Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas


HOME



 

Elma Marguerite (Spurlock) Cooper
Sep 2, 1915 - Aug 15, 1989

Mrs. Elma Cooper of Cedar Creek Lake, and former longtime resident of Corsicana, died Aug. 15, 1989 in Athens.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. riday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Earl d. King and the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born in Temple, Okla., and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trinidad, and a member of Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Glen Cooper of Cedar Creek Lake; one son, Mack Cooper of Corsicana; three grandchildren, Zack, Kent and Heather; two brothers, Hubert "Tiny" Spurlock of Bedford, and Robert Spurlock of Temple, Okla.; one sister, Cannie Goodwin of Temple, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallberers will be Terry King, Will Hashop, Travis Coe, C.A. McCarley, Lee Chiles, and Sonny McCullough.

Notes:


Eula Wright
Apr 28, 1906 - Aug 28, 1989

Mrs. Noah (Eula) Wright, 83, of Corsicana, died Aug. 27, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with John P.
Shero Jr. officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born April 28, 1906 in Corsicana and was a lifelong resident of Corsicana. She was a member of the Church of Christ at Westhill. She was preceded in death by her husband, N.R. Wright, on Nov. 26 1982.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathryn Clayton of DeSoto, Barbara Spencer of Kerens; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, J.T. Rascoe of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Gene McDougald, Don Bowen, Joe Glass, Fred Smith, Denver Wright, Bob Wetsell, Tommy Stringer and David Mahoney.

Honorary pallbearers are Elvin Wright and Erwin Wright.

Notes:


Louis Miller
Feb 9, 1910 - Jul 23, 1970

Miller Service Set Today

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Louis Miller, 59, a former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday night in Chicago.

He had retired recently after association in the operation of the American Bulb Co.

Rabbi Harvey Wessel will officiate and interment will be in Hebrew Cemetery.

Surviving in Corsicana are an uncle, Ben Miller and several cousins; two sisters, Mrs. Jerry Nasits and Miss Pauline Miller of Tyler; and a brother, Joe Miller of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Max Rosenbloom, Jerry Roe, Joe Bell, Tom C. Curtis, Harry Dellar, Isadore Roosth, and Tony Spitzberg.

Notes:


Meyer Edward Franks
Jun 26, 1901 - May 11, 1972

Myer Franks

Funeral services were scheduled for 1 p.m. today at Lloyd James Funeral Home Chapel in Tyler for Myer Franks, 70, who died Thursday in Tyler.

Graveside services were scheduled for 3 p.m. at Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana with Corley Funeral Home officiating.

He was a native of Springfield, Ill. who spent most of his life in Tyler. He was co-manager of Tyler’s K. Wolens Department Store and employe of the store for 47 years. He was a member of Temple Beth El, 32nd degree mason, member of the Tyler Lions Club and Elks B.P.O.E.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Evelyn Franks of Tyler; a son, James Franks of El Paso; a daughter, Mrs. Susan Franks Train of San Antonio; a brother Arthur Franks of Warren, Penn.; two sisters, Mrs. Max Wolens of Corsicana and Mrs. Pete Hartholz of Denison; and three grandchildren.

Notes:


Alice (Zeve) Levy
Aug 15, 1898 - Mar 8, 1973

Mrs. Levy

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Louie Levy, 74, of Corsicana who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Rabbi Ernest Joseph and Rev. Charles Pringle officiated and burial was at Hebrew Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, L. L. Levy of Corsicana, and two nephews, Don A. Flaxman, and Louis Zeve, both of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Herb Silverberg, Lonnie Watson, Bill Graves, Dean Milkes, Max W. Rosenblum, Maurice Rosen, Morris Evans, and Jesse Childers.

Notes:


Hyman Geller
Jun 25, 1883 - Oct 9, 1973

Hyman Geller

Graveside services are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Russia and had lived in Corsicana 20 years.

There are no survivors.

Notes:


Arthur Levi
May 1, 1885 - Jun 11, 1974

A. Levi

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Arthur Levi, 89, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate and burial will be at Hebrew Cemetery.

He was a native of Waxahachie and had lived in Corsicana most of his life. He was a 1903 graduate of Corsicana High School and was the owner and operator of the Levi Market for over 40 years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Ferguson of Miami Lakes, Fla., Mrs. Brooks Allen of Houston, and Mrs. Gid Neal of Sugarland; two sons, Roger Nash of Honolulu, Hawaii and Sam R. Frost of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Estelle Mayer of San Diego, Calif.; and a brother, Albert Levi of Brownwood.

Pallbearers include J. D. Dowd, Fred Jones, E. A. Foster, Jr., Richard Parker, Roger Stewart, Sidney Marks, Ivan Rosenberg, Tom Neal, Gary Swanson, John Allen, and Stanley Lawhon.

Notes:


Callie Cade
Jun 27, 1905 - Jun 4, 1989

Mrs. Callie Cade, 83, of Corsicana, died June 4, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Friday at the Eastside Church of christ, with brother Willie Wilmore officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, Hosie Cade of Corsicana; two daughters, Ada Belle Jackson of Corsicana, and Betty Lou Hicks of Sacramento, Calif.; one son, Jerry Cade of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and one sister, Lula Westbrook of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Willie Bradley, Bobby Bradford, Wilbur Austin and Casper Austin.

Notes:


Thelma Jewell (Cook) Belcher
abt 1937 - Jun 10, 1989

Thelma Jewell Belcher, 52, of Corsicana, died June 10, 1989 at her residence.

Wake service is 6:30 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services are 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church with the Rev. T.A. Turner officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery.

She was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Thelma Jewell Williams of Austin; three grandchildren; her father, R.L. Cook and stepmother, Ruby Cook of Dallas; three brothers, Robert Cook, Horace Cook, and Jerry Cook, all of Dallas; two sisters, Cami Cook and Debra Cook, both of Dallas; one aunt, Lorene Robinson of Corsicana.

Notes:


Raymond McHenry
Feb 1, 1931 - June 15, 1989

Raymond McHenry, 58, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, died June 15, 1989, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Dallas.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. tonight at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

He was a native of Corsicana, and a 1949 graduate of G.W. Jackson High School. He received his M.S. degree in education from Texas Southern University; and his M.Ed. in couseling from East Texas State University and his B.S. degree in education. He had taught school and coached in Houston ISD, Waxahachie ISD, Fort Worth ISD, and Dallas ISD. He held life certificates in counseling, high school and elementary. He was self-employed and was a member of the American Quarter Horse Association and American Paint Horse Association. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Audrie McHenry of Dallas; four daughters, Shirlion Emmitt and Janice Raford, both of Fort Worth, Bridgette Ellette Hill and Ramona Gaye Freeman, both of Dallas; one son, Yan Renate McHenry of Lancaster; 20 grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Alberta Kelly of Corsicana; his twin brother, Waymond McHenry of Corsicana; one sister, Gwendolyn Doris of Los Angeles, Calif.; and three aunts, Mrs. Ernestine Brooks, Mrs. Emma Lewis and Mrs Essie Massengill, all of Corsicana.

Notes:


Jimmie L. Martin
abt 1915 - June 21, 1989

Jimmy L. "Bubba" Martin, 74, of Corsicana, died Wednesday, June 21, 1989, at his resicence.

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Scott Funeral Chapel. The Brother Willie Wilmore will officiate. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Odessa Nealy Christle and Clara Bonner, both of Corsicana; a host of nieces and nephews.

Notes:


James Earl Jones Sr.
Sep 20, 1951 - Jul 4, 1989

James Earl Jones Sr., 37, of Corsicana died July 4, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 6 p.m. Friday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bethel AME Church, with the Rev. Howard Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery.

He was an employee of Amoco Foam Products.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Barbara Jones of Corsicana; one daughter, Ticki Jones of Corsicana; one son, James Earl Jones Jr. of Corsicana; three step-children; two step-grandchldren; mother and step-father, Juanita and William Alford, both of Corsicana; father and step-mother, Sam Jones Jr. and Celister Jones, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Sammie Jones III and the Rev. Larry Jones, both of Corsicana; and seven sisters, Lois Sterling of Fairfield, Joyce Williams of Fort Worth, Jimmie Clayton of Dallas, Mattie J. Cox of Rosser, and Linda Beck, Etta Williams and Eloise Littleton, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Brandon, Maurice Anderson, Mike Weber, James Hines and Mickey Junkins.

Notes:


Theoudist Thomas
abt 1913 - July 9, 1989

Theoudist Thomas, 76, of Corsicana, died July 9, 1989, at MelHaven Convalescent Centery.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Alvin Smith officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in chrge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nuncy Thomas of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Theresa Davis of Colorado Springs, Colo.; one son, Charles Moore of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, R.D. Thomas of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Willie B. Portis of Corsicana.

Notes:


Lizzie (Williams) Woodard
Jun 1, 1898 - Mar 17, 1973

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the scott Funeral Home chapel for Mrs Lizzie Woodard, 74, of Corsicana, who died at her residence Saturday. Rev. R. L. Jones will officiate, and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Son Woodard of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Clarissa Cobbs of Midlothian and Mrs. Billie Wingate of Beaumont; three sons, Frank Woodard of Monford, Calif., J.D. Woodard of Seaside, Calif., and Junius Woodard of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be sons, sons-in-law and grandsons.

Notes:


Ocie "Major" Lewis
Jan 8, 1910 - July 31, 1989

Ocie (Major) Lewis, 79, of Corsicana, died July 31, 1989 at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center in Corsicana.

Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday at East Side Church of Christ with Willie Wilmore officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

He was born Jan. 8, 1910 in Mexia. He was retired from Whiteselle Brick Co. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Willie Mae Lewis of Corsicana; two sons, Freddie Lewis of Dallas, and Willie Lewis of Fort Worth; six daughters, Osie Andrews and Hattie Albert, both of Corsicana, Geraldine Donaldson and Glenda Bluitt both of Dallas, Maggie Young of Fort Worth and Zanell Cain of Tyler; 25 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren; three brothers, David Lewis of Waco, Wilson Lewis of Fort Worth and Freddie Lewis of Corsicana; four sisters, Christene Fillmore, Lucy Payne, Louella Curtis and Dovie Truitt all of Fort Worth; a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:


Dorothy Jean Williams-Story
Apr 26, 1940 - Aug 5, 1989

Dorothy J. Williams Story, 49, of Corsicana, died Aug. 5, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Chapel Church of God in Christ with Elder David Thompson officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include one son, Walter Ray Williams Sr. of Corsicana; her mother, Bernice Dudley of Corsicana; one brother, Carraway Mayfield of Corsicana; and two grandchildren.

Notes:


Velma Jean Robinson-Smallwood
Jan 25, 1933 - May 19, 1989

Velma Jean Smallwood, 56, of Dallas, died May 19, 1989, in Dallas.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at the Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Willie Morris officiating. Burial will be in Birdston Valley Cemetery in Streetman. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Archie Smallwood of Dallas; seven daughters, Florine Morris, Virila Thomas, Virginia Smallwood, Jo Evelyn Smallwood, Michelle Smallwood, Marilyn Smallwood and Barbara Smallwood all of Dallas; six sons, Freddie Robinson, Eddie Robinson, James Robinson and William Smallwood, all of Dallas, Archie Lee Smallwood Jr., and Kenneth Smallwood, both of St. Louis; 37 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; her mother, Freeman Robinson of Dallas; three brothers, Aubrey Robinson of St. Louis, Bob Robinson and James Robinson, both of Dallas; four sisters, Willie Lee Jay of Shreveport, La., Lillian Ford, Eresa Mae Robinson and Margie Jackson, all of Dallas.

Notes:


Isaiah Kelly
Jan 12, 1894 - July 29, 1989

Isaiah "Ike" Kelly, 95, of Corsicana, died July 29, 1989, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Quiet hour will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Burston Valley Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his wife, Ella Kelly of Corsicana; four daughters, Nora B. Fields of Altus, Okla., Mary E. Bailey and Betty J. Calhoun, both of Fort Worth, and Dessie G. Green of Corsicana; two sons, Edward I. Kelly and James E. Kelly, both of Fort Worth; 43 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Fred Polk, Arthur Collins, Labron Walker, Don Irvin, Claude Roberts and William Slaughter.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the church.

Notes:


Walter H. Jones
Jan 4, 1888 - Oct 30, 1970

Walter Jones Dies Friday

Walter H. Jones, veteran of World War I and retired post office employe, died Friday in the Temple VA Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. James Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Annie Laura Jones; one sister, Willie Mae Harrison; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Notes:


Killring Ellison
Jun 18, 1890 or 1892 - May 27, 1976

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Scott Funeral Chapel for Killring Ellison, 85, who died Thursday at the Navarro Co. Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Willis Cox will officiate with burial following at Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include: six daughters, Mrs. Rosie M. Sargert and Mrs. Etta P. Garden both of Dallas, Mrs. Anna K. Johnson of Wichita Falls, Mrs. Nadine L. Stiggers of San Diego, Calif., and Mrs. Fay Wyatt of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son, Willie Jr., of Modesto, Calif.; a sister Mrs. Annie Atkins of Corsicana; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandhcildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be deacons and members of the St. Andrew Lodge No. 112, and Aaron Butcher, Worshipful Master.

Notes:


Hettie (Evans) Hines
abt 1918 - Dec 28, 1990

Hettie Hines, 72, of Corsicana, died Dec. 28, 1990, at Melhaven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at 13th Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. W.D. Hines officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under direction of Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, James T. Hines of Corsicana; two daughters, Erma Bunton and Shelia Dunmore; six sons, James T. Hines Jr., Turner Hines, Bobbie Jo Hines, Tinnis C. Hines, Samuel Hines and Adolphus Hines; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lettie Tankersley.

Sons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bryant and Jessie Ray Jackson.

Notes:

------


Hettie Hines, 72, of Corsicana, died Dec. 28, 1990, at Melhaven Convalescent Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at 13th Avenue Christian Church with the Rev. W.D. Hines officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under direction of Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, James T. Hines of Corsicana; two daughters, Erma Bunton and Shelia Dumnore; six sons, James T. Hines Jr., Turner Hines, Bobbie Jo Hines, Tinnis C. Hines, Samuel Hines and Adolphus Hines; 20 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lettie Tankersley.

Sons will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Charles Bryant and Jessie Ray Jackson.

Notes:

  • The Examiner - Jan 7-31, 1991
  • w/o James T. Hines
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

 


Rufus Mark Jones Jr.
Aug 11, 1895 - Jan 2, 1991

Rufus Mark Jones Jr., 94, of Corsicana, died Jan. 2, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Chaney officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was a retired teacher and owner of R.M. Jones Grocery store for 65 years. He served as deacon, trustee and treasurer of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for many years and was a member of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce and the Corsicana Community center board.

He is survived by one son, Gerald Lobis Jones of Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Mamie Debose of Kilgore; and one brother, Bailey L. Jones of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be William Jones, Otis Jones, Gerald Beal, Roscoe Jones, Claude Earnest Lollie and James Brandon.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons and trustees of Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Notes:


Ozella Fair
Dec 27, 1899 - Dec 14, 1990

Mrs. Ozella Fair, 89, of Corsicana, died Dec. 14, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at First Independent Baptist Church with Bro. Kennedy Young officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery. Scott Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was self-employed as the owner of Fair's Blue Heaven Sandwich Shop, was a member of the First Independent Baptist Church and the Order of Eastern Star, Jerusalem Chapter No. 109. Her husband A.C. Fair, preceded her in death.

Survivors included three cousins, Clayton Johnson of Oklahoma, Juanita Anderson of Palestine, Texas, and Wayland Johnson of Jacksonville, Texas; and a host of friends.

Deacons of the church and friends of the family served as pallbearers.

Notes:


Loistene (Evans) Johnson
Aug 23, 1958 - Dec 13, 1990

Loistene Johnson, 32, of Corsicana, died Dec. 13, 1990, at her residence.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Renfro Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Jesse Williams officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Willie B. Johnson of Athens; one daughter, Katrina Johnson of Athens; two sons, Tyrone Johnson and Sedric Johnson, both of Athens; her parents, Paul Lawrence Evans and Barbara Jean Evans, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Rickey W. Evans, James Earl Evans and Anthony Evans, all of (missing the remainder of the obituary).

Notes:

  • The Examiner - Jan 7-31, 1991
  • w/o Willie B. Johnson - d/o Paul Lawrence Evans and Barbara Jean (Elie) Evans
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lorene Ray
Sep 27, 1901 - Dec 18, 1990

Lorene Ray, 91, of Corsicana, died Dec. 18, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 11 a.m. Saturday at Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. T.A. Turner officiating. Burial was in Woodland Cemetery under direction of Scott Funeral Home.

Survivors included one daughter, Gladys Bennett of Corsicana.

Deacons of the church served as pallbearers.

Notes:


Ima Jean (Turns) Kattner
July 28, 1926 - July 26, 2014

Jean Kattner, 87, of Copperas Cove passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 in Copperas Cove.

Jean was born July 28, 1926 to the late Vivian and Minnie Stokes Turns in Corsicana, Texas. She graduated from Emhouse High School in 1943.
Jean married Richard C.H. Kattner on Nov. 10, 1946 in Corsicana. Jean was very involved with the American Legion Auxiliary in the State of Texas. She began her volunteer work with the Auxiliary in 1978. She was the Unit President Post 582, Past 2nd Division President, 11th District President as well as various other positions within the Division and District levels. She was a volunteer VA representative for the Department of Texas at the Temple VA Hospital for a number of years. In October of 2014, the American Legion Auxiliary Convention will honor her by dedicating the convention to her, for her years of service. Jean was also involved with the Coryell County Family Outreach Program when it was first established in Copperas Cove and with the Friends of the Library.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 2010 and a grandson, Sean M. Kattner in 2012.

Jean is survived by her sons, Richard M. Kattner and David Kattner and wife, Vicki; brother, Earl W. Turns and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Jennifer Mucci and Cristine Jones and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at Hillside Ministries, 2602 South FM 116 in Copperas Cove. Burial will follow at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Killeen at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001.

Arrangements by Scott's Funeral Home of Copperas Cove.

Notes:


Anna Pearl (Cyrus) McBride
abt 1945 - July 29, 2014

Anna Pearl Cyrus McBride, 69, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 29, 2014. Visitation will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Graveside rites will be 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2015 at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman with Bro. Sammie Smith as eulogist. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in charge of arrangements.

Notes:


Ruth Elizabeth (Lacy) Cordell
Mar 6, 1924 - Aug 6, 2014

Ruth E. Cordell, 90, of Corsicana passed away at her residence Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014. Graveside services are planned for 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at the Buffalo Cemetery in Buffalo, Texas with Pastor Joy Richards officiating. Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:


Garry Lee Sparks Sr.
abt 1948 - July 20, 2014

Garry Lee Sparks Sr., 66, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kenneth Terrell officiating. A visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 from 12 to 1 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


Maurice Anderson
abt 1958 - July 27, 2014

Maurice Anderson, 56, of Corsciana passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation is 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at Scott Funeral Home. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at St. Andrews United Methodist Church, with Rev. Doyle Allen officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

Notes:


Dorothy Gregg
abt 1961 - July 27, 2014

Dorothy Gregg, 53, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at St. John Baptist Church located at 200 T. A. Carroll Avenue with Pastor Charles Kelly officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:


Lucille Moore
abt 1954 - July 26, 2014

Lucille Moore, 60, of Dallas, formerly of Dawson, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at her residence in Dallas. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church with Rev. Henry Davis officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:


Jose Demetrio Corona
Dec 22, 1933 - July 31, 2014

Jose Demetrio Corona, 80, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014. Rosary service will be 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


Preston McDonald
abt 1929 - Aug 2, 2014

Preston McDonald, 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 in Dallas. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson and Rev. Jessie Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals in charge of arrangements.

Notes:


Charles Harl Williams
Mar 8, 1931 - Aug 8, 2014

Charles H. Williams, 83, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 at Tri-Sun Care Center. Visitation with the family is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas. Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
 

Notes:

-------------------

Mr. Charles Harl Williams was born on March 8, 1931 in Rockdale, and passed away in Corsicana on Aug. 8, 2014. During his life, he served in the U.S. Air Force, obtained his degree in electrical engineering and raised three children while living in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Texas.

Charles “Papa” and “Grandpa Tex” Williams never had a Facebook. He said he much preferred to sit in his armchair and look at his beautiful wife Anna Williams’ face. They met while square dancing and enjoyed 64 years of marriage. He taught his family the value of loyalty and hard work. After he retired in the late 90’s, he continued to work as a night security guard at Russell Stover’s candy factory for the next 15 years. He created a safe and positive space for his children and grandchildren to grow and could always make them laugh with his stories and expressions. We are forever grateful.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harl and Bernice Williams of Eastland; and a brother, Paul Williams.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Carroll Williams of Corsicana; his children, Michael Williams of Leesburg, Florida, Douglas Williams and wife Michelle of Severna Park, Maryland, and Sharon Bugg and husband Eric of Corsicana; his siblings, Eloise Wood and husband Alvin of Fort Worth, Joyce Thompson and husband Ron of Fort Worth, Nancy Franklin of Odessa, Elton Williams and wife Becky of Stanton, along with five grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at the Corley Funeral Home chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Williams, Doug Williams, David Wood, Tony Franklin, Eric Franklin, and Eric Bugg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either The American Cancer Society or The Salvation Army in his memory.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Charles Harl Williams obituary.

Notes:

  • h/o Anna Mae (Carroll) Williams; s/o Harl & Bernice Williams
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Peggy Joyce (Greer) Holley
Nov 26, 1934 - July 30, 2014

Peggy Holley, 79, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 30, 2014. She was born Nov. 26, 1934 to Roy and Minnie Greer in Barry. She was a seamstress and retired from Haggar Slacks. She also was a very good quilter and was in many quilting magazines for her quilting work. She enjoyed gardening, painting and fishing. She was a very active person.

She is preceded in death by her husband Everett Holley in March 2014; parents Roy and Minnie Greer, brothers James Greer and Jimmy Greer.

She leaves behind two sons, Lynn Thomas; Danny Thomas and fiancé Cary Phillips; granddaughters, Lindsey Thomas and Kalyn Avery; grandson, Jason Thomas; great-granddaughters Peyton, Sierra and Sadie Thomas; and great-grandson Jaxon Avery.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jason Thomas, Chris Greer, David Greer, Billy Hobbs, Vernon Colbert, and Johnny Spain.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


Myrtle Alma (Woods) Butler
Mar 23, 1895 - Aug 1, 1973

Mrs. Butler

Services for Mrs. Myrtle Butler, 78, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Purdon. Burial was in Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, six grandchildren and one sister.

Notes:



Mrs. Butler

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church in Purdon for Mrs. Myrtle Butler, 78, of Purdon who died Wednesday at Fort Worth. Rev. Jon Moore will officiate, with burial to follow at Younger Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, six grandchildren and a sister.

Pallbearers include W. H. Tipton, Thurman Johnson, Howell French, Autry French, T. E. Hudson, and James Cohagan.

Honorary pallbearers include W. H. McGraw, Louis Owen, Sam Burnight, C. E. Thompson and Albert Bittner.

Notes:


Belle (Morgan) Clines
Jul 5, 1905 - Jan 29, 1974

Mrs. Clines

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Belle Clines, 69, resident of Waco, who died Tuesday in Waco, Martin ARni will officiate, and burial will be at Younger Cemetery.

She was born in Navarro County and lived in Waco for the past six years.

Survivors include her husband, J. G. Clines of Waco; a son, James Albert Clines of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Maudie Childs of Marlin; two brothers, T. H. Morgan of Tyler and Jack Morgan of Durant, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:


Erley Ervin “Bud” Breedlove
Jun 5, 1907 - May 31, 1974

E. E. Breedlove

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for E. E. (Bud) Breedlove, 66, owner of Bud’s Barber Shop here, who died Friday night in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Frank Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

A native of Alabama, the barber had been a Corsicana resident 45 years.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana; one daught3er, Mrs. Robert Newland of Fort Worth; two granddaughters and one great-grandson; four sisters, Mrs. Andrew Brooks of Silver City, Mrs. Reubin Crawford of Dawson, Mrs. A. R. French of Corsicana and Mrs. Harry Quinn of Houston; one brother, G. L. Breedlove of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 2, 1974
  • h/o Estella (Smith) Breedlove married Dec. 23, 1928; s/o George Washington Breedlove & Bevie Ida (Hubbard) Breedlove
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Andrew Joseph McCown, Jr.
Aug 6, 1953 - Apr 27, 1975

A. J. McCown Jr.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Andrew Joseph McCown Jr., 21, of Texas City, who died Sunday in Galveston. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery near Dawson.

A native of Dallas, he was a former resident of Liberal, Kans.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kay McCown of Texas City; one son, Andy Joe McCown of Texas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McCown, Sr. of Lancaster; four sisters, Mrs. Alma Folsom of La Marque, Mrs. Lois Shelton of Lancaster, Miss Teresa McCown of Lancaster, and Mrs. Peggy Weissinger of Liberal, Kans.; and three brothers, Gary McCown of Dallas and Robert McCown and Bobby McCown both of Lancaster.

Notes:



A. J. McCown Jr.

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Andrew Joseph McCown, Jr., 21, resident of Texas City, who died Sunday in Galveston.

Rev. F. E. Baughman was to officiate with burial following at Younger Cemetery in Dawson.

Survivors include his widow, a son, his parents, four sisters, and three brothers.

Notes:


Betty (Stell) Sullivan
Feb 27, 1925 - Aug 3, 2014

Betty Stell Sullivan, of Austin and formerly of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014 at South Austin Medical Center in Austin. She was a native of Corsicana and a daughter of Ralph and Kathleen Stell. She studied public school music at Texas Women's University. When she graduated from TWU in June of 1946, she received a Bachelor of Science Degree and was employed by the Corsicana Public School System where she taught at Travis Elementary School.

In 1947 she married Bruce Sullivan in the Corsicana Third Avenue Presbyterian Church. They moved to Kingsville, Texas where he was employed with Humble Oil & Refining Company (now Exxon Corp.). They had assignments in and lived in a number of locations in Texas, Louisiana, and California. In several of these locations she was a member of the Presbyterian Church choirs and served as a Sunday school teacher. In Overton and Gladewater, Texas she served as the church organists. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana, Texas.

They were living in Houston in 1983 when they retired. At that time they returned to live in Corsicana and later moved to Austin, Texas.

She is survived by her husband of more than 60 years, Bruce Sullivan of Austin; daughter and her husband, Kathleen Sullivan and Gaylon Yancy of Austin; son, Dr. Bruce Sullivan and wife Melissa Marcus of Flagstaff, Arizona; brother's wife, Kathy Stell of Kensington, Maryland; sisters-in-law, Margaret Sullivan Wilborn of Houston, Louise Sullivan and husband Jim Yancey of Dallas and Mary Irene Winniford of Dallas; brother-in-law and his wife, Dr. George and Mary Morgan Sullivan of Fort Worth; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8,
2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. John Conley officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Notes:


Jose A. Ruiz
Oct 1, 1934 - Aug 7, 2014
 

Jose A. Ruiz passed away at the Twilight Nursing Home on Thursday evening, Aug. 7, 2014. He was born Oct. 1, 1934 in Donna, Texas to Aurelie Ruiz and Olivia Cisneros.

Joe was born and raised in The Valley in south Texas. He moved to Corsicana in 1957. In 1965 he moved to San Diego and then in 1991 he moved back to Corsicana. He worked in construction work most all of his life.

He is survived by his brothers, Gilbert Ruiz of Corsicana, Mike Ruiz of Corsicana, Ray Ruiz of Corsicana, Tony Ruiz of Corsicana, Frank Ruiz of San Diego, California, Lorenzo Ruiz of Los Angeles, California and Longino Ruiz of El Paso. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Eleseo Aldepe officiating. Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


Sammie David Ivie
Jun 7, 1942 - Aug 1, 2014

Mr. David Ivie, 72, of Purdon passed away on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, at Twilight Health and Rehabilitation Center in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Leonard Ward officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Notes:

------------

Sammy David Ivie, 72, a lifelong resident of the Purdon community, died August 1, 2014. He was born on June 7, 1942 to Wilburn David and Vera Louise Ivie.

Mr. Ivie is survived by his daughter Gala Huckaby and husband Steve, grandchildren Jason McCrory and wife Beth, Travis Huckaby and Tyler Huckaby, all of Purdon. Mr. Ivie is also survived by his brother Wayne, his wife Susie and their family, and by numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

Visitation with the family will be from 6-7 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, August 4, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Leonard Ward officiating. Pallbearers will be Bo Ivie, John Ivie, Mike Ivie, Burt Maddox, Les Thompson, and Brad Fritz. Honorary pallbearers are Dicky Phillips and Charlie Lundy. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Notes:


Carolyn Ann (Adams) Brackeen
Aug 6, 1943 - Aug 5, 2014

Carolyn Ann (Adams) Brackeen, of Retreat, passed away at her residence on Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014 with her family at her side, one day before her 71st birthday. She was born on Friday, Aug. 6, 1943 in Corsicana to Doug Adams and Mavis McCulloch Adams. Following high school she attended cosmetology school in Dallas. She married Bill Brackeen on Jan. 19, 1963 in Corsicana at the 11th Avenue Methodist Church. Carolyn was a homemaker, taking care of the home and her family was what she took pride in. She enjoyed monthly trips to Canton to look for antiques to decorate the home. She was a member of the Pentecostal Church.

Carolyn is preceded in death by her father, Doug Adams and birth mother Mavis Adams.

She is survived by her husband of 51-plus years, Bill Brackeen of Corsicana; her mother who raised her, Evelyn Adams of Orange, Texas; children, Timothy Allan Brackeen, Jana Renee Duke and husband Chester, James Steven Brackeen and Billy Douglas Brackeen and wife Tisha, all of Corsicana. She is also survived by grandchildren Kristy and Bree Warren, Katie and Alvaro Cisneros, Kinner Reeves, Kirstie Barton, Cole Barton, Savannah Brackeen, Timothy Brackeen, Tomie Brackeen, Erica and Josh Perry; great-grandchildren Brayden Fira, Sophie Fugate, Carter, Ava and Rylan Cisneros and J.B. Perry; two sisters, Deborah (Adams) Masters and husband Paul and Darlene (Adams) Johnson and husband Greg, both from Orange; and four nieces April, Stormi, Jaycee and Ragen. She is also survived by close friends Dwight and Jan Farmer and Johnny and Kimberly Vaughan.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be held at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 with Rev. Gary Stone officiating. Those serving as pallbearers will be Bill Brackeen, Chester Duke, Tim Brackeen, Cole Barton, Billy Douglas Brackeen and Dwight Farmer. Honorary pallbearer will be James Steven Brackeen.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


Nannie Bufa (Hawkins) Pritchett
Aug 9, 1898 - Aug 23, 1975

Mrs. Pritchett

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bufa Pritchett, 77, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Denver, Colo.

Burial will be at Rice Cemetery.

She was a native of Rice, retired school teacher who taught at Lee School in Corsicana, and was a member of the First Methodist Church in Corsicana where she taught Sunday School.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. S. Pearson of Denver, Colo.; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

-----

Mrs. Pritchett

Funeral services for Mrs. Bufa Pritchett, 77, retired Corsicana school teacher who died Saturday in Denver, Colo., were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Peyton Goodman and Rev. Lynn Tusha officiated. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers were William Lee Holman, C. M. Gillespie, Sr., R. A. Armistead, Tom Eady, J. C. Thompson and J. W. Allen.

Surviving are a daughter, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

-----

Lee establishes memorial to Mrs. Bufa Pritchett

A Memorial library collection is being established at the Robert E. Lee Elementary School in memory of Mrs. Bufa Pritchett, who died Saturday in Denver, Colo.

Mrs. Pritchett taught first grade at the school for 20 years.

Ernestine Floyd, first grade teacher said anyone wishing to donate a book to the school in Mrs. Pritchett’s name should contact her or Principal Johnny Thompson at the school.

Notes:


Edgar Jewell Womack
Mar 19, 1896 - Jan 7, 1975

E. J. Womack

Private graveside services were held at 2 p.m. today at the Rice Cemetery in Rice for Edgar J. Womack, 78, resident of Corsicana, and owner of the Womack Peach Orchard, who died Tuesday afternoon at Memorial Hospital. Jim Lee officiated. Arrangements were with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lelva Curington Womack of Corsicana; a son, John E. Womack of Denison; a daughter, Mrs. Joe E. Murphy of San Antonio; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

He was a veteran of World War 1 serving with the Oklahoma-Texas 90th Division, a hospital corpsman, and fought in battles at St. Michaels and Meuse-Argonne in 1918. He was in the clothing business in Corsicana with the Womack Brothers from 1921-1932, and was a field supervisor of Farm Credit Administration from 1935-47. He went into the peach business in 1932. He and his wife were married 54 years.

Notes:


Maude Muellen (Pollan) Bounds
Feb 19, 1896 - Oct 03, 1975

Mrs. Bounds

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maude P. Bounds, 79, resident of Rice, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Glenn Jones will officiate, and burial will be at Rice Cemetery.

She was a lifelong resident of Rice, superintendent of schools at Rice, and taught in Kerens and Waxahachie.

She was also a member of the Pan American Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, Kinsloe House, and Retired Teachers Association.

Her husband, R. E. Bounds preceded her in death March 26, 1968.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ruella Reynolds of Rice; a granddaughter, Mrs. Leigh Ann Fitch, of Charleston, S. C.; a grandson, Mark Reynolds of Rice; a brother, Jess Pollan of Rice and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:


Annie Mae (Ethridge) McCoy
Sep 7, 1897 - Aug 2, 1975

Mrs. McCoy

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Rice Baptist Church for Mrs. Annie Mae McCoy, 77, Rice who died Saturday in Dawson. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers. Rev. Ode Meaders will officiate. Corley Funeral Home will conduct services.

She had been a resident of Rice for 47 years.

Surviving are two sons, Leonard McCoy and Jewell McCoy, both of Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Flossie Atchley of Dawson; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Lillian Rocky of Duncanville.

Notes:


Oliver Mack McCoy
Oct 22, 1888 - Jun 10, 1971

McCoy

Funeral services for Oliver McCoy, 82, of Rice will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rice Baptist Church. Rev. Randall McCollum will officiate with burial in Rice Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

A retired farmer, he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Oliver McCoy of Rice; two sons, Leonard and Jewel McCoy, both of Ennis; one daughter, Mrs. Calvin Atchley of Dawson; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim McCoy of Texas and Tom McCoy of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and grandnephews.

Notes:


Additional obit

Kathryn Haden
Nov 7, 1904 - Nov 9, 1975

Miss Haden

Pallbearers in the funeral of Miss Kathryn Haden held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the Corley Chapel were Charles Hooser, Haden Vandiver, Gary Peninger, George Wilder, Bill Brasher, Tom Hooser, and Joel M. Haden.

Notes:


John Wesley Minefee
Feb 4, 1913 - Dec 15, 1963

John W. Minefee Rites Monday

John W. Minefee, 50, native of Blooming Grove, Route 1, Purdon (Raleigh) died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Fairview (Raleigh) Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. O. L. McCollum, pastor of Fairview.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; two sons, Johnny and Donnie Minefee, both of Purdon, Route 1; five daughters, Mrs. Marie Farmer, Fort Worth; Mrs. Dorothy Grounds, Austin; Mrs. Jane Graves, Eureka; Mrs. Patsy Hanson, Michigan; and Linda Minefee, Purdon; six grandchildren; five brothers, Clinton Minefee, Houston; Paul Minefee, Arizona; Joe Minefee, Corsicana; Jesse and Bill Minefee, both of El Paso; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Rawlings, Frost; Mrs. Pearl Bentley, Friona; and Mrs. Dora Catherine Hollingsworth, Irving; parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Minefee, Frost and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harvey Hollingsworth, Bud Rawlings, Dean Melton, Ralph Putman, Riley Shipman and J. W. Tune.

Griffin directed.

Notes:


Lila Jane (Summa) McAfee
Aug 8, 1909 - Jan 4, 1991

Lila Jane Summa McAfee, 81, of Wilmer, died Jan. 4, 1991, at her residence.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Richland Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include four sisters, Tressie Keith and Thelma Steelman, both of Corsicana, Gloria Faulkner of Wilson, Okla.; and Dollie Roberts of Lancaster; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:


Dovie (McMillon) Thomas
Nov 25, 1906 - Aug 1, 1989

Dovie Thomas, 82, of Corsicana, died Aug. 1, 1989 at the Twilight Nursing Home.

Graveside service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Frost Cemetery with James T. Davis and Bro. Paul Thompson officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The funeral procession will leave at 1:30 p.m. from Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 25, 1906 in Avalon. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church. She was born in Ellis County and moved to Navarro County at an early age.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Thomas, in 1966.

Surviviors include one son and daughter-in-law, Roy and Pauline Thomas of Barry; three daughters and one son-in-law, Lorene Sykes and Betty Honea, both of Corsicana, and Francis and Pete Kendall of Purdon; one brother, Whit McMillion of Grand Saline; two sisters, Etta Galtz of Minnesota, and Tempus Miller of McQueeny, Tex.; one sister-in-law, Nettie Thomas of Arlington; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; and number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home.

Notes:


Hester Dalton Bateman
Feb 29, 1904 - Jul 19, 1976

Hester Bateman

KERENS—Services were to be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home here for Hester Bateman, 72, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Albert Brown will officiate with burial following at the Kerens City Cemetery.

A resident of Kerens for 42 years, Bateman was retired after working for Brown and Root and Lone Star Gas. He was a member of the Kerens Church of Christ.

Survivors include his widow, of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Detick of Kerens and Mrs. Gloria Garron of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. N. H. Thompson of Kerens, Mrs. Lee Elston of Kemp and Mrs. Mamie Tankursley of Dallas; one brother, Exie Bateman of Garland and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Clark Jernigon, Cliff Curington, Lee Elston, Bin Hillhouse, Billy Ray Brown and Chester Tramel.

Notes:


Etta Mae (Farris) Morris-May
Sep 10, 1899 - Apr 28, 1977

Mrs. May

KERENS—Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. in the First Methodist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Dewey May, 77, resident of Kerens, who died Thursday in Corsicana.

The Rev. Glen Jones will officiate with burial to be in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Glen T. May of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Dreka Rohde of Houston, Mrs. Letta Fort of Houston, and Mrs. Bonnie Ingram of Dallas; four brothers, Willie Ferris of Dallas, Lee Ferris of Dallas, Raynold Ferris of Dallas, and Aalon Ferris of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Mary Moore of Kerens, Mrs. Luda May of Kerens, Mrs. Avie King of LaMesa, and Mrs. Faye Piper of Houston; nine grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens will direct.

Notes:


James Boyd Hale
Jan 15, 1913 - Jan 15, 1977

J. B. Hale

KERENS—Services for James Boyd Hale, 64, a former Kerens resident, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Paschal Funeral Home. The Rev. Van Houser will officiate, with burial in Kerens City Cemetery.

Hale, a World War II veteran and native of Ferris, died in Dallas, where he had lived for a number of years.

Survivors include one son, Mike Hale of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Jennifer Crowsey of Killeen and Mrs. Pam Charland and Miss Linda Hale, both of Dallas; three brothers, Robert Hale of Ferris, Grady Hale of Beaumont, and Henry Hale of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Goines and Mrs. Helen Henderson, both of Kerens, and two grandchildren.

Notes:


Leese (Gibson) Inmon
Feb 1, 1907 - Sep 15, 1977

Mrs. Inmon

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Leese Inmon, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Kerens Cemetery.

She was a native of Streetman, lived in Corsicana 18 years.

Survivors include two brothers, Doyle Gibson of Cedar Hill and Joel Gibson of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Dora Oliver of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 15, 1977
  • w/o William Horace Inmon, Sr. buried in Long Prairie cemetery; d/o Russell Alexander Gibson & Mary Ella (Oliver) Gibson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Leo Vincent "Cement Man" Bryant
abt 1957 - Aug 9, 2014

Leo Vincent Bryant - “Cement Man” - 57, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014 at the Baylor Health Care Center in Dallas.
Visitation is 1 to 3:30 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel and 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Johnson Memorial COGIC. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church located at 5301 West Hwy 31 with Pastor Joseph Johnson, Sr. as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:


Vechel Alex Reese
Jan 27, 1907 - Nov 27, 1974

V. A. Reese

KERENS—Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Vechel A. Reese, 67, a resident of Athens, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital in Athens.

Albert F. Brown, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

He was born in Powell, lived six years in Athens, and was a metal lock engineer.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dela Mae Reese of Rt. R Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Janett Sweeney of Kilgore; and a granddaughter, Karla Sweeney of Kilgore.

Pallbearers include Billy Perryman, Tommy Perryman, Richard Reese, Marvin Henderson, Wayne Morris, William Morris, Newt Stovall, and Robert Callahan.

Notes:


Clinton Phezell “Clint” Floyd, Jr.
May 17, 1935 - Jun 5, 1975

Clint Floyd

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Trinidad for Clint Floyd, 40, resident of Trinidad who died yesterday in Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Rev. Floyd Loven of Trinidad will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

He was a graduate of Kerens High School, a resident of Trinidad 15 years, an employe of Texas Power and Light Co., and served on the Trinidad Independent School District as a trustee.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Robbie Floyd of Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie Cheatwood of Trinidad and Miss Stacy Floyd of Trinidad; his mother, Mrs. Carolyn Floyd of Dallas; and a brother, Jimmie Floyd of Dallas.

Pallbearers include Harold Colvin, Ottis Spurlock, Jim Bob Ivy, Billy Shelton, R. A. Bain, Bob Stolusky, Jack Tart, and Larry Estes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 6, 1975
  • Grad. Kerens High School h/o Robbie Nell (Parker) Floyd; s/o Clinton Phezell Floyd, Sr. and Charlotte Carolyn (Day) Floyd
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dela Mae (Morris) Reese
Jan 6, 1911 - Oct 3, 1991

(No. 3010)
Notice of Application for Letters—Guardianship.
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
To the Sheriff or any Constable of Navarro County—GREETING;
YOU ARE HEREBY COMMANDED to cause the folling notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation which has been continuously and regularly published for a period of not less than one year preceding the date of the notice in the County of Navarro, State of Texas, and you shall cause said notice to be printed at least once each week for the period of ten days exclusive of the first day of publication before the return day hereof:

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR LETTERS—GUARDIANSHIP
THE STATE OF TEXAS
To all persons interested in the welfare of Margaret Emily Morris, Marshall Barnett Morris, Dela Mae Morris, Phillip Wayne Morris and William Glen Morris, W. T. Stockton has filed in the County Court of Navarro county, an application for Letters of Guardianship of the said Margaret Emily Morris, Marshall Barnett Morris, Dela Mae Morris, Philip Wayne Morris, and William Glen Morris, minors, which will be heard at the next Term of said Court, commencing the First Monday in January A. D. 1920, at the Court House thereof; in the city of Corsicana, Texas at which time all persons interested in the welfare of such minors may appear and contest such application should they desire to do so.

HEREIN FAIL NOT, But have you then and there before said Court this Writ, with your return thereon endorsed, showing how you have executed the same.

Given under my hand and the seal of said Court, at office in Corsicana, Texas, this Dec. 16th, A. D. 1920.
C. M. Thornell,
Clerk County Court Navarro, County, Texas
By L. E. HERVY, Deputy. (Seal)

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 31, 1920
  • Kerens City Cemetery
  • w/o Vechel Alex Reese married Dec. 20, 1929 d/o L. M. Morris died 1920 and Rozetta (Cuthbertson) Morris died 1915 both buried at Bazette Cemetery (W. T. Stockton is William Thomas Stockton; s/o Rosa Elmira (Cuthbertson) Stockton buried in Kerens cemetery also)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Irene (Mahoney) Stockton
Feb 17, 1883 - Dec 14, 1963

Mrs. Stockton Of Kerens Dies

KERENS, Dec. 16 (Spl)—Mrs. Irene Stockton, life-long resident of Navarro county died in Memorial Hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor.

Native of Eureka, Mrs. Stockton, the widow of the late W. T. Stockton, Kerens bank president and prominent East Navarro county resident, was a member of the First Baptist church. She had resided in Kerens most of her life.

Surviving are a brother, E. M. Mahoney, Crockett; a sister, Mrs. Ben F. Stroder, Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. L. Bain, Jr.; T. L. Whorton, Jr.; Hobart Hilliard, A. B. Massey, Tom B. Washburn and Ben R. Cherry.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


Dora Thelma (Reese) McQuary
Feb 3, 1909 - Apr 1, 1975

Mrs. McQuary

KERENS—Services are set for Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Thelma McQuary, 66, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital in Athens. The Rev. Grover C. Bishop will officiate, and burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. McQuary was a resident of Caney City and a member of Central Baptist Church in Athens.

She is survived by her husband James Fred McQuary of Caney City; two sons, J.T. McQuary of Toledo, Ohio and Royce McQuary of Fremont, Ohio; one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Deen of Jefferson, Tex.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:


Janice (Ridenour) Doyle
June 12, 1937 - Aug 14, 2014
 

Janice Ridenour Doyle, 77, passed away Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014. She was a resident of Colorado Springs for just over a year and was formerly a resident of Corsicana, Texas. She was a nurse.

Janice was born on June 12, 1937, to Fred O. Ridenour and Geneva (Pace) Ridenour in Wichita Falls, Texas. She was married to Lenford Reynolds on Nov. 25, 1958. They had three daughters together, Lynne, Jean, and Rebecca, and were married for 23 years.

Janice was fond of reading and always had at least one book that she was reading all the time. She also enjoyed her dogs and was very devoted to them. She was a member of the American Medical Technologists and the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended Navarro Junior College and received her training in Medical Technology.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Geneva Ridenour, and her cousins, Bobby, Gene, and La Rue.

She is survived by her daughters: Lynne (Greg), Jean (Wayne), and Rebecca (Clayton); her grandchildren: Sarah (Eric), Kevin, Karen, Lauren, Sean, Dylan, Meghan; her cousin, Elaine, and other numerous cousins.

A celebration of life will be held at Faith Presbyterian Church, 1529 N.
Circle Drive in Colorado Springs on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 2 p.m., with a reception to follow. There will be a graveside service in Corsicana, Texas, at a later date to be determined.

Memorials in Janice's name may be made to the Pikes Peak Humane Society of Colorado Springs, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80905.

Notes:

-----

Janice Ridenour Doyle, 77, passed away Aug. 14, 2014. She was a resident of Colorado Springs for just over a year and was formerly a resident of Corsicana, Texas. She was a nurse, and worked at Family Clinic for many years.
She was born on June 12, 1937 to Fred O. and Geneva Pace Ridenour in Wichita Falls, Texas. Her parents owned Ridenour Piano and Organ Company for many years in Corsicana. She was married to Lenford Reynolds on Nov. 25, 1958. They had three daughters together, Lynne, Jean, and Rebecca and were married for 23 years.
She was fond of reading and always had at least one book that she was reading all the time. She also enjoyed her dogs and was very devoted to them. She was a member of the American Medical Technologists and the Order of the Eastern Star. She attended Navarro Junior College and received her training in Medical Technology.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Geneva Ridenour, and cousins, Bobby, Gene, and La Rue.
She is survived by her daughters, Lynne and husband Greg, Jean and husband Wayne, and Rebecca and husband Clayton; her grandchildren, Sarah and husband Eric, Keven, Karen, Lauren, Sean, Dylan, and Meghan; her cousin, Elaine and other numerous cousins.
A celebration of life service was held at Faith Presbyterian Church on Aug. 23, 2014.
Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 2 p.m. to bury her cremated remains next to her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made in Janice’s name to the Pikes Peak Humane Society of Colorado Springs, 610 Abbot Lane, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80905.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 21, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Lenford Lane Reynolds and Ricky L. Doyle; d/o Fred Oscar Ridenour & Geneva Isabell (Pace) Ridenour

Ruth (Friedman) Joseph
Oct 17, 1904 - Jul 1, 1974

Mrs. Joseph

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ruth Joseph, 69, who died Monday in Dallas. Rabbi Ernest Joseph of Temple Beth-El in Corsicana was to conduct the services for his mother.

A native of Halle-ss, Germany, she had lived in Dallas since 1947. She was a retired music teacher.

She is survived by one son, Rabbi Joseph, and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Max Rosenblum, Dean Milkes, Raymond Goldman, Morris Evans, Dave Romanik, and Melville Samuels.

Honorary pallbearers were to be Gabe Goldberg, Sidney Marks, Louis Wolens, and Max Wolens.

Notes:


Ben Miller
Oct 24, 1882 - Oct 26, 1976

Ben Miller

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Hebrew Cemetery in Corsican for Ben Miller, longtime resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at Pauline Convalescent Home. Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate.

He was a fruit farmer.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jennie Miller of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Notes:


Henry Isaac Fox
Jul 29, 1896 - Oct 19, 1977

Henry Fox

Graveside services were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana for Henry I. Fox, resident of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Dallas. Rabbi Gerald J. Klein officiated. Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include a brother, Rudolph Fox of Dallas and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Beatrice Fox of Dallas.

Memorials can be made to favorite charities.

Notes:


Leo Alexander Fox
Dec 26, 1892 - Apr 2, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LEO FOX HELD TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Leo Alexander Fox, 41, native of Corsicana but resident of Dallas for 15 years, who died in Dallas Monday afternoon, were held at the Hebrew cemetery here Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock where interment was made. Dr. David Lefkowitz of Dallas conducted the rites.

He had been connected with the Magnolia Petroleum company for a number of years.

Surviving are his father, Morris A. Fox and two brothers, Rudolph and Henry Fox, all of Dallas.

Pallbearers were S. A. Young, Jr., W. R. Mitchell, L. F. Walker, N. E. Jenkins, W. E. Nelton and J. R. Cobb.

The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements here.

Notes:


Tillie A. (Weiss) Fox
Dec. 30, 1870 - May 30, 1915

THE SICK AND CRIPPLED

Mrs. Morris Fox is again reported quite sick.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 25, 1915 - Submitted by Diane Richards

THE SICK AND CONVALESCENT

Mrs. Morris Fox is still very sick.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 27, 1915 - Submitted by Diane Richards

A great deal of sympathy goes out to Mr. Morris Fox and family over their recent bereavement. The father and sons will continue their housekeeping with the aid of a very faithful servant.

Notes:



Eldeania (Smith) Henderson
June 17, 1941 - Aug 17, 2014

Eldeania Henderson, 73, of Frost, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 in Hillsboro.
She was born June 17, 1941, in Coffeyville, Kansas to J.B. Smith and Gladys Mertens Smith. She enjoyed to sew clothing for her grandchildren, and also enjoyed making crafts.
She is preceded in death by her parents, J.B. Smith and Gladys Robbins; and daughters, Teresa McClanahan and Orvillen McClanahan.
Survivors include her husband of 32 years, Bobby Henderson of Frost; one daughter, Robin A. McClanahan of Frost; four grandchildren, Orleena McClanahan Cross and husband Andrew of Brandon, Gina Rodriguez of Whitney, Rachael Rodriguez Gringer and husband Joseph of Hillsboro and Phillip Rodriguez Jr. She is also survived by seven great grandchildren.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Grady Cashion.
Pallbearers will be Joseph Gringer, Andrew Cross, Kevin Brinson and Johnny Lawrence.
Memorials can be made to American Cancer Society at Navarro Unit 200 N. 13th St. Suite 102 Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Notes:


Troy Dale Allison
Mar 8, 1924 - Aug 15, 2014

Troy Allison, formerly of Corsicana, passed away in The Woodlands on Friday afternoon, Aug. 15, 2014 with his family at his side at the age of 90. Troy Dale Allison was born in Blooming Grove on March 8, 1924 to Harry E. Allison and Molly Lillian Berry Allison. He went home to be with Jesus Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at age 90. Troy attended the Corsicana State Home until he entered the Army at age 17. He served in the 90th Division Infantry and fought in major battles of World War II, The Normandy Invasion, and Battle of the Bulge. They were called the “Tough Hombres” Texas and Oklahoma. He also returned to serve in the Korean War. He is a recipient of the Bronze Star for Bravery.

Troy is the loving father of Tommy, Troy James and Barbara and her husband Ron; the granddad of Jessica and husband Ricky, Bethany, Micah and Tillie; his great-grand children are Machala, Ricky and Laela.

Troy worked for the Railroad and then became a business owner in Houston for many years. He then moved to Corsicana where he has many friends. Later in life, Troy moved back to Spring, Texas where he lived out his years with his daughter and family. Troy had a strong faith in Jesus as his savior and was ready to leave this earth. He will be missed so much, but we know we will see him again!

Visitation will be Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 at Oakwood Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:


Frances Marie (Hubacek) Campbell
Jan 19, 1932 - Aug 15, 2014

Frances Marie Campbell, 82, of Dallas, passed away on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014. Family visitation will from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

 

Notes:

-----

Frances Marie Campbell, 82, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014, at Dallas Regional Medical Center. Frances was born on January 19, 1932 in Telico, Texas to Frank and Idenka (Jurcek) Hubacek.
Frances worked for many years as a circuit board technician for an electronics assembly company.

Frances is survived by her son, David Campbell; and by her nephew, John Arney and his wife, Margaret, all of Dallas.

Frances was preceded in death by her husband, John W. Campbell, and by her parents, Frank and Idenka Hubacek.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o John William Campbell; d/o Frank Hubacek and Idenka (Jurcek) Hubacek

Ester Paradine Young
Oct 6, 1886 - Mar 12, 1976

Miss Young

Services will be at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Ester P. Young, 80, resident of Barry, who died yesterday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Royce Turner will officiate, and burial will be at Black Hills Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Frances Bounds of Abilene; four nephews, J. L. Young of Barry, Elbert Young of Dalhart, Carl Young of Temple and Noland Young of Dumas.

Notes:


Ernest William Herrin
Sep 11, 1902 - Jul 14, 1977

E. W. Herrin

WAXAHACHIE—Services were held July 16 at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Chapel in Waxahachie for E. W. Herrin, resident of Waxahachie, who died at 9 a.m. July 14. Burial was in the Frost Cemetery.

He was married to the former Miss Jewel Brewer July 19, 1924 in Italy, Texas. They have lived in Ellis and Navarro Counties.

Survivors include his widow of Waxahachie, two sons, Paul Herrin of Forreston and Harold Herrin of Waxahachie; two daughters, Mrs. Don (Marie) Cohagan of Italy and Mrs. Billy (Melba) Strength of Waxahachie; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Homer (Mary) Whitehead of Corsicana; a brother, E. R. Herrin of Odessa; several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons and included Charles Herrin, Randy Herrin, Freddy Bruner, Scott Strength, Brent Strength, Jimmy Herrin, Mark Herrin, Ricky Cohagan and Rennie Cohagan.

Notes:


Margaret (Territo) Palmire
died May 29, 1977

Mrs. Palmire

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Margaret Palmire, who died Monday morning. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Church of Immaculate Conception with the Rev. John Fowler officiating. Burial will follow in the Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Sammy J. Palmire of Dallas; one daughter, Miss Annie Palmire of Galveston; one grandson, three great-grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Rosa Samaritano of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Joe Territo, Louis Territo, Paul Territo, Louis Kormos, Anthony Kormos, and Joe Borsellino.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 30, 1977
  • w/o Joseph Salvador “Joe” Palmire married Nov. 5, 1916 Navarro county, Texas assumed d/o Louis Joe Territo and Josephine (Borsellino) Territo
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ricky Dean Anderson
Jan. 3, 1952 - Feb. 4, 2013

Ricky Dean Anderson

Ricky Dean Anderson, 61, passed away in Rice, Texas on Monday February 4, 2013. Ricky was born in Ennis, Texas on January 3, 1952 to Kenneth K. and Hazel L. (Sheets) Anderson. He grew up in Grapevine and Ennis and graduated from Ennis High School in 1970. On July 31, 1999 he married Vickie Richardson Defoore and they made their home in Rice, Texas. He worked for Ennis Business Forms for over twenty years as a pressman. He served as president of the Pressmen’s Union for eight years, he was a member of the Shakers and Scraper’s Car Club of Corsicana and the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Corsicana. He loved and enjoyed his family and old cars. He is survived by his wife, Vickie Anderson; daughter, Brandy and her husband, Jeff Mills; granddaughter, Kyra Hatley; step0-sons; Mark Defoore, Joshua Defoore and Jacob Defoore; his parents, Kenneth and Hazel Anderson and two sisters; Beverly Hoffman and Cathy and her husband, Willie Crawley. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Anderson and brother-in-law, Tommy Hoffman. Visitation will be on Thursday, February 7, 2013 from 6 p.m until 8 p.m. in the J. E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. A celebration of his life will take place on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. in the J. E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis. Interment will follow in Rice Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Notes:

  • The Ennis Daily News Monday, Sep 1, 2014
  • Ennis grad. 1970 1st wife Norma lee (Stakes) Anderson 2nd Vickie Sue (Richardson) Defoore-Anderson married Jul. 31, 1999 s/o Kenneth Kyle Anderson and Hazel Ludan (Sheets) Anderson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William D. “Will” Bartlett
Sep 10 1875 - Aug 12 1956

Chatfield.

CHATFIELD, Aug. 16—(Spl.)--Several from Chatfield were in Rice Tuesday morning for the funeral of Will Bartlett. Mr. Bartlett was the father of Mrs. W. M. Harper.

Notes:


Clara Olive (Nabors) South
Dec 29, 1897 - Dec 20, 1975

Mrs. South

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. today for Mrs. S. B. South, 77, of Rice who died Saturday at her residence in Rice. Rev. Glenn Jones and Rev. Otis Meadors officiated. Burial was in Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. South was a native of Arkansas and had lived in Rice since 1912. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by one brother, J. W. Nabors, Ennis; one nephew, James Pollan, Abilene; two nieces, Mrs. Bryan Hundley, Denton, and Mrs. Frank Mickle, Alabama.

Pallbearers were Chick Reed, Amos Harwell, Alvin Jones, Virgil Atchley, Pete Ribble and Kenneth Rawlings.

Notes:


Willie Leam Greer
Jul 13, 1902 - Feb 1, 1975

W. L. Greer

Graveside rites and burial were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Rice Cemetery for W. L. Greer, 72, Waco nightwatchman who died Sunday in Waco. The Rev. Luther Crawford, pastor of Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana, officiated. Corley Funeral Home conducted.

He had resided in Rice for 40 years before moving to Waco 10 years ago, and was a native of Henderson county. He was an Air Force veteran of World War II.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Wesley Reynolds of Bardwell, Mrs. Peach Griffith of Eustace and Mrs. Eva Crow of Victorville, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:


Addie Ruth (Bowden) Burdine
Jun 29, 1886 - Oct 22, 1975

Mrs. Burdine

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. D. (Addie) Burdine, 89, resident of Rt. 1 Rice, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Rice Cemetery.

She was born June 29, 1886 in Tupelo, and was a life-long resident of the community, and daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Bowden of Tupelo.

She married J. D. Burdine in 1904. He preceded her in death June 9, 1973.

She was the oldest member of the First Baptist Church of Rice where she was a member for 75 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Alvin Jones of Tupelo; four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Clay Fluker of Corsicana; two brothers, John Bowden of Rice and Wid Bowden of Kerens.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:


Frank Holland Matthews
Aug 7, 1922 - Apr 24, 1976

F. H. Matthews

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Rice Cemetery for Frank H. Matthews, 53, resident of Waco, who died Saturday in Waco.

He was a retired James Connally Air Force Base employe. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include a brother Harry Matthews of Waco; and three cousins.

Notes:


Ivie (Knott) Atchley
Sep 10, 1890 - Apr 10, 1976

Mrs. Atchley

Funeral for Mrs. Ivie Atchley, 85, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Atchley, an Alabama native, had lived in Rice 63 years.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. L. E. Perry of Waco, and Mrs. Charlie Hartley of Rice; one son, Lester Atchley of Springtown; 15 grandchildren, 20 great-granddaughter; three sisters, Mrs. L. E. Bruner of Waxahachie; Mrs. E. D. Huggins of Alto; Mrs. Beulah Drake of Los Angeles, Calif.; three brothers, Walter Knott and Vernon Knott, both of Alto; and Lonzo Knott of Lubbock.

Notes:



Mrs. Atchley

The Rev. J. T. Davis officiated at the 2 p.m. Monday services at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ivie Atchley, 85, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Pallbearers were Charles Young, Joe Bruner, Virgil Atchley, Frankie Knott, John Atchley, and Wilbur Buchanan.

Burial was at Rice Cemetery.

Notes:


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