Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


November 30, 2012

Ophelia Church Twomey Riggs

Our precious mother slipped away from us early Monday morning Nov. 26, 2012 into the arms of her Lord Jesus Christ. She was born March 14, 1921 in Hickman County, Tennessee in the community of Shady Grove.

She enjoyed a wonderful childhood raised by her loving parents Clara and Henry Church. She and her twin sister Olivia grew up best friends and had a special love for one another all the days of their lives. She lived in Texas the last 50 years but her beloved Tennessee was always her home. She returned to Tennessee for visits at every opportunity. Her last visit there was to a family reunion held in the same school house that she attended as a young girl, and also where she met Thomas Twomey when they were children. They later married in 1938 and had three children. She was also a seamstress at Miller Hat Factory, Royal Park and Jerrell. She was a member of the Church of Christ and for the last 28 years a member at Westhill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her parents Henry B. Church and Clara E. Anderson Church; husband of 44 years, Thomas Twomey and also husband, Jim B. Riggs; her dear twin sister Olivia Church Jacobs; her brothers who were all special, Aubrey B. Church, Harold B. Church, Roy A. Church, Richard Max Church, Lewis W. Church and Henry Edwin Church; grandson, Loyal Edwin Poe III and Cody Chambers.

She is survived by her son, Tommy L. Twomey; daughters, Sandra Brunson and Carol Horvath all of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kim and Dennis Draper of Corsicana, Chip and Cindy Twomey of San Antonio, Jeff and Sandy Ivie of Oklahoma, Tammy and Dave Sater of Arlington, Brandon and Stefanie Brunson of Allen, Donna Robertson of Corsicana; sisters-in-law, Mildred Church of Columbia, Tenn. and Reba Riggs of Buffalo and also many more great grandchildren, great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec, 1, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Dilbeck officiating.

Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Chip Twomey, Jeff Ivie, Brandon Brunson, Justin Ivie, Tucker Baugh, Tyler Brunson, Jared Twomey, Jacob Twomey, Matt Cole and Jason Ivie.

An online guest book is available at by selecting the Ophelia Church Twomey Riggs obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Text Only
  • 4-19-14 obit-Seaton.jpg Glenda Fae Farmer Seaton

    Mrs. Glenda Fae Farmer Seaton, 78, of Barry, passed away on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 4-19-14 obit-Sparks.jpg Bobby R. Sparks

    Bobby R. Sparks, 73, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014, at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. He was surrounded by his loving family and close friends at his side.

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • J.C. Coker Death Notices for 4-18-14

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jean Magness Jean Magness

    Jean Magness, 97, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at the Unlimited Care Home of Plano.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Willard 'Bill' Mayo Willard 'Bill' Mayo

    Willard “Bill” Mayo passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 in Dallas.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Terry Eppler Terry Eppler

    Terry Eppler, 68, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Medical Center of Plano.

    April 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joyce Lloyd Joyce Lloyd

    Joyce Lloyd, 45, of Ennis passed away Monday, April 14, 2014.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Marion Junior Clark

    Marion Junior Clark, 76 of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in the Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village.

    April 16, 2014

  • Billie Jean Tunnell Billie Jean Tunnell

    Billie Jean “Jeanie” Tunnell, 81, of Oklahoma City, Okla. passed away Monday, April 14, 2014 surrounded by her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Otis Lee Long Otis Lee Long

    Otis Lee Long, 76, passed away peacefully at 4:23 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2014.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Featured Ads
Twitter Updates