Mar 9, 1933 - Sep 2, 1960
Negro Worker Drowns Friday In Levee Ditch
Navarro county had its second drowning in two successive days Friday when Elmer Fields, 22, Corsicana negro, lost his life in
a levee ditch on the W. C. Stroube farm four miles east of Corsicana.
Justice G. C. Bowden held an inquest at 6 p.m. and ruled death by drowning, the incident happened about 3:30 p.m. and the body
was recovered about 5 p.m..
Witnesses said Fields, who lived on North Ninth street in Corsicana, and some other negroes were swimming in the deep
ditch after doing field work, and that Fields apparently became the victim of cramps.
Fields cried for help and another swimmer threw him the end of a shirt, but the victim could not hold on to it, it was reported.
The body was taken to Calhoun’s Funeral Home where funeral services were pending Saturday morning.
Thursday, Warnett Carter, 33 Austin negro drowned in a stock tank three miles north of Blooming Grove on the Fred Southard
Charles A. “Charlie” Wilson
Aug 20, 1898 - May 12, 1960
Negro Veteran DOA Thursday At Memorial
Charlie Wilson, 60-year-old negro,
World War I veteran, 1410 East Seventh avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival at
Memorial Hospital Thursday at 2:40 p.m. in a Calhoun Ambulance. He had been ill for several years.
Wilson, who had taken two relatives and friends to Palestine to see a physician, is reported to have been taken ill about a mile
west of Trinity river on Highway 287 and stopped his car.
A passing white truck operator took a companion to Eureka store where Calhoun was telephoned, it was reported.
The body is at Calhoun Funeral Home. Arrangements are awaiting the arrival of relatives.
Annie Mae Nobles
Jun 23, 1949 - May 21, 1960
Meningitis Is Fatal To Child
Annie Mae Noble, ten-year old negro girl, lost her three-week
battle with meningitis Saturday night, and expired at Memorial
The girl was the daughter of Mrs. Ruth Noble, a nurse at
Memorial. She had required round-the-clock trained nurse care
for the full three weeks since stricken, and a public
subscription was taken through Family Service Association to
help defray the cost of such care.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 from the Bethlehem
Baptist Church. The mother and two brothers survive.
Ross Funeral Home directed.
Feb 22, 1902 - Mar 26, 1960
Negro Is Found Dead Saturday
Vergil Halley, about 62, negro, was found dead at his home at
1310 East Ninth Saturday morning.
Justice of the peace Walter Hayes reported that he conducted an
inquest and ruled “death by natural causes.”
The body was found on the floor of the residence, where Halley
lived alone, it was reported.
A Calhoun ambulance removed the body.
May 15, 1872 - Jul 23, 1960
Rachel Blue Expires Monday
Rachel Blue, 92, negress, of 624 East First avenue, long-time
Corsicana resident, died Monday. She was born in 1868.
For more than 39 years, she was maid at the Corsicana YMCA and
was well-known throughout Corsicana in addition to the guests
and residents of the YMCA for many years.
Funeral services are planned for Thursday from the First
Independent Baptist church at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in
Woodland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. U.
Reese, Baptist minister.
Ross Funeral Home directs.
Onnie B. McCarter
D. Apr 1960
Onnie McCarter Dies Suddenly
Onnie B. McCarter, 37-year-old negress, was stricken with a
heart attack while sitting on the back steps of her home, 615
East Park Avenue, Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. and was pronounced dead
on arrival at Memorial Hospital about 8 p.m. She is reported to
have been talking with her husband, Harry McCarter, when
The victim, an employe of Mrs. Joseph Miller, 202 South
Thirty-First street several years, recently suffered a relapse
of the flu, it was stated.
Calhoun Funeral Home will direct arrangements.
Apr 12, 1886 - Apr 18, 1960
Walter Huckaby, 1612 East 8th Ave., died April 18, 1960. Leaves
a wife, Mrs. Clara Huckaby, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ora Lee Barns, Los
Angeles, California, Mrs. Burtha Busch, Chicago, Illinois, 1
son, Ernest Huckaby, Los Angeles, and other relatives.
Services Sunday, 2:00 p.m., Mt. Olive Baptist church, Corsicana,
Texas. Pallbearers: Deacons of the church.
Woodland cemetery, Calhoun directing.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 20, 1960
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Lillie
(unknown) Huckaby 2nd wife Clara (Cooper) Huckaby married
Oct. 28, 1924; s/o Mack Huckaby & Eliza (Wriley) Huckaby
Jan 20, 1919 - Apr 15, 1960
Aroulious Davis, Expired in Veterans’ Administration Hospital,
Dallas, April 15, 1960. Lived in Dallas several years. A native
of Corsicana. Funeral services were yesterday at Second Mission
church, Corsicana. Pastor Paul Curry gave the Eulogy.
Interment was in
Woodland cemetery. Calhoun directed.
The family states to their friends that their kind expressions
of sympathy was deeply appreciated and gratefully acknowledged.
Clara (Cooper) Huckaby
Apr 8, 1899 - Jan 3, 1972
Funeral rites for Mrs. Clara Huckaby, 72, 1612 E. 8th Ave., who
died Monday in Memorial Hospital will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at
the Mt. Olive Baptist Church. The Rev. L. L. Sherffield will
officiate. Burial will be in the
Woodland Cemetery under the
direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.
Mrs. Huckaby was a longtime member of the Mt. Olive Baptist
Church and served on the Deaconess Board. A native of Freestone
County, she had been a Corsicana resident 28 years. She was
married to Walter Huckaby on Oct. 28, 1924; he preceded her in
death in 1960.
She is survived by a step-son, Walter Huckaby, Jr., Los Angeles,
Calif.; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ora Lee, Los Angeles, and
Bertha Bush, Chicago; one sister, Mrs. Malissie Gabriel, Dallas;
and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Erma Lee McGruder
Jul 14, 1916 - Apr 14, 2008
Erma Lee McGruder, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April
14, 2008, in Corsicana. Viewing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 7
p.m. Thursday at Scott Funeral Home. Services will be noon
Friday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Bishop K.D. Davis Sr.,
Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Apr 22, 1909 - Dec 28, 2007
Lola Jones, 98, passed away in Denver, Colo. Graveside services
10 a.m. today in
Woodland Cemetery with Brother Willie Wilmore
officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Ronald Curlee Channel
Jun 12, 1953 - May 4, 2008
Ronald Channel, 55, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, May 4,
2008, in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater
Crossway Church of God in Christ, 708 G.W. Jackson Ave., with
Elder David Houston officiating. Interment will follow at
Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Eddie LaJoyce (Miller) Nelson
Feb 2, 1947 - Aug 24, 2008
Eddie LaJoyce Miller Nelson, 61, of Dallas passed away Sunday,
Aug. 24, 2008, at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.
Services will be 2 p.m.
Saturday at Scott Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
L. B. Armstrong
Aug 21, 1939 - Nov 1, 2008
L.B. Armstrong, 69, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 1,
2008, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Ross and Johnson
Mortuarychapel with Pastor David Wilson officiating.
Interment will follow at
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Morthary.
abt 1924 - Oct 27, 2008
Wilburn Lewis, 84, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 27,
2008, at Twilight Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at
First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., with Elder William
Lewis jr. officiating.
Interment will follow at
Arramgenents by Scott Funeral Home.
Charles Lowell Huckaby
Feb 17, 1953 - Feb 4, 1981
Charles Huckaby, 27, of Pasadena, Calif., died Feb. 4 in
Service was 1 p.m. Ross and Johnson Mortuary with the Rev. Paul
Curry officiating. Burial was at
He was a
1971 graduate of Corsicana High School and served in the
U.S. Air Force.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Pauline Huckaby, of
Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Byrd, of Lawton, Okla.,
Mrs. Gertrude Smith, of Rialto, Calif., and Mrs. Verne Franklin,
of Pasadena; two brothers, Donald Huckaby, of Pasadena, and
Cecil Huckaby, Jr., of Altadena, Calif.; nieces, nephews, and
- Son of Cecil R. Huckaby
& Pauline English
- Corsicana Weekly Light
(Corsicana, TX); 19 Feb 1981
Elsie (Page) Bell
1920 - Aug 11, 2020
- Shortly after celebrating the milestone of her
100th birthday, Elsie Page Bell peacefully entered
her heavenly home on August 11, 2020. Elsie was born
in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Gordon and Eula Page on
June 27, 1920. She graduated
Blooming Grove High
School in 1937 in a class of 11 girls and 11 boys.
In 1941, she graduated from Texas State College for
Women with a degree in Elementary Education.
Elsie moved to the Valley in the summer of 1942 to
begin her teaching career in Mercedes and in
McAllen. After the war, she met and married the love
of her life, Bob Bell, on February 16, 1946, and
made McAllen their home. They celebrated 57
wonderful years together.
Elsie was a loving and devoted wife, mother and
grandmother that will be sorely missed. She always
had a sweet smile and a sparkle in her beautiful
blue eyes. She was a member of Central Christian
Church. She served as a Cub Scout Den mother and for
over 60 years, played in two Bridge clubs. She
belonged to the Women's Auxiliary at the McAllen
Hospital where she worked in the gift shop for
several years. She was a wonderful cook and baker.
Elsie and her friend Hazel Robinson were known for
their specialty birthday cakes such as trains and
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband Bob and
his six siblings, her sister Melba (Gordon) Winfield
and her brother James (Virginia) Page. Remaining to
cherish her memory are her son Bobby (Lou Anne)
Bell, daughter Kay (Jim) Phillips; Grandchildren
Tracie (Michael) Cipriano, Lisa (Tim) Beno, Laura
Bledsoe, Lisa (Ross) McLaren, Devin Stiers, Trey
(Veronica) Phillips, Jeff (Sharon) Phillips and
Great Grandchildren Sophia, Carter, Elliott, Drew,
Sagan, Gabrel, Bela, Harrison and Megan. Also
surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to extend a special thank you
to her loving caregivers: Juanita Tamez, Maria Luisa
Garcia, and Mari Sanchez plus the Allstate Hospice
Due to Covid, there will be a private graveside
service officiated by Pastor Bill Hicks with a
Celebration of Life to be held in the future. In
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christ
Covenant Church, 1320 Nolana, McAllen, Texas 78504
or a charity of your choice.
- w/o Robert L. "Bob"
Bell, married Feb 16, 1946; d/o
Eula Lee (Alderman) Page both buried at Rose Hill
Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
- Elsie (Page) Bell is
buried at Roselawn Cemetery, McAllen, Hidalgo Co., TX
Robert Fredrick "Red" Keele
Sep 29, 1942 - Dec 7, 2022
"Red" Fredrick Keele passed away December 7, 2022,
at the age of 80.
Robert was born September 29, 1942 in Corsicana to
Frances Irene and Robert Lee Keele. Growing up in
the Cotton Mill community with his siblings Charles
Keele, Joyce Bullock, and Brenda Morris, Robert
liked fast cars. He owned a 1957 Impala that was
white with gold trim, as well as a Grand Torino.
Going to Corsicana schools through the 9th grade, he
loved boxing, watching sports on TV, and arguing.
Robert was a self-employed welder, and owned Red's
Welding Service in Corsicana. A member of Texas Iron
Workers, he traveled all over the world, including
Singapore and Hawaii. He liked to travel, and made
wonderful memories on a trip going to California
with his mother, as well as going to Branson with
his kids. In his free time, he enjoyed watching
sports on TV.
Robert was a loving father to his children Cindy,
Tonya, Lee, and Shane. His children, grandkids, and
great grandkids meant everything to him. He was a
very caring man, and counted the days his son Shane
and grandson Bryan came back from Iraq to be among
his best. Family was important to him, and he used
to drive through the cemetery to make sure that the
family plots were taken care of.
Robert was a bit of a comedian. He loved making
people laugh. His family will remember him telling
them, "I have to go home and get horizontal." He
loved to have coffee with his friends in the
morning, and was so proud to have gotten his
drivers' license on his 80th birthday. He was
especially happy to see it was good for eight years.
Robert leaves behind his daughter Cindy Elliot; his
daughter and son-in-law Tonya and Michael Morales;
his son and daughter-in-law Lee and Amy Keele; his
son and daughter-in-law Shane and Viviana Keele; his
grandchildren Bryan Keele, Stephanie Anzures, Amie
Kidwell, Isabel Bazan, Elisa Morales, Adam Morales,
Colton Keele, Frank Keele, Cailin Keele, and Jaylee
Keele ; his great grandchildren Brooklyn Wellborn,
Ava Keele, Kinsley Kidwell, Daxton Jewell, Nora
Anzures, Aaron Bazan, Elena Bazan, Cayden Keele,
Cooper Keele, Olivia Keele, plus one on the way; his
sister Brenda Morris; and numerous nieces, nephews
To honor Robert's life, a visitation with the family
will be Monday, December 12 at Corley Funeral Home
from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be Tuesday,
December 13 in the Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral
Home at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. Interment will
- s/o Robert Lee Keele and
Frances Irene (Brent) Fri., Dec. Keele
- Corley Funeral Home
- Submitted by
"Red" Keele, 80, of Corsicana passed away December
7, 2022. Visitation with family will be Monday,
December 12 at Corley Funeral Home from 6-8pm.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, December 13 in the
Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home at 2pm.
Interment will follow in
abt 1996 - May 15, 2021
Miranda, 25 of Corsicana departed from this world on
Saturday, May 15, 2021. Adrian had a passion for
music, art and his bike trails. Adrian impacted so
many of us with his kindness and silliness. He was
loving with his family especially his nieces and
nephews. We’ll remember his talent and all the
awards he won through his art. Adrian was loved by
all his aunts, uncles and so many cousins.
He was proceeded in death by his grandfather, Miguel
Miranda; grandmothers, Fermina Castaneda and
Manuella Gallegos; Uncle Sergio Alva. He is survived
by his parents, Jorge and Ana Miranda; brother,
Jorge Alonso Miranda and his wife Adriana and their
children, Anthony, Jadon, and Isabella; sister,
Elizabeth Saavedra and husband Cesar and their
children Aylen Kamila and Genisis Eliana;
grandfather, J Guadalupe Alva. He is also survived
by aunts and uncles, David Alva, J Guadalupe Alva,
Gustavo Alva, Mario Alva, Alfredo Alva, Patricia
Alva, Joel Alva, Sergio Alva II, Veronica Alva,
Primitivo Miranda, Alfonso Miranda, Justo Miranda,
Baldomero Miranda, Pedro Miranda, Yolanda Miranda,
Miguel Miranda, Rosenda Miranda and Heraclio
Miranda. And many more aunts, uncles, cousins and
Adrián Miranda, de 25 años, de Corsicana, partió de
este mundo el sábado 15 de mayo de 2021. Adrian
tenía una pasión por la música, el arte y sus
senderos para bicicletas. Adrian impactó a muchos de
nosotros con su amabilidad y sus bromas. Era
cariñoso con su familia, especialmente con sus
sobrinas y sobrinos. Recordaremos su talento y todos
los premios que ganó a través de su arte. Adrian era
amado por todas sus tías, tíos y tantos primos.
Al fallecer ya esta con su abuelito, Miguel Miranda;
abuelitas, Fermina Castaneda y Manuella Gallegos; su
tío, Sergio Alva. Le sobreviven sus padres, Jorge y
Ana Miranda; hermano, Jorge Alonso Miranda y su
esposa Adriana y sus hijos, Anthony, Jadon Alonzo e
Isabella Aryana; hermana, Elizabeth Saavedra y su
esposo Cesar y sus hijos Aylen Kamila y Genisis
Eliana; abuelo, J Guadalupe Alva. También le
sobreviven tías y tíos, David Alva, J Guadalupe
Alva, Gustavo Alva, Mario Alva, Alfredo Alva,
Patricia Alva, Joel Alva, Sergio Alva II, Verónica
Alva, Primitivo Miranda, Alfonso Miranda, Justo
Miranda, Baldomero Miranda, Pedro Miranda, Yolanda
Miranda, Miguel Miranda, Rosenda Miranda y Heraclio
Miranda. Y muchas más tías, tíos, primos y amigos
Visitation will be Monday, May 24th from 6-8pm at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Rosary will be at
7:00pm Monday, May 24th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home Chapel. Mass of Christian Burial will be
10:00am Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church. Burial will follow
- Submitted by
- Griffin - Roughton
Nov 20, 1933 - Feb 16, 2021
lost a husband, father, grandfather, great
grandfather and a friend to many when Roberto
Contreras passed away February 16, 2021 at his home
in Corsicana after a valiant effort in battling a
long term illness.
Roberto was born in Jimenez, Chihuahua Mexico on
November 20, 1933. He loved life and spending time
with family, especially his grandchildren, whom he
adored with all his heart.
Roberto became an orphan at the tender age of 13.
Through his drive and determination, he became a
self taught construction foreman, leading up to
managing his own business. Always dreaming big,
Roberto took a leap of faith and migrated to the US
in the 1960's. After working many years at Lynn
Manufacturing, Tom's Foods and JELD-WEN/Summit
Windows, Roberto decided to retire to spend more
time with family.
He was well known for being a prankster and a joker.
He was not the tallest, but was the toughest. He
loved going to the casinos, fishing with his sons,
loved to watch boxing matches and had a love/hate
relationship with the Texas Rangers. He was a God
fearing man with Christian values that he instilled
in he children along with the value of hard work,
treating people with respect and education.
Roberto's motto was "If you are going to do
something, do it right."
He is survived by his loving wife Lydia Contreras.
Daughters, Maria Lemus and husband Rafael, Araceli
Poston and husband David, Lydia Munoz and husband
Cesar, Maria Elena Contreras, Maria de la Luz
Contreras and Esther Noodwang and husband Jack.
Sons, Mario Contreras and wife Isabel, Luis
Contreras and wife Elisa, Robert Contreras and wife
Nancy, Enrique Contreras and wife Pilar, David
Contreras and wife Luz Maria. He is also survived by
numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren and
He is preceded in death by three sons, Jose Raul
Contreras, Ruben Contreras and Roberto Contreras II.
The family request any donations in honor of Roberto
to be made to Navarro County Ambulatory Care
Association, PO Box 518 Corsicana, Texas 75151.
"I am the resurrection and the life. The one who
believes in me will live, even though they die; and
whoever lives by believing in me will never die."
Visitation will be 6-8pm Tuesday, February 23, 2021
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service
will be 10 am Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon
Lewis Palos officiating. Burial will follow
Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Luis Contreras,
Mario Contreras, Robert Contreras, Cesar Munoz,
David Poston, Rafael Lemus.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Jacob Alan King
Oct 13, 2004 - May 18, 2021
Alan King of Corsicana passed from this life early
Tuesday morning, May 18, 2021. He was born October
13, 2004 in Richmond, Texas to Alan Paul and Amy
Helen Gann King.
Jacob was a member of Northside Baptist. He loved to
go to the car wash and watch the automatic machines.
When he could he was taken to airshows, car shows
and monster truck shows. He also liked to ride on
his granddads golf cart and mowers.
Jacob is survived by his parents, Alan and Amy King;
sister, Kimberly King Wiese; Aunts and Uncles, Donna
and Brad Carlisle, Cynthia and Jimmy Sharp, Ronald
Pinkerton. Also, numerous cousins and extended
Visitation will be Saturday afternoon from 1:00 pm
-2:00 pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral
Home. A celebration of life will follow at 2:00 pm
in the chapel with Dr. Daniel Harper from Northside
Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at
- s/o Alan Paul King & Amy
Helen (Gann) King
- Submitted by
William Leslie Mann
Feb 6, 1968 - May 17, 2021
Leslie Mann, 53 of Purdon, Texas passed away May 17,
2021 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1968
in Kansas City, Kansas to Robert Leslie Mann and
Gail Earlene Van Meter Mann. He attended North
Beaton Church of Christ in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa Regen Mann; mother,
Gail Mann; six children, Samantha Williamson and
husband Daniel, Jennifer Lewis and husband Brandon,
Elizabeth Minnick and husband William, Victoria
Jackson and husband Austin, William Henry Abbott and
Chelsea Jane Mann; ten grandchildren, Hayley, Cole,
Alijah, Amijah, Penny, Chase, Madi, Levi, Preslie,
Josie and one great grandchild, Jolee. He is also
survived by sister, Jennifer Draper and husband
Michael; uncle, Sonny Van Meter; nephews, Alex Cobb
and Austin Draper; father and mother-in-law, James
and Susie Regen and brother and sister-in-law, Jeff
and Leslye Ellis.
Graveside Funeral Service will be held at 3:00pm
Sunday, May 23, 2021 at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Steve Orbison
officiating. Pallbearers will be Austin, Jackson and
William Minnick, Daniel Williamson, Brandon Lewis,
Alijah Bell and Alex Cobb. Honorary Pallbearer will
be Chase Williamson.
- h/o Lisa (Regen) Mann;
s/o Robert Leslie Mann and Gail Earlene (Van Meter) Mann
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Howard Stanley Garnett
Jan 18, 1942 - May 24, 2021
Stanley Garnett, 79, passed away on Monday, May 24,
Howard was born January 18, 1942 in Kermit, Texas,
to the late Stanley Albert Garnett and Damma Aneita
Garnett. He was an avid outdoorsman and had a great
love for his family.
Howard served proudly in the Navy from 1962-1963. He
received a medical discharge and went on to have a
varied career. He was a hard worker and passed a
strong work ethic to his children.
Howard never met a stranger and enjoyed talking to
and meeting new people. He also enjoyed hunting,
fishing, and relaxing in nature with his family and
Howard was known to be generous. He also had a great
love for animals and would frequently bring home
stray dogs and cats. Howard was an eternal optimist
that always saw the best in others and the bright
side of any situation.
In later years, he took pride in his grandchildren
and their accomplishments. He loved telling them
outrageous stories from his life and making them
He is survived by his daughters: Teresa Ritchie,
Christina McGrath and husband, Max; sons: Justin
Garnett and wife, Esme, Josh Garnett and wife,
Charlotte; grandchildren: Heather, Rob, Rebekah,
Zachery, Ethan, McKenna, Amethyst, and Ares; great
grandchildren: Emily and Owen; sister: Ann Twomey
and husband, Jim; and niece Renee and nephew Scott.
The family has planned a Memorial Visitation,
Thursday, May 27, 2021 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the
Magnolia Chapel of Corley funeral home. Howard's
wishes were to be cremated and no additional
services will be held.
Arrangements especially for the Garnett family by
Corley Funeral Home.
Roy Edward Green
Dec 23, 1951 - May 10, 2021
Those who knew Roy Green best knew his signature
departure declaration well and continue celebrating
his life despite his untimely leave from the party
he believed life to be.
Roy Edward Green began his next great adventure at
his home on May 10, 2021 doing exactly what he loved
best: admiring his freshly mowed lawn, a cold beer
and Ms. Dalia's liver and onions, after socializing
with Cyndi and Jimmy Dan and having picked up plants
for his wife, Maria.
Born December 23, 1951 in Corsicana, Texas, Roy was
a son of Frost, TX and was a proud Frost Polar Bear.
He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from
Austin College in Sherman, Texas. As an educator,
Roy served countless children in Texas public
schools through teaching, coaching, then advancing
to Principal and Superintendent for 25 years.
Roy continued in his pursuit to support education
and educators statewide during his service with the
Texas Education Agency for 10 years, preceding his
Roy is survived by his wife, Maria Green (her
daughter, Brittney), his children and grandchildren:
Ben Green (son James), Sally Bitner (husband Darrin,
son Billy Mack), family and special friends too
numerous to list, but not forgotten.
Roy is reunited with his parents, Bobbie Jean and
Marion R. Green and his brother, Rickey Green. The
Green family is comforted in their knowledge of the
Heavenly family reunion now underway.
A Celebration of Life honoring Roy will be held on
July 11, 2021 at The American Legion Hall in
Giddings, TX. at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers or
memorials, donations can be made in Roy's name to
the Frost Methodist Church or the Frost Cemetery
Association in Frost, TX.
Gloria Alice (Scott)
July 13, 1924 - May 22, 2021
Alice Scott Roberts, 96 years of age, went to be
with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 22,
Gloria is survived by two daughters, Carol Roberts
(of Little Elm, TX) and Karen Files (of Frisco, TX),
and her son-in-laws Wesley Moore and Roger Files.
Seven grandchildren: Kimberly Hollingsworth Gorden,
Amber Hollingsworth Finn, Jennifer Files Hood,
Christopher Files, Jeffrey Files, Kasee Moore
Thomas, and Jay Moore and eleven great-grandchildren
called her MeMaw, and were the love of her life. She
is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years,
Jerry Darrell Roberts, as well as one brother and
Gloria was born July 13, 1924 in Beaumont, TX, where
she grew up and married. In 1960, she and Jerry
moved to Corsicana, TX, where they operated White's
Auto Store until retiring in 1983. They were active
members of Northside Baptist Church and First
Baptist Church in Corsicana. To spend more time with
their family, the couple moved to Denton, TX in
2002. They resided at Good Samaritan Denton Village
and became members of Highland Baptist Church.
Several years after Jerry passed away, Gloria moved
to Bethesda Gardens, an assisted living facility in
Frisco, TX. She resided there for over five years,
before having a traumatic head injury from a fall.
Her sweet and caring personality always brought her
A graveside service will be held at
Cemetery in Corsicana, Tx on May 27, 2021 at 2
Gloria's family would like to extend a special thank
you to loving caregivers at Bethesda Gardens of
Frisco, as well as to Hospice Select of Dallas, Tx.
- Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 25, 2021
- Submitted by
Jerry Darrell Roberts; d/o
Robert Joseph Scott, Jr. & Nannie Nevada (Lewis) Scott
[buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX]
Oct 7, 1926 - Apr 23, 2021
Weber, of Mason, MI, passed away peacefully on April
23, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She
enjoyed being a Corsicana resident from 1956 to
She was born on October 7, 1926, in Wabash, IN, to
Rosa Mary Brosnan Martin and George Louis Martin.
She graduated from St. Francis University in Fort
Wayne, IN. On June 18, 1949, Betsy married Bernard
Patrick (Pat) Weber III. She taught Middle School
English until she began to raise their family. She
and Pat made their homes from coast to coast, mainly
in Corsicana, TX, and Mason, MI. While in Corsicana,
Betsy was very active with the Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church and School.
Betsy is survived by her children, Mary Lynn
(Russell, deceased), Painton; Nancy Marie (Timothy)
Sinnott; Elizabeth Rose (Michael) Redline; Bernard
Patrick Weber IV; Jeanie (Chris) Droscha; Barbara
Weber Smith; Sue Ellen Clark; JoAnne (Bill) Kean;
Michael Joseph (Kari) Weber; one brother, Robert
(Ellie) Martin; and by 26 grandchildren and 32
She was preceded in death by her husband, Pat, and
her youngest son, Benjamin Anthony (Ben), along with
four sisters, Kathryn; Cecilia Theresa (Sister
Floretta, C.S.J.); Mary Jane; Louise Marie (Sister
Maureen, C.S.J.) and two brothers, John and George
Betsy was a strong woman of family and faith. She
devoted herself to her children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren. Betsy's deep faith was evident
in her everyday life by her regular visits to
Church, her scripture reading and praying the
Rosary. She was an amazing, loving, spirited and
funny Mother who will be sorely missed.
Music was a big part in her life, from playing the
piano to dancing with her husband, especially during
the Saturday Night Lawrence Welk Show. She had an
excellent singing voice and was a remarkable
Visitation was held on April 27 at Watkins Brothers
Funeral Home in Laingsburg, MI. The Rosary was
prayed and the Mass of Christian Burial was
celebrated on April 28 at St. James Catholic Church
in Mason, MI. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic
Cemetery in Lansing, MI.
Donations in Betsy's memory may be made to: St.
James Catholic Church, 1010 S. Lansing Street, Mason
MI 48854: to Ingham County Right To Life, P. O. Box
954, Holt, MI 48842; or to a charity of your choice.
Oct. 9, 1940 - Jun 1, 2021
Kerley Lowe, of Kerens Texas, passed away on June 1,
2021 at the age of 80. She was born on October 9,
1940 to Joseph Weldon Kerley and Masile Mitchell
Kerley. She Married her late husband in 1957. Anne
worked various jobs in the oil and gas business. She
had many interests which included, quilting,
gardening, reading, and playing on the computer. She
was a member of the Church of Christ in Kerens.
Anne is survived by her daughters, Renee, Andrea and
husband, Bruce; grandchildren, Joel and wife,
Chandra, Krystle and husband, Mark, Rhys and wife,
Pam; great-grandsons, Bradley, Wesley, Lane,
Great-granddaughter, Spencer; Sister in laws;
Vivian, Barbara and Sandi; and several nieces,
nephews and other loving relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents Joseph
Weldon and Masile Kerley; brother, Joe W. Kerley;
and husband Thomas M. Lowe (Boe). A small memorial
service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday June 12,
2021 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens Tx. Mr. Jimmy
Glenn will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers we ask that you make a memorial
donation to The Kerens Library or The Kerens
- Published on Mon., Jun
- Submitted by
K aren Rost
Jacob Montgomery Cole
Nov 17, 1993 - Jun 1, 2021
honor of Jacob Montgomery Cole,there will be a
memorial June 26, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the University
of North Texas (UNT), Denton, Texas. Jacob is a 2012
Corsicana High School Honor Graduate and a 2016
Magna Cum Laude,Graduate from the Engineering
Department at the University of North Texas.
He is preceded in death by his "MeMe" Betty Arnett.
Jacob is survived by his sister, Macy; brother, Sam;
mother, Stacey and husband Glenn Stewart;father,
Monty Cole; "PawPaw" Ronnie and wife Luan Arnett;
"Granny and PawPaw" Melinda and Ken Wade;cousin,
Lela Arnett; aunt and uncle, Melissa and Darren
Arnett and many more loving cousins.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make your
donation to Jacob Cole Scholarship Foundation at UNT.
Secure online gifts may be made through https://one.unt.edu/giving/college-of-engineering
Please select "Other" and designate Jacob Montgomery
Cole Memorial Scholarship.
Jan (Dillman) Brashear
Nov. 23, 1938 - June 26, 2021
Dillman Brashear gained her wings on June 26, 2021.
Jan was born on November 23, 1938 in Drumright,
Oklahoma to George and Nola Mae Dillman. Jan
attended and graduated from Morgan City High School
in 1956. She then met and married her husband of 64
years on September 7, 1957 in Morgan City,
Louisiana. This union brought their daughter Mary
Brashear-Jurkewicz on July 9, 1968 in Dallas, Texas.
Jan was known for her gift of crocheting beautiful
afghans and her talented sewing projects. Jan had a
true love for reading and could often be found with
her face in a book. She also enjoyed spending time
with her friends. She made fast friends with
everyone she met, especially those who worked at the
establishments she frequently visited.
Jan was preceded in death by her parents George and
Nola Mae Dillman, her in laws Harold and Beatrice
Brashear, nephew Marvin Curtis Brashear and
sister-in-law Nancy Brashear Dunlap.
Jan is survived by her husband Myron Brashear of
Kerens, daughter Mary Brashear and husband Mike
Jurkewicz of Tucson, Arizona, her sister Barbara and
husband Joe Vidos of Morgan City Louisiana, brothers
in law Nolan and wife Janie Brashear of Berwick,
Louisiana and Marvin and wife Barbara Brashear of
Pennsylvania, as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Debbie Landry and
Clear Lake Home Health and Hospice for the wonderful
care they gave Jan. At Jan's requests no services
will be held.
Arrangements especially for the Brashear Family by
Corley Funeral Home.
Everette Richardson, Jr.
abt 1971 - Jun 4, 2021
Everette Richardson, Jr. , 50 of Dallas, TX. passed
June 4, 2021 in Desoto,TX.. Funeral services are 12
noon, Saturday, June 12, 2021 at
Memorial Park, 501 Bunert Road, Corsicana, TX.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary
White Gregg Steele
Aug 18, 1890 - Jan 17, 1961
Thursday Rites For W. G. Steele, 70, are
scheduled Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel. Dr. L. L. McCutcheon, pastor of the
Presbyterian church at Streetman, and Rev. Price
Matheison, Streetman First Baptist pastor, will
officiate. Interment will be in
A native of Streetman, Steele died early Tuesday
in Dallas following an extended illness. He was
a retired carpenter and was a member of the
Masonic Lodge at Winkler. He was a long-time
resident of Streetman.
Survivors, other than the widow of Dallas are
three sons, Roger Steele, Phoenix, Ariz.;
Richard Steele, Dallas, and Kenneth Steele,
Grand Saline; one daughter, Mrs. Genevieve
Martin, Dallas; six grandchildren; two sisters,
Mrs. H. G. Chandler, Dallas, and Mrs. Jack
Glass, Old Ocean, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Sydney, Joel, Storey and T.
C. Steele, Tom Chandler, Jack Junior Glass and
Ben Bailey, Jr.
W. G. Steele, 70, Dies In
W. G. Steele, 70, native of Streetman, died early Tuesday in
Dallas after an extended illness.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Corley’s but services
probably will be held Thursday. Interment is to be in the
Steele, a retired carpenter, was a member of the Masonic Lodge
at Winkler. He was a long-time resident of Streetman.
Survivors, other than the widow of Dallas, are three sons, Roger
Steele, Phoenix, Ariz.; Richard Steele, Dallas and Kenneth
Steele, Grand Saline; one daughter, Mrs. Geneviene Martin,
Dallas; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. H. G. Chandler,
Dallas, and Mrs. Jack Glass, Old Ocean, and other relatives.
Mar. 18, 1894 - Feb. 12, 1979
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Jewell Steele, 84, resident of Dallas and
formerly of Streetman, who died Monday at Lancaster.
The Rev. Dale Smith officiated, with burial following at
She was born March 18, 1894, in Quanah.
Survivors include three sons, Roger L. Steele of Phoenix,
Ariz., Richard Steele of Dallas, and Kenneth Steele of Grand
Saline; a daughter, Mrs. Michael G. Costello of Dallas; two
sisters, Mrs. Elery Steele of Gladewater and Mrs. Evelyn
Bailey of Fort Worth; nine grandchildren and five
Florene (Trompler) Grounds
Mar 17, 1927 - Dec 4, 2022
Trompler Grounds was born March 17, 1927, in Malone,
Texas to Henry Paul and Gertrude Ida (Muesse)
Trompler. She went to be with Jesus on December 4,
2022, in Corsicana, Texas
with all five of her beautiful children by her side.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her
husband, Harry Lee Grounds, brothers, Halmut
Trompler, Buddy Trompler, sisters, Leona Radke and
Frances Hollingsworth and grandson, Luke Grounds.
Survived by daughters, Diana (Ken) Goode, Brenda
(James) Stubbs, sons, Harry Gene (Cheryl) Grounds,
Donnie (Mandy) Grounds, Terry (Tommie Batson)
Grounds. Grandchildren, Missy (Chris) Lassiter,
Michael (Amanda) Goode, Tammy (Cavan) Craddock,
Marty (Katherine) Goode, J.D. (Statia Stanford)
Stubbs, Weston (Candace) Grounds, Walker (Becca)
Grounds, Lee (Brittany) Grounds, Noah (Katlyn)
Grounds, Hayden (Kayla) Grounds, Holden (Cassie)
Grounds. Great Grandchildren Cody (Dawn) Goode,
Mikaela (Connor) Mebane, Carley Goode, Everett
Craddock, Austin Goode, London Goode, Leighton
Grounds, Langston Grounds, Hadley Grounds and Heidi
Grounds. Great-Great Grandchild, Maverick Mebane.
And a host of nieces and nephews.
Florene grew up on a farm in Malone, working in the
fields, raising all their own food. She went to
Savage School where she loved to play sports. She
was confirmed in the Lutheran Church and then saved
and baptized in the Baptist Church. She loved the
Lord and from the time she was a child she studied
the Word of God in depth. She was a fierce prayer
warrior pleading the blood of Jesus over her loved
ones always. She left the family many handwritten
notes and letters pouring out her heart and praying
over them. She met Harry Lee in Frost, Texas at a
party in 1944. She picked him out of all the guys to
go walking with her. She then told the other girls
that Harry Lee was hers. They were married on
December 22, 1944. They loved to go square dancing
together. Florene wrote, “I always found rest in
those big arms that held me tight.” Florene was a
homemaker for most of her life, but she did work at
the Hat Factory and Collin Street Bakery. But her
favorite job was being a mother and she always
called her babies “my beautiful children” when she
was addressing them in her writing. They brought her
great blessings. Florene loved Christmas with her
family, and she always worked all month getting
ready for her family party that was full of food,
games, songs, reading the Christmas story and lots
of laughter. She loved to go on vacations and
adventures with her family members, but especially
loved her trips to Branson with Harry Lee. She is
now on her greatest adventure of all, the one she
longed for, exploring the heavens.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Michael Goode,
Marty Goode, J.D. Stubbs, Weston Grounds, Walker
Grounds, Lee Grounds, Noah Grounds, Hayden Grounds
and Holden Grounds.
The family would like to thank Twilight Nursing Home
and Hand In Hand Hospice for all their help in
taking care of Momma. A special thank you to all the
sitters who helped the family take care of her.
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 1
p.m., Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana,
Texas. Service will follow at 2 p.m. in Griffin
Roughton Chapel. Officiated by Bro. Ken Goode and
Bro. Gary Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery 700 S FM 2555 Corsicana,
Visitation will be Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from
1 - 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral
Home. Funeral services will follow at 2pm with Bro.
Ken Goode and Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial
will be at
- Submitted by Mandy
- w/o Harry Lee Grounds
married Dec. 22, 1944; d/o Henry Paul & Gertrude Ida (Muesse)
James Adolphus Martin, Sr.
Dec 25, 1908 - Mar 20, 1976
James A. Martin
Wake services will be held from 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana for James A. Martin,
67, resident of Dawson, who died Saturday at Providence Hospital
The remains will be in state at the First Baptist Church, Main
Street, in Dawson from 2 p.m. Wednesday until service time.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist
Church in Dawson. The Rev. Paul Curry, Second Mission Baptist
Church of Corsicana will officiate, and burial will be at
Spring Hill Cemetery
in Dawson. Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home in
He was a member of Second Mission Baptist Church and member of
the Pride of Dawson Lodge No. 134 AF&AM.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mayme B. Martin of Dawson; a
daughter, Mrs. Shirley Martin Driver of Reston, Va.; a son,
James A. Martin of II of Alexandria, Va., his mother, Mrs.
Maymie E. Martin of Dawson; two sisters, Mrs. Ernestine Chavers
of Waco and Mrs. Erma Jean Chenault of Detroit, Michigan; his
grandmother, Mrs. Josie P. Martin of Pelham, three nieces, three
nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers include William McHamlett, H. R. Primm, William
Mitchell, Walter Davis, Michael Heiskell and Ron Heiskell.
Garlon Dwain Gordon
Aug 11, 1926 - Jul 15, 2007
Gordon, age 81, died peacefully on Wednesday, August
15, 2007. Garlon was born August 11, 1926, in
Blooming Grove, Texas, to Fred Gordon and Hattie
Sisson. He married Juannelle White. They resided in
Lubbock, Texas, where he was a dedicated employee of
Southwestern Public Service for 39 years before
retiring in 1986. After retirement he and his wife
moved to Georgetown, Texas.
Garlon is survived by his wife, Juannell Gordon;
sons, Cary Gordon and wife Charolette of Lago Vista,
Texas; Craig Gordon of Cedar Park, Texas; Brent
Gordon and wife Sue of Austin, Texas; grandsons,
Chris Touchton and wife Sarah of Lago Vista,
Texas;Michael Gordon of Austin, Texas;
granddaughters, Ashley Gordon of Austin, Texas,
Stacey Gordon of Cedar Park, Texas; great grandson,
Colt Touchton of Lago Vista, Texas; sisters, Sue
Bumpass of San Antonio, Texas and Eula Eubank of
Fort Worth, Texas.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00
P.M. Thursday, August 16, 2007 at the Cook-Walden
Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown, Texas. Graveside
services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday,
August 17, 2007 at the I.O.O.F Cemetery in
Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home, 2900
Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628
Leonard Gary Gordon
May 25, 1919 - Sep 19, 1983
Services for Leonard G. Gordon, 64, of Rt. 7 Lubbock
are pending with Resthaven Funeral Home.
Gordon died Monday morning in Methodist Hospital
after a brief illness.
He was born at Blooming Grove, Texas and moved to
Lubbock in 1944. He was a retired mechanic and had
worked for McWhorter's Truck Center. He was a
veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post
2466.. During the war, Pvt. Leonard Gordon, was
awarded the Combat Infantry Badge for service in
combat against the Japanese. He served 19 months
overseas and earned the award for his part in
defending Hill 129, Bougainville, Island. He was
also stationed in New Hebrides and Guadalcanal. He
was a Baptist. He married Oletha N. Frazier on
February 9, 1948 at Seminole, Texas. To their union
were born three children, Gary Lee Gordon, Larry Dee
Gordon and Pamela Sue Gordon. They later divorced in
1965. Leonard Gordon later married Colmenza Marie
Phillips on September 24, 1975 at Lubbock, Texas.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Gordon; one son,
Gary Gordon of San Antonio; a daughter, Pamela Sue
Gordon Brannon of Wilson, Texas and stepson, James
Patrick Gordon of Lubbock. Other children include a
stepson, Marvin Cotton of Iowa, two stepdaughters,
Patricia Daniel of Lubbock and Lois Lucht of
Wisconsin. Also surviving are a brother, Garlon
Dwain Gordon of Lubbock; two sisters, Mentie Sue
Bumpass of San Antonio and Eula Mae Eubanks of Fort
Worth; and four grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents and son,
Larry Dee Gordon.
Feb 28, 1892 - Feb 24, 1972
P. J. Curry
STREETMAN—Paul J. Curry, 79, a life-long resident of
Streetman and the area, died Thursday morning in
Freestone County Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Birdston Community, he was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Curry who were pioneers of the area.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Streetman’s
First Baptist Church in Streetman. Burial will be in
Cade Cemetery here under direction of Cade Funeral Home.
Officiating will be the Rev. Jack Smith and the Rev. Bob
Pallbearers will be Ralph Howell, Billy McConnico,
George Sims, Gilbert Milner, Clark Loper, and Wally
Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the First
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Margie Hoskins of
Fairfield; a son, Paul Ray Curry of Garland; four
grandchildren; five brothers, Charles Curry of Houston,
Bonham Curry of Dallas, Jess Curry of Libhart, Morris
Curry of Dallas, and Tommy Curry of Montgomery; three
sisters, Mrs. Thelma Burks, and Sophie Currie, both of
Malakoff, and Mrs. Minnie Anderson of Athens.
Martha (Holmes) Bonner
Apr 24, 1898 - Dec 25, 1972
Mrs. H. Bonner
Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 today at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Hayes Bonner of Corsicana.
Mrs. Bonner was a native of Corsicana, and a member of
Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Rev. McCord was to conduct the service and burial was to be in
Mrs. Bonner is survived by one son; Andrew Bonner of Odessa;
four daughters, Mrs. Robert Boyd of Eureka, Mrs. Terry Fluker of
Lake Jackson, Mrs. Jeff Womack of Kilgore, and Mrs. Alton Hughes
of Arlington; one sister, Mrs. D. A. Nichols of Corsicana; one
brother, Robert L. Holmes of Dallas; 17 grandchildren and three
Pallbearers were to be Leroy Bonner, Richard Bonner, Jim Bonner,
John Hughes, D. H. Hughes, and C. D. Holmes.
Dec 19, 1900 - Dec 26, 1972
KERENS—Roy Crawford, retired construction worker, Kerens
native and life-long resident, died early Tuesday in
Maywood Manor Rest Home here.
Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the
Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Olin Boles, pastor
of First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Minnie Crawford of
Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Nathan Cook of Memphis, Tenn.;
and two granddaughters.
Lilla Edith (Owens) Kyser
Nov 29, 1906 - May 28, 1972
Mrs. Lilla Kyser
KERENs—M rs. Lilla Kyser, 66, died Sunday in Temple’s
Scott-White Hospital. Services are pending with Paschal Funeral
She was born in Henderson County and lived most of her life
The past ten years she had lived in Temple.
Survivors include her husband, Eldridge Kyser of Temple; a son,
James Kyser of Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Kay Reeder of Temple; her
mother, Mrs. D. F. Owens of Palestine; four sisters, Mrs. Urcy
Bar, Mrs. Glen Hervey and Mrs. Agnes Kersey, all of San Antonio,
and Mrs. Bessie Thernall of Longview; three brothers, Elam Owens
of Fort Worth, Alvah Owens of Palestine, and Earl Owens of
Garland; two grandchildren.
Quanah Talmage Beasley
Mar 31, 1921 - Feb 11, 1972
Q. T. Beasley
KERENS—Q. T. Beasley, 49, died Friday in Corsicana.
Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home
Chapel with the Rev. John Gordon officiating. Burial will be in
He was carpenter and had lived in Corsicana for the past three
years. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Oren Pickering of Corpus
Christi, Mrs. Undine Chrisman of Mineral Wells, and Mrs. Wanda
Beene of Roanoke; four brothers, P. C. Beasley of Corsicana, O.
L. Beasley of Premont, W. A. Beasley of Dallas and Thomas
Beasley of Corsicana.
Thomas Taft Beasley
Feb 24, 1909 - Apr 20, 1972
T. T. Beasley
KERENS—Thomas T. Beasley, 63, a resident of Corsicana For the
past several years, died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital
after a long illness.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Paschal Funeral Home
Chapel with Bruce Hibbit officiating. Assisting him will be the
Rev. Bill Grimes.
Burial will follow in
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Oren Pickering of Corpus
Christi, Mrs. Undine Chrisman of Mineral Wells and Mrs. Wanda
Beene of Roanoke; three brothers, T. C. Beasley of Corsicana, O.
L. Beasley of Premont and W. A. Beasley of Dallas.
Hauty Lane (Evens)
May 6, 1884 - Nov 15, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled to be at 2 p.m. Saturday
at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Haughty
Bridges, 88, of Gunter who died Wednesday at Gunter.
Ernie Cadro Sr., Church of Christ minister, will
officiate, and burial will be at
Survivors include a grandson, William Bridges of New
Orleans, La.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Bartine
Dickerson of Garland, Mrs. Margaret Wilkinson of
Victoria, and Mrs. Nancy Hous of Pasadena, Tex.; and
five great-grandchildren; and a niece, Mrs. Bernice
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 9, 1972
- Submitted by
- w/o William Lafayette
Bridges married Nov 4, 1906; d/o William Frances Ambrose
Evans and Mary Elizabeth (Lane) Evens (son is Willard
Ambrose Bridges, daughter is Mary Alma (Bridges) Lane
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Haughty Bridges, 88, of
Gunter, who died Wednesday there. Ernie Cadro, Sr., Church of
Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at
Board Tree Cemetery.
Survivors include a grandson, three granddaughters, five
great-grandchildren and a niece.
Pallbearers will be Aubry Matthews, Frank Dunn, Lonnie Wells, W.
W. Plemons, Ronald Dickerson and Leslie Weaver.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at a local funeral home
for Mrs. Hauty Bridges, 88, Gunter, Texas, with Erate Cadro,
Sr., Church of Christ minister officiating.
Burial was in the
Board Tree Cemetery.
She is survived by one grandson, three granddaughters, five
great-grandchildren and a niece.
Jul 27, 1891 - Sep 27, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Church of
the Living God for Will Brooks, 81, who died Tuesday. The paster
Elder Alex Rainey, will officiate. Burial will be in
Silent Grove Cemetery
at Cheneyboro under direction of Scott Funeral Home.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Brooks; two daughters, Mrs.
Rosie Mae Brown, Powell and Mrs. Maydester Stevenson, Fort
Worth; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one
brother; and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Church of the
Living God for Will Brooks, 81, who died Tuesday. The pastor,
Elder Alex Rainey, officiated, and burial was in
Silent Grove Cemetery
Survivors include his widow, two daughters, five grandchildren,
a brother and other relatives.
Martha (Green) Zimmermon
Oct 26, 1898 - Nov 25, 1972
STREETMAN—Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Friday at
the Macedonia Baptist Church in Streetman for Mrs. Martha
Zimmermon, 74, of Streetman, who died Saturday at a nursing home
Rev. L. L. Sheffield will officiate, and burial will be at
near Corsicana. Funeral services are under the direction of
Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include five sons, three daughters, 19 grandchildren,
17 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Henry Blair, Jr. Rev.
Oct 8, 1889 - Jan 3, 1972
The Rev. Henry Blair, Jr, 82, native of Navarro County died
Monday at Mel-Haven Nursing Home. Services will be Saturday at 2
p.m. from the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. James
Cheney, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the
Son of the late Rev. and Mrs. Henry Blair, Sr., he was born Oct.
8, 1889. A licensed and ordained minister, he had pastored for
over 60 years. He was a member of the Harmony Baptist District
which he had served as moderator and was serving as treasurer at
the time of his death.
Rev. Blair was also a member of the Galilee Griggs District and
served as a missionary. He has served as pastor of the following
churches; Bounds Chapel, Richland, Bethlem and Corinth, Emhouse;
Astronia, Italy; Goodwill, Streetman; and Olive Grove of
Blooming Grove, where he retired in 1969 after 32 years of
Other churches which he has served include Jackson Spring Hill,
Tyler; Mt. Moriah, Barry; St. James, Hester Grove Community;
Ebenezer, Powell; and Bethany, Corsicana, where he was pastor at
the time of his death.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lelar Blair; six sons, Willis,
Curtis, Robert, O. C. and the Rev. Leroy Blair, all of Dallas,
and Claude Blair of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Josephine Mitchell of
Muleshoe; seven brothers, Amos, John and Benjamin Blair of
Corsicana, Wesley Blair of Dallas, the Rev. B. C. Blair of
Bakersfield, Calif., the Rev. H. Blair of Stewards Mill and
Cleophus Blair of Fairfield; one sister, Mrs. Norris Jones of
Tulare, Calif.; 39 grandchildren; 50 great-grandchildren; and
Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers. Calhoun directs.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 7, 1972
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Joe Anna
(Owens) Blair married Feb 22, 1908 2nd wife Sina S. (Herron)
Blair married Jul. 6, 1932 3rd wife Lelar (Bennett) Blair
married Jun. 2, 1969; s/o Rev. Henry Blair, Sr. & Fanny
Apr 6, 1908 - Sep 29, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell for Leon Campbell, 64, of
Powell who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. W. H. Weathers will officiate, and burial will be in the
Elm Flat Community
Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of the services.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertha Campbell of Powell; a
sister, Mrs. Esther Brisco; a brother, Cleo Campbell; and
several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at
Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell for Leon Campbell, 64, of
Powell who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. W. H. Weathers will officiate, and burial will be in
Elm Flat Community
Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of services.
Survivors include his widow, a sister, a brother and several
nieces and nephews.
Jan 2, 1932 - Aug 2, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer
Baptist Church, Elm Flat Community, Powell, for Mrs. Jessie L.
Green, 39, who died Wednesday at Dallas Doctors Hospital.
Burial will be in Elm
Flat Community Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home of Corsicana
will be directing.
Mrs. Green was born Jan. 2, 1932, in Navarro County. She was the
daughter of the late Andrew Wright Sr. and Artie Lee Nelson
In 1950 she married Leonard Lawrence Jr. in Navarro County and
later in December 1950 she married Ted Green of Corsicana.
Mrs. Green joined the Ebenezer Baptist Church at an early age.
While she lived in Dallas she attended the Peoples Baptist
Church until her health failed, but did not change her
Survivors include a son, Gary L. Lawrence of Dallas; her mother,
Mrs. Artie Lee Wright, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy
Lawrence of Powell, Mrs. Theresa Sirls of Dallas and Mrs. Peggy
Modester of Abilene; a brother, Andrew Wright Jr. of Dallas; two
grandchildren; and other relatives.
Services for Mrs. Jessie L. Green, 39, Dallas, were at 2 p.m.
Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat community.
Burial was in Elm Flat
Cemetery under direction of Scott Funeral Home.
A native of Navarro County, she had joined Ebenezer Baptist
Church at an early age and although she had moved away, had
retained her church membership there.
Surviving are a son, two grandchildren, her mother, three
sisters, a brother and other relatives.
Buford Loyce Benfield
May 24, 1918 - Jan 13, 1972
Loyce Benfield, 53, resident of Corsicana since 1940 died early
Thursday in the Temple VA hospital. A native of Jester, Texas,
he was a veteran of World War II.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Westminister
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating.
Burial will be in the
Dawson Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
He is survived by his widow; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard
Benfield of Angus; two brothers, Edwin Benfield of Dallas and
Nathan Benfield of Retreat, and two sisters, Mrs. Jenette McEwin
of Houston and Mrs. Jack Hedrick of Portland, Texas.
Joyce Marie (Dyer) Humbert
Sep 20, 1937 - May 17, 2021
Marie Dyer Humbert was born September 20, 1937 in
Corsicana, Texas to Willie Eugene Dyer and Mary Elta
Ellis. She was the youngest of ten children. She
went to be with the Lord on May 17, 2021. Joyce
married Marcus Edwin Humbert on June 1, 1956. She
was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana
She was preceded in death by her parents, 5
brothers, Thomas Dyer and his wife Juanita, Ira Lee
Dyer and wife Lola, Bennie Dyer, Buford Dyer and WA
Dyer and wife Iona; three sisters, Evalena Pate and
husband Doug, Erma Matthew and her husband Bart, and
Emma Brewer and husband Aubrey. She is survived by
her sister, Henrietta Ellis of Farmers Branch;
sister-in-law, Kay Beth Jackson of Arlington and
sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Bill and Lucy
Humbert of Angel Fire, New Mexico; daughters',
Deborah Crow and husband Donnie of Waxahachie, Donna
Whittenburg and husband Gaylon of Corsicana, Dana
Lord and husband Cliff of Coolidge. Grandchildren,
Trey and Bridget Crow, Mark and Veronica Crow, Jeff
and Dawn Roddy, Brandi and Chad Hildebrand, Clayton
Lord and Colton Lord; great grandchildren, Madalyn,
Carson, Lauren and Jackson Crow, Stefani, Hector,
Jaden and Ella Crow, Albert Fuller, Dalton Roddy,
Anna and Delia Wiggins. She is also survived by
numerous nieces, nephews and family.
The family would also like to thank the staff at The
Village at Heritage Oaks for all their love and
care. We could not have provided the care needed
that last two and a half years without you. We love
and appreciate you all.
Visitation will be Thursday, May 20, 2021 from
10:00am - 11:00am at First Baptist Church. Funeral
Service will follow at 11:00am at First Baptist
Church with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Burial
will follow at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be
Danny Dyer, Rickey Dyer, Lowell Dyer, Mark Jackson,
Mark Crow, Clayton Lord. Honorary Pallbearer Lanny
Dyer and Pat Brewer.
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
Marcus Edwin Humbert married
June 1, 1956.;
d/o Willie Eugene
Dyer & Mary Elta (Ellis) Dyer
Feb 27, 1931 - Mar 26, 2021
Jackson Robinson, more commonly known to most as
Jack Robinson, was born on February 27, 1931 in
Lufkin, Texas as the youngest of 8 siblings. Jack
lived a full and very active life for 90 years. Jack
married the love of his life Billie, and they
recently celebrated 69 years of marriage. After
serving in the Army during the Korean War, Jack &
Billie settled in Houston, Texas and raised their
three sons, Jay, Barry and Rodney. Jack worked as an
office manager for many years and eventually became
a plant manager in a support company for the
He also served as part-time music minister at
different churches and he and his wife had a nursing
home and senior living facility ministry for many
years. In 1978, Jack and Billie moved to Corsicana,
Texas to make a home and retire comfortably.
Jack was preceded in death by his son Jay. He is
survived by his wife Billie and his two sons, Barry
and wife Sharon and Rodney and wife Brenda. He is
also survived by three grandsons, three great
grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jack had a favorite verse in the Bible which he kept
true in his heart.
No power in the sky above or in the earth
below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be
able to separate us from the love of God that is
revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 (NLT)
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 31 from 6-8 p.m.
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services
will be at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 1 at
US ARMY KOREA
- h/o Billie Robinson;
s/o Sidney Robinson & Ennis (Oates) Robinson
Apr 8, 1951 - Mar 8, 2021
Johnson of Corsicana passed from this life on
Monday, March 8, 2021. She was born on April 8,
She attended the Corsicana Cowboy Church until Covid
restricted her from attending. She is preceded in
death by her parents; brother, PeeWee Willis; sister
Nancy Willis and an infant son.
Johnnie is survived by her son Frank Johnson and
daughter Trixie Williams; grandchildren, Angel
Johnson, Logan Johnson, Abrum Williams, Chamberlyn
Rogers, Ayreanna Rogers, Keebler Williams, Justin
Glaze, and Destinee Johnson; one great grandson Keon
Williams. She is also survived by one brother and
sister, and numerous extended family members.
Visitation will be 12:00pm - 2:00pm Saturday March
13, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside
Funeral Service will follow at 3:00pm at
- Submitted by
Willis Johnson, 69, of Corsicana, passed away on
Monday, March 8, 2021. Burial will be at
She was born on April 8, 1951, in Mitchell County,
Texas, to the late Calvin W. and Virginia Ruth
Criddle Willis. She attended the Corsicana Cowboy
Church until Covid restricted her from attending.
She was preceded in death by her brother, PeeWee
Willis; sister Nancy Willis; and an infant son.
Survivors include her son, Frank Johnson; daughter,
Trixie Williams; grandchildren, Angel Johnson, Logan
Johnson, Abrum Williams, Chamberlyn Rogers, Ayreanna
Rogers, Keebler Williams, Justin Glaze, and Destinee
Johnson; great-grandson, Keon Williams; a brother; a
sister; and numerous extended family members
David Amos Harwell
Mar 30, 1937 - Nov 6, 2022
David Amos Harwell
passed away November 6, 2022, at the age of 85.
David was born March 30, 1937 in Corsicana to Amos
Ransom and Charlette Frances Harwell. His father was
a mechanic while his mother took care of the home,
and he grew up in Tupelo, Texas with his siblings
Nell, Jeff, Richard, Andy, Ollie, Margaret, and Dan.
David enjoyed all his family, but he was especially
close to his brother Jeff. Close in age, some called
them "Irish twins." David and Jeff enjoyed many good
times together which may have included a few
shenanigans. David went to elementary school and
junior high in Rice and attended high school in
Corsicana. David served our country in the Navy from
1955-1959, and served in Japan from 1955-1957.
David was married to Carol Moore Harwell for almost
59 years. They were married November 23, 1963 and
were blessed with two sons, David Amos Harwell, Jr.
and Toby Lynn Harwell. He was very close to his
family and enjoyed their Six Flags reunions, as well
as trips to Branson, Missouri, the Hill Country,
Mineral Wells, and Breckenridge. His family will
fondly remember him saying, "alright then!"
A good-natured man who was a friend to all, David
loved the Lord. Although he was a member of
Chatfield Methodist Church, he held his services
under the oak tree in Tupelo with his dog. He loved
animals and being outside in nature. One of his
favorite things to do was sitting on the side of the
tank fishing. David enjoyed a good meal of liver and
onions, peaches, anything fresh out of the garden -
but especially tomatoes, Grandma Harwell's Magic
Cake, and lemons.
David leaves behind his wife Carol Harwell, his son
and daughter-in-law David Harwell, Jr. and Tamara
Harwell; his son Toby Harwell; his grandchildren
Brittany Martin, Stephanie Martin, Hannah Harwell,
and Brayden Harwell; and his siblings Nell Holt,
Jeff and Peggy Harwell, Richard Harwell, Ollie and
Nena Harwell, Margaret Harwell, and Dan and Darla
Harwell. He is reunited with his parents and his
siblings Elizabeth Harwell and John Andrew Harwell.
In order to celebrate David's life, his graveside
services will be Thursday, November 10, 2022 at 12
o'clock in the afternoon at
- Submitted by
- h/o Carol
(Moore) Harwell, married Nov 23, 1963; s/o
Ransom Harwell & Charlette Frances Harwell
High School - 1955
Nov 11, 1927 - Jun 14, 2021
King, 93 of Corsicana, passed away June 14, 2021 in
Corsicana. She was born November 11, 1927 in Rice,
Texas to Adolph and Florence Hagen Just.
Parilee worked at
Adams Hat Factory for 24 years and CISD for 14
years. She loved plants and enjoyed working in her
yard. She also loved her pets. Parilee enjoyed being
around people. She liked taking care of them and
enjoyed cooking for everyone.
She is preceded in death by her parents Adolph and
Florence Just, husbands, William Shults and James
"Tex" King, son Robert Shults, daughter Mary
Lovelady, brother Delmore Just, granddaughter Laurie
Horn and grandson Chris Hutson.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory, children,
Linda Hutson and husband Ronnie, Don Shults and wife
Kathey. Grandchildren, Bobby Shults Jr., Scott
Shults, Michelle Curtis, Rachel Young, Shannon
Murray. Daughter in law Dora Scruggs and husband
Terry, 15 great grandchildren and 6 great great
grandchildren. Sister Marie Thompson and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 9:00 am - 10:00 am Friday, June
18, 2021 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral
service will be 10:00 am Friday, June 18, 2021 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mike
Thompson officiating. Burial will follow at
Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Bobby Shults,
Cameron Young, Tommy Horn, Caleb Bancroft, Corbin
Bancroft, Ellis Young, Bryson Murray. Honorary
pallbearer Troy Bullard.
- w/o (1)
William Shults and (2) James "Tex" King; d/o
Adolph Just & Florence (Hagen) Just
93 of Corsicana passed away Monday morning, June
14, 2021 at Legacy West. She was born November
11, 1927. Visitation will be Friday, June 18th
from 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel with funeral service
following at 10 a.m. Burial will be at
Cemetery. Please see
www.griffin-roughton.com for the full obituary.
Dec 19, 1922 - Jun 13, 2021
Martin Spear, Jr. died peacefully in his room at the
CA Veteran's Home in Redding, CA on June 13, 2021 at
the age of 98. W.M. was born in Ft. Worth, TX on
December 19, 1922. He spent most of his youth in
Corsicana, TX and attended Corsicana High where some
may have known him as "Dub."
After graduating from high school he got his Navy
pilot wings in 1944. He married Loretta June
Garrison, his high school sweetheart, an hour or two
after getting his Navy wings. After the war, he
attended Baylor University and worked as a Dept.
Manager for M. Wards. Graduating from Baylor with a
degree in business, he continued to work for wards
for about 35 years. Known by his co-workers as
"Bill," he retired in 1977 as the W. Regional
inventory manager and he and June moved back to
Corsicana and lived there until her death in 2007.
W.M. Then moved to Redding, CA to be by family. He
enjoyed watching sports, especially Baylor Bear's
women's basketball, college football and the Dallas
Cowboys. Those who knew him enjoyed his wonderful
stories, sense of humor and teasing.
W.M. is preceded in death by his parents, Wilson
Martin and Mae Spear, his brother, Paul Spear and
his wife, L. June spear of 63 years..
He is survived by his children: daughter, Beverly
Kalsbeek of Redding, CA, and her husband, Gary: his
son, Ray Spear of Gardnerville, NY and his wife
Sherri. His grandchildren: Marty Kalsbeek and his
wife Lisa, Keri Grafe and her husband Terry, Todd
Spear, Jeffery Spear, and Michael Spear. His great
grandchildren: Samuel and Aaron Grafe and Caitlin
and Lauren Kalsbeek.
W.M. is returning to Corsicana to be laid to rest
beside his wife, L. June in the
Cemetery on Saturday, June 26 following a
graveside service at 11 a.m.
Arrangements by griffin-roughton funeral home
Aldrich Lang, Dr.
Mar 5, 1927 - Jun 21, 2021
Aldrich Lang, DDS, of Corsicana, Texas, passed away
on June 21, 2021, at his residence surrounded by his
children. He was born at his parents' home on west
7th avenue on March 5, 1927, in Corsicana.
A Corsicana Tiger football player, he graduated from
Corsicana High School in 1944. After graduation,
he joined the navy, and disappointedly was medically
discharged with severe asthma. He entered medical
school at SMU, and later encountered a severe eye
infection. It was felt that the strain from intense
studying would permanently harm his eyes, so he had
to take a year off to heal. He then returned to SMU
and obtained his business degree in 1949.
On September 23, 1949, he married Beverly Bohmfalk
at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana,
where her father Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk was the
pastor. They were married for 71 years.
His continued love for medicine sent him to
anesthesia and dental schools in Dallas. He told his
children stories of his various jobs to fund his
schools such as, a taxi cab driver, a Fuller brush
salesman, and a nursing attendant at Baylor
University Medical Center (where his daughter Susan
works, and has now completed 30 years as a Neonatal
ICU Supervisor, and a Flight Team/Outreach
Coordinator, and his granddaughter Leslie, worked
for 6 years as a Neonatologist before moving to
In 1954 he graduated from Parkland School of
Anesthesia, and Baylor School of Dentistry obtaining
Anesthesia, Oral Surgery, Orthodontic, and General
Dentistry degrees. In 1991 he became a Fellow in
In 1955 Dr. Louis Gibson invited him to join the
newly built Medical Arts Clinic, and he moved his
family to Corsicana. While waiting for his office to
be built, he performed anesthesia for the physicians
of Medical Arts, Parkland Hospital, and Baylor
University Medical Center. He practiced for 22 years
at Medical Arts until he moved his practice to 500
West 3rd Ave. He retired in 2004 after completing
his goal of '50 years in dentistry', with his last
patient being his daughter, Susan.
He was past president of the 6th District Dental
Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He
served his church and community on many boards
including: The United Way, Corsicana Chamber of
Commerce, the Anglican School of Theology, the
Episcopal Medical Mission Foundation, and Family
Services of Corsicana. Family Services was close to
his heart as his cousin Adeline Watt, started Family
Services over 100 years ago (now part of Compassion
The Lang family was an integral part of Corsicana's
history, with his great-grandfather, Captain Charles
Henry Allyn, a captain in the Union Army during the
Civil War, former Corsicana city council member,
former Mayor, co-founder of the First National Bank,
the cotton mill, and St. John's Episcopal Church
where Dr. Lang was a lifelong, fourth-generation
member. He served as senior warden, many years on
the vestry, and he loved singing in the choir for
over 70 years.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Isabell and
William Allyn (Rip) Lang, step mother Margaret
(Maggie) Lang, brother William (Bill) Lang and wife
Peggy, and infant son, Robert Bruce Lang (twin
brother of David Aldrich Lang). He is survived by
his wife, Beverly Bohmfalk Lang, daughter, Susan
Grace Lang McClanahan and husband Chuck, sons David
Aldrich Lang, John Frederick Lang and wife Connie,
all of Corsicana, Granddaughters include Dr. Leslie
McClanahan Pierce and husband Dr. Paul Pierce of
Colorado Springs, Chasidy Ybarra of Tyler, Chanda
Hendricks and husband Lee of Galveston, and
grandsons Christopher McClanahan and wife Melinda of
Little Rock, Jonathon Lang, twin grandsons, David
Lang and wife, Raeleigh, and Timothy Lang and wife,
Kylie, all of Corsicana. He has 7
great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held
at Corley's Funeral Home in the Magnolia Chapel on
Thursday the 24th from 5 - 7 p.m. Funeral services
were held at St. John's Episcopal Church, on Friday
the 25th at 1 p.m. with Father Ed Monk presiding.
Graveside followed at
Pallbearers included were Dr. John Smith, Gerry
Harris, Jonathon Lang, Christopher McClanahan, David
Lang, Tim Lang, River Watson, and Jaxsen Mahoney.
The family would like to thank the special
caregivers that adored him, "Amazing Angels", Angela
Kerney owner, and all his caregivers including
Angela, Craig, Joy, Regina, and Shirley, in which
the family is forever grateful. And to Dr. Jan
Merida DNP, Rose Rash and Angels at Home, and New
Century Hospice for their special care and help.
Again, the family is eternally and forever grateful
for all these wonderful caregivers that helped
In lieu of flowers, the family requested any
donations to St. John's Episcopal Church of
Sep 9, 1920 - Oct 27, 2016
Michael Palmeri passed away Thursday, October 27 at
the Waco VA Medical Center.
Sam was born in Corsicana, Texas on September 9,
1920 to Joseph and Josephine Palmeri. Both of his
parents were immigrants from Sicily and he was
always proud to say he was a first generation
American. Sam came from a family of five brothers
and four sisters and was the first of his siblings
to be born in Texas. He grew up the son of a produce
truck farmer and had many fond memories of working
with his siblings picking cotton, riding their
favorite horse, Dan and enjoying nature.
After graduating from Corsicana High School, Sam
along with all five of his brothers joined the Texas
National Guard and in 1940 with the 36th Infantry
Division entered into World War II to serve this
Country he loved so dearly. He was discharged in
1945 after serving as a cryptographer in Australia,
China, Burma and India.
After the war, Sam returned to Texas where he
enrolled in Navarro Junior College in Corsicana and
was elected the college’s first Student Body
President. He then made his was way to Austin where
he first attended St. Edward’s University and
finally The University of Texas graduating in 1950
with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Sam
always made his parents proud as the first member of
his family to graduate from college.
Upon graduation, Sam moved to the Waco area and
began work with the State Board of Insurance.
Following that he worked for 12 years with the Farm
Bureau before retiring from the Texas Department of
Health after 11 years of service. While working for
the State, Sam was instrumental in developing and
instituting many of the long term/nursing home
regulations governing those facilities today. He
always felt very passionate about helping others
especially the elderly.
On August 13, 1958 Sam married Joan Margaret Duhr of
Bremond at St. Mary’s Church in Waco. They meet
through one of Sam’s closet and dearest life-long
friends, Msgr. Marc Deering who also introduced the
two on the front steps of the same church they were
married in. In 1959 the couple welcomed their first
child John Michael followed by their second son
Thomas Joseph and finally daughter Lisa Ann.
Sam was very active in the community including being
a founding member of St. Louis Church and serving on
the Board which helped secure funds to build Reicher
Catholic High School. Other organizations near and
dear to his heart included the Knights of Columbus,
Toastmasters, Boys Scouts, Amateur Archaeological
Society, Reicher Catholic High School Booster Club,
Meals on Wheels and the Central Texas Woodcarvers
Sam was well known in the community and so many knew
him as that tried and true “Longhorn fan” always
wearing burnt orange. After his retirement he
enjoyed fishing, playing golf with his wonderful
friend, John Sheehy, wood carving and of course
watching Longhorn football on Saturdays. One of his
proudest accomplishments included three holes in
ones at the old Bogey Golf Course. He lived his
entire life a man of faith and seldom missed daily
Mass. He loved this Country, his fellow man and
never met a stranger. We are all so blessed to have
had Sam in our lives and all the joy and happiness
he brought to us all. As Sam would say, “Hook ‘Em”.
Sam is survived by his wife Joan Duhr Palmeri and
• Son: Tom Palmeri and wife Katie of Mesquite, Texas
• Son: John Palmeri and partner Ann Venegas of Round
• Daughter: Lisa Schilhab and husband Dwayne of
Round Rock, Texas
• Grandchildren: Crystal Palmeri, Erica Palmeri
Danna, Gabrielle Palmeri, Hunter Palmeri, Samantha
Palmeri, Emma Schilhab, Marcus Palmeri, Faith
Resendez and Cade Schilhab
• Great Grandchildren: Andrew (AJ) Danna Jr. and one
more great-grandson due January 2017
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be
made to the Harrison Senior Center of Waco at 1718 N
42nd St, Waco, TX 76710.
- Obituary published
online 30 Oct 2016 by OakCrest Funeral Home, Waco, Texas.
Mar 9, 1922 - Jun 18, 1999
SAN ANTONIO - Loyd S. Parker
Sr., 77, a retired civil service employee of HUD, died Friday,
June 18, 1999, in San Antonio.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Porter Loring North Chapel in San
Antonio. Burial: 11 a.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery in Fort
Officiating: Dr. James R. Petty.
Loyd S. Parker Sr. was born March 9, 1922, in Corsicana. He
served with the 8th Air Force during World War II.
He was a member of San Pedro Church of Christ in San Antonio.
Survivors: Wife, Bettie Parsons Parker of San Antonio; son, Loyd
Samuel Parker Jr. and his wife, Mary, of Conroe; daughter,
Pamela Parker Fintel and her husband, Rick, of San Antonio;
grandchildren, Stephen Parker and his wife, Esther, of Denver,
Missy Harris and her husband, Wade, of San Antonio, Pamela
Michelle Bretanus and her husband, John, of Tulsa, Okla., Leah
Fintel Connor and her husband, Alan, of San Antonio;
great-grandchildren, Jordan Lee Fintel, Tyler Byrom, Emilee
Byrom, Kennedy Bretanus, Colin Samuel Harris, Berndt Wyatt
Parker; brother, John Valton Parker; and sister, Edna Earle
Thompson's Harveson & Cole 702 Eighth Ave., 336-0345
Jul 25, 1921 - Dec 25, 2004
Check Owens, 83, of Purdon passed away Saturday,
Dec. 25, 2004 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers and the Rev. C.
Dan Layne officiating. Interment will follow in the
Mr. Owens was born July 25, 1921 in Blooming Grove.
He was a retired maintenance man at Dawson and
Corsicana ISDs. He was a World War II veteran of the
Mr. Owens is survived by his wife, Iris Owens of
Purdon; son and daughter-in-law, Earnest and Teresa
Owens of Mabank; granddaughter and husband, Kimberly
and Greg Tullos of McKinney; grandson and wife,
David and Dani Owens of Mabank; great-granddaughter,
Breanna Tullos of McKinney; great-grandson, Brayton
Owens of Mabank; sister, Virgie Summers of Waco; and
numerous nieces and nephews.
An online guest book is available by going to our
Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting
the "Check Owens" obituary.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
Morton Lane Parker Jr
Nov 25, 1923 - Jan 14, 2009
Lane "Bill" Parker Jr., 85, of Mexia, passed away
Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Plano, were he resided
with his daughter and son-in-law. Visitation will be
from 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, January 17, 2009, at
Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco. Graveside services
will be at 12 noon, Saturday, Jan. 17, in Rosemound
Cemetery in Waco.
Bill was born on the Mitchell Ranch, six miles
southeast of Myra, Texas, to the late Morton Lane
and Gracie Lena Parker. Growing up, Bill lived near
Kerens, Texas, and attended school at Rural Shade
and enjoyed the annual school reunions for many
years. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War
II and was a Pearl Harbor survivor. Bill was a
lifetime member of the Masons of Texas. After the
military, Bill returned to Corsicana, where he went
to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company as a
lineman. He later moved to Dallas, and retired from
SWB in 1975, after 27 years of service. In
retirement, Bill moved to a farm near Kosse, and
enjoyed many years on the farm. In 1999, he moved to
Mexia, where he resided until moving to Plano, to be
with his family.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Audrey Boss;
and brothers, Edward Williams and Walton Williams.
Survivors include his son, Allen Calvery and wife,
Linda, of Midlothian, Texas; daughter, Brenda Carter
and husband, Eddy, of Plano; grandchildren: Amy
Wilburn, of Carrollton, Jana Holmes, Jeff Calvery,
Rodney Carter, Chris Calvery, Gina Carter and Brandi
Calvery, all of Midlothian, Brian Calvery, of
Mansfield, Texas, and Brandon Calvery, of Dallas; 23
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson;
former wife, Virginia Collins, of Cedar Hill;
sister, Mary Graeber and husband, Walter, of Kosse;
sister-in-law, Bonnie Williams, of Waco; many nieces
and nephews; and special friends, including Francis
McKinnon, of Mexia.
Noel Douglas Pate
March 20, 1926 ~ November 8, 2018
Noel Pate, 92, of Southern Pines, North Carolina passed away
November 8, 2018. He was born March 20, 1926 to Buck Pate
and Bertha Pate in Dawson, Texas. He married Mary Evalena
Dyer on December 19, 1943 in Purdon, Texas.
He worker for the City of Dallas issuing building permits
and inspections and served in the United States Army from
1944 to 1947 as an infantry.
Survived by his daughters, Carolyn, Beverly, son, Robert,
seven grand children; 13 great grand children and 2 great
great grand children.
Graveside service will be at Whispering Waters Mausoleum in
- Restland Memorial
Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
- h/o Mary Evalena
(Dyer) Pate; s/o William P. Pate & Bertha Ellen
Jan 4, 1902 - Nov 11, 1977
Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Alvin Neal, 76, resident of Corsicana,
who died Friday. Burial will be at
Survivors include his wife of Corsicana and several
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Hoyt Blackmon, Hoyt Moore, James
Andrews, Ronald Lee, Langston Kerr and Bud Minze.
Nov 1889 - Dec 18, 1977
Services are to be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral
Chapel for Mrs. Lena Hemenway, 88, resident of Dallas and
former resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Dallas.
Officiating will be George Gook and Maxie Bowen, and burial
will be in St. Elmo
She was a native of Winkler and a member of the Church of
Survivors include her sister, Mrs. Kate Gregory of Dallas
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Andy Walker, Paul Ray Hester, Teflon
Hester, Cecil Hardwick, Mike Hardwick and Billy Joe McCann.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 19, 1977
- Submitted by
- Assumed w/o Arbie
Washington Hemenway; Assumed d/o Pinkney Hubbard Vinson
and Susan Elizabeth (Ferguson) Vinson ( I can find Ada
Hemenway but have not found Lena)
Feb 8, 1907 - Mar 29, 1977
SERVICES WILL BE Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Ross and
Johnson Mortuary Chapel for Cecil Albert, 70, resident
of Corsicana, who died March 28, in a Dallas Hospital.
The Rev. Mack Walker will officiate with burial to
follow in the
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Willie Albert of
Corsicana; four sons, W. C. Albert of Corsicana, W. T.
Albert, George Albert and Adell Albert all of Dallas;
two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Luster and Mrs. Maydell Kelly
of Dallas; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
three sisters, Mrs. Jessie Albert, Mrs. Clemmie Albert
and Mrs. Elizabeth Albert all of California; and other
Sadie Ruth (Burrow)
Apr 11, 1898 - May 21, 1977
Services for Mrs. Sadie B. McCoy, 79, a Corsicana native,
will be Monday at 10 a.m. in the Colonial Funeral Home in
Pasadena. Graveside service at the
Cemetery near Mildred will be a t4 p.m. with the Rev.
Clyde Besson officiating.
She is survived by one son, Ralph McCoy of Pasadena; one
granddaughter, Janit Martin of Baltimore, Md.; one sister,
Eva Aycock of Houston and three brothers, Ben Burrows of
Weatherford, Ralph Burrows of Mexia; and W. B. Burrows of
Local arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral
Virgil Edwin Lawless
Oct 17, 1921 - Dec 15, 1977
Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the
Cemetery in Navarro county, for Virgil E. Lawless, 56,
resident of Irving and formerly of Corsicana, who died today
in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife, two brothers, Tommy Lawless of
Grand Prairie and Charles Lawless of Fort Worth; a son, and
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
The Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate at the 3:30 p.m.
graveside services at
Cemetery for Virgil E. Lawless, who died Thursday in
Mar 12, 1913 - Sep 20, 1977
Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Home
for Leonard Yarbrough, 64, of Corsicana, who died at his home.
Burial will be in
He was a native of Dialville, Texas, and had lived in Corsicana
for two years. He was a retired security guard.
He is survived by two sons, Leonard O. Yarbrough and Lee
Yarbrough, both of Corsicana; by one daughter, Mrs. Sally Harris
of Corsicana; by six grandchildren; by three sisters, Mrs. Leola
Henderson and Mrs. George Johnson, both of Rusk, and Mrs. Winnie
Butler of Port Arthur.
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Chapel
for Leonard Yarbrough, 64, resident of Corsicana, who died
Tuesday at his residence in Corsicana.
Burial will be at
with the Rev. Van Odom officiating.
Survivors include two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren
and three sisters.
Pallbearers are Frank Tincher, Steve Young, Johnny House,
Clyde Franks, Roy Franks and John Nelson.
Nov 10, 1907 - Aug 16, 1977
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Betty Dilliard Green, 69,
resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial
The Rev. Kenward Goode and the Rev. J. N. Freeman will
officiate, and burial will follow at
She was a native of Nash, had lived in Corsicana 50
years, and a member of the Rebekahs.
Survivors include her husband, W. W. Green of Corsicana;
a daughter, Mrs. Hilda Jones of Corsicana, three
grandsons, two great-grandsons, three sisters, Mrs.
Pearl Ward of Corsicana and Mrs. Lillie Newell of Athens
and Mrs. Leona Kitchell of Oklahoma City, Okla. and a
number of step-children.
Pallbearers are Wesley Green, Larry Green, Leslie
Patterson, Phillip Patterson, Ray Ward and Charlie
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 17, 1977
- Submitted by
- 1st husband Paul
Davidson Dilliard married Jun 3, 1927 2nd husband
William W. Green married Jan 23, 1977; d/o Luther
Allen Calloway & Maggie L. (Herrell) Calloway
Jim Estrada Pinales
Jun 15, 1916 - Aug 18, 1977
Services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Jim E. Pinales, 61, resident
of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial
The Rev. George Solis will officiate, with burial
A prayer services will be at 6 p.m. Friday and a
memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday.
He was a native of Thurber, lived in Corsicana 14
years, was a welder for Corsicana Grader and Machine
Co., a veteran of
World War II
and a member of Iglesla Calverio Bautista.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Octavia Dlmas
Pinales of Corsicana; a son, Jimmy D. Pinales, U. S.
Air Force, Guam; three daughters, Mrs. Olga
Bridgewater of Hurst, Mrs. Delores Flores and Miss
Olivia Pinales both of Corsicana, six grandchildren,
three brothers, Daniel Pinales of Seagoville, Santos
Pinales and Frank Pinales both of Callas; and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers include Baldomero Ferrer, Billy Flores,
Manuel Martinez, Ruben Ortega, Albert Ovalle, and O.
Honorary pallbearers are Jim McCarter, Gilbert Ruiz,
Paul Aguilar, Aurello Aranda, Sam Estrada, and Olin
Guy Morgan Davis
Feb 18, 1907 - Aug 20, 1977
Services are to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the
Corley Funeral Chapel for Guy M. Davis, 70,
resident of Purdon, who died Saturday in
Corsicana Nursing Home. Officiating will be Rev.
Ronald Nelms, and burial will be in
He was a member of the Purdon Baptist Church and
Survivors include a son, Bruce B. Davis of
Houston; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs.
Sarah Joe Davis of Purdon; a brother, Harold
Davis of Purdon; and a sister, Helen Davis of
Pallbearers will be Wesley S. Davis, Jacky B.
Davis, Elbert L. Kirk, James L. Kirk, Chester
Kirk and Jack Kelsh.
Jun 21, 1912 - May 17, 1977
Services will bea at 11 a.m. Friday at the
First Baptist Church for Mrs. Ethel Lee Egge,
64, resident of Corsicana, who died last
night at Memorial Hospital following a long
illness. The Rev. Harold Lansford will
officiate, with burial following at
Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements are with
Griffin Funeral Home.
She was the wife of the Rev. Elvis H. Egge,
minister of senior adults at First Baptist
Church. She was a resident of Corsicana the
past five years, a native of Louisville,
Ky., a graduate of the University of
Louisville with a degree in chemistry, a
member of the Theta Chi Delta National Honor
Chemistry Fraternity, and following
graduation entered social service work in
Louisville taking graduate courses at the
University of Louisville and the University
She served with her husband in Pastorates in
MontBelleu, Rosenberg, and Dallas.
In 1947, they returned to Kentucky to join
the faculty of Georgetown Baptist College in
Georgetown, Ky., where she served as
instructor of chemistry.
They followed pastorates in Lancaster and
Paducah, Ky. where she taught in high
school, later moved to Houston for 12 years
and moved to Corsicana where they joined
First Baptist Church.
Mrs. Egge was active in Baptist Women’s
Missionary Union work, serving in various
offices on local associations and state
Survivors include her husband, a son, Elvis
Ford Egge of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Fred
L. Prince of Tampa, Fla., three
grandchildren, Davis Prince, Brian Prince,
and Jennifer Egge; a brother, Edward A. Ford
of Louisville, Ky., and two sisters, Mrs.
Ralph Reed of Louisville, and Mrs. Johnson
Longacre of Lexington, Ky., five nieces and
The family requests that memorial be in the
form of contributions to the Ethel Egge
Memorial Missionary Fund at First Baptist
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at
First Baptist Church for Mrs. Ethel Lee
Egge, who died Tuesday night at Memorial
The Rev. Harold Langford and Dr. Leo
Eddleman will officiate, with burial
Pallbearers are Nat Wates, C. G. Winn,
Blake Gillen, M. E. Lake, Felix Gibson,
E. L. Price, Dr. G. T. Denson, Floyd
Knotts, Amy Snider and C. W. White.
Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral
Jan 20, 1969 - Sep 20, 2022
for Clayton Harris
James Clayton Harris, 53, went to be with the Lord
on September 20th, 2022, after a courageous battle
with cancer. By Clayton’s determination, grit, and
God’s grace, he was able to enjoy an extra year and
a half doing what he loved with who he loved by his
He was born on January 20th, 1969, in Stephenville,
Texas. Clayton was a life-long resident of Navarro
County. He was married to his devoted wife Shari for
nearly 31 years, and together they were blessed with
three children, Cole, Cate, and Cetch.
Clayton was a life-long Rancher, which included
working cattle, building fence, and baling hay. His
work ethic was impeccable. Clayton started the day
before the sunrise, and even though he promised to
be finished by lunch, he ended the day after the
sunset. He worked side-by-side with fellow Cowboys
that he loved and respected. Clayton was a mentor to
many young men over the years as they spent
countless hours working with him in all conditions
and situations. They learned not only about farming
and ranching, but also many valuable life lessons.
While Clayton loved every aspect of being a Cowboy,
Clayton’s greatest pleasure came from penning cattle
with his dogs.
He loved his work, however Clayton’s love for his
family was his driving force behind it. Clayton and
Shari were committed to each other, and over the
years they built a strong foundation for their
family. He was proud of his children and supported
each of their endeavors. Clayton was at peace
knowing that he raised respectful, hardworking, and
Clayton had an unbreakable bond with many close
friends. No matter the hardships one of them faced,
they faced them together. Clayton and his family
will forever be grateful for the support they
received during his extensive illness.
Clayton is survived by his wife Shari, his sons Cole
and Cetch, and daughter Cate. He is also survived by
his brother Rex Harris and wife Patricia, sister
Beth Harris Bryant and husband Matt, Uncle Garry
Harris, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.
He was one of the good ones.
- Submitted by
Polly Winn &
Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
- h/o Shari Dawn (Horton)
Harris; s/o Marshall Larry Harris [buried in Oakwood
Cemetery, Corsicana, TX] & Patricia Lynne (Watson)
Virginia “Virgie” (Mayfield) Johnson
Dec 3, 1877 - Jun 10, 1960
IRENE, June 16—(Spl.)—Mrs. Virgie Johnson, long-time
resident of this place, died Friday night at the home of a
daughter in Hillsboro. Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon at Hillsboro with burial at
Salem. A large
number of residents from Irene attended the services.
Elizabeth (Pendleton) Mitchell-Ellis
Apr. 1, 1876 - Dec. 18, 1960
Hold Services For Mrs. Ellis
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachel Elizabeth Mitchell Ellis,
84, who died Sunday in Dallas, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m.
from the Marshall and Marshall chapel in Hillsboro. Burial
was in the Irene
Surviving are 12 children, including, Mrs. Rosco Mahoney of
Corsicana; 138 grandchildren, 90 great-grandchildren, 10
great-great-grandchildren, several step-children, a brother
and a sister.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec. 21, 1960
- Submitted by
1st husband Andrew Jackson Mitchell
married Sep. 16, 1894 3nd husband Early Reatherage Ellis
married Nov. 16, 1916; d/o William Green Pendleton and
Eliza Gilmore “GillY” (Duncan) Pendleton
Nora Z. (Blake) Downey
Dec 26, 1880 - Dec 22, 1960
Mrs. Downey Of Frost Expires
FROST, Sept. 23—(Spl)—Mrs. Nora Downey, 79, native of
Tennessee, resident of this community 68 years, died
Thursday afternoon in the Grant-Buie clinic in
Funeral services will be held from Irene church of
Christ, of which she was a member, Saturday at 3 p.m.
The rites will be conducted by Willie Hamblen, minister
of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ. Burial will be
in the Salem
cemetery near Irene.
Surviving are three sons, J. B. Downey, Little Rock,
Ark.; Noble Downey, Frost, and Malcolm Downey, Fort
Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Floyd Miller, Irene; Mrs. L.
D. Milliard, Pueblo, Colo.; Mrs. R. M. Ward, Hubbard,
and Mrs. Irvin Moore, Frost; two sisters, Mrs. Eva
Dorman, Lubbock, and Mrs. J. M. Kizziar, Olustee, Okla.;
17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and other
Pallbearers will be Mack Crawford, Shorty Harper, Colman
Ponder, Frank Johnson, J. O. Williams and Howard Long.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Dec 23, 1952 - Jul 9, 2021
Owen Andersen, 68, passed away on July 9, 2021 in
Corsicana, Texas after a courageous fight with
Marilyn was born in Bay City, Texas on December 23,
1952 to Fred and Dorothy (Krobot) Owen. She grew up
in Van Vleck, Texas with her parents and 3 younger
brothers, Petey, David and Michael. As a young girl,
Marilyn loved to spend time with her grandmother,
Josephine "Maw" Krobot and her best memories were
cooking with Maw in the kitchen and playing family
volleyball games with her aunts and uncles. She
described her time on her grandmother's farm as
"soothing, peaceful and a fun place to be."
Marilyn met Frode at the age of 15 when a mutual
friend introduced them. The relationship grew over
the next three years and the two were married at the
Danevang Lutheran Church in October of 1971. Marilyn
and Frode would have celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary on October 22, 2021. The couple had two
sons, Frode B. Andersen, III and Adam S. Andersen
while living in the Markham area. Marilyn was very
involved in her boys lives and spent time helping at
school and church. Many of the school/church youth
remember Marilyn's generosity when hosting dinners
and late-night rehearsals.
In 2000, Frode and Marilyn left the Bay City area to
relocate to Corsicana, Texas for work. Marilyn
continued to serve in the church in any way needed
and took a job as greeter at Wal-Mart showing the
love and kindness of Christ to every person she met.
Marilyn had a generous spirit and always had a gift,
snack, or random household item to give to anyone
she considered friends or family. One of her many
gifts came in the form of hosting parties and family
events. She always had a large spread of food,
drinks, and desserts. Everyone went home with a
goodie bag and a little spending money for their
next "Walmart trip."
"Granny," as she was called by her six
grandchildren, loved to spend time with her family.
She loved Christmas and Birthdays where she would go
over the top decorating and buying gifts for her
family to make sure these days would be
unforgettable. Most Christmases there were 5-10
fully decorated trees with some being displayed year
long in her "Christmas Room."
Frode and Marilyn made frequent trips to visit
family across Texas. She wrote letters, sent
birthday cards and packages to everyone she loved.
Marilyn would spend hours on the phone with her
mother Dorothy and siblings, Petey, David and
Michael reminiscing about the past and catching up
on family updates.
Marilyn is survived by her husband of 50 years,
Frode B. Andersen, Jr.; mother Dorothy Owen Beard
and husband Jack; son, Frode III and wife Whitney;
son, Adam and wife Amanda; grandchildren, Mackenzie,
Frode IV, Cadence, Hannah, Kyleigh, and Soren;
brother; Petey and wife Ruby; brother David and wife
Lynda; brother Michael.
She is preceded in death by her father, Fred Owen.
A celebration of life will be held on July 17, 2021,
at New Beginnings Family Fellowship in Blooming
Grove, Texas at 3 p.m. A second celebration of life
will be held on July 24, 2021, at First Baptist
Church in Van Vleck, Texas at 10 a.m.
Jul 16, 1938 - May 18, 2021
Lou Hill passed away peacefully on May 18, 2021. She
was born July 16, 1938 in Corsicana, Tx. After high
school, she attended Navarro College, where she met
her future husband, Bill Hill. They dated for 3
months and married August 22, 1958. Bill and Margie
were married for 63 years and had 2 sons, Bart and
She began her career as a legal secretary, but her
favorite job was her antique business. At one time
she had 7 booths. She loved collecting depression
glass, decorating her home for the season, volunteer
work, entertaining, socializing with her Red Hat
group of 20 women, "The Daytime Divas," reading,
drawing, and supporting her children and their
Margie described herself as very social, fun loving,
gregarious, and a little mischievous. She was a
wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, and friend to
She dearly loved her children, Bart and Carter, her
grandchildren, Jake Hill, Bailey Hill, Jessie
Pawelek, Jackson and Tommy Hoskins, and their family
Margie was blessed with wonderful family members
including her sister Frankie Bressie,
daughters-in-law Trish and Bobbi Hill,
sisters-in-law Donna Gregory, Shirley Morris, Martha
Wood, and Louise Carter, and many nieces and
Margie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill
Hill, parents, Frank and Vivian Carter, brothers Don
Carter and Ed Graham, sister Vivian Green,
brothers-in-law Darwin Green and James Hill,
sister-in-law Bonnie Jackson, nieces Darelle Green
Sheets and Mary Elizabeth Graham Chatterjee, and
nephews Robert and George Graham.
Coman Ray Nail
Jan 25, 1954 - Jul 13, 2021
Ray Nail was born in Madill, OK on January 25th
1954, but the rest of his life was spent in Texas as
he grew up on his family farm with four brothers and
one sister. Much of their days were spent feeding
animals and tending to chores on the farm. Most of
their family time was spent playing and enjoying
music together. Ray could fill a room with his many
musical talents. He graduated High School in
Hutchins, Tx, where he met the love of his life
Susan James. They were later married on May 3rd,
1974 and soon began their family. He then made a
life in carpentry where he loved working with his
hands until his death. He was a very loving and
devoted family man to his wife and three children.
He continued his love of music throughout his life.
Many times he would sit with just him and his
guitar. He always had a smile on his face and a hug
to give anyone and you knew it when he entered the
He was preceded in death by his Parents, Loretta and
Coman Nail, and his brother Troy Nail. He leaves
behind many loved ones. He is survived by his
soulmate Susan Nail of Frost, Tx, and their
children, Coman (Laurie) Nail of Saratoga Springs,
UT, Sherri (Jason) Leger of Sulphur, LA, and Bonnie
(Josh) Gant of Whitney, Tx. One of his greatest joys
in life was having his grandchildren around him,
Raelin, Tyler, Everly, Amy, Libby, Noah, Harley,
Cameron, Sierra, and Savannah. He also leaves behind
his siblings Tommy (Patty) Nail of Kemp, Tx, Danny
(Betty) Nail of Waxahachie, Tx, Billy (Michelle)
Nail of Maypearl, Tx, and Laritta (Stephen) Griffin
of Red Oak, Tx. He also leaves behind many Nieces,
and Nephews and Great Nieces and Nephews and many
friends who he loved.
He will be deeply missed but we rejoice in knowing
he is pain free and in the loving arms of our
A celebration of his life will be given at the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in
Corsicana, Tx located at 3800 Emhouse Road on Sunday
July 18th at 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers please send
them to 609 W Hwy. 22, Frost, Tx.
Arrangements are under the direction of the
Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 511 W. Main
Street, Waxahachie, Texas 75165. 972-937-2211.
Ruth (Hathaway) Adams
Mar 25, 1932 - Jun 29, 2021
Adams, 89, of Corsicana, TX, died June 29, 2021. She
has been a resident of Corsicana since March 2018.
Born Mar 25, 1932 in Spencer, Ohio to Iler and Edith
(Archer) Hathaway, she married Dale Adams in 1949.
He passed in 2017.
Surviving are son, David Adams, Willis, TX;
daughter, Deborah Williams, Corsicana, TX; and
daughter-in-law, Victoria Adams, Bowling Green, OH;
5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Two sons,
Dale Richard and Daniel preceded her in death.
A memorial service will be at Faith Lutheran Church,
3824 W. Hwy. 22, Corsicana, TX on July 17, 2021 at 3
Internment will be at a later date in the Bradner,
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association
or To Faith Lutheran Church, Corsicana, TX.
Trudy Mae (Blackmon) Rejcek
Apr 16, 1948 - Jul 15, 2021
Mae Rejcek of Corsicana passed away suddenly at the
age of 73 on the morning of July 15, 2021. A funeral
service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 21,
2021, at Marshall and Marshall Funeral Directors
Chapel in Hillsboro. Burial will follow at Fatima
Cemetery in Abbott. A viewing will be held from 11
a.m.-1 p.m. prior to the service on Wednesday, July
21, 2021, at the funeral home.
Trudy's strong and loving presence will be greatly
missed. She was a proud Air Force veteran and loved
to share stories of "UFO" sightings. She was never
abducted as far as is known. Trudy had a great
fondness for cashews and Coca-Cola. She was an avid
movie lover and delighted in her word search
She is survived by her husband, Harry Rejcek;
daughters, Gwendolyn Rejcek, Monica Cooper, and
Katie Anderson; and lovely grandchildren, Isabelle
Anderson, Ethan Anderson, and Annie Cooper.
Euna Ellerfair (Posey) Carl-Mondell-Peters
Jul 2, 1888 - Sep 14, 1961
Mrs. Peters Expires At Nevada,
Mrs. Charles Peters, 73,
formerly of Corsicana, died in
Nevada, Mo. Friday.
Funeral services will be held
Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in
The family resided here until 16
years ago and since that time
has lived in Arizona, New Mexico
and El Paso prior to going to
Nevada 5 1-2 months ago.
Surviving are her husband of
Nevada, Mo.; a son, Eddie Carl,
Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Minnie
Ray, Dallas; six grandchildren,
a sister, Mrs. Roy Justice,
Corsicana; a nephew, Carl Posey,
Oklahoma City, and other
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep. 16, 1961
- Submitted by
- 1st husband William E.
Mondell buried Oakwood 2nd Edward Miller Carl, Sr.married
Apr. 13, 1906 2nd William Elmer Mondell 3rd Charles Peters
d/o George J. “Lonnie” Posey and Margaret Frances Elizabeth
“Fannie” (Martin) Posey-McDonald (Euna has a double monument
with 1st husband William E. Mondell and also one with her
sister Mattie Thomas (McDonald) Justice both in Oakwood –
the one with her sister says Euna Posey Carl)
James Oscar Jones
Jan 13, 1876 - Aug 10, 1961
Hold Services For J. O. Jones
Funeral services For J. O. Jones
Funeral services for J. O. Jones, 85, retired car shop foreman
for Magnolia, now Mobil Oil Company, were held Saturday at 2:30
p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in
He died at 644 West Fifth avenue Thursday.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the
Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a member.
Masonic Lodge conducted the graveside rites. He was a 50-year
member of the Masonic fraternity and also the WOW.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, James Lee Jones,
Quitman and Charles Jones, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie
Mansfield, Corsicana; five grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jinnie Calloway, Los
Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lawrence Prine, L. K. Carraway, C. A.
Patterson, Vernon Thomason, Dick Pickens, Will Hashop, Sam
Gordon and W. A. McPherson.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 12, 1961
- Submitted by
- h/o Mary Ellen (Noland)
Jones married Mar 7, 1900; s/o Zachariah T. Jones and
Elizabeth Julie Ann (Pruitt) Jones
Mary Ellen (Noland) Jones
Feb 28, 1882 - Sep 27, 1966
Mrs. J. O. Jones Services Held
Funeral service for Mrs. J. O. Jones, 84, who died Tuesday
night, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel
with the burial in the
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Robert Walker, pastor of the Eleventh
Avenue Methodist church, conducted the rites.
Mrs. Jones died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Jimmie Mansfield, 644 West Fifth avenue, where she had
resided for the past 12 years. She was the widow of the late J.
O. Jones. The couple came to Corsicana in 1900.
Surviving are two sons, James Lee Jones, Quitman, and Charles R.
Jones, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmie Mansfield, Corsicana;
five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of
nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. H. (Doc) Allen, Lloyd Carraway, Lawrence
Prine, Allen Breithaupt, Conrad Herod, Sam Gordon, Vernon
Thomason, and Will Hashop.
Jessie Obelie Green
Feb 8, 1893 - Apr 7, 1961
Jessie O. Green Expires Friday
Jessie O. Green, 68, native of
Navarro county, died Friday at
Funeral services will be held
Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel in Mexia with Rev. J.
Morris Bailey, Mexia Methodist
minister, officiating. Interment
will be in
Union High Cemetery.
A farmer who was born Feb. 8,
1893, Green had resided in Mexia
only since February. He was a
long-time resident of Navarro
Survivors, other than his widow,
are three sons, Clyde Green,
Mexia; Robert Green, Pasadena,
and Granville Green, Odessa;
four daughters, Mrs. Bessie
Kelly, California; Mrs. Everett
North, Houston; Mrs. William
Pinson, Dallas, and Mrs. Robert
Wood, Houston; one brother, Levi
Green, Missouri; 19
great-grandchildren and a number
of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be grandsons
Benjamin Lee Hightower
Aug 1, 1891 - Feb 10, 1961
B. L. Hightower Expires Friday
FROST, Feb. 11—(Spl.) B. L. Hightower, 69, formerly of
Frost, restaurant operator in Abilene, died in Abilene
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the
McCormick Chapel here with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of
the Frost Baptist church, and Rev. Noah McCain, pastor of
the First Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife of Abilene; three brothers, Carl
Hightower, Fort Worth; Loyd Hightower, Hobbs, N. M., and
Reuben Hightower, Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. J. T.
Williams, Graham, and Mrs. A. F. Allen, Frost, and other
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Dec 4, 1879 Mar 24, 1961
Bob Stewart Dies In Dallas
Bob Stewart former Navarro county resident, died Thursday
night in Dallas. He was a brother of the late Watt Stewart,
long-time City of Corsicana street employee.
Surviving are two sons, three daughters and other relatives.
Funeral services are tentatively set for Sunday in Dallas
with burial in the
Sep 19, 1929 - Aug 27, 2015
Davis Johnson, 85, of Waco and formerly of the
Dawson and Hubbard area, passed away Thursday,
August 27, 2015 at a Waco hospital. Funeral services
will be 3:00 pm Sunday, August 30 at First United
Methodist Church of Dawson with Rev. Robert Barnett
officiating. Interment will follow at
Cemetery. The family will receive friends from
6-8 pm on Saturday, August 29 at Wade Funeral Home
Margaret was born September 19, 1929 near Dawson to
Reuben V. and Honor (Calhoun) Davis. She was a
graduate of Dawson High School and also attended
Texas Women's University. Margaret was a lifelong
resident of the Dawson and Hubbard area and was a
longtime bookkeeper and tax preparer. She loved to
read and play bingo and also enjoyed trips to the
casinos in Shreveport. Margaret was a member of
First United Methodist Church of Dawson as well as a
proud member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a
teenage sister, Martha Jane Davis.
Survivors include four children, Bill Kelley and
wife, Darlene of Waco, Anetia Smith and husband,
Mickey of Edinburg, Reuben Kelley of Hubbard and
Raymond Kelley and wife, Jan of Waxahachie; a
sister, Honor Horn of Waco; seven grandchildren,
Melissa Green, Aleisha Martinez, Doug Smith, Chad
Smith, Daniel Kelley, Bryan Kelley and Mark Kelley;
nine great-grandchildren, Dylan Green, Amelia Green,
Alana Martinez, Fallon Smith, Shylo Smith, Sinjin
Smith, Skyler Smith, Hayden Smith and Bryce Kelley
and other extended family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be her five grandsons, Doug Smith,
Chad Smith, Daniel Kelley, Bryan Kelley and Mark
Kelley and grandson-in-law, Marty Martinez. Honorary
pallbearers will be Mike Green, Tackett and Jimmy
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist
Church of Dawson, 200 N. Main, Dawson, Texas 76639
or Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 126, Dawson, Texas
- Wade Funeral Home,
1st husband William Clifton Kelley, Sr. married Feb. 18,
1949 2nd husband unknown Johnson; d/o Reuben Vernile Davis &
Honor Celeste (Calhoun) Davis
Mary Wanda (Anglin) Lane
Oct. 24, 1936 - Aug. 6, 2021
Wanda Anglin Lane of Corsicana passed from this life
Friday, August 6, 2021 in Waxahachie, Tx at Baylor
Scott & White Hospital. She was born on October 24,
1936 to Warren Weldon Anglin and Minnie May Wilson
Anglin in Palestine, Tx. She was the youngest of
three children being 18 years younger than her
oldest sister. Her father died when she was 3 and
her mother remarried when she was 8 to her
step-father Charles Woodard Tyer. Mary Wanda was
close to her step-daddy and when she was 13 he
She spent her childhood growing up in Palestine and
attended Four Pines and Wood House Schools. She went
on to attend Nixon Business College and while
working at Dairy Land Rest in Palestine she met a
handsome young man, Victor Lee Lane, when he came in
for lunch and saw Mary Wanda working behind the
counter. They fell in love and married October 22,
1955 in Palestine. Over the years she worked at
Collin Street Bakery in the mailroom, Photo Kwik,
Twilight Nursing Home and Columbia Home Healthcare
as a clerk in their business offices.
She was a member of the Mormon Church. She spent
many hours working on her favorite hobby Genealogy,
tracing her families history. She loved to cook for
everyone, crochet and making crafts to give to
family and friends. Time spent with family and
friends was special to her, especially with Pam
Elmore and Joyce Hassell. Her love for her family
was unconditional and she was the glue that held the
family together, she was our rock. Her husband
Victor suffered a stroke in 1998 and for 20 years
Mary Wanda lovingly took excellent care of him.
Mary Wanda is preceded in death by her husband of 64
years Victor who passed away in 2018, her parents,
two sisters Annie May Evans Glenn and Johnnie Bell
Evans Smith and their husbands, her step-father, two
step- sisters, two step-brothers and a son-in-law
Stan DeMoss. She is survived by her daughter Vickie
DeMoss, son Troy Lane and wife Karen and daughter
Wanda Goodson and husband Scott. Three grandsons
Gary Lane and wife Stacy, Lonnie Bonner and Garrett
Lane and wife Emily. Three great grandchildren
Kelley Bonner, Josh Lane, Kristen Lane and expecting
her fourth great grandchild in November. Niece
Sharon Brooks and husband Elmer and nephew Auther
Glenn and wife Anna and a number of nieces, nephews,
family members and friends.
Visitation will be Monday evening from 6-8pm at
Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services
will be Tuesday morning, August 10, 2021 at 9 a.m.
Cemetery with her nephew Joseph Prater reading
the eulogy and Earl Anderson officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
James Elsner "Jim" Walker
Jul 6, 1881 - Mar 10, 1963
J. E. Walker Dies Sunday
James E. Walker, 81, former merchant and election judge at
Cryer Creek, died Sunday in DeQueen, Ark., where he had
resided the past 18 months after becoming ill.
Private funeral services will be held.
Surviving are three sons and a step-daughter in Arkansas,
and two step-granddaughters, Mrs. Dwayne Magee of Blooming
Grove, and Mrs. Billy Butler of Cryer Creek.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 11, 1963
- 1st wife Janie Ethel
(Graves) Walker 2nd wife Minnie Sota "Mama Minnie" (Russell)
Garlington-Walker married Apr. 22, 1931 buried in Grange
Hall cemetery s/o William Elsner Walker and Srah Frances
- Buried at Falls Chapel
Cemetery, Lockesburg, Sevier Co., AR
Charles Vernon Carney
Sep 11, 1902 - Jun 20, 1976
C. V. Carney
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Immaculate
Conception Catholic Church for Charles V. Carney, resident of
Corsicana, who died after a brief illness in All Saints Hospital
in Fort Worth.
The Rev. John Fowler will officiate, and burial will be at
Post Oak Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
He was born in Worchester, Mass. And lived in Corsicana six
years. Before his retirement in Corsicana, he was employed by
the Smith County Health Unit in Tyler.
He was head of the Johnson County Health Department at Cedar
Rapids, Iowa. He was also a member of the Immaculate Conception
Catholic Church in Corsicana, a grand knight of the Knights of
Columbus, a past member of the Kiwanis Club, attended Holy Cross
College, New York University, and Vanderbilt University before
receiving his degree at East Texas State Teachers College.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alma Burks Carney of
Corsicana; three sons, John H. Carney of Tyler, Joe H. Carney of
Chicago, Ill., Jerry H. Carney of Houston, a daughter, Mrs.
Irving Hauptman of Newark, N.J.; 24 grandchildren, one
great-grandchild, two brothers, Elwin Carney of Cherry Valley,
Mass., Norman Carney of San Diego, Calif., three sisters, Mrs.
John Williams and Mrs. John O’Brien both of Worchester, Mass.
And Mrs. Norman Stewart of Shrewsbury, Mass.
Corsicana Daily Sun -
Mon., Jun 21, 1976
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Kathryn B.
(Harris) Carney 2nd wife Martha Alma (Burke) Carney; s/o
John Edward Carney & Yvonne Marie (Derousche) Carney
Charles V. Carney
Pallbearers for Charles V. Carney will be J. E. Butler, Dave
Kelton, Harrison Sloan, John Stoud, Peter Zack, and Daniel
Carney. Services were at 10:30 a.m. today.
Oct 3, 1952 - Jan 2, 2023
Wheat Gillen was born on October 3, 1952 to G.R. and
Patsy Wheat. She was a sister to Nancy Wright, Gary
Wheat, and La Claire Diamond. She grew up in Gatesville,
Texas where she graduated and went on to attend Sam
Houston State University as well as Tarleton State
University. Paula dedicated most of her life to being a
mother to her three daughters, Shelby Briggs, Stacy
Cook, and Steely Bray. Aside from being a mother, she
was also a loving wife to her husband, Paul Gillen.
Paula was known as “Mimi” to her many grandkids. Paula
loved being a grandmother and spent most her days with
the kids around, always having a full house. In her
spare time she enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, and
painting. Paula also found passion in antiques, owning
an antique mall in downtown Corsicana for 14 years.
Paula was kind, generous, loving, and selfless. She
cared for many and enjoyed being surrounded by friends
and family. Paula practiced a strong faith throughout
her life and found peace through God in her final days.
She is survived by her husband of 20 years Paul Gillen;
daughters and sons in laws; Chad and Shelby Briggs,
Marvin and Stacy Cook, Robert and Steely Bray; step-sons
and daughter in laws: John Paul and Angela Gillen, Heath
and Tiffany Gillen, and Clay Gillen; brother and sister
in law Gary and Teresa Wheat; sisters and brother
in-laws Doyce and Nancy Wright, and Steve and La Claire
Diamond; Grandchildren Tatum, Reece, and Gentry Briggs;
Belton and Barron Armstrong; Brint, Devan, Corben Bray;
Elli Bray; Morgan Martin, Miller and Judson Cook;
Bryson, Tyler, Jadyn, Hannah, Owen, Gunner, and Phoenix
Gillen; Great- Grandchildren Brian, Samuel, and Caleb
Martin; numerous nieces and nephews.
- Griffin-Roughton Funeral
- Submitted by
Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX
- w/o (1) Randal Paul
Schoenewolf m. Feb. 19, 1972 - (2) Gerald Kent Libal m. Nov.
22, 1992 - (3) Paul Lawrence Gillen m. Mar. 14, 2003; d/o
G.R. Wheat & Patsy Elizabeth "Pat" (Cummings) Wheat