Corinne Props New
Corinne Propps New, 89, died Thursday, March 11, 1999, in Vernon, Texas.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 13, at Gilliland Baptist Church with A.B. Martin officiating. Burial was in Gilliland Cemetery under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. New was born January 18, 1910, in Truscott, Texas. She and Eston New were married in February 1935, in Oklahoma. He died in 1978. She was a graduate of Gilliland High School and attended North Texas Teachers College in Denton, Texas. She lived in Cushing, Oklahoma, until 1946 when she returned to Gilliland where she and her husband operated a service station until 1956. She was a member of Gilliland Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school and was a pianist for many years.
Survivors include four sons, Parker of Pipe Creek, Texas, Jack of Liberty Hill, Texas, James of Kerrville, Texas, and Lawrence of Amarillo, Texas; 11 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Audrey D. Cooke
Audrey D. Cooke, 85, of Goree, Texas, died Thursday, March 11, 1999.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 15, at Goree Baptist Church with the Reverend Dick Griffith officiating. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home.
Mrs. Cooke was born December 14, 1913, in Haskell County, Texas. Her husband, Jim Cooke, died April 3, 1996. She helped her husband farm and raise cattle in Haskell County. She also helped him when he served as city secretary in Goree for 25 years. She was a member of Brushy Missionary Church before becoming a member of Goree Baptist Church. She was involved in the Women's Missionary Union and taught Sunday school for many years.
Survivors include three daughters, Tish Carlson of Fort Worth, Texas, Teresa Quick of Rockwall, Texas, and Robbie Forsberg of Alvarado, Texas; two brothers, J.R. Griffith of Trenton, Tennessee, and Roddy Griffith of California; two sisters, Nettie Partridge of Munday and Beth Ard of Zwolle, Louisiana; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
James Aldin "Jimmie" Lee
On a bright and sunny morning at 10 a.m., Friday, March 19, 1999, in Roswell, New Mexico, James Aldin Lee, better known as Jimmie Lee, left this world for a better life with God.
Jim was 80 years and 6 months of age and knew that every day was a gift from God to be fully lived.
Jim was born September 3, 1918, in Loraine, Texas, to James William and Myrtle Annie Lee. They preceded him in death as well as a son, Kelly Raymond Lee.
He was blessed with seven sisters, three brothers and wonderful Christian heritage.
He is survived by one sister, Viola Modelle Brookshire of Brownsboro; and two brothers, Raymond Ottis Lee of Fairview, Oklahoma, and Elvis Byron Lee of Nashville, Arkansas.
Jimmie Lee married Delia Earlene Gwinn on November 4, 1942, in San Diego. She survives him at the family home.
Jim, the greatest father ever of Bobbie Lee Nichols of El Dorado, Arkansas, Jim Lee Jr. of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Joy Lee Mullins of Santa Fe, Becky Lee Cunningham of Carlsbad and Zane Earl Lee of Lake Jackson, Texas.
He was an adored grandfather of Ronda Lee Satterfield of Jackson, Mississippi, Shawn Marietta Jackson of Oyster Creek, Texas, Phillip Scott Nichols of El Dorado, Arkansas, Keith Martin Mullins of Northridge, California, Kenton Richard Mullins of Huntington Beach, California, John William Silcott II of Houston, Texas, Elizabeth Kate Lee of Montgomery, Alabama, Jamie Lee Yearout of Albuquerque, Hannah Joy Cunningham of Carlsbad and James Caleb Cunningham of Carlsbad.
The happiest great-grandfather of Hillary Brooke, Bridgett Nicole, Memmory Lynn and Tiffany Anne Nichols, Jessica Joy Jackson and Courtney Lee Jackson, John William Silcott III, Justin Kien Mullins, Jacob Randall Yearout and Amari Bliss Yearout-Pricer of Albuquerque.
Jim was a member of the West Country Club Road Church of Christ and was a dear and worthy friend to many. Jimmy, throughout his life, wore many hats and he wore them well.
He started out one of 11 children farming in Texas. He was a cowboy for a time and had served our country in World War II in the aircraft industry in San Diego.
He had a talent for sales and did well in insurance and real estate in Arizona and New Mexico. Upon his retirement, he worked part-time at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Roswell.
Always a great storyteller, an avid lover of the great outdoors, a man blessed with a unique and matchless sense of humor but above and beyond all things, Jim Lee stayed a faithful and true servant of God and follower of Jesus all the days of his life.
Pallbearers were Jim's grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers were Tommy LaGrone, Sam LaGrone, Carroll Newson, Carroll Baccus, Earlis Gleaton, Norman Walker, Morris Snow, Clayton McDaniel, Clint Morrison, Ed Struckle, George Bell, LeRoy Thetford, Cleve Keith, Omer Walker, Hank Glass, Reagan Sweet, Gene Humble, Jesse Vanegas, Dr. Amit Sanyal, Dr. Charles Fenzi, Dr. Jerome Dominic and the elders of Country Club Road Church of Christ.
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 22, at LaGrone Funeral Chapel. Elvis Lee, brother of Jimmie Lee, of Nashville, Arkansas, officiated, assisted by Chris Bertola, elder of West Country Club Church of Christ. Interment followed at South Park Cemetery under the direction of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Attending the services of their brother-in-law were Kloyce and Earl Gwinn and Peggy Baier, all of Seymour.
Ella Ree Wisenbaker
Funeral services for Ella Ree Wisenbaker, age 86, of Sulphur Springs, was held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 8, 1999 at First Assembly of God Church, Lone Oak, Texas with Rev. O.J. Andrews and Rev. Paul Kuykendall officiating. Graveside services were held Monday at 4:00 p.m. at Bascom Cemetery, in Tyler, Texas under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wisenbaker died at 3:20 a.m. Friday, March 5, in the Heritage in Grand Prairie, Texas, following an extended illness. She was born in Park Hill, Oklahoma, September 23, 1912, the daughter of D.C. and Eva Adams Carter. She has been a resident of Sulphur Springs since 1943.
She was a member of the First Assembly of God, Lone Oak, and a homemaker. She married Clifford Lee Wisenbaker in Hugo, Oklahoma, June 30, 1934.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Nancy Dean Glasco and Lee Glasco, Sr. of Grand Prairie, Texas and Barbara Jean Ezzell and James C. Ezzell of Seymour, Texas; four grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, by a granddaughter, Leeann Glasco and by five brothers and three sisters.
Pallbearers included: Lee Glasco, James C. Ezzell, Fred Wisenbaker, Tim Tolson, Herb File, Nancy Glasco and Barbara Ezzell.
Jessie Alice Blackstone
Jessie Alice Blackstone, 96, died January 23, 1999.
Jessie was born January 5, 1903 in West, Texas to Jess Norman and Cora Hughes Pollard. They moved to Vera when Jesse was three.
Her father ran the star mail route until his death around 1908. Cora then continued the route until her death in 1914.
Jessie then went to live with her grandfather, Taliaferro Hughes, and her uncle Evanda Hughes in Vera, where she lived until 1921, when she married Henry Ernest Blackstone. She was a Dallas resident since 1932.
Besides her parents, Jessie was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; a brother, Alfred; a sister, Wanda; and her daughter, Wanda Jane Boden. She is survived by three grandchildren, Celeste Boden of Dallad, Hulley Boden of Woodbridge, Virginia, and Eric Boden of Rockwall, and three great-grandchildren. She leaves thousands of friends and customers from her 65 years with Luzier cosmetics.
Memorial services were held January 29, 1999 in Restland Wildwood Chapel in Dallas.
Nocona Wilson Jetton
Nocona Wilson Jetton, 88, died Monday, February 22, 1999 in Plaza Medical Center Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas.
Graveside Services were held February 25, 1999 at Gilliland Cemetery, Gilliland, Texas with A.B. Martin officiating under the direction of McCauley-Smith Funeral Home in Munday, Texas.
Mrs. Wilson was born August 23, 1910 in Dustin, Oklahoma. She moved from Munday to Fort Worth in August of 1995. She was a retired restaurant owner. She was a Baptist. She married Oscar Lee Wilson in Post, Texas on October 12, 1928. Mr. Wilson died February 12, 1958. She married Mr. James David Jetton November 12, 1964. Mr. Jetton died on December 27, 1995.
Survivors include one daughter, Bessie Sue McCurry of Fort Worth, Texas; three sons, Charlie Robert Wilson of Lake Kemp, Texas, Melvin Lee Wilson of Munday, Texas, and James Richard Wilson of Burkburnett, Texas; three sisters, Loys Gordon of Crowell, Texas; Grace Welch of Knox City, Texas and Mary Hunter of Hess, Oklahoma; one brother, Bill Bell of Kerney, Nebraska; 12 grandchildren 27 great-grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Edna Mae Wright
Edna Mae Hennis Wright, 84, died Sunday, February 21, 1999, in a Seymour hospital.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, February 24, 1999 at First Christian Church with Ward Shamblin officiating. Burial was in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour under the direction of Archer Funeral Home.
Mrs. Wright was born April 1, 1914, in Knox County, Texas. She and Ralph Clinton Wright were married October 14, 1931, in Frederick, Oklahoma. She moved to Baylor County in 1931. She was a homemaker and a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Oleta Trussel of Rhome, Texas, Jackie Fay Gleghorn and Billie Jo Stevens, both of Seymour; a son Bobby Clinton Wright of Bridgeport, Texas; a sister, Elizabeth Biggerstaff of Olney; 17 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.