Lee Arthur Pugh, Sr.
Jul 26, 1878 - Nov 27, 1953
Saturday Rites For L. A. Pugh
Funeral services for L. A. Pugh, Sr., 75, who died of a heart attack
at his home, 1701 Maplewood, Friday morning, were held Saturday at
3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the
Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in
A native of Navarro county, he had resided in Corsicana for many
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, John Pugh,
Corsicana; L. A. Pugh, Jr. and Billy Pugh both of San Antonio, and
Robert L. Pugh, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Lorimer,
Corsicana, and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, Galveston; several
grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Lorimer, W. W. Ficklin, George Harvin,
Charles W. Pugh, R. L. Wheelock, Jr. and John C. Hughes, Neil Harris
and John F. Adams.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, Nov 28, 1953
- 1st wife Beatrice (Harvin) Pugh married Oct. 28, 1903 2nd
wife Linnie D. (Davis) Walker-Pugh s/o John Pugh and Mary
- Submitted by
Willie Belle (Ratliff) Eckleman
Nov 23, 1891 - Oct 12, 1969
Mrs. Eckleman Dies Sunday
Mrs. Willie Eckleman, 77, a resident of Corsicana for the past 35
years died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Corley
Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Interment will be in
She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Kate Dillard, Plainview, Mrs.
Vrina Owens and Levie Petty, both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Henry Slate, Emmett McCaslin, Doyle Williford,
Herb Silverbery, Jay Silverberg, and Lonnie Watson.
Funeral Services were held today at 11 a.m. for Mrs. Willie Eckleman.
She had been a resident of the city for 35 years.
She is survived by three sisters.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. Leroy Brown, with interment in
James Armour Roxburgh
Oct 22, 1885 - Dec 26, 1969
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m at the Corley Chapel for
James A. Roxburgh who died in Midland. The rites were conducted by
the Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, with interment in
Survivors include his wife, one son, four daughters, seven
grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Mary (Armstrong) Gage
Sep 14, 1884 - Sep 29, 1972
Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral
Chapel for Mrs. W. W. Gage, 88, who died Friday morning at Memorial
Hospital. Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, and burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Gage was a native of Irene.
Survivors include her husband, W. W. Gage o Corsicana; a daughter,
Mrs. H. J. McAfee of New York, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and three
Pallbearers will be Johnny Noble, Hoyt Moore, L. P. Forsythe, Luther
Johnson, Bill Robinson, Dr. Charles Biltz, Ed Gage and Robert
William Worth Gage
Feb 5, 1878 - Mar 11, 1974
W. W. Gage
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the corley
Funeral Home Chapel for W. W. Gage, 96, who died Monday at Memorial
Revs. Payton Goodman and John Stassney will officiate, and burial
will be at Oakwood cemetery.
He was a former resident of New York and resident of Corsicana for
two years. He was an employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Co. and an
oil field contractor with the company.
Survivors include his son-in-law, H. J. McAfee of New York; a
granddaughter, Mrs. James N. Baxter of New York; two grandsons,
William Gage McAfee of Singapore and Stuart Reeves McAfee of Durham,
N. C., two great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur B. Gage of Chico,
Calif., and a sister, Mrs. David Sakuth of Yuba City, Calif.
Pallbearers include George Weinschel, Hubert Brazzelton, Dave Kelton,
John Noble, John Mayfield, Hoyt Moore, L. P. Foresyth, Luther
Johnson, Oscar L. Dockum, and Robert Gladney.
Artis C. Douglas
Apr 4, 1900 - Dec 26, 1957
Artis C. Douglas Dies Thursday
Artis C. Douglas, 57, native Texan, resident of Corsicana 32 years,
712 North Commerce street, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday
Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon
Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rits will be conducted by Rev. Milton Hair, pastor of the North
Hillside Baptist church of Wichita, Kansas.
Douglas was one of the caretakers at Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are a brother, Henry Douglas, Corsicana, and a number of
nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be F. A. Bunch, A. B. Tanner, Clifton Russell, Rube
Boyte, James Phelps, J. W. Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be all
cemetery and park employes.
Julian “Dude” Ransom
Dec 24, 1886 - Jan 7, 1963
Dude Ransom Is Dead At 76, Rites Wednesday
Julian (Dude) Ransom, 76, native of Corsicana, former professional
baseball player and grocer, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday
afternoon. He had been ill for several weeks.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon
Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the
Westminister Presbyterian church, of which he was a member.
Ransom was a professional baseball player in the Texas League with
Houston and later quit pro baseball after an injury. He did not lose
his interest in the sport, however, and later was a stockholder and
president of the Corsicana club in the Texas-Oklahoma league, Texas
Association and Lone Star league. He also was vice president of the
He was also an ardent hunter and fisherman.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Ransom, he succeeded his
father in the Ransom grocery and operated the business on South
Beaton street for many years. Later he was an employe of the Texas
State Highway engineering department as an inspector on construction
jobs in this area prior to his retirement several years ago.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Charles Rankin, Corsicana, and Mrs.
Fred Forster, Dallas; two nephews, Calvin Keith, Fort Worth, and
George Keith, Wichita Falls, and a number of cousins and other
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Andrews, Dr. Lang, J. E. Davant, George B.
Keith, Jr.; Calvin Keith, W. A. Lang, W. E. Presley, Alan Molloy,
John Taylor and Wm. L. Holman.
Clementine “Clema” (Cry) Butler
Aug 24, 1887 - Nov 24, 1958
Hold Services For Mrs. Butler
Funeral rites for Mrs. Harry Butler, 71, life-long resident of
Navarro county, who died Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at
10:30 a.m. from the First Christian church.
The services were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the church.
Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
A native of Dresden, Mrs. Butler had resided in Corsicana for 50
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Danny Nicholson, Corsicana, and
Mrs. Aubrey Rawlinson, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Diane and
Donald Nicholson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Florence
Campbell, Canyon City, Colo., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were W. H. Ford, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Robert Cason,
Clifford L. Brown, Jr.; Clyde O’Connell, Bob Arnold, Campbell
Gillespie and John H. Brown.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Nov 26, 1958
- w/o Harry Butler, married Aug 27, 1909; d/o Henry Clay Cry buried in Dresden
Cemetery & Martha Emmaline (Snyder) Cry-Turner
- Submitted by
Dr. Aaron Dixon Sanders
May 05, 1871 - Oct 21, 1939
DR. A. D. SANDERS DIED ON SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY
Dr. A. D. Sanders, aged 68 years, well-known Corsicana and Navarro
county physician, died at his home, 217 West Twelfth avenue late
Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from
the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by T. B. Thompson, Church of
Prior to moving to Corsicana about 20 years ago, Dr. Sanders had
resided in Purdon for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. C. E.
Kennedy, Corsicana; Mrs. A. E. McAlester, Texarkana; Mrs. Rex Smith,
Harlingen, and Mrs. Earl Powell, Corsicana; two sons, D. E. Sanders
and Malone Sanders, both of Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, a
brother, John Sanders, Kemp; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Palmer, Sulphur,
Okla., and Mrs. Modena Whistler, Corsicana, and a number of other
Battle Malone “Bones” Sanders
Oct 23, 1917 - Jan 27, 1961
Malone Sanders Dies Friday Of Heart Attack
Battle Malone (Bones) Sanders, 43, native of Purdon, formerly of
Corsicana, ex-professional baseball first-sacker and manager, died
at his home in Texas City Friday morning of a heart attack.
Funeral services will be held at the Emken-Linton Funeral Chapel in
Texas City Saturday at 10 a.m.
Corsicana rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley
Chapel. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery with Masons in charge.
Sanders had been a guard of Union Carbide Company at Texas City for
the past nine years. He was a member of the first Baptist church in
Texas City and was a mason.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Darlene and Wanda Sue
Sanders, all of Texas City; four sisters, Mrs. Earl Powell and Mrs.
C. E. Kennedy, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. E. McAlester, Trinidad,
and Mrs. Rex Smith, Dallas; and other relatives.
He broke into organized baseball with the Amarillo Gold Sox in 1939
after a fine record as a sandlot, high school and semipro player. He
was with the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League in 1946
when a leg injury curtailed his playing and for the next several
years was a player-manager of clubs of lower classification. He was
owned at one time by the New York Giants of the National League and
was with a minor club owned by the Brooklyn Dodgers in Kentucky. He
retired from baseball while managing the Texas City Texans when the
club was transferred to Victoria.
E. Bratchie (Smith) Sanders
Jul 14, 1888 - Apr 7, 1945
MRS. A. D. SANDERS DIED HERE SATURDAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY
Mrs. A. D. Sanders, aged 56 years, died at 1419 West Sixth avenue
Saturday afternoon following an illness since last June.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday
afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites
will be conducted by James Johnson, minister of the Church of
Christ. Mrs. Sanders was a member of the West Side Church of Christ.
The widow of the late Dr. A. D. Sanders, she operated a grocery
store here for a number of years. Prior to moving to Corsicana 25
years ago, the family resided at Purdon.
Surviving are two sons, Battle Malone (Bones) Sanders, Corsicana,
first-sacker with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast league, and D.
E. Sanders, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Earl C. Powell and Mrs.
C. E. Kennedy, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Rex Smith, Hillsboro, and
Mrs. A. E. McAlester, Texarkana; a number of grandchildren, three
sisters, Mrs. John Reed, Corsicana; Mrs. R. V. Forrest, Woodson, and
Mrs. Irene Mitchell, Savannah, Okla.; and two brothers, W. G. Smith,
Houston, and John Smith, Athens, and other relatives.
Joseph Henry Clayton
Nov 06, 1857 - Mar 09, 1923
Funeral Was Largely Attended.
Funeral services for the remains of the late J. H. Clayton took
place from the family home at 3:30 this afternoon, with Rev. C. A.
Chasten, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. An
immense throng of sorrowing friends, many of them being from the
country, were there to pay their last respects to the deceased, and
there was a splendid display of beautiful floral offerings.
Death Came Suddenly To a Good Citizen
Joe H. Clayton, a native of Navarro county, and for four years a
county tax collector, died at his home at 8:15 o’clock this morning,
after having been ill since yesterday morning, having been taken
sick while at his work as tank gauger for the Magnolia Petroleum
company. The deceased was born at Chatfield, this county, November
5, 1856, and was sixty-six years of age his last birthday. He is
survived by his wife and four children, Joe Clayton, Will Clayton,
Buster Clayton and Mrs. W. D. Robinson; a sister, Mrs. Dixie Reed of
Old Mexico and two brothers, Roger Clayton of Old Mexico and Harvey
Clayton of San Antonio. He was also a brother of the late Steele
Clayton, who was sheriff of this county at the same time his brother
was tax collector. The deceased was esteemed as a good citizen in
all the walks of life, and friends by the thousands over Navarro
county will sympathize with the family in their great sorrow.
The funeral will be from the residence Saturday afternoon at 3:30
o’clock with burial in
The following are the pall bearers:
Active—C. E. Still, Roy Canady, Jr., W. W. Gage, Kirk Ramsey, Joe
Pickering and Henry Scoggins.
Honorary—E. R. Brown, W. C. Proctor, D. C. Stewart, H. E. Spaulding,
W. H. Hastings, J. P. Stephenson, W. M. Peck, W. T. McElwee, W. W.
Clopton, L. A. Pinkston, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Bank Sutherland, W. A.
Babb, Dink Hodge, Chatfield; L. Q. White, A. K. Seagraves, J. W.
Greenlee, Henry Clements, P. F. Halbert, Rice; J. L. Harris,
Anna May “Annie” (Lisman) Clayton
Aug 23, 1865 Apr 29, 1948
MRS. J. H. CLAYTON RITES SATURDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Clayton, 83, native Navarro countian,
who died Thursday night following an extended illness, were held
Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel.
Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev.
Herbert C. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. She was
the widow of the late J. H. Clayton of Chatfield, once tax collector
of Navarro county.
Surviving are a son W. F. Clayton, Sudan; eight grandchildren, Wiley
Robinson, Jr.; Mrs. W. S. Guthrie, Billy Clayton, all of Corsicana;
Mrs. L. Lewis, South America; Mrs. Josephine Collingsworth and
Collin Clayton, both of El Paso; Home Clayton, San Antonio, and Jack
Clayton, San Angelo, and one great-grandson, Joe Guthrie, Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Dude Ransom, W. P. McCammon, Arthur Levi, Marion
Martin, James B. Redden and George Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.
Joseph Alvey Clayton
Dec 22, 1883 - Jan 26, 1947
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR LOCAL RESIDENT
Joe Clayton died at the family residence, 1516 West Fifth avenue
Sunday morning following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the
McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Annie M. Clayton, Corsicana; a
brother, Will Clayton, Sudan and other relatives.
Pallbearers were George Campbell, (all others are blacked out)
Alberta Marie (Leader) Clayton
Jun 04, 1889 - Dec 27, 1928
Passing Away of Mrs. Will Clayton Leaves Sad Hearts
Mrs. Will Clayton, wife of Will (Zenie) Clayton, with the Western
(not legible) and Inspecting company of Dallas, passed away Thursday
afternoon, December 27, at 2:10. Funeral services were held at the
family home, 1107 West Collin street, Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev.
Vitus Graffeo, Catholic priest, in charge of the services at the
home, and Rev. Paul J. Merrill, former pastor of the First Christian
church, at the grave. A quartette composed of Mmes. Harry Williams,
Walter Fendley and Messrs. Lloyd Kerr and Sidney Brietz, sang
appropriate hymns at both services. A large concourse of loved ones
and friends—the visible token of Corsicana’s grief over the loss of
this good woman, were present; and numerous and gorgeous floral
offerings covered her last resting place. Invisible, but perhaps
more expressive of the grief of her friends and loved ones were the
prayers and hymns, voiced by the singers and the clergymen who
To know Mrs. Clayton was to love her, as she was one of the noblest
and sweetest of characters, ever endearing herself to those near and
dear to her, with a smile and kindly word for all with whom she came
in contact, and of whom it can be truthfully said, made the world so
much better and desirable by reason of her having graced it with her
Christian grace and loveable attributes. She will be sadly missed by
not only her loved ones, but by her many friends, who extend their
sincere sympathy to the bereft husband, two devoted daughters, Doris
and Marie, and the two year old baby boy, Billie.
Five friends of Mr. Clayton’s from the Dallas office with which he
is connected, came down for the funeral as did her niece and
husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown of Roanoke, Va., Mr. and Mrs.
Cates of Waco, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Kellersberger of Tyler, Mr. and
Mrs. Ray Faulk of Dallas, Mrs. C. G. Stephenson and daughter of
Alberta Marie (Leader) Clayton
Jun 04, 1889 - Dec 27, 1928
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CLAYTON TO BE HELD SUNDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Clayton, aged 39 years, wife of
Will (Zenie) Clayton, who died at the family home, 1107 West Collin
street, Thursday afternoon at 2:10 o’clock following a week’s
illness with flu-pneumonia, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2
o’clock with interment in
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Doris and Marie, one son,
Billie and a number of relatives who reside in Virginia, her old
Sutherland’s will have charge.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CLAYTON SUNDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Clayton, aged 39, who died on
Thursday afternoon at 2:10 o’clock following a week’s illness, will
be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home, 1107
West Collin street, interment in
Surviving are her husband, Will (Zenie) Clayton; two daughters,
Doris and Marie; one son, Billie and other relatives.
Sutherland Undertaking company will have charge.
Active pallbearers will be Dude Ransom, Dee Poindexter, Wade Smith,
W. D. Nolen, Lee Ballanfant and Edward Davant.
Honorary pallbearers will be E. O. Vaughn, Ray Falk, Dallas; J. Doak
Roberts, Dallas; George Pecot, Dallas; H. S. Hicks, Dallas; George
B. Nourse, Dallas; W. T. McElwee, Gus Weidman, Arthur Levi, A. S.
Vann, Nat Pinkston and George Campbell.
William Walter Clopton
Mar 20, 1859 - Dec 29, 1931
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. W. CLOPTON ARE HELD THURSDAY
PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Walter W. Clopton, aged 72, native Texan and
resident of Navarro county practically all of his life, who died in
the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon, were held from the family
residence, 522 North Beaton street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Judge Clopton died
Tuesday afternoon at 3:55 o’clock. He had been in ill health for
some time, but his condition was not regarded serious until a short
time before his condition was not regarded serious until a short
time before his death. His left leg was amputated in an effort to
save his life Monday.
The services were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the
First Methodist church and the Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I.O.O.F. had
charge of the services at the grave. He had been a member of the
local Odd Fellows Lodge for 40 years and was a member of all the
branches of the order. Judge Clopton served as secretary of the
subordinate lodge, scribe of the Encampment and clerk of the Canton
for a number of years in addition to having been a member of the
Texas Grand Lodge and serving as secretary of the board of trustees
of the Widows and Orphans Home board here for nineteen years.
Early Day Alderman.
Judge Clopton was serving his fourth year as justice of the peace,
Precinct 1, Place 2, at the time of his death. He formerly was in
the mercantile business here and was one of the first alderman of
Corsicana. Prior to moving to Corsicana 45 years ago, he resided at
Chatfield and Rice. He was born at Huntsville.
He was a grandson of Judge Lynn, the first district judge in the
Republic of Texas.
Surviving are his wife, who formerly was Miss Ellen Redden, a son,
Ward Clopton, Latex; and a brother, Charles Clopton, Seattle,
Practically all departments of the Navarro county courthouse were
closed during the funeral hour.
Pallbearers were W. A. Mowlam, W. J. Seelig, S. W. Burdine, W. M.
Huff, W. J. Lunn and Lee Moss.
Honorary pallbearers were W. K. Steele, Arthur Levi, W. D. Nolan,
Harris Ransom, W. H. Hanley and Hubert Ferguson.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, Dec 31, 1931
- h/o Ellen (Redden) Clopton married Dec. 20, 1882; s/o
Benjamin Milchaux Clopton & Texana Tennessee (Lynn) Clopton
- Submitted by
Texanna Tennessee (Lynn) Clopton
Dec 24, 1837 - Jul 13, 1915
LADY DIES IN ARKANSAS.
Remains Will Be Interred Here Tomorrow.
Mrs. Texana T. Clopton, aged 77 years, and who had resided here for
the past seventeen years, died last night in Hope, Ark., after a
lingering illness. The remains will arrive here tonight at 10:30
over the Houston & Texas Central railroad, accompanied by W. W. Clopton of Corsicana and J. L. Clopton of Hope, Ark., at whose home
where the end came, and the remains will be interred tomorrow
afternoon at 4 o’clock in
Surviving the deceased are four children and many grandchildren. Her
children are Mrs. J. M. Bartlett, Rice; Charles Clopton, Salt Lake
City, Utah; J. L. Clopton, Hope Ark., and W. W. Clopton, Corsicana.
The deceased had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Clopton here
for many years. She was a woman of strong character and was highly
esteemed by all who knew her. For many years she had been a devoted
member of the Methodist church and lived her religion throughout her
The funeral will take place from the W. W. Clopton home, corner West
First avenue and North Beaton street and Rev. J. W. Fort will
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, July 14, 1915
- w/o Benjamin Milchaux Clopton married Feb. 26, 1857 d/o
Benjamin Franklin Lynn and Julietta F. (Moore) Lynn
- Submitted by
REMAINS BURIED IN OAKWOOD.
Large Procession Followed Body to the Grave.
The mortal remains of the late Mrs. Texana Clopton, were laid to
Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the funeral taking
place from the home of her son, W. W. Clopton on North Beaton
street, Rev. J. W. Fort officiated, and Dr. T. A. Miller, E. A.
Johnson, W. J. Seelig, Z. R. Wilson, B. H. Woods, Jr. and Sam
Millerman acted as pallbearers.
There was a large procession and many beautiful floral offerings.
Ellen (Redden) Clopton
Dec 24, 1862 - Jun 2, 1932
Numerous Relatives And Friends Attend Funeral Mrs. Clopton
Corsicana friends of the W. W. Clopton family were shocked and
grieved when they learned of the sudden death of Mrs. Clopton on
Thursday morning at her home on North Beaton Street, and to Mr. Ward
Clopton, the only son and to his wife and other members of the
family is extended the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.
Among the numerous out of town relatives and friends here to pay
their last tribute of respect and love at her funeral on Friday
morning from the home, were Mr. and Mrs. Ward Clopton of Latex, La.,
and Mrs. Clopton’s mother, Mrs. Dan Morford of Waskom, La.; Mrs.
Eddie Yates, Kaufman; Mrs. Johnnie Cleary, Forney; Mr. and Mrs. Dick
Redden, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Annis Redden, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redden
and son, Douglas, of Ennis; Mr. Gordon Yates and two little
daughters, Mrs. J. P. Hickey, Mrs. Hiram Hucherson, Sam Gowan, and
Floyd Garner, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hyndman, Leona; Mr. and
Mrs. Bartlett, Rice; Mrs. McKnight, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Dorothy
Peacock, New Orleans.
Adomiram Pierson Simpson
Aug 20, 1889 - Aug 01, 1973
A. P. Simpson
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for A. P. Simpson, 83, of Palestine, who died Wednesday in
Palestine. who died Wednesday in Palestine, who died Wednesday in
Palestine. Rev. Robert L. Badgett was to officiate, with burial
He was a native of Emhouse and had lived in Palestine for eight
years. He was a retired pharmacist and was a partner in the P&S
Pharmacy in Corsicana for many years.
Survivors include a son, Robert H. Simpson of Dallas; and a
daughter, Mrs. Joe G. Laumen, Jr. of Palestine.
William Massillon Hunter
Apr 24, 1890 - Jul 6, 1974
Hunter Services Set
Funeral services are scheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. in Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for W. M. Hunter, 84, of 1101 Summit, Corsicana,
who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. J. T. Davis
will officiate assisted by Maurice McElroy, and interment will be in
He was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church and was born in
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bertha Hunter of Corsicana; one
son, C. H. Hunter of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Joe Holloway,
Mrs. Leo Jones, and Mrs. Barney Richards, all of Corsicana, Mrs.
Wayne Brown of Tyler, and Mrs. Walter Wiswell of Wichita Falls; 12
grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one niece, Mrs. Jack
Martin of Marlin.
Cora Eugenia (Lacy) Neblett
Oct 10, 1874 - Jul 21, 1966
Mrs. Neblett Services Here
Graveside rites for Mrs. Lee Neblett of Palm Courts Apartments of
Waco, who died Thursday in a Waco hospital, were held at
Oakwood cemetery here Saturday at 11 a.m.
Services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal church in Waco Saturday
at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. J. Sullivan Bond, Jr. officiating.
Native of Mississippi, she was educated in Holly Springs, Miss. and
attended college in Batesville, Ark. She was married to the late Lee
Neblett in 1892 in Corsicana and they moved to Waco in 1898. Mr.
Neblett died 1922.
Surviving are a son, Roger Neblett, Waco; three nieces, Mrs. C. S.
Stroud, Corsicana; Mrs. William Hilliard, Hobbs, N. M. and Mrs.
George Lord, Clearwater, Fla. and other relatives.
Corley directed local arrangements.
Richard Carrol Richardson
Jul 24, 1882 - Sep 3, 1951
R. C. Richardson Expires Monday
Richard Carrol Richardson, 69, died of a heart attack Monday morning
in his yard at 298 North Twelfth street.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 11 a.m.
Tuesday with burial in the
The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the
First Methodist church, assisted by Bryant Cummins, educational
director of the First Baptist Church.
A native of Tehuacana, Limestone county, Richardson had resided in
Navarro county since 1900. He was employed by the Magnolia Petroleum
Company for 41 years before his retirement several years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two children, George O’Neal and
Mrs. Walter Farmer, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Misses Mary and
Myrtle Richardson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. J. Hancock and Mrs. E.
T. Williams, both of Coolidge; and a brother, Joe A. Richardson,
Frank Richard Richards
May 16, 1908 - Jun 14, 1954
Frank Richards Rites Thursday
Funeral services for Frank Richards, 46, who died of a heart attack
Monday afternoon, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at
10 a. m. Burial will be in
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of North Side
Baptist church of which Richards was a member, assisted by Rev. Jack
Richards, a State Home ex-student, was the proprietor of the
Richards Cleaners and had been a resident of Corsicana most of his
life. He served in the Navy during World War 11.
A customer discovered Richards on the floor of his business on West
Sixth avenue Monday afternoon and rushed him to the Corsicana
Hospital and Clinic where he died a short time later.
Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Reta Ann Richards, both of
Corsicana; a brother, Harry Richards, Henderson; two sisters, Mrs.
J. L. Peters, Livingston and Mrs. Ralph Coffin, California and other
Pallbearers will be C. O. Curington, Dr. James D. Curington, R. L.
Nix, Banks Lyons, R. W. Phinney and S. F. Gorman.
Carrie Florine (Sheets) Bowden
Oct 22, 1882 - Jan 28, 1942
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. W. M. BOWDEN
Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Bowden, Sr., aged 59 years, who died
at the family residence at the IOOF Home Wednesday night, were held
Thursday afternoon from the First Christian Church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert F.
Bristol, minister of the church, and Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the
First Baptist Church.
A native of Navarro County, Mrs. Bowden had resided in Corsicana for
the past twenty-one years.
Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, Charles Bowden,
Dallas; Henry Bowden, Denton, Hubert and W. M. Bowden, Jr., both of
Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. T. D. Clark and Mrs. W. M. Cameron,
both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, a brother, J. F. Sheets, Jr.,
Grandview; five sisters, Mrs. Dave DeBrock, Grosebeck; Mrs. S. E.
Conner and Mrs. Dan Tucker both of Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Guynes,
Houston, and Mrs. Barney Brock, Personville, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were C. C. Sands, Albert Fullerton, Ira Redden, Roy
Bristow, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Kyle Stewart, W. A. Lang and E. L.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge.
Grover Cleveland Bowden
Mar 24, 1884 - Apr 25, 1972
G. C. Bowden
Grover C. Bowden, 88, retired Corsicana justice of the peace died
Tuesday in Memorial Hospital after and extended illness.
A native of Rice, he was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and had
been a school teacher for many years and also a rancher and farmer.
He had served as justice of the peace in Corsicana Precinct 1 for
six years before his retirement. He was a Baptist.
Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor, First Baptist
Church, officiating. Burial will be in
He is survived by two sons, Max L. and B. M. Bowden, both of Dallas;
a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Melton of Corsicana; two granddaughters,
Mrs. John Seabrook of Newark, N.J., and Mrs. Becky McCabe of Dallas;
two great-grandchildren; two brothers, W. M. Bowden of Corsicana and
John R. Bowden of Rice; and two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Burdine of
Tupelo and Mrs. May Fluker of Corsicana.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, April 26, 1972
- h/o Susie Lee (Dozier) Bowden married Nov. 30, 1918 son
of Redrick A. Bowden and Josephine “Josie” (Todd) Bowden
- Submitted by
William Miller “Willie” Bowden Sr.
Jul 15, 1879 - Dec 08, 1977
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home
Chapel for Willie Bowden, Sr., 96, resident of Corsicana who died
Thursday at Twilight Home. The Rev. Kenneth C. Haley and the Rev.
Harold Lansford will officiate with burial following at
He was a native of Navarro County and a member of First Christian
Survivors include a son, W. M. Bowden, Jr. of Houston; two
daughters, Mrs. T. C. Clark and Mrs. W. D. Cameron, both of
Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a gareat-great-granddaughter;
a brother, J. R. Bowden Sr. of Arlington; a sister, Mrs. Clay Fluker
of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, Dec 9, 1977
- h/o Carrie Florene (Sheets) Bowden married Dec 02, 1900
s/o Redrick A. Bowden and Viola Josephine (Todd) Bowden
- Submitted by
Anna Bell Cavender
May 26, 1903 - Sep 22, 1976
Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel
for Miss Anna Belle Cavender, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died
Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.
Howard White and L. C. Bankhead, Church of Christ ministers, will
officiate, with burial following at
She was a native of Ellis County and had lived most of her life in
Corsicana, retired from the U. S. Post Office here, and was a member
of the College Hill Church of Christ.
Survivors include a brother, J. T. Cavender of Corsicana, four
nephews, Ronald G. Cavender of Rice, James W. Cavender of Laramie,
Wyo., Billy F. Layayette of Houston, and Carlos Lafayette of
Tomball; and a niece, Mrs. Joanna Marren of Dania, Fla.
Pallbearers will be Doc Allen, Alton Justiss, Wayne Norris, Robert
Bower, S. L. Dublin, and Jake Cook.
Ruby Lee Schwab
Jan 20, 1941 - Oct 16, 2012
Lee Schwab, 71, of Barry passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012
at 8:20 a.m. surrounded by her family at home. Ruby went
home to be with the Lord after battling liver cancer for
seven months. Ruby lived a very full life filled with
smiles, happiness, love, and lots of grandbabies.
Ruby was a graduate of Somerset High School, class of 1959.
During her senior year, she was a cheerleader. She went on
to be a wife and a mother, worked at Winns Department Store
in San Antonio for many years, she was a custodian at
Blooming Grove Elementary for many years until she retired
to stay home and play and take care of her grandbabies.
Ruby was also an active member in the Navarro Mills Baptist
Church. She loved to sing to the Lord, and teach Vacation
Bible School. She loved to start her day reading the Holy
Bible, eating a peanut-butter sandwich and drinking a cup of
Ruby was best known and recognized for her kind words, big
heart and devotion to her family.
She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Earl
Schwab; her oldest daughter, Carolyn Hairston and husband
Terry, their children, Brandy and James; son, Michael Schwab
and wife Debbie, their children, Jessica, Tammy, Tim and
Terry; daughter, Joyce Spates and husband J.B.
and their children, Michelle and Duper; son, David Winn and
wife Anna and their children, David, Tina, Michael, Tokpa,
Elizabeth and Dianna; son, Benjamin Winn and wife Pat and
their children, Krista and Jonathon; son Douglas Winn and
wife Debra and their children, Cea-Jaye, Brad, and Chase;
son, Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Timothy Schwab and wife
Machelle, and their children, Chance and Joshua; daughter,
Tracy Wellman and husband Wendell and their sons, Brad,
Blake, Connor, Ryan and Trent.
She had 26 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two
She is also survived by her brother, Leroy Faktor, and his
wife Betty; and their son Lee; her twin sister Mary Ann
Mason and her husband John and their children, Ronnie,
Kenneth, Terri and Cindy; and her youngest sister Joyce
Schwab and her husband Johnny, and their children Vicky and
Today Ruby Schwab (better known as Meme) has gone to be with
her Lord and Savior and the one person she held in the
highest regard. She goes in peace joining her mother and
father, Louise Faktor and Jim Faktor, her youngest brother,
Jimmy Boy and her sister Vivian Rasmussen.
They have all reunited in a place of great happiness and
peace, but we all still have the comfort of knowing she will
always be watching over and protecting us all. We know our
mother is dancing with the Angels to “Silver Wings” and
“Walking In the Garden” with Jesus.
“Our Mother will be missed, but never forgotten.”
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19,
2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A celebration of her life will be reflected in a memorial
service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 with Bro. Bob Reed
officiating at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, David Zbytovsky, Tokpa
Zbytovsky, Josh Schwab, Ryan Wellman, great-grandson Coy
Zbytovsky and great-nephew Tommy Williams. Her final resting
place will be at Dresden Cemetery. A reception will be held
at the Family Life Center of Navarro Mills Baptist Church,
1095 FM 667, Purdon, immediately following the graveside
Memorials may be made to Navarro Mills Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Rosesherry (Sutton) Carty
Jan 12, 1943 - Oct 9, 2012
Sutton Carty, 69, passed away in Corsicana on Tuesday, Oct.
Rosesherry was born in Electra, Texas on Jan. 12, 1943 to
Scott L. and Maudie (Melton) Sutton. She grew up in Mineral
Wells and graduated from Mineral Wells High School. She went
on to Weatherford College. On March 14, 1963 she married
William J. Carty and they made their home in Lancaster.
She worked for Southwest Land and Title for 10 years as the
executive secretary for the board of directors. She was a
member of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove and
served as a PTA officer. She enjoyed shopping, sewing and
fishing. She loved auctions, gardening and above all her
She is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers,
John Scotty Sutton and David LeRoy Sutton.
She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” J. Carty; son
Will Carty and his wife, Kim of Red Oak; daughter, Becky
Craig and her husband, Mike of Frost; five grandchildren;
two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred Sutton and his
wife, Sherry and Jimmy Hittinger and his wife, Barbara as
well as one sister, Ally Jo Schrader.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012
in Dresden Cemetery at 5 p.m.
J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis, in charge of arrangements.
Bonnie (Wheeler) Poston
July 4, 1931 - Oct 16, 2012
services for Bonnie Wheeler Poston, 81, of Palestine will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at
Oakwood cemetery in
Corsicana with Chaplain Kenn Somerville officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of
Memory Funeral Home.
Bonnie died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Palestine.
She was born July 4, 1931, in Houston, to Charlie G. and
Appie (Ritchie) Wheeler. Bonnie and her husband, Charles
“Buddy” Poston, moved to Palestine in 1993. She and Buddy
always had a garden and delighted in giving vegetables to
other people. She loved her children and grandchildren and
always took an active part in their lives.
Bonnie enjoyed the outdoor world and loved to travel. For
many years she surrounded herself and her home with plants
and trees. She loved animals and contributed to the welfare
of those that she came into contact with.
Bonnie was known to stop and feed strays on the side of the
road. She had two cats that she took very good care of.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband,
Charles “Buddy” Poston.
Survivors include three sons, David Poston and wife Mary,
Gary Poston and wife Diane, and Larry Poston and wife Lana;
five grandchildren, Tasha Henley and husband Hank, Vicky Roy
and husband Devin, Jennifer Navarre and husband Tim, Kyle
Poston, and Kristen Poston; seven great-grandchildren; four
sisters, Marie Bates, Betty Wooten, Ann Holder, and Linda
Goodwin; one brother, Kenneth Wheeler; four sisters–in-law;
and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family.
Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BARC, The
Humane Society, P.O. Box 63, Palestine, TX 75802.
Arrangements by Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home,
Pat (Hood) Woolley-Hamilton
Oct 7, 1931 - Oct 8, 2012
(Woolley) Hamilton, 81, of Corsicana passed away Monday,
Oct. 8, 2012. She was born Oct. 7, 1931 in Waco to Lynn Hood
and Elsie Fenner Hood.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Johnnie Woolley
and W. R.
Hamilton and daughter, Laurill Hunter.
She is survived by her daughter, Paula Jordan of Corsicana;
granddaughters, Julie Jordan of Brenham and Abigail
Laskowski and husband Travis of Brenham; great
granddaughter, Ruby Laurill Laskowski of Brenham.
The family would like to thank Heritage Oaks West for the
great care they gave Ms. Hamilton.
Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m.
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at
Oakwood cemetery with Duane Owen officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Humane Society
or Project Pawz. The family wishes to thank Family First
Hospice for the care given to this precious one.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Robert Leslie Keele
June 5, 1910 - Apr 16, 1981
Robert L. Keele, 70, of Rice, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.
Service was Saturday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
The Rev. B. W. Johnson and the Rev. Dennis Wolver will officiate.
Burial was at Prairie Point Cemetery.
He was a native of Texas and lived at Rice 20 years. He was the son
of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Keele.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Keele, of Rice; two sons,
Charles Keele, of Deer Park, and Bob Keele, of Corsicana; two
daughters, Mrs. Brenda Herrod of Corsicana; and Mrs. Joyce Lauhoff,
of Old River; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Jessie Keele of
Purdon, Earnest Keele of Kerens and Marvin Keele of Corsicana; one
sister, Mrs. Lillie Flynn of Wilmer and a number of nieces and
Pallbearers were Terry Keele, Ronnie Keele, Lonnie Keele, Virgil
Atchley, Lloyd Barnes, A. C. Milne, Nathan Rawlins and Dennis
- The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, April 22, 1981
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Jun 2, 1924 - Jul 19, 2007
Genell McCaslin, 83, of Kerens passed away Thursday, July 19, 2007,
at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with
the Rev. Gary Colburn officiating. Interment will follow at
Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Benny Clemons, David Galloway, David Gallup,
Andra Deshane Garnerway, Joseph Taylor, Leland Vernon and Eddie
Perry. Honorary pallbearer will be Victor Markham.
Mrs. McCaslin was born June 2, 1924, in Powell.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett McCaslin.
Survivors include her daughter, Donnie Weltmer of Kerens;
granddaughter, Jeanne Clemons of Kerens; grandson and wife, Emmett
and Karla Clemons of Austin; great-granddaughters, Hailey Williams
of Corsicana and Chasidy Clemons of College Station; and
great-great-granddaughters, Shelbie Gallup of Corsicana and Katlyn
Weltmer of Kerens.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Robert Allen Tramel
Oct 15, 1918 - Feb 22, 1993
Robert Allen Tramel, 75, of Kerens, died Feb. 22, 1993 in Waco.
Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal
Funeral Home in Kerens. The Rev. Frank Upchurch will officiate.
Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.
He is survived by two brothers, Ray Tramel of Athens, Texas and Joe
D. Tramel of Henderson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Charles Blissett, Billy Shelton, O.R. Spurlock,
Don Allred, Mike Allred, Lester Walker, Stanton Ragsdale and Bobby
B&D Jun. 10, 1991
Amanda K. Bentz
Amanda Karin Bentz, infant daughter of David and Marjorie Bentz,
died June 10, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services were 4 p.m. Tuesday at
and the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr., officiated. Corley Funeral Home
was in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include her parents, David and Marjorie Bentz of
Corsicana; two sisters, Jessica Bentz and Kristina Bentz, both of
Corsicana; grandparents, Helga Suplita, of Santa Ana, Calif., Don
and Jodie Bentz, of Fort Worth, and Stanley and Karen Roberts of
Edgar Wright Blackburn, Sr.
Jan 12, 1891-Jul 25, 1982
E. W. Blackburn, Sr.
E. W. Blackburn, Sr., 91, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Corsicana
Graveside service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at
with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
A native of Paris, Ill., he had lived in Navarro County 90 years. He
was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include one son, Ed Blackburn, of Corsicana; five
grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Hazel
Sparks, of Corsicana, and Kitty Houston, of Blackwell, Okla.
Sep 10, 1889 - Jul 29, 1966
Mrs. Blackburn Rites Monday
Mrs. Ralph Blackburn, the former Miss Lulu Hoover of Corsicana, died
Friday in Alexandria, La., where she had resided for about 30 years.
Funeral services in Alexandria will be held Sunday with graveside
rites Monday at 3 p.m. at
The services here will be conducted by Rev. David E. Watts, rector
of St. John’s Episcopal church.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. M. Simmons, Alexandria, and other
Pallbearers will be Jack Cunningham, Ed. M. Polk, C. B. Yarbrough,
Roy DeLafosse, Luther A. Johnson and J. M. Dyer.
Jun 1, 1895-May 30, 1977
Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home
Chapel for Percy D. Blackburn, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died
Monday morning in the Marlin Veterans Administration Hospital.
The Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, with burial following at
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rose Blackburn of Corsicana; a
daughter, Mrs. W. A. Clowe of Houston; three grandchildren, one
great-grandchild; a brother, Edgar W. Blackburn of Corsicana; three
sisters, Mrs. David Houston of Blackwell, Okla., Mrs. H. T. Sparks
of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lynn Adams of Mexia.
Jul 15, 1903 - Sep 11, 1991
Ethel Madden, 88, of Corsicana, died Sept. 11, 1991, at Navarro
Services were 1 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with
Solon Bailey officiating. Burial was in
Survivors include one sister-in-law, Jewell Malone of Houston.
Joy Eugenia (Highnote)
Dec 25, 1948 - Jul 6, 1982
Eugenia Waldron, 62, of Houston, died in Houston Thursday. Service
will be at 2 p.m. today at the Foley Funeral Home in Houston.
Graveside services will be at
Oakwood Cemetery at 11 a. m. Saturday.
William Oden will officiate.
Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jean Godkin, of Houston; one
son, Ben Waldron, of Houston; and four grandchildren.
Margaret (McCrory) Wright
Feb 28, 1924 - Oct 27, 2012
Wright, 88, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Ennis.
Margaret was born in Emhouse on Feb. 28, 1924 to Oscar L and
(Kindricks) McCrory. She grew up in Emhouse and attended
school there. In 1955 she married Robert L. Wright and they
made their home in Fort Worth. She moved to Corsicana in
She was a professional pianist, serving as pianist for
church services at Friendship Towers for 26 years. She was a
member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Professional Musicians
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert
L. Wright in 1963, six brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by one son, Gary Wright and his wife, Janice
Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012
from 12:30 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30,
2012 at the
Pattison Cemetery of Emhouse with the Rev. Johnny
Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc., Ennis.
abt 1936 - Oct 26, 2012
Abraham Baston, 76, Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday,
Oct. 30, 2012 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church. Interment will
follow at Woodland Memorial
Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Nov 9, 1935 - Oct 26, 2012
was born Nov. 9, 1935, to Gabino and Abrana Aldama in
Corsicana. George graduated from Corsicana High School in
1955. He entered the Army and reached the rank of Staff
Sergeant, serving most of his military career in Germany. He
was a long time member of the North Beaton Church of Christ
where he led the congregation as both a deacon and an elder.
George volunteered for the Road to Recovery which
transported cancer patients to their treatment facilities
around the Dallas area. He was vice-chairman of the Civil
Service Commission in Corsicana. During his life, he worked
several years at Chattanooga Glass, and the last 15 years
for Ryder Truck Rental before his retirement. During his
years of retirement, George loved to travel. His favorite
thing to do was to drive anywhere, whether it was the beach
or the mountains. He was as fine a man as anyone will know
and a wonderful example of how to live your life.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Aldama
Guerrero and Beatrice Aldama Gonzales; brothers, Cecil
Aldama and John Aldama; and his foster son, George David
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ernestine “Ernie”
Aldama; daughter, Teresa and son-in-law Robby Thomas;
daughter Alicia and son-in-law Roland Guillen; grandsons,
Stayton Thomas, Michael Lemons and Matthew Lemons; brothers,
Ben Aldama, and Richard Aldama and his wife Linda; sisters,
Ruth Fletes, and Eva Barlow and her husband Fred; and also
survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012,
at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at
North Beaton Church of Christ with Steve Orbison
Pallbearers will be Robby Thomas, Roland Guillen, Stayton
Thomas, Michael Lemons, Richard Aldama and John Brown.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Matthew Lemons.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Carolyn (Carroll) Vinson
Aug 12, 1945 - Oct 25, 2012
Carroll Vinson, 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ, on Oct. 25, 2012, after her battle with
Carolyn was born Aug. 12, 1945, to W. E. (Sam) Carroll and
Lorraine George Carroll. She was a longtime resident of
Blooming Grove. She was a devoted and loving wife, sister,
aunt and great aunt.
At age five, she was a victim of polio. After several years
of surgeries and therapy, she was confined to a wheelchair.
Even though she was not physically strong, she graduated as
1963 from Blooming Grove High School. She attended
Navarro College for two years and then convinced her parents
that she could stand the pressure and obstacles of a four
year college and living away from home. She graduated from
UTA with a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating
from UTA, she received her master’s degree in library
science from North Texas State University. In the fall of
1969, she moved to Houston to be the head cataloger at
Harris County Public Library. That job only lasted seven
months due to salary being too low to pay for her needed
She returned home in the spring of 1970. Since there were no
openings for librarians in Corsicana, she decided to teach
English and history at Collins Middle School.
Carolyn always wanted to feel independent. After the coaxing
of one of her students, she decided to drive herself to
work. For her the best expression for her independence was
driving her van. She loved the feeling of power while
In 1983, Carolyn became the librarian at Blooming Grove
school. After serving that position until 2000, she retired
to spend time reading, watching movies, swimming, and
spending time with her nieces and nephews. She also
volunteered at the Blooming Grove City Library and the B.G.
During her 30 years in the public school system, she touched
the lives of many students and friends. Carolyn once said:
“As any woman, I want to have a home and family. But if God
does not want that for me, He’ll give me the strength to be
content in whatever status I’m in. And as long as I am able,
I want to be with people and spread my own kind of joy and
On June 26, 2004, Carolyn married Tommy Vinson. They shared
the last eight years enjoying their animals: Jack, Sassy,
Onyx, Tiger and Baby Blue, and the companionship of each
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorraine and Sam
Survivors include her husband, Tommy Vinson; her brother and
sister-in-law, Bill and Jerri Carroll of Carrollton; sister
and brother-in-law, Mary Frances and Ron Waldrip of
Corsicana; and other beloved family members and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at
Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Darren Heil,
H. Edward Ricks and Gordon Griffin officiating. Interment
will follow at
Rose Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Vinson, Bob Keasler, Raymond
Prestidge, Wade Carroll, Will Carroll, Josh Waldrip and
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to
Family First Hospice and Carolyn’s caregivers over the past
several years, especially Shannon Morris and Debbie Lovett,
devoted friend and caregiver.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist
Church, the Ruth Ramsey Scholarship, the Blooming Grove
Historical Society, ASPCA, or the American Cancer Society.
Sept 16, 1960 - Oct 27, 2012
services for Dickie Ray Rounsavall, 52, of LaRue, are
scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the
Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel of Athens. Bro. Robbie
Caldwell will be officiating. Interment will follow at
Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.
He passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Tyler.
Dickie was born Sept. 16, 1960 in Corsiciana to William
Arthur and Evelyn June Fipps Rounsavall. He was a delivery
driver for Coburn’s Plumbing Supply. Dickie loved the
outdoors, gardening, fishing, hunting and especially his
nieces and nephews.
He is survived by his parents Bill and June Rousavall of
brothers: David Rounsavall of Corsicana, Dennis Rounsavall
and wife Debra of Tyler, Dana Rounsavall and wife Cindy of
Purdon, Danny Rounsavall of LaRue; nieces and nephews:
Gretchen Hollimon, Michael Rounsavall, Cody Rounsavall,
Jennifer Palacios, D.J. Rounsavall, Misty Ewing, Jeremy
Rounsavall and Danny Kyle Rounsavall; 17 great nieces and
Pallbearers will be Michael Rounsavall, Cody Rounsavall, D.J.
Rounsavall, Jeremy Rounsavall, Danny Kyle Rounsavall, Jose
Palacios and James Ewing. Honorary pallbearers are Darryl
Smith, Bobby Murphy, Johnny Lake, and Steven Fredericks.
Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m.
at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel.
Arrangements by Hannigan Smith Funeral Home, Athens.
Mildred Lee (Renfro)
June 29, 1918 - Oct 25, 2012
Lee Pritchett, a resident of Eureka for most of her 94
years, passed away at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home on
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 after an extended illness of
Alzheimers. Mrs. Pritchett was born in Groesbeck on June 29,
1918. Her parents were Roy Ruben Renfro and Berttie Lee (Baygent)
Renfro. Mildred was the devoted wife of I.V.M. “Buster”
Pritchett for almost 69 years until his death in 2004.
Mildred is survived by her twin sons, Dwayne Pritchett and
wife Shirley of Corsicana, and Wayne Pritchett and wife
Kathy of Belton; four daughters, Juanita French and husband
John of Austin, Maxine Ingham and husband Gene of Corsicana,
Betty Wilhoite of Sante Fe, Texas and Carol Keeling and
husband Tommy of Plano; 13 grandchildren; 27
great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister,
Tiny Estes of Corsicana; brother, R.C. Renfro and wife Betty
of Longview; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Being forever remembered for her kindness to everyone and
devotion to her family, our mother took great pride in
caring for her home and preparing wonderful meals for her
family and guests. She was active in her work for the Eureka
Cemetery Association for over 15 years and enjoyed doing
what she could for the Eureka Methodist Church. Her
chocolate pies were always a big hit at the Lord’s Acre.
Admired and remembered for her positive attitude, she set a
fine example to everyone who knew her. She loved growing
beautiful purple iris and colorful zinnias. She enjoyed
sharing vegetables from their garden and fruit from their
trees. Mother also enjoyed sewing and quilting. But of all
she did for everyone, nothing was more important than being
companion and soul mate to her husband Buster. They started
every morning at the breakfast table often discussing the
weather, things going on in their little world of Eureka,
and making plans.
Mrs. Pritchett was preceded in death by her never forgotten
first-born son, Jimmy Glenn, who died at birth; two
treasured grandsons, David Nichols and Gregory Wilhoite; her
dear twin brother, Milton “Bud” Renfro; older brother, Algie
Renfro, of whom she held special memories and spoke of daily
to the very end; sister, Nellie Williamson; and two
sons-in-law, Bobby Nichols and Bobby Wilhoite, whom she
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7 p.m.
27, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Wilhoite and Rev. James
Williams officiating. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers are John French, Jr., Mike Nichols, Daniel
Wilhoite, Mark Wilhoite, Matthew Wilhoite and Cody Nichols.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Lyn Boyd, Jan Kelley, Michelle
Pritchett, Hollie Sammons, Julie Pritchett, Amy Barham,
Lorie Malone, Kenneth “Buddy” Pritchett, Charles H. Harris
and Donald Estes.
The family of Mildred Pritchett extends our heart-felt
gratitude to the staff at Heritage Oaks West for the
excellent care given for over eight years, and a special
thank you to Family First Hospice of Ennis for providing the
dignity and comfort to end life’s journey gracefully.
Thanks to everyone who visited, sent cards, said prayers and
had caring thoughts of our mother, and our appreciation to a
family friend, Archbishop Francis Thorne-Coley for his daily
For those desiring, memorials may be made to The Eureka
United Methodist Church at 8714 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, TX
Mar 26, 1939 - Oct 24, 2012
Austin Miller, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct.
24, 2012. He was born March 26, 1939 in San Angelo to Alvin
Miller and Bertha Simmons Miller.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Nell Miller; sons,
Jerry Allen Miller and wife Rachel L. Miller and Jonathan
Ray Miller; daughter, Rondia Darlene Miller O'Daniel and
husband Robert Earl O'Daniel; grandsons, Todd Allen Miller,
Jacob Alexander Miller, Caleb Michael Miller, Jeremy Darrell
Nash, Robert Earl O'Daniel Jr and wife Santa Soledad
O'Daniel, William Austin O'Daniel and wife Krystle O'Daniel
and Austin Jerome Miller; granddaughters, Abigail Elizabeth
Miller, Amanda Elaine O'Daniel Davis and husband Adam Lee
Davis, Jamie Leigh Miller Morales and husband Nicholas
Morales and Breanna Isabell Miller; great grandsons,
Alexander J. Nash, Andrew Jose O'Daniel, Logan Edward Davis,
Rydge Robert Davis, Ace Winston Maverick Davis and Sammy and
Jerimah Morales; great granddaughters, Jade Marie Nash,
Alexis Abriana O'Daniel and Alaina Isabell O'Daniel and
Anaiya Elizabeth Davis.
Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. with family visitation from 3 to 5 p.m.
Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
abt 1972 - Oct 19, 2012
Priscilla Ann Thomas, 40, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Oct. 19,
2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at the Wilgo Baptist Church located at 621
East First Ave. with Pastor Arthur C. Faulk officiating. Interment
will follow at Woodland
Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Dorothy Faye (Almand)
Apr 23, 1937 - Oct 21, 2012
Dorothy Faye Almand Thompson, age 75, passed away on Sunday,
Oct. 21, 2012 at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She
was born April 23, 1937 to Mattie and William Almand in Ben
Wheeler. She was a member of First Baptist Church in
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy
Thompson; grandson, Jason Doerr; sisters Audrey Vernon,
Barbara Fomby, JoAnn Coker, and her infant sister; and
brother, Billy Almond.
She is survived by her daughters, Ginger Winkler and husband
Jeff, and Belinda Speer and husband Dwayne; grandchildren,
Russ Kincaid and wife Tina, Will Winkler, Brandi Wallen and
husband Josh, and extended grandchildren;
great-grandchildren, Skylar, Cheyenne, Jacob, Aaron, Isaac,
Madilyn, John, Abigail, and extended great-grandchildren;
brother, Bert Almand; and sisters, Jean Wright, Betty Bales
and Bertie Almand; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and
Visitation with the family was held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Dixon officiating.
Interment will follow at
Cemetery in Bazette. Pallbearers will be Russ Kincaid,
Will Winkler, Jeff Winkler, Dwayne Speer, Jeremy Almand and
Chester Newton Gill
Jan 3, 1925 - Oct 22, 2012
Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 Chester Gill went to meet our Lord. He
was born on Jan. 3, 1925 in Eureka to John Edgar and Nora
He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edward,
Vernon, Leroy and Lloyd; sisters Nora and Marie.
He is survived by his sons, Leon Gill, Billy Gill and wife
Joyce, Rocky Gill and wife Sherry; daughters, Shirley
Tunnell and husband George, Rosemary Shearin, Sandra Hanson
and Sylvia Mize; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren
and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by
brother Alvie Gill and sister Bessie Darr.
Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Chester N. Gill, 87, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012.
Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012, at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3 p.m.,
Thursday, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will
follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Chester Newton was born in Eureka, Texas, to the late John Edgar and
Nora Rosie Gill. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
He is preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, Vernon, Leroy, and
Lloyd; and sisters Nora and Marie.
He is survived by his sons, Leon Gill, Billy Gill and wife, Joyce,
and Rocky Gill and wife, Sherry; daughters, Shirley Tunnell and
husband, George, Rosemary Shearin, Sandra Hanson, and Sylvia Mize;
17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; brother, Alvie Gill; sister, Bessie Darr;
and many other relatives and friends.
May 14, 1941 - Oct 21, 2012
A graveside service for Ben Earl Farmer, 71, of Barry, is set for 3
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at the Lexington Cemetery, with Rev. Rhonda
Ben was born May 14, 1941 to Patsy Opal Poston and Belvin Lee
Farmer. He was a truck driver/mechanic.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.
Ben is survived by life partner, Vickie Jordan of Barry; eight
children, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral
Home of Caldwell.
Manuel "June Bug" Flores Jr.
June 5, 1952 - Oct 21, 2012
Flores, Jr., 60, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Trisun
Care Center surrounded by family following a brief battle
Manuel was born June 5, 1952 to Manuel and Thelma Joles
Flores in Corsicana. Manuel graduated from Corsicana High
1970. He served in the U.S. Army. He was currently a
supervisor for Crestline Plastic Pipe Company, where he had
been employed for 28 years.
Manuel Jr. (June Bug) was a loving son, and great big
brother and unforgettable friend, who will be in our hearts
and thoughts forever.
He had three children, Nathan, Matthew and Amy, and he loved
them dearly. He was a devoted dad and a wonderful grandpa to
his four grandchildren whom he loved and adored.
Manuel was a kind, loving, and giving man, he never knew a
stranger, and would help anyone. He gave often to the food
pantry, always wanted to share.
Mr Flores was an excellent cook and loved to entertain
family and friends. His cookouts will be greatly missed.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents Minnie and
Harry Joles and Ignecia and Victor Flores; brother-in-law,
Clark Berry; special friend Carla Tuck as well as numerous
aunts, uncles and several cousins.
He is survived by his children, Nathan Flores and wife Joey
of Corsicana, Matthew Flores and wife Heather of Rice and
Amy Reeves and husband Cody of Waxahachie; grandchildren,
Cooper Flores, Malyah and Bode Reeves and Kenna Flores;
parents, Manuel and Thelma Flores, Sr. of Corsicana; sister,
Patricia Berry of Corsicana; brother, Richard Flores and
wife Denell of Tupelo, brother Robert Flores and wife Kelly
of Nacogdoches; nieces P.J. Laznovsky, Sara Wilson and Wendy
Montgomery; nephews, Ricky Flores, Drew Flores and Blake
Flores; close friends and brothers, Jerry Davis and Bill
Hartman as well as numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at
Pallbearers will be Robert Reed, Rodger Powell, Jerry Davis,
James Stockom, Dan Greer, and Eddie Hodge. Honorary
pallbearers are all Manuel’s co-workers from Crestline
Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of
Life. Rev. 2:10
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made
to the Food Pantry of Navarro County, 122 W. 1st Ave.
Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana
Dec 2, 1938 - Oct 21, 2012
Charles L. Keele, 73, of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday,
Oct. 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born Dec. 2, 1938 to
Robert L. and Frances Keele in Corsicana.
He joined the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served aboard the USS
Tutuila. He married Janice Sullivan while still in the Navy
and they moved to Deer Park, Texas following his tour of
duty. He worked for Brown & Root as a welder. After he
retired from welding, he moved back to Corsicana, where he
married Patricia Farmer. He then went back to school to
pursue his life-long dream to become a police officer. He
served three years with the Kerens Police Department and 18
years with the Ennis Police Department until his retirement
in 2007. He was a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement
He and Pat have been faithful members of Calvary Worship
Center for more than 20 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Keele and
Frances Banks; and stepson, Kalub Farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Pat Keele; children, Tracy Keele
and wife Charlotte, Dene’ Collins, Cathy Simeone and husband
Dan, Leah High and husband Wayne; stepchild, Kevin Farmer
and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Chris, Matt, Courtney, Loren
and husband Charlie, Christi, Cory, Trent, Zac, Shane,
Kailen, Conner, and Pete; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Mark,
Aidric, and Brody; brother, Robert Keele; sisters, Joyce
Bullock and husband Roy, and Brenda Morris; aunt, Imogene
Nowell; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will be held at Calvary Worship Center on
Wednesday, Oct. 24,
2012 at 10 a.m. with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Burial
will follow at
Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette. Pallbearers are Jamil
Johnson, Michael Bedard, Bobby Owen, John Solliday, Dan
Simeone, Wayne High, Zac Collins, and Cory Lee.
Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at 1000 W.
2nd Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Apr 10, 1914 - Jul 8, 1982
Doris D. Eddlemon
Doris D. Eddlemon, 68, of Barry died Thursday at Navarro Regional
Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral chapel. Burial
will be in Rose Hill
Cemetery. Donnie Perkinson and A. R. Sanders will officiate.
Survivors include his wife, Opal Eddlemon, of Barry; two daughters,
Doris Egan of Downey, Calif., and Susan Anderfuren, of Aurora,
Colo.; two sisters, Quita Wittaker, of Blooming Grove and Pat
Richards, of Dallas; one aunt; one uncle; three grandchildren, Brad
Strickland, Anita Anderfuren and Michael Anderfuren; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Raymond Lewis, G. W. Patterson, Odie A.
Rutherford, Lester Walker, Hobert Marshall and Donald Green.
Honorary pallbearers will be men from the Barry Baptist Church.
Patric "Jay" Ellis
Jan 30, 1892 - May 4, 1967
J. P. Ellis Dies Here Thursday
J. P. Ellis, 75, retired farmer, resident of Blooming Grove, died
Thursday night in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First
Baptist Church in Blooming Grove in which he held membership. The
Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor, will officiate assisted by the Rev. Bob
Northcutt, pastor of Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.
Burial will be in Rose
Ellis was born near Purdon, resided in or near Blooming Grove most
of his life.
Surviving are his wife, of Blooming Grove; a son, J. W. Ellis, U. S.
Army, San Antonio; a daughter, Celestine Topper, living in Africa;
two brothers, W. B. Ellis, Blooming Grove, and Allan Ellis, Dallas;
two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Hunton, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Hattie
Vest, Fort Worth; six grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Home will direct.
Mae (French) Ellis
Jun 18, 1899 - Jul 26, 1982
Allie M. Ellis
Mrs. Allie M. Ellis, 83, of San Antonio, died Monday morning in a
Service will be Tuesday, 3 p.m., Blooming Grove Methodist Church.
Ken Schultz and the Rev. Latham, of Purdon will officiate. Burial
will be in Rosehill
Survivors include one son, J. W. Ellis, of San Antonio; one
daughter, Clestine Hopper, of Blue Ridge; one brother, Joe French,
of Purdon; one sister, Mabel Compton, of Purdon; six grandchildren;
and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
"Fannie" (Nicholson) Farish
Jan 28, 1906 - Jun 10, 1991
Mrs. Roy Farish
Mrs. Roy H. Farish, 85, of Kilgore, died Jun 10, 1991, at her
Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of
Kilgore, with Dr. Pete Freeman, the Rev. O. D. Oliver and the Rev.
Derl Lee officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m.
Wednesday in Rose Hill
Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
She was born Jan. 28, 1906, in Corsicana, and had lived in Kilgore
for 12 years. She had lived most of her life in Navarro County. She
was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church in Kilgore.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Henry Farish, in 1973.
Survivors include six daughters, Dean Wheeler of Tyler, Bettye
Collins of Kilgore, Lucille Collier of Prescott, Ariz., Johnie Lynch
of Blooming Grove, Wilmer Lee of Ennis and Cleo Brown of Emhouse;
three sons, Wendell Farish of San Antonio, John Dudley Farish of
Angleton and Buford Farish of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mable
Dubose of New Braunfels and Myrtle Chance of Modesto, Calif.; 28
grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Farish will lie in state at the
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove from 1:30 to 3:30
Derwood Don "Fuzzy" Whitener
June 10, 1928 - June 10, 1991
Derwood Don “Fuzzy” Whitener, 63, of Blooming Grove, died June 10,
1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the
Dresden Cemetery. The
body will lie in state at Corley Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Tuesday
until service time.
He was born June 10, 1928 in Raleigh, Texas, and was a musician.
Survivors include his mother Elsie Whitener of Corsicana; three
daughters, Elaine Sheppard of Branson, Mo., Sandi Patterson of
Mexia, and Pansy Boles of Irving; two sons, Randy Whitener of
Corsicana; and Dandy Whitener of Conroe; two sisters, Maudine Wright
of Blooming Grove and Adell Fisher, of Waco; one brother, Rufus
Whitener of Italy; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, June 11, 1991
- lst wife Mary Oma (Bigley) Whitener 2nd wife Billie
Maxine (Rash) Whitener married Oct. 22, 1966 3rd wife Catherine
(Welcher) Whitener married Jun. 15, 1978 4th wife Oma M. (Peavy)
Whitener married Jun. 10, 1982
- Submitted by
Feb 8, 1900 - Jul 4, 1982
Antonia Wagner, 82, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday in Navarro
Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blooming Grove Funeral
Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Burial will be in
Survivors include one son, Richard Wagner, of San Diego, Calif.; one
daughter, Ann Williams, of Blooming Grove; and two grandchildren,
Lyda Wagner and Helga Wagner, both of San Diego.
Pallbearers will be Ardell Williams, Bill Barnes, Steve Nicholson,
John Nicholson, Dan Nicholson and Jim Nicholson.