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Manuel Albarron
Died Sep 1935

Car Accident Victim Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept 26. - Funeral services for Manuel Albarron, 30, of Rice, employee of the Southern Pacific, who died at Houston Wednesday of injuries received in an automobile accident Sunday night, were held at the Catholic Cemetery here Thursday. Albarron received severe injuries when his automobile figured in an accident on Highway 75 three miles south of Rice Sunday night. Surviving are his wife and one sister

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Amy Caline (Fortner) Cohran-Albritton
Jul 26, 1869 - Jan 1, 1954

Mrs. Amy Albritton
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. Amy Caline Albritton, 87, life-long resident of East Navarro County, died at her home in Kerens. Funeral services were held from the Bazette Baptist Church Saturday with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Surviving are a daughter, Amy Albritton; a granddaughter and a brother, Tom Fortner, Phoenix, Ariz.

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Mrs. Albritton Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Jan. 1.—(Spl)—Mrs. Amy Caline Albritton, 87, life-long resident of this area, died at her home here Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church here. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Amy Albritton, and granddaughter, Mrs. Joe Baker, both of Kerens; a brother, Tom Fortner, Phoenix, Ariz., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Inmon funeral home will direct.

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James Duncan Calhoun
Oct 21, 1853 - Jul 4, 1936

CALHOUN - Corsicana, Texas - Funeral services for J. D. Calhoun, 82, who died at the home of his son, ___ Calhoun, Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at the Dawson Baptist Church. He was a native of Georgia but had lived in the Dawson community forty-five years. Surviving are his wife; two sons, John C. Calhoun and W. E. Calhoun of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. John C. Wood of Tyler, and one brother. He was a member of the Masonic lodge.

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J. D. CALHOUN WAS BURIED AT DAWSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. D. Calhoun, age 82 years, who died at the home of his son, W. E. Calhoun, 618 South Fifteenth street, Saturday morning, were held at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Dawson Baptist church, with interment in the
Dawson Cemetery.

The funeral cortege left the John C. Calhoun residence here at 2 o’clock Sunday for Dawson, where Rev. W. B. Tatum of Dawson and Rev. E. T. Miller of Corsicana had charge of the service. The Masons had charge of the service at the grave.

The deceased was a native of Georgia, but had resided in the Dawson community for 45 years.

Surviving are his wife; two sons, John C. Calhoun and W. E. Calhoun, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John C. Wood of Tyler; a brother, A. H. Calhoun of Temple and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

He had been a prominent member of the Masonic lodge for many years.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 6, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Elizabeth Arena (Jackson) Calhoun 2nd wife Lucy Ellen (Jackson) Calhoun; s/o Calvin Calhoun & Fatina (Buckner) Calhoun per death certificate

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PIONEER OF DAWSON DIED IN CORSICANA SATURDAY MORNING

J. D. CALHOUN PASSED AWAY AT HOME OF SON; BURIAL DAWSON SUNDAY

J. D. Calhoun, aged 82 years, well known resident of Dawson, died at the home of his son, W. E. Calhoun, 618 South Fifteenth street, Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock. Mr. Calhoun had been in ill health for some time but had been here only a few days on a visit.

He was a native of Georgia, but had resided in the Dawson community for 45 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, John C. Calhoun and W. E. Calhoun both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John C. Wood, Tyler; a brother, A. H. Calhoun, Temple and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Mr. Calhoun had been a prominent member of the Masonic lodge for a number of years.

The funeral cortege will leave the John C. Calhoun residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Dawson where the rites will be conducted from the Baptist church at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Dawson cemetery. The Masons will have charge of the services at the grave, Rev. W. B. Tatum of Dawson and Rev. E. T. Miller, of Corsicana will conduct the rites.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sat., Jul. 4, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elizabeth Calhoun
Sep 4, 1849 - Jan 21, 1925

Mrs. Elizabeth Calhoun, 75 years old, wife of J. D. Calhoun of Dawson, died at the family home there Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church there Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were conducted by the Rev. David E. Moore, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Walker of Waco and the Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. Mrs. Calhoun is survived by her husband, two sons, J. C. Calhoun of Corsicana, W. E. Calhoun of Dawson; one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Wood of Tyler; one brother, W. A. Jackson of Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Lucy Jackson of Dawson and Mrs. Evlyn Houston of Henderson.

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James Leroy Almond
Died Feb 1968

James L. Almond Of Dawson Dies
Feb 14, 1968, Dawson, TX
DAWSON, Navarro Co., Texas (Sp.) - James Leroy Almond, 76, died Tuesday in a Corsicana hospital after suffering a cerebral hemorrhage at his ranch near Dawson Monday.
A life-long Navarro County resident, he was a farmer and rancher and a member of the Dawson Baptist Church.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Dawson Baptist Church, with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.
Survivors are five daughters, including Mrs. Leona Weaver, Mrs. Lometa Tanner and Mrs. Wanda Derden, all of Dallas; nine sons, including Alfred Almond of Dallas, Charley Almond and Bobby Almond, both of Carrollton; Muriel Almond of Lancaster and Clyde Almond of Farmers Branch; 33 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

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James Wesley Adkisson, Rev.
Oct 28, 1841 - Jun 13, 1903

ADKISSON - Blooming Grove, Tex., June 14. - Dr. J. W. Adkisson, president of the training school here, died this morning.

June 14, 1893, Greenville, Texas
J. W. Adkisson of this city received news of the death of his father, Rev. J. W. Adkisson, which occurred at Blooming Grove yesterday.

June 13, 1893, Waxahachie, Texas
J. W. Adkisson, formerly pastor of the First Methodist Church here, died at Blooming Grove this morning. The remains arrived here this evening and the funeral services will take place here tomorrow, conducted by Rev. H. A. Bourland of Dallas. He will be buried with Masonic honors.

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WAS POLYTECHNIC'S FIRST PRESIDENT
PROFFESSOR J. W. ATKINSON PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY

End Came at His Home at Blooming Grove, Texas - The Funeral Today at Waxahachie - Leaves Widow and Seven Children

News was received in Fort Worth yesterday of the death at his home in Blooming Grove, Texas, yesterday morning of Professor J. W. Atkinson formerly a resident of this city, and the first president of Polytechnic College. Professor Atkinson leaves a widow and seven children, all of whom are grown. The funeral will take place this morning at 10 o'clock from the home of one of Professor Atkinson's daughters in Waxahachie.
Deceased was one of the most popular and widely known educators in eastern and northwestern Texas.  He was president of Polytechnic College here for some years. He was 62 years old when he died.  His death was due to a complication of ailments brought on by a malignant carbuncle which formed some months ago on his neck.
Professor C. Noble Atkinson, recently elected to a chair in the Girl's Industrial school at Denton is a son of the deceased and Mrs. G. A. Tomlinson of this city is his daughter.

Notes:

  • The Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Jan 14, 1903
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Son Charles Noble Adkisson is buried in Roselawn Memorial Park, Denton—College professor Texas Women’s university-Denton  s/o John Wesley Adkisson and Anna Johnson

  • Daughter Mrs. Gordon Anderson Tomlinson is Fannie (Adkisson) Tomlinson  buried in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum in Fort Worth Texas—says daughter of Rev. John Wesley Adkisson and Annie Johnson


Mollie Lillian (Berry) Crews-Allison
Dec. 20, 1886 – Jan. 5, 1934 on the monument
Dec. 23, 1885 – Feb. 5, 1935 on the death certificate

ALLISON - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 7 - Mollie Crews Allison, 40, died Tuesday evening and funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Allison had lived in Corsicana ten years. Surviving are her husband, H. E. Allison of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nell Ratchilff and Misses Lois and Pansy Crews, all of Corsicana; two sons, Roy Crews and Troy D. Allison, both of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Berry of Ennis; two brothers and four sisters.

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CORSICANA WOMAN    BURIED WEDNESDAY    AT BLOOMING GROVE

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Mrs. Mollie Crews Allison, aged 40 years, died at 520 North Ninth street, Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock after an illness of eight weeks and the funeral was held at Blooming Grove Wednesday afternoon from the Blooming Grove Baptist church with interment in the Blooming Grove cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. S. Ballard, Baptist minister of Ennis.

Mrs. Allison had resided in Corsicana. 10 years.

Surviving are her husband. H. E. Allison, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nell Ratcliff and Misses Lois and Pansy Crews, all of Corsicana; two sons, Roy Crews and Troy D. Allison, both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. T. Berry, Ennis; two brothers, J. R. Berry and C. T. Berry, both of Ennis; and four sisters, Mrs. Janie Thornton, Ennis;  Mrs. Fannie Shannon, Ennis;  Mrs. Willie Jones, Dallas; and Mrs. Beatrice Bowen, Harlingen.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mollie Crews Allison

Death Date:

05 Feb 1935

Death Place:

Corsicana, Navarro, Texas

Gender:

Female

Race:

White

Death Age:

49 years 1 month 12 days

Estimated Birth Date:

 

Birth Date:

23 Dec 1885

Birthplace:

Ala

Marital Status:

Married

Spouse's Name:

H E Allison

Father's Name:

T F Berry

Father's Birthplace:

Ala

Mother's Name:

Sue Kirkpatrick

Mother's Birthplace:

Ala

Occupation:

Housewife

Place of Residence:

 

Cemetery:

 

Burial Place:

Blooming Grove, Texas

Burial Date:

06 Jan 1935

Additional Relatives:

X

Film Number:

2116312

Digital Film Number:

4167111

Image Number:

1609

Reference Number:

cn9518

 

 

 Her second husband is – Harry E. Allison,  married Oct. 7, 1922, buried at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana

d/o Thomas Franklin Berry & Susan Elender “Susie/Sue” (Kirpatrick) Berry


Bettie Anderson
Died Feb 1936

ANDERSON - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 3 - Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Anderson, 77, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Adams, Saturday, were held at the Church of Christ. Mrs. Anderson had lived in Navarro County thirty-six years, the last fourteen years in Corsicana. She had been a member of the Church of Christ sixty years. Surviving are two sons, W. M. Anderson of Pickett and V. L. Anderson of Dorchester; six daughters, Mrs. J. T. Adams of Corsicana, Mrs. E. A. Gunter of Brandon, Mrs. J. H. Howard of Waco, Mrs. J. Y. Deere of Saltillo, Tenn.; Mrs. A. L. Adams of Corsicana and Mrs. Roy F. Bunch of Drane; three brothers, one sister, twenty-four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Arthur Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore
Dec 11. 1903 - Feb 1, 1937

Arthur Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore, 33, died Monday at his home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday. He was the son of the late J. J. Ashmore, and is survived by his wife; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wallace and Mrs. Ross Owen, and a brother, Charley J. Ashmore.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. N. ASHMORE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Arthur Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore, aged 33 years, who died at his home 1500 Woodlawn, after a lingering illness, were held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

He was a son of the late J. J. Ashmore. A native of Corsicana, Mr. Ashmore was a member of the Texas national guard units here for nine years, rising to the rank of sergeant. He suffered the loss of his left arm and other injuries in a fall from a flat car while en route to the annual encampment with his troop several years ago, and later was honorably discharged as a result of his injuries.

Members of the local batteries of the Texas National Guard were pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wallace and Mrs. Ross Owen; a brother Charley J. Ashmore, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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ARTHUR N. ASHMORE DIED HERE MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Arthur Norwood (Dugan) Ashmore, 33 died about 6 a.m. Monday at the family home at 1500 Woodlawn after a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by Ref. J. F. Adams, of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

He was a son of the late J. J. Ashmore, and is survived by his wife, two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wallace and Mrs. Ross Owen; a brother, Charley J. Ashmore, and other relatives.

The deceased was a native of Corsicana and for nine years was a member of the Texas National Guard rising to the rank of sergeant. He suffered the loss of his left arm and other injuries in a fall from a flat car while en route to the annual encampment with his troop, and was later honorably discharged as a result of his injuries.

Members of the Corsicana batteries of the Texas National Guard will be pallbearers.

Funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mrs. M. O. Bobbitt
Died Oct. 1929

Mrs. M. O. Bobbitt Dies.
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 27. - Mrs. M. O. Bobbitt, 72, native Texan and resident of Corsicana for thirty-five years, died here. The body was taken to Malakoff, her former home, Sunday where funeral services were held. Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. A. B. Starling, Corsicana; Mrs. E. C. Simpson, Corsicana; Mrs. Lula Sharply, Emhouse, and Mrs. Bell Simpson, San Angelo, and two brothers, J. D. Gordon and Henry Gordon, both of Corsicana.

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Leola Ray Calhoun
1900 - 1925

Corsicana Woman Dies in Accident
Special to The News

Mrs. G. C. Calhoun was killed Friday afternoon near Phoenix, Ariz., in an automobile accident, according to word reaching here Friday night.
The body is being brought to Corsicana for burial and is expected to reach here at 4:30 o'clock Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Calhoun, in company with her two small children and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman, left Corsicana a few days ago to drive through to California.
Mr. Calhoun left here a week before to attend the Shrine convention at Los Angeles and was there when notified of his wife's death. Particulars of the accident are lacking. A telegram was received late Friday by L.
S. Carter, who is living in the house occupied by the Calhoun family at
1417 West Seventh avenue, while they are away.
One receiving the sad news Mr. Calhoun left Los Angeles by airplane. He is accompanied by J. V. Redick, who had gone to the Shrine convention with him. The body left Phoenix early Saturday, according to wire received from Mr. Redick by H. B. Hebert. Funeral announcements are held up pending the arrival of the body and out-of town relatives of the deceased.
Mr. Calhoun is connected with the Lincoln Tank Company here.

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Jun 10, 1925

Funeral services for Mrs. G. C. Calhoun, 25, years old, who was killed Friday in an automobile accident near Phoenix, Ariz., were held at the First Baptist Church at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the church, officiated. Burial was in Oak Wood Cemetery. Mrs.
Calhoun is survived by her husband, two young daughters, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman; one brother and one sister. Mrs. Calhoun met her death while she, her two daughters and her father and mother were en route to California for a summer pleasure trip.

Note: According to the Navarro County Cemetery Records for Oakwood Cemetery, her name was Leola Ray, wife of G. C. Calhoun, Eastern Star with date of 1900-1924.

Notes:

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  • Obituary states that her husband “used” a plan. I thought why are they telling that then last night on the TV they were telling about the first airline was formed in 1930. So he “used” the air plane to come home 5 years before there were airlines. ... Dana

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MRS. G. C. CALHOUN KILLED AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT ARIZONA

REMAINS WILL BE BROUGHT BACK TO CORSICNA FOR BURIAL

Mrs. G. C. Calhoun was killed Friday afternoon near Phoenix, Ariz., in an automobile accident according to word reaching here Friday night. The body is being brought to Corsicana for burial, and is expected to reach here at 4:30 o’clock Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Calhoun in company with her two small children, and her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman, left Corsicana a few days ago to drive through to California.

Mr. Calhoun left here a week before to attend the Shrine convention at Los Angeles, and was there when notified of his wife’s death. Particulars of the accident are lacking. A telegram was received late Friday by L. S. Carter, who is living in the house occupied by the Calhoun family at 1417 West Seventh avenue, while they are away.

On receiving the sad news Mr. Calhoun left Los Angeles by airplane. He is accompanied by J. V. Redlick, who had gone to the Shrine convention with him. The body left Phoenix early Saturday, according to wire received from Mr. Redlick by H. B. Hebert. Funeral announcements are held up pending the arrival of the body and out of town relatives of the deceased.

Mr. Calhoun is connected with the Lincoln Tank Co. here.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THIS AFTERNOON FOR MRS. G. C. CALHOUN

CORSICANA WOMAN KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT IN ARIZONA FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. G. C. Calhoun, 25 years old, who was killed Friday in an automobile accident near Phoenix, Ariz., were held at the First Baptist church at 1 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the church officiated. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. Pall-bearers were J. V. Redick, F. L. Hugas, George Bradley, J. P. Smith, J. P. Goodman, Harry Diamond, Dr. J. P. McKean, R. B. Hebert and R. A. Davis.

Mrs. Calhoun is survived by her husband, two young daughters, Dorothy and Pauline, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Wildman, one brother, Dr. H. A. Wildman, and one sister, Mrs. Van Bosten.

Mrs. Calhoun met her death while she, her two daughters and her father and mother were en route to California for a summer pleasure trip. They left Corsicana a few days ago, and were to join Mr. Calhoun at Los Angeles, who had preceded them on the train with a number of local Shriners who were attending the Shrine convention there.

While the party was driving along the Arizona highway the car swerved when a tire blew out, causing the wheels to come in contact with loose gravel and the car turned completely over and caught fire from the ignition. The car was totally destroyed in the flames.

Mrs. Calhoun was at the wheel with Mr. Wildman by her side. Mrs. Wildman and the children occupied the rear seat. All were pinned underneath the wrecked and burning car. Mr. Wildman managed to extricate himself and pried open the rear doors and freed the children and Mrs. Wildman. Mrs. Calhoun was held fast by the body of the car after being crushed about the chest, and her lower legs and feet were badly burned before sufficient help arrived to release her.

Passing tourists arrived and rendered aid. She was taken fourteen miles to the nearest town and medical aid summoned. She died a few hours afterwards, and was conscious to the end.

Mr. Wildman was severely burned and did not return with the body. He stopped off at El Paso and is in a hospital there.

Mr. Wildman received severe burns about the legs, body and arms while caught in the car and in endeavoring to release the others. He was left in an El Paso hospital as the funeral party returned to Corsicana. Mrs. Wildman and the children escaped injury.

The first news of the fatal accident was received in Corsicana Friday afternoon. The body arrived home Monday night and was taken in charge by the Sutherland Undertaking Company, and carried to the family home, 1417 West Seventh avenue, where it remained till the funeral hour.

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Roy C. Davis
Died Jan 1968

Services Set Monday for Roy Davis
Funeral services for Roy C. Davis of Roy C. Davis of 3203 Urban, director of research and development for the Dresser Oil Tool Division of Dresser Industries, will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in Meneely Memorial Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery.
Davis, a native of Dawson, Navarro County, died here Friday. He had lived in Dallas for 19 years.
A graduate of Texas Technological College, Davis held a master's degree in chemical engineering. He had been employed by Dresser, and its parent company, the Guiberson Corp., for more than 25 years. He was chief engineer of Dresser Oil Tool Division before taking over the research.
A member and elder of Meneely Presbyterian Church, Davis was a member of the Dallas Engineers Club, Society of Petroleum Engineers and the American Petroleum Institute.
Survivors: Wife; two sons, Pat W. Davis of Dallas and Richard C. Davis of Houston; father, Joe P. Davis of Dawson, and two brothers, Hubert C.
Davis of Waxahachie and Lester Davis of Port Arthur.

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Sarah Raisa (Richlin) Davis
abt 1860 - Apr 11, 1929

April 11, 1929

Sarah Davis, died Apr 1929

Mrs. Davis Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. April 11. - Mrs. Sarah Davis, wife of M. Davis, died Thursday morning at the family home and the funeral will be held Friday morning. Mrs. Davis was born in 1860 in Gorkah Province, Russia, but has lived in the United States for many years. She is survived by seven children as follows: Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.; E. H. Davis, Corsicana; A. Davis, Fort Worth; L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nate Davis, Big Spring; Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wasserman, Haynesville, La.

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Mrs. Sarah Davis Passed Away Here Thursday Morning
Mrs. Sarah Davis, wife of M. Davis, passed away at her home at 10:45 a.m. Thursday. Funeral services are to be held from the family residence, 512 North Ninth street Friday morning at 10 o'clock with Rabbi M. Leibson officiating, burial to be in the Hebrew Cemetery.
Mrs. Davis leaves to mourn her loss, her devoted husband, M. Davis, seven children, five sons and two daughters, Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.; E. H. Davis, Corsicana; A. Davis, Fort Worth, L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nate Davis, Big Spring; Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wasserman, Haynesville, La., and sixteen grandchildren.
She was born in 1860 in Garkah Province, Russia. During her entire life, Mrs. Sarah Davis observed the orthodox custom of the Jewish religion and was truly a Mother in Israel. The height of her ambition was her love for and devotion to her children, installing the fundamental principles of life and religion, their lives being a living tribute to her. Mrs. Davis was the mother of ten children, three dying in infancy.
Active pallbearers are H. Rothkoff, J. Jacobs, K. Wolens, M. Pitluk, J. Winters and L. Levine.
Corley-McMahon Funeral Home has charge of the funeral.

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Apr 12, 1929

Funeral of Mrs. Sarah Davis
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, April 12. - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Davis, 69, native of Russia, but resident of America for a number of years, who died at the family home here Thursday, were held Friday, with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband M. Davis; five sons, Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.; E. H. Davis, Corsicana; A. Davis, Fort Worth; L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nate Davis, Big Spring; two daughters, Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wasserman, both of Haynesville, La., and sixteen grandchildren.

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Funeral Services Friday Morning For Mrs. Sarah Davis
Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Davis, 69, native of Russia, but resident of America for a number of years, who died at the family home here Thursday morning at 10:45 o'clock, were held from the residence, 512 North Ninth street, burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rabbi M. Leibson.
Surviving are her husband M. Davis; five sons, Ben Davis, Smackover, Ark.; E. H. Davis, Corsicana; A. Davis, Fort Worth; L. M. Davis, Ranger; Nat Davis, Big Springs; two daughters, Mrs. I. Frumhoff and Mrs. J. Wesserman, both of Haynesville, La., and 16 grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were H. Rothkoff, J. Jacobs, K. Wolens, M. Pitluk, J. Winters and L. Levine.
All friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.
The funeral was conducted by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Della (Chitwood) Albritton
Feb 1, 1876 - Feb 9, 1954

Mrs. Della Albritton
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. Della Albritton, 77, life-lone resident of Navarro County, died at her home here following a long illness. Funeral rites were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Walker, Corsicana; Mrs.
Dillard Shields, Waco, and Mrs. R. D. Moore, Dallas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Albritton Expires Tuesday, Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Della Albritton, 77, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at her home, 1712 West Second avenue, at an early hour Tuesday morning following an extended illness.

Native of old Wadeville, near Kerens, Mrs. Albritton had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Walker, Corsicana; Mrs. Dillard Shields, Waco, and Mrs. R. D. Moore, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Albritton was a member of the First Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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Mrs. Albritton Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Albritton, 77, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Albritton died early Tuesday morning at her home, 1712 West Second avenue, following an extended illness.

Born at Old Wadeville, near Kerens, Mrs. Albritton had resided in Corsicana for many years. She was a long-time member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Elbert Walker, Corsicana; Mrs. Dillard Shields, Waco, and Mrs. R. D. Moore, Dallas; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dock Boldin, Joe Tate, R. W. Smith, J. Dave Walker, Earl Boyd, Fred Hulan, Fred Jennings, Roscoe McConnico.

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Mr. James Andrew Call
Feb 12, 1862 - Nov 3, 1953

CALL
Mr. J. A. Call, age 92, passed away Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana. Survived by daughters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Holloway, Fort Worth; Mrs. T. C. Cash, Tyler; two sons, Henry Call, Corsicana; Col. Edwin B. Call, commanding officer of Quartermaster Depot, Fort Worth; several grandchildren.
Funeral services, McCammon Chapel Thursday, 10 a.m. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.

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William Clark Call
Apr 5, 1890 - Jan 3, 1952

Teague Man Dies
TEAGUE, Texas, Jan. 5. - W. Clark Call, 61, railroad man of Teague, died in a Fairfield hospital.
Funeral services were held Saturday at Teague with burial in Oakwood Cemetery at Corsicana, where he was reared. Surviving are his wife of Teague; a son, Tomme Call, San Antonio; two grandchildren, his father, J. A. Call, Corsicana; two brother, Henry E. Call, Corsicana, and Col. Edwin B. Call, United States Army, Tokyo, Japan; three sisters, Mrs. J. N. Garitty, Corsicana; Mrs. Charlie Holloway, Fort Worth, and Mrs. T. C.
Cash, Tyler, and other relatives.

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Granville Riley Callens
Apr 4, 1874 - Jan 11, 1919

MEETS DEATH IN ELEVATOR

Former Corsicana Citizen Will Be Buried Here Tomorrow

The funeral of G. R. Callens, who met death in a hotel elevator at Wichita Falls Saturday night, will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of his mother, Mrs. W. T. Callens. The funeral was announced for 2:30 o’clock this afternoon, it being expected that the body would reach here at 11 0’clock this morning. Owing to the train in which the body, accompanied by the family of the deceased, was being shipped missing connection at Fort Worth the body will not arrive until 10 o’clock tonight, hence the change in the hour of the funeral as stated.

The Sunday morning issue of the Wichita Falls News-Tribune gives the following account of Mr. Callens’ death:

“G. R. Callens, prominent citizen of Electra, was so badly crushed in the elevator at the Westland Hotel Saturday evening shortly before 10 o’clock that he died half an hour after the accident without having regain consciousness. The man, according to witnesses, had attempted to enter the elevator, driven by Harry Kemp, aged 18, after it had started upward, lost his footing, and was caught between the elevator and the balcony.

“Mr. Cullens who for the last several years has been a driller for the Magnolia Oil Company, had been employed for the last several days in Burkburnett, making preparations to drill M. K. & T. Well No. 5, and was passing through Wichita Falls enroute to his home to spend Sunday with his family. He had spent the evening in the lobby with R. J. Bradley and A. Browning, also of Electra, and who were accompanying Mr. Callens. All three had started to their rooms, and the first two had entered the elevator. Mr. Callens was detained momentarily and the elevator started up without him.

“Mr. Callens made an effort to get into the moving vehicle and succeeded in getting a foothold on the platform so that his body was partly in an partly out of the elevator. He was struck on his shoulder and behind his neck by the beam of the balcony, the blow forcing his feet outward, and causing him to fall so that he hung out of the elevator, balanced upon his chest. An effort was made to stop the elevator but the man’s chest and spine were crushed between the elevator and balcony before it could be brought to a standstill.

“Dr. N. A. Brickman, who was in the lobby at the time of the accident, attended the unfortunate man until he died, about thirty minutes later. The body was taken in charge by a local undertaking company, and his family at Electra were notified.

“Mr. Callens is survived by his wife and four children. His body was sent out on an early train, funeral and arrangements have been made for this afternoon. He was 44 years of age at the time of his death.”

Mr. Callens’ four children are as follows: Mrs. John Hendon, Mrs. Walter Hyndman, Miss Jewell Vaughn and Claude Vaughn all of whom reside at Wichita Falls save the latter, who is a soldier in France. The family reached here early this afternoon coming over the interurban from Ft. Worth.

Mr. Callens’ father, it will be remembered , also met a tragic death. While trying to rescue a man who had been overcome by gas in a well which the man was cleaning Mr. Callens was also overcome and died.

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CORSICANA MAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT IN WICHITA FALLS
The body of G. R. Callens, who met death in a hotel elevator at Wichita Falls Saturday night, reached here tonight for burial tomorrow. His family had entered the elevator and he, having been detained, attempted to get on the elevator after it had started up, resulting in his being crushed so badly that he died in a few minutes.

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Remains Interred This Morning.

The remains of the late G. R. Callens were interred in Oakwood at 10 o’clock this morning after funeral services at the home of the mother of the deceased on West Sixth Avenue, conducted by Rev. R.A. Crosby, of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. A large number of friends attended and many pretty flowers were in evidence.

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James Callens
Dec 6, 1888 - Feb 27, 1953

Funeral Rites Held For James Callens
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 1. - Funeral services were held here Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for James Callens, 64, who died Friday in San Angelo after a heart attack.
He was a veteran of World War I.
Rites were conducted by the Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three sisters, Miss Myrtle Callens and Mrs. E. L. Barnes, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. V. Hedrick, San Antonio; Ray Renfro and Dean Renfro, both of North Texas State College, Denton; J. R. Renfro of Fort Worth; John Renfro and Preston Renfro, both of Leonard, and one daughter, Mrs. Lois Arnwine of Denison.

Note: Full dates from the Navarro County Cemetery Records for Oakwood Cemetery. The marker also states: Tex-Mech Sup Co 359 Infantry World War I.

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James Callens Services Sunday

Funeral services for James Callens, 64, World War I Veteran who died in San Angelo Friday noon of a heart attack, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are three sisters, Miss Myrtle Callens and Mrs. E. L. Barnes, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. V. Hedrick, San Angelo, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were E. B., R. L. and Lyman Barnes, Willard Sullivan, Joe Stevenson and Z. V. Hedrick.

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Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Callicutt
Nov 22, 1929 - Nov 24, 1931

CALLICUTT - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 25 - Betty Ann Callicutt, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt Jr., died Wednesday. The funeral will be held from the home of the grandparents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, Thursday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Services will be conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

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LITTLE GIRL DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIAL BE HELD THURSDAY

Betty Ann Callicutt, aged 2 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, Jr., died in the P. and S. hospital at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon following a several days’ illness and the funeral will be held from the home of the little girl’s grandparents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, 1244 West Fourth avenue, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Callicutt of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Moore of Tyler; great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Neath of Houston and a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley funeral home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR BETTY ANN CALLICUTT

Funeral services for Betty Ann Callicutt, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mr. J. S. Callicutt, Jr., who died Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock in P. and S. hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from residence of the little child’s grandparents, Judge and Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, 1244 West Fourth Avenue with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, the grandparents, Judge and Mrs. Callicutt, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Moore, Tyler; great-grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Neath, Houston; and a number of other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Conrad Matthews, Jr., Hal Jones, Elliott Johnston and W. B. Hendricks Jr., Mexia.

Honorary pallbearers were Jack Horn, Mexia; Jack Womack, Jr., Mexia; Clyde Halbert and Ray Miller.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Samuel H. Yancey
Died Sep 1930

Man Dies at Corsicana
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept. 2 - Samuel H. Yancey, 30, died at a hospital here Monday and the body was sent to Emory. He is survived by his wife, one son and four daughters.

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Tillie Young
Died Aug 20, 1908

Sudden Death at Corsicana.
Special To The News
Corsicana, Tex., Aug 21 - An unusually sad death occurred here last night at the home of John Cunningham at 9 o'clock. Mrs. Tillie Young arrived at his home yesterday morning from Blooming Grove to visit her daughter, Mrs. Cunningham.
Although 65 years of age, she was in good health and spirits until a short while after retiring for the night, when she began coughing. Her daughter went to her, when she complained of being unable to breathe freely. A doctor was called, but before he arrived death came to her relief. The body was taken to Blooming Grove this morning for interment.

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Carl Lamont Atkinson
Apr 18, 1869 - Aug 7, 1930

Corsicana Man Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 7. - C. L. Atkinson, 61, died at his home here early Thursday and the funeral was held from the residence in the afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Surviving are his wife; eight children, Mrs. Dorothy Leuders of San Antonio, Mrs. Dan Lively of Crane, J. C. Atkinson of Newton, Kan.; J. D. Atkinson of Corsicana, Irene Atkinson of Corsicana, Izora Atkinson of Corsicana, Elizabeth Atkinson of Corsicana and Joe Atkinson of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD THURSDAY FOR C. L. ATKINSON

C. L. Atkinson, aged 61 years, died at his home, 2104 West Third avenue, at 4:30 o’clock Thursday morning and the funeral will be held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He was a native Texan and prior to moving to Corsicana 12 years ago, the family resided in West Texas. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Atkinson had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, Mrs. Dorothy Leuders, San Antonio; Mrs. Dan Lively, Crane; J. D. Atkinson, Newton, Kansas; J. D. Atkinson, Corsicana; Irene Atkinson, Corsicana; Izora Atkinson, Corsicana; Elizabeth Atkinson, Corsicana; and Joe Atkinson, Corsicana; one uncle J. D. Robinson, Corsicana; and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Joe Wilson, John Molloy, Dick Molloy, L. C. Molloy, Noah D. Wright, and Dude Ransom.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. L. ATKINSON HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for C. L. Atkinson, aged 61 years, who died Thursday morning at 4:30 o’clock, were held from the family residence, 2104 West Third avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church. He had been in ill health for some time.

Mr. Atkinson was a native of Texas and resided in West Texas prior to moving to Corsicana 12 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, Mrs. Dorothy Leuders, San Antonio; Mrs. Dan Lively, Crane; J. D. Atkinson, Newton, Kansas; J. D. Atkinson, Corsicana; Irene Atkinson, Corsicana; Izora Atkinson, Corsicana; Elizabeth Atkinson, Corsicana; and Joe Atkinson, Corsicana; one uncle J. D. Robinson, Corsicana; and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Katherine (UNKNOWN) Attra
Mar 18, 1878 - Apr 16, 1934

ATTRA - Corsicana, Texas, April 16 - Mrs. Katherine Attra, 58, of Houston, died Monday morning at the home here of her daughter, Mrs. George Labban. She had been on a visit to Corsicana for about two weeks. She is survived by her husband, Louis Attra of Houston; one son, Mike Attra of Houston; two daughters, Mrs.
Labban and Mrs. Louis Hashop of Corsicana, and eight grandchildren.

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MOTHER CORSICANA WOMEN DIED WHILE VISITING IN CITY

Mrs. Katherine Attra, aged 58, of Houston, died at 11 o’clock Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Labban, at the Labban home at 1217 West Second Avenue, after a short illness.

The deceased had been on a visit to Corsicana for about two weeks. She is survived by her husband, Louis Attra of Houston; one son, Mike of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Labban and Mrs. Louis Hashop of Corsicana; and eight grandchildren.

Complete funeral plans have not been made. The arrangements are being handled by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 16, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in Syria - Buried in Hollywood cemetery, Houston - w/o Louis Attra (mother of Annie Martha (Attra) Hashop and Pauline (Attra) Labban)

Barney Thurman Austin
Jul 7, 1892 - May 23, 1934

AUSTIN - Corsicana, Texas. May 23. - Funeral services for Barney T. Austin, 41, native of Navarro County, who died Wednesday morning as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile wreck Tuesday afternoon will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. H. A. Tipton; three sons, Alton, Barney Jr. and Jarrell Austin, all of Corsicana; three brothers, J. W. Austin, Tiburon, Cal.; Garland Austin, Beaumont, and A. G. Austin, Powell; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Hopkins, Sanger; stepmother, Mrs. G. C. Austin, Powell, and others relatives.

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James B. Baltzegar
Jun 6, 1857 - Mar 7, 1935

James B. Baltzegar, 77, resident of Powell for fifty-one years, died Thursday. Funeral services where held Thursday afternoon at the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. P. B. Baltzegar, at Powell. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Martha Fussell of Trinidad, Mrs. Sallie Hurst of Oklahoma, and Miss Angie Baltzegar of Terrell.

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PIONEER RESIDENT POWELL PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY THURSDAY

James B. Baltzegar, aged 77 years, resident of Powell for the past 51 years, died suddenly with a heart attack Thursday morning at 6 o’clock. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of his sister-in-law, Mrs. P. B. Baltzegar, at Powell with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. H.Heizer, Methodist minister.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Martha Fussell, Triniday; Mrs. Sallie Hurst, Oklahoma, and Miss Annie Baltzegar, Terrell, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Clarence Tullius Banister
Aug 4, 1870 - Jan 15, 1932

C. T. Banister Dies At Corsicana Home
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 15. - C. T. Banister, 61, general secretary of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. for the last several years, died at his home Friday morning. The funeral will be held from the First Methodist Church Sunday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He was a leader in civic, church and other activities here for many years.
The funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church.
Mr. Banister was a member of the Corsicana school board.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Charles T. Banister, city attorney of Corsicana; two brothers, George C. Banister of Danville, Ky., and Herman Banister of Bradfordsville, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lucey of Little Rock, Ark.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. T. BANISTER SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for C. T. Banister, 61 general secretary of the Corsicana y. M. C. A., and prominent churchman and civic leader in Corsicana for more than 30 years, who died at his home, 516 West Third avenue Friday morning, will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. He had been in failing health for some time, but his condition was not regarded as serious until a short time prior to his death. Mr. Banister had been about his duties at the Y. M. C. A. Wednesday.

The services will be conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the church.

At the time of his death, Mr. Banister, in addition to being general secretary of the Y. M. C. A. was president of the Brotherhood class, of the First Methodist church, a member of the Salvation Army advisory board, member of board of stewards of First Methodist church, member of the Lions Club and a member of the Corsicana school board. He formerly had been general superintendent of the First Methodist church Sunday school, president of the Y. M. C. A. , and had directed the financial campaigns of the Salvation Army on several occasions. He was active in patriotic and other work during the World war period, and took active interest in all movements for the betterment of the community. Mr. Banister was secretary of the Corsicana Ministerial association.

Mr. Banister was born in Marion county, Ky., but came to Texas early in life, residing at Brownwood and Austin prior to moving to Corsicana about 35 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Charles T. Banister, city attorney of Corsicana; two brothers, George C. Banister, Danville, Ky., and Herman Banister, Bradsfordville, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lucey, Little Rock, Ark.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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BURIAL RITES FOR C. T. BANISTER ARE HELD ON SUNDAY

MAN PROMINENT IN VARIOUS ACTIVITIES OF CORSICANA DIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for C. T. Banister, aged 61, general secretary of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A., for the past several years, and prominent civic and religious worker who died early Friday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 from the First Methodist church with Dr. John W. Bergin, pastor of the church, and Dr. Caspar S. Wright, presiding elder, conducting the rites. Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Hundreds filled the large church auditorium to overflowing to pay their last tribute to the Corsicana leader who died at his home early Friday morning after a short, serious illness, and many others stood on the outside of the church unable to find space on the inside. The chancel was covered with beautiful floral offerings from Corsicana friends and from many other points both within and outside the state.

The ministers eulogized the deceased for his excellent record as a church worker, which embraced long years of service as a member, Sunday school superintendent, steward, and in other official capacities. His services to the community as a member of the school board, director and officer of the Y. M. C. A., drive director for the Salvation Army and member of the advisory board, and numerous other activities were presented and praised.

Music for the services were supplied by the choir of the First Methodist church, augmented with several members of the St. John’s choir.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Charles T. Banister, Corsicana city attorney; two brothers, George C. Banister, Danville, Ky., and Herman Banister, Bradfordville, Ky., and a sister, Mrs. Fannie Lucey of Little Rock, Ark.

Active pallbearers were F. N. Drane, E. E. Babers, Sam J. Jackson, Charles H. Mills, C. G. Davidson, T. H. Benton, F. P. McElwrath, and W. P. McCammon.

Honorary Pallbearers.
Among the honorary pall-bearers were the members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church, members of the board of directors of Corsicana Y. M. C. A., members of the board of trustee of the Corsicana Public schools, members of the Salvation Army advisory board, members of the Brotherhood Bible class of the First Methodist church, members of the Corsicana Ministerial association, members of the Lions club, members of the Navarro County Bar association, members of the Civitan club, members of the Young Men’s Bible class of the First Methodist church, members of the Masonic and K. of P. lodges, officials of the city of Corsicana and the following:

O. P. Douglas, W. H. Norwood, Neal Johnson of Dallas, O. E. Scarbrough, C. F. Broughton, George E. Jester, Dr. Homer Jester, Dr. J. E. McClung, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. Opie Wills, Dr. A. W. Rogers, J. W. McGill, Wilbur Wright, A. B. King, Dr. A. B. Horn, J. S. Millerman, O. E. Stone, E. E. Cross, O. F. Allen, E. E. Sheehey, Clyde Stroud, Hon. Luther A. Johnson of Washington, D. C., Ernest Johnson of Dallas, Douglas Johnson of Houston, Roy Peebles, Ted Ferguson, Robert Irwin, E. R. Glover, Paul Moore, Billy Murchison, J. N. Edens, Jarvis Whiteselle, Odie Burke, T. J. Worthington, I. N. Cerf, Col. Charles A. Davis of Lubbock, E. R. Brown of Dallas, W. C. Proctor of Dallas, Lynne A. Wortham, Sid P. Story, W. M. Peck, Ben Blackmon, Davis Neece, Randolph Jackson, H. D. Fillers of Wichita Falls.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral Home.

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Phillip Benjamin Baltzegar
May 14, 1855 - Mar 19, 1934

BALTZEGAR. - Corsicana, Texas, March 19. - P. B. Baltzegar, 79, died at his home at Powell Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Methodist Church at Powell and will be conducted by the Rev. Benard L. McCord. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery. Mr. Baltzegar was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas fifty years ago, settling at Powell, and had lived there since. He was a prominent farmer. Surviving are his wife, three sons, E. B. Baltzegar, Corsicana; C. G. Baltzegar, St. Petersburg, Fla.; W. R. Baltzegar, Powell; a daughter, Mrs. P. H.
Cuthbertson, Dallas, eight grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

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POWELL PIONEER BURIED IN KERENS CEMETERY TUESDAY
Funeral services for P. B. Baltzegar, 79, pioneer resident of the Powell community, who died at his home near Powell Monday morning at 8:15 o’clock were held Tuesday afternoon from the First Methodist church at Powell at 2 o’clock with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bernard L. McCord, pastor.

Mr. Baltzegar was a native of Alabama, but came to Texas 50 years ago, settling in the Powell community where he has resided since that time.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, E. B. Baltzegar, Corsicana; C. G. Baltzegar, St. Petersburg, Fla.; and W. R. Baltzegar, Powell; a daughter, Mrs. P. H. Cuthbertson, Dallas; eight grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William Gibson Bartlett
Jan 07, 1906 - Mar 01, 1935

William Gibson Bartlett, 29, son of W. D. Bartlett of Rice, died Friday in a Dallas hospital. He was born in Rice and had lived there all his life. He was a graduate of the Rice High School. Surviving are his father and two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Ellis and Miss Bessie Bartlett, both of Rice. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at the Haynie Memorial Church in Rice.

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William Bartlett Of Rice Died Friday In Dallas Hospital

RICE, Texas, March 2.—(Spl.)—William Gibson Bartlett aged 29 years, of Rice, died in a Dallas Hospital Friday morning after an illness of six months and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church with burial in the Rice cemetery.

Bartlett was a native of Rice and a graduate of Rice high school.

Surviving are his father, W. D. Bartlett and two sisters, Mrs. A. D. Ellis and Miss Bessie Bartlett all of Rice.

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John Bunyan Beasley
Aug 2, 1894 - Jun 3, 1930

John Beasley Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 4. - Funeral services for John Beasley, 39, who died in the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday morning, were held from the residence of his uncle, William Conner, Wednesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Matt Beasley, Tupelo; S. P. Beasley and W. P. Beasley, both of Ennis; three sister, Mrs. Ella Mithchell, Tupelo; Mrs. Rosa Dennie, Roane, and Mrs. Bettie McKinsey, Midlothian, and two uncles, William Conner, Corsicana, and J.
C. Conner, Roane.

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JOHN BEASLEY DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL TUESDAY MORNING

John Beasley, age 39 years, died Tuesday morning about 10 o’clock at the county hospital and funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his uncle, William Conner, 738 West Second avenue, conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Beasley resided at 1606 South Fifteenth street and was well known here.

Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Mat Beasley, Tupelo; S. P. Beasley and W. P. Beasley, Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mitchell, Tupelo; Mrs. Rosa Dennie, Roane and Mrs. Betty McKinsey, Midlothian. Two uncles, William Conner, Corsicana and J. C. Conner, Corsicana and J. C. Conner, Roane also survive.

Pallbearers will be R. W. Gross, Mose Shumaker, Burleigh Butler, Jesse Pope, Earl Bragg and Fred Rawlinson. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home will have charge of the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN BEASLEY HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for John Beasley, aged 39 years, 1606 South Fifteenth street, who died in the Navarro county hospital Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, were held from the residence of his uncle William Conner, 738 West Second avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, three brothers, Matt Beasley, Tupelo; S. P. Beasley and W. P. Beasley, both of Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Mitchell, Tupelo; Mrs. Rosa Dennis, Roane; and Mrs. Bettie McKinsey, Midlothian; and two uncles, William Conner, Corsicana, and J. C. Conner, Roane.

Pallbearers were R. W. Gross, Mose Shumaker, Burleigh Butler, Jesse Pope, Earl Bragg and Fred Rawlinson, Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Dove C. Beers
Died Jan 1933

Galveston Teacher Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 3. - Mrs. Dove C. Beers, 73, pioneer teacher in the Galveston schools, died here at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. P. Norwood, Tuesday morning.
The body was sent to Galveston, where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. Beers was visiting the Norwood family during the Christmas holidays. She was stricken with pneumonia three days ago.

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A. C. Campbell
Dec 26, 1857 - Mar 3, 1913

Campbell - Corsicana, Tex., March 5. - A. C. Campbell, a traveling salesman whose home was at Mexia, died here.
He was at one time a resident of this county and served as Deputy Sheriff under Sheriff West. His body was taken to Mexia for burial.

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Jose Camafcho
Died Sep 1923

Dies From Knife Wounds
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 11. - Jose Camafcho died at the Physicians and Surgeons' Hospital here Sunday night as the result of knife wounds received in a fight Friday night.
Agrito Moreno was arrested in connection with the fight.

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  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Sep 11, 1923

Sarah Katherine "Kate" Cannon
Died Oct 1950

Rites Held at Italy For Mrs. Sarah Cannon
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 24. - Funeral was held Monday at Italy, Ellis County, for Mrs. Sarah Katherine Cannon, 86. She died at Eureka Saturday.
Surviving are three sons, W. H. Cannon Jr. of California, Odis Cannon of Dallas and J. R. Cannon of Royse City; two daughters, Mrs. E. R. Bracken of Eureka and Mrs. Eunice Few of Dallas; nineteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Hattie Williams of Dallas, and other relatives.

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Maggie Lee Mott
Oct 10, 1909 - May 31, 2001

MAGGIE LEE "Maga" MOTT died peacefully at home on May 31, 2001. She was born October 10, 1909 in Chatfield , Texas . She is survived by her husband of 71 years, R. Beach Mott, son R. Beach Mott, Jr., daughter, Marilyn Cameron, grandchildren, Stephen Beach Mott, Glenna Horn, Garrett Schuchholz, and Susanna Stratford, and six great grand sons. A private family Memorial Service is planned. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in her memory to the seventh Church of Christ Scientists, 1740 Yorktown, Houston, 77056.


Leta Rue Armstrong
Nov 6, 1917 - Apr 5, 2001

LETA RUE ARMSTRONG, 83, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2001 in Cleveland, Texas . She was born in Chatfield , Texas on November 6, 1917. She lived in Houston from 1951 until 1982 where she and her deceased husband attended Life Tabernacle Church, for a number of years, before moving to the Cleveland area in 1981. Mrs. Armstrong is survived by her son, Ron Armstrong and wife Dorothy of Deer Park, Texas ; daughter, Marleta Wilkerson and husband David of Cleveland, Texas ; six grandchildren & nine great-grandchildren; sister, Garnet Stone of Mississippi. The family of Mrs. Armstrong will be receiving friends from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. on Sunday, April 8, 2001 in the Forest Park Lawndale Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12:00p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2001 in the Forest Park Lawndale Family Chapel, with Pastor James Kilgore officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery.


Arthur Joshua Smith
Feb 3, 1916 - Jun 8, 2004

ARTHUR JOSHUA SMITH "A.J.", 88, returned to our Heavenly Father on the morning of June 8, 2004. Arthur Joshua commonly referred to as A.J. was born February 3 , 1916 in Kerens , TX.

A.J. is preceded in death by his daughter, Sandra Smith; sons, Homer & Michael Smith. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Kathleen; daughter, Cheryl & husband, Ken Jaeger; son, Ken & his wife, Lori Smith; sister, Mattie Powell of Kaufman, TX; brother, Frank Smith of Kerens , TX ; 13 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Thursday, June 10, 2004 from 6-8 pm at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held Friday, June 11, 2004 at 3 pm in the chapel of Forest Park The Woodlands with Rev. Clifford Jones officiating. Interment will be Saturday, June 12, 2004 at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas, TX at 1:30 pm


Alice Elizabeth (Harris) Ingalls
Mar 21, 1914 - Oct 14, 2003

ALICE ELIZABETH INGALLS, 89, passed away Tuesday, October 14, 2003 in Houston. Mrs. Ingalls was born in Corsicana, TX to John B. and Maud Harris. She is survived by her husband, Irvin Ingalls, daughter, Willie Beth Hardin, numerous nieces, nephews and other loving relatives and friends.

Visitation will begin at 5:00 PM Thursday, October 14, 2003 at Brookside Funeral Home- Cypress Creek where the funeral service will follow at 7:00 PM that evening. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, October 17, 2003 at Kerens Cemetery in Kerens , TX

 


Melba Ann (Padgitt) Johnson-Manning
Oct 9, 1941 - May 20, 2002

MELBA ANN PADGITT JOHNSON MANNING, 60, passed from the loving arms of her family on Monday, May 20, 2002 in Houston, Texas. She was born October 9, 1941 to Jimmie Edward Padgitt, Sr. and Janey Helen Bell of Kerens , Texas.The youngest of ten children, she is preceded by her mother and father, her older brother and sister Jimmie and Erma Padgitt, and her identical twin sister Peggy. A native of Texas, Melba graduated from Park High School in Kerens , Texas and attended Texas Southern University School of Pharmacy. After years of being a devoted wife and mother, she began a twenty-five year career in the field of management. After retiring, she tended the elderly and infirmed. Proof that a good heart is the true testament of one's merit, Melba gave in life her love, time, and enduring strength and faith to all of those she nurtured. Ever ready to feed a starving soul or body, she will be missed. She is survived by her three children, Leonard Johnson, III and his wife, Kamaria, Howard Johnson and Ramon Manning; two grandchildren, Brittany Ann Johnson and Christopher Stephen Johnson; her siblings, Ruby Padgitt, Ardis Faye Taylor, Enillor Padgitt, George Padgitt, Ila Warren, and Lloyd Padgitt as well as many nieces and nephews. Services were held Friday, May 24, 2002 at the Church of the Living God Temple, Houston, Texas. Interment followed in Kerens , Texas

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Louis Owen Walker
May 13, 1915 - Jul 26, 2001

Funeral services for Louis Owen Walker, of Crosby, TX, will be Sunday, July 29, at 3 :00 p.m. in Sterling White Chapel Funeral Home in Highlands, TX, with Rev. Bernard W. Stein officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens Cemetery Monday, July 30, at 12:00 p.m. Louis was born May 13, 1915, in Kerens , TX, and passed away Thursday, July 26. He retired from U.S.G. after thirty-five years, and was a member of Lake Houston United Methodist Church.He is survived by his loving wife, Della M. Walker, of Crosby; sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Pat Walker , of Houston, and Bill and Sam Walker, of San Clemente, California; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Chris Carruth, of Atlanta, Georgia; sister Birdie Dee Sims, of Austin; grandchildren, Carol Williams and husband Matt, Jonathan Walker, Jayce Walker, Andy, Tyler, and Caroline Carruth; and great-grandson, Noah Williams.

Notes:

  • Houston Chronicle  Date: Friday 07/27/01

Johnny V. Hutchins
Jan 12, 1923 - Feb 16, 2002

JOHNNY V. HUTCHINS, 79, born January 12, 1923 in Frost , Texas , went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 16, 2002 in Houston. She was preceded in death by husband, Joseph Lonnie Hutchins. Johnny is survived by her daughters, Suzann Meinke and husband Fred, Simone Trappe and husband Allen; sons, Jason L. Hutchins and wife Joyce, Howard L. Hutchins; grandchildren, Dianna Geer and husband Bruce, Deborah Griffin and husband Kyle, Mark Hutchins and wife Tracy, Fred William Meinke, Jr., Troy Lonnie Meinke and wife Karyn; great grandchildren, Christian, Kaitlyn, Justin, Crystal, Brittany, Simone, Micah, Miriam; sister, Cathryn Newsom; numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends. Family will receive friends Monday, February 18, 2002 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home. Funeral Services to be conducted on Tuesday at 1:00 PM in Brookside Funeral Chapel. Interment to follow in Brookside Memorial Park.

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  • Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Harris Co., TX

Amon B. Fields
Oct 23, 1905 - Jun 23, 2001

AMON B. FIELDS, 95, died at home in Deer Park on June 23, 2001. He was born October 23, 1905 to Zula and Tom Fields in Frost , Texas . Graduated from Hillsboro High School and married his high school sweetheart, Willie Vernie Pierce in 1925. They were married 69 years until her death in 1994. He worked for Texas Power and Light, later transferring to Central Power and Light Company in Pharr, Texas where they lived until they moved to Deer Park in 1993. Amon gave his life to Christ at an early age and was a faithful servant of his Lord throughout his 95 years. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Deer Park. He had been a member of the Pharr Kiwanis and had been named Pharr Man of the Year. He was a 50 year honoree as a Mason with membership in Deer Park and San Juan. He is survived by his two daughters, Sandra Talbert and husband Russell of Deer Park and Yvonne McCallon and husband John of McKinney, Texas . Also surviving is a brother, Marlon Fields of Roy, Utah as well as grandchildren Taryn Hext, Tiffany Bennett, Karen Brown, Dr. Kevin McCallon, Kristi McCallon, and Kelly McCallon. Also surviving are great grandchildren Bailey and Hayden Hext, Alyssa and Dalton Bennett, Megan McCallon, Kendall and Brittany Brown. Services will be conducted at Deer Park's First Baptist Church, 438 E. 8th St., Deer Park with services being led by grandson Dr. Kevin McCallon. Visitation will be Monday, June 25, 2001 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Grand View Funeral Home in Pasadena. Burial will be at Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery in McAllen, Texas on Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 11:00 AM. Memorials are requested in lieu of flowers to Deer Park First Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of McKinney, or First Baptist Church of Pharr, Texas .


Ross Edward Harrington 
Oct 17, 1928 - May 22, 2001

ROSS EDWARD HARRINGTON age 72, passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2001. He was born October 17, 1928, in Frost , Texas , and lived there until he graduated from high school at the age of 16. He moved to Houston to attend University of Houston, where he was a member of the Alpha Phi Omega Fraternity. After graduating, he served in the U.S. Army in the Korean War during which he was received with the Bronze Star. Mr. Harrington returned to Houston where he was Employment Manager at Foley's, Vice President of Southern Warehouse, and owner of Volume Corporation. Ross was an avid hunter and a member of the Tejas Vaqueros and the Houston Safari Club. He is preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Caroline Haury Harrington. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Vanlandingham Harrington; sons Richard of Houston, Charlie and wife, Jan, of Honolulu, HI, and Ross Harrington, Jr. of Aurora, CO; daughters Kathleen Kilgore and husband, Ron, of Colleyville, TX, Susan Harrington of Honolulu, HI, Jennifer Gregory and her husband, Paul, of Houston, and Jill Calloway and husband, Ron, of Houston; grandchildren, Celeste Baldwin, Lisa Quinn and husband, Jarod, Ricky, Ross Harrington III, Kylie, and Kacie Harrington, Page, Ryan, and Sarah Gregory, and Allison and Travis Calloway; and one great grandson, Caden Quinn. Funeral Services will be at Geo. H. Lewis and Sons, 1010 Bering Drive on Saturday at 10:00 a.m., with Reverend Bill Cole officiating. Pallbearers will be Norman Charlton, Sr., John Crawford, Steve Friedman, Abbe Ledbetter, Winston McKenzie, Sr., Richard Moehring, Ken Morris, Shearn Smith, John Weems, Joe Wheat. Honorary Pallbearers will be Cal Birdsall, Ron Galloway, Paul Gregory, Paul Hargrave, Mark Jones, C.F. Kendall, and Tom Masterson. Entombment will follow at Memorial Oaks Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Harrington Scholarship Foundation, (for the visually impaired), Arbor School, 1635 Blalock Drive, Houston, TX 77080.


Alice Louise [Landfather?] Hilliard
Jan 6, 1923 - May 4, 2002

ALICE L. HILLIARD, 79, passed away May 4, 2002, in Houston, Texas . Ms. Hilliard was born January 6, 1923, in Urich, Missouri. Alice worked in the military aircraft industry in California during the 1940's and 50's where she was the first woman to be promoted to design engineer at Convair. She retired as a drafting checker for Lockheed after seventeen years. She is survived by her special friend Glen M. Barnet; his daughter Sarah Roberts of Conroe, her husband James; his daughter Amy Sowers of Conroe and her husband George; her son William "Hank" Hilliard of Ft. Worth, his wife Nan; her brother Ivan Landfather of California; her grandchildren Heather, Allison, and Bill Hilliard, Melinda, Amanda, and Susan Roberts%3BTrey and Adam Sowers . Alice was a long-time member of PWP and enjoyed dancing weekly. Alice was the widow of Bill Hilliard of NASA. Services will be held at 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, May 7,2002 at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Boulevard, Webster, Texas 77598, with Reverend Joe Miller officiating. Grave side service will be at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday May 8, 2002 at Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse , Texas (Corsicana).


Ruth Alois (Derden) Whitsitt
Feb 3 , 1916 - May 10, 2005

RUTH ALOIS WHITSITT, of Houston, TX, went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2005. She was born on February 3 , 1916, to Tom and Rosa Derden in a small community called Cryer Creek, near Blooming Grove , TX.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail Whitsitt, of Pearland, TX, son-in-law, Mike Gardner, of Houston, TX, granddaughters, Charlotte Gardner and Annette Smith, great grandchildren, Jodie, Tyler and Wyatt Smith, of College Station, TX, numerous friends and a sister-in-law, She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Harry Whitsitt, and daughter, Ruth Ann Gardner, and brothers and sisters and parents.

Pall bearers will be Mike Gardner, Dub Mixon, Brad Senter, Hoga Morgan, Jr., Gus Cantu, and Jerome Kelly and honorary, Dwain Jones.

Visitation will be May 12, 2005, from 5-8 pm at Crespo Funeral Home. Burial Services will be on May 13, 2005, at 12:00 noon at Crespo Funeral Home, 4136 Broadway, Houston, TX 77087, with an interment to follow at Forest Park Lawndale.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • BGHS grad 1934
  • w/o Henry Frank Whitsitt d/o Thomas Bruce “Tom” Derden and Rosa Elizabeth “Rosie” (Price) Derden buried in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx.

Everett Griffin
Sep 15, 1931 - Nov 17, 2004

EVERETT GRIFFIN 73, passed away November 17, 2004 in Houston. He was born on September 15, 1931 in Crockett, TX. He was raised in Blooming Grove , TX by parents Eben and Oma Sims. Mr. Griffin graduated from Pasadena High School in 1950, served in the United States Airforce for 2 years during Korean War and attended Richey Street Baptist Church for many years.

He is survived by wife, Shirley Griffin of 51 years; children, Doug and Kim Griffin, Ronny and Karen Griffin, Vicki and Ron Hughes, Lori and Pete Church; (6) grandchildren; pallbearers, Doug Griffin, Ronny Griffin, Steve Griffin, Joel Taylor, Randy Griffin and Pete Church.

Visitation will be from 5-8 P.M. on Thursday, November 18, 2004 at Grand View Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, November 19, 2004 at Grand View Funeral Home Chapel. Interment to follow at Grand View Memorial Park.


Texoria (Pierce) Frazier-Satterwhite
Mar 8, 1910 - Oct 29, 2004

TEXORA PIERCE FRAZIER SATTERWHITEpassed away at the age 94 on October 29, 2004. She was born March 8, 1910, in Blooming Grove , Texas and was the only child of J. W. and Martha Pierce. She attended high school in Breckenridge, Texas, and graduated from Texas Christian University in 1931, with a B.B.A. She remained a loyal and steadfast supporter of T.C.U. throughout her life, speaking often of her "most special four years" there. Texora taught business classes at the high school in Moran, Texas, before moving to Baytown, Texas in 1933. She resided in Baytown until 1997, when she moved to the Treemont Retirement Center in Houston.

In her early years in Baytown, Texora set up a bookkeeping system and worked for over seven years as the only bookkeeper for the school tax office. Over the years, she also taught at R. E. Lee High School and at Horace Mann Junior High School. She survived two husbands, Herbert S. Frazier and Troy L. "Doc" Satterwhite. She and Herbert Frazier had three daughters. After his death in 1950, she married in 1952 to Doc Satterwhite, who also had three children, forming a family of eight.

Texora was active in Baytown's First Christian Church, teaching Sunday School for 41 years, and holding many official church board and committee jobs and ladies' C.W.F. responsibilities. She was elected Elder Emeritus in 1991. She was active in the Book Review Club, served as Secretary of the United Fund, was a member of A.A.U.W., helped organize Church Women United, helped organize the Child Care Center, and volunteered in the Baytown Thrift Shop for over twenty-five years. Texora was active in the Women's Club for 14 years and was the first secretary of the Ladies Association of the Goose Creek Country Club, later serving as president of that organization. Doc Satterwhite often acted as a recruiter of engineers for Humble Oil Refinery (now Exxon Mobil), and Texora enjoyed assisting in welcoming their wives, helping them to find housing, and helping in the social orientation of the single engineers. She participated in all of these activities while being mother to six children, who ranged in age from elementary school to college, and she was even asked by some groups to give advice and instructions on the raising of teenagers.

Texora Satterwhite is survived, with much love and affection, by her 6 children and their spouses, 13 grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. Her children are son Bill Satterwhite and wife Neita of Rockwall, Texas; daughter Mary Virginia Cummins and husband Roy of Richmond, Texas; daughter Martha Kay Roland and husband Bill of Fort Worth, Texas; daughter Sue Harris and husband Richard of Sugarland, Texas; daughter Maudeen Eccles and husband Joe of Houston, Texas; and daughter Judy Oliver and husband Robert of Houston, Texas. The 13 grandchildren incIude Bill Satterwhite, Susan Swanson, Sharon Conner, Sam Satterwhtte, Lauri Burroughs, Jennifer McDaniel, Meredith Harris, Davalyn Redford, Jimmy Markham, Troy Leslie, Amy Tucker, Scott Eccles, and Al Oliver.

Funeral Services will be 2 pm Wednesday, November 3 , 2004 at Navarre Funeral Home, officiated by Dr. Earl Bissex. Visitation will be one hour prior to services starting 1 pm at Navarre Funeral Home. Burial will be at San Jacinto Cemetery.

In honor of Texora Pierce Frazier Satterwhite, donations may be made in her name with The Houston S.P.C.A., 900 Portway Dr., Houston TX, 713-869-7722, or The Houston Humane Society, P.O. Box 450528, Houston, TX 77245, 713-433-6421.


Reuben Dee Sheppard
Oct 31, 1909 - Sep 24, 2003

REUBEN DEE SHEPPARD, 93, of Pearland, passed away Wednesday, September 24, 2003. He was born in Blooming Grove , TX on October 31, 1909 to the late William and Beulah (Fitzgerald) Sheppard. Reuben worked for the postal department of the U.S. Army in 1943-1945. He was also employed by the US Postal Service for 37 years as a carrier and has been retired for 37 years.

He is survived by his brothers, J. D. Sheppard and wife Billie of Corsicana, TX and Billy Charles Sheppard of Orlando, FL; sisters-in-law, Gertrude Pyka of Pearland, Gertrude Jackson of Baytown; brother-in-law, OB Aman of Waxahachie, TX.; numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Martha (Tiney) of 55 years and a sister, Vera Ruth Patty.

Visitation will take place on Saturday, September 27, 2003 from 4:00 to 8:00pm at Corl's Family Funeral Home chapel. The funeral service will be Sunday, September 28, 2003 at 2:00pm at the funeral home chapel. Graveside service will be held at 5:00pm at the Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Sealy, TX.

Pallbearers will be David Jez, Charles Stigall, Richard Heiling, Austin Heiling and Jerry Walker


Ernest Edward Reames
Jan 24, 1938 - Nov 24, 2002

ERNEST EDWARD REAMES, age 64, of Houston died November 24, 2002. He was born January 24, 1938 in Blooming Grove , Texas to William Allen and Faye Reames. He graduated from the Houston Police Department Academy, Class #26 and retired after 33 years of service. He is survived by his loving wife, Carolyn Reames, 2-daughters: Tammy Denise Barta, and Leslie Michelle Reames, 3 -sons: Brandon Allen Reames, Randall Gene Reames, and Kenneth Allen Farr, brother and sister-in-law: Royce Dean Reames and wife Edith, 2-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at Klein Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 2 P.M. Wednesday November 27, 2002 at Klein Funeral Home. Interment will follow in the Magnolia


Earnestine (Brown) Howard
May 12, 1925 - Feb 3 , 2003

EARNESTINE BROWN HOWARD, age 77, was called to rest on February 3 , 2003 from stroke related causes. Mrs. Howard was born May 12th, 1925 in Richland , Texas . Mrs. Howard retired from Stoma Floors after 35 years of dedicated service. Earnestine was a Fighter, contested by her battle with breast cancer in 1973 along with multiple other medical conditions that took toll on her body but not her spirit. She enjoyed antiquing, shopping, watching the Grand Old Opre along with caring for her flowers and her garden. Most of all she dearly loved her family and showed it by spending time with them and talking to others about them. You could count on her to be the first to call you and wish you a Happy Birthday. Mrs. Howard is preceded in death by her parents Bud and Lois Brown and three brothers Rex, John, and Gene Brown. Mrs. Howard is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Patsy and Archie Turpin; grandchildren Rodney and Denise Turpin, Karen and Archie Ryder and Four great grandchildren: Kendra and Camden Ryder, Breanna and Dalton Turpin. She is also blessed with many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends who will mourn her passing. As a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Mrs. Howard will indeed be missed. The family will receive friends on Thursday, from 5:00-8:00 PM at Brookside Funeral Home. Services will be Friday, February 7, 2003 at 1:00 PM in Brookside Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Brookside Memorial Park. The Family wishes to thank everyone who contributed to Earnestine's physical and spiritual comfort during her illness.


Emmett J. Yates
d. Nov 18, 2001

EMMETT "Jack" YATES of Sargent, Texas passed on peacefully November 18, 2001. He served in WWII in three campaigns, the Rhineland, Central Europe, and Battle of the Bulge. He received CIB, Bronze Star, Victory Medal, and Campaign Ribbon with three battle stars. He was born in Eureka , Texas and moved to Houston in 1942 where he lived for 47 years before retiring to "Jack's Island" at Sargent, Texas . He loved his beach, fishing, his tractor, and time with his family. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Margaret Cupples Yates, three sons, Bobby Yates and wife Vicki, Jimmy Yates and wife Lynn, Mike Yates and wife Cheryl, 8 grandchildren, Troy Yates, Doug Yates and wife Leah, Jared Yates and wife Amber, Carrie Dasher and husband Robby, Chad Yates, Tyler Yates, Brook Yates and Shawn Yates, three great grandchildren, Cole Yates, Payton Yates, and Holly Dasher. He is also survived by sisters Faye Wilson and husband Bob, Mary Sullins and husband Joe, and one brother, Joe Yates. Visitation: Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at Earthman Resthaven from 11:00 a.m. -8:00 p.m. Funeral Service: 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 21, 2001 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 4040 Watonga, Houston, 77092. Interment: Houston National Cemetery.

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Delia Erin (Ross) Harrington
Dec 14, 1899 - Aug 6, 1999

ERIN ROSS HARRINGTON, age 99, passed away Friday, August 6, 1999. Mrs. Harrington was born in Frost , Texas in 1899 and moved to Houston in 1944. She worked at Sakowitz and Palais Royal for decades, and continued to tailor clothes until the age of 95. She lived in her home in West University until she turned 99 and then moved to Vosswood Nursing Home. Mrs. Harringston is preceded in death by her husband, Lonnie. Erin is survived by her son, Ross Edward Harrington of Houston; granddaughters Susan Harrington of Honolulu, Hawaii, and Kathleen Kilgore and her husband Ron of Colleyville, Texas ; grandsons Ross Harrington, Jr. of Aurora, Colorado, Richard Harrington of Houston, and Charlie Harrington and his wife, Jan, of Honolulu, Hawaii; great grandchildren Lisa and Celeste Baldwin, and Ricky, Scooter, Kylie and Kacie Harrington; and special family friend Sarah Cordray. She is also survived by her sisters, Ila Butler and Norene Paul of Dallas. Burial will be held by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, Texas on Tuesday, August 10, at Noon and interment will follow at Frost Cemetery. Mrs. Harrington's Memorial Service will be held in Houston at the West University Church of Christ, 3407 Bissonnet on Saturday, August 14 at 11:00 A.M.


Ila Rae (McKinney) Phares
Feb 24, 1908 - Feb 9, 1998

ILARAE McKINNEY PHARES, born February 24, 1908, died February 9, 1998 in New Braunfels. She was born in Frost , Texas , the 11th of 12 children of I.W. and Hattie Durst McKinney. Harae was the last surviving child. The family moved to League City, where she spent her childhood before moving to Houston to pursue a business career. Harae and her late husband, Wayne Phares, lived in Calgary, Canada a number of years before returning to New Braunfels. Survivors include sisters-in-law. Mrs. B.T. McKinney and Mrs. Bruno Durst McKinney; 15 devoted nieces & nephews; a number of great & great great nieces & nephews; and a host of friends. Private graveside services will be held in League City at the family cemetery plot at a later date. SCHMIDT FUNERAL HOME, 1508 East Ave., Katy, (281) 391-2424.

Notes:

  • Daughter of Isaac Washington McKinney & Hattie Benigna (Durst) McKinney

Marzee (Moore) Carmichael
Oct 31, 1911 - Sep 20, 2000

MARZEE MOORE CARMICHAEL, 88, of Huntsville, Texas , widow of Dr. William R. Carmichael, died September 20, 2000. She was born in Emmett , Texas , October 31, 1911, the daughter of the late William Pitt Moore and Mary Delle Bills Moore. Marzee graduated from Baylor University in 1934 and began teaching in Hubbard, TX. In 1935 she married Bill Carmichael, at the time a teacher in the Bryan Public Schools, and settled in Bryan, beginning a 25 year residency devoted to family, church, education and philanthropic organizations. She was for many years a pianist in the Sunday School program of First Baptist Church, Bryan. Marzee served as regent of the local chapter of the DAR and was a member of the UDC chapter in Bryan. In 1961, Dr. Carmichael moved to Huntsville to begin his professorship with Sam Houston State University and Marzee returned to teaching. Huntsville High School students remember her reasoned yet gracious approach to the rigors of high school math. Her interest in genealogy unabated, she quickly became active in DAR and UDC chapters in Huntsville. She also became a member of the Colonial Dames and Daughters of the American Colonists. Book reviews with the Outlook Club were also a central part of her community life. Education and sharing ideas have always been Carmichael cornerstones. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Cathy Carmichael, of Midlothian, VA; her daughter and son-in-law, Ruth and Warren Bellows of Houston; granddaughters Catherine Carmichael Lyon of Windsor, VA, Kristin Carmichael Mitchell of Charlottesville, VA., Elizabeth C. Bellows of Houston, presently a sophomore at Harvard University; and grandson, Warren S. Bellows IV, of Houston. A memorial service will be held at the First Presbyterian Church at 2:00 pm, Saturday, September 23, after which the family will receive friends and family at the Church. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the Carmichael Memorial Children's Library at the First Presbyterian Church, 1801 19th St., Huntsville, TX 77340. Services under the direction of Huntsville Funeral Home.


John Thomas Vernon
Mar 24, 1957 -  Dec 5, 1997

JOHN THOMAS VERNON, born March 24, 1957 in Houston, passed away Dec. 5, 1997. Survived by mother Phyllis Camp and husband Carrol Camp. Daughter Jennifer Vernon, sister Deborah Gibson, brothers Gregg and Wayne Vernon. Sister Pam Graham. Graveside services to be held in Kerens, Texas.


Nora (Nettles) Wesson
Aug 21, 1920 - Aug 26, 1998

NORA NETTLES WESSON August 21, 1920 - August 26, 1998 Services for Nora Nettles Wesson will be Saturday, August 29th, at 10 am at the 4th Infantry Division Memorial Chapel at 25th Street and Battalion Avenue, Fort Hood, Texas. Mrs. Wesson died Wednesday afternoon at Scott & White Hospital, Temple. Nora Ruth Nettles was born to Ludie and E.E. Nettles on August 21, 1920 in Kerens , Texas. In 1935 the family moved to Temple. Nora was a member of the First Baptist Church of Temple. She graduated from Temple High School in 1937. Mrs. Wesson was married to Thomas Euel Wesson on May 29, 1938, in Temple. He preceded her in death in February of 1997. Mrs. Wesson graduated from Temple Junior College in 1938. She also graduated from Hieronymus Business School. During World War II she worked at McCloskey General Hospital in Temple, The Soil Conservation Board and The Selective Service Board. From 1965 to 1967 Mrs. Wesson was a Real Estate agent for Skinrood Real Estate in Northern Virginia. During her years as a military wife she served as a member of the Gray Ladies of The American Red Cross; Army Community Services; Post Exchange Commissary and Thrift Shop Boards and Spinning Wheels of Fort Hood, Texas. She was a member of the Officers Wives Club, Retired Officers Wives Club and Wednesday Review Club. She is an honorary member of the Texas A&M Lettermen's Association and a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary International. Survivors include her daughter, Ann Wesson Shrewsbury of Harker Heights; her sister Ann Lou Nettles Walker of Dallas; and one grandson, Benton Wesson Shrewsbury, a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado. Mrs. Wesson was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Eddie Eugene Nettles, Jr. and Howard Ross Nettles and one sister, Nell Nettles Reed. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Friday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Memorials may be made to Peaceable Kingdom Retreat for Children, Inc., P.O. Box 844, Temple, Texas, 76503 or the T.E. (Tiny) and Nora Wesson Scholarship Fund, CTC Foundation, P.O. Box 1800, Killeen, Texas 76540-1800.Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, Inc Killeen, TX 76542. 254/634-2638.


John R. Wilson
Aug 8, 1920 - Feb 20, 1999

JOHN R. WILSON, age 78, of Waco, died Saturday, February 20, 1999, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 23, 1999, in Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home Chapel, Rev. Carl N. Freeto, Dr. W.J. Wimpee, officiating. Graveside services will be 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at Kerens City Cemetery. The family will receive visitors 6-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Mr. Wilson was born August 8, 1920, in Memphis, Tennessee, to the late Charles M. and Lida Christenberry Wilson. He was reared in Texarkana and Dallas, TX., where he attended local schools. He was a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and later graduated from law school at Southern Methodist University in 1948. He married Anne Talley on February 7, 1944, in Norfolk, VA. Mr. Wilson served in the U.S. Navy as a gunnery officer and navigator on board the destroyer USS Tillman #641 from 1943 to 1945 in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters. He began his law practice and teaching law at Baylor University School of Law in 1948. He continued there as a Professor of Law until his retirement in 1986. He was a member of Austin Avenue United Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Dr. Charles M. Wilson, Jr., of Dallas. Survivors include his wife, Anne Talley Wilson of Waco; a daughter, Margaret Anne Wilson of Austin; a son, Rev. Andrew Ross Wilson and his wife Sarah of Adairville, Kentucky and two grandchildren, James Ross Wilson and Rachel Elizabeth Wilson. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Caritas of Waco. WILKIRSON-HATCH-BAILEY Funeral Home. (254)753-3691.

WWII Veteran


Maurey Waylon Warren
Sep 29, 1930 - Mar 4, 1999

WAYLON WARREN, 68, OF Gonzales, La. passed away March 4, 1999 at Riverview Hospital, Gonzales, La. Mr. Warren was born September 29, 1930 in Kerens , Texas. Survived by wife, Carolyn Warren of Gonzales, La.; 4 sons, Mickey Warren, Kenneth Warren and Mark Warren, all of Alabama, Terry Warren of Santa Fe, Tx.; 2 stepdaughters, Pam Alford of Houston and Suzanne Ficklin of Gonzales, La.; sister, Wanelle Starks of Athens; 16 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild. Services 2 P.M. Monday at First Baptist Church of Kerens, Rev. Jamie Starks officiating, Joe Warren and Mr. Lavelle Layfield assisting. Visitation 6 pm to 8 pm Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home. Pallbearers: Family members. Burial: Prairie Point Cemetery.Paschal Funeral Home, Inc. 120 S.W. Third St. Kerens , Tx. 75144 (903) 396-2371


Doris (Thomason) Segerlind
d. Nov 8, 1999

DORIS THOMASON SEGERLIND, lost her long battle with cancer November 8, 1999 in Spring Branch Medical Center, Houston. Mrs. Segerlind, a native of Kerens , Texas was active in ABWA, and a member of Airline Manor Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents Mr. and Mrs. Earl Thomason, sister, Janice Colvin and a brother, Allen Thomason. Survivors are her husband, O.W. Swede" Segerlind, Houston; a daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Douglas Guillot of Vidor, a sister, Martha Fields of Kerens; a brother, and sister-in-law, James and Norma Thomason of Waco; brother-in-law Melvin Colvin of Carthage; three grandsons, nine great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces and numerous friends. Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, November 11, 1999 at Brookside Funeral Chapel. Graveside service will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 12, 1999 at Kerens City Cemetery in Kerens , Texas. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Skyscraper Chapter ABWA, c/o T.R. Lay, P.O. Box 57093, Houston, Texas 77257-0593 or Shriners Hospital for children or charity of your choice


Aalon J. Farris
Jul 4, 1921 - Jan 23, 2000

AALON J. (Pat) FARRIS, passed away on Sunday, January 23, 2000, in Memorial City Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Aalon J. (Pat) was born on July 4, 1921, to James Bunn Farris and Addie Etta Inman Farris, in Navarro County in the Community of Rural Shade in Kerens , Texas. He was the youngest of 11 children and is survived by his wife of 55 1/2 years, Sylvia Montalbano Farris; sons, Kenneth Wayne Farris of Baytown, TX., and James Aalon Farris of Houston; daughters, Linda Joyce Farris-Schroeder of Houston, and Sylvia Elaine Conaughty of West Frankfort IL, 1 sister, Faye Piper of Houston; and by 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Pat was of the Catholic faith and a member of St. Catherine of Sienna Catholic Church and a Veteran of World War II. He was also a member of the United Steel Workers Union of America Local 2083 and worked for Reed Roller Bit (Baker-Hughes) for 39 years, 8 months and 3 days. Having been active in the community, he worked with the Boy Scouts for 20 years with Troop #631 from Fair Haven Methodist Church and was also a volunteer at Memorial City Hospital for the past 8 years. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service beginning at 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 25, 2000 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home, 13001 Katy Freeway where Funeral Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 26, 2000 with Rev. Michael Carmody officiating. Rite of Commital will follow in Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Dawn Schroeder Quesada, Erick Schroeder, Wendi Schroeder, Adam Farris, David Lewis and Wesley Conaughty; Honorary Pallbearers will be his grandchildren, Patrick Farris, Mathew Farris, Gabriella DeLeon, Melissa Conaughty, Claire Conaughty, Amanda Farris, Angela Farris, Robert Roper, Stephen Townsend; and great-grandchildren, Samantha Quesada, Pamela Quesada and Joshua Schroeder-Shepherd.

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Dudley Ponder
Aug 6, 1927 - Aug 30, 2000

DUDLEY PONDER, age 73, of Houston, Texas died Wednesday afternoon, August 30, 2000. Mr. Ponder was born on August 6, 1927 in Navarro County, Kerens , Texas. Dudley was the fifth child of ten children born to the late Chris and Doris Clayton Ponder. He is survived by 6 siblings, O.C. Ponder Sr. and Viola Armstrong, of Kerens , Texas, Fannie M. Alexander and Estell Ponder of Houston, Texas, Hattie M. Vanibuls of Los Angeles, California, M.C. Ponder of Berkeley, California. Preceding him in death were Corene Shamlin, Dock Ponder and Ardelia Polk. Dudley received his primary and secondary education in the Navarro County Training School graduating High School in May 1945. After high school he attended Prairie View A&M College however was drafted into the United States Army in 1946 serving as an Army Medic. Dudley returned home after serving his country and enrolled in Texas Southern University. However school was not his only interest as he was dating the quiet, hometown girl, Geraldine Green. They were married on December 18, 1949. The next 50 plus years of life was filled with the births of 4 sons, (Dudley Wayne, Frederick Earl, Wesley Wendell, and Kevin Ray) 12 grandchildren, (Dudley Wayne, William Christerpher, Mary LaTazalea, Lisa Marie, Frederick Earl II, Cherise Heleen, Sarah Naomi, Raymond Aaron, De'onna Elizabeth, Jason Milton, Nathan Benjamin and Wesley Issac) a host of nieces and nephews. His family also includes 3 loving daughter-in-laws (Reba Gaston-Ponder, Lois Ponder and Donna Ponder), friends, loving business associates and loyal customer. Dudley or Dud" as he was affectionately called was an entrepreneur. His entrepreneur skills developed businesses that included an Automobile Dealership affiliated with Stewart Motors of Corsicana, Texas, Ponder's Enco and Ponder's Mobil Service Centers. Dudley accepted Christ while growing up in Kerens , Texas and as a Christian adult served as an usher at Holman Street Baptist Church, Houston, Texas under the pastoral leadership of Rev. Cecil Davis. He later joined the Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church after the family moved to the Sunnyside Addition of Houston in 1955. Wake services will be held Friday, September 8, 2000 from 6-9 P.M. at Carl Barnes Funeral Home, 746 West 22nd Ave. Houston, Texas. Homegoing Services will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, September 9, 2000 at Pentecostal Missionary Baptist Church, 8310 Southview, Houston, Texas 77051. Rev. Acie Jefferson Jr. officiating. Mr. Ponder would want us to say thanks to the medical staff of Veteran's Administration, Methodist Hospital and Vencor Hospital.

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Frances Holliday
May 22, 1913 - Nov 21, 1997

MRS. RAYMOND (Frances) HOLLIDAY died Friday, November 21, 1997. She was born in Dawson , Texas , May 22, 1913. She graduated from Dawson High School, attended Trinity University, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Southern Methodist University. She met her husband while they were teaching school. In 1938 they were married and moved to Houston where he was employed by Hughes Tool Company. Mrs. Holliday was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Houston, the United Methodist Women, the Blue Bird Circle and served on the Board of Holly Hall. She was a member of the Houston Club, the Petroleum Club, and the River Oaks Country Club. Mrs. Holliday was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Holliday, her father and mother, John Lee and Letha McCulloch and her brother, John Lee McCulloch II. She is survived by a niece, Rebecca McCulloch Davis of Houston and a nephew, John McCulloch III of Lubbock. Pallbearers will be Buddy Cox, Gregory Hocker, John Latham, Johnnie McCulloch IV, Leslie Sallee and Bruce Sallee. Friends may call at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons, 1010 Bering Drive, after 10 a.m. Sunday. Funeral services will be held at Geo. H. Lewis & Sons Funeral Home, 1010 Bering Drive at 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 24, 1997. Officiating will be Dr. Wiliam H. Hinson, Dr. Ashbury Lenox, and Dr. Charles L. Allen. In lieu of flowers, it is requested that Memorial Gifts be made to the McCulloch Endowed Scholarship Fund, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275-0402, Attn: Ms. Marianne Piepenburg or to the Holliday Endowed Scholarship Fund, Texas A & M - Commerce, Commerce, Texas 75429-3425, Attn: Larry Goddard


Jene A. Holt
Jun 11, 1925 - Sep 8, 1998

JENE A. HOLT, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 1998. He was 73 years old. Mr. Holt was born in Dawson , Texas on June 11, 1925 to Connie and Grace Holt. He graduated from SMU in 1948 after serving in the Navy. He married Carolyn Whitehurst on August 7, 1955. Mr. Holt was a coach, teacher and administrator. He was also an active church and community leader. He is survived by his wife, son Allen Holt of Houston and daughter and son-in-law Anne and Mike Hoel of Harker Heights, Texas , four grandsons, Wesley Holt, Samuel Holt, Benjamin Holt and Marshall Hoel, one granddaughter Grace Hoel, two sisters-in-law Martha Young of Abilene and Frances Maxwell and husband Johnny of Groesbeck, Texas . The family will receive visitors from 6-9pm Thursday. Funeral services will be held 10am Friday at Cypress United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be 4pm Friday, Falkenberry Cemetery in Groesbeck, Texas


Ernestine (Adams) Wall
Dec 3 , 1908 - Nov 2, 2000

ERNESTINE ADAMS WALL, 91 of Houston, passed away Thursday, November 2, 2000. Ernestine was born December 3 , 1908 in Dawson , Texas to E.E. Adams and Lula Vinson. She was a great musician and poet. She is survived by Great niece and nephew, Julie and Mike LeBlanc, Spring, Tx; Longtime friends, Sallie and Floyd Forrest, Spring, Tx. Funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 4, 2000 at Heights Funeral Home. Interment, Resthaven Cemetery.


Alvin David Baggett
Feb 11, 1919 - Dec 25, 2000

ALVIN DAVID BAGGETT born in Dawson , Texas on February 11, 1919 went to dwell in the house of the Lord on December 25, 2000. He accomplished many things in his lifetime and loved people. He was in the insurance business in Galena Park for many years. He first served on the council in Galena Park before following Mayor Philpot into the Mayorship in 1961. He set a precedent as the longest serving mayor in the state of Texas . He was past president of the Harris County Mayor and council association. He served on the Harris-Galveston area Council. He was past president of the Gulf Coast Transportation Authority. He served as the 3rd President of the Galena Park Rotary Club and 50 yrs. perfect attendance. He was past President of Galena Park Chamber of Commerce. State Senator Gene Green presented a proclamation saluting Galena Parks No. 1 Citizen for his Community and Regional Progress. Alvin was faithful to the First Baptist Church of Galena Park and served as Deacon for many years. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret Morris Baggett, a son Harold Wayne Baggett and his wife Nory, a daughter Virginia Lynn Baggett, grandson Joel Baggett, granddaughter, Leila Baggett and many friends. Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 10:00 A.M. at the Galena Park Baptist Church with interment to follow in Forest Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M. Wednesday evening at Forest Park Lawndale. In lieu of flowers, it would please him if you made your gifts to the First Baptist Church of Galena Park, Building Fund.

Victor Franz Henderson
May 18, 1917 - Dec 8, 1999

Graveside Services for MR. VICTOR FRANZ HENDERSON, age 82, of Tyler will be at 2:00 P.M. Thurs. 12/9. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery in Silver City, Texas near Corsicana, TX under direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Home. Mr. Henderson died December 8, 1999 at Tyler Nursing Home. Born: May 18, 1917 in Purdon , Texas . He was of the Baptist faith. Retired from Foley's after 40 yrs. Life time Member of the American Legion Post 77 of Houston, TX. Served in the U. S. Army from 1941 to 1945. He was preceded in by: parents, W. T. Henderson and Bessie J. Phillips, brothers, J. C., Red and Jimmy Henderson, sister, Frances Henderson

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  • Son of William Tom Henderson & Bessy J. Phillips
  • WWII Veteran

Thelma Rousseaux-Stallings
Jan 27, 1902 - Aug 28, 1998

THELMA ROUSSEAUX STALLINGS died on August 28, 1998 in Austin. Graveside services will be held at 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 11, 1998 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Texas. Thelma was born January 27, 1902, in Navarro County near Rice, Texas. She was one of eight children, all of whom preceded her in death. She was married to Fred J. Rousseaux who died in 1964 and to Jack Stallings who died in 1980. Mrs. Stallings spent most of her adult years in Houston, but had lived in Austin since the mid 80's. Thelma South was a student at and graduated from Texas Wesleyan in Fort Worth during the 1920's. She then was employed with Gulf States Utilities in Beaumont and later with Missouri Pacific railroad in Houston, with offices at the venerable Rice Hotel. Thelma Stallings was a lifelong Methodist, generous with her time and her resources, and was active in the American Legion auxiliary. She was a gracious hostess who loved to celebrate Christmas and birthdays, always with family and friends. She was a gentle and genteel lady, non-judgmental and charming. Four generations of family, friends, and acquaintances always loved to go to ``Aunt Thelma's''. She was loved and respected by all who knew her. In her later years family members closest to her were Tom Sterling of Austin, Milton Jones of Tyler, Hugh South of Baltimore, Maryland, Suann Sterling Shoemaker of Chicago, Illinois, and Jane Hamilton of Houston. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Methodist Children's Home, 1111 Herring Ave., Waco, Texas, 76708, will be appreciated. This was Mrs. Stalling's favorite charity.


Ruby Lee (Whiteside) Ragan
Mar 19, 1912 - Aug 27, 2000

RUBY LEE RAGAN, 88, of Savannah, GA, passed away Sunday, August 27, 2000. Born March 18, 1912 in Dresden , Texas . Preceded in death by her husband, Wesley Troy Ragan. Survivors include: daughter & husband, Patricia & Sam Marshall, Savannah, GA; sisters, Pauline Blake and Allene White, both of Houston, TX; granddaughters, Mary Elise Marshall and Rebecca Elizabeth Marshall, both of Savannah, GA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 2:00 P.M. at Dresden Cemetery with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating.
Corley Funeral Home
418 N. 13th Street
Corsicana, TX 75151 903-874-3755


Leona C. Peabody
May 8, 1906 - Aug 16, 1998

MRS. LEONA C. PEABODY 92 passed away August 16, 1998 in Houston Texas . She was born May 8, 1906 in Blooming Grove , Texas . She is survived by two daughters, Doris Dayton, Janice Bright; two sisters Wilma Karli, Jaleen Coleman; 6 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is survived by her loving care giver Debra Bell. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 19, 1998 at Forest Park Lawndale Family Chapel, at 2:00 P.M. with Interment to follow in Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers are to be Robert Dayton, Randy Bright, Ray Bright, Robert Bright, Henry Oppermann, Robert Oppermann.


Gladys Faye (Cassel) Brush
Aug 5, 1922 - 2004

GLADYS FAYE CASSEL BRUSH was born in, Powell , Texas on August 5, 1922. She attended elementary and intermediate school in Elm, Texas and in 1943, completed senior high school at Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas .

She attended the University of California Berkley, graduating with a degree in nursing in 1948. She was recruited to work in a military hospital in Fairbanks, Alaska, where she met and married Robert Howard Brush. Their adopted daughter, Lisa, preceded them in death.

In 1958, she relocated to Houston where she worked at MD Anderson Hospital. She would later live in both Dallas and Houston, living out her later years in Houston.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Richard Cassel, Sr. and Janie Marie Autrey; husband, daughter, brother, Richard Cassel, Jr; nephew, Karl Cassel and niece, Ann Cassel. She leaves to celebrate her life - nephews: Ricky, Chester, Jack, Craig and Roderick Cassel; nieces: Brenda Cassel, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Avia Banks; and sister-in-law, Yolanda Frank Broussard.

At Gladys' request, her remains will be cremated and, no further services scheduled.

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  • Paper: Houston Chronicle - Sunday 05/09/04

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