Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas


Elmer Fields
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 farm.


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 Hospital.

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.


Vergil Halley
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.


Rachel Blue
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 stricken.

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.


Walter Huckaby
Apr 12, 1886 - Apr 18, 1960

Walter Huckaby

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.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Apr 20, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lillie (unknown) Huckaby 2nd wife Clara (Cooper) Huckaby married Oct. 28, 1924; s/o Mack Huckaby & Eliza (Wriley) Huckaby

Aroulious Davis
Jan 20, 1919 - Apr 15, 1960

Aroulious Davis

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

Mrs. Huckaby

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., officiating.

Interment will follow at
Woodland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.


Lola Jones
Apr 22, 1909 - Dec 28, 2007

Lola Jones, 98, passed away in Denver, Colo. Graveside services will be 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
Woodland Cemetery.

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
Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Morthary.


Wilburn Lewis
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
Woodland Cemetery.

Arramgenents by Scott Funeral Home.


Charles Lowell Huckaby
Feb 17, 1953 - Feb 4, 1981

Charles Huckaby

Charles Huckaby, 27, of Pasadena, Calif., died Feb. 4 in Pasadena.

Service was 1 p.m. Ross and Johnson Mortuary with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating. Burial was at Woodland Cemetery.

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 other relatives.


  • Son of Cecil R. Huckaby & Pauline English
  • Corsicana Weekly Light (Corsicana, TX); 19 Feb 1981

Elsie (Page) Bell
Jun 27, 1920 - Aug 11, 2020

McAllen - 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 dolls.

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 nursing staff.

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 Gordon Wilburn Page & 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

Robert "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 and cousins.

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 follow in Oakwood Cemetery.


  • s/o Robert Lee Keele and Frances Irene (Brent) Fri., Dec. Keele
  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Robert "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 Oakwood Cemetery .


Adrian Miranda
abt 1996 - May 15, 2021

Adrian 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 friends.

Adri�n Miranda, de 25 a�os, de Corsicana, parti� de este mundo el s�bado 15 de mayo de 2021. Adrian ten�a una pasi�n por la m�sica, el arte y sus senderos para bicicletas. Adrian impact� a muchos de nosotros con su amabilidad y sus bromas. Era cari�oso con su familia, especialmente con sus sobrinas y sobrinos. Recordaremos su talento y todos los premios que gan� a trav�s de su arte. Adrian era amado por todas sus t�as, t�os y tantos primos.
Al fallecer ya esta con su abuelito, Miguel Miranda; abuelitas, Fermina Castaneda y Manuella Gallegos; su t�o, 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. Tambi�n le sobreviven t�as y t�os, David Alva, J Guadalupe Alva, Gustavo Alva, Mario Alva, Alfredo Alva, Patricia Alva, Joel Alva, Sergio Alva II, Ver�nica Alva, Primitivo Miranda, Alfonso Miranda, Justo Miranda, Baldomero Miranda, Pedro Miranda, Yolanda Miranda, Miguel Miranda, Rosenda Miranda y Heraclio Miranda. Y muchas m�s t�as, t�os, 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 Calvary Cemetery.


  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home

Roberto Contreras
Nov 20, 1933 - Feb 16, 2021

We 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 extended family.
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." John 11:25-26
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 Calvary 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

Jacob 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 family members.

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 Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


  • s/o Alan Paul King & Amy Helen (Gann) King
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Leslie Mann
Feb 6, 1968 - May 17, 2021

William 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 Home

Howard Stanley Garnett
Jan 18, 1942 - May 24, 2021

Howard Stanley Garnett, 79, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021.
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 friends.
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 laugh.
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

Adios! 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 retirement.
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) Roberts
July 13, 1924 - May 22, 2021
Gloria Alice Scott Roberts, 96 years of age, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 22, 2021.
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 three sisters.
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 many friends.
A graveside service will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Tx on May 27, 2021 at 2 o'clock.
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 Funeral Home.
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., May 25, 2021
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Jerry Darrell Roberts; d/o Robert Joseph Scott, Jr. & Nannie Nevada (Lewis) Scott [buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX]

Elizabeth Rose (Martin) Weber
Oct 7, 1926 - Apr 23, 2021
Betsy 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 1971.
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 great-grandchildren.
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 William (Bill).
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 whistler.
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.


Anne (Kerley) Lowe
Oct. 9, 1940 - Jun 1, 2021
Anne 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 Veterans Memorial/Museum.


  • Published on Mon., Jun 7, 2021
  • Submitted by K aren Rost

Jacob Montgomery Cole
Nov 17, 1993 - Jun 1, 2021
In 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
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Jan (Dillman) Brashear
Nov. 23, 1938 - June 26, 2021
Jan 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.


Jesse Everette Richardson, Jr.
abt 1971 - Jun 4, 2021

Jesse Everette Richardson, Jr. , 50 of Dallas, TX. passed June 4, 2021 in Desoto,TX.. Funeral services are 12 noon, Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Woodland 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 Birdston cemetery.

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 Dallas

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 Birdston cemetery.

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.


Jewell Erline (Kelley) Steele
Mar. 18, 1894 - Feb. 12, 1979

Mrs. Steele

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 Birdston Cemetery.

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 great-grandchildren.


Florene (Trompler) Grounds
Mar 17, 1927 - Dec 4, 2022

Florene 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, Texas.

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 Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


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  • w/o Harry Lee Grounds married Dec. 22, 1944; d/o Henry Paul & Gertrude Ida (Muesse) Trompler

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 in Waco.

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 Corsicana.

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

Garlon 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 Georgetown, Texas.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.


Leonard Gary Gordon
May 25, 1919 - Sep 19, 1983
Leonard Gary Gordon
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.


Paul Jones Curry
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 Gaines.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Howell, Billy McConnico, George Sims, Gilbert Milner, Clark Loper, and Wally Stroud.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the First Baptist Church.

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 Oakwood Cemetery.

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 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Leroy Bonner, Richard Bonner, Jim Bonner, John Hughes, D. H. Hughes, and C. D. Holmes.


Roy Lee Crawford
Dec 19, 1900 - Dec 26, 1972

Roy Crawford

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 the Bazette Cemetery.

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 Home here.

She was born in Henderson County and lived most of her life here.

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 Bazette Cemetery.

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 Bazette Cemetery.

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) Bridges
May 6, 1884 - Nov 15, 1972

Mrs. Bridges

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 Board Tree Cemetery.

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 Plemons.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 9, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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


Mrs. Bridges

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.



Mrs. Bridges

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.


Will Brooks
Jul 27, 1891 - Sep 27, 1972

W. Brooks

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.



Will Brooks

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 at Cheneyboro.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, five grandchildren, a brother and other relatives.


Martha (Green) Zimmermon
Oct 26, 1898 - Nov 25, 1972

Mrs. Zimmermon

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 in Corsicana.

Rev. L. L. Sheffield will officiate, and burial will be at Cheneyboro Cemetery 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

Rev. Blair

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 Cheneyboro Community.

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 service.

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 three great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons and nephews will be pallbearers. Calhoun directs.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 7, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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 (Green) Blair

Leon Campbell
Apr 6, 1908 - Sep 29, 1972

L. Campbell

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.



L. Campbell

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.


Jessie Ladene (Wright) Lawrence-Green
Jan 2, 1932 - Aug 2, 1972

Mrs. Green

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 Wright.

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 membership.

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.



Mrs. Green

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

L. Benfield

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 arrangements.

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

Joyce 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 since 1965.
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 Home.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Marcus Edwin Humbert married June 1, 1956.; d/o Willie Eugene Dyer & Mary Elta (Ellis) Dyer

General Jackson "Jack" Robinson
Feb 27, 1931 - Mar 26, 2021
General 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 railroad industry.
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 Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


Johnny Audine (Willis) Johnson
Apr 8, 1951 - Mar 8, 2021
Johnny Johnson of Corsicana passed from this life on Monday, March 8, 2021. She was born on April 8, 1951.

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 Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Johnny Audine Willis Johnson, 69, of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, March 8, 2021. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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 Dresden Cemetery.


  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • h/o Carol (Moore) Harwell, married Nov 23, 1963; s/o Amos Ransom Harwell & Charlette Frances Harwell
  • Corsicana High School - 1955

Parilee (Just) Schults-King
Nov 11, 1927 - Jun 14, 2021
Parilee 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 Oakwood Cemetery.Pallbearers will be Bobby Shults, Cameron Young, Tommy Horn, Caleb Bancroft, Corbin Bancroft, Ellis Young, Bryson Murray. Honorary pallbearer Troy Bullard.


  • Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
  • w/o (1) William Shults and (2) James "Tex" King; d/o Adolph Just & Florence (Hagen) Just


Parilee King, 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 Oakwood Cemetery. Please see for the full obituary.


Wilson Martin Spear, Jr.
Dec 19, 1922 - Jun 13, 2021

Wilson 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 Oakwood Cemetery on Saturday, June 26 following a graveside service at 11 a.m.

Arrangements by griffin-roughton funeral home


Robert Aldrich Lang, Dr.
Mar 5, 1927 - Jun 21, 2021

Robert 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 Colorado).

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 Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics.

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 Corsicana).

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 Oakwood Cemetery.

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 immensely.

In lieu of flowers, the family requested any donations to St. John's Episcopal Church of Corsicana.


Sam Michael Palmeri
Sep 9, 1920 - Oct 27, 2016

Sam 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 Club.

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 the following:

� Son: Tom Palmeri and wife Katie of Mesquite, Texas
� Son: John Palmeri and partner Ann Venegas of Round Rock, Texas
� 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.

Loyd Samuel Parker Sr
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 Worth.

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 Wilson.

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Chester Houston "Check" Owens
Jul 25, 1921 - Dec 25, 2004
Check Owens

Check Owens, 83, of Purdon passed away Saturday, Dec. 25, 2004 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

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 Younger Cemetery
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 U.S. Army.

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 and selecting the "Check Owens" obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.


Morton Lane Parker Jr
Nov 25, 1923 - Jan 14, 2009
Morton 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 Cemetery.


  • WWII Veteran
  • WWII Biography
  • Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
  • h/o Mary Evalena (Dyer) Pate; s/o William P. Pate & Bertha Ellen (Broughton) Pate

Alvin Vernon Neal
Jan 4, 1902 - Nov 11, 1977

Alvin Neal

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 St. Elmo Cemetery.

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.


Lena Hemenway
Nov 1889 - Dec 18, 1977

Mrs. Hemenway

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 Cemetery.

She was a native of Winkler and a member of the Church of Christ.

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.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Dec 19, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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)

Cecil Albert
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 Rice Cemetery.

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 relatives.


Sadie Ruth (Burrow) McCoy
Apr 11, 1898 - May 21, 1977

Mrs. McCoy

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 Providence 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 Rosharon.

Local arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.


Virgil Edwin Lawless
Oct 17, 1921 - Dec 15, 1977

Virgil Lawless

Graveside services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Pisgah Ridge 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 four daughters.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.



Virgil Lawless

The Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate at the 3:30 p.m. graveside services at Pisgah Ridge Cemetery for Virgil E. Lawless, who died Thursday in Dallas.


Leonard Yarbrough
Mar 12, 1913 - Sep 20, 1977

Leonard Yarbrough

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 Oakwood Cemetery.

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.



Leonard Yarbrough

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
Oakwood Cemetery 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.


Betty Lee (Calloway) Dilliard-Green
Nov 10, 1907 - Aug 16, 1977

Mrs. Green

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 Hospital.

The Rev. Kenward Goode and the Rev. J. N. Freeman will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

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 Ellington.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Aug 17, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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

Jim Pinales

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 Hospital.

The Rev. George Solis will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

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. C. Young.

Honorary pallbearers are Jim McCarter, Gilbert Ruiz, Paul Aguilar, Aurello Aranda, Sam Estrada, and Olin C. Coker.


Guy Morgan Davis
Feb 18, 1907 - Aug 20, 1977

Guy Davis

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 Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a member of the Purdon Baptist Church and a Mason.

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 Cayuga.

Pallbearers will be Wesley S. Davis, Jacky B. Davis, Elbert L. Kirk, James L. Kirk, Chester Kirk and Jack Kelsh.


Ethel Lee (Ford) Egge
Jun 21, 1912 - May 17, 1977

Mrs. Egge

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 of Chicago.

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 levels.

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 six nephews.

The family requests that memorial be in the form of contributions to the Ethel Egge Memorial Missionary Fund at First Baptist Church



Mrs. Egge

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church for Mrs. Ethel Lee Egge, who died Tuesday night at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Harold Langford and Dr. Leo Eddleman will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

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 Home.


James Clayton Harris
Jan 20, 1969 - Sep 20, 2022

Obituary 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 side.
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 trustworthy children.
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 & Diane Richards
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • h/o Shari Dawn (Horton) Harris; s/o Marshall Larry Harris [buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, TX] & Patricia Lynne (Watson) Harris

Emily 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.


Rachel 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 cemetery.

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.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec. 21, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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 Hillsboro.

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 relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mack Crawford, Shorty Harper, Colman Ponder, Frank Johnson, J. O. Williams and Howard Long.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.


Marilyn (Owen) Andersen
Dec 23, 1952 - Jul 9, 2021
Marilyn Owen Andersen, 68, passed away on July 9, 2021 in Corsicana, Texas after a courageous fight with cancer.
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.


Margie Lou (Carter) Hill
Jul 16, 1938 - May 18, 2021
Margie 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 Carter.

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 activities.

Margie described herself as very social, fun loving, gregarious, and a little mischievous. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, wife, and friend to many.

She dearly loved her children, Bart and Carter, her grandchildren, Jake Hill, Bailey Hill, Jessie Pawelek, Jackson and Tommy Hoskins, and their family gatherings.

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 nephews.

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
Coman 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 room.

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 Heavenly Father.
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
Ruth 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 p.m.
Internment will be at a later date in the Bradner, Ohio cemetery.
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
Trudy 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 puzzles.

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, Mo.

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 Oakwood cemetery.

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 relatives.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Sep. 16, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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 Oakwood cemetery.

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.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Aug 12, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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 Mexia.

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 county.

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 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.


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 Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCormick Chapel here with burial in the Frost cemetery.

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 relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.


Robert Victor Stewart
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 Dresden cemetery.


Margaret (Davis) Kelley-Johnson
Sep 19, 1929 - Aug 27, 2015
Margaret 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 Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Saturday, August 29 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

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 Bruce.

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 76639.


  • Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard, Tx
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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
Mary 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 passed away.
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. at Younger 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.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar. 11, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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 (Falls) Walker
  • 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.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 21, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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.


Paula Jan (Wheat) Schoenewolf-Libal-Gillen
Oct 3, 1952 - Jan 2, 2023

Paula 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 Home
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • 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

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