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Martha Estelle (Martin) Bernard
Nov 17, 1920 - Aug 16, 2012
 
Martha Estelle Bernard passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 in Fort Worth at the age of 91.

Martha was born Nov. 17, 1920 to the late Boyce and Estelle Martin in Corsicana. She was active in the Fort Worth Garden Club and the Sewing Club for hospitals. She was crowned high school class queen of 1937 in Corsicana High School. Martha was very thoughtful, loving and caring of others and always stayed in touch with family and friends. She has been a resident of Fort Worth for 60 years. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church.

Martha is preceded in death by her parents, Boyce Martin Sr. and Estelle; husband, George Wesley Bernard III; and brother, Boyce Martin, Jr.

Survivors include her sons, Martin Bernard, Mark Bernard and Brian Bernard and companion Cynthia; daughter, Beverly Flynn and husband Jeffrey; grandson, Zachary Davis and wife Megan; great-grandson, Trystan; cousins, Gene and Faye Caldwell; and many friends.

There will be a celebration of life at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at Brown, Owens & Brumley's Joe B. Brown Memorial Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at the funeral home.

Martha will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012.

Brown, Owens & Brumley Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

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Tinsley Hyle "Tommy" Huff
Apr 6, 1940 - Aug 15, 2012

Mr. Tinsley Hyle “Tommy” Huff, age 72, passed away Wednesday, August 15,
2012 at VA Hospital in Dallas. He was born April 6, 1940 in Kerens to K.C. and Irene Huff.

He was preceded in death by his parents, K.C. and Irene Huff; sisters, Cathryn Huff Kennington and Gladys Marie Huff Gossett.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley White Huff; children, Jennifer Rebel Huff, Timothy Hyle Huff, Danny Wayne Huff and Amanda Jodale Huff; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; brother, Jimmy Leon Huff; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at 3:00 – 5:00 PM on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at the Corley Blooming Grove Chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, August 20, 2012 at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas.
Pallbearers are Ryan Thomas Huff, Aarron Timothy Huff, Tommy Stewart, Mike McCarter, Charlie Edwards, Chuck Dortch, Mike Coker, Danny Huff, and Timothy Huff.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Dallas VA Medical Center, Voluntary Services-135 for Hospice Wing, 4500 S. Lancaster Rd., Dallas, TX 75216.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Barbara Elizabeth (Byrd) Sherman
Oct 11, 1925 - Aug 17, 2012
 

Barbara Elizabeth Byrd Sherman, 86, passed away calmly and peacefully in her sleep at 4:00 am, on August 17, 2012 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

Barbara was born October 11, 1925 in Corsicana, Texas to parents Charles Wooden Byrd and Janie Olepta Mattingly Byrd. She grew up in Corsicana and graduated Corsicana High School and attended Texas Women’s University and Texas Tech University. After graduating from Texas Tech in 1947 Barbara moved to Dallas, Texas and began a career as a legal secretary.

In 1952, she met and married Jack Grover Sherman, at the time a WFFA TV newscaster in Dallas. They lived in Dallas, Oklahoma City, and in 1955 moved back to Corsicana, for Jack to assist Charlie in the management of Corsicana Grader and Machine Company. In 1955 Barbara gave birth to Charles Patrick, followed by William Jack in 1957. Barbara was a confirmed member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She was widowed in 1991.

Barbara is survived by two sons, William Jack “Bick” Sherman of Corsicana, Texas, and Dr. Patrick Sherman of Phoenix, Arizona, as well as stepson, Phil Kretsinger of Lafayette, Colorado and a stepdaughter, Linda Gowan of Duncan, Oklahoma. Her immediate family includes daughter’s in law, Rhonda Sherman of Corsicana and Kris Sherman of Phoenix, and grandchildren Ashley Sherman of Fairfield, Texas, Rachel Sherman of Brooklyn, New York, Jaclyn Sherman of Lubbock, Texas, and Anna Sherman of Phoenix, Arizona.

She will be buried alongside her husband and parents in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana in a private family ceremony. A reception will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 6:00 PM at 809 Cedar Crest in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Ralph Dean Wiswell
Mar 14, 1931 - Aug 20, 2012
 

Ralph Dean Wiswell, beloved husband of Mamie E. Wiswell died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. He was given to this world on March 14, 1931 to W.W. Wiswell and Ellen Baggett Wiswell from Hubbard Texas.

Ralph graduated from Mildred High School the spring of 1948 and left Texas then to go into the Air Force to serve his country for four years.
After he left the service Ralph decided to continue his education at Navarro Jr. College and received his bachelor’s of business education from A & I University at Kingsville in 1958. He met his beloved wife in San Angelo January of 1968 and they were married June 8, 1968 and they welcomed their “darling redheaded, beautiful daughters” in the next three years.

Ralph has gone to heaven to be with his parents, his wife’s parents Lavern and Evelyn Plummer, his older brother, Otto Eugene and numerous beloved aunts and uncles.

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Mamie E., his oldest daughter and son-in-law, Margaret Anne and Merle Lennon from Tyler and his youngest daughter and son-in-law from McKinney, Mary and Scotty Phelps. He also leaves four grandsons and a granddaughter, along with nine great-grandchildren. Ralph also leaves behind two brothers, the oldest, William Walter and his wife Odessa from Wichita Falls and his youngest brother, Lonnie Ray from Euless, two other sisters-in-law and their families and numerous cousins from all over the state of Texas.

Ralph celebrated his 50 years of honorable Masonic membership recently with Eureka Masonic Lodge that he joined after his father.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. The pallbearers will be his brothers of the Masonic Lodge of Eureka, and honorary pallbearers are his beloved grandsons and nephews.

Instead of flowers, Ralph asked for donations to be made to the Organ Transplant Fund at American Transplant Foundation, 410 17th St. Suite 2200, Denver, CO 80202.

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Ladell (Mayo) Cranford
Aug 30, 1927 - Aug 20, 2012

Graveside service for Ladell Cranford, 84, formally of Chandler is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 at Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery with Pastor Bob Sexton officiating. Services are under the direction of Burks Walker Tippit Funeral Directors.

Mrs. Cranford passed away Monday, Aug. 20, 2012 at The Hospice of East Texas. She was born to the late Robert H. and Bennie Mayo on Aug. 30, 1927 in Corsicana. She is the widow of J.W. Cranford. They were married on March 23, 1960.

She was a member of Westlake Baptist Church of Chandler. In her adult life she co-owned two restaurants and Cranford Vending Machine Company in Corsicana. In her retirement she enjoyed camping, fishing, and volunteer work at Chandler Nursing Home and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital along with family gatherings.

She is survived by two daughters; Tressa and husband Carl Jackson of Chandler, Kay and her husband Craig Bock of Linn, Mo.; one son, Eddie Wilson and his wife Belynda of Crockett; three grandsons, Chad Wilson and his wife Carrie of Humble, Brian Bock of St. Peters, Mo., and Dylan Wilson and his wife DaMarys of Corsicana, one granddaughter; Rebecca Spencer and her husband Tim of Union, Mo., four great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter, numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family’s wish is to make a donation in memory of Ladell Cranford, to The Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler 75701

Visitation will be at the cemetery at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 prior to service.

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Walter W. Watson
Aug 4, 1940 - Aug 21, 2012

Walter W. Watson, age 72 of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 21,
2012 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born on Aug. 4, 1940 in Covington, Texas to Robert L. and Lucile Gray Watson.

He graduated from high school in Covington and went on to attend college at the Sunset School of Preaching in Lubbock. He married Nancy Schlesser in 1983.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Watson is survived by his wife, Nancy Schlesser Watson; children, Ronald Watson, Jana Nevarez and husband David, Vicki Paton and husband Casey, Joseph Watson and wife Anna, Christine Watson, Shelly Loosier, Jimmy Culberson and wife Angie, and Jennifer Culberson and husband James; 17 grandchildren; brothers, J. B. Watson and wife Dorothy and Dudley Watson and wife Beverly; sister, Betty Ballard and husband Darrell; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dudley Watson officiating.
Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers are Joseph Watson, Ron Watson, Jimmy Culberson, J. B. Watson, Dudley Watson and Darrell Ballard. Honorary Pallbearers are Norb Schlesser, Ronnie Miller, Harvey Loosier, James Daugherty, Andrew Loosier and Matthew Culberson.

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Oscar Eugene Allison
1858 - May 20, 1932

O. E. ALLISON DIED AT PURDON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for O. E. Allison, aged 77 years, resident of Navarro county for fifty years, who died at his home near Purdon Friday morning at 10 o'clock following a lingering illness, were held Saturday morning at 10 o'clock from the residence of his son, Fred M. Allison, in Corsicana, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Allison had been in ill health for some time. He was a resident of Blooming Grove and community for many years and has many friends here who mourn his death.

Surviving are two sons, Fred M. Allison and Harry Allison of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Hugo Oklahoma.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 27, 1932
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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O. E. ALLISON DIED FRIDAY MORNING; FUNERAL SATURDAY

O. E. Allison, aged 77 years, resident of Navarro county for over 50 years, died at 10 o’clock Friday morning at his farm near Purdon and the funeral will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of his son. Fred M. Allison, 632 North Beaton street, with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery.

The Rev. H. J. Ellis, pastor of ST. John’s Episcopal church, will conduct the services.

He is survived by two sons, Fred M. Allison and Harry Allison, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Hugo Okla., and other relatives.

The pallbearers will be Dick Pickens, Jimmie Mansfield, Albert Levy, Leslie White, Harrison Fendley and Earl Smalling.

Mr. Allison had been in ill health for a number of years and recently he suffered a stroke. For many years of his life he resided in Blooming Grove, where he had many friends.

The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR O. E. ALLISON

Funeral services for O. E. Allison, aged 77 years, resident of Navarro county for more than 50 years, who died at his home near Purdon Friday morning at 10 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of his son, Fred M. Allison, 632 North Beaton street, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, conducted the services.

Mr. Allison had been in ill health for several years. He was a resident of the Blooming Grove community for many years.

Surviving are two sons, Fred M. Allison and Harry Allison, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Hugo, Okla., and other relatives.

Singers were Mrs. Boyce Martin, Miss Alen Cheney, W. A. Mowlam and C. L. Knox.

Pallbearers were Dick Pickens, Jimmie Mansfield, Albert Levy, Leslie White, Harrison Fendley and Earl Smalling.

Funeral was directed by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Joe E. Jordan
May 16, 1892 - Apr 23, 1936

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Joe E. Jordan, aged 43 years, native of Navarro county, died at his home 807 South 12th street in Corsicana Thursday night at 10:30 o'clock after a lingering illness. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. S. W. Barthlett, Gladewater, and Miss Helen Jordan, Corsicana; two grandchildren, mother, Mrs. E. Y. Jordan, Blooming Grove; four brothers, T. E. Jordan, Corsicana; E. A. Jordan, Albany; Lee Jordan, Van Alstyne, and S. P. Jordan, Fort Worth; and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Carroll, Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, May 1, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Minnie M. Jordan

Sallie (Lynn) Finch
Apr 24, 1856 - Aug 30, 1936

FORMER BLOOMING GROVE RESIDENT DIED IN CORSICANA

Funeral services for Mrs. B. L. Finch, age 80 years, who died early Sunday morning at the Navarro Clinic, were held at 10 o'clock Monday morning at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and burial was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Finch were residents of Blooming Grove for a number of years. Mr. Finch was in the lumber business here and was one of the town's leading citizens in both business and civic circles.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. B. A. Crofford and Mrs. E. E. Babers, both of Corsicana.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Sep 4, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. B. L. FINCH MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. B. L. Finch, age 80 years, who died early Sunday morning at the Navarro Clinic, were held at 10 o’clock Monday morning at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Finch fell at the family residence, 1402 West Third Avenue, a week or more ago, and had remained in a critical condition in the Clinic until her death.

In charge of the service were Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church; Rev. Ilion T. Jones of Iowa, former pastor of the church, and Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Crofford, and Mrs. E. E. Babers, both of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Stell, Jr., and one great-grandchild, Bobby Babers Stell.

Pallbearers were Herbert Gribble, Christopher Knox, Ralph Stell, Robert Stell, Dr. Harry Ezell, T. C. Orr, Ted B. Ferguson and Pat Loggins. Honorary pallbearers were officers of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and friends of the family.

Music was furnished by the church quartet.

Funeral arrangements were in charge of Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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John Julius Mixon
Nov 2, 1860 - Jan 29, 1937

JULIUS J. MIXON DIED IN CORSICANA FRIDAY

J. J. Mixon died at his home in Corsicana last Friday and the funeral rites were held Sunday, Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church officiating.

Mr. Mixon resided in Blooming Grove for many years, moving to Corsicana 26 years.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD SUNDAY FOR J. J. MIXON

Funeral services for J. J. Mixon, 76-year old barber, who died Friday morning at his residence 1503 West Seventh avenue, following a short illness, will be held from the residence at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Joe E. Glenn will conduct the rites.

He has been a resident of Corsicana the past 26 years.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. A. B. Hervey, Waco; Mrs. W. A. Phillips, Mexia; Mrs. Roland Miranda, Austin, and Miss Evie Ruth Mixon, Corsicana; a son, R. S. Mixon, San Diego, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John C. Hughes, J. M. McClung, A. S. Neale, C. A. Langston, Ernest Summerlin and Norman Hardin.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church and friends of the family.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral directors.

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FUNERAL RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. J. MIXON

Funeral rites for J. J. Mixon, aged 76 years, well known barber, who died Friday morning after a short illness, were held from the family residence, 1503 West Seventh avenue, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church of which he had been a long-time member.

Mr. Mixon had resided in Corsicana for the past 26 years and prior to that time had lived in Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. A. B. Hervey, Waco; Mrs. W. A. Phillips, Mexia; Mrs. Roland Miranda, Austin, and Miss Evie Ruth Mixon, Corsicana; a son, R. S. Mixon, San Diego, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, J. M. McClung, A. S. Neale, C. A. Langston, Ernest Summerlin and Norman Hardin.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church and friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the services.

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Sterling Edgar Robinson
Aug 8, 1872 - Dec 6, 1939

S. E. Robinson Dies Suddenly

S. E. Robinson, aged 67 years, lifelong resident of Navarro county, died Wednesday morning at 6 o'clock after a few minutes illness, at his home in Corsicana. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of the death.

Mr. Robinson was born at Dresden and when a young man moved to Blooming Grove and entered the drug business with his brother, Bell Robinson.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Southerland McCammon chapel. Interment was made in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana, two daughters, Mrs. Bill Shick, Dallas, and Mrs. Bob Hable, Mississippi; a brother, Wiley Robinson, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Ella Blair, Dresden.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 8, 1939
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Ethel (Roberson) Tolliver
July 11, 1914 - Aug 29, 1973

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of the Living God for Mrs. Ethel Tolliver of 117 W. Sixth Ave., native of Corsicana who died Wednesday at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Rev. J. J. Johnson, pastor at Roane Chapel Baptist Church, will officiate, and burial will be at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements are with Calhoun Funeral Home.

She was married to the late McKinley Tolliver, who preceded her in death in June of 1959.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Verna Burnett of Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Leon Odell
Oct 19, 1903 - Aug 28, 1973

Funeral services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Church of Christ for Leon Odell, 69, native of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at his home.

W. W. Wilmore, Church of Christ pastor, officiated, and burial was at Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, three brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

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Melinda Richardson
Sept 5, 1915 - Aug 27, 1973

Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Dallas for Mrs. Melinda Richardson, 57, who died Monday in Dallas Parkland Hospital.

Rev. G. B. Grimes officiated, and burial was at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

Survivors include a sister, a brother, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ella Smith
Mar 16, 1899 - May 22, 1979

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Second Mission Batpist Church for Mrs. Ella Smith, 78, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Paul Curry, pastor, will officiate, with burial following at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home.

Surivors include two nieces, Mrs. Annie Carroll of Dallas and Mrs. Tillie Brown of Corsicana and other relatives.

Great Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Edwin Rex Moore
Sept 26, 1913 - Aug 30, 1973

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at a local funeral home for Rex Moore, 59, of Paris, Tex., who died Thursday in Paris. Burial was at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro County.

Survivors include four sisters, a brother, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Rev. B. W. Johnson officiated.

Pallbearers included Pete Goodwin, Hugh Blair Fouty, Clint Fouty, Clyde Sullivan, Marvin White, and Allen Middlebrook.

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Jefferson Porter Gillen
Apr 15, 1860 - Apr 1, 1936

FORMER BLOOMING GROVE RESIDENT BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for J. P. Gillen, aged 75, native of Mississippi but resident of the Black Hills community for the past 34 years who died in that community Tuesday night at 10:15 o'clock were held from the home of a daughter, Mrs. Susie Gideon in Black Hills Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. E. Rogers of Mexia. Interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, Buster B. Gillen, Corsicana; Smith D. Gilen Mexia; W. D. Gillen, Corsicana; and C. E. Gillen, Angus; six daughters, Mrs. Margie Fae Ashley, Thompson; Mrs. Emma Eilhngsley, Luling, Mrs. Eugene Stanford, Mexia; Mrs. Leona Armentrot, Thompson; Mrs. Donnie Humphrey, Arizona, and Mrs. Susie Gideon, of Black Hills.

J. P. Gillen was a brother of J. J. Gillen of Blooming Grove.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 3, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost



J. J. Gillen, Crawford Gillen, Jack Gillen and Drew Gillen attended the funeral of J. P. Gillen at Black Hills Wednesday.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Apr 3, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Florence French
Dec 9, 1903 - Aug 20, 1977

Services are to be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Miss Florence French, 73, resident of Corsicana who died Saturday in a local nursing home. Officiating will be Rev. B. W. Johnson and burial will be in Raleigh Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include three brothers, Rodney French of Purdon, Rankin French and Cecil French, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Izora Putman of Purdon and Mrs.Hood Hubbard of Dawson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mary Melinda "Mollie" (Putman) French
Nov 2, 1870 - May 26, 1955

Friday Services For Mrs. French

Mrs. Mary Melinda French, 84, died at the home of her son, Joe P. French at Purdon early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Assembly of God chruch near Purdon Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Raleigh Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. H. Dockray, pastor.
A native of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. French had resided in Navarro county for a number of years.
Surviving are two sons, Joe P. and Floy French, both of Purdon; three daughters, Mrs. Ollie Ellis, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Mabel Smtih, Trinidad, and Mrs. Wincie Howell, Corsicana; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. E. P. French, Corsicana; for sisters, Mrs. Jane Spence, Temple, Okla.; Mrs. Mattie Nutt, Frost; Mrs. Rachael Sykes, Dawson, and Mrs. Effie Slater, Frost; 23 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Frederick Charles Vickery
July 23, 1909 - Jan 17, 1974

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for F. C. Vickery, 64, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at his residence.

Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his widow, two daughters, a son, a grandchild, two sisters, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers include Don Wyatt, Joe Hambrick, John Slate, Jerry Laznovsky, Norvel Lindale, and Berlin Compton.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Northside Baptist Church's businessmen's Bible class.

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Theron Earl Bigham
July 20, 1900 - Mar 26, 1970

Bigham Rites Set Saturday

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Theron Earl Bigham, 69, Winkler, who died Thursday. The Rev. Charles Prewitt will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Bennie Pillans, Johnnie Massey, Harold Massey, Preston Bonner, Bud Minze and Roddy Ferguson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Bob Turner, Brice Bonner, Murl Anderson, Curtis Hagler, Clyde Walker, Ike Walker, Roy Thompson, Leo Palmer, Robert Pillans, J. H. McGilvary, O. B. Knoles and H. L. Rash.

Bigham, a farmer-rancher, was Worshipful Master of Winkler Masonic Lodge No. 826, a member of the Scottish Rite Consistory and Karem Temple Shrine of Waco.

Surviving are his wife of Winkler; two brothers, Billy W. Bigham and Sam Bigham, both of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Vivian Stuart and Mrs. Lillian Brandon of Dallas, Mrs. Carrie Lee Harris of Mineral Wells and Mrs. Bessie Lou Anderson of Winkler; and aunt, Mrs. Carrie Ingram of Kerens; three nephews and one great-nephew.

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Everett Samuel Gentsch
June 1, 1894 - Dec 25, 1979

Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home for Everett Gentsch, 85, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, and burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include a brother, Roy Gentsch, of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. B. L. Goodin, of Wortham; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Bill Hanna, Alton Justiss, Jessie Praytor, and Royce Owens.

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William Alexander "Bill" Key
Apr 18, 1908 - Dec 26, 1979

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for William A. (Bill) Key, 71, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday morning at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Dave Alexander will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a retired purchasing agent for Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his wife, Charlotte A. Key, of Corsicana; a son, Q. (Billy) Tubb, of Scotsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren; three brothers Woodrow Key, of Mt. Calm, James Key, of Hubbard and Rudy Key, of Waco; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Hawkins, of Silsbee, Mrs. Annie Crosby, of Silsbee, Mrs. Sallie Skains of Waco, and Ms. Lillie Jean Rejcek of Burleson.

Masons will be pallbearers and will be in charge of graveside services.

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Florence (Franks) Wolens
June 21, 1900 - May 23, 1979

Mrs. Wolens

Services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Max Wolens, 78, resident of 616 Mills Place, Corsicana, who died Wednesday night, at Baylor Hospital.

She was the former Florence Franks.

She was born in 1900 in Springfield, Ill. the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Franks. She was a resident of Corsicana over 50 years.

Rabbi Ernest Joseph and Canter Sol Sanders was to officiate, with burial following at Agudas Achiem Cemetery.

She is the wife of the son of the founder of K. Wolens Department stores in Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana, two sons, Jay Wolens and J. B. (Jerry) Wolens, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Jerald (Charlotte) Schuman of Tulsa, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Peter Hartholz of Denison; and 10 grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Morris Evans, Jimmy Franks, Raymond Goldman, Harrold Kallenberg, Leo Laufer, Dr. Bernard Rosen, Jerone Wolens, and Dr. Milton Yellen.

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Eugene Schwartzberg
Aug 15, 1885 - Nov 30, 1937

LOCAL MERCHANT DIED TUESDAY MORNING

Eugene Schwartzberg, aged 52, retired merchant of Blooming Grove, died at the Navarro Clinic, Corsicana, Tuesday morning, at 1:30 o'clock.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in the Hebrew Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Harry Shapiro of Agudas Achim synagogue.

Mr. Schwartzberg formerly resided in Houston and had lived in Blooming Grove the past year.

Surviving are three brothers, H. E. Schwartzberg, Palestine; Sidney Schwartzberg, Marshall, and Max Schwartzberg, Detroit, Mich. Two sisters, Mrs. M. E. Elkins, Houston, and Mrs. S. Friedman, New York, and a brother-in-law, M. Elkins, of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Dec 3, 1927
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o J. P. Schwartzberg & Sarah Schwartzberg

Albert Roy "Blackie" Greer
Aug 2, 1889 - Aug 7, 1960

Hold Services For A. R. Greer

Final rites for A. R. (Blackie) Greer, 72, were held Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Paul W. Wiseman, Eleventh Avenue Methodist pastor, conducting. Interment was in the Eureka cemetery.

A native of Freestone county, Greer formerly was a hotel clerk. Death came Sunday morning in Memorial hospital.

Survivors, other than the widow of Corsicana, are two daughters, Mrs. Inez Fite, Grand Saline, and Mrs. Carolyn Conant, San Antonio; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Hodge, Mrs. Lola Mayo and Mrs. Blanche Hamilton, all of Eureka; a brother, Luther Greer, Galveston; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. H. Washburn, Paul Chandler, Charlie Lane, Jim Jones, Tim Grantham and R. W. Fowler.

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James Arlee Thompson
Jun 1, 1888 - Nov 23, 1936

Funeral of J. A. Thompson

Funeral services for James Arlee Thompson, aged 48 years, of Corsicana, veteran Magnolia refinery employee, who died Monday after a short illness with pneumonia, were held Tuesday at 2 o'clock from the Methodist Protestant church in Corsicana with burial in the Black Hills cemetery, conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers, of Tehuacana, and Rev. M. B. Howell, of Corsicana.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs D. F. Thompson, Corsicana; four brothers, Andrew Thompson, of Corbett; W. B. Thompson, Kerens; John Thompson, EMhouse, and W. H. Thompson, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Bacon, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Lovie McSwain, Denton; Miss Lollie Thompson, dallas, Mrs. J. D. Eckelman, Corsicana. He was a member of the Methodist Protestant church and an ex-service man.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 27, 1936
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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JAMES A. THOMPSON IS BURIED TUESDAY FROM M.P. CHURCH

Funeral services for James Arlee Thompson, aged 48 years, 1114 West Fourteenth avenue, veteran Magnolia refinery employee, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday at noon after a short illness with pneumonia, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church with burial in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers of Tehuacana, and Rev. M. B. Howell of Corsicana.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Thompson, Corsicana; four brothers, Andrew Thompson, Corbet; W. B. Thompson, Kerens; John Thompson, Emhouse; and W. H. Thompson, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Bacon, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Lovie McSwain, Denton; Miss Dollie Thompson, Dallas, and Mrs. J. D. Eckelman, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Thompson was a member of the Methodist Protestant church. He was an ex-service man.

Pallbearers were Tom Scoggins, N. F. Patterson, Carlton Jones, Ray Pinkston, Mr. Wallace and Mr. Miller.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

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VETERAN EMPLOYE OF MAGNOLIA DIED MONDAY AT NOON

JAMES ARLEE THOMPSON VICTIM OF PNEUMONIA AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

James Arlee Thompson, aged 48, 1114 W. Fourteenth Avenue, veteran Magnolia Refinery employee died about noon Monday in the P. and S. Hospital of pneumonia after a short illness. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Methodist Protestant Church, with interment in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. L. W. Shivers of Tehuacana and Rev. M. B. Howell of Corsicana.

The deceased is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Thompson, of Corsicana; four brothers, Andrew Thompson, Corbet, W. B. Thompson, Kerens, John Thompson, Emhouse, and W. H. Thompson, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Ida Bacon, of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Lovie McSwain, Denton, Miss Dollie Thompson of Dallas, Mrs. Eckleman of Corsicana and other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ronnie Lee Young
Jul 13, 1951 - May 18, 1999

Ronnie Young

Ronnie Young, 47, of Addison and formerly of Frost, passed away Tuesday, May 18, 1999 at his residence,

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Frost Methodist Church, with Nancy Schusler officiating. Interment will follow at Frost Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Joe Brooks, Kenneth Logan, John Dunagan, Joel Graham, Richard Chandler, and Ralph West.

Mr. Young was born July 13, 1951 in Corsicana.

Mr. Young is survived by his mother, Pearl Young of Frost; sisters Nancy Mitchell of Frost and Mary Young of Rockwall; and nephew, Dustin Lindop of Rockwall.

Memorials may be made to Frost United Methodist Church.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Charlene Ann (Kowal) Shaffer-Beacom
May 16, 1939 - May 19, 1999

Charlene Ann Beacom

Charlene Ann Beacom, 60, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, May 19, 1999 at her residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove, with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be sons-in-law, Curtis Hajek and David Maiers; nephew, Michael Beacom; and great nephews, Mike Beacom, John Beacom and James Beacom.

Mrs. Beacom was born May 16, 1939 in Minneapolis, Minn.

Mrs. Beacom is survived by her husband, John Beacom of Blooming Grove; son, Jack W. Beacom of Chaska, Minn.; daughters, Shelli Lukey of Houston, Kelli Maiers of Anoka, Minn, and Teresa Hajek of Buda; eight grandchildren; brothers, Walter Kowal of Las Vegas, Nev. and Terry Kowal of Mound, Minn.; and sisters, Janell Niemila of Outing, Minn.; and mother, Edna Kowal of Mound, Minn.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

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Harold Claude Bell
Apr 28, 1916 - Nov 23, 1994

Harold Claude Bell

Harold Claude Bell, 78, of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 23, 1994, at his residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with Marvin Moore officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Roy McCleary, Mikil Newell, Mitch Newell, Randy Bell, Reagan Bell and Thomas Sheppard.

He was born April 28, 1916, in Irene, Texas. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Blooming Grove.

He is survived by his wife, Johnnie Bell; two sons, Bobby Dan Bell and Billy Ray Bell; one sister, Gladys Sheppard; five grandchildren, Dana Lee Stubbs, Cody Ray Bell, Sherri Lavern Wilkinson, Christopher Eric Bell and Courtney Elisha Bell; and four great-grandchildren, Megan P. Wilkinson, Zachary Scott Wilkinson, Christian A. Bell and Sydney Rain Bell.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Raymond Bell.

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Clara Ollie (Futch) Neal-Bonner
Jul 21, 1901 - Mar 18, 1992

Clara Bonner

Clara (Neal) Bonner, 90, of Corsicana, died March 18, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Jim Anderson and Stewart Farrell officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wesley D. Neal, in 1947; and two sons, Joel Dean Neal in 1961 and Wesley Neal, Jr. in 1963.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Franklin D. and Nelda Neal of Corsicana; three daughters, Dorothy Golden of Pasadena, Ruth Phillips of Needville, and Frances and Herbert Walker of Donie; two daughters-in-law, Etola Neal and Carolyn French, both of Corsicana; one brother, Fred Foutch of Forreston; one sister, Esther Idelle Whitley of Ennis; 17 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and 19 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be James Neal, Lester Neal, Danny Neal, Jimmy Walker, Roger Phillips and Hershel Boyd.

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William Harold Blue
Aug 2, 1909 - May 8, 1992

William Harold Blue

William Harold Blue, 82, of Grand Prairie, died May 9, 1992 at a Grand Prairie Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the St. Andrews Episcopal Church in Grand Prairie. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

He was a former resident of Blooming Grove and a retired civil engineer for the city of Dallas. He also served in the U. S. Marine Corps during World War II.

Survivors include his wife Ruth Blue and one god son, Clifford Arnett of Lewisville.

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Brianna Lynn Bass
Jan 8, 1988 - Jan 10, 1988

Brianna Lynn Bass

Brianna Lynn Bass, of Waco, died Sunday at Scott and White Hospital in Temple.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in Rosehill Cemetery, with the Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She is survived by her parents, Kenny and Belinda Bass, of Waco; three brothers, Brian Bass, Keith Dorris and Shannon Dorris, all of Waco; paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Alice Bass of Corsicana; maternal grandfather, John Barnes, of Sand Springs, Okla.; and great-grandmother, Fern Grounds, of Blooming Grove.

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Brian Kenyon Bass
Jan 8, 1988 - Feb 19, 1988

Brian Kenyon Bass

Brian Kenyon Bass, six weeks old, died Feb. 19, 1988 at Wilford Hall Hospital in San Antonio.

Graveside service is 4 p.m. Sunday at the Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Griffin-Rouhton Funeral Home of Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

He was preceded in death by a twin sister, Brianna Lynn Bass, Jan. 10, 1988.

He is survived by his parents, Kenny and Belinda Bass of Waco; a brother, Keith Bass of Waco; a sister Shannon Bass of Waco; grandparents, John Barnes of San Springs, Okla., Inez Hunter of Tulsa, Okla. and Kenneth and Alice Bass of Corsicana; great-grandmother, Ira Newman of Tulsa Okla. and Mrs. Fern Grounds of Blooming Grove.

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Gladys Evelyn (Fulton) Brazier-Beckham
Jun 14, 1927 - Mar 2, 1987

Gladys Beckham

Gladys Beckham, 59, Waxahachie, died Monday at Baylor Medical Center in Waxahachie.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Revs. Mike Ramsdell and T. L. Smothermon. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

She was a former Blooming Grove resident.

Survivors include four sons, Robert Beckham of Blooming Grove, Marvin Bruce Beckham of Frost, Melvin Beckham and James Keith Fulton, both of Waxahachie; a daughter, Mary Evelyn Wallace; a brother Edward Fulton of Houston; five sisters, Billie Minze of Frost, Margie Beets of Lancaster, Carolyn Langley of Italy, Edith Hall and Lavern Branam, both of Corsicana; and 12 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Randy Milne, Rusty Milne, Tim Barlow, Kenny Grace, Gene Grace and W. A. Poe, Jr.

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Beulah (Griffis) Sewell
Mar 26, 1898 - Mar 2, 1987

Beulah Sewell

Former Blooming Grove resident Beulah Griffis Sewell, 88 of Caldwell, died Monday at Burleson County Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rosehill Cemetery with the Rev. Neal Rodgers officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She had lived in Blooming Grove 58 years and was preceded in death by her husband, T. M. Sewell, in 1979.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas Sewell Jr. of Houston and Dr. Bill Ray Sewell of Ponce, Puerto Rico; a daughter, Mollie D. Smith of Caldwell; two brothers, Tom Griffis of Italy and Robert Griffis of Waco; a sister, Ola Walston of Denton; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Jacob O’Dell
Apr 27, 1839 - Apr 6, 1911

Was Buried Today.
The remains of the late Jacob O’Dell were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock, a large number of friends following the body to the grave. Rev. O. L. Hailey officiated, and B. K. Duncan, R. B. Grissett, J. H. Lindsey, C. Byrd, Joe J. Wilson and H. G. Damon acting as pallbearers.

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John Haze Cox
Jan. 17, 1910 - May 1, 1997

John Haze Cox

John Haze Cox, 87, of Corsicana died May 1 in Dallas.

Services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Corley Chapel with Rev. Fred Stevenson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Roger Ballinger, Russell Ballinger, Mitchie Ballinger, Wayne Cox, Joe Cornell and David Pack.

Mr. Cox was born January 17, 1910 in West Station. He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Mr. Cox is survived by his wife of 64 years, Mrs. Winnie Cox of Corsicana; son Emil “Jackie” Janskey Jr. of Goldston; brother, Elbert Cox of Waco; sister, Dovie Edwards of Waco; sister, Viola Smith of Waco; granddaughter, Jackie Lynn of North Carolina; beloved friend, Jodene Jamison Tackett of Kerens; numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Will Cox, mother Mary Trammel Cox and several brothers and sisters.

Arrangements made by Corley Funeral Home.

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Cecil Franklin Overby, Jr.
Oct 4, 1925 - Jun 6, 1998

Cecil F. Overby

Cecil F. Overby, 72, of Malakoff, passed away Monday, June 29, 1998, in Tyler.

Graveside services are 2 p.m. today at Oakwood cemetery, with Bro Bill Honea officiating.

Mr. Overby was born in Corsicana on Oct. 4, 1925.

Mr. Overby is survived by his wife, Marcelle Overby of Malakoff; daughters, Margaret Merrell of Lampasas and Cecelia Lemons of Benton City, Wash.; five grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Clyde Bickerstaff of Austin; and sister, Allebelle Marr of Dallas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alma E. (Godfrey) Derden
Oct 22, 1898 - Apr 28, 1997

Alma Derden
Alma Derden, 98, died April 28 in Mesquite.

Graveside services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating.

Mrs. Derden was born October 22, 1898 in Madisonville. She was a longtime Corsicana resident. She had been ill for a short time.

Mrs. Derden is survived by her daughter, Alma Jean Dunn of Rockwall; granddaughter, Barbara Ruhl of Richardson; granddaughter, Catherine Williams of Garland; grandson, Ross Dunn of Garland; great-grandchildren; Derek Ruhl of Richardson, Brittany Williams and Alexandra Williams of Garland.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ada O. (Womack) Watson
Jan 6, 1874 - May 15, 1966

Hold Services for Mrs. Watson
Funeral services for Mrs. A. T. Watson, 92, who died Sunday night, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Davis, pastor of the Barry Baptist church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Watson was a native of Barry and the widow of the late Albert T. Watson of Barry and Corsicana.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Eda Buie, Corsicana, Mrs. Bertie Pool, Cisco, and Mrs. Bessie Fields, Arlington; a grandson, Richard Kelley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bud Robinson, Buford Dyer, Lowell Reed, Ernest Watson, Bill McGraw, Elvin Reed, Roy Massengale and Glen Bell.

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Richard Stokes Walker
Oct 23, 1895 - Jul 28, 1920

FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Burial Took Place in Oakwood cemetery at 5:30 This Afternoon

Funeral services for Richard Stokes Walker, age 24 years, were held at the residence of his mother, Mrs. M. E. Walker, 801 South Fifteenth street at 5:30 o’clock this afternoon. Rev. Cullom H. Booth had charge of the service.

Stokes Walker was instantly killed yesterday afternoon at the Corsicana Brick Yard, one mile south of the city, when he came in contact with a live wire. He was working for R. C. Richardson, foreman of the boiler workers of the Magnolia refinery, in raising a smoke stack at the brick yard at the time of the occurrence. While on the boiler house roof, his forehead came in contact with the live wire and death resulted immediately.

The deceased is survived by his father, P. W. Walker of Waco, his mother, Mrs. M. E. Walker of this city, two brothers, Paul Byrd Walker of Corsicana and Fred Walker of Burkburnett, two sisters, Miss Martha Walker of Corsicana, and Mrs. Vernon Breedlove of Colorado, and a half brother, J. W. Beeman of Cook’s Schoolhouse.

The active pallbearers were Prince McClellan, Kerr McClellan, Wright Hedrick, M. A. Powell, Robert Doolen and Clyde Richards.

Honorary Pallbearers: W. H. Hastings, R. C. Richardson, J. A. Jarrell, J. S. Fischer, Harry Miller, Dr. I. N. Suttle, J. E. Martin, and W. L. Sechrist.

Many beautiful floral offerings at the grave were evidences of the high regard in which the friends of Stokes Walker hold his memory. Interment was in Oakwood.

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Mary Fanilie (Mash) Gallian
Sep 1, 1925 - Sep 21, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING MRS. MARY GALLIAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Mash Gallian, age 18 years, bride of a Detroit army offices, were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Gallian was found murdered in the basement of the home of her mother-in-law, Mrs. Violet Richards, in Detroit Tuesday morning. Detroit officers report that Emyrs Richards, husband of Mrs. Richards had admitted choking and stabbing the young bride.

Survivors are her husband, Washington, D. C.; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Lee Mash, Corsicana; a sister, Dorothy Mash, Corsicana; two brothers, Jimmy Louis and Virgil Mash, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Johnnie T. Erwin
Oct 23, 1862 - Dec 31, 1939

Pioneer Citizen Passes Away

J. T. Irwin [sic], more familiarly known as Johnny Erwin, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 31, 1939. He had been in feeble health for several years and had been confined to his bed about two months. When he heard early in November of the death of his good and faithful friend, Dr. Kelsey, he went to bed sorely grieved and never got up again.

Johnny Erwin was born in Tennessee; came to Texas in 1879. He was considered one of the few old citizens of this community. I mean citizens who were here ten years before the branch line of the Cotton belt railroad came through. He is sjst about the last one to answere the call, "Come Home." He was an old bachelor; some 29 years ago moved in to make his home with E. L. Carroll and family; they moved to the farm in 1914. Our older citizens recall an incident in Johnny's life that made a lasting impression. In 1913, thier last year in town, Mr.
Erwin went over in the Hartzell pasture nearby for the milch cow. A jersey bull made fight, got Mr. Erwin down and Mr. Erwin's life was saved by rolling some twenty steps to and under wire fence.

These years with the Carroll's were delightful years. In the home he was as a twin brother. He never wanted for anything that goes to make life sweet but that he got it - home comforts, home recognition, and all the things that go to make home life what one likes for home to be, this with Ed Carroll and family. Johnny was never left out. Johnny was a favorite with everybody. He possessed an even temper, a steady poise, judgment unbiased. In the zenith of his life no man had clearer thinking qualities, and it was then that he made of himself a useful citizen in wise counsel for those in the mists and unable to see their way.

Mr. Erwin was modest and if you found out what he was doing worthwhile for mankind you would have find it out through other parties. Far from ostentation, his gentle life being almost as the flower of the field or the valley - to blossom in gorgeous beauty and pass away without pomp or gesture to the noisy gallery. He was dependable and truthful, clean in his thinking, clean of speech, chivalrous and true to the old southern type. We all loved him for:
"His life was gentle, and the elements
So mixed in him, that Nature might stand up And say to all the world, "This was a man."
Knowing him as I did, I am
sure he would not mind having
it said of him the story described
by Michigan's Philosopher - poet,
Edgar A Guest, when he says:
"But I would like to have my story told
By smiling friends wit whom I've shared the way, Who, thinking of me, nod their heads and say, His heart was warm when other hearts were cold."
And let us conclude with the sublime lines:
"Somewhere the sun is shining,
Somewhere the angels wait.
Somewhere the clouds are drifted
Close to an open gate."
His remains rest in Rose Hill Cemetery.

R. W. George

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, January 5, 1940
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Cleo Loyd Johnson
Sep 6, 1911 - Jul 2, 1962

C. L. Johnson Dies Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, July 2 (Spl.)—Cleo Loyd Johnson, 50, retired, veteran, died Monday morning in the Veterans Hospital at Temple after an extended illness.

Native of Emhouse, he resided at Powell and Blooming Grove prior to moving to Waco 11 years ago.

He was a Methodist and a veteran of World War II.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Monday pending arrival of relatives but burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Surviving are a daughter, Marilyn Johnson, Fort Worth; mother, Mrs. Nannie Johnson, Blooming Grove; two brothers, R. O. Johnson, Trinidad, and L. L. Johnson, Corsicana and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 2, 1962
  • h/o Mary Wynell (Turner) Johnson-Niswanger buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas s/o James Thomas “Jim” Johnson and Nancy Jo “Nannie” (Butler) Johnson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Thomas “Jim” Johnson
Apr. 24, 1885 - Apr. 24, 1949

J. T. Johnson Of Eureka Dies On 64th Birthday

J. T. Johnson, Eureka farmer, died Sunday, his sixty-fourth birthday, following an illness of several months. He was a native of the Emhouse community.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard; Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist minister of Eureka, and Rev. Bailey, Presbyterian minister of Eureka.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; three sons, L. L. Johnson, Corsicana; R. O. Johnson, Eureka, and C. L. Johnson, Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Gullatt, Mildred; 14 grandchildren; five brothers, Will and Charles Johnson, both of Emhouse; Walter Johnson, Corsicana; Robert Johnson, Dallas, and Hugh Johnson, Houston; and a sister, Mrs. C. B. Turner, Emhouse, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 25, 1949
  • h/o Nancy Jo “Nannie” Johnson married Dec. 24, 1905 in Navarro county, Texas s/o Robert Alexander Johnson and Minnie (Meredith) Johnson buried at Grange Hall Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Roscoe Hawkins King
Oct 20, 1933 - Jan 19, 1984

Roscoe H. King

Roscoe H. King, 50, of Corsicana died Thursday in Alamorgorda, N. M.

Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating.

He was a truck driver for Tom’s Foods in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy King of Corsicana; a son Kevin King of Corsicana; two brothers, Jack King of Sacremento, Calif., and George King of Caney, Kan.; four sisters, Mrs. Martin Mugley and Ruth Steinchcomb, both of Winslow, Ark., Billie Tieman and Mary Harris, both of Goodrich.

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Oscar Mearron Barnes
Dec. 19, 1866 – Nov 25, 1937

AGED FROST MAN DIED ON THURSDAY; MASONS IN CHARGE
FROST, Nov. 27.—O. M. Barnes aged 71 years, died at his home here Thursday morning. He had been in ill health for several years. A heart attack was attributed as the cause of death.
Interment was made in the Brushy Prairie cemetery with the local Masonic Lodge in charge of the rites at the grave.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jim Couch and Mrs. Roy Vest, both of Frost and 12 grandchildren.

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Billie James Coffee
Jan 5, 1935 - Feb 17, 1935

Frost Baby Died
In Local Hospital
On Sunday Morning
Billie James Coffee, aged one month and 11 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Coffee of the Frost community, died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 9:45 o'clock and the funeral was held at Frost Monday.
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of funeral arrangements here.

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James Pinkney Cagle
Aug. 16, 1838 Sep. 29, 1920


BLOOMING GROVE NEWS

(The Blooming Grove Rustler.)
Died
J. P. Cagle. aged 83, passed away and the remains were laid to rest in Dresden cemetery
{notes}. Deceased was an old settler, having been in this community for a number of years, and had made Blooming drove his home for some time. He had been twice married, was a good man and highly esteemed by all who knew him. The funeral was largely attended which was a tribute his friends bestowed upon a life and example worth emulating.

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In Memory.
On September 2, 1920, J. P. Cagle was called to his reward. He had been in bad health for some time and was confined to his bed about two months before he died and, oh how he suffered. He prayed to die and said he was willing and ready to die. He was laid to rest in the Brushy Prairie cemetery September 30. He was a member of the Christian Church and had been for years, and leaves behind him to mourn his loss a wife and eleven children; all the children are grown and married. He has four children gone on to the better world. It was so hard to give him up but such is life; he stayed a long time here on this earth; was 83 years old at his death. We know his troubles and trials are over and we should all try to meet him over on the other shore, for the Savior has said, I go to prepare a place for you; I will come again and receive you unto myself. We cannot understand why he was taken from us but the Heavenly Father knows what is best for us and we should strive the more to live closer to him, for if we do our part God will do His for we all know life is uncertain and death is sure; we all must not weep more than we can help, but trust in God and He will help us our burdens to bear.

We have lost our darling father,
He has bid us adieu;
He has gone to live in heaven,
And his form is lost to view,
Oh that dear one, how we love him,
Oh how hard to give him up;
But an angel came down for him
And removed him from our flock,
Call not back the dear departed ones,
Anchored safe where storms are o’er;
On the borderland we left him,
Soon to meet and part no more.

He was an old Confederate soldier and went through the Civil War from the beginning till the ending of the war; had lived in Navarro county about 37 years; was living in Blooming Grove at the time of his death, and had many friends in and around Blooming Grove and Dresden.

Written by One Who Loved Him.

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Ellen Thomas Bailey
Jul 18, 1897 - Oct 1915

The Death Angel visited our
community Friday night.

Miss Ellen Bailey, aged 17 or 18 years, died of typhoid fever about one mile east of Emmett. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Bailey. She was buried at the Brushy Prairie cemetery at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. There was a large crowd out to pay their last respects to one that they loved. Miss Ellen was a nice, well behaved young lady and we all sympathize with the loved ones that are left to mourn.

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Martha Jane (Brown) Sanama-Ferguson-Beamon
Jun. 26, 1905 - Feb. 1, 1971

Beamon Rites
Funeral services were Thursday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Martha J. Beamon, 65, at the Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery, Corley Funeral Home conducted.

Surviving are her husband, a step-daughter, four step-sons, 14 grandchildren, one sister, three brothers and several nieces and nphews.

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Beamon Rites
Mrs. Martha J. Beamon, 65, died Monday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. Nephews will be pallbearers.

She is survived by her husband Jessie Blair Beamon; four sons, Jessie Lee and Blair Junior Beamon, both of Corsicana; Albert Beamon, Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. Annie Dois Thomas, Carrollton; 14 grandchildren; three brothers, Gus Brown of Georgia, Eural Brown of Purdon and Elmer Brown, address unknown; one sister, Mrs. Mary Gibson, Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb. 2, 1971
  • twin sister of Mary A. (Brown) Hodges-Gibson
  • 1st husband Roland Sanama 2nd husband Jack Ferguson 3rd husband Jessie Blair Beamon d/o Jerry Myer Brown and Anna Liza “Annie” (Brooks) Brown
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary A. (Brown) Hodges-Gibson
Jun 26, 1905 - Dec 19, 1977

Mrs. Gibson
Services were this morning at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Gibson, 73, who died Monday night.

Maxie Boren was to officiate with burial in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Notes:



Mrs. Gibson
Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Mary A. Gibson, 72, resident of Corsicana, who died last night at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Jerry Lee Hodges of Midlothian; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two brothers Gus Brown of Lafette, Ga., and Eural Brown of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 20, 1977
  • twin sister to Martha Jane (Brown) Beamon
  • 1st husband Jessie Lee Hodge 2nd Henry Gibson d/o Jerry Myer Brown and Anna Liza “Annie” (Brooks) Brown
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Brooks “Billy” Dutton
Sep 5, 1921 - Sep 13, 1991

Billy Dutton

Billy Dutton, 70, of Kerens, died Sept. 13, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Dennis Woods and Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a member of Kerens Missionary Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver.

Survivors include his mother, Hester Dutton of Kerens; one sister, Ruth Quinn of Kerens; two nephews, Gayle Quinn of Kerens and Larry Quinn of Longview; one great-niece; three great-nephews; and two great-great-nieces.

Pallbearers will be Bob McNeeley, Billy Davis, Charles Paul, Charles McCowan, Donald Wayne Brown and Shannon Trent.

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Burton Stewart Sneed, Jr.
Nov 27, 1925 - Mar 18 1995

Burton Stewart Sneed, Jr., 69, of Kerens, died March 18, 1995, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Samuel Washington and Rev. Doug Axtell officiating. Burial will follow in Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sheriff Les Cotton, Chief Don Barron, Capt. Jimmie Spencer, Lt. Tommy Spivey, Dep. Morris Steward and Dep. Johnny Lake.

Honorary pallbearers will be Percy Borbin, Maceo Yarbough, Charles Barton, Homer Barton, Floyd Barton, A. G. Barton, J. B. Oaks, Robert Barton, Bob Hendrix, McKinley Martin, Angus Greenwood, Marvin Lewis and Dick Thomas.

Mr. Sneed was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Cuney, Texas. He attended Cuney ISD. He received his Bachelor and Master of Science and Master of Administration from Prairie View A.M. He was a veteran of Korean War and received the United Nations Service Award, Korean Service Metal and two Bronze Stars. He received the K. Wolens Distinguished Service award and the Kerens Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year Award.

He was a past member of the Kerens Chamber of Commerce, Kerens Housing Authority Commission, Navarro Regional Hospital Board, Board of Texa Teachers Credit Union, Advisory Board of Cedar Creek Bank, Kerens Kiwanis Club, Kerens Volunteer Fire Department and was an associate member of the Navarro County Sheriffs Reserve. He was a deacon of the New Hope Baptist Church in Kerens.

He is survived by his wife, LaVerne Sneed of Kerens; his daughter, Pam Porter of Abilene; his granddaughter, Lauren Porter of Abilene; his grandson, Ryan Porter of Abilene; and three sisters, Bernice Greenwood of Dallas, Benna Lewis of Austin and Gladys Thomas of Jacksonville.

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Eula Gay (Shaw) Melton-Bowman
Jun 3, 1918 - Aug 14, 1985

Gay Bowman

TYLER—Gay Melton Bowman, 67, of Tyler, died Wednesday morning in Tyler Hospital.

Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday in the Kerens Cemetery under the direction of Lloyd and James Funeral Home in Tyler. M. F. Gardner will be officiating.

She was a native of Kerens and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Madelynn Shaver of Tyler, Beverly Melton of Corsicana, and Mrs. Joe Rust of San Antonio; a son Bill Melton of Tyler; five sisters, Mrs. Joe Richardson and Mrs. Bill Kemp, both of Kerens, Mrs. Marshall Smotherman of Navarro Mills, Mrs. C. E. Hoover of Athens and Mrs. Tom Pascal of Corsicana; two brothers, Lynn B. Shaw of Austin and B. F. Shaw of San Angelo; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Scott Shaver, Charles Shaver, Gary Sulser, Larry Roquemore, Don Johnson, Robert Hoover, Buddy Hoover, Dalton Anderson and Dale Roquemore.

The family requests that memorials be made to the Volunteer Services of the University of Texas Health Center of Tyler.

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Ronald Tekell “Ron” Stearns
Sep 24, 1941 - May 19, 1992

Ronald Tekell Stearns

Ronald Tekell Stearns, 50, of Fort Worth, died May 19, 1992, in Fort Worth.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Kerens City Cemetery, with the Rev. Johnny McCord officiating. Services are under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

Survivors include his mother, Mildred Tekell Coffman of Dallas; his grandmother, Lola Tekell of Kerens; two uncles, Billie Bob Tekell of Kerens and Vernon Tekell of Lafayette, La.; three half-brothers, Rickey Byrd, David Byrd and Michael Byrd, all of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Nelson Dean Ward
Feb 12, 1935 - Sep 2, 2012

Nelson Dean (Pops) Ward, resident of Purdon, passed away on Sunday morning, September 2, 2012 in Corsicana at the age of 77. He was born in Corsicana on February 12, 1935 to Sammie C. Ward and Nancy Eva Lou Brown Ward. He married Margie Imogene Whatley on March 1, 1956 in Corsicana and retired from construction as a carpenter.

He was preceded in death by his wife Margie Imogene Ward and a son Roger Ward. Survivors include his children Harold Ward and wife Cindy of Purdon, David Ward and wife Teresa of Rockwall and Gale Payne and husband Richard of Purdon. Sisters; Vera Louise Ivie, Hazel Ivie, and Alma Keele all of Pudon. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and a lonftime companion Rosco the dog.

Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with the family. Graveside service will be Wednesday morning, September 5, 2012 at 10am at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery with Leonard Ward officiating. Pallbearers will be Cody Golden, Frank Yvonn, David Grimm, Michael Grimm, Jason Lynn, and Sammie Ward.

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Martha (Cambell) Russell
Dec 12, 1927 - Sep 4, 2012

Russell, Martha Cambell Martha Campbell Russell passed from this life on September 4, 2012. Born December 12, 1927, to Thomas Mitchell Campbell and Etta Wallace Owens of Blooming Grove, Texas, Martha settled with her husband Tommy in Grand Prairie in 1949. There they raised three daughters, while Martha worked as a legal secretary in Grand Prairie and Dallas. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; her five siblings; and her husband, Thomas Russell. She is survived by her daughters, Gail Pack of McKinney; Susan Smith of Grand Prairie; and Elaine Oppenheimer of Krum; three grandchildren, Robert Smith and his wife Lisa, Keri Pack and Michael Herring; two great-grandchildren, Hunter Smith and Paige Green, as well as many nieces and nephews. She will always be remembered for her generosity and for giving feisty, tart-tongued women a good name. Visitation for family and friend will be at Bean Massey Burge, 733 Dalworth Street, on Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be private.

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Ronald Lee Thomas
Apr 20, 1966 - Apr 4, 1998

Ronald Lee Thomas

Ronald Lee Thomas, 31, of Dallas, went to b3e with the Lord on April 4, 1998.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Eastgate Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Ralph McCune officiating. Interment followed at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Steve Powell, George Gilliam, Williard Cox, Todd Polk, Joel Gipson and Brett Pulaski.

Mr. Thomas is survived by his father, Howard Thomas; mother and step-father, Joan and Jim Gipson; brother and sister-in-law, Rodney and Tonya Thomas; sister and brother-in-law, Jana and Brett Pulaski; grandmother, Goldie Reading; grandparents, J. T. and Jean Magness; and niece, Kaylee Pulaski.

The family requests tat memorials be made to VNA Hospice, 1440 W. Mockingbird Lane, Suite 500, Dallas, 75247.

Arrangements by Eastgate Funeral Home, I-635 and Northwest Hwy., Dallas.

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Louis Clayton Cartlidge
Oct 24, 1924 - Jul 1, 1998

Louis Clayton Cartlidge

Louis Clayton Cartlidge, 73, of Trinidad, passed away Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Southwood Nursing Home in Kerens.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Winston Johnston, Sonny Bancroft, Tim Crawford, Kenneth Lewis, Bill Kent and Will Kent.

Mr. Cartlidge was born in Navarro County on Oct. 24, 1924. He was a farmer and rancher. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Mr. Cartlidge is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Debra and Joe Roberts of Kerens, Cinda and Darrell Hoover of Florida; and two grandchildren, Colton Roberts and Christina Hoover.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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William Edward Sullivan
Jan 10, 1887 - Jun 17, 1946

WILLIAM E. SULLIVAN DIES MONDAY; RITES PLANNED TUESDAY

William E. Sullivan, aged 59, years, of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Monday morning at 9:46 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Missionary Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Price, Mexia; Mrs. Houston Renfro, Hillsboro; Mrs. Theodore Dycus, Houston; Mrs. Jim Middleton, Houston; Mrs. Owen Gober and Mrs. Irvan Pate both of Corsicana; Three sons, Clarence and Elmer D. Sullivan both of Corsicana; and Corp. Billy Edward Sullivan of Leghorn, Italy; mother Mrs. W. T. Owens, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. Rube Boyte, Corsicana and Mrs. Charley Cox, Fort Worth; two brothers, Oren Owens and John Owens, both of Fort Worth; 20 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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WILLIAM E. SULLIVAN FUNERAL RITES HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for William E. Sullivan, 59, who died Monday morning at the Navarro Clinic, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Price, Mexia; Mrs. Houston Renfro, Hillsboro; Mrs. Theodore Dycus and Mrs. Jim Middleton, both of Houston; Mrs. Owen Gober and Mrs. Irvan Pate, both of Corsicana; three sons, Clarence C. and Elmer D. Sullivan, both of Corsicana, and Cpl. Billy Edward Sullivan, Leghorn, Italy; mother, Mrs. W. T. Owens, Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. Rube Boyte, Corsicana and Mrs. Charley Cox, Fort Worth; two brothers, Oren Owens and John Owens, both of Fort Worth; 20 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Pallbearers were Clifton Russell, Melton Hare, Price Pate, A. W. Ray, Ernest Jones and Coy Clay

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Mary Lee (Byram) Yarbrough
Sep 19, 1903 - Jan 25, 1993

Mary Lee Yarbrough

Mary Lee Yarbrough, 89, of Angleton, Texas, died Jan. 25, 1993, in Angleton.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 19, 1903, in Texas. She was a retired cotton mill worker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd Yarbrough.

Survivors include one daughter, Willie Faye Deming of Angleton; one granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Maxine and Andy Red of LaPorte, Texas; four great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

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Harold Glen “Tubby” Henson
Jan 15, 1915 - Sep 01, 1981

H. G. (Tubby) Henson

H. G. (Tubby) Henson service is Thursday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Among the list of survivors is a sister, Mrs. Edna Flynn, of Killeen.

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Katie L. (UNKNOWN) Beale
Sep 26, 1894 - Sep 1, 1981

Service for Mrs. Katie L. Beale was today, 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Don Schultz officiating.

Burial was to be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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