Ruby Joy (Trull) Fox
Dec 27, 1922 - Aug 4, 1973
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
Glen Delbert Easley
Dec 27, 1929 - Aug 13, 1973
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
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.
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.
Feb 2, 1900 - Sep 12, 1973
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
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
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
Nephews will be pallbearers.
The Corsicana Daily Sun -
Mon., Oct 1, 1973
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
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
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
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
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
Survivors include her husband, Dick Brown of Corsicana.
Pallbearers include John R. Corley, David Ralston, William
Honea, Francis Puckett, Joe Sims and Jim Stephenson.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Thurs., Apr 5,
1st husband John
Robert Bryan 2nd
married Jan. 6,
1969; d/o George
Emmitt Erwin and
Virginia Elizabeth Brown, Miss
Sep 11, 1883 - Nov 21, 1973
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
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
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
Cemetery. Rev. Frank Williams
Pallbearers included Robert L. Hoyland, Howard Tidwell, Gary
Tidwell, Fred Grantham, Grantham Grantham, and Sam Biery.
Kevin Dewayne Thomas
died Aug 21, 1973
Graveside services are set for 5 p.m. Wednesday at
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
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
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
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
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.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jan. 9, 1973
- Submitted by
- 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
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
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.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Oct 7, 1973
- Submitted by
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chester Davis Harris
May 1, 1908 - Feb 6, 1973
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
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
- 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
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)
Walter Herman Preston
Aug 30, 1929 - Mar 5, 2022
- Preston, Walter Herman, 92, of Trinidad, Texas died
Saturday, March, 5, 2022 in Gun Barrel City, Texas of
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
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
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 (cclumc.com)
- 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
in Frost, TX.
Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle funeral
Leigh Ann (Kile) Burgess
Feb 21, 1958 - May 12, 2005
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
Jewell Estella (Bruner)
Jan 27, 1911 - Apr 10, 2022
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,
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
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
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
Harold Weldon Higginbotham
Aug 21, 1938 - Apr 5, 2022
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
in Corsicana, Texas.
Pallbearers: Mark Ayers, Buddy Borden, Joshua Borden, Luke
Cooper, Don Moore, Matt Sterling Honorary; James
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
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
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
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
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
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
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Mar. 9, 2022
Allie Jane (Meador) Dowdle; s/o Robert
Harold Dowdle & Janis Marie (Adams)
Dowdle-McCaleb Bryan Keith Dowdle
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
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
Joan (Burdine) Ellington
May 28, 1929 - Dec 31, 2021
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
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
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
Corley Funeral Home
Thomas Wayne Ogren
Oct 2, 1947 - Mar 13, 2022
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
Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. April 2, 2022, at
Emhouse United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Barnett
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Wounded Warriors https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/
or a charity of your choice.
Steven Bradford Nesmith
Feb 15, 1955 - Apr 3, 2022
B. Nesmith, 67, went to the big watermelon patch in the sky
on April 3, 2022, at home in Dawson, Texas with his loved
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
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
Kay Strange went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 13,
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
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
Jun 11, 1937 - Jan 15, 2022
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
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
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,
Jul 22, 1965 - Mar 2, 2022
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,
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
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
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
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
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.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Feb 8, 2022
- Submitted by
- w/o Edward Earl McNutt;
d/o Robert Harvey Parrish & Olis Cleo (Matthews) Parrish
Lou Carlyn (Johnson)
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
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.
CALLAWAY-ALLEE FUNERAL HOME
Robert Ryan Rogers
Apr 17, 1973 - May 2, 2021
Jimmie Alford "Jim"
Oct 17, 1938 - Mar 24, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
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
"Peggy" (Hammer) Campbell
Feb 1, 1931 - Feb 12, 2022
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
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
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
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
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
- Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb. 14, 2022
- Submitted by
- w/o Dr. David
Campbell; d/o Lloyd Allen Hammer & Alma Elizabeth (Statz)
Leslie Allen "Les"
or "Pat" Patterson
Sep 26, 1934 - Mar 28, 2022
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
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
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
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.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar 31, 2022
- Submitted by
- h/o Amy Jo
(Goldsmith) Patterson; s/o Frank Hayden Paterson &
Mattie Pearl (Calloway) Ward-Patterson
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.
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
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
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
Mary Evalin "Eva" (Fryar)
Aug 1872 - Dec 1942
Funeral Rites Sunday For Mrs. D.
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
- The Wanette News (Wanette,
Oklahoma) Dec 10, 1942
- w/o Dwayne Sylvanus
McAfee; d/o John McPherin Fryar & Susan Virginia (Eager)
- 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
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
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
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
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
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
MRS. LAURA McAFEE
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
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
She was preceded in death by her parents, 9 brothers and sisters
including Jay Isaacs of Carlsbad, and Sterling Isaacs of
Jerry Samuel Peebles
Jan 10, 1940 - Feb 6, 2022
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
Please make any donations to the Arthritis Foundation.
James David DeMoss
Jul 8, 1949 - Feb 6, 2022
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
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
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
Private funeral arrangements were by Paschal Funeral
George Raymond "Ray"
Feb 22, 1938 - Feb 19, 2022
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
"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
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
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
Scott Brooks passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 in
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
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
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
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
Oct 22, 1930 - Feb 26, 2022
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
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.
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
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
Eureka, Tx. Emanuel Funeral Home of Corsicana will handle
Gail (Russell) Pack
Sep 7, 1947 - Jul 11, 2019
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)
- The Dallas Morning News
Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
- Submitted by
John Michael Grizzaffi
Sep 17, 1943 - Dec 18, 2021
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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Nov 13, 1920 - Feb 1, 2022
Ruth Lucas passed to her Heavenly home February 1,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Jean (Moore) Callaway
Mar 29, 1934 - Feb 6, 2022
Beldin Giles, 94, passed away on February 6, 2022,
in Tyler, Texas.
Leona was born on August 25, 1927, in Wortham, Texas
to John Travis Beldin and Zille Chapman Beldin.
Leona met her husband Richard at the Cotton Mill in
Corsicana. He asked her to marry him before they
ever went on a date. She told him no to marrying
him, but she would go on a date. They were married
September 27, 1946 when they were 17 and 19. Leona
and Richard were blessed with 59 years of marriage
before Richard passed away in 2005.
Betty J. Callaway went to be with our Lord and
Savior on Sunday, February 6th, 2022, at the age of
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
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
Malinda (Woods) Massey
Nov 3, 1899 - Sep 16, 1974
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
Aug 20, 1916 - Aug 16, 1974
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
Burleson had recently retired as pastor of the Lake
Forest Baptist Church in Houston after serving two
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.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sun., Aug 18, 1974
- Submitted by
- h/o Bessie
Mae (Tanner) Burleson-Sawyer married Jul. 11,
1936; s/o Rufus Patrick Burleson & Wincie
Rebecca Elizabeth (Duncan) 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
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
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.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 4, 1974
- Submitted by
h/o Ira Dee (Gordon) Cox; s/o William Bartley Cox & Mary
Anna (Hallman) Cox
Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Ft. Worth, Tx.
abt 1941 - Aug 16, 2022
Celebration of Life Services Honoring
Lucy Josephine Hackney
Saturday, August 27, 2022
Lucy Josephine Hackney
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
A graveside service was held on Saturday, August 27th 2022
at 2:00 PM at the
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
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
Hall Cemetery in Winkler.
Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
She was a member of Cedar Grove Baptist Church near
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
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
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
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
Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler.
Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in
Survivors include his widow, his mother, a daughter,
four brothers, five sisters, grandparents and other
Jul 28, 1945 - Sep 1, 2022
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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Bobby Dean Perry
Aug 20, 1942 - Aug 8, 2022
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
Dresden Cemetery near Barry, Texas.
Bertha Rose (Ellis) Carroll
Feb 21, 1927 - Sep 10, 2022
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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.
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
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
Pallbearers include Wayne Pillans, Jim Pillans, John T.
Chancellor, Hallie Rash, Buster Burleson, and Edward
Dec 1, 1886 - Sep 5, 1974
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
Cemetery in Winkler.
She was a native of Freestone County and a retired
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
Jun 3, 1908 - Feb 21, 1974
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
Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will
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.
Dec 29, 1957 - May 30, 1974
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
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
Mabel Earlene (Graves) McCormick-Hall
Aug 20, 1927 - Aug 26, 1974
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
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.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Aug, 27, 1974
- Submitted by
1st husband H. W. McCormick 2nd husband
unknown Hall; d/o Hardy Horalius Graves & Julia E. (Parker)