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Robert William "Bobby" Douglas
Feb 8, 1928 - Apr 16, 1930

Little Child Died Wednesday Afternoon Burial On Friday

Robert William Douglas, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Douglas, 509 West Tenth avenue, died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with diphtheria
and the funeral will be held from the family residence Friday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR LITTLE BOY

Funeral services for Robert William Douglas, two-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Douglas, who died Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 with diphtheria, were held from his family residence, 509 West Tenth avenue, Friday morning at 10 with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Emma Virginia (Kincheloe) Todd
Apr 26, 1889 - Mar 3, 1977

Mrs. Todd
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Virginia Todd, 88, former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Lone Star. The Rev. James E. Shuler will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.
She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, George Price Todd of Seadrift and Ben McClintock Todd of Lone Star; three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Her husband, Ben M. Todd preceded her in death in 1972.
Pallbearers are Ansel Brewer, Stanley Gorman, Oran Venable, George Wilson, Anthony Capehart, and A. D. Burleson.

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Oswald Fricke
1847 - Aug 24, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OSWALD FRICKE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Oswald Fricke, aged 93 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. E. C. Kumke, 637 North Thirteenth street, Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis Hodge, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.
A native of Prussia, Germany, Mr. Fricke had been a citizen of the United States since 1890. He was connected with L. H. Lee and Bank Sutherland furniture companies here for many years.

Surviving are five children, Mrs. Martha Seffens, Pryor, Okla.; O. Fricke, Marietta, Okla.; Fred and Alec Fricke, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Kumke, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. William Koschine, Elk Point, South Dakota; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Karl Kumke and Mrs. H. C. Thorne of Corsicana are grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Leroy Fricke, Fred Steffens, Fred Fricke, Jr., Woodrow Fielder, Kenneth Hawkins and H. C. Thorne, all grandsons.

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George Ed Hodge
Oct 15, 1886 - Oct 29, 1959

Tex-Cpl 532 MTR Truck Co Mtc. World War I

Sunday Rites For G. E. Hodge
Funeral rites for George Ed Hodge, 73, World War I veteran, Route 1, Athens, who died in the VA Hospital in Marlin Thursday night, will be held from the Corley Chapel here Sunday at 2 p. m.
The services will be conducted by John L. Sullivan, Ennis minister. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
A native of Langston. Ala., he came to Ellis county in 1892 and for the past 13 years had been a farmer-rancher at Athens.
Surviving are his wife of Athens; four brothers, Alex L. Charles B., and Milton Hodge, all of Byrd, Ellis county, and Robert L. Hodge, Jr., Eureka Springs, Ark.; a sister, Miss Beatrice Hodge, Byrd, and other relatives.

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Mattie Gertrude (McMullan) Elkins
Dec 27, 1887 - June 12, 1964

Services Held Mrs. G. J. Elkins
Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Elkins, 76, were held from Corley chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of Chatfield Methodist church, officiated.
Mrs. Elkins of 102 North Twenty-Second street, died in the Hilliard-Bryan Home early Friday morning following an illness of several years. She was born, December 27,1887, at Chatfield.
Survivors include her husband, G.J. Elkins, Corsicana: a son, Van G. Elkins, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Gregory, Jr., Houston, and Mrs. R. R. Rawls, Ennis; nine grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Huffman and Mrs. Susie Wright, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. W. P. Thorp, Chatfield; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were B. F. Easterling, J. M. Hodge, J. B. Jones, Hugh Cummins, R. R. Fleming, and R. H. Gregory.

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Tommie C. Childress
July 28, 1923 - Jan 12, 1966

Rites Saturday T. C. Childress
Funeral services for Tommie C. Childress, 42, of Dallas, accidentally killed in a fall from a tree Wednesday night, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove.
Childress, native of Rankin and pipeliner, formerly resided in the Cryer Creek community.
Howe French, justice of the peace, conducted an investigation and returned a coroner's verdict of accidental death. Childress and Frank Stroud, Ennis negro, were coon hunting, the victim had climbed a tree to flush a coon, and as he was descending, fell from the tree on his head. The accident occurred near the Grange Hall cemetery. The negro walked to a farm road and went to Emhouse to spread the alarm, officers reported. Stroud told Judge French he had been picked up in Ennis by Childress Wednesday and they took the hounds to the area in a pick-up. The accident occurred about 10 p. m.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara Childress, Dallas; three brothers, J. D. and J. C. Childress, both of Emhouse, and C. C. Childress, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Charlene Collier, Emhouse, and Mrs. Gracie Ward, Dallas; mother, Mrs. C. C. Childress, Emhouse, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Dewey Johnson, C. S. (Sonny) Doyle, R. G. Stevenson, Wimp Childress, Charles Ray Collier, Jimmy Armstrong, Lloyd Frederick and Tommy Truelove.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 14, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Clara Ann (Brown) Tuel-Yarbrough-Childress s/o Charlie Clay Childress and Ethel Nobie (Derden) Childress

 


Fall Is Fatal T. C. Childress On Coon Hunt

Tommie C. Childress, 42, year old Dallasite, former Navarro county resident, was killed in an accidental fall while coon hunting near Cryer Creek Wednesday night.

Justice of the Peace Howe French, who investigated and returned a verdict of accidental death from a fall, said that Childress apparently tumbled from a tree where he had climbed to flush a coon perched in its branches.

French said that Frank Stourd, an Ennis negro, walked from the accident site to get help shortly after 10 p.m. Wednesday. Stourd was Childress’ companion on the hunt.

Stourd told French that Childress had picked him up in Ennis earlier in the day and that they took the hounds up in Ennis earlier in the day, and that they took the hounds in a pickup truck to the hunt area. He said they treed a coon about 300 yards from the old Grange Cemetery on Cryer Creek, and that Childress climbed it to force the animal from its refuge. On the way down, he related, Childress fell and hit the ground head first.

Stourd walked from the area to the Farm Road 1126 and hitch-hiked a ride into Emhouse where Childress had relatives to report the accident.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

Childress was a pipeline worker, and a native of Rankin, Texas.

His survivors are his wife, Mrs. Clara Childress, Dallas; three brothers, J. D. and J. C. Childress, both of Emhouse and C. C. Childress, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Charlene Collier, Emhouse, and Mrs. Gracie Ward, Dallas; mother, Mrs. C. C. Childress, Emhouse, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Louella (Dickey) Warren
July 17, 1883 - Aug 6, 1966

Slate Services For Mrs. Warren

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Warren, 83, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in Lafayette,La. Saturday, will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a. m.
from the Corley Chapel.
The rites will be conducted by G. R. Bolton, minister of the Church of Christ on College Hill.
Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Warren was the widow of the late Henry Warren, one of the owners of the discovery Powell Oil Field January 8, 1923. The Warren family was one of the major contributors for the construction of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ in the mid 1920s.
Native of Fayetteville, Tenn., she came to Navarro county in 1900 and taught school before her marriage in 1904. She moved to Lafayette from Corsicana two years ago.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. D. R. Mays, Minneapolis. Minn.; a son, William Howard Warren, Lafayette, La.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Duren Norris, C. F. Dominy, M. B. George, Paul Dresser, Paul Miller, Sam Skinner, R. L. Nix and J.R. Hart.

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Oliver Millege Bailey
Feb 1, 1927 - Oct 17, 2011

Oliver Millege Bailey, 84, of Navarro Mills passed away Oct.17, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Feb. 1, 1927 in Mount Enterprise, Texas to Oliver and Lydia Bailey.

Survivors include his wife, Norene Bailey of Navarro Mills; children, Lonnie Bailey of Lewisville, Gary and Lynette Bailey of Mesquite, Sherri and Ed Durant of Savannah, Texas, and Lester and Sandra Bailey of Rice; 10 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Grifin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be 11: a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Center Grove Cemetery, Livingston.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Charlette Frances (Bryan) Harwell
Feb 25, 1917 - Oct 18, 2011

Frances Harwell, 94, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at the New Chatfield Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dorothy June (Miller) Edling
July 29, 1927 - Oct 17, 2011
 

Dorothy June Edling, 87, passed on to be with the Lord Oct. 17, 2011.

Our “dear sweet mother” was loved and cherished by those who knew her. Leaving our side with aching hearts, there will forever be an empty church choir chair, stadium seat, club position, and ever-supporting family member who cannot be replaced but will always be remembered. She had the heart of a servant who willingly and gladly helped everyone around her. As a dedicated member of the Westminster Presbyterian church, her heart and soul were faithfully committed to live for the Lord.

After graduating from the University of Nebraska, the college sweethearts started the family which now spreads to all corners of the United States; starting with the oldest, Jack Allen Edling in 1950, followed by David William Edling, Barbara Gaye Edling Stockwell, Thomas Miller Edling, and Daniel Fredrick Edling. Along with successfully raising her five children, she also had a long, distinguished career as a school teacher and in service to her community. Following her retirement, she increased her commitment to volunteering and in service to the Lord. Her greatest passion was serving the Westminster Presbyterian Women’s Organization.

Family being so dear to her heart was the driving force for every holiday gathering and get-together. Attending every one of her kids’ and grandkids’ school and sporting events was another one of her passions.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond “Jack” and Cora Bell Miller.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Gaylord Edling; brother Fred Miller and wife Carlene from Lincoln, Neb.; sister Marilyn Donovan and husband Bill from Rogers, Ark.; son Jack from Fenton, Mich.; son Dave and wife Deborah from Mesquite; daughter Barbara from The Woodlands; son Tom and wife Heidi from San Diego, Calif.; and son Dan and wife Suzann from Corsicana. Grandchildren include Jake Edling and wife Missy, Ben Edling, Nick Edling; Erin Edling Williams and husband Shane, Nathan Edling, Josh Edling; Kyle Stockwell, Emily Stockwell; Margaret Edling, John Edling, Andrew Edling; Jill Edling, Chris Edling. Great-grandchildren include Ethan, Isaac, and Kade Williams; Ahava, Jake Jr., and John Edling. Numerous nieces, nephews and cherished friends were also near and dear to her heart.

Memorial service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Corsicana, reception following.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial may be made to Presbyterian Women, Westminster Presbyterian Church. 312 N. 13th Street, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Gene Erwin Moore
Mar 20, 1947 - Oct 15, 2011

Gene Erwin Moore of Terrell passed away Oct. 15, 2011 in Terrell at the age of 64. Gene was born March 20, 1947 in Corsicana to the late Zilna (Rusty) and Sudie (Holditch) Moore.

Gene enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be remembered for grilling some of the best steaks around. Gene was owner /operator of Gene Moore Paint Company for a number of years, he then worked as a general contractor until retirement.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents Zilna and Sudie Moore; a brother, Buford Moore.

Those left to celebrate his life are his wife of 22 years, Johnetta Moore of Terrell; a daughter, Stefanie Gilman and husband Doug of Pearland; a son, Dustin Moore and wife Emily of McKinney; step-son, Rick Carpenter and wife Kay of Talty; step-daughter Johnna Bohannon and husband John of Double Oak; a sister, Carol Harwell and husband David of Tupelo; a brother, Joe Moore and wife Glenda of Longview; sister-in-law Jan Moore of Corsicana; six grandchildren, Tiffany Carpenter, Neal Bohannon, Caleb Moore, Macy Gilman, Avery Gilman, Rylee Moore; as well as one great-grandchild, Brenden Carpenter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday Oct. 18, 2011, at Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell.

Graveside services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Dresden Cemetery near Corsicana.

Arrangements by Anderson Clayton Brothers Funeral Home, Terrell.

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Anita (Grimes) Sandlin-Knowles
Sept 10, 1919 - Oct 15, 2011


Corsicana — Anita Sandlin Knowles, formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday morning October 15, 2011 in Athens. Graveside services will be held on Monday afternoon, October 18, 2011 at Oakwood Cemetery at 2pm. Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home - Corsicana.

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Carl Waits
Mar 13, 1895 - Apr 24, 1917

YOUNG FARMER KILLED
E. O. Call Shot and Killed Carl Waits Yesterday Afternoon
Yesterday afternoon, near the home of E.O. Call in the Dresden community, between six and seven o'clock, E.O. Call shot and instantly killed Carl Waits, a young farmer who lived about a half mile west of Call, a double-barreled shotgun being used, and one shot fired.
Waits was about 23-years-old and two years ago Mr. Call defended him on a charge of killing a negro named Warren, who lived on the Drane farm east of Bazette, and after the accused was acquitted of this crime, he went to live with Mr. Call on his farm near where the killing occured. In the meantime Waits, during July last, married the daughter of Wade Reeves who lived in the Drane community, and since that time had lived with his father-in-law.
At the present term of the court, several indictments were found against Waits for theft, and among them was an indictment charging him with the theft of a yearling from Mr. Call. It is alleged that Waits since made numerous threats against the life of Mr. Call, and that he had been seen loitering on the road at night when he knew Mr. Call was in Corsicana. These threats had been conveyed to Mr. Call both by officers to whom Waits had made threats as well as to private citizens. Yesterday afternoon after Mr. Call left Corsicana for home about 5 o'clock and when he passed a tenant house on his farm Waits was there and soon after Call passed Waits got into his wagon and followed down the road. Immediately after getting home Mr. Call got his shotgun and went back down the road to look after some negroes he had at work in a field on the road side, and on the way he met Waits in his wagon.
Mr. Call in an interview with a representative of the Sun stated that when he met Waits he spoke to him and told him that he had caused his (Call's) wife a great deal of trouble by the threats he was making against his life and that he must quit it and that Waits made him no reply but raised up in his wagon and stooped to one side as if to got something out of his wagon. Mr. Call stated that he had his shotgun across his shoulders and that he jumped back and as he did so his gun fell, but that he caught it before it hit the ground and fired as soon as he could raise the weapon.
Waits fell back in the wagon and his team ran off carrying the dead body to the home of Waits' father-in-law.
Mr. Call came in this morning and by agreement between the county attorney and his attorneys, Callicutt and Johnson, his bond was fixed at $2000 and it was promptly given with the following surities: J. S. Calllcutt, W. W. Ballew, R. E. Prince, Jno. J, MeClellan, Luther A. Johnson, R. S. Neblett, Hawkins Scarborough, C. L. Jester, B. L. Davis, J. L. Halbert, W. M. Peck, George T. Jester, S. A. Pace, C. H. Allyn, Chris L. Knox, T. M. Key, L. R. French J. L. Ballentine, A, L. Osborne, C. L. Call, W. A. Babb, Ben F, Hartzell,Geo. E. Jester, Chas. G. Jester, Ormond Simkins, J. S. Simkins, H. S. Melear, H. C. Ballew, G. W. Tidd, Ben Howard, W. A. Tarver, Jno. H. Rice, W. B. Gray, R. J. Sanders, T. M. Cobb, J. H. Watson, R. D. Johnson, W. M. Elliott , Homer E. Pace, J. M. Blanding, Guy M. Gibson, W. J. McKie, P. F. Halbert, R. B. Molloy, R. N. Holloway, Ralph Beaton, W. W. Harris, J. B. Steel, W. B. Newman, R. R. Owen, L. B. Cobb, W. H. Jack, S. H. Jack, J.N. Garitty, W. C. Hilliard, Chas. H. Mills, L. E. McCormick.

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Dovie Louise Dowd
Jan 27, 1924 - Oct 6, 2011

Corsicana — Dovie Louise Dowd, age 87, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

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Patricia (Lewis) Everett
Patricia (Lewis) Wallace
May 28, 1949 - Oct 8, 2011

Patricia Lewis Everett, 62, of Dawson, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at her home.

Patricia was born May 28, 1949 in Frost to Pete and Velma Lucille (Dunn) Lewis. She lived all of her life in the Dawson area, attended Dawson schools and was a member of First Baptist Church of Dawson. Patricia worked at Haggar Slacks in Corsicana, the Tiger Tote in Dawson and was the manager of the truck stop in Dawson.

Survivors include son, Thomas Wallace and wife Melissa and grandson, Thomas Wallace III, of Hubbard; brothers, James “Sonny” Lewis and wife Sammie of Dawson, Bobby Lewis of Broken Arrow, Okla., Raymond Lewis and wife Ann of Purdon, Raylon Lewis and wife Clowie of Corsicana, and Eddie Lewis of Dawson; sisters, Shirley Brown and husband Charlie of Dawson, and Betty French and husband W.L. of Dawson; aunts, Wanda Dunn of Lubbock and Marie Dunn of Wortham; uncle, A.R. “Coot” Dunn and wife Virginia of Idalou; nieces and nephews, James and Angie Lewis, Darrell Lewis, Michelle Lewis, Crystal and Allen King, Leisa Hosch, John Brown, Shanna Brown, Judy and John Saberton, Jana and Eugene Ward, Hope and Chuck Edwards, Heidi and Konrad Harms, Elizabeth and Aaron Acker, Steve Lewis, Keith and Lindsay Lewis, Lori French, Bill and Candace French and Monica Lewis.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the funeral home.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Wade Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Johnson and the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

The family requests that memorials or donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 4150 International Plaza, Suite 125, Fort Worth, TX 76109 or Dawson Cemetery, P.O. Box 560, Dawson, TX 76639.

Pallbearers will be James Lewis, David Allcorn, John Brown, Aaron Acker, David Selman, Jr., Darrell Lewis, Will Geltmeier, Mitch Vardeman and John Saberton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Trey French, Jonathan French, Kagen French and John Lewis.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Letha Ellen (Reeder) Kight
Jan 22, 1921 - Oct 10, 2011

Mrs. Letha Ellen Reeder Kight, 90, of Purdon, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born Jan. 22, 1921 in Jester, Texas to Eaven Azer Reeder and Eunice Woodard Reeder.

After marrying Louis Basil Kight in Temple on Dec. 18, 1943, she lived in Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas. For most of her married life, she lived in Fort Worth.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers, J. F. “Buddy” Reeder, Monroe A. Reeder, and Jerry V.
[should be Benson] Reeder; sisters, Wanda Sue Spurrier and Gledus Wellborn; and son, Donie Louis Kight.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Betty ot; son, Douglas Kight; granddaughters, Modrel, Ginger, and Christina; sister, Verrena Luce; brothers, Thurl Clay Reeder and Ronny Jerome Reeder; and one great-grandchild.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Dresden Cemetery with Brother Darin Hyle officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Sarah (Hays) Gann
Aug 4, 1976 - Oct 9, 2011

Mrs. Sarah Hays Gann, 35, of Corsicana, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, surrounded by family and close friends. She was born Aug. 4, 1976, in Dallas to Marjorie and Vernon Hays.

Sarah was raised in Rice and loved to travel. She and her husband pastored churches in Texas, Georgia, and Colorado. They parented over 35 children through the Foster Parent System. She was a RN student at Navarro College.

She was preceded in death by her father, Vernon Hays.

She is survived by husband, the Rev. Daniel Gann; sons, Travis and Cadan Gann; daughter, April Patton; mother, Marjorie Coslett and husband the Rev. J. D. Coslett; brothers, Kenneth Hays and wife Gala, Randy Hays, and Carl Hays and wife Jency; sister, Tammy Cress and husband the Rev. Tommy Cress; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bobby McCollum, the Rev. Ben Linker, and the Rev. Jim Baker officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Richard Hays, Ethan Hays, Randy Hays Jr., Brandon Hays, Jeremy Gann and Nathan Gann.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Geraldine Jerry (Johnston) Esner
Nov 1, 1923 - Oct 9, 2011

Geraldine Esner, 87, of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011 at the Texoma Health Care Center in Sherman.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Henry Esner; parents, Cecil and Wilma Johnston; and brothers, Cecil Johnston Jr. and Edgar Earl Johnston.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Joe Roberts of Telephone, Texas; daughter, Cinda Cartlidge of Smyrna Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren, Colton Roberts of Telephone, and Christina Beddingfield of Smyrna Beach, Fla.; brothers, Winston Johnston of Corsicana, Leon Johnston of Fort Worth, and Don Johnston of Midlothian; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at the Prairie Point Cemetery Pavilion with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.

Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 219, Kerens Texas 75144.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Bobby Glenn Simmons
May 21, 1932 - Oct 9, 2011

Mr. Bobby Glenn Simmons, 79, of Sealy passed away on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, in Brookshire, Texas. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Hester (Calhoun) Perkins
About 1906 - Oct 8, 2011

Hester Calhoun Perkins, 105, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Roane Chapel Full Gospel. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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George Worth Johnston
May 13, 1928 - Oct 9, 2011

George Worth Johnston, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Temple at the age of 83.

He was born in Eureka May 13, 1928, to George Worth Johnston Sr. and Virginia Pisek Johnston. Following graduation from high school he served in the United States Marine Corp in Korea. He was a route salesman for a number of years for Third Avenue Meat Market in Corsicana and also drove a Swift Ice Cream truck.

George was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Johnston; wife, Billie McConnell Johnston; son, George Worth Johnston; and daughter, Virginia Montfort. Survivors include his daughter, Beth Niedringhaus of Palmer; step-children, Linda Selby Hardin of Corsicana, and Ricky Kelly of Corsicana; four grandchildren, Callie Jakuibik of Waxahachie, Cathlyn Collier of Clinton, Mass., Mason Montfort of Corsicana, and Mark Montfort of Corsicana; and two great-grandchildren, Dakota Estin and Savanna Estin of Clinton, Mass. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Chris Johnston of Albuquerque, N.M., and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank Piney Woods Healthcare for their help in caring for Mr. Johnston.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Corsicana Animal Shelter by calling (903) 654-4928 or any local Veterans Organizations in memory of Mr. Johnston.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011, at Griffin—Roughton Funeral Home, with graveside services being held at 2 p.m. at Eureka Cemetery with the Rev. James Williams officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin—Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dorothy V. (Hagle) Youngblood
About 1930 - Oct 8, 2011

Dorothy V. (Hagle) Youngblood, 81, of Belton and formerly of Dawson, passed away Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, in Belton. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Les Mantonya officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011, before the services at the funeral home.  Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Virginia (Blake) Henry-Brown
April 26, 1927 - Oct 6, 2011

Virginia Blake Brown, of Houston, passed away Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at the age of 84 years, five months and 10 days after battling cancer.

Mrs. Brown was born the ninth child of 10 on April 26, 1927 in Purdon to parents Robert Knox Blake and Mary Barnes Dixon. She married James Clark Brown in 1948 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1979. In addition to her husband and parents she was also preceded in death by all of her siblings; a son-in-law, Hugh Whitaker and a daughter-in-law, Cathey Henry.

Left to cherish her memory are four children, Tommie Whitaker Loven and husband Wayne of Fairfield; John Henry of Houston; Fran Hardin and husband John of Magnolia; Jim Brown and wife Vickie of Houston; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield.

Services will be 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at the Dresden United Methodist Church in the Dresden Community near Blooming Grove, with Pastor Larry Reinecke of Houston officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great-grandsons, Kevin Brown, Brian Brown, Noe Brown, Walt Jameson, Ryan Jameson, Will Jameson and Michael Jameson.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Curtis Corbin Penney
May 30, 1918 - Oct 7, 2011

Curtis Corbin Penney, 93, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011.

He was born on May 30, 1918, to Charles and Georgia Penney in Navarro County.

He married Harmolene Burns Penny in June 1940. They were happily married for 68 years until her death in 2009. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, and he loved to spend all of his time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a longtime member of Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Curtis was preceded in death by his parents; many brothers and sisters; and his wife, Harmolene Penney.

Survivors include his son, Derwood “Pop” Penney and wife Wanda of Corsicana; grandchildren, Annette Hall and husband David of Corsicana, Becky Morgan of Corsicana, and Kristy Barfknecht and husband Jayson of Bryan; great grandsons, Austin Hall of Bryan, Alan Vitters of Bryan, Corbin Hall of Corsicana, and Jaxson and Jared Barfknecht of Bryan. He is also survived by one sister, Mary Hageman of El Paso; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Rick Lamb of Northside Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund, 2800 North Beaton Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lynn Bryan McCary
May 25, 1924 - Oct 4, 2011

Lynn Bryan McCary, 87, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. He was born May 25, 1924 to Edgar Jean and Maudie Mae McCary.

He entered the United States Army Air Corps in 1942. He received training in Kearns, Utah. He served in North Africa, Tunis, and Italy during World War II. He received 12 Battle Stars and the Presidential Citation. He was employed at Sears, Roebuck and Co. for over 30 years. He loved the outdoors, hunting, and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Juanita McCary; five children and spouses: daughter, Dianne Stewart and spouse Paul of Corsicana; son, Mike McCary and spouse Cindy of Corsicana; son, Ken McCary and spouse Linda of Carrollton; son, Dale McCary of Ft. Worth ; daughter, Gale Evers and spouse Bill of Tyler; one sister, Mary Rosemond (Duckie) King; eleven grandchildren, Brent Stewart, Courtney Drain, Ryan (R. P.) Stewart, Emily McCary Gentry, Drew McCary, Jennifer McCary McGowan, Matt McCary, Tiffany McCary Stewart, Aaron McCary, Will Evers, and Haley Evers; seven great grandchildren, Colton and Elliette Stewart, Ethan and Deylan Drain, Jack Gentry, Haven and Mason Stewart. He is also survived by one brother-in-law and three sister-in-laws; numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Artice B. McNeel
Apr 7, 1924 - Oct 5, 2011

Artice B. McNeel, age 87, went home to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday morning, Oct. 5, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. He was born April 7, 1924 in Richland, Texas to Clyde and Nora Sewell McNeel.

After his graduation from Spring Hill High School in Longview, he joined the Navy in 1943 and was honorably discharged in June 1946. After returning from the service, he met the love of his life, Billie Fultz. Artice and Billie were married on May 30, 1948. They moved to Houston where Artice was already working for Charter International Oil Company. He retired as Superintendent of Production Handling in 1985.

Artice's love of the Lord led him to serve the Lord in many ways. He was a Deacon at First Baptist Church in Pasadena, TX where he also taught a couple's class. After his retirement from Charter they moved to Corsicana and joined First Baptist Church. He served the Lord in many ways, teaching a Men's Sunday School class, active in missions, Solid Rockers Choir, and the Sixty Plus game night which helped him get to know and have fellowship with his church family.

He is survived by his loving wife Billie; his children Michael McNeel and his wife Linda of Houston and Ronald McNeel and his wife Barbara of Pasadena; three grandchildren; Jennifer Martin and husband Garry of New Mexico, Trisha Averkiades and husband Joe of Houston, and Jared McNeel of Pasadena. He also has four great grandchildren; Madeline and Allison Averkiades of Houston, Lauren and Anna Claire Martin of New Mexico.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clyde and Nora McNeel, two brothers Benny and James McNeel, and two sisters Edna Fromme and Faye Worrell.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2011 in the Chapel at Griffin — Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Danny Reeves and Bro. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. A family graveside service will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Serving as pallbearers will be Wayne Rose, Jay Waterman, Bill Roberts, Joe Nelson, Jared McNeel, and Dr. Scott Middleton. Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

The family would like to thank the staff of caregivers at Heritage Oaks West and to Family First Hospice for giving such wonderful care to our loved one. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund at 510 West Collin Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Funeral arrangements under the direction of Griffin — Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Danny Estes
Mar 2, 1949 - Oct 1, 2011

Danny Estes, 62, of Lakeway passed away Oct. 1, 2011. He was born March 2, 1949 to Lyle Estes and Helen Margret Firsick Estes.

He graduated from Sacred Heart High School in 1967. He served in the United States Navy from 1969 to 1973 as an Electronics and Flight Simulator Technician and was also a member of the base pistol team. He also graduated from Central Missouri State College with a BSBA in Management. He worked for various companies, Rival in Sedalia, Missouri; Gardner in Denver, Colorado; Avery Dennison in Crossville, Tenn.; Dresser Roots in Houston; and Current Solutions in Austin. He received professional certification from the American Inventory and Production Control Society.

He was an avid sailor, loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and shooting sports. He was a member of the NRA, IDPA and was a NRA certified pistol instructor and range officer. He once jumped out of a perfectly good airplane just to try skydiving.

He is survived by his wife, Linda G. Estes; daughter, Andrea Stevson; grandchildren, Jacob Estes, Amanda Duchone, Ashley Stevson, Kaylea Stevson and Brendan Stevson; great-grandchild, Kylee Riece; siblings Robert Estes of Panama City, Fla., Michael Estes of Colorado Springs, Colo., Nancy Schutte of Sedalia, Mo., Diane Beavers of Colorado Springs, Colo.

He is preceded in death by David Merrick and step-father, Duane Merrick.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Joseph Canfield of Saginaw officiating. Burial will be at Birdston Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ray Tyler, Randy Purtell, Ron Yates, Dennis Stevson, Jacob Estes, Brian Beavers, Ryan Manicom, Phil Pietruniac and Eddie Denbow.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Imogene (Prescott) Blackmon
Feb 7, 1928 - Oct 2, 2011

Mrs. Imogene Blackmon, age 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born Feb. 7, 1928 in Columbus, Mississippi.

She attended House of Praise Church of God, and had a great love for her Lord and family. She loved being outdoors, and really enjoyed trips to Wal-Mart and Bill’s Fried Chicken.

She was preceded in death by her son, James Blackmon and a brother, Rueben Prescott.

She is survived by her daughters, Diane Watson and husband Robert of Jewett, TX, Beverly Blackmon of Corsicana, TX, and Trudy Rejcek and husband Harry of Corsicana; grandsons, Devlin Watson and wife Joni of Austin, and James Paul Blackmon of Midlothian; granddaughters, Shana Watson of Fairfield, Monica Rejcek of Dallas, Gwen Rejcek and Katie Anderson of Corsicana; four great-grandchildren; sister, Etoy Brackin of Caladonia, Miss.; brothers, Jessie Prescott and Edward Prescott of Columbus, Miss., and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. Edwin Lipsey officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Marjorie Elizabeth Richards
July 26, 1924 - Oct 1, 2011

Marjorie Elizabeth Richards, age 87, passed away Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born July 26, 1924 in Emhouse to John and Katie Bennett.

Mrs. Richards married her high school sweetheart after graduation in 1942. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was a Sunday school teacher and very active in WMU and its mission work. She was a house parent at the Corsicana State Home for ten years. She was a pink lady for seven years and served as president for one year and in 1995 she received the first Humanitarian Award presented by Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was preceded in death by her beloved parents, her loving husband of 66 years, Fred Richards, Sr., and one son John Albert Richards.

She is survived by, a son, Fred Richards, Jr. and wife, Rosellan; a daughter-in-law, Jackie Richards; three grandsons, Gary Richards, Brian Richards and wife Danielle, and Clayton Richards; four granddaughters, Malissa Shults and husband Bobby, Kristin Michaud and husband Mitch, Julie Waller and husband Darrell, and Jennifer Ragland; eight great grandchildren, Keith, Bryce, Clay, Callie, Jacob, Clint, Kaegan and Dillon.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, October 2, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and great grandsons.

The family requests memorials to Northside Baptist Church missions or a charity of your choice.

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William Alexander “Bill” Bason
Nov 22, 1901 - Mar 24, 1964

William Bason Rites Thursday
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Frost Baptist Church for William A. Bason, 62, who died Tuesday in the M. D. Anderson Medical Center in Houston.
A native of Spring Hill, Navarro county, Bason lived the majority of his life in Frost.
Three years ago he moved to Corsicana where he resided at 105 Havner avenue.
Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist Church, will conduct the services for the retired farmer. Burial will be in the Frost cemetery.
Survivors are his wife, Emma Mae, Corsicana; one son, Billy W., Corsicana; one daughter Mrs. Betty Williamson, Pecos; one brother, E. P. Bason, Mesilla Park, N. M.; and four grandchildren.
Pallhearers will be Max Watts, Joe Brown. Hunter Doyle, Donald Smithey, James Mitchell, and Carl D, Doyle.
McCormick will direct.

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William Henry “Willie” Bazar
Jan 26, 1896 - Oct 5, 1941

William H. Bazar Buried at Frost On Monday Afternoon
DALLAS, Oct. 6.—William Henry Bazar, 45, died Sunday. Funeral rites were held from the Frost Baptist church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. George W. McGuire officiating.
Suiviving are his wife. Mrs. Laura Mae Bazar; daughter, Mrs. Noma Willen Bazar: three brothers, I. B., O. T. and A. M. Bazar; and four sisters, Mrs. Osie Chapman, Mrs. Dean Fith, Mrs. Bonnie Crump and Mrs. Damon Knott.

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George Allen Griffin
Aug 29, 1859 - Sep 17, 1930

PIONEER RESIDENT FROST COMMUNITY DIED WEDNESDAY

FROST, Sept. 18.—(Spl.)—G. A. Griffin, aged 70, resident of Frost for about forty-eight years, died at his home about 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon. Funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence with Rev. W. W. Richeson of the Methodist church, and Rev. Cagle of the Baptist church conducting the services, with interment in Frost cemetery.
The deceased is survived by his wife, three brothers, two sisters, three daughters: Mrs. Dan B. English of Tahoka; Mrs. Joe Sheppard of Kerens, and Mrs. Ellis Burns of Shreveport; two sons, Fay of Alexandria, La., and P. G. of Frost.

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Sarah Annie (Elmore) Campbell-Cagle
Nov 11, 1858 - Jul 13, 1930

Mrs. Henry Cagle Died at Home Near Frost On Sunday
FROST, July 14.— (Spl.)— Mrs. Henry Cagle, aged 71 years, died at her home about three miles southeast of here Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held at the home but the hour has not been determined pending the arrival of relatives from Alabama.
Surviving are her husband and ten children, six daughters and four sons.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 14, 1930

IN LOVING MEMORY
On Sunday morning, July 13, at
12:25, the death angel visited the home of H. A. Cagle and took from them their darling wife, and mother. All was done that tender hands could do, but God saw it best to call her home to suffer no more.
She was laid to rest in the Frost cemetery on Monday following her death on Sunday. Rev. Mr. Cagle pastor of the Frost Baptist church conducted the funeral services.
Grandma, as she was familiarly known, was born in Georgia, Nov. 11, 1858. Had she lived until Nov. 11, she would have been seventy two years old.
She was married to G. W. Campbell, Dec. 10. 1877 and by him was the mother of two sons, Lee Campbell of Dallas, and W. E. Campbell, Cantucte, Okla., and one daughter, Mrs. S. A. Cants, Solomonville, Ariz. After the death of Mr. Campbell, Grandma was married to H. A. Cagle, Sept. 11, 1884. They came to Texas in 1893.
By Mr. Cagle Grandma was the mother of five daughters, Mrs. Ida Ross, Waxahachie; Mrs. Ada Evans, Cisco; Mrs. Joe Campbell, Safford, Ariz.; Mrs. Claude Mosteller, Lowell, Ariz.; Mrs. B. S. Shumate, Frost, and two sons, Virgil Cagle. Hillsboro, and Arthur Cagle, Frost.
Grandma had suffered two years with rheumatism, being confined to her room the greater part of the time. But she bore her suffering with all patience and always had a smile and a word of cheer for those who came about her. Many happy hours had she spent when her friends and neighbors called to see her as she got so lonely sitting alone.
She united with the Baptist church at the age of fifteen and had lived a noble, Christian life.
She loved to read her Bible and had spent many happy hours doing so. She loved her church and its work but for several years had been unable to attend. She always urged others, who seemed uninterested, to go to church and live clean lives. Her advice was
always good and many have gone to her to seek it.
To the broken-hearted husband and children I would say "Do not weep for she is not gone forever, she is only sleeping. She is resting peacefully now, ceased forever of suffering. Let her guiding hand guide you in the same path she trod and when the time comes for you to say good-bye to this world she'll be waiting for you on the bright and shining shore.
It's true we miss her. Her place is vacant, and it can never be filled, but let’s not forget that God does all things well and we must submit to his will.
Written by one who loved her dearly,
MRS. WADE THOMAS.

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Ina Lee Scott
Mar. 24, 1924 - May 25, 1930

Funeral Services For lna Lee Scott Were Held in Frost FROST, May 26.—(Spl)—Funeral services for Ina Lee, six year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie Scott, who died at the Providence sanitarium in Waco Sunday at 12 o'clock, were held here Monday morning at 11:30 and were conducted by Rev. W. W. Richerson, pastor of the Methodist church. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are her parents, one brother and one sister.

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James Marvin Bason
Mar 16, 1885 - Oct 20, 1930

Prominent Farmer Frost Community Died Suddenly
FROST, Oct. 21.—(Spl.)—James Marvin Bason, 45, well known farmer of this community, died suddenly at his home about noon Monday. He had just returned from work when he was stricken.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Baptist church here, conducted by Rev. Obie Nelson of Mt. Calm.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Otto Bason, Frost; two daughters, Misses Margaret Bason and Aubrey Bason, Frost.

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Daniel Wright “Dan” Short
Sep 10, 1862 - Jun 16, 1930

Frost Farmer Was
Buried On Tuesday
FROST, June 17.—(Spl).—Dan Short, aged 67 years, died at his home here Monday at 4 o'clock and funeral services were held at the Frost cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mr. Short was a farmer and had resided in this community practically all of his life.
Surviving are his wife and one daughter, Mrs. James Jordan, Port Arthur.

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Hugh B. Ryan
Apr 7, 1882 - Dec 13, 1930

Frost Man Died
Suddenly Saturday
FROST, Dec. 15.— (Spl.)— Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Baptist church here for Hugh Ryan, who died suddenly at his home near here Saturday. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are his wife and six children.

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Mary Susan “Mollie” (Spivey) James
Nov 3, 1869 - Aug 29, 1930

Frost Woman Died There Friday Night; Buried on Saturday FROST. Aug. 30.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Mollie James, aged 60 years, died here at 10:40 Friday night and funeral services wore held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, with burial in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Rev. E. J. James, Baptist minister, four daughters, Mrs. Mittie Smith, Frost: Mrs. Ruby Harper, Jester; Mrs. Ruel Hays, Corsicana, and Miss Edna Earle James, Frost, and one son, Malcolm James, Frost.

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Willie May (Price) Reed
May 23, 1906 - Aug. 10, 1930

Frost Woman Buried Monday Afternoon
FROST, Aug. 11— (Spl.)— Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Reed, aged 24 years, who died Sunday morning at 6 o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
She is survived by her husband.

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Ella Mae (Gafford) Hightower
Jun 23, 1891 - Sept 29, 1972

Mrs. Hightower
Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Trinity Baptist Church for Mrs. Ella Mae Hightower, 81, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Burial
was in the Frost cemetery.
Pallbearers were Raymond Lewis, Truman Adams, Olen Coker, Frank Parker, Shirley McCullouch and Roy Ward.
She is survived by one brother, Richard Gafford of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews, including Douglas B. Hightower of Corsicana and Mrs. Horace Griffin of Eustace.

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John Henry Harrington
Sep 21, 1900 - Jan 23, 1972

J.H. Harrington
FROST—John H. (Jack) Harrington, 71, a lifelong resident here, died early Sunday morning in Memorial Hospital.
Funeral was to be at 2:30 p.m. Monday in the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel in Frost with Ministers Wesley Howard and Mike Wilson officiating.
Burial was to be in Frost cemetery.
He was a retired farmer and rancher.
Survivors include his widow of the home; four brothers, Lonnie Harrington of Houston, Elbert Harrington of Pittsburgh, Okla., Ray Harrington of Slidell, La., and Tommy Harrington of Cleburne; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Malone of Hillsboro, Mrs. Jewel French of Cleburne and Mrs. Lulu Howard of Lubbock; several nieces and nephews.

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Lula Ellen (Hightower) Brown
Dec 29, 1889 - Sep 6, 1972

Mrs. Brown
BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Lula Brown, lifetime resident of Frost, died Wednesday evening in a Waco Hospital.
Funeral services are pending at McCormick Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include a son, Nolan Brown of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Lenner Fay DeWolfe of Bay City; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister of Fort Worth; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Brown

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Frost Methodist Church in Frost for Mrs. Lula Brown, 82, of Frost, who died Wednesday evening in a Waco hospital. Burial was in Frost cemetery. Rev. James Lane officiated.

Survivors include a son, Nolan Brown of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Lenner Fay DeWolf of Bay City; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Eitel of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

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Bert Alonzo “Lonnie” Bell
Jan 30, 1894 - Dec 31, 1947

B. A. BELL FUNERAL RITES HELD FRIDAY AT EMHOUSE CHURCH
Funeral services for B. A. Bell 52, Emhouse farmer, who died at the P. & S. Hospital Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the Baptist church in Emhouse. Interment was in Frost cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Sharpley pastor of the church and Rev. Bill Stewart.
Surviving are his wife, Emhouse, two sons, Elmer Bell, Emhouse, and Garland Bell, Houston; a step-son, Bobby Williams, Emhouse; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ethel McAdams, Emhouse; four brothers, L. C. Bell and C. V. Bell both of Emhouse; E. L. Bell, Blooming Grove and W. T. Bell, Frost; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Adams, Emhouse, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Claud Dixon, Jim Freeman, Brooks Turner, Frank Seely, H. J. McAdams, Jr., Dewey Scruggs, Claud Freeman, Otho Long and Burle Harris.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Cleo Rae Morgan
Sep 14, 1920 - Oct 14, 1931

Little Girl Was Buried Friday In Frost Cemetery
Funeral services for Cleo Ray Morgan, aged 11 years, who died in Kilgore Wednesday night after a short illness, were held from the residence of her grandfather, L A. Morgan, at Frost Friday afternoon at 2 30 o'clock with interment in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morgan, Kilgore, formerly of Frost; three younger sisters, grandfather, and a number of uncles, aunts and other relatives.

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Daughter Former Frost Residents Died in Kilgore

Cleo Ray Morgan, 10-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Morgan, former resident of Frost, died at Kilgore Wednesday night about 7 o’clock and the body was taken to Frost Thursday afternoon where interment will be made Friday afternoon.

Surviving are her parents, three younger sisters, grandfather, L. A. Morgan, Frost; two uncles, B. W. George and L. C. Morgan, both of Corsicana; and aunt, Miss Annie Mae George, Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

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Sarah Evelyn "Sallie" (Bromley) Moore
Sep 2, 1850 - Mar 26, 1937

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR BARRY WOMAN WHO DIED FRIDAY
Mrs. Sallie E. Moore, died Friday morning at 11 o'clock at the home of her daughter. Mrs. R. E. McCarty at Barry after an illness of two weeks. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. Bain, Methodist minister.
Burial was in the Frost cemetery.
Surviving are five children, Mrs. R. E. McCarty, Barry; W. E. Moore, Mertens; S. G. Moore, Frost; D. M. Moore, Las Vegas.
New Mexico; Mrs. Fannie Hambrick, Decatur, Alabama and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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FUNERAL IS HELD FOR BARRY RESIDENT SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie E. Moore, aged 87, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. McCarty in Barry Friday, were held at the Methodist church there Sunday afternoon at 1:30 p.m. Revs. Banes and Poteet conducted the rites. Interment was made in the Frost cemetery. Mrs. Moore was the grndmother of Miss Juaita McCarty, teacher in the local school. The McCormick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 2, 1937
    Submitted by Karen Rost

John Abner Sheppard
May 10, 1874 - Aug. 3, 1946

JOHN A. SHEPPARD FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AT FROST

FROST, Texas, Aug. 5—(Spl)— John Abner Sheppard, aged 72 years, died at his home here Saturday following a lingering illness.
Funeral services were held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the Frost cemetery. The rites wore conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Baptist church, assisted by Rev. L. W. Lawhon, Methodist pastor.
Surviving are his wife, Frost; one daughter, Mrs. Porter Bailey, Frost; two sons, Ferris Sheppard, San Angelo, and Lee Sheppard, Frost; two sisters, Mrs. M. L. Brannon, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lilly Reynolds, Waxahachie; and a brother, Tommie Sheppard, Frost.
A native of Mississippi, Sheppard had resided in this community since boyhood, his parents coming to Texas in a covered wagon. He was an extensive land owner and prominent farmer.
Pallbearer were P. L. Wooley, G. L. Haley, I. A. Sanders, Carroll Young, Hubert Bailey and Jewel Smith.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Buster James Harper
Oct 17, 1924 - May 17, 1936

BUSTER J. HARPER BURIED AT FROST MONDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Buster J. Harper, aged 11 years, son of Mr.and Mrs. J. F. Harper, 918 South Fourteenth street, who died at the P. and S, Hospital Sunday morning at 6 o'clock, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Frost Baptist church
with burial in the Frost cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents, four brothers and sisters, John, Barbara, Patsy and Charles Harper, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. J. James, Frost, and Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Harper, Oklahoma.
Funeral arrangements were handled by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Clarence Waren Abbott
Sep 24, 1908 - May 20, 1974

C. Abbott
FROST—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Frost Baptist Church for Clarence Abbott, 65, resident of Lewisville, who died Monday in Denton Hospital.
Rev. James Aldridge, pastor,and Rev. Buddy Stegman, Frost Methodist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Frost cemetery.
Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Frost.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Alice Abbott of Lewisville; a son, George Abbott of Lewisville; three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Laymance and Mrs. Genell White both of Waco and Mrs. Shirley McRea of Frost; four brothers, Bruce Abbott, G.W. Abbott, and Alfred Murry all of Lewisville and Nash Abbott of Corsicana; two sisters; 21 grandchildren, and
13 great-grandchildren.
He had lived in Lewisville 14 years, lived 25 years in Frost, and was a retired farmer.

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Charles Cary Adams
Sep 3, 1891 - Oct 28, 1952

Frost Resident
Dies At Lubbock
FROST, Oct. 29—(Spl.)-C. C. Adams, 61, farmer of the McCord community, southwest of town, died with a heart attack in Lubbock Tuesday. He had been in Lubbock with a cotton stripper machine for a few days.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of the body Wednesday night.
Adams was a veteran of World War I. Surviving arc his wife of Frost; a son, two daughters, and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

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William Henry Davis
Sep 8, 1918 - Jul 7, 1944

Tex - Pfc 6 Armed Inf 1 Armed VIV World War II

KILLED IN ACTION

Pfc. William H. Davis, 25, U.S. Army, Infantry, was killed in action in Italy July 7, according to a telegram from the war department received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis, 310 North Ninth street. A 1938 graduate of the Corsicana high school he entered the service February 10, 1940.

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W. H. Davis Dies
Special to The News
CORSICANA, Texas, June 20. - William Henry Davis, 79, died at his home here, following an extended illness. Surviving are a son, Hulan Davis, Longview; five daughters, Mrs. Jewell Kuykendall, Los Angeles; Mrs. Olga Rutledge, Corsicana; Mrs. Pearl Honea, El Paso; Mrs. Ora Hobbs, Tucson, Ariz.; and Mrs. Claudia Curry, Odessa; a sister, Mrs. Sulla Stoward, Mexia.

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WM. H. DAVIS BODY EN ROUTE HOME; KILLED IN ITALY

The body of William H. Davis 25, killed in action in Palmerance, Italy, July 7, 1944, is enroute home for reburial, relatives have been advised. He was born, Sept. 18, 1918, at Blooming Grove.

The funeral will be held from the Corley Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery, but the time has not been determined pending the arrival of the body. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Davis of Corsicana.

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Belle (Fish) Jester
May 22, 1879 - June 30, 1953

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Jester

Funeral services for Mrs. C.L. Jester, 74, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J.W. Ford, pastor of the church of which Mrs. Jester long had been a prominent leader. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Native of Kentucky, Mrs. Jester had resided in Corsicana since her marriage to the late Judge C.L. Jester in 1907. She had lived in the Navarro Hotel in recent months.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Claude Meadows, Jr., and Mrs. Armistead Rust, both of San Angelo, and Mrs. John Miner, Sweetwater; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. L.M. Walton, Micsawaka, Ind., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elmer Butler, Jimmy Ruth, Homer Jester, Gerge Weinschel, L.A. Johnson, Jr., Rufus Shell, Matt Dawson, Leighton Dawson, Bouce Martin, Perry McCammon, John Mayfield, Dr. Wm. B. Mayfield, Dr. W.T. Shell, N. Suttle Rooberts, H.R. Stroube, Wilmot Townsend and BlL. Sanders.

McCammon directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, July 3, 1953
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Judge Charles Lee Jester - d/o William Fish and Lillian (Smith) Fish
  • Death Certificate

James Churchill Jack
Feb 26, 1895 - Nov 11, 1971

James C. Jack, 76, a former resident of Corsicana and the area, died Thursday in Medford, Ore.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a pioneer oil driller here during the Mexia oil boom.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hazel Jack of Medford; a son, W.T. Jack of Commerce; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild; two brothers, William Harry Jack, Jr. of Dallas and Cecil Jack of Memphis, Tenn.; a sister Mrs. Mattie Sam Dillard of Dallas.

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Stiles Farley Lowe
Jan 25, 1887 - Sept 24, 1937

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED IN BEAUMONT; BURIAL TO BE HERE

Stiley F. Lowe, age about 50 years, died suddenly Friday morning at his home in Beaumont. A short funeral service will be held there Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock and the body will be brought to Corsicana for interment. Services will be held here sometime Sunday from the Corley Funeral chapel. Complete arrangements have not been announced.

Mr. Lowe was a former resident of Corsicana but had resided in Beaumont over 20 years where he was an employee of the Magnolia Petroleum company.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Jack and Wade Lowe, Beaumont; a brother, D.R. Lowe, Sour Lake; three sisters, Mrs. A.S. Vandiver, Corsicana; Mrs. J. Walter Little, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Chambliss, Corsicana and other relatives.

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STILEY F. LOWE BURIED IN OAKWOOD SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Stiley F. Lowe, aged 50 years, who died suddenly at his home in Beaumont Friday morning, were held from the Corley chapel Sunday morning at 9:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church. A service also was held at Beaumont Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Lowe formerly resided in Corsicana. He had been connected with the Magnolia Petroleum company for many years.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, Jack Lowe and Wade Lowe, all of Beaumont; a brother, D. R. Lowe, Sour Lake, and three sisters, Mrs. A. S. Vandiver, Mrs. J. Walter Little and Mrs. J. M. Chambliss, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 27, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Emma Clovis (Anderson) Lowe married May 1, 1910; s/o Thomas J. Lowe & Frankie Jane (Johnson) Lowe-Glass-Terry

Faye (Burleson) Sneed
Jan 6, 1901 - Nov 7, 1971

Mrs. W.R. Sneed, 70, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Wortham, she was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating and burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Dr. W.R. Sneed of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. B.J. Coker of Corsicana; and two granddaughters, Misses Diane and Carolyn Coker of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Dan Hamill, Dr. W.F. Armstrong, Dr. Charles Brown, E.A. Strange Sr., E.A. Strange Jr., John Sims Stubbs and T.R. Reed.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Navarro County Medical Society and pharmacists.

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Frank Clayton
Dec 22, 1883 - Oct 18, 1917

WELL KNOWN YOUNG MAN DEAD

Passes Away After Long and Tiring Illness

Frank Clayton, aged thirty-three years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Clayton, died at the family home 1516 West Fifth Avenue last night at 12 o'clock after a long illness. Besides his wife and four children, three boys and one girl, the deceased is survived by his parents, one sister, Mrs. Wylie Robinson, and three brothers, Will Clayton of Waco, Joe Clayton of Houston and Halbert Clayton of Corsicana. The remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock with Rev. J.W. Fort officiating. Frank was reared in Corsicana and had a host of friends who sympathize with those who are left to sorrow over his death.

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Funeral Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Frank Clayton were interred in Oakwood this morning, the funeral taking place from the family home at 10 o’clock. The funeral rites were said by Rev. J. W. Fort and there were many pretty floral offerings. J. W. McGill, Geo. Campbell, W. B. Thomas, Ben Boltz, W. D. Nolen and Dock Redden acted as pall bearers and there were many friends in attendance.

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Olive America (Baker) Tadlock
Apr 3, 1874 - Dec 31, 1945

LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIES IN WACO HOSPITAL
Mrs. Olivie Tadlock, aged 70 years, long-time Corsicana resident, widow of the late Tom Tadlock, died at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at Dresden cemetery where interment will be made.
Surviving are three children, Mr. F. A. Berry, Waco; Mrs. Archie Odom, Hull, and R. L. Tadlock, Goose Creek; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Farmer, Corsicana, and Mrs. May Neely, Snyder; and a brother, Joe Baker, Drane, and other relatives.
McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Herbert J. Cheek
Jan 8, 1888 - Dec 29, 1945

SUNDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL HELD FOR HERBERT CHEEK
Funeral services for Herbert Cheek, aged 50 years, formerly in the furniture business here, a veteran of World War I, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Cheek died in the American Legion hospital at Kerrville Saturday morning after an extended illness.
Surviving are three brothers, J.C. and Will Cheek, both of Corsicana and Grafton Cheek, Clovis, N.M.; and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Chapman, Clovis, N.M.
Pallbearers were John Tipton, Homer Thomas, Charles Phillips, Arthur Hewitt, Alvin Berryhill and Lu Welch.

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Ronald Earl Crowder
Nov 21, 1954 - Sept 21, 2008

Ronald Earl Crowder, 53, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2008. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Hopewell Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Velma Sina (McKey) Foster
Aug 3, 1924 - Nov 6, 1971

Services for Mrs. Velma Foster, 47, were to be at 3:30 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Randall McCollum officiating.

Burial was to be in Rice Cemetery.

Mrs. Foster died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Angus, she made her home in Rice and was employed by the Corsicana Company. She was a member of the Rice Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Larry Davis of Corsicana and Miss Janis Foster of Rice; a son, Benny Foster of Rice; three grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Lizzie McKey of Corsicana; five brothers, G.A. McKey of Corsicana, R.B. McKey of Austin, E.G. McKey of Texas City, J.E. McKee of El Paso and J.B. McKey of Bakersfield, Calif.; and two sisters, Mrs. R.B. Bennet of Quinlan and Mrs. W.L. Nelson of Austin.

Pallbearers will be Calvin Pierce, Alton Pierce, Hugo Bustamante, Carh Ashley, Mark Smith and Johnny Bounds.

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Stephen Lynn "Stevie" Shadix
Aug 18, 1967 - June 7, 2009

Steven Shadix, 41, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2009. Graveside services were held June 10 at Rice Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating.  Arrangements by griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bob "Bobbie" Cisco Taylor
Aug 14, 1922 - Oct 19, 2011

Bob Taylor, 89, of Irving, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at Sandy Lake Care Center in Coppell.

Bob was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Corsicana, to John F. and Jenette Adams Taylor, and spent most of his life in Corsicana. He and his wife moved to Irving three years ago into a Senior Retirement Community, but Corsicana was always home to him. He served his country proudly during World War II from Nov. 10, 1942, until Nov. 26, 1945, serving 2 1/2 years in the South Pacific as a Corporal Military Policeman in the 5th Airforce. He served in the Battles of New Guinea, South Phillippines (Liberation) and Luzon. Bob's decorations as a soldier were Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, Philippine Liberation Ribbon, Victory Ribbon and four overseas Service Bars. After his Honorable Discharge from the service, he returned to Corsicana. He met Dorothy Jeane Wright and they were married Sept. 28, 1946. They were able to celebrate 65 special years together and had the privilege of raising three wonderful Christian daughters that he loved dearly. Bob was a journeyman carpenter and worked out of Whiteselle Lumber Yard in Corsicana for six years. In 1952 he went to work for Mobil Pipeline. In 1954 he moved to Kermit, working for Mobil there until 1974 when he returned to Corsicana, retiring in 1984 after 32 years with Mobil. After his years of retirement, many good times were spent with family, fishing trips and traveling. Bob was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He has joined his family that preceded him in death, his parents, five sisters and brothers-in-law, two brothers and one sister-in-law; Bill, his brother, was his special twin; and one son-in-law, Delbert Duncan.

Survivors include his wife, Dot; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Cathey and Ron Davidson, Judy Bob Duncan, all of Irving, Connie and Roddy Cummins of Sunnyvale. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Pat Taylor, and many nieces and nephews. Bob was a special “Papa” to six granddaughters and one grandson and was “Papa Bob” to eight great grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Restland Funeral Home, 13005 Greenville Ave. in Dallas.

Interment will take place at 10:45a.m., Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, at DFW National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church-Building Fund, 510 W. Collin in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Lawrence McDaniel
About 1939 - Oct 12, 2011

Corsicana — Lawrence McDaniel, 72, of Corsicana, passed away October 12, 2011 at his residence. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church located at 100 S. Parhm St. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Connie Kennard Jefferson
About 1965 - Oct 13, 2011

Corsicana — Connie Kennard Jefferson, 46, resident of Kerens, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11:00 a.m. Saturday, October 22, 2011 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Kerens, with Pastor William Lewis, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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John Henry Winston Jr.
About 1928 - Oct 16, 2011

Corsicana — John Henry Winston Jr., 83, of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Charles Douglas, officiating. Interment will follow at Petersburg Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Vada Marie (Smith) Graves
June 6, 1942 - Oct 15, 2011

Vada Marie Smith Graves, 69, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

She was born June 6, 1942 in Corsicana to the late David Smith and Zemary Scott Smith. She received her formal education in Carroll Chapel School in Richland. She worked at Navarro College as the head cook for several years.

Survivors include her husband, Jim C. Graves of Corsicana; daughters, Zemary Williams (Bobby) of Dallas, Kathy Stokes (Ronald) of Buffalo, Sharanetta Jackson (Bennie) of Dallas, Variel High of Corsicana, Shirley McCallister (Brent) of Buffalo, N.Y.; sons, Daniel Graves (Teresa) of Dallas, Morris High III (Janice) of Fort Worth, Norris High of Oklahoma City, Lamond Graves (Felicia) of Dallas; 29 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Estelle Woodard and Leona Smith, both of Fort Worth; adoptive sister, Earlene Betts; brothers, David Smith Jr. of Dallas, Billy Smith of Hutchins; brothers-in-law, Johnny Graves (Sylvia) of Groesbeck, and Elmo Graves of Houston; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Wake will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2011, at Taylor's Memorial Church Of God In Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Clotiel Minifer Russell
April 12, 1935 - Dec 4, 2007

Clotiel Minifer Russell, 72, of Dallas passed away Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, in Athens.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Myrtle (Lee) Winston
Jan 10, 1904 - July 12, 1985

Myrtle Lee Winston, 82, of Round Prairie, died Friday in Fort Worth.

Service was to be at 1 p.m. today in New Bethel Baptist Church at Goodlow with the Rev. Earnest Betts Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Petersburg Cemetery in Round Prairie under direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include four daughters, Hattie Billingsley of Columbus, Ga., and Lue Dora Smith, Dorothy Harden and Addie Mitchell Hall, all of Fort Worth; two sons, John Winston Jr. of Kerens and George Winston of Fort Worth; a sister, Rosie Woodard of Oakwood; a brother, Richard Lee of Oakwood; 18 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Leonard Winston, Haymon Mitchell, Leon Bryant, Watt Harden, Lester Bryant, and Gary Cleveland.

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John Richard Brown
May 12, 1883 - Apr 15, 1951

J.R. Brown Dies At Jester Home

John Richard Brown, 67, farmer, died at his home in the Jester community Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bradbury.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in the Jester community 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Jester, two brothers, R.L. Brown, Jester, and W.L. Brown, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Sammie Ward, Jester, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Russell Brown, Henry Brown, Johnny Brown, George Anderson, Frank Parker and Lloyd Ward, all nephews.

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Aida (Mullins) Smith
Feb 20, 1880 - April 13, 1941

WIFE METHODIST PASTOR AT EUREKA DIED SUDDENLY

Funeral services for Mrs. George G. Smith, aged 61 years, who died suddenly at Eureka Sunday afternoon, were held from the Methodist church at Eureka Monday morning at 11 o'clock.

Burial was at Gainesville Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. R.O. Sory, superintendent of the Corsicana Methodist district, and Rev. D.K. Porter, Methodist minister of Gatesville.

Surviving are her husband, Rev. George G. Smith, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church; two sons, George Smith Jr., Gilmer, Marvin Smith, Brownwood; a daughter, Mrs. John Gallup, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. J.R.M. Patterson, Arlington, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H.R. Singleton, H.A. Garland, Paul Chandler, J.L. Grantham, Walter Little and J.A. Stewart.
L.B. Bonner and Co., directed the arrangements.

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  • Corsicana Seim-Weekly Light - Tuesday, April 15, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Father: W.M. Mullins (From death certificate)

Charles F. Ashcraft
Sept 29, 1891 - Oct 12, 1968

Charles F. Ashcraft of Mendocina, Calif., died at his home there Saturday.

He was reared in Corsicana, the son of the late Rev. and Mrs. R.C.A. Ashcraft, a Baptist minister.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Hiller Funeral Home in Bryan. The Rev. Ben Gill of LaGrange will officiate.

Surviving are his wife, Matt Lee and a son, Lester, of the home; a sister, Mrs. Earl Smalling of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 15, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Robert Charles Ashcraft and Nancy (Burson) Ashcraft

William R. Mitchell
Feb 25, 1891 - July 12, 1936

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED AT DALLAS MONDAY

DALLAS, July 13. - (Spl) - Funeral services for William R. Mitchell, aged 45 years, employee of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, who died Sunday, were held from Weiland's Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in the Grove Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John E. McLean.

Pallbearers were Frank Slay, Luther Newman, W.G. Noble, J.R. Cobb, L.S. Sinclair and G.A. Young, Jr.

Mr. Mitchell was a native of Frost, Navarro county, and formerly resided in Corsicana where he was connected with the Magnolia company, later going to Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; mother, Mrs. Susan Jane Mitchell, Frost; four brothers, J.L. Mitchell, E.H. Mitchell, and A.F. Mitchell, all of Frost, and L.S. Mitchell, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Holcomb, Frost; Miss Katherine Mitchell, Frost, and Ora Mitchell, Mountain View, Lkla., and other relatives including a niece, Mrs. Walter Hayes of Corsicana.

Masons had charge of the rites at the grave. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Washington Lodge No. 117, A.F. and A.M., Scottish Rite and Hella Temple Shrine.

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Lois Tarkington
Aug 20, 1892 - June 30, 1949

Woman Is Killed At Kerens Crossing By Cotton Belt Train

KERENS, June 30. - (Spl.) - One person was fatally injured and another seriously hurt here at 2 p.m. Thursday afternoon when an eastbound Cotton Belt System freight train struck a wagon and team at the Main street crossing.

Mrs. Lois Tarkington, 78, of Bazette was killed and her husband, R.L. Tarkington, 72, is in a critical condition with a dislocated hip, shock and head lacerations. He was rushed to the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana in a Corley ambulance since the Sanders Clinic did not have accommodations.

The freight train was proceeding in an easterly direction and the wagon in which Mr. and Mrs. Tarkington was en route home was traveling north.

Witnesses said the train struck the wagon in the middle, hurling the wagon and two occupants to the south side of the tracks, and fatally injuring the two horses drawing the vehicle. The bodies of the horses were on the north side of the track, it was stated.

Funeral arrangements were not known here early this afternoon.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial is in the Mabank Cemetery (Oaklawn Cem.), Mabank, Henderson Co., Texas
     

Louis Attra
About 1867 - Aug 1, 1944

LOUIS ATTRA DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL IN HOUSTON

Louis Attra, age 77 years died Tuesday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital and the body was sent to Houston Wednesday morning where funeral services will be held sometime Friday morning.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. George Labban and Mrs. Louis Hashop, Corsicana; a son, Mike Attra, Houston; several grandchilden and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon had charge of arrangements here.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, August 4, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Edyth (Buckner) Harwell
Apr 21, 1888 - Oct 27, 1971

Miss Jane Smith was in Beaumont Friday to attend funeral services for her aunt, Mrs. Edyth Buckner Harwell, a former long-time Corsicana resident, who died Oct. 27 while visiting in Corpus Christi.

Mrs. Harwell was graduated from Corsicana High School and had returned here many times to visit friends and relatives.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Dick Turner of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Nuel Hurtick of Washington, D.C.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, including Miss Smith.

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Laura Mae (Turner) Meadows
Aug 31, 1910 - June 23, 1975

Funeral services were held Sudnay at 1:30 p.m. at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Laura M. Meadows of 900 Valley Drive. The Rev. T.W. Brodrus officiated and burial was at Samaria Cemetery.

Mrs. Meadows, a native of Kerens, had been a resident of Corsicana for several months. She was a member of the American Beauty Lodge No. 262.

Survivors include a son, Henry Meadows of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Annie Woods of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Turner and Mrs. Fannie Wilson of Corsicana; a brother, Willie Turner of Kerens, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • Kerens Tribune - July 3, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Robert Turner and Ida (Gibson) Turner

Canessa Desera Faulk Mosley
Nov 11, 1976 - Aug 5, 2008

Canessa Desera Faulk Mosley, 31, of Corsicana passed away Aug 5, 2008, in Tyler. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Wilgo Baptist Church with the Rev. Arthur Faulk officiaging. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Juanita (Vanibuls) Betts-Faulk
June 28, 1935 - Oct 8, 1997

Services were held Saturday, Oct. 11, 1997, at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Corsicana with Rev. Aubry Hart officiating. Burial was in the Samaria Cemetery in Samaria.

Juanita was employed for many years by Concepts of Care and she was a member of the Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by four daughters, Salina Cook, Pauline Portis, Glenda R. Cowart, all of Corsicana, and Blanche Cloud of Kerens; four sons, Bobby D. Betts, Marshall D. Betts, and Mitchell Betts, all of Corsicana, and Tony Betts, of Huntsville; two step-daughters, Barbara Faulk of Corsicana and Ethel Mae Stamford, Dallas; one step-son, Elvin Faulk, Jr., of Livingston; 18 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Stella and Chester Hall of Samaria; a brother and sister-in-law, Johnny and Ruby Vanibuls of Samaria; two aunts, Elvin Thompson of Kerens and Margaret Cloud of Corsicana; two uncles, Hayward Vanibuls of California and Sammy Vanibuls of New Mexico; a host of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Faulk was preceded in death by her husbands, Jimmy Betts, Sr., and Elvin Faulk, Sr., and a son, Jimmy Betts, Jr.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • The Blooming Grove - Oct 14, 1997
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Former BG Woman Dies After Auto Crash Near BG

Juanita Faulk, 62, reportedly died from heart failure after her, Oct. 8, 1997 red Toyota was hit by another vehicle driven by Barry resident, Tim Nicholson, 32, at the intersection of Hwy 22 & FM 2555, west of the BG city limits. Nicholson suffered minor injuries.

Juanita, former BG Resident, was employed by Home Health Care and served in many B. G. households, caring for the sick and elderly.

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