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Irvin Adams
Dec 28, 1897

ADAMS - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 28. - Irvin Adams, aged 8 years, and an inmate of the state orphans' home, died at that institution from congestion and was buried yesterday.

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Mrs. W. E. Calhoun
Jun 1948

Corsicana Funeral Held For Mrs. W. E. Calhoun
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 23. - Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. W. E. Calhoun, 55, who died at her home here.
Surviving are two sons, Calvin Calhoun, Corsicana, and James Edgar Calhoun, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton A. Pickering, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Lena Belle Lawrence, Dallas.

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George Newton Callaway
Feb 8, 1867 - Dec 4, 1932

George N. Calloway Of Chatfield Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Dec. 5. - George Newton Calloway, 65, resident of the Chatfield community for the last forty-three years, died in the Navarro clinic Sunday afternoon and the funeral services were held from the Chatfield Methodist Church Monday afternoon with burial in the Chatfield Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. R. H. Heizer.
Mr. Calloway had long been a prominent citizen of the Chatfield community. Prior to entering the mercantile business twenty years ago, he was a rural mail carrier for thirteen years. He had long been a member of the Chatfield Methodist Church and was a member of the board of stewards at the time of his death. Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. Arch Calloway, Chatfield; J. E. Calloway, Mexia, and George A. Calloway, Corsicana; daughter, Mrs. M. J. Jackson, Chatfield; eight grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Echols, McAlester, OK.

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George Newton Callaway and his wife Mary Denbow Callaway are buried in Chatfield Cemetery as you have them listed.  However, when I read the obit for George, he listed only 3 sons and he actually had 4 sons.  Not sure about how many daughters.  Now why the fourth son, James Robert Callaway, was omitted from the obit, I do not know.  But if other people are looking for the parents of James Robert Callaway, they might not make the connection. 

Thank you,

Sallie Bell Reeves

One more thing,  James Robert can be found with his parents on the 1900 Navarro Co. TX Census at age 8 and listed as James R. and on the 1910 Navarro Co. TX Census at age 18 and listed as Robert.


Louisa Texana "Lani" (Marshall) Campbell
May 26, 1846 - Jun. 2, 1929

Corsicana Pioneer Dies
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, June 3. - Mrs. L. T. Campbell, 83, pioneer resident of Corsicana and probably the only surviving charter member of the First Christian Church, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Pinkston. Funeral services were held Monday with the burial in Oakwood Cemetery. She is survived by one daughter and six grandchildren. She had resided in Corsicana for about seventy-five years.

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PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY HERE SUNDAY

MRS. L. T. CAMPBELL LAST SURVIVING CHARTER MEMBER LOCAL CHURCH

Mrs. L. T. Campbell, aged 83, pioneer resident of Corsicana, and probably the only surviving charter member of the First Christian church, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Pinkston, 1602 West Tenth avenue about 8:30 Sunday evening.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Christian church, with Rev. Tom Lenox conducting the last rites, and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter and six grandchildren.

The deceased had resided in Corsicana for about 75 years.

The pallbearers were N. F. Garrett, J. P. Jacks, J. R. Petty, T. N. Farmer, Jesse Hart and Roy Neese.

The funeral was conducted under the direction of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 3, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel L. Campbell married Jul. 10, 1864 buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery d/o Joseph Taylor Marshall and Elvira Emily (Wingfield) Marshall buried in Marshall cemetery

Susan Louise (Ross) Campbell
Jan 21, 1850 - Jan 23, 1933

Mrs. R. B. Campbell Of Corsicana Is Dead
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 24. - Mrs. R. B. Campbell, 83, native of Navarro County and resident of Corsicana the last fifty-two years, died at her home here following many weeks of illness and funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church, of which she was a member, conducted the services.
Surviving Mrs. Campbell are two sons, George Campbell and Tom Campbell; one daughter Mrs. Nat Pinkston, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. John Young, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. H. Bounds of Richland and Mrs. D. A. Young, Corsicana, and two brothers, Tom Ross, Fresno, Cal., and Sam Ross, Kingsburg, Cal. Mrs. Campbell was born near Richland shortly after her parents came to Texas from Arkansas. For many years she resided in the Richland community and moved to Corsicana in 1881 and had resided in her present home since that time.

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MRS. R. B. CAMPBELL PASSED AWAY MONDAY AT FAMILY HOME HERE

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER RESIDENT HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. R. B. Campbell, aged 83 years, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana the past fifty-two years, died at her home, 312 South Fourteenth street, at 4:05 p.m. Monday following many weeks of illness, and funeral services were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment following in
Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member, conducted the services.

Pallbearers were Joe Simkins, Joel Trimble, Paul Miller, Jot Derden, Cap Allen Lynne Wortham and Robert Wiggins.

Surviving Mrs. Campbell are two sons, George Campbell and Tom Campbell; one daughter, Mrs. Nat Pinkston, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. John Young, all of Corsicana. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. T. H. Bounds of Richland, and Mrs. D. A. Young, Corsicana, and two brothers, Tom Ross, Fresno, Calif., and Sam Ross, Kingsburg, Calif.

Mrs. Campbell was active and in good health despite advancing years up until a few months ago, but for the past several months she has been confined to her bed and had gradually lost strength until her passing was not expected, but her loved ones, watching constantly at her bedside, were deeply grieved when the final summons came and have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends in their hour of sadness at the passing of this good woman.

Mrs. Campbell was born Feb. 21, 1850, near Richland, shortly after her parents came to Texas from Arkansas. For many years she resided in the Richland community and moved to Corsicana in 1881 and has resided in her present home, 312 South Fourteenth street since that time, fifty-two years ago.

Mrs. Campbell was of a quiet and unassuming nature, a true home=lover but during her long residence here she had made a host of friends who will be deeply grieved at her passing away. She was a great lover of flowers and up until a few months ago, despite her advancing age, she could be seen walking among and caring for her flowers and greeting her friends who passed that way.

She will be deeply missed not only by her family but by the large circle of friends who had been drawn to her through the years by her kindly manner and optimistic outlook on life in general and her native county and state especially.

The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements for the funeral.

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Mollie Mash

Aug 24, 1897

Miss Mollie Mash, about 45 years old, died very suddenly at Spring Hill last Wednesday. She had been afflicted for several years with rheumatism, and it is supposed it struck her heart. Her remains was shipped to Brandon for interment.

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Samuel Taylor
Nov 19, 1855 - Aug 16, 1897

TAYLOR - Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 17. - Sam Taylor, formerly of this city (Corsicana), but for four or five years past engaged in business at Barry, died yesterday morning at his home in that place after a short illness. He was about 30 years old and married.

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S. H. Story

Aug 13, 1897

STORY - Corsicana, Tex., May 12. - S. H. Story, an old resident of Navarro County and an ex-confederate soldier, died at his home at Angus this morning at 3 o'clock. Mr. Story was 72 years of age.

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Mrs. Monroe Hightower

Apr 14, 1898

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Evelyn (Smalling) Lewis Grayson
Jan 3, 1919 - Mar 19, 2005

Evelyn Smalling Lewis Grayson, 86, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, March 19, 2005 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger and Rev. Lain Teal officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be James Jones, Frankie Lieker, Gary Cluck, Joe Tressa, Lane Grayson and Rusty Grayson.

She was born January 3, 1919 in Corsicana to Henry Earl Smalling and Cora S. Ashcraft Smalling. She has been a member of First Baptist Church since 1928. She served as W. M. and District Deputy Grand Matron-Order of the Eastern Star. She served as an Election Judge District 4 for 12 years, and worked for 20 years at Coca Cola Bottling Co. as a bookkeeper and office manager, retiring in 1983.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie C. Lewis; parents, Earl and Cora Smalling; sister Enola and Bill Evans and Alma and Bob DeRoche.

She is survived by husband, Leslie Grayson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Becky and John Fahlsing of Corsicana, Leslie and Becky Grayson of Corsicana, and Bobby Grayson of New York City; grandchildren, Mike McKee, Lisa and Joe Tressa, Enola Cook; great granddaughters, Cori Rodriguez and Elias Tressa; great grandson, Jorge Rodriquez Jr.; special niece, Barbara and Gary Cluck.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name, Evelyn Smalling Lewis Grayson, to sign book and to submit memorial message. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jewell Mae (Hopkins) Pair

Jewell Mae Pair, 79, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at Northside Assembly of God in Corsicana with the Rev. Doyle Pair and Rev. James Williams officiating.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Silo Cemetery in Durant, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Billy Pair, Hiram Pair, Robert Pair, Ted Pair, Dennis Pair and Rusty Shirley.

She was preceded in death by her parents, T. O. Hopkins and Dora Hopkins; husband, Everett Pair; daughter, Celestia Phillips; infant daughters, Levida Mae Pair and Kathy Genne Pair; brother, Abel Hopkins; sisters, Lena Mae Hopkins and Lucille Hopkins.

She is survived by sons and daughter-in-laws, Billy and Roxie Pair of Eureka, Hiram and Kim Pair of Eureka, Ted and Connie Pair of Corbet, Robert and Janis Pair of Corbet; son, Dennis Pair of Corsicana; daughters and son-in-laws, Lana and Jack Ward of Durant, Oklahoma, Gloria and James Stephens of Durant, Oklahoma, Jan and Jim Swaney of Eureka, Nona and Rusty Shirley of Corbet, Rita and Roy Wiseman of Corsicana, and Rev. James and Judy Williams of Corsicana. 41 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, two brothers and three sisters.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name, Jewell Mae Pair, to sign book and to submit memorial message.

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Thomas William Crews, Sr., 83, died March 17, 2005 in Alice, Texas.

Tom was the youngest of four children born to Rebecca and Syd Crews on July 9, 1921 in Navarro, Texas. After graduating from Corsicana High School, he attended Texas College of Mines in El Paso (presently UTEP) where he played football. Tom enlisted in the Army Air Corp (Now the Air Force) at the eruption of World War II, and was stationed primarily in England. He flew 13 missions over Germany as a tail gunner of a B17 bomber.

At the end of the war, Tom returned to the States and graduated form the University of Texas in Austin. There he met and later married Dorothy Chernosky on June 24, 1950.

The oilfield attracted Tom to Alice where he owned and operated Crews Wells Service. He became involved in various businesses, but his primary interest was raising and breeding world class Santa Gertrudis cattle.

Tom was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, his parents, and siblings.

He is survived by his son, Thomas W. Crews, Jr. and wife Terri of Alice; daughters, Camille Mealy and husband Chip of Houston, and Claire Keliehor and husband Bob of Alice. He had nine wonderful grandchildren whom he cherished and adored: Taylor, Trey, Tate and Taryn Crews; Martha Claire, John and Clay Mealy; and Ray and Christine Keliehor.

Above all, Tom loved his God, his country, and his family.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00pm Saturday, March 19, 2005 at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Alice, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Episcopal Church of the Advent, 200 N. Wright, Alice, Texas 78332 or the Alice Booster Club, P.O. Box 1821, Alice, Texas 78333.

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  • Published in Corpus Christi Caller Times 03/19/2005

Retha (Follis) Ward Mahoney
Feb 13, 1914 - Mar 21, 2005

Retha Follis Ward Mahoney, 91, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 21, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital after a brief illness.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Committal service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park, 7405 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas.

She was born Feb. 13, 1914, in Navarro County to John William Follis and Maggie Caroline Brunson Follis, who preceded her in death.

She was married to James Reuben Ward, who passed away in Los Angeles, Calif., in 1948. She married Lee Mahoney of Emhouse in 1949 and moved back to Texas. Mr. Mahoney passed away in 1965. Other family members who preceded her in death were seven brothers, Emmitt Follis and Robert Follis of Dallas, Virgil Follis of Lubbock, Oran Follis of Dimmitt, and Basil Follis, Bud Follis and Jack Follis of Corsicana; three sisters, Gertrude Chapman of Houston, Jewell Cobb of Corsicana and Mary Bonwell of San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; and stepson, William F. Mahoney of Corsicana.

She is survived by her daughters, Blanche Ward Kevlin of Dallas and Madge Ward Pate and husband Terry Pate of Seguin; sister, Bertha Follis Tramel of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Frances Mahoney of Corsicana; granddaughter, Carolyn Corder of Sequin; great-grandson, William Corder of Seguin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Tessie (Howell) Percival Haynes
Jan 19, 1912 - Mar 22, 2005

Tessie Howell Percival Haynes, 93, of Corsicana went home to be with her Lord March 22, 2005. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Shane Scruggs, Justin Goodnight, Rodney Haynes, Kevin Sherrad, Edwin Scruggs and Donald Howell.

Mrs. Haynes was born Jan. 19, 1912, in Jacksonville to the Rev. L. C. and Mary Lee Howell. She lived most of her life in Corsicana. Mrs. Haynes was a lifetime member of Missionary Baptist Church of Corsicana. Having accepted the Lord as her Savior at the age of 12, Mrs. Haynes was baptized by her father, L.C. Howell, who was pastor of the church at that time. The love of her Lord and church and family was shown throughout her life. She was a wife and homemaker and the pillar of her family. Mrs. Haynes was a member of the Eastern Star, Chapter 118.

Mrs. Haynes was preceded in death by her parents, L. C. and Mary Lee Howell; sisters, Carrie Adams, Jettie Goodman, Ruth Hamberlin, Reba Sanders and Mamie Cecil; brothers, Ezra Howell, Jewel Howell, Virgil Howell and L.C. Howell Jr. Also preceding her in death was her first husband, W. E. "Percy" Percival, and her second husband, T. G. "Cotton" Haynes.

Mrs. Haynes will be sorely missed and always loved by her survivors that include nieces, Debbie and husband Sandy Watson of Rural Shade, Cindy and husband John Goodnight of Corsicana, and Chris and husband James Haley and family of Corsicana; nephews, Shane and wife Lisa Scruggs and family of Richland, John and wife Kristy Goodnight and family of Corsicana and Justin Goodnight of Corsicana. She is also survived by son, Tom and wife Ann Haynes of Mesquite; grandsons, Rodney and wife Nancy Haynes of Irving and David Haynes of Madrid, Spain. Mrs. Haynes is also survived by up to four generations of other nieces and nephews and a host of friends who will love and miss her dearly.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billy Joe Palms
Jan 22, 1939 - Mar 20, 2005

Billy Joe Palms, 66, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Lewis Conway officiating and the Rev. Vernon Cook as eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Don Bailey, Leon Perry, Windell Smith, James Gooden, James Bruton and Darron Brown.

Mr. Palms was born Jan. 22, 1939, in Corsicana. He attended G. W. Jackson High School. He was a member of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, where he served faithfully on the usher board. He was known for his food that he prepared at V's Cafe, County Cafe, Parker Cafe and Roy's Cafe.

He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Johnnie B. Fields; and children, Hiriam, Little Willie and Baby Palms.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Palms; sister, Wanda Harris; four children, Billy Joe Palms Jr. and Shirley Mills (Rogers), all of Corsicana, Billie Jean Ware (Darryl) of Plano and Johnny Palms (Mayoma) of Corsicana; four grandchildren, Billy Joe III, Roger Jr., LaToya and LaTeka; four great-grandchildren; a devoted aunt, Ruth Tucker; cousin, David Blondsoe; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Archie Lee Beard
Born December 5, 1940     Died March 21, 2005

Archie Lee Beard of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 21, 2005, at his residence. Memorial services will be held at a later date. A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name Archie Lee Beard to sign book and to submit memorial message. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Neva Louise (Frost) Allen-Whitten
Aug 7, 1915 - Mar 23, 2005

NEVA LOUISE ALLEN-WHITTEN, 89, peacefully passed away in her home on March 23rd. 2005 in Sugar Land, Texas. She was born August 7th, 1915 to Barry and Jo Lena Frost in Corsicana, Texas. She married Robert Brooks Allen and they had 42 wonderful years together. She was also fortunate enough to reunite, later in life, with a childhood sweetheart Marion E. Whitten of Corsicana and Arlington, Virginia and they spent 10 wonderful years together. A devoted wife and mother whose passion was gardening and painting, she loved spending great times with her sister, and best friend, Katie Frost Neal of Galveston. She is preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Brooks Allen and Marion E. Whitten and her brother, Sam Frost. Neva is survived by her sons, John Lawrence Allen and his wife Diana and Robert Rike Allen and his wife Diann; sister, Katie Frost Neal; grand children, John Bryan Allen, Jennifer Elaine Allen, Natalie Hegwood, Alicia Haynes and Angela Hogue; 6 great grand children; numerous nieces and nephews; her step children, Reed Whitten, Robert Whitten, Kathy Clements and Ann Swylock; step grand son, Whit Clements; and her loyal feline companion Maxine. A private committal will take place at a later date.In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Houston Humane Society. The family would like to extend a special "THANK YOU" to Vitas Hospice and her caregivers, Rhonda and Belinda.

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  • Published in the Houston Chronicle on 3/24/2005
  • Submitted by Deborah Petersen
     

John R. Curington

John R. Curington, 58, was found dead in bed early Tuesday morning. His death was attributed to apoplexy.
Mr. Curington was a native of Navarro County and had long been prominently identified with law enforcement offices. At the time of his death he was serving his second term as Criminal District Attorney of Navarro County. He had previously served as Sheriff.
Surviving are his wife; seven children, C. O. Curington, Corsicana; J. D. Curington, San Francisco; Mrs. E. J. Womack, Cuero; Miss Cleo Curington, Austin; Carl Curington, Dallas; John Richard Curington Jr., Corsicana, and Miss Frances Curington, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. W.
A. Berger, Los Angeles, Calif.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

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Andrew Marshall Weems
Feb. 6, 1907 - Mar 26, 2005

Andrew Marshall Weems, 98, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005 in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Rebecca Emery and Mr. Otis Dunagan officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday.

Pallbearers will be James Sykes, Rex Bower, John Robinson, Bill Dodson, Mike Davis and Ken Whittaker. Honorary pallbearers will be Les Cotten, Don Barron, Lewis Palos, Pete Ellington and members of the Corsicana Emergency Corps.

Marshall was born in Chatfield Feb. 6, 1907 to George Walter Weems and Ida May (Marshall) Weems. He had lived in Corsicana since 1910. During the 1940s he worked at the Bluebonnet Ordinance Plant in McGregor, then went into the flooring sanding business. In the 1950s he and his wife owned and operated the Pleas U Candy Factory. They also owned and operated Kiddieland Park. Prior to retirement, he worked at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home for 33 years.

In 1955 and 1956, he served as Corsicana's police and fire commissioner. He was a charter member of the Corsicana Emergency Corps and served in the Corsicana Police Reserves and Navarro County Sheriff's Reserves. He was a member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Anita (Miles) Weems and a grandson, Bobby Glenn Cox.

He is survived by a son, Chuck and Patsy Weems of Malakoff; three daughters Marsha and Jim Grippe of Edmond, Okla., Jamie Posey of Payne Springs and Nancy Weems of Corsicana; three grandsons, Randy and Karla Cox of Red Oak, Andy and Autumn Cox of Waxahachie and Darrell and Tonya Posey of Payne Springs; four granddaughters, Debbie Cox of Duncanville, Mandy and Roger DeMoss of Bedford, Kimberly and Andy Kight of Owasso, Okla. and Erica Weems of Malakoff; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 95, Chatfield, TX 75105, or to the Corsicana Emergency Corps, P.O. Box 353, Corsicana, TX 75151, or St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lois Marie (Coffee) Williamson
June 20, 1924 - Mar 23, 2005

Lois Marie Williamson

Lois Marie Williamson, 80, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West.

Graveside services were Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Pallbearers were friends and family.

Mrs. Williamson was born June 20, 1924, in Owens to R. L. and Annie Jacobs Coffee. During her working life, she worked at a World War II defense plant in Grand Prairie. After 25 years of employment she retired from Tom's in Corsicana. After retirement Lois and husband Gerald owned and operated two local florists -- Flowers by Lois and House of Flowers -- for a total of 17 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Gerald.

Survivors include her son, Jerry Williamson of Corsicana; grandson, Jonathan Williamson of Carthage; granddaughters, Andra Williamson and Shanna Williamson Puentes of Corsicana; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Lil, Grace, Bertie and Jane, all of West Texas; and numerous nephews, nieces and friends.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Willie Rex French
Dec 10, 1910 - Mar 25, 2005

Willie Rex French, 94, went to be with his Lord on March 25, 2005. He was born at Navarro Mills on Dec. 10, 1910, and lived there with his wife of 68 years, Christine Thummel French, where they were members of Navarro Mills Baptist Church. He attended his first worship service in a baby buggy shortly after the wood frame church was built in 1910. He was preceded in death by parents, Willie and Minnie Lee French; son, Neilan French; and grandson, Willie Neilan French. He is survived by his wife, Christine French of Navarro Mills; daughter-in-law, Ellene French of Corsicana; son, Charles and his wife Sandra of Mesquite; daughter, Carolyn and her husband Joe Sawyer of Mesquite; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a niece, Naomi Lidderdale; and nephew, Aldon Crecelius.

As a young adult he was a member of a string band where he played the violin. He continued to play at community functions for many years.

He owned and operated a grocery store at Navarro Mills. When he closed that store, he went to work in Corsicana for Wooley and Payne Grocery and then retired from Slates Grocery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to Navarro Mills Cemetery Association at First Bank and Trust, P.O. Box 159, Dawson, TX 76639.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Bob Reid of Oklahoma and Rev. Larry Ramsour of Oklahoma officiating. Interment will follow at Navarro Mills Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Jason Sawyer, Damon French, Derek French, Chad French and Eli French.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dean Melton, Bobby Wade, Jackie Thomas, Bill Ford and Jimmy Stewart.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Les Hartsfield
Apr 26, 1923 - Mar 24, 2005

Les Hartsfield, 81, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 24, 2005, at his residence.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Hartsfield was born April 26, 1923, in Hobbs. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II, 10th Mountain Division, and fought in Italy. He was a member of Garland Road VFW 6796 in Dallas, Brick Layers Local 5 Union in Dallas, and Partners Golf Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Rosie Fay Hartsfield; and sister, Marcella Bost.

Survivors include his wife, Anita Hartsfield of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Mike Milligan of Corsicana; grandsons, Michael Lee Milligan, Daniel Monroe Milligan and Larry Tim Milligan, all of Corsicana; sisters, Lilian Ferguson of Quanah and Sue Degrazio and husband Joe of Wyoming; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Francis Humphries
Mar 21, 1916 - Mar 22, 2005

Mary Francis Humphries, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Lewis, Stephen Lewis, Chris Ziebold, Judson Humphries, Jake Humphries and Roy Lewis.

Mrs. Humphries was born March 21, 1916, in Corsicana. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Sam Humphries Sr.; and sister, Lena Rose Harvin.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Sam and Cindy Humphries of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Roy Lewis of Apopka, Fla.; grandsons, Judson Humphries of Elkhart, Jake Humphries of Corsicana, John Lewis of Palm City, Fla., and Stephen Lewis of Plano; granddaughters, Michelle Humphries and husband Abdulah Al-Harby of Corsicana, Victoria Humphries of Corsicana, and Catherine Ziebold and husband Chris of Allen; great-grandsons, Michael Humphries of Elkhart and Zachary Ziebold of Allen; great-granddaughter, Kerstin Humphries of Elkhart; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Pamela Curry Franklin
Aug 8, 1955 - Mar 17, 2005

Pamela Curry Franklin, 49, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, March 17, 2005, at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 1:30 p.m. today at Eastside Church of Christ, 906 E. 13th Ave. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Mrs. Franklin was born Aug. 8, 1955, in Corsicana. She was employed at Friendship Towers.

Survivors include her children, Rebecca R. Wallace and John Wallace, both of Dallas; granddaughter, NiLeigh Wallace of Dallas; mother, James Ola Nelson of Dallas; and sister, brothers, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Opal Lester
March 15, 1937 - Mar 22, 2005

Opal Lester, 68, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with Kenneth Hutchison officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Kutz, James Matthews, Jason Matthews, Jonathan Haynes, Miguel Lopez and Kenny Lester. Honorary pallbearers will be John Lindley and Ross Boothe.

Mrs. Lester was born March 15, 1937, in Iowa City, Iowa. She married Garlton E. Lester Sept. 13, 1952, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Survivors include her husband, Garlton Lester of Corsicana; daughters, Rita Zolecki of Corsicana and Patricia E. Lindley of Golinda; sons, Henry W. Lester of Klamath Falls, Ore., and Kenneth W. Lester of Hooks; grandsons, Jonathan Haynes of Cameron, Jason Matthews and wife Lisa of Waco and Josh Lester of Reno, Nev.; granddaughters, April Lopez and husband Miguel of Round Rock, Kerri Luper of Texarkana and Brandi Lester of Cartwright, Okla.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A video tribute to Opal Lester may be viewed on the Internet by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com. Select the proper obituary and click on the video memorials link. There is also an online guest book for your use.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard D. Salter
Feb 27, 1917 - Feb 27, 1917

Richard D. Salter, 88, passed away Thursday, March 24, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Feb. 27, 1917, in Angus and attended school in Emhouse, later graduating from Texas A&M.

Mr. Salter was a career pilot in the U.S. Air Force, attaining the rank of lieutenant colonel, before retiring to Corsicana in 1968. He became active in the cattle business in the area for many years.

He was a decorated bomber pilot, serving in the Aleutian Islands campaign during World War II, earning the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Purple Heart medals.

Mr. Salter was preceded in death by his parents, Dick and Johnnie Salter; daughter, Margaret "Peggy" Jacobs; and brother, Robert Salter.

He is survived by his wife of many years, Leila F. Salter; daughter, Helen of Columbia, Md.; son, Donald of Beaumont; two grandchildren and one great-granddaughter of Detroit, Mich.; two sisters, Helen Slater of Little Rock, Ark., and Mildred Shanks of Garland; and several nieces and nephews.

The family is honoring his request for no services and no flowers.

Visitation only will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Arrangements for cremation are under the supervision of Corley Funeral Home.

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Benjamin H. Irwin
Jul 13, 1851 - Feb 28, 1935

February 27, 1935
IRWIN - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 27. - Benjamin H. Irwin, 83, native of Indiana but resident of Navarro County fifty-five years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Mary Magness, Wortham Route 1, south of Currie, Wednesday noon and the funeral will be held at the Bazette Cemetery [Prairie Point Cemetery] Thursday afternoon. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Florence McPherson, Tulsa, Ok.; Mrs. Mary Magness, Wortham; Mrs. F. O. Miller, Wortham, and Mrs. Claire Fortner, Roane; four sons, W. T. Irwin, Stamford; W. H. Irwin, Whittenburg; F. L. Irwin, Corsicana, and C. A. Irwin, Brownsville, and a number of grandchildren.

March 2, 1935
IRWIN - Wortham, Texas. March 2. - B. H. Irwin, 83, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Magness, three miles north-east of Wortham, Wednesday morning. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at Prairie Point, Navarro County. Irwin had lived in Navarro County more than fifty years. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. John Magness and Mrs. F. O. Miller of Wortham, Mrs. Florence McPherson of Tulsa, Ok., and Mrs. Claire Fortner of Roane, and four sons, F. L. Irwin of Corsicana, C. A. Irwin of Brownsville, W. H. Irwin of Whittenburg and W. T. Irwin of Stamford.

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Sarah Elizabeth Hardin
abt 1848 - 1935

March 1, 1935
HARDIN - Corsicana, Texas, March 1. - Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hardin, 87, resident of Navarro County sixty-nine years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ella Stevens, at Richland Friday. Funeral services will be held at the Ward Cemetery near Pursley Saturday. Surviving are five sons and seven daughters.
March 3, 1935

HARDIN - Corsicana, Texas.  March 3 - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Elizabeth Hardin, 87, Navarro County resident for sixty-nine years, widow of the late W. P. Hardin, Confederate veteran, who died at Richland Friday, were held at Ward Cemetery Saturday afternoon. Surviving are five sons, John Hardin, San Antonio; M. L. Hardin, Pursley; E. C. Hardin, Littleton, Colo.; E. G. Hardin, Carlsbad, N. M. and R. L. Hardin, Brownwood; seven daughters, Mrs. Ellen Christian, Fountain, Colo.; Mrs. Louis Valentine, Richland; Mrs. Alda Barnes, Millet, Alberta, Canada; Mrs. Nannie Franklin, Dallas; Mrs. Ella Stevens, Richland; Mrs. Eva Henson, Bentonville, Ark., and Mrs. Lucy Beard, Dallas; a number of grandchildren and a brother, J. H.
Stewart, Abilene.

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John Bell Robinson
Sep 7, 1862 - Mar 1, 1935

ROBINSON - Corsicana, Texas.  March 2 - J. Bell Robinson, 74, native of Navarro County, resident of Sour Lake for the last thirty years, died Saturday morning at his home in Sour Lake. The funeral will be held at Oakwood Cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Robinson was born at Dresden and was a merchant at Blooming Grove for a number of years. Surviving are a son, Hugh Robinson, Overton; three daughter, Mrs. Luch Wade, Longview; Mrs. Guy Nees, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Quimby Hardy, Rio Grande Valley; three brothers, W. D. Robinson, S. E. (Turk) Robinson and Jim Robinson all of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Della Blair, Dresden.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. B. ROBINSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. Bell Robinson, age 74 years, prominent Sour Lake citizen and formerly merchant at Blooming Grove, native of Dresden, who died at Sour Lake Saturday morning at 12:30 o’clock after a short illness, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mr. Robinson was a member of the Lions club, board of school trustees and other civic circles of Sour Lake.

Surviving are a son, Hugh Robinson, Overton; three daughters, Mrs. Lucy Wade, Longview; Mrs. Guy Nees, Wichita Falls; and Mrs. Quimby Hardy, Rio Grande Valley; three brothers W. D. Robinson, S. E. Robinson and Jim Robinson, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Della Blair, Dresden and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. B. Robinson, Jr., Blooming Grove; William Babb, Jim Robinson, Beverly Caldwell, Billie Kenner, Durwood Robinson, Wiley Robinson, Jr., all of Corsicana and Ditt McCormick, Frost.

Honorary pallbearers were L. E. McCormick, Will S. Knight, J. D. Cunningham, Corsicana; Frank Carpenter, Sour Lake; E. B. Robinson, J. H. Melton, both of Blooming Grove; John F. Watson, Barry; and J. E. Melton, Dresden.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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R. J. Grady, died Feb 1915
Grady - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 27. - The Rev. R. J. Grady, aged 77 and a Methodist Protestant minister for over forty years, died here. A wife and four grown children survive him.
His children are Ned Grady of Kemp, George Grady of Weston, Mrs. J. S. Howell of Slaton and Mrs. John Sevan of Corsicana. Most of the life of the deceased was spent in this and Limestone county.

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Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Baldauf
1864 - Feb. 27, 1915

Baldauf - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 27 - Miss Lizzie Baldauf died at the home of her brother-in-law, G. W. Barth, this morning at 10:30 o'clock. Miss Baldauf was 50 years of age and came to Corsicana with her parents in 1872. She was one of the best known women in the county. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. G. W. Barth, and a brother, F. W. Baldauf of Little Rock, Ark. who has been at her bedside for several weeks. The body was buried today from the Catholic Church at 3 p.m.

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Funeral Yesterday Afternoon.

The remains of the late Miss Lizzie Baldauf were laid to rest yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock after an impressive funeral service in the Catholic church at 3 o’clock in the presence of a church filled with friends of the deceased who lover her in life and who had come to pay her their last tribute of love and respect. Rev. Father Graffeo conducted the services and the pall bearers were: Active—W. A. Carter, Henry Robbins, H. R. Smalley, Ben Rosenberg, S. J. Lanham and M. L. Levine. Honorary—W. E. McCabe, E. H. Church, J. M. Dyer, W. H. Fendley and Robt. Johnson.

The floral offerings of cut flowers and pot plants were exceedingly beautiful and in great profusion.

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Elizabeth Ann "Lizzy" (Zuber) Swanson
Mar 2, 1847 - Jun 7, 1930

Woman Dies at Corsicana
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 7. - Mrs. Elizabeth Swanson, 83, resident of Corsicana for twenty-nine years died Saturday. The funeral will be held from residence of her daughter Mrs. M. S. Docum, Sunday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving also are one son, C. C. Swanson, New York City; three grandson, O. L. Dockum. Wichita Falls; C. R. Dockum, El Paso, and R. S. Dockum, Corsicana; Three sisters, Mrs. Walter Sealy, Cuthbert, Ga.; Mrs. W. T. Swanson, San Antonio, and Mrs. Mattie Jackson, Havana, Fla.; three brothers, Bishop Zuber, Baton Rouge, La., B. H. Zuber and T. W. Zuber, both of San Antonio.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. SWANSON

MOTHER MRS. M. S. DOCKUM PASSED AWAY SATURDAY MORNING LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Elizabeth Swanson, aged 83, native of Georgia, but resident of Corsicana for 28 years, died in the Navarro county hospital Saturday morning at 6:40 following an illness of one week, and the funeral will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. M. S. Dockum, 1411 West Third avenue, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Swanson made her home with her daughter.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Swanson was a member of the First Methodist church here and had been a member of the Methodist church practically all of her life.

Surviving are daughter, Mrs. Dockum; one son, C. C. Swanson, New York City; three grandsons, O. L. Dockum, Wichita Falls; C. R. Dockum, El Paso; and R. S. Dockum, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Sealy, Cuthbert, Ga.; Mrs. Walter Sealy, Cuthbert, Ga.; Mrs. W. T. Sevensen, San Antonio; Mrs. Mattie Jackson, Havanna, Fla.; three brothers, Bishop Zuber, Baton Rouge, La.; B. H. Zuber and T. W. Zuber, both of San Antonio.

Active pallbearers will be B. L. Davis, R. J. Jackson, Lawrence Treadwell, T. C. Orr, Clyde Stroud, Robert Stell, Sr., P. C. Townsend and A. A. Allison. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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George W. Mecham,
Died March 1934

Mar 29, 1934

MECHAM - Corsicana, Texas. March 28. - George W. Mecham, 72, died Wednesday morning, following a stroke of paralysis. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 1 o'clock at the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral cortege will leave for Cleburne following the services at the church. Burial will be in the Cleburne Cemetery at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Mr. Mecham had been a member of the Masonic lodge fifty years. Surviving are his wife; one son, George P. Mecham, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Arnold Hays, Dallas; Mrs. J. C. Lilly, Dallas; Miss Rose Mecham, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Johnnie Lee "HoDo" Carroll Sr.
Mar 26, 1930 - Apr 5, 2005

Johnnie Lee "HoDo" Carroll Sr., 75, of Everman, a loving husband, father and grandfather passed away Tuesday, April 5, 2005, in Fort Worth.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Greenwood Funeral Home, 3100 White Settlement Road, Fort Worth.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Greenwood Garden Chapel. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. at Oakgrove Cemetery, Kerens.

Johnnie was born March 26, 1930, in Kerens. On Feb. 24, 1951, he married the love of his life, Dorothy Marie Jones. The couple started a family that blossomed into four children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Johnnie served more than 20 years in the National Guard before retiring. In 1991, he retired from the City of Everman after serving 25 years. Johnnie was a member of the Masonic Lodge Deer Creek 510. He enjoyed traveling with Dorothy, gardening, fishing, sitting on the porch and spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Dorothy Carroll; son, Johnnie Lee "J. L." Carroll Jr. and wife, Donna; daughters, Debbie Ewell and husband, Jack, Donna Handley and husband, Donald, and Delores Pack and husband, Lesley; brother, Luther H. Carroll Jr.; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many other family members and friends.

Arrangements by Greenwood Funeral Home, Fort Worth.

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Lee A. Mitcham
May 13, 1917 - Apr 5, 2005

Lee A. Mitcham, 87, of Frankston was called home to be with the Lord April 5, 2005. He was born May 13, 1917, in Purdon to William E. and Fannie Mitcham. He was preceded in death by his parents, W. E. and Fannie Mitcham; wife, Theresa Gray Mitcham; three brothers and four sisters.

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jennie Kathryn Mitcham of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Bill Little of Frankston; stepdaughters, Ann and Dick Parker of Katy and Gaynelle and Steve Newport of Duncanville; stepson, Donnie Bone of Lewisville; grandsons, Lee Wesley Hodges of Fayetteville, Ark., and Jeffrey Hodges of Frankston; granddaughter, Cecelia Reiken of Fayetteville, Ark.; seven great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, six step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Mitcham was born in Navarro County and forced to drop out of school in the eighth grade. After working on the farm where he lived with his widowed mother, he went from here to ranch work in West Texas, traveling Stamps song book salesman, oil field worker, boilermaker, and taxi cab driver. While driving a cab, he stopped one day to get gas and talked the owner into selling him his business. Mr. Mitcham stayed in that business for 21 years. It wasn't long until he got into the auto parts business, too. This developed into an after market warehouse. When he left the service station business for good, he developed the one warehouse into two, one in Dallas and the other in Temple. In 1990 he moved back to Corsicana, where he lived until January 2003.

Lee Mitcham was a loving father, grandfather and husband. He was generous to a fault. He was always there to help anyone needing help. Mr. Mitcham had a heart as big as Texas. He will be missed by all.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Grove Hill Memorial Park, 4118 Samuel Blvd., Dallas.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Hodges, Jeffrey Hodges II, Wesley Hodges, Christopher Madewell, Ross Maxfield, Cecil Bailey, John Slate, Harold Williamson and Joe Bob Tekell.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Shirley Ard
Nov 04, 1928 - Apr 04, 2005

James S. Ard, 76, of Malakoff passed away Monday, April 4, 2005, in Athens.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mr. Ard was born Nov. 4, 1928, in Corsicana He was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Hattie Jewel Ard; brother, Joe Dean Ard; and sister, Verlene Derden.

Survivors include his sister, Jerry Sue Wilson of Stanford; daughter, Brenda Brown of Corsicana; sons, Jimmy Dean Scoggins of San Antonio, Edward Dale Scoggins of Haltom City, Robert Earl Scoggins of Corsicana and Steven Ray Scoggins of Freeport; five grandsons, four granddaughters and numerous nieces and nephews.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the James S. Ard obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ted Michael Barron
Nov 28, 1949 - Apr 2, 2005

Ted Michael Barron, 55, of Dallas passed away Saturday, April 2, 2005, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Bishop Chapel of Memories with the Rev. Kyle Cummings officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Phil Farrell, Rick Lacey, Gary Reinsch, Chris Reinsch, John Wagstaff, Duran Ray, Ron Denzy, Dennis Blackwood, Donald Murray, Jeff Murray, Charlie Thomas and Bobby Bruce.

Ted Michael was born Nov. 28, 1949, in McAlester, Okla., to Tommy and Wanda Holden Barron. As a young child, the family moved to Richardson, where he graduated from high school. He attended the University of Texas at Arlington. Ted was baptized as a young man at Northrich Baptist Church in Richardson. He was a self-employed contractor/carpenter, the owner of Diligent Construction, holding the contract for the American Airlines Center in Dallas. He also worked building numerous restaurants in the Dallas metro area. He was currently building the Shandez Restaurant in Dallas. Ted was a volunteer for the White Rock Lake Love of the Lakes project, where they would rebuild habitat and picnic areas. He was umpire for numerous amateur and professional baseball teams, was a member of "Our Gang" Rugby Club, which traveled internationally, and was an avid sports fan.

Survivors include his mother, Wanda Barron of McAlester, Okla.; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Barbara and Mark Wagstaff of Tyler and Michelle Barron of Krebs, Okla.; a niece, Charlotte Wagstaff of Tyler; a nephew, John Wagstaff of Tyler; his beloved friend, Cynthia Bruce of Dallas; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Tommy Barron, on Oct. 20, 2001, and his grandparents.

Arrangements by Bishop Funeral Service, McAlester, Okla.

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Son of C. P. Peoples

Boy Dies in Camp.
Special To The News.
Corsicana. Tex., May 22. - A little son of C. P. Peoples, grading contractor for the Trinity and Brazos Valley Railroad, die din camp a short distance from Corsicana today

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Joel A. Kerr

KERR - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 26 - Joel A. Kerr, who came to Corsicana in 1851, died today. He was one of this city's oldest citizens and for many years was a successful business man here and retired from the business field some time ago.

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Richard Semmins

Negro Teacher Killed.
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 7. - Richard Semmins, a negro school teacher, was shot and killed last night. Dick Adams, also colored is under arrest.

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Robert Cates

Killed by Horse.
Special to The News.
Corsicana, Tex., May 23. - Robert Cates died last night at Richland from the effects of a kick by a horse.

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Fred Cherry

Boy Accidentally Killed.
Special to The News.
Corsicana, Tex., April 28. - While hunting this afternoon Fred Cherry, the 15-year-old son of Charles Cherry, was instantly killed by the accidental discharge of his gun.

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David Swank, Rev.
Sep 15, 1823 - Feb 11, 1906

Aged Minister Dies.
Special to The News.
Corsicana, Tex., Feb 12. - Rev. David Swank, an aged minister of the Christian Church and a Texas pioneer, died here last night. He was 82 years of age and prior to coming here was a resident of Grandview, Johnson County, where the greater part of his long life had been spent.

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John Wesley Ivy
Aug 27, 1837 - Jan 25, 1905

Killed by Train.
Special to The News.
Jan. 25. - An old gentleman named Ivy was killed at Frost today by the local from Corsicana to Hillsboro. His body was cut in two. He was formerly in business there and was about 78 years old.

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George Chapman

Pathetic Death
Young Man Mourns Loss of Father Killed in an Accident.
Special to The News.
Corsicana, Tex., Jan 12. - The death today of George Chapman has about it a pathetic side. While employed here he received notice that his father had died as the result of a railroad accident. "From that time he never appeared to be the same man," said his employer. Tuesday he was adjudged insane by a jury in the County Court. This morning he was reported seriously ill, and at 12: 30 p. m. he was a corpse.
So far as known his only surviving relative is a brother living in Kokoma, Ind. Deceased is reputed to have been a great traveler and at one time was with Ringling Bros.' show. He held a burial benefit in an insurance company, had lived here for a years and fine months and those who knew him speak well of him.

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L. Cohen

L. Cohen, aged 73 years, an old resident of Corsicana, a native of Poland, died yesterday. The deceased was the father-in-law of I. P. Levy of this city. The remains will be shipped by Undertaker George W. Loudermilk to Corsicana, where interment will be made.

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Jess Barton

Well-Known Negro Killed.
Special to The News.
Corsicana, Tex., Oct. 13. - Jess Barton, a well-known negro barber, was shot and is thought to be fatally wounded here tonight. One ball struck Barton near the heart.

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Sid Logan

Fatal Gin Accident.
Man Dies from Getting Arm Caught in the Saws.
Sid Logan met a tragic death at Harrisburg Switch in McLennan County last night. While feeding a gin his arm was caught in the saws and so badly torn that he bled to death. His remains were buried here today, where he had a mother and sister living. Logan was unmarried.

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R. H. Teed

A BRAKEMAN KILLED

While Coupling Cars Two of Them Come Together, Crushing Him To Deah.
NEGRO MAN FOUND DEAD.
Verdict at the Inquest Was That He Died from Natural Causes - The Mayor is Happy

At the Twelfth street railroad crossing in the Cotton Belt yards this morning at 7:40, Brakeman R. H. Teed, aged about 40 years, was caught between a baggage and box car, and before he could extricate himself was fatally crushed. Death followed about half an hour afterwards.
The dead man, who was head brakeman for the Cotton Belt branch local to Hillsboro, was making up his train and doing some other switching. He had orders to place the baggage car at a certain point and had backed up to couple on to it. The baggage car had the "Miller hook" coupling, as did the box car, and when the two met they passed each other, and the unfortunate brakeman, by not jumping out, was caught, the steps of the baggage car pressing against the end of the box car, where he was brushed to unconsciousness.
When the train eased back he fall from between the cars and was seen by Agent J. F. Lehane, who immediately removed the suffering man to his office, where he expired.
The deceased was at one time yardmaster of the Cotton Belt here, and went north to do railroading, but came back to his old road here about the 15th of last month, and was at work continuously from that time.
He was a member of the Order of Railroad Conductors, and also belonged to the Knights of Pythias, was well liked, and leaves a wife at Tyler, where the remains were shipped for interment this afternoon.

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E. C. Woodson

WOODSON - Corsicana, Tex., July 29. - Rev. E. C. Woodson, Methodist circuit rider for Richland mission, in this county, died this afternoon. The funeral will occur from the Methodist church in this city tomorrow.

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Willie Wilson

WILSON - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 3. - Willie Wilson, the little son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Y. Wilson, died yesterday and was buried this morning.

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Susie Sanders

SANDERS - Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 26 - Miss Susie Sanders died at the home of Mr. Cox in east Corsicana.

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Seymour Lewis

KILLING AT CORSICANA
Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 9. - This afternoon Seymour Lewis was shot an instantly killed in the northeastern part of the city. The killed and killer are negroes. The homicide has been separated from his wife for eight months. He lives near Richmond and came here to-day on horseback. He went to where his wife lives and found Lewis there, and the shooting followed. The negroes are excited over the affair.

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William Foster

WILLIAM FOSTER.
Corsicana, Tex., June 20. - Mr. William Foster, treasurer of this city, died to-day.

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Mary Catherine Hicks

HICKS - Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., Tex. Aug. 30. - (To The News) - Another old Texas has fallen by the wayside and "crossed over the river to rest in the shade of the trees." Mrs. Mary Catherine Hicks died at Frost Aug. 29. "Cousin Kate," as she was familiarly called, was born in Copiah county, Mississippi, 1827, married to Moses Hicks in 1847 and immediately came to Texas, settling on the Sabine river, in Harrison county. They came to Navarro county in 1851, and here she lived and died. Moses Hicks went back to Mississippi in 1888 on business and died, his widow living with relatives until death. Her favorite newspapers were the Galveston-Dallas News. She has been a reader of the Galveston News for nearly half a century. She was a sister of Capt. R. N. Calhoun, an old Mexican veteran and a captain in the Confederate army, who was murdered in New Mexico several years ago. She now sleeps in the Dresden cemetery. B. F. Carroll.

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AdelineGraham

GRAHAM - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 9. - Alderman Graham of this city has received the news of the death of Mrs.
Adeline Graham, his mother, which occurred in the town of Mexia yesterday.

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William Caston

CASTON - Corsicana, Tex., April 11. - Dr. Wm. Caston died last night of pneumonia.

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William W. Frost
1816 - 1896

FROST - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 11. - This morning about 3:30 o'clock William W. Frost, aged 81, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Purdom, Mr. Frost was an old Mexican war veteran, who came to Texas from North Carolina in the early days and was a companion of Sam Houston and John H. Reagan. For years he worked beside the latter in Nacogdoches county. For about fifty years he has resided in Navarro county, and his children, Judge S. R. Frost and Mrs. J. M. Purdom, live here. The funeral occurred this afternoon.

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Mrs. M. T. Drane

DRANE - Corsicana, Tex., May 25. - Mrs. M. T. Drane, mother of Mrs. C. R. Bullock of Dallas and F. N. and Miss Maude Drane and Mrs. R. N. Elliott, died at 6:30 this evening.

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N. H. Butler

N. H. BUTLER.
Corsicana, Tex., May 11. - Mr. N. H. Butler died this morning, aged 60 years. He came to this state from Georgia forty-one years ago.

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Maude M. Absher

Mrs. W. H. Absher, 66, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the residence and funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the church of which she was a member, conducted the rites.
Surviving are two sons, Claud Absher of Corsicana and Arthur L. Absher of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Ernest Prince of Corsicana; one brother, Lee Melton of Duncan, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Webb of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Aaron Prince of Corsicana; Mrs. Tank Spivey of Bellview, and Mrs. John Ammongs of Louisiana, and three grandchildren.

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Esir R. Ablon

Esir R. Ablon, 51, of 3525 University Boulevard, a native of Dallas and manager of the A&A Grill, 216 South Record, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital.
Ablon had lived in Dallas all but six years of his life, which he spent in Monroe, La. He was a member of Congregation Tiferet Israel.
Surviving are his wife; two sons, Arnold N. Ablon and Benjamin M. Ablon; three brothers, Ben Ablon and Dave Ablon of Dallas, and George Ablon of Shreveport, La., and two sisters, Mrs. A Rubenstein and Mrs. A.
Rubinett, both of Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Weiland Funeral Chapel, 2909 Live Oak. Burial will be in Corsicana.

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William P. Adams

William P. Adams, 77, died at a local hospital Tuesday following an automobile accident Monday. His is the eighth death in Navarro County since Jan. 1 from automobile accidents. Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Adams had been in the grocery business for a number of years. The family had lived in Corsicana for the last twenty years. Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. W. Thomas, Corsicana, and Mrs. G. C. Duncan, Dallas; two sons, J. C. Adams, Kirven, and B. R. Adams, Corsicana, and six grandchildren.

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Susie Laura (Clampitt) Adams
Aug 30, 1908 - Apr 28, 1937

Mrs. Otis Adams, 29, died early Wednesday. Funeral services were held at the First Christian Church Wednesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband; a son, Eduane Oaks; mother, Mrs.
Bettie Clampett; three brothers, Benjamin Clampett, Frank Clampett and Albert Clampett, and three sisters, Miss Annie Clampett, Miss Virginia Clampett and Mrs. Minnie Cox, all of Corsicana.

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Emily Roberta Sharp

Mrs. E. R. Sharp, native of Navarro County and a resident of Corsicana practically all of her life, died at her home Wednesday morning. She was a daughter of the late M. Byrd and a sister of the late Mrs. Bank Sutherland. Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mary Sharp, Corsicana, and Mrs. George Hart, Beaumont, and a sister, Mrs. Bettie Harris, Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Mary Belton Adams

Mrs. Mary Belton Adams, 67, died at her home here Monday afternoon.
Surviving are two sons, B. R. Adams, Corsicana, and J. C. Adams, Kirven; two daughters, Mrs. M. W. Thomas, Corsicana, and Mrs. C. G. Duncan, Dallas, and six grandchildren.

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J. T. Adams

J. T. Adams, 97, retired farmer, died at Malakoff Wednesday, and funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church there Friday. Burial was in the Malakoff Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, John Adams of Binger, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs.
Dora Aaron of Dallas, Mrs. J. G. Bennett of Corsicana and Mrs. Calhoun Robertson of Malakoff; seventeen grandchildren and forty-one great-grandchildren.

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Epitacio Adame
May 23, 1902 in Mexico - Jan 26, 1935

Epatacie Adame, 32, died Saturday morning. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Adame; five brothers, six sisters and an aunt.
Funeral services are planned for some time Monday.

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J. T. Young

Funeral services were held at noon Monday for J. T. Young, 36, who lived near Mildred on Corsicana Route 4, pneumonia victim, from the residence, with the Rev. E. L. Liddell in charge. Burial was in the Chatfield Cemetery. He is survived by his wife and five small children, including a 3-day-old daughter; and three brothers, J. D. Young, C. R. Young and H. E. Young.

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W. H. Young

Funeral services for W. H. Young, Aransas Pass bank president, who died in Corpus, were held at Oakwood Cemetery Friday. Judge Young formerly lived in Corsicana. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. A. H.
Moore; two grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters in Kentucky.

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Joy Zilliox

Mrs. Joy Zilliox of Corsicana was killed instantly fifteen miles east of Athens Friday night when the automobile she was driving collided with another car. Mrs. Booth Lowe of Dallas and an 8-year-old boy in the car with Mrs. Zilliox escaped uninjured.
The party was en route from Fort Worth to Kilgore at the time of the accident. Mrs. Zilliox's body was taken to Corsicana.

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Mrs. G. G. Younger

Funeral was held Tuesday for Mrs. G. C. Younger, 67, died at her home here Monday. Native of Mississippi, she had lived here fifty years.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, W. C. Younger, Corsicana, and T. C. Younger, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Auerbach, Wortham; two grandchildren, two brothers, C. R. Everett, Fort Worth, and Walton Everett, Malakoff; three sisters, Mrs. W. B. McGlohen and Mrs. Dave Donahue, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, Fort Worth.

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George Conway Younger

Rites for George Conway Younger, 78, retired paint contractor, who died of a heart attack at his home here, were held Monday, with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, W. C. Younger, Corsicana, and Tommie C. Younger, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Auerbach, Wortham; two grandchildren and a great-grandson.

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Nettie Young

Mrs. Nettie Young, former Corsicanan, aged 75 years, died in Dallas Friday. Funeral rites were held in Dallas Sunday with burial in Hamilton Cemetery near here.
Surviving are three sons, E. L., J. C. and W. C. Young, all of Dallas; several grandchildren and two brothers, Art Dudley, Ennis, and Dick Dudley, Alice.

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John Basley Young

John Basley Young, 86, died at his home here Thursday evening and the funeral was held from the family residence Friday with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Thomas M. McCormack of San Antonio; one brother, D. A. Young of Corsicana. Pallbearers were J. Albert Young, John W. Young, Jimmie Doolen, Vernon Tramel and Jesse B. Gordon.

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  • September 4, 1931
  • John Basley Young, 15 Aug 1845 - 03 Sep 1931

Mrs. J. Albert Young

Mrs. J. Albert Young of Corsicana, mother of Mrs. Leslie Young Cooper of 3620 Haynie, died in a Dallas hospital Thursday. Other survivors are her husband and three sons, John C. Young of Waco, Harvey Young of Washington, D. C., and Albert Young of Garland. Funeral services and burial will be in Corsicana.

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  • May 29, 1947, Dallas, Texas
  • Mrs. J. Albert Young, died May 1947

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