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Loretta (Bennett) Putman
Jan 12, 1914 - Aug 27, 2005

Loretta Bennett Putman, 91, of Purdon passed away Saturday, Aug. 27, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park on West State Highway 31.
Pallbearers will be Oscar McCrory, Dicky Phillips, Charles Hargrove, James Orler, David Ivie and David Brewer. Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Perryman.

Loretta was born January 12, 1914 in Purdon, where she lived her life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Purdon where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School for many, many years. She graduated from North Texas State Teacher’s College and taught public school for 43 years in Brushie Prairie, Raleigh, Purdon and Dawson. She continued serving as a substitute teacher in Dawson even after her retirement. She was a mighty prayer warrior who dearly loved her Lord and serving Him, her family and friends and her students.

Loretta was preceded in death by her husband, C. D. “Tuck” Putman; parents, Edgar and Bernice Bennett; sister, Gelene Priddy and brother, Buren Bennett.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Daffin Putman and Jim Wade of Frisco; grand daughter and husband, Drusilla and Jim Newman of Frisco; grandson, Greg Wade of Colbert, Okla.; great granddaughter, Lauren Newman of Dallas; great granddaughter, Whitney Newman of Frisco; great grandson, Jared Wade of Colbert; great grandson, Jordon Wade of Colbert; niece and husband, Janet and Johnny Covington of Purdon; niece and husband, Martha and George Frocke of Corsicana; nephew, Jimmy Priddy of Livingston; nephew and wife, Gary and Cassandra Bennett of Waxahachie; great niece, Celeste Frocke of Corsicana; great nephew, Charles Covington of Purdon; one great great niece; two great great nephews and a host of friends and former students.

Memorials can be made to the First Baptist Church of Purdon, 200 W. Second Street, Purdon, Texas, 76679.

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Emma Mildred (Dotson) Davis
May 18, 1910 - Aug 27, 2005

Emma Mildred Davis

Emma Mildred Davis, 95, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, August 27, 2005, at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Emma is preceded in death by her daughter, Sue Youngblood.

Survivors include daughters, Wanda and H. E. Craig of Seguin; Mary and Donal Butler of Corsicana; Julie Moody of Heathrow, Florida; grandchildren, Cathy Craig Leak, Harry Craig, Gary Youngblood, David Youngblood, Scott Butler, Kendall Moody Shuman and Kathryn Moody; sisters, Azile Harrison, Ima Smith and Cora Wiley; sisters-in-law, Carmen Datson, Doris Dotson, Gloria Dotson; 14 nephews and four nieces.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Emma Mildred Davis

Emma Mildred Davis 95 of Corsicana passed away Saturday August 27, 2005. She was born May 18, 1910 in Summerfield Texas. Visitation is Tuesday August 30, 2005 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services are Wednesday August 31, 2005 Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Pallbearers are Donal Butler, Scott Butler, Harry Craig, John Craig, Corey Leak, David Youngblood, Gary Youngblood and Sammy Mosley. Honorary Pallbearers are H. E. Craig, dick James, Melba Bower, Maco Stewart, Dan Dominy and Perman Page. Survivors are children Wanda and H. E. Craig, Sequin, Mary and Donal Butler, Corsicana, Julie Moody, Heathcote Florida. grandchildren Cathy Craig, Harry Craig, Gary Youngblood, David Youngblood, Scott Butler, Kendall Moody Shuman, Kathryn Moody, 10 great grandchildren. sisters Azile Harrison, Ima Smith, Cora Wiley. sisters in law Carmen Dotson, Doris Dotson, Gloria Dotson. 14 nephews 4 nieces.
She is preceded in death by daughter Sue Youngblood.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

 

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DAVIS AT KERENS SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Elmina Davis, 88-years, who died at 10 o’clock Friday morning at the home of her son E. R. Davis, 1800 Woodlawn, will be conducted at Kerens Saturday morning at 10:30 by Rev. W. A. Corkern, with interment in the Kerens cemetery. Mrs. Davis had lived here for about 10 years.

Surviving are one sister, Ms. Ann Carson, of Louisiana, one daughter, Mrs. Mattie Reeves, Canton; and two sons, S. J. Davis, and E. R. Davis, both of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements.

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Agnes (Haynes) Benson
May 7, 1916 - Aug 30, 2005

Agnes Haynes Benson, 89, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday August 30, 2005.
Visitation will be 6 pm to 8 pm Wednesday August 31 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at Corley Funeral Home Thursday September 1, 2005 at 10 am with Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers are nephews and great-nephews Tommy Haynes, Wayne Bickerstaff, Gene Smith, Don Gibson, Phillip Howard and Grant Gibson.

Agnes was born May 7, 1916 in Corsicana. She was the 7th daughter of David Lee and Mary Catherine Haynes in a family of 10 children. She was raised in Corsicana, worked in Dallas as an abstractor for Southwest Land Title for several years, then as a bookkeeper for Gibson TV & Sewing Center in Ennis. She resided in Dallas for a number of years before returning to her home in Corsicana in 1978.

Agnes was preceded in death by her husband Frank Benson, parents David and Mary Haynes, sisters Mattie Elmore, Minnie Robertson, Nancy Jones, Carrie Harris, and brother T.G. Haynes.

Sisters, Maudie Russell of Abilene, Elizabeth Crumbley of Corsicana, Ruth Gibson of Ennis, stepdaughters Rosemary Slocum of Rhode Island, Frances Streva of Washington and many nieces and nephews survive her and a special friend Emily Maggard.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


Albert Brown Douglass Jr.
Jul 3, 1877 - Feb 15, 1947

February 16, 1947
A. B. Douglass Jr. Dies
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 16 - A. B. Douglass Jr., 72, life-long Corsicanan, chairman of the local selective draft boards of Navarro County, died at his home Saturday night. He was manager of the Armour and Company office for thirty-five years prior to his retirement in 1939. He was a director of the State National Bank here. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Albert M. Douglass, Houston; a grandson, and a sister, Mrs. Eula Rucker, Fort Worth. Funeral services are planned here Monday at 3 p.m.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR A. B. DOUGLASS

LIFE-LONG RESIDENT ARMOUR MANAGER AND HEAD OF DRAFT BOARD

A. B. Douglass, Jr., aged 72 years, life-long Corsicana resident, died at his home, 1435 West Fourth avenue, Saturday night at 8:40 o’clock following a several months illness.

Douglass, retired manager of Armour and Co., had headed Local Draft Board No. 1 of Navarro county during World War II as chairman and later was on the combined selective service board.

Born in Corsicana, Douglass was connected with the Armour and Company 37 years, the only manager who worked with that concern here. He was the manager of the office when it was opened here and then he retired in 1929. It was the time Armour and company closed their headquarters here.

Prominent in civic and business circles, Douglass was a director of the State National Bank here, a member of the First Baptist church, an Odd Fellow and an Elk.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son Albert M. Douglass, Houston; a grandson, James Albert Douglass, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Eula Rucker, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pallbearers were Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. J. E. McClung, N. Suttle Roberts, E. D. McCarver, Henry Miller, August Weidman, C. A. Middleton, R R. Cocke, Sidney K. Brietz, W. T. McKee, Aaron Samuels, L. A. McDonald, Tusla, Okla.; B. K. Jones, Chicago; T. A. Sweeney, Bryann; W. P. Stiles, Teague.

Honorary pallbearers were directors of the State National Bank.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 17, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Hattie Blanche (McCammon) Douglass married Jan. 3, 1894; s/o Albert Brown Douglass, Sr. & Lillian “Lilly” (Ricker) Douglass

John Dowd

September 27, 1953
Corsicana Funeral
CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral for John Dowd, 67, retired farmer, were held at the Missionary Baptist Church Saturday. Burial will be in Dawson. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Marvin Dowd, Dallas, and Ray Dowd, Galveston; five daughters, Mrs. Floy Hayes, Union High; Mrs. Leroy Barton, Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Yates, Houston; Mrs. Clyde Laymance, Texas City, and Mrs. Earl Leyendecker, Dallas; eighteen grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Annie McKnight, El Paso; two brothers, Will Dowd, Durant, Okla., and Jim Dowd, Caddo, Okla.

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Callie Bayward Dunagan
Jul 4, 1885 - Jul 5, 1952

July 8, 1952
C. B. Dunagan Buried After Rites at Emmett
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, July 8, - C. B. Dunagan, 67, life-long resident of the Emmett community, was buried there after services at the Emmett Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Curtis Dunagan, Ordway Dunagan and Sammie Joe Dunagan, all of Emmett, and A. G. Dunagan, Henderson, Ky.; six daughters, Mrs. Dean French, Dallas; Mrs. Dalton Craddock and Mrs. Melvin Baker, both of Lubbock; Mrs. Sanford Guinn, Graham; Mrs. Kate Hambrick, Olney, and Mrs. Van King, Corsicana; sixteen grandchildren, a great-grandchild, three brothers, Luther Dunagan, Tahoka; Travis Dunagan, Oklahoma City, and Tip Dunagan, Emmett; three sisters, Mrs. W. B. Sprulock, Ennis; Mrs. John Ballew, Olney, and Mrs. Will Ballew, Dawson.

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C.B. Dunagan Services Sunday

Funeral services for C.B. Dunagan, 67, farmer, who died at his home in Emmett Saturday following an extended illness, were held from the Prairie Grove Baptist church at 3 p.m. Sunday. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Revs. Charles Hall and Billy Williams.

Dunagan was a life-long resident of Emmett. He had been a member of the Prairie Grove Baptist church at Emmett 51 years.

Surviving are his wife of Emmett; four sons, Curtis, Ordway and Sammie Joe Dunagan, all of Emmett, and A.G. Dunagan, Henderson, Ky.; six daughters, Mrs. Dean French, Dallas; Mrs. Dalton Craddock and Mrs. Melvin Baker, both of Lubbock; Mrs. Sanford Guinn, Graham; Mrs. Kate Hambrick, Olney, and Mrs. Van King, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, three brothers, Luther Dunagan, Tahoka; Tip Dunagan, Emmett, and Travis Dunagan, Oklahoma City; three sisters, Mrs. W.B. Spurlock, Ennis; Mrs. John Ballew, Olney, and Mrs. Will Ballew, Dawson and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mrs. E. F. Downard
Died May 13, 1915

May 13, 1915
Mrs. E. F. Downard, age 88, died Wednesday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Hal M. Peck. Surviving are the following children; Mrs. P. C. Archer of Whitewright, Mrs. H. M. Peck of Corsicana and R. W. Downard of Bryan.

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William M. Gray
Mar 2, 1874 - Feb 15, 1952

February 17, 1952
Corsicana Rites Held For William M. Gray
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 17 - Funeral services were held Sunday at the Corley Chapel for William M. Gray, 78, of Emhouse, who died here Friday. Burial was in Pattison Cemetery near Emhouse.
Gray was a native of Mississippi but had lived in Emhouse for fifty-five years.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Haskel Gray, Corsicana, and A. C. Gray, Emhouse; a brother, J. H. Gray, Lamar, Miss.; a sisters, Mrs. Bessie Watkins, Moscow, Tenn., and nine granddaughters.

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William M. Gray
Mar 2, 1874 - Feb 15, 1952

February 16, 1952-Wm. M. Gray Dies Friday Afternoon. Wm. M. Gray, 78, of Emhouse, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery at Emhouse.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. T. Maxberry, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.

Gray was born March 2, 1873, in Lamar, Miss., but had been at Emhouse 55 years.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; two sons, Haskel Gray, Corsicana, and A. C. Gray, Emhouse; nine granddaughters, a brother, J. H. Gray, Lamar, Miss.; and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Watkins, Moscow, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be A. J. Tinkle, Fate Brown, Claude Maggard, C. B. Turner, F. W. Moody, Jim Bob Collins.

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Feb 18, 1952-Wm. M. Gray Rites Are Held. Funeral services for Wm. M. Gray, 78, of Emhouse, who died Friday afternoon in the Navarro Clinic, were held Sunday at 3:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. T. Maxberry, pastor of the First Baptist church, Emhouse, with burial in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.

A native of Lamar, Miss, he had resided at Emhouse 55 years.

Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; two sons, Haskel Gray, Corsicana, and A. C. Gray, Emhouse; nine granddaughters, a brother, J. H. Gray, Lamar, Miss.; and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Watkins, Moscow, Tenn.

Pallbearers were A. J. Tinkle, Fate Brown, Claude Maggard, C. B. Turner, F. W. Moody, and Jim Bob Collins.

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Dorothy Drane, Miss.
Sep 1, 1891 - Sep 1937

September 20, 1937
DOROTHY DRANE <photo>
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept 20. - Miss Dorothy Drane, 46, Corsicana and Texas clubwoman (above) was killed when the automobile in which she was riding failed to make a curve and turned over several times Monday morning near Hammond, six miles south of Bremond. Mrs. George F. Baum, wife of a Corsicana merchant, another passenger, suffered a fracture of her right arm and other injuries. They were on their way to College Station at the time of the accident. The daughter of Frank N. Drane, Corsicana and Dallas, and the late Mrs. Florence Drane, Miss Drane was born in Corsicana Sept. 1, 1891. She was past president of the Texas Federation of Music Clubs, a charter member of the James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, president of the Corsicana Nevin Club, an early music club of the State; member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, and active in civic organizations. Survivors are her father, and a brother, Hugh Drain, Dallas.

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W. H. Fincher
Died Sep 1936

September 30, 1936
Driver Dies in Truck Accident at Corsicana
Special to the News
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept 30. - W. H. Fincher, 40, Ennis truck driver, died in a local hospital Wednesday morning of injuries and burns sustained when his truck plunged headlong into an embankment at the intersection of North Beaton street and the tie-in road from Highway No. 75.
The truck plunged into the embankment and the front end was driven several feet into the bank on the west side of the road, the load slipping forward and turning over, pinning the victim in the flaming vehicle.
It was with difficulty that ambulance drivers and others extricated the man from his machine. Witnesses said that the heat was so intense that the cans of food were bursting. Cans were hurled a great distance by the impact.

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Mary Flinn
Died Apr 1906

April 5, 1906
Ft. Worth, Tex., April 4. - The following is the mortuary record for this city and vicinity for the past twenty-four hours: Miss Mary Flinn, aged about 58 years, died yesterday afternoon at St. Joseph's Infirmary. The remains were shipped to Corsicana for interment.


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Thomas Wilson Florer, MD
Nov 25, 1822 - May 10, 1907

May 10, 1907
Dr. T. W. Florer died at the home of his son-in-law, M. W. McAfee, today at he age of 84 years. His remains will be interred in Waxahachie tomorrow. Dr. Florer was at one time postmaster at Waxahachie.

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Thomas Wilson Florer, M.D.
Born near Waynesvile, Ohio, November 25, 1822
Died at Corsicana, Texas May 10, 1907
Aged 84 years 6 Months

At the age of ten years he removed with his mother and grandparents to Indiana, where he received his early education in the country schools of that state. He began the study of medicine under a private preceptor. He graduated from the Ohio Medical College, March 5, 1850. He began the practice of medicine in Alamo Ind. Later he practiced in Crawfordsville, Ind., till he enlisted as surgeon in the Twenty-six Indiana Regiment, serving both in field and hospital. He served on General Lew Wallace's staff, and the two were warm personal friends. He was transferred in 1862 to Vicksburg, Miss., for hospital work. He was mustered out of service at Vicksburg, January, 1866. He made his home near Meridian, Miss., till 1875, when he moved to Waxahachie, Texas, practicing medicine till 1905, with the exception of two presidential terms, when he served as postmaster at that place under Presidents Arthur and Harrison.
In 1849 he was married to Miss Harriet. E. Stone, of Connecticut, a daughter of Isaac Stone, a farmer b y occupation. One daughter was born of this union, Harriet E. Parsons, of Red Oak, Texas. In 1850 Mrs. Florer died, and two years later Dr. Florer married Miss Sarah E. Aydelott, of Lindan, Montgomery county, Indiana. Six children were born to them, two of whom are living, Mrs. Emma Elder and Miss Annie Florer, of Sedalia, Missouri. The mother of these children died in 1866. Dr. Florer was married a third time to Miss Cornella Herbert, of Alabama, in 1869. Three children were born of this union, two of whom are living: Mrs. M. W. McAfee and Miss Neva Florer, of Corsicana, Texas. Mrs. Florer died in 1895.
In 1849 Dr. Florer was a delegate to assist in the organization of the Indiana State Medical Society at Indianapolis. He represented Montgomery County, Indiana, and was made one of the vice-presidents of the body. He kept a record of the proceedings of the association for eight years, and later had them bound in one volume, which volume he presented to the State Medical Association. In recognition of this gift he was elected an honorary member of the society.
In 1899 he attended the golden jubilee of the Indiana State Medical Society, held in Indianapolis, being one of four living charter members of the State Society. He was a member of the Methodist Church and also a Mason. He was buried in that order in Waxahachie, Texas, May 11, 1907
(Prepared by Dr. Florer's daughter, Miss Nena Florer, of Corsicana, Texas)


Daughter of James Flovin
Died Jul 8, 1919

July 9, 1919
On the Lee Matthews farm, near Chatfield, yesterday morning the 3-year-old daughter of James Flovin drank a quantity of poison out of a bottle she had found on the premises and died about 12:30 yesterday afternoon after suffering great agony. The body was buried there this afternoon.


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Landis Kee Calhoun Fluker
Sep 4, 1872 - Apr 6, 1930

April 6, 1930
L.K.C. Fluker, Heater Merchant, Is Dead
Special to the News.
CORSICANA, Texas. April 6. - L. K. C. Fluker, 58, native of Navarro County, merchant of Hester and director of the State National Bank, died in the Scott & White Hospital in Temple at 12:30 o'clock Sunday morning and the funeral was held from the family home in the Hester community Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in the Edens Cemetery. Mr. Fluker was taken to the Temple hospital one week ago.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Clay Fluker and Percy Fluker, both of Luling; one daughter, Miss Ruth Fluker, Hester; two grandchildren, his father, H. E. Fluker, Hester; two brothers, Perry Fluker, Roane, and Joe Fluker, Hester, and one sister, Mrs. George Denbow, Roane.

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NATIVE NAVARRO COUNTY DIED EARLY SUNDAY AT TEMPLE

L.K.C. FLUKER BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; PIONEER HESTER MERCHANT

L.K.C. Fluker, aged 58 years, native of Navarro county, merchant of Hester, and director of the State National Bank, died in the Scott and White hospital in Temple at 12:30 o’clock Sunday morning and the funeral was held from the family home in the Hester community Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Edens cemetery. Mr. Fluker was taken to the Temple hospital one week ago.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Clay Fluker and Percy Fluker, Roane; and Joe Fluker, Hester; one sister, Mrs. George Denbow, Roane, and other relatives.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Louis E. Dugger, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church of Corsicana. Music was furnished by Mesdames Henry Robbins and Percy Townsend and Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.

Pallbearers were Street Mitchell, Edward Parks, Percy D. Williams, Troy Payne, Posey Edwards, W. F. Montfort and Clifford Tatum.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 7, 1930
  • 1st wife Annie (Park) Fluker married Dec. 23, 1894 2nd wife Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Marion) Fluker s/o Hardy Eugene Fluker and Cornelia (McCammon) Fluker
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elizabeth Palmer Flynn
Died Mar 1940

March 21, 1940
Woman Dies, Leaving 79 Living Descendants
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. March 20 - Leaving seventy-nine living descendants, Mrs. Elizabeth Palmer Flynn, 91, resident of this city fifty years, died at her home in Navarro, where she moved three years ago.
Funeral services will be conducted here Thursday afternoon.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Arthur Poe, Navarro; three sons, L. F. Flynn, Corsicana; W. W. Dozier, Hochatown, Okla., and D. G. Dozier, Corsicana; twenty-five grandchildren, twenty-eight great-grandchildren and twenty-two great-great-grandchildren.

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O. E. Ford
Died 1948

Jul 29, 1948
Funeral Services Set For Col. O. E. Ford
CORSICANA, Texas, July 29. - Funeral services are planned Friday afternoon in Crockett for Col. O. E.
Ford Jr., killed in a flight over Romania during World War II, local friends have been advised.
Colonel Ford was commanding officer of Corsicana Field, Air Activities of Texas, prior to being sent overseas.
Surviving are his wife, two small daughters and Mrs. O. E. Ford Sr., all of Crockett.

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Betty O. Walton
abt 1880 - Jun 1938

June 14, 1938
Funeral services for Mrs. Betty O. Walton, 58, widow of the late W. W.
Walton, were held Tuesday. Mrs. Walton was a native of Freestone County but had been a resident of Corsicana fifty-four years. Surviving are three sons, Lloyd Walton of Arp, Marion and Wilfred Walton of New Iberia, La.; a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Stearnes of Corsicana, and two brothers, Meary Graves of Corsicana and Frank Graves of Athens.

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Ray L. Waller
abt 1905 - Feb 1956

February 12, 1956
College Head Dies in Home At Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas. - Ray L. Waller, 51, president of Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, died of a heart attack at his home Saturday night.
Waller had been president of the college since its organization 10 years ago and prior to that he was superintendent of schools at Dawson and of other public schools in this area.
He had not been ill recently. He came in from his farm late Saturday and complained of not feeling well. A physician was called and Waller died shortly after the doctor arrived at the home.
He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Iris Waller, a student in Southern Methodist University, Dallas, and a son, Charles Ray Waller, a Navarro College student.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete.

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Owen Lynch Walker
abt 1904 - Dec 1932

Dec 19, 1932
Navarro Native Son Dies at Corsicana <photo>
CORSICANA, Texas - December 19. - Owen Lynch Walker, native of Navarro County, 28, died in a local hospital Monday morning after an illness of only a few days, and the funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Mgr. V. Graffeo of the local parish.
He was born in Kerens and graduated from Kerens High School in 1924. He came to Corsicana a short time later was an employee of the First State Bank here for six years.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Maggie Walker; two sisters, Misses Mary and Nina Walker and three brothers, James Howard Walker, Joe Garvin Walker and Frank Meredith Walker, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Simeon Burk Waddell
abt 1866 - Jan 1930

Jan 14, 1930
S. B. Waddell Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 14. - Simeon Burk Waddell, 64, died here Tuesday and the body will be forwarded to Fort Worth Wednesday for burial. He came to Corsicana about three months ago. Surviving are his wife, who resides in Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Juanita Hardy, Fort Worth; one half brother, M. M. Hayes, Fort Worth, and two half sisters, Mrs. Lula Ainsworth of Hazelhurt, Miss., and Mrs. Bessie Dlake of Crystal Springs, Miss.

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James S. "Jim" Walker
Jul 8, 1855 - Mar 11, 1932

March 14, 1932
WALKER - Corsicana, Texas, March 14 - Funeral services for Jim C. Walker, 78, retired Southern Pacific Lines engineer, and former resident of Corsicana and Ennis, who died at his home in Houston, were held here Sunday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The services here were conducted by the Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Eugene Walker of Houston and James Walker of Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Ward of Houston, and four grandchildren. The Ennis and Corsicana Masonic lodges had charge of the services at the grave. Pallbearers were R. F. Brumbach, C. S. Morton, W. C. Shipp, N. C. Griffin, M. P. Williams and Cicero King.

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Retired Southern Pacific Engineer Be Buried Sunday

Jim C. Walker, aged 78 years, retired Southern Pacific Lines engineer, died in Houston Friday night at 6:10 o’clock. The body will arrive in Corsicana at 5:33 o’clock Sunday morning over the Southern Pacific Lines and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemeteryy. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Walker resided in Corsicana for a number of years prior to the moving of the Southern Pacific shops to Ennis. He resided in Ennis for a number of years, but had lived in Houston since his retirement.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 12, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alice E. (Jackson) Walker married Sep. 13, 1882 Navarro county
  • (obit says J. C. Walker – marriage record says James S. and census says James S)

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RETIRED SOUTHERN PACIFIC ENGINEER IS BURIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Jim. C. Walker, age 78 years, retired Southern Pacific Lines engineer, and former resident of Corsicana and Ennis, who died at his home 211 Stratford, Houston, , at 6:10 o’clock Friday evening were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services here were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church. A short funeral service was held Saturday afternoon at the family home in Houston with Rev. Clovis G. Chappell in charge.

Mr. Walker resided in Corsicana until the Southern Pacific shops were transferred to Ennis. He had been an engineer on the Southern Pacific Lines for 48 years.

A large number of Masons and railroad men of Ennis and Houston were present for the funeral.

He was a member of Ennis Lodge No. 369, A. F. and A. M.: Scottish Rite Consistory No. 2 and Royal Arch of Ennis.

Music was furnished by the quartette composed of Miss Aline Cheney, Mrs. Joel C. Trimble, Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.

Surviving are two sons, Eugene Walker, Houston, and James Walker, Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Mary E. Ward, Houston and four grandchildren.

The Ennis and Corsicana Masonic Lodges had charge of the services at the grave.

Pallbearers were R. F. Brumach, C. S. Morton, W. C. Shipp, H. C. Griffin, M. P. Williams and Cicero King.

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Pleasant Franklin Walker
Jan 19, 1865 - Mar 28, 1927

March 29, 1927

P. F. Walker of Corsicana Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 29 - P. F. Walker, 62 years old, long-time resident of Corsicana and official of the Corsicana Masonic bodies, died in the Navarro County Hospital Monday night. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
The funeral will be held at the Methodist Protestant Church. The Rev. M. J. Parnell, pastor of the church, assisted by the Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian Church, will have charge of the services at the residence, while the Masons will have charge at the cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, John, Wayne, Harry and Avery Walker; two daughters, Doris and Mildred, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Walter Walker, California; John Walker, Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Rinke, Tacoma, Wash., and numerous other relatives.
Mr. Walker was a member of all the various bodies of Masonry, being a member of Karem Temple, Waco, of the Shrine; member of the local Blue Lodge chapter, Council and Knights Templar and Eastern Star officer. He was tiler of the Blue Lodge for eight years, guard of the chapter and council, sentinel of the Knights Templar and was a Masonic lecturer and custodian of the Masonic Temple.

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LEADING MASON IS BURIED WEDNESDAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR P. F. WALKER WERE HELD THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services for P. F. Walker, aged 62 years, well known Mason, who died in the Navarro County Hospital Monday night at 9:30 o’clock following an illness of a number of weeks from blood poisoning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Methodist Protestant church, corner of West Collin street and Eighteenth street, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. M. J. Parnell, pastor of the Corsicana Methodist Protestant church, assisted by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church. The Masons had charge at the grave.

Mr. Walker was a member of all the various Masonic bodies, being a member of Karem Temple Shrine, Waco, member of the local Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council and Knights Templar. He was Tiler in the Blue Lodge, Guard in the Chapter and Council, and Sentinel in the Commandery, and also an officer in the Eastern Star. In addition he was a Masonic Lecturer and custodian of the Temple.

The following were the active Pallbearers:

John L. McCleary, C. J. Knox, Ed Holmes, Chas. Croft, Max Tatum and Max Levine.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, John, Wayne, Harry and Avery; two daughters, Doris and Mildred, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Walter Walker, California; John Walker, Oklahoma; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Rinke, Tacoma, Washington and numerous other relatives.

He had been a resident of Corsicana for a number of years and for years was in the restaurant business here.

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Susan "Susie" (Morgan) Walker
Nov 15, 1856 - Jul 6, 1928

July 7, 1928
MRs. Walker's Funeral Held
CORSICANA, Texas, July 7. - Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Morgan Walker, 71, who died at her residence Friday, were held from the residence Saturday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. E. M. Stravik, pastor of ht United Presbyterian Church, of which Mrs. Walker was a member.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. E. Craig, Hamilton, Mrs. A. J. Ransom, Fayetteville, Tenn.; Mrs. R. S. Galloway, Corsicana; Mrs. J. B. Jones, Portland, Ore.; three sons, H. B. Walker, Corsicana; Frank and Jack Walker, both of Dallas; twenty-two grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs.
Betti Davis, Dawson; Mrs. W. G. Walker, Fort Worth; two brothers, James H. Morgan, St. Petersburg, Fla., T. E. Morgan, Columbia, Tenn.

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CORSICANA WOMAN DIED FRIDAY AFTER ILLNESS MANY DAYS

Mrs. Susie Morgan Walker, aged 71 years, died at her home, 630 West Fifth avenue at 11:40 o’clock Friday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. C. E. McStravick will conduct services.

She was born in Tennessee, Nov. 15, 1856. She had resided in Navarro county for 28 years. Mrs. Walker was married to A. B. M. Walker in 1877. She was a member of the United Presbyterian church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. E. Craig, Hamilton, Texas; Mrs. A. J. Ransom, Fayetteville, Tenn.; Mrs. R. S. Galloway, Corsicana; Mrs. J. V. Jones, Portland, Oregon; three sons, H. B. Walker, Corsicana; Frank and Jack Walker, both of Dallas; 22 grand children, two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Davis, Dawson; Mrs. W. G. Walker, Fort Worth; two brothers, James H. Morgan, St. Petersburg, Fla.; T. E. Morgan, Columbia, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be J. Y. Stewart, Hugh Stewart, Herman McCandless, C. B. Haley, Givens Mitchell and John Sullivan.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR CORSICANA WOMAN

MRS. SUSIE MORGAN WALKER PASSED AWAY FRIDAY FOLLOWING LONG ILLNESS

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Morgan Walker, aged 71 years, who died at her residence, 630 West Fifth avenue Friday at 11:40 o’clock following a lingering illness, will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. C. E. McStravik, pastor of the United Presbyterian church of which Mrs. Walker was a member.

Mrs. Walker was born in Tennessee and had resided in Corsicana 28 years. She was married to the late A. B. M. Walker in 1877.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. E. Craig, Hamilton, Texas: Mrs. A. J. Ransom, Fayetteville, Tenn.; Mrs. R. S. Galloway, Corsicana; Mrs. J. V. Jones, Portland, Ore.; three sons, H. B. Walker, Corsicana; Frank and Jack Walker, both of Dallas; 22 grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Bettie Davis, Dawson; Mrs. W. G. Walker, Fort Worth; two brothers, James H. Morgan, St. Petersburg, Fla.; T. E. Morgan, Columbia, Tenn.

Pallbearers will be J. Y. Stewart, Hugh Stewart, Herman McCandless, C. B. Haley, Givens Mitchell and John Sullivan.

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Daniel A. Ford
Oct 1, 1881 - Nov 25, 1950

November 27, Wortham, Texas
D. A. Ford, 69, Wortham, Dies
WORTHAM, Texas, Nov. 27. - Funeral services for D. A. Ford, 69, who died of heart attack at his Wortham home Saturday night, were held Monday in the First Baptist Church by the Rev. M. L. Richards and the Rev. Roy Davis.
A native of Troup, Ford lived most of his life in Navarro County and Wortham community. He was a deacon of the Baptist Church, and its Sunday school superintendent.
Ford was a retired merchant and farmer.
He was survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Dewey Tyner of Wortham, Mrs. Eugene Mason of Dallas and Mrs. U. J. Hester of Jackson, Miss.; four sisters, Mrs. George Nokes Sr. of Corsicana, Mrs. Ola Morris, Mrs. Emma Dilley and Mrs. S. J. Haynes, all of Dallas; three grandchildren, three half brothers, Henry Presley and Ben Presley of Dallas, and Buck Presley of Henderson.

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Emily Nicole (Mitchell) Krantz
Sep 1, 1984 - Aug 30, 2005

Emily Nicole Krantz

Emily Nicole Krantz, born Sept. 1, 1984, in Corsicana, died Aug. 30, 2005, in Dallas.

She is survived by her daughters, Lexi and Laci; parents, Tim and Sandra Mitchell of Plano and Keith and Gale Hoffman of Corsicana; grandparents, Ron and Amelia Van Buren of Freeport, Clint and Evelyn Coker of Richland, Walter and Lorna Hoffman of Corsicana and Robert and Midge Mitchell of Dallas; sisters, Lori Strachan and Michelle Hoffman; brothers, Jeff, Greg and Justin Mitchell; aunts, Peggie Bradley, Elizabeth Hudson and Karen Ellis; uncles, Carl Coker and family, Jon Merkelbach, Randall Coker, Billy Dyess and Larry Dyess; cousins, Haley Bradley, Brooke Biggers, Erin Mitchell, Nikki and Maddie Mitchell; and special family, Terry and Pat Granger.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marie Louise Mitchell.

Services will be held at 7 p.m. today at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church, 1437 S. 45th St., Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Lexi Krantz and Laci Owen through Bank One.

Arrangements by Phillips Funeral Home, Carrollton.

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Mae Frances Melton

Mae Frances Melton, 80, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, in Corsicana. Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Bishop K. D. Davis officiating. Interment followed at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Bessie (Tanner) Burleson-Sawyer
Dec 27, 1915 - Aug 30, 2005

Bessie Sawyer, 89, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2005, at Heritage Oaks West. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Pursley with Brother Orvil Barger officiating and assisted by the Rev. Ken Vanderslice. Interment will follow at New Pursley Cemetery.

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Bessie Sawyer
Bessie Sawyer 89 of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday August 30, 2005. she was born December 27, 1915 in Hillsboro Texas to Louis W. and Lillie Tanner. She was a homemaker.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Wednesday August 31, 2005 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00pm Thursday September 1, 2005 at Shady Grove Baptist Church in Pursley with Brother Orvil Bargaer officiating and assisted by Rev. Ken Vanderslice. Burial will follow at New Pursley Cemetery. Pallbearers are Loyle Dyer, Jimmy Nunn, Lance Burleson, Brain Burleson, Tim Burleson, Jack Burleson.
Survivors are sons and daughters in law Johnnie Dean and Gail Burleson of Willis, Jerry Neal and Sherry Burleson of Clyde, Jackie Dwayne and Sharon Burleson of Kerens. 7 grandchildren. 8 great grandchildren. half brother and sisters in law Louis and Lillie Tanner of Purdon, Billy and Vivian Benton of Purdon. sister and half sisters and brother in law Juanita Dyer of Purdon, Delois Lane of Wortham, Reba and Leroy Gullitt of Brownsboro, Faylene Dicks of Wortham.
She is Preceded in death by husbands Rev. John H. Burleson and Paul Sawyer.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana


Lloyd Ferrell

THREE FATALITIES OF A KIND
Boy and Two Men Killed by Being Thrown from a Vehicle
Special to the News
Terrell, Tex., July 22. - Lloyd, the 6-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Ferrell of Corsicana, was thrown from a road wagon last night while going from Quinlan to McCoy, and sustained a rupture of a blood vessel from which he died in a few minutes.

Mrs. Ferrell, with her two children, Lloyd and Cecil, accompanied by her mother, Mrs. N. C. Midgett, of Dallas, alighted from the southbound Midland train at Quinlan Monday evening, and from there took a wagon to McCoy, about seven miles distant, whither they went to visit Rev. Middleton and family.  When within about one-half mile of the lattter's home, the wagon struck a stump and the two boys were thrown from the spring seat to the ground.  Cecil, the youngest boy, was un hurt, but Lloyd never spoke after the accident.  When his mother reached him blood was gushing from his nose, mouth, and ears, and he was dead in a few minutes.

(other non Navarro Co Obituaries followed)

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  • Dallas Morning News - July 23, 1902

William Albert Argo
Mar 25, 1941 - Jan 12, 1986

WILLIAM ARGO
William A. Argo, 44, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Tom Graves officiating.  Burial will be at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was a native of Kansas City, Mo. and had lived in Corsicana for four years.  He was an insurance underwriter with the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company in Dallas.  He graduated from North Texas State University in Denton where he was an All-American track star.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Frances George Argo of Corsicana; two daughters, Maria Argo and Gina Argo of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Vivian Argo of Plano; two sisters, Mrs. Susan Voss of Commerce and Mrs. Judy Smethers of Reno, Nev.; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. George Jr. of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Randy Dill, Nick Long, Tony Perrone, Rob Dunn, Frank Dunn, and Dr. Neal Green.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Jan 13, 1986
  • TXDI: Argo William Albert 01-12-1986 NAVARRO M
  • SSDI: WILLIAM ARGO 25 Mar 1941 Jan 1986 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) 515-36-8147 Kansas

Darrel Dwain "Buck" Warren
Aug 5, 1927 - Feb 21, 1990

Buck Warren, 62, of Corsicana, died Feb. 21, 1990 at his residence.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at the Dresden Cemetery with Barry Fikes officiating.  Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Warren of Corsicana; two sons, Freddie Warren and Bill Warren, both of Brownsboro; one daughter, Jo Ann Warren of Athens; three brothers, Ted Warren and Joe Dean Warren, both of Corsicana, and Wendell Warren of Blooming Grove; and three grandchildren.

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  • Social Security Death Index: BUCK WARREN; 05 Aug 1927; 21 Feb 1990; 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX);  449-38-7528; Texas

Nancy (Mason) Harle
Jan 1, 1919 - Sep 2, 2005

Nancy Mason Harle of Austin passed away on Sept. 2, 2005.
She was born on January 1, 1919 to Sophia and Kenneth Mason and spent her childhood in Corsicana. She graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas and attended UCLA.
She was a devoted daughter, an extraordinary sister and aunt, and loved by many friends.
Nancy is pre-deceased by her infant son, Horace Chilton Boren, Jr., and by her parents, Sophia and Kenneth Mason.
She is survived by her sisters, Flora Mason Giles and Mavis Mason Gallier; four nieces; a nephew; and her loving friend, Bill Luedecke.
A private family ceremony will be held. Entombment will be with her infant son in the Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas.
The family wishes to extend their appreciation to Margie Benavidez for Nancy’s excellent care and to Ora McKinley for her many years of service. Arrangements with Porter Loring, San Antonio.

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Lola (Jenkins) Tramel
Sep 22, 1918 - Sep 4, 2005

Lola Jenkins Tramel, 86, of Midland passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington. Services are pending with Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lola Jenkins Tramel

Lola Jenkins Tramel, 86, of Midland passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Steven Tramel Gaines officiating and George Slover assisting. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Gaines, Steven Tramel Gaines, Mark Gaines, Doug Hardesty, Stan Jenkins and Dean Estoll.
Mrs. Tramel was born Sept. 22, 1918 in Kerens.
Survivors include husband Carey Tramel of Midland; son Carie Don Tramel in Austin; daughters Saundra Gaines of Odessa and Brenda Hardesty of Austin; sister Dolora Pike of Corsicana; brothers Jessie Jenkins of Benchley, William Barkley Jenkins of Van and James Stringer Jenkins of Dawson; grandchildren Michael Gaines, Steven Tramel Gaines, Mark Gaines, Doug Hardesty and Elizabeth Tramel; and great-grandchildren Kassaundra Gaines and Timothy Gaines.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Lola Jenkins Tramel

Lola Jenkins Tramel, 86, of Midland passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at Arlington Memorial Hospital in Arlington.
Services were 10 a.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Steven Tramel Gaines and George Slover officiating. Interment followed at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Michael Gaines, Steven Tramel Gaines, Mark Gaines, Doug Hardesty, Stan Jenkins and Dean Estoll.
Mrs. Tramel was born Sept. 22, 1918 in Bazette.
Survivors include husband Carey Tramel of Midland; son Carey Don Tramel of Austin; daughters Saundra Gaines of Odessa and Brenda Hardesty of Austin; sister Dolora Pike of Corsicana; brothers Jesse Jenkins of Benchley, William Barkley Jenkins of Van and James Stringer Jenkins of Dawson; grandchildren Michael Gaines, Steven Tramel Gaines, Mark Gaines, Doug Hardesty and Elizabeth Tramel; and great-grandchildren Kassaundra Gaines and Timothy Gaines.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lena Mae (Marshall) Ainsworth
Jan 27, 1913 - Sep 1, 2005

Lena Mae Ainsworth

Lena Mae Ainsworth, 92, of Kerens passed away Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at Kerens Care Center.
Services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be G.L. Thomas, Brady Monny, Terry Smith, Chris McBride, Ronnie Kludy and Terry Perry.
Mrs. Ainsworth was born Jan. 27, 1913, in Roane to William Claude Marshall Sr. and Sarah (Baker) Marshall.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Diane Ainsworth of Kerens; grandchildren, Bryan Ainsworth, Angela Wilson and Amy Ainsworth, all of Kerens; nine great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Claude Marshall Jr. of Ennis; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Wanda Lee (Sykes) Shipley

Wanda Lee Shipley

Wanda Lee Shipley, 73, passed away September 2, 2005. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. Wanda retired from Goose Creek school district after many years of service.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dalmain L. Shipley. She is survived by her sons, Alton O'Neal Shipley of Houston and Jeffrey Todd Shipley of Baytown; brothers, James Sykes of Corsicana and J. B. Sykes of Waco; sister, Bernice Hecker of Yakima, Wash.; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, September 4, 2005, at Earthman Funeral Home. There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Monday, September 5, 2005, at Memory Gardens Cemetery, 8624 Garth Road, in Baytown. Reverend Jay Wash will be officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Earthman Funeral Directors, 3919 Garth Road, in Baytown. To view an obituary and to place a tribute, go to, www.earthmanfunerals.com.

Baytown Sun - Sept 6, 2005


Johnny “Mack” McGill
Aug 12, 1940 - Oct 7, 2005

Johnny “Mack” McGrill, 65, of Groesbeck, passed away peacefully at the Veteren’s Affairs Medical Center in Temple as the result of Cancer on Oct. 7, 2005.
Family visitation will be today from noon to 2 p.m. at Porter Chapel in Wortham.
Services will be held at Porter Chapel in Wortham on Monday, October 10 at 1 p.m. Interment will commence at Wortham Cemetery.
John was born in Wortham on Aug. 12, 1940 and was the sun of A.J. “Dob” Lane and Edna Earle Lane of Wortham and Guy Z. and Marguerite McGill of Tucson, Ariz.
John was a 1959 graduate of Wrotham High School and was an All-District tackle on Wortham’s football team.
John was preceded in death by his father, Guy Z. McGill, step-father, A. J. “Dob” Lane, and sister, Claudine McGill Fox.
He is survived by two sons, Bryan Keith of Incline Village, Nev. and John David of San Dimas, Calif.; daughter, Laura Samona of Reno, Nev. and thirteen grandchildren.
John is also survived by three brothers, Bryan McGill of Austin, Jimmy Lane of Dawson and Glenn McGill of Northglen, Colo. and six sisters, Bartine Dickerson and Hope Grayson of Ennis, Jimmie Napper of San Antonio, Bethine Stevens,, Guylene McGill and Timmie Bice of Tucson, Ariz.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cancer Society or the Limestone County Senior Services Project in Groesbeck, Texas, 76642.
Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home in Wortham.

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