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John R. Summy
Aug 16, 1881 - Apr 3, 1955

John R. Summy Rites Tuesday Funeral services for John R. Summy, 73, who died in the M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston, Sunday, after an extended illness, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. The rites wrre conducted by Rev Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. A retired electrician, Summy had made his home with a sister, Mrs. R. E. Browning, 1813 North Beaton street for a number of years. Surviving are four sisters. Mrs. Browning. Corsicana; Mrs. H. D. Maltbie. Port Arthur: Mrs. George H Peck. Elizabeth, La., and Mrs. Herman Lichte, San Antonio; two brothers. W. L. Summy, Corsicana and A. V. Summy, Hebronville, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Roy Stewart, Hayes Bonner. Horace Hayes. J. W. McCammon, A. L. Huffman and C. L. Miley

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Jimmy Lloyd Miley
Jun 21, 1943 - Jan 16, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR JIMMIE MILEY HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON Funeral rites for Jimmie Miley. aged 2 1-2 years, who died in a Lubbock hospital Monday. were held from the Emhouse Baptist church Thursday at 1 p.m., with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Sharpley, pastor of the church. Surviving are the parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Miley, Hobbs, N. M., former Emhouse residents; grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. B. Ray, Emhouse, and other relatives. Pallbearers were C T Miley, V. O. Miley, S. H. Allen, Gowis Ray. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Lula (Smith) Worsham
Oct 21, 1876 - Jan 15, 1946

MRS. LULA WORSHAM FUNERAL HELD AT BARRY THURSDAY Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Worsham, aged 69 years, who died at her home in Barry Tuesday, were held from the First Methodist church at Barry Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. V. Bane. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. O. E. Cole, Grapevine and Mrs. George Mitchell, Barry; four sons, Joe and Raymond Worsham, both of Barry; Jerry Worsham, Fort Worth, and T. E. Worsham, Wichita Falls, 16 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Essie Bailey, Itasca; Mrs. Mildred Legg, Littlefield, and Mrs. Mae Grezzard, Ennis; four brothers, Louis and Shelby Smith, both of Abilene; Lloyd Smith, Alma, and Emmett Smith, Ennis, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Buell Robison, A. M. Russell, L. O. McGraw, Charlie Watkins, R. E. Grimmett, and Claude Arnold Watson. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Rhoda Freelove (Shelton) Merideth
Sep 12, 1875 - Jul 10, 1954

Mrs. Merideth Services Sunday Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Meredith, 78, formerly of Navarro county, who died at Route 1, Hillsboro, were held Sunday at 3 p. m. from the Corley Chapel here. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Greenbon. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. Mrs. Meredith was a native of Henderson county. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Kyle Stokes, Mrs. W. L. Rackley and Mrs. Virgil Grooms, all of Hillsboro; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Susan Richards. Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were M. B. Padgett. Marion Magee, Troy Holcomb, W. C. Ray, Joe Logan, Charles DeLafosse, Book Turner and Leonard Gardner.

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Joseph Eugene “Gene” McAdams
Nov 12, 1903 - Jan 10, 1977

Gene McAdams Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Gene McAdams, 73, of Corsicana who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Leroy Reaves and Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate with burial at the Pattison cemetery. He was a native of Caddo Mills and had lived in Corsicana for 12 years. He was a retired farmer and a former employee of Hand Furniture Co. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertha Francis McAdams; two brothers, both of Corsicana, Horace J. McAdams and Harvey H. McAdams; five sisters, Mrs. Pete Dixon of Corsicana, Mrs. Burl Harris of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Herman Bell of Frost, Mrs. O. O. Long of Teague and Mrs. Edward Abell of San Antonio and a number of nieces and nephews. Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Charles Maggard
Jun 04, 1892 - Jan 12, 1947

RITES AT EMHOUSE METHODIST CHURCH FOR CHAS. MAGGARD Funeral services for Charles Maggard, aged 54 years, native Texan, who died at his home in Emhouse Sunday night, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Emhouse Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. A. Stewart, Jr., pastor, assisted by Rev. Dan Sharpley, pastor of the First Baptist church at Emhouse Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Ray, Monahans; a son, Wayne Maggard, Corsicana; three brothers, Tom and Raz Maggard, both of Kerens, and Dave Maggard, Emhouse; two sisters. Mrs. Henry Hilliard and Mrs. Dannie Adcock, both of Kerens, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Cline Adcock, Floyd Adcock, Claude Maggard, Ray Maggard, Nath Chaney and Ralph Chaney. McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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David William Maggard
Feb 26, 1882 - Oct 22, 1949

David W. Maggard Dies Saturday; Funeral Monday David W. Maggard, aged 67 years, life-long resident of Em- house, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Funeral services were held Mon- day afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Emhouse Methodist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. N. H. Crawford of Min- eola and Rev. H. L. Atkins, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church. He was married to Miss Ada Lockhart, August 12, 1900. Surviving are his wife, Emhouse four sons, Roy Maggard, Ennis; Claude and Lucian Maggard, both of Emhouse, and Johnnie Maggard, Teague; a daughter, Mrs Albert Tinkle, Emhouse; eight grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Kate Hilliard, Kerens, and Mrs. Dannie Adcock, Denton; two brothers, Tom and Ras Maggard both of Kerens, and other relatives. Nephews were pallbearers. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Harold D. Manning
Sep 29, 1932 - Sep 29, 1974

H. Manning Graveside services will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Pattison cemetery for Harold Manning, resident of Big Springs, and former resident of Emhouse, who died Sunday in Big Springs. Rev. C.A. Mangham will officiate at the grave site. Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Nally- Pickle Chapel in Big Springs. Rev. Leroy Reaves officiated. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Survivors include his widow, of Big Springs; a son, Gary Manning of Midland; five daughters, Janice Manning and Patrice Manning both of Midland, Kimberly Manning and Patti Dickson of Big Springs, and Vicki Dixon of Greenville; a brother, Kendal Manning of Lubbock; and a sister, Mrs. Bob Cardinal of Richardson.

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John Milburn Manning
Dec 06, 1900 - Apr 18, 1974

Mr. Manning Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for John M. Manning who died Thursday in San Angelo. His wife Mrs. Sallie Manning preceded him in death July 19, 1971. Survivors include two sons, Harold Manning of New Port, Ark., and Kendal Manning of Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Lyndal Vincent of Richardson, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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J. R. Manning
J. M. Manning Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for John M. Manning, former Corsicana resident who died Thursday in San Angelo. The Rev. Leroy Reaves officiated. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. Pallbearers were Ralph Chaney, Stokes Armstrong, Dick Stokes, Ernest Stokes, Homer McNabb, Billy Blissette, Swint Huling and Charles Emmert. His wife, Mrs. Sallie Manning, preceded him in death July 19, 1971. Surviving are two sons, a daughter, 11 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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David Monroe Richards
Sep 19, 1875 - Feb 6, 1959

D. M. Richards Rites Saturday Funeral services were held at 2 p. m. Saturday for D. M. Richards. 83, retired Emhouse farmer, who died in Memorial hospital early Friday. Services were held from Emhouse Baptist church, with Rev. H. C. Lynch. Irving Baptist minister, and Rev. Carl Taylor, Jr.. pastor of the Emhouse Methodist church, conducting. Burial was in Pattison cemetery. Richards was a native of Rome, Ga. He came to the Emhouse area with his family when he was one month old and resided there for the remainder of his life. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jessie Richards, Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. H. B. Garnett, Dallas; four sons, Reuben, Charlie, Roger and James Richards, all of Emhouse; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, R. M. Richards, Corsicana,; three sisters, Mrs. Allie Treadaway, Cordell, Okla .; Mrs. Grace Daniels, Houston; and Mrs. Minnie Williams, Manassa, Colo.; and other relatives. Pallbearers were Frank Seely, Jim Bob Collins, C. B. Turner, L. B. Mahoney, Early Brown and A. C. Richards. Services were under the direction of McCammon.

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Robert Royce “Bobby” Ray
Oct 5, 1943 - Sep 1, 1959

Orange Youth Rites Thursday Funeral services for Bobbv Ray, 15, of Orange, were held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. from the First Baptist church in Emhouse. Rev. L. B. Jenkins, formerly pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church and now a Baptist minister in Forney, conducted. Burial was in Pattison cemetery. Ray died in Orange Tuesday of injuries suffered Monday in a fall from a tree. The survivors are the parents. Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Ray; two sisters, Ribin and Suzanne Ray, all of Orange: grandmothers, Mrs. I. L. Dockery of Corsicana and Mrs. I. B. Ray of Emhouse; and other relatives. The mother is the former Miss Imogene Dockery of Corsicana. Pallbearers were Harry Drain, R. M. Drain, Jr., Del Marie Vest. Leon Sought, Bud O'Neal and Frank Seely, Jr. Corley directed.

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Anna Eliza “Annie” (Patterson) Lindsey-Northcutt-Tinkle
Feb 13, 1881 - Jun 29, 1948

MRS. ANNIE TINKLE DIES LATE TUESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY Mrs. Annie E. Lindsey Tinkle, aged 68 years, life-long Navarro County resident, died with a heart attack at her home in Emhouse Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Emhouse Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are two sons, T. B. Lindsey, Corsicana, and E. L. Lindsey, Ennis; three daughters, Mrs. Johnny Patterson, Emhouse; Mrs. Tom Barlow, Corsicana, and Miss Mary Lindsey, Emhouse; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Ortie Bennett, Corsicana; Mrs. Effie Blair, Chatfield, and Mrs. Andy Ray, Garrett, and other relatives. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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BABY Lindsey
Apr 30, 1911 - May 3, 1911

Death of Infant. The week-old son of J. S. Lindsey and wife, living in the northern part of town, died last night and the remains were interred at Emhouse. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 5, 1911 Submitted by Diane Richards Sidney L. Lindsey Aug 24, 1908 - Jan 26, 1938 Rice Farmer Who Died Suddenly Was Buried on Friday, Funeral services for Sydney Lindsey, aged 28 years, farmer, who died at his home near Rice Wednesday night with a heart attack, were held at Pattison cemetery at Emhouse Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock where interment was made. Surviving are his wife, three children, Annie Lee Lindsey, Thomas Sydney Lindsey and Lloyd Harold Lindsey, all of Rice, and mother, Mrs, Annie Tinkle, Houston.

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Sidney L. Lindsey
Aug 24, 1908 - Jan 26, 1938

Rice Farmer Who Died Suddenly Was Buried on Friday

Funeral services for Sydney Lindsey, aged 28 years, farmer, who died at his home near Rice Wednesday night with a heart attack, were held at Pattison cemetery at Emhouse Friday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock where interment was made.
Surviving are his wife, three children, Annie Lee Lindsey, Thomas Sydney Lindsey and Lloyd Harold Lindsey, all of Rice, and mother, Mrs, Annie Tinkle, Houston.

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Thomas Sidney “Sid” Lindsey
Jan 26, 1875 - Oct 29, 1918

Sid Lindsey is reported very sick near Corbet. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 28, 1918 Sid Lindsey is still very low at his home in the Corbet community.

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Died Near Corbet

T. S. Lindsey aged forty-four years, died last night near Corbet of pneumonia. His wife and seven children, three sons and four daughters survive. The body was taken to the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse for interment this afternoon. The deceased was a brother-in-law of J. W. Patterson and B. H. Cotton of Emhouse.

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Grace Darlene "Gracie" (Richards) Daniel
Jan 11, 1897 - Sep 11, 1971

Daniel Mrs. Grace Daniel, 74, was to be buried at 2 p.m. today in Pattison cemetery following funeral services at Corley's Chapel. She died Saturday in Houston, where she had lived for 15 years. The Rev. Thomas Guinn was to officiate. Pallbearers were to be Don Ross, Roger Lamb, John Osborn, O. A. Rutherford, Don Richards and Joe Wiley. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. A. M. Ross and Mrs. J. H. Rutherford of Houston, a son, Ben Daniel of Muskogee, Okla.; a brother, Roger Richards of Corsicana; sister Mrs. Allie Treadaway of Cordell; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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William Henry "Billy" Hilliard, Jr.
Oct 28, 1924 - Mar 22, 1971

Hilliard Rites Funeral services were Wednesday at 10 a.m. in League City from the Howe Funeral Chapel for William Henry Hilliard Jr., 40, who died Monday in League City where he resided. Graveside rites and burial will be held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse with Griffin Funeral Home conducting. A graduate of SMU, he was associated in the technical management field at the NASA complex near Houston. He was a veteran of both World War II and the Korean confilict. He is survived by his wife, Alice; a son, Hank, and a daughter, Katie, all of League City.

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Edgar Dervin Anderson, Sr.
Mar 1, 1925 - Apr 9, 1971

Anderson Rites Set Saturday Funeral services for Mr. E. Dervin Anderson, 46, of Dallas will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in the Corley's Funeral Chapel. Anderson died today in Dallas. A native of Richland, he was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lois Anderson of Dallas; six sons, Kenneth Anderson and Kevin Anderson both of Dallas, Edgar D. Anderson, Jr., Elvis Anderson, Alvin Lee Anderson and Dennis Anderson all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Tubb and Mrs. Jewell Faye Kirk, both of Dallas, and Miss Barbara Anderson of Corsicana; four grandchildren; his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Moore of Coleman; two brothers, W. D. Anderson of Waco and Dwayne Anderson of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Earl Carpenter of Waco and Mrs. Doris Chitty of Dallas and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Anderson Rites Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for E. Dervin Anderson, 46, Dallas resident and Richland native who died Friday. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. Pallbearers were Sonny Carpenter, Dan Dyess, Phil Williams and Donny Toms. Surviving are his widow, six sons, two step-sons, not previously listed, Steven and Roy Bradley of Dallas; three daughters, four grandchildren; his parents, two brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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James Calloway Stokes
Nov 24, 1871 - Apr 27, 1950

Waco Resident Buried Pattison Cemetery Friday Funeral services for J. C. Stokes, 78, who died in Waco Thursday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday at 3 p. m. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church in Waco, assisted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church. Surviving are three brothers, Eugene Stokes, Corsicana; Dick Stokes, Emhouse, and George Stokes, Tulsa; a sister, Mrs. Harris, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Ira Stokes, Glenn Stokes, Ernest Stokes, Robert Joyner, Stokes Armstrong and Charlie Joe Armstrong.

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Mary Katherine Hilliard
Apr 29, 1957 - Oct 10, 1975

Mary Hilliard Services will be 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Miller Funeral Directors Chapel in Clear Lake City, Tex. for Miss Mary Katherine Hilliard, 18, resident of Sea Brook, Tex. She was a student at Southwest Texas University in San Marcos and member of the Sea Brook Methodist Church. Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Alice Hilliard of Sea Brook and a brother, William Hilliard of Sea Brook. Graveside services will be 5:30 p.m Sunday at the Pattison cemetery in Emhouse. Local arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

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Mary Katherine “Kate” (Maggard) Hilliard
Mar 17, 1890 - Feb 9, 1951

Mrs. Kate Hilliard Dies At Kerens KERENS, Feb. 20—(Spl.)—Mrs. Kate Hilliard, 60. long-time resi- dent, died with a heart attack Monday afternoon in the Kerens post office. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church of which she was a member, Wed- nesday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Hilliard had resided in Kerens 26 years and for the past 21 years had been the manager of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company. She was the widow of the late Henry Hilliard, who died in Athens where he was employed by an oil company. Surviving are a son, Lt. (jg) Billy Hilliard, U. S. Navy, stationed in California; a sister, Mrs. Dannie Adcock, Denton; two brothers Tom Maggard, Waco, and Raz Maggard, Kerens, and a number of nieces and nephews. Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Samuel McCullan Hopkins
Apr 07, 1864 - Feb 14, 1944

S. M. HOPKINS DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; RITES AT EMHOUSE S. M. Hopkins, pioneer resident of the Emhouse community, died Monday morning at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'- clock from the Methodist church at Emhouse with Rev. Vernon White conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. Surviving are three sons, R. M. Hopkins, Corsicana; W. A. Hopkins, Corsicana; S. E. Hopkins, Orange; a daughter, Mrs. Ella Baker, Emhouse, 23 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and other relatives. Pallbearers will be Marvin Garrett, Frank Seely, Randal Hopkins, Sidney Smith, Glen Seals, Joe Baker, S. A. Baker, Ray York and Roy Landers. Corley's Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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William Alexander Hopkins
May 17, 1898 - Dec 26, 1965

Hold Services W. A. Hopkins W. A. Hopkins, 76, retired blacksmith, resident of Navarro county 60 years, died of a heart attack at his residence, 902 North Commerce street Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Purvis, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Surviving are his wife; two sons, E. W. Hopkins, Dallas and E. G. Hopkins, Harlingen; three daughters, Mrs. Rosaline Locke and Jesse Landers, both of Denton, and Mrs. Nita Sanders, Joplin, Mo.; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two brothers, S. E. Hopkins, Orange, and Roy M. Hopkins, Corsicana, Mrs. Ella Baker, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Nephews were pallbearers.

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Abner Wilson Jennings
July 29, 1881 - Dec 29, 1959

Hold Rites For A. W. Jennings Funeral services for A. W. Jennings. 78, Emhouse. who died Wednesday morning in the Memorial hospital, were held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the St. Andrews Methodist church, Killeen, with burial in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. A native of Virginia. Jennings, a retired plumber and dairy operator, had resided at Emhouse for many years. Surviving arc his wife of Emhouse, two daughters, Mrs. Odie Powers, Duncan, Okla., and Mrs. C. J. Armstrong, Emhouse; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Joe Sikes, Waco, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Pallbearers were D. R. Vest. A. M. Shows, Stokes Armstrong. John Gillen, Ernest Stokes and Fred DuBose.

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Willie Johnson
Feb 19, 1887 - July 24, 1975

Will Johnson Services will be held 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Will Johnson, 88, of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Lubbock. Burial will be in Pattison cemetery in Emhouse. He was a native of Emhouse, a member of the Baptist Church and a retired rancher. He is survived by three sons, Norman Johnson of Lameda, Calif., Jimmy Johnson of Houston, and Buddy Johnson of Norwalk, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Arlie Ray of Ennis, Miss Dorothy Johnson of Corsicana, Mrs. Geneva Howell of Arlington and Mrs. Mary Hildebrand of Lubbock; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and one brother, Hugh Johnson of Houston.

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Maggie Josephine (Stewart) Melton
Jul 3, 1895 - Feb 14, 1975

Mrs. Melton Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Melton, 79, resident of Emhouse, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rev. Bill Grimes officiated, with burial following at Pattison Cemetery. Survivors include four sons, two daughters, 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a brother. Pallbearers included Herman Gillen, A. C. Gray, Claud Maggard, James McMillan, Richard Salter, and Frank Seely Jr. The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, February 16, 1975 Mrs. Melton Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Melton, 79, resident of Emhouse, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rev. Bill Grimes will officiate, with burial following at Pattison cemetery. She was a native of Navarro County and charter member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Howard Melton of Sallisaw, Okla., Elijah Melton Jr. of Gladewater, Thomas Melton of Midlothian, and Larry Melton of Emhouse; two daughters both of Corsicana Mrs. Essie Johnston and Mrs. Frances Rogers; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wilburn Stewart of Vancover, Washington.

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Mrs. Melton Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Melton, 79, resident of Emhouse, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rev. Bill Grimes will officiate, with burial following at Pattison Cemetery. She was a native of Navarro County and charter member of Trinity Baptist Church. Survivors include four sons, Howard Melton of Sallisaw, Okla., Elijah Melton Jr. of Gladewater, Thomas Melton of Midlothian, and Larry Melton of Emhouse, two daughters both of Corsicana Mrs. Essie Johnston and Mrs. Frances Rogers; 15 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wilburn Stewart of Vancover, Washington.

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Dazie Pearl Jordan
Feb 15, 1927 - Feb 07, 1928

LITTLE CHILD DIES HERE LATE TUESDAY BURIAL AT EMHOUSE Little Daisy Pearl Jordan, 11 months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Jordan, died at 714 East Seventh avenue Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock. Mr. Jordan is an employee of the State Highway Department with headquarters in Austin.

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Dora F. (Jones) Kendrick
Feb 10, 1884 - Feb 20, 1960

Mrs. Kendrick Burial Monday Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Kendrick, 76, who died suddenly in Ennis Sunday, were held Monday at 10 a. m. from the Bunch Funeral Chapel in Ennis with burial in the Emhouse cemetery. Mrs. Kendrick was a long time member of the Bardwell Baptist church where she formerly lived. Surviving are a son, Oscar R. Kendrick, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Rufus K. Horton, Ennis; a sister, Mrs. Effie Tate, Houston; a brother, John E. Jones, Mexia; 11 grandchildren 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives. Her husband, the late J. H. Kendrick, died last June 26.

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Joel A. Day
Abt. 1855 - May 3, 1919

Died at Emhouse. J. A. Day, aged 64 years, father of Editor C. L. Day of the Emhouse News, died at the home of his son Saturday night and the remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery yesterday. Rev. Mr. Luper officiating. The deceased had recently come to Texas from Carlisle, Ky.

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Buried With Masonic Honors.

Jno. A Day of Carlisle, Ky., died at the home of his son, C. L. Day, at Emhouse Saturday, May 3rd. He had been in ill health for some time and was visiting his two sons in Emhouse when death overtook him. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon by Rev. Looper after which the Masonic Lodge of Barry and the Knights Templar of Corsicana took charge of the service which was very impressive. After which his remains were laid to rest in the Patterson cemetery in the presence of a throng of friends who had gathered to pay their last tribute. He leaves a wife, two daughters and two sons: Mesdames, Susie Griggs of Carlisle, Ky., and Stella Rankin of Cincinnatti, Ohio, C. L. Day and H. E. Day of Emhouse.

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Andrew Jackson “Jack” Gilcrease
Oct 4, 1885 - Aug 28, 1919

Died at Emhouse. Jack Gilcrease, aged 32 years, died at his home in Emhouse Thursday night and his remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. T. Luper officiating. The deceased had been in ill health for many months. Surviving the deceased are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Gilcrease, several brothers and sisters, and his wife and three children. The funeral was largely attended.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 30, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Myrtle Minnie (Sims) Gilcrease married Jun. 03, 1907 (a marriage record for Myrtle Gilcrease Feb. 02, 1922 in Navarro county to S. E. Melton—could possibly be her)

William Clay Harrell
Nov 02, 1876 - Aug 14, 1961

W. C. Harrell Services Held Funeral services for William Clay Harrell, 84, former Em- house postmaster and retiree farmer, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. He died in Memorial Hospital Monday night after an extended illness. The rites were conducted by Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor of the First Baptist church in Rice. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Harrell, Emhouse; six sons, Joe D. Harrell, Dallas; Morris, Travis and Tommy Harrell, all of Emhouse; Orville Harrell and Willie Kermit Brown, both of Fort Worth three daughters, Mrs. D. L, Applewhite, Seminole, Texas; Mrs. Aline Carswell, Duncan Okla., and Mrs. Pauline Jordan Woodville; 14 grandchildren three sisters, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Frank Seely, Pate Brown, Stokes Armstrong, John Gillen, Ralph Chaney and Billy Burton.

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Frank William Richards
Nov 28, 1882 - Jan 6, 1964

F. W. Richards Dies Monday Frank W. Richards, 81, retired farmer, 2228 West Twelfth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Memorial Baptist church with burial in the Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. J. T. Davis and Rev. Ezra Burns. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Richards, Corsicana; five sons, William J. Richards, Blooming Grove; E. H., Barney A., Clyde B. and Dorsey Richards, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Dora Luther, Barry, and Mrs. Dorothy Fuller, Dallas; 23 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three brothers, D. Richards, Littlefield; Albert Richards, Emhouse, and Ott Richards, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Delia Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. Clemmie Gibson, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Jennie Reed, Boyd, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be James Luther, Franklin Luther, Robert Lee Luther, Jr.; Wayne Richards, Wendell Lee Richards, Derwood Richards, Alvin Richards and Danny Richards. Griffin will direct.

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Frank Dillard Harris
Mar 25, 1902 - Mar 15, 1964

Hold Services Frank Harris Funeral services for Frank D. Harris, 62, Corsicana policeman for 5 1-2 years, 1401 North Thir- ty-Sixth street, who died in Memorial hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the Emhouse Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley and Emhouse Methodist churches, and Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Central Baptist church, Corsicana. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. Native of Barry, he resided at Emhouse many years and formerly was an auto mechanic. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; mother. Mrs. C. S. Harris, and a sister, Mrs. Bessie Shaw, both of Emhouse, and other relatives. Pallhearers were Bill Onstott, Neil Harris, Frank Seely. Jr.; Tracy Bulin, Sam Allen and James Doolin. Corley directed.

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Nora Viola (Dixon) Johnson
Oct 21, 1892 - Jun 16, 1957

Monday Services For Mrs. Johnson Mrs. Willie Johnson, 64, of Emhouse, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning following a several weeks' illness. Funeral services will be held from the Emhouse Baptist church Monday at 3 p. m. with burial in Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. L. Lynch, pastor of the church, assisted by Roy Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church Surviving are her husband, Willie Johnson, Emhouse; three sons, Norman R. Johnson, Hawthorne, Calif.; Jimmie Johnson, Houston, and Buddy Johnson. Emhouse; (one son, Robert F. Johnson was killed in Korea in 1950); four daughters, Mrs. Arlie Ray, Ennis; Miss Dorothy Johnson, Emhouse; Mrs. Royce Howell, Lubbock, and Mrs. Keith Hilderbrand, Denton; five grandchildren, one great-grandson; two brothers, Mitchell Dixon, Blooming Grove, and George Dixon, Corsicana; four sisters. Mrs. Charlie Collins, Corsicana; Mrs. Virgil Roberts and Mrs. E. A. Stewart, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. J. W. Tallant, Ennis, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Kenneth Pope, Billy Joe Roberts, William Tallant, Ray Dixon and Troy Wayne Dixon. Griffin directed.

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Laura (Richards) Richards
Jul 23, 1906 - Apr 16, 1975

Mrs. Richards HENDERSON - Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Crawford A. Crim Funeral Chapel in Henderson for Mrs. Laura Richards, 68, who died Wednesday morning at the Henderson Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hue L. Smith and Rev. A.M. Averett will officiate, and burial will be in Pattison cemetery in Emhouse. The graveside service will be at 2:30 p.m. She was a native of Navarro County and lived in Henderson 41 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Albert Richards of Henderson; one daughter, Miss Betty Sue Richards of Henderson; four brothers George Richards of Corsicana, A. C. Richards Jr. of Dallas, Fred and Ralph Richards, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. E. L. McCroy of Emhouse and Mrs. Charles Knott of Corsicana.

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Ada Eugenia (Lockhart) Maggard
Feb 11, 1884 - Feb 16, 1975

Mrs. Ada Maggard Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Maggard, 91, were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Reaves and Rev. C. A. Mangham officiating. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery with grandsons serving as pallbearers. A resident of Corsicana for 11 years and native of Navarro County, she died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Surviving are three sons, one daughter, eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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Roxie Laura (Landrum) Threet
Aug 18, 1878 - May 10, 1975

Mrs. Threet Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Roxie Threet, 96, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday in Twilight Nursing Home. Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. Maurice McLeroy, officiated, and burial was at Pattison cemetery. She was a native of Alto in Cherokee County, had lived in Corsicana 10 years, Navarro County 80 years, and was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, Alton Threet of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Tom McClain of Tyler; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Mrs. Jewel Reames and Mrs. Ethel Reid. Pallbearers include George A. Watkins, Tim Watkins, Harrell Gray, Bill Hendricks, Joe McClain, and Alva Reid.

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Thomas Carroll “Tom” Hartley
Jan 12, 1906 - Jan 29, 1926

THOMAS HARTLEY DIED EARLY SUNDAY NORTH OF CORSICANA Thomas C. Hartley, aged 20 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Hartley five miles north of Corsicana on the Fortson Ranch, Sunday morning at 5 o'clock and the remains were interred in the Pattison cemetery near Emhouse Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The deceased was unmarried and is survived by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

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Thomas Jefferson Williams
Jul 5, 1871 - May 18, 1936

T.J. WILLIAMS OF EMHOUSE COMMUNITY DIED ON MONDAY
Thomas Jefferson Williams, aged 64 years, died at his home north of Emhouse at 11 o'clock Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Baptist church at Emhouse and will be conducted by Leslie G. Thomas minister of the Church of Christ, Corsicana. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery. Mr. Williams had been a resident of that community several years. Surviving are his wife, two sons, H. R. Williams, Rice; Andy Williams, Emhouse; two daughters, Mrs. A. H. Duncan, Terrell, Okla.; Mrs. C. C. Rich, Lakeview, and other relatives. Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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James Robert Waters
Oct 16, 1913 - May 20, 1936

YOUNG EMHOUSE MAN DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF LONG DURATION Funeral services for James Robert Waters, aged 22 years, who died at the family home in the Emhouse community Wednesday morning at 3 o'clock after a lingering illness, were held from the Emhouse Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Horace Poteet and Rev. L. B. Jenkins. Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Waters, Emhouse; two brothers, Homer Waters, Mt. Enterprise, and Richard Waters, Pine Bluff, La.; and five sisters, Mrs. Clarence Miley, Emhouse; Mrs. Charles Szenasy, Corsicana; Mrs. Pete Szenasy, Corsicana; Mrs. Louis Szenasy, Corsicana, and Miss Julia Waters, Emhouse. Pallbearers were Sam Allen, Judge Allen, Garias Ray, Floyd Jones, Norman Hill and Clifton Johnson. The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Willoughby Ardene “Will” Meador
Mar 4, 1871 - Oct 16, 1949

W. A. Meador Is Found Dead At His Farm Home W. A. Meador, aged 77 years, retired farmer, was found dead in his home Sunday morning about 11 o'clock one mile south of Emhouse. Judge W. H. Johnson, justice of the peace, returned a coroner's verdict of "death from natural causes” following an investigation Judge Johnson said Meador apparently had died while undressing for bed Thursday night. His lifeless body was found on the floor of his house where he resided alone, and apparently he had fallen out of his rocking chair. The doors were locked and had to be forced to gain en- trance. Meador was last seen Thurs- day afternoon. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Pattison cemetery where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church A number of nieces and nephews survive. Judge Johnson said that Meador's body was discovered by Walter Ed- wards. Meador was a native of Cryer Creek.

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John Thomas O’Neal
Dec 2, 1868 - Feb 24, 1955

J. T. O’Neal Dies Early Thursday J. T. O’Neal, 86, died early Thursday morning following an illness of two months. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Born December 2, 1868, in Georgia. O'Neal came to Kellum, now Emhouse, in 1886, and resided in that community until moving to Corsicana a few years ago. He was a retired farmer and cotton buyer. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana. to whom he was married, December 14, 1893; four daughters, Mrs. Will Sharpley, Mrs. Archie Tinkle, Mrs. E. I. Steen, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Tommy Campbell, Dallas; two sons, G. R. O'Neal, Fort Stockton, and W. C. O'Neal, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Pallbearers will he Cosby Steen, Joe Steen. Bill Sharpley, Ben Sharpley, J. T. Hatley and Walter Farmer, grandsons.

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Friday Services For J.T. O'Neal Funeral services for J. T. O'Neal, 86, retired farmer and cotton buyer, who died Thursday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p. m. The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. A native of Georgia, he came to the Emhouse area in 1886 and re- sided there until a few years ago when the family moved to Corsicana. He retired in 1943. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, to whom he was married 61 years ago; four daughters, Mrs. Will Sharpley, Mrs. Archie Tinkle and Mrs. E. I. Steen, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Tommy Campbell, Dallas; two sons, G. R. O'Neal, Fort Stockton, and W. C. O'Neal, Corsicana; and a number of grand- children, great-grandchildren and other relatives. Pallbearers were Cosby Steen, Joe Steen, Bill Sharpley, Ben Sharpley, J. T. Hatley and Walter Farmer, grandsons.

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Maggie Mae "Kate" (Owen) Richards
Feb 6, 1887 - Feb 14, 1955

Mrs. Richards Rites Tuesday Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. Richards, 68, life-long Emhouse resident, who died in Memorial Hospital early Monday following an extended illness, were held from the Emhouse Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p. m. Burial was in the Pattison cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins, Baptist minister, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Surviving are her husband of Emhouse; four sons, George, A. C., Jr., and Fred Richards, all of Corsicana, and Ralph Richards, Swartmore, Pa.; three daughters, Mrs. H. J. Richards, Henderson; Mrs. E. L. McCrorey, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charles B. Knott, Emhouse; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson, a brother. Judge R. R. Owen, and a sister, Mrs. J. T. O'Neal, both of Corsicana, and other relatives. Pallbearers were Swint Huling, Frank Seely, Thad Beard, A. C. Gray, A. J. Tinkle and Ralph Chaney. Corley Directed.

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Infant Stewart
Sep 11, 1926 - Sep 11, 1926

Emhouse
Special to the Sun.
The day-old infant. of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stewart died Saturday and was buried Sunday in the
Pattison cemetery. We extend our sympathy to the bereaved parents.

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Littie Melissa “Lissie” (Pullin) Boyd
Mar 07, 1892 - Jul 24, 1988

Lissie Boyd

Lissie Boyd, 96, of Blooming Grove, died July 24, 1988 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services are 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include three sons, W. E. (Doodle) Boyd, of Dresden, and Charlie Boyd, of Blooming Grove, and E. L. (Sonny) Boyd, of Dallas; two daughters, Julia Mae Bibby, of El Paso, and Sadie Jones, of Irving; 22 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Donald Boyd, Charlie Boyd, Bill Morse, Tracy Morse, Raymond Morse and Durwood Boyd.

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Lucille (Fisk) Barnhill
Jan 9, 1904 - Jan 3, 2008

Lucille Fisk Barnhill, 103, of Dallas passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2008 at Buckner Village Nursing Home. Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Bubba Stahl officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Polk Redden
Dec 6, 1858 - Oct 3, 1933

Funeral services for James Polk Redden, 74, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at his home, 624 North Beaton street, Tuesday morning at 7 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H.J. Eills, rector of St. John's Episcopal church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred M. Allison, a grandson, Fred M. Allison, Jr., both of Corsicana; two brothers Dick Redden, San Antonio, and Annis Redden, Ennis, and other relatives.

Mr. Redden was a son of the late David Redden, first county clerk of Navarro county.

Mr. Redden was preceded in death by his wife, his beloved companion for many years, by only a little more than three months, and his body was laid to rest beside her last resting place in Oakwood, the grave being covered by beautiful floral tributes that attested in a slight degree the esteem in which he was held by those who knew him through the many years he had resided here and who honored and esteemed him for his many sterling traits of character.

Pallbearers were Dick Pickens, H.E. Smalling, W.T. Halley, Henry Robbins, Leslie White and John Redden.

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

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 6, 1933
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William G. Baker
Feb 27, 1854 - Dec 8, 1931

PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT IS BURIED THURSDAY MORNING

W. G. BAKER PASSED AWAY TUESDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING SHORT ILLNESS

Funeral services for W.G. Baker, 76, discoverer of the Powell shallow oil field 25 years ago, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the family home, corner West Fifth avenue and North Fifteenth street, Tuesday night at 9 o'clock after a three days' illness, were held from the First Presbyterian church Thursday morning at 10 o'clock, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W.R. Hall, pastor, with the Masons in charge at the grave.

Mr. Baker was a native of Memphis, Tenn., but came to Texas 46 years ago, residing in Waco and Fort Worth prior to moving to Corsicana about 40 years ago. He engaged in the cotton business for several years prior to entering the oil business and the discovering of the Powell shallow field.

He was an elder in the First Presbyterian church here for many years and held other offices in the church. He was active in the Y.M.C.A. work and was president of the Y.M.C.A. at the time the present Y.M.C.A. building was erected. He was also active in Masonic circles.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Col. R.H. Baker, Houston; a nephew, Burke Baker, Houston; and two nieces, Mrs. Rufus Boylan, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and Miss Elizabeth Baker, Houston.

Deacons of the First Presbyterian church were active pallbearers and elders of the church and friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

The funeral ws directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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W. G. BAKER DIES FOLLOWING ILLNESS OF SEVERAL DAYS

PROMINENT PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BE BURIED THURSDAY

W. G. Baker, aged 76 years, long time resident of Corsicana died at his home, 520 West Third avenue, Tuesday night at 9 o’clock following an illness of three days, and the funeral will be held from the First Presbyterian church on Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor.

Mr. Baker was born in Memphis, Tenn., but came to Texas 46 years ago, residing in Waco and Fort Worth prior to coming to Corsicana about 40 years ago. He was engaged in the cotton business for a few years, later becoming interested in oil operations.

He was the owner of the discovery gas well in the Powell shallow field a quarter of a century ago when this field was opened. Walter Fondren, now vice-president of the Humble Oil and Refining company, Houston, was the driller for Mr. Baker on the Powell discovery shallow well. He retired from active business connections several years ago.

Masonic bodies will have charge of the funeral services at the grave. He was past commander of the local Commandery.

Mr. Baker was active in Y. M. C. A. work and was president of the Corsicana Y. M. C. A. at the time the present modern Y. M. C. A. building was erected. He was an elder and held other offices in the First Presbyterian church, of which he was a member for many years.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Col. R. H. Baker, Houston; a nephew, Burke Baker, Houston; and two nieces, Mrs. Rufus Boylan, Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, and Miss Elizabeth Baker, Houston.

Deacons of the First Presbyterian church will be the active pallbearers and the elders of the church and friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

The funeral will be conducted under direction of the Sutherland funeral home.
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ATTENTION

All members Corsicana Lodge 174, A. F. & A. M., are requested to assemble in the lodge room 9 a. m., Dec. 10, to attend funeral of Brother Wm. G. Baker. Sojourning Master Masons, invited. Bertrand Du Gueselin Commandery No. 14 will furnish escort.
W. B. BAKER, W. M. E. R. GLOVER, Sec.

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William Berry Coker
Dec 10, 1869 - Aug 19, 1952

W.B. Coker Dies Tuesday Morning

William Berry Coker, 83, retired farmer, died at his home, 912 West Eleventh avenue, early Tuesday.

Funeral services are slated at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

He was a native of Pursley.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Joe L. Coker, Corsicana; Guy Coker, Wyoming; George Dewey Coker, Beaumont and W.M. Coker, Uvalde; two brothers, Samuel Roy Coker, California, and Tom Coker, Brownfield; two sisters, Mrs. Ora Ford, Alpine; and Mrs. Maud Clemens, Purdon; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Norwell, Grover Chambers, Sam Ellis, J.C. Mahoney, Houston Kent and Jim Crider.

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Jewell E. (Oliver) Sharrer
Nov 3, 1898 - Nov 28, 1942

RITES ON MONDAY FOR MRS. SHARRER; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Roy Sharrer, age 44, who died early Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock form the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. J.J. Slone, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Roselline Sharrer, Corsicana; a brother, Fred Oliver, Kingman, Arizona, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Art Martin, E. W. O'Daniel, W.U Brown, Floyd Hardy, Jimmie Mansfield and Clyde Sharrer.

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Mentoria (Brannon) Scott-Jones
Nov 3, 1869 - Dec 2, 1942

MRS. M.S. JONES DIED ON WEDNESDAY; RITES NOT YET SET
Mrs. Mentoria Scott Jones, age 68 years, died at the family residence here Wednesday night. Funeral arrangements have not been completed pending the arrival of relatives but will be held from the Calvary Baptist church. Rev. J.J. Stone, pastor, will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Jones had been a resident of Corsicana for 26 years.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. W.B. Mullins, Corsicana; Mrs. Seborn Scroggins, Corsicana; Mrs. Beatrice Down, Navasota; Mrs. Birdie Perry, LaFayette, La.; Mrs. Bessie Nix, La Cresenta, Cal.; one son J.W. Scott, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and other relatives.
Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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MRS. M. S. JONES DIED ON WEDNESDAY; RITES NOT YET SET

Mrs. Mentoria Scott Jones, age 68 years, died at the family residence here Wednesday night. Funeral arrangements have not been completed, pending the arrival of relatives, but will be held from the Calvary Baptist church. Rev. J. J. Stone, pastor, will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Jones had been a resident of Corsicana for 26 years.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. W. B. Mullins, Corsicana; Mrs. Seborn Scroggins, Corsicana; Mrs. Beatrice Down, Navasota; Mrs. Birdie Perry, LaFayette, La.; Mrs. Bessie Nix, La Cresenta, Cal.; one son, J. W. Scott, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, three great grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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RITES SUNDAY FOR MRS. M. S. JONES, WHO DIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mentoria Scott Jones, age 68, years, who died at the family residence here Wednesday night, will be held from the Calvary Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. J. J. Stone, pastor will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. W. B. Mullins, Corsicana; Mrs. Seborn Scroggins, Corsicana; Mrs. Beatrice Down, Navasota; Mrs. Birdie Perry, LaFayette, La.; Mrs. Bessie Nix, La Cresenta, Calif.; one son, J. W. Scott, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 4, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • she was already one year old on the 1870 Census, but Nov 3, 1869 is correct.  after Agrippa Hamilton Scott died she was married to Wade Jones.  Her second husband was much younger, so perhaps that is the age she “chose” to say.  There are a few spelling errors in the obits, but that is not too unusual.  (ex: Nix, not Nicks and Mrs. Dan Perry, not Mrs Dave Perry...Janet Mullins Ward

     


Flora (Thompson) Douglas
Dec 5, 1876 - Mar 21, 1928

Funeral Service For Mrs. Douglas

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Douglas, wife of J. W. Douglas, who died at the family home Wednesday night shortly before midnlght, at 616 North Fourteenth street, were held Friday afternoon with interment in the Grange Hall [Oakwood] cemetery near Cryer creek.
Surviving are her husband and several children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Mar 23, 1928
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Her obit and death cert shows that she is in Grange Hall, but I saw her husband listed in Oakwood, checked the book and found her in Oakwood with her husband. w/o John W. Douglas - d/o D.J. Thompson and Unknown (Peak) Thompson according to Death cert.

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CORSICANA WOMAN DIED AT HOME HERE; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Mrs. Flora Douglas, aged 51 years, wife of J. W. Douglas died shortly before midnight Wednesday night at the family residence, 616 North Fourteenth street and funeral services will be held Friday afternoon with interment in the Grange Hall cemetery, near Cryer Creek.

Surviving are her husband and several children.

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John W. Douglas
Mar 5, 1874 - Feb 18, 1956

J. W. Douglas Dies Saturday Morning

J. W. Douglas, 81, died at the family residence, 712 North Commerce street, Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Douglas was a member.
Surviving are two sons, Artis and J. H. Douglas both of Corsicana; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, C.C. Douglas, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Douglas had resided in Corsicana 31 years.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Robert Wesley Anderson
July 1858 - Feb 13, 1934

NATIVE OF PURSLEY DIED THERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Robert Wesley Anderson, aged 75 years, native and life-long resident of the Pursley community, died at Pursley Tuesday morning at 6 o'clock and the funeral services will be held at the old Pursley cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock where interment will be made. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. G. H .Vaughn.
Surviving are three grandsons, Lloyd O. Davis and Robert Davis, both of Corsicana, and J. C. Davis of Pursley.
The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Lifelong Pursley Resident Buried There on Tuesday

Funeral services for Robert Wesley Anderson, aged 75 years, life-long resident of the Pursley community, who died Tuesday morning at 6 o’clock, were held at the
Old Pursley cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn.

Surviving are three grandsons, Lloyd O. Davis and Robert Davis, both of Corsicana, and J. C. Davis of Pursley.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Othor Lang "Jack" Anderson
Jun 14, 1920 - Nov 25, 2011

O. L. "Jack" Anderson, 91, of Clovis, died Friday, Nov. 25, in Lubbock.
He was born June 14, 1920, in Frost, Texas.
He was a camera shop owner.
Survivors include a daughter, Judy Wilson Linda Watkins; and a step daughter, Mary Ann Cable.
Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at 16th and Pile Church of Christ. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.
Information: 763-5541.

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  • Published in the Clovis News Journal & Portales News-Tribune on Nov 28, 2011
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
     

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Mr. Othor Lang (Jack) Anderson, 91, passed away peacefully on November 25, 2011, at Covenant Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. He was surrounded by his loving family.

Jack Anderson was born in Frost, TX on June 14, 1920 to Lang Lawrence Anderson and Jane Elizabeth Johnson Anderson. The family moved to Shallowater, Texas when he was three and he graduated from High School in 1938. He had two younger brothers, JR and Rex Anderson, who happily participated in the "fun" of living on a small rural farm. One of his favorite memories was when the three boys thought they would help their parents, who had gone to Lubbock for the day, by removing the thicket of tumbleweeds from the barbwire fence around their property. Wanting to be efficient and fast, they lit the weeds on fire and proceeded to start a grass fire. He recalled that half the town came with burlap sacks to help put it out.

After graduating high school, Jack attended Texas Technological College for two years before entering the Navy. He married Wilma June Burnison on October 22, 1942 and finished his Navy service in San Diego, California. He then returned to Texas Tech, and completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Masters in Mathematics . The public school system of Perryton, TX hired both Jack and June to teach in the high school, and Jack was later promoted to principal.

In 1951, Jack moved his family to Clovis, New Mexico after purchasing Duffy's Camera Shop from Duffy Sasser. He owned and operated the business for 35 years, enjoying the opportunity to meet and serve people with knowledge and professionalism. His motto was, "The customer is always right." For many years his daily routine included sharing coffee and laughter with friends at the Silver Grill. Jack sold the camera store in 1986 to devote himself to caring for June, who had been left weak from a prolonged illness. Considering it a privilege, he faithfully and lovingly cared for her until her death in March, 1990. They were married 48 years.

The Senior ministry at 16th and Pile Church of Christ needed a leader and Jack accepted the call. He arranged social functions and field trips to Palo Duro Canyon, the Caprock Amphitheater, and the San Antonio River Walk. He also organized the picture-taking process for the church directory. It was through these activities that he again fell in love, and he married Louise Simms on December 27, 1991. He took great pleasure in traveling with Louise, attending church, visiting family, and working in the yard. He was a kind and loving companion for 20 years. For many years, Jack and Louise read the Bible aloud to each other. He loved the Lord greatly.

Jack is survived by his wife, Louise, daughter Linda Watkins of Dallas, TX, daughter Judy Wilson and husband Mike of Matthews, NC, step-daughter Mary Ann Cable and husband Ken of Clovis, step-son J Pike Simms and wife, Erlene of Roseburg, Oregon, and six grandchildren, Benjamin Watkins, Michael Wilson, Llala Wilson, Mitchell Simms, Barrett Cable, and Kara Copeland, and four great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his first wife, Wilma June Burnison Anderson, brothers JR and Rex Anderson and by daughter Debra Anderson.

Services for Mr. Anderson will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at 16th & Pile Church of Christ with Allen McKinney, officiating. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens.

Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in his honor.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 800 E. Manana Blvd. Clovis, NM (575) 763-5541.

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  •  Clovis News Journal and Portales News-Tribune on Nov 27, 2011
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Pearl (Bingham) Melton-Massengale
Mar 18, 1887 - Jan 22, 1936

CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED THURSDAY AT BLOOMING GROVE
Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Massengale, wife or W. M. Massengale, who died at her home on Thirty-fourth street Wednesday afternoon at. 3:25 o'clock, after a short illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Blooming Grove Methodist, church, with burial in the Dresden cemetery. Surviving are her husband, a son, Rex Melton of Dallas: a daughter, Mrs. Leslie Shivers of Overton; two brothers, W. L. Bingham of Corsicana, and G. W. Bingham of Dallas: five nieces and nephews. Margaret Elizabeth and Barley Wyett. Bingham of Dallas and Billy and Norma Rosemand Bingbam and Fay Quinley of Corsicana. Mrs. Massengale was stricken with paralysis Tuesday afternoon, January 14. while attending the funeral of a sister. Miss Nellie Bingham of Blooming Grove.

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Mrs. W. M. Massingale [sic]of Corsicana suffered a stroke of paralysis at the Methodist church Tuesday afternoon while attending the funeral services of her sister Miss Nellie Bingham. She was carried to the home of Rev. C. E. Gipson where she remained until Wednesday evening when she was carried to her home in Corsicana. Attending physicians state that her condition is serious.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 17, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Joseph W. “Joe” Welch
Feb 16, 1850 - Nov 15, 1936

AGED LIFE-LONG RESIDENT DRESDEN IS BURIED MONDAY Joe W. Welch, aged 86 years, life-long resident of the Dresden community, died at his home Sunday morning at 5 o'clock with a heart attack. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist church at Dresden with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. F. Johnson. Surviving are two sons, E. A. Welch, McKinney, and Lee Welch, Dresden; three daughters, Mrs. Mattie Smith, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. D. Cheek, Barry, and Miss Lydia Welch, Dresden, and a number of other relatives. Corley Funeral Home directed the funeral arrangements.

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Mary Agnes (Sisson) Ashford
Nov 18, 1871 - Dec 15, 1962

Mrs. Ashford Rites Sunday Mrs. Agnes Ashford, 91, longtime Blooming Grove resident, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove with burial in Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Woody, pastor of the First Baptist church. Surviving are a son, Robert Ashford, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Ashford, Barry, and Mrs. Maudie Mobley, Tampa, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Ida Frederick, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Cola Davis, Harllngen; Mrs. Rosie Crouch, Dallas, and Mrs. Hattie Gordon don, Lubbock, Grandsons were pallbearers. Corley directed.

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Uriah Platt Chapman
Aug 20, 1885 - Dec 22, 1962

U. P. Chapman Rites Monday U. P. Chapman, 77, retired merchant, 724 North Commerce street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister. Surviving are a brother, L. S Chapman, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Edith Dockery, Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Nephews were pallbearers.

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U. P. CHAPMAN RITES MONDAY

Uriah P. Chapman, 77, retired merchant, 724 North Commerce Street, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday night, December 22, 1962.

Mr. Chapman was the son of the late William Hampton Chapman and Annie Nichols Chapman –Freeman.

He moved to Petersberg, Hale County, Texas in 1924. He was engaged in farming until he moved back to the community near Zions Rest in Navarro County, 1937. He had resided at 723 North Commerce until he moved to the present address where he lived until his death.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, Baptist minister.

Surviving are a brother, LeRoy S. Chapman, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Edith Chapman Dockery, 717 North 24th Street, Corsicana, Texas, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Attending were Mrs. Portie Chapman, widow of his brother, Alphonso P. Chapman and family of Dallas, Texas.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Ann Geline (Call) James
July 12, 1890 - Sept 8, 1913

James. - Mrs. L.W. James, aged 23 years, of Electra, Tex., died at St. Paul's Sanitarium at 6:30 yesterday morning following an operation for appendicitis. Mrs. James was born in Corsicana and resided there until May 13 of this year, when she was married to Dr. James and moved to Electra. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.O. Call of Corsicana, where Mr. Call is a prominent attorney. Mrs. James' mother, Mrs. Call, Misses Oenda Roderick, Pansay Peck and Emily Johnson of Corsicana and Mrs. J. Castellar of Ennis came to Dallas and accompanied the body to Corsicana, the body being sent to that city by Undertaker Loudermilk at 7 o'clock last evening. The funeral will be held from the residence of S. A. Pace in Corsicana this morning and burial will take place in the Purdon Cemetery. Sept 9, 1913

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Virgines Uherbelau
May 10, 1965 - Sept 6, 2010

Virgines Uherbelau, 45, of Corsicana, passed away on Sept. 6, 2010, at Charleton Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

He was born on May 10, 1965, in Koror, Palau to Victorio Uherbelau and Maria Alodia Rechuld. Virgines worked in Corsicana at Pizza Hut as a shift supervisor.

Survivors include his father Victorio Uherbelau; son, Shane Virgines Kengich; sisters, Flora Rechuld, Elsie Uherbelau Kanai, Ignacia Swei, and Arlene Ngidikes Rechuld; brothers, Yuch Rechuld, Virginio Bitk Rechuld, Raygines Blesoch Rechuld, Malchiyanged Eberdong; he is also survived by a number of aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, and cousins.

Rosary will be held 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17, in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Deacon Lewis Palos of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church officiating.

Visitation will follow the Rosary from 7 to 9 p.m. in the chapel.

Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana, with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.

Pallbearers will be Barry N. Kanai, Gibson Kanai Jr., Jasper Chieng, Joey Cabral, Harrison Tell, and Odee Daniel.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 15, 2010
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • (born in Koror, Palau) - h/o Florencia Kengich; s/o Victorio Uherbelau (from Anguar, Palau) & Maria Alodia (Rechuld) from (Koror, Palau)

Paulette (Chambers) Jones
About 1953 - Nov 2, 2011

Paulette Chambers Jones, 58, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011, at the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 West State Highway 31; Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lola Elizabeth Young
April 10, 1903 - Oct 31, 1982

DAWSON - Lola Young, 79, died Sunday in the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Service is 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Dawson Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Torian and the Rev. Haldor Duncan officiating. Burial in Dawson Cemetery.

Mrs. Young was a member of the Dawson Methodist Church and was born in Gatesville.

She is survived by two sisters, Pauline Hoge, of Waco, and Allene Chapman, of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Maria Alicia Martinez
March 14, 1954 - Jan 24, 1958

Dawson Child Is Buried Sunday

Mary Alice Martinez, aged three years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matias Martinez of Dawson, died in the M.D. Anderson hospital in Houston Saturday.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Dawson Cemetery with Father Charles Liser of the Church of the Immaculate Conception officiating.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Matias Martinez, Jr.; a sister, Martha Martinez, all of Dawson and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aureilo Matias, Waelder, and Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Rodriguez, Ennis, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 28, 1958
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Parents: Matias Martinez and Oralia (Rodriguez) Martinez
  • Child's name is listed as Maria Alicia on death certificate and headstone

Josiah Montgomery "Joe" Berry
Jan 1, 1872 - May 3, 1912

Joe Berry Dies of Meningitis at Dawson

Joe Berry city marshal of Dawson was taken with meningitis Thursday night last and died Saturday morning. He was thirty-five years of age and leaves a wife and several small children.

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Lillian Ellura (Wilkes) Wheelock
Feb 17, 1879 - Oct 8, 1968

Wheelock Rites

DAWSON (Spl) - Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Dawson Methodist Church for Mrs. John H. Wheelock, 89, lifelong Dawson resident who died Tuesday. The Rev. Stephen Love and the Rev. Ernest Hewitt officiated. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, two grandsons, six great and three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 11, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o John Ripley Wheelock - d/o Milton A. Wilkes & Louisa J. (Wright) Wilkes

Horacio V. "Zeb" Culbreth
Oct 13, 1876 - Oct 12, 1926

H. V. Culbreth Dead

H. V. (Zeb) Culbreth passed away at the family home here Tuesday morning at 8:30 o'clock, after a long illness.

Zeb, as he was familiarly known, had reached the age of 50 years, and is survived by his mother, a sister and a brother. He had been in bad health a number of years, and had been confined to his bed several months. However, his condition was not thought critical until a short time before death, relieved him of his suffering.

The funeral service was held at the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W.T. Boulware, assisted by Rev. J.T. McKeown, after which the body was laid to rest in the Dawson Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Dawson Herald - Friday, Oct 15, 1926
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Curt Taliferro Hoge
May 12, 1904 - Apr 5, 1966
Texas - Pvt Army World War II

Curt Hoge, 60, Dies Suddenly

Graveside services for Curt Hoge, 60, who died suddenly in Denton on April 5, were held here Tuesday morning.

Services were conducted by Rev. W.O. Estes. Interment was in Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors are one brother, Gussie Hoge of Dawson, one sister, Mrs. Addie Walker of Waco, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Herald - Apr 9, 1965
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o William Elbert Hoge & Mattie Alice (Miller) Hoge

Eliza Jane (Farmer) Hall
Dec 16, 1860 - Oct 5, 1954

Mrs. L.E. Hall Rites Wednesday

DAWSON, Oct. 6—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. L. E. Hall, 93 years, who was found dead at her home here Tuesday morning, were held from the First Methodist church here Wednesday at 10:30 a. m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.
A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Hall had resided here many years.
Death was attributed to natural causes by an attending physician.
Surviving are three sons, James E. Hall, Florida; Grover Hall, Denton, and Henry Hall, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Ella Gaskins, Dallas, and Mrs. Rhoda Griffin , Blooming Grove; and a large number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Ida M. (Covington) Stockard
June 14, 1901 - Sept 24, 1941

STOCKARD. - Corsicana, Texas, Sept. 23 - Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. Stockard, 41, of Purdon were held Monday at Purdon with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. Surviving are her husband, three children, Mrs. Esther Morris, Charles F. Stockard and Silas Stockard, all of Purdon; three sisters, Mrs. S.C. Coffey, Corsicana; Mrs. Luther Ward, Purdon, and Mrs. Walter Stiffen, Houston, and three brothers, J.A. Covingon, Emhouse; J.E. Covington, Irene, and Tucker Covington, Purdon.

Sept 24, 1941

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o F. H. Brown (married June 20, 1017) & James Frank Stockard

Vernon Lee Wilburn Cottrell
Jan 15, 1941 - Dec 20, 2007

Vernon Lee Wilburn Cottrell, 66, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. today at Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson with Pastor Monroe Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Sarah Rachel Davis
May 3, 1919 - Apr 28, 1931

FUNERAL FOR GIRL HELD WEDNESDAY; BURIAL NEAR KEMP
Funeral services for Sarah Rachel Davis, 12-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. Davis, 813 North Twenty-Fourth street, who died in the P. and S. Hospital on Tuesday morning with pneumonia were held Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home and the body was taken overland to the King cemetery near Kemp where the interment was made.
The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox pastor of the First Christian church.
Surviving are the parents, three brothers, L. B., T. W. and Aubrey D., and two sisters, Lucille and Dorothy Davis, all of Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Apr 29, 1931

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Letues Davis & Vera (Wilkinson) Davis

Mary Young (Presley) Lincoln
Sept 24, 1878 - Aug 18, 1968

Lincoln Service

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Jesse Lincoln, 89, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church of which she was a member officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two brothers, one nephew and one niece.

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John William Prine
Jan 1, 1882 - Sept 21, 1941

PRINE - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 23 - John W. Prine, 59, died in Palestine Sunday and funeral services were held at Mart Tuesday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery in this city. He was reared in Corsicana but moved to Mart about thirty years ago. He leaves his wife, a son, John W. Prine Jr., Washington, D.C.; two daughters, Mrs. M. Slay, Valley Mills and Miss Kathleen Prine, Washington, D.C.; two brothers, H.J. Prine, Wichita Falls, and Lawrence Prine, Corsicana and three sisters, Mrs. J.L. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. G.H. Ferrell, Corsicana, and Miss Irene Prine, Corsicana.

Sept 24, 1941

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o James Elias Prine & Harriet Alvaretta (Cooper) Prine

Harvey Grantham
Jun 19, 1895 - Dec 13, 1936

HARVEY GRANTHAM DEAD; FUNERAL IS PLANNED TUESDAY

WELL KNOWN CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN PASSED AWAY SUNDAY NIGHT

Harvey Grantham, aged 42 years, well-known proprietor of a tailor shop and sportsman, died at his home, 501 South Thirteenth street, Sunday night at 8:30o'clock. He suffered a stroke early Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Grantham was well-known here and had been a life-long resident of Corsicana. He had been prominent in the business circles for a number of years.

The funeral services will be held from the family home Tuesday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian Church, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, Gladys Chiles Grantham, Corsicana; father, W. B. Grantham , constable, Corscana; a brother, Fred Grantham, Kermit, Texas; and two sisters, Miss Hallie Grantham,
Dallas, and Mrs. Alma Croft, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carl Patterson, Earl Pressley, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. Will Miller, Paul H. Miller and Cap Curington.
Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HARVEY GRANTHAM ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Harvey Grantham, aged 42 years, well-known business man and sportsman, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died after a short illness Sunday night, were held from the family home, 501 South Thirteenth street, Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. O. W. Reece, pastor of the First Christian church, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Chiles Grantham, Corsicana; father, W. B. Grantham, constable, Corsicana; a brother, Fred Grantham, Kermit, Texas; two sisters, Miss Hallie Grantham, Dallas and Mrs. Alma Croft, Corsicana; a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Patterson, Earl Pressley, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. Will Miller, Paul H. Miller, Cap Curington, Billy Stokes and Dock Redden.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tues., Dec. 15, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Benjamin Grantham buried in Oakwood cemetery & Belle (Spickard) Grantham buried in Campbell Elrod cemetery

Sherri Lee (McCluney) Lane
Jan 25, 1968 - Nov 20, 2010

Sherri Lee Lane, 42, passed away at 5:35 p.m. Nov. 20, 2010, at All Saints Baylor Medical Center in Fort Worth.

Sherri was born in Corsicana on Jan. 25, 1968, to Theo and Peggy McCluney. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School, Class of 1986. She and her husband, Don Lane, were married 23 years with two wonderful children, Alysa and Garrett Lane, whom she cherished. She was baptized on Nov. 22, 1992, as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Although she lost her battle with breast cancer, she never lost hope that she would live forever in paradise on earth that Jehovah has promised through his reigning king Jesus Christ, where there would be no more sickness, sorrow or pain. Sherri was a person that everybody loved to be around. She was fun, exciting and brightened up every room she walked into. Although she died at a young age she lived life to the fullest. Her famous quote was, “you never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” Everyone that knew her will miss her deeply by the way she touched their life.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Theo and Peggy McCluney of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Leslie McCluney also of Corsicana; and by her father-in-law, Jim Lane from Wortham.

Survivors include her husband, Don Lane, a local business man of Corsicana, and their children, Alysa and Garrett all of Arlington; sister, Terry Quinlan and husband Steve also from Arlington; brothers, Marshall and wife Nikki, and Michael McCluney all of Corsicana; father and mother-in-law, Dub and Connie Fielden; brothers-in-law, Jim and Lisa Lane of McKinney, and Darren and Pam Lane of Kerens; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 23, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m., Nov. 24, 2010, with Bro. Andre Johns officiating. The memorial will be followed by graveside services at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be R.K. Fisher of Hillsboro, Jeff Radekin of Hillsboro, Billy Williams of Itasca, Rick Massey of Hillsboro, Ben Perkins of Whitney, and Charles Williams of Arlington. Honorary pallbearers will be Neely Minchew of Fairfield, Lisa Jock of Corsicana, Lori Graves of Roane, and Lorie Hines of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Wilma Louise (Johnson) Barnes
Oct 20, 1913 - Nov 21, 2010

Louise Johnson Barnes passed away Nov. 21, 2010.

She was the daughter of John D. and Ollie Sue Johnson, born on Oct. 20, 1913. She married William Kirksey Barnes in 1932. Louise loved her son William Robert Barnes in every way, and treasured her daughter-in-law, Mary. Louise was dedicated to her family, her Church family, her friends, and to God. She was an independent, strong, loving, elegant woman who lived through difficult times and good times with grace and wit. She was a special friend to many people. Louise was a blessing to all.

Survivors include Reita and Rupert Palmer of Bryan, Mary and Bob Melland of Denver, Colo., cousins, including Marie Lockhart and Jimmie Sheppard of Corsicana. Louise’s family also included Marcia Lou and John Wade Braly, Sue Kennedy, Glyn and Steve Phillips, Wade and Kristi Braly, and Katy and Sean McConal.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

A celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. held on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010, at Barry Methodist Church. A private interment will follow.

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the Barry Methodist Church, P.O. Box 148 Barry, Texas 75102 or to a charity favorite charity.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Charlie D. Letson
Feb 3, 1877 or 1879 - Apr 29, 1931

CORSICANA MAN DIES SAN ANGELO; BURIAL BE HERE
Charlie Litsen [sic], 52, carpenter, died in San Angelo Tuesday night and the body will arrive here Thursday morning at 11:15 o'clock on the Southern Pacific Lines and will be taken to Oakwood Cemetery, where the funeral services will be held and interment made.
The services will be conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.
Mr. Litsen was a resident of Corsicana for many years. He went to San Angelo about four weeks ago.
Surviving are two children, Ebie Cardell Litsen and Donney Litsen, both students at the State Orphans' Home.
Active pallbearers will be E. B. Church, S. B. Jordan, Tom Mayfield, J. A. Call, R. B. Chiles and Joe M. Brown.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHAS. LITSON HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Charlie Litson, 52, local carpenter, who died in San Angelo, Tuesday, were held here shortly after the body arrived Thursday morning on the 11:15 o’clock Southern Pacific train with interment in Oakwood cemetery. He had been in San Angelo for about four weeks. The services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two children, Eddie Cardell Litson and Donney Litson, both students at the State Orphans Home here.

Active pallbearers were E. B. Church, S. B. Jordan, Tom Mayfield, J. A. Call, R. B. Chiles and Joe M. Brown.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Vivian Irene (Holliman) Hall
abt 1930 - Aug 16, 1985

BARRY - Vivian Irene Hall, 55, of Barry died Friday at her residence.

Service is 10 a.m., Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery in Denton.

Survivors are her husband, James E. Hall of Barry; daughter, Sheridan Will Davis of Hickman, Calif.; mother, Eunice Maxwell of Angus; two brothers, Troy Holliman of Angus and James Holliman of Kosciusko, Miss., and three granddaughters.

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Karen Lynn Featherston
Dec 6, 1959 - Oct 3, 2010

Karen Lynn Featherston, 50, of Springtown, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2010, at her residence.

Karen was born Dec. 6, 1959, in Corsicana to Donald and Betty Jo Featherston.

She was preceded in death by her father, Donald Everett Featherston and a nephew, Ronnie Joe Sigford, Jr.

Survivors include her mother, Betty Jo Featherston of Livingston; brothers, Don Featherston and wife Ann of Kingman, Ariz., and Randy Featherston and wife Janis of Springtown; sisters, Sandra Sigford of Palestine, and Linda Estell of Weldon; she is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be at 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Dawson Cemetery with the Rev. Alvin Featherston officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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William Homer "Sonny" Whitehead, Jr.
Feb 3, 1935 - Oct 2, 2010

William Homer “Sonny” Whitehead Jr., 75, of Corsicana, passed away Oct. 2, 2010.

He was born Feb. 3, 1935, in Alma to William H. Whitehead and Mary Herrin Whitehead. He was a member of Mildred Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jeanette Whitehead of Corsicana; children, Rick Whitehead and wife Cece of Woodland Hills, Calif., Jeff Whitehead and wife Dollie of Corsicana, and Dianna Berry and husband Steve of Jenks, Okla.; brother, Bud Whitehead and wife Betty of Stephenville; grandchildren, Maureen O'Rourke, Ricky Whitehead Jr., Joyce DiRuzza, Jeffrey and Kelly Whitehead, Christy and Eric Wing, Johnny Whitehead, Brittany, Neeko, Cory Whitehead, Kathrine, Brandon and Evan Berry; great grandchildren, Haley Whitehead, Alivia DiRuzza, and Mia and Preston Wing; he is also survived by brothers and sister-in-laws, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating.

Pallbearers will be Russell Warren, Alvin Crawford, George St. Clair, Bunk Bottoms, Chuck McClanahan, and Shorty French.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ila Faye (Gilbert) Barton
Feb 1, 1929 – Jan 8, 1993

Ila Faye Barton, 63, of Corsicana, died Jan. 8, 1993, in the Corsicana Nursing Home.
Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Clark Barton of Corsicana; and one son, Richard Barton of Corsicana; one daughter, Linda Wilson of Balch Springs; one step-daughter, Joanne Walker of Irving; two step-sons, Billy Barton and Roger Dale Barton, both of Irving; two sisters, Mavis Glidden and Lois Wright, both of Tyler; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ila Faye Barton

Ila Faye Barton, 63, of Corsicana, died Jan. 8, 1993, in the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Clark Barton of Corsicana; and one son, Richard Barton of Corsicana; one daughter, Linda Wilson of Balch Springs; one step-daughter, Joanne Walker of Irving; two step-sons, Billy Barton and Roger Dale Barton, both of Irving; two sisters, Mavis Glidden and Lois Wright, both of Tyler; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Glidden, Jim Wright, Royce Wright, Jason McAllister, Ronnie Gilbert and Larry Gilbert.

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Elmer Adcock
Jun 6, 1927 – Jan 8, 1993

Elmer Adcock, 65, of Barry died January 8, 1993 in Dallas.
Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Almanza officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.
Survivors include his wife, Amy Lou Adcock of Barry; one daughter, Carolyn Carr of DeSoto, Texas; three sisters, Hilda Hullum of Teague, Dorothy Stokes of Dallas and Nell Venavle of Midlothian; one brother, Tony Onstott of Mississippi; one grandchild and one great-grandchild.

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Elmer Adcock

Elmer Adcock, 65, of Barry died Jan 8, 1993 in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Almanza of Central Methodist Church in Corsicana officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

He was born June 6, 1927 in Waco. He was a veteran of the U. S. Navy, serving during World War 11. He owned and operated the Furniture Barn for 23 years.

Survivors include his wife, Amy Lou Adcock of Barry; one daughter and son-in-law, Larry and Carolyn Carr of DeSota, Tex.; three sisters, Hilda Hullum of Teague, Dorothy Stokes of Dallas and Nell Venavle of Midlothian; one brother, Tony Onstott of Mississippi; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Bryce and Johnna McKee, of Houston; one great-grandson, Bryce Ross McKee, Jr. of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Smith, Carl Hall, Leo Gunnell, Bruce Denbow, Roy Morrison, Dan Paschal, James Bonner, Charles Cates, and Dennis Storch.

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Hazel Meankins
About 1942 - Nov 22, 2011

Corsicana — Hazel Meankins, 69, of Mineola and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at Wood Memorial Nursing Home in Mineola. Viewing will be Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home, 1001 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Corsicana. Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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William Donaldson "Don" Walker
Oct 10, 1941 - Nov 28, 2011


William Donaldson “Don” Walker, Jr., formerly of Corsicana, passed away in Jacksonville Monday, Nov. 28, 2011.

He was born in Farmersville, Texas, Oct. 10, 1941 to Don Walker, Sr. and Pauline Hicks Walker. Don was a 1959 graduate of Greenville High and a University of Texas Honor graduate. He had a lifelong interest of the Bible, history and football with the University of Texas Longhorns being his team since age nine.

Don married Judith Graham, his childhood sweetheart in 1958, later having three children, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son Jason Graham Walker, parents Don and Pauline Walker, and brother Billy Walker.

He is survived by his wife Judith; daughters Wendi Green and husband Ray of Jacksonville and Sandra Emmons and husband Steven of Rockwall; brother Kenneth Walker and wife Mary Jo of Fort Myers, Fla.; grandchildren Daniel Baxley, Jeremy Green and wife Erin, Sarah and Anika Emmons and Kathrine Walker Berry; and two great-grandchildren Alan Baxley and Andrew Green.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at the funeral home.

Services will be held at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home in Greenville on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at 9 a.m. with burial in Webb Hill Cemetery.

The pallbearers are grandsons, Daniel Baxley and Jeremy Green, nephews Kevin Walker, Dean Walker and Kory Walker. Honorary pallbearers are the 1959 class of GHS and coworkers of DART.

Memorials may be made to the Glenhaven Youth Ranch in Arkansas or the Mayo Clinic of Jacksonville, Florida where extensive research in “Lewy Bodies” by Dr. Dennis Dickson is being done. Both of these organizations are near and dear to the Walker family.

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Jerry Bell
Feb 6, 1944 - Nov 30, 2011

Jerry Bell, age 67, of Kemp, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011 at Methodist Medical Center. He was born Feb. 6, 1944 to Lula Bell and Luther Curtis Bell, Sr. in Emhouse.

He was raised in the Emhouse area and graduated from Blooming Grove High School. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, and loved spending time with his family.

Mr. Bell was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers, Luther Curtis Bell, Jr. and Alva Gene Bell.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Bell of Kemp; son, Greg Bell and wife Jan of Rhome; daughter, Amanda Bell of Kemp; sister, Joyce Thompson of Hurst; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 2, 2011 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Kevin Jonas officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Memorials may be made to American Diabetes Association at P.O. Box 11514, Alexandria, VA 22312.

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Ardell Glenn Washington
About 1956 - Nov 29, 2011

Ardell Glenn Washington, 55, resident of Dallas, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at the Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at the New Bethel Baptist Church, Kerens, with Pastor Ernest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lucy Hood (French) Hubbard
May 31, 1913 - Dec 2, 2011

After 98 years in this life, Lucy Hood Hubbard went to join loved ones and her Heavenly Father on Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. For many years, she resided at Oakview Healthcare Residence in Hubbard. Born May 31, 1913 in Alliance Hall in Navarro County to Dezzie Cagle and Gardner French, Hood was part of a large family: brothers, Radney, Verse, Kinsey, Rankin, and Cecil; sisters, Izora (Putman), Ollie (Jordan) and Florence (French). Four other siblings, Villa, Joe Bailey, Girley Draper, and Sara Ann died as infants before Hood was born.

Hood (or Mama Hood as many affectionately called her) married Leo Thomas in Hubbard on Sept. 8, 1928. They had one child, B.D. (Billy Dwayne) Hubbard, born in 1930. Leo and Hood lived in Silver City on their farm where they raised cattle and cotton. When Hood was just 39, she became a widow when Leo, age 41, was killed in an accident in Jasper, Texas. She never remarried.

For a time with her son’s help, Hood worked the farm. Finally, she was persuaded to build a home in Dawson where she resided for many years, with Leo’s mother, Ida Mae (Mimi). Hood worked for many years as a cook at the Corsicana State Home, employment she enjoyed because of the children she served and the friends with whom she had the pleasure of working.

A member of the Dawson First Baptist Church, she was always strong in her religious faith which sustained her. Despite the trials of her life, she was never bitter. Genuine smiles and hearty laughter were her ready companions.

Hood is survived by her only son, B. D. Hubbard and his only daughter, Brenda Guillory and her husband, Micah, all of Dawson; nieces, Joyce Dean Melton of Corsicana, Helen Steel of Amarillo, Janice Richards of Midland, Juanita Quaid of Austin, and Dorothy Henson of Mount Juliet, Tenn.; nephews, Bobby Gene French of Corsicana, Buford Jordan of Conroe and Tommy Jordan of Dawson.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be G.C. Younger, Daryl Hodge, Doug Lenox, Ray Rogers, Don Nesmith and Darryl Rogers.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dan Griffin, Buel Lee Hagle, Dwain Spruiell, Gary Murphy and Tommy Jordan.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Jerry Thomas Price
Jan 4, 1940 - Dec 1, 2011

Jerry Thomas Price, 71, was born in Corsicana, Jan. 4, 1940, and was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Dec. 1, 2011.

Greeting Jerry in heaven were his parents Jessie Lee and Thomas Price; his oldest son James; sister, Peggy; great-grandson Kenny Troy; maternal grandparents, Bessie and Jessie Fread; paternal grandparents Etta and William Price; special uncle, Clifford Price; and cousin, Sonny Madwell.

Jerry is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Lillie Faye, and five of their six children. His daughters are Kay Wilkinson and husband Jim, Rhonda Sandlin and husband Lloyd; sons, Bobby Price, Tommy Price and wife Pam, and Chris Price; brothers, Lionel Price and wife Barbara, Eddie Price and wife Debbie; mother-in-law, Exie Mae Richards; grandchildren, Dustin, Shane, Danielle, Jessica, James Curtis, Jennifer, Dylan, Thomas, Sarah, Christopher, Zeb, John Paul, and Chris; nephew,Yancy; nieces, Audra Phillips and Amy Crocker; and 15 great-grandchildren. Jerry also leaves behind his loyal companions Alias and Geechee.

Jerry’s school years began in Corsicana. He was double promoted and skipped the seventh grade. He later moved to Richland (aka Pisgah Ridge) where he graduated from Richland High School in 1957 in a class of eight students. He proudly wore his Richland Indians High School ring until the end. He played basketball and baseball being their only pitcher. He loved living with his Grandma and Granddaddy and told us wonderful stories we will never forget. He loved fishing with his Granddaddy and hunting for arrowheads along the Richland Creek bottom lands. As a young teenager he chopped and picked cotton. He bought his first car by helping his Granddaddy clean out the bottom land.

In 1958 he married the love of his life, Lillie Faye. They lived in Corsicana and finally settled in Houston in 1972. Jerry worked as a manager in the food service industry for many years. He then worked for Symons Mfg. Corp. as a foreman in receiving where he retired after 20 years of service in 2002.

Jerry loved freshwater fishing, but he found his true love of the water in Galveston. He bought a boat and named it “Olatunji” after a Bob Dylan song “I Shall Be Free.” He enjoyed many fishing trips on that boat with his brothers Lionel and Eddie as well as his family and friends. He was known by all as “Captain.” He also loved the Houston Astros and his beloved Texas Aggies. He loved music and he always said “The Beatles were the best Rock n’ Roll band there ever was,” John Lennon being his favorite. His favorite artist was Bob Dylan. He truly believed there would never be anyone ever quite like Bob.

He was very patriotic and loved God, his family, friends and country more than anything in the world. He was especially proud of his grandson Army PFC Shane Zahn, who is deployed in Afghanistan.

We love him dearly and will miss him more than words can ever say and take comfort in knowing he is with God and our loved ones in heaven.

“A coward dies a thousand deaths, the Valiant die but once.”

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Barbara Ann (Easley) Abbe
Dec 6, 1942 - Dec 3, 2011

Barbara Ann Abbe, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana at the age of 68 with her family at her side. Barbara was born on Dec. 6, 1942 in Corsicana to Lester Woodrow Easley and Bertha Berryhill Easley. She worked for Curington Cleaners when it was located on West 7th Ave., but was better known for her time at Lester's Quick Stop on West 2nd Ave. After selling the store she worked as a Licensed Christian Counselor at the Genesis Center in Kaufman, an accomplishment of which she was proud. Barbara loved people and enjoyed helping those in need. She was a member of Calvary Worship Center.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her sons David Abbe and his wife Terrie of Payne Springs and Chris Abbe and his wife Susan of Corsicana. She is also survived by her grandchildren Cory Abbe and his wife Jessica, Cody Abbe, Anna Abbe, and Owen Abbe and two great-grandchildren, Justyn and Cayden Abbe. She is also survived by her brother Lester Easley and his wife Maxine and a number of nieces, nephews and family members and extended family Cliff and Pattie Smith.

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

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Johnson, Bro. Michael Bedard, and Bro. Danny Reeves officiating. A family graveside service will be held following the service at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tim Easley, Johnny Easley, Kenneth Napps, Ricky Easley, Tommy Montgomery, Michael Easley, James Smith and Lawton Stewart.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: The Genesis Center of Kaufman, 2675 N State Hwy. 34, Kaufman, Texas 75142.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Librado "Libby" Galarza Barreto
Mar 18, 1937 - Dec 2, 2011

Librado (Libby) Galarza Barreto, 74, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2011. He was born to the late Americo Barreto and Joaquina Galarza, March 18, 1937 in Moca, Puerto Rico. Libby graduated from Mattoon, IL High School and received a B.A. in Art and Spanish from Eastern Illinois University in 1966, and then continued post graduate studies in Art in 1972. He was married to Debera A. (Works) Barreto on June 22, 1962. Libby was a beloved pastor, evangelist, teacher, artist and musician.

He is survived by his wife and four daughters, Lidia Beaulac of Lyndonville, Vt.; Elena Ashburn of Jacksonville, Fla.; Norah Mosnia of Belton, and Abigail Hoke of Denver, Colo. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-granchildren. Libby was a member of The Word Church, Corsicana.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Word Church, P.O. Box 1151, Corsicana, TX 75151.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Billie Hewitt Scott, Jr.
Nov 3, 1940 - 2011

Billie was born Nov. 3, 1940 to Bill and Mary Kate Hines Scott in El Paso. He graduated from Corsicana High School. He attended Navarro College 1958 to 1960. From 1960 to 1966 he served in the United States Army. In 1980, while managing rental properties in the Dallas area, he married Cindy Esslinger and the couple moved to Kerens. He operated the Round Prairie Store from 1981 to 1983. He also operated a T-shirt shop from 1981 to 1985. Bill worked for K-Mart Warehouse from 1987 to 2000 and for the last 10 years, he worked for Carl White Chevrolet.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Scott of Kerens; sons and daughters-in-law Billy and Tricia Scott of Corsicana, and Hewitt and Derinda Scott of Kerens; and also survived by grandsons Luke and Evan Scott, both of Kerens. Billie leaves behind a host of friends.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Rebah Miller Easley
Unknown - Dec 5, 2011

Rebah Miller Easley of Hillsboro passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 at a Hillsboro nursing facility. Viewing will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 at Church of Christ of College Hill in Hillsboro with Eugene Edens officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Irene Cemetery.

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