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Valarie Thompson
Dec 23, 1935 - Feb 5, 1937

Baby Girl Dies

Valarie, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Omar Thompson died Thursday night and funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. J. W. Whitefield, Methodist pastor, conducted the rites. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.

Notes:
  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 12, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • I checked the death certificates on these babies and it shows Valarie as the spelling and also on her obit. Her stone says Valrie. The other baby was named Natalie on the death certificate, it says Netle on her listing and headstone. So I guess it should be Valarie and Natalie.   ... Karen

Arthur Fred Griffin Jr.
Jan 19, 1937 - Feb 24, 1937

Infant Died Wednesday

Arthur Fred, 5-weeks-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Griffin, died early Wednesday morning. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Whitefield at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the family home, with interment in Rose Hill cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 26, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lydia Anetha (Moore) Roberts
Jun 12, 1848 - Jan 30, 1937

LONG TIME RESIDENT DIED SATURDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Lydia Roberts, aged 88, died Saturday night at 9 o'clock and funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the home of Mrs. Cal Sitton, conducted by Rev. J. W. Whitefield, Methodist pastor assisted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Mrs. Edgar Johnson had charge of the song service. Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery.

Pallbearers were J. P. Johnson, W. R. High, Kirksy Barnes, R. W. George, G. A. Patterson and J. H. Bacon.

Mrs. Roberts was the widow of the late S. A. Roberts who was a prominent citizen here for many years. She was the daughter of John and Martha Moore and was born at Camden, Ark., but had lived in Blooming Grove for many years. She was a member of the Methodist church. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Cal Sitton and Mrs. Edgar Spikes of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ocie Holloman of Nara Veisa, N. M.; and one son, John A. Roberts of Longview, all of whom were here for the funeral. McCormick Funeral service was in charge.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 5, 1937
    Submitted by Karen Rost

Harriett Josephine (Colbert) Phillips
Jan 14, 1860 - Jan 7, 1937

FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE DIED AT DALLAS

Mrs. Josephine Phillips age 77, died at Dallas Thursday at 10 P.M. The body was brought over land from that place by the McCormick Funeral Service Ambulance.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock atht e McCormick Funeral parlor, conducted by Rev. J. W. Whitefield, Methodist pastor. Interment was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips was born in Alabama and came to Texas in the early 80's and settled at Blooming Grove with her husband the late A. W. Phillips. The deceased had been a Christian since early in life and was a member of the Central Baptist church here at the time of her death. The beautiful floral offerings were silent testimonials of the love and esteem in which she was held. She had made her home in Dallas with her daughter, Mrs. Gaston Owens, for the past several years.

Surviving are two daughters; Mrs. Minnie Ramsey, Ft. Worth; and Mrs. Gaston Owens, Dallas; two sons, W. A. Phillips, Mexia; and Ben Phillips, Fort Worth; 14 grand children and one great-grandchild.

The pallbearers were: Ed, Joe Dean and Doyle Phillips, Will Cobb, George Magee and Earl Brown.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Jan 15 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Wilhelm "William/Willie" Kagler
July 2, 1862 - Dec 10, 1936

W. M. KAGLER DIED THURSDAY AFTERNOON

W. M. Kagler, aged 74, died Thursday afternoon at 12:10 at the P. & S. Hospital in Corsicana after a protracted illness. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson, pastor.

Interment followed in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mr.Kagler was a native Texan and had been a resident of this section for 22 years and was a successful farmer as long as his health permitted. He had been a member of the Baptist church for many years. His wife preceeded him in death in 1909. A host of friends attended the funeral and the floral offerings were beautiful.

Surviving are eight sons: Albert Kagler, R. L. Kagler, V. T. Kagler and Chas. Kagler, all of Blooming Grove; Ed Kagler, Corpus Christi; Herbert Kagler, Richmond; Walter Kagler, Waco; three daughters: Mrs. Boone, Houston; Mrs. Valbaum, Brazoria; and Mrs. Mott of Giddings.

Pallbearers were: J. J. Gillen, Jack Gillen, Parham Lynch, J. P. Avery, Claude Melton and Will Freeman.

McCormick Funeral Service was in charge.


Card of Thanks

We wish to thank each one for their kindness during the illness and death of our father. Especially do we want to thank Dr. Sheppard and those who assisted in the singing, and the Central Baptist church for the floral offerings.

The Kagler Children

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 18, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Amanda Elizabeth (Strain) Spain
Dec 8, 1851 - Jul 14, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SPAIN HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Spain, aged 86 years, who died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Robert Martin at 409 Briggs St., Waxahachie, Thursday morning July 14 at 8 o'clock, were held from the First Baptist church Friday afternoon at 4:00 o'clock.

Rev. W. O. Patterson was in charge of the services. Three sons and five daughters survive.
Interment was made in Rose Hill cemetery. The McCormick Funeral service was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, July 22, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Elvin Duayne Frederick
May 1, 1932 - Sep 22, 1932

Four Months Baby Dead After Several Days Illness

Elvin Dwyane Frederick the four months old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Frederick of Blooming Grove, died at 8:30 Tuesday morning. The little fellow had been in ill health for some time.

Rev. E. L. Jones conducted the funeral service which was held at the White Church cemetery, where burial took place, with the McCormick Funeral Service in charge.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 23, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Cora Lee Dellamore "Della" (Langston) Sheppard
Mar 26, 1867 - Sep 26, 1935

LONG TIME RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE COMMUNITY DIES

Mrs. A. B. Sheppard, age 62, who had been a resident of Blooming Grove for 50 years, passed away at her home north of town Thursday morning at 9 o'clock, Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Baptist Church of which she had been a member for many years.
Services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Gipson, pastor, assisted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn of Corsicana and E. L. Jones of Streetman. Interment was in the White Church cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Willie Sheppard, Kilgore; Gilmer Sheppard, Blooming Grove; Chas. Sheppard, Bakerfield, Cal.; four daughters, Mrs. John G. and Mrs. Earl Magee, Mrs. Robert Kagler, Blooming Grove; and Mrs. Clye Dale, Irene; 3 brothers, L. L. Langston, Rosenberg; Edward Langston, Corsicana; Cleve Langston; 3 sisters, Mrs. Mattie Langston, Corbet; Mrs. Sallie Barham, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Laura Pillow, Corsicana, 18 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers: W. T. Freeman, Robert Freeman, George Magee, E. J. Glenn, E. L. Carroll and J. C. Lowe.

McCormick Funeral Services had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Oct 4, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Theodocia Ernest "Thedie" (Tarpley) Mitchell
Dec 1, 1857 - Nov 14, 1935

LONG TIME RESIDENT DIED HERE THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. T. E. Mitchell, age 78, died Thursday, Nov. 14 at 2:30 p.m. Funeral services were held at the cemetery, with Rev. Lenox, pastor of the first Christ Church of Corsicana in charge. Interment followed in the White Church cemetery.

She came to Texas from Sparta, Miss.in early womanhood and had resided in this community 49 years. She had lived a long and useful life, being a faithful member of the Christian church for 25 years. It is indeed consoling to those left behind to know that thier loved has abided by the teachings of the Master and are resting in peace.

Surviving are four daughters and two sons: Mrs. Pearl Linsey, Dallas; Mrs. Frank Morris and Mrs. D. Morris, Surry; Mrs. Joe Barham, Blooming Grove; W. W. Mitchell, Longview and J. O. Mitchell, Dallas and several grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were: Joe Barham, Joel Barham and Frank and Dewitt Morris.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 22, 1935
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

James Cleo Moore
Dec 21, 1906 - Aug 28, 1937

FORMER BLOOMING GROVE MAN BURIED SUNDAY

Cleo Moore, aged 33, and a former resident of this city, died at his home in Waxahachie Saturday. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Rev. Paul Vercher, pastor, conducting the rites.

Mr. Moore is survived by his wife and two sons. Mrs. Moore will be remembered as Miss Lorene Bowers. Interment was made in the White Church cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 3, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ida Leona Boyd
Aug 23, 1901 - Mar 12, 1936


LONE CEDAR RESIDENT BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

(Contributed)

Miss Ida Leona Boyd, age 34, died at her home in the Lone Cedar community last Thursday at 1:30 p.m. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Lone Oak church, conducted by Rev. Rhodes. Interment was made in the White Church cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Boyd; three sisters, Pearl, Ruth and Mrs. Harold Dozier; one brother, D. L. Boyd, Jr. and a host of relatives to mourn her passing on. Ida was a fine christian girl and bore her affliction better than any one I ever knew. She was so cheerful and thoughtful of others and had been blind for 18 months.

Pallbearers were Bernard and Henry Rawson, Elvis and Dean Boyd, Leonard and Rabe Reed, all first cousins of the deceased.

A large number of relatives and friends attended the rites.

Card of Thanks

Through this method we wish to express our sincere thanks to our dear friends for the sympathy and kindness shown us during the illness and death of our dear loved one. Also for the beautiful floral offering. May God bless each and every one is our prayer. Expecially do we wish to thank Dr. and Mrs. J. J. Sheppard who were so kind to her and for his untiring assistance. May God bless them.
Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Boyd and family
Mr. and Mrs. Harold Dozier

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, March 20, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

William Marion Frederick
Jul 8, 1865 - Feb 28, 1937

WELL-KNOWN FARMER BURIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

William Marion Frederick, aged 71 years, died at his home south west of town, Monday morning at 6 o'clock. The funeral services were held at the White Church cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Rev. J. W. Whitefield conducting the services.

Mr. Frederick was a well-known farmer in this section for many years. He was a man who believed in fair dealing with his fellow man and was a kind husband and indulgent father.

Pallbearers were: Will Frederick, H. C. Frederick, V. O. Adkins, Haskell Hargrove, Clay Reid, E. J. Frederick.

He is survived by his wife and nine children, John Frederick, George Frederick, Mrs. Will Cobb, Mrs. Claude Phillips, Robert Frederick, and Loyd Frederick, all of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Clara Gillingham, Mrs. W. D. Mosley and Miss Anne Frederick, all of Dallas; twenty-seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

The McCormick Funeral service was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Feb 12, 1937
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Thomas Benjamin Peters
May 20, 1851 - Nov 24, 1936

Aged Man Dies

Tom Peters, for many years a resident of Blooming Grove, died at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday. Mr. Peters was a well known character here and is survived by two sons, Claud and Sam Peters.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at this writing.

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Henry Dexter Beauchamp
Aug 23, 1897 - Dec 11, 1976

H. D. Beauchamp

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for H. D. Beauchamp, 79, resident of Odessa and former resident of Navarro County, who died early Saturday morning at an Odessa nursing home.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Anna Beauchamp of Odessa; a son, the Rev. B. J. Beauchamp of White Salmon, Wash., a daughter, Mrs. Erma Lea Lewis of Odessa; two grandsons; five granddaughters; a brother Thomas A. Beauchamp of Wills Point; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Haywood of Streetman; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - December 16, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Anna Pearl (Massey) Beauchamp; s/o William Henry Beauchamp & Augusta I. (Steele) Beauchamp

Leslie Claude Lake
Feb 28, 1885 - Dec 10, 1976

Leslie Lake

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for Leslie C. Lake, 91, of Dallas, a former Corsicana resident, who died Saturday in Dallas.

The Rev. Uriah L. Stegman officiated.

Survivors include two sons, Leslie R. Lake of Jacksonville, Fla., and Charles T. Lake of Friendswood; one daughter, Mrs. Margaret Hall of Dallas, six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Griffin Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - December 16, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lela (Holland) Lake; s/o Thomas J. Lake and Mildred Kate “Katie” (Coates) Lake

Jasper David Lake
Oct 9, 1883 - Dec 13, 1939

JASPER DAVID LAKE DIED ON WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Funeral rites for Jasper David Lake, aged 56 years, painter, who died at his home, 447 North Twenty-Sixth street, Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several months, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. C.C. Gunter.

Lake was a member of the W. O. W. and Practorians, and had resided in Corsicana for 23 years.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Leila Fay, Georgie, Lois, Doris, and Paul Lake, all of Corsicana, and two brothers, T. W. Lake, Corbet, and L. C. Lake, Dallas.

Pallbearers were W. E. Archer, Gordon Collins, H. R. Stewart, Curry Butler, L. K. Carraway.

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Willis Edward Bruce
Feb 28, 1884 - Aug 21, 1963

Edward Bruce Rites Thursday

Edward Bruce, 79, retired Navarro County Electric Co-Op, Inc. employee, 214 East First avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night following an illness of 12 years.

Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. J. C. Coffey, Baptist minister.

Native of Alabama, Bruce had resided in Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Leonard Bruce, Fort Worth, and Morris R. Bruce, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Otis Miles, Palestine; Mrs. Floyd Soloman, Waco; Mrs. Ruth Reynolds, Fort Worth; Mrs. Claud Babb, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Ora Baty and Mrs. E. J. Little, both of Dallas; a number of grandchildren and four sisters, Mrs. Hub Thomas, Mrs. Maynard Onstott, Mrs. Dave Ponder and Mrs. Ed Spurgeon, all of Fort Worth; six brothers, Joe Bruce, Mexia; Oliver Bruce Hubbard; Charles Bruce, Dawson; Jack Bruce, Fort Worth; S. L. and Oscar Bruce, both of Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be Basil Bruce, Aubrey Bruce, Jimmy Spurgeon, Leonard Odom, E. V. May and Clyde Osborne.

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Mary Ellen (Crowe) Bruce
May 20, 1902 - Jan 9, 1976

Mrs. Bruce

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary Ellen Bruce, 73, of Corsicana, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Mrs. Bruce was a native of Alabama and lived in Corsicana for 38 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, W. E. Bruce, who died in 1963.

Survivors include one son, Morris Ray Bruce, Corsicana, one daughter, Mrs. Martha Fay Little, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one brother, Marvin Crowe, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Campbell, and Mrs. E. D. Cates, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Frank Romaine, of Hobbs, New Mexico.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Bruce, Charles Cates, George Wren, Jim Campbell, Billy Campbell and Delmar Cates.

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Roy Lee Mathis
Jan 22, 1897 - Jan 8, 1976

Roy Mathis

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Roy Mathis, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Jim Carraway will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Cameron and had lived in Corsicana 30 years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, three sons, Roy Mathis, Jr. of Houston, Billy Joe Mathis of Corsicana, and Floyd Mathis of Cedar Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Wheat of Waco, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, a brother, D. J. Mathis of Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. Hallie Wier of Beaumont.

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Van Jackson Elkins
Nov 26, 1892 - Jan 7, 1976

V. J. Elkins

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Van J. Elkins, Sr., 83, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Temple.

Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ minister, will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a retired barber, former employee of Bethlehem Supply, member of the Westside Church of Christ in Corsicana, veteran of World War I, and had lived in Navarro County 80 years.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Van J. Elkins Jr. of Amarillo, and three granddaughters.

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Martin W. Jones
Dec 13, 1894 - Feb 6, 1978

Martin Jones

Services were at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Home for Martin W. Jones, 83, of Corsicana, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, Jones had lived most of his life in Corsicana. He was retired machinist for Bethlehem Steel and a member of Central Methodist Church.

He is survived by one sister-in-law, Eva T. Jones of Corsicana; and by a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Feb 16, 1978
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Joseph Franklin Jones and Rosie Elnora (Sims) Jones

Albert Pike Tuck
Oct 8, 1898 - Feb 9, 1978

Albert Tuck

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Albert Pike Tuck, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Paluxy, lived in Corsicana 76 years, and was a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Blanche Tuck of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Dolores Lawhon of Corsicana; a grandson, two great-grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Arthur Levi of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Albert Gorman, Alton Schlemmer, C. J. Green, Billy Collier, Phil Gowan, and Henry R. Sikes.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - February 16, 1978
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Blanche (Henderson) Tuck married Mar. 21, 1920 s/o John Albert Tuck buried at Rock Church Cemetery, Tolar, Hood Co., Tx. and Neva (Pike) Tuck-Lockhart

Neva (Pike) Tuck-Lockhart
Jan 01, 1874 - Jun 15, 1958

Mrs. Lockhart Rites Tuesday

Funeral rites for Mrs. Neva Lockhart, 83, who died Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Arthur Levi, 315 North Thirty-eighth street, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church of which she had been a member 52 years. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are her daughter, a son, Albert T. Tuck, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. O. M. Human, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marion Taylor, George Richards, Roger Johnston, J. E. Lahorn, Sam R. Frost, Brooks Allen, Bruce Denbow and Gid Neal.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 17, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Albert Pike married Oct. 10, 1890 buried at Rock Church Cemetery, Tolar, Hood Co., Texas 2nd husband Robert Matthias Lockhart d/o William Isadore Pike and Lucinda Adeline (Thompson) Pike

Dr. William Walter Carter
Feb 7, 1879 - Apr 13, 1964

Hold Services Dr. W. W. Carter

Funeral for Dr. W. W. Carter was conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Corley chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Rev. N. H. Kupferle, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which he was a member, officiated.

Dr. Carter, 85, a retired physician and dean of the Navarro County Medical Society, died at his home, 328 South Thirty-First street, Monday afternoon after an extended illness.

A native of Mississippi, he started his medical practice in Leland, Texas, moved to Bazette and later to Powell where he lived until moving to Corsicana 41 years ago.

A graduate of the University of Tennessee medical college, Dr. Carter was a former Navarro county health officer.

He was one of the organizers of the Powell State Bank with the late J. O. Burke who died last month and was a director and vice president of this bank until a few years ago.

Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Burnet, Vandenberg AFB, Calif.; Mrs. Will S. Price, Kerens, and Mrs. W. L. Holman, Corsicana; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ben Sloan, Paul Sloan, Newell Gotcher, Artis Drain, Allen Bancroft, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. C. Roe and Hoyt Moore.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Medical Society.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 15, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fannie (Norvell) Carter married Jan. 3, 1904, Navarro County, Texas s/o Richard Epps Carter and Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Smith) Carter

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Attend Rites For Dr. Carter

Dr. Carter Price of the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark., and Mrs. Wally Pugh and little daughter, Wynn, of Syracuse, N. Y., attended the funeral services of Dr. W. W. Carter Wednesday, Dr. Carter was the grandfather of Dr. Price and Mrs. Pugh and great-grandfather to Wynn.

Dr. Price is the son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Price of Kerns and Mrs. Pugh is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Holman of Corsicana.

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Fannie (Norvell) Carter
Mar 23, 1879 - Aug 38, 1970

Mrs. Carter Dies Friday

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. for Mrs. W. W. Carter, wife of the late Dr. W. W. Carter. She had lived in Navarro County all her life, and her husband, who preceded her in death 1964, had a practice here beginning in 1903.

Mrs. Carter died Friday in Memorial Hospital at the age of 91. Services will be held at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. H. Lively Brown will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Burnett of Lompoc, Calif., Mrs. W. S. Price of Kerens and Mrs. W. L. Holman of Corsicana; four grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Allen Bancroft, Royce Bancroft, Arthur Bancroft, W. D. Ainsworth, Garland Gray, Artis Drain, Dr. L. E. Kelton and J. C. Roe.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, August 30, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Dr. William Walter Carter married Jan. 3, 1904 Navarro County, Texas d/o Samuel Jackson Norvell and Frances Callaway “Fannie” (Bartlett) Love-Norvell

Mary Frances (Spurlock) Earl
Jan 15, 1932 – Feb 5, 2011

Mary Frances (Spurlock) Earl, 79, of Ennis, died peacefully at the Ennis Care Center Feb. 5, 2011.

Mary was born in Dawson on Jan. 15, 1932. Her family moved to Kerens later that year. She was warm and outgoing and was a cheerleader at Kerens High School for three years. At Navarro College, she was named "Miss Personality of the Freshman Class" for 1949-50, and homecoming queen and football sweetheart the following year for 1950-51. She married her high school sweetheart Robert J. “Red” Earl on May 12, 1953, and began a 24 year journey as a loyal and competent navy wife in support of her husband's military career. To her family she was a caring and loving wife, mother, and granny.

She is preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Elizabeth “Lisa” Earl; and her parents, Lula and Ottis Franklin Spurlock.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Robert Earl of Ennis; son and daughter-in-law, David R. “Randy” and Leanne Earl of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren, Susan and Shawn Earl of Mt. Pleasant; great grandchild, Hollyn Earl of Mt. Pleasant; sisters, Dixie Hill of Perryton, and Ruby Stovall of Kerens; brother, Ottis Ray Spurlock of Kerens; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011, at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2011, at the funeral home chapel, with Chaplain Kirk Curry officiating. Interment will be in Kerens Cemetery.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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James Kelton "Jimmy" Phillips
Jan 31, 1935 - Jan 28, 2011

Jimmy Phillips, 75, passed away suddenly, Friday, January 28, 2011 in Corsicana.

He was born January 31, 1935 to Lovie and O.V. Phillips. Following the death of his mother, as an infant, Jimmy was raised by his loving aunts Bertha Smith and Hattie Stockton.

James Kelton Phillips was born and raised in Kerens where he resided for his entire life.

Jimmy married Dortha Chappell on September 25, 1954 and they recently celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary.

Jimmy is survived by his wife Dortha, sons Mike and his wife Mary of Kerens, Mark and his wife Staci of Athens, daughters Donna Darden and her husband Steve of Burleson, and Cheryl Alkire and her husband Jack of South Bend, Indiana. He is also survived by grandchildren Shelley Phillips, Amber Davis and her husband Tim, Brooke and Emily Alkire, and Caleb Phillips, as well as four great-grandchildren.

In 1967, Jimmy accepted Jesus as his personal Savior at a tent revival. The remaining years of his life, he spent sharing the story of his salvation and the forgiveness that is offered only through Jesus Christ.

He was an active deacon at First Baptist Church Kerens and taught a Sunday school class for many years.

Jimmy worked 24 years for Chattanooga Glass Company as a shipping foreman.

In later years, he was Director of Transportation for Kerens ISD.

He was an avid gardener and enjoyed a good domino game.

He was always ready to share a joke.

He never met a stranger and was well-liked by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends for visitation at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, Monday evening from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. Jimmy’s Celebration of Life will begin Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Wes Johnson and Rev. Steve Darden officiating. Burial to follow at Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be his life-long friend Billy Ray Brown, George Edwards, Lloyd Smith, Dean Engel, Caleb Phillips, and Jordan Davis.

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Mary Lou Carr
About 1925 - July 20, 1928

LITTLE MILDRED GIRL DIED EARLY FRIDAY AT HOME

Mary Love Carr, 3-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Carr of Mildred, died Friday morning at 5:45 o'clock and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Friday evening at 6 o'clock.

Surviving are her parents and four brothers.

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Nance Jo Moore
Oct 6, 1932 - Oct 17, 1932

Baby Buried In Hamilton Cemetery Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Moore, 715 North Commerce street, who died Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, were held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 6 o'clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Houston Birmingham.

The Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home directed the services.

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Scott Bradley
May 13, 1957 - Aug 1, 1997

Scott Bradley, 40, of Corsicana died August 1 in Corsicana.

Services will be today at 10 a.m. at the Griffin-Roughton Chapel with B. F. Risinger officiating.

Mr. Bradley was born May 13, 1957 in Corsicana.

Mr. Bradley is survived by his wife, Peggie Bradley of Centralia, Illinois; a son, Jason Bradley of Coppell; and a daughter, Haley Bradley of Centralia, Illinois; a step-daughter, Jennifer Biggers of Corsicana; and a sister Cheryl Bradley of Waialva, Hawaii.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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George Wesley Martin
Nov 1, 1849 - May 29, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR NAVARRO COUNTY PIONEER WAS HELD

GREAT CROWN PAID LAST RESPECTS TO G. WES MARTIN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for G. Wes Martin, aged 76, who died at an early hour Saturday morning, were held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Childress, 318 South Fifteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. Mr. Martin died at the Navarro county hospital after an illness of several weeks. The Masonic order had charge of the funeral at the grave and were pallbearers. Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the services. A great concourse of friends followed the remains to the cemetery.

He was born in North Carolina but later moved to Tennessee, coming to Texas and settling in the Retreat community in 1871 moving to Corsicana about twenty years ago.

Mr. Martin had been a Mason for fifty-six years.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Childress, Corsicana; four sons, Dock J. Martin, Retreat; E. R. Martin, Corsicana; J. R. Martin, Megargel; J. E. Martin, Retreat; three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Highnote, Mrs. Louis Read and Miss Caroline Martin, all of Corsicana; one brother, Joe Martin, Sunset; twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.

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George Wesley “Wes” Martin
Nov 1, 1849 - May 29, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR G. WES MARTIN O BE HELD SUNDAY

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED EARLY SATURDAY

Wes Martin, age 76, known “Uncle Wes”, died at the Navarro County Hospital Saturday morning at 4 o’clock after a several week’s illness and the funeral services will be conducted at the residence of his daughter, Ms. Jennie Childress, 318 South Fifteenth Street at 4:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery. The Masonic Order charge of the services at the grave. Rev. Eugene W. Potter will conduct the service.

He was born in North Carolina but later moved to Tennessee. He came to Navarro County in 1871 from Lexington, Tennessee, and settled in the Retreat community, moving to Corsicana 20 years ago.

Masons will be pallbearers and the friends of the deceased will be honorary pallbearers.

Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Jennie Childress, Corsicana; four sons, Dock J. Martin, Retreat; E. R. Martin, Corsicana; J. R. Martin, Megargel; J. E. Martin, Retreat; three sisters, Mrs. J. A. Highnote, Mrs. Louis Read, and Miss Caroline Martin, all of Corsicana; one brother, Joe Martin, Sunset, Texas, twenty-five grandchildren and twenty-five great grandchildren.

He had been a member of the Masonic Order for fifty-six years.

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Elizabeth (Motley) Melton
Dec 19, 1862 - Jul 28, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. JOHN D. MELTON HERE LATE TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. John D. Melton, age 81 years, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. F. Odom Dallas, were planned for 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with Rev. D. R. McCauley conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

A former resident of Navarro county, she was well known here.

Surviving are three sons, Tom Melton, Milton, Tenn.; George Melton, Corsicana; Thomas Melton, Corsicana; and four daughters, Mrs. Pharis King, Woodbury, Tenn.; Mrs. S. F. Odom, Dallas; Mrs. M. S. Barnes, Dallas; Mrs. O. F. Wood, Corsicana, a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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James Angus Cook
Mar 25, 1906 - June 11, 1962

TEXAS SGT 1379 UNIT BASE WWII

James A. Cook, 56, retired construction worker, 2028 West Fifteenth avenue, died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are planned Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Davis, pastor of the Fundamental Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Ezra Burns, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sisters, Mrs. R. B. Odom Mrs. J. A. Lennon and Mrs. L. R. Bonner, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Marlin Epler, Clark Putman, Kyle Pyne, Arthur Lennon, Murl Lennon and Louie Lennon.

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John D. Melton
Apr 14, 1858 - Nov 27, 1927

AGED MAN PASSED AWAY AND BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

John Melton, aged 69 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Navarro county for many years died at his home at the corner of West Thirteenth avenue and South Twenty-Seventh street, Sunday morning at 3:45 o'clock and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. O. Gunter, Methodist minister.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Tommy Melton, Tennessee; J. W. Melton and Floyd Melton both of Corsicana; four daughters; Mrs. Media King, Tennessee; Mrs. S. F. Odom, Mrs. O. F. Wood and Mrs. Maggie McKee, all of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Nov 29, 1927
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Ansil A. Melton and Sarah (Vance) Melton

Martha "Mattie" (Avery) Cook
Jul 3, 1869 - Aug 24, 1953

Mrs. Martha Cook Services Tuesday

Mrs. Martha Cook, 84, long-time Navarro county resident, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. B. B. Odom, 1520 South Thirtieth street, Monday afternoon after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist circuit.

Surviving are a son, J. A. Cook, Gladewater; three daughters, Mrs. Lee Bonner, Mrs. J. A. Lennon and Mrs. Odom, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ora Taylor, Houston, and Mrs. Nettie Wagster, Tenn; two brothers, Henry and M. Avery both of Tennessee, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Merel Lennon, Franklin Melton, Levay Lennon, Mrs. Doris Cook, Mrs. Ruby Lennon, and Mrs. Leola Brazel.

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Ora (Cook) Melton
Nov 11, 1897 - Aug 28, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR MRS. ORA MELTON

Mrs. Ora Melton, aged 33 years, wife of George W. Melton, died at the family residence, corner South twenty-ninth street and West Fourteenth avenue, Friday night, and the funeral was held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 3o'clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Jerrens, Wortham minister.

Mrs. Melton was a native of Tennessee, and was married Jan. 9, 1915.

Surviving are her husband, two children, Franklin and Edith Melton, mother, Mrs. J. M. Cook, all of Corsicana; one brother, Jim Cook, Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. Lee Bonner, Angus; Mrs. Lewis Lennon, Mrs. Arthur Lennon and Mrs Ray Odom, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Benny Pierce Lassiter
Feb 14, 1932 - Jun 30, 1939

MURCHISON CHILD DIED EARLY FRIDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Benny Lassiter, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. P. Lassiter of Murchison, died early Friday at the Navarro clinic and funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will be made in Hamilton cemetery. Rev. Brantley will conduct the rites.

Surviving are the parents, one brother, Billy Gene Lassiter of Murchison; two sisters, Mary Jo and Willie Frances Lassiter of Murchison; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Griffin of MIldred.

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Don Wesley Duncan
Feb 22, 1921 - Aug 30, 1980

Don Wesley Duncan, age 59, a former citizen of Blooming Grove, died recently of cancer and was buried September 1 in the Waxahachie Cemetery, Waxahachie.

He is survived by his widow, the former Ruby Faye Fuller, also of Blooming Grove and three daughters

During his youth he operated a radio shop in connection with the Old Corner Drug Store in Blooming grove. He was a veteran of World War II.

At his death he was owner and operator of Radio and TV Repair Shop in Waxahachie.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Sept. 17, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Aubrey Staggs
Mar 16, 1926 - Sept 16, 1980

Aubrey (Shortie) Staggs, 54, of Fort Worth died September 16 when the tractor trailer he was driving flipped off the highway.

He was a native of Blooming Grove. He was buried in Laureland Cemetery in Fort Worth.

He is survived by his widow, Dorothy Staggs, of Fort Worth; a son, Kenneth Staggs, of Knoxville, Tennessee; two daughters, Vicky Forgarty of Mansfield and Misty Gayle Staggs of Fort Worth; mother, Eunice Staggs of Blooming Grove; one grandson; three brothers, R. G. Staggs of Kemp, C. W. Staggs, of Crowley, Jerry Staggs of Houston; and three sisters, Edith Fuller of Riverside, Louise Waters, of Huntsville, and Melba Blissett of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Rawlinson
Apr 22, 1899 - Sept 20, 1980

Mrs. Mary Evand Rawlinson, 81, native of Blooming Grove, died Saturday, September 20, in Denver, Colorado.

Graveside service was held at Fort Logan National Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Harry J. Rawlinson, Sr. of Denver; one son, Harry J. Rawlinson, Jr. of Denver; one brother, Robert V. Yarber of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Squires of Corsicana; one aunt, Mrs. Dewit Badgett of Savanna Beach, Georgia and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Oct. 1, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Vana Louise Wood
Feb 28, 1959 - Sept 17, 1980

Vanna Wood, granddaughter of James Howard Sr. of Milford was killed instantly Wednesday when her car left the road and stuck a utility pole. She is a daughter of Mrs. Mary McGraw of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, Sept. 24, 1980
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Parkdale Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX - d/o Vann Leon Wood and Mari Elizabeth (Howard) Wood

Samuel Silas Boyd
Jan 22, 1895 - Apr 1, 1958

S. S. Boyd Dies Tuesday Morning

S. S. Boyd, aged 63 years, agent for the Cities Service Oil Company, here since 1935, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday morning following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel. A second service will be held at Boyd, Wise county, his former home, Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Boyd cemetery.

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

Boyd was a member of the First Baptist church, Knights of Pythias and Masonic Lodges.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two brothers, Rev. J. C. Boyd, Center, and M. L. Boyd, Denton, and a number of other relatives.

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George Colvert Taylor
Apr 10, 1867 - June 28, 1939

HEART ATTACK FATAL BLOOMING GROVE MAN; BURIAL MISSISSIPPI

BLOOMING GROVE, June 30. - George Colvert Taylor, aged 72 years, died with a heart attack at his home here Wednesday evening. He was a native of Mississippi but had resided here for many years.

The remains were forwarded friday to Meridian, Miss., where funeral rites will be held and interment will be made.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove.

He was a member of the local Masonic lodge.

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Wilmer L. Emery
Jan 27, 1921 - June 13, 1997

Wilmer L. Emery, 76, of Canton, died Friday, June 13 at Canton.

Mr. Emery was born Jan. 27, 1921 in Corsicana to Walter C. and Sallie LaFaye Batson Emery. He was a member of the Church of Christ. Most of his life was spent in Corsicana and he lived in Van Zandt Co. for the past 16 years. He married Zadie Elouise Teel in 1944.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elouise Emery of Canton; a daughter and son-in-law, Vickie and Ralph Lockwood of Canton; a brother, Beryl Emery of Duncan, Ok.; two sisters, Ivorine Cartwright of Kansas City, Mo., and Elaine Hodge of Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Christina and Brian Allbritton; and two great-grandchildren, Stetson and Skylor Allbritton.

Services will be held today at 4 p.m. at Eubank Chapel-Canton, with Brother David Bell officiating. Interment will follow at High Cemetery-Van Zandt Co.

Arrangements are under the direction of Eubank Funeral Home.

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Mary Mable Smith
July 21, 1911 - Aug 3, 1997

Mary Mable Smith, 86, of Malakoff died Aug. 3, in Corsicana.

Visitation will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held Tuesday, Aug. 5, at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Trinidad with Bro. Bill Honea and Rev. John Willard officiating. Burial will follow at the Mankin Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was born July 21, 1911 in Purdon. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad.

Mrs. Smith is survived by her daughter, Peggy Fields of Trinidad; a son, William Raymond Smith of Trinidad; 7 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Imogene McBay
Nov 24, 1932 - July 23, 1997

Imogene McBay, 64, of Texarkana, Ark., died Wednesday, July 23, 1997 in a Texarkana hospital.

Services were July 25 at East Funeral Home Memorial Chapel with Rev. Mike Hughes officiating. Burial was at Chapelwood Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. McBay was born November 24, 1932 in Corsicana. She was retired from Wal-Mart and a member of Faith Baptist Church.

Mrs. McBay is survived by her husband, Charles H. McBay of Texarkana; a son, Charles A. McBay of Temple; two daughters, Cynthia Y. Johnson of Mount Juliet, Tenn., and Cheryl A. Joyce of Texarkana; two brothers, Wesley Green of Corsicana and Larry D. Green of Athens; three sisters, Maybell Milam and Pat Kelly of Corsicana and Elizabeth Porter of Kokomo, Ind.; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Memorials may be made to A. E. Land Memorial Fund for Hospice Care, 2020 College Dr., Texarkana, Texas 75503.

Arrangements by East Funeral Home.

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Mary Margaret Smith
Aug 30, 1906 – July 13, 1997

Mary Margaret Smith, 90, of Barry died July 13, in Ennis.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the IOOF Cemetery in Jones, Oklahoma with Rev. Lynn Ice officiating.

Mrs. Smith is survived by two sons, Jesse J. Smith of Dallas and Ervin L. Smith of Albuquerque, NM; a sister, Verna Schwab of Purcell, Oklahoma; 22 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Homer M. Smith; a son, Marvin M. Smith, a daughter, Eva Tidwell; father, Luther Martin March, and her mother, Sarah Simpson.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Eva B. Hallcy
Sept 24, 1903 - Apr 6, 1997

Mrs. Eva B. Hallcy, 93, of Dallas died April 6 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. Quiet hour will be Friday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at Warren Avenue Christian Church 2431 Warren Avenue, in Dallas with Rev. Lloyd Facen officiating. Burial will follow at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.

She was born Set. 24, 1903 in Navarro County. She was a member of 13th Avenue Christian Church while living in Corsicana, and later, a member of Warren Avenue Christian Church in Dallas.

Mrs. Hallcy is survived by 2 daughters, Marzella Rodgers and Annie C. Hennington; son, Charles Hennington; 5 grandchildren, Delores Roberts-Qunityn, James Roberts, Loyce Ward, Joyce Yarbough, and Virginia Carol Miller; 3 great-grandchildren, Euphrosyne Roberts, Tonnette Yarbough and Thalia Roberts; 8 great-great grandchildren; nieces, nephews and other relatives and many dear friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Willie Hamilton
Dec 19, 1919 - June 15, 1997

Willie Hamilton, 77, of Kerens died June 15 at the M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston.

Quiet hour will be tonight from 6 to 7 at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. Dairy Johnson. Burial will follow at Englewood Cemetery in Englewood, California.

Mr. Hamilton was born December 19, 1919 in Mississippi. Mr. Hamilton was a veteran of the United States Army and retired from the Los Angeles City Housing Authority. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church.

Mr. Hamilton is survived by his wife, Ora L. Hamilton of Kerens; two daughters, Barbara Ann Moss of Dallas and Judy Ann Washington of Henderson; three sons; Lonnie Edwards Starks of Dallas, Henry Starks, Jr., of Los Angeles, California and Norman Starks of Hesperia, California; 10 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Mattie Parilee (Jones) Stokes
Dec 6, 1874 - Sep 6, 1957

Mrs. J. D. Stokes Dies In Dallas

Mrs. J. D. Stokes, 82, formerly of Blooming Grove, died in Dallas Friday.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 10:30 a.m. from the Lamar and Smith Chapel with interment in Laurel Land.

A native of Tennessee, the daughter of the late Confederate Captain J. J. Jones, Mrs. Stokes came to Blooming Grove in 1886 and resided there until 1919 when she moved to Dallas.

Surviving are a daughter Mrs. Vivian Robinson, and a son, J. D. Stokes, Jr., both of Dallas; two grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a niece, Mrs. Rufus Lloyd, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Mrs. Stokes and her late husband reared the late Mrs. R. L. Harris of Corsicana, a relative.

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Pearl Marr
Mar 12, 1899 - June 14, 1997

Pearl Marr, 98, of Hubbard died June 14, 1997, in Hubbard.

Services were earlier today in Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bill Hughes officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

She was born on March 12, 1899 in the community of Corbitt near Dawson. She was a homemaker and a resident of Hubbard since 1945; prior of the New Hope community.

Miss Marr was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Eva Barkley Marr.

She is survived by two sisters Nina L. Lewis and Virginia Hassell, both of Hubbard; three nieces, Anna Underwood, Patsy English and Linda Brown; and a nephew, Tommy Marr.

Arrangements under the direction of Wade Funeral Home of Hubbard.

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Ruby Mae McGee
Oct 19, 1932 - Apr 9, 1997

Mrs. Ruby Mae McGee, 64, of Corsicana died April 9 at her residence.
Services are Saturday at 11 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside is at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Bethlehem Cemetery in Whitney.

Mrs. McGee was born Oct. 19, 1932 in Montgomery, Alabama.

Mrs. McGee is survived by her sons and daughter-in-laws; Oscar L. Jr. & Maxine & Susie McGee of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Shelia Lynette & David Owen of Corsicana; brother, Robert Jack Freeman Jr. of Corsicana; sisters, Shirley Lowe of Atlanta, Corene Lowe of Wolf City, Bonnie Warren of Alabama, Edith Warren of Campbell; 7 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Betty Jo (Greer) Weiser
Dec 30, 1937 - Mar 24, 1997

Mrs. Betty Jo Weiser, age 59, of Fulton, Mo., died Monday, March 24, 1997 at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 28, 1997 at the Debo Funeral Home in Fulton with Rev. Mike Crowson officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Mrs. Weiser was born December 30, 1937 in Corsicana, the daughter of Bud and Thelma Cook Greer. She married Victor J. R. Weiser July 30, 1963 in Wichita Falls. She worked at the Fulton State Hospital for 20 years.

Mrs. Weiser is survived by her husband, Victor J. R. Weiser; two sons, Nickey Lee Melton of fulton and Randy Earl Phillips of Steedman; two daughters, Nelda J Barlog and dorothy Marie McDermit both of Fulton; a brother, Don Greer of Corsicana and a sistr Willie Horton of Corsicana; thirteen grandchildren, two step-grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a twin sister who died at birth and one son, Victor J. H. Weiser who died March 4, 1986.

Arrangements by Debo Funeral Homes.

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Truman Lee Cole
abt 1946 - May 7, 2012

Truman Lee Cole, 66, of Dawson passed away Monday, May 7, 2012 at the VA Hospital in Waco. Visitation will be 12 noon to 8 p.m. Friday, May 11,
2012 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funeral. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Dawson with Rev. Jamie Meadows and Andre D. Cole Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in Farmerville Cemetery, Dawson. Arrangements by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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James Ernest Riley
Jan 4, 1943 - May 7, 2012

James Riley, 69, of Corsicana passed away May 7, 2012. Services will be
11 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Dresden Cemetery with Bro. Dan Layne officiating.

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Virginia (Rangel) Arteaga
Sept 7, 1954 - May 10, 2012

Virginia Arteaga, age 57, passed away on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at her home in Athens. She was born Sept. 7, 1954 in Winchester, Ind. to Adela and Carlos Rangel.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her significant other, Jeorge Mora; four children, Sherry Ortiz and Francisco, Ramon Ortiz, Diana Ortiz and Juan, and Jesus Ortiz and Alicia; sisters, Maria Lancon and husband Ramon, Guadalupe Flores and Jessie, and Susie Vasquez; brother, Charlie Rangel; nine grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Rosary was held at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 11, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services were held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jesus Ortiz, Marcelino Rivera, Christopher Cantu, Juan Cleto, Francisco Cervantes, and Tommy Hurt.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Josefa (Ortega) Ovalle-Arias
June 17, 1933 - May 10, 2012
 

Josefa Ortega Ovalle, 78, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012 at her home in Corsicana. She was born June 17, 1933 to Panifila and Juan Ortega in Kemp, Texas.

She was married to Domingo Ovalle until his death in 2004.

She was preceded in death by her parents and first husband, Domingo Ovalle.

She is survived by her husband, Manuel Arias; nine children, Wanda Castillo of Corsicana, Mickey Briones of Grand Prairie, Linda Ovalle of Corsicana, Julia Sizemore of Ft. Worth, Mary Williams of Garland, John Ovalle of Dallas, Beatrice Pantoja of Corsicana, Susie Garcia of Ohio, and Peggy Ovalle of Corsicana; 25 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

Rosary will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. on Monday, May 14, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richie Castillo, Glenn Ovalle, Joey Castillo, Roy Cervantes, Domingo Pena, Michael Ovalle and Jacob Paredes.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alonzo Micajah "Lonnie" Wright
Apr 12, 1887 - June 11, 1962

Tuesday Rites For L. M. Wright

Funeral services for L. M. Wright, 75, were held in Griffin chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. A The Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of First Baptist church, officiated.

Wright, of 606 South Seventeenth and One-Half street, died of heart attack Monday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, R. P. (Buster) Wright, Waxahachie; and Calvin Wright, Palestine; a stepson, Clyde Cagle, Waxahachie; a daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Owen, Corsicana; five brothers, Donald Wright, Blooming Grove; C. E. and M. H. Wright, Corsicana; Joe Wright, Dallas; and Noah Wright, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Graves, Corsicana; five grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Harmon Nevill, J. D. Wright, Cecil Lee Wright, Denver Wright, Elven Wright and Cecil Beaird.

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Benjamin H. "Bunk" Harris
Mar 4, 1907 - Apr 19, 1970

B. H. Harris Dies Sunday

B. H. "Bunk" Harris, 63, resident of Corsicana the past 20 years, died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Stamford, he was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife; one granddaughter; and two brothers, Leonard and Chester Harris, both of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were Gene McAdams, Robert B. Owen, David Sparkman, Jimmy Earl Harris, Mitchell Prowell, James Franks and W. B. Buchanan.

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Tommie Ruth (Powers) Burge
June 29, 1913 - Mar 10, 1940

MRS. T. R. BURGE DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Turner Ruth Burge, aged 26 years, died at the family residence, 1810 West First avenue, Sunday night.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by the E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, P. L. Burge; two children, Tommie Jean and Preston Burge; father, T. J. Powers, and a sister, Lucille Powers, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Joe Burge, W. L. Burge, George Pope, Jesse Burge, Charley Lane and Lewis Powers.

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MRS. T. R. BURGE DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; BURIAL BE MONDAY

Mrs. Turner Ruth Burge, aged 26 years, died at the family residence, 1819 West First avenue, Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, P. L. Burge; two children, Tommie Jean and Preston Burge; father T. J. Powers and a sister, Lucille Powers, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Joe Burge, W. L. Burge, George Pope, Jesse Burge, Charley Lane and Lewis Powers.

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Ola Mae Harper
abt 1916 - May 9, 2012

Ola Mae Harper, 96, of Highland, Calif. and formerly of Powell, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at St. Bernardine Medical Center, San Bernadino, Calif. Visitation will be held Friday, May 18, 2012 from 12 noon to 8 p.m. at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2012 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat Community near Powell. Minister Arilla Moore and Minister Terry Russell will officiate. Interment will be at Elm Flat Community Cemetery, Powell.

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Aaron Buie
June 16, 1913 - Apr 18, 1970

Buie Services

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Chapel for Aaron Buie who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Robert Potts, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, one grandson, two brothers and one sister.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

Pallbearers include Elbert Prince, D. N. Poarch, Aubrey Woods, J. W. Sheffield, Johnny Grace, Horace McAdams, Don Butler and Kenneth Johnson.

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Mable Whytte
Aug 4, 1889 - Apr 18, 1970

Whytte Funeral

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel for Miss Mable Whytte who died Saturday. The rites were conducted by Dr. H. Lively Brown, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by one brother.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 20, 1970
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o George Thomas Whytte/White & Kate (Armstrong) Whytte/White (Monument for George Thomas Whytte and Kate has White-- obit says Whytte, his death certificate says Whytte for him and his parents, his daughter Mable’s obit says Whytte but her monument says White- census says Whytte, daughter Kate Everett White’s monument says White, his brothers and sisters all used White very confusing)

Hattie Louise (Miller) Martin
Mar 31, 1853 - Dec 18, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES BE HELD THURSDAY FOR PIONEER WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Louise Martin, aged 75 years, wife of the late E. L. Martin, who died suddenly Tuesday morning at 12:30 o'clock at Pecos, will be held from the family home, 1234 West Third avenue Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church. Prior to going to Pecos several months ago, Mrs. Martin had resided in Corsicana for 45 years.

Surviving are two sons, Earl Martin, Pecos; and Ivan Martin, New York City, who will arrive here Thursday morning; five grandchildren, Mrs. Hattie Louise Simpson, corsicana; Fred A. Martin, New York City; Frances, E. L., and Arthus Martin, all of Pecos, and five sisters..

The body arrived here shortly after noon Wednesday.

The Sutherland Undertaking company will have charge of the funeral.

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MRS. E. L. MARTIN DIED SUDDENLY AT PECOS EARLY TODAY

Mrs. E. L. Martin, aged 75 resident of Corsicana for about 45 years prior to moving to Pecos in July, died suddenly at Pecos, Texas, Tuesday morning at 12:30 o’clock and the body will arrive here Wednesday morning at 10:50 o’clock. The funeral arrangements have not been perfected awaiting word from relatives in New York, but interment will probably be made sometime Thursday in Oakwood cemetery. Sutherland Undertaking company will have charge of the funeral.

Surviving are two sons, Earl Martin, Pecos, and Ivan Martin, New York City; five grand-children, Fred A. Martin, New York City; Ms. Hattie Louise Simpson, Corsicana; Frances, E. L. and Arthur Martin, all of Pecos; five sisters, Mrs. Mabel Little, Wilmer; Mrs. Cora Byrd, Dallas; Mrs. Bessie Robinson and Mrs. Grace Turner, both of Point; and another sister who resides near Lancaster, Dallas county.

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Simon Alonzo Blackmon
Jan 12, 1843 - Aug 1, 1922

Confederate Veteran Passed Away

S. A. Blackmon, aged seventy-nine years, and a resident here for several years, died at the home of his son in the Phillips Chapel community last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. L. C. Howell officiating. The deceased was a good citizen and had many friends who will hear of his death with many regrets.

He is survived by the following children: W. L. Blackmon, Phillips Chapel, Mrs. J. H. Cardwell, Rice; Mrs. J. W. Vaughan, Navarro; Mrs. D. J. Thorp, Plantersville; James Blackmon, Corsicana, and Will and Charles Blackmon of Phillips Chapel

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Mildred Kathryn (Casey) Hayes
Oct 1, 1919 - Jan 3, 2011
 

Mildred Kathryn Casey Hayes, 91, passed away on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at her residence in Fairfield, after a lengthy struggle with congestive heart failure.

She was born on Oct. 1, 1919, in Jacksonville, TX. She married Leslie E. Hayes Jr., and shared over fifty-seven years together before being separated by his death. She and “Potsy”, as she called him, raised seven wonderful children. Mrs. Hayes was not only a loving mother and homemaker, but also retired from Piggly-Wiggly Grocery Store as a top notch checker.

Mrs. Hayes was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Edgar Hayes Jr.; parents, George and Vera Casey; granddaughter, Lisa Zane Beasley; infant great granddaughter, Jaylynn Lane; three sisters, Annie Phillips Smith, Lourene Nelson, and Virginia Jackson; and one brother, Larry Casey.

Those left to cherish her memory are five daughters, Marva Zane Beasley and husband Dr. Kenneth Beasley of Buffalo, Jeannie Lavern Delarios of Whitehouse, Connie Kathryn Fielden and husband Dub of Corsicana, Carolyn Wynett Golightly of Sanger, and Bronna Leah McClendon of Cedar Park; two sons, Jerry L. Hayes, DVM of Belton, and Lex E. Hayes and wife Patricia of Corsicana; twenty grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; sister, Juanita Muskgrove and husband Joe of Richardson; she is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

There will be no formal visitation, however, those that wish may view the body and sign the registry book at the funeral home between 9 a.m. and noon on Wednesday, prior to the services.

Graveside services for will be held on Wednesday at 2 p.m. , Jan. 5, 2011, at Richland Cemetery in Richland.

Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home.



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Kathleen Veronica White
Jan 22, 1925 - Mar 18, 2011

Mrs. Kathleen Veronica White, age 86, passed away Friday, March 18, 2011 in Dallas, Texas. She was born January 22, 1925 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to David and Rose Murray.

Mrs. White was a resident of Irving, Texas for over 50 years prior to moving to Dallas 13 years ago. She was a member of Kirkwood United Methodist Church in Irving, Texas.

She married Samuel E. White on February 23, 1946 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband and two sisters, Rose Boisson and Mary Albert.

She is survived by a daughter, Teresa Hayden and husband Richard; and a grandson Mark Hayden; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services were on Monday at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas. Burial followed at Richland Cemetery.

The family requests memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D. C. 20090-6011.

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  • Navarro County Times – Mar 24, 2011
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Martha Jane (Fields) Hewitt-Phillips
Sep 20, 1856 - May 30, 1938

Mrs. Jane Phillips Buried Tuesday

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Martha Jane Phillips, age 81, at the Central Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. Mrs. Phillips died Monday afternoon at her home after a lingering illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Philips, who died about six months ago. Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Paul H. Vercher.
Burial was made in the Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Phillips was a native of Missouri, but had lived in this community for many years.

The following children survive: Jack Phillips, California, Claude and Ed PHillips, Blooming Grove. Mrs. T. J. Stonar, Waxahachie, Mrs. Pearl Hewitt, Dallas and a number of grandchildren.

The McCormick Funeral service had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - June 3, 1938
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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