Obituaries - Page 90186

 


Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas


HOME



 

Samuel T. "Melton" Shepherd
Apr 26, 1928 - Jan 13, 2008

 

Samuel T. "Melton" Shepherd
Services for Samuel T. “Melton” Shepherd, 79, Tyler will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Shiloh Road Church of Christ with Mike Warner and Mark Edge officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, near Corsicana, under the direction of Burks Walker Tippitt Funeral Directors, Tyler. Mr. Shepherd died January 13, 2008, in Tyler. He was born April 26, 1928, in Navarro County, Texas to the late Walter T. Shepherd and Lovie L. Bonner Shepherd Chavers. He is retired from Kelly Springfield and a member of the Shiloh Road Church of Christ. Survivors include his wife of 57 years Bettye Shepherd of Tyler; sons, Steven L. Shepherd of Murchison, Kenneth R. Shepherd of Tyler and Melton “Bear” Shepherd of Tyler; sisters, Jacquie Rash of Corsicana, Linda Condor of Kemp, Pat Welch of Kemp and Sue Haick of Dallas; 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Darwin Thomas, Travis Hunt, Joe Odom Weldon Booth, Jim Armstrong, James Farmer, J.D. Osborn and Lester Burkett. Honorary pallbearers are Dennis Pridgen, Bill Buhler, Jim Patillo and members of the Shiloh Road Prime Timers. Family visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701 or East Texas Christian Academy, 1801 Shiloh Rd., Tyler, 75703.
 

Notes:


Annie Evelyn (Jones) Sims
Nov 11, 1914 - Jan 12, 2008

 

Evelyn Jones Sims
Evelyn Jones Sims, 93, of Streetman passed away Saturday, Jan. 12, 2008. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Cade Cemetery with the Rev. O. E. Perminter officiating. Pallbearers will be Jimmie Ross Young, F. A. Coleman, J. R. Wagner, B. J. Coker, James C. Cooper, Calvert A. Carroll, and Danny Ray Richardson. Mrs. Sims was born Nov. 11, 1914 in Richland. She was preceded in death by her husband George A. Sims in 1999; father, Charles Lafayette Jones; and mother, Texie Hill Jones. Mrs. Sims is survived by daughters, Diane and husband Wiley Garrett of Athens, Ga. and Nicole and husband Charles Mitchell of Hewitt, Texas; grandchildren, Maurie Mitchell of Hewitt, Charles Sims Mitchell of Lorena, Megan Carnes of Athens, Ga., and Jonathan Garrett of Athens, Ga.; great-grandchildren, Sutton Garrett, Reagan Garrett and Keaton Garrett. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

 

Notes:

-------

Evelyn Jones Sims
Evelyn Jones Sims, 93, of Streetman passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2008 in Wortham. She was born on November 11, 1914 in Richland to Charles Lafayette Jones and Texie Hill Jones.

Visitation will be held Monday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Cade Cemetery in Streetman with Bro. O.E. Permenter officiating. Pallbearers will be Jimmie Ross Young, B.J. Coker, James C. Cooper, F.A. Coleman, J.R. Wagner, Calvert A. Carroll, and Danny Ray Richardson.

Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband George A. Sims in 1999 and parents. Survivors include: Daughters; Diane Garrett and husband Wiley of Athens, GA and Nicole Mitchell and husband Charles of Hewitt. Grandchildren: Maurie Mitchell of Hewitt, Charles Sims Mitchell of Lorena, Megan Carnes of Athens, GA., and Jonathan Garrett of Athens, GA. Great grandchildren: Sutton Garrett, Reagan Garrett, and Keaton Garrett.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Cade Cemetery or First Baptist Church of Streetman.
 


Flora G. (Berryhill) Edwards
Mar 19, 1918 - Jan 10, 2008

Flora G. Berryhill Edwards
Flora G. Berryhill Edwards passed away on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008. Flo went to be with her Lord in peace. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery. Flo was born March 19, 1918, in the Drane community to A. J. Berryhill and Lillie Belle Adams Berryhill. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Edwards; parents, A. J. Berryhill and Lillie Belle Berryhill; four brothers, four sisters and several nieces and nephews. She is survived by a stepson-in-law Danny Edwards and wife Lana and their children of Hunt; nephews, Lester Easley and wife Maxine, and Kenneth Berryhill, all of Corsicana, Kirby Berryhill of Waco, and Nolan Dockery of Ennis; nieces, Barbara Abbe and Wynonia McDaniel, both of Corsicana, Karen Jones and Vickey Heathcoat of Corpus Christi; and also great-nieces and nephews who loved Flo very much. The family of Flo would like to express their appreciation for the love and care of Flo during the 3 1/2 years at Heritage Oaks. God bless all of you who took good care of her. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 

Notes:


 

B. J. "Bobby" Johnson
Aug 12, 1929 - Jan 9, 2008

 

B. J. "Bobby" Johnson
B. J. Johnson, 78, went to his heavenly home on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2008.Visitation and fellowship will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St. A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. B. J. “Bobby” Johnson was born Aug. 12, 1929, in Ennis, to his beloved mother, Anna Mae Brigance Johnson, and father, Robert Joseph Johnson. Bobby’s childhood was spent in Houston, Corsicana and ultimately Fairfield. His large frame was an asset to the Fairfield High School football team. He began working very young. He sold newspapers on Beaton Street as a little boy. Bobby drove a bread truck and one day gave away every loaf of bread in the truck and that career was over. Bobby’s mother was his first and great love. She raised him in hard times and taught him about hard work, the importance and love of family, honor and respect. He often reflected on how she managed to present him with a bicycle on the $9 a week that she earned. He joined the U.S. Army when he was 17 and was stationed in Korea during wartime. He noted there was a time when he missed his mother so much he cried. He almost froze to death in the trenches over there and never forgot that cold. He proudly served our country for three years. Upon his return to Texas, Bobby worked as a Dallas police officer for two years. He enjoyed law enforcement but ultimately returned to Fairfield and started a business with his father. Bobby had one old truck that he noted he worked on every night and drove every day. Trucking became his passion and this one truck business gave birth to “Johnson Trucking” that operated over 100 MACK trucks running up and down the highways of Texas. Bobby was mathematically gifted and became vice president of E.W. Hable and Sons. He loved building highways and the challenges of using his wit at the monthly Austin Highway biddings with Bob Hable. Bobby had great pride in all that he set out to accomplish. There will be lasting touches of his work in our city of Corsicana, to the borders of East Texas and even to Houston. It pleased Bobby to know that there were few roads in this state that we could drive on that he had not either repaired or built. Any one that has had the privilege of knowing Bobby knows that he lived life in a very big way. Not just on certain days, but every day. He lived life freely like many of us only dream of. He was a self made man driven by hard work and the memory of growing up with so little. Even as recently as last week B.J. was looking forward to new work projects and exploring new medical procedures to enable him to continue to enjoy life. Bobby loved his Heavenly Father and he expressed that love to his friends and family in the same grand way he approached each aspect of his life. His faith was evident in his generous spirit. He was a giver. His love for our Lord grew and became such a part of him. He was never as happy as the day that he felt instrumental in bringing his only brother to accept Jesus as his personal Savior. His joy that day was something to behold. He was not shy about asking people if Jesus was a part of their lives. He never looked at a mountain range or the stars in the sky without standing in awe of our Creator. As a family we have the peace knowing that our Bobby is with his Heavenly Father enjoying paradise with him. Luke 23:43 — Jesus answered him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.” Those of us that knew Bobby knew he loved to fly. He was a licensed pilot. He flew to Dallas with his dear friend Doug York to purchase his first airplane and to Doug’s dismay, took off without him to return to Corsicana and laughingly told us of almost taking out the historic red horse atop a building in downtown Dallas. He greatly enjoyed all the aspects of hunting, camping and feeding the hunters, but Bobby really never shot anything. Don Richards has many of those stories to tell. He enjoyed animals of all kinds. The cattle he owned were all named and a holiday did not go by without a bunny, goat or duck swimming in the sink. He always wanted a chimp, their antics made him laugh — it was a purchase for the future.His work breaks were not in a coffee room but maybe a game of wits with his domino and card club. He loved to stop in and visit. Bobby’s charisma charmed even his doctor. Dr. Melissa Carry of Baylor Medical in Dallas has orchestrated every detail of Bobby’s medical challenges for nine years and has become so very dear to our family. She desperately tried to overcome the challenges he was facing knowing in her heart if there was any man that could triumph over medical challenges, it would be Bobby Johnson. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Joseph Johnson; his beloved mother, Anna Mae Brigance Johnson; sister, Mildred Johnson; and his beloved brother, James Edward Johnson. He leaves behind his firstborn daughter, Debra Johnson; two sons, John Edward and Christopher Robin; his youngest daughter, Bonnie Jill; grandson, Andrew; his much beloved granddaughters, Victoria Ashton, Brooklyn Jade, Jordan Nicole, Bailey Robin and Staci Ann; and nieces and nephews. He shall never cease to be missed. No one can ever take his place or ever fill his shoes. Next to his family, he loved far too many to name but you know in your heart who you are. Those of you in city positions were much more to him than just business acquaintances. He cherished his relationships with each of you and we shall miss each new story in regards to daily events. Condolences may be sent to: The B. J. Johnson Family, 1227 W. Third Ave., Corsicana, TX 75110.Donations in honor of Bobby may be made to the Navarro County Food Pantry, the American Cancer Society or the American Heart Association. Bobby was the most generous and giving man we all have ever known. He never said no to anyone that needed help. It was Bobby’s nature to give to the living. Bobby’s final gift was to donate his heart for study in hopes of benefiting even one human being. Bobby had a code of honor from days gone by that made him so special. His respect for his mother, family, friends and work can never be forgotten. Incredible father, grandfather, businessman, gentleman and friend. He leaves an amazing legacy. A dear friend sent her condolences and a quote she felt captured the essence of Bobby. We, as a family, agree with her. “When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night.” — William Shakespeare May we take the love that Bobby has shared with each of us and pass it on. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 

Notes:


 

Julia Ruth (Echols) Russell
Sep 14, 1916 - Jan 9, 2008

 

Julia Ruth Russell
Julia Ruth Russell, 91, of Corsicana passed away Jan. 9, 2008. She was born Sept. 14, 1916, to Obediah and Mamie Echols in Warren. Ruth married Don Russell and was a homemaker. She was a devoted member of First Baptist Church and loved her Sunday school class and Bible study every Sunday. She was also a “take charge” person and loved to help others. Some of her favorite pastimes were playing Bingo and Skip-Bo. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jeff Elmore, Joel Elmore, Chris Elmore, Edd Russell, Tom Echols Jr., and Eugene Teague. Surviving Ruth are her daughter, Donna and her husband Ronald Elmore of Frost; son, Randy Russell and his wife Jill of Dallas; grandsons, Jeff Elmore and his wife Amy of Las Cruses, N.M., Joel Elmore and his wife Jan of Frost, and Edd Russell of Austin; granddaughter, Juli Willmott of Weatherford; great-grandsons, Chris Elmore, Kenneth Elmore, Joshua Elmore, Brock Elmore and Eddy Russell; great-granddaughters, Lindy Willmott, Morgan Elmore and Anna Elmore; and brother, Thomas Echols of Baytown. Preceding Ruth in death were her husband, Don Russell; infant son, Donald Russell Jr.; brothers, William Echols and Carl Echols; sisters, Margaret Cranford and Mary Lee Sanders. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

 

Notes:


Lottie Irene Spencer
May 28, 1918 - Jan 10, 2008

 

Lottie Irene Spencer, 89, resident of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 10, 2008, at Health Care and Rehab in Corsicana. She was born on May 28, 1918, in Huntington to Herbert Spencer and Jessie Mason Spencer. Lottie retired from Corsicana Savings and Loan where she worked in accounting as a bookkeeper. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Visitation will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be held at 3 p.m. in the chapel with Brother Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Survivors include many nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 

Notes:


 

Verlie Bowers

Mar 7, 1922 - Jan 8, 2008

 

Verlie Bowers
Verlie Bowers, 85, of Roscoe passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Sweetwater. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be grandsons. Mrs. Bowers was born March 7, 1922, in Natalia. She faithfully attended Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana. She later moved to Douglasville, Ga., and was a member of Dorset Shoals Baptist Church, and then moved to Sweetwater three years ago to be close to family. She was preceded in death by her husband, William “Shorty” Bowers. Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice and Mabel Bowers of Wichita Falls, William and Meroe Bowers of Murfreesboro, Tenn., and Paul and Rosalee Bowers of Lakewood Village; daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie J. and Jess Lambert of Roscoe, Martha and Bill Barnebee of Stafford, Va., and Phoebe and Kent Barton of Lithia Springs, Ga.; stepson and wife, Chois and Dot Bowers of Lawton, Okla.; stepdaughter and husband, Daisy and Delip Kotwal of Dallas; 19 grandchildren; numerous great and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Wilson Rackley of San Antonio and Jimmy Rackley of Phoenix, Ariz.; and sisters, Nell Gore of Fairfield, Elizabeth Rogers of Fort Worth and Eva Lea Bullard and husband Curtis of San Antonio; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Research, U. T. Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75235; or Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW Post 3366, 4609 W. State Highway 31, Corsicana, TX 75110. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:


 

Alton Darrell Williams

Jun 2, 1931 - Jan 8, 2008

 

Alton Williams
Alton Darrell Williams, having resided in Kingsland since July 2007 coming from Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, in Llano, at the age of 76. He was born on June 2, 1931, to Juanita (Cumbie) and Hobert Williams in Coryell County. Mr. Williams was employed as a purchasing agent with Dow Chemical Company, having retired after 30 years of service in Freeport, and served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He was married to Joyce Williams on Dec. 5, 1998, in Corsicana. Mr. Williams was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Juanita Burns Williams. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce Williams of Kingsland, and her extended family as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends; brother, Hobert Williams of Granbury; special cousin, Margaret Armstrong of Fort Worth, Texas; and his best friend, Don Nicholson of Angleton. Mr. Williams was a gentle, kind, loving person, that was loved by all and will be sadly missed. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes Inc., Kingsland.

 

Notes:


 

Edward Napoleon Young
Aug 13, 1898 - Jul 14, 1989

Edward Young
Edward (Poly) Young, 90, of Lubbock, died July 14, 1989 in Lubbock.
Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Interment will be in the Brushie Prairie Cemetery.
He was born Aug. 13, 1898 in Anderson County. He had lived in Lubbock since 1941. he was a retried foreman for a lumber company.
Survivors include his wife, Nannie E. Young of Lubbock; one son, Jessie W. Young of West Fork, Ark.; one grandson, Jessie W. Young Jr. of Las Vegas; one great-grandson, Gary Don Cortts of Pebble Beach, Calif.,; one brother, Eddie Young of Fort Worth; one sister, Marie Taggett of Arlington; a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Manuel Gomez, Johnnie Gomez, Marlon Mahoney, Charles Robinson, Richard Leyendecker and Gary Tyner.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jul 17, 1898

  • SSDI: EDWARD N YOUNG; 13 Aug 1898; 14 Jul 1989; Lubbock, Lubbock Co., TX

  • TXDI: Young, Edward Napoleon; 07-14-1989; Lubbock; Male



Sharron Beth (Davidson) Thompson
Dec 1, 1941 - Jul 17, 1989

Sharon Thompson
Sharon Beth (Davidson) Thompson, 47, of Ennis, died July 17, 1989 in the Ennis Care Center.
Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was born Dec. 1, 1941 in Dallas. She had lived in Ennis since 1970.
Survivors include one son, Michael Thompson of Dallas; her mother, Mary E. Grissom of Mabank; two brothers, Raymond Davidson Jr. of Ferris, and Jackie C. Davidson of Ennis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

----

Sharron Beth (Davidson) Thompson, 47, of Ennis, died July 17, 1989 in the Ennis Care Center.

Services are 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. A.L. Cronk officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 1, 1941 in Dallas. She had lived in Ennis since 1970. She was employed as a secretary for Atlantic-Richfield Co. in Dallas where she retired in 1976 due to ill health. She was a member of the Christian Community Church in DeSoto and attended the Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Oak Valley while residing at Northside Nursing Center.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kelley Renee Kyle in 1962, and her father, Raymond Odell Davidson in 1949.

Survivors include her husband, Hoyt Thompson of Garland; one son, Michael Thompson of Dallas; three step-sons, Marcus Thompson, Dale Thompson and Terry Thompson; her mother and step-father, Mary and W.W. Grissom of Mabank; two brothers, Raymond Davidson Jr. of Ferris and Jackie C. Davidson of Ennis; one step-sister, Carol Ramsey of Kemp; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Davidson III, Robert L. Davidson, Jackie C. Davidson Jr., James Arnold Davidson, Bobby Davidson and Brit Vanderford.

Notes:



Norman Everett Brister

Jul 29, 1911 - Jul 15, 1989


Norman E. Brister
Norman E. Brister, 78, of Corsicana died July 15, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 10 a.m. today at the First United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Ken Shultz and James French officiating. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
He was a member o the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Peggy and Jimmy Russell of Navarro Mills, Faye and Jack Leach of Duncanville, and Jean and Don Whitten of Navarro Mills; one brother, Elbert Brister of Corsicana; two sisters, Grace Ward of Alpine, and Lera Yenchik of Dallas; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Y. M. Putman, Jerry Jordan, Bill Horton, Noal Furra, T. H. Furra, and Ordway Ferrell.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jul 17, 1898

  • TXDI: Norman Everett Brister; 07-15-1989; Navarro

  • SSDI: NORMAN E BRISTER; 29 Jul 1911; 15 Jul 1989


Mina Elgan Ray
Feb 26, 1903 - Jul 16, 1989

Mina Ray
Mina E. Ray, 80, of Corsicana, died July 16, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Horace Crowder officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
He was born Feb. 26, 1903 in Powell. He had lived in Corsicana for the past nine years. He was a retired pumper for the American Oil company. He was a member of the Emanuel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mina Ray of Corsicana; one son, Donald Ray of Richardson; two daughters, Delores A Ray of Richardson, and Charlsey Greenlee of Plano; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Fama Watson of Corsicana, and Edna Bond of Midland.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:


Thomas Jackson Roe
May 27 1886 - Nov 7, 1954

T. J. Roe Rites Tuesday Morning.
Funeral services for T. J. Roe, 68, who died in Waco Sunday night following a two years' illness, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.
A native of Kerens, Roe resided in Corsicana most of his life. He served several years as constable of Precinct 1 and at the time he was taken ill, he was a policeman at Kaufman.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, C. W. Roe, Waco, and Wilson Roe, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. E. L. Charles and Mrs. Louise Britton, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ernest Buchanan, Tucson, Ariz.; mother, Mrs. G. A. Edwards, Clarendon; eight grandchildren; two brothers, J. F. Roe, Barry, and J. A. Roe, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. O. (Cap) Curington, Bill King, Gordon Collins, Ira March, Walker Threet, Joe H. Gibson, Clint Paschall and Homer Reanes.

Notes:


Maria Coleman Hamilton

? - 1931

WIDOW OF FORMER CORSICANAN TO BE BURIED TUESDAY
Mrs Maria Coleman Hamilton died in Galveston early Monday morning, according to information received by relatives and the body will arrive in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon on the 5:18 Southern Pacific lines train and will be taken to Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made. The service will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church here.
Mrs Hamilton was the wife of the late T. L. Hamilton who was reared here, a brother of Guy Hamilton of Corsicana, and a son of the late J. D. Hamilton.
Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light, Tues. Oct 6, 1931



Mrs. L. Evans

? - 1932


Mother Corsicana Man Passed Away In San Antonio
Mrs. L. Evans, mother of M. Evans of Corsican, died Tuesday morning at her home in San Antonio, and funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. M. Evans attended the funeral.
The deceased was well known here, having visited relatives and friends here on a number of occasions.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, M. Evans, Corsicana; Clem Evans, San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Phil Swortz, Raymondgille; Mrs Max Grossman, San Antonio; and Misses Helen and Rose Evans of San Antonio.
 

Notes:



Major Alexander Jones

Sep 21, 1872 - Nov 5, 1954


M. A. Jones rites Held Saturday
M. A. Jones, 83, retired carpenter, 215 West Fourth Avenue, native of Robertson county, Texas died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday night.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.
Surviving are five nieces. Mrs. Charlie King and Mrs. J. C. Freeman, both of Corsicana; Mrs Jess Wood, Athens; Mrs Eunice Toler Port Arthur, and Mrs. Rhe McLeod, Bremond; three nephews, Harry Jones, Athens; Ernest Jones, Dallas and Van Jones Bremond, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Van King, James King, Donald Lynn Freeman., Monty Ray Freeman, Aldon Wood and J. L. Curtis.

Notes:

  • paper and dates not noted.



W. T. Kinslow, Rev.

? - Nov 1954


Rev. W. T. Kinslow Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Rev. W. T. Kinslow, 85, retired Methodist minister, 2012 West Collin street, who died in Hubbard early Tuesday were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hubbard Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church; Rev J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills charge and Rev. Marvin Dailey, Methodist minister of Mexia.
A native of Arkansas, he served many years in the Central Texas Methodist district before retiring from the active ministry.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. H. P. Sammons and Mrs. James W. Scott, both of Hubbard; two sons, Thomas Kinslow, Beaumont and Paul Kinslow, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Shelby Hicks, W. Art Martin; L. I. Griffin, T. L. Carlisle, W. H. Brown and Walter Hayes.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Nov 12, 1954


Leila Sue (Leonard) Carroll

Aug 26, 1878 - Nov 9, 1954

Mrs. L. H. Carroll Dies at Kerens
KERENS, Nov. 10 - (Spl) - Mrs L. H. Carroll, Sr., 76, died at her home here Tuesday morning following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church of which she was a long-time member and worker. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery.
Mrs. Carroll was a native of Lewisburg, Tenn., but came to Texas when 15 years of age. She taught in the Corsicana public schools prior to her marriage, December 18, 1912. She resided at Kerens since her marriage.
Surviving are her husband, a son, L. H. Carroll Jr.; a granddaughter, Patsy Ann Carroll, all of Kerens; and a sister, Mrs. P. H. Loggins, Corsicana.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Nov 12, 1954



Mrs. L. H. Carroll Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Nov. 9 –(Spl)—Mrs. L. H. Carroll, Sr., 76, died at her home here Tuesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church, of which she was a long-time member and worker. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Carroll was a native of Lewisburg, Tenn., but came to Texas when 15 years of age. She taught in the Corsicana public schools prior to her marriage, December 18, 1912. She resided at Kerens since her marriage.

Surviving are her husband, a son, L. H. Carroll, Jr.; a granddaughter, Patsy Ann Carroll, all of Kerens; and a sister, Mrs. P. H. Loggins, Corsicana.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 9, 1954
  • w/o Luther Homer Carroll, Sr. d/o William Jasper Leonard and Hettie Elizabeth (Kercheval) Leonard buried in Head Springs cemetery, Marshall Co, Tenn.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Alexander Sands, Jr.

Jul 9, 1901 - Nov 9, 1954

Wednesday Rites For John Sands
Funeral rites for John A. Sands, 53, who died of a heart attack at Franklin early Tuesday. were held Wednesday with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.
Services were held Wednesday in Franklin at 10 a.m. and graveside rites were held at the Chatfield cemetery Wednesday at 3 p.m.
Reared at Chatfield, Sands, a graduate of Southwestern University, Georgetown, had been a school executive for many years. He formerly was superintendent of the Emhouse and Richland schools and at the time of his death was a supervisory official of the Robertson county schools.
Surviving are his wife of Franklin; a son, Jack Sands, Ogden, Utah; two daughters, Mrs. Billy Buck, Lubbock, and Mrs. Bobby Reeves; Franklin; three brothers, C. C. Sands, Corsicana; Leo and Lloyd Sands, both of Chatfield; a sister, Mrs. Lola Gaines, Chatfield, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were nephews.
Corley directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Nov 12, 1954



F. Odom
abt 1876 - Nov 1954


Mrs. F. Odom Rites Thursday
WORTHAM, Nov. 18 - (Spl) Funeral services for Mrs. Frances F. Odom, 78, of Wortham, who died in Memorial hospital Corsicana, Wednesday, were held from the First Baptist Church here Thursday at 3 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. E. P. Coe, pastor assisted by a grandson, Rev. O. D. Dyess, Baptist minister, Tyler.
Mrs. Odom, the widow of the Late W. N. Odom, suffered a stroke several days ago.
She was a native of Angelina County, Texas, and had resided in Wortham for many years. She was a member of the Baptist church; Surviving are two sons, W. W. Odom, Wortham, and Epp Odom, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Roger Seely, Wortham; Mrs. Dempsey, Dyess, Tyler; Mrs. Grady Sloan. New Orleans, and Mrs. Margaret Morrow, Waco; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. One grandson, Johnny Morrow, is head of the Waco parks and recreation department.
Burleson Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Nov. 19, 1954


Arthur Loyd Howard
1912 - 1954

Monday Services for Loyd Howard
DAWSON, Nov. 15 (Spl) - Funeral services for Loyd Howard, 42, Dawson merchant marine who was suffocated Friday off the New Orleans coast, were held from the Methodist church here Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor and Rev. W. O. Sstes <?> pastor of the first Baptist Church.
Howard suffocated in the pump room of the tanker SS San Jacinto along with Cecil F. Fountain of Center, Texas. Carbon monoxide gas caused the deaths, according to the coroner's verdict, it was learned here.
the tanker was en route to the Port of Houston and a Coast Guard cutter removed the bodies and returned them to New Orleans Friday night. Wolfe Funeral Home returned Howard's body to Dawson Saturday night.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clyde Howard and a son, Bill Howard, both of Dawson; three brothers, George T. Weaver, Greenville; Carroll Weaver, Houston; C. W. Howard; three sisters Mrs. Bruce Watson and Mrs. Carroll Boswell, both of Barry, and Clara Dell Howard; a step-brother, Jim Weaver, Mexia; a step-sister Mrs. Charlie Measles, Mexia; step-father, George Weaver, Sr., Wortham; and step-mother, Mrs. Mattie B. Howard. West Texas and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Charlie Fondren, R. D. Hill, Melvin Jordan, W. A. Lancaster, V. M. Freeze, Wardeen Teakell, Clyde Roloff and Arthur Boldin.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Floyd Weems Henderson
Feb 25, 1906 - Nov 14, 1954


F. W. Henderson Is Fatally Shot At Home Sunday
Floyd W. (Dick) Henderson, 48, Retreat community, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Sunday morning. He had been shot in the chest with a .22 rifle at his home.
His wife, Mrs. Kathryn Henderson, Retreat, is a liberty on bond of $1,500 after waiving examining trial before Judge P. H. Geraughty Sunday morning on a formal complaint for murder, signing by Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse. The case will be presented to the Navarro county grand jury when it reconvenes.

Rites Held Monday.
funeral services for Henderson were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.
Sheriff Pevehouse said that the shooting occurred about 4 a.m. Sunday and that a neighbor brought the victim and his wife to Corsicana. Mr. Henderson later was brought to the county jail by City Officer Chapman where she remained until the hearing before the magistrate later in the morning.

Scuffle Over Rifle.
The Sheriff quoted the widow as saying the shooting was accidental and that it followed an argument .... (CONTINUED ON PAGE 3) ... Corsicana Semi Weekly Light, Nov 12, 1954

 

Notes:


Minnie Lee (Clark) Mahone
Jul 15, 1879 - Jan 4, 1934

 

BLOOMING GROVE WOMAN WAS BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 6. - (Spl) - Funeral services were held Friday afternoon for Mrs. J. T. Mahone, age 55, who died Thursday night, from the First Baptist church. The services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Gibson, pastor, assisted by Rev. J. J. Sikes. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Thurman Mahone, Blooming Grove; four daughters, Mrs. Henry Phillips, Italy; Mrs. Marvin Burns, Dawson; Mrs. Charles Rhoads, Blooming Grove; Mrs. George Robinson, Blooming Grove.
McCormick Funeral Services had charge of the funeral.

 

Notes:


John Henry Radney Sr.
Apr 14, 1882 - Jan 3, 1934

 

VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT BURIED DRESDEN SATURDAY

Funeral rites for John Radney, 51, Rural Shade, who was killed in an auto accident on Highway 31 Wednesday night, were held at the Dresden church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church here.
Surviving are three sons, John Radney, Jr., William Radney and George Doyle Radney, all of Rural Shade; a daughter, Mrs. Eva McCollum, Houston; six grandchildren, a brother, Charles Radney, Clarendon; two half sisters, Mrs. Annie Howell and Mrs. Ella Perry, both of Kerens; and four half-brothers, Clyde Radney, Roe Radney and Floyd Radney, all of Houston, and Sam Radney, McCullough county.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Lost McCollum, Hewett Scott, Robert Scott, Bob Smith, Earl Bruner and Lynn Bruner.

 

Notes:

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VICTIM OF AUTO ACCIDENT SATURDAY
Funeral services for John Radney, 51, Rural Shade, who was instantly killed Wednesday night on Highway 31 several miles east of Corsicana when he was struck by an automobile driven by Andrew McClung of Kerens, will be held from the Dresden church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.
Officers who investigated the affair reported the accident was unavoidable. Radney and Freeland Hart, also of Rural Shade, had stopped their car on the highway to fix a flat tire.
Surviving are three sons, John Radney, Jr., William Radney and George Doyle Radney, all of the Rural Shade community; a daughter, Mrs. Eva McCollum, Houston; six grandchildren, a brother, Charles Radney, Clarendon; two half-sisters, Mrs. Annie Howell and Mrs. Ella Perry, both of Kerens; and four half-brothers, Clyde Radney, Roe Radney and Floyd Radney, all of Houston; and Sam Radney, McCullough county.
Hart received critical injuries in the accident. Both legs were broken and other injuries were reported. P. and S. Hospital attaches reported Friday that Hart was in a very critical condition.
The Radney funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:


Woodrow Royce 'Woody' Massey
Feb 16, 1920 - Jan 15, 2008

 

Woodrow Royce 'Woody' Massey

Woodrow Royce “Woody” Massey passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was the only child of John M. Massey Jr. and Lilla Coates Massey. He was born on Feb. 16, 1920, in Kerens. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a cattle rancher. He was a member of Kerens Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pauline Massey; his daughter and son-in-law, Lou Ann and Scott Armstrong, and grandson, Kyle Armstrong, all of Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

-------

Woodrow Royce ‘Woody’ Massey

Woodrow Royce “Woody” Massey passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was the only child of John M. Massey Jr. and Lilla Coates Massey. He was born on Feb. 16, 1920, in Kerens. He was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a cattle rancher. He was a member of Kerens Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Pauline Massey; his daughter and son-in-law, Lou Ann and Scott Armstrong, and grandson, Kyle Armstrong, all of Corsicana.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Ron Motley officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Don Blevins, Michael Hernandez, Larry Anderton, Ricky Hernandez, Buddy Mackey, Eric Melton and Brian Matthews.

Memorials may be made in memory of “Woody” Massey to Kerens Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:


Larry Gene Bonner
Feb 10, 1947 - Jan 15, 2008

 

Larry Gene Bonner
Larry Gene Bonner, 60, of Mart passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at his residence. He was born Feb. 10, 1947, to Clarence and Ora Lee Bonner in Corsicana. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. He is survived by his parents, Clarence and Ora Lee Bonner of Corsicana; sister and brother-in-law, Bonnie and Bobby McNeeley of Corsicana; nephew, Terry McNeeley and his wife Marie of McKinney; niece, Regina Garcia of Corsicana; and two great-nieces, Alex Garcia of Corsicana and Chloe McNeeley of McKinney. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Notes:


 

Stevie Ray Williams
Mar 16, 1942 - Jan 14, 2008

 

Steve Williams
Steve Williams, 65, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 14, 2008, at his residence. He was born March 16, 1942, to Charlie N. Williams and Geleen Bibb Williams in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Rufus Nutt officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Williams, Dan Mahaley, Billy Franklin, Billy J. Crocker, Kenny Graham and Jessie Bibb. He was preceded in death by his infant son, Stevie Ray Jr.; mother and father, Geleen and Charlie Williams; brother, Donnie Williams; and sister, Patsy Williams Middleton. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Williams of Corsicana; son, Mark Williams of Harrisburg, Pa.; daughters, Selena “Rose” Burney and husband David of Harrisburg, Pa., and Shelley Benjamin and husband Chris of Lebanon, Pa.; seven stepchildren of Harrisburg, Pa.; stepson, James Bruner; sister, Kathy Robinson and fiancé Dan Mahaley of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
 

Notes:


 

Lillie (Whatly) Spears
Dec 25, 1910 - Dec 13, 1978

 

Mrs. Spears

Graveside services for Mrs. Lillie Whatley Spears, 65, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home were held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.
Arrangements were with Ross and Johnson Mortuary. There are no surviving relatives.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 21, 1978

  • SSDI: LILLIE SPEARS 25 Dec 1910 Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

  • TXDI: Spears Lillie 12-13-1978 NAVARRO F


Hertha Jackson
Apr 15, 1921 - Dec 10, 1978

 

Hertha Jackson
Services for Hertha Jackson, 55, resident of Dallas and native of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Dallas were at 1 pm Saturday in Dallas.
Burial was at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.
Survivors include a son M.D. Jackson of San Francisco, Calif; four grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Minnie Jackson of Indio, Calif.; three brothers, William Kirven of Corsicana and Howard Jackson of Los Angeles, Calif. and Flynt Roy  Jackson of Philadelphia; and four sisters, Mrs. Lurene Nose of Dallas, Mrs. Minnie Mae Mason of Indio, Mrs. Bessie Stewart of Indio, and Mrs. Leora Coleman of Pontiac, Mich.
Local arrangements were with Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 21, 1978

  • TXDI: Jackson Hertha 12-10-1978 DALLAS M

  • SSDI: HERTHA JACKSON 15 Apr 1921 Dec 1978 75204 (Dallas, Dallas, TX) 75204 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)


Willie D. Gross, Sr.
Sep 29, 1912 - Dec 15, 1978
 

Willie D. Gross, Sr.
Services are pending at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Willie D. (Stichet) Gross Sr., 60, resident of 214 East 19th Ave., who died at 12 a.m. Friday at parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Geneva Alford Gross of Corsicana; four sons, Willie D. Gross Jr. of Dallas, James Wilson Gross, Robert Gross both of Corsicana and Vester Gross of Indiana; four daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Curry, Mrs. Ethel Jean Evans, Mrs. Geneva White and Miss Lena Gross, all of Corsicana, 46 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. Ethel White of Oakland, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Lubertha Washington of Oakland, Calif. and Mrs. Katherine Collins of Kansas City, Kans.; and other relatives.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 21, 1978

  • SSDI: WILLIE GROSS 29 Sep 1912; Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 94608 (Emeryville, Alameda, CA)

  • TXDI: Gross Willie D SR 12-15-1978 DALLAS


Sam Cecil Cottongame
Jun 19, 1927 - Dec 15, 1978

 

S. C. Cottongame
PALMER - Funeral for Sam Cecil Cottongame, 51, a Palmer resident who died unexpectedly at his home Friday, were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fundamental  Baptist church here. Burial followed in the Palmer Cemetery.
A Dawson native, Cottongame had lived in Palmer for 29 years. He was a retired truck driver and a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church of Palmer.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Leona Vick and Mrs. Patsy Kay Middleton, both of Palmer;  by five grandchildren by two brothers, Joe L. Cottongame and Nolan R. Cottongame, both of Palmer; by three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Widener and Mrs. Kitty Ivie, both of Corsicana; and by Mrs. Bessie Ivie of Kennedale.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 21, 1978

  • TXDI: Cottongame Sam C 12-15-1978 ELLIS M

  • SSDI: SAM COTTONGAME 19 Jun 1927 Dec 1978 75152 (Palmer, Ellis, TX) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)


 

Mollie Omie Watson
Feb 16, 1898 - Dec 14, 1978

 

Mrs. Watson
Services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Omie Watson, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Elvis Egge officiated with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born Feb. 16, 1898 at Mt. Antioch, Tex. was a member of First Baptist Church, and had lived 50 years in Corsicana.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. H. T. (Bertha Mae) Rogers of Corsicana and Mrs. Vesta Lee Sullivan of Tulsa, Okla.; two sons, William T. Green of Corsicana and Autra B. Green of Union City, Calif; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

 

Notes:


Mary Foster

? - Dec 1978

 

Mrs. Foster
Pallbearers for the Mrs. J. T. (Mary) Foster services held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel were Buster Burleson, Rob Pillans, Wayne Pillans, Loyd Barnes, John Bounds, and Buddy  Moore.
The Rev. Charles Pruitt officiated with burial in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

 

Notes:


 

Eddie Mae  Kennemore
? - Dec 1978

 

Mrs. Kennemore
Pallbearers for the Mrs. Eddie Mae Kennemore services held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel were P. D. Carroll, Leon Guidry, A. L. Hughes, William Gladney, Joe E. Cook and Buddy Cook.

 

Notes:


Nora M. Rich
Jun 23, 1898 - Dec 10, 1978

 

Mrs. Rich
Pallbearers for the Mrs. W. B. (Nora) Rich services at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel were Howard Tidwell, Loyd Pool, Joe Ben Machilik, Vernon Tallant, Ted Crow, and Pat Cosgrove.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 21, 1978

  • TXDI: Rich Nora M 12-10-1978 DALLAS F

  • SSDI: NORA RICH 23 Jun 1898 Dec 1978 75119 (Ennis, Ellis, TX)


 

Martha Belle (Read) Thorne
Mar 8, 1885 - Dec 13, 1978

 

Mrs. Thorne
Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. H. (Belle) Thorne, 93, resident of Retreat, who died Wednesday at Paulyne Convalescent Home.
The Rev. Eugene Wood and the Rev. Jim Carraway officiated, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
She w as born March 8, 1885 in Lamar County and had lived at Retreat for 22 years.
Survivors include one son, James R. Thorne of Midland; two daughters, Mrs. Roberta Garner and Mrs. Berniece Mosley both of Corsicana; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were John Slate, Rex French, Roy Reed, Buddie McCulloch, Clarence Putman and Howe French.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 21, 1978

  • SSDI: MARTHA THORNE 08 Mar 1885 Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

  • TXDI: Thorne Martha B 12-13-1978 NAVARRO Female


 

Dave J. Wheeler, Sr.
Jan 19, 1889 - Dec 18, 1978

 

Dave Wheeler
HALTOM CITY - Services were to be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Gause-Ware Funeral home in Haltom City for Dave J. Wheeler, 88, resident of Hurst who died in a nursing home late Monday.
He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wheeler of Navarro County.
He grew up in Blooming Grove and Emhouse and was a veteran of  World War I.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gaynell Wheeler; four sons, David J. Wheeler Jr., Carl Wheeler, Gene Howard Wheeler, and Bobby Wheeler, all of the Fort Worth area; one sister, Mrs. C. L. (Grace) Beauchamp of Corsicana, a number of nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 21, 1978

  • Wheeler David J SR 12-11-1978 TARRANT Male

  • SSDI: DAVID WHEELER 19 Jan 1889 Dec 1978 76053 (Hurst, Tarrant, TX) 76117


 

Joseph A. Ford
? - Dec 7, 1978

 

Joseph Ford
Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church for Joseph A. A. Ford who died Thursday in the V. A. Hospital, Marlin.
Rev. J. R. Mosley officiated and burial followed in the Woodland Cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Velma Ford of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. Rose Miller of Corsicana and Miss Delores Ford of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Era McGill of Hawkins, Mrs. Bessie Ford of Hobart, Okla., Mrs. Emma D. Payne of Dallas and Mrs. Rosetta Robinson of Como; a brother, C. L. FOrd of Dallas; two granddaughters, a son-in-law, Moses Miller of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews. Honorary pallbearers were deacons of Calvary Baptist Church.
Family and friends paid their respects at the Scott Funeral Chapel, Sunday from 7:30 to 8:30.

 

Notes:


Edith M. Mageors
Nov 1, 1903 - Dec 8, 1978

 

Mrs. Mageors

ENNIS - Funeral services were Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Keever Funeral Home here for Mrs. Edith Mageors, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in a Corsicana Nursing home.
Burial was in the Elm Branch Cemetery at Bardwell.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Watts of Corsicana and Mrs. Ruby Ballard of Kaufman; two sons, Willie Mageors of Euless and George B. Mageors of Bardwell; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Taylor of Waco and Mrs. Pearl Malavear of Mesquite; two brothers, Olin Willoughby of Grand Prairie and Alford Willoughby of Rhone Oak.
Pallbearers were Donald Elder, George Elder, M. B. Swanson, Linzie Wheat, Thad Watts Jr., and Billy Elder.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 14, 1978

  • TXDI: Mageors Edith M 12-08-1978 NAVARRO Female

  • EDITH MAGEORS 01 Nov 1903; Dec 1978 75119 (Ennis, Ellis, TX)


 

Maude D. Massey
Nov 24, 1893 - Dec 7, 1978

 

Mrs. Massey
Funeral services were Sunday at 1 p.m. at Griffins Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maude Massey, 85, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated and burial was in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers were J. W. Dunlap, William Kuykendall, J. W. Goode, and Sammy Waller.

Notes:


Myrtle Stegall
Oct 30, 1893 - Dec 7, 1978

 

Mrs. Stegall
Funeral services wre at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Myrtle Stegall, 85, of Corsicana who died Thursday in Twilight Home.
Rev. Uriah Stegman and Rev. Peyton Goodman officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was born Oct 30, 1893 in Van Zandt County. Her husband, O. L. Stegall preceded her in death on Aug 30, 1977.
She is survived by three sons, Billy Stegall of  Corsicana, D. D. Stegall of New Braunfels and Bradley Stegall of Forth Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Regenia Fullerton of Corsicana, Mrs. Imogene  Woolverton of Mabank, Mrs. Kathleen  Mays of Fort Worth; a daughter-in-law Mrs. Faye Stegall of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gloe Bardley of Duncanville and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 14, 1978

  • SSDI: MYRTLE STEGALL 30 Oct 1893 Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

  • TXDI: Stegall Myrtle 12-07-1978 NAVARRO Female


 

Martin DuBose
Nov 29, 1910 - Dec 6, 1978

 

Martin DuBose
Funeral for Martin Dubose, 68, was in the Griffin Funeral Home at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers were James Boyd, Jay Reed, Duren Summeral, David R. Crockett, Ernest Terry, Sr., and Ronald Jones.

 

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 14, 1978

  • TXDI: Dubose Martin 12-06-1978 NAVARRO Male

  • SSDI: MARTIN DUBOSE 29 Nov 1910 Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)


Sammuel Edward Blackmon
Oct 2, 1873 - Jan 2, 1934

Funeral Held For S. E. Blackman At Dresden Wednesday
Funeral services for Samuel Edward Blackman, 61, who died at his home near Wards Bridge, were held at Dresden Wednesday afternoon. He was a native of Alabama but had resided in Texas 40 years.
Surviving are four daughters, eight sons, two step-children and ten grandchildren.

Notes:


R. C. Richardson, Mrs.
abt 1887 - Aug 1943

RITES PLANNED FOR MRS. R. C. Richardson, age 56 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday, were scheduled for 5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home. Revs. R. Otis Sory and W. R. Hall conducted the rites. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, three brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

Notes:


Winnifred (Sawyer) Roloff
Nov 4, 1888 - Apr 15, 1964

 

Mrs. Roloff Of Dawson Expires
DAWSON. April 16 (Spl) - Mrs. R. J. Roloff, 75, died in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco Wednesday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Wallace Gooch of Austin.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. F. McLain and Mrs. Hugh Lynn Hillis, both of Dawson and Miss Margie Roloff, Austin; three sons, Ervin Roloff, Dallas; Vernon Roloff, Dickinson, and Clyde Roloff, Dawson; 11 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. A. B. Evans, Beaumont and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Clyde Gardner, Clyde Floyd, Newton Barron. Marshall Howard. Vester Compton and Milford Jordan.
Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

Notes:


J. R. Millburn
abt 1901 - Jun 1952

Milburn Services Held Thursday
Funeral services for J. R. Milburn, 51, washateria operato, who died at hs home, 929 1-2 North Thirteenth street Tuesday night were held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Corley Chapel.
The rite were conducte by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe pastor of the Central Methodist chruch. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mary Edith Milburn; mother, Mrs. Cora Lee Milburn, all of Corsicana; and two brothers, H. L. Milburn, Houston, and T. A. Milburn, Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Fred Ware, Willie Cook, Robert Joyner, Frank Roberson, Hugh Fullerton, Sr., and Albert Fullerton.

Notes:


Leonard Ray Minze
Jan 11, 1913 - Mar 26, 1969

Leonard R. Minze
EMMETT (Sp) - Leonard Ray Minze, 55, a native of Navarro County who had made his home here the past 38 years, died Wednesday evening in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.
He had farming interests and worked with the Williams Cotton Gin.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Prairie Grove Baptist Church in Emmett with burial in the Emmett Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, of the home; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Thomas of Linden, and Mrs. Wanda McFatridge of Forth Worth; his mother, Mrs. Ella Minze of Houston; four brothers, R. Q. of Fort Worth, Jack of Corsicana, Alton of Clute, and O. G. of Hubbard; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Abbott of Lewisville and Mrs. Gladys Scott and Mrs. Billy Gantt both of Houston; and three grandchildren.

Notes:

=====


Lenard Minze Funeral Friday

Lenard Ray Minze of Emmett died Wednesday night last week in Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient ten days. He had been in ill health about two months and had been hospitalized several times. He was born near Wortham in 1913 and had lived at Emmett 38 years. He was a farmer and also worked for Williams-Griffis Gin Company.

Funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock in Prairie Grove Baptist Church at Emmett with pastor W. H. Bradberry and Rev. Billy Williams of Dallas as ministers. Pastor Wesley Howard of Frost United Methodist Church was vocal soloist and Miss Nancy York was pianist. Casket Bearers were P. R. Stroder, T. S. Hooser, J. C. Green, J. O. Williams, Ray Lenox and Clifford Williams. Interment was in Emmett Cemetery.

Mr. Minze is survived by his wife (Virgia Dunagan) of Emmett; daughters, Mrs. Bettye Thomas of Linden & Mrs. Wanda McFatridge of Ft. Worth; mother, Mrs. Walter (Ella) Minze of Houston; brothers, Jack Minze of Corsicana, O. G. Minze of Hubbard, Alton Minze of Clute & R. Q. Minze of Ft. Worth; sisters, Mrs. Billie Gantt & Mrs. Gladys Scott, both of Houston, and Mrs. Alice Abbott of Lewisville; three grandchildren.

McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Apr. 2, 1969
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Marvin E. Farmer
Jun 22, 1902 - Dec 4, 1978

Marvin Farmer
KERENS - Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the paschal funeral home in Kerens for Marvin farmer, 78, resident of Mankin and native of Emhouse, who died Monday night at Cedar Lake Nursing Home.
He was a member of the Baptist church and a retiree oil field worker.
The Rev. Neel Luce officiated with burial in Mankin.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl farmer of Mankin, a daughter, Mrs. Leona Schulz of Mankin; two brothers, Martis farmer of Waxahachie and Orvill Farmer; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 14, 1978
  • SSDI: MARVIN FARMER 22 Jun 1902 Dec 1978 75148 (Malakoff, Henderson, TX) 75144 (Kerens, Navarro, TX) 457-05-5443 Texas
  • TXDI: Farmer Marvin E 12-04-1978 HENDERSON

Adeline Howard "Addie" (Loop) Harper
Jan 26, 1873 - Dec 4, 1978

Mrs. Harper
Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. W. M. (Addie Harper, 105, resident of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, who died Monday in Dallas.
The Rev. Pat Whittemore officiated, with burial at the New Chatfield Cemetery.
She was born Jan.26, 1873 in Chatfield and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Loope.
She is survived by one son, W. M. Harper of Chatfield; three daughters, Ms. Aline Huddleston, and Mrs. Kathryn West, both of Dallas, Mrs. Mattsy McMullan of Corpus Christi, eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were James h. McMullan, W. E. West, Norman Hines Jr., Harper Huddleston, J. J. Kelt Jr., and Joe Phillips.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 14, 1978
  • TXDI: Harper, Addie L.; 12-04-1978; Dallas; Female
  • SSDI: ADDIE HARPER 26 Jan 1873 Dec 1978 75225 (Dallas, Dallas, TX)

David Smith
1978 - Dec 1978

 

David Smith
Graveside services were at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Woodland Cemetery for David Earl Smith, newborn son of Rosie Smith, resident of Corsicana.
He died Monday night at Memorial Hospital.
Arrangements were with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:


John R. Ivie
Apr 2, 1913 - Dec 6, 1978

John R. Ivie
Funeral was at 1 p.m. Friday in the Griffin Funeral Home for John r. Ivie, 65, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in the Temple VA Hospital. The Rev. Comer Baker and the Rev. Leroy Elmore officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was survived by his wife, Kitty Ivie of Corsicana; three sons, Luther G. Ivie of Mesquite; Sammy R. Ivie of Teague; and Don L. Ivie of Houston; by one daughter, Mrs. Roxie Jordan of Teague; 14 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; by five brothers, R. N. Ivie of Corsicana; C. G. Ivie of Purdon; C. L. Ivie of Forth Worth; James Ivie of Pursley; Arnold Ivie of Houston; and by eight sisters, Gladys Brown of Waco; Pearl Bates and Sula Ward, both of Purdon; Katherine Hodges of Arlington; Faye Freeman of Mart; Joann Summerhour of Spring; Edith Stephens and Maude Priddy, both of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Joe Daniel Cottongame, Harry Lewis Ivie, James Randy Ivie, George Edward Ivie, Joe Ivie, and Harold Prader.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 14, 1978
  • TXDI: Ivie John R 12-06-1978 BELL Male
  • SSDI: JOHN IVIE 02 Apr 1913 Dec 1978 (not specified) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

Myrtle (Hagler) Fitch
Oct 9, 1892 - Dec 19, 1978

Mrs. Fitch
WINKLER - Services were at St. Elmo Church in Winkler for Mrs. Myrtle Fitch, 86, resident of R. I. Winkler, who died Tuesday at Burleson.
Burial was at St. Elmo Cemetery. She was born Oct 9, 1892 in Winkler. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Hagler, and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Billy Fitch of Streetman and Robert Fitch of Crowley; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Nelson of Burleson, Mrs. Madelyn Clampitt of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Mona Hamilton of Fort Worth; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, Curtis Hagler of Winkler and Lynn Hagler of Fort Worth.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • Wife of Kit Carson Fitch, Daughter of John Henry Hagler & Ollie Pink (Beene) Hagler

Minton W. Holloway Sr.
Deb 24, 1894 - Dec 1978

Minton Holloway
Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Minton Holloway, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.
Claude B. Holcomb and the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated with burial following at Richland Cemetery.
He was born Feb 24, 1894 in Searcy, Ark., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edward Holloway, was in the ice manufacturing business, member of the Church of Christ, and a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Thelma Holloway of Corsicana; four sons, Minton Holloway Jr. of Dallas, Rex Holloway of Monterey, Calif., Herman Holloway of Corsicana and J. D. Chaney of Cumby; five daughters, Mrs. Gladys Allison of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Joy Martin of Leavanworth, Kans. Mrs. Juanita Haynes of Brazoria, Mrs Billie Faye Doud, and Mrs. Louise Hoffman both of Dallas; 15 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Burney Holloway and Don Holloway, both of Corsicana and Byron Holloway of McAllen.
Nephews served as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • SSDI: MINTON HOLLOWAY; 24 Feb 1894; Dec 1978; 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

Wylie Sherrill Basham
Jul 25, 1901 - Dec 19, 1978

Willie Basham
Services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Wylie Sherrill Basham, 77, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Twilight Home.
The Rev. Peyton Goodman and the Rev. Burt Gillis officiated, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
He was born July 25, 1901 in Peoria, Tex., lived in Corsicana eight years, and was employed by the Texas Employment Commission 36 years.
He was also a member of Wesley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clara Basham of Corsicana; two sons, Wylie George Basham of Midland and William Laverne Taylor of Norman, Okla.; and five grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • "Obituary heading shows "Willie"
  • Married Clara Jane (Chewning) Taylor-Basham on Jul 2, 1939 at Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
  • TXDI: Basham Wylie S 12-19-1978 Male
  • SSDI: WYLIE BASHAM 25 Jul 1901; Dec 1978; 75110

Dave C. Mankin
Jan 29, 1906 - Dec 24, 1978

 

Dave Mankin
KERENS - Funeral services were to be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel here for Dave Mankin, 72, retired bottling company employee, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jake Tucks was to officiate. Burial was to be in Long Prairie Cemetery near Kerens with nephews serving as pallbearers.
Formerly of Kerens, he had resided 37 years in Houston where he retired from Dr. Pepper Bottling Co., moving to Athens. The Mankins recently moved back to Kerens.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lillie Mankin, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Melva Jo Wilson of Pearland; a son, Bill Mankin of Arlington; a sister, Mrs. Lille Bell of Dallas; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • TXDI: Mankin Dave C 12-24-1978 NAVARRO M
  • SSDI: DAVE MANKINS 29 Jan 1906 Dec 1978 75144 (Kerens, Navarro, TX)

Ceburne Lee Tackitt
Feb 9, 1910 - Dec 28, 1978

C. L. Tackitt
WORTHAM - Funeral services were Friday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church here for Ceburne Lee Tackitt, 68, native and resident of Wortham.
The Rev. Leon Williams and the Rev. John Rasberry Jr. officiated and burial was in the Wortham Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jewel Tackitt of Wortham; one daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Pace of Wortham; two sons, C. A. Tackitt of Wortham and Leland Tackitt of Quitman; two brothers, W. A. Tackitt and Ray Henson, both of Wortham; three sisters, Miss Jean Tackitt of Wortham, Mrs. Dorothy French of Deerpark, and Mrs. J. B. Padgett of Pasadena, Tex.; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers included Arnold Keeling, Hubert Wasson, John Lansford, Melton Phillips, Kenneth Butler, Ben F. Watson, Charles Watson and James Richardson.
Corley-Porter Funeral Home of Wortham was in charge of arrangemetns.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • TXDI: Tackitt Ceburn L 12-20-1978 FREESTONE Male
  • SSDI: CEBURN TACKITT 09 Feb 1910 Dec 1978 76693 (Wortham, Freestone, TX)

Alford John Osteen
Oct 18, 1886 - Dec 23, 1978

A. J. O'Steen
Services are pending at the Corley Funeral Home for Alfred John O'Steen, 92, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.
A native of Kemp County, Texas, O'Steen was a retired grocer and rancher.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pearl O'Steen; by one son, Dewie O'Steen of Sherman; by two daughters, Mrs. G. T. Parker of Corsicana and Mrs. James Watkins of Waco; by two brothers, George O'Steen of New Braunfels and the Rev. Thomas B. O'Steen of Orange; by one sister, Mrs. Gillie Griffin of Silver City; by eight grandchildren; and by eight great-grandchildren.

Notes:


Opha Hall
abt 1884 - Dec 18, 1978

Opha Hall
Funeral services were Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Wesley Chapel C.M.E. Church for Opha Hall, 94, resident of Corsicana who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
Wake services were held Friday at 7 p.m. at the Ross and Johnson Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. I. C. Timberlake officiated and burial was in Woodland Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maggie Hall of Corsicana; one brother, Ed Hall of Dallas; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Julian McKinney, J. W. Buchanan, John Cooley, Alvin Dodd, Clarence Washington, and Carnie Ross.

Notes:


Woodrow Pope
Oct 30, 1919 - Dec 19, 1978

Woodrow Pope
Funeral services were Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church for Woodrow Pope, 59, resident of Corsicana who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.
Wake services were held Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Ross and Johnson Funeral Home.
The Rev. W. Milars officiated and burial was in Woodland Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Pope of Corsicana; four step-sons, Cubit Carter, Hershey Carter, Henry Joe Carter, and Sherman Carter; two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Mae Stewart of Marlin, Mrs. Frances Lamond of Houston; one uncle Izsaiah Fegans of Dallas; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • SSDI: WOODROW POPE 30 Oct 1919 Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)
  • TXDI: Pope Woodrow 12-19-1978 NAVARRO Male

Vola (Woodard) Banks
Jul 31, 1884 - Dec 28, 1978

Vola Banks
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Vola Banks, 94, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Ken Goode will officiate with burial at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Survivors include three sons, Elliott S. Banks of Gretna, La.; Verlon Banks of Houston; and Armin Lee Banks of Corsicana; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Rebecca Crouch of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be David E. Banks, David E. Banks II, Murphy Banks, Don Banks, Delroy Graham and Douglas Brown.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • TXDI: Banks Vola W 12-24-1978 NAVARRO Female
  • SSDI: VOLA BANKS 31 Jul 1884 Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

Cletious S. Gain
Jun 1, 1902 - Dec 25, 1978

Cletious Gain
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church for Cletious Gain, 76, resident of Trinidad, who died Monday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
Father John Fowler will officiate with burial following at the Catholic Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Fances Gain of Trinidad, two sons, C. A. Gain of Tyler and William B. Gain of Trinidad; five daughters, Sister Alphonsa Gain of Brinkley, Ark., Mrs. Elizabeth Johnsey of Pass Christian, Miss., Mrs. Henrietta Manuel of Baker, La., Mrs. Berniece Bliss of Leavenworth, Kan., and Mrs. Emma Tarkinton of Mesquite.
Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • SSDI: CLEATIOUS GAIN 01 Jun 1902 Dec 1978 75163 (Trinidad, Henderson, TX)
  • TXDI: Gain Cletious S 12-25-1978 NAVARRO Male

Letha Mildred Curry
Jan 28, 1884 - Dec 28, 1978

Miss Curry

Services are pending at Corley Funeral home for Miss Letha Mildred Curry, 94, of Bowie and former resident of Corsicana. She died Tuesday in Bowie.
She was a retired school teacher and member of the First Baptist Church.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • TXDI: Curry Letha M 12-26-1978 MONTAGUE Female
  • SSDI: LETHA CURRY 28 Jan 1884 Dec 1978 79225 (Chillicothe, Hardeman, TX)

Captain Grely "Jack" Adkins
Mar 8, 1903 - Dec 20, 1978

Capt. Adkins
HUBBARD - Services were at 2 p.m., Friday in Eubanks Funeral Chapel in Hubbard for Capt, "Jack" Grely Adkins, 75, who died Wednesday in Hubbard Hospital.
Rev. Joe Brumbelow of Dawson officiated with burial in Dawson Cemetery.
He was a fireman for 20 years in San Angelo and has been retired in Dawson 16 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Dawson.
He is survived by his wife, Ethel of Dawson; one brother R. D. Adkins of San Angel; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:


John B. Reeves
Sep 23, 1900 - Dec 25, 1978

John B. Reeves
BLOOMING GROVE - Services are to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for John B. Reeves, 78, of Emmett, who died Monday in Longview.
Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife Bitha Reeves of Emmett; one son Hurshel Reeves of Longview; one daughter Doris Fay Heding of Union Center, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Weeks and Mrs. Jessie Pevehouse; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • SSDI: JOHN REEVES 23 Sep 1900 Dec 1978 76641 (Frost, Navarro, TX)
  • TXDI: Reeves John B 12-25-1978 GREGG Male
  • Husband of Tabitha "Bitha" (Derden) Reeves

---

John B. Reeves
Sept 23, 1900 - Dec 25, 1978

Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for John B. Reeves, 78, of Frost, who died Monday in Longview.

T.R. Vaughn officiated at the services with burial following in the Dresden Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Bitha Reeves of Frost; one son Hurshel Reeves of Longview; one daughter Doris Fay Heding of Union Center, Wis.; two sisters, Mrs. A.W. Weeks and Jessie Pevehouse; six grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ricky Sikes, Gerald Pevehouse, Jimmy Reeves, Billie Joe Reeves, Kenneth McCulloch and Ray Goodman.

The Blooming Grove Times - Jan 3, 1979

Notes:


W. M. Lynch
Mar 19, 1905 - Dec 24, 1978

W. M. Lynch
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral  Home Chapel for W. M. Lynch, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
He was a fireman here 32 years before retiring in 1973.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margie Lynch of Corsicana; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers will be Jessie Praytor, James Dennis, Otto Chapman, Bill Hanna, Royce Owen and Douglas Fogg.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 28, 1978
  • TXDI: Lynch W M 12-24-1978 NAVARRO Male
  • SSDI: W LYNCH 19 Mar 1905 Dec 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

Beulah (Hughston) Cardwell
Aug 29, 1897 - Jul 26, 1978

Beulah Cardwell
Services were at 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Beulah Cardwell, 80, resident of Rice, who died Wednesday at Paulyne's Convalescent Home.
The Rev. John F. Clifford officiated with burial following at Rice Cemetery.
She is survived by five nephews, Byron Kirby and Morris Kirby both of Chatfield, Edwin Emmert of Corpis Christi, Jeff Edens of Dallas, and John Kriby of Kermit and two nieces, Mrs. John Cardwell of Forsan and Mrs. Mabry Hilaker of Abilene.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1978
  • SSDI: BEULAH CARDWELL 29 Aug 1897 Jul 1978 (not specified) 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)
  • TXDI: Cardwell Beulah 07-26-1978 NAVARRO Female

Roland Thomas, Sr.
Aug 8, 1904 - Jul 24, 1978

Roland Thomas
Funeral Services are pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary for Roland (Jocky) Thomas, Sr., resident of Corsicana who die at Memorial Hospital Monday evening.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nellie Thomas of Corsicana; three sons, Floyd Thomas and J. T. Thomas both of Houston and Roland Thomas Jr. of Dallas; eight grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Carrie Jimerson of Corsicana and Mrs. Annie Mae Lynch of Dallas; three uncles and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1978
  • TXDI: Thomas Roland SR 07-24-1978 NAVARRO Male
  • SSDI: ROLAND THOMAS 08 Aug 1904 Jul 1978 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX)

Lula Wilborn
Oct 11, 1900 [1895 per SSDI]  - Jul 22, 1978

Mrs. Wilborn
Services were at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana for Mrs. Lula Wilborn, 78, resident of Rice who died Saturday at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas. The Rev. Nathaniel Jones, Hopewell Baptist Church pastor in Rice, officiated, with burial following in Rice Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
She was born Oct 11, 1900 in Linda, Tex., and married Jewel Wilborn March 10, 1917.

Survivors include her husband of Rice; two sons, Odell Wilborn of Kansas City, Mo. and frank Wilborn of Rice; four daughters, Mrs. Jewel Black of Rice, Mrs. Gertrude Willingham of Fort Worth, Mrs. Margie Ersery of Kansas City, Mo. and Mrs. Laurie Glass of Dallas, 34 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers are Jerry Wilborn, Joseph Wilborn, Elijah Wilborn, Will Black, Mark Fields, and David Willingham.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1978
  • SSDI: LULA WILBORN 11 Oct 1895 Jul 1978 75155 (Rice, Ellis, TX) 75155 (Rice, Ellis, TX) 467-52-3197 Texas
  • TXDI: Wilborn Lula 07-22-1978 DALLAS Female

Charles Edward Smith
abt 1954 - Jul 22, 1978

Charles Smith
Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at the 13th Avenue Christian Church for Charles Edward Smith, 24, resident of Houston, who died Saturday of gunshot wounds in Ben Taub Hospital in Houston. He was a former resident of Corsicana.
The Rev. W. D. Hines, pastor officiated, with burial following at Woodland Cemetery here. Arrangements were with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Brenda Joyce Smith; a son, Charles Edward Smith Jr.; his mother, Mrs. Susie Mae Smith; his father, Earl Smith; four sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Nell Mitchell, Mrs. Gloria Fay Henry, Mrs. Hattie Fay Bruton and Miss Linda Smith; five brothers, Roy Earl Smith, L. D. Smith, Terry Lynn Smith, Dwight Smith and Dewayne Smith; two step-sisters, Mrs. Doris Caddell and Miss Deborah Jackson; three stepbrothers, Larry Jackson, Roy Lee Jackson, and Frederick Jackson; his grandmother, Mrs. Inex Cox and two grandfathers, Stacy Cox and Minyon Smith, and other relatives.

Notes:


Claud Brown
Jan 20, 1890 - Jul 23, 1978

Claud Brown
Wake services were at 7:30 Wednesday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana for the Rev. Claud Brown, 88, resident of Kerens, who died Sunday morning at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.
Services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church. Rev. A. H. Henderson officiated at Goodlow Park Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jettie Hornbuckle of Kerens; a brother, Jim Brown of Dawson; a sister, Mrs. Della Makey of Dallas; two grandsons, Clyde Taylor of Fort Worth and Joe C. Mitchell of Waco, four great-granddaughters and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Bobby R. Whitehead, Robert L. Smith, Willie Russell, I. C. Garnerway, Thurman Chandler, and Willie Washington.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1978
  • SSDI: CLAUD BROWN 20 Jan 1890 Jul 1978 75144 (Kerens, Navarro, TX)
  • TXDI: Brown Claud 07-23-1978 NAVARRO Male

Walter F. Cotton
Dec 27, 1893 - Jul 25, 1978

Walter Cotton
MEXIA - Services were at 4 p.m. Sunday at the St. Luke United Methodist Church in Mexia for Walter Frank Cotton, 85, native of Limestone County and former principal of G. W. Jackson High School in Corsicana who died Tuesday at the Marlin Veterans Administration Hospital.
The Rev. E. M. Cooper officiated with burial following at Mexia Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Pearl Cotton of Mexia; a son, Rodell Cotton of Cleveland; one step-daughter, Mrs. Elyzse Scott of Chicago, Ill., one sister, Mrs. Alice Jessie of Mexia; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1978
  • SSDI: WALTER COTTON 27 Dec 1893 Jul 1978 76667 (Mexia, Limestone, TX)
  • TXDI: Cotton Walter F 07-25-1978 FALLS Male

Oliver Chatman
Dec 4, 1889 - Jul 25, 1978

Oliver Chatman
BLOOMING GROVE - Services were at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Olive Grove Baptist Church for Oliver Chatman, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday.
The Rev. Aubrey Hart, pastor, and the Rev. Melvin Stimpson, Tyree Chapel A.M.E. Church pastor, officiated with burial following at Brushie Prairie Cemetery.
He was born in Grimms (sic) County and was a member of Olive Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frankie Chatman of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. Fay Rene Davis of Fort Worth and Mrs. Tennie Ruth Barnes of Lufkin, 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brothers, Willie Chatman of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs Artelia Culberson of Wortham and Mrs. Beatrice Calicutt of Texarkana, nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Arrangements were with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Aug 3, 1978
  • SSDI: OLIVER CHATMAN 04 Dec 1889 Jul 1978 76626 (Blooming Grove, Navarro, TX)
  • TXDI: Chatman Oliver 07-25-1978 NAVARRO Male

Nettie Mae McDonald
abt 1921 - Jan 15, 2008

Nettie Mae McDonald, 87, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Wake service will be 7 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Eastside Church of Christ with Brother Willie Wilmore officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:


Odessa G. Webb
abt 1942 - Jan 15, 2008

Odessa G. Webb, 66, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008, in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Pelham Cemetery with R. M. Scott II officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:


Hallie Green
abt 1923 - Jan 13, 2008

Hallie Green, 84, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Jan. 13, 2008, in Corsicana. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church with Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:


Navarro County TXGenWeb
© Copyright March, 2009
Edward L. Williams & Barbara Knox