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Hiram Jackson

Jackson - Hiram Jackson, age 50, a saloonkeeper, died at St. Paul's yesterday morning. He had lived in Dallas for about six years, coming here from Arkansas. He is survived by one daughter, who lives in Dallas. The body will be shipped this morning to Corsicana by the Ed C. Smith & Bro. Undertaking Company.

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Maxcine (Kuykendall) Capps
May 11, 1942 - May 11, 2005

Maxcine Capps

Maxcine Capps, 63, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2005, at her residence.

Graveside services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today with Brother David Mitchell and Brother Scott Motycka officiating with interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were L.B. Pennington, Bill Parker, Raymond Kuykendall, Alphie Brown, Tommy Madison and Scott Motycka.

Mrs. Capps was born May 11, 1942, in Temple to R. C. and Ada Mae Kuykendall. She was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wiley Andrew Capps; son, Larry Andrew Capps; four grandchildren, Raymond Lee Pennington,
Baby Betty Joe Pennington, Baby Parker and Baby Hutchison; parents; sisters, Allene Taylor and Arlene Rowden; and brother, Elvin Gus Kuykendall.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy Ray Capps of Corsicana, Lloyd and Christina Capps of Arkansas, and Rose Capps of Conroe; daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Bill Parker of Corsicana, Maxcine Tiny Martin of Corsicana, Barbara and Glen Davis of Rice,
Tammy Sue and L.B. Pennington of Pursley, Kathy and Ray Watt of Dekalb and Mary Lynn Capps of Dekalb; grandchildren, Charlie Hutchison of Jasper, Ala., Robert and Melinda Hutchison of Jasper, Ala., Melissa Parker of Summington, Ala., Adam Parker of Summington, Ala., Lewis Parker of Arkansas, Kelly and Tommy Madison of Corsicana, Justin and Autumn Capps of Conroe, Joy Littlejohn of Corsicana, Larry Andrew and Kendra Capps of Conroe, Christopher Blake Capps of Conroe, Rusty and Tonya Martin of Odessa, Rocky and Desirae Martin of Corsicana, Latasha Martin of Corsicana, Thomas Allen Davis of Rice, Kristi Ann Davis of Rice, Deanna and Troy of Jacksonville, Samantha Sue Pennington of Pursley, L. B. Pennington III of Pursley, Marcus Wiley Pennington of Pursley, and Alisha Sue Nacole Pennington of Pursley; great-grandchildren, Ashley, Christian, Spencer, Marlee AnnDrew, Jordan, Jeremiah, Brooklynn Paige, Precious, Peyton, Taylor, Kael Michael, Hannah and Emily Nesmith; brothers, Billy Derl Kuykendall of Kennedale, Archie Ray Kuykendall of Kennedale and Raymond Kuykendall of Kerens; and sisters, Jean Carpenter of Kennedale and Marie Petty of Kennedale.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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VIRGINIA FERGUSON
Dec 30, 1915 - May 21, 2005

Miss FRANCES VIRGINIA FERGUSON, age 89, of Corsicana, Texas, died Saturday, May 21, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Funeral service will be at Hopewell Cemetery at 2:00 PM Monday, May 23, 2005 , Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro, Texas

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Virginia Ferguson

Virginia Ferguson, 89, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 21, 2005 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Hopewell Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Miss Ferguson was born Dec. 30, 1915 in Navarro. She had been at the State Home and did child care.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Arthur “Cap” Ferguson and Matella Pritchard Ferguson; brother, Eddie Ferguson; and niece, Thelma Griffith.

Miss Ferguson is survived by great-niece and husband, Charlotte and Tommy Foley of Whitehouse; great-great-nephew and wife, J.T. and Misty Foley of Henderson; great-great-great-nephew, Jaith Foley of Henderson; and cousins, Marion Hayes of Corsicana and Thomas Pritchard of Chandler.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Thomas R. "Rusty" Lancaster
Oct 11, 1954 - May 12, 2005

T. R. (Rusty) Lancaster, 50, of Corsicana went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, May 12, 2005.
Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Chad Owens. Interment will follow at Wolf Valley Cemetery in Brown County.
Pallbearers will be Chris Raborn, Timmy Lewis, Teddy Weaver, Richard Kelly Jr. and Neil Ivey.

Rusty was born Oct. 11, 1954. He will be remembered as a good, hard working man with a smile that would brighten anyone’s day. He will be missed by many.

Survivors include sons Thomas Lancaster III of Glen Rose and Josh Lancaster of Pennsylvania; mother and father Pattsy Lancaster and T. R. Lancaster, both of Glen Rose; his significant other, Bonnie (Bo-Bo) Lewis; adopted daughter Nicky (Nicky Do); and his adopted grandson Devon (Little Buddy), all of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Burl B. Nowell Jr.
Jun 4, 1920 - May 13, 2005

Burl B. Nowell Jr., 84, passed away Friday, May 13, 2005, in Wichita Falls.

Services were held at 10 a.m. today at Hampton Vaughan Crestview Chapel with Dr. David Hartman officiating. Interment followed at Crestview Memorial Park.

Burl was born June 4, 1920, in Corsicana, to the late Burl Burchard Nowell Sr. and Lona Ivy (Lewis) Nowell. He served his country in the U.S. Army, and later retired as a service manager from LTV in 1982. Burl was a member of the Masons, a Shriner, and a member of the Eastern Star.

He was preceded in death by two sisters and six brothers.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Mary Nowell of Wichita Falls; one son, Burl B. Nowell III and wife Carol of Wichita Falls; two brothers, Russell B. Nowell and wife Dorothy of Wichita Falls and Jimmie Ray Nowell and wife Ann of Lake Arrowhead; and four grandchildren, Kevin Wayne Nowell and wife Pam, the Rev. Ronald Lee Nowell, Jason Kent Nowell and Victoria Lin Nowell.

Arrangements by Hampton Vaughan Crestview, Wichita Falls.

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Marilyn ‘Lyn’ (Powell) Turner

Marilyn ‘Lyn’ Turner

Marilyn “Lyn” Turner, 70, formerly of Jasper, passed away May 14, 2005, at The Forum at Post Oak in Houston. A native of Blooming Grove and former resident of Corsicana, she was a longtime member of Tanglewood Baptist Church in Jasper. For medical reasons, she relocated to Houston in 2003 to be near her daughter and she enjoyed shopping and making and collecting dolls.

Funeral services for Ms. Turner will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, at Tanglewood Baptist Church in Jasper with burial to follow at Little Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Forest Oaks Funeral Home.

Survivors include her daughter, Rikki Renee Robinson of Houston; her brother, Jimmy Powell of Roberts, Idaho; her dear friend, Darlene Nolan of Jasper; along with numerous nieces, nephews and loving friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that memorial donations be directed toward The Circle of Peace Foundation, P.O. Box 1943, Jasper, TX 75951.

Arrangements by Forest Oaks Funeral Home, Jasper.

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Columbus C. Key

Confederate Veteran
July 1900
Vol. 8 No. 7

The Last Roll

C. C. Key

Columbus C. Key laid down his arms near Corinth, Miss., and his spirit passed over the river to rest beneath the shade of the trees of paradise.

At the beginning of the war he joined the Second Mississippi Regiment, of which Col. J. M. Stone (afterwards Governor Stone) was commander. The regiment was hurried to Virginia. It was in the victorious battle of Manassas. Comrade Key continued to serve with courage until the close of the war. He was always at the front when most needed. He was in all the principal battles of that army, and surrendered at Appomattox. He was a patriot in every sense, and ever clung to the Southern cause.

There were four of the Key brothers, all of whom served in the Confederate army. Maj. Thomas J. Key commanded artillery under Gen. Cleburne, and is at present editor of the Southern Agriculturalist, Nashville. Joseph Key, Kerens, Tex., belonged to the Fifteenth Arkansas Regiment, and was in the service to the end. John T. Key, now of Nashville, although very young, was in the Sixteenth Mississippi Regiment Cavalry under Forrest, and was in the battles of Athens, Sulphur Branch, Pulaski, and Elk River.

Columbus Key, at the close of the war, purchased a large farm eight miles from Corinth, Miss., where he lived until his death. He was esteemed by all his neighbors. He leaves four worthy children, one daughter and three sons, who will take care of and provide for their mother.

One by one the heroes of the greatest battles ever fought are passing to the mansions prepared by their Savior.

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  • I found this obit it is for a ex-soldier in Corinth MS, but it list his brother as living in Kerens, TX - Bunny Freeman, Henderson County TXGenWeb Coordinator

Dr. Andrew Lee Megarity
Dec 17, 1927 - May 8, 2005

Dr. Andrew Lee Megarity Jr., 77, of Spartanburg, S.C., a retired pediatric cardiologist from Ruidoso, N.M., died Sunday, May 8, 2005, at White Oak Manor. Born Dec. 17, 1927, in Corsicana, he was the son of the late Andrew Lee Megarity Sr. and Bobbie Howard Megarity. Dr. Megarity’s personal accomplishments include president of Baylor Medical School Alumni, Physician of the Year at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, deacon and elder at First Presbyterian Church of Ruidoso, N.M., and a member of the Board of Hospice in Ruidoso, N.M. He enjoyed doing black and white photography in his retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth Schwab Megarity of Spartanburg, S.C.; a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen M. and Jack Ballance of Spartanburg, S.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Dylan and Cassie Megarity of Baltimore, Md., Dan and Zelia Megarity of Brasilia, Brazil, and Andrew Lee Megarity III of Ruidoso, N.M.; seven granddaughters, Alyvia and Sawyer Ballance of Spartanburg, S.C., Nayara Megarity of Ruidoso, N.M., Haley, Raleigh and Blythe Megarity of Baltimore, Md., and Austen Megarity of Ruidoso, N.M.; and two sisters, Ann Megarity Burner of Fort Worth and Carol Megarity Cody and her husband Bill of Olive Hill, Ky.

Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church, 101 Sutton Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345; or to the Andrew Megarity Scholarship Endowment Fund, Baylor College of Medicine, Alumni Affairs Office, Attention: Gwen Johnson, 1 Baylor Plaza, Suite 159B, Houston, TX 77030.

Arrangements by J.F. Floyd Mortuary, Spartanburg, S.C.

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Andrew Lee Megarity

Andrew Lee Megarity, Jr., 77, of Spartanburg, S.C., died May 8, 2005, at White Oak Manor. He was a retired Pediatric Cardiologist from Ruidoso.
Born Dec. 17, 1927, in Corsicana, Texas, he was the son of the late Andrew Lee McGarity, Sr. and Bobbie Howard Megarity. Megarity was president of Baylor Medical School Alumni, Physician of the Year at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, a deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church of Ruidoso, and a member of the Board of Hospice in Ruidoso. He enjoyed doing black and white photography in his retirement.
Surviving family members include his wife, Ruth Schwab Megarity of the home; a daughter and son-in-law, Colleen M. and Jack Ballance of Spartanburg; sons and daughters-in-law, Dylan and Cassie Megarity of Baltimore, Md., Dan and Zelia Megarity of Brasilia, Brazil, and Andrew Lee Megarity, III, of Ruidoso; seven granddaughters, Alyvia and Sawyer Ballance of Spartanburg, Nayara Megarity of Ruidoso, Haley, Raleigh, and Blythe Megarity of Baltimore, Md., and Austen Megarity of Ruidoso; two sisters, Ann Megarity Burner of Fort Worth, and Carol Megarity Cody and her husband Bill of Olive Hill, Ky.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 101 Sutton Drive, Ruidoso, NM 88345, or to the Andrew Megarity Scholarship Endow-ment Fund, Baylor College of Medicine, Alumni Affairs Office, Attn: Gwen Johnson, 1 Baylor Plaza, Suite 159B, Houston, TX 77030.

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Alma Grace (Miles) York
Sep 2, 1930 - May 18, 2005

Alma York

Alma York, 74, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (Alma York) to sign book and to submit memorial message.

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Alma Grace York

Alma Grace York, 74, of Mildred passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 11 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Clyde Franks and Pastor Tim Schane officiating. Music was provided by Michael Franks and Shelley Compton. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Alvin York, Shannon Wiggins, Michael Franks, Westley Eastman, Scott Price, Shane Dickerson, Mark Lindsay, Scott Compton, Charlie York Jr. and Chris Reagan.

Mrs. York was born Sept. 2, 1930, in Dawson to Charlie Elmer and Minerva Ann Sawyer Miles. She was a homemaker. She was a member of House of Praise Church of God. She taught Bible class, was a member of the ladies auxiliary, and led singing in the choir.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brothers, Arlie Miles and Alvis Miles.

Survivors include her husband, A. J. York of Mildred; children, Sandra and Robert Smith of La Porte, Sue and Robert Wiggins of Mildred, Shirley and Clyde Franks, Frances and David Eastman of Barry, Alvin and Kathy York of Richland, Bettie and Allen Fleenor of Mildred, Charlie and Charlcy York of Mildred; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; sisters, Audie Vice of La Porte, Alice McKennon of Fort Worth, Margaret Easley of Corsicana and Frances Perry of Waco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name (Alma Grace York) to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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J. B. Richardson, Jr.
Oct 12, 1971 - May 17, 2005

J. B. Richardson, Jr., 33, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at his residence, 3353 W. Seventh Ave. Services are pending with M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Mr. Richardson was born Oct. 12, 1971, in Corsicana.

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J. B. Richardson Jr.

J. B. Richardson Jr., 33, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at his residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Woodland Cemetery with D. A. Watson and Damien Gray officiating.

Mr. Richardson was born Oct. 12, 1971 in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Horace and Stella Richardson and maternal grandparents Tommy and Charlie West.

Survivors include son Stanley Dunbar (Stink) of Corsicana; father and mother J. B. Richardson Sr. and Minnie Richardson of Corsicana; brothers Kelton Richardson and wife Franchell of Gainesville and Michael Ellison of Corsicana; sisters Tamara Brown of Denver, Colo. and LaTonya Richardson of Grand Prairie; seven nieces; two nephews; special friend Constance Dixon (Bird) of Lubbock; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Mettie Marie (Bennett) Stokes
1904 - Jan 1, 2000

Mettie Marie Bennett Stokes, formerly of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2000, in a nursing home in San Antonio.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Mrs. Stokes was born near Emhouse in 1904 to Drurey and Artie Pattison Bennett. She graduated from Emhouse High School and attended Mary Hardin Baylor College.

She taught in rural schools in Navarro County, including Rice, Blooming Grove, Barry and Fairfield in the 1920s.

Child-rearing occupied her time from 1930 to the early 1940s, when she began to take additional college courses. Mrs. Stokes taught as a substitute teacher in the 1940s until she graduated from Mary Hardin Baylor College in 1949.

During a long teaching career in Corsicana, Mrs. Stokes taught in several Corsicana elementary schools, including Robert E. Lee, Sam Houston and W. B. Travis schools. She also taught for several years at the Corsicana State Home.

Her favorite grade to teach was the fifth grade, although after she obtained a masters degree from Baylor University she taught special education.

Her greatest joy in life was in her teaching, and she taught long enough that she sometimes taught the children and even grandchildren of her earlier students. She retired in the early 1970s.
Mrs. Stokes was active in the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a principal organizer of the Jose Antonio Navarro chapter of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

Mrs. Stokes is survived by two children, Virginia Carroll Stokes Nicholas and Bennett Stokes; and by two grandchildren, Stephen Nicholas and Drue Bennett; and by one great-grandchild, Michael.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles B. Stokes, who died in 1965 after many years with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clara Sneed (Fleming) Holt
1917 - May 17, 2005

Clara Sneed Holt

Clara Sneed Holt, a resident of Corsicana, died Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at the Ennis hospital of respiratory failure. Holt moved to Corsicana with her husband, Robert Holt, after living in Detroit, Mich., for more than 40 years.

Holt was born Clara Mae Fleming in 1917. She was one of six children born to James and Hattie Fleming in Weir, Kan. She grew up in the rural community and attended college at Pittsburg College and later attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. and Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich. She married Prince Sneed, a minister, and they were assigned various churches throughout the Kansas and Michigan areas. During World War II, Prince Sneed was a clerk in the Surgeon General’s office and she was a clerk for the Department of the Navy in Washington, D.C. After the war they moved back to Kansas where she taught in the elementary schools. The couple had one child, Jacqueline Sneed. They moved to Port Huron, Mich., and then Detroit, Mich.

In Detroit she worked as a civilian for the Department of the Army for more than 30 years. She was one of the first women buyers and was a specialist for buying various parts for military equipment during the Vietnam War. She was a widow for more than 20 years. In 1978 she married Robert Holt and retired from the Department of the Army. In 1998, she and her husband moved to Corsicana to be closer to her daughter and her family.

Clara Sneed Holt was predeceased by her husband Robert in 2000. She leaves her daughter, Jacqueline Sneed Mangrum; and her grandchildren, Jacqueline Rebecca and Cannon Prince. There remains one sister, Susie Lorene and her husband Stephen Young of Denver, Colo., and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and friends throughout the country. She traveled to many parts of the world but first and foremost she was a woman of God. She gave her life to Christ. She has fulfilled that which the Apostle Paul said, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Jacqueline Sneed Mangrum will minister at private graveside services.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Norma Jewel ‘Pinky’ (Cooper) Johnson
Oct 1, 1931 - May 18, 2005

Norma Jewel “Pinky” Johnson, 73, of Kemp passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2005, in Kemp.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David Nottingham officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Robert Willet Jr., James Mercer, Robert Paul Mercer, David S. Stanley, Homer Johnson, Wayne Willet, Lawrence Willet and H. A. Johnson.

Mrs. Johnson was born Oct. 1, 1931, in Brownsville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George C. and Mary A. Cooper; brothers, J. T. Cooper, Hershel Cooper and Clarence Cooper.

Survivors include her husband, Hollis A. Johnson of Kemp; sons and daughter-in-law, Alvin Stanley of Kemp, David and Tamela Stanley of Mabank and Hollis Dale Johnson of Waco; daughters and sons-in-law, Caroline Holine and Robert Willet of Waco, Cathey and Gene Pate of Gun Barrel City and Jeanin and Sonny Cathey of Waco; 14 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard Cooper of Washington and Bill Cooper of North Carolina; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Helen Marie (Mullenix) Gillen
Jul 28,1927 - May 18, 2005

Helen Marie Gillen, 77, died at Hospice Home Place in Tyler on May 18, 2005. Mrs. Gillen was born on July 28, 1927, to the late Ida and Howard Mullenix.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Bruce Gillen; and son, Dennis Gillen. She is survived by son, Bruce Gillen Jr. of Corsicana; daughter, Debbie Peveto and husband Robert Jr. of Tyler; daughter, Kathy Wilson of Texarkana; grandchildren, Clint Peveto and wife Brandy, Grant Peveto and wife Melissa, Matt Wilson and Drew Wilson; great-grandchildren, Hilton Peveto and Sutton Peveto; sister, Ruth Wilcox and husband Gene of Ennis; and sister, Sue Mullenix of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701; or Komen-Tyler Breast Cancer Foundation, 100 Independence Place, Tyler, TX 75703.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with the Rev. Richard Moody officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Roland Raymond (Bunky) Leach
Nov 20, 1940 - May 19, 2005

Roland R. (Bunky) Leach, 64, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2005 at his home in Corsicana after battling with cancer.

Mr. Leach was born on Nov. 20, 1940 to Jack and Christeen Leach of Rice.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother and one sister.

Survivors include sons Bill and wife Renea of Roane and David and wife Carla of Longview; one grandson; one step-granddaughter; two step-grandsons; sisters Willo Vaclavik of Corsicana and Zoe and Bob Sevy of Bryan; brothers M. Jack and Faye Leach of Duncanville and Jerry and Shirley Leach of Rice; one special great-niece Misty Vaclavik; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mr. Leach attended Rice Schools. He worked for many years for Fortson Bros. Farms in Rice and later worked for Leggett & Platt Inc. of Ennis. He loved horses and riding in the country.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Rice Cemetery.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to: Family First Hospice, Inc., 109 SW Main St., Ennis, TX 75119.

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O. D. Harper
Dec 21, 1911 - May 19, 2005

O. D. Harper, 93, of Powell passed away Thursday, May 19, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Monday at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in the Elm Flat community with the Rev. Charles Douglas officiating and Elder Terry Russell, eulogist. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Marcus Harper, Tora Russell, Eugene Chandler, James Harper, Fred Russell, and Julius Castle.
Mr. Harper was born Dec. 21, 1911 in Franklin, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother; daughter, Dorothy Faye Harper Russell; sisters, Antonia Smith, Fannie Garrison and Petraline Castle; grandchild, Larry Russell; and Jessie Harper, Frank Harper, Larkin Harper, Lewis Harper Jr., Herman Harper, Diane Harper and Lonzo Harper.

Mr. Harper is survived by his wife of 72 years, Ola Mae Woods Harper of Powell; sons, Billy R. Harper and wife Maline of Highland, Calif. and Erdice Harper and wife Ornette of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Alford Williams Jr. of Fort Worth, Curtis Harper of Los Angeles, Leo Harper and wife Mel of Los Angeles; and sisters, Willie Mae Stevenson of Memphis, Tenn., George Anne Jones of Memphis, Luvenia Williams, Catherine Gilbert, Rubie (Will) Smith, Jerline Harper and Iola Branch, all of Syracuse, N.Y., Erline Harper of Atlanta, Georgia and Blondoon Harper of Los Angeles.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Nolan Barry

Oil Field Victim Buried.
CORSICANA Texa, Dec. 11 (AP). - Funeral services were held here Sunday for Nolan Barry, 25, oil field worker accidentally killed at Conroe. He is survived by his parents and other relatives. Barry was injured fatally in a fall from a ninety-foot derrick.

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Ell Barton

Ex-Corsicana Man Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 7. - Ell Barton, former Corsicana resident, died at his home in Alexandria, La., Saturday morning, relatives were advised. Surviving are his wife, two daughters, two sisters, Mrs. Joe Scroggins, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. C. Levi, Brownwood; three brothers, L. M. Barton, Dallas; Patrick Barton, Texarkana, and R. D. Barton, Beaumont.

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Mae (Hagler) Barker

Mrs. Mae Barker Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas - Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Barker, 64, who died in a clinic here Monday, were held Tuesday from the First Baptist Church at St. Elmo, with burial in the St. Elmo Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, H. P. Barker of Corsicana; four sons, Jake Barker of Winkler, Sims Barker of Navarro, and Ray Barker and Ellis Barker, both of Dallas; nine daughters, Mrs. Cliff Coker of Eureka, Mrs. Hazel Knight, Mrs. Duard Coker and Mrs. Modine Threadgill, all of Corsicana; Mrs. L. D. Moody and Mrs. Ann Sturgeon, both of Dallas; Mrs.Bradford Haydon of Fairfield; Mrs. Elsie Darden of Manson, Wash., and Miss Syble Barker of Mexia; seventeen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and three brothers, John Hagler of Kaufman, Sims Hagler and Jack Hagler, both of Corsicana.

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W. Barlow-Brown
Nov 1, 1884 - Jul 26, 1919

Barlow-Brown - Corsicana, Texas, July, 26. - W. Barlow-Brown, representing a Philadelphia dental supply concern, died suddenly here today just before noon. He has made this his home for a number of years and has a wife and daughter. He was an Englishman by birth and came here when quite young. He was about 35 years old.

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DIED SUDDENLY.

W. Barlow Brown Was Well Known in Corsicana.

Mr. W. Barlow Brown, a traveling man representing a Philadelphia dental supply house, died suddenly today just before noon. He had only recently came in from a business trip, this being his second home coming for the year. He leaves a wife and little girl six or seven years of age. His wife was Miss Stacy Pinchback, who was reared in this county and has many friends who will deeply sympathize with her and her little girl in the great sorrow that has overtaken them.

Prior to taking a line of dental supplies the deceased traveled for an undertaking company. He owned his home here, the residence being situated at 1210 West First avenue. Mrs. Barlow Brown was a saleslady at the Red Front Store and was pursuing her duties when the news of her husband’s sudden death reached her.

At this hour the funeral arrangements had not been announced.

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Funeral Was Well Attended.

The funeral of the late W. Barlow Brown, who died suddenly here at noon Saturday, took place from the family home, 1210 West First Avenue at 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and was largely attended and there were many beautiful flowers. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and the pall bearers were: Honorary, J. Y. Stewart, W. B. Evans, R. M. Tankersley, W. E. Slaughter, Guy Hodge, J. L. Milburn, S. H. Jack and Dock Redden; Active, Drs. O. L. Smith, Trim Houston, L. C. Polk, F. R. Lindley, S. D. Rogers, Hubert Love and R. L. Holloway.

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Charles E. Barnes
d. 1949

Accidental Shot Kills Navarro Man
Special to the  News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 30. - Charles E. Barnes, 47, was found shot to death in his backyard in the Oak Valley Community shortly before noon Wednesday.
Justice of the Peace J. W. Sheppard said it was an accident. A 12-gauge gun was near the body. It is believed that Barnes was attempting to frighten away boys he thought were stealing pecans. The shotgun blast struck him in the left side.
The body was discovered by his wife when she returned from a visit to town.
Barnes was an elder in the Christian Church, and a Mason. He formerly operated a dairy.
Surviving are his wife; two children, Charles E. Barnes Jr., Mission, and Betty Graham, Waxahachie; four brothers, Jim Barnes, Mexia; Jack Barnes, Waco; Carlton Barnes and John Barnes, both of Dallas; Three sisters, Miss Nett Barnes, Mrs. Edna Douglas and Mrs. Faye McMahan, all of Dallas and one grandchild.

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J. W. Barnes

Funeral Services Set For J. W. Barnes, 39
Funeral services for J. W. Barnes, 39, of 2715 Grafton, assistant general manager of the Western Union Telegraph Company, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel in Corsicana, with burial in that city. Barnes died Thursday after a long illness.
Barnes was born and reared in Van Zandt County. He had been employed by Western Union for more than twenty years, starting as a clerk and serving as a telegraph operator in several of the larger cities in the Southwest. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived only by his wife.

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Bennett H. Barnett

BARNETT - Corsicana, Texas. May 14. - Bennett H. Barnett, 46, died here. Funeral services were conducted at the First Christian Church by the Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor. The body was sent to Lyons for burial. Surviving are his wife, one stepdaughter, Mrs. Rose Blackburn, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Leolar Barnett

Mrs. Barnett's Services Set.
Funeral services for Mrs. Leolar Barnett, 71, former longtime Dallas resident, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the First Methodist Church, Kerens, Navarro County. Burial will be in Kerens.
Mrs. Barnett died Monday in a hospital at Roswell, N.M., where she recently had moved from Dallas. Here she was a member of the Oak Cliff Methodist Church, the Anna Archer Sunday School Class and the order of the Eastern Star.
Her husband, G. M. Barnett, was employed at Neiman-Marcus Company before his death in 1938. Mrs. Barnett is survived by a son, John A. Barnett Sr. of Roswell, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Wentz of Newcastle, Wyo.; a brother, W. R. Deskin of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Trammel of Kerens; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Oct 22, 1953, Dallas, TX
  • Leolar Barnett, died Oct. 1953
  • Wife of Jasper Tramel & George Mitchell Barnett
  • Daughter of John Greenberry Deskin, II & Sarah Deborah Carpenter

Joseph Lucian Bartlett
Aug 20, 1869 - Sep 29, 1940


BARTLETT - Joseph Lucian, 71, of 7627 Santa Clara, died Sunday at a local hospital. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. L. V. Shaw, Mrs. Alan Snyder, Mrs. Benton Ramsey, Mrs. Leon Armstrong, all of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lee Langham, Rice, Navarro County, and three grandchildren. Funeral services at First Methodist Church at Rice at 2:30 p.m. Monday. Interment at Rice Cemetery. Arrangements with Weiland's Funeral Home, 2909 Live Oak. 3-8141.

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J. L. Bartlet Died In Dallas Sunday; Funeral in Rice

DALLAS, Sept. 30.—Joseph Lucian Bartlett, aged 71 years, died Sunday at a local hospital. Funeral services were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church at Rice Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. L. V. Shaw, Mrs. Alan Snyder, Mrs. Benton Ramsey and Mrs. Leon Armstrong all of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lee Langham, Rice, and three grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 30, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Name: Joseph Lucial Bartlett
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    Event Type: Death
    Event Date: 29 Sep 1940
    Event Place: Dallas, Texas
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    Certificate Number: 41169

Ada Pearl (Hendricks) Barton
Aug 13, 1892 - Jul 6, 1953

Mrs. Ada Barton, Navarro County Treasurer, Dies
Funeral rites for Mrs. Ada Pearl Barton of Corsicana, Navarro County Treasurer, will be held at Blooming Grove Central Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Lone Cedar Cemetery.
Mrs. Barton, 60, died in a Houston hospital Monday after several month's illness. She had been treasurer of the county since Jan. 1. The Commissioners Court appointed her when her husband Walter L. Barton, elected in the primaries and general election, declined to qualify.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Joe A. Barton of Garland and Beauford H. Barton of Houston; a foster son, Sam Herrin of Baytown; a brother, Ben Hendricks of Walnut Springs; a sister, Mrs. Cleo Atchison of Lancaster, and a grandson.

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County Treasurer Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Barton, 60, Navarro county treasurer, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Lone Oak Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Barton died in a Houston hospital Monday following a several months illness. She was a native of Alabama, but resided at Waxahachie and Lone Cedar before the family moved to Corsicana several years ago.

She was appointed county treasurer on January 1, this year, after her husband, Walter L. Barton, the elected official, had declined to qualify. He had been nominated in the Democratic primary and had been elected in the November general election.

The body laid in state at the Corley chapel until the funeral hour.

The courthouse closed at noon.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Joe A. Barton, Garland, and Beauford H. Barton, Houston; a foster son, Sam Herrin, Baytown; a grandson, Joe Glenn Barton, Garland; a brother, Ben Hendricks, Walnut Springs; a sister, Mrs. Cleo Atchison, Lancaster, and other relatives.

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Henry Pleasant Barton
May 25, 1860  -  May 26, 1928


Henry P. Barton Is Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. May 28. - Funeral services for Henry P. Barton, 68, who died at his home here Saturday, were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor, and the Rev.
A. W. Hall, presiding elder, conducted the services.

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HENRY P. BARTON DIED EARLY HOUR SATURDAY AT HOME
 
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR STOCKMAN AND FARMER BE HELD SUNDAY P.M.
 
Henry P. Barton, aged 68 years, farmer and stockman, died at his home, 1012 West Third avenue Saturday morning at 5:10 o’clock, following a long illness, and the funeral services will be held from the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.
 
Mr. Barton was born at Bethel, Anderson county, Texas, May 25, 1860.  In 1885 he was married to Miss Julia Cox.
 
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Dr. R. M. Barton, Mineral Wells;  H. W. Barton, Waco;  Charles C. Barton, Temple;  Dr. Julian C. Barton, Galveston;  two daughters, Mrs. R. J. Cantrell, Dallas;  Miss Frances Barton, student of Randolph-Macon College;  two brothers, D. J. Barton, Malakoff;  Dr. R. E. Blackerby, Tollerburg, Colo.
 
Mr. Barton was a member of the Methodist church and was a steward for 40 years.  He was also a Mason and Shriner.  He was one of the first donors to Southern Methodist University, Dallas.  He was a pioneer resident of Malakoff, moving to Corsicana nine years ago.  He was a director in a number of business enterprises, and a leading stockman and farmer.
 
Following will be active pallbearers:  S. J. Jackson, R. J. Jackson, J. Y. Stewart, Wm. Clarkson, Sr., W. A. Tarver, Wiley Burdine, E. E. Babers and J. E. Butler.
 
Honorary pallbearers will be the board of stewards of the First Methodist church; Dan Gentry, H. L. Flagg, George B. Thompson, Guy Chapman, O. A. Trulove, R. E. Sikes, Lee Riddlesperger, John Jackson, Dwight Carson, T. J. Adams, all of Malakoff;  Bige Tinkle, LeGrand Woods, R. K. Blackshear, J. H. Hook, Judge H. C. Nash, Mr. Finch, W. W. Gage, Odie Burke, J. N. Edens, George E. Jester, R. P. Bates, J. L. Halbert, Beauford Jester, A. A. Allison, Roy Martin, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. T. W. Watson, J. Lacy Wills, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Dr. O. L. Smith, T. J. Walton, Tom Kerr, Stanley Kerr and C. G. Davidson, all of Corsicana;  Adam Cone, A. W. Johnson, Tucker Royall, D. M. Hodges, all of Palestine;  Judge Royall R. Watkins, Dr. C. M. Rosser, H. E. Gabel, Rev. Cullon H. Booth, Dr. W. D. Bradfield, all of Dallas;  Dr. John Jenkins, and Chester Carroll, Waxahachie;  H. C. Glenn, W. S. Rowland and H. C. Harris, Temple;  T. E. Adams, Santa Anna;  Tom Faulk and Senator J. J. Faulk, Athens;  Marion Karnegay and Arthur Karnegay, both of Malone.
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Notice to Masons.
 
All members of Corsicana lodge No. 174 A. F. and A. M. and Bertrand du Guesclin Commandery No. 14, Knights Templar are expected to meet at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, May 27 at the Masonic Temple to attend the funeral of brother Henry P. Barton.
 
W. O. ALLMON, W. M.
CHARLES W. CROFT,
Commander.
E. R. GLOVER, Secretary.
 
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Hugh Clyde Ballew
Oct 14, 1860 - Jun 1, 1952

H. C. Ballew, 91, Dies In Corsicana Hospital
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 1. - H. C. Ballew, 91, died in a hospital here early Sunday. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at McCammon Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oak Wood Cemetery. Ballew was a veteran of the Spanish-American War.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Maude Ballew of Dallas, and six nieces, Mrs. Patsy Shaw and Mrs. Jester Pitman, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Will Brown, Mrs. Will Carter, Mrs. Clyde Anderson, all of Richland, Navarro County, and Miss Lucille Ballew of Dallas.

Ballew lived in Corsicana eighty-nine years.

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INFANT Barton
d. Feb 1925

BARTON - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 24 - Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Barton, Richland, Route No. 1, were held Friday at Pursley.

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John W. Barton

John W. Barton, the first to succumb of seven victims of the explosion at the casinghead plant of the Humble Company in theCorsicana field, Monday, died at 9:20 o’clock this morning at the county Hospital. He is survived by his wife, seven small children and his mother. Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending the arrival of his mother, Mrs. Docia Holt, who is en route here from her home in Wilburton, OK.

Earl Petty is next most seriously injured. He is said to beb in a critical condition. The others are reported doing well by hospital authorities. Fred Chandler is apparently showing rapid improvement.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Aug 20, 1924
  • John W. Barton, died Aug 20, 1924

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John W. Barton
Died Aug. 1924

J. W. BARTON, CORSICANA BLAST VICTIM,  IS DEAD
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 20. - John W. Barton, the first to succumb of seven victims of the explosion at the casinghead plant of the Humble Company in the Corsicana field, Monday, died at 9:20 o'clock this morning at the County Hospital. He is survived by his wife, seven small children and his mother. Funeral arrangements have not been made, pending the arrival of his mother, Mrs.
Docia Holt, who is en route here from her home at Wilberton, OK.
Earl Petty is next most seriously injured. He is said to be in a critical condition. The others are reported doing well by hospital authorities. Fred Chandler is apparently showing rapid improvement.

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William Handsel Bass
Sep 14, 1858 - May 6, 1939

Funeral services were held at the Corny Chapel with burial at Oakwood Cemetery for W. H. Bass, 80, who died at Mesquite. Surviving are five children. H. R. Bass, Mesquite; W. B. Bass, Mesquite; Mrs. H. A. Hagler, Mesquite, and J. L. Bass, Corpus Christi, Mrs. J. H. Thompson, Mesquite, a stepdaughter, Mrs. W. J. Pennington, Fort Worth, and a brother, J. W.
Bass Mississippi.

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W. H. BASS DIED AT MESQUITE; BURIAL HERE ON MONDAY

W. H. Bass, aged 80 years, died Saturday at Mesquite, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are five children, H. R. Bass, Mesquite; W. B. Bass, Mesquite; Mrs. J. H. Thompson, Mesquite; and J. L. Bass, Corpus Christi; a step-daughter, Mrs. W. J. Pennington, Fort Worth; a brother, J. W. Bass, Mississippi, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. H. Bass, L. M. Jones, J. L. Bonner, Bill Daniels, Calvin Milburn, and C. B. Hutson.

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