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James A. Cooper
Jan 16, 1934 - Oct 3, 2010
 
James A. Cooper, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at his home with his sons and daughters-in-law by his side.

He was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Jacksboro to James and Cornelia Cooper. Mr. Cooper was a career soldier who retired from the Marine Corps in 1976, with over 20 years of service to his country, serving in Korea and Vietnam.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Poarch Cooper; his parents, James and Cornelia Cooper; and a sister, Loretta Cooper Dobyns.

Survivors include his two sons, James G. Cooper and wife Rose of Talladega, Ala., and Tom A. Cooper and wife Christy of Corsicana; granddaughter, Danica Ellen Cooper; brothers, Henry Cooper, Gerald Cooper, and Bill Cooper; sisters, Betty Cooper Warren and Judy Cooper Stout; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Michael Bailey officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Edith M. (Loden) McPherson
Oct 25, 1916 - Oct 2, 2010

Edith M. McPherson, 93, passed away Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010, in Royse City.

She was born Oct. 25, 1916, in Hubbard, to Tom and Eugenia Loden. She was a Baptist.

Mrs. McPherson was preceded in death by her husband Daniel F. McPherson; a son, Jerry McPherson; and a brother Thomas Loden.

Survivors include three sons, Bobby McPherson and wife Pat, Tommy McPherson and wife Nancy, and Kenneth McPherson and wife Judy; 13 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and she is also survived by six great great grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Milton Spears officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David McPherson, Rodney McPherson, Steve McPherson, Randy Ainsworth, Conner McPherson, and James Moore.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
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Annie Bell (Cruse) Fields-Albright
Jul. 14, 1883 - Jul. 21, 1926

MRS. R.M. ALBRIGHT OF BARRY DIED TODAY COUNTY HOSPITAL
Mrs. Anna Belle Albright, aged 43 years, died at the Navarro county hospital Wednesday afternoon at
12.45 o'clock. The body will be taken to Barry Wednesday night and the funeral services will be conducted
Thursday with interment in the White's Church cemetery.
Mrs. Albright is survived by her husband, R. M. Albright, two daughters and two sons, Misses Flossie and Faye Fields and James and Henry Fields.
She was brought to the hospital Sunday and underwent an operation for appendicitis.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BARRY WOMAN HELD THURSDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Anna Belle Albright, aged 43 years, who died at the Navarro county hospital Wednesday afternoon following an operation for appendicitis.
Sunday, were held Thursday afternoon at the White's Church with interment in the White's Church cemetery.
The body was taken to the family home at Barry Wednesday evening.
Mrs. Albright is survived by her husband, two daughters. Misses Flossie and Faye Fields and two sons, James and Henry Fields.

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PROMINENT BARRY WOMAN DIED HERE AFTER OPERATION
Special to the Sun.
Barry, Texas, July 22.—Mrs. R. M. Allbright, aged 43 years and 3 months, died at the P. and S. hospital at Corsicana, Wednesday afternoon at 12:45 o'clock. Mrs. Allbright was one or the best and most highly, respected women in our town and community, having resided in Barry over 17 years she had accumulated a large circle of friends, who join with the relatives in mourning her loss. She leaves behind two daughters, Misses Flossie und Fay Fields and one son of Henry Fields all of Barry; one step-son, J. W. Fields of Forreston; mother and father and two brothers, Ed and Willie Cruse at Pontotoc, Miss.; one brother, Charles Cruse and a sister, Mrs. J. F. Blaylock of Laurel, Miss., and a sister, Mrs. E. G. Fields of Athens, Texas.
All the children were with her in the last sad hour, but her brothers and sisters did not arrive until 4:20.
She was the wife of late Dr. Fields who died six years ago and was married the second time to R. M. Allbright of this town in April, 1923.
She was a prominent member of Baptist church and active in all civil affairs of town and community.
She was taken ill with appendicitis Saturday morning, but her condition was not considered alarming until Sunday afternoon when she was rushed to the hospital and operated on at nine o'clock Sunday night. But skilled physicians and trained nurses could do nothing, the disease had already gotten full control of her body and she continued to grow worse until, God in His infinite wisdom called her from her suffering Wednesday afternoon.
To the husband, children, and other relatives we can only say, “Weep not as those who have no hope," but rather look forward to the time of reuniting with her where there will be no more sorrow nor sadness, neither will there be any separation. For comfort we commend you to the All Wise God who has promised to be a "Father to the Fatherless," and whose spirit will ever hover about you to guide and protect in all trials.

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Maggie Louise “Lou” Barley
Apr 1, 1894 - Nov 19, 1909

DIED SUDDENLY..
Bright Young Lady Dies at Barry of Congestion.
This morning at 4 o'clock Miss Louise Barley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Barley, of Barry, died within a few hours after being taken sick at the home of her parents. Miss Louise was only fifteen years of age and last night at 11 o'clock was stricken with congestion of the brain and death came at 4 o'clock this morning.
She was a bright, pretty girl and had hosts of friends who will mourn with her parents her untimely taking off.
The funeral will take place tomorrow at 11 o'clock, at which hour the body will be laid to rest in White's Cemetery.

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Otha T. Newburn
Jul 8, 1902 - May 13, 1920

In Memory of Otha Newburn.

On May 13, 1920, as all the earth seemed sweeter and brighter, no one thought of death nor of the sudden change from happiness to sorrow, when hark! The death angel spread its wings over the home of O. N. Newburn and wife and claimed the sweet spirit of their only boy Otha.

Oh, it is so sad to see one we love so well called away from us, but weep not, God knows best. But, Oh, the sad news that went over the wire to his mother and father, “Your boy is dead, drowned while bathing.”

Weep not dear ones, Otha has only gone before. We can not call him back, but with our Savior’s help we can meet him on that happy shore, where there will be no sad partings, no more good-byes. It is so sad to think of one so young being called from our midst, but God does all things best. Dear Loved ones our troubles are hard to bear but God tries our faith in many ways but He is the only comforter in such sorrows. Lean on His strong Arms and He will help you through your dark hours and when this weary life is ended we can meet our dear Otha and know each other there.

The Golden Gates were opened,
A gentle Voice said com,
And with farewells unspoken,
He calmly entered home.

--HIS AUNTIE.

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BARRY BOY DROWNED

Went to Rescue of Drowning Girl and Both Were Lost.
Otha Newburn, the18-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Newburn of Barry was drowned in a lake near Jacksonville where he was attending school, late yesterday afternoon, and the remains reached here late this afternoon on the Cotton Belt and will be sent on to Barry for interment.
A party of young people were out bathing near Jacksonville, when a young lady trained nurse whose name could not be learned, got beyond her depth and young Newburn went to her assistance and both were drowned.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 14, 1920

Remains Were Interred Today The remains of the late Otha Newburn, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. N. Newburn of Barry, who was drowned at Jacksonville Thursday, reached here last night and were taken to Barry at once by Ambulance and the funeral took place today from the family home, with interment in the White Cemetery near Barry.

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Ed, please add this letter to Otha T. Newburn

(Alvin Shell McRee is buried in Frost cemetery)

Alvin Shell McRee, 14 years of age, who met a tragic death by drowning in the Trinity river at Wild Cat Ferry, Friday morning, May 11, 1928, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. McRee of Corsicana. At the time of his death he was attending the Mildred school, and was in the high seventh grade. About fifty students of the school accompanied by two of the men teachers, had gone to the river for a day’s outing, when the tragedy occurred. Alvin was an active member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Sunday school of Corsicana, and had the enviable record of not having missed a Sunday. He belonged to the athletic club of the church school, and was also a member of the high school athletic club.

The following letter was received by Mr. and Mrs. McRee from O. N. Newburn and his wife of Barry, Texas, who had suffered an identical loss, and who know how to sympathize with them. Their letter was a great comfort to them, and may be to others who are bereft:

Barry, Tex., May 12, 1928.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie McRee,
Corsicana, Texas

Dear Friends: The sad news of the death of your precious boy has just reached me. We have had a similar experience just eight years ago tomorrow. We were making preparations for the return of our only son who was away in college, and had received a letter that preceding day that he would take his final examination the next day and return home in just a few days and we had waited patiently for the day to come, but on Thursday night about eight o’clock just as we were preparing to go to prayer meeting, our telephone rang and when I answered it, Mr. Mel King of Jacksonville informed me that my son had been drowned.

Oh, what a shock! My God! It was like lightning out of a clear sky for I had no idea that the message was serious, but our precious boy had gone out on a picnic on a lake about four miles from town with a crowd of youngsters and had gone in swimming and one young lady decided to swim across the lake and asked my son to swim with her but he declined and told her not to try it for he had swum across it several times and that it was farther across than she might think and he refused to go with her, but she started across alone and she finally gave out and screamed for help and he swam to her rescue. Just as he got to her she was going down the second time and she grabbed him around his neck and took him to the bottom and when he came to the top, he begged some one to come to his rescue for he could not release her grip, but no one there could swim sufficiently to go and they both went down to rise no more.

They drowned about six p. m. and they did not recover their bodies until about nine that night and you may know our anxiety. Of course, you know, but few can realize unless they have had our experience.

He was to return to us with in a few days, but instead he came in his casket. Oh, how we sympathize with you dear ones for we know just exactly how you feel.

Dear ones, let me beg you to look to God for he alone can help in such a time. He has promised to help you and I know he will for he helped us.

You will miss your precious boy and you will listen for his footsteps and his merry laughter, but the thing that will haunt you worst will be the long silence for you will hear that sweet voice on this earth no more, but thank God you will go some day to be with him and then you will understand it all.

If you were to go out in your yard to gather a bouquet, you would naturally pick for the prettiest flowers and can you blame God for doing the same? God gave him to you about fourteen years ago and he has blessed your home with his presence all those years and God saw fit to call him home and he had a perfect right to take his own child.

I have looked all through the Bible for the word “accident” but failed to find it and I have concluded after my research that there are no accidents with God but he has a purpose in all things.

Dear ones, you will awake many times in the night and sleep will be a stranger to you but remember when these dark clouds overhang and you seem to be losing ground, go to God for help and ask him to make you able to bear your burdens and He will do it.

May God bless you all in this dark hour and may you be able to say as I can now say, Father, let thy will be done and not ours.

Oh dear friends, you have my sympathy in this dark hour and I am praying for you each day until you can see through the dark cloud.

Don’t forget to ask God to help you for he is able and ready to make you bear any burden that He may put on you.

May God bless you in this sad hour and may you remember that heaven is now nearer and dearer to you than ever before for your precious son is now awaiting as your guardian angel and will welcome your coming.

Let me say again that I love you all and sympathize with you as but few can for we have tasted the same cup that you are drinking of.

Yours in sympathy.

O. N. NEWBURN AND WIFE.

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John William "John Willie" Bramblett
Jan 24, 1886 - Nov 5, 1949

J. W. Bramblett
Dies Saturday
Funeral services for John William Bramlett, 63, who died with a heart attack at Blooming Grove last Saturday, were held Sunday with burial in the White Church Cemetery.
One brother Hick Bramlett of Houston, survives.
Bramlett was a frequent and well-known visitor in Corsicana, and frequently made trips to other states—once pushing a wheel-barrow up Pike's Peak and traveling to Florida on a scooter.

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Margaret Ann (Wardlaw) Jones
Mar 22, 1850 - May 30, 1915
DIED NEAR BARRY.
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Wife of Well Known Farmer Passed Away Saturday Night.
Mrs. Mattie Jones, wife of J. A. Jones, for many years a resident of the Barry community, died at the family home near Barry Saturday night after only a few hours illness, and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery yesterday afternoon.
Surviving the deceased are her husband and two children, Mrs. L. B. Watson and Miss Pearl Jones. The deceased was the aunt of Messrs. Wiley and Stanley Burdine of Corsicana, and they and their wives and Mrs. Joe Barnes and daughter, Miss Lucy, attended the funeral from here.

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Myrtella Almeda "Myrtie" (Sheppard) Boyd
Feb 25, 1868 - Mar 18, 1951

Mrs. Fate Boyd Funeral Monday
Mrs. Mytie Sheppard Boyd, 83, widow of the late Fate Boyd of Blooming Grove, died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Freeman, Frost.
Funeral services were held Monday at 4 p. m. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church, assisted by Rev. C. W. Towns, pastor of the First Baptist church In Blooming Grove. Burial was in the White Church cemetery near. Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Boyd had made her home in Frost the past eight years.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. A. W. Herring, Corpus Christi; Mrs. W. T. Freeman, Blooming Grove; Mrs. T. M. Dillard, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Leona Locke, Stillwater, Okla.; and Mrs. Robert Freeman, Frost; two sons, Bill Boyd, Lubbock. and Jim Boyd, Canyon; 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren Her husband and three children preceded her in death.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Funeral Is Held for Blooming Grove Woman
CORSICANA, March 20 (Spl). Funeral services were held Monday at Blooming Grove for Mrs. Myrtle Sheppard Boyd, 83, widow of Fate Boyd of Blooming Grove, who died Sunday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Robert Freeman, at Frost.
Surviving are four other daughters, Mmes. A. W. Herring and T. M. Billard of Corpus Christi, W. T. Freeman of Blooming Grove and Leona Locke of Stillwater, Okla.; two sins, Bill of Lubbock and Jim Boyd of Canyon, 21 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

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Letha May (Rogers) Gay-Scoggins
Mar 28, 1876 - Jun 23, 1937

Funeral Thursday For Barry Resident Funeral services for Mrs. Letha May Scoggins, 60, long-time resident of the Barry community, who died at the home of her son Frank Gay, 1425 West Third avenue Wednesday morning, were held from the Methodist church in Barry Thursday afternoon, with interment in the White Church cemetery. Rev. W. V. Bane pastor of the Barry Methodist church, assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here, conducted the ceremony.
Surviving are one son, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Jake Jones, four step-sons, Ed Gay, Drane, Leard Gay, Barry, W. J. Scoggins, Farmersvllle and John Scoggins, Ladonia; a brother, Mack Rogers, Galveston; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ella Rogers, Corsicana and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Claude Watson, Barry; Raymond Worsham, Barry; Joe Watson, Alvin; Buck Varnell, Barry; George Watson, Barry; Eber Rogers, Malakoff; Earl Rogers, Malakoff; Lloyd Rogers, Malakoff.
Sutherland-McCammon had charge of funeral arrangements.

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William Solomon Burns
May 24, 1901 - Feb 13, 1942

FARMER FOUND DEAD IN HOME; VERDICT OF SELF DESTRUCTION
W. S. Burns, about 36, farm laborer on the E. H. Holditch farm north of Cryer Creek, was found dead late Friday afternoon at his residence, officers reported.
L. W. Varnell, Barry, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of "death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted." The body was taken to the McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.
Burns, who had resided at Cryer Creek only a few months, was found lying across a bed at his home by R. E. Waldrop, a neighbor. B. V. Hatley, deputy sheriff, who conducted an investigation, reported. He had been last seen by Mr. Holditch late Thursday afternoon. He had apparently been dead since early Friday morning, the officer reported.
Burns’ wife and five small children were visiting Mrs. Burns’ father, Taylor Hawkins, who resides east of Bazette, the officers were advised, leaving their home Thursday afternoon.
A .22 calibre rifle was found lying beside Burns on the bed where his body was discovered, Hatley revealed.

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Alfred Marion Grimmett
Jan 12, 1860 - Mar 31, 1915

DIED AT BARRY.
A. M. Grimmett, Highly Esteemed Citizen, Passes Away.
A. M. Grimmett, a highly esteemed farmer of the Barry community, aged fifty-six years, died at his home on Wednesday night and the remains were interred in the community cemetery yesterday.
His widow and nine children survive him.

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Elmyra E. (Scoggins) Clark
Oct 25, 1838 - Jul 7, 1934

WOMAN DIED HERE SATURDAY AT AGE NINETY-FIVE YEARS
Mrs. Myra Eliza. Clark, aged 95 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. E. Blissett, 811 East Ninth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 8:30 o'clock after an illness of six months. The funeral will held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church with burial in the White's Church cemetery near Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue church, Mrs. Clark was a native of South Carolina and had resided in Navarro county for the past twenty years.
Surviving are a son, J. M. Clark Los Angeles; two daughters, Mrs. Blissett, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. E. Spain, Blooming Grove; and a number of other relatives.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ella Margaret (Farmer) Estell
May 30, 1877 - May 12, 1942

Mrs. Ella M. Estell Buried Wednesday
DAWSON, May 14.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Ella Margaret Estell, aged 64 years, died at her home several miles south of Blooming Grove Tuesday afternoon. Funeral rites were held at the White Church cemetery Wednesday afternoon. She had resided in the Blooming Grove community
all of her life.
Surviving are her husband and several sisters.
Wolfe and Dobson directed arrangements.

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Thomas Jefferson Fincher
Mar 6, 1867 - Feb 10, 1943

THOMAS J. FINCHER DIED DALLAS; RITES HERE ON FRIDAY
Thomas Jefferson Fincher died at Dallas Wednesday night and the body has been brought here for funeral services and interment.
The services will be held from the North Side Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock and will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor, and Rev. Mr. Allen of Dallas. Interment will be in
White Church cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Dallas; two sons, Richard Fincher, Los Angeles, Calif.; John Fincher, Dallas; eight daughters, Mrs. W. I. Wilson, Mrs. John Webster, Mrs. A. W. Green, Mrs. O. C.
Cook, Mrs. George Venable, all of Dallas; Mrs. Mattie Amnm, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. W. W. Green, Corsicana; Mrs. W. J. Ellington, Fort Worth; two brothers, Jim Fincher, Ennis; Dave Fincher, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. W. K. Faulk, Dallas; Mrs. Mollie Faulk, Dallas, and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Clifford Frederick
May 11, 1914 - Jan 31, 1917

Pulmotor Sent for This Evening, Clifford Frederick of Blooming Grove, who was operated on at the hospital yesterday for an abscess on the lungs following an attack of pneumonia, had a sinking spell about 4:40 o'clock this afternoon and an alarm was sent in for the pulmotor. The department responded promptly, and at press hour the pulmotor is being used, but the patient is very low.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 31, 1917

Little Boy Died Last Night.
Clifford Frederick, the two-and-a-half-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Frederick of Blooming Grove, died at the P. and S. Hospital late yesterday afternoon following an attack, of measles and pneumonia, and the remains wore shipped to Blooming Grove this morning. This is
the is the little boy for whom the pulmotor was sent for yesterday, getting there in just two minutes after they left the fire station, and this included a short halt at Sutherland's undertaking parlor where the pulmotor in kept. This was too late, however, as the child had passed away when the fire boys arrived with the pulmotor.

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Charley Mack Grimmett
Aug 27, 1905 - Aug 4, 1932

CHARLES GRIMMETT IS KILLED BY STROKE LIGHTNING THURSDAY
Funeral services for Charles Grimmett, aged 26 years, son of Mrs. Nancy Grimmett of Barry,
who was struck by lightning and instantly killed Thursday afternoon at Weldon, Texas, will he held at Barry some time Saturday where interment will be made.
The body will be taken from Weldon to Barry late Friday by the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home which will have charge of the funeral arrangements.
Surviving are his mother, four brothers, Joe Grimmett, Hillsboro; Ellis Grimmett, Corsicana; and Jim and Roy Grimmett, both of Barry; and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lewis, Barry; Mrs. Lula Hoggs, Grandview; Mrs. Annie Reagan, Roane; and Mrs. Ruth Aldin, California.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING CHARLES GRIMMETT

Funeral services for Charles Grimmett, aged 26 years, who was killed by lightning at Weldon, Texas, Thursday afternoon, were held at Barry Saturday morning at 11 o’clock. The body was taken to Barry late Friday.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Nancy Grimmett, Barry; four brothers, Joe Grimmett, Hillsboro; Ellis Grimmett, Corsicana; Jim and Roy Grimmett, both of Barry, and four sisters, Mrs. Mildred Grandview; Mrs. Annie Reagan, Roane, and Mrs. Ruth Aldin, California.

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

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Winnie Fred Grimmett
Aug. 22, 1931 - Aug. 22, 1931

BARRY NEWS.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jim Grimmett lost an infant baby girl born Saturday and died early Sunday morning and was buried at Whites Church cemetery Sunday afternoon, Rev. Walter Griffith conducted funeral.

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Richard Buna Hodges
May 3, 1877 - Nov 8, 1942

Richard Hodges Was Buried in White Church Cemetery
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 17.— (Spl.)—Funeral services for Richard Hodges, 65, native of Blooming Grove, who died in an Abilene hospital Sunday after an extended illness, were held Thursday afternoon from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel. Burial was in the White Church cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the Methodist church.
Hodges moved to Hamlin in 1920.
Surviving are a son, three daughters, a brother and two sisters, a nephew, T. M. George, Jr. resides in Corsicana.

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Leona Hooser
Dec 9, 1907 - Jun 25, 1909

Died at Emhouse.

The fifteen-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hooser died at their home in the Emhouse country last night.

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Mabron Coy McEntire
Nov 20, 1913 - Mar 20, 1916

DEATH OF LITTLE BOY.

Died in Hospital After Very Painful Illness.
Maborn, the three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. T. McEntire of the Barry community, died at the P. & S. hospital last night at 2 a.m., after several days' painful illness of inflammation of the stomach and bowels.
The remains were interred at the White Church cemetery near Blooming Grove this afternoon at three o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. McEntire have the sympathy of many friends in the loss of their bright little boy.

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In Memoriam.

Mabron Coy McEntire was born Nov. 20, 1913; died March 20, 1916.  Little Mabron was sick 17 days; all was done that loving hands could do.  It is hard, O, so hard to give him up, but we must submit to God’s will.  He said, suffer little children to come unto me and and forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven.  So, dear father and mother, you must be submissive to his will and then some time you will see him again where he will suffer no more, where death cannot take him away.  He was such an intelligent child and everybody loved him, but the brightest flowers are the first to be plucked.  Mother and father, heaven should be doubly beautiful now; live so that when your time comes you can see little Mabron again over there where you will understand.  Funeral services were held at the White Church cemetery by Bro. Lucas, pastor of the Blooming Grove Baptist church, at 3 o’clock.  Not ours but God’s will be done.

------HIS AUNT BELLE.

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Infant Daughter Scoggins
Mar 26, 1911 Apr. 12, 1911

Barry News.

The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
Scoggins died Tuesday.

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Ira Isaac Scoggins
Feb 23, 1873 - Feb 11, 1931

Barry News.

The community was shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Ira Scoggins last Wednesday afternoon. The following children atteded the funeral: W. J., Weldon, Russell Scoggins, sons, and two daughters, Mrs. Mae Burton and Mrs. Ina Ellis, three grandchildren, a son-in-law, and a daughter-in-law; two brothers, T. F. Scoggins and wife of Dorchester, and J. M. Scoggins of Claude, Texas.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Walter Griffith and Rev Bruce Cox. Interment in White Church cemetery. The family has the sympathy of the entire community.

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Nancy Catherine Brown
Jun. 24, 1860 - May 26, 1930

Miss Nan Brown died Tuesday night at the home of her sister, Mrs. Philip Archer. She was buried at White's Church cemetery. Rev. Kinslow conducted the funeral.

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Aged Barry Woman Buried Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, June 2.—Nancy Katherine Brown, aged 70 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Phillip Archer, near Barry, Wednesday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the White's Church cemetery near Blooming Grove.

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Lela Iola (Willingham) Stephens
Nov 2, 1884 - Aug 30, 1921

Died Near Drane.
Mrs. Lela Iola Stephens, wife of A. Q. Stephens, died at the family home in the Drane community yesterday afternoon, and the remains were interred in Blooming Grove today. The deceased was thirty-seven years old and is survived by her husband and three children.

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George Daniel Watts
Feb 20, 1877 - May 14, 1942

GEORGE D. WATTS BURIED FRIDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE

FROST, May 16—(Spl.)—George Daniel Watts, aged 65 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ernest Mitchell, Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist church at Blooming Grove with burial in the White Church cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. P. Cagle, Frost Baptist church pastor, assisted by Rev. W. G. Griffiths of Blooming Grove.
A native of Tennessee, a son of the late Rev. J. A. Watts, well-known Baptist minister, Mr. Watts came to Texas as a young man and resided near Blooming Grove until a few years ago when he came to Frost.
Surviving are six children, Mrs. Arietta McNeil, Homer and Cecil Watts, all of Arizona; Mrs. Lucille Mitchell and Misses Mabel and Helen Watts, all of Frost; step-mother, Mrs. Mary Watts, Corsicana and a sister, Mrs. Ike Whitener, Frost.
McCormick's Funeral Service directed arrangements.

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Samuel B. Welch
Oct 15, 1852 - Feb 9, 1938

SAMUEL B. WELCH, AGED CORSICANAN, IS BURIED ON TUESDAY

Samuel B. Welch, aged 85 years.
911 North Twenty-fourth street.
died at an early hour Tuesday morning after a short illness. Funeral rites were held from the Barry Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in the White Church cemetery near Blooming Grove. Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister, conducted the services. Mr. Welch had resided in Navarro county for the past 50 years and in Corsicana 17 years.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Shivers, Corsicana; six grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Cobb, Myrtle, Miss. Pallbearers were A. M. Freeman,
Ben Freeman. Walter Varnell, Henry Ragsdale, John Walton.
Henry Varnell.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Gladys Jo Ann Bryant
June 17, 1942 - Oct 26, 2011

Gladys Jo Ann Bryant, age 69, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born June 17, 1942 in Temple to Allan and Josephine Bryant.

Ms. Bryant was a teacher for many years with Collins Catholic School, Corsicana ISD, Garland ISD and most recently with Navarro College.

She was a volunteer with the Corsicana Public Library, the Humane Society and was a member of the Colonial Dames and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by two daughters, Janet Jacobs and Lisa Jacobs; an aunt, Kaki Davis; and cousins, Pam Burke, Cathy Mandell and husband John, Melissa Haldeman and husband Britton, Jess Dickinson and wife Janet, Leonard Dickinson III, and Bonnie Karstedt and husband John; ex-husband Ray Jacobs; the extended Jacobs family and many close friends.

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

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B.F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Post Oak Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Fred Jacobs, David Jacobs, Ray Jacobs, Tracy Andrews, Gene Womack Jr. and Raphael Alderete, Jr.

The family requests memorials to Navarro County Genealogy Society or Navarro County Humane Society.

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Dolores "Ozzie" (Wortham) Harris
Apr 18, 1925 - Oct 24, 2011

Dolores (Ozzie) Wortham Harris. age 86, passed away peacefully on Oct 24, 2011 in Austin. Texas. Dolores, called "Ozzie" by friends and family was born on April 18, 1925 to Lynne Albert Wortham and Ethel Roughton Wortham in Corsicana, Texas. When her mother was pregnant with her, her father jokingly referred to the unborn baby as "little Oswald". So, when a baby girl was born and named Dolores by her mother, her father stayed with Oswald and called her "Oz" or "Ozzie". The nickname stuck and she always preferred her nickname in lieu of the more formal Dolores.

Some of Ozzie's fondest childhood memories of growing up in Corsicana include meeting Will Rogers and Tom Mix at the Corsicana Daily Sun office. Her father was the editor and owned the Corsicana Daily Sun until the mid-60's. Other fond childhood memories include attending Camp Mystic during the summer.

Ozzie graduated from Corsicana High School in May 1941. Since she was barely 16 when she graduated, her parents sent her to Ward Belmont, a girls' school in Nashville, Tenn. for college. The girls were never allowed to leave the college campus without a chaperone.

With the bombing of Pearl Harbor in December of 1941, her parents wanted her closer to Corsicana. So, she transferred to Texas State College for Women (now Texas Women's University) in Denton. She graduated in 1945 with a Journalism degree. After graduation, she worked for a radio station in Dallas.

On Feb. 15, 1947, Ozzie married fellow Corsicana native, Ed Harris. They moved to Austin in 1959 with their two daughters, Hollie and Lynne.

Ozzie adapted quickly to life in Austin. She volunteered as homeroom mother, Brownie leader and at Seton Hospital. Hobbies included painting, needlepoint, knitting, gardening and cooking. Also, she loved to play bridge with her friends. Driving her young daughters from activity to activity, Ozzie said she “felt like a Roadrunner". Thus, her lifelong collection of Roadrunner art started.

Between 1968 and 1971, Ozzie faced her most trying times. Her beloved father and husband died within 14 months of each other. A year later, she had a brain tumor removed. Ten years later, the 1981 Memorial Day flood damaged her home extensively. He great strength of character, close friends, family and God helped her through her darkest hours.

In later years, she worked part-time at her daughters' resale clothing store, Just Between Us. For 20 years, Ozzie did the secretarial work at Just Between Us. She loved being with her daughters and helping them out.

Ozzie had a great sense of humor. She was a strong, witty, independent, free-thinking woman. Ozzie was an avid newspaper reader and was always clipping articles for her friends. Ozzie was always proud to be called a "yellow-dog Democrat."

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lynne and Ethel Wortham, her husband, Ed Harris, and her first cousin, Carey Kinsolving Miller.

Ozzie is survived by daughter Lynne and her husband Randy Reneau and daughter Hollie and her husband Spencer Gordon. Granddaughters include Aimee and husband Alex Tafreshi, Lacey Reneau, Whitney Lemond and Hayly Lemond. Great grand-children include Adair and Brooks.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar, Austin.

Graveside services will be in Corsicana at Oakwood Cemetery Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 at 1 p.m.

The family would like to thank the staff at Christopher House, the Med Team and Heartland for their kind care of our mother. Also, special thanks to her close friend Milton for always being there for her.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice Austin, 4107 Spicewood Springs Rd., Suite 100, Austin, TX 78759

Arrangements by Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 N. Lamar Blvd., Austin, Texas 78705 (512) 452-8811.

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Melissa Luanne Knight
July 22, 1959 - Oct 26, 2011

Melissa Luanne Knight, 52, of Corsicana passed away October 26, 2011. She was born July 22, 1959 in Lampasas to Zack and Bobbie Knight. She graduated from The University of Mary Hardin Baylor. She taught special ed for 13 years at Blooming Grove I.S.D. She loved her dog and animals.

She is survived by her daughters, Crystal Knight of Waco and Bethany Knight of Corsicana; parents, Zack and Bobbie Knight of Harker Heights; brother, Zack Knight Jr. of Corpus Christie and nephew Dylan Knight of Corpus Christie.

Memorial may be made to Navarro County Humane Society.

Visitation will be Friday, October 28th from 9-5pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be 1:00pm Saturday, October 29th at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Lonnie Keele officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Roy Ortega, Jr.
Oct 17, 1958 - Oct 24, 2011

Roy Ortega, 54, of Corsicana passed away Oct. 24, 2011. He was born Oct. 17, 1957 in Corsicana to Roy and Juanita Ortega.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Juanita Ortega; niece Modesta and nephew Jon.

He is survived by his children, Steven Ortega and wife Holly Marie of Arlington, Roy Lynn Ortega of Arlington, Michael LaRoy Ortega of Corsicana and stepson Dennis Boatright of Corsicana; father, Roy Ortega of Corsicana; siblings, Modesta Sanchez of Corsicana, Nick and Sylvia Gonzales of Corsicana and Rita and Mike Bowman of Oklahoma City; two step grandchildren; ex-wife, Lola Mathis; Rianna Boatright and Riley Boatright and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Rosary will be 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.

Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Pallbearers will be Michael Ortega, Roy Lynn Ortega, Dennis Boatright, David Sanchez, Nick Gonzales and Manuel Sanchez.

Honorary pallbearers are Cris Gonzales and Elvis Anderson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clifford Carroll Breeding
Apr 18, 1914 - Oct 26, 2011

Clifford Carroll Breeding, 97, passed away peacefully at his home Oct. 26, 2011 in Dallas.

Clifford was born April 18, 1914 to J. L. and Sarah Hutchins Breeding in Cold Springs, Kiowa County, Okla. He graduated from Kerens High School May 19, 1931. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from San Marcos State University. Clifford started his life long career in education teaching in the school in Rural Shade. He taught and coached in Dickinson, Texas and he also taught and coachedin the Pflugerville schools where he coached the football team to an undefeated season in 1939. In 2005, he was honored by the five remaining players from that team at the halftime Homecoming ceremonies. He taught Math and was the Junior High principal in Kerens for several years. He then moved to Dallas where he was principal for several different schools. He retired there after a long career as an educator.

Clifford served in the Coast Guard in the Aleutian Islands.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen Hartley Breeding and his second wife, Mundy Breeding.

He is survived by his son Clifford C. Breeding Jr. and his wife Blanca and grandchildren Julliette and Clif, all of Dallas. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews and a host of ex-students and friends.

Clifford was a Christian man who lived his religion as a moral and upstanding man who influenced countless students and family over the years.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2011 at the Jeter and Son Funeral Home in Dallas.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. in Kerens at the Kerens Cemetery by Bro. Wes Johnson.

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John Wesley Sharpley
Oct 13, 1851 - Feb 3, 1937

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY 82 YEARS IS BURIED AT EMHOUSE
John Wesley Sharpley, aged 84 years, resident of Navarro county since he was two years old, died at his home at Emhouse Wednesday evening at 6:20 o'clock. The funeral services were held from the Emhouse school building Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. Lawrence Shivers and Roy Ward, both of Tehuacana.
Mr. Sharpley, known to his friends and acquaintances as "Uncle Jack" was born in Alabama.
He came to Texas with his parents when two years of age. He was residing in Corsicana when the Civil War broke out in 1861 and moved to the Emhouse community in 1880 where he has made his home since that time.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, S. S. Sharpley, Emhouse; Marshall Sharpley, Beaumont; John Sharpley, Houston, and Will Sharpley, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Pearl Bennett, Houston;
Mrs. W. L. Pinson, Ennis; Mrs. L, H. Elrod, Godley, and Mrs. Carl Simpson, Tyler; a step-daughter, Mrs. G. R. O'Neal, Emhouse; 35 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home directed funeral arrangements.

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Samuel S. "Sam" Sharpley
July 4, 1872 - May 12, 1954

Dies At Houston
Sam S. Sharpley, 81, long-time Emhouse resident, retired farmer, died in Houston Wednesday. He had been in Houston several weeks.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10 a. m. with burial in the Pattison cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Ray, pastor of the Central Methodist church, and Rev. H. C. Starkey, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.
Surviving are a son, Newel Sharpley, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lena Robinson, Houston; three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bennett, Midlothian; Mrs.
Rena Pinson, Ennls; Mrs. Maggie Elrod, Cleburne, and Mrs. Carl Simpson, Tyler; two brothers, Johnny Sharpley, Houston and J. W. Sharpley, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Earl Brown, Albert Tinkle, Jack Hill, Dick Dickson, M. B. Collins, and Swint Huling.

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Mary Catherine (Pattison) Thornton
Jun 4, 1860 - Nov 15, 1958

Mrs. Thornton Burial Sunday

Mrs. Mollie Thornton, aged 98 years, died in Waco Saturday morning.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Emhouse with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ben Mosley.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Thornton resided in the Emhouse community for many years before moving to Hubbard and later to Waco.
Surviving are five sons, O. T. Thornton, Houston; M. G. Thornton, Troup; E. D. Thornton, Hillsboro; H. D. Thornton, Hubbard, and G. C. Thornton, Corpus Christi; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. P. H. White, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ruth Stephens, Waco, and other relatives.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Amanda Jane (Pierce) Findley-Turner
Aug 12, 1856 - Nov 9, 1913

DIES FROM BURNS.

Mrs W. J. Turner Meets Awful Death at Her Home.

Mrs. W. J. Turner, who lives near Emhouse, was so badly burned Saturday afternoon that she died last night at 7 o'clock and her remains were laid to rest this afternoon in Pattison cemetery. While rendering lard her dress caught fire and before aid could reach her she was so badly burned that death was inevitable.
Mrs. Turner was a member of a prominent family of that section of the county and had hosts of friends who deeply regret her untimely taking away.

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Jessie Clayborn Wilcox
Oct 4, 1872 - May 7, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR JESSIE C. WILCOX
Funeral services for Jesse Clayborn Wilcox, age 71 years, who died at his home at Emhouse Friday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Methodist church at Emhouse.
Rev. Vernon White conducted the rites. Burial was in Pattison cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Emhouse; four sons, Virgil, Jodie, and Alvie Wilcox, all of Mildred; Curtis Wilcox, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Joe Anderson, Port Neches; Mrs. W. R. Loggins, Roanoke, La.; Mrs. C. F. Smith, Ennis, several grandchildren, and other relatives.
Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Susan Amanda (Whigham) Worsham
Mar 4, 1844 - Apr 2, 1921

Died At Emhouse.
Mrs. Susan A. Worsham, aged 77.
years, died at Emhouse Saturday at the home of her son, Dr. Worsham, with whom she made her home, and interment took place in the Pattison cemetery Sunday, with Revs. Hendrickson, Shivers, Boyd and Nunn officiating. Besides her son, Dr. Worsham, the deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. E. Townley, of Murchison.

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Died At Emhouse. Mrs. Susan A. Worsham, aged 77. years, died at Emhouse Saturday at the home of her son, Dr. Worsham, with whom she made her home, and interment took place in the Pattison cemetery Sunday, with Revs. Hendrickson, Shivers, Boyd and Nunn officiating. Besides her son, Dr. Worsham, The deceased is survived by one daughter, Mrs. M. E. Townley, of Murchison.

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Nilla Susan (Elliott) Vyers
Oct 18, 1894 - Mar 30, 1975

Mrs. Vyers
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Mrs. G.T. Vyers, 80, resident of Emhouse, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Nathan Daniels and Rev. Harold Burns will officiate, and burial will be at Pattison cemetery.
She was a native of London, Ky., lived in Emhouse 60 years, and was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband of Emhouse, three sons, Willie Vyers of Emhouse, Tommy Vyers and Rev. Glynn Vyers both of Ennis; a daughter, Mrs. Alyne Harris of Dallas; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Hobe Elliott of Dallas, Jim Elliott of Mesquite, Frank Elliott of Weatherford, two sisters, Mrs. Martha Brown of Emhouse and Mrs. Bessie Fincher of Dallas.
Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Maydred L. (Gillespie) Kelly
Abt 1905 - Nov 23, 1927

EMHOUSE WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL EARLY WEDNESDAY
Mrs. Madrid Kelly, aged 22 years, wife of J. L. Kelly of Emhouse, died at the Navarro County Hospital at 3 o'clock Wednesday morning and the remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Clay D. Rush.
Surviving are her husband and parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Gillespie of Houston.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, November 23, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • this lady is not in the cemetery book or on the list, but the obit says she is buried in Pattison
  • w/o J. L. Kelly d/o William Kenzie Gillespie and Ostilla Elena “Ossie” (Jefferson) Gillespie
     

Doris Ann McCrory
June 7, 1935 - July 3, 1935

FUNERAL OF BABY HELD THURSDAY AT EMHOUSE CHURCH
Doris Ann McCrory, one-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. McCrory of the Dresden community died at the family residence Wednesday afternoon and the funeral was held at the First Methodist church at Emhouse Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Interment was in Pattison cemetery.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, John McCrory, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. O. L. McCrory and Mr. and Mrs. J. Hill The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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John Otho McCrory, Jr.
Jan 4, 1933 - Dec 3, 1939

EMHOUSE BOY DIED SUNDAY; FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY
John McCrory, Jr., aged 7 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. John McCrory of Emhouse, died Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church in Emhouse
with burial in the Pattison cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Oscar Glenn McCrory, all of Emhouse; grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. O. L. McCrory, Emhouse, and Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Hill.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Wood Ewing McGaughey
Nov 1, 1912 - Nov 9, 1974

W. E. McGaughey
Funeral services were scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Wood E. McGaughey, 62, of Emhouse. He died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Simon David Hayes was to officiate and burial was to be in Pattison cemetery.
He was a native of Huntington, and had lived in Emhouse since 1971.
He was employed by Bell Helicopter, and was a member of Masonic Lodge No. 254 in Huntington.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eleanore Pattison McGaughey; one sister, Mrs. Zula Hayes of Huntington; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews were to be pallbearers.

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George Washington McManus
Nov 20, 1876 - Aug 19, 1951

George McManus Is Found Dead
George W. McManus, 74, was found dead at his residence on East First avenue near the Southern Pacific Lines underpass at 1:30 p.m. Sunday. He apparently had been dead several hours.
"Death from natural causes" was the Coroner's verdict returned by Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, following an inquest.
McManus, Judge Sheppard said, apparently was taken ill during the night. His feet were off the bed, indicating he had taken medicine as a bottle of medicine was on a chair near the bed and a flashlight was burning.
The aged man lived alone, Funeral services will be held at 4 p. m. Monday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.
Native of Georgia, McManus had made his home in Navarro county 61 years.
A number of nieces and nephews survive.
Pallbearers will be J. B. Hanna, James Wilbey, L. B. Wheat, W. S. Slate, Carlton McManus and Albert McManus.

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Jo Ella (Reid) Nelson
Apr 10, 1888 - Dec 18, 1956

Former Resident Rites Thursday Mrs. Ella Nelson, 71, former Emhouse and Corsicana resident, 1200 Stella street, Fort Worth. died Tuesday night in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be held at the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse sometime Thursday. The time had not been set early Wednesday afternoon pending the arrival of her son. Surviving are a son, Elmer Nelson, California; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Brooks, Fort Worth, and other relatives including; a niece, Mrs. W. E. Stewart of Emhouse.

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Mrs. Ella Nelson Services Friday
Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Nelson, 71, former Emhouse and Corsicana resident, who died in Fort Worth Tuesday, will be held at the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse Friday at 2 p.m. Surviving are a son, Elmer Nelson, California; two grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Katherine Brooks, Fort Worth, and other relatives.
Corley will direct.

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John Horn Lockhart
Aug 9, 1856 - Jun 22, 1917

Stricken With Paralysis.
Dr. Worsham, who was here this afternoon from Emhouse, reports that J. H. Lockhart was stricken with paralysis in the left side while on the streets at Emhouse today and is in a critical condition.

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Mr. John Lockhart was stricken with paralysis Thursday at his store in Emhouse and died Friday morning and his remains were laid to rest in the Pattison cemetery Friday evening at four o'clock. He leaves a wife and three children, one son and a daughter, and one step-son, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.

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Stricken With Paralysis. Dr. Worsham, who was here this afternoon from Emhouse, reports that J. H. Lockhart was stricken with paralysis in the left side while on the streets at Emhouse today and is in a critical condition. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 21, 1917 Emhouse News. Mr. John Lockhart was stricken with paralysis Thursday at his store in Emhouse and died Friday morning and his remains were laid to rest in the Patterson cemetery Friday evening at four o'clock. He leaves a wife and three children, one son and a daughter, and one step-son, and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 2, 1917 Died at Emhouse. J. H. Lockhart, an old citizen of the county, who was stricken with paralysis while on the streets of Emhouse yesterday died at his home there this morning at 6 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Patterson cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock. The deceased was 65 years of age and is survived by his widow and two grown children, Mrs. Boyd Smotherman and Bud Lockhart, both of Emhouse.

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Amy Pearl (Farmer) Watson
Sep 5, 1883 - Nov 23, 1934

MRS. PEARL WATSON OF BARRY DIED LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Mrs. Pearl Watson, aged 51 years, wife of W. M. Watson of the Barry community, died Wednesday night at 11 o'clock.
Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of a daughter who resides in California.
It is expected the rites will be held Sunday.
Surviving are her husband, four children, Mrs. J. F. Hodge, Oklahoma; Mrs. Arthur Egg, California; Leroy Watson. Barry; and Robert Watson, California; one grandchild, father. Alfred Farmer, Oklahoma; six brothers. Bert, Winston, Norman, Roy, Vernon and Alma Farmer, all of Oklahoma; and two sisters. Mrs. Velma Bagwell and Mrs. Eva May Dowdy, both of Oklahoma, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WATSON SUNDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Watson, aged 41 years, wife of W. M. Watson, who died at the family home in the Barry community Wednesday night at 11 o'clock will be held from the residence of Miss Ouida Watson, 1430 West Fifth avenue, Sunday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Thomas
Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.
Surviving are her husband, four, children, Mrs. J. F. Hodge, Oklahoma; Mrs. Arthur Egg, California; Leroy Watson, Barry; and Robert Watson, California; one grandchild, father, Alfred Farmer, Oklahoma; six brothers, Bert, Winston, Norman, Roy, Vernon, and Alma Farmer and two sisters, Mrs. Velma Hagwell and Mrs. Eva May Dowdy, all of Oklahoma.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

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BARRY WOMAN IS BURIED SUNDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Watson, 51, wife of W. M. Watson, Barry, who died Wednesday night, were held from the residence of Miss Quida Watson, 1430 West Fifth avenue, Sunday morning at 10:30 o’clock, the burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Mrs. J. F. Hodge, Oklahoma; Mrs. Arthur Egg, California; Leroy Watson, Barry, and Robert Watson, California; father, Alfred Farmer, Oklahoma; a grandchild; six brothers, Bert, Winston, Norman, Roy, Vernon and Alma Farmer and two sisters, Mrs. Velma Bagwell and Mrs. Eva May Dowdy, all of Oklahoma; and other relatives

Pallbearers were H. O. Varnell, John Bourland, Oscar Woodruff, Ben Freeman, Bob McCarthy and J. W. Mitchell.

Mrs. Isabelle Melton rendered special songs.

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

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Infant of Andrew Thompson
Abt. Mar. 1922 - July 31, 1922

Died Near Emhouse.
The 4-months-old boy of Andrew Thompson died at Emhouse last night and the remains were interred in the Pattison Cemetery this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 31, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • this is all I can find on this one. I am not sure he is buried in Pattison—he is not on the list or the cemetery books... Diane

Elizabeth Prairie Bird (Scott) Steen-Lockhart 
Oct 16, 1853 - Nov. 19, 1922

Mrs. Pararre Lockhart, aged 69, died at the home of her son, Ira Steen yesterday, and the remains were interred in the Patterson Cemetery this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Besides the son named the deceased is survived by two other children, G. A. Lockhart and Mrs. Reba Smotherman.

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Eva Izora (Lockhart) Farmer
May 8, 1884 - Apr 19, 1912

Mrs. Eva Farmer Fatally Burned.

Mrs. Eva Farmer, wife of Bert Farmer, residing at Emhouse was so badly burned Thursday afternoon that she died Friday afternoon. She leaves a husband and three children.
Her remains were interred in the Patterson Cemetery Saturday afternoon. The entire community sympathize with the husband and children in their bereavement.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Democrat and Truth - Thursday, April 25, 1912 page 1
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Argen Edward Pate
Feb 16, 1878 - Jul 8, 1935

FARMER IS FOUND DEAD AS RESULT OF SHOTGUN WOUND

A. E. Pate, 57, was found dead at his home seven miles north of Corsicana, between Emhouse and Rice, at 3 o'clock Monday morning and a coroner's verdict of "death by gunshot wounds, self-inflicted" was returned by Justice of the Peace W. T. McFadden after viewing the body. Deputy Sheriff Jack Floyd and Judge McFadden answered the call.
It was reported that Pate was found at his smokehouse with a shotgun wound in the head, and a gun lying nearby.
The funeral will be held from the Methodist Protestant church at Emhouse Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock with interment in the Patterson Cemetery.
Surviving are four children, P. H. Pate, Emhouse: Veda Mae Pate, Emhouse: Glenn Pate, Emhouse; Mrs. Charles Barlow. Emhouse; two brothers. John Hilliard, Corsicana, and Ollie Hilliard, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Burton,: Emhouse. and Mrs.
Jessie Logan, Dallas: mother, Mrs. Mary Hilliard; Emhouse, and other relatives.
The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR A. E. PATE BE HELD LATE TUESDAY

Funeral services for A. E. Pate , 57, farmer, residing between Emhouse and Rice, who died early Monday morning, will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church with interment in the Patterson Cemetery.

Surviving are four children, P. H. Pate, Veda Mae Pate, Glen Pate and Mrs. Charles Barlow, all of Emhouse; mother, Mrs. Mary Hilliard, Emhouse; two brothers, John Hilliard, Emhouse, and Ollie Hilliard, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Lola Burton, Emhouse, and Mrs. Jessie Logan, Dallas, and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Jane Elvey/Elva (Jordan) Pate- Linson-Hilliard

Aug 2, 1860 - Jan 6, 1949

EMHOUSE RESIDENT DIES THURSDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY
Mrs. Mary Elva Jane Hilliard, aged 88 years, of Emhouse, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 12:10 o'clock Thursday morning. She was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in the Emhouse community for many years.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock.
Burial will be in the Patterson Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor
of the Methodist churches at Emhouse and Barry.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. C E. Burton, Emhouse, and Mrs. C. M. Logan, Dallas; two
sons, John Hilliard, Fort Worth, and Ollie Hilliard, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lou Haskins, Wortham; a brother, Jasper Odom, Blackwell, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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EMHOUSE RESIDENT FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elva Jane Hilliard, aged 88 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday morning, were held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in the Patterson Cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. W. Brown, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church.
A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Hilliard had resided in the Emhouse community for many years.
Surviving are two daughters.
Mrs. C. E. Burton, Emhouse, and Mrs. C. M. Logan, Dallas; two sons, John Hilliard, Fort Worth, and Ollie Hilliard, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lou Haskins, Wortham; a brother.
Jasper Odom, Blackwell, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Frank Seely, Swint Huling, Thad Beard, A. C. Richards, A. C. Gray and Jim Bob Collins.

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Benjamin C. Pattison
Nov 14, 1878 - Jan 12, 1945

B. C. PATTISON DIED AT EMHOUSE; FUNERAL WAS HELD SATURDAY
Funeral services for B. C. Pattison, 66, who died at his home at Emhouse Friday, were held from the Emhouse Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with Revs. L. B. Jenkins and Jack Goff conducting rites. Burial was in Patterson Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, Emhouse; a son, Coy Pattison, Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. S. H. Allen, Beaumont; Miss Eleanor Pattison, Emhouse; four sisters, Mrs. Joe Tinkle, Emhouse; Mrs. Frank Blair, Chatfield; Mrs. Drew Bennett, Austin; Mrs. Andy Ray, Palmer; two grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were A. C. Richards, B. Ray, J. B. Collins, C. B. Turner, Frank Seely, Charlie McNeil, John Pattison and Frank D. Harris.
Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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John Thomas O’Neal
Apr 27, 1927 - Nov 18, 1927

EMHOUSE
Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas, Nov. 24. —The death Angel entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. R. O’Neal Friday morning, November 18, at 2:30 o'clock and took from them their baby boy. He had been the light and joy of their home for only seven short months. He had been ill nearly two weeks when he suddenly became seriously stricken. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at two-thirty o'clock at the Methodist Protestant Church, conducted by Rev. M. Lamb, pastor of
the church. Burial took place in the Patterson Cemetery. A host of loving and griefstricken relatives and friends following little John Thomas to his last resting place.

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Willie Mae “Bill” Tinkle
Nov 19, 1916 - May 31, 1927

LITTLE GIRL DIED AT EMHOUSE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING
Special to the Sun.
Emhouse, Texas. May 31.—Willie Mae Tinkle, aged 10 years, daughter of A. J. Tinkle of this city died at 1 o'clock Tuesday morning at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. N. Tinkle, of this city. Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Methodist Episcopal church with Rev. Van P. Morrison, pastor, conducting the services.
Burial was in Patterson cemetery.
Willie Mae is survived by her father, three sisters and one brother.

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Naomi Catherine “Kate” (Rawl) Smyrl
Mar 14, 1837 Nov 18, 1922

Deaths Near Emhouse.
Mrs. N. C. Smyrl, aged 84 years, died at the home of her son, J. E. Smyrl, Saturday and the remains were interred in the Patterson cemetery yesterday afternoon. The deceased had lived in this county many years.
and is survived by four children, J. E. and C. A. Smyrl, Emhouse, T. C,
Smyrl, Poynor, and Mrs. lone Shumwny of California.

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Lizzie Inez (Tinkle) Perry
May 29, 1903 - Nov 28, 1922

Died at Emhouse.
Mrs. Ivey Perry, daughter of Nathan Tinkle, died at the home of her parents near Emhouse today after a week's illness, and the remains were interred in the Patterson cemetery there today. Mrs. Perry was twenty years of age and leaves a little boy who is now very sick.

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Kenneth Allyn Swart
Sept 21, 1960 - Oct 31, 2011
 

Kenneth Allyn Swart, 51, of Corsicana passed away Oct. 31, 2011. He was born Sept. 21, 1960 in California to Norman and Artis Swart.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Artis Johnston and brother, Stevie Swart.

He is survived by his wife Robbie Swart of Corsicana; parents, Norman and Alice Swart of California; children, Lindsey Swart of Abilene, Aaron Montgomery and wife Leann of Corsicana, Tiffany Montgomery of Corsicana and Chelsea Montgomery of Corsicana; brothers, Stan Swart and wife Adrienne of California and Dan Swart and wife Elaine of California;brother-in-law, Mike McCarter; sister-in-laws, Mary Cook and husband Bobby and Marcy Ayala and husband Roy; six grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and chili family.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7th at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruth (Kelley) Morris
Aug 13, 1917 - Nov 1, 2011
 

Mrs. Ruth Kelley Morris, age 94, passed away Tuesday Nov. 1, 2011 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born to Minnie and Daniel C. Kelley in Waxahachie on Aug. 13, 1917.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Jerry L. Morris and wife Judy of Corsicana and Bruce Morris and wife, Kaye Butler of San Marcos; grandchildren, Amy Ruggles and husband Mark of Carrollton, Christopher Morris of Lewisville, and Kelley Morris of Edna, and grand-nephew, Andrew Dorer of San Marcos. Ruth is also survived by triplet great grandchildren, Phillip, Benjamin, and Sophia Ruggles of Carrollton. She is also survived by her sister, Christine Burns of Waxahachie.

As a life-long member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, Ruth served as Director of Education until her retirement. In her 33 years at the church, Ruth served so many, so much, so often with unconditional love. A very thoughtful and caring woman, she devoted her time to the youth programs of the church. She was known for her incredible cooking skills and ability to prepare for all groups large or small. Ruth loved her Lord, her family and her friends which are too numerous to count. Ruth gave her all to everyone.

Visitation with the family will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services for Mrs. Morris will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at First Methodist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110

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Faye (Wilhoit) Harper
Feb 15, 1936 - Oct 31, 2011

Faye (Wilhoit) Harper, 75, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 after battling complications following surgery to repair liver bile duct function. Born to C.W. and Carmie Wilhoit, Feb. 15, 1936, she was the second youngest of seven to James Wilhoit, Gary Wilhoit, Geraldine Gressett, Laverne Luig, Marlene Scarbrough (deceased), and Frances Zurbriggen. Faye attended twelve grades of school in Archer City, Texas, graduating valedictorian in 1954.

She was a homemaker, fabulous cook and loving caregiver to family and friends near and far. Always aware and seeking opportunities to serve, Faye never met a stranger and loved all children as if they were hers. She was a special caregiver to many dear elderly friends. Her Christian influence touched many.

Faye will be missed by husband Bob of 57 years, children: Robert Harper and wife, Pat; Gary Harper and wife, Grace; Liz Cole and husband, David, and Laura Harper. She lived to enjoy her children but thrived in the joy of her grandchildren: Trey Harper, Lea Ellen Warden and husband, Curtis; Audra Harper, Corey Harper and Jessica Harper, Andrew Cole and Caroline Cole; great grandchildren: Logan Harper, Caylea, Carmie, Cooper and Warden. She is survived by five siblings and numerous nephews, nieces and cousins.

How can one pen with words the blessings of having known her? She was energetic, frugal, a fix all, seamstress, gardener, counselor, mentor, referee, and always ready to console. She never missed an opportunity to feed you. While sitting at her table, more than food was received. We have been blessed beyond measure to have her in our lives.

Per her request, a short celebration memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 at 2 p.m. at North Beaton Church of Christ, 2725 North Beaton Street, immediately followed by cookies and punch visitation.

Memorials may be made to Arms of Hope, 21300 Hwy 16 N., Medina, TX 78055.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Middleton Baker
Nov 30, 1922 - Nov 1, 2011

William Middleton Baker passed from this earth on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011 at his home in Richardson. He was a member of the Arapaho United Methodist Church in Richardson since 1975, and an active participant in the annual Parking Lot and Harvest Sale, the Pumpkin Patch, and any other capacity he was asked to serve.

He was raised in his grandfather’s home in Tinkle Bottom, Emhouse, Texas, and attended school in Emhouse. Baker served as a United States Marine from 1942 to 1946. In August 1946 he returned to Emhouse and found work in Corsicana at the Navarro Hotel, J.M. Dyer Co., Sherwin Williams, the State National Bank, and finally in November 1948, was employed as an accountant with Texas Power & Light Co., in Corsicana, Killeen, Waco, Commerce, Richardson and Garland, Texas and retired on April 1, 1985.

Baker spent his retirement years woodworking and researching the Hopkins-Gill family genealogy.

Born Nov. 30, 1922 in Emhouse, Baker is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Mary Baker; mother, Hattie Lou Ella Hopkins Baker; father, John Alfred Baker; sisters Bertha Barlow, Bessie Fulton, Lula Mae Smith, Anna Pearl Brown; brothers S.A. Baker, Joe Baker, Thurman Baker; and son-in-law Jerry Baldree.

He is survived by his brother Jerry Baker of Irving; sister-in-law Mrs. R.T. (Mary) Baker of Corsicana; children Billy Baker and wife Athena of Wylie and Gayle Baldree of Plano; grandchildren Brad Baker, Ryan Baker and wife Elise, Logan Baldree, Brianne Baldree.

A visitation with friends and family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Sparkman Funeral Home in Richardson.

Funeral Service for Mr. B


aker will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Sparkman Funeral Home's chapel. Burial to follow in Pattison Cemetery, Corsicana.

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Melton Eljuan "Bud" Ewing
Mar 3, 1944 - Oct 31, 2011

Melton "Bud" Eljuan Ewing passed from this life on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011 at his residence in Kerens. Bud was born March 3, 1944 in Blooming Grove to Lewis and Louetta Ewing of Dresden.

He is preceded in death by his parents and by his only brother, Verlan Lewis Ewing.

He is survived by a sister-in-law Anita Ewing of Dresden; nieces Amanda Green, Kimberly Lemmert and Valerie Andrews; nephew Ben Ewing; two great nieces and six great nephews.

Bud was a simple man who took pleasure in simple things. He loved to be outdoors, to "go get a Coke," and to go to his job each day while he was able. We are comforted by the knowledge that he finally walks free and at peace with our Savior; and we are blessed to have had him in our lives, especially these last few months. We would like to thank the staff of Kerens Care Center for their kind and patient care of our brother-in-law and uncle in his last months.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at Dresden Cemetery at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Arrangements made by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hubert Lanier "H.L." Massey
May 10, 1921 - Oct 29, 2011

Mr. Hubert Lanier “H.L.” Massey went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011 in Lubbock.  He was born May 10, 1921 to John and Laura Massey of Streetman.

During World War II, he served in the United States Army Air Corps.  He later enjoyed a successful career in sales.  He married Margie Hill on Aug. 31, 1987 in Lubbock.  He was a member of Temple Baptist Church in Lubbock.  During his retirement, he volunteered for the Veterans Administration, transporting veterans to facilities for treatment.  He was also a member of D.A.V., American Legion, and the Odd Fellows.  

Mr. Massey’s greatest joy was visiting with his family and friends.  He will be remembered for his good nature and generous spirit.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Mary Robinson.

He is survived by his wife Margie; stepdaughter, Faye Lieder; grandchildren, Kim Abramson and Billy Lieder, all of New Orleans, La.; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Mable Anderson of Canyon, Texas and Freddie Finley of Corsicana; brothers, Roy Massey of Corpus Christi, Johnny B. Massey of Wortham, Harold Massey of Fairfield; and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing will be Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Corley Lakeside Chapel at 123 Main St., Streetman.  Visitation with the family will be  9 to 10 a.m., Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Corley Lakeside Chapel followed by Graveside Services at 10:30 a.m. at St. Elmo Cemetery, St. Elmo, Texas.

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Mable (Massey) "D" Anderson
July 13, 1925 - Oct 31, 2011

Mable Massey Anderson, better known as “D,” finished her full life on earth Monday, Oct. 31, 2011. She was born on July 13, 1925 to John and Letha Massey in Winkler, Texas.

She lived in Spur, Texas with her beloved Aunt Jenny and Uncle Steve when she graduated from high school. D married the love of her life, Garth T. Anderson in May of 1948. He preceded her in death after 50 years of marriage. D completed an LVN course at Amarillo College. She was one of the first nurses to work when the Elizabeth Jane Bivins home became a nursing home. She was also one of the first hospice nurses at the then St. Anthony’s Hospice. She loved being a nurse but gave it up to devote time to her granddaughters.

D was also preceded in death by a daughter, Judy Beth, her parents, a sister, Mary, of Corsicana, and a brother, H.L. Massey of Lubbock.

D is survived by a daughter, Jane Anderson King and husband Joe, of Canyon; three granddaugthers, Kristin L. Gerber and husband Carson, Kyla L. King, and Kayla L. Canales and husband, Morgan; she delighted in her first great granddaughter, Deandra Canales; she has one loving sister, Freddie Finley, of Corsicana; two brothers, Harold and Johnny Massey, of Fairfield, and R. E. Massey of Corpus Christi; and a whole host of “damn Kings” as she lovingly referred to her son-in-law’s extended family; and her faithful dog, “Lady.”

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 at First United Methodist Church of Canyon with Rev. Kevin Deckard, associate pastor of Polk Street United Methodist Church of Amarillo and Rick Enns, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Canyon officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2011 at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman. Local arrangements by Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

The family suggests memorials to Baptist St. Anthony’s Hospice, P.O. Box 950, Amarillo, Texas 79176, or to the Building Fund at First United Methodist Church, 1818 Fourth Ave., Canyon Texas 79015.

Arrangements by Brooks Funeral Directors of Canyon.

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