Corsicana High School
Corsicana, Navarro County Texas


Corsicana High Classmates Index || 1957 Corsican Extract

If you have information on what ever happened to any of the CHS
Classmates of 1957, 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 .....

Gail Edward Barnes Mar 27, 1939 - Jul 17, 1961
Obituary; Hamilton-Beamon cemetery;
Downed at the City Lake
Robert B. ‘Bob’ Borden Jan 5, 1938 - Jan 17, 2009
Obituary; Forreston Cemetery, Forreston, Ellis Co., TX
Melba "Mimi" (White) Bowers Nov 27, 1938 - Apr 7, 2008
Obituary; Sunset Memorial Gardens, Odessa, Ector Co., TX
Billie Joyce (Morris) Carroll Living but has a marker at Rose Hill Cemetrery
Robert Lyndell Chapman Sep 5, 1937 - Jun 21, 2016
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery; WWII Veteran;
Appears as a junior in the 1957 yearbook
J. C. Coker Mar 5, 1939 - Apr 15, 2014
Obituary; DFW National Cemetery
Larry Joe DeMoss Oct 17, 1938 - Mar 31, 2007
Obituary; Black Hills Cemetery
Don Denbow Nov 14, 1938 - May 4, 1998
Patsy Ann Duncan Jan 19, 1939 - Sep 22, 2009
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Miriam Ruth (Lucas) Gilliam Nov 6, 1938 - Mar 31, 1993
Obituary; Washington County Memorial Gardens, Johnson Cityh, Washington Co., TN
Wayne Earl Farmer Aug 31, 1939 - Dec 12, 2007
Andrews County Cemetery, Andrews, Andrews Co., TX
Harriett (Finch) Curington Nov 2, 1938 - Oct 11, 2001
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Patsy Gullett I married Buford Petty in Oct. 1957, had two boys, divorced after 8 years of marriage, and married Ralph Dunklin in May, 1966.  We are working on our 38th year of marriage.  We have two more boys now.  Hobby is square dancing.  
Chancy Guillen
(Cant find in 1957 yearbook ...elw)
Chancy Guillen who was a 1957 class member (Jr. in '56) died in Temple, TX on Monday, July 11, 2005.  He had cancer.
Info from Janie Rodriquez Flores ('56).
Bonnie Elizabeth (Derden) Gunn I went to Travis Elementary. I lived in Corsicana until I was 26 years old. I married Johnny Gunn on December 20, 1957. We had three daughters.  We were divorced after 25 years of marriage. I am now married to Robert H. Vineyard. We have been married for 20 years. We live in Palestine.  I have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Patricia West Hays

Patricia West Hays – Class of 1957, but graduated elsewhere. Her brother Conan West graduated in 1954.  Her father was Doyle West.

Her book – The Witness Tree was published last August and is available on Amazon.com. 

“While copying her mother’s recipes, a woman reflects on what life was like in a small Texas town in the 40s and 50s, recalling the year that changed her life and the lives of those around her forever.”  The book is a trip down memory lane for those of us who grew up in those times.  It is also about how family secrets were kept in those days.  Recipes from those days follow each chapter. 

I think that she would be happy to speak to any book club or other group in Corsicana.  

She lives in Dallas. Her website is http://www.thewitnesstree.net and you can contact her there.

Liston Jasper Herod, Jr. Mar 14, 1940 - Mar 14, 2008
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Roy Eugene "Gene" Ingham
Jan 3, 1938 - Mar 5, 2019
Obituary; Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery
Charles Bryan Isbell Jun 24, 1939 - Jul 5, 2016
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Charles Johnson Feb 23, 1938 - May 5, 2021
Bettie Faye (Rash) Jones
Sep 23, 1939 - Jan 17, 2021
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Billie Joe "Bill" Milligan Jul 3, 1939 - Sep 1, 2017
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Nedom Conway Muns, III. Dr. May 11, 1939 - Aug 6, 2023
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Graduated Corsicana High School 1957, Attended Navarro 1957-1959 Baseball two years, Student Senate two years.


Maxine (Derden) Nicolas
Maxine died last summer, July 3, 2003 from cancer.  She was married to Dr. Wade Nicolas and had three children. She had been a widow for twenty five years

Submitted by her cousin, Bonnie Vineyard, also CHS Class of 1957


Patricia Marie (Clark) Owen
Attended Corsicana High School 1953 - 1957
Graduated from Corsicana High School 1957
Married James Everett Owen 1961

Has a marker at Oakwood Cemetery

Eddie Max Park May 21, 1939 - Apr 15, 2006
Obituary; Oakwood Cemetery
Mary Elizabeth (Watson) Roberson Jan 31, 1938 - Sep 2, 2012
Julia Gwin Rogers
Nov 30, 1937 – Nov 21, 2021
Obituary; Hilltop Memorial Park, Carrollton, Dallas Co., TX
James Claude Thigpen Oct 24, 1939 - Apr 5, 1965
Killed in Vietnam; Obituary
Martha (Grady) Dunlap-Washburn
July 7, 1939 - May 26, 2016
Ronald Edward Wigley Aug 4, 1938 - Feb 27, 2010

Class of 1957

James Abbie
Sue Alexander
Jeanette Allen
Ervin Andrews
Barbara Atchley
Rosemary Barker
Gail Barnes
Jenelle Basham
Jerry Bonner
Helen Burke
Earl Butler
J. C. Coker
Damon DeMoss
Larry DeMoss
Don Denbow
Maxine Derden
Darrell DeRusha
Judy Dial
Glenn Dunlap
Lockwood Duvall
Harriet Finch
Billy Flores
Janice Gray
J.D. Green
Betty Jo Greer
Henry Griffith
Chancy Guillen
June Hinds
Don Hitt
Lourine Jacobs
Sid Johnston
Jack Leach
Ruth Lucas
Donald Marr
Bobby Mayben
Johnny McNeill
Max Park
Faye Partin
Connie Patterson
Jon Pugh
Glenda Robinson
John Spurlock
Sue Stephenson
Van Talkington
James Thigpen
Caleb Threet
Eugene Walker
Joanne Warthan
Billy Washburn
Martha (Grady) Dunlap-Washburn
Brooks Wheeler
Melba White
Gene Allen Womack
Charles Wooderson
Eddie Yeager
Margaret Ruth Yelvington

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