Aug 28, 1886 - May 2, 1968
Mrs. Edith Evans
Mrs. Edith Dow Evans, Dawson native and resident of Beaumont, died
in a Beaumont hospital early Thursday. She was 81.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Griffin
Funeral Chapel here, with C. Howard Wade, Beaumont minister,
officiating. Mrs. Evans, a member of the Church of Christ, will be
buried in Union High
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Marie Clemons, a
granddaughter, Gwendolyn Jo Clemons, both of Beaumont; a number of
nieces and nephews.
“Ben” Bosley, Sr.
Dec 20, 1905 - Apr 5, 1977
FAIRFIELD—Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Kirvin
Baptist Church for Ben C. Bosley, 71, of Wortham, who died
The Rev. Vernon Sivage will officiate with burial to be at the
Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Bosley of Kirvin; two
sons, William Bosley of Houston, Trenton Bosley of Houston; one
step-daughter Mrs. Vivian Dixon of Houston, one step-son, Otis
Odem of Windom; two brothers, Jim Bosley of Richland, and Bailey
Bosley of Richland; one sister, Mrs. Ruby Davis of Richland; 12
grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
The grandsons will be pallbearers.
Capps Funeral Home of Fairfield will direct.
Mary Maude (Keith)
Jun 6, 1892 - Apr 17, 1972
ENNIS—Mrs. P. V. Mulkey, 79, of Ennis, Grandmother of Mrs.
Charles H. MaGee, Jr. and aunt of Mrs. Ferma C. Stewart,
both of Corsicana, died Monday night in the Ennis Nursing
Home after an extended illness.
Services are pending with the J. E. Keever Mortuary of
Ennis, and burial will be in the Myrtle Cemetery in Ennis.
She was born June 6, 1896 in Bosqueville in McLennan County
and was reared in Mount Calm and the town of West. On April
28, 1909 she was married to Phillip V. Mulkey of Ennis. They
lived in McKinney before moving back to Ennis in 1923. Mr.
Mulkey died in 1953.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ennis,
chairman of the Democratic Women of Ellis County, Chairman
of Precinct 5 in Ennis for the past 20 years, active
clubwoman in Texas and was listed in Texas Women of
Distinction. She was a former president of the Ellis County
Federation of Womens Club, member of the State Historical
Society, past president of the United Daughters of the
Confederacy, member of the Ennis Garden Club, past president
of the 20th Century Club, chairman of the East Ellis County
Cancer Drive for 15 years.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Knight of
Tampa, Fla.; one son, Keith Mulkey of Ennis; six
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Apr 4, 1911 - Jul 11, 1989
Blanche Louise Paton, 78, of Fairfield, died July 11,
1989, in Fairview Manor Nursing Home in Fairfield.
Services were at 10 a.m. today in Capps Chapel and the
Rev. Buddy Turner officiated. Burial was in Dew
She was born April 4, 1911, in Lanely.
Survivors include four brothers, Finis Daniel, Wesley
Daniel, and Frank Daniel, all of Fairfield, & Louis
Daniel of Buffalo; & one sister, Evelyn McClure of
Tenery Lee Walker,
abt 1953 - Jan 24, 1990
Tenery Walker, Sr.
Tenery Walker Sr., 37, of Dallas, died Jan. 24,
1990, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.
Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Ross and
Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at the Second Mission Baptist Church, and
the Rev. Henry Davis will officiate. Burial will be
at Butler Cemetery in Fairfield.
He was employed by the Dallas Morning News.
Survivors include two sons, Tenery Walker, Jr., and
Ronald Walker, both of Dallas; six sisters, Dorothy
Lee Davis, Annie Mae Stevenson and Shirley Jean
Walker, all of Dallas, Ardie Mis Pace of Frost,
Lucille Moore of Barry, and Hattie M. Davis of
Corsicana; three brothers, J. Don Walker and Ervin
Walker, both of Malone, and Earl Ray Walker of
Henry Murry Basham
Nov 15, 1892 - May 17, 1967
H. M. Basham Dies Wednesday
Graveside services for H. M. Basham, 74,
longtime resident of Rt. 1, Corsicana who died
Wednesday in a Fort Worth hospital after a
lengthy illness were held at 2 p.m. Thursday in
Cunningham cemetery near the State Home.
The Rev. Bob Walker, pastor of 11th Avenue
Methodist church officiated. Griffin conducted.
abt 1920 - Sept. 18, 1988
Lucy Mae Williams
Lucy Mae Williams, 68, dies Sept. 18.
Services will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at
Ross-Johnson Mortuary with Rev. Mansey
officiating. Burial will be at
Woodland cemetery with Ross and Johnson
Mortuary handling the arrangements.
Williams is survived by close friends in
Herlenna (unk) Griffin
May 15, 1905 - Jun 20, 1996
Herlenna Griffin, 91, of Corsicana, died
June 20, 1996, at Mel Haven Convalescent
Graveside services are 1t 11 a.m. Monday
Woodland cemetery, with Bro. Billy
Mrs. Griffin was born May 15, 1905, in
Mrs. Griffin is survived by nieces, Mary
Chambers and Callie Strain of Corsicana,
Ella V. Davis and Betty Davis of Dallas,
Marlene Bush of El Paso, Mary Taft of
Fort Worth and Aldine Watts of Houston;
nephews, Lozell Bradley, Dan Lewis, Roy
Bradley and Ray Bradley of Corsicana;
and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins
Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by
her husband, L. A. Griffin and one son.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson
Samuel Barnes Werner, Jr.
Mar 4, 1927 - Nov 25, 1978
Graveside services will be Monday at
11 a.m. at the
Resthaven Memorial Park for Sam
B. (Sammy) Werner, 51, a native of
Mexia, who died Saturday in his
Survivors include his mother, Mrs.
Mable Dean Werner of Corsicana; two
aunts, Mrs. Rowena Cates of Dallas,
and Miss Lois Werner of Houston; and
a number of cousins.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
Nellie Mae (Belt) Parker
May 18, 1912 - Aug 14, 1991
Mrs. Nellie M. Parker, 79, of
Corsicana died Aug. 14, 1991, at
Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services were 3:30 p.m. Thursday
at the Corley Funeral Chapel
with the Rev. James T. Davis
officiating. Burial was in
Resthaven Memorial Park.
She was born May 18, 1912, in
Delight, Ark., and had lived
most of her life in Corsicana.
She was a member of Trinity
Survivors include one sister,
Mary Evelyn Brenton of
Corsicana; one brother, Melvis
E. Belt of Decatur; and a number
of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Albert Follis,
Rudolph Lake, Johnny Parker,
Donnie Parker, Billie Don DeMoss
and Aubrey A. Brenton.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, August 15, 1991
- w/o Merrill E.
“Boone” Parker married Apr.
18, 1933; assumed d/o William
Richard Belt & Mary
- Submitted by
Louis L. Lennon
Dec 29, 1889 - May 17, 1926
LOUIS L. LENNON FUNERAL
SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Louis
L. Lennon, aged 36 years,
who died at his residence in
the Thorn addition, Monday
morning, were held Tuesday
morning at the Catholic
church with interment in
Hamilton cemetery. He
has been ill for several
Mr. Lennon is survived by
his wife, one son, five
brothers, Emmett and Arthur
Lennon, Corsicana; Charley
Lennon, Angus; Tom Lennon,
Ennis; J. R. Lennon, Alma;
two sisters, Mrs. W. J.
Fowler, Ballinger; Mrs.
Agnes Collard, Ennis; his
mother, Mrs. Frances P.
Mamie (Cook) Lennon
Oct 10, 1892 - Aug 13,
MRS. MAMIE LENNON DIED
THURSDAY IN LOCAL
Mrs. Mamie Lennon, aged
43 years, resident of
the Thorpe addition,
died at the P. and S.
morning at 9 o’clock
after a short illness.
The funeral will be held
Friday afternoon at 4
where interment will be
Surviving are a son, J.
L. Lennon, Corsicana;
mother, Mrs. Mattie
Cook, Corsicana; three
sisters, Mrs. L. R.
Bonner, Mrs. J. A.
Lennon and Mrs. R. B.
Odem all of Corsicana;
and a brother, J. A.
Pallbearers will be Lee
Bonner, Arthur Lennon,
Roy Odem, George Melton,
Emmett Lennon &
Corley Funeral Home will
direct the arrangements.
May 16, 1905 - Sep
Walker, 83, died
Sept. 19 at the
Ennis Care Center in
Services will be
Saturday at 11 a.m.
at the Ebenezer
Baptist Church in
Elm Flat with Rev.
will be in
Elm Flatt with
Ross and Johnson
Survivors are wife,
Ivory Walker of Elm
Flat; two daughters,
Arilla Moore of
of San Diego, Ca.;
a sister, Lola
Jul 25, 1928 -
Feb 15, 1995
Burkhead, 66, of
Feb. 15, 1995 at
The family will
from 6-8 p.m.
Funeral Home in
Services will be
held at 2 p.m.
Jun 10, 1892
- Apr 17,
J. J. Harlan
were to be
at 4 p.m.
Potts was to
He was found
dead at his
305 W. 7th
death due to
had been ill
A. Harlan of
and W. P.
were to be
W. R. Perry,
J. W. Dunlap
& Jessie Praytor.
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Bonnie Francis Cathey
May 20, 1915 - Jun 4, 1962
Hold Services Wednesday For Anson Nurse
DAWSON, June 6 (Spl.)—Miss Bonnie Frances Cathey, 47, registered nurse, died Monday at Anson. Funeral rites were held at Anson Tuesday at 2 p.m. and graveside services were held at the Dawson cemetery Wednesday at 11 a.m.
A native of Fort Worth, Miss Cathey was reared in Dawson and graduated from Dawson High School.
Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Buford Cathey, Anson; two brothers, H. G. Cathey, Dawson, and John Cathey, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. A. M. McClendon, Austin, and Mrs. Addie St. John, Hutto, and other relatives.
Miss Cathey was connected with the Anson hospital for many years.
Eubanks Funeral Home directed local arrangements.
Isaac Leonard Mallory
Jul 1, 1898 - Apr 6, 1977
I. L. Mallory
DAWSON--Services of Isaac Leonard Mallory of Dawson, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Dawson Methodist church. The Rev. Haldor Duncan of Dawson will officiate. Burial will be in Dawson cemetery.
A retired telephone company employe, and member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge, Mallory is survived by his wife, Allene, of Dawson; by two brothers, E. D. Mallory and John Mallory, both of Lindale; and by one sister, Tommie Mae Mallory of Lindale.
Ruby Nell (Roberts) Ragan
Feb 5, 1941 - May 10, 2013
Nell Ragan, 72, of Emhouse, passed away on Friday, May
10, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, May 11,
2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at
2 p.m., Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home
Chapel with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.
Ruby Nell was born in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, to the late
Henry and Ona Lee Roberts.
Survivors include her loving husband, Ray Ragan; sons,
Michael Ragan, Rickey Ragan and wife, Debbie, and Dale
Ragan and wife, Holly; daughters, Becky Bernstein and
husband, Larry, Linda Comer and husband, Ron, Renee
Bruyere and husband, Mike, and Regina Cantrell and
husband, Brian; 22 grandchildren; 22
great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild;
brother, Max Roberts and wife, Barbara; many other
relatives and numerous friends.
Ruby Nell Ragan, 72, of Emhouse, went home to her Lord and
Savior on Friday, May 10, 2013, at Navarro Regional
She was born on Feb. 5, 1941, to Henry and Ona Lee Roberts
in Mt. Pleasant.
Mrs. Ragan did just about anything that needed to be done on
the dairy farm and whatever was needed to rear seven
children in a strong Christian home. She loved to work in
the outdoors surrounded by God’s creation. She was a devoted
wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and most of
all a very devoted Christian lady. She will live on forever
in the hearts of her family and friends.
Survivors include her loving husband, Ray Ragan; children,
Michael Ragan, Rickey Ragan and wife Debbie, Dale Ragan and
wife Holly, Becky Bernstein and husband Larry, Linda Comer
and husband Ron, Renee Bruyere and husband Mike, and Regina
Cantrell and husband Brian. She is also survived by 22
grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and one great
great-grandchild; and her brother, Max Roberts and wife
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, May
11, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 12,
2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with
Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Kevin Bernstein, Craig Bernstein, Rickey
Ragan, Russell Barlow, Randy Barlow, and Rowdy Barlow.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Nolan Wayne Leach
Jun 6, 1925 - Jun 21, 1960
Wayne Leach Services Held Here Thursday
Funeral services for Wayne Leach, 35, fatally slashed with a knife Tuesday night near Richland, where to be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Ray Turner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, and Rev. Hoyt Hefner, Baptist minister, formerly of Corsicana.
A native of Blooming Grove, Leach was reared at Rice and had resided here for some time.
Surviving are a daughter, Johnnie Earl Leach, Corpus Christi; father, R. T. Leach, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Jessie Leach, Corsicana; two brothers, DeWayne and Jack Leach, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Travis Arnett, Corsicana; Mrs. Raymond Boswell, Bardwell, and Mrs. A. L. Wilcox, Mildred, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Johny Spencer, Ernest Cummings, J. K. Bradley, T. D. Watkins, J. L. Wilcox, and W. T. Franks.
Dora Lou (Peden) Lewis
Jun 9, 1907 - Aug 3, 1993
Mahoney Lewis, 86, of Corsicana, died Aug 3 1993 at
Huguley Hospital in Burleson. Graveside services will be
10 a.m. Thursday in
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Duard and
Pat Hodges of Mansfield; three stepsons, Francis Mahoney
of San Antonio, Donald Mahoney of Barry, and Bobby
Mahoney of Phoenix, Ariz; three grandchildren; one
great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nov 24, 1896 - Sep 30, 1960
Tuesday Rites Are Slated for John Mahoney
Funeral services for John D. Mahoney, 63, will be held Tuesday at 3
p.m. from the Pursley Church of Christ. C. B. Holcomb, minister of
the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will be
in the Hamilton
Mahoney, commissioner of Precinct 3, died in the Navarro Clinic
Friday night after becoming ill earlier in the day.
He had been a deacon in the Pursley Church of Christ for many years
and was a junior boys Sunday School teacher.
Mahoney was serving his fourth year as a commissioiner and was
renominated for a second four-year term in the Democratic primaries
the past summer.
Mahoney was a native of Penelope, Hill county (Texas). He had
resided in Pursley many years.
Survivors, other than the widow of Pursley, are five sons, JC
Mahoney, Corsicana; MSgt Wm. J Mahoney, USAF, Germany; TSgt Francis
L. Mahoney, USAF, San Antonio; Cleo Donald Mahoney, Salt Flat; and
SSgt Bobby R Mahoney, USAF, San Antonio; a stepson, Duard Hodges,
Port Lavaca; two brothers, Lee Mahoney, Emhouse, and Clyde Mahoney,
Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Allie Jackson, Corsicana; 14
grandchildren, a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Pallbearers are Lelon, Allen, Wayne, Maurice, William, and Kenneth
Mahoney, Eldridge, Edward, Clyde, and Jimmy Jackson, all nephews.
Evelyn (Griffin) Kennedy
July 3, 1918 - Feb 22, 2008
Graveside services for Mrs. Evelyn Kennedy were held on Sunday,
2008, at 3:00p.m. at Younger Cemetery in Navarro County. Bro.
officiated. Mrs. Kennedy passed away on Friday, February 22,
2008 in Tyler. She
was a dedicated homemaker and a faithful member of Eighth Avenue
in Teague for thirty-five years. Mrs. Kennedy is survived by one
Kennedy of Gun Barrel City; one daughter-in-law, Jeanette of
grandson, Greg Hartley Kennedy & wife Angela of Groesbeck; two
Kim McManus of Midlothian and Amy Bender of Duncanville;
nephews, other relatives & friends. She was preceded in death by
one son, Dr.
Billy Charles Kennedy; her parents, W.H. & Gillie Osteen
Griffin; four brothers,
Rufus Griffin, J.B. Griffin, Orville Griffin, and Lloyd Griffin;
and her sister,
Feb. 28, 2008
Graveside services for Mrs. Evelyn Kennedy were held on Sunday,
February 24, 2008, at
Younger Cemetery in Navarro County. Bro Steve Cowart officiated.
Mrs. Kennedy passed away on Friday, February 22, 2008, in Tyler.
She was a dedicated
homemaker and a faithful member of Eighth Avenue Baptist Church
in Teague for thirty-five years.
Mrs. Kennedy is survived by her son Jack Kennedy of Gun Barrel
City; her daughter-in-
law Jeanette of Duncanville; her grandson Greg Hartley Kennedy
and wife Angela of
Groesbeck; her granddaughters Kim McManus of Midlothian and Amy
Duncanville; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and
She was preceded in death by her son Dr. Billy Charles Kennedy,
her parents W.H. and
Gillie Osteen Griffin, her brothers Rufus Griffin, J.B. Griffin,
Orville Griffin and Lloyd
Griffin and her sister Lorene Peden.
Bowers Funeral Home of Teague was in charge of the arrangements.
Jun 24, 1954 - Oct 19, 1957
Mr. and Mrs. R. McAfee and Mr. and Mrs. Haskell Gray were in Houston
today to attend the funeral of three-year-old Debbie Hettig,
grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. McAfee. Mrs. Hetting was the
former Marcialete McAfee of this city
Charles Richard McAfee,
Jul 16, 1908 - Nov 25, 1933
Final Rites Given To C. R.
Tribute was paid to the memory of C. R. McAfee,
Jr. at 10:30 o'clock this morning from the Griggs Funeral Chapel.
Services were conducted by Rev. P. M. Neal, pioneer Methodist
evangelist of Amarillo and an old friend of the McAfee family.
Pallbearers were Allen Early, Dea W. Caldwell, D. A. Park, J. T.
McDiver, Jess Waller, and T. J. Tackle. Interment was in Llano
Mr. McAfee died Saturday after a long illness.
Survivors are his widow and an infant daughter, his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Charles R. McAfee, 3410 Hayden Street, two sisters and a
William Wylie Watson
Dec 8, 1892 - Apr 7, 1942
RITES THURSDAY FOR W. W.
WATSON, ACCIDENT VICTIM
Funeral services for W. W. Watson, age 49 years, 107 Havener Avenue,
were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o'clock from the Eleventh Avenue
Methodist Church. Burial was in the
The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacoci, pastor of the church
of which Mr. Waston was a member.
Watson died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night from
head and back injuries received Monday afternoon while at work at
the American Well and Prospecting Company. He fell from a tall
A native of Dalby Springs, Texas, he had resided in Corsicana
sixteen years. An employee of a telephone company for many years,
Watson was connected with the State Home for some time prior to
entering the employ of the American Well and Prospecting Company a
The Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, of which he was a
member, had charge of the rites at the grave.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. Grady
Summerall, Dallas; Mrs. James T. Foster, Corsicana; a son; Billie
Watson, Corsicana; four brothers, F. M. Watson, DeKalb; J. T.
Watson, Patterson, Calif.; F. L. Watson, Lajunta, Colo.; and Joe
Watson, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Owen Murphy, DeKalb, and a number
of other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jester Smith, Charles Cravens, William McPherson,
LaVerne Warrington, Willard Summerall, Truman Everett, Stanford
Summerall and Charles Beckham.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge.
Nov 3, 1939 - Oct 26, 2013
Carol Wallace Allen, age 73, of Corsicana passed away on
Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical
Center in Waco, Texas. She was born November 3, 1939 in
Corsicana, Texas to Thaddeus George and KC Wallace.
She spent her life as a loving caring mother to her
children and grandchildren. She loved to paint and loved
being barefoot in the country. Her favorite color was
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Ms. Allen is survived by her children; Tania Lynn Allen
Kiedinger and husband, Richard, and James Aaron Allen.
She is also survived by her brothers, Thaddeus Wayne
Wallace and wife, Sheri, and Van Michael Wallace,
grandchildren; Jake, Justin and Abby Kiedinger and Kian
Thaddeus Allen. She is survived by her niece, Valorie
Glaser and nephews, Jeff Wallace and Jonathan Andrew
Visitation with the family will be from 6 – 8 PM on
Sunday, October 27, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM on Monday,
October 28, 2013 at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Rev.
Darren Heil officiating.
Carol Wallace Allen, 73, of Corsicana passed away
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
Visitation with the family are from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services were scheduled for 2
p.m. Monday. Oct. 28, 2013 at
Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat
with Rev. Darren Heil officiating.
Nathaniel Devon (Nat) Carter
abt 1964 - Apr 21, 1989
Nathaniel (Nat) Carter, 25, of Corsicana, died April 21, 1989.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethel A.M.E. Church with the
H.W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the
Elm Flat Cemetery in
Powell. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
He was an employee of the City of Corsicana, a member of Bethel
Church, Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and has served as secretary of
Sunday School for his church for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Shireal Carter; children, Nathaniel
Devon Carter and Natalie S. Carter; mother, Delores Carter; father,
Donald Carter; four sisters, Michelle Moody of Laurenberg, N.C.,
Denise Freeman and Cherl Fielder, both of Corsicana, and Kimberly
Carter of Denton; grandmother, Mrs. Marie Hudson of Corsicana;
grandfather, Gerald Aleander of Chicago, Il., step-grandfather,
Ernest Hudson of Corsicana; and a host of other relatives and
Pallbearers are Joe Allen Brown, Raymond Yeldell, Harold McDonald,
Ray Thomas, Chris Rooks and Daniel Morgan.
Honorary pallbearers are members of Omega Psi Phi.
Tressie Mae (Phillips)
Nov 27, 1910 - Apr 18, 1989
Mrs. Tressie Mae Wade, 78, of Corsicana, died April 18, 1989, at
Navarro Regional Hospital. Wake service will be 7:30 p.m. Friday
in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John's Baptist Church,
with the Rev. E. H. Davis officiating. Burial will be in
Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy White of Houston and
Lula Mae Williams of Corsicana; seven sons, Fred Butler of San
Francisco, L. P. Phillips, Dewey Wade, Jasper Wade and Lonnie
Wade, all of Corsicana, Willie Wade of Los Angeles and Ira Wade
Jr. of Richardson; 30 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Clyde Glade Westbrook
Mar 25, 1924 - Apr 22, 1989
Glade Westbrook, 65, of Kerens, died April 22, 1989 at his
Services are 10 a.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in
Kerens with Rev. Harold scott officiating. Interment will
He was born March 25, 1924 in Kerens. He was a native of
Kerens. He was a member of the Bazette Baptist Church. He
was a contractor. He served in the U.S. Navy during
World War II.
He was a graduate of Kerens High School.
Survivors include one son, Ronald Westbrook of Trinidad;
three daughters, Susan Westbrook, Pam Denman and Carol
Presley all of Fort Wroth; one brother, Frank Westbrook of
Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. Jack Walker of Ennis, and Mrs.
Wayne White of Athens; five grandchildren.
The family will receive visitors from 5-6 p.m. at Paschal
Pallbearers will be Ed Arnett, D.F. Fields, Calvin Franklin,
Oscar Christman, Lester Walker and Homer Wasson.
Lemon Leach Sr.
Sept 2, 1903 or 1905 - Jan 4, 1971
Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the
Petersburg Baptist Church in Round Prairie for Lemon Leach,
65, retired Kerens farmer. The Rev. E. J. Jones officiated.
Burial was in Round Prairie Cemetery. Calhoun Funeral Home
conducted the services.
Surviving are two sons, one daughter and a granddaughter,
all of Kerens and Round Prairie.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, January 10, 1971
- SSDI has his birth as 1903 and Texas Death Index has
it as 1905
Sammie Lee Allen
Apr 13, 1928 - Apr 12, 1989
Sammie Lee Allen, 61, of Corsicana died April 12, 1989.
Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Sixth Avenue Baptist
Church, with the Rev. James Chaney officiating. Burial will
be in Round Prairie Cemetery. Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8
p.m. Monday at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel.
He was a retired butcher for Beaton Street Market,
He is survived by his wife, Doris Powell Allen of Corsicana;
five daughters, Barbara Miler, Marvis Bradford, Christie
Jackson and Dollie Allen, all of Corsicana, and Dikiti Allen
of College Station; three sons, Samuel Allen, Harold Allen
and Richard Allen, all of Corsicana; sister, Bobbie
Cleveland of Dallas; three brothers, Carl Allen, Dawfea
Allen and Ronnie Allen; 17 grandchildren; four aunts; one
uncle; and a host of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Ivist Cleveland, Derward Cleveland,
Dawfea Cleveland, Ira Bradford Jr, Ray Powell and Von
Man Charged in Murder
Corsicana resident Nokomis Williams, 38, has been charged
with murder in connection with the stabbing death of
Corsicana resident Sam Allen, 59, whose body was found
Wednesday at a local business.
Williams is being held on $100,000 bond in the Navarro
County Justice Center Jail. He was arrested by Corsicana
police after he went to the Corsicana police station around
8:30 p.m. Friday.
A warrant for Williams' arrest was issued around 5 p.m.
Friday and members of the Corsicana police department
searched for the suspect until he showed up at the police
Police became interested in the suspect after receiving
evidence that the suspect had been at the scrap business
where the stabbing occurred, said Police Captain Gary
Allen's body was discovered lying in a pool of blood at R &
S Salvage, 1700 Chatfield Road. He was discovered by an
acquaintance whom police said had visited the victim
Youngblood said the victim appeared to have died of multiple
stab wounds to the upper torso.
Alford Levi Gamble
Mar 30, 1858 - Apr 18, 1943
A. L. GAMBLE DIED SUNDAY MORNING; IS BURIED ON MONDAY
Funeral services for A. L. Gamble age 85 years, who died at
his home in the Black Hills community Sunday morning, were
held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Black Hills
church. Rev. Lawrence Shivers and Rev. Mr. Geddy conducted
the rites. Burial was in the
A resident of Navarro county 51 years, Mr. Gamble was well
known over the county. He took a prominent part in political
and civic affairs of the county for years.
Surviving are two sons, George Gamble, Jim Gamble, two
daughters, Mrs. J. A. Montgomery, Mrs. S. H. Burks all of
the Black Hills community; a brother, Allison Gamble,
Tennessee; two sisters, Mrs. Lou Rice and Mrs. Sennie
Parson, both of Alabama; 10 grandchildren, one great
grandchild and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. B. Jones, L. M. Jones, C. T. Jones, R.
I. Tobb, B. W. Gamble and Bert Jones.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Price Hilliard Pate
Apr 16, 1905 - Apr 15, 1989
Price H. Pate, 83, of Lubbock died April 15, 1989, in
Services are 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel.
Russell Bankes will officiate. Burial will be in the
He was born April 16, 1905 at Emhouse and had lived in
Lubbock since 1980. He was a retired carpenter and a member
of the Cooper Church of Christ in Woodrow.
Survivors include his wife, Kate Pate of Lubbock; one son,
Roy Pate of Lubbock; one daughter, Christine Sandefer of
Lubbock; one grandson, Billy Roy Pate of Chicago; one
granddaughter, Amelia Smith of Lubbock; three
Pallbearers will be B.C. Barlow, John Ward, Nolan Dockery,
Leonard Dockery, Jimmy Barlow and Robert Robinson.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Lubbock, 82nd and
Indiana, Lubbock, Tex. 79400.
Oct 10, 1928 - Oct 28, 2013
Donald H. Roush, 85, of Kerens passed away peacefully at his home on
Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
He was born in Kansas on Oct. 10, 1928.
Don grew up in Kansas, where he met his beautiful bride Theresa
Schuetz. They married and moved to Texas to follow his career
with the pipeline. Don retired from Mobil Oil in Corsicana
after a long and fulfilling career.
He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife of 59 years,
Theresa and son Dennis Roush, his parents, sisters Mary Jo Mayer and
He leaves behind a daughter, Marty Koch of Waxahachie and her fiancé
Bill Dear; two grandsons, Jeff and Cory Roush; brothers, Marvin
Roush and Loren Roush and sisters, Wanda Lindberg and Maxine
Crawford and their families; numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews;
extended family, Todd and Kristi Ritchie and children Kyndall,
Kamdyn, Kallyn, Krayton and Kannon who will miss him dearly.
He was a generous and kind man who was known for his meticulous lawn
and the love for his dog, Sophie.
A Rosary Mass will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 with visitation
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 at
the Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton, Kansas. Burial will
follow at St. Leo’s Catholic Cemetery.
Arthur Jefferson Collins
Oct 2, 1920 - Oct 28, 2013
Arthur J. Collins, 93, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Oct. 28,
2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 2, 1920.
Arthur was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ruby Lee
Ellis Collins; and brother, Douglas Collins.
He is survived by two sons, Arthur Collins Jr. and wife Nellie of
Corsicana and Wilbert Collins and wife Patrice of Goldboro, N.C.;
daughter Carolyn N. Collins of Corsicana; a brother, Leslie Collins
and wife Espanola of Atlanta, Ga.; one grandson, Gregory D. Collins
and wife Janice of Forney; one granddaughter, Cameo Collins of Los
Angeles, Calif.; two great-grandchildren, Cortlandt B. Collins and
Lauren Paul; nieces and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Scott
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, 2013 at Eastside
Church of Christ with Elder Alton Albert as eulogist and Elder W. W.
Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow at
Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be James Roberts, Charles Pleasant, Tommie Sutton,
Darrell Curry, Danzell Lee and Gregory Collins.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.
Aug 19, 1934 - Oct 30, 2013
Lee Steward Willhite Goodnight finally won her
eight-year battle with recurrent breast cancer by going
to her Heavenly Home with a new healthy body on
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013.
She was born to Ethel Clara Jones Steward O'Rear and
Carl Pierce Steward in Portland, Ore. on Aug. 19, 1934.
They lived in many places, but did most of her growing
up in Rock Springs, Wyo. before moving to Anchorage,
Alaska in 1954 with her dad.
While in Alaska, she met and married Clarence A.
Willhite and had three children. She was a very active
member of the Southern Baptist Church and worked for
many years for the State of Alaska in the Department of
Fish and Game, Health Department and Department of
Transportation. One of her beloved hobbies was ceramics.
She became a certified Duncan instructor, had her own
kiln and shared her talents with many others. She
especially loved working with the unique Alaskan Clay.
She “retired” to Arizona where she went to work for
America West Airlines so she could enjoy traveling. It
was there she met and married Jack Goodnight and she
continued her ceramics while enjoying traveling
After her breast cancer metastasized to her bones and
lungs eight years ago, she moved to Corsicana so she
could be close to family and receive treatments. She
could no longer work with ceramics due to the dust, but
she didn't let her creative spirit be stifled. She began
making beaded jewelry. When her kids gave her a glass
jewelry making class for Christmas one year, she started
her love affair with a new medium. She was happiest when
she was creating and giving away. She always put others
She passed from this life to the arms of Jesus with the
same grace, dignity and selflessness that she lived her
life, always putting others before herself. She often
asked her caregivers if they needed a pillow, a blanket,
or to be sure and get some rest. So very typical of the
kind of person she was.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a younger
sister, Maxine Harter Hawkins; her husband Jack
Goodnight and a great-granddaughter, Morgan Davis.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Vicki
and Joe Sims of Corsicana, her daughter and son-in-law,
Bonnie and Merle Shugart of Baton Rouge, La., her son
and daughter-in-law Scott and Allison Willhite of
Seattle, Wash.; grandchildren Amanda Shugart, Andrew and
Heather Shugart, Kristi and Joe Chandler, Aaron Sims and
Kyle McAfee; great-granddaughters Alex Davis and Reagan
Shugart; sister and brother-in-law Carla and Donald
Plessman of Casper, Wyo.; many loving nieces, nephews,
cousins and great nieces and nephews.
Her sweet, loving spirit and presence will be missed by
many, but she awaits us in Heaven.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday,
Nov. 2, 2013 at Northside Baptist Church with Paster
Rick Lamb officiating.
In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to Northside
Baptist Church building fund or music ministry or The
American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Marion "Bud" Edward Sisson
Sept 15, 1942 - Oct 31, 2013
Marion “Bud” Edward Sisson, 71, of Corsicana passed away
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He
was born Sept. 15, 1942 in Blooming Grove to Eugene and
Annie Mae Ewing Sisson.
Bud graduated from Corsicana High School in
1960. He then worked at Texas Instruments in Dallas
for many years. Following his career at Texas
Instruments, Bud moved back to Corsicana and worked at
the YMCA until his retirement in 2004.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his
brother, Carl Sisson.
He is survived by his sister, Shirley Sisson Shurtleff
of Cedar Park, Texas and numerous cousins, and special
friend, Shirley Ann.
Visitation with the family will be from 4 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 6, 2013 at
Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Rev. Darren Heil
officiating. The family wishes to thank the staff at
Twilight Nursing Home where Bud had lived most recently
for their love, compassion and friendship that they
showed to him.
Gail (Smith) Brown
June 17, 1941 - Oct 30, 2013
Gail Smith Brown, 72, of Fort Smith, Ark., passed away
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 at her home in Fort Smith. She
was born June 17, 1941 in Frost to Alva Clyde and Effie
Mae York Smith.
Linda was a 1959 graduate of Frost High School, attended
Navarro College and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s
degrees from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro,
Ark. She was a special education teacher and retired
from the Van Buren Arkansas School System.
Linda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband,
Jerry Dee Brown; and her daughter-in-law Christie Brown.
She is survived by her two sons, Tim Brown and wife
Janice of Corinth, Texas and Chris Brown of Fort Smith;
her brother, Alva L. Smith and wife Jane of Blooming
Grove; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2,
2013 at the Spradling Ave. Baptist Church in Fort Smith,
Ark. with the Rev. Ron Williamson officiating.
Graveside services and burial in the
in Frost will be held at a later date.
Arrangements by Edward Van-Alma Funeral Home, Van Buren,
Marcialete (McAfee) Hettig
Sept 28, 1919 - Oct 31, 2013
McAfee Hettig, 94 of Richmond passed away peacefully
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 in Sugar Land. She was born in
Corsicana on Sept. 28, 1919 to parents, Leroy and
Johnnie McAfee as one of 10 children. She was very close
to her siblings. They were rarely found together without
a deck of cards and shared many adventures and crazy
antics. She was truly one of a kind!
She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years,
Gene; daughter, Deborah Ann; parents and her nine
She was affectionately known as “Granny” by her family
and leaves to cherish her memory her son, John Hettig
and wife Marianne; grandchildren, Ryan Hettig and
Marcialete Hettig Voller and husband Julian; great
grandchildren, Tanner, jake and Gabbi Hettig and Jordyn,
Jackson and Jaycie Voller; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 10 a.m.
until 12 noon on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Corley Funeral
Graveside services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 5, 2013 at the
with the Rev. Jay Fraze officiating.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Hettig, Julian Voller, Dennis
McAfee, Danny McAfee, Hal McAfee, Zach Brewer.
Honorary Pallbearer is Dick Hettig.
Rachel Loraine (Bell)
Feb. 26, 1907 - Dec. 1, 1936
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FARMER HELD WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Rachael Farmer, aged 29 years, who
died Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock after a short illness
with pneumonia, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral home with
burial in the Kerens
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Leslie G. Thomas,
minister of the Church of Christ.
Surviving are her husband, O. W. Farmer; two children, Norma
Jean and Randolph Farmer, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ernest
Farmer, Corsicana; four brothers, Mack Bell, Corsicana;
Ector Bell, Lubbock; Thalbert Bell, Rodessa, and Lynn Bell,
Pallbearers were H. A. Tinkle, Jack Eastland, Floyd Farmer,
T. A. Farmer, Sim Hagler and Earl Joyner.
Sep 17, 1899 - Nov 17, 1962
Mack Bell Dies On Saturday; Rites Monday
Mack Bell, 63, native of Kerens, operator of the Cabell’s Minit
Market, 100 South Main street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday
night following an extended illness.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 P.M. FROM THE Corley
Chapel with burial in the
Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb,
minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, of which he was a
member, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Elmo Bell, Dallas; a
daughter, Mrs. M. L. Hancock, Tulsa Okla; four grandchildren, a
sister, Mrs. Ernest Farmer, Corsicana; three brothers, S. E. Bell,
Lubbock; T. J. Bell, Sulphur, La., and Lynn Bell, Alice, and other
Pallbearers were Dr. G. T. Denson, Hubert Joyner, Lester Humert,
George Nokes, Sr.; C. O. Curington, John Farish, Joe McGaugh and B.
L. (Noble) Hines
Nov 16, 1876 - Apr 13, 1937
MRS. WILLIE HINES DIES; IS BURIED AT KERENS WEDNESDAY
KERENS, April 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Hines, who
died at her home Tuesday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at the
First Methodist church, with burial at the
Kerens cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. C. E. Wilkins, pastor of the church,
assisted by Rev. M. O. Cheek.
Mrs. Hines was a native of Navarro county. She was born at Long
Prairie, Nov. 16, 1876, and moved to Kerens in 1887. She was married
to Toos Hines in 1895 and was the mother of one daughter. Both
husband and daughter preceded her in death many years ago.
Mrs. Hines taught music here for thirty-five years and was active in
both church and club work.
Active pallbearers were: O. J. Inmon, R. D. Mabry, J. N. Inmon,
Charles Cherry, Jr., H. B. McCown and Johnnie Clayton.
Oct 13, 1899 - Dec 16, 1974
KERENS—Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal
Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Ruth Henson, resident of Kerens, who
died yesterday in Fort Worth.
Rev. Glenn Jones, First Methodist Church pastor, will officiate, and
burial will be at Kerens City
She was a member of the Methodist church and worked as a clerk in a
local drug store for many years before retiring.
Survivors include two sons, John Noble Henson of Salt Lake City,
Utah and Bev Henson of Norman, Okla.; a daughter, Mrs. John Daly of
California; and six grandchildren.
Johnnie Faye (Walthall) Smith
Aug 26, 1929 - Jun 16, 1995
Johnnie Faye Smith
HONEY GROVE - Funeral services for Johnnie Faye Smith, 65, of
Windom, will be at 10 a.m. Monday, June 19, 1995, at the Windom
Baptist Church, with the Rev. Tim Clayton officiating. Burial will
be at 2 p.m. in Hilltop Memorial Park in Carrollton.
Funeral services are under direction of Cooper-Sorrells Funeral Home
in Honey Grove.
Mrs. Smith was a former resident of Carrollton.
She died Friday, June 16, 1995, at her home in Windom. She was born
Aug. 26, 1929 in Emhouse near Corsicana, a daughter of John Wesley
Walthall and Minnie Jewell Ray Walthall. She married Wilson Raymond
Smith Sr., May 29, 1947, in Rockwall. She was a beautician and a
member of the Windom Baptist Church.
The family will received friends from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Cooper
Sorrells Funeral Home in Honey Grove.
Wendell Lee Poarch [Baby]
B&D Jul. 24, 1936
BABY BURIED AT BLACK HILLS ON SATURDAY MORNING
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Poarch, died Friday afternoon
in the Emhouse community and funeral services were held Saturday
morning at 11 o’clock at the
Black Hills cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Poarch, grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Lockhart and G. G. Poarch.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Dec 22, 1935 - Apr 24, 1936
LITTLE BLACK HILLS CHILD WAS BURIED SATURDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Bobbie Gray Poarch, 4-months-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. P. J. Poarch of the Black Hills community, who died Friday
night at 7 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from
the Black Hills church with burial in the
Black Hills cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Billie Wayne Poarch; a sister,
Rose Lee Poarch, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Gray and Mrs.
H. L. Poarch, all of the Black Hills community.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
May 2, 1861 - Dec 26, 1936
AGED RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIED SATURDAY
Irvin Donald Foster, aged 75 years, resident of Navarro county for
the past 30 years, died at his residence on Avenue F. North
Corsicana, Saturday morning at an early hour.
The funeral services were held from the resident Saturday afternoon
at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the
Black Hills cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. C. E. Gibson, pastor of the North
Side Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, S. J. Foster,
Corsicana; M. B. Foster, Corsicana; Jim Foster, Bonny; Joe Foster,
Corsicana, and Hugh Foster, Bonny; two daughters, Mrs. Lena Depen,
Corsicana, and Mrs. Fannie Thompson, Kerens; and several
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Jan 29, 1935 - Dec 17, 1936
FUNERAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR TWO YEAR OLD CHILD
Funeral services for Jimmie Dale Copeland, two-year-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. Ray Copeland, who died at the family home, 605 South
Eighteenth street, Thursday morning at 2 o’clock were held Thursday
afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church with
burial in the Black
Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell,
pastor of the church.
The little child had been ill several days with pneumonia.
Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Velma, Roseva, Yvoma and
Dorothy Copeland, Corsicana; and grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. J. W.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangents.
Effie (Blackmon) Cardwell
Apr 30, 1867 - Mar 25, 1936
FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED AT RICE WEDNESDAY
RICE, March 25.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. JH. H. Cardwell,
aged 68 years, resident of Corsicana until a few months ago who died
here Wednesday morning at 12:40 o’clock, were held from the Baptist
church here Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
local cemetery. The rites
were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the local Baptist
The family resided in Corsicana for many years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim Harrison, Red Oak, and Mrs.
Will Cannon, Skidmore; seven sons, H. M. Cardwell and Ira Cardwell,
both of Rice; Will Cardwell, Dallas; J. W. Cardwell, Fort Worth;
John Cardwell, Best; Charles Cardwell, Corsicana, and Frank
Cardwell, Los Angeles, Cal.; two sisters, Mrs. Vaughn, Corsicana,
and Mrs. Hattie Thorp, of Plantersville; three brothers, Charles
Blackmon, Jim Blackmon and Will Blackmon, all of Corsicana and other
Pleasant Felix “Pleas”
Sep 09, 1861 - Jan 22, 1936
P. F. HALBERT DIED RICE SATURDAY NIGHT BURIAL ON SUNDAY
Funeral services for Pleas F. Halbert, 74, who died Saturday night
at the family residence in Rice after a long illness, were conducted
there at 3:30 Sunday afternoon with interment in the
Rice cemetery. Rev. H. B.
Surviving are the deceased’s widow; two brothers, H. C. Halbert,
Stanford, Tex., and E. C. Halbert, Decatur, Ala., and two sisters,
Mrs. Martha Harwell, of Fayetteville, Tenn., and Mrs. R. M. DeFord
of Decatur, Ala., and numerous other relatives.
Pallbearers were E. B. Walker, Rod Bartlett, L. M. Barrington, Ben
Bartlett, L. A. Pollan and Jess Harper.
He was born in Fayetteville, Tenn., Sept. 9, 1981, and came to Texas
in 1882. He lived in Corsicana and the Chatfield and Rice
communities. In July, 1896, he was married to Miss Elizabeth Loop,
who survives. They resided in Corsicana for many years, where Mr.
Halbert was connected with the Drane Implement Company.
He and Frank Drane were the only charter members of the W.O.W. lodge
Mr. Halbert joined the Christian church when a young man, and
continued to be an active and devoted worker throughout his life. He
was the son of the late James Halbert and Fannie Gibson Halbert,
both of Tennessee, and nephew of the late John S. Gibson, and was a
cousin to Miss Molly Gibson of Corsicana.
He had many friends and was admired for his strong convictions and
business ability. He had scores of admirable characteristics which
endeared him to his many friends, who mourn his passing.
The funeral arrangements were handled by W. F. Hodge, Rice and
“Lizzie” (Loop) Halbert
Feb 14, 1868 - Jan 22, 1954
Saturday Rites For Mrs. Halbert
Mrs. Lizzie Halbert, 85, life-long resident of Navarro county, died
at her home in Rice Friday afternoon.
Funeral services were held from the McCammon chapel here Saturday at
2 p.m. Burial was in the Rice
The rites were conducted by Rev. John H. Basham, pastor of the
Haynie Memorial Methodist church.
The widow of the late Pleas Halbert of Rice, Mrs. Halbert was born
in Chatfield, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. W. and Sarah
Loop, pioneer Navarro county residents. She had resided in
Chatfield, Corsicana and Rice all of her life.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Addie L. Harper, Chatfield, and a
number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were W. C. Nahgley, J. G. Parks, Ernest Cummins, S. B.
South, J. C. Barton and A. D. Ellis.
George Gilbert Lundy, Sr.
Nov 8, 1857 - Mar 27, 1936
G. G. LUNDY DIED FRIDAY MORNING BURIAL SATURDAY
G. G. Lundy, aged 68 years, died at the family residence 315 West
Sixth avenue at 11 o’clock Friday morning. Funeral services will be
held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the residence and will
be conducted by Rev. Joe Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue
Baptist Church. Burial will be in the
Surviving are his wife, four sons, George Lundy, Jr., Corsicana, J.
L. Lundy, Corsicana; J. V. Lundy, Arkansas; R. B. Lundy, Plainview;
seven daughters, Mrs. Mattie Bell Teague, Corsicana; Miss Mary Ellen
Lundy, Corsicana; Miss Willie Ruth Lundy, Corsicana; Mrs. Lula Mae
Kizza, Dallas; Mrs. Elizabeth Stama, Kerens; Mrs. Birdie Stinson,
Malakoff and Mrs. Melissa Mott, Louisiana, mother Mrs. Sue Lundy,
Mississippi and other relatives.
Mr. Lundy was a native of Mississippi and had been a resident of
Corsicana for eight years.
Corley Funeral Home will direct funeral arrangements.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, March 27, 1936
- h/o Lula Leona (Evans) Lundy buried at Laurel Land
Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas s/o Montgomery S. Lundy and
Susannah P. (Wright) Lundy
- Submitted by
Dortha Geneva (Knight)
July 16, 1930 - Oct 24, 2013
Dortha Geneva Sanders, age 83, of Corsicana passed away
on October 24, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She
was born July 16, 1930 to Aaron Cosby and Velma May
Mrs. Sanders worked as an LVN at Navarro Regional
Hospital for twenty-five years and retired in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold Lee
Sanders, and her parents.
She is survived by her daughter, Jerienne Livingston and
husband, Charles of Corsicana and son, Phillip Sanders
and wife, Raquel of Wellton, Arizona. She is survived by
her grandchildren; Chris Smith and Tammy , Paul Smith
and wife, Heather, Chuck Livingston and wife, Connie,
Melissa Sanders and Michael Sanders. Mrs. Sanders is
also survived by nine great-grandchildren and one great
great-grandchild. She is also survived by her brother,
Dalton Knight and wife, Louise and numerous cousins,
nieces and nephews. .
Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. on
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at
in Corsicana with Rev. James Williams officiating.
- w/o Arnold Lee Sanders; d/o Cozby Knight and Velma (Cox)
Dortha Geneva Sanders, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Oct.
24, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. No formal visitation is
planned. Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
31, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery
in Corsicana with Rev. James Williams officiating.
Apr 18, 1919 - Nov 8, 1936
YOUTHFUL VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA WAS BURIED AT DRESDEN
Jake Reeves, aged 17 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. P. Reeves, 205
South Twelfth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night
at 10 o’clock following a short illness with pneumonia.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from
the Methodist church at Dresden with interment in the
Dresden cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Sikes.
The family resided in the Dresden community prior to moving to
Corsicana several months ago.
Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Billy Joe and Jimmie Glenn
Reeves, all of Corsicana.
The arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
DRESDEN, Nov. 26.—(Spl.)--The community was greatly shocked last
Wednesday when the sad word came telling of the death of “Happy”
Jack Reeves. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George
Reeves, two brothers, and two grandmothers, Mrs. Reeves of Raleigh,
Mrs. Lula Daniel of Dresden, and other relatives. Funeral services
were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist
church at Dresden, with interment in
Gladys Elene (Daniel) Reeves
Nov 23, 1897 - Dec 9, 1936
MOTHER FOLLOWS SON IN DEATH DUE ATTACK PNEUMONIA
Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys E. Reeves, aged 39 years, who died
at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with
pneumonia, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the
Methodist church at Dresden with interment in the
Dresden cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. J. J. Sikes.
Prior to moving to Corsicana recently, the family resided in the
A son, Tommie Jack Reeves, died November 10, with pneumonia.
Surviving are her husband, G. P. Reeves, 204 South Twelfth street;
two children, Jimmie and Billie Reeves, all of Corsicana; mother,
Mrs. L. G. Daniel, Blooming Grove; five brothers, L. G. Daniel,
Waco; W. R. Daniel, Angus, Carl Daniel, Blooming Grove; J. M.
Daniel, Houston, and Leland Daniel, Vivian, La.; four sisters, Mrs.
W. T. Bell, Vivian, La.; Mrs. Marshall Howard, Dawson; Mrs. Ed
Yates, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Newton Smith, Corsicana, and other
The funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.
Sick and Convalescent.
Mrs. G. P. Reeves is seriously ill with pneumonia at the P. and S.
Mar 19, 1936 - Mar 25, 1936
Infant Was Buried Thursday Morning
Funeral services for Jimmie Neal Taylor, six-day old son of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Taylor, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night at
7 o’clock, were held at the
Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by
Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Surviving are the parents.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.
Jul 7, 1882 - Apr 7, 1936
FUNERAL SERVICES ON THURSDAY FOR LOCAL MERCHANT
Funeral services for Joe Territo, aged 53 years, well-known
merchant, who died at his home 503 North Fifth street, Tuesday
morning at 9 o’clock, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from
the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the
The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.
Territo, a native of Italy, had been in the United States for 30
years and had been in Corsicana for 24 years.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Louis Joe Territo; five daughters,
Mrs. Hugh Pollard and Misses Annie, Vincey, Rosa Lee and Frances
Territo; a son, Lee Territo; and three sisters, Mrs. Joe S. Palmeri,
Mrs. Joe Samaritano and Mrs. Steve Chirafis, all of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Steve Palmeri, S. B.
McDaniel, Paul Borsellino, Tony Cinquemano and Robert Irvine.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge.
Nov 27, 1852 - Apr 30, 1925
Italian Died Here Yesterday Afternoon
Louis Territo, aged 72 years, a native of Italy, but a resident here
for many years, died at 5:20 yesterday afternoon at his home, 418
North Fifth street, after many months of ill health and the funeral
took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Catholic church,
Father Graffeo officiating, and interment was in the
The deceased had been a fruit and vegetable vendor here for several
years. He is survived by his wife and several children.
Buckalew (Holtzheuser) Powell-Richardson
Feb 25, 1919 - Nov 2, 2013
Evelyn Richardson of Irving passed away November 2, 2013. She was
born on February 25, 1919 in Dallas, Texas to Michael and Hattie
Holtzheuser. Evelyn was an Irving resident since 1955 and was a
member of Plymouth Park Baptist Church. She loved her church,
gardening and photography. She is preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by step-daughter Teddi Davenport of Wylie, Texas;
step-daughter and husband Rhonda and Russell Patty of Leonard; Niece
Judith Shaffer of Arkansas; Great-niece and husband Karen and Kevin
Stewart of Centerton, Arkansas; Great-nephews Jake Stewart of
Centerton, Arkansas; and Jeff Langlois of Connecticut;
Step-granddaughters Terri and Tami Davenport of Garland, Texas. The
family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm Friday at Brown’s
Memorial Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 10:30 am
Saturday, November 9, 2013 at Plymouth Park Baptist Church of Irving
with Rev. Ken Branam officiating. Interment will follow at 3:00 pm
at Rosehill Cemetery
in Blooming Grove, Texas. Memorial donations may be made to the
Arthritis Foundation at P.O. Box 96280, Washington, DC 20077 or
Bettye Jo Steele
abt 1923 - Dec 2, 1978
Funeral was to be at 2:30 p.m. today at the First Baptist Church in
Streetman for Miss Bettye Jo Steele, 55, a Houston resident and
former Streetman resident, who died Saturday in a Houston hospital.
The Rev. Grayson Glass will officiate with burial in the
Birdston Cemetery in
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ruth Steele of Streetman; two
brothers, Tom C. Steele of Streetman and Robert J. Steele of Lake
Jackson, Tex.; by three sisters, Mrs. Tigna Manahan of Houston; Mrs.
Rosa K. Tucker of Omaha, Neb. And Mrs. Macye Innis of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers will be Rick Richards, Steve Stroube, June P. Clark,
Thomas Steele, Joel Steele, Stanley Blinka, and Ed Wilson.
Griffin Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Minnie Opal (Farmer)
Sep 10, 1916 - Mar 26, 1999
Minnie Opal Beaird
Minnie Opal Beaird, 82, of Wortham, Texas, passed away Friday March
26, 1999, in Mexia.
Graveside services will be Monday, March 29, at 10 a.m. at
Hopewell Cemetery with
the Rev. R. E. Cecil officiating.
Mrs. Beaird was born in Kerens, Sept. 10, 1916. She is survived by
her sister Ethel Horn of Navarro county and numerous nieces and
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Sunday March 28, 1999
- 1st husband Bazil Bradley Estes 2nd husband Cecil Beaird
d/o John Edward Farmer and Nancy Beulah (Coker) Farmer
- Submitted by
Elton William Dosser
Oct 10, 1913 - Mar 27, 1999
Elton William Dosser
Elton William Dosser, 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday,
March 27, 1999, in Corsicana.
Visitation will be today and Monday night from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services are pending with D. Casey Perry officiating. Burial
will be in
Mr. Dosser was born in Drane, Texas, Oct. 10, 1913 He was a
former longtime resident of Star Harbor Mason.
Mr. Dosser is survived by his wife, Euda Drain Dosser of
Corsicana; sons and daughters-in-law, Dom and Toni Dosser of
St. Louis, and Randy and Peggy Dosser of Malakoff; five
grandchildren, Scott, Brian, Brandi, Michael and Kaitlyn;
two great-grandchildren, Kelsey and Kayla; two brothers,
Emmett and Wilson Dosser of Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Mar 14, 1934 - Sep 4, 1987
Gary Ritter, 53, of Seven Points, died Saturday.
Funeral services are 2 p.m. today at the Paschal Funeral Home with
Bro. L. H. Manning and Bro. Ned Mullins officiating. Burial will be
at Prairie Point
He is survived by his wife, Helen Reagan Ritter of Seven Points; a
daughter, Mrs. Burette Burke of Arlington; five sons, Elvis Wayne
Ritter, Jeff Morgan of Kaufman, Randal Morgan of Lampasas, and Mike
Morgan of Seven Points; a brother, Larry Ritter of Ohio; and six
Pallbearers are Richard McLain, Bud Yarbrough, Kent Keith, Larry
Henderson, Don Riley, Dave Garrett and Jim Legget.
Sep 18, 1922 - Dec 27, 1936
DRANE GIRL DIED SUNDAY MORNING; FUNERAL MONDAY
Funeral services for Gwendolyn Adams, aged 14 years, who died at the
family home in the Drane community Sunday morning at 4:30 o’clock,
were held from the Baptist church at Drane Monday afternoon at 1
o’clock with burial in the
Rev. Robert Burleson conducted the rites.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Adams; a sister Helen
Adams; a brother, Robert Weeks Adams; and a grandfather, G. B.
Weeks, all of the Drane community.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
Martha Luvenia Sarah Rebecca Ann “Sallie” (Dycus) Williamson-Bailey
Mar 07, 1878 - Jul 16, 1969
Mrs. Sallie Bailey
Mrs. Sallie Bailey, 91, a Confederate War widow, died Thursday in
Memorial Hospital here. She resided at 612 W. 16th Ave.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley
Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. C. S. Sullivan, pastor of Fellowship
Baptist Church will officiate and interment will be in
Surviving are 11 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren
and nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Alvis Ward, Roy Dycus, Walter Dycus, David Dycus,
Mose Swindell and Everett Ivie.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral
Chapel for Mrs. Sallie Bailey, 91, who died Thursday. The Rev. C. S.
Sullivan officiated. Burial was in Campbell cemetery.
Surviving are 11 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren
and nieces and nephews.
Jessie Juanita (Bunch) Baker
May 22, 1893 - Sep 4, 1987
Jessie Juanita Baker
Mrs. Jessie Juanita Baker died Friday in Corsicana.
Services will be 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Mr.
Bob Quinn will officiate. Burial will be at
Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. June Henderson, Ruth Moody, Aline
Haden, all of Barry, and Ruby Mae Ledford of Corsicana; 12
grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and three
Pallbearers will be Gary Baker, Jimmie Haden, Josh Haden, E. A.
Toten, Jake Calhoun and Alton Adams.
Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
Lillian May (Freedman)
May 1, 1885 - Jul 21, 1960
Mrs. Oransky Dies Thursday
Mrs. Lillian C. Oransky, 75, native of Corsicana, 105 South Twelfth
street, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Thursday
afternoon. Funeral arrangements are pending.
The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alex Freedman, pioneer
Corsicana residents, Mrs. Oransky resided in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for
many years before returning to Corsicana 12 years ago.
Surviving are a son, Merrill Oransky, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs.
Cornelia Fogle, Los Angeles, Calif.; a grandson; a cousin, Mrs. Bell
Costa, Dallas, and other relatives.
McCammon will direct.
Mrs. Oransky Rites Sunday
Final rites for Mrs. Lillian C. Oransky, 75, who died in the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m.
at the McCammon Chapel.
The services were conducted by Rabbi Harry Merfeld, Temple Beth-El,
and Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Congregation Agudas Achim. Burial was
in the Hebrew cemetery.
Mrs. Oransky was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. S.
Freedman, Corsicana pioneers, and resided in Cedar Rapids, Iowa,
prior to returning to Corsicana 12 years ago.
Surviving are a son, Merrill Oransky, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs.
Cornelia Fogle, Los Angeles; a grandson, two cousins, Mrs. Bell
Costa, both of Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. C. Roe, Dr. W. T. Shell, Ed M. Polk, Morris
Dreeben, Marvin Shawrts, and Louis Goldberg.
Uriah Moise Cerf
Sep 4, 1895 - Sep 9, 1936
URIAH CERF DIED SHORTLY AFTER NOON IN LOCAL HOSPITAL
Uriah Cerf, aged 41 years, native of Corsicana, died at the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock
after a several weeks illness. Funeral services will be held
Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the home of his mother, Mrs. I.
N. Cerf, 418 West Fourth avenue, with burial in the
Hebrew cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rabbi Charles B. Lesser of Temple
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. I. N. Cerf; two brothers, Robert and
James H. Cerf; a sister, Miss Idalia Cerf; grandmother, Mrs. Rachel
Cerf, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.
Nov 24, 1893 - Apr 24, 1989
Max “Papa” Brustein
Max “Papa” Brustein, 95, of Plano, died April 24, 1989, in
Graveside services are 4 p.m. Tuesday in the
Hebrew cemetery, with
Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of
He was born Nov. 24, 1893, in Russia, and lived in Plano for 19
years. He was a retired retail merchant and was a member of Agudas
Achim Synagogue. He served in the U. S. Army
World War I.
He was preceded indeath by his wife, Mollie Brustein, and a son and
daughter-in-law, Sylvan and Gloria Brustein.
He is survived by one daughter, Geline Lulky, of Little Rock, Ark.;
a grandson and his wife, Ron and Elizabeth Brustein of Plano; two
granddaughters and their husbands, Kenny and Diane Goodman and Eddie
and Debbie Davis, all of Dallas; and five great-grandchildren.
May 10, 1906 - Jul 19, 1969
Julius Goldman, 63, a native of Corsicana, died here Saturday.
He was a member of the Jewish Church.
Graveside services are to be held at 2 p.m. today at the
Jewish cemetery with
Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joella Scheakler of Irving one
granddaughter of Irving; and a sister, Mrs. Louise Daniels of
Apr 7, 1906 - Oct 24, 1952
Gunshot Wounds Prove Fatal To Bert Kilcrease
KERENS, Oct. 25—(Spl)—Funeral services for Bert Kilcrease, 46,
farmer, who was found dying from a gunshot wound on Highway 31 west
of Kerens Friday afternoon, were held from the First Baptist church
Saturday at 2 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, and Rev. W. F.
Smith, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church. Burial was in the
Kilcrease was employed in the PMA office in Corsicana for several
years until recent ill health necessitated his resignation. He was a
member of the First Baptist church and resided on a farm north of
Judge Melvin Penney, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s
verdict of “death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.”
The charge from a 12-gauge shotgun had entered his chest. Sheriff
Rufus Pevehouse and Deputies Howe French and Dick Salter
It was stated a truck driver discovered the mortally wounded man in
the roadside park west of town a few minutes before he died.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Lovenia Ann; two sons, Kenneth
Wade and Joe Dan Kilcrease, all of Kerens; mother, Mrs. Mary E.
McQuary, Kerens; two brothers, A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana, and R. L.
McQuary, Blooming Grove; four sisters, Mrs. C. C. Johnston, Houston;
Mr. J. J. Wolverton, Woodston; Mrs. Emma Jennings, Wichita Falls,
and Mrs. Bob Paschal, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Archie B. Massey, Johnny Baxter, Edward Stroder,
Hardy Mayo, Freddie Banks, and Marvin Henderson.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, Oct 25, 1952
- h/o Allie Mae (Breeding) Kilcrease-Scott s/o Daniel
Marion Kilcrease and Mary Etta (Speed) Kilcrease-McCleary
- Submitted by Diane Richards
Jun 11, 1909 - Aug 2, 1936
KERENS WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON
Willie Belle Hubbard, aged 25 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital
and Clinic Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock after a short illness.
The body was taken to Kerens where burial was slated for Friday
afternoon. Miss Hubbard formerly resided in Dallas.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Hubbard, Kerens, a
brother and other relatives.
Jan 20, 1879 - Oct 4, 1970
Hubbard Rites Set Wednesday
Felix T. Hubbard, 91, a native of North Carolina and a longtime
resident of Kerens died Sunday in the May Wood Manor Rest Home in
Kerens. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral
Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Ralph Stovall, with
interment in the Kerens City
Survivors include one son John Curry Hubbard of Dallas.
Deacons of the First Baptist Church will be pallbearers.
Jul 19, 1969 - Jul 20, 1969
KERENS (Spl.) Graveside services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in
Kerens City Cemetery for
Johnny Cartlidge, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Cartlidge,
Jr., who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.
Survivors in addition to the parents are grandparents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. H. Cartlidge, Sr., of Kerens and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Taylor of
Allie Mae (Breeding)
Jul 4, 1908 - Jun 22, 1992
Hallie Mae Scott
Hallie Mae Scott, 83, of Kerens, died June 22, 1992, at her
residence in Kerens.
Services will be 2 p. m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Chapel in
Kerens, with the Rev. Van Houser officiating. Burial will be in the
Kerens City Cemetery.
She was a resident of Kerens for 48 years and a graduate of Kerens
High School. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of
Survivors include two sons, Kenneth Kilcrease and Joe Dan Kilcrease,
both of Kerens; one daughter, Lovenia Ann Potter of Rowlett; one
stepdaughter, Patsy Gartman of Frost; two step-sons, Amon Scott, Jr.
of Waco and Benny Scott of Richardson; two brothers, Clifford
Breeding and Landy Breeding, both of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; and
Pallbearers are Danny Kilcrease, Kelly Kilcrease, Wesley Kilcrease,
Greg Harper, Burt Kilcrease, Kenny Kilcrease and Chuck Harper.