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Marion Collins
Jun 4, 1930 - Mar 28, 2005

Marion Collins, 74, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 28, 2005, in Temple.

He will be cremated. No services are planned.

Mr. Collins was born June 4, 1930, in Halls, Tenn. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a retired machinist. He had worked at Hughes Tool and Oil City Iron Works. He enjoyed his hobby as a jewelry maker.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Collins of Corsicana; mother, Virginia Itchue of Teague; sons, Dan Coker and wife Edna of Gun Barrel City, Don Coker of Baytown, Jerry Coker and wife Pat of Lufkin, Cliff Coker of Deer Park, and Mike Coker and wife Julie of Frost; daughters, Lynda Coker of Webster, Joanna Mayo and husband Scott of Navarro, and Jena Perkins and husband John of Houston; 21 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Keith Garland Smith
Mar 8, 1941 - Mar 29, 2005

Keith Garland Smith, 64, of Trinidad passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 1, at Ford Funeral Home in Coffeyville, Kan.

Mr. Smith was born March 8, 1941, in Coffeyville, Kan. He was employed with Sprint Telephone for 39 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Smith.

Survivors include his mother, Garnett Barnard Thomas, and stepfather, Boyd Thomas; wife, Connie Smith of Trinidad; son, Scott Smith and wife Debra of Mountain View, Okla.; son, Steve Smith of Caney, Kan.; daughter, Shannon Smith of Trinidad; sister, Janeva Bledsoe and husband Dale of Topeka, Kan.; and seven grandchildren, Travis, Kyle, Megan, Katie, Kaleb, Vance and Raven.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com Click on obituaries and go to the name Keith Garland Smith to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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S. G. Hemphill
Jun 2, 1844 - Jan 7, 1898 (or 1899 ?)

HEMPHILL - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 7. - At 12:25 o'clock this morning S. G. Hemphill died at his residence in this city very unexpectedly from dengue fever. For seven years he was city marshal of Marlin, this state. He had resided here since 1881.

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A. E. Jones, died Apr. 5, 1891

A. E. Jones. Corsicana, Tex., April 6 - A. E. Jones, an old resident of the city, died yesterday.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • April 6, 1891, Corsicana, Texas

Mrs. Jud Hook, died Apr. 1891

Corsicana, Tex., April 13. - Mrs. Jud Hook died in East Corsicana Sunday.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • April 13, 1891, Corsicana, Texas

Jim Jones, died Feb. 17, 1899

Jim Jones, a Katy fireman, died at 3:40 this morning. He was taken seriously sick on a run to Fort Worth Wednesday. He was a member of the Order of Locomotive Firemen, by whom his remains will be interred in the city cemetery at Corsicana to-morrow.

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Monroe Westley

DIED OF INJURIES
Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 4 - The negro, Monroe Westley, who was struck on the head with a stick at Tinkle night before last, died yesterday. The sheriff and a deputy hunted for his assailant yesterday, but he was successful in making his escape so far. The hunt is being continued to-day.

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Ed Palmer

MORTUARY
ED PALMER
Corsicana, Tex., April 4. - Ed Palmer, aged 35, died here last night. He leaves a wife, no children.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Ed Palmer, died Apr. 3, 1894
  • April 4, 1894, Corsicana, Texas

Infant Shropshire

An Infant
Weatherford, Tex., Aug. 16. - The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Shropshire died yesterday. It will be taken to Corsicana for burial.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • August 16, 1892, Weatherford, Parker County, Texas

UNKNOWN Mosher

The Burned Man Dead.

Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 9. - The man Moser, who was so unfortunate as to roll off of his bed Wednesday night into the fireplace at Jenning's wagon yard, died to-day about 2 o'clock. The verdict of the coroner's jury was that deceased come to his death from the effects of being burned accidentally.

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Ora (Root) Hornbeck

MRS. C. M. Hornbeck.
Corsicana, Navarro Co., Tex., Dec. 14. - Mrs. C. M. Hornbeck, nee Miss Ora Root, died here this evening.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • December 14, 1893, Corsicana, Texas
  • Ora Hornbeck, died Dec. 1893

Mrs. Johnnie Hendrix

MRS. JOHNNIE HENDRICKS.

Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 20. - Mrs. Johnnie Hendirx, relict of the late Wm. Hendrix, died here Sunday morning, the 19th, aged 21 years.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • August 20, 1894, Corsicana, Texas
  • Mrs. Johnnie Hendrix, died Aug. 19, 1894

J. R. Ransom

RANSOM - Corsicana, Tex., Aug 31. - Esquire J. R. Ransom, aged 69, died this evening. Deceased had lived in this county for over forty years.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • August 31, 1896, Corsicana, Texas
  • J. R. Ransom, died Aug. 31, 1896

Columbus Parker
1851 - Dec 19, 1885

SUDDEN DEATH AT CORSICANA
Columbus Parker the Victim
Special to the News
Corsicana, Dec. 19. - About 7 o'clock this morning Columbus Parker dropped dead at his residence in this city. He had just closed his business house and gone home in his usual health. As he reached his gate he called to his wife to come to his assistance, which she did in company with another lady.
They led him to the door, some twenty feet from the gate, where he sat down and died in a few minutes. He was a consumptive and subject to hemorrhage, which latter was the immediate cause of his death. He was buried this evening. He was a good citizen.

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J. T. Armstrong

MORTUARY
ARMSTRONG - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 9. - Rev. J. T. Armstrong, an old resident of the city, died at his residence this morning at 10 o'clock. The funeral will occur to-morrow at 10 a.m.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • December 9, 1895, Corsicana, Texas
  • J. T. Armstrong, died Dec. 9, 1895

Hugh F. Ewing

Death of Major Hugh F. Ewing
Major Hugh F. Ewing died yesterday morning at 10 o'clock at his residence in Oak Cliff. Major Ewing was in his 60th years, was a Tennessean by birth and served through the civil war in the army of the Tennessee on the staffs of Gens. Polk and Bragg. After the war he moved to Texas, resided at Corsicana for several years and then moved to Dallas.

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Gov. Lawrence Sulivan Ross

The first news of the death of ex-Gov. L. S. Ross was received here this morning when The News reached the city and the expressions of sorrow and regret have been general. The news, coming so unexpectedly, was a shock to the many admirers of Gen. Ross, especially to his old comrades in arms, who loved him as a soldier and honored him as one of the noblest Texans. Quite a number will go from Corsicana to attend the funeral at Waco to-morrow.

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Marjorie Johnston

Marjorie Johnston of Liberty, formerly of Corsicana, joined her loving husband Mark Johnston on March 30, 2005, at 2:40 a.m. at Methodist Hospital, Houston.

She is survived by five sisters, Loys Bounds and Annabell Bounds of Monahans, Jean Jones of Dallas, Mary Roberson and Beverly Bounds of Garland; two brothers, Dale Watson of Waxahachie and Jeffery Lynn Watson of Grand Prairie; special friend, Jerry Leonard of Liberty; nieces and nephews, family and friends.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Restland Memorial Chapel, Greenville Ave., Dallas.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Letta Jane Mintz

Letta Jane Mintz, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2005, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

Mrs. Mintz was born May 5, 1931, in Madison, Mo. She loved to bake, garden, eat seafood, and travel with her husband Al in their RV.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Van Winkle; mother, Brittie Van Winkle; and stepfather, Chester Van Winkle.

Survivors include her husband, Al Mintz of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Marvin Jones of Chandler, Darline and Bill Ratliff and Tommie and Wesley Blue, all of Corsicana, Marie and Rick Knecht of Hurst, and Mary and Ronald Flatt of Bynum; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Sue Romero of Rock Springs, Wyo.; brothers, Joe Van Winkle of Wichita Falls and Charles Van Winkle of Edwardsville, Ill.; sister-in-law, Edith Moreau of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Letta Jane Mintz obituary.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lonnie Mae "Snow" Island

Lonnie Mae "Snow" Island, 86, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 28, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Church of the Living God CWFF, 908 S. Main St., with the Rev. Tishie McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow at Brushy Creek Cemetery in Marquez. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jimmie L. Mash

Jimmie L. Mash, 75, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 2, 2005 at his residence.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Mash was born Nov. 17, 1929 in Mertens. He was retired from Mobil Oil Company after 36 years.

Mr. Mash is survived by his wife, Marjorie Mash of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Toby and Reba Mash of Ennis; saughters, Jane Lewis of Mabank and Sonia Vaughn of Purdon; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and brother, Virgil Mash of Denton.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (Jimmie Mash) to sign book and submit a memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Sherman Rawlinson

Sherman Rawlinson, 66, of Dawson passed away Thursday, March 31, 2005 at a Corsicana hospital. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, April 4 at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johnson and the Rev. Chris Rawlinson officiating. Interment will follow in Liberty Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

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Sherman Rawlinson

Sherman Rawlinson, 66, a mechanic, died Thursday, March 31, 2005, in Corsicana.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Jerry Johnson and the Rev. Chris Rawlinson officiating. Burial: immediately following at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Visitation: The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Sherman was born May 13, 1938, in Nacogdoches County to Elton Joe and Ellie May Gresham Rawlinson. He had lived in Dawson since 1976.

Survivors: Wife, Julie Nowlin Rawlinson of Dawson; sons, Anthony Owen Rawlinson and wife, Brenda of Lewisville, Richmond Lee Rawlinson and fiancee, Lisa of Dawson and Michael Wayne Rawlinson and wife, Hope of Dawson; grandsons, Brandon Owen Rawlinson, Michael Glenn Brown, Jeremy Todd Rawlinson, Anthony Ryan Rawlinson, Jacob Allen Rawlinson and Jonathan Dewayne Rawlinson; sister, Jean Sexton and husband, Dewey of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Published in the Star-Telegram on 4/3/2005
 


Opal Luella (Tackett) Vanderpool

Mrs. Vanderpool

Opal Luella Vanderpool, 81, of Dublin, died Jan. 14 in Golden Age Nursing Home. Graveside services were held Jan. 16 at Dublin Liveoak Cemetery with Lawrence Mulloy officiating.
She was born Oct. 22, 1923 in Corsicana, the son of Harvey H. Tackett and Itly Josie Ballard.
She was married to Floyd Harland Vanderpool on April 22, 1938 in Corsicana. He preceded her in death. She was a nurse’s aid and a Baptist.
Mrs. Vanderpool was also preceded in death by two sons, Floyd Wayne and Bennie; her sister, Ruby Curry and great-granddaughter, Samantha Rainey.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Joe Cooper of Hamilton and Ruby Goin of Dublin; a daughter-in-law, Betty Vanderpool of Dublin; a brother, Garland Tackett of Rosenburg; 10 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.
Harrell Funeral Home.

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  • Hamilton-Herald News

Ethel Marie (Robbins) Lauder

 Ethel Marie Lauder Graveside Services Held on Sunday
Graveside Services for Mrs. Ethel Marie Lauder, 80 of Tehuacana were held on Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. at Tehuacana Cemetery with President John Allred and Rev. Dale McDaniel officiating.
Mrs. Lauder was born July 5, 1924 in Denton, Texas and passed away on March 17, 2005 in Navarro Regional Hospital, Corsicana. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Tehuacana.
Survivors are her son, Charles Alan Lauder of Tehuacana; godson, Bryant Smith of Tehuacana; brother, James Robbins of Aransas Pass and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles M. Lauder in June 2001.
Blair-Stubbs Mexia was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • Groesbeck Journel March 24, 2005

Arthur Talmadge Canant Jr.

Arthur Talmadge Canant Jr., age 88, passed away Sunday, April 3, 2005, in Austin. Mr. Canant was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Corsicana.

He married Frances Geraldine Tinkle on Aug. 10, 1947, in Corsicana, where he worked at the Corsicana Daily Sun as a reporter and sports editor until 1968. Mr. Canant then moved to Austin and worked in public relations for the Texas Employment Commission until retiring in 1981. He then worked at the Frank Erwin Center through 2003.

Mr. Canant attended The University of Texas, served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Army in World War II in the Pacific Theater, was a commander of the American Legion Post in Corsicana, member of the Lions Club, a choir member of First Methodist Church in Austin, a 50-plus year member of the Masonic Lodge, and a loyal member of the Scottish Rite and Ben Hur Shrine Chanters.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gerry Canant; his daughter, Rebecca Canant Cates and husband John Cates and two grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Cates and Bryan Hale Cates; and his daughter, Teresa Canant-Finch and husband Jim Finch of Round Rock and their children Jennifer and Peter Finch. Survivors also include Totsy and Spencer Elliott of Corsicana and Phil and Shelley Elliott of Houston.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, at Weed-Corley-Fish Chapel. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 8, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Those wishing to make a memorial donation may do so to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Memorials and guest book online at wcfish.com.

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, Austin.

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John Clinton Dowd

John Clinton Dowd, 30, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 1, 2005, in Waxahachie.

Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating.

Mr. Dowd was born July 20, 1974, in Waxahachie.

Survivors include his son, Colton Michael Dowd of Thorndale; father and wife, John and Joyce Dowd of Franksville, Wis.; mother and husband, Denise and Shane Kincy of Waxahachie; sister, Jena Dowd of Franksville, Wis.; brothers, Jared Dowd and Jesse Dowd, both of Franksville, Wis., and Justin Dowd of Florida; grandparents, Harry and Patsy Grier of Waxahachie and Gilbert and Mary Koelsch of Raymond, Wis.; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Albert Edward McMichael Sr.
Sep 1, 1923 - Apr 3, 2005

Albert Edward McMichael Sr., 81, graduated to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 3, 2005. Albert was born Sept. 1, 1923, to Albert Donald McMichael and Susie Bonner McMichael in Corsicana. Upon graduation from Corsicana High School, Albert served his country in World War II in the Army Air Corps, where he earned several medals including the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the war he met and married Viola Nadine Stringer, also of Corsicana, who preceded Albert in death in 1981.

Albert graduated from North Texas State University and worked most of his adult life as a PGA golf professional in Houston, lastly working as head PGA professional and manager of Texaco County Club from 1959 to 1986.

Albert is survived by his two sons, Ed McMichael and wife Anne-Marie of Houston and David McMichael and fiancee Jennifer of Dallas, and his four precious grandchildren, William McMichael, Tyler McMichael, Jake McMichael and Marybeth McMichael. Albert is also survived by his two sisters, Ella Lott of Fairfield and Susie Belvin of Benton, La. He is also survived by his cousin, Byna Hood of Abilene, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be Morton Belvin, Jud Hodge, Ben Hood, John Horton, David Lott and Ron Thompson.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 6, at Forest Park -- Westheimer with the Revs. David Dixon and Dave Riggle of Second Baptist Church officiating. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tallowood Baptist Church, Retirement Centers Ministry, 555 Tallowood, Houston, TX 77024.

Arrangements by Forest Park Westheimer, Houston.

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William Gerald 'Jerry' Baldree
Apr 3, 1946 - Apr 2, 2005

William Gerald "Jerry" Baldree was born April 3, 1946, in Atlanta, Ga., and died peacefully at his home on April 2, 2005. He was a graduate of Oakwood High School in Dayton, Ohio, and went on to graduate from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor of science degree in 1971. He became a certified public accountant on Oct. 23, 1980. Jerry became a member of the Dallas Chapter Texas Society of CPA in 1981.

He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Gayle Baker Baldree, son, Logan William Baldree and daughter, Brianne Elisabeth Baldree of Plano. He is also survived by his mother, Nell Wyatt Baldree of Brackettville; sister, Sherry Weyer of Wooster, Ohio; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.

A visitation will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Sparkman Funeral Home in Richardson. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Sparkman Funeral Home Chapel with Denny Burris, retired chaplain Dallas Fire and Rescue, officiating. Interment services will follow at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

The family expresses their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all of Jerry's coworkers at the Dallas Police and Fire Pension Fund for their constant support and kindness during Jerry's illness.

Donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Waco, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Sparkman Funeral Home, Richardson.

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Sarah E. (Marshall) Hill
Apr 22, 1834 - Jul 6, 1921


HILL - Corsicana, Texas.  July 8 - Funeral services were conducted yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock over the body of Mrs. Sarah Hill, 87 years old, who died at her home on West Tenth avenue Wednesday. The Rev. M. W. Clark, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, had charge of the services and burial was in the Campbell cemetery ten miles west of Corsicana. She is survived by the following grandchildren: Miss Jennie Brown and Mrs. Fred Grantham both of Corsicana, Mrs. Fred Biery of Streetman and Will Peacock of Kirvin.

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VENERABLE LADY DIES.

Mrs. Sarah Hill Had Lived in Navarro County for Many Years.

Mrs. Sarah Hill aged 87 years, died at her home on West Tenth avenue yesterday afternoon at 3:10 o’clock, after having been in feeble health for many months.

The deceased was a native of Georgia, but had lived here for many years. She is survived by the following grandchildren: Miss Jenie Brown and Mrs. Fred Grantham of Corsicana, Mrs. Fred Biery of Streetman, and Will Peacock of Kirven, and a number of great-grandchildren.

The funeral took place from the home this afternoon at 4 o’clock, with services conducted by Rev. M. W. Clark, and interment in the Campbell cemetery, ten miles west of here.

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Mary Emaline (Story) Pugh
Sep 7, 1835 - Jul 8, 1921

PUGH - Corsicana, Texas, July 8 - Mary Pugh, 86 years old, who has been making her home with her youngest son, Lee A. Pugh, was found dead in bed at a early hour this morning by her son. It is not known when she died, but the body was still warm when discovered. Mrs. Mary E. Pugh was one of a family of thirteen children, having been born in Perry County, Tenn., in September, 1885, coming to Texas with her parents many years ago and first settling in East Texas. She moved to Navarro County more than sixty years ago where she has lived continuously since. Only one sister survives, Miss Martha Story, who resides in Corsicana. She is survived by the following children: W. E. Pugh, James M. Pugh, Lee A. Pugh, all three of Corsicana; Thomas Pugh of Beaumont, and H. H. Pugh of Dallas. The funeral will take place Saturday afternoon with burial in the Hamilton cemetery, three miles southwest of Corsicana.

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BURIED THIS AFTERNOON.

Remains of Mrs. Mary Pugh Laid at Rest in Hamilton Cemetery.

The funeral of Mrs. Mary Pugh, who died early Friday morning at the home of her son, Lee Pugh, on West Fifteenth avenue, was held at the home this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, conducting the services, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

The pall bearers were Dr. T. A. Miller, Cal E. Kerr, W. C. Ralston, H. J. Harvin, Phillip Highnote and Jimmie Jackson.

A large concourse of relatives and friends followed the remains of this good woman to their last resting place and her grave was completely covered with beautiful flowers which were brought as a last loving token by those who had known and loved her in life.

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John McCager "Johnie" Donohoe
Oct 10, 1893 - Jul 7, 1921

DONOHOE - Corsicana, Texas, July 8. - John Donohoe, 27 years old, died at the home of his mother on South Twelfth street this morning and the funeral took place at 5 o'clock this afternoon with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. He was an overseas soldier and the Johnson-Wiggins post of the American Legion had charge of the funeral at which military honors were accorded.

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Soldier Boy Passes Away.

John Donohoe, who was reared here, died at the home of his mother on South Twelfth street at 8 o’clock this morning and the remains were interred in Hamilton cemetery at 5 o’clock this afternoon by the American Legion.

The deceased was twenty-seven years old and was an overseas soldier. Before going to the war he worked for many months in the Sun-Light press room, and was always industrious and attentive to his business and was liked by all who were associated with him.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 8, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Died of TB s/o John Donohoe & Lucinda (Prewitt) Donohoe
  • (The death certificate and the monument both say he died Jul. 7)

John Lovett

LOVETT - Corsicana, Tex. March 15 -John Lovett, a prominent merchant and citizen of Re in this county, died at that place yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock of congestion of the brain. The funeral occurred to-day.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • March 15, 1899, Corsicana, Texas
  • John Lovett, died Mar. 14, 1899

Edgar C. Decherd

DECHERD - Corsicana, Tex., March 15 - At 2:30 o'clock this morning at the residence of Mr. B. H. Woods, Jr., in this city, Edgar C. Decherd died after a lingering illness. The funeral occurs at 3 o'clock this afternoon.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • March 15, 1899, Corsicana, Texas
  • Edgar C. Decherd, died Mar. 15, 1899

Samuel Watson

WATSON - Corsicana, Tex., March 5 - Samuel Watson, aged 28 years, died at his boarding-house in East Corsicana last night of pneumonia after a week's illness. But little is known of him here, but he s said to have a sister in Dallas county.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • March 5, 1899, Corsicana, Texas
  • Samuel Watson, died Mar, 4, 1899

Curtis Burgess

BURGESS - Corsicana, Tex., Feb 22 - This afternoon at 2:30 o'clock Curtis Burgess, aged 17 years, died at his home in this city, after an illness of twenty-four hours. He was at work yesterday afternoon when he was seized with congestion and rapidly grew worse. He will be buried tomorrow at 3 p.m.

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June Gibson

GIBSON - Corsicana, Tex., Feb 17. - June Gibson, son of J. S. Gibson, a well known stockman of this city and brother of City Attorney El. J. Gibson, died at 11:30 last night of consumption, aged 34 years.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • February 17, 1899, Corsicana, Texas
  • June Gibson, died Feb. 16, 1899

Ida McNair

M'Nair - Corsicana, Tex., Jan 17 - This morning the remains of Mrs. Ida McNair, nee McElwee, were received here from Kaufman and will be buried from her parents' residence to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • January 17, 1898, Corsicana, Tx
  • Ida McNair, died Jan. 1898

John T. Lear

This morning after a lingering illness from dropsy Mr. John T. Lear died in this city and will be buried to-morrow morning. Deceased was well known in north Texas.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • John T. Lear, Jan. 17, 1898
  • January 17, 1898, Corsicana, Tx

Mrs Lusk

Accidentally Killed His Wife

Corsicana, Tex., June 18 - News reached the city to-day of a distressing and fatal accident that occurred in the Winkler neighborhood in the southeastern corner of the county night before last. An old couple named Lusk, living in the country near Winkler, just before the hour for retiring were annoyed by the hooting of a large owl near the house. Old man Lusk took his shotgun, which was loaded with small shot, and started for the door to get a shot at the bird, but in handling the weapon while still in the room he accidentally discharged one of the barrels, the full load of shot entering his wife's neck, killing her instantly. She never spoke after the gun fired. The accident has nearly crazed the aged husband and caused the deepest distress in the neighborhood, where the Lusks are highly esteemed. And inquest was held and a verdict in accordance with the above facts rendered.

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James Cosgrove

COSGROVE - Corsicana. Tex. Jan. 18 - James Cosgrove, one of the pioneers of Navarro county, died at his home six miles from the city last night at the advanced age of 82 years.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • January 18, 1898, Corsicana, Tx
  • James Cosgrove, died Jan. 17, 1898

Margaret Johnson

JOHNSON - Corsicana, Tex., June 13. - At 2 o'clock this afternoon Margaret, the 5 year-old daughter of Dr. and Mrs. S. W. Johnson, died of diphtheria. This is the second death from diphtheria in this city within a week.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • June 13, 1898, Corsicana, Tx
  • Margaret Johnson, died June 13, 1898

George D. Keach

KEACH - Corsicana, Tex., March 3. - At 5 o'clock this morning George D. Keach of this city died. His remains were taken to Temple for interment.

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Kimberly Lavette Sims
March 17, 1978 - May 28, 1992

Kimberly Lavette Sims born 10-26-1959 died on May 28, 1992 from a long battle with Lupus. She attended G. W. Jackson School until 1970. At Corsicana High School, she was a star athlete in Track and Field. She attended church services at Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by a sister, Kathlyn Marie Sims Green; and uncle Ralph Earl Johnson; step grandfather, Rev. R. J. Jones

She is survived her daughter Brandy Kathlyn Lavette Sims (DOB: March 17, 1978); her parents: Tommie D. Sims and Beverly Jane Johnson Sims; Ethel Stovall Jones, her grandmother. Her siblings: Tommie Earl Rusty Sims (Deborah); David Sims (Joyce); Tammye Sims, Lloyd Jane Sims, Scott Sims (Shirley), and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, cousins, and aunts.


Notes:

  • Submitted by Jo Ella Costello

Minta Young

Funeral services were held Monday for Mrs. Minta Young, 81, who died Sunday at the home of a son in Corsicana after a long illness.
The services were held at the Larue Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold G. Basden, pastor of the Gaston Avenue Baptist Church, Dallas, and the Rev. W. Milton, pastor of the Larue church, in charge. Burial was in the New York Cemetery.
Mrs. Young had lived at Larue all her life.
Survivors are two sons, Emmett Young of Dallas and Byron Young of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Lela Crews, Mrs. W. L. Reynolds and Mrs.
R. M. Denman of Larue, Mrs. J. W. forester of Del Rio and Mrs. W. A.
McWilliams of Cleburne, and one grandchild.

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Mary Young

Mary Young, 19, daughter of Mrs. J. T. Young, died Wednesday night at the family home, one mile south of Corsicana, and funeral was held Thursday afternoon, with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

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Myrtle (Henderson) Yarbrough
Mar 23, 1897 - Mar 31, 1938

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Yarbrough, 41, who died late Thursday, were held Friday. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Yarbrough lived in Corsicana for twenty-one years and was connected with the telephone company for a number of years. Surviving are a son, Lynn Baker of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. C. S. Henderson of Corsicana; two brothers, F. W. Henderson of Corpus Christi, and C. J. Henderson of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. H. B. Sikes of Tyler and Mrs. A. P. Tuck of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. YARBROUGH

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Yarbrough, aged 41 years, who died late Thursday, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel, 420 West Sixth avenue, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Mrs. Yarbrough died at her home, 697 West Thirteenth avenue, after an extended illness.

Mrs. Yarbrough had resided in Corsicana for the past 21 years and was connect6ed with the local Southwestern Bell Telephone Co. for a number of years.

Surviving are a son, Lynne Baker, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. C. S. Henderson, Corsicana; two brothers, F. W. Henderson, Corpus Christi, and C. J. Henderson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. B. Sikes, Tyler, and Mrs. A. P. Tuck, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. A. Farmer, F. C. Bookout, Clinton Amberg, Joe Bunch, Neal Holloway and Calvin Holloway.

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Sarah Belle (Rozelle) Wylie
Dec 30, 1894 - Nov 11, 1947

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Belle Wylie, 52, who died suddenly Monday afternoon at her home in Pursley, were held here Tuesday at the Assembly of God church. Surviving are her husband, R. W. Wylie, Pursley; two sons, Wayne L. Wylie, Dallas, and Glenn M. Wylie, Pursley; two brothers, Marvin Rozelle, Dallas, and Floyd Rozelle, Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Beulah Waters, Dallas, and Mrs. Lena Richardson, Tyler.

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Elizabeth Eugene "Jean" Wright
Sep 3, 1917 - Apr 8, 1936

Miss Jean Wright, 18, died Tuesday morning following a two weeks illness with influenza and pneumonia. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, officiating. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Wright, and a brother, Frank Wright, all of Corsicana.

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POPULAR GIRL WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY; DIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Jean Wright, aged 18 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 8:40 o’clock after a two weeks illness with flu-pneumonia, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church.

Miss Wright had been connected with the Waddell Abstract company for the past 15 months. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School in 1934 and later graduated from the Rice Stenographic School.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Wright, 2111 West Second avenue, and a brother, Frank Wright, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jimmie Franklin, Garmon O’Daniel, Clifford Hill, John Curington, Murray Robinson, Arnim Banks and Winston Weaver.

Honorary pallbearers were members of Mrs. Hood Cheney’s Sunday school class of the First Baptist church.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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James Luther Yarber
Jul 15, 1902 - Nov 27, 1929

Funeral services for James Luther Yarber, who died almost instantly of gunshot wounds early Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at Blooming Grove, with interment in the Blooming Grove Cemetery. His wife was at large Thursday on $1,000 bond in connection with the shooting, pending the action of the Navarro County grand jury, which will reconvene Monday.

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Husband Killed, Wife Is Charged

CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 27. - Suffering from a badly bruised arm and other injuries, Mrs. Lillie Mae Yarber declined to make a statement in connection with the fatal shooting early Wednesday of her husband, James Luther Yarber, 27, manager of the Central Monument Works. A formal complaint charging murder was filed against Mrs. Yarber in Judge S. B. Jordan's court and examining trial was waived and bond of $1,000 set and made.

Both Mr. and Mrs. Yarber were reared in Blooming Grove and lived there until about five years ago.

Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse was telephoned to by Mrs. Yarber immediately after the shooting and the call was answered by him and Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook.

Surviving Mr. Yarber are his wife, one son, Jimmie, 7; his mother, Mrs. J.F. Yarber, Corsicana; a brother, Robert Yarber, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. J. Rawlinson, Lincoln, Neb., and Gertrude, Corsicana.

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J. L. YARBER IS KILLED AND WIFE HELD UNDER BOND  

ALLEGED KILLING FOLLOWED ALTERCATION AT HOME COUPLE EARLY WEDNESDAY

Apparently suffering from; a badly bruised arm and other injuries, Mrs. Lillie Mae Yarber, about 24 years old, declined to make a statement Wednesday morning in connection with the fatal shooting of her husband, James Luther Yarber, aged 27, manager of the Central Monument Works, 2312 West Second avenue, at an early hour Wednesday morning. A formal complaint for murder was filed against Mrs. Yarber in Judge S. B. Jordans court and examining trial: was waived and bond set and made, in the sum of $1,000 to await the action of the Navarro county grand jury which reconvenes next week.

When questioned by reporters, Mrs. Yarber declined to make a statement of the affair. It is understood that the woman's husband, had been drinking, according to relatives, and that an altercation had preceded the fatal shooting, which occurred about 3 o'clock Wednesday morning. Yarber was shot one time with a 32-20 Colt six-shooter, the bullet entering the head slightly above the left eye.

The body was taken to the Sutherland Funeral Home where it was prepared for burial. Funeral services will be held at. Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon where interment will be made. Both Mr. and Mrs. Yarber were reared in Blooming Grove and resided there until about five years ago.

Telephones Sheriff.

Yarber had been manager of the monument business since the death of his father, J. F. Yarber, in April of this year.    Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse was telephoned by Mrs. Yarber immediately after the shooting and the call was answered by Sheriff Pevehouse and Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook.

The bond made by Mrs. Yarber was signed by her father, J. W. Robinson, Blooming Grove; an uncle, E. D. Melton, Blooming Grove; and C. B. McKinney, Corsicana, a neighbor.

Surviving are his wife, one son; Jimmie, aged seven years; mother, Mrs. J. F. Yarber, Corsicana; one brother, Robert Yarber, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Rawlinson, Lincoln, Nebraska; and Gertrude Yarber, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. YARBER HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for James Luther Yarber, who died as a result of gunshot wounds early Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at Blooming Grove. The cortege left the home in Corsicana at 2 o'clock and the services were completed at the Blooming Grove cemetery.

Pallbearers were R, B. Mitchell, K. L. McKeown, W. L. Bingham, J. A. Travis, W. M. Huff and Mr. Parker.

Sutherland Undertaking Parlors had direction of the funeral.

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Jeremiah Pleasant Worsham
Feb 25, 1871 - Nov 13, 1931

J. P. Worsham, died Nov. 13, 1931

The funeral of Dr. Joseph P. Worsham, 60, practicing physician for many years at Emhouse, Navarro County, who died Friday at a Dallas hospital, were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church at Emhouse. Burial was in Emhouse Cemetery. Dr. Worsham lived at Barry, Navarro County.
Surviving are her wife, Mrs. Lula Worsham of Barry; four sons, Raymond and Joe Worsham of Barry, Jerry Worsham of Emhouse, and Thomas Elbert Worsham of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Enna Cole and Miss Bula Worsham of Barry.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • November 14, 1931
  • J. P. Worsham, died Nov. 13, 1931
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  • Cemetery Records for Lula Worsham (wife) show birth and death dates 21 Oct 1876 - 15 Jan 1946
  • Cemetery Records show birth and death dates as 25 Oct 1871 - 13 Nov 1931
  • Pattison Cemetery

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Barry News.

Dr. J. P. Worsham died at the Baylor hospital in Dallas, Friday morning, Nov. 13. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church here Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Bruce Cox. Interment was in Patterson cemetery at Emhouse.
We extend the sorrowing family our deepest sympathy.
The following out of town relatives attended Dr. Worsham's funeral: Mrs. Mae Grizzard and son, Karl, of Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. Bailey and family of Itasca; Emmett, Lloyd, Louis and Shelby Smith, of Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. Earl McGlavery of Dallas; Alonzo Byers, Trinidad; Marvin Byers, Corsicana; Eustace Townsley of Jefferson; Nugent Townsley and sister of Murchison; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Worsham of Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Worsham of Emhouse.

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Mary Woolridge

Mrs. Mary Woolridge, 83, native of Navarro County, who died at her farm home north of Wortham, was buried Monday at Wortham. Surviving are three sons, Lee Byers of Levelland, Ed Byers and Henry Byers of near Wortham; three daughters, Mrs. Beaton Bates and Mrs. John Stedman, both of near Wortham, and Mrs. Nora Campbell of Currie.

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Ada (Darden) York
Jan 30, 1887 - Nov 18, 1951  

Mrs. Ada York, 64, of Purdon, died in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Monday from the Purdon Baptist Church, with burial in Younger Cemetery.
Surviving are two sons, R. L. York and J. D. York, both of Purdon; three daughters, Mrs. M. D. Glasgow and Mrs. D. E. Kennemore, both of Purdon, and Mrs. C. B. Dickson of Rotan; thirteen grandchildren; three brothers, John Darden and George Darden, both of Purdon, and Earl Darden of Waco, and three sisters, Mrs. Ora Scruggs of Jester and Mrs. Ella York and Mrs. Cora Ellis, both of Purdon.

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Mrs. Ada York Of Purdon Dies

Mrs. Ada York, 64, of Purdon, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night.

Funeral services were held from the Purdon Baptist church at 3 p.m. Monday. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor of the Purdon Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, R. L. and J. D. York, both of Purdon; three daughters, Mrs. M. D. Glasgow and Mrs. D. S. Kennemore, both of Purdon, and Mrs. C. B. Dickson, Rotan; 13 grandchildren, three brothers, John and George Darden, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. Ora Scruggs, Jester; Mrs. Ella York and Mrs. Cora Ellis, both of Purdon and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe French, Louis Owens, Albert Mosley, Leaman Phillips, Dewey Scruggs and Buster Compton.

Corley directed.

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William James "Dub" Woodward, Sr.
Oct 13, 1868 - Aug 2, 1940

W. J. Woodward, 72, long-time resident of Rural Shade, southeast Navarro County, died of a stroke at Troup Friday night while visiting relatives.
Funeral services were held at Rural Shade Sunday afternoon with burial in the Long Prairie Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Arlice Harris, Rural Shade; Mrs. Willie B. Harris, Mississippi; Mrs. Inez Howell and Mrs. Nearice Howell, both of Rural Shade, and Mrs. Lena Price, Troup, and a son, W. J. Woodward, Rural Shade.

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W. J. WOODWARD OF RURAL SHADE DIED FOLLOWING STROKE

Funeral services for W. J. Woodward, aged 72 years, long-time resident of Rural Shade, were held at the Rural Shade church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the
Long Prairie cemetery. Mr. Woodward died at Troup Friday night while visiting relatives a few minutes after suffering a stroke of paralysis, it was reported.

Surviving are his wife of Rural Shade; five daughters, Mrs. Arlice Harris, Rural Shade; Mrs. Willie B. Harris, Mississippi; Mrs. Inez Howell and Mrs. Nearice Howell, both of Rural Shade and Mrs. Lena Price, Troup; a son, W. J. Woodward, Jr., Rural Shade; 19 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister both of Tennessee.

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