Doris  Horne
The vibrant spirit of Doris Bailey Horne found wings to fly free from this world near sunrise on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019.
She fought courageously against pancreatic cancer for three years, always maintaining her signature sense of humor and concern for others. The family thanks caregivers and friends who comforted and supported her in that time, laughing and crying together.
Born Aug. 22, 1964, in McKinney, she was a 1982 graduate of Frost High School, attended Navarro College and Texas State Technical College, and was a longtime resident of Dawson.
Her varied career included serving others as a dental assistant, a regional representative of Kimberly-Clark in Waco, community outreach with Navarro College, account manager for WorkForce Solutions of North Central Texas, advertising director for the Navarro County Times, sales agent with Conseco and with Syzygy, activities coordinator for the IOOF Events Center in Corsicana, insurance agent for SPJST Lodge in Ennis, and office manager of Baumgartner Insurance Agency in Corsicana.
An Ambassador and board member with the Corsicana & Navarro County Chamber of Commerce, she was an active community booster. Doris earned a multitude of distinguished awards for achievements in her career positions.
She enjoyed a broad range of passions including photography, outdoor activities, live music, art, sharing Facebook posts, good times with friends, environmental activism, cheering the Dallas Cowboys, and being mom to an exclusive few lucky cats. She was an avid supporter of organ donation, cancer research, and a champion for anyone needing an advocate.
Her personal goal was always "to make everyone else feel like somebody" and she enjoyed great success in that pursuit, sharing joy and her dazzling smile, making friends, and becoming precious to everyone lucky enough to know her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Durwood and Opal Callaway Bailey of Frost.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 37 years, Barry Horne of Dawson; three brothers and sisters-in-law: Doug and Janice Bailey of Lancaster, David and Dianna Bailey of Waxahachie, Danny and Claire Bailey of Chino, California, and a sister and brother-in-law, Daisy and Dan Contestabile of Bryan and a large extended family, and very wide circle of friends.
Doris liked to say, "Life is better with friends," and proved it by making all her friends' lives better for having known her. This fiercely happy life warrior was cherished. Her loss leaves tears and heavy hearts, but also countless smiles and treasured memories.
A joyful celebration of her life will be held at 2 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019 at the Corsicana Opry & Event Center, 215 E. 5th Ave., She requested everyone wear happy clothes.
Friends may sign the online memory book at
In lieu of flowers, her family suggests memorials may be made in her honor to the Pancreatic Cancer Network, Navarro County Relay for Life Cancer Walk, or American Cancer Society.
Published on September 3, 2019


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Sep 08, 2019
Gone to soon, RIP Doris
Lucille Burch
Sep 08, 2019
I will always remember this sweet lady as the teenage girl sitting on my couch in Frost, Texas.
Never a sweeter person have I ever had the pleasure of knowing. She was a joy !
Mary and Dub Bennight
Sep 07, 2019
Doris and Mary best neighbors ever
Sep 05, 2019
I had the pleasure of working with Doris. We became instant friends. She had a beautiful heart and smile. She made me feel so welcomed at the office. I could go to her for anything and she would help with a smile. My heart is sadden, of this news. She was such a truly good positive person. I only worked with her for a short time but she made a lasting impression on me. She will surely be missed💔
Amanda Brown
Sep 04, 2019
You will forever be missed! Your smile was contagious and you had a heart of gold. Rest In Peace my friend.
Penelope Roberts
Sep 04, 2019
Remembering the first time (like every time ) I met Doris brings a smile to my face and a lightning to my heart. She was a blessed spirit and I’m so proud that I knew her. Although it’s been a few years since we’ve hugged my heart is hugging her now . Barry I’m sorry for your loss and hold you in my heart and prayers.
Rick Hilton
Sep 04, 2019
You will be so missed and never forgotten -!-