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Abrana (Aguilar) Aldama
Mar 16, 1900 - Dec 13, 1976

Mrs. Aldama

Services were at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Westminister Presbyterian Church for Mrs. Gabino Aldama, 76, of Corsicana, who died Monday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. The Rev. Eugene Wood officiated, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. Corley Funeral Home directed.

A native of Eagle Pass, Mrs. Aldama had lived in Corsicana for 60 years. She was a member of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her husband, Gabino Aldama of Corsicana; four sons, John, Ben, and George Aldama, all of Corsicana, and Richard Aldama of Waco, Mrs. Beatrice Gonzales of Corsicana, Mrs. Ruth Fletes of Marlin, and Mrs. Eva Barlow of Chatfield; 16 grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Eugene Stewart, Stuart Beebe, W. W. Dosser, Bill Bradford, David Ralston, Jack Anderson, Harold Davidson, C. B. Sims, C. M. Gillespie, Raymond Hampel, J. W. Albrecht, and Walter Hanan.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Dec 16, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Gabino Aldama d/o Jose Aguilar & Refulia (unk) Aguilar

William Clarence Gunn Sr.
May 22, 1890 - Mar 20, 1975

W. C. Gunn, Sr.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. C. Gunn Sr., 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Mark Winskie and Rev. A. D. Crockrum, Shady Grove Baptist Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Limestone County, lived in Corsicana three years, and was a retired farmer. He was also a member of the Shady Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, two sons, W. C. Gunn Jr. of Pursley and Dwain Gunn of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Maciel Cox and Mrs. Edna Earl Price both of Pursley, Mrs. Eloise Bosley of Richland, Mrs. Julia Mae Rea of Freeport, Mrs. Myrtle Hirell and Mrs. Dorothy Scroggins both of Houston; two brothers of Richland, Willie D. Gunn and Carl Gunn; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Pringle and Mrs. Mildred Bosley both of Wortham and Thora Fay Gunn of Waco; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers include Thomas Dyer, Lewis Tanner, Leslie Warren, Dale Lane, Cecil Humbert, and Curtis Ray Cleamons.

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Tom Braly Welch
Mar 24, 1929 - Jan 11, 1987

Tom Welch

Tom B. Welch, 57, of Corsicana, died Sunday in Dallas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnye Welch of Corsicana; three sons, Jerry Welch, Darrell Welch and Daniel Welch, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Brenda Farmer of Corsicana; a brother Edmund Welch of Seattle, Wa.; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Sorsby, Paul Sorsby, Joe Sorsby, Sammy Sorsby and Wallace Tomlin.

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Jack Youngblood
April 1925 - Mar 27, 1990

Jack Youngblood, 64, of Corsicana, died March 27, 1990, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr., officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Moseleum.

Survivors include his wife
Sue Youngblood of Corsicana; two sons, Gary Youngblood and David Youngblood both of Corsicana; his mother Mrs. Herman Youngblood of Corsicana; one brother, Herman Youngblood Jr., of Waxahachie; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Earl Alpha, G. H. Weatherby, Bobby Ross, Tommy Randle, Ben Sharpley, Dr. L. E. McGary, Louis Palos and Willard Summerall.

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Andrew Mortie Donoho
Jan 14, 1888 - Nov 21, 1971

A.M. Donoho
Services are set for 3 p.m. today for A. M. Donoho, 83, in Corley Funeral Chapel.
Rev. Leroy Reeves will officiate. Burial is to be in Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was a native of Waco and had lived in Corsicana since 1914.
A member of the Baptist church, he was a retired owner and operator of a local radiator shop.
Survivors include his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Father Raymond Donoho of Oklahoma City and Dennis Donoho of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Earl Wright of Corsicana and Mrs. Stanley Palmer of Grand
Prairie; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Halbert of Roswell, N.M., and Miss Ada Donoho of Waco. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Fannie Mae (Simmons) Donoho
May 8, 1892 - Jul 2, 1973

Mrs. Donoho
Services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Fannie Mae Donoho, 81, of Corsicana who died Monday.
morning in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, A. M. Donoho, who died Nov. 21, 1971.
The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate, and burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Surviving are two sons, Dennis Donoho of Corsicana and the Rev. Raymond Donoho of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two daughters,, Mrs. Frances Wright of Corsicana and Mrs. Doris Palmer of Grand Prairie;
11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mae Alice (UNKNOWN) Jackson
Apr 4, 1915 - Dec 5, 1990

Mae Alice Jackson

Mae Alice Jackson, of Corsicana, died Dec. 5, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Baptist Church with the Rev. E. H. Davis officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She was a member of the Jerusalem Chapter 109 of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include one son, Frederick Don Jackson of Las Vegas, Nev.; two daughters, Debra McDaniel of Angus and Alpatrica Mulkey of Austin; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Neal J. Kindle of Lubbock, Bertha Bell McDaniel, Clara Jessie and Josephine Demmings, all of Dallas; and other relatives.

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Rev. Roscoe Gene Dempsey
Sep 11, 1952 - Mar 24, 1990

Rev. Roscoe Dempsey

The Rev. Roscoe Gene Dempsey, 37, of Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, died March 24, 1990, at Parkland Hospital in Dallas.

Wake service will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. James Chaney will officiate. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Dempsey, of Dallas; one daughter, Kendra Dempsey and Stepdaughter LaQuinta Brooks, both of Dallas; one son, Kevin Dempsey of Dallas; mother Margie Dempsey of Corsicana; four brothers, Charles Dempsey, Bobby Brown and James Dempsey all of Port Arthur and Leonard Dempsey of Corsicana; two sisters, Madylon Allen of Dallas, Christell Davis of Corsicana; one aunt, India Brown of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Gregory Stewart, William Collins, Michael Jackson.

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Robert Earl Thomas
Jan 1, 1944 - Mar 15, 1995

Robert Earl Thomas

Robert Earl Thomas, 51, of Rice died March 15, 1995 in Navarro Regional Hospital.

A wake service will be held from 7-8 p.m. Sunday at Ross and Johnson Morturary in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at crossway Church of God in Christ in Rice, with Elder Claude Waites officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery under the direction Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Pallbearers will be Mr. Thomas’ nephews.

He is survived by seven children, David and Ivory Thomas both of Corsicana, Roger Thomas of Ennis, Alice Thomas of California, and Peggy, Mack and Michael Thomas, all of Dallas; his mother, Fannie Thomas of Rice; five sisters, Beatrice Felder, Bonnie Thomas, Freda Pickard, Ethel Hawkins and Leora Hawkins; two brothers, Dewey Thomas and Henry Thomas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Robert Nolen, Jr.
abt 1915 - Aug 14, 1985

Robert Nolen Jr.
Robert Nolen Jr., 70, of Corsicana died Wednesday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Wilgo Baptist Church with the Rev. E. H. Davis officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Quiet hour will be from 7-8 p.m. Friday at Scott Funeral Home Chapel.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Brandon Nolen of Corsicana; a daughter, Barbara Nolen of Los Angeles, Calif.; a son Robert Nolen 111 of Los Angeles; four step-children, Tabitha Ann Nolen, Annie Lue Nolen, Edward Earl Nolen and Joe Willie Nolen, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Marshall Nolen, Adolphus Nolen and Luby Nolen, all of Corsicana; an uncle and aunt.

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Willie Pearl (Thompson) Thomas
abt. 1903 - Aug 13, 1985

Mrs. Willie Thomas
DALLAS—Mrs. Willie Pearl Thomas, 82, Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, died Tuesday morning in the Sunnyvale Manor Rest Home in Dallas.

The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. W. L. Milus officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements are with Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

She was a member of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Lillie Bell Hudson of San Francisco; two brothers, Lee Thompson of Mexia and Robert Thompson of Dallas; three sisters, Mary Stallworth of Ferris, Leella Moffitt of Mexia and Ruthie Stevenson of Dallas; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Minnie Dupree of Dallas; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and 75 step-great-grandchildren.

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Rosetta (Scott) Meadows
Apr 2, 1921 - Apr 24, 1997

Rosetta Meadows

Rosetta Meadows, 76, of Corsicana died April 24, at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held today at the Eastside Church of Christ at 11 a.m. with Bro W.W. Wilmore officiating. burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kenny Ballard, Donald Ballard, Michael Ballard, William Ballard, Marshall Deeds, and Lee Strain.

Mrs. Meadows was born April 2, 1921 in Navarro County. She was a faithful member of Eastside Church of Christ for 70 years.

She is survived by 3 daughters; Loretta Carts of Mexia, Mary Andrews and Leslie Meadows both of Corsicana; two sisters; Naomi Ballard of Corsicana, and Zenobia McGriff of California; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

Mrs. Meadows is preceded in death by her husband, Willie T. Meadows; a son, Willie Meadows,, Jr.; 3 brothers Louis Scott, Robert Scott, Leonard Scott; one sister, Hattie M. Williams.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Christell (Dempsey) Davis
Dec 6, 1941 - Jan 2, 1997

Christell Dempsey Davis

Christell Dempsey Davis, 55, of Kerens, died Jan. 2, at East Texas Medical Center.

Wake services will be held from 7-8 tonight at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be family and friends.

Mrs. Davis was born Dec. 6, 1941, in Franklin. She was employed by the Navarro County MHMR for about 15 years.

Mrs. Davis is survived by her husband, Willie J. Davis; two step-sons, Harold and Ronnie Davis of Houston; sister Madylon Allen of Dallas; three brothers, Bobby Brown and Leonard Dempsey both of Dallas and James Dempsey of Port Arthur, and aunt India Brown of Dallas.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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William Guy Tramel Jr.
Dec 21, 1924 - Dec 24, 1955

Will Tramel Jr.,
Killed Saturday
Near Richland
Navarro county's 17th traffic fatality of 1955 was recorded about 12:30 a. m. Saturday.
An automobile occupied by Will Tramel, Jr., 30, of 3007 Primrose, Arlington Heights, Fort Worth, native of Bazette, overturned three times on Highway 14 about 3 1-2 miles south of Richland.
Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon and State Highway Patrolman Ralph Reaves investigated the accident and reported, the vehicle apparently,
went out of control on a curve. Tramel, who was traveling alone, was thrown about, 80 feet Into a pasture "alongside the highway.
The car was demolished. A Corley ambulance answered the call.
Tramel resided at Bazette until about a year ago.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon Saturday, but will be held sometime Monday with Griffin Funeral Home in charge.
Surviving, are a sister, Mrs. Pauline Bassham, Texas City; two brothers, Elmo Tramel Fort Worth and Jerry Tramel, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

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Tuesday Rites For Will Tramel

Funeral services for Will, Tramel, Jr., 31, Corsicana and Fort Worth, native of Bazette, was held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Firsth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Tramel’s death Saturday morning on Highway 14 about 3 ½ miles south of Richland when his car went out of control was the 17th traffic fatality in Navarro county this year. Highway Patrolman Ralph Reaves and Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon investigated and reported that Tramel’s body was thrown into a pasture 30 feet from his car that overturned three times when it went out of control on a curve. He was traveling alone.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Pauline Bassham, Texas City; two brothers, Elmo Tramel, Fort Worth, and Jerry Tramel, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy Crocker, Louis Vernon, Roy Tohl, Foy Brown, Allen Albritton, Aubrey Wheeler and Pete Parrish.

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Joseph Owen Sessions
Sep 14, 1882 - Sep 12, 1955

Former County Official Dies; Funeral Tuesday
KERENS, Sept. 12— (Spl.)— J. O. Sessions, 73, prominent singer, Methodist and former county commissioner, died in the Nan Travis Memorial Hospital in Jacksonville early Monday morning following a several months illness.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist Church here Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Prairie Point cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist Church in Temple, formerly of the local church, and Rev. B. R. McCauley, pastor.
Born in the Buffalo community, he was a life-long resident of Navarro County.
Sessions was one of the organizers and formerly was president of the East Texas Singing Convention.
He served as secretary-treasurer of the convention until failing health caused his retirement from the post at the last annual meeting held a few months ago at the Navarro Junior College auditorium in Corsicana.
He served several terms as commissioner from Precinct 2, and was was in demand as a lay speaker for his church throughout this area for many years.
Surviving are his wife of Kerens; three sons, F. O. Sessions Santa Rita, N. M.; K. F. Sessions Kerens, and G. A. Sessions, Los Angeles, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. R. D. Jones, Santa Rita, N. M.; Mrs. E. A. Fields, Houston; Mrs. Floyd Dotson, Rusk, and Miss Opha Sessions, Kerens; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Sessions, Kerens, and other relatives.
Palbearers will be Lester Walker, Homer Marshall, Dock Fields, C. R. Sessions, Milton Johnston, Edwin Howell, Henry Atkeisson and Roy Upchurch.
Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Zachariah Westbrook, Jr.
Jul 1916 - Jun 17, 1920

Death of Little Boy.
Zack, the four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Zack Westbrook. died at Kerens today after a week's illness with bowel trouble.

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Leslie Elizabeth (Crocker) Sims-Levi
Jan 23, 1895 - Feb 7, 1978

Mrs. Levi

KERENS—Services were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens for Mrs. Leslie Levi, 83, resident of Kerens, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Van Houser officiated, with burial following at Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Sims of Galveston and Billy Sims of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Jenkins of Kerens, Mrs. Doris Mills of Port O’Conner and Sally Luchel of Hitchcock, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two brothers Alvin Crocker of Dallas and Robert Crocker of Malakoff; and two sisters, Mrs. Eula Mae Stewart of Oregon and Mrs. Louise DeValle of California.

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Elmer Henry Levi
Feb 18, 1893 - May 15, 1973

Elmer H. Levi

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Elmer H. Levi, 80, resident of Kerens, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Olin Boles and Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point cemetery.

He was a member of the Baptist church and a retired carpenter.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Leslie Levi of Kerens; two step-sons, Jack Sims of Galveston and Billie Sims of Houston; three step-daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Jenkins of Kerens, Mrs. Doris Mills of Port O’Connor, and Mrs. Sally Luckel of Hitchcock, Tex.; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Stewart and Mrs. Ella Peterson, both of Tacoma, Washington, and Mrs. Mildred Lynch of Algona, Washington, and seven grandchildren.

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James Thomas “Tom” Sims
Dec 7, 1880 - Dec 31, 1938

Kerens Man Buried On Last Sunday

KERENS, Jan. 7.—(Spl.) Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church on Sunday, January 1, at 1:30 p.m. for Tom Simms, 57, a native of Kerens for the past 30 years, he having been born and reared in Bazette.

Mr. Simms is survived by his wife and six children, Mrs. Doris Edwards, Mrs. Dean Kent, Miss Sylvester Simms of Texas City, Jimmie Lois and Billie Simms of Kerens, and Jack Simms of Galveston. Two brothers, John Simms, and Edd Simms of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. M. F. Albritton, Childress, and Mrs. J. C. Albritton, of Alvin. Pallbearers were H. A. Quauite, J. A. Paschael, L. Murphey, Fay Redford, Eddie Smith, and Bob Ford.

Services were conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the church of which Mr. Simms had been a member for several years. Interment was in the Prairie Point cemetery under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Among those from out of town who attended the services were: Bob Albritton, Childress; Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Watt, Miss Fannie Kirk, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Simms and family of Corsicana.

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Susan Dorothy (Cooper) Sessions
Dec 8, 1884 - Mar 22, 1975

Mrs. Sessions

KERENS—Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens for Mrs. Susan Dorothy Sessions, 90, resident of Kerens who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Clyde Campbell, Bazette Baptist Church pastor, and Rev. Glen Jones will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point cemetery. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

Her husband J. O. Sessions preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Bazette Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hazel Jones of Kerens, Miss Otha Sessions of Kerens, and Mrs. Tanzel Fields of Houston; three sons, Farris Sessions of New Mexico, Kenneth Sessions of Kerens, and Glenn Sessions of Dallas and a number of grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Mary Willie “Mollie” (Barnaby) DuBose
Jan 19, 1876 - Sep 17, 1948

Mrs. W. E. Dubose Funeral Services Saturday 4 P. M.

Mrs. W. E. DuBose, aged 72, years, life-long resident of this community, died at her home Friday evening at 9 o’clock following a several months’ illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Wade E. DuBose, Dallas, and Fred A. DuBose, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Marcus L. Riley, Teague and, and Mrs. H. J. Gondolf, Austin; two brothers, J. M. Barnaby, Bartlesville, Okla., and Walter Barnaby, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lee Frazier, Roane; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Palbearers will be Truly Etheredge, Raymond Myrick, Joe Farmer, David Castles, J. A. Collins and E. B. Stokes.

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Walter Eugene DuBose
Feb 7, 1874 - Jul 13, 1954

Wednesday Rites For W. E. DuBose
Funeral services for W. E. DuBose, 80, retired farmer, who died at Twilight Home Tuesday night following a short illness, were held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Eureka, DuBose had resided in Zion’s Rest and Corsicana practically all his life.

Surviving are two sons, Wade E. Dubose, Dallas, and Fred A. DuBose, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. L. Riley, Teague, and Mrs. Wilburn Weaver, Austin; eight grandchildren, six great-grand-children; a brother, J. M. DuBose, Corbet, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl F. Mirus, Raymond Myrick, Truly Etheredge, J. A. Collins, Stokes Armstrong and David Castles.

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W. E. DuBose, 80, Expires Tuesday, Rites Wednesday

W. E. DuBose, 80, native of Navarro county, retired farmer, died at the Twilight Home early Tuesday night following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Born at Eureka, DuBose was a farmer in the Zion’s Rest community until he retired a few years ago, and since that time has resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are two sons, Wade E. DuBose, Dallas, and Fred A. DuBose, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. M. L. Riley, Teague, and MRs. Wilburn Weaver, Austin; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, J. M. DuBose, Corbet, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Carl F. Mirus, Raymond Myrick, Truly Etheredge, J. A. Collins, Stokes Armstrong and David Castles.

Griffin Funeral Home directs.

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Jessie D. “J. D.” Dunlap, Jr.
Jan 1, 1909 - Jun 6, 1942

FUNERAL SATURDAY J. D. DUNLAP; BURIAL OAKWOOD CEMETERY
Funeral rites will be held for J. D. Dunlap, aged 33 years, from the Corley Funeral Chapel Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ross G. Smith, pastor of the Central Methodist church.
Dunlap was fatally shot with a pistol Thursday night at the Primary training school of Air Activities of Texas several miles southeast of Corsicana. Allen B. Callaway surrendered a short time later at the county jail and was charged Friday with murder before Judge Pat Geraughty. Bond was set at $1000 to await the action of the grand jury.. Both principals were guards at the air school.
Officers said the shooting followed an altercation involving Callaway and Ocic Renfrew, brother-in-law of the deceased and also a guard.
Both Callaway and Renfrew are veteran peace officers.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Richard, Glenn, Jackie and Kenneth Dunlap; mother, Mrs. Jess Dunlap; four sister, Mrs. L. W. Turns. Mrs. R. E. Lennon, Mrs. W. M. Lynch and Mrs. Ocie Renfrow, all of Corcicana; two brothers, J. W. Dunlap, Corsicana, and Albert Dunlap, Brenham; and a
niece, Mrs. Arthur King, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Corley is directing.

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ONE DEAD RESULT SHOOTING; MURDER COMPLAINT FILED J. D. DUNLAP KILLED AND ALLEN CALLAWAY SURRENDERED
TO OFFICERS
One man is dead and another is charged by complaint with murder as the result of a shooting affair at the entrance of the Corsicana primary training school of Air Activities of Texas early Thursday night. Both principals were guards at the school.
J. D. Dunlap, aged 33 years, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and 8. Hospital by physicians, officers disclosed, and Allen B. Callaway, veteran peace officer, surrendered to George Massey, jailer, at the county jail a short time later. Dunlap was struck by several pistol bullets, said to have been fired from a .38-callbre pistol. Officers said that Dunlap was armed. The shooting was reported to have followed an altercation involving Callaway and Ocie Renfrow, also a guard and former peace officer, and brother-in-law of Dunlap, Officers At Scene. A Corley ambulance answered the call. Sheriff Cap Curington and Deputy Sheriff B. V. Hatley and Highway Patrolmen Frank Jercik and Aubrey Crockett and other officers went immediately to the scene of the shooting and were Joined by Charles T. Banister, criminal district attorney, who inaugurated an investigation.
The formal murder charge was signed by Sheriff Curington and was accepted by Criminal District Attorney Banister. It was filed Friday morning before Judge Pat Geraughty in Justice court.
After examining trial was waived by Callaway,: bond was set at $1,000 to await the action of the grand jury. The case was to be transcripted to the district court during the day. The grand Jury is in recess, subject to call.
Funeral Saturday.
Funeral services for Dunlap will be held sometime Saturday from the Corley Funeral Chapel, Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ross G. Smith, pastor of the Central Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, Richard, Glenn, Jackie and Kenneth Dunlap; mother, Mrs. Jess Dunlap; four' sisters, Mrs. L. W. Turns, Mrs. R. E. Lennon, Mrs. W. M. Lynch and Mrs. Ocie Renfrew, all of Corsicana; two brothers, J. W. Dunlap, Corsicana, and Albert Dunlap, Brenham;
a niece, Mrs. Arthur King, and other relatives.

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Surley L. Dublin
Aug 8, 1900 - Apr 24, 1993

S. L. Dublin

S. L. Dublin, 92, of Corsicana, died April 24, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was born Aug. 8, 1900, in Mount Selma, Texas. He lived in Corsicana for nearly 70 years where he was a retired Ford dealer and investor. He married the former Amanda ”Dollie” Cooper in August of 1925. He served on the Board of Directors of Twilight Nursing Home for 20 years and was vice-president and chairman of the building committee when the Twilight Home was built. He also served on the board of The Salvation Army for many years, the board of the Fleming Foundation for Boys of Navarro County, and the Blanche Terry Scholarship Fund. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church and a 67-year member of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dollie Dublin of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law, Ruth Berry of Madisonville; one brother-in-law, Harris Cooper of California; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Zane Stites, Bill Bradford, Pete Walton, Ned Polk, Carter Braselton, Stuart Beebe, Oliver Albritton, David Ralston, Sr. and David Brown.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Travis Knight, George Williams and Rufus Shell.

Memorials may be made to a charity of choice or to the Family Life Center, c/o First Baptist Church, 501 W. Collin, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

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Eloise (Forester) Knight
Mar 19, 1914 - Nov 3, 1997

Eloise Forester Knight

Eloise Forester Knight, 83, of Corsicana died Nov. 3, in Corsicana.

Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Buddy Pettigrew of the First Christian Church officiating and Rev. Carl Fuller assisting. Burial will follow in the Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Knight was born March 19, 1914, in Athens.

Mrs. Knight is survived by her husband, Mr. Travis Knight of Corsicana; son, Bill and Susie Knight of Crockett; granddaughter, Kimberly Austin of Houston; grandson Kraig and Hallye Knight of Flower Mound; granddaughter, Kristi Knight of Manhatten, Kansas; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Francis Davis of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Mamie Lee (Adams) Montfort-Willoughby
Apr 26, 1909 - Apr 5, 1997

Mamie Lee Willoughby

Mamie Lee Willoughby, 88, a retired U. S. Postal clerk, died Saturday, April 5, in Arlington.

Services were Monday April 7 in Arlington. The burial was in Corsicana.

Mamie Willoughby was born April 26, 1909, in Ackworth, Ga., and was a long-time Arlington resident. She attended the Martha Berry Schools in Georgia. She was a member of the Colonial Dames of XVII Century.

She was preceded in death by husbands, Robert R. Willoughby of Arlington and Davis T. Montfort of Corsicana.

She is survived by son, Davis T. Montfort of Arlington; daughters, Virginia Montfort and Frances Emily Nolley both of Dallas; brother, Frank Adams of Dallas; sister, Mrs. Luther Clark of Dallas; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Arlington Funeral Home.

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Earl Skinner McLain
Sep 25, 1902 - Aug 15, 1986

Earl S. McLain

Earl Skinner McLain, 83, of Blooming Grove, died Friday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery in Mertens.

Survivors include his wife, Lucille, Blooming Grove; two sons, Dell and Earl both of Blooming Grove; a daughter, Wanda Gillen of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 16, 1986
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Richland Cemetery, Mertens, Texas
  • h/o Lucille (Horton) McLain;  s/o John Marion McLain & Mary Letha (Dale) McLain


John Thomas Murphy
abt 1915 - Aug 12, 1986

J. T. Murphy

J. T. Murphy, 71, of Marlin, died Tuesday in Waco.

Graveside services were held Friday at the Wortham Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was a native of Navarro County, a career officer in the U. S. Army and had served in World War II.

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Harold Edwin Moran
May 24, 1943 - Mar 27, 1990

Harold Moran

Harold Moran, 47, of Chatfield, died March 27, 1990, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Austin, Ark.

He was a member of the Northside Baptist Church and owner of Corsicana Bedding Company.

Survivors include his wife, Gail Moran, of Chatfield; one son and daughter-in-law, Carroll and Shelly Moran of Chatfield; father and step-mother, Edwin and Mary Moran of Ward, Ark,; two brothers, Raymond Moran of Austin, Ark., and Gary Moran of Roane; one sister, Louise Simmons of Austin, Ark.; two granddaughters, Jacey Moran and Marcey Moran, both of Chatfield; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Annie Lee (Thames) Utsey
May 18, 1919 - Sep 13, 1991

Annie Lee Utsey

Annie Lee Utsey, 72, of Teague, died Sept. 13, 1991, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Mexia.

Services were 5 p.m. Saturday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague, with the Rev. Royce Sanders and the Rev. Bobby Myers officiating. Burial was in Driver Cemetery in Teague; two daughters, Jimmie Lee Hales of Buffalo, and Marsha Utsey of Teague; one son, James Ray Utsey of Streetman; her parents, Frank and Annie May Thames of Teague; two sisters, Jessie Martin of Teague, and Gladys White of Buffalo; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Sep 15, 1991
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Driver Cemetery, Freestone Co., TX
  • w/o James Madison “Jim” Utsey; d/o Frank Lee Thames & Annie May (Blakeley) Thames

Ronny Lee Horn
Oct 20, 1951 -  April 18, 1993

Ronny L. Horn

Ronny Lee Horn, 41, Washington, D. C., died April 18, 1993, at Georgetown Medical Center in Washington D. C.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

He was born Oct. 20, 1951, in Waco. Raised in Hubbard, he moved in 1980 from Dallas to Washington, D.C. He was employed by International Office of Operations for the IRS, which included extensive travel in Europe and the Middle East. In 1988, he was promoted to senior program analysis in the IRS Office of Information Systems Development where he helped design logistics for implementing tax procedures for the year 2000 and beyond. He received more than 12 citations from the IRS for outstanding service. He was valedictorian of Hubbard High School class of 1970. He graduated from Baylor University in 1974. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hubbard.

He was preceded in death by his father, James Clinton Horn in 1988 and his mother, Eva Lee Taylor Horn, in 1990.

Survivors include two brothers, Herbert Horn of Dallas and James Horn of New York, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Memorials may be made to the Hubbard Fairview Cemetery Association.

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Raymond C. Donoho
Jul 18, 1917 - Apr 20, 1993

Raymond C. Donoho

Raymond C. Donoho, 75, died April 20, 1993.

Services were Wednesday, April 21 and Thursday, April 22 in Little Rock, Ark.

He was born in Corsicana on July 18, 1917 and was ordained as a priest on May 22, 1945.

Survivors include his brothers, Carmelite Friars of San Antonio; his sisters, Frances Wright of Corsicana and Doris Palmer, of Grand Prairie; one sister-in-law, Gladys Boyd of Corsicana, and eight nephews.

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Billy Joe Morgan
May 22, 1925 - Dec 11, 1971

B. J. Morgan
KILLEEN—The death of a former Corsicana service station operator shortly after midnight Saturday morning was still under investigation by law enforcement officials late Saturday night.

Billy Joe Morgan, owner of Bill's Wrecker Service in Killeen, was found dead at his office desk. Cause of death had not yet been determined.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mr. Morgan was a native of Navarro County and at one time operated a service station on State Hwy. 75 north of Corsicana. He had lived in Killeen about 15 years.

Survivors include a stepmother, Mrs. Cassie Morgan of Frost; two sons, Ronnie Morgan of Killeen and Randy Morgan of Dallas; a daughter, the former Darlene Morgan of Lewisville, Tex.; two brothers, Mark Morgan of, Rice and Porter Morgan of Dallas; two sisters, Dorothy Steele of Waco and Helen Barham of Seguin.

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Amy Evora (Jackson) Madden
Oct 13, 1886 - May 7, 1963

Mrs. Madden Rites Thursday

Mrs. Amy Madden, 76, native of Wilson County, Texas, died late Tuesday at 315 West Sixth avenue.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Paul Capehart, Dallas, Cumberland Presbyterian church pastor, and Bro Kenneth Hanna of the local Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are three sons, E. C. (Cotton) Madden, Sweeney; Earl E. Madden, Corsicana and Marres L. Madden, Big Spring; four daughters, Mrs. Feltus Montgomery, El Paso; Mrs. Paul J. Rash, Corsicana; Mrs. Bill Ewing, Jr., Odessa, and Mrs. Rex E. Copeland, Port Arthur; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Betty Batson, North Zulch; Mrs. Delia Childres, Texas City, and Mrs. Kate Folsom, Killeen; three brothers, Gordie Jackson, San Angelo; Stonewall Jackson, Sugar Land, and Jim Jackson, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 8, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Death Certificate states death due to poorly ventilated room—carbon monoxide poisoning)
  • w/o John William Madden d/o John Denman Jackson & Narcissus Avelvidere (McWhorter) Jackson

Lee Arthur Pugh, Jr.
Nov 7, 1904 - Dec 24, 1976

Lee Pugh

Services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lee A. Pugh, Jr., 72, resident of Corsicana for the past 10 years and a retired postal employe, who died Friday night at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Hayes R. White of First Presbyterian Church in Ennis officiated, burial followed at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Dena Pugh of Corsicana; a son and daughter-in-law, Wallace and Sherry Pugh of San Antonio; a granddaughter, Lisa Pugh of Waco; his mother, Mrs. Lee A. Pugh, Sr. of Waco; two brothers Robert Lynn Pugh of Austin and Billy Ray Pugh of Victoria; a sister, Mrs. Loraine Robinson of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hugh M. Stewart, R. L. Thigpin, W. W. McLauchlin, W. D. Ralston, Harold Davidson and S. J. Beebee.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Dec 28, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Clara Lorene (Pate) Taylor
Nov 25, 1909 - Apr 19, 1974

Mrs. Taylor
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Clara L. Taylor, 64, Corsicana, who died Friday in M. D.
Anderson Hospital in Houston after an illness of several weeks. The Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park here.

Surviving are her husband, Coy E. Taylor; five sons, William A., Joe Bill and Edward Ray Milligan, all of Corsicana; Fred Elliot Milligan, Dallas, and Robert Boyd Milligan, Garland; two daughters, Mrs. Edith Foley, Garland, and Mrs. Sandra Metcalf, Waco; 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Milligan, Gary Milligan, David Bassham, Dan Glenn, Larry White and James Wright.

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Dorothy Irene (Peacock) Lynch
Jan 20, 1921 - Oct 18, 1976

Mrs. Lynch

Funeral was at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Dorothy Irene Lynch, 55 of Corsicana, who died Monday in Memorial Hospital, The Rev. Maurice McLeroy officiated, with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a Corsicana native, and had lived here all her life. She was a former employee of Hashops Drug Store.

Survivors include her husband, Edgar D. Lynch of Corsicana; her mother, Mrs. George H. Peacock, of Houston; two brothers, George H. Peacock Jr. of Midland and Robert H. Peacock of Corsicana; by three sisters; Mrs. M. D. Beard of Houston; Mrs. T. W. Carrington of Longview; and Mrs. J. T. Griffin of Ore City, Texas. Nephews served as pallbearers.

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Mary Elizabeth (Kelly) Easterling
Feb 28, 1889 - Apr 28, 1973

Mrs. Easterling

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Easterling, 81, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt and the Rev. Dean L. Bearden will officiate. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

A native of Mississippi, she had been a resident of Corsicana since 1929 and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, Vernon L. Easterling, Corsicana; J. M. Easterling, Houston, and Norman Easterling, Arlington; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Mae Nutt, Eureka; Mrs. Lois Anderson, Emhouse, and Mrs. Betty Jo Middleton, Corsicana; 22 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

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Dwaine Paul Easterling
Oct 10, 1933 - Mar 19, 1995

Dwaine Easterling
Dwaine Easterling, 61, of Pleasant Grove, died March 19, 1995, in Pleasant Grove.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Eureka Cemetery, with Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Services will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Mr. Easterling was born Oct. 10. 1933, in Eureka. He was a member of the First Pentecostal Church of God.
He is survived by his wife, Maggie Easterling of Corsicana; one sister Verna Story of Pleasant Grove; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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John James Sullivan, Judge
Feb 11, 1859 - Apr 10, 1931

J. J. SULLIVAN
DIED AT HOME HERE FRIDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SATURDAY AFTNOON WITH BURIAL FOLLOWING AT EUREKA

James J. Sullivan, aged 72 years, native of Georgia, but resident of Navarro county 40 years, died at his home, 621 West Fourth Avenue. Friday morning at 7:10 o’clock after an illness of four years, and the funeral services will be held at the United Presbyterian church, of which he was a member and elder for many years, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. E. McStravick, pastor. Burial will be made in the Eureka cemetery.
Judge Sullivan was born in Newton county, Ga., Feb. 11, 1859. In 1887 he came to Wortham, where he resided, until 1891, when he moved to Eureka, where he resided until he moved to Corsicana in 1919. He was justice of the peace and postmaster at Eureka for many years, and was justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Places 1 and 2, for several years. Judge Sullivan was stricken with pralysis while justice of the peace, Precint 1, Place 2, four years ago and suffered a second stroke Saturday night.
In 1884 he was married to Margaret Rebecca Castles, who died April 7, 1911, and was married to Mrs. Nannie McElroy Sullivan, April 8, 1912.
Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. H. Sullivan, Corsicana; E. W. Sullivan and D. I Sullivan, both of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. E. P. Watkins, Corsicana; Mrs. J. N. Thomas, Corsicana; Mrs. E. W. O’Daniel, Corsicana; and Mrs. L. O. Tekell, Whittier, California; and 18 grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be the three sons and four sons-in-law. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family in Eureka and Corsicana.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. J. SULLIVAN ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for James J. Sullivan, 72, who died at his home 521 West Fourth avenue, Friday morning after an illness of four years, were held from the United Presbyterian church, of which he was a member and elder for many years, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with burial in the
Eureka cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. C. E. McStravick, pastor of the church.

Judge Sullivan was stricken with paralysis four years ago and suffered a second attack Saturday.

He was born in Georgia, but had resided in Texas 44 years, moving to Wortham from Georgia where he resided four years before moving to Eureka where he resided 28 years prior to moving to Corsicana. He was postmaster and justice of the peace at Eureka for a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana where he was a justice of the peace several years, and also was engaged in the grain business. He served several terms as justice of the peace the peace, precinct 1, place 1, and was judge of precinct 1, place 2 at the time of his illness.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. H. Sullivan, Corsicana; E. W. Sullivan and D. I. Sullivan, both of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. E. P. Watkins, Mrs. J. N. Thomas, and Mrs. E. W. O’Daniel all of Corsicana; and Mrs. L. O. Tekell, Whittier, California; and eighteen grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were the three sons and four son-in-laws. Honorary pallbearers were friends in Corsicana and Eureka.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Thurman Hodge Parish
Jan 1, 1912 - Apr 29, 1969

Parish Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 11 a. m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Thurman Parish, 57, Wilmer, who died Tuesday. The Rev. Edgar A. Terrell officiated. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, a son, seven grandchildren, his mother, four sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 1, 1969
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • This is the information on the death certificate. It says John J. but all the info is correct for James which the newspaper says. The census also says John J. Sullivan.

    John J. Sullivan Gender: Male Burial Date: 11 Apr 1931 Burial Place: Death Date: 10 Apr 1931 Death Place: Corsicana, Navarro, Texas Age: 72 Birth Date: 11 Feb 1859 Birthplace: Newton County, Ga. Occupation: Justice Peace Race: White Marital Status: Married Spouse's Name: Mrs. John J. Sullivan Father's Name: John Sullivan Father's Birthplace: Ga. Mother's Name: Mary Burns Mother's Birthplace: Indexing Project (Batch) Number: B75266-8 System Origin: Texas-EASy Source Film Number: 1517096 Reference Number: 70

    h/o Opal (McCaslin) Parish s/o per death certificate Joseph L. Parish & Leona (Jordan) Parish

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Thurman Parish
d. Apr 1969

Thurman Parish, 57, native of Athens, died Tuesday in Lancaster. He resided in Wilmer and was a member of the Castleberry Baptist Church of Fort Worth.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Edgar A. Terrell officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Wilmer; a daughter, Mrs. Jack Lockmiller, Wilmer; a son, Weldon Don Parish, Fort Worth; seven grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Mattie Adketson, Dallas; four brothers, Billy, Joy, Jodie and Lester Adketson, all of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Inza Rodgers, Fort Worth; Mrs. Cecil Pilgrim, Irving; Mrs. Pete Green, Houston, and Mrs. Maggie Chandler, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Danna Parish, Eddie Parish, Jimmy Banks, James McCaslin, Emmett McCaslin, Floyd Rosler, Reggie Rosier and Marshall McCaslin.

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Robert Thomas Swanson
Feb 20, 1944 - Feb 8, 1978

Robert Swanson

Services were at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Robert Swanson, 33, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday after a long illness. He was owner of Swanson Blue Top Grocery.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Larry Grosser officiated, with burial following at Eureka cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Shirley Swanson of Corsicana; a son, Jeff Swanson of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Clara Cantrell of Corsicana, his grandmother, Mrs. Ella Swanson of Corsicana; and four brothers, Fred Swanson of Navarro, Larry Swanson of Kingsboro, M. B. Swanson and Jerral Swanson, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Luther Palos, David Porter, Jerry Lambert, Herman Sanchez, Randy Cooper, and Troy Miles.

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G. L. Parker
Rites Sunday

Services for G. L. Parker, 79, native of Georgia, who died Friday morning in Tyler, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial
in the Hamilton cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.
A retired cafe operator, Parker resided at Jamestown, N.D. for many years before moving to Tyler three years ago.
Surviving are a son, Lee Parker, Jr., Irving; two brothers, Sam Parker, Corsicana, and F. L. (Bud) Parker, California; two sisters, Mrs. Delana Rawson, Tyler, and Mrs. Lavada Waggoner, Truth or Consequences, N. M., and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Ralph Smalling, R. T. Gowan, Hugh Cummins, Tom Gowan, C. C. Hutson and A. D. Thomas

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Neal McDonald
Jun 2, 1910 - Oct 21, 1915

Remains interred Today.
The remains of Neil McDonald, the five-year-old son of Ed McDonald of Pinkston, who died at the Physicians & Surgeons hospital yesterday afternoon were interred at Black Hills today.

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William Marshall Anderson
Sep 19, 1880 - Sep 3, 1963

W. H. Anderson
Services Held
Funeral services for W. M. Anderson, 82, retired farmer who died Tuesday at the Bryan Rest Home, 308 West Seventh avenue, were held from the
Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10 a. m. The rites were conducted L. W. Mayo, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ and Rev. A. O. Hendry, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church Burial was in the Black Hills Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Robert Anderson, Kerens; Keely Anderson, Emhouse, and Ed L. Anderson. Waxahachie; seven
grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five sisters, Mrs. A. L. Adams and Mrs. Roy Bunch, both of Corsicana; Helen Adams, Fort Worth;
Altie Howard, Waco, and Mrs. J. Y. Deere, Linden, Tenn. and other relatives.
Anderson resided in the Emhouse community for 50 years He was a native of Cassaway Tenn.
Pallbearers were J. E. Turner, R. M. Middleton, Earl Brown, Swint Huling, Ralph Chaney and Vernon L. Easterling.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Jones
Apr 1915 - Nov 29, 1915

Infant Died Last Night.
The 6-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Jones died at their home in the Pinkston community last night and the remains were interred
at Black Hills this afternoon at 2 o'clock.

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Bettie Ray
May 19, 1864 - May 22, 1915

DIED AT WHITE CHAPEL.
Maiden Lady Passes Away After a Long Illness.
Miss Bettie Ray, aged 52 years, died in the White Chapel community last night after a long illness of dropsy.
The deceased made her home with her brother-in-law, J. S. Bolin, and had many friends who are pained at her death.
The remains were interred at Black Hills this afternoon at 4 o'clock.

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Clarence E. Sullivan
Jun 19, 1895 - Oct 6, 1915

CLARENCE SULLIVAN DEAD.

Young Man Passes Away This Morning at Black Hills.
Clarence Sullivan, aged 20 years, who lives four miles northwest of here, died today at 11:15 a. m. and his remains will be interred in the Black Hills Cemetery tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock.

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Abbie Jewel (Price) King
Apr 1, 1897 - Jul 26, 1972

Mrs. King

Mrs. J. M. King, 75, died Wednesday in Texas City. She was a former Corsicana resident.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, M. R. King of Texas City; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. D. F. Puritt of Texas City.

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Mrs. King

Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. M. King, 75, former Corsicana resident who died Wednesday in Texas City. Burial will be in
Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a sister.

Rev. Maurice McLeroy, Memorial Baptist Church, will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Darrell King, Dan King, Mike King, Cliff King, Edward Anderson and Billy Pruitt.

Honorary pallbearers will be Joe Gregory, Lonnie Davis and Roscoe King.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 28, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joe Merlin King married Nov. 16, 1913; d/o Joseph H. “Joe” Price & Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Brinley) Price

Walter Scott Brenton, Jr.
Dec 16, 1921 - Apr 26, 1973

W. S. Brenton
Funeral services for Walter S. Brenton, Jr., 49, native Corsicana and resident of Dallas the past 15 years, were at 11 a.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Williams officiated and burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery. He died Thursday in Dallas.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. E. N. Spence of Corsicana; and two brothers Aubrey Brenton of Dallas and John Everett Brenton of California.

Pallbearers were Billy Don DeMoss, M. E. Parker, Raymond Belt, James Phelps, Buck DeMoss and Rudolf Lake.

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George Lee Anderson
Sep 22, 1902 - Aug 23, 1964

G. L. Anderson Rites Tuesday

George L. Anderson, 61, retired farmer, native of Purdon, Route 1, died Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. H. Bradbury, Baptist minister of Fort Worth.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Addie York, Corsicana; a brother, Dan Anderson, Wilcox, Ariz.; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Douglas York, Sammie Ward, Robert Robinson, Wilburn Ivie, Eddie Ward and Tucker Covington.

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Annie Bell (Ellis) Anderson
Jul 27, 1908 - Dec 17, 1963

Hold Services Mrs. Anderson
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Bell Anderson, 55, wife of G. L. Anderson of Purdon, were held Thursday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Bradbury, Baptist minister.


Mrs. Anderson, a native of San Jacinto county, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday.

Surviving are her husband, two brothers, Mack Ellis and Jessie Boyd Ellis, both of Mexia; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Ridge, Groesbeck, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Glyn Wayne Ivie, David Ivie, Nelson Ward, Preston York, Robert Robinson and Sonny Ward.

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Emily Bell (Berry) Owen
Jul 5, 1882 - Jul 25, 1965

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Owen

Funeral services for Mrs. Emily Belle Owen, 83, who died Sunday in Memorial hospital, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Wesley Methodist church of which she was a member. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Delbert Taylor, Jr., pastor, assisted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, Methodist minister, and Rev. O. A. Hendry, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Edward L. Owen, Corsicana; two sons, Elmer L. Owen, Dallas, and Weldon Owen, Emhouse; three daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Bone and Mrs. Betty Allen, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Mae Easley, Corsicana; a brother, Edgar Berry, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie D. Talley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Maudie Jones, Athens; 16 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Bone, Homer Bone, Junior Easley, Glen Easley, Kenneth Easley, Buford Lee Owen, Dan Eugene Owen, and Donald Owen, all grandsons.

Griffin directed.

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Clyde Allen Gunter
May 22, 1905 - May 31, 1969

Clyde A. Gunter
Clyde A. Gunter, 64, Corsicana Welder and lifelong resident, died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. H. J. Oliphant, Sr. and Mrs. Floyd E. Allred, both of Corsicana; six grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. C. O. Gunter, Corsicana; one brother, Johnny Gunter, Arlington; two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Burnham and Mrs. Mae L. Wilson both of Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were T. E. Oliphant, Sam Nagy, B. G. Ratliff, P. S. Garner, J. C. Burns, A. J. Whistler, A. D. Tally and B. D. Tally.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Jun 6, 1969
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Herbert Beasley
Jan 28, 1897 - Jul 25, 1972

H. Beasley

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Herbert Beasley, 75, who died Tuesday in Corsicana. Rev. William Fuller was to officiate with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, a brother and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be Bobby Cole, Gilbert Sullivan, Jake Teague, Robert Cherry, Ellis Salter and Bert James.

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Rexall “Rex” Britton
Nov 19, 1912 - Oct 26, 1931

YOUTH DIED HERE MONDAY MORNING;
FUNERAL TUESDAY
Funeral services for Rex Britton, age 19, who died at the family home at 308 South Fifteenth street at 11:30 Monday morning, will be held from the residence at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which
the deceased was a member. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.

He was born at Frost and had lived in this county all of his life.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Letha Britton; a sister, Mrs. C. Wimberly, Vernon; four brothers, A. Britton, Lloyd Britton, Bunk Britton, all of Corsicana, and Ira Britton of Tyler.

Pallbearers will be J. Darnaby, Pierce Smith, Everett Wasson, Nealy Gulett, Austin Griffin and Harold Bray.

Sutherland funeral home will direct the funeral.

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IN MEMORY OF REX BRITTON

About noon, October 26, 1931, the death angel visited the home of Mrs. Letha Britton and took from her, her youngest son, Rex. His illness lasted only a few days. He was stricken with pneumonia and seemingly slept until the end.

Rex was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church and lived a consistent Christian life. Just in the prime of young manhood—so noble-hearted, unselfish, full of sunshine and helpfulness, that it seemed hard to give him up.

Besides his heart-broken mother, he leaves four brothers and one sister, other relatives and friends, all of whom we would point to the Lamb of God, for He alone can comfort.

A large concourse of relatives and friends gathered at the
Hamilton cemetery to pay their last marks of respect to him, whose life among them had been so much appreciated. I trust as each turned away from the flower-covered mound to face the future they made a firm resolve to lead a better life.

May the tender love and care of our Heavenly Father comfort his bereaved ones.

He is not dead, only at rest and loving you yet,
With love that will never know change or regret.
Farewell, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn,
We shall meet to part, no never,
On that Resurrection morn.

His cousin,
MRS. H. F. BRAY.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR REX BRITTON ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Rex Britton, aged 19 years, who died at the family residence, 308 South Fifteenth street, Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock, were held from the residence Tuesday afternoon with interment in the
Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Letha Britton; a sister, Mrs. C. Wimberly, Vernon; three brothers, A. Britton, Lloyd Britton, and Bunk Britton, all of Corsicana; a half-brother, Ira Britton, Tyler and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. Darnby, Pierce Smith, Everett Wasson, Nealy Gullett, Austin Griffin, and Harold Bray.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.

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Joel Dean Neal
Jun 23, 1935 - May 21, 1961

TWO CORSICANANS KILLED IN SUNDAY ROAD MISHAP

Two young men were dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday morning after their automobile had gone out of control on State Highway 14 near Currie, 4 ½ miles south of Richland. They are Joe Dean Neal, 2900 West Second avenue, National Life and Accident Insurance company agent, and John M. Scott, Oak Cliff, native of Frost, both 25 years of age. Their deaths are the sixth and seventh rural accident fatalities in Navarro county in 1961.Bob Turner, highway patrolman, who investigated, said the crash occurred at 1:15 a.m. Sunday. The car, owned and operated by Neal, was reported traveling at a high rate of speed in a northerly direction, passed another car on the road, and then as the driver sought to right the vehicle, it went out of control and skidded along the barditch 500 feet, being completely demolished. A highway patrol unit out of Mexia was close behind the demolished 1956 Ford Hard-top car.

Neal is survived by his wife, a two-year-old daughter, Sherry both of Corsicana; two brothers, F. D. and Wesley Neal, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Frances Walker, Houston; Mrs. Ruth Phillips, Damon, and Mrs. Dorothy Conant, Fairbanks, Alaska; mother Mrs. Clara Bonner, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Neal was a member of the fellowship Baptist church here.

Funeral services for Neal were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Fellowship Baptist church with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Pallbearers were P. D. Allred, H. C. Farmer, E. H. Hamilton, J. R. Gunter, Randall Davidson, and Marvin Herod.

Scott is survived by his wife, a two-year-old daughter, Cynthia Ann, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Theo Scott, Frost; one sister, Mrs. Sue Galle, Burton; grandmothers, Mrs. John M. Scott, Frost, and Mrs. Al Hodges, Lubbock, and other relatives.

Funeral services for Scott were to be held from the Frost Baptist church, of which he was a member, Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Frost cemetery. The rites were to be conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the church.

Pallbearers were to be Gerald Roberson, Kenneth McDonald, Charles Ellis, Johnny Gunn, Vance Long, Clifford Williams, and Bobby
Back.

Griffin Funeral Home directed both services.

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Albert Jay Bailey
Jan 3, 1921 - Oct 8, 1972

A. J. Bailey
Funeral services are pending in Tyler at the burkes-Walker-Tippett Funeral Home for Albert J. Bailey, 51, of 315 S. Fenton in Tyler who died Sunday in a Tyler hospital. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Jimmy Dickerson; two sons, P.F.C. Gregory L. Bailey of Fort Polk, La.; and Keith Bailey of Tyler; two brothers, Olan Bailey of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and O. D. Bailey of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. George B. Martin of Angus and Mrs. N. R. Tinkle of Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Buford Russell of Retreat; three grandchildren and other relatives.

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A. J. Bailey

Graveside services were to be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in Hamilton Cemetery in Corsicana for Albert J. Bailey, 51, of Tyler who died Sunday in a Tyler Hospital.

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. at the Burkes-Walker-Tippett Funeral Chapel in Tyler with Rev. S. Robert Quattebaum and Rev. Milton F. Gardner.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, two sons, two brothers, three sisters, three grandchildren and other relatives.

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W. R. Dunn
Jan 28, 1878 - Jan 2, 1952

W. R. Dunn Rites Held Wednesday

W. R. Dunn, 73, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Prince, Baptist minister, and Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Havner and Mrs. Robert Whitehead, both of Corsicana; a brother H. L. Dunn, El Centro, Calif., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were R. L. Whitehead, Ben Frost, Odell Price, Weldon Price, Billy Watson and Charlie Price.

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P. L. Brindley
Abt 1888 - Jul 30, 1922

Died at Angus.

P. L. Brindley, aged 34, died in the Angus community last night of cancer and the remains were interred in the Hamilton Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Coffee
Nov 8, 1934 - Nov 9, 1934

Infant Was Buried Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Coffee of the Post Oak community, were held Friday afternoon at 3:00. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents and a brother, J. C., Jr.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Bennie Franklin Bounds
Feb 26, 1915 - Dec 19, 1976

Bennie Bounds

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Bennie F. Bounds, 61, resident of Emhouse, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Gene Gardner officiated with burial following at Hamilton Beaman Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 26, 1915 in Kaufman County, was a retired plumber and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bennie Bounds of Emhouse; four sisters, Mrs. Vera Horton of Emhouse, Mrs. Viola Velman of Logansport, La., Mrs. Nellie Forister of El Paso and Mrs. Jewel Hensley of Red Oak, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Frankie Horton, Kenneth Ray, Junior Horton, Marvin Bice, J. W. Goode, and Bill Barber.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Dec 28, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Newton Bounds and Minnie (Lawrence) Bounds

Troy Kelton Teague
Apr 6, 1922 - Dec 1976

Troy Teague
Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hamilton-Beaman Cemetery for Troy K. Teague, 54, who died Saturday. The Rev. Danny Biddy officiated.

A native of Corsicana, Teague is survived by aunts, uncles and cousins. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Lloyd Eugene Sullivan
May 14, 1931 - Mar 3, 1935

LITTLE BOY DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Loyd Eugene Sullivan, three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Sullivan, 838 South Sixteenth street, died Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock and the funeral was held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and the following brothers and sisters; Clarence Sullivan, Mrs. Jewell Middleton, Mrs. Wilma Renfro, Effie Sullivan, Nellie Marie Sullivan, Mary Edna Sullivan, Elma Sullivan and Billie Edward Sullivan.

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

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Emmett Emory “Bunk” Britton, Jr.
Aug 5, 1910 - Jul 11, 1944

RITES HELD HERE FOR E. E. BRITTON WHO DIED HOUSTON
Funeral services for E. E. (Bunk) Britton, who died at Houston Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 4 o'clock from the Sutherland - McCammon Chapel with Rev. D. R. McCauley conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife, a son, David Allen Britton; a daughter, Lafon Britton, Houston; a sister, Mrs. C. Wimberly, Dallas; two brothers Loyd Britton, Corsicana; A. E, Britton, Stamford, and other relatives Pallbearers were Preston James, Buddy Cooper and Kenneth Richardson, all of Somerset; George Harvin. R. S. Speegle and H. Weaver.

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Dorothy Irene (Covington) Robinson
Nov 16, 1915 - Oct 29, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. J. C. ROBINSON MONDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Robinson, who died at her home in Waco Sunday, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, Waco; a son Billy Carl Robinson, Waco; a brother, W. Covington, U. S. Army; two sisters, Mrs. Elton Thompson, Fort Worth; Miss Edith Covington, Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Covington, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Willie Brooks Waters
Sep 13, 1902 - Mar 17, 1972

Brooks Waters
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corey Funeral Chapel for Brooks Waters, 69, Dallas resident and native of Navarro County, who died Friday in a Dallas hospital. The Rev. J.M. Fannin will officiate.
Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.
He was a former employee of the Magnolia Pipeline Co., now Mobil Pipeline Co., for many years.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Elsie Waters, Dallas; three sons, William Tommie Waters, San Antonio; Jackie Lee and Bobby Mack Waters, both of Dallas; six
grandchildren; two brothers, Nat Waters, Corsicana, and Lee Owen Waters, Fort Worth; and two sisters, Mrs. Dalton Cole,
Mexia, and Mrs. E.E. Ellis, Angleton, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Willie Mack Gathright, Leroy Butler, R. L. Butler, Bob Wetsel, Marvin Fannin and Roy Hair.

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Vanessa Diane Benton
Jul 2, 1954 - Jul 3, 1954

Funeral services for Vanessa Diane Benton, one-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Benton, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning, were held
from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p. m. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. James Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, James Gary; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Obie Mims and Ms. Ola Tarver, all of Corsicana.

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Frank Rutledge
Dec 22, 1882 - Mar 18, 1951

Frank Rutledge
Services Monday
Frank Rutledge, aged 68 years, auto mechanic, died at the family residence, 718 East Second avenue, at an early hour Sunday morning.
He was a native of North Zulch, Texas. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, W. W. and B. R. Rutledge, both of Houston; five daughters,, Mrs. Claudia Warrington, Levelland; Mrs. Frankie Allen, Kilgore; Mrs. Elizabeth White, Richmond; Mrs. Fae Mahoney, Corsicana, and Mrs. Nora Jo Payne, Lampasas; a brother. Charles Rutledge, Houston.; a sister, Mrs. Nora Griffin, Crockett, and other relatives. Pallbearers were H. P. Davis, D. L. Kirkandall, L. D. Brown, A. H. Webb, Jack White and James Powell.

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Robert Lawson “Bob” Harris
Mar 09, 1878 Dec 15, 1955

Sunday Services
For Bob Harris
Funeral services for R. L. (Bob) Harris, 77, rancher, who died of a heart attack in a barn on his ranch southwest of Corsicana late Thursday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist Church.
The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. Gene Brannan, associate pastor of
the First Methodist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.
A native of the Cottonwood community between Dresden and Barry, Harris spent his entire life in Navarro County with the exception of a few years in West Texas. He was connected with a private bank in Blooming Grove for several years and then headed two Blooming Grove banks as president - the First State Bank and the Citizens National Bank.
Harris served as assessor and collector for taxes for Navarro County from January 1, 1933 to January 1, 1937, and later was In the real estate business here for a number of years before devoting his entire attention to his Hereford ranching activities. He was active in the Central and East Texas Hereford Breeders Association and also the national organization.
He was a Shriner, an active Rotarian and a member of the First Methodist Church.
Harris was reported to have driven to a barn on his ranch to see a newly-purchased cow and was stricken. An employee discovered him a short time before he died.
Surviving are his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Derward George and Mrs. R. W. George, Jr., all of Corsicana; five granddaughters, Mrs. Cullen W. Dunn, Corsicana; Mrs. Pat Beard, Waco; Mrs. Joe Dyar, Sanford, Fla.; Patricia and Franny George, both of Corsicana; a brother, J. Wesley Harris, Las Cruces, N. M., formerly county commissioner from Blooming Grove, a sister, Mrs. Alpha Edwards. Houston; a step-sister, Mrs. C. A. Thomas, Tahoka; four nephews.
Frank Harris, Emhouse; Buford Harris, Las Cruces, N. M.; Jimmy Harris, Brownsville, arid Buck Harris, El Campo, and a number of nieces and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Dr. J. D. Carroll, H. R. Stroubc, Jr.; John Finch, Lewis David, Cullen W. Dunn and Pat Beard. Corley directed

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Eddie McCain
Jul 08, 1885 - Nov 01, 1955

Eddie McCain
Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Eddie Cain, Sr., 70, who died in Monahans early Tuesday, will be held from the First Baptist church in Angus Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Burial
will be In the Hamilton Cemetery. He was a native and longtime resident of the Angus community.
Surviving; are his wife of Monahans; two sons, Leonard Ralph, Stewart, Odessa, and Eddie McCain Jr., Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Bryan Briggs, Mrs, James A. Moore and Mrs. Thelma Hall, all of Dallas, and Mrs. James E. Humphries, Monahans, and other relatives including a nephew, Pete McCain, Corsicana police
chief. Corley will direct.

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Bufford Hunter Nutt
Aug 18, 1892 Mar 12, 1955

Thursday Rites
For Hunter Null, Drowning Victim
Funeral services for Bufford Hunter Nutt, 62, electrician who was drowned in Lake Tyler Saturday morning, will be held Thursday at 2 p. in. from the Corlev Chapel. Burial will be in Hamilton Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. James Lee Riley, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church. Tyler, and Rev. J. L. Davenport, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.
A native of Navarro county, Nutt in company with his wife and a son, Wilson Nutt, Tyler electrician, were riding in a new motor boat at the Tyler lake when the craft capsized. Mrs. Nutt and the younger man were rescued and Hunter sank in water 35 feet deep.
The body was rescued from the lake Tuesday afternoon about 2 p. m. after more than three days efforts by firemen, officers and volunteers.
Nutt recently was employed In Tyler. He resided at 621 North Main street here.
He served for years as an electrical, sanitary and plumbing inspector for the City of Corsicana and was well-known here.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Tyler; a daughter.
Mrs. Don R. Allen, Corsicana; five grandchildren; two brothers, Jake and Bruce Nutt, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Sallie Leighton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bertha Smith, Ysleta, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Elmer Lee Null. Fred Nutt, Bruce Nutt, Jr.; John W. Nutt, Rufus Nutt. Gene Nutt, all nephews, and Ed Ellington, J. D. Dowd, Johnny Reed, Hubert Herod, Earl Thurston and Dan Roberts.

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INFANT Overby
Born & died Sep. 26, 1955

Overby Infant Services Tuesday
Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Overby, 1608 North Beaton street, who died at Memorial Hospital early Monday, will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.  The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Cecelia Jane Overby and Margaret Thompson, all of Corsicana; grandparents, C. F. Overby, Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Allred, Corsicana.

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Mary Louise (Garrett) Valentine
Mar 31, 1874 - Mar 25, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR RICE WOMAN
Mrs. Mary Valentine, aged 53 years, died at her home in the Rice community Sunday morning at 4 o'clock following an illness of two years and the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Patterson cemetery where interment was made.
Surviving are seven sons, Clarence Hershel, J. B., Odie, Orvial and Dee Valentine, all of Rice; Joe Valentine, West Texas; Horace Valentine, Corsicana; two stepsons, Bruce Valentine, West, Texas, and Levi Valentine, Cisco; two step-daughters Mrs. Dora Solomon, Marshall, Ark.; and Mrs. Fannie Revell, Breckenridge; one brother, Will Garrett, Alvarado, and other relatives.

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Asberry Biggs Henthorn
1852 - May 12, 1935

EMMETT RESIDENT DIED LATE SUNDAY AND BURIED MONDAY

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock for A. B. Henthorn, who died at his home in the Emmett community at 7 o’clock Sunday night. The services were conducted at the Emmett Baptist church and burial was in the Emmett cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, G. C. Henthorn, Kirby, Ark.; J. C. Henthorn, Dawson; R. N. Henthorn, Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. T. R. Berry, Kirby, Ark.; Mrs. M. O. Murphy, Kirby, Ark.; Mrs. S. C. McClain, Dawson and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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