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Noton C. "Note" Goodman
Aug 15, 1878 - Mar 15, 1953

Mar 17, 1953
N. C. Goodman Rites
Rites for Note C. Goodman, 74, long-time real estate operator here, were held from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are a brother, Shell Goodman, Shreveport, La., and several nieces and nephews. Goodman was in charge of the late Rufus Hardy's office here from 1907 to 1923 when Hardy was congressman from this district.

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Joe Goodman
Died Dec 1903

Dec 26, 1903
Joe Goodman Dead
Wounds Received from His Own Gun While Hunting Prove Fatal
Special to The News
Corsicana, Tex., Dec. 26 - Joe Goodman, who was indicted early in the year on a charge of murder, and whose trial has been postponed from time to time because of his physical condition, due to an accidental wound received from his own gun while out hunting shortly after the killing for which he was indicted, died at his home at Cryer Creek, this county, yesterday.

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Howard H. Goodman
abt 1890 - Aug 1936

August 27, 1936
Corsicanan Walks Out of Hospital Is Slain; Wife Held
City Employee Is Shot; Spouse's Lawyers Hint at Self-Defense Plea Howard H. Goodman, 46, city employee in the sanitary department, was killed instantly as he left a Corsicana Hospital Wednesday morning when he was struck by two bullets. His wife, Mrs. Hattie Goodman, was arrested soon after the shooting. A charge of murder was filed against her in Justice of Peace W. T. McFadden's court.
Bond of $2,500 was set by Judge McFadden at an examining trial during the afternoon. Defense attorneys indicate Mrs. Goodman will plead self-defense.
Goodman was injured several weeks ago while working on a city truck and had been under treatment by physicians since that time.
Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse said Mrs. Goodman had filed a charge of aggravated assault against her husband Saturday, alleging he had beaten her severely with a crutch and exhibiting wounds alleged to have been inflicted. Goodman was arrested Saturday night by Deputy Sheriff J. M. Westbrook on the charge and later was released on bond.
Funeral arrangements have not been completed. Goodman is survived by his wife and one son, H. L. Goodman.

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Alvino D. Gonzales
abt 1882 - May 1934

May 8, 1934
GONZALES - Corsicana, Texas, May 8. - Alvino D. Gonzales, 52, died at his home Tuesday morning after an illness of three months. The funeral will be held some time Friday morning from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monseignor V. Graffeo of the local parish. Surviving are the wife, four brothers, one sister and two nephews of Corsicana and three sisters and four brothers of Del Rio.

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Harold L. Goldstein
Mar 29, 1904 - Oct 11, 1933

Oct 13, 1933, Dallas, TX
Harold Goldstein, 29, To Be Buried Friday
Funeral for Harold Goldstein, 29, of 5341 Lewis, who died Wednesday, will be held at the Weiland funeral home at 8:45 a. m. Friday. The cortege will go to Corsicana and he will be buried there. Dr. David Lefkowitz will officiate in Dallas and at Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Arthur Baron, M. J. Mittenthal, Mell Rose, Sidney Segal, Eli Landman and Jerome Flexner.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nannatte Goldstein, Dallas; two aunts, Mrs. C. W. Redden, Corsicana, and Mrs. Malka Deutschner, Houston.

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HAROLD GOLDSTEIN DIED WEDNESDAY IN DALLAS; BURIAL HERE

Harold L. Goldstein, aged 29 years, passed away in Dallas late Wednesday following a long illness and funeral services will be held at the Welland Funeral church Friday morning at 8:45 o’clock, with Rabbi David Lefkowitz officiating. Following the funeral services the body will be brought overland to Corsicana where burial will take place in the Hebrew cemetery 11 o’clock, besides the resting place of his late father, Morris Goldstein, who died in Miami, Florida several years ago.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nannette Goldstein, Dallas; an uncle, Harry Deutschner, New York City; five aunts, Mrs. Racheal Simon, New Orleans; Miss Malka Deutschner, Houston; Mrs. C. W. Redden, Corsicana; Mrs. M. I. Kory, New York City, and Mrs. Alvis Goodman of Louisville, Ky., and other relatives.

Mr. Goldstein had resided in Dallas with his mother for the past several years and was prominent in business and social circles of that city. He was a most exemplary young man and had warm personal friends in all walks of life in his adopted city, the old as well as the young, being his friends. During his long illness he was showered with every possible attention by friends and family and these many courtesies attested his popularity among those who knew him.

He was well known in Corsicana where he often visited, his mother being the former Miss Nannette Duetschner, daughter of a pioneer and much loved Corsicana family, and the sympathy of all these friends goes out to his devoted mother and other relatives.

Welland had charge of the funeral arrangements in Dallas and the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home handled arrangements here.

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Melville L. Goldman
abt 1900 - Sep 1952

Sep 14, 1952, Dallas, TX
M. L. Goldman, Druggist, Dies
Melville L. Goldman, 52, owner of the Rainbow Drug Company and resident here for thirty-five years, died Sunday in a Dallas hospital after an illness of several months.
He was the son of the late Jacob and Flora Goldman, pioneer residents of Corsicana, where he was born.
Goldman attended public school in Corsicana and came to Dallas from there. He was an executive of the old Postal Telegraph Company in Dallas for several years before entering the retail drug business. He lived at 6210 Gaston.
He did considerable charity work through Hella Temple and Pi Tau Pi fraternity and was active in work at the Scottish Rite Hospital for Crippled Children.
He was a charter member of Pi Tau Pi and a member of Temple Emanu-El and the Jewish Welfare Federation. Goldman was a director of the Temple Emanu-El Brotherhood and the Columbian Club.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Goldman; a sister, Mrs. Isaac Mintz, and a brother, Alfred Goldman, both of Dallas.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel, 2909 Live Oak, with Rabbi Levi A. Olan officiating.
Burial will be in Emanu-El Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Uri J. Rosenthal, Milton J. Loeb, William Tobian, Frank Bettin, M. R. Russ, Leo Mintz and I. E. Tonkon.

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Susie (Moorehead) Golden
Feb 8, 1863 - Sep 24, 1929

Sep 26, 1929
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 26. - Golden Funeral Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Golden, 67, who died at her home here were held with the Rev. G. W. Kornegay, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, officiating. Burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery. She had been a resident of Corsicana for thirty-eight years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ida Caton and Mrs. Maggie Clarkston of Corsicana and Mrs. Mattie Mae Joiner of Mexia.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GOLDEN HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Susie Golden, aged 67, who died at her home 815 South 18 ½ street, Tuesday morning following a lingering illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home with the Rev. G. W. Kornegay, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, officiating. Interment was made in
Oakwood Cemetery.

The deceased had been a resident in Corsicana for 38 years. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ida Caton and Mrs. Maggie Clarkston, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mattie Mae Joiner, Mexia.

The Harris Corsicana Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.

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E. Golden
abt 1862 - Oct 1939

Oct 13, 1930
E. Golden Dies
CORSICANA, Texas. Oct. 13. - E. Golden, 68, native of Russia, but resident of Corsicana and Navarro County for forty-nine years, died Saturday night. Surviving are three sons, M. B. Golden, Corsicana; L. H. Golden, Corsicana; Ben Golden, Mercedes; two daughters, Mrs. Abe Schwartz, Groesbeck, and Mrs. W. Goldman, Corsicana; ten grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. D. Rosenfield, New York City.

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John T. Godley
Mar 28, 1843 - Jan 8, 1930

Biography & Obituary


Alma (Whorton} Glenn
Dec 25, 1897 - Feb 1960

Feb 11, 1960, Waxahachie, TX
Mrs. John Glenn
WAXAHACHIE, Texas (Sp.) - Mrs. John Glenn, 62, a resident of Waxahachie since 1928, died Tuesday afternoon at her home here.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the City Cemetery.
The former Miss Alma Whorton, she was born Dec. 25, 1897, at Cryer Creek, Navarro County. She was married to John Glenn Dec. 31, 1916, at Blooming Grove. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, a daughter, two grandsons, two sisters, including Mrs. George Atkinson of Dallas, and three brothers, Frank Whorton of Dallas; Glenn Whorton and Walter Whorton, both of Garland.

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James C. Glasgow
abt 1868 - Jun 1951

Jun 28, 1951
Funeral Rites Held For Retired Farmer
CORSICANA, Texas, June 28. - Funeral was held here for James C. Glasgow, 83, retired farmer who died at his home here Tuesday night.
Native of Mississippi, he had lived in Navarro County sixty-five years.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, J. C. Glasgow Jr., Dallas, and J. T. Glasgow, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. W. W. Henson, Mrs. W. T. Portwood and Mrs. L. C. Stallings, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. G. W. Blackmon, Kilgore; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; three brothers, Mose Glasgow, Temple, Okla.; Sam Glasgow, Kerens, and Marlin Glasgow, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Ray, Corsicana, and Mrs. Katie Niles, Dallas.

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George Edward Glascock
June 29, 1880 - Nov 18, 1951

Nov 20, 1951
George Glascock Sr.'s Rites Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 20. - George E. Glascock Sr., 70, retired highway department employee, died while visiting relatives in Magnolia, Texas. Funeral services were held here Monday by the Rev. M. C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist Church.
Surviving are eight sons, A. C. Glascock of Magnolia, G. E. Glascock of Dallas, J. A. Myers of Denton; W. C. Myers of Decatur and Ashford Myers, D. Y. Myers, Richard W. Myers and Kelly Myers, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. H. B. Hester of Corsicana; twenty-five grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Frances Robinson and Mrs. Lula Brown, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Myrtle Locke of California.

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R. E. Gipson
Died Mar 1923

March 15, 1923
Farmer Kicked by Mule Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 15. - R. E. Gipson, a farmer living near Prairie, this county, died this morning as the result of being kicked by a mule Monday afternoon.


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Mary Ann Gilmore
Jun 17, 1852 - Mar 6, 1933
 

Mrs. J. J. Gilmore

March 8, 1933
GILMORE. - Corsicana, Texas, March 8. - Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Gilmore, 80, resident of Corsicana and Navarro County for thirty-five years, who died at the home of granddaughter, Mrs. B. J. Anderson, in the Emhouse community, were held at the Anderson home Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Surviving are two granddaughters, Mrs. Anderson, Emhouse, and Mrs. J. C. Best, Dawson, and a grandson, J. L. Lipford, Oklahoma.

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James Jackson Gilmore
Jan 7, 1845 - Jan 11, 1921

Jan 13, 1921
GILMORE - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 13. - J. J. Gilmore, 76 years old, a Confederate veteran, died at his home here Tuesday night and the funeral took place Wednesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. M. C. Cuthertson officiating. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Mrs. J. G. See of Albany, Ala. He had lived in Corsicana for twenty-five years and was a member of the Church of Christ.

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In Memory of J. J. Gilmore.

To my friends who were untiring in word and deed during the illness and death of my dear husband, I extend my heartfelt thanks for all their efforts to help cheer and comfort me in my greatest sorrow. Especially we thank the Drs. Miller who were so kind and thoughtful, and wish for you the richest blessings that this life can give and that heaven will be your reward in eternity.

When angels beckon loved ones home and life’s day is nearly done; when Death’s grim voice is calling come, and rest in the silent tomb; when grief and sorrow cast us down and it seems there is nothing to brighten our load till the soul of immortality blends, ‘tis sweet to know that friendly hands are stretched to cheer our way and there is someone to help us bear our burden till the dawn of a better day.

Written by his wife, Mrs. J. J. Gilmore, B. H. Goble and family, Mr. and Mrs. Colman Vest, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Anderson, Mr. J. L. Lefford.

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Lula B. (Renfro) Gillen
Nov 9, 1889 - Apr 9, 1941

Apr 11, 1941
GILLEN - Corsicana, Texas, April 11. - Mrs. C. L. Gillen, 51, died at her home in Blooming Grove. Funeral services were held at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church Thursday.
Surviving are her husband, two sons, Bruce Gillen, Camp Bowie and C. L. Gillen Jr., Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. Jim Renfro, Corsicana; five brothers, Roscoe, Marvin and Vess Renfro, all of Corsicana; Arthur Renfro, Waco, and Frank Renfro, California, and a sister, who resides here. She was a sister-in-law of County Commissioner Drew Gillen of Blooming Grove.

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MRS. C. L. GILLEN DIED WEDNESDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE

BLOOMING GROVE, Tex., April 10,—(Special),—.Mrs. C. L. Gillen, aged 51 years, died at her home here Wednesday night.

Funeral services were held here Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites were conducted, by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor  of the church.

Surviving are her husband of Blooming Grove; two sons, Bruce Gillen, Camp Bowie, Brownwood, Texas, and C. L. Gillen, Jr., Blooming Grove; mother, Mrs. Jim Renfro; five, brothers, Roscoe. Marvin, and Vess Renfro, all; of Corsicana; Arthur Renfro, Waco, and Frank Renfro, California, and a sister in Corsicana. She was a sister-in-law of Drew Gillen of Blooming Grove, county commissioner.

McCormick Funeral Service directed Arrangements.

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Funeral Services Held Friday For Mrs. C. L. Gillen

Funeral Services were held Friday for Mrs. C. L. Gillen, aged 51 years, who died Wednesday night, were held from the Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor, assisted by Revs. W. O. Patterson and Robert Williams.

Mrs. Gillen was born near New Albany, Mississippi, coming to Texas with her parents when very small. She joined the Methodist church early in life, and remained loyal and faithful to the end. She was truly a good christian woman.

She is survived by her husband, C. L. Gillen, two sons, C. L. Jr., and Bruce Gillen, mother Mrs. J. L. Renfro, five brothers, Roscoe, Marvin, Bass, Arthur and Frank Renfro, one sister, Miss Lnra {sic] Renfro.

Out of town relatives to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hammond of Tuscola: Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gillen, Lampasas; Jess Hunter and wife, New London; A. C. Potts and wife, Henderson; Mrs. G. C. Ramsey, Terrell; Mrs. Elvie Renfro, Mrs. Dorman Tiner and Mrs. Will Renfro of Waco.

Pall bearers were R. D. Garrison, George Ward, R. S. High, H. M. Nicholson, L. L. Powell and Alex Bryant.

The McCormick Funeral service was in charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 18, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Nancy L. (White) Gillespie
Nov 15, 1827 - Sep 4, 1921

September 5, 1921
GILLESPIE - Corsicana, Texas, Sept. 5. - Mrs. Nancy L. Gillespie, 93 years old, died at her home here last night and the funeral took place this afternoon at 5 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. She had lived in Corsicana for thirty-five years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by the following children: Misses Willie, Annie, Nannie and Mary Gillespie, and Marian and W. P. Gillespie, all of Corsicana; Felix Gillespie of California and Campbell Gillespie, a grandson, of Corsicana. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. H. Storey, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.

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Aged Lady Passes Away.

Mrs. Nancy L. Gillespie aged ninety-three years, nine months and twenty days, died at her home on South Twentieth street last night and the funeral took place this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased had lived here for thirty years, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was born in Green county, Ala., but moved from Texas to Mississippi. The deceased was the mother of the late Capt. James N. Gillespie, and is survived by the following living children: Misses Willie, Nannie, Annie and Mary Gillespie, all of Corsicana; Felix Gillespie of California and Campbell Gillespie, a grandson, of Corsicana.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. H. Storey, and B. B. Duncan, W. E. Walker, Edgar Wareing, Ben Tarbutton, Judge J. M. Blanding, J. G. Comfort and A. H. Birdwell acted as pallbearers.

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Aged Lady Passes Away.

Mrs. Nancy L. Gillespie aged ninety-three years, nine months and twenty days, died at her home on South Twentieth street last night and the funeral took place this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased had lived here thirty years, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She was born in Green county, Ala., but moved from Texas to Mississippi. The deceased was the mother of the late Capt. James N. Gillespie, and is survived by the following living children: Misses Willie, Nannie, Annie and Mary Gillespie, all of Corsicana; Felix Gillespie of California and Campbell Gillespie, a grand son, of Corsicana.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C.H. Storey, and B. B. Duncan, W. E. Walker, Edgar Wareing, Ben Tarbutton, Judge J. M. Blanding, J. G. Comfort and A. H. Birdwell acted as pallbearers.

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Mary Gillespie
Dec 21, 1866 - Nov 30, 1930

Dec 2, 1930
Gillespie Rites Held
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 1. - Miss Gillespie, 57, died in San Antonio Sunday and the body arrived in Corsicana, where funeral services were held Monday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are two brothers, F. G. Gillespie of Venus, Cal., and W. P. Gillespie of Corsicana, and three sisters, Miss Willie Gillespie, Miss Nannie Gillespie and Miss Annie Gillespie, all of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS GILLESPIE WERE HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for Miss Mary Gillespie, aged 57 years, who died in San Antonio Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two brothers, F. G. Gillespie, Venus, Calif., and W. P. Gillespie, Corsicana; and three sisters Misses Willie Gillespie, Nannie Gillespie and Annie Gillespie, all of Corsicana.

Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mesdames Ruth Williams and H. O. Blanding and Loyd Kerr and Sidney Brietz.

Pallbearers were E. T. Wareing, H. O. Blanding, John C. Hughes, A. H. Birdwell, B. I. Tarbutton and E. B. Church.

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Louis Adolphus Gideon
Sep 16, 1891 - Jan 2, 1940

Jan 2, 1940
County Farm Head Died at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas. Jan. 2 - L. A. Gideon, 48, superintendent of the Navarro County farm, died Tuesday after an illness of three days following a stroke of paralysis.
He is survived by his wife and three sisters. Mrs. Tom Williams of Cryer Creek, Mrs. L. M. Renfrom of Corsicana and Mrs. Willie Castleberry of Brownsboro. Funeral will be held Wednesday, with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. K. GIDEON HELD WEDNESDAY
Funeral services for L. A. Gideon, aged 48 years, who died Tuesday morning, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, interment was made in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Patterson of Blooming Grove, pastor of the Petty's Chapel Baptist church.
Gideon had resided in Navarro county for many years and farmed in the Cryer Creek and Black Hills communities before becoming superintendent of the Navarro County Home at Petty's Chapel three years ago. He suffered a stroke several days ago.
Surviving are his wife, three sisters, Mrs. Tom Williams, Cryer Creek; Mrs. L. M. Renfrow, Corsicana, and Mrs. Willie Castleberry Brownsboro; a niece, Miss Mary Ruth Norwood, who made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Gideon, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Pete Szenasi, J. M. Tucker, Clark Simmons, Ernest Cook, Judge Paul H. Miller
and George Massey.

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Lucille Gilbert
abt 1858 - Jan 1931

Jan 21, 1931
GILBERT - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 21. - The body of Mrs. Lucile Gilbert, 73, who died here Monday, was forwarded to Plano Wednesday where the funeral services were held in the afternoon and burial made in the Plano Cemetery. Mrs. Gilbert had been in Corsicana only a short time. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. F. M. Gregory, Corsicana; Mrs. F. H. Sherwood, Hugo, Ok.; and one son, Col. P. D. Carlisle of Glendale, Cal.

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George Washington Gilcrease, Sr.
Dec 7, 1847 - Oct 8, 1931

Oct 9, 1931
GILCREASE - Corsicana, Texas. Oct 9. - Funeral services for G. W. Gilcrease, 83, resident of Navarro County for fifty-four years, who died at the home of his daughters, Mrs. Dora Walthall at Emhouse Thursday, were held from the First Baptist Church in Emhouse Friday with burial in the Pattison Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Stanley, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist Church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walthall of Emhouse and Mrs. Lizzie Hodge of Kemp; four sons, E. E. Gilcrease of Corsicana, Orrie Gilcrease of Floyd County, Virgil Gilcrease of Midland and Lima Gilcrease of Aiken; thirty-eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J. C. Wilcox, Walker Ray, Allen Brown, J. D. Thornton, R. A. Hullen and Nick Parrish.

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AGED RESIDENT OF EMHOUSE DIED THERE THURSDAY MORNING

G. W. Gilcrease aged 83 years, native of Mississippi but resident of Navarro county for the past 54 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Dora Walthall, at Emhouse Thursday morning at 8 o’clock after an illness of three years. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church of Emhouse Friday morning at 10 o’clock and interment will be made in the Pattison Cemetery. Mr. Gilcrease was a retired farmer. He was born Dec. 7, 1847.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Stanley, Baptist minister.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Walthall, Emhouse, and Mrs. Lizzie Hodge, Kemp; four sons, E. E. Gilcrease, Corsicana; Orrie Gilcrease, Floyd county; Virgil Gilcrease, Midland; Lima Gilcrease, Aiken; 38 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

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May Gillam
abt 1876 - Dec 1932

Dec 27, 1932
Mrs. S. W. Gillam Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 27. - Funeral services for Mrs. May Gillam, 56, who died here, were held Monday afternoon form the family home, with burial in the Zion's Rest Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. W. M. Burgess.
Surviving are her husband, S. W. Gillam; three sons, Roy Baker, Jack Baker and J. T. Goulding; two daughters, Mrs. Lida Alexander and Mrs.
Fay Pierce, all of Corsicana; several grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs.
Ella Avara of Amarillo, Mrs. Nettie Hester of Oakwood, Mrs. J. W.
Tackett of Fort Worth, Mrs. Loredo Pate of Flo, Texas, and Mrs. Mary Ellis of Malvern, Texas and two brothers, Tom Bell of Buffalo and Frank Bell of Seagraves.

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Bruce Edgar Gillean
Dec 26, 1888 - Mar 23, 1939

Mar 23, 1939
Bruce Gillean 50, Dies at Grand Prairie
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, March 23. - Bruce Gillean, 50, native of Frost and former Corsicanan, died at his home in Grand Prairie Thursday. Funeral rites are planned at the Frost Methodist Church Friday. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery. [actually bur at Dresden]
Gillean was well known in Navarro County.
Surviving are his wife of Grand Prairie and a sister, Mrs. T. J. Slay, Frost.

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Bruce Gillean 50, Dies at Grand Prairie
CORSICANA, Texas, March 23. - Bruce Gillean, 50, native of Frost and former Corsicanan, died at his home in Grand Prairie Thursday. Funeral rites are planned at the Frost Methodist Church Friday. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery. [actually bur at Dresden]
Gillean was well known in Navarro County.
Surviving are his wife of Grand Prairie and a sister, Mrs. T. J. Slay, Frost.

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  • The Dallas Morning News - March 24, 1939



Former Resident Corsicana Died Early Thursday
Bruce Gillean, aged 50 years, native of Frost and former Corsicanan, died at his home in Grand Prairie Thursday morning at 7 o'clock following a short illness with pneumonia, according to information received by friends here.
Funeral rites are planned from the Frost Methodist church Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Interment will be in the Frost cemetery.  [actually bur at Dresden] Gillean was well known in Navarro county. He was connected with the McElwrath Construction Company for several years, and was active in political affairs. At the time of his death, he was a representative of the Austin Bridge Company in Dallas. Gillean was in Corsicana Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning. He was taken ill Tuesday night.  Surviving are his wife of Grand Prairie and a sister, Mrs. T. J. Slay of Frost.  McCormick Funeral Service of Frost is in charge of arrangements.

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BRUCE E. GILLEAN BURIED IN DRESDEN CEMETERY ON FRIDAY

FROST, March 27.—Funeral services for Bruce E. Gillean, aged 50 years, who died at his home in Grand Prairie Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon with burial in the Dresden cemetery. He had been ill a short time with pneumonia.

Gillean was a native of Frost and resided here many years.

Surviving are his wife of Grand Prairie and a sister, Mrs. Tom Slay, of Frost, and other relatives.

He resided at Corsicana for a number of years.

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J. P. Gillen
abt 1861 - 1936

April 1, 1936
GILLEN - Corsicana, Texas. April 1. - Funeral services for J. P. Gillen, 75, native of Mississippi and resident of the Black Hills community thirty-four years, who died in that community Tuesday, were held at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Susie Gideon, Wednesday. Surviving are his wife; four sons, Buster B. and W. D. Gillen of Corsicana; Smith D. Gillen of Mexia and C. E. Gillen of Angus, and six daughters, Mrs. Margie Fae Ashey of Thompson, Mrs. Emma Eillingsley of Luling, Mrs. Eugenia Stanford of Mexia, Mrs. Leona Armentrout of Thompson, Mrs. Donnie Humphrey of Arizona, and Mrs. Susie Gideon of Black Hills.

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Sarah Furgeson
Died 9 Apr 1896

Apr 11, 1896
FURGESON - Corsicana, Tex., April 11. - Mrs. Sarah Furgeson, aged 84, died on the 9th instant.

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J. A. Fullwood
Died Sep 1898

Sep 18, 1898
FULLWOOD - Corsicana. Tex., Sept. 18 - J. A. Fullwood, one of the old settlers of the Eureka neighborhood, died at his home yesterday evening, aged over 60 years.

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Emily Ann Elizabeth (Brown) Stokes-Fullwood
Feb 6, 1839 - Oct 1, 1930

Oct 2, 1930
Mrs. Emily Fullwood Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 2. - Mrs. Emily Stokes Fullwood, resident of Navarro County for sixty-two years, died at the home of her son, S. F. Stokes, Wednesday evening. The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the Cryer Creek Cemetery where burial was made. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. B. Armstrong of Plainview; three sons, S. F. Stokes of Corsicana, J. C. Stokes of Coleman and Everett Stokes of Oklahoma; five stepsons, W. J.
Fullwood of Eureka, P. D. Fullwood of Corsicana, B. B. Fullwood of Eureka, F. B. Fullwood of Eureka and W. A. Fullwood of Dallas; three stepdaughters, Mrs. S. F. Stokes of Corsicana, Mrs. Billie Johnson of Eureka and Mrs. V. A. Moore of Mississippi, several grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIES CORSICANA HOME
Mrs. Emily Stokes Fullwood, aged 91 years, native of Alabama, but resident of Navarro county for 62 years, died at the home of her son, S. F. Stokes, 1005 West Eleventh avenue, Wednesday evening at 6:45 o’clock and the funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Cryer Creek cemetery where interment was made. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mrs. Fullwood came to Navarro county in 1869, and settled in the Cryer Creek community with her husband, S. W. Stokes, who died in 1875. She was married to J. A. Fullwood in 1880, and moved to the Eureka community where Mr. Fullwood died in 1894. She has made her home with her son, S. F. Stokes, for the last 36 years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. W. B. Armstrong, Plainview; three sons, S. F. Stokes, Corsicana; J. C. Stokes, Coleman, and Everett Stokes, Oklahoma; five step-sons, W. J. Fullwood, Eureka; P. D. Fullwood, Corsicana; B. B. Fullwood, Eureka, F. B. Fullwood, Eureka and W. A. Fullwood, Dallas; three step-daughters, Mrs. S. F. Stokes, Corsicana; Mrs. Billie Johnson, Eureka, and Mrs. V. A. Boyd, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Mollie Moore, Mississippi; a large number of grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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W. M. Fuller
abt 1870 - Apr 1933

April 10, 1933
Former Kerens Marshal Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, April 10. - W. M. Fuller, 63, well-known Navarro County resident, former City Marshal of Kerens, died Sunday afternoon following a lingering illness and the funeral was held at Kerens Monday afternoon. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Leroy Fuller, California, and Graham Fuller, El Paso.

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Melvia (Bennett) Frost
Dec 5, 1891 - May 11, 1948

May 13, 1948
Mrs. C. C. Frostage Buried at Wortham
WORTHAM, Texas, May 13 (Special). - Funeral services for Mrs. C. C. Frost, age, 56, who died Tuesday in Corsicana, were held Wednesday in the First Methodist Church of Wortham.
Besides her husband, she leaves three sons, E. C. Frost, Dallas; C. A. Frost and D. P. Frost, both of Wortham; a daughter, Mrs. Mattie Bell Paris of Blessing; a brother, J. G. Bennett of Corbet, and two sisters, Mrs. M. Anderson and Mrs. Cassie Howard, both of Corsicana.

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Ella Frizzell
Died Mar 1909

March 16, 1909
Found Dead in Her Room
Corsicana, Tex., March 16. - Miss Ella Frizzell, stenographer for Callicutt & Call, was found dead in her room at the home of the family where she was boarding.

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Rube Friedman
Died Jun 9, 1917

See" Reuben “Rube” Freedman  Mar 14, 1859 - Jun 9, 1917
 


Lena Frey
Nov 13, 1878 - Mar 7, 1954

Mar 10, 1954
Miss Lena Frey
CORSICANA, Texas. - Services for Miss Lena Frey, 75, who died at her home here Sunday, were held Monday at the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are two brothers, Dave Frey, Corsicana, and John Frey, Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. F. F. Graupner, Hutchins.

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Christian Frey
Jan 3, 1846 - Jul 3, 1927

July 4, 1927
C. Frey, Corsicana Pioneer, Is Dead
CORSICANA, Texas, July 4. - Funeral services for C. Frey, 81, veteran of the Franco-Prussian War, who died at the home of his son, W. E. Frey, on the Charles G. Jester farm, one mile west of Corsicana, Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church.
He had been ill for several months.
Mr. Frey had resided in Navarro County for seventeen years, moving here from Limestone County. He came to Texas from Germany in 1871. He was born in Manheim, Germany, in 1846, leaving Germany when he was 25 years old. Mr. Frey saw service in the German Army in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and was with the German Army when it marched to Paris, France.
Surviving are four sons, Will, John and Dave Frey, Corsicana; Fred Frey, Chickasha, Ok.; two daughters, Miss Lena Frey, Corsicana; Mrs. F. F. Graupner, Hutchins, and several grandchildren.

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Mary Jane (White) Wilson
Jul 11, 1850 - Mar 22, 1929

Mar 24, 1929
Corsicana Woman Dies.
CORSICANA, Texas, March 24. - Mrs. M. J. Wilson, long a resident of Corsicana, died at her home. The funeral was held Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.


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PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA WILL BE BURIED HERE SUNDAY

Mrs. M. J. Wilson, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at her home 220 West Second avenue, Friday night at 11:20 o’clock following a short illness and the funeral will be held from the family residence, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be S. M. Kerr, N. O. Goodman, Robert Bates, L. C. Coulson, Arthur Caldwell and Dr. Trim Houston.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. M. J. Wilson, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died Friday night at 11:20 o’clock after a short illness were held from the residence, 220 West Second avenue Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were S. M. Kerr, N. O. Goodman, Robert Bates, L. C. Coulson, Arthur Caldwell and Dr. Trim Houston.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Virginia (Wills) Weems

Dallas Morning Sun  Oct 9


Mrs. J. W. Weems Dies
Oct 10, 1940
Mrs. J. W. Weems Dies Abilene, Texas, Oct 9
Mrs. J.W. Weems wife of an Abilene insurance man, died here Wednesday afternoon after an extended illness. Daughter of the late Dr J. M. V. Wills, Mrs. Weems was born and reared in Corsicana. She had resided in Abilene since 1916.
Funeral Services will be held here Thursday afternoon.

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  • Submitted by Elizabeth Settle Haney
  • Virginia is the daughter of John Murphy Vaughn Wills and his wife Julia Ann Lacy (Wills) and she was born Jan 8 1890

Thomas Opie Wills

 
Jan 15, 1956                        
Death Takes Dr. T. O. Wills of Corsicana
 
DEATH TAKES DR. T. O. [Thomas Opie] WILLS OF CORSICANA
CORSICANA, Texas
DR T. O. Wills, 59, died of a heart attack Saturday afternoon while hunting near Richland, about 15 miles south of Corsicana. [A son of J.M.V. and Julia Lacy Wills b Feb 1895]
Funeral Arrangements are incomplete.
Dr Wills was a native of Corsicana and a graduate of the Universtiy of Texas Medical School at Galveston. He had been one of the Physicians of the Navarro Clinic since its construction in 1929. He was a Methodist and a Mason.
Surviving are his wife; a daughter Mrs Jack (Helen) Burke and two grandaughters of Corsicana, four sisters, Mrs. C. S. (Emily) Stroud of Corsicana, Mrs Fannie Hilliard of Hobbs, N.M.; Mrs George (Bessie) Lord of Clearwater, Fla., and Mrs. Dubart (Cora) Miller of Corsicana, and a brother, Allister Wills of Tyler.
 
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Claude W. Settle
abt 1881 - Mar 1946

March 13, 1946
RITES SET WEDNESDAY FOR CLAUDE W. SETTLE
Funeral services for Claude W. Settle, 65 who died Tuesday as his home, 209 West Twelfth, will be held at 10 A.M. Wednesday at Lamar and Smith Funeral Chapel. Dr Jasper Manton and the Rev. Homer Vanderpool will officiate. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Paris, Lamar County.
A resident of Dallas for sixteen years. Settle was employed at the Farm Credit Administration.
Survivors include two Brothers Halsey M. Settle and Witcher C. Settle of Dallas [Uncle of Halsey M. Settle of Corsicana]

 

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Thomas Amanda Miller, Mrs.

May 7, 1951     

Dallas Doctor's Mother Dies

 
Corsicana, Texas, May 6 Mrs. T.(Thomas) A.(Amanda) Miller, 85 died Sunday afternoon at a hospital here. She had been ill a long time.
Born in Crandall, Kaufman County, Mrs Miller had lived in Corsicana since 1887. She was an active worker in the Church of Christ here and had taken a deep interest in the Boles Orphans Home near Greenville.
Graveside services will be held Monday afternoon at Oakwood Cemetery with a long time friend Milton Sowell officiating. The family has asked that no flowers be sent.
Surviving are a brother W. B. Murphy of Crandall; five sons, DR Tate Miller of Dallas; DR Dubart Miller, DR Will Miller and Paul Miller all of Corsicana and Hugh H. Miller of Los Angeles, Calif; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Love of Crandall and Mrs. Bess Scarborough of Corsicana; Grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Margie Lockett Wray

Margie Lockett Wray, age 82 of San Antonio died peacefully on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2005. She was born in Corsicana and married Cletus Wray, an Air Force officer on May 18, 1942, together they traveled extensively.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Col. Cletus Wray, USAF (Ret.) and her daughter, Rebecca Lockett Robertson.

Mrs. Wray is survived by her daughters, Barbara Wallrapp and husband, Mike of Woodbridge, VA, Suzie Jordan and husband, John, Lanie Albert and husband, Steve all of San Antonio, and Cletie Wray Luce and husband, Randy of The Woodlands, TX; grandchildren, Bill Wallrapp and wife, Jessica, Jenifer Willig and husband, Lew, Chris Wallrapp and wife, Lindsey, P.J. Robertson and wife, Joy, Allison Jordan Ramsey and husband, Jarrad, Taylor Jordan and wife, Ruth, Kyle Jordan and wife, Sheryl, John Wray Albert and wife, Cate, Stephanie Albert and Cody Wray Luce; great grandchildren, Charlie, Henry, Wills and Grace Wallrapp, and Megan Ramsey; sister, Elaine Allison of Corsicana, TX; nephews, Freddy Allison and wife, Diane of Midland, TX and Bill Allison and wife, Brenda of Shawnee, OK.

The family will receive friends on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

Arrangements by Porter Loring North Chapel.

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E. H. McCraw

E. H. McCraw, 64, of Silsbee, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2005 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Broussard’s Chapel in Silsbee. Interment will follow at Knupple Cemetery in Silsbee.

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E.H. McCraw

E.H. McCraw, 64, of Silsbee, died Thursday, November 10, 2005 at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth in Beaumont. A native of Corsicana, he lived in Silsbee since 1991 and was a Carpenter. E.H. was preceded in death by his son, Dwayne McCraw. Survivors include his wife Gail McCraw of Silsbee; daughters, Crystal McCraw, Teresa Underwood and husband Jon and Amy McCraw all of Silsbee; stepdaughters, Lisa Hardy and husband Kevin of Silsbee, Christy Fisher and husband Kenny of Silsbee and Stacy Johnson and husband Michael of Lumberton; stepsons, Glenn Potts of Silsbee, Chad Potts and wife Tanya of Silsbee and Vic Potts and wife Jana of Fred; grandson, Zachary McCraw of Hewitt; stepmother, Mae McCraw of Pinehurst; twenty grandchildren; two great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 13, 2005 at Broussard's Chapel, 490 Cemetery Road at Highway 96 Bypass, Silsbee, with burial to follow at Knupple Cemetery in Silsbee. A gathering of family and friends will be Saturday, November 12, 2005 from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at Broussard's.

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  • Beaumont Enterprise

William Junius McKie, III
Jan 28, 1924 - Nov 11, 2005

William J. (Bill) McKie III

William J. (Bill) McKie III passed away on Nov. 11, 2005 in Corsicana after a brief bout with cancer. He was born on Jan. 28, 1924 in Corsicana to Ben Whiteselle and Ethel Wilson McKie.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Pallbearers will be Todd Jones, Chad Wilson, Dylan Wilson, Brent Morelock, Harold Sanches and Jerry Jones. Honorary pallbearer will be Dalton Duke and Bubba Casey. Burial will be in the McKie plot in Oakwood Cemetery.

Bill was a 1941 graduate of Corsicana High School, as well as a graduate of Navarro College. While at Navarro, he served as president of his class and later became a member of the “Barracks Bunch.” Before attending Navarro, he served stateside as a Marine Corps pilot during World War II. Bill graduated from Baylor University with a law degree in 1950, and then served as Corsicana’s city attorney from 1952 to 1958. His entire law career was practiced in Navarro County and the surrounding area.

He was a member of the Rotary Club, and he also served as the secretary of the Salvation Army, following the service example of his maternal grandparents. He was also a member of First Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Bill enjoyed watching wildlife, visiting the McKie ranch in Mildred, and studying the history of the oil fields around Corsicana. He was interested in old trains and loved a good conversation. He also loved antique cars, often driving one in local parades.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Ben W. McKie and son Bill McKie IV.

He is survived by his wife, Marsha McKie; daughters Mary McKie Jones, Blanche McKie Pipkin and husband Steve, Beverly McKie Duke and husband Dion, and Amy McKie Calame and husband Adam; grandchildren Tracy Jones Folmar and husband Brent, Todd Jones, Chad Wilson and fiancée Carrie Duke, Dylan Wilson and wife Damarys, Dalton Duke, and Avery Calame; and great-grandchildren Hunter and Houston Folmar and Rafael and Alex Colon. He is also survived by his stepsons and their wives, Brent and Jackie Morelock and Lance and Lara Morelock, and his step-grandchildren Shawnda, Cory, Tyler, Kallie, Brittney and Colton Morelock.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to the American Cancer Society, 200 N. 13th St., Ste. 102, Corsicana, or to the Salvation Army.

Services under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Lauretta Corrine (Vergiels) Thomas
Aug 7, 1920 - Nov 8, 2005

Lauretta Corrine Thomas

Lauretta Corrine Vergiels Thomas, age 85, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005, at home in Corsicana.

Lauretta was born Aug. 7, 1920, in Milwaukee, Wis., to Erwin and Martha Vergiels. Prior to retiring to Corsicana in 1995, Lauretta was an office manager, active in her community as a hospital volunteer, Girl Scout leader, and AARP president. She also traveled extensively.

Retirement included time with her children, grandchildren, PALS Club, Senior Friends, and playing bingo.

In 1939, Lauretta married Alfred Michael Thomas. They were married 57 years when he passed away in 1997.

Survivors include her children, Carole and Dave Jenkins of Corsicana, Terry Thomas and Janice Coffee of Dallas, Diane Thomas of West Bend, Wis., and Bonnie and Don Ricchio of Racine, Wis.; children and great-grandchildren, Carrie and Dale Todd (Tara and Shane) of Corsicana, Jonell Jenkins-White (Lucas and Jacob) of Corsicana, Stacie and Melvin Roseborough of Waco, Jennifer and Wayne Granat (Thomas and Isabel) of Savannah, Ga., Ian Thomas of Waukesha, Wis., Aaron Gilhouse (Justine) of Milwaukee, Wis., Amber Schaus of Racine, Wis., Lauren and John Laughrin of Campbellsport, Wis., and Alyson Gilhouse (Ava) of Racine, Wis.

The family extends their gratitude to Dr. Howard Katz and staff of Corsicana, Dr. Irwin Schussler of Fort Worth, and the staff, volunteers and chaplains of Hospice of Cedar Lake for their compassionate care and support. Thank you to the caring staff of Alterra Sterling House during Lauretta?s time there and to in-home caregivers Alice Avalos, Jimmie Childers, Jewel White and Myra Glover.

Special thanks to the Rev. Danilo Ramos and Sylvia Bonin, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Corsicana, for personally meeting Lauretta?s religious needs when she could no longer attend Mass.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer?s Association or St. Vincent DePaul Society at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana.

A memorial Mass will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Danilo Ramos officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


Raymond Leroy Plattner, Jr.
Sep 18, 1963 - Nov 11, 2005

Raymond L Plattner
Mr. Raymond Leroy Plattner, Jr. “Thomason”, 42, died Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at the Navarro Regional Medical Center. He was born Sept. 18, 1963 in China Lake, CA, the son of Raymond L. and Beverly Kay Scherschel Plattner. He was reared in Ennis where he attended Ennis High School. He worked as a carpenter in home construction worked in the manufacturing of building materials. He attended the Bardwell United Methodist Church. He is survived by 3 sons, Cameron Plattner , Brandon Pearsall and Michael Pearsall all of Fresno, CA; a granddaughter, Angelina Mariah Pearsall of Fresno, CA; his mother, Beverly K. Julin of Rice; 3 sisters, Alicia Hamm of Bardwell, Nichole Plattner and Kristina Plattner both of Tacoma, WA. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Keever Chapel with Dr. Larry Jinks officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.


Katherine (Ivey) Heiser
Nov. 28, 1914 - Nov 9, 1999

Katherine Hope was born the eldest of four children to Ford and Lee Ellen Ivey on Nov. 28, 1914, in Kerens. After going through the Kerens school system, Katherine went to the College of Mary Hardin-Baylor, where she graduated with a degree in music education. She found the love of her life while teaching school and soon was married to James E. Heiser, who was also a teacher and coach, on Aug. 21, 1939. They had one child, Dinah Kay, and lived for 54 years in San Antonio, where they both taught school until retirement. Kay was active in San Antonio Retired Teachers Association, San Antonio Coaches Wives, Entre Nous Club and Alpha Delta Kappa. Kay received the Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award in 1997.

James passed away on Nov. 9, 1999. Katherine moved to Piano in 2000, to be near her daughter and enjoyed the fellowship and friends she quickly made at her new home, Cottonwood Estates. Kay loved to play the piano and participated in the monthly Cottonwood Review until her death. Dementia had begun to take its toll on her memory, but her ability to sit down and play the piano never left her. Katherine was a lifelong Baptist but joined Custer Road United Methodist Church, again to be near her daughter. There she met a new group of friends in the Covenant Sunday School Class. They all made her feel welcome and she cherished the time she had with them.

Katherine was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Ford Ivey; and sister, Aline Bell.

She is survived by her younger brother, Jim Bob Ivey and his wife Betty of Kerens; her daughter and son-in-law, Dinah Kay and Bob Carter of Plano; two grandchildren, Jim and wife A’ngela Carter of Plano, Kim Sterns and husband Wade of Marietta, Ga.; and two great-grandchildren, Reese Katherine and Ryne Carter Sterns of Marietta, Ga.

There will be a viewing, with the family in attendance, from 5 to 7 p.m. today and services will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Mission Park North Chapel, 3401 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio, with interment immediately following at Mission Burial Park North. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, at Custer Road United Methodist, 6601 Custer Road, Plano.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the James and Kay Heiser Scholarship Fund, Attn: Ronan McAshan, St. Mary’s University, One Camino Santa Maria, San Antonio, TX 78228-8503 or to the AV Ministry at Custer Road UMC, 6601 Custer Road, Plano, TX 75023. You may sign the online guest book at www.missionparks.com under the obituary section.

Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapel North, San Antonio.

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James M. Grippe
Oct 21, 1938 - Nov 14, 2005

James M. Grippe of Edmond, Okla., 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at Edmond Memorial Hospital.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Grippe was born Oct. 21, 1938, in Jussup, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his stepson, Bobby Cox.

Survivors include his wife, Marsha Grippe of Edmond, Okla.; sons, Jim Grippe of Grapevine, Daniel Grippe of Winterpark, Colo., and Michael Grippe of Dallas; stepsons, Randy Cox of Red Oak and Andy Cox of Waxahachie; daughter, Barbara Masters of Little Elm and Debbie Cox Southard of Midlothian; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
 

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Margaret Louise (Jones) Weems
Feb 10, 1919 - Nov 17, 2005

Margaret Louise Weems

Margaret Louise Weems, 86, of Arlington, a retired bookkeeper in the oil industry, went to be with the Lord, Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005.

Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Mayfield Road Baptist Church in Arlington. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Arlington Funeral Home, 1221 E. Division St., Arlington.

Memorials may be made to Mission Metroplex, 210 W. South St., Arlington, TX 76010.

Louise was born Feb. 10, 1919, in Barry to Mary and Jacob Jones. She moved to Arlington in 1965. She was a charter member of Mayfield Road Baptist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Major Joe N. Weems (Ret.).

Survivors include her daughter, Gayla Fletcher and husband Mike of Azle; granddaughter, Angela White and husband Jeff of Arlington; one great-grandson, Cayden White; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home, Arlington.

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Bill Hutchison
Dec 25, 1928 - Nov 14, 2005

Bill Hutchison, 76, of Orangefield, died November 14, 2005, in Pt. Arthur, Texas. Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City with burial following at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park. Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2005 also at the funeral home. Bill was born December 25, 1928 in Corsicana, Texas to the late William Luther and Emma (Cooper) Hutchison. He retired as Head Roustabout for Texaco Production and was a United States Marine having served during WWII. “Pappa” enjoyed Nascar Racing, bass fishing and was an avid collector of Texaco memorabilia. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren who will miss him greatly. Preceding Bill in death are his parents, granddaughter, Kami Elkins and sister, Hazel Goodsell. Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 55 years, Betsy Hutchison of Orangefield; daughter and son-in-law, Connie and Gene Elkins of Orangefield; sons and daughters-in-law, Billy and Ann Hutchison of Clear Lake, Gary and Sherry Hutchison of Orangefield, Greg Hutchison of Nederland; grandchildren, Marty Elkins and wife Elizabeth, Charley Elkins and Randy Elkins all of Orangefield, Brady Hutchison and wife Kelli of League City, Texas, Jamie Hutchison and wife Paige of Webster, Texas, Cameron Hutchison of Nederland, Jared, Kayleigh, and Haleigh Hutchison all of Orangefield; and great grandchildren, Kylie, Gracie, Ronnie, Rayleigh and Alexis Elkins all of Orangefield and William Hutchison of League City, Texas; brother and sister-in-law Ronnie and Jenny Hutchison of Orangefield; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and J.C. Foreman of Orangefield;and several nieces, nephews and close friends. Serving as Pallbearers will be “Pappa’s” seven grandsons.

Opal M. Hathcock
Apr 21, 1921 - Nov 20, 2005

Opal M. Hathcock of Corsicana passed away on Sunday at the Heritage Oaks Retirement village.
A Graveside service will be held at Crown Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, on November 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.

Visitation will be at Corley Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

She is survived by her Sisters Polly Richardson and Dot Hodge both of Corsicana,and her Grandson John Gray of Maypearl, Texas. Along with Numerous Nieces & Nephews.


Dorothy Louise (Tanner) Edens
Oct 28, 1918 - Nov 20, 2005

Dorothy Louise Tanner Edens, born Oct. 28, 1918, died yesterday morning at Navarro Regional Hospital. Mrs. Edens was the loving and adoring wife of the late Joe I. Edens. They were married almost 64 years at the time of Mr. Edens' death.

Mrs. Edens was also preceded in death by two sons, Bryan Harvey Edens and Joe L. Edens. She is survived by Ruth Dawson and her husband Jim Dawson of Corsicana. Gary L. Edens and his wife Jacqueline Edens of Suffolk, Va. and Susie Matthews and her James Matthews of Waco.

She is also survived by her daughter in law Sandra Cochran of Longview. Mrs. Edens had eight grand children. Donna Clifton and husband Bill and Donna?s children Morgan and Whitney. Debbie Ward and her husband Mark and their children Hanna, Hope and Hayden. DeAnna Bennett and her husband Jeff and their children Blair and Bryant. Angela Gunn and her children Aaron and Alley. Melanee Harrison and her husband Scott. Joey Edens and his wife Shawna. Jessica Burnett and her sister Kelley Terrell, her children Logan and Ryan.

Mrs. Edens had three step grandchildren, Kiran Krishnamurty, Vikram Krishnamurty and Andela Morriss. Dorothy and Joe Edens cane to Corsicana in September of 1960. Mrs. Edens worked at the Western Auto Store for several years and then was employed by Hable Construction Co., where she retired after many years of faithful service.

Dorothy and Mr. Edens were long time supporters of little league baseball, Boy Scout Troupe 258 and First Christian Church. She later joined St. Lukes United Methodist. Joe and Dorothy were the founders of the Texas Bird Hunters Association. Before coming to Corsicana, Mrs. Edens worked at the First National Bank of Longview.

Funeral services will be held at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home at 11 a.m. on Tuesday with burial to follow at Hamilton-Beamon Cemetery near Retreat.

Pallbearers include Fred Blitz, Tom Wilson, Melvin Christon, James Stapleton, Charlie Collier and Joey Edens. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dr. C. David Campbell and members of the Texas Bird Hunters. The Reverends Gary L. Edens and Gene Cravens will officiate at the funeral home. Reverend Bruce Carpenter of St. Lukes United Methodist will lead the grave site services.

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Fay (Dixon) Middlebrook-Weaver
abt 1920 - Nov 20, 2005

Fay Dixon Middlebrook Weaver

Fay Dixon Middlebrook Weaver, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include brother E. Ray Dixon of Corsicana. Niece and husband Rhonda and Tom Taylor of Corsicana. Great niece and great nephew Elizabeth Roman and Thomas Taylor of Corsicana. Step son and wife Guy and Gloria Middlebrook of Lindale. Step grandchildren Tracy Middlebrook of Irving, Mark and Bonny Middlebrook of Midlothian. Two brother in laws Keith and Dorothy Weaver of Navarro. Mac and Marcia Weaver of Arciada, La. Sister in law Peggy Weaver of Navarro.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Lois (Money) Williams-Lemons
Jan 26, 1913 - Nov 20, 2005

Lois M Lemons

Mrs. Lois M. Lemons, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at the IOOF Nursing Home in Ennis. She was born Jan. 26, 1913 in Rankin, the daughter of William Henry and Mandy Eliza Hobbs Money. She was reared in Rice where she graduated high school in 1930. On Oct. 19, 1935 she was married to Lonnie Williams. Mr. Williams preceded her in death in Feb. 1957. On July 3, 1965 she was married to Marvin Lemons. After their marriage they lived in Ennis. Mr. Lemons preceded her in death in 1981. She was employed at the Welfare Dept. in Corsicana and the Rice Post Office. She was a teller with Ennis State Bank for over 25 years, retiring in 1982. She was a member of the B&PW, where she served as president and the First United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school. She is survived by a daughter, Lonnita Ellis of Ennis; 3 grandchildren, Deborah Ellis of Mansfield, Denise and her husband, Gene Tekell of Ennis and Duane Ellis of Ennis; a great grandson and his wife, Chris and Crystal Tekell of Ennis; and a great great granddaughter, Alexis Vest of Ennis; 2 nieces; 3 nephews; and a number of relatives and many friends. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Kate Williams and Vera Tolar; two brothers, Howard Money and Walter Money; a special aunt, Mama Castle. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Keever Chapel with Chaplain Ted Brown officiating. Interment will be in the Rice Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.


Leslie Joe Strunc
Jun 23, 1918 - Nov 21, 2005

Mr. Leslie Joe Strunc, 87, died Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, at the Ennis Care Center. He was born June 23, 1918 in Ennis, the son of Frank J. and Annastazie Trojacek Strunc. He was reared in the Hopewell community where he attended school. On Nov. 24, 1954 he was married to Mary Landsfeld. After their marriage they lived in Ennis and Hopewell. He was employed as a machinist for 20 years with Larkin Industries. He also farmed the family farm in the Hopewell community. Mrs. Strunc preceded him in death in 1987. He was a member of St. John Catholic Church and the SPJST. He is survived by a sister, Agnes Kozlovsky of Ennis; six nephews, Charles Kozlovsky, Don Kozlovsky and Randy Kozlovsky all of Ennis, Ben Kozlovsky of Austin, Gary Kozlovsky of Calgary, Alberta, Canada and Robert Allen of Gamibaldi, OR; a niece, Jo Ann Allen of Beaverton, OR; an aunt, Antonie Trojacek Jakubik of Ennis; and numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by a sister, Annie Allen. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Keever Chapel. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. John Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Josephs Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Keever Mortuary.


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