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Emma (Miles) Litteral
Died Dec. 1945

December 16, 1945
Litteral Funeral Rites Held at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 16. - Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Litteral, who died in the Eastern Star Home in Arlington Saturday, were held here Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are three brothers, S. J. Miles and M. C. Miles, both of Corsicana, and O. H. Miles, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. B. K. Harris, Goose Creek; Mrs. Lilly Adams, Mart, and Mrs. W. A. Thrower, Waco.

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Imogene Marie Lipford
Apr 1, 1929 - Feb 27, 1930

February 28, 1930
Corsicana Infant Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Feb. 28. - Imogene Marie Lipford, 11-months-old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lipford, died Thursday and the funeral was held Friday afternoon.

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Little Girl Died Late Thursday; Is Buried Friday

Imogene Marie Lipford, 11-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Lipford, died at 316 West Tenth avenue, Thursday evening at 6:45 o’clock and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are the parents.

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

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IN MEMORY OF LITTLE IMOGENE LIPFORD

In the midst of life we are in death. Never did this seem so true as on the night of February 27. The sad news spreading through the community that little Imogene Lipford was dead. It was such a shock that we could scarcely believe it. One whom we loved so dear, so suddenly taken from our midst.

Little Imogene was the sweet little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Lipford of Corsicana.

She was such a loving child.

We shall all miss her and have sustained a great loss we cannot understand but as we bow in humble submission to God’s will, we can but say Thy will be done for He doeth all things well. She cannot come to us, but we can go to her, may we with all the loved ones be united with her in the sweet by and by, where God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes.

On Friday afternoon, February 28, at 3 o’clock little Imogene was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Hines conducting the funeral service. for just a few days little Imogene had been suffering with pneumonia, when the death angel said come and she had to go. For eleven months she stayed with her loving parents, aunts and grandparents drawing the ties of love closer about their heartstrings. Truly we can say to her parents: Leaves have their time to fall and flowers to wither at the north winds breath, but thou, thou hast all time for thine own—O Death.

It was so hard to leave this precious little darling in God’s care but it was only her baby left beneath the flowery mound and she is indeed safe in the arms of Jesus.

May God bless the dear ones and at last lead them safely home.

Written by her aunt.

PEARL VEST.
Hartsville, Ala.

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Sallie Lindsey
abt 1844 - Jan 1925

January 27, 1925
Dies as Services Held for Cousin by Marriage
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 27. - Mrs. Sallie Lindsey, 81 years old, died at her home at Drane shortly before noon Tuesday at the same time funeral services were being held from M. J. Lindsey, her cousin by marriage, who died Monday. Mrs. Lindsey had been in ill health for several days. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon, with burial in the Cunningham Cemetery.
Mrs. Lindsey is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Dan Taylor, who made her home with her at Drane; one son, Robert Lindsey of Corsicana; a widowed daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lillie Lindsey of Kerens, and F. J., R. S. and I. N. Lindsey of Corsicana, cousins-in-law.

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Abbie Lee (Gentsch) Chewning-Lindsey
May 15, 1887 - Jan. 11, 1929

January 14, 1929
Mrs. P. E. Lindsey Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 14. - Funeral services for Mrs. P. E. Lindsey, who died in Lubbock, were held from the residence of her father, J. A. Gentsch, at Zion's Rest, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, three sons, one daughter, five brothers and six sisters. The Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist Church, officiated.

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LUBBOCK WOMAN BE BURIED HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral service for Mrs. P. E. Lindsey, who died in Lubbock, will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home of her father, J. A. Gentsch, near Zion’s Rest, Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist churches will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood.

The body will arrive here at 10:50 Sunday morning.

Surviving the deceased are her husband, three sons, one daughter.

Five brothers and six sisters also survive.

Pallbearers will be Clint Washburn, F. H. Washburn, W. H. Chewning, Louis Matheson, S. C. Bruke and Ed Wilson.

Sutherlands will have charge of the funeral.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 12, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Lewis H. Chewning married Sep. 11, 1907 2nd Thomas Elzy Lindsey married Nov. 16, 1914 buried in Hamilton Beeman d/o John Adolphus Gentsch and Amelia Catherine (Riley) Gentsch

Finis Jeremiah Lindsey
Apr 11, 1856 - Oct 7, 1932

October 8, 1932
F. J. Lindsey, Navarro Native Son, Is Dead
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 8 - F. J. Lindsey, 76, native of Navarro County, died at his home Friday night following an extended illness, and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at the family home, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He had been a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, assisted by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Eunice Orr, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. W. M. Maddox, Dallas, a son, F. Tate Lindsey, assistant cashier of the First National Bank, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. D. N. Price, Snyder; three grandchildren, Mrs. Staley Kessinger, Corsicana; Billie Maddox, Dallas and Tate Lindsey Jr. Corsicana, and a great-grandchild, Peggy Jean Kessinger, Corsicana.

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F.J. LINDSEY DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; WAS NATIVE OF COUNTY

F.J. Lindsey, aged 76 years, native of Navarro county, died at his home, 1594 West Fourth avenue, Friday night at 10 o'clock, following an extended illness and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the family home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Lindsey was born north of Corsicana and resided in that section until he moved to Corsicana 27 years ago. He had been a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church for many years.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, Third Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. E.T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Lindsey suffered a broken hip in a fall two years ago.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Eunice Orr, Los Angeles, Cal., and Mrs. W.M. Maddox, Dallas; a son, F. Tate Lindsey, assistant cashier of the First National Bank, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. D.N. Price, Snyder; three grandchildren, Mrs. Staley Kessinger, Corsicana; Billie Maddox, Dallas, and Tate Lindsey, Jr., Corsicana and a great-grandchild, Peggy Jean Kessinger, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Byron Cheney, Joe Jefferson, O.L. Albritton, Sam Kerr, J.M. Pugh, C.A. Middleton and C.W. Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral HOme.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 11, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Henry Lewis
Jul 1, 1860 - Oct 20, 1936

October 20, 1936
LEWIS - Corsicana, Texas. Oct. 20. - John H. Lewis, 76, died at the family residence in the Hillcrest community Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are his wife: sixteen children. E. B. Lewis, Corsicana; A. C. Lewis, Corsicana; J. J. Lewis, Corsicana; J. I. Lewis, Oklahoma City; H. C. Lewis, Ardmore; J. O. Lewis, Streetman; A. L. Lewis, Bryan: Mrs. D. E. Flannagan, Corsicana; Mrs. B. B. Nowell, Corsicana; Mrs. J. R. Lynch, Corsicana; Mrs. D. W. Bryan, Corsicana; Mrs. O. W. Knight, Powell; Mrs. J. R. Gallaway, Pursley; Mrs. Dan P. Meador, Lufkin; Mrs. A. L. Steward, Ardmore, and thirty-one grandchildren. Mr. Lewis had been a resident of Navarro County thirty-six years.

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JOHN H. LEWIS BURIED WEDNESDAY; COUNTY PIONEER

Funeral services for John H. Lewis, aged 76 years, w3ho died at the family home in the Hillcrest community north of Corsicana Tuesday morning at 11:15 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at
Oakwood Cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. D. Gordon.

Mr. Lewis had resided in Navarro county for the past 26 years.

Surviving are his wife, sixteen children, E. B. Lewis, Corsicana; A. C. Lewis, Corsicana; J. J. Lewis, Corsicana; J. I. Lewis, Oklahoma City; H. C. Lewis, Ardmore, Okla.; J. O. Lewis, Streetman; A. L. Lewis, Bryan; Mrs. D. E. Flannigan, Corsicana; Mrs. A. L. Gathright, Corsicana; Mrs. B. B. Nowell, Corsicana; Mrs. J. R. Lynch, Corsicana; Mrs. D. W. Bryan, Corsicana; Mrs. O. W. Knight, Powell; Mrs. J. R. Gallaway, Pursley; Mrs. Dan P. Meador, Lufkin, and Mrs. A. L. steward, Ardmore, Okla.; 31 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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J. E. Lewis
Died Jun. 1903

June 6, 1903
J. E. Lewis died this afternoon at the family residence in this city.
Deceased was a member of the Odd Fellows, the Free Masons and the Woodman of the World.

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Harry "Hasher" Levine
born 1876 in Russia - Nov. 30, 1936

December 1, 1936, Dallas, Texas
Café Operator for Many Years Dies at Hospital
Harry Levine, 60, of 1920 Park, operator of the Brass Rail Café, 1915 Elm, between St. Paul and Harwood, died Monday at a local hospital. He formerly operated the old Josephs’ café on Commerce near Akard, and was one of Dallas’ best known café men. He formerly lived in Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Weiland Funeral Church, with Dr. David Lefkowitz, rabbi of Temple Emanu-El, officiating.
Burial will be at Corsicana at 1 p. m.
Mr. Levine was a bachelor.

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FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS BURIED HERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Harry (Hasher) Levine, aged 60 years, operator of a café in Dallas, a former resident of Corsicana, who died in Dallas early Monday morning, were held Tuesday with interment in Hebrew cemetery. Services were held in Dallas Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with Dr. David Lefkowitz officiating and at 2 o’clock in the Hebrew cemetery here with Rabbi Chas. B. Lesser of Temple Beth-El officiating.

Surviving are an uncle, Louis Levine, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. H. Shaw, Sam Glickman, Isador Cohen, Joe Willig, Burnie Lucas and Will Herman.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Abraham "Abe" Levine
Mar 15, 1862 - Nov 21, 1931

November 24, 1931
LEVINE - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 23. - Abe Levine, 67, native of Russia but resident of Corsicana for thirty-five years, died Saturday night. Funeral services were conducted from the family home Monday with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife; three sons, Aaron Levine, Raphael Levine and Leon Levine, and a brother, Louis Levine, all of Corsicana. Dr. David Lefkowitz, Dallas rabbi, conducted the services. Pallbearers were Louis Goldberg, Dave Daniels, Louis Shwarts, Ivan Rosenberg, Henry Levy, Max Woolens, Gabe Goldberg and Ramon Goldman.

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PIONEER CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN DIED ON SATURDAY NIGHT

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ABE LEVINE HELD ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Abe Levine, aged 67 years, native of Russia but a resident of Corsicana for the past 35 years, died in the P. & S. Hospital Saturday night at 10:25 o'clock, folliwing a short illness and the funeral services were conducted from the family home, 406 West Sixth avenue, Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery.

Mr. Levine had been in business here for many years and was well known in Corsicana.

He was taken ill Thursday night and was taken to the hospital. He came to America 50 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Aaron Levine, Raphael Levine, and Leon Levine and a brother, Louis Levine, all of Corsicana.

Dr. David Lefkowitz, Dallas rabbi, conducted the services.

Pallbearers were Louis Goldberg, Dave Daniels, Louis Shwarts, Ivan Rosenberg, Henry Levy, Max Wolens, Gabe Goldberg and Ramon Goldman.

Mr. Levine was a quiet, unassuming man and was well known and universally liked by old-timers in Corsicana who had known him for the many years he had resided in this city. Always friendly and courteous he made friends easily ad held them throughout the years by that same kindly manner. The passing of Abe Levine will be mourned by many who had known him through the years of his business and social life among them.

Sutherland Funeral Home had charge of the services.

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James Edward Lennon
Jul 31, 1875 - Sep 1939

Veteran Tax Assessor Of Ellis County Dies

James E. Lennon, 64, Ellis County Tax Assessor for seventeen years, died Monday at his home near Alma. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m.
Tuesday at the Alma Methodist Church with the Rev. J. H. Baldridge of Ennis officiating. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.
Lennon was born July 31, 1875, at Rice and was married there to Miss Nora Cave. He was the first mail carrier out of Alma.
He is survived by his wife; one son, C. E. Lennon of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. A. K. Ruffin of Alma; three brothers, Arthur Lennon, Charles Lennon and Emmett Lennon, all of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Will Fowler of Ballinger.

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Melvin James Lemmon (WWI)
Died Feb. 1952

February 8, 1952, Dallas, Texas
Melvin James Lemmon, 53, Electrical Firm Owner, Dies Melvin James Lemmon, 53, owner of Lemmon Electrical Company, an ignition parts supply house in Dallas, died Thursday at his home, 5147 Miller.
He had suffered from a heart condition for a number of years.
Lemmon was born in Corsicana. He enlisted in the Navy during World War I, and after the war he went to Chicago, Ill, to become a traveling salesman for a battery parts dealer.
In 1921 he quit his job and came to Dallas with $125 in his pocket. With that money he rented a small storeroom on Pacific Avenue and started a wholesale house that now has branch houses in Fort Worth and Houston and employs eight salesmen.
He was a distant relative of James Lemmon, soldier of the American Revolution who is buried near Lancaster.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Sarah Le Lemmon of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. James Boyd Jackson of Richmond, Va.
Funeral arrangements have not bee completed. Sparkman-Brand Funeral Home is in charge.

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Joseph W. Lee
Died Jan. 1935

January 9, 1935
LEE - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 9. - Joseph W. Lee, former resident of Corsicana, died in Oklahoma City Tuesday night and the body will arrive here Thursday morning for burial.

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JOSEPH W. LEE FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA, DIES

Joseph W. Lee, former resident of Corsicana, died in Oklahoma City Tuesday night and the body is scheduled to arrive here on Thursday morning and burial is to be made in Oakwood cemetery sometimes Thursday, according to information received here Wednesday.

The funeral arrangements will be handled by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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Joseph W. Lee Is Buried In Oakwood

Burial of Joseph W. Lee of Oklahoma City, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Oklahoma City Tuesday night, was made at Oakwood cemetery following the arrival of the body on the 1:45 o’clock Southern Pacific Lines train Thursday afternoon. Funeral services were held in Oklahoma City and interment was made here.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Mae Cornell, Oklahoma City, and a grandson, Perry Lee Cornell, Fort Smith.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements here.

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J. E. Lee
abt 1865 - Mar 1935

LEE - Corsicana, Texas, March 11. - J. E. Lee, 70, died at the home of his son, W. E. Lee, Monday. He had lived in Corsicana for four months. Burial will be at Caledonia, Rusk County, probably Tuesday afternoon. Surviving are five sons, W. E., R.
H. and J. C. Lee, all of Corsicana, and A. D. and J. W. Lee, of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Dubose of Longview and Miss Lessie Lee of Corsicana; one sister and four grandchildren.

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Franklin Savage "Frank" Lawrence
Sep 28, 1886 - Apr 13, 1936

April 13, 1936, Dawson, Texas
LAWRENCE - Dawson, Navarro Co., Tex - Frank S. Lawrence, 48, died suddenly Monday of a heart attack while riding in an automobile with his brother, Billie Lawrence. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
Lawrence, son of the late W. J. Lawrence, was a member of one of the pioneer families of this . was a farmer and live stock raiser before moving to the city. Surviving are his wife, eleven children, three brothers and .

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MEMBER PIONEER DAWSON FAMILY DIED SUDDENLY

DAWSON, April 18.—(Spl.)—Frank S. Lawrence, aged 49 years, died suddenly Monday morning about 8:30 from a heart attack while riding in an automobile with his brother, Billie Lawrence. Funeral services are planned for Tuesday afternoon from the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Mr. Lawrence, son of the late W. J. Lawrence, was a member of one of the pioneer families of this section. He was a farmer and lived about one mile east of the city.

Surviving are his wife, eleven children, three brothers, Mack Lawrence, Billie Lawrence and Brit Lawrence, all of Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Flint, Mrs. Jess Dickson, Mrs. C. J. Pitts and Mrs. W. H. Pitts all of Dawson and a number of other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Mon., Apr. 13, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Clyde Mae “Clydie” (Dempsey 2nd wife Viola (Ingram) Scott-Lawrence married Oct. 11, 1924 s/o William J. “Billie” Lawrence and Emily V. “Emma” (Dawson) Lawrence

Ruby Lawler
abt 1907 - Mar 1936

March 6, 1936
LAWLER - Corsicana, Texas, March 6. - Funeral services for Miss Ruby Lawler, 28, were held Thursday afternoon from the First Methodist Church in Dawson, the Revs. H. B. Clark, F. O. Waddill and C. E. Wilkins officiating. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery, Miss Lawler was engaged in business in Kerens, being proprietor of the Kerens Cash Grocery. Surviving are her parents and several brothers and sisters.

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Eugenia M. Lawhon
abt 1870 - Jan 1951

January 13, 1951
Mrs. Eugenia Lawhon Services Are Conducted
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 13. - Mrs. Eugenia M. Lawhon, 81, native Texan and a long-time Corsicana resident, died in Dallas. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p. m.
at the Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. R. Jolley and Mrs. Harvey Dunham, both of Dallas; twelve grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Dave L. Lauderdale, Sgt.
Jul 17, 1845 - Jan 30, 1922

January 31, 1922
LAUDERDALE - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 31. - Dave Lauderdale, 77 years old, died suddenly at his home in the Retreat community, this county, yesterday, and the funeral took place at noon today with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

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Died Monday.

Dave Lauderdale, age 77, died suddenly at his home in the Retreat community yesterday, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery near noon today. The deceased was a good citizen, and had many friends. He was a bachelor, and is survived only by a brother, J. B. Lauderdale, who is slightly his junior. The two venerable brothers lived alone, and the death of the one leaves the other a lonely mourner.

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Mary Mae (Walker) Lassiter
May 19, 1873 - Nov 19, 1931

November 19, 1931
LASSITER - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 19. - Mrs. Mary Mae Lassiter, 58, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday and the funeral was held Thursday at Dresden, where burial was made. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister. Surviving are five sons, Walker Lassiter of California, Hobson Lassiter of Massachusetts, Willie Lassiter of San Benio, Hubert Lassiter and Roy Lassiter of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Pickett of Corsicana; five brothers, John Walker of Blooming Grove, Lum Walker of Duke, Ok.; Bill Walker of Arizona, L. D. Walker of New Jersey and Wash Walker of Nacogdoches; a sister, Mrs. Lee Hightower of Dallas, Pallbearers were Pete Breithaupt, D. Compton, Brady Turns, Glenn Stokes, T. Breithaupt and Robert Whorton.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

Mrs. Mary Mae Lassiter, aged 58 years, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Dresden where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister.
Mrs. Lassiter had resided in Navarro county for many years.
Surviving are five sons, Walker Lassiter, California; Hobson Lassiter, Massachusetts; Willie Lassiter, San Benito, Texas; Hubert Lassiter and Roy Lassiter, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mabel Pickett, Corsicana; five brothers, John Walker, Blooming Grove; Lum Walker, Duke, Okla.; Bill Walker, Arizona; L. D. Walker, New Jersey; and Wash Walker, Nacogdoches, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Lee Hightower, Dallas, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Pete Breithaupt, D. Compton, Brady Turns, Glenn Stokes, T. Breithaupt and Robert Whotron.
The funeral was under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Sarah Ann (Turner) Lassiter
Dec 23, 1841 - Nov 18, 1919

November 19, 1919, Fort Worth, Texas
Mrs. Sarah Lasiter (sic), age 78, died at 12:30 p. m. at the family residence,
805 Bryan avenue. She is survived by her daughters, Mrs. Della Burnham of Bloomingham Grove [Blooming Grove], Texas, and Mrs. Sally Griffin of Ranger Texas, and by her three sons, J. H. of Corsicana, G. G. and A. R., both of Fort Worth.
The body will be forwarded to Dresden, Tex.

November 21, 1919, Corsicana, Texas
Lassiter - Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 21. - Mrs. Sarah Lassiter, 78 years old and for many years a resident of the Dresden community, died in Fort Worth Wednesday. The body reached here Wednesday night and was taken to Dresden for burial. She is survived by the following children: J. H. Lassiter, Pickett; G. G. and A. R. Lassiter of Fort Worth; Mrs. Della Burnham of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Sallie Griffin of Dresden.

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DIED IN FORT WORTH.

Venerable Lady Was Formerly A Resident of This County.

Mrs. Sarah Lassiter, aged 78 years, and for many years a resident of the Dresden community, died in Ft. Worth yesterday morning, and the remains reached here last night and were taken to Dresden where interment took place today. The deceased was well known to most of our older citizens. She is survived by the following grown children: J. H. Lassiter, Pickett; G. G. And A. R. Lassiter, of Fort Worth; Mrs. Della Burnham, of Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Sallie Griffin of Dresden.

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Lassiter - Mrs. Sarah A. Lassiter, 78, died Tuesday at her home, 805 Bryan Avenue. She is survived by two daughters, Mmes. Della Burnham of Blooming Grove and Sallie Griffin of Ranger, and three sons, G. G. and A. R. of Fort Worth ad J. H. of Corsicana. The body was sent to Dresden Wednesday by the Sloan-Harveson Undertaking company

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Lula (Polk) Laningham
Dec 8, 1876 - May 13, 1931

May 13, 1931
LANINGHAM - Corsicana, Texas, May 13. - Mrs. Lula Laningham, 53, wife of J. H. Laningham, Montfort, died Wednesday and the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Thomas of Munger, Mrs. R. L. Gaddis of Tennessee Colony and Mrs. E. N. Lowe of Powell; one son, Sidney Laningham of Roane; father, R. H. Polk, Confederate Home, Austin; one brother, Oscar Polk of Post; three sisters, Mrs. H. R. Frost of Corsicana, Mrs. M. W. Holloway of Goodland and Mrs. C. P. Jackson of Corsicana.

May 14, 1931
LANINGHAM - Corsicana, Texas, May 14. - Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Laningham, 53, who died at her home in the Montfort community, were held Thursday at the Prairie Point Cemetery, where burial was made. She had resided in Navarro County for many years. Surviving are her husband, J. L. Laningham; three daughters, Mrs. Bessie Thomas of Munger, Mrs. L. R. Gaddis of Tennessee Colony and Mrs. E. N. Lowe of Powell; one son, Sidney Laningham of Roane; father, R. H. Polk of Austin; one brother, Oscar Polk of Post, and three sisters, Mrs. M. W. Holloway of Goodland, Mrs. H. R. Frost of Corsicana and Mrs. C. P. Jackson of Corsicana.

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Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Owens) Lanham
Jan. 27, 1870 - Jan. 22, 1948

January 25, 1948
Mrs. S. J. Lanham Of Corsicana Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 25. - Funeral services for Mrs. S. J. Lanham, 78, of Corsicana, who died in Kerens Saturday, will be held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception here Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery. The Very Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo will officiate.
A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Lanham had resided in Corsicana since 1910.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul Buffee, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lacy Garrett, Kerens; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Funeral Held For Mrs. S. J. Lanham Monday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. S. J. Lanham, aged 78 years, who died in Kerens Saturday morning were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Native of Kentucky, Mrs. Lanham had resided in Corsicana since 1910.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul Duffee, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lacy Garrett, Kerens; three grandchildren, W. D. Sweatmon, Fort Gibson, Miss; Paul Duffee, and Patricia Ann Duffee, both of Corsicana; and one great-grandchild.

Rosary was said Saturday and Sunday nights.

Pallbearers were Frank Walker, Howard Walker, Paul Mitchell, Lawrence Tilton, Robert Childress and W. Harrison.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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W. C. Langston
abt 1834 - Aug 1916

August 13, 1916
Langston - Corsicana, Texas, Aug. 13. - W. C. Langston, aged 82 years, died at the home of his son-in-law, Dave Neal, 618 West Tenth avenue, last night after a long illness. The deceased had lived here for many years. He is survived by the following
children: Mrs. D. T. Neal and Charles Langston of Corsicana; Mrs. J. H. Granbury of Freestone County, W. D. Langston of Atlanta, Texas; Mrs. M. E. Hendricks of Seattle, Wash. Interment took place this afternoon.

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Will Lane
Died Feb. 1899

Feb. 1899
Flood's Examining Trial
Corsicana, Tex., Feb. 28. - The examining trial of C. C. Flood, charged with the killing of Will Lane last evening, has been set for to-morrow morning at 10 o'clock, Flood being still held in the county jail. Justice Grantham has been holding an inquest and taking evidence to-day, but so far nothing as to the origin of the tragedy has been developed. The witnesses examined simply testified to the initial scuffle in the alleyway, the condition of Lane after the fight was over and the departure of his assailant to surrender to the officers.

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Coleman Wayne Lamb
Oct 26, 1908 - Oct 23, 1937

October 23, 1937
Farmer Meets Death Working on Railroad
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct. 23. - Coleman Lamb, 29, of the Union High community near Dawson, was killed instantly in East Corsicana Saturday while at work for a construction crew reinforcing the Cotton Belt Lines railroad dump. He had farmed all of his life and was working on the construction crew only four days.
Funeral services are planned at the Baptist Church at Frost Sunday with burial in the Frost Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife and two children of Union High community; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lamb, Union High; a brother, Murrell Lamb, Union High, and two sisters, Mrs. O. R. Tanner, Dawson, and Mrs. Louise Michael, Currie.

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MAN WORKING WITH CONSTRUCTION CREW INSTANTLY KILLED
Coleman Lamb, aged 29 years, of the Union High community, near Dawson, was instantly killed in East Corsicana Saturday morning about 8:30 o'clock while at work for a construction crew reinforcing the Cotton Belt Lines railroad dump. Details were not available as to the accident, but relatives stated that he was reported working at a pile-driving machine holding a post when the accident occurred. Lamb had been engaged in the farming business all of his life and had been working on the construction crew only four days. Prior to moving to the Union High community, the family resided near Frost. Funeral services are planned from the Baptist church at Frost sometime Sunday with burial in the Frost cemetery, but the time of the rites had not been decided early Saturday afternoon Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the Frost church, will officiate. Surviving are his wife and two small children of the Union High community; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lamb, Union High; a brother Murrell Lamb, Union High, and two sisters, Mrs. O. R. Tanner, Dawson, and Mrs. Louise Michael, Currie. Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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ACCIDENT VICTIM FUNERAL SERVICES AT UNION HIGH
Funeral services for Coleman Lamb, of Union High, aged 29 years, who was accidentally killed Saturday morning while working on a construction job in East Corsicana on the Cotton Belt Lines, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at Union High Baptist church. Interment was in the Frost cemetery.

Lamb had been engaged in the farming business all of his life and had been working at the pile-driving machine, where the fatal accident occurred, only four days.

Prior to moving to the Union High community, the family resided in the Frost vicinity.

Surviving are his wife and two children, Union High; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lamb, Union High; a brother, Murrell Lamb, Union High; and two sisters, Mrs. O. R. Tanner, Dawson, and Mrs. Louise Michael, Currie.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Julia Bessie (Willard) Lake
abt 1883 - Mar 1952

March 17, 1952, Dallas, Texas
Last Rites Planned For Mrs. Lake, 69
Mrs. Julia Bessie Lake, 69, 1102 Lausanne, a Dallas resident for twenty-five years, died Sunday in a hospital here.
A native of Freestone County, she lived with her daughter, Mrs. William G. Medaris. She is survived by a son, M. E. Lake of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Medaris and Mrs. Gladys Redden, both of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. L. H. Withrow of Teague and Mrs. Frank Duggan of Waco; one brother, Jim Willard of Fairfield; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services will be in Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana at 10:30 a.m.
Monday with the Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Corsicana, officiating. Burial will be Dallas' Laurel Land Memorial Park with graveside services at 1:30 p.m. Monday.

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Mrs. Julia Lake Services Monday

Mrs. Julia B Lake, 69, resident of Dallas for 25 years, died early Sunday morning in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial was at the Laurel Land cemetery following graveside rites in Dallas.
The services were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, M. E. Lake, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Redden and Mrs. William G. Medaris, both of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. L. H. Withrow, Teague, and Mrs. Frank Duggin, Waco; a brother, Jim Willard, Fairfield; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Nephews were pallbearers.

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Williams J. Lackey, Rev.
Feb 06, 1852 - Aug 10, 1926

August 11, 1926
Rev. W. J. Lackey Buried at Rice
CORSICANA, Texas, Aug. 10. - The Rev. W. J. Lackey, 74, Cumberland Presbyterian minister, who died Monday was buried Tuesday.
He was born at Mount Hope, Ala. The Rev. Mr. Lackey received his A. B.
degree at Trinity University in 1879 and was married to Miss Boon Sessions, Sept. 14, 1884. He received his B. D. degree at the Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn. in 1892. He was pastor of churches at Rice, Itasca, Waco, Corsicana, Tyler, Texarkana, Leonard, Dallas and Ladonia.
He was financial agent for Trinity University and president of the Cumberland College at Leonard, from which school he received his D. D. degree.
The body was carried to the Cumberland Presbyterian Church Tuesday morning and lay in state until 9 o'clock. The funeral services at the church were conducted by the Rev. J. W. Pearson after which the body was taken overland to Rice. There was a brief service at the cemetery with the Masonic order in charge.
The Rev. Mr. Lackey is survived by one daughter, Miss Maud Lackey, Corsicana, one brother, the Rev. J. A. Lackey of Rice, and one sister, Mrs. J. S. Waggoner, San Antonio.

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MINISTER BURIED TUESDAY MORNING IN RICE CEMETERY

REV. W. J. LACKEY DIED EARLY MONDAY AFTRER LINGERING ILLNESS

Funeral services were held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock for the remains of Rev. W. J. Lackey, Cumberland Presbyterian minister, aged 74 years, who died at his residence, 301 1-2 West Third avenue at 2:15 o’clock Monday Morning. He had been ill for a number of months. The body was carried to the church at 8 o’clock and laid in state until the funeral hour. The services at the church were conducted by Rev. J. W. Pearson. The body was taken to Rice for interment and the Masonic Order had charge at the grave.

Rev. Lackey is survived by one daughter, Miss Maud Lackey of Corsicana; one brother, Rev. J. A. Lackey of Rice, and one sister, Mrs. J. S. Waggoner of San Antonio.

He was born at Mt. Hope, Ala., and was educated at Trinity University, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn.; and Cumberland College, Leonard, Texas. He was president of Cumberland College, at Leonard, Texas, and was financial agent of Trinity University for a number of years.

He was pastor of churches at Rice, Itasca, Waco, Corsicana, Tyler, Texarkana, Leonard, Dallas and Ladonia.

Pallbearers were Clay Nash, Cal Kerr, Tom Kerr, A. G. Elliott, O. A. Smith and J. M. Smith.

During the funeral hour the Corsicana National Bank, of which Miss Maud Lackey is an employee was closed.

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Arthur Bishop Lancaster
Mar 19, 1879 - May 19, 1940

A. B. LANCASTER, VICTIM OF ATTACK, BURIED CORSICANA

Funeral services for A. B. Lancaster, age 61 years, who died in Dallas Sunday were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Lancaster had lived in Dallas three years and prior to moving to Dallas had been a resident of Corsicana for many years. He worked for the American Wells for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, Chester Lancaster, Fort Worth; Claude Lancaster, Clay City, Ill.; Grady Lancaster, Dallas; Ollie Lancaster, Waco; J. B. Lancaster, Corsicana; Albert Lancaster, Jacksonville; Anderson Lancaster, Mertens, five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Percy Nowell, Earl Langridge, Lonnie Hosch, J. H. Roberts, E. G. Hollingsworth and Johnnie Rash.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Examining Trial For Slayer Former Corsicanan Friday

DALLAS, May 21.—Examining trial for Holland P. Dillard, 21, charged with the slaying of Arthur B. Lancaster, 63, night watchman, who died Sunday, following a fight at a parking lot where Lancaster was employed has been set for Friday morning before Justice of the Peace W. l. Sterrett.

Lancaster, a former Corsicana resident , was buried at Corsicana Monday afternoon.

Investigators reported the fight started over Dillard’s leaving the parking lot.

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May 20, 1940, Dallas, Texas
Night Watchman Dies Of Injuries After Parking Lot Dispute Blow in Fight Fatal to Officer Police Jail Man, Seek Another and Woman for Quiz Police Sunday held in jail a 39-year-old man after Arthur B. Lancaster,
1004 Park, night watchman at a parking lot at Canton and Preston, died at 8:05 a.m. at Parkland Hospital as the result of a blow on the head.
Another man and two women were sought for questioning.
At 12:20 a.m. Sunday Lancaster ordered the four from the lot, which is used by produce men to store loaded trucks. After an argument the four departed.
A few minutes later the man returned, asked Lancaster for a penny.
Lancaster, the police were told, slapped the man, whereupon his assailant struck him in the face. Lancaster fell to the sidewalk, failed to regain consciousness before he died.
The man insisted to the police he struck Lancaster only with his fist.
Lancaster, 81, was employed at the lot three months ago. Before that he had been a trucker. He came to Dallas three years ago from Corsicana, where he worked at an iron foundry for twenty years. He was a member of First Baptist Church.
Surviving are his wife: five sons, Chester Lancaster, Fort Worth; Claude Lancaster, Clay City, Ill.; Grady Lancaster of Dallas; Ollie Lancaster of Waco, and J. B. Lancaster of Corsicana; three brothers, all of East Texas, and five grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon in Corsicana.

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Hervey Land
Sep 21, 1914 - Nov 18, 1933

November 18, 1933
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 18. - Mildred High School Football Player Dies Hervey Land, 19, of Eureka, a member of the Mildred High School football team, died in a local hospital Saturday morning after an illness of two weeks. The funeral will be conducted Sunday afternoon at the Providence Church with burial in the Providence Cemetery, the Rev. H. B. Carraway officiating.
A military escort from Battery D, 132nd Field Artillery, Texas National Guard, will be furnished and pallbearers will be from the personnel of the battery. Members of the Mildred High School football team will be honorary pallbearers.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. Land, Eureka; four brothers, Brack Land, Kerens; Eddie, Slater and Loyd Land, all of Eureka; and a sister, Mrs. E. E. Rash, Eureka.

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Tucker Bud Covington
Oct 20, 1910 - Feb 20, 2006

Tucker Covington, 95, of Barry passed away Monday, Feb. 20, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Monte Chitty officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be great-grandsons and great-great-grandsons.

Mr. Covington was born Oct. 20, 1910, in Jester.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clara Covington; and son, Herschel Covington.

Survivors include his daughter, Ima Reeder of Corsicana; sons, Johnny Covington of Silver City and Billy W. Covington of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Angela Josephine Hendley
May 28, 1916 - Feb 21, 2006

Angela Josephine Watt Hendley, 89, died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. She was born in Corsicana, the daughter of Robert A. and Adelina Watt. Her sister, Buena Allyn, preceded her in death. She is survived by her adopted son, Stuart. She went to school at Sul Ross in Alpine, at Trinity when it was still in Waxahachie and at the University of Texas in Austin where she was a pledge to Kappa Alpha Theta. She worked at the First National Bank in Corsicana before moving to Dallas. She was a staunch Episcopalian and had so many devoted friends because she was so cheerful and delightful to be around. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Rev. Dennis Smart officiating under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary.


Dovie Norene (Crocker) Price
March 22, 1926 - Feb. 21, 2006

Dovie Norene (Crocker) Price, born March 22, 1926. After retiring from Geo Space, she relocated to Corsicana with her husband Howard Price. Dovie grew up in the Corsicana area as a child. After a long illness, she went to be with the Lord Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006. Both Howard and Dovie were members of Second Avenue Baptist Church for many years.

Dovie is survived by two daughters, Darlene Anderson of Fort Worth and Dianne Emmons Gregg of Greenville; two grandsons, Ronnie Shelby and Kevin Alexander; great-grandchildren, Derek Shelby, Jordan Shelby, Brandon Alexander, Bailee Alexander and Bethany Alexander; two sisters, Lorene Griffin of Corsicana and Dimple Homes of Mineola; and niece, Nell Sparks of Corsicana.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Trussie (McCrary) Jones
Jun 6, 1922 - Feb 19, 2006

Trussie McCrary Jones, 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be noon Saturday at Scott Funeral Chapel with Elder James McCrary Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

Mrs. Jones was born June 6, 1922, in Corsicana. She was a former member of Calvary Full Gospel Church and had currently been a member of Mount Olive Church in Plano. She was a 1941 graduate of G.W. Jackson High School.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Esther McCrary; sister, Johnnie D. Willis; and brother, James McCrary.

Survivors include her devoted daughter, Esther Ruth Boyd of Corsicana; brother, David McCrary of Houston; two grandchildren, Karen Williams and husband Clemmie of Corsicana and Ned Lincoln Boyd IV and wife Pamela of Plano; three great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Schulandria ‘Sandy’ Jackson
Oct 24, 1969 - Feb 15, 2006

Schulandria “Sandy” Jackson, 36, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, in Dallas.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Ms. Jackson was born Oct. 24, 1969, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Linda Oten Young; paternal grandfather, George Cook Jr.; great-grandmother, Georgia Mae Brewer; aunt, Carolyn Jones; and cousin, Tyrone Cook.

Survivors include two daughters, Kelli Oten and Jessica Oten, both of Dallas; father, Marshall D. Cook (Sherylon) of Corsicana; one brother, Marcell Cook of Corsicana; three sisters, Stormy Kidd (Tommy) of Ennis, Leigha Young (Greg) of Dallas, and Zhatari Cook of Houston; grandfather, Odis Oten of Grand Prairie; maternal grandmother, Mary McHenry of Corsicana; paternal grandmother, Jean Irvin of Corsicana; five uncles, Lawrence Oten of Overton, George Cook III (Myrna), Keith D. Oten Sr. and Tony Cook, all of Corsicana, and Bryson Cook of California; god-uncle, Darryl Fielder of Ennis; seven aunts, Mable Jones and Marsha K. Bruton (Hammit), both of Corsicana, Thelma Thompson of Overton, Mildred Johnson (John) of Temple, Janice Barns (Lloyd) of Dallas, Charlotte Savage of Houston, and Lisa McHenry of Dallas; three nephews, Christopher Oten, Rickey Brown and Kristopher Brown; three nieces, Nadjahla Brown, Janiyia Brown and LaKaila Young; and other relatives and friends including Rosilyn Eldridge, Freddie Clark and Christi Jones.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Morjorie Cunningham
Jun 9, 1938 - Feb 20, 2006

Morjorie Cunningham, 67, of Corsicana passed away Feb. 20 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday at Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Internment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.

She was born June 9, 1938 in Teague. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and worked for Holiday Inn for 39 years and for Corsicana Inn for three years.

Survivors include daughter Ivory Evans of Angus; four grandchildren, Lorna Franklin, Isaac Hunter, Cedeno Hunter and Darrell Waites all of Corsicana; ten great grandchildren; two brothers, Ollie D. Kirven of Coolidge and Bobby Kirven of Northridge, Calif.; sisters, Lizzie Holmes of Compton, Calif., Geraldine Busby of Stockton, Calif. and Mary L. Davis of Corsicana; and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gene Cunningham, five sisters, two brothers and her mother and father.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Kacy Mae (Jennings) Ellis
Jun 28, 1943 - Feb 19, 2006

Kacy Mae Jennings Ellis, 62, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2006, at her residence.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at New Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1808 W. 10th Ave., with Pastor Donné Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Charles Williams, Maurice Bluitt, Stanley Jennings, Clay Jennings, Harold Wilson, Larry Wilson, Leonard Williams, Gene Williams, Olander Donaldson and Joe Bluitt. Honorary pallbearer will be Johnny Bernard Calhoun.

Mrs. Ellis was born June 28, 1943, in Navarro County. She was a faithful member of New Cornerstone Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Louis Ellis of Corsicana; son, Johnny Bernard Calhoun (Vickie) of Corsicana; stepson, Richard Dunn; two grandsons, LeAndre and Jamie Watkins; one granddaughter; three sisters, Margaret Brandon (Ira J.) of Waco, Sally Crow (Charles) of Grand Prairie, and Ruth Wilson (Larry) of Corsicana; five brothers, Floyd Evans (Lois), Louis Jennings (Lucille), and Daniel Jennings Jr., all of Dallas, John Jennings (Diann) and Bennie Jennings, both of Corsicana; two aunts, Hattie B. Williams of Corsicana and Bessie Jennings of Fort Worth; and a host of brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law of South Carolina; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dorothy Adell (Frost) Gunn

Dorothy Frost Gunn, 90, of Richland passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Parkview Regional Hospital in Mexia.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Gene Allen officiating. Interment will follow at Wortham Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Frank Oswald, Bruce Bryan, Colman Gray, Kannon Oswald, Hunter Oswald and Michael Turner.

Mrs. Gunn was born Dec. 3, 1915 in Navarro County.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Carl J. Gunn.

Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law Johnie and Janice Gunn of Cleburne and Ray and Karen Gunn of Salt Lake City; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Fred Evans Sr.

Fred Evans Sr. of Dallas died Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006, at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday at Lincoln Funeral Home, 8100 Fireside, Dallas. Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at God’s Tabernacle of Deliverance, 8421 Bohannan Dr., Dallas. Interment will be held at DFW National Cemetery. Arrangements by Lincoln Funeral Home, Dallas

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Elizabeth Harlan York
Nov 6, 1911 - Feb 23, 2006

Mrs. ELIZABETH (HARLAN) YORK, age 94, of Dallas, Texas, died Thursday, February 23, 2006 .
She is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-law-Harlan & Robbie York of Richland, Texas Daughter & Son-in-law-Bettie & Mike LeCrone of Allen, Texas. Sister-Sammie Griffin of Richland, Texas.

Graveside services will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, February 26, 2006 , Rev. Larry McGuire officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas

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Elizabeth Harlan York, 94, of Dallas passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Larry McGuire officiating. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Betty Jacque (McCleskey) Pringle
abt 1927 - Feb 22, 2006

Betty Jacque (McCleskey) Pringle, 79, of Irene passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at a Waco hospital. Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Hubbard with the Rev. Jerry Irvin officiating. Interment will follow at Salem Irene Cemetery. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Thomas Eugene Riley
Nov 2, 1930 - Feb 23, 2006

Mr. THOMAS EUGENE RILEY, age 75, of Blooming Grove, Texas, died Thursday, February 23, 2006, at Residence in Blooming Grove, Texas .
He is survived by his Sister-Darlene Barham of Blooming Grove, Texas

Three Brothers, David Riley of Blooming Grove, Texas, James Riley of Corsicana, Texas, Melvin Riley of Blooming Grove, Texas

Funeral service will be at Modrall Cemetery at 9:00 AM Friday, February 24, 2006 , Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Modrall Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas

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Thomas Eugene Riley

Thomas Eugene Riley, 75, of Blooming Grove passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at his residence. Graveside services were 9 a.m. Friday at Modrall Cemetery with Brother Bill Honea officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Gene Wainscott

A graveside funeral service for Gene Wainscott, 75, of Blooming Grove, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at McDade Cemetery near Elgin with Annette Farmer Simons of Blooming Grove officiating.

Gene died Feb. 22, 2006, in Corsicana.

He was born to Gilford and Ruth Wainscott on Sept. 8, 1930, in Richmond, Ind., moving to Bellflower, Calif., at age 13. Gene served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired from McDonald Douglas Aircraft after 35 years on Sept. 13, 1985, and moved to Heron, Mont., for 15 years, then moved to Blooming Grove on Oct. 20, 2001.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Smith Wainscott of Blooming Grove; one son, Robert Wainscott of Lakewood, Calif.; two daughters, Carol Broersma of Lynden, Wash., and Monica Davis of Bloomington, Calif.; two stepsons, Dewey Hibbs of Austin and Richard Hibbs of Santa Fe Springs, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Vicky Hibbs Farmer of Barry; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, 14 step great-grandchildren and one step great-great-granddaughter.

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Grace Marie (Sims) Carroll-Spears
Feb 14, 1925 - Feb 21, 2006

“Amazing Grace” — Grace Marie Sims Carroll Spears was born Feb. 14, 1925, in Corsicana to Tom and Mattie Glenn Sims. She was number 11 of 13 children. She received her formal education in Corsicana and graduated from Jackson High School. She was raised in the Grace Temple AME Church and continued to be a faithful member as an adult. Grace married her handsome high school sweetheart, Arthur Lee Carroll, and to this union were born six children. She made sure her children were brought up in church, as well. Grace was a vivacious, smart and intelligent woman who could “get the job done.” If something needed to be done, she could do it. This is how she got the affectionate name of “Amazing Grace.” She did domestic work, played the piano and worked in the school system. She was a PE teacher at Jackson High School and a PE teacher and teacher’s aid at Lincoln Elementary School. She remarried the Rev. Otis Spears after her children were grown. She served 16 faithful years as a musician for Hamilton Baptist Church in Frisco. Grace was an avid walker; she loved to walk. She was very sick as a child and learned to exercise and take care of herself to maintain good health. She always proclaimed to get healthier after the birth of each child. She loved to dance and would dance at “the drop of a hat.” Even after she became ill in her latter years, if she heard music, she would automatically “do her thing.” She was an “instructor” in the home and wherever she went. Her children declared that she talked “all the time!” Her sisters, Faye, Ernestine, Willie and Irene preceded her in death; as did her brothers, Lawrence and Wendell.

On Feb. 21, 2006, shortly after her birthday, Mrs. Spears went on to her reward; she will be missed greatly by those who knew and loved her.

She was preceded in death by her dad, Tom Sims; mom, Mattie Glenn Sims; husband, the Rev. Otis Spears; son, Donald Ray Carroll; siblings, Alphonso, Bobbie, Ernestine, Willie, Faye, Irene, Wendell, Lawrence, and four others.

Survivors include her children, Beverly Allen Carroll and Wesley Allen of San Diego, Calif., Ronald Cartez Carroll of San Diego, Calif., Pamela G. Smith Carroll and David Smith of Houston, P. LaVersa Williams Carroll and Billy Ray Williams of Irving, and Melony Betts Carroll and Robert Anderson of Corsicana; first husband, Arthur L. Carroll of Corsicana; stepchildren, Leroy, Eddie Lee, Edna, Annie (Patsy), Doris, Dorothy (A.C.), Grace and Norman Spears; brothers-in-law, L.C. Warren of Tyler and Otto S. Carroll Sr. of Ennis; grandchildren, Regina, Marcel, Rozelle, Vervonae, Rhonda, Renaldo, ArCraig, Eu’ron, Euranika, Ray, Andre, LaJohn, David, Portia, Bryan, Ryan, Dekentia and Crystal; 37 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Maxwell officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Tommy Walter “T.W.” Cantrell
abt 1918 - Feb 20, 2006

Tommy Walter “T.W.” Cantrell, 88, of Corsicana passed away Feb. 20, 2006, at Hertiage Oaks Retirement Center. No services are planned at this time. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Beauford J. Hearn
abt 1921 - Feb 22, 2006

Beauford J. Hearn, 85, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006 at a Corsicana retirement home. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Fairview Cemetery with Elder Harold Horn officiating. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Eula Dell (McGraw) Phillips 
Jan 3, 1927 - Feb 25, 2006

Eula Dell Phillips

Eula Dell Phillips, 79 of Corsicana passed away Saturday, February 25, 2006 at her residence following a lengthy illness.

A Memorial service will be held on Thursday, March 2, 2006 at Community Baptist Church, Corsicana, Texas at 7:00 P.M. with Bro. Monte Chitty officiating. Family visitation will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Mrs. Phillips was born January 3, 1927 in Blooming Grove, Texas. She attended the North Texas State Teachers College, and taught at Union High School. She was a charter member of Community Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her Parents, 7 brothers: Bill McGraw, Earl McGraw, Fred McGraw, Carl McGraw, Clay McGraw, Joe McGraw and Erwin McGraw; 3 sisters: Wue Moore, Polly North, and Marie Littlejohn.

Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Leon, one son, Phil Phillips and his wife Jan, one granddaughter Ashley Phillips, one grandson Matt Phillips, all of Corsicana, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eula Dell Phillips
Eula Dell Phillips, 79, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at her residence following a lengthy illness.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 2 at Community Baptist Church with Bro. Monty Chitty, pastor, officiating. Family visitation will follow in the fellowship hall.
Mrs. Phillips was born Jan. 3, 1927 to Lacy and Eula McGraw. She grew up and graduated in Blooming Grove. She attended North Texas State Teachers College and taught at Union High School. She was a charter member of Community Baptist Church in Corbet.
She was preceded in death by her parents; seven brothers, Bill McGraw, Earl McGraw, Fred McGraw, Carl McGraw, Clay McGraw, Joe McGraw and Erwin McGraw; and three sisters, Sue Moore, Polly North and Marie Littlejohn.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Leon, son Phil Phillips and his wife, Jan, granddaughter Ashley Phillips and grandson Matt Phillips, all of Corsicana; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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William George Frost

William George Frost, 79, of Corsicana, died Thursday at his residence.
Memorial services in 5 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Peyton Goodman officiating.
He was a native of Navarro County and a retired employee of Gulf Oil Co. in Venezuela, South America.  He retired in 1961.
Survivors include four sons, Nelson E. Frost of Coolidge, William N. Frost and Ronald G. Frost, both of Fort Worth, and William G. Frost II, both of Clarksville; one daughter, Mary Lou Frost, of Mesquite; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter; three sisters, Essie Blackridge, of Wortham, Dorothy Gunn, of Richland, and Gracie Holder, of Wichita Falls; and one brother, Leonard Frost, of Hubbard.

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  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams
  • SSDI: WILLIAM FROST 23 Oct 1903 May 1983 75110 (Corsicana, Navarro, TX) (none specified) 456-10-9309 Texas
  • TXDI: Frost William George 05-19-1983 NAVARRO M
  • Husband of Aletha Elizabeth (McAfee) Frost

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