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Winnie Lee (Vaughan) Ray
Mar 7, 1892 - Oct 17, 1977

Mrs. Ray
Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Winnie Lee Ray, 85, resident of Glen Rose, who died at Corsicana Nursing Home today. She was a native of Ellis County. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Willie Louise Perkins of Corsicana, Mrs. Letha Maurice Spinks of Glen Rose, three sons, Thorp Ray of Gould, Ark., Joe W. Ray of Fresno, Calif., and Charley Lee Ray of Corsicana; 21 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Lula Mae Rutherford, Mrs. Hattie Armstrong, and Mrs Helen Robinson, all of Corsicana; and two brothers, W. W. Vaughan
and J. W. Vaughan, both of Corsicana.

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William C. Read
Jan 3, 1910 - Sept 19, 1977

W. C. Read
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W.C. Read, 67, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.
The Rev. J.E. Solomon and the Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
He was a native of Navarro County, lived in Corsicana seven years, was a retired service station operator and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a son, Hollis Riggs of Corsicana; three grandchildren, a brother, T.L. Read of Houston; and three sisters, Mrs. Lora Bates of Mesquite, Miss Goldie Read of Seagoville, and Mrs. Mable Pennington of Alvin.

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Mary Sue (Hart) McNeill
Oct 23, 1911 - Nov 20, 1976

Mrs. McNeill
Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary Sue Hart McNeill, 65, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.
The Revs. Howard White and Peter Kash will officiate with burial following at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Survivors include her widower, Johnny Dale McNeill of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hub Hart of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Bruce and Mrs. Marjorie Terrell, both of Corsicana; two brothers, Steve Hart and
James Hart, both of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be C. F. Dominy, Hobert Brooks, J. D. Brittain, Paul Miller, Raymond Gunter, Stanley Gorman, W. C. Galloway and Paul Dresser.

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Elbert Ben Patterson
Dec 24, 1894 - Feb 5, 1943

ELBERT PATTERSON DIED HERE FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

Elbert B. Patterson, age 49 years, resident of Corsicana all of his life, died at his home at the Byrd Hotel Friday morning.
Funeral services will he held some time Saturday from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Rosa Etta Patterson, Corsicana; four sons, Marshall Patterson, Orange; Jack Patterson, Corsicana; William E. Patterson, Corsicana; Billy Patterson, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Marvin Reed, Angus; his mother, Mrs. Laura Patterson, Corsicana; four brothers, H. H. Patterson, Camp Hood; Vernon Patterson, U. S. Army; Clyde Patterson, Corsicana; M. H. Patterson, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. G. B. Holder, Tyler
Mrs. L. E. Gentry, Alma; three grandchildren and other relatives.

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Albert Anderson King
Dec 19, 1897 - April 6, 1969

Albert A. King, 71, retired Cotton Belt railroad employee and veteran of World War I, died Sunday in All Saints' Hospital in Fort Worth where he lived.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lively Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Fort Worth; one son, George King, Liberty; two daughters, Mrs. Robert Harwell, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Sam Whitehead, Vicksburg, Miss.; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; one brother, W.B. Barnett, Las Vegas, Nev.; and one sister, Mrs. Ellis McGaughy, Beaumont.

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Samuel Osburn Young
Feb 26, 1887 - April 4, 1969

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Sam O. Young, 82, who died Friday. The Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of which he was a member, officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, two grandchilden, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

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Bronnie Frank McNabb Jr.
Aug 3, 1951 - May 17, 2011

Bronnie Frank McNabb Jr., Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Claremont School of Theology, in Claremont, Calif., died peacefully at Midland Memorial Hospital in Midland on Tuesday, May 17, 2011. Immediate members of his family were at his bedside continually before his death.

He was born in Corsicana on Aug. 3, 1951, and is the son of Bronnie F. and JoAnn Nagy McNabb. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1969 and attended Baylor University where he received a BS from Hankamer School of Business. He holds a graduate degree from Southern Methodist University Graduate School of Banking as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Duke University.

He was employed by First Bank and Trust in Clarendon for 18 years, where he served as President and Chairman for 11 years. He sat on numerous boards, including The Texas Bankers Association, The American Bankers Association, The Don and Cybil Harrington Cancer Center in Amarillo, and The Federal Reserve and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarendon, where he served in many leadership capacities.

After obtaining his degree in Theology, he was ordained into the Methodist Ministry in the Western North Carolina Conference in 1997 and served as President of the United Methodist Foundation of Western North Carolina in Charlotte, N.C. before acting as the Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif. for the last nine years. Bronnie was an avid runner and reader and an active and devoted member of the United Methodist Church. His generosity and wisdom touched so many lives and his sense of humor and magnetic personality will be truly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Bronnie Frank McNabb Sr., and survived by Anna Beth Simmons McNabb; daughter, Margaret Anna McNabb; son, James Madison McNabb, all of Charlotte, N.C.; mother, JoAnn Nagy McNabb of Corsicana and Midland; sister, Nancy McNabb Graf of Vernon; and nephews, John Kenneth Graf of Dallas, and Christopher McNabb Graf of Houston. He is also survived by Linda and Autry Stephens, and Joe and Lou Nagy of Midland, and Billy McNabb of Corsicana.

Mr. McNabb fought a courageous battle against glioblastoma multi-form, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, for over three years before the disease eventually took his life. He received treatment at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA where he participated in several clinical trials before finding one drug that he responded well to, Avastin. Bronnie was a key contributor in Avastin's approval for brain cancer treatment by the FDA and in the last years of his life he worked to promote research for treatment of brain cancer so others diagnosed with this disease could benefit from successful treatment options. Memorial contributions can be made to UCLA Neuro Cancer Center, Glioblastoma Cancer Research Fund, attention: Timothy Cloughesy, MD, Los Angeles, Calif.

Memorial contributions may also be made to The Bronnie F. McNabb Jr. Theological Library Collection at First United Methodist Church, Clarendon, Texas; The Building Fund of First Baptist Church, Corsicana, or The Scholarship Fund of Claremont School of Theology, Claremont, Calif.

A visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.

Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana with the Rev. Terry Tamplen, the Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. and the Rev. Danny Reeves officiating. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Virginia "Nana" Ruth (Ward) Garlington
Jan 31, 1929 - May 18, 2011

Virginia “Nana” Ruth Garlington, 82, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on May 18, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer.

Virginia was born on Jan. 31, 1929, to Jodie and Novella Ward in Kerens.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, John W. (J.W.) Garlington; her parents,; brother, Joe Allen Ward; and grandson, Casey Eubanks.

Survivors include one sister, Martha Nell Davis and husband Manning of Cisco; two sons, Steven Garlington and wife Tere of Stanton, and Dan Garlington of Midland; two daughters, Gay Nell Banning of Greeley, Colo., and D’Ann Eubanks and husband Jeff of Robert Lee, Texas; six grandchildren, Will Garlington, Brandi Banning, Sharla Barger and husband Jason, Danielle Runyan and husband Steven, Lori Cerritos and husband Jesse, Colby Eubanks; seven great-grandchildren, Larrisa Banning, Zachary, Braxton, Rylee and Aubrey Barger, Caitlyn and Zachary Cerritos; two sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.

After graduating from Powell High School, Virginia attended Navarro Junior College in Corsicana, and then moved to Dallas and began her working career with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

On March 29, 1952, Virginia and J.W. were married in Kerens and the packed up and moved to West Texas. They began their life together at the Humble Oil Refining “Camp,” north of Midkiff, Texas. They moved to Robert Lee, Texas in 1976. While in Robert Lee she was an active member of the Robert Lee Baptist Church, head of the Robert Lee School cafeteria for 15 years, an employee of the Robert Lee State Bank for over 17 years, and delivered flowers for local florists for over 10 years.

Visitation will be held all day Friday, May 20, 2011 with family present from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Robert Lee location of Shaffer Funeral Home.

A service of celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, at Robert Lee Baptist Church with interment at the Hayrick Lodge Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff of 5 North at Shannon Medical Center, San Angelo, for the care that was given to Nana. The family would also like to offer special thanks to the staff at Robert Lee Care Center and Vista Care Hospice for their kind and loving care. We are grateful for the many calls, visits, and prayers, during Nana’s brief illness.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be sent to the Casey Eubanks Scholarship fund, Robert Lee EMS, Robert Lee Baptist Church or a favorite charity.

Arrangements by Shaffer Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 19, 2011
  • Published in GoSanAngelo from May 20 to May 22, 2011
  • w/o John W. (J.W.) Garlington; d/o Jodie & Novella Ward

Sam Dover
Oct 29, 1972 - May 18, 2011

Sam Dover, 38, passed away in the Navarro Regional Hospital on Wednesday, May 18, 2011.

Sam was born in Corsicana on Oct. 29, 1972, to James Lee and Gloria Dean (Vyers) Dover. He grew up in Emhouse and attended school in Blooming Grove.

He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church and he loved music and fishing.

He is survived by his parents, Noel Joe and Gloria Dover of Emhouse; one brother, Charles Ray and his wife Natalie Owens of Corsicana; three sisters, Jannessa Dover Rose of Emhouse, Rachel Dover of Tyler and Sandra Dover of Tyler; one aunt, Alice Faye Nail of Birmingham, Ala.; and one uncle, Ray Dean Dover of Byrd; four nephews; two nieces and numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, James Lee Dover.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

A Celebration of his Life will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2011, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with the Rev. Eric Larsen officiating.

Pallbearers will be Matt Lewis, Billy Humphries, Billy Beaird, Joshua Dover, Jody Beaird and Charles Owens.

Interment will follow in Grady Cemetery of Byrd.

Arrangements under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

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Roger Wayne Pillans
June 18, 1952 - May 15, 2011

Roger Wayne Pillans, 58, of St. Elmo, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 15, 2011, in Anderson County.

Roger was born June 18, 1952, in Corsicana to Wayne and Joyce Johnson Pillans. He grew up in St. Elmo where he lived all his life. Roger grew up beside his daddy farming and ranching. He loved playing football, baseball, hunting, and riding motorcycles with all the other kids in St. Elmo. Riding horses, working cows, and roping were his passion. In his adult life he loved operating trucks and heavy equipment, going to rodeos, roping and hunting. He had countless friends and loved his family.

Roger was saved at the age of 11 years old, and served the Lord through out his life. He attended Fairfield Schools and Sam Houston State University. He entered the public school teaching profession while continuing to help his daddy maintain a farm and cattle operation. He was a full time father who loved his children unconditionally without end. The Lord blessed him with a gift of love and understanding and allowed him to share this gift with many young people whom he loved like his own children. He took many into his home and taught them about living a Christian life and being an example for others to follow.

He loved playing pranks and jokes on unsuspecting people, especially his wife Linda. He could be found most nights on his ranger shining his spotlight hunting and riding the roads. He touched the life of all he encountered and will be sorely missed by family and friends but we know he would tell us to “be strong, weather the storm and go on.” We will always remember his smile, laugh, jokes and the memories he has left us.

Roger is preceded in death by his father and mentor, Wayne Pillans.

He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, Linda Pillans; his baby doll, Dana Rae Kennedy and husband Brad; his little man, Jerrod Pillans; daughters, Paige Spivey Almon and husband Wade, Kristy Spivey Reynolds and husband Ryan; sons, Trent Spivey, and Cody Saculla; grandchildren, Rance Pillans, River Pillans, Laney Almon, Karter Almon, Landon Reynolds, and Kate Reynolds; mother, Joyce Pillans; sister, Judy Pillans Hagler and husband Corky; he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and loved ones.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Alton McCann and Johnny Saculla officiating. Interment will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Johnny Mack Johnson, Johnny Day Johnson, David Johnson, Ricky Johnson, Benny Pillans, Gary Pillans, Gary Myrle Pillans, and Phil Pillans.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Julia Irene (Everett) Younger
July 23, 1883 - Jan 29, 1951

Mrs. G. C. Younger
Dies On Monday

Mrs. G. C. Younger, 67, died at the family home, 611 West Ninth avenue, at an early hour Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p. m., with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, W. C. Younger, Corsicana, and T. C. Younger, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. W. B. Auerbach, Wortham; two grandchildren, two brothers, C. R. Everett, Fort Worth, and Walton Everett, Malakoff; three sisters, Mrs. W. B. McGlohen and Mrs. Dave Donahue, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Roberts, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Mrs. Younger was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in Corsicana for 50 years.

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Miller Jeff Norwood
Sept 3, 1915 - Oct 19, 1963

Miller Norwood Dies Saturday, Rites Monday

Miller Norwood, 48, of 2107 West Second avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night . He had been in poor health for some time.

Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Westside Church of Christ with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Syd B. Wyatt, minister of the church, assisted by Kenneth Greene of Navarro Junior College.
Native of Angus, he resided at Pursley prior to moving to Corsicana a number of years ago. He was connected with the Stewart Motor Company.

Surviving are his wife; a son, Larry Norwood, and a daughter, Miss Linda Norwood, all of Corsicana; a brother, Glen Norwood, Oklahoma City; a sister, Mrs. George Richards, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were John Bradley, Rollin Harris, C. L. Norris, Wayne Oldroyd, Maco Stewart, Denver Wright , Frank Dawson and R. D. Crider.
Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Infant of Joe Henry Williams
Oct 19, 1929 - Oct 25, 1929

Infant Will Be Buried Sunday

The five-day-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Williams died at the Navarro county hospital Friday night and the funeral will be held Sunday with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery. The Corley-McMahon Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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Graham Dawson Dickson
Mar 13, 1890 - Nov 15, 1950

Graham Dickson Rites On Friday

Funeral services for Graham Dawson Dickson, 80, who died Wednesday, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
he rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor, and Rev. Roy Davis, Wortham, former pastor here. The Masons conducted graveside services.
He was a native of Dawson.
Surviving are his wife; a son, Graham Neely Dickson: a daughter, Miss Linda Rose Dickson, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Louis F. Dickson, Austin, and Harry Dickson, Tyler; a sister. Mrs. Stella Anderson, Austin.
Pallbearers were Earl Smalllng, Earl Presley, Lynn Kirkland, Dutch Wright, A. H. Bonner and Charlie Bee.

Corley directed.

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Betty K. Brown
1947 - July 10, 1947

Rites Held Tuesday For Betty K. Brown

Funeral services for Betty K. Brown, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Brown of Eloy, Ariz., who died Thursday in Arizona, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Hamilton Cemetery where interment was made.
The rites were conducted by Mrs. Joe B. Williams.

body arrived in Corsicana Monday afternoon.
Surviving are the parents, a sister and a brother.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Rosie Modena (Hopkins) Klutts
May 17, 1909 - July 16, 1992

Rosie M. Klutts, 83, of Corsicana, died July 16, 1992.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel in Corsicana with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiatnig. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Betty Jean Klutts.

Survivors include one daughter, Margie Griffith of Trinidad; two sons, Jason Klutts of Weches and George Klutts of Dallas; four brothers, Marion Hopkins and Clifford Hopkins of Van, Marcus Hopkins of Murchison and Willie Murphy of Kerens; four sisters, Lillie Rogers of Martin Mill, Bessie Klutts of Ben Wheeler and Marie Bond and Ruthie Dodd of Van; 15 grandchildren; and 27 great-grandchildren.

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Mary Francis (Mitchell) Onstott
Sep 8, 1883 - Apr 29, 1947

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Mary M. Onstott

Mrs. Mary Mitchell Onstott, aged 64 years, died at her home in Hubbard Tuesday. Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church in Hubbard Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Liberty Hill cemetery northwest of Dawson.
Surviving are her husband, Dill Onstott, Hubbard; two sons, four step-children, a sister and 16 grandchildren. One step-son, Frank Onstott, resides in Corsicana.

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Fineas M. Harper
Jan 1, 1881 - July 29, 1960

F. M. Harper, 79, Dies Thursday

Finis M. Harper, 79, retired Frost farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Frost Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree, superintendent of the Corsicana Methodist district; assisted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist
church.
Born, January 1, 1881, at Sheridan, Ark., Harper had resided in the Frost community 52 years.

Surviving are two sons, M. E. Harper, Richland, and J. F. Harper, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Eula Merrell, Santa Ana, Calif.; a brother, Floyd Harper, Corsicana; seven grandchildren and
six great-grandchildren.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Obie Lee Rogers
Oct 29, 1900 - Jul 26, 1921

ROGERS' DEATH WAS LOSS TO AIR SERVICE

Letter of Condolence From General Sent to Family of Aviator

The following letter has been received by Mrs. Ola Britton of this city from Major General Clas. T. Menoher, Chief of the Air Service:

War Department, Air Service.
Office of the Chief.
Washington, July 28, 1921.

My Dear Mrs. Britton:

It is with the greatest regret that I learn that your brother, Corporal Obie Lee Rogers, met his death in an airplane accident on July 26th at Coblenz, Germany.

Corporal Rogers' sacrifice was made in connection with the work of developing the Aid Service of the United States Army, and while rendered in time of peace is not less helpful to our country than if it had been made in battle.

The Air service loses an efficient member of its forces, who will be remembered most kindly by those associated with him in his military life. I join with my brother officers in keenest sympathy.

Very Sincerely,
CHAS. T. MENOHER,
Major General, U.S.A.
Chief of Air Service

The Mirror conveyed to the members of the family the first news it received of the death of Corporal Rogers, and at the request of Mrs. Britton, the chairman of the local chapter of the Red Cross at once took up with the War Department the matter of having the body shipped to Frost for interment in the old family burial ground, but so far has not heard from the department on the matter. - Hillsboro Mirror.

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Returned Soldier to Be Buried at Frost.
The Sun has received the following communication from the Frost American Legion Post which is self-explanatory:
Sun Publishing Co:
Corporal Obie Rodgers, who was killed in an airplane accident in Germany about two months ago, will be buried at Frost, Texas, Sunday afternoon with full military honors, the funeral being under the auspices of the Stephen A. Groves Post No. 307 American Legion.
All Legionnaires and veterans of late and former wars are urgently requested to attend.
STEPHEN A. GROVE POST, NO. 367 AMERICAN LEGION

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Walter Lenel McCord
Dec 23, 1873 - June 28, 1962

Walter McCord

Walter L. McCord, 88, retired farmer, native of the McCord community near Frost, died suddenly early Thursday morning in Twilight Home here.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Frost with burial in the Frost cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor, and Rev. C.C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Periman, and a sister, Mrs. Minnie Bruner, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Palmer, Frank Johnson, Tom Hooser, Fletcher Bonnett, Joe Brown and Nolan Brown.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - June 29, 1962
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ruthie Lee (Hendrix) Knight
Sept 15, 1949 - May 16, 2011
 

Ruthie Lee Hendrix Knight (better known as “Big Momma”), 61, passed away Monday, May 16, 2011, at her residence in Streetman.

She was born Sept. 15, 1949, in Whitewright, to Odus and Tolafaye Hendrix. Mrs. Knight attended the Presbyterian Church of Wortham.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Odus and Tolafaye Hendrix; brother, Ronnie Hendrix; and sister, Bonnie Faye Whitworth.

Survivors include her loving husband, Richard C. Knight; brothers, Odus Hendrix and wife Shelli of Whitewright, John Hendrix and wife Terry of Denison, and Bobby Hendrix of Streetman; children, Kelly Knight and wife Paula of Melissa, Stacie Strange and husband Derrell of Athens, Richard D. Knight and wife Angela of Streetman, and Terry Knight and wife Paula of Corsicana. Big Momma loved and cherished her grandchildren, Jake Sumrall, Bethy Strange, Ben Knight, Rusty Knight, Reagan Knight, Peyton Knight, Allen Knight, and Alyssa Knight; she is also survived by her two great-grandchildren.

Visitation with will be from at 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 18, 2011, at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman with Dr. Elton McCann officiating. Interment will follow at Birdston Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jake Sumrall, Ben Knight, Allen Knight, Rusty Knight, Glenn Knight, and Charlie Whitworth.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society at 1000 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billye (Wood) Chapman
Jul 27, 1931 - May 13, 2011

Billye Chapman, 79, beloved mother and Nanny, joined the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2011.

She was able to battle cancer, chemo and radiation three times in her life, only to lose her long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was an inspiration to others.

Born July 27, 1931, and reared in Corsicana, Billye was a graduate of Corsicana High School Class of 1948. Billye attended college prior to meeting the love of her life, Doug Chapman. Doug and Billye were married on Feb. 12, 1950, in Dawson, at First Baptist Church. Throughout their married life they had the opportunity to travel and enjoy seeing many sites and people, making friends wherever they went. They lived in Tulsa, Okla. for 27 years. They always considered themselves to be “transplanted Texans.” Doug and Billye were married for almost 49 years. She loved and cared for Doug during his brief battle with lung cancer until his death on Dec. 23, 1998.

Billye loved the Lord and demonstrated this faith daily. At one time she was an active member of the 11th St. Methodist Church. She was a homemaker whose job was to travel with her husband and she dedicated her life to her children. She was a volunteer for many years in everything from PTA at her children’s schools to helping those in need throughout the community. At one time she was active with the Women League of Voters. Politics, football and travel were her passions. She greatly cherished her family. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were a special delight to her.

With the progression of her health problems, Billye returned to Barry to live with her daughter and son-in-law in May of 2000.

Billye was preceded in death by parents, Otto and Bessie Wood; sisters, Lavell Nichols and Barbara Ward; sister-in-law, Dorilee Wood; and brother, Robert Eugene Wood.

Billye is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Barbara Chapman of Tulsa, Okla.; daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Larry Boswell of Barry; other survivors include grandchildren and their spouses Mylea Mitchell and Bryan of Mildred and Lara Pattison and Johnny of Corsicana, Jacob Douglas Chapman of Tulsa, Oklahoma great grandchildren, Sadie and Kade Mitchell and Riley Pattison, and brother-in-law Henry Nichols of Lake Livingston. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews along with their families.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Billye Chapman obituary.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • w/o Doug Chapman m. Feb 12, 1950 - d/o Otto and Bessie Wood - CHS Graduate 1948
  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 14, 2011
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Nancy Jackson

Nancy Jackson, colored, seventy-four years old, died at her home off South Seventh Street last night and the remains were taken to Dawson today for interment.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov. 22, 1918

Mrs. Joe Borg

Mrs. Joe Borg received Sad Message Yesterday Afternoon
Mrs. Joe Borg received a message yesterday afternoon from her brother, Ben Elliott of Dallas stating that his wife had died there yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
The funeral took place in Dallas this afternoon.
The deceased had been sick for some time with influenza and pneumonia followed which resulted in her death.
The deceased formerly lived here and she and her husband were married in Corsicana. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Georgia Short of Dallas. The deceased was a daughter-in-law of W. F. Elliott of Corsicana.

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  • Submitted by Dana Stubbs
  • Corsicana Semi Weekly, Nov. 22, 1918
     

Lewis Adyn Lynch
Nov 7, 1890 - Oct 25, 1918

Succumbed To Pneumonia
Louis A. Lynch of Zion’s Rest Died in France on October 25th
Mr. L. A. Lynch of Zion’s Rest received a telegram Saturday evening that his son, Private Lewis A. Lynch Jr., died on October 25th of lobar pneumonia. He was a member of Remount Squadron 323, Quartermaster Corps, and had been in the service five months to a day when he died.
He left Corsicana for Camp Travis on April 25th, and was soon moved to Camp Johnston, GA, after which he went overseas about the first of September.
Mr. Lynch received a letter from his son Thursday dated October 17th in which it was stated that he was in the hospital suffering from a cold, but not to worry. Mr. Lynch was in the city Monday celebrating the arrival of peace and contemplating an early home coming of his son. Word was received of his death Saturday night.

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Lewis Adyn Lynch
Nov. 7, 1890 - Oct. 35, 1918

BODY OF CORSICANA SOLDIER.

Remains of Lewis Lynch Arrive and Will Be Buried Here.

Prof. L. A. Lynch of Corsicana, received a telegram yesterday morning notifying him that the body of his son, Lewis Adyn Lynch, had arrived at Hoboken, New Jersey, and asked for instructions. Prof. Lynch wired at once for the body to be shipped to Corsicana. Lewis Adyn Lynch, who enlisted in the army from here, was twenty-eight years of age when he died, October 25, 1918, just two years ago today, in Larochelle, France,of pneumonia. The remains were interred at the time near the place of his death.

Prof. Lynch does not yet know when the body will be shipped from Hoboken to Corsicana, and it cannot yet be said when interment will take place here.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 25, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WW1 died in France reinterred in Oakwood on Armistice Day Nov. 11, 1920 s/o Lewis Alexander Lynch and Etta Sheldon (Bush) Lynch

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BODIES OF SOLDIERS SHIPPED.

Two Corsicana Soldier Boys Bodies En Route Home.

Mrs. Tom Lovett was notified by telegraph yesterday that the body of her nephew Chas. B. Johnson, was shipped that day from Hoboken, N. J., to Corsicana, and Prof. L. A. Lynch also received a telegram notifying him that the body of his son Lewis A. Lynch, was also shipped from Hoboken yesterday for Corsicana. It is expected that both bodies will arrive here Wednesday or Thursday, and funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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Armistice Day Will Be Observed as Holiday in Corsicana

Tomorrow is Armistice Day. Corsicana will observe it as a holiday.

Merchants will close their doors and business will be suspended.

The banks and postoffice will also be closed.

The schools will observe the day as a holiday.

There has been no program of any kind for the day, each one being left to enjoy it as may suit them best.

One of the sad features of the day is that the bodies of two Corsicana boys who gave their lives for their country will be buried on this memorable day.

One is Charles Bernard Johnson who will be buried from the residence of Mrs. T. W. Lovett at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon. His body reached here this morning.

The other is Lewis A. Lynch who will be buried tomorrow afternoon at 1:30 from the home of his parents, Prof. and L. A. Lynch. His body also reached here this morning.

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Notice, Ex-Service Men and Legionnaires

All members of the American Legion as well as all other ex-service men are urges to attend the funerals of Lewis Lynch and Charlie Johnson tomorrow (Thursday) afternoon.

The funeral of Lewis Lynch will be conducted from the home of his parents, Prof. and Mrs. L. A. Lynch, 801 North Thirteenth street, at 1:30 o’clock.

The funeral of Charlie Johnson will be conducted from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Lovett, 1443 West 5th Avenue, at 3:30 o’clock.

Military honors will be accorded the bodies and it is urged that all ex-service men attend the funerals.

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BODIES ARRIVE IN CORSICANA

Remains of Lynch and Johnson to be Buried Armistice Day

The remains of the late Lewis A. Lynch and Chas. B. Johnson, the two Corsicana boys who died over seas while serving their country, in the World War, reached here this morning from Hoboken, New Jersey, at which point they were landed with near 9000 others ten days ago. The bodies were accompanied from Little Rock, Ark., to Corsicana, by H. L. Weldice, of the army, who is with a detachment of artillery at Camp Pike, but whose home is in Alexandra, La. Soon after their arrival the bodies were taken to the Sutherland undertaking parlors where the pretty oak caskets were removed from the big boxes in which they had been encased. Across each casket on a strip of nickel plated metal that extended across the lid of the casket on which in raised letters was the name, number and company of the deceased. The caskets had been splendidly secure in extra good boxes, and the caskets were bright and free from any kind of blemish.

The remains of Chas. B. Johnson were taken to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Tom Lovett, from where the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3:30, and that of Lewis Lynch was taken to the home of his parents, Prof. and Mrs. L. A. Lynch, 801 North Thirteenth Street, and the funeral will be held from there at 1:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.

Members of the American Legion will act as pall bearers and will sound taps at the grave.

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Cheryl Luann (Cox) Lovett
Dec 2, 1955 - May 8, 2011

Corsicana —Cheryl Luann Lovett, 55, finished the race on Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Barry, surrounded by family and friends.

Luann was born on Dec. 2, 1955, in Lubbock, to parents Leslie and Valla Mae Cox.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Valla Mae Cox.

Survivors include her husband, Pete Lovett of Barry; son, Phillip Briggs and wife Jennifer of Longview; daughter, Jennifer Beddingfield and husband Jody of Longview; stepson, David Lovett of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter, Sara King and husband Darren of Corsicana; son, Joe Lovett, and Paul Lovett and wife Nikki of Barry; daughter, Ellena Helton and husband Heath of Gainesville; nine grandchildren; four sisters; one brother; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at Corley’s Blooming Grove Chapel, 117 S. Fordyce St., Blooming Grove.

No services are planned.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Ray Dillard "Big Iron" Scoggins
April 10, 1937 - May 11, 2011

Corsicana —Ray “Big Iron” Scoggins, 74, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

He was born April 10, 1937, in Farmersville, to Jessie Jewel and Jess Scoggins. Mr. Scoggins was a member of Missionary Baptist Church and loved listening to gospel music. He was a truck driver for more than 50 years, having owned and operated his own trucking company for many of those years prior to working for Ernest Rylie Trucking for the past three years. He loved race cars and held a world record in AHRA in his class for 17 years. Mr. Scoggins was fond of drag racing trucks and tractor trailers. He was devoted to his family and friends, and was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jessie and Jess Scoggins.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Scoggins; son, Michael Scoggins and wife Dana of Kemp; grandchildren, Matthew Scoggins of Corsicana, and Jaymi Scoggins of Kemp; sister, Joan Dorsey Rutherford of Garland; he is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers are Joe Kirk, Charlie Knott, Curtis McKenny, Bobby Compton, Gene Grace, Scott Butler, Ernest Rylie, and Carlton Taylor. Memorial contributions may be made to Missionary Baptist Church, 405 S. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billy Dean Montgomery
May 8, 1964 - May 11, 2011
 

Corsicana —Billy Dean Montgomery, 47, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2011.

He was born May 8, 1964, in Corsicana to Joann and Weldon Montgomery. He was employed as a mechanic in the family business, Rob’s Battery and Electric Co. in Corsicana.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Joann Teixera; grandparents, O.D. and Hazel Montgomery; and grandfather, Harold Hackney.

Survivors include his parents, Weldon Dean and Lee Montgomery of Corsicana; grandmother, Edith Hackney; brothers, Chad Montgomery and wife Shannon of North Richland Hills, and Joe Montgomery and wife Tanikka of Blooming Grove; nephews, Michael Montgomery of Corsicana, Allen Gonzales, Luke Gonzales of North Richland Hills, and Kyler Kinsey of Blooming Grove; nieces, Lauren Gonzales of Corsicana, Aubrey Leigh Montgomery, and Kenadie Kinsey of Blooming Grove; fiancé, Andrea Davis of Corsicana; he is also survived by his step-father, Danny Teixera of Jacksonville, Fla.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Mr. Lewis Palos officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Navarro County, P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, TX 75151.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Jesse Thomas Luzadder
March 31, 1993 - May 6, 2011

Corsicana —Jesse Thomas Luzadder, 18, of Richland, passed away on May 6, 2011, at his residence.

He was born March 31, 1993, in Shreveport, La. Jesse grew up in Richland and Corsicana, and attended school in Corsicana, Kerens, and Mildred public schools. He is loved and missed by so many family and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Christopher Shawn Phillips; grandfather, Thurlow Mooney; grandmother, Dorothy Graves; grandfather, Bill Graves; uncle, Don Rutledge; and best friend forever, Dillian McCulloch.

Survivors Include his father, Allan Luzadder Sr.; mother, Donna R. Phillips; grandmother, Jennie Mooney; brothers, Bandey Phillips and wife Misty, and Allan J. Luzadder Jr. and wife Samantha; nephews and nieces, Harley Phillips, Brian Tomlinson, Kaylor Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Wesley Luzadder; uncles and aunts, Joyce, Valerie, Laurie, Cindy, Tammy, Sandra, Ann, Jimmy, Elton, Archie, David, and James ; he is also survived by many other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday, May 13, 2011, at Richland Prayer Garden across from the Richland Civic Center. The family requests that visitors bring photos and memories of Jesse to share.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, with Pastor Eddy Jones officiating.

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

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Jennie B. Ellis
About 1911 - May 8, 2011

Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — Jennie B. Ellis, 100, of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday May 8, 2011, at Jeffery Place in Waco. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at First Independent Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry L. Polk officiating. Interment will follow at Lincoln Cemetery in Dallas.

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Viola Bruce
July 20, 1917 - May 10, 2011

Corsicana — Viola Bruce, 93, of Mabank passed away on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, in Mabank. She was born on July 20, 1917, in Corsicana. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11, 2011, at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Pattie Joann (Farmer) McCann
Feb 15, 1936 - Feb 20, 2011

Corsicana — Pattie Joann McCann, 75, of Nacogdoches, formerly of Corsciana, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Memorial Hospital in Nacogdoches. Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, at Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Funeral Home, located at 5400 N. Street, in Nacogdoches. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011, in the funeral home chapel, with the Rev. Billy Joe Tubbe officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.  Arrangements by Cason Monk-Metcalf Sunset Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

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Alfred "Fred" Gonzales
About 1942 - March 11, 2011
 

Alfred “Fred” Gonzales, 68, of Corsicana, passed away at 4:07 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2011, at Ethicus Hospital in Grapevine.

He worked many years for Secode Electronics and Motorola, at locations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He owned and operated Bluebonnet Answering Service in Corsicana since 1983. Although not a veteran himself, he was a strong supporter of the VFW and American Legion organizations in Corsicana, and was instrumental in starting the Sons of the American Legion Chapter at Post 22. Many remember Fred for his guitar and harmonica playing, or from his Karaoke show “Karaoke by Fred and Debbie.” He was also an animal lover, and will be greatly missed by his cats Oreo and Domino.

Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011, in Murfreesboro, Ark.

A memorial gathering will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 17, 2011, at American Legion Post 22 in Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the Pleasant Home Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 120, Murfreesboro, AR 71958.

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William Jewel Smith
Mar 29, 1895 - Jul 21, 1976

FROST - Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Frost Methodist Church for William Jewel Smith, 81, longtime resident of Frost, who died Wednesday morning in Waxahachie.
The Rev. Frank Williams will officiate, and burial will follow at Frost Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.
urvivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Price Smith of Frost; a son, William Price Smith of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. James C. Moore of Temple and
Mrs. Bud Pevehouse of Waxahachle; a sister, Mrs. Iva Loveland of Denver, Colo.; 10 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.
Gransons will be pallbearers

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Fannie Gillaspie

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Fannie Gillaspie, 83, resident of Cryer Creek for five years, who died
at 4:20 p.m. Tuesday at her residence after a long illness.
The Rev. B.W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
She was a member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Jim Braddy of Cryer Creek and a nephew, George Eckolls of San Antonio.
Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Dora (Lezerravitch) Levine
May 15, 1892 -  Jul 19, 1976

Mrs. Levine
Services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Jake Levine, 84, native of Warsaw, Poland, and a naturalized citizen of the United States, who died Monday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. She was a resident of Corsicana.
abbi Ernest Joseph officiated and burial was at Hebrew Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, Dr. Samuel L. Levine of Roslyn, N.Y. and Phil Levine of Dallas; two daughters, Miss Beth Levine of Houston and Mrs. Helen Laibovitz of Austin; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jay Silverberg, Herb Silverberg, Julius Jacobs, Melville Samuels, Raymond Goldman, and Louis Wolens.

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Fred Moore
d. July 17, 1976

Fred Moore
Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Woodland Cemetery for Fred Moore, 48, who was accidently burned to death in a house fire early Saturday morning. The Rev. Larry Polk, First Independent Baptist Church pastor, officiated. He was an employee of the Texas Miller Hat Factory.
Arrangements were with Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary Louise Bumpers and an aunt, Mrs. Aline Williams of Arkadelphia, Ark.

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Thomas Frederick "Fred" Ware
Sep 22, 1903 - Sep 2, 1975

Fred Ware
Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Fred Ware, a retired wholesale grocer and longtime Corsicana resident.
Ware, 72, died yesterday at his home. An Angus native, Ware was also a retired oil operator.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fred Ware; two daughters, Mrs. Roark Montgomery and Mrs. Ted Klock, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren; two brothers, Frank Ware of Oklahoma City and Leory Ware of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. D. W. Honneycut of Corsicana and Mrs. Harmon White of McKinney; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ora (Moore) Pattison
Apr 24, 1884 - Sep 1, 1975

Mrs. Pattison
Funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Corley Chapel for Mrs. B. C. (Ora) Pattison, a long-time Emhouse resident.
Mrs. Pattison, 91, died yesterday in a local nursing home. A Missouri native, she was a member of Emhouse Baptist Church. She married B. C. Pattison in 1905. He preceded her in death in 1945.
Survivors include a son, Coy Pattison of Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. S. H. (Ethel) Allen of Corsicana; and Mrs. Eleanor McGaughey of
Emhouse; two grandsons, Bennie Coy Pattison of Beaumont and Wayne Pattison of Lumberton; and three greatgrandchildren. Pallbearers will be Bennie Coy Pattison, Wayne Pattison, Lester Pattison, Larry Melton, Thomas Melton, Roy Stewart, Frank Seeley Jr., and Claude Maggard.

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Cabe Washington Hambrick
July 12, 1910 - June 24, 1972

C.W. Hambrick
Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. Monday at the Emmett Cemetery for Cabe W. Hambrick, 61, of Olney and native of Navarro County. Funeral services were to be held at 12:30 p.m. today in Onley. Survivors include his widow, Ura Hambrick of Olney; a daughter, Mrs. Elaine Haire of Odessa; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Hambrick of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Hester Seale of Kerens; and three brothers, Leroy Hambrick of Olney and Joe and Lester Hambrick of Corsicana

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Louis Graham Bills
Aug 8, 1894 - June 24, 1972

SUNDAY
Funeral services for native Navarro Countian L. G. Bills, 77, recently a Graham farmer, were held at 5 p.m. Sunday at Graham.
He died Saturday at Graham of a heart attack.
A native of Emmett in Navarro County, he moved to Young County during World War I and had lived in Graham for many years.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mertie Bills of Graham; a son, Garth Bills, postmaster at Breckenridge; two daughters; a sister, Mrs. I. L. Moore of Mustang, Denton County; and several nieces and nephews including Paul Moore, former Daily Sun editor.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - June 26, 1972
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams & Diane Richards
  • h/o Myrtle Angess “Mertie” (Phillips) Bills, married Jan 7, 1915; s/o Gersham Alexander “Gary” Bills and Eugenia May (Ogilvie) Bills buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Texas
  • Red Top Cemetery, Graham, Young county, Texas

Christie Caye Blackmon
1972 - 1972

INFANT Blackmon
Gravesite rites for Christie Caye Blackmon, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Blackmon who was born Saturday at Memorial Hospital and died Sunday, were at 2 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Peter Kach officiated.
Surviving in addition ot the parents are the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Blackmon, and maternal grandparents, Mr. adn Mrs. Jimmy E. Wood, all of Corsicana.

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Howard Porterfield Bivins
Jan 13, 1888 - Jun 15, 1972

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Howard P. Bivens, 84, retired Corsicana fire chief who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Masons had charge of graveside rites at the burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
A veteran of 33 years in the Corsicana Fire Department, Bivens retired in 1958 after serving as fire chief the last 17 years of his long fire-fighting career.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Bivens of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Nyberg of Postville, Iowa, and Mrs. Lucy Starks of Mansfield, Tex.;  even grandchildren, seven greatgrandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Charlie Tieman, Bill Talkington, Bobby G. Clay, Otto Chapman, James F. Dennis and W.M. Lynch. Members of the Corsicana Fire Department were honorary pallbearers.

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Minnie (Mitchell) Riddlehoover
Oct 16, 1880 - July 22, 1935

Dawson Woman Was Buried Wednesday
DAWSON July 26.—Mrs. Pink Riddlehoover. 55, who died at her home six miles southwest of town Tuesday morning, was buried in the Dawson cemetery Wednesday afternoon.
Surviving are her husband and several brothers and sisters.

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James Charles Anderson
Jun 10, 1901 - Jul 21, 1935

J. C. Anderson Buried Friday in Pursley Cemetery

Funeral services for J. C. Anderson, 34, of Pursley, who died In San Angelo Sunday night after an illness of several months, were, held Friday afternoon at 2
o'clock at the Pursley Church of Christ with burial in the Pursley cemetery.
Surviving are his widow, two children, father, a brother and four sisters.
The services were conducted in the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Funeral Services For Pursley Man Friday Afternoon

Funeral rites for J. C. Anderson 34, of Pursley, who died in San Angelo Sunday night after a lingering illness, will be held at the Pursley Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the
Pursley cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Brince of Nashville, Tenn., who is holding a revival meeting in that community.

Surviving are his widow, two children, Doris Nell and Velton Ray Anderson, father, four sisters and a brother.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 25, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ilo (Garrison) Anderson-Broughton married Jul. 13, 1929 buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx; s/o J. D. Anderson & Zora Belle (Llewlyn) Anderson

Lucinda Jane (Gable) Vinson
Feb 22, 1853 - June 13, 1936

FORMER CORSICANAN  HELD AT DAWN
Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Vinson, aged 83 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock were held
Sunday afternoon. from the Dawson Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.
Mrs, Vinson resided In Corsicana about 15 years ago. She was born In Mississippi, but had resided in Texas for more than 60 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Dawaon, Fort Worth, and Mrs. J. K Ponder, Corsicana;  two sisters, Mrs. Betty Pitts,
Dawson, and Mrs. Jack Tankersley, Mississippi; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a niece, Mrs. K. L. MceKowh, Corsicana.

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Louise (Williamson) Jones
Feb 7, 1915 - May 17, 2011

Louise Williamson Jones, 96, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at her residence.

She was born February 7, 1915 in Corsicana to Mayme and Ed Williamson.

Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Earl J. Jones; daughter, Betty Earle Brooks; parents, Ed and Mayme Williamson; brother, Ed Williamson Jr.; and sister-in-law, Inez Williamson.

Survivors include her granddaughter, LuAnn George and companion Scott Cupit; grandson, Keith Bower and wife Rena; great-granddaughter, Kylie Ozuna and husband Johnny; brother, Cecil L. Williamson; nephew, Ed Wayne Williamson and wife Susan; great-nephew and son, Toby and Cal Williamson; great-niece, Betty Williamson; three step-grandsons and their families, Kenneth and Jennifer and Dusty Brooks, Don and Glenda Brooks and children, and Jerry and Delores Brooks; she is also survived by her cousins, Jack and Juanita O’Neill, Norma O’Neill, Barbara Ann, Royce Brownfield, and Barbara Jo and Glen Von Rosenberg.

Visitation will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Margaret Marie (McAfee) Hardy
May 4, 1941 - Jan 22, 1951

Mrs. Floyd Hardy Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday
Mrs. Floyd Hardy, 86, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 1404 North Commerce street early Tuesday morning following an extended Illness.
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracey I. Greer, pastor of the Assembly of God church, and Rev. Joe McAfee, Methodist minister.
Surviving are her husband, two children, Helen Lucille and Benny Hardy; parents, Mr. and Mrs, Terry McAfee; two brothers, Milton and Kenneth McAfee, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Terry Reno McAfee
May 15, 1892 - July 25, 1951

Rites Thursday For T. R. McAfee; Dies Wednesday T. R. McAfee, 69, a life long resident of Corsicana and vicinity, died Wednesday morning at his home, 115 1-2 North Fourteenth street. His death followed an illness of several months.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel at 4 p. m. Thursday. Burial will be In Oakwood cemetery. Mr. McAfee was employed by
the city water department for more than 15 years as meter reader. He retired last year.
Survivors Include his wife, two sons, Capt. Milton A. McAfee, Fort Hood; William K. McAfee, Corsicana; four brothers, the Rev. J. U. McAfee, Valley Mills; C. R. McAfee, Amarillo; Dr. A. M. McAfee, Port Arthur; L. R. McAfee, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. A. A. Bennett, Providence, R. I.; Mrs. Bryan Williams, Galveston; Mrs. L. G. Daniel, Texas City; Mrs. Ross Button, Corsicana, and three grandchildren.

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Thursday Rites for T. R. McAfee

Funeral services for T. R. McAfee, 59, native of Navarro County, who died Wednesday at the family home 115 1/2 North Fourteenth Street, where held from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Thursday.
McAfee, a retired employee of the Corsicana water department, had been in ill health for several months.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church, and Rev. Joe McAfee, pastor of the Tehuacana Methodist church, a nephew.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Capt. Milton A. McAfee, Fort Hood, and William K. McAfee, Corsicana; four brothers, Rev. J. U. McAfee, Valley Mills, C. R. McAfee, Amarillo; Dr. A. M. McAfee, Port Arthur, and Leroy McAfee, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. A. A.  Bennett, Providence, R. I.; Mrs. Bryan Williams, Galveston, Mrs. L. G. Daniel, Texas City, and Mrs. Ross Sutton, Corsicana; three grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Percy McKinney, Perry Bass, Ross Sutton, Dee Holder, Knox Riley, and J. A. Fullerton.
Corley directed.

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Hazel Allene (Robinson) Stroder
Aig 18, 1905 - Mar 3, 1971

Stroder Rites Set Friday

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Emmett Baptist Church for Mrs. Hazel Robinson Stroder, age 65, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. W. H. Bradberry will officiate and interment will be in the Emmett Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, E. R. Stroder of Emmett; one daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Conner of Emmett; a grandson, Gary Conner of Nacogdoches; one brother, R. L. Robinson of Dallas; and mother, Mrs. R. L. Robinson of Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Stroder, Martin Thompson, Aldrich Stroder, Mark Stroder, Carlos Moore and Kris Moore.

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Willis Margene Denn
Jun 20, 1887 - Nov 28, 1954

Willis M. Denn Rites Tuesday

Willis M. Denn, 67, longtime resident of Blooming Grove, died Sunday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. V. Prater in Dacuss, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Emmett Baptist church, with Rev. C C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, In charge. Burial will be in the Emmett Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, W. M. Denn Jr., McGregor; four daughters four brothers, George, Dacus; R S., Corsicana; Jim and W. B. Denn both of Frost; a sister. Mrs. Lessie Siebolt, Louisiana, and other relatives.

McCormlck funeral service will direct.

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Sam Denn
d March 1971

Sam Denn Rites Held

Funeral services were to be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Full Gospel Church in Thornton for Sam Denn, 62, native of Frost and long time resident of Navarro County, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Stubbs Funeral Home in Thornton directed, and burial was in Thornton Cemetery.
Denn, who resided in Thornton for the past 12 years, is survived by his wife Minnie Lou and son Sam Jr. of Thornton; a second son, Johnny Denn of Dallas; a daughter, Pattie Miller of Los Angeles; three grandchildren; a brother, E. T. Denn of Corsicana; four sisters, Juantia Dill and
Ernestine Tennyson of Yuma, Ariz., Reubine Denn of Waco, and Jozell Hartley of San Antonio; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were the deceased's associates in the Limestone County Bridge Construction Department

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Tipton Peter "Tip" Dunagan
July 4, 1890 - Apr 8, 1965

T. P. Dunagan Dies Thursday
T. P. Dunagan, 74, of Emmett died in the Care Nursing Home in Italy Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Emmett Baptist church with Rev. W. H. Bradbury, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial will be In the Emmett cemetery. A native of Emmett, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Dunagan who were one of the first families to settle In the Emmett community in the middle 1850s. He lived in the Emmett community all of his life and was a farmer and cattleman and was engaged in the buying and selling of cattle, horses and mules as a member of the firm of Dunagan and Osborne.
Surviving are his wife of Emmett, two sons, Bryan Dunagan, Emmett, and Ernest Dunagan, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Minze, Emmett; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Winford Spurlock, Weslaco, and other relatives.
He was an uncle of Otis Dunagan and Mrs. Van King of Corsicana.
Nephews will be pallbearers.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Melissa Jane (Hall) Craig
Apr 24, 1860 - May 9, 1950

IRENE, May 18. - (Spl.) - Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist chruch for Mrs. Melisia Craig who passed away Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Emmett cemetery. She is survived by four sons, Hall, Edd. Will and George Craig.

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Funeral Rites For Mrs. Craig Held Last Week

IRENE, May 15.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Melissa Craig, aged 89 years, were held from the Methodist church here Wednesday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, Methodist minister of Milford. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.

Mrs. Craig died Tuesday afternoon in Malone.

Surviving are four sons, Rev. W. D. Craig, Decatur; Hall Craig, Malone; George Craig, Hillsboro and Edd Craig, Irene; 12 grandchildren and eight-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Sab Melton, Wiley Burns, N. W. Brown and Jim Mason, all of Irene; W. P. Daniels and Edmond Wright, both of Malone.

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Travis Bryant Dunagan
Aug 23, 1892 - July 26, 1963

Hold Services T. B. Dunagan

Final rites for Travis B. Dunagan were conducted in the Emmett Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m.
A retired supervisor for the Oklahoma State Highway Department. Dunagan died Friday in Oklahoma City at the age of 71.
The Rev. W. H. Bradbury, pastor of the Emmett church, officiated. Burial was in the Emmett cemetery.
Dunagan was a native of Emmett. He moved from there to Oklahoma city 23 years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ross Trautman, Oklahoma City, Five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Luther Dunagan, Takoka, and T. P. Dunagan, Emmett; two sisters, Mrs. Winfred Spurlock, Mercedes, and Mrs. Rosa Ballew, Onley, and many other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers.
McCormick's Funeral service conducted.

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Harold Alton Dunagan, Sr.
Aug 29, 1904 - Mar 26, 1977

Harold Dunagan
Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Harold A. Dunagan, 72, resident of Corsicana, who died Satur'day at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate with burial following at Emmett Cemetery.
He was a native of Emmett, resident of Corsicana 30 years and a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mamie Dunagan of Corsicana; a son, Robert B. Dunagan of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Parr of Frost and Miss Katherine Dunagan of Corsicana; seven . grandchildren, one greatgrandchild, three brothers, Calvin Dunagan of Frost, Leon Dunagan of Fort Worth, and Cecil Dunagan of Garland; two sisters, Mrs. Odus Holcomb of Corsicana and Mrs. Mamie Kilgore of Odessa and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were to be Clyde Smith, Raymond Lewis, Tom Gallagher, Woodrow Sandlin, Buster Bramall, and Bryan Dunagan.

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Clyde Allen Ellington
Feb 23, 1897 - Oct 6, 1952

Clyde Ellington
Dies At Ft. Worth
Clyde Ellington, 58, former resident of Corsicana, died in a Fort Worth hospital Monday morning following an illness of several months.
Ellington had resided In Teague for the past 12 years, moving there from Navarro county, where he had resided all his life. He was an employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Co.
Funeral services will be held in Teague, but other arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of relatives.
Surviving are his wife, of Teague; two sons, M-Sgt. Cecil Ellington, Clark Air Force Base, Manila, Phillipino Islands; Emmett Ellington, Palmer, Alaska; a daughter, Mrs. W. T. Layfield, Kerens, and other relatives.

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Johnnie Robert Dockery
Nov 21, 1934 - Apr 16, 1973

Johnnie Dockery
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home for Johnnie Dockery, 38, who died suddenly Monday morning at his residence in Corsicana. Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.
Survivors include three brothers; Leonard Dockery, Nolan Dockery, and Vernon Dockery; three aunts and three uncles.
Justice of the Peace G.W. O'Neal returned an inquest verdict of death by an apparent . heart attack.

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Angola Alice (Hall) Renfro
Mar 7, 1893 - Nov 26, 1969

Renfro Services
Mrs. Gola Renfro, 76, a lifelong resident of Corsicana died Wednesday in Waxahachie. She was a practical nurse and a member of the Methodist Church.
The rites will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Owen officiating. Interment will be in Dresden
cemetery
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She is survived by two sons, Doyle Renfro of Odessa and R. O. Renfro of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Lackner of El Centro, Calif.; three grandchildren and one sister Mrs. Beulah Griffin of Waxahachie.
Pallbearers will be Don Renfro, Jesse Lee Young, Rev. Ken Harrington, Johnny Sirman, Marshall Howard, and C. L. Gillen.

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Tillie Mae "Pink" (Young) Harris
May 12, 1873 - May 21, 1936

WIFE OF COUNTY COMMISSIONER DIED IN BLOOMING GROVE BLOOMING GROVE
May 22, —(Spl.)—Funeral services f o r Mrs. Tillie Mae Harris, aged 61 years, wife of County Commissioner J. Wesley Harris, who died at the family home Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, were held from the Blooming Grove Methodist church Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Paul W. Utley, Methodist minister of Waco, formerly of Blooming Grove, assisted by Rev. J. W. Whitefield, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church of which Mrs. Harris had been a long-time member.
Mrs. Harris was a life-long resident of Blooming Grove. She had been in ill health for the past eight years.
Surviving are her husband, one son, J. B. Harris, Blooming Grove; one grandson, Jimmie Harris, Blooming Grove; one brother, Frank R. Young, former county clerk. Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. S. E. Robinson, Corsicana.
All departments of the county courthouse were closed during the funeral hour Friday afternoon.

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