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J. N. Gillespie
Died Jan. 1915

Jan 8, 1915
Gillespie - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 8. - Capt. J. N. Gillespie died Wednesday after a long illness and was interred at Oakwood Cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock. The deceased had seen services in the Philippines and Cuba.

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Victoria M. (West) Gordon
May 20, 1876 - Jul 19, 1952

Jul 22, 1952
Mrs. Victoria Gordon's Rites Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, July 22. - Funeral services for Mrs. Victoria Gordon, 76, life-long Navarro County resident, were held at the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, C. W. Gordon, Dalhart; A. B. Gordon, Dallas, and M/Sgt. A. H. Gordon, Fort Hood; six daughters, Mrs. Alice Tanner, Fort Worth; Mrs. J. L. Cox, Barry; Mrs. M. V. Cook, Conroe; Mrs. J. B. Fink, Kerens, and Mrs. John A. Krebs, San Francisco; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. McGlohen, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Addie McCorkle, Leuders; a brother, B. F. West, Perkins, Okla.; seventeen grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Willis B. Gordon
abt 1874 - Jun 1954

June 10, 1954
Willis B. Gordon
CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Willis B. Gordon, 80, a native of Georgia and a resident of Navarro County seventy-three years, were held Wednesday at the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three brothers, Hollie Gordon, Oscar Gordon and Charles Gordon, all of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Violet Moreland, Dallas.

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Maud Gordon
abt 1866 - Jul 1948

July 20, 1948
Mrs. Maud Gordon Dies in Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, July 20. - Mrs. Maud Gordon, 82, retired teacher, died here Tuesday at the home of her son, C. A. Gordon. Funeral rites will be held here at 10 a.m. Wednesday.
Mrs. Gordon began teaching in Corsicana in 1885 and was with the Houston public school system for thirty-five years, retiring seven years ago after being elementary school supervisor for years.
Survivors are her son, three grandchildren and three great-grandsons.

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Mary Ann (Lunetto) Graffeo
abt 1875 - Nov 18, 1949

November 22, 1949
Mrs. Mary A. Graffeo Buried at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 22. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ann Graffeo, 74, who died in Shreveport, La., Friday, were held in the Church of the Immaculate Conception here Monday, with burial in the Catholic Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Joe Graffeo, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. T. Ben Corley, Laurel, Miss.; Mrs. James E. Halloran, Dallas, and Mrs. David Sharp, Casper, Wyo.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. R. E. Graves
abt 1844 - Feb 1929

February 20, 1929
Mrs. R. E. Graves Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 20. - Mrs. R. E. Graves, native Texan, 85, died Wednesday at the home of her son, A. L. T. Graves, several miles northwest of Corsicana. The funeral will be held Thursday at Pursley, where burial will be made. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. S. H. DeLightsey of Brownwood and Mrs. Sallie Foster of Norman, Ok.; three sons, H. H. Graves and W. T. Graves of Corsicana; thirty-nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Royall Jesse Graves
abt 1884 - Feb 1930

February 3, 1930
Former Corsicana Man Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 3. - R. J. Graves, 46, formerly resident of Corsicana and oil operator here for several years, died at his home in Ardmore, Ok., Sunday. The funeral will be held at Rocket, Ellis County, between Ferris and Waxahachie, Tuesday. Surviving are his wife, one son, C. E. Graves of Ardmore; his father, who resides at Rocket; one brother, Bob Graves of Madill, Ok., formerly of Corsicana, and one married sister who lives at Rocket.

Feb 4, 1930
R. J. Graves Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 4. - B. B. Munsey, Sam J. Helm, C. A. Mullin, Dr. T. W. Watson and other Corsicana friends went to Rocket, Ellis County, Tuesday to attend the funeral of R. J. Graves, 46, formerly oil operator in Corsicana, who died at his home in Ardmore, Ok., Sunday. Surviving are his wife, father, one brother, one sister and other relatives.

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FORMER CORSICANA OIL OPERATOR DIES IN OKLAHOMA HOME

R. J. GRAVES TO BE BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT ROCKET, ELLIS COUNTY

R. J. Graves, aged 46 years, formerly resident of Corsicana, well-known oil operator here for several years, died at his home in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Sunday morning at 2 o’clock following an illness with pleurisy-pneumonia, and the funeral will be held at Rockett, Ellis county, between Ferris and Waxahachie, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, according to information received by friends of the family here Monday morning. It was stated that transportation was being arranged to take friends from Ennis to Rocket in busses Tuesday and a number of Corsicana friends are planning to attend the funeral.

Surviving are his wife, one son, C. E. Graves, Ardmore; his father who resides at Rocket; one brother, Bob Graves, Madill, Okla., formerly of Corsicana; and one married sister who lives at Rocket.

The body was brought overland Sunday to Rocket.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 3, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Hester (Madaris) Graves married Mar. 24, 1912 in Navarro county
  • Graves Cemetery, Rockett, Ellis county, Texas

Allen Lawrence Gray
Died Mar. 1907

March 21, 1907, El Paso, Texas
Found Dead in Bed
El Paso, Tex., March 20. - A. L. Gray, a stationary engineer, was found in his bed dead at a rooming house here this morning. Letters and photographs found on the dead man's person indicated that he had a family in Corsicana, Tex.

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Laura (Manning) Gray
Sep 23, 1862 - Jan 11, 1928

Jan 15, 1928
GRAY - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 15. - Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Gray, formerly resident of Corsicana but resident of Dallas for ten years, who died in a Dallas hospital, were held Thursday afternoon, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are five sons, F. D., W. R. J. T. and O. T. Gray, all of Dallas; B. D. Gray, Hawkins; three daughters, Mrs. Wesley Simms, Corsicana; Mrs. G. M. Tolbert and Mrs. F. R. Smith, both of Oklahoma City; one brother, W. B. Manning, Galveston; one sister, Mrs. H. E. Mullins, Tallehoma, Tenn.; several grandchildren and other relatives.

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Laura (Manning) Gray


FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED DALLAS WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Gray, aged 65, formerly resident of Corsicana but resident of Dallas for ten years, who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery.

The body arrived from Dallas Thursday morning. Mrs. Gray was a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints.

Surviving are five sons, F. D., W. R. J. T. and O. T. Gray, all of Dallas; B. D. Gray Hawkins; three daughters, Mrs. Wesley Simms, Corsicana; Mrs. G. M. Tolbert and Mrs. F. R. Smith, both of Oklahoma City; one brother, W. B. Manning, Galveston; one sister, Mrs. H. E. Mullins, Tallehoma, Tennessee, several grandchildren and other relatives.

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Sarah Elizabeth (Dickson) Gray
Sep 16, 1850 - Aug 15, 1939

Aug 17, 1939
Mrs. Sarah E. Gray Buried at Corsicana
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 17. - Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah E. Gray, 89, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. E. Kelton Sr., were held at the residence Thursday.
The Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducted the rites, assisted by the Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian Church. Interment was in Hamilton Cemetery.
Mrs. Gray was a native of Tennessee but had been a resident of Corsicana and Navarro County for sixty-two years.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Kelton; four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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William Braxton Gray
Dec 21, 1851 - Oct 31, 1925

Nov 1, 1925
W. B. Gray Dies on Lubbock Visit
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 1. - W. B. Gray, 75, old settler of Navarro County, died suddenly Saturday night in Lubbock while visiting his sons, Edgar and Fred Gray. The body will arrive in Corsicana at 12:10 o'clock Tuesday morning. He is survived by his wife and five children, three daughters and two sons, as follows: Mrs. A. V. Swanson and Mrs. A. C. Grant of Saco, Mont. and Mrs. E. E. Hamilton of Corsicana, and Messrs. Edgar and Fred Gray of Lubbock.
Funeral arrangements are held up pending arrival of the daughter from Montana.

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PIONEER CITIZEN CORSICANA SUCCUMBS TO SUDDEN ILLNESS

W. B. GRAY PASSED AWAY SATURDAY NIGHT AT LUBBOCK, TEXAS

News of the sudden death of W. B. Gray, pioneer Navarro county citizen, which occurred Saturday night at Lubbock, Texas, where he had gone on a visit to his sons, Edgar and Fred Gray, came as a distinct shock to his family and his host of friends in Corsicana. Mr. Gray would have been 75 years of age in December of this year, but he was in good health apparently and was hale and hearty for one of his years. The remains will take place from the late home, 1716 West Second avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the services, with Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisting.

Mr. Gray was born in Anderson, South Carolina, and came to Texas when a youth of about 16 years, first settling in Jasper county, in East Texas. He later came to Navarro county and has been a prominent resident since. He married Miss Susan Seale, daughter of the late Dr. W. F. Seale, who was a prominent business man of Corsican for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Gray would have been married 48 years on the 22nd of November, this year. Five children were born to this union, three daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs. A. V. Swanson and Mrs. A. C. Grant, both of Saco, Montana, and Mrs. E. E. Hamilton of Corsicana, the sons are Edgar and Fred Gray, who are now making their home in Lubbock, Texas, and it was while on a visit to these sons that death came to him so suddenly while he was sitting and talking pleasantly.

Mr. Gray also leaves one brother, R. M. Gray, of Humble, Texas, and a nephew, Fred D. Davis of Hamilton, Okla., who was taken as a small child and raised by Mr. and Mrs. Gray, and looked upon then as father and mother and was looked upon as a son and brother, and always treated as such by Mr. and Mrs. Gray and their children.

The daughters living in Montana were unable to attend the funeral of their father and the services will take place from the family home, as above stated, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery, and A. M. Hendricks, Gordon Sutton, S. H. Butler, Max Almond, Odie Burke and C. E. King acting as pallbearers.

Mr. Gray was well known over the entire county and had hosts of friends who will be grieved to learn of his sudden passing from the walks of man. He served for one year as superintendent of the State Juvenile Training School at Gatesville under the first Ferguson administration. He was also county tax assessor several years ago filled both these positions of high trust in a most satisfactory and honorable manner. He was a good man and will be greatly missed in the walks of men.

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FUNERAL SERVICES W. B. GRAY AT HOME TUESDAY AFTERNOON

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIES SUDDENLY AT LUBBOCK

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock for the late W. B. Gray, aged 75 years, at the family home, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the Frist Baptist church.

A great profusion of beautiful flowers were brought by friends as a last final tribute of their love and esteem for the man whom they had known and honored and loved in life. Deceased was of a most friendly and courteous disposition and had hosts of friends in every section of Navarro county.

He is survived and mourned by his widow and five children, and an adopted son and one brother. Two of his daughters living in Montana were unable to reach here in time for the funeral. A great concourse of sorrowing friends gathered at the home and followed the remains to their last resting place in Oakwood.

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A. Caldwell Green
Died Jan 1924

Jan 7, 1924
A. Caldwell Green Was Buried At Palestine
PALESTINE, Texas. Jan. 7. - Funeral services for A. Caldwell Green, who died at Corsicana Saturday morning, were conducted at the First Methodist Church here on Sunday afternoon. The body was buried in the family lot in East Hill Cemetery, Dr. J. C. Oehler, Pastor of the First Presbyterian Church officiating.
The First Methodist Church choir, directed by Miss Lillian Hancock, sang. Dr. N. L. Linebaugh, pastor of the church, read the funeral liturgy from the ritual of the Methodist Church as a part of the final rites at the cemetery.
Active pallbearers were D. M. Hodges, W. L. Johnson, R. M. Johnson, George D. Broyles, Frank Lacy, B. L. Phillips, Dr. Henry Link and Rush Shamblin.

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Charles Baxter Green
Apr 21, 1875 - Jan 29, 1952

Feb. 1, 1952, Dallas, Texas
Corsicana Rites Held For Charles B. Green
Funeral services for Charles Baxter Green, 76, a night watchman who lived at 2518 Exeter, were held Wednesday in Corsicana. Burial was in Rice Cemetery.
Green died Tuesday in an ambulance on the way to Corsicana. A former resident of Rice, Navarro County, he had lived in Dallas for two months.
Surviving are his wife; five sons, Lonnie Green, Clyde C. Green and Henry E. Green, all of Dallas, Clinton Green, Rice, and Doyle Green, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Edgemon, San Juan, Hidalgo County, and Mrs. Hattie Johnson, Dallas, thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Wednesday Rites For C. B. Green

Funeral services for Charles Baxter Green, 76, nightwatchman, Dallas, who died Tuesday morning near Rice, were held from the Corley Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

Green, a former resident of Rice died in a Corley ambulance near Rice while en route from his Dallas home to the P. and S. Hospital her for treatment.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; five sons, Lonnie, Clyde C., and Henry E. Green, all of Dallas; Clinton Green, Rice, and Doyle Green, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Edgemon, San Juan; and Mrs. Hattie Johnson, Dallas; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cecil Newman, Robert Foster, Rex Spurgon, Jack Leach, Wayne Leach, Alvin Jones.

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Charles Lesle Green
Oct 20, 1872 - Aug 25, 1927

August 27, 1927
C. L. Green, Amarillo, Buried at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 26. - Funeral services for Charles L. Green, 54, native of Corsicana, but resident of Amarillo for a number of years, who died in Amarillo Thursday, were held at the First Presbyterian Church Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, the Rev. David Shepperson, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are the following relatives, who accompanied the body here: One son, Charles A. Green, Amarillo; two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana; Mrs. R. F. Scott, Manitou, Colo,; two nephews, Dr. Louis K. Patton and Charles R. Green, both of Amarillo; Charles R. McAfee, associate in the furniture business with Mr. Green in Amarillo.
Mr. Green was formerly in the real estate business in Corsicana, but left here for Amarillo in 1905. He was engaged in a number of business interests and was reputed to be in the millionaire class.
The following were the pallbearers: Edgar Wareing, W. P. McCammon, C. R. Terry, E. M. Polk, L. A. Johnson and W. C. Caldwell.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • I think the Charles R. McAfee is Charles Richard McAfee, husband of Emma Grace (Lane) McAfee who moved to Amarillo, TX.  I can not place this C.L. Green, though it is a family name.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  ...ed williams

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FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA WILL BE BURIED HERE FRIDAY P. M.

Chas. L. Green, aged about 55 years, native of Corsicana, well known business man of Amarillo, died at his home in Amarillo some time Thursday morning according to telegrams received Thursday by friends from his sister, Mrs. J. F. Stout. The body will reach Corsicana Friday morning at 10:50 o’clock on the southbound H. & T. C. R. R. passenger train. The funeral services will be held from the First Presbyterian church at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor.

Mr. Green was born in Corsicana and for a number of years was in the real estate business here. Later he moved to Amarillo where he has been in the furniture business.

Surviving are one son, one daughter, two sisters and numerous relatives.

Mr. Green was a member of the Amarillo Rotary club. President Chas. G. Jester of the Corsicana Rotary club received a telegram from J. H. Paul, president of the Amarillo club as follows:

“You will be saddened to know that Chas. L. Green died this morning. He is to be buried in your city Friday at 1 p.m. at Presbyterian church. He was a real Rotarian and no doubt you will want to inform your Rotary members of arrangements.”

President Jester issued a call for the members of the Corsicana Rotary club to attend the funeral in a body Friday afternoon.

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CHARLES L. GREEN, FORMER CORSICANAN, BURIED HERE FRIDAY

PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN OF AMARILLO DIED THERE EARLY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Chas. L. Green, aged 55 years, formerly of Corsicana, but resident of Amarillo for a number of years, who died in Amarillo Thursday, were held at the First Presbyterian church Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor. The body arrived on the 10:50 southbound H. & T. C. R. R. passenger train. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are the following relatives, who accompanied the body here:

One son, Chas. A. Green, Amarillo; one daughter, Roberta Green, Amarillo; three sisters, Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana; Mrs. F. R. Scott, Maniton, Colo., Mrs., J. W. Bouldin, Clint, Texas; two nephews, Dr. Louis K. Patton and Chas. R. Green, both of Amarillo; Chas. R. McAfee, associate in the furniture business with Mr. Green in Amarillo.

Mr. Green was formerly in the real estate business in Corsicana, but left here for Amarillo in 1905.

Mr. Green was engaged in a number of business interests and was reputed to be in the millionaire class.

A large number of local Rotarians attended the services.

The following are the pallbearers:

Edgar Wareing, W. P. McCammon, C. R. Terry, E. M. Polk, L. A. Johnson, W. C. Caldwell.

The following, which gives a comprehensive history of Charles Green, was taken from the Amarillo Globe of Thursday August 25, and will be read with deep interest here, where he was well known to the older residents of the city, and universally popular among all who knew him:

Charles L. Green 56 years old, wealthy-pioneer citizen and business man of Amarillo, died this morning at 8 o’clock at St. Anthony’s sanitarium. Heart trouble was given as the immediate cause of his death. Although he had been ill in the sanitarium for the past two weeks, death was unexpected.

The body will lie in state at the Griggs funeral chapel this afternoon from 2 to 4 o’clock and open house for the friends and acquaintances will be maintained. From 4 o’clock until 4:25 the chapel parlors will be closed to friends and only the immediate family will be with the remains.

The body will be forwarded to Corsicana, the old home, this afternoon at 5:20 o’clock on the Fort Worth and Denver, accompanied by the son and daughter, Charles A. and Roberta, his sisters, Mrs. J. F. Stout and Mrs. R. F. Scott, C. R. McAfee and Dr. Louis K. Patton.

Funeral services have been announced at Corsicana for 1 o’clock tomorrow afternoon, conducted from the Presbyterian church in that city. Interment will be made beside his wife, who died here 18 years ago.

Mr. Green is survived by two children, Charles A. Green and Miss Roberta Green, both of this city, 1400 Monroe street; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Bouldin, Clint, Texas; Mrs. F. R. Scott, Manitou, Colorado; Mrs. J. F. Stout, Corsicana, Texas, Dr. Louis K. Patton, of Amarillo, his nephew, has been in constant attendance since his illness.

Hundreds Visit Funeral Home.
A brother, James T. Green, who was associated with him in the founding of the Green Brothers company of Amarillo, died here in January, 1917; and another brother, R. M. Green, died here about three years ago. His sister, Mrs. Kate Patton, passed away in Amarillo a few years ago.

Hundreds of friends attended the funeral parlors during the afternoon and promptly at 4:40 o’clock the funeral cortege under special escort of the Rotary Club and Realtors’ Association will move to the railway station. A special call has been made to Rotarians by President Howard Paul, and to officials of the Real Estate Board to attend in a body and march with the body to the station.

No services were announced at the chapel, all rites to be held at Corsicana. Burial will be beside his wife in the family plot in that city.

At the time of his death Charles L. Green was president of the Green Brothers company, doing an extensive furniture business throughout the Panhandle-Plains of Texas; president of the Montgomery Style Shop of Amarillo, and president of the Coe and Parks Lumber company.

He was a member of the Central Presbyterian church, the Rotary club, Real Estate Board and the Woodmen of the World.

Born in Arkansas.
Charles L. Green was born October 20, 1872 on the old Tony plantation in Ouchita county, Arkansas, near Camden. He came to Texas in 1888, settling at Corsicana, Navarro county, and in April 1900. Married Miss Roberta Armstrong of Fort Worth. In Corsicana he was engaged in the vehicle business and was identified prominently with real estate interests.

During December, 1905, the Green family moved to Amarillo, and Mr. Green associated himself with Dr. W. W. Cuningham in real estate ventures. It was in this business association that Mr. Green displayed his faith in Amarillo and the vast expanse of Plains land. It has been truly said that never has Amarillo had a more confident booster, nor a more sincere optimist concerning the welfare of the Western section, than in Mr. Green.

In 1907, with his brother James T. Green, the Green Brothers company was established, doing business in the 600 block on Polk street. The business grew to such an extent that in 1909 it was necessary to build a permanent home for the offices and stocks and in 1909, the Green Building at 611 Polk street was erected. Continuing at phenomenal strides, the furniture business expanding to such an extent that larger and more adequate quarters were demanded and in 1923 the modern four story structure of Sixth and Taylor was built. The business is now conducted at this location

In 1917 after the death of James T. Green, C. R. McAfee, present secretary of the Green brothers company associated himself with Mr. Green and has been closely identified with that family and business for the past ten years.

Since coming to Amarillo twenty-two years ago this fall, Mr. Green has been represented as one of the most important factors in the building of Amarillo and this section of Texas. Coming to this city as an open and avowed optimist, backed by an abounding faith in the possibilities, he plunged at once in every phase of civic activity. He invested his life savings in property here and at the time of his death was considered an authority on valuations and development. With the phenomenal development, his extensive property interests have grown in value until his material wealth is largely in excess of a million dollars, Mr. Green is considered probably the largest individual owner of business property in this city.

Included in his business holdings here are his interests in the Green Brothers company, the Coe and Parks Lumber company, Montgomery Style Shop and a number of brick business houses, in addition his interests include several apartment houses and extensive resident property.

Hundreds of Friends

In the passing of Charles L. Green, one of Amarillo’s most love and unassuming citizens is gone. Friends and beneficiaries are numbered by the hundreds and time and time again his counsel has been sought in matters of business and distress. Unlike the average man of wealth, Mr. Green was just an every-day, home-loving town town-boosting citizen, and on every hand expressions of grief and regret are heard in his death.

With the heart always open to conviction and with charity ever prevailing, he lent an attentive ear to those who came to him for relief, and his liberality and philanthropies will live as a memorial to his life.

Matters of city government were always of special interest to Mr. Green and he has severed in many capacities looking toward the welfare of his city. Only a week prior to his death he resigned as a member of the new building code commission. In this work he was given valuable assistance in the matter of substantial and safe construction of the city’s building.

Green Brothers company and the Montgomery Style Shop will be closed today and tomorrow.

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ROTARIANS HOLD MEMORIAL MEETING

The program of the Amarillo Rotary club today was confined to memorial services for Charles L. Green who died this morning. Mr. Green was a member of the club since 1917.

Hermon C. Pipkin, in speaking of Mr. Green as a Rotarian, declared that he was ever faithful to the ideals of Rotary and spread the “gospel of a square deal to all.” His conduct was such that any Rotarian should be proud to follow the ideals for which he stood, declared the speaker.

Rev. R. Thomason, pastor of the Central Presbyterian church, characterized Mr. Green as the most incurable optimist Amarillo ever had.

“He had pronounced convictions, but was tolerant,” said Dr. Thomsen. “He laid aside personal interest to help build a better city. He grew in religious faith, and although a man of sorrow through the death in recent years of many members of his family he preserved his faith and his optimism.”

Dr. R. P. Parcells presided.

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Mrs. H. B. Green
abt 1895 - Jan 1953

Jan 17, 1953, Dallas, Texas
Mrs. H. B. Green, Dallas Resident 33 Years, Dies
Mrs. Harry B. Green, 58, of 412 Center, a Dallas resident for thirty-three years, died Wednesday in a Dallas hospital. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church.
Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Bell of Longview and Mrs. C. J. Luten of New York, and a brother, Carl F. Mirus of Corsicana.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Christ Episcopal Church, 604 West Tenth, by the Rev. Bertram L. Smith. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be L. H. Cristadoro, Jewel R. Stephens, Elmer E. Luten, Cecil Cooper, R. H. Lindop and George Campbell.

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Mary E. (Toney) Green
Feb 16, 1842 - Nov 20, 1920

Nov 23, 1920
GREEN. - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 23. - Mrs. M. E. Green, 78 years old, died at the home of her son, Charles H. Green, in Amarillo, Saturday night. The body was brought to Corsicana and the funeral took place Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. C. H. Storey and the Rev. H. J. Ellis. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. W. Baldwin, Lexington, Ok., Mrs. Kate Patton and C. L. Green, both of Amarillo; R. M. Green of Athens, and Mrs. J. F. Stuart and Mrs. A. J. Wareing, both of Corsicana.

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DIED IN AMARILLO SATURDAY.

Remains of Well Known Lady Buried Here.

Mrs. M. E. Green, aged 78 years, widow of the late Dr. R. M. Green and for many years a highly esteemed and much loved woman of this place died at the home of her son, Chas. L. Green in Amarillo, Saturday night at 8 o’clock after an illness of only two days, and the remains were brought here and the funeral took place this afternoon from the home of A. J. Wareing on West Third avenue, with interment in Oakwood. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. C. H. Storey and H. J. Ellis, and Drs. I. N. Suttle and F. A. Miller, and Messrs. E. A. Johnson, P. W. Lea, E. L. Martin, H. P. Barton, W. W. Walton and E. T. Wareing acted as pallbearers. A large procession followed the remains to Oakwood, and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. W. Bauldin, Lexington, Okla.; Mrs. Kate Patton and C. L. Green. Of Amarillo; R. M. Green of Athens, and Mrs. J. F. Stuart and Mrs. A. J. Wareing of Corsicana.

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Roxie (White) Green
Sep 30, 1861 - Dec 29, 1936

Dec 29, 1936
Mrs. W. J. Green, 75, Corsicana Native, Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 29. - Mrs. Roxie Green, 75, lifelong resident of Corsicana, wife of Dr. W. J. Green, died at the family home on Tuesday morning.
Surviving are her husband and a brother, Robert White of Greenville.
Mrs. Green was born Sept. 30, 1861, in Corsicana, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. N. White. Mr. White was the first County Clerk of Navarro County after its organization.
The funeral rites will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

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MRS. ROXIE GREEN DIED EARLY TODAY BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Roxie Green, aged 75 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, wife of Dr. W. J. Green, died at the family home, 210 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock after a several days illness.

Surviving are her husband, a brother, Robert White, Greenville, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Green was born Sept. 30, 1861, in Corsicana, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. N. White, Mr. White was the first county clerk of Navarro county after its organization.

The funeral rites will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. N. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers will be Roy Thompson, J. N. McDaniel, Mid Caston, Jim Nick Garitty, Will Thompson, Charlie Croft and Tom Kerr.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. ROXIE GREEN

Funeral services for Mrs. Roxie Green, aged 75 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died at the family home, 210 West Fifth Avenue, Tuesday morning at 6:30 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. N. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Green, was born in Corsicana, Sept. 30, 1861, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. N. White, early pioneers of Corsicana. Mr. White was the first county clerk of Navarro County following its organization.

Surviving are her husband, Dr. W. J. Green, Corsicana; a brother, Robert N. Green, Greenville, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Roy Thompson, J. N. McDaniel, Mid Caston, J. N. Garitty, Will Thompson, Charlie Croft and Tom. Kerr.

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Richard Harvin "Dick" Greenlee
May 6, 1897 - Aug 21, 1920

Aug 22, 1920
Corsicana Man Is Killed In Accident At Alvord
Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 22. - Richard Greenlee, 22 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Greenlee of Corsicana, suffered injuries at 8:30 o'clock yesterday morning at Alvord, which caused his death one hour later. The accident occurred while he was working at a pump station of the Magnolia Petroleum Company. According to information received from Alvord. Greenlee was working around the water pump at the station when the belt came off, caught him and threw him over the wheel three or four times. The body arrived in Corsicana tonight over the Texas & Brazos Valley at 10 o'clock.
He is survived by his father and mother, who lived in Corsicana, and by nine brothers and sisters. He had lived in Corsicana practically all of his life.
During the war Greenlee served in the United States Navy for over two years. He was in the transport division and later with a destroyer. He made a number of trips across the ocean.

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Funeral of Local Boy Held Today

The funeral services of Richard Greenlee, aged twenty-two years, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Greenlee of Corsicana, was held at the First Baptist church this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Greenlee was accidentally killed Saturday morning at the Magnolia pump station at Alvord, Texas.

The body of young Greenlee arrived in Corsicana at 10 p.m. Saturday, being accompanied by Elves Lancaster and L. B. Bryan of Alvord, who have been working with Greenlee. These young men state that although Richard Greenlee had been in Alvord only a short time, he had made many friends there who were greatly shocked at his sudden death.

The funeral services at the Baptist church were conducted by Rev. B. W. Vining, pastor. Many friends of the deceased attended the services at the church and accompanied the body to Oakwood Cemetery for interment. Profuse floral offerings were indicative of the high esteem in which the many friends of Richard Greenlee remember him.

The active pall-bearers were the following young men; N. L. Benson, Jr., Harry Benson, Sprugeon Roberts, Otto Lowry, Vest Sitton and Lawrence Ransom.

The deceased is survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Greenlee, and nine brothers and sisters. With the exception of two years spent in the United States Navy during the war, he has lived in Corsicana practically all his life.

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Robert Nelson Greenlee
Jan 4, 1880 - Feb 3, 1949

Feb 4, 1949, Dallas, TX
R. N. Greenlee Rites Friday
Funeral services for Robert Nelson Greenlee, retired Oak Cliff restaurant owner, will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Lamar & Smith Funeral Chapel, 800 West Jefferson.
Greenlee, who lived on Route 1, Box 509, died Thursday in a Dallas hospital.
He owned the Blackstone café in the Texas Theater Building until he sold out about four years ago and retired. He was a member of the Oak Cliff Kiwanis Club and the Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce.
Greenlee was born in Alabama and came to Dallas some forty years ago after living several years in Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife, and a sister, Mrs. Martha Baird of Shreveport, La.

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R. N. Greenlee To Be Interred Here Friday Afternoon

Robert Nelson Greenlee, aged 69 years, died in Dallas Thursday morning at 3 o'clock.

Prior to moving to Dallas about 35 years ago, Greenlee resided in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held from the Lamar and Smith Funeral Chapel in Dallas Friday morning at 11 o'clock. A short service will be held at
Oakwood Cemetery here Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, where interment will be made.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Martha Baird, Shreveport, La., and a number of other relatives including several cousins in Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct local arrangements.

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Joseph Milton Greenup
Dec 18, 1855 - Apr 11, 1930

Apr 12, 1930
Joseph M. Greenup Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, April 12. - Joseph M. Greenup, 74, long-time resident of the Navarro community, died in the Navarro County Hospital Friday night. Surviving are two sons, P. J. and J. F. Greenup, both of Navarro and a number of grandchildren.

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AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COMMUNITY DIES IN HOSPITAL

Joseph M. Greenup, aged 74 years, long-time resident of the Navarro community, died in the Navarro County Hospital Friday night at 11 o’clock following a lingering illness, and the funeral was held at the Hopewell cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Baptist minister of Navarro.

Surviving are two sons, P. J. and J. F. Greenup, both of Navarro and a number of grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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O. H. Gregory
Died Aug 1950

Aug 25, 1950
O. H. Gregory
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 24. - Funeral rites were held in the First Presbyterian Church at Streetman Wednesday for O. H. Gregory, who died Tuesday in Dallas.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Marjorie Gregory, both of Dallas; two sons, Aubrey Pruett Gregory, Dallas, and Charles Lloyd Gregory, Houston; a granddaughter, his mother, Mrs. M. E. Gregory, Tyler.

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Nancy A. Grider
June 24, 1840 - Nov 26, 1932

Nov 28, 1932
Mrs. Nancy A. Grider Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 28. - Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy A. Grider, 92, native of Alabama but long-time resident of Texas, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lee Poarch in the Black Hills community, were held from the Black Hills church Sunday afternoon with burial in the Black Hills Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Lee Hearn. Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Poarch, Black Hills; Mrs. Fannie Burba, Frederick, Ok.; Mrs. Sallie Henderson, Sendel, Ok., and Mrs. Ada King, Clovis, N. M.; a large number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren an a sister who resides in Alabama.

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Berry K. Griffin
abt 1855 - Oct 1929

October 29, 1929
Berry K. Griffin Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 29. - Funeral services for Berry K. Griffin, 74, resident of Navarro and Henderson Counties since 1884, were held at the Malakoff Cemetery Tuesday, where interment was made. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Banks, Denton; Mrs. J. W. Bowen, Blooming Grove and Mrs. J. S. Dalton, Wink; five sons, W. H. Griffin, R. M. Griffin, J. G. Griffin and L. A. Griffin, all of the Purdon community, and S. _. Griffin, Blooming Grove; three brothers, J. A. Griffin and L. G. Griffin, both of Robstown, and B. F. Griffin, Malakoff.

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W. T. (Buck) Griffin
abt 1870 - Jun 17, 1936

June 17, 1936
Political Leader Dies When Car Overturns
CORSICANA, Texas, June 17. - Funeral services for W. T. (Buck) Griffin, 66, farmer of East Navarro County and political leader for years, who was killed instantly Tuesday night when his car overturned several times near Powell, will be held here Thursday.
Passersby found his wrecked automobile soon after the crash. Griffin's body and that of Mrs. Elsie Knipe, 19, of Corsicana, were near the car.
Mrs. Knipe is not expected to live. She received a broken arm and critical internal injuries.
Griffin formerly was chairman of the Navarro County Debt Conciliation Board, having been appointed by Gov. Miriam A. Ferguson.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. A. D. Thomas of Overton, Mrs. Harve Travis and Mrs. J. H. Bruner of Corsicana, Mrs. Jack Cotton of Eunice, N. M.; and Mrs. Tommie Phillips of Kerens; four sons, Joe, Oscar and W. T. Griffin Jr. of Kerens, and Walter Griffin of Corsicana; four brothers and three sisters.

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Willie Columbus Grimes
abt 1902 - Jul 1933

July 13, 1933
GRIMES - Corsicana, Texas. July 13. - Willie Columbus Grimes, 31, farmer, died at his home near Murchison, Henderson County, Wednesday afternoon. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at Brushy Prairie with burial in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, three children and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Iona Ware of Corsicana, Letty May Spence of Roane, Newby Renson of Murchison, Joseph Estes, Lorena Estes, Lovenia Estes, Willie Mae Estes and Hattie Estes, all of the Chandler community.

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HENDERSON COUNTY FARMER DIES; BURIED AT BRUSHY PRAIRIE

Willie Columbus Grimes, aged 31, farmer, died at his home near Murchison, Henderson county, Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Methodist church at Brushy Prairie with burial in the Brushy Prairie cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Sykes.

Surviving are his wife, three children and the brothers and sisters, Mrs. Iona Ware, Corsicana; Letty May Spence; Roane; Newby Benson, Murchison; Joseph Estes, Lorene Estes, Lovenia Estes, all of the Chandler community.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Joe Preston Grounds
Jan 21, 1877 - Feb 27, 1947

Mar 2, 1947
Joe Grounds Dies At Blooming Grove
CORSICANA, Texas, March 2. - Joe P. Grounds, 70, died at his home in Blooming Grove Thursday afternoon. He had farmed in the Blooming Grove area twenty-five years prior to his recent purchase of a home in that community.
Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; ten children, Mrs. H. C. Hyer, Frost; Mrs. Newton Flovin, Blooming Grove; Mrs. A. J. Bates, Palmer; Mrs. S. R. Green, Blooming Grove; Mrs. R. T. Bell, Frost; Roy Grounds, Dallas; Raymond Grounds, Novis; Robert Grounds, Blooming Grove; Ralph Grounds, Hillsboro; and Reagan Grounds, Blooming Grove; twenty-six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Reynolds, Caddo, Okla., and Mrs. Ophelia Inman, Waxahachie, and a brother, D. A. Grounds, Sulphur, Okla.

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JOE P. GROUNDS OF BLOOMING GROVE IS DEAD; RITES HELD BLOOMING GROVE
March 1. —(Spl.)—Joe P. Grounds, aged 70 years, died at his home here Thursday.
Surviving are his wife, Blooming Grove; 10 children, Mrs. H. C. Dyer, Frost; Mrs. Newton Flovin, Blooming Grove; Mrs. A. J. Bates, Palmer; Mrs. S. R. Green, Blooming Grove: Mrs. R. T. Bell, Frost; Roy Grounds, Dallas; Raymond Grounds, Novis; Robert Grounds, Blooming Grove; Ralph Grounds, Hillsboro; Reagan Grounds, Blooming Grove; 26 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Reynolds, Caddo, Okla., and Mrs. Ophelia Inman, Waxahachie; a brother, D. A. Grounds, Sulphur, Okla., and other relatives.
Grounds was engaged in farming in this vicinity for 26 years and only recently purchased a home here. He had been ill only a few hours.
Funeral services were held Saturday from the First Baptist church here, church here, with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mable Guinn
Died Aug 1925

August 22, 1925
Woman Killed, 2 Men Hurt in Auto Mishap
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 21. - Mable Guinn, 20, a waitress in a café, is dead: J. H. Moore, 30, and Olen Wharton, 28, are in a hospital injured seriously as the result of the automobile in which they rode turning over late Thursday night. Miss Quinn’s mother is believed to live in Houston.
The girl died in the hospital. The car, belonging to Moore, was driven by R. H. Buck, who was not injured.

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Carl Salome Gullatt
Dec 10, 1882 - Jan 1, 1954

Jan 4, 1954
Gullatt Services Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas. - C. S. Gullatt, 71, Eureka farmer, died in a local hospital Friday night.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday with burial in the Black Hills Cemetery.
Surviving are six sons, Tommy Gullatt, Dallas; Herman Gullatt, Albuquerque, N. M.; Vernon Gullatt, Corsicana; Charles Gullatt, Glen Gullatt and Billy Gullatt, all of Eureka; a daughter, Peggy Gullatt, Eureka; a brother, Jim Gullatt, Chandler; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Cummins, Dallas, and one grandchild.

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C. S. Gullatt Dies Friday Evening

C. S. Gullatt, 71, farmer, Route 1, Eureka, died in Memorial Hospital Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Black Hills Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of North Corsicana Methodist church and Rev. Bill Purdue, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

Surviving are six sons, Tommy Gullatt, Dallas; Herman Gullatt, Alburquerque, N. M.; Vernon Gullatt, Corsicanas; Charles, Glen and Billy Gullatt, Eureka; a daughter, Miss Peggy Gullatt, Eureka, a granddaughter, Frances Pillans, Streetman; a brother, Jim Gullatt, Chandler, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Cummins, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Don Chandler, Roy Jones, Paul Chandler, John Grantham, Loyd Land and Houston Kent.

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Walter N. Gullett
Died 1954

May 2, 1954, Mexia, Texas
Walter N. Gullett
MEXIA, Texas - Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Shady Grove Baptist Church at Union High near Dawson for Walter Newton Gullett, 75. Gullett, who had lived in and around Mexia most of his life, died after a stroke three weeks ago. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons, Leon Gullett, Union High, and Raymond Gullett, Grand Prairie; two brothers, Tom Gullett, Waco; Ben Gullett, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Susie Watkins, Corsicana; eleven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

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Clara Belle (Carroll) Gumm
Jan 4, 1907 - Jul 28, 1951

July 31, 1951
Blooming Grove Rites Held for Mrs. Gumm
CORSICANA, Texas, July 31. - Funeral services of Mrs. Clara Belle Gumm, 44, who died in Houston, were held from the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Clyde Gumm of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Otho Perry of Dallas; a son, Don Gumm, Houston; four brothers, Bill Carroll and Leon Carroll, both of Kilgore; Tom Carroll of Corsicana, and Hugh Carroll of Mexia, and two sisters, Mrs. Cordell Freeman of Fort Worth and Mrs. Mabel Griffin of Frost.

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Clara Belle (Carroll) Gumm
Jan 4, 1907 - Jul 28, 1951

Mrs. Clyde Gumm

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. Clyde Gumm
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday for Mrs. Clyde Gumm, 44, who died in Houston Saturday, from the Methodist church with Rev. Roy L. Felder, pastor, officiating. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.
Mrs. Gumm, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bud Carroll, was born and reared in this community.
Surviving are her husband, Clyde Grimm, Houston, a daughter, Mrs. Otho Perry, Dallas, a son, Don Gumm, Houston; two grand children, four brothers, Bill and Leon, Carroll, Kilgore; Tom Carroll, Corsicana and Hugh Carroll, Mexia; two sisters, Mrs. Cordell Freeman, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mabel Griffin, Frost and other relatives.

1951


James Albert Gunter
Feb 16, 1870 - Jun 11, 1936

Jun 11, 1936
J. A. Gunter, Veteran Newspaperman, Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 11. - James Albert Gunter, 66, employee in the mechanical department of the Corsicana Daily Sun twenty-two years, died at his residence here Thursday. Funeral services will be held from the residence of his son, Charlton E. Gunter, Friday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating.
Mr. Gunter was born in Belleville, Ill., came to Texas when 21, and worked in printing offices in Midlothian, Weatherford, Cleburne, Sulphur Springs, Paris and Jacksonville.
Mr. Gunter was a veteran of the Spanish-American War and was a member of the James Garitty Camp, No 47, United Spanish War Veterans.
Surviving are his wife; one son, Charlton Gunter, both of Corsicana; two brothers, William Gunter, Scandia, Kan., and Frank Gunter, San Pedro, Calif., and two sisters, Mrs. Rollo R. Wells, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs.Belle Etter, Scandia, Kan.

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FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED FRIDAY FOR JAMES A. GUNTER

EMPLOYEE OF DAILY SUN FOR TWENTY-TWO YEARS VICTIM HEART ATTACK

Funeral services for J. A. Gunter, 66, employee of the Corsicana Daily Sun for the past 22 years, who died at his home, 1115 West Seventh avenue, Thursday morning at 3 o’clock with a heart attack, are to be held from the residence of his son, Charlton Gunter, 1510 West First avenue, Friday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Belleville, Ill., Mr. Gunter was reared in Kansas and came to Texas when 21 years of age. He resided at Freeport, Weatherford, Cleburne, Midlothian, Sulphur Springs, Paris, Jacksonville and other points prior to coming to Corsicana in May, 1914, as foreman of the mechanical department of the Corsicana Daily Sun.

Mr. Gunter was a veteran of the Spanish-American war and was an active member of the James Garrity Camp No. 47, United Spanish War Veterans.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Charlton Gunter, Daily Sun reporter, both of Corsicana; two brothers, William Gunter, Scandia, Kas., and Frank Gunter, San Pedro, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. Rollo R. Wells, Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Belle Etter, Scandia, Kas.

Pallbearers will be L. A. Wortham, Boyce Martin, Elie Travis, Truly Etheridge, Dave Levy, Paul Moore, Sid P. Story and Joel C. Trimble.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Daily Sun staff and friends of the family.

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

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Benjamin Franklin Guynes
Jan 14, 1870 - Dec 8, 1932

December 8, 1932
Ben F. Guynes Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 8. - Ben F. Guynes, 62, resident of Chatfield for most of his life, died at his home in Chatfield Thursday morning. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the family home in Chatfield with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Mr. Guynes served as Navarro County Commissioner from Jan. 1, 1925 to Jan. 1, 1931.
Surviving are his wife, two sons, John Rice Guynes, Dallas, and Scales Guynes, Duncan, Ok.; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Oglesby, Kansas, and Mrs.John Harper, Corsicana, and three brothers, Charles Guynes, Lubbock; Emmett Guynes, Chatfield, and A. Guynes, Oregon.

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Clarence Owen English
Dec 26, 1894 - Aug 11, 1956

Final Rites to Be Held For Clarence O. English

Funeral services for Clarence O. English, 61, retired insurance company official, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in Weiland-Merritt Chapel, 2909 Live Oak, with the Rev. William Dickinson officiating.

Entombment will be in Crown Hill Mausoleum.

English, a Dallas resident for the last 41 years, died in the Veterans Hospital at Lisbon Saturday night after a stroke.  He had been ailing since suffering a stroke in 1949, and had been confined to a wheel chair since breaking his hip in a fall early last year.  He lived at 5919 Monticello.

Born and raised in Frost, Navarro County, English came to Dallas after graduating from high school and had lived here ever since.  He retired in 1949 after 35 years with the American National Insurance Company.

He was a World War I veteran, active in American Legion activities, a member of the John Low and Joe Smart Legion Post No. 53, and Odd Fellows Lodge No. 44 and the Highland Park Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife; two brothers, the Rev. A. B. English of Frost, and four sisters, Mrs. William Ellis of Fort Worth, Mrs. Ruby Kavanaugh of Houston, Mrs. Leo Nichols of Corsicana and Mrs. Grady Ponder of Frost.

Pall bearers will be L. P. Snell, Troy Traver, Jack Helm, D. R. Snell, A. H. Banks and Jerry Durham.

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  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Jo Ann English
  • Clarence Owen English b. Dec. 26, 1894 in Navarro County d: Aug 11, 1956 burial Aug 13, 1956 Hillcrest Cemetery Crown Hill Mausoleum
  • Was married twice: Alva Nichols b. 1892 in TN m. before 1919 I do not have her date of death. & Loretta Price m. Oct 31, 1941
  • A few memories about Clarence shared by family members: He never had any children but doted on his nieces and nephews. Maurice remembers going to spend a week or two each year with Clarence and Loretta in Dallas after the family “had gotten all of their cotton in” (completed harvest). Clarence loved baseball. Maurice gained his love of the game from his Uncle Clarence. He remembers Clarence taking him to lots of games in the Dallas area and telling him details about all of the players. He taught him lots of the baseball lingo (like “southpaw”). Maurice says he remembers Clarence teasing Loretta because she could not remember the lingo. It was like learning a new code language for Maurice as a young boy. Maurice went on to play college and semi-pro baseball and later into coaching. Maurice retired as school superintendent of Hillsboro schools and has worked at Hill College since that time. He now is in charge of the Glen Rose and Granbury campuses. Blake remembers Loretta as the “prettiest lady” he ever met as a young child. He says his mom and dad used to take to family up to see Clarence and Loretta at least once a year. He remembers his dad always got lost trying to find Monticello Street. Beldon was definitely not a city person!  ( by Jo Ann English)
     

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Dallas Times Herald - Monday, August 13, 1956, D-11
ENGLISH, Clarence O., 5919 Monticello. Survived by wife, Mrs. Loretta E. English, Dallas; two borthers, Re A.B. English, Orange TX, Beldon English, Frost, Tex,; four sisters, Mrs Ruby Kavanaugh, Houston, Mrs Leo Nichols, Corsicana; Mrs William Ells, Fort Worth and Mare William Ellis, Fort Worth and Mrs Grady Ponder frost. Services Welland-Merritt Funeral Chapel, Monday 2p.m. Rev William H Dicklinson, Jr., officiating. Entombment Crown Hill Mausoleum. Pallbearers; L.P. Snell, Troy Tarver, Jack Helm, D.R. Snell. A.H. Banks, Jerry Durham. WEILAND-MERRITT, TE-8141

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James Edward Johnson
Oct 8, 1926 - Dec 2, 2005

James Edward Johnson, 79, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 2 in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

James was born October 8, 1926 in Ellis County to parents Robert and Ana Mae Johnson. He was a veteran of the Armed Forces serving in the Navy during World War II and also owned a trucking company.

James is preceded in death by parents Robert and Anna Mae Johnson; wife Betty Johnson and sister Mildred Faye Johnson.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Rod Fitzgerald of Grand Prairie; son and daughter-in-law, John and Sharon Johnson of Cryer Creek; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Johnson of Fairfield; brother, Bobby Johnson of Corsicana; grandson and wife, Jamie and Susanne Wyatt of Midlothian; granddaughters and husbands, Heather and Chris Mayo of Corpus Christi, Angela and Isaac Hammond of Georgetown and Christine and Jody Caudle of Corsicana; grandson, and wife John and Marissa Johnson of Fairfax, Va; grandson, James Edward Johnson of Fairfield; great granddaughters, Lauren Mayo of Corpus Christi, Hanna Mayo of Corpus Christi and Jewell Evelyn Caudle of Corsicana; grandson, Jackson Wyatt of Midlothian and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials can by made to the James L. Collins Catholic School located at 3000 W. State Highway 22 in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.


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James Johnson
Oct 8, 1926 - Dec 2, 2005

SERVICES PENDING Survivors are: Daughter & Son-in-law-Beverly & Rod Fitzgerald of Grand Prairie, TX, Son & Daughter-in-law-John & Sharon Johnson of Cryer Creek, TX, Son & Daughter-in-law-Mr. Jerry & Nancy Johnson of Fairfield, TX, Brother-Bobby Johnson of Corsicana, TX, Grandson & Wife-Jamie & Susanne Wyatt of Midlothian, TX, Granddaugher & Husband-Angela & Isaac Hammond of Georgetown, TX, Granddaugher & Husband-Heather & Chris Mayo of Corpus Christi, TX, Grandson & Wife-John & Marissa Johnson of Fairfax, VA, Granddaugher & Husband-Christine & Jody Caudle of Corsicana, TX, Grandson-James Edward Johnson of Fairfield, TX Great Grand Daughter-Lauren Mayo of Corpus Christi, TX, Great Grand Daughter-Hanna Mayo of Corpus Christi, TX, Great Grand Daughter-Jewell Evelyn Caudle of Corsicana, TX, Great Grandson-Jackson Wyatt of Midlothian, TX Numerous Nieces & Nephews He was preceeded in deathj by: Parents-Robert & Anna Mae Johnson Wife-Betty Johnson, Sister-Mildred Faye Johnson.


Durward Elworth “Bob” Moore

Durward Elworth “Bob” Moore

Durward Elworth “Bob” Moore, 72, passed onto his heavenly reward on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

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

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Interment will follow at the National Cemetery in Dallas.

Mr. Moore retired after twenty years in 1970 as a Sergeant First Class from the U.S. Army where he served in the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Mr. Moore was the recipient of three Bronze Star medals, the Air Medal, two Purple Hearts, three Army Commendation medals, six Good Conduct medals, National Defense Medal with oak leaf cluster, United Nations Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Service Medal with four Bronze Stars, the Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Ribbon with Campaign Device, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Paratrooper Badge with two Bronze Stars denoting parachute jumps behind enemy lines during the Korean War, Expert Badge with Rifle Bar and a Sharpshooter Badge with Carbine and Automatic Rifle Bars.

During his military war-time service, he served in six different military campaigns: The United Nations Offensive Campaign, the CCF Intervention Campaign, the first UN Counter Offensive Campaign, the Vietnam Counter-offensive Phase III Campaign and the Vietnam TET Offensive Campaign. Mr. Moore served at various military posts including Fort Campbell, Ky; Fort Polk, La; Fort Riley, Kan; Fort Benning, Ga; Fort Eustis, Va; Fort Lee, Va; Fort Hood; Bamberg, West Germany; the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Vietnam.

Upon his retirement from the U.S. Army, Mr. Moore became plant superintendent of a Universal Rundle manufacturing plant in Union Point, Ga, and he later transferred to and assumed a similar position in Corsicana from which he subsequently retired.

In retirement, Mr. Moore was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion and Corsicana’s First United Methodist Church where he enjoyed fellowship and committee service. He also enjoyed his activities with his children and grandchildren with the Boy Scouts, the Cub Scouts, as “Room Father” at Bowie Elementary School, as Lincoln Elementary School PTO Vice President, and once when he was brought to school by one of his granddaughters for “Show and Tell.”

Mr. Moore was preceded in death by his parents, seven brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his wife of over 52 years, Edna Blanche Jordan Moore, and his four children, Garland C. “Gary” Moore and daughter-in-law Irene S. Moore of Conyers, Ga.; Deborah Gayle Moore Sikes and son-in-law, Billy Mack Sikes, of Bastrop, Texas; James Durward Moore and daughter-in-law Karen S. Moore of Magnolia; and Travis Jordan Hill Moore and his fiancee Melissa Riggs of Dallas. Additional survivors are his five grandchildren Jordan Sikes, Leyla Moore, Carey Moore, U.S. Navy Seaman Joshua Sikes and U.S.M.C. Private Matthew Sikes. Mr. Moore is also survived by his only living brother Alvin Moore of Maxeys, Ga. and his sister-in-law Marjorie Hill of Woodville as well as numerous nephews and nieces, and his beloved kitty cat, T.C..

Should friends so choose, the family asks that donations in lieu of flowers in Mr. Moore’s memory be made to the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, or the Methodist Children’s Home in Waco.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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MaeBelle ‘Belle’ (Lain) Boone
Aug 12, 1923 - Nov 30, 2005

MaeBelle ‘Belle’ Boone

MaeBelle “Belle” Boone passed away on Nov. 30, 2005, in Irving after suffering a stroke. Belle had been battling Alzheimer’s disease at the time. She was born on Aug. 12, 1923, in Savannah, Ga., to William and Nellie Lain.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Stillings, Tom Stillings, Lew Robinson, Bill Jones, Jerry White and Mark Hickey. Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Beamon, Ethan Boone, Robert E. Jones and Edward Lain.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon James “Dan” Boone; her parents; her sister, Sarah L. Douglas; her brother, William E. Lain; and cousin, Ralph Slater.

Belle worked for the Corsicana High School cafeteria until 1992 when she retired. She took pride in her work and cared for all of the students that came through the commons. She would always referred to them as “one of my kids.” Her house was the neighborhood hangout of most of the kids, and they all referred to her as Grandma Belle.

Belle had a great love of animals, which she passed on to her children. If there were any strays in the neighborhood, you could always know that they were never hungry. Belle fed them all.

Even though she lived all of her adult life in Corsicana, she referred to Savannah, Ga., as home. Savannah was a place that she loved deeply and always missed.

Survivors include her brother, Edward Lain of California; son, Dan Timothy and Rachel Boone of Yadkinville, N.C; granddaughter, Dawn and Peter Perry; great-granddaughter, Savannah Perry; daughter, Melody and Harry Stillings of Lancaster; step-grandchildren, James, Jerry, John, Julie and Tom Stillings; step great-grandchildren, Megan, James and Kaehler Stillings; son, Christopher and Nancy Boone of Corsicana; and grandchildren, Krystal and Ethan Boone.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas at www.alzdallas.org.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Rev. John White Elliott
Apr 16, 1928 - Nov 26, 2005

Rev. John White Elliott, 77, of Houston passed away Nov. 26, 2005 in Houston. He was born in Dallas on April 16, 1928, a son of John Wesley Elliott and Bertha Elizabeth Speegle Elliott. He was reared in Barry, graduated from Barry High School in 1945, from East Texas Baptist University in August 1949 and from the BMA Theological Seminary in 1954. He pastored the Crossroads Baptist Church in Marshall; the Corbet Baptist Church near Corsicana; was Assistant Pastor of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville; and served as missionary to Brazil for 38 years. After retiring from the mission field, he and his wife resided in Houston until his death.

He is preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Ernestine Speed, and a son, Bryan Austin. Survivors include his wife, Harriet Gentzler Elliott; two sisters, Elinor Seago and Jo Ann Sikes; a daughter, Karen Lee; and a son, Boyd Austin; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at First Beltway Baptist Church, 7730 Uvalde Road, Houston with a Celebration of John Elliott’s Life at 2 p.m. with Bro. James Schoenrock and Bro. Rusty Sherman officiating. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Bro. Bob Gregory officiating under the direction of Woodforest Funeral Home in Houston. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the BMA Theological Seminary, 1530 East Pine Street, Jacksonville, TX 75766-5407.

Arrangements by Woodforest Funeral Home, Houston.

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Mary Jane (Massey) Coleman
Apr 24, 1923 - Nov 27, 2005

Mary Jane Coleman, 82, of Trinidad passed away Nov. 27, 2005 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral services will be 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 at Kerens First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating, and the Rev. Buddy Moore assisting. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

She was born April 24, 1923 in Bazette and was preceded in death by her husband, Randall Coleman in 1998.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ed Priddy of Fort Worth; grandson Randall Priddy of Fort Worth; sister, Lorraine Ansley of Fort Worth, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mac Eppes, Frank Ansley, John Thomason, Trent Tate, Russ Crawford and Dale Crawford.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Jolouis (Garriosn) Roberts
Jan 17, 1924 - Nov 26, 2005

Jolouis Roberts, 81, of Kerens passed away Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at Kerens Care Center.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Kerens Cemetery with the Rev. Buddy Moore officiating.

Mrs. Roberts was born Jan. 17, 1924 in Owasso, Okla. She was a retired school teacher, having received her B.A. from Oklahoma State University and her Master’s Degree from East Texas State University.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Garrison.

Mrs. Roberts is survived by her husband, Glendell Roberts of Kerens; son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Debra Roberts of Kerens; grandson, Colton Roberts of Kerens; and brother, Donald Garrison of Bristow, Okla.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens

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Calvin O. Prickett
Oct 27, 1941 - Nov 25, 2005

Calvin O. Prickett, 64, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 25, 2005 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Northside Assembly of God with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Services will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mr. Prickett was born Oct. 27, 1941 in Stanford, Texas. He was a members of Northside Assembly of God Church where he served as the director for the Youth Choir.

He is joined in heaven by a son, Calvin Leslie “Rusty” Prickett; father, Emmett Oneal Prickett; mother, Loney (Prickett) Galloway; stepfather, Oscar Galloway; sisters, Allie Burdet and Helen Whitehead; and brother, Cecil Prickett.

Mr. Prickett is survived by his wife, Wanda Prickett of Corsicana; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert and Robbin Prickett of Louisville, Ken. and James Prickett Sr. of Navasota; daughter and fiancee, Tammie Long and Dennis Tyson of Lindale; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Walter Prickett of Baytown, Emmett Prickett of Roane, J.L. Prickett of Wilmar, Ark., and Leslie Galloway of Hamilton; sisters, Joyce Parmer of Sulphur Springs, Billie Johnson of Annie, and Barbara Luttrell of Roswell, N.M.; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie Jones Jr.
Mar 26, 1932 - Nov 21, 2005

Willie Jones Jr., 73, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2005, in Dallas.

Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. today at M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Greater Renfro Memorial Chapel Church of God in Christ with Elder William Lewis officiating. Interment will follow at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Mr. Jones was born March 26, 1932, in Winona. He worked many years for the City of Corsicana Public Works before retirement. Mr. Jones began service to this country in 1948 at the tender age of 15 when he enlisted with the United States Army. He served the country during the Korean War making many friends as he traveled. He was an active member of Veteran of Foreign Wars, Local 4621.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother Arthur Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 33 years, Freda Neil Green Jones of Corsicana; son, Aaron A. Jones of Corsicana; sisters, Ella Mae Brown and Annie Jones, both of Dallas; special cousin, Gussie Jessie of Corsicana; special niece, Sheila Green Brock of Frisco; special sister-in-law, Minnie Lee Green of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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J. O. ‘Sonny’ ‘Fred’ Hardin
Jan 23, 1926 - Nov 24, 2005

J. O. “Sonny” “Fred” Hardin, 79, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005, in Kilgore.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ernest Riley, Ray Coates, James Wesley Hardin, Danny Bass, Chad Sullivan and Adam Huff.

Mr. Hardin was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ozella Hardin; granddaughter, Tammy Sullivan; grandson, Davy Bass; and great-granddaughter, Marissa Bass.

Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Frances Marie LaRoe of Tyler, Sandra and David Bass of New London and Peggy Ann and John Sullivan of Groesbeck; sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Irene Hardin of Earlsboro, Okla., Tommy Earl and Linda Hardin of Tyler, and Ben and Ann Hardin, Dino and Jeri Hardin and Billy and Barbara Hardin, all of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Howard Calvin Hardin of Leavenworth, Kan., and Jeff Davis Hardin of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mildred (Bonner) Lipscomb
Jul 10, 1924 - Nov 24, 2005

Mildred Bonner Lipscomb was the oldest daughter of Lewis Barnett Bonner and Bertha Robbins Bonner of Eureka. She was born in Eureka at her parents’ home on July 10, 1924. She passed away peacefully of natural causes at Navarro Regional Hospital at 11:20 p.m. on Nov. 24, Thanksgiving Day, 2005. Her family was in attendance at the time of death.

She is survived by her three children, 10 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. She is also lovingly survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Her children are: David and wife Jeanne Lipscomb of Eureka, Evelyn Broxson of Eureka, and Richard and wife Tammie Lipscomb of Corsicana.

Mildred’s grandchildren are: Aubrey Lipscomb of Tennessee Colony, Gina Lipscomb Hewerdine and husband Doug of The Colony, Nancy Lipscomb of Rockwall, Donnie Broxson of Dallas, Matt Broxson and wife Tiffany of Corsicana, Tammy Jo Riggle and husband Sam of Tyler, Vickie Brown and husband Troy of Tyler, Martha Lipscomb of Tyler, and Rebekah Lipscomb of Corsicana.

Her four great-grandchildren are: Dara Hewerdine of The Colony, Leah Hewerdine of The Colony, Tatum Broxson of Corsicana, and Madison Riggle of Tyler.

Mildred was preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Bertha Bonner; her brother, Richard B. “Dick” Bonner of Austin; brother William R. “Bill” Bonner of Channelview; her sister, Mary Schaefer of Ponca City, Okla.; and her niece, Judy Bonner Tackett of Houston.

Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and cousins: Joe Bonner, James Schaefer, Roger Schaefer, Jim Bonner, Donald Bonner, Leroy Bonner and Karl Schaefer.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons and grandsons-in-law: Donnie Broxson, Troy Brown, Doug Hewerdine, Matt Broxson, Sam Riggle and Erick Cristancho.

Burial will be at Eureka Cemetery following funeral services at Griffin-Roughton Chapel at 3 p.m. today, Nov. 27, with Dr. Bob Young officiating.

Mildred Bonner was born prematurely under adverse conditions with multiple health problems, and at the time was not expected to live. In 1924, a less-than-3-pound baby had almost zero chance of living. Throughout her life, she dealt with these health problems when conventional wisdom of the day indicated that she would not live to an old age. Showing the determination of her youth, she managed to live a full life till age 81.

She attended Texas State College for Women in Denton, where she met and married Elwin David “ED” Lipscomb in 1946. She had three children while married to “ED.” In 1950, Mildred and ED divorced and she moved back to her parents home in Eureka. She never remarried and took care of her parents until their respective deaths in 1956 and 1988.

At various times in her life she worked for Dr. Leslie Kelton as a medical receptionist, as secretary for various Corsicana businesses, and as a longtime social worker for the Texas Department of Human Resources. She retired as a medical transcriptions specialist for Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She had been a longtime resident of Greenbriar Apartments, Friendship Towers, and most recently Heritage Oaks Retirement Home.

Her family and extended family wish to offer their warmest and most heartfelt thanks to Dr. Updegrove, Dr. Kingman, the staff of Navarro Regional Hospital, the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Center, Bill Roughton of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Dr. Bob Young, and particularly the staff and residents of Friendship Towers for the many kindnesses and considerations shown to her and her family during her recent lifetime. You were all her friends and she loved you all.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Michael ‘Scotty’ Neal
Apr 4, 1973 - Nov 22, 2005

Mexia Independent School District Police Officer Michael “Scotty” Neal, 32, of Mexia died Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2005 following a tragedy during a Tuesday afternoon training exercise.

Officer Neal was born April 4, 1973 in Palestine, Texas. He was a Mason, DARE officer, member of the Mexia Police Honor Guard, SRT team, TCLOSE instructor and a firearms instructor.

He is survived by his wife Cynthia Cravey Neal and son Tracy Andrew Neal of Mexia; parents, Andy and Nancy Neal of Mexia; sister and brother-in-law, Billye and Richey Holloway of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steven and Windy Starkey of Corsicana, Bruce and Merry Smith of Porter, Tommy and Jennifer Dycus of Waller Jon and Brandy Lane of Teague, and Sara Sirkel of Mexia; mother and father-in-law, Becky and Steven Morton of Groesbeck; grandparents, Al Fortson and Jesse and Lilly McCarty; great-aunt, Larue Jenkins; father-in-law, Larry Cravey; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Mr. Neal was preceded in death by his grandmothers, Billye McCarty, Marty Neal and Delia Fortson; grandfather, Curtis Neal; uncle, William R. Neal; and great-uncle, Ed Jenkins.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2005 at 2 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Mexia. Reverend Dick Gray and Olan Ray Raney will be officiating. Interment will be at Prairie Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lee Cox, Roger Brooke, Roy Fikac, Kevin Nickels, Bobby Coslin, Leonard Stewart, Mitchell Raney and Jason Coffey.

Family visitation will be Friday evening 6 to 8 p.m. at Porter Funeral Home in Mexia.

A trust fund has been set up in Officer Neal’s name at First Mexia Bank.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Sadie Evelyn (Fread) Copple
July 30, 1914 - Nov 21, 2005

Sadie Evelyn Copple

Sadie Evelyn Copple, 91, of Alvin, loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away Nov. 21, 2005. She was born on July 30, 1914, in Blooming Grove. Evelyn was a past member and past worthy matron of Eastern Star. She also held several state offices while residing in Park Forest, Ill. She was a member of Alvin Rebekah Lodge No. 138 and past noble grand. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard Copple, parents Bessie and Jessie Fread, brothers Henry Fread and Aubrey Fread, and sister Lorrene Maxwell.

She is survived by her son Bill Ivey and daughter-in-law Sandra Ivey of Alvin, son Stan Ivey and daughter-in-law Caroline Ivey of Texas City, grandchildren Randy Ivey of Houston, Lisa Ivey of Friendswood, Krista Johnson and husband Randy of Alvin, Lindsey Vela and husband Carlos of Texas City, and Corby Ivey and wife Angela of Texas City, and great-grandchildren Heather, Hunter and Hayden Ivey of Friendswood, Madelyn, Jake and Meredith Johnson of Alvin, Trey, Taylor and Trenton Ivey of Texas City, and Riley Vela of Texas City. Her sister Jessie Lee Price of Corsicana, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive her.

The visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, 311 N. Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. The funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at First United Methodist Church of Alvin, 611 W. South Street, Alvin, with the Rev. Jim Flagg and the Rev. Linda Snow officiating. Graveside services will follow at Grace Memorial Park Cemetery in Hitchcock.

Pallbearers will include Randy Ivey, Corby Ivey, Randy Johnson, Tony Crainer, Ronnie Dansby and Bill Wineinger.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at First United Methodist Church, 511 W. South St., Alvin, TX 77511. Condolences can be made online at jeter@flash.net.

Arrangements by Jeter Memorial Funeral Home, Friendswood

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Aubrey ‘Bubba’ Washington Jr.
Jan 15, 1936 - Nov 20, 2005

Aubrey “Bubba” Washington Jr., 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 E. Fifth Ave., with Overseer Robert Newsome officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Reginald Lewis, Alonzo Lacy Jr., Michael Sims, Anthony Craig Washington, Steven Washington and O. C. Beasley Jr.

Mr. Washington was born Jan. 15, 1936, in Corsicana. He retired from Corsicana Independent School District Maintenance Department after 22 years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Aubrey Washington Sr.; mother, Eula Washington; and two sisters, Florine Washington and Eunice Alfreda Washington.

Survivors include his sons, Aubrey Keith (Syreeta) of San Leandro, Calif., and Norris Clay (Cheryl) of Corsicana; five grandchildren, Nakia, Keanni, Keith Jr., Jada and Norris Jr.; three sisters, Wanda Johnson (Gilbert) of Los Angeles, Calif., Corine Jackson (Marion) of San Francisco, Calif., and Vanessa Franklin of Corsicana; four brothers, Joseph Washington, Jasper Washington (Charlie Mae), all of Dallas, Anthony Washington (Barbara) of Los Angeles, Calif., and Arnold Keith Washington of Corsicana; one uncle, Claude Riles of Corsicana; devoted family friend, Johnette Elston Williams; 12 nieces and nephews, 25 grandnieces and nephews, a host of cousins and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Juanita (Baldwin) Griffin
Jun 26, 1926 - Dec 2, 2005

Juanita B. Griffin, resident of Terrell, Texas and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Friday December 2, 2005 at the age of 79 years. Juanita was born on June 26, 1926 in the Pisgah Ridge area to Jessie E. and Mary Lane Baldwin.

Survivors include her sons: Bobby and Neva Griffin of Terrell, and Larry and Lorene Griffin of Mesquite. Brothers: James Baldwin of Corsicana, Lloyd Baldwin of Corsicana, Billy Baldwin of Corsicana, and Charles Baldwin of Avalon. Sisters: Jo Brown of Corsicana, and Irene Davenport of Corsicana. Four grandchildren: Kenneth, Mark, Jessica, and Rida. Three great grandchildren: Mason, Maddie, and Mackenzie.

She was preceded in death by her husband Cecil Griffin.

Services were held Sunday December 4, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. at the graveside in Younger Cemetery with Bro. Rufus Nutt officiating.


Helen Ruth (Prickett) Bell-Whitehead
May 17, 1936 - Nov 23, 2005

Helen Ruth (Bell) Whitehead, resident of Tyler, Texas and formerly of Corsicana and Athens, passed away Wednesday November 23, 2005 in Tyler at the age of 69 years. She was born on May 17, 1936 in Waco, Texas to Emmett O. Prickett and Loney Moore Prickett.

Survivors include her sons: Richard Bell and his wife Diana of Chandler, Tx., and Amos Oneal Wyant of Baytown, Tx. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. Brothers: Walter Prickett of Baytown, Tx., Calvin Prickett of Corsicana, Tx., Emmett Prickett of Powell, Tx., E. C. Prickett of Dayton, Tx., J.L. Prickett of Wilman, Ar., and Leslie Galloway of Hamlin, Tx. Sisters: Joyce Parmer of Sulpher Springs, Tx., Billie Johnson of Anna, Tx., and Barbara Luttrell of Roswell, N.M.

She was preceded in death by her husbands: Elmer William Bell and Oscar Galloway <should this be Whitehead?> . Grandson: Heath Wyant. Father: Emmett Oneal Prickett. Mother: Loney Prickett Galloway. Step-father: Oscar Galloway. Sister: Allie Burdett and brother Cecil Prickett.

Services will be Saturday November 26, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Brother O.E. Davis officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.


Bobbie Earnestne (Riggs) Swinford
May 27, 1919 - Nov 18, 2005

Bobbie Swinford

Bobbie Swinford, resident of Duncanville, Texas passed away Friday November 18, 2005 at the age of 78 years. Bobbie was born on May 27, 1919 in Raleigh, Texas to Bob and Ola Riggs. She graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas in 1945. Bobbie worked for Southwestern Bell in Dallas for 48 years until her retirement in 1991. She was baptized at the Duncanville Church of Christ many years ago.

Survivors include her son Douglas Swinford of Duncanville. Sisters: Bonnie Strzinek of DeSoto, Ann Stone and Pat Robinson both of Corsicana. Several nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents Bob and Ola Riggs, brother Raymond Riggs, and sister Helen Kirby.

Graveside services will be held Monday November 21, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at Younger Cemetery.


Lela Mae (Davis) Wadley
Mar 27, 1929 - Dec 3, 2005

Lela Mae Wadley

Lela Mae Wadley, 76, of Richland passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at the Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. John Abra officiating and the Rev. Charles Kelly bringing the eulogy. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Darrell Keith, Alex Davis, Elec Okra, Morris Sutton, Thomas Sutton, Leland Carl Adams. Honorary Pallbearers Darrell Henley, Rickey Jessie, Mark Jessie and Scott Jessie.

Lela was born March 27, 1929 in Richland to the Rev. William and Essie Davis. She was a member of the Rockhill Bapist Church in Richland and was retired from Medical Arts Clinic.

Lela is preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. William and Essie Davis; two children; 14 siblings and one grandson, Andrue C. Craig. Survivors include one daughter, Detra Wadley of Balch Springs, Texas; one son, Clarence Duane Wadley of Richland; one brother, William R. Davis (Marie) of Corsicana; one sister-in-law, Mary Lee Davis of Corsicana; five grandchildren; seven great grand children and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary in Corsicana.

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Jessie Lee Sutton
Jul 25, 1931 - Dec 3, 2005

Jessie Sutton, 74, of Frost passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005 at his residence.

Visitation will be today from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove.

Services will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Blooming Grove Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at the Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Sutton, Edwin Dyer, Jonathon Dyer, Jeffery Dyer, Eddie Foster and Bill Sutton.

Mr. Sutton was born July 25, 1931 in Kingsville, Texas. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas.

Mr. Sutton is preceded in death by three brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Janette Sutton; sons, Johnny and Jennifer Sutton of Frost, Alvin and Lori Sutton of Mesquite, Edwin and Joyce Dyer of Frost; daughters Sherry Gongora of Pflugerville, Marla and Eddie Foster of Forney; brothers, Bill and Joann Sutton of Hillsboro, Harvey and Maryann Sutton of Mesquite; sisters, Pauline Bryant of Pampa, Texas, Nellie McCollough of Pennsylvania, Mary Saunders of Levelland; 11 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana

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William David Ralston, Sr.
Mar 15, 1915 - Dec 5, 2005

Mr. William David Ralston, age 90, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, December 5, 2005, at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana, Texas. He is survived by his wife Barbara Ralston; Daughter-Sandra Dowd Daughter & Son-in-law-Shirley & James Greer Son & Daughter-in-law-William David & Donna Ralston, Jr. Son & Daughter-in-law-Paul C. & Kim Ralston. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Tuesday, December 6, 2005. Funeral service will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 11:00 AM Wednesday, December 7, 2005 , Dr. Robert M. Young officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas

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William David Ralston, 90, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Dec. 5, 2005. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Taylor, Lynn Cooper, Jim Wood, Pat Batchelor, John Jackson, Bill Maupin and Joe Brooks.

Mr. Ralston was born March 15, 1915, in Tupelo, Texas. A lifelong resident of Navarro County, he graduated from Corsicana High School in 1932 and from the University of Texas School of Law in 1937. David practiced law in Corsicana for 54 years. He served as Navarro County judge and Corsicana city attorney.

He was a member and elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Active in many community organizations, he was a past president of the Corsicana YMCA, a founding board member of the Twilight Home, president of the Civic Music Association, a member of the board of Family Services, and a Boy Scout leader, among others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, W.C. Ralston and Minnie Parnell Ralston; and his sisters, Eula Mae Pinkston and Margaret Kessinger. He is survived by his wife, Barbara C. Ralston; daughters, Sandra Dowd and Shirley Greer and husband James; sons, William David Ralston Jr. and wife Donna and Paul C. Ralston and wife Kim; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.


Emma Jean (Barnes) Foster
Sep 30, 1929 - Dec 4, 2005

Mrs. Emma Jean (Barnes) Foster, age 76, of Converse, La., died Sunday, December 4, 2005, at DeSoto General Hospital in Mansfield, La. She is survived by her husband Robert Foster; Two Sisters-Betty West of Rice, Texas Sister & Brother-in-law-Sharon & Dick Whitworth of Rice, Texas , & Sister-in-Law-Lillie Mae DeRusha of Uvalde, Texas. Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, December 7, 2005. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 1:00 PM Thursday, December 8, 2005 , Rev. Toby Shaw officiating. Interment will be at Rice Cemetery in Rice, Texas.

Juan Manuel Velasco
Dec 3, 2005 - Dec 3, 2005

Mr. Juan Manuel Velasco was born and died on December 3, 2005 in Corsicana, Texas.
Graveside Services will be 10:30 A.M. on December 6, 2005 at Calvary Cemetery with Father Danilo Ramos officiating.

He is survived by: Parents; Abel and Edith Velasco, Sister; Edith Velasco, Brother; Abel Velasco all of Corsicana, Texas, Grandfather; Manuel Velasco, Grandmother; Olga Gonzales, Grandmother; Jaria Guillermina, Grandfather; Juan Lizarraga all of Mexico and Several Aunts and Uncles.


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


William Graves Noble

William Graves Noble died peacefully at home on October 19, 2005 at the age of 84. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Trinette Noble; daughters, Patricia N. Johnson, Ellen Noble and Nancy N. Dany; sister, Elma Jean Henderson; grandchildren, Melissa Dany and Andrew Johnson. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Frances A. Noble. Born in Kerens, Texas in 1921, Noble grew up in Midland, Texas. After graduating from Midland High School, he attended the University of Texas. A World War II veteran, Noble was a bombardier in the 483rd Bombardment Group over Italy. After the war, he returned to the University of Texas where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Texan in 1946-47 and obtained a Bachelor of Journalism degree. Soon after graduation, Noble moved to San Antonio and enjoyed long career in life insurance and public relations, most recently with Hermann Sons. He retired from the Air Force reserves as a Colonel. For many years, he was also editor of the Church News for the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. GRAVESIDE SERVICE MONDAY OCTOBER 24, 2004 9:45 A.M. FORT SAM HOUSTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 1520 HARRY WURZBACH The Rt. Rev. James E. Folts will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to the Boys Club of San Antonio, 600 S. W. 19th Street, San Antonio, TX 78207 or St. George Episcopal Church Scholarship Fund, 6904 West Ave., San Antonio, TX 78213. Arrangements with Porter Loring.

Robert E. "Chili" Childers
Oct 18, 1923 - Jun 19, 2005

Robert E. "Chili" Childers born October 18, 1923 went to be with the Lord on June 19, 2005 at the age of 81. He was born to Flave and Cora Childers in Kerens, TX. He served as a paratrooper in the US Army during WWII. He married his beloved Merlene Alice Arhelger over 53 years ago in Fredericksburg, TX. "Chili" was a Bus Operator for Greyhound for over 38 years. He was an Alzafar Shriner, and a 32¡ Degree Mason. He enjoyed bowling and was a member of the "Slo-Pokes". He is survived by his wife, Merlene; daughter, Carol A. Childers Patterson; grandson, Lance Patterson; and sisters-in-law, Lois Childers and Ruby Childers. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00 - 9:00 PM at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 11:00 AM at Mission Burial Park South with Rev. Dennis Thompson officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzafar Shriners Childrens Hospital, Highland Terrace United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.  Mission Park Funeral Chapels South.


Tommy L. Burns
Aug 7, 1933 - Apr 10, 2005

Tommy L. Burns born in Purdon, TX August 7, 1933 to Elvert and Lucille Burns. Passed April 10, 2005 at age 71. He is survived by loving stepmother Anita Caldwell. Devoted husband to Peggy J. Burns for 54 years. Proud father of four sons, Timothy with wife Eileen, Samuel, Stephen with wife Joy and Mark with wife Barbara. Grandfather of Paul, Timothy, Matthew, John, Sharaine, Vince, Casey and Jonathan. Great grandfather of Justin, Delaney and Hunter. He retired after many years of quality control at L&H Meat Packing Co. He came to know the Lord at age 15 and dedicated his life to the church and family. He was the finest example of a humble spirit and the greatest dad anyone could have. He will be greatly missed. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 from 4 pm - 8 pm at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 14, 2005 at 1:00 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Mission Burial Park South.

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