Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

October 18, 2013


Corsicana Daily Sun

—   Corsicana Chattanooga Glass Plant Reunion will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013 beginning at 3 p.m. at Mildred Baptist Church gym, 5502 S. Hwy 287, across from Mildred Schools. The fellowship will begin at 3 p.m. followed by a barbecue dinner at 5:30 p.m. for $10 per plate. Auction and doorprizes will follow.

This reunion is for all employees, spouses, widows, and widowers from 1956 until closing of the plant. For more information contact Herman Marr at (903) 229-2190 or Richard Rash at (903) 874-3900.

G.W. Jackson Class of 1968 holds reunion

  The G.W. Jackson High School Class of 1968 held its 45th class reunion on Aug. 10, 2013 with a dinner at the Sirloin Stockade Restaurant in Corsicana.

  The high school was located on East Fifth Avenue (Martin Luther King Drive).

  Today the Boys & Girls Club of Navarro County sits on the campus site where the school was located.

   New officers elected for the class are: Diana Birdsong of Dallas, president; Sylvia A. Waters of Corsicana, vice president; H.B. Horn Jr. of Corinth, second vice president; Hattie Albert of Corsicana, treasurer; and Patricia Powell of Corsicana and Shirley Warren of Cedar Hill, secretaries.

   Bereavement Committee members are: Silver Parhm, Marie Wafer, Erma Waites and Hattie Albert, all of Corsicana.

   Outgoing president is Morris Sutton of Dallas who served for several years.

  Joining the reunion by long distance phone call was Charles Adams who could not attend but talked to each class member by phone.

   Attending the reunion were: Silver Parhm and James “Sonny” Parhm, Harold Andrews, Mary Slaughter, Martha Brown, Hattie Albert, Alton Albert, Erma Waites and Clarence Curry, all of Corsicana.

   In addition,  Sylvia A. Waters, James Mitchell and Brenda Mitchell, Darlene Jackson and Harold Jackson, Patricia Powell, Mr. and Mrs. James Muhammad and Marie Wafer,  all of Corsicana.

   Also attending were: Alvin Ervin and Kathy Ervin of Katy, Bobby McDonald and Yvonne McDonald of Plano; Dorothy McDonald Jones, Diana Birdsong, Kimberly Birdsong, Braelen Birdsong and Summer Birdsong, all of Dallas; H.B. Horn Jr. and Gwen Horn of Corinth; Morris Sutton and Carolyn Sutton of  Dallas; Shirley Warren of Cedar Hill; and Mr. and Mrs. George Terry of Lancaster.   

      Calhoun Family Reunion held

      A family reunion of the descendants of Mary and Tom Calhoun was held Oct. 5, 2013 at the Martin Luther King Center in Corsicana. Reunion activities included family history and introductions, games, dance contest, dinner, and prizes.

    Attending the reunion were: Gertrude Waters, 91, the oldest family member in attendance who was presented a special gift in recognition of her age,  Sylvia A. Waters, Wyardeen Waters, Mary Joyce Wilson,  Emanuel Wilson, William Franklin and  Shonna Franklin, all of Corsicana; Tim Scott, Grashia Scott and Kristlyn Landfair, all of of DeSoto; Charlyne Jones-McGilvery of Fort Worth;  Priscilla “Prissy” Neal, Lydia Jones Deeds, Larry Deeds, Helen Bailey, Tony Thomas, Aleshia Johnson, TayemavYe Manning, Sydney Manning, Tyone Manning, William Johnson, Rene Johnson, Shelia Brown, Robert and Pearl Reynolds, Debbi, James Cloud,  O.B. Cloud and  Freddie  Lee Watson, all of Corsicana.

    Also: Brenda Parhms, Leander Slaton, Ashley Nelson, Jacie Brookins and Jace Tillman,  all of Watauga; Johnny “Bubba” Calhoun, Christine Calhoun, R.C. “ Jack” Calhoun  and Shirley Madison, all of Corsicana; Wilbert N. Starks  and Wendy Squirrell, both of Plano; Shelia Brown of Tyler;  Betty Calhoun, Barbara Huckaby, Thomas Huckaby  and Robert Thomas.

     In addition:  Gail Hines, Jeannette Hines, George Jacob Hines, Aja Gianna Hines, Jaylin Isaiha Hines, Taquincia  Nelson, Jaquinten Nelson, Angel Smith, Tamara Smith, Carl Slaton,  Marva Slaton,  Arvett Anderson, and Xiavera Anderson, all of Dallas;  Robert Thomas and Sarah Thomas, both  of Killeen; and Marilyn Johnson of Mesquite.