Obituaries from
Navarro County, Texas



Ann Kennedy
died Feb 9, 1902

February 10, 1902
KENNEDY - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 10. - Mrs. Ann Kennedy, wife of Patrick Kennedy, died here yesterday morning.
She was 51 years of age.


Mollie McCombs
died Feb 5, 1902

Feb 6, 1902, Dallas, TX
Mollie McCombs, aged 36 years, died last night at 384 Flora street. Remains were shipped to Corsicana for interment.


Frank Q. Root
died Jun 1912

Jun 16, 1912, Kerens, TX
Root - Kerens, Tex., June 16. - Frank Q. Root of Lufkin died here at the home of his sister, Mrs. Addis Mays. He was born and reared here. His father, Col. Root, was a pioneer here. The son went to Corsicana and lived until a few years ago, and went from there to Lufkin.


R. O. Elliott
died Jan 26, 1902

January 27, 1902
ELLIOTT - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 27. - R. O. Elliott, an old citizen of Corsicana, died at his home yesterday evening.


W. B. Beard

Jul 20, 1900
BEARD - Corsicana, Tex., July 20. - W. B. Beard, one of the most prosperous farmers in Navarro County, died at his home in the King Willow neighborhood yesterday of rupture of a blood vessel in the head.


Lillie Jane Woolverton
Jun 30, 1894 - Jun 6, 1963

June 8, 1963, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Lillie Jane Woolverton, 3310 Alabama, Survived by husband, Albert H. (Pop) Woolverton, Dallas: daughter, Mrs. Velma Lee Davis, Dallas; sons, L. A. Woolverton, Ohio; Albert H. Woolverton Jr., Dallas; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. A. R. Dean, Dallas. Services 1 p.m. Saturday, Lake June Church of Christ. 6916 Lake June Road. Marvin Walker, minister officiating. Graveside services and interment 3 p.m. Saturday, Rice Cemetery, Navarro County. Pallbearers:
Roy O'Neal, John Loyd O'Neal, Kenneth O'Neal, James Nolan, Stanley Taraba, Jackie Wayne Russell.
Cave-Smith Funeral Home


George A. Boughton
died Jan 1902

Jan 27, 1902
BOUGHTON - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 27. - George A. Boughton died at his home Saturday. Death came on his sixtieth birthday.


W. J. Gibbs
died May 24, 1912

May 25, 1912
Gibbs - Corsicana, Tex., May 25. - W. J. Gibbs, aged 65, an attorney in Corsicana for thirty years and at one time City Attorney, died yesterday.


E. N. Hanks
died Jun 1912

Jun 26, 1912
Negro Boy Charged With Corsicana Shooting Brought to Dallas Jail Last Night.
Special to the News
Corsicana, Tex., June 26. - E. N. Hanks, deputy constable, was shot and instantly killed here last night as he entered a negro restaurant to make an arrest. One shot was fired, the bullet from a pistol taking effect in the breast, causing instant death. Borne White, a negro about 16 years old, who was arrested today at Rice, is charged with killing the officer.
Considerable excitement prevailed here this evening, when more than 300 men gathered around the jail and demanded the prisoner whom they believed had been brought here. The Sheriff stood in the door of the jail and assured the mob that the negro was taken to Dallas. Satisfied with this explanation, the gathering quietly dispersed.
White, accompanied by another boy of his color, left Corsicana immediately after the shooting. Today he turned up at Rice, where he was taken into custody.


Margaret Clayton
died Nov 1912

Nov 25, 1912
Negress Dies Following Duel.
Special To The News.
Corsicana, Tex., Nov. 25 - In a duel fought with knives at Kerens Saturday Margaret Clayton, a negress, was so badly wounded she died soon after and an other negress was badly hurt.


Ellie P. Cook
Jan 4, 1880 - May 5, 1929

May 6, 1927
Cook Funeral Tuesday
Special to The News
BLOOMING GROVE, Navarro Co., Texas. May 6. - Funeral services for Miss Ellie Cook, who died at Wichita Falls, will be held at the First Baptist Church here Tuesday, conducted by the Rev. W. Z. Corbin of Waxahachie and the Rev. G. L. Jones, pastor of the Baptist Church here. Burial will be in the Blooming Grove Cemetery. Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. J. Gillen; three half-brother, V. D. Burns of Blooming Grove, T. J. Burns of Navarro and M. E. Burns of Dawson, and a half-sister, Miss Annie Burns of Blooming Grove.


Mrs. R. B. Grissett
died Mar 26, 1902

Mar 27, 1902
GRISSETT - Corsicana, Tex., March 27. - Mrs. R. B. Grissett, died of pneumonia at her home on Mineral Hill yesterday afternoon.


Bertha Nash
died Feb 1, 1902

Feb 1, 1902
NASH - Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 1. - Bertha, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Nash, died of paralysis at 2:40 this afternoon.


Son of W. L. Searcy
died Dec 1912

Dec 10, 1912
Boy Killed Near Corsicana.
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 10. - The 17-year-old son of W. L. Searcy, residing on a farm south of town was accidentally killed today when a target rifle in the hands of a companion was prematurely discharged.


Rufus Gordon Berryhill
Jul 28, 1919 - Sep 14, 1948

September 16, 1948
R. G. Berryhill Funeral Will Be Held at Purdon
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 16. - Funeral Services for Rufus Gordon Berryhill, about 30, fatally shot at Hearne Tuesday night, are scheduled Friday afternoon at the First Baptist Church at Purdon. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Hearne, three sons, mother, Mrs. Frank Berryhill, Ennis; seven brothers, Clarence Berryhill, Dallas; Roy Berryhill, Hearne; Kelton Berryhill, Overton, Dora Lee Berryhill, Roscoe; Thurman Berryhill, Kilgore; Glen Berryhill, Hobbs, N. M., and Travis Berryhill, Ennis, and two sisters, Mrs. Raymond Heinie, Houston, and Mrs. Bill Jackson, Ennis.


Mrs. C. H. Hart
died Mar 11, 1902

March 12, 1902
HART - Corsicana, Tex., March 12. - Mrs. C. H. Hart died at her home on North Tenth street yesterday afternoon.


Mrs. J. D. McGill
died Jan 27, 1902

January 27, 1902
McGILL - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 27. - Mrs. J. D. McGill died this morning.


Mrs. George A. Bush
died Jan 22, 1902

Jan 23, 1902
BUSH - Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 23. - Mrs. George A. Bush, aged 32 years, died at her home in Re yesterday afternoon of blood poisoning.


Mrs. C. B. Beck
died Aug 4, 1900

Aug 5, 1900
BECK - Corsicana, Tex., Aug. 5. - Mrs. C. B. Beck, wife of a prominent merchant of this city, died at the family residence last evening and today the remains were shipped to Bryan for burial. Mrs. Beck had been sick for two months or more.


Mrs. M. M. Dickson
died Sep 19, 1912

Sep 19, 1912
Dickson - Corsicana, Tex., Sept. 19. - Mrs. M. M. Dickson, aged 85 years, died near here this morning. She came from Tennessee to this county thirty-five years ago. She had a large family connection.


Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Young
died Oct 24, 1911

Oct 25, 1911, Dallas, TX
The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Young died yesterday at the residence, 2700 Gould street. The body was shipped to Corsicana by George W. Loudermilk.


W. T. McCullough
died Jul 1912

Jul 18, 1912
McCullough - Corsicana. Tex., July 18. - W. T. McCullough, aged 72, died suddenly at Tupelo Tuesday. He was here Monday and heard Judge Ramsey's speech and was in usual health up to the time that death came.


Son of James Tippins
died Dec 25, 1912

Dec 29, 1912
Boy Accidentally Killed.
Special to The News.
Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 29. - In the Cyer Creek community on the afternoon of Christmas Day, the 15-year-old son of James Tippins shot himself in the left side accidentally with a target rifle, and died in a few minutes. The youth was out hunting, and while crawling through some underbrush the hammer of the gun caught on some twigs and the weapon was discharged.


Mrs. M. W. Pointevent
died Dec 28, 1912

Dec 29, 1912, Dallas, TX
Pointevent. - Mrs. M. W. Pointevent, aged 83, died yesterday at the home of Thomas Worthington, near Orphans Home. The body will be sent to Corsicana by Undertakers Ed C. Smith & Bro. this morning.


Maxwell Douglas "Max" Almond, Sr.
May 18, 1876 - Jun 5, 1943

Jun 5, 1943
Max D. Almond Dies; Rites Set Sunday
CORSICANA, Texas, June 5. - Funeral services for Max D. Almond, 67, vice-president and general manager of the Whiteselle Brick & Lumber Company since 1915, will be held Sunday afternoon from St. John's Episcopal Church. A native of Waco, Almond formerly was connected with the Luther-Moore lumber interests in Orange and the Alexander-Gilmer Company, Remlig. He was reared in Gainesville.
Almond died at his home here early Saturday with a heart attack. He was prominent in lumber circles of the Southwest. Almond was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was an Odd Fellow.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Max D. Almond Jr., Corsicana, and John B. (Jack) Almond, Camp Wolters; a daughter, Mrs. John N. Harris, Corsicana, formerly of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Jones, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Fred M. Gates, Wichita Falls.





Max D. Almond, 67, long-time vice president and general manager of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber company, died Saturday morning about 1 o’clock at his home 1559 West Third avenue, with a heart attack.

Funeral services are scheduled Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex B. Hanson, rector of the parish.

Native of Waco.
A native of Waco, Almond was reared in Gainesville, and prior to becoming vice president and general manager of the local concern was employed by the Luther and Moore lumber interests in Orange and later as sales manager of the Alexander-Gilmer Lumber company at Remlig, Texas. Almond was a veteran of the Spanish American War, and was prominent in lumber circles throughout the Southwest, frequently attending the regional and national conferences and meetings.

Almond was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Max D. Almond, Jr., Corsicana, and John B. (Jack) Almond, U. S. Air Forces, Camp Wolters, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. John N. Harris, now of Corsicana, formerly of Dallas before her husband was sent to Brazil in the U. S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Jones, Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Fred M. Gates, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. E. Slaughter, T. A. Blakeney, Clarence Crowson, S. K. Brietz, Guy M. Gibson, J. N. Garitty, C. S. Stroud and Mayor John C. Calhoun.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral is directing.


  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jun 5, 1943
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  • h/o Wilmac (Frost) Almond married Jan. 28, 1903 s/o William S. Almond and Amanda (Maxwell) Almond buried in Riverside cemetery, Wichita Falls, Tx.



Funeral services for Max D. Almond, age 67 years, who died Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex B. Hanson and interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Manager of the Whiteselle Brick & Lumber Company for many years, he was prominent in business and civic affairs.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, a daughter and other relatives.



Among the out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the Max Almond funeral on Sunday afternoon were Mrs. George Jester, Mrs. William Quinn, Mrs. Bob Brashear, Mrs. Howard Etheridge, Mrs. Myrtle Etheridge Clopton, Mr. and Mrs. John Harris of Dallas; Mrs. Fred Yates, Wichita Falls; Mrs. R. C. Biyarity, Miss Elizabeth Biyarty, Mr. and Mrs. M. Caruthers and daughter, Mary; Mr. and Mrs. B. Johnston, Mr. and Mrs. Stewart and son and Grady Yates, Waco; Frost Justiss, Dallas, and Neal Boldrick, Fort Worth.


Alice Barbee
died Jul 1919

Jul 26, 1919
Barbee - Corsicana, Texas. July 26. - Mrs. Alice Barbee, wife of J. M. Barbee, died last night at the P. & S. Hospital. She is survived by her husband and five children. The family came here a year ago from Ballinger, but formerly lived at San Angelo.


Sarah Frances (Blankenship) Broom-Balentine
Apr 29, 1877 - Sep 22, 1951

Sep 24, 1951, Dallas, TX
Funeral Rites Set Monday For Mrs. Sarah Balentine
Funeral services will be held in Weiland-Merritt Funeral Home, 2909 Live Oak, at 3:30 p.m. Monday for Mrs. Sarah Frances Balentine. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
Mrs. Balentine, a resident of Dallas for seven years and the widow of J. L. Balentine, a Purdon, Navarro county, farmer, died in a hospital Saturday night. She had been in the hospital for thirteen months.
Mrs. Balentine came to Dallas when her husband died and made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Joe C. Joyce, 919 Valencia. She also is survived by another daughter, Miss Helen Balentine of Fort Worth, and two sons, Ralph M. Balentine of Corsicana, and Ray Balentine of Odessa. There are eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Balentine was a Methodist, but for several years had been inactive in church work or other social activities.
Pallbearers for Mrs. Balentine will be D. R. Little, M. V. Lollar, Jack Williams, J. D. Hardin, E. C. Powell, and G. W. Edwards.


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  • Sarah Frances (unk) Balentine ----add dates please--- w/o John L. Balentine married Apr. 2, 1908 buried in Rose Hill cemetery , Blooming Grove, Tx. d/o Miles Green Blankenship, Sr. and Harriett Rebecca Gullege (Epperson) Blankenship buried in Frost Cemetery, Frost, Tx.

Horace Edward Ballew
Aug 25, 1858 - May 25, 1917

May 29, 1917
BALLEW - Corsicana, Texas, May 29. - Horace Ballew, who died at Richland, was 58 years old and had been a resident of this county from early childhood. His wife and five children, and two brothers and two sisters survive. His brothers are W. W. and H. E. Ballew of Corsicana and his sisters are Misses Maude and Belle Ballew of Dallas.



Well Known Citizen Dead.

Horace Ballew, a well known citizen of the Richland community, died at his home near Richland last evening at 7 o’clock after a brief illness. The deceased was reared in this county and was a brother of W. W. and H. C. Ballew of Corsicana and of Misses Maude and Belle Ballew of Dallas. Besides those the deceased is survived by his wife and five children. The remains will be interred at Richland tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock.



Judge Neblett Pronounced Eulogy Over Bier of Horace Ballew, brother of W. W. Ballew and H. C. Ballew of Corsicana, died at his home at Richland recently. He had been a resident of this county for many years and was well known. A number of friends living in Corsicana went to Richland and attended the funeral. Among them was Judge R. S. Neblett, who delivered the following eulogy at the funeral.

My Friends—The occasion which calls us together is one of sadness and causes us to pause and reflect., stirs our sympathies and demands an expression of appreciation of the live and sentiments of him who is now no more.

The shadow of death has fallen across the pathway of loved ones and friends, and now in that shadow we look over the past, contemplate the present and hope for the future.

It was not my privilege to enjoy that close relation of friendship and confidence with the deceased that for a quarter of a century I have held and enjoyed with his brothers, nor that close acquaintance which I have for many years enjoyed and appreciated with his worthy sisters. His family has complimented me in the request that I perform this service which I now render, in a brief review of his relations with his fellowmen and his views toward life. I appreciate the compliment and I willingly perform the service.

Horace Ballew, I believe, was reared in Navarro County, and for more than a quarter of a century he lived among the people of this immediate locality. They knew him and of him they speak well; naught but kindness has been expressed and the high esteem in which he was held. He was not a Christian in the theological nor in the popular sense of that term, an yet he was a good man and faithful in the discharge of all the duties and responsibilities growing out of life and its relations with his family, his fellowman, and his God. He was a member of the Unitarian church, and speaking of that organization, I believe it may be said, that it is one that believes in God and in good deeds toward man. It rejects the doctrine of the Trinity and the diety of Christ; it does not subscribe to the miraculous, but holds fast to that high doctrine, bold and sacred, which requires of man honesty in business affairs, honesty in expression of thought, honesty in dealing with man and his relation in God. Perhaps the best expression of the doctrine of that church is found in the statement by Ex-President Taft, which has been so often quoted:

“Unitarians preach the gospel of sweet reasonableness, the love of God, the love of Jesus Christ, the doctrine of tolerance. It has always been a source of wonder to me why all the world has not been Unitarian, and I think the world is verging in that direction.”

Benjamin Franklin, a believer in that church, is every day quoted with saying; “I believe in one God, the creator of the universe: that he governs it by his providence, and the best acceptable service we can render to him is doing good to his other children; that the soul of man is immortal and will be treated with justice in the future life respecting its conduct in this.”

The family of Ballews, of which the deceased was a member, subscribed, I believe to the utterances in a late issue of the magazine published by his brother, in substantially these words:

“As for us, this is neither rhyme nor jest;
We must all die alike, later or soon,
And life is hard, and death for us brings rest;
Rest for the weary and worn is a boon.
So Away with the priest; we fear him not;
Nor fear we death, that we all must die;
For when man is born we know that his lot,
Is to live and pass from life with a sigh;
And all good is God, and God is all good;
We know there is neither Hell no Devil,
And if we have made ourselves understood,
A brave, true man has no fear of evil.”

The deceased did not subscribe to the doctrine of an eternal hell, no to the doctrine that the four of hell beyond this life was the proper instrument to restrain one from doing wrong. He did believe that for the wrongs done we are punished, and for the good services we are rewarded. As a citizen, he performed well the duties which fell to his lot; he studied and understood well the relations between the individual and the government; he felt that he had his part to perform as a member of the whole body, and he attempted to faithfully discharge that duty. He was honest and upright in his dealings with all and attempted to avoid injury to others. He provided well for his family in intellectual improvement, moral growth and physical comforts. He was true and faithful to his friends and had the esteem and confidence of his immediate associates. He enjoyed the reputation of being an honorable upright man among all who knew him, and that he is gone I feel that I can perform no more faithful service than to say of him, that his life he merited with the confidence, love and esteem of all his friends and associates; that he was obedient to law, both human and divine, and in his death has come for him both “Peace and rest.”

On behalf of the family I express their thanks and appreciation of the many acts of kindness shown at this time, for their sympathy and friendship manifested by many beautiful floral offerings and the large attendance here to show respect and esteem for their departed loved one.


Newton Dale Crowder
Aug 9, 1916 - Jan 9, 1917

Death of Infant.

Newton Dale, the 6-months-old baby boy of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Crowder, died at 11:30 today at their home on South Fourteenth street and the remains will be interred at Richland tomorrow.


Velma Corley
Dec 1906 - Oct 28, 1918

Died at Richland.

The ten year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Will Corley of Richland died yesterday and the remains were interred there today.


Hattie May (Nash) Garlington
Aug 9, 1873 - May 14, 1952

May 14, 1952
Mrs. Hattie May Garlington, 78, of Powell, Navarro County, died Monday in Jacksonville. Funeral services were held here Tuesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Dan Garlington, Corsicana; Franklin R. Garlington, Kermit, and Jesse M. Garlington, Denver, Colo.; two daughters, Mrs. R. E. Bush, Powell, and Mrs. K. B. Connor, Dallas; thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.


Augustus Barry
abt 1820 - Mar 5, 1899

Mar 6, 1899
Death of an octogenarian
Col. A. Barry died suddenly and unexpectedly at his home near the city last night about 10 o'clock of heart disease. He had been complaining of grip for a few days and last night, feeling a little indisposed, asked his wife to make him a pallet on the floor, which she did, at the same time advising him to send for a physician, which he consented to do.
Mrs. Barry started across the hall to send a messenger for the doctor, but before she had gone twenty feet Col. Barry expired, his death being painless and was as if he had dropped into a gentle slumber. The funeral will take place at 10 a.m. to-morrow.
The deceased was an octogenarian, being in the 82d year a the time of his death. He came to Corsicana over fifty years ago, has been among her most highly respected citizens and leaves a numerous progeny in this state, all of whom are people of high social standing. Among his children of Hon. Bryan T. Barry of Dallas, Dr. Ambrose Barry of Dresen, Mrs. H. C. Talbott, Mrs. Lloyd Church, Mrs. W. C. Chestnutt of Corsicana, Robt. Barry and two married daughters who reside in Tyler.
The children have all been notified of the death, and at noon to-day Hon. Bryan T. Barry arrived from Dallas and two daughters from Tyler and Dr. Ambrose Barry of Dresden arrived.


James Barnett
died Jul 1902

Jul 26, 1902
Navarro County Man Killed on the Cotton Belt.
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., July 26. - James Barnett, a farmer who has been living for several years near Dawson, in this county, was run over and killed by a Cotton Belt freight train Thursday night between Hubbard City and Dawson. The last seen of Barnett alive was as he was leaving Hubbard City Thursday evening walking on the Cotton Belt track. Three freight trains passed over his body.


Joel Pinson Garner
Apr 15, 1823 - Mar 19, 1906

Mar 20, 1906
GARNER- Corsicana, Tex., March 20. - Joel Garner, aged 83 years, and a resident of Navarro County for over fifty years, died at his home a few miles west of the city last night.
Mr. Garner leaves a widow and several children, all of whom are grown and prominent in this county.


Turner Mae Garner
Aug 5, 1906 - Feb 18, 1935

GARNER - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 18. - Funeral services for Miss Turner Mae Garner, 28, teacher in the Sam Houston School, who died Monday, will be held Tuesday. Miss Garner was reared in Corsicana and was well known here. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Garner of Corsicana and two brothers.




Funeral services for Miss Turner Mae Garner, aged 28 years, teacher in the Sam Houston school, who died at the Navarro clinic Monday morning about 9:30 o'clock following an emergency operation Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home, 819 West Seventh avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Miss Garner had been ill only a short time and her condition became critical Sunday night.

Miss Garner was reared in Corsicana and was well-known here. She was a graduate of Corsicana high school and had been teaching in and near Corsicana for the past several years.

A short session schedule was maintained at the Sam Houston school Tuesday, with school being dismissed at 1 o'clock Tuesday afternoon in order that the teachers and students could attend the rites. Other schools of Corsicana were conducted on the regular daily schedule.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Garner, Corsicana; two brothers, E. P. Garner, Houston, and W. F. Garner, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. P. Forsythe, W. D. Lamb, Leland Fikes, Felix Irvine, George Mecham and Clifford Haley, Jr.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.





Funeral services for Miss Turner Mae Garner, aged 28, teacher in the Sam Houston schoo, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday morning about 9:30 o’clock after a brief illness, will be held from the family residence, 810 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Miss Garner had been ill only a short time and her condition became critical shortly after she was stricken.

Miss Garner was reared in Corsicana and was well known here. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Garner, Corsicana; and two brothers, E. P. Garner, Houston, and W. F. Garner, Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.


Loraine (Sears) Garlington
Nov 15, 1915 - Mar 30, 1936

March 17, 1936
GARLINGTON - Corsicana, Texas, March 17. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lorene Garlington, 20, who died in Dallas, were held here Tuesday, with burial in the Black Hills Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister. Mrs.
Garlington was reared in Corsicana. Surviving are her husband, Werner Garlington, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Sears, Corsicana, and a brother, Forrest Sears, Corsicana.


Brady Lee Garrison
Died Jun 1953

June 16, 1953, Dallas, TX
Rites Planned Tuesday for B. L. Garrison
Funeral services will be held here at 4 p.m. Tuesday for Brady Lee Garrison Sr., 52, of Houston, who lived in Dallas from 1915 to 1942.
The Rev. Fred Thompson of Richardson, a Baptist minister, will officiate at rites in Dudley M. Hughes Funeral Chapel, 100 East Jefferson. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.
Garrison died Sunday in a Dallas hospital after ten months illness.
While living in Dallas, he worked for Glazer's Wholesale Drug Company, Mi-T-Fine Food Company and Continental Motors Corporation there. Later he was co-owner of B&G Garage & Paint Shop there before closing the firm last year. He worked briefly for a service station until his illness.
Garrison was born Aug. 26, 1900, near Corsicana, and later lived in Sherman before coming here.
In 1921, he married Miss Lillian Irene Morris, who survives him. Other survivors include a son, Brady Lee Garrison Jr. of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Tillie Elizabeth Garrison of Dallas; three brother, Thomas Clifton Garrison, Chester Elroy Garrison and Henry Paul Garrison, all of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Mae Boss of Dallas and Mrs. G. H. Gilmore of Uhrichsville, Ohio, and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Winston S. Morris, Joe Keith Morris, Ren Earl Stedman, Donne Hammons and Marion D. Nutt, all nephews and Eiland Thompson.


Mrs. Edward Gay
died Jul 1940

July 13, 1940
GAY - Corsicana, Texas, July 13. - Mrs. Edward Gay, 50, of Mildred, near Corsicana, became ill Friday night while on a vacation trip and died in a Tucson, Ariz., hospital. The body will arrive here Monday for burial. Mr. and Mrs. Gay, and son, Jimmy Gay, all of Midred, and Mrs. Bank Lyons of Corsicana, a daughter, and Mr. Lyons were on the trip at the time Mrs. Gay became ill. Miss Elise Gay, a daughter, Phoenix, also survives.


Frank Gayle
died Jan 1924

Feb 1, 1924, Dallas, TX
Gau;e - The body of Frank Gayle, 4 years old, son of Mrs. And Mrs. E. A. Gayle,
4509 Birch street, was received here Thursday afternoon from Corsicana, where he died Thursday morning. Funeral services were held from the family residence at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon and burial was in Grove Hill Cemetery.


Philip George Giere
Jul 10, 1929 - Jun 8, 1975

Jun 13, 1975, Dallas, TX
Philip G., 1665 S. Story Rd., Irving. Survived by wife, Mrs. Jimmie; sons, Lew, Dwight; step sons, Bob Barham; step daughters, Vicki Wilhoite, Cathy Bristel; 5 grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Giere; brothers, Bobby, Johnny. He was production manager and a 23 year employee of Gifford-Bill-American, Inc., age 45. Services 10 a.m., Friday, Central Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, Texas. Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.



Jun 13, 1975, Irving, TX
IRVING - Funeral services for Philip G. Giere, 45, of 1663 S. Storey, who drowned Sunday in Possum Kingdom Lake, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, Navarro County. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, also in Blooming Grove.
Giere was a production manager of Gifford-Hill-American Inc., where he had worked for 23 years. His body was recovered Wednesday.
He is survived by his wife, Jimmie, two sons, one stepson, two stepdaughters, two brothers and five grandchildren.



P. G. Giere

BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Central Baptist Church for Phillip George Giere, 45, resident of Irving, who drowned Sunday.

Rev. W. A. Corley, First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jimmie Ward Giere of Irving; two sons, Dwight Giere and Lew Giere of California; a step-son, Jim Bob Barham of Irving; two step-daughters, Vicki Wilhoite of Rice, Cathy Bristel of Irving, five grandchildren, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Giere of Fort Worth; two brothers, Johnny Giere and Bobby Giere of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Gifford-Hill-American employes.

He was production manager of Gifford-Hill-American and employe there for 23 years.


James Berry Banks
1901 - Jul 1947

Former Dallas Man Dies
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 19. - Funeral services for J. B. Banks, 47, automobile dealer, who died in Greenville Thursday, were held in Greenville Saturday morning. He formerly resided in Corsicana and Dallas. Surviving are his wife of Greenville, three stepchildren, Tom and Kenneth McNatt, and Mrs. J. R. Adams, all of Greenville; mother, Mrs. Betty Banks, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Huff and Mrs. Doyle Pevehouse, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. P. Smith, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.


Bobbie Laverne Beeman
Oct 22, 1931 - Oct 30, 1931

Oct 31, 1931
Bobbie L. Beeman, 8-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beeman, who resided west of Corsicana, died Friday and the funeral was held Saturday from the residence of the child's grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beeman, four miles west of Corsicana. Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Beeman, and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Corbet.




Bobbie L. Beeman, 8-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Beeman, who reside west of Corsicana, died Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of the child’s grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Beeman, four miles west of Corsicana, with interment in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. DeRusha.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Beeman and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Corbet.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.


Preston A. Bates
died Jan 1952

Jan 22, 1952
Preston A. Bates, 58, Kerens Farmer, Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 22. - Preston A. Bates, 58, Kerens farmer and driller, died at a local hospital Monday. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Preston C. Bates, Humble, and James H. Bates and Troy Lee Bates, both of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Alma Davis, Dallas, and Mrs. Nannie Grooms, Center Falls, N.Y.


Robert Patrick, Sr.
1832 - Aug 21, 1916

Aug 22, 1916
Bates - Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 22. - R. P. Bates Sr., for many years a resident of Corsicana, died in a Fort Worth hospital last night, and was buried here this afternoon. One son, R. P. Bates Jr., survives him. The Rev. Dr. Knight, pastor of First Christian Church, Ennis, officiated at the funeral. The pallbearers were Elmer De Lafosse, Jesse Megarity, J. A. Jarrell, R. A. Caldwell, Luther Johnson and F. A. Elliott.


Eugene A. Bailey
died Feb 1946

Feb 26, 1946
Corsicana Rites Held For Retired Merchant
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 26 - Funeral services were held here Monday for Eugene A. Bailey, 86, retired dry goods merchant and former director of the Cotton Belt Railway of Texas, who died at his home Sunday. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. G. Soderlund, Wichita Falls, and one granddaughter.


Isaac Baum 
died Feb 26, 1910

Feb 26, 1910
I. Baum, one of Corsicana's oldest and wealthiest citizens, died this morning. He came here from Germany when 15 years of age. He leaves a wife and three children, viz.: Mrs. L. E. Ross and George and Ed Baum of Corsicana. He had a brother in Centerville, Iowa, and another in Germany.


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