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Vera Bush, Miss
May 2, 1874 - Sep 18, 1953

September 20, 1953, Dallas, Texas
BUSH
Miss Vera Bush, 4209 Caruth. Survived by sisters, Miss Willie Bush, Miss Mabel Bush; nephews, J. T. McIver, R. C. McIver, all of Dallas; nieces, Mrs. A. D. Belt, Corsicana; Mrs. W. P. Crisman Sr., Austin; Mrs. C. H.
Walker, Berkeley, Calif. Remains forwarded to Corsicana, Texas, for services and interment.

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Miss Vera Bush Services Sunday

Funeral services for Miss Vera Bush, who died at her home in Dallas Friday night, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Bush operated a millinery business in Corsicana for a number of years before moving to Dallas.

Surviving are two sisters, Misses Willie and Mable Bush, both of Dallas; two nephews, Raymond and Tyson McIver, both of Dallas; three nieces, Mrs. A. D. Belt, Corsicana; Mrs. Palmer Chrisman, Austin, and Mrs. Charlie Walker, San Francisco, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Raymond McIver, Tyson, McIver, A. D. Belt, Dr. Palmer Chrisman, Palmer Chrisman, Sr., John Pritchett and Raymond Nelson

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Alice (Cumby) Butler
Jul 10, 1878 - Nov 14, 1953

November 16, 1953
Mrs. J. Elmer Butler Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. J. Elmer Butler, native of Cleburne, long-time Corsicana civic, social and religious leader, died in a local hospital Saturday following an extended illness.
Funeral rites were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, J. Elmer Butler Jr., and a grandson, Jay Butler, both of Corsicana.

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Mrs. J. E. Butler Rites Saturday

Mrs. J. Elmer Butler, long-time Corsicana civic, social and religious leader, died in Memorial Hospital early Saturday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were to be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. Burial was to be in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, of which she was long an active member.

A native of Cleburne, Mrs. Butler had resided in Corsicana since her marriage to the late J. Elmer Butler, prominent business and bank executive. For the past several years she had resided at the Navarro Hotel.

Surviving are a son, Elmer Butler, Corsicana, and a grandson, Jay Butler, student in Sewanne University.

Pallbearers were to be W. A. Lang, Ed Polk, Luther Johnson, Jr., Homer Jester, Robert Cason, Douglas Almond, Clark E. Butler, James Ruth and E. Y. Cunningham.

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Anna Elizabeth (Bragg) Butler
Sep 1, 1880 - Jan 26, 1928

January 29, 1928
BUTLER - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 29. - Mrs. Sam H. Butler, died at the family residence and funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Corsicana and the Rev. Mr. Corkern, pastor of the Kerens Baptist Church. Mrs. Butler was a native of Navarro County. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Herman Roberts, Corsicana; three sons, Clark, Curry and Burleigh Butler, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jennings, Roane; two brothers, John Bragg, Roane, and Earl Bragg, Corsicana.

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John Washington Deel
Jul 12, 1839 - Nov 16, 1900

DEEL - Kerens, Tex., Nov. 22 - John W. Deel, an old Confederate soldier, a veteran of the Fourth Texas volunteers, Hood's brigade, died near here Nov. 16.

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  • November 23,  1900  Dallas (TX) Morning News, p. 2
  • Civil War Veteran
  • Pioneers Rest Cemetery, Fort Worth, Tarrant Co., TX
  • According to the Cemetery Association this person is buried here, although the grave has not been located by either Lot or Block.
  • John Washington Deel
    BIRTH 12 Jul 1839
    Alabama, USA
    DEATH 16 Nov 1900 (aged 61)
    Navarro County, Texas, USA
    BURIAL
    Pioneers Rest Cemetery
    Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
    PLOT According to the Cemetery Association this person is buried here, although the grave has not been located by either Lot or Block.
    MEMORIAL ID 18940928 · View Source

    MEMORIAL
    PHOTOS 0
    FLOWERS 1
    JW Deel married Mary Alice Cowsert Stevens after the death of her first husband, Captain John F. Stevens, another veteran of the Civil War.

    Minnie, Flint and Jeff Stevens were on the 1880 Ellis Co. (Enis, Tx.) census as stepchildren to J. W. Deel

    John Washington Deel Military Record
    Enlisted in the Confederate Army on July 11, 1861 at Camp Clark, Guadalupe County, Texas (There was a Peter J. Deel that enlisted the same day, same place, same regiment) [He supposedly followed four elder brothers into the military.]
    He was a Private in Company A, 4th Regiment, Texas Infantry
    He was wounded in the foot in August 1861
    He received a slight wound in the side at Coal Harbor, Va. on June 27, 1862. He was at General Hospital in Richmond, Va.
    He was on furlough the month of February, 1863. On March 3, 1863 at Richmond, Va. he received his January and February pay of $11.00 a month - total $22.00.
    He was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga on September 19, 1863. (A Union defeat in the campaign for Chattanooga) He was declared permanently disabled since 9-19-1863. Wound to the knee and leg.
    He was in the hospital at Lynchburg, Va.
    He was captured at Suffolk, Va.
    He was in the hospital at Petersburg, Va. on March 31, 1864
    He was again in the Richmond Hospital June 2, 1864 and June 19th, 1864 with the wounded leg. He "deserted" to the convalescent tents on July 20th.
    Totally disqualified on August 13, 1864.
    Retired him out on September 28, 1864.

    Jeff Stevens told J.B.Rogers (stepson and step grandson) that John W. had 5 bullets still in him. Whenever he was wounded they poured whiskey into the wounds to sterilize them, then bound them with silk strips.

    He was granted a Veterans Donation Land Certificate for 1280 acres. At the time of his pension application he only had 40 acres, valued at $285; two mules, $70; one wagon and one buggy $30; and one cow $20.

    John W. made application for a CSA pension on August 14, 1899 while living at Holiday, Texas, at age 60. Approved 9-21-1899. A Dr. L. P. Tenney made affidavit that he "has been suffering from a gunshot wound to the right leg at knee joint, received 36 years ago, and that it renders him unable to earn living by manual labor."

Clarence Carter
Died Mar. 1930

March 13, 1930
Negro Is Shot to Death
CORSICANA, Texas, March 13. - Clarence Carter, negro, 26, is dead as a result of being struck by a rifle bullet late Wednesday night on the Edgar Eliot farm south of Angus. A tenant on the farm told officers he heard some one at his chicken house and fired at a negro who attempted to flee with two turkeys.

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Rufus John Carswell, Jr.
Mar 21, 1917 - Sept 20, 1941

September 23, 1941
CARSWELL - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 23. - Funeral services for Rufus J. Carswell, 24, Fort Worth bank clerk, who was killed in an auto accident Saturday near Fort Worth, were held at Malakoff Sunday afternoon. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. C. Miles, Kerens; a sister, Mrs.
Maurine Young, Dallas, and a brother, John Swanson Carswell, Fort Worth.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR RUFUS CARSWELL, FORMER CORSICANAN
Funeral services for Rufus J. Carswell, aged 24 years, Fort Worth bank clerk, former Corsicanan, who was instantly killed early Saturday morning when his car turned over near Fort Worth,
were held Sunda. Rites were held at Fort Worth Sunday morning and another service was held at the Malakoff cemetery where interment, was made.

Carswell was a graduate of Corsicana high school and had been connected with the First National Bank in Fort Worth for about five years.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M. C. Miles, Kerens: a sister, Mrs. Maurine Young, Dallas; brother, John Swanson Carswell, Fort Worth; an aunt, Mrs: Johnny Noble, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

The services at Malakoff were conducted by Rev. J. L. Brantley.

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Eddie Brooks Carson
Sep 12, 1884 - Mar 21, 1938

March 23, 1938
CARSON - Corsicana, Texas. March 23. - Eddie Brooks Carson, 53, resident of Corsicana for the last thirty-five years, died Monday at a local hospital following a short illness and funeral services are pending the arrival of his son from Toledo, Ohio.
Surviving are one son, Earl B. Carson of Toledo, Ohio, and two sisters, Mrs. Dora Campbell and Mrs. Hattie Bauldauf, both of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR E. B. CARSON

Funeral services for Eddie Brooks Carson, aged 53 years, who died Tuesday, were held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Mr. Carson died in the P. and S. Hospital following a short illness. He was a native of Limestone county but had resided here for the past 35 years.

Surviving are a son, Earl B. Carson, Toledo, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Campbell and Mrs. Hattie Bauldauf, both of Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were E. E. Howard, Willie McBroom, Jack Russell, Pete Hargraves, Harold Hargraves and Francis Bauldauf.

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Viola (Davis) Carruthers
Jun 14, 1874 - Feb 22, 1951

February 23, 1951, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Carruthers, Resident of Dallas Thirty Years, Dies
Mrs. Viola Carruthers, 76, of 4826 Gaston, a resident of Dallas for thirty years, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital after a brief illness.
Mrs. Carruthers had lived here since the death of her husband, F. W. Carruthers in Blooming Grove, Navarro County. She was a native of Blooming Grove. Her husband was in the hardware business there.
In Dallas, Mrs. Carruthers was a member of the Golden Age Hobby Club, an organization of persons sixty years old or older. Her hobby was crocheting. She was a member of the Methodist Church and attended Grace Methodist Church here.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mildred Yost of Dallas; a son, Dr. Walter Carruthers of Little Rock, Ark.; two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial will be at Corsicana.

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Mrs. Carruthers Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Viola Carruthers, 76, native of Blooming Grove, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Carruthers was the widow of the late Walter Carruthers of Corsicana and the daughter of the late Dr. J. M. Davis of Blooming Grove. She had made her home in Dallas for a number of years.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Walter Carruthers, Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Miss Mildred Carruthers, Dallas; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Feb 23, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Francis Walter Carruthers; d/o Dr. John Marion Davis & Sarah (Simpson) Davis buried in White Church cemetery

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Mrs. Carruthers Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola Carruthers, 76, native of Blooming Grove and former Corsicana resident, who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday afternoon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Carruthers had made her home in Dallas the past 30 years.

Surviving are a son, Dr. Walter Carruthers, Little Rock, Ark.; a daughter, Miss Mildred Carruthers, Dallas; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Albert Frey, Douglas Almond, Sid Story, K. L. McKeown, Joe George, Blooming Grove, and Douglas Magee, Blooming Grove.

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Annie Lee (Cox) Carson
Sep 12, 1920 - Dec 24, 1949

December 27, 1949
Mrs. Annie Lee Carson Funera Services Held
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 27 - Mrs. Annie Lee Carson, 23, died Saturday in Houston. Funeral services were held here Monday, with burial in the Rice Cemetery.
Surviving are her father, E. P. Cox, Galveston; mother, Mrs. Margaret Shipley, Dallas; a brother, A. D. Cox, Dallas; and two half-brothers, Billy Charles and Herbert Ray Cox, both of Galveston.

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Annie Lee Carson Funeral Services Held On Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Lee Carson, 23, who died in Houston Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. An earlier service was held in Houston Sunday. The Rev. Mr. Neel conducted the rites.

Surviving are her father, E. P. Cox, Galveston; mother, Mrs. Margaret Shipley, Dallas; two half-brothers, Billy Charles Cox and Herbert Ray Cox, both of Galveston; an uncle, Harvey Cox, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Oddie Shue, Charles Shue, Welson Elliott, Carnell Ruffin and Skinny Ruffin.

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Mary Emma (Holleman) Carruthers
Jan 6, 1855 - Oct 26, 1940

October 28, 1940
CARRUTHERS - Corsicana, Texas.  Oct. 28. - Mrs. Mary E. Carruthers, 85, died at her home here early Sunday. She had resided here since the early 1870's and was the wife of the late Francis Carruthers, early-day Corsicana lumberman. Funeral was held here Monday.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugenia Story and Miss Alice Carruthers, Corsicana; a son, Victor Carruthers, Panama; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN WAS BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mary E. Carruthers, aged 85 years, pioneer Corsicana resident, died at the family home about midnight Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Carruthers came to Corsicana in the early 1870s, and was the widow of the late Francis Carruthers, pioneer lumberman.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Eugenia Story and Miss Alice Carruthers, Corsicana; a son Victor Carruthers, Panama; three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Albert Frey, S. H. Hornbeak, Robert Watt, Kelly McCeown, Dave Levy and F. C. Paul.

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Relatives Attend Last Rites Here For Mrs. M. E. Carruthers

Miss Frances Carruthers of Little Rock, Ark., who is a student at SMU, Dallas and her grandmother, Mrs. Viola Carruthers, of Dallas, came down Sunday to be with Miss Alice Carruthers and her sister, Mrs. Eugenia Story upon learning of the death of Miss Carruthers and Mrs. Story’s mother, Mrs. Mary E. Carruthers, Saturday night, and to attend the funeral Monday morning.

The large number of sorrowing friends attending the services and the wealth of beautiful floral offerings attested the love and exteem in which this good woman and her beloved daughter were held.

All join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereft at this time of great sorrow.

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Joe L. Cox
Died Nov. 1938

November 27, 1938
Joe L. Cox, 85, Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 27. - Funeral services were held Sunday for Joe L. Cox, 85, who died at his home Saturday. He had resided in Navarro County for fifty-nine years.
Cox was a fireman and engineer on the old Houston & Texas Central Railroad for many years. He served as Justice of the Peace several terms.
Surviving are his wife; eight children, Mrs. O. O. Treadwell, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank R. Young, Corsicana; A. B. Cox and A. G. Cox, both of Plainview; Mrs. A. C. Swinney, Ringling, Okla,; Elbert T. Cox, Waco, and Francis H. Cox, Tyler; eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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Isaac A. Carraway
Died Feb. 1928

February 17, 1928
Isaac Carraway Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Feb. 17. - Isaac A. Carraway, 42, died here Friday morning. Funeral services will be held at the church at Oak Grove Cemetery near Kerens Saturday.
Surviving are his wife and one brother, the Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister of Kerens.

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Hester (McCulloch) Carroll
Apr 5, 1885 -  Nov 22, 1973.

November 24, 1973, Waxahachie, Texas
MRS HESTER CARROLL
WAXAHACHIE, Texas - Funeral services for Mrs. Hester M. Carroll, 88, who had been a resident of Waxahachie for the past 54 years, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Mrs. Carroll died Thursday in her home.
Born in Dawson, Navarro County, she is survived by one son, three daughters, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother and two sisters.

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Archibald Evans "Archie" Carraway, Jr. Rev.
Jul 24, 1863 - May 13, 1929

May 13, 1929
The Rev. A. E. Carraway, 65, Dies in Corsicana
The Rev. A. E. Carraway, 65, well-known Methodist minister and pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church, died at his home Monday morning of paralysis and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.
The Rev. Mr. Carraway was born in Georgia, but had resided in Texas for many years. He had made his home in Corsicana for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, the Rev. A. C. Carraway, Chatfield, and L. K. Carraway, Corsicana; one daughter, Miss Alleen Carraway, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Lloyd, Stephenville, and Mrs. J. A.
Heath, Howard Ga.

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METHODIST PASTOR OF NORTH CORSICANA CHURCH PASSED AWAY

REV. A. E. CARRAWAY, METHODIST MINISTER DIED SUDDENLY MONDAY

Rev. A. E. Carraway, well-known minister and pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, aged 65 years, nine months and 20 days, died at his home Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock, following an hour and one-half illness with paralysis, and the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral service will be conducted by Rev. A. W. Hall, presiding elder of the Corsicana Methodist district, assisted by Dr. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. D. A. McGuire, Methodist minister of Fort Worth.

Rev. Mr. Carraway was born in Georgia but had resided in Texas for many years. He had made his home in Corsicana for a number of years and was well-known in Methodist circles in Central Texas. He arose about 7 o’clock Monday morning and dressed. He complained of being ill and was helped back into bed, but died a short time afterward.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Rev. A. C. Carraway, Chatfield; and L. K. Carraway, Corsicana; one daughter, Miss Alleen Carraway, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Floyd, Stephenville; and Mrs. J. A. Heath, Howard, Ga.

The funeral will be under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 13, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Agnes (Clark) Carraway; s/o Archibald Evans “Archie” Carraway, Sr. and Margaret Juliana (Harris) Grace-Carraway

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR LOCAL MINISTER

REV. A. E. CARRAWAY DIED SUDDENLY AT HIS HOME HERE MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Rev. A. E. Carraway, 65, well known Methodist minister, who died Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis an hour and one-half before, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. He was born in Georgia, but had been a resident of this section for many years and had held pastorates of Methodist churches in Navarro county. At the time of his death, he was pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Rev. Mr. Carraway arose about 7 o’clock Monday morning and dressed, later complaining of being ill. he was aided into his bed and a physician summonded.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Rev. A. C. Carraway, Methodist minister of Chatfield; L. K. Carraway, Corsicana; one daughter, Miss Alleen Carraway, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Lloyd, Stephenville, and Mrs. J. A. Heath, Howard, Ga.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Hall, presiding elder of the Corsicana Methodist district, assisted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. D. A. McGuire, Methodist minister of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were P. M. Gladney, A. V. Wright, E. S. Stokes, P. H. Franklin, J. R. Jones, Hugh Fullerton, Joe M. Brown, J. D. Gordon, W. J. W. Foster and J. F. Bass.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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John Gordon Carr
July 22, 1910 - May 12, 1933

May 13, 1933, Vernon, Texas
Vernon Truck Victim To Be Buried Sunday
Funeral services will be held at Corsicana Sunday for J. Gordon Carr, 23, of Corsicana, killed in an accident at an underpass nine miles east of Vernon Friday night. The body was started for that city after the arrival of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Carr.
Carr was killed when the truck on which he was hitchhiking to Yellowstone Park with a friend, went through an underpass and he was thrown against a beam. He was riding on the highest crate of eggs in a truck en route from Fort Worth to Paducah. The boys had been picked up at Rhome.

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GORDON CARR KILLED IN ACCIDENT NEAR VERNON LAST NIGHT

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 WAS GRADUATE CORSICANA HIGH SCHOOL AND OF TRINITY UNIVERSITY

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VERNON, May 13.—(AP)—Funeral services for J. Gordon Carr, 23, of Corsicana, killed yesterday near Vernon when his head struck an underpass beam as the truck he was riding passed under it, were held in abevance pending arrival of Corsicana relatives.

Carr was hitch-hiking to Yellowstone National Park with Lee Hanks, 20, also of Corsicana. They were given a lift at Rhome by O. A. Presley of Paducah, who was returning from Fort Worth with a load of eggs. Carr rode on the highest stack of egg crates facing to the rear. When the truck reached the underpass, his head was knocked against the beam with terrific force. His skull was crushed.

Pressley said he thought the boys were riding on a lower stack of crates. Hanks said Carr had climbed to the higher part only a few minutes before the accident.

The youths planned to visit relatives in Clarendon and Amarillo en route West.

Carr graduated last June from Trinity .University at Waxahachie and had attended school at Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Gordon Carr, 23, graduate of Trinity University with the class of 1932, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Carr of Corsicana, was instantly killed Friday night about 7 o'clock near Vernon, Texas, according to information received here at an early hour Saturday morning by relatives.

It was reported Carr was riding on a high truck, hitch-hiking his way to the Yellowstone National Park to go to work, when the truck passed through a low underpass, the youth being struck by the low ceiling of the underpass.

Prior to graduating from Trinity University, the young man had graduated from Corsicana high school and had attended Tulsa University, Tulsa, Oklahoma, two years.

Corley Funeral Home sent for the body at an early hour Saturday morning.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Carr, a brother, Claud Carr, all of Corsicana; three grandparents, Mrs. S. D. Carr, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Ellett, Powell; and a number of uncles, aunts and other relatives here.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Blooming Grove.

The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. 

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR GORDON CARR

Funeral services for J. Gordon Carr, 23, who was instantly killed early Friday night while riding a truck near Vernon, Texas, were held from the First Methodist church here Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Blooming Grove cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. A. Hastings Harrison, secretary of the Tulsa, Okla., Y. M. C. A., and formerly secretary of the local Y. M. C. A., spoke.

Carr and Lee Hanks, also of Corsicana, were hitch-hiking to Yellowstone National Park, where they had jobs.  Carr was riding on top of the truck and his skull was crushed when the truck went through an underpass, the beam striking Carr and killing him instantly.

The young man was a graduate of Corsicana High school, attended Tulsa University, and graduated from Trinity University, Waxahachie, with the class of 1932.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Carr; a brother, Claud Carr, all of Corsicana.; grandparents, Mrs. S. D. Carr, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. I. M. Ellett, Powell; and a number of other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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TULSA YMCA CAMP CABIN DEDICATED TO GORDON1 CARR

TULSA, Okla., July 23.—Cabin seven at the Camp E. Rogers Kemp, the Tulsa Y. M. C. A. camp near Grove, Okla, today was dedicated to the memory of Gordon Carr, Corsicana youth killed while hitch-hiking to Yellowstone park two months ago, who last year was cabin leader of that cabin.

More than 80 boys, parents, and Y. M. C. A. officials joined in the memorial service to Carr preceding the unveiling of a wooden arrowhead-shaped plaque bearing his name.

"I regarded Gordon as my very own," said Hastings Harrison, general secretary of the Tulsa Y.M.C.A. in relating the moving story of how he had met 10-year-old "Paper King" Carr in a Corsicana alley 13 years ago. "I looked on his life as an answer to the question 'How far can a boy from humble surroundings who is possessed of an honest heart and a wholesome ambition go in this world?'

"I do not see yet why his death had to be, but I do know that he had achieved character. He could not have had a better character if he had lived to be 100. The objective of life is achieve a noble direction. Gordon Carr had achieved this direction. He was a success."

John McKibbcn and Robert Schwabe, cabin mates of Carr last year added their brief tributes, and Jim Bob Mallory, another cabin-mate unveiled the plaque.

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Sally Frances (Betts) Carroll
Feb 1, 1881 - July 30, 1952

August 2, 1952
Corsicana Woman Dies of Heart Attack
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 2. - Mrs. Sally Carroll, 71, was found dead in her apartment here. J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, said death was caused by heart trouble.
Funeral services were held Saturday at the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are five sons, J. R. Carroll, Cornelius Carroll and David Carroll, all of Corsicana; Jesse Carroll, St. Louis, Mo., and George Carroll, Currie; three daughters, Mrs. C. W. Johnson, Mildred; Mrs. W. S. Barker, Navarro, and Mrs. T. F. Bullock, Fort Worth; eleven grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. Carroll Dies Of Heart Attack

Mrs. Sally Carroll, 71, was found dead in her apartment, 798 West Thirteenth avenue, about 4 p.m. Thursday when neighbors became uneasy and investigated after not seen her for some time.

J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, conducted an inquest and returned a coroner’s verdict of “death from natural causes—heart trouble.”

The coroner said Mrs. Carroll’s body was found slumped in a corner of her kitchen and he voiced the opinion she died with a heart attack soon after breakfast, Wednesday, and had been dead from 24 to 30 hours when her body was discovered Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Rev. Henry Malone of Fairfield will assist in conducting the service.

Pallbearers are Dick Dickson, Bill Shaw, E. C. Raby, Buster Smith, L. I. Warren, Grady Murrell, James King and Edward Hardin.

Surviving are five sons, J. R., Cornelius and David Carroll, all of Corsicana; Jesse Carroll, St. Louis, Mo., and George Carroll, Currie; three daughters, Mrs. C. W. Johnson, Mildred; Mrs. W. S. Barker, Navarro, and Mrs. T. F. Bullock, Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Carroll

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Carroll, 71, who died of a heart attack at her apartment, 708 West Thirteenth avenue, Wednesday were held at 10 a.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Henry Malone of Fairfield. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are five sons, J. R. Cornelius and David Carroll, all of Corsicana; Jesse Carroll, St. Louis, Mo., and George Carroll, Currie; three daughters, Mrs. C. W. Johnson, Mildred; Mrs. W. S. Barker, Navarro, and Mrs. T. F. Bullock, Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dick Dickson, Bill Shaw, E. C. Raby, Buster Smith, L. I. Warren, Grady Murrell, James King and Edward Hardin.

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Lewis Thomas Carpenter
Oct 15, 1871 - Nov 8, 1947

November 9, 1947, Dallas, Texas
Lewis T. Carpenter, Dallas attorney and former legislator who wrote the bill which founded Texas Technological College at Lubbock, died Saturday at his home, 4809 Drexel Drive.
He had practiced law in Dallas since 1906, except six years as assistant attorney general of Arizona and as collector of internal revenue for Arizona and New Mexico.
Carpenter was vice-president and general counsel of Southland Life Insurance Company and a director of Lone Star Steel Company at the time of his death.
Came to Texas at 5.
Born at Savannah, Tenn., he came to Texas at the age of 5, attended public schools in Navarro County and was graduated from Trinity University in 1894. He entered law practice at Corsicana and in 1896 was elected county attorney there.
Carpenter was a charter member and an elder in Highland Park Presbyterian Church. A few years ago, he taught a men's Bible class there.
He established his law office in Dallas in 1906 and remained until 1912, when he moved to Phoenix. Four years after his return to Dallas in 1918, he was elected a member of the 38th Texas Legislature.
Organized Insurance Firm.
Carpenter was one of the organizers of the Texas Security Life Insurance Company in 1929 which later merged, through his assistance, with Gulf State Life Insurance Company. About nine years ago, he helped combine Gulf States with Southland Life.
He was a member of the American, Texas and Dallas Bar Associations.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Thomas A. Carpenter, New York; two daughters, Mrs. Ted B. Ferguson, Dallas, and Mrs. Robert W. Austin, New York; a brother, John W. Carpenter, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Wofford, Dallas; Mrs. W. R. Bishop, Athens; Mrs. J. F. Neff, Corsicana; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Highland Park Presbyterian Church with Dr. William M. Elliott and Dr. J. K. Thompson officiating.
Burial will be at Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Curtis White, W. Ray Montgomery, County Judge Al Templeton, Dan C. Williams, W. C. McCord, R. L. Dillard, Boude Storey and J. Sid Pulliam.

November 9, 1947
Lewis T. Carpenter, 4809 Drexel Dr., passed away Saturday. Survived by wife, Mrs. May Carpenter; son, Thomas A. Carpenter, New York City; two daughters, Mrs. Robert W. Austin and Mrs. Ted B. Ferguson, both of Dallas. Services Monday, 11 a.m., Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Dr.
J. K. Thompson and Dr. William M. Elliott officiating. Interment Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Texas. Body to lie in state at church from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday.

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Thomas Allison Carpenter
Feb 25, 1909 - Jun 3, 1948

July 6, 1948, Dallas, Texas
Services Set At Corsicana For Attorney
Services for Thomas Allison Carpenter, 39, former Dallas attorney, will be held at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. He died June 2 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Robert W. Austin, Bronxville, N.Y.
Because of the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Lewis T. Carpenter, the funeral was delayed.
Services will be conducted by Dr. Jasper Manton of Dallas.
Carpenter was graduated from Southern Methodist University in 1929 and from Harvard Law School in 1932. He practiced law in New York until 1934, when he was appointed by President Roosevelt as special assistant United States attorney general, to represent the government at the various United States Circuit Courts of Appeal.
He returned to Dallas in 1936 to resume the practice of law. He was one of the organizers of the Western States Life Insurance Company in 1939 and served as its vice-president and counsel. At one time, he was vice-president and general counsel of Southern Paint & Chemical Company and was a member of the legal staff of Southland Life Insurance Company.
During the war, he was a lieutenant in the Air Corps, serving most of the time in England. He was a member of the Highland Park Presbyterian Church and Phi Delta Theta fraternity at SMU.
He is survived by a daughter, Shirley Carpenter; by his mother, and two sisters, Mrs. Robert W. Austin of Bronxville, N.Y. and Mrs. Ted B. Ferguson of Dallas.

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James Douglas Carroll
Mar 13, 1874 - Mar 7, 1954

March 10, 1954
J. D. Carroll
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral was held Tuesday for J. D. Carrol, 79, retired merchant and a Spanish-American War veteran. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Douglas Carroll, Baytown; two daughters, Mrs. Jeanne Schmidt, LaMarque, and Mrs. Virginia Barnes, Dallas, and two sisters, Miss Lucy Carroll, Corsicana, and Mrs. Carrie Whelan, Twin Falls, Idaho.

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J. D. Carroll Dies Sunday Morning After Long Illness

J. D. Carroll, 70, retired merchant, 312 West Fifth avenue died Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist Church, of which he had been an active member. A military service will be conducted at the grave.

A native Texan, Carroll was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was active in the veterans organization.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Douglas Carroll, Baytown; two daughters, Mrs. Virginia Barnes, Dallas, and Mrs. Jeanne Schmidt, LaMarque; two sisters, Miss Lucy Carroll, Corsicana, and Mrs. Carrie Welan, Twin Falls, Idaho and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. E. McWilliams, E. J. Lane, Charles Croft, H. B. Bomar, John B. Davis, Sam Spikes, S. E. Hamilton and Dee Carter.

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John Carswell
Died Nov. 1932

November 26, 1932
Carswell Funeral Held
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 26. - Funeral services for John Carswell, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Lansford of Richland, who died at the home of his parents at Richland Friday afternoon, following a six weeks' illness with typhoid fever, were held from the Richland Baptist Church Saturday afternoon with burial in the Richland Cemetery.

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John Green Caskey
Dec 27, 1847 - Jan 28, 1929

January 30, 1929
Texas Pioneer Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 30 - J. G. Caskey, 81 years, died here. The funeral services were conducted from the residence with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Mr. Caskey was a native Texan and had resided in Navarro County for more than sixty-one years.


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CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 30.- J. G. Caskey, 81 years, died here. The funeral services were conducted from the residence with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Mr. Caskey was a native Texan and had resided in Navarro County for more then sixty-one years.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 30, 1929
Submitted by Diane Richards

AGED CORSICANA RESIDENT BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY

J. G. Caskey, aged 81 years and one month died at 1403 West Fifth avenue Saturday night at 9:40 o’clock with paralysis, and the funeral services were conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the services.

Mr. Caskey was a native Texan and had resided in the Navarro county for more than 61 years.

The services were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist Protestant minister of Mexia.

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Robert Emmett Caskey
Feb 15, 1901 - Aug 15, 1952

August 17, 1952
Final Rites Held For R. E. Caskey
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 17. - Robert Emmett Caskey, 51, World War I veteran, died in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Waco Friday.
Funeral services were held here at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Gorley Chapel.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with the American Legion and Texas National Guard in charge of graveside rites.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Katherine C. Watwood, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Grimes and Mrs. T. T. Bryson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. D. D. Gregory, Gladewater, and Mrs. E. R. East, Long Beach, Calif.

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James Jackson Castles, Jr.
Feb 13, 1868 - May 4, 1930

May 4, 1930
J. J. Castles, 62, native of Navarro County, and resident of Corsicana for thirty years, died suddenly at his home here Sunday morning. The funeral will be held Monday morning with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Castles was a retired farmer and merchant and was well known throughout the county. He is survived by his wife and six children.

May 5, 1930
J. J. Castles, 62, native of Navarro County and resident of Corsicana for about thirty years, died suddenly at his home here Sunday morning, and the funeral was held from the family home Monday. He was a retired farmer and merchant. Surviving are his wife and six sons and daughters, Mrs. Hortense Castles Roosink, Fort Worth; Geline Castles, Corsicana; Jack Castles, Dallas; Margaret, Billey and Tom Castles, all of Corsicana; a brother, Marvin Castles, Oklahoma, and a sister, Mrs. N. E.
French, Tyler.

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NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY SUNDAY

J. J. CASTLES, PIONEER MERCHANT OF CORSICANA, BURIED MONDAY MORNING

J. J. Castles, aged 62 years, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana for about 30 years, died suddenly at his home 1308 Sycamore, Sunday morning at 6:15 o’clock, and the funeral was held from the family home Monday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Castles was a retired farmer and merchant, and was well known in Corsicana and Navarro county.

Mrs. Castles was in Fort Worth at the time of her husband’s death, but reached here shortly before noon.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Mrs. Hortense Castles Roosink, Fort Worth; Geline Castles, Corsicana; Jack Castles, Dallas; Margaret, Billy and Tom Castles, all of Corsicana; one brother, Marvin Castles, Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. N. E. French, Tyler and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are D. L. C. Polk, Dr. W. H. Dunn, P. D. Williams, A. G. Elliott, J. H. Woods and C. C. Cunningham.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Walter H. Castles
Died Jul. 1939

July 14, 1939
Long-Time Corsicana Resident Dies at Home
Walter H. Castles died Friday at his home here following a long illness.
Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday and the rites will be conducted by the Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Castles was a native of Arkansas, but had resided in Navarro County and Corsicana forty-five years.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, Walter Castles Jr., Corsicana; David Castles, Corsicana, and Joe Castles, Beaumont; five daughters, Mrs.
Sidney Barley, Miss Elese Castles and Miss Genevie Castles of Corsicana, Mrs. L. P. Webb, Buras, La.; Mrs. Lloyd Mathews, Houston; four brothers, W. D. Castles, Eureka; Bain Castles, Dallas; Emmett Castles, San Angelo; Will Castles, Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Tipton, Dallas; Mrs. Olen Collier, Hubbard; one grandson and other relatives.

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Robert Henry James Cates
abt 1844 - May 22, 1906

May 24, 1906
Killed by Horse
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., May 23. - Robert Cates died last night at Richland from the effects of a kick by a horse.

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Death Notice for Robert Henry Cates, Unknown Newspaper, May 24, 1906:

Corsicana, Tex., May 23. - Robert Cates died last night at Richland from the effects of a kick by a horse.

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Lucinda Catherine (Leigh) Cates
Sep 22, 1844 - Feb 19, 1938

February 21, 1938
CATES - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 21. - Funeral services were held for Mrs. Lucinda Catherine Cates, 93, resident of the Bazette community for sixty-six years, who died at her home. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery. Mrs. Cates was born at Columbia, Murry, sic Maury, County Tennessee. She married Robert Cates in 1898 and they came to Texas in 1872, settling in the Bazette community. Surviving are seven children. Mrs. Sarah Faughn of Bentonville, Ark.; Mrs. Ida Philly of Waco, Mrs. Lila Young of San Antonio, J. M. Cates of Montfort, Lee Cates of Bazette, Mrs. Minnie Gordon of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ellen Tramel of Bazette; twenty-three grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild.

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RESIDENT BAZETTE SIXTY-SIX YEARS BURIED SUNDAY

Mrs. Lucinda Catherine Cates, aged 93 years, native of Tennessee but resident of the Bazette community for 66 years, died Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Funeral services were held at the
Prairie Point cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Mrs. Cates was born, Sept. 22, 1844, at Columbia, Murry county, Tennessee. She was married to the late Robert Cates in 1868 and they came to Texas in 1872, settling in the Bazette community.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Dora Faughn, Bentonville, Ark.; Mrs. Ida Philly, Waco; Mrs. Lila Young, San Antonio; J. M. Cates, Montfort; Leo Cates, Bazette; Mrs. Minnie Gordon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ellen Tramel, Bazette; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Vernon Trammell, Jessie Gordon, D. Curtis, and W. C. Smith, Hugh Gordon and B. F Jones.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary E. (Freeland) Cates
Feb 26, 1856 - Jan 3, 1935

January 4, 1935
CATES - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 4. Mrs. Mary Cates, 75, wife of Sam Cates, pioneer resident of the Rural Shade community, died Thursday. Funeral services were held at the Long Prairie Cemetery Friday morning.

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Pioneer Resident Rural Shade Dies

Mrs. Alice Cates, aged about 75 years, wife of Sam Cates, pioneer resident of the Rural Shade community, died Thursday and the funeral was held at the
Long Prairie Cemetery Friday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made.

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Robert T. Caton
Dec 18, 1882 - Oct 14, 1940

October 14, 1940
Funeral for R. T. Caton, 56, who died at his home Sunday, will be held Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. R. D. Caton, Corsicana; two brothers, T. B. and W. H. Caton, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mae Dentsey, Phoenix, Ariz., and Mrs. W. A. Lawler, Corsicana.

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R. T. CATON DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; RITES TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for R. T. Caton, age 56 years, died at his home here Sunday night, will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The rites will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Central Methodist Church. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The Woodmen of the World will have charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, his mother, Mrs. R. D. Caton, Corsicana; two brothers, T. B. Caton, Corsicana; W. H. Caton, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mae Dentsey, Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. W. A. Lawler, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tull Lindsey, John Darwood, Mel Smith, H. S. Till, A. R. Lewis, H. F. Washburn, Jack McDaniel and Bob Mills.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 14, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pearl Sidene (Brewer) Caton-Wells-Hopkins buried in Pattison cemetery, Emhouse, Tx. s/o Roe Dolphus T. Caton and Minnie Walker (Neal) Caton

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR R. T. CATON

Funeral services for R. T. Caton, aged 56 years, who died Sunday night, were held from the Sutherland – McCammon chapel Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggard B. Howell, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The W. O. W. lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, his mother, Mrs. R. D. Caton, Corsicana; two brothers, T. B. Caton, Corsicana; W. H. Caton, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Mae Dentsey, Phoenix, Arizona; Mrs. W. A. Lawler, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tull Lindsey, John Darwood, Mel Smith, H. S. Till, A. R. Lewis, H. F. Washburn, Jack McDaniel and Bob Mills.

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Eugenie (Levy) Cerf, Mrs.
Sep. 17, 1875 - Aug. 17, 1953

August 19, 1953
Bank President's Widow Is Buried
CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for Mrs. Eugenie Cerf, 78, who died Monday night in a local hospital following a short illness, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rabbi Gerald Klein of Dallas.
A native of Jefferson, Texas, Mrs. Cerf had resided in Corsicana since childhood. She was the wife of the late I. N. Cerf, former president of the State National Bank.
Surviving are a son, James H. Cerf, and a daughter, Miss Idalia Cerf of Corsicana; three brothers, W. B. Levy of Corsicana, Lexie Levy of Waco and M. C. Levy of Waxahachie; a sister, Mrs. B. R. Goldberg of Waco, and two grandchildren.

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Isaac Newburgh Cerf
Dec 23, 1873 - Jun 21, 1935

June 21, 1935
I. N. Cerf Victim of Fatal Attack on Golf Course
I. N. Cerf, 62, president of the State National Bank here for ten years, died shortly after 5 p.m. Friday at a local hospital suffering a heart attack on a golf course a few minutes before. Mr. Cerf was a native of Corsicana.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Rachel Cerf; his wife; three sons, James Cerf, vice-president of the bank; Robert Cerf, all of Corsicana, and Uriah Cerf of Dallas, and one daughter, Miss Idalia Cerf, also of Corsicana.
Mr. Cerf was reported to have complained earlier in the afternoon of something he had eaten at lunch, and said it gave him pains near the heart. He was taken ill on the golf course, and a doctor was summoned.
Mr. Cerf was brought here and died a few minutes after arriving. The attending physician said death resulted from acute coronary occlusion, of a clot in the blood vessels of the heart, caused by something he had eaten.
Mr. Cerf at one time worked in a grocery store owned by his father, the late Louis Cerf, and E. Rafield, and later in a dry goods store owned by A. Fox. While connected with his father in business, he looked after the interests of numerous farms. Later he was connected with the First National Bank, and became vice-president, and was a director and large stockholder of the State National Bank, when it was organized in 1917.
On Jan. 1, 1925, he was elected president of the bank, to succeed B. B.
Munsey, organizer, and held that position until his death.
Mr. Cerf was a director of the Dallas Joint Stock Land Bank, with which he has been connected for a number of years. He also was prominent in Jewish fraternal and religious circles. He was president of Temple Beth El for a number of years, and also a member of several Masonic Lodges.
Cerf, in 1931, paid $15,000 ransom for the release of his son, Robert, who was kidnapped by gangsters.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR ISAAC N. CERF HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

CORSICANA BANKER, BUSINESS AND CIVIC LEADER DIED SUDDENLY FRIDAY

The last rites for I. N. Cerf, 61, president of the State National Bank, were conducted at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the family residence, 418 West Fourth avenue, by Rabbi Harry Merfeld of the Fort Worth Beth-El congregation, and interment was made in the Jewish cemetery. Mr. Cerf died Friday afternoon shortly after a heart seizure while playing golf.

Rabbi Merfeld was assisted in the service by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, and by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and neighbor of the deceased. The Corsicana Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

A quartet, composed of Mmes. M. S. Dockum and Percy Townsend and Messrs. Edgar Metcalf and Lloyd G. Kerr, sang at the funeral.

Survivors were his widow; his mother, Mrs. Rachel Cerf, of Corsicana; three sons, James Cerf, vice president of the bank, and Robert Cerf, both of Corsicana and Uriah Cerf, of Dallas; a daughter, Miss Idalia Cerf, of Corsicana, and numerous other relatives of Corsicana and other cities.

Pallbearers were A. L. Levy, M. C. Levy, W. D. Levy, Mox Scheider, Colman Roddy, B. R. Goldberg, Aaron Levine and Louis Shwarts. Honorary pallbearers were the directors and personnel of the State National Bank, and friends.

Banks Closed.
The bank of which Mr. Cerf was president remained closed all day Saturday and the First National Bank closed at noon Saturday.

Sutherland-McCammon, funeral directors had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Hundreds upon hundreds of friends from the humblest walks of life to the highest, and members of the family from all parts of the state, paid their last tribute of love and respect to Mr. Cerf. The funeral was one of the most largely attended held in Corsicana in recent years.

Among the relatives present were Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Levy, Cameron; Mr. and Mrs. Colman Roddy, Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cohen and Mr. and Mrs. Mox Scheider, Waxahachie; Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Goldberg and son of Waco; Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Levy and daughter, Maypearl; Mrs. Belle Frankell of Tyler; Mrs. I. Cerf and Moise Cerf of Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. Cyril Adams and Martin P. Levy of Austin; H. Levine, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Jolesch, Mrs. Jeff Alexander, Mrs. Sam Epstein and Miss Corinne Cerf of Dallas.

Business Associates Attend.
Among the hundreds of friends noted were Fred F. Florence, president of the Republic National Bank, Dallas; John E. Owens, vice president of the Republic National Bank, Dallas; Melvin Rouff, vice president of the Houston National Bank, Houston; H. W. Ferguson, president of the Dallas Joint Stock Land Bank, and Mrs. Ferguson of Dallas; H. O. Pool, secretary, of the Dallas Joint Stock Land Bank, and Mrs. Pool of Dallas; Mr. Marshall of the personnel of the Dallas Joint Stock Lank Bank of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Barnard of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Parker, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Fryar, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kamen, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Mike Kamen and I. Kamen of Kerens; J. M. Blanding, Italy; J. H. Evetts, Austin; Dr. Harry Merfeld, who conducted the funeral and Mrs. Merfeld, of Fort Worth.

Friday afternoon, Mr. Cerf was playing golf with friends on the Country club course, and was stricken with a heart attack. A doctor was summoned, and Mr. Cerf was brought to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, where he died a few minutes after arrival. Earlier in the afternoon, Mr. Cerf had complained to friends that something he had eaten had disagreed with him, and he felt pains in the region of the heart. The attending physician said Mr. Cerf died of acute coronary occlusion, or a clot in the blood vessels of the heart.

News of Mr. Cerf’s untimely death spread over the city rapidly, and hundreds of friends and relatives called at the hospital Friday evening to extend their sympathies to the bereaved family.

His Business Career.
Mr. Cerf’s first business contacts were made when he, as a youth, worked in a grocery store owned by his father, the late Louis Cerf, and E. Raphael. It was here that he looked after the interest of several farms in Navarro county. Afterwards he worked in a dry goods store owned by A. Fox.

Later he was connected with the First National Bank here, and became vice president. When the State National Bank was organized by B. B. Munsey in 1917, Mr. Cerf became a director and large stockholder. He was elected to the presidency of the bank on Jan. 1, 1925, to succeed Mr. Munsey, and held that position until his death.

Mr. Cerf was a director of the Dallas Joint Stock Land Bank, and had been connected with this organization for a number of years.

He was an outstanding leader in Jewish fraternal and religious circles, and was president of the Temple Beth-El congregation here for a number of years. He was also a member of several Masonic circles. He was a valued director of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, and a vice president, serving as chairman of the organization’s public welfare committee. He was a contributing member of the Y.M.C.A.

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Isadore Cerf
Apr 11, 1851 - Oct 9, 1923

October 9, 1923, Ennis, Texas
ISADORE CERF, VETERAN ENNIS MERCHANT, DIES
Isadore Cerf, 72 years old, for forty-six years a prominent merchant of Ennis, died at his home here at 2:30 o'clock Thursday morning, following an illness of four days with influenza and pneumonia.
Funeral services will be held at the home here at 9 o'clock Thursday morning, with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery at Corsicana. Dr. David Lefkowitz of Dallas will officiate, assisted by Dr. H. S. Springail of Ennis.
Mr. Cerf is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mamie Cerf; a son, Louis Cerf of Ennis; a brother, Leon Cerf of Ennis, and a sister, Mrs. Rosalie Wahl of Luxeville, France.
Mr. Cerf was born in Mittelbronn, Loraine, France, April 11, 1851. He came to the United States in 1869, landing at New Orleans. He was first engaged in the general merchandise business at Calvert, later at Corsicana, and opened his present business with his brother here in 1877. He accumulated substantial interests and had long been prominent in local business circles.

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Remains Interred at Noon.

Funeral services for the late Isadore Cerf of Ennis, who died at his home there Tuesday night, took place in the Hebrew Cemetery here at noon today. The body was brought to the cemetery by auto ambulance, and an immense throng of Ennis citizens followed the remains to the grave here, all coming in automobiles, and many Corsicana friends here joined the procession here, Rev. Dr. Barnstdin of Houston officiated, and there was a great profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

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Rachel (Flonacher) Cerf
Oct 18, 1856 - Aug 9, 1943

August 11, 1943
Mrs. Rachel Cerf Dies
Mrs. Rachel Cerf, 86, wife of the late Louis Cerf, died at a local hospital Monday. Funeral services were held Wednesday, with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joe Gensberg, Temple Emanu-El, Dallas, and Rabbi Harry Shapiro, Aguda Achim, Corsicana. A native of New Orleans, Mrs. Cerf came to Corsicana as a bride seventy years ago and had resided here since that time. Surviving are two grandsons, a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

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MRS. RACHEL CERF DIED LAST NIGHT; FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Rachel Cerf, age 86 years, widow of the late Louis Cerf, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday night. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rabbi Joe Gensberg of Temple Emanuel, Dallas, assisted by Rabbi Harry Shapiro, Agudas Achim, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Mrs. Cerf was born in New Orleans and came to Corsicana as a bride about 70 years ago and had resided here since that time.

Surviving are two grandsons, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, and other relatives.

The State Nation Bank will close at 2 o’clock for the funeral.

Pallbearers will be Sydney Marks, Sam Brooks, Gabe Goldberg, Dave Levy, Aaron Levine, Ben Goldsmith, Henry Levy and Morris Dreeben.

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H. D. Horn
Dec 27, 1931 - Aug 9, 2005

H. D. Horn, 73, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be 6 p.m. today at Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at Taylor Memorial COGIC. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Richardson, Clarence Horn, William Horn, Harold Richardson, Ron Bonner and Jim Howard.

Mr. Horn was born Dec. 27, 1931, in Jewett. He retired from Jetco Chemical after 22 years. He was a faithful member of Taylor Memorial COGIC.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Rosetta Horn; uncle and aunt, Eddie and Ardelia Adkins; brother, H.B. Horn Sr.; and son, Howard Horn.

Survivors include his wife, Bunnie Horn of Corsicana; daughters, Dorothy Horn Williams and Ardelia Horn Rush, both of Killeen, Sharon Horn, Kawanna Horn and Vanessa Horn, all of Corsicana; sons, Willie Horn Sr. (Chandra) and Gerald Horn, all of Corsicana; grandsons, Jimmy Williams of Killeen, Artis Rush, Durante Horn, Dominique Horn, Nicholas Horn and Irvin Horn, all of Corsicana, and Willie Horn Jr. of Grand Prairie; granddaughters, Shenequa Rush, Natasha Horn, Shawanna Horn and Alisa Horn, all of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Destiny Campbell and Howard Horn, both of Corsicana; honorary daughter, Gertrude Richardson (L.H.) of Corsicana; sisters, Love Price (Don) of Denton and Paralee Taylor (Tracy) of Dallas; sister-in-law, Lena Horn of Corsicana; cousin, Leatrice Davis (Earnest) of Dallas; special friends of the family, Jim and Rena Howard of Corsicana; and other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Raymond Steele
 Sep 17, 1902 - Aug 13, 2005

James Raymond Steele, 102, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Chet Brake officiating.

Mr. Steele was born Sept. 17, 1902 in Mildred. He was an attendant.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Italy Steele.

Mr. Steele is survived by his niece, Gwen Steele of Pursley; nephews, Daniel W. Steele of Corsicana, James R. Steele of Mount Calm and LeRoy Steele of Hopatcong, N.J.; nieces, Janet McCown of Arlington and Joy Kearley of Henderson; and sister-in-law, Lillian Steele of Ruidoso, N.M.

An online guest book is available by going to our Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the “James Steele” obituary.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lee Thormann
Dec 30, 1939 - Aug 12, 2005

Lee Thormann, 65, of Frost passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at his residence. Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. LEE THORMANN, age 65, of Frost, Texas, died Friday, August 12, 2005, at his residence. He is survived by his son & Daughter-in-law-Karl & Michelle Thormann of Frost, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-law-Patty & Richard Perkins of Muscataine, IA, Daughter & Son-in-law-Pam & Mark Massaro of Brownsboro, Texas, Daughter-Carolyn Sue Thormann of Euless, Texas, Sister-Hazel Fowler of Pleasanton, Texas, Sister-Nora Boubel of San Antonio, Texas, Sister-Rosie Gower, Sister-Opal McHenry of San Antonio. & one brother Roger Thormann of Poteet, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, August 17, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Thursday, August 18, 2005 , Mr. Ferman Carpenter officiating.


Trudy Len Cry

Trudy Len Cry, 59, of Navarro Mills passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2005 at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Mr. Jimmy Sid Jones officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Traveunta Deshun Raindle

Traveunta Deshun Raindle, 9 days old, passed away Monday, Aug. 8, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services were scheduled for 11 a.m. today at Woodland Cemetery with the Rev. Crowder officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Howard S. Callaway
Jul 9, 1932 - Aug 12, 2005

Howard S. Callaway passed away peacefully on Friday, August 12, 2005 at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 73 years, 1 month, and 3 days. Mr. Callaway was born on July 9, 1932 in the Sessions Community near Chatfield. He was born to Earl Callaway and Ona Puckett Callaway. He retired as a wholesale route salesman, retiring in 1986. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter, and golfer who loved sharing his passions with his grandchildren. He also loved attending the many activities of his grandchildren and relished playing with his great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Lynn Callaway in 1974 and his parents and brother.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years Bett Callaway of Corsicana. Daughters: Gail Grimes and husband Gary of Corsicana, and Debbie Bourn and husband Kevin of Georgetown. Grandchildren: Eric Talley and wife Elizabeth of Corsicana, Michael Grimes and wife Carroll of Barry, Melissa Grimes of Corsicana and Kristen Bourn of Austin. Great Grandchildren: Caroline and Sydney Talley of Corsicana, Daniel and Mackenzie Grimes of Barry. Sisters: Earline Reese of Ennis and Linda Gillespie of Ennis. Numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday night from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be Sunday August 14, 2005 at 4:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Allan Reese, Ron Lynch, Bill Gillespie, Bryce Terry, Frank Dunn, and Andy Bonner

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Howard S. Callaway

Howard S. Callaway, 73, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2005, at Methodist Medical Center in Dallas.

Services will be 4 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allan Reese, Ron Lynch, Bill Gillespie, Bryce Terry, Frank Dunn and Andy Bonner.

Mr. Callaway was born July 9, 1932, in the Sessions community near Chatfield, to Earl Callaway and Ona Puckett Callaway. He retired as a wholesale route salesman in 1986. He was avid outdoorsman, hunter and golfer who loved sharing his passions with his grandchildren. He also loved attending the many activities of his grandchildren and relished playing with his great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Lynn Callaway in 1974; parents and brother.
Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Betty Callaway of Corsicana; two daughters, Gail Grimes and husband Gary of Corsicana and Debbie Bourn and husband Kevin of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Eric Talley and wife Elizabeth of Corsicana, Michael Grimes and wife Carroll of Barry, Melissa Grimes of Corsicana and Kristen Bourn of Austin; four great-grandchildren, Caroline and Sydney Talley of Corsicana and Daniel and Mackenzie Grimes of Barry; two sisters, Earline Reese and Linda Gillespie, both of Ennis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Iris M. (Ivie) Prater
May 11, 1937 - Aug 14, 2005

Ms. IRIS M. PRATER, age 68, of Corsicana, Texas, died Sunday, August 14, 2005, at her residence in Corsicana, Texas. She was the daughter of the late Roy and Lillie Ivie. She is survived by One Daughter, Diane Ferguson of Corsicana, Texas & One Son, Hal & Leslie Prater of Corsicana, Texas. Two Brothers, Joe Ivie of Corsicana, Texas & George Ivie of Tennessee and one sister Betty Sue McClellan of Tyler, TX. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday, August 15, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 2:00 PM Tuesday, August 16, 2005 , Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana, Texas.

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Iris M. Prater

Iris M. Prater, 68, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug. 14, 2005 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Joey Ivie, Tommy Phillips, Steve Phillips, Randy Weaver, Brent Weaver and Andrew McClellan. Honorary pallbearers will be Raymond Bland, Todd Dalton, Gary Stokes, Ervin Phillips, Billy Ferguson and Shae Seale.
Mrs. Prater was born May 11, 1937 in Purdon.
She was a member of Calvary Worship Center of Corsicana and the Ladies Auxiliary of the VFW. She was a devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend to all. Her family will greatly miss her.

She was preceded in death by her father, Roy Ivie; and sister, Royce Phillips.

Mrs. Prater is survived by her mother, Lillie Pearl Ivie of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Hal and Leslie Prater of Corsicana; daughter, Diane Ferguson of Corsicana; grandsons, Wil Prater of Corsicana and Brannnon Ferguson of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband, Brooke and Todd Dalston of Sachse; great-grandson, Hayden Ferguson of Corsicana; brothers, Joe Ivie of Corsicana and George Ivie of Tennessee; sister and brother-in-law, Betty Sue and Larry McClellan of Tyler, nieces, Lana Andrews and Paula Kloecker, both of Corsicana; nephews, Joey Ivie and Tommy Phillips, both of Corsicana, Steve Phillips of Barry, Randy Weaver of Tyler, Brent Weaver of Fort Worth and Andrew McClellan of Tyler; and special friends, Raymond and Sharon Bland of Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Tommye (Scruggs) Kelley
1912 - 2005

Tommye Scruggs Kelley, 93, died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2005, [August 13th] at a Comanche hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Comanche Funeral Home. Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.

She was born Jan. 1, 1912, in Eldorado, Ark., to L. J. and Ida Mae Flood Scruggs. She married Pleasant Kelly on Dec. 25, 1941. She was a member of Gustine United Methodist Church and Daughters of the American Revolution.

She was preceded in death by her husband April 18, 2005 and her parents.

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Tommye Scruggs Kelley, 93, of Comanche passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2005 in Comanche County Medical Center. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Comanche Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Van Christian officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Comanche Funeral Home.

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Robert Daniel Castellaw
Sep. 15, 1886 - Nov. 17, 1936

CASTELLAW - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 18.  Dan Castellaw, 50, a former employee of Marks Brothers here, died of a heart attack in Borwnwood Tuesday morning and funeral services are planned for 11 o'clock Thursday morning there.  He is survived by his wife, his father, T. J. Castellaw of Barry, and several brothers and sisters.

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R. D. CASTELLAW, FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT, BURIED

DALLAS, Nov. 19.—Funeral services for Robert D. Castellaw, aged 50 years, who died suddenly Tuesday at Brownwood, were held here Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. He formerly resided at Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Castellaw, Barry; three brothers, T. W. Castellaw, Fort Worth; Gervas Castellaw, Carrizo Springs, and Alton Castellaw, San Diego, Calif, and two sisters, Miss Floy Castellaw and Miss Exia Willine Castellaw, both of Barry.

Pallbearers were E. R. Scott, Oklahoma City; C. B. Terry, Dallas; F. I. Gunsalus, Oklahoma City; Walter Varnell, Barry; Subrey M. Costa, Dallas; L. Reed, Barry.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thurs., Nov 19, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Buried in Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx. h/o Reola (unk) Castellaw [also buried at Sparkman-Hillcrest Memorial Park] s/o Thomas Jefferson Castellaw & Edna Virginia (White) Castellaw buried in Dresden cemetery

Jo Ellen Bragg
Jul 6, 1948 - Aug 16, 2005

Jo Ellen Bragg of Purdon passed away Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, in Ennis. She was born July 6, 1948, in Dallas.

Survivors include her husband, Manuel Bragg; sons, Phillip Patrick and Kelly Bragg; daughters, Kerry Bragg and Gayle McVey; brothers, Greg and Gerald Wickliffe; sister, Sandra Deford; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Byrum Funeral Home, 425 N. Dallas Ave., Lancaster.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Shady Grove Baptist Church, 10040 County Road SW4220, Purdon, with the Rev. Royce Campbell officiating. Interment will follow at Rawlins Cemetery in Lancaster.

Arrangements by Byrum Funeral Home, Lancaster.

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Garland Powell
Feb 20, 1922 - Aug 14, 2005

Garland Powell, 83, of Flower Mound passed away Monday, Aug. 15, 2005 at Cross Timbers Care Center in Flower Mound. Graveside services were 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. An online guest book is available by going to the Web site www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the “Garland Powell” obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Leola Ross, 67, of Corsicana passed away Aug. 14, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending with M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

Melvin Leroy Cantrell, 60, of Corsicana passed away Aug. 14, 2005 at Trinity-Mother Frances Hospital of Tyler. He was cremated. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Mr. Garland Powell of Flower Mound, Texas passed away at Cross Timbers Care Center in Flower Mound on August 15, 2005. He was born on February 20, 1922 in Beaumont, Texas to Grover Jefferson Powell and Emma Clara Powell.

Mr. Powell served his country during World War II as a Line Chief in the Army Air Corps servicing B-25 bombers in the India-Burma Theater of Operations. He was recalled to active duty during the Korean War serving as a Master Sgt. In the United States Air Force servicing the B-29 bombers at Randolph Air Force Base.

He was employed by as a Wax Blender working in the Mobile Oil Refinery for 36 years.

He is survived by his Cousins, Harvey and Merle Steely , Charles and Marlene Steely of Lumberton, Texas. James C. (Don) Steely of Woodville, Texas. His Adopted Son G. David Steely and his wife Jodi of Flower Mound, Texas. His Adopted Grandchildren Tyler and Madison Steely of Flower Mound, Texas

Graveside services will be on Wednesday August 17, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. will officiate.


Nettie Ion Bryant
Aug 30, 1913 - Aug 6, 2005

Nettie Ion Bryant, 91, a resident of Haltom City and former long time resident of Waxahachie went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2005.

Nettie was born on Aug. 30, 1913 in Blooming Grove to Marshall and Armanda (Gill) Bryant. She was a member of the Ferris Heights United Methodist Church.

Nettie is survived by her children, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Lewis Bryant of Midlothian, Mary Elizabeth Norman and husband Hugh of Waxahachie and Glenda Smith and Barbara Sims Gore of Haltom City; twelve grandchildren; 1 adopted grandchild; 23 great grandchildren; 15 great-great grandchildren; 1 brother; Doyle Bryant of Fort Worth and her extended family, LaDene Cooke of Fort Worth, Eddie Kelliher of Haltom City, Holly Green of Deland, Fla., Lois Griffin of Rio Vista, 2 nephews, 1 niece and numerous great nephews and great nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband Roy Lee Bryant, infant son Jackie Charles Bryant and her sister Nellie Katherine Crutcher.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the American Hospice, especially Chaplain Stan Short, Brenda and Bill, her caregivers, and the staff of North Point Health and Rehab in Watauga.

Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 in the Chapel of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie with Chaplain Stan Short officiating. Interment was at Cryer Creek Cemetery in Navarro County with Jimmy Crutcher, Michael Crutcher, Roger D. Crutcher, Roger Crutcher, Brad Farley and Rod Sutherland serving as pall bearers.


The family received friends at the funeral home from
6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze- Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie

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  • Cryer Creek Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • B: Blooming Grove, Tx. D: Watauga, Tx. Buried: 08/09/05. Preceded by husband, Roy Lee Bryant.

J. W. Glascock
died Nov 1939

November 25, 1939
Purchasing Agent Dies of Heart Attack
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 25. - J. W. Glascock, 47, purchasing agent for the American Well and Prospecting Company, died at his home here Saturday afternoon of a heart attack. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.


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