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Lee Arthur Pugh, Sr.
Jul 26, 1878 - Nov 27, 1953

Saturday Rites For L. A. Pugh

Funeral services for L. A. Pugh, Sr., 75, who died of a heart attack at his home, 1701 Maplewood, Friday morning, were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

A native of Navarro county, he had resided in Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, John Pugh, Corsicana; L. A. Pugh, Jr. and Billy Pugh both of San Antonio, and Robert L. Pugh, Austin; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmy Lorimer, Corsicana, and Mrs. Arthur Robinson, Galveston; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Lorimer, W. W. Ficklin, George Harvin, Charles W. Pugh, R. L. Wheelock, Jr. and John C. Hughes, Neil Harris and John F. Adams.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 28, 1953
  • 1st wife Beatrice (Harvin) Pugh married Oct. 28, 1903 2nd wife Linnie D. (Davis) Walker-Pugh s/o John Pugh and Mary (Storey) Pugh
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Willie Belle (Ratliff) Eckleman
Nov 23, 1891 - Oct 12, 1969

Mrs. Eckleman Dies Sunday
Mrs. Willie Eckleman, 77, a resident of Corsicana for the past 35 years died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Leroy Brown officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Kate Dillard, Plainview, Mrs. Vrina Owens and Levie Petty, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Henry Slate, Emmett McCaslin, Doyle Williford, Herb Silverbery, Jay Silverberg, and Lonnie Watson.

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Eckleman Rites

Funeral Services were held today at 11 a.m. for Mrs. Willie Eckleman. She had been a resident of the city for 35 years.

She is survived by three sisters.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Leroy Brown, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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James Armour Roxburgh
Oct 22, 1885 - Dec 26, 1969

Roxburgh Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m at the Corley Chapel for James A. Roxburgh who died in Midland. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, one son, four daughters, seven grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Mary (Armstrong) Gage
Sep 14, 1884 - Sep 29, 1972

Mrs. Gage

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. W. W. Gage, 88, who died Friday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Gage was a native of Irene.

Survivors include her husband, W. W. Gage o Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. H. J. McAfee of New York, N.Y.; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Noble, Hoyt Moore, L. P. Forsythe, Luther Johnson, Bill Robinson, Dr. Charles Biltz, Ed Gage and Robert Gladney.

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William Worth Gage
Feb 5, 1878 - Mar 11, 1974

W. W. Gage
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. W. Gage, 96, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

Revs. Payton Goodman and John Stassney will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a former resident of New York and resident of Corsicana for two years. He was an employe of the Magnolia Petroleum Co. and an oil field contractor with the company.

Survivors include his son-in-law, H. J. McAfee of New York; a granddaughter, Mrs. James N. Baxter of New York; two grandsons, William Gage McAfee of Singapore and Stuart Reeves McAfee of Durham, N. C., two great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur B. Gage of Chico, Calif., and a sister, Mrs. David Sakuth of Yuba City, Calif.

Pallbearers include George Weinschel, Hubert Brazzelton, Dave Kelton, John Noble, John Mayfield, Hoyt Moore, L. P. Foresyth, Luther Johnson, Oscar L. Dockum, and Robert Gladney.

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Artis C. Douglas
Apr 4, 1900 - Dec 26, 1957

Artis C. Douglas Dies Thursday

Artis C. Douglas, 57, native Texan, resident of Corsicana 32 years, 712 North Commerce street, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rits will be conducted by Rev. Milton Hair, pastor of the North Hillside Baptist church of Wichita, Kansas.

Douglas was one of the caretakers at Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Henry Douglas, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be F. A. Bunch, A. B. Tanner, Clifton Russell, Rube Boyte, James Phelps, J. W. Russell. Honorary pallbearers will be all cemetery and park employes.

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Julian “Dude” Ransom
Dec 24, 1886 - Jan 7, 1963

Dude Ransom Is Dead At 76, Rites Wednesday
Julian (Dude) Ransom, 76, native of Corsicana, former professional baseball player and grocer, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday afternoon. He had been ill for several weeks.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which he was a member.

Ransom was a professional baseball player in the Texas League with Houston and later quit pro baseball after an injury. He did not lose his interest in the sport, however, and later was a stockholder and president of the Corsicana club in the Texas-Oklahoma league, Texas Association and Lone Star league. He also was vice president of the Texas Association.

He was also an ardent hunter and fisherman.

The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Ransom, he succeeded his father in the Ransom grocery and operated the business on South Beaton street for many years. Later he was an employe of the Texas State Highway engineering department as an inspector on construction jobs in this area prior to his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Charles Rankin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Fred Forster, Dallas; two nephews, Calvin Keith, Fort Worth, and George Keith, Wichita Falls, and a number of cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Andrews, Dr. Lang, J. E. Davant, George B. Keith, Jr.; Calvin Keith, W. A. Lang, W. E. Presley, Alan Molloy, John Taylor and Wm. L. Holman.

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Clementine “Clema” (Cry) Butler
Aug 24, 1887 - Nov 24, 1958

Hold Services For Mrs. Butler

Funeral rites for Mrs. Harry Butler, 71, life-long resident of Navarro county, who died Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the First Christian church.

The services were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Dresden, Mrs. Butler had resided in Corsicana for 50 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Danny Nicholson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Aubrey Rawlinson, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Diane and Donald Nicholson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Florence Campbell, Canyon City, Colo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Ford, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Robert Cason, Clifford L. Brown, Jr.; Clyde O’Connell, Bob Arnold, Campbell Gillespie and John H. Brown.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 26, 1958
  • w/o Harry Butler, married Aug 27, 1909; d/o Henry Clay Cry buried in Dresden Cemetery & Martha Emmaline (Snyder) Cry-Turner
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dr. Aaron Dixon Sanders
May 05, 1871 - Oct 21, 1939

DR. A. D. SANDERS DIED ON SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY
Dr. A. D. Sanders, aged 68 years, well-known Corsicana and Navarro county physician, died at his home, 217 West Twelfth avenue late Saturday.

Funeral rites were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by T. B. Thompson, Church of Christ minister.

Prior to moving to Corsicana about 20 years ago, Dr. Sanders had resided in Purdon for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. C. E. Kennedy, Corsicana; Mrs. A. E. McAlester, Texarkana; Mrs. Rex Smith, Harlingen, and Mrs. Earl Powell, Corsicana; two sons, D. E. Sanders and Malone Sanders, both of Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, a brother, John Sanders, Kemp; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Palmer, Sulphur, Okla., and Mrs. Modena Whistler, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives

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Battle Malone “Bones” Sanders
Oct 23, 1917 - Jan 27, 1961

Malone Sanders Dies Friday Of Heart Attack

Battle Malone (Bones) Sanders, 43, native of Purdon, formerly of Corsicana, ex-professional baseball first-sacker and manager, died at his home in Texas City Friday morning of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held at the Emken-Linton Funeral Chapel in Texas City Saturday at 10 a.m.

Corsicana rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with Masons in charge.

Sanders had been a guard of Union Carbide Company at Texas City for the past nine years. He was a member of the first Baptist church in Texas City and was a mason.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Darlene and Wanda Sue Sanders, all of Texas City; four sisters, Mrs. Earl Powell and Mrs. C. E. Kennedy, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. E. McAlester, Trinidad, and Mrs. Rex Smith, Dallas; and other relatives.

He broke into organized baseball with the Amarillo Gold Sox in 1939 after a fine record as a sandlot, high school and semipro player. He was with the San Francisco Seals of the Pacific Coast League in 1946 when a leg injury curtailed his playing and for the next several years was a player-manager of clubs of lower classification. He was owned at one time by the New York Giants of the National League and was with a minor club owned by the Brooklyn Dodgers in Kentucky. He retired from baseball while managing the Texas City Texans when the club was transferred to Victoria.

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E. Bratchie (Smith) Sanders
Jul 14, 1888 - Apr 7, 1945

MRS. A. D. SANDERS DIED HERE SATURDAY; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. A. D. Sanders, aged 56 years, died at 1419 West Sixth avenue Saturday afternoon following an illness since last June.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by James Johnson, minister of the Church of Christ. Mrs. Sanders was a member of the West Side Church of Christ.

The widow of the late Dr. A. D. Sanders, she operated a grocery store here for a number of years. Prior to moving to Corsicana 25 years ago, the family resided at Purdon.

Surviving are two sons, Battle Malone (Bones) Sanders, Corsicana, first-sacker with San Francisco of the Pacific Coast league, and D. E. Sanders, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. Earl C. Powell and Mrs. C. E. Kennedy, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Rex Smith, Hillsboro, and Mrs. A. E. McAlester, Texarkana; a number of grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. John Reed, Corsicana; Mrs. R. V. Forrest, Woodson, and Mrs. Irene Mitchell, Savannah, Okla.; and two brothers, W. G. Smith, Houston, and John Smith, Athens, and other relatives.

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Joseph Henry Clayton
Nov 06, 1857 - Mar 09, 1923

Funeral Was Largely Attended.
Funeral services for the remains of the late J. H. Clayton took place from the family home at 3:30 this afternoon, with Rev. C. A. Chasten, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. An immense throng of sorrowing friends, many of them being from the country, were there to pay their last respects to the deceased, and there was a splendid display of beautiful floral offerings.

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Death Came Suddenly To a Good Citizen

Joe H. Clayton, a native of Navarro county, and for four years a county tax collector, died at his home at 8:15 o’clock this morning, after having been ill since yesterday morning, having been taken sick while at his work as tank gauger for the Magnolia Petroleum company. The deceased was born at Chatfield, this county, November 5, 1856, and was sixty-six years of age his last birthday. He is survived by his wife and four children, Joe Clayton, Will Clayton, Buster Clayton and Mrs. W. D. Robinson; a sister, Mrs. Dixie Reed of Old Mexico and two brothers, Roger Clayton of Old Mexico and Harvey Clayton of San Antonio. He was also a brother of the late Steele Clayton, who was sheriff of this county at the same time his brother was tax collector. The deceased was esteemed as a good citizen in all the walks of life, and friends by the thousands over Navarro county will sympathize with the family in their great sorrow.

The funeral will be from the residence Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The following are the pall bearers:
Active—C. E. Still, Roy Canady, Jr., W. W. Gage, Kirk Ramsey, Joe Pickering and Henry Scoggins.

Honorary—E. R. Brown, W. C. Proctor, D. C. Stewart, H. E. Spaulding, W. H. Hastings, J. P. Stephenson, W. M. Peck, W. T. McElwee, W. W. Clopton, L. A. Pinkston, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Bank Sutherland, W. A. Babb, Dink Hodge, Chatfield; L. Q. White, A. K. Seagraves, J. W. Greenlee, Henry Clements, P. F. Halbert, Rice; J. L. Harris, Blooming Grove.

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Anna May “Annie” (Lisman) Clayton
Aug 23, 1865 Apr 29, 1948

MRS. J. H. CLAYTON RITES SATURDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD
Funeral services for Mrs. J. H. Clayton, 83, native Navarro countian, who died Thursday night following an extended illness, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert C. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. She was the widow of the late J. H. Clayton of Chatfield, once tax collector of Navarro county.

Surviving are a son W. F. Clayton, Sudan; eight grandchildren, Wiley Robinson, Jr.; Mrs. W. S. Guthrie, Billy Clayton, all of Corsicana; Mrs. L. Lewis, South America; Mrs. Josephine Collingsworth and Collin Clayton, both of El Paso; Home Clayton, San Antonio, and Jack Clayton, San Angelo, and one great-grandson, Joe Guthrie, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dude Ransom, W. P. McCammon, Arthur Levi, Marion Martin, James B. Redden and George Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Joseph Alvey Clayton
Dec 22, 1883 - Jan 26, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR LOCAL RESIDENT

Joe Clayton died at the family residence, 1516 West Fifth avenue Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Annie M. Clayton, Corsicana; a brother, Will Clayton, Sudan and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Campbell, (all others are blacked out)

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Alberta Marie (Leader) Clayton
Jun 04, 1889 - Dec 27, 1928

Passing Away of Mrs. Will Clayton Leaves Sad Hearts

Mrs. Will Clayton, wife of Will (Zenie) Clayton, with the Western (not legible) and Inspecting company of Dallas, passed away Thursday afternoon, December 27, at 2:10. Funeral services were held at the family home, 1107 West Collin street, Sunday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Vitus Graffeo, Catholic priest, in charge of the services at the home, and Rev. Paul J. Merrill, former pastor of the First Christian church, at the grave. A quartette composed of Mmes. Harry Williams, Walter Fendley and Messrs. Lloyd Kerr and Sidney Brietz, sang appropriate hymns at both services. A large concourse of loved ones and friends—the visible token of Corsicana’s grief over the loss of this good woman, were present; and numerous and gorgeous floral offerings covered her last resting place. Invisible, but perhaps more expressive of the grief of her friends and loved ones were the prayers and hymns, voiced by the singers and the clergymen who officiated.

To know Mrs. Clayton was to love her, as she was one of the noblest and sweetest of characters, ever endearing herself to those near and dear to her, with a smile and kindly word for all with whom she came in contact, and of whom it can be truthfully said, made the world so much better and desirable by reason of her having graced it with her Christian grace and loveable attributes. She will be sadly missed by not only her loved ones, but by her many friends, who extend their sincere sympathy to the bereft husband, two devoted daughters, Doris and Marie, and the two year old baby boy, Billie.

Five friends of Mr. Clayton’s from the Dallas office with which he is connected, came down for the funeral as did her niece and husband, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brown of Roanoke, Va., Mr. and Mrs. Cates of Waco, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Kellersberger of Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Faulk of Dallas, Mrs. C. G. Stephenson and daughter of Dallas.

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Alberta Marie (Leader) Clayton
Jun 04, 1889 - Dec 27, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CLAYTON TO BE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Clayton, aged 39 years, wife of Will (Zenie) Clayton, who died at the family home, 1107 West Collin street, Thursday afternoon at 2:10 o’clock following a week’s illness with flu-pneumonia, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Doris and Marie, one son, Billie and a number of relatives who reside in Virginia, her old home.

Sutherland’s will have charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CLAYTON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Alberta Clayton, aged 39, who died on Thursday afternoon at 2:10 o’clock following a week’s illness, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home, 1107 West Collin street, interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Will (Zenie) Clayton; two daughters, Doris and Marie; one son, Billie and other relatives.

Sutherland Undertaking company will have charge.

Active pallbearers will be Dude Ransom, Dee Poindexter, Wade Smith, W. D. Nolen, Lee Ballanfant and Edward Davant.

Honorary pallbearers will be E. O. Vaughn, Ray Falk, Dallas; J. Doak Roberts, Dallas; George Pecot, Dallas; H. S. Hicks, Dallas; George B. Nourse, Dallas; W. T. McElwee, Gus Weidman, Arthur Levi, A. S. Vann, Nat Pinkston and George Campbell.

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William Walter Clopton, Judge
Mar 20, 1859 - Dec 29, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. W. CLOPTON ARE HELD THURSDAY

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY PASSED AWAY TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Walter W. Clopton, aged 72, native Texan and resident of Navarro county practically all of his life, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon, were held from the family residence, 522 North Beaton street, Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Judge Clopton died Tuesday afternoon at 3:55 o’clock. He had been in ill health for some time, but his condition was not regarded serious until a short time before his condition was not regarded serious until a short time before his death. His left leg was amputated in an effort to save his life Monday.

The services were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church and the Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I.O.O.F. had charge of the services at the grave. He had been a member of the local Odd Fellows Lodge for 40 years and was a member of all the branches of the order. Judge Clopton served as secretary of the subordinate lodge, scribe of the Encampment and clerk of the Canton for a number of years in addition to having been a member of the Texas Grand Lodge and serving as secretary of the board of trustees of the Widows and Orphans Home board here for nineteen years.

Early Day Alderman.
Judge Clopton was serving his fourth year as justice of the peace, Precinct 1, Place 2, at the time of his death. He formerly was in the mercantile business here and was one of the first alderman of Corsicana. Prior to moving to Corsicana 45 years ago, he resided at Chatfield and Rice. He was born at Huntsville.

He was a grandson of Judge Lynn, the first district judge in the Republic of Texas.

Surviving are his wife, who formerly was Miss Ellen Redden, a son, Ward Clopton, Latex; and a brother, Charles Clopton, Seattle, Washington.

Practically all departments of the Navarro county courthouse were closed during the funeral hour.

Pallbearers were W. A. Mowlam, W. J. Seelig, S. W. Burdine, W. M. Huff, W. J. Lunn and Lee Moss.

Honorary pallbearers were W. K. Steele, Arthur Levi, W. D. Nolan, Harris Ransom, W. H. Hanley and Hubert Ferguson.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 31, 1931
  • h/o Ellen (Redden) Clopton married Dec. 20, 1882; s/o Benjamin Milchaux Clopton & Texana Tennessee (Lynn) Clopton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. W. CLOPTON BE HELD THURSDAY

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY FOLLOWING OPERATION

Funeral services for Judge Walter W. Clopton, aged 72 years, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon at 3:55 o’clock, will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the family home, 522 North Beaton street, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

Judge Clopton had been in ill health for some time and underwent an operation for the amputation of his left leg Monday in an effort to save his life.

He was born at Huntsville, Texas, March 20, 1859, but the family moved to the Chatfield community in Navarro county when he was a little child. He resided at Rice for a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana 45 years ago, where he resided until his death.

In his early years, Judge Clopton was a cattle raiser, but later was in the mercantile business here. He was one of the first aldermen of Corsicana. He was the grandson of Judge Lynn, the first district judge of the Republic of Texas.

At the time of his death, he was justice of the peace, precinct one, place two, and was serving his fourth year in that capacity.

He was a prominent Odd Fellow and had served as secretary of the Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., scribe of the Navarro Encampment No. 44, and as clerk of the Canton. He was one of the best-known Odd Fellows in Texas and had been a member of the Texas Grand Lodge for many years. He was secretary of the Widows and Orphans Home Board, I. O. O. F., for nineteen years, relinquishing that post a few years ago. He took an active part in all branches of the order until recent months. He had been a member of the order for 40 years.

Surviving are his wife, who formerly was Miss Ellen Redden, a son, Ward Clopton, Latex; and a brother, Charles Clopton, Seattle, Washington.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., will have charge of the services at the grave.

Pallbearers will be Jim McGill, W. J. Seelig, S. W. Burdine, W. M. Huff, W. J. Lunn and Bryan Humphries, all Odd Fellows.

Honorary pallbearers will be M. K. Steele, Arthur Levi, W. D. Nolan, Harris Ransom, W. H. Hanley and Hubert Ferguson.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Attention Odd Fellows

All Odd Fellows are requested to meet at the I. O. O. F. hall, corner North Beaton Street and West Third avenue, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock to attend the funeral services of Brother W. W. Clopton.

C. T. GRAY, Noble Grand,
W. J. LUNN, Secretary.

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Texanna Tennessee (Lynn) Clopton
Dec 24, 1837 - Jul 13, 1915

LADY DIES IN ARKANSAS.

Remains Will Be Interred Here Tomorrow.

Mrs. Texana T. Clopton, aged 77 years, and who had resided here for the past seventeen years, died last night in Hope, Ark., after a lingering illness. The remains will arrive here tonight at 10:30 over the Houston & Texas Central railroad, accompanied by W. W. Clopton of Corsicana and J. L. Clopton of Hope, Ark., at whose home where the end came, and the remains will be interred tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock in Oakwood.

Surviving the deceased are four children and many grandchildren. Her children are Mrs. J. M. Bartlett, Rice; Charles Clopton, Salt Lake City, Utah; J. L. Clopton, Hope Ark., and W. W. Clopton, Corsicana.

The deceased had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Clopton here for many years. She was a woman of strong character and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. For many years she had been a devoted member of the Methodist church and lived her religion throughout her long life.

The funeral will take place from the W. W. Clopton home, corner West First avenue and North Beaton street and Rev. J. W. Fort will officiate.

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REMAINS BURIED IN OAKWOOD.

Large Procession Followed Body to the Grave.

The mortal remains of the late Mrs. Texana Clopton, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of her son, W. W. Clopton on North Beaton street, Rev. J. W. Fort officiated, and Dr. T. A. Miller, E. A. Johnson, W. J. Seelig, Z. R. Wilson, B. H. Woods, Jr. and Sam Millerman acted as pallbearers.

There was a large procession and many beautiful floral offerings.

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Ellen (Redden) Clopton
Dec 24, 1862 - Jun 2, 1932

Numerous Relatives And Friends Attend Funeral Mrs. Clopton

Corsicana friends of the W. W. Clopton family were shocked and grieved when they learned of the sudden death of Mrs. Clopton on Thursday morning at her home on North Beaton Street, and to Mr. Ward Clopton, the only son and to his wife and other members of the family is extended the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends.

Among the numerous out of town relatives and friends here to pay their last tribute of respect and love at her funeral on Friday morning from the home, were Mr. and Mrs. Ward Clopton of Latex, La., and Mrs. Clopton’s mother, Mrs. Dan Morford of Waskom, La.; Mrs. Eddie Yates, Kaufman; Mrs. Johnnie Cleary, Forney; Mr. and Mrs. Dick Redden, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Annis Redden, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redden and son, Douglas, of Ennis; Mr. Gordon Yates and two little daughters, Mrs. J. P. Hickey, Mrs. Hiram Hucherson, Sam Gowan, and Floyd Garner, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hyndman, Leona; Mr. and Mrs. Bartlett, Rice; Mrs. McKnight, Hillsboro, and Mrs. Dorothy Peacock, New Orleans.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CLOPTON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Clopton, aged 69 years, native of Navarro county and pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died at an early hour Thursday morning following an illness of only a short time, were held from the family home, 522 North Beaton street, Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Clopton had been a member for many years.

Mrs. Clopton was the widow of the late W. W. Clopton, justice of the peace, precinct 1, place 2, who died December 28, 1931.

Surviving are a son, Ward Clopton, Latex, Texas; three brothers, J. P. Redden, Corsicana; Annis Redden, Ennis; and Dick Redden, Waco; and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. J. Seelig, W. D. Nolen, Arthur Levi, O. E. Hyndman, Barney Jones and Henry Robbins.

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

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Adomiram Pierson Simpson
Aug 20, 1889 - Aug 01, 1973

A. P. Simpson
Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for A. P. Simpson, 83, of Palestine, who died Wednesday in Palestine. who died Wednesday in Palestine, who died Wednesday in Palestine. Rev. Robert L. Badgett was to officiate, with burial following in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Emhouse and had lived in Palestine for eight years. He was a retired pharmacist and was a partner in the P&S Pharmacy in Corsicana for many years.

Survivors include a son, Robert H. Simpson of Dallas; and a daughter, Mrs. Joe G. Laumen, Jr. of Palestine.

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William Massillon Hunter
Apr 24, 1890 - Jul 6, 1974

Hunter Services Set

Funeral services are scheduled for Monday at 4 p.m. in Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for W. M. Hunter, 84, of 1101 Summit, Corsicana, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital. Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate assisted by Maurice McElroy, and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church and was born in Limestone County.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bertha Hunter of Corsicana; one son, C. H. Hunter of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Joe Holloway, Mrs. Leo Jones, and Mrs. Barney Richards, all of Corsicana, Mrs. Wayne Brown of Tyler, and Mrs. Walter Wiswell of Wichita Falls; 12 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one niece, Mrs. Jack Martin of Marlin.

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Cora Eugenia (Lacy) Neblett
Oct 10, 1874 - Jul 21, 1966

Mrs. Neblett Services Here

Graveside rites for Mrs. Lee Neblett of Palm Courts Apartments of Waco, who died Thursday in a Waco hospital, were held at Oakwood cemetery here Saturday at 11 a.m.

Services were held at St. Paul’s Episcopal church in Waco Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with Rev. J. Sullivan Bond, Jr. officiating.

Native of Mississippi, she was educated in Holly Springs, Miss. and attended college in Batesville, Ark. She was married to the late Lee Neblett in 1892 in Corsicana and they moved to Waco in 1898. Mr. Neblett died 1922.

Surviving are a son, Roger Neblett, Waco; three nieces, Mrs. C. S. Stroud, Corsicana; Mrs. William Hilliard, Hobbs, N. M. and Mrs. George Lord, Clearwater, Fla. and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Richard Carrol Richardson
Jul 24, 1882 - Sep 3, 1951

R. C. Richardson Expires Monday

Richard Carrol Richardson, 69, died of a heart attack Monday morning in his yard at 298 North Twelfth street.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 11 a.m. Tuesday with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Bryant Cummins, educational director of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Tehuacana, Limestone county, Richardson had resided in Navarro county since 1900. He was employed by the Magnolia Petroleum Company for 41 years before his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two children, George O’Neal and Mrs. Walter Farmer, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Misses Mary and Myrtle Richardson, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. J. Hancock and Mrs. E. T. Williams, both of Coolidge; and a brother, Joe A. Richardson, Fort Worth.

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Frank Richard Richards
May 16, 1908 - Jun 14, 1954

Frank Richards Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Frank Richards, 46, who died of a heart attack Monday afternoon, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 10 a. m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of North Side Baptist church of which Richards was a member, assisted by Rev. Jack Goff.

Richards, a State Home ex-student, was the proprietor of the Richards Cleaners and had been a resident of Corsicana most of his life. He served in the Navy during World War 11.

A customer discovered Richards on the floor of his business on West Sixth avenue Monday afternoon and rushed him to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic where he died a short time later.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Reta Ann Richards, both of Corsicana; a brother, Harry Richards, Henderson; two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Peters, Livingston and Mrs. Ralph Coffin, California and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. O. Curington, Dr. James D. Curington, R. L. Nix, Banks Lyons, R. W. Phinney and S. F. Gorman.

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Carrie Florine (Sheets) Bowden
Oct 22, 1882 - Jan 28, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. W. M. BOWDEN

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Bowden, Sr., aged 59 years, who died at the family residence at the IOOF Home Wednesday night, were held Thursday afternoon from the First Christian Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert F. Bristol, minister of the church, and Dr. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

A native of Navarro County, Mrs. Bowden had resided in Corsicana for the past twenty-one years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; four sons, Charles Bowden, Dallas; Henry Bowden, Denton, Hubert and W. M. Bowden, Jr., both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. T. D. Clark and Mrs. W. M. Cameron, both of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, a brother, J. F. Sheets, Jr., Grandview; five sisters, Mrs. Dave DeBrock, Grosebeck; Mrs. S. E. Conner and Mrs. Dan Tucker both of Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Guynes, Houston, and Mrs. Barney Brock, Personville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. C. Sands, Albert Fullerton, Ira Redden, Roy Bristow, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Kyle Stewart, W. A. Lang and E. L. Keith.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Grover Cleveland Bowden
Mar 24, 1884 - Apr 25, 1972

G. C. Bowden
Grover C. Bowden, 88, retired Corsicana justice of the peace died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital after and extended illness.

A native of Rice, he was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and had been a school teacher for many years and also a rancher and farmer. He had served as justice of the peace in Corsicana Precinct 1 for six years before his retirement. He was a Baptist.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor, First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, Max L. and B. M. Bowden, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Melton of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Mrs. John Seabrook of Newark, N.J., and Mrs. Becky McCabe of Dallas; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, W. M. Bowden of Corsicana and John R. Bowden of Rice; and two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Burdine of Tupelo and Mrs. May Fluker of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 26, 1972
  • h/o Susie Lee (Dozier) Bowden married Nov. 30, 1918 son of Redrick A. Bowden and Josephine “Josie” (Todd) Bowden
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Miller “Willie” Bowden Sr.
Jul 15, 1879 - Dec 08, 1977

Willie Bowden
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Willie Bowden, Sr., 96, resident of Corsicana who died Thursday at Twilight Home. The Rev. Kenneth C. Haley and the Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro County and a member of First Christian Church.

Survivors include a son, W. M. Bowden, Jr. of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Clark and Mrs. W. D. Cameron, both of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a gareat-great-granddaughter; a brother, J. R. Bowden Sr. of Arlington; a sister, Mrs. Clay Fluker of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Anna Bell Cavender
May 26, 1903 - Sep 22, 1976

Miss Cavender

Services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Anna Belle Cavender, 73, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Howard White and L. C. Bankhead, Church of Christ ministers, will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Ellis County and had lived most of her life in Corsicana, retired from the U. S. Post Office here, and was a member of the College Hill Church of Christ.

Survivors include a brother, J. T. Cavender of Corsicana, four nephews, Ronald G. Cavender of Rice, James W. Cavender of Laramie, Wyo., Billy F. Layayette of Houston, and Carlos Lafayette of Tomball; and a niece, Mrs. Joanna Marren of Dania, Fla.

Pallbearers will be Doc Allen, Alton Justiss, Wayne Norris, Robert Bower, S. L. Dublin, and Jake Cook.

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Ruby Lee Schwab
Jan 20, 1941 - Oct 16, 2012

Ruby Lee Schwab, 71, of Barry passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 at 8:20 a.m. surrounded by her family at home. Ruby went home to be with the Lord after battling liver cancer for seven months. Ruby lived a very full life filled with smiles, happiness, love, and lots of grandbabies.

Ruby was a graduate of Somerset High School, class of 1959. During her senior year, she was a cheerleader. She went on to be a wife and a mother, worked at Winns Department Store in San Antonio for many years, she was a custodian at Blooming Grove Elementary for many years until she retired to stay home and play and take care of her grandbabies.

Ruby was also an active member in the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. She loved to sing to the Lord, and teach Vacation Bible School. She loved to start her day reading the Holy Bible, eating a peanut-butter sandwich and drinking a cup of coffee.

Ruby was best known and recognized for her kind words, big heart and devotion to her family.

She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Earl Schwab; her oldest daughter, Carolyn Hairston and husband Terry, their children, Brandy and James; son, Michael Schwab and wife Debbie, their children, Jessica, Tammy, Tim and Terry; daughter, Joyce Spates and husband J.B. and their children, Michelle and Duper; son, David Winn and wife Anna and their children, David, Tina, Michael, Tokpa, Elizabeth and Dianna; son, Benjamin Winn and wife Pat and their children, Krista and Jonathon; son Douglas Winn and wife Debra and their children, Cea-Jaye, Brad, and Chase; son, Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Timothy Schwab and wife Machelle, and their children, Chance and Joshua; daughter, Tracy Wellman and husband Wendell and their sons, Brad, Blake, Connor, Ryan and Trent.
She had 26 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her brother, Leroy Faktor, and his wife Betty; and their son Lee; her twin sister Mary Ann Mason and her husband John and their children, Ronnie, Kenneth, Terri and Cindy; and her youngest sister Joyce Schwab and her husband Johnny, and their children Vicky and John-John.

Today Ruby Schwab (better known as Meme) has gone to be with her Lord and Savior and the one person she held in the highest regard. She goes in peace joining her mother and father, Louise Faktor and Jim Faktor, her youngest brother, Jimmy Boy and her sister Vivian Rasmussen.

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. We know our mother is dancing with the Angels to “Silver Wings” and “Walking In the Garden” with Jesus.

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

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

A celebration of her life will be reflected in a memorial service at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 with Bro. Bob Reed officiating at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Pallbearers will be grandsons, David Zbytovsky, Tokpa Zbytovsky, Josh Schwab, Ryan Wellman, great-grandson Coy Zbytovsky and great-nephew Tommy Williams. Her final resting place will be at Dresden Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Family Life Center of Navarro Mills Baptist Church, 1095 FM 667, Purdon, immediately following the graveside service.

Memorials may be made to Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Rosesherry (Sutton) Carty
Jan 12, 1943 - Oct 9, 2012

Rosesherry Sutton Carty, 69, passed away in Corsicana on Tuesday, Oct.
9, 2012.

Rosesherry was born in Electra, Texas on Jan. 12, 1943 to Scott L. and Maudie (Melton) Sutton. She grew up in Mineral Wells and graduated from Mineral Wells High School. She went on to Weatherford College. On March 14, 1963 she married William J. Carty and they made their home in Lancaster.

She worked for Southwest Land and Title for 10 years as the executive secretary for the board of directors. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove and served as a PTA officer. She enjoyed shopping, sewing and fishing. She loved auctions, gardening and above all her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, John Scotty Sutton and David LeRoy Sutton.

She is survived by her husband, William “Bill” J. Carty; son Will Carty and his wife, Kim of Red Oak; daughter, Becky Craig and her husband, Mike of Frost; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alfred Sutton and his wife, Sherry and Jimmy Hittinger and his wife, Barbara as well as one sister, Ally Jo Schrader.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 in Dresden Cemetery at 5 p.m.

J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis, in charge of arrangements.

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Bonnie (Wheeler) Poston
July 4, 1931 - Oct 16, 2012

Graveside services for Bonnie Wheeler Poston, 81, of Palestine will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana with Chaplain Kenn Somerville officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

Bonnie died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in Palestine.

She was born July 4, 1931, in Houston, to Charlie G. and Appie (Ritchie) Wheeler. Bonnie and her husband, Charles “Buddy” Poston, moved to Palestine in 1993. She and Buddy always had a garden and delighted in giving vegetables to other people. She loved her children and grandchildren and always took an active part in their lives.

Bonnie enjoyed the outdoor world and loved to travel. For many years she surrounded herself and her home with plants and trees. She loved animals and contributed to the welfare of those that she came into contact with.
Bonnie was known to stop and feed strays on the side of the road. She had two cats that she took very good care of.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles “Buddy” Poston.

Survivors include three sons, David Poston and wife Mary, Gary Poston and wife Diane, and Larry Poston and wife Lana; five grandchildren, Tasha Henley and husband Hank, Vicky Roy and husband Devin, Jennifer Navarre and husband Tim, Kyle Poston, and Kristen Poston; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marie Bates, Betty Wooten, Ann Holder, and Linda Goodwin; one brother, Kenneth Wheeler; four sisters–in-law; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family.

Condolence calls will be received from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2012, at Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to BARC, The Humane Society, P.O. Box 63, Palestine, TX 75802.

Arrangements by Herrington/Land of Memory Funeral Home, Palestine.

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Pat (Hood) Woolley-Hamilton
Oct 7, 1931 - Oct 8, 2012

Pat (Woolley) Hamilton, 81, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2012. She was born Oct. 7, 1931 in Waco to Lynn Hood and Elsie Fenner Hood.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, Johnnie Woolley and W. R. Hamilton and daughter, Laurill Hunter.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula Jordan of Corsicana; granddaughters, Julie Jordan of Brenham and Abigail Laskowski and husband Travis of Brenham; great granddaughter, Ruby Laurill Laskowski of Brenham.

The family would like to thank Heritage Oaks West for the great care they gave Ms. Hamilton.

Visitation will be Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 at Oakwood cemetery with Duane Owen officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Humane Society or Project Pawz. The family wishes to thank Family First Hospice for the care given to this precious one.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Leslie Keele
June 5, 1910 - Apr 16, 1981

Robert L. Keele, 70, of Rice, died Thursday at Memorial Hospital.

Service was Saturday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson and the Rev. Dennis Wolver will officiate. Burial was at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a native of Texas and lived at Rice 20 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Keele. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Keele, of Rice; two sons, Charles Keele, of Deer Park, and Bob Keele, of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda Herrod of Corsicana; and Mrs. Joyce Lauhoff, of Old River; 12 grandchildren; three brothers, Jessie Keele of Purdon, Earnest Keele of Kerens and Marvin Keele of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Lillie Flynn of Wilmer and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Terry Keele, Ronnie Keele, Lonnie Keele, Virgil Atchley, Lloyd Barnes, A. C. Milne, Nathan Rawlins and Dennis Vandergriff.

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

Genell Dorothy (Ross) McCaslin
Jun 2, 1924 - Jul 19, 2007

Genell McCaslin, 83, of Kerens passed away Thursday, July 19, 2007, at her residence.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Paschal Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Gary Colburn officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Benny Clemons, David Galloway, David Gallup, Andra Deshane Garnerway, Joseph Taylor, Leland Vernon and Eddie Perry. Honorary pallbearer will be Victor Markham.

Mrs. McCaslin was born June 2, 1924, in Powell.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Emmett McCaslin.

Survivors include her daughter, Donnie Weltmer of Kerens; granddaughter, Jeanne Clemons of Kerens; grandson and wife, Emmett and Karla Clemons of Austin; great-granddaughters, Hailey Williams of Corsicana and Chasidy Clemons of College Station; and great-great-granddaughters, Shelbie Gallup of Corsicana and Katlyn Weltmer of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Robert Allen Tramel
Oct 15, 1918 - Feb 22, 1993

Robert Allen Tramel, 75, of Kerens, died Feb. 22, 1993 in Waco.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. The Rev. Frank Upchurch will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

He is survived by two brothers, Ray Tramel of Athens, Texas and Joe D. Tramel of Henderson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Blissett, Billy Shelton, O.R. Spurlock, Don Allred, Mike Allred, Lester Walker, Stanton Ragsdale and Bobby Cossey.

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Amanda Karin Bentz
B&D Jun. 10, 1991

Amanda K. Bentz

Amanda Karin Bentz, infant daughter of David and Marjorie Bentz, died June 10, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were 4 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood cemetery and the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr., officiated. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her parents, David and Marjorie Bentz of Corsicana; two sisters, Jessica Bentz and Kristina Bentz, both of Corsicana; grandparents, Helga Suplita, of Santa Ana, Calif., Don and Jodie Bentz, of Fort Worth, and Stanley and Karen Roberts of Corsicana.

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Edgar Wright Blackburn, Sr.
Jan 12, 1891-Jul 25, 1982

E. W. Blackburn, Sr.

E. W. Blackburn, Sr., 91, of Corsicana, died Sunday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, 10 a.m., at Oakwood cemetery, with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

A native of Paris, Ill., he had lived in Navarro County 90 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include one son, Ed Blackburn, of Corsicana; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Hazel Sparks, of Corsicana, and Kitty Houston, of Blackwell, Okla.

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Lula (Hoover) Blackburn
Sep 10, 1889 - Jul 29, 1966

Mrs. Blackburn Rites Monday

Mrs. Ralph Blackburn, the former Miss Lulu Hoover of Corsicana, died Friday in Alexandria, La., where she had resided for about 30 years.

Funeral services in Alexandria will be held Sunday with graveside rites Monday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery.

The services here will be conducted by Rev. David E. Watts, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. M. Simmons, Alexandria, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Cunningham, Ed. M. Polk, C. B. Yarbrough, Roy DeLafosse, Luther A. Johnson and J. M. Dyer.

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Percy Downard Blackburn
Jun 1, 1895-May 30, 1977

Percy Blackburn

Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Percy D. Blackburn, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday morning in the Marlin Veterans Administration Hospital.

The Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Rose Blackburn of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Clowe of Houston; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a brother, Edgar W. Blackburn of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. David Houston of Blackwell, Okla., Mrs. H. T. Sparks of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lynn Adams of Mexia.

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Ethel M. (unk) Madden
Jul 15, 1903 - Sep 11, 1991

Ethel Madden

Ethel Madden, 88, of Corsicana, died Sept. 11, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 1 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Solon Bailey officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one sister-in-law, Jewell Malone of Houston.

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Joy Eugenia (Highnote) Waldron
Dec 25, 1948 - Jul 6, 1982

Eugenia Waldron

Eugenia Waldron, 62, of Houston, died in Houston Thursday. Service will be at 2 p.m. today at the Foley Funeral Home in Houston. Graveside services will be at Oakwood Cemetery at 11 a. m. Saturday. William Oden will officiate.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Jean Godkin, of Houston; one son, Ben Waldron, of Houston; and four grandchildren.

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Margaret (McCrory) Wright
Feb 28, 1924 - Oct 27, 2012

Margaret Wright, 88, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Ennis.

Margaret was born in Emhouse on Feb. 28, 1924 to Oscar L and Lonie
(Kindricks) McCrory. She grew up in Emhouse and attended school there. In 1955 she married Robert L. Wright and they made their home in Fort Worth. She moved to Corsicana in 1975.

She was a professional pianist, serving as pianist for church services at Friendship Towers for 26 years. She was a member of the Dallas-Fort Worth Professional Musicians Association.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Robert L. Wright in 1963, six brothers and five sisters.

She is survived by one son, Gary Wright and his wife, Janice of Ennis.

Visitation will be 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 12:30 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at the Pattison Cemetery of Emhouse with the Rev. Johnny Mansell officiating

Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc., Ennis.

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Abraham Baston
abt 1936 - Oct 26, 2012

Abraham Baston, 76, Corsicana passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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George Aldama
Nov 9, 1935 - Oct 26, 2012

He was born Nov. 9, 1935, to Gabino and Abrana Aldama in Corsicana. George graduated from Corsicana High School in 1955. He entered the Army and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant, serving most of his military career in Germany. He was a long time member of the North Beaton Church of Christ where he led the congregation as both a deacon and an elder.
George volunteered for the Road to Recovery which transported cancer patients to their treatment facilities around the Dallas area. He was vice-chairman of the Civil Service Commission in Corsicana. During his life, he worked several years at Chattanooga Glass, and the last 15 years for Ryder Truck Rental before his retirement. During his years of retirement, George loved to travel. His favorite thing to do was to drive anywhere, whether it was the beach or the mountains. He was as fine a man as anyone will know and a wonderful example of how to live your life.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Lois Aldama Guerrero and Beatrice Aldama Gonzales; brothers, Cecil Aldama and John Aldama; and his foster son, George David “Mokey” Aldama.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Ernestine “Ernie” Aldama; daughter, Teresa and son-in-law Robby Thomas; daughter Alicia and son-in-law Roland Guillen; grandsons, Stayton Thomas, Michael Lemons and Matthew Lemons; brothers, Ben Aldama, and Richard Aldama and his wife Linda; sisters, Ruth Fletes, and Eva Barlow and her husband Fred; and also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, at North Beaton Church of Christ with Steve Orbison officiating.

Pallbearers will be Robby Thomas, Roland Guillen, Stayton Thomas, Michael Lemons, Richard Aldama and John Brown. Honorary Pallbearer will be Matthew Lemons.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Carolyn (Carroll) Vinson
Aug 12, 1945 - Oct 25, 2012

Carolyn Carroll Vinson, 67, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Oct. 25, 2012, after her battle with cancer.

Carolyn was born Aug. 12, 1945, to W. E. (Sam) Carroll and Lorraine George Carroll. She was a longtime resident of Blooming Grove. She was a devoted and loving wife, sister, aunt and great aunt.

At age five, she was a victim of polio. After several years of surgeries and therapy, she was confined to a wheelchair. Even though she was not physically strong, she graduated as valedictorian in 1963 from Blooming Grove High School. She attended Navarro College for two years and then convinced her parents that she could stand the pressure and obstacles of a four year college and living away from home. She graduated from UTA with a bachelor’s degree in English. After graduating from UTA, she received her master’s degree in library science from North Texas State University. In the fall of 1969, she moved to Houston to be the head cataloger at Harris County Public Library. That job only lasted seven months due to salary being too low to pay for her needed necessities.
She returned home in the spring of 1970. Since there were no openings for librarians in Corsicana, she decided to teach English and history at Collins Middle School.

Carolyn always wanted to feel independent. After the coaxing of one of her students, she decided to drive herself to work. For her the best expression for her independence was driving her van. She loved the feeling of power while driving.

In 1983, Carolyn became the librarian at Blooming Grove school. After serving that position until 2000, she retired to spend time reading, watching movies, swimming, and spending time with her nieces and nephews. She also volunteered at the Blooming Grove City Library and the B.G. Historical Society.

During her 30 years in the public school system, she touched the lives of many students and friends. Carolyn once said: “As any woman, I want to have a home and family. But if God does not want that for me, He’ll give me the strength to be content in whatever status I’m in. And as long as I am able, I want to be with people and spread my own kind of joy and sunshine.”

On June 26, 2004, Carolyn married Tommy Vinson. They shared the last eight years enjoying their animals: Jack, Sassy, Onyx, Tiger and Baby Blue, and the companionship of each other.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lorraine and Sam Carroll.

Survivors include her husband, Tommy Vinson; her brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Jerri Carroll of Carrollton; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Frances and Ron Waldrip of Corsicana; and other beloved family members and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012, at Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Darren Heil, H. Edward Ricks and Gordon Griffin officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be David Vinson, Bob Keasler, Raymond Prestidge, Wade Carroll, Will Carroll, Josh Waldrip and Justin Waldrip.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Family First Hospice and Carolyn’s caregivers over the past several years, especially Shannon Morris and Debbie Lovett, devoted friend and caregiver.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church, the Ruth Ramsey Scholarship, the Blooming Grove Historical Society, ASPCA, or the American Cancer Society.

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Dickie Ray Rounsavall
Sept 16, 1960 - Oct 27, 2012

Funeral services for Dickie Ray Rounsavall, 52, of LaRue, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel of Athens. Bro. Robbie Caldwell will be officiating. Interment will follow at Oaklawn Memorial Park in Athens.

He passed away Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 in Tyler.

Dickie was born Sept. 16, 1960 in Corsiciana to William Arthur and Evelyn June Fipps Rounsavall. He was a delivery driver for Coburn’s Plumbing Supply. Dickie loved the outdoors, gardening, fishing, hunting and especially his nieces and nephews.

He is survived by his parents Bill and June Rousavall of LaRue; four
brothers: David Rounsavall of Corsicana, Dennis Rounsavall and wife Debra of Tyler, Dana Rounsavall and wife Cindy of Purdon, Danny Rounsavall of LaRue; nieces and nephews: Gretchen Hollimon, Michael Rounsavall, Cody Rounsavall, Jennifer Palacios, D.J. Rounsavall, Misty Ewing, Jeremy Rounsavall and Danny Kyle Rounsavall; 17 great nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Michael Rounsavall, Cody Rounsavall, D.J.
Rounsavall, Jeremy Rounsavall, Danny Kyle Rounsavall, Jose Palacios and James Ewing. Honorary pallbearers are Darryl Smith, Bobby Murphy, Johnny Lake, and Steven Fredericks.

Visitation will be Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hannigan Smith Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by Hannigan Smith Funeral Home, Athens.

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Mildred Lee (Renfro) Pritchett
June 29, 1918 - Oct 25, 2012

Mildred Lee Pritchett, a resident of Eureka for most of her 94 years, passed away at Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 after an extended illness of Alzheimers. Mrs. Pritchett was born in Groesbeck on June 29, 1918. Her parents were Roy Ruben Renfro and Berttie Lee (Baygent) Renfro. Mildred was the devoted wife of I.V.M. “Buster” Pritchett for almost 69 years until his death in 2004.

Mildred is survived by her twin sons, Dwayne Pritchett and wife Shirley of Corsicana, and Wayne Pritchett and wife Kathy of Belton; four daughters, Juanita French and husband John of Austin, Maxine Ingham and husband Gene of Corsicana, Betty Wilhoite of Sante Fe, Texas and Carol Keeling and husband Tommy of Plano; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Tiny Estes of Corsicana; brother, R.C. Renfro and wife Betty of Longview; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Being forever remembered for her kindness to everyone and devotion to her family, our mother took great pride in caring for her home and preparing wonderful meals for her family and guests. She was active in her work for the Eureka Cemetery Association for over 15 years and enjoyed doing what she could for the Eureka Methodist Church. Her chocolate pies were always a big hit at the Lord’s Acre.

Admired and remembered for her positive attitude, she set a fine example to everyone who knew her. She loved growing beautiful purple iris and colorful zinnias. She enjoyed sharing vegetables from their garden and fruit from their trees. Mother also enjoyed sewing and quilting. But of all she did for everyone, nothing was more important than being companion and soul mate to her husband Buster. They started every morning at the breakfast table often discussing the weather, things going on in their little world of Eureka, and making plans.

Mrs. Pritchett was preceded in death by her never forgotten first-born son, Jimmy Glenn, who died at birth; two treasured grandsons, David Nichols and Gregory Wilhoite; her dear twin brother, Milton “Bud” Renfro; older brother, Algie Renfro, of whom she held special memories and spoke of daily to the very end; sister, Nellie Williamson; and two sons-in-law, Bobby Nichols and Bobby Wilhoite, whom she loved dearly.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct.
27, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mark Wilhoite and Rev. James Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers are John French, Jr., Mike Nichols, Daniel Wilhoite, Mark Wilhoite, Matthew Wilhoite and Cody Nichols. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lyn Boyd, Jan Kelley, Michelle Pritchett, Hollie Sammons, Julie Pritchett, Amy Barham, Lorie Malone, Kenneth “Buddy” Pritchett, Charles H. Harris and Donald Estes.

The family of Mildred Pritchett extends our heart-felt gratitude to the staff at Heritage Oaks West for the excellent care given for over eight years, and a special thank you to Family First Hospice of Ennis for providing the dignity and comfort to end life’s journey gracefully.
Thanks to everyone who visited, sent cards, said prayers and had caring thoughts of our mother, and our appreciation to a family friend, Archbishop Francis Thorne-Coley for his daily prayers.

For those desiring, memorials may be made to The Eureka United Methodist Church at 8714 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, TX 75109.

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James Austin Miller
Mar 26, 1939 - Oct 24, 2012

James Austin Miller, 73, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012. He was born March 26, 1939 in San Angelo to Alvin Miller and Bertha Simmons Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Nell Miller; sons, Jerry Allen Miller and wife Rachel L. Miller and Jonathan Ray Miller; daughter, Rondia Darlene Miller O'Daniel and husband Robert Earl O'Daniel; grandsons, Todd Allen Miller, Jacob Alexander Miller, Caleb Michael Miller, Jeremy Darrell Nash, Robert Earl O'Daniel Jr and wife Santa Soledad O'Daniel, William Austin O'Daniel and wife Krystle O'Daniel and Austin Jerome Miller; granddaughters, Abigail Elizabeth Miller, Amanda Elaine O'Daniel Davis and husband Adam Lee Davis, Jamie Leigh Miller Morales and husband Nicholas Morales and Breanna Isabell Miller; great grandsons, Alexander J. Nash, Andrew Jose O'Daniel, Logan Edward Davis, Rydge Robert Davis, Ace Winston Maverick Davis and Sammy and Jerimah Morales; great granddaughters, Jade Marie Nash, Alexis Abriana O'Daniel and Alaina Isabell O'Daniel and Anaiya Elizabeth Davis.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 26, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with family visitation from 3 to 5 p.m.

Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Priscilla Ann Thomas
abt 1972 - Oct 19, 2012

Priscilla Ann Thomas, 40, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Oct. 19,
2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 at the Wilgo Baptist Church located at 621 East First Ave. with Pastor Arthur C. Faulk officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dorothy Faye (Almand) Thompson
Apr 23, 1937 - Oct 21, 2012

Mrs. Dorothy Faye Almand Thompson, age 75, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She was born April 23, 1937 to Mattie and William Almand in Ben Wheeler. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy Thompson; grandson, Jason Doerr; sisters Audrey Vernon, Barbara Fomby, JoAnn Coker, and her infant sister; and brother, Billy Almond.

She is survived by her daughters, Ginger Winkler and husband Jeff, and Belinda Speer and husband Dwayne; grandchildren, Russ Kincaid and wife Tina, Will Winkler, Brandi Wallen and husband Josh, and extended grandchildren; great-grandchildren, Skylar, Cheyenne, Jacob, Aaron, Isaac, Madilyn, John, Abigail, and extended great-grandchildren; brother, Bert Almand; and sisters, Jean Wright, Betty Bales and Bertie Almand; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family.

Visitation with the family was held Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Charles Dixon officiating. Interment will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette. Pallbearers will be Russ Kincaid, Will Winkler, Jeff Winkler, Dwayne Speer, Jeremy Almand and Edward Stebbins.

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Chester Newton Gill
Jan 3, 1925 - Oct 22, 2012

On Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 Chester Gill went to meet our Lord. He was born on Jan. 3, 1925 in Eureka to John Edgar and Nora Rosie Gill.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Edward, Vernon, Leroy and Lloyd; sisters Nora and Marie.

He is survived by his sons, Leon Gill, Billy Gill and wife Joyce, Rocky Gill and wife Sherry; daughters, Shirley Tunnell and husband George, Rosemary Shearin, Sandra Hanson and Sylvia Mize; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Alvie Gill and sister Bessie Darr.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Chester N. Gill, 87, passed away on Monday, October 22, 2012. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m., Thursday, October 25, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 3 p.m., Thursday, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Chester Newton was born in Eureka, Texas, to the late John Edgar and Nora Rosie Gill. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

He is preceded in death by his brothers, Edward, Vernon, Leroy, and Lloyd; and sisters Nora and Marie.

He is survived by his sons, Leon Gill, Billy Gill and wife, Joyce, and Rocky Gill and wife, Sherry; daughters, Shirley Tunnell and husband, George, Rosemary Shearin, Sandra Hanson, and Sylvia Mize; 17 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Alvie Gill; sister, Bessie Darr; and many other relatives and friends.


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Ben Earl Farmer
May 14, 1941 - Oct 21, 2012


A graveside service for Ben Earl Farmer, 71, of Barry, is set for 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at the Lexington Cemetery, with Rev. Rhonda Whited officiating.

Ben was born May 14, 1941 to Patsy Opal Poston and Belvin Lee Farmer. He was a truck driver/mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter.

Ben is survived by life partner, Vickie Jordan of Barry; eight children, 20 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Strickland Funeral Home of Caldwell.

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Manuel "June Bug" Flores Jr.
June 5, 1952 - Oct 21, 2012

Manuel Flores, Jr., 60, passed away Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at Trisun Care Center surrounded by family following a brief battle with cancer.

Manuel was born June 5, 1952 to Manuel and Thelma Joles Flores in Corsicana. Manuel graduated from Corsicana High School in 1970. He served in the U.S. Army. He was currently a supervisor for Crestline Plastic Pipe Company, where he had been employed for 28 years.

Manuel Jr. (June Bug) was a loving son, and great big brother and unforgettable friend, who will be in our hearts and thoughts forever.

He had three children, Nathan, Matthew and Amy, and he loved them dearly. He was a devoted dad and a wonderful grandpa to his four grandchildren whom he loved and adored.

Manuel was a kind, loving, and giving man, he never knew a stranger, and would help anyone. He gave often to the food pantry, always wanted to share.

Mr Flores was an excellent cook and loved to entertain family and friends. His cookouts will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Minnie and Harry Joles and Ignecia and Victor Flores; brother-in-law, Clark Berry; special friend Carla Tuck as well as numerous aunts, uncles and several cousins.

He is survived by his children, Nathan Flores and wife Joey of Corsicana, Matthew Flores and wife Heather of Rice and Amy Reeves and husband Cody of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Cooper Flores, Malyah and Bode Reeves and Kenna Flores; parents, Manuel and Thelma Flores, Sr. of Corsicana; sister, Patricia Berry of Corsicana; brother, Richard Flores and wife Denell of Tupelo, brother Robert Flores and wife Kelly of Nacogdoches; nieces P.J. Laznovsky, Sara Wilson and Wendy Montgomery; nephews, Ricky Flores, Drew Flores and Blake Flores; close friends and brothers, Jerry Davis and Bill Hartman as well as numerous extended family and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Robert Reed, Rodger Powell, Jerry Davis, James Stockom, Dan Greer, and Eddie Hodge. Honorary pallbearers are all Manuel’s co-workers from Crestline Plastic Pipe.

Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of Life. Rev. 2:10

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Food Pantry of Navarro County, 122 W. 1st Ave. Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Charles L. Keele
Dec 2, 1938 - Oct 21, 2012

Mr. Charles L. Keele, 73, of Corsicana, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at his residence. He was born Dec. 2, 1938 to Robert L. and Frances Keele in Corsicana.

He joined the U.S. Navy in 1956 and served aboard the USS Tutuila. He married Janice Sullivan while still in the Navy and they moved to Deer Park, Texas following his tour of duty. He worked for Brown & Root as a welder. After he retired from welding, he moved back to Corsicana, where he married Patricia Farmer. He then went back to school to pursue his life-long dream to become a police officer. He served three years with the Kerens Police Department and 18 years with the Ennis Police Department until his retirement in 2007. He was a member of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle club.

He and Pat have been faithful members of Calvary Worship Center for more than 20 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Keele and Frances Banks; and stepson, Kalub Farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Pat Keele; children, Tracy Keele and wife Charlotte, Dene’ Collins, Cathy Simeone and husband Dan, Leah High and husband Wayne; stepchild, Kevin Farmer and wife Nancy; grandchildren, Chris, Matt, Courtney, Loren and husband Charlie, Christi, Cory, Trent, Zac, Shane, Kailen, Conner, and Pete; great-grandchildren, Dawson, Mark, Aidric, and Brody; brother, Robert Keele; sisters, Joyce Bullock and husband Roy, and Brenda Morris; aunt, Imogene Nowell; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at Calvary Worship Center on Wednesday, Oct. 24,
2012 at 10 a.m. with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette. Pallbearers are Jamil Johnson, Michael Bedard, Bobby Owen, John Solliday, Dan Simeone, Wayne High, Zac Collins, and Cory Lee.

Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society at 1000 W. 2nd Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Doris Donelson Eddlemon
Apr 10, 1914 - Jul 8, 1982

Doris D. Eddlemon

Doris D. Eddlemon, 68, of Barry died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Donnie Perkinson and A. R. Sanders will officiate.

Survivors include his wife, Opal Eddlemon, of Barry; two daughters, Doris Egan of Downey, Calif., and Susan Anderfuren, of Aurora, Colo.; two sisters, Quita Wittaker, of Blooming Grove and Pat Richards, of Dallas; one aunt; one uncle; three grandchildren, Brad Strickland, Anita Anderfuren and Michael Anderfuren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Lewis, G. W. Patterson, Odie A. Rutherford, Lester Walker, Hobert Marshall and Donald Green. Honorary pallbearers will be men from the Barry Baptist Church.

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Japho Patric "Jay" Ellis
Jan 30, 1892 - May 4, 1967

J. P. Ellis Dies Here Thursday

J. P. Ellis, 75, retired farmer, resident of Blooming Grove, died Thursday night in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove in which he held membership. The Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor, will officiate assisted by the Rev. Bob Northcutt, pastor of Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Ellis was born near Purdon, resided in or near Blooming Grove most of his life.

Surviving are his wife, of Blooming Grove; a son, J. W. Ellis, U. S. Army, San Antonio; a daughter, Celestine Topper, living in Africa; two brothers, W. B. Ellis, Blooming Grove, and Allan Ellis, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Ellen Hunton, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Hattie Vest, Fort Worth; six grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Home will direct.

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Allie Mae (French) Ellis
Jun 18, 1899 - Jul 26, 1982

Allie M. Ellis

Mrs. Allie M. Ellis, 83, of San Antonio, died Monday morning in a McKinney hospital.

Service will be Tuesday, 3 p.m., Blooming Grove Methodist Church. Ken Schultz and the Rev. Latham, of Purdon will officiate. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Survivors include one son, J. W. Ellis, of San Antonio; one daughter, Clestine Hopper, of Blue Ridge; one brother, Joe French, of Purdon; one sister, Mabel Compton, of Purdon; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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Tommie Adell "Fannie" (Nicholson) Farish
Jan 28, 1906 - Jun 10, 1991

Mrs. Roy Farish

Mrs. Roy H. Farish, 85, of Kilgore, died Jun 10, 1991, at her residence.

Services are 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church of Kilgore, with Dr. Pete Freeman, the Rev. O. D. Oliver and the Rev. Derl Lee officiating. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was born Jan. 28, 1906, in Corsicana, and had lived in Kilgore for 12 years. She had lived most of her life in Navarro County. She was a housewife and a member of First Baptist Church in Kilgore.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Henry Farish, in 1973.

Survivors include six daughters, Dean Wheeler of Tyler, Bettye Collins of Kilgore, Lucille Collier of Prescott, Ariz., Johnie Lynch of Blooming Grove, Wilmer Lee of Ennis and Cleo Brown of Emhouse; three sons, Wendell Farish of San Antonio, John Dudley Farish of Angleton and Buford Farish of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mable Dubose of New Braunfels and Myrtle Chance of Modesto, Calif.; 28 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the Rader Funeral Home in Kilgore from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Mrs. Farish will lie in state at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove from 1:30 to 3:30 Wednesday.

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Derwood Don "Fuzzy" Whitener
June 10, 1928 - June 10, 1991

Derwood Whitener

Derwood Don “Fuzzy” Whitener, 63, of Blooming Grove, died June 10, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Dresden Cemetery. The body will lie in state at Corley Funeral Home from 2 p.m. Tuesday until service time.

He was born June 10, 1928 in Raleigh, Texas, and was a musician.

Survivors include his mother Elsie Whitener of Corsicana; three daughters, Elaine Sheppard of Branson, Mo., Sandi Patterson of Mexia, and Pansy Boles of Irving; two sons, Randy Whitener of Corsicana; and Dandy Whitener of Conroe; two sisters, Maudine Wright of Blooming Grove and Adell Fisher, of Waco; one brother, Rufus Whitener of Italy; eight grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 11, 1991
  • lst wife Mary Oma (Bigley) Whitener 2nd wife Billie Maxine (Rash) Whitener married Oct. 22, 1966 3rd wife Catherine (Welcher) Whitener married Jun. 15, 1978 4th wife Oma M. (Peavy) Whitener married Jun. 10, 1982
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Antonia (unk) Wagner
Feb 8, 1900 - Jul 4, 1982

Antonia Wagner

Antonia Wagner, 82, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday in Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Blooming Grove Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ken Schultz officiating. Burial will be in Dresden.

Survivors include one son, Richard Wagner, of San Diego, Calif.; one daughter, Ann Williams, of Blooming Grove; and two grandchildren, Lyda Wagner and Helga Wagner, both of San Diego.

Pallbearers will be Ardell Williams, Bill Barnes, Steve Nicholson, John Nicholson, Dan Nicholson and Jim Nicholson.

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