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William Doss (Buck) French
Mar 15, 1832 - Jul 17, 1923

W. D. French Dead

William Dose (Uncle Buck) French died at his home in Brushy Prairie community Tuesday, after a long illness with a cancer on his neck. Uncle Buck had been confined to his bed some four months, and on account of his extreme old age, together with his affliction, his death was not unexpected.

Uncle Buck was born March 15, 1832, he having attained the ripe old age of 91 years, 4 months and 2 days. He was married to Miss Sarah Anne Berry on November 18, 1852, and to the union ten children were born, six of whom are living: also he has 41 grandchildren. Mr. French came to Texas in 1859, from Alabama, some fifty years of that time being spent in this community. He was one of our oldest pioneers and has seen many changes in this country. He professed religion and joined the Methodist church August 18, 1850, and was a true Christian, living as best he could in accordance with the teachings of his Master. Uncle Buck was, during his younger years, a leader of his community, and probably no man in this vicinity possessed more friends. Truly a good man has passed to his reward, one who will be missed by the entire community.

The funeral, which was largely attended, was held at Brushy, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock, conducted by Rev. J. T. McKeown, assisted by Revs. Prater and Crow, after which the Dawson Masonic lodge took charge of the body and laid it to rest in Brushy cemetery.

Tribute of Respect

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William Doss French
Mar 15, 1832 - Jul 17, 1923

W. D. French, Dawson Pioneer, 91, Is Dead

Waco, Texas, July 19.—News has been received here of the death in Dawson Tuesday night of W. D. (Uncle Buck) French, 91 years old. He had resided in the Dawson community for half a century and he had been a Methodist for seventy years. Mr. French had been a member of the Masonic fraternity for many years. He is survived by one daughter and five sons.

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W. D. French, Dawson Pioneer, 91, Is Dead

Waco, Texas, July 19.—News has been received here of the death in Dawson Tuesday night of W. D. (Uncle Buck) French, 91 years old. He had resided in the Dawson community for half a century and he had been a Methodist for seventy years. Mr. French had been a member of the Masonic fraternity for many years. He is survived by one daughter and five sons.

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Mary Jane (Turner) Cleveland
Mar 12, 1856 - Jun 20, 1930

Dawson Herald, 20 Jun 1930

Emhouse News

Mrs. C. B. Turner and son, Lee Roy, visited Aunt Molly Cleveland Monday.
They reported her resting better.

Notes:

  • Printed on the day she died. (Dana Stubbs)

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Dawson Herald, 27 Jun 1930

Emhouse News

The following from Emhouse attended the funeral of "Aunt" Molly Cleveland at the Grange Hall Saturday; Mr. and Mrs. Will Tallant, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Tallant, Mr. and Mrs. B. Ray, Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Ray, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Turner and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Tinkle, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Palmer Brown, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Collins, Mrs. W. J. Collins, Mrs. Ella Askew, Mrs. A. C. Richards, Mrs. Rosa Hart, W. A. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Ira L. Stokes, Mrs. C. D. Owen."

Notes:

  • This is the only data I can find on the death of Aunt Molly Cleveland from the County newspapers.

  •  Sister to Emmie (Turner) Tallant Cleveland, William & Jim Turner of Navarro County. This part of the family came to Navarro County from New Albany, Mississippi.

  • Great-Great Aunt of Dana Stubbs

  • Marker Photo at Grange Hall Cemetery

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


William Jefferson Turner
Oct 9, 1851 - Oct 9, 1923)

Mrs. Herrin's Father Dies

Mrs. G. G. Herrin was called to Emhouse, Tuesday morning on account of the death of her father, W. J. Turner, which occurred there Monday night.

Mr. Turner had recently undergone an operation for an internal trouble.

He is survived by eight children, all of whom are married. Burial took place at Emhouse on Tuesday afternoon.

All of Dawson sincerely sympathies with Mrs. Herrin in the lose of her father.

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  • Son of John Turner. Father of Minnie, Charles, Allie, William, Lizzie, James, Amanda, Nicie Lida and Hughie. Brother of Emma, Molly and Jim of Navarro County Texas.

  • Marker Photo at Pattison Cemetery

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


James (Jim or Blacky) Daniel Turner
Mar 10, 1871 - Oct 1, 1931

Pioneer Resident Of Blooming Grove Died There Friday J. D. Turner, aged 61, resident of Blooming Grove for many years, died at the family residence Friday afternoon after a long illness. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the First Methodist church, with Rev. R. M. Noe conducting the last rites.

Interment was in the Grange Hall cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, Charles and Ralph, and one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Yates, all of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun, 03 Oct 1931

  • Occupation as Blacksmith/Veterinarian in the Northwestern section of Navarro County, Texas.

  • From the Dawson Herald dated 02 Oct 1931 under the Brushie Prairie - News: Charles and Ralph Turner are in Blooming Grove at the bedside of their father, who is ill.

  • Son of E. R. John and Susie (Cruse) Turner, Husband of Ada (McGraw) Turner, Father of Bertie May Turner, Charles (Charlie) Turner, Ralph Turner, Jessie (Turner) Randolph, Gladys (Turner) Yates and James Earl Turner and Great-Great-Grandfather of Dana Stubbs

  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs


Walter Malone Greene
Dec 12, 1910 - Nov 6, 1991

Walter Greene

Walter Malone Greene, 80, of Tulsa, Okla., died Nov. 6, 1991, in Tulsa.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Dresden Cemetery, with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Dec 12, 1910, in Vincent, Texas, and had lived in Tulsa for many years.

Survivors include his wife, Mildred Holt Greene of Tulsa; two brothers, Louie Malone of Ruidoso, N.M., and Mack Austin of Buffington, S.C.; and one sister, Ella Smith of Kerrville.

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Max Barnes, Jr.
Jan 2, 1926 - Feb 26, 1996

Max Barnes, 70, of Emhouse, died Feb. 26, 1996, at the Rembrant Center.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral home with the Rev. B. Suzy Welch officiating. Burial will take place in Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Drain, Howard Drain, R. C. Warmack, Larry Boswell, Herman Gillen and Danny Drain.

Honorary pallbearers are Roy Posey and Bob Groschke.

Mr. Barnes was born Jan. 2, 1926, in Cryer Creek.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Barnes of Emhouse; his mother, Ruth Barnes of Corsicana; his son, Jerry Barnes; his daughter-in-law, Debbie Barnes of Dallas; his brother, Elwood Barnes of Corsicana; his sisters, Billie Grimmett of Corsicana and Peggy Arnett of Navarro; and his four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lessie Mamie (Cook) Baird
Nov 18, 1912 - Apr 4, 1999

Lessie Cook Baird, 86, of Waco passed away Sunday, April 4, 1999, at a Waco Nursing home.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. today at Frost Cemetery, with Chaplain Curtis Holland officiating.

Mrs. Baird was born in Milford on Nov. 18, 1912 to William Henry Cook and Mattie Bell (Combs) Cook.  She was a member of the Methodist Church in Mertens.

Mrs. Baird was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond Baird; and son-in-law, David Keathley.

Mrs. Baird is survived by her daughter, Bettye Keathley of Waco; granddaughter, Kathy Keathley and her husband J. Rich Cawthorn Jr. of Lewisville; sisters, (twin sister) Bessie Compton of Waxahachie, Ruth Rivers of Dallas and Doris Smith of Dallas; sister-in-law, Mattie Dell Short of Frost; and numerous nieces and nephews including nephew Lynn Short of Frost.

Arrangements by Connally/Compton Funeral Directors of Waco.

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Orville Eugene Baker
Oct 4, 1924 - Oct 28, 1990

Orville E. Baker

Orville Eugene Baker, 65, of Purdon, died Oct. 28, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

He was born  Oct 4, 1924, in Buffalo.  He served in the Air Force in World War II.

Survivors include his wife, Cleo Miles Baker of Purdon; two sisters, Edna Mae Turner of San Antonio, and Veda Phillips of Corsicana; two brothers, Bernice Baker and Roy Baker Jr., both of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jackie Pierce, Eric Larson, Red Alexander, DeWitt Wallace, Chick Owens and Forrect Pierce.

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Leonard O'Neal Ballew
Mar 6, 1920 - Jan 13, 1990

Leonard O. Ballew

Leonard O. Ballew, 69, of Waxahachie, died Jan. 13, 1990, in Waxahachie.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Boze Mitchell Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Graveside services will be 11:30 a.m. Monday in Emmett Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.

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James Leroy Ballew
Aug 13, 1933 - May 21, 1997

Graveside services for Mr. James Leroy Ballew, 63, of Kilgore will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Richland Cemetery, Mertens, Texas. Mr. Ballew died Wednesday, May 21, at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview.

He was born August 13, 1993 in Alma and was a graduate of Frost High School.  He went on to serve our country in the Army Airborne. He was a Baptist who moved to Kilgore in 1970.  Mr. Ballew retired from the American National Can of Longview.

He is survived by his wife Bettye Goodman Ballew of Kilgore; two sons, Jim Ballew and Craig Ballew both of Kilgore; a brother, Keith Ballew of Vancouver, Washington, a sister, Carolyn Cooper of Lake Jackson; a grandmother, Cassie Morgan of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Ilsa Ann Ballew of Kilgore; an uncle, George Ballew of Pleasant Grove; and aunt, Helen Moore of Richland Chamber's Lake; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home between 7 and 8 tonight.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by Rader Feneral Home of Kilgore.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - May 23, 1997

  • Submitted Edward L. Williams

  • TXDI: Ballew James Leroy 05-21-1997 GREGG M

  • Son of Clinton Leroy Ballew & Alma Edna (Morgan) Ballew

  • Grandson of Charles Anderson Ballew & Mable Clair (Nash) Ballew


Horace Norwood Arnold
Feb 25, 1923 - Aug 22, 1987

H. N. Arnold

H.N. "Chuck" Arnold, 64, of Emhouse, died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be 5 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Richard Roberson officiating.

Burial  will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Willie Arnold, of Emhouse; mother, Mrs. Alva Arnold, of Abilene; two daughters, Barbara Sheffield, of Mesquite, and Susan Pommerening, of Corsicana; four grandchildren; and two brothers, O. G. Arnold, of  Farmers Branch, and J. K. Arnold of Mission Viejo, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Bob Bommer, Leroy Coots, Grady Moore, Ikie Walker, Milton Reese, Bill Schwede, and Paul Molero.

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Hattie M. (Gentsch) Powers
Nov 18, 1893 - Feb 7, 1934

Mrs. Thomas Powers

Funeral rites for Mrs. Thomas Powers, 40, who died Wednesday night, were conducted at the family residence Thursday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery, the Rev. J. B. Ingle, Baptist minister, officiating.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Thomas Ruth Powers and Lucile Powers, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gentsch, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Farmer, Malakoff; Mrs. Bertie Swearingen, Corsicana; Mrs. J. E. Jones, Farrar, and Mrs. Thelma Goodin, Navarro, and four brothers, Everett Gentsch, Corsicana; Luther Gentsch, Corsicana; D. A.

Gentsch, San Antonio and Homer Gentsch, Gladewater.

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MRS. THOS. POWERS DIED ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT FAMILY HOME

Funeral rites for Mrs. Thomas Powers, aged 40 years, who died Wednesday night at 6:30 o'clock were held from the family residence, 627 North Thirteenth street Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Thomas Ruth Powers and Lucille Powers, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Gentsch, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Farmer, Malakoff; Mrs. Bertie Swearingen, Corsicana; Mrs. J. E. Jones, Farrar; and Mrs. Thelma Goodin, Navarro; and four brothers, Everett Gentsch, Corsicana; Luther Gentsch, Corsicana; D. A. Gentsch, San Antonio; and Homer Gentsch, Gladewater.

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

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William Daniel Powell
Oct 17, 1855 - Dec 2, 1935

W. D. Powell

W. D. Powell, Pioneer Barry Resident, Dies W. D. Powell, 80, native of Alabama, but resident of the Barry community for forty-one years, died at his home in Barry Monday morning after an illness of three years. The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. H. L. Poteet, pastor of the Barry Methodist Church, assisted by the Rev. I. R. Darwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Lonnie L. Powell, County Clerk of Navarro County, Corsicana, and J. W. Powell of Sherman; five daughters, Mrs. Arthur Reid, Frisco; Mrs. Kate Arp, Dallas; Mrs. Ruth Bolin, Corsicana; Miss Pearl Powell, Barry, and Mrs. John W. Varnell, Corsicana; twenty-two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, John Powell, Kilgore, and two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Watson, and Mrs. G. W. Hester, both of Miles.

The Masonic Lodge will have charge of the rites at the grave.

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W. D. POWELL WAS BURIED IN DRESDEN CEMETERY TUESDAY

Funeral services for W. D. Powell, aged 80 years, resident of Navarro county for 41 years, who died at his home in Barry early Monday morning after an illness of three years, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. L. Poteet, pastor of the Barry Methodist church, assisted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, Lonnie L. Powell, Navarro county clerk, Corsicana, and J. W. Powell, Sherman; five daughters, Mrs. Arthur Reid, Frisco; Mrs. Kate Arp, Dallas; Mrs. Ruth Bolin, Corsicana; Miss Pearl Powell, Barry, and Mrs. John W. Varnell, Corsicana; 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, John Powell, Kilgore, and two sisters, Mrs. P. J. Watson and Mrs. G. W. Hester, both of Miles.

The Masons had charge of the rites at the grave.

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Linfield Young Powell
? - Jul 1933

Linfield Young Powell, 28, of Corsicana, died at a Corsicana hospital Wednesday morning from injuries sustained in an automobile accident three miles south of Streetman. The funeral will be held at Fairfield, with burial in the Fairfield Cemetery. Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Lillie Powell; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Brown, Mrs. Frank Willard and Miss Mary Lynn Powell, and a number of other relatives, all of the Fairfield community.

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Daniel Cadar Powell Sr.
Apr 1, 1864 - Apr 5, 1945

Daniel C. Powell Sr., Rites Arranged Today

Funeral services for Daniel Cadar Powell Sr., 81, who died Thursday at the home of his son, Daniel C. Powell Jr., 626 Buckalew, on his fifty-fourth wedding anniversary, will be held at the Lamar & Smith Chapel, Vernon and West Jefferson, at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Homer Vanderpool, pastor of Tyler Street Methodist Church. Graveside ceremonies will be in charge of the Odd Fellows.

Powell came to Texas from Alabama in his boyhood and settled at Corsicana with his parents where he lived for fifty years and was engaged in the lumber business. He came to Dallas more than twenty years ago. He was employed by a lumber company here until he retired.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Little, Duncan, Okla., and Mrs. J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D.C.; a son, Daniel C. Powell Jr., of Dallas; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren

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DANIEL C. POWELL, FORMER CORSICANA MERCHANT, IS DEAD

Daniel Cadar Powell, aged 80 years, former Corsicana merchant died at his home, 626 Buckalew, Dallas, Thursday.

Funeral services will be held here, but the time had not been determined early Friday afternoon pending arrival of relatives. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Powell joined Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, Dec. 23, 1897, and kept his membership in the local lodge until his death.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Little, Okla. and Mrs. J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C.; a son, D. C. Powell, Jr., Dallas; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Fri., Apr. 6, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie (Pruitt) Powell- D. C. Powell married Annie Pruitt Apr 5, 1891 (daughter Willie Mae’s birth record says Annie Whitington her death certificate says Annie Pruitt- son Daniel’s birth record says Pruitt)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR D. C. POWELL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Daniel Cadar Powell, aged 82 years, former Corsicanan, who died at his home, 626 Buckalew, Dallas, Thursday after an extended illness, will be held in Dallas Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery here at 4 p.m. Sunday following rites at the grave by Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, of which had had been a member since Dec. 23, 1897.

Prior to moving to Dallas a number of years ago, Powell was in the planning mill business and a contractor. At one time he was manual training instructor at the IOOF Home here.

Surviving are his wife, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Little, Okla. and Mrs. J. T. Mitchell, Washington, D. C.; a son, D. C. Powell, Jr., Dallas; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing local arrangements

NOTICE ODD FELLOWS
Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the IOOF Hall Sunday at 3 p.m. in specially-called session to attend the funeral of Bro. D. C. Powell.
H. L. Hayes, Noble grand.
Paul Moore, secretary.

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J. M. Posey
? - Apr 1934

J. M. Posey, 68, Dies Of Accidental Wound Funeral services were held Monday for J. M. Posey, 68, who accidentally killed himself with a gun Sunday near Eldorado. Mr. Posey lived in Corsicana, Texas, until moving to Eldorado thirty-one years ago. He was a retired real estate man, formerly vice President of the Farmers and Merchants' Bank at Eldorado and a large property owner of Jackson County.

He is survived by two sons, Ellis Posey, vice president of the First Nation Bank of Hereford, Texas, and James Posey Jr. of Eldorado; one daughter, Mrs. Richard Gillentine of Wellington, Texas, and his wife, Mrs. Maude Miller Posey of Eldorado.

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Henry Franklin Poulter
Dec 24, 1854 - Sep 16, 1939

Henry F. Poulter

Henry F. Poulter, 85, retired farmer, former resident of Frost and Blooming Grove, died at his home here. Funeral services were held at Blooming Grove Saturday morning. Surviving are his wife, three sons, A.

Poulter, Austin; A. M. Poulter, Frost, and Robert Poulter, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Stephens, Corsicana; Mrs. George Minhiaette, Emhouse; Mrs. Harlie Mitchell, Nueces, and Mrs. Rastue Morgan, Drane

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HARRY F. POULTER  BE BURIED SATURDAY IN BLOOMING GROVE
Henry F. Poulter, aged 85 years, died at his home, 422 South Twelfth street, Thursday night at 11:45 o'clock. Funeral rites will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the First Baptist church at Blooming Grove, with Rev. D. P. Cagle, Baptist minister of Frost conducting the rites, assisted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, Baptist minister of Blooming Grove.
Mr. Poulter was a retired farmer, and resided at Frost and Blooming Grove for 36 years.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, A. Poulter, Austin; A. M. Poulter, Frost, and Robert Poulter, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Stephens, Corsicana; Mrs. George Minhinette, Emhouse; Mrs. Harlie Mitchell, Nueches, and Mrs. Rastus Morgan, Drane. McCormick's of Blooming Grove are in charge of arrangements.

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H. F. Poulter Buried Saturday In Rose Hill Cemetery

Funeral services for H. F. Poulter, aged 84 years, who died at his home in Corsicana Thursday night, were held at the First Baptist church Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, local First Baptist church pastor.

Mr. Poulter was well known and had many friends in this community having formerly resided here for many years before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; A. Poulter, Austin; A. M. Poulter, Frost, and Robert Poulter, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Stephens, Corsicana; Mrs. George Minhinette, Emhouse; Mrs. Harlie Mitchell, Neueces; Rus Morgan, Drane, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. L. Kagler, Cicero Gobbel, W. G. C. Ingram, J. J. Gillen, H. E. Simpson and A. B. Crosby.

Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery, with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 24, 1939
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
     

Sarah Ann "Sallie" (Reason) Poston
Jul 13, 1873 - Mar 21, 1953

Mrs. Poston Rites Held in Corsicana
Mrs. Sarah Ann Poston, 79, died at the Twilight Home here Saturday morning.
Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are four sons, Will C. Poston, Breckenridge; C. E. Poston, Elkhart; Arthur E. Poston, Dallas, and Homer C. Poston, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. T. C. Cummings, Itasca; Mrs. W. O. Taylor, Poyner; Mrs. Myrtle Neyman, Cheyenne, Okla.,; and Mrs. Minnie Faye Bell, Houston; a brother, Carroll Reasover, Scurry; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Townley, Dallas.

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Mrs. S. A. Poston Dies Saturday

Mrs. Sarah Ann Poston, 79, died Saturday morning at the Twilight Home.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Duckett.

Surviving are four sons, Will C. Poston, Elkhart; Arthur E. Poston, Dallas, and Homer C. Poston, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. T. C. Cummings, Itasca; Mrs. W. O. Taylor, Poyner; Mrs. Myrtle Neyman, Cheyenne, Okla., and Mrs. Minnie Faye Bell, Houston; a brother, Carroll Reasoover, Scurry; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Townley, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

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Homer Pollard
Aug 8, 1897 - Sep 11, 1936

Homer Pollard, 40, former resident of Corsicana, died in a Dallas hospital Friday. He had been ill for some time in California, where he had lived for ten years, and was taken to Dallas several days ago. The body was taken to Corsicana Friday afternoon for funeral services.
Surviving are two children, Katherine and Douglas Pollard of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Tresinriter, Mrs. Hilda McCarver and Mrs. Joe Riley, all of Dallas, and three brothers, Hugh, George, and Roland Pollard, all of Corsicana.

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HOMER POLLARD BE BURIED HERE LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Homer Pollard, 40 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in the Medical Arts Hospital in Dallas Friday morning at 10 o’clock, are to be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Pollard had resided in California for a number of years and only recently returned to Dallas. He had been ill for some time.

Surviving are two children, Katherine and Douglas Pollard both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Tresinriter, Mrs. Hilda McCarver and Mrs. Joe Riley, all of Dallas; and three brothers, Hugh, George and Roland Pollard, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are to be Tom McElwee, Hary Butler, Pat Slaughter, L. G. Thompson, Roy Albritton and Lige Cunningham.

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Ada Belle (Cooper) Pollard
Oct 16, 1872 - Sep 13, 1929

Mrs. Ada Pollard Dies
Mrs. Ada Pollard, 56, died at a Corsicana hospital Friday. The funeral will be held from the First Christian Church Saturday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are four sons, Hugh Pollard, George Pollard and Roland Pollard, all of Corsicana, and Homer Pollard, Los Angeles, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Farley McCarver, Corsicana; Mrs. Walter Hanks, Seminole, OK., and Mrs. J. J. Riley, Dallas; one brother, Arthur Cooper, Waco.

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Mrs. Ada Pollard, 56, Of Corsicana, Dies Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Pollard, 56, who died Friday, were held from the First Christian Church Saturday, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted at the church by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor, and the Violet Grove Woodman Circle had charge at the grave.
Mrs. Pollard was a native of Texas and had resided in Corsicana for thirty years.
Surviving are four sons, Hugh Pollard, George Pollard and Roland Pollard, all of Corsicana, and Homer Pollard, Los Angeles, Cal.; three daughters, Mrs. Farley McCarver, Corsicana; Mrs. Walter Hanks, Seminole, OK, and Mrs. J. J. Riley, Dallas, and one brother, Arthur Cooper, Waco, and other relatives.

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MRS. ADA POLLARD DIED IN HOSPITAL FRIDAY MORNING

LONG TIME RESIDENT OF CORSICANA TO BE BURIED SATURDAY MORNING

Mrs. Ada Pollard, 209 South Fifteenth street, 56, native Texan, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday morning at 6:15 o’clock following a short illness and the funeral will be held from the First Christian church Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. She had been ill only a short time. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Mrs. Pollard was born and reared in Ft. Worth but had resided in Corsicana 30 years.

Surviving are four sons, Hugh Pollard, George Pollard and Roland Pollard, all of Corsicana; and Homer Pollard, Los Angeles, Calif.; three daughters, Mrs. Farley McCarver, Corsicana; Mrs. Walter Hanks, Seminole, Okla.; and Mrs. J. J. Riley, Dallas; one brother, Arthur Cooper, Waco, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

The Violet Grove Woodmen Circle lodge will have charge of the services at the grave.

Pallbearers will be Earl Reese, J. R. Webb, N. F. Garrett, J. H. Bryant, W. T. McElwee and J. D. Benson.

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Orlander J. Poole
abt 1849 - Mar 1927

O. J. Poole, Veteran Odd Fellow, Dies
Orlander J. Poole, 78, died at the I. O. O. F. Old Folks' Home here Friday and the body will be forwarded to Gatesville Saturday for burial.
He was a ward of the Gatesville Lodge and is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Fitzgerald of Corsicana.

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Mayme Fern (Warren) Pollard
Oct 15, 1917 - Aug 8, 1954

Mrs. Roland Pollard
Rites for Mrs. Roland E. Pollard, 36, of Abilene, who died here at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Warren, were held at the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband; a son, Roland Pollard Jr., both of Abilene; her parents, and three sisters, Mrs. T. V. Lynch and Mrs. David Daniel, both of Arlington, and Mrs. Paul A. Dresser of Washington, D. C.
 

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R. H. Pope
abt 1849 - Apr 1934

R. H. Pope, 85, long-time resident of the Chatfield community, Civil War veteran, died at the Confederate Home in Austin Wednesday night and the funeral will be held at the Chatfield church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka, and the Rev. R. H. Haiger of Chatfield.
Mr. Pope came to Texas in 1867, later returning to Arkansas and then moving back to Texas, settling in Navarro County in 1898. He had been at the Confederate Home for six years. Surviving are a son, Oscar Pope, Brownfield; three daughters, Mrs. H. I. Frost, Corsicana, Mrs. M. H. Holloway, Goodland, and Mrs. D. Jackson, Corsicana; fifteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Harris Barnes Pope
Jan 5, 1860 - Aug 1, 1932

Harris B. Pope Dies
Harris B. Pope, 72, died at his home Monday. Mr. Pope was a candidate in the first Democratic primary for Justice of the Peace, Precinct No. 1, Place 2, and was opposing Sam B. Jordan, incumbent, in the run-off primary. Surviving are his wife and six children.

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CANDIDATE DIED SUDDENLY MONDAY MORNING AT HOME HARRIS B. POPE DIES OF HEART ATTACK; BURIAL TUESDAY A. M. FROST
Harris B. Pope, aged 72 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county.
candidate for justice of the peace, precinct 1, place 2, in the approaching second primary election, died suddenly at his home, 912 North Beaton street, Monday morning at 6 o'clock with a heart attack. Funeral services will be held from the family residence Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, with burial in the Frost cemetery.
The services will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.
Mr. Pope was well-known in Navarro county. He formerly was connected with the circulation department
of the Corsicana Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Morning Light.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Hughes, Mrs. Ed Jordan and Mrs. George Dixon; three sons, Clorris, H. L. and B. L. Pope; and other relatives.
The funeral arrangements are being made by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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PIONEER RESIDENT IS BURIED TUESDAY SUDDENLY

Funeral services for Harris B. Pope, 72, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died suddenly Monday morning with a heart attack, were held Tuesday morning from the family residence, 912 North Beaton street. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Baptist church. Interment was made in the Frost cemetery.

Mr. Pope was a candidate in the run-off Democratic election scheduled for Aug. 27, for justice of the peace Precinct No. 1, Place 2.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. A. Hughes, Mrs. Ed Jordan, and Mrs. George Dixon; three sons, Clorris, H. L. and B. L. Pope and other relatives.

Mr. pope was connected with the circulation department of the Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Light for a number of years.

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

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Mrs. W. L. Pope
Margaret "Josie" (Bassett) Pope
? -  Nov 1921

Mrs. W. L. Pope died at her home south of Corsicana last night and the funeral will take place Sunday with burial in the Rice cemetery. She is survived by her husband and several children.

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Jefferson Thomas "Jesse" Pope
Mar 24, 1893 - May 8, 1936

Jefferson T. Pope, 43, died at a hospital Friday afternoon. Funeral services were held Saturday. Surviving are his wife; one son, Truman Pope of Roane; five daughters, Frankie Mae Pope, Margaret Sue Pope and Etta Fay Pope of Roane, and Bernice Pope and Jessie Lee Pope of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. F. M. Denny of Roane; his father, Will Pope of Selsby, and one brother.

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Edward Monroe "Ed" Polk Sr.
Feb 11, 1878 - Mar 18, 1948

Edward Polk Sr. Dies at Corsicana
Edward M. Polk Sr., about 70, prominent businessman and civic leader, died at his home here Thursday.
Funeral rites will probably be held here Saturday.
He had been proprietor of an insurance company for half a century. He was a member of Masonic and IOOF Lodges and Lions Club.
Polk was a director and patron of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Association and Grand Opera Association of Dallas. He formerly was president of the YMCA. Shortly after the turn of the century, he was secretary of the Corsicana baseball club in the old Texas League.
Polk had long been prominent in the Episcopal Church.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Edward M. Polk Jr.; two grandchildren, Miss Ann Polk, student in aWrd-Belmont College, and Ned Polk; a brother, Dr. L. C. Polk; two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Murchison and Mrs. Henry Miller, all of Corsicana.

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EDWARD M. POLK SR., PROMINENT HERE FOR HALF CENTURY, DIES

BUSINESS, CIVIC AND RELIGIOUS LEADER SUCCUMBS AT HOME

Edward M. Polk, Sr., 70, business, church and civic leader in this community for a half century, died suddenly at his home, 700 West Seventh avenue, early Thursday night a short time after going home from his office.

Funeral services are planned from St. John’s Episcopal church of which he was a vestryman most of his life. Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of the church.

Native of County.
Born at Dresden, Navarro county, he came to Corsicana as a five year old child and made his home here the remainder of his live.

Entering the insurance business, he founded the concern that bears his name, in 1897, before reaching his majority, and became one of the best known figures in that field.

In addition to his business and church activities, Polk was president of the YMCA and was one of the members credited with conducting the successful financial campaign for the building of the present YMCA building. He was prominent in the Lions Club and Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Masonic and IOOF lodges. For years he was a leader in the Sons of the American Revolution organization of Texas.

Grand Opera Director.
A patron and director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Association and the Grand Opera Association of Dallas. Polk was one of the leading personages responsible for the bringing of the Metropolitan Opera and other famous organizations to Dallas and the Southwest.

Polk had been one of the directors of the Garitty Charity Association for a number of years.

Baseball Official.
Interested in sports Polk was secretary of the Corsicana baseball club of the Texas League shortly after the turn of the century. He was a close friend and associate of the late J. Doak Roberts of Corsicana and Dallas, who was the president of the Texas League for about a quarter of a century prior to his death several years ago. The 1902 Corsicana Oilers won the Texas League championship while Polk was secretary.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Edward M. Polk, Jr.; two grandchildren, Miss Ann Polk, student at Ward-Belmont, and Ned Polk; a brother Dr. L. C. Polk; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Murchison and Mrs. Henry Miller, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Vestrymen Pallbearers.
Pallbearers will be members of the vestry of St. John’s Episcopal church as follows: E. Y. Cunningham, Allyn Lang, R. R. Cocke, A. P. Mays, Vivian Mowlam, John F. Adams, J. E. Butler, H. D. Johnson, Edgar Rittersbacher and William Bacon.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ED. M. POLK HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Edward M. Polk, Sr., 70, native of Navarro county and civic, religious and business leader for a half century who died suddenly Thursday night at his home, 700 West Seventh avenue, were held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of the church.

Born at Dresden, he came to Corsicana at the age of five years. He founded the insurance company that bears his name in 1897 before reaching his majority and became one of the leading insurance men of the state.

Longtime Vestryman.
Polk was vestryman for almost a half century and occupied all offices of his church held by laymen. He was a member of the Masons and Odd Fellows, was an active Lion, director of the Garitty Charity Association and held membership in the Sons of the American Revolution. The public library, of which he was a member of the board was closed during the funeral hour.

Prominent in the YMCA for many years, he headed the building program when the present structure was erected. A Telegram received Friday from A. Hastings Harrison, Dallas, Southwestern director for the Conference of Christian and Jews, pointed out that Polk was chairman of the committee inviting him into YMCA service many years ago.

Opera Director.
Director and patron of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Association and the Grand Opera Association of Dallas, Polk is credited as being one of those responsible for the bringing of the Metropolitan Opera to Dallas and the Southwest. He was secretary of the old Corsicana baseball club in the Texas league shortly after the turn of the century.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Edward M. Polk, Jr.; two grandchildren, Miss Ann Polk, student in Ward, Belmont, and Ned Polk; a brother, Dr. L. C. Polk; two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Murchison and Mrs. Henry Miller, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. Y. Cunningham, Allyn Lang, R. R. Cocke, A. P. Mays, Vivian Mowlam, John F. Adams, J. E. Butler, H. D. Johnson, Edgar Rittersbacher and William Bacon, all vestrymen of St. John’s church.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Martha "Mattie" (Moseley) Polk
Aug 24, 1845 - Aug 11, 1920

Pioneer Navarro County Woman Dies At Corsicana Mrs. W. A. Polk, 74 years old, widow of the late Captain W. A. Polk, died at her home on South Seventeenth street at 10 o'clock last night after an illness of several months. She came to Navarro County from Mississippi with her husband soon after their marriage in 1866 and settled near Dresden. In 1883 she moved to Corsicana, and had lived here constantly since then. She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

She is survived by six children as follows: Emmet Polk of Chicago; W. A. Polk of Fort Worth, Ed M. Polk, Dr. L. C. Polk, Mrs. A. H. Miller and Mrs. J. S. Murchison, all of Corsicana. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock from the family home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. C. H. Booth, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the services.

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PROMINENT LADY PASSES AWAY

Had Been Resident of Navarro County for Fifty-Four Years.

Mrs. Polk, widow of the late Capt. W. A. Polk, aged 74 years, died at her home on South Fifteenth street at 10 o’clock last night after an illness of several months. The deceased came to Navarro County from Mississippi with her husband soon after their marriage in 1866 and settled near Dresden, and in 1883 moved to Corsicana, and had lived here constantly since then. The deceased was a member of St. John’s Episcopal church and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by six children, Emmett Polk of Chicago; W. A. Polk of Fort Worth; Ed M. Polk and Dr. L. C. Polk and Mrs. A. H. Miller and Mrs. J. S. Murchison of Corsicana.

The funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence. Rev. C. H. Booth will conduct the services. Following are the pall bearers:

Active—B. C. Fortson, Dr. H. B. Jester, C. L. Jester, L. A. Pinkston, Nate Goodman, W. H. Hasting, Percy Townsend, Arthur Elliott, Sid Story, Dr. R. N. Holloway.

Honorary—J. S. Callicutt, B. F. Hartzell, Jno. H. Rice, S. A. Pace, Dr. T. A. Miller, J. F. Stout, R. L. Hamilton, E. W. Johnson, W. D. Johnson.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Remains of Highly Esteemed Woman Laid to Rest in Oakwood

The funeral of the late Mrs. W. A. Polk, who died at the family home on South Fifteenth street Wednesday night, took place from there this afternoon at 4 o’clock and a large concourse of sorrowing friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Oakwood. At the conclusion of the impressive services the grave was covered with beautiful floral offerings sent in by friends who loved the deceased in life and who will not soon forget her many lovable and noble traits of character, and her pure and unselfish life. To those who were near and dear to her by the ties of blood the entire community will extend their heartfelt sympathy.

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William Authur Polk
Dec 17, 1875 - Apr 12, 1932

W. A. Polk, Once Dallas Grocer, Dies Suddenly W. A. Polk, 56, retired wholesale grocer, died suddenly at his home Tuesday night.
Mr. Polk came to Fort Worth fourteen years ago to open a branch of the Adkins-Polk Wholesale Grocery business which he operated in Dallas.
He retired from active business ? years ago when he sold the W. A. Polk Grocery Company, out-? of Adkins-Polk. Survivors are his wife, a son, Sam W. Polk, ?; a daughter, Miss Katherine Polk, Norman, OK.; three brothers, Ed M. and L. C. Polk of Corsicana, and T. E. Polk of Chicago, and two sisters, Mrs. H. Y. Miller and Mrs. J. S. Murchison, both of Corsicana.

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NATIVE CORSICANAN DIES TUESDAY NIGHT IN FT. WORTH HOME

ARTHUR POLK, PROMINENT WHOLESALER BE BURIED HERE ON THURSDAY

Arthur Polk, wholesale grocer of Fort Worth , native of Corsicana, but resident of Fort Worth for many years, died at his home Tuesday night at 8:45 o’clock, with a heart attack, and funeral services will be held at St. John’s Episcopal church in Fort Worth Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock. The funeral cortege will leave Fort Worth immediately after the services for Corsicana and is scheduled to arrive at Oakwood cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment will be made. The Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, a son, S. W. Polk, Mercedes; a daughter, Miss Catherine Polk, a student in the University of Oklahoma; three brothers, Emmett Polk, Chicago; Ed M. Polk, Sr., Corsicana, and Dr. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Miller and Mrs. J. S. Murchison, both of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Homer E. Jester, R. L. Hamilton, A. G. Elliott, Clyde Stroud, Marris Ransom, C. L. Jester, A. B. Douglass and W. T. McElwee.

Arthur Polk was born in Corsicana and grew to manhood here, entering the employ of the S. A. Pace Grocery company, later engaging in the wholesale grocery business here with Ben Fortson under the name of Fortson & Polk. Later he went to Dallas where he was also engaged in the wholesale grocery business and still later engaging in the same line of business in Fort Worth. He was popular among all who knew him here and has been a leader in business circles in his adopted cities.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Apr 13, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pearl (Johnson) Polk married Nov. 16, 1904; s/o William Alexander Polk & Martha “Mattie” (Moseley) Polk

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BURIAL OF FORMER CORSICANANA HELD OAKWOOD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Arthur Polk, native of Corsicana, but prominent wholesale grocer of Fort Worth for many years, who died at his Fort Worth home Tuesday night at 8:45 o’clock with a heart attack, were held from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fort Worth Thursday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock and the cortege proceeded to Corsicana immediately after the services where interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave here. Mr. Polk was reared in Corsicana and was connected with the S. A. Pace and Fortson and Polk wholesale grocery concerns. Later he moved to Dallas and engaged in similar business for several years prior to going to Fort Worth.

Surviving are his wife, a son, S. W. Polk, Mercedes; a daughter, Miss Catherine Polk, student in Oklahoma University; three brothers, Emmett Polk, Chicago; Ed M. Polk, Sr., Corsicana; and Dr. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Miller and Mrs. J. S. Murchison, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dr. Homer B. Jester, R. L. Hamilton, A. G. Elliott, C. S. Stroud, Harris Ransom, C. L. Jester, A. B. Douglass and W. T. McElwee.

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

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William Alexander Polk
Feb 14, 1844 - Jun 22, 1908


Judge W. A. Polk Dies
Judge W. A. Polk of Corsicana, Tex., died of heart trouble at the Thatch Hotel, where he was a guest. He was widely known throughout Texas. The body was shipped home tonight.

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Charles William Turner
Jnn 8, 1895 - Jul 20, 1974

Charles William Turner

Funeral services were held at 4:30 PM Sunday at the United Methodist Church for Charles William Turner, 79, who died Saturday morning at his home following a lengthy illness.
Rev. John Clifford officiated with burial at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Bradley Funeral Home.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Omie Turner of Blooming Grove; five daughters, Mrs. Wynelle Niswanger & Mrs. Linda Newell of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Dorothy Harmer of North Edwards, Calif, Mrs. Johnnie Bell of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Wanda McCleary of Hillsboro; a brother, Ralph Turner of Garrett, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Yates of Frost; nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, & a number of nieces & nephews.
Pallbearers were Noel Furra, Truman Raley, Lee Low, Sam Morton, Hershel Minatra, & Earn Williams.

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Lula Edith King
abt 1918 - Jun 1928

Blooming Grove Girl Buried

Corsicana, Texas, June 13

Funeral services for Edith King, 10, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. King of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday night and services were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Blooming Grove Cemetery. Services were conducted by the Rev. G. F. Kornegay, pastor of the Methodist Church.
The child is survived by her parents and two brothers and two sisters.

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  • Dallas Morning News - June 14, 1928

  • She is listed in Rose Hill Cem. as Lula Edith King and her parents are John Albert King and Allie (Johnson) King

  • Submitted by Karen Rost

  • Cemetery Marker Photo


Martha Ann (Agnew) Fields
Sep 23, 1851 - Jul 30, 1947

Mrs. Martha Fields Buried at Dresden

Corsicana, Texas, July 31

Mrs. Martha A. Fields, 97, pioneer Navarro County resident, died in Houston. Burial service was held at Dresden, Navarro County. Mrs. Fields came to Navarro County from Alabama and resided here until two years ago, when she moved to Houston. She lived in the Raleigh community most of her life.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ada Merrell and Mrs. H.B. Hollingsworth, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. M.B. Hubbard, Houston; thirty-three grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR MRS. MARTHA FIELDS

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha A. Fields, aged 97 years, who died in Houston Wednesday morning following a three years’ illness, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. DeHart, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Fields came to Navarro county early in life and resided in the Raleigh community for many years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ada Merrell and Mrs. H. B. Hollingsworth, both of Corsicana and Mrs. B. M. Hubbard, Houston; 33 grandchildren, a large number of great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. D. Toten, Elmo Hollingsworth, D. F. Fields, Anen Fields, Curtis Merrell, Frank Merrell, Carrell Merrell, and Rex French, all grandsons.

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Floyd Bartley "Bart" Robertson
Oct 4, 1955 - Jun 9, 2007

Bart Robertson

Bart Robertson, 51, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, June 9, 2007 in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert High officiating. Interment will follow at Pattison Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jason Robertson, Buckey Robertson, Brandon Robertson, Rocky Haden Robertson, Billy Joe Robertson, Anthony Alvarado, Fred Boyce and W.B. Bowling.

Honorary pallbearers will be Anthony Alvarado Jr. and Bobby Robertson.

Mr. Robertson was born Oct. 4, 1955 in Houston.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Robertson; brother, James Robertson Jr.; and grandson Brandon Heith Robertson Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Lida Robertson of Corsicana; sons Jason Robertson and Buckey Robertson, both of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Brandon and Rachel Robertson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Anthony and Kristen Alvarado of Corsicana; granddaughters Summer Robertson and Hannah Robertson, both of Corsicana; grandson Anthony Alvarado Jr. of Corsicana; mother Wanda Haden Robertson of Houston; sisters Barbara Kay Robertson Wilbourn of Houston, and Belinda Kim Contreras and husband John of Rice Crossing; brothers Billy Joe Robertson and wife Cathy of Tarkington, and Rocky Haden Robertson and wife Debra of Houston; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Bart Robertson
October 4, 1955 - June 9, 2007

Mr. Bart Robertson, 51, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2007 in Corsicana. He was born on October 4, 1955 in Houston, Texas to James & Wanda Haden Robertson.
He was a Truck Driver, and was a veteran having proudly served in the U.S. Army.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert High officiating. Interment will follow in the Pattison Cemetery. Pallbearers will Jason Robertson, Buckey Robertson, Brandon Robertson, Anthony Alvarado, Billy Joe Robertson, Rocky Haden Robertson, Fred Boyce, and W.B. Bowling. Honorary Pallbearers will be Anthony Alvarado, Jr. and Bobby Robertson.

Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his Father, James Robertson, Brother, James Robertson, Jr., and a Grandson, Brandon Heith Robertson, Jr.

He is survived by his Wife, Lida Robertson, Sons & Daughter-in-Law, Jason Robertson, Buckey Robertson, and Brandon & Rachel Robertson, Daughter & Son-in-Law, Kristen & Anthony Alvarado, Granddaughters, Summer & Hannah Robertson, Grandson, Anthony Alvarado, Jr. all of Corsicana, TX., Mother, Wanda Haden Robertson of Houston, TX., Sisters & Brother-in-Law, Barbara Kay Robertson Wilbourn of Houston, TX., and Belinda Kim & John Contreas of Rices Crossing, TX., Brothers & Sisters-in-Law, Billy Joe & Cathy Robertson of Tarkington, TX. and Rocky Haden & Debra Robertson of Houston, TX., numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.


James Samuel Stanley
Jul 28, 1929 - Jun 13, 1999

James Samuel Stanley

James Samuel Stanley, 69, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 13, 1999, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Community Chapel Church, with the Rev.
Lonnie Keele, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eugene DeChaume, Hubert DeChaume, Jim Howell Jr., Billy Ray Lee, George Lee and Robert Lee.

Mr. Stanley was born July 28, 1929 in Weldon.

Mr. Stanley was preceded in death by his parents, J.H. and Minnie Bell Stanley; and brothers, Jack Stanley, James Andrew Stanley and Kirby Stanley.

Mr. Stanley is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Alvin Stanley of Dallas, David and Tamela Stanley of Mabank and James Stanley of Terrell; daughter and son-in-law, Polly Ann and Frank Weaver; sisters, Lillie Easley, Verna Mae Wiggins and Mary Ann Williams, all of Corsicana; granddaughters, Britney Stanley of Dallas, Lena Stanley of Mabank, Angel Weaver, Destaney Weaver and Samantha Weaver, all of Corsicana; and grandson, David Stanley of Mabank.

The family requests that donations be made to his daughter Polly Stanley Weaver, 1511 W. Collin St., Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charlie J. Rhodes
Jan 11, 1925 - Jul 20, 1999

Charlie J. Rhodes

Charlie J. Rhodes, 74, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 20, 1999, at Vencor Hospital in Dallas.

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

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating.

Pallbearers will be David Long, Garry Rhodes, Jason Ray and Rick Hinson.

Mr. Rhodes was born Jan. 11, 1925 at Cryer Creek. He served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific during World War II as an Army scout. He was wounded on Luzon and received two Purple Hearts with an Oak Leaf Cluster. He was an original student at Navarro Junior College making him a member of the "Barracks Bunch." He went on to receive his business degree at Texas Tech University at Lubbock. He was in the retail flooring business in North Dallas for 34 years, retiring in 1989. He and his wife moved back home to Corsicana in 1995.

Mr. Rhodes was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Edith Rhodes; and two sisters, Dorothy Nell Rhodes and Dora Lee "Dodie" Stough.

Mr. Rhodes is survived by his wife of 52 years, Maurine Scoggins Rhodes; daughter, Jerry Lynne Daniel and husband Bill of Kemp; foster daughter, Belinda Glaser and husband Dan of Bonham; foster granddaughters, Crystal and Savanna Glaser of Bonham; step granddaughter, Chelesa Weller and husband Wes of Colorado Springs, Colo.; sister, Earlene Reed and husband Pete of Lubbock; brothers, Truman Rhodes and wife Martha of Midland and Johnny Rhodes and wife Jo Ann of Corsicana; special fishing friend, David Long of Dallas; and special "little buddy" Colton Ray of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alice Lee Myers
Feb 23, 1914 - Jun 24, 1999

Alice Lee Myers

Alice Lee Myers, 85, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 24, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Nanett Wyatt officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Nephews and great-nephews will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Myers was born Feb. 23, 1914 in Dawson.

Mrs. Myers is survived by her sisters, Cathleene Yerby of Corsicana, Beatrice Alexander of Lewisville, Naomi Hrabal of Lott, Adelle Burns of Arlington, Johnnie Mae Kruger of Arlington and Mickie Trujillo of Arlington; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lucille (Kent) Parker-Leeds
Feb 11, 1902 - Jul 7, 1999

Lucille Kent Leeds

Lucille Kent Leeds, 97, of San Antonio passed away Wednesday, July 7, 1999, in San Antonio.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. today at Oakwood Cemetery, with Dr.
Jimmy Finley officiating.

Mrs. Leeds was born Feb. 11, 1902 in Roane. She retired after 31 years at Grapeland State Bank. She was a 50 year member of Eastern Star and was a member of First Methodist Church of Grapeland.

Mrs. Leeds was preceded in death by her husband, Roy James Leeds; father, Mattaw Kent; mother, Molley Wilson Kent; and brother, George Wilson Kent.

Mrs. Leeds is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Carl Hagle of San Antonio; son, James Kent Parker of Dallas; brothers, Alexander Kent and Charles Kent, both of Powell, and Barney Kent of Corsicana; sister, Hallie Reagan of Texas City; grandchildren, Donald Hagle and wife Lynette of Castorville, Holly Diane Hagle of Fort Royal, Va., Michael Kent Hagle of Wichita, Kan., Roy David Hagle of Ruidoso, N.M. and Terri Petricich and husband George of Castle Rocks, Colo.; and great-grandchildren, Geoffrey Hagle, Kasey Hagle and Kerri Hagle, all of Wichita, Kan., and Lauren Petricich and Robert Petricich, both of Castle Rocks, Colo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Methodist Church Building Fund, Grapeland, Texas 75844.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alma Corinne McClure
Oct 13, 1900 - Sep 12, 1999

Alma Corinne McClure

Alma Corinne McClure, 98, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 12, 1999.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with the Rev. Dennis Smart officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Abe Stroud, Harry Earl Hudson, Mike Dowd, Dale Wallace and Robert Douglass. Honorary pallbearers will be Leo Gourley, Harry Clowe and Martin Engquist.

Miss McClure was born Oct. 13, 1900 in Corsicana, next to the oldest of eight children born to Mabra and Jennie McClure. She was the last surviving McClure, having been preceded by sister Hallie Elizabeth McClure Gourley. Her 45-year career in Corsicana began in 1921 as a math teacher at Corsicana High School. She received a master's degree in library science from North Texas State Teachers College.

In addition to being a much sought after teacher, Miss McClure was also an accomplished violinist. She came from a musical family. Her father played double bass and older sister Lena Mae was a church organist and mucis director for Corsicana Public Schools. She was a lifelong member of First Christian Church. Her parents were charter members.

Miss McClure us survived by her brother-in-law, Leo Gourley of Athens; sister-in-law, Lorraine "Lonnie" McClure of McMinnville, Ore.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Juliette Fowler Home in Dallas

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Louise (Wood) Eaves-Garrett-McCulloch
Dec 26, 1925 - Aug 6, 1999

Mary Louise Garrettt McCulloch

Mary Louise Garrett McCulloch, cherished and beloved mother and grandmother entered into the presence of her Lord on Aug. 6, 1999 from Waco.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Baptist Church in Corsicana, with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Nils Rutherford, Weldon Miller, Jimmy Fields, Lee Hodge, Curtis Garrett and David Garrett.

Mrs. McCulloch was born Dec. 26, 1925 in Dawson. She blessed her Lord, family and friends for 73 years with her faithful love, prayers and service. She was an anchor and will be missed desperately. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her greatest joy. Her ministry was prayer and God was her high tower of strength and faith.
She was employed for many years with Marchand Cap Co. and Haggar Slacks. She was a member of Trinity Baptist Church since its beginning and was a former member of Eastern Star.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Harrison and Lunie Wood; brother, J.C. Wood; husband, Darwood Garrett; and former husband, Raymond Eaves.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Jesse Bibb of Waco; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Pat and Scott Wadsworth of Sanger; stepson and daughter-in-law, Cliff and Donna Garrett of Sanger; stepdaughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Elton Hightower of Grapevine; grandchildren, Steve Bibb and wife Sally of Corsicana, Scott Bibb and wife Robin of Waco, Carley Stiglets and husband Jamie of Plano, Lindsey and Britton Wadsworth of Sanger, Tori and Clifton Garrett of Sanger and Todd Hightower of Dallas; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Matthew Bibb of Corsicana; and several cousins.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Baptist Church, 1200 N. 13th St., Corsicana or Hillcrest Community Hospice of Waco.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Opal Floy (Pinson) Boyd
Oct 9, 1920 - Oct 19, 1999

Opal Floy Boyd

Opal Floy Boyd, 79, of Montgomery passed away Tuesday, Oct. 19, 1999, at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center in Webster.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Dobbs, Richard Dobbs, Kenneth Kraus, Jason Ingalls, Jacob Ingalls and Rick Ingalls. Honorary pallbearer will be James Roundtree.

Mrs. Boyd was born Oct. 9, 1920 in Barry.

She is survived by her daughters, Wanda Jean Haught of Friendswood and Mary Boyd Gonzales of Montgomery; brothers, Bill Pinson of Corsicana and Oscar Pinson of Italy; six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Mary Palos Dimas
Jan 5, 1902 - May 24, 1999

Mary Palos Dimas

Mary Palos Dimas, 97, of Corsicana passed away Monday, May 24, 1999 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
George Solis officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Dimas was born in Devine on January 5, 1902. She was a member of Iglesia Bautista Calvario Church in Corsicana and Sociedad Femenil Ladies Organization of Waco.

Mrs. Dimas is survived by a son, Lonnie Dimas Jr. of Corsicana; daughters, Octavia Dimas Santos of Ennis and Ramona Dimas Teeden of Tampa, Fla.; sister, Jesusa Palos Gonzales of Plano; brother, John Palos of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Dimas was preceded in death by her husband, Longino Dimas; sons, Jesse Dimas, Jose Luis Dimas and Juan Dimas; and daughters, Maria Cliofas Dimas and Maria Luisa Dimas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Lue (Ayers) Daniel
Nov 11, 1915 - Jul 1, 1999

Mary Lue Daniel

Mary Lue Daniel, 83, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 1, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Corley, with the Rev. Fred Stevenson and the Rev. Mike Sellers officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Danny Wigley, Gary Wigley, Jeff Gilliam, Scott Wigley, Jerry Caton, Buddy Caton and Larry Daniel will serve as pallbearers. Blake Wigley, Joshua Stout, the men of Missionary Baptist Church and the men of Corsicana Eastern Star #118 will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mrs. Daniel was born Nov. 11, 1915 in Bazette. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and 50-year member of Eastern Star #118.

Mrs. Daniel was preceded in death by her husband, W.M. Daniel.

Mrs. Daniel is survived by her brother, W.L. Ayers of Austin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Buddy Wigley, and Shirley and James Gilliam, all of Corsicana; four grandsons and their wives, Daniel and Caroline Wigley, and Gary and Anna Wigley, all of Corsicana, Jeff and Amy Sue Gilliam of Lewisville, and Scott and Bridget Wigley of Arlington; two granddaughters and their husbands, Nickie and Michael Stout of Corsicana, and Stacey and Mike Hoote of Arlington; seven great-grandchildren, Blake Wigley, Amanda Wigley, Britney Wigley, Courtney Wigley, Joshua Stout, Syndney Stout and Amilyn Gilliam; and a niece, Sondra Hogan of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Leroy Hamilton
Aug 24, 1911 - Jun 24, 1999

Robert Leroy Hamilton

Robert Leroy Hamilton, 87, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 24, 1999, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Robert Young officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John Keit Beck, Kit Herrington, Gentry Holmes, Caleb Jackson, Allyn Lang, Bill Maupin, James Robinson and Abe Stroud.
Honorary pallbearers will be John Beck, Bill Bradford, Joe Daniel, Embry Ferguson, Herbert Johnson, Dr. Robert A. Lang, Dr. Robert Mertz, Charles Pearce, Norman Shaw and Bruce Sullivan.

Mr Hamilton was born Aug. 24, 1911 in Corsicana, the son of Buena Allyn and Robert Leroy Hamilton and was the grandson of Capt. Charles Henry Allyn, one of Corsicana's founding fathers.

Mr. Hamilton was a graduate of Southern Methodist University and a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity. After graduation he was employed by Mobil Oil Company in Dallas. He served four years in the finance department of the Air Force. After the war, he returned to Corsicana where he and his wife Lelia established Hailton House Interiors which they owned and operated for 36 years.

Mr. Hamilton was a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and traveled frequently to Europe to buy antiques and accessories for Hamilton House. He served on the Corsicana Library Board, City Beautiful Committee, House of Refuge and Family Services boards. He was an elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lelia Owen Hamilton of Corsicana; daughters and sons-in-law, Dale and Henry Lamb Richter and Betsy and John Gregory Gallagher; and grandsons, Robert Gregory Gallagher, John Owen Gallagher and Henry Hamilton Richter.

Those wishing to make memorials may make them to Family Services, House of Refuge or the Food Pantry.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Helen Virgie Hammontree
Sep 26, 1930 - Jun 30, 1999

Helen Virgie Hammontree

Helen Virgie Hammontree, 68, of Balch Springs passed away Wednesday, June 30, 1999, in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev.
Eugene Graham officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Hammontree was born Sept. 26, 1930 in Henderson County.

Mrs. Hammontree was preceded in death by her husband, John C. Hammontree.

Mrs. Hammontree is survived by her daughters, Frances Hammontree of Balch Springs and May Irene Hammontree of Dallas; son, Percy Hammontree of Balch Springs; granddaughters, Christina N. Riley and Misty K. Riley, both of Dallas; and grandson, David Riley of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Herman J. "Blondie" Herring
Jun 4, 1908 - Jul 15, 1999

Herman J. "Blondie" Herring

Herman J. "Blondie" Herring, 91, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 15, 1999, in Corsicana.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at First United Methodist Church, with Dr. Jimmy Finley officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Elbert Prince, Robert Gladney, Troy Allison, Jack Meredith, Gerald York, J.W. Allen and Bob Wetsel. Honorary pallbearers will be Ross Maxfield, Joe Bob Tekell, Grover Pearson, Irvin Samuels, Dr. Bernie Rosen and Eddie Edmonson.

Mr. Herring was born June 4, 1908 in Hill County. He was a graduate of Hillsboro High School and attended Navarro College. He also served four years in the Army during World War II, serving under Gen. Patton in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany. During this time he received four Bronze Stars. He was employed for 33 years by Magnolia Pipe Line Co. and Mobil Oil. Co. in Leon and Navarro counties as a telegraph and short wave radio operator. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

Mr. Herring was preceded in death by his parents, Luther A. Herring and Sallie Wallace Herring; and sisters, Carmen Cunningham and Rexa Smith Frietz.

Mr. Herring is survived by his wife, Gladys P. Herring of Corsicana; daughter and her husband, Charla and David L. Till of Athens; granddaugfhter and her husband, Jennifer and Reggie Rudder of Denton; great-granddaughter, Brooke Elizabeth Rudder of Denton; nieces and nephews, Pattie Pooley, Doris Erlanson, Jo Ann Poteet and James Smith, all of Waco, Harley Cunningham of Arlington and Vernon Cunningham of Arizona; and brother-in-law and wife, Johnny and Bea Brittain.

Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Emma Saul Chapman-Alexander
Apr 2, 1914 - Nov 27, 1999

Emma Saul Alexander

Emma Saul Alexander, 85, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 1999, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Church of the Living God CWFF, 908 S. Main St., with Elder Henry L. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

Mrs. Alexander was born April 2, 1914 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Alexander; and son, M.C. Chapman.

Mrs. Alexander is survived by her sister, Louise Hall of Corsicana; several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends, including Beatrice Lewis.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Matthew Jones Jr.
Jul 13, 1948 - Jul 1, 1999

Matthew Jones Jr.

Matthew Jones Jr., 50, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, July 1, 1999.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. today at Greater Renfro Memorial Church of God in Christ, with Pastor William Lewis Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be James E. Faulk, Mozell Langley, James Langley, Henry Hillery, James Mitchell and Derterick Jordan.

Mr. Jones was born July 13, 1948 in the Elm Flat Community. He was employed by Towne Square Furniture in Hillsboro.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his father, Matthew Jones Sr.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife, Christine Jones of Corsicana; son, Kendrick Jones of Ennis; stepchildren, Shemeka, Shanel and Leticia Hillery, all of Corsicana; mother, Dorothy Mae Jones of Kerens; five sisters and four brothers, Katherine Langley and Nancy Banks, both of Kerens, Barbara Langley of Dallas, William Jones of Bardwell, Roy Jones, Mae Webb and Freddie Jones, all of Hillsboro, Jimmy Jones of Dallas and Ovetta Brewer of Irving; aunts and uncles, Annie B. Tolliver of Kerens, Robert Jones, Sarah and Wilson Clemmons of Dallas and Gilbert Jones of Mineral Wells; four sisters-in-law, two brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Linda (Oten) Young
Apr 14, 1952 - Jun 1, 1999

Linda Oten Young

Linda Oten Young, 47, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 1, 1999 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

A wake service will be 7 to 8 p.m. today at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

A funeral service will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, with the Rev. D. Watson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Mrs. Young was born April 14, 1952 in Corsicana.

Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Maggie Oten and Georgia Brewer; and sister, Carolyn Brewer; and sister, Carolyn McGriff.

Mrs. Young is survived by three daughters, Schulandria Jackson and Stormy Gilder and husband Ronald, all of Corsicana, and Leigha Young of Killeen; five grandchildren, Kelli Oten, Christopher Oten, Jessica Oten, Nadjahla Brown and Janiyia Brown; father, Otis Oten of Grand Prairie; mother, Mary McHenry and stepfather, Waymond McHenry of Corsicana; two sisters, Marsha K. Bruton and Lisa McHenry of Corsicana; brother, Keith D. Oten Sr. of Corsicana; foster sister, Janice Billington of Dallas; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends including Diane Barbie, Rosilyn Eldridge, Cecelia Strickland and Rickey Brown.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Joseph Greer Knapp
Aug 16, 1910 - Sep 21, 1985

Joseph Knapp

Joseph Greer Knapp, 75, a former resident of Blooming Grove, died Saturday at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove. Buster Jordan will officiate.

He is survived by his wife, Myradell Knapp of Blooming Grove; a son, Joseph Warren Knapp of Fort Worth; a daughter, Karen Knapp Rost of Blooming Grove; and three grandchildren.

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Cora Lee (Johnson) Sims
Jan 11, 1918 - Jun 13, 2007

Cora Lee Sims

Cora Lee Sims, 89, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Chatfield Cemetery.

Mrs. Sims was born Jan. 11, 1918 in Leon County. She was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, where she served as an Orator, Sunday School teacher, mission teacher, president of the choir and youth director in her earlier years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. H.J. Johnson; daughter, Lois Sims Ward; sister, Jennie Johnson Brown; brothers, Floyd Johnson and T. W. McClenton; and two grandchildren, Elisa Sims and Charles D. Sims.

Survivors include husband, Chester Sims Sr. of Corsicana; children, Chester Sims Jr., Elaine Sims Bluitt and husband Everett Joe, Sheila Sims, Marva Sims Overton, David Carroll Sims, Bobby K. Sims Sr. and wife Ella Mae; 18 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, including a niece in Baghdad, Iraq.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Gradon F. Willard
1921 - Jun 10, 2007

Gradon F. Willard

Gradon F. Willard, born 1921 in Waco, was called to be with his family in heaven on June 10, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Ellen Willard; children, Margaret Van Fossan, Mary Joan Willard, Cathy Snyder Montague, James Willard, Nan Willard Cappo and Beth Miller; 14 grandchildren; brother, Nevin Willard; and sister, Ellen Jeanne Adair.

Raised in Corsicana, he earned a degree in chemical engineering from The University of Texas. He served in the Navy during World War II and the Korean War as the commanding officer of the Naval Reserve in Cumberland, Md., and retired from the service as a lieutenant commander. He met his wife Ellen, who was serving as an Army nurse, during World War II at an officers’ dance. They married after the war and raised six children in the Catholic faith, both being active for 44 years in St. Teresa Parish in Pittsburgh, Pa. Gradon served in many positions including as the last president of the church council. He earned a master’s degree in chemical engineering while working full time, and by virtue of hard work, integrity and business acumen, rose from a position as assistant plant production manager to vice president of USS Chemicals. He and wife Ellen moved to Village on the Green in Longwood, Fla., in 2004 to be closer to their youngest grandchildren.

Gradon was known for his calm demeanor and logical approach to everything from family life to golf. A talented athlete, he played tennis, danced with his wife and all of his daughters and granddaughters at family gatherings, and won the Pennsylvania Senior Amateur Golf Championship during his retirement. He was a longtime member of Shannopin Country Club, where he shot his age at 76. He wanted his golfing buddies to know he never rolled his ball over unless it was allowed under the rules.

Gradon’s lifelong goal, to care for his family in a supportive and moral fashion, was well met. He gifted his wife, children and grandchildren with absolute confidence in his integrity, unfailing love, and support.

A funeral Mass was scheduled for 10 a.m. today at Annunciation Catholic Church, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Society, in care of Annunciation Church, 1020 Montgomery Road, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714.

Arrangements by Baldwin-Fairchild Funeral Home, Altamonte Springs, Fla.

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Elizabeth Ann (Peden) Sirignano 
Mar 17, 1940 - Jun 9, 2007

Elizabeth Ann Sirignano

Elizabeth Ann (Peden) Sirignano, 67, of Azle, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, passed on to eternal life with Jesus on Saturday, June 9, 2007, at a local hospital surrounded by her loving family.

A private service will be held at St. Michael Catholic Church in Bedford. Interment will be in Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

She will be deeply missed by her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Uvanee and Curtis Peden, and sister, Betty Jean Peden.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas Sirignano of Azle; her children, Kelly Davisson and husband, Joe, of Keller and Scott Sirignano and wife, Sandra, of Justin; and four grandchildren.

Arrangements by Forest Ridge Funeral Home, Hurst.

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Bootsie (Lester) Kirkland
Sep 10, 1913 - Jun 10, 2007

Bootsie Kirkland - 06/12/07

For 93 years, Bootsie Kirkland was identified by her unique name, originally a nickname, “Boots,” used by her father. Bootsie was born to John and Weldon Lester on Sept. 10, 1913, in Mount Calm, Texas. In 1930 she married the love of her life, William W. “Willie” Kirkland. They worked side by side at farming and ranching in McLennan County for 57 years.

Children born to this union were: Sandra Shelton of McKinney, Martha Weempe and husband Howard of Corsicana and Bill Kirkland and wife Kay of Temple. She is also survived by five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Preceding her in death were husband William W. Kirkland, grandson Clint Shelton, great-granddaughter Jamie Rummage and son-in-law Carrol Shelton.

Bootsie was a member of First Baptist Church of Mount Calm for 67 years until her move to Corsicana in 1991 where she joined Northside Baptist Church. Through the years her church activities included choir, Sunday School, VBS, WMU leadership, Care Center and any other position when needed. She set a Christian example for her family and all who knew her.

In rearing her family, Bootsie was constantly busy with school and community activities, always supporting her children in whatever endeavor from 4-H to sports to club activities, room mother and PTA president. She designed and made many lovely creations for her daughters. Her many talents were used for the benefit of her family, friends and her Lord.

On June 10, 2007, Bootsie went to be with the Lord. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard, Texas. Services are to be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Interment will immediately follow at T.K. Cemetery, County Line Road.

Memorials may be made to Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana or First Baptist Church in Mount Calm.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard

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Jennie Lou Hamm
Jun 24, 1932 - Jun 11, 2007

Jennie Lou Hamm, 74, of Union High passed away Monday, June 11, 2007, at her residence.

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

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Smith Cemetery in Rockett.

She was born June 24, 1932, in Dallas. She was a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Hamm of Union High; daughter, Connie Lou Green of Glenn Heights; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Tim Mahoney of Hillsboro; and sisters, Marie Smith of Duncanville and Patsy Mulder of Chandler.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gladys Lorene (Bell) Ewing
May 10, 1918 - Jun 15, 2007

Gladys L. Ewing, 89, of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 15, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West. Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Rose Hill Cemetery with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Katherine Inez (Chapman) Master-Jackson-Smith
Nov 17, 1924 - Jun 16, 2007

Inez (Chapman) Smith

Mrs. Katherine Inez (Chapman) Master Jackson Smith, 82, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, June 16, 2006 at her residence in Corsicana, Texas. She was born on November 17, 1924 in Dawson, Texas, grew up in Hubbard & spent all of her adult life in Corsicana. She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church for over 50 years. She was a retired secretary from Navarro Pecan.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 18, 2007 at the funeral home. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Garland Chapman & Rev. Harrell Braddock, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Dennis Chapman, Bobby Frank Chapman, Earl Chapman, Ben Howard Chapman, Kyle Wilcox and John Barlow. Honorary Pallbearers will be Johnny Chapman, Chester Duke, Jimmy Jackson and Gilbert Clyde Jackson.

Mrs. Smith was preceded in death by her 1st Husband, Theo Master, 2nd Husband, Henry (Jack) Jackson, Parents, Frank & Katherine Duke Chapman, Brothers, Alvin Earl & Frank Chapman, Jr., Sister, Sharon Chapman Threet, and a Step-Son, Monte Smith.

Husband-Mr. Orel E. Smith of Corsicana, TX, Daughter & Son-in-law-Patricia Master (Bower) & Hans Weger of Corsicana, TX, granddaughter-Dawn Bower Weger of Mesquite, TX Grandson & Wife-Mark & Kristie Bower of Mesquite, TX Grandson-Sean Bower of Corsicana, TX, Great Grandchild-Alison Huskey of Corsicana, TX, Great Grandchild-Greggory Bower of Corsicana, TX Great Grandchild-Zachary Bower of Mesquite, TX, Great Grandchild-Venetia Bower of Little Rock, AR Great Grandchild-Dana Bower of New York, Great Grandchild-Sean Scott Bower of Richland Hills, TX Step Great Grandchildren-Chris Calderone, Step Great Grandchildren-Misty Calderone Great Great Grandchild-Jonathan, Ryan & Cheyenne Huskey Brother & Sister-in-law-Rev. Howard & Dorcas Chapman of Wichita Falls, TX, Brother & Sister-in-law-Robert & Bobette Chapman of Payne Springs, TX, Sister & Brother-in-law-Helen Ruth & Herbert Wilcox of Corsicana, TX, Brother-in-Law-Billy Earl Threet, Sister-in-Law-Jean Chapman, Sister-in-Law-Mildred Chapman Miller, Other-Numerous Nieces, Nephews & Cousins


Cruz (Barron) Ayala
Jul 29, 1948 - Jun 15, 2007

Cruz Ayala

Mrs. Cruz Ayala, 58, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, June 15, 2007 in Dallas, Texas. She was born on July 29, 1948 in Dallas, Texas.
She was a homemaker.

Visitation & Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Armondo Rodriguez, Cruz Vega, Pete Ayala and Fabian Ayala.

Mrs. Ayala was preceded in death by her Husband, Domingo Ayala and Parents, Frank & Cruz Barron.

She is survived by her, Son Domingo Ayala of Corsicana, TX., Son & Daughter-in-law-Mike & Ruth Ayala of Trinidad, TX., Daughter, Lisa Ayala of Corsicana, TX., Daughter,Barbara Ayala of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter & Husband,April & Armando Rodriguez of Corsicana, TX.,Granddaughter & Husband, Raquel & Cruz Vega of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter,Brenda Salaises of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter, Barbara Salaises of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter-Amanda Salaises of Corsicana, TX., Granddaughter, Kathryn Ayala of Alabama Granddaughter, Abigail Ayala of Trinidad, TX., Grandson, Mike Ayala, Jr. of Trinidad, TX., Great Grandson, Armondo Rodriguez, III of Corsicana, TX., Great Grandson, Oscar Rodriguez of Corsicana, TX., Great Granddaughter, Melissa Rodriguez of Corsicana, TX., Great Granddaughter, Precious Vega of Corsicana, TX., Great Granddaughter, Nadia Cruz Ayala of Trinidad, TX., Great Granddaughter, Mariah Ann Vega of Corsicana, TX., Brother, Frank Barron of Dallas, TX., Sisters & Brothers-in-Law, Mary Acosta of Oklahoma, Carmen & Henry Gloria of Dallas, TX., Frances Rodriguez of Corsicana, TX., Lucia & Reyanaldo Campos of Edinberg, TX., Carolyn Munoz of Dallas, TX., Margaret & Claude Bailey of Chico, TX., Dora & Frank Lopez of Oklahoma.


Lura Mae (Brownlee) Phelps
abt 1889 - Aug 27, 1970

Friday, August 28, 1970
Lura Mae Phelps Rites Saturday

Mrs. Lura Mae Phelps, 81, native of Mississippi and resident of Corsicana 10 years, died Thursday in the Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. She was a Baptist.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. M. At the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. J. Roland Spears, pastor of Memorial Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park with grandsons as pallbearers.
She is survived by one son, James Phelps of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Roy Grimmett, Barry; Mrs. Donald Wommack, Clovis, NM; Mrs. Dave Curry, Mexia; Mrs. Mary Lou York, Corsicana; Mrs. Orvill Shelton, Carrollton, and Mrs. Jim Wyatt, Irving; 25 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; her step-father, J. S. Pittman, Austin; three brothers, Jimmie Brownlee, Richardson; Dillard Pittman, Austin, and Earl Pittman, San Marcos; one sister, Mrs. Madgie Huffman, Dallas and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Johnnie Lena (Carroll) Thompson
Sep 29, 1919 - Jun 19, 2007

Johnnie Lena Thompson
Johnnie Lena Thompson, resident of Blooming Grove, passed away on June 18, 2007 in Corsicana at the age of 87 years. Lena was born in Blooming Grove on September 29, 1919 to Jimmy Carroll and Inda Carroll. Survivors include her sons: Jerry Thompson of Sugerland and Terry Thompson of Blooming Grove. Daughter: Emma Hill of Blooming Grove. Five grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren. Sisters: Bess Gray of Georgetown and Hazel Patterson of Beaumont. Lena was preceded in death by her husband Lee Thompson. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery.


LaUna (DuBose) Smith 
Jan 25, 1940 - Jun 18, 2007

LaUna DuBose Smith
LaUna DuBose Smith, resident of Pearland, Texas, passed away Sunay, June 18, 2007 in Houston at the age of 67 years. She was born on January 25, 1940 in Streetman to John DuBose and Carmen Fullerton DuBose. Visitation will be Wednesday morning from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. in the chapel. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon following visitation with Father Danilo Ramos of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church officiating. Burial will follow at Birdston Cemetery.


Doyle Royce Marrs
Mar 14, 1926 - May 30, 2007

Doyle Royce Marrs
Doyle Royce "Pete" Marrs, 81, was born into this life on March 14, 1926, in Dawson to his parents, Matthew Doyle and Lillie Lou Womack Marrs. He left this life on May 30, 2007, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

He lived most of his life in Navarro and McLennan counties. He was a truck driver with 50 years of service.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at Dawson Cemetery with his nephew Dr. Kent Davis Marrs officiating.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers and sisters-in-laws, Bett O. and Leola Marrs, James Cuie and Nola Marrs; his sister, Lila Beatrice Marrs Freeze and Jakie (V.M.) and his nephew, Victor Olen Freeze.

He is survived by his niece and caregiver, Jeanie Freeze Teetz of Corsicana; his great-niece Brena Teetz Jock and husband Paul of Corsicana; his great-nephew, Todd Teetz and wife Carrie of Bryan; his nephews, Pat O. Marrs of Whitney, Don B. Marrs of Houston and Dr. Kent D. Marrs of Georgetown, and Wayne Marrs and Dutch (D.D.) Marrs, both of Corsicana; his nieces, Gail Marrs Harper of Garrison, Lavaene Marrs Odgen of Red Oak, Geraldine Marrs Watson and Jodale Marrs of Corsicana and Theda Kay Marrs of Dallas.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ronald Merrill for his many years of care, as well as Cedar Creek Hospice and the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.


Birdie M. (Plunkett) Venable
Mar 14, 1914 - May 30, 2007

Birdie M. Venable
Birdie M. Venable, 93, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2007, at Heritage Oaks West. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 1, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bill Honea officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Branch Cemetery. She was born March 14, 1914, in Navarro County. She was a faithful and dedicated member of Memorial Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She was retired from Corsicana Independent School District food service. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 59 years, James Hollis Venable; grandson, James Hollis Venable; daughter-in-law, Mona Smith Venable; six sisters and two brothers. Survivors include her son, James Venable and daughter-in-law Joyce of Corsicana; daughter, Shirley Sawyer of Corsicana; brother, Henry Plunkett of Baytown; sister, Inez Jackson of Black Mountain, N.C.; grandchildren, Ronda and Geoff Greenwade of The Woodlands, David and Rochell Venable of Frisco, Jeff and Christi Sawyer of Corsicana, and Bruce and Amy Venable of Corsicana; and great-grandchildren, Taylor, Morgan, Connor, Derek, Ethan, Kaela, Jordan, Devin, Megan, Branna and Mattie.

Notes:

  • Elm Branch Cemetery, Bardwell, Ellis Co., TX

Jeremy Dale Cumbie 
Jan 12, 1976 - May 16, 2007


Graveside service for Jeremy Cumbie will be held Saturday, May 19, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.


Charles A. Fonseca
Feb 15, 1924 - May 16, 2007

Charles A. Fonseca, 83 of Frost, passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2007 in Temple. Mr. Fonseca born February 15, 1924 in Mishawaka, Indiana to Antonio Fonseca and Mary Candida Fonseca. He served in the United States Army in World War II. No public services planned at this time.


Martha Belle (Whittington) Buce-Wise-Henigan
Apr 15, 1928 - Jun 25, 2007

Memorial services for Martha Belle Henigan, 79, of Corsicana, will be 11 a.m., Monday, June 25, 2007, at Memory Park Cemetery with the Rev. James Webber officiating. Mrs. Henigan died Thursday, June 21, 2007, at a Corsicana hospital.

Mrs. Henigan was born April 15, 1928, to Charles R. and Flora Robertson Whittington in Lufkin. A lifetime resident of Longview, she moved to Corsicana in 2002. She was a member of the Angus Baptist Church in Corsicana and a former member of Faith Baptist Church in Longview.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Frank C. Buce, Virgil Wise, and Orie Henigan; and daughter, Linda Sue Gentry.

Mrs. Henigan is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Joe Gillen of Harrison, Arkansas; brother and sister-in-law, Lewis and Susie Belcher; her children and spouses, Larry and Martha Buce of Burkburnett, Nelma Sue Wise Atwood of Albuquerque, George Wise and Winona Atkinson of Corsicana; five grandchildren; and three great- grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. today, June 24, 2007, at Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road.

Notes:

  • Published in the Longview News-Journal on 6/24/2007.

W. T. Montgomery
Jun 6, 1912 - Jun 18, 2007

Montgomery, W.T. "Woody"

CHANDLER - Services for W.T. "Woody" Montgomery, 95, Kerens, cousin of Chandler residents, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at New Hope Baptist Church of Kerens with the Rev. Samuel Washington officiating.

Burial will be in Samaria Cemetery, Kerens, under direction of Garrett & Tucker Funeral Directors, Athens.

Mr. Montgomery died June 18, 2007, in Corsicana.

He was born June 6, 1912, in Navarro County to the late William T. and Francis Moore Montgomery.

He was a lifelong resident of Kerens where he attended Kerens public schools and was a member of New Hope Baptist Church.

He served in the Army and was a laborer for Layfield Construction Inc.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillie Bell Montgomery.

Survivors include cousins, Spencer Montgomery and Marnez Shelton, both of Chandler, and Mattie Dewberry, Tyler.

Pallbearers are Spencer Montgomery Jr., Marvin Montgomery, Charlie Montgomery, Paul Montgomery, Billy Goree, Jerry Dewberry and Charles Veasey.

Notes:

  • Published in the Tyler Morning Telegraph on 6/24/2007.

Wynona (Allsup) White
Oct 29, 1919 - Jun 19, 2007

White

Wynona White, 87, of Gustine died June 19 in a Corsicana hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 23 at Gustine Church of Christ-Gustine with Bill Lane and Jim Hatcher officiating. Burial will be in the Allsup Cemetery in Comanche County. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

White was born Oct. 29, 1919 in Comanche County to William Murl Allsup and Lucille (Kelso) Allsup. She was a member of the Gustine Church of Christ, Bicentennial Committee for Comanche County, Economic Development Committee of Gustine and served with Gustine Homecoming Committee for many years. She married Willie Edell White Jan. 8, 1938 in Proctor. He preceded her in death on Oct. 14, 1988. She was also preceded in death by a son, Gailord Murl White in February of 1997.

Survivors include her son, Joe Dell White and wife, Marilyn, of Cameron; daughter, Leanna Zay and husband, Charles Wilson of Corsicana; daughter-in-law, Sandy White of Bryan; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Foster Home for Children, 1779 North Graham, Stephenville TX 76401.

Notes:

  • The Cameron Herald - Jun 21, 2007

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