Apr 2, 1899 - Sep 1, 1974
Mrs. Leatha McCain
Services were scheduled today at 2:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Leatha McCain, 75, of Corsicana, who died Sunday
at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Bill Grimes and Rev. Gerry Neal were to officiate. Burial was scheduled in
Survivors include her husband, Lee McCain of Corsicana; five sons, Pete McCain, Lawton McCain, and Earl McCain, all of
Corsicana, Wayne McCain of Eureka, and Roy McCain of Angus; seven grandchildren; a stepmother, Mrs. Eunice Nichols of
Corsicana; two brothers, Ed and Arthur Nichols of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Leola Jones of Mildred; five half-brothers,
Lawrence and Henry Nichols of Corsicana; Thurman Nichols of Mesquite, Paul Nichols of Duncanville, and Leo Nichols of Kileen,
and four half-sisters, Mrs. Cleo Boone of Corsicana, Mrs. Clara Gilmore of Garland, Mrs. Dorothy Travis and Mrs. Cora Burge,
both of Dallas.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Leroy "Lee" McCain
Jun 27, 1895 - Apr 27, 1975
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lee McCain, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died
Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Bill Grimes and Rev. Gerry Neal will officiate, with burial
to follow at Hamilton-Beaman Cemetery.
He was a native of Anderson County and resident of Corsicana for
55 years. He was a retired farmer,
veteran of World War I, and a
member of the Providence Baptist Church.
Survivors include five sons, Pete McCain, Lawton McCain, and Earl McCain all of Corsicana, Wayne McCain of Eureka and Roy
McCain of Angus; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and five step-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Randy Lee McCain
Jan 4, 1955 - Mar 7, 2019
Randy Lee McCain, 64, passed away at his home in Mildred, Texas on March 7, 2019. Randy was born in Corsicana, Texas to Betty
Joyce and Roy Lee McCain on January 4, 1955.
Randy moved from Corsicana to Angus, Texas at the age of 6 where he lived most of his life. He graduated from Corsicana High
School in 1973, receiving a Collins Scholarship. He attended Navarro Junior College from 1973-1975, and transferred to Sam
Houston State University. He graduated from Sam Houston State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal
Science. After graduation from Sam Houston, Randy worked for the Soil Conservation Service, Gilberth and Associates Civil
Engineering, and the United States Post Office as a Postal Carrier.
In 1981 Randy took ownership in what we all knew as Randys, but more formally known as Randys Mobile, then Randys One Stop after
expansion. After 25 years of spirit service to Navarro County, Randy closed the doors to Randys One Stop and went on to be a
special education teacher for ten years in Corsicana ISD. Randy retired from Corsicana ISD in 2017.
Early in life, Randy was active in the in the Junior Chamber of Commerce helping bring events to Corsicana. He also served on
the Angus City Council as a Mayor Pro-tem and Council member for many years.
Over the years, Randy enjoyed working with kids, helping coach baseball, basketball, football, and softball. He loved to
entertain people by singing and playing his guitar; he enjoyed
watching the Dallas Cowboys, and going to see Marvel and DC
Comic movies in theatres. Most of all he enjoyed spending time
with his kids and grandsons.
Randy is preceded in death by his father, Roy Lee McCain, and
his wife Bettie York McCain.
Randy is survived by his mother, Betty Joyce McCain of
Corsicana, Texas; brother Roy Lynn McCain of Corsicana, Texas,
daughter and son-in-law, Kasie and Adam Stagman of Bastrop,
Texas; son Lee McCain of Corsicana, Texas; step-daughter and
husband, Crystal and Justin Underwood of Richland, Texas,
step-son and wife Shane and Jodi Dickerson, of Mildred, Texas;
grandsons Lane and Easten Stagman of Bastrop, Texas; cousins Ana
Dale Shelby, Buddy Marshall, Mickey Don McCain, Sheila Brady,
Cheryl Allen, and Christy Krautch.
Visitation with the family will be held at Corley Funeral Home
on Monday, March 11 from 5:00 to 7:00pm. Funeral Services will
be held at Corley Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 12 at 1:00pm
with Brother Randall Evett officiating. Burial to follow at
Hamilton-Beaman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas. Serving as
pallbearers will be Paul Atsby, Dennis Hannah, Steve Haynie,
Bart Latta, Jason Lewis, Kevin Lewis, Buddy Marshall and Colby
Stover. Honorary Pallbearers will be Horace Brewer, Mickey Don
McCain and Eben Dale Stover.
Daniel Welton "Dub" Gillian
Jan 6, 1921 - Aug 11, 1974
D. W. Gillian
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Home
Chapel for D. W. Gillan, 53, who died Sunday at Twilight Home.
Rev. Gary Colburn and Rev. David Hale will officiate, with
burial to be at
He was a member of Roane Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a son, David Gillian
of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. James McDonald of Corsicana
and Miss Tresha Gillian of Corsicana; two granddaughters, a
sister, Mrs. Fay Stanley of Houston; an uncle and an aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Phelps of Kosse, Tex. and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers include Elbert Sustire, Lester Tarrer, James
Hatchings, Harry Stanley, Travis Parrish and H. G. Henson.
Joseph Hazen Wilkinson
Apr 6, 1901 - Jul 15, 1974
J. H. Wilkinson
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral
Home Chapel for J. H. Wilkinson, 73, resident of Corsicana, who
died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be at
He was born in Michigan and had lived in Corsicana for the past
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Larry Dillon of
Corsicana, Miss Patricia Wilkinson of Houston, and Mrs. Vivian
Wilson; two sons, Wilbur Wilkinson of Cincinatti, Ohio and Roger
Wilkinson of Mt. Vernon, Ohio; 14 grandchildren, one
great-grandchild, and two sisters, three brothers, and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tues., Jul 16, 1974
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Emma G.
(Brooks) Wilkinson married Dec 24, 1921 2nd wife Helen
Virginia (Krome) Wilkinson married Oct 21, 1925 3rd wife
Dona Lucille (Hunter) Wilkinson married
Jul. 21, 1938 4th
wife Hazel Nancy (Butler) Wilkinson-Silvers; s/o Clifford
Wilkinson & Thelma (Reniger) Wilkinson
J. H. Wilkinson
Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for J. H. Wilkinson, 73, resident of
Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Charles Pringle was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Survivors include three daughters, two sons, 14 grandchildren, a
great-grandchild, two sisters, three brothers, and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Roy Gordon, Jerry Martin, David Reynolds,
Jimmy Yarber, Curley Robinson, J. C. Howell, and Fountain
James Arthur "Jim" Wilkinson
Oct 15, 1924 - Jan 11, 2016
(Jim) A. Wilkinson was born on October 15, 1924, in
Blooming Grove, Texas. He passed away peacefully at the
age of 91, on January 11, 2016, in Clute, Texas. James
was the only son of Dr. James Wilkinson and Mable Ellett
He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1942, and
entered the Navy V-12 program at The University of Texas
in Austin, Texas.
He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical
Engineering there before going to Notre Dame to receive
his Ensigns Commission. After a tour of part of Europe,
he returned to UT to complete his work on his Masters of
He was hired by Dow Chemical Company in 1949, and
entered a one year training course in Midland, Michigan.
He returned to the Texas Division in Research until
called back to the Navy for the Korean War. When he
returned to Dow he found his spot in halogenated
hydrocarbons and spent most of his remaining 43 years
with Dow at the Oyster Creek Division.
After his retirement, he was rehired to finish a project
he had been working on. During those years he continued
in the Navy Reserve and retired there as a Lieutenant
He was preceded in death by a half-sister, Sue Magee;
brother-in-law, Douglas Magee; his parents; and many
friends and relatives.
He is survived by his sister-caregiver, Beth Wilkinson;
and cousins, Elmin Howell, and Pamela Douglas.
According to his wishes, there will be no funeral. He
will be buried beside his mother in
near Corsicana. Remembrances might go to the
Engineering Department at UT or the charity of your
He is now at peace with his Lord and Savior.
Final arrangements by the Turner Family at Lakewood
Funeral Chapel, 979-297-6464.
Lottie May (Martin) Sullivan
May 10, 1900 - Jan 5, 1974
Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lottie Sullivan, 73, of Fort Wayne,
Indiana, who died Saturday at Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Norma Jean Perkins will officiate, and burial will be in
Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana.
She was a member of Woodland Methodist Church in Houston and a
member of the Machees.
Survivors include her husband of Fort Wayne; her daughter, Norma
Jean Perkins of Edgewater, Fla.; a son, Jerry Don Sullivan of
Grand Rapids, Michigan; five grandchildren; and two sisters,
Mrs. Home Genpsch of Gladewater and Mrs. Floyd Knotts Sr., of
Tammy Lynn Sullivan
Jun 25, 1976 - Jun 26, 1976
Graveside services will be held at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
Monday at 3 p.m. for Tammy Lynn Sullivan who died Saturday in
The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate.
She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Sullivan,
Corsicana, grandmother, Mrs. Floy Sullivan, Kossie;
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hardin, Corsicana;
great-grandmother, Mrs. Willie Nicholson, Kossie;
great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James N. Sullivan, Elgin; and
great-great-grandmother, Mrs. A. L. Collins, Corsicana.
Lorene (Swink) Walker
Sep 11, 1916 - Sep 14, 1974
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lorene Walker, 58, of 204 W.
College, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. David Hale and Rev. Danny Biddy were to officiate with
burial to follow at the
She was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Russell Walker, of Corsicana; a
daughter, Mrs. Richard Rash of Mildred; two sons, Eddie Walker
of Houston and Eugene Walker of Bowie; seven grandchildren;
three sisters, Mrs. Juanitha Griffith of Navarro Mills, Mrs.
Edna Ewing of Waco, and Mrs. Emma Goode of Deer Park; three
brothers, Hollis Swink, Bill Swink, and Edward Swink, all of
California; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers included B. J. Pillians, Don Taylor, W. M. Honea,
Hallie Rash, Hoyte Moore, and Harvey Parish.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Mon., Sep 16, 1974
- Submitted by
- w/o Russell Henry
Walker; d/o Eddie Thomas �Ed� Swink & Addie Zelma (Peay)
Swink buried in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, TX
Robert Banton Richardson
Aug 11, 1896 - Jun 30, 1974
R. B. Richardson
Funeral services will be held at 10 a. m. Tuesday at the Griffin
Roughton Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Banton Richardson, 77,
retired Corsicana farmer who died Sunday in a Terrell hospital.
Claude Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, will officiate,
assisted by Howard, White, also Church of Christ minister.
Burial will be in
A longtime resident of Corsicana, he was a member of the College
Hill Church of Christ.
Surviving are his widow of the family home, 2909 Overlook
Circle; one son, T. T. Richardson, Mabank; two daughters, Mrs.
J. D. Brittain, Corsicana, and Mrs. G. A. McKey, Carrollton;
seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers,
Eli Richardson, Wortham, and Lee Richardson, Houston; and two
sisters, Mrs. J. T. Hays, Hemphill, and Mrs. Dora Pace,
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Brittain, Jerry McKey, R. L. Nix, Paul
Dresser, Paul Miller, Dan Dominy, James Nelson, T. G.
Richardson, Curtis Crow, Larry McKey and Dan Rogers.
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Mon., Jul 1, 1974
- submitted by
- h/o Nettie Ruth (Smith)
Richardson; s/o Robert E. Lee Richardson & Sarah Eglintine
(Cox) Richardson, both buried at Richland Cemetery,
Richland, Navarro Co., TX
Elzadie (Lane) Wallace
May 3, 1887 - May 5, 1974
Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Elzadie Wallace, 87, resident of
Corsicana, who died Sunday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.
Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate and burial will be at
Survivors include two sons, Jessie Austell of Corsicana, Alvin
J. Wallace of Payne Springs, Tex.; a daughter, Frances Lewis of
Houston; five sisters, Mrs. Eda Dunn of Wortham, Hettie Tanner
and Hauty Berger both of Corsicana, Mrs. Johnnie McLeemor of
Abilene, and Mrs. Almer Compton of Silver City; a brother,
Jessie L. Lane of Gulf Port, Miss., and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers include Elmer Tanner, Jr., Cecil Wallace, Bobby
Compton, Thomas Allen Compton, Robert Lane, and Frank Dunn.
Howard Lonnie Martin
Jan 14, 1919 - May 15, 1974
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Howard Martin, 55, resident of Corsicana, who
died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at
Hamilton Cemetery. He was a native of Groesbeck, had lived in
Corsicana all his life, and was an employe of the Corsicana
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Martin of Corsicana; a
son Garry Howard Martin of Corsicana; adaughter, Mrs. Dorothy
Laverne Howell of Cedar Hill, three grandchildren, his mother,
Mrs. Belle Martin of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pauline Adams
and Mrs. Hallie Burke both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers include Jimmie Brown, Lonnie Brown, Randy Brown,
Ronnie Wylie, Johnny Braxmire, and Ed Edwards.
Sep 18, 1909 - Oct 8, 1974
Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Jewell
McCarter, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in
Houston. Burial will be at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, he was a
native of Navarro County, resident of Corsicana all his life and
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Era McCarter of Corsicana,
five daughters, Shirley McCarter and Mrs. Nancy Farmer both of
Corsicana, Mrs. Eleanor Vaughn and Mrs. Edna Mezzles both of
Athens, and Mrs. Billie Adams of Tyler; a number of
grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Farmer of Navarro, and
four brothers, G. D. McCarter and W. R. McCarter both of
Corsicana, J. O. McCarter of Purdon and Harvel McCarter of
Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tues., Oct 8, 1974
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Vesta Corina (Mitcham)
McCarter married Dec. 27, 1933 2nd wife Era Mae (Longbotham)
McCarter-Webb buried in Poynor Cemetery, Poynor, Texas s/o
Claude Vernon McCarter & Josephine (Turner) McCarter
Vernon Calvin McCarter
Jul 14, 1959 - Dec 8, 2020
Vernon Calvin McCarter, 71, of Corsicana, passed away on
Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Epic Nursing and Rehab. Burial
will be at
Vernon was born on July 14, 1949, in Corsicana, Texas, to the
late William "Willie" Robert McCarter and Frances Naomi Burns
McCarter. Vernon worked for the Corsicana Fire Department from
1972 to 1993.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Robert McCarter.
Survivors include his nephew, Michael McCarter; nieces: Mary
Cook and her husband, Bobby, Robbie Lambert and her husband,
Jerry, and Marcy McCarter; extended family members; and many
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin -
Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Funeral Service 11:00am
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with
Bro. Lonnie Keele officiating.
- Griffin Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
- s/o Willie Robert
McCarter & Frances Naomi (Burns) McCarter
Rollin Lummer Harris
May 4, 1920 - Dec 26, 1974
Rollin L. Harris
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. today at the
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery for Rollin L. Harris, 54, resident of Corsicana, who
died Thursday at his residence. Claude Parrish, Westside Church
of Christ minister, J. C. Mahoney and O. L. Slaughter
He was the owner of the Harris Lumber and Hardware Company,
native of Payne Springs, Tex., and resident of Corsicana 27
He was also a veteran of World War II and member of Westside
Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Gerry Harris
of Dallas and Mark Harris of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Raymond
Wray of Seagoville; a grandson; a sister, Mrs. Tom Davis of
Seagoville; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Bob Kent, Bill Kent, Don Smith, Willie Winters,
F. C. Stewart, Don Wylie, Aubrey Woods, and J. L. McCollum.
Violet Grace (Caskey) East
Jun 13, 1909 - Jun 4, 1976
Funeral services will be Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Violet East, 66, who died Friday in
The Rev. Maurice McLeroy will officiate with burial following in
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. T. T. Bryson and Mrs. Lloyd
Grimes, both of Corsicana and three nephews and four nieces.
Pallbearers will be Dewey Grimes, Dwane Bryson, Maurice Bryson,
Tommy Glasgow, Johnny Harper and E. H. Richards.
Thomas Edward Hutchins
Feb 28, 1927 - Feb 11, 1974
services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas Edward Hutchins, 46,
who died in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in
He was an equipment operator for the City of
Corsicana sewage department and a veteran of
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mandy Hutchins; a son,
Larry Hutchins of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Tresa
McGahan and Miss Vera Hutchins, both of Corsicana;
four grandchildren; a brother, Glen Hutchins of
Emhouse; and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Rich of Dallas.
Pallbearers will be John Palos Luther Palos, Harry
Palos, J. W. French, Hubert French and V. F. Bell.
William Oscar Greer
Jul 28, 1894 - Sep 13, 1958
Kerens Farmer Services Sunday
Oscar Greer, 63, farmer, Route 3 Kerens, died in Memorial
hospital Saturday afternoon. He was a native of Mississippi.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 1:30
p.m. with burial in the
cemetery. The rites were conducted by J. B. Tomlinson,
Kerens Church of Christ Minister.
Survivors are two sons, Virgil Greer, U.S. Army and Billy Greer,
Hughes Springs; a granddaughter; a brother, Lee Greer,
Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Ramsey, Corsicana; Mrs.
Julia Mae Varner, Houston; and Mrs. Nellie Bulen, Waco; and a
number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lowell Ramsey, Glen Greer, Roy Greer, Frank
Black, Emmett McCaslin and Don Wilson
Robert J. "Billy" Cox
Oct 25, 1909 - Mar 15, 1987
ROBERT J. COX, 77, of Arlington, passed away Sunday, March 15.
Survivors; Wife, Beulah Cox; son, Phil Cox, Grand Prairie; grand
children, Matthew and Paul Cox, Grand Prairie. Graveside
services 2 p.m. Tuesday, Moore Memorial Gardens. Arrangements
Hugh M. Moore & Sons, 1219 N. Davis, Arlington. 275-2711
May 18, 1891 - Aug. 27, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday
at the New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens for George
Green, native of Kerens, who died Tuesday at
Rev. Samuel Washington will officiate, and burial
will be at
Goodlow Park Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Opal Lathan
and Mrs. Georgia Ray Hornbuckle both of Kerens;
seven sons, Alma Green of Levelland, A. J. Green of
Kerens, William Earl Green of Fort Worth, James
Harold Green of Plano, Will Curtis Green, Ivery
Green and Robert Leon Green, all of Dallas; 25
grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers include William Bradford, Burton Sneed,
James Brown, Charlie Hayden Jr., Robert Smith, and
Ernest Betts Jr.
Jimmy Powell, Sr.
Apr 10, 1910 - Jun 8, 1974
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday at the New
Hope Baptist Church in Kerens for Jimmy Powell Jr., of
Kerens, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Samuel Washington, pastor, will officiate, and burial
will be at Goodlow
Park Cemetery in Kerens.
Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Cora Powell of Kerens and
Jan 1, 1889 - Dec 20, 1974
KERENS�Services are pending for Mrs. Cherry Johnson, who
died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Bishop C. C. Berry,
Jr. will officiate and burial will be in
Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home will direct.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Mattie L.
Reynolds of Dallas, Mrs. Maurine Wilson and Mrs. Evelyn
Ponder, both of Kerens; four sons, Percy Johnson of
Houston, Abe Johnson of Trinidad, Tom B. Johnson of Los
Angeles, Calif., and Forest L. Johnson of Fort Worth; 40
grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and three
Feb 23, 1974 - Apr 29, 1974
KERENS�Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday
at the New Bethel Baptist Church for Darren De�Shon
Williams, age 2, who was found dead Monday at his
He is the son of Barbara Jean Williams.
Arrangements are with George W. Tucker and son
Funeral Home in Athens.
Maggie L. (Springfield) Bufford-Powell
Apr 22, 1885 - Feb 19, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Sunday at Woods Chapel Church in Powell for Mrs.
Maggie L. Powell, 88, of Powell, who died
Tuesday at Avondale Nursing Home in Taylor.
Burial will be at
Flat Community Cemetery. Arrangements are
with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include a daughter, Lessie Broadnax of
Taylor; three sons, Ruben Bufford of Corsicana,
Arnett Bufford of Dallas, and G. S. Bufford of
Rosser; two sisters, two sisters, Mrs. Eva
Wilson and Mrs. Lizzie Gray, both of Corsicana;
and five step-sons, Tommy Lee Powell, Vonnie
Powell, L. E. Powell, Andrew Powell, and Prettie
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 22, 1974
husband Westley �Wes� Bufford 2nd husband
Tommie Powell; d/o Green Springfield &
Harriett �Hallie� (Harper) Springfield
Jeanette Deliah (Wilson) Woods
May 4, 1906 - Jul 29, 1974
Funeral services are set for 1:00 p.m.
Saturday at New El Bethel Baptist Church,
2023 Mouser, Dallas, for Mrs. Jeannette
Deliah Woods, native of Louisiana and
resident of Dallas.
Rev. V. L. Warren will officiate, with
burial in the
Flat Community Cemetery.
She died Monday in Dallas.
Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs.
Delores Ivory of Kansas City, Kan. And Mrs.
Ludelia Bates oif Dallas; two sons, John P.
Johnson of Dallas and Mr. Victor Johnson of
San Francisco, Calif., eight grandchildren
and one great grand daughter.
Feb 2, 1884 - Dec 1974
Funeral services are set for 1 p.m.
Saturday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church
in Elm Flat Community for Willie (Bud)
Glover, 89, native of Elm Flat, who died
Sunday at Dallas Methodist Hospital.
Rev. W. H. Weathers will officiate, and
burial will be at
Elm Flat Community Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs.
Mattie Nash and Mrs. Sammie Allen; a
son-in-law, Willie Nash; two step-sons,
Tommie Martin and David Williams; two
grandchildren, Mrs. Julia M. Hayden and
Alfred Nash; six sisters, Mrs. Inez
Goff, Mrs. Frances Lewis, Mrs. Sylvia
Hillery, Mrs. Lillie Mae Massey and Mrs.
Loraine Holmes; a brother, Vance Glover;
and several nieces, nephews, and other
Pallbearers will be members of Sun
Flower Lodge No. 520.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Jan 2, 1974
1st wife Susie (Jones) Glover Jan.
12, 1908 2nd wife Julia (Powell)
Martin-Glover married Oct. 27, 1925
s/o Harry Glover & Mary Ann
Vernita B. (Ellis) Cook
Apr 7, 1904 - Sep 30, 1974
Mrs. Vernita Cook
Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Saturday at the Bethel A. M. E.
Church for Mrs. Vernita (Mama Nita)
Cook, resident of Corsicana, who
Rev. C. L. Boyd, pastor, will
officiate, and burial will be at
Elm Flat Community Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral
Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband,
Howard L. Cook of Corsicana; a son,
Harlee L. Cook of Oakland, Calif.;
two daughters, Mrs. Mable A. Scott
of Corsicana and Mrs. Lola Mae
Waller of Berkeley, Calif.; four
sisters, Mrs. Mary Hudson and Mrs.
Ethel Modester both of Corsicana,
Mrs. Katie Sanders and Mrs. Ardesa
White both of Hobbs, N.M., six
grandchildren and five
Pallbearers will be members of the
Honorary pallbearers include Wash
Green, Percell Milton, Emmitt
Kelley, O. D. Harper, Hulen Smith
and Theodore Hall.
Zella Mae (Barnes)
May 1, 1910 - Jan 27, 1969
MRS. ZELLA M. WILLIAMS
BURNET - Mrs. Zella Mae Williams, 58, died in a local hospital
Funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Clements Funeral Home
Chapel with Minister Morris Kemper officiating. Burial will be
in Burnet City Cemetery.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Barnes of Sabnal and
Mrs. Elva Bartels of San Antonio; and two brothers, Frances
Barnes of Niland, Calif. and Alex Barnes of San Antonio.
Aug 4, 1915 - Sep 10, 1916
DRANK COAL OIL AND DIED
The thirteen-months old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Skinner,
died Sunday at their home near Dawson. The baby drank coal
oil on Saturday and the doctors thought it would recover but
was suddenly taken worse on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. Skinner
is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Williams of this place and
they attended the funeral.
Jimmie Sue (Akers)
Aug 30, 1918 - Mar 25, 2011
Jimmie Sue (Akers), of Winston-Salem, NC, died
Friday, March 25, 2011 of natural causes. She was 92
years old and had been ill for some time. Mrs. Irwin
was the beloved wife of Howard "Slim" Irwin, who
preceded her in death in 2005. Mrs. Irwin was born
in Dawson, Texas in 1918, graduated from Baylor
University in 1938, and received an M Ed. from
William Paterson College in New Jersey in 1980.
During WWII, she worked with the USAF Intelligence
Office at Air Service Command in Dayton, Ohio. Mrs.
Irwin also had an extensive career as an educator,
teaching at both the high school and university
levels in Texas, Florida, New York and New Jersey.
She and her husband were married in 1947 in Dawson,
but spent most of their married life living in
Montvale, New Jersey, where they raised their
children, Charles, of Oklahoma City, and Mary, of
Winston-Salem, NC. The Irwins relocated to North
Carolina in 2003 to be near their daughter. In
addition to her children, Mrs. Irwin is survived by
two grandsons, Edward, of Seattle, WA, and
Alexander, of Lille, France. A memorial service will
be held at 4:30 PM Tuesday, March 29, 2011 in the
Reich Chapel of First Baptist Church by Dr. David
Hughes. The family will receive friends after the
service in the Brown Room of the church. Burial will
be at Arlington National Cemetery.
- w/o Howard
Rogers Irwin; d\o Sam Houston Akers, Sr. & Mary
Elizabeth "Mabel" (Skinner) Akers
National Cemetery; Section 8-AA Row 67 Site 2
Geraldine "Jerry" (Farmer) Martinaitis
Mar 18, 1923 - Apr 26, 1974
DAWSON - Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the
Dawson Church of Christ for Mrs. Jerry Martinaitis,
resident of California.
Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home. Burial will
be in Dawson.
She was the daughter of Gilmer Farmer of Dawson.
Additional information was unavailable.
DAWSON�Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. today at the Dawson
Church of Christ for Mrs. Geraldine (Jerry) Farmer Martinaitis,
51, Palmdate, Calif., who died in a California hospital Friday,
B. C. Ballard, Hubbard Church of Christ minister, was to
officiate with burial to follow at
Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson.
She was born March 18, 1923 in Dawson, was a 1940 graduate of
Dawson High School and later entered the real estate business
while in California. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include her husband, Edward C. Martinaitis, of
Palmdale, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Don Ferguson of Fort Worth; a
sister, Mrs. Jack Tarrant of Carrollton; a brother, John H.
Farmer of Odessa; her father, Gilmer Farmer of Dawosn, and two
grandchildren, Scott Aubrey Ferguson and Krista Kay Ferguson
both of Fort Worth; and other relatives.
Pallbearers include Oliver Seale, John Godley, Hubert Harrison,
Billy Hubbard, Dave Coleman and Clay Turner.
Marjorie Louise (Sheeks)
May 22, 1928 - Feb 17, 1974
Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs.
Marjorie Middleton, 45, of Dawson, who died Sunday following an
illness at Hubbard Hospital.
Rev. R. L. Tumlinson will officiate and burial will be at
She was a native of Mattoon, Ill. And lived in Dawson for a
Survivors include her husband, T. H. Middleton Sr. of Dawson;
two sons, T. J. Middleton Jr. and Edward G. Middleton, both of
Dawson; a daughter, Mrs. John Edward Reavis of Dallas.
Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Marjorie Middleton, 45, who died
Sunday at Hubbard hospital. She was a resident of Dawson.
Rev. R. L. Tomlinson was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Survivors include her husband, two sons, and a daughter.
Pallbearers include Bob Conner, Cloyce Floyd, Neil Clark, H. H.
Humpton, Wilmer Hale, and Paul Evans.
Mar 30, 1928 - Jan 5, 1977
T. H. Middleton
Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral
Chapel for T. H. Middleton, 48, of Dawson who died Wednesday in
The Rev. Roy Tumlinson will officiate with burial to be at the
Middleton was an independent security agent, a member of the
Baptist Church and a native of Groesbeck.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ninnie A. Middleton; two sons,
Tolbert H. Middleton Jr., and Edward G. Middleton both of
Dawson; one daughter, Mrs. Emmalee Reavis of Dallas; four
step-daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jo Wheat, Diane Sharp, Kay Patrick,
Mary Essie Patrick, all of Corsicana; one step-son, Thomas Glen
Patrick of Corsicana; one granddaughter; three
step-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Middleton and Jay
Middleton, both of Corsicana, and Gene Middleton of Fairfield;
three sisters, Mrs. Jo Ann Putman of Collieville, Mrs. Katie
Gunter of Fairfield, and Mrs. Aline Bogden of Dallas; his
father, Walter Middleton of Fairfield; and a number of nieces
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 6, 1977
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Marjorie Louise
(Sheeks) Middleton 2nd wife Nannie Aliene (Evans) Patrick-
Middleton; s/o Walter Garner Middleton & Carrie Lee
Feb 7, 1907 - Jul 25, 1974
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Church of God
In Christ in Dawson for Mrs. Bessie Johnson, 67, who died
Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Oscar Carroll will officiate, and burial will be at
Funeral arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
She was a life-long resident of Dawson.
Survivors include a son, Clifford Coleman of Dawson; two
daughters, Mrs. Gertie Lee Kirby and Mrs. Era Mae Johnson both
of Dawson; 16 grandchildren, 35 great- grandchildren, a brother,
Leroy Box of California; and other relatives.
Arthur Lee Branch
Jun 23, 1923 - Dec 7, 1974
A. L. Branch
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dawson Church
of God in Christ for Arthur Lee Branch, 51, resident of Fort
Worth and former resident of Dawson, who died Saturday at a Fort
Worth hospital. Rev. Charles Richardson will officiate and
burial will be at Dawson
Cemetery. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in
He was a member of the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Fort Worth,
and a World War II veteran.
Survivors include two sons, Otis Branch of Watts, Calif. and
Arthur Branch of Fort Worth; his mother Mrs. Delphia Walker of
Dawson; step-father, Fortune Walker of Dawson; a brother, Johnie
Tidwell of Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Vera Branch of Waco,
Mrs. Louis Price of Dallas, Mrs. Delphine Brown of Dawson, and
Miss Willie Jean Tidwell of Austin.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Christopher Lynn Griffin
Aug 8, 1964 - Jul 14, 1974
Griffin of Corsicana reported that his nephew
Christopher Lynn Griffin, nine year old boy who
drowned in Bosqueville Clubhouse in Lake Waco
Sunday, was responding to his son Lathan�s call for
help when he drowned.
He noted that the Daily Sun in Monday�s edition
incorrectly carried a story that Christopher had
been riding on the shoulders of his son Lathan when
he apparently stepped into a drop-off tossing
Christopher into 35 foot deep water.
He pointed out that Christopher, who could not swim,
was attempting to rescue Lathan.
He also reported that another swimmer in the water
swam to help the two boys and Christopher went under
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Evergreen Primitive Baptist Church in Dawson for
Griffin. Rev. T. H. Whitaker will officiate, and
burial will be at
Arrangements are with Dorsey and Keatts Funeral Home
in Waco. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Harmon of Dallas; a brother, Keven Harmon of
Dallas; his grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Mae Griffin of
Dawson, three stepbrothers, four step-sisters, four
uncles, including Jake Griffin of Corsicana; and
Odis C. Barron
Mar 24, 1943 - Mar 21, 1974
O. C. Barron
DAWSON�Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Church
of God in Christ in Dawson for Odis C. Barron, 31, who died at
Hubbard Hospital. Elder L. C. Coleman, pastor will officiate,
and burial will be at
Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
He was the son of the late Elder Edgar Barron and Carrie Mae
Survivors all of Dawson include his widow, Mrs. Virginia Nell
Barron; three sons, Gary, Gregory, and Harold; two daughters,
Allressia and Patricia; his mother, Mrs. Carrie Mae Barron; five
brothers, Edgar Barron, Jr., Johnnie Barron, Truman Barron, and
Joel Barron, all of Fort Worth, and Eddie Andrew Barron of
Kansas City, Mo.; five sisters, Mrs. Letha Freddie Barron of
Dawson, Mrs. Bessie L. Stevenson of Fort Worth, Mrs. Queen Ester
Powell of Fort Worth, Miss Linda Barron and Miss Lennett Barron,
both of Dawson; several nephews, nieces and other relatives.
Pallbearers include Truman Barren, Herman R. Sample, Edgar
Barron, Jr., Don Sample, Johnnie G. Barron, and Oliver Powell,
Jessie Mae (Clark) Collins
Sep 26, 1890 - Dec 10, 1974
Mrs. Jessie Collins
HUBBARD�Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the
Eubank Funeral Home in Dawson for Mrs. Jessie Collins, 86,
resident of Hubbard, who died Tuesday in a nursing home in
Hubbard. Burial will be at
Survivors include her two sons, Finas Collins and Tommy Collins,
both of Hubbard; a daughter, Minnie Pearl of Waco; five
grandsons and five granddaughters.
Apr 18, 1893 - May 5, 1974
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Mrs. Mattie Scruggs, 81, resident of Dawson, who
died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at
She had lived in Dawson all her life and was a member of the
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. James E. Taylor of
Dawson, Mrs. W. O. Griffin of Waco, and J. M. Lawrence of
Austin; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two
sisters, Mrs. W. W. Wiswell of Corsicana and Mrs. May Pearl
Bankston of Cleveland; five brothers, Jack Baggett, T. C.
Baggett, Bill Baggett and Peter Baggett all of Corsicana and
Shep Baggett of Silver City; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Carrie (Ligons) Walker
Dec 31, 1882 - Jan 10, 1974
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at St. James AME
Church in Dawson for Mrs. Carrie Walker, 92, who died Thursday
at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. A. R. Smith will officiate, and burial will be at
in Dawson. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in
She was a resident of Dawson since 1916 and a member of St.
James AME Church where she served s a stewardess and a member of
the missionary society.
Survivors include a son, Fortune Walker of Dawson; three
grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; and a number of other
Sandy Lewis, Jr.
Mar 18, 1931 - Nov 11, 1974
Sandy Lewis Jr.
DAWSON�Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson for Sandy (Ted) Lewis, Jr.,
44, who died Monday Nov. 11 at a Phoenix, Ariz. hospital. The
Rev. Hardy Smith, Jr., will officiate. Burial will be in the
under direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.
A resident of Safford, Ariz., for the past 10 years, he was a
cotton gin foreman. He was born and reared in Dawson where he
attended the former G. W. Carver High School.
Surviving are three daughters, Misses Lovera Lewis, Eulean Lewis
and Renetta Lewis, all of Safford, Ariz.; his mother, Mrs.
Carrie Lewis of Dawson; one brother, James Arthur Lewis of
Dawson; one sister Mrs. Lue Nevelon Tilly of Dallas; and other
Jacob Wesley Hale
Nov 24, 1893 - Jun 18, 1974
DAWSON - Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the First
Baptist Church in Dawson for Jacob Wesley Hale, 80, resident of
Dawson, who died at Temple veterans Administration Hospital
Tuesday. Rev. Rick Erwin and Rev. O. Estes will officiate and
burial will be at Dawson
Arrangements are with Eubanks Funeral Home.
He was born in Mississippi, has been a resident of Dawson for
the past 72 years, a member of the First Baptist Church, and was
a retired farmer.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Madie Lawrence Hale of Dawson;
four sons, Glen Hale of Dayton, James Hale of Waco, Jack Hale of
DeSoto, and Allen Hale of Grand Prairie; 18 grandchildren, one
great-grandchild, four brothers, Noah Hale, J. B. Hale, and
Edward Hale all of Dawson, and Leroy Hale of Amarillo.
Kathryn "Kathy" (McNeil) Hale
Jan 15, 1952 - Jan 13, 2011
Mrs. Kathy McNeil Hale, 58, of Yuma, Ariz., passed away
Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Yuma. Funeral services will be 3
p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard,
Texas, with interment following in
Dawson Cemetery. The
family will receive friends 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday before the
services at the funeral home.
Kathy was born in Evanston, Illinois, to Edwin George and Mary (Roelofs)
McNeil. She grew up in Houston where she attended Kinkaid School
and graduated from Mirabeau B. Lamar High School. Kathy earned
her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Texas
in Austin and later earned her Master's Degree from Texas A&M.
After graduating from U.T. she moved to San Antonio where she
spent the next 30 years working with special education children
in the public school system.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Olin Ray Hale, of Yuma, Arizona;
sisters, Barbara McNeil, of Houston and Patricia McNeil Blunt
and husband, Daniel, of Orlando, Florida; niece, Mary Blunt, of
Florida; aunt, Mary Jane Roelofs, of Pennsylvania;
mother-in-law, Virginia Shaw Hale, of DeSoto; aunt, Fran Berry
and husband, Elbert, of Alvarado; aunt, Raye Jean Hale, of
Gatesville, and uncle, John G. Shaw and wife, Robin, of Austin.
- Waco Tribune � Jan 22,
- Submitted by
- w/o Olin Ray Hale; d/o
Edwin George McNeil & Mary (Roelofs) McNeil
Amon Herbert Hale
Jun 4, 1922 - Aug 12, 1996
Amon Hale of Gatesville died
Aug. 12 at Coryell Memorial Hospital. He was 74.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Gatesville Church of
Christ with Ministers Loyd Hall and John Barnhill officiating.
Burial was in Restland Cemetery.
He was born June 4, 1922, in Dawson, the son of the late William
and Rena Hale. He attended Union High School near Dawson,
graduating in 1938.
He served in the Army Air Corps during
World War II and
moved to Gatesville following his discharge.
He married Raye Jean Shaw on Nov. 5, 1951, and they resided in
Gatesville all of their married life.
He owned and operated Amon Hale Wholesale Candies for 37 years,
retiring in 1989.
He was a member of the Gatesville Church of Christ where he was
an elder for 30 years.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Hale of Gatesville; two
daughters, Judy Jones of Waco and Janet Blacklock of Temple; one
son, Joe Hale of Dallas; one sister, Carrie Barnes of Crawford;
one brother, Billie Hale of Gatesville; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Harel Prock, Keith Allison, Buford Mitchell,
Wayne Caldwell, Charles Niemeier and Dale White.
- Restland Cemetery,
Gatesville, Coryell Co., TX
- h/o Raye Jean (Shaw)
Hale; s/o William Green Hale & Rena Kate (Stockard) Hale
- Submitted by
Edward Lynn Williams
Jul 1, 1891 - Feb 1, 1974
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pilgrim Rest
Primitive Baptist Church for Mrs. Beatrice Jackson, 82, of 602
E. 16th Ave., who died Friday. Burial will be at
Silent Grove Cemetery
Mrs. Jackson was a native of Smith County and a Corsicana
resident for 56 years. Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson
Mortuary in Corsicana.
Survivors include her husband, Jordan Jackson of Corsicana; a
son, Henry Clark of Ennis; seven grandchildren;
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Victoria Williams of
Corsicana and Mrs. Ethel Brown of Tyler; a brother, A. D. Dodson
of Corsicana; and other relatives.
Jul 8, 1901 - Dec 5, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Silent
Grove Baptist Church for William Clemmons of Kerens who died
Friday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. L. L. Sheffield will officiate, and burial will be at
Silent Grove Cemetery.
He was a native of Cheneyboro.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Fleecy White of Corsicana,
Mrs. Luegerthia Rowe of Cheneyboro and Mrs. Elizabeth Ponder of
Dallas; a brother, Andrew Clemmons of Emhouse and other
Oct 31, 1911 - Mar 22, 1974
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Bazette Baptist
Church in Bazette for Mrs. Naomi Brandon Campbell, 62, of
Bazette, who died Friday morning.
She was a native of Wellington and a member of the Bazette
Rev. Leonard Sims and Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial
will be at Bazette
Cemetery. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home in
Survivors include her husband, Rev. Clyde Campbell of Bazette;
two sons, Billy Jack Hull of Fort Worth and James Franklin
Pearce, both of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; three sisters,
Mrs. V. W. Smith of Oklahoma, Mrs. Jessie Patterson of Movestie,
Tex., and Mrs. E. J. Ware of Kerens.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Rev. Campbell is pastor of Bazette Baptist Church.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Mar 22, 1974
- Submitted by
- 1st husband Clyde Clay
Hull 2nd Benjamin Franklin Pearce 3rd husband Clyde R
Campbell, Rev. married Apr 27, 1969; d/o James Alvis Brandon
& Minnie Tallulah (Ware) Brandon
Calvin Wright Glass
Oct 31, 1884 - Dec 6, 1974
KERENS�Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Church of Christ in Kerens for Calvin Glass, 90, native of
Kerens who died at his home Friday.
Cato Sherrer and Albert Brown, Church of Christ ministers,
will officiate, with burial to follow at
Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
He was a member of the Church of Christ in Kerens and the I.
O. O. F. Lodge.
Survivors include his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Bee Walker of
Dumas; two sons, D. B. Bounds of Fort Worth, and John H.
Bounds of Garland; three brothers, Hubert Glass of Athens,
J. M. Glass of Snyder, and E. M. Glass of Kerens; a sister,
Mrs. Janie Ayers of Kerens; 16 grandchildren; and 10
Pallbearers include Wayne Taylor, Joe W. Kennedy, Edward
Ayres, J. M. Glass, Jr., Bobby Glass, and Marvin Henderson.
Honorary pallbearers include Hugh Barton, Joe Sims, Cliff
Curington, and members of the I. O. O. F. Lodge.
Bert Edward Broday, III
Apr 30, 1941 - Jul 8, 1974
B. E. Broady
Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at
the Chatfield Cemetery for Bert E. Broady III, 33,
Wichita Falls, who died there Sunday. Funeral services
will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Wichita Falls at a
Local arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home. The
Rev. Frank Williams will officiate at the graveside
He was the grandson of Mrs. H. P. Hodge, formerly of
Chatfield, now of Wichita Falls.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Connie Broady, Wichita
Falls; two daughters, Debora Ann and Betsy Broady, and
one son, Michael Broady, all of Wichita Falls; his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bert Broady, Jr.; his paternal
grandmother, Mrs. Bert Broady, Sr., and maternal
grandmother, Mrs. H. P. Hodge, both of Wichita Falls.
Feb 22, 1904 - Apr 19, 1974
R. L. Ferguson
ENNIS�Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at
Bunch Funeral Chapel here for Robert Lee Ferguson,
70, Palmer, who died Friday at West Tawakoni. The
Rev. Carl McGugan of Wills Point will officiate.
Burial will be in
He was a retired caf� owner and mechanic who had
formerly lived in Ennis and Irving before moving to
Palmer. He was a native of Fort Worth.
Surviving are one son, Robert L. Ferguson Jr.,
Palmer; two daughters, Mrs. Bobby C. Knight, Irving
and Mrs. Beatrice Letteiri of Dallas; seven
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; one
brother, Jack Ferguson, Wills Point; and one sister,
Mrs. F. E. Harrison, Ennis.
James Autry Miller
Dec 23, 1885 - Mar 1, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday at the Chatfield Baptist Church for
James Miller, 88, native of Navarro County, who
died Friday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.
Rev. James Chaney will officiate, and burial
will be at the Chatfield Community Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in
Survivors include a son, Odell Miller of
Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Laura Mae
Bafford and Mrs. Mariah Green, both of
Corsicana, Mrs. Jimmie Turner and Mrs. Evelyn
Jessie both of Dallas, and Mrs. Blanche Lampkin
of Omaha, Neb., 42 grandchildren, 119
great-great-grandchildren, six brothers, and
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Mar 2, 1892 - Jul 12, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m.
Sunday at the Chatfield Baptist Church for
Amzie Langston, 82, Chatfield, who died
Friday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be
in Chatfield Community Cemetery under
direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary here.
He was a native and lifetime resident of the
county and a retired farmer.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Essie
Langston, Chatfield, three daughters, Mrs.
Johnnie Mae Jackson, Chatfield; Mrs. Effie
B. Madison, Corsicana, and Estell Langston,
Fort Worth; four sons, E. C. and Julious
Langston, both of Dallas, Wallace Langston,
Corsicana, and W. C. Langston, Euless; 17
grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two
great-great-grandchildren; one brother,
Julious Robinson, Ennis; and other
Pallbearers will include E. C. Langsont,
Jr., D. R. Langston, Willie Jackson, Jr.,
Willie C. Langston, Jr., Robert Madison and
Lucy (Jenkins) Brown-Walker
Jan 27, 1882 - Oct 5, 1974
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m.
Tuesday at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church
in Corsicana for Mrs. Lucy Walker, 92,
resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday
at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. A. L. Patrick will officiate, and
burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery in
Chatfield. Arrangements are with Calhoun
She was a longtime resident of Kerens
and Navarro County.
Survivors include 15 grandchildren, 40
great-great-grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs. Tealure Wheatfall of Navasota and
Mrs. Molly Jessie of Houston; and a
daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jennie Brown of
Pallbearers will include grandsons.
Dec 12, 1919 - Nov 25, 1974
B. L. McCain
Services will be at 10 a.m.
Wednesday at the Pasadena Funeral
Home Chapel, 2203 Pasadena Blvd. in
Pasadena, Tex. for B. L. McCain, 54,
who died Monday in Pasadena.
Graveside services will be at 4 p.m.
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana
under the direction of Corley
Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry D.
He was a former resident of
Corsicana, employed by Brown and
Root Construction Co. he was a
member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. B.
L. McCain of Pasadena; one son,
Billy Ray McCain of Houston; one
daughter, Mrs. Jim Friedmann of
Houston; five grandchildren; his
father, R. R. McCain of Corsicana;
and his mother, Mrs. Velma Hope of
Robert Tillie Jr.
1930 - Mar 1, 1991
Robert Tillie, Jr., 61, of Dallas,
died March 1, 1991, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Chapel Church of
lGod in Christ. Burial will be at
Younger Chapel Cemetery in Silver City. Ross and Johnson is
in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include one brother, Arlie Tillie of Dallas; four
sisters, Rosie Lee McDade of Corsicana, Bessie Lee Smith of
Dallas, Ester Porter of Seymore, Texas, and Marty Jewel of
Tyler; and other relatives.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Mar. 7, 1991
- Submitted by
- From the Collection of
the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept. - Corsicana Library
s/o Robert Tillie Sr. & Ada (Bush)
Terry Lynn Keele
Apr 5, 1958 - Aug 29, 2019
Lynn Keele was born on April 5, 1958 in Corsicana,
Texas to Jessie Keele and Mary Jewell Keele. He told
the story of his mother, like Hannah of the Bible,
praying for herself to have a baby, promising God to
dedicate him for His purpose, and she kept her
promise. He has two siblings, Jewell Lightfoot
(Morgan Lightfoot) of Arizona and Ronnie Keele
(Kimberly Keele) of Tennessee, both surviving him.
Even though they lived a great distance apart, the
pride that lit his eyes when speaking of them was
overwhelming, and he called them special.
He married the love of his life, Deborah "Debi"
Keele on October 22, 1977 in First Church of the
Open Bible, Des Moines, Iowa. The Giovingo family
became his family in the truest sense. In 1978, they
moved to Corsicana, Texas and made their home. Their
story tells of passion for service and love,
including operating a daycare for more than 30
years, working for KMart Corporation for 25 years,
pastoring for over 40 years and establishing a
family career in the Petroleum Industry as Field
Landmen. In 2017, they permanently moved to San
Antonio, Texas. Terry never missed the chance to
quote the number of "wonderful years of being
married to his best friend", and tell of the rest
and strength she brought his life. He knew what he
wanted when he found her, and Debi says that she
married "The One", the man God picked for her, the
love of her life. He is her king, and she, his
Terry and Debi have two children, Megan Keele of San
Antonio, Texas, and Matt Keele of Mansfield, Texas,
whom he bragged about without governor or
provocation. Somewhere along the way, Megan and Matt
took to calling their dad "Pops". They both say
their Pops is a man with an extravagant expression
of love, making the ordinary extraordinary always;
his mind never stopped exploring and envisioning and
casting vision for new hopes; he is the greatest,
fiercest protector with the courage of a lion; there
is nothing he wouldn't give- he gave it all. He is a
Champion, someone worth knowing.
For over 40 years, Terry and Debi have built an
extraordinary life and family that is noticeably
close-knit, with the common heart being family
itself. The family's boundaries have continually
extended to include everyone who wanted in. He is
"Pops" to many, as they adopted in love many
children, brothers and sisters. Firsts of such
adoptions are Marcy Giovingo, a sister, San Antonio,
Texas; Christy and Chris Gafford, a daughter and
son, of Corsicana, Texas and Jenn Sandefer and Brent
Dolbey, a daughter and son, of San Antonio, Texas,
great joys in his life. His family extended once
again when he met Pastor Warren Beemer and the
family at Healing Place Church San Antonio.
Terry said he had one simple purpose there, to love
and be loved. He often acknowledged the love and
honor he experienced among these people, his people;
his mission is fulfilled beyond expectation.
Terry "Pops" Keele passed away peacefully on August
29, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas. He lived for his
Lord, his family, to be all he could be in this
earth and to spark the same in others.
Jimmy Eugene Lee, Jr.
Jul 2, 1956 - Aug 30, 2019
Jimmy Eugene Lee, Jr., 63, passed August 30,2019 at
Baylor Hospital, Dallas, TX. He was born July 02,1956 in
Tupelo, TX. to the parentage of the late Jimmy Eugene
Lee, Sr., and Thaddene Williams Lee. He is survived by;
Wife, Joan Lee of Corsicana, TX., two sisters, Joyce
Tatum of Dallas, TX., and Radene Lee of Irving, TX.;
nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services are 11:00 A.M. Saturday, September
07,2019 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Arrangements by
Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Phillip Allen Ramey
Jun 10, 1964 - Aug 30, 2019
On the morning of Friday, August 30, 2019, Phillip Allen
Ramey of Kerens, Texas passed away after 55 years due to an
ongoing heart condition. Born on June 10, 1964, he was the
middle child to Lolita Barber with older brother, John and
younger brother, Dale. Around the age of 16, Alfred Smirl
married Lolita and became the predominate father figure in
his life. In 1983 Phillip had his first son. Soon after, in
1989, he traveled with the carnival, met Diane Duxbury, and
tied the knot in 1990. 3 years later he had his second son
with her and they moved to Virginia. After the birth of his
only daughter and the news of his mother's health, the
family moved back to Texas. Just before the turn of the
century, his final son was born and he started driving semi
trucks. In 2006 he made the decision to spend more time with
his family instead of on the road by working at a mechanic
shop with his father. After the closure of the shop and
several various jobs, in 2015, he was divorced. In 2016 he
opened his own mechanic shop, Wolf Auto Repair, with his
son. After an unfortunate fire took his shop, he moved to
Matagorda, Texas and opened The Riverbend, a restaurant on
the bank of the Colorado River. Due to a business partner
disagreement in 2018 he moved to Kerens and started work
with longtime friend, Rick Ship. Upon meeting Samantha, he
was infatuated and they soon wed and he gained another
daughter on July 7, 2019. Though he has passed he will
always be loved and missed.
He is survived by his wife Samantha Ramey and her daughter
His children: Bryan and Lori Ramey, their children, Mya,
Kirah, and Alexa
Robert and Danielle Ramey, their child Christian
Magun Ramey, her child Paisley
And Nicolas Ramey
His father, Alfred Smirl and his wife Teresa
His brother, Dale Pierce and his wife Jackie
His sisters, Linda Miller, Selena Motsko, and Candace
Lankford and their respective husbands
His sister-in-law, Darlene Haywood and her husband
He is preceded by his mother, Lolita Lee Smirl, and older
brother, Robert John Smith
The memorial service is pending. For information about it
please email [email protected] or call 468-387-0580. All
Texas Cremation served the family.
abt 1948 - Aug 27, 2019
Clarice Brown Whitfield, 71 of Corsicana passed away
Aug. 27, 2019 in Corsicana. Services are scheduled at 11
a.m. Saturday Sept. 7, 2019 at Bethlehem Baptist Church
with Rev. Diary Johnson, Sr., Pastor/Eulogist.
Burial will be in
Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7
p.m. at Scott Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home
Aug 22, 1964 - Aug 27, 2019
vibrant spirit of Doris Bailey Horne found wings to
fly free from this world near sunrise on Tuesday,
Aug. 27, 2019.
She fought courageously against pancreatic cancer
for three years, always maintaining her signature
sense of humor and concern for others. The family
thanks caregivers and friends who comforted and
supported her in that time, laughing and crying
Born Aug. 22, 1964, in McKinney, she was a 1982
graduate of Frost High School, attended Navarro
College and Texas State Technical College, and was a
longtime resident of Dawson.
Her varied career included serving others as a
dental assistant, a regional representative of
Kimberly-Clark in Waco, community outreach with
Navarro College, account manager for WorkForce
Solutions of North Central Texas, advertising
director for the Navarro County Times, sales agent
with Conseco and with Syzygy, activities coordinator
for the IOOF Events Center in Corsicana, insurance
agent for SPJST Lodge in Ennis, and office manager
of Baumgartner Insurance Agency in Corsicana.
An Ambassador and board member with the Corsicana &
Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, she was an
active community booster. Doris earned a multitude
of distinguished awards for achievements in her
She enjoyed a broad range of passions including
photography, outdoor activities, live music, art,
sharing Facebook posts, good times with friends,
environmental activism, cheering the Dallas Cowboys,
and being mom to an exclusive few lucky cats. She
was an avid supporter of organ donation, cancer
research, and a champion for anyone needing an
Her personal goal was always "to make everyone else
feel like somebody" and she enjoyed great success in
that pursuit, sharing joy and her dazzling smile,
making friends, and becoming precious to everyone
lucky enough to know her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Durwood
and Opal Callaway Bailey of Frost.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 37 years,
Barry Horne of Dawson; three brothers and
sisters-in-law: Doug and Janice Bailey of Lancaster,
David and Dianna Bailey of Waxahachie, Danny and
Claire Bailey of Chino, California, and a sister and
brother-in-law, Daisy and Dan Contestabile of Bryan
and a large extended family, and very wide circle of
Doris liked to say, "Life is better with friends,"
and proved it by making all her friends' lives
better for having known her. This fiercely happy
life warrior was cherished. Her loss leaves tears
and heavy hearts, but also countless smiles and
A joyful celebration of her life will be held at 2
p.m.Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Corsicana Opry &
Event Center, 215 E. 5th Ave., She requested
everyone wear happy clothes.
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorials
may be made in her honor to the Pancreatic Cancer
Network, Navarro County Relay for Life Cancer Walk,
or American Cancer Society.
Feb 28, 1951 - Sep 3, 2019
Mr. John William Moderzinsky, 68, of Waco passed
away Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his
residence. A wake for John will be scheduled at
a later date. Arrangements made by Corley
John William Moderzinsky, age 68, passed away on
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at his residence. He
was born on February 28, 1951 in Newark, New
Jersey to Kenneth T. Moderzinsky, Sr. and Daphne
John served in the U S Army during the Vietnam
War and his rank was PFC at his discharge. He
worked as an air conditioning repairman for most
of his life.
John was preceded in death by his father.
John is survived by his daughter, Natasha
Moderzinsky; his grandson Trystan Perry; his
mother, Daphne Laudermilk; and his step-mother,
Mae Moderzinsky. He is also survived by 9
brothers and eight sisters as well as numerous
nieces and nephews.
Creamtion is under the direction of Corley
Funeral Home and a memorial service for John
will be scheduled by the family at a later date.
Nathaniel L. "Nathan" Soenksen
Dec 11, 2002 - Sep 7, 2019
L. Soenksen, 16, of Corsicana passed away Saturday,
Sept. 7, 2019 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Memorial
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8
p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019 at Corley Funeral
Home. Memorial services are scheduled for 10 a.m.
Friday, Sept. 13, 2019 at First Baptist Church of
Corsicana with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.
Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sept. 11, 2019
Submitted by Karen Rost
Nathaniel Soenksen lost his battle with mental
illness on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at the age of
16. Nathan is survived by his mother, Kathrin
Sprouse, sisters, Kaitlynn and Emily, brothers,
Vinson, Christopher, and Nicholas, and a large and
loving extended family. He was preceded in death by
his father Ron Sprouse.
Nathan, a sophomore at Agape Christian Academy, was
known to his friends for his great smile and love
for video games and Pok�mon. He always spent his
lunch breaks crowded around the table with his
friends enjoying a loud game of Uno! He was
kind-hearted, hard-working, and always willing to
lend a helping hand when needed.
Nathan loved the Lord and we find comfort in knowing
that he is now at peace with Jesus and his dad.
Visitation with the family will be held on Thursday,
September 12, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Corley
Funeral Home. A memorial service is scheduled for
Friday, September 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM at First
Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny P. Reeves
officiating. Cremation is under the direction of
Corley Funeral Home.
Nov 15, 2012 - Aug 30, 2019
Kyle Johnson went to his Heavenly home, surrounded
by family, on August 30, 2019 in San Diego, CA, at
the age of 6. Landon was diagnosed with a rare
neurological disorder at birth, leaving many doctors
to believe his life expectancy would be around two
years. Landon not only exceeded this prognosis by
living to the age of 6, he used his extra time to
change lives and provide inspiration to all that
knew him. He had an enormous impact on many people,
many of which never even met Landon. Landon
maintained his charming personality and happiness
until the very end. His happiness could be seen the
most during times spent with his two brothers
playing on the floor or dancing to their favorite
Landon is survived by his parents, Robert and
Lindsey Johnson, his brothers, Kaden and Austin
Johnson of San Diego, CA, his grandparents, Kyle and
Sloane Slaughter of Prosper, TX and Peter and Martha
Kosydar of Cedar Hill, TX, his great grandparents,
Paul and Jeanie Slaughter, of Corsicana, TX, and Don
Estes of Corsicana, TX and many other family members
and friends who loved Landon deeply and provided
endless support throughout his life.
He is preceded in death by his great grandparents
Harry and Doris Johnson and Gloria Estes.
A service to celebrate his life will be Saturday,
September 7, 2019 at 2pm at Griffin - Roughton
Funeral Home. There will be a time to visit with the
family starting at 1pm prior to the service in the
chapel. Burial will be at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Mar 26, 1936 - Sep 3, 2019
services for Ray Edward Scott, 83, of Lufkin will be
held Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at
First Baptist Church Lufkin with Reverend Mark A.
Newton officiating. Graveside services will be held
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the
Cemetery with Reverend Steve Killam officiating.
Mr. Scott was born March 26, 1936 in Corsicana,
Texas to the late Faye (Paul) and Robert Scott, and
died Tuesday, September 3, 2019 in a local hospital.
After graduating as Salutatorian from Kerens High
School, Mr. Scott enrolled in the University of
Texas at Austin where he earned his B.S. in
Prior to graduation from UT, he married his high
school sweetheart, Bettie Fink. Upon college
graduation he and his wife moved to Lufkin where he
began his career with Mr. Wilbur Kent. After several
years, the firm grew and became Kent, Marsellos &
Scott Architects and Engineers. Upon Mr. Kent's
retirement, the firm was known as Marsellos & Scott
and later Scott & Strong.
Throughout his professional career as a structural
engineer, Mr. Scott served in leadership positions
and on numerous church and civic boards. He was a
member of The National Society of Professional
Engineers, The Texas Society of Professional
Engineers, and a state director of TSPE. He was also
a past recipient of the Outstanding Engineer Award,
past president of the Pineywoods Foundation, past
president and director of the Rotary Club, recipient
of the Paul Harris Fellow Award, and past president
of the Texas Exes Association.
Mr. Scott was a member of First Baptist Church
Lufkin for 60 years where he served as Chairman of
the Deacons, served on the Board of Trustees, served
as a greeter, and taught Sunday School for many
His life and career were marked by his faith in God,
his love for his family, his dedication to serving
his church and others, and his unwavering integrity.
He also left a strong legacy of love for his
children and grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Bettie (Fink) Scott of
Lufkin; daughters and son-in-law, Susan and Terry
Morgan and Julie Scott, all of Lufkin; grandchildren
and spouses, Adam and Tashina Scott, Luke Scott,
Jennifer and Clint Renfro, Sarah Morgan, Scott
Morgan, and Jackson Treadwell; great-grandchildren,
Banks Renfro and Harrison Renfro; sisters and
brothers-in-law, Bobbie and Geral Nichols of
Corsicana, Priscilla and Tommy Gorman of Kerens, and
Betty and Donnie Mewbourn of Corsicana; brother and
sister-in-law, George and Margo Scott of Cedar
Creek; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Steven
Scott; and grandson, Patrick Scott.
Pallbearers will be Adam Scott, Luke Scott, Scott
Morgan, Jackson Treadwell, Terry Morgan, and Zachary
Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Marsellos, Mark
Strong, Roger Parker, Charles Ray Russell, and Jimmy
Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors.
Robert Michael Middleton
Jan 2, 1948 - Sep 12, 2019
Michael Middleton, 71 of Corsicana passed away
Thursday, Sept, 12, 2019 in Dallas. He was born Jan.
2, 1948 in Corsicana to Robert Max Middleton and
Betty Jo Easterling Middleton.
Mike served as a sergeant in the
Army during Vietnam
in Germany. He worked for Chattanooga Glass for 20
years and Ennis Extruded Products for 20 years. He
enjoyed watching sports on TV and loved the Texas
Rangers and Dallas Cowboys. He loved to work
outside, travel and taking his dog, Ruby riding
around town looking for squirrels.
He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanne
Middleton; mother, Betty Jo Middleton; father, Max
Middleton; sisters, Rosemary Schafer and Rhonda
Staab and twin brothers.
He is survived by his fianc�, Debbie Fuller;
daughter and son-in-law, Natalie and Brandon
Tackett; son and son-in-law, Michael and Cory
Middleton; son and daughter-in-law, Billy Walpole
and Neddra; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and
Angie Walpole; grandchildren, Josh and Barbie
Middleton, Cody and Ashton Tackett, Joe Carrizales
and Corey and Mattie Tackett; great grandchildren,
Hannah, Elijah, Michael and Riley and his beloved
dog Ruby. He is also survived by his extended
family, Chris and Shira Fuller, Kevin and Melissa
Fuller and Sean Fuller and Emma Fuller along with
many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday,
Sept. 15, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday,
Sept. 16, 2019 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with
Corey Tackett officiating.
Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Robbie Jock, Paul Jock, Joey
Jock, Kyle Middleton, Will Kirk and Sammy Kirk.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
- h/o Jeanne Marie
(Bancroft) Middleton; s/o Robert Max Middleton & Betty Jo (Easterling)
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep 13, 2019
- Submitted by
Emmaline (Swift) Gonzalez
Oct 12, 1934 - Aug 25, 2019
Emmaline Gonzalez, 84, of Corsicana passed peacefully Aug. 25,
2019 at her home.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday Aug. 29, 2019 at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 28, 2019
and Rosary following at 6 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home. Interment
Arrangements entrusted to Scott Funeral Home
Jul 2, 1942 - Aug 28, 2019
Arthur J. Collins, Jr. passed away Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at
Legacy Nursing Home in Corsicana. He was born in 1942.
He is survived by his wife, Nettie Collins and son.
Visitation will be held noon to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2019 at
Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019
at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson, Sr.
Interment to follow at
Woodland Memorial Cemetery.
James Franklin "Jim"
Jan 30, 1934 - Jun 10, 2022
Franklin Cravens (Jim), age 88, of Houston, Texas
passed away peacefully on June 10, 2022 with his
loving wife and family by his side. Jim was born
January 30, 1934 in Corsicana, Texas, the son of
Audie Ray and Ruby Curry Cravens. He was the
youngest of five children.
After graduation from
Corsicana High School in 1952, Jim attended the
University of Houston on a football scholarship and
later joined the ROTC. In April of 1953, he married
his high school sweetheart, JoAnne McAfee, a loving
marriage lasting 69 years. Jim graduated from the
University of Houston in January of 1957 with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Geology and began
working in Houston at Continental Oil Company
(Conoco) as a Geophysicist. In March of 1957, he
left for Fort Lee in Petersburg, Virginia, where he
served 6 months in the Army. After serving his
active duty, he returned to Conoco and promptly
moved to Cotulla, Texas.
Cotulla was the first of 23 cities and 9 states
where he worked and lived with his growing family
during his 20 years with Conoco. In January of 1975,
he was transferred from Lafayette, Louisiana to
Houston, where he would reside for the next 47
years. After Conoco, he worked for Houston Oil &
Minerals, Tenneco and various other companies as a
consultant until his retirement. Jim and JoAnne made
many lifelong friends during his years working in
oil and gas exploration.
Jim spent well over half his life giving back to the
communities in which he lived through volunteering.
In Lafayette, he volunteered as an Auxiliary Deputy
Sheriff. After moving to Houston in 1975, he found a
new calling continuing his community service as a
volunteer with the Harris County Emergency Corp.,
which subsequently became Cypress Creek Emergency
Medical Services (CCEMS). He obtained his EMS
license and later became a certified Paramedic. Jim
typically worked the night shift, but would pick up
day shifts on Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays to
relieve younger fulltime EMTs so they could spend
time with their new families. He undoubtedly saved
many lives over the years and was especially proud
of having delivered 8 babies. His commitment to
CCEMS and dedication to serve the communities of
North Harris County lasted 45 years.
Jim had a lifelong passion for the outdoors. He
loved going on hunting trips and especially enjoyed
hunting with his sons and grandchildren. Whenever he
had a chance, Jim would escape to east Texas to a
place he affectionately referred to as "the farm".
His time was spent tending to cattle, fixing fences,
cutting hay, riding his beloved horse Harry and his
four-wheeler, and sitting on the porch in his
rocking chair when the day was done. Many good times
and memories were made at the farm over the years.
Perhaps his greatest accomplishment in life was his
love, devotion and dedication to his wife, JoAnne, a
relationship that spanned more than 70 years. He
cherished her. They loved traveling and took many
vacations over the years, including cruises, trips
to Europe, and trips with their lifelong friends to
various destinations across the continental United
States. JoAnne was equally devoted to Jim. When his
health began to fail in the final years of his life,
she always put his needs before her own, taking
remarkable care of him to the very end.
Jim was immensely loyal, honest, tough and
traditional. When faced by challenges, he never
waivered from his core principles. He was a good man
and will be dearly missed by his wife, children,
family and friends.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; his
brother, Charles Cravens; his three sisters, Dorothy
Wagoner, Margie Cravens Jenkins and Audie Williams;
and his son,
Keith Cravens. He is survived by his loving
wife, JoAnne; his children, James F. Cravens, Jr.
(Lisa), Kenneth A. Cravens (Janice), Carol Cravens
Childre, and Brian E. Cravens (Stacie); 10
grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Services will be held on Wednesday June 15, 2022 at
Klein Funeral Home � Champions, 16131 Champion
Forest Dr. Klein, Texas 77379. Visitation will be
from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. prior to the service.
Funeral service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with burial
immediately following at Klein Memorial Park, FM
Klein Funeral Home
- Submitted by
Edward Lynn Williams
- h/o Jo Anne (McAfee)
Cravens, (daughter of John Lee McAfee); s/o Audie Ray
Cravens & Ruby Lee (Curry) Cravens [buried at Resthaven
Cemetery, Corsicana, TX]
Tommy Jack Vinson
Jan 6, 1954 - Aug 11, 2019
Jack Vinson born Jan. 6, 1954 to C. T and Meloneize
Vinson, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 11, 2019 in
Manila, Philippines while visiting a friend.
He was a high school graduate of Ennis and years
later married Carolyn Carroll of Blooming Grove.
They made their home in Blooming Grove until her
untimely death in 2012. He then moved back to Eureka
with his parents.
Tommy is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn
Carroll Vinson, his father C. T. Vinson, his
grandparents Howell and Margarite Vinson, Maudie
Brock Vinson, Will and Lizzie Dover plus a number of
aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Tommy was an avid collector of arrowheads, Indian
artifacts. He began his fascination with military
fire arms from the WWII era. His Dad brought back
with him many items when he fought in WWII. Even
though Tommy was confined to his home he loved
spending time on his computer keeping up with family
and friends. His mom said if anything went wrong
with his computer you better know, off to the repair
shop they would go in a hurry. That was his life
line to the outside world. Tommy was a member of the
Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.
He is survived by his mother, Meloneize Vinson;
brother, David Vinson and wife Yvonne; nieces,
Hilary Vinson and Amanda Jackson; nephew, Blake
Vinson; great nephew Reid Jackson; great nieces,
Kalli Vinson and Caroline Jackson, and his very good
friend, Jennelou Cabrera.
Please join the family in celebrating Tommy's life.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Sept. 3, 2019 with a funeral service to follow at 2
p.m. at the J. E. Keever Mortuary in Ennis.
Interment will follow in Elm Branch Cemetery in
James William Anderson
Mar 27, 1948 - Aug 27, 2019
William Anderson, 71, of Dawson, passed away
Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019 at his home. Graveside
services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14,
2019 at Indian Creek Cemetery near Leonard.
James was born March 27, 1948 in Leonard to John
Wesley Anderson and Ora Alice (Chennault) Anderson.
He was raised in the Leonard and Trenton area of
Northeast Texas and was a graduate of Trenton High
School. James was the owner of Anderson Construction
company for many years and later owned Anderson
Whitetails in Navarro County. He was a faithful
member of the NRA and avid supporter of President
James was preceded in death by his parents; his wife
of 48 years, Kay (Henderson) Anderson; two brothers,
Roy Anderson and John Anderson and two sisters,
Pauline Lillie (Anderson) Wolf and Bessie Mae
Survivors include two children, Scott Anderson and
wife, Christine of Mexia and Michelle Davis and
husband, Roger of Hewitt; brother, Don Anderson and
wife, Claudine; sister, Elizabeth Anderson;
sister-in-law, Adele Anderson (widow of John
Anderson;) four grandchildren, Michael Anderson,
Ashley Anderson and Anna Anderson, all of Mexia and
Emily Davis of Hewitt; several nieces and nephews
and other extended family members as well as many
friends and his faithful canine companion, Bob.
The family requests that memorials or donations be
made to the NRA at https://donate.nra.org/donate
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Aug 16, 1967 - Oct 30, 2019
James Roy Clark, 52 of Corsicana passed away Wednesday,
Oct. 30, 2019. He was born Aug. 16, 1967 in Dallas,
Texas to Donald Clark and Beverly Barnett Clark.
James was a country boy. He loved his children, loved
horses and fishing. Very seldom did you see him with a
shirt. He was a fan of the Dallas Cowboys and a member
of the Texas Rough Riders. He also loved to drag race
cars at Cedar Creek.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, aunts,
uncles and cousins.
He is survived by his parents, Donald and Beverly Clark;
his children, Jimmy Don, Casey, Kyle and Brandy;
sisters, Terri Shook and husband Eugene and Labecca
Brackley and numerous grandchildren.
There are no services scheduled at this time.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
William Causby "Bud" O'Neal
Sep 16, 1915 - Mar 10, 1991
W. C. "Bud" O'Neal, 76, of Corsicana, died March 10, 1991 at his
Services will be at 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be
at Pattison Cemetery.
He was the past master, Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174, and a 1938
graduate of Texas A&M University.
Survivors include his wife, Jessie O'Neal of Corsicana; two sons, Bill O'Neal of Carthidge; Mike O'Neal of Carrollton; one
daughter, Judy Smith of Friendswood; two sisters, Mrs. Ellan Sharpley and Mrs. Ann Tinkle, both of Corsicana; eight
grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Bill Sharpley, Ben Sharpley, Dan Sharpley, George W. O'Neal, Buddy Feild, Andy Feild, Richard D. Salter,
Oran Coker Jr., Johnny M. Chirafis, and Cosby Steen.
Honorary pallbearers will be Kenneth "Buck" Douglas, Arlon Simmons, Homer McNabb, Roy Hughes, John Nelson, Walter Young,
Louis Sills, and Travis K. Knight.
Memorials may be made to the Justin Cox, care of Town North YMCA, 4332 Northhaven Road, Dallas, Texas 75229.
Howard William Regester, Jr.
Sep 7, 1926 - Oct 26, 2019
William Regester, Jr., age 93, died in his sleep at his home on Saturday morning, Oct. 26, 2019. Bill
was born on Sept. 7, 1926 in Corsicana, Texas, the son of Howard William Regester, Sr. and Katharine Douglass Benners Regester.
A 1943 graduate of Corsicana High School, he attended New Mexico Military Institution, and
received his B.S. in marketing from Southern Methodist University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
In Corsicana he worked in accounting and investments. He was an avid fisherman, a Boy Scout
Leader, a member of Rotary Club and St. John's Episcopal Church where he served on the vestry and
ushered for many years. For years he ran three miles at 6:30 a.m. and he was still going to the YMCA regularly for exercise through May of this year. He
spent time each morning reading his Bible and prayer book. He also enjoyed years of 3 p.m. coffee with
Bill had a number of god-children and was a devoted uncle and god-father to Jane Regester Westbrook
Stringer and John Regester Westbrook, both of Dallas. He was also a wonderful great uncle to Sarah
Katharine Westbrook and Viktoria Margaret Westbrook, spending time with them in Dallas every week. He
will also be missed by his niece-in-law Katerina Westbrook and her daughter Katelin Adams and his
nephew-in-law Andrew Bryan Stringer.
He was a wonderful son, brother and brother-in-law to Jack William Westbrook, deceased. His sister
Katharine Regester Westbrook will miss him most of all. He is also survived by his cousins; William H.
Benners, III and Frederick H. Benners, both of Dallas.
Special thanks are given to his doctors, the wonderful staff at Edgemere Plaza in Dallas, and to
the devoted love and care of his good friends and caregivers; Toni and Joe Brown, Linda Coleman and
Don Anderson of Corsicana, Texas and to the staff of Trinity Valley Health Care and New Century Hospice
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2019 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at St. John's Episcopal Church in
Corsicana with Father Edward Monk officiating.
Burial will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Joe
Brown, Kit Herrington, John McClung, Conrad Newton, Jack Taylor, and Jonathan Towles. Honorary
pallbearers will be Dr. Jim Whitten and Dr. Bobby Lang. A reception will follow in the parlor at St.
John's Episcopal Church.
Memorials may be made to St. John's Episcopal Church at 101 N. 14th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or the
charity of your choice.
Joseph M. Glicksman, Dr.
Mar 18, 1936 - Oct 30, 2019
M. Glicksman, known to his friends and family as "The Fox," passed away on Oct. 30, 2019. His
memorial service will be held graveside at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with a come and go
reception to follow from 4 to 7 p.m. at Across the Street Bistro, 123 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana.
Dr. Joe was born in Chicago, Illinois on March 18, 1936. His family later moved to San Antonio where he
completed high school at Thomas Jefferson. He had a lifelong love for his alma mater Texas A&M
University where he served in the corps of cadets and graduated in 1958 Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his
medical doctorate at University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston and interned there at John Sealy
Hospital. He served in the United States Public Health Service from 1964-66 in Houston, Texas and
later did a dermatology residency at Baylor Medical Center in Houston.
In 1969, he was the 13th doctor to join the Medical Arts Clinic in Corsicana where he faithfully served
his community for over 40 years.
The Fox was a self-described renaissance man who was larger than life. The nickname he earned on a
hunting trip stuck with him and he used it to sign checks, make dinner reservations, and as a moniker
throughout his life. He knew a few phrases in many languages. He had a passion for gourmet food and
wine. He was a member of the Commandrie de Bordeaux. His dinner parties were legendary including being
sought after auction items at several charity events. He was raised in the Jewish faith but the
thing that resonated most for him with his heritage was the food. Travel was another hobby he enjoyed,
especially to wine country regions in France and California where he befriended some of the world's
He was a pilot in his younger years. He also had a love for dance and most especially push dancing,
also known as whip or west coast swing. Blues music was an all time favorite genre. He never met a
stranger and was a loyal friend to people from all different walks of life over the years.
His greatest pride of all was for family, his small
town community of Corsicana, where he served on many
boards and commissions over the years, and the
fighting Texas Aggies. He loved to be home and
surrounded by family more than anything in life.
He is predeceased by his parents Aaron and Daisy
Rosenbaum Glicksman, his sister Joan Glicksman Wish
and his wife Gloria Glicksman.
He is survived by his brother Leon Glicksman, his
wife Judy and family; his son Kyle Glicksman, his
wife Rockie; and daughters Paige Mims and her
husband Jeff Mims and Brooke Lipscomb and her
husband Dr. Jody Lipscomb. He is also survived by
grandchildren, Lauren Norch, Sloan and Coco
Glicksman, J, Merideth, Elizabeth and Margaret Mims,
and Jackson, Savannah Grace, and Lilly Claire
Lipscomb and great grandchild Jackson Mims.
A special thanks to Carol Johnston Burnett who was a
loving friend and companion and brought so much joy
and happiness to Joe's life. Also, thanks to the
wonderful people who took such great care of him
recently when he needed it most, LaTonya Nathan,
Diana Reese and Susana Perez. A big thanks too to
his doctors, especially Kent Rogers, and his son,
Kyle, who also provided great support to him in his
The Fox's favorite quote was to love is nothing, to
be loved is something, but to love and be loved is
everything. He loved and was loved and he lived life
on his own terms with no regrets. As he frequently
said, be brave.
Donations may be made to the Navarro County Aggie
Mom's Club https://aggiemoms.org/donor-recognition/
or the Navarro County Humane Society https://www.thehsnc.org/memorial-plaque
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 31, 2019
- Submitted by
- Illinois Birth Records
show him as Joseph Maurice Glicksman and birth as Mar. 14,
- h/o Helen Darlene
(Sanders) Glicksman & Gloria (Roe) Glicksman; s/o Aaron
Glicksman and Daisy (Rosenbaum) Glicksman
Harvie Lee Parrish
Jul 2, 1928 - Oct 25, 2019
Lee Parrish, 91 of Pursley, passed away Oct. 25,
2019. He was born July 2, 1928 in Navarro County to
Harvie P. and Maciel Gunn Parrish.
Harvie served in the United State Navy. He was a
member of Pursley Missionary Baptist Church.
Harvie was a people person and enjoyed visiting and
talking with everyone. Over the years he has owned a
few businesses, Gas station in Dawson, Busy Bee,
NorthPark Grocery, Harvie's and Pecan business. He
also worked for Oak Farms milk and Dr. Pepper. He
has always been a farmer and rancher and enjoyed
working with tractors.
He is preceded in death by his brother, E.L.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Nelda
Parrish; sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and
Brenda Parrish, Terry and Donna Parrish.
Grandchildren, Jennifer Parrish and David Rackard,
Crystal Parrish, Chris and Heather Parrish, Kyle and
Meagan Parrish; great grandchildren, Colton, Ryker
and Cade Parrish; sisters, Audra Donald, Sue Murray
and husband Larry and Vickie Jane Parrish along with
numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Oct. 30, 2019 at Westside Baptist Church. Funeral
service to follow at 2 p.m. at Westside Baptist
Church with Bro. Chet Brake officiating. Burial will
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Honorary pallbearers
will be Kyle Parrish, Chris Parrish, Jackie
Freeland, Elmer Tanner, Morris Stewart, Terry Lough,
John Miller, Wayne Brooks, Sonny Bancroft.
The family would like to say a special "Thank You"
to Twilight Home and nursing staff, Tammy Murray,
John Miller and Pursley Volunteer Fire Department
for all of their lovie [sic] and care.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pursley
Missionary Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Jerry Lynn McGehee
Sep 3, 1945 - Oct 20, 2019
Lynn McGehee, 74, passed Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at
his home in Ashtabula, Ohio, with his wife by his
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m, Monday,
Oct. 28, 2019 at Chapel Hill Memorial Park in Waco,
Jerry was born Sept. 3, 1945, in Corsicana, Texas,
to Curtis and Billie Dee McGehee. He was a graduate
of Mildred High School and later attended East Texas
State University, where he graduated with his BS and
MS in education. After 40 years of teaching in
agriculture, shop and special education, he retired.
Jerry was also a chimney sweep for more than 30
years and owned a fireplace shop in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son,
Jeffrey Lynn McGehee.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara Lago-McGehee of
Ashtabula; son, James McGehee of Alvarado, Texas;
daughter, Kimber Johnson and husband, Warren, of
Flint, Texas; and step-sons, Harold Jokinen, Jr., of
Ashtabula and Christopher Jokinen of Missouri City,
Texas; brother, Dr. Robert McGehee and wife, Dr.
Jane Bussey McGehee, of Benbrook, Texas; and many
grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and
Beverly Ann (Collins) McKey
Jun 6, 1947 - Jan 22, 2019
Ann McKey, age 71, a resident of Irving for 45
years, died peacefully Tuesday, January 22, 2019.
Beverly was born June 6, 1947 in Kerens, Texas and
she was the daughter of the late Horace Henry
Collins and Louise Adams Collins. Her parents were
hard working people, right through the �Great
Depression� who retired, respectfully from the city
of Corsicana and the local glove factory. It�s no
wonder where Beverly got her �never give up� spirit.
She grew up and graduated from high school in
Corsicana, Texas and later attended Navarro Junior
College. She married her high school sweetheart
Jerry Wayne McKey on March 24, 1967 and would have
celebrated 52 years of marriage this March. She
worked as a former executive secretary all while
taking care of her family and worshiping actively as
a member of Belt Line Road Church of Christ in
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents and her
elder sister Barbara Tapley. She is survived by her
loving husband, Jerry of Irving; son, Jay McKey and
wife Irene of Denton TX; daughter, Melissa A. Allen
and husband Darrell of Irving TX; and six beautiful
and talented grandchildren, Meagan, Rose and Mia
McKey, and Nathan, Scot, and Kayla Allen. Beverly
loved her family deeply and there was no greater joy
to her than her grandchildren. It was not uncommon
to hear her bragging about one thing or another that
her grandchildren were doing or accomplishing, they
were the light of her life.
Beverly was a true child of God in every way and
that was evident from the support she gave her
family to the outpouring of her spirit throughout
her life. Jerry and Beverly opened their home early
in their marriage to several foster boys and girls
due to their overwhelming love for these children.
She was active as well in ensuring her children were
involved in activities such as cub scouts, brownies,
soccer and music lessons such as piano and later jr.
high and high school band. She was a loving support
and partner to her husband Jerry, supporting him
through the good and challenging times and he to her
through her medical wins and challenges, which she
always handled with a positive attitude and a smile.
You would be hard pressed to find Beverly without a
smile and kind word even when she was struggling
physically. She was an active member of her church,
where she was a Sunday school teacher for over 40
years where she impacted several generations of
children teaching the loving spirit of God our
Savior. She was also active in the Stuffed Bear
project where stuffed bears were assembled and
distributed to hospital ER patience and in the
clinics where blood was drawn primarily for
children. If this wasn�t� enough, she was the yearly
coordinator of her churches �Lady�s Half Day� which
she took up the mantle for on behalf of our beloved
sister Joann Hatch who pioneered this yearly event.
She artfully gathered women from around the DFW area
for a day of motivational speakers to uplift and
motivate woman in the church. Beverly loved her
church family and despite her own medical challenges
she, with her husband Jerry would still take time to
visit church family in the hospital or nursing home
in their own home, sometimes preparing meals or
dropping off an encouraging card and a warm wish of
wellbeing. She truly was one of the most selfless
people many of us have come to know. Her children
speak fondly of her as a mother, sharing stories of
home cooked meals, caring for them through sickness,
braces, teenage angst, and mostly the encouragement
she gave for them to follow their dreams and
passions and talents all while letting the light of
Christ show through everything they did. She could
be loved by no one more than her high school
sweetheart, Jerry W. McKey and you could see it in
sickness or health, in times of great joy or through
the tears of the most recent loss. Jerry was her
number one fan, friend and life partner who made it
obvious that there was �nothing� he wouldn�t do for
her. They particularly loved vacationing with their
children and together, most of that was done in
Cassville Missouri at Roaring River State Park which
was also the favorite spot of her parents during
their life time. Jerry and Beverly were married 51
happy years and, as stated above, would be 52 years
this March 24th before going home to be with her
The family will receive friends 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on
Friday, January 25, 2019 at Donnelly's Colonial
Funeral Home, 606 West Airport Freeway in Irving.
The funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday at
Beltline Road Church of Christ, 1202 North Beltline,
Irving, TX. Burial will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery 700 West Farm Road 2555,
Corsicana, TX 75110
- Donnelly�s Colonial
Funeral Home, Irving, TX
CHS Grad. 1965
- w/o Jerry Wayne McKey
married Mar 24, 1967; d/o Horace Henry Collins & Maggie
Louise (Adams) Collins
Ruth Pearl (Richardson) Mckey-Graham
Oct 10, 1920 - Nov 14, 2010
Ruth Pearl McKey-Graham, born September 10, 1920 in Richland,
Texas, died Sunday, November 14, 2010 at the age of 90 years, 2
months and 4 days. A resident of Grand Prairie, Texas for 22
years, she died at Baylor Medical Center at Irving.
Ruth was a member of the Belt Line Road Church of Christ in
Irving for 20 years. Preceded in death by her husband, George
Allen McKey in 1974, she is survived by her two sons, Jerry
McKey and wife, Beverly of Irving and Larry McKey of Grand
Prairie; five grandchildren, Jay McKey and wife, Irene of Grand
Prairie, Melissa Allen and husband, Darrell of Irving, Shelly
LaFranco and husband, Scott of Felton, Delaware, Tammy McKey of
Longview, Chantel Greer and husband, Spencer of Oglesby; and
thirteen great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends at Donnelly's Colonial Funeral
Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday. Funeral service will be
10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 17, at Belt Line Road Church of
Christ, 1202 North Belt Line Road, Irving. Graveside service
2:00 p.m., Wednesday at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat,
Texas (just outside of Corsicana, Texas).
Pallbearers will be: Jay McKey, Darrell Allen, Nathan Allen,
Scot Allen, Seth McKey, Spencer Greer and Mike Batot. Memorial
contributions may be made to Mission Printing, 2707 Medlin,
Arlington, TX 76015.
Donnelly�s Colonial Funeral Home, Irving, Tx.
- Submitted by
- 1st husband George Allen McKey married Sep. 4, 1937 2nd husband
Hurshel Owen Graham married Oct 15, 1975
Harmon Amiel �Mickey�
Mar 5, 1928 - Mar 7, 1958
Harmon Smith Services Sunday
Funeral services for Harmon A. Smith, 30, of Irving, who died in
St. Paul�s Hospital in Dallas Friday afternoon, were held Sunday
at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Wayne Mahoney.
He was a native of Navarro county.
Surviving are his wife; four children, Michael, Archie Lynn,
Gladys Leona and Dolores Marie Smith, all of Irving; four
sisters, Mrs. O. D. Bamburg, Irving; Mrs. B. W. Buchanan,
Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Arnett, Barry, and Miss Imogene Smith,
Mexia, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Paul Schultz, Leland Mahoney, Coy Lee Amon,
Virgil Wheat, C. L. Gentry and W. G. Bland.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 10, 1958
- Submitted by
- (Monument says Harman
obit and death certificate say Harmon); h/o Dolores May
(Montgomery) Smith-Morgan; s/o Edwin Napoleon Smith & Lula
Leona (Scroggins) Smith
Robert Claude Smith
Jul 21, 1892 - Oct 26, 1958
Claude Smith Burial Monday
Claude Smith, 66, farmer, Route 3, Corsicana, native of
Forreston, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley
Chapel. Burial was in the
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton,
pastor of the Unity Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Loyd C. Smith, Corsicana, and
Robert C. Smith, Irving; a daughter, Mrs. Dolph McCullock,
Irving; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two
brothers, J. T. Smith, Grand Prairie, and Chalmers Smith, Fort
Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Clemmie Bobzie, Garland; Mrs. Lois
Shields, Dallas, and Mrs. Gene Wright, Irving; and other
Nephews were pallbearers.
Isaac Loftis �Ike� Reed
Nov 13, 1877 - Feb 23, 1958
Retired Farmer Services Monday
Ike Reed, 81, retired farmer, died at his home, 895 South
Twelfth street, early Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2
p.m. with burial in the
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Evans, pastor
of the Cedar Creek Missionary Baptist church at Pickett, of
which he was a member.
Surviving are two sons, Jimmie Lee Reed, Winkler, and Dan Reed,
Corsicana; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Jessie Langridge, Corsicana,
and Mrs. Essie Sawyer, Itasca; four step-sons, W. T., Arthur,
Chester and Tommy Martin, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs.
Eliza Holloway, Plainview; Mrs. Ada Anderson, Phoenix Ariz., and
Mrs. Belle Thorne, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 18
great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other
Pallbearers were A. R. Cook, Ernest Farmer, Glen Henson, Earl
Ingham, B. B. Austin and Bob Collins.
Leon Leport Elmore
Nov 26, 1909 - Nov 30, 1958
Leon L. Elmore Expires Sunday
Leon L. Elmore, 49, Route 3, Corsicana died in Memorial hospital
Sunday afternoon a few hours after suffering a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at
2 p.m. with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Barnett, pastor of the
Pleasant Grove Methodist church.
Elmore was a machinist of the Bethlehem Supply Company and a
farmer. He was born in Stamford, Texas, but had resided in
Corsicana since an infant.
Surviving are his wife, seven sons, Leroy, Doyle, Raymond,
Harvey, Lonnie, Larry and Jack Elmore, six daughters, Linda,
Joyce, Nancy, Peggy, Andra and Rebecca, all of Corsicana;
mother, Mrs. A. A. Elmore, Corsicana; three brothers, Boyd B.
Elmore, Grand Prairie; Clarence Elmore, Houston, and Aurben
Elmore, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Hutchins, J. Fred Jacobs, Jerry W.
Jacobs, Sam Nagy, Phillip Dunn and Bayless Elmore.
Marjorie Lou Elmore
B&D May 26, 1963
Elmore Infant Rites Monday
Graveside rites were held Monday at 10 a.m. at
cemetery for Marjorie Lou Elmore, infant daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Doyle Elmore of Dallas. The child died during the weekend.
Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mrs. L. L. Elmore of
Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. T. Battson of Dallas, and Mrs. R. L.
Elmore of Corsicana, great-grandmother.
Shirley Kay (Vickery)
May 24, 1946 - Sep 27, 2019
|Mrs. Shirley Kay
Snowden, age 73, of Corsicana passed away on Friday,
September 27, 2019 at Legacy West Nursing Home. She
was born May 24, 1946 in Fort Worth, Texas to
Frederick Charles Vickery and Mattie Bell Cherry.
Shirley graduated from
Corsicana High School in 1964, and worked as a
secretary in the insurance industry. She loved
working in the yard and cherished her feline
friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family
every chance she had.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her
sister, Charlotte Vickery.
Shirley is survived by her husband, Wayne Snowden;
her daughter, Christie Bell and husband, Heath; her
step-children, Teresa Rash and husband Dewayne, Mike
Snowden and wife Tracy, and Pat Snowden. She leaves
behind to cherish her memory her grandchildren;
Lindsey and Andy Rich, Nathan Guerry, Annabelle
Snowden, Justin Snowden and Ashleigh Snowden.
Shirley is also survived by her brother Tim Vickery
and wife Karen.
A Celebration of Shirley Snowden�s life will be held
on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 10:00 AM at Angus
Baptist Church at 6155 S Hwy 45, Angus, Texas with
Bro. Benny Horn officiating. Burial of her cremation
urn will be held at
Memorial Park at a later date.
- published online 30 Sep
2019 by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.
James Arthur "Jimmie" Smotherman
Jul 30, 1896 - May 5, 1973
Word was received here over the weekend by Mrs. Rachel Stewart
of the death Saturday in Sundown, Texas, of her brother, Jimmie
Smotherman, 76, formerly of Corsicana.
Funeral services were to be Monday in nearby Levelland with
burial to follow in a Lubbock cemetery, but details were unknown
to Mrs. Stewart.
Smotherman was reared in Navarro County and moved to West Texas
several years ago.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Maymie Smotherman, Sundown;
one daughter, Mrs. Ann Harding of Denver City, Texas; three
grandsons and one granddaughter; five sisters, Mrs. Stewart of
Corsicana, whose ill health prevented her attending the funeral;
Miss Pearl Smotherman of Houston; Mrs. Allie Deere, Mrs. Ella
Jordan and Mrs. Fannie Perry, all of Bellville; and a number of
nieces and nephews.
Porter Dean Smotherman
Sep 25, 1898 - Mar 2, 1939
THE CORSICANA DAILY SUN,
FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 1939.
P. D. SMOTHERMAN BURIED AT EMHOUSE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Porter D. Smotherman, age 40 years, died Thursday night at his
residence, 1615 West Seventh avenue. Funeral services were held
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Methodist church in
Emhouse with Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist
Protestant church, conducting the rites. Burial was in
Mr. Smothernan had been a resident of Corsicana three years.
Surviving are his wife, four children. Hazel, Helen, James and
Betty Ruth Smotherman; a brother, J. A. Smotherman, Holland,
Texas; five sisters, Mrs. Rachael Stewart. Corsicana; Mrs. J. M.
Jordan, Bellvllle; Mrs. Enoch Terry, Anahuac; Miss Pearl
Smotherman, Bellvllle; Mrs. W. J. Deere, Bellville, and other
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Jul 8, 1902 - Jan 16, 1970
B.H. KIRKLAND DIES JAN 14
Ben Hugh Kirkland of Wichita Falls, husband of the former Alline
Grady of Blg Grove, died Wednesday, January 14, in a Wichita
Falls hospital. He was 67 years of age and had lived in Wichita
Falls 33 years and was operator of a western wear and boot
Funeral was held Friday morning, January 16, at 11 o'clock in
First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls.
Mr. Kirkland was a member of First Baptist Church, the
Fisherman's Sunday School Class and the Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Ben H. Kirkland, Jr., a daughter,
Mrs. Dwight Ross, Jr., all of Wichita Falls, and another
daughter, Miss Joy Kirkland or Dallas; two sisters; a brother;
Mrs. Estelle Wilkinson of Corsicana, Mrs. Kirkland's sister, and
Lee Low of Big Grove attended the funeral.
- The Blooming Grove Times
- Jan. 28, 1970
- Submitted by
- Buried in Crestview
Memorial Park, Wichita Falls, Wichita Co. TX
- From the collection of
the Blooming Grove Historical Society and Museum
Jul 15, 1932 - Oct 19, 2022
Hollingsworth Tullos, age 90, of Fort Worth, TX,
entered her heavenly home on October 19, 2022.
Peggy was born on July 15, 1932 to E.E. (Jim) and
Bess Hollingsworth in Ellis County, TX. Peggy
Blooming Grove High School in 1950. Later that
year, on December 31, she married the love of her
life, Max Tullos. Peggy and Max started a family a
couple of years later and had 2 daughters, Terri
Tullos Kincaid and Cheryl Tullos.
Peggy loved being a stay-at-home mom and serving her
family. She deeply loved her family. She adored her
grandchildren and great grandchildren and had an
amazing, generous and giving heart. She had several
hobbies, but her favorites were sewing, playing
cards, and hanging out at the lake with family and
close friends. Peggy also served as a Sunday School
teacher for many years at South Hills Baptist
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents E.E.
(Jim) and Bess Hollingsworth, brothers, Bertran
(Sonny) and Edward Lee, daughters Terri Tullos
Kincaid and Cheryl Tullos. She is survived by her
husband of 72 years, Max Tullos, son-in-law, Mel
Kincaid, grandson and wife, Corey and Jill Barfield,
grandson, Brett Barfield, granddaughter, Ashley
Little, great grandchildren, Jaden, Caleb, Chloe
Barfield and Naomi Little as well as her extended
A Memorial service will be held at South Hills
Baptist Church on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 11
a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests
donations be made to South Hills Baptist Church in
- Blooming Grove High
School graduate 1950 w/o Lloyd Max Tullos married Dec 31,
1950; d/o Everett Elvin �Jim� Hollingsworth & Bess (Warren)
- Laurel Land Funeral &
- Submitted by
Diane Richards &
Mar 1, 1920 - Sep 11, 1991
Dorothy Ruth Crocker. Survived by daughter & son-in-law,
Jackye & Rob Rogers, grandchildren, Sarah & Ryan; sister &
brother-in-law, Helen & Paul Watkins. Services 11 A.M.
Saturday, Rosemont Christian Church. Rev. Paul Whitlock
Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Tx.
S. Thornton at Laurel Land Rd. 371-1336
�Miner� Harris, Sr.
Aug 31, 1870 - Apr 5, 1958
Wallace Harris Rites On Monday
Wallace Harris, 87, native Texan, former Dawson resident,
retired farmer died Saturday afternoon in the Twilight Home.
He had resided in the Corsicana area for 53 years.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in the
cemetery. Rev. Jimmy Baggett, pastor of the First
Baptist church at Dawson, conducted the rites.
Surviving are four sons, Eugene Harris, Corsicana; Clarence
Harris, Edinburg; Homer Harris, Corsicana, and Sanford
Harris, Colorado; five daughters, Mrs. Ethel Emmertt, Ennis;
Mrs. W. D. Morehead, Corsicana; Mrs. Elmer Stewart, Houston;
Mrs. B. V. Jamerson, Dallas; and Mrs. Alton Osborne, Dawson;
20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and two
great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
Roy B. Odom
Jul 16, 1896 - Oct 27, 1958
Odom Services Wednesday
Funeral services for R. B. (Red) Odom, 62, service station
operator, who died of a heart attack Monday noon, will be
held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will
be in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the
Bethel Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. W. H. Brinkley,
Odom was stricken with the attack at the table Monday noon
and was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital. He
is reported to have suffered two attacks last week, but had
gone to town Monday Morning in his pick-up truck.
A native of Tennessee, Odom had resided in and around
Corsicana most of his life. He operated the Cities Service
service station at the intersection of West Seventh avenue
and South Twelfth street.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. T. E.
Lewis, Hobbs, N. M.; three grandchildren; a brother, Rube
Odom, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Mary Manning, Williamston,
Mich.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Sep 8, 1933 - Dec 15, 1958
Rites Tuesday For J. W. Odom
Jerry Wayne Odom, 25, of 1708 West Thirteenth avenue,
died at Memorial Hospital Monday.
Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel with burial in the
The rites are to be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone,
pastor of Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. C. O.
Gunter, Methodist minister.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Susie Odom, Corsicana;
four brothers, C. N. Odom, Corpus Christi; Dexter and
Stan F. Odom, both of Corsicana, and Paul Ray Odom,
Dallas; six sisters, Mrs. W. E. Flint, Corpus Christi;
Mrs. Ted Whitehead, Bessemer, Ala.; Mrs. W. Derryberry,
Corsicana; Mrs. Susie Landers, Mrs. Freddie Norton and
Mrs. F. L. Heald, all of Dallas, and a number of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Gene Wood, F. H. Washburn, Leonard
Odom, J. T. Glasgow, Irvin Daniels and Robert Fulton.
Aug 18, 1891 - May 17, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Friday in
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Susie
Osborne, age 80, who died May 17 at Memorial
The Rev. Gary Loudermilk will officiate and
interment will be in
She is survived by two brothers, J. J. Teague of
Corsicana and R. L. Teague of Denton, and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Edward Lee "Ed"
Jan 18, 1876 - Nov 27, 1965
E. L. Owen, 89, Rites Monday
E. L. Owen, 89, retired farmer, died in Memorial
hospital Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m.
from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted
by Rev. Roy H. Davis, Corsicana Methodist
minister, assisted by Rev. Delbert Taylor,
pastor of the Wesley Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Elmer Owen, Dallas, and
Weldon Owen, Emhouse; three daughters, Mrs.
Myrtle Bone and Mrs. Mae Easley, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Betty Allen, Dallas; 16
grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, four
great-great-grandchildren, a brother, H. D.
Owen, Corsicana and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Bone, Junior Easley,
Kenneth Easley, Ben Eugene Owen, Home Bone, Glen
Easley, Buford Lee Owen and Donald Owen, all
1924 - Mar 2, 2017
(Jerry) Harris, age 92, passed away quietly in Tomball,
Texas on March 2, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife
of 61 years, Virginia Ruth Harris. Mr. Harris is
survived by his two children, Deborah Ann Cleveland and
husband Bob, and Jarrell Max Harris, Jr. He is also
survived by five grandchildren, Derek Cleveland, Brett
Cleveland, Robin Cleveland, Lindsey Kennedy and Ashley
Norman; five great grandchildren, Sommer Cleveland,
Makenna Cleveland, Cassie Cleveland, Sara Cleveland, and
Mason Norman. He leaves many nieces and nephews who also
loved him dearly. He will be missed by us all. The
family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be
made to The Wounded Warrior Project or your favorite
American Heritage Funeral Home
Mar 22, 1918 - Jan 15, 2005
was born in Eureka, Navarro Co., TX and died in
Stephenville, Erath Co., TX.
Jerrel Harris, 86, a dairyman, died Saturday,
January 15, 2005, at a local nursing home.
He was born March 22, 1918, in Eureka, Texas, to
Charles and Effie (Bonner) Harris. He married June
E. Cambridge on March 18, 1939, in Phoenix, Arizona.
He was a U.S. Marines WWII veteran and a member of
the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, June Harris,
Stephenville; son & daughter-in-law, Larry & Chic
Harris, Stephenville; daughter, Jerreldene Harris,
Nashville, TN; sister, Katie Lee, Gladewater; 12
grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; two great
great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Jerrel Lee
Harris and Bobby Harris.
Lacy Funeral Home obituary
Stacy Lynn Bassham
B&D Aug 28, 1974
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at
for Stacy Lynn Bassham, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Bassham of Corsicana. She died Wednesday in Memorial
Survivors include her parents of Corsicana; a brother,
Bradley Bassham of Corsicana; grandparents, Mrs. W. B.
Bassham of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Don T. Talley of
Faith, South Dakota.
Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday at
Oakwood for Stacy Lynn Bassham, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
F. Bassham of Corsicana. She died Wednesday in Memorial
Survivors include her parents, a brother, and grandparents.
Betty Sue (Collins)
Aug 18, 1930 - Jun 12, 1974
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Betty Sue Smith, 43,
resident of Corsicana, who died early Wednesday morning
at Memorial Hospital.
Burial will be at
She was born in Alpine, Aug. 18, 1930, lived in
Corsicana 15 years, and was employed for 15 years at
Memorial Hospital as medical records librarian.
Survivors include her husband, Orel Smith of Corsicana;
a son, Monte Smith of Corsicana, who is the photographer
for the Daily Sun; and a brother, William T. Collins of
Pallbearers include Paul Baggett, Dow Laughlin, Dillard
Ellington, Tom Paschal, Marshall Thixton, and Ray
Mar 26, 1903 - May 3, 1974
W. M. Walton, Sr.
Funeral services are tentatively scheduled to be
held at 2 p.m. Monday in Dallas at Highland Park
United Methodist for William Miller Walton, Sr., 71,
a native of Corsicana who died Friday in Dallas,
where he lived since 1930.
The Rev. Kenneth Dickson and Dr. Floyd Patterson
will officiate. Graveside rites and burial are
slated to be held at 4 p.m. Monday at
He was with Magnolia Petroleum (Now Mobil) Co. for
23 years before retirement. He was a 32nd Degree
Scottish Rite Mason and a member of Highland Park
United Methodist Church, where he was on the staff
for five years.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Helen Hart Walton of
Dallas; one son, William M. Walton, Jr. of New
Canaan, Conn.; two brothers, John Wesley Walton of
Graham and Tomas Preston Walton of San Antonio; two
sisters, Mrs. Norman Woody and Mrs. Norman Gardner,
both of Midland; and seven nieces and nephews.
Elvin Dwain Ward
Feb 22, 1938 - Apr 29, 2010
Services for Elvin Dwain Ward, 72, of Temple
will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Oak Park United
Methodist Church in Temple with chaplain Dub
Burial will follow in
City Cemetery in Kerens.
Mr. Ward died Thursday, April 29, in Round Rock.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1938, to Wilburn Harvel
and Florine Quinn Ward in Powell. On March 11,
1960, he married Doris Evelyn "Sue" Franklin. He
began a career with the U.S. Dept. of
Agriculture Soil Conservation Service in 1958 in
Corsicana and worked throughout Texas before
transferring to Temple in 1979. He retired after
50 years in 2008.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years of
Temple; three sons, Mike Ward of Bowie, Joe Ward
of Cedar Park and Don Ward of Temple; and six
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday at
Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Temple.
- Crawford Bowers funeral
- h/o Doris Evelyn �Sue�
(Franklin) Ward married Mar 11, 1960; s/o Wilburn Harvel
Ward & Florine (Quinn) Ward
Feb 8, 1911 - Feb 10, 1973
DAWSON�Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the
Eubanks Funeral Chapel in Dawson for Clifford Branham, 62,
native of Dawson, who died Saturday morning in a Hubbard
Hospital. Burial will be at the
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Minnie Branham of Dawson;
two sisters, Mrs. Paul Willard of Waco and Mrs. Lillian
Scott of Dallas; four brothers, Otho Branham, Arthur
Branham, Fate Branham, all of Dawson, and Troy Branham of
He was a veteran of World War II, and a retired farmer, he
was also a member of the Baptist Church.
Apr 14, 1880 - Feb 26, 1973
Mrs. J. M. Beasley
DAWSON�Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
Dawson Church of Christ for Mrs. J. M. Beasley, 92, resident
of Dawson for the past 54 years, who died Monday morning at
Pat Malone, Church of Christ minister, will officiate with
burial to follow at
Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson will direct.
Survivors include a son, F. A. Beasley of Fort Worth; six
grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be J. B. Hale, Wilmer Hale, Bob Conner,
Raymond Epter, Dan Griffin and Charles Johnson.
DAWSON�Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at
the Dawson Church of Christ for Mrs. J. M. Beasley, 92,
resident of Dawson for the past 54 years who died Monday
at her residence. Pat Malone, Church of Christ minister
was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Survivors include a son, six grandchildren, and 12
Chester Arthur Moore
Oct 30, 1904 - May 13, 1973
DAWSON�Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Tuesday
at Corley�s Funeral Chapel for Chester Moore, 68,
who died Sunday at Paulyne�s Convalescent Home. The
Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church
in Corsicana will officiate. Burial will be at
A retired farmer, Moore lived all his life in
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Chester Moore,
Dawson; two sons, James Arthur Moore and Albert
Moore, both of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas
Jenkins of Caddo Mills; and Mrs. Richard Van Pelt of
Tulsa, Oklahoma; one brother, Carlos Moore,
Weatherford; one sister, Mrs. Urshiel Smith of
Dawson; three nephews; and one niece.
Jan 26, 1879 - Aug 29, 1970
P. M. Gladney Service Today
P. M. Gladney, a retired teacher here, and
election judge since 1914, died Saturday in
Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. He was a
member of the Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m.
at the Wesley Methodist Church. The Rev. James
I. Peppers will officiate assisted by the Rev.
Roy Davis. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
arrangements. Interment will be in
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a daughter,
Mrs. Pauline Pettus of Tujanga, Calif.; two
granddaughters, Mrs. Martha Helton of Duluth,
Minn., and Mrs. Margaret May of Selma Calif.;
two great-granddaughters and several nieces and
Pallbearers will be Neal Crawford, I. D.
Patterson, Marvin Speer, Paul Moore, Albert
Fullerton and the Rev. Lewis I. Wilkins.
Jun 3, 1880 - Aug 15, 1970
Mrs. Eliot Dies Saturday
Mrs. E. A. Eliot Sr., a native of Covington, Ga., who had lived most of her life in Corsicana, died Saturday afternoon
at her residence, 1901 Sycamore. She was a lifetime member of the First Methodist Church.
Services will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in
Grape Creek Cemetery.
Officiating will be Dr. John W. Ford assisted by Dr. H. Lively Brown.
Surviving are three sons, Edgar Jr. of Corsicana; G. W. of Midland and J. R. of Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. W. A.
Williams of Gib Spring and Mrs. R. M. Lavender of Corsicana; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Dec 15, 1888 - Oct 6, 1970
Service Held For Des Page
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from St. John�s Baptist Church in Corsicana for Des Page, 81, of 609
E. 14th St., who died Tuesday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The Rev. C. A. Miller, pastor of the church, officiated. Interment was in
Cemetery at Eureka.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Della Page of Corsicana, a
son, Booker Page; a daughter, Mrs. Annie Mae McGenis and a
sister, Mrs. Elnora Evans, all of Dallas.
Calhoun Funeral Home directed.
Della (Kelley) Page
Oct 17, 1890 - Feb 16, 1971
Page Services Set Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Della Page, 80, 608 E. 14th Ave., will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the St. John�s Baptist Church. The pastor, the Rev. C. A. Miller, will officiate. Burial will be in
Friendship Cemetery at Eureka. Calhoun Funeral Home will conduct.
She died Tuesday in Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
She is survived by one son, Booker Page, Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Lydia Haney, Los Angeles, Calif.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Jewel Davis, Dallas; one nephew, Lewis Fielder, Dallas; two nieces, Mrs. Velma Jones, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Bessie
Grigsby, Fort Worth; and other relatives.
Charlotte �Lottie� (Warren) Dunbar-Steen
Jan 1, 1878 - Mar 13, 1970
Steen Rites Set
Funeral services for Mrs. Lottie Steen, 95, who died at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home here will be held Sunday at 2
p.m. at the Calhoun Funeral Chapel.