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John Benjamin Davis
Nov 7, 1883 - Apr 28, 1973

John B. Davis

Services are set for 10:30 a.m. Monday in Corley Chapel for John B. Davis, 89, a native of Roane, who died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, with Rev. Robert J. Potts and H. H. Hargrove officiating.

He was a retired teacher and a deacon of the First Baptist Church of Corsicana. He was the acting Democratic Chairman of Ward 3 in Corsicana for around 20 years.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Joe Weinberg of Austin, Mrs. James B. Head, Sr. of Austin, and Mrs. W. J. Clark of Shreveport, Louisiana; eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; one brother Herbert Davis of Corsicana.

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Charles Wesley Redden Jr.
Aug 10, 1910 - Apr 18, 1974

Funeral services are pending for Charles Wesley Redden, 63, resident of Odessa and former resident of Corsicana who died of a heart attack Thursday night.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Fran Redden of Odessa; a daughter, Jo Anne Redden of Odessa; three brothers, Harry David Redden and Julian Redden both of Corsicana and Jack Redden of Lewisville.

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C. W. Redden
ODESSA— Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Hubbard-Kelley Funeral Chapel here for Charles W. Redden, 63, Odessa resident who formerly lived in Corsicana. He died here Thursday of a heart attack.

Surviving are his widow, a daughter, and three brothers including Harry David Redden and Julian Redden, both of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Apr 21, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Cemetery not named Parents are buried at Oakwood
  • h/o Fran (unk) Redden; s/o Charles Wesley Redden Sr. & Juliana (Duetschner) Redden

Lin Lock Hazel
Nov 20, 1892 - Apr 4, 1960

Hazel Services
Held Wednesday
Final rites for Lin L. Hazel 67, who died Monday in St. Paul's hospital in Dallas, were held Wednesday at 2 p. m. from the Griffin Chapel. The services were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Hazel was a member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Hazel was an employe Goodwill Industries, Dallas, and formerly was a clerk for the Rock Island, MKT and Santa Fe railroads.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. R. J. Whittaker, Corsicana; three grandchildren, two brothers, R. L. Hazel, Abilene, and Ollie
Hazel, Trenton; four sisters, Mrs. Jewell Bookout, Palestine, Mrs. Ester Smith and Mrs. Clyde Elam, both of Celeste, and Mrs. O. C. Cowthrow, Bonham, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hubert Wooley, Joe Hazel, Durard Hazel, J. C. Payne, F. T. Farmer, J. W. Hazel, Paul Hazel and Carrey Parr.

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Sophie Irene (Palkemeyer) Prather
Nov 29, 1879 - Feb 13, 1975

Mrs. Prather
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Sophie Prather, 95, resident of Dallas, who died Thursday in Dallas.

Rev. Herman Cain will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. She was a native of Fayette County.

Survivors include her husband, O. A. Prather of Dallas; a daughter, Miss Juanita Prather of Dallas; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Osceola Aginas “Oley/Jack” Prather
Dec 8, 1875 - Jun 1, 1975

O. A. Prather
Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for O.A. Prather, 99, resident of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas.

Herman Cain, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter Miss Juanita Prather of Dallas; three grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
His wife, Sophia preceded him in death Feb. 13, 1975.

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Leonard Camden Prather
Jan 2, 1901 - Apr 28, 1957

Leonard Prather
Services Monday
Funeral services for Leonard C. Prather, who died in Dallas during the weekend, were held in Dallas at 2 p. m. Monday with interment slated at Oakwood Cemetery here at 4 p. m. Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, will conduct the graveside rites.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Leonard C. Prather, Jr., Garland; Jack W. Prather, Irving, and Jerry Phillip Prather, Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Prather, Dallas; sisters, Miss Juanita Prather and Mrs. Marvel Garrett, both of Dallas; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Apr 29, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dee Dell Marie (Bishop) Prather; s/o Osceola Aginas “Oley/Jack” Prather & Sophie Irene (Palkemeyer) Prather

Marvel (Prather) Garrett
Jul 3, 1899 - Jul 21, 1972

Mrs. Garrett

Services for Mrs. Marvel Garrett, 73, former Corsicana resident who had lived in Dallas 50 years, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Herman Cain, pastor of the Eastwood Christian Church of Dallas of which she was a member will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with friends of the family as pallbearers.

A native of Waco, Mrs. Garrett was a retired telephone operator. She died Friday in Dallas.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Doris Armstrong of Dallas; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Prather of Dallas; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Miss Juanita Prather of Dallas.

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Ralph Waltman Stell, Sr.
Jun 11, 1897 - Apr 16, 1974

Ralph Stell Dies
Ralph Waltman Stell, 76, Corsicana retired businessman and one of the original trustees of the Navarro Community Foundation, died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

A native of Jewett, Texas, Stell had lived in Corsicana 67 years and was a co-owner of Stroud-Stell Wholesale Grocery Co., for more than 50 years before retiring from the business about five years ago.

He was an elder in Westminister Presbyterian Church for many years, a former member of Corsicana Rotary Club and served on the family Service Association board of directors, a United Fund agency.

He was one of the original twelve trustees named by the late Frank N. Drane in 1938 when the philantrophist established the Navarro Community Foundation, and served as the third chairman of the board of trustees from 1963 until two years ago when the only other surviving trustee, Sydney Marks, was named board chairman. Stell was first vice chairman at the time of his death.

Until his health prevented it in recent years, he was an active golfer.

Funeral services will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kathleen Stell; on son, Ralph Stell, Jr., Washington, D. C.; one daughter, Mrs. Bruce Sullivan of Houston; five grandchildren; one brother, Robert Stell, Jr., of Houston and a cousin, Miss Marie Waltman of Corsicana who grew up in the Stell home.

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Doris Wanda (Mullenix) Brown
Sep 20, 1933 - Oct 18, 1976

Mrs. Brown

Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. G. W. (Doris) Brown, 43, of Ennis, who died Monday in Dallas. The Rev. Dick Moody officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Brown is survived by her husband, G. W. Brown of Ennis; one son, David Brown of Ennis; one daughter, Lisa Brown of Ennis; four sisters, Mrs. Helen Gillen of Barry; Mrs. Ruth Wilcox of Ennis; and Mrs. Sue Gran Mullenix of San Angelo; and Mrs. Mabel Beatty of Nashville, Tenn.; and by one brother, Guy Mullenix of Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Oct 21, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Albert “Bert” Eckleman
Feb 6, 1882 - Aug 5, 1964

Bert Eckleman Dies Wednesday

Bert Eckleman, 82, of 113 Mamie avenue, long-time K. Wolens employe, native of Corsicana, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday night. He was employed at K. Wolens 38 years before his retirement.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, a son Clifton Eckleman, Dallas,; two daughters Mrs. Fleta Manard, Corsicana and Mrs. Juanita Schlerterbuck, Colorado; a sister, Mrs. Gussie Hamilton, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Henry Slate, Marshall McCaslin, Emmett McCaslin, Ronnie Watson, Bill Graves and Ernest Joseph.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Aug 7, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Chalmers "Chuck" Andrews
Jan 2, 1896 - May 1, 1969

W. C. Andrews
W. C. (Chuck) Andrews, 73, a native of Kaufman county, died Thursday at Rt. 1, Purdon. He had lived in Wichita Falls for the past 30 years. He was a retired oil field driller, a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War I.

Services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife of Wichita Falls; two sons, Olen of Wichita Falls and Johnny B. of Houston; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild; seven brothers, E. L., M. W., and D. H. all of Corsicana, A. D. of Kilgore, J. B. and G. H. of Roane and H. L. of Purdon; three sisters, Mrs. Viola Odom of Corsicana, Miss Rosie Lee Andrews of Corsicana and Mrs. Lena Roberson of Roane.

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Lottie (Higginbotham) Chandler-Garner
Sep. 13, 1903 - Apr. 29, 1969

Garner Services

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Lottie Garner, 65, 711 N. Commerce St., who died Tuesday. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. A minister had not been named Thursday.

She was a native of Itasca.

She is survived by four sons, Buster Miller Chandler and Jack M. Chandler, both of Fort Worth, Joe P. Chandler of Vidor, and Albert of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Futs of Beaumont and Mrs. Doris Sediskie of Minnesota; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Jerry David Haynes
Oct 19, 1946 - Nov 1, 1972

Jerry Haynes
Funeral services are schedules at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Jerry Haynes, 26, Corsicana native and resident of Garland who died Wednesday in a car accident in Dallas.

Rev. Bruce Hibbitt will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was an employe of General Telephone Co. in Dallas.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Haynes of Corsicana; a son, David Allyn Haynes of Garland; a brother, Thomas Allyn Haynes of Garland; and a host of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Penney, James Owen, Ronnie Arnett, George Chappell, George Robertson, and Collin Green.

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Hugh Smith Bryan
Jan 3, 1924 - Apr 27, 1973

H. S. Bryan
Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Hugh Smith Bryan, 49, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital of injuries received in a pedestrian-car mishap in the 500 block of North Seventh Street neah his home. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Taylor, he had been a Corsicana resident for several years and was employed by an Ernest Fletes land surveying company.

He is survived by his mother Mrs. Jannie Bryan Loria of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Blassingame of Big Spring and Mrs. Lucille King of Fort Worth; and three brothers, Ira Bryan of Corsicana; Bill Bryan of Devine, Texas, and Henry Bryan of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Russell Bryan, Billy Bryan, Jr., Joe Andress, Gerald Pritchett, Clarence King and Ed Foscue.

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Jeannette (Gipson) Tanner
Sep 21, 1910 - Apr 2, 1998

Jeannette Tanner
Jeannette Tanner, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, April 2, 1998, in Corsicana.

Services are 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Russell Bankes of North Beaton Church of Christ officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be held today prior to the service.

Pallbearers are Alfred Dickey, Charles Harrison, Glen Gannon, Jimmie Mash, Bill Hart and Ken Akers.

Mrs. Tanner was born in Henderson County on Sep. 21, 1910. She was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Mrs. Tanner is survived by her husband of 69 years, Luther V. Tanner of Corsicana; daughter and sons-in-law, Johnie and Auby Shipley of Eufaula, Okla., Bobbie and Clyde Spencer of Quinlan; son and daughter-in-law, Letha Tanner of San Antonio; sister, Naomi McGraw of Montevallo, Ala.; brother, Alford Waters of Georgia; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Tanner was preceded in death by her son, L. V. Tanner.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Van Gordon Elkins
Aug 17, 1918 - Feb 26, 1998

Van Gordon Elkins

Memorial services for Van Gordon Elkins will be held 11 a.m. today at St. John’s Episcopal Church, with Rev. Dennis Smart officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Robert Walter Culbreath
May 18, 1863 - Jan 21, 1949

ROBERT CULBREATH FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for Robert Culbreath, 86, former Corsicana resident, who died in Arlington, Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Oakwood Cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Culbreath had been a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge since 1911.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dan Watner, Plantersville; Mrs. John Bogan, Frost, and Mrs. May Thompson, Houston; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 25, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ruby Bernice (Goodwin) Wood
May 30, 1878 - Aug 4, 1943

MRS. C. S. WOOD DIED WEDNESDAY; RITES ON THURSDAY

Wood, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at her home, 1510 West Seventh avenue, Wednesday afternoon, will be held at 4:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the Corley Funeral chapel. Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband C. S. Wood, Corsicana; four sons, Hugh Wood, Beaumont, Elmer Wood, Houston; Bailey Wood, Houston; Goodwin Wood, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Everett Kellum, Corsicana; three brothers, O. C. Goodwin, Corsicana; J. W. Goodwin, Corsicana, W. V. Goodwin, Fairfield; three sisters, Mrs. J. L. Jackson, Corsicana; Mrs. Dave Gatlin, Tupelo, Mrs. Lonnie Housch, Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Oscar Burns, D. P. Smith, Cullen Dunn, Frank Montfort, Wade Smith, Mack Warren, Clyde Sherrard and Charlie Bee.

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Kandi Renee York
Mar 22, 1974 - Apr 9, 1974

Kandi York

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Kandi York, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ray York of Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning.

Revs. B. W. Johnson and J. T. Davis were to officiate, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, her grandparents, Mrs. and Mrs. Jody York and Mrs. Arlee Lockhart all of Corsicana, and Robert Unger of Waco; great-grandparents, Mrs. Glendolen York of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Martin of Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers included Ronnie Barrett, Bobby Unger, Ray Unger, and Joe Lockhart.

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Adrian Doyle Tanner
Dec 17, 1911 - Dec 19, 1976

Doyle Tanner

Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Doyle Tanner, 65, resident of Corsicana who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, officiated with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Pursley, lived in Corsicana all his life, was a member of the Church of Christ and worked in the pipeline construction business.

Survivors include his widow, Berniece Tanner of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. Neva Jean Eitel of DeSoto, Mrs. Sheila Ann Parten and Mrs. Linda Odom both of Waxahachie, a son, Doyle Adrian Tanner of Irving, nine grandchildren, a brother, Rex Tanner of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Inez Sumner of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Larry Christie, Jerry Robinson, Elwin Robinson, Ray Tanner, J. C. Tanner and Arlan St. Clair.

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

Clarence Lafayette Miley
Aug 20, 1889 - Dec 22, 1976

Clarence Miley

Services were at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence L. Miley, 87, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Twilight Home.

The Rev. David Hale officiated, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Mississippi, moved to Navarro County in 1927, lived in Corsicana since 1945, was a retired farmer, a veteran of World War I, and a member of Northside Baptist Church 35 years.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Jack Russell, Jr., Mrs. Juanita Conn, and Mrs. Roy Greer, all of Corsicana, Mrs. Catherine Conn of Jefferson and Mrs. B. A. Hardin of Lancaster; a son, Charles R. Miley of St. Clair Shore, Mich.; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; four brothers, Otis Miley, Caley Miley, Bill Miley, and B. G. Miley; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. Allen, Mrs. W. T. Lee, and Mrs. Carl Alexander.

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

January Haden Smith, Sr.
Jun 1, 1908 - Dec 26, 1976

J. H. Smith

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for January H. Smith, Sr., 68, native of Corsicana who died Sunday in Harlingen.

The Rev. Kenneth C. Haley officiated with burial at the Oakwood Cemetery.

Smith moved to Harlingen where he lived for 21 years after working as the shop foreman for Forrester Chevrolet in Corsicana for a number of years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. January H. Smith, Harlingen; two sons, Robert Smith, Beckville; and January H. Smith, Jr., Victoria; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Rogers, Houston; Mrs. Fred Hargrave, Houston; and Mrs. Don Bell, Houston; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Norma Flemming, Corsicana; and Mrs. Byford Cook, Corsicana.

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

Sue (Butler) Dubose
Oct 5, 1912 - Dec 25, 1976

Mrs. Dubose

Funeral services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Martin Dubose, 64, of Corsicana who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Martin Dubose of Corsicana; a daughter, Barbara Avery of Corsicana; a brother, L. S. Butler of California; two sisters, Mrs. Athena Holland and Mrs. Elsa Edcouch; and two grandchildren, Johnny Avery of Corsicana and Rhonda Cox of Waco.

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Frances Elizabeth (Jones) Huff
Dec 2, 1848 - Feb 5, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. J. M. HUFF

SERVICES BLOOMING GROVE WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY HERE

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 6—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Huff, age 84 years, who died at her home here Friday were held from the First Methodist church here at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon and were conducted by Revs. P. L. Schuler and E. L. Jones. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery at Corsicana. Dr. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist Church, assisted in the service at the grave.

Mrs. Huff was born in Terry county, Alabama, and was Miss Frances Elizabeth Jones before her marriage to Mr. Huff 65 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Huff came to Navarro county in 1879 and have resided near Blooming Grove most of the time since.

The deceased was active in the church and social affairs of the community and was the first members of the Methodist church here. She was a charter member of the Woman’s Missionary Society of the church and was the last survivor of the original organization.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, W. M. Huff, Corsicana; E. J. Huff, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. George R. Mabry, Blooming Grove; Mrs. B. A. Wilson, Dallas; Mrs. N. B. Howard, Dallas; one brother, J. B. Jones, Corpus Christi; two grandchildren, Frances Louise Howard and Frenchie Huff.

The services were directed by McCormick Funeral Service.

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MRS. J. M. HUFF SUCCUMBS AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Mrs. Frances Eliaeth Huff, wife of Col. M. M. Huff, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 5th, following a long illness. She was 83 years old and a native of Perry county, Alabama.

She had been in feeble health for a period of months, during which time she was comfortably situated at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Mabry, where she was given every consideration, every attention, and during whih time she was always cheerful and enjoyed the company of friends.

The funeral services were held at the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the pastor Rev. P. L. Shuler being assisted by Rev. E. L. Jones in the services.

The active pallbearers were Porter Johnson, L. I. Griffin, R. S. High, Sidney Johnson, J. I. Saunders, J. M. Reid, R. W. George, Ditt McCormick.

The funeral services were very appropriately conducted. The choir of selected voices sang sweetly favority songs of the deceased and especially beautiful was a quartet by Jno. B. Jones, Dr. J. J. Sheppard, Mrs. R. S. High and Mrs. T. M. George, Jr.

Following the services at the church, and by the way the church was crowded with friends, the trip was made to Corsicana where interment took place in Oakwood cemetery in a lot where sleeps Andrew Huff, a son who has gone on before. At the grave relatives and many friends gathered. The service was brief, but tender. The flowers formed a perfect blanket over the mound, there being some of the prettiest and costliest wreathes ever adorning a new-made mound.

Mrs. Huff was Miss Elizabeth Francis Jones before marriage. Born in Perry county, Alabama, dec. 2, 1848, she grew to young womanhood under peaceful Southern skies. On Jan. 16, 1867, after the war between the states was over and chaos still reigned, she was married to James Monroe Juff, who came out of the war bearing the scars of hart fighting. They both turned their faces toward the future, welcomed the rising sun and the dawning of a new day.

In 1876 they bade a dieu to the beauties of old Perry county, pondered in their hearts sweet memories of the childhood days which alternated in pleasures and vicissitudes, incident to civil war, and set out for Texas. They stopped in Hill county, and in 1879 moved to Navarro county settling near Dresden. In 1891 they moved to Blooming Grove where they have lived these years.

Mrs. Huff joined the Methodist church at an early age. She was true to her belief, true to all the responsibilities going with church membership. Her home was open to prayer meetings, auxiliary meetings open to the pastors and she was a charter member of the Womans Missionary Society of Blooming Grove, attending as long as she was able to go and kept up to the last, payment of her dues.

Mrs. Huff was of the old Southern type of woman. We do not mean that she did not keep abreast of the times, but she posessed that chivalry and courtesy, that wholehearted manner, that sacrificial spirit so firmly planted in the hearts of mothers of Civil war days, the trying days when strangers came up and received that same welcome that acquaintances received.

Mrs. Huff was an ideal mother, a devoted, patient wife. She is survived by her aged husband, Col. J. M. Huff, and five children, namely: Mrs. G. R. Mabry, and Ernest Huff of Blooming Grove; Mrs. B. A. Wilson and Mrs. M. B. Howard, of Dallas; Will Huff of Corsicana. There are five children dead.

Mrs. Huff leaves the example of a beautiful life, and this beautiful life is benig reflected in the lives of the children whose conduct gets its perfect start from the direction of mother.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Feb 12, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Charles H. “Cap” Allen
Jun 13, 1889 - Apr 10, 1974

C. H. Allen

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Charles H. (Cap) Allen, lifelong resident of Corsicana, who died at Veterans Hospital in Dallas Wednesday.

Gene Bullard will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a 55 year employee of Southland Oil Co. (Paymaster Oil Mill Co. division of Anderson Clayton and Co.) a veteran of World War I, and a recipient of the Purple Heart.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. Edna Allen of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Roy Bristow, James Lorimer, Horner Harris, Tommy Green, Jeff Walker and Rip Lang.

The family requests donations be made to a favorite charity.

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Willie Mae (Stewart) Martin
Sep 13, 1895 - Dec 8, 1931

MRS. GEO. MARTIN DIED TUESDAY NIGHT BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. George T. Martin, aged 36 years, died at the family residence 635 North Fifteenth street, Tuesday night at 9:30 o’clock following an illness of two months, and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, children, Elvie, Ethelene, Lorene, George, Martha Bell, Teddy Adair and Sarah Lee Martin, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Watt Stewart, Corsicana; Joe Stewart, Corsicana; Jim Stewart, Dallas, and Bob Stewart, Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. F. L. Parker, Dallas and Mrs. R. T. Duncan, Santa Maria, Cal.

Pallbearers will be Irin Stewart, Jim Stewart, Roy Johnson, Dock Martin, Roy Martin and Roy Moncrief.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. GEO. MARTIN HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. George T. Martin, aged 36 years, who died at the family residence, 635 North Fifteenth street, Tuesday night at 9:30 o’clock following an illness of two months, were held from the chapel of the Corley funeral home Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, seven children, Elvie, Ethelene, Lorene, George Marth Bell, Teddy Adair and Sarah Lee Martin, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Watt Stewart and Joe Stewart, both of Corsicana; and Jim Stewart and Bob Stewart both of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. F. L. Parker of Dallas and Mrs. R. T. Duncan of Santa Maria, Calif.

Pallbearers were Irin Stewart, Jim Stewart, Roy Johnson, Dock Martin, Roy Martin and Roy Moncrief.

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Mary Annie (Miller) Miller
Jun 22, 1882 - Sep 20, 1950

Mrs. W. H. Miller Funeral Rites Slated Friday

Mrs. Mary Annie Miller, 68, widow of the late W. H. Miller, died at the family home, 2504 West Collin street, late Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Miller had resided in Corsicana 35 years.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Clyde Garner, Morris Miller and Horace Miller, all of Waco; Mrs. G. B. Lassiter, Mrs. Henry Atkeisson, Miss Lois Miller and W. H. Miller, Jr., all of Corsicana, and other relatives .

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Thomas Cyrus White
Jan 28, 1849 - Feb 10 1912

MORTUARY

Mr. T. C. White, aged 63 years, died at his home here Saturday morning after an illness of several weeks. He had not been in good health for several years. For several years, Mr. White was a prominent business man of Corsicana and was well and popularly known to nearly all the old citizens of the county. The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, a large number of friends witnessing the last ceremony.

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Gracie Etta (Wilson) Darwood-Franks
May 11, 1890 - Oct 17, 1977

Mrs. Franks

Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Gracie Etta Franks, 87, of Corsicana, who died Monday in a local nursing home. The Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of Second Ave. Baptist Church.

She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Alma Chaney of Dallas; three step-sons, Charlie Franks of Grand Prairie, Weldon Franks of Plano, Henry Franks of Mesquite: and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Clayton Norwood, John Norwood, Frank Leathers, Jessie Miller, Johnny Rhodes, and Franklin Neal.

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John A. McNeel Jr.
Dec 2, 1876 - Dec 2, 1919

Died At Petty Chapel.

J. D. McNeel, aged forty-three years, died in the Petty Chapel community Tuesday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon. The wife and several relatives survive.

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Earl Jamison
Jan 15, 1932 - Mar 13, 1932

Baby Was Buried Sunday Afternoon

Earl Jamison, two-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Jamison, 403 West Eleventh avenue, died Sunday morning and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at Oakwood Cemetery where interment was made. Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and a sister, Louise.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Thursday, Mar 15, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Orville Inabnit.
Jul 21, 1859 - Mar 18, 1932

ORVILLE INABNIT, LOCAL DRUGGIST, IS BURIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Orville Inabnit, aged 72 years, druggist 50 years and well-known in this section of the country, who died at his home, 1401 West Second avenue Friday night at 11 o’clock were held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin pastor of the First Methodist Church here at the time of his death. He had been in the drug business here for 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Peeples, Tyler, and Mrs. Richard Scott, Corsicana; a son, Neyland Inabnit, El Paso; six grandchildren, a brother, James Inabnit, Calvert; and a sister, Mrs. H. B. McLeod, Wills Point.

Active pallbearers were L. C. Coulson, F. E. McPherson, W. P. Brown, Joe Wilson, James Forgarty and D. J. Bell, all local druggist.

Honorary pallbearers were the stewards and trustees of the First Methodist church.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Numerous Friends And Relatives Here For Inabnit Funeral

It was with sad hearts that the many friends of the O. Inabnit family learned of the death of Mr. Inabnit Friday night at 11 o’clock at his home on West Second Avenue, following an illness of many weeks. His children; Mrs. Richard Scott of this city, Mr. Neyland Inabnit of El Paso, and Mrs. Eugene Peeples of Tyler and his beloved wife were with him during his last hours, the out-of-town ones having been called earlier in the week when his condition grew alarming. Mrs. Inabnit’s sister, Mrs. Minnie Neal of Tulsa, Okla., has been with her for several weeks, and other relatives coming for the funeral Saturday afternoon were Mrs. Inabnit’s other sister, Mrs. R. A. Stacy and son, Jean Stacy, of Houston; her brother, Mr. E. M. Clayton of Waco and Mr. Eugene Peeples of Tyler, who was here with his wife.

Mr. Inabnit will be greatly missed and his loss to the community will be keenly felt. Deepest sympathy is extended to his bereft loved ones by the entire citizenship of Corsicana, and especially by the intimate friends of the family.

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James Lee McCleary
Mar 22, 1870 - Feb 10, 1962

J. L. McCleary Dies Saturday

J. L. McCleary, 92, who was very active in Masonic work in Corsicana, died Saturday noon at the Twilight Home, where he had been since Aug. 30, 1959.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday noon at Corley’s pending advice from relatives.

McCleary was a former employe of Magnolia Pipe Line company and was a member of all bodies of the Masonic Lodge.

His wife was the late Connie Warren McCleary.

Surviving are two sons, Alvin L. McCleary, San Diego, Calif., and Cecil B. McCleary, Gay Pines, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Oma Boldings, Corsicana, and Mrs. Laura Hightower, California; several nieces and nephews along with other relatives.

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Miss Donie Moore
abt 1853 - Dec 14, 1937

FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIES CLIFTON MONDAY

Funeral services for Miss Donie Moore, who died at her home near Clifton Monday night, will be held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon funeral chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Na. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The body will be brought overland for the service here.

Surviving are a brother, John Moore, Clifton, Mrs. Al Mosley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Miss Moore had lived in Corsicana for many years moving to Clifton only a few years ago.

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FORMER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED CLIFTON MONDAY

Funeral services for Miss Donie Moore, who died at her home near Clifton Monday night, will be held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon funeral chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery.

The body will be brought overland for the service here.

The body will be brought overland for the service here.

Surviving are a brother, John Moore, Clifton; a sister, Mrs. Al Mosley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Miss Moore had lived in Corsicana for many years, moving to Clifton only a few years ago.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS DONIE MOORE HELD ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Donie Moore, who died at her home near Clifton, Monday night, were held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Sutherland-McCammon funeral chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, and burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery.

The body was brought overland for the service here.

Surviving are a brother, John Moore, Clifton; a sister, Mrs. Al Mosley, Corsicana and other relatives.

Miss Moore had lived in Corsicana for a number of years before moving to Clifton a few years ago.

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Mary Catherine “Mollie” McMillan
Sep 1, 1850 - Sep 7, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY FOR PIONEER OF CITY

MISS MOLLIE M’MILLAN DIED FOLLOWING FALL FRACTURING HIP

Miss Mollie McMillan, 79 years of age, native of Alabama, but resident of Navarro county for 77 years, died at the home of her nephew, W. P. McCammon, 420 West Sixth avenue, Saturday evening at 9:15 o’clock following an illness of several days and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the McCammon home with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. Miss McMillan resided at Dresden a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana 49 years ago. She had made her home with the McCammon family for 19 years.

Miss McMillan fell several days ago, fracturing her hip.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. E. Wiley Johnson and Miss Millie McMillan, both of Corsicana and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. L. Knox, L. A. Johnson, C. W. Taylor, A. B. Douglas and T. J. Walton all of Corsicana; and E. N. Johnson, W. N. Johnson and W. H. Johnson, all of Dallas.

Music at the funeral was furnished by Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. W. R. Sneed, Mrs. Rufus N. Elliott, Miss Dorothy Drane, Edgar Metcalf, Roy Leeds and Robert E. Layton with Miss Jo Jarrell at the piano.

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Roger Frost
Nov 18, 1877 - Jan 17, 1943

ROGER FROST WAS BURIED ON MONDAY; NATIVE CORS1CANAN
Funeral services for Roger Frost aged 65 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday night, were held Monday morning at 11 o'clock from the chapel of the Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home. Rev B. F. Bohmfalk, pastor ot the First Methodist church, conducted the rites.
Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Frost was a native of Corsicana, the son of the late Judge and Mrs. S. R. Frost, for the past several years he had been connected with the Houston Oil
Company and made his headquarters at Taft.
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Corsicana; Mrs. George E. Jester, Dallas; Mrs. Max Almond, Corsicana, Mrs. Guy Gibson, Corsicana; a brother, Barry Frost, Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were N. C. Goodman J. D. Redden, Joe Simkins, Dude Ransom, N. C. Pinkston, J. N Garitty, W. B. Slaughter and Tom Pinkston.

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Allen Carrigan
Oct 30, 1939 - Oct 31, 1939

Infant Died Local Hospital; Burial to Be Made Thursday
The one-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Carrigan died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday.
Funeral rites are planned, for Thursday with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.
Surviving are the parents and grandparents.
Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Ruth Lucille Sewell
Oct 25, 1920 - May 23, 2012


Ruth Lucille Sewell, 91, passed away Wednesday, May 23, 2012 in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 25, 1920 in Electra, Texas to Albert F. and Elcy Holdeman.

She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Navarro County Retired Teacher Association and Mensa. She taught for many years, which brought her great enjoyment, teaching from Elementary through High School. She retired from CISD as a Diagnostician. She was a very creative, free-spirited people person. She had many hobbies including sewing, theatre and traveling. She traveled to other countries doing archeology digs. She also enjoyed playing the piano and singing in the church choir.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Jay L. Sewell Jr. in November 1999; parents, sister Harriett Sofly and brother Harold Holdeman.

She is survived by son Roger Sewell of Kaufman; daughter Carroll Maxey of Denton; grandchildren, Vanessa Maxey, Georgia Maxey and Lyric Maxey; sister Nellieanna Hay of Dallas; and sister- in-law Frances Holdeman of Mansfield.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2012 at Central Baptist Church Blooming Grove with Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Judge Ballard Wilson George
Dec 9, 1889 - Nov 15, 1939

HUNDREDS FRIENDS LATE B. W. GEORGE PAY FINAL TRIBUTE PROMINENT MEN IN ALL WALKS OF LIFE IN STATE HERE FRIDAY
Hundreds of friends and acquaintances of the late Ballard W. George, who died suddenly in Waco Wednesday, paid their last respects to him Friday afternoon and filled the First Methodist church to overflowing. Dozens of floral offerings from all parts of the state attested further the respect and admiration of Texans for the native of Navarro county who rose to the place of associate justice of the court of civil appeals.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. W. B. Anthony of Austin Avenue Methodist church of Waco; the Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of Arlington Heights Methodist church of Fort Worth; and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the local church.
A large number of out-of-town residents were noted in the crowd attending the services including Justices J N. Gallagher and J. P. Alexander, associates of the deceased on the bench at Waco; former lieutenant governor, E. E. Witt of Waco; John Hunt of Hillsboro; Judge Towne Young of Dallas, associate justice of the court of civil appeals there; Curtis Wilson, member of the Dallas County Bar association; Alfred L. Brooks, former resident of Corsicana and now president of the First National Bank at Port Neches; Lewis Carpenter and members of his family from Dallas; almost every community in Central Texas was represented.

Friend of Negroes.
Charlie Fields, aged negro barber of Corsicana, attended the rites. He said Saturday Judge George was always his friend and the friend of the negro race, and proudly revealed he gave him his haircut, shave and massage the day of his marriage.
"Some folks might have wondered who that old negro was at the funeral. It was me. Judge George was my friend and the friend of the negroes. So was his father, Dr. George," he continued.

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Alejandro Pena
b & d Mar 13, 1949

Rites For Infant
Monday Morning
Funeral services for Alexander Pena, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfredo Pena, who died Sunday night at 8 o'clock, were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Luis Hernandez, Presbyterian Mission pastor.
Surviving are the parents, two sisters and four brothers, all of Corsicana.

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Martha Ann (Matthews) Bunch
Oct 14, 1838 - Nov 28, 1924

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED FRIDAY NIGHT

MRS. MARTHA BUNCH PASSED AWAY AT HOME OF HER DAUGHTER

Mrs. Martha Bunch, age 86 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Boyd, of the Whites Chapel community Friday night at 3 o’clock.

The deceased had been a resident of Navarro county since 1882. She was born in Williamsburg, Kentucky and came to Texas in 1881, settling near Dallas and moved the next year to Cryer Creek, this county.

Since the death of her husband, E. S. Bunch, several years ago, she has made her home with Mrs. Boyd, and has occasionally visited among her other children.

She is survived by three sons, M. D. L. and John Bunch of Corsicana and Jim Bunch of Guymon, Oklahoma; seven daughters, Mrs. G. G. Owen of Emhouse, Mrs. Will Donahoe of Corsicana, Mrs. Seth Williams of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Dave Ridgeway of Trinidad, Mrs. Walter Milburn of Humble, Mrs. J. H. Watson of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Henry Boyd of the Whites Chapel community, and a number of grandchildren, among whom are John and Guy Bunch of the Daily Sun force.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, the Rev. H. L. Boyd of Emhouse conducting the services, with burial in the Grange Hall cemetery.

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Gladys Elane Mitchell
Oct 11, 1929 - Nov 1949

Frost Woman Dies Sunday Evening; Funeral Tuesday
Miss Gladys Elane Mitchell, aged 20, of Frost, died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday night. Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Ousley, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Mitchell, Frost; five brothers, C. L. Jr.; Granvel, Clyde, Jerry and Robert Mitchell; a sister, Wanda Jo Mitchell, all of
Frost, a grandfather, Alfred Idell, Gainesville, and other relatives.

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John Thomas Gordon
Oct 1, 1870 - Apr 24, 1949

J. T. Gordon Of Fort Worth Was Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for John Thomas Gordon, aged 78 years, who died in Fort Worth Sunday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

He formerly resided in the Frost community.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; three sons, A. A. and A. B. Gordon, both of Dallas, and C. W. Gordon, Dalhart; six daughters, Mrs. J. O. Tanner, Dallas; Mrs. W. M. Nichols, Dallas; Mrs. J. L. Cox, Barry; Mrs. M. V. Cook, Conroe; Mrs. J. B. Fink, Kerens; and Mrs. J. A. Krebs, San Francisco; 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four brothers, W. B. H. F., S. O. and C. M. Gordon, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. A. Morehead, Dallas, and other relatives.

Palbearers were John L. Medor, Jerry Smith, Price Rumbelow, Sam Gordon, Ray Gordon and W. W. Lord.

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John Edward Harper
Jul 21, 1921 - Nov 30, 1944

J. E. HARPER RITES SLATED THURSDAY AT LOCAL CHURCH

Funeral services for John Edward Harper, 23, killed in action near Fetz, Germany, Nov. 30, 1944, will be held from the Fellowship Baptist church here Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Burton, pastor of this church.

He was a native of Frost.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Lee Harper; a son Johnny Lee Harper; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Harper; a brother, Charles Harper; four sisters, Mrs. Roy C. Cooper and Misses Patsy and Mary Ann Harper; all of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. W. Arnold, Ardmore, Okla., and other relatives.

Members of the American Legion will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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William H. Barth
Mar 9, 1851 - Dec 7, 1942

RITES WERE HELD TUESDAY MORNING
FOR W. H. BARTH
Funeral services for William H. Barth, age 91 years, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. Alex B. Hanson, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood.
Mr. Barth was a native of Poland but had been a resident of America since 1871 and Corsicana since 1883. He was one of the pioneer oil men and business leaders in Corsicana.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fred Barth, Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. James A. Reilly, Anderson, Indiana, and Mrs. Walter F. Stebbins, Jr., Corsicana.

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Amanda Isabel (Baumgartner) Owen
Feb 11, 1916 - Jul 5, 1984

Mrs. Robert (Isabel) Owen, 68, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ken Goode officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Alma and had lived in Corsicana 48 years.

Survivors include her husband, Robert B. of Corsicana; a son, Robert B. Owen 11 of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Gretchen Owen Cain of Tyler; six grandchildren; father, T. A. Baumgartner of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Florence W. Ortman and Mrs. Rene Miller, both of Dallas and Mrs. Katherine McJunkin of DeSoto.

Pallbearers are Eugene Sparkman, James Longorio, Neal Haynie, Brad Haynie, Bud Fietzgerald and Weldon Buchanan.

Honorary pallbearer is Tex King.

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John Shelby Hicks
Nov 5, 1894 - Sep 24, 1986

Shelby Hicks, 91, of Corsicana Died Wednesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 11:30 a.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Revs Charles Rice and Jeff Smith officiating. Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Hoyt Moore, Bruce Denbow, Claude Denbow, Dick Everett, Billy Gene Stubbs and Bob Parrish.

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Mamie C. (Roman) Scogin
Nov 15, 1879 - Aug 4, 1946

Mrs. M. J. Scogin, aged 66 years, resident of the IOOF Home in Ennis, died in an Ennis hospital early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was in Ward cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Elkhart Baptist minister, formerly a resident of Navarro County. Mrs. Scogin was a member of the Church of Christ. She was a life-long member of the Purdon and Corbet communities.

Surviving are two sons, Edwin Scogin, Purdon, and Everett Scogin, Houston; five daughters, Mrs. A. H. Murray, Purdon; Mrs. Lloyd Roberts, Tomball; Mrs. G. E. Brubaker, and Misses Katie and Alyne Scogin, all of Houston; eight grandchildren, a brother Malcolm Roman, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Hazelwood, Waco; Mrs. Virgil Cagle, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Jim Hobison, Blum, and other relatives.

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Roxie (Jones) Ratliff
abt. 1887 - Aug 16, 1916

Died At Hospital.
Mrs. Roxie Ratliff, wife of R. A. Ratliff, an operator at the cotton mills, died in the P. & S. hospital at 7 o’clock this morning, where she had been sick for some days. The deceased was 29 years of age and the family home is 614 East Ninth avenue.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from the family home at 10:30 with interment in Oakwood.

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Edna Cox
Nov 30, 1909 - Apr 6, 1919

In Memoriam.
On Sunday morning, April 6th, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cox and took from them their loving little daughter, Edna. Edna was nine years old and was loved by all who knew her. Little Edna was going to school and was loved by all her school mates and her teacher. She was good and kind to everyone she knew. She was sick only a short while and all was done for her that willing hands could do, but God saw fit to take her to Heaven. She leaves a father, mother and baby brother and many relatives and friends to mourn her death. But our loss is Heaven’s gain. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. We must humbly submit to his will. Weep not, dear father, mother and brother, for little Edna is at rest. She was sick only a short while, but we know not how she suffered. But she is free from pain now and if we trust in the Lord we will meet little Edna over there where all is peace and love. She was a noble and true little girl. Weep not, dear father, mother and brother, as those whom use sorrow in vain, for in them ansion of blue you all shall meet her again.
ARTHUR & ADDIE LENNON

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Lost Their Nine-Year-old Daughter.

Edna Cox, the 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Cox, died at the family home, 404 South Twelfth street, Saturday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon.

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Clinton William “Billy” Frost
Oct 1894 - Sep 27, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR BILLY FROST

POPULAR CORSICANA BOY DIED IN SAN ANTONIO TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for C. W. (Billy) Frost, aged 33 years, who died in the P. & S. Hospital at San Antonio Tuesday morning about 9 o’clock, following an illness of ten days, will be held from the residence of Col. and Mrs. A. N. Justiss, 620 W. Third avenue, Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery. Roger Frost and Mr. and Mrs. Max D. Almond were at the bedside when the end came.
Mr. Frost was the youngest son of the late Judge Samuel R. Frost and Mollie Winkler Frost.
The body arrived in Corsicana at an early hour Wednesday morning.
When the World War broke out he reported to San Antonio training camp and went overseas with the Nineteenth Division and served under General T. Allen throughout the war. After the Armistice was signed, he remained with the Army of Occupation in Germany.
Surviving are two brothers Roger Frost and Barry Frost, both of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Mrs. George E. Jester, Mrs. Max Almond, Mrs. Guy M. Gibson, Mrs. R. L. Calkins, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. D. Kneal, Tulsa, Okla.
The active pallbearers will be Alton N. Justiss, Frost Justiss, Earl W. Harrison, Douglas Almond, Henry Call, Neal Walton and Jack Walton.
Honorary pallbearers will be his boyhood and intimate friends.

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BILLY FROST DIES SAN ANTONIO; WILL BE BURIED HERE

CLINTON WINKLER (BILLY) FROST DIED TUESDAY MORNING IN HOSPITAL

Word reached Corsicana Tuesday morning that Clinton Winkler (Billy) Frost, formerly of Corsicana but now of San Antonio, died in a San Antonio hospital about 9 o’clock Tuesday morning. The deceased was 33 years old and had been ill for about ten days. Roger Frost and Mr. and Mrs. Max D. Almond were at the bedside when the end came.

Clinton was the youngest son of the late Judge Samuel R. Frost and Mollie Winkler Frost.

Billy Frost was a World War veteran and saw many months of service in the American army in France during the war. He was among the first of the soldiers who reported to San Antonio, Texas, camp and went overseas, within a short time.

The body will arrive in Corsicana early Wednesday morning, and will be taken to the home of A. N. Justiss, 620 West Third avenue. Funeral services will be held from the Justiss home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood.

Deceased is survived by two brothers and six sisters; Roger Frost, Barry Frost; Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Mrs. George E. Jester, Mrs. Max D. Almond, Mrs. Guy Gibson, Mrs. R. L. Calkins, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. D. Kneal of Tulsa Okla.

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BILLY FROST LAID REST IN OAKWOOD THURSDAY MORNING

NATIVE OF CORSICANA DIED IN SAN ANTONIO TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Clinton Winkler (Billy) Frost, aged 33 years, who died in the P. & S. Hospital, San Antonio, Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from his residence of Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Justiss, 629 West Third avenue with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The body arrived in Corsicana from San Antonio early Wednesday.

Mr. Frost was a veteran of the World War. He went overseas with the Ninetieth Division and served under General Henry T. Allen. After the armistice was signed, he served with the Army of Occupation in Germany.

Surviving are two brothers, Roger and Barry Frost, both of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Mrs. George E. Jester, Mrs. Max D. Almond, Mrs. Guy M. Gibson, Mrs. R. L. Calkins, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. D. Kneal of Tulsa, Okla.

The active pallbearers were Alton N. Justiss, Frost Justiss, Earl W. Harrison, Douglas Almond, Henry Call, Neal Walton and Jack Walton.

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William Aylon Barnes Sr.
Jan 4, 1912 - Jul 3, 1951

Rites Are Held For Victim Of Truck Accident
Funeral services were held here Wednesday for W. A, Barnes, 39, who died in a Huntsville hospital Tuesday of injuries received in an auto mishap Monday morning.
Barnes was injured when a truck in which he had hitchhiked a ride from Houston overturned eight miles south of Huntsville, according to the Associated Press. The driver of the truck, a 15-year-old Houston boy, received only minor injuries, but was being held by police when it was learned the truck had been stolen from a Houston broom company.
Bus Ticket Found Highway patrolmen found in Barnes' pocket a bus ticket from Houston to Corsicana.
Services were held from the Griffin chapel at 3 p. m. Wednesday, with Rev, W. F. Lovelady conducting and Rev. Jack Goff assisting.
Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.
Surviving are his wife and a son, W. A. Barnes, Jr., both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barnes of Corsicana; two brothers, Asheley Barnes of Longview and Elton Barnes of Gladewater; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Reeves, Mrs. E. E. Summerlin and Mrs. Lena Quinn, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearers listed.
Pallbearers were Carl Lee Grimes, Gerald Tanner, Sammy Cates, Charley Cates, J. W. Cates and Zack Cates.
Griffin Funeral Home was in charge.

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Barry Lee Frost
Aug 17, 1884 - Jul 18, 1951

Barry Frost Dies
Here Wednesday
Barry Frost, life-long Corsicana resident, died at the Navarro Hotel Annex Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a. m. Friday from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Frost was the son of the late Judge and Mrs. Sam R. Frost, pioneer Corsicana residents.
Surviving are a son, Sam Frost, Richland: two daughters, Mrs. Brooks Allen. Tulsa, and Mrs. G. L. Neal, Houston; four sisters, Mrs. A. N. Justiss, Mrs. George
E. Jester, Mrs. Max D. Almond, Sr., and Mrs. Guy M. Gibson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Robert Arthur McCarter
Mar 16, 1897 - Oct 12, 1951

R. A. McCarter Dies On Friday
R. A. McCarter, 54, retired oil operator, died at his home in Powell early Friday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here at 3 p. m. Saturday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, Powell Baptist minister, assisted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.
A native of Eureka, McCarter spent most of his life in Navarro county and resided in Corsicana many years.
McCarter retired from the oil business in 1944. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of the First Methodist church here.
Surviving are his wife of Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Martin, Frost; two grandsons; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M, McCarter, Kerens; two brothers, J. K. McCarter, Kerens, and N. E. McCarter, Baytown; two sisters, Mrs J. J. Upchurch, Tyler, and Mrs. A. G. Godley, Jr., Powell, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, Lloyd Hamilton, R. E. Bush, W. M. Lowe, O. L. Bancroft, J. E. Davant, J. R. Bush and Byram Humphries.
Griffin will direct.

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Martha Etta (Brown) Fullwood
Jan 24, 1870 - Jun 23, 1950

Funeral Rites
Mrs. Fullwood Held On Sunday
Funeral services for Mrs. P. D. Fullwood, 80, who died at her home, 1619 Sycamore Friday afternoon following an illness of four years, were held Sunday at 3 p. m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, Waco Baptist minister, formerly pastor of the First Baptist church here.
Born at Cryer Creek, January 24, 1870, Mrs. Fullwood resided at Eureka following her marriage in 1887 until 1899 when the family moved to Kerens. She had been a Corsicana resident since 1914.
Surviving are a son, Travis Fullwood, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Lucile Cotulla, Davis, Calif.; Mrs. Clara Deyo, Palestine, and Mrs. Helen B. Scruggs, Coosbay, Ore.; eight grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were P. D. Fullwood Leon Whaley, Jr., Eddie Deyo Bacil Coe, George Rosebrock, Hubert Harris, Fullwood Boyd and Earl Boyd, all grandsons and nephews.

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Daniel Webster Morgan
Dec 26, 1880 - Jun 06, 1950

Morgan Rites Were Held Here Sunday at 5 P. M.
Funeral services for Daniel Webster Morgan, 69, retired city employee, who died at his home, 602 East Park avenue Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 5 p. m. from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff and Rev. R. M. Bowen of the North Bide Baptist church.
The WOW Lodge had charge of the graveside rites and provided the pallbearers.
Surviving are his wife, a son, A. M. Thomas; a sitter, Mrs. Cora Breedlove, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Andrew Hatton Robertson
Jan 9, 1885 - May 28, 1950

Buried Oakwood Cemetery Monday
A. H. Robertson, 66, former Coriscanan, died at his home in DeLeon Sunday Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery here.
Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Sam Weaver, De Leon; two sons, John H. Robertson, Lubbock, and Curtis G. Robertson, Austin; mother, Mrs. Cebelle Hays, Ft. Worth; four brothers, Ray Robertson, Arlington; P. E. Robertson, Fort Worth: Robert Robertson, Decatur.
and Leo Robertson, Houston.
Corley Funeral Home handled local arrangements.

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Emma (Behrendt) Koehn
Apr 4, 1883 - Mar 10, 1950

Mrs. Emma Koehn
Funeral Rites
Held Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Koehn, 66, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Wm. K. Schuster, pastor of the Lutheran church.
Surviving are a son, Ernest Koehn; two daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Ross and Mrs. Pauline Baldwin, all of Corsicana, and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J. E. Baldwin, C. C. Griffin, C. R. Hart, C. M. Lane, E. S. McDowell and A. Dowd.

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INFANT SON Neese
died Mar 10, 1950

Rites For Infant Slated Sunday
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin C. Neese died in Waco Friday.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents of Waco and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Neese, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Mary (Lane) Wood
Nov 1846 - Oct 11, 1920

Venerable Lady Passed Away.
Mrs. Wood, widow of the late Capt.
A. P. Wood, aged 74 years, died suddenly, this morning at 7 o'clock at the family home on South Fifteenth street and the funeral will take place from the home tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 with interment in Oakwood. The deceased is survived by three children, Messrs. Sterling and Lawrence Wood and Miss Annie Wood. She had lived in Navarro county for fifty years, and for forty-five years in Corsicana, and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.
Following are the pallbearers: Active—C. N. Olson, N. C. Goodman, Cullen Dunn, Ruben Neece, Nat Pinkston, W. D. Nowlan, Sidney Story, Chas. Highnote.
Honorary—A. L. Lotspeach, A. D. Miller, G. E. Jester, R. B. Johnston, T. C. Walton, R. L. Hamilton, P. C. Townes, Ewen Edens, W. C. McKinney, H. R. Carter,. J. S. Murchison, Lowery Martin, Ed Lenord, Judge Rufus Hardy, S. D. Ramsey, A. J. Waring, Elbert Williams, S. B. Robinson, I. N. Cerf, W. C. Oldham, W. H. Hastings, Cal Schwartz, H. L Stone, A. Hoover. W. P. McCammon.

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FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON.

Remains of Highly Esteemed lady Interred in Oakwood.

The funeral of the late Mrs. A. F. Wood, whose death occurred at the family home, 6604 South Fifteenth Street yesterday morning at 7 o’clock, took place there this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. The services at the home were under the auspices of the Christian Science church, and were concluded at the grave by Rev. C. H. Booth. A large concourse of friends attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Andrew Oscar Smith
Sep 26, 1855 - Feb 7, 1929

OSCAR SMITH DIES SUDDENLY THURSDAY BURIAL ON FRIDAY LONG-TIME RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY FOLLOWING STROKE
Oscar Smith, 74, native of Tennessee, but resident of Corsicana for over a half century, died suddenly at his apartment in the Mulkey home, corner of North
Twelfth street and West Third avenue, Thursday morning at 2 o'clock following an illness with paralysis of only a few minutes. The funeral services will be con-ducted Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Smith was a prominent member of the I. O. O. F. lodge No. 63 and had been affiliated with the organization for 49 years.
For a number of years he was in the shoe business and later in the oil and grocery business, Surviving are his wife, one brother, two half sisters, Mrs. Lillie Love and Mrs. Kate Haden, both of Corsicana; six cousins, Mrs. Abe Mulkey, F. S. Kerr, S. M. Kerr, Cal E. Kerr, Mrs. A. G. Sloan and Percy Smith, all of Corsicana, and other relations.
Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.
Mr. Smith had a slight, cold for several days but had played dominoes until 10 o'clock and then retired.
When he became ill, his wife went downstairs for aid and in a few minutes he had died.
Officials of the local I.O.O.F. Lodge have called a meeting of Odd Fellows at the I.O.O.F. hall at 2:30 o’clock. The services will be conducted from the
Mulkey residence by Rev. Tom Lennox, pastor of the First Christian church with the Odd Fellows in charge at the grave.

NOTICE ODD FELLOWS
A call is issued for members of the local I.O.O.F. Lodge to meet at the I.O.O.F. hall at 2:30 Friday afternoon for the purpose of attending the funeral of Bro. A. O. Smith.
R. S. REED, NG.
W. J. LUNN, Sec.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR OSCAR SMITH

PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT AND BUSINESS MAN DIED EARLY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Oscar Smith, 74, retired business man, native of Tennessee, but resident of Corsicana for more than a half century, prominent Odd Fellow, who died at his apartment at Mrs. Abe Mulkey’s home corner North Twelfth street and West Third avenue, Thursday morning at 2 o’clock suddenly with a stroke of paralysis, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Mulkey residence with burial in
Oakwood cemetery.

The services at the house were in charge of Rev. Tom Lennox, pastor of the First Christian church, I. O. O. F., of which he had been a member 49 years, and who is thought to have been the oldest member, had charge of the services at the grave.

For a number of years before his retirement, Mr. Smith was in the shoe, oil and grocery business.

The members of the local Odd Fellows Lodge met at the I. O. O. F. hall at 2:30 o’clock on the call of R. S. Reed, noble grand, and W. J. Lunn, secretary.

Sutherland Undertaking Company had charge of the funeral.

Mr. Smith had had a slight cold for several days, but was not ill. he retired shortly after 10 o’clock Wednesday night and Mrs. Smith was awakened when he was taken sick, death resulting in a few minutes.

Surviving are his wife, one brother, Will Smith, Corsicana; one half-brother, Donald Smith, Corsicana; two half-sisters, Mrs. Lillie Love and Mrs. Kate Haden, both of Corsicana; six cousins, Mrs. Abe Mulkey, Frank S. Kerr, S. M. Kerr, Cal E. Kerr, Mrs. A. G. Sloan, and Percy Smith, all of Corsicana and numerous other relatives.

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Among the out-of-town relatives attending the funeral services of the late Oscar Smith, who passed away quite unexpectedly on Thursday evening at his home and was buried Friday afternoon were Mrs. Smith’s sisters and brother, Miss Alberta Brasher of Houston, Joe Brasher of Dallas and Mrs. Sawyer and husband of Cuero, Mrs. Smith accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Sawyer home Saturday morning for a few days’ stay.

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Josephine (Brandon) Bryant
Dec 23, 1854 - Jan 15, 1929

AGED RESIDENT OF EMHOUSE DIED HERE MONDAY NIGHT
Mrs. Josephine Bryant, aged 74 years, native of Missouri, but a resident of the Emhouse community for forty years, died at the home of her son, Johnny Bryant, 1505 West Twelfth and One-Half avenue, Monday night and the funeral services were conducted from the residence Tuesday, afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. B Key, Baptist minister. Mrs. Bryant had been a member of the Methodist church for many years.
Surviving are two sons, Halbert Bryant and Johnny Bryant, both of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Bell Scroggins, Corsicana; Mrs. O. E. Stone, Corsicana; Mrs. T. Y Worthington, Corsicana; Mrs. R. H. Dickinson, Joshua; Mrs. Zort Swink, Austin, seventeen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Cleveland Samuel Carrington
Oct 5, 1888 - Mar 17, 1972

C. S.Carrington
Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Cleveland Samuel Carrington, 83, of Corsicana.
The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery with friends of the family as pallbearers.
He was a retired machinist, a veteran of World War I and a member of the Baptist Church.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Annie Carrington, and several nieces and nephews.

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Diana Lee Ledwell
Aug 6, 1953 - July 24, 1954

Sunday Rites For Pasadena Child Funeral services for Diana Lee Leadwell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Daniel Leadwell, Pasadena, were held from the Corley
Chapel Sunday at 4 p. m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
The child, who would have been one year old August 6, died Saturday morning at the family residence in Pasadena.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents and a sister, Debra Kay Leadwell, all of Pasadena; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Leadwell, Navarro, and Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Weyant, Fort Worth.

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Richard Wayne Townley
Jul 4, 1942 - Jun 12, 1970

Townley Rites
Funeral services for Richard Wayne Townley, 27, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Chapel and burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.
Mr. Townley died Friday in Athens as the result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Survivors include his mother, two brothers and two sisters.

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Thornton C. Cash
Jun 19, 1900 - Jun 12, 1970

Cash Rites
Graveside services for T. C. Cash were held here Saturday under direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Mr. Cash died Thursday in Tyler and Services were held there Saturday morning.
Survivors include his wife, his mother, and two sisters.

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Alice (Robinson) Chewning
Nov 6, 1893 - Oct 3, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS CHEWNING BE HELD THURSDAY
Mrs. Alice Robinson Chewning, aged 40, died at the family home, 312 East First avenue, Wednesday morning at 9 o'clock and the funeral will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry.
Surviving are a son, W. F. Chewning, Powell; four daughters Mrs. John Cooper. Mrs. Earl Honea and Mrs. K. C. Reeder, all of Corsicana: and Mrs. W. M. Junkin, Ennis; three brothers, Bob Robinson, Corsicana, Walter Robinson, Powell: and R Robinson Cryer Creek: two sisters. Mrs. N. P. Muns. Corsicana, and Mrs. Esther Sapp, London; and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. ALICE CHEWNING

Funeral rites for Mrs. Alice Robinson Chewning, 40, who died at the family home, 312 East First Avenue, Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Henry.

Surviving are a son, W. F. Chewning, Powell; four daughters Mrs. John Cooper. Mrs. Earl Honea and Mrs. K. C. Reeder, all of Corsicana: and Mrs. W. M. Junkin, Ennis; three brothers, Bob Robinson, Corsicana, Walter Robinson, Powell: and R Robinson Cryer Creek: two sisters. Mrs. N. P. Muns. Corsicana, and Mrs. Esther Sapp, London; and other relatives.

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Anna Maude (McMullen) Roberson-Monts
May 10, 1881 - Dec. 10, 1950

Mrs. Maude Monts
Rites On Monday
Mrs. Maude Monts, 69, died at the family residence, 105 Max avenue, Saturday at 6 p. m. Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p. m. from the North
Corsicana Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor, and Rev. Roy Davis, Methodist minister of Wortham.
Surviving are two sons, Frank Roberson, Corsicana, and Clyde Roberson, Chicago; three brothers, A. D. McMullan, Corsicana; T. C. McMullan, Tupelo, and J. B. McMullan, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. M. C. Burdlne, Tupelo; Mrs. Allen Douglas, Dallas, and Mrs. L. B. Wheeler, Tupelo; three grandchildren, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Ralph Wheeler, Tommv Wheeler, Tine McMullan, Neal Crawford, John Norwood and Stanley Gorman.
Corley directed.

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Roy R. Neese
Aug 7, 1890 - Dec 7, 1950

Roy R. Neese Funeral Sunday
Funeral services for Roy R. Neese, 60, long-time Navarro county resident who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday night, were held from the First Baptist Church Sunday at 3 p. m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.
Prior to moving to Dallas several years ago, Neese was an employee of the City of Corsicana.
Surviving are his wife of Dallas; four sons, William R. and Melvin C. Neese, Randolph Field, San Antonio; Marvin A. Neese, Waco, and Wesley Neese, Little Rock, Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Power, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mrs. George Abbis, Denver. Colo., and Mrs. Glenn Buck, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lee Brown, and a brother, Virgil Neese, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers. Corley directed.

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ROY R. NEESE FUNERAL HELD
CORSICANA. Dec. 11 - SPL - Funeral services for Roy R. Neese, 60, who died in the Methodist Hospital in Dallas, Thursday, were held from the First Baptist church here Sunday at 3 p.m., Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery here.
Neese was a long-time resident of Navarro county prior to moving to Dallas several years ago. He was connected with the City of Corsicana for a number of years.
Surviving are his widow of Dallas; four sons, William R. and Melvin C. Neese, both of Randolph Field, San Antonio; Marvin A. Neese, Waco, and Wesley Neese of Little Rock Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Power, Santa Barbara, Calif.; Mrs. George Abbis, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Glenn Buck, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lee Brown, and a brother, Virgil Neese, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Kate (Armstrong) Decherd
May 1871 - Dec 23, 1955

Tuesday Services
For Mrs. Decherd

Mrs. Kate Armstrong Decherd, wife of John Edgar Decherd, died in a Little Rock, Ark., hospital Friday morning.
Funeral services are planned from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.
A former resident of Corsicana and Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Decherd had made their home in Little Rock, Ark., for the past five years.
Mrs. Decherd was a native Texan and the daughter of the late Jim and Sarah Armstrong. who resided in Irene and Corsicana.
She was a member of the First Methodist church of Little Rock and prior to that time was a member of the First Methodist church here. She also was a member of the James Blair Chapter of the D.A.R and a direct descendant of one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Surviving are her husband of Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Cyril E. Deese, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. L. C. Heaton, Edinburg; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Gage, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. B. Barnes, Hubbard; a brother, Marvin Armstrong, McAllen; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. J. E. Decherd Expires Friday

Mrs. J. E. Decherd, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Cyril Deese, in Little Rock, Ark., Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Decherd was the daughter of the late Rev. James Armstrong. She resided in Corsicana until moving to Little Rock two years ago.

Surviving are her husband of Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Deese, Little rock, and Mrs. Carnes Heaton, Edinburg; a sister, Mrs. W. W. Gage, New York, and other relatives.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Decherd

Mrs. Kate Armstrong Decherd, wife of John Edgar Decherd, died in a Little Rock, Ark., hospital Friday morning.

Funeral services are planned from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10 a. m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A former resident of Corsicana and Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Decherd had made their home in Little Rock, Ark., for the past five years.

Mrs. Decherd was a native Texan and the daughter of the late Jim and Sarah Armstrong, pioneer residents of Hill and Navarro counties, who resided in Irene and Corsicana.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Little Rock and prior to that time was a member of the First Methodist Church here. She also was a member of the James Blair Chapter of the DAR and a direct descendant of one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Surviving are her husband of Little Rock; two daughters, Mrs. Cyril E. Deese, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. L. C. Heaton, Edinburg; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Gage, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. B. Barnes, Hubbard; a brother, Marvin Armstrong, McAllen; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mrs. J. E. Decherd Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Armstrong Decherd, wife of John Edgar Decherd, who died in a Little Rock, Ark., hospital Friday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gene Brannan, associate pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Decherd was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Armstrong, pioneer residents of Navarro and Hill counties, who resided in Irene and Corsicana.

She was a member of the First Methodist church in Little Rock and formerly was a member of the First Methodist church here. She formerly resided in Corsicana and Dallas, prior to moving to Little Rock five years ago.

Mrs. Decherd also was a member of the James Blair Chapter of the DAR, and a direct descendant of one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence.

Surviving are her husband of Little Rock, and Mrs. L. C. Heaton, Edinburg; two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Gage, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. B. Barnes, Hubbard; a brother Marvin Armstrong, McAllen; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Murphy Williams, Tom Spikes, W. P. McCammon, John Callicutt, Otis Pederson and J. W. McCammon.

McCammon directed.

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Ruth Clemmie (Smotherman) Roe
Aug 19, 1889 - Dec 22, 1955

Mrs. Ruth Roe
Rites Saturday
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruth Roe, 66, widow of the late Tom Roe, who died at the family home 908 South Seventeenth street, of a heart attack Thursday afternoon were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m from the Corlcy Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev B. Thomas Tribblc, pastor of the Central Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Roe had resided in Corsicana 55 years Surviving are two sons, Wilson Roe, Dallas, and Clinton Roe Waco; three daughters, Mrs. E. E Buchanan, Tucson, Ariz.; Mrs. B R. Britton and Mrs. E. L. Charles both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; a brother, Boyd Smotherman, Houston, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were George Chappell, G. A. Robinson, R. W. Sparkman, .B. McDowell, Otis Atkeison and Preston Brown.

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John E. McLain
Jun 25, 1882 - Dec 06, 1955

Former Resident
Dies Texas City
John McLain, former Corsicana resident, died in Texas City of a heart attack Tuesday, according to information received by friends here Wednesday morning. Graveside services will be held here Thursday, it was stated, but other funeral arrangements had not been announced early Wednesday afternoon. Survivors include his wife and three daughters.

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Friday Services For John McLain
Funeral services for John McLain, former Corsicana resident who died of a heart attack at Texas City Tuesday, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3 p. m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.  McLain had resided in Texas City 35 years. He had been a special guard at the Texas City Railroad terminal for a number of years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Matille McLain, Texas City; three daughters, Mrs. A. F. Singleton Big Lake; Mrs. T. J. Colburn and Mrs. C. H. Barre, both of Texas City; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Ruful M. McLain, Corpus Christi; four sisters, Mrs. Cora Foreman, Corpus Christi; Mrs. S. D. Shaw, Lubbock; Mrs. John Gound, Weslaco, and Mrs. Roy Smith, Knox City, Kan., and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 8, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Matille Scott (Mays) McLain married Nov 5, 1906; s/o Jackson Henry McLain & Mary Eugene “Mollie” (Jones) McLain buried in Knox City, Texas

Matille Scott (Mays) McLain
Sep 3, 1888 - Sep 1, 1964

Hold Services
Mrs. McLain
Graveside services for Mrs. John E. McLain, former resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Texas City, were held at Oakwood Cemetery Thursday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Basil Jones of Texas City.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Charles Barre and Mrs. T. J. Colburn, both of Texas City, and Mrs. Ruth Singleton, Nocona; seven grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren sister, Mrs. R. C. Maddox Houston; a niece, Mrs. Richard D. Parker, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Nina (Patterson) Tuell
Dec 18, 1874 - Dec 03, 1955

Mrs. Tuell
Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Tuell, 81, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was In Oakwood Cemetery.
Mrs. Tuell was a native of Tennessee, but had resided In Corsicana for 30-odd years.
A sister-in-law, Mrs. Carl Patterson of Dallas, is the only survivor.
Pallbearers were Lewis David, Dr. Fred B. Owen, Earl Presley, J. F. Adams, W. B. Spearman, John Sibley, Leland Fikes, James Wycoff and Robert Irvine.

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John Daniel Justice
Jun 05, 1864 - Mar 15,1955

John D. Justice
Expires Tuesday
John D. Justice, aged 90 years, 2700 West Second avenue, died in Memorial Hospital shortly before noon Tuesday.
In ill health for about two years, Justice fell at the family home Monday, night, striking his head on a concrete block in the back yard, Inflicting fatal injuries.
A native of Alabama, Justice resided in West Texas most of his life before moving to Corsicana 15 years ago: He was born, June 5, 1864, and was a Baptist. He was a retired farmer.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon pending advices from relatives.
Surviving are three sons, Roy Justice, Corsicana; Walter Eugene Justice, Dallas, and Robert Justice, Reno, Nevada; four grandsons, two great-grandsons, two great grand-daughters and other relatives.
Corley will direct.

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Roy Nixon Justice
Dec 13, 1889 - Nov 19, 1973

Roy Justice
Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Justice, 83, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.
Rev. Elvis Egge will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
Survivors include a brother, Robert Justice of Amarillo, and three nephews.

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Roy Justice
Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Roy N. Justice, 83, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. He was a retired owner of Roy's Cafe, had lived in Corsicana since 1931, and was a member of First Baptist Church.
He was a veteran of World War I.
His wife, Mrs. Mattie Thomas Justice, preceded him in death Oct. 10. Survivors include a brother, Robert Justice of Amarillo; and three nephews.

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Mattie Thomas (McDonald) Justice
Feb 8, 1874 - Oct 10, 1973

Mrs. Justice
Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Roy Justice, 79, of Corsicana, who was killed in a car accident Wednesday in Corsicana. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Justice of Corsicana; and two cousins.

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Mrs. Justice

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Roy Justice, 79, of Corsicana, who was killed in a car accident Wednesday in Corsicana. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana most of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Roy Justice of Corsicana; and two cousins, Agnes Martin and Mrs. Robert Clark of Corsicana.

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Woman Killed
On West Second
Mrs. Mattie Thomas Justice, 2700 West Second Ave., was fatally injured in a two-car accident at approximately 5 p.m. Wednesday in the 3000 block of West Second Avenue. Investigating Officer Terry Teetz reported that Mrs. Justice's car, traveling east on West Second apparently moved into the lane of a driver traveling westward.
She was pronounced dead on arrival to Memorial Hospital.
No other injuries occurred in the accident.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Justice are set for 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
She is survived by her husband, Roy Justice of Corsicana.

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Daniel K. McCammon
Mar 1, 1854 - Jul 15, 1934

D. K. M’CAMMON PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA, DIES FUNERAL FROM THE FIRST METHODIST CHURCH HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON


D. K. McCammon, 80, pioneer resident of Corsicana and Navarro county, died in Dallas Sunday morning and the funeral was held from the First Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He came to Corsicana with his parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Perry McCammon on the first passenger train to come into Corsicana. Nov. 21, 1871 and had resided in and near Corsicana since that time.
He was a life-long member of the Methodist church, and was a member of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church here for a number of years.
Mr. McCammon was in the cotton gin business and was considered an expert in estimating growing cotton crops in this section.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. Bruce Meador, Loraine, Texas, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the local church, and Dr. Caspar S. Wright, presiding elder. The Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., of which he was a member, had charge of the rites at the grave.
Surviving are his wife, a son, J. M. McCammon, Dallas; two grandsons and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Frank Irvine, J. B. Robinson, W. Art Martin, Ed Willis, W. A. Babb, W. J. Seelig, T. J. Walton and W. M. Huff.
Honory pallbearers were members of the Brotherhood Bible class of the First Methodist church.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Bruce Daniel McCammon
Feb 12, 1889 - Feb 3, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR BRUCE M’CAMMON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Bruce McCammon, native of Corsicana and resident of this community practically all of his life, who died in Tonkowa, Oklahoma, Saturday morning at 4:30 after a week’s illness with pneumonia, were held from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. McCammon, 1239 West Fifth avenue Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, one son, parents, a brother, Monroe McCammon, Dallas; an uncle, Rev. Bruce Meadow, Loraine, Texas and a number of relatives.
Mr. McCammon had been employed by an iron concern in Oklahoma for the past several months.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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BRUCE M’CAMMON DIED IN OKLAHOMA; BURIAL HERE SUNDAY

Bruce McCammon aged about 45 years, native of Corsicana and resident of this community practically all of his life, died at 4:30 o’clock Saturday morning at Tonkowa, Okla., after a week’s illness with pneumonia. He had been employed by the Williams Iron Works, Tonkowa, for the past several weeks.

The funeral rites will be held from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. K. McCammon, 1239 West Fifth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, parents, a brother, Monroe McCammon, Dallas; an uncle, Rev. Bruce Meadow, Loraine, Texas, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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