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Thomas Edward Oliphant, Sr.
Dec 17, 1926 - June 8, 2009

Thomas Edward Oliphant Sr., 82 of Blooming Grove, passed June 8, 2009 in Corsicana. He was born December 17, 1926 in Kerens to H. I. and Genie Oliphant.
Graveside services will be June 8, 2009 at 3 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery with Gordon Griffin officiating.

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Chester Hall
Abt 1935 - Nov 21, 2011

Chester Hall, 76, of Samaria, passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, at his residence. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, at the Samaria Baptist Church in Samaria with the Rev. Bobby Whitehead, eulogist. Interment will follow at the Samaria Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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L. E. Gray
Apr 29, 1926 - Dec 16, 2011

L. E. Gray, 85, of Kerens, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at the East Texas Medical Center Hospital in Tyler. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Leslie Byrd officiating. Interment will be in the Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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L. C. "Bo Pete" Robinson, Sr.
Aug 6, 1920 - Dec 17, 2011

L. C. " Bo Pete" Robinson, Sr., 91, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born Aug. 6, 1920 in Eureka, to the parentage of the late Lawrence Robinson and Fannie Presley Robinson. He received his formal education in the Navarro County School District and professed a faith in Christ and was added to the Eastside Church of Christ.

L.C. was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lorene Robinson, son, L.C. Robinson, Jr., two granddaughters, Lorie Walker and Carma D. Robinson; three brothers, Vernon, Jessie and Lawrence Robinson.

He is survived by seven children, Ruthie Woods and husband Aubrey of Corsicana, Dorothy Robinson Ross of Abilene, Raymond Robinson and wife Cheryl, Diann Carter, Ernest Robinson all of Corsicana, Shelia Robinson of Dallas, and Gregory Robinson and wife Michelle of Palestine; 23 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Wake services are 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011 at Ross and Johnson Chapel.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011 at the Eastside Church of Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Arthur Roland Bazinet
Abt 1924 - Dec 15, 2011

Corsicana — Mr. Arthur Roland Bazinet, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Rosary will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.20, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be held at a later date at St. John Baptiste Cemetery in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.  Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Candy June Edrington
Mar 18, 1961 - Dec 19, 2011

Corsicana — Mrs. Candy June Edrington, age 50, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born March 18, 1961 in Denison, Texas. She was cremated, and no services are planned at this time. 

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Jack Hayworth
Oct 16, 1942 - Dec 17, 2011

Jack Hayworth, resident of Purdon, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana at the age of 69. He was born Oct. 16, 1942 in Amigo, West Virginia to Robert and Mae Yates Hayworth. Jack was self-employed as a salesman of auto parts in the area and had retired a few years ago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Robert Hayworth and Mae Hayworth, four brothers, Robert Earl Hayworth, Edger Hayworth, Clyde Hayworth, and Michael Hayworth, and one sister, Shelby Hayworth.

Jack is survived by his wife, Hazel Hayworth of Purdon; his children, Jill Stone and her husband Chad of Paris, Texas, and Shelby Phillips of West Virginia; his step-children, Chris Hines and her husband Roy of Corsicana and Jenine Fitch and husband Ron of Sealy; and four grandchildren, Reagan, Meredith, Sophia, and Sam. He is also survived by one brother, Fred Hayworth and his wife Phyllis of Tennessee and four sisters, Jenney Hunter, Mary Bell, Opal Tingler, and Peggy Canada.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday morning, Dec. 21, 2011 at the Trinity Assembly of God located at 109 FM 2452 in Corsicana with Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial will follow the service at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. Pallbearers will be Dwayne Pritchett, David Williams, Ronnie Fitch, Reese Hines, Billy Wayne Pair, and Lowell Thompson.

The family ask that memorials be made to the Trinity Assembly of God Building Fund at 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Betty (Melton) Burnett Holloway
Nov 9, 1927 - Dec 13, 2011

Mrs. Betty Burnett Holloway, 84, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, at Park Bend Health Center in Austin.

She was born November 9, 1927 in Corsicana to Arthur and Ione Melton.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John Holloway; sister, Virginia Sherrard; and brother, Arthur Melton.

She is survived by her son, David Burnett and wife Rhonda of Corsicana; daughters, Becky Myers and husband Larry of Waxahachie, Pam Koteras and husband Mike of Austin, and Donna McQuiddy of Austin; grandchildren, Bryan Burnett of Corsicana, J.D. Myers and wife Cindy of Ennis, Jamie Waits and husband Brian of Fort Worth, Chris McDaniel and wife Lora of Austin, Shawn McDaniel and wife Myranda of Austin, Chase Hawk of Austin, and Taylor McQuiddy of Austin; great-grandchildren, Lexi Myers, Paige Myers, Michael Myers, Hannah Myers, and Errol Waits; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family was held from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Dec. 19, 2011, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John B. "Billy" Stokes
Aug 14, 1925 - Dec 16, 2011

John B. “Billy” Stokes, age 86, of Chandler, formerly of Brownsboro, passed away in the mid-afternoon hours of Friday, Dec. 16, 2011 at the Chandler Nursing Center in Chandler.

He was born on Aug. 14, 1925 in Brownsboro to John S. and Becky Mae Windham Stokes; they preceded him in death. Billy was a 1943 graduate of Brownsboro High School and immediately upon graduation enlisted in the U.S. Army. Staff Sgt. Stokes was a member of the 104th Timberwolf Infantry Division, 413th Regiment which fought for 197 continuous days through Belgium, Holland, and Germany including the “Battle of the Bulge.” He was awarded the Bronze Star.

After the war, Billy returned to Brownsboro, married, went to business school, raised tomatoes for a living, and then became employed at the Opelika Gas Plant. After a few years there, his employment moved him to Ranger then to the Nipak Plant in Kerens. His involvement in the local union gave him the opportunity to go to work for the AFL/CIO United Steel Workers Union as an international representative serving throughout East Texas and Louisiana until his retirement in 1986.

Billy loved to fish and hunt. His love for quail hunting took him and Murl all over east, west, and south Texas along with his special bird dogs. He was an avid reader on Civil War, WW II, and Texas History with an extensive library.

Billy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was very proud of his family and spoke often and wrote of the blessings of family. He had a great faith in Jesus and was always happy to speak of his faith with anyone. He was a 50-plus year member of Brownsboro Masonic Lodge No. 1050 AM&FM and a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Murl Stokes, of Chandler, formerly of Brownsboro; daughters, Sue Quinn and husband Larry of Longview, and Brenda Atkeisson and husband Buster, of Kerens; grandsons, David Atkeisson and wife Leah of Kerens, Brad Atkeisson and wife Michelle of Fairfield, Caleb Quinn of Longview, and Jeremy Quinn and wife Tonia of Longview; great-granddaughters, Lauren and Katie Atkeisson of Kerens, McKenzie Beddingfield of Fairfield, and Kennedy Quinn of Longview; great-grandson, Cole Beddingfield of Fairfield; sisters, Myrtis Lauterbach and Dell Avant of Las Cruces, N.M.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jack and Zeffie Beard of Chandler; cousin, Barbara Fenton of Tyler; and by numerous other nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

He was also preceded in death by an infant brother, Joe.

Services for John B. “Billy” Stokes were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, at Tyler Memorial Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment followed at Tyler Memorial Cemetery with A.L. “Buster” Atkeisson, Brad Atkeisson, David Atkeisson, Caleb Quinn, Jeremy Quinn, and Larry Quinn serving as pallbearers.

Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

Arrangements by Tyler Memorial Funeral Home, Tyler.

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Mayme B. (Dials) Martin
Feb 10, 1910 - Dec 15, 2011
 

Mayme B. Martin, 101, of Dawson passed away Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Baylor Medical Center.

She was born Feb. 10, 1910, in Waco, the only child of William (Bud) Dials and Fannie Q. Dials.

Mayme B. attended Paul Quinn College and taught school in Mart and Dawson. She was passionate in her dedication to race and community through work with League of Women’s Voters and Meals on Wheels. She volunteered as a Pink Lady in the Corsicana Regional Hospital and was active in a Corsicana teachers’ social club, Fluer de Lis. Over the years, Mayme B. was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Waco, Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson, 2nd Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana, and for the last 18 years New Birth Baptist Church in Dallas while she resided at Grace Presbyterian Village.

Mayme B. is preceded in death by a son, Paul Jr., from her first marriage; and James A. Martin, her second husband of more than 30 years, a prominent farmer in Dawson.

Survivors include her devoted son, James A. Martin II, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Viewing will be from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Service will be at noon Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011, at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana. Interment will follow at Spring Hill Cemetery in Dawson.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert William Dunn
Oct 9, 1953 - Nov 27, 2011

Corsicana — Robert William Dunn, age 58, of Purdon passed away on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born on Oct. 9, 1953 in Albuqerque, N.M. Mr. Dunn was cremated, and no services are planned at this time.

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Amos Loyd Crocker
May 4, 1889 - June 3, 1959

A. L. Crocker Rites Thursday

Funeral services for A. L. Crocker, 70, former Kerens resident, who died in Lampasas Wednesday, were held at Lampasas Thursday at 10 a. m. Graveside rites were conducted at the Prairie Point cemetery Thursday afternoon.

A native of Mississippi, he moved to Mineola at the age of three years and farmed near Kerens for a number of years before going to Lampasas in 1938 to operate a grocery store. He retired in 1956,
Surviving are his wife of Lampasas; three sons, Johnny Crocker, Waco; Rowe and Lloyd Crocker, both of Lampasas; four brothers, Alvin Crocker, Dallas; Lige, Curtis and Ben Crocker, all of Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Leslie Levi, Houston; Mrs. Nora Abbie and Mrs. Effie Sims, both of Corsicana; a half-brother, Robert Crocker, Malakoff; two half-sisters, Mrs. Eula Jackson and Mrs. Louise Ray, both of California, and six grandchildren
Inmond directed.

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Oren Lee Watt
Feb 9, 1883 - June 14, 1959

Oren L. Watt Dies At Kerens

KERENS, June 13— (Spl.)—Oren L. Watt, 76, retired farmer, life-long resident of the Bazette community, died at his home here Friday night.
Funeral services will be held from the Kerens Church of Christ church, of which he was a member, Sunday at 3 p.m.
Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, D. E. Watt, Athens, and James L. Watt, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Clifton Crisp, Victoria; seven grandchildren, a brother, J. A. Watt, Portland, Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Robert Pohl, Kerens; step-mother, Mrs. Belle Watt, Kerens; two half-brothers, Oliver M. Watt, Corsicana, and Curtis Watt, Mabank, and other relatives.
Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Bernice Franklin "Dick" Ainsworth
July 3, 1908 - June 9, 1959

Final Rites B. F. Ainsworth

Final rites for B. F. (Dick) Ainsworth, 50, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday were held from the Corley Chapel at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Rev. Darrell Evenson, pastor of the Powell Baptist church and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducted. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.
Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. John L. Follis of Houston; two sons Charleston W. and Kenneth Ray Ainsworth, both in the U.S. Marine Corps; mother, Mrs. Sarah Ainsworth of Roane; four brothers, W. D. and Vernon Ainsworth, both of Kerens; W. A. Ainsworth of San Benito and W. P. Ainsworth of Cleveland, Ohio; four sisters, Mrs. W. L. Redford of Lubbock, Mrs. W.B. Ware of Roane, Mrs. M. F. Keathley of Corsicana and Mrs. Murphy Bogle of Irving, and other relatives.
The American Legion provided pallbearers.
Ainsworth was a native of Mississippi. He was an employee of the Texas-Miller Products company here.

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Jesse Edward Tyner
Jun 12, 1884 - Dec 2, 1975

Jesse Tyner
KERENS - Graveside services were to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie Point cemetery in Kerens for Jesse Tyner, 92, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning. Claude Holcomb, North Beaton Street Church of Christ minister, was to officiate. Services are under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Allie Tyner of Corsicana; four sons, E.B. Tyner of Houston, R.D. Tyner of Athens, T. R. Tyner of Tyler, and H. E. Tyner of Louisiana; three daughters, Mrs. Opal Warren of Athens, Mrs. James Curington of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dade Goforth of Victoria; 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Chris Tyner of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Oliven Watt of Abilene.

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Annie Rebecka McWilliams
Dec 31, 1877 - Nov 10, 1976

Miss McWilliams
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the College Hill Church of Christ for Miss Annie Rebecka McWilliams, 88, of Abilene, who died Wednesday in Abilene. The Revs. Claud Holcomb and Howard White will officiate with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.
She is survived by a number of nieces and nephews and a sister-in-law, Mrs. C. E. McWilliams of Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Charles Harrison, W. C. Galloway, Raymond Gunter, Wayne Norris, Robert Walker, Paul Miller, Paul Dresser and Harrison Sloan.

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William Penn Spencer
Apr 25, 1893 - Dec 23, 1974

W. P. Spencer

Final funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for W. P. (Penn) Spencer, 81, who died Monday in Mission a first service was held Tuesday.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated here with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.
Pallbearers were nephews including Billy Bradford, Thomas Bostick, Benny Spencer, Jim Spencer, John Darby Spencer and Frank Hoagland.

Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Mills, George Mills, Claude Marshall, Harve Travis, Clint Baxter and Bully Jones.
He is survived by his widow of Mission; four daughters, two sons, a number of grandchildren, three sisters and two brothers.

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Eliza Crocker
May 5, 1872 - July 21, 1947

MISS ELIZA CROCKER FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT BAZETTE

KERENS, July 23.—(Spl)— Funeral services for Miss Eliza Crocker, age 75, who died July 21 at 7:30 a. m. at Terrell, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 p. m. at the Bazette Church of Christ with Minister Claude A. Guild of Corsicana conducting the rites.

Miss Crocker was born May 5, 1872 and had lived in the Bazette community for 48 years.
She is survived by two brothers, Sam and Walter Crocker of Kerens and a number of nieces and nephews.
Interment was in the Prairie Point cemetery with Stockton's Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Lillie D. (Chitwood) Barnett
Feb 2, 1872 - Apr 1, 1947

MRS H. A. BARNETT FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

KERENS, Texas, April 1.—(Spl.) —Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family home for Mrs. H. A. Barnett, aged 75 years, who died Tuesday morning at 2 o'clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Old Wadeville, Navarro county, Mrs. Barnett was married to the late Henry A. Barnett in 1894 and they resided at Bazette until 1922 when they moved to Kerens. Mr. Barnett died in January, 1933. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Hulan, Kerens; three grandchildren, Mrs, Richard Weed, Harlingen; Joyce and Henry D. Hulan, both of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Delia Albritton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fannie Sherrill, Kerens.

Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery. Stockton's Funeral Home will direct.

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MRS. H. A. BARNETT FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

KERENS, Texas, April 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the family home for Mrs. H. A. Barnett, aged 75 years, who died Tuesday morning at 3 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Old Wadeville, Navarro County, Mrs. Barnett was married to the late Henry A. Barnett in 1894 and they resided at Bazette until 1922 when they moved to Kerens. Mr. Barnett died in January, 1933.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Hulan, Kerens; three grandchildren, Mrs. Richard Weed, Harlington; Joyce and Henry D. Hulan, both of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Della Albritton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fannie Sherrill, Kerens,

Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Stockton’s Funeral Home will direct.

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Rosalee McBride
1915 - Sept 1, 1921

McBRIDE. - Corsicana, Texas. Sept. 3. - Rosa Lee McBride, the 7 year-old daughter of Mrs. Mary McBride, died at the family home near Purdon, this county, Thursday and the funeral took place Friday, with burial in the Purdon Cemetery. [Richland Cemetery next to Maggie McBride]
Sept 4, 1921

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Walter William Farmer, Sr.
Mar 3, 1891 - Aug 13, 1959

Walter W. Farmer, Sr., 68, rancher and farmer at Rogers, Texas, died Thursday.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rogers with burial in the Richland Cemetery Saturday at 3 p.m. The Masonic Lodge will be in charge of the burial rites.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. W.W. Farmer, Rogers; a son, W.W. Farmer, Jr., Rogers; a daughter, Mrs. Leola Shelley, Beaumont; a brother, T. O. Farmer, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Elvie Crowley, Grand Prairie; Mrs. R. R. Price, Athens; Mrs. Buford Brewster, Harlingen, and Mrs. A. B. Runnels, Wortham; and four grandchildren.
Corley directs.

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John Berry Strange
Feb 19, 1855 - Jan 20, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT KERENS FOR AGED MAN MONDAY

KERENS, Jan.-24,— (Spl)—Funeral services for J.B. Strange, aged 74, who had been in ill health for some time and who passed away at his home in Oak Grove, near here, Sunday morning at 9 o'clock, were held at the family home Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor of the Presbyterian church of this city. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.
Mr. Strange was well known in this community, having lived here a number of years.
He is survived by three daughters and three sons, all residing in this community with the exception of one who is employed by the Texas & Pacific railway company with headquarters in Dallas. Nine of the company men, friends and business associates of young Strange, attended the funeral services.

Many, beautiful floral offerings by them and many other friends and relatives of the family marked the last resting place of this aged man, and in a silent way bore testimony of the love and high esteem in which Mr. Strange was held by all who knew him.

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Davie Alco (Bart) Orange
Feb 8, 1892 - May 12, 1983

Mrs. Davie Alco Orange, 91, of Bellville, died Thursday at Brazos Valley Hospital in Sealy.

Service was Saturday at the Pete E. Etlinger Funeral Home in Bellville.

Graveside service was 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Prairie Point cemetery. Henry Edgington officiated. Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens was in charge of local arrangements.

She was the daughter of the late William Bart and Olive Doyle Bart. She attended public schools in Navarro County. She married James Orange in 1909 who preceded her in death March 7, 1949.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. James R. Robbins, of Caldwell; three sons, James E. Orange, Sr. of Bellville, Herman D. Orange, of Brookshire, and Boyce D. Orange Sr. of Sealy; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Caledonia (Turley) Glasgow
Sept 23, 1891 - Jan 13, 1976

Funeral services for Mrs. Sam Glasgow, 84, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Bazette Baptist Church.

Mrs. Glasgow passed away Jan. 13, 1976 in Corsicana.

Rhe Rev. James T. Davis of Corsicana officiated at the service and burial was at Prairie Point cemetery with Paschal Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

Mrs. Glasgow is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Russell Lundy of Eustace, Mrs. G.D. Radney of Kerens, Mrs. Ruth Keele of Corsicana, Mrs. David Williams of Corsicana, Mrs. George Buck of Dawson; four sons: Melvin Glasgow of Kerens, Bernice Clint Glasgow of Dallas, Jack Glasgow of Dallas, and Clifton Glasgow of Rosenbert; one brother, Clint Holiman; one sisgter, Meddie Reagan; 34 grandchildren; 57 great grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Jan 15, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Samuel Cleveland Glasgow; d/o W. Perry Turley & Mary Effie (Ginn) Turley

John William Strange
July 29, 1882 - Jan 2, 1948

JOHN W. STRANGE RITES IN KERENS MONDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, Jan 3 (Spl) - Funeral services for John William Strange aged 66 years who died at Aley, Henderson county, Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Methodist church here. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Carroll Thompson pastor of the church.

Strange had resided in the Independence community near here most of his life. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. F.D. Sharpe, Aley; two brothers, L.B. Strange, Kerens, and Harvey Strange, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ludie Ragland and Mrs. Emma Barnett, both of Kerens and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Ragland, Vester Barnett, Raymond Horn, Lennie Strange, Alton Strange and Charles Dixon.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 4, 1949
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Valta Mae (Lundy) Crawford
Sept 18, 1911 - Oct 10, 1975

Funeral services wer held Sunday at 4:30 p.m. for Valta Mae Crawford, 64, former resident of Kerens, at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. Ronnie Daniels officiated at the memorial service and burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

She is survived by two brothers, Ward Lundy of Corsicana and Russell Lundy of Eustace; one sister, Frances Reed of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jack Lundy, David Lang, Willie Lundy, Bob Elsom, Allen Lundy, Larry Paul, and Bobby Rounsavall.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Thursday, Oct 16, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Aubrey Crawford - d/o Will Lundy and Marietta (Brown) Lundy

Jack M. Marshall
Jan 14, 1902 - June 6, 1975

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home for Jack Marshall, 73, who died Monday at the St. Joseph Hospital in Fort Worth.

The Rev. Van Houser, pastor of Kerens First Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, J. W. Marshall and Dick Marshall of Fort Worth and Luther Marshall of Mt. Pleasant; two daughters, Mrs. Polly Jones of Dallas and Mrs. Lou Ann Bradley of Louisiana; two brothers, Homer Marshall and W.C. Marshall, both of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Tillman of Stephenville and Mrs. Ema Rogers of Arlington; 12 grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Pierce, D.L. Pierce, Joe Baxter, Sammy West, Lester Walker, and Kenneth Lewis.

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  • Kerens Tribune, Thursday, Jun 19, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Richard Winters "Buck" Marshall & Lula Blanche (Hawkins) Marshall (from death certificate)

Walter Milton Crocker
Aug 23, 1885 - Dec 13, 1953

W.M. Crocker Services Monday

KERENS, Dec. 14, - (Spl) - Walter Milton Crocker, 68, died at his home here Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H.G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church of Corsicana.

Born in Mississippi, he resided in the Bazette community until a few years ago when he moved to Kerens.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; three sons, Leroy Crocker, Corsicana; M-Sgt. Lester Crocker, Germany; and Walter Daniel Crocker, Malakoff; a daughter, Mrs. E.D. Griffin, New London; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Martha Alice "Mattie" (Wilson) Leverett-Knowles
Nov 18, 1838 - Dec 9, 1931

AGED WOMAN DIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL THURSDAY
Mrs. Martha Alice Knowles, aged 93 years, native of Louisiana, but resident of Navarro county for 64 years, died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Reba Allen, at Streetman, Wednesday night at 10:30 o'clock Mrs. Martha Alice Knowles, aged 93 years, native of Louisiana, but resident of Navarro County for 64 years died at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Reba Allen, at Streetman Wednesday night at 10:30 o'clock and the funeral services were conducted at the Birdston cemetery Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock where interment was made. The services were conducted bv Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church of Corsicana, of which Mrs. Knowles was a charter -member.
Mrs. Knowles was born in Clabourn parish, La., Nov. 18, 1838. She was married to Matthew Woodson Leverett, June 10, 1859. Mr. Leverett was killed in the battle of Shiloh while in the Confederate army. Mrs. Knowles was married to G. L. Knowles in 1865. Mr. Knowles died in 1921.
The family came to Navarro county in 1867. Her only child, C. M. Leverett, preceded Mrs. Knowles in death.
Surviving are ten grandchildren, Ernest Leverett, Mrs. C. W. Curry, Mrs, Reba Allen, Mrs. Claude Barton, Creighton Leverett, Mrs. Will Sanders, Mrs. Aline Montgomery, Mrs. Naomi Kennemore, Scott Leverett and Mrs. Mattie McAnally, and 19 great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Knowles had been an invalid for a number of years. She had been a member of the Presbyterian church since childhood.
Pallbearers were John A. Clark, Paul Curry, Norman McIver, Frank Jenkins, William Allmon, Joe Beauchamp, John DuBose and John McGilvany.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Raymond James Brumfield
Jul 12, 1917 - Jan 4, 1964

R. J. Brumfield Rites Thursday

Raymond James Brumfield, 46, dock worker for the Roadway Express company, Dallas died in Dallas Wednesday.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 1 p.m. from the Cave-Smith Chapel with graveside rites Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Eureka cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Brumfield, 4351 Highland Drive, Lancaster; four daughers, Mrs. Alva Deranger, Lancaster; Mrs, Mary Eastwood, Mrs. Hazel Groce and Mrs. Geraldine Danford, all of Dallas; four grandchildren, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Luther L. Brumfield, Purcell, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Lillie Tredwell, Mrs. Wanda Faye Thomas and Mrs. Louise Matthews, all of Purcell, Okla., and Mrs. Lillian Coker, Lexington, Okla.; three brothers, Robert Brumfield, California; Russell Brumfield, Purcell, Okla., and Luther Ray Brumfield, Pampa. and other relatives.

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Velma Mae Greer
Oct 20, 1909 - Jul 4, 1950

Velma Mae Greer Rites Wednesday

Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at Eureka for Miss Velma Mae Greer, 40, who died at her home there shortly after noon Tuesday.
A native of Kaufman county, Miss Greer had been a bookkeeper or a Los Angeles, Calif. firm for some time.
Rev. Peyton Goodman conducted services from the home. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are her father, A. R. Greer; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Inez Fite, both of Eureka; four aunts, Miss Molly Greer, Mrs. J. F. Mayo, Mrs. H. H. Hodge, and Mrs.
Blanche Hamilton, all of Eureka; an uncle, Luther Greer of Galveston: and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Tim Grantham, Paul Chandler, Buck Montgomery, Curtis Chandler, Aaron Montgomery and Don Chandler.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Weldon Darwood Harris
1931 - 1951

Cpl. Harris Rites Slated Tuesday
Funeral services for Cpl. Weldon Darwood Harris, 19, U. S Marines, recently killed at Seoul Korea, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene Harris of Kilgore and Rev. Peyton Goodman of the North Corsicana Methodist church.
Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.
The body arrived in Corsicana Monday morning on the Rock Island Lines train, accompanied by Sgt. Guillermo H. Tovar, U. S. Marines.
Cpl. Harris had served in the Pacific Theater three years.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Harris, Dallas, formerly of Eureka; two brothers, Sgt. Charles H. Harris, Montgomery, Ala., and Kenneth Harris,
Dallas, and grandparents, Mrs. Effie Bonner, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. H. I. Singleton, Eureka, and other relatives.

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Cloya Janie (Marlow) Petty
July 17, 1863 - June 4, 1948

EUREKA RESIDENT DIES FRIDAY; RITES ARE HELD SATURDAY

Mrs. Cloya Janie Petty, aged 84 years, died at her home in the Eureka community Friday night.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the church.
Born in Illinois, July 17, 1863, Mrs. Petty came to Texas when 11 years of age. She had been a Methodist since 11 years of age.
Mrs. Petty was married to Jasper Petty in Corsicana, August 12, 1883. Petty was the second white child born in Corsicana after it was established 100 years ago. He died May 29, 1938.

Surviving are two sons, Tommie Petty, Eureka, and Clarence Petty, Buffalo; four daughters, Mrs. W. E. Parker, Texas City; Mrs. M. L Nutt, Eureka; Mrs. O. Beaumont, Houston, and Mrs. O. E Pritchett Corsicana; 33 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, several step-children and step grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Earl Parker, Boo Grace, Robert Pritchett, Emmett Petty, Lloyd Petty and Cliff Flanagan, all grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jun 5, 1948
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Jasper Petty - Marriage records show 10 Aug 1883 (different from article) - d/o William M. Marlow

Roberta Henderson
Dec 24, 1928 - June 1983

Graveside service will be held Thursday at 2 pm. at the Eureka cemetery for Ruberta Henderson, of Hobbs, N.M., and formerly of the Eureka area.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris Henderson, in December, 1981.

Survivors are a son, Robert M. Henderson; a daughter, Rhoda Cobb; and her mother-in-law, Mrs. T.B. Henderson of Oakwood.

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Helen Matthews
abt 1837 - July 5, 1919

VENERABLE LADY PASSES AWAY

Remains Were Interred at Eureka This Afternoon

Mrs. Helen Matthews, aged eighty-two years, wife of J.N. Matthews, died at the family home on North Twelfth street, between West Second and West First avenues, at 2:30 this morning after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at the home this afternoon at 3 o'clock by Rev. J.W. Booth, assisted by Rev. G.W. Riley of Millican, after which the remains were taken to Eureka for interment. The deceased is survived by her husband and these step-children; W.T. Matthews, A.M. Matthews, P.L. Matthews, Miss Ida Matthews and Mrs. H.M. Owen of Corsicana, Mrs. J.H. Floyd of Kerens, Mrs. G.W. Riley of Millican and Mrs. D.S. Mattox of Mexia. Mrs. Mattie Houston is also a niece.

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Ora (Cayce) Sands
June 27, 1885 - Nov 20, 1969

Mrs. Will Sands Rites Saturday

Mrs. Will Sands, 84, died Thursday in Evergreen Nursing Home. She was a native of Chatfield and a member of the Methodist Church.
Services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Dr. C. H. Cole, the Rev. Larry Shanks will assist.

Survivors include four sons, W. N. Sands of Midland, W. C. Sands of Overton, Morris Sands of Weatherford, and Lloyd Sands of Dallas. Two daughters Mrs. D. G. Wells of Riverside, Calif., and Mrs. Tracy Smith of Tulsa, Okla., 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Morris Kirby, Byron Kirby, Ed Ellington, Jimmy Little, Jr., Leon Chenaualt, Afton Sheets, Wayne Burkhalter , Charles Richardson and Bill Spivey.

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Travis Earl Ward
Nov 16, 1909 - Apr 4, 1966

Travis E. Ward Dies In Dallas

Travis E. Ward, 56, painter of 3902 Maryland, Dallas, died early Monday morning in Dallas.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the New Chatfield Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin W. Earnheart, pastor of the Oak Cliff Baptist Temple church of which he was a member.

Native of Limestone county, he had resided in Dallas 21 years.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas, the former Miss Fern Tarrer of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. Tracy Mays, Mrs. Ben Riddell and Mrs. Fred C. Smith, all of Mexia; Mrs. W.J. Goeke, Mrs. Earl Ellison, Mrs. E.E. Faircloth, all of Dallas; three brothers, W.A. Ward, Mexia; L.J. Ward, Goldthwaite and T.C. Ward, Dallas and other relatives.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Apr 5, 1966
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Anna Johanna "Bobbie" (Sherrer) Burkhalter
July 4, 1919 - July 3, 2007

Anna Johanna “Bobbie” Sherrer Burkhalter, 87, of Chatfield passed away Tuesday, July 3, 2007, at Ennis Care Center.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Chatfield Methodist Church with the Rev. Harold Braddock officiating. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Mrs. Burkhalter was born July 4, 1919, in Bay City to Frank Sherrer and Elizabeth Behmer Sherrer. She was a homemaker and a member of Chatfield Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Turner Burkhalter in January 2007; son, Wayne Burkhalter Jr.; parents; brother, Frank Sherrer; and sister, Betty Sherrer Mayer.

Survivors include her children, Sherry Bancroft of Roane, Judy Jones of Ennis, Janet Wilson of Chatfield and Peggy Drane of Corsicana; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com by selecting the Anna Johanna “Bobbie” Sherrer Burkhalter obituary.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gladys Lucile (Lane) Baldwin
Mar 28, 1913 - Apr 20, 1936

ROLAND WOMAN BURIED TUESDAY IN WHITE'S CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Lucile Baldwin, aged 23 years, of Richland, who died in Terrell Monday after a lingering illness, was held at White's cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, where interment was made.
Surviving are her husband, B. L. Baldwin; one son, William Lester Baldwin; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Lane, all of Richland; five brothers, Gilbert Lane, Gladewater; Albert Lane, Blooming Grove; Aaron Lane, Corsicana; Byron Lane, Barry, and Charles Lane, Richland; and a sister, Mrs. J. E. Baldwin, Richland.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Emma (Love) Jackson
March 2, 1878 - June 27, 1957

Mrs. Jackson Dies Thursday

Mrs. Emma Jackson, 79, longtime Angus resident died of a heart attack at Angus early Thursday. She was the widow of the late N.S. Jackson of Angus.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Mamie Jackson, Kilgore; a half-sister, Mrs. Jimmie Brickel, Faulk, Ark.; a half-brother, John Hays, Fort Worth, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Megarity, Walter Stewart, Roe English, Edgar Elliot, W.O Caffy and Burt Jones.

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Annie Mae (Middlebrook) Ferguson
Aug 9, 1886 - Oct 23, 1952

Navarro Resident Dies Thursday

Mrs. Anna Mae Ferguson, Navarro, died in the Navarro clinic Thursday morning.

Funeral service will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Charles R. Ferguson, Los Angeles; two brothers, Will Middlebrooks, Mildred; and N.J. Middlebrooks, Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Montgomery, Eureka, and Mrs. E.A. Eliot, Corsicana, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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James Acie Golden
Sep 6, 1922 - Dec 12, 2011

James Acie Golden, 89, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 12, 2011.

He was born Sept. 6, 1922 in Watanga, Okla., to Clarence and Ona Golden Sr.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Ona Mae Alexander Golden; brothers, Clarence “Buddy” Golden and Kenneth Wayne Golden Sr.

Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Kenneth Golden and wife Karla of Silver City, Kathy Balenting and husband Tommy of Munger, David Golden and wife Rene of Silver City, Patricia Cunningham and husband Keith of Dresden, Mike Golden of Silver City, Phil Golden and wife Terry of Blooming Grove, Debbie Dillingham and husband Barry of Corsicana and Tim Golden of St. Louis, Mo.; and a number of great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011, at Younger Cemetery with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Calvary Worship Center.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lois Katherine (Sumrall) Kilman
Dec 13, 1921 - Dec 13, 2011

Lois Katherine Kilman, 90, of Corsicana, passed away on her birthday, Dec. 13, 2011.

She was born to Albert and Lessie Sumrall on Dec. 13, 1921. She enjoyed playing bingo.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Lesley Kilman Sr.; son, Michael Kilman; and daughter, Barbara Adsit.

Survivors include children, Carol Turnbo and husband Donnie of Corsicana, Lesley Kilman Jr. of Redway, Calif., and Shirley Etemandfar and husband Jerry of Nevato, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and nine great great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be at noon Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at Military Baptist Church in Sumrall, Miss.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Hal Coates Johnson
Mar 23, 1890 - July 8, 1976

Graveside services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Kerens cemetery for Hal C. Johnson, 86, resident of Corsicana and native of Kerens, who died Thursday morning.

The Rev. Eugene Wood officiated.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eunice Johnson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Robert G. Bezucha of Dallas; two grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Campbell Gillespie, Marvin Tekell, S.L. Dublin, H.W. Keathley, Paul Moore, Hugh Stewart, Charlie Bee, John Weilea, Dr. Gurley Sanders, and Andrew Talley.

He was a retired colonel and served in the U.S. Army in World War I and World War II.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Jul 29, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Benjamin Slay, Sr.
Oct 8, 1862 - Feb 10, 1949

William B. Slay Dies Thursday; Services Friday

KERENS, Feb 10 - (Spl) - William B. Slay, aged 86 years, retired farmer of this community, died at the P.and S. Hospital, Corsicana, at 12:30 o'clock Thursday morning, following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Kerens Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

A native of Roanoke, Ala., Slay came to Burleson county, near Caldwell, in early childhood.
Slay had resided 2 1/2 miles north of Kerens for 37 years.

He had been a member of the Baptist church 67 years and had served many years as a deacon.

Surviving are two sons, Tom Slay, Robstown, and Sam Slay, Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Willard Mayo, Kerens; Mrs. Jim Crowley, Livermore, Calif., and Mrs. Raymond Wylie, Montfort; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a half-sister, Mrs. E.P. McKinney, Dallas and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Feb 11, 1949
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Anna Elizabeth (Smart) Williamson
Aug 26, 1869 - Mar 12, 1941

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED IN KERENS THURSDAY

Mrs. Anna Smart Williamson, 71, life-long resident of Navarro county, and a citizen of Kerens for the past half-century died at her residence in Kerens at 6 o'clock Wednesday morning after a brief illness.

Funeral services were held from the residence at 8 o'clock Thursday afternoon with interment in the Kerens cemetery.

The deceased was a native of Chatfield and the widow of the late Dr. A.C. Williamson who died at Kerens in 1904. She is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Harry Babcock of Washington, D.C., Mrs. C.T. Ashford of Houston, and Mrs. V.D. Bruner of Kerens; one sister Mrs. Mary Kimes of Kerens; several grandchildren and other relatives. She was an aunt of Clyde Kimes of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Mar 14, 1941
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

George Edward Bibb
Jan 9, 1868 - Jan 21, 1958

G.E. Bibbs Dies Here Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

G.E. Bibb, 90, native of Morgan county, Ala., died in the Twilight home Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Bibb had resided in the Corsicana vicinity for 70 years. He was a retired employee of the Texas Power and Light Company.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Bibb, Corsicana; three sons, Eldon Bibb, Odessa; Everett Bibb, Houston, and Jesse L. Bibb, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Melvin Penney, Kerens; Mrs. Colin McVicar, Nacogdoches, and Mrs. H.E. Stovall, Houston; a sister, Mrs. C.A. House, Dallas; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Leon Tackett, Henry Ickles, William Ickles, Foy Yoakum, Clayton Bridges and Johnny Tackett.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 24, 1958
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ruby Nell (Albritton) Baker
Aug 27, 1922 - Feb 5, 1978

KERENS - Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Nell Baker, 55, resident, who died yesterday at Baylor Hospital.

The Rev. Van Housser will officiate, with burial following at Kerens City Cemetery.

Paschal Funeral Home will direct.

Mrs. Baker was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Baker of Kerens; a son, Don Baker of Kerens; her mother, Mrs. A.B. Albritton of Kerens; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be L. B. Howell, Homer Carroll, Tom Washburn, A.B. Massey, O.C. Conner, Henry Atkeisson, Hobart Hilliard, and L.L. Conner.

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Joe Baker
Apr 15, 1917 - July 28, 1993

Joe Baker, 76, of Kerens, died July 28, 1993 in Kerens.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Dr. Royce Measures and the Rev. L. L. Connor will officiate.

Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery. Family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Paschal Funeral Home.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was an employee of Carroll's Hardware Store for many years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the 36th Division.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nell Baker, in 1978.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Don and Judy Baker of Kerens; two granddaughters, Stacey Jett of Manor and Stephanie Scott of Houston; one great-grandson, Brent Jett of Manor; two brothers, Stoner Baker of Kerens and Charlie Baker of Cedar Creek Lake; and one sister, Myrtle Absher of Kerens.

Pallbearers will be L.V. Howell, Traavis Horn, Homer Carroll, Chuck Weems, David Odom and Temple Pryor.

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Hawlowe A. (Jordan) Hemphill
May 8, 1888 - Nov 1, 1982

KERENS - Harlowe A. Hemphill, 94 of Kerens, died Monday.

Service is 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Paschal Funeral Home chapel. Burial in Kerens City Cemetery.
Mrs. Hemphill is survived by three daughters, Frances Lee, of Kerens, Nancy Pitsch, of Santa Monica, Calif., and Johnnie Coyner, of Cleveland, Ohio; one brother, H.B. Joyner, of Houston; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Mary Catherine (Logan) McCluney
April 7, 1851 - June 20, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. McCLUNEY AT KERENS TUESDAY

KERENS, June 23 (Spl) Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Catherine McCluney, aged 80, who died at her home in north Kerens Monday, were held Tuesday morning at the Presbyterian church. Rev. Joe Everheart assisted by Rev. C.E. Wilkins and Rev. M.O. Cheek, officiated.

Burial was at the Kerens Cemetery. Mrs. McCluney who was born at Woodland Mississippi in 1856 came to Texas in 1896, living in and around Kerens up to the time of her death. She was married to W. A. McCluney in 1874, who with two sons Cliff and Clem, preceded her in death. Surviving are ten children - E.L., Emmett, Finis, Logan McCluney and Mrs. W.E. Williford all of Kerens; Eugene McCluney of Cleburne; Mrs. Sam Beasley of Ennis; Mrs. Leona Anderson of Corsicana, Mrs. Winifred Berry and Mrs. Clifford Turner of Dawson; two brothers, R.M. Logan of Kerens and J.E. Logan of Hohenlinden, Miss., and three sisters, Mrs. J.M. Brownlee of Stark Florida, Mrs. C.C. Cross of Atlanta, Georgia, and Mrs. A. M. Holly of Houston, Miss.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Jun 25, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Her dates are from the cemetery book. The obituary states that she was born in 1856. I could not find her death certificate.

Clyde (Daniel) Beck
Feb 4, 1885 - May 14, 1983

KERENS - Mrs. Clyde Daniel Beck, 98, of Kerens, died Saturday at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas after a short illness.

Service will be Monday, 10 a.m., Kerens Presbyterian Church with Rev. H.R. White officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

She was a lifelong resident of Kerens and a member of the Presbyterian Church.

Her husband, J.C. Beck, preceded her in death.

Survivors include one son, John K. Beck, of Kerens; two grandchildren, Nancy Clyde Beck, of Kerens, and John Keitt Beck, of Kerens; and three step-daughters, Mrs. Alice Lattimore, of Dallas, Mrs. Alice Clyde Harwell, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Virginia Burnes, of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Robert Logan, Troy Rogers, Richard Jennings, Billy Bob Tekell, Aubrey Early and R.A. Bain.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 15, 1983
  • w/o Jonathan Caleb “John” Beck married Nov. 16, 1916 (Buried in Frost cem. Frost, Tx; d/o Theophilus Smith Daniel, Sr. & Lelia Martin (Wiesner) Daniel
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lewis H Collins Sr.
Sept 20, 1900 - June 22, 1975

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Lewis Collins, 74, who died Sunday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Van Houser and the Rev. Charles Pringle officiated and burial was in Kerens City Cemetery.
Mr. Collins was a native of Kerens and a retired plumber.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dora Collins of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Vera Frances Gray of Kerens; a son, Lewis Collins, Jr. of Livingston; two sisters, Mrs. Perlie Dobbs of Kerens and Mrs. Kiney Thomason of Kerens, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Jun 26, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Vera Frances (Collins) Gray
Sept 7, 1923 - June 25, 1975

Funeral services will be held today (Thursday) for Vera Francis Gray, 51, who died early Wednesday following a long illness.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home with the Rev. Van Houser officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.
Mrs. Gray was a native of Kerens. She had lived for 25 years in Pasadena where she worked for NASA Space Center. She was a member of the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Pasadena.

She was preceded in death by her father, Lewis Collins; one son, Terry Webb of Pasadena; one daughter, Jeri Sweeden of Dallas; two grandchildren, Tiffany and Teresa, of Dallas; one brother, Lewis Collins, Jr. of Livingston.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Jun 26, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Kate (Moore) Morrison
Aug 30, 1895 - Dec 20, 1976

Services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Kate Morrison, 81, of Wharton who died Monday in a Kerens Nursing Home.

Burial followed at the Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Morrison is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Freddie Douglas, Wharton, and Mrs. H.B. Richardson, Freeport, La.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Dec 23, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Sam Houston Moore & Annie (Borders) Moore

Howard Edwin "Dick" Hale
June 20, 1914 - Dec 17, 1976

Services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral in Kerens for Howard E. Hale, 62, who died Friday in Dallas.
Hale was the brother of Mrs. Earl Henderson, Kerens, and Mrs. Bunk Goins, Kerens. The Rev. Jim Barr officiated and burial was at the Kerens City Cemetery.

Other survivors include five sons, Ronnie Hale, Dallas, Randall Hale, Dallas, Harrold Hale, Garland, Jack Hale, Dallas, Gaylan Hale, Dallas; three daughters, Janice Fanhart, Dallas, Margo Wycasey, Dallas, Ferda Hale, Dallas; eight grandchildren; four brothers, Robert Hale, Ferris, J.B. Hale, Dallas, Henry Hale, Dallas, Grady Hale, Beaumont.

Hale's nephews served as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Kerens Tribune - Dec 23, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Dennis Hale and Nona (Allen) Hale

Ruth (McElvaney) McCluney
Mar 11, 1908 - Feb 28, 1975

Services Held Sunday For Ruth McCluney

Services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. in the Kerens Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Ruth McCluney, 66, a resident of Kerens, Mrs. McCluney was killed Friday in a car accident three miles west of Ennis on Highway 287.

The Rev. Johnny McCord of the Waxahachie Central Presbyterian Church and the Rev. Don Odell of the Kerens Presbyterian Church officiated, and burial was in Kerens City Cemetery with Paschal Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Harold Blankinship, of Corsicana, was accompanied by Mrs. Tim Crawford at the organ.

Mrs. McCluney was a member of the Kerens Presbyterian Church. She was a house parent of the Presbyterian Children's Home in Waxahachie for many years and had recently retired from that job.

Survivors include her husband, Finis McCluney of Kerens; one son, Wayne McCluney of Fort Worth; one granddaughter, Laura Ann McCluney of Fort Worth; two brothers, G.A. McElvaney of Corsicana and T.H. McElvaney of Garland; three sisters, Mrs. A. Brent of Corsicana, Mrs. Frank McGeehee of Mississippi, and Mrs. Bill Reid of Cleveland.

Pallbearers were Tim Bradford of Grapevine, Tommy Nenneley of Dallas, Dickie Rea of Odessa, Jack W. Anderson of Richardson, Jack A. Anderson of Corsicana, Hal Bieb, Al Travis and Paul Cooper, all of Waxahachie, and Aubrey Earley of Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Kerens Tribune - Mar 6, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Kerens woman dies in crash

ENNIS - Mrs. Ruth McCluney, 66, of Kerens died Friday as the result of a head-on collision that occured at 4:30 p.m. three miles west of Ennis on Highway 287.
Mrs. McCluney's 1972 Chevrolet Impala collided head on with a Kimbell Produce truck after her car crossed the center lane, according to Ennis Police dispatcher, Thomas Mitcham. Neither Mrs. McCluney nor the driver the driver of the truck, Anthony Steliga Jrt. of Arlington, were carrying passengers.


Verna Lucille (Mathis) Phillips
May 11, 1897 - Sept 2, 1975

Mrs. Blair Phillips, 78, passed away Tuesday morning at Henderson County Memorial Hospital following a short illness. She had been a resident of Kerens most of her life.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Joe Smith officiating. Burial will be at the Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors: one granddaughter, Mrs. James Tullos of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Dick Allen of Kerens and Mrs. Earl Washburn of Beaumont; two brothers, Buster Mathis of Kerens and Carl Mathes of Malakoff and two great grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Kerens Tribune - Thursday, Sep 4, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Calvin Blair Phillips;  d/o J.W. Mathis & Dasey (Watson) Mathis

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Mrs. Phillips

KERENS—Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Paschal Funeral home in Kerens for Mrs. Blair Phillips, 78, of Kerens, who died Tuesday in Athens County Hospital. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by one granddaughter, Mrs. James Tullos of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Dick Allen of Kerns and Mrs. Earl Washburn of Beaumont, two brothers, Buster Mathis of Kerens and Carl Mathis of Malakoff; and two great-grandchildren.

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Calvin David Franklin
Oct 7, 1881 - Dec 19, 1968

Tenn-Pvt Co H. 41 Regt US Vol Inf Spanish American War

KERENS - (Spl) - C.D. Franklin, a native of Tennessee, 86 years old, died Thursday in a veterans hospital in Dallas. He lived in Waxahachie for 14 years, and spent most of his life in Kerens.

He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the Spanish-American War.

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. The Rev. Jack McDaniel from Waxahachie will assist. Interment will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mable of Waxahachie: three sons, Robert H. of Trinidad, Harmon Lee of Dallas and Calvin D. of Kerens: a stepson J.T. Rudd of Waxahachie; 21 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Billy Prince Berry
Nov 13, 1924 - Apr 10, 1974

Tex-Cpl US Marine Corp WWII

Kerens Postmaster Billy Berry Dies

Funeral services are pending at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Billy P. Berry, 49, Kerens postmaster and fire chief, who died in Dallas Wednesday in Morton Hospital after a short illness.

He served in World War II and Marine Corps.

He was active in Boy Scouts, served on the Kerens School Board, Chamber of Commerce, and was a member of the Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday school teacher.

Rev. Glen Jones will officiate and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Francene Berry of Kerens; a daughter, Miss Lydia Berry of Dallas; two sons, Dan Berry of Dallas and Bill Berry of Germany; his mother, Mrs. George Arnett of Kerens; and a brother, Ted D. Berry of Houston.

Pallbearers will include O.R. Spurlock, Billy Shelton, B.W. Crawford, Homer Wassom, Dick Blissitt, Jim Bob Ivey, and Lynn Holloway.

Honorary pallbearers will be Freddy Banks, Homer Bobbitt and members of the Kerens Fire Department.

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Pleasant Jackson Harper
Mar 5, 1894 - Jun 18, 1962

P.J. Harper Of Ennis Expires

Funeral services for P.J. Harper, 68, Southern Pacific brakeman, who died in an Ennis hospital Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Keever Chael with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the American Legion and the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen.

Surviving are his wife of Ennis; two sons, Robert Dobbs, Dallas, and Billy Joe Dobbs, Corpus Christi; two grandchildren, three brothers, J.W. Harper, Richardson; Charlie Harper, Dallas, and Paul Harper, Milwaukee; and two sisters, Mrs. J.M. Acord, Dallas, and Mrs. Sam Dillard, Atoka, Okla.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Jun 22, 1962
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o James Riley Harper & Martha Matilda (Bateman) Harper

Prosper Hope Brister
Feb 28, 1878 - Jan 2, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD IN KERENS FOR P.H. BRISTER

KERENS, Jan. 6 - (Spl) - Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the First Baptist church in Kerens for P. H. Brister, well known former automobile and business man of Kerens. The services were conducted by Rev. J.W. Ousley, pastor of the First Baptist church assisted by Rev. Maggart Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in the Kerens Cemetery.

He passed away at his home in Kerens on Tuesday, Jan. 2nd at 1:20 after a long illness. He was born on Feb. 28th, 1878, at Caldwell, Burleson county, Texas, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Brister. He moved with his parents to Navarro county in 1893 and was married at Kerens in 1899 to Maggie C. Jones.

At the age of 16, he united with the Baptist church at Bazette and after moving to Kerens united with the First Baptist church and was later made a Deacon of this church, serving as such for about 20 years. He served on the finance committee of the church during the time of the construction of the present church structure and was active in other civic affairs, serving for two terms as alderman on the city council.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Howell Brister of Kerens and Noel Brister of Ft. Worth; one sister, Mrs. W.M. Gray of Kerens, and two grandchildren.

P.N. Stockton, local funeral director, was in charge of the arrangements.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 9, 1945
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Clara Anis (Rachael) Luker
Mar 4, 1888 - Jul 18, 1975

Mrs. Luker

KERENS—Services were at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Clara Luker, 87, resident of Kerens, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital, Rev. Glenn Jones officiated, and burial was at Kerens City Cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Larie Gooden of Houston; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Streetman of Houston; nine step-grandchildren, nine great-great-step-grandchildren ; and a brother, Ed Rachae of Alabama.

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Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens for Mrs. Clara Luker, 87, resident of Kerens, who died Friday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Glenn Jones officiated and burial was at Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Larie Gooden of Houston; a step-daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Streetman of Houston; nine step-grandchildren, nine great-great-step-grandchildren; and a brother, Ed Rachae [sic] of Alabama.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Jul 24, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Minta Josephine (Simmons) Lowe
Sep 20, 1880 - Jul 21, 1975

Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Minta J. Lowe, 94, of Corsicana. Mrs. Lowe died Monday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Harold Lansford and the Rev. Elvis H. Egge officiated and burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Lowe was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana for 32 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sons, W. M. Lowe of Corsicana, R.R. Lowe of Kerens, and T. C. Lowe of Powell; one daughter, Mrs. Mack Bell of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren; one brother, J. H. Simmons of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Curtis Smith of Happy and Mrs. Travis Peters of Malakoff and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons served as pallbearers.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Jul 24, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o John Robert Lowe; d/o George W. Simmons & Charity Ann (Horn) Simmons

Gertrude E. "Gertie" (Tucker) Webster
Feb 28, 1888 - Feb 5, 1952

Mrs. G.D. Webster, 63, long-time resident of Kerens, died at the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana Tuesday morning after a lengthy illness.
Funeral rites were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist Church of Kerens, with the pastor, Rev. W.F. Smith, conducting. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Webster was born in Hopkinsville, Ky., in 1889 and came to Texas as a young girl with her mother, Mrs. Julia Tucker. She had lived in Kerens since that time, marrying Garfield Webster of that city in 1902.
She is survived by her husband of Kerens; a son, John David Webster of Snyder, Texas; four daughters, Mrs. Stoner Baker and Mrs. Edna Davis, both of Kerens, Mrs. Margaret Love of Tampa, Florida and Mrs. E. M. Armstrong of Marshall; 15 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Feb 8, 1952
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Harry Sheffield Hervey
Sep 29, 1903 - Aug 8, 1943

RITES HELD TUESDAY IN KERENS CHURCH FOR HARRY HERVEY

KERENS, Aug. 11, - (Spl.) - Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock at the Presbyterian church here for Harry Hervey, 39, of Dallas, who died Sunday morning at 10 a.m. at St. Paul's Sanitarium, with Rev. Finis Hodges, pastor, assisted by Rev. Roy Johnson and Rev. J.W. Ousley, conducting the service. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery, and pallbearers were Johnnie Clayton, C.I. Coates, Wayne F. Smith, Trinidad; William Bain, Jack Anderson and Albert Berry.

Mr. Harvey was a native of Kerens. He graduated from high school here and up until eight years ago made his home here. In 1928 he was married to Miss Lorainne [sic] Bain. In 1935 he and his wife moved to Dallas and from that time until a year ago when he became ill, was connected with the Safeway stores there.

Surviving are his wife, Lorraine Hervey; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Daniel, Corsicana; Mrs. Ralph Ager, San Benito, and two brothers, Charles Hervey and Albert Mitchell (Bill) Hervey of San Benito.

Out of town people attending the funeral were: Mrs. Arthur McColm, Mrs. Wilson Fielder, and Miss May Hervey, Dallas; Ray Binns, Waco; Mrs. Ralph Kilgore, Rosebud; Mr. and Mrs. John Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Mitchell, Mrs. Street Mitchell, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Marks, Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Lewis, Mrs. Johnnie McFadden, Mrs. Byrd J. Willard, Horace Hervey, Miss Lordinia Hervey, Mrs. Matthew Arnold, Miss Ruby Miller, and Miss Nora Rogstad, all of Corsicana.

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Lorraine (Bain) Hervey
Jun 26, 1908 - Nov 11, 1956

Former Kerens Resident Dies At Long Beach

KERENS, Nov. 13 — (Spl) — Mrs. Lorraine Hervey, 48 of Dallas, former resident of Kerens, died Sunday afternoon while on a visit to Long Beach, Calif.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, Kerens. Rev. Frank Gillham will conduct. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Hervey was born in Karnes county, but came to Kerens at an early age. She was a graduate of Kerens high school. She married the late Harry S. Hervey in 1927, and he preceded her in death in 1943.
Survivors include her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Bain Sr., both of Kerens; two brothers, W. L. Bain Jr., Kerens, and Jack Bain, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Rowe Mousner, Hutchins, Texas; a number of nieces and nephews including Jack Daniel, whom she reared, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Anderson, Joe Arnett, Van Speed, George Arnett, Pate Thompson, Whit Scarbrouh, John R. Logan and Weymon Price.
Inmon funeral home will direct.

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Robert "Bob" Emmitt Ford
Feb 19, 1894 - Dec 19, 1976

Services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Kerens for Bob Ford, 82, resident of Kerens who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Dr. J.W. Osley officiated with burial following at the Kerens City Cemetery.

Ford, a resident of Kerens since 1911, was a retired farmer and drug store owner and he was a deacon of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bob Ford, Kerens; two sons, Robert Brown Ford, Grand Prairie, Charles Lucian Ford, Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Annie B. Witt, Grand Prairie; three grandchildren; five great grandchildren; one sister Mrs. J.B. Smith of Tyler; and a number of nieces and nephews..

Pallbearers were L.L. Conner, Tom B. Washburn, Loyd Quinn, Marvin Henderson, W.L. Bain, Homer Carrol, Ben R. Cherry and Calvin Franklin.

Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the First Baptist Church of Kerens.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Dec 23, 1976
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Masile (Mitchell) Kerley
Apr 13, 1911 - Jul 22, 1975

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the chapel of Paschal Funeral Home for Mrs. Weldon Curlee, 64, who passed away Tuesday morning at Navarro County Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Mrs. Curlee was a lifelong resident of Kerens and was a member of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Albert Brown officiated at the service and burial was in Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, J.W. Curlee; one son, Joe Wesley Curlee of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Ann Lowe of Ennis; one sister, Mrs. Clondice Parker of Kerens; four grandchildren, Renee and Andrea Lowe and Jim and Jeff Curlee; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Dick Allen, Dwayne Crawford, Freddie Banks, A.L. Saunders, Tom Washburn, Jim Green, Cliff Currington, and Curtis Moore.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Jul 24, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Joseph Weldon Kerley; d/o J.W. Mitchell & India (Bell) Mitchell

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Mrs. Kerley

KERENS—Services are set for Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Masile Kerley, 64, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Albert Brown, Church of Christ Minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

A native of Kerens, she was a member of the Church of Christ.

She is survived by her husband, J. W. Kerley of Kerens; one son, Joe Wesley Kerley of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Anne Lowe of Ennis; one sister, Mrs. Klondice Parker of Kerens; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Dick Allen, Dwain Crawford, Freddie Banks, A. L. Saunders, Tom Washburn, Jim Green, Cliff Curington, and Curtis Moore.

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Ellen (Owen) Page
Jan 19, 1854 - Aug 17, 1943

MRS. ELLEN O. PAGE DIED HERE TUESDAY; RITES IN KERENS

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen O. Page, age 86 years, who died Tuesday at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held at Kerens Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Rev. A. A. Peacock conducted the rites and interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Page was born and reared in the Rural Shade community, having lived there until she moved to Corsicana 10 years ago.

Surviving are a son, O.S. Page, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Maud Smith, Kerens; two brothers, Cleta? Owen, and Homer Owen, Kerens, three sisters, Mrs. Lula Sears, Mrs. James Walker and Mrs. Luther Wharton, all of Kerens; six grandsons, two granddaughters, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Sam Jackson Bell
May 28, 1876 - Nov 27, 1934

SAM J. BELL FOUND DEAD IN TRUCK FROM ATTACK OF HEART

Sam J. Bell, aged 58 years, truck operator, was found dead in his truck on Commerce street about 7:30 o'clock Tuesday night. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in the Kerens cemetery.
Death apparently was from a heart attack. Bell was found in his parked truck.

Prior to moving to Corsicana about 15 years ago, he resided in the Kerens community.

Surviving are four sons, Mack Bell, Corsicana; Lynn Bell, Corsicana; E.D. Bell, Lubbock; and T.J. Bell, Lake Charles, La.; two daughters, Mrs. E.L. Farmer and Mrs. O.W. Farmer, both of Corsicana; four brothers, J.N. Bell, Tilden; L.J. Bell, Kerens; W.H. Bell, Jacksonville, and D.J. Bell, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J.W. Mitchell and Mrs. Monty Darby, both of Kerens and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Grady Lancaster, Richard Cunningham, S. Patrick and John Butler.
J.L. Hines, former minister of the Church of Christ, now of Dallas, conducted the rites.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 28, 1934
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Ida Rachel (Jackson) Bell; s/o Thomas J. C. Bell and Elizabeth W. “Bettie” (Darby) Bell buried in Long Prairie

John Finley McSween
Jun 10, 1891 - Jul 7, 1952

Kerens Resident Expires Monday

J.F. McSween, 61, retired Kerens farmer, died at the P.and S. Hospital Monday morning following an extended illness.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, John Robert McSween, Denton; two sisters, Mrs. B.C. Treadaway and Mrs. H.W. Gilliam both of Corsicana; two brothers, R.C. McSween, Denton and Claude Gilliam, Gladewater, and other relatives.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Randolph Bell Farmer
Jan 6, 1928 - Mar 22, 1955

R.B. Farmer Dies Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Randolph Bell Farmer, 27, leukemia victim, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Roane Baptist church. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.
Farmer, native of Navarro county, was stricken several weeks ago in Wyoming where he was employed as a computer by the Nance Exploration Company. He was transferred to Memorial several days ago from the Scott and White Hospital in Temple.
Farmer was a graduate of Emhouse High School, attended Navarro Junior College and graduated from the University of Texas.
A veteran of World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy 3 1/2 years.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Vickey and Lynda Farmer; parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Farmer, Morgan City, La.; a sister, Mrs. Carmack Watkins, Corsicana; three brothers, Johnnie, Jimmy and Charlie Farmer, all of Morgan City; grandmother, Mrs. W.B. Farmer, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Randolph Bell Farmer
Jan 6, 1928 - Mar 22, 1955

Friday Service For R. B. Farmer

Funeral services for Randolph Bell Farmer, 27, of Wyoming, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Perdue, pastor of the Roane Baptist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Farmer was reared in Navarro county. A graduate of Emhouse High, he attended Navarro Junior College and graduated at the University of Texas. He served 3 1-2 years in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

At the time he was stricken with leukemia several weeks ago, he was a computer with the Nance Exploration Company in Wyoming. He was transferred to Memorial Hospital last week from the Scott and White hospital in Temple.

Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Vickey and Lynda Farmer; parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Farmer, Morgan City, La.; sister, Mrs. Carmack Watkins, Corsicana; three brothers, Johnny, Jimmy and Charles Farmer, all of Morgan City; grandmother, Mrs. W. B. Farmer, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Loyd Watkins, Tommy Watkins, James E. Hodge, Bruce Brown, James Bullington and Billy Jack Mott.

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Hattie Albernettie (Smith) Cooper-Stockton
Oct 26, 1888 - Jun 5, 1975

Services were held at 4 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home for Mrs. Hattie A. Stockton, 86, resident of Kerens, who died in Navarro County Memorial Hospital June 6.

The Rev. Van Houser officiated and burial was in Kerens City Cemetery.
Mrs. Stockton was a native of Coffeyville, Upshur County, and moved to Kerens at an early age. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include two foster sons, Ira Ney Frost of Garland and Jimmie Phillips of Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. Virgie Washburn, Mrs. Clyde Phillips, Mrs. Opal Cooper, all of Kerens, and Mrs. Dee Horn of Corsicana; a number of neices [sic] and nephews.
Pallbearers included Theron Horn, Clem Crowley, Victor N. Crowley, P.L. Crowley, John Nelson, and Ottis Ray Spurlock.

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  • Kerens Tribune - Jun 19, 1975
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o J. N. Smith & Elizabeth (Dearmore) Smith (from death certificate)

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