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James Lee Watt
Feb 11, 1925 - Feb 4, 1975

James L. Watt

KERENS�Services will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Church of Christ in Kerens for James Lee Watt, 49, who died in Austin Tuesday, where he had lived for about four years.

Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens is in charge of service arrangements.

He was a member of the Church of Christ and worked for the Social Security Dept. in Austin. He was a native of Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Watt of Austin; two children, Marie Frances Watt and Mike Watt of Austin; one brother, Don Watt of Athens; and one sister, Mrs. Novella Crisp of Victoria.

Friends will be pallbearers.


Oscar Blair "O. B." Watt
Apr 11, 1932 - Jul 9, 2011

Services for Oscar Blair "O.B." Watt, 79, Athens, are scheduled for 10:00 A M Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at Carroll-Lehr Funeral Chapel with Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating.

Burial will follow in Bazette Cemetery, Kerens.

"O.B." died July 9, 2011 in Athens. He was born April 11, 1932 in Kerens to George Curtis and Mattie Lena Upchurch Watt. "O B." moved to Athens in 1946 and graduated from Athens High School in 1950. He was a member of the Church of Christ and the Athens VFW Post # 7103. Mr. Watt served in the United States Navy during the Korean War and soon after being discharged returned to East Texas and began a long career as a truck driver.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Bobby Watt and James Watt.

Survivors include son Stephen Watt, Wichita, Kansas; daughters Brenda Iacono, Malakoff, Lynda Ponder, Chandler; stepchildren Lynn Bougher, Gardena, California, Joyce Micochero, Salem, Oregon; grandchildren Ronnie Marion, Jr., Jacklyn Harvey, Donny Harvey, Jr., Allyson Tompkins, Destiny Iacono, Johnny Lee Iacono; great grandchildren Lexi Commander, Jacelyn Retiz, numerous nephews , nieces and his friend of 65 years Pat Mitchell.

Pallbearers will be Gene Dodd, Jerry Gregory, David Tanner, Don Watt, Michael Gregory and Terry Thomas.
Visitation for family and friends is 6-8 P M Tuesday at the funeral home.


  • Athens Daily Review - Jul 11, 2011
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Navy - Korea
  • Athens High School Class of 1950
  • h/o Alice Marie (Bramble) Watt; s/o George Curtis Watt & Mattie Lena (Upchurch) Watt

Bessie L. (Brown) Laramore-Tubbs
Feb 5, 1893 - May 8, 1964

Rites Sunday For Mrs. Tubbs

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Tubbs, 70, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from McCammon Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Marlin Jordan, 304 Mamie avenue, with whom she resided; three grandchildren, Larry, Linda and Lacey Jordan; a brother, J. Fred Brown, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Wheat, both of Coleman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Patterson, Billy Murchison, Lee McNutt, Rufus Pevehouse, Pete O'Daniel, J. H. McCown and Hugh Fullerton, Sr.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., May 11, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Jay Laramore married Jun 5, 1922 2nd husband Robert L. Tubbs; d/o John Thomas Brown & Mary Emma (McFadden) Brown

Oliver Moore Watt
Sep 8, 1896 - May 1, 1964

O. M. Watt Dies At Abilene; Rites Sunday

KERENS, May 2, (Spl.) - O. M. Watt, 67, a resident of Abilene and former Corsicanan, died in Abilene Friday afternoon after an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Home chapel here at 2 p.m. Sunday with Syd B. Wyatt, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, Corsicana, and Bob Keene, minister of the Kerens Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Watt, who lived in Corsicana until two months ago, is survived by his wife of Abilene; a daughter, Mrs. B. M. Thornell, Midland; brother, Curtis Watt, Kerens; sister, Mrs. Nell Pohl, Kerens; two grandsons, Michael and Thomas Thornell, Midland; and other relatives.


Dotia Garfield (Bounds) Watt
Apr 2, 1882 - Dec 4, 1970

Mrs. Watt Rites Pending

KERENS (Spl.) - Mrs. O. L. Watt, 88, died in Kerens. She had been a resident of Kerens and Bazette for 60 years. She was a member of the Kerens Church of Christ.

Services are pending at Paschal Funeral Home. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Don Watt of Athens and James Watt of Waco; one daughter, Novella Crist of Victoria; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.


Deborah Jo (Morris) Teel
Oct 31, 1948 - Jul 20, 2021

Debbie Morris Teel, age 72, peacefully passed away on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. She was born on October 31, 1948, in Corsicana, TX to Henry Weldon and Myrta Mae Morris. Debbie was raised in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. She married the love of her life, Jerry Teel, in 1973 and has two daughters, Melissa Zimmerman, and Debbie Jones.

Debbie worked for the Mesquite ISD for 26 years as an administrative assistant. She loved her work family especially on her birthday. Her friends called her "Queen" and surrounded her with love.

Debbie enjoyed wearing costume jewelry to match every outfit. She was funny, silly, and ever so witty. She also enjoyed shopping, celebrating the holidays, lunching with the ladies, reading the comic section in the paper, and being with her family. She was the happiest at family gatherings. Her love for her grandchildren was monumental.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Jerry Teel, of Mesquite, Texas; daughters, Melissa Zimmerman and husband Bret of Southlake, TX; Debbie Jones and husband Jeff of Wylie, Texas; grandchildren Zach Jones, Braylon, Brooklyn, and Roxy Zimmerman; sister, Kim Bowen; brother, Hal Morris; several nieces and nephews and a host of loving family and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held, September 18th from 2:00pm � 4:00 pm at 1737 Lake Breeze Drive, Rockwall, TX 75087.


 Alice Lucy (Stark) Farmer
Aug 8, 1908 - Nov 5, 1996

ALICE FARMER, a homemaker, died Nov. 5, 1996, in Colorado Springs.
A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Evergreen Cemetery, 1005 S. Hancock Ave. Swan-Law Funeral Directors is handling arrangements.
Mrs. Farmer was born in Ballinger, Texas, to Eugene E. and Ellen (Roberts) Stark, who are deceased.
She was married in 1941 in Texas to Frank S. Farmer, who is deceased.
She is survived by a daughter, Sharon Hagar of Colorado Springs; three sisters, Nell Dorch, Jean Elmore and Gladys Atteberry, all of Dallas; and a grandchild. She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
Mrs. Farmer was very active in the Church of Christ. She had great faith in the Lord.
She had lived in Colorado Springs since 1993, previously living in Midland, Texas.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pikes Peak Christian School, 5905 Flintridge Drive, Colorado Springs 8091


  • Headline: Alice Farmer [OBITUARY] - Date/Pub/Sec: 11/7/1996, Gazette, B6:3
  • Evergreen Cemetery, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado
  • w/o Frank Sherer Farmer; s/o Edward Eugene Stark & Ellen Elya (Roberts) Stark

Jesse Dalnathion "J.D." Farmer
Apr 7, 1926 - Dec 19, 2010

Jesse "J.D." Farmer, 84 of Waxahachie, Texas, passed away Sunday, December 19, 2010 in Waxahachie. He was born to the late William Claude and Coy Lee Steele Farmer on April 7, 1926 in Corsicana, Texas.

J. D. served in the United States Army during WWII. After his honorable discharge from the military, he became a self-employed business owner in the Waxahachie community who was well-known and respected. His last place of business was located on Business 287, where he worked as a mechanic; provided wrecker service; and bought and sold used cars until 2005.

He is survived by his daughters Karen Hartis of Garland, Pam Stroope and her husband Jack of Waxahachie, Debbie Jones and her husband Dallas of Waxahachie; six grandchildren, Eric Hartis and his wife Tricia, Jessica Baker and her husband Jon, Justin Stroope and his wife Julie, Tiffany Allen and her husband Glenn, Joshua Stroope and Erin Jones, all of Waxahachie; he is also survived by eight great-grandchildren, Nikki Hartis, Danika Hartis, Dylan Hartis, Holden Allen, Hunter Allen, Dawson Baker, Gavin Stroope, and Hannah Allen, all of Waxahachie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Maxine Farmer in 2000; and by his brother, William C. Farmer in 2000.

J.D. died peacefully in his sleep after a lengthy hospital stay. According to his family, he was more than ready to go and was quoted as recently commenting "I can truthfully say that it's been a great ride."

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 27, 2010 at the Waxahachie City Cemetery under the direction of Wayne Boze Funeral Home.


John Ercel Featherston, Sr.
May 29, 1933 - Oct 31, 2016

John E. Featherston Sr., 83, a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, in Arlington. Funeral: 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington, with Rev. J. Scott Holmes and Rev. Jerry Morris officiating. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: The family will receive family and friends from 1 to 2 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. John was born May 29, 1933, near Kerens to John A. Featherston and Virgie Bradford Featherston. John moved to Ennis on Thanksgiving Day 1948. John served in the Army with the 505th AAA (anti-aircraft artillery) Battalion as a launch pad sergeant with the (Nike) guided missiles. John was a member of Fielder Road Baptist Church. He retired from Menasco Aerosystems with 43 years of service as a senior manufacturing engineer. John was preceded in death by his wife, Rita; daughter, Sherrie Lynn of Ennis; father, John A. Featherston of Ennis; mother, Virgie Bradford Featherston of Ennis; brothers, Ernest Featherston of Corsicana, Claude Wylie of Corsicana, Raymon Featherston of Ennis; and sister, Lucille Hollaway of Arlington. Survivors: Son, John E. Featherston Jr. and wife, Karen, of Arlington; daughters, Dianne Sommerville of Houston, Suzi Watson and husband, Gary, of Grand Prairie, Kara Holmes and husband, Scott, of Shreveport, La.; brother, Bobby Featherston Sr. of Red Oak; seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a dear friend and companion of several years, Ruth Nowlin. John will be missed by many friends and family.


  • Published in Star-Telegram on Nov. 1, 2016

Bobby Wayne Featherston
Mar 21, 1937 - Jun 9, 2018

Bobby Wayne Featherston was born March 21, 1937, in the community of Roane, Texas, to John Abraham "Abe" Featherston and Vergie Bradford Featherston. He was the youngest of six children, and attended Ennis schools graduating in 1956.

Bobby was a career Heliarch welder where he fabricated the commercial kitchens for hundreds of restaurants in the Dallas/Ft Worth area. He contracted with Steak and Ale to create and install their restaurants kitchens all over the United States during the late 1970's and early 80's. He retired from Frito Lay where he was an on staff fabricator for their Dallas plant.

Bobby enjoyed raising doves, loving on his dogs and exploring Traders Village.

Bobby passed away in Waxahachie, Texas, on June 9, 2018, at the age of 81. He had been a resident of Ellis County, living at Red Oak Health and Rehabilitation

He was proceeded in death by his wife Jewel, his parents, and his siblings, Ernest Featherston, Lucille Featherston Holloway, John E Featherston, Raymond Featherston and Claude Featherston.

Bobby is survived by his son Bobby Featherston and wife Cindy of Waxahachie, daughter Paige Featherston Gordon of Waxahachie along with grandchildren Trey Featherston and wife Sydney, Tyler Featherston and wife Catherine, Travis Featherston and wife Skylar, Ellen Gordon of and David Gordon, three great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Obituary published online 12 Jun 2018 by Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie, Texas.

Della Faye (Miller) Hickson
May 3, 1926 - Feb 12, 2020

RIVER OAKS - Faye Hickson, 93, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

Born Monday, May 3, 1926, in Dawson, Texas. Faye was the youngest of eight children born to James and Eva Miller. On June 19, 1944 she married Elbert Ray Hickson. Together they adopted their daughter, 3 days old, Teresa Faye on Aug. 24, 1954. Faye worked at General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) in Fort Worth for over 25 years as an electronics technician on the F-16. She spent the later years of her career at G.D. traveling throughout the U.S. and abroad, including France, Germany, Holland, Spain, and the U.K.

On June 9, 1996 she was preceded in death by her husband Ray, just 10 days shy of their 52nd wedding anniversary. Faye later found joy in life working as a food demonstrator at Sam's Club. Faye was a big Dallas Cowboy fan who watched every game, including some time as a season ticket holder. She also really enjoyed working in the yard and spending time with her family.

Survivors: Daughter, Teresa Miller and husband, Leonard of Fort Worth, Texas; grandchildren, Lauren Miller and Fiance, Scott Grimes of Fort Worth, Texas, and Brian Miller of Fort Worth, Texas; brother-in-law, Larry Hickson of Austin, Texas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cemetery Details
Greenwood Memorial Park
3100 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth, TX 76107

FEB 21. 1:30 PM (CST)
GREENWOOD CHAPEL - Greenwood Funeral Homes and Cremation, Cemetery, Mausoleum, Florist
3100 White Settlement Road
Fort Worth, TX 76107


  • w/o Elbert Ray Hickson; d/o James Morgan Miller & Eva Lena (Upchurch) Miller
  • Greenwood Memorial Park & Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX (Double stone with husband Ray)

Orville Clayton Bridges
Aug 16, 1924 - Feb 3, 2018

Orville Clayton Bridges, 93, Marine, obtained eternal life to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on February 3, 2018.

Pastor Eric Howell will be officiating services at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2018, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service.

Clayton was born August 16, 1924, in Corsicana, Texas, to Samuel T. Bridges and Mary DeChume Bridges. He joined the Marine Corp in WWII, at the age of 16, and served as a Scout. He survived combat throughout the Pacific, receiving the Purple Heart, Expert Rifleman and Campaign metals. He held a Master's Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and was a teacher and counselor. He enjoyed family and friends, fishing and helping others.

O. C. Bridges was preceded in death by his mother, Mary DeChume Bridges; father, Samuel Thomas Bridges; brothers, Samuel, Frank and Lloyd; sisters, Lena Mae and Dorothy; and the love of his life, Alma Louise Tackett Bridges.

He is survived by sons, Sam and Irene Bridges, R.C. and Sherron Bridges; brother, Charles and wife, Jean Bridges; sister, Lona Hines; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.


  • Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, TX - Feb 5, 2018

Alma Louise (Tackett) Bridges
Jan 17, 1928 - Dec 21, 2017

Alma Louise Tackett Bridges, left this earth and obtained her eternal life with her Lord and Savior, December 21, 2017.

Pastor Eric Howell will be officiating services at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, December 23, 2017, in the Mausoleum Chapel at Waco Memorial Park. Visitation will begin one hour prior to service.

Alma was born January 17, 1928, in Corsicana, Texas, to Leon Tackett and Beulah Mae Tackett Bibb. She was married to the love of her life, O.C. Bridges, for 72 years.

Alma held a masters degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Education; she went on to become a teacher and principal. She enjoyed fishing, playing games and visiting with family and friends. She loved her family, friends and her church.

Alma was preceded in death by her parents, Leon Tackett and Beulah Mae Bibb; brothers, Johnny Tackett, James Tackett, and Donald Tackett; sisters, Jewel Fields and Betty Ickles.

Alma is survived by her loving husband, O.C. Bridges; children, Sam and Irene Bridges, Ronald and Sherron Bridges; brothers and sisters, Bessie and Curtis Krames, Betty Jo and husband, Jessie Bibb, Colin Bibb, Judy and husband, Mickey Bibb, Melinda and husband, Raymond Vinson, and Faye Tackett; eight grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Alma loved her friends at Ridgecrest Retirement Center. She will be tremendously missed.


  • Waco Tribune Herald, Waco, Texas. - Dec 22, 2017
  • w/o Orville Clayton Bridges; d/o Leon Tackett & Beulah Mae (Bibb) Tackett

Betty Jean (Bibb) Ickles
Oct 23, 1931 - Feb 21, 2015

Betty B. Ickles, 83, of Waco, passed away Saturday, February 21, 2015. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, February 24, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Garden Room.
Private family services will be at 10 a.m,. Wednesday, February 25, at Waco Memorial Mausoleum Chapel with Pastor Craig Godby officiating.

Betty Jean was born in Corsicana, Texas, to the late Jesse Lee and Beulah Mae Bibb. At age 21, she became a Christian, was a devoted member and receptionist at First Baptist Church of Waco, where she later retired.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lee Ickles; sisters, Jewell Fields and Jealene Williams; and brothers, Johnny Leroy Tackett and Cleo Bibbs.

Survivors include her sons, Don Ickles and wife, Suzi, of Lorena, and Ron Ickles, of Waco; grandchildren, Joe Dressler and LuAnn Ickles-Flores; seven great grandchildren; sisters, Alma Bridges and Bessie Krammes; brothers: Jessie Bibb, Jr, Colin Bibb, and Mickey Bibb; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


  • The Waco Tribune-Herald - Feb 23, 2015

Martha Pearl Simmons
May 26, 1897 - Sep 11, 1964

Miss Simmons Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Sept. 11 (Spl.) - Miss Pearl Simmons, 67, native and lifelong resident of Kerens, died Friday at 8:10 a.m. at her home after an extended illness.

She formerly taught school, and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel with Clyde Jenkins, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by a sister, Miss Ollie Simmons of Kerens; one aunt; two nephews and two nieces.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Sep. 11, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Green Berry Simmons & Nancy Elisabeth (Bounds) Simmons

James Robert "Jim" Redford, Sr.
Nov 20, 1892 - May 5, 1964

Thursday Rites In Kerens For Jim Redford

KERENS, May 6 (Spl) - Jim Redford, 72, native of Kerens, died Tuesday morning at his home in Irving, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Inmon Funeral Chapel here, with Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kerens, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Redford, a carpenter, lived in Lubbock and Irving in recent years.

Surviving are his wife of Irving; mother, Mrs. Will Redford, Grand Prairie; a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Henderson, Kerens; two sons, J. R. Redford, Lubbock, and W. T. Redford, Hurst; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Martin, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Troy Henderson, Benito; three brothers, Clarence Redford, Yuma, Arizona; Lee Redford, Lubbock; and Dock Redford, Houston; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.


Elbert Alvin Barnett
Sep 3, 1889 - Nov 1, 1964

Alvin Barnett Services Held

KERENS, Nov. 2, (Spl. - Alvin Barnett, 75, life-long resident of Kerens, retired county road maintenance operator, died at his home here Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church. Rev. Don Walker, pastor, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Delma Wilds, and a son, Elmo Barnett, both of Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. W. P. Barnett, Kerens; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Randall Bates, Buddy Sessions, Henry Atkeisson, Ikie Upchurch, August Hill, Ben Cherry, Almer Norton, L. W. Rudd, Johnny Mills, Wallace Farmer and Dr. G. H. Sanders.

Paschal Funeral Home directed.


Ira B. "Pete" Hawkins
Feb 18, 1905 - Feb 1, 1964

Pete Hawkins Dies Saturday

KERENS, Feb. 1, (Spl) - I. B. (Pete) Hawkins, 58, carpenter, died at his home here Saturday at 11 a.m. following a several years illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Inmon's early Saturday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; three sons, Jimmy Lee Hawkins, Corsicana; Daniel Wayne and Roy Glenn Hawkins, both of Athens; two daughters, Mrs. Roy L. Collins, Rusk, and Mrs. Bill Barnett, Kerens; 10 grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. R. M. Sharrer, Kerens; Mrs. J. B. Paschal and Mrs. Thurman Penney, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Dave Mankins, Houston; Mrs. Jack Jones, Kerens; two brothers, J. B. Hawkins, Kerens, and Bill Hawkins, Stephens, Ark., and other relatives.


Gladys Fay (Hawkins) Collins
Feb 1, 1920 - Nov 18, 2019

Gladys Fay Collins would like you to know, though she may be gone from this world, she is so happy to have her heavenly wings. At this time, she is with her beloved family and friends whom she has been missing for a long time. Gladys, age 90, passed away on November 18, 2019, in Mineola, Texas. She was born on February 1, 1929 in Kerens, Texas to Ira B and Laura Mae Hawkins.

She will be happily reunited with her husband, Roy Lee Collins and her son, Wayland Lee Collins.

Gladys served as a preachers wife for 50 years and a mom for 70 years. Her family came first but she had so many friends who were like family, the more the merrier. She loved nothing more than her friends and family sitting around her table talking and eating her awesome cooking. She could put a huge spread on the table in a moment's notice. Everything had at least one to two sticks of butter.

Throughout her life, she touched many friends and co-workers with her love of life. She was strong in her church, faith and showed her love for God through her daily life. All who knew Gladys has one or two FUNNY stories to tell about her. She had a natural humor that touched us all and could make you laugh beyond tears.

Gladys is passing on her love and energy to her daughter, Gatha Smith and husband Kent; her granddaughter, Jenny Collins, grandchildren, Harley, Cameron, Cole, Mystic, and Phoenix.

Services for Gladys will be held on Friday, November 22, 2019, at Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home with a visitation at 9:00 AM, followed by the funeral services at 10:00 AM. Burial to follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Kerens.


  • Autry's Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home - Athens, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Roy Lee Collins, Rev; d/o Ira B. "Pete" Hawkins & Laura Mae (Sloan) Hawkins

John Madison Townley
Oct 14, 1927 - Jan 16, 2019

We are sad to announce that on January 16, 2019 we had to say goodbye to John Townley (Humble, Texas). You can send your sympathy in the guestbook provided and share it with the family. You may also light a candle in honor of John Townley or send a beautiful flower arrangement to the funeral service.


  • Rosewood Funeral Home - Humble, TX
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Prairie Point Cemetery
  • h/o Mary Jane (Braddock) Townley; s/o James Edward Townley & Alice Lenore (Smith) Townley buried in Long Prairie cemetery

Mary Jane (Braddock) Townley
Aug. 18, 1929 - Dec. 17, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Mary Townley (Humble, Texas), who passed away on December 17, 2018, at the age of 89, leaving to mourn family and friends. Family and friends can send flowers and condolences in memory of the loved one. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Mary Townley to pay them a last tribute.


Mary Ann (Everett) Gotcher
Nov 23, 1873 - Feb 3, 1964

Mrs. Gotcher Dies Monday

Mrs. W. M. Gotcher, 88, died in Paulyne's Convalescent home at an early hour Monday morning. She had resided in the Corsicana area for 47 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the
Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. P. Coe, Baptist minister of Flint, assisted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are two sons, Newell Gotcher, Powell, and Willie Gotcher, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. L. R. Cockerell, Mrs. Lottie Sisson and Mrs. C. T. Clay, Sr., all of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and other relatives.


Homer Harold Wasson
Feb 2, 1902 - Jul 17, 1964

Homer Wasson Expires Friday

KERENS, July 18 (Spl.) - Homer Wasson, 62, farmer, was dead on arrival at a physician's office here Friday afternoon after becoming ill at his farm. A heart condition was ascribed as the cause of death.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in the
Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alta Wasson; two sons, Homer Gene and Jerry Wayne Wasson, both of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Clayton Stubbs, Houston; five grandchildren, two brothers, W. C. Wasson and Henry Atkeisson, both of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. George Voss, Roane, and Mrs. Roy Upchurch, Kerens.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.


William Cleaver "Bill" Wasson
Jun 12, 1895 - Dec 18, 1965

W. C. Wasson Of Kerens Dies, Rites Sunday

KERENS, Dec. 18 (Spl)�W. C. Wasson, 70, retired farmer, died in Memorial hospital Saturday.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church. Burial will be in the
Prairie Point Cemetery.

Native of Rice, he had resided in Kerens most of his life. He was a veteran of World War I, Methodist and Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. O. H. Cook, Kerens; a grandson, Bill Cook, Kerens; three great-grandchildren, a brother, Henry Atkeisson, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. George T. Voss, Roane, and Mrs. R. J. Upchurch, Bazette, and other relatives.

Paschal Funeral Home directs.


Mazilla Ann "Lillie" (Edgar) Jones
Apr. 14, 1876 - Aug. 8, 1964

Hold Services For Mrs. Jones

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Jones, 88, native Texan, who died Saturday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Vernon Ray, 2934 College Circle, were held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gerald Williamson, Corsicana area Baptist missionary. Burial was in the Providence cemetery.

Mrs. Jones had resided in Navarro county since childhood.

Surviving are five sons, W. I. Jones, Luling; J. H. Jones, Devine; H. L. Jones, Longview; Roy and Brown Jones, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. A. F. Reed, Longview; Mrs. H. J. Kent, Waxahachie; Mrs. Bill Murray and Mrs. Ray, both of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Humphries, Corsicana, and Mrs. Henry Evans, Earth, Texas.

Pallbearers were grandsons.


Dennis D. Donoho, Sr.
Jul 19, 1915 - Jul 22, 1979


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr 27, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Providence Cemetery
  • 1st wife Mary Dora (Porterfield) Donoho married Jul 4, 1940 2nd wife Gladys Bell (Wilson) Dunn-Donoho-Boyd buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx. s/o Andrew Mortie Donoho and Fannie Mae (Simmons) Donoho buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, TX

Mary Dora (Porterfield) Donoho
Jul. 23, 1919 - Sep. 4, 1961

Mrs. Donoho Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Dennis Donoho, 42, Route4, Corsicana, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb minister of the church. Burial was in the
Providence Cemetery.

Mrs. Donoho became ill at New Waverly Monday afternoon while en route home from a weekend trip to Galveston with her husband. She died about the time they reached Huntsville.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Dennis Donoho, Jr.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Porterfield, and a sister, Mrs. Gilbert Caton, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jasper Lanier, Paul Miller, Aubrey Smith, C. F. Dominy, Granville Carroll and J. R. Gunter.

Corley directed.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wed., Sep 6. 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Dennis D. Donoho, Sr; d/o Robert Howard "Bob" Porterfield & Mattie Estelle (Stovall) Porterfield buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.

Durward Loyce DeRusha
Jan 27, 1921 - Mar 21, 1986

Services were Monday for Durward L. DeRusha of Dolton, who died Friday in Ingalis Memorial hospital.
The Rev. John Skanse conducted rites at Brown funeral home, Dolton. Burial was in Homewood Memorial Gardens cemetery.
Mr DeRusha was born June 27, 1921 in Texas, and was employed by Quam Nichols Engineering. He was a member of American Legion; Hamfesters Radio club; Tri Town, and Riverdale Baptist church.
He is survived by his wife, Catherine; one son, Donald of Chicago; two daughters, Carol Slaght of Holden, La., and Lynne DeRusha of Chicago; one sister, Edna Frances Lee of Louisiana, and four grandchildren.


Jo Lynn Pratt
Aug 16, 1944 - Sep 8, 2023

Jo Lynn Pratt went home to be with the Lord on September 8th, 2023. She is survived by her daughter Suelyn Perryman of Brushie Prairie, son Jeff Brown of Blooming Grove, devoted sister Pam Montgomery, devoted brother Mark and wife Cheryl Pratt, loving friend Jack McDaniel. Grand children Joe Perryman, Nathan Brown, Sara and husband Brody Cunningham, Beau and wife Katlyn Brown. Great grandchildren Nash and Connor Brown, Sadie Rae Brown and Adalyn Brown.Sweet nephews and nieces.

Jo Lynn was born to Joe and Sue Abel Pratt. She grew up in Corsicana, graduated from nursing school through Navarro in 1975. Jo Lynn worked for Medical Arts Clinic for numerous years, and later retired from Family Clinic in 2011. Jo Lynn loved her job as a nurse and her work family as well. Jo Lynn was a member of the Brushie Prairie Fellowship Church. Jo Lynn played many roles in her life and was a blessing to everyone who knew her. She will be greatly missed.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6-8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 11:00am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.


  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • d/o Thomas Joseph "Joe" Pratt & Hilda Sue (Abel) Pratt-Holcomb

Wayland Russell Madden
Dec 5, 1946 - Feb 3, 2021

Wayland Russell Madden was born on December 5, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas to E.C. "Cotton" Madden and Lena Mae Doolen Madden. He lived in Corsicana until his 6th birthday when the Madden family moved to Sweeny, Texas. He attended Sweeny schools throughout his school career and played saxophone in the marching band. He also served as the band vice president. Throughout his childhood, he attended First Baptist Church where at 9 years old, he gave his heart to the Lord. Wayland was a proud graduate of the class of 1965. He then attended and received an Associate's Degree from Wharton County Junior College, followed by attending Sam Houston State University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. He then moved to Houston. During his career, he was employed by the IBM Corporation and worked in the automobile industry for 3 years. Wayland then transitioned to work for Fluor Engineering for a brief time before landing in healthcare business office administration. For the remainder of his career, he worked in this industry. While attending First Baptist Church in Houston, he met Bettye Maye Hawks, who he married in May of 1973. Wayland and Bettye were active members of the church choir. In September of 1977, Wayland and Bettye were blessed with their only child, Stephanie Elise. Many relationships were formed and special memories were made while raising Stephanie. Patrick Worchesik joined the family in 2005 when he and Stephanie were married. For a period of 10 years, Wayland and Bettye were active members of The Church of the Holy Apostles in Katy. After moving to Cypress, Texas in 2009, Wayland and Bettye were blessed with 2 grandchildren, Kennedy Elise and Peyton Madden. In recent years, Wayland has lovingly been called Papa and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of his time with them. Kennedy and Peyton have been his whole world. While living in Cypress, Wayland and Bettye found a new church home in Second Baptist Cypress. Wayland enjoyed weekly lunches at Willie's with the senior church staff where good conversations were always on the menu. In more recent months, his diagnosis with cancer interfered with his ability to be as active as he once was. After a heroic battle with peritoneal cancer, Wayland was called to his eternal home the morning of February 3, 2021. He leaves behind a beloved wife of 47 years, a devoted daughter and son-in-law, 2 beautiful grandchildren, a loving sister and countless relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Luis T. Campos and Dr. Ricardo H. Alvarez with Oncology Consultants, Dr. Joseph Cali, Jr. with UT Physicians and his longtime attending physician, Dr. David Reininger for their outstanding medical care. The family would also like to thank the amazing staff of Providence Home Health & Hospice and Cornerstone Caregivers for their expertise in helping make his final days peaceful.


  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • s/o Elvin Clifford Madden & Lena Mae (Doolen) Madden
  • Klein Memorial Park, Tomball, Harris Co., TX

John Bunyon Brittain
Feb 19, 1885 - Jul 15, 1964

John Brittain Services Held

Funeral services for John B. Brittain, 79, retired farmer and construction worker, were held at 3 p.m. Friday from the Griffin chapel with burial in Long Prairie cemetery.

Brittain died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

Rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Joe Nichols, Baptist minister and Rev. E. M. Johnson, Baptist minister of Athens.

Survivors are Mrs. Maude Dunham, Corsicana; Mabel McNeely, Dallas; Edgar and Buck Frame, both of Eureka, Mrs. John Newsom, Dallas; Mrs. Sam Lightfoot and Mrs. Pearl Dean, both of Palestine; Edgar McNeeley, Medicine Bow, Wyo.; Mrs. Cosby Chestnut, San Jose, Calif.; Robert L. Brittain, Deer Park; Mrs. T. R. Puzey, Galena Park; Mrs. R. E. Roland and Mrs. C. E. Wilbanks, both of Montalba, all nieces and nephews; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joe Brittain, Montalba, and other relatives.

Brittain was a member of the First Baptist church of Tatum, N. M.

Nephews were pallbearers.


William Tom "Will" Ware
May 27, 1880 - Sep 10, 1964

Mineral Wells Resident Dies

W. T. Ware, native of Rural Shade, a former banker and farmer, long-time Minerl Wells resident, died in Mineral Wells Thursday morning.

Funeral services are reported set tentatively for Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Rural Shade Baptist church with burial there.

Surviving are his wife and a number of children and other relatives.

Corsicana relatives include Mrs. Hugh Parrish, Mrs. Will Turner, Mrs. Doyle Collins and Mrs. A. H. Carroll, all cousins.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Sep 10, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Long Prairie cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Willie Lee (Hollon) Ware married Aug. 2, 1902 2nd wife Jennie Belle (Stevens) Ware 3rd wife Maggie Mae (Weimer) Ware married Jul. 4, 1920; s/o Philip Edward Ware & Rhoda M. (Phillips) Ware

Susie Ann (Adams) Weathers-Turner
Apr 28, 1887 - Jan 22, 1964

Former Kerens Resident Dies

KERENS - Mrs. George Turner, 76, of Trinidad, longtime Kerens resident, died Wednesday after an extended illness.

Funeral rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Inmon funeral chapel here. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery. Officiating will be Rev. W. O. Sears and Rev. Horace Rawls.

Mrs. Turner, who moved to Trinidad 19 years ago is survived by her husband of Trinidad; two sons, Jester Weathers, Waco, and George Henry Turner, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Mirtie Lee Atchison, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Perry, Rice; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Jan 23, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Monroe Weathers 2nd husband George Franklin Turner; d/o James William Adams & Rachael Adaline (Davis) Adams

Thelma Beverly (Adams) Goggans
Jul. 29, 1911 - Oct. 7, 1964

Mrs. Goggans Rites Friday

Funeral of Richland, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist church at Richland. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Chappell, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are her husband, two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Curtis, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Bertha Warren, Lubbock; four brothers, Jesse James, Sherman; Bill James, Houston; Archie James, Kingsville, and Dan James, Sherman, and other relatives.

Corley directs.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Oct 8, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Gerald Ladell Goggans buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, TX; d/o Guy Harmon Adams & Laura Bell (Cook) Adams-James

Thomas Odie Farmer
Mar 19, 1904 - Mar 10, 1964

Retired Grocer Dies Tuesday

Thomas Odie Farmer, 59, retired grocer, 3008 West Fourth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Central Methodist church with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor.

Farmer was born in Kerens, March 19, 1904, and came to Corsicana in 1948.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Thomas Millard, J. E. And R. C. Farmer, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Barlow, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Annie Runnells, Wortham; Mrs. R. R. Price, Athens, and Mrs. Elvie Crowley, Grand Prairie; mother-in-law, Mrs. R. J. Carter, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directs.

Pallbearers will be June Clark, Johnny Brown, Floyd Smith, Howard West, Ralph Stell, Elias Rojas, Morris R. Bruce and W. H. Tipton.


Bertha Adele (Anderson) Farmer
May 3, 1897 - Apr 20.1970

Mrs. Farmer Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Bertha A. Farmer, native of Richland and lifelong resident of Corsicana, died early Monday in Memorial Hospital. She was a retired antique dealer and a member of St. John�s Episcopal Church.

Memorial services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p.m. at St. John�s Episcopal Church with the pastor, the Rev. Dennis Smart, as officiant.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Dodson of Corsicana and Mrs. Cecil L. King of Houston; four grandsons and one great-grandson; one brother, A. B. Anderson of Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Blood of Fort Worth and Mrs. F. W. Durr of Corsicana.


Kate Lee (McCreary) Farmer
Apr 25, 1894 - Mar 22, 1923

Died At Powell Last Night.

Mrs. Kate Farmer, wife of Walter W. Farmer, died at the family home at Powell last night, after two weeks illness and the funeral took place at Richland this afternoon. The deceased was 29 years of age, and is survived by her husband, a 10-year-old daughter, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. McCrary of Richland, and several brothers and sisters.


Ida Gertrude (Rogers) Tyree
Dec 5, 1877 - Feb 26, 1965

Mrs. Tyree, 87, Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, Feb. 27 (Spl.) - Mrs. Ida Rogers Tyree, 87, long-time Dawson resident, died at her home here Friday.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which she was a member, with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. F. Allen, Dallas, a former pastor, and Rev. Jim Hendrickson, pastor of the church.

Surviving are a son, George Tyree, Memphis, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. Sallie Mae Hale, Dawson; a grandson, David Tyree, Memphis, Tenn.; two nephews, three nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Floyd Hagle, Ray Rogers, Pat Spruiell, Neil Clark, Herman Matthews and Charlie Fondren.

Eubanks directed.


Sallie Mae (Tyree) Hale
Oct 5, 1911 - Sep 5, 1971


DAWSON - Mrs. Sallie Mae Hale, 59, of Dawson died at her home Sunday at 1 a.m. Born at Dawson Oct. 5, 1911, she was the daughter of the Rev. B. T. and Mrs. Ida Tyree. She was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church and the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Hale is survived by her husband, Edward Hale of Dawson, a brother, George Tyree of Memphis, Tenn., and one nephew.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dawson, with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating and burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include Dwain Spruiell, Paul Evans, Dick Freeman, Carl Sullins, Billy Hubbard and Neil Clark.


Zelma Lucille (Starr) Cherry
abt 1913 - May 26, 1965


Velma Lucile Cherry, of Dawson, Texas who expired Wednesday will be held from the Church of God in Christ, Dawson, Texas, Sunday 3 P. M. with burial in Dawson Cemetery.

Conducted by Elder W. N. Taylor, Pastor, Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband Mr. Promise Cherry; 1 daughter, Mrs. Annie Margaret Earl, Athens, Texas; 2 brothers, Mr. N. T. Starr and Mr. Clarence Starr of Fort Worth, Texas; 1 sister, Mrs. Bessie Warren, Tyler, Texas; other relatives.

Calhoun Directs.


Ora (Teer) McReynolds
Sep. 7, 1885 - Sep. 22, 1965

Former Dawson Resident Dies

Mrs. Ora McReynolds, 80, Regis Retirement residence, Waco, native of Fairfield, formerly of Dawson, died Wednesday in a Waco hospital.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Columbus Avenue Baptist church in Waco, of which she was a member, and graveside rites will be held Friday at the Dawson cemetery. She was also a member of the Waco Chapter No.7. O. E. S.

She was the widow of the late Will McReynolds who died in Dawson in 1939 and had resided in Waco 22 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Virgil (Alice) Smith, Henderson; Mrs. E. W. (Ora) Straton, and Mrs. H. (Madge) Jaworski, both of Waco, and Mrs. Raymond (Nedra) Bridges, Angelton; three sons, W. Herbert McReynolds, Deer Park; Hubert T. McReynolds and J. D. McReynolds, both of Orange; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bummie McReynolds, Corsicana teacher; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Young, Dallas and Mrs. Cad Talley, Teague; a brother, Jim Teer, McAllister, Okla.; 13 grandchildren including J. Carroll McReynolds, Waco, and Billy Prater McReynolds, Houston; six great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.


Willie Herbert McReynolds
Jun 28, 1912 - Jun. 29, 1975

W. H. McReynolds

HOUSTON�Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Deer Park Baptist Church in Deer Park for W. H. (Herbert) McReynolds, native of Dawson, who died at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Lukes Hospital in Houston.

Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Dawson Cemetery in Dawson.

He was the son of the late W. H. McReynolds of Dawson.

Survivors include his widow, the former Lillian Mosley; a son Melvin McReynolds of Euless, two grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Bummie McReynolds of Corsicana.


John Franklin Little
May 27, 1900 - Jun 20, 1964

John F. Little Rites Monday

DAWSON, June 22 - (Spl)�John F. Little, 63, veteran of World War II, native of Springfield, Ohio, died in the VA hospital in Temple Friday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church here with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist minister, and Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor.

Little had resided here a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jewell Little, Dawson; a son, Robert Little, Springfield, Ohio; two daughters, Jo Ann Little, Dawson and Louise Cairo, Ga.; seven grandchildren, a sister, Leona, Springfield; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Cloyce Floyd, Ben Griffin, Roy Raley, Mack Berry, James Etter and Clyde Roloff.

Eubanks Funeral Home directed.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Jun 22, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nettle Jewell (Cleveland) Little; s/o Leslie Benton Little & Mabel Rebecca (Harris) Little per death certificate

Ottie Homer Hardy
Dec 27, 1901 - Sep 3, 1964

Homer Hardy Is Buried Dawson

Funeral services for O. H. (Homer) Hardy, native of Navarro county, were held Saturday in the Missionary Baptist church in Holdenville, Okla. graveside rites were held at Dawson Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Holdenville, two sons, three daughters, 13 grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Lela Slater, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.


Arthur J. Leggott, Sr.
Aug 9, 1898 - Nov 6, 1964

Arthur Leggott Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Arthur J. Leggott, Sr., 66, of Waco, who died in a Waco hospital Friday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Dawson. Rev. Frank Bartos conducted the rites, assisted by Rev. Joe Worley, pastor of the church.

A native of Massie, he attended school in Lorena and moved to Silver City where he married the former Miss Eula Turner in 1920. Later they lived in Snyder and moved to Waco in 1945. He was a retired carpenter and a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of Waco; three sons, C. T. Leggott, Pocatillo, Idaho; Arthur J. Leggott, Jr. and Everett Wayne Leggott, both of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Leggott Horn, Waco; a brother, Edward Owen Leggott, Corsicana, and seven grandchildren.


Michael Lynn Estes
Feb 4, 1964 - Feb 13, 1964

Hold Services For Estes Baby

Graveside rites for Michael Lynn Estes, nine-day-old son of Airman First Class and Mrs. James J. Estes, Connally AFB, Waco, who died in a San Antonio hospital Thursday, were held at the Eureka cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Joe Nichols.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, Jim Estes, all of Waco; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Estes, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Reeves, Lake Charles, La.; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Romero, New Iberia, La., and other relatives.

Corley directed.


Ruby Lee (Greer) Hodge
Mar 8, 1886 - Jan 1, 1964

Mrs. Hodge Of Eureka Dies

Mrs. Ruby Hodge, 76, wife of Henry H. Hodge of Eureka, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Methodist church Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, assisted by Rev. Benny McBride and Rev. E. P. Goodman.

Surviving are her husband of Eureka; a son, Willie H. Hodge, Route 4, Corsicana manager of the Corsicana office of the Texas Employment Commission; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Greenup, Corsicana; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother, Luther Greer, Eureka; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Mayo, both of Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Paul Chandler, Don Chandler, Curtis Chandler, Bill Chandler, Lloyd Land, Eugene Harwell, H. Ralph Hodge and Wilma D. Hodge.

McCammon directs.




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