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Frank C. Crouch
Jun 27, 1873 - May 23, 1935

FRANK CROUCH AGED 62, DIED AT HIS HOME HERE AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Frank C. Crouch, aged 62, died Thursday, May 23' at the family home, after an illness of several months.

He is survived by his wife and three daughters, Mrs. Sam Western, Blooming Grove, Mrs. Jess Davis, Italy; and Mrs. Ralph Clayton, Houston; three grand-daughters and one great grandson.

Funeral services were held at the local Christian church with Rev. Lenox, pastor, Rev. Parnell of Italy, and Rev. C. E. Gipson, pastor of the First Baptist church in charge.

Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery with McCormick's Funeral Service in charge.

Card of Thanks

We take this method of thanking our many friends for the thoughtfulness and consideration shown us during the illness and death of our dear husband and father.

Mrs. F. C. Crouch and children

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Abbie Agnes (Carroll) Freeman
Dec 31, 1885 - May 5, 1935

MRS. ABBIE FREEMAN, 49, PASSED AWAY SUNDAY

Mrs. Abbie Freeman, aged 49 wife of W. T. Freeman, passed away at her home in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon after several weeks illness.

Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist church Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Chas. E. Gipson in charge. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Freeman is survived by her husband, two sons, Robert and Bruce Freeman, three daughters, Nellie Fern, Wilma and Bobbie all of Blooming Grove; her mother, Mrs. J. W. Carroll of Waco; and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were: J. J. Gillen, J. P. Avery, Mose Armstrong, Jack Gillen, Jim Glenn and E. J. Glenn.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank each and everyone of our friends for their kindness and sympathy in our bereavement of our darling wife and mother. May God bless each and everyone.

W. T. Freeman and family
Robert and family

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 10, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Thomas Truelove
May 22, 1859 - Sep 16, 1935

PROMINENT CITIZEN DIED HERE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

J. T. Truelove, aged 76, pioneer resident of this section, died Monday morning at 4 o'clock. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church with Rev. D. P Cagle of Frost and Rev. Crouch of Grand Prarie [sic] in charge. Burial followed in Rose Hill cemetery.

Active pallbearers were: Will Reid, J. A. King, Joe George, Ivy Doyle Fulton. Earl Hammonds and Cecil Meador.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Mr. Truelove was a native of Tennessee. coming to Texas in early youth. In 1890 he and Miss Mattie Thomason were united in marriage. The deceased was a long-time member of the Christian church and for years took an active interest in the betterment of the welfare of the farmers of Texas. John Truelove filled a place in the daily affairs of his fellow man that was helpful and he will be sorely missed by many.

Surviving the deceased are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Truelove, six children, Mrs. J. V. Cox, Mexia; W. O. Truelove, Ft. Lynn, Colo.; Tommy Truelove, Mexia; Mrs. Jack Armstrong, Ray and Nim Truelove, all of Blooming Grove; one brother, R. V. Truelove of Wichita Falls, and a half-sister Mrs. Jess Crouch of Grand Prairie and several grandchildren.

The Times extends sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Card of Thanks

We wish to thank our many friends and faithful Dr. Kelsey for the acts of kindness performed during the illness and death of our beloved husband and father. May God's richest blessings rest upon each of you.
Mrs. J. T. Truelove, and children
Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Thomason
Mr. and Mrs. J. T. York
Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Crouch

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 20, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY CITIZEN DIED MONDAY
John T. Truelove of Blooming Grove, Texas died last Monday. Mr. Truelove was a resident of Blooming Grove for fifty six years and was a prominent farmer and merchant during his lifetime.
He was a brother of Mrs. J. I. Crouch of this city and a number of Grand Prairie people attended the funeral, among them, Mr. and Mrs. Crouch and family, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Blackwood, Mrs. W. O. Havens, and Mrs. J. H. Donham.
Rev. Buel Crouch, a nephew of Mr. Truelove, conducted the funeral services at the First Christian church of Blooming Grove Tuesday afternoon

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James William Crocker
Feb 22, 1860 - Oct 18, 1935

PIONEER CITIZEN OF THIS SECTION BURIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Crocker, aged 75 years, pioneer resident of this section of the county, who died at his home east of town Friday afternoon at 1:20, following a stroke of paralysis Tuesday, were held from the Central Baptist Church Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Revs. P. W. Utley, pastor of the First Methodist church was in charge of the rites.

Mr. Crocker had been a prominent farmer here for more than 30 years. He was a kind husband and father, and his passing leaves a vacancy that can't be filled and the beautiful floral offerings atttested to the love and high esteem in which the deceased was held by his many friends.

Active pallbearers were: G. E. Ramsey, Jay Sewell, Will Ingram, Ed Melton, George Ward and Roger Carroll.

Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Brewer Nash, Perrton; Mrs. R. R. Massengale, Miss Jessie Crocker, Blooming Grove and Mrs. Ruth Deming of Dallas: three sons, Arthur Crocker and Arl Crocker, both of Blooming Grove, and J. D. Crocker of Los Angeles, Calif.; a number of grandchildren, and other relatives including two cousins, R. L. Harris, Corsicana, and J W. Harris of Blooming Grove, county assessor-collector of taxes, and county commissioner, respectively.

The McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 25, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Burtis Ringold Hammonds
Mar 15, 1918 - Feb 26, 1980

Funeral services for B. R. Hammonds, 61, who was found dead at his home Tuesday in Corsicana, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana. Officiating minister was Father August J. Merkel. Interment was in Lone Oak Cemetery.

Survivors are his wife Corsicana, daughter, Debbie Hammonds Beaumont; one son, Greg Hammonds; three brothers, Monroe of Corsicana, Dan of Coleman and Jack of Abilene; one sister, Mrs. Helen Garrison of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were Jerry Garrison, Danny Hammonds, Bill Nichols, Jim Yarborough, Charles Furr and Greg Hammonds.

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Nora B. McClure
Nov 4, 1900 - Jan 9, 1926

Miss Nora McClure passed away, after a long illness and interment took place at Lone Oak cemetery. Miss Nora was about twenty-two years old and was the daughter of J. N. McClure. She was well known in Blooming Grove and had many very dear friends among the young folks with whom she was in school. The burial was largely attended and the floral offering was very large, attesting the esteem and sweet girl traits which she possessed.

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A Tribute

Miss Nora McClure, oldest daughter of J. N. McClure of Lone Oak, passed quietly away Saturday. She was a noble Christian, having professed her faith in Christ at the age of 14 and united with Lone Oak church and was a faithful member until death. She leaves many friends besides her family who mourn her loss.

"The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed by the name of the Lord."

J. L. Stitt

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W. Marvin Pierce
Jan 18, 1880 - Oct 7, 1926

FORMER BLOOMING GROVE MAN BURRIED HERE SATURDAY

Marvin Pierce, middle aged man, was shot through the heart while he was sitting on his front porch in Brazoria last Thursday afternoon about four o'clock. The gun was fired by someone who had a grudge against Marvin from a blacksmith shop across the street from the Pierce home.

Mr. Pierce had just arrived home and was there alone, the children having gone to the field to pick cotton immediately after school.

Some fifteen or sixteen years ago Marvin Pierce lived in Blooming Grove, and has many relatives living here at the present time. The body was brought to Blooming Grove Saturday and buried in the Lone Oak cemetery with Bro. Johnston officiating in the funeral service. Mrs. Preddy, mother and J. W. Pierce, brother of the deceased came here from Breckenridge for the funeral.

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Louisa Jennifer (Williams) Peacock
1859 - January 1, 1930

Mrs. Peacock Died in Terrell, Buried Here

Mrs. Louise J. Peacock, age 72, formerly of Lone Cedar, passed away in Terrell January 1, and was brought to Lone Oak where funeral services and interment was held. Rev. E. L. Jones conducted the services, January 3rd.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Gordon and Luther Peacock.

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Matilda Ann (Smith) Hicks
Oct 4, 1847 - Oct 23, 1935

MRS. W. R. HIX PASSED AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. W. R. Hix [sic] age 88 years, died Wednesday morning at 4 o'clock following a short illness. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m.
Wednesday with Revs. C. E. Gipson and P. W. Utley officiating. Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Hix was a native of Iowa coming to Texas 67 years ago, and had resided in this community since the early 90's. She was a noble Christian character, having been a faithful member of the Christian church for 50 years.

THe deceased is survived by an adopted daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Shipley, of Oklahoma City, who was at her bedside at the time of her death.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the McCormick Funeral Service.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 25, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

David P. "Dee" Carroll
Sep 21, 1872 - Feb 21, 1932

REMAINS OF DEE CARROLL BROUGHT HERE FOR BURIAL

Dee Carroll passed away in Italy Sunday morning at 1 o'clock. The remains were brought in a hearse to Blooming Grove Monday and a short and impressive funeral service was held at the Central Baptist church about 12, and interment took place at Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr. Carroll had been in very feeble health over a year, had not been to his place of business in Italy in a year. He was born at the old home place three miles south of Blooming Grove Sept. 21, 1873. He was the son of Judge and Mrs. James T. Carroll, one of six children and he is the first to pass on. His father is still living; his mother died in 1917, and the children living are: Dan Carroll, Corsicana; Ed and Ben Carroll and Mrs. Jay Sewell, Blooming Grove; and Roger Carroll, Beeville. His wife, formerly Miss Ada Richardson, ls living, but her health is very bad, she being almost an invalid.

Dee Carroll grew to manhood in this community. He was held high in the estimation of everybody, and conducted a meat market in Blooming Grove, and afterwards moved to Italy where he was associated with Volley Jaynes in the meat market business, the firm still operating in Italy.

Rev. Shuler of the Methodist church conducted the funeral assisted by Rev. Williams, new pastor of the Central Baptist church. The services were very comforting, bringing out the fact that the deceased was a man of many very fine traits. He was dependable, loyal true to every trust and believed in law enforcement and high standards of citizenship. He was popular and by his acts of splendid citizenship had greatly endeared himself to all whose good fortune it was to know him.

The mound was covered with beautiful wreaths and flowers, as tokens of love and friendship.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 26, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE BURIED MONDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, Feb. 22.—(Spl.)—Dee Carroll, aged 58, resident of Italy for the past ten years but a native of Blooming Grove, died at his home at Italy about 1 o’clock Sunday morning, and funeral services were held from the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove with the Revs. T. L. Schuler and Williams conducting the rites Monday morning at 11 o’clock. Interment was in Rose Hill cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his wife, his father, James T. Carroll; four brothers, Ben, and Ed, of Blooming Grove, Dan of Corsicana, and Roger of Beeville; one sister, Mrs. J. Sewell of Blooming Grove.

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Albert Johnson Cunningham
Apr 12, 1862 - Sept 28, 1925

A. J. Cunningham

The good citizen bearing the above name passed away Sunday night at the family home near Dresden.

The deceased was 63 years old, a member of the Central Baptist church and a representative farmer in whom everybody had confidence. He was a quiet, unassuming man - a man of high ideals and firmly fixed character. His wife and children survive him and a host of friends mourn the passing of this good man.

He was taken suddenly ill after retiring Friday night, and it was soon discovered that paralysis had rendered him unconscious. He never regained consciousness, passing away with scarcely a pain. The funeral was conducted by his pastor, Bro. Johnston, and the remains were interred at Dresden.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 2, 1925
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Clarence Stubblefield
Mar 6, 1916 - Mar 30, 1955

Accident Victim Rites At Dresden

Funeral services for Clarence Stubblefield, 39, Dallas welder, will be held from the Dresden Methodist church Thursday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

Stubblefield died in the Methodist hospital in Dallas Wednesday morning from injuries suffered in a fall from a ladder Tuesday night, it was reported here. He was helping a neighbor install a TV antenna at the time of the mishap in which he suffered fatal head injuries.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van George, pastor of the Fairview Baptist church, and Rev. T. R. Harrison, pastor of the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove.

The Masonic Lodge will have charge of the graveside services.

Stubblefield was reared in the Dresden community.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Alline Stubblefield, Dallas and parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Stubblefield, Dresden.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Florence (Unknown) Herr
May 4, 1880 - Apr 17, 1946

Funeral Held For Mrs. Florence Herr

Funeral services for Mrs. Florence Herr, aged 63, who died Friday in Shamrock, were held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley's Funeral Home chapel with the Revs. Jared I. Cartlidge and A. J. Kirkland conducting the rites. Interment was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Among the survivors are two Corsicanans, Mrs. D. Compton and Mrs. Floy Ashcroft, sisters.

Pallbearers were Cicil Thompson, F. A. Weick, R. F. Keihn, R. B. McDowell, J. A. Compton and Donald Compton.

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Bessie Marie Whiteside
Aug 20, 1902 - Nov 23, 1979

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Miss Bessie Whiteside, 77, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at her residence.

Rev. David Mosser and Rev. Roy Davis will officiate. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 20, 1902 in Navarro County. Miss Whiteside was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jake Whiteside.

She was a member of Central Methodist Church.

Miss Whiteside is survived by one brother, Doug Whiteside, of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Hitt, of Corsicana and Mrs. Belle Fox, of Springtown; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Gene Whiteside, Ray Whiteside, Donald Crabb, Bill Attebery, Don Hitt and Joe Fox.

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Luther Frank Arnold
Jan 24, 1896 - Apr 26, 1965

Luther Arnold Services Held

Services for Luther Arnold, 69, who died in the Methodist hospital, Dallas, Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Arnold was the caretaker of Laurel Land cemetery in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife of Dalas; three sons, H. N. and O. G. Arnold, both of Dallas, and J. K. Arnold, Santa Ana, Calif.; six grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Q. Q. Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. J. A. Brister, Walnut Springs, and Mrs. Nora Herring, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wendell Sheffield, Frank Arnold, Bill Leonard, R. A. Brown, Doug Hightower and Henry Williams.

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Clara E. (Dill) Neeley
Mar 30, 1871 - Jul 6, 1937

TYLER WOMAN WILL BE BURIED DRESDEN THURSDAY MORNING

Mrs. Clara E. Meeley, 66, of Tyler, died there yesterday and funeral services are planned for the Corley Funeral chapel at 10 o'clock Thursday morning, with interment in the Dresden Cemetery. Rev. Osborn of Van will conduct the services.

Surviving are her husband, W. R. Meeley, Tyler; one son, Alfred Meeley, Tyler; one daughter, Mrs. Leslie Thompson, Van; two brothers, O. E. Dill and Walter Dill, both of Corsicana and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Cox, Beaumont, and Mrs. Kate Mewey.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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Mattie Lee (King) Crosby
Apr 5, 1875 - Jul 7, 1940

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Mrs. A. B. Crosby

The funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Lee Crosby, aged 65, who died at her home here at 5 a.m. Saturday, were held at the Methodist church Sunday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Van P. Morrison conducting the rites.

Mrs. Crosby had been a loyal and faithful member of the Methodist church for more than fifty years and had been a member of the Ladies' Bible class of the Blooming Grove Methodist church for 28 years.

Surviving are her husband, A. B. Crosby; one daughter, Mrs. Ray Burns; a daughter in law, Mrs. A. B. crosby, and three grandchildren of Dallas; two brothers, J. A. King, Blooming Grove, and George King, Richardson; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Pace, Waco, and Mrs. Emma Hudson, McKinney.

Pallbearers were W. G. C. Ingram, H. E. Simpson,k R. J. Page, R. D.
garrison, Sam Carroll and E. J. Glenn, Jr.

Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery with the McCormich Funeral Service in charge.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 12, 1940
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Willie Mackie (McGraw) Crouch
Mar 30, 1878 - Apr 19, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WILLIE M. CROUCH

Mrs. Willie M. Crouch, age 59, wife of the late F. C. Crouch, died at her home in Blooming Grove at 1 p.m. Monday, April 19th.

Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Tuesday at 2 p.m.
by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. W. Z. Corbin, of Waxahachie. Interment was made at Rose Hill cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Sam Weston, Blooming Grove; Mrs.
Jess Davis, Italy; Mrs. Edgar Goade, Dallas; two brothers, H. G. and L.
J. McGraw, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Frederick, Mrs.
Lena Patterson, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ada Turner, of Rice, and several grandchildren.

The McCormick Funeral Service directed the arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 23, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James "Jim" Bennett
About 1875 - July 7, 1940

Jim Bennett, colored, a long time resident of this community, died suddenly Saturday night. He was buried Sunday in the Pruitt cemetery.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 12, 1940
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Death Certificate

Genevieve Gurtha Allen
Oct 27, 1887 - Jul 26, 1979

Miss Allen

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove for Miss Jenevieve Allen, 91, of Corsicana who died Thursday in the Twilight Home.

Rev. Kenneth Hadley will officiate the services and Corley Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Miss Allen was born Oct. 27, 1887 in Blooming Grove. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Milton Allen.

She is survived by a niece, Miss Viola Allen of Corsicana.

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Joseph Valentine Noble, Sr.
Nov 6, 1865 - June 3, 1917

DIED FAR FROM HOME

Corsicana Citizen Passed Away at Rochester, Minnesota.

J. V. Noble, who had been a resident of Navarro county practically all his life, first living at Kerens for many years, and for five or six years being a resident here, died in the Mayo hospital at Rochester, Minnesota, yesterday, following a very recent operation for gall stones.

The deceased, who had a host of friends all over the county and who was in the prime of life, had been in bad health for a long time, and while his death was a shock to our community, as well as to the Kerens people, where he formerly resided, it was not altogether a surprise to those who knew of his condition.

Surviving the deceased is his widow and five children, Joe Noble, Jr. of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Davis Neece of Corsicana and Misses Esther, Edith and Olive Noble, all of whom are still under the parental roof. The deceased also had one brother, Lon Noble, editor of the Kerens Tribune, and two sisters, Mrs. W. W. Ingram of Kerens and Mrs. C. L. Matthews of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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REMAINS ARRIVED AT NOON

Funeral Services for J. V. Noble Tomorrow

The remains of the late J. V. Noble who died at Rochester, Minnesota, Sunday night, arrived here today at noon and the funeral will take place from the family home, 208 North Thirtieth street tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock. Rev. B. W. Vining officiating.

The following will act as pall-bearers: Active - Leon Guynes and T. A. Gibson, of Corsicana; Dr. K. W. Rowe, Lee Bain, Will Bain, R. H. Daniel, J. C. Walger, J. E. Simmons, and C. J. Halls, all of Kerens. Honorary - Dr. J. C. Blair, Dallas; W. D. Ray, Kerens; J. A. Thompson, W. M. Peck, W. L. Holman, Dr. B. F. Houston, Walter Burgess, Arthur Caldwell, Geo. F. Miller, S. W. Molder and J. R. Neece, Jr.

Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Noble went to Chicago with her husband and was with him when the end came. She was joined in Rochester by her sister, Mrs. Dr. Simons of Chicago, and her son, J. V. Noble, Jr., met the funeral party at Kansas City, Mo., and her brother-in-law, C. L. Matthews and T. A. Gibson met them at Dallas this morning.

The deceased was reared in Navarro county and was one of her most popular and highly esteemed citizens.

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REMAINS LAID AT REST.

Big Throng Follows Remains of J. V. Noble to Oakwood.

The funeral of the late J. V. Noble took place this morning at 10 o’clock from the family home on South Thirtieth street, and an immense throng followed the remains to Oakwood cemetery and there were many beautiful floral offerings, many of these coming from other points.

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Deep sympathy from friends and indeed from the whole community, goes out to Mrs. J. V. Noble and family in the time of their great sorrow, the loss of a devoted husband and father. It was hoped against hope that a visit to the celebrated Mayo Brothers would restore health but the end was to come in the last effort of the great physician to prolong life. Mr. Noble was laid to rest Thursday morning in Oakwood cemetery.

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Homer D. Humphries, Sr.
Aug 31, 1915 - Dec 25, 1979

Homer D. Humphries, Sr., passed away at his home Christmas day after a lengthy illness. He was born Aug. 31, 1915, in Mildred and was a longtime Corsicana auto dealer and Realtor.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr., will officiate. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Humphries was a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of the 1932 state champion Tiger football team and served in the Pacific Theater in the Army Air corps during World War II. He was also a charter member of the Southwest Football Officials Association.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Mrs. Homer Humphries; his daughter, Mrs. Ole Olsen, of Bedford; two sons, William L. Humphries, of Richardson, and Homer D. Humphries, Jr., of Lake Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. R. D. Beauchamp, Mrs. V.W. Summerall and Mrs. James H. Parks, all of Corsicana; two brothers, Ray Humphries and Joe Humphries, both of Corsicana; and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are June Clark, Spencer Elliott, George Leonard, III, Sam Humphries, Jr., Jimmy Morris and Claude Hervey.

Honorary pallbearers are James Laudan, Holman Olsen, Boyd Payne, all of Corsicana, and Charles Selby, of Knoxville, Tenn.

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Nina Eudora White
Dec 4, 1883 - Dec 26, 1979

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. J. Edd White, 96, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 4, 1883, and had lived in Corsicana for 90 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary G. Saunders, of Kerens; two grandsons, Joe G. Saunders, of Kerens, and R. E. Saunders, of Duncanville; two granddaughters, Mrs. Rose Ann Kuta, of Houston, and Mrs. Joe R. Baxter, of Beckville; and seven great0grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Charles Howard "Charlie" McNeel
Sep 14, 1886 - April 14, 1981

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for C. H. (Charlie) McNeel, 94, of Emhouse, who died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

A Navarro County native, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McNeel, he was a retired rancher and farmer, and member of Emhouse United Methodist Church. The Rev. Leroy Reaves and Rev. Burt M. Gillis officiated. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, Nora, of Emhouse; two sons, Paul E. McNeel of Halton City and Walton McNeel, of Dallas; six daughters, Mrs. Juanita Watson of Mertens, Mrs. Ettie May Crawford of Frost, Mrs. Tommie Fay Fields of Lancaster, Mrs. Sue McCanna of Mesquite, Mrs. Annette Vyers of Kilgore and Mrs. Bethel Carl of Livingston; 33 grandchildren; 56 great grandchildren and five great-great grandchildren.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, April 22, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James Rayborn Matthews
Sept 9, 1932 - Feb 23, 1981

Remains Those Of Matthews

Skeletal remains found this past week in a creekbed near Athens have been found to be those of Rayborn Matthews, 48, of Murchison, former dean of students at the Corsicana State Home and a disabled veteran.

Matthews had been missing since November 11 and an investigation into his whereabouts proved unsuccessful. No evidence was found to indicate that Matthews met with foul play, a Henderson County deputy said.

Funeral service for Matthews were Sunday at 4 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mickey Loftis and Rev. Troy Brooks officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Matthews is survived by his widow, Helen Matthews, Murchison; his mother, Alice Matthews, Corsicana; one daughter, Miss Annette Mathews, Blooming Grove; one son, Evan Matthews, Blooming Grove; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Warner, Corsicana; one brother, Tillmon R. Matthews, Athens; and four stepchildren.

Pallbearers were Lee Lambert, Virgil Scrimshire, Jessie Richards, Joe Bumgartner, Boyd Payne, Ben Sharpley, June P. Clark, Dr. A. L. Grizzaffi, W. L. Andrews, Lawrence DeMoss and Dave Garrett.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, March 4, 1981
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lyman Thomas Davis
Dec 21, 1879 - Dec 16, 1954

Lyman T. Davis Services Friday

Funeral services for Lyman T. Davis, who would have been 75 years old Tuesday, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by J. P. Johnston, minister of the North Beaton Street Church of Christ. Masons were pallbearers and had charge of the graveside rites. He was a member of all Masonic bodies.

Davis died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday afternoon following a several year's illness.

A native of Rice, Davis was a colorful figure here for more than a quarter of a century.

Originator of the famous Wolf Brand Chili, he sold the product from a wagon on the streets of Corsicana, later opening a factory in connection with a market, with the final result being the Wolf Brand Products Co., plant here now owned by the West Interests, one of the larger Corsicana industries.

An oil operator, Davis owned many valuable oil properties and operating drilling rigs.

He constructed a number of brick business houses here including the one at the corner of South Main and West Sixth avenue, northeast intersection, and a group in the vicinity of North Beaton street and Third avenue.

Davis had maintained his home on his extensive ranch between Corsicana and Emhouse in recent years.

V. T. Gilcrease, a cousin of Davis, had been his ranch foreman for years. Mr. and Mrs. Gilcrease reside on the Davis Ranch.

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Extended Illness Fatal Thursday To L. T. Davis, 74

Lyman T. Davis, 74, colorful merchant, oil operator and rancher, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday noon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 10 a.m.

The Masons will be in charge of the graveside rites at Oakwood Cemetery. Davis was a member of all the Masonic bodies. He was born, December 21, 1879.

Variet Interests

Davis originated the famous Wolf Brand Chili and sold it from a wagon parked on Corsicana streets. Later he opened a factory in connection with a market and then the business was expanded. The Wolf Brand Products Co. here, now owned by the West Interests, is one of the larger Corsicana industries.

Davis had been an oil operator for 30-odd years, owning many valuable oil properties and operating drilling rigs.

Lived on Ranch

He constructed the building at the intersection of South Main street and West Sixth avenue, occupied by the Miles company for years, and in a group of business houses in the vicinity of North Beaton street and Third avenue.

Davis has maintained his residence on a ranch between Corsicana and Emhouse for a number of years.

V. T. Gilcrease, foreman of the Davis ranch is a cousin. Mr. and Mrs. Gilcrease had resided at the Davis ranch for years.

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Billy Joe Shelton
May 10, 1925 - Sep 17, 1967

Shelton Rites Slated Tuesday

Billy Joe Shelton, a native and former resident of Frost, died in Fort Worth Sunday. He was 42.

Funeral services are planned Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Frost Methodist Church. The pastor, the Rev. Thad Son, will officiate. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery.

Surviving him are five brothers, J. E. Shelton, Nocona; D. M. Shelton, Odessa; the Rev. J. W. Shelton and C. K. Shelton, both of Fort Worth; and H. R. Shelton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; a sister, Mrs. Winona Dowdy, Garland.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Dois (Miles) Holland
Jun 6, 1918 - Dec 2, 2011

Dois Miles Holland
Born in Dresden, Texas on Jun. 6, 1918
Departed on Dec. 2, 2011 and resided in Brenham, TX.

Visitation: Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Service: Monday, Dec. 5, 2011 10:00 am
Cemetery: Prairie Lea Cemetery


Funeral services for Dois Miles Holland will be held Monday morning December 5, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. in Memorial Oaks Chapel with officiating minister Doug Hall. Interment will be in Prairie Lea Cemetery in Brenham.

Mrs. Holland was born in Dresden, Texas, on June 6, 1918, to Joseph Lee Miles and Eunice Maude Pitts Miles. She was married to Hugh Holland in Mertens, Texas, on February 17, 1940. Mrs. Holland, a devoted wife and mother, was a resident of Brenham and an active member of the Brenham Church of Christ for fifty-eight years. She died at Kruse Village on December 2 , 2011, at the age of ninety-three years and six months.

She is survived by her four children and their spouses, Betty and Floyd Wiesepape of Richardson, Peggy and Otto Acker of Brenham, Ron Holland of Georgetown and Bridget Holland of Bryan, Paula and John Rasor of Allen and daughter of the heart Treva Bullard; grandchildren and spouses, Katherine and Tim Pownell of Sugarland, Paul Wiesepape of Los Angeles, Andy and Kim Acker of College Station, Casey and Susan Acker of Brenham, Anna and Kevin Finke of Brenham, Julie and Clint Gray of San Gabriel, Maggie and Brett Payne of Roundrock, Samantha and Jarod Atchison of College Station, Clay Jones of Allen, Chase and Allie Jones of Austin; great grandchildren, Kristen and Kelsey Pownell, Katelyn and Jake Acker, Cole, Dane and Erin Acker, Camryn and Owen Finke, Hobbs and Cooper Gray, Harper Payne.

Mrs. Holland is also survived by one brother-in-law E.A. Toten of Blooming Grove and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-seven years, her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Memorial Oaks Chapel where the family will receive friends and relatives for the visitation on Sunday, December 4, from 5 to 7 pm. Memorials may be sent to the Brenham Church of Christ, Hospice of Brenham or LaRoche Manor Assisted Living.

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Joseph Ernest McKeon
October 28, 1948 - February 25, 2011

In Memory of
Joseph E. McKeown
October 28, 1948 - February 25, 2011
Joseph E. McKeown passed away February 25, 2011 in League City, Texas. He was born October 28, 1948 in Houston, Texas.

His father, Alfred Joseph McKeown preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Glenda A. McKeown; mother, Belvia "Tina" McKeown; son, Rodney McKeown; daughter, Robin Laird; daughter & son-in-law, Carrie & Joshua Cagle and son, Jason Wright.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Monday, February 28, 2011 with Rosary recited at 7:00 pm in the Chapel at Forest Park East Funeral Home. Interment will be at the Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, TExas on Tuesday, March 1, 2011.

Arrangements under the direction of Forest Park East Funeral Home and Cemetery, Webster, TX.

Visitation
Monday, February 28, 2011 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Forest Park East Funeral Home
21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598

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  • h/o Glenda A. (Carroll) McKeown married Jun. 27, 1991  s/o Belvia Ernestine “Tina” (White) McKeown


Helen Elizabeth (Yates) Warren
Oct 27, 1926 - Aug 16, 2012

Helen Elizabeth Warren, 85 of Barry, passed away Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 at her residence.

She was born Oct. 27, 1926, in Blooming Grove to Edgar and Louise Daniel Yates.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Wendell Warren; mother and father, Edgar and Louise Yates; and sister, Earldean Patterson.

Survivors include her two daughters, Donna and husband Issy Krnavek of Barry, and Susan and the late Jackie Risinger of Paris; her grandchildren, Dawn and husband Bryan Watson of Italy, Randy and wife Pam Gillen of Paris, Darren and wife Jennifer Boyd of Bryan, Rodney and wife Krista Gillen of Little Elm, and Diane McCollum of Corsicana. She is also survived by her great grandchildren, Brittany Whitfield and fiance Jim Hudspeth, Zach and Brandon Gillen, Aaron and Alan Boyd, Ashlyn and Cambryn McCollum; brother-in-law, Ted Warren and wife Nancy of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, 2012, at Central Baptist Church Blooming Grove with Bro. Darren Heil and Darren Boyd officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Danny Patterson, Gary Patterson, Aaron Boyd, Alan Boyd, Zach Gillen and Brandon Gillen.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Gary Jack Youngblood
Mar 25, 1947 - Aug 12, 2012

Gary Jack Youngblood, resident of Cedar Creek and formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 65.

He was born in Dallas on March 25, 1947, to Jack and Sue Davis Youngblood. Gary married Sandra Farmer on Jan. 31, 1970, in Corsicana and they attended the First Baptist Church in Malakoff. He retired from the Corsicana Police Department in 1996 after 20 years of service. Gary was also a veteran of the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Sue Youngblood

Survivors include his wife of 42 years Sandra Youngblood; one son, Lance Youngblood; and one grandson, Jackson Youngblood; brother, David Youngblood and his wife Shelley and their son, Wade Youngblood. He is also survived by his aunts and uncle, Mary Butler and her husband Donal, Dee Craig, and Julie Moody; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews and extended family members.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Entombment will follow later in the afternoon with the family present at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

Serving as pallbearers will be his nephews, and honorary pallbearers will be Randy Blue, Keith Sykes, Thomas “Doc” Dockery, Jerry Davis, Kenneth Kirkwood and Jerry Putman.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit, 1000 West Second Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110; or the Wise Foundation at www.wisefoundation.net for research in Vascular Care and Patient Treatment.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Orin Muzzey Boynton
July 16, 1890 - Apr 13, 1961

O. M. Boynton Dies Thursday, Rites Saturday

Orin M. Boynton, 70, of 1108 Sycamore, prominent business and civic leader here, died in Memorial Hospital late Thursday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Rev. Eugene Wood, minister of Westminster Presbyterian church.

A native of Winfield, Kansas, Boynton came to Corsicana before World War I and was a member of the firm Boynton and Calkins, Ford dealers, for years.

At the time of his death, he was president of the Navarro Savings and Loan Association here and was a member of the Twilight Home board.

He was a Mason and veteran of World War I. He resided several years in Amarillo before returning to live in Corsicana several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five nephews, James F. Boynton, Shawnee, Okla.; John Boynton, Los Angeles, Calif.; Percy Boynton, Chicago; Oscie Thomas, Anderson, Mo.; and Paul Gravette, Oklahoma City; three nieces, Mrs. J. F. Watrous, Mrs. Ralph Spencer and Mrs. William Purgsley, all of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be Joe Butler, S. L. Dublin, Dr. Harry Ezell, Derward George, Thomas George, III, King Elliott, George Baum, Elliott Middleton, F. C. Stewart, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Curtis Patterson, R. W. Knight, C. E. McWilliams, Frank Haver and Joe Miller.

The Navarro Savings and Loan Association will be closed all day Saturday.

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Leona Jordan (Lowe) Chambliss
Nov 13, 1880 - Apr 13, 1961

Mrs. Chambliss Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Chambliss, 80, native Texan, 1827 West Park avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by dr. D. L. McCree, district Methodist superintendent; Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor, and Rev. George Lunday, associate pastor, respectively, of the First Methodist church.

A native of Paris, Mrs. Chambliss resided in the Frost, Purdon and Dawson areas before moving to Corsicana 57 years ago.

She was a member of the Methodist Protestant church prior to its merging with The Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Lloyd Chambliss, and a daughter, Mrs. Aline McNutt, both of Corsicana; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Roe, L. E. Riley, August Wendorf, George W. Little, Tom Eady, M. H. Statham, Rex Bailey and Rufus Pevehouse.

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Mrs. Chambliss Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Chambliss, 80, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree, Corsicana district superintendent; Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor, and Rev. George Lunday, associate pastor, First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Paris, Mrs. Chambliss, resided at Frost, Purdon and Dawson prior to moving to Corsicana 57 years ago. She was a life-long Methodist.

Surviving are a son, Lloyd Chambliss, and a daughter, Mrs. Aline McNutt, both of Corsicana; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Roe, L. E. Riley, August Wendorf, George W. Little, Tom Eady, M. H. Statham, Rex Bailey and Rufus Pevehouse.

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Sterling Lee Neblett
1863 - Feb 8, 1924

Lee Neblett Died In Austin Friday

Lee Neblett, aged 60 years, died in Austin Friday and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

The funeral will take place from the residence of Clyde Stroud, 1707 West Third avenue, with Rev. Alonza Monk, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducting the services.

The deceased, who was well known here and had a host of friends in this city, is survived by his wife and a son, Roger Neblett. Mrs. Neblett was formerly Miss Cora Lacy of this city and a sister of Mrs. J. M. V. Wills and Miss Tommie Lacy.

The folliwing will be the pallbearers: Dr. Dubart Miller, Dr. Opie Wills, Clyde Stroud, Lacy Wills, Willie Hilliard and Charles G. Jester, all but Mr. Jester being nephews and nephews-in-law of the deceased.

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Richard Mays
Mar 28, 1866 - Jan 6, 1946

RICHARD MAYS RITES HELD AT HOME HERE ON TUESDAY MORNING

OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY DIES AT HOSPITAL ON SUNDAY NIGHT AT 79

Funeral services for Richard Mays 79, outstanding attorney, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock from the family home, 120 South Fourteenth street. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Kennaugh, rector of St. John's Episcopal church, with the Masonic service at the grave.

Native of Florida, Mays was admitted to the bar here in 1887, and was an outstanding member of the local, Texas and American Bar Associations, in addition toserving as city attorney, county attorney and member of the Texas legislature. An authority on Navarro county history, he presented a portrait of Jose Antonio Navarro several years ago that is in the district courtroom at the courthouse. May served as president of the Texas Bar in 1921-1922.

Bank Is Closed

The First National Bank was closed during the funeral hour and the court house was closed from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Mays practiced law with his son, A. P. Mays, district judge for a number of years before an accident several years ago caused his retirement.

Surviving are a son, District Judge A. P. Mays, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bourke Cartwright, Terrell; three grandchildren, Eugene and Laura Mays, both of Fort Worth, and Patty Mays Cartwright, Terrell, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, C. W. Taylor, Joe Simpkins, R. A. Quaite, Kerens; R. L. Wheelock, J. N. Garitty, Congressman Luther A. Johnson, F. D. Prince, and C. O. Currington.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Bar Association and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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RICHARD MAYS, FATHER OF JUDGE AND OUTSTANDING LAWYER DIES SUNDAY NIGHT AT HOSPITAL HERE

Richard Mays, aged 79 years, outstanding attorney, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night shortly before midnight following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the family home, 120 South Fourteenth street, Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Robert Kennaugh, rector of St. John's Episcopal church. Masonic rites will be held at the grave.

Native of Florida

Born in Florida in March, 1866, Mays came to Corsicana as a youngster and entered the law office of his kinsmen, E. J. and W. S. Simkins, who were associated with R. S. Neblett in a law firm that was located on the old courthouse square.

In January 1877, at the age of 20 years, he was admitted to the bar after being examined by a committee composed of Neblett, D. Edward Green, and John D. Lee, three outstanding members of the Texas bar at that time. He remained an active and outstanding member of the local, Texas and American Bar Associations until an accident about four years ago necessitated his retirement from his extensive law practice.

Member of Legislature

In addition to his legal activities, Mays served Corsicana as city secretary and city attorney, was county attorney at one time and was a member of the Twenty-Eighth and Twenty-Ninth Texas Legislatures. He was a prominent Mason.

Mays was president of the Texas Bar in 1921-1922 and attended the meetings of the American Bar Association for many years.

He was associated with his son, A. P. Mays, now district judge of the Thirteenth Judicial District Court, in the firm of Mays and Mays, after Judge Mays retired from the county judge's bench in January, 1925, until Judge Mays became district judge a few years ago.

Authority on County History

An authority on the early history of Navarro county, Mrys [sic] presented a portrait of Jose Antonio Navarro, Texas patriot, for whom Navarro county was named, that has been in the district courtroom at the courthouse since Feb. 27, 1932.

In addition to his son, a daughter, Mrs. Bourke Cartwright, Terrell; two grandchildren, Eugene and Laura Mays, both of Fort Worth and other relatives survive.

Pallbearers will be A. G. Elliott, C. W. Taylor, Joe Simpkins, H. A. Quaite, Kerens; R. L. Wheelock, J. N. Garitty, Congressman Luther A. Johnson, F. D. Prince, and C. O. Curington.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The First National Bank will be closed between the hours of eleven and noon for the funeral.


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William Braxton Ragan
Jul 11, 1904 - Jun 3, 1964

Braxton Ragan Dead On Arrival Local Hospital
W. Braxton Ragan, 59, farmer, life-long resident of the Barry community, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon in a Griffin ambulance. It was reported the man was found in an unconscious condition under a tree on his farm by a member of the family. He had been driving a tractor, it was stated.

Justice of the Peace G. C. Bowden was summoned and inspected the site where the unconscious man was found and later conferred with relatives and others at the hospital. He said Thursday morning he had not rendered a coroner’s verdict in the matter pending a hearing Thursday afternoon and a decision on an autopsy had not been reached.

Funeral services are scheduled to be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Barry Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Ragan, Barry; a son, Billy H. Ragan, Houston attorney and city judge; three daughters, Mrs. Jane Callahan, Austin; Mrs. Joyce Fields, Irving, and Miss Diane Ragan, Barry; five brothers, Odis Ragan, San Angelo; Troy and Elijah Ragan, both of Houston; Jimmy Ragan, Greenville, and Reo Ragan, Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Odom, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mabel Slaughter, Dallas; five grand children and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John Braley, Roy Massengale, Lowell Reed, Percy Varnell, Leroy Watson and Charlie Rhodes.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Braxton Ragan Rites Friday
Funeral services for W. Braxton Ragan, 59, Barry farmer who was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Barry Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery. Rev. Hugh Summers, pastor, conducted the service.

G. C. Bowden, local justice of the peace, returned a verdict of “death from natural causes” late Thursday afternoon following a hearing in which several witnesses were heard. Ragan was found in an unconscious condition under a tree near his tractor at his farm between Barry and Blooming Grove, and was rushed to the hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Ragan, Barry; a son, Billy H. Ragan, Houston judge and attorney; three daughters, Mrs. Jane Callahan, Austin, Mrs. Joyce Fields, Irving, and Miss Diane Ragan, Barry, five brothers, Odis Ragan, San Angelo; Troy and Elijah Ragan, both of Houston; Jimmy Ragan, Greenville, and Reo Ragan, Lubbock; two sisters, Mrs. Winnie Odom, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mabel Slaughter, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Braley. Roy Massengale, Lowell Reed, Percy Varnell, Leroy Watson and Charlie Rhodes.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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John Thomas Capehart
Mar 17, 1885 - Sep 10, 1957

Hold Services Wednesday For John T. Capehart

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 4 p.m. for John T. Capehart, 72-year-old retired farmer and resident of Navarro, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday.

Services were held at the Corley chapel, with burial in the Eureka cemetery. Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist pastor of Smithfield, formerly of this area conducted.

Capehart resided at Navarro for 34 years.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; five sons, W. O. Capehart, Eureka; O. T. Capehart, Navarro; J. D. Capehart, Corsicana; J. E. Capehart, Lubbock, and Marvin Capehart, Waxahachie; three daughters, Miss Hazel Capehart, Fairfield; Mrs. C. M. McGary, Eureka and Mrs. Jimmy Fry, Houston; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Phil Greenup, Cling Fouty, Charlie McCarter, Orville Scruggs, Howard Collier, Fred Bonner, Tim Grantham and Paul Chandler.

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Mary Elizabeth (Byrd) Capehart
June 19, 1894 - Aug 31, 1973

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Capehart, 79, of Navarro, Tex. who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate and Rev. T. F. Donald will assist.

Burial will be at Eureka cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County and a member of Eureka Methodist Church.

Survivors include five sons, W. O. Capehart and Orville Capehart, both of Corsicana, Jimmie D. Capehart and Marvin Capehart, both of Garland, and John Elwyne Capehart of Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Herndon of Houston and Miss Hazel Capehart of Navarro; 14 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Lovie Yates of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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William Marvin Elder
May 1, 1883 – Jan 30, 1964

Slate Services For W. M. Elder

Funeral services for W. M. Elder, 80, retired farmer, 2119 West Thirteenth avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. A. Hendry, pastor of the Emhouse Baptist church.

Elder formerly resided in the Eureka cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Edgar Elder, Carrollton; Elmo Elder, Allen and Peter Elder, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Mageors, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Wenick, South Houston; 16 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. J. Brown, J. W. Owens, W. E. Stewart, E. L. McCrory, Fate Brown and A. E. Drain.

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Kate “Katie” Bellgard Elder
June 1, 1885 – Apr 11, 1987

Katie Elder, 99, of Corsicana, died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at the Eureka cemetery. The Rev. James T. Davis officiating.

Elder had been a resident of Corsicana for 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, P. T. Elder, of Corsicana; two son-in-laws, Gene Griffith and Morris Wenick, both of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Claudie Melvin, of Nixon; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Deliah “Della” (Nolan) Williams
Jul 1840 - Jan. 11, 1927

AGED FROST WOMAN DIED THERE EARLY MONDAY MORNING

Special to the Sun.
Frost Texas, Jan. 10, --Mrs. Della Williams, aged 87 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dick Smith, about one and a half miles north of this city at 12:20 Monday morning, and the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 at the Methodist church of this city. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Wiltz and Rev. Range, Methodist and Baptist ministers respectively. She is survived by one son and two daughters, and several grandchildren. She had lived in Frost 33 years.

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Mr. and Mrs. Everett Sheppard and children of Dallas were here Monday to attend the funeral of their mother and grandmother, Mrs. Dellia Williams.

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Clara Estell (Clary) Warnell
Mar 16, 1894 - Jan 9, 1950

Mrs. W. M. Warnell Funeral Is Held Here Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Warnell, aged 55 years, who died Monday at her home in Abilene, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Wade S. Hopkins, pastor of the First Baptist church at Boerne.

The family formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Godfrey Schandera, Boerne, and Mrs. E. L. Smith, Buffalo Gap; two sons, Jester Warnell and Dr. Edgar Lloyd Warnell, both of San Antonio; three brothers, Douglas Clary, Corsicana; Jesse Clary, Mexia and Wayne Clary, Wortham; a sister, Mrs. Johnnie Cummings, Chatfield; step-mother, Mrs. Emma Mabry, Chatfield, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Payne, J. T. Smith, Joe T. Smith, Ed Aston, Harold Mims and Ben Heathcote.

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Jessie Marshall Allsup
Mar 31, 1891 – Aug 24, 1952

J. M. Allsup Rites Are Held Monday

J. M. Allsup, 61, long-time Corsicana resident, died at his home Route 5, Corsicana, early Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. H. Collins, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, and Rev. S. A. Hodges.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughter, Mrs. J. B. Briggs, Smithville; Mrs. George Miles and Mrs. Glenn Franks, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; a brother, H. V. Allsup, Navarro; a sister, Miss Eva Allsup, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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William Coleman Smith
Dec 17, 1867 – July 13, 1947

WILLIAM C. SMITH FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

William Coleman Smith, aged 79 years, died at his home, 706 South Fourteenth street, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Strother. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

A native of Illinois, Smith had resided in Navarro county since nine years of age.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Warren, Sidney and Pierce Smith, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Ragan, Roane; three sisters, Mrs. Jim Fite, Kilgore; Mrs. E. Hilliard, Mohawk and Mrs. Alta Keith, Kaufman; five grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Pierce, Guy Pierce, Owen Gober, Henry Edwards, Ed Dickey and Charles Lindsey Smith, all nephews.

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Rocena (Cavnar) Bonner
Feb 14, 1872 - July 11, 1947

FRIDAY RITES FOR MRS. R. F. BONNER AT HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. R. F. Bonner, aged 74 years, who died at the family residence at Navarro Friday morning, were held at the Hamilton cemetery Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Walker.

Survivors are three sons, J. T. Bonner, Houston; Willis and Felix Bonner, both of Corsicana ; four daughters, Mrs. Viola Sheppard, Navarro; Mrs. Nannie May, Mildred, Mrs. Nona Jones, Price, and Mrs. Lovie Sheppard, Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, a brother, Tom Cavnar, Cuthand, Texas, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Joyce Jaylene Fowler
June 17, 1941 – Aug 8, 1952


Rites Sunday For Drowned Child

Funeral services for Joyce Jaylene Fowler, 11-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Fowler of Houston, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The child, born in Corsicana, June 17, 1941, drowned in a gravel pit in Houston Friday when she fell from the back of a 15-year-old friend swimming across the pit

Surviving are the parents, Houston, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Fowler, Ennis, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The mother is the former Pauline Christie of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Wayne Christie, Jarvis Buchanan, Elwyn Brannon, James Henson, Charles Steele and Morris Dwayne Kirby.

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Henry C. Murphy
Aug 11, 1895 - Mar 23, 1966

TEXAS PVT 56 CO 165 DEPOT BRIG WWI

Henry Murphy Dies Wednesday

H. C. (Henry) Murphy, 70, native of Tennessee, 1710 West Thirteenth avenue, died in memorial hospital Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Emmanuel Baptist church Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. O. E. Permenter, pastor, will conduct the rites.

Murphy was a retired Texas Power and Light Company employee. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist church and was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Vernon Bechen, Flandreaux, S. D.; Mrs. Gene S. Moore, Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Doyce W. Eves, Dallas; three brothers, L. E. and J. d. Murphy, Corsicana, and Haskell Murphy, Richland; three sisters; Mrs. Minnie Tawater, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Grace Murphy, Corsicana; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Embry S. Ferguson, D. L. Simmons, A. B. Dickey, Roy Holcomb, W. D. Morehead, Earl Minor, W. C. Baumgartner and Frank Dawson.

Corley directs.

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Enoch Davenport Everett
Aug 5, 1855 - Sept 22, 1937


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR E. D. EVERETT THURSDAY 4 P.M.

Funeral services for E. D. Everett, aged 84 years, who died at the home of his son, C. R. Everett, 908 South Seventeenth street at noon Wednesday, were held from the Corley Funeral chapel Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are four sons, Walton Everett, Trinidad; W. D. Everett, Emhouse; C. R. Everett, Corsicana, and J. L. Everett, Freer; five daughters, Mrs. Ruth Roberts, San Saba; Mrs. J. W. Read, Mrs. Dave Donohue, Mrs. J. C. Younger and Mrs. M. A. McGlohen, all of Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John C. Hughes, W. B. Baker, J. M. Pugh, S. L. Spikes, Harveye Rogers and Bert Jones.

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George H. Blackford
Dec 24, 1944 - Mar 27, 1966

Rites Thursday G. H. Blackford

Funeral services for G. H. (Snuffy) Blackford, 21, who died at the family home at Corbet Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bobby Crow, pastor of the Community Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Rodgers, and a sister, Peggy Blackford, all of Corbet, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Biddy and Mrs. J. G. Bennett, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Clyde Garner, Roy A. Brown, Millard O. Patterson, Robert Bittner, Norvell Coker and Travis Brown.

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Weldon Brooks
Jan 7, 1846 – Oct 2, 1936

MORRIS ALA MTD CAV CSA

Aged Itasca Man Buried Saturday Hamilton Cemetery

Weldon Brooks, aged 90 years, died at Itasca Friday. Funeral services were held there Saturday morning at 10 o’clock and a brief service was held at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made at 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon.

A sister, Mrs. J. D. Hooper, survives.

The funeral arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon.

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Rebecca (Ellis) Brooks
Feb 26, 1849 - Mar 19, 1926

AGED WOMAN DIES AT HOME OF SON IN CORSICANA FRIDAY

MRS. REBECCA BROOKS PASSED AWAY EARLY HOUR FRIDAY MORNING

Mrs. Rebecca Brooks, aged 77 years, wife of W. Brooks, died at the residence of her son J. C. Brooks, 1518 Woodlawn at 12:30 o’clock Friday morning. The funeral services will be held at the residence of J. C. Brooks Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services will be conducted by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment will be in Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children: J. C. Brooks, Corsicana; J. F. Brooks, Duncan, Okla.; Will Brooks, Duncan, Okla.; Gus Brooks, Fort Worth; M. E. Brooks, Maypearl; Mrs. Charley Reavis, Marietta Okla.; Mrs. Alta Lawrence, Itasca; Mrs. J. D. Hooper, Itasca; Mrs. G. B. Partain, San Gabriel; Mrs. John McCall, Swanson; Mrs. Maggie Hodges, Corsicana, R. 3; Mrs. J. M. Brown, Emhouse.

Mrs. Brooks was born in Alabama and moved to Taylor, Williamson county, three years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Brooks moved to Navarro county only a few months ago, making their home with their daughter, Mrs. Hodges.

The deceased was a devoted Christian for half a century and had been a member of the Methodist church since early life.

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AGED WOMAN LAID REST IN HAMILTON CEMETERY SATURDAY

REMAINS OF MRS. REBECCA BROOKS BURIED AT 3:30 THIS AFTERNOON

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock for Mrs. Rebecca Brooks, aged 77 years, wife of W. Brooks, who died at the home of her son, J. C. Brooks, 1518 Woodlawn, at an early hour Friday morning. The services were held at the residence of J. C. Brooks, Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated, interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased was born in Alabama and moved to Taylor Williamson county thirty-three years ago, moving to Navarro county about three months ago and residing with her daughter, Mrs. Maggie Hodges, Corsicana, R-3.

Surviving are the husband and the following children:

J. C. Brooks, Corsicana; J. F. Brooks, Duncan, Ok.; Will brooks, Duncan, Ok.; Gus Brooks, Fort Worth; M. E. Brooks, Maypearl; Mrs. Charley Reavis, Marietta, Ok.; Mrs. Alta Lawrence, Itasca; Mrs. J. D. Hooper, Itasca; Mrs. G. B. Partain, San Gabriel; Mrs. John McCall, Swenson; Mrs. Maggie Hodges, Corsicana, R. 3; Mrs. J. M. Brown, Emhouse.

Following were the pallbearers; Sam Butler, O. E. Stone, Lester Harrell, B. Harwell, Mr. Willard and C. C. McClung.

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Eva Frances (Crow) Sowell
Dec 16, 1887 – May 13, 1942

RITES HELD HERE FOR MRS. SOWELL; DIED CALIFORNIA

Funeral rites for Mrs. Eva. F. Sowell, aged 59 years, of Barber Ark., who died in Pomona, Calif., May 13, while visiting relatives, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland McCammon chapel. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Nannie J. Crow, Pomona, Calif.; five sons, Homer Sowell, Harvey Sowell, of Portland, Oregon; Herman and Ollie Sowell, both in U. S. army, and Ben F. Sowell, Huber, Utah; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Garvin, Corsicana; a brother, Amos Crow, Bell Flower, Calif.; five sisters, Mrs. Rachel Hester, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Ada G. Booth, Pomona, Calif.; Mrs. Lola Moss, Franklin, Tenn.; Mrs. Ida E. Cook, Tipton, Okla., and Mrs. Mayhallia Van Hise, Belvedere, Ill.; ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Cartlidge, Bill Ewing, J. A. Worthy, Ben Smith, Judge, R. R. Owen and Sheriff Cap Curington.

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Nannie (Kerr) Caldwell
Mar 20, 1871 - Mar 13, 1958

Former Resident
Dies Fort Worth
Mrs. Melville Caldwell, 86, died at her home in Fort Worth Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted
by Dr. Robert Jones, pastor of First Presbyterian church, Fort Worth.
Mrs. Caldwell was a native of Corsicana and is the former Miss Nannie Kerr. Her late husband was manager of the local telephone company for 25 years. Surviving are a daughter, Miss Margaret Caldwell; a son, Walter Hugh Caldwell, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Mid Caston, E. Douglas Johnson, Waco; Ralph Stell; J. W. McCammon, Robert
Davidson, and Howard Allen, McCammon directs.

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Walter Hugh Caldwell
Aug. 16, 1893 - May 30, 1962

W. H. Caldwell Rites Thursday
Walter Hugh Caldwell, 68, native of Corsicana, died Wednesday in Fort Worth.
Funeral Services were held Thursday 1 p.m. from the Gause-Ware Chapel in Fort Worth. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Jones, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Fort Worth of which he was a member.
Burial was made in Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with graveside rites.
Caldwell was president of the 1911 graduating class of Corsicana High School, received a BA degree from the University of Texas and a law degree from George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He was a captain in the ordnance department of the U. S. Army in 1917 in World War 1.
He was a Kiwanian, past master of the Faith Masonic Lodge in Wichita Falls, past grand deputy marshal of the Grand Lodge, and past potentate of Maskat Shrine Temple in Wichita Falls.
A sister, Miss Margaret Caldwell, Fort Worth, survives.
McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Margaret Caldwell
Aug 24, 1896 - Aug 25, 1971

Caldwell

Graveside rites and burial were at 1 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood cemetery for Miss Margaret Caldwell, 75, native Corsicanan who died Wednesday in Fort Worth where she been a longtime resident. Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Funeral rites were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Fort Worth.

Surviving are two cousins, Mrs. Bess Kindred, Dallas, and Mrs. P. A. McTerney, New York.

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Henry Gordon Damon, Dr., Jr.
Apr 12, 1883 - Feb 3, 1960

Friday Rites For Dr. Damon
Graveside rites for Dr. H. Gordon Damon, 76, retired University of Texas geology professor, who died in Austin Wednesday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday at 11 a.m.

Services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Damon home, 3400 Duval.

A native of Corsicana, Dr. Damon was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, APG, Sigma Gamma Epsilon, honorary petroleum fraternity and the Baptist Church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eleanor Damon Pace, Austin, a retired teacher, and other relatives including the following cousins of Corsicana—C. A. Gordon, F. B. McKie, Miss Blanche McKie, James Gordon, Mrs. Frank Lemon, Mrs. Hallie Hampton, Mrs. James Ruth, Wm. J. McKie and Ben McKie.

Corley directs.

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Eleanor (Damon) Pace, Dr.
Dec 21, 1884 - Jul 10, 1974

Dr. Pace
Graveside services will be
held at 6 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood cemetery for Dr. Eleanore Damon Pace, 91, former resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Navasota where she was visiting in the home of a cousin, Mrs. S. T. Coleman. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate.
Corely's will direct.
Dr. Pace was a resident of Austin and a retired school teacher.
She is survived by a number of cousins.

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Velma Sarah (Slater) Adams
Feb 8, 1897 - Sep 6, 1955


Mrs. Clint Adams Expires Tuesday
Mrs. Clint Adams, 58, of Dawson, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Navarro Mills Baptist Church Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Brushie Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor, and Rev. Van George, pastor of the Fair View Missionary Baptist Church at Raleigh.

Surviving are her husband, Dawson; two sons, Truman and Delma Rea Adams, both of Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Onea Hollifield and Mrs. Valta Ruth Bruce, both of Frost five grandchildren; two brothers, Houston Slater, Dawson and Bismark Slater, Silver City; five sisters, Mrs. Hassie Parrish, Dallas; Mrs. Homer Parrish, Purdon; Mrs. Jim Nesmith and Mrs. Lilla Whitener, both of Hubbard and Mrs. Al Harris, Hubbard, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Duward Toten, S. C. Hornsby, Aubrey Berry, Ervin Thompson, Alton Allmon and Troy Branham.

Griffin Directs.

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Beula Lee Belcher
Feb 26, 1916 - Mar 27, 1921

Died at State Home.
Beulah Belcher, aged five years, died at the State Home last night and the remains were interred in the Home cemetery this afternoon, Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the First Baptist church officiating. Death was the result of Bright’s disease. The little girl is survived by her mother and a little brother and sister. The family came to the home from Malakoff.

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Sarah (Mitchell or Sims) Harrington
Jan 1852 - Jan 10, 1918

FROST.
(From The Star.)
Mrs. Harrington, aged 70 years, was taken very sick Thursday and died Friday night. The funeral services were held at Frost cemetery by Rev. R. A. Crosby. Mrs. Harrington was
a resident of Navarro county for 26 years, coming here from Mississippi.
After the death of her husband, she and an unmarried son, John, made their home together on the farm, she a loving mother and he a kind and dutiful son. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. H. W. Anderson of Aspermont and Mrs. Ella Patterson of Rowena; two sons, Tom and John, and sister, Mrs. Tom Meadows of this place.
John Harrington is very sick at the home of his brother T. H. Harringon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 11, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed buried here
  • w/o Joseph E. W. “Joe” Harrington
    Mother of Thomas Henry “Tom” Harrington buried at Frost cemetery his obit says maiden name Mitchell but this obit says sister of Mary Frances “Frannie” (Sims) Meador –her marriage license says M. F. Sims—so not sure which maiden name is right for either

Estelle Hensley
abt. 1914 - Jun. 14, 1921

Died at State Home.
Estelle Hensley, aged seven years, died at the State Home last night and the remains were interred there today.

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George Terry Houchins, Jr.
Jan 27, 1946 - Aug 10, 2012

Geroge Terry Houchins, Jr.

George Terry Houchins, Jr., (Terry) was born Jan. 27, 1946 in Dallas. He passed away on Friday, Aug. 10, 2012 at his home in DeSoto at the age of 66.

Terry was a proud Texan, and a direct descendent of early settlers of pre-1836 Texas. Terry had many interests in life, including family history and genealogy, computers, photography, astronomy and astrophotography, guitars, music and his beloved ’57 Chevy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George T. Houchins Sr. and Melba Andrews Lewis and brother, Michael Grant Smith.

Terry is survived by his wife of 36 years, Bobbie Lusk Houchins; son, Terry Glenn Houchins; two grandchildren, Joseph and Ashley; brothers, Kelly R. Houchins and wife Josephina and Norman Meche and wife Diane; sisters, Sheryl Hawn and husband Kelly and Kimberly Lewis; sister-in-laws, Betty Russell and husband Don and Bryne Young and mother-in-law, Mavis Lusk. He is also survived by several loving aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful and dearly loved and appreciated nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday August 15, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Darren Heil officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, August 11, 2012
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bobbie Lee (Lusk) Houchins s/o George Terry Houchins, Sr. and Melba Louise (Andrews) Houchins-Smith-Lewis

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