Erna Martin, known as “Niffy,” 78, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Heritage Oaks West.
She was born Aug. 13, 1934, to the parentage of Elvie Martin and Erma Brown Martin in Elm Flat. She received her formal education in the G. W. Jackson School District and professed Christ in her life at an early age and united with the Second Mission Baptist Church. She later united with the Harmony Baptist Church and remained a member until her passing.
She enjoyed collecting antiques and trinkets.
Erna was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Erma Jean “Beth”; four brothers, James Smith “Bubba”, Freddie Smith “Yetta”, L. V. Smith “Bunch”, and Billy Martin.
Survivors include her children, Melva Sadler and husband Timothy, Brenda Hausman and husband Rick, Yolanda Cottman and husband the Rev. Martin Cottman, all of Corsicana; Billy Martin of Corsicana, Byron Grant and wife Mimi of Cedar Hill, Daudren Martin and wife Angela of Mexia, and Terrance Martin of Lancaster; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Julia Ballard and Ernestine Allen, both of Corsicana; one brother, Gene Martin of Corsicana; goddaughter, Gloria Ballard; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including her friends at Heritage Oaks West.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church at 5301 West Highway 31, Corsicana, with Pastor Ernest Betts Jr. as messenger, and Pastor Eric Grant Sr., officiating.
Active Pallbearers are Derrick Holmes, Christopher Allen, Brian Martin, Byron Terrell Hughes, Marvin Holmes and Zackary Holmes.
Honorary Pallbearers are Reginald Polk, Bryce Polk, Brandon Polk, Dannell Grant, Steve Smith and Ricky Smith.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.
Ted Allen Schafer
Ted Allen Schafer, resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at the age of 65. He was born Saturday, May 8, 1948 to Ted R. and Evelyn Bibb Schafer in Vancouver, Wash.
Ira ‘Lee’ Holt
Ira “Lee” Holt, 75, of Frost, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Corsicana.
She was born Aug. 24, 1937 in the Neuville Community to James R. and Lula Mae (Cooper) Lynch. She was a beautician for many years. She was a member of the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Corsicana.
Velma Lee Sherrill Waters
Mrs. Velma Lee Sherrill Waters, 75, of Mesquite passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Ovilla, Texas. She was born July 21, 1937 in Trinidad. She was the daughter of Robert Barton Sherrill and Leona Lafay (Chidester) Sherrill.
Stella Jean Nutt Persell
Mrs. Stella Jean Nutt Persell, 80, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 10, 1932 at Lake Halbert in Corsicana to parents, Fred and Beatrice Crouch Nutt.
Mary Louise Healy
Mary Louise Healy, 91, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness Friday, June 14, 2013, at The Twilight Home in Corsicana.
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Nathan Clay Nicholson
Mr. Nathan Clay Nicholson, 52, of Corsicana passed on Monday, June 10, 2013, at his residence in Corsicana.
Clay was born on Oct. 18, 1960, in Llano County, Texas, to Harry Donald and Margaret Johnston Nicholson.
Lloyd Alton Wilkerson
Lloyd Alton Wilkerson, a former resident of Corsicana, passed away on the morning of Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Grand Prairie Health Care Center in Grand Prairie after a short battle with cancer.
Dorothy Jean Speak
Dorothy Jean Speak, 75, went to be with the Lord on the morning of Wednesday, June 12, 2013. She died peacefully at her home in Kerens with family present. She was born March 30, 1938 in Kaufman County to Mary Ellen Capps and Allen L. Flatt. She was the youngest of eight children, plus a large extended family.
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