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Oscar M. Woodruff
Oct 4, 1875 - Jul 29, 1943

Funeral Services Held At Barry For Oscar M. Woodruff

Funeral services for Oscar M. Woodruff, age 67 years, who died at his home in the Barry community Thursday night at 11:50 o'clock were held from the Baptist Church there Saturday afternoon at four o'clock with Rev. O'Brian, assisted by Revs. White and Baine, officiating.

Mr. Woodruff was a native of Georgia, but had resided in the Barry community for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, R. G. Woodruff, Dallas; Ray Woodruff, Oklahoma City; Murray, U. S. Army in Arizona; a daughter, Mrs. J. T. Garnett, Dallas; three grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were: R. E. McCarty, Sam Young, Henry Allison, John Walton, Dan Bell, and Glenn Bell.

Burial was made at Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, with the Barry Masonic Lodge in charge.

The McCormick Funeral Service had charge of arrangements.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Aug 6, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Wiley Pierce Lowrey
Mar 18, 1850 - Nov 4, 1943

DIED AT THE AGE OF 93 YEARS

W. P. Lowrey, a native of Georgia, but a long time resident of this section of Texas, died at the age of 93 years, at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. Fred D. Prince, Corsicana, Thursday, November 4.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Deanie Martin, Corsicana, Mrs. J. T. Terry, Kerens, two sons, Jack F. Lowrey, Sierra Madre, California; W. R. Lowrey, Corsicana; two brothers, Dr. E. B. Lowrey, Blooming Grove, and Dr. Will Lowrey, a sister Mrs. Georgia Mayne Brown, Lindale; a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, and other relatives.

The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church of Corsicana, conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the Masons in charge at the grave.

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  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, Nov 12, 1943
  • h/o Malinda Melvina (Glasgow) Lowrey - s/o John Washington Lowrey and Sarah (Fisher) Lowrey
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Robert Stell
Nov 23, 1868 - Mar 15, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBERT STELL WERE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Robert Stell, aged 75 years, who died here Wednesday, were held from the residence, 411 North Twelfth street, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

A resident of Corsicana for 37 years he had been closely identified with business, civic and church circles. He was vice president of Stroud-Dockum Wholesale Grocery Company at the time of his death and had retired in 1941 as sales representative of the firm. An elder in the Third Avenue Presbyterian church for years, he was one of the outstanding leaders of that church.

Stroud-Dockum was closed during the funeral hour.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, a niece, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

Corley's Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Evelyn (Zachary) Burkhead
July 18, 1928 - Oct 13, 2012

Evelyn Zachary Burkhead was born July 18, 1928, in Flower Mound, to parents Edgar Zachary and Eunice Martin Zachary. She was the second oldest of five children.

In 1953, she married James M. Burkhead Jr., a union lasting 41 years till his death in 1995. Her husband was an educator and Evelyn worked in retail. Evelyn passed away on Oct. 13, 2012, after a brief illness in Tallahassee, Fla.

She was a very kind and thoughtful woman who always loved a good garage sale. Evelyn was friendly and it seemed that she "never met a stranger."
She took great pride in her family.

Survivors include a sister, Ruby Neal; her two children Mack Burkhead III, M.D. and his wife Sandra Burkhead Gee, M.D., of Houston; daughter, Karen Burkhead Wickware of Springfield, Mo.; four grandchildren, R. Matthew Burkhead, Zachary Wickware, Kimberlyn Wickware and Deborah Michele Burkhead; and two great grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20th, 2012, at the Hodge section of the Old Chatfield Cemetery in Chatfield.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Chase Raysean Watkins
Oct 2, 2012 - Oct 2, 2012

Infant Chase Watkins, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Chase Raysean Watkins was born on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012. This precious child was allowed only a brief presence here on this earth. He was quickly joined to our Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father.

Our little angel brought us together in hope and love. A special place of rest and joy is allotted him in eternity. Chase will be a bright and shining star in our memory and in our hearts forever, and we shall see him again one glorious day!

Survivors include his parents, Tiffany Steptoe and Micah Watkins; brother and sister, Logan and Kami Watkins; grandparents, Bridgett Foreman and Quincy Steptoe, Melvin and Gail Watkins, Grady and Joann Pierson; great grandparents, Eva Simmons, June Ann Steptoe, Betty Swink and John and Joyce Watkins and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Graveside services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012, at Goodlow Cemetery in Kerens with Pastor Earnest Betts officiating.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Alva Wayne Marrs
Dec 17, 1936 - Oct 10, 2012

Alva Wayne Marrs, 75 of Corsicana, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 5:13 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 in Dallas. He was born Dec. 17, 1936 in Corsicana to Cuie and Nola Freeze Marrs. He was a blessing to all who knew him. Always had a smile on his face and a kind work to say.
He was a Korean War Veteran.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father, Nola and Cuie Marrs.

He is survived by his wife Paula Marrs, son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Cindy Marrs, daughter and son-in- law Lisa and Eric Pabon, and daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Jerry Keen. He is also survived by grandchildren Brandon Holt, Matthew Alliss, Josiah Alliss, Krystal Boone, Austin Dublin, Heather Pickett, Ashley Pickett and Amber Pickett; and great-grandchildren Brooke and Faith Madill, and Rylan Dublin. He also leaves behind four sisters, Lavane Ogden, Theda Kay Marrs, Geraldine Watson, Jodelle Marrs, and his brother and sister-in-law Dutch and Loudine Marrs, as well as numerous other extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 at House of Praise with Rev. Tommy Schane officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jerry Keen, Eric Pabon, John Richards, Austin Dublin.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mona Jo (Rash) Folmar
Sept 28, 1935 - Oct 17, 2012
 

Mona Jo Folmar, 77, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 after bravely battling cancer.

She was born to Luel and Blanche Rash on Sept. 28, 1935 in Eureka. She attended Mildred High School and married her high school sweetheart, Rexie Folmar on Oct. 2, 1953. They recently celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary and were still very much in love. Their marriage is a true testament of God’s design for marriage, commitment, and sacrificial love for one another. It was very, very rare to ever see one without the other!

Mona loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Mildred Baptist Church.
She lived a life wrapped in the love of Jesus. Her family cherishes the memories of her strength and faithfulness, which was rooted in Jesus’
faithful love for her.

She was active in her community and, along with Rex, could be seen every Tuesday and Saturday at the Corsicana Farmer’s Market over the past 26 years. Mona Jo worked for many years at Texas Miller and Haggar Slacks. She and Rex also enjoyed woodworking, crafts, and painting.

Mona Jo lived a full life and loved her family. She was known to all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren as “Granny.” She was so very proud of her family and could often be heard bragging on her three children and their families. Often times at the Farmer’s Market you could hear her say to her friends, “You know I gotta brag on my kids, so come sit down next to me.”

Her great strength and determination enabled her to remain here on earth with her family over the past few years as her health declined. She left this world peacefully to see the Lord face-to-face and begin her eternal life in Heaven.

Mona was preceded in death by both of her parents, Luel and Blanche Rash; and brother, Dale Rash.

Survivors include her husband, Rexie Folmar; sister, Jean Casey; brother and sister-in-law, Max and Robbie Rash; and sister-in-law, Louise Rash; son and daughter-in-law, Kenny and Ginny Folmar; daughter and son-in-law, Gene and Rhonda Gardner; son and daughter-in-law, Brent and Tracy Folmar; grandchildren, Laura and Stuart Smith, Bethany and Josh Martin, Emily and Nolan Nahidi, Lance and Michelle Gardner, Logan Gardner, Megan Folmar, Hunter Folmar, and Houston Folmar; great-grandchildren, Gabe, Ruby and Julia Gardner, Lily and Walker Smith, Brady and Allison Martin, Ella and Gracie Nahidi; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers are Lance Gardner, Logan Gardner, Hunter Folmar, Stuart Smith, Josh Martin and Nolan Nahidi. Honorary pallbearers include Gabe Gardner, Brady Martin and Walker Smith.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 1000 W. 2nd Ave, Corsicana, Texas.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Thettus "Nanny" Goodwin
abt 1922 - Oct 14, 2012

Thettus "Nanny" Goodwin, 90 of Waco and formerly of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 in St. Catherine Care Center in Waco. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at Paschal Funeral Home.  Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012 at Paschal Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Interment will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Guy Paul Blanchard
Sep 8, 1949 - Oct 17, 2012

Guy Paul Blanchard, age 63, of Streetman passed away on Thursday, Oct.
17, 2012 in Tyler, Texas. Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at the Corley Lakeside Chapel at 123 Main Street in Streetman.

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Willie Reese Tolliver, Sr.
abt 1943 - Oct 9, 2012

Willie Reese Tolliver, Sr., 69, of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Goodlow Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Kenneth Dervin Anderson
Apr 6, 1949 - Oct 5, 2012

Kenneth Dervin Anderson, 63, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012 in Corsicana.

He was born April 6, 1949, in Dallas to Lois Faye Anderson and Edgar Dervin Anderson. Kenneth went to school in Dallas and Corsicana and spent most of his life in Corsicana.

His passion was music, and he loved to play his guitar. His most beloved musicians were Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash. He also enjoyed watching sports. His favorite teams to cheer on were the Cowboys, Rangers and Mavericks.

Kenneth was an incredible friend to many. His kind, gentle nature awarded him the love and admiration of the community of Corsicana and countless friends and family. He was a special kind of person that loved, and was loved by everyone.

Kenneth was a father figure and protector to his beloved nieces Cindy Kirk, Wendi Kirk, Linda Kirk and Donna Terry.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edgar Dervin Anderson; and brother, Kevin Ray Anderson.

Survivors include his mother, Lois Faye Anderson; sisters, Linda Sue Anderson, Jewell Faye Anderson and Barbara Reynolds; brothers, Roy Bradley, Steve Bradley, Edgar Anderson, Elvis Anderson, Alvin Anderson, Dennis Anderson; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Kenneth will be laid to rest near his father and grandparents at Patterson Cemetery, County Road 1126 in Emhouse. There will be a graveside memorial service at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012, with Bro. Marc Smith of Landmark Baptist Church officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family is accepting donations to help with funeral costs.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana.

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Marilyn (Cotter) Anderson
Nov 28, 1928 - Oct 13, 2012

Marilyn Anderson, resident of Seminole, Texas, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 in Seminole at the age of 83.

She was born in West Roxbury, Maine on Nov. 28, 1928 to C.G. Cotter and Mary Phillips Cotter. Marilyn was a college graduate and worked as a dental hygienist, as well as being a mother and a teacher. She loved animals and there was never a dog she did not like. She loved Corsicana and her people.

Visitation with her family will be Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at New Chatfield Cemetery with Rufus Nutt officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ruby Lee Hawkins
abt 1933 - Oct 16, 2012

Ruby Lee Hawkins, 79, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at her residence. Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20,2012 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church with Pastor David E. Wilson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Luree Hall
abt 1952 - Oct 3, 2012

Luree Hall, 60, of Corsicana passed away at her home Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. Funeral service will be held at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 with Bishop k.d. Davis Sr. officiating. Burial to follow in Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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William Archer "Arch" McCarter
Nov 21, 1895 - Aug 22, 1922

HUSBAND KILLED; WIFE ARRESTED

SHOOTING TOOK PLACE AT EARLY HOUR THIS MORNING WIFE IS RELEASED ON BOND

Arch McCarter, age about 25 years, was shot and instantly killed at 8 o’clock this morning at his home on North Tenth street, just north of Interurban sub-station.
Mrs. Mable McCarter, his wife, was arrested shortly following the shooting by Sheriff Walter Hayes. She was brought to the county jail, together with her three children, where she was kept until 10:30 o’clock this morning, when she was given an examining trial before Justice of the Peace, Z. R. Christian and released on $1000 bond. The bond was signed by M. B. Swanson, a barother-in-law and C. H. McCarter, a brother of Arch McCarter.

Other citizens who signed the bond were as follows; J. L. Cox, Pat Collins, H. H. Swink, Richland; J. A. Bonner, Eureka, and Dr. J. J. Hamilton, Eureka.

Testifying in the preliminary hearing this morning as to the character of Mrs. Arch McCarter, mother of the deceased, said; “She was a good, faithful wife and a true one, Arch must have been crazy.”

Three boys, aged 7, 6, and 4 years accompanied, Mrs. McCarter to the jail and stayed by her side throughout the morning. After she was released from custody she and the children were taken away by relatives of the deceased man.

Mrs. McCarter took the stand in the Justice Court this morning and told the story of the tragedy, explaining all the circumstances which led up to it.

For two nights past, she testified, she has not been allowed to sleep at all but has been compelled to keep awake, with her husband at her side threatening to kill her. She stated that night before last she was made to lay on the bed while the man sat over her with a pistol. Last night, she said, he laid down on the bed himself with a loaded shotgun by his side and had her sit on the floor by the side of the bed. Neither of them slept, she said. Her testimony concerning the few minutes preceding the shooting was in substance as follows:

Said He Threatened Her.
“ Just before daylight he said that he was going to kill her before dawn. I begged him to let me go and told him that I would leave and not try to take the children but he would not listen to me. He attempted to take hold of the shotgun, but I reached over and got it first. I fired shooting him in the back of the head. “Why did you shoot him, Mrs. McCarter?” she was asked.

“Because he was going to kill me, if I had been a second later he would have shot me.”

Arch McCarter, at the time of his death, was out on bond, charged with the murder of John Crosser at the same house last January.

The body of the dead man was brought to the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors this morning where it was viewed by a large number of aquaintances and relatives, many of them coming from Navarro community where the father, Ed McCarter lives.

The shot which caused instant death, entered the back of the head as the man was lying on his right side.

The body will be buried in the Hopewell Cemetery, near Navarro, at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

The law firm of Gibson and Lovett is representing Mrs. McCarter.

Justice of Peace Z. R. Christian, Assistant County Attorney W. M. Taylor, and Attorney El Gibson viewed the body of McCarter at the undertaking parlor at 9:30 this morning.

Mr. Gibson then went into conference with his client at the county jail and at 10:30 it was announced that a preliminary hearing would be held before Judge Christian.

Mother Was Present.
Among those present at the hearing besides the regular court officials and lawyers were Mrs. Ed McCarter, mother of the deceased, C. H. McCarter, a brother, M. B. Swanson, brother-in-law, and Mrs. M. V. Swanson, a sister.

Mrs. Ed McCarter, the mother, was called to the stand. She testified that Mr. and Mrs. Arch McCarter had been married for eight years and had three children. Several weeks ago, are stated, Mrs. Arch McCarter came out to her house and stayed for several days. Arch McCarter followed her there and declared that he proposed to take the children. He had a gun at the time, she said. All of them later returned to town, the mother accompanying them.

Mrs. Swanson, the sister, testified that she had heard Arch McCarter threaten his wife and anyone who tried to take the children.

It was brought out at this point in the hearing that Mrs. McCarter desired a divorce from McCarter for domestic reasons and that he seemed quite agreeable, but wanted the children.

Mrs. McCarter, herself, was then brought to the stand and told the story of the affair. They lived in the Navarro community for some 9 or 10 months last year, she said. Before that time they lived on a farm 6 miles east of Corsicana. Her maiden name was Mable Smith and her father and step-mother live near Waco. They moved to the house on North Tenth street last October.

She testified that McCarter had been drinking to some extent, she thought, but was not intoxicated last night.

She then told the incidents leading up to the tragedy, as related about.

Mrs. Ed McCarter, the mother, and Mrs. Swanson, the sister, of the deceased, in their testimony, both spoke highly of the wife of Arch McCarter. “My boy must have been crazy.” the mother said repeatedly. “His wife was good, faithful and true.”

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JIM CROSSER SHOT AND INSTANTLY KILLED LAST NIGHT-ARREST IS MADE

Locked behind bars within the row confines of a steel cage is fined Arch McCarter, well known Corsicana and surrounding community charged by complaint made by Sheriff Walter Hays, before Z. R. Christian, J.P., with the murder of Jim Crosser, at 7:30 o’clock last evening in that part of the suburbs of this city known as “Stringtown,” northeast of the city limits.

From information secured from early arrivals after the killing who found Crosser lying on the gallery with his head toward the edge of the gallery it is said that Crosser was preparing to enter the house in which McCarter and others were located. Crosser was struck just above the heart with a full load of leaden pellets fired from a shotgun at short range, making a wound of less than two inches in diameter. Examination of the premises disclosed another bullet hole through the door at which it is said Crosser was attempting to enter.

The defendant has employed the firm of Callicutt & Johnson to represent him, and it is said by a member of this firm that the defense will be based upon the allegation that the deceased was attempting to enter the house for the purpose of robbery. Witnesses who visited the scene of the killing say that skeleton key was found in the keyhole of the door at which entrance was being attempted by Crosser. Search is being vigorously made by the authorities for an unknown person, who it is said was in company with Crosser at the time he was killed, and relying upon several clues thereto, it is believed that this unidentified person will be found within a short time. McCarty and Crosser, both young men, 30 and 31 years old respectively, are said to have been friendly prior to the killing.

Crosser was employed at the 66 Café since coming to the city three months ago from his home on the Barry road north of the Orphans Home, but recently has been unemployed. He is the son of John Crosser, who resides at that address. Deceased was unarmed according to witnesses who arrived immediately after the homicide. Contents of the pockets of the dead man consisted of a plug of tobacco and a small pearl handle knife.

Preliminary hearing will be set for trial within the next few days, according to counsel for the defendant, who anticipates no doubt but that the defendant will be admitted to bail upon showing offered by witnesses.

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McCARTER IS RELEASED ON $2,000 BOND
Preliminary Hearing Is Waived Thru Agreement By Attorneys

Smoking a cigarette loosely held between gloved fingers, with a steady stride, clad in a neat two piece suit, the trousers of which were neatly tucked inside of the high laces tan colored boots, W. Arch McCarter walked from the Navarro county jail accompanied by Jailer Smith today at 11:30 a.m., into the office of Sheriff Hays, where friends and relatives had assembled to witness the final signing by the defendant of the $2,000 appearance bond executed before A. R. Christian, J. P., under an agreement had by County Attorney Tarver and counsel for defendant, preliminary hearing being waived. Bond provides for the appearance and attendance until discharged of the defendant at the April term of the district court which will convene the first Monday of the month, April 3rd. McCarter made no statement during the proceedings and except the cordial “Good morning, Mr. Hays” said nothing to those in the room, among whom was his father, W. E. McCarter. After signing the bond the defendant with his bondsmen and a member of the firm defending him left the court house. W. E. McCarter, M. B. Swanson, H. Marsh, B. T. Phipps and A. W. Jones signed the bond as sureties.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Archie McCarter, who was killed by his wife yesterday morning at 6 o’clock, were interred in the Provident cemetery, near Navarro, this afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was largely attended.

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JIM CROSSER SHOT AND INSTANTLY KILLED LAST NIGH-ARREST IS MADE

Locked behind bars within the narrow confines of a steel cage is confined Arch McCarter, well known in Corsicana and surrounding community charged by complaint made by Sheriff Walter Hays, before Z. R. Christian, J. P., with the murder of Jim Crosser, at 7:30 o’clock last evening in that part of the suburbs of this city known as “Stringtown,” northeast of the city limits.

From information secured from early arrivals after the killing who found Crosser lying on the gallery with his head toward the edge of the gallery it is said that Crosser was preparing to enter the house in which McCarter and others were located. Crosser was struck just above the heart with a full load of leaden pellets fired from a shotgun at short range, making a wound of less than two inches in diameter. Examination of the premises disclosed another bullet hole through the door at which it is said Crosser was attempting to enter.

The defendant has employed the firm of Callicutt & Johnson to represent him, and it is said by a member of this firm that the defense will be based upon the allegation that the deceased was attempting to enter the house for the purpose of robbery. Witnesses who visited the scene of the killing say that skeleton key was found in the keyhole of the door at which entrance was being attempted by Crosser. Search is being vigorously made by the authorities for an unknown person, who is said was in the company with Crosser at the time he was killed, and relying upon several clues thereto, it is believed that this unidentified person will be found within a short time. McCarter and Crosser, both young men, 30 and 31 years old respectively, are said to have been friendly prior to the killing.

Crosser was employed at the 66 Café since coming to the city three months ago from his home on the Barry road north of Orphans Home, but recently has been unemployed. He is the son of John Crosser, who resides at that address. Deceased was unarmed according to witnesses who arrived immediately after the homicide. Contents of the pockets of the dead man consisted of a plug of tobacco and a small pearl handle knife.

Preliminary hearing will be set for trial within the next few days, according to counsel for the defendant, who anticipates no doubt but that the defendant will be admitted to bail upon the showing offered by witnesses.

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Phillip James Greenup
Dec 21, 1885 - Aug 7, 1963

Phil Greenup Rites Thursday
Phil Greenup, 76, retired farmer, died at his home in Navarro Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; a son, Frank Greenup, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Rosie McNeill, Corsicana, and Mrs. M. G. McNeill, Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Joe Greenup, Conroe, and other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Jeffie Gilbert, Pete Goodin, Bill Horn, Hugh Fouty, R. M. Jannings and Orvil Capehart.

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Thursday Rites Phil Greenup
Funeral services for Phil Greenup, 76, retired Navarro farmer, who died at his home Wednesday morning, were held Thursday from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church and Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro, a son, Frank Greenup, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Rosie McNeill, Mt. Pleasant; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, Joe Greenup, Conroe, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jeffie Gilbert, Pete Goodin, Bill Horn, Hugh Fouty, R. M. Jennings and Orvil Capehart.

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Minnie G. Greenup
Jun 5, 1914 - Sep 17, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS GREENUP PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Miss Minnie Greenup, aged 31 years, seamstress at the State Home, died in the P. and S. Hospital Monday night at 10:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist Church at Navarro with interment in the Hopewell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church of Corsicana.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. G. Greenup, Navarro; a brother, Frank Greenup, Galveston, and two sisters, Mrs. M. G. McNeill and Mrs. W. R. McNeill, both of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Ida (Sheffield) McCarter
Nov 15, 1864 - Nov 25, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING FOR MRS. IDA M’CARTER

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida McCarter, aged 73 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Panny Gilliard in North Corsicana at 12:15 o’clock Thursday morning, were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Hopewell cemetery where interment was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W.Z. Corbin, Baptist minister of Waxahachie, assisted by F. T. Fanning, Corsicana.

Mrs. McCarter had resided in Navarro county for 65 years.

Surviving are six children, Fate McCarter, Navarro; Mrs. Gilliard, Corsicana; Mrs. M. B. Swanson, Corsicana; Mrs. Mollie Dockery, Levelland; Charles McCarter, Corsicana, and Mrs. Julia Minze, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; a sister Mrs. Lora Bailey, Corsicana, and a brother, John Sheffield, Bowie.

Pallbearers were W. T. Meador, B. E. Meador, T. L. Craig, Carl Weaver, Tom Fouty and Owen Cheney.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Edgar Lafayette "Fate" McCarter
Sep 25, 1879 - Apr 15, 1952

Fate McCarter Rites Thursday

E. L. (Fate) McCarter, 72, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home in Navarro Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held at the Hopewell cemetery at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Clifton Thompson and Rev. Jack Goff.

Born Sept. 25, 1870, in the Hopewell community near Navarro, McCarter resided there until he moved to Navarro in 1941.

Surviving are his wife of Navarro; four sons, Alvin McCarter, Navarro; Charlie McCarter, Dallas; Victor McCarter, Stephenville, and Harold McCarter, Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Sullivan, Mrs. Ida Weaver and Mrs. Ruby Slater Poteet, all of Navarro, and Mrs. Geneva Hunt, Corsicana; a brother Charlie Holden McCarter, Navarro; four sisters, Mrs. Tannie Gailliard, Corsicana; Mrs. George Dockery and Mrs. Ella Swanson, both of Navarro, and Mrs. Julia Statler, Houston and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Henry Hood, Aaron Montgomery, M. Bailey, Roy Graham, Pat Horn and Malcolm Smith.

McCammon will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 16, 1952
  • h/o Craten Idora “Dora” (Corbin) McCarter s/o William Edgar Alonzo Vines McCarter and Ida (Sheffield) McCarter
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Craten Idora “Dora” (Corbin) McCarter
Nov 9, 1880 - Nov 21, 1970

McCarter Rites Set Monday

Mrs. Fate (Dora) McCarter, 90, died Saturday in Wortham.

Mrs. McCarter had been a resident of Navarro since 1902, moving here from Tennessee, where she had been reared by Dr. and Mrs. Sam Young. She is a member of the Baptist Church.

Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Westside Baptist Church with burial in Hopewell cemetery, Reverend Bob Roberts, assisted by Reverend Charles Pringle, will officiate.

Survivors include four sons, Alvin McCarter and Victor McCarter, both of Corsicana, Charlie McCarter of Navarro and Harold McCarter of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Rebecca Sullivan and Mrs. Ruby Poteet of Navarro and Mrs. Geneva Hunt of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.

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Maude Ella (Efird) Hodge
Apr 10, 1895 - Feb 23, 1976

Mrs. Hodge

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Chatfield cemetery 
[Actually Buried at Hodge Family Cemetery]for Mrs. Maude Hodge, a resident of Jacksboro, who died yesterday in Jacksboro.

She is survived by her husband, O. S. Hodge of Jacksboro; two sons and two daughters.

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Mrs. Hodge
Graveside services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Chatfield Cemetery 
[Actually Buried at Hodge Family Cemetery]for Mrs. O. S. Hodge, who died Monday in the Jacksboro Hospital. Funeral services were held earlier in the day at the Jacksboro Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include her widower, O. S. Hodge, of Jacksboro, two daughters, two sons and one brother.

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Joseph Burton Harper, Sr.
May 15, 1882 - Aug 2, 1974

J. B. Harper
ENNIS—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Keever Mortuary Chapel in Ennis for Joe B. Harper, 92, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at Mel-Haven Nursing in Corsicana. Burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery.
[Actually Buried at Hodge Family Cemetery]

He was born in Petty May 15, 1882, moved to Chatfield as a small child, graduated from Grayson Institute in White Wright in 1904 and married Mrs. Elizabeth Hodge in 1912.

They moved to Ennis in early 1930’s.

He was the owner and operator of the Economy Food Store, resident of Corsicana since 1965, and a member of First Christian Church of Ennis.

Survivors include his widow; a son, Joe B. Harper, Jr. of Corpus Christi and four grandchildren.

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Annette Harperv
Aug 2, 1915 - Jun 29, 1939

ANNETTE HARPER OF GILMER BURIED AT CHATFIELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Miss Annette Harper, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Harper of Gilmer, who died at Gilmer Wednesday afternoon were held Thursday afternoon with interment in the Chatfield cemetery. 
[Actually Buried at Hodge Family Cemetery]

Miss Harper was born at Rice and lived in Ennis for several years before the family moved to Gilmer two years ago.

Surviving are her parents and a brother, Joe Burton Harper, Gilmer.

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Mary Elizabeth (Hodge) Harper
Jul 10, 1889 - Sep 4, 1975

Mrs. Harper
ENNIS—Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Keever Mortuary Chapel in Ennis for Mrs. Joe Harper, 86, resident of Corsicana, who died early Thursday morning at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home in Corsicana. She was a native of Chatfield.

The Revs. James Sigler and Mike Woods, St. John’s Episcopal Church ministers, will officiate, and burial will be at Chatfield Cemetery.
[Actually Buried at Hodge Family Cemetery]

Survivors include a son, Joe B. Harper, Jr. of Houston, four grandchildren, five brothers, Odie Hodge of Jacksboro, Louis Hodge, Joe Hodge, George Hodge, and Persons Hodge all of Chatfield; and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Peterson and Mrs. Curtis H. Carmichael both of Weatherford.

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Coral Lela Hoffman
Mar 13, 1894 - Feb 22, 1993

Coral Lela Hoffman, 98, of Dawson, died Feb. 22, 1993 at her residence.

Funeral services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Lakes Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield. The Rev. Kent Seuser will officiate.

She was born March 13, 1894 in Stewards Mill and was a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Hoffman, and her daughter, Marjorie Willard.

Survivors include two daughters, Helen Mayes of Dawson and Eloise Brackeen of Ferris; one son-in-law, Powell Willard of Dawson; two granddaughters, Shirley Jo Jordan of Ferris and Bobbie Jean Hackfield of Waco; one nephew, Jack Ritter of Fairfield; and two great grandchildren, Marlyn Sears and Jo Powell Stunivans.

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Verna Mae (Watkins) Bell
Dec 1, 1905 - Feb 25, 1993

Verna Mae Watkins Bell, 87, of Corsicana, died Feb. 25, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Westminster Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. John Conley officiating. Burial will be in the Forest Park Cemetery in Shreveport, La., at 1 p.m. March 1. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She was born in Eureka Dec. 1, 1905, to Elihu Page Watkins Sr. and Etta Lou Sullivan. She married James Rupert Bell Sr. Dec. 22, 1928, in Dallas. She graduated from Corsicana High school and Baylor University, where she received her registered nursing degree. She was serving as a special duty nurse at the time of her death. She moved to Corsicana after living in Alexandria, La., where she had lived and worked for many years. She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Rupert Bell Sr., Jan. 16, 1975, and one daughter, Phyllis Faye Bell, in 1948.

Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, James R. and Ilse Tavernier Bell Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Larry P. and Christine Barnard Bell of Benton, Ark., and Charles Thomas and Sheila McElroy Bell of Dallas; six grandchildren, Marilyn Gordon of College Station, Karin Coleman of Irvine, Calif., Kimberly Woodworth of Arkadelphia, Ark., Debra Floyd of Malvern, Ark., Brian Bell of Dallas and Stephen Bell of Dallas; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters and brother-in-law, Clara Waters of Austin and Gertrude and Robert Walker of Corsicana; and one brother and sister-in-law, E. Paige and Ruth Watkins of Corsicana.

The family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Westminister Presbyterian Church and the Hospice of Mercy.

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Harold Clark
Oct 6, 1939 - Oct 15, 1999

Harold Clark, 60, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 15, 1999, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be Tuesday at Johnson Funeral Home in Newburg, Missouri. Interment will follow.

Mr. Clark was born Oct. 6, 1939, and worked at Williamhouse.

He is survived by his wife, Aileen Clark of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Fred O. Brooks
Feb 3, 1909 - Oct 12, 1999

Fred O. Brooks, 90, of McAllen passed away at his home in McAllen Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999.

Mr. Brooks was born in Powell, and grew up in Corsicana where he graduated from high school in 1925. He was employed by the U.S. Post Office in Corsicana until retiring in 1969.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille Brooks of McAllen, and his son, George Brooks of Corsicana.

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Charles Franklin Lewis
July 25, 1917 - Oct 20, 2008

Charles Franklin Lewis, 91, of Bryan, passed away on Monday, October 20, 2008, at his residence. Services are set for 3 p.m. Thursday, October 23, at First United Methodist Church of Bryan with interment following at Bryan City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, October 22, at Hillier Funeral Home.

Charles was born on July 25, 1917 in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Charles Finis Lewis and Mary Cumpston Lewis. His father operated a small farm. Charles attended Blooming Grove High School and graduated in 1935. He rode a horse to school every day a distance of about two miles. After graduation, Charles attended Texas A&M University in College Station. To support his college room and board expenses during the depression, he participated in the Project House program in which farm boys pooled resources from their families' farms to support themselves. Charles earned a Bachelor of Science in agronomy in 1939 from Texas A&M University. He stayed at A&M and obtained a master's degree in genetics in 1946.

Prior to World War II, Charles enlisted in the U.S. Navy in its naval aviation cadet program. He reported to the Naval Air Station in Dallas on December 4, 1941, three days before Pearl Harbor. After flight training, Charles flew a seaplane called the PBM Martin Mariner and flew missions near the Panama Canal to protect it from surprise attacks. He participated in the Battle of the Atlantic by providing aerial escort for ships and convoys of ships in the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean to protect them from German submarines. During a leave during World War II, Charles married Ruth Erin Neeley on August 27, 1944, in Washington, D.C.

Following World War II, Charles earned a doctorate in genetics from the University of California at Berkeley, Calif., in 1951. Charles made a career as a cotton geneticist first with the Texas Agricultural Experiment Station and then with the Agricultural Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Beltsville, Md.

While at the USDA, Charles served as the leader of Cotton Genetics and Breeding Investigations from 1958 to 1972. From 1972 to 1979, he was staff scientist for Plant Genetics and Breeding of the National Programs Staff of USDA. He was also a USDA representative on the Federal Inter-Agency Committee on Recombinant DNA Research. He was a member of both the U.S./U.S.S.R. Working group on Research and Technology in Agriculture and the U.S./U.S.S.R. Joint Committee on Agricultural Cooperation. During his career at the USDA, Charles received the Award for Superior Service and the Distinguished Service Award from the department.

Charles and his family lived in College Station and later in Silver Spring, Md. Upon his retirement in 1979, Charles and his wife Ruth moved back to Bryan. Charles was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church in Bryan and the men's bible class. He was a member of Civitan while living in Maryland as well as the Rotary Club of Bryan.
During charitable organizations, including the Health for All Clinic of Bryan

Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Finis Lewis and Mary Cumpston Lewis, and wife, Ruth Erin Neeley Lewis.

Survivors include his two sons, Neeley C. Lewis and wife, Rebecca, and Stuart F. Lewis and wife, Darlene, all of College Station; four grandchildren, Stuart Barron Lewis and wife, Autumn, Rachel Moore and husband, Casey, Philip F. Lewis and Patrick C. Lewis; and four great-grandchildren, Lauren Moore, Luke Moore, Grace Lewis and Graham Lewis.

Memorials may be made to the Permanent Endowment of the First United Methodist Church of Bryan, Health for All Clinic of Bryan, Hospice Brazos Valley and the Endowed Project House Scholarship through the Texas A&M Foundation.

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Floy (Milam) Ashcraft
Jan 15, 1885 - Jul 23, 1976

Mrs. Ashcraft

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery Monday for Mrs. Floy Ashcraft, 91, who died at 9 p.m. Friday in a local nursing home after a long illness. The Rev. Harald Lansford, First Baptist Church, will officiate.

Mrs. Ashcraft was preceded in death by her husband, J. W. Ashcraft. She was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a housewife. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Hubert Ashcraft of Kentucky.

Corleys Funeral Home is in charge of Arrangements.

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James W. Ashcraft
Aug 23, 1878 - Jun 9, 1943

J. W. ASHCRAFT FATALLY INJURED IN FALL WEDNESDAY

J. W. Ashcraft, about 63 years of age, carpenter, was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon shortly after 3 o’clock when he fell from a ladder while installing awnings at the Waters Clinic, West Seventh Avenue, the late Kate H. Whiteselle home. Ashcraft was on a ladder at a second story window it was stated, when he fell, striking a walk. He was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic where he died.

Funeral services will be held Friday evening at 6 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son Milam Ashcraft, U. S. Army, stationed in Wisconsin, who recently married and is on his wedding trip; three sisters, Mrs. H. E. Smalling and Mrs. H. Kirkland, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. E. Smalling, Trinidad; and four brothers, Charles Ashcraft, San Francisco; B. R. Ashcraft, Prairie Hill; J. A. Ashcraft, Fort Worth, and C. K. Ashcraft, Houston, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. ASHCRAFT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. W. Ashcraft, age about 63 years, are scheduled for 6 o’clock Friday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home, Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the services and Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Ashcraft was killed as a result of a fall from a ladder while putting up awnings on the home of Dr. E. F. Waters on West Third avenue Wednesday afternoon. He was rushed to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic for treatment due to the fact that the X-ray in the Waters Clinic is not working on failure of parts to arrive.

Surviving are his wife, a son, three sisters, four brothers and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Travis Fullwood, J. D. Carroll, R. R. Owen, T. A. Blakney, J. R. Donnell, J. S. Tekell, Will Taylor and Sam Jordan.

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James Maxwell Blackburn
Nov 12, 1865 Oct 9, 1955

J. M. Blackburn Expires Sunday, Services Monday
J. M. Blackburn, 89, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday evening following a several years’ illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Blackburn’s wife preceded him in death last February.

Born in Paris, Ill., Nov. 12, 1865, Blackburn was educated at the University of Illinois and came to Corsicana in 1892 where he was active in farm circles with emphasis on pecan culture.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. David L. Houston, Wichita Falls; Mrs. H. T. Sparks, Corsicana; Mrs. Lynn Adams, Mexia, and Mrs. Nelson Earle, Waco; two sons, Edgar W. Blackburn, Matador, and Percy D. Blackburn, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ed Blackburn, Jr.; Bill McLauchlin, Harry D. Redden, H. T. Sparks, Lynn Adams, Sr., Mexia, and Lynn Adams, Jr., Mexia.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 10, 1955
  • h/o Minnie Elizabeth (Wright) Blackburn married Sep. 1, 1887 in Champaign, Ill. s/o William Blackburn & Louise (Downard) Blackburn
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Minnie Elizabeth (Wright) Blackburn
Aug 16, 1862 - Feb 25, 1955

Mrs. Blackburn Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Blackburn, 92, 415 North Twelfth street were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Blackburn died at the family home Friday night following a short illness.

A native of Champaign, Ill., Mrs. Blackburn received a B. A. degree from the University of Illinois in 1883. She was the last living member of that class. She was married to J. M. Blackburn, Sept. 17, 1887, and the couple celebrated their 67 wedding anniversary last September.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. David L. Houston, Wichita Falls; Mrs. H. T. Sparks, Corsicana; Mrs. Lynn Adams, Mexia, and Mrs. Nelson Earle, Waco; two sons, Edgar W. Blackburn, Matador, and Percy D. Blackburn, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were David Houston, Austin; Ed Blackburn, Corsicana; Lynn Adams, Jr., Mexia; James B. Adams, Washington, D. C.; Nelson Earle, Sherman; Carlton Hammer, Mexia; Harry David Redden and W. W. (Bill) McLauchlin, both of Corsicana, all grandsons.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 28, 1955
  • w/o James Maxwell Blackburn married Sep. 1, 1887 in Champaign, Ill. d/o James Stephen Wright and Catherine Cogwell (Landers) Wright
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Hiram G. Brown
Aug 12, 1879 May 26, 1955

Hiram G. Brown Dies Thursday
Hiram G. Brown, 75, long-time resident, 1226 West Fourth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic early Thursday morning following a brief illness.

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

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

A native of Thornton, Texas, Brown operated a millinery business in Corsicana for many years.

His late wife was the organizer of the crippled children’s work in Navarro county.

Surviving are a brother, J. A. Brown, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. G. W. Lewis and Mrs. W. A. Terry, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

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Mary Jane Fortson
Mar 10, 1911 - Oct 22, 1915

Friends are shocked and grieved over the sorrow coming to Mr. and Mrs. Ben Fortson in the loss of their beautiful little daughter, Mary Jane, who passed away yesterday afternoon following a brief illness. The grieved parents are surrounded with their loved ones in this sad hour. Dr. S. W. Johnson, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Polk, Mr. and Mrs. Wister Johnson, Mrs. Wiley Clarkson and Dr. and Mrs. Clay Johnson of Fort Worth are here.

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Joseph Benjamin Fortson, Sr.
Mar 31, 1872 - Nov 22, 1950

J. B. Fortson, Sr., County Leader, Expires At Home
Joe B. Fortson, Sr., 78, capitalist, life-long resident of Navarro county died at his home, 220 North Fourteenth street, Wednesday night at 10 o’clock.

He had been ill only a short time following a heart attack and attendant complications.

Fortson was member of the firm of Fortson Brothers. His brother-partner, the late John T. Fortson, passed away several years ago.

Funeral Friday.
Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church here Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor.

The son of the late James T. and Ida Clayton Fortson, he was reared on a farm between Rice and Chatfield in northeastern Navarro county.

He formed a partnership with his late brother, John T. Fortson, in 1896, and their first business venture was hay-bailing. The firm of Fortson Brothers erected their first gin in 1896 and four years later established a mercantile business in Rice. He entered the banking business in the early 1900s with the First State Bank of Rice, a firm he headed at the time of his death.

Fortson Brothers entered the construction business in 1919 with the building of levees in this section where they had extensive land holdings. He also owned Denton county farm lands.

Financial Leader
In 1922, Fortson came to Corsicana as active vice president of the Corsicana National Bank and the following year moved to Corsicana to take the presidency of that institution and served until 1926. Later that bank consolidated with the First National Bank here and he remained a director of the First National. Fortson was chairman of the board of directors of the Corsicana National Bank when the consolidation took place. He headed the General American Finance Company here.

He had been a director of the Trinity Improvement Association which sponsors soil conservation and flood control for the Trinity River watershed since its organization in the 1920s.

In 1941, he entered the hotel business with the purchase of the Navarro Hotel and later acquired the large annex, the former Beaton Hotel properties here.

He entered the ice business in 1938 with the purchase of a plant in Palestine and subsequently purchased another plant there and an interest in the Pure Ice Company here.

Fortson was a school trustee in Rice for many years and as chairman of the board was instrumental in the erection of the school building there.

Active Churchman.
He has been a member of the Methodist church since childhood and was a steward in the Rice church and a leader in the building of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church there. He was a steward and a trustee of the First Methodist church here at the time of his death and with his wife a few years ago established a scholarship in the Perkins School of Theology in Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He had been a steward in the Methodist church 50 years.

Fortson was a former member of the Corsicana Rotary Club and of the IOOF Lodge in Rice. He was a charter member of the Corsicana Country Club.

Surviving are his wife, the forma Lyda McGee of Rice to whom he was married, June 22, 1904; a daughter, Mrs. Eliot Johnston; two sons, Joe B. Fortson, Jr., and James E. Fortson; four granddaughters, Judy Johnston, Lyda Fortson, Ann Fortson and Jane Fortson; one grandson, Joe B. Fortson, 111, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. D. Queen, Mrs. R. F. Bartlett and Mrs. R. L. Harper, and a brother Tom Fortson, all of Rice, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives. One son, John McGee Fortson, died several years ago.

McCammon directs.

Pallbearers will be J. N. Garrity, L. R. Hall, J. K. Bradley, H. R. Stroube, W. P. Murchison, J. W. Edens, Jr., J. T. Broadstreet, O. L. Albritton, R. D. Fleming, A. G. Elliott, J. O. Burk and A. C. Hervey.

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Viola (Haynie) Fortson
Jan 12, 1873 - Feb 8, 1953

Mrs. John Fortson Services Monday

Mrs. Viola Haynie Fortson, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at her home, 1914 West Third avenue, Sunday afternoon. She had been an invalid for many years.

The widow of the late John T. Fortson, pioneer Navarro countian, Mrs. Fortson was born at Rice and resided there until moving to Corsicana a number of years ago.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe B. Fortson, James E. Fortson, Eliot Johnston, Allyn Gordon, W. P. Murchison and Ed M. Polk.

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William Neville Fullwood
May 27, 1887 - Oct 19, 1943

W. N. FULLWOOD DIED IN KILGORE; BURIAL TO BE HERE
W. N. Fullwood, Kilgore, died in the Kilgore Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning after an illness of many months. Brief funeral services were held at the residence in Kilgore Tuesday and the body will be brought to the home of his brother, Travis Fullwood, here Tuesday evening and will arrive at 7 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the home of Travis Fullwood, 1604 Sycamore, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, and will be conducted by Rev. J. I. Cartlidge. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Kilgore; two daughters, Miss Billy Nell Fullwood, Kilgore; Mrs. George Rosebrock, Gulfport, Miss.; his mother, Mrs. Percy Fullwood, Corsicana, a brother, Travis Fullwood, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Herbert Deyo, Corsicana; Mrs. Raymond Scruggs, San Antonio; Mrs. Roy Cotulla, Hebronville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. R. Owen, John C. Calhoun, W. E. McKinney, A. G. Smith, C. C. Roberts, Z. T. Banks, A. B. Douglas and T. P. Shivers.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Augusta Evelyn (Watkins) Fullwood
Oct 10, 1895 - Jan 11, 1970

Fullwood Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. P. Travis Fullwood, 74, who died Sunday after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Robert Potts, pastor of First Baptist Church, and the Rev. Robert Woody of Fort Worth, a former pastor, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Fullwood Rites Tuesday

Mrs. P. Travis Fullwood, 74, widow of the late Corsicana oil man and former City Commissioner, died early Sunday after a lengthy illness. An invalid she had been a resident of the Evergreen Nursing Home the past three years. She was a native of Eureka and a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating, assisted by the Rev. Robert Woody, pastor of Polytecnic Baptist Church in Fort Worth and formerly pastor here of First Baptist. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, P. D. Fullwood of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Basil Coe of Corsicana, and Mrs. Hubert Harris of Crane, Texas; two brothers, B. A. Watkins of Corsicana, and Span Watkins of Eureka; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lee Brashear, George Rosebrock, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr., S. J. Miles, Jr., Robert Cooksey, Ted Davant, T. L. Tankersly, Marc Cloud and Donald Marr.

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Percy Darwin “PD” Fullwood
Aug 14, 1859 - Aug 15, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR P. D. FULLWOOD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED MONDAY AT HOME HERE

Funeral services for Percy Dargon Fullwood, aged 79 years, pioneer Navarro countain, who died at his home on West Sycamore Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church. He had been ill for some time. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Fullwood was born August 14, 1859, in Sumpter, South Carolina. He moved to Texas with his parents in 1873 when he was 14 years of age and settled in Eureka.

He went to West Texas when 19 years of age because he was suffering from rheumatism and became a cowboy, riding the famous Chisholm Trail for nine years.

Mr. Fullwood was married to Miss Martha Etta Brown of Lampasas, July 16, 1886.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Neville Fullwood, Kilgore, and Travis Fullwood, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Clara Deyo, Houston; Mrs. Helen Scruggs, San Antonio, and Mrs. Lucille Cotulla, Hebronville; eight grandchildren, Mrs. Basil Coe, Corsicana; Mrs. George Rosenbrock, Dallas; Mrs. Hubert Harris, Jacksonville; Leon Whaley, Jr., Houston; P. D. Fullwood, Jr., Corsicana; Eddie Deyo, Houston; Martha Evelyn Deyo, Houston; Billy Nell Fullwood, Kilgore; a great-grandson, Travis Niles Coe, Corsicana; three brothers, Barto Fullwood, Corsicana; Vogel Fullwood, Eureka, and Willie Fullwood, Dallas, and three sisters, Mrs. Ola Stokes, Corsicana; Mrs. Etta Johnson, Eureka, and Mrs. Minnie Boyd, Corsicana.

Relatives here for the funeral included Mr. and Mrs. Neville Fullwood, Kilgore; Mr. and Mrs. Travis Fullwood, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Deyo and children of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Scruggs San Antonio; Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Cotulla, Hebbronville; Mrs. Brotherton Fullwood, Dallas; Mrs. Mary Johnson and sons, Houston; Vivian Johnson and Walter Johnson, both of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fullwood, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Barto Fullwood, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Vogel Fullwood, Eureka; Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Stokes, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Johnson, Eureka; Mrs. V. A. Boyd, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Harris, Jacksonville; Mr. and Mrs. Basil Coe, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. George Rosenbrock, Dallas; Misses Ellen and Undine Fullwood, both of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Fullwood Boyd, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Russell Purifoy, Corsicasna, and Leon Whaley, Kilgore.

Pallbearers were Cecil Foster, Harold Blankenship, Walter Hayes, P. D. Williams, Dallas; Ed Babers, R. A. Caldwell, J. E. Butler and Joe Wolens.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Daisy (Collum) Story
Apr 12, 1881 - Dec 14, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNSDAY 2 P.M. MRS. DAISY STORY

PROMINENT CORSICANA WOMAN DIED MONDAY NIGHT AT HOME HERE

Mrs. Daisy Story, aged 55 years, wife of S. P. Story, died at the family home, 702 South Fifteenth street Monday night at 7 o’clock following an illness of about two weeks. The funeral rites will be held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, of which Mrs. Story had long been an active member.

Mrs. Story was a native of Corsicana and had been prominent in church, civic, school, social and other circles for many years. She was one of those responsible for the development of the Camp Fire Girls local organization and for years worked on behalf of this movement. She formerly was president of the city Parent-Teacher association council and served as president of the Wm. B. Travis school association in addition to working with those organizations at the junior and senior high schools.

For years Mrs. Story was instrumental in the raising and providing free food funds at the city schools for needy children, and was active in the work of St. John’s church and its Sunday school, teaching classes for years.

Mrs. Story was born within a few blocks of the family home and resided in that neighborhood for all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Collum, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, who is telegraph editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun; a daughter, Mrs. Jon Henderson, Okmulgee, Okla.; a son, Dan Story, Corsicana high school student; a sister, Mrs. J. M. Church, Corsicana; two brothers, L. W. Collum, Waco, and T. L. Collum, Syracuse, N. Y., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. A. Wortham, Lowry Martin, Allyn Lang, R. B. Molloy, E. C. Sears, Joe Anderson, W. D. Nolen and C. B. Haley.

Honorary pallbearers will be vestrymen of St. John’s Episcopal church, the Daily Sun staff and force and friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Susie D. (Morse) Floyd
Feb 28, 1875 - Mar 30, 1955

Mrs. Lee Floyd Rites Thursday

KERENS, March 31. - (Spl.) - Funeral services for Mrs. Lee Floyd, 81, who died at her home here early Wednesday after a lingering illness, were held from the Inmon Funeral Home Chapel here Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Tribble, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery. Mrs. Floyd was a member of the First Methodist church here.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Charlie Church, Beaumont, and Mrs. F. B. Kenner, Waxahachie, and several nieces and nephews.

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Lee Ander Calvin Floyd
Jun 24, 1881 - Aug 8, 1954

Lee Floyd Dies In Galveston

KERENS, Aug. 9.- (Spl.) - Funeral services for Lee Floyd, 73, of Kerens will be held at the First Methodist church here at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Long Prairie cemetery.

Floyd, a native of Kerens, died in a Galveston hospital at 4:30 p.m. Sunday after a short illness.

He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include the widow, a foster daughter, Climmie Paul of Galveston, and several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Leona Augusta "Gussie" (Cherry) Cockerell
Feb 28, 1871 - Dec 7, 1954

Mrs. Cockerell Rites Thursday

Mrs. Gussie Cockerell, 83, died in a Tyler hospital Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Kerens Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Lee Smith of Tyler and Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the Kerens church.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Cockerell resided in the Kerens area for many years prior to moving to Tyler five years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ed. Gowan, Tyler; two brothers, Andrew Cherry, Houston, and T. E. Cherry, Conroe; a sister, Mrs. Mabel Bernard, Daisetta; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bud Jones, Jester Layfield, Floyd Layfield, Vernon Scaggs, Tate Thompson and Ted Gowan.

Corley will direct.

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Henry Rempson Cockerell
Jun 20, 1869 - Sep 3, 1946

RITES PLANNED FOR H.R. COCKERELL AT LONG PRAIRIE CHURCH

H. R. Cockrell, aged 79 years, native Texan, died at his home in Kernes [sic] Tuesday. Funeral services will be held from the Long Prairie church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church.

Cockrell was a native of Fairfield, Texas, and had resided in Eastern Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Gowan, Kerens; a step-son, Harry Harp, Ennis; two brothers, Mack Cockrell, Eureka, and Perry Cockrell, Palestine; two sisters, Mrs. Will Hale, Brownsboro, and Mrs. George Wyatt, Ingleside, Calif.; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Harry H. Harp
July 22, 1895 - Dec 6, 1946
Texas Pfc 56 Inf Div - World War I

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR HARRY H. HARP, KILLED IN ACCIDENT

Funeral services for Harry H. Harp, 51, World War I veteran, accidentally killed at Valley Farms Friday when a tractor turned over on him, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Long Prairie cemetery. Burial was in the Long Prairie cemetery with the American Legion in charge at the grave and with Legionnaires as pallbearers. The rites were conducted by Dr. Page, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens.

Harp, an employee of the Valley Farms, was repairing a levee near Trinity River at the time of the accident.

Surviving are his wife, Valley Farms; two daughters, Mrs. Leslie McPherson, Houston, and LaVerne Harp, Valley Farms; mother, Mrs. H. R. Cockrell, Kerens, and a sister, Mrs. Ed Gowan, Kerens, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Sophronia Elizabeth Harp-Cockrell
Mar 12, 1870 - Jul 10, 1953

Kerens Services For Mrs. Cockrell

Mrs. H. J. Cockrell, 83, died at her home, 413 West Collin street, at 7 a.m. Friday after a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Home chapel in Kerens Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in the cemetery at Long Prairie.

Mrs. Cockrell was born in Alabama, and came to Texas in 1876. She resided in Rural Shade, south of Kerens, until six years ago when she moved to Corsicana.

She is survived by a son, George W. Cockrell, Corsicana; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Jennie Viere/Gennie McCarter
July 26, 1916 - Oct 25, 1918

Two Children Dead.

The 6-months old child of A. M. Crumbley died in the Black Hills community last night and the remains were interred there today.

The 3 year-old son of Fate McCarter died in the Mildred community Thursday night and the remains were interred in the Hopewell cemetery yesterday.

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I sent another obit with the name spelled differently. Also on one Death certificate it list the mother as Rebecca and on the other as Dora Corbin. The father would be Edgar Lafayette "Fate" McCarter--Dora is Craten Idora "Dora" (Corbin) McCarter, I don't know who Rebecca is)


Charlie Park, Jr.
Nov 7, 1904 - Oct 18, 1971

Services for Charlie Park, Jr., were to be today at 1 p.m. in Olive Grove Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Burial is to be in Younger's Cemetery in Silver City Community.

Rev. Aubrey Hart was to officiate.

Park, 66, died in St. Paul Hospital in Dallas Oct. 18.

He was born in Ellis Countty Nov. 7, 1904.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Daisy Hawkins, Mrs. Lillie Mae Blanford and Mrs. Pearlie Mae Bartee, all of Blooming Grove; four uncles, one aunt and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Calhoun Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Charlie (Goodnight) Foster
Mar 24, 1869 - Sep 26, 1937

Mrs. Z. N. Foster died at her home in Kerens Sunday. Mrs. Foster was a member of a pioneer family of that section of the county and was a lovable Christian character. She was the mother-in-law of James E. Taylor, editor of the Kerens Tribune.

The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, October 1, 1937
Submitted by Karen Rost


PROMINENT PIONEER KERENS WOMAN WAS BURIED ON MONDAY

KERENS, Sept. 28, - (Spl.)- Funeral services were held at the family residence in Kerens Monday at 11 a.m. for Mrs. Z. N. Foster, 68, prominent resident of this community, who died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday after an illness of three months.

Mrs. Foster was born in Franklin, Ky., and came to Texas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Goodnight, when she was 12 years old. They settled about three miles east of Kerens at what is now known as Goodnight Switch.

Five years later, in 1888, she was married to Z. N. Foster and shortly afterwards moved to Kerens. She had been a resident of this community since that time.

Services were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, Presbyterian minister, who for many years had been Mrs. Foster's pastor. She united with the Presbyterian church in young womanhood and was an active member of the Kerens church until the time of her fatal illness. Rev. M. O. Cheek, Baptist minister, assisted in the services.

Mrs. Foster is survived by her husband, Z. N. Foster; one sister, Mrs. Josh Speed; one daughter, Mrs. James E. Taylor and a granddaughter, Shirley Ann Taylor all of Kerens.

Pallbearers were active, Earl Seale, Luther Westbrook, C. I. Coates, R. P. Walker, H. A. Quaite, and J. A. Daniel; honorary, John Kyser, Ford Ivey, W. T. Stockton, J. C. Walker, J. C. Blair and John Anderson.

Interment was made in the Kerens cemetery, under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

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Zachariah N. Foster
Aug 8, 1862 - Mar 17, 1945

Z. N. FOSTER, AGED RESIDENT OF KERENS, WAS BURIED MONDAY

KERENS, March 19. - (Spl.) - Funeral services for Z. N. Foster, aged 82 years, who died here Saturday night at 7 o'clock, were held from the family home Monday morning at 11 o'clock. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

A native of Palestine, Foster was married to Miss Charlie Goodnight March 14, 1888. He retired from the hardware busniess a number of years ago and since that time had devoted his attention to his banking and farming interests. He was a Mason and Presbyterian.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. James E. Taylor of Kerens, wife of Lieutenant-Colonl Taylor, U. S. Army, and State Senator; a granddaughter, Miss Shirley Taylor, Kerens, and a sister, Sallie Griggsby, Palestine.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 19, 1945
Submitted by Karen Rost

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Johnnie Opal (Collins) Wyrick
Dec 20, 1911 - Jan 19, 1993

Johnnie Opal Collins Wyrick, 81, of Kerens, died Jan. 19, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Robinell Lassiter of Corsicana; one son, Billy G. Wyrick of Duncanville; one sister, Mary P. StAma of Kerens; two granddaughters, Sharon Robinson of Corsicana and Cheryl Wilson of Fort Worth; one grandson, David Wyrick of New Orleans; and one great-grandson, B. G. Wyrick.

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Moses Joshua Crawford
Dec 25, 1906 - Jan 26, 1993

M. J. Crawford, 86, of Kerens, died Jan. 26, 1993.

Services were 10 a.m. Thursday in the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. Johnny McCord officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

He had lived in Kerens all of his life and was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Kerens. He was a retired farmer.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beaulah Crawford in 1989.

He is survived by one son, Tim Crawford of Kerens; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Deer Hunters Association.

Pallbearers will be Adrian Crawford, Nathan Crawford, Bill Stovall, Kenneth Stovall, Ted Stovall and A. L. Saunders.

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Dudley Gray
Oct 19, 1923 - Feb 11, 1993

Dudley Gray, 69, of North Fort Myers, Fla., died Feb. 11, 1993 in Fort Myers.

Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday in North Fort Myers at Harvey Englehardt Funeral Home. Local funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at First Methodist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens City cemetery. The family will have visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

He was born Oct. 19, 1923 in Kerens to Elvy Gray and Eula Cherry. A native of Kerens, he moved to North Fort Myers in 1920 where he designed and built golf courses. A veteran of World War II, he received two Purple Hearts. He was a member of the VFW 11146 James Crochford Memorial Post of North Fort Myers, also American Legion Post #0400, D.V.Caloosahatchee #75 Post and the B.P.O.E. Lodge #1288 of Fort Myers. He was a member of the Kerens Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Sammye Gray of North Fort Myers; two daughters, Rebecca Myers of McAllen, Texas, Deborah Castle of Pennsylvania; one son, Raymond Walker of San Diego, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Bess Gray of Athens; six grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Hope Hospice of Lee County in Fort Myers, Fla.

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Lillie (French) Tatum
Aug 16, 1893 - Aug 30, 1987

Lillie Tatum

Lillie Tatum, 94, of Blooming Grove died at Silent Night Nursing Home in Lancaster.

Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday at Church of Christ in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Bob Quinn officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

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

Her husband of 67 years, Joe Marshall Tatum, died Aug. 31, 1984.

She was a native of Emmett and had lived in the Blooming Grove-Dresden area and was the last surviving member of the Reese and Lucy French family that included eight children.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Billie and Bill Mixon of Lancaster; a granddaughter, Jo Lynn Mixon of Lancaster; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Odell Cunningham, Elwood Ferrell, Ken Ferrell, Ordway Ferrell, Dwayne Garrison and G. E. Middleton.

Honorary pallbearers are Nickie Burleson, Clovis Haden, Jimmy Haden, Johnny Johnson, Lewis Moore and E. A. Toten.

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Lauretta Gwynne (Hooser) McCormick
Jun 17, 1932 - Sep 3, 1994

Gwynne McCormick

Gwynne H. McCormick, 62, of Arlington, Texas, died Sept. 3, 1994 in Houston.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Fielder Road Baptist Church. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery under the direction Arlington Funeral Home.

She was born in Corsicana and grew up and completed High School in Frost. She attended Navarro College and Baylor University. She married Robert B. McCormick on Feb. 9, 1952. She was an Arlington resident for 25 years, where she was a longtime member of the Junior League. She owned and operated several business in the metroplex and was active in business with her husband in a private mortgage company.

Survivors include her husband, Robert B. McCormick of Arlington; one son, Bruce McCormick of Dallas, one daughter, Joan Lott of Southlake; one brother, Jimmy Hooser of Frost; three grandchildren; an aunt, Alline Keathley of Dallas; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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