Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas



Ruby Christine (Atwood) Bodine
Nov 3, 1925 - Jan 8, 2013

Ruby Christine Bodine, 87, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Corsicana.

She was born Nov. 3, 1925, in Sherman. She married Joseph Paul (Joe) Bodine, Sr. and shared almost 30 years together before being separated by his death in 1980. Mrs. Bodine lived in Ferris and Teague before moving to Corsicana in 2005. She enjoyed making crafts and ceramics, but her heart was in homemaking for her family. Mrs. Bodine was a dedicated mother, raising four children and helping to raise her grandchildren, and was a Baptist by faith.

Mrs. Bodine was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Paul (Joe) Bodine Sr.; and her parents, Raymon Carlos and Myrtle Lea Mullins Atwood.

Survivors include one daughter, Tommie Keaton of Corsicana; three sons, Joseph Bodine Jr. of Teague, Raymon Bodine of Streetman, and Mike Bodine and wife Ginny of Ferris; seven grandchildren, Mary McKensie Parks, Jody Bodine, Brad Bodine, Angie Leverett, Trevor Bodine, Whitney Bodine and Tanner Bodine; eight great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Graveside services for Mrs. Ruby Bodine will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at Salem Cemetery near Freestone.

There will be no public visitation at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Okla. 73123-1718, or online at; or to the American Heart Association, 10900-B Stonelake Blvd. Suite 320, Austin, Texas 78759, or online at

Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home, Teague.


David Glen Ferguson
abt 1950 - Jan 1, 2013

David Glen Ferguson, 62, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at his home in Houston following a long battle with cancer.

He was preceded in death by a wife and two sons.

Survivors include his wife, Lora; his mother, Fran; two sons; four grandchildren; three brothers; and four sisters.

He ran Ferguson Communication for many years.

David was a good Christian, generous to a fault with both his time and his money, and made many friends. He was also active in the prison ministry in Palestine.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of David will be held at noon Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Roane Baptist Church in Roane.

Everyone who knew him is invited to come share stories and memories of David with his family and friends.


Travis Miles Coe Jr.
Nov 17, 1958 - Jan 7, 2013

Travis Miles Coe Jr., 54, passed away on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, at his home in Round Rock.

He was born on Nov. 17, 1958, to Travis Miles Coe Sr. and Jeannie Wessels in LaMesa, Calif. Travis graduated from Corsicana High School in 1977, where he played the tuba and was president of the band. Following high school, he attended Navarro College and then joined the United States Air Force, where he met his wife Terry. Travis worked in cell phone and security systems tech support, and worked most recently with Smarter Security. He enjoyed spending time with his family and loved riding his motorcycle.

He was a loving son, husband, father, and grandfather, and will be missed by all who knew him.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Terry Lee Coe of Round Rock; son, Paul Gregory Martin and wife Catherine of North Richland Hills; daughter, Amanda Jean Wilkerson and husband Steven of Round Rock; grandchildren, Megan, Makaila, and Paulie; mother, Jeannie W. Coe of Corsicana; sister, Sandra Lynn Crum; and niece, Carissa Dawn Crum of Corsicana. He is also survived by many other family members and friends.

A memorial service celebrating Travis’ life will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013, at the Memorial Chapel of Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, 14501 N. Interstate 35, Pflugerville.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home, Pflugerville.


Ruby Nell Newton
abt 1921 - Jan 2, 2013

Ruby Nell Newton, 91, of Indianapolis, formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2013, at St Vincent Hospice.

She is survived by her daughter, Dr. Rosie M. Hatchett; and grandchildren, Margaret Rose Summers, Edward Darnay Rose and Judy Rose McKeage; five great grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, and funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Galilee M.B.C., 2624 East 25th Street, Indianappolis. Interment will be in Washington Park North Cemetery.

Arrangements by Williams & Bluitt Funeral Home, Indianapolis, Ind.


Sammy Ray "Sam" Harvard
Dec 13, 1921 - Jan 5, 2013

Sammy Ray “Sam” Harvard, 91, a longtime resident of Corsicana and Kermit, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, in Driftwood, with loved ones by his side.

Sam was born on Dec. 13, 1921, in Navarro, to Sam Forrest Harvard and Carrie Bressie Harvard, and was the youngest of four children. He spent his entire childhood in Navarro and graduated as Valedictorian of the Class of 1939 at Navarro High School, prior to serving our country in the United States Army Air Corps.

Upon completion of service in the military, Sam was recruited to play softball and to work for Gulf Oil Company. He accepted the offers and relocated to Kermit, where he began his oilfield career. He later resigned from Gulf Oil to begin his own oilfield service company, Harvard Construction Company. He took great pride in the fact that he provided numerous young men in West Texas with what they termed a “Harvard Education.” It was in Kermit that Sam met the love of his life, Emma Laura Pyeatt. Sam and Emma were married in Kermit on Sept. 8, 1950.
They were blessed with two daughters, Katherine Jeanne Harvard Sizemore and Susan Marie Harvard Gregory. Sam and Emma retired in 1987 and relocated to Corsicana, where Sam spent the majority of his time working on his ranch and proudly tending to his registered Brangus cattle and Quarter Horses. In addition, he spent many mornings and afternoons furthering his knowledge as a regular member of the “Whataburger Coffee Bunch.”

Sam was loved by many and continuously thought of others. One of his greatest joys was being able to provide for his family and friends. He was lovingly adored by his beautiful wife, Emma, their children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was devoted to his family and his faith. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Harvard; parents; brother, Graham “Buck” Harvard; and sisters, Mary Smith and Martha Horn.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law Kathy and John Sizemore of Nocona, and Susie and Gary Gregory of Driftwood; grandchildren, Suzann and husband Todd Griffin of Midland, Julie and husband Jarret Davis of Nocona, Laura Gregory of Dallas, Rebecca Sizemore of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., April Kilpatrick of Driftwood, and Brooks Gregory of Austin; great-grandchildren, Jase Davis, Bodie Davis, Ava Davis, Miles Griffin, Graham Griffin and Sammy Ray Kilpatrick.

Family visitation is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F.
Risinger and the Rev. Benny Horn officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County.

Pallbearers will be family members Gene Horn, Tommy Horn, Benny Horn, David Smith, Jarret Davis and Todd Griffin.

Honorary Pallbearers will include Bunk Bottoms, Jim Bronstad, Gene Bullard, Don Butler, Bill Carmack, Jimmy Dee Coker, Bill Crawford, Woody Dosser, Byron Engstrom, Roy French, Joe Glass, Darwin Green, David Hawk, Bill Honea, Larry Hutson, Jon Ed Ingham, Jay Justice, Tony Neal, Duane Nutt, Roy Ragsdale, Tommy Ross, Jimmy Spencer, Glenn Stewart, Larry Talbert, Joe Bob Tekell and Monte Trimble.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any of the following:
Jean’s Downtown Men’s Bible Class, 106 Main Street, Nocona, TX 76255; First Baptist Church of Corsicana, 510 W. Collin Street, Corsicana, TX 75110; First Baptist Church of Kermit, 400 E. Bryan, Kermit, TX 79745; The Alzheimer’s Association; and/or The American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


John T. White
Nov 13, 1951 - Jan 2013

John T. White passed away from multiple myeloma at the age of 61, was a gifted lawyer, businessman, athlete and craftsman whose sense of humor, zest for living and love of his family will be sorely missed by all who were privileged to share his life.

Since 1990, John has been the President and owner of Performance Printing Company, a nationally recognized printer of specialty items such as 3-D and simulated motion products on plastics and other difficult applications. However, his outside interests made him a true renaissance man whose intelligence and inquisitive nature led him into hobbies as diverse as electrical installation, woodworking, cooking, sports and a lifelong passion for history and literature.

Born in McKinney, Texas on Nov. 13, 1951, he was raised in a highly competitive family of four other brothers, Thomas, Carl, Sims, and Greg, all of whom survive him. After the family moved to Corsicana, John was popular and successful in school, being both a star athlete, President of the Future Farmers of America club, and President of the student body. His achievements landed him a place in the Harvard Class of '74 where he was somewhat of a rarity, being a relatively conservative and easy-going Texas country boy in a liberal East coast environment. He was
100 percent of the membership of the Young Republicans in his class at Harvard, and the only disc jockey for the school's country music radio station at the time. Nonetheless, he continued to excel in sports and academics and went on to receive a law degree from Southern Methodist University in 1977, where he made law review. Following graduation, he formed the law firm of White, Cox and Larsen, and, after a merger with the Austin firm of Brown Maroney, decided to work in the printing business as President of Performance Printing.

John is survived by the love of his life, Nan Shertzer White, his wife of 27 years. He and Nan were never apart, traveling and enjoying a life together that was an inspiration to all who knew them. He also leaves behind six children: John Taylor White, Jr. and his wife, Lindsay; daughter Kathryn C. Mosely and her husband Brian; Thomas S. White; James M. White and wife Samantha; and twins Nicholas O. White and Timothy P.
White. He is also survived by his mother, Peggy White, but was preceded in death by his father Thomas P. White of Corsicana.

All of his family and friends will remember his enthusiasm, kindness and devotion to his family. John loved to spend time in the kitchen and was an excellent gourmet cook with Cordon Bleu training and skills developed in classes he took in San Miguel De Allende. His salsas, expertly crafted Mexican dishes and soups were the highlight of any visit to the White household. A self-described “gym rat,” John was never happier than playing pick-up basketball four to five times a week with a large number of friends and acquaintances at the Veranda Club or the “mature players”
game at the Cooper Aerobics Center on Thursday nights. During summer months he could always be found within ear shot of television or radio listening to his beloved Texas Rangers for which he had season tickets for many years. An accomplished woodworker, he spent many happy hours in his attic turning out exquisite and finely detailed pieces of furniture.
In fact, as his final illness progressed, he was keenly interested in and successful in completing a set of wooden toy boxes for his six grandchildren as a legacy of love for them.

Gracious and thoughtful of others to the end, John impressed everyone with his kindness and serene acceptance of his fate. At all times in his last days, he was an inspiration and source of comfort to all, happy and peaceful in the knowledge that he was soon to be in the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In lieu of flowers, donations are welcome in his name to the R. B. Thieme, Jr. Bible Ministries, P.O. Box 460829, Houston, Texas 77056. A memorial celebration of his life will be held on his 27th wedding anniversary, Jan. 18, 2013 at 4 p.m. at 2929 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas.


Priscilla Ann (Wilson) Brooks
abt 1951 - Jan 2, 2013

Priscilla Ann Wilson Brooks, 61, of Arlington, former resident of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013 at the Medical Center of Arlington. Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.



Kevin Robert Kelledy
Nov 3, 1951 - Dec 29, 2012

Kevin Robert Kelledy was released from the confines of his earthly existence on Dec. 29, 2012 after a long hard-fought courageous battle with cancer. He was born Nov. 3, 1951 in the Borough of Bronx, NY to Robert Joseph Kelledy and Joan Margaret McDonald Kelledy. Kevin was a first generation American, as his mother was born in County Tipperary, Ireland.

Kevin became a proud Texan early in his life as his family relocated from New York to the Houston area. Growing up in Friendswood, Kevin was very active in sports, excelling in baseball, basketball and football. In 1969, Kevin led his high school basketball team to the state championship. In September 2011, Kevin and his teammates were inducted into the Friendswood High School Sports Hall of Fame which was quite an honor. Kevin entered college life at Alvin Jr. College and then went on to Southwest Texas State University (now Texas State University) graduating with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. From there Kevin was employed by the Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. of Washington, D.C. as a sales management executive.

After years of travel away from home and family, and extremely long days and nights at the job, Kevin accomplished his goal of an early retirement from BNA in November of 2006. Together with his beloved wife Vickie, they began a search for their perfect retirement home. Their search led them to a beautiful lakefront lot on Richland Chambers Lake in Corsicana. They soon began construction on their dream home, which Kevin made sure included an indoor showroom and massive garage like no other in which to showcase his numerous and ever changing prized vehicle collection. Kevin’s passion for working on and restoring vehicles for himself and others continued to grow. He was a much loved and respected member of the Shakers and Scrapers Car Club of Corsicana. The “Kelledy Garage and Irish Pub” was always open as many sought him out for his knowledge, skill and tenacity at troubleshooting as well as the affable camaraderie had by all. As Kevin’s health began to restrict some of his activities, he developed an interest in radio controlled aircraft. His love of aviation led him to begin a large collection of aircraft.
Teaching himself to fly them through trial and error, Kevin then went on to counsel others in the skills he had mastered. He derived great joy in the countless hours spent working in his garage on his cars and flying these planes. Kevin had numerous other interests such as fishing, boating, sharpshooting (snakes mostly), and watching “his” football team, the NY Giants. Kevin had a huge heart, a great wit and knew how to live life large. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Kerry Kelledy Miller.

Kevin was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Vickie Rains Kelledy; a daughter Raven, her husband Hunter, and a grandson Greyson Firchow of Kyle, Texas; a sister, Donna Accordo and husband Sid of Kemah; also nieces Kacie Miller of Richmond, Texas, Kelsie, Kourtney, Kendall and Kailyn Kelledy all of Friendswood.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 and a celebration of Kevin’s life will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at 10 a.m., both under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to make a donation in Kevin’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at


William P. "Phil" Woehleke
Aug 5, 1946 - Jan 5, 2013

Mr. William P. “Phil” Woehleke, 66, of Greenville passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Hunt County Regional Medical Center in Greenville. Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Christopher Burge officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.


Bobbie Joe Kirvens
abt 1935 - Jan 8, 2013

Bobbie Joe Kirvens, 77, of Dawson, passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Twilight Home. Services will be at noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with the Rev. Monroe Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Farmerville Cemetery in Dawson. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.


Jackson Beauregard Shelton, Sr.
Mar. 16, 1865 - Jun. 17, 1939


J. B. Shelton, 74, died at the family residence at 9 o’clock Saturday morning, and funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Chapel with interment in Ward Cemetery. Mrs. Archibald, Christian Science reader, conducted the rites.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Della Scogin of Rice; Mrs. Drusella Glaze of Denison; Mrs. Pearl Harper of Corsicana; Mrs. Inez Johnson and Mrs. Ida Lux and four sons, Charles, Alfred, John and J. B. Shelton, Jr.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Julia (Royal) Shelton
Jan 6, 1869 - Jun 2, 1953

Former Resident Dies At Denison

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Shelton, 84, widow of the late J. B. Shelton, who died at Denison Tuesday were held Friday from the chapel of the Brapcher-Moore Funeral Home.

Graveside rites were held Friday at Ward Cemetery at 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Shelton was a former resident of Corsicana. Minnie Munson, Christian Science reader, conducted the services.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ida Lux, Trenton, Tex.; Mrs. George Glaze, Denison; Mrs. R. B. Scoggin, Smithfield; Mrs. Pearl Harper, Austin; Mrs. A. P. Johnson, Mt. Pleasant; four sons, C. G. Shelton, Pampa; J. R. Shelton, Los Angeles, Calif.; A. C. Shelton and J. B. Shelton.

McCammon directed.


Charles Sidney Matlock
Feb 1865 - Apr 27, 1949

Chas. S. Matlock Rites Held At Kerens Thursday

Funeral services for Charles S. Matlock, aged 84 years, who died Wednesday morning, were held from the residence in Kerens Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; five sons, Fred and L. R. Matlock both of Kerens; P. E. Matlock, Pandora; C. O. Matlock, Crockett, and K. L. Matlock, Odom; a daughter, Mrs. Greta Prince, Kerens; two brothers, J. J. Matlock, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.


Bertie (Ward) Woodard
Oct 9, 1899 - May 24, 1994

Bertie Woodard

Bertie Woodard, 94, of Dallas, died May 24, 1994, in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ralph Ward officiating. Burial will be in Campbell-Elrod Cemetery in Navarro County.

She was born Oct. 9, 1899, in Navarro County. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sojourner Woodard.

Survivors include one son, Donald Woodard of Dallas; three daughters, Jo Quinter of McLean, Va., and Grace Slack and Mildred Evans, both of Dallas; one sister, Lillie Pearl Ivie of Corsicana; four brothers, Luther Ward of Leveland, Roy Ward of Corsicana, Eddie Ward and Kelly Ward both of Purdon; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.


Mable Leona Eaton
Jan 31, 1910 - Feb 10, 1993

Mable Leona Eaton, 83, of Kerens, died Feb. 10, 1993.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Kerens First Baptist Church.
The Rev. Tony Neal will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters, Amma Jo Cain of Longview and Barbara Ann Arnett of Mildred; three sons, Nathan Allen Eaton of Mesquite, Orville Eaton of Dallas and Weldon Eaton of Waller, Texas; four brothers, Clinton Horn of San Antonio, Alfred Horn of Onalaska, Texas, Travis Horn of Kerens and Johnny Horn of Lancaster; five sisters, Anice Richardson of Athens, Teas, Margaret McGee of Wilmer, Wanda Alberts of Dallas, Martha Remington of Munford, Tenn. and Hattie Wyatt of Adainsville, Georgia; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Oral Lynoka Beasley
Jan 29, 1923 - Feb 15, 1993

O.L. Beasley, 70, of Kerens, died Feb. 15, 1993.

Military graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was of the Baptist faith and had worked for the Humble Oil Co. for 29 years. He was a veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lois.

Survivors include two sisters, Wanda Beene of Corsicana and Alice Pricklen of Corpus Christi; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Alice Mae Redford
abt 1897 - June 14, 1993

Alice Mae Redford, 96, of Corsicana, died June 14, 1993.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oak Grove Cemetery, with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Robert Redford Sr., in May 1964; and one daughter, Katherine Henderson in September 1990.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, William Thomas and Nettie Redford of Jacksonville, Texas, and James Robert Redford Jr. of Lubbock; one brother, Lloyd Rogers of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Ena Marie Trammell
Nov 7, 1903 - July 1, 1993

Ena Trammell, 89, of Kerens, died July 1, 1993, in Kerens.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. The Rev. Dennis Woods and the Rev. Doug Axtell will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.

She is survived by one sister, Arple Scarbrough of Kerens; three nieces; and six great-nieces.


Edna Lora McDaniel
Feb 12, 1906 - June 1, 1993

Edna Lora McDaniel, 87, of Corsicana, died June 1, 1993.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Wortham. The Rev. Pat Brown of the Frost United Methodist Church will officiate The Revs. T.I. Sandlin and Wes Byas will assist. Music will be provided by Julia Moore. Burial will be in Wortham Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 12, 1906, in Wortham to Charlie Owen Calame and Anna Laura Watson. She was a retired teacher and had taught special education at Bowie School in corsicana for 51 years.

She is survived by one nephew, Billy Calame of Richland; one niece, Dorothy Steelman of Belle Chasse, La.; one granddaughter; and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Doug Calame, John Calame, Chuck Calame, Bill Calame, Steve Watson, Biff Calame and Greg Hayes.


Don Fuller
Sep 30, 1908 - Jun 2, 1993

Don Fuller, 84, of Hubbard, died June 2, 1993, at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

He was born Sept. 30, 1908, in Clayhatchee, Ala. He was a resident of Hubbard since 1965. Prior to that he lived in Mount Calm and Waco. He was a retired highway road construction contractor and cattle rancher.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hubbard.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie S. Fuller of Hubbard; two sons, Jimmy Don Fuller of Waco and Dale Fuller of Hubbard; one daughter, Carolyn Dorsey of Fort Worth; one brother, Flint Fuller of Clayhatchee, Ala.; one sister, Joe Lizzie Brown of Montgomery, Ala.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


Henry Franklin "Pug" Warren
Oct 8, 1914 - Jun 5, 1993

Henry Franklin "Pug" Warren, 78, of Trinidad, died June 5, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, with Dr. Jamie Starkes officiating. Burial will be in Trinidad City Cemetery.

He owned and operated Warren Grocery Store in Trinidad for 32 years. He was a resident of Trinidad for 49 years.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Monte Rae Johnson, in 1977.

Survivors include his wife, Lucile Warren of Trinidad; son and daughter-in-law, Glen and Jesslyn Warren of Trinidad; son, Wayne Warren of Waco; three daughters and sons-in-law, Patsy and Wayne Tidmore, Fran and Larry Estes and Freida and Mickey Jones, all of Trinidad; two brothers, Mack Warren of Hermeleigh, Texas, and Jim Warren of Kerens; two sisters, Annis Gardener and Mary White, both of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews James Early, Jerry Warren, Billy W.
Thompson, Houston Buchanan, Lynn Allen Warren, Randy Warren, Boyd Shepherd and Billy Warren.

Memorials may be made to the Trinidad City Cemetery Association, P.O.
Box 205, Trinidad, Texas, 75163.


Del Thrash
Feb 19, 1976 - June 9, 1993

Del Thrash, 17, of Hubbard, died June 8, 1993 in Hubbard.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard. The Rev. Ricky Woodall will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

He was born Feb. 19, 1976 in Mexia. He was a lifelong resident of Hubbard. He was to be a senior at Hubbard High School in the 1993-94 school year. He was the quarterback of the Hubbard 1992 District Champion Football team. He led the Hubbard Jaguars with 1,000 yards passing on his way to all district honors. He was also on the varsity track and basketball teams. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Delton Thrash Sr. on 1983.

Survivors include his father, Delton Thrash Jr. of Dawson; his mother Brenda Thrash of Hubbard; three sisters, Stephanie McGee of Hubbard, Courtney Tucker of Axtel, and Robyn Thrash of Austin; one niece and one nephews.

Pallbearers will be Paul Morris, Blake Anderson, Mark Vardeman, Chad McGee, Jeremy Anderson, Eric Eitel, Devin Wilson, Kyle Tucker. Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Thrash, Jason Lane, Bo Warren, the football team and classmates.


Harold Wooldridge
Oct 22, 1925 - June 8, 1993

Harold Duncan Wooldridge, 67, of Talala, Okla., died June 8, 1993 at Harris Methodist Hospital in Ft. Worth.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Wade Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. J.D. Wade officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, at Wade Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 22, 1925 in Winters, Texas. He was raised in the Malone and Hubbard area. He was a resident of Ft. Worth for 40 years.
He was retired from Stafford Sheetmetal Company in Ft. Worth after 20 years service as a sheetmetal mechanic. He was a World War II veteran, serving in the Army and Navy. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Loretta Wooldridge of Talala; one daughter, Oretta Pearl Tidwell of Ft. Worth; six sons, Charles Randall Wooldridge of Talala; Donald Wayne Wooldridge of Azle, Ronald Gene Wooldridge, Darryl Glynn Wooldridge, Gary Wooldridge and Terry Ray Wooldridge, all of Ft. Worth; one brother, Charles Denton Wooldridge of Lake Charles, Mo.; one sister, Opal Oretta Black of Arlington, Texas; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be members of the Hubbard VFW.


Anabel (McBroom) Iker
Sep 12, 1927 - Jun 10, 1993

Anabel M. Iker, 65, of Sanford, N.C., died June 10, 1993 at Central Carolina Hospital in Sanford.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. , Sunday, at the Bridges-Cameron Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Heppding officiating. Burial will be in the Grace Chapel Church Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana, daughter of the late J. Abe McBroom and Annie Vester McBroom, and a member of the Northview Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Robert Glen Iker; one son, Jeffery Glen Iker of Aberdeen; two daughters, Kay I. Lacy of Clyde, N.C.
and Margaret I. Sessions of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; one sister, Janell Nokes of Corsicana and seven grandchildren.

Memorial may be made to the Hospice of Lee County, 109-A South Vance St., sanford, N.C. 27330.


James Gordon Sprott
Sep 23, 1907 - Jun 13, 1993

Gordon Sprott, 85, of Corsicana, died June 13, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Leland-Stonehill {sic} Cemetery in Leland, Miss., with Father Buck Lee officiating. The family will receive visitors from 8 to 10 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel.

He was born in Port Gibson, Miss., in 1907 and graduated from Leland High School in Leland, Miss. He was very active in scouting where he began as the First Eagle Scout in Mississippi and received the Silver Beaver Award for leadership in 1921. He taught school in Mississippi and North Carolina.

He received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from Mississippi A&M University, now Mississippi State University. He married Annette Kearfott in 1931 and they owned and operated the Camp Deerwoode, a summer camp in Brevard, North Carolina. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and also was a field representative of the American Red Cross. He was active in the Rotary Club for 56 years serving as a past president and recipient of the Paul Harris Award. The Sprotts moved to Corsicana in 1986. He was a lifelong Episcopalian.

Survivors include his wife, Annette Sprott of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Don Lake of Corsicana; one grandson, Mary Lake of Los Angeles, Calif.; and one granddaughter, Kim Siegenthaler of San Marcos.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Corsicana Rotary Club, P.o. Box 442, Corsicana, Texas 75151


Leetie Sorsby
Jun 14, 1903 - Jun 15, 1993

Leetie Sorsby, 90, of Corsicana, died June 15, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Horace Crowder officiating. Burial will be in the Restland Memorial Park in Dallas.

Mrs. Sorsby was born June 14, 1903, in Oklahoma. She was a member of the Methodist Church and worked in the Spinning Room of the Cotton Mill.

She was preceded in deaty by her husband, Edward (Jerry) Sorsby.

Survivors include her daughter, Johnnye Welch of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Helen and Wallace Tomlin of Corsicana; three sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Wilma Sorsby of Houston, Carl and Jean Sorsby and Jimmy and Diane Sorsby, all of Garland; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Flora Montgomery of Houston and Katie Klotz of Conroe.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.


Ruby (Crawford) Stovall
May 3, 1902 - Jan 24, 1961

KERENS, Jan. 25 (Spl.)—Mrs. Ruby Stovall, 58, died Tuesday evening in M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston after an extended illness. A native of Ellis county, she had been a resident of Kerens for many years.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a. m. at the First Baptist church of which she was a member. The pastor, Rev. Bill Foster, will officiate. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Audrain Stovall; two sons, Teddy R. and Kenneth A. Stovall of Kerens; six brothers, Morris, Joe and M. J. Crawford, all of Kerens, Buss and Lonnie Crawford of Pasadena, Texas and Lamar Crawford of Highlands, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. F. M. Copeland, Pursley, Mrs. W. G. Owen, Mildred, and Mrs. C.C. Schriver, Deer Park; and a number of nieces and nephews.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 25, 1961
  • w/o Ira Audrain Stovall d/o Nathaniel S. “Nath” Crawford and Callie Elizabeth (Harley) Crawford (Her death certificate says her middle name is Audrain but I doubt it is)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Thomas Allen “Tom” Stutts
Jul 27, 1898 - Jan 23, 1974

T. A. Stutts

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens for Tom Allen Stutts, 75, of Rural Shade, Rt. 5 Corsicana, who died Wednesday.

Rev. Sipes will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a farmer and rancher and was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nettie Stutts of Rt. 5 Corsicana; seven sons, T. L. Stutts of Houston, W. W. Stutts, of Jacksonville, C. E. Stutts of Houston, M. O. Stutts of Dallas, D. L. Stutts of Athens, C. W. Stutts of Hemphill, and Travis Lee Stutts of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Doris Johnston and Mrs. Melba Fuller, both of Athens, Mrs. Ann Gilbert of Garland and Mrs. Judy Hughes of Mesquite; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Eddigan of Nacogdoches, Mrs. Lorene Tessmer of Dallas, and Mrs. Lucille Mabry of Terrell.


Clyde Arthur Smith
Jan 6, 1906 - Jul 30, 1973

C. A. Smith

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Kerens Church of Christ for Clyde A. Smith, 67, native of Oklahoma and resident of Kerens for 22 years who died Monday. Cato Sherrer, pastor will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

He was a retired grocery operator.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marie Smith of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Stovall of Kerens; two sons, Kenneth Lewis of Kerens and Lonnie Lewis of Kingsville, Tex.; and seven grandchildren.


John Sharrott Smith
Feb 11, 1879 - Aug 17, 1959

Retired Ginner Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Aug. 18—(Spl.)—John S. Smith, 80, retired ginner and farmer, died at his home here Monday noon following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist church of which he was a member. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Smith operated a gin at Bazette for many years and spent his life in the Bazette and Kerens area.

Surviving are a son, Willie Smith, Shreveport, La.; seven daughters, Mrs. Ruby Womack, Waco; Mrs. Frances Sessions, Truth or Consequences, N. M.; Mrs. Myrtle Sessions, Kerens; Mrs. Masal Warren, Houston; Mrs. Jessie Dial, Fort Worth; Mrs. Jimmie Nell Smith, Garland, and Mrs. Joan Lawrence, Mobile, Ala.; a brother, C. E. Smith, Athens; a sister, Mrs. A.T. Hardaway, Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Inmon will direct.


Maude (Page) Smith
Jun 14, 1876 - Aug 31, 1956

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Smith

KERENS, Sept. 1—(Spl.)—Mrs. Maude Page Smith, 80, died in Memorial Hospital at Corsicana shortly before noon Friday.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Church Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor.

A native of old Wadeville, Mrs. Smith had resided in this community all of her life. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are five sons, Jim and Currie Smith, both of Kerens; Cecil and Buck Smith, both of Dallas, and Frank Smith, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Paschal Bobbitt, Mesquite, and Mrs. C. R. Powell, Dallas; 13 grandchildren; a brother, Buster Page, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. R. Powell, Paschal Bobbitt, Bunk Goines, Hardy Mayo, Walker Ingram and Tom Cunningham.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.


Currie Hall Smith
Jun 27, 1910 - Dec 28, 1956

Auto Victim Dies In Hospital Here

Currie Hall Smith, 46, life-long resident of Kerens, died in Memorial Hospital Friday as a result of injuries suffered December 21 in an automobile accident three miles south of Centerville, Leon County. He was taken to a Huntsville hospital and later was transferred to Memorial Hospital here.

Smith had been employed at the Texas-Miller Products Co. plant here for the past two years.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Kerens. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the church, and Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Kerens.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Nelma Ruth Smith, both of Kerens; four brothers, John Smith, Kerens; Cecil and Buck Smith, both of Dallas, and Frank Smith, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. C. R. Powell, Dallas, and Mrs. Paschal Bobbitt, Gulon, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Grover Rawlings, Lewis Collins, Vernon Paul, Jim Green, Edward Walker and Jimmie Hawkins.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.


Eddie John Smith
Feb 27, 1885 - May 6, 1954

Eddie J. Smith Services Friday

KERENS, May 8—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Eddie J. Smith, 69, farmer-rancher, who died at his home here Thursday morning of a heart attack, were held Friday at 4 p.m. from the First Presbyterian church. He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Arney, pastor; Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. John McCord of Austin, a grandson.

Surviving re his wife, a daughter, Mrs. E. H. McCord; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Seale, all of Kerens; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.
Inmon directed.


Johnnie (Etheridge) Smith
Feb 9, 1884 - Aug 17, 1971


Services for Mrs. Eddie Smith will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with Rev. Johnny McCord officiating. Burial will be in Kerens, with Johnny McCord officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith 87, died this morning in Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

A member of the First Baptist church, she was a resident of Kerens.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. E. H. McCord, five grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Mrs. Myrtle Seale of Kerens.

Pallbearers include R. A. Bain, Paul West, R. H. Hilliard, Stoner Baker, W. L. Bain, and Ottis Ray Spurlock. Honorary pallbearers will be Ben Cherry, W. T. Ingram, W. A. Price and Wade Price.


John Dee Shultz
Oct 11, 1917 - Sep 28, 1973

John D. Schultz

KERENS-Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church for John Dee Schultz, 55, Kerens heavy equipment operator, who was fatally injured in a pedestrian-car mishap here Friday night. The Rev. Olen Boles, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery under direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

He was a lifelong resident of Kerens and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margie Faye Schultz, Kerens; three sons, Jerrell, Johnny and James Davis Schultz; all of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Brenda Ivie, Kerens; and Mrs. Paulette Baggett and Mrs. Glenda Richards, both of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schultz, Kerens, one brother, G. H. Schultz, Trinidad; one sister, Mrs. Pair Airheart, Trinidad; seven grandsons; and two nieces.


James Clifton Spurger
Jan 28, 1879 - Feb 9, 1944

J. C. Spurger Died At Kerens Wednesday

KERENS, Feb. 12.—(AP)—(Special)—J. C. Spurger died at his home here Wednesday after an illness of two weeks. Funeral rites were held from the Kerens Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock.


Martha Elizabeth (Speed) Spurger
Mar 30, 1877 - Sep 22, 1972

Mrs. Spurger
KERENS—Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Martha E. Spurger, 95, two-year resident of Houston and native of Kerens who died Friday at Memorial City General Hospital in Houston.
Rev. George Swan and Rev. Olen Boles will officiate, and burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
Mrs. Spurger was a member of First Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Miss Ethel Spurger of Houston; two sons, Clifton Spurger of Houston and George A. Spurger of Guadalskara, N. M.; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Bain, Sr. of Corsicana and Mrs. Essa Bain of Kennedy.


Lula Brown (Lawler) Spurlock
Feb 6, 1898 - Sep 5, 1964

Mrs. Spurlock

KERENS, Sept. 5 (Spl.)—Mrs. Lulu Lawler Spurlock, 66, died at her Kerens residence Saturday after an extended illness.

Funeral rites will be held from the Methodist Church here Sunday at 3 p.m., with Rev. Burt Gillis, former pastor, conducting, and Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, assisting. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

Mrs. Spurlock, a native of Alabama, resided in Dawson for some time, and moved to Kerens 32 years ago and was active in the operation of the Spurlock Food Store.

Surviving are her husband, O. F. Spurlock, Kerens; a son, Otis Ray Spurlock, also of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Hill, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. R. J. Earl, Monterey, Calif.; and Mrs. K. A. Stovall, Kerens; six grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dan Baker, Dawson; a brother, Tommie Lawler, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Morris Crawford, L. M. Bennett, Oscar Chrisman, Alvin Inmon, Joe Wilson, B. P. Berry, A. W. Hill, A. Stovall and George Earl.

Inmon Funeral home directs.


Percy Nolan Stockton
Mar 16, 1889 - Feb 7, 1947



Percy N. Stockton, aged 57 years life-long Kerens resident, funeral director and furniture and hardware merchant, died at his home in Kerens Friday night at 11:30 o’clock following a several months illness. Funeral services will be held from the Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. Pippen, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

Stockton was born at Kerens, March 6, 1889.

The body will lie in state at the church from 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon until the funeral hour.

One of the best known and loved men of that community, Stockton conducted a column in the Kerens Tribune entitled, “Howdy, Neighbor,” in which his philosophy of life was revealed.

Stockton was a 32nd degree Mason, a Shriner and a past master of the Kerens Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, the former Fannie Coates, Kerens; three sons, Wm. N. Stockton, a former captain in the U. S. Army, now an engineering student at Oregon State College, Corvallis, Ore.; Zack Stockton, ex-service man, who has been in charge of his father’s business interests the past six months, and John Stockton, a Kerens High school student; a daughter, Miss Cynthia Stockton, student at Trinity University, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Keen and Mrs. M. L. Speed, both of Kerens, and other relatives.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, February 8, 1947

  • h/o Fannie Berry (Coates) Stockton s/o Jessie Hiram James Stockton and Rosa Elmira (Cuthbertson) Stockton

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Carl Coates Stockton
Aug 3, 1922 - Feb 12, 1935

Kerens Boy Dies In Local Hospital

Funeral services for Coates Stockton, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. P. N. Stockton of Kerens, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night at 6:15 o’clock, were held at Kerens Wednesday afternoon at 3:30.

The lad had been ill with pneumonia for several days.

Surviving are his parents and several brothers and sisters.


James Arthur Stockton 
Feb 22, 1886 - Apr 3, 1931

J. A. Stockton of Kerens Buried There Saturday Afternoon

KERENS, April 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for J. A. Stockton, 40, who died at his home here about 12 o’clock Friday night after a long illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everhart, Presbyterian minister.

Surviving are his wife, mother, two brothers, Tom and Percy Stockton, Kerens and two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Keene and Mrs. M. L. Speed, Kerens.

Mr. Stockton had been a resident of this community for many years and was well known in this section of the county.


Rev. William Henry Berry
Nov 11, 1848 - Jun 8, 1911

Well Known Preacher Dead

Rev. W. H. Berry, aged 63 years, died at his home in Kerens last night after a lingering illness, and the remains were interred there this afternoon, Rev. J. W. Hornbeak officiating.

The deceased was one of the ablest and best known men in the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and had been the pastor of many prominent churches of his denomination as well as having filled many important posts for the people. He was a profound and-------accomplished scholar and a man of strong convictions, and did what he thought to be his duty regardless of opposition in his church and out of it.

A wife and several children survive, among the latter being Mrs. Harvey Anderson of Kerens.


Jennie Alice (Brown) Austin
1885 - July 9, 1915

While Talking to Her Husband
At Powell, seven miles east of here, about 9 o’clock last night, one of those unspeakably sad events incident to life, took place. At the hour named Mrs. Alice Brown Austin, wife of W. B. Austin, was seated on the steps at her home talking to her husband and children, when suddenly without a word of warning, the lady fell over dead. Mrs. Austin was about 30 years old and was in apparently perfect health and had gone about the affairs of her home during the day in her usual way, and so far as anyone knew she did not have an ache or pain.
The husband of the deceased is a clerk in the store of J. O. Burke, and besides him, she leaves four children and her father, Mr. T. J. Brown of Powell.
The remains were interred at Kerens this afternoon.


Lillie Pearl (Alexander) Wright
Dec 24, 1894 - Nov 17, 1913

Mrs. Lillie Wright, wife of J. J. Wright, died at Powell today. Her remains will be buried at Kerens tomorrow.



In Remembrance.

On November 19, 1913, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Alexander and claimed our beloved sister, Mrs. Lillie Wright. Since June she has suffered with consumption. She bore her sufferings with patience.

Little was born Dec. 24, 1892. On December 28, 1911, she was married to John Wright. She leaves a husband and one sweet little baby girl, a father and mother, six brothers and three sisters to mourn her death.

It was sad to give our dear sister up, but we know she was just transplanted from earth to heaven. It seems she never could believe she was going to die until about ten minutes of 3 o’clock, when she says, “Oh, I am dying.” She called mother saying “Oh, mamma, did you know I am dying?” She answered, “Yes, darling.” With a broken heart. She will be missed by us all, most especially by her young companion and her sweet little darling baby, Evanola, who will never know of a mother’s love.

Lillie was a kind, sweet girl in our home and among her many friends. She was raised around Blooming Grove, where she had many friends. She was laid to rest in the Kerens cemetery. By the help of God we must all try to live as Lillie did and meet her in heaven where we will part no more.



Clifton Smith “Cliff” Estes
Nov 22, 1866 - Nov 22, 1909

Cliff S. Estes Dead
Was Well Known and Popular in Corsicana.
Cliff S. Estes of Kerens died last Monday and was buried in the cemetery of that city Tuesday afternoon. Until failing health came upon him and forced him to abandon his duties Mr. Estes was editor of the Kerens Tribune and he made it a strong paper whom the people of Kerens and Navarro county respected and appreciated. Of mild manner yet he was a man of convictions who feared not to express himself on all public questions, men and manners. A forceful writer and at all times a man who when differing from others, gave them credit for being honest in their views. Therefore he used no harsh terms and gave expression to his views in clean logic and pure English. Mr. Estes was well known over the county and in Corsicana he had hosts of friends who sincerely regret that he will no longer be seen among them. It has been truthfully said that a man’s neighbors know him best and are most capable of placing a proper estimate upon him. Therefore the following contribution to the Kerens Tribune by one who was “associated with him a great deal during the past year” and who writes over the name of “A Friend.” will be appreciated in Corsicana as it will over the county: “Mr. Estes was born at DeKalb, Texas, Nov. 22, 1866, just 43 years ago. While yet a young man he came to Texas and followed his profession as a printer; near’y twenty years ago he came to Kerens and established the Navarro Blade, and with the exception of a few months spent away from here he has been constantly in business at this place until last March his health began failing and he was forced to give up office work.
“Mr. Estes was married to Miss Agnes May Miller. He leaves his widow and four children, Misses Gladys and Elizabeth, Master Horrell and little Miss Annie May.
“As a newspaper man he was an able and fearless writer. He was always found upon the right side of every moral question. His editorials were clear cut, forceful and convincing and the work he did as an editor will live after him.
“As a husband he was kind and affectionate. As a father he was all that the name implies. The writer being associated with him a great deal during the past year, knows that he loved his children with an intense love.”


Agnes Mae (Miller) Estes
Aug 9, 1873 - Apr 28, 1951

Mrs. Mae Estes Rites AT Kerens
KERENS, May 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Estes, 78, were held at the Inmon Funeral Home Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Jesse Robinson, pastor of the Trinidad Methodist church, conducted the rites.
Mrs. Estes died Saturday at 8 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Van Orden of Trinidad. Although she had been in ill health for several years she died suddenly of a heart attack. She lived in Kerens some 62 years before moving to Trinidad and was a member of the Presbyterian church here. Her husband the late Cliff Estes, was publisher of the Kerens Tribune at the time of his death.
Survivors include one son, Harrell Estes, De Soto; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Van Orden, Trinidad, and Mrs. Carroll Black, Sulphur Springs; one brother, Ed Miller, Grapeland, one sister, Mrs. James Garrison, Hondo, and eight grandchildren.
Burial was in the Kerens cemetery with Inmons’ Funeral Home in charge.


Mary Amanda (Stephens) Alexander
Feb 1844 - Oct 1909

Venerable Lady Dead.
Mrs. Mary Alexander, wife of Rev. J. H. Alexander, died at the family home near Kerens Wednesday after a lingering illness from cancer, aged 65 years. Deceased is survived by her husband and her mother, Mrs. Sarah Stephens, who is now 90 years old, and who was with her at the time of her death. A step-son and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Owens, of Lone Cedar, Ellis county, also survive.
The remains were buried yesterday afternoon in the Kerens cemetery.


Martha Jane Stockton
died Jun 5, 1916

Died in Kerens.
Miss Stockton, the venerable maiden aunt of Tom Stockton of Kerens died at the home of her nephew there this morning and the remains will be interred there tomorrow.


William T. “Will” Jordon
abt 1861 - May 22, 1916

Funeral Occurred This Afternoon.
The remains of Will Jordan, the man who took his own life by drowning in a well near Kerens yesterday morning were interred at Kerens this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.


Lillie Mae (Mitchell) Hervey
Oct 1, 1868 - Dec 17, 1916

Remains Interred at Kerens.

The remains of the late Mrs. C. A. Hervey arrived here yesterday evening at 5:30 on the Houston Texas Central, and were taken to Kerens last where interment took place at 11 o’clock this morning. The deceased lady, who was the daughter of Capt. A. S. Mitchell of Corsicana, and a sister of John Mitchell also of this city. The husband and five children, Lonnie, Albert, Harry and Charles Hervey, and Mrs. Theo Daniel, Jr.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Hornbeck.


Alonzo Gardner “Lonnie” Hervey
Nov 12, 1890 - Mar 18, 1921


By Associated Press.
Waxahachie, Tex., March 19.—A. G. Hervey, drug clerk, last night shot and probably fatally wounded Miss Kathleen Connally a member of a prominent Waxahachie family, then killed himself with the same revolver.

No cause has been assigned for the tragedy.

Officers said Hervey was suffering from a temporary mental trouble.

He is survived by a widow and one child.


A. G. Hervey, the young man mentioned above was reared in the Hester community near here, and is the son of C. A. Hervey, who was for some time a business man of Kerens. He is a grandson of Capt. A. S. Mitchell of Corsicana, and a nephew of A. S. Mitchell and Hub Mitchell of Tupelo and John Mitchell of Corsicana. The remains are expected here tonight and as soon as a sister, who lives at San Benito is heard from.




Services Largely Attended By Many Friends of Deceased

The remains of Lon Hervey, who shot Miss Kathleen Connelly of Waxahachie last Friday night and then killed himself, were brought here Saturday night on the 10:20 south bound Houston & Texas Central railroad, and after remaining in the Southerland undertaking parlors till 8:30 yesterday morning they were taken to Kerens at 9 o’clock and interment took place there yesterday afternoon, the funeral being largely attended.

The deceased who was born in the Hester community lived in Kerens for a number of years before going to Waxahachie. He was noted as a very fine pharmacist and was of a quiet temperament, and the people of Waxahachie who were shocked beyond expression at the tragedy, are unable to find the least cause that led to it.

Miss Connelly died at 5 o’clock Saturday afternoon, and although conscious till a few moments before her death, did not know who shot her, much less the motive.

The two worked in the same drug store. Hervey as a prescription clerk, and Miss Connelly as a saleslady. The Waxahachie Light of Saturday said that no one had ever noticed the least undue friendship, between them, and that the tragedy would no doubt always remain a profound mystery.


Charles Pinkney Barlow
Aug 13, 1848 - Mar 9, 1916

Good Citizen Dead.

C. P. Barlow, aged 68 years, and for fifty-three years a resident of this county, died at his home in Kerens Thursday night, and the remains were interred there yesterday afternoon. The deceased who was among the county’s best citizens, was a Presbyterian and Odd Fellow. Rev. J. W. Joiner conducted the funeral services at the home and the Odd Fellows had charge at the grave. Surviving the deceased is his wife and seven children, most of the latter being grown. A large concourse attended the funeral.


Fannie Eulalia (Matthews/Carswell) Barlow
Jun 22, 1864 - Sep 17, 1942

Pioneer Kerens Woman Was Buried There On Thursday

KERENS, Sept. 19.—(Spl.)—Relatives, neighbors and a host of friends gathered at the Barlow home Thursday, Sept. 18th, at 5 p.m. to pay their last respects to another of Kerens beloved pioneer women, Mrs. C. P. (Eula) Barlow.

Ill for some months, the last weeks of which were wracked with pain, the uncomplaining, gallant fortitude of this beautiful character impressed acquaintances, as she persisted in considering the welfare of her children and minimizing her own suffering up to the last.

No greater eulogy could be written than that expressed by a young man from Kerens, as he introduced Mrs. Barlow some time ago, as his idea of a typical grandmother, the sort which inspires artists; and lovely she was both in figure and character.

Married at a very early age, she came to Kerens with Mr. Barlow when the city was young, and built and had lived in the present residence for more than 50 years.

Surviving children are; Mrs. J. W. Richardson, Austin; Hugh Barlow, Kerens; Mrs. Chappel, Pittsburg; Hayden Barlow, Houston; Mrs. Harry Bason, Port Arthur. Surviving also are eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart of Clarksville, former pastor of the Kerens Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Finis L. Hodges, present pastor.

Interment was in the Kerens cemetery, with arrangements in charge of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were E. L. McCluney, Cliff Coates, E. B. Speed, W. L. Bain, H. A. Quaite, L. H. Holt, Josh Speed and R. P. Walker.

Among the many from out of town here for services were Billy Martin, Hillsboro; Mrs. Joe Bond, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Carswell, Miss Elizabeth Voss, Dallas; Mrs. J. N. Everheart, Clarksville; Mrs. Cub Dillard and daughter, Patsy, Austin; Mrs. Ila Barlow, Palestine.


Lemuel Brooks Norred
Mar 9, 1885 - Dec 17, 1917

The remains of the late Lemuel B. Norred, who died here yesterday morning, and those of his nephew, Clyde Nicholson, aged twenty years, who met an accidental death near Houston last Saturday, were both buried at Kerens just before noon today, and the funerals were largely attended.




There Will Be Double Funeral at Kerens Tomorrow.

L. B. Norred, aged thirty-two years, died at his home in East Corsicana this morning, after a long illness. The deceased is survived by his widow and two children, and a brother, B. L. Norred, a well known gin man here.

Clyde Nicholson, a young man who was reared near Kerens, and who is a nephew of the deceased, was killed accidentally while out duck hunting near Houston Sunday, and the remains will be brought here on the early train tomorrow morning, and the two bodies will be taken to Kerens at 9:40 and the double funeral will occur there. The young man only left here a week ago to work in the Goose Creek Oil Field, and for some time before leaving here had run a service car for Roy L. Medaris.


Clyde R. Nicholson
Apr 7, 1897 - Dec 16, 1917

The remains of the late Lemuel B. Norred, who died here yesterday morning, and those of his nephew, Clyde Nicholson, aged twenty years, who met an accidental death near Houston last Saturday, were both buried at Kerens just before noon today, and the funerals were largely attended.




There Will Be Double Funeral at Kerens Tomorrow.

L. B. Norred, aged thirty-two years, died at his home in East Corsicana this morning, after a long illness. The deceased is survived by his widow and two children, and a brother, B. L. Norred, a well known gin man here.

Clyde Nicholson, a young man who was reared near Kerens, and who is a nephew of the deceased, was killed accidentally while out duck hunting near Houston Sunday, and the remains will be brought here on the early train tomorrow morning, and the two bodies will be taken to Kerens at 9:40 and the double funeral will occur there. The young man only left here a week ago to work in the Goose Creek Oil Field, and for some time before leaving here had run a service car for Roy L. Medaris.


Richard Fredrick Nicholson
Feb 14, 1875 - Dec 7, 1928


Richard F. Nicholson, aged 53, resident in Kerens for many years, died in the Navarro Hospital and Clinic Friday morning at 6 o’clock following a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Kerens cemetery Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Rev. Paul B. Evans, pastor of the Methodist church in Kerens conducted the services.

Mr. Nicholson was born in San Augustine, Texas, but had resided in Navarro county a long time.

Surviving him are his wife, four children, T. B. Nicholson, Shawnee, Okla., Dannie Nicholson, Corsicana; Mrs. B. E. Tervis, Corsicana; Mrs. H. M. O’Donnell, Weewoka, Okla.; three brothers and sisters.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Corsicana Funeral parlor.


Millie Melvinia (Reeder) Goodnight
Dec 12, 1837 - Apr 15, 1918

Died At Kerens Last Night

Mrs. Goodnight, widow of the late Jack Goodnight, died at Kerens last night where the family have lived for many years. The deceased was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Surviving her are three children, Mrs. John Speed, Mrs. Zack Foster, Miss Sallie Goodnight and Herschel Goodnight. Interment took place at Kerens today, Rev. J. W. Hornbeck of Corsicana officiating.


Ina Rose (Scarbrough) McQuary
Oct 5, 1909 - Nov 1, 1987

Ina Rose (Scarbrough) McQuary

Ina Rose McQuary, 78, of Trinidad, died Sunday.

Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with Rev. L. L. Conner officiating. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery.

Survivors include her husband Grady McQuary of Trinidad; a daughter, Dorothie Fish of Athens; two sons James McQuary of Trinidad and Donald McQuary of Batesville, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Gerald Beasley, Steve McQuary, Johnny McClure, Bob McQuary, Robert Watson, and Ben Hillhouse.


Kathleen “Kitty” (Coates) Jennings
Feb 28, 1893 - Feb 16, 1991

Kittie Jennings

Mrs. Kittie Coates Jennings, 97 years 11 months and 15 days, of Kerens, died Feb. 16, 1991.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Kerens Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Haves White officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 28, 1893 in Wadeville, and was a resident of Kerens for 91 years, and a member of the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen Foster of Richardson; two sons, Keith Jennings of Fort Worth, and Dick Jennings of Spearman, Texas; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be John Beck, Bob Ikel, Don Seher, Steve Jennings, Bill Hatchett, and Richard Burden.


Thomas Edward Moore
Aug 4, 1897 - Jan 9, 1962

Tom Moore

KERENS, Jan. 11 (Spl.)—Tom Moore, 64, Maypearl farmer, died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon Tuesday following an extended illness. He was a native of Malakoff.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis pastor of the First Methodist church.

Moore was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Docia Moore, Houston, a niece and other relatives.

Pallbearers were members of Stephen A. Graves Post of the American Legion.


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