Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


June 9, 2014

Quilla Van Varnell

Quilla Van Varnell, resident of Tyler, passed away Sunday, June 8, 2014 at the age of 81. He was born June 25, 1932 in Barry to James Otis Varnell and Myrtle Agnes Hodkin.

He is preceded in death by parents; wife, Helen Joyce Dozier Varnell; two brothers, James Otis “Skeet” Varnell Jr. and Dolphus Don Varnell; two sisters, Blanche Virginia “Gence” Page and Bobbie Jean Beam; niece, Shirley Ann Beam Moreau and great-grandson James Robert Arnett.

He is survived by his children, Gail and husband Marc Turner of Streetman, Kenny and wife Susie Varnell of Tyler and Tracy and wife Kathryn Varnell of Tyler; grandchildren, Jamie Arnett of Tyler, Nicole Ballard and husband Jayme of Streetman, Brandon and wife Kim Varnell of Tyler, Brian and wife Kayla Varnell of Tyler, Taylor Varnell of Tyler and Benjamin Varnell of Tyler; great-grandchildren, Cheyanne and Kelsie Arnett, Cash and Cayme Ballard, Colbre and Emily Varnell and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Curtis Baker officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

An online guest book is available at

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


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