Dec 17, 1892 - Nov 2, 1963
Mrs. Guy Rinker Dies Saturday
Mrs. Guy Rinker, 70, died at the family residence, 318
South Fifteenth street, Saturday morning. Native of
Pursley, she had resided in Corsicana many years.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the
Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt,
pastor, with burial in the
Surviving are her husband Corsicana; three brothers,
Homer Sprinkle, Corsicana; Tommy and Henry Sprinkle,
both of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Ola
Robinson and Mrs. Earl Albritton, both of Corsicana, and
several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Tom Harrison,
Andrews, and Mrs. Roland Rogers, Waxahachie, nieces
reared by Mrs. Rinker and other relatives.
Griffin will direct.
Guy Carlton Rinker
Sep 23, 1885 - Sep 25, 1973
Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the
Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Guy Rinker, 88, of
Post, Tex., who died Tuesday at Tahoka. Rev. Ted
Stanley, was to officiate, with burial to follow at
Survivors include three sisters.
Pallbearers include Bacil Herod, Chester Sprinkle,
Tom P. Harrison, Roland G. Rogers, L. C. Cook, and
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at
the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Guy Rinker,
88, of Post Texas who died in Tahoka, Texas. He
was a former resident of Corsicana. Rev. Ted
Stanley, Missionary Baptist Church pastor, will
officiate, and burial will be at
He was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Grace
Etheridge and Mrs. Nell Griffin, both of
Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. Jessie Williams
Carl Deaton, Sr.
Dec 14, 1890 - Nov 15, 1963
L. C. Deaton, 72, Found Dead On Hunting Trip
Luther Carl Deaton, 72, retired textile
worker, 616 South Main Street, was found
dead a short distance from Highway 31 late
Friday night. He is reported to have gone
squirrel hunting Friday afternoon, leaving
his home about 2 p.m.
When he failed to return home, a search was
instituted and later the police auxiliary,
deputy sheriffs and police force were
summoned to aid in the search about 8:30
p.m. A relative and an auxiliary police
group are reported to have found the body
lying on the ground about 11:15 p.m.
Howe French, justice of the peace, conducted
an investigation and returned a coroner's
verdict of death from natural causes. Deaton
is reported to have been a cardiac patient.
He was a native of North Carolina.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three
sons, Luther Carl Deaton, Jr., Fort Worth;
Robert H. and John William Deaton, both of
Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ann Pickard,
Alvin, and Mrs. Bette Buchanan, Corsicana;
nine grandchildren; five brothers, Wade
Deaton, Sourth Carolina; W. T. Deaton, High
Point, N. C.; Jesse Deaton, Virginia; John
Deaton, High Point, N. C., and Doy Deaton,
California; four sisters, Mrs. Lettie
Dudley, Mrs. Myrtle Williams, Florida; Mrs.
Bertha Dunn, Virginia; Mrs. Ann Watson, High
Point, N. C.; stepmother, Mrs. J. H. Deaton,
High Point, N. C.; three half brothers, six
half sisters and other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2
p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in
The services will be conducted by Rev. Jim
Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.
Pallbearers will be Benny Heathcote, Brown
Spurlock, C. W. Blackmon, Curtis Henthorn,
Ira Yarbrough, Charlie Bryant, Leo Selman
and Preston Allred.
Johnny Aaron Robert Matthews
Jan 23, 1992 - Dec 30, 2017
Aaron Robert Matthews was born on January 23, 1992
in Sulphur Springs, Tx.
He is survived by his parents Robert & Sarah
Matthews of North Carolina and Brian & Sherri Warren
of Brady, TX, as well as two sisters Karen Elizabeth
Feaster of Midland, TX and Stormi JC Ferguson of
Johnny walked into the loving arms of his Lord and
savior, Jesus Christ on December 30, at 1am.
s/o Robert Lynn Matthews, Jr. &
Sherri Lynn (Chandler)
Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home
Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana,
Navarro Co., TX
Oct 4, 1882 - Apr 6, 1964
D. D. Ingram, 81, Dies Monday
D. D. Ingram, 81, native of Barry,
died at the Twilight Home Monday
Funeral services will be held from
the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3
p.m. f=with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev.
J. M. Fannin, pastor of the
Primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, A. P. Ingram,
Lake Jackson; a daughter, Mrs. Ruby
Lee Wallace, Corsicana; five
great-grandchildren, a brother, R.
H. Ingram, Corsicana and other
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tues., Apr 7, 1964
Cora Lee (Lewis) Ingram married
Dec 6, 1908; s/o Joseph
Etheldred "Joe" Ingram & Sarah
Ascenith (Owen) Ingram
Harriett Bell "Hattie" (Wasson)
Feb 4, 1877 - Apr 14, 1964
Hold Services Mrs. Freemon
Funeral was at 10 a.m. Thursday
for Mrs. George (Aunt Hattie)
Freemon in the Corley chapel
with burial in
Mrs. Freemon, age 87, died in
Corsicana Tuesday afternoon. She
was a native of Alabama.
Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the
Chatfield Methodist church,
Surviving are a sister, Mrs.
John Finch, Sr., Corsicana; a
number of nieces, nephews and
Pallbearers were J. P. Hodge,
John H. Montfort, Lloyd Sands,
Byron Kirby, Morris Kirby and W.
Tommie Myrtle (Coursey)
Dec 28, 1891 - Jun 17, 1964
Hold Services Mrs. Maxwell
Funeral services for Mrs. J.
F. Maxwell was held at 2
p.m. at Corley Funeral Home
chapel with Rev. Don Johnson
and Rev. Cass French, Jr.,
Burial was in the
Mrs. Maxwell, age 72, of
Route 5, Corsicana, died in
Memorial hospital Wednesday
afternoon. She was a native
of Itasca and had lived in
Navarro county 54 years.
She is survived by her
husband; three sons, Aaron
Maxwell, Temple; John F.
Maxwell, Jr., Winnsboro, and
Moss Maxwell, Corsicana; a
daughter, Mrs. H. L. Smelley,
brother, Henry Coursey,
Leslie, Ark.; a sister, Mrs.
Ruby Devaney, Dallas, and
Pallbearers were Leo Sands,
Loyd Sands, Orvel Glenn, J.
M. Hodge, Don Kirby, Morris
Kirby, Ed Ellington and
John Frank Maxwell, Sr.
Sep 30, 1889 - Feb 10,
J. F. Maxwell Rites
Services for J. F.
Maxwell, 75, retired
Chatfield farmer, who
died in Paulyne�s Rest
Home Wednesday, were
held Friday at 2 p.m.
from the Corley Chapel
with burial in the
New Chatfield cemetery.
The rites were conducted
by Rev. Don Johnson,
pastor of the Chatfield
Methodist church, and
Rev. Cass French, pastor
of the Second Avenue
Maxwell had resided in
the Chatfield community
for 50 years.
Surviving are three
sons, Aaron Maxwell,
Temple; Garland M.
Maxwell, Corsicana, and
John F. Maxwell, Jr.,
Winnsboro; a daughter,
Mrs. Jewell Smelley,
a brothers, J. C.
Maxwell, Waco, and other
Pallbearers were Lloyd
Sands, Leo Sands, Ed
Ellington, J. M. Hodge,
Morris Kirby, Byron
Featherston and Weldon
The Corsicana Daily
- Fri., Feb 12, 1965
h/o Tommie Myrtle (Coursey)
Maxwell married May
24, 1908; s/o
Hezekiah C. "Ki"
Maxwell & Henrietta
Jun 1, 1918 - Mar
L. L. Patterson
L. L. Patterson, 45,
of Fort Worth,
Corsicana, died in
the St. Joseph�s
Hospital in Fort
a short illness.
Native of Chatfield,
he was a veteran of
World War II.
were held Monday at
2 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel with
burial in the
The rites were
conducted by Rev.
pastor of the
Surviving are his
wife of Ft. Worth;
two daughters, Miss
Letha Patterson and
Mrs. Jenny Franklin,
both of Fort Worth;
parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. Patterson,
and a brother,
all of Corsicana,
and other relatives.
Johnny Mosley, Bobby
Rutledge and Bobby
Jun 12, 1897 -
Mar 3, 1965
died in Memorial
held Thursday at
2 p.m. from the
The rites were
Assembly of God
and Rev. B. W.
Church of God.
Burial was in
Patterson was a
his wife of
G. L. Blackford,
Fort Worth and
brother, E. P.
Oct 22, 1879
- Aug 2,
Mrs. C. T.
will be held
2 p.m. from
and Rev. Ike
Mrs. R. E.
Jan 21, 1881 - Feb 6, 1965
Hugh Burleson Rites Thursday
Service for Hugh Burleson, 74, retired rural mail
carrier, Streetman, will be held from the First
Baptist church in Streetman Thursday at 2 p.m.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles
Davenport, pastor, assisted by Rev. Johnny Johnson.
Burial will be in the
Burleson died Tuesday noon in the Freestone County
Memorial hospital in Fairfield.
Burleson was a
World War I
veteran and a member of the Streetman Masonic Lodge.
Surviving are his wife of Streetman; a daughter,
Mrs. T. H. Foster, New Braunfels; two brothers, Ross
Burleson, San Antonio, and Fred Burleson, Corsicana;
a sister, Mrs. W. O. Winborn, Arlington; and other
Pallbearers will be Earl Speed, Angus Kent McGilvary,
Ralph Howell, J. A. Coleman, Leonard Lee and Lloyd
Abt. 1883 - May 10, 1965
John Mizioe Rites Are Held
Funeral rites were held Wednesday at 11 a.m.
here for John Mizioe, 82, retired textile worker
who died suddenly Monday at 1813 Sycamore.
Services were held from the church of the
Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the
Catholic Cemetery. Conducting the rites was
Rev. A. J. Merkel. Immaculate Conception pastor.
Mizioe is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Roland
Marchand of Corsicana, with whom he had resided
for eight years.
Mizioe was a native of Poland and lived in
Massachusetts before coming to Corsicana.
Nov 28, 1891 - Aug 1. 1965
Mrs. Powell Expires Sunday
Mrs. Mamie Powell died Sunday at her home,
1406 East Seventh avenue.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3
p.m. from the Bethel AME church with Rev.
John R. Thornton, pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the
Native of Chatfield, Mrs. Powell had resided
in Corsicana 23 years.
Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Pearlie
Slaughter, Fort Worth; Mrs. Addie Hall,
Malakoff; Mrs. Mamie Smith, Dallas; Miss
Murency Powell, Dallas; Murrel Powell,
Kilgore; Curtis and William Powell, both of
Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be officers and members of
Calhoun Funeral Home will direct.
Martha Ann "Mattie" (Martin) Dutton
Oct. 25, 1875 - Aug. 22, 1965
Mrs. Dutton, 89, Rites Monday
KERENS, Aug. 25 (Spl)�Mrs. Martha
Dutton, 89, long-time Bazette and Kerens
resident, died in the Twilight Home in
Corsicana Sunday morning.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2
p.m. from the Paschal Funeral Chapel
here with burial in the
Bazette cemetery. Rev. Don Walker,
pastor of the First Baptist church,
conducted the rites.
Mrs. Dutton was born Oct. 25, 1875 in
Mississippi. She was a member of the
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Winifred
Conner, Mart; a granddaughter, Mrs. Ruth
Quinn, Kerens; a grandson, Billy Dutton,
Kerens; two great-grandsons, Gayle
Quinn, Houston, and Larry Quinn, Kerens;
one great-granddaughter, Christina
Quinn, Houston, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Aston Gray, T. M.
Shelton, Clint Baster, Ben R. Cherry,
Lester Shelton and Roy Scarbrough.
Jane "Jennie" (Hail) Kelley
May 8, 1868 - Aug 2, 1965
Mrs. D. C. Kelley Dies Monday
Mrs. D. C. (Bub) Kelley, 97, native of Navarro county,
died in Normangee Monday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from
the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the
Her late husband was Navarro county jailer and court
bailiff for a number of years. She formerly resided in
Corsicana and Streetman. Mrs. Kelley was a Baptist.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. L. J. Honea, Normangee;
two sons, Joe H. Kelley, Liberty, and John L. Kelley,
Corsicana; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren,
and four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Robert Lee Clark
Jun 28, 1918 - Nov 7, 1965
R. L. Clark, 47, Found Dead In Auto On Sunday
Robert Lee Clark, 47, oil field worker, 1424 West
Collin street, was found dead in his automobile on
U. S. Highway 287 southeast of Eureka Monday
W. H. Tipton, justice of the peace, conducted an
inquest and returned a verdict of "death from
natural causes." State Highway Patrolman Bob
Parrish, Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon and Constable
Bell of Eureka investigated.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the
Griffin Chapel with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Leonard Lee,
Clark was a member of the St. Elmo Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, Robert Clark, Grand Prairie;
three brothers, J. R. Clark, Grand Prairie; D. W.
Clark, Corsicana, and Wallace Clark, Montana; four
sisters, Mrs. Bessie Beasley, Corsicana; Mrs. Mayre
Robinson, Dallas; Mrs. Carolyn Goodard, Dallas, and
Mrs. Levenia Foster, Grand Prairie, and other
Pallbearers were Buster Burleson, Emmett Ferguson,
Murl Anderson, Jake Barker, Wayne Pillans and Robert
David Lee Wansley
Feb 24, 1944 - Jun 1, 2023
February 24, 1944, David Lee Wansley was born at
home in Mineola, Texas to J.T. and Amie Lee Wansley.
He attended Lone Grove Schools through the eighth
grade, then Quitman High School, and he graduated
from Troup High School. After graduation, he moved
to Corsicana to attend Navarro College and worked
full-time at King's Grocery where he met the love of
his life, Carol King. Dave and Carol dated for five
years and were married April 22, 1967 while he was
serving in the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot. The
couple was first stationed in Fayetteville, North
Carolina, then Dave was deployed to Vietnam. During
his seven month deployment, Dave was flying a rescue
mission when his helicopter was shot down. Dave
sustained significant injuries. On March 14, 1969,
Dave and Carol welcomed their only child, Laura Ann
Wansley, while stationed at Ft. Walters Military
Institute where Dave served as a flight instructor.
For his service to his country, David was awarded
the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal,
the Vietnam Campaign Medal, and was honorably
discharged. David's career with the Texas Department
of Public Safety as a highway patrolman began in
LaGrange, Texas, and he also served in Commerce
where he graduated with a B.S. in Criminal Justice
from TexasA & M - Commerce. Next, David was
stationed in Quitman where he was recruited by the
TX DPS Aircraft section to be a helicopter pilot in
Lubbock. For his heroism on a number of occasions,
David was named the DPS Trooper of the Year.After
retirement from his last post with DPS in Mineral
Wells, Dave and Carol moved to Florida to be near
their daughter. There, David was employed by FLIR
Corporation, selling and demonstrating
see-in-the-dark cameras for law enforcement
helicopters. David was an avid golfer and fisherman.
In retirement, Dave and Carol made their homes in
Corsicana, Temple, and Holly Lake Ranch. David was
preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, Mr.
and Mrs. James King, and his daughter. Also
preceding him were his brothers Donald, Jerry, and
Bill Wansley. He is survived by Carol King Wansley,
his wife of 56 years. He is also survived by his
sister Katie Wansley Tournage, several nieces and
nephews, his bonus daughter, Shellie O'Neal, his
bonus granddaughter, Jaelyn Bergey, and many
treasured friends. Funeral services will be held at
Corley's Funeral Home Saturday, June 3. Visitation
will be at 10 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. service.
Interment will be at Central Texas State Veterans
Cemetery in Killeen, Texas on Monday, June 12 at 3
pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you
contribute to the charity of your choice in David's
Nov 2, 1949 - Jun 4, 2023
Tomlinson, age 73, died peacefully in her sleep at
her home in Gulf Breeze, FL June 4th. She was born
November 2, 1949 in Corsicana, Tx and was a graduate
of Corsicana High School. Sherry's life centered
around her family. In their younger years, she and
husband Ron enjoyed camping, motocross and other
outdoor sports including SCUBA diving. Once, she
even rode all the way to Alaska from Texas on the
back of Ron's motorcycle.
When she was not managing her daughter's busy
schedule or coaching her cheerleading squad, Sherry
pursued her passion for world travel, collecting
antique furnishings, gardening, and landscaping
design. She designed both of their backyard oases in
Texas and Florida. Inspired by Japanese gardens,
their Texas home contained a Koi pond complete with
over a dozen fish.
She and Ron retired in Gulf Breeze, Florida to be
near their daughter Dr. Rosamond Sonnen and
granddaughter Sienna, now age 8. She throughly
enjoyed her years in Florida keeping Sienna several
days each week while allowing Rosamond to establish
her successful dental practice.
> Sherry was preceded in death by her parents M.
Wesley and LaValta Moody Warner and her brother
Terry of Corsicana, Texas. She is survived by
husband Ron, daughter Dr. Rosamond Sonnen and
granddaughter Sienna Sonnen of Gulf Breeze, Florida,
brother Wesley Warner of Sherman Oaks, California,
sister Pamela Pierce and husband Ricky of Fairfield,
Texas and their 4 children.
A visitation will be held at Rose Lawn Funeral Home
from 10-11:00 am on Thursday, June 15, 2023. A
funeral service will begin at 11:00 am with Pastor
John Kelsoe officiating. Interment will follow in
Rose Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze, Florida.
Sep 4, 1902 - Sep 11, 1965
Mrs. Howeth Dies Saturday
Mrs. A. L. (Jack) Howeth, 63, died at her
residence, 2110 West Sixth avenue, early
Services are planned from the Corley Chapel
Sunday at 4 p.m. with Rev. Sidney Roberts,
pastor of the First Methodist Church,
conducting. Other details are incomplete.
Mrs. Howeth, a native of Kerens, is survived by
her husband of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Betty
Remonte, Corsicana; a son, R. A. Howeth, San
Diego, Calif.; three grandchildren; two
brothers, D. T. Nicholson of Corsicana, and L.
P. Nicholson, San Benito, Texas; a sister, Mrs.
H. J. Hollinger, San Diego, Calif; and mother,
Mrs. R. F. Nicholson, Corsicana.
Sunday Rites Mrs. Howeth
Funeral services for Mrs. A. L. (Jack)
Howeth, 63, who died at her home, 2119 West
Sixth held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at
4 p.m. with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney
Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist
church, and Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of the
First Baptist church.
Native of Kerens, Mrs. Howeth is survived by
her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs.
Betty Remonte, Corsicana; a son, R. A.
Howeth, San Diego, Calif.; three
grandchildren, two brothers, D. T.
Nicholson, Corsicana, and L. P. Nicholson,
San Benito, Calif.; mother, Mrs. R. F.
Nicholson, Corsicana and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Woody Wilson, L. R.
Cockrell, Joe B. Fortson, Ted Red, F. M.
Howeth and Morris Howeth.
Hallie (Robinson) Summitt
Apr 8, 1902 - Nov 20, 1965
Mrs. Summitt Dies Saturday, Rites Sunday
Mrs. Hallie Robinson Summitt, 63, died
early Saturday in Memorial Hospital.
A resident of 518 North Twenty-third
street, she was a member of the Tupelo
Funeral services will be held Sunday at
2 p.m. from Griffin's chapel with burial
Oakwood cemetery. The officiating
minister will be Rev. Weldon Haynes,
pastor of the Chatfield, Roane and
Tupelo Methodist churches, assisted by
Rev,. Steve Massie, pastor of First
Christian Church of Corsicana.
Her survivors include one son, Granville
G. (Jack) Summitt of Corsicana; two
grandchildren, LeAnn and Mark Stephen
Summitt of Corsicana; seven brothers,
George And William Robinson of
Corsicana, John, Reuben, Joe and Alex
Robinson of Rice, and W. A. Robinson of
San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs.
C. F. Mirus and Mrs. A. F. Lockhart,
both of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. A. Drake
of Austin; and a number of nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Bill Wilson. George
Robinson, John Robinson, Richard
Robinson, William Robinson, Joe
Robinson, Reuben Robinson, and Alex
Sep 9, 1918 - Jun 14, 1965
Mrs. Dean Kent Dies Monday
KERENS, June 14 (Spl)�Mrs. Dean
Kent, 46, died in Memorial hospital
early Monday morning following an
extended illness. She was active in
the First Methodist church.
Funeral services will be held from
the First Methodist church Tuesday
at 3 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.
The rites will be conducted by Rev.
Burt Gillis of Smithfield, former
pastor here, and Rev. Odis Brown,
Surviving are her husband Barney
Kent, and mother, Mrs. Leslie Levy,
both of Kerens; three sisters, Mrs.
Doris Wille, and Mrs. Sally
McDaniel, both of Houston, and Mrs.
Jimmie Jenkins, Kerens; two
brothers, Jack Sims, Galveston and
Bill Sims, Houston, and a number of
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Paschal Funeral Home directs.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Mon., Jun 14, 1965
Submitted by Diane Richards
w/o Barney Melvin Kent; d/o
Tomas Sims & Leslie (Crocker)
Sims per death certificate
Frances (Worrill) Williams
Sep 15, 1895 - Feb 25, 1965
Mrs. Williams Rites Saturday
Final rites for Mrs. Frances W.
Williams, 1438 West Third
avenue, retired teacher, who
died in Methodist hospital in
Houston Thursday night, were
held Saturday from the McCammon
Chapel at 2 p.m. with burial in
The services were conducted by
Rev. Stephen L. Massie, minister
of the First Christian church,
of which she was a member. She
was also a member of the James
Blair Chapter DAR and Chi Omega
Mrs. Williams was the widow of
the late Percy D. Williams, a
former Corsicana banker. She
graduated from SMU in 1918 and
taught French to Army nurses
going to France in World War I.
she taught math in Ennis and
Corsicana schools prior to her
marriage in 1921 and at the time
of her retirement several years
ago, was a teacher in the
Emhouse High School.
Surviving are a son, Percy D.
Williams, Jr., Houston; three
granddaughters, Anne, Margaret
Frances and Elizabeth Williams,
all of Houston; mother, Mrs.
Williamson Worrill, Corsicana,
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Howard
Register, Will Hashop, Harrison
Fendley, Wayne Mitchell, Charles
Watkins, , Wesley Edens, Jr.; W.
L. Holman and Campbell
Percy Don Williams, Sr.
Jan 30, 1882 - Dec 27, 1948
PERCY D. WILLIAMS DIES IN
DALLAS; FUNERAL TUESDAY
Funeral services for Percy
D. Williams, aged 66 years,
former long-time resident of
Corsicana, who died in
Dallas Monday, were held in
Dallas Tuesday afternoon at
A native of New Albany,
Miss., he moved to Texas at
the age of 11 years with his
parents, who settled near
Williams was identified with
banking interests in Navarro
county for 30o years. He was
one of the organizers of the
State National Bank in
Corsicana and was vice
president when he moved to
Dallas in 1934. He was the
representative of the
Southwestern Life Insurance
Company in Dallas.
Other activities while a
resident of Corsicana
included serving as
secretary of the board of
deacons of the First Baptist
church and chairman of the
finance committee of the
church, vice president of
the Corsicana YMCA and was
active in participation in
Boy Scout work, Williams was
a member of the Masonic
lodges at Barry and
Corsicana and of Hella
Temple Shrine in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs.
Frances W. Williams; a son,
Percy D. Williams, Jr.,
associate professor of law
at the University of Texas;
a brother, C. O. Williams,
Barry, and two sisters, Mrs.
Bert Mitchell, Barry, and
Mrs. George Stokes, Tulsa,
Entombment was in Hillcrest
Pallbearers were James R.
Fields, W. M. Davidson, B.
B. Munsey, Dick Dunn, Joe J.
Murray, A. E. Nicholson and
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wed., Dec 29, 1948
(Obit and death
Entombment was in
Dallas, but there is a
Oakwood cemetery for
him); h/o Frances (Worrill)
Williams; s/o George
Washington Williams &
Cassie Elizabeth (Knox)
Jul 10, 1896 - Oct 14, 1965
Mrs. Crabtree Of Lamesa Dies
Mrs. Mary Ethel Crabtree, formerly of Corsicana, died in
Graveside rites will be conducted at
Sunday at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of
the First Baptist church, conducting the services.
An earlier service was held at Lamesa Saturday at 2 p.m.
Surviving are a brother, Ross French, Amarillo, and a
sister, Mrs. Ollie Jordan, Lamesa.
Corley directs local arrangements.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Sat., Oct 16, 1965
- Submitted by
- w/o Milton
Carroll Crabtree (divorced) buried in Meridian
cemetery, Meridian, Tx. d/o John Robinson French
buried Dresden and Clara (Shaw) French-Red buried in
Dawson county cemetery, Lamesa, Tx.
Newton David McKee
Dec 26, 1881 - Nov 14, 1965
Hold Services For N. D. McKee
Newton David McKee, 83, retired cotton broker, long-time
Corsicana and Dallas resident, died in Fort Worth
Funeral services were held from the Westminister
Presbyterian church with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor
of the church, and Dr. Edward Mohns, pastor of the
Highland Park Presbyterian church, of which McKee waws a
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Cleta Hines, Midland; two
grandchildren, Charles David Hines and Frances Mary
Hines, both of Midland; a sister, Mrs. Walter Garland,
Fort Worth; a number of nieces and nephews; a
sister-in-law, Miss Minnie Johnson, Corsicana; a
brother-in-law, Ernest H. Johnson, Dallas, and other
Pallbearers were L. A. Johnson, Jr.; W. McCammon, Cleta
Hines, Wiley Johnson, Neil Johnson, Jr.; R. J. Blaquiere,
W. F. Garland, General W. M. Garland and Dave Garland.
Sep. 15, 1875 - Mar. 16, 1965
Mrs. J. E. Watts Dies Tuesday In Longview
Mrs. J. E. Watts of Longview, 89, mother of Mrs. W. C.
Stroube, died Tuesday about 5 p.m. in Longview where she
had made her home the past 25 years.
She was born in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana.
She was the widow of the late J. E. Watts who died in
1944 and was buried here in
Funeral services will be held from Corley chapel
Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Dr. Sloan Gentry of the East
Dallas Christian Church and Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of
First Christian church, officiating. Burial will be in
Besides Mrs. Stroube, she is survived by one other
daughter, Miss Jesse Watts of Longview, and two sons,
Gordon Watts of Longview and Edward Watts of Dallas; a
grandson, Joe Stroube, and two great-granddaughters,
Elizabeth and Susan Stroube, all of Corsicana; a
brother, W. O. Wilson, Shreveport, La.; a sister, Mrs.
Lee Neal, Pleasant Hill, La.; and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Glenn Smith, Sam Neal, Forrest
Ferguson, A. L. Tice, James Pace and Frank McNally.
Jun 30, 1921 - Apr 22, 2020
Donaldson, Jr., 98, passed away in Ennis, Texas, on
April 22, 2020. Burial will be at Myrtle Cemetery.
Claude was born on June 30, 1921, in Rice, Texas, to the
late Claude, Sr. and Katy Williams Donaldson. Claude
grew up in Rice and after graduation, he went to NYA
Institute in Marble Falls and then to Ennis Tag Company
(later known as Ennis Business Forms) where he met
Claude joined the U.S. Navy and Maybelle married him in
San Diego, California. Claude and Maybelle had three
children: Darrell, James "Jim", and Cheryl.
Darrell Donaldson married Janette Davis and they had no
children. Darrell entered the U.S. Army and was killed
in Vietnam on March 9, 1969.
Claude is survived by his son, James "Jim" Donaldson and
his wife, Beverly; daughter, Cheryl Knowlton and her
husband, Troy; grandchildren, Josh Knowlton, Kasy Hovis
and her husband, Chad, of Ennis, TX, Kara Donaldson, of
Nairobi, Kenya, and Mark Donaldson, of Bedford, TX; and
great-grandchildren: Ryan Hunter Sachse, Summer, and
Shafer Weber. Y5
Charles Albert Deveny
Mar 2, 1924 - Sep 29, 2015
Charles Albert Deveny
Jr., born March 2, 1934 in Corsicana, Texas, entered
into eternal rest on September 29, 2015 in Sugar Land,
Texas. Charles served as a Weatherman in World War II in
the U.S Army Air Corp. He graduated from the University
of Texas - Austin with a Bachelor's of Science in
Mechanical Engineering and also graduated from Cal Tech
with a Masters of Science in Meteorology. He worked 38
years for Exxon as a mechanical engineer and was a
member of Watters Road Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Ida Nell Deveny, sons
Daniel, Ken and Glenn Deveny.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 6, 2015
12:00pm-1:30pm with family and 6:30pm-8:30pm without
family present at Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be 11:00am, Thursday, October 8,
2015 followed by burial at Forest Park Lawndale
- Published in
Houston Chronicle on Oct. 4, 2015
- h/o Ida Nell
(McDonald) Deveny; s/o Charles Albert Deveny Sr &
Minnie Ara (Ewing) Deveny
Edmond Walter "Red"
Apr 2, 1919 - Mar 17, 2008
W. "Red" Deming, 88 of Odessa, passed away
Monday, March 17, 2008.
He was born April 2, 1919 to Jude and Myrtle
Deming in Navarro County, Texas. He married
Dorothy Lee Ellis in August, 1955 in Odessa,
Texas. She preceded him in death in July, 1982.
He later married Audrey Robbins in 1988, she
preceded him in death in November, 2005.
Red served in World War II. He was a pipeline
contractor for many years, retiring from B&B
He is survived by his son and his wife, Randy
and Debbie Deming of Odessa; daughter and her
husband, Rhonda and Dale Bunger of Odessa;
sister Joyce Coley of Corsicana, Texas; four
grandchildren, Jeremy Deming, Ben Deming, Jake
Bunger and Nicki Bunger, all of Odessa; and
Red will be laid to rest at Sunset Memorial
Gardens in Odessa, Texas.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Buena
Vida Nursing Home and the staff at Star Hospice
for all the care and concern they showed.
Frances Dean (Teakell) Davidson-Winchester
May 25, 1937 - Sep 11, 2019
Dean (Teakell) Winchester, 82, of Grand Prairie
and formerly of Dawson, passed away Wednesday,
September 11, 2019 in Fort Worth. Funeral
services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 15
at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Mr. Dale
Bartel officiating. Interment will follow in
Dawson Cemetery where she will be laid to rest
beside her parents. The family will receive
friends from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the funeral
home before the services on Sunday.
Frances Dean was born May 25, 1937 in Dawson to
Wardean and Mary Edna (Slaughter) Teakell. She
was a graduate of Dawson High School and also
attended Navarro Junior College in Corsicana.
Later, after receiving her certification as an
X-Ray Technician at Methodist Hospital in
Dallas, Frances Dean worked for nearly 30 years
at Children's Hospital in Dallas before
retiring. She loved animals, especially dogs,
gardening, plants, shopping and the beach at
Galveston where she lived for 10 years after
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include three children, Tami Myers and
husband, Marty of Millsap, Jeff Winchester and
wife, Cheri O'Brian of Galveston and Traci
Bartel and husband, Dale of Grand Prairie;
grandchildren, Brittany Duckworth and husband,
Wade, Cody Myers, Chad Bartel and wife, Helen,
Callie Johnson and husband, Thomas and Brooke
Neff and husband, Thomas and 11
great-grandchildren, Clayton Neely, Caleb
Duckworth, Joshua Duckworth, Hannah Duckworth,
Blake Bartel, Cash Myers, Abigail Duckworth,
Zane Bartel, Grayson Johnson, Colton Neff and
Pallbearers will be Chad Bartel, Cody Myers,
Wade Duckworth, Marty Myers, Thomas Johnson,
Jeff Winchester, Clayton Neely, Caleb Duckworth,
Blake Bartel and Joshua Duckworth.
Belva Jean (Daniel)
Jun 11, 1940 - Jul 15, 2023
Obituary for Belva Daniel Clark
Ms. Belva Clark, age 83, passed away on Saturday, July
15, 2023, in Plano, Texas. She will be sincerely missed
by her loving family, devoted friends, and all the
wonderful individuals who knew and loved her.
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Restland Wildwood Chapel
Restland Funeral Home and Cemetery
13005 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75243
Apr 29, 1940 - Mar 15, 2023
is with heavy heart we announce the passing of
Barbara Ann Moore on Wednesday, March 15th,
2023. Barbara passed peacefully surrounded with
family, after a long battle with Lewy Bodies
Born on April 29th, 1940, in Dallas, TX to J.D
and Pauline Travis, Barbara enjoyed a fulfilled
life with her husband of 60 years, "Bud" Moore.
She is survived by her 4 children, Jamie
Billingsley, and her husband Clarence (Trey),
Lewis Edward (Eddie) Moore Jr. and wife Cheri,
James Moore and Tracy Moore Rathbun with her
husband Kent. Her Grandchildren, Jarrod Moore
and wife Leigh, Allison Brown and her husband
Dillon, Riley Moore, Dilan Moore, Max Rathbun
and Garrett Rathbun. Great Grandchildren, Jude
Moore, Judd Brown, Parker Moore and Logan Bates,
Blair Bates and Bree Bates.
Barbara�s joy in life was her family and making
sure everyone who came to their house had
something to eat. Her passion was cooking for
everyone that visited their home. She worked
many years for Brookshires Food Store and HEB
and never met a stranger.
Visitation will be Saturday, April 8, 2023, from
10:00am - 12:00pm at Westhill Church of Christ.
Funeral Service will follow at 2:00pm at
Westhill Church of Christ with Tim Cooke and
Anthony Warnes officiating.
Jul 09, 1904 - Oct 27, 1965
Hold Services M. T. Shoemaker
Graveside rites for Moses T. Shoemaker, 61, who died
Thursday were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at
Earlier services were held from the Central Christian
church in Fort Worth, Shoemaker was reared in Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth, the former Willie
Pearl Hedrick of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde
Calvert, Corsicana; Mrs. C. E. Lee, Luling and Mrs. Fay
Bailey, Corpus Christi; a brother, Charles Shoemaker,
Mexia, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Richard D. Parker, Wesley Edens, Jr.;
V. Ed Wendorf, Danny T. Nicholson, Clifford L. Brown and
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Sat., Oct 30, 1965
- Submitted by
- h/o Willie Perl
"Bill" (Hedrick) Shoemaker married Mar. 31, 1928;
s/o Clarence Lafayette Shoemaker & Charity Ann
Elizabeth "Bessie" (Speed) Miller
Oct 22, 1888 - Apr 18, 1965
Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Miller
Graveside rites for Mrs. Sarah E. (Bessie) Miller, 1607
Pleasant Drive, Dallas, who died during the weekend,
were held Tuesday at noon at
following 10 a.m. services from the Macon-Holcomb,
chapel in Dallas. She formerly resided in Corsicana.
Surviving are a son, Clifton Miller, Houston; three
daughters, Mrs. Thelma Westbrook, Houston; Mrs. Julia
Mayo, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary (Billy) Redden, Dallas;
12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two sisters,
Mrs. Mary McCleary, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Leland Avant,
Sampson, Ala.; five brothers, Tim Speed, Canada; Chinnel
and Willie Speed, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; Carey
Speed, Miami, Fla.; and Fate Speed, Florida.
Corley directed local arrangements.
Clifton Speed Miller
Jul 21, 1909 - May 27, 1965
Clifton Miller Dies Thursday
Clifton Miller, 55, native of Corsicana, retired Army
officer, sales representative, 646 Sulphur, Houston,
died Thursday. He was a veteran of
World War II.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel
Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in
Masons will have charge of graveside rites and will
provide pallbearers. The services will be conducted by
Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley Methodist
Surviving are his wife, a son, Cliff Edward Miller, both
of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Billy Redden, Dallas;
Mrs. A. M. Westbrook, Houston, and Mrs. R. H. Mayo, Jr.,
Corsicana and other relatives.
Flora Alpha (Cates)
Sep 26, 1893 - Apr 18, 1965
Mrs. J. B. Jones Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday
Mrs. J. B. Jones, 71, of 807 West Eleventh avenue, died
Sunday in Memorial hospital.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Delbert Taylor,
pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, and Rev. Homer
Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Native of Midlothian, Mrs. Jones had resided in
Corsicana since 1910.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; five sons,
Talmer, Lester, Fred and Billy Jones, all of Corsicana
and Homer Jones, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton Miller,
Houston; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren;
and a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Johnston, Los Angeles,
Calif. and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Thornton Jones, Mayhew Jones, Floyd
Jones, Glen Jones, Woodrock Hendricks, J. L. McEachern,
Earl Albritton and A. B. Henry.
John Birdo "Bird" Jones
Dec 14, 1887 - Dec 27, 1973
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the
Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana for John B. Jones, 86,
of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Mel-Haven Nursing
Home. Rev. Leroy Reeves will officiate, and burial will
be at Oakwood
He was a native of Corsicana and had lived in Corsicana
for 80 years. He was a retired butcher and member of the
Wesley Methodist Church.
Survivors include five sons, C. T. Jones, L. C. Jones,
Fred Jones, and Bill Jones of Corsicana and H. G. Jones
of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Katherine Miller of
Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren,
and two great-great-grandchildren. Nephews will be
Robert Marion Webb
Jan. 8, 1874 - Mar. 30, 1965
Friday Rites For R. M. Webb
Funeral services for R. M. Webb, 91, retired brick
burner who died Wednesday at Paulyne's Convalescent
Home, will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel, with burial at
Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church,
will conduct the services. Grandsons will be pall
Survivors include a son, Jeff Webb, Corsicana; four
daughters, Mrs. J. H. Scoggins of Corsicana, Mrs. H. T.
Mix of Amarillo, Mrs. W. D. Page of Modesto, Calif., and
Mrs. Arthur Fuller of Dallas; twenty-nine grandchildren;
and forty-eight great grandchildren.
Aug 18, 1890 - Mar 7, 1965
Hold Services Frank Harris, 76, of Brownwood, farmer
Corsicana resident, who died in Brownwood Monday were
held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial
was in Oakwood
The rites were conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor
of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, Master Sergeant Frank Harris, Jr.,
Port O'Conner; a sister, Mrs. Grady Bowden, Dallas; a
nephew, Ed Harris, Jr., Austin, and other relatives.
He was a brother of the late Ed Harris of Corsicana.
Grace E. Williams, Dr.
Nov 14, 1919 - Apr 3, 2008
Williams, 88, a loving sister and aunt, passed
away Thursday, April 3, 2008.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in
Greenwood Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial
Park. Visitation: 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday at
Greenwood Funeral Home.
Grace was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Flynn to Dr.
Joe B. Williams and Clara Lee Latimer Williams.
She graduated from Corsicana High School as
salutatorian of her class. In 1942, she
graduated with a B.A. degree from Texas State
College for Women in Denton. During
War II, she volunteered and served with the
Navy WAVES. She received the World War II
Victory Medal and the American Campaign World
War II Medal for her service to our country.
After the war, she decided to follow in the
footsteps of her father and three brothers and
become an optometrist. In 1950, Grace graduated
with a doctor of optometry degree from the
Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tenn.
After graduation, she moved to Gilmer to start
her practice as Dr. Grace E. Williams. At this
time, there were five members of her immediate
family (her father, her three brothers and
herself) who were licensed as doctors of
optometry in Texas. "Dr. Grace" practiced in
Gilmer for more than 30 years until she retired.
She continued to live in Gilmer after her
retirement for a number of years until moving to
Kennedale to be closer to her family.
Survivors: Sister, Reba Lee Williams of Fort
Worth; brother, Dr. Louis A. Williams of Ennis;
nephews, Cloyd Joseph Parker of Elizabeth City,
N.C., and Steven Louis Williams of Arlington;
niece, Elizabeth Lee Williams of Fort Worth;
grandnephew, Cloyd Garrett Parker of San Diego,
Calif.; and grandniece, Cynthia Niccole Drake of
Elizabeth City, N.C.
- Published in the
Star-Telegram on 4/10/2008
- d/o Dr. Joseph Amos Bryant
Williams & Clara Lee (Lattimer)
Corsicana High School - Class of 1942
Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant
- Shared marker
with her brother, Wilson Bryant Williams
Aug 4, 1925 - Jun 5, 2002
Mrs. Alline F. Burnett, 76, of Itasca died Wednesday,
June 5, at an Itasca nursing home. She was born August
4, 1925. Survivors include: one son, George Luther
Burnett and wife, Diana of Covington; three daughters,
Shirley Scott and husband, Guy and Josephine Carroll and
husband, Richard, all of Fort Worth and Ruby Miller and
husband, Ben of Tolar; one brother, Ardie McCaslin of
Lillian; two sisters, Betty Wheat of Corsicana and Eula
Coker of Houston; eight grandchildren; nine
great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and
other relatives. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 8, at Itasca Cemetery.
- Itasca Cemetery,
Itasca, Hill Co., TX
- w/o James Edward
Gill & George Truett Burnett; d/o Amos G. "Bud"
Foley & Augusta (Wilson) McCaslin
Ruby Frances (Gill)
Dec 19, 1942 - May 19, 2021
Frances Miller passed away on Wednesday; May 19,
2021 at her home in Tolar.
She was born December 19, 1942 in Emhouse,
(Navarro County), Texas to Edward and Alline
Ruby was a very fun and talkative person. She
was a prayer warrior, she loved "Facebook" and
she liked to travel. Ruby was a member of Bluff
Dale Baptist Church in Bluff Dale and she
retired from Howell Instruments in 2005. Ruby
was preceded in death by her parents, and a
sister, Josephine Elizabeth Carroll. She is
survived by her husband of (61) years, Ben
Miller; brother, George Burnett and wife Diana;
sister, Shirley Whitley; nephews, James "Eddie"
Miller and Jimmy Edward Miller; Greg Burnett,
wife Crystal, Stephen Burnett, wife Alicia,
Matthew Burnett, wife Mandi and John Ryan
Burnett; nieces, Janice Earle Miller, Lisa Davis
and Brenda Sue Sharlow, husband Steve; Tammy
Ramon, and husband Sammy
Funeral services will be held 1:00PM. Tuesday; May 25, 2021 at Wiley Funeral Chapel in Granbury
with Rev. Scott Pace officiating. Graveside service and burial will follow at Emerald Hills
Memorial Park in Kennedale, TX. under the
direction of Wiley Funeral Home in Granbury.
- Emerald Hills Memorial Park, Kennedale, Tarrant Co., TX
- d/o James Edward
Gill & Alline Frances (Foley) Gill-Burnett
Josephine Elizabeth "Jo" (Gill) Carroll
Feb 6, 1944 - Mar 29, 2016
Carroll passed away Tuesday, March 29,2016. Burial: She will be layed to rest in White
Church Cemetery. Survivors: Children, Eddie Miller, Jan Miller and Jim Miller;
grandsons, Kenny and Gage Miller; sisters, Ruby Miller and Shirley Whitley; and
brother, George Burnett.
- Published in
Star-Telegram on Apr. 1, 2016
Allen David Golden
Nov 8, 1925 - Jul 30, 2016
November 8, 1925 - July 30, 2016
Allen D. Golden passed away on Saturday, July
30, 2016 after a long and courageous bout with
Alzheimer's. He was born in Corsicana, Texas to
Mace and Sarah Golden on November 8, 1925. He
was preceded in death by his parents and sister,
Allen was a gregarious soul and he used his gift
in business. His career included sales in
retail, real estate and life insurance with New
York Life. He was a member of Downtown Austin
Rotary, Seton Main Auxiliary, Congregation Beth
Israel and the Council on At Risk Youth. Allen
was a World War II veteran, a graduate of the
University of Texas, an avid golfer and
fisherman, and a huge supporter of the Texas
Longhorns. Allen believed that life was meant to
be enjoyed and he made sure that he enjoyed
He is survived by his widow, Martha Golden,
three children, Elyse (Ken) Blair, Debbie
(Jerry) Glazer, Bruce (Sharon) Golden and six
grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Also, he is survived by his brother, Ed (Dolly)
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August
1, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral
Home located at 3125 North Lamar Blvd., with
burial following at Austin Memorial Park
- Published by
Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, July 30, 2016
- Austin Memorial
Park Cemetery, Austin, Travis Co., TX
- h/o Patricia
Elaine (Reider) Golden-Ferris; s/o Mace Benjamin
Golden & Sarah (Alterman) Golden
Edwin Harold "Ed"
Dec 14, 1931 - Oct 30, 2018
H. Golden passed away on October 30, 2018.
He was born on December 14, 1931 in
Corsicana, Texas as the son of Mace and
Sarah Golden. Ed graduated from the
University of Texas where he was a member of
the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity. After a stint
in the U.S. Army Corp (Finance Corps), he
began his lifelong career in the life
insurance business with New York Life. He
moved on to open his own agency, Ed Golden &
Associates. Ed and his wife Dolly were very
involved in the community of Austin. They
served as Chairmen of the KLRU Auction,
volunteers for Laguna Gloria's Fiesta, were
great supporters of Congregation Beth Israel
where they were members for over 60 years.
Ed served on the Board of The International
Festival Institute at Round Top and the City
of Austin Employee Retirees' Board. He was
president of the Austin Life Underwriters
Association and the Chartered Life
Underwriters Association. Ed loved every
minute of his life and spent much time
joking with friends and family. Of course he
adored his own family. One of his greatest
pleasures was traveling the world. Ed and
Dolly made it to over 216 countries and saw
all seven continents! Ed is survived by his
wife Dolly Golden, children Jeff and Vicki
Golden and Beth Marsh, and granddaughter
Sarah Marsh and wife Pilar.
Capital Parks Cemetery; Pflugerville, Travis
Mace Benjamin Golden & Sarah (Alterman) Golden
US Army Corp
Elmore Hudgens, Sr.
Sep 23, 1892 - Jun 10, 1965
Slate Services L. E. Hudgens
Funeral services for Lester E. Hudgens, who died
in St. Paul's Hospital, Dallas, Thursday, will
be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from St. John's
Episcopal church with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Watts,
rector of the church.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a son, Elmore
Hudgens, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. E. L.
Bassett, Dallas; three grandchildren and two
Vestrymen of the church will be pallbearers.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Fri., Jun 11, 1965
- Submitted by
- h/o Georgia
Marie (Mott) Hudgens married Dec 19, 1911; s/o
Stephen A. Douglas Hudgens and Median T. (McNair)
Oct 12, 1890 - Oct 20, 1976
DALLAS - Requiem Mass will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at
the Church of the Good Samaritan, 1622 Highland Rd.,
for Mrs. Luther (Georgia Marie) Hudgens, 86,
resident of Dallas and former resident of Corsicana,
who died at a local hospital Wednesday.
Father Stephen Smith will serve as celebrant.
The family requests that memorials be made in the
form of contributions to the Church of the Good
Arrangements are with Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral
Home, 10501 Garland Rd.
Survivors include her son, Elmore Hudgens of York,
Penn.; a daughter, Winifred Bassett of Dallas; two
grandsons, a great-granddaughter, a sister, Mrs.
Alice Roberts of Mesquite, and two nephews.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Fri., Oct 22, 1976
- Submitted by
cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
- w/o Luther
Elmore Hudgens, Sr. married Dec 19, 1911; d/o
Loamia Orange Mott & Cecelia Ann (Jefferies
(death certificate says buried in Restland
cemetery, Dallas, TX but she has a monument in
May 22, 1880 - Jun 23, 1965
R. F. McLendon Dies Wednesday
Robert Frank McLendon, 85, retired, disabled
World War I veteran, died in the VA hospital in
Temple Wednesday. he was disabled in World War I
and has been in hospitals most of the time since
that time. He formerly resided in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10
a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in
cemetery. The rites will be conducted by
Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First
McLendon was born at Pine Bluff, Ark., May 22,
1880, and enlisted in Battery A., 132nd Field
Artillery in 1912. He went overseas with the
American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.
surviving are a number of nieces and nephews,
including Eugene and T. W. Fluker, both of
Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion
will provide pallbearers
Aug 19, 1913 - Jan 30, 1965
Monday Rites For W. B. Horn
Funeral services for Winston B. Horn, 51, of
2905 West Collin street, retired Magnolia
Pipe Line Company employe, were held Monday
at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. O. E.
Permenter, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist
church. Burial was in
Horn had resided in Corsicana since 1952,
died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Thomas L.
Horn, and a daughter, Liba Horn, all of
Corsicana; mother, Mrs. L. F. Lambright,
Wichita Falls; two brothers, L. D. Horn,
Freeport, and W. D. Horn, Resharon, Texas,
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were R. B. Brennen, Earl Harp,
Herman R. Helms, E. C. Harvath, S. W. Lowry,
J. P. Rascoe, Fred Saxon and J. R. Wetsel.
Aug 15, 1919 - Oct 27, 1999
Leon frost a long-time resident of Catheys Valley,
passed away on Oct 27, 1999 in Currie, Texas. Mr. Frost
moved to Cathays Valley 12 years ago.
Mr. Frost worked for much of his life as a baker and
cook. He served during World War II in the 1st Calvary
Division and participated in the liberation of the
During his retirement years, Mr. Frost enjoyed working
the farm he shared with his family and caring for his
animals. He spent much of his time with his children and
their families, and will be greatly missed by his 8
grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Frost is survived by his wife, Elisa Frost of
Cathays Valley; daughters, Catherine Frost of Phoenix,
Arizona and Cecilia Bryson and her husband, Russell,
also from Cathays valley; and a son, Leonard Frost of
A Rosary was held on Sunday, Oct. 31, 1999 and Mass on
Monday, Nov 1, 1999 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church of
Mariposa. Mr. Frost was buried at Calvary Cemetery in
Merced. Reverend Stephen Butler officiated and the
arrangements were directed by Mariposa Funeral Home.
The family has requested that any remembrances be in the
form of donations to the John C. Fremont Hospice, P.O.
Box 216, Mariposa, Ca 95338
Nov 12, 1925 - Sep 12, 2017
for Jodie C. Fulton, 91, of Chapel Hill, will be
held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017
in the chapel of Jackson's Burks Walker Tippit
Funeral Home with Reverend Sherman Mayfield
officiating. He will be laid to rest at Bascom
Cemetery. Mr. Fulton passed away on Tuesday,
September 12, 2017 in Tyler. He was born,
November 12, 1925 in Blooming Grove to the late
W.C. and Nora Elizabeth Minofee Fulton. Jodie
served in the U.S. Navy During WWII, retired as
a geologist with Ward Exploration and was a
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, June
Fulton of Chapel Hill; son and daughter-in-law,
Steve and Phillis Ann Wells of Tyler; two
daughters and sons-in-law, Janet and Dickie
Dziuk of Falls City and Becky and Clark Mundt of
Longview; nine grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and
nephews. He was preceded in death by two
brothers and three sisters.His grandsons will
serve as pallbearers. The family request
Memorials be made to The Hospice of East Texas
Foundation, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler 75701.
- h/o Eva June
(Kelley) Fulton; s/o William Carroll Fulton & Nora
Elizabeth (Menifee) Fulton
- Bascom Cemetery,
Bascom, Smith Co., TX
Oscar Derwood Gaines
Sep 30, 1925 - Jan 5, 2011
Oscar Derwood Gaines,
85, of Odessa, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, January
5, 2011 at the Midland Memorial Hospital Hospice Unit.
He was born September 30, 1925, to Oscar Alvie Gaines
and Mellie Mae Estes in Eureka, Navarro County, Texas.
Derwood was raised on a farm and graduated from Mildred
High School in Corsicana, Texas, where he enjoyed
playing football as a halfback and spent many hours
working on the farm.
He married Neva Dorothy Craig on August 27, 1947, in
Crane, Texas, at the home of her parents. They are the
parents of three children, 10 grandchildren, and 13
In May 1944 during World War II, Derwood joined the
Navy. He served on the U.S.S. Neches, which was a tanker
used to fuel the battleships. He actually witnessed
General McArthur signing the peace treaty on the U.S.S.
Missouri after Japan surrendered. He was honorably
discharged from the Navy in May of 1946.
Derwood was hired by Gulf Oil Corporation in July 1946.
After working almost 39 years for Gulf at several
different natural gas plants in west Texas, he retired
as Plant Manager in Breckenridge, Texas in June 1985.
He was always a hard worker and taught his children to
be honest and to work hard, as well as to play hard. His
life was centered around his family, and he always
supported them in whatever they were involved and went
to as many of their activities as possible. He loved his
family and put their needs and wants before everything
He and his wife spent many years square dancing, making
many friends and acquaintances along the way. They
greatly enjoyed this time together, and it kept them
active and young for a long time. When Derwood was
younger, he enjoyed playing golf, traveling, hunting,
camping, and being in the outdoors.
Derwood's absence will leave a huge void in our lives,
but the legacies he has imparted to his family and
friends by his living example can live on through each
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Craig Gaines, also
of Odessa, one son and two daughters: Gary Gaines
(Sharon) of Odessa, Dana Howland (Gene) of Spanish Fork,
Utah, and Tamra Reidhead (Jim) of Show Low, Arizona; ten
grandchildren, Bradley Gaines, Nicole Gaines Strader,
Jared Howland, Chad Howland, Jenalee Howland, Kailee
Howland, Ryan Reidhead, Rustin Reidhead, Taralee
Reidhead Porter, and Danica Reidhead Claridge; and
thirteen great-grandchildren, Ainsley Gaines, Avery
Strader, Bailey Strader, Parker Strader, Jude Strader,
Christiaan Howland, Laura Howland, Adelaide Howland,
Joseph Howland, German Howland, Brody Porter, Dorothy
Porter, and Cole Claridge. He was preceded in death by
his parents, one sister, and one brother.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Midland, Buena
Vida Nursing Home, and Emeritus at Sherwood Place, along
with family and friends for their love and support.
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday,
January 8, 2011 at the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home in
Crane. A viewing will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on
Friday, January 7, 2011, and one hour prior to the
services at the funeral home. Interment will be at the
Crane County Cemetery.
We invite you to share your thoughts and memories with
the family by visiting Derwood's memorial guestbook at
- Published in
Abilene Reporter-News on January 7, 2011
- Crane Memorial
Cemetery, Crane, Crane Co., TX
Leonard Ondell Freeze
Aug 3, 1922 - Aug 10, 2006
Leonard O. Freeze,
84, previously a resident of Albuquerque, NM for 31
years, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, August
10, 2006, in Montgomery, AL, where he had made his new
home. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, August 13,
2006, at 3 p.m. at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home Chapel
with burial to follow in Alabama Heritage Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 - 3 p.m. at the funeral
home on Sunday. Leonard bravely suffered with
Parkinson's disease for six years, but is now in Heaven
with a new body. He served in the Army Air Corps during
WWII and retired from Amarillo Hardware Company after 35
years of service as a salesman. His life's passions were
his family and golf. Leonard is survived by his wife,
Billie J. Freeze; two children, Terry Freeze and his
wife, Dawn, of Albuquerque, NM, Cindy Richardson and her
husband, Mark, of Montgomery, AL; three grandchildren,
Brent Freeze and his wife, Dolores, of Albuquerque, NM,
Andrew and Stephen Richardson, of Montgomery, AL; one
great-grandson, Cade Freeze, of Albuquerque, NM; one
sister, Anita Jeffrey and her husband, Grady of Baytown,
- Alabama Heritage
Cemetey, Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL
- h/o Billie Jane
(Clark) Freeze; s/o Alvie Lee Freeze & Rhoda Irene
Orville Pierce French
Dec 30, 1909 - Feb 23, 1994
Pine Bluff Commercial
February 24, 1994
Orville Pierce French
Orvill Pierce French of Malvern, formerly of Sheridan
passed away Wednesday, Feb. 23, 1994 in Hot Spring
County Memorial Hospital in Malvern, at the age of 84.
He was born Dec. 30, 1909 in Merta, Texas, the son of
Ernest Pierce and Annie Lou Wright French, he was
retired from Fox Lumber Company in Sheridan, a Baptist
and a WWII Army Veteran.
Survivors include one brother, E. P. French of
Corsicana, Texas and one sister, Earnestine Stafford of
Lake Whitney, Texas.
Graveside services were held Friday, Feb. 25, at 10 a.m.
at Lost Creek Cemetery in Sheridan. The Rev. Vernon Bass
Dec 12, 1924 0 Apr 6, 2016
Vesta Phillip (Fritz)
Friday, age 91, passed away on Wednesday evening, April
6, 2016 at the Pepper Hill Nursing and Rehabilitation
Center in Aiken, South Carolina.
Born in Corsicana, Texas on December 12, 1924, he was
the son of the Vesta and Annie Friday.
He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended the
University of Texas at Arlington until military service
beckoned. During World War II he served in the United
States Navy aboard the US Hyperion in the south Pacific.
He moved to Waxahachie, Texas in 1948 where he was
manager of Ward Automotive for 42 years. In addition to
being a decorated naval veteran, he was a member of the
Ferris Heights United Methodist Church and Waxahachie
Masonic Lodge #90. He subsequently attained the Scottish
Rite 32nd degree in masonry.
He was preceded in death by his wife Teresa, who died in
2001 after 55 years of marriage.
He moved to Aiken in 2010 due to declining health and
resided at Trinity on Laurens. He became a member of St
Johns United Methodist Church.
He is survived by one son, Gary and his wife Pat, two
grand-daughters Beth Monaghan and Patti Hagen, five
great-grandchildren, Whitney Monaghan, Morgan Belsky,
Drew Kise, Kyle Monaghan and Chelsea Hagen. He also has
three great-great grandchildren, Nicholas, Addalee and
Inurnment at the Waxahachie City Cemetery will be held
at a later date.
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- Waxahachie City
Cemetery, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX
- h/o Teresa Ruth
(Cobie) Friday; s/o Vesta V. Friday & Annie S.
Friday [buried at Hamilton-Beeman Cem]
Esla Lee "Buster"
Oct 25, 1924 - Oct 24, 2009
- E.L. "Buster" Gunn, 84, died Saturday, Oct.
24, 2009, in Amarillo.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday
in The Garden of Serenity at Westlawn Memorial
Park with the Rev. Leonard Forsythe, pastor of
Bible Baptist Church, officiating. Military
honors will be by the U.S. Army. Arrangements
are by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors.
Mr. Gunn was born Oct. 25, 1924, in Lamesa to
Esla and Lillie Gunn. He was a retired partner
of Gunn-Campbell Well Service.
Survivors include his wife, Melba; three sons,
Phillip Gunn of
Borger, Jackie Gunn of Mesquite and Neil Gunn of El
Paso; two daughters, Peggy Parker of Corsicana and Leigh
Ann Turley of Borger; nine grandchildren; and four
Jul 18, 1929 - Sep 19, 2017
Jean Hale, 88,
passed away peacefully on September 19, 2017 in
Jean was born on July 18, 1929 in Mart, TX, daughter
of the late C.D. Mitchell and Katherine (Katie)
Christoffer Mitchell. She graduated from Dawson High
School and then attended cosmetology school. Jean
married the love of her life, Glen Hale in 1949. She
worked at Southwestern Bell for many years in Dallas
and then in Houston after moving to Dayton in 1961.
She and Glen owned and operated Hale Grocery serving
the community of Dayton for 18 years. Jean was a
member of the Church of Christ, Pilot Club and
Garden Club. Her love of reading and travel took her
to many different parts of the US and often to other
countries. Jean lived in Dayton for 42 years before
moving to Tucson, AZ in 2003.
Jean is preceded in death by her husband, Glen Hale;
son, Glen David Hale; daughter, Susan Hale White;
and son-in-law, Joe White. She leaves behind to
cherish her memory, her daughter, Cindy Hale Neal
(Wendell); son, Jay Hale (Jeanette);
daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Hale; grandchildren, Bryan
Hale (Michelle), Bob Hale (Jony), Niki White, Cory
White, Natalie Neal, Tyler Neal (Tiffany), Austin
Neal, and Brent Hale; 10 great-grandchildren
numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and
For those who desire, memorials may be made to the
Jones Public Library, 801 S. Cleveland St., Suite A,
Dayton, TX 77535.
- w/o Ralph
Glen Hale; d/o Charles David Mitchell &
Katherine (Christoffer) Mitchell
Park Cemetery, Dayton, Liberty Co., TX
Clifford Ray Hall
Dec 23, 1946 - Aug 16, 2022
Ray Hall received his wings and entered
into the gates of Heaven on Tuesday,
August 16, 2022 after battling cancer
for 3 years.
There will be a memorial service at a
Mr. Hall was born on December 23, 1946
to Clarence & Myrtle Hall of Purdon,
Texas. He attended school in Purdon
until the school in Dawson opened in
which he graduated with Class of 1965.
After graduation he was drafted into the
U.S. Army and fought in the Vietnam War
from 1965 to 1968. He attended two years
of college in Dallas, Texas after
returning from the war. Mr. Hall was a
heavy equipment operator for many years.
In 1994 he opened and operated a
mechanic shop at his home. He was a man
of many talents and could do anything he
put his mind to do. He loved the
outdoors and his most favorite was
fishing and anything to with his family,
especially his grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years,
Debra Hall; his daughter, Jessica Hall
Wright & husband Dan of Purdon; his son,
Anthony Hall of Tomball; three
grandchildren, Colton, Tiffany, and
Andrew Hall all of Purdon, Shelby and
Dakota Hall of Tallahassee, FL, Courtney
Hall of Tomball; two
great-grandchildren, Payton and Jacob
Korlemij of Tallahassee, FL; two
brothers, Larry Hall & wife Helen, and
Danny Hall & wife Sharron of Corsicana;
two brothers-in-law, Bill Clark & wife
Alexa of Tennessee, and Teddy & wife
Cindy of Glen Rose; one sister-in-law,
Carla Whitley of Glen Rose; numerous
nieces, nephews and very special
friend/adopted son, Corey Carter & his
wife Kelli of Corsicana.
Mr. Hall was preceded in death by his
father in 1993; his mother in 2013; his
son, Jason in 2012; and his
mother-in-law, Lois Kirbo of Glen Rose
Lawrence Griffith, Jr.
Apr 12, 1937 - Dec 30, 2004
Henry Larry "Griff"
Griffith Jr., 67, of Corsicana, passed away
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004 at Heritage Oaks West.
Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at
Dawson Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating.
Mr. Griffith was born April 12, 1937 in
Corsicana to Henry Lawrence Griffith Sr. and
Juanitha Swink Griffith. He served in the United
States Air Force. He was an avid bay and gulf
fisherman where he loved the area. He was a
police officer for 25 years in the Valley and
South Padre Island area.
He was preceded in death by uncles, George
Ewing, Russell Walker and Clay Griffith; and
aunt, Helen Griffith-Roper.
Mr. Griffith is survived by his mother, Juanitha
Swink Griffith of Corsicana; sons and
daughters-in-law, Gerald C. and Brenda Griffith
of Corsicana and John T. and Lisa Griffith of
Justin; grandchildren, Amanda M. White and
husband Cory of Corsicana, Ronnie C. Smith and
wife Kelly of Lawton, Okla., Toby Kelly and
Melvin Hernandez Jr.; great-grandchildren, Dylan
Bugg, Payton B. Smith, and Aubree Paige Smith;
sister, Beverly Griffith Williamson and husband
Dugan of Navarro Mills; half-sister, Linda Beth
Griffith-Jackson and husband Herbert of Burnet;
uncles and aunts, Hollis and Betty Swink of
Corsicana, Charles and Emma Goode of Navarro
Mills, Edna Ewing of Waco, Lorene Walker of
Corsicana, Ticoy Griffith of Hemphill, and
Lurience Womack and Mack of Waco; a number of
nieces and nephews; and special friends, Shanna
York and Dora.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Jan 2, 1919 - Jan 21, 2008
J.D. Ponder, 89, passed
away Monday, Jan. 21, 2008.
Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Chapel. Burial:
Greenwood Memorial Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m.
Wednesday at Greenwood Funeral Home.
J.D. was born Jan. 2, 1919, in Frost. He served in the
U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II.
J.D. was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Ponder, in
Survivors: Wife, Mary Ponder; son, David Ponder and
wife, Cheryl; daughter, Paula Ponder; daughter-in-law,
Kathy Ponder; grandchildren, Catherine Henderson and
husband, Scott, Dr. Rebecca Ponder, James Ponder and
wife, Jannet, Daniel Ponder and Lydia Ponder; two
great-grandsons; sister, Ruth Neeper; and brother, H.R.
Howard Earl Willis
Dec 12, 1923 - Jan 3, 2008
Services for Howard
Earl Willis, 84, Wills Point, were held at 11 a.m.
Monday, January 7, at Wills Point Church of Christ with
Shawn Williams and Russell Harris officiating.
Military graveside services were held at Haven of
Memories Memorial Park, Canton, under the direction of
Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills Point.
Mr. Willis died January 3, 2008, in Bonham.
He was born December 12, 1923, in Corsicana, to Scott
Henry Willis, Sr. and Effie Miner Willis. He grew up in
Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School and
attended Navarro Junior College. He married Bobbie Jean
Wilson in 1943. He was a veteran of the United States
Army, having served during World War II. He received the
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars,
Philippine Liberation Ribbon with two Bronze Stars, Good
Conduct Medal, Purple Heart and World War II Victory
Medal. After his service in the military, He was a
maintenance supervisor with Pacific Hotel Corp. in
Dallas, retiring in 1987. He lived in Dallas prior to
moving to Wills Point 20 years ago. He was a member of
the V.F.W., Disabled American Veterans and the American
Legion. He was a member of Wills Point Church of Christ.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bobbie
Jean Willis, in 2007; son, Howard Donald Willis, in
1978; brothers, Scott Henry Willis Jr. and John Claude
Willis; and grandson, Kevin Willis.
Survivors include son and daughters-in-law, Johnnie and
Marilyn Willis, Wills Point, and Linda Miller, Hugo,
Okla.; sister-in-law, Hilma Ferguson, Corsicana;
grandchildren Scott Willis, and wife Jenny, Donnie
Willis, David Morrow, and wife Anissa, Kristie, and
Kari; and great-grandchildren, Garrett and Ruben Willis,
Tyler, Devin and Seth Morrow.
Pallbearers included Doyle Ethridge, Glynn Ellis, Bill
Mince, Jay Mince, Dwight Keith and Cavin Travis.
Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Reese, Curtis Reese,
Ricky Wilson, Bill Wilson and Mark Wilson.
- h/o Bobbie Jean
(Wilson) Willis; s/o Scott Henry Willis Sr & Effie
- Haven of
Memories Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX
Jan 2, 1926 - Nov 23, 2007
Services for Bobbie
Jean Willis, 81, Wills Point, were held at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, November 26, at Wills Point Church of Christ
with Shawn Williams officiating.
Burial was in Haven of Memories Memorial Park, Canton,
under direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home, Wills
Mrs. Willis died November 23, 2007, in Dallas.
She was born January 12, 1926, in Mart to Robert and
Elizabeth Ward Wilson. She grew up in Corsicana. She
married Howard Earl Willis in 1943. She worked for Blue
Cross/Blue Shield in Dallas as a supervisor, retiring
after 25 years of service. She was a resident of Dallas
prior to moving to Wills Point 20 years ago. She was a
member of Wills Point Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers,
Hershel Wilson and Haskell Wilson; son, Donnie Willis;
and grandson, Kevin Willis.
Survivors include her husband, Howard E. Willis, Wills
Point; son and daughters-in-law, Johnnie and Marilyn
Willis, Wills Point, and Linda Miller, Hugo, Okla.;
sister, Hilma Ferguson, Corsicana; grandchildren, Scott
Willis, and wife Jenny, Donnie Willis, David Morrow, and
wife Anissa, Kari and Kristi; great-grandchildren,
Garrett and Ruben Willis, Tyler, Devin and Seth Morrow.
Pallbearers included Doyle Ethridge, Glynn Ellis, Bill
Mince, Jay Mince, Dwight Keith and Cavin Travis
Howard Earl Willis;
d/o Robert Wilson & Elizabeth (Ward) Wilson
- Haven of
Memories Cemetery, Canton, Van Zandt Co., TX
Richard Allen Wilson
Jan 4, 1943 - Apr 3, 2017
Allen Wilson, 74, went home to be with the Lord
on April 3, 2017 at Methodist Sugar Land
Hospital in Sugar Land, Texas.He was born on
January 4, 1943 in Corsicana, Texas to Hersell
Wilson and Aileen Jones Wilson. For most of his
childhood, he lived in Purdon and Waco, Texas
and attended both Purdon and La Vega Schools.
Upon graduation from high school Mr. Wilson
enlisted in the U.S. Army and graduated from
paratrooper jump school with the 82nd airborne.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, he
enrolled at Navarro Junior College.
He graduated from Baylor University in 1968 and
received his Master's degree from Baylor as
well. Richard started his career as an Educator
at La Vega HS and later moved to Houston and
taught in the Alief ISD and retiring from
Clements High School in Ft Bend County as a high
Richard met the love of his life and best
friend, Juliet Villacorte, and they were married
for 28 years. Richard loved his family as well
as reading, politics and visiting the
He is survived by his wife of 28 years and son,
Cody, of Sugar Land. He is survived by one
brother, Mark Jones and wife, Euneta, of Hewitt,
TX; as well as nieces, Heather Cain of The
Colony, Texas and Lauren Jones Smith of
Robinson, Texas; and many other extended
families in the US and the Philippines.
A visitation will be held at 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Tuesday, April 11, in the Miller Funeral Chapel,
7723 Beechnut, Houston, TX 77074. A Funeral
Service will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday,
April 12, in the Miller Funeral Chapel with
Internment to follow at Houston National
- Waco Tribune
Herald, Waco, Texas - April 9, 2006
- Houston National
Cemetery, Houston, Harris Co., TX
- h/o Juliet (Villacorte)
Wilson; s/o Hersell Thomas Wilson & Thelma Aileen
Jun 17, 1900 - Mar 16, 1979
Services for Noah Nutt, 78, were conducted Saturday at
the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Herman
Littlejohn of Lancaster officiating. Burial was in Ward
Cemetery near Corsicana.
Nutt, who died Friday at the Renfro Nursing, was a Red
Oak resident, living there the past 15 years. He was
born on June 4, 1900, at Richland. Nutt was a retired
employee of Titche's Goettlinger Co. of Dallas and was a
member of the Ames Road Baptist Church of Red Oak.
Survivors include 2 sons, Wilbert R, Nutt of Red Oak and
Kenneth R. Nutt of Lancaster; 2 daughters Mrs. William
R. Donelson and Mrs. Melvin Wilson both of Lancaster; 16
grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were grandsons.
- World War I
Draft and Social Security shows date of birth 17 Jun
1900; Obituary shows date of birth June 4, 1900.
Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
James S. "Jimmie" Fread
Sep 8, 1892 - Sep 14, 1935
JAMES S. FREAD
BURIED SUNDAY IN
Funeral services for James S. Fread, aged 42 years, who
died Saturday night at 10 o'clock after a lingering
illness, were held from the Bird Hotel Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock with interment in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Griffin, Baptist
Surviving are his wife, four children, Cordie, Verl,
Gloria Dean and Lillian , all of Corsicana; two
brothers, George , Corsicana, and J. T. , Richland; and
a sister Mrs. Josie Wilder, Corsicana.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Semi-Weekly Light (Corsicana, Texas), Sep 17, 1935,
- h/o Katy (Golden ) Fread married May 15, 1915; s/o John F. Fread & Paralee (Harris) Fread per death certificate (death certificate says
Pursley cemetery � Find a grave says Ward cemetery)
Freddie Ira Bonner
May 10, 1921 - Apr 16, 1965
Hold Services Freddie Bonner
Funeral services were to be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
for Freddie L. Bonner, 43, of 2206 West Fifth avenue,
from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was to be in
Bonner died in the Navarro Clinic Friday morning.
The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor
of the Eleventh Avenue Church.
Surviving are his wife, Doris Bonner; Corsicana;
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Bonner, Angus; two brothers,
Lawrence Bonner, Corsicana, and Clarence Bonner, Eureka;
two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Stokes, Temple, and Mrs. W. E.
McBride, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews, and
Pallbearers were to be Billy Joe Allen, George Lucas,
Albert J. Bailey, Lowell Bonner, Fred Bone, Jesse
Miller, J. D. Michael and Harold Conner.
Jan 4, 1922 - Jun 25, 1998
Charles David Borsellino, 76, of Waco died Thursday
at a local nursing home. Services will be at 10 a.m.
Monday, June 29, 1998, at St. Louis Catholic Church
with Monsignor Mark Deering officiating. Burial will
be at Waco Memorial Park. Rosary at 6:30 p.m. Sunday
at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel
Mr. Borsellino was born Jan. 4. 1922, in Corsicana
where he was reared and educated. He graduated from
Corsicana High School. He was a veteran of the Army
during World War II. He received the Purple Heart
and the Bronze Star. He married Margaret Anne
McNally Oct. 29, 1945, in Waco. He had been a
resident of Waco for more than 50 years. He was
employed at the Texas Employment Commission for 38
years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of St.
Louis Catholic Church and the Disabled American
Survivors include his wife, Margaret Borsellino; a
daughter, Carla Anne Smith and husband Ray of Waco;
two sons, David Borsellino and wife, Anne, of Waco,
and Chuck Borsellino and wife Bridget, of Houston;
two sisters, Frances Garrett and husband, Bruce, of
Fort Worth, and Josephine Looney and husband,
Russell, of Texarkana; a brother, Joe Borsellino and
wife, Louise, of Corsicana; and five grandchildren.
May Clara Bonner
Jul 8, 2014 - Jul 8, 2014
May Clara Bonner born July 8, 2014 passed away
July 8, 2014. She was survived by her parents
Andrew and Casey Bonner.
A private family burial was held at
Roughton Funeral Home
Andrew Bonner & Casey Bonner
Mar. 29, 1917 - Nov. 10, 1965
L. C. Walker Services Held
Services for Leo Clarence Walker, 48, who
died at his home in Hurst Wednesday of a
heart attack, were held Thursday at 11 a.m.
from the Owens-Brumley Chapel in Fort Worth.
Graveside rites were held Thursday at 2 p.m.
Oakwood Cemetery, conducted by Bob
Roberts, pastor of Westside Baptist church.
A navy veteran of World War II, Walker was
employed at the Bell Helicopter Co. and
formerly was with the Fort Worth police
Surviving are his wife of Hurst; parents,
Mr. and Mrs. George B. Walker, Corsicana; a
brother, George B. Walker, Jr., Portland,
Ore.; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Towns and Mrs.
J. W. McCammon, both of Corsicana and other
Corley directed local arrangements.
Abt. 1897 - Nov 17, 1965
Miss Owen Dies In San Antonio
Miss Maretta Owen, 68, native of
Louisiana, died in a San Antonio
Funeral services are planned Friday at
2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with
Surviving are two brothers, Robert Owen,
San Jose, Calif., and C. R. Owen,
Fairfield; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby
Harris, and Mrs. Marjorie Clampitt, both
of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Ruby Estelle (Owen) Clay-Harris
May 24, 1902 - Apr 18, 1972
Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Mrs. Ruby E. Harris, a
resident of Corsicana and native of
Navarro County, who died Tuesday at
She was a member of the Primitive
Interment will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. Ernest
Inmon and Rev. Walter A. Stevenson
Survivors include three sons,
William S. Clay of Grand Prairie,
Bobby G. Clay of Corsicana and
Richard N. Clay of Arlington; two
brothers, C. B. Owen of Corsicana
and Robert Owen of San Jose, Calif.;
one sister, Mrs. Margie Clampitt,
Corsicana; nine grandchildren and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Coy T. Clay,
Robert Owen, James Owen, Gerald
Owen, Wilbur Owen and Bill Owen.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wed., Apr. 19, 1972
husband Clarence William Clay
married Aug. 15, 1925 2nd
husband unknown Harris; d/o John
T. Owen & Sally (Wilson) Owen
Richard Floyd Stewart
Mar 16, 1913 - Sep 16, 1965
Saturday Rites Richard Stewart
Funeral services for Richard
Stewart, 52, native of
Corsicana, who died of a heart
attack in Dallas Thursday night,
will be held from the Corley
Chapel on Saturday at 3:30 p. m.
with burial in
The rites will be conducted by
Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of
Memorial Baptist church, and
Rev. Cecil Thompson of
Surviving are his wife of
Dallas, two brothers, Charles
Lee Stewart, Corsicana, and
Arnold Stewart, Dallas; four
sisters, Mrs. Hazel Mesker and
Mrs. Frances Jolley, both of
Dallas; Mrs. Juanita Gilcrease,
Hubbard, and Mrs. Irene Carver,
Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J. C.
Dillard, B. J. Grimes, W. A.
Farmer, Jim Bob Horn and J. C.
Helen Delano Robbins, Miss
Jan 30, 1878 - Oct 5, 1965
Miss Robbins Rites Sunday
Final rites for Miss Helen
Delano Robbins, 87, retired
registered nurse, who died
at her home, 713 West Fourth
avenue, Tuesday, will be
held Sunday at 2 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel. Burial
will be in
The services will be
conducted by Charles Frey,
Albert Frey and J. W.
Miss Robbins, native of
White Plains, N.M., came to
Corsicana as a child. She
was a graduate of the John
Sealy Hospital School of
Nursing in Galveston.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs.
Charles Sherman, Nutick,
Orange City, Fla.; two
nephews, Henry Fuller
Robbins, Bronx, N.Y., and
Charles R. Robbins, Albany,
Pallbearers will be Albert
Frey, Charles Frey, Edward
Kelsol, Albert Frey, Jr.; J.
W. McCammon, Wm. V. Mowlam,
Bill Moore and Preston
Middleton Calvin "Mid"
Aug 23, 1884 - Aug 27,
Hold Services Mid C.
Funeral services for Mid
C. Caston, 81, rancher
and capitalist, were
held from the Corley
Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m.
with burial in
The rites were conducted
by Rev. Eugene E. Wood,
minister of the First
Presbyterian church of
which he was a member.
Caston a native of
Corsicana, died in
Memorial hospital Friday
afternoon several hours
after a pick-up driven
by him figured in a
collision with a Buick
automobile, operated by
Mrs. M. W. Werner, at
the intersection of West
Fourth avenue and North
Mrs. Warner was
hospitalized and her two
children, Terry, 9 and
Pamela, 6, received
Caston was a
life-member of Corsicana
Lodge No. 174, A.F. and
A.M. and a Rotarian.
Surviving are his wife
of Corsicana; three
cousins, Mrs. Lila
Corsicana; Robert Prince
McClellan, Kansas City,
and J. Kerr McClellan,
Richards, Texas, and
Pallbearers were T. R.
Red, Ralph Stell, Robert
Davidson, Frank Brock,
King Elliott, W. D.
Wyatt, Hoyt Moore, J.
Floyd Smith, Albert Frey
and Walter Erwin.
Jan. 26, 1919 - May
Thursday Rites Held
For Mrs. Jack Lundy
Funeral rites were
held from the Corley
chapel here Thursday
at 11 a.m. for Mrs.
Jack Lundy, 46,
native of Corsicana
who died at the home
of her mother, Mrs.
A. W. Rogers, 1444
Tuesday after an
Burial was in
Rites were conducted
by Rev. Sidney
Roberts, pastor of
the First Methodist
Mrs. Lundy, of
survived by her
husband, Jack Lundy;
three children, Jack
Lundy, Jr., David C.
Lundy and Ann Lundy
all of Midwest City;
mother, Mrs. Rogers;
Blackburn, Sr. all
of Corsicana, and
Harry David Redden,
Bill McLauchlin, Tom
Sanders, Tom Eady,
Embry Ferguson, Dr.
E. W. Willis, Carlon
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thurs., May
w/o Jack Lundy
married Jun. 4,
1941; d/o Edgar
Blackburn, Sr. &
shares a double
Nov 17, 1920 -
Oct 31, 1965
Mrs. Opal Ruby
Glassman, 44, of
in the Little
York Hospital in
her husband, Leo
Dean and Leonard
all of Texas
Mr. and Mrs. H.
sisters, Mrs. H.
J. B. Gentry,
brother, Wm. H.
conducted by the
"Randy" Haywood, Dr.
Aug 31, 1921 - Nov 24, 2012
J.R. (Randy) Haywood passed away Saturday,
November 24, 2012, surrounded by family. Randy
was born in Navarro County, Texas, on August 13,
1921, to Myrtle Beauchamp Haywood and Charles
Albert Haywood. He graduated from Streetman High
School and then served in the United States Army
Air Corps as a Master Sergeant until his
discharge after World War II. After attending
the University of Texas at Austin for pre-dental
courses, he graduated from Baylor University
School of Dentistry in December 1950. He married
Betty Ruth Connell in August 1950 in Sweetwater,
Texas. The couple moved to Odessa, where Randy
opened his dental practice in October 1952. He
practiced dentistry for 57 years, until his
retirement in August 2009.
He is survived by Betty Haywood, his wife of 62
years. He is also survived by four children: Jan
McDaniel and husband, Wes, of Colleyville; Dr.
David Haywood and wife, Lea, of Rowlett; Jim
Haywood, of Odessa; and Joy Young and husband,
Dr. Dean Young, of Waco. His four grandchildren
are Bonnie McDaniel and Tyler McDaniel, of
Colleyville; Dr. Phil Young, of Austin; and
Alissa Young Wiseman and husband, Scott, of
Waco. Other survivors include several nieces,
nephews, and cousins.
Randy served in every office in District 21C of
the Texas Dental Society. He was a longtime
member of First Baptist Church and served as a
deacon as well as a member of many committees
there. He also taught Sunday school and served
the Lord in the Prayer Room and the homebound
ministry. In addition, he made three mission
trips to Mexico, where he helped improve
people�s health as a dentist.
He was a patron of the Globe of the Great
Southwest and supported the Midland Odessa
Symphony and Chorale, the Permian Playhouse, and
other civic organizations.
He was a blessing to all who knew him, a
generous and loving man, and an example of the
Family and friends will gather at Frank W.
Wilson Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 28,
2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Services are set for Thursday, November 29,
2012, at 10:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church with
Dr. Bailey Stone, Dr. Byron McWilliams, and Rev.
Curtis Brewer officiating. Memorials may be made
to First Baptist Church or the Gideons
The family wishes to thank the staff and hospice
team at Parks Retirement Village for their
Services are entrusted to Frank W. Wilson
- h/o Betty Ruth
(Connell) Haywood, married 1950; s/o Charles Albert
Haywood & Sarah Myrtle (Beauchamp) Haywood
Kathy Jo (Kent)
Nov 22, 1943 - Oct 16, 2022
Jo Arrington, 78 of Fairfield, joyfully danced
into Heaven early Sunday morning, October 16,
2022 in Tyler. She was born November 22, 1943 in
Corsicana to Clayton and Katherine Kent.
She was a member of DAR and Texas Retired
Teacher Association, having taught for over 30
Kathy was a good Christian, a good wife and a
good somebody. She was fun, outgoing, and
compassionate soul who loved flowers and
animals, especially horses and dogs. Kathy loved
to collect many forms of art and antiques, loved
to shop and had the gift of decorating like no
one else. She loved her family, loved children
and most of all she loved Jesus.
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Left behind to cherish her memory are her
husband, Michal Arrington; daughter and son in
law, Maggie and Jerry Bonds; grandchildren,
River and Rainy Bonds to whom she loved being
their Gmaw. She also leaves behind extended
Arrington, Kent and Harris family as well as
dear friends of whom became family, all of whom
she loved deeply.
Memorial service will be 2:00 pm Thursday,
October 20, 2022 at First United Methodist
Church in Fairfield. Honorary Pallbearers will
be Beverly Awalt, Sherry Arrington, Maggie
Bonds, Deborah Gibson, Susan Fitzgerald, Cindy
Sharp, Marisol Jaueregui and Norma Novack.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to any
Humane Society of your choice or to St. Jude at
Kathy was truly a friend to all. "Let me live in
a house by the side of the road and be a friend
to man" - S W Foss.
Providence Cemetery, Mildred, Navarro Co., TX
- w/o Michal
Arrington; d/o Joe Clayton Kent & Mary Katherine
Abelina (Garcia) Reyes
Oct 25, 1926 - Apr 23, 1965
Mrs. Reyes Of Powell Dies
Mrs. Domingo Reyes, Sr., 35, of Powell, died in Memorial
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4:30 p. m.
from the Corley Chapel with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Daniel Sanchez,
Latin-American Baptist mission pastor.
Surviving are her husband, eight daughters, Mrs. Mary
Gonzales, Dominga, Catalina, Glora, San Juana, Elida and
Betty Reyes, five sons, Doningo, Jr.; Isidro, Cicilio,
Serildo and Jessie Reyes, all of Powell; parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Baleriano Garcia, Hondo; two brothers, four
sisters, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Spencer Jones, Pelzy Joles, Gilbert
Reese, Lupe Maya, Raymond Cobb and Frank Regalado.
Derwood Franklin Pratt
Apr 17, 1919 - Nov 14, 1965
D. F. Pratt Funeral Set
Funeral services for D. F. Pratt, 46, will be at 10:30
a.m. Tuesday at Lloyd James Funeral Home with the Rev.
Duane Pringle and the Rev. bill Vick officiating. burial
will be in Cathedral of the Pines Cemetery.
Mr Pratt, a Tyler resident since 1950, died Sunday
morning in a Texarkana, Ark. hospital after a brief
He was a member of the Central Baptist Church and a
veteran of World War II.
Mr. Pratt, a native of Malakoff, was a switchman for the
Cotton Belt Railroad and a member of the Brotherhood of
Railroad Trainmen. He also was a member of the Smith
County Coon Hunters association.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leoma Pratt; two
daughters, Mrs. Peggy Henry and Miss Pat Pratt, both of
Tyler; a brother, Joe Pratt of Corsicana; and a sister,
Mrs. M. A. Westbrook of Tyler.
Pallbearers will be S. I. Jewell, Hubert Owens, W. R.
Gentry, Hewitt McKay, C. R. Campbell and Wayne Brown.
Clifton Talmer Jones
Jan 3, 1911 - Apr 6, 1975
Clifton T. Jones
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Clifton Talmer Jones, 64, 807 W.
11th Ave., who was found dead in his car of apparent
heart attack Sunday night. A coronor�s inquest ruled
natural causes. The Rev. Frank Williams will officiate.
He was a member of the Methodist Church and World War II
Air Force veteran.
He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Barbara Ilg of
Indianapolis, Ind.; one granddaughters, Rebecca Ilg,
also of Indianapolis; one sister, Mrs. Katherine Miller
of Corsicana; and four brothers, Lester C. Jones, Fred
Jones and Billy B. Jones, all of Corsicana and Homer
Grady Jones of Houston.
Clifton T. Jones
Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clifton Talmer Jones,
64, resident of Corsicana, who was found dead in his
car of an apparent heart attack Sunday night.
The Rev. Frank Williams was to officiate, with
burial following at
Survivors include a daughter, a granddaughter, a
sister, and four brothers.
Pallbearers were to be members of the Masonic Lodge
No. 174 AF & AM.
Nov 13, 1913 - Aug 21, 1975
Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Sam Humphries
Sr., 61, resident of Corsicana, who died
Thursday in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Jack Riley and Rev. Peyton Goodman will
officiate and burial will be at
He was a native of Mildred, had lived in
Corsicana 50 years, was a salesman and a member
of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; a son,
Jim Sam Humphries of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs.
Roy D. Lewis of Rock Island, Ill., a grandson,
William Judson Humphries of Dallas; a
granddaughter, Catherine Ann Lewis of Rock
Island; three brothers, Ray Humphries of Dallas,
Homer Humphries and Joe Humphries both of
Corsicana; three sisters all of Corsicana, Mrs.
Douglas Beauchamp, Mrs. Willard Summerall, and
Mrs. James H. Parks; and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers include William L. Humphries, Homer
O. Humphries, Gary Summerall, James H. Parks II,
Hartley F. Young, Ole Olsen, and Sunny Yates,
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Aug. 22, 1975
- h/o Mary
Frances (Harvin) Humphries married Aug 2,
1941; s/o William Crane Humphries & Jessie
Ophelia (Edgar) Humphries
Rudolph Sneed, Dr.
Mar 15, 1898 - Feb 1, 1975
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dr. William
Sneed, 76, resident of Corsicana, who died
at 6 a.m. Saturday at Twilight Home.
Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate and burial
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
He was a native of Wortham, son of the late
Dr. and Mrs. K. W. Sneed, and a graduate of
University of Texas Medical School. He did
post graduate work at Tulane Medical School
in New Orleans.
He moved to Corsicana in 1922, was one of
the original founders of the Navarro Clinic,
and practiced medicine 50 years in
Dr. Sneed was an honorary member of several
medical societies, served with the U. S.
Army Medical Corp in World War II, lifelong
member of the Westminister Presbyterian
Church where he served as an Elder in the
Church until his retirement from medicine.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. B. J.
Coker of Corsicana, two granddaughters, miss
Diane Coker and Miss Carolyn Coker of
Corsicana; and a number of nieces and
His wife, the former Faye Burleson of
Wortham preceded him in death three years
Pallbearers include Clarence Crowson, Sam
Nagy, D. P. McNeil, Jim Stephenson, O. C.
Coker, F. C. Stewart, J. C. Roe, Dr. James
Curington and Dr. Charles H. Brown.
Members of the Navarro County Medical
Society will be honorary pallbearers.
Jul 14, 1894 - Jun 12, 1975
Graveside services were to be held at
1:30 p.m. Friday at
Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana for
Miss Margaret Lowry, resident of Denton,
who died Thursday morning in Dallas.
Local arrangements are with Corley
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary
Lowry Clark of Denton.
Feb 4, 1886 - Aug 13, 1975
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday
at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Mose Armstrong, 89, resident of
Corsicana, who died Wednesday in
Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate,
and burial will be at
He was a native of Rogers, Ark. and
had lived in Corsicana since 1937.
Survivors include a son, William J.
Armstrong of Corsicana; four
great-grandchildren, two brothers,
Lige Armstrong of Emhouse and Sol
Armstrong of Blooming Grove; a
sister, Mrs. Earl Stokes of
Corsicana and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers will be members of
Masonic Lodge No. 174.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Aug 14, 1975
h/o Mollie Lou (Cruse) Armstrong
married Dec 24, 1911; s/o
Jackson Calvin "Jack" Armstrong
& Minerva Alice V. (Ritter)
Oct 24, 1934 - Jul 1, 2023
M. Lambeth, 88, passed away peacefully at
Twilight Nursing Home on July 1, 2023, after a
In lieu of flowers, one may give a donation to
any charity of their choice in Doris' memory.
Services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2023,
at 10AM at First Methodist Church, Corsicana,
with Reverend Mike Kerzee officiating and
private burial in
Doris was born October 24, 1934, to Katherine
and Alvin Parrish in the Purdon Community. Doris
attended and graduated from Dawson High School
and went on to attend Mary Hardin-Baylor
College, now known as the University of Mary
Hardin-Baylor in Belton, obtaining a Business
After marrying her high school sweetheart, Don
Lambeth, they moved to Dallas where Doris
engaged in many job opportunities. She was an
active real estate broker for many years and a
She was active in Dallas Women's Council,
serving as president at one time, and served in
many capacities as an active member of Order of
the Eastern Star.
Through the years Doris enjoyed traveling to
many locations all around the world.
Upon moving to Corsicana, she became involved in
the Auxiliary at Navarro Regional Hospital,
Thalian Literary Club, Kinsloe House, the
Nineteenth Century Literary Club, and The Garden
Club. She was an avid reader with her library
containing over 600 books.
She enjoyed her Sunday School Class and
attending worship at First Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and
brother, Royce Glen Parrish.
She is survived by her son, Ron Lambeth and
wife, Amelie of Royce City; sister-in-law, Carol
Parrish of Mansfield; nephews, Greg, Randy, and
Dan Parrish, who were the apples of her eye;
several cousins, and a host of great friends.
The family would like to thank Twilight Nursing
Home and Bristol Hospice for their helping
Sep 8, 1939 - Jun 19, 2023
Sue Maggard, 83 of Corsicana, passed away
Monday, June 19, 2023, in Athens with her family
by her side. She was born September 8, 1939, in
Ennis to Virgil "Jack" and Edith Newland.
Linda was a member of the Emhouse Baptist
Church. She had great joy loving on her
grandbabies. She enjoyed reading her bible and
singing gospel songs. She also enjoyed race car
She is preceded in death by her husband John
Paul (Sonny) Maggard in November 2002, parents
Edith and Virgil "Jack" Newland; sisters Rita
Isom, La Donna Kristne, Barbar Malidor, Brenda
Allen; brothers V.J. Newland and Billy Newland.
She leaves behind her son, Jimmy Barkley Sr. and
wife Sharon; daughter, Janette Montgomery and
husband Lee; stepdaughter, Kim Southard and
husband Clint. Sisters, Joan Jenson and Loretta
Wiese. Brothers, Davie Newland and Danny
Newland. Grandchildren, Jimmy Barkley, Jr.,
Carla Sandel, April Latham, James Barkley,
Daniel Montgomery, Crystal Goecker, Shane
Wilson, Kyler Carrington. Great grandchildren,
Dalton, Barkley, Maddie Barkley, Casen Barkley,
Avery Barkley, Hannah Latham, Bub Latham, Sophia
Montgomery, Sydney Montgomery, Ryan Montgomery,
Cole Goecker, Allie Goecker, Ashley Burnett,
Kaitlynn Sandel, Spud Sandel, Kash Louviere,
Phoenix Gillen, Atticus Carrington, Hudson
Sellers. Great great grandchildren, Leighton
Barkley, Brayden Burnett, Easton Burnett, Asher
Visitation will be 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Friday,
June 23, 2023 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10:00 am Saturday, June
24, 2023, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Otis Conner and Bro. Larry
Talbert officiating. Burial will follow at
Cemetery, Pallbearers will be Bub
Latham, Casen Barkley, Dalton Barkley, Aaron
Frost, Kenneth Newland, Joe Don Crow.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wed., Jun 21, 2023
- Submitted by
- w/o (1) James
Marion Barkley, Jr (2) John Paul "Sonny" Maggard;
d/o Virgil "Jack" Newland & Edith Newland
Jerry Lynn Kirk
Dec 29, 1947 - Jun 18, 2023
Lynn Kirk lived in Sequin, TX and is proceeded
in death by wife Kathy, survived by daughters
Cheryl, Wendy, Elizabeth, and Sandra by brothers
Joe G. and Billy R. Kirk and a host of
grandkids. Jerry was born in Corsicana, TX and
attended Travis Elementary and Drane Jr. High
School. He left Corsicana at an early age. He
was in the roofing business for many years in
Seguin, TX. Jerry was a wonderful family man.
Dec 5, 1929 - Jun 18, 2023
Walker passed away June 18, 2023 at the age
of 93. Eleanor was born December 5, 1929 in
Titusville, Pennsylvania to Wilton and
Nellie Crowther. She had
three brothers and two sisters. Eleanor
loved cooking and baking. Eleanor
volunteered with meals on wheels in Navarro
County for many years. At Thanksgiving
she would make dinners and pass out to the
less fortunate. Eleanor loved her family and
friends very much. Eleanor was blessed with
five children, Linda Mandel
of Torrance, California, Bill Walker and his
wife Debbie of Scottsboro Alabama, Tom
Walker and his wife Nancy from Dawson,
Texas, and Jim Walker from Dawson,
Texas. Eleanor is preceded in death by her
daughter Nancy Walker of Dawson Texas and a
grandson Jason Smith of California. Eleanor
had thirteen grandchildren,
nineteen great grandchildren, and one great
great grandchild. Eleanor was loved by many
and will be dearly missed. Eleanor has
donated her body to science and will be
Brian Robin Donahue
Apr 23, 1950 - Jun 29, 2023
is with great sadness that I announce
the passing of my father, Brian Robin
Donahue on June 29, 2023, at the age of
73, due to cancer.
Brian was a decorated U.S. Navy veteran
who began his 20+ years of service at
the tail end of the
Vietnam War. After
retirement, he became a gentleman farmer
in Kerens, Texas, where he leaves behind
a legacy of integrity and community
involvement. He was always there to lend
a hand (and his tractor) to his
neighbors, and share ideas and lessons
learned from his years on his aptly
named "Freedom Farm." He will be sorely
missed by family and friends.
Brian was preceded in death by his wife
of 25 years, Katherine Holden Donahue,
and is survived by his sons, Michael J
Donahue (Michelle) and Dylan Donahue;
grandchildren Matthew Donahue, Skyler
Donahue, and Morgan Keever; and brothers
Michael Donahue (Mary Ellen & niece
Erin) and Terence Donahue (Denise).
A memorial and celebration of life will
be held and dates will be shared when
arrangements have been made.
Mar 29, 1947 - Jun 15, 2023
Montgomery Taylor, 76 of Eureka passed
away Thursday, June 15, 2023.
She was born on March 29, 1947, in
Carolyn loved adventure and spent much
of her time traveling. She was creative
and competitive from an early age. From
basketball and softball to coronation
queen, Carolyn graduated from Mildred
High School and attained an Associate's
Degree from Navarro College.
She was a risk taker in the best sense
and used that drive to break ground in
her career with Mobil Oil. She was the
first female pipeliner and was promoted
to Regional TBA Sales and then Corporate
Global Coordinator. Her skills and
fortitude helped her become one of the
few female professional poker players.
Carolyn loved exploring new technology,
history, and Native American Culture.
She was an avid hunter, fisherman, and
collector of precious stones, crystals,
and coral. She had an eclectic love of
music all her life. Her warm smile only
rivaled her sharp wit and sense of
Her Sons, Daughter in Law, and three
grandchildren were the stars in her
heart whom she loved unconditionally.
She is preceded in death by her father
Aaron Ferguson Montgomery, her mother
Bessie Miles Montgomery, and her son,
She is survived by her son, Ben Jackson
Taylor, his wife Manuela Taylor, and
their three children, James Taylor,
Jasmine Taylor, and Robert Taylor of
Her sister, Margaret Montgomery Thomas,
and her husband Gene Thomas of
Corsicana. Her niece, LeAnn Thomas
Starks of Waco.
Her cousins, Hugh Miles South and his
wife Marilyn South of Columbia, MD.
Marguerite Miles Harrington and her
husband John Harrington of Salt Lake
City, UT. Joel Miles of Houston. Jimmy
Allen of Rice. Ann Montgomery Connor and
her husband Gary Connor of Palestine.
Donna Montgomery Settle and her husband
Dr Happy Settle.
Carolyn was dearly loved by family,
friends, and those like family and she
will be greatly missed.
Condolences were directed to Corley's
Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 20th
in the evening at Corley Funeral Home
between 6:00 pm and 8:00 pm.
Services will be held, Wednesday, June
21st at 10:00 am in the morning at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel, followed by
a private graveside at the
Donald Wayne Corley
Oct 31, 1931 - Jun 14, 2023
Wayne Corley was born on October 31,
1931, in Milford, TX to Victor and Nora
Funeral Service: Saturday, 11:00 am in
The Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral
Home. Interment immediately following
funeral service at
Milford during those days was a small
farming community 20 miles southwest of
Waxahachie, TX. The 2020 census for
Milford shows it to still be exactly
that; a small, close-nit farming
community with a population of only 722.
Humble beginnings for what would become
a steady, trustworthy, humble man who
was raised in a believing, practicing
By the time Don was about 8 years old,
the family had moved off the farm into
Waxahachie, TX where the family income
would be supported by the ownership and
operation of full-service gasoline
stations. Don grew up working in the
shop alongside his father doing all
types of service station work through
the years of the Great Depression and
World War II. He would often talk about
those years of hardship, war time ration
cards for rubber tires, fuel, and other
items that were in short supply. The
level of integrity and honesty displayed
by his father towards customers and to
the government during the war years had
a lasting impression and helped solidify
Don's own values and integrity.
Don attended Waxahachie High School
graduating in 1950. He was a star
athlete in football, track and field
sports. He was the much talked about
hard running, hard hitting half-back and
free safety wearing jersey number 21. He
said that his best time in the 100-yard
sprint event was 10 seconds flat! A
fleet foot even by today's standards. He
was also a good student that made good
grades and never had an absence. These
qualities would serve him well later in
Upon graduating from High School, Don
enrolled at Navarro College in
Corsicana, TX. There he became a member
of a group of students now known as the
"Barracks Bunch" whose dormitory were
former Quonset Hut barracks left over
from WWII war years when the campus was
a primary flight training camp for the
US Army Air Corps. Most importantly, he
met his future wife and our mom Nelda
(Stiles) Corley from Pursely, TX. They
quickly became enamored with each other
and fell in love.
War would come again with the outbreak
of the Korean Conflict. Instead of
waiting for the draft board to call his
number up, Don enlisted in the US Army
in 1952. He attended basic training at
Fort Bliss, TX serving in an
anti-aircraft battery. After completing
basic training, he returned to Corsicana
and married on April 6, 1953. He was
posted to serve the remainder of his
enlistment to the Panama Canal Zone
along with mom until he separated from
active duty in 1954.
In the years that followed military
service Don studied finance at North
Texas Teacher College (now University of
North Texas) in Denton, TX graduating
with B.S and Masters degree in 1958,
employment with GMAC Dallas, TX, the
birth of their first child in 1962, then
moving in 1964 and residing in
Corsicana, TX followed by more children
in 1966 and 1972.
Don passed away during the early morning
hours of June 14, 2023 where he was in
assisted rehabilitation therapy in
Keller TX after suffering complications
stemming from past heart surgeries.
He is preceded in death by his wife
Nelda Corley and daughter Sandy Corley.
He is survived by son Mike Corley and
wife Iris Corley with grand and great
grandchildren Daniel Corley, Adrianna
Corley, Grayson Lytle, Aria Lytle. His
son Jay Corley, wife Sundee Corley,
grandchildren Kristofer Corley and
Shianne Corley, and extended family of
four granddaughters, their husbands and
eight great grandchildren.
Our dad, Don, Papaw, "DC" left a legacy
and an indelible mark with many recent
and past memories on our family that
will never be forgotten. He will
continue to guide us and help us
navigate our lives for the time we all
have left. For his life, he has received
the highest recognition of all when he
heard, "Well done good and faithful
servant" when he arrived in his forever
(Miller) Pate Holton
Jun 3, 1940 - Jul 5, 2023
Sue Miller Pate Holton, 83, of Corsicana
passed from this life on July 5, 2023,
with family members by her side at the
Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born
June 3, 1940, in Corsicana to Roy
Douglas Miller and Eula "Polly" Hendrick
Miller. Marjorie was a member of Kerens
Church of Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents,
brother Roy Miller Jr. and son Ricky
Marjorie is survived by her daughters,
Cheree Wright and husband Tombill, Debra
Stroder and husband Matt. 16
grandchildren and 34 great
grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews,
cousins and extended family and friends.
Visitation will be 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, July 8, 2023, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin
at 1:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral
Home Chapel with Jimmy Glenn
officiating. Burial will follow at
Prairie Point Cemetery. Pallbearers
will be Michael McCown, Chris Pate,
Nathan Stroder, Samuel Stroder, Jacob
Stroder, Kyle Carpenter. Honorary
pallbearers will be Joel Wright and
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to Chrones and Colon Foundation,
Rheumatoid Arthritis Foundation,
- Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jul 7, 2023
- Submitted by Karen Rost
- d/o Roy Douglas
Miller & Eula "Polly" (Hendrick) Miller
Jackie Howard Farmer
Sep 14, 1931 - Jul 17, 2023
Howard Farmer passed away peacefully
from his earthly home July 17th, at the
age of 91, surrounded by his loving
family in Corsicana Texas. He was
preceded in death by the love of his
life of 48 years, JoAnn Farmer in 2004.
He had three brothers and four sisters
that preceded him as well. He was the
6th of 11 children, with three remaining
sisters, Darlene Pruitt of Ft. Worth,
Sue Reeves of Fairview, and Peggy Glass
of Tyler. He is also survived by his
Sisters-in-Law Karinell Tucker of
Bellmead, Lynda Tanner of Corsicana and
Joyce Campbell of Thornton, along with
many nieces and nephews.
Jackie was born September 14th, 1931, in
Navarro Mills, TX and graduated from
Blooming Grove High School Class in 1949.
While working part-time at James King
Grocery Store, he attended Navarro
Junior College. He served his country in
the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict
between 1952 and 1954, then 6 more years
in the reserves. While in the Army, he
handled communications between forward
observers and soldiers firing mortars.
He said, "You never knew if you'd come
back or not... shrapnel flying all
around, popping off your helmet." After
his discharge from the army, he married
JoAnn Adams in 1955 in Dawson TX.
Jackie was employed by Wonder Bread and
later for Mrs. Baird's Bakery in
Corsicana from 1967 to 1995. After his
retirement, he served as Navarro County
Veterans Affairs Representative for 10
years. He was a 32nd Degree Mason, and
also a Shriner. He was the Commander of
the Corsicana Lodge and received the
Golden Trowel Award that recognizes
brethren who display extraordinary
efforts and service to their lodge on a
regular basis. He was actively involved
with the local VFW in Corsicana, where
he served as Post Commander for 2 years
and District Commander for 1 year.
Jackie also was a member of the
Northside Baptist Church for many years.
He also served as President of The
Corbet Water Supply for over 30 years.
Jackie enjoyed spending time with his
family, friends and taking care of
people. He enjoyed attending conventions
and traveling. He was a true servant of
God. He continuously donated his time
and energy to helping others.
The family would like to express our
gratitude to all of the Doctors and
Nurses at the Navarro Regional Hospital
and Bristol Hospice. We want to express
our deepest thanks to the entire staff
at The Village at Heritage Oaks. What an
amazing group of nurses, especially the
final caregiver Tammy Larue.
Visitation will be 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, July 22nd at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home in Corsicana. A celebration
of his life will follow beginning at
11:00 AM with Brother Daniel Harper
officiating. A military burial will
follow at Resthaven Memorial Parks in
Corsicana, Texas. Pallbearers are Todd
Farmer, Sam Farmer, Ken French, Wayne
Tucker, Leslie Tackitt, and Colton
Memorials in his memory may be made to
Northside Baptist Church, VFW Post 3366,
Corsicana, TX or charity of your choice.
"I have fought the good fight, I have
finished the race, I have kept the
faith. Now there is in store for me the
crown of righteousness, which the Lord,
the righteous Judge, will award to me on
that day - and not only to me, but also
to all who have longed for his
appearing." 2nd Timothy 4:7-8 NIV.