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Crystille McBryde
Nov 20, 1904 - Feb 7, 1993

Crystille McBryde of Corsicana died Feb. 7, 1993, in Temple.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Austin McBryde, and two children.

Survivors include two nieces, Jan Payne of Tyler and Patti Culwell of Frot Worth; and three nephews, Duff Culwell of Kansas, Mike Culwell of Denver, Colo. and Carlton Godfrey of Temple.

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Melba (Hand) George
Sept 12, 1909 - Feb 8, 1993

Melba Hand George, 83, of Keller, Texas, died Feb. 8, 1993 in Keller.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was born Sept. 12, 1909 in Gainsville. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church. She was former president of the W.M.U. and a long time resident of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, B. A. George.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Russell Hamilton of Hide A Way Lake, Texas, Jacquline George Thornton of Irving and Kay George Robertson of Colleyville; one son, Jerry B. George of Grapevine; one sister, Deola Hand Black of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Etta Lee McClure
July 20, 1901 - Feb 9, 1993

Etta Lee McClure, 91, of Dallas, died Feb. 9, 1993, in Dallas.

Memorial services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was born July 20, 1901, in Corsicana. She was a member of the Cliff Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors include one niece and husband, Martha M. and William E. Rich Jr. of Rockledge, Fla.; two great-nephews, William E. Rich III of Rockledge, Fla. and James Thomas Rich of College Station.

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Ray Hayes Hanks
Jan 28, 1897 - Feb 26, 1993

Ray Haynes Hanks, 96, of Texas City, died Feb. 26, 1993, at Danforth Memorial Hospital in Texas City.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Oakwood cemetery, with the Rev. Jimmy Sheerer officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

He was born Jan. 28, 1897, in Streetman and was a retired engineer with Magnolia Petroleum, now Mobil Oil. He was a member of the Church of Christ, a retired elder of West Haven Church of Christ, and a member of the Woodman of the World.

Survivors include two daughters, Marie E. McLin of Texas City, and Tommie Lea Bazzoon of Cleveland, Texas; four grandchildren, Robert Halton, Billie Bazzoon, Kathleen Weidner and Paul McLin; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Paul McLin, Marcus McLin, Robert Halton, Billie Bazzoon and Peter Weidner.

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Adolpus Columbus Anderson
1857 - Mar 25, 1920

FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Former Citizen Here Who Died at Winnsboro Laid to Rest

The remains of the late A. C. Anderson, who was for many years a well known carpenter here and who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. P. Cobb in Winnsboro, Friday last at 12 o'clock reached here Saturday night and interment took place in Oakwood Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Sutherland undertaking parlors, Rev. C. H. Booth officiating. Members of the Carpenter's Union acted as pall bearers and there were many pretty floral offerings, the large design by the Carpenters Union being especially beautiful.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Chester Andersons [sic] of Tennessee and Roy Anderson of Sherman, and one daughter, Mrs. W. P. Cobb, of Winnsboro. Another daughter, Mrs. Terry McAfee, died here about a year ago. There are also six grandchildren. The two sons were both here to attend the funeral but Mrs. Cobb was kept away because of personal illness.

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Died in North Texas.

A. C. Anderson, a former well known carpenter here, died in North Texas yesterday, and the remains will be interred here tomorrow, the funeral to take place from the undertaking establishment of C. B. Sutherland at 4 p. m.

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Card of Thanks.

We desire to extend our heartfelt thanks to the many people of Corsicana who were so kind and considerate to the memory of our deceased father, A. C. Anderson, whom we buried in Oakwood Sunday afternoon.

MRS. W. P. COBB
CHESTER ANDERSON
ROY ANDERSON
TERRY McAFEE

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 30, 1920 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Resolutions of Respect.

Corsicana, Texas, April 12, 1920,
Local No. 731, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America:

Tribute to the deceased, Bro. A. C. Anderson, aged 61 years. Died March 25, 1920, at Winnsboro, Texas: interred in Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Texas.

With sorrow and grief we mourn the loss of an esteemed and efficient brother, Adolphus Columbus Anderson, with whom we so intimately have been associated these 12 years. Another link is missing in the great chain of life. Resolved, be it said of him---

A man worth while,
With cheer and smile;
For gloom he would not own,
But bright and gay,
The best would play;
Our loss is truly known.

To the bereaved loved ones are extended our sincere sympathies. In the death of this brother the earth has one less builder of good things.

Nevertheless in the divine wisdom and good will of Almighty God, Be it resolved that “Thy will be done,” giving comfort one to another by these faithful sayings of His: Let not your hearts be troubled, I go to prepare a place for you; I will come and receive you unto myself, into a city of many mansions, a place not made with hands. There remaineth a rest eternal in the Heavens.

LOCAL NO. 731 CARPENTERS AND JOINERS,

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William Clinton “Dick” Nokes
Nov 29, 1890 - Oct 26, 1977

W. C. Nokes

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William C. (Dick) Nokes, 86, resident of Rt. 1 Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Royce Turner will officiate, with burial following at Marshall Cemetery.

He was a farmer, member of Community Baptist Church, and lived in Corbet most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Nokes of Corsicana; six sons, Virgil Nokes of Corsicana, Carl Nokes of Plains, Robert E. Nokes of Bryan, Vernon Nokes of Waxahachie, Curtis Nokes, Santa Fe, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry M. Baker of Irving, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Jessie Lee Young, Leon Phillips, Jr., Rudolph Lake, Grant Lake, Bill Brown and Curtis Williams.

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W. C. Nokes

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for William C. (Dick) Nokes, 86, resident of Rt. 1, Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Royce Turner officiated, with burial following at Marshall Cemetery.

He was a farmer, a member of Community Baptist Church, and had lived in Corbet most of his life.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bessie Nokes of Corsicana; six sons, Virgil Nokes of Corsicana, Carl Nokes of Plains, Robert E. Nokes of Bryan, Vernon Nokes of Houston, Weldon Nokes of Waxahachie, and Curtis Nokes of Santa Fe; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry M. Baker of Irving; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, Two brothers, W. A. Nokes of Corsicana and George O. Nokes of Waco and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Jessie Lee Young, Leon Phillips, Jr., Rudolph Lake, Grant Lake, Bill Brown and Curtis Williams.

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James Wade Nokes
Jun 22, 1869 - Jun 10, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. W. NOKES ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

MAN PROMINENT IN COUNTY POLITICAL CIRCLES DIED SUDDENLY IN CORSICANA

Funeral services for J. W. Nokes, 62, long-time resident of Corbet community, who died early Saturday evening, were held Sunday afternoon at Marshall Cemetery where interment was made. The funeral cortege left the family residence at Corbet Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Mr. Nokes was stricken with a heart attack while talking with friends in the business district and died within a few minutes.

He had been prominent in political circles for many years, and was well known in Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, F. A. Nokes, Conroe; G. O. Nokes, Mildred; W. A. Nokes, Corbet and W. E. Nokes, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Opal Green, Corbet; two brothers, R. F. Nokes, Ferris, and E. C. Nokes, Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. J. M. McNeece, Corsicana; Mrs. J. J. Castle, Corsicana, and Mrs. F. L. Hamilton, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Allmon, Petty’s Chapel Baptist minister.

Mr. Nokes had been Democratic precinct chairman at Corbet for a number of years, and was a deputy sheriff during the terms of the late Sheriff Joe Hale.

A large number of Corsicana friends attended the last rites.

Pallbearers were Dock Bryant, Sam Tucker, D. Richie, Earl Jenkins, J. B. Skinner and E. E. Sandlin.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Garrett) Couch-Bryant
May 6, 1862 - Sep 29, 1924

Former Resident Here Died in Oklahoma

Mrs. Sallie Bryant, 65, wife of James M. Bryant, for many years a resident of the Corbet community died in El Dorado, Okla., yesterday.

The deceased is survived by her husband and eight children, J. I. Crouch, Mark Crouch, Reuben Crouch, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Pearl Estell of El Dorado, Okla. These are children by a former marriage. Of her second marriage, the children are Rufus Bryant, Myrtle Bryant and Ernest Bryant. The deceased left Navarro county several years ago, after a long residence in the county, and had a host of friends here who will regret to learn of her death.

The remains of Mrs. Bryant, accompanied by her venerable husband, now 86 years old, her daughter, Mrs. Pearl Estell, and her two step-sons, Walter and M. K. Bryant, reached here this morning at 10:50, and were taken to the home of her son, Frank Crouch on North Beaton street, and the funeral will take place from there tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in the Marshall Cemetery, eight miles west of here.

The eight children of the deceased were all with her when the end came.

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Funeral This Afternoon.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Sallie Bryant, wife of J. M. Bryant, who died in El Dorado, Okla., Sunday night, took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her son, Mark Crouch, with interment in the Marshall Cemetery, the services being conducted by Rev. Jerry Archer of Blooming Grove. The services were largely attended and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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Alice Elizabeth (Hodge) Boyte
Apr 7, 1895 - Nov 22, 1953

Sunday Services For Mrs. Boyte
Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Elizabeth Boyte, 58, who died in Memorial Hospital early Saturday were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. T. Rhea. Burial was in the Marshall Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, O. C. Boyte, Corsicana; three sons, Clovis Boyte, Mexia; Newburn Boyte, Corsicana, and Cpl. Henry Clay Boyte, Kentucky; four daughters, Mrs. Emma Mae Murphy, Mrs. Mary Florence and Mrs. Daisy Kuykendall, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Rebecca Middlecoff, Lindale; three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Brown and Mrs. Minnie Phillips, both of Arkansas, and Mrs. Phoebe Blackmon, Mexia, and 21 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Odell Price, Will Capehart, Lawrence Townley, Jeff Townley, Harry Conant and K. A. Price.

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House Destroyed By Fire Monday

Tragedy struck the Oscar C. Boyte family twice in three days as their residence was destroyed by fire Monday at 5:55 a.m. No one was at home.

Mrs. Boyte died Saturday in a local hospital and was buried Sunday afternoon.

Fire Chief Howard Bivins said the small house at 805 North Commerce was enveloped in flames when firemen arrived on the scene. The inside was gutted and the burned roof caved into the ruins. He said the family lost all of its possessions.
Boyte is employed by the city in the sanitary department.

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Start Fund For O. C. Boyte Family

Macray Department store and employees Tuesday started a fund to aid the O. C. Boyte family whose residence and furniture were destroyed by fire early this week. The mother died last week.

The department store is donating $10 in merchandise and employees—Mmes. Hardin, Powell, Paschall, Cates, Stewart, Miss Staggs and Messrs. Owen Gober, M. L. Ward and Claude Rogers, gave $12 for the unfortunate family.

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James Glenn Rodgers
Jun 16, 1896 - Mar 19, 1973

J. G. Rodgers

Funeral services for James Glenn Rodgers, 76, of Grand Prairie were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. H. Lively Brown officiating. Burial was to be in Post Oak Cemetery near Roane. He died Sunday.

A retired oil man, formerly was from Corsicana, he had lived in Grand Prairie for the past 17 years.

Surviving are his widow, one daughter, a granddaughter, a grandson and one sister.

Pallbearers were to be Harry Bryant, Kay Tatum, Paul Sloan, Harrison Sloan, Jerry Roe, Cullen Dunn, Clyde Stroud and Mitchell Boyd.

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Johnnie Elizabeth (Burke) McCluney
Aug 29, 1882 - Jan 3, 1928

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIES IN DALLAS TUESDAY

Mrs. J. E. McCluney, age 45 years died Tuesday evening at 6 o’clock in a sanitarium at Dallas and the body was forwarded to Corsicana for funeral services. The body will arrive Wednesday afternoon and will be taken to the home of J. O. Burke, 1740 West Third Avenue.

Funeral services will be held Thursday with burial in Post Oak Cemetery.

Mrs. McCluney is survived by four children, two sisters, Mrs. William Conner, Corsicana; Mrs. W. B. Brown, Waco; three brothers, J. O. Burke, S. Z. Burke, Corsicana and J. H. Burke, San Saba.

Mrs. McCluney was well known in Corsicana and Navarro county as the daughter of the late J. H. H. Burke.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 4, 1928
  • Listed Johnnie (Burke) McCluney
    w/o James Emmett McCluney d/o James Henry Harrison Burk and Martha Jane (Wright) Burke
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Johnnie B. McCluney, aged 44 years, who died in a Dallas sanitarium, Tuesday night at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon with interment in the
Post Oak Cemetery.

The body arrived late Wednesday afternoon from Dallas and was taken to the home of J. O. Burke, 1740 West Third avenue, brother of the deceased.

Mrs. McCluney is survived by four children, two sisters, Mrs. Wm. Conner, Corsicana and Mrs. W. B. Brown, Waco; three brothers, J. O. Burke and S. Z. Burke, San Saba.

The deceased was well known in Corsicana and Navarro county and was a daughter of the late J. H. H. Burke.

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Laura Maybell (Langston) Pillow
Apr 20, 1878 - Jun 13, 1950

Mrs. L. M. Pillow Rites Thursday; Pursley Burial

Funeral services for Mrs. Lura M. Pillow, 71, who died late Tuesday night at the P. and S. Hospital , were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Old Pursley cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the church, and Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Pillow had resided at 512 West Eleventh avenue since 1921.

Surviving are two sons, W. H. Pillow, Jacksonville, and L. A. Pillow, Corsicana; four grandchildren, a brother, W. E. Langston, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Barham, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers were Sam Barham, Granville Barham, Orville Langston, Odis Langston, William Langston, Charlie Sheppard and Gilmer Sheppard.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Henrietta (Bunch) Wright
Feb 16, 1886 - Jun 30, 1932

PURSLEY WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE THURSDAY

Mrs. Henrietta Wright, aged 46 years, wife of C. A. Wright of Pursley, died in the Navarro Clinic at 1 o’clock Thursday afternoon after an illness of 12 days, and the funeral will be held from the Pursley Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Pursley cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. L, Hines, minister of the Church of Christ here.

Mrs. Wright was a native of Navarro county and had resided in this county practically all of her life. The family had resided in the Pursley community for 18 years.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Erven, Elven, Conrad and Denver Wright, and seven daughters, Wilmer, Belner, Almer, Zelmer, Ermer, Verner and Gaynell Wright, all of the Pursley community; mother Mrs. Mattie Bunch, Corsicana; six brothers, Charles Bunch, Oglesby, Texas; Fred Bunch, Corsicana; Barney Bunch, Drane; Joe Bunch, Corsicana; Roy Bunch, Corsicana, and William Bunch, Gatesville, and a sister, Mrs. Jaunita Baker, Drane.

The funeral arrangements are being made by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 30, 1932
  • Unsure which cemetery old or new Pursley
    w/o Connie Alvatice Wright d/o Eramus B. Bunch & Martha Matilda “Mattie” (Mitchell) Bunch
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY WAS BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Wright, aged 46 years, native of Navarro county, wife of C. A. Wright of the Pursley community, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock following an illness of 12 days, were held from the Pursley Church of Christ Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the
Pursley cemetery.

The family had resided in Pursley for the past 18 years.

Surviving are her husband four sons, Erven, Elven, Conrad and Denver Wright; seven daughters, Wilmer, Belner, Almer, Zelmer, Erma, Verner and Gaynell Wright, all of Pursley; mother, Mrs. Mattie Bunch, Corsicana; six brothers, Charles Bunch, Oglesby; Fred Bunch, Corsicana; Barney Bunch, Drane; Joe Bunch, Corsicana; Roy Bunch, Gatesville; and William Bunch, Gatesville; and a sister, Mrs. Juanita Baker, Drane.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Willis Harrison Cagle
Feb 12, 1910 - Nov 25, 1973

W. H. Cagle

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church for Mr. W. H. Cagle, 63, of Barry, who died Sunday night at his home.

Rev. Ronnie Chesser will officiate and burial will be at Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements are with McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Leona Cagle of Barry; a son, Calvin Cagle of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Munoz of Irving; three sisters, Mrs. Pearl Seward of Colorado Springs, Mrs. Alice Thompson, and Mrs. Judy Touchstone, both of Ponca City, Okla.; his mother, Mrs. Hettie Cagle of Ponca City and a grandson.

Pallbearers will be members of First Baptist Church.

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James Durwood Toten, Sr.
Nov 11, 1888 - Dec 17, 1958

Thursday Rites For J. D. Toten

James Douward Toten, 70, Brushie Prairie farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Callie Toten, pioneer, Brushie Prairie resident.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist church, and Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor of the Dawson Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Brushie Prairie; a son J. D. Toten, Dawson; six sisters, Mrs. Abe Raley, Dawson; Mrs. Newt Price, Wellington; Mrs. Virgil Wright, Overton; Mrs. Claude Horn and Mrs. Ben Jordan, both of Hubbard; Mrs. Gurnie Breedlove, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Wolfe Funeral Home will direct.

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John Laverne Crawford
Apr 1, 1932 - May 5, 1932

Infant Passed Away At Brushie Prairie Burial On Thursday
BRUSHY PRAIRIE, May 7—(Spl.)—John LaVerne, one-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Crawford of the Brushy Prairie community died at an early hour Thursday morning following an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held at the Brushy Prairie Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. F. O. Waddill officiating. Interment was made in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, one sister, Estelle, one brother Erselle; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Thompson of Brushy Prairie, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crawford of Corbet; great-grandmother, Mrs. Martin Lindsey of Mexia, and a number of other relatives.

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Evelyn Sue (Holifield) Hammond
Mar 20, 1916 - Nov 04, 1974

Mrs. Evelyn Hammond

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church for Mrs. Evelyn Hammond, 58, who died Monday night in Irving.

Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor will officiate, with burial to be at Dresden cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home.

She was a member of Oak View Baptist Church in Irving.

Survivors include her mother, two sons, three daughters, two brothers, and three sisters.

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Mrs. Hammond

BLOOMING GROVE—Services are pending at Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Evelyn Hollifield Hammond, 58, who died Monday in Irving.

Surviving Mrs. Hammond are her mother, Mrs. Ellie Mae Hollifield of Blooming Grove; two sons, Cecil Wayne Vaught and Benny DeWayne Vaught both of Irving; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Sue Wright and Mrs. Esta Sobaski of Irving and Mrs. Wanda Jean Sobaski of California; two brothers, J. B. Hollifield of Corsicana and Barney Gene Hollifield of Wichita, Kansas; and three sisters, Mrs. Aliene Vest of Lancaster; Mrs. Buela Mae Cater of San Antonio and Mrs. Louester McGraw of Blooming Grove.

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Winnie Jackson (Young) Dodd
Sep 13, 1909 - Sep 10, 1993

Winnie Dodd, 83, of Dallas, died Sept. 10, 1993 at Doctors Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus Dodd Jr.

Survivors include one sister, Lillie Marlow of Dallas; two nieces; and one nephew.

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Opal Irene (Adkins) Eddlemon
May 26, 1919 - Apr 25, 1993

Opal Irene Eddlemon, 73, of Barry, died April 25, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Charlie Hall officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was a former employee of the Blooming Grove public school cafeteria for 25 years and a member of Barry Baptist Church. She had taught Sunday school for 34 years. She moved to Barry with her husband, D.D. Eddlemon, in 1981.

She was preceded in death ty her husband, D.D. "Lum" Eddlemon in 1982.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Egan of St. George, Utah, and Susan Anderfuren of Aurora, Colo.; one sister, Ruth Fuller of Ennis; three grandchildren, Brad Strickland of Orlando, Fla., and Anita and MIchael Strickland of Aurora, Colo.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Grant, Marshal Massengale, Larry Carr, Boyd Bryant, Tommy Stewart and Lowell Reed.

Honorary pallbearers will be John Reed, Melvin Lynch and Leonard Conn.

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Edgar Earl Ewing
Jan 14, 1917 - Sep 18, 1993

Edgar Earl Ewing, 76, of Barry, died Sept. 18, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Bertha Ewing of Barry; two sons, Ronnie Ewing of Milford and Donald Ewing of Corsicana; two sisters, Edith Campbell of Blooming Grove and Annie Sisson of Corsicana; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Calhoun, L.C. Carter, Bill Carter Jr., E.A. Toten, Tim Campbell and Ben Ewing.

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John Henry Ford
Aug 17, 1935 - Oct 15, 1993

John Henry Ford, 58, of Frost, died Oct. 15, 1993, near Barry.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday in Rose Hill Cemetery, with Marvin Moore officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Harold and Shirley Ford of Frost; two daughters, Johnnie Holcomb of Waxahachie and Deborah Ovalle of Corsicana; and nine grandchildren.

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Fannie Marie (Wilson) Fuller
Aug 12, 1921 - Mar 20, 1993

Fannie Marie Fuller, 71, of Corsicana, died March 20, 1993, in Corsicana.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert Almanza officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer F. Fuller.

Survivors include two sisters, Sue Wilson and Mary Flarity, both of Corsicana; four brothers, Marvin Wilson of Mesquite, Raymond Wilson of Terrell, Richard Wilson of Tyler and W. E. Wilson Jr. of Temple; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gordan Griffin, Bill Southland, Kenneth Southland, Buddy Fuller, Barry Fikes and Jean Armstrong.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 22, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Her maiden must be Wilson since there are four brothers with that name.
  • Bill Southland and Kenneth Southland are probably Bill and Kenneth Southard.

Lillie Bama (Beaird) Fuller
Oct 15, 1903 - Sep 30, 1993

Lillie Fuller, 89, of Corsicana, died Sept. 30, 1993, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include her son, Buddy Fuller of Blooming Grove; one daughter; Louise Fuller Smith of Cleburne; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jean Armstrong, Jay Sewell, Ralph Page, Charles Moore, Bill Page and Kenneth Southard.

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Robert Horace "Bobby" Gantt
Sep 14, 1908 - May 21, 1993

Robert H. Gantt, 84, of Corsicana, died May 21, 1993 at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Officiating will be the Rev. Dennis Wolver.

He was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Wynona Gantt, in 1970, and a daughter, Barbara Murphy, in 1980.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Kay Gantt of Duncanville; one daughter and two sons-in-law, Betty and Larry Hughes of Frost and Perry L. Murphy of Corsicana; two sisters, Nancy Garrison of Blooming Grove and Ann Sheppard of Houston; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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Annie Ruth (Grounds) Green
Aug 17, 1918 - Jul 18, 1993

Annie Ruth Green, 74, of Lancaster, Texas, died July 18, 1993.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Lancaster Park Baptist Church with the Rev. John Hollingsworth and the Rev. Bill Allen officiating. Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Services are under the direction Byrum Funeral Home in Lancaster.

She was born July 18, 1918, in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one daughter, Ruth Ann Tuley of Red Oak; two brothers, Reagan Grounds of Corsicana and Ralph Grounds of Hillsboro; two sisters, Wilma Flovin of Corsicana and Pinkie Bell of Fort worth; two grandsons, Scott Tuley of Glenn Heights and Kelly Tuley of Lancaster; and five great-grandchildren.

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Ruby Lee (Marsh) Hargrove
Jan 18, 1922 - Jun 26, 1993

Ruby Lee Hargrove, 71, of Corsicana, died June 26, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Monday in Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Jan L. White officiating. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Jan. 18, 1922, in Elkhart.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clovis Laferne Hargrove.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Marsha and William J. McKie of Corsicana; two grandsons, Brent Morelock of Corsicana and Lance Morelock of Waco; one sister, Ree Washburn of Corsicana; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Mercy of Hospice.

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Vera Mae (Henderson) Harris
Jul 8, 1922 - Jul 13, 1993

Vera Mae Harris, 71, of Barry, died July 13, 1993 at her residence.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Brother Terry Skinner will officiate.
Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was born July 8, 1922 and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include her husband, C. E. (Jeff) Harris of Barry; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Diann Harris of Waxahachie; two daughters and a son-in-law, Linda Harris of Dallas and Vickie and Gary Wolcott of Ft. Worth; three sisters, Lillian Rhodes of Blooming Grove, Mable Sickling of Muenster and Pearl Rosson of Corsicana; and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Gerald Ray Burgany, Elvyn Rhodes, Ross Rhodes, Melvin Prince, Jimmy Enlow and John F. Henderson.

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Annie Jewel (Collins) Holditch
Jul 21, 1914 - Jun 2, 1993

Annie Jewell Holditch, 78, of Grapevine, died June 2, 1993, at Baylor Hospital in Grapevine.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery, with Marvin Moore officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one daughter, Mozelle Madera of Grapevine; one brother, Sam R. Collins of Mineola; two sisters, Ruth Smith of Waxahachie and Fannie Mae Poulter of Crowley; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Martha Marquita (Carnell) Lawless
Dec 2, 1928 - Nov 14, 1993

Martha Marquita Lawless, 64, of Angus, died Nov. 14, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Gary Johnson officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 2, 1928, in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Lee Lawless.

Survivors include her mother, Theris Bell of Corsicana; two sisters, Irma Armstrong of Angus and Ida Blue of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Tommy Lee Lawless
Apr 20, 1923 - Apr 21, 1993

Tommy Lee Lawless, 70, of Angus, died April 21, 1993, in Angus.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born April 20, 1923, in Purdon. He was retired from Fort Worth Steel in 1984.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Lawless of Angus; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. J.C. Armstrong of Angus, and Mrs. M.H. Blue of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Keith Frank Nerad
Dec 28, 1949 - Mar 3, 1993

Keith Frank Nerad, 43, of Dallas, died March 3, 1993, in Dallas.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Rose Hill Cemetery with Warren Gage officiating.

Survivors include one brother, Kim Nerad of Oak Park, Ill; one sister, Kathy Van Eynothoven of Moteuka, New Zealand; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Vera Alea (Davis) Kennedy-Shell
Dec 7, 1898 - Oct 11, 1993

Vera Shell, 94, of Hillsboro, died Oct. 11, 1993, in a Hillsboro hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

She was born Dec. 7, 1898, in Purdon to Jack and Dora Davis. She was a resident of Blooming Grove and Pursley for many years. She was the last surviving member of a pioneer family in Navarro County. She was the co-founder of Shell's Fashion Store in Hillsboro and the Shell's Variety Store in Blooming Grove for 30 years. She was a member of the Central Baptist Church for 53 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben Shell, in 1971; one son, Charles Kennedy in 1984; eight brothers and sisters, Bert Davis, Drude David [sic], Plemon Davis, Nuge Davis, Bill Davis, Mary Ford, Ava Durvin and Carry Tickle.

She is survived by two daughters, Jean Hollingsworth of Hillsboro and Freida Lueke of Melbourne, Fla.; four grandsons, Bill Kennedy of Waco, Jack Kennedy of Dallas, Jimmy Hollingsworth of Whitney and Michael Barstow of New Jersey; one granddaughter, Belinda Payne of North Carolina; 13 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews; and a host of friends.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Lusk, Ronald Waldrip, Ralph Page, Jay Sewell, Elmer Ledbetter and Sidney Moore.

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Glondon (Overton) Youngblood
Nov 20, 1910 - Dec 6, 1993

Glondon Youngblood, 83, of Schurtz, died Dec. 6, 1993, in Autumn Winds Retirement Lodge.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana, with the Rev. Randy Daugherty officiating.
Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Sonya and Barney Newton of Sn Antonio; three grandchildren, Rick Newton of Corsicana, Randy Newton of McKinney and Kim Sharp of Sn Antonio; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rick Newton, Randy Newton, Richard Sharp, Jerry Robinson, L.H. Gassaway and Dr. Leo Fitzgerald.

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Loyd France Cooper
Jan 8, 1933 - Apr 22, 1985

Loyd F. Cooper

BLOOMING GROVE—Loyd F. Cooper, 52, of Blooming Grove, died today at his resicence.

The funeral will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. David Fortner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Bobbie Cooper of Blooming Grove; his mother, Maggie Mae Cooper of Dallas; three daughters, Teena Kay Fields of Dallas and Susie Gail Woodall and Tenica Cooper, both of Blooming Grove; four brothers, Ray Cooper of Mesquite, Fred Cooper of Cedar Creek, Gary Cooper of Dallas and Jimmy Cooper of Wills Point; five sisters, Ann Belle Scarbrough of Mesquite, Dixie Lou Mitchell of Wills Point, Mary Dilger of Tyler, Leona Moore of Oklahoma and a sister from New Mexico; and five grandchildren.

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Ann Louise (McCulloch) Crawford
Nov 4, 1932 - Apr 23, 1991

Ann L. Crawford

Ann L. Crawford, 58, of Corsicana died April 23, 1991, at her residence.

Services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at Westhill Church of Christ. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove under direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Ms. Crawford was a public school teacher for 29 years at Frost High School, Corsicana High School, Collins Middle School and Drane Middle School.

She was an active member of Westhill Church of Christ, and was involved in three summer church evangelistic campaigns, which were located in Scotland, Hawaii and Hamburg, N.Y.

In recent years she became a volunteer at the Corsican Residential Youth Treatment Center. In 1987 she was named outstanding community volunteer at the Corsicana State Home, and also was honored by the Texas Youth Commission at the State Conference.

At this year’s State Home Volunteer Banquet she was named the outstanding church volunteer worker at the campus, and was again recognized at the TYC State Volunteer Conference in Austin.

Ms. Crawford was an honor graduate of Sam Houston State University in 1954, where she was named to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.

She is survived by her husband, W. M. (Mack) Crawford of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Sharon Mahoney of Corsicana; two sons, Tate (Willie) Crawford of Corsicana and Neal Crawford of Irving; one sister, Mrs. M. T. Carpenter of Texas City; one brother, J. W. McCulloch of Texas City; four grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Berry and nephews, Crawford Tatum, Todd Carpenter, Roy McCulloch, Jerry Morris and David Millo.

Honorary pallbearers are Keith McCulloch, E. M. Sheppard, Kris Moore, Carlos Moore, Joe Brooks, Ronnie Young, Ralph Porter, Gerry Harris, Ben Acock and Sammy Mosley.

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Joretta Joyce (Burley) Crenshaw
Feb 24, 1933 - Apr 7, 1982

Mrs. Joretta Crenshaw

BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Joretta Crenshaw, 49, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday at Methodist Hospital in Dallas.

Service is Friday 10 a.m. Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Revs. Leroy Reaves and David Fortner officiating. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Clyde Crenshaw, of Blooming Grove; one son, Rickey Crenshaw, of Blooming Grove; her parents Mr. and Mrs. Bill Tarrant, of Greenville; one sister, Mrs. Joann Leggett, of Greenville.

Pallbearers are Charles Dennis, Dusty Ledbetter, W. A. Massie, J. L. Patton, Don McGraw and Ronald Lynch.

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Wiley Major Crenshaw, Sr.
Dec 29, 1896 - Jul 15, 1986

W. M. Crenshaw Sr.

W. M. Crenshaw Sr., 89, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Revs. Neal Rogers and Bruce Cotton officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Clyde Crenshaw and W. M. Crenshaw Jr., both of Blooming Grove and Leon Crenshaw of Louisville, Ky.; a daughter, Gladys Hughes of Burnside, Ky.; a brother Charlie Crenshaw of Midlothian; a sister, Billie Morgan of Midlothian; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

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Robert Hayes Cruse
Mar 17, 1877 - Mar 28, 1948

Robert H. Cruse Is Found Dead In His Room Monday

Robert H. Cruse, aged 73 years, was found dead in his room at George’s Hotel, Collin and Commerce streets, Monday morning at 8:30 o’clock.

Death was ascribed to natural causes in a coroner’s verdict returned by Judge A. E. Foster justice of the peace, following an inquest. Investigations were conducted by Joe Allen, constable; Dr. Wm. K. Logsdon examined the body.

A Spanish-American war veteran, Cruse had resided in Corsicana for about 45 years. He formerly was employed by the city and with a pipeline company and gas concern prior to his retirement a number of years ago.

John Hardin, also a resident of the hotel, said he saw Cruse lying in bed at 3 a. m. Monday when he passed Cruse’s room. The door was open. At 8:30 a m. Monday, Hardin went to investigate and discovered he was dead. The physician said he had been treating Cruse for high blood pressure and other ailments.

Four children and other relatives survive.

The body was taken to the Corley Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon pending the arrival of relatives.

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ROBERT H. CRUSE RITES ARE HELD HERE ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Robert H. Cruse, aged 71 years, who was found dead in his room early Monday were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Blooming Grove. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Death was ascribed to natural causes in a coroner’s verdict returned by Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace, following an investigation.

A Spanish-American War veteran, Cruse was a native of Birmingham, Ala., but had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a son, Sgt. Roy Cruse, U. S. Army, Germany, three daughters, Mrs. Bell Holmes, Tyler; Mrs. Pat Dahl and Mrs. Lois Varner, both of Houston; and three granddaughters, Mrs. Gladys Neely, Tyler; Mrs. Juanita Johnson and Miss Patsy Varner, both of Houston.

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Sarah Belle "Sallie" (Rushing) Davis
Oct 3, 1881 - Jun 23, 1969

Mrs. Sallie Davis

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Sallie Davis, 87, a native of Texas who died Monday at Twilight Home. The Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate. Mrs. Davis was a member of the Baptist church.

She is survived by a son, J. Clyde Davis of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. May Blackmond of San Angelo; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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Davis Services

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Sallie Davis who died Monday at the Twilight Home. Interment was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated.

Survivors include a son, J. Clyde Davis of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. May Blackmond of San Angelo; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ben Arthur Garrison, Bill Battett, Lynn Yarbrough and Clyde Earl Franks.

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Stacie (Smith) Crisp
May 2, 1898 - Sep 3, 1994

Stacie Crisp

Stacie Crisp, 96, a longtime resident of Ellis County, died Sept. 3, 1994 at Renfro Nursing Home in Waxahachie.

Funeral service was 1 p.m. Monday at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home Chapel in Waxahachie with Rev. Gaylon Halt Officiating. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was born May 2, 1898 in Navarro County to James Monroe and Annie Maude Terry Smith. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Waxahachie.

She was preceded in death by an infant son; one daughter, Mrs. Billy Jean Collins of Irving; three brothers; and one sister.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Eleanor Jewell Rudd and Mildred L. and Frank Butler, all of Waxahachie; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Alan Butler, Ricky Collins, Josh Butler, Johnny Butler, Jedd Rudd and David Rudd.

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Addie Pearl (Griffin) Cumpston
Sep 16, 1896 - Aug 30, 1987

Addie P. Compston

Addie Pearl Compston, 90, of Corsicana died Sunday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Service is 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Billie Pullin and Dorothy Lusk, both of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Leo Griffin of Breckenridge, Lacy Griffin of San Antonio and Alford Griffin of California; a sister, Ina Tatum of Navarro Mills; three grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Buddy Fuller, Bill Tipping, Doug Magee, Mike Pullin, Jay Sewell and Ralph Page.

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Clyde Dale
Jun 5, 1901 - Mar 31, 1981

Clyde Dale

Clyde Dale, 79, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Service is 3 p.m. Thursday in First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with the Rev. Doyle Darwin and the Rev. Dave Fortner officiating. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a retired farmer and a member of First Methodist Church in Irene.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rose Dale, of Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. R. W. McGaha, of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. C. Thomerson of Corsicana; one son, Miller (Shep) Dale, of Alaska; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Markus Thomerson, Tracy McGaha, Ronald McGaha, Greg Dale, Bob Dale and James Dale.

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Rosa Lee "Rose" (Sheppard) Dale
Nov 13, 1898 - Aug 3, 1986

Rose Dale

Rose Dale, 87, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Revs. Doyle Darwin and Bruce Cotton officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Miles (Shep) Dale of Anchorage, Alaska; two daughters, Nell Thomerson and Freda McGaha; a brother, Gilmer Sheppard of Blooming Grove; eight grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Wister Carlisle "Carl" Daniel
Nov 12, 1895 - Mar 15, 1983

Carl Daniel

Carl Daniel, 88, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday night at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Graveside service is Thursday, 4 p.m. Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating.

The body will lie in state at Blooming Grove Methodist Church until service time.

Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nanett Daniel; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Billie Ruth Daniel, of Mertens; two grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Daniel, of Corsicana, Malcom Daniel, of Bryan, and Leland Daniel, of Dresden; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Yates, of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Marshall Howard, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Grace Wilson, of Pasadena.

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Dora Cornelia (Campbell) Davis
Jul 20, 1907 - Oct 3, 1988

Cornelia Davis

Cornelia Davis, 81, of Brenham, died Oct. 3, 1988, at Bohne Memorial Hospital in Brenham.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church in Brenham. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Wednesday in Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Memorial Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements in Brenham. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She is survived by her husband, T. F. (Bud) Davis, of Brenham; daughter, Linda McCoy, of Kilgore; sister, Mary Doyle, of El Paso; and two grandchildren.

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Raymond A. Pugh
Oct 18, 1917 - Jan 9, 1993

Raymond A. Pugh, 75, of Corsicana, died Jan. 9, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 18, 1917 in Terra Haute, Indiana. He was a resident of Corsicana for the past seven years, formerly of Merriville, Miller and Gary, Ind. He was employed by U.S. Steel Corp. in Gary, Indiana in the accounting department. He was a veteran of World War II serving in Panama and Germany for four years.

He is survived by his wife, Kathryn Evanoff Pugh of Corsicana; one daughter, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas "Connie" Sheriff of Corsicana; one son, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond and Elizabeth Pugh of St. Paul, Minn.; three grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Jane Bemis of Manitou Beach, Mich., Martha Davis of Avon Park, Fla. and Betty Coats of Brownsburg, Ind.; one brother, John Pugh of Stewart, Miss.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Laverna Blackburn Stewart
abt 1907 - Feb 21, 1993

Laverna Blackburn Stewart, 85, of Corsicana, died Feb. 21, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, George Richard and Peggy Blackburn, Jr. of Corsicana; one sister, Venus Brady of Dallas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three nieces.

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Paul Ficzeri Jr.
Aug 23, 1914 - Mar 4, 1993

Paul Ficzeri Jr., 78, of Corsicana, died March 4, 1993 in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Christian Church in Corsicana with the Rev. George Procter-Smith officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Aug. 22, 1914 in Cleveland, Ohio and was retired from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. He was a 40-year member of the American Society of Safety Engineers. He also was a Master Mason in the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Ohio Lodge #0508 Woodward in Lyndhurst, Ohio; was a member of the Scottish Rites Free Masonry 32nd degree, Valley of Balboa, Orient of the Panama Canal; a member of the Shriner of Abou-Saad Temple; and the Royal Order of Jesters in the Panama Canal, Court #18.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Helen Ficzeri.

Survivors include his son, the Rev. Paul Ficzeri of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Susan Ficzeri and Helen Ficzeri, both of Corsicna; one sister, Sue Farkas of Cleveland, Ohio; and one brother Albert Ficzeri of Tucson, Ariz.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Christian Church in Corsicana.

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Wilmer Hence Pillow
Jul 18, 1906 - Oct 20, 1974

W. H. Pillow
RETREAT—Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. H. Pillow, 68, resident of Retreat, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Luther Crawford will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Beeman-Cemetery.

He was a native of Pursley and a retired baker.

Survivors include his widow of Retreat; a son, Neal Pillow of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Laura Etta Murphy of Corsicana; three grandchildren, a brother, L. A. Pillow of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Baumgartner, D. N. Poarch, Charley King, Bobby Pillow, Walter Boyd, and Otis Langston.

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Benjamin Franklin Easterling
Sep 11, 1889 - Apr 30, 1972

Ben Easterling

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ben F. Easterling, 82, who lived in Chatfield since 1902. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He died Sunday at Twilight Nursing Home. He was a rancher, served during World War I in France and was born in Cade, Tex.

Survivors include his widow, a sister, Mrs. R. L. Henderson of Waco; two nieces and four nephews.

Pallbearers will be J. H. Montfort, R. E. Montfort, Theo Montfort, Terry Montfort, Charles Smith,R. L. Henderson, Jr., Hugh T. Shelton and Larry Shelton.

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Rubye Willard (Morgan) Milne
Jul 18, 1912 - Jul 14, 1970

Mrs. Milne Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Rubye Willard Milne, 57, Rice, died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Melvin R. Waters officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She is survived by her husband, A. C. Milne, Rice; one son, Kenneth Milne, Irving; one daughter, Mrs. Fayrene Sorensen, Corpus Christi; three grandsons and one granddaughter; one sister, Mrs. Dorothy Steel, Waco; three brothers, Mark Morgan, Rice; Bill Morgan, Killeen, and Mason Morgan, Dallas; her step-mother, Mrs. Cassie Morgan, Frost; one half-sister, Mrs. Helen Barham, Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Sam Saunders, Carrol L. Saunders, Nathan Andrews, Earl Ogborn, Wayne Morgan and Edgar Montgomery.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 14, 1970
  • w/o Arthur Carroll Milne d/o Thomas Madison Morgan buried at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Tx. and Lida (Mason) Morgan
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Henry “Billy” Talkington, III
Sep 22, 1946 - Jun 14, 1960

Talkington Rites Are Held

Funeral services for William Henry Talkington, 111, were to be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Northside Baptist church with Rev. Gaither Day, North Corsicana Methodist pastor, and Rev. Norman Ferguson, Northside pastor, conducting the rites. Interment was to be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The 13-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Talkington, Jr., died early Tuesday at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic. He had been ill almost a year.

An outstanding youthful athlete in the Little League baseball program, Billy Talkington was a regular catcher for the National Blacks for four years.

Survivors, other than the parents of Corsicana, are one sister, Janie Marie Talkington, Corsicana; two brothers, Douglas Van Talkington, Abilene, and Richard Lee Talkington, Corsicana; a grandmother, Mrs. R. F. Nokes, Malakoff, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be S. J. Beebe, Jack Omberg, Bobby Joyner, George Richards, John Nelson, and G. D. Roman.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Homer Lewis Merrell
Dec 7, 1905 - Sep 16, 1972

H. L. Merrell

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at Corley Chapel for Homer L. Merrell, 64, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Robert J. Potts and the Rev. Robert J. Potts and the Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park. Masons will be in charge of graveside rites.

A retired section foreman for the St. Louis & Southwestern Railroad, Merrell was a native of Purdon and longtime Corsicana resident. He was a member of First Baptist Church here and of the Masonic Lodge of Big Sandy.

He is survived by his widow of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Clyde Rogers, Jr. of Wichita Falls; two nieces, Mrs. Glennie Cantrell of Atlanta, GA., and Mrs. Bobbie James of El Paso; and several cousins.

Pallbearers will be George Hulsey, Ellis Owens, O. T. Wood, Charles O. Floyd, D. S. Kennemore, and Jack Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will include Sam Skinner, Lewis Owens, Guy Davis, Beldin T. Cole, Jack Pierce and P. B. Davis.

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Joe W. Grace
Jun 30, 1879 - Aug 12, 1964

Hold Services For Joe Grace

Funeral services for Joe Grace, 85, retired farmer, who died in a Hubbard rest home Wednesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Corbet, Grace resided in Northwest Apartments before going to Hubbard six months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Hubbard; two sons, Tony Grace, Wortham, and Homer Grace, Fairfield; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Miller, Purdon, and Mrs. Charles Tisdale, Houston; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Dolly Howard, Tulsa Okla., and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Eula Pearl (Brown) Morris
Mar 20, 1888 - Dec 16, 1972

Mrs. Morris
Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Zeb (Pearl) Morris, 84, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Harvey Ozmer and Rev. Leroy Ward will officiate.

Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Hubbard.

Survivors include two sons, M. L. (Billy) Morris of Waco and Z. B. Morris of Shreveport, La.; four daughters, Mrs. S. C. Ward and Miss Martha Morris both of Corsicana, Mrs. Leroy Reed of Kerens, and Mrs. C. O. Nicholson of Shreveport; 13 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; a brother Frank Brown of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Bessie Woodward of Fort Worth, and a half-sister, Mrs. Frances Brown Glenn of Big Springs.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Delila Dell (Elrod) Thompson
Apr 17, 1878 - May 10, 1963

Hold Services Mrs. Thompson

Funeral services for Mrs. A. L. Thompson, 85, 720 North Twenty-Third street, who died Friday morning after a several years’ illness, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. She was a native of McLennan County.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a brother, C. H. Elrod, Amarillo; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Williams, Abilene; Mrs. Ethel Hanks, Palestine, and Laura Hammond, Wichita Falls, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. T. Eady, Harold Koch, L. E. Riley, W. C. Absher, Lin Warthan and J. S. Tekell.

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Oliver Albritton
Sep 23, 1935 - Oct 17, 2012
 

Oliver Albritton passed away Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012, at Baylor Hospital surrounded by friends and family.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; his children, Mike, Julie, John and Ellen; and his grandchildren, Maggie, Ben, Caleb, Matt, and Anne; and other beloved family members and many friends.

Oliver was born in Corsicana to Mary and O.L. Albritton and lived there his entire life. He was a rancher and banker as well as a community leader. He graduated from Corsicana High School where he played football. He went to SMU where he earned his BA and continued on to Stanford University to receive his MBA.

His passions were Navarro College where he served as President of the Board, the Navarro College Foundation where he also served as President, the Navarro Community Foundation, the Caston Scholarship Board, and the Corsicana Industrial Recruiting. As trustee at the old First National Bank, he set up many of the charitable trusts which have helped numerous people and groups in Navarro County.

He was responsible for raising money and for selecting scholarship recipients to Navarro College and other universities. While on the Industrial Recruitment Team, he was responsible for the acquisition of Guardian Industries, Russell Stover Candies and many of the other industries in Navarro County. He raised money for the additions to the Cook Center and the soon to be Hunter-Gatherers of the Blackland Prairies exhibit. Throughout his lifetime he received numerous awards, including the Art Keeney Award and the Tom White Community Service Award. He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

He was a family man, story teller, a hunter, fisherman, a sports fan, and a person dedicated to helping others.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at 1204 Lexington Square.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at the Navarro College Cook Center.

The family requests that memorial be to the Navarro College Foundation or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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George Mooneyhan
Sept 6, 1912 - Feb 2, 1993

George Mooneyhan Sr., 80, of Corsicana, died Feb. 2, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Sept. 6, 1912, in Navarro County, and was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. He was a member of the Baptist church and owner/operator of Mooneyhan's Pawn Shop.

Survivors include his wife, Thelma Mooneyhan of Corsicana; one son, George Mooneyhan Jr. of Austin; one daughter-in-law, Zula Mooneyhan of Austin; one grandson, Charles Mooneyhan of Taylor; one granddaughter, Joyce White of Round Rock; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ernest Mooneyhan and Lloyd Mooneyhan, both of Corsicana, and Albert Mooneyhan of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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William Daniel Combs Sr.
Apr 22, 1909 - Feb 7, 1993

William D. Combs Sr. 83, of Corsicana, died Feb. 7, 1993, at Ann S. Ramer Home in Mesquite.

Wake services will be 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. James Chaney will officiate. Entombment will be in Resthaven Mausoleum.

He received his bachelor's degree in physical science from Wylie College in Marshall, Texas.

He received his master's degree from the University of Iowa. He was active in various civic organizations and was a deacon/trustee and Sunday school teacher at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Wynona Moore Combs of Corsicana; one son, William D. Combs Jr. of Houston; one daughter, Patricia Brazil of Euless; four grandchildren, Gregory Combs, Warrick Combs, Lucy Jan Combs and Kiah Brazil; and numerous other relatives.

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Bryant Voorhees Harris
Sep 13, 1926 - Feb 8, 1993

Bryant V. Harris, 66, of Corsicana, died Feb. 8, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Russell Bankes officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Ingeborg Harris of Corsicana; two sons, Lothar Edwin Harris of Sacremento, Calif., and Bryant Harris Jr. of Arkansas; two daughters, Ingeborg K. C. Harris of Wills Point and Stephenie V. Brooks of Sunset, Texas; two brothers, David Harris of Fort Worth and Charles Lee Harris of Oregon; one sister, Barzella Ruth Harris of San Antonio; and three grandchildren, Timothy Harris and Katherine Harris, both of Sacremento, Calif., and Ashley Rae Brooks of Sunset.

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Johnnie Elbert Grant
Apr 18, 1920 - Feb 8, 1993

Johnnie E. Grant, 72, of Corsicana, died Feb. 9, 1993.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park with full military honors.

He was born April 18, 1920, in Frost, and grew up in Kerens. He had been a resident of Corsicana for several years before his death at the V.A. Hospital in Waco. He was a veteran of World War II and during his years in the Army had served in Germany, Okinawa, Africa, Japan, Italy, and various posts in the United States. He retired after 31 years of service.

He was preceded in death by his son, Hermann F. Forstmann in 1989.

He is survived by his wife Maria M. "Helen" Grant of Corsicana; one daughter, Anita Brogden of Houston; one son, Johnny Grant of Houston; one daughter-in-law, Sue Forstmann Lancaster of Corsicana; four sisters, Christine Simmons of Mexia, Ellen Taylor of Casco, Ark., Catherine Patman of Corsicana, and Virginia Grant of Dallas; three sisters-in-law, Emily Patterson and husband Tom of Fort Wayne, Ind., Augusta Sandfuchs and Elisabeth Kramer, both of Germany; one brother-in-law, Hermann L.
Forstmann of German; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Pallbearers will be provided by the military.

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James Moody "Tex" King
d Mar 4, 1993

J.M. "Tex" King, 67, of Corsicana, died March 4, 1993 in the Temple Veterans Administration Hospital.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was preceded in death by one son, Robert Shults.

Survivors include, his wife, Parilee King of Corsicana; one son, Don Shults of Corsicana; four daughters, Bit Prentiss and Iva Durham, both of Houston, Mary Lovelady of Corsicana and Linda Hutson of Austin; four sisters, Romana Ann Mosley, Jackie Lackey, June Gillestie and Jane Brewer; 17 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Jack Wade Prentiss, Blu Wayne Prentiss, Terry Black, Jason Alford, James Seal and Lewis Richardson.

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Beatrice Hattie (Weinberger) Stokes
Sep 1, 1934 - Feb 8, 2012

Beatrice Stokes

Funeral services for Beatrice Hattie Stokes, 77, of Wills Point, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday morning, February 10, 2012, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell with Rev. James Phillip Orosco officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove under the direction of Allan Fuller Funeral Home in Wills Point.

She passed away early Wednesday morning, February 8, 2012, in Tyler.

Beatrice was born September 1, 1934, in Tours, Texas, the daughter of William Weinberger and Magdalena Stratton Weinberger. She was raised in Dallas and graduated from St. Edwards High School in 1952. On July 2, 1953, she married Frankie Joe Stokes, in Dallas. Beatrice was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking, gardening and being with her grandchildren. She lived in Dallas prior to moving to Wills Point in 1968. Beatrice was an active member of St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Terrell until her health failed.

Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joe Stokes on February 5, 1985; sister, Agnes Calvert and step-mother, Matilda Weinberger.

Beatrice is survived by two sons, David Stokes & wife, Holly, of Wills Point and Terry Stokes & wife, Sarah, of Wills Point; daughter, Teresa Slaton & husband, Steve, of Ben Wheeler; brother, Herbert Weinberger & wife, Martha, of Pittsburg; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday evening from
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
 

Mark Kyser Harris
Aug 29, 1954 - Oct 14, 2012

Mark Kyser Harris, 58, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born Aug. 29, 1954 to Rollin L. Harris and Vivian K. Harris, and was raised in Corsicana. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Abilene Christian University, where he was a member of S.A.W.B., East Texas chapter. He was self-employed in the construction industry for 35 years. He was a member of Kerens Church of Christ.

Mark loved his family and spending quality time with good friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rollin Harris; mother, Vivian Harris; sister, Kathy Wray Mitchell; brother-in-law, Raymond Wray; and nephew, Chris Mitchell.

Mark is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Gerry and Kay Lynn Harris of Corsicana. He is also survived by nephews Greg Harris and Todd Harris, both of Dallas; nephew Rodney Wray of Kaufman; niece Julie Beth Fox of College Grove, Tenn., and nieces Jane Lucas, Julie Mayo and Jill Castellano, all of Kaufman.

Funeral service for Mark will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at North Beaton Church of Christ, Corsicana, followed by a visitation with family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Mark’s memory may be made to the Kerens Church of Christ or the American Heart Association.

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Charlotte Jane (Lewis) Tannehill
Nov 2, 1943 - Oct 13, 2012

Charlotte Jane Lewis Tannehill of Corsicana, passed away at 9:30 Saturday morning on Oct. 13, 2012, surrounded by her family at Baylor Medical Center. Charlotte lived a very full life filled with smiles, happiness and grandbabies.

Charlotte was a graduate of Corsicana High School class of 1961, where she was a majorette and voted “Most Attractive Female” of her graduating class. She also attended Navarro College for two years. Charlotte then went on to successfully run, own, and operate One Hour Martinizing, a dry cleaners on Seventh Avenue for over 15 years.

For the past six years she has been a devoted employee to Navarro Regional Hospital in the records department. The highlight of her day was collecting the records on the maternity floor so she could see all the newborn babies that just entered the world.

Charlotte was also an extremely active member in the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana. She served on the finance and worship committee for many years, in addition to preparing First Sunday communion every month for the past three years. She was also an imperative member of the Christian Adult Sunday School Class where she served as Secretary/Treasurer in years past. She also began every day of her life with a cup of coffee while reading a devotional from the Upper Room.

Charlotte was best known and recognized for her kind words, big heart, and devotion to her family. She is survived by her loving husband, Paul Tannehill; her oldest son Phillip Kyle Daviss, and his wife Lori, and their son John Tyler; her youngest son, Todd Kelly Daviss, his wife Samantha, and their three boys, Colin, Todd, and Zachary. She is also survived by her brother Billy Lewis, and his wife Joanne, children David and Becky, and their families; nephew Mike and Sherrie Lewis, and their kids Justin, Chase, Casey, Russell and Jeff and their families.
Additional family includes her niece Jennifer Lewis Burleson and her family, niece Lacy Lewis and nephew Blake Lewis. She is also survived by an endless list of nieces and nephews and cousins, and all of their family members. Her family was the most important entity in her life, and she will be cherished and loved by all for all the days to come.

Today Charlotte Tannehill (better known as Memom) has gone to be with her Lord, the one person she held in the highest regard. She goes in peace joining her mother, Sybil Lewis, her father, Charles Ottis Lewis, and her two brothers, Roy Benton and David Glen “Buddy” Lewis. They have all reunited in a place of great happiness and peace, but we all still have the comfort of knowing she will always be watching over and protecting us all.

“Our Memom will be missed, but never forgotten”.

There was a visitation at Corley’s Funeral home on Monday, Oct. 15, 2012 from 5 to 6 p.m. for open casket viewing, and 6 to 8 p.m. for a closed casket visitation.

A celebration of her life will be reflected in a Memorial Service at the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. A reception will be held at Martin Hall of the Methodist Church, immediately following and open to all.

Memorial donations may also be made to the First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, in honor of Charlotte Tannehill.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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