Mar 10, 1888 - Jul 2, 1965
W. P. Hindman Dies Friday
William Powell Hindman died in Memphis, Tenn. Friday.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. at
here. Corley will direct local arrangements.
Willma Hindman Rites Sunday
Willma Powell Hindman died Friday in Memphis, Tenn.
Graveside services were held Sunday at 1 p.m. at
with Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First
Methodist church officiating.
Surviving is a brother, Clayton Q. Powell, Montclair,
Corley directed local arrangements.
Frank Edward Walpole
May 18, 1920 - Jul 21, 1965
Hold Services S. E. Walpole
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel for S. E. Walpole, 45, Corsicana
Plumber who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday.
Burial was in
cemetery, with Rev. Bob Roberts of the Westside
Baptist church conducting the rites.
Pallbearers were friends of the family.
Surviving are a son, Charles F. Walpole, Corsicana,
several cousins and other relatives.
Pearl (Houston) Fountain
Dec 12, 1881 - Jan 12, 1965
Mrs. Fountain Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday
Mrs. Mary Pearl Fountain, 83, widow of the late
Dr. W. D. Fountain, 627 West Collin street, died
Tuesday following an extended illness.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon
Chapel Thursday at 11 a.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb,
minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ,
assisted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the
First Methodist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mary Fountain
Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. E. Franklin, Grand
Prairie; three grandchildren, four
great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. F. W.
Micheaux, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. H. J. Weiler,
Austin, and other relatives.
Dec 31, 1894 - Dec 15, 1965
Mrs. White, 70, Dies at Enid, Burial Here
Mrs. Lillian White, 70, widow of the late C. E.
White of Corsicana, died at Enid, Okla., Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from
the Herrington-Allen Funeral chapel in Enid and
graveside rites will be held at
cemetery here Sunday at 2 p.m.
The body will arrive in Corsicana Saturday at 6:30
p.m. by train and will be taken to the Corley
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Aline McAfee,
Arlington; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Zeazey, Los
Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Aline Ecker, Castro Valley,
Calif.; Mrs. Edna Blalock, Houston, and Mrs. Carrie
Miller, Enid, Okla.; four brothers, J. V. Allen,
Enid, Okla.; Joah Allen, Wichita, Kansas; Newell
Allen, Kansas City, Mo. and Gaston Allen, Corsicana,
and other relatives.
Corley directs local arrangements.
Floyd (Chick) Chesnut
Nov 17, 1887 - Jan 12, 1971
Chesnut Rites Set Thursday
Henry F. (Chick) Chesnut, 83, 1601 Maplewood
died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The
retired county official served 10 years as
county clerk and prior to his election to that
office had been associated for many years with
banks in Blooming Grove and Purdon.
He was a Mason for 53 years and a member of
First Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m.
at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in
Cemetery with Masons in charge of graveside
rites. Officiating will be Dr. H. Lively Brown.
He is survived by his wife, Oral Eloise Chesnut
of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Martha
Pitaniello of Kansas City, Mo.; two
granddaughters, Mrs. Martha Wilcox of Spring,
Texas, and Mrs. Ann Griffin of Dawson; six
great-grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. G. A.
Wall of Elizabethtown, Ill.
May 4, 1927 - Nov 24, 2010
Owen Sheppard, 83, a retired grocery manager, passed
away Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, in Fort Worth.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church of
Burleson. Interment: Burleson Memorial Park.
Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Mountain Valley
Funeral Home. Dan was born May 4, 1927, in Frost to
Theodore and Era Meador Sheppard. He was a loving
husband, father, grandfather and great- grandfather.
Dan proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He
was a member of First Baptist Church of Burleson
where he served as a deacon and teacher. Dan was
known as a gentle man and minister to others. He was
a member of the Masonic lodge for over 60 years. Dan
was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter,
Janet Sheppard Felber; four brothers; and two
sisters. Survivors: Wife, Elizabeth Jones Sheppard
of Burleson; daughter, Dana Sheppard Summers and
husband, Glen; son, Paul Owen Sheppard and wife,
Connie; brother, Rex Garvin Sheppard; sisters, Janie
May Sheppard, Flora Erlene Sheppard Peavler;
son-in-law, Mike Felber; grandchildren, Staci
Summers Pollard and husband, Aaron, Stephanie
Summers Crawford and husband, Steven, Steven Glen
Summers, Hayley Sheppard Clark and husband, Chris,
Jonathan Felber and wife, Amanda, Ryan Felber,
Andrew Felber; great-grandchildren, Paul Clark,
Mattie Clark, Nolan Clark, Mary Cranford, James
Cranford; numerous nieces and nephews, extended
family and friends.
- Star-Telegram on
Nov 26, 2010
Memorial Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
- s/o Theodore
Napolean Sheppart & Era Jane (Meador) Sheppard
Apr 23, 1922 - Aug 17, 2016
M. Sheppard, 94, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 17,
Janie was born April 23, 1922, in Midlothian to the
late T.N. and Era Jane Sheppard. She was a part of
the Women'ss Reserves in April 1943. She continued in
the Reserves for 37 years as a master sergeant E8.
Janie was a founding member of the American Legion
Post 569, where she served as post commander from
1972 to 1973. She graduated from TCU with her
master's in 1951. She taught junior high for 25
years and became the student principal for Lake
Worth for six years.
Janie was preceded in death by nine brothers and
Survivors: She is cherished by numerous nieces and
nephews. She will be missed by her family, Mike, and
sons, Mark and Michael Bennett.
- d/o Theodore
Napolean Sheppard & Era Jane (Meador) Sheppard
Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas Co.TX
Rex Garvin Sheppard
Oct 16, 1919 - Nov 27, 2012
Garvin Sheppard, 93, went to be with his Lord and
Savior early in the morning of Tuesday, Nov. 27,
2012. Service: 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist
Church, Kennedale. Burial: Emerald Hills Memorial
Park. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Blessing.
Rex was born in Kerens on Oct. 16, 1919. He
Blooming Grove High School in May 1939. He
enlisted in the United States Army Air Corps on July
15, 1941, and served during World War II as a
mechanic flight sergeant on B-17 bombers and was
discharged from the service Nov. 20, 1945. Rex
married Mary Jo Conatser on March 20, 1948. He was
an ordained deacon of the First Baptist Church of
Kennedale and member for more than 60 years. Rex was
a master Mason, a past master of Deer Creek Masonic
Lodge in Everman and a 32nd degree Mason of the
Scottish Rite Order. Survivors: Wife of 64-plus
years, Mary Jo Sheppard; his son, Rex Gerald "Jerry"
Sheppard; and sisters, Janie Sheppard and Erlene
- Published in
Star-Telegram on Nov 28, 2012
- s/o Theodore Napolean Sheppard & Era Jane (Meador) Sheppard
"Shep" Sheppard, Jr.
Nov 10, 1922 - Dec 6, 1988
James H. "Shep"
BROWNWOOD - James H. "Shep" Sheppard Jr., 66, died
Tuesday at a San Antonio hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Davis-Morris
Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. James Basden and Rev.
John Payne officiating. Burial will be in Eastlawn
Born in Kerens, he lived in Brownwood most of his
life. He owned and operated Sheppard Furniture
and Appliance. He was also a real estate4
broker, A U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War
II, he was as a member of First Baptist Church,
Masonic Lodge and Suez Shrine Temple. He was a 32
degree Mason. He was active in cvic affairs in
Brownwood for many years.
Survivors include three sons, Jim Sheppard of
Brownwood, John Sheppard of Electra and Joe Sheppard
of Dallas; three sisters, Pat Noga of Waco, Lillian
Youngblood and Elizabeth Fine both of San Antonio.
Memorial may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Fred E. Absher,
Feb 20, 1908 - Feb 7, 1987
Funeral services for Mr.
F. E. Absher, Sr. were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday from the
Chapel of Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home of Kaufman
with Rev. Bill Greenhaw officiating. Interment was in
the Wilson Chapel Cemetery. Mr. Absher was born in
Collin County, Texas September 20, 1908 the son of
William Pierce Absher and Edna Goines Absher and he
passed away February 7, 1987. Mr. Absher was
raised in Kerens, lived in Forth Worth for twenty five
years and had been a resident of Kaufman for the past
twelve years. He was a member of the Baptist
Church and served in the Medical Corps during World War
II. On November 24, 1932 he was married to the
former Lottie G Bailey who survives him. Other survivors
include sons, Fred E. Absher, Jr. of Richland Hills,
Truett Absher for Fort Worth; sisters Bessie McCormick
of Forth Worth, Beatrice Green of Kerens, Era Bailey of
Mabank, Mary Dennis of Corsicana, brother, Bill Absher
of Bridgeport; three grandchildren and two great
grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers
and one sister. Pallbearers were Richard Bailey, Willie
Ed Bailey, Donald Green, Charles R. Dennis, Travis Horn,
Jack Absher and James Patterson.
Feb 2, 1927 - Apr 27, 2002
John R. "Sparky"
Adams, 75, of Beaumont passed away Saturday, April 27,
2002 in Beaumont.
Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at South Park
Baptist Church in Beaumont. Graveside services will be 1
p.m. today at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.
Mr. Adams was born Feb. 2, 1927 in Colorado City, Texas,
and was raised at the IOOF Home in Corsicana. After
graduating from Corsicana High School in 1944, he
attended Navarro Junior College and graduated from Sam
Houston State University in 1950. He married Marie Ray,
formerly of Emhouse, on Dec. 21, 1946. He was a coach
and athletic director for 36 years.
Survivors include his wife, Marie Ray Adams of Beaumont;
son, Richard R. Adams of Marble Falls; daughter, Marsha
Kay Adams of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Jean
Magness of Corsicana; four grandchildren and one
Memorials may be made to South Park Baptist Church,
Jimmie Dee Burton
Mar 23, 1923 - Sep 21, 2021
March 23, 1923 - September 21, 2021
Funeral services for Jimmie D. Burton will be held
at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at
Mancos First Baptist Church. Interment will follow
at Cedar Grove Cemetery. Military honors will be
provided by the Veterans of Montezuma County. A
visitation has been scheduled for Wednesday morning
at 10:00 a.m. at the church.
Jimmie was born March 23, 1923 in Streetman, Tex.
the son of John W. and Nancy E. (Henson) Burton. He
passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at his
residence at the age of 98.
Jimmie spent his childhood in Navarro County, Tex.
Jimmie went on to attend and graduate from East
Texas Baptist College and Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary. He went on to devote 79 years
of his life pastoring Baptist churches in Texas and
Colorado. Jimmie also served our country as he
enlisted in the United States Army during World War
Surviving Jimmie are his children, James (Jan)
Burton of Grand Junction, Colo., and Mary Ann
Sanders of Cortez; his grandchildren, Ron (Melissa)
Biles, Jason (Elaine) Biles, Greg (Jolene) Burton,
Bonnie Burton, and Jared (Kelsey) Sanders; and by
his great-grandchildren, Aaron, Matthew, and Nathan
Biles, Hannah and Noah Biles, and Kadin and Jayden
Sanders. Jimmie was preceded in death by his
parents; by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Allen) Burton;
by his daughter, Nancy (Burton) Biles; by his
son-in-law, Raymond Biles; and by his brother, Billy
The Burton family would like to offer a heartfelt
thank you to all of Jimmie's caregivers, Mary Ann
Sanders, Robert Sanders and the wonderful staff at
Hospice of Montezuma.
- Cedar Grove
Cemetery, Mancos, Montezuma Co., CO
- h/o Mary
Elizabeth (Allen) Burton; s/o John Willis Burton
& Nancy Emma (Henson) Burton
Billy Gene Burton
Oct 2, 1928 - Oct 6, 1993
CRANE - jBill Burton, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 6,
1993, in Imperial.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Richard W. Box
Funeral Home chapel with burial in Crane Cemetery.
He was born Oct 2 1928, in Powell and had been a
resident of Crane since 1965, coming from Kermit. He
was a truck supervisor for Trey Trucks. He was a
Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Burton of Crane;
a daughter, Sherron Burton of Crane; two sons, Billy
Waynesdk Burton of Aberdeen, Scotland, and Darryl
Kent Burton of Fort Davis; a brother, Jimmie
D. Burton of Mancos, Colo; and a grandson.
- h/o Yvonne
Jeanette (Bond) Burton; s/o John Willis Burton &
Mary Emma (Henson) Bond-Burton
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Alvin Wilson Burns
Jan 13, 1920 - Feb 20, 2006
He was Head Scout for the Mesquite Trail Riders
Association and the Chisholm Trail Riders
Preceded in death by: wife, Goldie Burns; brother,
E. D. Burns
Survivors: stepson, Kenneth Anderson; sister,
Harmolena Penny; step grandsons, Wesley and Kendall
Anderson; nephews, Keith Burns (Doran), Gary Burns
(Judy), Derwood Penny (Wanda).
Visitation: Thursday, February 23, 2006 in the
Funeral services: Friday, February 24, 2006 in the
Arrangements: Dellcrest Funeral Home
Extracted from 02/22/2006 edition of the San Antonio
Express News, San Antonio, Texas. Also published in
the 02/23/2006 edition.
Benny Frank Burns
Sep 1, 1929 - Jul 19, 1997
BENNY FRANK BURNS, 67, of Houston, died Saturday, July 19, 1997, at his residence. Mr. Burns was born
in Barry, Texas on September 1, 1929, to Wiley Quincy Burns and Sarah Epsie Osborne Burns. He
graduated from North Texas State University on January 29, 1956. Mr. Burns married the former Orene
Hitt on May 28, 1954. He was a member of Spring Woods Baptist Church. He was a Master Mason. Mr.
Burns retired from Oak Farms Dairies where he worked as a Zone Comptroller. He was preceded in death by
his parents and two sisters, Maurine Long and Eleanor Ray Burns. His survivors include his
loving wife of 43 years, Orene Burns; his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Michael Smith of LaPorte;
two sisters, Mildred Reed of Freeport, and Reubine Partridge and her husband Pat of Dallas; two
brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Virginia Burns and Jack and Shirley Burns all of Dallas; two
granddaughters, Lauren and Lindsay Smith; his mother-in-law, Winnie Waghalter of Gilmer; and
numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. Sunday, July 20,
1997, at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home 13001 Katy Freeway at Eldridge. Funeral Services will be
conducted at 1:30 P.M. Monday, July 21, 1997, from the Chapel of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, with Rev.
C. O. Herchenhahn officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of usual floral
remembrances, memorial contributions may be sent to The American Cancer Society, Greater Houston Area,
P.O. Box 570127, Houston, Texas 77257 or to Spring Woods Baptist Church Benevolent Memorial Bibles,
10131 Emnora, Houston, Texas 77080
- The Houston Chronicle, Jul 21, 1997
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- h/o Winnie
Orene (Hitt) Burns; s/o Wiley Quincy Burns, Sr & Sarah Eppie (Osborne) Burns
Norma (Jones) Bush
Oct 22, 1921 - Feb 23, 2020
Bush died February 23, 2020. She was 98 years old. A memorial service will be at First Baptist Church
chapel on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10:00 AM.
Norma was born on October 22, 1921 to James and Gracie Jones in Van Zandt County, TX. She was the
second of five children. Her siblings, Earlene, Mildred, Jo, and Jake preceded her in death as did
her parents. Norma married Robert Bush on February 1, 1947. They celebrated 61 years together before
his death in 2008.
Norma was a force of nature with an independence not seen in most of her peers. She was witty, outgoing,
engaging and creative. Norma was generous with her praise and honest in her critiques. Norma enjoyed
her volunteer roles, in which she actively engaged until her 90�s. She served as a Pink Lady at the
hospitals in the communities where they lived, at church teaching children, in the local schools as a
reading tutor, and leading the local PTA. She had great leadership and motivational skills. She
expressed her creativity through her ability to design and make clothes and to decorate her home.
Robert teased her by stating that he never knew what color the walls would be when he came home. She was
a lifelong learner taking tailoring classes at Amarillo College, interior design classes at Navarro
County Community College and continuing in Bible study classes. While she never had the opportunity
for a formal education, she made sure her family had the means and support to attend college. Norma and
Robert were active members in their churches. Her strong faith provided the foundation for her life.
She remained active into her 90s and even began swimming lessons on her 70th birthday.
Her family feels overwhelming gratitude for the opportunity to have witnessed her life, learned from
her, been fed by her, loved her, and laughed with her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law,
Suzanne and Jon Hilsabeck, granddaughter and her husband, April and Chris Downum , grandson and his
wife, Aaron and Heather Parmer and seven great grandchildren.
- w/o Robert Edgar Bush; d/o James K Jones & Grace Mae (Sims) Jones
Jackie Lucile (Stockman) Burns-Walton
Sep 22, 1918 - Oct 7, 2010
will be 2 p.m. Monday, October 11, 2010 at Lacy Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Dan
Murray officiating and Rev. Emil V. Becker assisting. Burial will be at
Erath Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday,
October 10, 2010 at Lacy Funeral Home.
She was born on September 22, 1918 to the late David Lee and Mary Lucille
(Baggett) Stockman in Purdon.
She married John Maxwell Burns. He preceded her in death in 1975. She later
married S.L. Walton. He preceded her in death in 1988.
Jackie was employed with JC Penney for 21 years before retiring. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church and a Volunteer at Grace Place, active in the
Red Hat Society, and the Ladies Auxiliary at Texas Health Harris
Methodist Hospital of Stephenville for more than seventeen years. She enjoyed
reading, quilting and gardening. Her daughters describe her as a "true lover
Survivors include daughters, Kate (Billie) Van Item of Stephenville and
Brenda Kay Burns of Stephenville; son Jack Walton and wife Harriet of Rowlett;
grandson, Kevin Walton of Dallas, and sisters-in-law, Frances Mahoney, Frances
Reynolds of Corsicana, Obie Baggett of Corsicana and Rita Loukes of Houston.
The Corsicana Daily Sun, 9 Oct 2010
- w/o John M. Burns & Sidney Lester Walton; d/o David
Lee Stockman & Mary Lucille (Baggett) Stockman
Raymond Campbell, Sr.
Jul 4, 1921 - Jul 24, 2006
RAYMOND CAMPBELL SR., of Pasadena passed away Monday
July 24, 2006. He was an Army veteran who served in the pacific theatre during World War II and
was a member of the Iron Workers Local union #84. He is preceded in death by his loving wife
of 53 years; Joan Campbell. He is survived by his sons; Raymond Campbell Jr. and Darryl
Campbell, daughter; Joyce Hebert, Sister; Dot Moreau. 3 Grandchildren and 4 Great
grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 12:30 p.m. Friday July 28, 2006 at Forest Park
East Funeral Home and Cemetery. Visitation will be held 4-9 Thursday July 27, 2006.
John Eugene "Gene" Spence
Mar 12, 1924 - Jul 20, 2007
"Gene" Spence, 83, a longtime resident of the Lake
Somerville area and a former resident of Lake
Jackson, passed away Friday, July 20, 2007 at
Oakland Manor Nursing Home in Giddings.
Gene, as he was known to his friends, was born March
12, 1924 in Barry, Texas, near Corsicana, the son of
William Earl and Rhoda Ann Russell Spence. He was
married to Doris Jean Elliott on July 20, 1943 in
Amarillo, Texas and served in the United States Army
Air Corps during World War II as a Corporal. He
worked for 37 years for Dow Chemical Company until
his retirement. Gene was an active member and Deacon
of First Baptist Church of Somerville and was very
active in the Baptist Men's organizations.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a son, Larry
Gene Spence, two brothers, Earl Spence and Carlton
Spence and four sisters, Estelle Roberts, Odell
Hopkins, Mabel Brown and Allyne Mortenson.
Survivors include his wife of sixty-four years,
Doris Spence of Giddings; a sister-in-law, Faye
Spence of Jacksonville, a granddaughter, Catharine
Ann Spence, and numerous nieces and nephews and
Funeral services are set for 3:00 p.m. Monday, July
23, 2007 from Strickland Funeral Home Chapel in
Somerville with Rev. Reagan Reeves and Rev. Jimmy
VanDorn officiating. Interment will follow in
Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville.
Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Sunday until 8:00
p.m. and from 8:00 a.m. Monday until the time of the
service at the funeral home.
Family members have requested that memorials be made
to First Baptist Church of Somerville.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Strickland
Funeral Home in Somerville.
Cemetery, Somerville, Burleson Co., TX
- h/o Doris Jean
(Elliott) Spence; s/o William Earl Spence & Rhoda
Ann (Russell) Spence
August 30, 1926 ~ August 3, 2010
Funeral services for Doris Jean Spence, 83, of
Giddings and a former resident of Somerville,
Brenham, and Lake Jackson are set for 2:00 p.m.
Friday, August 6, 2010 at Strickland Funeral Home
Chapel in Somerville with Rev. Corby Brizendine
officiating. Interment will follow in Oaklawn
Cemetery in Somerville. Visitation will be from 9:00
a.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday with the family
present between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and from
8:00 a.m. until the time of the service Friday at
the funeral home. Mrs. Spence died Tuesday morning
at Oakland Manor Nursing Home in Giddings.
She was born August 30, 1926, the daughter of Wiley
Lee and Lura Marie (Dingler) Elliott in Corsicana,
Texas. She grew up and attended school in Corsicana
and was married to John Eugene Spence on July 20,
1943 in Amarillo, Texas. Doris worked as a secretary
for Dow Chemical Company for 21 years and was a
member of First Baptist Church of Somerville. She
was very active in the Baptist Women's Group.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her
husband, John Eugene Spence on July 20, 2007; their
son, Larry Gene Spence; and a sister, Joyce Lucas.
Survivors include her granddaughter, Catharine Ann
and her husband Josh Schmidt, great-grandchildren,
Jordan and Lucas Schmidt of Schenectady, New York;
her sister-in-law, Faye Spence of Jacksonville;
brother-in-law, W. I. Lucas of Huntsville; her
niece, Pam and her husband Steve Pate of
Jacksonville; nephews John W. and his wife Bobbie
Hopkins of Brenham, Jerry and his wife Diane Spence
of Temple; and Danny and his wife Marion Spence of
The Woodlands; her very special friend, Leisa Dowell
and her family of Somerville; along with numerous
Family members have requested that memorials be made
to Hospice Brazos Valley/La Grange, 1048 North
Jefferson, La Grange, Texas 78945. Arrangements have
been entrusted to Strickland Funeral Home in
Somerville. We invite you to visit our website at
www.stricklandfuneralhomes.com and sign the on-line
register book for Doris.
- h/o John
Eugene Spence; d/o Wiley Lee Elliott & Lura (Dingler)
Cemetery, Somerville, Burleson Co., TX
Larry Gene Spence
Oct 4, 1944 - Jan 19, 1996
Larry Gene Spence, 51, of Houston passed away
Friday, January 19, 1996, at his residence. Mr.
Spence was born October 4, 1944, in Corsicana,
Texas, the son of John E. and Doris J. Elliott
He was a graduate of Brazosport High School and Sam
Houston State University. He served during the
Vietnam Conflict as a First Lieutenant in the U. S.
Army Corps of Engineers. He worked as a certified
substance abuse counselor for La Hacienda Clinic,
Inc. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Lake
Jackson and was married to Jan Hollingsworth on June
6, 1994 in Houston. Survivors include: his wife, Jan
Spence of Houston; mother and father, Gene and Doris
Spence of Somerville; grandmother, Lura Elliott of
Huntsville; one daughter, Catharine Ann Spence of
Schenectady, New York; and a number of other
relatives and friends. Visitation will begin at 4
p.m. today until 9 p.m. and from 7:30 a.m. until
service time Monday at Strickland Funeral Home in
Somerville with the Rev. Jimmy VanDorn officiating.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Interment
will follow in Oaklawn Cemetery in Somerville,
- s/o John
Eugene Spence & Doris Jean (Elliott) Spence
Army Veteran 1969-1971 - Army Corp of
Frances Adele (Borne) Spencer
Aug 7, 1925 - Jul 20, 2012
Texas - Frances Adele Spencer, 86, died
Friday, July 20, 2012, at McAllen Medical
Center. Skinner Silva Funeral Home of Pharr
is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Published in The Monitor on July 21,
TEXAS � Frances Adele Spencer, age 86, of McAllen
went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 20th, 2012.
Born on August 7, 1925 in Tulsa, OK, Adele is
preceded in death by her parents, May and Reno Borne
and by a brother, Monte Borne.
She is survived by her three daughters, Cynthia
Boldt of Giddings, TX; Carol Dickey of Vancouver,
WA; and Cathy Wagner of Coldspring, TX and a
brother, Gerry Borne of Tahlequah, OK. Eight
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many
special friends also survive her.
Adele was a resident of the Mission/McAllen area for
more than half of her life. Her passion for
education and love of books inspired her to become a
teacher for 15 years and subsequently a librarian
for 22 years at Mission Jr. High. After her
retirement in 1989, Adele continued to stay deeply
involved in her community as an active member of the
First Presbyterian Church of Mission, the Retired
Teachers Association and the Book Review Club.
Whenever she wasn't reading, visiting her
grandchildren, exercising with the Early Bird
Walkers, attending a classical music or opera
Elderhostel, or chatting with one of her many
friends, Adele was busy doing something for someone
else. Known by her family and friends as "Mimi,"
"Mimi Dell, "Lady Dell," "Grandmother," "Spencer"
and "Mrs. Spencer," Adele will be missed by many.
Memorial Service at 10:00am on Saturday, July 28th
at the First Presbyterian Church of Mission. In lieu
of flowers, Adele's family requests memorials to the
American Cancer Society (ACS) by making donations
via the ACS website or to the McAllen Public Library
by dropping off donations at the Bookstore during
Published in The Monitor on July 25,
w/o Wallace Clark Spencer; d/o Reno
Engelbert Borne & May Frances
Prairie Point Cemetery, Bazette,
Navarro Co., TX
Jan 9, 1941 - Feb 13, 2020
Jimmie Don Spencer, 79, of Kerens,
passed away on February 13, 2020, at
Epic Nursing & Rehab in Corsicana.
Burial will be at
Prairie Point Cemetery.
He was born January 9, 1941, in
Corsicana, Texas, to the late
Clifford Lee and Virginia Harwell
Spencer. On February 14, 1999, he
married Cecil Ann Spivey. Jimmie led
a varied life including being a
rodeo bullfighter, a law enforcement
officer with a long and
distinguished career fighting the
war on drugs, and a county
He was preceded in death by his
brothers, Bennie and Johnny Spencer.
He is survived by his wife, Cecil
Ann Spencer, of Kerens; sons: Scott
Spencer and his wife, Kim, of
Kerens, Troy Spencer and his wife,
Leah, of Longview, and Brad Gannon
and his wife, Krista, of Aubrey;
daughter, Rhonda Spencer, of Lake
City, Florida; ten grandchildren;
three great-grandchildren; sister,
Jeanne Adams, of Rockwall; and
numerous nieces, nephews, close
cousins and many extended family and
James Richard Spurgeon, Sgt.
Oct 1, 1919 - Nov 12, 1944
Services Set at Rice for Pacific War
Special to The News CORSICANA,
Texas, Aug. 29 - Funeral services
for Sgt. James R. Spurgeon of Rice,
killed in action at Leyte, Nov. 12,
1944, will be held Wednesday
afternoon from the Rice Methodist
Church with burial in the Rice
Cemetery. He entered the armed
forces Oct. 17, 1941.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Spurgeon, Rice; a
brother, Rex Spurgeon, United States
Army; six sisters, Mrs. N. E. Reid,
Levelland; Mrs. A. F. Cherry,
Fairfield; Mrs. Roland Franks,
Bryan; Misses Catherine, Hope and
Billie Ann Spurgeon, all of Rice,
and other relatives.
The Dallas Morning News -
Section II, page 14 - Monday,
August 30, 1948
Rice Cemetery, Rice, Navarro
Ethel (Budai) Hayes-Rash
Nov 10, 1929 - May 27, 2014
Ethel Budai Hayes Rash,
84, of Corsicana, formerly of Richland, passed away
peacefully Tuesday, May 27, 2014, at Navarro Regional
Hospital, in the presence of her family. Visitation will
be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Corley
Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m.,
Friday, May 30, 2014, in Richland Cemetery in Richland,
with Pastor Eddie Jones and Pastor David Franklin
Ethel was born in Angus, Texas, to the late Dan and
Annie Budai, the ninth of nine children. On March 19,
1946 she married Auty Lee Hayes. Ethel worked at Texas
Miller Hat Company (The Hat Factory) for 30 plus years.
She loved cooking, being outside, friends, and her
She was preceded in death by her husband, Auty, on May
2, 1967; brothers: Dan Budai, and Emory Budai; sisters:
Vera Budai Murphy, Christina Budai Lane, Justina Budai
Cox, Lucille Budai Brown, and Rosa Budai Offutt.
Survivors include her daughter, Ginger Linville and
husband, Larry; son, Auty Lee Hayes "Sonny" and wife,
Marsha; grandchildren: Eddie Jones and wife, Marsha,
Kathy Honza and husband, Mark, and Danny Hayes and wife,
Lisa; great-grandchildren: Adam and Lauretta Jones,
Krystal and Derrick Mobley, Callie Jones, Danny Jones,
Hunter Hayes, and Keller Hayes;
great-great-grandchildren: Karlie Ross, Tylor Ross,
Brayden Ross, Bryland Ross, Khrislyn Mobley, Lyndsie
Jones, Jasmyne Jones, Nathan Lee Jones, and Jordyn
Jones; numerous nieces and nephews; sister, Ruth Budai
Boone; sister-in-law, Norma Lee Budai; and
brother-in-law, James Hayes and wife, Sylvia; and many
Cemetery, Richland, Navarro Co., TX
Fred Hassell Conerly
Feb 5, 1916 - May 1, 1998
PALESTINE - Services
for Fred Hassel Conerly, 83, Palestine, are scheduled
for 2 p.m. Monday at Beaty Funeral Home chapel,
Winnsboro, with the Rev. Charles Ethridge officiating..
Burial will be in Lee Cemetery.
Mr. Conerly died May 1 in a Palestine hospital.
He was born Feb 5, 1915, in Texas to the late Eugene and
Mary Louisia Rister Conerly. He served in the Army
during World War II. He was a retired switchman for Port
Terminal of Houston and member of Disabled American
He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Evelyn
Survivors include son, Barry Joe Conerly, Porter;
daughters, Freddi Warren, Winnsboro, and Marcia Morris,
Washington, D.C.; sisters, Dorothy Smith and Merle
Harris, both of Palestine, and Ophelia McGown, Kerens;
brothers, Coy Combs, Palestine, and Chester Combs,
Houston; and nine grandchildren.
Family will receive friends 3-5 p.m. Sunday at the
Jul 25, 1924 - Dec 11, 2009
Rowe Crocker, 85,
went to be with the Lord on December 11, 2009. He was
born to Amos and Sallie Belle Crocker on July 25, 1924,
in Kerens, Texas. The family moved to Lampasas, Texas,
in 1939, where Rowe and his brother, Lloyd, were in the
grocery business prior to their military service in
WWII. Rowe was in the Army and Lloyd was in the Navy
from 1943 to 1946.
In 1948, Rowe Crocker married Ruth Helwig and they were
together until her death in 1970. He married Eilene
Rains Ames in 1974 and he became a father to her two
daughters, Judy and Jill.
Soon after their service duty, Rowe and brother Lloyd,
opened Crocker's Food Mart in Lampasas which they
operated together until 1981 when the store was sold.
After that, Rowe worked at the People's National Bank in
Lampasas until 1985 when he moved to Temple, and where
he was in the real estate business. He retired in 1997
and, he and Eilene moved to Austin where he died.
A memorial service was held at the Great Hills Baptist
Church, Austin, Texas, on December 15, 2009.
- h/o Ruth (Helweg)
Crocker & Eilene Lorene (Rains) Crocker; s/o Amos
Lloyd Crocker & Sallie Belle (Stringer) Crocker
Selwyn Dale Cunningham
1917 - 2002
Selwyn, passed away Dec. 13, 2002. Born Sep 27, 1917 in
TX. He is survived by his wife, 3 children, 2
grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Services Tues.,
17th, 10:00am at Eisenhour SE Del City. In lieu of
flowers donations may be made at First Southern Baptist.
Bill Eisenhour Southeast - 5005 S.E. 29 67 2-1321
Mar 3, 1918 - Apr 9, 2011
for Elmo Cunningham, 93, Athens, are scheduled
for 10 a.m., Wednesday at Carroll-Lehr Funeral
Chapel with Dr. Bill Pemberton officiating.
Burial will follow in Oaklawn Memorial Park.
Elmo died April 9, 2011.
Elmo Cunningham, beloved husband, dad, granddad,
was born March 3, 1918 in Murchison to the late
Robert Douglas and Edna Williams Cunningham.
Elmo served in the U.S. Marine Corps during
World War II in the South Pacific. He continued
his military career in the National Guard while
working as a Dallas Policeman for 22 years,
retiring in 1968. He then was a director of
Safety and Security for Baylor Medical Center in
Dallas 12 years. Following full retirement, he
moved to Athens in 1991. He was a member of
First Baptist Church.
Seven brothers and one sister preceded him in
Survivors include his wife of 68 years Janice
Cunningham, Athens; son Roland Cunningham and
wife Pam, Kent, Wash.; grandsons Chris
Cunningham and wife Sarah, Kent, Wash., Rob
Cunningham and wife Kate, Seattle, Wash.;
great-grandchildren Lyla Ian and Chloe; numerous
nephews, nieces, loving extended family and
Pallbearers will be Larry Fitzhugh, Lange
Sveklak, J. R. Durst, Paul Ford, Casey
Durst and Cory Cook.
The Andrews Sunday School Class at First Baptist
Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
- Oaklawn Memorial
Park, Athens, Henderson Co., TX
- s/o Robert
Douglas Cunningham & Edna (Williams) Cunningham
Oct 22, 1923 - Sep 5, 2008
CARTHAGE - Graveside
services for Milburn Eugene "Gene" Cummins, 84, of
Beckville, will be 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 9, 2008,
at Youngblood Cemetery in Beckville, with the Rev. Rick
Tate officiating. Arrangements are by Hawthorn Funeral
Home. Mr. Cummins died September 5, 2008 in The
Born October 22, 1923, in Roan, he served in the U.S.
Navy and was a member of Northwoods Presbyterian Church
in Houston. Survivors include his sons, Brian and Bruce
Cummins; and daughter, Nancy Prideaux.
William Clarence Hodge
Aug 7, 1907 - Mar 28, 1965
Tuesday Rites W. C. Hodge
Final rites for William Clarence Hodge, 57, who died of
a heart attack Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m.
from the McCammon chapel. Burial will be in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Kiarb Raney. Hodge
was an elder of the Lake Park Cumberland Presbyterian
church and resided at 3554 LaPrade, Mesquite. He was
with the Texas Employment Commission.
Hodge, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Z. T. Hodge of Corsicana,
attended Georgia Tech and graduated from North Texas
State University at Denton.
Earlier services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the
Sparkman Funeral Home in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife, Clara Buck Hodge, Mesquite; a
brother, Marion Hodge, Houston; sister-in-law, Mrs. O.
L. Sparkman, Perkins, Okla.; nephew, Steve Hodge,
Dallas; two nieces, Marilyn and Martha Marie Hodge, both
of Houston, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Eugene Stewart, David Ralston, F. C.
Stewart, T. J. Horn, W. W. Jones and James Glasgow.
John Whitfield McAdams
Nov 15, 1898 - May 2, 1965
J. W. McAdams Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for John W. McAdams, 66, of 1908
Woodlawn, who died in his pharmacy, Beaton and Collin
streets, late Sunday of a heard attack, will be held
from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood,
pastor of the Westminister presbyterian church, of which
McAdams was a member. Burial will be in
McAdams, a native of Tennessee, came to Corsicana in
1922 shortly after finishing at Baylor University School
of Pharmacy and had operated the McAdams Pharmacy here
ofr many years. He was one of the organizers of the
Corsicana Dads club and at the time of his death
president of the Baylor School of Pharmacy Alumni
association. He was an active member of the Masonic
Lodge and the Navarro County Pharmaceutical Association.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Lt.
Commander John W. McAdams, Jr., US Navy, New Orleans,
and Joe McAdams, Garland; three grandchildren; a
brother, E. W. McAdams, Henderson, Tenn., and a sister,
Miss Alleen McAdams, Nashville, Tenn.
Pallbearers will be J. W. Hall, Henry Bowden, James
Manss, J. Miller Reid, Mike Jenkins, John Collier, C. C.
Weatherford, Curtis Patterson, Sam Wynn, Henry Sikes, T.
R. Red, Ted Red and Jim Stephenson.
Aug 17, 1900 - Mar 27, 1965
Dan B. Comfort Dies Saturday
Dan B. Comfort, 64, life-long Corsicana resident,
employe of Roger Steward, died at his home, 1527 West
Fourth avenue Saturday morning.
Arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon at
Griffin Funeral Home, but the services will be conducted
by Rev. Eugene Wood, minister of the Westminister
Presbyterian church of which he was a member, with
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. G. Comfort, Corsicana;
an aunt, Mrs. C. C. Lord, Mississippi, and an uncle,
Vern Smith, Tennessee.
Dan B. Comfort Rites Monday
Funeral services for Dan B. Comfort, 65, life-long
Corsicana resident, who died at his home, 1537 West
Fourth avenue Saturday morning, were held Monday at
10:30 from the Griffin Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor
of Westminister Presbyterian church of which he was a
member. Burial was in
Comfort was employed by Roger Steward.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. G. Comfort, Corsicana;
an aunt, Mrs. C. C. Lord, Mississippi; and uncle, Vern
Smith, Tennessee, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Roger Steward, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Wiley
Robinson, Jr., Louis Schults, Billy Joe Burge, M. N.
Wright, Sidney Barley and Dan P. McNeil.
Jun 26, 1927 - Aug 7, 1965
Mrs. Ramsey Services Held
Mrs. Jessie Mae Ramsey, 38, of 812 South Beaton Street,
died in the M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston Saturday
Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel
Monday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist
Surviving are her husband, C. B. Ramsey, Corsicana; a
son, Jerry Kirk, Corsicana, five daughters, Mrs. Carolyn
Ramsey, Mrs. Wanda Reese, Misses Martha and Mary Lou
Kirk, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Barbara Hutchins,
Ennis; a sister, Mrs. Mary Phinnil, Ennis, and other
Pallbearers were J. C. Payne, W. B. Roberts, James
Doolen, Bill Turner, Charles Barnaby and E. A. Ivie.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Mon., Aug 9, 1965
- Submitted by
- 1st husband
Lillard Kirk 2nd husband Curtis Bryant Ramsey
(Curtis has a double monument in Oakwood with Jessie
but is buried in Pecan Grove Cemetery in McKinney,
Tx. per death certificate); d/o J. B. Scott & Ella
William King Logsdon
Jul 4, 1889 - Apr 7, 1965
Dr. Logsdon Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday
Dr. Wm. K. Logsdon, long-time Corsicana physician, Mills
place, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning
following a several months illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel
Friday at 11 a.m. with burial in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood,
pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.
Native of Sulphur Springs, Dr. Logsdon graduated from
Tulane University medical school and took post-graduate
work in the Chicago Medical College. He was given an
honor lst year for 50 years in medicine and practiced
all of his medical career in Texas. He was a veteran of
World War I and came to Corsicana in 1923. Dr. Logsdon
was connected with the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in
the late 1920s.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs.
Robert Lewis Anderson, Houston; three grandchildren; a
sister, Mrs. Mavon Oliver, Commerce; two nephews, Dr.
Bill Oliver, Dallas, and Dr. F. M. Logsdon, Port Lavaca,
and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. Dan B. Hamill,
Truman Bragg, W. C. Stroube, H. R. Stroube, George
Weinschel, Jack Cunningham, Dave Kelton, Roy Love, Jake
Hudson, John R. Corley, A. Wade Blackford, Ralph R.
Brown, Ed M. Polk, Dr. Wm. B. Mayfield, Guy L. Tate and
Joe E. Butler.
George Turner Weaver
Sep 15, 1923 - Jun 19, 2012
Turner Weaver, age 88, of North Richland Hills
passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at
home. Funeral: 2 p.m. Saturday at Richland Hills
Baptist Church, 6852 Baker Blvd., Richland Hills.
Interment will follow immediately in the Bluebonnet
Hills Memorial Park. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Friday
at Bluebonnet Hills Funeral Home.
He was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Purdon, to his
parents, George and Maud. George was one of three
children. He married Gerlene in New Orleans, La., on
Dec. 30, 1945. They had two children. He attended
Southern Methodist University and graduated in 1949
with a degree in business administration. He served
in the Navy for three years and served in World War
II. He was a resident of North Richland Hills for
two years and was employed by CIT Financial Services
for 34 years. George was a member of Richland Hills
Baptist Church. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, family
and his church. George was preceded in death by a
grandchild, Brian Larry Brown; brother, Carroll
Weaver; and stepsisters, Lewelyn Watson and Mary
Survivors: George will be remembered by his loving
wife and their children, Gerlene Weaver of North
Richland Hills, Lynna Kay Weaver Hilbig and John
Hilbig of Bulverde, Georganne Weaver Brown and
Charles Larry Brown of North Richland Hills; sister,
Jackie Boswell of Corsicana; grandchildren, Patricia
Hernandez of Fort Worth and Chris Brown of Euless;
and great-granddaughter, Emma Gayle Hernandez of
- Published in
Star-Telegram on Jun 22, 2012
- h/o Myrtle
Gerlene (Loyd) Weaver; s/o George Thomas Weaver &
Maude (Swink) Howard-Weaver
Nov 2, 1889 - Apr 13, 1940
WORTHAM, APril 18
- (Spl) - Mrs. George Weaver of Purdon, but formerly
of Wortham, died in San Angelo Saturday afternoon
where she had been for several weeks for her health.
Burial was in the Wortham cemetery following funeral
rites held in the Baptist church at Purdon.
Mrs. Weaver was formerly Miss Maude Swink. After her
marriage she and Mr. Weaver lived in Wortham for
many years. Many friends here and other towns extend
sympathy to her husband, children and relatives.
Arthur "Bill" Howard
Dec 10, 1939 - Aug 31, 2018
Arthur "Bill" Howard, 78, of Rowlett, passed away in
Dallas on Friday, August 31, 2018. Graveside
services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 4 at
Dawson Cemetery with Pastor William �Bill� Dollar
Bill was born December 10, 1939 in Corsicana to Loyd
and Clyde (Nesmith) Howard. He was raised in the
Dawson area and was a graduate of Dawson High School
before attending the University of Texas at
Arlington for two years. Bill, along with another
Dawson native, Bob Spruiell, owned and operated H&S
Manufacturing Co. in Rowlett for over 49 years. He
also enjoyed running a Brangus cow/calf operation on
the family farm near Pursley in Navarro County. Bill
also liked hunting and fishing, loved his family
dearly and was a past president of the Dawson
Ex-Students Association. He was a member of the
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Survivors include his wife, Carolynn (Trotter)
Howard of Rowlett and son, Drew Howard of Rowlett.
Jan 26, 1963 - Mar 28, 2020
Howard, 57, of Rowlett, passed away in Rockwall on
Saturday, March 28, 2020. A private graveside
service will be held at a later date.
Drew was born January 26, 1963 in Corsicana, Texas
to Bill and Carolynn (Trotter) Howard. He was raised
in the Garland area and was a graduate of North
Garland High School before attending Texas Tech
University where he received his degree in
Drew worked in the construction industry before
joining his father�s business, H&S Manufacturing
where he was the President for 25 years. He
continued his father�s legacy of raising cattle on
the family farm near Pursley in Navarro County. Drew
loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and
fisherman. He loved his family and many friends
fiercely. Drew was a highly respected businessman
and leader in the Rowlett community where he was a
Rowlett Chamber of Commerce Member for 29 years and
served as Chair from 2007-2008.
He was a member of the Lake Pointe Church in
He was preceded in death by his father, Bill
Survivor includes his mother, Carolynn (Trotter)
Howard of Rowlett.
Dawson, Navarro Co., TX
- s/o William
Arthur "Bill" Howard (1939-2018) & Carolyn (Trotter)
Edward LeRoy Watson
Aug 21, 1923 - May 27, 2011
Watson was born August 21, 1923, in the Barry
Community near Corsicana, TX, to George and Mabel
Watson. LeRoy married June Stephens in 1953. He
served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a
medic in a medical unit with an antiaircraft
battalion. He participated in campaigns in Normandy,
Northern France, Ardennes (Battle of The Bulge),
Rhineland and Central Europe. He received several
medals including the EAME Campaign Medal with five
Bronze Stars. After LeRoy had served his country, he
went to work for Southwestern Bell Telephone, where
he retired after almost forty years of service as
District Staff Supervisor. He started a second
career at a local bank, where he worked for over
LeRoy is preceded in death by his parents, and
brother, George Calvin Watson.
Helen Elizabeth (Paradowski) Gilliam
Nov 26, 1941 - Oct 3, 1975
Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Helen
Gilliam, 33, resident of Corsicana, who died
Friday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jim
Ray and Rev. Jim Farmer will officiate, and
burial will follow at
She was a native of Harris County, lived in
Corsicana for 27 years, was an employe of Drane
Middle School Cafeteria, and member of Unity
Survivors include her husband, Larry Joe Gilliam
of Corsicana; two daughters of Corsicana, Debbie
Gilliam and Vickie Gilliam; two sons, Ricky
Gilliam and Danny Gilliam both of Corsicana; her
father, Martin Paradowski of Houston; six
brothers, of Amarillo, Joe Paradowski, John
Allen Jackson, Wesley Jackson, Terry Jackson,
Jerry Jackson, and Michael Jackson; two sisters,
Miss Patsy Jackson and Miss Kathy Jackson both
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct 3, 1975
- Submitted by
- w/o Larry Joe
Gilliam buried at Resthaven Memorial Park,
Corsicana, Texas; d/o Martin J. Paradowski & Maxine
Helen (Kelly) Paradowski
Sidney Owen Bogue,
Jul 26, 1919 - May 23, 1975
ENID, OKLA.�Funeral services will be 5 p.m. Sunday
at the Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home here for Mr.
Sidney O. Bogue, 55, who died Friday in Enid, Okla.
hospital after an apparent heart attack.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in
Cemetery in Corsicana with Rev. Jack Riley
officiating. Local arrangements are with Corley
He was general manager of the Northrup World Wide
Aircraft services of the Vance Air Force Base in
Enid and a veteran of World War II. He was a member
of the Air Forces Management Association, the Air
Force Association, the Army Aviation Association,
and the Association of the U. S. Army.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Alice
Holsey, of Enid; two sons, Sid and Tim Bogue, also
of Enid; one daughter, Miss Lisa Bogue of
Greenville, Miss.; one step-son, Mr. Jim Young of
Enid; and four grandchildren.
Elizabeth (Butler) Phillips
Apr 11, 1898 - Oct 20, 1975
Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary
Elizabeth Phillips, 77, resident of Seymour, who
died Monday in Seymour. Rev. Lynn Tusla will
officiate and burial will be at
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Ann
Rogers of Seymour; a granddaughter, Mrs. Gail
Ann Roman of Corsicana; and two
Cross, Sr., Dr.
Feb 20, 1887 - Oct 30, 1975
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Dr. Chaillos
Cross, 88, resident of Corsicana, who died
Thursday evening in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Jack Riley will officiate and burial
will be at
Dr. Cross was a graduate of the University
of Virginia Medical School and practiced
medicine in Mississippi and Okla. City,
When the Philippine Island was a
protectorate of the U. S. he served as a
physician attached in the Philippine
On his return to the U. S. he joined the
Rockefeller Foundation, which loaned him to
Mississippi, as director of rural
sanitation. He was a resident of Corsicana
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ethel
Phillips Cross of Corsicana; a son, Chaillos
Cross Jr. of Albuquerque, N. M.; a grandson,
Stephen Chaillos Cross of San Diego, Calif.
and two great-granddaughters.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Oct. 31, 1975
wife Marion Virginia (Heard) Cross
married Sep. 8, 1910 2nd wife Ethyl
(Phillips) Cross Married Oct. 5, 1925;
s/o Clem Clay Cross & Nancy "Nannie"
William Terrell "Terry" Rogers, Jr.
Mar 22, 1943 - Jan 20, 1975
W. T. Rogers II
Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for
William Terrell Rogers II, 31, of Dallas
who died Monday in Dallas. Burial will
He was a native of Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sandy
Lee Rogers of Dallas; two daughters,
Dena Rogers and Bridget White, both of
Dallas; and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Rogers of Andrews; two sisters, Mrs.
Gary Martin of Houston and Mrs. Stuart
Cune of Lubbock; and a number of nieces
William Rogers II
Services were to be held at 2 p.m.
Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for William (Terry) Rogers
II, 31, resident of Dallas, who died
Monday in Dallas.
Rev. Otho Stegall was to officiate,
with burial to follow at
Survivors include his widow, two
daughters, his parents, two sisters,
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to include Herb
Cox, Mickey McDonough, Bill Beals,
James Parrish, Bob Taylor and Donnie
Viola Lorene (Ferrell) Ward-Hellner
Jul 27, 1903 - Dec 16, 1975
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday
at the Corley Chapel for Mrs.
Lorene Hellner, 72, of
Corsicana, who died Tuesday in
Memorial Hospital. The Rev. B.
W. Johnson and Rev. Uriah
Stegman will officiate. Burial
will be in
She was a native of Corsicana
and had lived here all her life.
She is survived by her husband,
Rupert Hellner of Corsicana;
four sons, Edgar Lee Ward Jr.
and Jimmy Ward, both of
Arlington, Buddy Ward of
Corsicana, and Bobby Earl Ward
of Austin; 12 grandchildren; her
mother Mrs. George Ferrell of
Corsicana; one brother, G. D.
(Rick) Ferrell of Tulsa, Okla.;
and one sister, Mrs. Lisa Rahm
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Dec 17, 1975
1st husband Edgar Lee
Ward, Sr. 2nd husband Rupert
William Hellner; d/o George
Henry Ferrell & Susie Lee (Midgett)
John Newt Hunt
Sep 10, 1897 - Nov 13, 1975
John N. Hunt
Funeral services will be 2
p.m. Sunday at the Corley
Chapel for John N. Hunt, 78,
of Corsicana who died
yesterday in Memorial
The Rev. Jim Carraway will
officiate. Burial will be in
A native of Tennison,
Indiana, Hunt had lived in
Corsicana for more than 40
years. A retired Texas
Pipeline Co. employe. Hunt
was a member of Westside
Baptist Church and a veteran
of World War I.
He is survived by three
sons, John Ray Hunt of
Brownsville; Robert M. Hunt
of Long Beach, Calif.; Henry
Way Hunt of Dallas; four
daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Zane
Oestrelcher and Mrs. Billie
June Burrus, both of Dallas;
Mrs. Bettie Ann Pettiielle
of Glendale, Ariz.; Mrs.
Linda Joan Williams of
Tucson, Ariz.; by 17
grandchildren and two
three sisters, Mrs. Bettie
Nelson of Boonville,
Indiana; Mrs. Lucy Black of
Princeton, Indiana; Mrs.
Emma Bass of Winslow,
Indiana and by a number of
nieces and nephews.
May 2, 1920 - Apr 30,
William Robinson Sr.
dies of heart attack
William B. Robinson,
Sr., securities broker
evening of a heart
attack at Memorial
Funeral services will be
held at 4:30 p.m. Friday
at the First United
Methodist Church with
the pastor, the Rev.
Jack Riley, officiating.
Burial will be in
A native of Corsicana,
he would have been 55
Robinson founded the Wm.
B. Robinson & Co.
securities business here
in 1947 and he and his
Planning Associates with
offices in First
A graduate of CHS, he
was graduated in 1941
from the University of
Texas with a B.B.A.
degree. While at the
University, he was a
member of Silver Spurs
and Phi Kappa Psi.
He was married on Aug.
22, 1933 to the former
Miss Billie Love Gardner
of Terrell, a University
Robinson was elected a
member of the managing
board of trustees of the
Foundation on Jan. 9,
1968, and immediately
succeeding his late
father Eugene W.
A 32nd degree Mason,
Robinson was an active
member of First United
Methodist Church where
he had served on the
Board of Stewards and
had taught an
Intermediate and Juniors
Sunday School class for
20 years. He chaired an
adult Bible class
conducted in their home
for 10 years.
He was currently serving
as a director of the
Salvation Army and YMCA
board of directors and
was past president of
the Y. he served six
years on the Corsicana
School Board of
Education, on the board
of the Corsicana Public
Library, and was a
member of the Chamber of
Commerce and a past
An avid golfer, he was a
past president of
Corsicana Country Club
and served as
co-director for the
club�s first three
member-guest Tiger Tale
In his community and
civic life he had also
served as chairman in
the fund campaigns of
the United Fund and the
Navarro County Red Cross
The Robinsons had
returned only Monday
from Chicago where they
had attended the
convention of the Nation
Council of Foundations
in behalf of the Navarro
He is survived by his
widow, Mrs. Billie Love
Robinson of the family
home, 613 Mills Place; a
son William Bruce
Robinson jr., of
Houston; a daughter,
Miss Beth Robinson of
Austin; his mother, Mrs.
Eugene W. Robinson of
Dallas; two sisters,
Mrs. C. J. (Betty) Davis
of Colorado Springs,
Colo., and Mrs. R. C.
(Imogene) Granberry Jr.,
of Corpus Christi;
several nieces and
nephews, and aunts and
W. B. Robinson
were to be at 4:30
p.m. Friday at First
Church for Corsicana
civic leader William
B. Robinson who died
Wednesday of a heart
attack at Memorial
Hospital. The Rev.
Jack Riley, pastor,
Burial will be in
under direction of
the Corley Funeral
Pallbearers will be
Raynand Stroube, Jon
Clarkson, III, W. D.
Wyatt, Kim Wyatt,
James Ruth, John
(Kay) Tatum, and
John C. Tatum, Jr.
will be the board of
managing trustees of
of which Robinson
and trustee, and
friends of the
Robinson was an
active member of
and numerous local
services and welfare
agencies of the
He is survived by
his widow, a son, a
mother, two sisters,
a number of nieces
Sep 2, 1906 -
Oct 18, 1975
Services will be
at 2 p.m. Monday
in the Corley
Chapel for Mrs.
69, who died
Rev. Elvis Egge
with Rev. Harold
will be at
Mrs. Sanders was
Corsicana and a
member of the
She is survived
by her husband,
Ed Sanders of
son and one
Sanders and Mrs.
and one brother,
Ermon Tyner of
were to be
at 2 p.m.
Ercle Barnes (Pope) Dixon
Sep 10, 1900 - Jun 17, 1975
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. George Dixon, 75, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Evergreen Nursing Home.
Rev. Frank Shirley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a native of Frost and member of the Fellowship Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Joe Bob Dixon of Jacksonville and Troy Dixon of Arlington; five grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Sam Tucker of Corsicana; two brothers, Harmon L. Pope and Burt L. Pope both of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Joseph Edward "Joe Ed" Carey
Mar. 20, 1895 - May 7, 1975
Joe Ed Carey
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Joe Ed Carey, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Dallas.
Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
He was a native of Riley and a retired Carpenter.
Survivors include a son, Jordie William Carey of Lancaster; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Lee Aguinaga of Corsicana and Mrs. Frances Maxine Sterling of Mesquite; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Estella May (Grimm) Nitterauer-Moritz
Jun 13, 1905 - Jan 16, 1975
Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Micky Moritz, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Canton, Ill. And a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include a son, Franklin Nitterauer of Palestine; three grandchildren, a brother, W. L. Grimm of Rochester, N.Y.; and a number of nieces and nephews.
- The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Jan 17, 1975
- Submitted by
- 1st husband Franklin David Nitterauer 2nd husband Mickey Moritz; d/o Charles Baron Grimm & Grace (Stiritz) Grimm
Emily Reyman (Davis) Butler
Dec 20, 1906 - Jun 17, 1975
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. Elmer Butler Jr., resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at her residence.
Rev. James Sigler will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a native of Leesville, La., had lived in Corsicana 52 years, and was a member of the Episcopal Church.
Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; a son, Dr. James E. Butler of Houston; five grandchildren and other relatives.
Doris Evelyn (Fritz) Gibson
Oct 18, 1926 - Aug 3, 1975
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Evelyn Fritz Gibson, 48, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday.
Rev. David Hale and Rev. Sonny Fritz will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a native of Ellis county, resident of Corsicana since 1950 and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Janice Louise Gibson of Mexia; four brothers, Clayton Fritz of Armona, Calif., Ray Fritz of Lancaster, Aubra Fritz and W. R. Fritz both of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. D. H. Andrews of Corsicana, Mrs. Irene Purser of Hale Center, and Mrs. J. D. Moon of Chickasha, Okla. and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Gertrude (Sparkman) Sparkman
Jul 13, 1895 - Mar 30, 1975
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Longview for Mrs. Gertrude Sparkman, 79, resident of Longview who died Sunday in Longview.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Michael C. Macey will officiate.
She was a native of Corsicana and resident here since 1947.
Survivors include a brother, Homer A. Sparkman of Anadarko, Okla.; two nieces, Mrs. Hazel Craigg of Madill, Okla., and Mrs. Dewy Eastep of Longview.
Robert Enterprise Sparkman
Aug 28, 1888 - Jan 4, 1975
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for Robert E. Sparkman, 86, of Longview who died there over the weekend. The Rev. Michael C. Macey, pastor of Trinity Episcopal Church of Longview officiated. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.
Formerly of Corsicana, he had been a resident of Longview for 25 years and was a retired oil operator.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Gertrude Sparkman of Longview; one brother, Pole Sparkman of Stephenville; and several nieces and nephews.
Robert Marion Jennings, Jr.
Jun 9, 1921 - Jun 13, 1943
Navarro Soldier Reported Missing European Area
R. M. Jennings, Sr., Navarro, received a telegram Thursday from the war department advising him that his son, S-Sgt. Robert M. Jennings, Jr., was missing in action in the European area since June 13.
Sgt. Jennings was a tail gunner on a bombing plane. He volunteered for service in the air corps in July 1942 and has been overseas several months.
The telegram said "I regret to inform you that the commanding general European area reports your son, S-Sgt. Robert M. Jennings, Jr., is missing in action since June 13. Ulio, the adjutant General."
Father Receives Son's Award At Corsicana Field
Robert M. Jennings, Sr., Navarro, father of Staff Sergeant Robert M. Jennings, Jr., missing in action
received the Air Medal and Oak Leaf Cluster, in ceremonies at Corsicana Field, Air Activities of
Texas, Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. The presentations was made by Capt. L. S. Dysinger, commanding officer of
Corsicana Field. Jennings is an employee of the Texas Power & Light Company's sub-station at
The presentation was by direction of the president.
The citation accompanying the awards pointed out the
Air Medal was for"meritorious achievement of the
destruction of one enemy airplane, while serving as crem-man on a bombardment mission over enemy
occupied Continental Europe," while the Oak Leaf
Cluster was "for exceptionally meritorious
achievement while participating in five separate
bomber combat missions over enemy occupied
Sgt. Jennings has been missing since June 13, 1943.
He was a tail gunner on a bomber and entered the
army air forces in July, 1942.
Robert Marion "Poochie" Jennings, Sr.
Feb. 12, 1900 - Oct. 29, 1965
R. M. Jennings Dies Friday, Rites Saturday
R. M. Jennings, 65, of Eureka, died in Memorial
hospital Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3:30
p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gerald
Williamson, area Baptist missionary, and Rev.
Murphy Terry, pastor of the Mildred Baptist
Native of Hill county, he had resided in Navarro
county 32 years. He retired as an employe of the
Texas Power and Light Company March, this year.
he was a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 174,
A. F. and A. M.
Surviving are his wife of Eureka, two sons,
Richard and Mike Jennings, both of Eureka; five
daughters, Carol Jennings, Eureka; Mrs. Kay
Smith, Waco; Mrs. Linda McNeill, Dallas; Mrs.
Nell Cline, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Lois Moore,
Kaufman; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs.
C. M. Foster and Mrs. C. H. Allen, both of
Hillsboro, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Loyd Land, Tfton Smith,
Wilson Warner, Bill Bonner, Glen Castle and V.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Fri., Oct. 29, 1965
- 1st wife
Vera Elizabeth (Foster) Jennings buried in
Brandon Cemetery, Bynum, Texas (Robert has a
double monument there with her but is buried
in Eureka) 2nd wife Erna Kathleen (Barnett)
Jennings; s/o John Marion Jennings & Sarah
Ann (Lambert) Jennings
James Irvin, Sr.
Oct 24, 1942 - Jul 4, 1965
James Ervin, 23, Killed By Fire Sunday Night
James Ervin, 23, negro, died in a fire which
destroyed his home at 1030 South Ninth
street late Sunday night shortly after he
had left his father's home across the
street. This was Corsicana's second fire
death of the year, the first being an
elderly negro man whose home on East Collin
street was destroyed in a blaze several
Justice of the Peace W.H. Tipton was called
to the scene and held an inquest returning a
verdict of death due to suffocation.
Firemen received an alarm on the blaze at
10:27 p.m. Sunday and shortly after their
arrival were told by neighbors and relatives
that Ervin was believed still in the house.
Flames, heat and heavy smoke prevented
rescuers from getting him out until they
could throw up a wall of water to push back
The fire apparently started in the kitchen,
firemen said, as heaviest damage was found
there. The structure consisted of four
The victim's body was found lying on his
back on the floor in front of a couch.
Fireman said Ervin may have dozed off and
rolled off the couch when he inhaled the
Police Officer Bobby Spillers and Larry
Bumpers, night radio dispatcher, arrived at
the scene shortly after 11 p.m. They
reported Ervin's father, Cosietus, had
informed Judge Tipton that his son had left
his house a few minutes before on getting
meet to cook hamburgers. His wife and
children were away from home at the time.
The coroner examined the body before it was
removed to Calhoun Funeral Home and found no
indication of foul play.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Mon., Jul. 5, 1965
Eureka cemetery, Eureka, Navarro
(death certificate says buried Eureka
cemetery, Eureka, Texas) (obit says
Ervin but it is Irvin) h/o Irine (Rollen)
Irvin s/o Cotutlus Irvin and Myrtle
Apr 7, 1905 to Apr 2, 1965
Hold Services For Luel Rash
Funeral services for Luel Rash, 59,
Mildred farmer, accidentally
electrocuted Friday afternoon when he
came in contact with a power line in
which a cow was entangled, were held
Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The services were conducted by Rev. Bill
Nichols, pastor of the Providence
Baptist church of which he was a deacon,
assisted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor
of the Hubbard Methodist church,
formerly pastor of the Eureka and other
Methodist churches in this area. Burial
was in the
Surviving are his wife and two sons,
Dale and Mac Rash, all of Mildred; two
daughters, Mrs. Tolbert Casey, Jr.,
Fairfield, and Mrs. Rexie Lee Folmar,
Corsicana; nine grandchildren, two
brothers, Hallie Rash, Winkler, and
Alton Rash, Corsicana; four sisters,
Mrs. J. C. Howard, Navarro; Mrs. Jerome
Gilliam and Mrs. Evie Switzer, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Ora Roberts,
Fairfield; step-mother, Mrs. Della Rash,
Corsicana, and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers.
Luel Rash, 59, Electrocuted Near
Luel Rash, 59, of Mildred, farmer,
was pronounced dead on arrival at
Memorial hospital Friday afternoon
after he came in contact with a high
voltage electric wire on his farm.
He was a native of Eureka.
Howard Pitts, deputy sheriff, said
that he was discovered by his wife
after she saw smoke rising from the
accident site and apparently Rash
was attempting to aid a cow that had
come in contact with the electricity
and was killed.
Artificial respiration and other
efforts to revive the victim were
carri3ed out for more than an hour.
He was brought to the hospital in a
Funeral services will be held Sunday
at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel
with burial in
Eureka cemetery. The rites will
be conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols,
pastor of the Providence Baptist
Church, of which Rash was a deacon,
assisted by Rev. Peyton Goodman,
pastor of the Hubbard Methodist
church, formerly the pastor of
Methodist churches of at
Eureka and Wesley (Corsicana).
Surviving are his wife of Mildred;
two sons, Dale and Max Rash, both of
Mildred, two daughters, Mrs. Tolbart
Casey, Jr. Fairfield, and Mrs.
Rexie Lee Folmer, Corsicana; nine
grandchildren; two brothers, Hallie
Rash, Winkler and Alton Rash,
Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. C.
Howard, Navarro; Mrs. Jerome Gilliam
and Mrs. Evie Switzer, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Ora Roberts,
Fairfield; step-mother, Mrs. Delta
Rash, Corsicana, and other
Nephews will be pallbearers.
Jul 11, 1906 - Dec 21, 1963
J. D. Estes Dies Sunday; Rites Held
J. D. Estes, 59, of 422 South
Thirteenth street, died Sunday in
Memorial hospital. He resided in
Eureka before moving to Corsicana
five years ago.
Funeral services were held from the
Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with
burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev.
Bill Nichols and Rev. Gene Tone,
pastor of the Calvary Baptist
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana;
three sons, James Estes, Waco; Wayne
Estes, Corsicana and Oris Estis,
Euless; a daughter, Mrs. J. L.
McKinney, Dallas; two brothers,
Lloyd Estes, Ranger, and G. W.
Estes, Trinidad; 13 grandchildren
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Buck Frame, Don
Chandler, Floyd Land, Esco McCann,
Alton McCann, Mark Morgan, B. B.
Rash, Buck Hodge and V. F. Bell.
(abt 1908 - 1965)
Handy Davis Rites Sunday
Funeral services for Handy Davis
who died earlier this week near
Dawson will be held from the
Hopewell Baptist church at
Dawson Sunday at 2 p.m. Rev. C.
H. Gerald of Dallas will conduct
the rites. Burial will be in
Surviving are a sister, Mrs.
Ammie Williams, Hubbard;
parents, a brother, John Lee
Harris, Dallas, and other
He was a veteran of WWII.
Members of Pride Lodge No. 134,
Dawson, will be pallbearers.
Dec 18, 1883 - Nov 22, 1965
One Dead, 3 Hurt, Highway 31 Crash
One woman was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital
and three others are in serious condition following
an automobile accident about 1:40 p.m. Friday a
short distance east of the Corsicana Grader and
Machine Company on Highway 31 in west Corsicana.
Mrs. Zelma Garner Turner, 75, of Dawson was
pronounced dead on arrival in a Griffin ambulance.
Janie Sheppard, Dawson, and Dosser Farrow, both
Dawson negroes, were brought in by Griffin
ambulance, and Jack Sheppard, Dawson negro, was
brought to the hospital in a Corley ambulance.
Details of the crash, including the number of
vehicles, involved were not available at press hour.
City police and Deputy Sheriff Pitts immediately
instituted an investigation.
W. H. Tipton, justice of the peace, conducted a
coroner's investigation immediately following the
accident, but said he would not return a verdict
until he had talked with investigating officers
relative to incidents leading up to the mishap and
other details that he did not have immediately.
3 Fatalities In 24 Hours
A Fort Worth man, James Douglas Smith, 31,
became Navarro county's ninth fatality of the
year early Saturday in a one-car mishap near
Mildred in which his negro passenger was
injured. Both were construction workers. Smith's
death was the third traffic fatality in less
than 24 hours.
The trio of fatal mishaps was the worst record
of highway deaths in the county in a number of
As the seventh, eighth and ninth traffic deaths
of the year were recorded for the county, a
major accident Friday afternoon claimed the life
of a Dawson woman, Mrs. Zelma Garner Turner, 75,
on West Highway 31 near Corsicana Grader and
Machinery company, as the fourth in-town
Corsicana fatality for 1965.
The rash of tragedies began Friday at 5:45 a.m.
when John Charles Sutton, 21, Streetman, was
killed instantly when his 1965 Dodge collided
with a Burlington and Rock Island Lines freight
train at the Camp Wanica (Farm Road 667) road
crossing in heavy fog.
Highway Patrolman Bob Parrish, who investigated
the latest fatality, reported the Ft. Worth men
were traveling north on Highway 287 four miles
south of Corsicana when Smith's 1959 Ford pickup
left the road, hit a culvert, and continued down
hill overturning several times into the Lee
Both Smith and his passenger Hubert Grays, 36,
negro, were thrown through a mesquite tree
approximately 100 feet from where the demolished
vehicle came to rest. It traveled an estimated
550 feet after leaving the highway. The accident
occurred at 12:55 a.m. Saturday.
A Griffin ambulance brought both victims to
Memorial Hospital where Smith was pronounced
dead on arrival. The body was at Griffin pending
arrangements Saturday. Both men were employed by
In-Place Lining company in Fort Worth.
Grays was listed at Memorial Hospital in fair
condition with head injuries.
Smith's was the county'ninth traffic death of
the year; Mrs. Turner was the year's eight
accident fatality, and Sutton was the seventh
county death of 1965.
Memorial Hospital Saturday listed as critical
the condition of Jack Shepard, over 80, Dawson,
who with his wife, Jannie 76, and Dorsey Fair,
40, also of Dawson, were passengers in Mrs.
Shepard suffered a puncture wound of the
forehead and fracture of the left leg above the
knee. His wife suffered compound fractures of
the left leg, broken left arm and dislocated
left shoulder and large hematomas on the back of
the head and over the right eye. She was in fair
condition Saturday. Fair was reported in fair
condition with a fractured left arm and
lacerations of the scalp and forehead.
City Police officers E. O. Patrick, Bobby
Spillers and Ted Warren investigated the
accident, assisted by Deputy Sheriff H. H. Pitts
and members of the Highway Patrol.
Attempts To Pass
Police said their investigation showed that Mrs.
Turner was traveling west and was attempting to
pass a 1964 International tank truck hauling
liquid lime driven by Larry Leverett of Hutto. A
car whose driver was unidentified was
approaching with a gasoline tank truck behind it
driven by C. W. Wacte of Malakoff, headed east.
Police related Mrs. Turner swerved sharpley left
to the east bound lane, and the oncoming car
swung off the road to the right avoiding a
collision, when Mrs. Turner's car veered back to
the right colliding with the lime tank truck,
with the impact throwing her 1957 Chevrolet into
the left side of the oncoming gasoline tank
truck hitting it at the rear of the
Leverett swerved his truck off the right
shoulder coming to rest against a pasture fence.
The gasoline tanker, also a 1964 International,
stopped on the right shoulder of the road.
Damage was estimated at $400 to the gasoline
tanker; minor damage to the lime truck.
Corsicana firemen stood by the mishap scene for
several hours until another tanker truck could
arrive to take on the load of gas as the tanker
was ruptured in the accident and its contents
were leaking onto the ground creating a fire
Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton returned a
verdict of accidental death in Mrs. Turner�s
The body of Mrs. Turner was transferred to
Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson Friday.
Funeral services for her will be held Sunday at
2 p.m. at the Dawson Methodist church. The Rev.
Samuel E. Mohundro will officiate with the Rev.
Roy Davis of Corsicana assisting. Burial will be
in the Dawson cemetery.
Mrs. Turner was secretary of the Dawson
Methodist church for 17 years, and had a perfect
attendance record of 10 years standing at the
She is survived by one son, William Clay Turner
of Dawson, and a granddaughter, Jill Turner,
also of Dawson.
Funeral services for Sutton were held Saturday
at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in
Streetman. The Rev. Charles Davenport
officiated. Burial was in Cade cemetery.
He is survived by his wife and a son, John
Sutton were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the
First Baptist church in Streetman. the Rev.
Charles Davenport officiated. Burial was in Cade
He is survived by his wife and a son, John
David; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Elmore,
all of Streetman; a brother, David Sutton,
Dallas; a sister, Carla Sue Elmore, Streetman; a
grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Morgan, Streetman, and
Pallbearers were Johnny Massey, Butch James,
Billy Coker, Harold Massey, Wesley Graves and
Billy Joe Graves.
Griffin of Corsicana conducted the service.
Second Victim Traffic Mishap Dies Monday
Jack Shepard, 81, Dawson negro, died in
Memorial hospital at an early hour Monday
morning of injuries suffered Friday
afternoon in an automobile-truck mishap on
State Highway 31 in West Corsicana.
He is the second victim of the crash to
die - the fifth of the year in Corsicana, Mrs.
Zelma Garner Turner, 75, of Dawson was dead
on arrival at Memorial hospital in a Griffin
ambulance and later her body was transferred
to Eubank Funeral Home in Dawson.
Shepard was one of the three negroes who had
been brought to Corsicana by Mrs. Garner for
medical attention. The other two were also
hospitalized by their conditions are not
regarded as critical.
Dorsey Fair, 45, and Jannie Sheppard, 76,
were the others hospitalized as a result of
Chloe Elizabeth Kuhn
Aug 21, 1996 - Aug 27, 2021
Elizabeth Kuhn was born August 21, 1996 in Athens,
TX. She passed away August 27, 2021 in Hurst, Tx.
To honor her young, incredible life, we will be
hosting a Celebration of Life Service in the
Magnolia Chapel at Corley Funeral Home on Friday,
September 3, 2021 at 2 p.m. Please feel free to
share memories and condolences at
Chlo� Elizabeth Kuhn
was born August 21, 1996 in Athens, TX. She passed away
August 27, 2021 in Hurst, Tx.
Chlo� leaves behind her father Michael Kuhn, stepmother
Jane Kuhn and her beloved sister Emily, all of
Corsicana. She is also survived by her mother Jennifer
and stepdad Kevin Kuhn of Brownsboro. Surviving
grandparents are Dyce Curington Gunn and John Gunn of
Tool, and grandmother Rebecca Gray of Brownsboro as well
as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She is preceeded
in death by grandparents Carolyn Jo Rhodes Kuhn and
Nathan Willet Kuhn, Uncle Phillip Rey Kuhn, grandparents
Reta and Clarence "Butch" Tompkins, grandfather Charles
Earl Gray and Aunt Amanda Joye Gray.
Chlo� was a
2015 graduate of Corsicana High School. She attended
Tarrant County College where she was majoring in
education. Inspired by her younger sister Emily, it was
her desire to become a Special Education teacher and
help those with special needs.
Chlo� was a very creative person. She was a gifted
artist with many amazing drawings. This was a talent she
hid from others. She loved to read, with Nora Roberts
being a contemporary writer she admired. However, her
favorite author was Shakespeare, often becoming immersed
in his writings. She was a creative writer herself and
considered English as a major, but her desire to help
others like Emily overshadowed her love of writing.
She was a Christian and often attended church with her
grandmother Carolyn. While Chlo� was notoriously
strong-willed, she had a soft inner being that she often
kept hidden away. Her love of music, art, and writing
revealed her creative side. Her love of animals,
especially elephants, and her desire to see them treated
humanely revealed her love of nature. And then there was
the undeniable love for her family that kept their bond
strong in spite of life's struggles. Her strong will
kept her from ever giving up on Tomorrow. She was loved
by many and will be sorely missed by Family and Friends.
To honor her young, incredible life, we will be hosting
a Celebration of Life Service in the Magnolia Chapel at
Corley�s Funeral Home on Friday, September 3, 2021 at
Corley Funeral Home
Dec 27, 1901 - Dec 12, 1965
Eddie Jones Of Dayton Dies
T. E. (Eddie) Jones, 63, formerly of Corsicana, died at
his residence in Dayton Sunday night.
Graveside rites will be conducted at
Wednesday at 2 p.m. He was a Methodist.
Jones was an employe of the general Crude Company and
moved to Dayton from Corsicana in 1938.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Jones, Dayton; a
daughter, Mrs. Wanda J. Danelly, Dayton; a
granddaughter; three brothers, R. A. Jones, Corsicana;
R. N. Jones, Spearman and Alvin Jones, Rice.
Corley will direct.
Myrtle Clara (Lane)
Dec 19, 1906 - Aug 6, 1977
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at
for Mrs. Myrtle Jones, 76, of Dallas and former resident
of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Dallas. Corley
Funeral Home will handle local arrangements.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Wanda J. Dannelly
of Dallas; one granddaughter, Miss Melissa Lane Dannelly
of Dallas; and one brothers-in-law, Alvin Jones of
Lue Genie (Polk) Beale
Sep 9, 1888 - Nov 9, 1965
Thursday Rites For Mrs. Beale
Final rites for Mrs. Lue Jenie Beale, 77, native of
Freestone county, who died in Dallas Tuesday, were held
Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
The services were conducted by Rev. Doyle Summerall,
Dallas Baptist minister.
Surviving are her husband Robert Henry Beale, Dallas;
two sons, Allen Beale, Sudan, and Radford Beale, DeSoto;
two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Tedder, DeSoto, and Miss
Nellie Beale, Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Curtis Williams, Johnny Sloan, Ralph
Bell, Mack Roman, Doil Coley and Meigh Owens.
Oct 26, 1869 - Feb 2, 1965
Friday Rites for Iula Armstrong Jones, 95, who died
earlier in the week in Corpus Christi, were held at
here Friday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Jim Gayle, Calvary
Baptist pastor, conducted the rites.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. J. Kilgore, Corpus
Christi, and a granddaughter.
Mrs. Jones resided in Waco until about a year ago when
she went to Corpus Christi.
Corley handled local arrangements.
Roy L. Sullivan
Aug 10, 1915 - Aug 5, 1965
R. Sullivan Rites Saturday
Graveside rites will be conducted for Roy Sullivan of
Tyler Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at
Sullivan, who was supervisor for Deep Rock Service Stations, died Thursday morning. Funeral services will
be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Lloyd and James Funeral Home in Tyler.
Sullivan is survived by his wife and two daughters, Miss Margaret Sullivan of Tyler and Mrs. Linda Phillips of
Local pallbearers will be Odell Green, George Green, Delbert Dillard, Don Dillard, J. T. Cavender, Bobby
Roberts, Manuel Allison and Tommy Kelly.
Ada Mae (Priddy) Johnston-Whitworth
Mar 30, 1900 - Jun 29, 1965
Mrs. Whitworth Dies Tuesday
Mrs. Q. Whitworth, 65, of 605 East Ninth avenue, died Tuesday morning.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in
She had resided here for many years.
Surviving are her husband, Q. Whitworth, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Steve Straube, Los Angeles, Calif.; a
son, J. F. Johnston, Dallas; two grandchildren, and two brothers, F. B. Priddy, Mabank, and D. H. Priddy, Ennis,
and other relatives.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Williams, pastor of Northside Assembly of God Church.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Jun 29, 1965
- Submitted by
- 1st husband John
Floyd Johnston 2nd husband Quitman Fendell
Whitworth; d/o William Robert Priddy buried in
Chatfield cemetery & Dessie Minnie (Price) Priddy
buried in Old Bethel Cemetery, Phalba, TX
Oct 6, 1876 - Jul 31, 1965
Retired Farmer Rites Tuesday
DAWSON, Aug. 2, (Spl) - Wiley Cleveland, 88, retired
farmer and carpenter, died Saturday in the Park Plaza
Nursing home in Hubbard.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the
First Methodist church here with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Worley of
Robinson, former pastor here, and Rev. Samuel Mohundro,
Surviving are his wife of Dawson, two sons, J. L.
Cleveland, Hubbard, and J. B. Cleveland, Dawson; four
daughters, Mrs. Artie Rivers, Athens; Mrs. Jewel Little,
Dawson; Mrs. Nora Williams, Brownwood, and Mrs. Faye
Townsend, Denver, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, 17
great-grandchildren, two brothers, Grover Cleveland,
Waco, and Lee Cleveland, Dallas, and other relatives.
Eubanks will direct.
Dan Wilton Mitcham
May 24, 1937 - Jul 8, 1965
Dawson Native Victim Montana Traffic Mishap
DAWSON, July 9 (Spl) - Dan Wilton Mitcham, 28,
assistant to the Dean of Men, Northern Montana
College, Harve, Montana, native of Dawson, was
fatally injured in a one-car accident Thursday at
Browning, Montana. The mishap is reported to have
occurred during a wind and rainstorm.
The body is being returned here where funeral
services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the
First Baptist church with burial in the
cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev.
Dan Taylor, pastor, and Rev. W. O. Estes, former
pastor of the local church.
A graduate of Dawson High School and Sam Houston
State Teachers College, Huntsville, Mitcham had been
with Northern Montana for two years.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James
Mitcham, Dawson; a brother, Donald Edwin Mitcham,
Caldwell; grandmother, Mrs. R. E. Spence, Purdon and
Eubanks will direct.
Mar 16, 1880 - Feb 9, 1965
A. R. Parrish Services Held
DAWSON, Feb. 10, (Spl) - Ambrous R. Parrish, 84, died in the Hilliard-Bryan Home in Corsicana
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial
Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor.
A native of Mississippi, he resided in Waco for several years but had spent most of his life
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Etta Elrod and Mrs. Oley McAlister, both of Dallas, and
Mrs. Emily Polley, Irving; two sons, Robert and Nealy Parrish, both of Dawson; 10 grandchildren,
11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, a brother, H. H.
Parrish, Dawson and other relatives.
Eubanks Funeral Home directed.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wed., Feb. 10, 1965
h/o Hassie Mariah (Slater) Parrish married Jul 1, 1902; s/o Henry Peeler Parish & Mary
Margaret Augustus (Gilmer) Parrish
Jan 24, 1912 - Mar 4, 1977
HUBBARD - Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at
the Eubanks Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard
for Alvin Parrish, 65, resident of Dawson,
who died Friday in Dawson. Burial will be at
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Italy
Parrish of Dawson; a son, Royce Glen Parrish
of Lubbock; a daughter, Doris Lambeth of
Dallas; a step son, Toten of Frost, three
step-daughters, Mrs. Nelda Warren of Kerens,
Mrs. Maxine Conger of Corsicana, and Mrs.
Mary Ann Slater of Dawson; four
grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; two
sisters, Mrs. Minnie Cates and Mrs. Letha
Mae Bones, both of Corsicana; three
brothers, Ottie Parrish of Corsicana, Harvey
Parrish of Purdon, and Houston Parrish of
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Sun., Mar. 6, 1977
wife Katherine (Wesson) Parrish-Chrisner
2nd wife Italy Lena (Lewis) Toten-Parrish;
s/o Homer Horace Parrish & Surlina Pearl
Oct 29, 1921 - May 21, 2014
EPHRAM DAVIS, 92, PASSED AWAY INTO THE ARMS OF
GOD ON MARCH 21, 2014 IN ARLINGTON, TX. ERNEST
WAS BORN OCTOBER 29, 1921 IN ENNIS, TEXAS, THE
SON OF MIGRANT FARMERS, SARAH ETTA GUY DAVIS AND
LEWIS EPHRAM DAVIS. ERNEST WAS A MIGRANT FARM
WORKER tTILL HE ENTERED THE US ARMY FROM 1942
UNTIL 1946, ATTAINED THE RANK OF SERGEANT,
FOUGHT IN WORLD WAR II IN THE PHILLIPINES, AS A
SNIPER 96TH INFANTRY DEADEYE DIVISION, AWARDED
TWO BRONZE STARS FOR ACTS OF BRAVERY ON THE
BATTLEFIELD AND ARMY GOOD CONDUCT MEDAL, ASIATIC
PACIFIC CAMPAIGN MEDAL, WORLD WAR II VICTORY
MEDAL, AND AMERICAN CAMPAIGN MEDAL.HE BEGAN
WORKING FOR DALLAS ISD AS HEAD CUSTODIAN AND
WORKED FOR 38 YEARS, RETIRING IN 1984. HE WAS
AWARDED A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP MEDALTO THE PARENT
TEACHERS ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS FOR HIS DEDICATION
TO HIS SCHOOLS, THE FACUTLY, AND SCHOOLCHILDREN.
hE WAS A MEMBER OF BOWLES MEMORIAL BAPTIST
CHURCH IN GRAND PRAIRIE IN1952 SERVING IN ANY
CAPACITY NEEDED. PALLBEARERS; GRANDSONS, KEVIN
D. AND CHAD D. JORDAN, JOHN PATRICK, TIMOTHY
SHAUN, JEREMY DANIEL, AND BRIAN TODD DAVIS, AND
TRAVIS SCOTT WINTER.HONORARY PALLBEARERS,
GRANDDAUGHTERS, LEISL ANN DAVIS GILCHREST AND
HEATHER RENEE WINTER KENNEDY, GRANDDAUGHTER IN
LAW, MICHELLE ANN JORDAN, BEST FRIENDS, DICK
ALEXANDER AND STEVE SMITH. ERNEST WILL BE BURIED
WITH MILITARY HONORS FOR HIS DEDICATION TO OUR
COUNTRY.THE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO SAY A SPECIAL
THANKS TO THE STAFF AT MCA HOSPITAL OF
ARLINGTON, TEXAS, SEVERAL STAFF MEMBERS AND
PATIENTS AT ARBROOK PLAZA NURSING HOME IN
ARLINGTON, TEXAS , AND TO THE STAFF AT BEAN �
MASSEY � BURGE FUNERAL HOME OF GRAND PRAIRIE,
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 11:00am
Southland Memorial Park
1100 SW 3rd St.
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
William Eugene Davis
May 9, 1919 - Mar 16, 2010
Davis,, William Eugene
born 5-9-19 in Ellis County, TX and passed away
3-16-10 in Dallas, TX. Entered 25th Infantry in
1942. Served basic training in Camp Roberts, CA.
Engaged in the Pacific Theater in Guadal Canal,
Phillipines, and other Pacific Islands. Wounded near
Luzon in the Phillipines and recieved the Purple
Heart. Also awarded three Bronze Battle Stars. After
the war he went to work for Continenral Trailways
and later Greyhound for a total of 40 years.
Preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Singleton
Davis in 1993. Survived by son Donald Lee Davis,
grandaughter Amie Buentello and husband Robert and
their daughter Chasity. Also survived by
grandaughter Diana Marie Verdi and husband Tommy,
and their children Melanie and Andrew. Visitation
will be 6-8 PM, Thursday, 3-18-10, at the funeral
home. Services will be 11AM, Friday, 3-19-10 at
Grove Hill Memorial Park.
- The Dallas
Morning News, Friday, March 18, 2010
- Grove Hill
Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX
- h/o Mildred
Ellen (Singleton) Davis; s/o Lewis Ephraim Davis
& Sarah Etta (Guy) Davis
George Dewey Davis
Feb 10, 1911 - Mar 1, 1978
G. D. Davis
TRINIDAD - Services for George Dewey Davis, 67,
of Trinidad are set for 11 a.m. Saturday in
Apostolic Pentecostal Church in Terrell with the
Rev. Norwood E. Hoyt officiating.
Burial will be in Daufman Cemetery under
direction of Barker-Hilliard Funeral Home in
Mr. Davis died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital
after a long illness. He was a native of
Whitney, retired custodian for Hill Country
Junior College and a three-year Trinidad
He was a member of a Pentecostal church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bernice
Elizabeth Davis of Trinidad; two daughters Mrs.
Glenda Howell and Mrs Elizabeth Crocker, both of
Terrell; one sister Mrs. Donna Lee Garner of
Alvarado; two brothers, Homer Davis of Murchison
and Alvis Davis of Elektra; and three
Morning Telegraphy, Tyler, TX - Mar 3, 1978
Cemetery, Kaufman, Kaufman Co., TX
Bernice Elizabeth (Parker) Davis; s/o David
Columbus Davis & Martha Hepziah (Brush)
Sue (Foster) Humbert
Apr 19, 1941 - Sep 2, 2022
Sue Humbert, 81 of Corsicana TX passed away on
September 2nd, 2022. Surrounded by her loved ones at
Methodist Charlton Medical Center.
Visitation will be at 6:00-8:00 on Friday September
9, 2022 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 3:30 Sunday
September 11, 2022 at
Cemetery in Corsicana Texas. Officiating the
graveside service will be Jerry Johnson of Community
Chapel Church. Arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton
Wanda Sue Humbert was born in Dawson TX, to Volney
Edward Foster and Georgia Mary Foster on April 19th,
1941. She went to school in Hubbard Texas.
She married J.B Humbert Jr on June 29, 1962 in
Hillsboro Texas. She was involved in Square Dance
Club and Red Hat Society. Back in her early days
Wanda loved to travel. She enjoyed listening to
gospel music and sharing her love for god. The last
few years she enjoyed her time shopping and talking
to her family and friends.
Wanda Sue Humbert is preceded in death by Volney
Edward Foster and Georgia Mary Foster.
Wanda Sue Humbert is survived by her husband J.B
Humbert Jr of 60 years. Children Rex Carson, Rebecca
Faltys, and Rita Bruton. Siblings Josie Barrow,
Bobbi Jo Sykes, John Foster, and Margret Hawkins.
Grandchildren Ashley Faltys, Sara Carson, Arik
Faltys, Matthew Bruton, Hailey Carson and Kendall
Bruton; as well as many great grandchildren.
Honorary Pallbearers Randy Barrow, Jerry Sykes, Arik
Faltys, Matthew Bruton, Scott Faltys and Danny
(Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home)
- d/o Volney
Edward Foster & Mary (Nowlin) Foster
Herman Emory Rhoads
May 22, 1918 - Nov 9, 1999
Herman Emory Rhoads,
81, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999, at
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton
Chapel, with Dr. James Finley, pastor of First United
Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will follow at
Mr. Rhoads was born May 22, 1918 in Kosse. He had lived
in Corsicana for 73 years. He was a member of First
United Methodist Church.
Mr. Rhoads is survived by his wife of 54 years, Bonnie
Frost Rhoads of Corsicana; children, Joyce Gaines of
Richardson and Johnny and Janice Dixon of Frisco;
grandchildren, Michael and Kristen Dixon of Frisco and
Cheryl and Bailey Deeds of Germany; great-grandchildren,
Caleb Dixon of Frisco and Nicholas and Kayla Deeds of
Mar 14, 1911 - Nov 5, 1989
FORT WORTH - Gladys Houston, a realtor, died Sunday at a
Fort Worth hospital. She was 78.
Graveside service will be at noon Friday in Mount Olivet
Cemetery. Lucas Funeral Home on Sylvania is in charge of
Mrs. Houston was born in Emhouse, Navarro County, and
lived in Fort Worth for more than 30 years.
She was a member and past Noble Grand of the Loyalty
Rebekah Lodge N'ba 166 and was active with the senior
Survivors: Daughter, Ann Houston Luke of Arlington; and
- Fort Worth Star
Telegram, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, TX
- w/o Hollis Lee
Austin, Erwin Bernard Burkhalter, Thomas Lee
Houston; d/o William Boyd Smotherman & Edith Rebecca
Feb 17, 1926 - Dec 10, 2007
services for Ellen P. Ellett, 81, of Tyler, are
scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at
Cathedral in the Pines with Rev. Marty Dunbar
officiating. Burial is under the direction of Lloyd
James Funeral Home. She passed away Monday, Dec. 10,
2007, at the Hospice of East Texas with her children
by her side.
Mrs. Ellett was born to the late Russell Albritton
Purifoy and Nora Boyd Purifoy on Feb. 17, 1926, in
Corsicana. She was a homemaker, a member of the
Noonday Baptist Church, a member and past president
of Green Acres Garden Club, DAR, and the East Texas
Quilters Guild. She has lived in Tyler for 47 years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James N.
"Sonny" Ellett; a brother, Russell Purifoy Jr.; a
sister, Helen Purifoy; and a grandson, Wayne
She is survived by her son, James N. Ellett Jr. of
Mountain View, Calif.; daughters, Sue Green of
Tyler, and Claire Leifer and husband Leonard of
Tyler; grandchildren, Ty Green and wife Jordan of
Shreveport, La., Lori Leifer of Shreveport, La.,
Cody Leifer of Tyler, Libby Leifer Ferguson and
husband Michael of Fayetteville, Ark.; sister,
Jeanette Skelton of Calendar Lake; numerous nieces
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the
American Cancer Society, 1301 S. Broadway, Tyler,
75701; Alzheimer's Alliance of Northeast Texas Inc.,
211 Winchester, Tyler, 75703, or Hospice of East
Texas, 4111 University Blvd, Tyler, 75701.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home..
- Published in
Tyler Morning Telegraph on Dec. 12, 2007
- Cathedral in the
Pines Cemetery, Tyler, Smith Co., TX
- w/o James Newton
Ellett; d/o Russell Albritton Purifoy & Nora Etta
Elieum Henry Doss
Dec 27, 1937 - Jan 10, 2023
Elieum Henry Doss passed away on January 10, 2023 in
Sulphur Spring, Texas. He was born on December 27,
1937 to Melvin Doss and Sheila (Byrd) Daniel in
Corsicana, Texas. Graveside services will be on
Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Oaklawn
Memorial Park in Athens.
- s/o Sheila
(Byrd) Doss-Daniel (1918 - 1999) Hamilton Beeman Cem
Nov 12, 1920 - May 20, 1994
Drain, 73, of Corsicana, died May 20, 1994, at her
residence. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday
Black Hills Cemetery, with Rev. Paul Ficzeri
officiating. Services are under the direction of
Griffen-Roughton Funeral Home. Survivors include one
son, Joe Drain of League City; two daughters,
Georgeann Meyer of Cedar Creek Lake and Amber Drain
of Corsicana; three brothers, Aubrey Drain, of
Navarro Mills, R. M. Drain of Corsicana, and Calvin
Drain of Emhouse; four grandchildren and nieces and
nephews. Pallbearers will be members of the Navarro
County Sheriff's Department.
Robert Clay Harwell,
Jul 3, 1914 - Jun 21, 1992
Robert C. Harwell Sr.
- FORT WORTH - Robert Clay Harwell Sr., a retired bell
Helicopter Employee, died Sunday at a Fort Worth
hospital. He was 77.
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at West Berry Church
of Christ, where he was a member. Burial will be in
Laurel Land Memorial Park in Fort Worth. Shannon TCU
Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Harwell was born in Columbia, Tenn, and lived in
Forth Worth since 1947.
Survivors: Wife of 55 years, Maggie King Harwell of Fort
Worth; son, Robert C. Harwell, Jr. of Fort Worth;
brother, James D. Harwell of Odessa; and three
Aug 31, 1917 - Aug 1, 2019
Beatrice Horn of Sweeny, Texas peacefully went home
to the Lord surrounded by family on August 1, 2019,
at the age of 101.
Daisy was born in Corsicana, Texas on August 31,
1917, and grew up in Navarro County where she met
and married her husband in 1937. They eventually
settled in Sweeny, Texas in 1943, where they raised
Daisy, affectionately called �Memaw� by so many,
worked as Church Secretary at First Baptist Church
Sweeny for 11 years, and went on to retire from
Texas New Mexico Power in 1982. Daisy faithfully
served her community for over 30 years as a Pink
Lady Volunteer at Sweeny Community Hospital, and
served the Lord for 65 years as a devoted Sunday
School teacher and choir member at FBC Sweeny. Memaw
enjoyed traveling, especially to the Holy Land,
working crossword puzzles, mowing and working in her
yard until the age of 90, being surrounded by her
family and friends, and her nightly bowl of Blue
Bell ice cream.
Daisy is preceded in death by husband, James Elliot
�Bully� Horn; parents, Isom and Mary Tomlin;
siblings, Curtis �Buddy� Tomlin, Bessie Whitten, Ray
Tomlin, Hugh Tomlin, Jack Tomlin, Lois Stroder,
Minnie Saunders, Berniece Horn and their respective
spouses, as well as numerous beloved family members
She is survived by daughters, Brenda Biron and
husband, Yale, of Canyon Lake, Texas, and Terri
Drake and husband, Mark, of Canyon Lake, Texas;
grandchildren, Greg Drake and wife, Lori, of Austin,
Texas, Michael Biron of Canyon Lake, Texas, Stefanie
van de Bruinhorst and husband, Michael, of Fulshear,
Texas, and numerous beloved nieces, nephews,
great-nieces and great-nephews. She is also survived
by great-grandchildren, Colton, Drake, Hayden, Ava
and Everleigh; and by her best friend of over 65
years, Ernelle Orr.
Funeral services will be held at First Baptist
Church of Sweeny on Monday, August 5, 2019, at 11:00
a.m. with viewing beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment
will follow at Sweeny Cemetery in Sweeny, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to First
Baptist Church of Sweeny - Missions. The family
would like to extend our deep appreciation to the
loving staff of Gruene Senior Living, and our
sincere thanks to those who cared for her at
Resolute Hospital in New Braunfels, Texas.
Baker Funeral Homeds
- Sweeny Cemetery,
Sweeny, Brazoria Co., TX
James Elliott Horn; d/o Isham David Tomlin &
Mary Tennie (Duncan) Tomlin
May 15, 1915 - Nov 5, 2004
Mr. Altus Manuel Horn, 89, of Hubbard died Friday,
November 5, 2004, at a Hillsboro hospital. Funeral
services were held at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 7, 2004,
at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard. Burial was at
Cottonwood Cemetery between Hubbard and Penelope.
Dan Lee Hopwood, Sr.
Apr 13, 1925 - May 1, 1985
Funeral services for
Dan Lee Hopwood, 60 of Athens were held 2 p.m. Saturday
May 4 at the Foster & Brown Funeral Home with the Rev.
C.O. Jackson Jr. officiating. Burial was in the Athens
Mr. Hopwood died May 1 at an Athens hospital after a
He was born April 13, 1925 in Texas and had been an
Athens resident the past 20 years, formerly residing in
He owned and operated the Hopwood Air Conditioning and
He was a baptist and a member of the Veterans Of Foreign
Survivors include his wife, Pat, his mother Alice of
Athens, three sons Dan Lee Hopwood Jr. of Cincinnati,
Ohio, Nelson and Doug Both of Mysville Ky, two stepsons
Jerry McCarty of Athens and Thomas Kendall of Athens,
two brothers David of Corpus Christi, and Skeeter of
Dallas, five sisters Margaret Odom and Dorothy Loper
both of Athens and Nancy Garrett, Janille Griffin and
Mattie Dell Jones all of Corsicana and six
Pallbearers were Kemper Gleason, J. C. Lindley, Bob
Hawkins, Jay Gregg, Delbert Lewis, Larry Fletcher and
James Teddy Horn
May 30, 1925 - Mar 30, 2012
T. Horn ,86, passed away March 30, 2012 in Moore,
OK. He was born May 30, 1925 to Sallie Motley Horn
and E.M. Horn in Hubbard, TX.
A WWII veteran, James loved to spend time with his
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Billie Jo
Horn; sons James Michael Horn and wife Glenda, Mark
Randall Horn and wife Teresa; daughter Rhonda G.
Atkins and husband William; 10 grandchildren; 11
James is preceded in death by his mother and father,
sister Pauline; brothers Mason, Manual and James C.
Oct 13, 1874 - Feb 3, 1963
Alice Moore Dies In Austin
Alice Moore died in Austin Sunday.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Feb 4, 1963
- Submitted by
- Obit says buried
in Oakwood, death certificate says buried in
Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Tx. d/o Julius Alfred
Scales and Sara Eliza (Caldwell) Scales 1st husband
James Hayden Finch buried in Oakwood cemetery 2nd
husband unknown Moore
Carroll Buckner Ard
Feb. 3, 1911 - Feb. 4, 1963
Carroll B. Ard Rites Tuesday
Carroll B. Ard, 52, died in Houston Sunday.
Graveside services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at
Cemetery here with McCammon in charge.
Surviving are his father, W. E. Ard, and five
sisters, Mrs. Arthur Byargon, Mrs. T. S. Wood, Mrs.
J. W. Carter, Mrs. Nell Knapp and Mrs. Jack Grigsby,
all of Houston, and other relatives.
Oct 27, 1886 - Mar 9, 1963
War Veteran Buried Sunday
R. T. Stephenson, 76, retired oil well driller,
veteran of World War I, died in the VA Hospital at
Lisbon (Dallas) Saturday. He resided at the
Duncanville Road in Dallas and formerly lived at
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at
Cemetery here. Rev. R. Pat Smith conducted the
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. J. R. Bowden and
Mrs. J. S. Parker, both of Rice; Mrs. Vera McGinnis,
Lubbodk, and Mrs. Ida Banks, Savoy, and other
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Mar 11, 1963
- h/o Faye
E. (Maggard) Tinkle-Stephenson; s/o John
Cunningham Stephenson & Tymoxsena (Dyer)
Stephenson buried in Bazette cemetery
Apr 15, 1908 - Jul 4, 1975
H. J. Stephenson
Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at
the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for H. J. Stephenson,
68, who died Saturday at 11:15 p.m. at his residence
after a short illness.
Rev. Harold Lansford officiated and burial was in
He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was
a retired relay operator for Mobil Pipeline. He had
worked with Magnolia for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. H. J. Stephenson of
Corsicana; three daughters, Geraldine Owen of
Corsicana, Mrs. Brooks Wheeler of Farmers Branch,
and Mrs. Allen Green of Carrollton; four
grandchildren, five brothers, Merle Stephenson of
Atwood, Okla., Olen Stephenson of Wewoka, Okla.,
Haskell Stephenson, of Levelland and Wayne and
Herbert Stephenson of Ada, Okla.; three sisters,
Mrs. Mildred King of Stillwater, Okla., Mrs. Joyce
Davis of Holdenville, Okla., and Mrs. Allene Bowers
of Norman, Okla.
Alvie Floyd Shelton
Mar 6, 1897 - Apr 26, 1963
Alvie Shelton Rites Sunday
Funeral services for Alvie Shelton, 66, of 24-!
Northwest Apartments, who died in Memorial Hospital
Friday, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the
The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. E. Davis.
Burial will be in
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Orville
Shelton, Farmers Branch; a daughter, Mrs. James L.
Carroll, Palestine; four grandchildren, two
brothers, John Shelton, Oklahoma, and Joe Shelton,
Murchison, and a sister, Mrs. John Alvis, Arizona.
Pallbearers will be L. C. Clark, T. O. Hand, Lloyd
Baldwin, L. L. Sloan, J. D. Wright and Arlie Pillow.
Mary Belle "Mabel"
Dec 14, 1906 � Mar 11, 1979
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley
Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Belle (Mable)
Shelton, 72, resident of Palestine and formerly of
Corsicana, who died Sunday in Palestine. The Revs.
W. E. Shifflet and Hershel Bearden officiated.
Burial followed in
She was born Dec. 14, 1906 in East Texas. She was
the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Barton.
She had lived in Palestine since 1967. Her husband,
Floyd, preceded her in death in 1963.
Survivors include a son, a daughter, five
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, four
brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers were J. D. Wright, Victor Lane, Dale
Sparks, Cecil West, A. W. Pearson and J. L. Parkman.
The Corsicana Semi- Weekly
Light, Thurs., Mar 22, 1979
w/o Alvie Floyd Shelton;
d/o Thomas Green Barton & Mary
Ida (Lewis) McGlaun-Barton
Mar 16, 1879 - Apr 26, 1963
Henry Clements Rites Monday
Funeral services for Henry Clements, 84, retired
Magnolia employe, who died at Paulyne's Convalescent
Home Friday afternoon were held Monday at 10 a.m.
from the Griffin Chapel.
The rites were conducted by rev. Floyd A. Boulware,
pastor of the First Methodist church of which he was
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Bradford,
Lawton, Okla.; a niece and five nephews.
Pallbearers were Fred Kessinger, Jr.; Paul Robinson,
G. A. Gilmore, Quinton Gathright, Ish Erwin, W. L.
Lynch and Hoyt Moore.
Mary Louise (Pugh)
Feb 20, 1903 - Dec 25, 1977
Services are to be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley
Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Louise Pugh Clements, 74,
who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Officiating
will be Rev. Eugene Wood, and burial will be in
She was a retired tax assessor-collector for Navarro
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Robert Jackson of
Blooming Grove; a son, John C. Clements of Kilgore;
four grandchildren; a brother, Billy R. Pugh of
Houston; and a sister, Mrs. Anna Novak of Dallas.
Nephews were pallbearers for Mrs. Louise Pugh
Clements services held at 11 a.m. today at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was at
Durward Dee Stegall
Aug 21, 1914 - Jun 30, 2009
for Durward Dee Stegall, 94, of Canton, TX, are
scheduled for 11:00 AM Tuesday July 7, 2009 at
Eubank Chapel with Rev. Randy Crudgington
officiating, under the direction of Eubank Funeral
Burial will be in Haven of Memories, Canton, TX.
He passed away June 30, 2009 in Grand Saline, TX.
Mr. Stegall was born August 21, 1914 in Canton, TX,
to Ollie Lee and Myrtle Brandley Stegall.
He was a Baptist by faith and attended Oak Grove
Baptist Church in Canton. He was Past Master of
Patterson Masonic Lodge #1177. He received his 32nd
degree Scottish Rite Order in San Antonio, Tx.
Lodge. He enjoyed out door Barbeque's, working in
his great garden and he liked to work with his hands
building and fixing things. He was a WWII Veteran in
the U.S. Air Force also served in the Korean
Conflict retiring after 30 years in the military.
Durward was preceded in death by his parents, his
first Wife, Arva Lois Stegall, 2 sisters, Kathleen &
Imogene & 4 brothers, Garner, Brandley, Billy &
Eubank Funeral Home, Canton, TX
Billy Ray Stegall
Jan 6, 1927 - Jan 20, 2007
Ray Stegall, 80, of 1055 Kimball Road in Luray, died
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, in Luray.
Mr. Stegall was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Mabank, Texas,
and was a son of the late Ollie Lee Stegall and
Myrtle Bradley Stegall.
He attended Navarro College in Texas and was a chief
warrant officer for the U.S. Army for 30 years. He
was a veteran of the Korean War and was a member of
the Retired Officers Association and the American
On June 17, 1960, he married Mary Katherine Shenk,
He is also survived by a daughter, Judy Spain of
Corsicana, Texas; two stepsons, Walter Berry and
Allen Berry, both of Hopewell; a brother, Derwood
Stegall of Texas; a sister, Regina Fullerton of
Corsicana, Texas; 10 grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
At Mr. Stegall's request, there will be no services.
Burial will be at Beahm's Chapel Cemetery.
James Richard Steele
Jan 24, 1927 - Aug 30, 2020
Richard Steele, 93, of Mount Calm, passed away
Sunday, August 30, 2020, at his home.
Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday,
September 3rd, at Mount Calm Old Town Cemetery with
Pastor Butch Boatright, officiating. The family will
receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, September 2
at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
James was born on January 24, 1927, in Corsicana to
Travis and Ruby (Fletcher) Steele. He was raised in
the Corsicana area but had also lived in Arkansas
and several other cities and towns around Texas.
James was a longtime employee of Texas Power & Light
working as a lineman and crew foreman before
finishing his career in the Service and Distribution
Division. He had lived in Mount Calm since 1992 and
attended First Baptist Church of Mount Calm.
James was a veteran of WWII having served as a Tech
Sergeant in the 188th Parachute Infantry Regiment
which was part of the 11th Airborne Division serving
in the Pacific Theater.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife,
Dorothy Steele in 1988, and daughter-in-law, Darlene
Steele in 2019.
James is survived by a son, Curtis Steele of Mount
Calm; daughter, Gwendolyn White of Boise, Idaho;
five grandchildren, Curtis �Bubba� Steele and wife,
Candy of Mount Calm, James �Pooh� Steele and wife,
Nikki of Mount Calm, Kimberly Beach and fiance',
Frank Nesbitt of Boise, Idaho, Corby Chatham and
wife, Jill of Frisco and Everett Chatham and wife,
Brandi of Pearland; 17 great-grandchildren, Mac
Grant, Lake Grant, Timber Steele, Dylan Mack,
Charlee Mack, Avery Steele, and Harper Steele, all
of Mount Calm, Michael Garloch and wife, Shelby of
Boise, Idaho, Morgan Hernandez and husband, Victor
of Oak Harbor, Washington, Victoria Beach, and
Ashley Beach, both of Boise, Idaho, Ford Chatham,
Sam Chatham, and Cora Chatham, all of Frisco, Cole
Chatham, Bailey Chatham, and John Ross, all of
Pearland; one great-great-grandchild, Nathaniel
Hernandez of Oak Harbor, Washington, and several
other extended family members.
The family would like to extend a special thank you
to James� former wife, Marie Steele, for taking care
of him in his final days.
Pallbearers will be Bubba Steele, Pooh Steele, Corby
Chatham, Everett Chatham, Brandon Childre, and Cole
Donald Edward Staggs
Mar 12, 1928 - Jul 2, 1976
SWEENY - Services were held for Donald Edward Staggs,
48, of Sweeny Sunday at Old Ocean Baptist Church with the Rev. Robby Good officiating.
Staggs, a Phillips employee and 20-year resident of Sweeny was buried at
Beatrice (O'Pry) Fields
Nov 4, 1906 - Jan 11, 1972
Mrs. Beatrice Fields, 65, 2220 W. 7th Ave., died Tuesday
in Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Rule, Haskell
County, and a Corsicana resident for a number of years.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the
Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles W. Pringle
officiating, burial will be in
She is survived by her husband, Roy Fields; one son,
Leroy Fields of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Floyd
(Mary) Kirk of Corsicana; five grandchildren; one
brother, Gordon Opry of Knox City, Texas; three sisters,
Mrs. Clara Herring and Mrs. Anna Laura Armstrong, both
of Port Arthur; and Mrs. Gladys Lewis of Galveston; and
several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Robert Anderson, Lee Brown, Floyd
Kirk Jr., Charlie Kirk Jr., Jimmie Lorimer and W. L.
Aug 17, 1905 - Aug 22, 1974
Funeral services are slated at 10:30 Saturday from the
Griffin Funeral Chapel for Roy Fields who died Thursday
afternoon in Memorial Hospital.
Burial will be in the
Cemetery. Other arrangements are pending at
He is survived by one son, LeRoy Fields of Corsicana,
and one daughter, Mrs. Mary John Kirk of Venezuela; five
grandchildren, three brothers, and one sister.
Funeral services for Roy Fields, 69, construction worker
who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital, were held
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home
Chapel. The Rev. Charles Pringle officiated. Burial was
A resident of 1101 N. 22nd St., he was a native of
Pallbearers were Leo Brown, Jimmy Lorimer, Robert
Anderson, Zack Barton, Wayne Vanderslice and John
Surviving are one son, one daughter, five grandchildren,
a sister and three brothers.
Minnie May (Ross)
Jan 27, 1891 - Jul 4, 1963
Mrs. J. A. Keith Rites Saturday
Mrs. J. A. Keith, 72, native of Corbet, resident of
Pursley, died Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel
Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb,
minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband of Pursley; four sons, L.
H. Keith, Dallas; G. R. Keith, Purdon; Tommy Joe
Owen and Bobby James Owen, both of Dallas; six
grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers,
Dick Ross, Longview, and Bill Ross, Corsicana; three
sisters, Mrs. R. F. Stone, Corsicana; Mrs. J. B.
Butler, Black Hills, and Mrs. T. J. Bell, Sulphur,
Pallbearers will be Billy Howard Owen, Donald Ross
Butler, Garvin Stone, Carl Bell, Donald Hardin, Evan
Stewart, Charles Copeland and Billy Ross.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Fri., Jul 5, 1963
- Submitted by
Joe Owen born 1932 and Bobby James Owen born 1938,
are sons of Thomas Jefferson Owen and Lillian Rose
(Ross) Owen- Lillian is Minnie's sister who died in
1940); w/o James Allen Keith married May 10, 1908
d/o James Hosea Ross & Margaret Alice (Weaver) Ross
James Allen Keith
Aug 5, 1887 - Sep 17, 1970
Keith Rites Set Saturday
Funeral services for J. A. Keith will be held
Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel, with
Claude B. Holcomb officiating. Interment will be in
Keith, 83, had resided in Purdon for 47 years. He
was a native of Franklin and a retired farmer. He
died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include two sons, L. H. Keith of Dallas
and Guy R. Keith of Corsicana; two foster sons,
Tommy Joe Owen of Fort Worth and Bobby Owen of
Wilmer, five grandchildren; five
great-grandchildren; and one brother, R. L. Keith of
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Fri., Sep 18, 1970
- Submitted by
Minnie May (Ross) Keith married May 10, 1908;
s/o Lemuel Keith & Sarah Catherine (Walton)
Keith buried in Richland Cemetery, Richland,
Navarro Co., TX
Dewey Andrew Gordon
Aug 30, 1909 - Feb 7, 1975
D. A. Gordon
FORT WORTH-Funeral services will be held at 1:30
p.m. Sunday at the Shannon Funeral Home in Fort
Worth for Dewey Andrew Gordon, retired mechanic of
General Dynamics who died Saturday.
Graveside services will be held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday
Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana under the
direction of Corley's Funeral Home.
Survivors include his widow, Lois, and one son, Glen
Easley, both of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Bill
Vance of Bedford; one brother, Roy Allen Gordon of
Corsicana; eight sisters, Mrs. Jack Smith, Mrs.
Carroll Merrill, Mrs. J. F. McCollum, Mrs. Don
Wilton, and Mrs. Teyra Gerzema, all of Corsicana and
Mrs. Hazel Hawker, Mrs. R. M. Kennemore, and Mrs.
Bay Burch, all of Fort Worth; and six grandchildren.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Sun., Feb. 9, 1975
wife Velma Eunice (Jergins) Mariman-Gordon
married Mar. 5, 1931 2nd wife Anna Lois
(Harris) Easley-Gordon married May 28, 1964
s/o Samuel Oscar Gordon and May Sue (Hanson)
Nov 9, 1908 - Dec 12, 1965
Hold Services Snead Hamilton
Funeral services for Snead Hamilton, 57, who died of
a heart attack at Eureka Sunday night, were held
Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with
burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood,
minister of Westminister Presbyterian church.
Native of Palmer, Hamilton was reared here and was
active in business and other circles of the area. He
was a partner in the Norris-Hamilton Motors and
Norris-Hamilton Finance Co. and a director of the
State National Bank.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter,
Mrs. Billie June Nuesse, Venezuela, S. A.; two
grandchildren, a brother, Ommer Dean Hamilton, and a
sister, Mrs. C. F. Campbell, both of Beaumont, and a
number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Erwin McGraw, Vic Howell, Ed Aston,
J. W. McCammon, Silas G. Fry, Duren Norris, Chester
Sprinkle, and J. F. Scott. Honorary pallbearers were
directors of the State National Bank.
May 13, 1909 - Aug 23, 1965
Floyd Nichols Expires Monday
Floyd Nichols, employe of the Western Gillette
Freight Lines, Route 1, Frisco, native of
Mississippi, died in Dallas Monday morning.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Nichols,
Frisco; two brothers, Wyley Nichols, Austin, and
Neal Nichols, Lovington, N. M.; six sisters, Mrs.
Amy Little, Mrs. Lennie Williams and Mrs. Mary Rash,
all of Corsicana; Mrs. Vera Jarvis, Houston; Mrs.
Bea Bowles, Rochester, N. Y., and Mrs. Maggie
Foster, Bay City, Mich.; seven children, Mrs. Jo Ann
Hawkins, Dallas; Gary Floyd, Wanda, Peggy, Thomas
Earl, Vernon Paul and Kathy Nichols all of Frisco;
two grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services were incomplete at press time at
Griffin Funeral Home, but burial will be in
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Mon., Aug 28, 1965
h/o Elizabeth Jane (Selman) Nichols
married Mar 10, 1941; s/o John
Thomas Nichols & Nannie Bell (Easterling)
May 1, 1906 - Jul 28, 1965
Hold Services Mrs. Ramsey
Graveside rites for Mrs. Clifford Ramsey 59, of
Aspermont, who died Wednesday in a Haskell hospital,
were held Friday at 3 p.m. at Hamilton cemetery. The
services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt,
pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.
An earlier service was held at the Bell-Seale Chapel
in Snyder Thursday.
Mrs. Ramsey resided in Corsicana from 1925 to 1931.
Surviving are her husband of Aspermont, a son,
Clifford Ramsey, Jr., Alice; two grandchildren; six
sisters, Mrs. Jim Murphy and Mrs. Addie Bullar, both
of Corsicana; Mrs. Eula Clifton and Mrs. S. J.
Carney, both of Mt. Enterprise; Mrs. Ethel Griffin,
Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Edna Phillips, Houston.
Corley directed local arrangements.
Nov 18, 1935 - Jun 3, 2018
Stephyn Ramsey, 82 of
Axtell, passed away June
3, 2018, in Ft. Worth,
Funeral Service: 10:00
AM Friday, June 8. 2018
at Lake Shore Funeral
Home. Interment will
Hamilton Beeman cemetery
Visitation: 9:00 AM Friday, June 8, 2018,
prior to the service.
Mervyn Stephyn Ramsey was born on November 18th, 1935 to Mervyn Lee and Edna Pauline Menasco
Ramsey in Nacogdoches, Texas. As the eldest of four children, Stephyn grew up in Austin with
his brother Paul, and sisters Lois and Ruth. Steve attended McCallum High School, and
graduated in 1956. He married Winola June Ramsey on December 21st, 1959.
The young couple lived in Austin, where they welcomed their first two sons, Stephyn Wayne and
Kenneth Mark. Steve and June continued their tradition of calling them by their middle
names. The family moved to Duncanville in the early 1960's, but returned to Austin where
their son John Scott was born. He had the only distinction of going by both names.
As young boys, Steve's sons reveled in riding bicycles that their
father had custom-built for them. He taught his boys his skills, and they all enjoyed riding
unique creations of their own making. His creative skills moved to woodworking, and his
family appreciated many of his creations. Most of Steve's grandchildren and great-grandchildren
slept in a baby crib lovingly built by their grandfather.
Steve continued his family legacy of service to his state and country. He proudly
shared the history of his grandfather, Homer Ramsey, who was one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough
Riders, and Mervyn Lee Ramsey, who served as a
Representative for Panola County in the Texas Legislature from 1942 to 1945. Mervyn's photograph, along with Steve's, and his
siblings' still hangs in the Texas Capitol today.
Steve's service to his country began in Fort Polk, Louisiana, where he served as a Military
Police Officer in the 49th Armored division of the United States Army. The Berlin Crisis
occurred during Steve's service at Fort Polk.
After his tour of duty, he joined the Army Reserves of the Texas National Guard. He
served his country and his beloved Texas from Camp Mabry in Austin, as both a Chief Warrant
Officer of the army, and a civilian working for the National Guard Technician Program.
Steve retired from his civilian post in 1992, and his Warrant Officer duties in 1995.
In 1990, Steve began his life with his second wife, Frances. Along with Frances, he gained
two step-children, Cindy Cantu, and Chris Dunlap and four grandchildren. Upon his retirement
Steve and Frances moved to their home in Axtell, Texas.
Retirement brought Steve the opportunity to enjoy his hobbies. Steve enjoyed building
furniture and decorative items for his home and loved ones. He and Frances hosted many
domino and card games with friends and family at their home. His little dogs kept him
very busy, and enjoyed being spoiled by his home-cooked chicken.
Steve was preceded in death by his parents, sister Lois, and son Wayne. He is survived by
his wife Frances, Brother Paul Ramsey, sister Ruth Thompson, sons Mark and John
Ramsey, daughters-in law Pam, Brenda and Michelle Ramsey, stepdaughter
Cindy Cantu, stepson Chris Dunlap and grandchildren Linda McCreight, Aaron Ramsey,
Sarah Montoya, Anna Rattan, Christina Watkins, Brittany Mohrman, Megan, Trae,
and Brooke Ramsey, Contessa Cerda, Melinda Monfort, Amber Dunlap, and Chris Dunlap, Jr.,
and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is dearly loved by all.
Sep 13, 1889 - Nov 18, 1965
Services For O. D. Ronning Held Saturday
Graveside services for O. D. Ronning, 75, retired
machinist, who died in Beaumont Thursday, will be
Saturday at 4 p.m. The rites will be conducted by
Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist
church. An earlier service was held in Beaumont.
Ronning, a former employe of the Oil City Iron Works, had been residing in Beaumont about 15 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Kate Ronning, Beaumont; four sons, Garland, Richard and Birtis Ronning, all
of Beaumont, and O. D. Ronning, Jr., Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Beale, Corsicana; Mrs. C. M.
Mazzare, Hugo, Okla.; and Mrs. Z. A. Ratliff, Silsby, Okla.; a brother, J. O. Ronning, Hubbard; a sister,
Mrs. Martha Peterson, Chicago, and other relatives.
Amerilas (Bowers) Ronning
Jun 20, 1893 - Dec 2, 1972
Graveside services were to be held at 3 p.m. Monday
in Corsicana for Mrs. Kate Ronning, resident of
Beaumont and former resident of Corsicana, who died
Saturday in a Beaumont Hospital. She was the wife of
the late Ole Ronning.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in
She is survived by seven children including a
daughter, Mrs. Curtis Beale and a nephew, J. A.
Blackman, both of Corsicana.
Sep 18, 1887 - Jun 13, 1965
Leyendecker Services Held Here Monday
John T. Leyendecker, 77, retired farmer, 1118 West
Eleventh avenue, died in Memorial hospital Sunday
Funeral services were held from the Griffin Chapel
Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer S. Cox,
pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of
which he was a member, assisted by Rev. M. M. Loftis,
pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons,
John T. and Earl William Leyendecker, both of
Corsicana, and Lewis Edwin Leyendecker, Vidor; five
daughters, Mrs. Olivia Mills, Phoenix, Ariz.; Mrs.
Ola May Sykes, Corsicana; Mrs. Anna Lou Kemp,
Oklahoma City; Mrs. Myrtle Fay Clemons, Pursley, and
Mrs. Ella Marie Maxwell, Corpus Christi; 22
grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two
brothers, Willie Leyendecker, Thrall and Jessie
Leyendecker, Austin, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Virgil Tidwell, Hobert Marshall,
Bryan McDonald, Whitt Stewart, Calvin Ganze and
Mae (Bouchillon) Leyendecker
Sep 26, 1894 - Jan 13, 1971
Leyendecker Rites Friday
Mrs. Annis Mae Leyendecker, 76, died Wednesday in
the Evergreen Nursing Home. She was a native of
Chatfield and had been a resident of Corsicana 12
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from
the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by
the Revs. J. L. Glaze and Mickey Loftis. Interment
will be in
Survivors include three sons; John Leyendecker of
Corsicana, Lewis Leyendecker of Starks, La., and
Earl Leyendecker of Selby, Texas; five daughters,
Mrs. Bill Mills of Phoenix, Arizona, Mrs. J. D.
Sykes of Corsicana, Mrs. W. O. Kemp of Oklahoma
City, Okla., Mrs. Wendell Clemons of Pursley, and
Mrs. R. B. Maxwell of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren
and nine great-grandchildren; three brothers and two
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wed., Jan
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. at
Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Annie May Leyendecker,
76, who died Wednesday. Officiating were the Rev. J.
L. Glaze and the Rev. Mickey Loftis. Burial was in
Pallbearers were Hudine Sykes, Hoyt Priddy, Maurice
Mahoney, Sam Moore, Joe Hill and Dennis E.
Surviving are three sons, five daughters, 22 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, three brothers and two sisters.
Oct 29, 1929 - Oct 29, 1988
The patrol said
Emmett W. McAfee, 59, of Siloam Springs, Ark., was
killed early Saturday when he was pinned under his van
about nine miles west of Watts on a county road in Adair
The patrol said McAfee apparently was standing beside
the van with the driver's door open when the van began
rolling. Troopers said McAfee apparently reached inside
to grab the wheel, the van turned up an embankment and
over-turned onto him.
Melba Jean (Stutts)
Aug 20, 1928 - Oct 6, 2022
services for Melba Fuller-Loving, 94, of
Lindale, are scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Sunday,
October 9, 2022, at Hannigan Smith Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at Kerens Cemetery under
the direction of Hannigan Smith Funeral Home of
Mrs. Fuller-Loving passed away on October 6,
2022, in Tyler.
Melba Jean (Stutts) Fuller-Loving was born
August 20, 1928, in Kerens, the daughter of
Thomas Allen Stutts and Nettie (Autry) Stutts.
She was a life-long member of the Assemblies of
God denomination and a devoted homemaker. Melba
enjoyed cooking and reading and loved to garden
flowers and vegetables. Most important to her
was spending time with her children,
grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She will
be missed by all those that knew and loved her.
She was preceded in death by her parents,
husband James Fuller, son James Allen Fuller,
and numerous brothers and sisters.
Survivors include husband, George Loving of
Lindale; children, Mike Fuller and wife Betty of
Chandler, Tom Fuller of Arp, Doug Fuller of
Palestine, Pat Fuller and wife Mary Jane of
Brownsboro, Susan Fuller-Banks of Tyler;
siblings, Travis Stutts of Corsicana, Delbert
Stutts of Athens, Ann Gilbert of Cloudcroft, New
Mexico, Judy Hughs of Dallas; along with
numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, October 9,
2022, from 2-3:00 p.m., at Hannigan Smith
Funeral Home prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Fuller, Patrick
Fuller, Ryan Brown, Curt Fuller, John Fuller and
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the
Hannigan Smith Funeral Home family.
- w/o James H.
Fuller; d/o Thomas Allen Stutts & Nettie (Autry)
Cemetery, Kerens Navarro Co., TX