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John Firm Merritt
abt 1876 - Mar 1941

Mar 28, 1941, Dallas, Texas
MERRITT - John Firm Merritt, age 65, passed away at the home of his sister, 5355 Vanderbilt, Thursday. Survived by son, Raymond, Corsicana; father, John; sister, Mrs. Belle Blaydes; brother, Lewis Garrett. Prayer at 11 a.m. Friday. Services at 2 p. m. Friday at the Church of Christ, Ennis, with M. C. Cuthbertson and L. E. Dugger officiating. Interment Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis. Arrangements J. E. Keever.

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Mary Catherine "Mattie/Katie" (Watson) Metcalf
May 5, 1848 - Mar. 24, 1924

Mar 26, 1924
Corsicana Woman Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, March 26. - Funeral services were conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Mattie Metcalf, 77 years old, who died here Monday. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. C. A. Chasteen, pastor of the First Christian Church, conducted the services.
Mrs. Metcalf had resided in Corsicana for forty years and is survived by her husband and nine grown children. The children are Mrs. C. C. Randall, Wichita Falls; Mrs. J. B. Broughton and Mrs. J. B. Martin of Fort Worth; F. M. Metcalf, Kaufman; A. B. Metcalf, Dallas; W. E. Metcalf, Tulsa, Ok.; Mrs. Duke King, A. S. Metcalf and C. W. Metcalf of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Katie Metcalf Died Here Monday

Mrs. Katie Metcalf, aged 77 years, wife of W. H. Metcalf, died at the family home on North Beaton street yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery at 2 o’clock this afternoon, with Rev. C. A. Chasteen officiating, and the sons of the deceased acting as pallbearers. There was a large attendance upon the funeral and many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased had lived in Corsicana for forty years, and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.

The deceased is survived by her husband and nine grown children, all of whom were with her when the end came. The children are Mrs. C. C. Randell, Wichita Falls; Mrs. J. B. Broughton and Mrs. J. B. Martin of Fort Worth; F. M. Metcalf, Kaufman; A. B. Metcalf, Dallas; W. E. Metcalf, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Doak King, A. S. Metcalf and C. W. Metcalf of Corsicana.

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Son of J. F. Metcalf
Died Aug 4, 1886

August 5, 1886
A young son of Mr. J. F. Metcalf died last night at 11 o'clock and was buried this evening.

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Willard Metcalf
abt 1871 - May 1935

May 27, 1935
METCALF - Corsicana, Texas. May 27. - Willard Metcalf, 64, native of Corsicana but resident of Fort Worth for many years, died at his home at Fort Worth Monday. Funeral services will be held here Tuesday morning. Surviving are four brothers and three sisters.

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G. P. Meyers
abt 1872 - Jul 1936

July 3, 1936
MEYERS - Corsicana, Texas. July 3. - G. P. Meyers, 64, of Romayor, Liberty County, died suddenly at a tourist camp at Streetman Thursday night. The body will be sent to Colorado for burial. Surviving are his wife, one son and one daughter.

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Lemuel Ross Milburn - Child of Ross Milburn
Jan 14, 1913 - Jan 21, 1915

January 21, 1915
Milburn. - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 21. - The 2-year-old child of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Milburn of Emhouse died this morning with meningitis. The remains will be interred at Black Hills tomorrow.

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Emma Etta (Moore) Mileham
Aug 9, 1886 - Oct 25, 1915

October 26, 1915, Fort Worth, Texas
Mrs. Etta Mileham, aged 27 years, died this morning at the family home, 1413 East Terrill avenue. The body will be forwarded to Corsicana tomorrow morning by Sloan & Harveson. She is survived by her husband, W.E. Mileham; her father, J. W. Moore, of Corsicana and several brothers and sisters.

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Remains Interred Today.

Owing to the fact of errors in some of the initials and names of the parties mentioned the following is reproduced with corrections from yesterday’s paper:

The remains of the late Mrs. W. E. Mileham (nee Moore), who died in Ft. Worth yesterday morning, were interred this afternoon in Oakwood, the funeral taking place from the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Barnaby, 414 North Eleventh street, at 2:30.

Rev. B. W. Vining, officiated and Messrs. T. J. Walton, Gid Starr, Ed Lockett, Edgar Wareing, Gene Harwell and Frank P. Woods acted as pallbearers.

There were many pretty flowers and a large number of friends accompanied the remains to their last resting place.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Oct 27, 1915
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter E. Mileham; d/o James Wesley Moore & Alice (Swanson) Moore

Emery Miles
abt 1922 - Apr 1937

April 23, 1937
MILES - Corsicana, Texas. April 23. - Emery Miles, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Miles, died at his home on the Fortson farm, several miles north of Corsicana, Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held at Union High Church at 2 p. m. Saturday.
Surviving are his parents; two brothers, Dellary and Edward Miles, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sylvia McClain, Blakney, Ga., and Mrs. Clois Satterfield, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Tantzan.

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Annie (Hammett) Miller
Died Jun 1939

June 3, 1939
Dallas, Texas
Utility Man's Wife Succumbs
Mrs. Annie Hammett Miller, wife of C. B. Miller of the Lone Star Gas Company tax department, will be buried Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.
Mrs. Miller died Thursday night at her home, 5746 Morningside, one day after she was stricken suddenly with a heart attack. The Rev. Harlin J.Roper, pastor of Scofield Memorial Church, will conduct her funeral at 2 p. m. Saturday in the Weiland Funeral Church. The body will be taken overland to Corsicana.
Mrs. Miller was past worthy grand matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Mount Auburn chapter, a member of the Fitzhugh Lee Camp of the Spanish-American War Veterans auxiliary and a member of the Scofield Church.
She grew up in Corsicana and attend high school there.
Survivors are her husband; two daughters, Miss Delphine Miller of Wichita, Kans., and Miss Nancy Miller of Dallas; a brother, W. A. Hammett of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. J. D. Johnson of Dallas and Miss Sadie Hammett and Mrs. John Scarborough of Corsicana.
Pallbearers at her funeral will be W. L. Holmes Sr., Green Reynolds Jr., Charles E. Still, J. D. Sunkel, P. D. Beckler and Glynn O. Green.

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Capt. A. H. Miller
Died Jan. 1910

January 31, 1910, Waco, Texas
Capt. A. H. Miller Dead
Waco, Tex., Jan. 31. - Capt. A. H. Miller of Waco died Saturday at Memphis, Tenn. Friends here were advised that Capt. Miller's remains were embalmed and sent to Corsicana, where the funeral and burial will take place.
Capt. Miller organized one of the companies of the Second Texas Regiment of the National Guard, which was called the Miller Rifles. He was active in training soldiers for the Spanish-American War. Several of his Waco military comrades will attend the funeral.

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C. B. Miller
abt 1871 - Jun 1941

June 18, 1941, Dallas, Texas
Funeral Rites Set For C. B. Miller, 70, Gas Firm Worker Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p. m. Wednesday at the Weiland Funeral Church for Charles B. Miller, 70, of 5746 Morningside, long time employee of the Lone Star Gas Company who died Monday in a Plano hospital after a month's illness.
A native of Butler, Freestone County, Mr. Miller in his early days worked for various railroads over Texas, fought in the Spanish-American War in the Philippines. In 1905 he married Miss Annie Laura Hammet of Corsicana and in 1914 joined the Magnolia Petroleum Company there.
In Dallas Mr. Miller had worked for the Lone Star Gas Company and companies absorbed by that concern since 1920 and at the time of his death he was in the secretary's office. He was a member of the Scofield Memorial Church and was past master of the John G. Slayter Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Miller is survived by two daughters, Miss Nancy Miller, at home, and Miss Delphine Miller of Edgar J. Miller of Santa Rosa, Calif. and Cleveland E. Miller of Oakland, Ore. He will be buried at Corsicana.

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Emmitt B. Miller
abt 1873 - 1950

November 2, 1950
Funeral Service Held For Retired Merchant
CORSICANA, Texas, Nov. 2. - Funeral was held Thursday for Emmitt B. Miller, 77, retired merchant, who died Tuesday following an illness of several years.
Surviving are his wife, six sons, George c. Miller, South Gate, Calif.; P. B. Miller, Bell, Calif.; Master Sgt. E. C. Miller, United States Army; Hubert R. Miller, Corpus Christi; Rupert R. Miller, California, and Marvin Miller, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Sims, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Howard A. Cook, South Gate, Calif.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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George F. Miller
Apr 15, 1859 - Sep 23, 1933


September 25, 1933
George F. Miller, 75, Of Corsicana Buried
CORSICANA, Texas, Sept. 25. - George F. Miller, 75, long-time resident of Corsicana, retired cotton man, died at his home on Second avenue Saturday afternoon. The funeral was held from the First Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services at the church were conducted by the Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, while the rites at the grave were conducted by Dr. J. Howard Williams, Dallas, executive secretary of the Texas General Baptist Convention, formerly pastor of the local congregation.
Mr. Miller had long been a prominent member of the First Baptist Church and had been a deacon for many years.
Surviving are his wife and a brother, C. W. Miller, Georgia. Deacons of the First Baptist Church were pallbearers.

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GEORGE F. MILLER DIED SATURDAY AND BURIED ON SUNDAY

LONG TIME AND PROMINENT CORSICANAN PASSES AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

George F. Miller aged 75 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, retired cotton man, died at his home, 1250 West Second avenue Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock after a lingering illness. The funeral was held from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services at the church were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, while the rites at the grave were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, while the rites at the grave were conducted by Dr. J. Howard Williams, Dallas, executive secretary of the Texas General Baptist convention, formerly pastor of the local congregation.

Mr. Miller had long been a prominent member of the First Baptist church and had been a deacon for many years.

Surviving are his wife, and a brother, C. W. Miller, Georgia.

The following deacons of the First Baptist church were pallbearers:

Hood Cheney, Joe Jefferson, J. R. Howell, C. C. Roberts, W. M. Taylor, Byron Cheney, F. B. McKie and A. G. Smith.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 25, 1933
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth J. “Jennie” (Williamson) Miller; s/o George Miller & Mahulda (Garlick) Miller per death certificate

George Wheeler Miller
Mar 18, 1898 - Jul 1952

July 4, 1952
Corsicana Rites Held For George W. Miller
CORSICANA, Texas, July 4. - Funeral services for George W. Miller, 54, native of Navarro County who died at San Angelo, were held Thursday at the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Sanatorium, Tom Green County; four brothers, Fleetis J. Miller, Longview; Ray L. Miller, Nocona; G. E. Miller and Jerry Miller, both of Palestine, and three sisters, Mrs. Mark Allen, Clovis, N.M.; Mrs. Ruth Pond, Garland, and Mrs. P. R. Stroder, Frost.

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John Lanty Miller
abt 1868 - Jan 1950

January 9, 1950
J. Lanty Miller, 82, Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 9. - J. Lanty Miller, 82, retired merchant and Corsicana native, will be buried Tuesday, with the Odd Fellows in charge of services. He had been an Odd Fellow fifty years.
Miller, who died Sunday night, is survived by seven children, Mrs. D. C. Hogan, Pharr; Mrs. Dell Thornton, Mathis; Vaughn Miller, Dallas; Mrs. Lester H. Smith, Trenton, N. J.; Mrs. G. W. Williams, Austin; Mrs. Carl Boysen, Edinburg, and Gene Miller, Brownsville; a sister, Miss Ursula Miller, Corsicana; eleven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Husband of Maggie (Steele) Miller; Son of Major John L. Miller & Mary H. (McKinney) Miller
  • Grandson of Hampton McKinney, Rev. & Mary Ann Banes Clark McKinney
  • Probably buried in Oakwood, need to verify

James Alexander Miller
Nov 21, 1878 - Mar 10, 1943

March 14, 1943
MILLER - Corsicana, Texas. - James A. Miller died at his home near Purdon Friday. Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Cathleen Harris of Corsicana, Mrs. Eloise Simons and Mrs. Oderra Burleson, both of Fort Worth; a son, Cpl. Terrell Keene Miller, Camp Troy, and other relatives.

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JAMES A. MILLER BURIED IN DRESDEN CEMETERY SUNDAY

Funeral services for James A. Miller, who died at his home near Purdon Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church of Purdon. Rev. Mr. Fisher officiated. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Cathleen Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. Eloise Simmonds, Fort Worth; Mrs. Oderra Burleson, Fort Worth; a son, Corp. Therrell Keene Miller, U. S. Army, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Nancy Frances Elizabeth "Macie" (Barnes) Miller
Nov. 17, 1844  -  Jun. 11, 1928

June 13, 1928
MILLER - Corsicana, Texas, June 13. - Funeral services for Mrs. Macie Miller, 83, who died Monday, were held at Oakwood Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, where burial was made. The services were conducted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Surviving are the following children; J. T. Miller of Corsicana, Mrs. Cenis Ellis of Corsicana, Mrs. Callie Shaw of Alabama, Mrs. Pollie Lallie of Alabama, Robert Miller of Jasper County, Mrs. Cora Baucom of Kaufman County, Mrs. Ida Jordan of Louisiana, Jacob Miller of Corsicana, John Miller of Corsicana.

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AGED WOMAN DIED HERE MONDAY;  BE BURIED TUESDAY
 
Mrs. Macie Miller, aged 83 years, died here Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis and the funeral service will be held at
Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, where interment will be made.  She was born in  Alabama, Nov. 11, 1844 and had resided in Texas 42 years.  She had made her home in Corsicana 7 years.
 
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.
 
Survivors are the following nine children:
 
J. T. Miller, Corsicana;  Mrs. Connie Ellis, Corsicana;  Mrs. Callie Shaw, Alabama;  Mrs. Pollie Lallie, Alabama;  Robert Miller, Jasper county;  Mrs. Cora Baucom, Kaufman county;  Mrs. Ida Jordan, Louisiana;  Jacob Miller, Corsicana;  John Miller, Corsicana.
 
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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED WOMAN HELD ON TUESDAY
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Macie Miller, aged 83 years, who died Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis, were held at
Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made.  The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, Mrs. Miller was born in Alabama, Nov. 11, 1844, and had resided in Texas 42 years.  She had lived in Corsicana seven years.
 
Surviving are the following children:
 
J. T. Miller, Corsicana;  Mrs. Connie Ellis, Corsicana;  Mrs. Callie Shaw, Alabama;  Mrs. Pollie Lallie, Alabama;  Robert Miller, Jasper county;  Mrs. Cora Baucom, Kaufman county;  Mrs. Ida Jordan, Louisiana;  Jacob Miller, Corsicana;  John Miller, Corsicana.
 
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Maggie (Steele) Miller
1868 - May 1927

May 8, 1927
Mrs. Maggie Miller Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas, May 8 (Sp). - Mrs. Maggie Miller, 58, wife of Lanty Miller, Corsicana merchant, died at the family home at 3 o'clock Sunday morning and the funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 5 o'clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
Dr. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducted the services.
Mrs. Miller was born in Henderson County and came to Navarro County when a small child. She is survived by her husband and seven children, as follows: Mrs. Dodge C. Hogan, Pharr; Vaughn Miller, San Angelo; Mrs. Lois Cope, Mrs. E. P. Zincke, Mrs. G. W. Williams and Gene L. Miller, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Carl C. Boysden, Pharr. She had been a member of the Methodist Church many years.

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Mary H. (McKinney) Miller
Aug 24, 1838 - May 19, 1928

May 7, 1928
Mrs. Mary Miller Dies at Corsicana
CORSICANA, Texas. - Mrs. Mary Miller, 89, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home here Monday. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday morning from the Methodist Church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Services will be conducted by Dr. Horace Bishop of San Angelo, former pastor of the First Methodist Church here.
Mrs. Miller is survived by two sons, J. Lanty Miller of Corsicana, Alexander Beaton Miller of San Angelo; two daughters, Misses Mattie and Ursula Miller, both of Corsicana.
Mrs. Miller's father, the Rev. Hampton McKinney, was the founder of Corsicana, and she was the last surviving member of the original caravan of twenty-five, headed by her father, which came from Illinois in 1846 to Navarro County.

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PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY EARLY HOUR MONDAY

HAD RESIDED IN CORSICANA MORE THAN 80 YEARS; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Mary Miller, aged 80 years, eight months and 17 days, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home at 521 West Third avenue, Monday morning at 3:30 o’clock following a short illness incident to falling and breaking her hip three weeks ago. The funeral services will be conducted at the First Methodist church, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock and interment will be made in
Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Dr. Horace Bishop, Methodist minister of San Angelo, but formerly pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Mrs. Miller was born in McGoopin county, Illinois, August 24, 1838 and she came to Texas with her parents, Rev. and Mrs. Hampton McKinney, when she was eight years old. Her parents were among the founders of Corsicana. Her father was a Methodist minister and donated the site for the First Methodist church.

At the age of 16, Mrs. Miller was married to the late John L. Miller, one of the first citizens of Corsicana, and their first home was built on the site of the C. H. Mills homestead.

Surviving are two sons, J. Lanty Miller, Corsicana; Alexander Benton Miller, San Angelo; two daughters, Misses Mattie and Ussula Miller, both of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Mrs. D. C. Hogan, and Mrs. K. C. Bovsen, both of Parr, Texas; Vaughn Miller, San Angelo; Mrs. G. W. Williams and Mrs. Lois Pope, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Margaret Miller Zincke, New York City; and Eugene Miller, Corsicana; and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be C. T. Banister, C. L. Knox, Rufus Hary, Tom Kerr, A. N. Justiss and Clifford Tatum.

Mrs. Miller was the daughter of the Rev. Hampton McKinney, founder of the City of Corsicana. She is the last surviving member of the original caravan of Twenty five headed by Hampton McKinney coming from Illinois to Navarro county in 1846. McKinney was a Methodist minister and when he arrived in this county he built the old McKinney Tavern, the first house to be constructed on the site which is now Corsicana. The McKinney Tavern played an important part in the early history of Corsicana and Navarro county entertaining many of the men prominent in Texas history. John H. Reagan has been a guest and Roger Q. Mills and C. M. Winkler were permanent boarders.

Hampton McKinney was the son of John L. McKinney, soldier of the Revolution who was presented with a pair of silver spurs in appreciation for his services as a soldier and many deeds of bravery.

Mrs. Miller’s late husband, John L. Miller, came to Navarro county in 1860 from Murray county, Tennessee. He was a close friend of Jas. L. Polk and was with Polk when he received the nomination for the presidency.

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Mary Ida (Williams) Miller
Aug 23, 1875 - Oct 12, 1953

October 15, 1953
Mrs. Mary Ida Miller Funeral Services Held
CORSICANA, Texas. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ida Miller, 78, native of Ohio and a Corsicana resident forty-nine years, were held at the West Side Church of Christ with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.
Surviving are six son, George C. Miller, of South Gate, Calif.; Preston B. Miller, of Bell, Calif.; E. C. Miller, stationed at Fort Hood; Ray Miller of Corpus Christi, Roy Miller of Linwood, Calif., and Marvin A. Miller of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Pearl Sims of Fort Worth and Mrs. Howard A. Cook of South Gate, Calif.; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two brothers, C. C. Williams and W. C. Williams, and a sister, Mrs. Bert Miller, all of San Antonio.

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Mattie E. Miller, Miss
Oct 18, 1856 - Jan 9, 1930

January 10, 1930
Corsicana Pioneer Woman Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 10 - Miss Mattie E. Miller, native and pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home Thursday night. The funeral was held from the residence Friday.
Surviving are one sister, Miss Ursula Miller, Corsicana; two brothers, J. Lanty Miller of Corsicana and Beaton Miller.

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NATIVE CORSICANA WAS BURIED FRIDAY DIED LAST NIGHT

MISS MATTIE E. MILLER PASSED AWAY AT FAMILY HOME THURSDAY NIGHT

Miss Mattie E. Miller, native and pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 521 West Third avenue, Thursday night at 10 o’clock and the funeral was held from the residence Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. She had been in failing health for some time. the funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are one sister, Miss Ursula Miller, Corsicana; two brothers, J. Lanty Miller, Corsicana and Beaton Miller and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Beauford H. Jester, George E. Jester, C. L. Jester, R. P. Bates, Dr. Homer B. Jester, A. H. Kerr, Charles G. Jester, Guy Hamilton, Walter Beaton and C. T. Banister.

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

Miss Miller was a member of two of the oldest and most highly respected families of this section of Texas. Her father was the late Major John L. Miller, one of Corsicana’s prominent early day lawyers and county officials, and her mother was a sister of the late Alexander Beaton, after whom Beaton street, Corsicana’s principal business thoroughfare, was named and a pioneer business man and property owner of Corsicana.

She was of a very quiet and unassuming disposition yet was always friendly and courteous and of the true Southern aristocratic nature, ever hospitable and kindly. She had hosts of friends among the older residents of Corsicana who will grieve sorely at her passing.

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Thomas Arington Miller, Dr.
Jan 7, 1865 - Oct 12, 1931

October 13, 1931
CORSICANA, Texas, Oct 13. - Dr. T. A. Miller, 66, Of Corsicana Is Dead Dr. T. A. Miller, 66, native of Texas and practicing physician in Corsicana for many years, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night following an illness of several days. The funeral will be held at Oakwood Cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Dr. Miller was born near Sardis, Ellis County. He graduated from the College of Medicine of the University of Tennessee in 1888. He was a member of the American and Texas Medical Societies and was a charter member of the Navarro County Medical Society, having served as president of the local society in 1914. He was a longtime member of the Church of Christ and was attending prayer services Wednesday night, Sept. 30, when he was taken ill.
Surviving are his wife, five sons, Dr. Dubart Miller, Corsicana; Dr.
Tate Miller, Dallas; the Rev. Hugh Miller, San Diego, Cal.; Dr. Will Miller, Waco, and Paul Miller, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Modena Love of Ennis and Mrs. Hawkins Scarborough of Corsicana; several grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Martha Miller of Sardis, Ellis County, who is 92 years of age; one brother, Dr. Campbell Miller, Sardis, Ellis County, formerly of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Annie Grimes, Stephenville.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER LOCAL DOCTOR WEDNESDAY

DR. T. A. MILLER WAS PRACTICING PHYSICIAN HERE FOR MANY YEARS

Funeral services for Dr. T. A. Miller, 702 West Ninth avenue, aged 66 years, native of Ellis county, and well-known physician here for many years, prominent in medical circles of Texas, who died Monday night following a short illness, were held at
Oakwood cemetery where interment was made Wednesday afternoon, at 4 o’clock. The services were conducted by Dr. Batsell Baxter, president of Abilene Christian College, Abilene, Texas.

Dr. Miller graduated from the college of medicine of the University of Tennessee in 1888. He was president of the Navarro County Medical Society in 1914 and was a charter member of that organization. He also was a member of the Texas and American Medical Societies.

Surviving are his widow, five sons, Dr. Dubart Miller, Corsicana; Dr. Tate Miller, Dallas; Rev. Hugh Miller, San Diego, Calif.; Dr. Will Miller, Waco and Paul Miller, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Modena Love, Ennis, and Mrs. Hawkins Scarborough, Corsicana; several grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Martha Miller, Sardis, Ellis county; a brother, Campbell Miller, Sardis, and a sister, Mrs. Annie Grimes, Stephenville.

Many Floral offerings.
The family requested only simple floral offerings, and the offerings were received from people of all walks of life.

The five sons were pallbearers, Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

With a long record of medical practice in Corsicana and the surrounding community, Dr. Miller was one of the most widely known and best loved men in this entire community. He was not only the skilled practitioner to the physically ill but as well a friend and counsellor to those who were depressed in spirit. It has been the privilege of few men to give to his fellowman the aid and comfort that Dr. Miller daily spread among his patients and friends and the public in general.

Of a quiet and kindly and courteous disposition, he went his way unostentatiously giving relief in pain and comforting words and deeds to the down-hearted and the needy. Dr. Miller was in his prime when the horse and buggy were the only mode of transportation in reaching his patients and no night was too dark or cold and blustery for him to come when called, and when weather conditions made the roads impassable, which were frequent in the old days, he made his rounds on horseback. And when he entered the home he brought good nature and cheer as well as medical skill with him.

He was a life-long Christian but did not cry it from the housetops; rather he carried it in his soul and spread it through personal contact from day to day. He was a man of settled ideas on all matters pertaining to life, spiritual as well as temporal, but he never made an attempt to foist these ideas on anyone. He realized well the frailties of humanity and if he had any criticism to offer it was of a kindly and constructive nature, never harsh and unkind.

In the passing of Dr. T. A. Miller from the walks of man, one of nature’s noblemen has passed to a well-deserved reward, and many an unseen tear was shed at his passing and many a heart was saddened when the word went out that this kindly, good man, and physician had laid down his earthly burden to take up the higher life promised the meek in spirit and the real Christian.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 14, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Amanda (Murphy) Miller married Nov. 13, 1889; s/o Aston Tate Miller & Martha Ann Rose Lutetia Jane (Witherspoon) Miller buried in Waxahachie City cemetery, Waxahachie, Tx.

Tilda Miller
abt 1835 - Nov 1920

November 7, 1920
MILLER - Corsicana, Texas. Nov. 7. - Mrs. Tilda Miller, aged 85 years, died suddenly yesterday morning at the home of Lewis Beale, in the Petty Chapel community. She had been a resident of Navarro County from nearly seventy years.

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Eddie Max Park
May 21, 1939 - Apr 15, 2006

Eddie Max Park, 66, of Arlington passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006 in Arlington.

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

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nedom Muns, Jimmy Noble, Ronnie Deskin and Odis Waddell.

Mr. Park was born on May 21, 1939 in Corsicana. He was the son of the late Jack Park and Jewel Renfro. Growing up in Corsicana he was in the graduating class of 1957 at Corsicana High School. After his high school graduation he married the love of his life, wife Ruth Marie Ivie. They later moved to Arlington where they raised two boys, Ronny Edward and Randy Alyn Park. During his lifetime he accomplished many endeavors, which included a building supplies company to managing a business in Europe for over 10 years. He traveled the world and saw many lands with his wife Ruth.

He was preceded in death by his father, Milton Park and mother Jewel Renfro.

Survivors include wife of 45 years Ruth Marie Park of Arlington; son and daughter-in-law Ronny and Michelle Park of Coppell; son Randy Park of Arlington; and granddaughters Ryann Park and Taylor Park, both of Coppell.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Homel

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Lucille Grayson
abt 1914 - Apr 14, 2006

Lucille Grayson, 92, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 14, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Moore officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Margaret Irene Bahajak

Margaret Irene Bahajak passed away April 14, 2006, in her home in Corsicana. She was the sixth of eight children born of Elizabeth and John Bahajak on Sept. 12, 1924, in Masontown, Pa.

She married Salvador Rueda and from that union two children were born, Mariana Rueda/Esmurria on April 25, 1943, and Rodolfo Rueda on Feb. 12, 1948, later on divorced, remarried to Francisco Quinones Ramos.

She was preceded in death by her father, John Bahajak; mother, Elizabeth Lobash Bahajak; brothers, Steve, Mike and Frank; sister, Anna Bahajak; son, Rodolfo Rueda; and grandson, Francisco Elieazar Esmurria.

Survivors include two brothers, Joe and George Bahajak; sister, Velma Bahajak; daughter, Mariana Esmurria; beloved son-in-law, Francisco Esmurria; grandchildren, Olga, Lourdes, Josepher, Margaret, Josue Rodolfo A. Rueda Jr., Edwin Rueda, and Alvin Rueda; great-grandchildren, Amaleq E., Abimelic J. Esmurria, Ricardo E., Alejandro M., Jeremias S. Robles, Esperanza E. Contreras, Luis M., Joel, Angel M., Fabian, and Kassandra Rueda; and also her dear stepdaughter, Nora Rodriquez and Carlos Rodriquez.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Craciun Berry Funeral Home, 7200 Detroit Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Craciun Berry Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Cleveland.

Arrangements by Craciun Berry Funeral Home, Cleveland, Ohio.

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John Wesley Slate
Jun 20, 1945 - Apr 15, 2006

John Wesley Slate, 60, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 15, 2006 at his residence.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Laurel Land Cemetery in Fort Worth with Eddie Ray Mayfield officiating.

Mr. Slate was born June 20, 1945 in Los Angeles.

Survivors include wife Pam Slate of Corsicana; daughter Whitney Jane Slate of Mansfield; granddaughter Victoria Lane Slate of Mansfield; mother Helen June Johnson of California; stepsons Donald A. Stewart III of Corsicana and Nicholas Lee Stewart of Nacogdoches; brother William S. Slate of Chico, Calif.; and sister Cheryl Ann Navarro of California.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Billie K. (Gunn) Kirk
Nov 25, 1920 - Apr 14, 2006

Billie K. Kirk, 85, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 14, 2006 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born in Limestone County on Nov. 25, 1920 and lived most of her life in the Pursley Community and was a member of the Pursley Church of Christ since she was about 15 years old until they moved to Corsicana where she placed membership with Westhill Church of Christ about six years ago.

Billie married Roger S. Kirk of Pursley on April 11, 1941 at the age of 19 and had just celebrated their 65th anniversary when she entered the hospital that day. She was preceded in death by her parents, O.B. Gunn and wife Mamie Faust Gunn; brothers C.B. Gunn and Rex Gunn; and sisters Nadine Gunn, Gaynell Hubbard and Doris Comer.

Survivors include her husband Roger Kirk of Corsicana; sisters Edrie Keil of Odessa, Wanda Brown of Corsicana and Louise Wireback of Shreveport, La.; nieces and nephews (she referred to as her children) David S. Brown and wife Linda, Dianne Compton and husband Bobby, Donna Lough and husband Terry and Dennis Brown, all of Corsicana; other nieces and nephews include Jack Hubbard and wife Dora of Odessa, Dale Anderson and wife Linda of Kema, Scottie Anderson and wife Joanna of Abilene, Sanda Graves and husband Wesley of Snyder, Bobby and Barbara Gunn of Houston, Paul and Carol Gunn of Carrolton and Dean and Brenda Comer of San Antonio; great nieces and nephews are Amy Bruce of Corsicana, Beth Hartman of West Virginia, Joe B. Compton, John D. Compton, Jerod Compton and wife Dawn, all of Corsicana, Jason Lough and wife Angie of Midland, Josh Brown and wife Laura of Lubbock, Rachel and Dean Wilson of Stephenville and Anthony, Gary and Jeff Anderson of Houston; brother-in-law Chester Kirk of Cayuga, Charles and Margo Alford and Kindel and Amanda of Pursley.

Billie cherished her family and friends, getting together and playing cards and dominos, laughing and having lots of fun. Her special friends were Tressie Keith and Gladys Baggett. But more than anything else she loved the Lord and His church.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Ferman Carpenter officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Brown, Dennis Brown, Bobby Compton, Terry Lough, Jason Lough and Jerod Compton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Arnold A. Armstrong Sr.
Aug 2, 1909 - Apr 12, 2006

Arnold A. Armstrong Sr., longtime resident of Corsicana, Navarro County, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, at the Hospice Unit of Bay Village in League City. He was the seventh of 11 children born to Samuel Hudson and Nancy Elizabeth Armstrong on Aug. 2, 1909, in Byrd, Ellis County. He graduated from Bardwell High School in 1927 and received B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from East Texas State. He started his teaching profession in 1931 at Jones Ranch School. In 1940, he and his family moved to Frost where he assumed the duties of teacher, coach, and high school principal. In September 1942, he moved to Itasca where he assumed similar duties at Itasca High School.

On Feb. 17, 1944, he was inducted into the United States Navy. While assigned to the USS ALGOL (AKA-54), he spent 16 months in the Pacific where he participated in the invasions of Luzon, Leyte and Okinawa. When the war was over, he was on his way to Tokyo Bay, Japan aboard a different ship, USS LST-454. He was discharged on Dec. 6, 1945.

Upon his return from the war, he lived, farmed and ranched at Frost. On Jan. 1, 1947, he assumed the duties of tax assessor and collector of Navarro County. Later that year, he moved his family to Corsicana. He held this office for three terms and then returned to the classroom where he taught math at Lee Elementary, Corsicana High School and then at Navarro Junior College where he retired from teaching in the mid-1970s and continued farming and ranching until his health would not allow him to continue.

Arnold was a loving and caring, courageous, hardworking man, who committed his entire life to his family, community and country. In December 2000, he received a 70-year service award as a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174 A.F. & A.M. Arnold was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his parents, nine brothers and sisters, and wife, Sammie, of 67 years.

Arnold was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and he and his loving wife, Sammie Strain, are survived by three children, Arnold Jr. and wife Maria of Houston, Strain and wife Nancy of Liberty Hill, and Debra and husband Tommy Herring of Alvin; eight grandchildren, Mike Armstrong, Jan Ragan, Tony Armstrong, Nanette Jarosh, Jenifer Blackmon, Josh Armstrong, Jabe Herring, and Kaki Herring; and six great-grandchildren, Walker Armstrong, Ryan Armstrong, Eleni Jarosh, Alexander Jarosh, Brodie Blackmon and Bailey Blackmon. He is also survived by one sister, Nannie and husband Kenneth Wilson of Avalon, and a large number of nephews and nieces.

Honoring Arnold as pallbearers will be grandsons, Mike Armstrong, Tony Armstrong, Josh Armstrong, Jabe Herring, and nephews, Jack Armstrong, Joe Wilson, Wesley Venable and Harvey Strain. Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Williams and Joe Parham.

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

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Frost Cemetery Association, in care of Mrs. Fannell Dunagan, P.O. Box 194, Frost, TX 76641, or a charity of your choice.

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John E. Lewis
Jan 3, 1958 - Apr 12, 2006

John E. Lewis, 48, of Retreat passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2006, in Retreat.

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

Services will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Lannie “Cuz” Finley, Jerry Davis, Tom Gould, Scott McManus, Stephen Williams and Brian Tenney.

Mr. Lewis was born Jan. 3, 1958, in Oceanside, Calif., to Pheldon Phil Lewis and Elaine Harman Turney. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Lynda Lewis of Retreat; son, Lance Lewis of Retreat; daughters and son-in-law, Jennifer and Stephen Williams of Fort Worth and Kelly Jennings of Forney; grandchildren, Madison Jennings and John Lawson Williams; mother, Elaine Turney of Bakersfield, Calif.; grandmother, Mary Alice Lawson of Mabank; brothers, Brian Tenney of Fort Worth and Darren Tenney of California; and sisters, Renee Lewis of Corpus Christi and Cindy Lewis of Bakersfield, Calif.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dixie Jean (Graham) Bell
Jan 3, 1936 - Apr 17, 2006

Dixie Jean Graham Bell, 70, a beloved wife, mother, grandmother and teacher, went home to be with the Lord April 17, 2006. She was born Jan. 3, 1936, in Abilene and grew up in Dallas where she attended Adamson High School. She attended Baylor University where she met her husband, Jack, and they were married in 1956. She spent her life teaching students first in Eldorado from 1959 to 1970 and then in Kerens ISD from 1971 to 2002. She taught a variety of subjects and was the UIL director for many years sharing her wisdom of debate and public speaking with numerous students. In 1993, she was recognized by The University of Texas with the Teaching Excellence Award. In 1997, she was honored to receive the Southwestern Bell UIL Sponsor Excellence Award. Kerens ISD awarded her Teacher of the Year six times.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack.

She is survived by two sons, Andy of Southlake and Larry of Kerens; two daughters-in-law, Kimberli and Shannon; and five grandchildren, Austin, Ashley, Aaron, Kaley and Brooke.

Memorials may be made to the Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund at Cedar Creek Bank or First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Kerens.

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John Willie Arnett
Nov 22, 1912 - Apr 11, 2006

John Willie Arnett, 93, of Melbourne, Fla., passed away April 11, 2006, in Melbourne, Fla. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 21, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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JOHN WILLIE ARNETT, 93, of Melbourne, Florida, died Tuesday, April 11, 2006 in Florida. Visitation is scheduled 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday, April 20, 2006 at Paschal Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 am Friday, April 21, 2006 at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery. Mr. Arnett was born November 22, 1912 in Bazette, Texas to Ruben George Arnett and Hallie Ray Faughn. In his early years he constantly moved from place to place due to his father's work to support the family. He graduated from high school in Socorro, NM. He worked as a night auditor at the local hotel and later moved to BrownfIeld working as a ranch hand for William Randolph Hurst. He met and married his wife of 67 years, Loree Barton in 1936. Loree passed away in March of 2003. Willie was her sole caregiver during her long illness. Taking loving care of her, may they both be together now in heaven. They moved to Oregon where he was a team leader in a sawmill. Missing home, they moved back to Texas where he took a job at the Houston ship yards building war ships in 1940's. They settled in La Porte, Texas and after the war, owned and operated a Gulf Service Station there for 20 years. He was the oldest and proud member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 450. As a member he operated and repaired heavy equipment. During this period he worked at NASA as a crane operator lifting the early space capsules into place for testing. He was a member of the Church of Christ in La Porte. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survived by daughters, Myrna Torok of Shreveport and Doris Reckner of Melbourne, FL; grandchildren, Patsy Griffin, Randy Torok, John Paxton Panning and Barbara Panning; great grandchildren, Sandy & Morgan Friffin cousin, Wayne Arnett of Bryan, Texas. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, 120 SW Third St., Kerens, Texas 75144, 903-396-2371.

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  • Published in the Houston Chronicle on 4/17/2006.

Jesse Earl Crabtree
Feb 9, 1938 - Apr 18, 2006

Jesse Earl Crabtree, 68 of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006 in Corsicana. He was born February 9, 1938 in Helena, Arkansas to Jesse Moore Crabtree and Verdi May McCown Crabtree.

Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services are to be held Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel and Graveside Services will be at 4:00 p.m. at Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shephard with Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

He served in the United States Navy.

Surviving relatives include wife; Edna Crabtree, of Corsicana, son and daughter in law; Robert and Lura Counts, of Sugarland, daughter and son in law; Brendan and Dallas Hayes of Plano, grandchildren; Pierce Counts, Weston Hayes and Garrett Hayes, sister; Glenda Coke of Batesville, Arkansas.

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Jesse Earl Crabtree, 68, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Friday at Farley Chapel Cemetery in Shephard.

Mr. Crabtree was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Helena, Ark., to Jesse Moore Crabtree and Verdi May McCown Crabtree. He served in the United States Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Crabtree of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Laura Counts of Sugar Land; daughter and son-in-law, Brendan and Dallas Hayes of Plano; grandchildren, Pierce Counts, Weston Hayes and Garrett Hayes; and sister, Glenda Coke of Batesville, Ark.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Zelma Jeanne (Hedrick) Tanner
Sep 24, 1918 - Feb 2, 2006

Zelma Jeanne Tanner, of LaVernia, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, February 2, 2006 at the age of 87. She was born in Corsicana, TX on September 24, 1918 to Zelma V. and Mary Gertrude Hedrick. Zelma was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clayton C. Tanner; sister, Mary Virginia Hedrick; daughter-in-law, Patty Heckman. She is survived by her sons, Douglas Wildenstein, Jr. and wife Pat, Donald Wildenstein, Bill Wildenstein and wife Ruth, Bob Heckman; grandchildren, Donnie Wildenstein and wife Maria, Keith Wildenstein and wife Jennifer, Rebecca Friedrichs and husband Eric, Cheryl Wildenstein, John Wildenstein, Jason Wildenstein, Michael Wildenstein, Kimberly Staples and husband Walter, Robbie Heckman and wife Leslie, Allison Engel; and twelve great grandchildren. SERVICES Funeral services will be held at Mission Park Funeral Chapels South on Monday, February 6th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Mission Burial Park South. Mission Park Funeral Chapels South.

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  • San Antonio Express-News - Feb 2, 2006

 Willie Mae "Billie" (Mayo) Ward
Nov 23, 1918 - Jan 29, 2006

Willie Mae Ward, known to her family and friends as Bill or Billie, died January 29, 2006. She was born November 23, 1918 to R. H. and Bennie Mayo in Corsicana, Texas. She finished high school and on June 16, 1938 married Thomas W. Ward. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Eugene and Robert; and a son, Thomas Ward, Jr. She is survived by her husband; her daughter, Carol Roberts and husband, Tommy; a sister Ladell Cranford; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Before her late illness, she enjoyed playing golf and traveling. She was a member of the Los Angeles Heights Presbyterian Church. She and her husband were married 67 years. MEMORIAL SERVICE THURSDAY FEBRUARY 2, 2006 11:00 A.M. LOS ANGELES HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 2002 W. OLMOS DRIVE In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Roy Maas Youth Alternative, 3103 West Ave., San Antonio, Texas 78231 or a church of choice. The family will have a private burial at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

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David Brent Allen
Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home
Mar 17, 2006

David Brent Allen lovingly referred to as “Tater” was born in Tyler, Texas on May 20, 1968 to Same D. Allen and Brenda Williams. Brent passed away March 5, 2006 in Kerens, Texas.

He moved to the Cedar Creek Lake area for a short time before moving back to Tyler. His grandparents, Walter and Catherine Allen and Bill Williams, preceded Brent in death.

He is survived by his parents: Sam and Deloris Allen of Kaufman and Brenda Allen of Tyler, brothers: Dusty Allen of Bullard and Micah Allen of Tyler, grandmother: Ailene Williams of Tyler, three nephews and one niece and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorial services were held March 11, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. at Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home with James and Brian McWorter officiating.

Memorial arrangements were under the direction of Parker-Ashworth Funeral Home of Kaufman.


Tommie B. (Davis) Crocker

Tommie Crocker

Services for Tommie B. Crocker, 85, of Malakoff were held on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Kimble officiating. Burial followed in Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens under the direction Tomlinson Funeral Home of Malakoff.

Mrs. Crocker died Saturday, April 1, 2006 in Athens. She was born Jan. 17, 1921 in Kerens to Tom and Mamie Davis.

Mrs. Crocker moved to this area from Corsicana in 1966. She had her own beauty shop and worked as a beauty operator. She also worked as a Pink Lady in the Athens Hospital for more than six years.

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Malakoff. She was a member of the Sew & Sews of the church and served as a volunteer at Cedar Lake Nursing Home for more than two years.

During World War II, Mrs. Crocker had a plane named after her. It was called the Miss Tommie.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Minnie Teetz; and Raymond Crocker in 1998.

She is survived by six special nieces and nephews, Randy Broussard, Scott Broussard, Helen Ingham, Gene Lewis, Terry Teetz, and Tommy Teetz; and sisters, Peggy Broussard and Billie Lewis.

Pallbearers included Bobby Crocker, Randall Broussard, Terry Teetz, Benny Ferguson, Scott Broussard, and Evan Szurek. The honorary pallbearer was Todd Teetz.


Pearl Jeannette "Judy" (Kaplan) Lowensohn

Lowensohn, Pearl Jeannette (Judy) Kaplan Born February 1, 1918 in Kerens, Texas; died March 29, 2006 at her home in Studio City, CA. She leaves her husband of 66 years, Robert Lowensohn, MD; her two sons, Richard and Brent; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and many loving nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held Friday (today), March 31st, 12 noon, at Mount Sinai Memorial Parks and Mortuaries - Hollywood Hills (800) 600-0076.

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  • Published in the Los Angeles Times on 3/31/2006.

Robert M. Brister

Brister was born in 1928 in Kerens, in East Texas. He was one of the most significant outdoors writers of the past 50 years. He was full time at the Chronicle between 1954 and 1993, and the shooting editor of Field & Stream from 1971-95. He dominated both markets.

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Andrew Carnegie "AC" Lovett, 91

March 20, 1907, Kerens, Texas - December 12, 1998, Tyler, Texas
Son of late James and Fannie Lovett, preceded in death by brothers David and Booker T. Lovett. Member of St. James CME Church, taught in Athens, Tyler, Palestine, and Arp for 40 years. Counselor at Texas College. Member of NAACP. Survivors inclue wife of 62 years, 2 daughters of Tyler, 3 daughters of Houston. Burial at Hopewell Valley Community Cemetery. Community Funeral Home, .

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  • Tyler Morning Telegraph, Wed, Dec. 16, 1998

June (Wilcox) Blue
Jan 26, 1936 - Apr 20, 2006

June Blue passed away at her home in Navarro, Texas on April 20, 2006.
She is survived by her Son Rusty Blue of Navarro, Son and Daughter-in-Law Brandon & Misty Blue of Kerens, Daughter & Son-in-Law Andrea & Rusty Hoke of Huntsville.

She is also survived by her Twin Brother and his wife Gene& Ruth Wilcox of Ennis, Grandchild & his wife David and Tanya Arnold of Cheneyboro, Grandson Brady Blue of Kerens, Grandchildren Jesse and Jodi Hoke of Huntsville, and a Great Grandchild Hunter Arnold of Cheneyboro.

She was proceeded in death by her husband Cecil Blue. Her Parents Jodie Leever & Thelma Maudie Wilcox. Her sister Mary Jo Walker and her brother Alden Wilcox.

A funeral service will be held at the Mildred Baptist Church on Saturday April 22, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. Bro. Tony Neal will officiate.

Visitation will be at the Corley Funeral Home on Friday, April 21, 2006 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Bunk Bottoms, Richard Rash, Ricky Rash, Rex Folmar, Paul Mitchell, Keith Weaver, Jimmy D. Coker and Cliff Tew.

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June Blue

June Blue, 70, of Navarro passed away Thu, Apr 20, 2006, in Navarro.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mildred Baptist Church with Brother Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bunk Bottoms, Richard Rash, Ricky Rash, Rex Folmar, Paul Mitchell, Keith Weaver, Jimmy D. Coker and Cliff Tew.

Mrs. Blue was born Jan. 26, 1936, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Blue; parents, Jodie Leever Wilcox and Thelma Maudie Wilcox; sister, Mary Jo Walker; and brother, Alden Wilcox.

Survivors include her son, Rusty Blue of Navarro; son and daughter-in-law, Brandon and Misty Blue of Kerens; daughters and sons-in-law, Dana and Grady Arnold of Navarro and Andrea and Rusty Hoke of Huntsville; twin brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Ruth Wilcox of Ennis; grandchildren, David Arnold and wife Tanya of Cheneyboro, Brady Blue of Kerens, and Jesse Hoke and Jodi Hoke, both of Huntsville.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cedar Lake, 625 N. Main St., Corsicana, TX 75110; or Mildred ISD Library, 5475 S. U.S. Highway 287, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Freddie James Schukis
Sep 30, 1959 - Apr 19, 2006

Mr. Freddie James Schukis, 46, of Flint, Texas and Richland, Texas passed away on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 at his residence in Richland. He was born on September 30, 1959 in Port Smouth, Virginia. He was employed as a Correctional officer with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Visitation will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23, 2006 at the Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Florida. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2006 at the Quinn-Shalz Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Glen Wilkes officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenlawn Cemetery. A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Warren officiating. Mr. Schukis was preceded in death by his Father, Francis Joseph Schukis, Grandmother, Ann Lass, Niece, Bethany Gobeille, and Nephew, Dalton Gobeille. He is survived by his Wife, Pam Schukis, Step-Daughters, Jessica & Jacqueline Bator of Corsicana, TX., Son, Freddie James Schukis, Jr., Daughters, Ashley Schukis Cameron and Belinda Schukis, Mother, Patricia J. Schukis, Granddaughters, Brooklyn Cameron and Julianna Cameron, Grandson, Noah Cameron, Sisters, Deborah A. Patrick, Leah A. Wilkes and Franchine Joann Schukis Gobeille all of Jacksonville, Florida. Numerous Nieces, Nephews and Cousins.

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Freddie James Schukis

Freddie James Schukis, 46, of Richland passed away Wednesday, April 19 in Richland. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Warren officiating.

Freddie was a correctional officer for the state of Texas. He was a resident of Flint and Richland.

Survivors include wife Pam Schukis of Richland; step daughter Jessica Bator of Corsicana; step daughter Jacqueline Bator of Corsicana; son Freddie James Schukis Jr. of Jacksonville Fla.; daughter Ashley Schukis Cameron of Jacksonville Fla.; daughter Belinda Schukis of Jacksonville Fla.; mother Patricia J. Schukis of Jacksonville Fla.; granddaughter Brooklyn Cameron of Jacksonville Fla.; grandson Noah Cameron of Jacksonville Fla.; granddaughter Julianna Cameron of Jacksonville Fla.; sister Deborah A. Patrick of Jacksonville Fla.; sister Leah A. Wilkes of Jacksonville Fla.; sister Francine Joann Schukis of Jacksonville Fla.; other numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by father Francis Joseph Schukis; grandmother Ann Lass; niece Bethany Gobeille and nephew Dalton Gobeille.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Melissa Lynne Bayer
June 2, 1974 - April 22, 2006

Melissa Lynne Bayer, 31, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 22. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Benny Horn officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include daughter Rebeka Williams of Irving; son Michael Williams of Irving; son Mason Williams of Irving; son Dylan Zeman of Corsicana; son Christian Perritt of Corsicana; parents Charles and Virginia Bayer of Corsicana; grandmother Patricia Renfro of Athens; grandmother Doris James of Corpus Christi; brother and sister-in-law Garrett and Traci Bayer of Eureka; brother and sister-in-law Zeb and Angela Bayer of Las Vegas NV; sister and brother-in-law Devon and Jerald Montgomery of Kerens; sister and brother-in-law Dana and Donnie Miller of Pahrump NV; seventeen nieces and nephews and numerous aunts, uncles, friends and relatives.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Brian Wade Rollins
Sep 30, 1975 - Apr 23, 2006

Mr. Brian Wade Rollins, 30, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, April 23, 2006 in Dallas, Texas. He was born on September 30, 1975 in Corsicana, Texas. He was self-Employed. Visitation will held on Wednesday, April 26, 2006 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jacob Rash, Brandon Hargrave, Chuck Morgan, Tyler Owens, Jody Beard and Shane Rollins. He was preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents, Harry & Jeanette Rollins and Great Maternal Grandparents, Earl & Pearl Bratton. He is survived by his Mother, Frances Bishop of Corsicana, TX., Father, Rodger Rollins of Corsicana, TX., Daughters, Sarah Sullivan & Kaylan Rollins both of Corsicana, TX., Sisters, Laura Waller of Dawson, TX. and Elizabeth Hestand of Corsicana, TX., Maternal Grandparents, David & Betty Bishop of Manteca, CA., Nephews, Lance Henderson of Angus, TX, Luke Waller of Dawson, TX., Henry Waller of Dawson, TX., and Dillon Hestand of Corsicana, TX., and numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins

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Brian Wade Rollins

Brian Wade Rollins, 30, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 23, 2006, at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chad Owens officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Chester R. Clay
Dec 2, 1928 - Apr 22, 2006

Chester R. Clay, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 22 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today, with services scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Harold Scott will officiate and interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Clay was born Dec. 2, 1928 in Corsicana. He was involved in maintenance as a profession and served in the United States Coastguard.

Survivors include daughter and son-in-law Barbara and Billy Cole, Sr. of Powell; daughter and son-in-law Donna and Lewis Picone of Corsicana; brother Coy T. Clay, Jr. of Pinellas Park Fla.; grandson and wife Billie Jr. and Shelly Cole of Groesbeck; granddaughter and husband Brandi and Tommy White of Sedalia, Mo.; granddaughter and husband Jaclyn and Rusty Randall of Purdon; eleven great-grandchildren; cousin Billie Jean Baker of Eureka; numerous cousins; deceased wife Joyce Clay and deceased parents Coy and Minnie Clay.

Two memorials are set up through the American Heart Association 1615 Stemmons Freeway Dallas, TX 75207 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3366 W. Hwy. 31 Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Domingo Ayala
Apr 11, 1948 - Apr 22, 2006

Domingo Ayala, 58, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, April 22, 2006 in Corsicana.

Visitation will be from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday with services scheduled for 2 p.m. on Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Ayala was born April 11, 1948 in Rice. He was a sprinkler installer by trade.

Survivors include his wife, Cruz Ayala of Corsicana; son Domingo Ayala of Corsicana; daughter Lisa Ayala of Corsicana; daughter Barbara Ayala of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Mike and Ruth Ayala of Trinidad; brother and sister-in-law Pete and Alice Ayala of Corsicana; sister Mary Estrada of Arlington; sister Mary Jesse Ayala of Arlington; sister and brother-in-law Margie and Frank Flores of Arizona; sister and brother-in-law Carmen and Joe Cruz of Tulia; sister and brother-in-law Isabelle and James Ramirez of Austin; granddaughter and husband April and Armando Rodriguez of Corsicana; granddaughter and husband Raquel and Cruz Vega of Corsicana; grandson Mike Ayala, Jr. of Corsicana; granddaughter Brenda Salaises of Corsicana; granddaughter Barbara Salaises of Corsicana; granddaughter Amanda Salaises of Corsicana; granddaughter Abigail Ayala of Trinidad; granddaughter Katheryn Ayala of Alabama; great granddaughter Melissa Rodriguez of Corsicana; great grandson Armando Rodriguez III of Corsicana; great granddaughter Precious Vega of Corsicana and great grandson Oscar Rodriguez of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ernestine Brooks

Ernestine Brooks, 90, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Bethlehem Baptist Church with the Rev. Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Lovie S. Smith

Lovie S. Smith, 90, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2006, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 11 a.m. today at Scott Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John R. Givens of St. Paul Baptist Church of Ennis officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Lee Roy Murphy
Aug 21, 1929 - Apr 21, 2006

Lee Roy Murphy, 76, of Retreat passed away Friday, April 21, 2006, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dan Rogers officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Bowyer, Bill Knuerr, John Paul Skinner, Lee Bowyer, Travis Skinner and Shawn Jones.

Mr. Murphy was born Aug. 31, 1929, in Troup. He retired from Penrod Drilling in Lafayette, La., as a drilling superintendent after 33 years. He was also an avid golfer and served in the United States Marine Corps with honors during the Korean Conflict.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lauretta Murphy; and three brothers.

Survivors include his sons, Michael Murphy of Corsicana and Mark David Murphy and wife Jamie of Retreat; daughter, Patti Sue Ferrell and husband Gary of Retreat; brothers, Sam Murphy of Tyler, Fletcher Murphy and James Murphy, both of The Woodlands; sister, Eula Mae Brown of Houston; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Memorials may be made to Family First Hospice, 109 S.W. Main St., Ennis, TX 75119.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Icie (Hamilton) Fowler-Mashburn
Feb 22, 1919 - Apr 24, 2006

Mrs. Icie Fowler Mashburn, age 87, of Corsicana, Texas, died Monday, April 24, 2006, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana, Texas Mrs. Mashburn was employed by Hager Slacks and was a member of Calvary Worship Center. She is survived by her Daughter-Martha Ann Proffit of Teague, Texas, Son & Daughter-in-law-Billy Ray (Buddy) & Sandra Fowler of Houston, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-law-May Frances & Sonny Sullivan of Corsicana, Texas Daughter & Son-in-law-Wanda Sue & Bill Conger of Corsicana, Texas, Daughter & Son-in-law-Darlene & Edward Johnson of Corsicana, Texas, Sister-Grace Owen of Corsicana, Texas Fourteen Grand Children, Twenty Seven Great Grand Children, Six Great Great Grand Children, Numerous Nieces & Nephews, Many Great Friends, One very special friend this past year-her room mate-Eunise Fulton, Special Friend for 50 years-Hazel Nance. She was preceded in death by her Husband-Woodrow Fowler, Parents-Sam Thomas & Hattie Mae Hamilton, Four brothers, & Three Sisters.
Arrangements are being handled by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas, where the family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 26, 2006. Funeral service will be at Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 11:00 AM Thursday, April 27, 2006 , Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

Mattie Charlotte (Blake) Darnell
Nov 15, 1906 - Oct 29, 1994

Mattie (Blake) Darnell
Mattie Blake Darnell, 87, of Corsicana, Died Oct. 29, 1994, at Twilight Nursing Home.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Nancy Schusler officiating.  Griffin Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangemtns.
Survivors include four sisters, Edna Haden of Dresden, Fannie English of Frost, Bea Wilson of Houston and Virginia Brown of Houston; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins, including hr niece, Jane Ross of Frost and her cousin, Hallie Croft of Corsicana.

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IN MEMORY OF MATTIE BLAKE DARNELL
DATE OF BIRTH - NOV. 15, 1906
DATE OF DEATH - OCT. 29, 1994
SERVICES: GRAVE SIDE DRESDEN CEMETERY, MONDAY OCT. 31, 1994 10:00 AM
OFFICIATING: REV. NANCY SCHUSLER
SURVIVING RELATIVES: SISTERS: EDNA HADEN, BEA WILSON, VIRGINIA BROWN, FANNIE ENGLISH, NUMBER OF NIECES, NEPHEWS, COUSINS
INTERMENT: DRESDEN CEMETERY
ARRANGEMENTS: GRIFFIN-ROUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, CORSICANA, TEXAS

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Marie Amelia (Blake) Knight

Marie Blake Knight
Marie Blake Knight, 88, of Frost, died Nov. 15, 1990, at Twilight Nursing Home.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with ken Schultz officiating.  Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.
He [She] is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Jane and Buddy Ross of Frost; five sisters, Mattie Darnell of Corsicana, Fannie English of Frost, Edna Haden of Dresden, and Virginia Brown and Bea Wilson, both of Houston; two grandchildren, John Paul Ross of Frost and Amy Hodge of Corsicana; and two great-grandchildren, Katie Hodge and Madison Hodge, both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Maurice English, Jerry English, Joe Haden, Bob Blake, Lamar Blake and Keith Cunningham.

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IN MEMORY OF MARIE BLAKE KNIGHT
DATE OF BIRTH: AUG. 25, 1902
DATE OF DEATH - NOV. 15, 1990
SERVICES: GRIFFIN-ROUGHTON FUNERAL HOME; SATURDAY NOV. 17, 1990 1:00 PM
OFFICIATING: MARGARET DECKER
PALLBEARERS: JOE HADEN, KEITH CUNNINGHAM, JERRY ENGLISH, LAMAR BLAKE, MAURICE ENGLISH, BOB BLAKE
INTERMENT: DRESDEN CEMETERY
ARRANGEMENTS: GRIFFIN-ROUGHTON FUNERAL HOME, BLOOMING GROVE, TEXAS

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James O. Clarke Brown, Sr.
Oct 31, 1916 - Jan 11, 1979

James Clark
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Dresden Methodist Church for James Clark Brown, 63, resident of Houston and formerly of Navarro County, who died Thursday in Houston.
The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.
He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Brown of Houston; two sons, James Clark Brown, Jr. of Houston and Johnny Allen Henry of Pinehurst; three daughters, Mrs. Tommie Jean Suttle and Ruth Marie both of Houston and Mrs. Frances Elaine harden of Magnolia.

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MR. JAMES CLARKE BROWN
Passed Away: January 11, 1979
Services: Methodist Church, Dresden, Texas; Saturday, January 13, 1979, 2:00 P.M.
Officiating: Rev. Leroy Reaves
Interment: Dresden Cemetery
Pallbearers: Nephews

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Thelma Fletcher "Polly" (Blake) Anderson
Sep 7, 1924 - Mar 27, 1982

Polly Anderson
Services for Polly Anderson is 2 p.m. today in the Dresden Methodist Church with the Rev. Bert Miller officiating.  Burial in Dresden Cemetery.
She died Saturday in Houston.  She was 57.  Mrs. Anderson was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Houston for 31 years.
Corley Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.  Nephews will be pallbearers.

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POLLY ANDERSON

Mrs. Polly Anderson, 57, of Houston and native of Navarro County, died at Heights Hospital in Houston Saturday.  Service is Pending at Corley [funeral home - Corsicana]
Mrs. Polly Anderson, 57, of Houston and native of Corsicana, died at Heights Hospital in Houston Saturday, March 27. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery.
She was an employee of Clark and Courts in Houston.
Survivors include her husband, Norman M. Anderson of Houston; a son, Lyndon Anderson of Tomball; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Fitzsimmons of Conroe; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Virginia Brown and Mrs. Bea Wilson, both of Houston, Mrs. Edna Haden of Barry, Mrs. Fannie English of Frost and Mrs. Minnie Brinson of Marble Falls, and one brother, John Blake of Channelview.

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Polly Anderson

Mrs. Polly Anderson, 57 and native of Navarro County, died at Heights Hospital in Houston Saturday.
Service is pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be at  Dresden Cemetery.
She was an employee of Clark and Courts in Houston.
Survivors include her husband, Norman M. Anderson, of Houston; a son, Lyndon Anderson of Tomball; a daughter, Mrs. Thelma Fitzsimmons of Conroe; seven grandchildren; one great grandchild; five sisters, Mrs. Virginia Brown and Mrs. Bea Wilson, both of Houston, Mrs. Edna Haden of Barry, Mrs. Fannie English of Frost and Mrs. Minnie Brinson of Marble Falls, and one brother, John Blake of Channelview.

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PASSED AWAY: March 27, 1982
SERVICES: Dresden Methodist Church, Dresden, Texas, Monday March 29, 1982, 2:00 P.M.
OFFICIATING: Rev. Bert Miller
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
PALLBEARERS: Nephews

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John Blake, Jr.
Sep 14, 1954 - Apr 16, 1972

JOHN BLAKE, JR. BURIED AT DRESDEN

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Dresden Methodist Church for John Blake, Jr., 17, who died Sunday in Huntsville, a victim of drowning.  No details of the tragedy were available on Monday.  Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. & Mrs. John D. Blake, Sr. of Houston; one brother, Jeffrey Earl Blake of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Davis of Austin, Mrs. Joyce McDaniels, Mrs. Judy Allen and Miss Jackie Blake, all of Houston; one niece and one nephew.
Cousins were Casket Bearers.

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Norman Maurice Anderson
Oct 27, 1922 - Sep 22, 1996

N. M. 'Booster' Andy Anderson

N.M. "Booster" Andy Anderson, 73, of Houston, died Sept. 22, 1996, in Houston.
Visitation services will be held today at Corley Funeral Home from 12-9:30 p.m.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dresden United Methodist Church, with Rev. Burt Miller officiating, assisted by Rev. Cynthia Lee, Burial will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Steven Anderson, Billy Hooper, Bobby Fitzsimmons, James Eddings, Fred Graves and John Henry.
Honorary pallbearers are Sam Wilson, V. V. Brinson and Buster Baden.
Mr. Anderson was born Oct. 27, 1922 in Hillsboro.  He was a member of the U.S. navy, Vet. of WW II and of the V.F.W.  he retired from Camweron Iron Works.
He is survived by his wife, Annie South of Houston; son, Lyndon Maurice Anderson of Pinehurst; daughter, Thelma Joyce Fitzsimmons of Conroe; mother, Sarah Anderson of Waco; stepsons, Bacy South of Houston and Terry Damon of Houston; brothers, W. L. Anderson of Waco, W. H. "Dick" Anderson of Axtell, R.D. "Shorty" Anderson of Bosqueville, Danny Anderson of Hillsboro, Billy Ray Anderson of Corsicana, and Wendell Anderson of Houston; sisters, Peggy Dollins of Waco and Mary Ann Christian of Penelope; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Mr. Anderson was preceded in death by his first wife, Polly Blake Anderson and father W. J. "Hill" Anderson.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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MR. N. M. "Booster" "Andy" Anderson
PASSED AWAY: September 22, 1996
SERVICES: Dresden United Methodist Church, Dresden, Dresden, Texas, September 24, 1996, Tuesday, 2:00 P.M.
OFFICIATING: Rev. Burt Miller, Rev. Cynthia Lee
INTERMENT: Dresden Cemetery
PALLBEARERS: Bobby Fitzsimmons, Steve Anderson, James Eddings, Billy Hooper, Fred Graves, John Henry
 

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Jeffery Earl Blake
Nov 12, 1956 - Nov 6, 1976

DRESDEN - Services were be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Dresden Methodist Church for Jeff Blake, 19, resident of Houston, who was killed in a car accident in Hearne Saturday.
The Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev. Richard Lasiter were to officiate, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.
He was a native of Houston and employed by Brown and Root Inc.
Survivors include his father, John D. Blake of Houston; his mother, Mrs. June Blake of Houston; and four sisters, Mrs. Judy Allen, Mrs. Joyce McCreadie, and Mrs. Jackie Rogers, all of Houston, and Mrs. Jeanette Cantrell of Blum.
Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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A Memorial Record for the Friends and Family of:Mr Jeff Blake
Passed Away: November 6, 1976
Services: Dresden Methodist Church, Dresden, Texas; Monday, November 8, 1976 2:00 P.M.
Officiating: Rev. Roy Davis, Rev. Richard Lasiter
Interment: Dresden Cemetery
Pallbearers: Friends of the Family

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Audrie Allene (Brinson) Tullos
May 18, 1907 - Dec 28, 1981

AUDRIE ALLENE TULLOS
Audrie Allene Tullos, 74, of Frost died Monday, December 28, at Navarro Memorial Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. today, December 30, at the First Baptist Church in Frost with the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating.  Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.
She is survived by her widower, Guy Tullos of Frost; three sons, Ernwood Tullos of Denton, Max Tullos of Fort Worth, Jerry Tullos of Lubbock; one daughter, Mrs. Sharon Tipaldi of Plano; nine grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five brothers, Karlton Brinson of Chicopee Mass., Edwin Brinson of Planot, Vernon Brinson of Granite Shoals, Roy Brinson of Fritch and Truett Brinson of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Adelle Faulk of Merryville, Missouri and Mrs. Orelle Strain of Frost.
Pallbearers will be Leon Crawford, Jimmy Hooser, Ronald Brown, Oran Williams, A. C. Smith and Jack Slater.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Frost Funeral Home.

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In Memory of
Audrie Allene Tullos
Date of Birth: May 18, 1907
Date of Death: December 28, 1981
Services At FROST BAPTIST CHURCH
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1981 - 2:00 P.M.
Officiating: JIM BAGGETT
Pallbearers: LEON CRAWFORD, ORAN WILLIAMS, JIMMY HOOSER, A.C. SMITH, RONALD BROWN, JACK SLATER
Interment: FROST CEMETERY
Arrangements with Frost Funeral Home

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  • Submitted by JoAnn English
  • Audrie Allene Tullos was a sister of Vernon Vansant Brinson, Minnie Lee Blake Brinson’s husband
  • SSDI: Audrie Tullos; May 18, 1907; Dec 1981; 455-74-3770; 76641 Emmett, Navarro Co., TX
  • TXDI: Tullos Audrie Allene 12-28-1981 NAVARRO F Add AUDRIE ALLENE TULLOS
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