Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

October 22, 2006

10/22/06 Obituaries

Lewis Joe Brigman

Lewis Joe Brigman, 74, of Cleburne, living the majority of his life in Grandview, passed away Thursday, Oct. 19, 2006, in a Fort Worth Hospital. He was born to the late Lewis J. and Lula Morrison Brigman on Sept. 27, 1932, in Waxahachie, Texas.

Joe lived most of his life in Grandview and loved his community. He was very involved in Boy Scouts, having achieved Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow, and later a Boy Scout Leader. He was a veteran serving in the United States Air Corps reserves for four years.

Joe coached fast-pitch softball for girls for many years, as well as T-ball and Little League. He refereed basketball for 25 years, truly loving the sport, and loved softball and any water sport as well. He served on the Grandview School Board for 12 years and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Grandview for over 50 years. He worked in tubular sales for Continental EMSCO in Dallas for 35 years and was also a tissue donor. Joe was very involved, loved people, served his community and will be missed by so many dear friends and a family that truly loved him.

He was preceded in death by his son, Ty Brigman.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Mary Brigman of Cleburne; daughter, Joette Brigman of Lake Whitney; granddaughters, Misty Crawford of Austin, Kristy Crawford of Austin and Whitney Atkins of Knoxville, Tenn.; brother-in-law, Jake Bennett of Grandview; sister-in-law, Martha Bennett of Grandview; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, at the First United Methodist Church of Grandview. Interment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006, at the Clayton Kay-Vaughan Funeral Home in Grandview.

If desired, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.


Funeral Home

109 S. 3rd St.

Grandview, TX


William Robert Wood

JOSHUA — A memorial service for William Robert Wood, 87, of Joshua will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Gene Wolfenbarger will officiate.

Mr. Wood passed away on Oct. 18, 2006, in Cleburne. He was born in Fort Worth on April 14, 1919, to Lois Ruth (Edwards) and Roy Wood.

Mr. Wood is survived by his sisters, Mary Jane Harmon of Joshua and Juanita Holder and her husband, Clarence of Fort Worth.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his wife, Lena Wood.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at

Rosser Funeral Home

1664 West Henderson St.

Cleburne, TX 76033


Doris H. Medford

KELLER — Doris H. Medford, 80, passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, at a local hospital.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.

Doris was born May 3, 1926. She was one of seven children born to James and Mamie (Briscoe) Hodges. She was a longtime resident of North Richland Hills and was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon J. Medford in 1988. Above all, she was a loving grandmother and will be fondly remembered in the hearts and memories of her loving family.

Survivors include son, Michael Medford and wife, Debbie; brothers, James, Bobby and Gene Hodges; sister, Shirley Beckham; granddaughter, Mikayla Medford; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Mount Olivet Funeral Home

2301 N. Sylvania Ave.

Fort Worth, TX 76111


James Henry Cannon

James Henry Cannon, 83, passed away Friday, Oct. 20, 2006, in Cleburne. He was born June 14, 1923, in Kopperl, the son of William Edward Cannon Jr. and Mary Gilbert Cannon. He married Helen Smith on July 24, 1942.

Mr. Cannon was a retired auto maintenance manager for the city of Cleburne for 30 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

James Henry Cannon is survived by three daughters, Donna Turner and husband, Ben Hill, Kathy Standley and husband, Jim, and Linda Cannon, all of Cleburne; brother, Tom Cannon and wife, Beth, of Cleburne; sister, Evelyn Rogers of Fort Worth; grandchildren, Danna Crosby and Jan Leverett ; great-grandchildren, Aaron Crosby and Caroline Leverett; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Cannon, on May 7, 2002.

Visitation will be held at Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2006.

You may send condolences and view obituary at

Crosier-Pearson Cleburne

Funeral Home

512 N. Ridgeway Drive

Cleburne, TX


Lenox Edward “Rooster” Shelton

Services for Lenox Edward “Rooster” Shelton, 83, of Cleburne, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2006, in the Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Chapel. The Rev. Charles Payne and Dr. Carl Baugh will officiate. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be R.C. McFall, J.C. Elerson, Roy Bosher, Charles Ray Cain (honorary), Robert Bearden, Michael Lain and Joe Robinson.

Lenox Edward “Rooster” Shelton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2006, in Cleburne. He was born Oct. 18, 1923, in Grandview to Edward and Julia Cain Shelton. He married Thelmarene Nutt on May 27, 1948, in Cleburne.

Mr. Shelton graduated from Grandview High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was employed by Santa Fe Railroad for 34 years as a carman and a train yard inspector. He was a member and former deacon of Calvary Baptist Church and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite Mason.

Lenox Edward Shelton is survived by his wife, Thelmarene Shelton of Cleburne; sons, Lyndon Keith Shelton of Cleburne and Lenox Kent Shelton and wife, Tina, of Manvel, Texas; daughters, Renee’ Shelton Spahr and husband, Richard, of Alvarado and Kathryn Shelton Suits and husband, Keith, of Cleburne; sister, Francis Shelton Lyons and husband, Charlie, of Cleburne; grandchildren, Kassandra McCuddy of Welston, Okla., Kerrie Spahr of Whitney, Kelly Spahr of Arlington, Benton Suits of Cleburne, Samantha Shelton of Manvel and Roseann Shelton of Manvel; nine great-grandchildren; one nephew and five nieces.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Carl Richard Shelton and Mack Laverne Shelton.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday.

You may send condolences, view obituary and see photo at

Crosier-Pearson Cleburne

Funeral Home

512 N. Ridgeway Drive

Cleburne, TX 76033


Oleata Rogers

Funeral services for Ruby Oleata Rogers of Cleburne are pending with Crosier-Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home. Mrs. Rogers passed away Saturday, Oct. 21, 2006, in Fort Worth.

Crosier-Pearson Cleburne

Funeral Home

512 N. Ridgeway Drive

Cleburne, TX