Feb 3, 1942 - Dec 28, 2011
Robert John Ritzel, 69, of Frost passed away Wednesday, Dec. 28,
He was born Feb. 3, 1942 in Utica, N.Y. to Charles and Mary Ritzel.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Maureen Ritzel.
He is survived by his wife Barbara Ritzel; sons, Robert Ritzel and
wife Elizabeth, Ross Ritzel and wife Sabrina and Randy Ritzel and
wife Megan; daughter, Rae Ritzel; brothers, Charles Ritzel, Ronald
Ritzel, Michael Ritzel, James Ritzel and Edward Ritzel; sisters,
Marcia Beaton, Judy Sceri, Jackie Myers, Pattie Ameduri, Pamela
Calabrese and Phyllis Evans. He is also survived by nine
grandchildren, Shelby Ritzel, John Littlepage, Colt Ritzel, Emmanuel
Blalok, Carr Ritzel, Elijah Wilson, Mary Wilson, Jonah Wilson and
Ava Ritzel and two great grandchildren, Kloe Littlepage and Rylie
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011 at
Dresden Cemetery with
Pastor Jack Blese officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Robert
Ritzel, Ross Ritzel, Randy Ritzel, Charles Ritzel, Ronald Ritzel,
Michael Ritzel and James Ritzel.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Apr 16, 1888 - Oct 29, 1982
John Kendrick, 94, of Eureka, died Friday at Navarro Memorial
Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Friendship Baptist Church in Eureka
with the Rev. Paul Curry officiating. Burial in
Ross and Johnson Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
He is survived by one daughter, Willie Paige Jennings, of Eureka;
one son-in-law, Will Jennings, of Eureka; four grandchildren; four
great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Billy Smith, Lonnie Meyers, A.L. Boston, Jim Traves,
Labron Walker and Aubrey Woods.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, Nov 1, 1982
- Submitted by Karen
- His death cert. shows Kendrick and his listing in the
cemetery book shows the same. If Ruthie is his wife, her death
cert. shows Kendricks and is signed by John Kendricks and her
listing in the cemetery book shows Kendrick.
July 24, 1889 - Feb 12, 1934
MRS. A. J. BEALE
OF CORBET DIED ON
Mrs. A. J. Beale, aged 45 years, of Corbet, died Monday afternoon at
4 o'clock and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at
the Marshall cemetery
where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hooker,
pastor of the Calvary Baptist church of Corsicana. Surviving are her
husband, A. J. Beale, Corbet; two sons, Curtis and Aubrey Beale,
both of Corbet; and three brothers, Jasper Lake, Corsicana; Leslie
Lake, Dallas, and
Thomas Lake, Corbet.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Curtis Beale, Aubrey Beale. Wyate Lake, Allen
Beale, Curtis Williams and Dave McNeal.
Apr 3, 1878 - Feb 20, 1952
Blacksmith Dies Early Wednesday
W. C. Cole, 74, blacksmith, died at the family home in the Zion's
Rest community early Wednesday morning. He was a native of Navarro
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2 p. m.
Thursday. Burial will be in the
Marshall cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North
Corsicana Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife of Zion's Rest; three sons, Edward Cole,
Tulsa, Okla; James A. Williams, Corpus Christi, and George S.
Williams, Lubbock; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Blakeley, Denton, and
Mrs. Claude Harrison, Alma; two sisters, Mrs. Cordie Stovall,
Dallas, and Mrs. Tiny Grace, Rice; 15 grandchildren and other
Mar 8, 1930 - Aug 22, 1938
CORBET, Aug. 25.—(Spl)— Joy Lake, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Tom Lake of this community passed away at 9:16 o'clock Monday
morning in the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana.
Aug 18, 1883 - Mar 31, 1966
Retired Ginner Dies Thursday
Bill Berry, 82, retired ginner, died in the Twilight Home early
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel with burial in the
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J.A. Thompson, Hatch, N.M. and several
nieces and nephews including Fred Berry of Sstreetman.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, April 1, 1966
- Submitted by Karen
July 14, 1900 - Mar 25, 1966
Edgar Jessie Rites Tuesday
Funeral services for Edgar Jessie, who died in Memorial hospital
Friday, will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Second Mission
Baptist church with burial in
Richland. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Curry.
Jessie was one of the head men at the Fred M. Allison ranch for the
past 35 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha Jessie, Corsicana; two brothers,
Aurey and Wade Jessie, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Serphena
Russell, Lubbock, and Mrs. Montee, Calvert; and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Willie Davis, Lawrence Hall, Alfred Butler,
Bonner English, Richard Wright and Willis Deen.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Mar 29, 1966
- Submitted by Karen
- s/o Wade Jessie Sr. and Rebecca (Carroll) Jessie
Dec 6, 1953 - Dec 19, 2011
Corsicana — Harold Plice Allen, 58, of Corsicana passed away Monday,
Dec. 19, 2011 in Ennis. He was born Dec. 6, 1953 in Corsicana.
Visitation will be 12 noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2011 at M.R.
Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday,
Dec. 23, 2011 at Roane Chapel Church with Minister Harold Evans
Aug 21, 1942 - Dec 16, 2011
Elton W. McGriff was called home on Friday, Dec. 16, 2011.
Elton W. McGriff was born in Corsicana from the union of Maurice T.
McGriff, III and Celeste Holmes on Aug. 21, 1942. After graduating
from Jackson High School in 1960, Mr. McGriff honed his academic and
basketball skills while attending Creighton University. His
substantial talent led to a successful professional basketball
career in the ABA.
Elton W. McGriff is survived by his wife of 30 years, Georgette
McGriff; daughter, Bridgette Lampkin; three sons, Shelton Jackson,
Elton McGriff and Detrick McGriff; three wonderful grandchildren;
his brother, Maurice T. McGriff, IV; cousin Leamond C. McGriff; Aunt
Elizabeth Johnson, and a host of relatives and friends that adored
The Memorial Service will be held from 12 noon to 3 p.m. Friday,
Dec. 23, 2011, at Cedar Crest Golf Course, located at 1800
Southerland Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75203.
Service under the direction of Community Funeral Home, Waxahachie.
Mar 30, 1916 - Dec 22, 2011
Lucille Calhoun Pickering, 95, passed away into the loving
arms of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, in
She was born on March 30, 1916, in Dawson, to William E. and
Annie Faye Calhoun. She was a faithful lifelong member of
First Baptist Church of Corsicana and The Ruth Sunday School
Class. She married Clifton A. Pickering on May 24, 1936,
which began a 61 year love affair full of faith, devotion
and love for each other, until his death in 1997.
She was formerly a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell
Telephone Company for several years, before joining Collin
Street Bakery as the switchboard operator during their busy
fruitcake seasons. Her favorite time of year was the
Christmas season, when she enjoyed getting to talk to people
from all walks of life, all over the world who called in
their yearly fruitcake orders. She especially enjoyed
telling her many stories of the various Hollywood stars and
important political figures, who regularly called her each
year to do their fruitcake gift ordering.
But her greatest pride and accomplishment came from being
the devoted wife to Cliff, while he served in the United
States Army during WW II, and after his discharge, when he
was employed by the United States Post Office, serving as
the traditional door-to-door postman to the many Corsicana
families living on his mail route.
After their retirement, they enjoyed many years of travel
all over North America with their Airstream travel trailer
as members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club, serving in
official capacities for the club membership.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and
three brothers, infant Billy Calhoun, William Calvin Calhoun
and James Edgar Calhoun.
Survivors include a loving family which includes nieces,
Kathy Wood and husband Mike of Greenville, Lynne Stultz and
husband John of Montgomery, and Carolyn Stewart and husband
Chuck of Richardson; nephews, Mike Mulcahy and wife Susan of
Albany, N.Y. and Tom Mulcahy of San Antonio; sisters-in-law,
Shirley Calhoun of Athens, and Janie Pickering of Shiner;
great-niece, Meredith Anderson and husband Michael;
great-nephews, Jeff Wood and wife Amy, Brad Pace and wife
Sandy, and Dr. Lance Turner and wife Julie; and three
great-great nieces and three great-great nephews, along with
numerous cousins and many special and loving friends.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26,
2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home prior to the service.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26,
2011, in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. B.F. Risinger and the Rev. Bill Honea officiating.
Interment will be at the
Honoring her by serving as pallbearers will be Mike Wood,
John Stultz, Jeff Wood, Brad Pace, Mike Mulcahy, Tom Mulcahy,
Bob Wright and Mike O’Neal.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Scott Middleton, Robert Bower,
Jim Bronstad, Bill Gilliam and Bill Roberts.
Special thanks to Ms. Gloria Ballard and to the staff of
Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and Angels at Home
Healthcare for their loving and attentive care.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund
510 West Collin Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Elmerene "Rene" (Garrison)
Apr 24, 1922 - Dec 18, 2011
Elmerene "Rene" Hinkle, 89, a 47-year resident of Wichita
Falls, passed away Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011.
Mrs. Hinkle was a long-time member of a local AARP Chapter
as well as the Zone and the Red Door. She also volunteered
with Meals on Wheels. Mrs. Hinkle was well-traveled, having
supported her husband's military career. She spent time in
several European countries including three years in Germany.
She traveled to Hawaii twice, spent two years in Alaska, and
enjoyed traveling all over the United States.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Elmer and
Garrison; two sisters, Arlea Spicer, and Loneita Morehead; a
brother, Carl Dean Garrison; and a grandson, Reagan Winn
Mrs. Hinkle is survived by her husband of 73 years, Coy
Hinkle; two children, Sylvia Goddin of Coinjock, North
Carolina, and Gene Hinkle and wife Sherry of Springtown; a
brother, Robert Lane Garrison of Ennis; and two sisters,
Ernistine Duke of Ennis, and Joyce Carter of Fort Worth;
eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. She will
be lovingly missed by all.
The family will receive friends from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday,
Dec. 26, 2011 at Owens & Brumley Funeral Home of Wichita
The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday,
Dec. 27, 2011 at First Methodist Church of Blooming Grove
with Bro. Grady Cashion and Pastor Nancy Summers
officiating. Interment will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove under the direction of Owens & Brumley
Funeral Home of Wichita Falls.
Arrangements by Owens & Brumley Funeral Home, Wichita Falls.
Barbara (Robinson) Lovett-Besse
May 29, 1926 - Dec 21, 2011
Lovett Besse of Lubbock, 85, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21,
2011, at the age of 85 years.
She was born May 29, 1926, in Corsicana to Hugh T. Robinson
and Clara Cooper Robinson. Mrs. Lovett married Paul A Lovett
in 1948. Mr. Lovett preceded her in death in 1962. In 1985
she married Arthur Besse. He passed away in 1991.
Mrs. Lovett graduated from Corsicana High School in
Then she attended Texas Tech University where she graduated
in 1947 with a degree in Music Education. Quite successful
in her chosen field, Mrs. Besse served as past president of
the Women Band Directors International, was inducted into
the Women Band Directors Hall of Fame and the Phi Beta Mu
Texas Band Directors Hall of Fame. As a band director in
Ralls, Ropes, Petersburg, Lubbock, and Brownfield, she was a
positive influence in the lives of many students.
She is survived by sons Rob Lovett and wife Debra of
Shallowater and Todd Lovett of Davie, Fla., and a grandson
Brent Lovett of Austin.
The family gives heartfelt thanks to caregivers Lupe Ybarra
and Olga Barela, and the staff of the Palliative Care Unit
of Covenant Medical Center.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American
A visitation will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec.
24, 2011, at Resthaven Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 26,
2011, at Resthaven Memorial Park. Celebration of life
services will follow at 11 a.m. at Resthaven’s Abbey Chapel.
Arrangements by Resthaven Funeral Home, Lubbock.
Mar 10, 1927 - Dec 23, 2011
Bailey, 74, of Amarillo passed away Friday, Dec. 23, 2011.
Faye was born on March 10, 1927, in Roane, to Earnest and
Bertha Talley. She graduated high school in Roane. Faye
worked in the Pentagon briefly following graduation. She was
also employed with St. Anthony’s Hospital for over 20 years
in the medical records department. Her two greatest loves
were bowling and baseball. Faye even played semi-pro ball
with her sister. She enjoyed playing cards, horse racing and
dancing. She was a past member of Roane Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; numerous brothers
and sisters; and three grandchildren.
Survivors include two sons, Terry Bailey and wife Michele of
Amarillo, and Rodney Bailey of College Station; daughter,
Paula Tarrant of Dallas; seven grandchildren; four great
grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26,
2011, at LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Coulter Chapel in Amarillo
with the Rev. Ken Haney officiating. Interment will follow
at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
Arrangements by LaGrone-Blackburn-Shaw Funeral Directors,
Irvin W. "Bill" Rushing, Jr.
Oct 26, 1930 - Dec 21, 2011
|Irvin W. “Bill” Rushing, Jr., age 81 of Corsicana,
passed away Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at his residence. He
was born Oct. 26, 1930 to Lucille and Irvin Rushing in
Greenville, Texas. He was a fifth-generation Texan and was a
member of the Sons of the American Revolution.
Bill was an accomplished biologist who worked in the field
as a teacher, researcher, author, and editor for more than
50 years. He earned both his bachelors and his master-of-
science degrees in biology at East Texas University. Mr.
Rushing won an international award for his work regarding
the effect of oxygen on the developing fetus. In fact,
shortly after his research was published, doctors stopped
using oxygen on expectant mothers. Mr. Rushing did post
graduate work at several universities, including Penn State
and Colorado State. He authored a biology text book, served
as the head of the science department at Navarro College,
and ultimately served as Navarro College’s academic dean.
After retirement, Mr. Rushing helped to found the Corsicana
Christian Academy, teaching and serving on its board.
In the 1990’s, Mr. Rushing had a second career with The
American Heart Association where he worked as a scientific
editor for five medical journals---including the prestigious
journal, “Circulation,” which is directed at issues
involving the human circulatory system.
Bill was a talented amateur artist. He enjoyed painting,
drawing, and writing children’s fiction. He leaves the world
having educated the minds of thousands of young people and
having produced scores of beautiful paintings.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Maude Rushing; son,
John Rushing and wife Lisa; daughter, Abigail Ryan and
husband Chris; and grandchildren, Jackson Rushing and Kate
Visitation with the family will be held at 6 to 8 p.m. on
Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011 at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Haefs officiating. Burial
will follow at
Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Rushing,
Chris Ryan, Vincent Hufford, Pat Kindle, Michael Jansson and
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Joe Wilson Parum, Jr.
Apr 25, 1943 - Mar 27, 1965
FROST, March 29 (Spl.) - Funeral rites were held from the
Frost Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Monday for Joe W. Parum Jr., 21, who
died of injuries received in an auto mishap near Conroe last
Services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost
Baptist church. Assisting was Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the
Frost Methodist. Burial was in the the
Parum died of injuries received when a car occupied by three young
couples hit a tree five miles north of Willis, Texas. The injured
were taken to a Conroe hospital. Parum was a senior student at Sam
Houston State College at Huntsville, Texas.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs Joe W. Parum Sr., Frost; a
sister, Mrs. James Griffin, Garland; a brother, John David Parum,
Frost; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Parum, Frost; and Mr. and
Mrs. Doyle Mitchell, Frost.
Pallbearers were Ronald Elmore, Glen Ferguson, Ronald Brown, Blake
English, John Rizo, Stell Waldrop Jr., Robert Martin and Joe
McCormick Funeral Services directed.
Jul 25, 1918 - Mar 27, 1965
KERENS, March 29 (Spl) — Funeral services for Frank Owen
Sessions, 46, killed in an auto crash near Mabank Saturday night,
were held from the First Methodist church here Monday at 10 a.m.
with burial In the Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted by
Rev. Gray Cook, pastor of Round Prairie Baptist church, assisted by
Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev.
Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church. Sessions was a
truck-driver and veteran of
World War II. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Bruce
Sessions, Kerens; a daughter, Debbie Ruth Sessions; a son, Robert
Frank Sessions; mother, Mrs. Mattie Mae Sessions, all of Kerens; ;three
brothers, W. C. Sessions, Fort Worth; O. B. Sessions, raham, and C.
R. Sessions, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. 1. T, Robinson, Olney, and other
relatives. Paschal Funeral Home directed.
Dennis J. Chaney, 65, of 308 East Nineteenth avenue, died at
his home Thursday. He was a long-time Corsicana resident and was an
employee of Joe Butler for a number of years.
Arrangements are pending at Calhouns on notification of his
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Chaney, Corsicana; seven
daughters; five sons, six sisters, a brother, 27 grandchildren, 11
great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Mary Elizabeth "Molly" (Blasingame) Spencer
May 14, 1868 - Dec 14, 1954
Frost Pioneer Rites
Thursday Mrs. Mollie Elizabeth Spencer, 86, pioneer Frost resident,
died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night following- a several weeks
Illness. Graveside rites will he hold at the
Frost Cemetery Thursday at
Rev. J. W. McKinney, minister of the First Christian church, will
conduct the rites. Mrs. Spencer was a native of Ellis county.
Surviving arc three sons, George and Eugene Spencer, both of Waco,
and Roy Spencer. Blooming Grove; six daughters. Mrs. Bessie Hewitt,
Frost: Mrs. Ollie Carroll, Mullin: Mrs. Clem Mitchell, Frost; Mrs.
Ruby Mills, North Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Merle Murray, Chicago; and
Mrs. Johnnie Hobbs, Texas City; a brother, Arthur Blasingame,
Phoenix, Ariz.; a sister, Mrs. Julia Looney, Fresno, Calif.; 13
grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be J. B. Jones, Tom Hooser, Curtis Patterson, Joe
Brown, Carroll Young and Tom Stevenson.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.
Jan 18, 1862 - Apr 3, 1954
T. M. Jones Rites Are Held Monday
Funeral services for T. M. Jones, 02, retired section foreman for
the old T. and B. V. R. R. .(now FW and DC and Rock Island Lines)
were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 10 a. m. He retired in
1926. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ray Brooks and Rev. Kenneth
Bazar, assistant pastor o£ the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was
in the Hopewell cemetery
near Navarro. Jones died Friday night following an extended illness.
He had resided at Navarro from 1907 until 1953. He was a. native
Texan. Surviving are his wife ot Corsicana; five sons, Ernest
Jones, Denison; Leonard Jones, Houston, Robert M. Jones, El Centro,
Calif.; L. A. Jones, Monahans. and Herman A. Jones. Itasca; three
daughters, Mrs. S. B. Parks, Navarro; Mrs. E. R. Stephens, McCamey,
and Mrs. C. F. Seagraves, Fort Worth; 17 grandchildren and 27
great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were R. M. Smith, Arthur Smith,
Pete Goodin, Scott Harvard, V. C. Bailey, Charlie McCarter, E. D.
Smith, and Philip Greenup.
J. P. Robinson
d. Apr 4, 1954
J. P. Robinson Rites Monday
J. P. Robinson, 69, retired textile worker, died in Memorial
Hospital early Sunday morning following a brief illness.
Funeral services are slated from Fifth Avenue Church of Christ
Monday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in
The rites are to be conducted by T. B. Crews, Church of Christ
minister, assisted by C. B. Halcomb and J. P. Johnston.
He was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ and the WOW
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, J. J. Robinson,
Corsicana, and C. A. Robinson, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Gordon,
Houston; a sister, Mrs. Gordon Sutton, Mexia; two grandchildren and
Pallbearers are to be Reuben Tucker, Roy Starnes, R. D. Crider,
Hubert Herod, Albert Gorman and Jack Pillans.
Griffin Funeral Home directed.
Isiah "Jim" Jayroe
Mar 26, 1878 - May 21, 1945
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. I. JAYROE HELD ON WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for J. I. Jayroe, 67-year-old Purdon farmer
were held at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home.
Burial was in Dresden
Jayroe, a native of Navarro County, died Monday evening at Navarro
Clinic in Corsicana.
Survivors include his wife and the following children: Harvey Lee
Jayroe of Hearne, Mrs. Jim Foster of Purdon, Mrs. Jack Seelye of
Hearne, Mrs. Arthur Mitchell of Conroe, Mrs. Jewel McClintock of
Houston, Mrs. Odis Williams, of Richland, Harvey Jayroe of
Corsicana, Rolon Jayroe of Purdon and Mrs. Edd Berryhill of Purdon.
He is also survived by 25 grandchildren and five
Elizabeth Ann (Newlin)
Apr 24, 1919 - Dec 27, 2011
Ann Skinner, age 92, died Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at
Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She was born April 24,
1919, in Amarillo, Texas, to parents Ivanho L. and Mary L.
Elizabeth grew up in Ennis, Texas where she graduated from
Ennis High School.
She then attended Jefferson Law School before meeting and
marrying Elton M. Skinner in 1937.
Elizabeth was a longtime resident of Navarro County, more
than 70 years. Early in her marriage, she managed the
offices for several Skinner gins including the Corbet Gin,
the Purdon Gin and the Service Gin in Corsicana. She raised
6 children on her treasured ranch in Corbet and later worked
as an accountant for Hable Construction Company.
After all of her children were finished with college and she
had retired, she went back to school to pursue a Bachelors
Degree at UT Tyler. She was only a few hours short of her
degree when her granddaughter Kathryn was born. At that
point, she stopped pursuing her formal education ostensibly
to help with her granddaughter but it may have been the
Elizabeth also traveled extensively in her retirement,
visiting many states and several continents. She taught
Sunday school for 40-plus
years at First Baptist Purdon, Corbet Missionary
Baptist Church, and Community Baptist Church.
Elizabeth outlived her husband
Elton M Skinner and
two of her children,
Jr.; 5 brothers and 2 sisters.
She is survived by 4 children, Neila Petrick and husband
Tom, Stephen Skinner and wife Mavis, Felisa Grace and husband
Coy, and Jan Hublein and husband
Rick; 9 grandchildren, Janet Richardson, Sarah McGrath, Mark
Skinner, Josh Skinner, Ellen Sullivan, Kathryn Allison,
Daniel Hublein, Evan Hublein and Susan
Jordan Richardson, Ty and Peyton Skinner, Dawn Sullivan,
Connor and Reid Allison.
Memorials may be made to the Elton and Susan
Skinner Scholarship Fund at Navarro College, 3200 W. 7th
Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110, or to the church or charity of
Visitation is Thursday, December 29, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 30,
2011 at the Dawson
Cemetery. A memorial service celebrating Elizabeth's
life will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday at Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with Rev. Dale Leggett officiating.
abt 1925 - Dec 26, 2011
Corsicana — Etta Marie Brunson, 86, of Corsicana, passed away
Monday, Dec. 26, 2011 at her residence at Heritage Oaks West.
Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at
Pelham Community Cemetery
with Rev. Rickie Williams officiating.
Jean (Loper) Foust
Dec 25, 1929 - Dec 27, 2011
Corsicana — Norma Jean Foust, 82, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 27,
2011. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 3 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 at Rice
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Margaret Ellen (Tracy)
1945 - Dec 26, 2011
Ellen Tracy Foster, age 66, passed away in her home in
Corsicana on Monday, Dec. 26, 2011. Tracy was born in 1945
in Oklahoma City, Okla. to Leonard Ray Tracy and Lola Fay
McCann Tracy. She was the third of four children. She was
best known as Tracy since high school. As a young girl, she
helped her mom raise her siblings and cousins.
In 1966, she met Fred F. Foster, Jr. and a week later they
were married. Fred was in the Marine Corps at the time and
together they traveled all over the United States. In 1967,
their son John Earl was born in Washington, DC. Their
daughter, Tracy Dawn, was born in Oklahoma City in 1970.
Tracy was a stay-at-home mom until her children were school
age, then began work in a warehouse in Alameda, Calif. In
1982, Fred retired from the Marines and moved the family to
Corsicana because he fell in love with the town as the first
Marine recruiter here in the early 1970s. Tracy started
working at City Office Supply when the family first moved
here and later worked for Kmart warehouse for 20 years until
it closed. Her fellow employees were more like family than
friends to her. She had many good times during her
employment at Kmart and was saddened when it closed because
she knew she would miss the people with whom she worked.
In 1992, she was blessed with her first grandchild and
namesake, Maggie Elizabeth-faye Foster. She gained another
daughter in 1992 when Christine Riddle married her son John,
and her family grew again in 1995 when Chadron Errick
Hildebrand married Tracy Dawn. She was blessed with her
second grandchild in 1996, Laine Errick, and again in 2000
with the birth of her last grandchild, Wyatt Cawl. She is
also survived by a stepson, Fred Frank Foster III “Tobey”
and his three children, Brandon, Lauren and Brianna, and
cousin, Linda Cline and husband Tommy.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Howard
Eugene Tracy; sister, Mary Elizabeth Risenhoover; and
stepfather, Don Spayde.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Margaret
McCarter and Debbie McCoy. As her best friends, they always
made her days special when she would visit with them.
Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m.
at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011
at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck
officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
John W. Kelly
April 12, 1835 - Mar 13, 1934
NINETY-NINE YEAR OLD CONFEDERATE VETERAN IS DEAD
J.W. KELLEY SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES RECEIVED IN FALL LAST SATURDAY
J.W. Kelly, age 99, a Confederate veteran and pioneer resident of
Navarro county, died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning as a
result of a fall Saturday in which he suffered a broken hip. Funeral
services will be held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Kent, 638
West Sixth avenue Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock The services will
be conducted by Rev. W.R. Hail, pastor of the First Presbyterian
church. Burial will be in
Mr. Kelley was born in Marshall county Tenenssee April 12, 1835 and
came to Texas 1880, settling at Streetman. He enlisted in the
Confederate Army in November 1861 at Cornersville, Tennessee under
Captain John C. Osborn, in Furguson's regiment, Forty-first
Tennessee, Gregg's Brigade, commanded by Lieut-Col. Jim Tillman. He
was captured at Missionary Ridge in December 1863 and was sent to
Rock Island prison, being released on March 7, 1865.
During the past several years he had made his home with his
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R.I. Kent on West Sixth
Avenue, however he had visited among his children during that time.
Surviving are two sons, D.C. Kelley, Corsicana; R.L. Kelley,
Streetman; two daughters, Mrs. R.I. Kent, Corsicana; Mrs. Della
Clark, Wichita Falls; a number of grandchildren and great
Active pallbearers will be his grandsons, Herbert Ealy, Wichita
Falls; Max Ealy, Wichita Falls; Clyde Kelley, Beeville; Joe Kelley,
Humble; John Kelley, Dallas; and John McGilvary, Beeville.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home will have charge of the funeral.
April 1, 1849 - Dec 25, 1937
PIONEER RESIDENT DIED IN HOSPITAL SATURDAY NIGHT
Funeral services for Miss Ella Milican aged 88 years, resident of
Corsicana 60 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday
night at 7:20 o'clock after a lingering illness, were held Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock. The rites were conducted from the First
Presbyterian church by Rev. W.R. Hall with burial in the
Surviving are the following nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Dez Green, Mrs. J.E. Coggins, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Belle
Martin, Longview; Mrs. Grace Williams, Los Angeles, Calif., M.N.
Milican, Bloomington, Texas, and I.H. Millican, Freer and other
Pallbearers were Joe M. Coggins, A.L. Edwards, Harry A. Clowe, Dez
Green, Allen Lumpkin, and willie Crouch.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Nov 20, 1887 - May 20, 1994
Maude Amy Orr, 106, of Brushie Prairie, died May 20, 1994, at
Corsicana Nursing Home.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Saint Delight
United Methodist Church in Brushie Prairie Community, with the Rev.
Joan Washington officiating. Burial will be in the
Prairie Community under the direction of Ross and Johnson
Mortuary. Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
She was a member of the Heroines of Jericho. She was a member of the
County Extension Homemakers program. She was a member of the Brown
Chapel A.M.E. Church where she served as missionary president, choir
president and served on the Stewardess Board and the Pastor's Aid
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Judge Leo E. and
Maude Lucas Orr of Malakoff; four daughters, Vester Mae Brown of
Austin, Maudene Hallmon of Houston, Glover Doris Jones of San
Antonio and Lorene Orr and John West of Kansas City, Mo.; six
grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be the stewards and trustees of Saint Delight
Oct 12, 1864 - Nov 7, 1933
FORMER SCHOOL TEACHER DIES AT RICHLAND TUESDAY
E.P. Gaines, aged 69 years, former school teacher, died at his home
in Richland Tuesday night at 11:30 o'clock afgter a short illness,
and the funeral was held at the family home Wednesday morning at 11
o'clock. Interment was made at Jacksonville. The funeral was
conducted by Rev. Horace Poteet.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Helen Sue Gaines, Richland;
a brother, William Gaines, Oklahoma City; and a sister, Mrs. Sid
Mr. Gaiens had been an active member of the Corsicana K. of P. lodge
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Nov 10, 1933
- Submitted by Karen
- Burial: Jacksonville City Cemetery, Jacksonville,
Cherokee Co. TX
Sept 19, 1911 - Nov 6, 1933
Emhouse Man Died Funeral Tuesday
Ben Vise, aged 22, of Emhouse, died at the P. and S. hospital late
Monday afternoon after an extended illness and funeral services were
held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Bardwell with interment in
the Bardwell cemetery.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.M. Vise of Emhouse and
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Nov 10, 1933
- Submitted by Karen
Dec 26, 1853 - Nov 19, 1933
FORMER CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN DIED FT. RILEY HOSPITAL
LOUIS J. ELSER WAS FOR MANY YEARS IN BOOK BUSINESS HERE
The following item, taken from the Junction City (Kansas) Union of
Monday, November 20, will be read with sad interest by many in
Corsicana, who will remember Lou Elser as a courtly and polished
gentleman of the old school. He conducted a book store and
stationery business here for many years, and resided here some time
after retiring from business. His brother, Maximillian, mentioned in
the following article, died only a few weeks ago in Fort Worth.
Death Of Louis Joseph Elser
Louis Joseph Elser died at the Post Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas,
November 19, 1933, after a short illness.
Mr. Elser was born in Corning, N.Y., December 26, 1853. When only a
boy in his teens, he and his older brother, Maximillian, started out
together. Their first employment being with railroad and telegraph
business. Both were telegraph operators. Their business ventures
took them to Louisiana and Texas where, for several years, they had
charge of the construction of the first railroad and telegraph lines
in those states. Later they were in the book and stationery business
in Fort Worth, Abilene, Gainesville and Corsicana, Texas.
In 1879, while in Fort Worth, Mr. Elser became acquainted with
Jennie Garner, whose family had moved to Texas from New York. They
were married at Cahoes, N.Y., October 4, 1882, her family having
returned there permanently.
From this union their only child was born, a son, Max A. Elser.
Later, Mr. Elser and his family made their permanent home in
Corsicana, Texas, where they resided until Mr. Elser retired from
business. After a short period in the East, Mr. and Mrs Elser
purchased a home at Mountain View, California, residing there until
recently when they joined their son, Lt. Col. Max Al Elser at Fort
Riley, Kans. Mr. Elser is survived by the wife, Mrs. Jennie G. Elser,
the son, Max A. Elser, Lt. Col. Q.M.C., four graqndsons, Louis G.,
Edson A., Robert M., and Max A. Jr., and a sister, Mrs. Emma Duerlin.
Funeral services will be from the Durland Sawtell Funeral Home,
Junction City, Kansas, at 2 p.m., Tuesday, November 21, Chaplain
Perry O. Wilcox, U.S. Army, will conduct the services. Interment in
the Albany Rural cemetery, Albany, New York.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Nov 28, 1933
- Submitted by Karen
Feb 29, 1874 - July 11, 1936
KING HUFF PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY; IS BURIED AT BAZETTE
Funeral services for King Huff, aged 62 years, who died suddenly
Saturday night at 8:30 o'clock at his home several miles north of
Corsicana, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Bazette
church with interment in the
Bazette cemetery. The rites were conducted y Rev. Chas. E.
Wilkins, Methodist minister of Kerens. Prior to moving to this
section last year, Mr. Huff had resided in the Kerens and Bazette
communities for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, seven sons, King Huff, Jr., Kerens; K.C.
Huff, Kerens; Leslie Huff, Kerens; Cecil Huff, Corsicana; Howard
Huff, Corsicana; Raymond Huff, Corsicana, and Levi Huff, Corsicana;
five daughters, Mrs. Jack Harrington, Mt. Sharp; Mrs. Annie Batey,
Grand Saline; Mrs. Ruby Kelsey, Lott; Mrs. Lula Andrews, Cannon; and
Mrs. Ledia Massey, Kerens, and several grandchildren.
The funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.
Mattie May (Finley) Sessions
June 19, 1888 - Oct 9, 1975
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral
Home Chapel in Kerens for Mrs. Mattie May Sessions, 87, and lifelong
resident of Kerens. The Rev. Van Houser officiated and burial was at
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Opal Robinson of Olney; a son,
W.Z. Sessions of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and 12
Grandsons served as pallbearers.
- Kerens Tribune - Thursday, Oct 16, 1975
- Submitted by Karen
May 6, 1858 - Sep 16, 1945
PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIED SUNDAY NIGHT
A.H. Guinn, 89, longtime resident of Navarro County, died Sunday
night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E.P. Smith, in Irving.
Funeral services were held at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning in the
Irving First Baptist Church, followed by interment Tuesday afternoon
in the Bazette cemetery.
Survivors are three sons, A.B. of Lamesa, W.P. of Harlingen and J.W.
of Irving; six daughters, Mrs. J.W. Reese of Dallas, Mrs. E.F. Smith
of Irving, Mrs. J.L. Reese of Tyler, Mrs. C.V. Bowman of Houston,
Mrs. E.H. Irwin of Phillips, Mrs. W.a. Crocker of Corsicana; 25
grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Vester Harvey Scarbrough
Jan 28, 1895 - June 28, 1960
Kerens Native Rites Friday
KERENS, June 30 - (Spl.) - Funeral services for Vester Harvey
Scarbrough, 65, who died in a Dallas clinic Tuesday night, will be
held from the First Baptist church here Friday at 10 a.m. Burial
will be in the Bazette
Scarbrough was a native of Kerens and moved to Dallas in 1922. He
was connected with the Internal Revenue service for years and was a
member of the First Baptist church in Dallas. He became ill here
about a month ago at a family reunion.
Surviving are two sons, V. Harvey Scarbrough, Jr. and Truett L.
Scarbrough both of Dallas; mother, Mrs. I.W. Scarbrough, Kerens;
four sisters, Mrs. Iva Sheppard, Kerens, Mrs. Faye Weaver, Winter
Park Fla., Mrs. Una Buena Eckerman, Athens and Mrs. Ester Cowen
Price and three grandchildren.
Inmon Funeral Home directs local arrangements.
The body lies in State at Sparkman's Chapel in Dallas until 8 p.m.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, July 1, 1960
- Submitted by Karen
- Tex-Cpl Co L 143 Infantry WW I -
- s/o J.W. Scarbrough and California (Walker) Scarbrough
(from death certificate)
Jan 5, 1870 - July 30, 1944
RITES HELD LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR J.H. WALKER
KERENS, Aug. 1. - (Spl) - Funeral services for John H. Walker, age
74 years, who died Sunday afternoon at Baylor Hospital in Dallas,
were held Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the First Baptist Church
with Rev. J.W. Ousley conducting the rites. Burial was in the
Mr. Walker was born in Webster county Mississippi, and was the son
of G.W. Walker. He was married in 1896 to Miss Lizzie Nichols and
came to Texas in 1904 and has lived in and around Kerens since that
time, having been engaged in farming and the cotton business.
Surviving are his wife, nine children; three sons, Grady, Edward and
Douglas, all of Kerens; six daughters, Mrs. Don Morton, Mrs. J.B.
Beasley, Mrs. Charles Blissett of Kerens; Mrs. Gus Adams of Dallas;
Mrs. Hollis Austin of Orange; and Mrs. Helen Miller of Corsicana.
Two brothers, S.G. Walker of Woodland, Miss. and H.L. Walker of
Bonham, Texas. Three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Holland of Memphis, Tenn.;
Mrs. Lynn Herring of Vardeman, Miss. and Mrs. Jennie Welch of San
Mr. Walker was known and liked by a host of friends who will regret
to learn of his death.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Aug 4, 1944
- Submitted by Karen
PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIED IN DALLAS
John H. Walker, aged 74 years, pioneer resident of East Navarro
county, died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Sunday afternoon following
an operation Friday. He was a cotton buyer at Kerens and formerly
was a farmer in Northeast Navarro county.
Funeral services are slated Monday at 5 p.m. from the First Baptist
church in Kerens with burial in the
Bazette cemetery. The rites are
to be conducted by Rev. J. W. Ousley, pastor of the church.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens, nine children, a number of
grandchildren and other relatives. One daughter, Mrs. Helen Miller,
is a teacher in the Corsicana schools.
Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens in charge.
Mar 6, 1935 - Dec 26, 2011
Joyce B. Mergner, 76, passed away at her home in Kerens on Monday,
Dec. 26, 2011.
Joyce was born in Coleman, Texas on March 6, 1935. She grew up in
Fort Worth, and graduated high school there. On April 1, 1990, she
married Bob Andrews and they made their home in Arlington, then
Burnett and finally to Kerens in 2000.
She was the owner and operator of Command Energy for several years.
She enjoyed playing golf and fishing.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Andrews; son, Luther Mergner;
daughters, Sunne Armetta and Elisa Kay; two grandchildren; five
step-grandchildren; and step-daughters, Carla Andrews, Carmen Plunk
and Chandra Ballentine.
A private memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Keever Mortuary, Ennis.
Jan 13, 1898 - Nov 7, 1979
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Mrs. Edna Spence, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday
at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. Dave Alexander will officiate, with burial following at
She was born Jan. 13, 1898 in Navarro County. She was a lifelong
resident of Corsicana and a retired Avon representative. She was the
daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Whorton.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Earl Spence of Corsicana, Ralph
D. Spence of Clinton, Miss., and Fred R. Spence Jr. of Houston; one
daughter, Miss Gloria Spence of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; four
sisters, Mrs. Ruth Crouch, Miss Velma Whorton, and Mrs. Lurleen
Stokes, all of Corsicana and Mrs. Clara Breithaupt of Arlington; and
one brother, Joe Whorton, of Houston.
Pallbearers are Clarence Mann, Randy Chanters, Willie Matous, Brian
Dunagan, Bill Murphy, and Jimmie Rogers.
May 23, 1921 - May 23, 1994
Jim Collins, 73, of Corsicana, died May 23, 1994, in Temple.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel,
with Dr. Tom Henderson officiating. Burial will be in
He was born May 23, 1921, in Kaufman County, Texas. He was an
independent trucker, based in Corsicana for 17 years. He was a
World War II veteran in
the 77th Field Artillery Battalion with the Allied Forces, which
marched across Africa in to Italy for battle.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Cheryl Collins
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Verna Bess Burkett Collins of
Corsicana; four daughters and five sons-in-law, Linda L. and Fred
Watson of Grand Prairie, Sherry and Mike Cheek of Cypress, Debra and
Gary Pope of Spring, Karen L. and Johnny Coker of Meridian and Danny
G. Richards of Corsicana; three brothers, Irving Collins of Rowlett,
Sam Collins of Redondo Beath, Calif, and George Collins of Rockwall;
14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and
Pallbearers will be Charles Powell, Harvey Hurlbert, Ricky
Hightower, Daniel Parson, Fred Rash and Buddy Rash.
Pearl (Faubion) Hazelwood
Jun 5, 1931 - May 24, 1994
Mary Pearl Hazelwood, 62, of Terrell, died May 24, 1994.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with
Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the
She was born June 5, 1931, in Ireland, Texas. She was a member of
the Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Linzy and Mary
Jo Hazelwood Jr. of Corsicana, and Michael Wayne Hazelwood of Waco;
three daughters, Mary Linda DeGarmo of Lebanon, Ore., Gail Edwina
Hazelwood of Auborn, Wash., and Nancy Carol Moore of Corsicana;
numerous brothers and sisters; six grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit,
P.O. Box 1236, Corsicana, Texas, 75151.
Fred R. Spence
Nov 22, 1896 - Aug 3, 1954
Fred R. Spence Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Fred R. Spence, 57, retired pipeliner, who died
at his home, 1116 West Eleventh avenue Tuesday night, were held from
the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. H.G. Starkey, pastor of the
Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in the
He was a native of Corbet.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Robert E. Spence,
Corsicana; Ralph D. Spence, St. Louis, and Fred R. Spence, Jr.,
Dallas; a daughter, Gloria Spence, Corsicana; a grandchild; a
sister, Mrs. Doc Russell, Emhouse, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C.N. Tramel, H.W. Temple, H.E. Simmons, Joe Coggins,
Jr.; J.T. Glasgow and Bill Hutson.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Aug 6, 1954
- Submitted by Karen
- h/o Edna (Whorton) Spence
Clarence Newton Bridger
Nov 24, 1927 - Aug 4, 1929
Attended Funeral Of Bridger Baby
A number of out-of-town relatives were called to the home of Mr. and
Mrs. E.L. Bridger last Saturday by the serious illness of Clarence
Newton Bridger, little twenty-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bridger, who had been sick for two weeks. He passed away Sunday,
August 4, at 4:30 p.m. and was laid to rest Monday morning. Among
the out-of-town relatives here were the grandmother, Mrs. M.V.
Boswell, uncles and aunts Jim Boswell and Minnie Boswell of Teague,
R.M. Boswell and Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Bellah of Brownwood, and Mr. Geo.
Bridger, the grandfather and his two sons, Loyd and Aurthur Bridger
of Roswell, Texas.
The death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bridger on
Sunday, August 4, and claimed their precious baby, Clarence Newton
Bridger, who had been sick for two weeks. All that loving hands and
medical aid could possibly do, was done for him, but all in vain, it
seems. Little Clarence Newton was born November 24, 1927, and
departed this life August 4 at 4:30 p. m. making him twenty months
and twelve days old. He left to mourn his sweet little life, his
father and mother, one sister and three brothers, a grandmother and
grandfather, seven uncles and three aunts.
Clarence Newton was the light of the home only a short while, and
now it seems so lonely and dark without him ; but God knew best and
called him home.
The funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock, at the
Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, the Rev. G. F. Karnegay, pastor of
the church officiating. Palbearers were the following brothers of
Mr. and Mrs. Brldger: Henry O. and Robert Boswell, Loyd and Arthur
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home and
burial was in Oakwood
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Bridger mourn with them in the loss
of their sweet baby. May they submit to God's will and realize that
there is one more angel in heaven.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled.
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
God above has called him and
his soul is safe in heaven.
Written by one who loved him best.
Funeral Services For Little Child
Funeral services for Clarence Bridger, the twenty months old son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Bridger, 1523 West Tenth avenue, who died Sunday,
were held at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church Monday afternoon
at 9:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. G. F. Kornegay, pastor of the
Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Pallbearers were Henry and Robert Boswell and Arthur and Lloyd
July 15, 1877 - Dec 18, 1940
FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON LOCAL CONTRACTOR
Ernest L. Bridger, aged 63 years, local contractor, died at his
home, 1417 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday night following an extended
Funeral services are planned for Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from
the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the-Church,
assisted by Rev. R. O. Sory, district Methodist superintendent.
Mr. Bridger was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church and
formerly was president of the Corsicana Carpenter's local union.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; eight children, Emil Bridger,
Dallas; Carl Bridger, Dallas; George Bridger, Los Angeles; Mrs. Ben
Rich, Sanitorium, Texas: Mrs. Jerome Green, Ernest Bridger, Jr.,
Emma Jean Bridger and Lillian Bridger, all of Corsicana; a step-son,
Milton Campbell, Corsicana; father, G. W. Bridger, Whitney, Hill
county, two brothers, Loyd and Arthur Bridger, both of Whitney; a
sister, Mrs.Ed Whitener, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be F.W. Smith, Max D. Almond. L. K. Carraway, J. I.
Ellett, E. C. Holloway, George Yates, Walter Sprowl and Claude
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 19, 1940
Submitted by Karen Rost
Out-of-Town Friends, Relatives Attended E. L. Bridger Rites
The following out-of-town friends and relatives were present Friday
afternoon to attend the last rites for Ernest L. Bridger, who passed
away last Wednesday: Walter Sprawl of Wortham; Mrs. W. A. McKinney
of Powell, G. W. Bridger, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bridger and daughter,
Lou, all of Whitney; Emil Bridger and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Bridger of
Dallas, Mrs. Lillie Belle Rich of Sanatorium, Jim Boswell of
Lubbock; R. M. Boswell of Paul's Valley, Okla.; Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Boswell, Sonny Boswell, Johnnie Boswell and George Boswell, all of
Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Boswell and Mrs. Susie Boswell of Teague.
The many friends of these loved ones extend their heartfelt sympathy
in their hour of sadness.
Nov 29, 1856 - Jan 30, 1916
Sunday morning at 7 o'clock Mrs. W. A. Carmack of Brushy Prairie
died after a short illness. She was taken Saturday evening with
something like brain fever and fell in a faint and never regained
consciousness. Mrs. Carmack was a Christian and proved it by
visiting the sick and bearing her trials of life with Christian
fortitude. All we can say is that we think and hope that she is now
enjoying that peace and happiness in glory. She was laid to rest in
the Brushy Prairie
cemetery Monday. We all weep and sympathize with her loved ones
that are left to mourn her
loss. So good-bye, dear ones.
Dec 13, 1925 - Jan 22, 1946
CO I 398 Inf.
Plan Reburial Rites Tuesday For Pfc. Johnson
Funeral services for Pfc. Oather E. Johnson, 20, killed in action in
Germany, Jan. 22, 1946, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock
from the St. Elmo church. Burial will be in the
St. Elmo cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. G.H. Vaughan, Elkhart, Baptist
minister. Pfc. Johnson was serving with the 29th Infantry Division.
Prc. Johnson attended the Winkler schools and entered the armed
forces in April, 1944, going overseas in October, 1944.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.L. Johnson, Corsicana; a
brother, Leroy Johnson, Corsicana, and four sisters, Mrs. Ruby Minze,
Winkler; Mrs. Doyle Coley, Mrs. Howard Cooper and Miss Jettie Belle
Johnson, all of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Jack Holloway, Jack Minze, Vivian Rash, W.T.
Simpson, Wayne Pillans and Frank Allen.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Jan 25, 1949
- Submitted by Karen
E. E. Epps
May 8, 1859 - Nov 6, 1933
Former Corsicana Resident Died In Streetman Monday
E.E. Epps, native of Navarro county, aged 74, died at Streetman late
Monday and funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at
St. Elmo Cemetery with
the Rev. H.L. McKissick conducting the last rites.
The deceased was born near Birdston and resided in this county all
his life. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. R.B. Anderson of
The funeral was conducted by L.B. Bonner, Eureka, assisted by
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Nov 10, 1933
- Submitted by Karen
Jan 8, 1889 - Feb 27, 1976
Services were held at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in
Streetman for Sam Lee, 87, who died Friday night at the Twilight
The Revs. Cecil Thompson and Clayton Smith officiated and burial was
at St. Elmo Cemetery.
Griffin Funeral Home is directing.
He is survived by one son, Carl Lee of Concord, Calif.; four
daughters, Mrs. Dave Blanchard of Richardson, Mrs. Lloyd Lewis of
Robstown, Mrs. Bill Shelton of Kerens, and Mrs. David Wilson of
Corsicana; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Leonard Lee of Streetman; 15
grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Willie D. Pillans, Ralph Howell, Halley Rash, Fred
Lee, S.D. Standard, and J.A. Young.
- Kerens Tribune - May 4, 1976
- Submitted by Karen
William Edward Harris
June 4, 1921 - Nov 12, 1985
W.E. (Bill) Harris, 64, of Corsicana died Tuesday at Navarro
Services are 2 p.m. today at the Westminster Presbyterian Church
with the Revs. James A. Beverley and Eugene E. Wood officiating.
Burial is to follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dr. John L. Harper, W.D. Ralston Sr., W.W.
Dosser, R.L. Thigpin, John F. Taylor, Robert L. Boyd, Eugene R.
Stewart and Stuart Beebe.
Susie Dear (Phelps) Red
Jul 11, 1905 - Mar 1, 2005
Susie Phelps Red, 99, of Houston and formerly of Corsicana, entered
into eternal rest Tuesday, March 1, 2005.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at
Mrs. Red was born July 11, 1905, in Hamilton. She graduated from
Baylor University in 1926. She met her husband, Theodore R. Red,
while teaching high school history in Wortham, and they married in
1928. They resided in Corsicana for many years where they were
active members of Westminster Presbyterian Church. After the death
of her husband in 1978, she moved to Houston to be near her daughter
and grandchildren. In Houston, she was an active member of St. Giles
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, T. R. Red.
Survivors include her son, Ted P. Red; daughter, Sue McDermott and
husband Pat; granddaughter, Cindy McDermott Schreiber and husband
Pete; grandson, Chris McDermott; and great-grandchildren, Blake
McDermott, Samantha Schreiber and Drew Schreiber, all of Houston;
granddaughter, Betty Glasby and husband Jerry; great-grandson, James
Robinson and wife Jennifer; and great-great-grandson, Aaron
Robinson, all of Ennis.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Reta H. Thompson
Sep 29, 1898 - Feb 15, 1992
Reta H. Thompson, 93, of Corsicana, died Feb. 15, 1992, in Houston.
Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
Bill Reed officiating. Burial was in
She was born Sept. 29, 1898, in Kirbyville, and had lived in
Corsicana for 49 years. She was bookkeeper at Coca Cola Company. She
was a member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church and a member of
the Eastern Star, #118.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Glen Thompson.
Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Thelma and Edwin
Thigpen of Tulsa, Okla.; one niece, Barbara Wilson of Houston; and
one granddaughter, Sherry Darby of New York City.
Pallbearers will be Jack Bradley, Gerald Nichols, Chester Bonner,
Hugh Parrish, John Remonte, A.A. Copeland and Jack Norwood.
Nettie Lee Elder
Sep 18, 1901 - Feb 17, 1992
Nettie Elder, 90, of Corsicana, died Feb. 17, 1992, at Navarro
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the
Oakwood Cemetery, with Dick James officiating. Arrangements are with
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Elder, in 1975.
She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.
Survivors include one daughter, Janice Elder; and a number of nieces
Memorials may be made ot Westhill Church of Christ Library, Navarro
County Heart and Lung Association and Boles Home in Quinlin, Texas.
Aug 6, 1895 - Apr 10, 1975
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral
Home Chapel for Hubert Elder, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died at
Memorial Hospital Thursday night.
Howard White, College Hill Church of Christ pastor, will officiate
and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. He was a member of College
Hill Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nettie Elder of Corsicana; a
daughter, Miss Janice Elder of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. J.E.
England of Greenville, Mrs. Margaret Greenwood of Corpus Christi,
and Mrs. Bertha Anderson of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and
Jan 3, 1890 - Nov 7, 1979
Memorial services will be at 11 am. Friday, at Winne Chapel,
Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dallas, for Mrs. T. H. (Flora)
Benton, resident of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, who died at
2:30 p.m. Wednesday in Dallas.
Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at
Oakwood Cemetery in
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Edith Benton of Dallas and
Mrs. W. T. Pharr of Dallas; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J.
H. Pitts and Mrs. June M. Clark, both of Corsicana, and a brother,
Dexter Prince of Victoria.
Arrangements are with Sparkman Funeral Home in Dallas.
Mar 28, 1941 - Nov 28, 1980
Tom Roe, 39, of Corsicana, died Friday at Memorial Hospital.
Funeral service will be today at 2:30 p.m. at the First United
Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Graves officiating. Burial will
be in Oakwood Cemetery
conducted by Corley Funeral Home.
Roe was employed by the Corsicana State Home. He was a veteran of
the U.S. Navy.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Roe, Corsicana;
one sister, Mrs. Jerry Roe Williams, Corsicana; and his grandmother
Mrs. J. A. Roe, Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Abe Stroud, Bill Murchison, B. Lynn Sanders Jr.,
Kay Tatum, Joe B. Fortson, III, J. C. Hagins, W. D. Ralston Sr., Joe
Bell, Ferma C. Stewart and J. V. Harwell.
- Corsicana Weekly Light - Thursday, Dec 4, 1980
- Submitted by Karen
Mae (Slate) Bristow
Aug 14, 1889 - Jun 15, 1969
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral
Chapel for Mrs. Eva Bristow, 79, longtime Corsicana resident who
died Sunday. J. Lethal Roberts, Church of Christ minister,
officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery,
with grandsons as pallbearers.
Surviving are two sons, M. F. Bristow of Oklahoma and Hubert Bristow
of Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Batla of Austin and Mrs. Max
Cooper of Midland; two brothers, Henry Slate, Corsicana, and Jessie
Slate, McKinney; nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren
Lela Fay Lake
Jun 28, 1913 - Nov 12, 1985
Mrs. Lela Fay Lake, 72, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at Navarro
Service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the
Rev. Kyle Glenn officiating Burial will be at
Survivors include a brother, Carl Lake of Houston; three sisters,
Mrs. E.P. (Georgie) Macks of Saint Augustine, Fla., Mrs. J.R. (Lois)
Bush of Powell and Doris Bonner of Corsicana; a niece; and three
Feb 5, 1909 - Nov 28, 1980
Joe Worsham, 71, of Emhouse, died Friday evening at Memorial
Funeral service will be today at 2:30 p.m. in the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Osada officiating. Burial will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Joe Worsham, Emhouse; one son Joe D.
Worsham, Ozark, Ala.; one daughter, Mrs. Madge Walters, Greenville;
one brother, Jerry Worsham, Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Beulah
Mitchell, Barry; and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be John Norwood, Mickey Matthews, Lyman Barnes,
Wilmer Emery, R.W. Smith, David Kennemore, Richard Hooker and S.B.
Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Crusader Sunday
school class at St. Luke's Methodist Church.
- Corsicana Weekly Light - Thursday, Dec 4, 1980
Submitted by Karen
Aug 17, 1908 - May 21, 1994
Mayme E. Johnson, 85, of Corsicana, died May 21, 1994, in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel,
with the Rev. Horace Crowder officiating. Burial will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was born Aug. 17, 1908, in Lincoln, Ark. She was a member of
Emmanuel Baptist Church and a 50-year member of the University City
Order of the Eastern Star in Fayettville, Ark. She was a member of
Rebekah Lodge No. 128.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Ruth
Johnson of Caldwell; one granddaughter, Janet Hronek of Sweeney,
Texas; two grandsons, David Johnson of Caldwell and James Johnson of
Bellaire; one great-grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Anna Krouse
and Lela Krouse, both of Tahlequah, Okla. and Merle Krouse of
Midwest City, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews and friends.
Oddfellows will serve as pallbearers.
Memorials may be made to Rebekah Lodge No. 128, c/o Mrs. Billie
Sims, treasurer, 124 E. Drane, Corsicana, Texas 75110
Sep 28, 1914 - Oct 5, 1967
A.D. McDonald Funeral Service Slated Sunday
Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel at 2 p.m.
Sunday for Alvis Dean McDonald, 53, of Houston, who died Thursday.
Johnny Ramsey, minister of Westside Church of Christ, will
officiate. Interment will be at
McDonald is survived by his wife, Agnes McDonald, two sons, William
and Dean McDonald, all of Houston, mother, Mrs. W. O. McDonald of
Dawson; a brother, Lloyd McDonald of Frisco; and a sister, Mrs.
William Schlather of San Antonio.
Pallbearers are Henson Timmons, Ross Thomason, Herschel Russell,
Clyde Turner Sims; Neil Clark and Conrad Newton, Jr. Honorary
pallbearers are Chester Prater and Harold Pitts.
Apr 15, 1934 - Jun 26, 1957
Lamar R. Leiser Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Lamar R. Leiser [sic], 23, drowning victim at
Galveston Wednesday afternoon, will be held from the Griffin Funeral
Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the
First Baptist church.
Leiser, an employe of the Texas-Miller Products Company, was drowned
Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the Galveston beach after he was seized by
the undertow. The body was recovered Thursday night. High winds and
seas incident to Hurricane Andrey interfered with the search for the
The victim and a friend, Frank Cook of Corsicana, went to Galveston
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.N.
Leiser, Route 1, Chatfield; three brothers, Ray L. Leiser, Oak
Harbor, Ohio; Kay and Bruce Leiser, both of Dallas; a sister Barbara
Leiser, Route 1, Chatfield; grandmother, Mrs. Alma Robinson, Oak
Harbor, Ohio, and other relatives.
Bernard Alford Byers
Jun 24, 1919 - Mar 3, 2005
Bernard Byers, 85, of Waxahachie passed away Thursday, March 3, 2005
at Renfrow Nursing Home in Waxahachie. Services will be 11 a.m.
Today at Hebrew Cemetery
with Rabbi Frank Joseph officiating. Click on obituaries and go to
the name (Bernard Byers) to sign book and to submit memorial
message. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Oct 25, 1914 - Jul 7, 1971
Burney Bobkoff, 56, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. He had
lived in Corsicana since 1936. He was owner and operator of Burney's
Funeral services are to be today at 5 p.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel.
Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate at the services and burial is to
be in the Hebrew Cemetery.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Burney Bobkoff of Corsicana; two
daughters, Lauri Bobkoff and Karen Bobkoff, both of Corsicana; one
brother, Kenneth Bobkoff of Dallas; and two sisters, Miss Grace
Bobkoff and Mrs. Raymond Goldman, both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers are to be Max Rosenblum, James Cerf, Dean Milkes, Dr.
Bernard Rosen, Dr. John Griffin, A. Wade Blackford, Cullen Dunn,
J.C. Turner and Arlie Pillow.
Dec 25, 1888 - Nov 27, 1968
Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Corley
Funeral Chapel for Harry Burger [sic], St. Louis, Mo., who died
there early Wednesday. Rabbi Ernest Joseph was to officiate with
burial in the Hebrew Cemetery.
He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Louis Wolens, Corsicana, and
Mrs. Hyers Franks, Tyler; and three brothers, Ralph Burger, Tyler
and Joe and Chester Burger, both of Miami Beach, Fla.
Apr 29, 1902 - Feb 16, 1992
Ralph L. Berger
Ralph L. Berger, 89, of Tyler, died Feb. 16, 1992, in a Tyler
Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the
Hebrew Cemetery in
Corsicana, with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. Loyd James Funeral
Home in Tyler is in charge of arrangements.
He was born April 29, 1902, in St. Louis and lived in Tyler most of
his life. He was a retired manager for Killans Lady Store and a
buyer for K. Wolens in Tyler. He was a member of the Temple Beth-el.
Survivors include his wife, Madeline Berger of Tyler; one daughter,
Padi Hubbard of Kansas City, Mo.; one sister, Evelyn Franks of San
Antonio; one grandson, Richard Hubbard of Kansas City; and a nephew,
James Franks of Tyler.
Dec 17, 1887 - Aug 28, 1924
Mrs. Alex Aaron [sic] Died Kerrville Wednesday
Mrs. Aaron, wife of Alex Aaron, a merchant at Emhouse, died at 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon in Kerrville, Texas, where she had been
for some time for the benefit of her health and the remains reached
here at 4:30 this morning and were taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Ben Goldsmith on North Beaton street, friends of the Aaron family.
The deceased is survived by her husband and four children.
Funeral Services For Mrs. Aaron Held Today
Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Aaron were held this morning at the
residence of Benjamin Goldsmith, 503 North Beaton street, Rabbi Wolf
Macht of Waco, officiating. Burial was in the
Pallbearers were: Benjamin Goldsmith, Harry Kaufman, Sydney Marks,
I. N. Cerf and J. Goldman of Corsicana and C. L. Day of Emhouse. The
honorary pallbearers were: B. Marks, Will Goldman, I. Jaffe, Harry
Rothkopf, I. Goldsmith, Ralph Costa, Robert Werner, Corsicana; G. G.
Owen, S. M. Garrett, N. Tinkle, C. B. Turner, Dr. Bristow, John
Maggard, R. F. Cook, B. C. Patterson and A. C. Richards, all of
Isaac K. Levy
Apr 19, 1903 - Jul 8, 1957
Isaac K. Levy Expires Monday, Rites Wednesday
Isaac K. Levy, 54, native of Corsicana and owner of Levy's store,
107 North Beaton street, died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon
of a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a. m. at Temple
Beth-El with burial in the
Hebrew Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi J. D.
He had been an active member of Corsicana Lodge No. 6, Knights of
Pythias for 30 years.
Levy was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. August Levy, pioneer
residents of Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Donald Levy; two brothers, Dave and
Louie Levy; a sister, Mrs. Morris Dreeben, all of Corsicana, and a
number of other relatives.
Levy had been a partner in Levy's for a number of years with his
cousin, the late Henry Levy, who died last December. Following the
death of his partner, he acquired full ownership of the business.
Pallbearers will be Willie Ed Teetz, Roy L. Power, Leon C. Levy,
Henry Brenner, Max Rosenblum, Isaac (Sonny) Levy.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
- Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - July 30, 1957
- Submitted by Karen
Feb 28, 1893 - Oct 3, 1967
Roger Thomas Rites Saturday
Roger Thomas, 74, longtime Corsicana resident, died at his home here
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Chatfield
with the Rev. W.M. Davis officiating. Burial will be Chatfield
He was a member of the Thomas Chapel AME church.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lucy Thomas, a son, Lutha Thomas of
Dallas; three brothers, Percy Thomas of Dallas, Aubrey Thomas and
Opal Lewis of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Frankey Ewey, Mrs.
Rosevelt Fair and Mrs. Easter Ellis of Corsicana; Mrs. Annie
Tankersley of Chatfield; Mrs. Fannie Norwood of Kaufman and Mrs.
Mary Johnson of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Opal Lewis, Roger Lewis, Wilber Lewis, William
Lewis, Perc Lewis and Monroe Lewis.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Oct 6, 1967
- Submitted by Karen
- His obit states
Chatfield Community Cem but he is in the Cemetery books
under Memorial 2 Cemetery. And also, on the Cemetery Map, it
shows to be No. 9 which puts it close to Emmett but it is
supposed to be near Chatfield.
May 7, 1938 - Nov 25, 2011
Delaney Aday, 73, of Dawson, passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2011, at a
Corsicana hospital. Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov 27,
2011, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 1
p.m. on Monday, NHov. 28, 2011, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard.
Grveside services will follow at 3:30 p.m. at Guthrie Cemetery in
Henderson County between Ennis and Seven Points. An online guest
book is available at www.wadefuneralhome.net by selecting the
Delaney Aday obituary. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
Feb 5, 1895 - Jun 22, 1944
CLAYTON E. DUNHAM DIED AT HIS HOME THURSDAY MORNING
Clayton E. Dunham, aged 49 years, died at his home here early
Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements are not complete but the body
will be sent to San Antonio for burial probably Friday or Saturday.
Dunham was a teacher in the State Home here several years before
retiring. He is a veteran of World War I and held the rank of
lieutenant in the U.S. Army during the war.
He took an active part in Masonic work and was a life member of the
Shrine. He was also a member of the Eastern Star.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Lamona Dunham,
San Antonio, and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.
Apr 9, 1904 - Feb 20, 1976
The funeral service for Charlie Jock, a 46-year resident of Kerens,
was held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens
with the Rev. Gerry Neal and the Rev. Van Houser officiating.
Burial was in Post Oak Cemetery in Malakoff with Paschal Funeral
Home of Kerens in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Jock, 71, died Friday night in a Corsicana hospital.
He was a native of Groesbeck and a retired farmer. He was a member
of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nanie B. Jock of Kerens; five
daughters, Mrs. Everlyn Combs of Kerens, Mrs. Pauline Bass of
Cayuga, Mrs. Louise Tackett of Corsicana, Mrs. Grace Shuck of
Arlington, and Mrs. Darlene Stacy of Carbon; six brothers, Will Jock
and Clyde Jock, both of Corsicana, Vester Jock and Willie Earl Jock,
both of Malakoff, Herbert Jock of Sulphur Springs and Bobby Jock of
Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Bea Whitely of Malakoff, Mrs. Myrtle
Worthington of Fort Worth and Irene Humaker of Dallas; and 15
Nephews served as pallbears.
- Kerens Tribune - Feb 26, 1976
- Submitted by Karen
- Burial: Post Oak Memorial Cemetery - Cross Roads,
Henderson County Texas
Jul 13, 1905 - Feb 29, 1976
Robert Benjamin Massey, 70, of the Crescent Heights Community, died
at 6:45 p.m. Sunday in a local hospital following a long illness.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of the
Foster and Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Lane officiating.
Burial will be in the Red Hill Cemetery.
Mr. Massey was a native of Navarro County, son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. John Massey, and a veteran of World War I. He was a member of
the Baptist Church and had been a resident of the Crescent Heights
Community for the past two years. Previously he had lived in the
Stockard and Murchison Communities.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Massey of Crescent Heights;
four sons, Bill Sherrard of Corsicana, Bobby Massey of Kerens,
Ronald Massey of Athens, and Terry Lynn Massey of Cresdent Heights;
one daughter, Mrs. Betty Adams of Athens; four brothers, Walter
Massey of West Texas, Bill Massey of Scurry, Buddy Massey of
Emhouse, and Alton Massey of Corsicana; one sisster, Mrs. Ethel
Derden of Dallas; and 10 grandchildren.
- Kerens Tribune - May 4, 1976
- Submitted by Karen
- Burial: Red Hill Cemetery - Henderson County, Texas