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Willie Neilan French, Jr.
Aug 9, 1964 - Aug 10, 1964

French Infant Rites Tuesday

Willie Neilan French, one-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Neilan French of Corsicana, died Monday night in Memorial hospital.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Navarro Mills cemetery. C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, will conduct the rites.  Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex French, Navarro Mills, and Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Goswick, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Griffin directs.

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Elton McCulloch
Dec 8, 1899 - Feb 21, 1920

Elton, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. McCulloch died at the home of his parents at Navarro Mills Friday night, and was buried at Navarro Mills Sunday afternoon.  Mr. McCulloch had  been in bad health sometime with the deadful disease, tuberculosis.

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Kate H. (Goble) Gibson-McGee
Oct 10, 1880 - Sep 23, 1951

Mrs. Kate McGee Rites Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 27. — (Spl.)—Burial service for Mrs. Kate Gibson McGee, who died in Fort Worth Monday, were held here Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. at Rose Hill cemetery where interment was made.

Mrs. McGee formerly resided here and was a sister of Mrs. D. M. Holland.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, September 28, 1951

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

  • She was divorced at the time of death, but her death certificate has McGee also.  Her monument has Gibson.

 


W. Henry Pollard
1880 - Feb 22, 1920

Henry Pollard, age about 40 years, died at the home of his brother on the W.J. Lawrence place, Sunday night after a short illness of tuberculosis of the throat.  The remains were buried at Spring Hill Monday afternoon, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. J. T. McKeown.  Mr. Pollard is survived by one small child.

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  • The Dawson Herald - Friday, February 27, 1920

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Bettye LaRae (Neel) Thompson
July 10, 1927 - May 2, 2011

Corsicana —Bettye L. Thompson, 83, of Italy, passed away Monday, May 2, 2011, at Baylor Medical Center of Waxahachie.

She was born July 10, 1927, in Frost to Lewis Franklin and Ocie Eline (Moore) Neel. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Italy and the Eastern Star. Bettye was a loving wife, sister and aunt.  

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Fairace A. Thompson; and one brother, John Frank Neel.

Survivors include one brother, Earl Max Neel of Weatherford; 14 nieces and nephews; and numerous great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, May 6, 2011, at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with the Rev. Ronnie Dabney officiating. Interment will follow at the Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Neel, Lee Neel, Nicholas Neel, Eddie Thompson and Mike Thompson.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, Waxahachie.

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Robert Glenn Bell Sr.
Sept 24, 1953 - April 22, 2011

Corsicana —Memorial Services for Robert Glenn Bell Sr. will be held at noon on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Volunteer Fire Department in Mildred.

Robert was born Sept. 24, 1953, in Corsicana to Ila Fay Smith and Robert Earl Bell, and passed away on April 22, 2011, in Payne Springs.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, maternal and paternal grandparents, and two sisters.

Survivors include his wife of 39 years, Debbie Bell; children, Teresa Harkins and husband Ronnie, Glenn Bell and wife Jessica; grandchildren, Cade Bell, and Colton, Clint, and Chelsea Harkins; sisters, Barbara Jones, Sandra Wilkerson, Linda May Borlace, Mary Lynn Hagger; and numerous other family members and many friends.

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Linda Ann (Conger) Wolf
Sept 8, 1948 - April 28, 2011

Linda Ann Conger Wolf, 62, passed away April 28, 2011, surrounded by her loving family and friends, at her residence in Sherman.

Ms. Wolf was born Sept. 8, 1948 in Corsicana, to Dorothy Mae (Rutherford) and Carroll Conger Jr. For many years she lived and worked in Pottsboro and was most recently in retail at Wal-Mart.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Hayden Wolf.

Survivors include a son, Brad Allen Wolf of Sherman; a brother, Gary Dutton and wife Terri of Mesquite; grandchildren, Taylor Wolf of Hawaii and Hannah Wolf of Denison; cousins, Vivian Lowe, Brian Lowe and Mike Lowe; and a host of other cousins; special friends, Laurie Rowland and Lauren Rhoades; and her beloved dogs, Miley and Jensen.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at the Retreat City Hall, FM 709, in Retreat, just outside of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Dannel Funeral Home, Sherman.

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Kevin Dwayne Haynes
Sept 14, 1962 - March 15, 2011

Corsicana —Kevin Dwayne Haynes, 48, entered into rest on Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Angus.

He was born in Waco, at James Connally Air Force Base on Sept. 14, 1962. Kevin was raised in Syracuse, N.Y. and dreamed of coming to home to Texas where he was born, and had connections with beloved family members and friends. His family and as well as all of those who were touched by his life are proud to have known him. It is said that he had a heart of gold and loved helping others. It is his heroism that took him full circle in this life, as he put his own safety after that of his cousin, whom he saved from a tragic mobile home fire in Angus. Growing up Kevin was known as the “Bishop of Battle” because he was always the first to jump into a fight to defend his friends and family. He followed through on that title up until the moment he went to be with the Lord. Kevin’s friends and family will always remember him and although he will be greatly missed he now is resting in peace.

He is preceded in death by his father, Francis Haynes; one niece, Brittany Forest; grandparents, Elisha “Bully” and Clara Carver of Angus, and Charles and Nettie Haynes of Syracuse, N.Y.; aunt, Glenda Carver of Athens; and uncle, Richard Messer.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene Haynes; mother, Jewel Carver; sisters, Kelli Calabria, and Pamela Vecchio and husband Mark; brother, Mark Haynes; Uncle, Richard Kelley and wife Pat; cousin, Zack; step-children, Austin, Adrian, Dakota, and Dylan; granddaughters, Cameron, and Woodsley; Nieces and Nephews, Frankie Haynes, and Kelsey Vecchio; god-children, Corey and Isabela Vecchio, and Jina and Michael Calabria; three aunts, LaRue Prince, Ellen Kelly, and Betty Carver; cousins, Rodney, Quintin, Jerry, Warren, Melinda, Michelle, Renee, Jeff, Richard, Heather, Dirk, Nada, Johanna, Delana, Donny, Terry, Tommy, Mike, Eugenia, Toni, Cindy, Clayton, Carla, Cheryl, and Cathy; he is also survived by his best friend and beloved dog, Razzle.

A memorial service was held on Monday, March 21, 2011, in Corsicana with Tim Easley officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that friends visit www.ballweg-lunsford.com to light a memorial candle in honor of Kevin’s life.

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Carrie Bell (Cunningham) James
Died March 26, 2011

Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — Carrie Bell James (Cunningham), 81, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2011, at Twilight Home. A memorial service was held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Bethel AME Church. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Muriel Skipper
July 17, 1947 - March 29, 2011

Corsicana — Muriel Skipper, 63, of Corsicana, passed away March 29, 2011. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Calvary Worship Center.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

 

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Eld. Willie A. Johnson
Died April 2, 2011

Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — Eld. Willie A. Johnson, 97, resident of Garland, formally of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2011, at his residence in Garland. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, 2011, at Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church with Pastor William Lewis Jr., officiating. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 11, 2011, at Dallas Ft. Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Gayla Ann Reed
March 23, 1955 - April 20, 2011

Corsicana —Gayla Ann Reed, 56, of Cedar Hill, passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Hearthstone of Irving.

She was born March 23, 1955 in Corsicana to Joyce and C. L. Reed. Gayla was a Medical Technologist for over 30 years and took great pride in her work, and with helping people. She loved to read, cook, and loved spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Lewis and Hattie Owens.

She is survived by her mother, Joyce Braxmire of Corsicana; father, C.L. Reed of Rockwall; daughter, Sara Mahammed and husband Bolo of Dallas; son, Cameron Afshin and wife Ana of Dallas; grandchildren, Blaze and Skyler Afshin; brothers, Robert Reed and wife Melanie of Corsicana, and Toby Reed of Tyler; sisters, Susan Flores and husband Ernest of Forney, and Ginger Edwards and husband Mark of Corsicana; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be held on from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Younger Cemetery in Silver City. Pallbearers will be Joe Reed, Michael Reed, Ben Reed, Miles McKinney, Ernest Flores, and Mark Edwards.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jessie Mae (Yeldell) Jefferson
May 24, 1936 - April 17, 2011

Corsicana —Jessie Mae Jefferson, 74, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born May 24,1936, in Eureka, to Starling Yeldell and Sue Allie Marshall Yeldell. Jessie received her formal education in the Corsicana School District and professed a faith in Christ early in her life and united with the Wilgo Baptist Church. She later united with the Calvary Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Ora Kitchen of Mildred, Julianne Jefferson of Corsicana, and Ramona Jefferson of Waco; seven grandchildren, Lakeya Kilgore and husband Gary, Derrion Jefferson, Sonika Felder, Joshua Jefferson, Jewlyn Jefferson, Daranise Jefferson and husband James, and J’earl Jefferson; eight great-grandchildren, Leighton Murray, Lamar Bell, Christopher Jackson II, Eugene White Jr., Nokoia White, Tryston Jackson, and Jessie and Jalon, blessed to be born in the future; one sister, Viola Smith of Dallas; she is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Joseph Johnson Sr., as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Mary Juanita (Fogarty) Baker
Nov 11, 1925 - April 20, 2011

Corsicana —Mary Juanita Fogarty Baker passed from this earth April 20, 2011, and is among many loved ones that have passed before.

She was a devoted wife of 62 years to William “Middie” Baker of Richardson.

Survivors include her beloved children, Billy Baker and wife Athena of Wylie, and Gayle Baldree of Plano; her “pride and joy” were her grandchildren, Bradley Baker, Logan Baldree, Brianne Baldree, and Ryan Baker and wife Elyse.

She was our best friend.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Sparkman Funeral Home, 1029 S. Greenville Ave., Richardson, TX 75081

Funeral services will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the funeral home. Graveside services will be from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2011, at Pattison Cemetery, NW 1140 Road, Corsicana.

Arrangements by Sparkman Funeral Home, Richardson.

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Inez (Douglas) Hood
July 5, 1913 - April 19, 2011

Corsicana —Inez Douglas Hood, 97, of Corsicana, formerly of Athens, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011, in Corsicana.

She was born July 5, 1913, in Henderson County to the late Charley Thomas and Ida Clementine Hall Douglas. She resided in Athens until 1940 then moved to Corsicana. Inez was a retired manager for ladies ready-to-wear.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond R. Hood, who passed away on Feb. 25, 1996; brothers, Ferrell, Melvin, and Earl Dean Douglas; and by her sister, Charlcia Snowden.

Survivors include her son, Bobby Hood and wife Margie of Rowlett; daughter, Shirley Doss and husband Elieum of Malakoff; five grandchildren; he is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 2 to 2:45 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at the funeral home.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2011, at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Interment will follow at the cemetery.

Arrangements by Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home, Athens.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 20, 2011
  • w/o Raymond R. Hood - d/o Charley Thomas Douglas and Ida Clementine (Hall) Douglas
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Alfred Runnels Jr.
Jan 5, 1919 - April 19, 2011

Corsicana —William Alfred Runnels Jr., 92, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2011.

He was born January 5, 1919, in Arlington to William Alfred Runnels Sr. and Myrtle McCaleb Runnels. Mr. Runnels was drafted into the Army while he was attending the University of Texas. He served as Staff Sgt. in Battery “A” 209th Field Artillery. While he was in the military he received the American Theater Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. Mr. Runnels was honorably discharged from the military on Nov. 5, 1945. He married Selma Wacker in 1941 and was married until her death in March of 1987. Mr. Runnels retired after 40 years of service with Mobil Pipeline.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Selma Runnels; and by his parents.

Survivors include his son, James Allan Runnels and wife Marsha of Pottsboro; daughter, Peggy Moore and husband Terry of Corsicana; granddaughter, Jennifer Renee Pettis and husband James of Frisco; and great grandson, Ayden Pettis.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Tom Hart officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 19, 2011
  • h/o Selma (Wacker) Runnels - s/o William Alfred Runnels, Sr. & Myrtle (McCaleb) Runnels - U.S. Army - SSgt. Battery "A" 209th Field Artillery - WWII
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Betty Carol (Sessions) Duvall
April 18, 1947 - April 17, 2011

Betty Carol Sessions Duvall went to be with her heavenly father on April 17, 2011 at her residence surrounded by family and friends.

Betty was born in Kerens on April 18, 1947 to Buddy and Lottie Sessions. She attended and graduated from Kerens High School where she was a majorette and Drum Major. She worked for the telephone company in Dallas before relocating to Houston for a short time.

Betty moved to Corsicana from Houston and began working at Corsicana National Bank until she went into business with her husband. They worked side by side for over 22 years until they both retired. Never one to sit still for long she began an Estate Sale business with her husband and family.

She and her husband moved to Retreat to a small farm in Retreat 2 1/2 years ago where they has hoped to live out their golden years.

She is preceded in death by both of her parents and brother, Bobby Sessions.

Survivors include her loving husband, James Duvall; devoted daughter, LaCrissa Duvall, both of Retreat; sister, Wanda Murlene Lilly of Kerens; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Fincher, Keith Weaver, Ronnie Wylie, Billy Walpole, Kyle Lillie, and Duane Simmons. Honorary pallbearer will be Eric Amick.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lois (Hamilton) Gaines
Dec 17, 1928 - April 16, 2011

Lois Hamilton Gaines passed from this life on Saturday, April 16, 2011, following a brief battle with cancer.

She was born in Eureka to Lloyd and Blanche Hamilton on Dec.17, 1928. Lois was a resident of Eureka for the last 26 years of her life, and was longtime member of the Westhill Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Alon Lee Gaines; one brother, Bill Hamilton of La Marque; and sisters, Jo Curry of Sulphur Springs and Lou Vannice of Normal, Ill. She is also survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Marsha and Jim Owens of Blooming Grove, and Donna and Mike Drain of Eureka. In addition she is survived by her four grandchildren, Rusty Owens, Mandy Owens, Zach Drain, and Zip Drain; and three great grandchildren, Brody Owens, Korri Owens, and Ethan Drain; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2011, prior to services at Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home in the Chapel.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

Pallbearers will be Deacons of the Westhill Church of Christ.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Zachariah Taylor Danford
June 1849 - Jan 12, 1931

Aged Resident of Hubbard Community Buried Tuesday

HUBBARD, Jan. 17, - G.T. Danford, 82, native of Alabama, but resident of Texas 54 years, died in the Wafer community Monday and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Dover cemetery. He had resided in the Hubbard community for 20 years.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. T. R. Shaw, Fort Worth; J. R. Danford, Fort Worth; T. S. Danford and Mrs. Ann Statham, both of Hubbard; one brother, W. L. Danford, Grimes county; 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 20, 1931
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Nannie I. Curry
Sep 2, 1866 - Dec 20, 1940

PIONEER TEACHER PURDON COMMUNITY DIED EARLY FRIDAY

Miss Nannie I. Curry, pioneer citizen of Navarro county and for many years a school teacher in the Purdon community died at her home near Purdon about 6 o'clock Friday morning. Funeral services were conducted from the home in which she was born and reared at 1:30 Saturday afternoon conducted by the Rev. F.T. Fisher, Methodist minister. Interment was in the Curry family cemetery nearby.

The deceased was born and reared near Purdon and was a lifelong member of the Methodist church. She is survived by two sisters, Miss Mary Curry of Purdon and Mrs. Dora Anderson of Cleburne; a brother, J.B. Curry, Sr. of Carlton, Texas; sixteen nieces, six nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were chosen from her former students.

Arrangements were made by the McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Dec 20, 1940
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mattie Lee (Fletcher) McAdams
May 9, 1883 - Oct 13, 1969

Mrs. McAdams Dies Monday

Mrs. Mattie McAdams, 86, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. She had lived in the city for the past 20 years and was a member of the Methodist Church.
The funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Chapel with the Rev. James Davis officiating. Interment will be in Dresden Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Eugene, Harvey, and Horace all of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Otho Long of Red Oak, Mrs. Burl Harris of Blooming Grove,
Mrs. Edward Abell of San Antonio, Mrs. Pete Dixon of Corsicana and Mrs. Hermon Bell of Frost.
Survivors also include 24 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Mrs. Emmie Lewis of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Janie Farror of Odessa, and Mrs. Lula Kilgore of Midland.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Dr. William A. Bates
Apr 17, 1852 - Feb 6, 1925

WELL KNOWN PURDON PHYSICIAN DIED IN WACO SANITARIUM

Dr. W.A. Bates, aged 72, and for many years a resident of Purdon, died last night at Provident Hospital, Waco, where he had been for some weeks under treatment.

The deceased is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. D.E. Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. Allie Mitchell of Purdon and a little son.

The funeral will take place from the family home at Purdon tomorrow at 2 p.m. with interment in the Dresden Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. I.R. Darwood, of Purdon and Rev. Tom Smith of Hillsboro.

Dr. Bates was a native of Tennessee, and located at Purdon in 1885. During all these years he was a good and useful citizen, taking much interest in all that was for the betterment of his community and aside from the practice of his profession he found much time to be of other use to his community. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him and will be missed by all in the community where he had lived so long.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday Feb 10, 1925
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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WELL KNOWN PURDON PHYSICIAN DIED IN WACO SANITARIUM

Dr. W. A. Bates, aged 72, and for many years a resident of Purdon, died last night at Provident Hospital, Waco, where he had been for some weeks under treatment.

The deceased is survived by his wife and three children, Mrs. D. E. Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. Allie Mitchell of Purdon, and a little son.

The funeral will take place from the family home at Purdon tomorrow at 2 p.m., with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, of Purdon and Rev. Tom Smith of Hillsboro.

Dr. Bates was a native of Tennessee, and located at Purdon in 1885. During all these years he was a good and useful citizen, taking much interest in all that was for the betterment of his community, and aside from the practice of his profession he found much time to be of other use to his community. He was highly esteemed by all who knew him, and will be missed by all in the community where he had lived so long.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, February 7, 1925 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Dr. Bates Laid to Rest In Dresden Cemetery.

The funeral for the remains of the late Dr. W. A. Bates, whose home had been at Purdon for 38 years and who died Friday night at Waco, after a long illness, took place in the Dresden cemetery yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the presence of an immense throng of sorrowing friends from every section of the county.

Rev. Tom Smith, who lives now in Hillsboro, but who lived in Purdon for many years and Rev. I. R. Darwood of Purdon officiated. Mr. Smith, who had been a close friend of the deceased for many years, paid a very high tribute to the deceased as a Christian physician and citizen, and at the close of the services the grave was covered by a bank of beautiful flowers.

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Jennie May (Wyrick) Berry
Feb 4, 1873 - July 22, 1951

Mrs. Berry Rites Are Held Monday

DAWSON, July 24—(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. Spartan Berry, 78, who died at her home here Sunday, were held from the First Methodist church at 4:30 p.m. Monday. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. H. Davis, Methodist minister of Wortham, formerly of this community, and Rev. F. O. Garner, pastor.

Mrs. Berry was a native of Magnolia, Ark.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. I. Hughes, Childress; Mrs. R. M. Franklin and Mrs. W H. Utley, both of Magnolia, Ark.; a son, Curtis Berry, Dawson; two sisters, Misses Etta and Agnes Wyrick, both of Magnolia, Ark., and other relatives.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Edna Juanita (Hamilton) Ivy
Aug 15, 1910 - April 19, 1964

Mrs. Doyle Ivy Expires Sunday

DAWSON, April 20 (Spl.) — Mrs. Doyle Ivy, 53, died in Memorial hospital Sunday following a several months illness.
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Davis, pastor of the Central Methodist church of Corsicana, and Rev. Ray Worley, pastor of the local church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Wilmer Hale and Mrs. Sharron Garner, both of Dawson; a son, Darwyn Ivy, Fort Worth; five grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Clint Busby, Amarillo, and Mrs. Jess Loudermilk Wichita Falls; three brothers; W. B. Hamilton, Amarillo; J.W. Hamilton, Dallas, and Wayne Hamilton, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aubrey Bruce, Raymond Etter, Edwin Davis, John Freeland, Norman Summers and Rudolph Moran.
Eubanks directed.

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Francis Elizabeth "Fannie" (Cook) DeMoney
1881 - February 23, 1920

Mrs. O. A. Demoney died at her home on the S. Berry place three miles morthwest of town Monday and was buried in Dawson cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, the funeral service being conducted by J.P. McKeown. Mrs. Demoney is survived by her husband and six children. Mrs. Demoney had only been sick a short time having had the influenza complications about which pneumonia developed, causing death.

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  • The Dawson Herald - Friday, February 27, 1920
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Otis Augustus DeMoney

Flora (Lankford) Slater-Brewster
d. Jan 1974

Mrs. Brewster

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Flora Slater Brewster, 83, of Corsicana, who died Sunday night at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home.

Claude Parrish, Westside Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Marie Beaird of Dawson and Mrs. Sammie Jordan of Corsicana; a son, W.B. Slater of Dawson; two brothers, W.A. Lankford and Clinton Lankford, both of Brady; two sisters, Mrs. Isora Chamblee of Port Lavaca, and Mrs. Mary Lane of Glen Rose; six grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, four step-daughters, and a step-son.

Pallbearers include Dan Griffin, B.D. Hubbard, W.L. Pursley, Clyde Gardner, R.D. Crider, and JamesTaylor.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 21, 1974
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Charlie Cleveland Slater and (Unknown) Brewster - d/o William L. Lankford and Dolly (Ellis) Lankford

Charlie Cleveland Slater
Mar 18, 1885 - June 16, 1953

Charlie Slater Dies At Dawson

DAWSON, June 17 -(Spl.) - Charlie Slater, 68, farmer, longtime Dawson resident and native Texan, died at his home Tuesday. He was in a critical condition only one day but had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services were held from the Church of Christ church Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in the Dawson cemetery. The rites were conducted by Max T. Neal, Waco, and C.T. McCormack, Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, a son, W.B. Slater, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Reuben Pullin and Mrs. Milford Jordan, both of Dawson; two brothers, J.N. Slater, Modesto, Calif., and M. Slater, Longview; five sisters, Mrs. W.A. Lankford and Mrs. Clinton Lankford, both of Brady; Mrs. Alma Abell, Vernon; Mrs. Farror Guydon, McLean, and Mrs. A.N. Buzan, Petersburg; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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William Henry McCulloch, Rev.
Sept 20, 1882 - Sept 12, 1957

Retired Baptist Minister Expires Here Thursday

DAWSON, Sept 12 - (Spl) - Rev. W.H. McCulloch, 74-year-old retired Baptist minister, died in the Twilight Home in Corsicana Thursday morning.

Services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Baptist Church in Dawson, with Rev. W.T. Allmon assisting. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

A native of Dawson, Rev. McCulloch is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Carlos Moore, Weatherford; Mrs. Zack Pledger, Tyler and Mrs. James Bonner, Longview, Washington; six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Lee McCulloch and Arthur McCulloch, both of Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. A.K. Garner, Dawson; Mrs. H.M. Huber, Beaumont, and Mrs. W.C. Carroll, Waxahachie.

Pallbearers will be W.V. Lawrence, C.E. Hull, Audie Graves, Walter Baker, Chester Moore and Hugh S. Smith.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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Lynn Raoul Pendergrass
Aug 16, 1939 - May 4, 2011

Corsicana — Lynn Raoul Pendergrass, 71, passed away May 4, 2011. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Joe Mashburn officiating. interment will be at St Elmo Cemetery, Winkler.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 5, 2011
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Sharon (Unknown) Pendergrass - s/o Raoul Pendergrass and Alene (Unknown) Pendergrass
     

Lillie Iola (Keele) Flynn-Terry
Oct 7, 1924 - May 4, 2011

Corsicana — Lillie Lola Flynn Terry, 86, of Lancaster, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at her residence in Lancaster. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at Prairie Point Cemetery with the Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. 

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Bertie Gladys (Honea) Abbe
Feb 11, 1909 - May 19, 1985

MRS. BERTIE ABBE
Kerens- Mrs. Bertie Abbe, 76, a resident of Kerens for many years died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Penecostal Tabernacle of Truth with Brothr O. C. Bates officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery under direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmie Abbe of Kerens and W. E. Abbe of Trinidad; a brother, Earl Honea of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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Lenora (Crocker) Abbe
Sep 8, 1885 - Mar 11, 1976

MRS. ABBE
Kerens-Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lenora Abbe, 90, former resident of Kerens, resident of Corsicana, and native of Mississippi, who died on Thursday morning.
Claud B. Holcomb will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include three sons; William C. Abbe and Jack Abbe both of Corsicana, Farris Abbe of Malakoff; a daughter, Mrs. Flora Connell of Hereford; a brother, Alvin Crocker of Dallas; a sister of Kerens; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Sarah Ann (Meeks) Wooten
Sep 1, 1866 - Apr 7, 1954

Mrs. W. J. Wooten Dies Wednesday
Mrs. W. J. Wooten, 87, died at her home in the Emhouse community Wednesday morning. She is survived by 108 living descendants.
The rites will be held Thursday at 3:30 p. m. from the Emhouse Baptist church. Rev. John Meadows, pastor, will conduct the services.
Burial will be in Pattison cemetery.
A native of Limestone county, Mrs. Wootcn had resided in the Emhouse community since 1908.
Surviving are five sons, Abe Wooten, Clute, Texas: Ray and S. L. Wooten, both of Corsicana; Burns Wooten, Ennis, and N. C. Wooten, Greenville; four daughters, Mrs. John Burke and Mrs. Doug Meadows, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Rex Gordon. Arcata, Calif., and Mrs. W. L. Vansickle, Mansfield; 57 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs., Belle Fenner, Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother. Isom Meek, Mexia, and other relatives.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Corley will direct.

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Amanda Josephine (Shelton) Allen
Mar 7, 1862 - Aug 12, 1938

HEART ATTACK WAS FATAL TO EMHOUSE WOMAN ON FRIDAY
Mrs. Amanda J. Allen, 76, widow of the late S. H. Allen of Emhouse, died of a heart attack at
1:30 Friday afternoon and funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Emhouse Methodist Protestant church with Rev. L W. Shivers of Tehuacana conducting the rites. Burial was made in Pattison cemetery.
She was a native of Texas and had resided in Emhouse for many years.
Surviving are four sons, John W. Allan of Corsicana; C. D. Allen and J. H. Allen of Emhouse, and Raymond B. Allen of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lizzie Vaughn and Mrs. D. O. Richards of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Meredith and Mrs. J. W. Richards of Emhouse; one brother, J. D. Shelton of Emhouse; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Mrs, Allen was seized with a heart attack while walking home, and was taken into the home of a friend where she died a few minutes later.
Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Alice Carrie (Bryant) McManus
July 1, 1862 - May 16, 1931

MRS. D.M. M’MANUS FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON
Mrs. D. M. McManus, aged 80 years, native Texan, died at her home at Emhouse at an early hour Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the Emhouse Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins and Rev, J. B. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church in Corsicana.
Mrs. McManus had resided in Navarro county since 10 years of age and at Emhouse since 1911.
Surviving are six sons. J. D. and C. L. McManus. both of Corsicana; Ray McManus. Dallas; Jack McManus, Houston; Robert McManus, Emhouse, and Oren McManus, Waco; two daughters, Mrs. C. W. Williams, Amarillo, and Mrs. J. B. Collins, Emhouse, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be C. B. Turner, A. C. Richards, Frank Seeley, Earl Brown, T. D. Salter and C. M. Dixon.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mary Bell "Mollie" (Pierce) Steen
Jan 30, 1881 - Oct 15, 1958


Mrs. I. N. Steen Dies Wednesday

Mrs. I. N. Steen, 77, 1618 West Third avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Thad E. Son, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Van Buren, Ark., Mrs. Steen had resided in Corsicana for 30 years.

Surviving are her husband, a son, E.I. Steen; two daughters, Mrs. John Farish and Mrs. George Robinson all of Corsicana; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three brothers, D.L. Pierce, Kerens, Will Pierce, Roane, and Joe Pierce, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Victoria Thompson, Corsicana and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Mary Ella (Douglas) Boyte-Waters
Oct 15, 1867 - Jul 1, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY 2 P.M. FOR MARY ELLA WATERS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Etta Waters, aged 79 years, native of Tennessee, who died at the family home, 2005 West Thirteenth avenue, Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from Memorial Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. K. Maguire, Waco Baptist minister, formerly pastor of Memorial. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Mrs. Waters was a long-time resident of Navarro county.
Surviving are eight sons, J. L., O. C., I. N., O. D., C. C. and Ruby Boyte, all of Corsicana; F. E. Boyte, Fort Worth, and A. B. Boyte, Pasadena; two daughters, Mrs. M. E. Sullivan and Mrs. Deola Law, both of Corsicana; 41grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ida Cochran, Corsicana; two brothers, J. W. and C. C. Douglas, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Clarence Sullivan, Billy Ed Sullivan, Burnett Bondurant, Henry Clay Boyte, Lawrence Boyte, Lloyd Nickles, all grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Edna (Brown) Boyte
Jan 13, 1911 - Oct 17, 1962
Mrs. Boyte Dies Here Wednesday

Mrs. Edna A. Boyte, 51, widow of the late O. D. Boyte, died Wednesday morning at 1508 North Commerce street.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd and David Boyte, a daughter, Diane Boyte; father, G. C. Brown; mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown; all of Corsicana; three
brothers, Ellis and Reuben Brown, both of Corsicana, and Lindsey Brown, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Anna Mae Rhoff, Killeen, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at McCammon's early Wednesday afternoon.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Boyte
Funeral services for Mrs. Edna A. Boyte, 51, who died Wednesday morning at 1508 North Commerce street, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B . Huntsberry, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Mrs. Boyte was the widow of the late O. D. Boyte.

Surviving are two sons, Lloyd and David Boyte; a daughter Diane Boyte; father, G. C. Brown, and mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown, all of Corsicana;
three brothers, Ellis and Reuben Brown, both of Corsicana, and Lindsey Brown, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Anna Mae Rhoff, Killeen, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. V. May William Young, Loyd Nichols, Jesse Keele, J. T. Glasgow and Ross Maxfield.

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John Lesley Boyte
May 3, 1892 - Apr 27, 1958

Tuesday Services For J. L. Boyte
Funeral services for J. L. Boyte, 66, who died in Memorial Hospital Sunday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.
A native of Tennessee, Boyte had resided in the Corsicana area for 45 years and formerly was employed by Magnolia Pipe Line Company
and local furniture establishments.

Surviving are a son, Clyde Boyte, Levelland; three daughters, Mrs. C. C. Hayhurst, Norfolk, Va.; Mrs. Howard Walker, San Francisco, and Mrs. B. K. Bondurant, Sundown; 10 grandchildren, and one great grandchild, seven brothers, I. N., O. D., Rube and Clem Boyte, all of Corsicana; Frank Boyte, Fort Worth, and Andrew Boyte, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Sullivan and Mrs. Deola Lowe, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers.


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CARD OF THANKS
We wish to take this means to thank each and every one for their thoughtfulness and kindness in the passing of our loved one, J. L. Boyte. Our thanks to the doctors and nurses of the Memorial Hospital, and those who set by his bedside through the long night hours. A big thanks to our older neighbors, who prepared food, and for the flowers they sent. Thanks to all for the many beautiful flowers. A special thanks to the ladies of the Calvary Baptist church, who sent such a beautiful meal, we don't know the words to use to thank Bro. Chester Odom for his own words of comfort and the hope and comfort he brought from God's Holy Words, may God bless his young life in His service is our prayers. We wouldn' t forget our gratitude to Corley's Funeral Home for their kindness and service. May God's richest blessings be with all.—

The Family of Mrs. Burnett Bondurant. Mr. Clyde Boyte, Mrs. M. E. Sullivan and Children, Mrs. Deola Lowe and Children, The Seven Boyte Brothers and Family.

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Laura Jane (Way) English
Jan 6, 1874 - May 8, 1930

Woman Buried at Frost Saturday

Mrs. J. T. English, former resident of Frost, died at Luden Thursday morning and funeral services were held at Frost Saturday afternoon at 3:30.
Surviving are her husband, four daughters, two sons, one sister and three brothers.
Funeral services were held at the home of her sister, Mrs. Blackburn.

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Funeral services were held at Frost. cemetery Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Tom English, who lived at the time of her death near Stanford. The services were conducted by her nephew, Rev. Bryson English of Paris, Texas. Mrs. English is survived by her husband and seven children and a host of friends and relatives.

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Laura Jane (Way) English
Jan 6, 1874 - May 8, 1930

AT REST.
Mrs. Laura Jane English, wife of J. T. English of Lueders, Texas, died Thursday noon, May 8, 1930, at her home at Lueders. Mrs. English, nee Miss Laura Jane Way, was born January 6, 1874, at Old Cross Roads, two miles south of Frost, Texas, and on July 19, 1896, was united in marriage to J. T. English. To this union six children, two boys and four girls, were born, all of whom are still living. These and 15 relatives had gathered to be with their idolized mother as her life slowly ebbed away and to give her all the tender care that was possible.
Mrs. English accepted Christ as her savior under the ministry of her father, Rev. J. G. Way, at Warren Chapel, near Purdon, and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church. South, at Jones' Ranch, of which church she was a faithful member until her death. She loved her church and lived a true Christian life, never complaining of the hand of affliction laid upon her in her last years. Mrs. English lived a life in her home that was a good Christian life and made a good Christian home for her children and lived to see all of them unite with her church. Mrs. English never grew tired of doing service for her church, her neighbors, or her lodge.
Funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Laura Blackburn of Frost, her niece. The services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Richerson, pastor of the Methodist church at Frost. Rev. A. B. English, pastor of the Methodist church at Paris, and Rev. Walter Griffith of Corsicana assisted in the services. The body was interred in the Frost cemetery beside the beloved niece of the deceased, in the presence of a large assemblage, at 3 o'clock on Mother's Day, Sunday, May 11, 1930.

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Callie Donia (Boles) Sheppard
1874 - May 14, 1957

Mrs. Sheppard Of Frost Dies

Mrs. John Sheppard, 82, of Frost died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning,
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Porter Bailey, Frost; two sons, Lee Sheppard, Frost, and Farris Sheppard, Athens, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Mrs. Sheppard Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Donia Sheppard, 82, of Frost, who died Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital, were held from the Frost Baptist church Wednesday at 3 p. m. Burial was In the Frost cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor, and Rev. Earl G. Harper, pastor of the First Methodist church of Frost.

A native of Henderson county. Mrs. Sheppard resided at Drane several years before moving to
Frost 62 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Farris Sheppard, Malakoff, and Lee Sheppard, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Bailey, Frost; four grandchildren,
two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. B, Jones, F. S. Malone, Carroll Young, Joe Bailey, Hubert Bailey and Charlie Green.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Minnie (Crouch) Littlejohn
Mar 24, 1891 - Oct 7, 1965

Hold Services Mrs. Littlejohn

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Littlejohn, 74, long-time Frost cafe operator, who died in Hillsboro Thursday, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. G. H. Gregory, Dallas, and Mrs. Vance Laverty, Corsicana; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Annie Nelson, Hillsboro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. S. Malone, J. O. Williams, Grady Sunnerall, Joe Ervin, Kenneth Logan and R. L. Griffis.

Griffin directed.

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Benjamin Henry Cotten
Jul 10, 1880 - Dec 27, 1952

B.H. Cotten Rites Are Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Benjamin Henry Cotten, 72, farmer, Route 5, who died in Memorial Hospital late Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M.O. Southerland, Powell Baptist church, and Rev. Gerald Kaye Methodist pastor at Powell and Eureka. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.

Cotten was critically injured Wednesday night near Athens, Henderson county, when his car overturned in a ditch. He was discovered under the automobile an hour later.

The injured man was taken to Henderson County Memorial Hospital and Thursday was brought to Memorial Hospital here where he underwent surgery.

Surviving are two sons, Charles W. and Dorsey A. Cotten, and a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Dillard, all of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; a brother, Robert Cotten; and four sisters, Mrs. Kate Criswell, Mrs. Robert Stone, Mrs. Chester Bristow and Mrs. Beulah Barr, all of Athens, and other relaatives.

Pallbearers were members of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

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Bonnie Saunders
Aug 6, 1900 - Jan 12, 1972

B. Saunders
BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)-- Bonnie Saunders, 71, a lifelong resident of Frost died Wednesday at 6:30 a.m. at his home in Frost.
He was owner and operator of a service station in Frost at the time of his death He was a member of the Blooming Grove Christian Church and the Odd Fellow Lodge in Frost. He was married to Ethel Gordon in 1933 at Blooming Grove.
Surviving are his widow of Frost; five brothers, Hadley Saunders of Fort Worth, Albert Saunders of Blooming Grove, Euil Saunders of Waxahachie, James. T. Saunders of Corsicana, and Sanmy Saunders of Blooming Grove; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters and four brothers preceded him in death.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Wesley Howard officiating and burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove under the direction of McCormick Funeral Service, Blooming Grove.
Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Florence Idella "Flonnie" (Perry) Warden-Willeford-Yancey
Oct 23, 1874 - Mar 31, 1939

TUPELO WOMAN DIED FRIDAY; BURIAL WAS
IN BLOOMING GROVE
BLOOMING GROVE, April 6.—(Special.)—Funeral services were held from the Tupelo Methodist church for Mrs. J. W. Yancy of Tupelo who died Friday. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery here. Grandsons and nephews were pallbearers. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dick Lowrey. Surviving are her husband of Tupelo; four daughters, Mrs. D. L. Braly, Wichita Falls; Mrs. C. L. Boswell, Sweetwater; Mrs. Ron Whatley, Red Oak, and Mrs. Buford Whiteside, Electra; and four brothers, Frank Perry, Corsicana; Morgan Perry, Barry; Kirkland Perry, Big Springs, and Revis Perry, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

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Jessie McPherson Seaton
Aug 6, 1872 - Oct 5, 1962

Jesse Seaton
Rites Sunday
DAWSON, Oct. 6 — (Spl) — Jesse M. Seaton, 90, retired farmer, died at the home of a son, Elmer Seaton, Friday after a long illness. He was a native of Missouri but had resided here 12 years.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cecil Nash, pastor of the Community Baptist church, and Rev. Dan Taylor, pastor.
Surviving are five sons, Elmer Seaton, Dawson; J. R. Seaton, Hot Springs, Ark.; Marvin Seaton, Elk Grove, Calif.; Floyd Seaton, Houston, and Johnny Seaton, Corsicana; seven daughters, Mrs. Clara Grant, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Allie Mae Dunn, Harrison, Ark.; Mrs. Ethel Craswan, Hot Springs, Ark.; Dorothy Seaton, Tyler; Mrs. Gladys Woolverton, Lanevllle; Mrs. Ruby Barnes, Montgomery, La., and Mrs. Stella Arhlett, Odessa; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Eubanks directs.

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Ada (Ivy) Simpson
Nov 24, 1878 - Jan 14, 1964

Mrs. Simpson Dies Tuesday; Rites Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 15 (Spl.)— Mrs. Ada Ivy Simpson 85, widow of the late Frank Simpson. Blooming Grove banker for many years, died Tuesday in San Antonio where she had made her home for n number of years.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a. m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove. The pastor, the Rev Hubert Taylor, will officiate.
She is survived by two sons, Frank H. Simpson and Louis Simpson of San Antonio; one stepson, Ray Simpson of Stanton; one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Conner of Fort Worth; one brother, W. Tom Ivy of Sweetwater; one sister, Mrs. J. I. Riddle of Mexia; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two nieces; Mrs. Rufus Pevehouse of Corsicana and Mrs. Thelma Orme of Blooming Grove.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Valeria Hortense (Clough) McMillan
Sep 10, 1839 - June 24, 1937


AGED WOMAN DIED MONDAY NIGHT AT CORSICANA HOME

Mrs. Dalecia H. McMillan, aged 97 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at 907 West Eleventh avenue Monday night at 8:30 o'clock.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor, conducting the rites. Interment was made in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are four children, Z.A. McMillan, Wichita, Kan., L. McMillan, Corsicana; Mrs. Helen Fields, Austin, and Mrs. C.B. Masters, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Ruby Inez (Anderson) Prater-Weisinger
Dec 25, 1914 - Apr 26, 1993

Ruby Weisinger, 78, of Corsicana died April 26, 1993, in San Antonio.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating. Services will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby Weisinger, 78, of Corsicana, died April 26, 1993 in San Antonio.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. April 29, 1993 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Dr. david Hale officiated. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 25, 1914 in Hill County, Texas. She was a life long member of the V.A. Ladies Auxiliary. She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, John L. Prater in 1961 and Charles Weisinger in 1990.

She is survived by one son, J.R. Prater of San Antonio; six step-children; three grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Claudia Mae (Fansler) Jennings
Sep 13, 1891 - May 13, 1974

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Claudia Jennings, 82, Emhouse, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Leroy Reeves and the Rev. Robert Lindsey will officiate. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery.

A native of Pine Bluff, Ark., she had resided in Emhouse the past 50 years and was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Odie Powers of Duncan, Okla., and Mrs. C. J. Armstrong of Emhouse; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Shows, Stokes Armstrong, Ernest Stokes, Roy Posey, John Gillen and Aubrey Fincher.

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Martha Louise "Mattie Lou" (Gore) Reid
Sep 24, 1891 - Apr 16, 1974

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Tenenssee Colony Church for Mrs. C.T. (Mattie Lou) Reid, 82, resident of Montalba, who died Tuesday in Palestine.

U.V. Wallace will officiate, and burial will be at Pattison Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She was a native of Lincoln, Ala., and moved to Texas in 1902.

She was preceded in death by her husband June 10, 1953.

Survivors include four sons, C.T. Reid Jr. of Cleveland, A.T. Reid of Arlington, F.E. Reid of Daingerfield, J.M. Reid of Denver, Colo.; four daughters, Mrs. Zella Ellis of Dallas, Mrs. W.S. Montgomery of Powell, Mrs. B. Wooten of Ennis, Mrs. Norman Blakeslee of Irving; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a brother, O.B. Gore of Montalba; a sister, Mrs. Lidia McKenzie of Tennessee Colony; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Alma Arlina (Jarvis) Glenn
Oct 10, 1871 - Oct 21, 1945

Funeral Services Held Monday For Mrs. A. A. Glenn

BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 26.—Funeral services for Mrs. A. A. Glenn, aged 74 years, who died Sunday, were held Monday afternoon with interment in the Grange Hall cemetery.
Survivors are three sons, John C. Glenn. Waxahachie; E J. Glenn, Blooming Grove, and Jim T. Glenn, Mission; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Wiggs, Blooming Grove; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mary Ellen (Manning) Hux
Aug 15, 1862 - Aug 15, 1940

Mrs. Mary Ellen Hux Died At Pittsburg; Is Buried Grange Hall

PITTSBURG, Aug. 26.—Mrs. Mary Ellen Hux, 78, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leroy Unger, after a long illness.
The body was taken to Navarro county for burial at Grange Hall. Mrs. Hux is survived by four daughters and other relatives.

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Walter Obediah Russell
Nov 17, 1887 - May 14, 1962

W. O. Russell Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Walter O. Russell, 74, of Blooming Grove, who died early Monday in Memorial hospital, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the McCormlck chapel in Blooming Grove.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the First Methodist church of Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Grange Hall cemetery. Mr. Russell's nephews served as pallbearers,
Mr. Russell was a native of Barry, but had lived in Blooming Grove 29 years. He was a retired blacksmith, garage operator and service station owner.
Surviving are the wife, of Blooming Grove, three sons Gunnery Sergeant Ray P. Russell, First Marine air wing Iwakuni, Japan; Thomas G. Russell of Grand Prairie and John H. Russell of the United States embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; step-mother, Mrs. Matilda Russell of Barry; a brother, Bill Russell of Wilmer, three sisters, Mrs. Anne Spence of Lake Jackson, Mrs. Effie Munns of Barry and Mrs. Mary Jones of Corsicana; and seven grandchildren.

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W. O. Russell Dies Monday William O. Russell, 74, native of Barry, resident of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial hospital early Monday. He was a retired blacksmith, garage operator and service station owner. He had resided in Blooming Grove 28 years. Funeral services are pending advices from a son in Europe, but will be held from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in the Grange Hall cemetery. Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; stepmother, Mrs. Matilda Russell, Barry; three sons, Gunner Sergeant Ray R. Russell, 1st Marine Air Wing, Iwa Kuni, Japan; Thomas G. Russell, Grand Prairie, and John H. Russell, U. S. Embassy, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; a brother, Bill Russell, Wilmer; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Spence, Lake Jackson; Mrs. Effie Munns, Barry, and Mrs. May Jones, Corsicana, and seven grandchildren.

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Martha Alice (Ritter) Idlett
Mar 7, 1863 - Mar 24, 1942

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. IDLETT AT BLOOMING GROVE

BLOOMING GROVE, March 27. —(Spl.)—Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Martha Alice Idlett, aged 79 years, who died at her home here Tuesday night following a short illness. She was the widow of the late C.D. Idlett.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. G. Griffith, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, Methodist pastor. Burial was in Grange Hall cemetery.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Thenia Gerron, Ennis, and Mrs. Nanny McMurry, Three Rivers; two sons, G. W. Idlett, Snyder, Okla., and J. S. Idlett, Ennis; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were L.R. Low, G. D. Gillen, E. J. Glenn, Will Fulton, Gilmer Sheppard and J. D. George.
McCormick's Funeral Service was in charge.

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Donnie Pearl (Kilgore) Garretty
July 9, 1900 - Jan 15, 1976

Mrs. Garretty
KERENS — Services will be 1 p.m. Sunday in the Petersburg Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Donnie P. Garretty, resident of Kerens, who died Thursday night in Evergreen Nursing Home in Corsicana. The Rev. Clifton Whittley will officiate, and burial will be at Round Prairie Cemetery.

She was a member of the Queen Mary Chapter O.E.S. No. 196.
Wake services were held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Ellis Garretty; two brothers, Lewis Kilgore of Fort Worth and Archie Kilgore of Overton, and other relatives.

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Amanda Bell "Mandy" (Clark) Ward
Mar 9, 1841 - Aug 1, 1921

Death of Aged Lady

Mrs. Amanda Ward of Long Prairie died August 2nd, after a short illness. She was visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. B. Chitty near Mabank at the time of her death. She was born March 9, 1841, and was married to T. S. Ward in 1865. She came to Texas in 1884. She leaves four children, Mrs. J. M. McCluney of Corsicana, Joe Ward of Henderson county and Dan Ward of Long Prairie. She had been a member of the Methodist church since girlhood. Her remains were laid to rest in Long Prairie cemetery Tuesday.

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Thomas Melvin Kent
Feb 20, 1880 - June 26, 1962

Hold Services For T. M. Kent

Final rites for T. M. Kent, 82, retired farmer-rancher who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night, were conducted in McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in Providence Cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Kent lived at 421 West Sixth avenue. He had been a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge No. 1060 for 48 years and was treasurer for 27 years. He had lived in Corsicana for about 15 years.

The Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of Eureka Methodist church, and The Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of Central Methodist church in Corsicana, officiated.

Surviving are a foster son, Bruce Jeffers, Dallas; four nephews, Alex and Charles Kent, both of Powell; Barney and Wilson Kent, both of Kerens; two nieces, Mrs. Lucille Leeds, Grapeland, and Mrs. Hallie Reagan, Texas City; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mollie Kent, Roane; three foster granddaughters, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hayes Bonner, Brice Bonner, Roy Jones, W. W. Wiswell, Gene Garwell and Lloyd Land.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - June 29, 1962
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Alexander B. Kent and Mary Frances "Fannie" (Meador) Kent
  • This is the Providence near Mildred

Charlotte Jane (Anderson) Nokes
Oct 6, 1843 - Mar 26, 1923

Aged Resident of Corsicana Dead

Mrs. W. H. Nokes, aged 79 years and five months, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. McNeese 1929 West Second avenue, this morning at 11:10 o'clock and the funeral will take place Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the residence of Mrs. McNeese, with burial in the Cunningham cemetery three miles west of Corsicana.

The services will be conducted by the Rev. W. A. Sanders, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church and the Rev. ?. G. Vincent , pastor of the Church of Christ.
The deceased is survived by six children, three daughters and three sons as follows : Mrs. J. M. McNeese and Mrs. J.J. Castles both of Corsicana and Mrs. Fred L. Hamilton of Ft. Worth, R S. and E. C. Nokes, both
of Corsicana, and J.W. Nokes of Corbet.

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Charlotte Jane (Anderson) Nokes
Oct 6, 1843 - Mar 26, 1923

Funeral This Afternoon Was Largely Attended

The remains of Mrs. W. H. Nokes, aged 79 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. McNeese, 1920 West 2nd avenue, were laid to rest this afternoon at three o’clock in the Cunningham cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Sanders and Rev. C. G. Vincent from the home of Mrs. McNeese and a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives followed the body to its last resting place. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

The following acted as pall bearers: Active—D. W. And R. W. Spurlock, Shreveport, La.; W. J. Nokes, Blooming Grove; M. L. Spurlock, Corsicana; Bebe Nokes, Corbet, and George Nokes, San Antonio, all of whom are grandsons of the deceased. Honorary—Dr. T. B. Bounds, A. J. Davis, S. H. Lee, Dr. E. H. Newton, A. E. Haslam, Drs. Dubart and T. A. Miller, F. P. McCuiston, Jack Megarity, E. E. and W. N. Hamilton, Dr. M. S. Hanks, W. M. Archer, V. C. Megarity, F. G. Culbertson, Dr. J. J. Hamilton, W. H. Dunn, Dr. S. J. Roosink, W. W. Walton, J. D. Duncan and J. H. Woods.

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Broken Hearts.

“It is always raining somewhere. Tears are ever falling. Always some heart is breaking. And the rain beclouds other eyes. And the breaking hearts, make other hearts bleed, too.”

Many hearts in Corsicana go out in deepest sympathy to their bereft friends of the past two weeks—Mrs. J. R. Blair and Mrs. E. M. Polk in the loss of their husband and father; Mrs. J. C. Ma--ne, Jr. in that of her husband and Mrs. J. M. McNeese, her aged mother. We know that hearts are broken, and long to be able to allay the pain by words of comfort; for the only healing salve for hearts that are breaking comes out of the hearts that have been broken. Time alone, with the realization and recognition of His presence, so wonderous and quieting, so soothing and calming and warming, can heal your broken hearts, so take comfort in “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart.”—Psalm xxxiv. 18. “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds”—Psalm cxivii. 3. “My heart is overwhelmed: lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”—Psalm ixi. 2.

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Vivian Hope (Straubing) Lieser
Apr 2, 1938 - May 7, 2011

Vivian Hope Straubing Lieser, 73, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2011, at the Sterling House of Ennis.

She was born on April 2, 1938, to Edward Andrew and Gladys (Young) Straubing in Chicago, Ill. She grew up in Chicago and Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1956.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2011, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, in Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Johnny Mansell officiating.

Arrangements by J. E. Keever Mortuary, Inc., Ennis.

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Catherine Mae (Dunagan) Peevy
Dec 31, 1929 - May 26, 1993

Catherine Peevy, 63, of Corsicana, died May 26, 1993, in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Pentecostal Church, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating Burial will be in Emmett Cemetery in Emmett, Texas. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 31, 1929, in Post, Texas. She was a member of First Pentecostal Church of God and an employee of Navarro Regional Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Truitt Peevy of Corsicana; one brother and sister-in-law, Bobby and Betty Dunnagan of Meeker, Okla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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