Corsicana High School
Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas


Corsicana High Classmates Index || 1956 Corsican Extract

If you have information on what ever happened to any of the CHS
Classmates of 1956, we would love to hear from you.
Student entries for this year will be posted as information is received.
Contact Edward L. Williams


Name When Attending CHS

What Ever Happened to .....

Bobby Aaron died before Sep 2001
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Bobby Allen Oct 20, 1937 - Jun 30, 2008
Gerald Otis Atkeisson
Mar 4, 1938 - Oct 9, 2016
Obituary; Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
John Barron I graduated from Corsicana High School 1956, East Texas State College (now Texas A&M Commerce) 1961 with BA in Biology, with graduate study at Colorado State Univ.
I worked as fishery biologist for Texas Parks & Wildlife in San Antonio & Corpus Christi 1961-1968. Worked at fish & wildlife
bio-statistician/computer analyst for Texas Parks & Wildlife in Austin
1968-1998. Retired in 1993, but continued to work on part time and contract basis.
I married Sarah K. Braswell of Collin County in 1961. She holds a Ph.D. in genetics and is retired from Univ. of Texas at Austin. We have one daughter, Lucy, who is a librarian at the Library of Congress in D.C. and two grandsons Calvin and Elliott.
My passions are genealogy, woodworking, and golf with the CPGA (Corsicana Pitiful Golf Association)
John Henry Binford, Jr.
Jul 23, 1938, - 15 May 15, 1990
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
James William Blakney Dec 31, 1937 - Aug 18, 2004
Obituary; Laurel Oaks Memorial Park
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Betty Earl (Jones) Brooks May 14, 1938 - Feb 25, 2004
Married to Willie G. Brooks
Obituary; Younger Cemetery
John Spencer Callicutt, III Died Sep 20, 2007
Robert Lee Carl 17 Oct 17, 1938 - Jun 12, 1999
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Bobby Gene Carpenter, Sr. Jul 17, 1937 - Jan 23, 2014;
Obituary; Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery;
Married Betty Jo Allred
Bobby R. Cole Apr 12, 1937 - Dec 21, 1996
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Glen Duane Cooper
Feb 28, 1938 - Jul 1982
Note: Info supplied by John Barron

Billie Jack Curtis

Nov 23, 1937 - Oct 25, 2001
Obituary; Oakwood cemetery

Arlene (Hutson) Davis Oct 3, 1938 - Dec 31, 2003
Married Lonnie L. Davis
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Jerry Davis

TVRD: Jerry Alton Davis; born 13 Apr 1937 Navarro Co.; died 15 Jul 1969 Midland Co.
Note: Info supplied by John Barron

Jackie W. Elrod

Attended the Bryan Country school located 9 miles west of Corsicana through the 5th grade and transferred to Corsicana in the 6th grade.  I graduated from Texas A&M in 1961. After 2 years as an army officer in Germany I returned to Texas and worked 35 years for the United States Department of Agriculture.  I Married Charlotte Evans a Malakoff native in 1964.  We have 2 children Amy and John. John lives on the family farm 9 miles west of Corsicana on FM 744. Amy is an Auditor for the USDA in Temple.

Roe Elton English

Jan 24, 1938 - Mar 15, 1993
Note: Info supplied by John Barron

Lyda Fortson Aug 19, 1938 - May 27, 2018
Obituary; Old Chatfield Cemetery
Charles E. Frey  
Edgar Allen Gray Mar 15, 1938 - Oct 30, 2012
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Sue Frances (Wilks) Gray Jan 27, 1938 - May 8, 2022
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Barbara Ann (Wilson) Hatley Feb 10, 1938 - Nov 3, 1997
Obituary; Marker Photo; Funeral Memento; Rose Hill Cemetery;
Photo of Barbara Wilson Hatley
John Corie Harman Jr. Nov 6, 1937 - Feb 24, 2008
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Marion Elizabeth "Becky" (Beasley) Howard Jul 3, 1938 - Oct 13, 2003
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Jim Hitchcock
Feb 13, 1937 - Apr 6, 2010
Donald R. Kennedy
Apr 21, 1938 - Oct 26, 1955
He is listed in 1956 annual as deceased.  Ann Call Griffin reported that "He got sick in June of '55, but was able to come to school for a short while in the fall. He even marched in the fair parade in Sept."
Note: Info supplied by John Barron;
Obituary | Oakwood cemetery
William Travis "Bill" Knight
Mar 24, 1938 - Jun 30, 2014
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery; Knight h/o Susie married Sep. 8, 1961 s/o Travis Kindred Knight & Eloise Louise (Forester) Knight
Mary Lou (Daniels) Leichter

Feb 23, 1938 - Sep 28, 1966
Note: Info supplied by John Barron

Fred Wayne Landers Mar 21, 1937 - Dec 9, 2008
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Buddy Langston Buddy Langston (AKA Murl Wesley Colvin) who died 31 Dec 1999.
Note: Info supplied by John Barron;


Vivian Hope (Straubing) Lieser Apr 2, 1938 - May 7, 2011
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Sarah Annelle (Logsdon) Wilson Mar 4, 1938 - Dec 1985
Married: James Dillon Wilson
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Robert Donald Marr Jan 19, 1937 - Apr 24, 2004
Obituary; Buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, TX; US Navy
John T. Martin, Jr. Dec 31, 1937 - Feb 18, 2009
Obituary; Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery; US Army
Senior Class President
Jimmy Alford "Jim" McCarter
Oct 17, 1938 - Mar 24, 2022
Obituary; Younger Cemetery
Polly Martin
I am a native of Navarro County.  Born in the community of Retreat and after living 40 years in the "Metromess" (Dallas-Ft. Worth area), I am back living in the same house that I grew up in.  I graduated from Corsicana High School in the summer of 1956.  I went thru school with the Class of '57, but since I had gotten married as a junior in high school and needed only one credit to graduate, I chose to take senior English in summer school and graduate early, so I could get out into the "real world" and start earning a living for my young husband; as he was attending Navarro College at the time.  I am, after almost 40 years of marriage, single; having been divorced almost 8 years ago.  I stayed in Dallas for a while, but despaired of the traffic there and came back "home".  I am a member of the Navarro County Genealogical Society and enjoy that very much.
Pauline (Underhill) Massey
May 14, 1938 - Oct 12, 2016
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Betty Jean (Ribble) McElroy Sep 13, 1937 - Dec 28, 1998
Married: Henry Lee McElroy
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Christine McDonald
My name is Henry Wright, I graduated from Mildred High School in '55. Married Christine McDonald ( Corsicana High '56 ). We married in Sept. '57. We are living in Arkansas and enjoying the good life.
Randolph McMullan Apr 10, 1938 - Mar 2, 1994
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Carole (Nelson) Spicer Mar 19. 1938 - Sep 22, 1994
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
James Everett Owen
Apr 20, 1938 - Aug 24, 2010
Attended Corsicana High School 1952 - 1956
Graduated from Corsicana High School 1956
Married the former Patricia Marie Clark 1961; National Guard
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Rita (Patrick) Warrington

Graduated from CHS in 1956 and Navarro Jr. College in 1958. Married Wayne Warrington from Corsicana in 1962. Currently live in Minnesota's cold.

Laura Kathryn "Kay" (Hobbs) Perry Jun 6, 1938 - May 10, 2017
Obituary; Rice Cemetery
Helen Yvonne (Baldauf) Puryear
Apr 8, 1938 - Apr 6, 1984
(husband died same day, he and Helen buried at Oakwood Cem. Corsicana)

Note: Info supplied by John Barron
James Henry Pitts II Nov 24, 1937 - Jan 25, 2009
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
William Eugene Posey Aug 1, 1938 - Oct 30, 2003
Obituary; Buried at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park, Mesquite, Tx; h/o Minnie Evelyn (McDonald) Posey s/o James Eugene Posey & Willie Beatrice (Rogers) Posey
Peggy Ann (Pressly) Reynolds
Sep 6, 1938 - Nov 1, 2014
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Shirley Ann Prestridge Died before Sep 1996
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Robert Glenwood "Bob" Robinson Killed in the Line of Duty; Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery; Obituary; Law & Order;
Married Faye Parten who was from the state home.  His sister was Peggy (Robinson) Chandler who was also of my class of 1956 ....John Barron
William Sideny "Bill" Rogers Jun. 9, 1939 - Oct. 29, 1957

I can help you with the year Bill Rogers was killed. It was the Spring of 1957, the second semester of his freshman year at A&M. Bill was very talented on the trumpet and auditioned to play with the US Marine Band in Washington. He was accepted and decided to pursue a music career. He was killed in Bryan, Texas on his way home after checking out of A&M. He had arrangements to start his new career in Washington the following week.
Notes: Info by Charles Frey; Submitted by John Barron;  Obituary; Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
Mary Katherine (Estell) Scoggins
Aug 18, 1937 - Jan 11, 2019
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Linda Ann (Duke) Temple

Jul 15, 1938 - Feb 22, 2003
Obituary;  married Bill Temple; w/o William Royka “Bill”Temple; d/o George Duke & Lillie May (Fowler) Duke.
Note: Info supplied by John Barron

Donald E. Todd Sep 10, 1937 - Feb 20, 2002
Note: Info supplied by John Barron
Teddy B. Sherrill III
Died April 5, 2017
Oakwood Cemetery

My name is Teddy B. Sherrill III, graduated from Corsicana HS in 1956, BS degree in 1961 from University of Lamar at Beaumont, Texas, 1966 MS degree in Biology from University of Texas A&M at Commerce. Taught Biology at Eastfield College in Mesquite for 44 years. Married twice, first marriage -Barbara Hemby, had two children, Ted B. Sherrill IV, and Stephanie Denise Sherrill. I lived most of my adult life in Kemp, Texas and raised my children, Divorced AFTER 24 YEARS OF MARRIAGE, AND FIVE YEARS LATER MARRIED CYNTHIA SUE BATES WHO HAD TWO DAUGHTERS IN HER FIRST MARRIAGE.

I retired from the Dallas County Community college System on Aug. 31, 2004. I now live in a retirement community in Hillsboro, Texas with my lovely wife. I own a Motor Home, and travel a great deal around the U.S. and Canada.
Malcolm Harvey Simmington Sep 23, 1937 - Aug 14, 2007
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Robert Loren Thigpin, Jr. Aug 1, 1938 - Nov 18, 2012
Obituary; Resthaven Memorial Park
Jerry Sue (Ard) Wilson Mar 10, 1938 - Jan 7, 2014
Billy Wayne Wood Sep 29, 1937 - Jul 1, 2020

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