Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas


Ruby Joy (Trull) Fox
Dec 27, 1922 - Aug 4, 1973

Mrs. Fox

Services will be at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Refugio, Tex. for Mrs. Ruby Joy Fox, 50, of Refugio who died Saturday in Refugio. Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hamilton Cemetery at Retreat, Tex. Local services are under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Ben Wheeler, Tex., and was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Grady Fox of Refugio; her mother, Mrs. Lona Trull of Corsicana; five brothers, A. N. Trull of Corsicana, Lonnie Trull of Houston, Paul Trull of Sulphur Springs, and Hubert Trull and Dan Trull, both of Kilgore; and three sisters, Mrs. C. O. Anderson of New London, Tex., Mrs. Frank Brown of Abilene, and Mrs. Charles Abbott of Longview.


Robert Jordan Harris
Sep 25, 1895 - Aug 16, 1973

R. J. Harris

KAUFMAN�Funeral services are pending at the Dees Funeral Home in Kaufman for R. J. Harris, native of Navarro County and resident of Kaufman, who died at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kaufman Hospital after an extended illness. Burial will be at Hamilton Beamon Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pearl Thomas Harris of Kaufman: a son, R. B. Harris of Kaufman; three daughters, Mrs. R. E. Dennis of Jennings, La., Mrs. William Mahoney of Corsicana, and Mrs. Herman Myntt of Kaufman; a brother and a sister.


Glen Delbert Easley
Dec 27, 1929 - Aug 13, 1973

G. Easley

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Glen Easley, 43, of Corsicana who died in a Bowie Hospital. Easley was crushed to death in a pipeline construction accident in Bowie Monday. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ann Easley of Corsicana; a daughter, Cynthia Easley of Corsicana; two sons, Ronald Easley and Jimmy Easley, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Earline Watson and Mrs. Dorothy Brown, both of Corsicana; three brothers, James Easley of Fort Worth, Junior Easley of Corsicana, and Kenneth Easley of Dallas; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Easley of Corsicana.



G. Easley

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Glen Easley, 43, of Corsicana, who died in a Bowie Hospital from injuries received in a pipeline construction accident in Bowie Monday.

Burial was to be at Hamilton Cemetery with officiating minister Rev. Mickey Loftis.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, two sons, two sisters, three brothers, and his parents.

Pallbearers include Louis Palos, J. W. Minatra, H. O. Sammons, James Easley, James Blakeslee, Thomas Dockery, Buddy Joles and Spencer Joles. Honorary pallbearers include Billy Glass, Jerry Watkins, Ronny Watkins and E. W. Dennis.


Clarence Harris
Feb 2, 1900 - Sep 12, 1973

C. Harris

EDINBURG, TEXAS �Funeral services are set for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence Harris, 73, who died Sunday. Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ann Harris of Edinburg; one son, Donald Harris of Culver City, California; two brothers, Homer Harris of Corsicana and Sanford Harris of Grand Junction, Colorado; and four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Emmert of Ennis, Mrs. Beulah Moorehead of Corsicana, Mrs. Lola Jamerson of Dallas, and Mrs. Mona Osborne of Dawson.


Edward Earl McKnight
Apr 4, 1903 - Sep 29, 1973

E. E. McKnight

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for E. E. McKnight, 70, of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Wichita Falls as a result of injuries suffered in a car accident in Bowie Saturday. Rev. R. L. Rhodes and Rev. Charles Southard will ofrficiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery. He was a native of Leon County, member of Fellowship Baptist Church, and a retired road construction worker.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Faye McKnight of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Verna Beth Summerall, Miss Gracie McKnight, Mrs. Terry Paul, and Mrs. Jess Praytor, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Joe Cook of Athens; two sons, Ronnie McKnight of Corsican and Jessie Paul Medlock of Waxahachie; eight grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Arthur Grimes and Mrs. Vernon Grimes both of Marquez.

Nephews will be pallbearers.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Oct 1, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Annie Mae (Stokley) McKnight 2nd wife Leola Fay (Henson) Medlock-McKnight; s/o Robert George McKnight & Arrabell Vance) McKnight buried in Gum Springs Cemetery, Flynn, Leon, TX

Maben Andrew Nutt
May 2, 1892 - Sep 28, 1973

M. A. Nutt

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for M. A. Nutt, 81, of Corsicana, who died Friday at Evergreen Nursing Home.

Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana most of his life. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Adrian Nutt of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Geneva Pool of Tyler, Mrs. Hazel Reid of Lexington, Mrs. Dink Murphy of Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Arkey Collins of Brownsboro; 24 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Noah Nutt of Red Oak.



M. A. Nutt

Funeral services for M. A. Nutt, 81, retired Corsicana farmer, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. R. T. Davis will officiate with burial in Hamilton Cemetery. He died Friday in Evergreen Nursing Home.

Surviving are his widow, one son, four daughters, 24 grandchildren, 28, great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and one brother.

Pallbearers will be J. D. Beggs, Coy Grace, Raymond Grace, Blackie Nutt, Buck Nutt and Foy Nutt.


Ethel (Erwin) Bryan-Brown
Mar 4, 1895 - Apr 4, 1973

Mrs. Brown

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Brown, 78, of Corsicana who died Wednesday morning at Paulyne's Convalescent Home.

Rev. Robert J. Potts was to officiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Dick Brown of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include John R. Corley, David Ralston, William Honea, Francis Puckett, Joe Sims and Jim Stephenson.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Apr 5, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Robert Bryan 2nd husband Richard �Dick� Brown married Jan. 6, 1969; d/o George Emmitt Erwin and Nancy Elizabeth (Sanford) Erwin

Virginia Elizabeth Brown, Miss
Sep 11, 1883 - Nov 21, 1973

Miss Brown

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Jennie Brown, 90, resident of Corsicana since 1910, who died Wednesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery. An officiating minister had not been named at presstime today.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Della Grantham of Corsicana and Mrs. Vermell Blery of San Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews.



Miss Brown

Funeral services for Miss Virginia Brown, 90, resident of Corsicana were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Hamilton Cemetery. Rev. Frank Williams officiated.

Pallbearers included Robert L. Hoyland, Howard Tidwell, Gary Tidwell, Fred Grantham, Grantham Grantham, and Sam Biery.


Kevin Dewayne Thomas
died Aug 21, 1973

Kevin Thomas

Graveside services are set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at Hamilton Cemetery for Kevin Dewayne Thomas, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Thomas of Malakoff who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Hale will officiate.

Survivors include his parents, two sisters, Loretta Jane Thomas and Dawn Renee Thomas, both of Malakoff; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Graves J. Thomas of Carlton, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd C. Clark of Irving and Mrs. Mamie Simmons of Malakoff.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.


Ona (Lee) Roberts
Mar 10, 1904 - Sep 21, 1973

Mrs. Roberts

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ona Roberts, 69, a resident of Corsicana for 23 years who died Friday in the Wortham hospital. The Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate with burial in Hamilton Cemetery. She was a native of Miller Grove, Hopkins County.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Shirley Grace and Mrs. Ruby Ragan, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jean Ambrosino of Amarillo; one son, Max Roberts of Lancaster, Calif.; two brothers, Clarence Dickens of Winnsboro and Joe Dickens of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Mae Sanders of Mt. Pleasant; 17 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and two nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be Arlee Lockhart, Lacadio Rios, H. B. Martin, Nell Donoho, Claude Bell and Walter Seago.


Dalpha Mones (Smith) Quillen-Patton-McCulloch
Apr 24, 1914 - Jan 7, 1973

Mrs. McCulloch

DALLAS�Funeral services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the West Funeral Home Chapel in DeSoto for Mrs. Dalpha McCulloch, 58, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, who died Sunday at a Dallas hospital.

The Rev. Billy Jack Duke, a Baptist minister and cousin of the family will officiate. Graveside services will follow Wednesday afternoon at Hamilton Cemetery in Navarro County.

A native of Corsicana, she had lived in Dallas for the past two years.

Survivors include three sons, Jessie Quillen, Odessa; Johnnie Patton, Mesquite; and George Patton, Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Brooks, DeSoto; her mother, Mrs. Stella Mae Smith, Dallas; two brothers, Lloyd Smith and Robert Floyd of Dallas; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 9, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Jessie James Quillen married Oct. 9, 1931 2nd husband John Clifford Patton 3rd husband unknown McCulloch; d/o Robert Claude Smith & Stella May (Massey) Smith

James Layton Terry
Jun 13, 1916 - Oct 5, 1973

J. L. Terry

Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Sunday for James L. Terry, 57, who died Friday at his home, 2010 West 12th Ave. the Rev. Louis Barron and the Rev. W. M. McLeroy will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

He was maintenance supervisor for Corsicana High School and had been a resident of Corsicana about 20 years. He was a former resident of Dallas and native of Canton. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana; one so, Jimmy Terry of Dallas; seven daughters, Miss Louise Terry, Miss Cyndia Cox, Miss Patricia Cox and Miss Carol Cox, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Veda Foster of Rockwall; and Miss Carolyn Terry and Mrs. Bevelyn Miller, both of Dallas; five grandchildren; one brother, Curtis Terry of Mabank; and three sisters, Mrs. Carl Cox of Corsicana; Mrs. Gordon C]Gormley of Tyler, and Mrs. Lois Clair of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Hub Hill, Bill Hicks, Rick Carver, Tommy Wheeler, Bill Talley, and Odie A. Rutherford.

Honorary pallbearers will include officers and teachers.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Oct 7, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Laverne (Lewis) Terry 2nd wife Irene Elizabeth (Vaughan) Terry; s/o James Henley Terry & Lillian Roberta �Burt� (Dunn) Terry

Richard Earl Ingham, Sr.
Jul 27, 1902 - Oct 8, 1973

R. E. Ingham

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for R. E. (Earl) Ingham, 71, Corsicana resident, who died Monday at a Tyler Hospital.

Rev. Joe Evans will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a member of Cedar Creek Baptist Church, a deacon, and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 174.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth Ingham of Corsicana; two sons, Richard Ingham of Dallas and John Ingham of Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Emma Lu Ingham of Dallas; three brothers, Sam Ingham and J. D. Ingham, both of Corsicana, and Charlie Ingham of Center, Tex.; two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Masons will be pallbearers.

The family requests that remembrances be in the form of Contributions to the National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association (Christmas Seal) or the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174.



R. E. Ingham

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for R. E. (Earl) Ingham, 71, Corsicana resident who died Monday at a Tyler Hospital. Rev. Joe Evans was to officiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, a daughter, three brothers, two grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.


Chester Groce Cuthbertson
Aug 4, 1905 - Mar 24, 1973

C. G. Cuthbertson

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C. G. Cuthbertson, 67, of Corsicana and Corpus Christi, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Howard White, Church of Christ pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Powell, an oil field equipment salesman, and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. C. G. Culbertson of Corsicana; three sons, Hobert L. Cuthbertson of Kingsville, Jack W. Cuthbertson of San Antonio, and James P. Cuthbertson of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. S. R. Nowlin of Livingston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Howard Howley, Bud Curington, Alton Gaines, Victor Howell, John Brawner and Liston Herod, Jr.


David McKinley �Kenny� Wyatt
May 1, 1903 - Sep. 16, 1973

D. M. Wyatt

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Northside Baptist Church for D. M. (Kinnie) Wyatt, 70, of Corsicana, who died Sunday in a Tyler hospital.

Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

He was a native of Kaufman County and a retired barber of 27 years. He was also a deacon of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. D. M. Wyatt of Corsicana; two sons, Herbert L. Wyatt of Harlingen and Don M. Wyatt of Corsicana; five grandchildren; two brothers, J. S. Wyatt of Scurry and R. M. Wyatt of Corpus Christi; and a sister, Mrs. Thelma Sherman of Dallas.

Pallbearers include Jack Kent, Marvin White, Mike Jenkins, John Gee, Virgil Griffin and Earl McGraw.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Northside Baptist Church.


Chester Davis Harris
May 1, 1908 - Feb 6, 1973

C. Harris

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Chester Harris, Corsicana resident who died Tuesday afternoon.

Rev. Robert Potts will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War II, a member of First Baptist Church, and a 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. LaVerne Harris of Corsicana; a son, Grady Harris of Austin; two sisters, Mrs. F. E. Boyte of Fort Worth and Mrs. Peal Bulman of Tyler; and an aunt, Mrs. Fannie Gillan of Corsicana.


Leslie Guin Highnote
Jan 9, 1888 - Dec 3, 1973


Ruie Mae (Wynne) Preston
Nov 12, 1930 - Dec 12, 2021

TRINIDAD - Preston, Ruie Wynne, 91, of Trinidad, TX died Sunday, December, 12, 2021 in Gun Barrel City, TX after complications from a series of falls.

She was born on November 13, 1930 in Lexington, Oklahoma and was a resident of Trinidad for 30 years.

She is survived by her husband of 72 years Herman Preston of Trinidad, TX, son Greg Preston and his wife Diana of Argyle, TX, daughter Linda Preston Bouma and husband Scott of Bentonville, AR, and son Brad Preston of Fort Worth, TX; 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents William (Bill) Thomas Wynne and Mable Thomas Wynne.

Ruie was a bookkeeper, homemaker, loving mother, florist and enjoyed making crafts and pies for the bazaar at her church where she has been a member for 24 years. She also taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in San Angelo, TX for over 18 years. Back in her days in San Angelo and Hurst, TX, she was known to throw a mean garage sale in the neighborhood along with several family and friends. She loved spending time with her family.

Services are scheduled for 2:30p, Thursday, December 16, 2021 at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, TX. Officiating the service will be Pastor Kristin Rockwell. Internment for the family will follow at
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, TX.

Pallbearers: Marcus Preston, Jason Harbin, Holden Prince, Chip Prude, Craig Hirschfelt, and Mike Lovelace. Honorary pallbearers: Bryan Jordan and Gary Miller.

Services are under the direction of Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff, TX.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, TX from 1:00-2:30p on Thursday, December 16, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist


  • Published in the San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, TX on December 15, 2021
  • w/o Walter Herman Preston; d/o William Thomas Wynne & Mable Victoria (Thomas) Wynne

Walter Herman Preston
Aug 30, 1929 - Mar 5, 2022
TRINIDAD - Preston, Walter Herman, 92, of Trinidad, Texas died Saturday, March, 5, 2022 in Gun Barrel City, Texas of natural causes.

He was born on August 30, 1929 in Waxahachie, Texas and was a resident of Trinidad for 30 years.

He is survived by son Greg Preston and his wife Diana of Argyle, Texas, daughter Linda Preston Bouma and husband Scott of Bentonville, Arkansas, son Brad Preston of Fort Worth, Texas, brother J.B. Preston of Trinidad, Texas; 6 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Marcus Hulon Preston and Edna Lyon Preston and his wife of 72 years Ruie Wynne Preston.

Herman served in the U.S. Army for two years between 1952 and 1954, reaching the rank of Corporal, and served as a mechanic when he was stationed in Augsburg, Germany. He was a long time Master Mason with the Grand Lodge of Texas AF & AM, Concho Lodge in San Angelo, Texas.

Herman was a salesman for the R.T. French Company for over 25 years, and his territory was all over the state of Texas. He taught Sunday school at First Baptist Church in San Angelo, Texas for over 18 years and was the head usher at his church in Tool, Texas where he had been a member for 24 years. He was a handyman and loved working in his garage building or repairing projects around the home. He loved spending time with his family and friends.

Services are scheduled for 1:30pm, Thursday, March 10, 2021 at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, Texas. Officiating the service will be Pastor Kristin Rockwell. Internment for the family will follow at
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

Pallbearers: Marcus Preston, Jason Harbin, Holden Prince, Chip Prude, Craig Hirschfelt, and Mike Lovelace. Honorary pallbearers: Bryan Jordan and Gary Miller.

Services are under the direction of Huckabee-Tomlinson Funeral Home in Malakoff, Texas.

The family will receive friends and relatives at Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, Texas from 12:30-1:30pm on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church in Tool, Texas. Contact Us | Cedar Creek Lake United Methodist Church (


  • h/o Ruie Mae (Wynne) Preston; s/o Marcus Hulon Preston & Edna Deann (Lyon) Preston [buried at Hillcrest Burial Park Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX]
  • Published in the San Angelo Standard-Times, San Angelo, TX on March 9, 2022

Ollie Carson Robinson
Mar 7, 1942 - Mar 28, 2022

Funeral service for Ollie Carson Robinson, 80, of Frost, TX. passed away on Mon., March 28, 2022 in Frost, TX. Viewing will be held on Wed., April 6 at Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Funeral will be held on Thurs., April 7, at St. Delight Methodist Church in Frost, TX. at 12 p.m. with burial to follow in Brushie Prairie in Frost, TX.
Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle funeral arrangements.


Leigh Ann (Kile) Burgess
Feb 21, 1958 - May 12, 2005
Leigh Ann was born February 21, 1958 to Edwin Neil Kile and Artalissa (Orme) Kile. She grew up in Richardson, Texas and went to school in the Richardson Independent School District. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. Leigh Ann married John Burgess in Dallas Aug 17, 1978. They subsequently divorced and she did not re-marry. Leigh did not have children. She moved to New York City in the 1980's. She lived in Manhattan. Over the years, she worked at several firms specializing in corporate sales and real estate management. Leigh Ann died after a lengthy illness May 12, 2005. She is survived by a brother, Shannon Neil Kile.


Jewell Estella (Bruner) Hutson
Jan 27, 1911 - Apr 10, 2022
  Jewell Estella Bruner Hutson passed away on April 10, 2022 at 111 years of age.

Jewell was born January 27, 1911 to Charles Edward Bruner and Estella M Inmon Bruner. She grew up in Kerens, Texas where she graduated from Kerens High School in 1929. She then attended and graduated from the University of North Texas in Denton with a Teachers degree. After which Jewell began a 48 year teaching career. Schools where she taught were in: Powell, Hill County, Malakoff, Winnie, Beaumont, and Kerens.

On May 30, 1936, Jewell entered into marriage to John Denton Hutson, Sr in Austin, Texas. In 1945, they welcomed their son, John Denton Hutson, Jr into their family. As a family, they spent many summers traveling and seeing the USA. They visited 48 of the 50 states.

Other activities Jewell enjoyed were China and Porcelain painting, knitting, crochet, quilting and especially teaching and working with others. She was always ready to help any where her help was needed. If you ever needed any thing or wanted anything, Jewell was the person to ask. She made special beaded Christmas stockings for JD jrs family starting in 1972 and finishing the last one in 2014 when she was 104. Jewell studied the Bible her whole life through to the last few weeks.

Jewell was preceded in death by: Her parents, Charles Edward Bruner and Estella M Bruner: Her husband, John Denton Hutson, Sr: Her son, John Denton Hutson Jr: Her brother, Vernon Bruner and sister, Hazel Bruner
Jewell is survived by her daughter-in-law: Lola Hutson: her granddaughters: Lori Hutson, and Jennifer Marrero with husband, Keith Marrero: Great Grandsons, Denton Marrero and Oliver Marrero
A special Thank you To Marla Mitchell, and Sharon Lejeune for the extra special care and love they gave Jewell the last several years. Also to Eric and Kim Gassmans, Home Instead Caregivers for their love and care the last 3 years. Also, the Genesis HospiceCare of Athens for their special end of life care.

Graveside service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16 at Kerens Cemetery. A celebration of life will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Kerens First United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Leslie Byrd and Rev. Gene Ratcliff.

Any donations may be sent to:
First United Methodist Church, 205 NW 2nd Street, Kerens, Tx 75144
KESA Scholarship Fund, PO Box 5, Kerens, Tx 75144
Genesis Hospice Care, 1317 S Palestine St. Athens, Tx 75751


Frank Hamilton Massey
Sep 26, 1941 - Jan 2, 2022

Frank Hamilton Massey was called to his eternal rest on Sunday, January 2, 2022. He was born in Kerens, Texas on September 26, 1941, just a few months before the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He was 80 years old. He farmed and ranched for many years and ran a feed store, Massey Feed & Seed. He loved his hometown and never wanted to leave. He was proud of his children who served in the US Navy. He loved the domino games with many of the seniors in Kerens.
He is survived by his children from his first marriage to Lovie Ann Dickinson: Frank Massey (Navy), Amanda Massey (Navy) and Dr. Rachel Massey (Navy). He is also survived by the mother of his second family, Darla Gaye Pate Crawford, and their children Chance Massey (Navy) and his wife Staci, Matthew Massey, Krystle Massey and Taylor Massey. He is survived by 9 grandchildren: Ava, Easton, Elijah, Alivyah, Noah, Madilynn, Kyndall, Kinsley and Klaycee. He is also survived by his sister Dr. Brenda and her husband James Gilliland; his sister Bonnie and her husband Ross Zinnante; and his sister Darla and her husband Robert Regner. He had 4 nieces and nephews.
Frank was a man who lived simply, was unassuming, and had many friends throughout his life. He loved all his children. Unknown to many, he was descended from 10 proven soldiers and patriots of the Revolutionary War by the Daughters of the American Revolution. His family, on both sides, were early arrivals in America, many arriving in 1635-36. Drawing on that heritage, he fought valiantly for nearly 20 years against kidney disease and survived for most of those years on dialysis. During that time, he remained positive and was seldom known to complain about his condition. He worked until his health deteriorated to the point that he could not continue.
Frank loved gardening and was a walking encyclopedia of ways and means of taking care of crops and gardens. He enjoyed taking produce from his garden to the folks at the dialysis clinic as a means of thank you to them. Frank had a special love for his little dogs. Little Bit was absolutely a part of his life even when in the Nursing home. A special thanks to his children for taking care of Little Bit and bringing her for visits.
Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery beside his parents, Frank B. (Pete) and Elnora Massey.
Visitation and viewing will be at Paschal Funeral Home from 4 to 7 on Thursday, January 6, 2022 and graveside service and burial on Friday, January 7, at 1 p.m.
Memorial donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation whose research and assistance to kidney patients makes life easier and better.


Harold Weldon Higginbotham
Aug 21, 1938 - Apr 5, 2022

Harold Weldon Higginbotham, 83, of Whitney, Texas, entered peacefully into the arms of his Lord on April 5,2022 at his home in Whitney surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held at 1:00pm on Saturday April 9, 2022 at Whitney Church of Christ. Officiating will be Bruce Martin. A visitation will be held from 12:00 to 1:00 pm prior to the service. Burial will be at 3:30 pm at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.
Pallbearers: Mark Ayers, Buddy Borden, Joshua Borden, Luke Cooper, Don Moore, Matt Sterling Honorary; James Higginbotham
Weldon was preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Edith Higginbotham; and siblings, Helen Hogg, Elmer J. Higginbotham, Farrington Higginbotham, Buck Higginbotham, Ruth Hodo, Laura Welch, Loraine Jacobs, and William Higginbotham; and loving wife of 40 years, Lynette Higginbotham.
Besides his Lord, Weldon's greatest loves were his family. He leaves behind to cherish his memory; his loving wife, Betty Higginbotham; sister, Barbara Grice and husband, Fred of Corsicana; daughter, Keri Robin and husband, Gary of Vidor; son, Ssgt James Higginbotham, ret. and wife, Tracy of Kerns; daughter Shara Borden and husband, Buddy of Corsicana; son, Mark Ayers and wife, Annette of Whitney; daughter, April McKinney of Whitney; grandchildren and their families, Jamie Kidder, Luke Cooper, Kelli Moore, Joshua Borden, Brittany Rosenoff, Nicholas Higginbotham, Katherine Sterling, Houston Higginbotham, Abigail Ayers, Madeline Justus, and Macy McKinney, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of other loving family and friends.
Weldon was born in Palestine, Texas on August 21, 1938. He graduated Purdon High School in 1957 and Navarro College with an accounting degree in 1960. He was a member of the National Guard Army Reserves. He served as a fireman in Corsicana until he opened his own insurance agency, real estate, and home building businesses that he ran for many years. He obtained his pilot license and flew a single engine Cesna every chance he got and was a member of The Commemorative Air Force, Corsicana Chapter. His hobbies were his love for God, family, and friends. He helped with Bible Hour and the church bus ministries in Mexia, Texas and served as an elder at the Whitney Church of Christ where he also supervised the remodel of the church building. He attended many sporting events for his kids and grandkids throughout the years. He also enjoyed camping and traveling with family and starting new projects around the house.
"God gave us a beautiful world" and "I've had a good life" he would often say. Weldon will be missed but his memories will last a lifetime. Rest well our loving husband, father, brother and friend.
For this reason, I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that day. Be loyal to the Faith. ~ II Timothy 1:12
For those who wish to make a monetary donation in Weldon's memory, you may forward your contribution to Whitney Church of Christ.


Reta Joyce (Slate) Klein
Nov 18, 1950 - Apr 13, 2022

Reta J. Klein, 71, formerly of Corsicana, passed away April 13, 2022 at Medical City Ft. Worth. A Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2022 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.


Psalm 100:2 reminds us to "Serve the Lord with gladness." Reta J. Klein, a giving servant of the Lord, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Medical City Fort Worth, at the age of 71.

Reta was born November 18, 1950 in Corsicana to William Slate and Reta Wood. Her father worked as a tool engineer and machinist, while her mother took care of the home. Growing up in Irving with her siblings Stella Baily, Billy Ann Slate, Deborah Slate, and Bill Slate, Reta was a happy child who enjoyed going to the movies. Many fun days were spent playing with children in the neighborhood. As she grew older, she became more interested in clothing, and spent much of her time at McArthur High School working at K-Mart and dating.
Reta met her future husband Ed Klein during her senior year of high school while both of them worked at K-Mart. They were married on November 1, 1969 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church and were blessed with 52 years of marriage. Their four children James, Joseph, Seth, and Katie were her life. Her mission was to be a good mother, always sacrificing for them, encouraging them, and praying for them.

Saved when she was just 12 years old at Pioneer Road Baptist Church in Irving, Reta had a servant heart. She devoted her life to taking care of her family and working for the Lord. After her husband was saved, he was called to preach and help others come to Christ. Reta helped him in his ministry and became a missionary herself. Her first prison revival, with Rock of Ages Prison Ministry was very special to her. An incredibly kind and forgiving person, she always wanted to help others.

Reta was always laughing and the life of the party. She enjoyed playing games and watching movies with family and friends. Like every good Texan, she loved Mexican food. A very loving woman, she made sure those she loved knew how much they meant to her, greeting them with a hug and saying "I love you" with every goodbye. Her photo albums and home movies were filled with treasured memories, like the Christmas spent in Pidgeon Forge in a cabin with her children and grandchildren.
Reta leaves behind her husband of 52 years, Ed Klein, her son James Klein, her son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Michelle Klein, her son and daughter-in-law Seth and Stephanie Klein, her daughter and son-in-law Katie and Aaron Hall, her eleven-year-old grandson Austin, four-year-old granddaughter Madelyn, three-year-old granddaughter Raliegh, two-year-old granddaughter Emory Hall, and one granddaughter on the way.

To honor Reta's life, a visitation will be held on Monday, April 18, 2022 from 6 to 8 in the evening at Corley Funeral Home. A Service Celebrating Reta's life will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 3:30 in the afternoon in the Magnolia Chapel of Corley Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Victory Baptist Church 1800 E. Archer Road, Baytown, Texas 77521 designated to the Bible for the Prison Ministry
Corley Funeral Home


Edna Mae (Perry) McCaslin
Mar 31, 1931 - Apr 17, 2022

"His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' Matthew 25:23
A loving mother, grandmother, and volunteer, Edna Mae McCaslin passed away April 17, 2022, at the age of 91.
Edna was born March 31, 1931 in Kerens, Texas to John Henry and Susie Ella (Robinson) Perry. Her father was a farmer, while her mother took care of things at home, including Edna and her siblings Opal, Maime, Lily, Omi, J.T., Doyle, Cecil, and William Earl. Born to older parents near the end of the Depression greatly impacted Edna's childhood and later influenced her life. Attending school in Mildred, Edna met Marshel McCaslin when she was just thirteen. They became sweethearts and were married shortly after Edna's junior year of high school.
Her mother, Susie, was a widow with 8 children. By the time Susie married Henry, those children were adults. Edna was born from the marriage, so Edna was the only child living at home.
Edna and Marshel were married on September 18, 1947 at the Navarro County courthouse and remained sweethearts until his death in 1987. Although providing for the needs of their four children Corrine, Diane, James Melvin, and Danny was sometimes a challenge, together Edna and Marshel managed to raise them into successful and productive adults. Since educating their children was very important to Edna and Marshel, seeing their children graduate from high school and later college was very special to them.
Edna was a homemaker until her children started school. Then, she started working alongside Marshel at Martin Linen Supply Company, taking care of the office duties. After Marshel's death, Edna became an employee or Corsicana ISD, where she helped to prepare and serve nutritious food to students. She retired at age 80 with 23 years of service. Even when Edna was not at work, she was proud to be associated with the Navarro Regional Hospital Volunteers (Pink Ladies). She served there from 1987 until COVID, clocking in more than 6000 hours of service. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, especially books set in pioneer days. She also liked sewing, crafting, and challenging herself to complete crossword puzzles.
Edna was a quiet lady who preferred to remain in the background. She was kind to everyone she met and developed many deep friendships. A lifelong member of the Methodist church, Edna attended Central Methodist and then Eleventh Avenue Methodist until it relocated and became St. Luke Methodist Church. She continued her membership there until her death. She was also a 57-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was active when Marshel was alive, but chose to simply be a member after his passing. Most important to Edna was her family, and she dearly loved the holiday gatherings that brought the family together as adults. There was always much laughter and telling of stories remembered from childhood. One has to wonder how many of the stories were exaggerated.
Edna leaves behind her daughter and son-in-law Corrine and Rick Thompson, her daughter and son-in-law Diane and Don Foster, and her son and daughter-in-law Danny and Debbie McCaslin, along with six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one more on the way. She is reunited with her husband Marshel and her son James Melvin McCaslin, along with her siblings.
In order to honor Edna's life, her family has planned a visitation on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 1 p.m., followed by a funeral service beginning at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.
People will remember Edna for her quiet, unassuming nature and their deep friendship with her.


Bryan Keith Dowdle
May 24, 1961 - Mar. 9, 2022

Bryan Keith Dowdle, 60 of Frost, passed away March 9, 2022. Visitation will be 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2022 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Blooming Grove Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Frost cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar. 9, 2022
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Allie Jane (Meador) Dowdle; s/o Robert Harold Dowdle & Janis Marie (Adams) Dowdle-McCaleb Bryan Keith Dowdle


Bryan Keith Dowdle, 60 of Frost, passed away March 9, 2022, in Waxahachie. He was born May 24, 1961, in Dallas to Robert Dowdle and Janis Adams Dowdle.
Bryan enjoyed going camping, fishing and deer hunting and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He was always working on things and working in the yard. He was an around country boy. He and Allie enjoyed visiting museums and learning about history. They also liked looking for old antiques.
Bryan is preceded in death by his mother, Janis McCaleb; grandchild Angel; uncle Bobby Dowdle, aunt Sharon Black, grandmothers Bessie Adams and Bessie Dowdle.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory, wife Allie Dowdle; father Robert Dowdle and wife Sue; daughters, Marla Winters, Kristie Dowdle and son, Keith Dowdle. Grandchildren, Krista Dowdle, Kadee Dowdle, Bailee Dowdle and Michael Dowdle. Sister, Debra Carpenter and spouse Lee. Brother Scott Dowdle Salinas and spouse Rudy Salinas. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Monday, March 14, 2022 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3:00 pm Tuesday, March 15, 2022 at Blooming Grove Church of Christ with Bro. Walter Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow at Frost Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Billy Meskimen, John Lyman, Jeremy Wilson, Eric Dowdle, Adam Dowdle, William Meskimen, Bobby Frazier. Honorary pallbearers will be James Glenn Orr, Cordale Smith, Keith Dowdle, Rudy Salinas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.


Joan (Burdine) Ellington
May 28, 1929 - Dec 31, 2021

Joan Burdine Ellington passed away in her home December 31, 2021, at the age of 92.
Joan was born on May 28, 1929, a stormy day in Tupelo, Texas to Baxter and Maud Burdine. Her father was a farmer and rancher, while her mother took loving care of the extended-family home, which included both Maud's father and Baxter's mother. As her beloved brother, Richard Baxter Burdine, Jr., was 10 years older, Joan grew up as a virtual only child and was treated like a princess by both her Papa Edmundson and her Granny Burdine. She felt so fortunate to have enjoyed their endless undivided attention, and often recalled happy times spent with her Papa as he played with and read to her for hours on end. She spoke often of growing up with her cousins and neighborhood friends and remembered playing church with her cousin Jimmy leading the singing and doing the preachin' as she and young Davis Evelyn sang in the choir.
Although she started school across the road from her home in Tupelo, Joan soon found herself riding the bus to school in Rice. She truly enjoyed school and was a member of the pep squad and voted football sweetheart, favorite girl in her class for many years, as well as Queen her Senior year. After graduating as Valedictorian of her class at the age of 17, Joan was excited to be able to attend Navarro College, majoring in Business Administration. She was in the school's very first class, a group that later proudly became known as the Barracks Bunch because those original college classes met in barracks at the army airfield, later to become Corsicana Municipal Airport.
Joan had fond memories and made lifelong friends during her 20s while working at Lone Star Gas, but that Corsicana career was not to last long. It was years ago while she was riding the school bus to Rice as a young girl that Joan had first met and set her sights on her future husband, Dillard Ellington. Decades later, the two were married on November 29, 1953 at the Tupelo Methodist Church and Dillard whisked her off to the oil fields of west Texas. Joan terribly missed her hometown family and friends and in a few years they returned to Tupelo and Navarro County, where they lived their "happily ever after." Being a homemaker and a mother to their daughters Marianne and Susan was of utmost importance to Joan, who also enjoyed a very close relationship with her granddaughter all her life and helped raise Becky as her own.
Church and her faith were always a big part of Joan's life. She played piano and was an active member at the Tupelo Methodist Church until she married and moved away. She and Dillard later found lifetime friends in the Wesley United Methodist Church in Corsicana, where she remained a member until its closure in June 2021. She performed various supporting roles through her decades there, acting as church treasurer, active member of Wesley's United Methodist Women, and assisting with the Lord's Acre annual fundraiser and monthly Communion services. She loved helping with Vacation Bible School and the after-school children's program. Joan was an unselfish, practical woman who believed in doing the right thing and being true to her word and will be remembered for her quiet, gentle nature. She had many true friends and is taking to her grave any secrets they shared with her. When she wasn't busy supporting her family or her church, Joan enjoyed painting ceramics and doing pencil sketches, especially portraits. An excellent seamstress, she loved designing and planning outfits for her girls. Her creations could compete with the best apparel from any department store and she has photos of young Marianne and herself wearing the matching fashions she created to participate in a Corsicana fashion show at the local ladies clubhouse, the Kinsloe House.
Dillard retired early from U.S. Gypsum, and for years they loved to travel to Branson, Missouri with their dear life-long friends, the Bradleys and the Murpheys. They volunteered and delivered for Meals on Wheels, and cared for both sets of parents for years, giving all four the individual care each required. They enjoyed square dancing and were Silver Dollar Dancers and Log Cabin Swingers. They also loved dancing at the Chatfield Community Center and doing a little boot scootin' at private Country/Western dance parties in the area.
Joan leaves behind her daughter Marianne Ellington Kreason and husband Tom, daughter Susie Ellington Drum, granddaughter Becky Murray Kinnibrugh and husband Kelly, great grandson Tyler Kinnibrugh and wife Chazeley and son Levi, great granddaughter Kelsey Kinnibrugh, grandson Kaplen Perez and wife Samantha and their children Ry, Ella, and Remy.
The family especially wishes to thank all who helped make it possible for Joan to remain in her home, something that was so very important to her. Many friends and family members supported our decision to stay at home, with New Century Hospice with us since last February. We certainly couldn't have made it without Christy Glasgow, Chasity Blue, and certainly Crystal who joined our team a few weeks ago. Thanks also to Home Helpers who jumped in to help so very much in these last few weeks.
Funeral Services for Mrs. Ellington were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday January 5th 2022 at Chatfield United Methodist Church with Pastor Kevin Diggs officiating. Burial followed at the New Chatfield Cemetery.
Corley Funeral Home


Thomas Wayne Ogren
Oct 2, 1947 - Mar 13, 2022

Thomas Wayne Ogren, 74 of Corsicana passed away March 13, 2022. He was born October 2, 1947, in Rush City, MN to Wallace Ogren and Eunice Petterson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Jerald Ogren. He is survived by his wife, Irene Ogren; children, Michael Ogren of Brunswick, Georgia, Paul Mulkey of Lake Park, Georgia and Ann Ogren of Corsicana, Texas; siblings, Bill Ogren of Mesa, AZ, Dave Ogren of Kila, Montana, Judy Barncard of Mercer, Wisconsin, Jane Richardson of Minocqua, Wisconsin and one grandson, Wesley Ogren of Mesa, AZ.
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. April 2, 2022, at Emhouse United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Barnett officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Wounded Warriors or a charity of your choice.


Steven Bradford Nesmith
Feb 15, 1955 - Apr 3, 2022

Steven B. Nesmith, 67, went to the big watermelon patch in the sky on April 3, 2022, at home in Dawson, Texas with his loved ones.
He was born on February 15, 1955, in Corsicana, Texas, to William Olin "Punk" and Jo Delle Nesmith.
Steven grew up in Dawson and attended school at Dawson ISD until he graduated Salutatorian of the Class of '73. He loved his community so much that he would go on to raise a family and serve the town of Dawson when called upon. In his lifetime he would serve as Fire Chief of the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department, a School Board member, and a member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge #155 for 45 years. When asked about his notable achievements, Steven replied, "Yet to be determined."
He married Cheri Brumble in 1981 and they had two children, Cody and Carson.
He worked in the construction industry for a total of 50 plus years, and part time/full time for the United States Postal Service for 34 years. When asked about his work history he stated, "I worked all my life until I couldn't no more."
Steven is survived by his wife Cheri of over 40 years, sons Cody and Carson, daughter-in-law Ashleigh of Dawson. Three amazing grandchildren Hannah and Emily, daughters of Cody and Jameson Brit, son of Carson and Ashleigh. His Brothers, Dan and Kenneth "Dean", sister in law Alicia, wife of Kenneth. Nieces and Nephews Danielle and Kevin Orr, Dylan, Garrett and Blake Nesmith all of Dawson. Ted and Doris Brumble of Tyler, parents of Cheri. P.L. Disinger of Houston, aunt of Cheri. Leslie and Greg Green, children Brooks, Cooper, and Palmer of Washington and many other friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, many friends and relatives. Along with "quite a few partners that beat him there."
There will be a memorial service held at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard, Texas on Friday, April 8, 2022 at 3 p.m.
Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Priddy, Brian Prater, San Davis, Craig White, Jeffrey Ganze, Avery Bruce, James Maass and Dennis Shifflett.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the charity of your choosing be made in Steven's honor.
"When I'm gone, I want to be remembered for my wit." - Steven B. Nesmith


Helen Kay Strange
Sep 23, 1938 - Apr 13, 2022

Helen Kay Strange went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 13, 2022.
She was born on September 23, 1938 to Mildred and Ray Thompson in Oregon.
She and her family moved to Silverton, Texas in 1955 where she later met the love of her life, Theodore "Ted" Strange.
She and Ted married on October 5, 1956 and raised three beautiful children, Debra, David, and DeAnn.
After the loss of Ted, Helen moved to Corsicana, Texas to be closer to her children and grandchildren. Helen also found her church home at Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana.
Helen is preceded in death by her mother and father, Ray and Mildred Thompson, her sister, Glenna Cornett, her beloved husband, Ted Strange, and her son, Dan Strange. She is survived by her daughters, Debra Prowell of Forreston, DeAnn Lurie and husband Mitch of Dallas, her son, David Strange and wife Gae of Amarillo, grandchildren, Brady Grant, Britney Fisher and husband Logan, Ty DeBord and wife Berkley, Taylor Knott and husband J.T., Tate Haynie, Tanner Lurie, and Seth Lurie and great grandchildren, Brody and Anabelle Grant, Audrey DeBord, and Hannah Knott.
A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Westhill Church of Christ beginning at 10:30 a.m.


Christopher Joseph Wilkerson
Jun 21, 2000 - Apr 8, 2022

Christopher Joseph Wilkerson, beautiful child of God, precious grandson of Don and Bettie Wilkerson, left this world behind along with the bonds of muscular dystrophy that burdened and shortened his sweet life. He lives now in the glories of God set before him in heaven. Christopher brought great joy to all who knew and loved him. He loved his grandparents, his school friends, and all who served him. He loved his animals, baby Yoda, Bible stories, and God.
Christopher was born on June 21, 2000 and passed from this life on April 8, 2022. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 2018 where he attended school dances in his wheelchair, always bringing delight to his schoolmates. He attended all activities he possibly could before becoming totally dis- abled.
Christopher is survived by his grandparents, Don and Bettie Wilkerson, who gave him the best life possible. He is survived by a host of family and friends. The family would like to thank Hand In Hand Hospice with special gratitude to Cara Woodin and Amy Overby for the care and support they provided to Christopher. A memorial service for the family is pending.


James Montgomery
Jun 11, 1937 - Jan 15, 2022

James Montgomery, 84, of Dawson, Texas passed away on January 15th surrounded by his closest family members. He was born June 11, 1937, in Dawson, Texas to Herman and Tressie Hargrove Montgomery.
James is survived by his wife, Pamela Montgomery; his brother Leon and sister Patsy; his children: Tina, Terry, Melinda and Scheri; grandchildren, Melissa, Danielle, Aaron, Tiffany, Chelsea, Hana and Ava as well as his great grandchildren. James was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Tressie Montgomery, son James Jr. and daughter Janet.
James was born on June 11th in Dawson, Texas. He grew up in Navarro Mills, TX close to his extended family. After high school he joined the Air Force in 1957 where he learned how to be an electrician and received the Good Conduct medal. While in the Air Force, he also worked as a mobile home delivery driver to support his family. Later on, he worked as a Morton delivery truck driver. In the 1960's he became an entrepreneur by partnering with Billy Ray Cobb, Sr. in establishing C&M Air Conditioning. In the 1970s he became an international refrigeration consultant in the commercial refrigeration industry where he would enjoy a 60-year career working domestically and internationally sharing his knowledge and expertise.
James exemplified the true meaning of fatherhood and family by instilling the core values of hard work, education and importance of family. He was a listener, teacher, protector and motivator. He loved a good home-cooked meal, watching sports and fast cars.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 24, 2022, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Tony Hargrove officiating. Burial will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at Dallas Ft Worth National Cemetery.


Jimmy Jerald Carpenter, Jr.
Jul 22, 1965 - Mar 2, 2022

On March 2, 2022, Jimmy Carpenter, Jr., age 56, of Corsicana, Texas left his earthly home to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior in heaven. Funeral services honoring his life were held 2 P.M., Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at Bethel Baptist Church, Buffalo, Texas with pastor, Ray Grissett, officiating. Interment followed in Buffalo Cemetery, Buffalo, Texas.

Jimmy Jerald Carpenter, Jr. was born July 22, 1965 in Teague, Texas to Jimmie Jerald, Sr. & Charlsey Faye (Hall) Carpenter. He married Barbara Brazier February 3, 1984. Jimmy gave his life to the Lord and was baptized in 1985 and had attended Bethel Baptist when he was able. Jimmy had worked for over twenty years in process operations for an oil refinery and the past eight years as a truck driver, most recently for Nitro-Lift Technologies. Jimmy was a man who valued honesty, integrity and hard work. All of these qualities were ones that Jimmy displayed on a daily basis. He placed his Lord above all else in life and made his family a top priority, continuously making provisions throughout his life for them. Jimmy was never a stranger to hard work and instilled this belief in his children, as well. He had the opportunity to work alongside his son at a chemical plant, which is a memory that will never be forgotten by Jimmy's son. All of Jimmy's hard work did not afford him much free time, but his favorite past time was fishing with his family, and Jimmy always enjoyed himself when doing so. His second favorite past time was eating, and it was one that couldn't be given up easily as Jimmy had several excellent cooks in his family and couldn't pass up a good meal! Jimmy's family will forever remember him for his tender and caring heart, his humble nature and hard work ethic. He will be greatly missed.

Jimmy was preceded in death by both of his parents; paternal grandparents, W.T. & Zelda Carpenter and maternal grandparents, Alvin & Irene Hall.

Surviving family members include wife of thirty-eight years, Barbara Carpenter of Corsicana; children, Jimmy Carpenter, III & wife, Crystal of Daingerfield and Kimberly Ritter & wife, Lora of Longview and siblings, Alvin & Brenda Lummus of Buffalo, James Carpenter of Burleson, Elizabeth McEntyre of Port Orchard, WA, Rita & Brian McGlothin of Ennis and Tonya Morris of Port Orchard, WA, as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Services were under the direction of Walters' Buffalo Funeral Home, Buffalo, Texas.


Kitty Lee (Parrish) McNutt
Nov 21, 1931 - Feb 6, 2022
Kitty Lee (Parrish) McNutt, 89 of Dawson passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by family and friends on Sunday, February 6, 2022, to be with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Born in Dawson to Robert Harvey and Olis Cleo Parrish.
Kitty is survived by her daughter in law, Evonne Ivie Blackwell (husband) Bobby Lane, sister Betty Jane Holder, grandchildren, Ivy Blackwell (Chicho), Richelle Perry (Kacy) and Andrew Blackwell (Jordan), great-grandson and favorite sidekick, Kolton Perry. She is also survived by nieces and nephews Kim Martinez (Lupe), Leita Jane Poteet (Ricky), Robert Holder (Sylvia), Shelia Leath (Gene), Chuck Raines (Christy), Vince McNutt (Linda), great nephew, Daniel Pulliam (Miranda), as well as many loving great nieces and nephews. She was also survived by her two beloved pet companions, Stella and Bo Dog.
Kitty was preceded in life by her husband, Edward McNutt and her only son, Michael Edward McNutt, and her long-time companion, Gus Clark, as well as her sister, Judie Raley, Parents, Robert and Olis Cleo Parrish and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Services will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2022, at 3 pm (visitation) followed at 4 pm (service) at the First Baptist Church in Dawson, with burial following in the Dawson Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made in Kitty's name to the Dawson Volunteer Fire Department, First Baptist Church Dawson or LARAS House Shelter in Mexia. Kitty lived most of her life in Dawson and the last 50 years in Spring Hill. She was a big fan of reading and garage sales and her church. She loved her ranch and had a great love of her dogs and cats and chickens and cows. She loved all animals, except for armadillos and boar hogs. She was one of a kind and we loved her so much; she will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.
Pallbearers: Nephews: Daniel Pulliam, Robert Holder, Chuck Raines, Vince McNutt, Ricky Poteet and Lupe Martinez. Grandson in Law: Kacy Perry.
Honorary Pallbearers: Bobby Lane, Doug Lenox, George Lenox and Ernest Nelia Rylie.


  • Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, 254-576-2531.
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 8, 2022
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Edward Earl McNutt; d/o Robert Harvey Parrish & Olis Cleo (Matthews) Parrish

Lou Carlyn (Johnson) Whorton
June 16, 1934 - May 29, 2022

Lou Carlyn Whorton
We are sad to announce that on May 29, 2022 we had to say goodbye to Lou Carlyn Whorton of Crockett, Texas, born in West, Texas. Leave a sympathy message to the family in the guestbook on this memorial page of Lou Carlyn Whorton to show support.

She was predeceased by : her parents, Cecil Calhoun Johnson and Mary Nelson Johnson; her husband Homer Whorton; her siblings, Juanita Parker (G. H.), Lawrence Johnson (Ethel) and Cecil Johnson; her niece Patricia Tigner; and her nephew Charles David Johnson.

She is survived by : her sister-in-law Agnes Johnson of West; and her nieces and nephews, Kathleen Crockett (David) of West, Christina Grant (Paul) of Houston, LuCinda Medlenka (Mark) and Drs. She is also survived by numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bold Springs Cemetery, c/o Aderhold Funeral Home, PO Box 423, West, TX 76691.


Lou Carlyn Whorton, age 87, of Crockett passed away Sunday, May 29, 2022 in the Winfield Nursing Center. Lou was born June 16, 1934 in West, Texas to parents, Cecil Calhoun Johnson and Mary Nelson Johnson. She was a retired registered nurse and an anesthetist. Lou was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Frost.

Lou is survived by sister-in-law, Agnes Johnson of West; nieces and nephews, Kathleen Crockett and husband, David of West, Christina Grant and husband, Paul of Houston, LuCinda Medlenka and husband, Mark of North Richland Hills, Drs. Andrew Johnson and wife, Olga of Frederick, MD, Janie Ivins and husband, Gary of Crockett, Tom Tigner of Granbury; numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by husband, Homer Whorton; sister, Juanita Parker and husband, G.H.; brothers, Lawrence Johnson and wife, Ethel, Cecil Johnson; niece, Patricia Tigner; nephew, Charles David Johnson.

Graveside funeral services for Lou Carlyn Whorton will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, June 3, 2022 in the Bold Springs Cemetery in West. Visitation will be at 10:30 a.m. prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bold Springs Cemetery, c/o Aderhold Funeral Home, PO Box 423, West, TX 76691.




Robert Ryan Rogers
Apr 17, 1973 - May 2, 2021



Jimmie Alford "Jim" McCarter
Oct 17, 1938 - Mar 24, 2022
Jimmie Alford McCarter, 83, of Corsicana, Texas went to be with our Lord & Savior March 24, 2022, at his home surrounded by family and friends. Jim was born in Corsicana, Texas October 17, 1938, to Jimmie O. & Pattie McCarter. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1956 and joined the United States Air Force served our country from 1958-1962. Jim married Sandra L. Sheets McCarter February 24, 1962, in Corsicana, Texas.
Jim was a member of many clubs. He was an AARL Amateur Radio Operator member, he served on the Region C Water Planning Group, a member of the Navarro Mills VFD and a member of the Lions Club. He enjoyed traveling with his family showing them the United States, playing dominos and poker with his buddies at the Corsicana Senior Center, enjoyed going to concerts at the Palace Theater, and watching his children and grandchildren participate in all of their extra circular activities. He loved collecting coins and working on his family genealogy.
Jim was blessed with his second wife Martha Prestige McCarter, and they got to spend 17 wonderful years together. Jim is preceded in death by his parents Jim O. & Pattie R. McCarter, and wife Sandra L. McCarter. He is survived by his wife Martha McCarter, son Michael and wife Angie of Waxahachie, daughter Kimberly and husband Jimmy McDonald of Seguin, daughter Kelly and husband Brett Bell of Purdon, daughter Polly and husband John Wynn of Tyler. Grand children Tyler and wife Chelsea McDonald of Lubbock, Caitlin and husband Kyle Hand of Chandler, Karley and husband Tyler Dowdy of Chandler, Tanner McDonald, Sadie McCarter, Kelton Bell, Tucker McDonald and Keegan Bell. Great Grandchildren Jett McDonald and Asher Dowdy. And many wonderful family and friends.
Visitation will be Tuesday March 29th at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Services will be Wednesday March 30, at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Younger Cemetery. Pallbearers are Dr. Vernon Bryder, Clifford Arnett, Fred Biltz, Phil Ford, Abner Hyden and James Stubbs. Honorary Pallbearers are Tyler, Tanner and Tucker McDonald and Kelton and Keegan Bell. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the Navarro Mills VFD.
We would like to thank the staff of Bristol Hospice Crystal, Miranda, Christy, Jessica & Rick for their excellent service, patience and understanding. We would also like to thank his amazing sitters, Terri Anderson, Kiki Perkins, Victoria Beecham, Precious Cephus, Ms. Sally and Ms. Nicole for the comfort, love and attention they gave to our family while caring for Jim.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home


  • US Air Force
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar. 25, 2022
  • h/o Sandra Louise (Sheets) McCarter & Martha Jane (Bancroft) Prestige-McCarter; s/o Jimmie Oder McCarter & Pattie Rue (Ford) McCarter

Margaret Ann "Peggy" (Hammer) Campbell
Feb 1, 1931 - Feb 12, 2022
Margaret Ann (Peggy) Campbell was born February 1, 1931, in Houston, TX to parents Lloyd Allen Hammer and Alma Statz Hammer. She passed into eternal grace on February 12, 2022, in Corsicana, TX at the age of 91. Peggy attended Holy Rosary Catholic School, Lanier Junior High, and graduated Lamar High in Houston in 1949. Subsequently she studied fashion and design in the homemaking department of the University of Texas at which time she was also a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. In the summer of 1951, she transferred to the University of Houston to continue her major, this being a move that had lasting implications for in the closing months of that summer she had a blind date with medical student David Campbell, beginning what would be a lifelong union of love and devotion that lasted through courtship and their marriage in 1953. On last June 12 they celebrated 68 years together.
Following their marriage, they remained in Houston for an additional two years followed by a tour of duty in the United States Air Force as a military wife while then Capt. Campbell served as Flight Surgeon in the training command at Laredo AFB, TX. Upon separation from active duty, they moved to Corsicana in July of 1957 and immersed themselves into this community which she loved and served throughout her remaining years.
Peggy's values were love of God, family and fellow man. She was happy to have been a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church since her arrival and chose to serve quietly in most instances which was her nature. She had been a member of the Altar Society since her arrival, and while she was able to do so she led the recitation of the Rosary prior to Mass for many years and is so doing she was quietly influencing other Masses to adopt this practice. She was an active mother in meeting the needs of the Collins Catholic School during the years her three children were students. Though inactive in her waning years she was very proud to have been a forty-three-year member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
A lifelong love for the beach, the sand and the surf led her to become an excellent swimmer. She held both YMCA and Red Cross upper level and advanced certifications in multiple aquatic skills and lovingly offered these talents via the Corsicana YMCA aquatics programs which she faithfully served as a volunteer for 38 years, making scores of friends along the way. Additionally, she offered this skill set as the aquatic instructor for Navarro College for a time span of 11 years.
Peggy's service at the "Y" went beyond the pool as attested by her election as the first woman to serve on the Board of Directors and subsequently to be elected the first woman President to serve the Corsicana YMCA, this occurring in the centennial year of our "Y" in 1980. She was honored to serve on the National YMCA Southwest Field Committee thus representing a large segment of this country in national deliberations. She was honored to be the third recipient of the coveted YMCA C.V. (Pete) Breithaupt Jr. Distinguished Service Award in 1980 and her community at large recognized her with the Community Service Award in 1999 for "Service Above Self".
Peggy's love of water took a new dimension when she struck a bargain with Dr. Dave who had been encouraging her to take flight lessons; she would do so if they together could take scuba lessons. A good strategy that worked. She became a licensed pilot and the best co-pilot ever while the two explored the underwater world. Also, in closing these remarks, to see a fuller picture of this lovely and always smiling lady we should make note that she had striking artistic talents which embraced not only those of her training with fabrics and sewing skills, but she was also able to see and create beauty with pen and brush. She was preceded in death by her parents Alma and Lloyd Hammer, her adoring brother, Lloyd Allen "Buddy" Hammer Jr. and his wife, Charlotte, and her beloved son Charles "Chuck" Campbell. She is survived by her devoted husband Dr. David Campbell, children Charlotte (Chari) Campbell Hust and husband Dr. Robert, Carolyn Campbell Pass Abbott and husband Greg, and daughter in law Hollye Hammond Campbell. Her grandchildren include Fr. David Hust, Dr. Michael Hust and wife Molly, Kristin Pass and Kendall Pass. Great grandchildren include Campbell Marie Hust and Margaret Hust. She is also survived by a number of beloved nieces and nephews and extended family.
Memorial donations may be made to the Corsicana YMCA, James Collins Catholic School Scholarship Fund, St. Jude Hospital, Memphis, TN or an organization of your choosing
Visitation will be Wednesday, February 16th from 6-8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.


  • Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 14, 2022
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Dr. David Campbell; d/o Lloyd Allen Hammer & Alma Elizabeth (Statz) Hammer

Leslie Allen "Les" or "Pat" Patterson
Sep 26, 1934 - Mar 28, 2022
Leslie Allen ("Les" and sometimes, "Pat) Patterson was born September 26, 1934 in Kerens, Texas to Frank Hayden and Mattie Pearl Patterson. He went home to be with the Lord on his mother's birthday, March 28, 2022, at Medical City Plano.
Leslie was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Hayden Patterson and Mattie Pearl Calloway Ward, and brother William Hayden Patterson.
A celebration of Leslie's life was held in the Corley Funeral Home Magnolia Chapel on Saturday, April 2. Byron Ayers, pastor of Leslie's church, officiated.
Leslie was buried with military honors in Oakwood Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers included Phil Patterson, John Patterson, Wes Cope, Seth Cope, James Cope, Brian Patterson, Ernest Sikes, Jerry Turner, and Tim Barnabee.
Leslie is survived by his wife Amy of 66 years; daughter Phyllis Cope and husband Wes; daughter Peri Patterson; son David Patterson; grandchildren Seth Cope and wife Jessica, James Cope and wife Ashley, Kelly Martin, Bryan Patterson; great-grandchildren Sarah Turner, Caleb Turner, Caroline Turner, Addison Cope, Ella Cope, Elijah Cope, Ezariah Cope; brother Phil Patterson and wife Moira, brother John Patterson and wife Amy; nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.
A deacon most of his adult life, Leslie loved the Lord, his family, and his church. He genuinely liked people, held animosity for no one, and never met a stranger.
If anyone wishes to honor Leslie with a donation, his favorite charities were any veteran's organization, Special Olympics, and the American Diabetes Association.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 31, 2022
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Amy Jo (Goldsmith) Patterson; s/o Frank Hayden Paterson & Mattie Pearl (Calloway) Ward-Patterson

Jeff Bondurant
Apr 21, 1921 - Jun 24, 1976

WHITTER, Calif- Services will be monday in Whittier, Calif. for Corsicana native, Jeff Bondurant, 55, who died in Whittier Thursday.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Bondurant of Whittier; three sons, Michael Bondurant of Cerriton, Calif., Jeffery Bondurant of Barstow, Calif., and William Bondurant of Whittler; three grandchildren; three brothers, Ben Bondurant and Cecil Bonduran, both of Corsicana and Sam Bondurant of Chcago, Ill.


James Norman Brinkley
1918 - Oct 12, 1942

James N. Brinkley Killed In Action Parents Informed
James Norman Brinkley, seaman second class, U.S. navy, has been killed in action, according to a telegram received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James W. Brinkley, 811 South Beaton street, Thursday morning.
The telegram said: "The navy department deeply regrets to inform you that your son, James Norman Brinkley, seaman second class, U.S. navy, was killed in action in the performance of his duty and in the service of his country. The department extends to you its sincerest sympathy in your great loss. To prevent possible aid to ur enemies please do not divulge the name of his ship or station. On account of existing conditions recovery remains impossible. If further details are received you will be promptly informed - Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, Chief of Navy Personnel;."
Brinkley, a native of Dallas but a resident of Corsicana for several years, enlisted in the navy from here July 6, 1941. He was 24 years of age.
Surviving are his parents, a half-brother, Lawson Lee Wade, serving in the U;.S. army and located in Massachusetts; three sisters, Mrs. Effie Harrison, Mrs. Nora Forman and Mr. Katie Thompson

December 8, 1944
Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light from Corsicana, Texas � Page 8



Posthumous Award Of Purple Heart for James N. Brinkley
S-2C James Norman has been awarded the Purple Heart postmumously for injuries which resulted in his death on Oct 12, 1942.  He was injured in action in the solomon Islands. The award was sent to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. JU. W. Brinkley, 811 South Beaton Street


Mary Evalin "Eva" (Fryar) McAfee
Aug 1872 - Dec 1942

Funeral Rites Sunday For Mrs. D. S. McAfee
Funeral services for Mrs. D. S. McAfee, 70, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Wanette chapel with Rev. Hubert Carman, pastor of the Nazarene church officiating. Mrs. McAfee was a member of the Methodist church and had lived in the Wanette community for 45 years.
Survivors include her husband, of the residence, five sons, Claude, Altamont, Ill.; Ernest, Waynette; Guy, Purcell; Roy, Long Beach, Calif. and Wayne, Camp Barkeley, Tex; one daughter, Mrs. Russel Dawson, Wanette, three brothers, three sisters and 14 grandchildren.


  • The Wanette News (Wanette, Oklahoma) Dec 10, 1942
  • w/o Dwayne Sylvanus McAfee; d/o John McPherin Fryar & Susan Virginia (Eager) Fryar
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

J. D. McAfee
Sep 13, 1922 - Dec 15, 1961

J. D. McAfee Is Buried Monday
Injuries Fatal To Purcell Man
J. D. McAfee, 39, well known Purcell resident, died last Friday in an Oklahoma City hospital of injuries received in an auto accident the previous day. His death was the second to a Purcell businessman in recent months involving a highway accident.
The accident occurred near Moore last Thursday evening when McAfee was returning from his work at Tinker Field. He was going west on Stella Road when his car was hit broadside by a vehicle driven by Mrs. Bethel Lawson of Norman.
Moore Police Chief Lynn Marvel said a charge of failing to yield the right of way has been field against Mrs. Lawson. McAfee's death brought Cleveland county's toll to 16 as compared with the total of 14 for 1960. Ironically, the intersection was the same at which Mrs. Forney Melton of Purcell was killed a little more than a year ago.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the Conner chapel with Rev. Roy Rowlan officiating. Interment was in the family plot at the Wanette cemetery.
McAfee was born at Wanettte but spend his early life at Purcell. He was a veteran of World War II and was a member of Trinity Methodist church.
He is survived by his wife, Winona, of the home; four sons, Jerry, Richard, David, and Larry and a daughter, Kathleen, all of the home, his mother, G. W. McAfee, Purcell; two brothers, Kenneth, Purcell, and Doyle of Midwest City; two sisters, Mrs. Shirley Wilson of Fort Worth, Tex and Mrs. Robert Jones of West Covina Calif.
Casket bearers were Earl Sherman, Curtis Melton, Purman Wilson, T. S. Farley, Jeff H. Guthry, and Paul J. McClure.


Guy Wesley McAfee
Apr 11, 1898 - Mar 11, 1961

McAfee Rites Are Set For Friday
Guy W> McAfee, well known resident of Purcell, died early Wednesday morning in the McCurdy Memorial hospital folliwn an illness of several months.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Conner chapel, with interment planned in the Wanette cemetery.
He is survived gby his wife, of the home; two daughters, and three sons including Kenneth and J. D. both of Purcell
A complete obituary will be given next week, Conner said



McAfee Services Are Held Friday
Interment Made At Wanette

Funeral rites for Guy Wesley McAfee, 63, were held Friday afternoon in the Conner chapel, with Rev. Roy Rowlan officiating. Interment was in the cemetery at Wanette.
A native of Oklahoma, McAfee spend his early life in the Pottawatomie area. He was married to Miss Edna Mae King on Nov 28, 1921 at Asher. He was a member of the Methodist chruch and had made his home here for a number of years. He was the Mistletoe agent at Purcell when he became ill. He died on Wednesday of lat week at the McCurdy hospital following an ilolness of three months.
He is survived by his wife, of the home, three sons, Kenneth and J. D. both of Purcell, Doyleof Midwest City; two daughters, Mrs. Shirley Wilson, Fort Worth, Tex.; and Mrs. Bob Jones, West Covina, Calif.; two brothers, Roy of Houston, Tex. and Wayne of Artesia, N.M.; and a sister, Mrs. R. B. Dawson of Shawnee. Also 11 grandchildren.
Casket bearers were: Curtis Melton, Clo Maddon, Earl SHerman, Leon Williams, L. T. Harrison and Jim Hall.


Laura M. (Harris) McAfee
Jul17, 1892 - Oct 21, 1977

Graveside services were at 10 a.m. Monday, in Wanette, Okla., for Mrs Laura McAfee, 85, a former long-term resident of Pampa who died Friday, Oct 21. in Dallas.
Area survivors include her sister, Mrs. Violet McAfee, her niece, Mrs. Bob Ward and her nephew, Mr. Jon McAfee all of whom reside in Canadian.


Wayne M. McAfee
Nov 2, 1911 - Aug 25, 1984

Wayne M. McAfee, 72, of Artesia died Saturday. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Restlawn Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, Geneva. Arrangements are by Terpening and Son Mortuary.
El Paso Times (El Paso, Texas) - Aug 27, 19084


Geneva Lee (Isaacs) McAfee
Dec 5, 1918 - Jun 10, 2014

Services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 14, at First Baptist Church for Geneva Lee McAfee, Artesia, New Mexico.

Mrs. McAfee, 95, died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Heartland Nursing Center in Artesia.
Visitation will be at Terpening & Son Mortuary beginning at 10 a.m. Friday.

Geneva was born December 5, 1918 in Wanette, Oklahoma; the daughter of James Warren Isaacs and Mary (Dunaway) Isaacs.

In 1941 she was married to Wayne McAfee in Oklahoma. She came to Artesia in 1947 from Oklahoma. He preceded her in death 1984.

She was a retired teacher of 37 years. Started teaching in a one room school in Oklahoma and after moving to N.M. taught at Atoka, Central and also the first year of Abo Elementary. She graduated from East Central College in Ada, Oklahoma and was a member of the Artesia Association of Educational Retirees, Delta Kappa Gamma, and NEA. She also played the piano and taught Sunday school.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 9 brothers and sisters including Jay Isaacs of Carlsbad, and Sterling Isaacs of Roswell.


Jerry Samuel Peebles
Jan 10, 1940 - Feb 6, 2022

Jerry Samuel Peebles, 82, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, February 6, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was the husband of his high school sweetheart, Lois Peebles. They shared 61 years of marriage together.
Jerry was born in Marshall, Texas on January 10, 1940, and raised in Corsicana. He married Lois Bowden on June 3, 1960. He attended Navarro College and Arlington State College, now the University of Texas at Arlington. After serving in the Army from 1962 to 1968, he was an Arlington business owner for sixteen years. He retired from Textron Bell Helicopter Engineering Lab. He served as a deacon at First Baptist Church of Arlington and was a member of Arlington Sportsmans Club and Dallas Arms Collectors. He was also a former member of Great Southwest Rotary and a Paul Harris Fellow.
Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Jaqueline Peebles. He is survived by his wife, Lois; son, Jeff, of Austin; daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Chad Crow of Argyle. He was the "PawPaw" of two adored granddaughters, Madison and Caroline Crow.
Even as his health declined, he maintained his jovial and caring spirit. Before leaving the hospital a few days before his passing, a nurse stopped by his room because she "wanted the chance to meet Mr. Peebles," who had gained a reputation amongst the hospital staff for being "the sweetest man." He will be remembered by all who knew him for his gregarious nature, strong faith and work ethic, and love of all people (and dogs).
Due to Covid concerns, a small family memorial service will be held at Wade Funeral Home on Friday, February 11, 2022.
Please make any donations to the Arthritis Foundation.


James David DeMoss
Jul 8, 1949 - Feb 6, 2022

James David DeMoss, 72, of Kerens, TX, received his Heavenly wings on Sunday, February 6, 2022. He is survived by his daughter, Audra Gorden and ex son-in-law, Tim Gorden, Holly Hooser and husband, Charles Hooser, Sisters: Amy Sotelo and husband Rene Sotelo, Kim Medrano and husband Gilbert Medrano, Cindy Young, Lisa Gilmore, Darla Turner, and Lisa DeMoss; Grandchildren: Jody Gorden, DJ Woods, Dylan Woods and wife, Chelsie, Logan Gorden, Maura Gorden, Dawson Woods, and Brody Hooser as well as a host of great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Marcia DeMoss, his mother, Geraldine O'shay, and his wife, Mary Latricia DeMoss.
James was a family man. He worked hard his entire life to ensure that his family was well provided for. James was a proud Army veteran. He enjoyed talking about all the times that he jumped from airplanes during his service, and never failed to mention how nervous it made his mother and wife. He started his career in the glass business where he worked in management for Chatanooga Glass. He loved to talk about the time he spent in Laguna Beach, California, where the company sent him for additional training, and how he missed out on a chance to sit across from John Wayne at a charity dinner he had been invited to because he missed his wife and daughters and so decided not to delay his trip back home. After retiring from Chatanooga, James opened his own muffler shop on 7th avenue in Corsicana. He prided himself in the honesty and integrity that he provided for his customers throughout the years at J & J Muffler. His grandchildren called him Pops J&J. James loved his daughters and grandchildren so much. He enjoyed working on his farm in Bazette, where he and his wife built their family home. He loved to fish, hunt, take trips to "the boat" in Shreveport, watch his grandkids play sports, tell jokes, and he had a special knack for mechanics.
Mr. DeMoss spent the last several months of his life after his wife passed away at the home of his sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Rene Sotelo, along with his nieces, Alyssa and Taya, and his precious fur baby, Baby Girl. In his final months, James was able to check off his entire "bucket list", which included a trip back to the boats, adding to his coin collection, going on a hunting trip with his sister, having a good steak, and ordering room service!
We would like to especially thank his wonderful nurse, Alicia, with New Century Hospice for the extra time and care she so graciously gave to him, Thank you. James was loved beyond measure and will be remembered by his loved ones always.
Private funeral arrangements were by Paschal Funeral Home


George Raymond "Ray" Phillips
Feb 22, 1938 - Feb 19, 2022

Ray Phillips, born George Raymond Phillips on February 22, 1938 in Parker County, Texas, died after a brief illness 3 days before his 84th birthday. An athlete, welder, heavy equipment operator and owner of Golden Circle Construction Co in Corsicana for over 30 years, Ray was beloved as a kind and sincere man with a good sense of humor and innate need to help others.
He is survived by his wife, Dean Phillips; his daughter Paula; his son Jayson and his wife Susan, and grandsons Zachary and Colin Phillips.
A memorial event will be planned for the late Spring. We ask that no flowers be sent at this time.


Mary Rosamond "Ducky" King
Jun 8, 1919 - Mar 13, 2022

Mary Rosamond "Ducky" King, born June 8, 1919, passed away March 13, 2022 at the astonishing age of 102. Ducky, the matriarch of the family, was our prayer warrior, rock, seamstress, and back-tickler. Ducky was known for her quick wit, her eye for detail, her kind and compassionate spirit, and the best pecan pie ever made.

Ducky loved gardening. She took great pride in her hydrangea plants and cultivated an extraordinary wonderland of color. Ducky also enjoyed crocheting. She made sure to gift each of her children and grandchildren with a gorgeous afghan and every baby with their very own blanket.

Ducky was a fiercely loyal Dallas Cowboys fan. If you were courageous enough to say anything negative about them in her presence, you better be ready for a tongue lashing!
She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Maudie May and Edgar McCary, her six siblings, her beloved husband, Jack, her daughter, Karen Jeanenne, and her grandson, Jack. She is survived by her daughters, Aleta and Mary, her ten grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 22 great-great-grandchildren and one on the way, 7 great-great-great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, friends and family too numerous to list, but not forgotten.

Family and friends are encouraged to gather for a time of visitation on Friday, March 18, 2022 from 5 to 7 in the evening at Corley Funeral Home. A service celebrating Ducky's life will be held Saturday, March 19, 2022 at 11 o'clock in the morning in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home located at 418 N 13th St, Corsicana, TX 75110. Flowers may be sent to Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.


David Scott Brooks
Aug 28, 1972 - Mar 16, 2022

David Scott Brooks passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in Corsicana, Texas.
Scott was born in Ulysses, Kansas on August 28, 1972 to Danny and Penne Brooks. His family moved to Texas in 1977. Scott graduated from Stratford High School in 1990. He was a Veteran, having proudly served in the United States Army. Scott attended and graduated from Navarro College with a degree in Nursing.
Scott loved being an ER Nurse, and he was great at it. He touched the lives of many of the nurses he worked with. Scott was a very hard worker, always willing to jump in and help a fellow nurse. He will be deeply missed by his patients and his entire work family, past and present.
More than anything, Scott loved his children. He loved spending time with them. Whether he was teaching them to deer hunt, fishing on the coast, or just watching a movie at home, Scott loved every minute of being with his children.
Scott was preceded in death by his grandparents Edgar and Joyce Brooks and John Capehart, his father Daniel Brooks, his stepfather Kelly Don Berry, and his infant daughter Baylor Brooks.
Scott is survived by his children Branch and Bree Brooks of Corsicana, his stepdaughter Bailey Saunders of Austin, his mother Penne Berry of Kerens, his grandmother Retha Gunn of Kerens, his brother Craig and Jennifer Brooks of Kerens, his sister Teri and James Inmon of Bryan, his nieces and nephews, his aunts, uncles, and cousins, and by his many friends.
A memorial for Scott will be held on April 16, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Kerens.


Geneva (Faughn) Fade
Feb 6, 1931 - Feb 18, 2022

Geneva Faughn Fade, 91 of Corsicana passed away February 18, 2022 at Country Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation. Visitation with the family will be Friday, February 25, 2022 from 6-8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 11am in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.


Holland Yancey Gregory, Jr.
Oct 22, 1930 - Feb 26, 2022

Holland Gregory, (Paw, Little Holland, Bubba), loving husband, father, granddaddy and great granddaddy passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on February 26th at the age of 91.
Holland was born on October 22, 1930, to Holland and Kate Gregory on a cotton farm just north of Streetman, Texas in Navarro County. He attended Streetman Public School. Holland was a Korean Vet serving in the U.S. Army. He was a long-time member of Westminster Presbyterian Church of Corsicana.
After returning from the Army, he met the love of his life, Shirley Jackson. They were married at the First Baptist Church in Richland, Tx. on November 11, 1955 and were married for 54 years.
Holland was preceded in death by his loving wife, parents, sisters, Marie, Dannie Jay and Katherine. He is survived by his daughter and son in law Becky and Ronald Farmer, grandson and wife Brian and Tiffany Farmer, great granddaughter Brooklyn Farmer, and many special nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be held at Griffin Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 1st from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Graveside service will be held at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman on March 2nd at 2 pm with Rev. Jen Mitchell officiating,
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital, Cancer Society or an organization of your choice.
We would like to thank his wonderful caregivers Shemaki Robinson, Beverly Baisy, Bobbie Walker and Minnie Lee. They gave such loving care to my dad. We would also like to thank Dr. Rodriguez and staff, Dr. Agarwal and staff, and Hand and Hand Hospice.
Holland was adamant about mask wearing during these uncertain times. Please honor his wishes by wearing them during the visitation.
My dad was my hero. We spent many hours these past several months sharing memories of days gone by and the days to come. He loved talking about cotton fields and his days on the farm. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and would have been such a wonderful great grandfather to Brooklyn if he had gotten the chance. Daddy is no longer in pain, no more worries, and walking the streets of gold with his Savior, wife, his parents and so many other family members and friends, what a glorious celebration there was when he entered those pearly gates. He will be missed dearly.


Dr. James Fair Witten
Mar 9, 1931 - Feb 24, 2022
James Fair Witten, age 90, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, February 24, 2022, surrounded by his family and loved ones. A devout Christian and loving husband, father and grandfather, Jim filled his home with joy and laughter. His many patients and their families appreciated Dr. Witten as a deeply caring physician who prioritized their holistic care above all else. Friends and patients alike appreciated his kind and gentle manner and dry wit.
Jim was born on March 9, 1931, in St. Louis, Missouri. His family moved to Dallas, where he attended Highland Park High School. At the University of Texas at Austin, he studied chemical engineering and was a member of Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. In 1955, he earned his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School. After graduation, Jim enlisted and served two years as a Lieutenant and ship's doctor in the United States Navy. When not caring for shipmates and passengers, Jim read the Bible and the dictionary several times in their entirety, which may account for his Biblical knowledge and extensive vocabulary.
After receiving an honorable discharge, Jim interned at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, where he met Laurel, the love of his life. The couple had only known each other a month when they married in 1960 and moved to Texas. There, Jim completed his internal medicine residency at the Dallas VA Medical Center. In 1962, Dr. Witten joined Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana, where he practiced as an internist until his semi-retirement in the late '90s.
Although he was known for working long hours, Jim always made time for his family and community. He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church, serving several terms on the church's Vestry and participating in many Bible studies. He was especially fond of the men's breakfast group. Dr. Witten offered his expertise in public health settings and many other endeavors during his 60 years in Corsicana. Most recently, he served as a judge for the Lion's Club annual essay contest and was a prolific fundraiser for their annual golf tournament. Together, Laurel and Jim enjoyed preparing and delivering meals for Food for Fitness.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Laurel; parents, Frank and Lucille Witten of Dallas; and brothers, Bob Witten of Bridgeport, and Tom Witten of Austin. He is survived by his children, Christie Cummings of Temple, Jennifer Clearman of Houston, Jeff Witten and wife Jennifer of Agoura Hills, California; sons-in-law, Joey Cummings of Troy, and Scott Clearman of Houston; grandchildren, Lauren and Leigh Cummings, Katherine and Anna Leigh Clearman, and Alex and Carter Witten; and loved nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 11 at Corley Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 12, with Father Ed Monk officiating. Jim's ashes will be interred in the columbarium at St. John's Church.
The family would like to especially thank caregivers Pat Gardner, Nora Taylor and Sheila Hicks, for their loving and excellent care. The family is also grateful to the caregiving teams at Navarro Regional Hospital, The Village at Heritage Oaks and New Century Hospice. In lieu of flowers, friends may make memorials to Corsicana Lion's Club, Compassion Corsicana, The UT Southwestern Medical School, or to the charity of their choice.


Betty Jo Walker
Nov. 17, 1933 - Feb. 1, 2022

Funeral service for Betty Jo Walker, 88, of Corsicana, Tx., passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2022 in Corsicana, Tx. Viewing will be held on Friday, Feb. 11, 2022 at Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at Bethlehem B.C., 409 N. 3rd, Corsicana, Tx. with burial to follow in Friendship Cemetery, Eureka, Tx. Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle funeral arrangements.


Gail (Russell) Pack
Sep 7, 1947 - Jul 11, 2019
PACK, Gail Russell Sept. 7, 1947-July 11, 2019 A Celebration of Life Ceremony will be held on September 7, 2019 at First United Methodist Church in McKinney, TX. Gail was a public school educator and principal for over fifty years in Wilson, Wichita Falls, McKinney, Princeton, Wylie, and Celina. She loved to travel and considered Costa Rica her second home. Gail was preceded in death by her father and mother, Tommy and Martha Russell of Grand Prairie. She is survived by her husband Ronnie Pack, daughter Keri Pack and granddaughter Paige Greene of McKinney, sister Susan Smith of Arlington, sister Elaine Oppenheimer of Haltom City, sister-in-law Brenda Pack of McKinney. Donations in Gail's honor can be made to the CASA of Collin County or The Samaritan Inn


  • w/o Ronnie Paul Pack; d/o Thomas Gorden "Tommy" Russell & Martha (Campbell) Russell
  • The Dallas Morning News
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Michael Grizzaffi
Sep 17, 1943 - Dec 18, 2021
J. Michael Grizzaffi passed away on December 18, 2021, at the age of 78 in Dallas, Texas.

He was born to Dr. Anthony Louis Grizzaffi and Josephine Beatrice Smith Grizzaffi on September 17, 1943, in Austin, Texas. He was one of four children born to Dr. and Mrs. Grizzaffi, his brother Pat, and sisters Judy and Mary Holly.

After Michael graduated from Corsicana High School in 1961, he went on to study at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, formerly known as, Texas Technological College. He graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering. Michael believed that education was the catalyst to great achievement, and later earned an MBA Degree from the University of Dallas and an MS Management and Administrative Science Degree from the University of Texas at Dallas. Most recently, he was a registered Professional Engineer (Emeritus), and an American Society of Appraisers Accredited Senior Appraiser designated in Machinery and Equipment appraisal.

He spent 30 years at Texas Instruments, Inc., working on the design of Infrared Imaging and related Computer Systems. He also worked on several classified military projects for the CIA that included infrared reconnaissance. One of his more notable accomplishments was designing the Digital Data Subsystem for the Voyager Satellite I and II that is still in orbit at the edge of our solar system today.

Michael and his first wife, Shirley Chubb, went on to have two children, Amy Lynn, and Phillip Anthony. Later he divorced and remarried Rhonda Stevens and gained two stepdaughters, Jacquline Renae and Amanda Christine.

Although Michael never retired, he loved to spend as much time as possible at their lake house on Richland Chambers Lake in Navarro County. There he enjoyed his love for guns, outdoors, boating, and most importantly family.

Michael was predeceased by his father Dr. Anthony Louis Grizzaffi and mother, Josephine Beatrice Smith Grizzaffi. He is survived by three siblings, Patrick Anthony Grizzaffi of Garland, Texas, Judy Cooper of Cypress, Texas, and Mary Holly Dodson of Hondo, Texas.

His wife, Rhonda Stevens Grizzaffi of Dallas, Texas, and stepdaughters, Jacquline Renae Welchman and son-in-law, Adam Christopher Welchman, and granddaughters, Katelyn Rae Welchman and Madaline Christine Welchman, all from Carrollton, Texas; his son Phillip Anthony Grizzaffi of Austin, Texas. and stepdaughter Amanda Christine Stevens of Carrollton, Texas. His ex-wife, Shirley Chubb Grizzaffi, daughter, Amy Lynn Hollyfield and son-in-law, Scott Hollyfield, and granddaughter, Kendall Grace Hollyfield and grandson Rhett Anthony Hollyfield, all of Oakland California. Michael also leaves behind his Niece Holly Nunez, Nephew John Cooper, and Nephew John Dodson, Nephew Will Dodson and Niece Jody Upham.

Rosary Service will be held on Wednesday, December 22nd from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Corley's Funeral Home, 418 N. 13th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110. The Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, December 23rd at 10:00 am located at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 E. State Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110. Interment will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Corley Funeral Home


  • h/o Shirley (Chubb) Grizzaffi & Rhonda Stevens Grizzaffi; s/o Dr. Anthony Louis Grizzaffi & Josephine Beatrice (Smith) Grizzaffi
  • Submitted by Karen Rost


J. Michael Grizzaffi, 78, of Dallas passed away December 18, 2021 in Dallas. Visitation is planned for Wednesday evening December 22, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. with a rosary beginning at 5 p.m. Funeral Mass will take place at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church on Thursday, December 23, 2021 at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.


Gerald Ray Hutt, Sr.
Aug 23, 1936 - Jan 29, 2022
Gerald Ray Hutt Sr.
Born at home in Org, Minnesota on August 23, 1936.
Died at home in Kerens, Texas after a brief illness on January 29, 2022.
Survived by his wife of 63 years Joyce Karen Hutt and his 7 children - Julie Ann Gillespie of Arp, Texas, Micheal Ray Hutt of Corsicana, Texas, Kenneth Alan Hutt of Missoula, Montana, Lori Kay Compton of Kerens, Texas, Thomas Levi Hutt of Atascocita, Texas, Gerald Ray Hutt Jr. of The Woodlands, Texas, and Karen Nadine Jonte of Corsicana, Texas. He was also survived by 13 grandchildren - Walter (Andy) Kuykendall of Athens, Texas, Jonathan Aldama of Midlothian, Texas, Anthony Aldama of Corsicana, Texas, Amber Hutt of Houston, Texas, Crystal Dean of Rowlett, Texas, Rowdy Hutt of Atascocita, Texas, Rachael Harris of Annapolis, Maryland, Alexandria Hutt and Fredrick (Freddy) Hutt of The Woodlands, James Jonte, Lyndsie Jonte, and Meagan Jonte of Corsicana, Texas. He is also survived by a sister Lorraine Hoffman of Wilmont, Minnesota, a brother Wayne Hutt of Sun City, Arizona, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Jack Hutt, mother Nadine Yates, sister Marcellene, and grandson Joshua Aldama.
Gerald spent his working life as a coast-to- coast truck driver before retiring in 1998 from Corsicana Bedding in 2000. His retirement years were spent traveling with his wife.


Winnie Ruth (Ragan) Lucas
Nov 13, 1920 - Feb 1, 2022
Winnie Ruth Lucas passed to her Heavenly home February 1, 2022.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, February 6, 2022, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Jeff Bell. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sunday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

She was born November 13, 1920 in Barry, Texas. The daughter of John Blair Ragan and Annie Mae Grimmett. She was raised on a farm near Corsicana, Texas. She was married to Thomas Lucas and lived in Orange since 1955.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas, daughter Linda Goss and grandson, James K. Howard II and 10 siblings.

She is survived by 2 children Michael Lucas and wife Cindy and Kenneth Howard and wife Betty of Sacramento, Kentucky. Grandchildren Greg Lucas, Brian Lucas, Bridget Stacks, David Goss, Damon Goss, Leslie Fontenot, Kitty Ruth Howard, Kelly Burdette and Eddie Simpson. She has 15 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.

She was in sales for many years participated in VFW activities and a long time member of TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in 1991.

We wish to thank "KeKe's Place" and "Southeast Hospice" for their loving care during her last month of life.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Greg Lucas, Brian Lucas, Damon Goss, David Goss, Hunter Racca, Eddie Simpson, Evan Goss, and Eli Goss.


Suzanne (Brown) Bardwell
Aug 19, 1955 - Jan 7, 2022
A celebration of life for Suzanne Brown Bardwell will be held Friday at First Christian Church in Longview with the Rev. David Farmer officiating. A family graveside service will be held Saturday at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Visitation will be held Thursday at Croley Funeral Home in Gladewater.
Suzanne passed away Friday, Jan. 7, 2022, following a traffic accident in Longview.
She was born Aug. 19, 1955, in Corsicana, Tx, to Charles Wayne and Mary Juanita Brown. She grew up on the family ranch, which she credited with giving her a strong will and work ethic that she passed along to family and students throughout her life.
She was preceded in death by her brother Donald Wayne Brown, her father Charles Wayne Brown, her grandparents, and uncles and aunts.
Left to cherish her life is her husband of 46 years Jim Bardwell, who she met at church camp at age 13, her son and daughter-in-love Josh and Jennifer Bardwell, her mother Mary Juanita Brown, her brother and sister-in-law Charles Philip and Julia Brown, her nephew Charles Wesley Brown, her niece Katy Suzanne Brown, and her mother and father-in-law Carol and Gary Jones, cousins and scores of students and friends who she cherished, loved and prayed for every day.
Suzanne graduated from Dawson High School and grew up in the First Christian Church of Corsicana and later the First Christian Church in Longview. She is co-owner of the /Gladewater Mirror, White Oak Independent, Lindale News & Times/. She served as president of the North & East Texas Press Association and was multiple award winner in the Texas Press Association for her columns which inspired and taught her readers over the years. She also was honored for her photography, news writing and community service projects.
She also served as a U.S. History Adjunct Instructor for Kilgore College for 12 years while teaching high school Journalism, Psychology, Sociology, and was the adviser for the nationally award-winning Yearbook and Newspaper at White Oak High School. She influenced White Oak students for 20 years. She also taught at Spring Hill and Gilmer High School.
Suzanne graduated from East Texas State University with a B.S., M.S. M.S.-U.S. History; B.S.-Social Studies/English/Psychology/Science 1975 - 1980 and earned an Associates of General Education in General Studies from Navarro College, 1973 - 1975.
She was honored to be asked to speak at Columbia School of Journalism in New York several times while a yearbook adviser. In 2013, she was named the Max R. Haddick Teacher of the Year by the University Interscholastic League (UIL). The award is presented annually to the best high school journalism instructor in Texas. She also was awarded the University of Texas at Austin. Edith Fox King Award, Texas Exes Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007.
After retiring from teaching, Suzanne became very active in the Texas Retired Teachers Association and was instrumental in rallying retired teachers from across the state to get better retirement benefits from Texas state legislators. She also was active on the Texas Press Association's Legislative Advisory Committee, helping to stave off bills that would limit freedom of the press and open records and open meetings.
Suzanne was very active in Gladewater and White Oak, being honored with the "Woman of the Year" award by both communities. She was a member of the Friends of Lee Library, Gladewater Chamber of Commerce, Gladewater Education Foundation and many other groups and associations. She was a crusader. She helped save Gladewater's Manna House and the Gladewater Lee Library by raising money to help keep the local food bank operating and securing grants to help rebuild the library after last year's winter storm leaving it severely damaged and on the verge of permanent closure. She also spearheaded and chaired Gladewater's Beautification Committee. Where there was a cause you could find Suzanne leading the way for positive change and a better community.
Suzanne loved music and travel. Suzanne and Jim attended concerts frequently across the US. She and Jim experienced the majesty of the Grand Canyon's sunrises and sunsets, the white sand beaches of the Florida coast and were regulars at Walt Disney World where they always played like kids at the "Happiest Place on Earth." They loved being in one another's company holding hands and enjoying life.
Suzanne believed in teaching her students more than just what was in the book. She taught what was in the heart.
One of Suzanne's favorite movies was "It's a Wonderful Life," which she showed to all her students each Christmas. Her favorite quote from the movie can be seen hanging on the wall of George Bailey's father's office and it said: "All You Can Take With You Is That Which You Have Given Away. "
Suzanne gave her all, her entire life. She always helped others and always found the good in each person she met. She will be missed by all who loved and knew her. Her teaching and examples in how she lived her life will be felt for generations.
God bless those who are left behind. Heaven has now gained another angel who will be waiting for us to join her.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a memorial fund in Suzanne B. Bardwell's name established at City National Bank in Gladewater.


Betty Jean (Moore) Callaway
Mar 29, 1934 - Feb 6, 2022
Betty J. Callaway went to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 6th, 2022, at the age of 87.

Betty was born March 29th, 1934, to Henry and Gertrude Moore in Austin, TX. She spent her childhood years living in Austin and moved with her family as a teenager to Ennis, TX. There she met her husband, Howard Callaway. They married in 1951 and she had three children, Gail, Debbie, and Lynn (Deceased in 1974). She was an employee of Collin Street Bakery, working first part time then fulltime as a mailroom supervisor. She retired in 1998 to spend more time with her family, babysitting great-grandchildren, and attending their many activities. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son. She is survived by her daughters, Gail Grimes (Gary) and Debbie Bourn (Kevin). She has four grandchildren, Eric Talley (Elizabeth), Michael Grimes (Carroll), Melissa Grimes, and Kristen Boyd. She also has eight great-grandchildren.
There will be visitation at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Thursday, February 10th. Gravesides services will be officiated by Pastor Daniel Harper at 2 p.m. Thursday, February 10th at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas.


Malinda (Woods) Massey
Nov 3, 1899 - Sep 16, 1974

Mrs. Massey

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Woods Chapel A. M. E. Church in Powell for Mrs. Malinda Massey, resident of 1103 East Sixth Ave., here who died Monday.

Rev. B. R. Young, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be in Woods Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Christina Brown of Corsicana, Mrs. acie Conley of Powell, and Mrs. Rita Woods of Powell and a brother, Toney Woods of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Wash Green, P. J. Walker, Freddie Brown, Jim Richardson, Tillman Brown, Willie Holmes, Julius Conley, O. D. Harper, and Odell Walker.


O. C. Turner
Mar 25, 1918 - Feb 24, 1974

Mrs. Turner

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. O. C. Turner, 55, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. W. T. Broados, pastor will officiate, and burial will be at Samarian Cemetery in Kerens.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include a son, J. B. Brown, Sr. of Povina, Tex.; 11 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Powell of Tulia, Tex., Mrs. Ruby Fay Brooks of Kerens, and Mrs. Velma Adams; three brothers, Miller Turner and Will Turner Jr., both of Dallas, and James Adams of Houston; her father, Will Turner Sr. of Kerens; and other relatives.


Alberta Deloris Baston
Apr 22, 1972 - Dec 12, 1974

Miss Baston

Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel for Alberta Deloris Baston, 2, who died Thursday at Corsicana's Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

Rev. Paul Curry will officiate with burial following at Samarian Cemetery near Kerens.

Surviving are her parent, Mr. and Mrs. Abraham Baston of Rice; three brothers, Archie, Odell and Tommy Baston of Rice; four sisters, Mrs. Linda James of Barry, Barbara, Ruby Jean and Loretta Baston, all of Rice; her grandparents, Mrs. Alvida Owens of Corsicana and Mrs. Thelma Rubell of Corsicana.


Audrey Latrina Kelly
Nov 21, 1973 - Oct 3, 1974

Audrey L. Kelly

Services for Audrey Latrina Kelly, 10 month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Montry Kelly, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. She died Thursday at Dallas Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Rev. R. L. Jones will officiate and burial will be at Rice Cemetery in Rice.

Survivors include her parents of Dallas; a sister, Dessari Kelly of Dallas; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Albert and Mrs. Ella Mae Kelly, all of Corsicana; and other relatives.


John H. Burleson, Rev.
Aug 20, 1916 - Aug 16, 1974

Rev. Burleson

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. John H. Burleson, 9243 Laura Koppe, Houston, who died Friday night in Mineral Wells following a car wreck.

Rev. Orval Barger will preside and burial will be at the Pursley Cemetery.

Burleson had recently retired as pastor of the Lake Forest Baptist Church in Houston after serving two years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bessie Mae Burleson of Houston; three sons, Johnny Burleson of Grandbury, Jerry Burleson of Abilene, and Jackie Burleson of U. S. Navy; six grandchildren; two brothers, Alonzo Burleson of Rye, Colo. And Albert Burleson of Amarillo; four sisters, Mrs. Monnie Matthews of Crowley, Colo., Mrs. Jewel McCurrin of Olney, Mrs. Ollie McCurrin of Cedar Creek, and Mrs. Ida Taylor of Port Lavaca.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Aug 18, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie Mae (Tanner) Burleson-Sawyer married Jul. 11, 1936; s/o Rufus Patrick Burleson & Wincie Rebecca Elizabeth (Duncan) Burleson


Rev. Burleson

Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Rev. John H. Burleson of Houston, who died Friday night in Mineral Wells following a car wreck.

Rev. Orvel Barger will officiate, and burial will be at Pursley Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, three sons, six grandchildren, two brothers, and four sisters.

Pallbearers include Jimmy Nunn, Pat McCurrin, Pete McCurrin, Charles McCurrin, Jerry Burleson and Lowell Dyer.


James Love Cox
May 10, 1902 - Nov 20, 1974
James L. Cox

FORT WORTH�Funeral services for James L. Cox, retired school superintendent in Barry were held Nov. 20 at Polytechnic Baptist Church. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery. Rev. Henry Adrion III, pastor and Rev. Ed Sluder, Mansfield Methodist Church officiated. Cox, 72, was born in Ben Wheeler and had lived in Fort Worth eight years. He taught school at Blooming Grove, Dawson, Cross Roads, and Morton.

He received his B. S. degree from North Texas State University, was a Mason and member of the Polytechnic Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ira Dee Cox of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Loy Hoyle of Arlington and Mrs. H. C. Whatley of Alexandria, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. C. C. Terry of Lamesa, Mrs. Flora Slaughter of Edgewood and Mrs. Ruth Galloway of Mansfield and four grandchildren.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 4, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ira Dee (Gordon) Cox; s/o William Bartley Cox & Mary Anna (Hallman) Cox
  • Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Ft. Worth, Tx.

Lucy Josephine Hackney
abt 1941 - Aug 16, 2022

Celebration of Life Services Honoring
Lucy Josephine Hackney
Graveside Service
Saturday, August 27, 2022
2:00 PM
Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, TX




Lucy Josephine Hackney Obituary
Sadly, Lucy Josephine Hackney (Ennis, Texas) passed away. Family and friends are welcome to send flowers or leave their condolences on this memorial page and share them with the family.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, August 27th 2022 at 2:00 PM at the
Dresden Cemetery.


Lucy Hackney, 81, passed away on Aug. 16, 2022.
Arrangements are pending under the direction of Eternal Rest Funeral Home, 215 N. Dallas St., Ennis, TX 75119.


  • The Ennis News - Sunday Aug 21, 2022

Ophelia (Clayton) Green
Jul 10, 1896 - Jun 9, 1974

Mrs. Green

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Hall Baptist Church in Winkler for Mrs. Ophelia Green, 97, resident of Winkler who died at Memorial Hospital Sunday. She had lived at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home three years.

Rev. L. L. Sheffield of Corsicana will officiate and burial will be at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church near Winkler.

Survivors include two sons, Dubie Green and J. B. Green both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Leola Haynes of Streetman and Mrs. Lorene Jackson of Waco; a brother, Fred Green of Streetman, 12 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and a number of great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Aaron Haynes Jr., Maurice Haynes, Douglas Green, Curtis Green, Arnestia Green and William Green.


Walter Lee Ward
Aug. 26, 1954 - Jul. 28, 1974

W. L. Ward

Funeral services are pending at Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana for Walter Lee Ward, 19, resident of Dallas, who accidently drowned 100 yards west of Dal Rock Marina, Lake Ray Hubbard, in Dallas County Sunday.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louise Ward of Dallas; a daughter, Lashun of Dallas; his mother, Ora Lee Ward of Dimmitt, Tex.; four brothers, Willie Ward and Cecil Ward of Dallas, Kirk Ward and Kenneth Ward of Dimmitt; five sisters, Mrs. Glenda Dozier of Dallas, Mrs. Dorothy Walker, Joyce Walker, Sandra Walker, and Wanda Walker, all of Dimmitt; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Chance and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Ward Sr. all of Kerens and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jul. 31, 1974
Submitted by Diane Richards

W. L. Ward

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Pleasant Hall Baptist Church in Winkler for Walter Lee Ward, 19, who drowned accidently in Dallas's Lake Ray Hubbard Sunday.

Rev. E. H. Davis will officiate, and burial will be at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, his mother, a daughter, four brothers, five sisters, grandparents and other relatives.


Jimmy Stewart
Jul 28, 1945 - Sep 1, 2022

Obituary for Jimmy Stewart
Jimmy Stewart, born July 28, 1945, passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones on September 1, 2022. He is preceded in death by his parents Royce and Mae Stewart, brother Ronnie Stewart, in-laws J.R and Dorothy Jones, and brother and sister-in-law Roy and Jean Murphy. He is survived by his loving wife Judy of 57 years, his son and wife Alan and Emilie Stewart of Chatfield, daughter and husband Sandy and Mike Davis of Eureka, granddaughters Katelyn Stewart, Kristyn Stewart, Whitney Smith and husband Danny Smith, Kamryn Stewart, Tori Davis, Linzie Davis, and great grandson Walker Smith. Brother and sister in-laws: James and Joann Howard, Pat Ellis, Cecil Ellis, and James Jones as well as numerous nieces and nephews who were all a major part of his life. The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers: Diana Curtice and Sarah Bazan of Fresenius Healthcare and Dr. Robert Silverman of Ennis Doctor Center.
Jimmy graduated from Blooming Grove High school in 1964 where he played baseball for the Lions. He spent 44 years of loyal service working for Ennis Business Forms as a pressman. Jimmy was an avid deer and dove hunter and enjoyed spending time with his family at the deer lease. He cherished every moment he spent with his children and grandchildren during their traditional Sunday Lunches. He was passionate about his sports teams, especially the Dallas Cowboys and OU Women's Softball. Jimmy was loved and respected by all that knew him and will be greatly missed.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Texas Parks and Wildlife Hunting Opportunities to "support efforts to increase and enhance hunting access to public and private lands and to manage game populations in order to create more affordable and high-quality public hunting opportunities."

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Cemetery Details
Dresden Cemetery
13500 Farm to Market 744
Barry, TX 75102


Bobby Dean Perry
Aug 20, 1942 - Aug 8, 2022
Bobby Dean Perry of Mabank, Texas
Bobby Dean Perry, 79, a resident of Mabank, Texas since 2007, died Monday, August 8, 2022 at U T Health Systems East Texas Hospital in Athens. Born August 20, 1942 in Manitou, Oklahoma, he was the son of the late Aurbra Lee Perry and Dorothy Dean Williams Perry. He married Alice Howard Perry August 3, 1975 in Durant, Oklahoma. She preceded in death on September 21, 2021. He was a former upholsterer and retired truck driver.

Memorial services will be Noon, Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the chapel of Colonial Funeral Home of Irving, 606 West Airport Freeway, 75062. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery near Barry, Texas.


Bertha Rose (Ellis) Carroll
Feb 21, 1927 - Sep 10, 2022
Bertha Rose Carroll, age 95, passed away Saturday, September 10, 2022 in San Antonio, TX. Bertha was born on a farm near Blooming Grove, TX on February 21, 1927 to William Burleson Ellis and Mahalia Josie Williams Ellis. Bertha Rose Carroll lived a full wonderful life that revolved around being a military wife, service to her church and most importantly her family.
Bertha attended the Carroll one room school house until transferring to Blooming Grove High School. Bertha was the fourth of eleven children of a sharecropping farmer/rancher. She was not a fan of farm work but being the fourth of eleven children, she did do her share of chopping/picking cotton.
Bertha was married to the love of her life, Billie (Bud), for 60 years. Bertha and Bud were married on April 25, 1944 after he got out of the Army Air Corp. The young couple tried farming for a few years until they decided to enlist in the Army in 1948. The adventure began with assignments to Ft Sill, OK, unaccompanied assignment to Germany for three years, Ft Sam Houston, TX, Pusan, Korea, Ft Hood, TX, Korea, Ft Bliss, TX, Hanau, Germany and Homestead AFB, TX and retiring in 1968. After more than 20 years in the Army, Bud and Bertha moved to Palestine, TX where Bud worked for the TX Dept of Corrections for twenty years.
Bertha was a member of Westwood Baptist Church, where she served on several committees. She enjoyed volunteering in the kitchen to provided meals for church activities.
Bertha was preceded in death by her beloved husband Bud; parents, William and Josie Ellis and 7 of her siblings. She is survived by her sons Lt Col Ben and Dianna Carroll of Spring Branch, TX and Mike and Kristin Carroll of Austin, TX and 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother, sister, and friend. She had a happy and full live. She will be greatly missed by her family and her many dear friends. We will forever cherish her caring personality. Grandchildren: Ben Jr and Blythe Carroll of San Antonio, Pastor John IV and Karen Jones of Chattanooga, TN, MSGT Kevin and Rebecca Jones of Castle Rock, CO and Angela and Todd Garrett of Helotes, TX, Mike Jr and Sarah Carroll of Austin, TX and Dr. Steven and Morgan Gordon of Spring, TX
A grave side services will be held on Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Dresden Cemetery. On FM Road 744 west of where it crosses FM Road 55, 5.3 mi. south of Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX.


Sallie Mae Compton, Miss
Nov 4, 1914 - Jan 18, 1974

Miss Compton

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Streetman Baptist Church for Miss Sallie Mae Compton, 59, who died Friday morning at Paulyne Convalescent Home.

Rev. Tom Robuck will officiate, and burial will be at St. Elmo Cemetery at Winkler, Tex.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She was born in Freestone County.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Martin S. Reese of Dallas and Mrs. Louise Baker of Streetman; three brothers, Marion Compton of Dallas, Charlie Compton of Fort Worth, and Shade Ellis Compton of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.



Miss Compton

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Streetman Baptist Church for Miss Sallie Mae Compton, 59, who died Friday. Burial will be at St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler.

Survivors include two sisters, three brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Loyd Robinson, J. P. Robinson Jr., J. W. Baker, J. E. Compton and Lish Roberts.


James William �Capp� Phipps
Jan 28, 1892 - Aug 19, 1974

J. W. Phipps

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for James W. (Capp) Phipps, 82, resident of Winkler who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. H. L. McKissack and Rev. Dan Layne will officiate, with burial to be at St. Elmo Cemetery near Streetman.

He was a native of Winkler, retired farmer, and a member of the Winkler Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Winkler, a son, Nelson R. Phipps, Sr. of Arlington; a daughter, Miss Dorothy Phipps of Dallas, five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Wayne Pillans, Jim Pillans, John T. Chancellor, Hallie Rash, Buster Burleson, and Edward Layne.


Sallie Jane Jeffries, Miss
Dec 1, 1886 - Sep 5, 1974

Miss Jeffries

Funeral services will be held at 2:;20 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Sallie Jeffries, 87, resident of Winkler, who died Thursday in Twilight Nursing Home.

Rev. W. F. Smith and Rev. A. C. Corley will officiate, with burial to be at St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler.

She was a native of Freestone County and a retired registered nurse.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Edith Harris of Winkler and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Charles Knight, Jerry Knight, Gene Knight, Edwin Knight, Richard Knight and Phil Pillans.


June (Edgar) Foster
Jun 3, 1908 - Feb 21, 1974

Mrs. Foster

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. E. A. Foster, Jr., 65, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. H. Edgar. She died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Richland Cemetery.

She was a native of Richland and former employe of Corsicana National Bank.

Survivors include her husband, E. A. Foster, Jr. of Corsicana; a brother, James H. Edgar of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Sam Frost of Corsicana and Bob Arnold of Texarkana.

Pallbearers include Willard Sumrall, Doug Beauchamp, Earl McDaniel Sr., Zane Stites, Beauford Moore and Bob White.


Darrell Wayne Farmer
Dec 29, 1957 - May 30, 1974

W. Farmer

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at Buffalo for Wayne Farmer, 16, resident of Buffalo who was killed in a car accident in Buffalo.

Burial will be at .

He is the grandson of Mrs. T. O. Farmer and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Andrews of Corsicana.

Other survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Farmer of Buffalo; two sisters, two brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews.



Darrell Wayne Farmer
Dec 29, 1957 - May 30, 1974

Wayne Farmer

BUFFALO - Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. here Friday at Methodist Church for Wayne Farmer, 16-year-old Buffalo student who was fatally injured Thursday in a two-car accident. Burial was in Richland Cemetery.

He was the grandson of Mrs. T. O. Farmer and Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Andrews, all of Corsicana, and the great-grandson of Mrs. R. J. Carter, Corsicana.

Surviving in addition to his grandparents are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Farmer of Buffalo; two sisters, Sandra Jean and Vickie Arlene; two brothers, Robert Douglas and Keven Ray Farmer, all of Buffalo; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.


Mabel Earlene (Graves) McCormick-Hall
Aug 20, 1927 - Aug 26, 1974

Mrs. Hall

Graveside services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Prairie Point Cemetery for Mrs. Mabel Hall, 47, resident of Houston, who died Monday in Houston.

Rev. J. T. Davis was to officiate.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include a brother, Hardy Graves of Houston; an uncle L. C. Graves of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Monie O'Quin of Longview. She was a former resident of Corsicana.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug, 27, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband H. W. McCormick 2nd husband unknown Hall; d/o Hardy Horalius Graves & Julia E. (Parker) Ward-Graves

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