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Ollie Nadin (Scarbrough) Johnston
Dec 12, 1919 - 2000

Ollie Nadin Johnston

Services for Ollie Nadin Johnston, 85, of Trinidad were held at 10;00 a.m., Wednesday, at the Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel in Malakoff with Floyd Loven officiating. Burial was in the Trinidad Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnston passed away Monday in Athens. She was born December 12, 1919 in Kerens to Lon Thomas and Margaret Ollie Scarbrough and has been a lifelong resident of the community. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Trinidad. She married Loyd James Johnston on April 29, 1938 in Mankin, Tx. Upon his death in 2000, they had been married for 62 years.

She is also preceded in death by her parents, three brothers and three sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Rita Kay Abee of Dallas, her son, Ronald Johnston of Trinidad, seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation was held Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.


Loretta Pearl (Beesley) Adams
Jun 18, 1912 - Jun 4, 2005

Loretta Pearl Adams, 92, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2005, at William Childs Hospice House. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Calvary Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. A video tribute to Loretta Adams may be viewed at www.corleyfuneralhome.com. Select her obituary and click on the video memorials link. There is also an online guest book for your use. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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LORETTA PEARL ADAMS

Mrs. Loretta Pearl Adams was born on June 18, 1912 in Houghton, MT. to Joseph and Clara Bernard Beesley.

Mrs. Adams died on June 4, 2005 in Palm Bay, Florida.

Graveside Services will be Thursday (June 9, 2005) at 1:00 P.M. at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Mrs. Adams is survived by Son: Lawrence Jordan of Melbourne, FL., Sister: Betty Kasprak of IL., Sister-In-Law: Janelle Scruggs of Corsicana, TX., 7 Grandchildren, and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Services under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.


Hershell Vanderbilt Hounshell
Jul 29, 1914 - Jun 6, 2005

Hershell Vanderbilt Hounshell, 90, of Payne Springs passed away Monday, June 6, 2005, in Payne Springs. Graveside services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Clayton McCord officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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HERSHELL VANDERBILT HOUNSHELL

Mr. Hershell Vanderbilt Hounshell, 90, of Payne Springs passed away on Monday, June 6, 2005 in Payne Springs. He was born on July 29, 1914 in Altus, Oklahoma. He was a Maintenance Engineer with the U.S. Life Insurance Company. He was a veteran. Mr. Hounshell was preceded in death by his wife, Flora Belle Hounshell, and is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Larry & Karen Hounshell of Payne Springs, a daughter Gloria Jean Kovar, Seven Grandchildren, Eleven Great Grandchildren, and a brother, Bob McGill of Arlington, TX. Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, TX. with the Rev. Clayton McCord officiating.


Sallie (Magee) McClure
Sep 12, 1883 - May 17, 1959

Mrs. Sallie McClure, 72, longtime Frost resident, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday after suffering a stroke Wednesday.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Methodist Church with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are nine children, Robert L. McClure, Robstown; F. L. McClure, Texas City; Dean McClure, Dallas; Mrs. Edna Dickson, Frost; Mrs. Rosa Malone, Dallas; Mrs. Viola Cleveland, Dallas; Mrs. Lena Mahaley, Lubbock; Mrs. Maurine Downey, Frost and Mrs. June Turner, Garrett; two brothers, George Magee and Earl Magee, both of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Pool, Ennis; Mrs. Jewell Saunders, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Lucille Gleen, South Texas; 14 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

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Frost Resident Dies Thursday
Mrs. Sallie McClure, long-time resident of Frost, died in Memorial hospital Thursday morning after a short illness. She was 72.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the Frost Baptist Church, with Rev. Earl G. Harper, pastor of the Frost Methodist Church, officiating. He will be assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the First Baptist Church; and Rev. Larry Meredith, pastor of the Clearview Methodist Church in Dallas.
Burial will be in Frost cemetery with McCormick Funeral Service in charge.
Mrs. McClure, who suffered a stroke Wednesday, was a native of Mississippi and moved to Texas when she was two years old.
She is survived by nine children, Robert L. McClure, Robstown; F. L. McClure, Texas City; Dean McClure, Dallas; Mrs. Edna Dickson, Frost; Mrs. Rosa Malone, Dallas; Mrs. Lola Cleveland, Dallas; Mrs. Lena Mahaley, Lubbock; Mrs. Maurine Downey, Frost; and Mrs. June Turner, Garrett; two brothers, George Magee and Earl Magee, both of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Pool, Ennis; Mrs. Jewel Saunders, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Lucille Gleen, South Texas; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 17, 1956
  • Son of Leonidas and Alice Caroline (Shivers) Magee. Wife of Robert Louis McClure. Mother of R. E. L., Edna, Mary Rosa, Vernon, Viola, Lena, Alice, F. L., Doris Rowe, Dean McClure and Wanda June.
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

John L. McCage
1851 - Jul 1908

Man Killed by Lightning
Navarro County Farmer Dies While Gathering Watermelons
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., July 20. - While gathering watermelons this afternoon about 2 o'clock, John McCage of Angus, a prominent citizen and farmer, was instantly killed by lightning. His wife, who was near him at the time, was not hurt.

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Rufus Sterling Vandiver
Sep 13, 1897 - Dec 11, 1933

VANDIVER - Corsicana, Tex. Dec. 12. - Rufus S. Vandiver, 37, cotton buyer, resident of Corsicana practically all of his life, died in an Abilene hospital Monday morning. The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday morning with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, officiating. Surviving are his mother, Mrs. R. S. Vandiver, matron at the State Orphans' Home.

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RUFUS S. VANDIVER, FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED IN ABILENE

Rufus S. Vandiver, aged 37 years, cotton buyer, resident of Corsicana practically all of his life, died in Abilene hospital after a short illness. The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mr. Vandiver was connected with a Dallas cotton firm and had been stationed in Abilene for several months.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. R. S. Vandiver, matron at the State Orphan’s home.

Pallbearers will be Wade Smith, Chester Ray, Clifford Coates, Dr. Dubart Miller, Carter Kirven and Cullen Dunn.

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FORMER CORSICANAAN WAS BURIED HERE ON WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Rufus S. Vandiver, 37, cotton buyer, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died in an Abilene hospital Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock after a short illness were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mr. Vandiver was connected with a Dallas cotton firm and had been stationed in Abilene for the past several months.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. R. S. Vandiver, matron at the State Home.

Pallbearers were Wade Smith, Chester Ray, Clifford Coates, Dr. Dubart Miller, Carter Kirven and Cullen Dunn.

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Hattie Vanderpool
died Feb 1953

Vanderpool Funeral
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 16. - Last rites for Miss Hattie Vanderpool, 80, native of Kentucky and long-time resident of Corsicana, were held Monday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Faulkenberry Cemetery at Groesbeck. A Cousin, Steve Clay of Groesbeck, survives.

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Eunice Ethel (Kyser) Tramel-McAlester
Aug 2, 1894 - Apr 10, 1927

Apr 12, 1927
McALESTER - Corsicana, Texas. April 12. - Mrs. Eunice McAlester, 32 years old, wife of E. M. McAlester, died in the Navarro County Hospital and was buried in the Kerens Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Mrs. McAlester is a native of Navarro County. Surviving are her husband, one son, Cecil Tramel; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kyser, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Lockridge, Mexia; Mrs. Avie Allen, Nocona; Mrs. Vesper Walker, Kerens; one brother, Chester Kyser, Kerens.

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Eunice Ethel (Kyser) Tramel-McAlester


DEATH FOLLOWS OPERATION; BODY BURIED AT KERENS

MRS. EUNICE M’ALESTER DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Eunice McAlester, aged 32 years, wife of E. M. McAlester, 620 West Ninth avenue, died in the Navarro County Hospital Sunday afternoon at 2:20 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Kerens Cemetery at 2:30 Monday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana. Mrs. McAlester was a native of Navarro county. She underwent an operation in the Navarro County Hospital Saturday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, one son, Cecil Tramel; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Kyser, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Lockridge, Mexia; Mrs. Alvie Allen, Nacona; Mrs. Vesper Walker, Kerens; one brother, Chester Kyser, Kerens.

Several truck loads of floral offerings were sent to Kerens with the body, they attesting the popularity of Mrs. McAlester in life and the love and esteem in which she was held by those who knew her best.

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Leander C. McAlister
abt 1855 - Jan 1950

McAlister Rites Set at Corsicana
Graveside services for Leander C. McAlister, 95, a Dallas resident for about fifty years, will be held Monday afternoon in Corsicana.
McAlister, a retired contractor in Dallas, died in a Dallas hospital Saturday. He was born in Alabama and came to Texas as a youth.
Surviving are a son, J. W. McAlister and a daughter, Mrs. June Staugh, both of Dallas; a brother, A. McAlister of Big Spring; a granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Paschell of Dallas; three other grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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L. C. McAlister Funeral Rites Conduced Today

Funeral services for Leander C. McAlister, 95, who died in Dallas Saturday were held at Oakwood cemetery here Monday  afternoon where interment was made. He formerly resided in Corsicana. Services also were held in Dallas Monday morning.
The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are a son, J. W. McAlister, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. June Spaugh, Dallas; a granddaughter, Mrs. Doris Paschell, Dallas, and a brother, A. McAlister Big Spring; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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John C. McBride
died Oct 1939

McBRIDE - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 18 - Funeral services were held at the Chalk Bluff Baptist Church, near Waco, with burial in Chalk Bluff Cemetery, for John C. McBride, 79, who died here. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Mitchell of Corsicana, Mrs. R. L. Carpenter of Chalk Bluff and Mrs. W. C. Tracy of Millberry, Ohio; two sons, Robert McBride, Chalk Bluff, and J. C. McBride, Georgewest; a sister Jessie McBride, Ripley, Miss., and eleven grandchildren.

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Maggie McBride
Jan 26, 1878 - Jan 9, 1935

McBRIDE - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 18 - Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie McBride, 57, who died at her home Wednesday, were held Thursday. Surviving are one son, Charles McBride of Longview; two daughter, Misses Faye and Mae McBride, both of Corsicana; two sisters and two brothers.

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Maggie McBride who died at her home in Corsicana Wednesday, was buried in the Richland cemetery Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. McBride and daughters had made Richland their home several years and had only been in Corsicana a short time.

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Tennie E. (Stewart) McCain
Apr 7, 1889 - Aug 17, 1952

Mrs. McCain's Funeral Held at Angus Baptist
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 19. - Funeral services for Mrs. Eddie McCain Sr., 63, of Dallas and formerly of Navarro County were held at the Angus Baptist Church Tuesday. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, Leonard Ralph Stewart, Odessa; James D. McCain, missing in action in Korea, and Eddie McCain Jr., Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Bryan Briggs, Mrs. James A. Moore and Mrs. Thelma Hall, all of Dallas, and Mrs. James E. Humphries, Monahans; two brothers, James W. Stewart, Memphis, and E. M. Stewart, Midland; fourteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. McCain

Funeral services for Mrs. Tennie Ellen McCain, 63, who died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, Sunday morning, will be held from the Angus Baptist church at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. D.B. Russell of Dallas.

Surviving are her husband, Eddie McCain, Sr., Dallas; three sons, Leonard Ralph Stewart, Odessa; James D. McCain, missing in action in Korea, and Eddie McCain, Jr., Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Bryan Briggs, Mrs. James A. Moore and Mrs. Thelma Hall all of Dallas, and Mrs. James E. Humphries, Monahans; two brothers, James W. Stewart, Memphis, and E.M. Stewart, Midland; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Mrs. McCain formerly resided in Navarro county.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley directs.

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Richard Dudley McCary
Sep 28, 1871 - Feb 20, 1952

McCary Rites Held
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 28 - Funeral services were held at Frost Thursday for R. D. McCary, 80, butcher, Masonic and WOW leader of Frost. Surviving are his wife; a son, Sypert McCary of Dallas; and a daughter, Miss Fae McCary of Beaumont.

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Fraternal Leader Dies At Frost
FROST. Feb. 22—(Spl.)—Funeral services for R. D. McCary, 80, who died with a heart attack Wednesday, were held from the First Methodist
church here at 5 p. m. Thursday.

McCary, native Texan and long time resident of this community died while mowing a lawn Wednesday afternoon. He was a long-time butcher and was prominent in fraternal circles. He was tiler of the Frost Masonic Lodge 19 years and served as clerk of the WOW Lodge here for many years.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor of the Frost Baptist church. Masons conducted the graveside rites at the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Frost, a son, Cypert McCary, Dallas; a daughter, Miss Fae McCary, Beaumont teacher, and several brothers and sisters and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Harriett (Dickson/Dixon) McClendon
Feb 13, 1857 - Mar 6, 1934

LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED HERE TUESDAY

Mrs. Harriet McClendon, aged 77 years, resident of Richland and Corsicana for the past 45 years, died at 614 West Sixteenth avenue Tuesday afternoon at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Richland Methodist church with burial in the Richland cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church in Corsicana.

Surviving are four sons, J. T. McClendon, Richland; Bill McClendon, Mexia; Lonnie McClendon, Lamesa; and Johnnie McClendon, San Antonio; four daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Pond, Richland; Mrs. Nona Bethany, Lubbock; Mrs. Lilla Smith, Childress, and Mrs. Susie Allred, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Richland

RICHLAND, March 15.—(Spl.)—Grandma McClendon, who died at her daughter’s Mrs. Floyd Allred in Corsicana last week was laid to rest in the Richland cemetery Wednesday afternoon. We extend our sympathy.

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Mary Eliza McCrery, Miss
Sep 8, 1869 - 30 Mar 30, 1918

Dallas Woman's Sister Dies.
Miss Eliza McCrery, Corsicana, sister of Mrs. E. R. Brown, 5314 Swiss avenue, died yesterday morning. Funeral services will be held at the family residence in Corsicana at 4 o'clock this afternoon.

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Venerable Lady Buried.

The remains of the late Mrs. Mary McCrery were interred in Oakwood this afternoon, the funeral taking place from the family home, 1305 West Fourth avenue at 4:30. Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt officiated and Messrs. F. N. Drane, B. L. Davis, A. W. McQuiston, William Clarkson, Jr., R. S. Galloway and J. W. Carpenter acted as pallbearers. A large procession followed the remains to the grave and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Samuel Houston "Sam" Inman
Mar 7, 1867 - May 3, 1929

Sam H. Inman Dies in Auto
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 3. - Sam H. Inman, 62, 810 South Eighteenth street, native of Georgia but resident of Corsicana for thirty-eight years, died with a heart attack while driving his car near Calvert Thursday afternoon at about 4:30 o'clock, and the funeral will be held from the residence Saturday morning at 10 o'clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Inman was drilling an oil well in the Brenham field and was en route to his rig at the time of the attack. The car ran into a ditch and turned over. Apparently Mr. Inman had not been injured from the way the car was found, but was dead before the car went into the ditch.
He was well-known in Corsicana and had been fire chief, assistant fire chief and City Commissioner of Corsicana. He formerly was in the gun business.
Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. L. K. Carraway, Mrs. A. C. Young, Mrs. Norman Hardin, Hall Preston Inman, Sammie Lean Inman, Billie Bob Inman and Nellie Frances Inman, all of Corsicana; two brothers, S. M. Inman and W. S. Inman, both of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. George Rogers, Fayetteville, Ark; Mrs. Frank Carl, Prairie Grove, Ark; Mrs.
Sallie Jones, Birmingham, Ala.

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Sam H. Inman is:


Samuel Houston “Sam” Inman


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR SAM H. INMAN SATURDAY MORNING

WELL KNOWN CORSICANAN DIED ON HIGHWAY NEAR CALVERT THURSDAY

Funeral services for Sam H. Inman, 62, native of Georgia, but resident of Corsicana 38 years, who died Thursday afternoon near Calvert with a heart attack while driving his car, were held from the family residence, 810 South Eighteenth street, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. An inquest held by officers at Calvert shortly after the body of Mr. Inman was found in his overturned automobile, reported that death was caused by a heart attack and that the death of Mr. Inman caused the car to run into a ditch and overturn.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. George F. Kornegay, pastor of the Eleventh Methodist church; Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church; Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church, formerly of Corsicana; and Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the First Methodist church of Hubbard, formerly of Corsicana. The Masonic order had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Inman was well-known in Corsicana, having been fire chief, assistant fire chief and city commissioner. He formerly was in the gin business. At the time of his death, he was drilling oil wells in the Brenham oil fields and was en route to Brenham at the time of his death.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. A. C. Young, Marshall; Mrs. L. K. Carraway, Mrs. Norman Hardin, and Hal Preston, Sammie Lean, Billie Bob and Nellie Frances Inman, all of Corsicana; two brothers, S. M. and W. C. Inman, both of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. George Rogers, Fayetteville, Ark.; Mrs. Frank Carl, Prairie Grove, Ark.; and Mrs. Sallie Jones, Birmingham, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were the five brothers of Mrs. Inman, Fred White, J. Ed White, George T. White, Willison White, and Frank M. White and Sam J. Taylor.

The funeral was under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 4 , 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruth Anna (White) Inman married Dec. 20, 1893 s/o William Henderson Shadrack Inman and Sarah Adaline (Lea) Inman

Cowan M. McClung
Feb 10, 1822 - Jun 7, 1895

C. M'CLUNG
Kerens, Navarro Co., TX., June 8. - C. McClung, one of the first settlers of this county, died at his home near here yesterday in his 74th year.

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Ambrose Dotson McCord
Nov 21, 1855 - Dec 31, 1932

Ambrose D. McCord Dies.
Special to the News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 31. - Funeral services for Ambrose Dotson McCord, 77, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of his daughter here, will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church by the Rev. Mr. Hogan, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Waxahachie, assisted by the Rev. P. Martin Baker. Burial will be in Oakwood.
Surviving are a son, Rivers McCord of Oakland, Cal.; four daughters, Mrs. E. E. Burkhart of Corsicana, Mrs. G. D. Williams, of Electra, Mrs. Carrie McMullan of Rice, Mrs. T. C. McMullan of Rice and several grandchildren.

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A. D. M’CORD WAS BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Ambrose Dotson McCord, aged 77 years, who died Saturday afternoon at 1:45 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. E. Burkhart, 109 East Woodlawn, were held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. McCord resided in Waxahachie for many years prior to moving to Corsicana three years ago.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hogan, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, in Waxahachie, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are a son, Rivers McCord, Oakland, Calif., four daughters, Mrs. E. E. Burkhart, Corsicana; Mrs. Carrie McMullan and Mrs. T. C. McMullan, both of Rice; and several grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Elizabeth Alaminta "Minnie" (Sugg) McCord
May 1862 - Aug 3, 1930

Mrs. A. D. McCord Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 5. - Funeral services for Mrs. A. D. McCord, 66, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clark McMullan, in the Tupelo community Sunday night, were conducted at the First Methodist Church here Monday afternoon by Dr. G. H. Hogan, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church, Waxahachie, assisted by the Rev. T. J. Sanders, Bazette, and the Rev. J. W. Bergin, Corsicana. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, A. D. McCord, Waxahachie; one son, R. H. McCord, Oakland, Cal.; four daughters, Mrs. A. D. McMullan, Tupelo; Mrs. Clark McMullan, Tupelo; Mrs. E. E. Burkhart, Corsicana; Mrs. G. D. Williams, Electra; two sisters, Mrs. O. B. Drake, Waxahachie; Miss Erma McCord, Waxahachie, and a brother, B. H. Suggs, Waxahachie.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TUPELO WOMAN HELE HERE TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. A. D. McCord, age 66, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clark McMullen, in the Tupelo community Sunday night were held at the First Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock conducted by Dr. G. H. Hogan, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, Waxahachie, assisted by Rev. J. T. Sanders, Bazette and Rev. J. W. Bergin, Corsicana. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, A. D. McCord, Waxahachie; a son, R. H. McCord, Oakland, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. A. D. McMullen, Tupelo; Mrs. Clark McMullan, Tupelo; Mrs. E. E. Burkhart, Corsicana; Mrs. G. D. Williams, Electra; two sisters, Mrs. O. B. Drake, Waxahachie; a brother, B. H. Suggs, Waxahachie and numerous other relatives

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TUPELO WOMAN IS BURIED MONDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Elizabeth McCord, who died in the Tupelo community Sunday night, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 at the First Methodist church and were conducted by Dr. Hogan, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church at Waxahachie. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband and several children.

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Mrs. Thomas L. (Walton) Hamilton
died May 4, 1902

HAMILTON - Corsicana, Tex., May 5. - Mrs. Thomas L. Hamilton (nee Walton) died at her home yesterday.

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Mary A. Huey
died Jul 12, 1902

HUEY - Corsicana, Tex., July 12. - Mrs. Mary A. Huey, wife of Vice President Joseph Huey of the First National Bank of this city, died at 3 o'clock this morning.

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Rosa C. Bates
died Dec 7, 1912

Bates - Mrs. Rosa C. Bates, aged 33 years, died yesterday afternoon at 5:50 o'clock. The body will be sent to Corsicana for burial by Undertaker George W. Loudermilk. The funeral will be held at Corsicana this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Haley will conduct the service.

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Lillian Rucogno
died Jun 1900

RUCOGNO - Corsicana, Tex., June 12. - At noon today Lillian, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. Rucogno, died at the family residence, corner of Twelfth street and Sixth avenue, and will be buried tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock in the Catholic cemetery.

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Laurence Finney
died Jun 19, 1902

Found Dead in Bed.
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., June 20. - Laurence Finney, father of Mrs. M. P. Cullinan, died at his daughter's home last night from an unknown cause. He retired about midnight last night and seemed in perfect health, but was found dead in his bed this morning.

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Jim Martin
died Dec 1912

Martin - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 7. - While sitting with his wife and father in the waiting room of the railroad station at Blooming Grove waiting for a train to bring the trio to Corsicana Jim Martin, a farmer, died suddenly. He was in usual health up to the time that death overtook him.

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Edgar L. Gibson
died Aug 26, 1912

Edgar L. Gibson, 70 years of age, a resident of Corsicana for 40 years, died at his home here early this morning. Up to two years ago Mr. Gibson was freight agent for the Houston and Texas Central railroad here, a position which he held for 25 years. He was never married, and devoted his life to his mother and two sisters. The funeral services will be conducted from the Catholic Church tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock, Rev. Father McAuliffe officiating. One sister and a brother survive him, his mother and one sister having died within the past few years. The general superintendent's office at Houston has wired E. O. Vaughan, the present H. & T. C. freight agent here, to close his office during the funeral hour tomorrow.

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Mrs. Harry Rickard
died Mar 12, 1902

RICKARD - Corsicana, Tex., March 12. - Mrs. Harry Rickard died here at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The remains will be interred at Gygnet, Ohio.

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Raymond Charlotte Barham
Nov 10, 1906 - Aug 4, 1939

Blooming Grove Man Found Dead on Railway
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 4. - The mangled, lifeless body of Raymond C. Barham, 33, of Blooming Grove was found Friday on the Southern Pacific Lines right of way, and Everett Monk Griffin, 27, also of Blooming Grove, was found seriously injured near by. A fast freight train had passed through Corsicana a few minutes earlier.
Reed Talley, night attendant at a filling station, found the men after he had heard shouts for help. Griffin was taken to P. and S. Hospital.
Barham's body was taken Friday to Blooming Grove.
The injured man suffered a broken left arm between the elbow and wrist, and hospital attendants said they believe he will recover.
Barham is survived by his wife and five small sons of Blooming Grove; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Barham; three brothers, Joe and Nick Barham of Blooming Grove, and Bill Barham of Floydada, and a sister, Mrs. H. P. Barnes of San Angelo.

Aug 6, 1939

Funeral services for Raymond C. Barham, 33, of Blooming Grove were held there Saturday. Surviving are his wife, and five small sons, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. W. Barham; three brothers, Joe Barham and Nick Barham of Blooming Grove, and Bill Barham of Floydada and a sister, Mrs.
H. P. Barnes of San Angelo.

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R. T. Barham
died 29, 1928

Barnham Funeral Held
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 29. - Funeral services for R. T. Barham, 76, who died at the Navarro County hospital Monday night at 7:10 o'clock following an illness of several days, were held at the First Baptist Church at Arlington on Wednesday morning. He was born in Alabama but had resided in Texas forty-two years.

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Phillip Perrin Barham
Nov 21, 1931 - Oct 10, 1951

October 25, 1951, Washington

Texas Casualties
WASHINGTON Oct. 25. The Defense Department Thursday identified thirteen more Texas casualties in the Korean War.The Defense Department Thursday identified thirteen more Texas casualties in the Korean war.

KILLED IN ACTION
Marine Corps: Pfc. Phillip P. Barham, Barry, Navarro County.   ....

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Services Sunday For Pfc. Barham
Funeral services for Pfc. Phillip P. Barham, 19, U. S. Marine, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Christian church in Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Garrett. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. Graveside rites and pallbearers will be provided by the Texas National Guard and American Legion.
Pfc. Barham was killed in action in Korea, October 10, 1951.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Barham, Barry; and four brothers, James Ray Barham, U. S. Army; Allen, Murray, and Harold Barham, all of Barry.
Corley will direct.

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Ben Williams
died Feb 19, 1902

WILLIAMS - Corsicana, Tex., Feb 20. - Ben Williams died suddenly last night after an illness of eighteen hours at his home, four miles east of this city. The attending physicians are unable to state the cause of his death.

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B. J. Evans
died Sep 1911

Evans - The body of B. J. Evans, who died Friday at 4539 Birch street, was at 5 p. m. yesterday shipped by Donovan-McCreary undertakers, to Corsicana.

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E. W. McEwin
Dec 1912

McEwin - Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 7. - E. W. McEwin died suddenly at his home at Angus. He had returned from a few hours' hunting and was in the act of entering his home when he died.

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Frank Steele
died Feb 12, 1902

STEELE - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 13 - Frank Steele, a well known citizen of Re, died at his home yesterday of spinal meningitis.

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Alice Mae (Renfro) Boyd
Jul 2, 1924 - Jun 5, 2005

Alice Mae Renfro Boyd, 80, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 5, 2005 at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village.

Wake service will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Renfro Memorial COGIC.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Renfro Memorial COGIC. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Mrs. Boyd was born July 2, 1924 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Porter Sr. and Marie Renfro; sisters Jorene Goff, Gustavia Kelly and Bettie Washington; and brothers J.C. Renfro and Elder Donnie L. Renfro.

Survivors include husband Israel Boyd II of Corsicana; son Elder Milton C. Jones (Lois) and Lura M. Thomas (Elvis), all of Houston; step-son Israel Boyd III; step-daughters Judy Ann Boyd and Ruby J. Boyd; several grandchildren; sisters Mary Dixon (John), Omega Kelly (David), Ruthie Nell Kelly (Billy Joe), Helen Grant and Diann Jennings (John Earl), all of Corsicana; brother Porter Renfro Jr. (Althea) of Houston; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Bobbie Janelle Shaw
Oct 16, 1925 - Jun 6, 2005

Bobbie Janelle Shaw, born Oct. 16, 1925, in Emhouse passed away June 6, 2005, in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James William Shaw, and son, James Monte Shaw.

She is survived by her son, Mark Shaw and wife Sande; grandson, Christopher Shaw and wife April; granddaughter, Wendi Ellis and husband Stephen; sister, Louise Atkins; great-grandchildren, Stephen, Shelbi, Kirsten and Heather; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Shaw retired from Southwestern Bell after 24 years of service. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She graduated from Mildred High School.

Funeral services were scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel with interment to follow at Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home, Dallas.

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James Henry Carroll
Mar 11, 1924 - Jun 6, 2005

James Henry Carroll, age 81, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 6, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Dallas.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 9, at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Carroll, James Stringer, Don Bush, James Owen, David Carroll and Billy Owen.

Mr. Carroll was born March 11, 1924, in Barry to Thomas “Red” Carroll and Willie Lee Carroll Eldred. He was a graduate of Blooming Grove High School and was drafted on Feb. 25, 1943, and discharged on Jan. 31, 1945. He was a disabled World War II veteran. He was living at the home and cared for by his mother since his discharge from the service in 1945 until her death in 1980. Franklin and Mildred Carroll cared for him with the help of James and Maxine Stringer, after his mother’s death.
The family thanks them for all their loving care they gave him, living with him in his home for the past 18 years. He loved the Lord and went to church when he was able. He was a lifetime member of the VFW.

He received numerous decorations and citations including four battle stars, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, ETO Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal for services in the Rome-Arno, Southern France, German and Italian campaigns.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Gerald D. Carroll; nephew, Tommy Joe Carroll; and brother-in-law, Vidal Vall Woods.

Survivors are brothers, Joe Thomas Carroll and wife Hazel of Garland and Franklin D. Carroll and wife Mildred of Corsicana; sister, Peggy Marie Woods of Burkburnett; nephews, Bobby Joe Woods and wife Gloria of Fresno, Calif., Jimmy Carroll and wife Cola of Wylie and David F. Carroll and wife Karyn of The Woodlands; nieces, Mary Kay Hodges of Garland, Rhonda Marie Wrye of Rowlett and Sharon Ann Bush and husband Don of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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DeShawn ArCraig Gardner
Nov 11, 1960 - Jun 6, 2005

DeShawn ArCraig Gardner, 44, of Corsicana passed away June 6, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church with Pastor Ricky Walter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lee Patrick Rice, Kenneth Keith, Calvin Carroll, Paul Haggerty, Paul Ross and Barry Newell.

Mr. Gardner was born Nov. 11, 1960 in Corsicana. He was a 1979 Corsicana High School graduate and reived a Bachelor of Science from Prairie View A&M University of Texas. He worked in medical sales for Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Freddie and Irene Gardner.
Survivors include wife Brenda Nickleberry Gardner; daughter Brendé and son Craig II; brother Freddie Jr. (Glodine) Gardner; uncle Jerry Williams; nephews Kevin, Ken and Tré; mother-in-law Edith Nickleberry; sister-in-law Oretha Nickleberry; sister-in-law Patricia Gardner; and cousins, other relatives and many dear friends.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Ella Belle Garrett

Ella Belle Garrett, 94, of Rice passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at her residence. Graveside services will be Friday, June 10, at Kress Cemetery in Kress, Texas.

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Betty Leda (Coker) Sanches
Sep 23, 1932 - Jun 9, 2005

Betty Leda (Coker) Sanches, 72, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 9, 2005, at Ennis Regional Medical Center.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Bryant officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chuck Sanches, Chester Duke, Waylon Ivie, Josh Vercher, Kyle Petty and David Cassada.

Ms. Sanches was born Sept. 23, 1932 in Corsicana to Arthur Thomas Coker and Annie Mosley Coker.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Winston Coker, Bobby Coker and Orion Coker.

Survivors include daughters Brenda Houck and husband Russ of Corsicana, Barbara Parr of Corsicana and Pam Bower of Corsicana; sons Chuck Sanches of Corsicana and Mike Sanches and wife Lynda of Corsicana; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers Floyde Coker of Houston, Clinton Coker of Richland and Jimmy Dee Coker of Navarro; sisters Lois McCarey of Houston, Genevia Paul of Corsicana and Lillie Laney of Athens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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