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Ronald Wayne Ford
May 1, 1928 - Apr 4, 1934

April 5, 1934
FORD - Corsicana, Texas. April 5. - Funeral services for Ronald Wayne Ford, 5-year-one son of Mr. and Mrs. Mintill Ford, Winters, Texas, who died Wednesday in Temple, were conducted here Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian Church, and the Rev. J. L. Hines, pastor of the Church of Christ, conducted the rites. Surviving are the parents, one brother, Marion Ford, and great-grandfather, J. T. Ford of Mont Calm.

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LITTLE BOY BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY DIED IN TEMPLE

Funeral services for Ronald Wayne Ford, 5-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mintill Ford, Winters, Texas, who died Wednesday in the Scott and White Sanitarium, in Temple, were conducted at 3 o’clock Thursday afternoon at 834 West Sixteenth avenue, Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. J. L. Hines, pastor of the Church of Christ conducted the rites. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, one brother, Marion Ford, and great-grandfather, J. T. Ford, of Mt. Calm.

Arrangements were handled by Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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Martha Lenora "Mattie" (Thomas) Forehand
Oct 3, 1862 - Oct 15, 1952

October 17, 1952
Nonagenarian Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 17. - Funeral services for Mrs. C. L. Forehand, 90, former Kerens resident, who died in Trinidad, were held in Kerens Thursday afternoon. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery. Surviving are a son, E. M. Forehand, Trinidad; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Former Resident Of Kerens Dies

KERENS, Oct. 16. (Spl.)—Mrs. C. L. Forehand, 90, former resident of Kerens, died at the home of her son in Trinidad late Wednesday, following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday from the Inmon chapel in Kerens, with Rev. Greer and Rev. Earley, both of Trinidad, and Cato Sherer, Kerens Church of Christ minister, conducting.

Interment will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

Mrs. Forehand is survived by one son, E. M. Forehand of Trinidad; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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Benjamin Cravens Fortson, Sr.
Jul 21, 1874 - Jan 1, 1921

January 4, 1921
FORTSON - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 4 - The funeral of Ben C. Fortson, 46 years old, who was found dead at his home late Saturday night, took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence on West Second avenue, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Cullum H. Booth, pastor of the First Methodist Church. He was president of the Fortson Grocery Company, a wholesale house, and is survived by his wife and three small children. All the wholesale grocery concerns in the city were closed between 2 and 3 o'clock this afternoon of the funeral.

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Had Been in Ill Health and was Despondent Over Sister’s Death

Ben C. Fortson, 46 years old, president of the Fortson Grocery Company here and prominent in business and social circles, was found dead in his home Saturday with a gunshot wound to his head. A single-barrel shotgun was under the body.

He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Dr. S. W. Johnson of Dallas, three small children, his mother, Mrs. H. A. Halbert; two brothers, Halkourt and Lucien Halbert, the latter of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Wellington Gober and Mrs. Garland Woodward, both of Coleman and three cousins, Tom, John and Joe Fortson all of Rice.

He had been in bad health for some time and since the death of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Adams, who was burned to death in a gasoline explosion in Plainview recently, he has been very despondent. The body was found between 11 and 12 o’clock Saturday night in a closet in his residence.

Mrs. Fortson had been away from the house during the afternoon and when her husband did not return for supper she became uneasy and caused a search to be made with the above result. Justice of the Peace J. J. Sullivan, after viewing the remains, rendered a verdict in accordance with the above.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Cullum H. Booth, pastor of the First Methodist church, from the family residence on West Second avenue at 2 o’clock this afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The active pallbearers were John, Joe and Tom Fortson of Rice; Earl Owens, of Kerens; A. G. Elliott and A. H. Berry of Mexia.

The honorary pallbearers were Capt. Jas. Garitty, Clyde Stroud, R. L. Hamilton, Hon. R. E. Prince, Lawson Coulson, Lowry Martin, W. A. Polk, John Garrison of Ft. Worth; J. L. Halbert, Max Almond, W. C. Clarkson, Sr., Capt. S. A. Pace; W. G. Littlejohn, of Ennis; Dr. T. A. Miller, Harris Ransom, R. B. Johnston, A. H. Kerr, Ralph Beaton, George F. Baum, A. A. Wortham, W. M. Peck, J. E. Butler.

The death of Mr. Fortson was a severe shock to Corsicana. From early youth he has been a substantial link in the social and business circles of the city. He lived a clean life and a life of industry. By reason of his ability and manly course he built up a splendid business and at the time of his death was the head and directing spirit of the Fortson Grocery Company, a wholesale enterprise that held a strong place in the commercial life of Corsicana and enjoyed the confidence and patronage of business men over a wide range of territory. He contributed to the upbuilding of the city in many ways. To the worthy enterprise he lent the weight of liberal funds and his time as a public citizen. To charity he always extended a helping hand. He will be missed—more, he will be deeply mourned by the people among whom he has moved with a steady and faultless step for so many years.

A large concourse of citizens followed his body to its final resting place.

All grocery houses were closed during the funeral hour.

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When men like Ben C. Fortson pass from the stage of action their true worth is fully realized and the community mourns. Mr. Fortson was one of those quiet, study, enterprising business men who are a help a big help, in the progress and growth of the town in which they reside. Mr. Fortson was no exception to his type of citizen. He was a substantial factor in the up-building and the firm growth that has for so many years marked the growth of Corsicana. His call from the pathway of life is deeply regretted.

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PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS FRIEND

S. A. Pace Speaks in Eloquent Praise of Ben C. Fortson

Mr. S. A. Pace is at home from the Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas, where he has been for several weeks. Speaking of his condition, he said: “I had the careful attention of Dr. Baird, his assistants and a corps of good nurses. I have made special efforts to recover from my illness and while I do not think I have made much progress I know very well that I have improved. This much I would like for my friends to know”

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Turning from himself Mr. Pace, “What I want to say to you is in reference to our mutual friend, Ben Fortson. He came to me when he was a mere boy and made application for a position and I took his name as I always did when I had applications made to me, and told him that when I had a vacancy I would let him know and it was only a short time, perhaps a month or so, when he came to me. He was with me for a number of years. When my business was incorporated, he was made secretary and treasurer. Of course, at times we had friction, but he was an honest and manly man and we always made up our troubles and I am glad to say that when he died he was one of the best friends I had.

He came to see me when I was leaving for Dallas and I noticed he was suffering from some cause. I hoped it was only temporary. I have never known in my business experience a more honorable character than Ben Fortson. There was no more honorable man living, and this I want to say to my friends, knowing that I know him just as well and perhaps better than anyone else can know him.”

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 7, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Earle (Johnson) Fortson married Jun. 27, 1907 buried in Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas, Texas. s/o Mary Pauline “Mollie” (Cravens) Fortson-Halbert buried in Coleman City Cemetery, Coleman, Texas.
  • Oakwood Cemetery
     

Benjamin Cravens Fortson Jr.
abt 1910 - Mar 1941

March 28, 1941
FORTSON - Corsicana, Texas. March 28 - Funeral services for Ben Fortson Jr., 31, Oklahoma City oilman, formerly of Corsicana, who was fatally injured Wednesday in an automobile accident in Oklahoma, were held Friday morning in Fort Worth, with burial in Dallas Friday afternoon. Surviving are his wife; a son, Ben Fortson III, and a daughter, Kay Fortson, all of Oklahoma City; mother, Mrs. Earl Johnson Fortson, Fort Worth; a brother, Earl Fortson, and a sister, Carolyn Fortson, both of Fort Worth.

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Annie Elizabeth (Wooten) Foster
Dec 31, 1840 - Nov 8, 1930

Nov 10, 1930
Mrs. Annie E. Foster's Funeral Service Held
Special to The News
CORSICANA. Texas. Nov. 10. - Funeral services for Mrs. Annie E. Foster, 89, resident of Texas forty-five years and Corsicana for forty years, who died at her home here Saturday, were held Sunday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery beside the body of her late husband, W. J. Foster. Mrs. Foster was born near Lawrenceburg, Tenn., Dec. 31, 1840. The family moved to Ellis County, Texas, in 1885 and moved to Corsicana in 1890. She had been a member of the Methodist Church seventy-nine years.
Mrs. Foster is survived by 106 living descendants, including three daughters, Mrs. Bettie Karnes, Mrs. W. M. Layton and Mrs. R. L. Wigley, all of Corsicana; four sons, W. J. W. Foster, Sam Foster, A. S. Foster and A. E. Foster, all of Corsicana; a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. One sister, Mrs. H. M. Sears, Austin, and one brother, A. W. Wooten, Crestview, Murray County, Tennessee, also service.

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PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

MRS. ANNIE E. FOSTER PASSED AWAY LATE SATURDAY AFTER WEEKS OF ILLNESS

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie E. Foster, aged 99 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Texas 45 years and Corsicana for 40 years, who died at her home here Saturday evening at 6:30 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, were held from the home, 2119 West Thirteenth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery beside the body of her late husband, Wm. J. Foster. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she had been a member for 40 years.

Mrs. Foster was born near Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, Dec. 31, 1840. The family moved to Ellis county, Texas, in 1885 and moved to Corsicana in 1890.

She had been a member of the Methodist church 70 years, and was active in church work and was well-known for her many good deeds and pleasant and affable disposition, never complaining, but always looking on the brighter side of life.

She has 106 living descendants.

Surviving are seven children, all of whom were with her during her last illness; three daughters, Mrs. Bettie Karnes, Mrs. W. M. Layton and Mrs. R. M. Wigley, all of Corsicana; four sons, W. J. W. Foster, Sam Foster, A. S. Foster and A. E. Foster, all of Corsicana; a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. H. M. Sears, Austin; and one brother, A. W. Wooten, Crestview, Murray county, Tennessee.

Active pallbearers were the following grandsons:

Roy W. Layton, Lewis Foster, Preston Foster, Ernest Foster, Foster Karnes and Rufus Wigley.

Special songs were furnished by a quartette composed of Mesdames Ruth Williams and W. H. Fendley and Sidney K. Brietz and Roy Leeds.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Ernest E. Foster
Jan 5, 1910 - Jul 22, 1930

July 25, 1930, Dallas, Texas
Ernest Foster Buried
Funeral services for Ernest Foster, 30-year-old construction worker, who was fatally injured when struck by a steam shovel in the process of being dismantled near Record Crossing Tuesday morning, were held in his former home at Corsicana Thursday afternoon. Interment was in that city.
He is survived by his father, E. J. Foster of Corsicana, and his wife and two children of Record Crossing.

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BODY OF VICTIM DALLAS ACCIDENT BE BROUGHT HERE

The body of Ernest Foster, aged 30, who was fatally injured in Dallas late Tuesday when a huge steam shovel fell on him, will arrive in Corsicana Wednesday night on the southbound Southern Pacific train and will be taken to the Sutherland Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at Purdon sometime Thursday where interment will be made, but the time for the funeral had not been decided Wednesday afternoon at press hour.

Foster was a dragline worker on the Trinity river levee project, when the shovel fell on him, he was almost buried in the ground. He was rushed to a hospital where he died a short time later. Both legs were broken and internal injuries were received.

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Funeral Held For Victim of Dallas Accident Thursday

The body of Ernest Foster, aged 30, who was fatally injured when a steam shovel fell on him while working on the Trinity river levee project Tuesday, arrived in Corsicana late Wednesday night and the funeral was held at Purdon Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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THREE WAY

THREE WAY, July 31.—Earnest Foster of Dallas happened to the misfortune Tuesday at his work, being hit by a steam shovel. He died four hours later. His body was laid to rest in the Younger cemetery. He is survived by his father, three sisters and two brothers.

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James Roy Foster
Jan 27, 1905 - Jan 15, 1947

January 17, 1947
James R. Foster Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 17. - James Roy Foster, 41, of Purdon, died in Dallas Wednesday night.
Services were held at the Purdon Baptist Church Friday. Surviving are two sons, Jim Roy Foster, San Francisco, and William Oscar Foster, United States Navy, New York City; a daughter, Helen Fay Foster, New York City; father, James F. Foster, Purdon; two brothers, Ed Foster, Dallas, and Carl Foster, Purdon, and four sisters, Mrs. D. A. Bone, Channelview; Mrs. Joe Reeves and Mrs. J. F. Perkins, both of Dallas and Mrs. J. F. Hunsucker, Houston.

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James Roy Foster Rites Held Friday

Funeral services for James Roy Foster, 41, Purdon, who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday afternoon were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Purdon Baptist church. Burial was in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester White.

Surviving are two sons, Jim Roy Foster, San Francisco, and William Oscar Foster, U. S. Navy, stationed at New York City, a daughter, Helen Fay Foster, New York city; father, James F. Foster, Purdon; two brothers, Ed Foster, Dallas, and Carl Foster, Purdon; four sisters, Mrs. D. A. Bone, Channelview; Mrs. Joe Reeves and Mrs. J. F. Perkins, both of Dallas, and Mrs. J. F. Hunsucker, Houston, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William James Warren Foster
April 9, 1864 - Aug 1947

August 6, 1947
W. J. W. Foster, 83, Dies in Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug 6. - W. J. W. Foster, 83, retired building contractor, died at his home here.
Funeral services were held here Wednesday. Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. E. S. Heim, Bossier City, La.; Mrs. J. B. Rainey, Houston; Mrs. R. L. Pogue, Corsicana; Mrs. Grady Bowdry, Stamford, and Miss Laura Kate Lively, Corsicana; four sons, E. B. Foster, Fort Worth; A. D. Lively, Houston; William Lively, Corsicana, and J. E. Foster, Tyler; twenty grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, Judge A. E. Foster, Corsicana, and Sam H. Foster, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Hautie Wigley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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David McMurray "Mack" Fouty
Dec 29, 1870 - Jan 31, 1937

February 1, 1937
FOUTY - Corsicana, Texas, Feb. 1. - Funeral services for D. M. Fouty, 66, life-long resident of Navarro County, who died at his home Sunday afternoon were held Monday afternoon. Surviving are his wife, a son, Allen Thomas Fouty, and a daughter, Lillian Fouty, all of Corsicana, and a brother, J. M. Fouty, Navarro.

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LIFELONG NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT WAS BURIED MONDAY

Funeral services for D. M. Fouty, aged 66 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, who died at his home, 1246 North Beaton Street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock, were held from the family home Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in the
Hopewell cemetery near Navarro. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Mr. Fouty was born near Navarro and resided in that section until he moved to Corsicana a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Allen Thomas Fouty and a daughter, Lillian Fouty, all of Corsicana, and a brother, J. M. Fouty, Navarro.

Pallbearers were Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, Deputy Sheriff Walter Hayes, J. D. Carroll, George Boyd, Walter Beeman and W. H. Chewning.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mrs. Eliza Jane (Madewell) Fowler
Feb 9, 1896 - Jun 16, 1935

June 17, 1935
FOWLER - Corsicana, Texas. June 17. - Double funeral services for Mrs. Eliza J. Fowler, 39, and an infant son, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon. Surviving are her husband, J. W. Fowler; three sons, John Jr., Coy and Robert Lee Fowler, and three daughters, Lillie May, Marjorie and Marie Fowler, all of Corsicana; ten brothers and two sisters.

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Richland

RICHLAND, June 20.—(Spl.)—Mrs. John Fowler and baby who died in a Corsicana hospital was buried in the Richland cemetery Monday afternoon.

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Alexander Fox
Mar 20, 1838 - Jan 2, 1922

January 3, 1922
FOX - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 3. - Alexander Fox, 84 years old, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sadie Salsberg, in Fort Wroth, after a brief illness and the body arrived in Corsicana this afternoon at 4:10 o'clock over the Interurban and was taken to the family home, corner of Fifth avenue and Thirteenth street. From this place the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in the Jewish Cemetery.
Rabbi M. G. Solomon of Temple Beth-El will conduct the services. With the passing of Alexander Fox Corsicana loses one of its oldest citizens.
He came to Corsicana with the H. & T. C. Railroad and embarked in the dry goods and clothing business and was continuously in that line of business until about four years ago when he retired. He was born in Germany but came to the United States when a young man. He is survived by five children, all grown, as follows; Mrs. T. J. Hickey, Corsicana; Morris Fox, Corsicana; Mrs. Sadie Salsberg, Fort Worth; Abe Fox and Rob Fox, both of New York City.

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Pioneer Corsicana Business Man Dies

Alexander Fox, aged 84, years, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sadie Salsberg in Fort Worth, after a brief illness. The body will arrive in Corsicana this afternoon at 4:10 o’clock over the interurban and will be taken to the family home , corner Fifth avenue and Thirteenth street, from which place the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rabbi M. G. Solomon officiating, and with interment in the Hebrew cemetery.

With the passing of Alexander Fox, Corsicana loses one of its pioneer business men. Mr. Fox came to Corsicana with the H. & T. C. railroad and immediately embarked in the dry goods and clothing business and was continuously in that line of business until about four years ago when he retired. He was born in Germany but came to the United States while yet a young man.

Mr. Fox is survived by five children, all grown, as follows; Mrs. T. J. Hickey, Corsicana; Morris Fox, Corsicana; Mrs. Sadie Salsberg, Fort Worth; Abe Fox and Rob Fox, both of New York City.

Following is a list of the pallbearers:
Actyive—B. Marks, C. D. Speed, H. Kaufman, Meyer Cohen, Geo. Whytte, W. W. Ballew.
Honorary—Capt. James Garitty, Aaron Ferguson, Ike Cerf, A. H. Kerr, F. N. Drane, W. A. Chestnutt, Geo. T. Jester, Dr. Homer Juester, Rufus Hardy, Bully Robinson, N. C. Goodman, W. H. Hastings, Robt. Jarett, W. J. McKie, Ike Levy, Richard Mays, A. B. Douglass, W. C. Procter, Dallas; Geo. Hitt, Dallas; Julius Locb, Dallas.

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Eli Fox
Dec 16, 1869 - Aug 28, 1916

August 28, 1916
Fox - Corsicana, Texas. Aug. 28. - Eli Fox, for many years one of Corsicana's best-known merchants, died at his home, 503 South Fifteenth street, last night at 12:25 after a long illness. The deceased was born at Springfield, Dec. 16, 1869, and came here when quite young. The body will be buried tomorrow, the pallbearers being Luther A. Johnson, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Ben Fortson, J. P. Stephenson, George Whytte, Dr. Dubart Miller, Rufus Caldwell and Captain W. J. McKie.

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PROMINENT MERCHANT DEAD.

Passes Away After Long Illness At His Home

From Monday’s Daily.
Eli Fox for many years one of Corsicana’s best known merchants, died at his home, 503 South Fifteenth street, last night at 12:25 after a long illness. The deceased was born at Springfield, Texas, December 16, 1869, and at the time of his death was 46 years, 8 months and 12 days of age. Most of the life of the deceased was spent in Corsicana and from boyhood he was a member of the dry goods firm of Fox & Son. Although of quiet and retiring manners the deceased had a large circle of personal friends and was universally esteemed by those who knew him.

Surviving the deceased is his widow, this venerable father, one brother and two sisters.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from the family home at 10 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood. The following will act as pallbearers:

Hon. Luther A. Johnson, Dr. R. M. Holloway, Ben Fortson, J. P. Stephenson, George Whytte, Dr. Dubart Miller, Rufus Caldwell and Capt. W. J. McKie.

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  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday, Aug 29, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sallie (Dawson) Franklin
abt 1875 - Jan 1931

See: Sarah Alice (Dawson) Franklin


T. H. Franklin
abt 1855 - Jun 1930

June 28, 1930
The Rev. T. H. Franklin Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. June 28. - The Rev. T. H. Franklin, retired minister, age 75 years, died at the home of his son, J. T. Franklin, in the Mildred community Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and the funeral was held at the Lost Prairie Cemetery, fifteen miles south of Mexia, Saturday morning. Surviving are his wife, one son and one daughter.

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Jackie Herbert Frazier
May 10, 1929 - May 28, 1930

May 28, 1930
Richland Infant Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, May 28. - Jack H. Frazier, 1-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Frazier of the Richland community, died Tuesday night at 9:30 o'clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

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Little Child Died Buried Wednesday in Hamilton Cemetery

Jack H. Frazier, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Frazier of the Richland community, died on Tuesday night at 9:30 and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 with interment in the
Hamilton Cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 28, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o John Alfred Frazier, Sr. and Cora Nellie (Young) Frazier

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Little Child Dies in Pursley Community

The death angel came to the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Frazier of Pursley Tuesday night and claimed their little son, Jackie Herbert or “Little Jackie Boy.”

Little Jackie was one year old and weighed thirty pounds when taken sick. He was loved by everyone who knew him. He is survived by his parents, Julia, Corene, Alfred, Lorene, Troy, Thomas and Weldon of Pursley, and Leslie Frazier of Harvey, Texas, Bill Frazier of Burkburnett and Mrs. F. G. Humphreys of Angus.

Little Jackie was taken sick Sunday, May 18th And died the 27th. He was laid to rest in the
Hamilton Cemetery Wednesay afternoon.

--Contributed.

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Mrs. Robert L. Frazier
abt 1877 - Dec 1938

Moved to Addie (Kessinger) Frazier


John Douglas Frederick
May 20, 1889 - May 12, 1952

May 14, 1952
John Frederick's Rites Held at Blooming Grove
CORSICANA, Texas, May 14. - John Douglas Frederick, 63, retired farmer, died at his home here.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the White Church Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. D. Frederick Jr., and J. E. Frederick, both of Corsicana, and Will Frederick, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. M. B. Cooper, Mrs. Ruth Ellis and Mrs. W. B. Green, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren; three brothers, George Frederick, Fort Worth; Bob Frederick, San Diego, Calif., and Lloyd Frederick, Stephenville; five sisters, Mrs. Mack Phillips and Mrs. Will Cobb, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Clennie Moseley, Mrs. Clara Alfinger and Mrs. Arthur Holmes, all of Dallas, and his stepmother, Mrs. Ida Frederick, Blooming Grove.

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Ophelia J. (Tillman) Freeman
abt 1835 - Dec 5, 1908

December 7, 1908, Dallas, Texas
DEATH OF MRS. O. J. FREEMAN
Deceased Was Born in Mississippi Seventy-Three Years Ago.
Mrs. O. J. Freeman died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Henry, 164 Masten street, Friday night. The deceased, who was Miss Ophelia Tillman, was a native of Copeah County, Mississippi, where she was born seventy-three years ago. She went to Navarro County, Texas in 1873, and there resided until recently. She is survived by four children: Fred W. Freeman and John T. Freeman of El Paso, and Mrs. Henry and Miss Inez Freeman of Dallas. Funeral service was held at 5 p.m. yesterday, Rev. R. C. Buckner, assisted by Rev. G. A. Farris, officiating. The body was sent to Corsicana for interment.

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William Green Duke
abt 1871 - Feb 1953

February 22, 1953
Corsicana Rites Held For W. G. Duke, 82
CORSICANA, Texas. Feb. 22. - W. G. Duke, 82, died Saturday morning at Hubbard.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel here Sunday at 2 p.m.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Center Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. W. Putman, Hubbard; Mrs. Cleo Hardy, Overton, and Mrs. F. V. Chapman, Big Spring; a son, C. E. Duke, Corsicana; a brother, Jesse Duke, Carthage.

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W. G. Duke
Aug 29, 1869 - Feb 21, 1953

W. G. Duke Rites Held On Sunday
Funeral services for W. G. Duke, 82, who died at Hubbard early Saturday, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p. m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of Central Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwoud cemetery.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. W. Putman. Hubbard; Mrs. Cleo Hardy, Overton, and Mrs. F. V. Chapman, Big Spring; a son, C. E. Duke, Corsicana; a brother, Jesse Duke, Carthage, and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Claude Duncan
Nov 7, 1887 - May 23, 1940

May 22, 1940
DUNCAN - Corsicana, Texas, May 22. - Claude Duncan, 52, resident of Navarro County thirty years, died at his home here early Wednesday with a heart attack. Funeral will be held here Thursday afternoon, with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Cleo Duncan, both of Corsicana; five brothers, Robert, Rube and Pittser Duncan, all of New Albany, Miss.; John Duncan, Arkansas and Ernest Duncan, Lilbourn, Mo., and a sister, Mrs. Ola Blair, Lilbourn, Mo.

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Funeral Services for Claude Duncan Are Held Thursday

Funeral services for Claude Duncan, aged 62 years, who died at his home here Wednesday morning following a heart attack, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley chapel. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Jones, Baptist minister of Streetman.
A native of Pontotoc County, Miss., he had resided in Navarro County for the past 30 years.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Cleo Duncan, both of Corsicana; five brothers, Robert Duncan, Rube Duncan and Pittser Duncan, all of New Albany, Miss.; John Duncan, Arkansas, and Ernest Duncan, Lilbourn, Mo.; and a sister, Mrs. Ola Blair, Lilbourn, Mo.
Mrs. Duncan is the daughter of the late W. H. Cruse, Sr., of Barry.
Pallbearers were L. L. Powell, Derwood George, Julian Warren, Jack Gillen, Oscar Ingram and Grover Corley.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun, May 23, 1940
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs

Mattie A. Duncan
abt 1864 - Oct 1920

October 14, 1920, Dallas, Texas
DUNCAN - Mrs. Mattie A. Duncan, fifty-six years old, died Wednesday in a local sanitarium. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. A. H. Cook of Cedar Grove, La., and Mrs. J. G. Johnson of Corsicana. Funeral services will be held in the Weiland parlors at 10 a.m. Thursday, with burial in Grove Hill Cemetery.

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Aurelia (Johnson) Dunham
Sep 23, 1855 - Feb 13, 1923

Feb 15, 1923
Dunham - Mrs. Aurelia Dunham, 67 years old, of Eureka, Texas, who was visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. W. Howard, 1002 South Sanger avenue in Beverly Hills, died Tuesday night at the St. Paul Sanitarium. Besides her daughter, Mrs. Howard, she is survived by her husband, J. T. Dunham of Eureka; three sons, W. B. Dunham of Beaumont and R. C. and J. T. Dunham Jr. of Eureka, and two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Castles and Mrs. R. C. Richardson, both of Corsicana. The body was sent to Corsicana Wednesday afternoon by Lamar & Smith, undertakers, for burial.

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Died in Dallas.

Mrs. Joe Dunham, whose home was at Eureka, died in Dallas last night, where she was visiting a daughter.

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In Memoriam.

Mrs. Aurelia Dunham was born in Sumpter county, Alabama, September 26, 1856 and departed this life February 13, 1923. She was visiting her daughter in Dallas at the time of her death. Her remains were brought to her daughter’s home, Mrs. Walter Castles, and thence to Eureka for interment, where the funeral services were conducted by the Revs., Messrs, Whit and Patterson.

This simple announcement makes known the termination of an earthly life of which we can say truly she lived for others.

Her father, Dr. J. H. Johnston, moved to Centerville, Leon county, about the year 1858 where he had an extensive practice, until he was called to service as surgeon in the Confederate Army. About 1868 he moved to Eureka, Texas. Mrs. Dunham was second of four children. She was united in marriage to Mr. J. T. Dunham, November 28, 1876. Mrs. Dunham is survived by husband and six children, Mrs. Annie Castle and Mrs. Emma Richardson of Corsicana; Mrs. Ellise Howard of Dallas, Wm. B. Dunham of Beaumont, R. Chatham and J. T. of Eureka. We will miss her in our homes and in our community and in her own hospitable home, where she was ever ready to meet you with a welcome. Having fulfilled a woman’s noblest mission, as wife, mother, a neighbor in sickness and health, a Christian in a true sense, she now rests from her labors and her works do follow her, while her children rise up and call her blessed.

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Mary A. (Long) Dunn
Dec 11, 1863 - Mar 6, 1936


March 6, 1936
DUNN - Corsicana, Texas, March 6. - Mrs. Mary A. Dunn, 72, resident of Corsicana ten years, died at the family residence shortly before noon Friday and funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday afternoon, with burial in Hamilton Cemetery, the Rev. H. B. Clark of the North Corsicana Methodist Church officiating. Mrs. Dunn had been ill about two weeks. She is survived by three sons, W. R. Dunn of Corsicana, J. A. Dunn of Cooper, Texas, and H. L. Dunn of Calipatria, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Beulah Price, Miss Bauna Dunn and Mrs. W. W. Watson, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Gaines of Konowa, Okla.; Mrs. Jennie Melton of Rush Springs, Okla., and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MARY DUNN TO BE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Dunn, aged 72 years, who died shortly before noon Friday will be held from the family home, 1102 North Commerce street, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mrs. Dunn had resided in Corsicana for the past 10 years.

Surviving are three sons, W. R. Dunn, Corsicana; J. A. Dunn, Cooper, and H. L. Dunn, Calibatria, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Beulah Price, Miss Beuna Dunn and Mrs. W. W. Watson, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Gaines, Konowa, Okla.; and Mrs. Jennie Melton, Rush Springs, Okla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Avam Smith, J. L. Neal, Jimmie Foster, Odell Price, Aubrey Price, Thomas McPherson and Billy Eckelman.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DUNN ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Dunn, aged 72 years, who died shortly before noon Friday were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family Home, 1102 North Commerce street, with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Clark, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Mrs. Dunn had resided in Corsicana for the past 10 years.

Surviving are three sons, W. R. Dunn, Corsicana; J. A. Dunn, Cooper, and H. L. Dunn, Calibatria, Calif.; five daughters, Mrs. Beulah Price, Miss Beuna Dunn and Mrs. W. W. Watson, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Gaines, Konowa, Okla.; and Mrs. Jennie Melton, Rush Springs, Okla.; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ovam Smith, J. L. Neal, Jimmie Foster, Odell Price, Aubrey Price, Thomas McPherson and Billy Eckelman.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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George W. Durham
Apr 27, 1840 - Oct 12, 1930

October 13, 1930
George W. Durham Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 13. - George W. Durham, 90, retired farmer, native of Alabama, but resident of Navarro County thirty-five years, died here Sunday. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emma Osborne, Mrs. Eva Hart and Miss Lillie Durham, all of Corsicana; and Mrs. Birdie Reynolds, Hubbard, and numerous other relatives.

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RETIRED FARMER, AGED NINETY YEARS IS BURIED SUNDAY

George W. Durham, aged 90 years, retired farmer, native of Alabama, but resident of Navarro county 35 years, died at 715 West Tenth avenue Sunday morning at 12:50 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis, and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jones, Baptist minister of Richland.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Emma Osborne, Mrs. Eva Hart and Miss Lillie Durham, all of Corsicana; and Mrs. Birdie Reynolds, Hubbard and numerous other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Artie Belle Dycus
abt 1883 - Nov 1932

November 10 1932
Mrs. W. T. Dycus Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 10. - Mrs. Artie Belle Dycus, 49, died at the family home in the Drane community Thursday morning and the funeral will be held at the family home Friday afternoon. The body will be forwarded to Humble late Friday night for burial. Surviving are her husband, W. T. Dycus, Drane; four daughters, Mary Magdalene Dycus, Drane; Clara Belle Whitney, Corsicana; Rena Whitney, Tullos, and Mrs. B. M. Mitchell, Houston; seven sons, Oliver Whitney, Conroe; J. L. Whitney, Thompson; P. A. Whitney, Corsicana; Charles Spann, Carl Spann, Ferguson Spann and Douglas Spann, all of Corsicana.

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Ida Lena (Duncan) Dycus
May 12, 1877 - July 27, 1926

July 29, 1926
DYCUS - Corsicana, Texas. July 29. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Dycus, who died at Maedell, eighteen miles south of Jacksonville, were held Wednesday with burial in the Zion's Rest Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, W. J. Dycus, and nine children.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 4 P.M. FOR MRS. DYCUS

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Dycus, who died at Maedell, Texas, 18 miles south of Jacksonville, Tuesday morning were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Zion's Rest Cemetery. The body was brought to Corsicana overland Tuesday night.

She is survived by her husband, W. J. Dycus and nine children.

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James Mason Dyer Sr.,
Oct 17, 1857 - Nov 15, 1934

November 15, 1934
HEAD OF MERCANTILE ESTABLISHMENT DIES <photo>
J. M Dyer Sr., 77, Corsicana Civil Leader, Is Dead
Prominent Merchant Expires While Conversing With Employe
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 15 - J. M. Dyer Sr., 77, leader in the civic and commercial affairs of Corsicana for may years, died at 9:30 a.m. Thursday while sitting at the counter on the first floor of the J. M. Dyer Company store talking to an employee. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday from the First Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Dyer served two terms as president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, was a member of the Corsicana Lions Club many years and served as a director of the Corsicana Cotton Mills until a few months ago, when he asked to be relieved. He was a past president of the Texas Retail Dry Goods Association, a member of the board of the United Charities, and an elder in the First Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Dyer arrived in Dallas at noon Thursday en route home from a visit with Mr. Dyer's sister, Mrs. Rives Casey at Morganfield, Ky. A telegram was received from Mrs. Casey to the effect that she will arrive in Corsicana Friday morning.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Adair Dyer, Dallas, general counsel for the St. Louis-Southwestern Railway Company of Texas, and J. M. Dyer Jr., Corsicana, and a daughter, Mrs. ___ Miller, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CIVIC LEADER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

J. M. DYER, SR., DIED SUDDENLY THURSDAY RESULT OF HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for J. M. Dyer, SR., aged 77 years, civic and business leader here for the past 20 years, who died suddenly Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock at the J. M. Dyer company department store while talking to an employee, were held from the First Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

In addition to heading the department store bearing his name, J. M. Dyer was a director of the Corsicana Cotton Mills for a number of years and was interested in other financial enterprises of the community. He was a past president of the Texas Retail Dry Goods association and served as president of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce for two years as well as being prominent in other civic affairs. He was a member of the board of the United Charities and a member of the advisory board of the Salvation Army. Mr. Dyer had been a member of the Lions club for many years and was an elder in the First Presbyterian church.

Survivors.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, Adair Dyer, general attorney for the St. Louis Southwestern Railway company of Texas, Dallas, and J. M. Dyer, Jr., an executive of the J. M. Dyer company, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Brandon Miller, Corsicana; a grandson, three sisters, Mrs. Rives Casey, Morganfield, Ky.; Mrs. Charles Lemon, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Mrs. Edward Wharton, Greensboro, N. C.: three brothers, Rice Dyer, Morganfield, Ky.; Ben Dyer, Sturgis, Ky.; and Dr. Marsh Dyer, Fayetteville, Tenn., and other relatives.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Singers were Mrs. Percy Townsend, Mrs. H. O. Blanding, Lloyd Kerr and Edward F. Hearn.

Pallbearers.
Active pallbearers were Jester Pittman, Roland Puryear, Nathan Crouch, Lowry Martin, Walter Fendley and Perry McCammon.
Honorary pallbearers were the elders of the First Presbyterian church and friends.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

K. M. Post, general superintendent, and B. F. Yowell, general claim agent, both of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway company, were here Friday for the funeral services representing the railroad lines.

It was announced at the office of the Retail Merchants Association early Friday afternoon that the members of that organization will be closed during the funeral hour.

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DECEASED CORSICANA MAN IS PRAISED IN CURRENT WAR CRY

An article of interest to Corsicana citizens appears in the January 12 issue of “The War Cry,” Salvation Army magazine. It is an account of the passing of J. M. Dyer, and contains a resolution drawn up by the Corsicana Advisory Board. A cut of Mr. Dyer heads the article, which was sent in by Commandant and Mrs. Van Sweden.

Following is the write-up, under a box head.

“Mr. J. M. Dyer Called Above.”

CORSICANA, TEXAS -- (Commandant and Mrs. Van Sweden)—Mr. J. M. Dyer, Sr., for many years a member of the Corsicana Advisory Board and a warm friend of the Salvation Army, has been called by the Death Angel. He was stricken with a heart attack in his place of business, the Dyer’s Department Store.

The following resolution was passed by the Corsicana Advisory Board following the death of Mr. Dyer:

“J. M. Dyer, Sr., our friend, advisor and an honored member of this board, was called to his reward. The going away being sudden and without warning, it brought a shock to Corsicana and vicinity.

“The deceased for twenty-five years was an honored and influential citizen of Corsicana and he left his footprints in every walk of life, his business life, his home life, his church life, his efforts in behalf of the unfortunate, and his zeal in civic matters stamped him as one of Corsicana’s foremost citizens.

“He was ever ready to do a good turn. He spent his life in upbuilding his community; his was a loving character and he had drawn around him a large circle of friends and admirers. He was a master at his business and the great business he built up stands as a monument to his genius as a business man of the first rank.

“His leaving has left a void in many of the ranks of the activities of the city, among them being his useful place in the Salvation Army Advisory Board.

“Therefore, it is the consensus of this body that we have lost a great worker and man and we extend to his family and his many friends our deepest sympathy in this great loss.

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Josephine (White) Dyer
May 22, 1850 - Apr. 25, 1929

April 26, 1929
Navarro Woman Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, April 26. - Mrs. Josephine Dyer, 78, resident of Corsicana and Navarro County for many years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Odom, near Lake Halbert Thursday. The funeral was held at the Calvary Baptist Church Friday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are two sons, Pirl Dyer and W. S. Dyer, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Odom of Corsicana, Mrs. Maggie Childs of Childress and Mrs. Rosie Patterson of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, a half-brother, Shelby Dyer of Rice, and other relatives.

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AGED CORSICANA WOMAN DIED HERE FUNERAL FRIDAY

Mrs. Josephine Dyer, 78, 715 East Ninth avenue, native of Baltimore, Md., but resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for many years died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. J. Odom, near Lake Halbert, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the funeral was held at the Calvery Baptist church Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Pearl Dyer and W. S. Dyer, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. J. Odom, Corsicana; Mrs. Maggie Childs, Childress; Mrs. Rosie Patterson, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren; one half-brother, Shelby Dyer, Rice and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 26, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joseph Johnson “Cave” Dyer buried in Petty’s Chapel cemetery d/o John White and Mary (unk) White per death certificate (step-brother in obit is Joe Shelby Dyer, her step-son- buried in Rice cemetery)

Julia (Scott) Dyer
Jul 25, 1869 - Aug 22, 1945

August 22, 1945
Civil Leader Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 22. - Mrs. J. M. Dyer Sr., church and civic leader here, died suddenly Wednesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Mrs. Dyer was the wife of the late J. M. Dyer. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Truman Bragg, Corsicana; two sons, J. M. Dyer Jr., Corsicana, and Adair Dyer, Dallas attorney; five grandchildren and two sisters.

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Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Sr., Died Suddenly In Local Hospital

Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Sr., long-time Corsicana resident, died suddenly, in the P. and S. Hospital shortly before 2 p.m. Wednesday following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held here but arrangements had not been perfected at press hour Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Dyer came to Corsicana many years ago with her late husband, the founder of the J. M. Dyer Company, department store. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian church, Kinsloe House and other civic organizations.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Truman Bragg, Corsicana; two sons, J. M. Dyer, Corsicana, and Adair Dyer, Dallas; five grandchildren, two sisters, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. M. DYER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Sr., aged 76 years, who died suddenly in the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon shortly before 2 o’clock, will be held from the family home, 400 West Third avenue, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Dyer had long been a member.

A native of Monticello, Fla., Mrs. Dyer came to Corsicana in 1909 with her late husband, J. M. Dyer, founder of the J. M. Dyer Company, from Kentucky.

Mrs. Dyer was a charter member and past regent of the James Blair Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, a member of the Colonial Dames in Dallas, Kinsloe House and other civic organizations.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Truman Bragg, Corsicana; two sons, J. M. Dyer, Corsicana, and Adair Dyer, Dallas; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emmett Smith, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. A. F. Fox, West Point, Miss., and other relatives.

J. M. Dyer Company closed Wednesday afternoon when Mrs. Dyer’s death occurred, and will remain closed until Saturday morning.

Pallbearers will be from the elders of the First Presbyterian church and employees of the J. M. Dyer Company.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. M. DYER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Dyer, Sr., 76, who died Wednesday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Friday afternoon from the family home, 400 West Third Avenue. Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Dyer had been a long-time member. Pallbearers were from the elders of the church and the employees of the J. M. Dyer Company, founded by her late husband, J. M. Dyer, Sr.

A native of Florida, Mrs. Dyer came to Corsicana in 1909 from Kentucky.

The Dyer Company department store closed Wednesday afternoon and re-opens Saturday morning.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Truman Bragg, Corsicana; two sons, J. M. Dyer, Corsicana, and Adair Dyer, Dallas; five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Emmett Smith, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. A. F. Fox, West Point, Miss., and other relatives.

Mrs. Dyer was a charter member and past regent of the James Blair chapter. Daughters of the American Revolution; a member of the Colonial Dames, Dallas; Kinsloe House and other organizations.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Thomas V. Dyson
abt 1892 - Aug 1927

August 6, 1927
Oil Worker Dies After Tuckertown Accident
CORSICANA, Texas. Aug 6. - Thomas V. Dyson, aged 35 years, employee of the Humble Oil and Refining Company, died in the Navarro County Hospital Friday night from injuries sustained Friday afternoon when a pin sliced in the crown block at a derrick near Tuckertown in the oil field while the crew was pulling tubing. The right shoulder and side were crushed by the impact. He was brought to the hospital, but died soon after reaching Corsicana.
The body was sent to Marlin. The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at Marlin, where burial will be made.
Surviving are his wife, two small children; one brother, Will Dyson, near Marlin, four sisters, Mmes. Thompson and Ritter, both of McClanahan; Mrs. Lillie Smith, Corsicana, and Miss Fannie Dyson of Carbon.

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Phillip Nolan Smith
Oct 6, 1910 - Sep 4, 2005

Phillip N. Smith, Native of Corsicana was born on October 6, 1910, and passed away peacefully at his home on September 4, 2005. He would have celebrated his 95th birthday next month. He has been surrounded by his dear friends and caregivers Mary Guerra, Maria Carmen Marez, Bob Lindsey, Karen Smith and the Angels at Home. His family is grateful for the excellent medical care through the years provided by Dr. Kent Rogers and staff, Dr. James Witten, and Dr. Sam Marynick. The Smith family also appreciates the constant and loyal support of the church family at Church of Christ at Westhill. Visitation will be held Monday, September 5, 2005 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 at the Church of Christ at Westhill. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Fred Putman, Geroge Schmidt, Bill Jones, Allen Smith and Melba Bower. Honorary Pallbearers will be Robert Walker, Bob Lindsey and Maco Stewart. Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents Robert & Della Smith, Two Brothers Robert Fleet & Alton B. Smith, Four Sisters Laura Smith Sparks, Deull Smith Frederick, Bittie Smith Becker, and Lola Smith Allen. He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years Emma Smith, his Daughter & Son-in-Law Dell & Dr. Michael Putman of Dallas, Son Phil Smith, Jr. of Dallas, Granddaughter Molly Kathleen Tuttle of Dallas, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Phil Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund at Corsicana High School where he won county and statewide debate tournaments in 1928, 3701 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Phillip N. Smith

Phillip N. Smith, 94, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 peacefully at his home.
Services will be 4 p.m. today at Westhill Church of Christ with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Fred Putman, George Schmidt, Bill Jones, Allen Smith and Melba Bower.
Honorary pallbearers will be Robert Walker, Bob Lindsey and Maco Stewart.
Mr. Smith was born Oct. 6, 1910 in Corsicana. He would have celebrated his 95th birthday next month. He has been surrounded by dear friends and caregivers Mary Guerra, Maria Carmen Marez, Bob Lindsey, Karen Smith and the Angels at Home. His family is grateful for the excellent medical care through the years provided by Dr. Kent Rogers and staff, Dr. James Witten and Dr. Sam Marynick, The Smith family also appreciates the constant and loyal support of the church family at Church of Christ at Westhill.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Della Smith; brothers Robert Fleet Smith and Alton B. Smith; and sisters Laura Smith Sparks, Deuil Smith Fredrick, Bittie Smith Becker and Lola Smith Allen.
Survivors include his wife of almost 70 years, Emma Smith of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Dell and Dr. Michael Putman of Dallas; son Phil Smith Jr. of Dallas; granddaughter Molly Kathleen Tuttle of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Phil Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund at Corsicana High School, 3701 W. Hwy. 22, Corsicana, TX 75110, where he won county and statewide debate tournaments in 1928.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Phillip Nolan Smith, 94, passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005 at his residence. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Services pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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Milford L. Prichard Jr.
May 23, 1929 - Aug 23, 2005

Abilene Milford L. Prichard Jr., age 76, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at Hendrick Health Systems in Abilene.
Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, August 25th, at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Rd., Abilene, TX.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, August 26th, at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church with doctors H. Bailey Stone, Phil Christopher and Jeff Ried officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home.
Milford Lewis Prichard Jr. was born on May 23, 1929, in Corsicana, Texas, to parents Milford Lewis Prichard Sr. and Lizzie A. Brooks Prichard. He graduated from White Face High School in 1946 and went on to attend Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico; and later graduated from Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene in 1957. He married Rosa Lee Hemphill in Littlefield, Texas, on June 10, 1958, after she graduated from HSU, where they met. They lived in Abilene from 1958 to 1978 when they moved to Odessa; and then returned to Abilene in 1995. Milford worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 39-years. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Abilene, and in his earlier years he was ordained as a Deacon at Southside Baptist Church, where he faithfully served and also taught Sunday school. While in Odessa, he served as a Deacon and taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church. He was active through Abilene Baptist Social Ministries; a former member of Greater Abilene Kiwanas Club; served on the HSU Academic Foundation; was involved in the HSU Cowboy Club; and was also an avid supporter of the HSU sports programs. Milford was preceded in death by his parents.
Milford is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years, Rosa Lee of Abilene; a son, Marlon Prichard and wife, Sherry, of Seminole; a daughter, Lou Ann and husband, Paul Draper, of Abilene; three brothers, Bill Prichard and wife, Sue, of Odessa, Jim Prichard and wife, Phyllis, of Odessa, and Ed Prichard, of Florida; also one sister, Fay and husband, Jerry Rutherford, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas; two grandchildren, Daniel Paul Draper and Grace Leann Prichard; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be sent to the HSU Athletics Department or Donor’s favorite charity.

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Milford L. Prichard Jr.

Milford L. Prichard Jr., age 76, died Tuesday, August 23, 2005, at Hendrick Health Systems in Abilene. Funeral Services will be held Friday, August 26th, at 2 p.m. at Pioneer Drive Baptist Church with Dr. H. Bailey Stone, Dr. Phil Christopher and Dr. Jeff Ried officiating. Burial will follow in Elmwood Memorial Park under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home. Visitation will be Thursday evening, August 25th from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Rd., Abilene, TX.

Milford Lewis Prichard, Jr. was born on May 23, 1929 in Corsicana, Texas to parents Milford Lewis Prichard, Sr. and Lizzie A. Brooks Prichard. He graduated from White Face High School in 1946 and went on to attend ENMU in Portales, New Mexico; and later graduated from HSU in Abilene in 1957. He married Rosa Lee Hemphill in Littlefield, Texas on June 10, 1958 after she graduated from HSU where they met. They lived in Abilene from 1958 to 1978 when they moved to Odessa; and then returned to Abilene in 1995. Milford worked for the U.S. Postal Service for thirty-nine years. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church of Abilene, and in his earlier years he was ordained as a Deacon at Southside Baptist Church where he faithfully served and also taught Sunday School. While in Odessa, he served as a Deacon and taught Sunday School at First Baptist Church. He was active through Abilene Baptist Social Ministries; a former member of Greater Abilene Kiwanas Club; served o the HSU Academic Foundation; was involved in the HSU Cowboy Club; and was also an avid supporter of the HSU sports programs. Milford was preceded in death by his parents.

Milford is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of forty-seven years, Rosa Lee, of Abilene; a son, Marlon Prichard and wife, Sherry, of Seminole; a daughter, Lou Ann and husband, Paul Draper, of Abilene; three brothers, Bill Prichard and wife, Sue, of Odessa, Jim Prichard and wife, Phyllis, of Odessa, and Ed Prichard, of Florida. Also one sister, Fay and husband, Jerry Rutherford, of Horseshoe Bay, Texas. Also two grandchildren: Daniel Paul Draper and Grace Leann Prichard and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be sent to the HSU Athletics Department or Donor's favorite charity.


Maybelle (James) Walton
Apr 20, 1925 - Aug 11, 2005

Maybelle James Walton, 80, died Thursday, August 11, 2005, at an Abilene medical center. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home Chapel of Memories, 542 Hickory, with Rev. Joel Tobey officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Born in Athens, Texas on April 20, 1925, Maybelle was the daughter of Stella Beatrice (Garner) and Bonner Lee Perry. She married Marvin James on November 5, 1938 in Madisonville, TX, and was a homemaker. The couple moved to Abilene from Lamesa in 1950. Mr. James preceded her in death on July 8, 1990. On December 19, 1996, Maybelle married H. L. Walton in Lovington, New Mexico. She was a member of Elmwood Baptist Church.

She was also predeceased by a son, Billy Wayne James; her parents; and a brother, Robert Perry.

Survivors include her husband, H. L. Walton of Abilene; sons, Marvin Henry James, Jr. of Corsicana, and Johnny Lee James of Kerens, TX; daughters, Shirley Ann Brown of Oklahoma City, OK, Sandra Kay Flowers of Abilene, and Linda Faye Morris of Blanchard, OK; stepsons, Henry Walton and Jerry Walton both of Abilene; 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brothers, Alvin J. Perry of Normangee, TX, Roy Lee Perry of Ardmore, OK, Charles Perry of Austin; and Billy Perry of Phoenix, AZ, and a sister, Annie Beatrice Parker of Madisonville, Texas.

Pallbearers will be Hugo Bonacca, George Curtis, John James, Gary Fornwalt, Jeffery Flowers, and Earl Mendez


Bobby Frank Mimms

Bobby Mimms

Bobby Frank, Mimms, 80, a retired U.S. Air Force senior master sergeant, died Aug. 4, 2005, in Lake Worth.
Graveside services with military honors and Masonic rites were held at 1 p.m. Monday in Frost Cemetery in Frost. Biggers Funeral made the arrangements.
Mr. Mimms was born and raised in Frost. He joined the U.S. Army Air Corps at the age of 18. He became a pilot and flew reconnaissance missions over Germany during World War II. After the war, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and became a meteorologist until his retirement in 1970.

He attended UTA after retirement and earned his bachelor’s degree in history and a teaching certificate allowing him to teach in the Lake Worth ISD. He was a 50-year Mason and was affiliated with Azle Masonic Lodge #601 A.F.& A.M.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Louise Gooch Mimms; sons, Michael Mimms of Tennessee, “Bill” Mimms of Corsicana and Jeff Mimms of Georgia; daughter, Sheila Greene of Azle; stepsons, Anthony Mark Worley of Fort Worth, Tim Worley of Mesquite, Bill Worley of California and Ted Curry of Fort Worth; 18 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one nephew.

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Allyne (Prince) Baker
Feb. 13, 1933 - Aug 18

Allyne Baker

Memorial services for Alice Allyne Baker, 72, of Whitehouse, were held Aug. 22, at Gateway Baptist Church in Whitehouse. Brother Ron Moore officiated with arrangements under direction of Memorial Funeral Home of Tyler.

Mrs. Baker was born Feb. 13, 1933, in Corsicana to the late J. D. and Pearl Prince. She died Aug. 18.

She was a retired nurse after many years of industrial nursing.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert L. Baker; her parents, J. D. Prince and Pearl Rosson; and granddaughter, Michelle Burks.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, James and Anne Baker of Tyler, John and Denise Baker of Lindale; daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Bill Graves of Whitehouse, Martha and Steve Burks of Whitehouse, and Mary Hensley of Arkansas; brothers, Doyle Prince of Powell, Charles Prince of Wyoming. Jimmy Prince of Corsicana, Melvin Prince of Ovilla; sister, JewelI Snodgrass of Hubbard; stepson and daughter-in-law, Ronnie and Julie Baker of Whitehouse; stepdaughter and sonin law, Ginger and Fizz Ellis of Whitehouse; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Memorials may be made to Gateway Baptist Church Building Fund, 1205 Highway 110 South, Whitehouse, 75791.

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  • Tri County Leader - Whitehouse, TX

Joey D. Prince
Sep 10, 1963 - Sep 6, 2005

Joey D. Prince, 41, died Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at Ennis Regional Medical Center.
He was born Sept. 10, 1963, in Corsicana, the son of Charles and Jimmie Sue Richard Prince. He was reared in Ennis and attended Palestine High School. He lived in Lipan before returning to Ennis. He was employed by a railroad maintenance company in Corsicana and later for Ag Warehouse in Ennis. He was a member of the Baptist church.
He is survived by his mother, Jimmie Sue Svehlak of Ennis; his father, Charles E. Prince of Athens; and a brother, Charles W. Prince of Fort Worth.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at J. E. Keever Mortuary.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Emhouse Cemetery.
www.jekeevermortuary.com
Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.

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Johnny Erwin Morris
Aug 22, 1957 - Sep 6, 2005

Johnny Erwin Morris, 48, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at his residence. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Johnny Erwin Morris

Johnny Erwin Morris, 48, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, at his residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Mr. Morris is survived by Brother: Dan Morris of Corsicana, Texas and three nieces.

 


S. N. Burnside

November 21, 1913
Another Veteran Answers Last Roll Call
S. N. Burnside, one of the leading citizens of our neighboring city, Point answered the last roll call of the Great ruler, Monday morning, death occurring at the home of his son, after only a few days of illness. Mr. Burnside was seventy-six years old, having been born in Alabama in 1837. He came to Texas in early life and settled in Navarro County and joined the Confederate army while a citizen of that county, where he served until General Lee surrendered, and walked the entire distance from Richmond to Texas at the close of the war, and he had a ripe experience in those trying days. Mr. Burnside had been a citizen of Point the past twenty-three years and was known to most of the older citizens of Rains County and was prominent in the ranks of the Democratic Party. He was a Christian gentleman and held membership with the Baptist church. His remains were interred in the Lone Star graveyard Tuesday evening in the presence of a large concourse of people, Rev. Thomas Dement conducting the funeral services. He leaves a wife and eight children, all of whom were present except two, Mrs. W. C. Potter of Tyler and Henry Burnside of Houston. The Leader offers condolence and sympathy to the bereaved family.

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  • Appears to have been a witness in a case for C. Frank Smith against P. E. Rape (See list)
  • There is a Samuel N. Burnside that served in the 3rd AR Inf. Which was a regiment of Hood’s Texas Bde with the Navarro Rifles. He could have gone up there and joined with them for some unknown reason. The info below you sent said something about “a ripe experience” the above Samuel N. was taken POW and sent to Ft. Delaware in 1863 and exchanged in March of 1865 which would give the impression of “a ripe experience” and was back with the troops by wars end.  (Still Researching ....Dana Stubbs - Sept 2005)

Guy Owen Johnson
Mar 6, 1926 - Sep 8, 2005

Mr. GUY OWEN JOHNSON, age 79, of Corsicana, Texas, died Thursday, September 8, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana, Texas Mr. JOHNSON Served in the Marine Corps during World War II. He is survived by his wife Peggy Johnson; Two Daughters, Daughter-Susie Johnson of Roane, Texas Daughter-Leslie Black of Fort Worth, Texas One Son, Son-Greg Johnson of Irving, Texas One Brother, Sister & Brother-in-law-Ruby & Forrest Davis of Mc Leansboro, Ill. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas. Memorial service will be at Roane Baptist Church at 2:00 PM Saturday, September 10, 2005 , Rev. Harold Scott officiating.

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Guy Owen Johnson died at his home in Roane Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005. He was born March 6, 1926, in McLeansboro, Ill. Mr. Johnson served his country as a U.S. Marine during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion and VFW in Corsicana.
There will be a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Roane Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Peggy Johnson of Roane; son, Greg Johnson of Irving; two daughters, Susie Johnson of Roane and Leslie Black of Fort Worth; one sister, Ruby Davis and her husband Forrest of McLeansboro, Ill.; three grandchildren, Steven Johnson and his wife Amy of Fort Worth, Brandon Johnson and his wife Andrea of Dallas and Nicole Bowman of Fort Worth; and one great-grandchild, Chandler Johnson of Fort Worth.
An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com then selecting Mr. Johnson’s obituary.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Elijah Dee Owens
Sep 8, 2004 - Sep 7, 2005

Elijah Dee Owens, 1 year less 1 day, of Navarro passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, in Corsicana. He was born Sept. 8, 2004, in Garland.
Visitation will held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Unity Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro.
Pallbearers will be B.J. Brotherton, Bill Owens Sr., Joseph Owens and Tim Nelson.
Elijah is survived by his parents, Joseph and Samantha Owens of Navarro; brother, Joseph Aaron Owens of Navarro; sister, Chyenne Gail Owens of Navarro; paternal grandparents, Bill and Debbie Owens of Eureka; maternal grandparents, Jim and Tini Brotherton of Teague; paternal great-grandmother, Vivian Lewis of Eureka; maternal great-grandfather, Floyd Lay of Buffalo; uncle and aunt, Bill Jr. and Crystal Owens of Buffalo; uncle and aunt, the Rev. Chad and Paula Owens of Corsicana; aunt and uncle, Pam and Cecil Sanders of Buffalo; uncle, Larry Maxwell of Teague; aunt and uncle, Jamie and Jim Docat of Martin, Tenn.; uncle and aunt, Floyd and Kellie Lay of Buffalo; aunt and uncle, Betty and Josh Griego of Virginia Beach, Va.; numerous cousins; and special friends Dana Perry and Anita Benson of Navarro, along with his church family of Unity Baptist Church.
Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions in memory of Elijah Dee Owens to Unity Baptist Church, 406 S. 34th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
An online guest book is available by going to the Web site at www.corleyfuneralhome.com then selecting the Elijah Dee Owens obituary.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Larry Larvester Yarbough II
Feb 2, 1977 - Sep 4, 2005

Larry Larvester Yarbough II, 28, of Fort Worth passed away Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005, in Smith County.
Viewing will be from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Elm Flat Community, Powell, with the Rev. Charles Douglas, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery in Powell.
Mr. Yarbough was born Feb. 2, 1977, in Corsicana. He attended public school in Crowley Independent School District, Southwest Texas University of San Marcos and Huston-Tillotson College of Austin. He received his B.S. degree in social work and his teacher certification. He worked in the Crowley ISD as a special education teacher and assistant coach for the Crowley Panthers. He was reared in and was still affiliated with Ebenezer Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Maceo Yarbough and Clemma D. Sanders; and uncle, Maceo Yarbough.
Survivors include his parents, Larry and Audrey Yarbough; sister, Laneece L. Yarbough; brother, Lance L. Yarbough; niece, Averi Clemille Young; grandmothers, Lois Sanders of Kilgore and Vashtie Yarbough of Powell; and a host of uncles, aunts, cousin, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Katherine Bonner

Katherine Bonner, 69, of Corsicana passed away Sept. 9, 2005 at her residence. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Kelly Temple Church of God in Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Joseph A. Guthrie
Aug 20, 1928 - Aug 29, 2005

Joseph A. Guthrie of Dallas passed away Aug. 29, 2005, at the age of 77. He was born Aug. 20, 1928, in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1945. In 1949, he received a B.A. Degree from Southwestern University and an M.A. Degree in 1951 from Southern Methodist University. Mr. Guthrie was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas, Thomas J. Rusk Chapter of Dallas, Kappa Phi Kappa, an honorary educational fraternity, and Hood’s Brigade Association of Texas. He was a descendant of several early Navarro County pioneer families, namely Dr. W. S. Robinson, early day physician of Dresden, and Joseph Alvey Clayton of Chatfield, who served under Gen. Sam Houston at the Battle of San Jacinto in Captain Mesa Turner’s Company. He was also a descendant of Benjamin Franklin Lisman of Chatfield, who constructed the first metal bridge in Navarro County.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Nelle May Robinson Guthrie, on Sept. 13, 1985.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2005, with Father Stephen Waller of the Episcopal Church of St. Thomas the Apostle officiating at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Honorary pallbearers were Charles E. Pearce, J. Cal Pearce, Sr., James C. Pearce, Jr., B. L. Hagle, Conan D. West, and Dr. J. W. Witten.
Arrangements by Sparkman/Hillcrest, Dallas.

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Melba Aliene (Davis) Cockrell
Sep 17, 1927 - Sep 11, 2005

Melba Aliene Cockrell, 77, of Mexia passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2005, at her residence.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home.
Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Max Burkhead officiating and the Rev. Travis Gowan assisting. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be cousins.
Melba Aliene Cockrell was born Sept. 17, 1927, in the DeArmon community in Navarro County.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Bill Large of Mexia; granddaughters, Kari and Sarah Wincester, both of Mexia; and a number of cousins.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Mary Nell Cherry
Jan 5, 1914 - Sep 12, 2005

Mary Nell Cherry, 91, of Kerens passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2005, at the Heritage Oaks West Retirement Home.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Today at the Paschal Funeral Home.
Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Kerens with the Rev. Royce Measures officiating and the Rev. Wes Johnson assisting. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Norton Conner, Buster Atkeission, Robbie Griffin, Dick Rea, Marvin Henderson and Terry Kelm.
Mary was born Jan. 5, 1914 in Kerens.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben R. Cherry and grandson, Scott Statham. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Robert Selph; son and daughter-in-law, Benny and Sherri Cherry of Weslaco; grandsons, Steve Statham of Hemphill, Cliff Statham of Athens, and Hunter Cherry of Weslaco; grand daughter Brooke Cherry of Weslaco and seven great grand children.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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