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Jule Louise (Levine) Daniels-Levy-Grossman
Jun 5, 1912 - Aug 20, 2005

Jule Levine Grossman

Jule Louise Levine Daniels Levy Grossman passed away peacefully in her sleep on Aug. 20, 2005 at her home in Dallas — she was 93.

Jule was born JuIe Louise Levine in Corsicana on June 5, 1912 to parents Max and Tina Levine. She married her high school sweetheart, Louis Daniels, and together they had one daughter, Mary Lou Daniels — the light of Jule’s life. They both preceded her in death.

Mary Lou had one child, Louis Daniel Leichter, Jule’s grandson. Jule loved and lived for music and the theater, as her parents raised her in the midst of their stage and motion picture theaters in the age of vaudeville. Jule was a skilled pianist and avid attendee of the theater and Dallas Symphony into her early 90s. Jule weathered many storms into her 50s including the death of her husband, daughter and mother, but her faith, strength and acceptance carried her forward to lead an abundant and fulfilling life. She married Gus Levy of Waco in the late 1960s and together they traveled the world exploring each other’s lives and values through the variety of people and cultures they encountered. They remained happily married until Gus passed away in October of 1993.

Carrying on with her zeal and love for life Jule met Martin Grossman at Yom Kippur services in Dallas in 1994. They were later married and Jule moved to Dallas and without fear of the losses associated with her life she again gave of her love and soul, tirelessly. At the age of 90 Jule experienced the joy of the birth of her great-granddaughter, Haley Mary-Lou Leichter. Jule and Haley were able to hug one another, know one another and recognize that they were an integral part of each other’s lives, heritage and history. They brought a smile to each other’s faces and let each other know where they came from and what their future had to offer.

Jule is survived by Martin and by her beloved grandson, Louis Daniel Leichter, his wife Monica and her great-granddaughter Haley Mary Lou Leichter. Other family members include her step-children Connie Rudick, daughter of Gus Levy, and Jule’s cousins Audré Rapoport, Terry Goodman, and Aubrey Goodman Jr., all of Waco.

Jule was a generous and compassionate woman whose soul and commitment to family and service touched the lives of everyone she encountered. She gave of herself without thought or regard for herself, and as her name implies she was a rare and precious gem and her warmth and compassion will be sorely missed.

A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on
Tuesday Aug. 23, 2005 at Sparkman/Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel, Rabbi Gerald J. Klein, officiating. Graveside service will follow at the Corsicana Hebrew Cemetery in Corsicana.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest, Dallas.

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Helen Lee (Green) Lane
Sep 19, 1926 - Aug 21, 2005

Helen Lee (Green) Lane, 78, of The Woodlands, formerly of Frost, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005 at her residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. at Frost Cemetery.

Ms. Lane was born Sept. 19, 1926 in Frost.
Survivors include son Bob Lane of The Woodlands and a large extended family in Waco.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Agnes Ippolito
Oct 24, 1915 - Aug 19, 2005

Agnes Ippolito, 89, went with our Lord on Aug 19, 2005, at her residence with family at her side. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today. A service will be on Tuesday, 6 p.m. at Corley’s Chapel. Graveside service will follow in New York.

Mrs. Ippolito was born Oct. 24, 1915 in Rockaway Beach, Queens, N.Y. She is survived by her loving daughter, Lolly Sparks, her son-in-law Neal Sparks, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Survivors include grandchildren: Michael and Bacoic Sparks in Houston; Denise and Fred Reed in Killeen; Wayne and Janet Sparks of Arlington; Kevin and Jeanette Sparks of Corsicana; Kenneth and Gay Lynn Sparks of Pearland.

Great-grandchildren include Ben and Kristi Sparks of Elmwood Park, N.J.; Sam and Adrianne Sparks of Arlington; Matthew and Katie Sparks of New York City, N.Y.; Steven Sparks of Arlington; Rebekah, Lolly, Zachary and Holly Sparks of Pearland; Patrick and Harrison Sparks of Corsicana.

Great-great-grandchildren are Ashley and Isabella Sparks of Elmwood Park, N.Y.; Aiden and Ethan Sparks of Arlington. She will be missed by all.

Services under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Guy Milligan
Dec 1, 1928 - Aug 20, 2005

Robert Guy Milligan, 76, of Corsicana passed away Saturday Aug. 20, 2005 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Corley Chapel with Father Danillo Ramos officiating.

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ROBERT GUY MILLIGAN

Mr. Robert G. Milligan of Fairfield, Texas passed away on August 20, 2995 in Corsicana, Texas at the age of 76. He was born on December 1, 1928 in Belmond, Iowa to Guy and Loretta Delaney Milligan. He was a salesman in the pharmaceuticals.

Memorial Services will be held on August 26, 2005 at Corley Funeral Chapel with Father Danillo Ramos officiating.

Mr. Milligan is survived by a son: Mike Milligan of Fairfield, Texas and the mother of his son: Betty Milligan of Fairfield, Texas


David Silas Cook
Dec 8, 1930 - Aug 18, 2005

David Silas Cook, 74, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Aug. 18, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today with family visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. today.
Mr. Cook was born Dec. 8, 1930, in Wichita, Kan., to Alfred E. Cook and Mildred Johnson Cook. He was the owner of Dave Cook Paint & Body.

Survivors include his wife, Cora Cook of Corsicana; sons, David Cook II of Corsicana, Daniel A. Cook of Hutchison, Kan., and Robert A. Cook of Italy; daughters, Dena Claber of Joshua and Debra L. Cook of Dawson; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and sister, Ester Lane of Augusta, Kan.

The family would like to say thank you to the doctors, nurses and his friends in his illness.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Henry Chewning
Feb 1871 - Feb 1951

Feb 21, 1951
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 21 - Funeral was held here for W. H. Chewning, 79, who died at his home.
Surviving are his wife, two daughter, Mrs. G. A. Galloway of Corsicana and Mrs. W. S. Basham of Waco; five grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Redding of Corsicana, Mrs. Freeman Peavy of Haskell and Mrs. Bill Donald of New London; a brother, Bob Chewning of Dallas. The W.O.W. Lodge had charge at the graveside rites.

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William Loyd Church
Oct 26, 1839 - Oct 8, 1922

Oct 19, 1922
CHURCH - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 10. - W. L. Church, 82 years old, for the last forty years a resident of Corsicana, died Sunday morning at 8 o'clock and the funeral was held Monday morning at 10 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Church is survived by two sons, E. B. Church of Corsicana and Shelby Church of Kansas.

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Confederate Veteran Buried This Morning

W. L. Church, aged 82 years, a native of Missouri, but a resident of Corsicana for nearly forty years, died yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, and the funeral took place this morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood. The deceased is survived by two sons, E. B. Church of Corsicana, and Shelby Church of Kansas. Another son, for many years a member of the Corsicana bar and for four years district clerk of Navarro county, died a few months ago. The funeral services this morning were conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers of the Methodist Protestant church, assisted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the First Baptist church. The pallbearers were J. C. Hughes, B. K. Duncan, G. W. Weems, H. W. Carson, W. A. Mowlam and L. C. Dockery.

During his long life here the deceased had won the esteem of all who knew him as an honorable and high-minded citizen, and a large procession followed his remains to their last resting place and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Belle (Champion) Clemmer
Died Jan 1930

Jan 22, 1930
Belle Clemmer Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Jan. 22. - Funeral services for Belle Clemmer, 48, who died in the Navarro County hospital Tuesday were held from the Methodist Protestant Church Wednesday. Surviving are her mother, Mrs. E. J. Champion, Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Elizabeth Champion, Corsicana; Mrs. R. D. Wright, Laredo; Mrs. W. H. Bailey, Jacksonville, and Mrs. Anna Wheelock, Houston, and three brothers, George Clemmer, Brownwood; W. D. Champion, Pampa, and T. H. Champion, Corsicana.

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Mrs. Henry Climer
Died Oct 1953

Oct 7, 1953
Mrs. Climer Buried
CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Climer of Mart, who died in a Corsicana hospital Monday, were held Tuesday at the First Methodist Church in Mart. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Hawthorne of Corsicana; three sons, Grady Climer of Mart, John M. Climer of Dallas and Gordon Climer of Vernon; five grandchildren and a brother.

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William W. Clowe
Jun 10, 1850 - Jun 25, 1926

June 25, 1926
Pioneer Florist to Be Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 25. - William Clowe, 76 years old, pioneer resident, died here Friday. Funeral will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock with burial in Oakwood.
He was born in England and came to America forty-four years ago. He has resided in Corsicana since coming to America. He has resided in Corsicana since coming to America. He was a pioneer florist. Surviving are two children, Harry Clowe and Mrs. W. A. Mowlam, both of Corsicana.
 

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WM. CLOWE PASSES AWAY LATE FRIDAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

PIONEER RESIDENT AND FLORIST DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock for Wm. Clowe, aged 76 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana and one of the leading and original florist of Texas. Mr. Clowe passed away Friday afternoon about 5 o’clock after less than a week’s illness at his home at the Corner of North Fifteenth street and Park avenue. Funeral services were held in St. John’s Episcopal church with the Rev. H. J. Ellis, the rector, conducting the services, and the choir furnishing the music. The Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church and a close friend of the deceased, officiated at the grave.

The active pallbearers were the four grandsons and two grandsons-in-law of the deceased as follows: Vivian Mowlam, Arthur Mowlam, Alfred Clowe, John Raymond Clowe, George Hudson and B. T. Gaches.

Honorary pallbearers wre as follows: H. D. Johnson, R. L. Hamilton, W. D. Hastings, J. Frank Williams, E. M. Polk, S. P. Story, Robt. Watt, Wm. Clarkson, Bush Wofford, Dr. I. N. Suttle, W. P. McCammon, John C. Hughes, Wayne Howell, H. F. Marr, W. W. Gage, Claude Allen, G. F. Haslam, T. M. Cobb, W. J. Lunn, F. M. Norton, C. A. Kaden, Gainesville; H. O. Hanna, Sherman; Otto Lans, Dallas; Robert C. Kerr, Houston; J. W. Bagby, Shreveport; Edgar Hall, Austin; Wise Adkinsson, Greenville.

Wm Clowe was born in England, near the city of Ely, 76 years ago and came to America in 1882, coming straight to Texas. He settled first at Grosebeck, where he remained for two years, removing to Corsicana in 1884. Mr. Clowe might well be called the dean of Texas florists, having with his wife, opened a greenhouse in Corsicana in the year 1885. Aside from being a lover of flowers Mr. Clowe was a botanist of note, and thirty-five years ago was offered the chair of botany in the Texas Agricultural and Mechanical College, which he declined to accept. From a small beginning Mr. Clowe had persevered until he had built up one of the largest florists business in Texas, especially in the smaller cities. He knew flowers and loved them, and only a few days before his death he had worked among the beautiful blooms and plants that had inspired him throughout his life.

Mr. Clowe was a life-long and devoted member of St. John’s Episcopal church and was to be seen regularly in his accustomed place well up toward the front. He attended Sunday school and church last Sunday. While espousing the faith of the Protestant Episcopal church, he was not narrow in his views and was frequently seen in attendance upon the services of other denominations. Mr. Clowe was a man who practiced his religion seven days a week, and not merely on Sunday. He was a devout follower of the meek and lowly Nazarene and carried his religion with him wherever he went, though he was in no sense of the word a fanatic. He saw beauty in all nature and many interesting and instructive articles on the proper care of trees and plants have appeared in the Daily Sun from his pen from time to time.

Mr. Clowe was married in England. His wife, who was his helpmate in every sense of the word, preceded him to the grave some three years ago. They not only were companions in the home but in business as well and for forty-nine years lived an ideal life together before the beloved wife passed away. Two children survive, Mrs. W. A. Mowlam and Harry A. Clowe. Mr. Clowe is also survived by nine grandchildren.

Mr. Clowe was a good man and a good citizen in every sense of the word. He was always to be found on the side of morality and righteousness and civic cleanliness and progress. Truly it can be said that the world has been made better for Wm. Clowe’s having lived therein, and he practiced diligently the precept that we pass this way but once and we should so live as to leave naught but good and pleasant memories for those who remain behind. He was a friend to man and loved children as only those can who love God and follow his teachings.

A large number of friends gathered at St. John’s church Saturday afternoon and after the services there followed the remains to their final resting place in Oakwood, where he was laid to rest beside the companion he loved so dearly under a mound that was completely hidden from sight by flowers that told mutely yet touchingly of the love and esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best and therefore loved him most.

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Samuel M. "Sam" Cobb
Jan 23, 1858 - Jul 31, 1929

Aug 1, 1929
S. M. Cobb Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug. 1. - S. M. Cobb, 71, formerly of Corsicana, died at San Angelo. The body reached Corsicana Thursday morning. The funeral was held from the residence of his brother, T. M. Cobb, in the afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife; three sons, Kelsey, Clifford and Louis Cobb; two brothers, T. M. Cobb of Corsicana and Robert M. Cobb of Barto, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hadley of Madison, Fla., and Mrs. Ben McKie of Waco.

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S. M. Cobb is:



Samuel M. “Sam” Cobb

S. M. COBB DIED SUDDENLY; BURIAL HERE ON THURSDAY

S. M. Cobb, 71, native of Florida, and formerly of Corsicana, died suddenly Wednesday morning at San Angelo, and the body will arrive in Corsicana at 10:50 o’clock Thursday morning and the funeral will be held from the residence of his brother, T. M. Cobb, 1226 West Third avenue, Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Cobb resided in Corsicana prior to moving to West, Texas about 15 years ago.

The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. The body will leave San Angelo Wednesday night.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Kelsey, Clifford and Louis Cobb; two brothers, T. M. Cobb, Corsicana; and Robert M. Cobb, Barto, Florida; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Hadley, Madison, Florida; and Mrs. Ben McKie, Waco; and other relatives.

The Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR S. M. COBB ARE HELD LATE THURSDAY

Funeral services for Sam M. Cobb, a former resident of this city, who passed away at his home in San Angelo very suddenly Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the home of the deceased’s brother, Tom Cobb, 1226 West Third avenue.

After the impressive service conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, he was laid to rest in
Oakwood cemetery under a canopy of lovely floral offerings sent by friends and loved ones from over the state, and Florida, in silent but beautiful testimony of love and esteem for the deceased and as expressions of sympathy to the bereft family.

The body was accompanied to Corsicana by Mrs. Cobb and her sons, Clifton and Louis Cobb; Maurice Miller, a friend, and Mrs. Clyde Dyches, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Cobb, all of San Angelo. Other relatives and friends from out of the city attending were Mr. Ben McKie and daughter, Mrs. Eugene Tilton, of Waco; Mrs. James Gamewell of Handley, and Dr. C. C. Kelsey of Blooming Grove.

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W. F. Cobb
abt 1869 - 1947

Dec 2, 1947
W. F. Cobb Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 2. - W. F. Cobb, 78, former Malakoff night watchman, died after a heart attack here Sunday a few days after moving to Corsicana from Malakoff. No known relatives survive. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church in Malakoff Monday, with interment in the Malakoff Cemetery.

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Mrs. Lou M. Cofield
Died Feb 25, 1927

Feb 25, 1947
Mrs. Cofield Dead
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 25. - Funeral services were held Tuesday for Mrs. Lou M. Cofield, 87, who died here Monday. A native of Minden, La., formerly resided at Mexia.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frances Bunert, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. W. H. Teague, Fort Worth.

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Calvin Coggins
Died Dec 1942

Dec 13, Dallas, Texas
Brother of Dallasites, Calvin Coggins, Passes
Dallas relatives of Colvin Coggins, former resident of Corsicana, were advised Saturday of his death in Salem, Ill., where he had been living for the last five years.
He died Saturday morning and will be buried in Corsicana.
He is survived by his wife, a son, Bobby Coggins; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Coggins, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Douglas Suggs, Dallas; Mrs. Harry Clowe Jr., Corsicana; Mrs. A. L. Edwards, Dawson, and Mrs. Ornett Elliott, Houston, and three brothers, Joe and Jim Coggins, Corsicana, and Robert Coggins, Hearn.

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Fannie (Lazarus) Cohn
abt 1883 - Apr 16, 1943

April 19, 1943
COHN - Corsicana, Texas. - Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery for Mrs. Fannie Cohn, 60, who died in local clinic. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. George Daniels, Corsicana; a son, Paul Cohn, Fort Worth; three brothers, Ben, Jake and Harry Lazarus, all of New York; a sister, Miss Mamie Lazarus, New York City, and a grand daughter.

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RITES SUNDAY FOR MRS. FANNIE COHN; DIED HERE FRIDAY

Mrs. Fannie Cohn, age 60 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon after several days’ illness following a fall at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Daniels, with whom she made her home. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rabbi Harry Shapiro will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Mrs. Cohn had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. George Daniels here, for the past several years.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Daniels; a son, Paul Cohn, Fort Worth; three brothers, Ben, Jake and Harry Lazarus, New York City; a sister, Miss Mamie Lazarus, New York City; a granddaughter, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Daniels, Ben Levy, Leon Daniels, Max Wolens, K. Wolens, Gabe Goldberg, Mike Kamen, Louis Goldberg, Jay Silverberg, Joe Wolens, M. M. Millerd and D. E. Stander.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Thomas O. Coker
May 11, 1875 -
Jul 2, 1949

July 5, 1949
CORSICANA, Texas, July 5. - Thomas O. Coker, 74, a retired farmer, has been buried in Eureka Cemetery. He died in a hospital after suffering a heart attack Saturday in a physician's office. Survivors are a brother, W. D. Coker of Dallas; eight sons, A. T. and C. O. Coker of Eureka; L. G., O. S., N. B. and T. O. Coker of Corsicana, H. N. Coker of Mildred and D. E. Coker of Navarro; two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Robinson of Eureka and Mrs. M. G. Robinson of Corsicana, and four sisters, Mrs. N. B. Farmer and Mrs. N. E. Crawford of Corsicana, Mrs. J. F. Hagle of Dawson and Mrs. Emma Brady of Emory.

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William Charles Coker
Nov 26, 1875 - Nov 12, 1942

November 15, 1942
COKER - Corsicana, Texas. - William C. Coker, 68, farmer and pioneer resident of the Blooming Grove community, died at his home there Thursday. Funeral services were held at the Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove Friday. He had been a resident of Blooming Grove for more than sixty years. He is survived by a son, Earl Coker, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Miss Ethel Coker and Miss Nanette Coker, Dallas, and a brother, Jim Coker, Hutchins.


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WILLIAM C. COKER DIED SUDDENLY AT BLOOMING GROVE

William C. Coker, farmer and pioneer resident of the Blooming Grove community, died suddenly at his home there Thursday.

Funeral services were held from the Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove Friday afternoon.

Burial was in the Rose Hill cemetery    The deceased settled in the Blooming Grove area more than 60 years ago.

Surviving are one son, Earl Coker, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Miss Ethel Coker, and Miss Nanette Coker, both of Dallas; one brother, Jim Coker, Hutchins.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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John Bester Cole.
Aug 24, 1862 - Sep 20, 1936

Sept 21, 1936
Streetman Bank Head Dies After Operation
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept. 21. - J. B. Cole, 74, president of the First National Bank and prominent merchant at Streetman, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday. He underwent an operation several weeks ago.
A native of Mississippi, Mr. Cole came to Texas many years ago and after residing at Greenville for some time, came to Navarro County, where he lived until he moved to Streetman twenty-one years ago. He had long been identified with the leaders in civic, financial and other circles in this section.
Surviving are his wife; four sons, R. C. Cole, Streetman; H. B. Cole, Streetman; J. A. Cole, Tyler, and S. M. Cole, Lubbock; four daughters, Mrs. J. K. Webb, Streetman; Mrs. E. R. Crotty, Tyler; Mrs. O. A. McCrary, Beaumont, and Mrs. H. B. Stubbs, Streetman; a number of grandchildren and two half-brothers, W. L. Phillips, Mexia, and Ed Phillips, Ruston, La.
Funeral services will be held at Streetman Tuesday at 3 o'clock, with interment in the Birdston Cemetery.


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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR STREETMAN BANKER

Funeral services for J. B. Cole, aged 74 years, banker, merchant and leader of Streetman, who died in the Navarro clinic Sunday night at 7:15 o’clock after a several weeks’ illness, were held on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church at Streetman with burial in the
Birdston Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Shaddix, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W. H. Day, Baptist minister of Waxahachie.

Mr. Cole was a native of Mississippi, but came to Greenville, Texas when a young man and a few years later became a resident of Navarro county, Mr. Cole moved to Streetman 21 years ago. He became a prominent merchant of Streetman and president of the First National Bank.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, R. C. Cole, Streetman; H. B. Cole, Streetman; J. A. Cole, Tyler and S. M. Cole, Lubbock; four daughters, Mrs. J. K. Webb, Streetman; Mrs. E. R. Crotty, Tyler; Mrs. O. A. McCary, Beaumont; and Mrs. H. B. Stubbs, Jr., Streetman; several grandchildren and two half-brothers, W. L. Phillips, Mexia and Ed Phillips, Ruston, La.

Pallbearers were J. O. Cheney, John L. Bonner, Otha McCrary, E. R. Crotty, J. K. Webb, H. B. Stubbs, Jr., C. K. Hawthorn, J. A. Hawthorn and J. R. Hawthorn.

Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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James Hiram Cole
Feb 3, 1857 - Jul 21, 1930

See James Hiram Cole


Mabel (Grayson) Cole
Died Mar 1950

Mar 12, 1950, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. Mabel Cole Dies in Hospital
Mrs. Mabel Grayson Cole, 49, Dallas resident for ten years, died Saturday in a local hospital after a short illness.
She was born in Winkler, Navarro County, and she came to Dallas from Corsicana. Mrs. Cole was a member of the Highland Baptist Church and active in Sunday school work there.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sparkman Brand Chapel, 2115 Ross. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
She was living with her daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Allen, 6131 Lakeshore Drive, at the time of her death.
Besides her daughter she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Thompson and Mrs. Dexter Hamilton, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Gilbert Milner of Streetman, Freestone County, and one brother, Raymond Grayson, also of Streetman.

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Sarah Cole
Abt 1857 - Jun 1952

Jun 11, 1952, Wortham, Texas
Sarah Cole, Texas Musician, Dies at Age of Ninety-Five
Special to The News
WORTHAM, Texas, June 11. - Mrs. Sarah Mizell Cole, 95, prominent and well-known Texas musician, teacher, pianist and composer, died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Munroe.
Mrs. Cole suffered a broken hip received last Friday.
Her mother, Margaret Mizell, was a prominent teacher of music in the Opelika College in Alabama.
Mrs. Cole came to Texas seventy-two years ago. For many years she was a music leader, instructor and organist in Corsicana.
She was a charter member and an honorary member of the Corsicana Nevin Club. She was honorary member and charter member of the State Music Teachers Association.
Two daughters survive, Mrs. John Munroe, Wortham, and Mrs. Anabel Morse, San Diego, Calif.

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W. G. Cole
Abt 1878 - Feb 1952

Feb 21, 1952
Corsicana Rites Held For W. G. Cole, Smith
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 21. - W. G. Cole, 74, blacksmith, Zion's Rest, died at his home Wednesday.
Funeral services were held Thursday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Marshall Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Zion's Rest; three sons, Edward Cole, Tulsa, Okla.; James A. Williams, Corpus Christi, and George S. Williams, Lubbock; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Blakeley, Denton, and Mrs. Claude Harrison, Alma; two sisters, Mrs. Cordie Stovall, Dallas, and Mrs. Tiny Grace, Rice, and fifteen grandchildren.

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Albert Coleman
Died Jan 1903

Jan 3, 1903
Pardoned Christmas and Died Yesterday
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., Jan. 3. - Albert Coleman, a negro, who was sentenced eight years ago to two terms of ninety-nine years each for a double murder, was pardoned Christmas Day by Gov. Sayers on account of the critical state of his health, and died in this city today of dropsy of the heart.


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William Coleman, Sr.
Abt 1900 - Feb 1953

Feb 9, 1953
Corsicana Rites Slated for Doctor
Staff Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 9. - Funeral services for Dr. William Coleman Sr., 53, the first licensed Negro veterinarian in Texas, will be held here at 3:30 Wednesday at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. W. White officiating.
Dr. Coleman received his license in 1923 and was the father of two more veterinarians. He was born in Chatfield, Navarro County.
Survivors are his wife, three sons, William Coleman Jr., Chicago, Ill.; John Miller Coleman, Fort Worth; the Rev. Joseph M. Coleman, Corsicana; seven daughters, Mrs. Lillian Downey and Mrs. Ruth Croomes. Both of Dallas; Mrs. Ethel Whitehead, Fort Worth; Mrs. Margurite Scott, New York, N.Y.; Mrs. Katherine Chandler, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Lena Mae Brooks and Mrs. Pearl Coolie, both of Corsicana; a brother, John Coleman, Ennis; a sister, Georgia Bowens, Fort Worth, and thirteen grandchildren.


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Mrs. Gus Collins
abt 1897 - Sep 1930

Sept 26, 1930
Woman Dies at Theater.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 26. - Mrs. Gus Collins, 33, died suddenly with a heart attack Thursday night while attending a theater on the Valley Farms, about twenty miles northeast of Corsicana. Surviving are her husband, one son, Jesse Collins; one daughter, Bessie Collins; three brothers, Joe Flemmings of Wellington, Garzia Flemmings of Louisiana and Henry Flemmings of Oklahoma City, and two sisters, Miss Dorothy Dean Flemmings of Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Mildred Snyder of New York City.

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Mrs. R. M. Collins
Died Dec 1921

Dec 19, 1921
COLLINS - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 19 - A message received this morning by Mrs. J. H. Clayton announced the death of Mrs. R. M. Collins in San Angelo. The deceased was a resident of Corsicana for many years and, although no funeral arrangements have been announced, it is thought that the body will be brought to Corsicana for burial.

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Wentworth Collins
June 27, 1891 - Oct 24, 1908

Oct 25, 1908
Accidentally Killed
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., Oct. 25. - Wentworth Collins, 15 years of age, while hunting yesterday, accidentally killed himself. He was walking a log across a small stream, when the gun he was carrying was discharged, the contents striking him in the head, killing him instantly.

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SHOOTS SELF ACCIDENTALLY

Kerens Boy Kills Himself While Hunting

Wentworth Collins while out hunting with some other boys, accidently [sic] shot and killed himself. Collins was only 15 years of age. He and some other companions were out hunting and while crossing a small stream on a log, Collins slipped and fell. The gun was discharged and the contents took effect in his head, producing instant death.

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  • Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Thursday, Oct 29, 1908
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Thomas H. and Hannah Bell Collins

 


William C. Collins
abt 1919 - Aug 27, 1948

Aug 27, 1948
Superfortress Victim Native of Emhouse
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug 27. - First Lt. William C. Collins, about 29, killed in a Superfortress crash Tuesday at Hickam Field, Honolulu, is a native of Emhouse, a graduate of Ennis High School and Texas A&M College. His group left Spokane, Wash., Saturday, and were leaving Hikam Field for Okinawa when the crash occurred, killing sixteen men and injuring the other four.
Surviving are his wife, who is en route from Spokane to Fort Worth by car; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, and a brother, Don Collins, all of Emhouse.

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Rose Anna (Kelley) Collum
1857 - Jan 1935

Jan 9, 1935
COLLUM - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 9 - Mrs. Anna Collum, 78, died at her home Wednesday. Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday. Mrs. Collum was born in Mississippi and came to Corsicana in 1876. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Tom G. Johnston of Corsicana; two grandsons and one great-grandson.

Jan 10, 1935

COLLUM. - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 10. - Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Collum, 78, native of Mississippi but resident of Corsicana fifty-nine years, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Tom G. Johnston of Corsicana, and two grandsons.

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RESIDENT CORSICANA FIFTY-NINE YEARS BE BURIED THURSDAY

MRS. ANNA COLLUM PASSED AWAY AT HOME HERE WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Anna Collum, aged 78 years, died at her home, 620 West First avenue, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Collum was born in Lexington, Miss., Dec. 27, 1856. She married the late Eugene A. Collum in 1876 and they came immediately to Corsicana where she has resided continuously since. She was of a quiet and unassuming nature but had many friends among the older residents of the city.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom G. Johnston of Corsicana; two grandsons, Lt. Eugene Collum Johnston, U. S. A., West Point, N. Y., and David Johnston, Wichita Falls; and a great-grandson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. N. Justiss, T. H. Benton, Albert Stell, Sr., Lawrence Treadwell, N. C. Pinkston, W. A. Mowlam, R. E. Schoep, S. P. Story.

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

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Mrs. S. C. Collum
Died May, 1932

May 9, 1932
Mrs. S. C. Collum Dies.
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 9. - Mrs. S. C. Collum, 74, a resident of Corsicana since 1876, died at her home Monday after an illness of several weeks. She was born at Lexington, Miss., and came to Texas as a bride, settling with her husband, the late S. C. Collum, in Corsicana. Surviving are four children, L. W. Collum, Waco; Mrs. J. M. Church, Corsicana; Mrs. Sidney Storey, Corsicana, and T. L. Collum, Syracuse, N. Y.

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Nellie (White) Colquitt
Apr 10, 1879 - Jul 13, 1936

July 14, 1936
Mrs. Pierce Colquitt Is Dead at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, July 14. - Mrs. Nellie White Colquitt, 67, wife of Pierce Colquitt, editor and publisher of the Corsicana Democrat and Truth, died at her home Monday night after an illness of a day. Mrs. Colquitt was a native of Alabama, but had lived here for the last forty years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 5 p.m. with burial at Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, a sister, Mrs. J. W. Sheppard of Corsicana, five brothers, Fred S. White, J. Ed White and George T. White of Corsicana, and F. M. White and W. W. White, both of Beaumont. Among out-of-town relatives arriving Tuesday were three brothers of Mr.
Colquitt from Dallas-Former Governor O. B. Colquitt and Mrs. Colquitt, John M. Colquitt and wife and David F. Colquitt.

July 16, 1936
COLQUITT - Corsicana, Texas, July ?? - Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie White Colquitt, 67, who died at her home Monday night, were held Wednesday. Mrs. Colquitt was a native of Alabama but had lived in Corsicana more than forty years. Surviving are her husband, Pierce Colquitt, editor and publisher of the Corsicana Democrat and Truth; one sister and five brothers.

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FUNERAL WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. COLQUITT WHO DIED MONDAY

MRS. NELLIE WHITE COLQUITT DIED FOLLOWING SHORT ILLNESS

Mrs. Nellie White Colquitt, aged 67 years, wife of Pierce Colquitt, editor and publisher of the Corsicana Democrat and Truth, died at the family home 949 West Sixth avenue, Monday night at 9:30 o’clock after an illness of one day. Mrs. Colquitt was a native of Alabama, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 40 years.

The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, a sister, Mrs. J. W. Sheppard, Corsicana; five brothers, Fred S. White, J. Ed White and George T. White all of Corsicana, and F. M. White and W. W. White, both of Beaumont and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be nephews while friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

Among out of town relatives arriving Tuesday were three brothers of Mr. Colquitt from Dallas—former Gov. Q. B. Colquitt and Mrs. Colquitt, John M. Colquitt and wife and David F. Colquitt.

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Thomas M. Colson
Sep 3, 1861 - Jan 17, 1948

January 18, 1948
T. M. Colson Buried
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 18. - Services were held Sunday at Bryan with burial in the Dresden Cemetery for Thomas M. Colson, 86, native of Navarro County seventy-five years, who died at his home Saturday morning. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman Chambers, Corsicana, and a brother, Willie D. Colson, Washington, D.C.

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THOMAS M. COLSON FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Thomas M. Colson, aged 86 years, native of Lamar county, Texas, but resident of Navarro county for 75 years, died at his home, 103 Max avenue Saturday morning.

Funeral services are planned Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Bryan Church of Christ at Drane. Interment will be in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Mr. Hellums, minister of the Drane Church of Christ.

Colson was a member of the Bryan church. He resided in the Dresden community 70 years before moving to Corsicana five years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Norman Chambers, Corsicana; a brother, Willie D. Colson, Washington, D. C., and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jim Adams, Joe Baker, Marshall Tatum, R. L. Harris, Claude Atkins, Fred Bunch.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Shelah Byron "Bud" Comer
Apr 23, 1889 - Sep 9, 1947

September 11, 1947
Funeral Rites Held For S. B. Comer
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 11. - Funeral services for S. B. Comer, 58, retired Corsicana farmer fatally injured in an auto wreck at Kerens Tuesday, were held at Pursley in this county Thursday. Mrs. Frank C. Black, also of Corsicana, was seriously hurt in the same accident.
Surviving are a son, S. B. Comer, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. P. F.Baggett and Mrs. M. L. Draper, both of Corsicana; Mrs. T. C. Anderson and Mrs. Archie Wittie, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Hubert Gray, Dallas; a brother, Jim Comer, Levelland; four sisters, Mrs. Sanford Harris and Mrs. Otis Medlin, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; Mrs. Will Cooper, Pursley and Mrs. Frank Cooper, Dallas, and eleven grandchildren.

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RETIRED FARMER IS FATALLY INJURED IN KERENS AUTO CRASH

S. B. Comer, aged 58 years, retired farmer, 702 South Twentieth street, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. He was fatally injured Tuesday morning about 7:30 o’clock in an automobile accident in Kerens.

Comer’s death is the fifth auto fatally in Navarro county in 1947.

Mrs. Frank C. Black, 731 West Tenth avenue, Corsicana, who with her husband was in the Comer car traveling east on Highway 31, was reported to be “fair” Wednesday. She is suffering serious back and other injuries. Mr. Black escaped injury.

Car Overturned.
Officers said that the other car figuring in the accident was driven by N. S. Crawford of Kerens, who escaped injury. The Comer car overturned and Comer was hurled from the vehicle, striking the pavement head first. A burned out light in a highway signal at the intersection of the highway and the street leading to the business district was blamed by officers as causing the accident.

Native of Tennessee, Comer came to the Pursley community in 1902 and resided there until he moved to Corsicana three years ago.

Funeral services will be held from the Pursley Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn and Rev. Marvin Bledsoe.

Survivors.
Surviving are a son, R. B. Comer, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. P. F. Baggett and Mrs. M. L. Draper, both of Corsicana; Mrs. T. C. Anderson and Mrs. Archie Witte, both of Ft. Worth; and Mrs. Hubert Gray, Dallas; a brother, Jim Comer, Levelland; four sisters, Mrs. Stanford Harris and Mrs. Otis Medlin, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; Mrs. Will Cooper, Pursley, and Mrs. Frank Cooper, Dallas; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 10, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillian Virginia “Lillie” (Beasley) Comer s/o William L. Comer and Mattie Josephine (Wilson) Comer

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR ACCIDENT VICTIM

Funeral services for S. B. Comer, 58, retired farmer, 702 South Twentieth street, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Pursley Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughan and Rev. Marvin Bledsoe.

Comer was fatally injured in an automobile accident at Kerens early Tuesday morning. His death was the fifth of the year in the county from automobile mishaps.

Surviving are a son, R. B. Comer, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. P. F. Baggett and Mrs. M. L. Draper, both of Corsicana; Mrs. T. C. Anderson and Mrs. Archie Witte, both of Ft. Worth; and Mrs. Hubert Gray, Dallas; a brother, Jim Comer, Levelland; four sisters, Mrs. Stanford Harris and Mrs. Otis Medlin, both of Grand Junction, Colo.; Mrs. Will Cooper, Pursley, and Mrs. Frank Cooper, Dallas; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Native of Tennessee, he resided in the Pursley community until he moved to Corsicana three years ago.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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J. G. Comfort
abt 1871 - Jun 1938

June 20, 1938
J. G. Comfort, 67, Civic Leader, Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas,  June 20. - J. G. Comfort, 67, furniture man, church and civic leader, will be buried in Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday following funeral services conducted at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. He was an elder in the church many years.
Survivors are his wife; two sons, Dan Comfort, Longview, and Smith Comfort, Oklahoma; a brother, Eugene Comfort, Kentucky, and four sisters, Mrs. G. C. Wesy, Mrs. M. E. Leonard and Misses Lila and Bessie Comfort, all of Mississippi.

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Mrs. J. W. Compton
Died 1939

May 2, 1939
COMPTON - Lufkin, Texas. May 2. - Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Compton 63, were held here. Survivors include two sons, Joe of Fort Worth and Robert M. of Lufkin; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Grizzle of Fort Worth, Mrs. Harry Appel of Evansville, Ind., and Mrs. T. W. Hill, Lufkin, and three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Crawford of Wells, Mrs. Jennie Beard of Cushing and Mrs. M. C. McCurrey of Corsicana.

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Claude Conner
Died Sep 1945

September 10, 1945
Former Resident Of Kerens Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Sept 10. - Claude Conner, 62, died at his home in Brenham. Before moving to Brenham seven years ago, he had lived in Kerens twenty years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lulu Conner, Brenham; two sons, Curtis M. Conner, Corsicana, and Cleon Conner, U. S. Army; four daughters, Mrs. Absher and Mrs. Isa Bee Tirey, both of Brenham; Mrs. Ruby Gill, Mexia, and Mrs. J. A. Arrington, Trinidad; two brothers and four sisters.

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Mrs. A. E. Conner
abt 1839 - Oct 1919

October 18, 1919
GREAT-GREAT-GRANDMOTHER DIES AT CORSICANA
Special to The News
Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 18. - Mrs. A. E. Conner, 80 years old, died at her home on West Fourth avenue Friday, after several days' illness, largely due to age. She had lived in this county for many years. She was the mother of seven children, three of whom are living. They are Will and John Conner of Corsicana and Mrs. W. P. Portwood of Lawrence, Kaufman County. She is also survived by thirty grandchildren, thirty great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. The funeral took place from the residence, with burial in the Conner Cemetery near Roane, this county.

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Julia Inez (Gorman) Connor
Feb 19, 1897 - May 13, 1954

March 15, 1954
Funeral Services Held at Emmett For Mrs. Connor
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. W. L. Conner, 57, of Corsicana, died in a Houston hospital Saturday.
Funeral services were held Sunday from the Emmett Baptist Church with burial in the Emmett Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Roy Pat Conner, Corsicana; Troy Connor, Frost, and Don Peyton Conner, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wallace, Corsicana; four grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Gorman, Spring; Lacy Gorman, Waco, and Travis Gorman, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Ozzie Womack, Amarillo; Mrs. Lessie Rascoe, Corsicana; Mrs. J. O. Hawkins, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. V. L. Austin, Dallas.
Dallas Morning News - Mar 15, 1954

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Conner
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Inez Conner, 57, who died in a Houston Hospital early Saturday following an extended illness, were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Emmett Baptist church. burial was in the Emmett Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracey A. Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church, Corsicana, and Rev. W. H. Bradbury, pastor of the Emmett church.

A native of Limestone county, Mrs. Conner, the wife of W. L. Conner, 1701 West Tenth avenue, Corsicana, had spent most of her life in Navarro county. The family formerly resided in the Emmett community and has lived in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Roy Pat Conner, Corsicana, Troy Conner, Frost, and Don Peyton Conner, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wallace, Corsicana; four grand children; three brothers, Bob Gorman, Spring; Lacy Gorman, Waco, and Travis Gorman, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Ozzie Womack, Amarillo; Mrs. Lessie Rascoe, Corsicana; Mrs. J. O. Hawkins, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. V. L. Austin, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Everett Holley, G. W. Webb, Roy Gorman, Robert Selman, Henry Brown and Jack Conner.

Corley directed.

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Mrs. W. L. Conner Dies Saturday

Mrs. W. L. Conner, 57, 1701 West Tenth avenue, died in a Houston hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Emmett Baptist church Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Emmett cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Roy Pat Conner, Corsicana, Troy Conner, Frost, and Don Peyton Conner, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Wallace, Corsicana; four grand children; three brothers, Bob Gorman, Spring; Lacy Gorman, Waco, and Travis Gorman, Fort Worth; four sisters, Mrs. Ozzie Womack, Amarillo; Mrs. Lessie Rascoe, Corsicana; Mrs. J. O. Hawkins, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. V. L. Austin, Dallas, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Infant of J. W. Cook
Died Jul 1913

July 6, 1913, Dallas, TX
COOK - The infant of J. W. Cook, 418 Pauline street, died July 4. The body was sent to Corsicana yesterday by the Ed C. Smith & Bro. Undertaking Company.

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Oscar B. Cook
Dec 29, 1892 - Jan 28, 1937

January 28, 1937
COOK - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 28. - Oscar B. Cook, 44, native resident of the Black Hills Community, died Thursday morning.  Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday. He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. R. O. Johnson, Black Hills; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cook, Black Hills; three brothers, J. C. Cook, Tyler; W. V. Cook and E. F. Cook, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Davis and Mrs. O. N. Steward, both of Corsicana, and two grandchildren.

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RESIDENT BLACK HILLS WAS BURIED AT KERENS FRIDAY

Funeral services for Oscar B. Cook, 44, resident of the Black Hills community all his life, who died Thursday morning at the Navarro Clinic following a week’s illness, were held at 2 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Corley Funeral chapel. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery. Rev. L. W. Shivers and Rev. Roy Ward, both of Tehuacana conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Ro. O. Johnson, Black Hills; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cook, Black Hills; three brothers, J. C. Cook, Tyler; W. V. Cook and E. F. Cook, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Davis and Mrs. O. N. Steward, both of Corsicana, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were C. V. Breithaupt, Walter Hamilton, Beauford H. Jester, Elmin Howell, L. A. Rampey, Henry Slate, Clark Simon and Mr. Gideon.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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James Benajah Cooksey Jr.
Sept 24, 1897 - July 1, 1919

July 4, 1919
Cooksey - Corsicana, Texas, July 4. - Funeral service for James B. Cooksey Jr., killed in Dallas Tuesday night by coming in contact with a live wire, will be held Saturday afternoon at 6 o'clock. Robert Cooksey, a brother, who is attending school in New York, will arrive tonight, the funeral having been postponed until he could reach here.

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COOKSEY FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON

Just as the sun passed down behind the western horizon this evening the remains of the late James B. Cooksey, Jr. who was accidentally killed in Dallas Tuesday night, were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery.

Scores of friends were with the loved ones at the last sad hour and after the service, the grave presented the appearance of a most beautiful flower garden, hundreds of floral offerings having been sent by friends as a last tribute to the one whom they loved.

Robert Cooksey arrived from New York this morning to be with the other members of the family.

Most impressive services were conducted at the home on West Third Avenue and at Oakwood, the Reverand J.W. Hornbeak officiating. Miss Edna Hamilton, Mrs. P.C. ?ownsend, Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf sang.

The pall bearers were as follows;

Active - William Lawrence McGill, Bryan Horton, Robert Neblett, Robert Elliott, Robert Goodman, Beverly Caldwell, Bud Steeley and Oliver Gibson.

Honorary - Joel Trimble, William Croft, Lucien Pinkston, Joe Williamson, Voyle Caldwell, Bill Rallew, Roy Miller, Farris Reeves, T.P. Kerr, F.T. Whitehill, Joe Galbreath, Walter Caldwell, Graham Mixon, J.N. Garitty, J.H. Williamson, T.G. Beckett.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - July 6, 1919
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Dr. James B. Cooksey and Nevada (Monaghan) Cooksey

Mrs. J. B. Cooksey
Died Mar 1925

March 20, 1925
Find Corsicana Woman Dead in a Bathtub
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 20. - Mrs. J. B. Cooksey, well-known Corsicana woman, was found dead in the bathtub at her home here shortly after noon Thursday. She was first discovered by a young son, who came home at noon from school.
Mrs. Cooksey had been in ill health for a number of months. Her husband, Dr. J. B. Cooksey, died only a few weeks ago, while two sons had also died during the last few years, one of them being killed by a live wire in Dallas. [J. B. Cooksey, Jr.]
Mrs. Cooksey is survived by two sons, Robert, about 24 years old, and Herbert, 13.

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Frances Rosana (Bryant) Copley
Sept 13, 1893 - Mar 9, 1935

March 11, 1935
COPLEY - Corsicana, Texas, March 11. - Funeral services for Mrs. Rosana Copley, 42, who died at her home in the Rodney community Saturday, were held at Dawson Sunday. Surviving are her husband, C. A. Copley; three sons and seven daughters, all of Rodney; her parents, Judge and Mrs. M. Bryant of Corsicana; three brothers and three sisters.

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MRS. ROSANA COPLEY BURIED AT DAWSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosana Copley, aged 42 years, who died at her home in the Rodney community Saturday night at 7:30 o'clock after a lingering illness, were held at Dawson Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with interment in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, C. A. Copley of Rodney; three sons, Ruben, Edward and Homer Copley; seven daughters, Ardell, Irene, Hazel, Dorothy, Thelma, Veramae and a baby daughter, all of the Rodney community; parents, Judge and Mrs. M. Bryant, Corsicana; three brothers, Wesley Bryant, Golden Meadow, La.; Homer Bryant, Powell, and Clifford Bryant, Longview; and three sisters, Mrs. Claudie Ray, Corsicana; Mrs. Sallie Washburn, Brownsboro, and Mrs. Lacy Herrin, Greggton.

The funeral was directed by the Wolfe Funeral Home of Dawson.

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Thomas C. Copley
Jun 11, 1867 - Dec 14, 1931

December 14, 1931
COPLEY - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 14. - Thomas C. Copley, 64, resident of Navarro County for twenty-six years, died at this home Monday morning and the funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. S. L. Gay of Barry, Mrs. W. W. Watkins of Barry, Mrs. Walter Williams of Emhouse, Mrs. Newel Twinkle of Emhouse and Mrs. A. Richardson of Corsicana, and two sons, R. L.
Copley and Ernest Copley, both of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR THOS. C. COPLEY

Funeral services for Thomas C. Copley, aged 64 years, who died here Monday morning at 7 o’clock were held from the family residence, 1519 West Eleventh avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Copley was a native of North Carolina, but had resided in Navarro county for the past 26 years.

Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. S. L. Gay, Barry; Mrs. M. W. Watkins, Barry; Mrs. Walter Williams, Emhouse and Mrs. A. Richardson, Corsicana; and two sons, R. L. Copley and Ernest Copley, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Allyn Lang, Calvin Watson, Charles Bee, Jr., Cecil Foster, John Murray McGee and Sam E. Ellis.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Mary Emmazell Coker
Sep 2, 1875 - May 30, 1947

June 1, 1947
Mrs. E. H. Coker Buried
Special to The News.
CORSICANA, Texas, June 1. - Mrs. Eddie H. Coker, 72, died at the family home in Barry. Services were held at the First Baptist Church at Barry. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Cooper Barry; Mrs. Rex Bower, Mrs. Carolyn Higginbotham and Mrs. Euda Barnett, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Odessa Dill, Blooming Grove; five sons, Edgar, Barnard, Bernice and Wesley Coker, all of Barry, and Vestal Coker, Dallas; thirty grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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MRS. MARY E. COKER FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mary E. Coker, aged 72 years, died at the family home in Barry Friday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church at Barry. Interment was in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Sharpley of Emhouse.

Surviving are her husband, Eddie H. Coker, Barry; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Alice Cooper, Barry; Mrs. Rex Bower, Mrs. Carolyn Higginbotham and Mrs. Euda Barnett, all of Corsicana; and Mrs. Odessa Dill, Blooming Grove; five sons, Edgar, Barnard, Bernice and Wesley Coker, all of Barry, and Vestal Coker, Dallas; 39 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. T. Cooper, Billy B. Cooper, Howard Cooper, Rex Bower, Jr., Robert Bower and Melba Lois Bower, all grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Franklin R. Nichols
(May 14, 1916 - Aug 23, 2005)

Mr. Franklin R. Nichols, 89, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 in Corsicana. He was born on May 14, 1916. He was a veteran, and was employed with the government on the Atomic Commission. Graveside services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, 2005 at the Post Oak Cemetery in Roane with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating.

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Franklin R. Nichols

Franklin R. Nichols, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Post Oak Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cubie Edward Ward Jr.
June 21, 1963 - Aug 21, 2005

Cubie Edward Ward Jr., 42, passed away Sunday, Aug. 21, 2005, in a Dallas hospital.
Funeral will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Journey Fellowship Church, 1200 N. Highway 157, Mansfield. Burial will be at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Blessing Funeral Home, 401 Elm St., Mansfield.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Cubie Ward Jr. Foundation, 3600 Gaston Ave., Wadley Tower No. 1052, Dallas, TX 75246, to focus on hypertension, heart and lung disease and obesity education and treatment.
Cubie was born in Corsicana on June 21, 1963.
He spent 20 years in the medical supply industry, most currently at PCI Technologies in Dallas. With his caring and giving personality, Cubie touched countless lives through various ministries, both in the United States and Central America.

Survivors include his wife, Dana Ward; children, Victoria Ward, Cubie Ward III and Sydney Huddleston; parents, Linda and Robert Nickel and Dr. Cubie Ward Sr. and Dr. Joyce Shotwell-Ward; brother, Christopher Ward; sister, Lauri Keith and brother-in-law Robert Keith; nieces, Mandi and Aleigh Keith, Michelle Barnett and Meghan Stover; nephews, Robert Keith III and Brandon and Bradley Barnett; and numerous extended family members.

Arrangements by Blessing Funeral Home, Mansfield.
 

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Jimmy Ray Bonner
Mar 28, 1927 - Aug 16, 2005

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Wesley Atchison
Feb 21, 1923 - Aug 18, 2005

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