Bogart 60th Anniversary
Walter and Edith Bogart of Corsicana recently celebrated their
60th wedding anniversary with a dinner in their honor. The
celebration was hosted by their family, Vivian and Robert
Isbell, Christie and Alan Mayer, Caide Southard, Steven Isbell
all of Corsicana, and Allison, Katelyn, Sydney and Todd Rash of
Walter and Edith were married on July 25, 1944 in Dallas. Walter
served in the Navy during World
War II and they both retired from LTV Corporation in 1980.
8/1/2004 Ford Anniversary
Bobby and Beverly Ford are celebrating their 40th wedding
They met by attending the same elementary school and church in
Bowie, Texas. They became high school sweethearts in 1962. After
they graduated in 1963, Bobby moved to Corsicana to play
football and baseball for Navarro College, while Beverly
continued working in Bowie. They married on July 31, 1964 in
Bobby and Beverly made their home in Corsicana and began their
careers. They have three children: Michelle Coker of Corsicana,
Glenn Ford of Austin and James Ford of Austin.
After many years of hard work, community involvement and putting
three children through college, Bobby and Beverly continue to
enjoy their lives together and time with family.
Bobby has retired from Union Pacific Railroad and Beverly
continues to work as a bookkeeper and receptionist.
8/1/2004 Rash Anniversary
Billy Roy and Bette Nell Rash will celebrate their fourth
anniversary July 29. They were joined in marriage that date in
Eden's Garden by the Rev. Wayne Mahoney.
Mr. and Mrs. Rash have nine children, 26 grandchildren, and
Note: this may be in error, may be
Mr. and Mrs. Geral Nichols of Corsicana celebrated their 50th
wedding anniversary Dec. 18 in Martin Hall at the First United
Methodist Church in Corsicana with family and special friends.
Geral and Bobbie Nichols were united in marriage Dec. 24, 1954,
at 6:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church parsonage in Kerens.
The Rev. Frank Gillham officiated at the wedding, his first
after becoming an ordained minister.
Bobbie's brother, Ray Scott, served as the best man, and Betty
Fink Scott attended as maid of honor. The couple made their home
Bobbie is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scott of
Kerens. She was employed by J.C. Penney Co. Inc. for 24 years,
and later owned her own business.
Geral is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.W. Nichols of
Corsicana. He was self-employed in the construction business,
and retired after serving in the Army National Guard for 24
Both are active members of the First United Methodist Church in
The celebration was hosted by the Nichols' three children, Tommy
Nichols who is a lieutenant in the Navarro County Sheriff's
Department, Marsha Stearman who is an office administrator for
Gander Mountain and Tim Nichols who worked at the K-Mart
Distribution Center for 23 years and currently owns Tim's Tires
and Wheels in Corsicana.
Joining in the celebration were the Nichols' grandchildren,
Stacy Nichols Ladd of Corsicana who is employed at Bank of
America, Brandi Stearman who is a senior at the University of
Texas at Arlington, T.J. Nichols who is a second-year student at
Navarro College employed at the Old Mexican Inn, and Justin
Stearman who is a second-year student at Navarro College
employed at Tim's Tires and Wheels.
The couple has one great grandchild, Kaliegh Ladd, who is a
student at Bowie School. Their son-in-law, Mike Stearman, is
employed in management at TruServ Corp. in Corsicana, and a
grandson-in-law, Tim Ladd, is employed at Guardian Industries in
The reception was catered by Alisia Greer of Affordable Affairs
1/16/2005 Smith 50th
Clayton Smith and the former Dorothy Jamison celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary Dec. 23. They were married in 1954 by
the Rev. Gene W. Dean in Corsicana.
The couple has two daughters including Cindy McCary and husband
Mike of Corsicana and Sheri Warner and husband Paul of
Thorndale, and son Tim C. Smith and wife Julie of Lindale.
Grandchildren are Emily McCary of Dallas, Drew McCary of
Corsicana, Josh and Tyler Warner of Thorndale, and Jared, Braden
and Mackenzie Smith of Lindale.
Dorothy Smith retired from Columbus Ave. Baptist Church
Preschool in Waco in 1992, and Clayton Smith retired from the
Texas Dept. of Public Safety in 2000. He served twenty years as
a Highway Patrolman, fourteen years as a Texas Ranger and seven
years as a civilian in the Motor Vehicle Inspection Division,
completing a total of 41 years of service.
The couple celebrated their anniversary with a cruise to Cozumel,
and during the Christmas holidays they enjoyed a trip to San
Antonio and nearby Gruene with family members.
They spent their anniversary weekend with their children and
grandchildren, enjoying a steak dinner at the family ranch at
Grape Creek. A family portrait was presented to them in honor of
July 3, 2005 -
Billie Lou Gorman of Roane and Charles Afton “Bid” Sheets of
Chatfield were married July 23, 1945 at 2 p.m. in the Methodist
parsonage at Chatfield with Pastor James Williams officiating.
In honor of their 60th wedding anniversary, their family
attended a surprise celebration June 19 at Wesley United
Methodist Church in Corsicana.
In attendance were their sons, Jerry Sheets of Salt Lake City,
Utah; Anthony Sheets of Corsicana; and their daughter Casina
Sheets-Cobb and husband Larry of Carrollton.
Also present were five of their six grandchildren including
Michael Sheets, Michelle Sheets-Mizerak and husband A.J. (Andrew
John) of Salt Lake City, Utah; Christine Sheets-Tyykila and
husband Randall of Corsicana; Paul Orsborn of Carrollton; and
Terry Shelton of Tyler.
Terry Shelton’s wife Stephanie and their daughter Madelyn,
granddaughter of Casina Sheets-Cobb, were unable to attend.
Shawn Shelton of Tyler also was unable to attend, but was
represented by his wife Amy and their daughter Ava,
granddaughter of Casina Sheets-Cobb.
In addition, six more of the couple’s eight great- grandchildren
were present including Zachary, Tryston, and Kirkland Mizerak of
Salt Lake City, Utah, children of Michelle Sheets-Mizerak and
grandchildren of Jerry Sheets; Myriam Sheets, and Crystal and
Elizabeth Tyykila of Corsicana, children of Christine Sheets-Tyykila
and grandchildren of Anthony Sheets.
Don Chenault of Chatfield, nephew of “Bid” Sheets, was present
July 3, 2005 -
Hobart and Jean Hilliard of Kerens will celebrate 60 years of
marriage July 9 at 2 p.m. at Lighthouse of Praise, 200 E. Collin
St. in Corsicana.
They were married July 5, 1945, in Canyon.
Brandon Burden, the son of Pastors Larry and Kathy Burden, and
youth pastor of Kingdom Life Christian Center of Frisco, will
lead his grandparents in a ceremony renewing their vows.
A reception will follow and friends are invited to attend,
however the family has requested no gifts please.
The couple has four children including Larry Hilliard and wife
Linda of Hewitt, Kathy and Larry Burden of Frisco, Rick and
Kathy Hilliard of Tallahassee, Fla., and the late Dennis
In addition, they have seven grandsons, a granddaughter and one
The couple has planned an Alaskan cruise to celebrate their
July 3, 2005 - Boyd
Robert and Helen Boyd celebrated their 50th wedding
anniversary June 24-26 with their family at the Gaylord Texan
Resort in Dallas.
Robert Boyd and the former Helen Bonner were married June 25,
1955, in Corsicana at Westminster Presbyterian Church.
Hosting the party were the couple’s children Mack and Molly Boyd
of Ennis, and Jane and Jerry Williams of Waxahachie along with
Jean O’Leary and Bobby Bonds of Dallas.
Also, in attendance were the couple’s grandchildren Kaitlin,
Sara, and Lindsey Williams along with Jamie and Rob Boyd.
The couple has lived in Eureka on the Boyd family farm and ranch
for 50 years. Robert Boyd is retired from the former Federal
Crop Insurance Corporation and continues to work part time in
the crop insurance business. Helen Boyd is a homemaker. Both are
active members of the Westminster Presbyterian Church as they
continue to operate their farm and ranch which has been in the
family for more than 100 years.
Rev & Mrs. Abe Mulkey - 40th Anniversary - Dec 15, 1909
J. S. Russell -
65th - Oct 18, 1925
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gardner of Corsicana are pleased to announce the
engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter Bethany Ann to
Josh Martin of Frost.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rex Folmar of
Winkler, and Mr. and Mrs. Gene Gardner Sr. of Huntsville, and
great-granddaughter of Mrs. H.W. Binford of Conroe.
She is a
1999 graduate of Corsicana High School and a 2004 graduate of the
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with a bachelor of science in nursing
degree. She is currently employed by Scott and White Hospital in Temple
as a registered nurse.
The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Martin of Frost. He is
the grandson of Mary Helen Green and the late Irvin Green of Frost, and
Dorothy Martin and the late Charles Martin of Frost.
He is a 1996 graduate of Frost High School and a graduate of Texas A&M
University with a bachelor of agriculture economics degree in 2000 and a
master of agribusiness degree in 2001. He is currently employed by
Corsicana National Bank and Trust as a loan officer.
The wedding will take place July 1 at Second Avenue Baptist Church in
N. Manfred & Minnie Mae Van Nort
Corsicana Daily Sun
August 21, 1922
Former Corsicana Girl Married in New York
The following which appeared In the Dallas Times Herald Sunday
concerning the marriage of Miss Minnie Mae Van Nort will be of
interest to her many Corsicana friends. She is a granddaughter
of Mrs. S. J. Van Nort of this city.
The notice in The Times Herald was as follows:
Announcement has been received of the marriage In New York,
August 16 of Miss Minnie Mae Van Nort daughter of Mrs. Alice
McAfee Van Nort, formerly of Dallas, to Charles N. Manfred, a
publisher of that city.
Mrs. Manfred has been a prominent soloist of New York, singing
for the last two years at the First Methodist Episcopal Church
During the war she was active In relief work and organized the
"Cheer a Buddy Club” which continues as an entertaining
organization in various hospitals. Mr. and Mrs. Manfred are
spending their honeymoon in the Bermudas. Upon their return In
November they will open their home in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Submitted by James
H. Douglas, Michigan
Arlis Rankin Franch & Clara Zolema (Breedlove) French
Mrs. French to note Golden Wedding
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. French, 500 South 27th
St., will celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary
Sunday, July 17. A reception will be given in their honor at
the Navarro Mills Baptist Church Fellowship Hall from 2:30 until
5 p.m. by their children.
Mr. and Mrs. French were married at
Emmett July 16, 1927. She is the former Clara Zolema
Breedlove. They have three daughters, Mrs. Glen Taylor of
Amarillo, Mrs. Dean Melton of Dresden, and Mrs. Wayne Richards
of Andrews; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Their children invite friends and
relatives to share in this anniversary occasion.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, July 14, 1977
Were married July 16, 1927 at
Emmett, Navarro County, Texas
Arlis died Nov 18, 1979, Clara died
Jan 25, 2002. They are buried at Restland Memorial
Park in Dallas, TX
William Franklin Morris & Nancy Jane "Jennie" (Moreland) Morris
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, Oct 16, 1962
Oscar James Skinner Sr & Etta May (Patterson) Skinner
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Nov 26, 1957
Moore - Mary Delle Bills
The Corsican Semi-Weekly Light (Corsicana, Texas) July 23, 1946
Charles Edward "Charley" Roney and Myrtle (Young) Roney