Irvin Gallemore Killed in Gin
Irvin Gallemore, aged 20, was instantly killed Wednesday night when
he got caught in one of the gin stands at G. G. Rutherford's gin.
The young man was working at the gin and was endeavoring to unchoke
the stand when he was caught by the saws. He was lying on his back,
reaching back of the saws,
when he was thrown into them.
Three young men, Jack Simpson, Stephen Bell and Will Nabors were
standing near him when the accident occurred and saw his body go into
the stand, but it happened so quickly that they were unable to help.
Death came instantly, and it is said that the stands had to be taken
apart to remove his body, which was horribly mangled.
The body was taken to Ennis in Keever's ambulance and prepared for
burial and was brought back Thurdsay morning. Funeral arrangements
had not been made, but it Is supposed that the body will be buried
at Chatfield where the young man's father was buried.
The deceased is a son of Mrs. J. A. Gallemore , who resides west of
town on Fortson Bros. ranch. He was reared in the Rice country, and
was an industrious young man of a most likeable disposition. Besides
his mother he is survived by several brothers and sisters and
numerous relatives in the Rice country.
Dec 17, 1932 - Jan 25, 1933
Infant Died Early Wednesday Morning
Minnie Sue Rice, five-week-old daughter of Mrs. Vertie Lee Rice, who
resides several miles west of Corsicana, died early Wednesday
morning and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock,
with burial in Oakwood
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, Jan 25, 1933
- Submitted by Karen
- Her death certificate shows Bennie Sue Rice. d/o Bennie
Rice and Vestie Lee Kelly - There is a Bennie Lee Rice in the
Oakwood book but not Bennie Sue or Minnie Sue Rice.
Dec 22, 1924 - Dec 22, 1924
Infant Dies and Will Be Buried in Oakwood
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. White, died this morning and
the funeral service will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with
interment in Oakwood
cemetery. The child was only a few hours old.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, Dec 22, 1924
- Submitted by Karen
- s/o T.J. White and Ruth (Lockhart) White
- The headstone shows dates as Dec 23, but the death
certificate shows death Dec 22 at 9 a.m. and burial on the 23rd.
Dec 21, 1896 - Feb 20, 1956
Mrs. Lois (Duke) Hardy Rites Wednesday
Funeral rites for Mrs. Lois Hardy, 58, of 3008 Williams Drive, who
died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at
2:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Westside
Baptist church, and Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Side
Corsicana Methodist church.
Surviving are two sons, Jesse Hardy. Jr., Corsicana, and Jodie Lee
Hardy, Odessa; a daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Masters Odessa; six
grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Chapman, Corsicana, and Mrs.
Wesley Putman, Hubbard; a brother, C. E. Duke, Corsicana, and
several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Robert Chapman, Frank Chapman, Jr., Alvin E.
Chapman, Henry E. Jackson, Herbert Wilcox, Cooksey Putman and C.E.
Belle (High) Duke
Mar 13, 1865 - Nov 10, 1947
RITES TUESDAY FOR MRS. W. G. DUKE WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
Mrs. W.G. Duke, aged 82 years died Monday night at 7 o'clock at 621
North Fourteenth street. She was a native of Mississippi.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the
Corley Chapel with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central
Surviving are a son, C. E. Duke, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W.
W Putman, Hubbard; Mrs. T.H. Hamilton and Mrs. Frank V. Chapman,
both of Corsicana, 19 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were C. E. Duke, Jr., H. E. Jackson, F. V. Chapman, Jr.,
Howard Chapman, Jesse Hardy, Jr., and Kirksey Putman, all grandsons.
Feb 1, 1935 - Feb 26, 1935
WHITFIELD - Corsicana, Texas. Feb. 27. - Funeral services for Joseph
Glen Whitfield, 25-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E.F. Whitfield of the
Petty's Chapel, who died Tuesday night, were held Wednesday
afternoon at the Pursley Cemetery, where burial was made, the Rev.
G.H. Vaughn, Baptist minister, officiating.
- Feb 28, 1935
- Submitted by Karen
- Both of these obits state burial in Pursley, but he is
not listed there. He is listed in the
Oakwood Cemetery book
along with his parents.
- s/o Ed F. Whitfield and Neva (Griswold) Whitfield
Infant Buried In Pursley Cemetery
Funeral services for Joseph Glen Whitfield, 25-day-old son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. F. Whitfield of the Petty's Chapel, who died Tuesday
night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Pursley
cemetery where burial was made.
The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.
Surviving are the parents and a brother.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.
Wednesday, Feb 27, 1935
Infant Buried in Pursley
Funeral services for Joseph
Glen Whitfield, 25-day-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Whitfield of the Petty’s
Chapel, who died Tuesday
night, were held Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o’clock at
the Pursley cemetery where
burial was made. The rites
were conducted by Rev. G. H.
Vaughn, Baptist minister.
The funeral was directed by
the Corley Funeral Home.
Hattie Myrtle (Claiborne)
Jan 29, 1896 - Nov 23, 1944
MRS. HATTIE ALLEN DIED THURSDAY AND RITES ARE PENDING Mrs.
Hattie Myrtle Allen, 40. died at the P. and S. Hospital early
Thursday morning. Funeral arrangements are pending word from
relatives. Burial will be in the
Emhouse. Surviving are her husband. C. T. Allen, Emhouse; six sons,
Weldon Allen, Dallas; W. T. Allen, Corsicana; Marvin Allen, U. S.
Air Corps; John Allen. U. S. Army; Duel Allen, U. S. Army; Wayne
Allen, U. S. Marines; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Burton, Kilgore;
Miss Betty Jean Allen, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hooser,
Dallas: Mrs. T. E. Jerdon, Dallas; a brother, E. C. Claiburn,
Colorado: her mother, Mrs. R. E. Dorsey, Dallas; four grandchildren,
and other relatives. Corley's Funeral Home will direct the
Claude Bertram "Bert" Farmer
Feb 18, 1882 - Mar 7, 1963
Hold Services For Bert Farmer Funeral services for Bert
Farmer, 81, retired farmer, who died at his home at Emhouse Thursday
night, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey and Rev. Bob Ingram.
Burial was in the Pattison
cemetery at Emhouse. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; two
daughters, Mrs. Joel Allen, Emhouse, and Mrs. George Robinson.
Corsicana; a son, W. H. Farmer, Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, eight
great-grandchildren, five brothers, Winston Farmer, Dinuba, Calif.;
Roy, Bernon and Norman Farmer, all of Thurmal, Calif.; and AIma
Farmer, Santa Ana, Calif.; a sister. Mrs. Thelma Bagwell, Oklahoma,
and other relatives. Pallbearers were Earl Brown, Claude Maggard,
Billy Burton, Swint Hulling, Stokes Armstrong, Frank Seely, Luther
Bell and Ralph Chaney.
Haden “Buster” Allen
Mar 10, 1901 - Oct 22, 1963
Buster Allen Dies Tuesday Of Heart Attack Joel (Buster) Allen,
62, lifelong Emhouse resident, farmer was dead on arrival at
Memorial Hospital late Tuesday afternoon of a heart attack. Funeral
services will be held from Corley Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with
burial in the Pattison
cemetery at Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert
V. Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, assisted by Rev.
George Purvis, pastor of the Barry-Emhouse Methodist churches.
Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son, Kenneth Allen, Dallas; a
daughter, Mrs. Eva Ellis, Garland; three grandchildren, a sister,
Mrs. Ott Richards, Corsicana; a brother, Raymond Allen, Mexia, and
other relatives. Nephews will be pallbearers.
Jul 10, 1928 - Jan 3, 1960
Services Held For Sgt. Smith Final rites for Technical
Sergeant Steve E. Smith. 31, U. S. Air Force. Emhouse native, who
was fatally injured in a traffic mishap near Kansas City. Mo.
Sunday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3:30 p.m.
Captain Ray Riddle. U.S.A.F. chaplain, and Rev. C. Ray Watson,
conducted the services. Burial will be in the
Pattison cemetery at
Emhouse. Surviving are his wife of Belton, Mo.; parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Hubert Smith, Emhouse; two brothers, Dan Smith, Knoxville,
Tenn., and Norman Smith. Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lois Mack
Houston, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be members of the U.
S. Air Force.
Sep 3, 1919 - Jul 19 1960
Hold Services for Mrs. Tinkle Funeral services for Mrs. Doyle
Tinkle, 40, were held Saturday at 10 a. m. from the Corley Chapel
with Dr. Floyd Johnson, First Methodist church pastor, Conducting
the rites. Interment was in
Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. A native of Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs.
Tinkle died Tuesday in Los Angeles, Calif. Survivors include her
husband, Doyle Tinkle, North Los Vegas, Nev.; four brothers, Gilbert
Thomson, San Jose, Calif.; Francis Thomson and Harold Thomson, both
of Long Beach, Calif., and Adrian Thomson Maxwell. Calif.; two
sisters, Mrs. I. M. Borger and Mrs. C. Mortin, both of Long Beach.
Thomas "Tom" Allen
Oct 05, 1887 - Dec 18, 1948
CHARLES T. ALLEN DIES SATURDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY Funeral
services for Charles Thomas Allen, 61, State Home employee, who died
at the P. and S. Hospital early Saturday, were held Monday afternoon
at 2 o'clock from the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the
Pattison cemetery at
Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the
church, and Rev. Buel R. Crouch, Dallas. He was a native of Emhouse.
Surviving are six sons, Weldon and Johnny Allen, both of Dallas; W.
T. Allen, Corsicana; Marvin Allen, Randolph Field; Duel Allen, Camp
Carson; and Wayne Allen, U. S. Marines; two daughters, Mrs. Mary E.
Burton, Marshall, and Mrs. Paul Goodwin, Dallas; nine grandchildren,
a brother, J. M. Allen, Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. G. D. Derrough,
Bay Side; Mrs. C. T. Jones, Waxahachie; Mrs. E. R. Collins,
Plainview; and Mrs. A. L. Hill, Tulsa, Okla., and other relatives.
Pallbearers were J. P. Shipley, J. C. Colburn. Billy Lambright,
Morris Carpenter, W. A. Cannon and Oliver Milner. Honorary
pallbearers were H. J. Thomas, J. C. Freeman, D. A. Wright, S. G.
Staggs, J. G. Neal and M. L. Kelly. Corley Funeral Home directed.
Apr 06, 1879 - Sep 23, 1948
Wm. S. McGhee Rites Saturday Funeral services for William
Samuel McGhee, aged 69 years, who died Thursday morning, were held
Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel.
Burial was in the Pattison
cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F.
Adams, Methodist minister. Surviving are four sons, Jesse McGhee,
Corsicana; Lester L. McGhee, Plainview; Kline McGee, Roxton, and R.
T. McGhee, San Antonio; three daughters, Mrs. Jewell DeRusha,
Plainview; Mrs. Frederick Donald and Miss May McGhee, both of
Pasadena, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and
other relatives. Pallbearers were J. B. McDaniels, O. C. Cole, C. M.
Stover, Ed Moreau, Rufus Nutt and Charley Griggs.
Feb 18, 1934 - Mar 2, 1956
Sunday Rites For Emhouse Resident Robert Owen Huling, 22, of
Emhouse, died in Memorial hospital Friday morning. Funeral services
will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p. m. with burial
in the Pattison cemetery
at Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van P. Morrison.
Methodist, minister of Fort Worth. Surviving are the parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Swint Huling, Emhouse, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Dr. C. L. Gary, Jr.; Doyle Collins, John Gillen,
Claude Maggard, Robert Chaney and George Richards.
Nov 26, 1886 - May 28, 1956
Emhouse Farmer Dies In Dallas Bez Ray, 69, Emhouse farmer for
40 years, died in the Medical Arts Clinic in Dallas Monday night.
Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in
Emhouse Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the
Pattison cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Jenkins and Rev. Cecil
Thompson, pastor of the church. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse;
eight sons, Sam Allen, Beaumont; Elmer Allen, Orange; Thomas Ray,
Houston; Frank Ray, Brownwood; Garvis Ray, Hobbs, N.M.; Alva Ray,
Norfolk, Va.; Clarence Ray, Emhouse, and Floyd Ray, Redondo Beach,
Calif.; six daughters, Mrs. Eula Tallant, Corsi- cana; Mrs. Willie
Mae Owen, Waxahachie, Mrs. Verlie Turner, Carrollton; Mrs. Jodie
Miley, Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Louise Adams, Humble; Mrs. Christine
Luther, Marcos, Turkey; 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren,
two brothers, Andy Ray, Garrett, and Claud Ray, Dallas; a sister,
Mrs. Regina Melton, Frost, and other relatives. Pallbearers will be
Book Turner, Al Tinkle, Hubert Brown, Oliver Allen, William Mahoney
and Dick Dixon. Corley will direct.
Mar 16, 1889 - Nov 10, 1956
Howard D. Drain Services Monday Howard D. Drain, 66, Emhouse
farmer, died at his home Saturday night following a short illness.
Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3:30
p.m. with burial in the
Pattison cemetery near Emhouse. The rites will he conducted by
Rev. H. C. Lynch, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist Church, and Rev.
William Ramsey, pastor of the Methodist Church at Emhouse. A native
of Normandy, Tenn., but had resided in the Emhouse vicinity since
1894. Surviving are his wife of Emhouse; a son, Howard N. Drain,
Dallas, three daughters, Mrs. T. E. Godley, Mrs. E. W. Dosser and
Mrs. V. E. Hill, all of Dallas; eight grandchildren; two brothers,
R. M. Drain and J. T. Drain, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. M.
Gray, Emhouse, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be nephews.
Aug 1, 1874 - May 17, 1956
Former Resident Of Emhouse Dies T. N. Collins, 88, former
resident of the Emhouse community, died at his home in Bellmead,
Waco, Thursday afternoon after an extended illness. Funeral services
were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in
the Pattison cemetery
at Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ernest Duncan of Grand
Prairie. Surviving are his wife of Waco; a son, C. B. Collins, San
Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Willie Nicholson, Grand Prairie; a
grandson, Carl Collins, San Antonio; a granddaughter, Mrs. Floy Anna
Sullivan, Brownsville; three brothers, Arthur Collins, Pontotoc,
Miss.; Lawrence Collins, Ecru, Miss., and Felix Collins, Crosbyton,
Texas; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Lee Davis, Denver, Colo., and other
relatives, including a niece, Mrs. Monroe Hurley of Corsicana.
Leslie Mary (Pattison) Cotten
Nov 25, 1889 - Nov 16, 1944
MRS. B. H. COTTEN DIED ON THURSDAY; BURIAL ON FRIDAY
Mrs. B. H. Cotten, aged 54 years, died at the family home,
Corsicana, Route 5, Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held
from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p. m., with interment in the
Pattison cemetery at
Emhouse. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff. pastor of
the North Side Baptist Church. Surviving are her husband, Corsicana;
a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Dillard, Corsicana; two sons, Pvt. Dorsey
A. Cotten and Pvt. Charles W. Cotten. both in the U. S. Army; four
grandsons, a brother, Ben Pattison, Emhouse; four sisters, Mrs.
Annie Tinkle, Emhouse; Mrs. D. B. Bennett. Rhome; Mrs. F. F. Blair,
Chatfield, and Mrs. Andy Ray, Palmer, and a number of nieces and
nephews. Pallbearers will be Sam Szenasy, Ben Smith, Sr., W. E.
Langston, Tom Lindsey, Johnnie Pattison And Ernest Kenyon.
Sep 11, 1931 - Feb 25, 1944
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR RAY THELMA M'GHEE Funeral
services for Ray Thelma McGhee, age. 13 years, who died at San
Antonio, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist
church at Emhouse with Rev. A. T. Coldins conducting the rites.
Burial was in the Pattison
cemetery. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Klein L.
McGhee, San Antonio; a brother, Klein L. Mc- Ghee, a sister, Peggy
Joyce McGhee, both of San Antonio, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Hill, Corsicana; F. S. Mc- Ghee, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Thomas Mc- Ghee, Jesse McGhee, Jack Hill, Wesley
Hill, Johnny McCrory and Elmer Lile. Corley's Funeral Home directed
Sallie Ann (Threet)
Mar 9, 1869 - Jul. 11, 1944
Rites Thursday For Mrs. S. A. Smotherman Who Died Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Ann Smotherman, age 75 years, who
died at her home here Tuesday morning will be held from the Corley
Chapel at 4 o'clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. A. L. Meador will
conduct the rites and interment will be in
Surviving are a son, a daughter, a brother, seven grandchildren and
Josephine (Reid) Ray
Jul 13, 1881 - Jun 29, 1956
Mrs. W. W. Ray Expires Friday Mrs. W. W. Ray, 74, died Friday
afternoon. A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Ray, resided in the Emhouse
community 88 years. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Lott Reid of Emhouse. Funeral service will be held Sun- day at 3
p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Emhouse, of which she was a
member, with burial in the
Pattison cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack
Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. Cecil
Thompson, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist Church. Surviving are seven
daughters, Mrs. O. S. Rich, Corsicana; Mrs. E. J. Brown and Mrs.
Bill Stewart, both of Emhouse; Mrs. W. C. Fogleman, Orange; Mrs. J.
W. Walthall, Dallas; Mrs. J. W. Owens, Royse City, and Mrs. W. V.
Jackson, Corsicana, a son, W. C. Ray, Emhouse; two. sisters. Mrs.
Ella Nelson and Mrs. Catherine Brooks, both of Fort Worth; 33
grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other
relatives. Pallbearers will be Dick Dixon, William Mahoney, Lee
Mahoney, Jack Megarity, C. B. Turner and Jim Bob Collins. Corley
On June, 29, 1956, the death
angels visited and took our dear
mother, Mrs. W. W. Ray. How,
we miss her and calling us by
our name. When carried, to the
hospital, after a stroke, she
looked up and smiled at me "as
to say, children don't worry, I
am read and prepared to go.
She took, her pain and suffering
so calm and contented. She was
loved by every one that knew her.
She had a smile for everyone
she met. She loved her
neighbors and friends and was
always glad to see them come in.
Before they would leave, she
would ask them to have prayer.
She was always talking to her
children the way to live.
So dear brother, and sisters just
all live to meet her on the
Where there will be no parting
Dark are the windows, no flickering
Light up the old home that we
used to know.
But in the darkness a sweet face
Smiles down from heaven, for
Mother is there.
Oft when the shadow of eveningtide
I seem to hear her voice tenderly
In words familiar, "Let's come
now to pray."
I kneel in reverence and mother
O how I miss her sweet voice and
Yet I shall see her again after
With our dear Savior, I know.
she will wait
With a glad welcome just inside
She was a little old fashioned,
She stayed closely at home,
So calm and contented
All the others may roam.
And since it is God's holy will
We must be parted for awhile
In sweet submission all in one
We'll say, "Our Father's will,
Soon we'll meet again dear moth-
And you'll take us by our hand.
Soon you'll press us to your bosom
Over in the promised, land.
Then we'll be at home forever
Thru out all eternity.
What a blessed, blessed morning
That eternal morn will be.
Written by her daughter, Mrs.
Weldon (Donnie) Owen.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Friday, August 17, 1956
Apr 10, 1904 - Nov 24, 1956
Tom B. Lindsey Services Tuesday Funeral rites for Tom B.
Lindsey, 52, oil field -worker, who died in Snyder Saturday, were
held Tuesday at 3 p. m, from the Corley Chapel. The services were
conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.
Burial was in the Pattison
cemetery near Emhouse. Lindsey resided at Snyder but formerly
lived in Navarro county Surviving are his wife of Snyder; a son,
Tommy Earl Lindsey, Snyder; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Patterson, Mrs.
Ira. Barlow and Miss Mary E. Lindsey, all of Corsicana; a brother,
Elbert Lindsey, Ennis, and a number of nieces, nephews and other
relatives. Pallbearers were Willie Lee Boulware, Leon Stough. Johnny
Barlow, Jimmy Barlow, Wade Barlow and Charles Barlow.
Mar 16, 1924 - Jan 12, 1956
Saturday Rites For Mrs. Brown Mrs. Clarence Brown, 31, died in
a San Angelo hospital Thursday morning. Funeral services will be
held from the Memorial Baptist church Saturday at 2 p. m. The rites
will be conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel
Missionary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of
Memorial Baptist church. Burial will be in the
Pattison cemetery. She
was a member of the First Baptist church at Barry. Surviving are her
husband of Corsicana; two daughters. Jackie Gafford and Jo Carolyn
Gafford, both of Corsicana; four step-daughters, Gladys Faye Brown,
Corsicana; Mrs. Shirley Frances Frosh, Athens; Mrs. Elva Lee
Johnson, Waxahachie; and Bobble Lynn Brown, Athens; parents, Mr. and
Mrs. F. W. Richards, Corsicana; five brothers, W. J. Richards,
Blooming Grove; Elbert, Barney, Clyde and Dorsey Richards all of
Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Luther, Barry, and Mrs. Dorothy
Fuller, Dallas. Pallbearers will be Wendell Richards, Durwood
Richards, Samuel Luther, Howard Cooper, Hershel Hunter and Leo
Henry "Dee" Chaney
Sep 11, 1875 - Dec 28, 1956
Dee Chaney Dies Friday Morning Dee Chancy, 81, of Mildred,
first president of the Senior Citizens club and a former state
director in that organization, died in Memorial Hospital Friday
morning following an extended illness. He formerly resided at
Emhouse. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the
Emhouse Baptist Church. The rites .will be conducted by Rev. Bob
Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church with burial in the
Surviving arc three sons, N. H. Chaney, Fairbanks, Alaska; Ralph
Chaney, Emhouse, and Royce Chaney, Atlanta, Ga.; four daughters,
Mrs. Johnnie Kate Quinn, West Columbia; Mrs. Jewell Grier, Waco:
Mrs. Edyth Tyner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Faye Cartlidgc, Houston; two
brothers, Tom and Robert Chaney, both of McCrory, Ark.; two sisters,
Mrs, W. A, Burkett and Mrs. Minnie Woodruff, both of Houston; 13
grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Charles William Collins
Feb 19, 1884 - Jun 16, 1956
Charles Collins Drowns Saturday; Services Monday Charles W.
Collins, 72, native Texan and resident of Blooming Grove, was
drowned in a pond on his farm Saturday. The body was discovered late
in the afternoon, apparently several hours after he had drowned, A
pick-up truck was parked near. The farm is located on Highway 22
between Blooming Grove and Barry. Funeral services were held Monday
at 3 p. m. from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove, Burial
was in the Pattison
cemetery near Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy
Davis, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor
of the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove. Collins resided in
the Emhouse community for many years before moving to the Blooming
Grove vicinity several years ago. Justice of the Peace, W. B. Ellis
of Blooming Grove investigated the incident but did not immediately
return a coroners verdict. Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove,
who is employed in Corsicana; a son, Billy Don Collins Pasadena; two
grandchildren, Jorene, and Billy Don Collins, Jr. both of Pasadena;
two sisters, Mrs. John Russell, Barry, and Mrs. Frank Richards,
Corsicana; two brothers, Jim Bob Collins and Ed Collins, both of
Emhouse, and Other relatives. Pallbearers were Melvin Collins, Bud
Holditch, Bruce. McCormick, Carl Darnell, Stokes Armstrong and Clyde
Richards. McCammon Funeral Home directed.
Jan 15, 1878 - Nov 25, 1960
J. M. Allen, 81, Dies At Kerens KERENS, Nov. 26—(Spl.)— J. M.
Allen, 81, retired farmer, died at his home here Friday following an
extended illness. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from
the First Baptist church with burial in the
Pattison cemetery near
Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor. A
native of Henderson county, Allen resided most of his life at
Emhouse, moving to Kerens 21 years ago. Surviving are his wife of
Kerens; two sons, Tommie Allen, Denver, Colo., and Luther Ware,
Lakewood, Colo; a daughter Mrs. Wallace B. Roberts, Corsicana; four
sisters, Mrs. Willie Jones, Waxahachie; Mrs. Detta Hill, Rice; Mrs.
Kate Collins, Plainview, and Mrs. Sallie DerRough, Bayside; five
grandchildren, including Mrs. Lynn Hollaway, Kerens; three
great-grand-children, and a number of nieces, nephews and other
relatives. Nephews were pallbearers. Inmon directed.
Lina N. “Linie”
Feb 13, 1885 - Feb 24, 1960
Mrs. McCrory Rites Friday Funeral services for Mrs. O. L.
McCrory, 75, of Purdon, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday
noon, will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the McCammon Chapel.
Burial will be in the
Pattison cemetery at Emhouse. A native of Georgia, the family
resided in Emhouse and Corsicana for many years prior to moving to
Purdon three years ago. Surviving are her husband of Purdon; 12
children, Mrs. Sadie Terry, Orangefield; J. O. Mc- Crory, Mrs.
Robert Fulton, and H. D. McCrory, all of Purdon; E. L. McCrory,
Emhouse; O. O. and O. H. McCrory, both of Dallas; Mrs. Claude
Stubbs, Corsicana; Mrs. Sam Keele, Ennis; W. W. McCrory, Seminole;
Mrs. Lloyd Wright, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Glenn Middleton, Grand
Prairie; a sister, Mrs. Alice Jones, Burton; 22 grandchildren, 16
great-grandchildren and other relatives. Grandsons will be
pallbearers. The services will be conducted by Rev. Gerald Griffin,
Purdon, and Rev. C. Ray Watson Emhouse, both Baptist ministers.
Mary Epsy (Williams) Wetzel
Mar 28, 1889 - Aug 16, 1960
Mrs. Wetzel Dies Tuesday Mrs. Mary E. Wetzel. 71, former
resident of Emhouse, died early Tuesday in Fort Worth. Funeral
services will he held Wednesday at. 2 p.m. from the Emhouse Baptist
church with burial in the
Pattison cemetery. The riles will be conducted by Rev. J. C.
Coffey. pastor of the North Wilmer Baptist church, of which Mrs.
Wetzel was a member. Surviving are two sons. E. L. Wetzel, Odessa,
and Carl Wetzel, Levelland; five daughters, Mrs. Earl McClintock and
Mrs. Mary Lou LeFan, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. Faye Moore and Mrs.
Hazel Logan, both of Arvarda, Colo., and Mrs. Flo Hanks, Wilmer; 16
grandchildren; three, brothers, Homer Williams, Eastland; Harmon
Williams, Monahans, and Jack Williams, Waco; four sisters Miss
Lillie Williams, Waco; Mrs. Lena Rogers, Houston; Mrs. Lois Barrows.
Beaumont and Miss Virginia Williams, Washington. D.C.; step-mother,
Mrs. Tavie Williams, Waco, and other relatives. Griffin directs.
Feb 8, 1880 - Jan 16, 1940
JOHN WM. ALLEN DIED SUDDENLY ON THURSDAY EVENING John William
Allen, aged 59 years, died suddenly Tuesday night at 7 o'clock. It
was reported he was stricken with a heart attack en route to his
home from the Beasley's store. He had been residing at Zion's Rest
for the past two years. Funeral services were held Wednesday
afternoon at 3 o'clock from the North Corsicana Methodist church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pas- tor of the
church. Interment was made in the
Pattison cemetery near
Emhouse. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Royce
Allen, Pickett; Ferman Allen, Emhouse, and Marvin and David Allen,
both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Deavers, Dallas, and
Mrs. Vera Hickson, Corsicana; three brothers, David, Joel and
Raymond Allen, all of Emhouse, and two sisters, Mrs. D. A. Vaughn,
Angus, and Mrs. D. O, Richards, Corsicana. Pallbearers were H.
Travis, Price Holloway, D. W. Hudson, Charles Wilson, Ed Wilson and
Albert Beasley. Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.
E (Pate) Barlow
Nov 8, 1915 - Nov 10, 1940
MRS. JACK BARLOW DIED IN INGLEWOOD, CALIFORNIA, SUNDAY Mrs.
Jack Barlow, aged 26 years, formerly of Emhouse, died Sunday in
Inglewood, Calif., hospital, following an illness of six weeks. The
body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Thursday. Mrs. Barlow
formerly was Miss Kathryn Pate of Emhouse. She had resided at
Inglewood since 1937. Surviving are her husband, Inglewood, Calif.;
grandmother, Mrs. H. M. Hilliard, Emhouse; two brothers, Price Pate,
Emhouse, and Jack Pate,. Inglewood, Calif, and a sister, Mrs. W. T.
Franks, Corsicana. Funeral services are planned at Emhouse Thursday
afternoon with burial in the
Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE FRIDAY FOR MRS. BARLOW
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn Barlow, aged 26 years, who died in
Inglewood, Calif., Sunday following a long illness, were held from
the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment was in
the Pattison cemetery
at Emhouse. Rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor of the
North Corsicana Methodist Church. Mr. and Mrs. Barlow moved to
California in 1937. Surviving are her husband, Jack Barlow,
Inglewood, Calif.; grandmother, Mrs. H. M. Hilliard, Emhouse; two
brothers, Price Pate, Emhouse, and Jack Pate, Inglewood, Calif., and
a sister, Mrs. W. T. Franks, Corsicana. Pallbearers were J, J.
Davidson, P. D. Green, M. P. Dockery, C. B. Mock, A. C. Gray, and E.
Nov 19, 1888 - Dec 15, 1973
Mrs. Armstrong Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Evelyn
Armstrong, who died Saturday at Leisure Lodge, will be at 11 a.m.
Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home. C. B. Holcomb, minister, will
officiate. Burial will follow at
Dresden. Mrs. Armstrong
was a member of the Second Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by
four sons, L.K. Garrison of Orange, Earl Armstrong of Tulsa, Okla.,
L.C. Armstrong and Bruce Armstrong, both of Houston; and two
daughters, Mrs. Lessie Wooten of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Pearl
Selinger of Tulsa, Okla. Other survivors include a brother, Willard
Staggs of Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Clara Staggs of Corsicana,
Mrs. Ben Melton and Mrs. J.M. Dixon, both of Blooming Grove, and
Mrs. Elsie Gorham of Burkburnett; 11 grandchildren; and six
great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are being handled by
Griffin Funeral Home.
Ellie Edness (Moody) McClure
Dec 29, 1897 - Oct 26, 1973
Mrs. McClure Mrs. Ellie McClure. 75. native of Blooming Grove,
died Friday in Hillsboro. Service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday in First
United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. John Clifford,
minister, officiating. Burial will be in
Dresden Cemetery under
the direction of McCormick Funeral Home. She was a member of the
l.O.O.F. of Corsicana and a member of the Blooming Grove United
Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons. Robert R. McClure of
Dallas. Edward McClure of Jourdanton, Texas, and Elmer D. McClure of
Kerrville; three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Minatra of Blooming Grove.
Mrs. Emma Buzulenzia of Youngstown, Ohio, and Mrs. Lois Littlejohn
of Itasca; two brothers J. L. Moody and Lamar Moody, both of Dallas:
three sisters Mrs. Lizzie Lane of Corsicana, Mrs. Arabelle Slater of
Dallas and Mrs. Dorothy Coker of Ft. Worth; 14 grandchildren; and
nine great-grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Nora Emmaline (Gilliland)
May 26, 1890 - Oct 19, 1973
Mrs. Fraley Blooming Grove—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m.
Monday at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Nora Fraley. 83, long
time resident who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Ronnie
Chesser, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in
Dresden Cemetery under
the direction of McCormick Funeral Home. Men of First Baptist Church
will be pallbearers. She is survived by three sons, Peyton Fraley,
Blooming Grove; John Fraley, Corsicana, and Frank Fraley, Commanche;
three daughters, Mrs. G.B. Barden, Dawson; Mrs. Frank Stone,
Channelview, Texas and Mrs. Don DeHaven, Charleston, Ore.; six
grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Jun 13, 1915 - May 8, 1973
G.W. Garrett BLOOMING GROVE--Funeral services were to be at 2
p.m. Thursday at the Mc- Cormick Funeral Home Chapel for George
Wallace Garrett, 58, who died in Dallas after a short illness. Rev.
Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, was to officiate, with
burial to follow at Dresden
Cemetery. Survivors include a brother, four sisters, and a
number of nieces and nephews.
G. W. Garrett
BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the
McCormick Funeral Home Chapel for George Wallace Garrett, 58, who
died in Dallas after a short illness. The Rev. Ken James, pastor of
the Central Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Dresden
Garrett was a native of Navarro County and worked for an oil company
He is survived by one brother, Leonard Garrett, Mesa, Arizona; four
sisters, Mrs. Leo Griffin, Sundown, Texas; Mrs. Eva Campbell,
Dallas; Mrs. A. N. Moore, Dallas; and Mrs. John Bratcher, Malakoff;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Clovis Haden, Jim Hollingsworth, Elmer
Ledbetter, Jim Fuller, Cecil Hall and Carl Daniel.
Jul 27, 1866 - Apr 30, 1953
Mrs. Louella Sims Services Friday Mrs. Louella Sims, 86, of
Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning.
Funeral services are to be held Friday at 4 p. m. from the Dresden
Methodist church. Burial will be in the
Dresden Cemetery. The
rites are to be conducted by Rev O. L. McCollum, pastor of the
Raleigh Baptist church. A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Sims had resided
in the Blooming Grove area for many years. Surviving are two sons,
Arthur Sims, Corsicana, and Wesley Sims, Blooming Grove; three
daughters, Mrs. R. F. Clough and Mrs. Ella Hollifield, both of
Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Douglas Richardson, Arizona, a brother,
Andrew Jackson Herring, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren and 26
great-grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Reuben Carroll, Ben Melton,
June Barnett, Sam Melton, Lace McGraw and. Buford Farrish. McCormick
Funeral Service directed.
Maggie E. (Harrison) Minatra
Nov 15, 1890 - Sep 22, 1961
Hold Services Mrs. Minatra Funeral services for Mrs. O C.
(Maggie) Minatra, 70, who died in Memorial Hospital Fri- day
morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The
rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth
Avenue Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. Robert Woody, pastor of
the First Baptist church. Burial was in the
Dresden cemetery. A
native of Tennessee, Mrs. Minatra resided in the Dresden community
prior to moving to Corsicana. Surviving are a son, M. Hershel,
Minatra, Blooming Grove three daughters, Miss Dean Minatra, Houston;
Mrs. Bruce Denbow and Mrs. Hoyt Moore both of Corsicana; five grand-
children and one great-grand child. Pallbearers were W. A. Ha- den,
Norman Chambers, Ernest Stokes, Grady A. Finch, D. W Springer and
James Madison "Matt" Badgett
Jan 24, 1832 - Oct 30, 1913
Found Dead in His Bed. J. Matt Badgett, aged 73 years, and for
many years a resident of the Blooming Grove community, was found
dead in his bed this morning. When the deceased retired last night
he was apparently in his usual health. A number of grown children
Samuel Leonard Pevehouse Sr.
May 3, 1893 - May 10, 1964
S. L. Pevehouse Dies Lubbock FROST, May 11 (Spl.)—S. L.
Pevehouse, former resident of this community, died Sunday at
Lubbock. Surviving are several children and two sisters, Mrs. Alice
Green and Mrs. Nettie Hollingsworth, both of Frost, and other
relatives. Arrangements are pending at the McCormick Funeral
S. L. Pevehouse
FROST, May 12 (Spl.)—Funeral services for S. L. Pevehouse, 71,
native of Hill county formerly of this area, were held Tuesday at
2:30 p.m. from the Frost Baptist church. Pevehouse
died in Lubbock Sunday.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Williams, pastor of the First
here. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.
Pevehouse moved from Frost to Lubbock in 1949.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beulah Pevehouse, Lubbock; four sons,
S. L. Pevehouse, Waxahachie; H. D., B. J., and Charles L. Pevehouse,
all of Lubbock; three daughters, Mrs. Henry S, Brown, Lubbock; Mrs.
Lucille Dunnam, Midland, and Mrs. Jo Stoneking, Bunker Hill AFB,
Ind.; 19 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and two sisters,
Mrs. Nettie Hollingsworth and Mrs. Alice Green, both of Frost; a
brother Will Pevehouse, Whitney; a half-brother, three half-sisters
and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Truitt Green, J. C. Green, Charlie Ray Green,
Marion Green, James
Hollingsworth and Gerald Pevehouse, nephews.
McCormick Funeral Service directed.
Mattie Virginia (Houston)
Dec 10, 1869 - Oct 25, 1952
Blooming Grove Rites Monday For Mrs. Mattie Clark BLOOMING
GROVE. Oct. 27. (AP)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Virginia
Clark, 82, native of Texas and a lone time resident of Purdon, who
died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Seth Grant, here Sunday, were
held Monday at 3 p. m. Services were held from the Blooming Grove
Methodist church and conducted by the pastor, the Rev. Pat Brown,
assisted by the Rev. C. T. Brockette. Burial was in
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Grant, Mrs. C. J. Davis,
Austin: Mrs. T. V. Terrell, New Gulf: Mrs. J. S. Ford. Seattle.
Wash.; a son. W. H. Clark, Muskogce, Okla.: three grandchildren and
two great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were Andy Synieder and A. E.
Bittner, both of Purdon: Jack, Gillen, W. H. Wiggs, H. S. Whorton
and Justin McSpadden, all of Blooming Grove. McCormick Funeral
July 5, 1847 - Sep 2, 1930
Aged Resident of Cottonwood Buried Dresden Wednesday BLOOMING
GROVE, Sept. 6— (Spl).—Funeral services for G. W. Haws, aged 87,
were held at the Dresden
cemetery Wednesday afternoon. He died at his home in the
Cottonwood community Tuesday afternoon after an illness of several
weeks. The services were conducted by Rev. Scott of Blooming Grove
and Rev. Darwood of Eureka. He is survived by his wife, and three
daughters. He was a native of Illinois and fought in the Union
armies during the Civil War, moving to Texas at the end of the
campaign, and for many years has made his home in Cottonwood.
G. W. Haws Passed Away Tuesday
Funeral services were held at the Dresden cemetery Wednesday
afternoon at 4 o'clock for the remains of G. W. Haws, aged 87, who
passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his home in the
Cottonwood community, after an illness of several weeks. Bro. Stitt
of Blooming Grove and Bro. Darwood of Eureka conducted the services.
McCormick Funeral Service had charge of the body.
The deceased is survived by his wife and three children, Misses May
and Josie Haws of Barry and Mrs. Gibson of Oklahoma, and a number of
Grandpa Haws was born in Illinois and was a soldier in the Northern
army during the Civil war. He moved to Texas and being a successful
farmer was soon able to buy for himself a good farm near Cottonwood
where he has lived these many years. He was a good, sound citizen, a
fine provider and always had about him plenty to make country life
enjoyable. His latter days, however, were made sad because of the
death some time ago of his son, Jim. After Jim's death Mr. Haws
seemed to be burdened with sorrow which followed him to the last
days. He had a big sympathetic heart.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 5, 1930
- Submitted by
To this city there comes a great sorrow, a sorrow no words can
express, as we heard that Mr. Haws' life had departed.
A wonderful man gone to rest. His life was so pure and happy, his
heart was so full of play that it seems like a dream that it
happened, but we know he's gone home to stay.
He has gone to his home in the Heavens, where his father planned he
should, he has gone to his rest in the Heavens because he was so
good. So let us bear our sorrow and try our best to see, that it is
the will of God and he will some day take you and me.
For death will come to all of us we all must go to stay, to live as
God has planned it in His heaven far away; we will go as sparks from
the fireside, that drift from the chimney of life, onto the air of
destiny from earth's great care and strife.
We will drift into eternity as sparks fly into space, will never
come to earth again. But to another place, the place where God has
planned for us, where love has always been the ruler of the heavens,
and each person there his friend.
If we would think of death, as life that holds such peace and rest,
perhaps it wouldn't grieve us so, for maybe it is best by the father
of truth and love, is always waiting for us in a happy home above.
Mrs. Elmer Nichols,
201 N. Stonewall Street,
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 19, 1930
- Submitted by
Dec 23, 1851 - Sep 11, 1930
IN LOVING MEMORY OF "GRANNY"
Mrs. Sarah Isobel Hollingsworth
was born Dec. 23, 1851, in Sumter county, Alabama, and departed this
life Sept. 11, 1930. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the
September 12. Funeral services were conducted by the Revs. Sykes and
Moody. She leaves to mourn her going away, six children, John,
Charlie and Will Hollingsworth, all of Blooming Grove, Floyd
Hollingsworth of Hubbard, Mrs. J. I. Hitt of Blooming Grove, and
Mrs. J. T. Hastings of Eustace, Texas. She also leaves twenty-six
grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and a host of other
relatives and friends. Granny was born and reared in Alabama, moving
to Texas 38 years ago. and has resided in and around Blooming Grove
ever since She united with the Baptist Church in her girlhood, and
remained a faithful member until the end. We know that "Granny" is
at rest in heaven, and we would not if we had it in our power, call
her back to this old world of suffering and heartache. But we should
all live so we can meet "Granny" on that bright eternal shore. We
loved her, O we loved her But Jesus loved her more, So he has gently
wafted her To yonder shining shore. We miss her faltering footsteps.
We miss her helpful hand. But some day we will meet her In that
bright and happy land. On some bright and glorious morning, We'll
pass through pearly gates. And there will meet dear "Granny," Where
she so peacefully waits. “Granny" is where there's no sorrow, No
farewells or goodbyes, In that heavenly home Where the soul never
dies. Written by her granddaughter NOVELLA HASTINGS
Dorinthia Thompson (Miss)
Oct 2, 1871 - May 21, 1955
Miss Thompson Funeral Sunday Miss Dorinthia Elizabeth
Thompson, 83, of Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday
morning following an extended illness. Funeral services were held
from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Sunday at 3 p. m.
with burial in the Dresden
cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor
of the church. Surviving are a brother, Ben Thompson, Blooming
Grove; a nephew, Pete Curington, Corsicana; four nieces, Mrs. Audrey
Berry, Dawson; Mrs. Andrew Oden, Corsicana; Mrs. C. O. Marlow and
Miss Essie Curington, both of Blooming Grove, and other relatives.
Wolfe Funeral Home directed.
Mar 26, 1869 - Dec 7, 1964
J. J. Hargrove Dies Monday, Rites Tuesday BLOOMING GROVE. Dec.
7 (Spl.)— J. J. (Uncle Jeff) Hargrove, 95, died early Monday at the
Twilight Home. He would have been 96 in March, 1965. A native of
Navarro county, He was born in the old Carroll school community and
had resided all his life in the west end. A retired farmer, for
years. After his retirement he was custodian of school buildings in
and around Blooming Grove and was one of the community's biggest
supporters of athletic events and made many road trips with the
school teams. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from
the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove with the pastor. Rev. F.
Sanders, officiating, assisted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary
Baptist church in Corsicana. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons, Lofton Hargrove of Blooming Grove and
Troy Hargrove of Pensacola, Fla.; four daughters, Mrs. Olla
Frederick of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Bessie Bailey and Mrs. Retha
Spurlock, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Novice Morten of Fort Worth;
18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 9 great, great
grandchildren. Pallbearers will be J. I. Hale, Beauford Farrish, C.
P. Lynch, Boyd Bryant, W. B. Ellis and Dollie Hollingsworth.
Feb 20, 1880 - Jan 4, 1964
W. R. McClure Rites Monday BLOOMING GROVE, Jan. 6 (Spl.)—Graveside
services for William Riley McClure, 83, retired farmer of Shamrock,
who died at Shamrock Saturday of a heart attack, were held Monday at
2 p.m. at Dresden cemetery. Surviving are his wife of Shamrock, the
former Ethel Melton of Dresden. McCormick Funeral Service directed.
Mary Jewell (Lewis) Putman
May 20, 1902 - Aug 2, 1973
Mrs. Putman Services for Mrs. Mary Jewel Putman, 71, of
Blooming Grove, were held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Central Baptist
Church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in
Survivors include her husband, Rufus Putman of Blooming Grove; two
sons, Y. M. Putman of Pasadena, Tex. and John C. Putman of Purdon,
Tex.; a brother, Lloyd Lewis of Dallas; three grandchildren and two
May 5, 1907 - Mar 23, 1973
H.S. Page BLOOMING GROVE - Funeral services were at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday at McCormick Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove for
Harold S. Page, 66, of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday at his
home. Rev. Ken James, Central Baptist Church pastor, officiated, and
burial was at Dresden
Cemetery in Dresden. Survivors include four nieces, Mrs. Bob
Bell of McAllen, Mrs. Gordon Winfield of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs.
George McDonald of Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred Roberts of Corsicana;
and a nephew, James G. Page of Blooming Grove. Pallbearers were C.
L. Gillen, Drew Gillen, F. T. Holditch, Bruce McCormick, Floyd
Armstrong, and Lloyd Frederick.
Aug 31, 1899 - Jul 13, 1973
E. H. Vest Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday at a
local funeral chapel for E.H. Vest, 73, resident of Emhouse, who
died Friday at Memorial Hospital Rev, M. E. Martin and Rev, James
Green officiated, and burial was at
Survivors include his widow, of Emhouse; two sons, D.R. Vest of
Emhouse and E.O. Vest of Sinton; four grandchildren, two
great-grandchildren, a brother, Maxie Vest of Lancaster; and two
sisters, Mrs. Lula Watts and Mrs. Ada Mitchell, both of Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were Gwendell Watts, A.B. Watts, Charlie Vest, Willie
Vest, Tommy Fleming and Ralph Grantom.
May 26, 1889 - Sep 10, 1966
D. Hollifield Dies Saturday BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)— Dave
Hollifield, 77, retired farmer, died Saturday night. Funeral
services are tentatively set for Tuesday at 2 p. m. from the First
Methodist church with burial in the
Dresden Cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by Rev. Lindley Vowell, pastor. He was a
native of Georgia, but came to this vicinity in 1902. Surviving are
his wife, Mrs. Jessie Hollifield, of Blooming Grove; three sons,
Buford Hollifield, Waco; Curtis Hollifield, Blooming Grove, and Joe
Hollifield, U. S. Air Force, Viet Nam; two daughters, Mrs. Azelene
Jones, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Katie Belle Nutt, Waco; 12
grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Nimmie
Hollifield, Houston; Tom Hollifield, Brownfield, and Lloyd
Hollifield, Frost: three sisters, Mrs. Jewel Turner, Purdon; Mrs.
Mae Haskell, Dallas, and Mrs. Cannie Ewing, Blooming Grove.
Pallbearers will be James Jones, Dallas; Danny Jones, Blooming
Grove; Jerry Jones, Dallas, James Nutt, Waco; Douglas Hollifield,
Dallas, and Ernest Martin, Blooming Grove. McCormick Funeral Service
Willie Miles "Willie"
Jan 22, 1863 - May 4, 1939
PROMINENT DRESDEN FARMER DIED LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY W. M.
TATUM HAD BEEN RESIDENT DRESDEN COMMUN1TY PAST 45 YEARS
Funeral services for W. M. Tatum, aged 76 years, of Dresden,
who died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock
were held from the Bryan Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3
o'clock. Burial was in the
Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. G. Thomas,
minister of the Corsicana Church of Christ. Mr. Tatum was a
prominent farmer and landowner of the Dresden community where he had
resided the past 45 years. Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. M.
Tatum, and W. M. Tatum, Jr., both of Dresden, and Harry Tatum,
Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Bennight, Ennis; six grandchildren,
and three sisters, Mrs. Julia Wright, Hamilton; Mrs. Hettie Hendley,
Lometa, and Mrs. Sallie Wilkeing, Burton. Pallbearers were John
Ferrell, Norman Chambers, J. A. Davis, J. L. Baker, W. T. Schuggs
and Fred Bunch. McCormick's Funeral Service of Blooming Grove,
directed the arrangements.
Mar 18, 1909 - Sep 23, 1973
George Grantom Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Tuesday
at the McCormick Funeral Home Chapel for George Grantom, 64, of
Blooming Grove, who died Monday at his home. Rev. Ronnie Chesser,
First Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at
Dresden Cemetery under
the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove. Survivors
include his mother, Mrs. Nora Grantom of Corsicana; a brother, R. B.
Grantom of Bells, Tex.; a sister, Mrs. Inez Vest of Emhouse; eight
grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and
nephews. He operated the Grantom Garage and Service Station in
Blooming Grove. Pallbearers include Lloyd Wooten, Sammie Saunders,
Lloyd Frederick, Clovis Haden, Delma Tipping and Herman Barham Jr.
Dec 20, 1905 - Nov 09, 1976
W. E. Owen Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the
Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W.E. Owen, 70, resident of Corsicana,
who died Tuesday at his residence. The Rev. David Hale will
officiate, and burial will follow at
Dresden Cemetery. He was
a native of Miles, lived in Corsicana 50 years, and was a paint
contractor. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Violet Owen of
Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Franklin Carroll of Corsicana; two sons,
James Everett Owen and Billy Rayford Owen both of Corsicana; four
grandchildren, a great-grandson, four brothers, Marvin Owen, Royce
Owen, and Chester Norwood, all of Corsicana and Billy Joe Owen of
Arcadia, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Eula Mae Evans of Corsicana,
Mrs. Emily Phillips of Hart, Mrs. Minnie Mae Mitchell of Graham,
Mrs. Bertha Touchstone of Big Spring, and Mrs. Lois Mason of Tyler.
Pallbearers are Billy Sims, Joe Hambrick, Willie Bolen, Mike
Jenkins, Elmer Freeman, and Marvin White.
Mar. 28, 1890 - May 26, 1971
Parker Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Parker, 81 of
Corsicana will be at 3:30 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Chapel.
Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate with burial in the
Dresden Cemetery. Mrs.
Parker died Wednesday evening at Paulyne’s Convalesent Home. A
native of Navarro County, she was born on March 28, 1890. Survivors
include one step-son, J. H. Parker of Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Ada
Brister of Corsicana and Mrs. Susie Wright of Corsicana, and several
nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Norman Brister, Elbert
Brister, Loyd Brister, Andrew Yenchick, Ordway Ferrell and Jerry
Jul 14, 1907 - Oct 23, 1973
O.W. Herring Graveside services were to be at 5 p.m. Thursday
at Dresden Cemetery near
Blooming Grove for Ollie Willis Herring, 66, native of Navarro who
died Tuesday at an Arlington Hospital. Funeral services were to be
at 2 p.m. Thursday at Arlington's Central Baptist Church. Survivors
include his widow, two sons, three daughters, 15 grandchildren and
O. W. Herring
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Thursday at the Central Baptist
Church in Arlington for Ollie Willis Herring, 66, native of Navarro,
Tex., who died Tuesday at an Arlington Hospital.
Graveside services are set for 5 p.m. Thursday at Dresden Cemetery
near Blooming Grove. Arrangements are with Moore Funeral Home in
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Nannie Belle Herring of Arlington;
two sons, J. W. Herring and Autry Neil Herring, both of Arlington;
three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Marie Thomas of Fort Worth, Mrs. Mary
Ann Thrasher of Mansfield, and Mrs. Dorothy Jean Congleton of
Arlington; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Albert J. Donoho
Sep 26, 1889 - Jul 17, 1918
MET ACCIDENTAL DEATH Cotton Mill Employee Killed Last Night A.
J. Donahoe, who has been in the employ of the Corsicana Cotton Mills
for more than a year, was killed in the mill last night supposedly
by an electric shock. The deceased was found dead directly under one
of the lights in the building, and as he was last seen alive about
fifteen minutes before his dead body was discovered it is supposed
he had been dead about ten minutes when found. The body was on a wet
place in the floor, and as his right hand was badly burned, it is
supposed that the wire of the light under which he was found was
defective and that in either turning on or off the light, the
unfortunate man received the shock that caused his instant death.
The deceased was about thirty years of age and is survived by a wife
and two small children. The remains were interred in the Dresden Cemetery this afternoon.
MET ACCIDENTAL DEATH
Cotton Mill Employe Killed Last Night
A. J. Donahoe, who has been in the employ of the Corsicana Cotton
Mills for more than a year, was killed in the mill last night
supposedly by an electric shock. The deceased was found dead
directly under one of the lights in the building, and as he was last
seen alive about fifteen minutes before his dead body was discovered
it is supposed he had been dead about ten minutes when found.
The body was on a wet place in the floor and as his right hand was
badly burned, it is supposed that the wire of the light under which
he was found was defective ant that in either turning on or off the
light, the unfortunate man received the shock that caused his
The deceased was about thirty years of age and is survived by a wife
and two small children. The remains were interred in the Dresden
cemetery this afternoon.
Dec 7, 1870 - Jan 18, 1955
T. T. Furra Dies Tuesday Morning BLOOMING GROVE, Jan 18 — (Spl
)—T T. Furra, 84. long-time Dresden resident, died at his home
Tuesday morning following a few minutes illness. Funeral services
will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Dresden Methodist church
of which he was a long-time member. The rites will be conducted by
Rev. Kenneth Bass, pastor. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.
A native of Nacogdoches, Texas, Furra had resided in the Dresden
community 66 years, and had lived in the same house more than 40
years. Furra was feeling ill on his return from doing the morning
chores about his farm, it was stated, and died a few minutes after
returning to the house. Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Miss Joy
Furra; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Jean Furra, and three grandchildren,
all of Dresden; six sisters and three brothers. McCormick Funeral
Service will direct.
Dec 1, 1886 - May 10, 1958
Retired Farmer Rites Sunday At Blooming Grove BLOOMING GROVE,
May 12 (Spl.)—Silas Garfield Staggs, 69, retired farmer, former
resident of this community, was found dead in bed early Saturday at
Laird Hill. He resided here 25 years. Staggs was born in Tennessee.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday at 4 p.m. from the First
Baptist church at Blooming Grove with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Richey, pastor. Nephews were
pallbearers. Surviving are three daughters Mrs. J. V. Roach, Laird
Hill; Mrs. W. D. Thomas, Powell, and Mrs. J. L. Hargrove, Blooming
Grove; two brothers, L. C. Staggs, Bloom- ing Grove, and W. P.
Staggs, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Evelyn Armstrong, Houston;
Mrs. J. M Dixon, Miss Clara Staggs and Mr: Ben Melton, all of
Blooming Grove, and Mrs. M. A. Gorham Burkburnett; 18 grandchildren
and 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives. McCormick Funeral
Tye S. Melton
Mar 24, 1886 - Mar 29, 1958
Sunday Services For T. S. Melton Funeral services for T. S.
Melton, 72, native of Dresden, who died in Houston Friday, will be
held from the Dresden Methodist church Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial
in the Dresden Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a son, Henry; a daughter, Lola May, all of
Houston; two brothers, E. C. Melton, Corsicana, and L. A. Melton,
Blooming Grove; four sisters, Mrs. Ola Sims, Corsicana; Mrs. Mattie
Moore and Mrs. Daisy Perry, both of Lubbock, and Mrs. Angie Fox,
Houston; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other
relatives. McCormick Funeral Service directs.
May 24, 1872 - Nov 24, 1953
Blooming Grove Resident Dies Mrs. W. J. Crossland. 81,
Blooming Grove, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday following a
several weeks' illness Funeral services will be held from the
Blooming Grove Methodist church Wednesday at 3 p. m. with burial in
the Dresden Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev Roy Davis, pastor of the church.
Mrs. Crossland, the widow of the late W. J. Crossland. was a native
of Navarro County. She had made her home in Blooming Grove the past
13 years. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louis C. Molloy, Austin; a
son. W. J. Crossland, Shreveport, La.; a grandson, William Carl
Crossland, U.S.N. San Diego. Calif., and Mrs. Hal Bookout,
Corsicana; two brothers. Tandy Key. Beaumont, and Tom Key, Dawson; a
sister, Mrs. Mary Ryan, Eagle Pass; two great- grandchildren and
other relatives. McCormick's Funeral Service directs.
James Creswell "J.C." Jones
Jul 27, 1917 - Jul 5, 1953
James C. Jones Services Sunday BLOOMING GROVE, July 6 (Spl)—James
Creswell Jones, 36, farmer, died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana,
Saturday. He was a native- Texan and resided south of Blooming
Grove. Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p. m. from the First
Christian church here with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by John Young, Dallas Church of Christ
minister. Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; four sons, James
C., Dwayne, Jerry Lee and Danny Ray Jones, two daughters, Mrs. Bill
(Wanda) Parker and Jimmie Ann Jones, all of Blooming Grove; a
brother, J. R. Jones, Barry; seven sisters, Mrs. Ruby Freeman,
Dallas; Mrs. Pearl Johnson, Barry; Mrs. Jewell George, Teague; Mrs.
Winnie Minkler, Dallas; Mrs. Opal Foster, Quanah; Mrs. Faith
Collins, Tennessee Colony, and Mrs. Florence Holliefield, Houston,
and other relatives. He was a member of the WOW Lodge. Pallbearers
were LeRoy McAfee,
Marvin Wallace, Charles Kennedy, Ozie Burleson, Jim Parks and Albert
Bell. McCormick Funeral Service directed.
abt 1865 - Dec 15, 1942
Mrs. Idella Sharp Was Buried Thursday
BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 19.— Funeral services for Mrs. Idella Sharp,
aged 77 years, who died Tuesday, were held from the Methodist church
Thursday with burial in the
White Church cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. S. Fisher, pastor. Mrs. Sharp
had resided here since 1919. She is survived by several nephews and
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Dec 19, 1942
- Submitted by
- She is not
in the cemetery book. Her death cert. just says Blooming
Grove. But, John Richard Sharp in White Church shows to have a
wife, Della, on Ancestry
Aug 3, 1922 - Jan 6, 2012
Edith Berry Hackney, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2012.
She was born August 3, 1922, in Grapevine to Frank Leslie Berry and
Josie Onieta Jordan Berry. She spent her youth in Grapevine and then
married her high school sweetheart, Harold Hackney. They resided in
Fort Worth most of their married life but moved to Wilburton,
Oklahoma after retirement. After Harold's death Edith moved back to
Fort Worth and lived there until she needed living assistance from
her daughter. She has lived with her daughter and son-in-law for the
last four years in Corsicana. She was preceded in death by her
parents; two infant sons, Harold Edward, Jr. and Larry Linden
Hackney; husband, Harold Hackney; sisters, Leslie Berry and Ava
Cunningham; grandson, Billy Dean Montgomery.
Survivors include: Daughter, Lee Montgomery and husband, Deanie;
Grandsons, Chad Montgomery and wife, Shannon, Joe Montgomery;
great-grandsons, Mike Montgomery, Allen Gonzales, Luke Gonzales;
great-granddaughter, Lauren Gonzales; cousin, Robert Huffman and
wife, Pauline; sister-in-law, Leta Hackeny; numerous nephews and
nieces and a multitude of friends.
Funeral to be held 3:30 p.m. Monday in Mount Olivet Funeral Home
Chapel. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Visitation: 1 to 3 p.m.
Monday at Mount Olivet Funeral Home.
Mount Olivet Funeral Home 2301 N. Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas
76111 - 817-831-0511
Robert Charles Jordan
Feb 19, 1888 - Jan 29, 1934
ONE DEAD, TWO HURT IN CRASH
ROBERT PAYNE OF CRYER CREEK DEAD RESULT ACCIDENT
WRECK OCCURRED THIRD AVENUE CROSSING SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD
One man was killed and two seriously injured shortly before 2
o'clock Tuesday afternoon when the car in which they were riding
figured in a collision with the southbound Sunbeam passenger train
of the Southern Pacific Lines at the intersection of East Third
avenue. Robert Payne, aged 26 years, of Cryer Creek, was killed.
Charlie Jordan, about 45, of Corsicana, sustained a broken jaw and
cheekbone and other injuries. John A. Nicholson, 26, of Cryer Creek,
brother-in-law of Jordan, suffered a broken collar bone, a badly
hurt leg and other injuries. Nicholson and Jordan were taken to the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in a Sutherland-McCammon ambulance.
The exact extent of their injuries had not been determined at press
hour. It was reported the car in which the three were riding was
proceeding In an easterly direction; at the time of the accident.
Payne's body was taken to the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home and
prepared for burial. No funeral arrangements had been made early in
the afternoon. Surviving are his wife, one child, Cryer Creek;
father, Joe Payne, Blooming Grove; a, sister and other relatives.
The train was in charge of J. H. Kent, conductor, of Houston, and
was delayed here 20 minutes following the accident.
SECOND MAN DEAD AS RESULT CRASH TUESDAY AFTERNOON THIRD MAN
CRITICALLY INJURED; FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS NOT COMPLETE Funeral
arrangements for two victims of the collision Tuesday afternoon in
which the crack Sunbeam, Southern Pacific Lines passenger train, and
a car figured on East Third avenue, had not been perfected early
Wednesday after- noon. It is expected the rites will be held
Thursday or Friday, with burial in the Dresden cemetery. Robert
Wylie Payne, 26, Cryer Creek farmer, died within a few minutes after
the accident. Charles Robert Jordan, 45. Corsicana, died in the
Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night at 6:25 o'clock from
injuries sustain- ed in the wreck. John A. Nicholson, 26. Cryer
Creek farmer, is in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, suffering a
broken left collarbone, head, leg and other injuries. He is regarded
to be on the road to recovery. The automobile containing the three
men was reported traveling in an easterly direction at the time of
the accident, shortly be- fore 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. The car
was demolished. Surviving Payne are his wife, one child, parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Payne, Blooming Grove: a sister, Myrtle Payne.
Blooming Grove; a half-brother. John Pullins, Blooming Grove, and
two half-sisters, Mrs. Will Boyd Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Parker New
Mexico. Surviving Jordan are his wife mother, Mrs. E. J. Jordan,
Barry, five brothers, T. E. Jordan, Corsicana; Joe Jordan,
Corsicana, A. E. Jordan, Blooming Grove, Lee Jordan, Dorchester;
Hanks Jordan, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Carroll, Blooming
Grove and other relatives. The funerals will be directed by the
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR CRASH VICTIMS CRYER
CREEK AND CORSICANA MEN BURIED IN DRESDEN CEMETERY Funeral services
for Robert Wylie Payne, 26, Cryer Creek, and Charles Robert Jordan,
45 Corsicana, who were fatally injured Tuesday afternoon when their
car figured in a collision with the southbound Sunbeam passenger
train here, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Dresden
church with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted
by Rev. Paul Utley, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist Church.
Payne died within a few minutes alter the accident. Jordan died in
the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night. John A Nicholson,
26, Cryer Creek, is in the clinic with a broken collarbone and
severe leg and head injuries. He was the third occupant of the car.
The accident which cost the two lives occurred at the intersection
of the railroad and East Third Avenue. The auto was reported to have
been traveling east at the time of the accident. The car was
demolished. Surviving Payne are his wife, one child, parents, Mr.
and Mrs. T. J. Payne, Blooming Grove; a sister, Myrtle Payne,
Blooming Grove; two half-brothers, John Pullins, Blooming Grove, and
J. Pullins, Tyler; and two half-sisters, Mrs. Will Boyd, Blooming
Grove, and Mrs. Parker, New Mexico. Surviving Jordan are his wife, a
daughter, Mrs. Jaunita Collis, Gunter, Texas; a grandchild; mother,
Mrs. E. J. Jordan. Barry; five brothers, T. E. Jordan, Corsicana;
Joe Jordan, Corsicana; A. E. Jordan, Blooming Grove; Lee Jordan,
Dorchester; Hanks Jordan Fort Worth; a sister. Mrs. J. W. Carroll,
Blooming Grove; and other relatives. The funerals were directed by
the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
DAMAGE SUITS ARE FILED AGAINST SP CONNECTION CRASH RAILROAD COMPANY
MADE DEFENDANT IN ACTION SEEKING $36,380 Three damage suits asking
an aggregate of $36, 380 damages of The Texas and New Orleans Rail-
road Company (Southern Pacific Lines) were filed in the Thirteenth
judicial district court Wednesday by Davis, Jester and George, law
firm by John Nicholson, Lucille Payne and Maggie Jordan in
connection with the injuring of John Nicholson and the deaths of
Robert Wylie Payne and Robert Charles Jordan when the car in which
the three men were riding figured in a collision with a Southern
Pacific Lines train on East Third Avenue, January 30, 1934.
Nicholson, driver of the car, received serious injuries and is
seeking $(not legible) ,510 damages. Lucille Payne is the widow of
Robert Wylie Payne and is suing for $20,577.50 on behalf of herself
and her little son, Bobby Wendel Payne. Maggie Jordan is the widow
of Robert Charles Jordan and is seeking $13,272.50. It is alleged
the train figuring in the accident was proceeding in a southerly
direction and the automobile was going in an easterly direction at
the time of the accident. The car in reported to have been driven by
Robert Wylie Payne at the time of the tragedy.
District Court An agreed judgment for $600 was entered in the
suit of Lucille Payne Boyd, et al, vs. Texas and New. Orleans
railroad company, damages, as a result of the death of Robert Wiley
Payne here, Jan. 30, 1934, when an automobile figured in a collision
with a Southern Pacific Lines train in East Corsicana. Suits against
the Texas and New Orleans railroad by John Nicholson and Maggie
Jordan, both for damages, were dismissed. The Corsicana Daily Sun -
Tuesday, December 24, 1935 Submitted by Diane Richards s/o Aaron
Matthew Lane and Mary Marie “Ann” (Vaughn) Lane Charles Monroe Lane
Abt. Jan. 1926 - Aug. 15, 1926 Little Child at Barry Died Sunday
Charles Monroe Lane seven-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Lane
of Barry died Sunday and the funeral services were held Monday with
interment in the Dresden cemetery.
James William Speegle
Oct 10, 1861 - Aug 3, 1926
BARRY NEWS. Special to the Sun. / Barry. Texas, Aug. 5.— J. W.
Speegle, a prominent, citizen, for 26 years, a resident of the
Barry, community, died at his home near Barry at 8 o'clock Tuesday
evening, August 3rd. The deceased had been in ill health for some
time and his death was not a surprise to his relatives and many
friends, although he went suddenly and without warning. He had eaten
his supper, apparently as well an usual, walked to the front porch
and sat, in his accustomed place, where he was found dead a few
minutes later. He is survived by his wife and thirteen children:
Dave Speegle and Mrs. Pomp Powell, near Corsicana.. Ernest Speegle
of Erick, Ok.; Ramon Speegle, whose whereabouts has not yet been
learned; Marvin Speegle, of the Purdon community; Arthur Speegle of
this community, and Mrs. Cloe Wright, E. J. Speegle, Seth Speegle,
Era Speegle, Dorothy Speegle, Lennie and Louie Speegle at home. He
was much admired by his many friends and very devoted to his family;
was of a genial disposition and the vacancy left, by his going will
be keenly felt by the entire community, as well as his family. To
the bereaved we can only say we are willing and anxious to
sympathize so far as human sympathy will reach, but there is a limit
and "Man's extremity is God's opportunity." and we can only say to
you lean thou upon the Christ, who has promised to be a "Father to
the fatherless" and whose promise that "I will not leave you
comfortless" is just as true today as when uttered. Funeral
arrangements have not been completed yet, awaiting the arrival of
Ernest Speegle, who is on his way from Oklahoma. But it is known
that funeral services will be sometime Thursday at the First Baptist
church at Barry with burial in
J. W. Speegle, age 64 years, died early Tuesday night on the front
porch of his home near Barry.
Mr. Speegle had finished supper and gone out to his chair on the
front porch and leaned back to rest when he was discovered dead by
He had suffered for months with digestive troubles and died with
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Baptist church
of Barry and interment in
He is survived by a family and a large host of friends.
- The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Aug 6, 1926
- Submitted by Karen Rost
Dec 29, 1898 - Aug 10, 1920
Died Near Barry
Last Night. Miss Lorine Hardeman, daughter of J. H. Hardeman, aged
twenty years, died at the family home near Barry last night after a
long illness and the remains were interred at
On August 10, 1920, grim Death visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
H. Hardman, and claimed their beloved daughter, Lorena. She was
taken sick in October of 1918 with influenza from which she never
recovered. Through her long months of suffering she never complained
but was always cheerful and had a kind word and sweet smile for her
many friends who visited her during her long illness. Oh, how she
will be missed by her loved ones! Only those that have had a similar
experience can sympathize with her family, especially her
heart-broken mother, who was by her bedside almost day and night for
We cannot understand why Lorena was taken from our midst in her
youth (being only 21 years of age) for God’s ways are mysterious.
But we know He doeth all things and our loss is Heaven’s gain.
Funeral services were conducted at the home on Wednesday, August
16th by the Rev. Wm. L. Phillips, and her body was laid to rest in
the Dresden cemetery, ‘mid a host’ of sorrowing friends and loved
We feel our cross is heavy and our burdens are hard to bear, yet we
know her soul is safe in heaven and she is ever free from care.”
She leaves a mother and father, four brothers and four sisters to
mourn her loss and our hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved
Written by A FRIEND.
August 24, 1920
June 12, 1919 - Jan 10, 2012
Elizabeth Tramel Warren of Kerens went to be with her
Heavenly Father on Jan. 10, 2012, at the age of 92.
She was born June 12, 1919, to William Jasper and Sarah
Beatrice (Bedie) Tramel in Wilson Community near Bazette.
Mildred was married to Jim (Square) Warren in Dawson on May
She is preceded in death by her parents, Jasper and Bedie
Tramel; sisters, Vennie Nelson and Etta Brown; brothers,
Elijah Tramel, Bill Tramel and Foy Brown; daughter-in-law,
Christine Warren; son-in-law, Roy Lynn Rose; and great
granddaughter, Kami Montgomery.
Survivors include her husband of 73 years, Jim (Square)
Warren; her six children, James Warren of Kerens, Larry
Warren and wife Pat of Corsicana, Diane Rose of Barry, Randy
Warren and wife Frances of Kerens, Racene Warren of Tool,
and Lynn (Buddy) Warren and wife Violet of Fairfield. She is
survived by her 20 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren,
and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by
her sisters Leolar Mae (Wo-Wo) Warren and Betty June Mann of
Mildred Warren loved keeping up with the genealogy of her
family, mowing her yard, and working in her garden. One of
her greatest joys was cooking for her grand and
great-grandchildren, especially her night-crawlers.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, from 6 to 8 p.m.
at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 14,
2012, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with Dr. Gary
Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in
Cemetery in Bazette. Mildred’s grandsons will be the
pallbearers with her great-grandsons as honorary
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Jan 20, 1923 - Jan 9, 2012
Mr. Ralph Richards, 88, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at his
home in Wortham.
He was born Jan. 20, 1923, to Albert and Maggie Richards in Emhouse.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Johnnie Richards, on May 24,
2008; and his parents.
Survivors include his son, Dale Richards and wife Caroline; stepson,
Jack Shivers and wife Della; grandchildren, Tony Shivers and wife
Mary, John Richards and wife Anna, and Clayton Shivers and wife
Christy; great-grandchildren, Ashley Ansley and husband Jeff,
Whitney Harringer, Alley Shivers, M.J. Shivers, Cole Shivers,
Trinity Shivers, Jack Richards, Mary Richards and Alex Richards; and
great-great-grandchildren, Ely Ansley, Brook-lyn Ansley and Haylee
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bill Honea officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Dec 25, 1935 - Jan 11, 2012
John Keith Barger, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Jan. 11, 2012.
He was born Dec. 25, 1935, in Athens, Mo., to Malcolm and Helen
He is preceded in death by wife, Marge Barger; parents; sister,
Cherry Brown; and brother, Bill Barger.
Survivors include a niece, Jaye Knott and husband Charles; nephews,
David Stevens and wife Sue, and Randy Stevens and wife Sharon.
No services are scheduled at this time.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
JoAnn (Gordon) Ailshie Doss
Nov 6, 1931 - Jan 9, 2012
Gordon Ailshie Doss born Nov. 6, 1931, and went to her
heavenly home on Jan. 9, 2012 at age 80.
She is preceded in death by her sweet husband, James Ailshie.
JoAnn is survived by her loving husband, Ray Doss; her
daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Glenn Sodd; her son and
daughter-in-law, Gordon and Olga Ailshie; grandchildren,
Jason and Ellen Sodd, Chris and Jody McSpadden, Caleb and
Jourdan Hollingsworth, Hayley Ailshie and Valentyn Yakovlev;
and great-grandchildren Will, Annie and Jake McSpadden, and
Gabe and Eva Sodd, and her brother and sister-in-law Fred
and Jeannie Gordon.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12,
2012, at Bean-Massey-Burge, at 733 Dalworth in Grand
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13,
2012, at First Presbyterian Church in Grand Prairie. The
graveside service will be held at
Park in Corsicana at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 13, 2012.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parents Day
Out program at the First Presbyterian Church in Grand
Arrangements by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, Dalworth
St., Grand Prairie.
Betty Joyce (Holleman) Combs
Oct 24, 1930 - Jan 9, 2012
Betty Joyce Combs, 81, of Palestine, passed away Monday, Jan. 9,
2012 in the San Jacinto Manor Nursing Home in Deer Park.
Mrs. Combs was born Oct. 24, 1930, to Levi Clint Holleman and Addie
Survivors include her husband, Coy Combs of Palestine; three sons,
Ronnie Combs, Denny Combs and Mark Combs, all of Houston; daughter,
Rena Garner of Renton, Wash.; sisters, Glenda Perry of Kerens and
Rita Allen of Kemp; five grandchildren; and five
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, at Paschal
Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012, in
the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gary Combs officiating.
Interment will follow in the
Prairie Point Cemetery.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
Jeanette Marie (Tucker) Bates
July 21, 1950 - Jan 4, 2012
Jeanette Marie Tucker Bates passed away from a long battle with
cancer at the age of 61 on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. She died at
peace amongst loved ones in Mildred.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John “JB” Tucker and Betty
Survivors include her children, Jennifer Marie Pitcock and Jim Ray
Bates, whom she loved endlessly. She is also survived by her four
sisters and five grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012,
at Mildred Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Bible Donation Fund
at Mildred Baptist Church, 5502 South Highway 287, Corsicana, TX
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Jan 12, 1924 - Jan 9, 2012
Cox Harper, 87, passed away Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, at
Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana.
She was born Jan. 12, 1924, to Nolty O. and Ruth Newman Cox
in Fort Worth.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her son, Tommy
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Dr. John L.
Harper of Corsicana; daughter, Ricki Driffill and husband
Jimmy of Helotes, Texas; son, John L. Harper III and wife
Denise of Corsicana; grandsons, Matthew Driffill and wife
Lisa of San Antonio, and Walt Harper of Corsicana;
granddaughters, Sarah Mackay and husband Luke of San
Antonio, and Caroline Knapp and husband Fred of New York
City, N.Y.; and three great-granddaughters, Harper Michelle
Driffill, Madeline Lentz and Ellie Lentz; and many life-long
Jeanne was a founding board member of The Navarro County
Association for Retarded Citizens and volunteered there for
many years. She was an active member of Westminster
Presbyterian Church in Corsicana where she taught and played
the piano for Sunday School. She was well known for
preparing meals for the Community Food for Fitness program.
She loved taking long walks and rides to the farm with her
husband. All who knew Jeanne will remember her soft sweet
spirit. She spent most of her life making a warm loving home
for her family.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012, at
Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 12,
2012, at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana with
the Rev. Darla Blatnik officiating. A private family
interment will follow.
Pallbearers will be Walt Harper, Matthew Driffill, Dr. Ricky
Rogers, Dr. Mack Boyd, John Remonte and Ronnie Wylie.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Ray Dean Carroll, Dr. J.D.
Carroll, Dr. James Price, Matt Dawson and Rudy Carroll.
Memorials may be made to the Presbyterian Children’s Home
and Services in care of Westminster Presbyterian Church at
132 N. 13th St., Corsicana, TX 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.