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Tony Ray Hatley
Nov 19, 1953 - Aug 9, 2022
 
Tony Ray Hatley, 68, of Friendswood, Texas, died unexpectedly on August 9, 2022. He was born November 19, 1953 in Haskell, Texas to Jessie Wayne and Frances (Armstrong) Hatley.

Tony is preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Frances and his grandson, Mitchell Beaux Hatley.

Tony is survived by his wife, Janie Hinkle Hatley, his sons, Micah and wife Sierra, Jessie and wife Hannah, his grandchildren, Ella (15), Mason (13), Charlotte (11), Wyatt (10), Georgia (9), Evelyn (4), Ashton (9), Paisley (4) and Harvey who will be born any day now to Micah and Sierra. He had two sisters, JoAnn and Nancy and brother, Tim.
Tony would also want Sarah and Erin to know how much he loved them and appreciated how dedicated they were to his grandchildren.

Tony grew up in Blooming Grove, Texas. He was the third child of Wayne and Frances, growing up a small-town boy, this great big world seemed unattainable. He met Janie Angela Hinkle when he was in the third grade and loved her until his last breath on August 9, 2022.Tony and Janie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on March 25, 2022. He was a 1972 graduate of Blooming Grove High School, in Blooming Grove, Texas. He did not choose college because he was determined that life had purpose for him that would lead to success. He began that path with nothing in his pocket and built a life and family full of people that loved and respected him. He worked hard to create his own company that he was very proud of, Texas Mezzanine Design. As Tony grew his business, he had many longtime employees that depended on him for not only work, but personally as well. They knew that his support was only a phone call away. Tony always supported his family, he sent his oldest son, Micah to the University of Texas at Austin and eventually to law school and worked closely with his youngest son, Jessie to help support his dreams of owning and running his own business.

Micah and Jessie would both agree that Tony was a tenderhearted, unconventional father. The nature of his parenting included joking, taking them to construction sites and introducing them to interesting people. The fact that he held them to a higher standard is the foundation in which they aim to make their beloved father always proud of them for years to come.

Tony was dedicated to his friends as well. He truly enjoyed being a lifetime member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and the Planet Texas cook-off team. He made lifelong friends that provided support and comradery. He was a Vice Chairman for many years with the Livery Team, later the Rodeo Contestant Services Team. The group of people that served with him know how much time he dedicated to the contestants that come every year to compete in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He loves all of you more than you will ever know.

Since Tony was young, he was a man that never met a stranger. If you knew him, you know he could talk to anyone about anything even if he had no knowledge of the topic of conversation. If you ever had a conversation with Tony, you never knew when he was pulling your leg or telling the truth. It also brought him great pleasure to know that he could take your situation and bring it to a level of humor. Tony enjoyed making people laugh and if it included teasing you then that was even better. No matter how annoying his teasing became; you just wanted to hug his bigger than life personality.

At the end of Tony's life, it was all about the people he loved; above all else, his grandchildren who simply called him, Papa. The word, no was not in his Papa vocabulary. Tony might have aspired to be many things in life but being Papa will ultimately be his greatest legacy and that was exactly the way he would have wanted it.

Every year, Planet Texas cook-off team hosts the children with cancer through the Candlelighters foundation for lunch. On this special day, Tony's part was working to ensure that each child received a carnival book to enjoy a fun day. The Planet Texas members have let us know that hundreds of kids were impacted by Tony's generosity and determination to fund raise so every child got a carnival book. Therefore, Tony would not want flowers or a fuss to be made for his passing, just for each of you who reads this to help the children and families of the Candlelighters Childhood Cancer Family Alliance. If you would like to know more about this wonderful organization founded by families of children with cancer FOR families of children with cancer; to be a light in the darkness please go to www.Candle.org and you can make a memorial donation in the memory of Tony Hatley.

Notes:

  • Written by Janie & Micah Hatley and Mandy Grounds
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Janie Angela (Hinkle) Hatley married Mar. 25, 1972;  s/o Jessie Wayne Hatley and Frances Louise (Armstrong) Hatley buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas

Wilson Leeman Pape
Feb 27, 1939 - Jul 7, 2022
 
Wilson Leeman Pape, 83, of Barry Texas went to be with his Lord and Savior on July 7, 2022. Leeman was born in Ballinger Texas on February 27, 1939 to Arnis Wilson Pape and Lella Mae Pape. Leeman married Annita Rains on June 19, 1960 in Portales, NM.
Leeman was the oldest son of a circuit riding preacher with 8 younger brothers, 1 older and 3 younger sisters. He came to know Christ as his personal savior as a young boy and spent his entire life living a Christian example for his siblings and children, in his business dealings, in churches and within the communities in which he lived. As one example of his lifelong integrity, when he chose to start his own company, to avoid competing with his former employer, he moved his family from Portales to DeSoto Texas. He loved the outdoors, raising cattle, photography, fishing, and hunting. He and Annita moved to Barry Texas in 2001 to be closer to his ranch and cattle operation and began serving in the Corsicana community as he did everywhere he lived.
He was a Lion, a Gideon, a prayer warrior and a Christian life counselor for multitudes of pastors, teachers, fathers, sons, and friends. He served Northside Baptist for several years in multiple roles including several years as Deacon Chair. He had a servant’s heart and loved to sing, play his guitar, and share his faith. He was passionate about spreading God’s word and served many roles while a Gideon.
He is survived by his wife Annita; children Judi Wilson (Jerry), Stephen Pape (Becky), DeAnne Wilson (Philip), and Candace Pape-Macedo. Grandchildren Joei Shermer (Matt), Jami Potts (Jason), Jeni Wilson, Jared Wilson, Jordan Wilson, Joshua Pape (Ashlie), Stephanie Courtney (Braden), Timothy Pape (Ashlyn), Elise, Audrey, & Hannah Wilson; Marcella, Maiza, & Mason Macedo. Great Grandchildren Wilson, Delaney, Addison, Braden, Carson, Kynsee, Sadie, Luke, Noah, Levi, Scarlett, Ruby, and Cayden. Brothers Jack Pape (Sylvia), Earl Pape (Irene), David Pape (Carol), Isaac Pape (Pam), Paul Pape (Barb), West Pape (Lucena),Philip Pape (Diana), Jessie Pape (Sandy). Sisters Mae Wofford, Mary Ryan (David), Laura Robbins (Richard). Sister-in-laws Evelyn Gordon, Pat Rains, and Billie Rains and a host of extended family.
Each year for over 30 years Leeman purchased and read a new Bible and then gave it to someone he loved along with a challenge for them to read it as well. In memory of Leeman, the family would encourage donations to Gideon’s International to help support the continued distribution of God’s Word.

Visitation will be held Friday, July 15th from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held 10:00am Saturday, July 16th at Northside Baptist Church with Bro Daniel Harper officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • h/o Annita (Rains) Pape; s/o Arnis Wilson Pape & Lella Mae Pape.

Judith Lee“Judy” (Lambert) –Pausewang- Blackwell
Jan 11, 1945 - May 16, 2014

Judy L. Blackwell, 69, passed away May 16, 2014 in Stafford. She was born January 11, 1945 in Barry, Texas to the late Dock Kilburn and Mary Lorraine (Harrison) Lambert.

Judy is survived by her husband of nearly 40 years, Raleigh "Doodie" Blackwell, Jr.; children, Dana Duke and husband, James, Penni Pausewang and Roland Yarborough, Thomas Pausewang and wife, Joell and Jason Pausewang and wife, Tami, Raleigh Blackwell, III and wife, DeAnne, Amy Bosse and husband, Wyatt and LeeAnne Thumann and husband, Keith; grandchildren, Brittany Kaminski and husband, Kevin, Kade Perez, Jordyn, Kayleigh, Mady, Cally and Kari Pausewang, Rachel, Ty and Emily Blackwell, Jake, John and Lauren Bosse and Bryce and Kyle Thumann; three sisters; and one brother; along with numerous family and friends.

Judy had a great love of nature and for that reason, the family would like you to honor her memory by planting a tree or doing something that would draw you to the outdoors. For those wishing, memorials in Judy's name can be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, May 23, 2014 in the State Room of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg. Words of condolence may be left for the Blackwell family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com.

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  • Davis Greenlawn Funeral Chapel
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove Texas
  • 1st husband Joseph Leo Pausewang married April 6, 1963 2nd husband Raleigh White “Doodle” Blackwell, Jr. married Aug. 13, 1976 D/o Dock Kilburn Lambert and Mary Lorraine (Harrison) Lambert (Ashes only – no monument)

Robert Lafayette Reed
Sep 15, 1870 - May 10, 1958

R. L. Reed Dies Sunday Morning

R. L. Reed, 87, retired cotton mill employe, 846 South Fifteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning. He was a native of Clayton, Texas.

Funeral services are slated Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Reginal King, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, E. W. Reed, Midland; John and W. B. Reed, both of Odessa; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. O. Spain, Henry Redden, Lloyd Averitt, Wallace Pryor, Howard West and Cecil Bondurant.

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Mary Etta (Ferguson) Wortham
Aug 7, 1862 - Dec 6, 1958

Mrs. Wortham, Sun Co-Owner, Buried Monday

Mrs. Mary E. Wortham, 96, co-owner of the Corsicana Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Morning Light, widow of the late A. A. Wortham died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon following an illness of two months.

Funeral services will be held at the McCammon Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Wortham was a music teacher in Eufaula, Indian Territory, (now Oklahoma) when she married. The family later resided in Gainesville prior to coming to Corsicana more than 55 years ago.

Mrs. Wortham was a life-long member of the Methodist church and had been a member of the First Methodist church here since moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Lynne A. Wortham, editor of the Sun and Light; a granddaughter, Mrs. E. B. Harris, Jr., two great-granddaughters, Lynne and Hollie Harris, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Carpenter, Van Buren, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lowry Martin, E. B. Harris, Jr., Paul Moore, Fred DuBose, Charlton Gunter, Dave Levy, Talmadge Canant and H. T. Robinson.

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Lynne Albert Wortham
May 1, 1890 - Jan. 18, 1970





Wortham Rites

Services were held at 11 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lynne A. Wortham, 79, former co-owner and editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun.

Wortham was found dead at his home Sunday night.

The Rev. H. Lively Brown officiated and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Wortham was a veteran of 54 years in the newspaper business and was editor for 41 of those years.

He was born in Oklahoma, learned printing at Gainesville, moved to Corsicana in 1902 and joined the staff of the Sun in 1911.

He retired in 1965, selling his interest in the paper, but maintained an office in the newspaper building.

He is survived by his wife, a daughter, and two granddaughters.

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Lillie (Fleming) Anderson
Nov 12, 1905 - Oct 19, 1972

Mrs. Anderson

Mrs. Lillie Anderson, 69, of Ferris died at 1 p.m. Thursday at T. C. Tenery Memorial Hospital in Waxahachie.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. D. Henderson officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include Eddie Johnson; two brothers, the Rev. J. J. Johnson of Corsicana and Albert Blair of Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Erma Alexander of Seattle, Wash., and Mrs. Katie Miles and Mrs. Rosetta Snell, both of Corsicana.

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Mrs. L. Anderson

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Monday at the Calhoun Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Lillie Anderson, 69, of Ferris, who died Thursday at T. C. Tenery Memorial Hospital in Waxahachie.

Rev. J. D. Henderson officiated, and burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include two brothers and three sisters.

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Ollie Mae (Davis) McCreary-Smith
abt 1915 - Aug 6, 1972

Mrs. Smith

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Friday at Harmony Baptist Church for Mrs. Ollie Mae Smith, 57, Eloy, Arizona, formerly of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Eloy.

Rev. Clem Jones will officiate, and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, J. C. Smith of Eloy; a brother, Jack Davis of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Zeffie Cooper of Barry and Mrs. Ethel Deveraus of Eureka; a son, Willie J. McCreary, of Dallas; two daughters, Beaulah L. White of Dallas and Ruby Nell Christopher of Fort Worth; a step-daughter, Mrs. Vernon Jessie of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Services were at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Harmony Baptist Church for Mrs. Ollie Mae Smith, 57, Eloy, Ariz., formerly of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Eloy. Rev. Clem Jones officiated, and burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, a brother, two sisters, a son, two dughters, a step-daughter and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Jack Davis
Aug 25, 1900 - Dec 5, 1975

Jack Davis

Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Harmony Baptist Church for Jack Davis, 75, resident of Kerens, who died at his home in Kerens.

The Rev. Clem Jones will officiate, with burial to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home.

He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Harmony Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Deveraux of Kerens and Mrs. Zeffie Cooper of Corsicana; three nephews, five nieces, and other relatives.

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Joe Dean Smith/Kennard
Aug 29, 1956 - Jun 11, 1972

15-Year-Old Dies After Drinking Rum

Joe Dean (Kinnard) Smith, 15, of 1820 E. 3rd Ave., was found dead at 9:50 p.m. Sunday at South Park Garden Apts.

Justice of the Peace Aubrey Smith said the boy was staying overnight at the apartment of George Smith, where he was found dead on the sofa. The boy had no history of illness, said, J. P. Smith. He was reported to have drunk some rum earlier in the evening.

Scott Funeral Home took the body to Navarro County Memorial Hospital. J. P. Smith ordered an autopsy, which was performed Sunday by Dr. john W. Barnes. Results of the autopsy were not available Monday morning.

The boy’s body was at Scott Funeral Home.

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J. D. S. Kinnard

Funeral services were to be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Dean Smith (Kinnard), 15, of Corsicana who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday. Rev. E. C. David officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

He is survived by his mother Mrs. Vernell Kinnard of Corsicana; four sisters, two brothers, seven aunts, four uncles and one niece all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Essie (Taylor) Moore
Dec 29, 1895 - Jan 15, 1972

Mrs. Moore

Funeral services for Mrs. Essie P. Moore, 72, Corsicana resident the past 50 years, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Andrews United Methodist Church here. The Rev. Abraham McGill will officiate. Nephews will be pallbearers. Ross Funeral Home will direct with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

A native of Calvert, she died Jan. 15 in Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas G. Moore of Corsicana; two brothers, Roscoe Latimer of Corsicana and James Taylor of Dallas; four foster-daughters, Essie L. Taylor, Ione K. Watts, Thelma Chance and Myrtle Lattimer; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Clifford Alton Frost
Oct 15, 1923 - Mar 29, 2018
 
Clifford Alton Frost, 94, of Wortham passed away March 29, 2018 at Providence Hospice Place in Waco. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 2, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Wortham with Reverend Chris Rowe officiating. Interment will follow the service at Wortham Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be Sunday evening 6-7 p.m. at Corley-Porter Chapel Wortham.

Alton was born October 15, 1923 in Navarro County, Texas to Charlie and Melvia Bennett Frost. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Danny Frost. Alton is survived by his wife, Marie Frost of Wortham; son, John Frost & wife, Debbie of Houston; granddaughter, Danielle Frost of Houston; grandsons, Jared Frost of Houston and Justin Frost & wife, Lori of Houston; great grandson, Casey Frost and great granddaughters, Parker Frost and Paige Frost.

Serving as pallbearers will be Justin Frost, Jared Frost, Larry Jones, Paul Dunn, Ricky Calame and Dicky Thornton.


pic from Pensacola USN Air Training Center - 1943 book - flight class 3-C 43-P (C) - (from fold3 website)

 

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Winnie Joyce (Frost) Chamberlain
Jan 31, 1925 - Jun 17, 2014

Winnie Joyce Frost Chamberlain passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Service: 2 p.m. Friday in Emerald Hills Memorial Chapel in Kennedale. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Emerald Hills Funeral Home. Winnie was born in January 1925 to Clarence and Alma Frost in Pisque Ridge. She graduated from Richland High School. She was an avid 42 player and is remembered as the life of the party. She enjoyed painting landscapes and scenery. In her early adult life, she worked as a mail carrier's assistant. Later on she was content to stay at home and raise her children. Her family recalls her great love for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jo joins in heaven her parents; siblings, Lilly Grace Robinson and Wendy Frost; her loving husband, Edson Malcolm Chamberlain; and a son, Bradley Frost Chamberlain. Survivors: Those left to cherish her memory are her sons, Steve and wife, Sharon Chamberlain, Tim and wife, Carla Chamberlain; grandchildren, Andee and husband, Rob, Jenifer and husband, Matt, Cara and husband, Josh, Tyler, Adam and Christy; great-grandchildren, Jacey and Taylor; daughter-in-law, Nancy Seidner and husband, Steve; numerous extended family; and many friends.

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Clarence Eugene Frost
Mar 6, 1888 - Dec 26k 1959

FROST FUNERAL AT WORTHAM
CORSICANA - Dec. 28 - SPL - Funeral services for Clarence E. Frost,62, farmer, who died at the family home, Route 1, Wortham, early Tuesday, were held from the First Methodist Church in Wortham Wednesday at 2 p.m.
Surviving are his widow: a son, Weldon Frost; two daughters, Miss Lillie Grace Frost, all of Worham, and Mrs. Eddie Chamberlain, Fort Worth; a grandchild; six brothers J.L., M.M. and B.J. Frost, all of Richland; H.R. Frost, Corsicana; C.C. Frost Mexia, and R.F. Frost, Wortham; four sisters, Mrs. E. B. Livingston, Mrs. J. H. Livingston and Mrs. T. E. Owens, all of Wortham, and Mrs. W. W. Plunkett, Corsicana.

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Gregory C. Conant
Feb 13, 1948 - Feb 12, 1968

Name Gregory C Conant
From Navarro County, Texas
Born February 13, 1948
Death February 12, 1968
War Vietnam War
Rank Sergeant
Specialty Light Weapons Infantry
Branch US Army
Group 25th Infantry Division, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, Troop B
Cause Hostile, Killed in Action
Location South Vietnam, Hua Nghia province
Awarded ★ Distinguished Service Cross
★ Bronze Star
★ Purple Heart

Notes:

  • Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antionio, Bexar Co., TX 
  • FindAGrave.com  #512997
  • MOS: 11B40 Infantryman.
    B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 25th Infantry Division, USARV.
    Survived by his parents, MSgt & Mrs Homer F Conant of 416 Zuni St, While Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Sarah Margaret Pequignot
Feb 10, 1948 - Jul 16, 2022

Sarah M. (Clark) Pequignot of Barry, TX passed away peacefully on July 16th, 2022, at her home. She was born on February 10, 1948, in Sidney, Ohio to father, Theodore Roosevelt Clark and mother, Nell (Chaney) Clark who preceded her in death. She married Andy Pequignot on March 21, 1975.

Sarah is survived by her husband, Andy Pequignot of Barry, TX; daughter, Tammy L. Creager (Tony) of Anna, Ohio; son, Gary R, Motter (Leslie) of Dawson, Texas; daughter, Betty J. Miller (Richard) of Barry, TX; daughter, Lola L. Clayton (Jason) of St. Mary’s, Ohio; son, Theodore A. Pequignot of Barry, TX; Grandchildren, Gary Motter Jr., April Motter, Kyle Motter, Theodore Pequignot Jr., Oston Pequignot, Cody Motter, and Jayla Clayton; and several Great Grandchildren.

Sarah was preceded in death by her siblings Henry (Patricia) Bynum, George (Ruth) Bynum, Dorothy (Warren) Cook, James (Jean) Clark, and Harry Clark of Sidney, Ohio. JoAnn Lyme from Jackson Center, Ohio. Lillian Sue Pequignot (Norbert) of Barry, TX. Martha (Ronald) of Cotterman, Florida.

A family viewing will be held from 6-8 PM, Tuesday, July 19th, 2022, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Family Visitation
JUL 19. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CT)
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
1530 N. 45th Street
Corsicana, TX 75110

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Tommye Royce (Brooks) Hall
Jan 1, 1922 - Feb 18, 2017

Tommye R. Hall, 95, passed away February 18, 2017 in Dallas.

She was born January 1, 1922 in Blooming Grove to Lalia and John Brooks.

Survivors: Son, Ron and wife, Beth Hall; grandchildren, Regan Hall Donnell, Carson and Megan Hall, Melanie Fowler and Melissa Taylor; seven great-grandchildren; and brother, Ray Brooks.

Notes:

  • Greenwood Funeral Home, Ft. Worth, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1936-1937 Barry High School Team Photo
  • Burial in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Ft. Worth, TX Garden of Everlasting Love
  • w/o Earl Frank Hall; d/o John Thomas "Jack" Brooks & Lalia Beulah Ann (Ray) Brooks buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX.

Ima Elise (Gay) Hoffman-Brinkley, Dr.
Mar 10, 1922 - Jan 16, 2014

R. EKISE HOFFMAN BRINKLEY (Ima Elise Gay), former Nurse Educator/Director, died Thursday, January 16, 2014, after a long battle with Alzheimer's complicated by a recent fall.

She is survived by her daughter in Sugar Land, Dr. Mazie Hoffman Leftwich and husband Brent, and daughter Dr. Rosilyn Hoffman Overton and husband Mardiros Hatsakorzian of New York, along with grandchildren Cinnamon Peschel Fuentes and husband Adrian, Barkley Peschel and wife Jill, Lori Leftwich, and Amy Leftwich Benson and husband Captain James Benson, all of Sugar Land; grandson Adam Overton and wife Christin of Seattle, Washington, and grandson Aaron Overton of Baltimore, Maryland. Great grandchildren include Caden, Gracie and Bella Peschel, Skylar and Satine Fuentes, Logan Benson, Nathan and Allyssa Overton, and Elizabeth, Courtney, and Gregory Overton. There are numerous nieces and nephew survivors as well.

She was born in Barry, Texas, March 10, 1922, and is preceded in death by her parents, James Edward and Laura Jack Foster Gay of Barry, Texas, her first husband, Billy C. Hoffman of Richmond and second husband, Roger B. Brinkley of Meadows Place, Texas, along with brothers and sisters who had lived in Arizona and the Dallas/Corsicana area: Kenneth Gay, Celeste Gay, Christine Butler, Mae Lyons, Kate Lewis, Francis Moore and Jimmy Dale Gay. She leaves behind a very dear friend and her loving caregiver for the past 5 years, Ms. Pat Standard, LVN, of Meadows Place, Texas.

Dr. Brinkley was a beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother who was always kind and loving, was filled with a Christian faith that she lived-out daily, and gave of herself selflessly throughout her entire life. She was also a brilliant and successful woman who accomplished much throughout her entire life. As a high school student she excelled academically but also was the Captain of the Basketball team, winning County then State honors and was selected to the All-Star Team; additionally being named All-State Guard and All-Staff Forward both her Junior and Senior year. The team called her 'legs' as she was their tallest member. She went on into her early adulthood to work tirelessly in a plant building airplanes in the World War II efforts, and was the proverbial 'Rosie the Riveter'.

Following a near-fatal auto accident in 1943, she beat all the odds and her doctor's prognosis by surviving, learning to walk again, and eventually giving birth to a second child. This strong-will and determination continued to propel her forward as she first became a LVN (nurse), then earned her RN from Hermann Hospital in Houston and ran the Operating and ER at Polly Ryan Hospital in Richmond. Eventually she returned to the academic world to earn a BS and MS in Nursing, a BA in Psychology and a MEd in Guidance and Counseling; and finally her EdD - Doctorate of Education from Nova University. She was the Director of the LVN School of Nursing at Polly Ryan Hospital for many years prior to it becoming a part of WCJC. She went on to become the Director of the ADN School of Nursing at Alvin Community College, for 20 years, where students and instructors loved her dearly for her exceptional skills of teaching and her great kindnesses. After retiring from nursing, she became a LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor) and a BCIA (Biofeedback Therapist Certified / Institute of American). During this second career she worked with her daughter, Dr. Mazie Leftwich, in her Counseling Clinic in Richmond and then went on to be Director of the Biofeedback Clinic at Orchard Creek Hospital in Rosenberg until her second and final retirement.
Professional Associations and Honors include: Texas and American Nurses Association; National League for Nursing; Deans and Directors of Nursing Schools of Texas; Who's Who in American Professional Organizations; Who's Who in American Women; International Who's Who in Education; American Institute of Biofeedback and the Fort Bend Health Council, as well as many, many others.

Her Community and Civic involvement includes: Texas Honorary Life Member - National PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) and President, Texas PTA; she was very active during the Mothers March on Polio from 1938 - the mid-60s that eventually irradiated the disease'; District President and Grand Nobel, Rebekah Lodge (Rosenberg); had leadership roles in the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, Salvation Army; was a Girl Scout and 4-H Leader, Band and Choir Booster President - Lamar CISD; and longtime Bible Student and Sunday School teacher. She was an active member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Richmond, for over 50 years, and for the past 25 years has been an active member of Sugar Land United Methodist Church and a Sunday School teacher of the Fellowship Class.

Dr. Brinkley was truly an amazing women; she will be missed by her family although they are rejoicing in her resurrection, knowing she is with all her family in heaven, and is free from pain and the horrible disease of Alzheimer's.

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Lena (Parhams) Miller-Green
Jan 18, 1894 - Feb 28, 1973

Mrs. Green

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilgo Baptist Church in Corsicana for Mrs. Lena Green, native of Navasota and resident of Corsicana for 40 years, who died Wednesday night at Mel Haven Convalescent Home. Rev. O. L. Terrell, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Timothy Community Cemetery at Chatfield, Tex. Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include a son, Oscar Miller of Corsicana; a brother, Dan Parhams (address unknown), five grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Green

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Green, longtime Corsicana resident, were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Wilgo Baptist Church with the Rev. O. L. Terrell, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Timothy Community Cemetery at Chatfield under direction of Scott Funeral Home. She died Wednesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Surviving are a son, five grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and one brother.

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Johnny Carl Davis
Aug 21, 1901 - Nov 28, 1973

J. C. Davis

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of the Living God, CWFF, 906 S. Main St., for Johnnie Carl Davis, 72, of 707 E. Fourth Ave. who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. Bishop C. H. Hunter will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery. Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Surviving are his mother-in-law, Mrs. Fannie Kirven of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Opal F. Whitmore, Sacremento, Calif.; a step-daughter, Mrs. Mary Lou Thomas, Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Ida V. McBride, Corsicana; Mrs. Frances Butler, Ennis, and Mrs. Ressie English, Fort Worth; one brother, Willie Davis, Jr., Mathis, Texas; and other relatives.

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Martha Viola (Bruner) Allen
Oct 2, 1887 - Aug 30, 1973

Mrs. Allen

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Friday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Martha (Ola) Allen, 85, who died early this morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Olin Bales, First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate and burial will follow at Patterson Cemetery in Emhouse. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Survivors include two sons, Luther Ware of Dallas and Tommy B. Allen of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Wallace B. Roberts of Corsicana and Mrs. Lynn Holloway of Kerens; a brother, G. C. Bruner of Ennis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Alton Bailey Anderson
Oct 5, 1904 - Aug 5, 1973

A. B. Anderson

PURDON—Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Pursley Baptist Church in Pursley for A. B. Anderson, 68, of Purdon, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. James Eddins and Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, with burial to follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

He was a member of Pursley Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alton Anderson of Purdon; two sons, Thomas Anderson of Athens, Ala., and Travis Anderson of Pursley; a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Moore of Hubbard; three grandchildren; two brothers, Homer Anderson of Hillsboro and Stevens Anderson of Azle, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Calvin Johnson of Houston.

Pallbearers include E. M. Ganze, Cecil Humbert, Chester Bonner, D. C. Ganze, A. M. Murray, and Curtis Clemons.

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A. B. Anderson

PURDON—Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Pursley Baptist Church in Pursley for A. B. Anderson, 68, of Purdon who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. James Eddins and Rev. Mickey Loftis was to officiate with burial to follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, a daughter, three grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.

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Leota Pansy (Bills) Miller
Apr 25, 1909 - Jun 1991
 
Miller, Graham
GRAHAM, Texas (Special) - Leota P. Miller, 82, died Thursday at her home in Graham.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Edgar Jones, associate pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Loving, Texas, Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.
She was born April 25, 1909 in Emmett, Texas, moving to Graham in 1982, from huntington Beach Calif.  She and Burl L. Miller were married July 8, 1945, in Bakersfield, Calif. He died in 1962. She was a member of Graham First Baptist Church.
Survivors include a stop-daughter, Beulah Williams of Bakersfield; three brothers, Pat W. Bills of Snyder, Texas, Donald Bills of Amarillo, Texas, and Jack Bills of Kerrville, Texas.  two sisters, Dorothy Ligon of Loving and Mary Glynn Mayes of Grandview, Texas; two grandchildren; and five grandchildren

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Ida Bell (McAfee) Rose
Feb 23, 1878 - Feb 18, 1921

Died After Many Months illness
Mrs. Ida Rose, wife of W. L. Rose of Dawson, and the daughter of A. C. McAfee of Corsicana, died in the Arlington Sanitarium yesterday after many months illness with pellagra.
The deceased is survived by her husband and eight children and many siste4rs and brothers. The remains will be interred at Dawson tomorrow. Her brothers Alma McAfee of Port Arthur; C R McAfee of Amarillo and Rev. J. W. McAfee of Coledge will be here to attend the funeral and her sister, Mrs. Ray Ely, of Austin will also be here.
The brothers and sisters of the deceased are R. L. McAfee, Corsicana; C. R. McAfee, Amarillo; Rev. J. W. McAfee, Cooledge; Mrs. Ray Ely, Austin; Dr. A. M. McAfee, Port Arthur; Miss Willie Dean McAfee, Dallas; Mrs. W. L. Daniels, Hillsboro; Terry McAfee, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ross Sutton, Austin

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ROSE - Corsicana, Mrs. W. L. Rose died near here Saturday. She is survived by her husband and eight children; her father A. C. McAfee and numerous brothers and sisters. Among her brothers is Dr. M. A. McAfee of Port Arthur.

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Eugene Debs Hughen
Oct 25, 1914 - Oct 25, 1978

VISALIA - Funeral services for Eugene D. Hughen, 64, of Visalia, who died Wednesday, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Miller Memorial Visalia Chapel. Burial will be in the Visalia Cemetery.
Hughen was born in Frost, Texas. He maried Sylvia Shearer in 1936 and the couple moved to Tulare in 1967 and to Visalia in 1971.  He was a salesman for the New Holland-Tulare Farm Equipment Co.
Besides his widow other survivors are a son, Ronald of Santa Barbara, two brothers, George of Colorado and John of Tennessee, four sisters, Edna and Joy Brown, both of Texas, Luzelle Bennett of Mississippi and Kate Shearer of Arkansas, and a grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Fresno Bee (Fresno, California) - Oct 26, 1978

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Eugene D. Hughen
Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Miller Memorial Chapel, Visalia, for Eugene D. Hughen, 64, Visalia. He died Wednesday in a Visalia hospital. Hughen was a native of Frost, Texas, and was raised in Texas and Arkansas. He married Sylvia Shearer in Heber Springs, Ark., Dec. 20, 1936. The couple came to Tulare in 1967 and moved to Visalia in 1971. Hughen was employed by the New Holland Company for more than 20 years, working out of the Tulare store most recently. Hughen is survived by his wife, Sylvia Hughen, Visalia; a son, Ronald Hughen, Santa Barbara; two brothers, George Hughen, Grand Junction, Colo., and John Hughen, Dyersburg, Tenn.; four sisters, Edna Brown and Joy Brown, both of Amarillo, Texas; Luzelle Bennett, Byhalia, Miss., and Kate Shearer, Pangburn, Ark., and one granddaughter. Burial will be in Visalia Cemetery.

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  • Tulare [County, California] Advance Register, Thursday, 26 Oct 1978, page 6

Lee W. Warren
Feb 13, 1894 - Nov 3, 1946

BROWNVILLE JCT. - Nov 5 - Lee W. Warren, 52, died suddenly Sunday morning.
Mr. Warren followed the electrician and plumbing trades, and was active in town affairs.
He was born in Frost, Texas, Feb 13, 1894. A resident of Brownville for the past 26 years. He was a veteran of World War I, having served in the U.S. Navy from 1912 to 1920.
He was a member of Bernard Jones post, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Presbyterian church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Florence (McLeod) Warren, of Brownville Jct.; his mother, Mrs. Callie Warren; two brothers, two sisters, nieces and nephews, all living in Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services with military honors will be held at St. john's Episcopal chruch in Brownville Jct. Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Burial will be in Pine Tree cemetery, Brownville Jct.

Notes:

  • The Banor Daily News (Bangor, Main) Nov 6, 1946

Beryl Alma (Spencer) Warner
May 17, 1904 - Dec 10, 1978

B. WARNER
Services for Mrs. Beryl Alma Warner, 74, Oklahoma City, will be at 1 p.m. today at Sherman-Demuth Funeral Home with burial in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas. Mrs. Warner died Sunday at Presbyterian Hospital after a long illness.
She was born in Frost, Texas and came to Oklahoma City in the 1940s.
Survivors include a brother, Jack Spencer, Mexia, Texas, and a half sister, Ethel Sampsel, of Los Angeles.

Notes:

  • The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City) Dec 12, 1978

Alfred Owen Curry
Feb 3, 1897 - Apr 16, 1975

ALFRED OWEN CURRY, 78, 1917 Mimosa, Arlington. Passed away Wednesday. Born in Frost, Texas, Tarrant County resident 32 years. Veteran of World War I. Retired postal inspector, Member of Northwest Christian Church. Survivors; Wife, Mrs. Lila Cury; sons, Stanley Elliott Curry, Irving, Alfred Dudley Curry, Edwardsville, Illinois; seven grandchildren; sisters, mrs. S. C. Parnell, Lubbock, Mrs. C. B. South, Big Spring; Mrs. Justin Anderson, Baird; brother, Brandon Curry, Big Spring. Services 10 a.m. Friday, Moore Funeral Chapel, Arlington. Interment Moore Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity. Arrangements Hugh m. Moore & Sons, 1219 N. Davis Arlington.

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  • Fort Worth Star Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) Apr 17, 1975

Doris Lamone Hairston
Apr 27, 1932 - Apr 28, 1963

HARISTON, MRS. DORIS LaMONE, 31, of 1329 Alston. Found dead Sunday at home. Natural causes. Born in Frost, lived in Dallas before moving here a month ago. She and her husband, Bob Hairston, who died last month in Dallas, were both blind. Survivors: Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Thrailkill of Fort Worth, Richard H., W. B. and E. C. Thrailkill of Duncanville; three sisters, Miss Ana Jo Thrailkill of Fort Worth, Mrs. Ida Mae Sanders of Longview, Mrs. Frances Duke of Sunny Side, Waller County. Services 1 p.m. Monday Owens & Brumley Chapel. Burial Bluebonnet Hills.

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  • Fort Worth Star Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) Apr 29, 1963

John T. Ross
Feb 27, 1912 - Mar 29, 1956

J. T. Ross, 44, of 2917 W. 5th, will be buried in Rose Hill after funeral services at 2 p.m. Friday in Miller's Chapel.
Ross, a shear operator at Burton Steel Company, was dead on arrival early Thursday at a hospital.
He was born in Frost and had lived in Fort Worth 20 years.
Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Kanetha Rogers; a son, Chester Ross; three step-daughters, Marilyn Roberts, Mrs. J. E. Alexander and Mrs. John A. Mayhew, all of Fort Worth; two brothers, Troy Ross of Midlothian and Roland Ross of Carrollton, and two isters, Mrs. Arthur Freeman of Dallas and Mrs. E. C> Blythe of Midlothian.

Notes:

  • Fort Worth Start Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) - Mar 30, 1956
  • Burial at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant CO., TX; Oaklawn Section; SE corner
  • h/o Doris (Roberts) Ross; s/o George Lee Ross & Agnes Nancy (Denn) Ross

Grace (Jenkins) Hulsey
Jun 22, 1899 - Sep 8, 1990

DE LEON - Grace Jenkins Hulsey of De Leon died yesterday at a De Leon hospital. She was 91.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at De Leon Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be at 5 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Cleburne.
Mrs. Hulsey was born in Frost. She was a homemaker and a member of First Baptist Church of De Leon.
Survivors: Two daughters, Juanita Raby of De Leon and Virginia Martin of Amarillo; sister, Gladys Holdridge of De Leon; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Fort Worth Star Telegram (Fort Worth, TX) Sep 9, 1990

Ernest Martin
Apr 7, 1894 - Apr 20, 1973

Ernest Martin

Funeral services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana for Ernest Martin of Kerens who died early Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.

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Ernest Martin

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at People Baptist Church in Samarian Community near Kerens for Ernest Martin, 84, of Kerens, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. W. L. Mosley will officiate, and burial will be at Samarian Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home will direct.

He was a member of People Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Mae Colbert of Kerens; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a step-son, Clyde Vernon of Lubbock; and a step-daughter, Mrs. Minnie Westbrook of Los Angeles, Calif.

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Billy James Allen
Mar 2, 1937 - Apr 7, 1973

B. J. Allen

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens for Billy James Allen, 36, of Malakoff who was shot and killed Saturday night at Athens.

Burial will be at Kerens. He was a former resident of Kerens recently living in Malakoff.

Brown Funeral Home in Malakoff will direct.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ora D. Allen of Malakoff; his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Allen of Kerens; and his father, Hez Allen of Kerens; a son, Ronald Wayne Allen of Powell; several sisters and several brothers including Willie P. Rhynes of Corsicana; a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Bessie (Hamner) Polk
Dec 1, 1911 - Jan 22, 1973

Mrs. Bessie Polk

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Friday at the Eastside Church of Christ for Mrs. Bessie Polk, native of Navarro County who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Willie Wilmore, Eastside Church of Christ pastor, will officiate, with burial to follow at Samarian Cemetery in Kerens. Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include her father, Ed Hamner of Kerens; two brothers, Deck Hamner of Kilgore, and Robert Hamner of Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. Pearlie Mae Liner of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Willie V. Williams of Kilgore.

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Lena (Thomas) Atkins
Oct 20, 1900 - May 7, 1973

Mrs. Atkins

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Lena Atkins, 77, of Kerens, who died Monday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. Rev. S. Washington, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Samarian Cemetery.

Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

She was a member of New Hope Baptist Church. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Thomas, preceded her in death.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Edna Jimmerson of Kerens, two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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Carrie Lee (Bigham) Harris
Jan 1, 1902 - Jan 30, 1973

Mrs. C. L. Harris

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana for Mrs. Carrie Lee Harris, who died Tuesday morning at Mineral Wells.

Additional information on services was unavailable at presstime.

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Mrs. C. L. Harris

WINKLER—Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Elmo Baptist Church in Winkler for Mrs. Carrie Lee Bigham Harris, 70, of Mineral Wells, a native of Winkler who died Tuesday in a hospital in Mineral Wells.

Rev. Leonard Lee was to officiate, with burial to follow at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Corley Funeral Home of Corsicana.

She was a retired Civil Service secretary.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Vivian Stewart and Mrs. Lillian Brandon, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Bessie Lou Anderson of Corsicana; two brothers, Sam Bigham and Bill Bigham, both of Dallas; three nephews, Sidney Bigham of San Antonio, Paul Bigham of Dallas and George Mitchell of Logan, Utah.

Pallbearers were to be George Mitchell, Paul Bigham, Sidney Bigham and Rob Pillans.

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Robert Leslie Parker
Aug 28, 1906 - Aug 26, 1973

Leslie Parker

KERENS—Funeral services were scheduled for 3 p.m. Monday afternoon in the Kerens First Baptist Church for Leslie Parker, 66, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery, with Rev. Olin Boles officiating and Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

He was a farmer and rancher and a native of Kerens.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Klondice Parker of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Boyd of Waco and Mrs. Clint Floyd of Trinidad; six grandchildren; two brothers, Willard Parker and Howard Parker of Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. Autry of Coleman, Mrs. Malcom Autry of Gustine, Mrs. John Tracy of Cleburne, and Mrs. Frank McGehee of Natchez, Miss.

Pallbearers include Bea Cherry, R. A. Chrisman, W. L. Bain, C. E. Blissett, R. A. Bain and C. F. Henderson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Aug 27, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Klondice Lee (Mitchell) Parker married May 26, 1928; s/o Joseph Hopkins Parker & Maud Matilda (Boon) Parker

John Thomas Burross
Jun 29, 1887 - Sep 2, 1973

J. T. Burross

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for John T. Burross, 85, who died Sunday in Twilight Home. The Rev. J. C. Bristow will officiate, with burial to be in Old Pursley Cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, he was a retired farmer and former owner of a hatchery and feed store.

He is survived by his widow of Corsicana; one brother, Wilmer Swink of Olney, Texas; and five sisters, Mrs. Betty Bales of Dallas, Mrs. Peggy Byers of Olney, Mrs. Maurine Campbell of Houston, Mrs. Lewellyn Watson of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Jackie Boswell of Barry.

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J. T. Burross

Funeral services were held today for John T. Burross, 85, who died Sunday in the Twilight Home. J. C. Bristow and E. Steinman officiated at the services held at a local funeral chapel. Burial was at the Old Pursley Cemetery.

Survivors included his widow, one brother, five nieces, and a nephew, Carroll Weaver of Houston. Pallbearers were Darwin Milled, Roy Patrick, J. F. Nelson, Bob Walker, David Campos, and Walter Taylor.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Sep 4, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Audrey Bell (Hays) Burross; s/o Andrew Jackson Burross & Susan Elizabeth “Bettie” (McLain) Burross-Swink
     

Lynn Adams
Jul 21, 1888 - Jan 27, 1973

L. Adams

Private memorial services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday in the Chapel of the Westminister Presbyterian Church for Lynn Adams, 92, of 1209 Elmwood Circle, who died Saturday. He was a native of Navarro County.

Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate.

Adams had willed his body to medical science.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Marley Smith of Corsicana; two grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that any contributions or memorials be sent to the Presbyterian Childrens Home and Services Agency in Itasca, Tex.

Griffin Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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Virginia (Boyd) McKinney
Jun 20, 1883 - Sep 20, 1980
 
Virginia Boyd McKinney, 97, died Saturday morning in an Aransas Pass hospital.
She was born in Blooming Grove, Texas and had lived in Rockport since 1954. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Rockport. She was a member of the A.A.R.P. and a member of the Good Neighbors Club.
Survivors include for daughters, Velma Cleveland, Rockport, Bethel Longino, Corpus Christi, Jewell Morris and Opal Foster both of Dallas Texas; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; four great great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at the Marshall Funeral Home Chapel in Rockport. Burial will be in the Prairie View Cemetery in Aransas Pass, Texas.
Marshall Funeral Home of Rockport

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Roy Don Holcomb
Mar 29, 1936 - Sep 12, 2021
 

Roy Don Holcomb, age 85 of Arlington, Texas, passed away at home after a long battle with dementia on Septmber 12, 2021, surrounded by family. Roy was born in Emhouse, Texas, where he met his wife, Christine, and was married fore 66 years. Roy was a loving Husband, Dad, and Big Daddy. He was a man of faith and character who cherished his family above all else. He was a long-time member of Lake Church. He would do anyting for anyone and want nothing in return. He worked at the General Motors Assembly Plant for 43 years. He is survived by his wife, Christine Wilson-Holcomb, by one sister, Wilma McCann and one sister-in-law, Pat Holcomb, two daughters and son-in-laws, Bruce and Tina Loflin of Pasco, Washington, and Gary and Donna Sodd of Pantego, Texas. He has four grandchildren, Brande Loflin, Cassey Freeman and spouse, Craig, Waylon Sodd and spouse, Carolyn, and Lindsey Elsner and spouse, Austin. He has nine great-grandchildren, Jacey, Chhayse, Avery, Brady, Brooklyn, Ashlyn, Beckett, Weston, and Kaitlyn. A graveside service will be heldon Monday September, 20 at 12 PM at Emerald Hills Cemetery, Kennedale, Texas.
 

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Glen Golden McAfee
Nov 19, 1916 - Sep 23, 1986

Glen G. Golden
GRAHAM - Glen G. McAfee, 69, of Graham, died Tuesday at a Graham hospital.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Morrison Funeral Home in Graham. Graveside service will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Crestview Memorial Park in Wichita Falls.
McAfee was born in Allen, Neb., and had lived in Graham for 13 years. He was a veteran of World War II. He worked at Noble Plantland in Graham and has been a U.S. Postal Service official in Wichita Falls.
McAfee was a member of Graham Gem and Mineral Club, Graham Noon Lions Club and First United Methodist Chruch in Graham. He was past president of North Texas Gen and Mineral Club and the Methjodist men's Club.
Survivors include his wife, Nita McAfee of Graham; one sister, Mrs. Calvin COle of Lakewood, Calif; one brother, Gene McAfee of Baldwin Park, Calif; one grandchild; and one great-grandchild.

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John Stephen Johnson
Dec 1, 1891 - Jun 7, 1971

John S. Johnson's Services Pending
GRAHAM, Tex. (Special) - Services are pending at Morrison Funeral Home for John Stephen Johnson, 80, who died Monday at a Graham retirement home after a lengthy illness.
Johnson was born Dec 1, 18900, in Hill County, Tex. A retired machinist and implement dealer, he came to Graham in 1918 from Electra. He married Georgie Anna McAfee, Aug 27, 1913 in Corsicana, Tex. and was a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. Carlen of Dallas and Mrs. Nita Miller of Graham; two grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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James Scott Ferguson
Jul 12, 1908 - Sep 23, 1978

OBITUARY
JAMES SCOTT FERGUSON,
3146 Cockrell, Survivors: Son, David S. Ferguson, Des Moines, Iowa, daughters, Mrs. Charled Nemir, Austin, Mrs. Jack Tidwell, Odessa, sisters, Mrs. Mattie McGee, Harlingen, Mrs. Mildred Selby, Harlingen, Mrs. Vesta Eck, Graffon, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Services 2 p.m. Monday, Laurel Land Chapel. Rev. James Lambert officiating. Interment Laurel Land Cemetery. Arrangements Shannon's South 926-3314

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Vivian Lucile (McAfee) Ferguson
Sep 20, 1906 - Oct 23, 1979

FERGUSON, Vivial L., 73, 3543 Greystone, died Tuesday. Services pending at Weed-Corley Funeral Home. Survivors: son David Scott Ferguson of Mansfield, daughters, Carole Lyn Tidwell of Odessa, Judy Ann Nemir of Austin; brother, H. D. McAfee of Arlington; sister, MRs. Grace Perry of Tacoma, Wash.; five grandchildren.

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FERGUSON, Vivial L., 73, 3543 Greystone, died Tuesday. Services 3 p.m. today at Weed-Corley Funeral Home. Burial, Austin Memorial Park, Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers.

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James Edwin Shelton
Aug 22, 1906 - May 5, 1986

SHELTON, James Edwin "Red" of Nocona, Texas. Services at 2. p.m. Monday at Jerry Woods Funeral Home. Burial in Nocona Cemetery
Times Record News (Wichita Falls, TX) May 9, 1986


NOCONA, Texas - Services for James Edwin "Red" Shelton, 79, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Jerry Woods Funeral Home with the Rev. Luther Wilson, retiried Methodist minister, officiating. Burial will be in Nocona Cemetery with Masonic Graveside rites by Nocona Lodge 753 AF&AM.
He died Monday in a hospital here.
He was born Aug 22, 1906 in Hubbard, Texas. He was a retired gauger for Service Pipeline. He was a member of the Methodist church.
He was a life member of Nocona Masonic Lodge 753 AF&AM. He was a member of Nocona Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.
He was past worshipful master of Nocona Lodge 753, past district deputy grand master of the 86th Masonic District, past worthy patron of Nocona Chapter No. 62 Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include his son, James; a daughter, Lujean Hall of Wichita Falls; a sister, Wynona Dowdy of Garland; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Lee Cleo “Yank” Ross
Nov 15, 1913 - Mar 1, 1973

L. C. Ross

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens for L. C. (Yank) Ross, 59, of Kerens, who died Thursday at Azle, Tex. Rev. Charles Pringle, Westside Baptist Church pastor, in Corsicana. Rev. Bob Roberts and Rev. Olin Boles, First Baptist pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Paschal Funeral Home will direct.

He was a truck driver and chaplain for Transports For Christ, a lifelong resident of Kerens, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lorene Ross of Kerens, two daughters, Mary Lee Ross of Kerens and Mrs. Betty Ann Derdin of Irving; three sisters, Mrs. Cecil Johnston of Kerens, Mrs. Earl Berry of Kerens, and Mrs. T. A. Phillips of Mesquite; three brothers, Sol Ross of Forney, Calvin Ross of Kilgore, and A. M. Ross of Houston; and two grandchildren.

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L. C. Ross

KERENS—Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church for L. C. (Yank) Ross, 59, lifelong Kerens resident who died Thursday. Officiating ministers were the Rev. Charles Pringle, Rev. Bob Roberts and Rev. Olin Boles. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, two grandchildren, three sisters and three brothers.

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Chester Aaron Slate
Mar 16, 1895 - May 27, 1973

Chester Slate

KERENS—Chester Slate, 78, of Kerens, died in the Fireside Lodge Rest Home of Dallas Sunday.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. E. E. Sipes, pastor of Missionary Baptist Church of Kerens, presiding. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He had lived in the Kerens area and in Midland many years. He was employed as a car painter.

Survivors include one son, William A. Slate of Dallas, one daughter, Mrs. Bobby Majors of New Orleans, La., and six grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 28, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lorena Mae (Stringer) Slate-Goble married Dec. 21, 1933; s/o Aaron A. Slate & Lucenda “Lou” (Ogles) Slate

Noble Festus Patterson, Jr.
Jan 17, 1924 - Feb 13, 2017
 
Noble Patterson passed away February 13, 2017.

Service for Noble Patterson will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 11:30 a.m. at Greenwood Chapel in Fort Worth. Interment:4:30 p.m. at Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette, Texas.Family Visitation will be Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Greenwood.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to:
Cherokee Home for Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX 76832

Noble Patterson was born January 17, 1924, in Corsicana to N.F. and Nell Patterson. Noble lived and grew up in Corsicana until his father's job with Magnolia Oil transferred the family to Fort Worth. Noble graduated from Amon Carter Riverside High School in 1942. After attending Abilene Christian University, Noble and his young family settled in Fort Worth, where he worked in insurance until he became the owner of The Christian Journal Bookstore and Teacher Supply. He and his wife Ellene operated the bookstore from 1959 to 1984. He also was the publisher and editor of The Christian Journal, a monthly Christian publication for the Churches of Christ in North Texas.

Noble Patterson was associated with the Cherokee Home for Children for many years. Beginning in 1977, he worked in public relations generating great financial blessings and goodwill for the home.

Through his entire adult life, Noble has been a faithful servant in the Lord's church. He was an active member of the Arlington Heights Church of Christ, later Las Vegas Trail, since 1953. He served in many capacities including song director, Bible class teacher, elder, and church leader. He nurtured a love for music and directed the singing in more than 130 revival meetings. Besides singing, he loved playing his fiddle and piano. Being self-taught, he provided many hours of enjoyment to his family and friends. Of all his many accomplishments, Noble was proudest of his four daughters. Through his influence they grew to follow his example as faithful Christian parents and servants in the Lord's church.

Noble was married to Ellene Parker for nearly 40 years. Ellene passed from this life in 1986 after a long struggle with cancer. Two years later, he married Lucille Simonton and continued a full and active life for 28 years with her by his side.

Noble was preceded in death by his parents; and two infant brothers.

Survivors: He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughters, Marcene (Jim) Herrick of Conroe, Rita (Steve) Orbison of Corsicana, Nancy (Tom) Fowler of Murphy, and Lee Ann (Tom) McKee of Edmond, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Callie Mickey of Abilene; niece, Carisse Berryhill of Abilene; stepdaughter, Beverly Ponder; two step-grandchildren; and numerous other family and friends.

Noble Patterson's life touched the lives of many and left us all better for having known him.

Notes:

  • Greenwood Funeral Home -Fort Worth, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1942 grad. Amon Carter Riverside High School, Ft. Worth, Tx.
  • 1st wife Emily Ellene (Parker) Patterson 2nd wife Lucile (Simonton) Patterson; s/o Noble Festus Patterson, Sr. & Ellen Lee (Peterson) Patterson

Tom Jackson
Dec 25, 1893 - Feb 17, 1973

Tom Jackson

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana for Tom Jackson, 80, native of Navarro County and resident of Dallas. Who died Saturday at Dallas Medical Center.

Rev. Paul Curry, Second Mission Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Providence Cemetery in Navarro County.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Jackson of Dallas; two sons, Jack Jackson and Theodore Jackson, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Jackson and Mrs. Catherine Ray, both of Dallas; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Caldonia Griggs of Fort Worth; and an aunt.

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Tom Jackson

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel for Tom Jackson, 80, native of Navarro County and resident of Dallas, who died Saturday at Dallas Medical Center.

Rev. Paul Curry, Second Mission Baptist Church pastor was to officiate, with burial to follow at Providence Cemetery in Navarro County.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, two daughters, 17 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a sister, and an aunt.

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Walbert Ben “Wally” Levy
Sep 9, 1888 - Sep 30, 1973

W. B. Levy

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Resthaven Memorial Park for W. B. (Wally) Levy, 84, Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiated.

He was a veteran of WWI, and member of Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Melvin Hitt of Waxahachie and Mrs. Ida Adams of Houston; and three nephews, L. C. Goldberg of Waco; James Cerf of Corsicana, and M. P. Levy of Bastrop, La.

Honorary pallbearers include W. O. Walker, Arthur Levi, Ivan Rosenberg, Sidney Marks, Doyle West, Louis Schwartz and Jimmy Dill. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

The family requests that memorial be in the form of contributions to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Dock Jernigan
Nov 11, 1900 - Sep 26, 1973

Dock Jernigan

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dock Jernigan, 72, of Corsicana who died Wednesday at his residence.

Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Charles Pringle was to officiate, with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews including C. E. Jernigan of Teague.

Rev. Maurice McLeroy was also to officiate.

Pallbearers include Ferma C. Stewart, Chleo Ford, Alvin Watson, Thurman Penney, Dewey Hawkins and Virgil Griffin.

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Maude Belle (Ward) Harper
Mar 29, 1889 - Jul 24, 1973

Mrs. Harper

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maude Harper, 84, of Roane who died Tuesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. David Hale were to officiate, with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ione Gorman of Corsicana and Mrs. Bennie Taylor of Dallas; a son, Jack Harper of Dallas; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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George Ulrick Minick
Jan 9, 1902 - Jun 18, 1973

George Minick

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for George Minick, 71, of Corsicana, who died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital.

He was owner of the Paragon Motel, a member of the First United Methodist Church, a native of Wichita County, and had lived in Corsicana for 20 years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a son, James Earl Minick of Alvin; five grandchildren; three brothers, Charles Minick of Fairland, Okla., H. O. Minick of Clovis, N. M., and Willis Minick of Burkburnett; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Waltman, Mrs. Elizabeth Casas, ande Mrs. Martha Elliott, all of Tulia.

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Oliver David Glenn
Apr 1, 1893 - Jun 29, 1973

O. D. Glenn

O. D. Glenn, 80, a resident of Corsicana for 45 years, died Friday at Memorial Hospital. He was a retired farmer and a member of Westside Baptist Church.

Services were held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. O. D. Glenn of Corsicana; one son, O. W. Glenn, and one daughter, Mrs. H. P. Bassham, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; one brother, George Glenn of Lubbock; one sister, Mrs. Lula Whitlock of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Jul. 1, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ola Minnie (Lindsey) Glenn 2nd wife Mabel (Morgan) Glenn; s/o William Preston Glenn & Mary Clarinda (Rutherford) Glenn

Mabel (Morgan) Glenn
Mar 1, 1894 - Feb 10, 1975

Mrs. Glenn

Services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. O. D. Glenn, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. James Pringle, Westside Baptist Church pastor, was to officiate, with burial following at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Nacogdoches, and had lived in Corsicana since 1930.

Survivors include a son, O. W. Glenn of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. H. T. Basham of Corsicana seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a brother, Burnice Morgan of Alto; a sister, Mrs. Jessie Oliver of Ennis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Leslie Samuel Cooper
May 5, 1895 - Jul 20, 1973

L. S. Cooper

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Leslie S. Cooper, 77, of Corsicana who died Friday. Rev. Jack Riley, First Methodist Church pastor, will officiate and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a retired druggist, member of First Methodist Church, veteran of World War I, and resident of Corsicana for 45 years. Survivors include his widow and a sister, Mrs. Lennie Brewer of Lewisville.

Pallbearers include J. Dave Walker, R. W. Smith, John Collier, Lin Warthan, Bud Morton, Oliver Albritton, David Brown, Raymond Hampel, Joe Seale and Jim Stephenson.

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Idell “Ike” Powell
Sep 18, 1914 - Feb 16, 1973

Ike Powell

Funeral services for Idell (Ike) Powell, 58, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Ronald Finke, pastor of the Malone Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A resident of Corsicana for the past eight years, he was a patrolman for the Texas Power and Light Co., and a 27-year-old employe of TP&L. he was a member of the Lutheran Church.

He is survived by his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Dennis Gene Powell, Dallas, and James Powell of Denton; one granddaughter; one brother, Jack Powell of Austin; and one sister, Mrs. Jack Reneau of Austin.

Pallbearers will be Glenn Webb, L. E. Stevens, Jerry Dixon, Buddy Smith, L. M. Blackburn and Harry Langford.

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Dennis Gene Powell
Jun 26, 1948 - Dec 2, 2020

Dennis Gene Powell passed away December 2, 2020, at the age of 72.

Dennis was born June 26, 1948 in Taylor, Texas to Ike and Norma Powell. His father worked for Texas Power and Light and his mother was employed at Adams Hat Factory in Corsicana until her retirement. Dennis and his brother James grew up in Taylor until they moved to Corsicana in Dennis’ junior year of high school.

It was during his two years at Navarro College that Dennis met his beautiful bride, Debra Henson. The two were married in Teague, Texas and were blessed with 46 years of marriage. Dennis was a true family man, working hard as a pressman for Taylor Publishing Company for over forty years to take care of his family, retiring in 2013. His kids meant everything to him, and he was a very active father. God willing, he made it to every school or sporting event his children had, and even helped coach his son Kevin’s peewee basketball team. He made sure his family always knew they came first. A very selfless, loving man, Dennis cared for his wife Debra, whose health was failing in the last several years, until long term care became necessary in February of this year.

Dennis had an easy-going personality and took everything in stride, always saying “I’m Ok” and “Well, it’ll be alright.” He loved spending time with his family, so weekends and holidays meant family time fishing at the lake house. Dennis always had a smile on his face, which would light up the room when he saw his grandkids. They meant everything to him. In his free time, he enjoyed raising Boston terriers.

Dennis leaves behind his wife of 46 years, Debra Powell, his daughter and son-in-law Monica and Kelly Tuley of Red Oak, Texas, his son and daughter-in-law Kevin and Jessica Powell, his grandchildren Raegan and Bradyn Morris,, Austin Tuley, and Reed and Lane Powell, and his brother and sister-in-law James and Janell Powell of Tyler, Texas.

Friends and family are encouraged to gather for a time of visitation on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 6 to 8 in the evening.

Services celebrating Dennis' life will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10 o'clock in the morning in the Chapel of Corley Funeral Home with Brian Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Arrangements especially for the Powell Family by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Debra Ann (Henson) Powell; s/o Idell “Ike” Powell & Norma Ella (Stoll) Powell

Wallace Lafayette "Dub" Lindsey, Jr.
Dec 1, 1930 - Jul 11, 2022

W.L. (DUB) LINDSEY
Thu, 07/21/2022 - 12:00am
Funeral services for W. L. (Dub) Lindsey, 91, were held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews officiated. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation was held prior to the services, at the church.

Mr. Lindsey passed away on Monday, July 11, 2022, at Ascension Providence Medical Center in Waco.

He was born in Mexia on Dec. 1, 1930, and grew up in Tehuacana, but moved again and attended four different high schools. After graduating from Teague High School with the class of 1948, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. When he returned from his service, Dub went to work for an airline in New York. However, he was soon laid off and returned to Teague where he took a job at the railroad. Mr. Lindsey completed a 27-year career with the railroad and retired in 1994. Dub was well known in Teague for many years between his railroad career and operating Bendy’s with his wife, and especially drinking coffee early in the mornings in numerous establishments over the years and enjoying deep conversations with other area men. Mr. Lindsey was a member of First Baptist Church in Teague.

He is survived by six children, Tim Hedrick and wife Lea, Warren Hedrick and wife April, Libby Goolsby and husband Jamie, Wally Lindsey and wife Angela, Bennie Miller, and Ruth Allison; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, including a special nephew, Bill Allison and wife Sue, other relatives and friends

Mr. Lindsey was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Fulton Lindsey; and four sisters, Mary Russ, La Rue Allison, Bernice Fuller, and Winnie Free.

Notes:

  • s/o Wallace Lafayette Lindsey, Sr. & Ruth Ella (Sheppard) Lindsey; grandson of William Martin Lindsey & Nancy "Nannie" Jane (Osborne) Lindsey [buried at Dresden Cem]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Margaret (Fulton) Hederick-Lindsey
Mar 9, 1942 - Jul 27, 2021


Funeral services for Margaret Fulton Lindsey will be held on Thursday, July 29, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Teague. Bro. Scott Matthews will officiate. Interment will follow the services at Greenwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Lindsey passed away on Tuesday, July 27, at her residence in Teague.

She was born in Teague on March 9, 1942, and graduated from Teague High School with the class of 1960. Mrs. Lindsey was a familiar face in numerous Teague businesses for many years. She worked for Dr. Dobbs, ran her own business with her husband, Bendy's, worked for the Hilltop gift shop, and worked for Sissy's Dress Shop. She enjoyed working in her yard, growing flowers, and was an avid reader. Mrs. Lindsey was a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Teague.

She is survived by her husband, W. L. "Dub" Lindsey of Teague; two sons, Tim Hedrick & wife Lea and Warren Hedrick & wife April; one daughter, Libby Goolsby & husband Jamie; one step-son, Wally Lindsey & wife Angela; two step-daughters, Bennie Miller and Ruth Allison; twelve grandchildren; thirteen great-grandchildren; one sister, Beth Cooper; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Lindsey was preceded in death by her parents, Omer Paul & Margaret Oretha Ivy Fulton; and one sister, Paula Fulton.

The family requests that memorials be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 791, Teague, TX 75860.

Notes:

  • w/o Wallace Lafayette "Dub" Lindsey, Jr.; d/o Omer Paul Fulton & Margaret Oretha (Ivy) Fulton

Matrude "Trudie" (LeMore) Lindsey-Reddington
Mar 12, 1935 - Jan 6, 2011

OBITUARY

Matrude “Trudie” Reddington, died January 6, 2011, at the Groesbeck LTC, where she had been a resident for several years. She was age 75.

Trudie was born March 12, 1935 to Wallace and Bennie LeMore in New Jersey; however the family moved to San Antonio where she grew up.

She lived many years of her life in Del City, OK. with her three children.

She later married Ray Reddington in Del City, and they moved to Abilene, where they lived together several years.
Trudie moved later to Alamogordo, New Mexico, and lived there until failing health required her to move to the Groesbeck LTC to be closer to her daughter.

During her life, Trudie was an excellent homemaker, loved to cook and make ceramics and other crafts.

Trudie was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband, Ray Reddington of Norman, OK; daughter and son-in-law, Bennie and Mike Smith of Mexia, son and daughter-in-law, Wallace and Angela Lindsey of Teague, and daughter and son-in-law, Ruthie and Joe Allison of Teague; grandchildren, Kadie B Miller of Mexia, Shea Lindsey of Waco, Asa Hanrahan of Houston, Casey Hankins and husband Tim of Fayetteville, North Carolina; and great grandson, Reese of Fayetteville, NC.; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and David Marble of Sante Fe, NM; brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Marianne LeMore of San Marcos. She is also survived by several step-children, and many nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • w/o Wallace Lafayette "Dub" Lindsey, Jr. & (2) Ray Reddington; d/o Wallace H. LeMore & Bennie Lucille (Barneburg) Lemore [buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar Co., TX]

Sara Dian (Goolsby) Frederick
Apr 17, 1947  - Mar 2, 2021

Sara Dian Frederick, 73, of Wortham, passed away on March 2, 2021, in Waco, Texas, following a long battle with cancer. Interment will follow in Wortham Cemetery.

Dian was born on April 17, 1947, in Corsicana, Texas, to the late James Randolph Goolsby, Sr. and Ethel Marie (Winstead) Goolsby. After graduating Valedictorian of Wortham High School, Class of 1965, she received an Associate Degree from Navarro College.

Dian began her working career as a beautician, following in her mother’s footsteps. They worked together at The Home Beauty Shop for many wonderful, memorable years. Following in her father’s footsteps, Dian became a rural mail carrier and later retired as an Insurance Broker.

She was known as Dian by many but was more affectionately known as “DeDe” by her family. She loved her children, dearly, but her grandchildren truly owned her heart. DeDe always made every effort to attend and support everything her children and grandchildren were involved in.

Dian was a strong woman of faith. She was a longtime active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church where she taught several religious education classes and participated in many other activities.

Dian was an earthly angel who was accepting of all, she walked the walk. She embraced everything in life and lived it to the fullest. The family was her greatest work of art and she made each person feel as if they were her greatest treasure. You always knew where you stood with DeDe and she never minced words. She loved deeply and was a confidant to many. BIG is how she lived her life!

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Ronnie Griffin and David Frederick; and nephew, Jim Rodgers.

Survivors include her children, Pellie Goolsby, of Wortham, Mollie McCoslin and her husband, Heath, of Wortham, and Lee Griffin, of Mexia; grandchildren: Austen Griffin, Rylee Goolsby, Cade, Allie, and Grace McCoslin; sisters, Claudia Stitle and her husband, Dick, of Aledo, and Judy Bowen and her husband, Martin, of Ft. Worth; brothers, Randy Goolsby and his wife, Kathy, of Wortham, David Goolsby and his wife, Jayleene, of Aledo, and Paul Goolsby and his wife, Annette, of Richland Chambers; numerous nieces and nephews; and countless friends.

 


Teresa Ellen (McIntire) Ryan
Mar 8, 1993 - Jun 7, 2022

Houston
Teresa Ellen Ryan, 29, of Houston, MN died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. She was born on March 8, 1993, in Navarro County, Texas.

Teresa loved coloring, watching Disney movies, window shopping, chatting with friends, and taking road trips through the country with her husband Charles. She worked as a CNA for a period of years before becoming a full-time homemaker. She was very detailed at keeping the house clean and made sure that everyone in the house kept it clean, just the way she liked it.

Teresa is survived by her parents, Claudette (Jerry) McIntire; husband, Charles Ryan III; son, Jackie Dean Anderson, and sister, Renae Nicole Dougherty.

She is preceded in death by her grandfather Jackie.


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Sallie (Key) Skains
Jun 22, 1932 - Jun 14, 2022

 
Sallie Skains, passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2022.

Services will be 9:30 am Friday, June 17, 2022 at Greater Waco Baptist Church with Rev. Dr. Gerald McKelroy officiating. Burial will be at Mount Antioch Cemetery near Mount Calm, Texas.

Visitation will be 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm Thursday, June 16, 2022 at Greater Waco Baptist Church.

Sallie was born June 22, 1932 in Navarro County, Texas to Herbert and Annie (Brazelton) Key. She graduated from Frost High School Class of 1951. She married Donald Skains on May 11, 1952. She received her LVN license from MCC in 1986 and worked for a local nursing home until retiring. She and her husband owned Don Skains Electric Co. for many years. She was a member of Bellmead Calvary Baptist Church, now known as Greater Waco Baptist Church, where she served for many years, in the nursery, teaching Sunday School and working in the Administration office. Sallie enjoyed traveling and reading her Bible, but her greatest joy came from spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 66 years, Donald Skains in 2018; her children, Kerry Skains Fest and Roger Skains; and her siblings, Jean Rejeck and Rudy Key.

Survivors include her children, Belynda Mize and her husband, Darrel, Timothy Skains, Theda Skains and Nolan Skains and his wife Mindy; her grandchildren, Lance, Timothy Jr., Hayden, Kacey, Nicole, Logan, Braeden, Nick, Chad, Shannon, Shane and Miranda; many great-grandchildren; special niece, Kathy; and numerous other nieces and nephews.

The family would like to express a special thank you to Royal Manor Nursing Home Staff, especially Irene and Scott & White Hospice Staff, especially Jennifer and Chaplain Larry.

Donations may be made to Greater Waco Baptist Church, 912 TX-340 Loop, Waco, Texas 76705.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Donald Skains (#193393662); d/o Herbert Pierce Key & Annie A. (Brazelton) Key buried at Brushie Prairie Cemetery, Brushie Prairie, Navarro Co., TX
  • Mount Antioch Cemetery, Prairie Hill, Limestone Co., TX

Vance Ervin Oliver
Dec 20, 1940 - Feb 22, 2022

Vance Oliver

Vance Ervin Oliver passed away on Tuesday, February 22, 2022 in Midland, Texas and went to be with his Lord and his beloved wife Mary Dean.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Sunday, February 27, 2022 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home in Midland. A funeral service will take place at 2:00 pm, Monday, February 28, 2022 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born in Navarro County on December 20, 1940 to E.L. and Ruby Oliver of Corsican, Texas. The family later moved to West Texas where Vance graduated from Cotton Center High School in May of 1958. He obtained an Associate of Arts degree from South Plains College, prior to graduating from Texas Tech in June of 1963 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a teaching minor in History.

Vance Oliver enlisted in the Army National Guard in 1963, he was honorably discharged in 1969. During this time Vance taught at various schools in the South Plains area.

On October 31, 1964 Vance Oliver married Mary Dean Trostle in Brownfield, Texas. They were married for 55 years until her passing in September of 2020. The couple had three sons.

Vance was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Dean; his parents, E.L and Ruby Oliver; and a brother that died in infancy.

He is survived by his sister, Virginia Terry; his brother, Robert Oliver; his sons, Vance E. Oliver II and wife Debbie, Michael Dean Oliver, and Jay Kerry Oliver and wife Stephanie; grandchildren, Brandi, Nicole, Caitlin, Samantha, Kinzy, Blake, and Tatum; as well as six great grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences may be made at www.npwelch.com.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Resthaven Memorial Park in Midland, Midland Co., TX
  • h/o Mary Dean (Trostle) Oliver; s/o Ervin L. Oliver & Ruby I Oliver

Gertrude (Tatum) Thomas
Aug 24, 1899 - Sep 25, 1973

Mrs. Thomas

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Jim (Gertrude) Tatum Thomas who died Tuesday in Dallas.

She was a native of Corsicana and resident of Dallas. Burial will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County.

Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. Hattie West of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Lois Beckham of Waco; Mrs. Emily DeYoung, Mrs. Katy Keonard, and Mrs. Janie Mayo all of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Thomas

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. (Gertrude) Tatum Thomas, who died Tuesday in Dallas. Burial was to be at Hopewell Cemetery.

Survivors include five sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

Rev. James Sigler will officiate.

Pallbearers are G. C. Goodin, Dennis Curry, Royce Chism, Clint Foutry, Bill Conner and Dale Alexander.

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Harvey Gene Foster
Apr 30, 1941 - Jan 5, 1973

H. G. Foster

NAVARRO—Graveside services were to be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro for Harvey Gene Foster, 31, of Houston, who died Friday in Houston.

Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at Brookwood Funeral Chapel in Houston.

Additional arrangements and details were pending at presstime.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan 9, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sandra Charlene (McCarter) Foster married Jun 30, 1962; s/o Harvey Sims Foster & Christine (McGlason) Foster per death certificate (find-a-grave says mother is Ida Bell (Pace) Foster)

Claude Knowles
Nov 19, 1881 - Mar 29, 1973

Funeral services are set for 10 a. m. Saturday at the Midway Church near Streetman for Claude Knowles, 91, of Little Rock, Ark. who died Wednesday at Little Rock. Burial will be at Midway Cemetery. Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include five nephews, M. L. McIver of Fort Worth, Frank McIver of Dallas, Lawrence McIver of Little Rock, Earl McIver of California, and Bradley Knowles of Streetman; and five sisters, Mrs. Lura Stone of Garland, Mrs. Laura Lewis, Mrs. Gayna Steele; Mrs. Faye Sims, and Mrs. Kater Gregory, all of Streetman.

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Eugene E. Brown
Dec 29, 1901 - Nov 7, 1973

E. E. Brown

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for E. E. Brown, 71, of Shreveport, La., who died Wednesday in Shreveport.

Rev. H. L. Ozmer will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow of Shreveport, and a sister, Miss Carie Brown of El Dorado, Ark.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Joseph “Joe” Caldwell
Sep 7, 1900 - Feb 11, 1973

Joe Caldwell

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Caldwell, 72, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Twilight Home.

Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Eagleton, Ark., and a retired electrician.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Josephine Caldwell of Corsicana; two daughters, Tena Melane Caldwell of Corsicana and Suzanne Williams of Mena, Ark.; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ida Walkup of Heavener, Okla., Martin Caldwell of Rich Mountain, Ark., and Charlie Caldwell of Hitchcock, Tex.

Pallbearers will include Ray Phillips, Jerry Travis, Don Brewer and Gary Towers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 12, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Annie (Felthem) Caldwell 2nd wife Viola Josephine (Cook) Rosier-Preston-Caldwell; s/o James Monroe Caldwell, Jr. & Minnie Frances (Johnson) Caldwell

Emmett Chambers Lee, Sr., Lt. Col.
Jul 10, 1892 - May 4, 1973

Lt. Col. Lee

Funeral services are set for 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church Chapel for Lt. Col. Emmett Lee, 80, of 1906 W. Collins, who died Friday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Robert Potts will officiate with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

He had lived in Corsicana for the past 50 years, was a retired druggist, and was a member of the First Baptist Church and served as a deacon for 40 years. He served in the Army during World War I and II. He retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1945.

He was also a member of the American Legion for 50 years.

Survivors include his widow, of Corsicana; a son, Col. Emmett Lee, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. O. P. (Kathryn Lee) McCutchin of Baton Rouge, La.; two grandchildren, two nephews and a niece.

Pallbearers include J. R. Howell, Hugh Cummins, Roy Bristow, L. L. Tinsley, Hoyt Moore, Embry Ferguson, Elbert Prince, Joe G. Sims, Curtis Patterson, Louis Foster and Fred N. Richards.

Honorary pallbearers include C. C. Weatherford and Senior Businessmen’s Class of First Baptist Church.

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Emmett Lee

Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church Chapel for Lt. Col. Emmett Lee, 80, of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated, and burial was at
Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, two nephews, and a niece.

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Ray Deen Brown, Sr.
Nov 5, 1934 - Jul 30, 1973

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Ray Deen Brown, 38, of Corsicana who was killed in a truck accident Monday in Durant, Okla.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a truck driver for the A. Brandt Furniture Company in Mexia, a native of Emhouse and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Doris Brown of Corsicana; and two sons, Gene Brown and Deen Brown of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Brown of Emhouse; four brothers, Eugene Brown of University Park, Clifton Brown of Balch Springs, Randall Brown of Monroe, Ala., and Bobby Brown of Garland; and his mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lee O. Jones of Corsicana.

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Ray Deen Brown

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ray Deen Brown, 38, of Corsicana who was killed in a truck accident in Durant, Okla., Monday.

Rev. James T. Davis was to officiate, with burial to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, his parents, four brothers, and his mother-in-law and father-in-law.

Pallbearers include Gerald Fulton, Fred Masters, Fred McDaniel, James Gilliam, H. C. Young and Johnny Horvath.

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Jennie Burton (Banks) Slate
Jun 1, 1891 - Jul 25, 1973

Mrs. Slate

KERENS-Funeral services are set for 10 a.ms Friday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Fred Slate, 82, of Kerens, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Her husband preceded her in death in 1969. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Kerens.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Wilson of Greenville, Tex.

Pallbearers include Johnny Mills, Vernon Frazier, Charles Frazier, Sam Wilson, Homer Carroll Jr. and Charles Slate.

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Mrs. Slate

Kerens Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Fred Slate, 82, of Kerens, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Charles Pringle officiated and burial was at Prairie Point Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Wilson of Greenville, Tex.

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Ada Mod (Patterson) Darter
Dec 5, 1885 - Jul 28, 1973

Mrs. Darter

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ada Darter, 87, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Evergreen Nursing Home. Rev. Leroy Reaves was to officiate, with burial to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

She was a native of Purdon and had lived in Corsicana for 30 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Florine Watson of Waco and Mrs. Velma McKinney of Fort Worth, eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Luther Perry Bills
Feb 13, 1896 - Jun 6, 1973

L. P. Bills

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Luther P. Bills, 77, of Waco, who died Wednesday at Waco. Rev. James T. Davis will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery in Navarro County.

He was a native of Arkansas, resident of Corsicana most of his life, a retired farmer, and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillie Bills of Waco; five sons, Richard Bills of Roswell, N.M., Rupert Bills of Longview, Wayne Bills of Lancaster, Donald R. Bills of Waco and Jim Talley of Waco; four daughters, Mrs. Barbara Anderson of Albuquerque, N.M., Mrs. Alice Berry of Mexia, Mrs. Mary Smith of Waco, and Mrs. Jean Aga of Big Sandy; 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Cleve Bills of California; and a sister of San Antonio.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jun. 7, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Minnie Alma (Glasgow) Bills married Oct. 29, 1916 2nd wife Lillie Ella (Pack) Talley-Bills married Aug. 17, 1961 s/o Calvin Luther Bills and Alice Celine (Smith) Bills

William Louis Black
Mar 3, 1937 - Mar 6, 1973

W. L. Black

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel for William Louis Black, 36, native of Navarro County who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Rev. R. L. Jones will officiate, and burial will be at Round Prairie Community Cemetery near Kerens.

Survivors include his parents, Inez and George Black; three sisters, Mrs. Georgia L. Jones, Mrs. Betty Jean Walter, and Mrs. Hazle Fay Robinson; five brothers, J. D. Black, Wardell Black, Vernell Black, Theopus Black and Clifton Black; nine children; seven aunts; and two uncles.

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Inez (Anderson) Black
Sep 27, 1900 - Mar 14, 1973

Mrs. Black

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church for Mrs. Inex Black, 72, native of Kerens and resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. R. L. Jones will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens in Round Prairie Community Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Five children preceded her in death including a son, William Black, 36, who died last Tuesday.

Survivors include her husband, George Black; three daughters, Mrs. Georgia L. Jones, Mrs. Betty Jean Walters, and Mrs. Hazle F. Robinson; five sons, J. D. Black, Wardell Black, Vernell Black, Theopus Black and Clifton Black; five sisters, two brothers, 37 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will include sons and sons-in-law.

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E. J. Jones, Rev.
Mar 10, 1890 - May 7, 1973

Rev. Jones

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Petersburg Baptist Church in Kerens (Round Prairie Community) for Rev. E. J. Jones, of Round Prairie Community) for Rev. E. J. Jones, of Round Prairie Community who was dead on arrival Monday evening at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. C. C. Johnson, Waco, will officiate and burial will be at Round Prairie Community Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home will direct.

He was ordained a Methodist minister in 1918. He has pastored Bradford Chapel in Streetman, Edward Chapel in Palmer, Grove Island and Gibson Chapel in Cotton Gin Community and Younger’s Chapel in Round Prairie.

He was instrumental in building the following churches: Thomas Chapel, Winkler; Union Station, LaRue, Tex.; and New Bethel, Mexia. He was a member of the A. F. and A. M. Masonic Lodge, St. Andrews Chapter 112 of Corsicana.

He was the pastor of St. Paul in Teague.

Survivors include his widow, Beulah Jones; five daughters, Mrs. Jewel Roberts and Mrs. Pewell Williams, both of Houston; Mrs. Mary Jones of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Ernestine Smith of Fort Worth; and Mrs. Ferdenia Martin of Los Angeles, Calif.; 17 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. C. J. Jones Jr. of Corsicana; and James Jones of Pittsburg, Tex.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers include members of St. Andrews Lodge No. 112.

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Rev. Jones

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Sunday at Petersburg Baptist Church in Kerens (Round Prairie Community) for Rev. E. J. Jones of Round Prairie Community who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Monday. Rev. C. C. Johnson will officiate, and burial will be at Round Prairie Cemetery.

Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

Survivors include his widow, five daughters, 17 grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren, and a number of great-grandchildren, two brothers and other relatives.

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John Henry Winston
Jul 30, 1904 - Jan 4, 1973

John H. Winston

ROUND PRAIRIE—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Petersburg Baptist Church in Round Prairie Community near Kerens for John H. .

Rev. Clifton Whitley with will officiate, and burial will be at Round Prairie Cemetery.


Funeral services are under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Myrtle Winston of Kerens; two sons, George Winston of Fort Worth and John Winston, Jr., of Powell; four daughters, Mrs. Lee Dora Smith, Mrs. Addie Mitchell and Mrs.Mrs. Dorothy Harden, all of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Hattie Billingsley of Columbia, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Phillips of Fort Worth; a brother, Walter Winston of Palestine and several grandchildren.

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J. H. Winston

ROUND PRAIRIE—Funeral services for John H. Winston, Sr., 68, Round Prairie, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Petersburg Baptist Church in Round Prairie with burial in the Round Prairie Cemetery. The Rev. Clifton Whitley will officiate. Calhoun Funeral Home will conduct.

He died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, four daughters, one sister, one brother and several grandchildren.

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Artalissa (Orme) Kile
Oct 12, 1932 - Aug 23, 2022

Artalissa (Orme) Kile passed away August 23, 2022 in
Plano, Texas. She was born October 12, 1932 in Bexar County, Texas to William Phillip “Bunk” Orme and Thelma (Ivy) Orme. Mr. Orme was a very distinguished veteran who was seriously wounded in combat during World War I and later became a farmer as well as a teacher in Blooming Grove. Artalissa was very proud of him. Mrs. Orme was also a teacher.

Artalissa grew up in Blooming Grove, Texas. She attended First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove and was the pianist. She was very active in Methodist Youth Fellowship (M.Y.F.). Artalissa attended Blooming Grove School where she also was very popular and active. She graduated with the class of 1950 as Valedictorian. That group remained very close all these past years. They started the Ruth Ramsey Scholarship Fund which is still in force and has helped a lot of Blooming Grove graduates get to college. Artalissa received her under graduate degree in education from Navarro Junior College in Corsicana and North Texas Teachers College in Denton, and received her master’s degree in education from Southern Methodist University. She taught school in Richardson, Texas, where she retired. She then substituted in Plano school district. She was a member of Custer United Methodist Church in Plano.

Artalissa married Edwin Neil Kile in 1953 and had two children, Leigh Ann (Kile) Burgess and Shannon Neil Kile.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Leigh Ann (Kile) Burgess, a brother, William Phelan Orme who died at birth, parents, two sisters, Martha (Orme) McClure and Marjorie Ann Orme.

She is survived by her son, Shannon and close friends Yvette and John Mouser.

A memorial service is pending.

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Edward E. Kilgore
Jan 31, 1918 - Oct 16, 1973

E. E. Kilgore

Funeral services will be held Friday in Kansas for Edward E. Kilgore, 54, of Overland Park, Kan., who died in Overland Park Tuesday. He was the son-in law of Mrs. A. D. Belt of Corsicana.

He was a captain with TransWorld Airlines in Kansas and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vera Katherine Kilgore, formerly of Corsicana and resident of Overland Park; two sons, Robert E. Kilgore of Ithaca, N. Y. and John Raymond Kilgore of Overland Park; his father Andrew Kilgore of Cairo, Missouri; a brother, Benny Kilgore of Missouri; and his mother-in-law.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 18, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vera Katherine (Belt) Kilgore; s/o Andrew Monroe Kilgore & Gladys Lea (Sears) Kilgore
  • Buried Mount Moriah Cemetery – Kansas City, Missouri


Lula Ernestine (Hines) Trammell
Jul 31, 1900 - Feb 27, 1973

Mrs. Trammell

ELM FLAT—Mrs. Lula Hines Trammell, 72, native of Elm Flat Community and Powell, Tex. died Tuesday evening at Pittsburg, Tex. hospital.

Funeral services are set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pine Bluff Baptist Church in Pittsburg. Additional funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell, Tex. with burial to follow at the Elm Flat Community Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. D. T. Trammell of Pittsburg; a brother, Terrance P. Hines of Chicago, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Erma Braham and Mrs. T. E. Cooper of Chicago; 19 nephews; eight nieces; several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives.

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Mrs. Trammell

ELM FLAT—funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell for Mrs. Lula Hines Trammell, 72, with burial in Elm Flat Community Cemetery.

A native of Elm Flat she died Tuesday in Pittsburg where the first funeral rites were held Saturday at the Pine Bluff Baptist Church of Pittsburg. A former teacher, she began her teaching career in the Kerens public schools, and taught public schools in Bonham, Temple and Quitman as well as at Butler College. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Ga., and Bishop College, graduating at an early age.

Daughter of the late Andrew W. Hines and Celia Joanna Hines, she was married to the Rev. D. T. Trammel on May 9, 1923.

Surviving are her husband, the Rev. Trammell; two sisters, several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

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Thomas Brown
Jan 1, 1909 - Apr 15, 1973

Thomas Brown

POWELL—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell for Thomas Brown, 64, of 1200 E. 11th Ave. in Corsicana, of Powell and Navarro County who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Burial will be in Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell. Calhoun Funeral Home will direct.

He was an employe of the Country Club, member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and member of Jerusalem Lodge No. 63. In Corsicana.

Survivors include two brothers, Willie Fred Brown of Corsicana and Melton Brown of Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. Article Hall and Mrs. Addie White, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Daisy Holleman of Corsicana; and several nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers are members of the Jerusalem Lodge No. 63.

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Thomas Brown

POWELL- Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell for Thomas Brown, 64, of 1200 E. 11th Ave., who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday. Burial was to follow at the Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Survivors include two brothers, three sisters, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Ewell Emmett Norwood
Feb 7, 1906 - Jul 8, 1973

E. E. Norwood

Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ewell E. Norwood, 67, of Corsicana who died Sunday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Dean Bearden and Rev. Bob Baldree will officiate, with burial to follow at the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ewell E. Norwood of Corsicana; three sons, Clay Norwood and Lyndon Norwood, both of Corsicana, and Noel Norwood of Grand Prairie; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Jackson of Mexia; eight grandchildren; one brother, Preston Norwood of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Priddy of Purdon and Mrs. L. P. Tilton of Corsicana.

Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers.

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E. E. Norwood

Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p.m. at a local funeral home for Ewell E. Norwood, 67, of Corsicana. Interment followed at the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, one daughter, eight grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.

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Frances Adelaide (Story) Fredrichsen
Feb 20, 1920 - Jun 22, 1973

Mrs. Fredrichsen

Word was received here Saturday of the death of Mrs. Frances Fredrichsen, 53, of Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday in a Tyler hospital. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School.

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Sunday at the Immaculate Conception Church in Tyler. Requirem mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Church in Tyler.

Graveside rites and burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. Monday in Hamilton Cemetery near Corsicana, with the Rev. John Fowler pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church of Corsicana officiating.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Linda Griffith, a grandson, Jimmy Griffith, her mother, Mrs. S. L. Story, all of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Norman Andrews of Kilgore; and other relatives.

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Jack Ramsey Smith
Sep 16, 1900 - Jan 30, 1973

Jack Smith

Funeral services are pending with Griffin Funeral Home for Jack Smith, 72, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Malakoff.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jack Smith of Corsicana; two sons, Jack William Smith of San Antonio and Samuel Charles Smith of Lubbock; two granddaughters, one grandson; a brother, Claude Smith of Malakoff; a sister, Miss Sussie Smith of Harlingen, Tex.; and uncle, Hugh Barlow of Kerens; a nephew and a niece.

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Jack Smith

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Jack Smith, 72, who died Tuesday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Robert Potts officiated and burial was at the Hamilton Cemetery.

Rev. Robert Potts officiated, and burial was at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, two granddaughters, a grandson, an uncle, a nephew, a niece, and a sister.

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Joe Foster
Feb 10, 1900 - Oct 23, 1973

Joe Foster

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Foster, 73, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. James T. Davis will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana all his life.

Survivors include a brother, J. S. Foster of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Thompson and Mrs. Lora Dyer both of Corsicana.

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Flossie Lee (Hux) Wells-Kemnitz
May 8, 1902 - Sep 3, 1973

Mrs. Kemnitz

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Paul Kemnitz, 71, of Odessa who died Monday in Odessa. Rev. Ed Seal will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a native of Junction City, Ark., and had lived in Odessa one year. she was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Paul Kemnitz of Odessa; and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Dorothy Rittenberry of Odessa and Mrs. Mayo of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include nephews and great-nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 5, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband G. S. Wells married Jul. 8, 1920 2nd husband Paul Otto Karl Kemnitz married Apr. 12, 1939 d/o James William Hux and Mary Elizabeth (Vessels) Hux

Sarah (Wright) Driver
Jan 20, 1892 - Jun 21, 1972

Mrs. Driver

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Driver, 83, who died Wednesday, will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Wilgo Baptist Church of which she was a longtime member. The pastor, the Rev. O. L. Carroll, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery under the direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

She was a native of Rice and had been a patient resident for some time at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home, where she died.

She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Clara Jackson of Corsicana and Mrs. Bertha Hamilton of McCamey; and several Cousins.

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Charlie Ruth (Perry) Simpson
May 15, 1924 - Mar 25, 2016

Charlie Ruth Simpson passed away on Good Friday March 25, 2016 at Legend Oaks Healthcare in Ennis, Texas.

She was born May 15, 1924 in Rice, Texas to Charlie A. Perry and Allie Mae Puckett. She was raised and attended school there. She married Clell Leighton Simpson of Bristol on April 20, 1940. She was a devoted and loving wife and mother with a generous heart. A member of the Gilmer Baldridge Church of Christ, she was always willing to help others when she saw the need. All her family and friends will miss her.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, 1 brother Leo, 2 sisters, Geneva and Audrey Faye, 1 granddaughter Tina. Her 2 sons, Roger Wayne Simpson and his wife Jane, and Micheal Don Simpson.

Four grandchildren, Joni, Jacob, Saille and Andrea. Seven great grandchildren survive her.

Visitation will be on Wednesday March 30, 2016 from 6PM to 8PM in the J. E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis, Texas.

A Celebration of her life will take place on Thursday March 31, 2016 at 3PM in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Dr. W. B. Kinzie officiating. Internment will follow in the Rice Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Elmer Eanes Newman
Jul 27, 1893 - Nov 9, 1972

Elmer Newman

Funeral services were scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Friday at Westside Church of Christ for Elmer Newman, 79, who died at Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Church of Christ ministers Claud Parrish and Howard White will officiate. Burial was to be in Pursley Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Velma Newman of Corsicana; a son, John Newman of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Jean Beckler of Dallas; four grandchildren; a brother, Hubert Newman of Buchanan Dam; a sister, Mrs. Eva Marburger of Mart; and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers include Clifton McLin, Henry Slate, Roland Harris, George Bonner, Elmer Freeman, Tom Spikes, Lloyd Baldwin and Earl Bonner.

Honorary pallbearers were Melt Whittenburt and Brice Bonner.

Griffin Funeral Home is directing the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Nov 10, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Gladys Reign (DuBose) Newman married Apr. 9, 1916 2nd wife Velna Oel (Wright) Newman; s/o John Silas Newman & Laura Cora (Hogan) Newman

Ogle Reamy
Nov 12, 1905 - Oct 8, 1972

Ogle Reamy

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Ogle Reamy, 66, of Rt. 3 Corsicana, who died at his residence Sunday.

Rev. J. C. Mahoney will officiate, and burial will be in Pursley Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Cloretho Reamy of Corsicana, Austein Reamy of Corsicana, and Lafamond Reamy of Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Joe Kuyava of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Nettie Watts of Oak Valley, Mrs. Lena Hardin of Pursley, and Mrs. V. T. Sterioq of Houston; 17 grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Johnso, Charlie Stewart, William Murphey, Gary Scott, Thomas Johnson, Cecil Owens.

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William Oliver Patterson
Jan 29, 1884 - Mar 22, 1972

W. O. Patterson

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William O. Patterson, 88, a resident of Corsicana for 20 years, a retired farmer and native of Purdon. Rev. J. L. Glaze, will officiate. He was a member of the Methodist church. He died Wednesday at Mel Haven Convalescent Home.

He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Ada Darter of Corsicana; two nephews, R. H. Patterson of Corsicana and W. E. Patterson of Waxahachie; two nieces, Mrs. Ella Lorena Watson of Corsicana and Mrs. Velma Irene McKinney of Fort Worth; one great niece, Mrs. Carolyn Williams of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Ellie Mae “Lully” Bryant, Miss
Jul 3, 1881 - Feb 4, 1972

Miss Bryant

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday for Miss Ellie (Lully) Bryant, 90, Roane, at a local funeral chapel. Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated. Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery near Roane.

A longtime clerk at the Roane cotton gin, she had resided at Roane for 72 years.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews including Mrs. Earl Bush Sr., Mrs. Miriam Palmer and Norman Fleming of Corsicana and Allen Bryant of Roane.

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Thomas Agee Gowan, Sr.
Apr 28, 1896 - Apr 3, 1972

T. A. Gowan

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Thomas A. Gowan, 75, of Corsicana who died Monday in Pasadena, Tex. Interment will be in Post Oak Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County, a member of Missionary Baptist Church and a retired employe of Lone Star Gas Company.

He is survived by three sons, Paul E. Gowan of Corsicana; Thomas Gowan of Mesa, Ariz.; David E. Gowan of Odessa; one daughter, Mrs. A. W. Benson of Deer Park, Tex.; one brother, Roy Gowan of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Ida Lewis of Odessa; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Apr 4, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Clara Jane (Ford) Gowan married Nov 4, 1916; s/o Thomas Isaac Gowan and Willie Anne (Parker) Gowan buried in New Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, TX

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T. A. Gowan

Funeral services were at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday at a local funeral home chapel for T. A. Gowan, 75, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Pasadena, Tex. Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Interment was in Post Oak Cemetery. He was a native of Navarro County, member of Missionary Baptist Church and retired employe of Lone Star Gas Company. He is survived by three sons, Paul E. Gowan of Corsicana; Thomas Gowan of Mesa, Ariz.; David E. Gowan of Odessa; one daughter, Mrs. A. W. Benson of Deer Park, Tex.; one brother, Roy Gowan of Corsicana, one sister, Mrs. Ida Lewis of Odessa; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were P. W. McClendon, Joe Sims, Aubrey Fincher, W. A. Chaffee, Chleo Ford and R. T. Gowan.

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Wiley Major "Junior" Crenshaw, Jr.
Sep 1, 1934 - Jan 28, 2022

After a journey replete with gentle patience, quiet humility, and faithful commitment to our greatest commandment, God fulfilled His promise to Wiley Major Crenshaw, Jr. in the sweet moments of the early morning, January 28, 2022.
"Junior," as he was more affectionately known, was born September 1, 1934, in Cedar Hill, Texas, to Wiley Major Crenshaw and Johnnie Kathrine Glass Crenshaw. He is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, and he is survived by his dear wife of 47 years, Earlene Crenshaw. He is also survived by his three loving children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and other extended family.
Junior grew in faith through his longtime membership with the First Baptist Church (FBC) of Blooming Grove, Texas. The FBC Men's Ministry and his daily devotionals with breakfast were his most cherished times of fellowship. For 45 years Junior built lifelong friendships alongside a decorated career with Gorman Co., Inc. in Cedar Hill, Texas. Junior was also a devoted member of the Grand Lodge of Texas where he served in many offices including Worshipful Master of Blooming Grove Lodge No. 497 and District Deputy Grand Master for the 110th District.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in memorial to the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove Men's Ministry.
Junior's life will be celebrated privately. Please note his change of address. He would like to see you there.

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