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Evan Roberts 
Dec 26, 1839 - Jan 21, 1924

Old Citizen Passed Away Last Night

Evan Roberts, who was 84 years of age on the 26th of December last and who had been a resident of this county for seventy-eight years, living all those years in the Pursley community died at his home there last night and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. O. F. Hellums, officiating, in the presence of an immense crowd of his fellow citizens, and a profusion of beautiful flowers were placed above his bier. Evan Roberts was one of Navarro county’s best citizens. He was a life long member of the Church of Christ, and always took a lively interest in everything, that stood for the best of the county.

Deceased is survived by these children: Evan Roberts, Jr. of Pursley, Mrs. W. H. Brewster, Dallas, Mrs. J. E. Medford, Ennis, Mrs. H. F. Medford of Corsicana and Mrs. T. E. Stewart of Pursley.

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Mary Lucinda (Ross) Roberts
Dec 26, 1839 - Jul 23, 1920

Remains Were Interred in Ward Cemetery This Afternoon

Mrs. Mary L. Roberts, wife of Evan Roberts, aged eighty-one years, died at the home of her son, B. T. Roberts in the Kerr addition at 7 o’clock yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Ward Cemetery near Pursley this afternoon. The deceased hand her husband had been residents of the Pursley community for many years, and the deceased lady wasw highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and six children all of whom have the sympathy of the community in the sorrow they have been called upon to bear.

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Sumpter Lee “Jack” Mann
Feb 29, 1888 - Oct 1, 1956

Former Resident Dies AT Overton

S. L. (Jack) Mann, 68, New London, died in the Overton Hospital early Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Pearson Funeral Chapel in Overton Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Old Ward cemetery at Pursley Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Travis Gibson, pastor of the First Baptist Church at New London.

A former resident of Corsicana, Mann had resided at New London nine years. He was a pumper for the Butler-Calhoun Oil Company.

Surviving are his wife of New London; two sons, D. A. Mann, Burnett, and Lathan Mann, Midland; a daughter, Mrs. A. K. Stephenson, El Paso; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Wilson, Price, Texas, and two grandchildren.

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Mattie Ellen (Winters) Presley
Mar 26, 1878 - Dec 20, 1956

Mrs. E. C. Presley Services Friday

Mrs. Mattie Presley, 78, died at Glen Rose Thursday.

Funeral services were held from the Glen Rose Church of Christ Friday at 1 p.m. Burial was in the Ward cemetery in the Pursley community.

Surviving are her husband, E. C. Presley, Glen Rose; four daughters, Mrs. Harve Anderson, Overton; Mrs. Josephine Eskew, Kilgore; Mrs. Cloe Browner, Glen Rose, and Mrs. B. J. Robinson, Jr., Strawberry, Calif; two sisters, Mrs. Dick Belt, Corsicana, and Mrs. Alvin Sparks, Meridian; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Griffin directed.

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Charlie Mose Anderson
Jan 15, 1877 - Dec 15, 1956

Charlie Anderson Services Monday

Charlie M. Anderson, 79, of Athens, former resident of Richland and Pursley, died in a Gladewater hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Ward cemetery at Pursley. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Smith, Baptist minister of Kilgore. Rev. W. K. Shelton of Kilgore assisted. The IOOF Lodge conducted the rites at the grave.

Surviving are his wife of Athens, three sons, Otto Anderson, Kilgore; William Anderson, Houston and Calvin Anderson, Jefferson; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Lee Anderson and Mrs. Audrey Fowler, both of Kilgore; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother Harve Anderson, Overton; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Baker, Dallas; Mrs. Jessie Phillips, Tyler, and Mrs. Willie Campbell, Corsicana, nephews and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Harvey Lincoln Slauson
Sep 25, 1867 - Feb 8, 1955

H. L. Slauson Dies Tuesday Night; Rites Thursday

Harvey Lincoln Slauson, 87, 1808 Woodlawn, died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector.

The family requests no flowers. Donations to the beneficiary fund of the church will be appreciated.

Born, September 25, 1867, in Baldwinsville, N. Y., Slauson retired a the age of 60 years from the Columbia Phonograph Company and moved to California. He came to Corsicana 25 years ago and was employed at the Wolf Brand Products, Co. plant here until last summer when failing health required his retirement. He became critically ill Tuesday morning and was taken to the clinic.

Surviving are his wife, and a son, Fred Slauson, both of Corsicana; two grandsons, Fred Slauson, Jr., Corsicana, and Harvey Slauson, Connecticut; three great-grandchildren, and a number of cousins and other relatives.

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H. L. Slauson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for H. L. Slauson, 87, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the St. John’s Episcopal church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Baldwinsville, N. Y., he was connected with the Columbia Phonograph Company prior to his retirement at the age of 60 years. He came to Corsicana 25 years ago from California and was employed at the Wolf Brand Products Company until failing health necessitated his retirement last summer. He became critically ill Tuesday morning and was taken to the clinic.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Fred Slauson, both of Corsicana; two grandsons, Harvey Slauson, Connecticut, and Fred Slauson, Jr., Corsicana; three great-grandchildren and a number of cousins and other relatives.Pallbearers were James West, Doyle West, L. A. Johnson, Jr.; E. M. Polk, Jr.; D. Parham and Elton Tinkle.

Corley directed.

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St. John’s Will Dedicate Organ Chimes, Cruets

The Rev. James Joseph, retiring rector of St. John’s Church, has announced that a new set of organ chimes given to the church by the H. L. and Fred Slauson families will be dedicated Sunday, March 6th, at the 9:30 a.m. service.

The gift is given in memory of H. L. Slauson and Bonnie Ruth Slauson.

The rector further announced that a set of silver cruets given by the R. R. Cocke family will be blessed and dedicated at the same service.

Father Joseph will complete his rectorship on Sunday and the following week will proceed to St. Paul’s, San Antonio, where he officially takes over the rectorship of that parish.

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Frederick Charles Thatcher Slauson, Sr. Capt.
Apr 5, 1895 - Mar 19, 1962

Thursday Rites Slated Here For F. C. Slauson, Sr.

Fred C. Slauson, Sr. former business leader here and fruit rancher of San Patricio, N.M., died Monday in Scott and White hospital in Temple following surgery a week ago. He was 67.

The funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. John’s Episcopal church with Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Slauson owns considerable business district and other properties in Corsicana. He was one of the former owners and operators of Wolf Brand Products company her and came to Corsicana in the early 1920’s.

A veteran of World Wars 1 and 11 in the U. S. Air Force, Slauson was with Gen. John J. Pershing on the Mexican border after Pancho Villa.

He was a musician and painter and a member of the Episcopal church.

Surviving are one son, Fred C. Slauson, Jr., graduate student in Texas Tech, Lubbock; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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Fred C. Slauson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Fred C. Slauson, Sr. San Patricia, N. M., were held Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Espiscopal church with Rev. Sam Hulsey, rector, officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Slauson, 67, was a former business leader here. He died Monday in Scott and White hospital in Temple following surgery a week ago.

He was a veteran of World Wars 1 and 11 and was with General John Pershing on the Mexican border after Pancho Villa.

Surviving are one son, Fred C. Slauson, Jr., Lubbock; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James West, Alva Taylor, Kenneth Nosker, Bill McLauchlin, Fred O. Ridenour, R. D. Parker, Sr., S. L. Dublin and L. A. Johnson, Jr.

Corley directed.

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Ruth Ann (Belfit) Slauson
Dec 28, 1871 - Jan 20, 1961

Mrs. Slauson Dies In Dallas, Services Here

Mrs. Harvey L. Slauson, 89, former long-time resident of Corsicana, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon in Dallas where she had lived the past four years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with the rector, Rev. Sam Hulsey, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Fred Slauson, Sr., Ruidoso, N.M.; two grandsons, Fred Slauson, Jr., Lubbock, and Harvey Slauson, Jr., Bridgeport, Conn.; five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Vestrymen of the church will be pallbearers.

Corley directs.

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Byram Littlejohn “Jack” Humphries, Sr.
Jul 22, 1906 - Sep 14, 1994

B. “Jack” Humphries

Byram “Jack” Humphries, 88, of Corsicana, died Sept. 14, 1994, in Corsicana Nursing Home.

The family will receive visitors from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday in Oakwood cemetery, with Rev. Dennis Smart officiating.

Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Humphries of Corsicana;; two sisters, Mildred Spence of Waxahachie and Marie Williamson of Baytown; a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, September 15, 1994
  • h/o Carolyn Estelle (Binford) Humphries married Jul. 8, 1931
  • s/o Donald L. Humphries and Ora (Byram) Humphries
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Byram Littlejohn Humphries, Jr.
May 21, 1932 - May 27, 1947

BYRAM HUMPHRIES, JR. FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Byram Humphries, Jr., aged 15 years died at the family home, 403 West Fourth avenue, Thursday morning at 1:45 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal Church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert K. Kennaugh, rector.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Byram Humphries, Sr.; grandmother, Mrs. M. W. Binford all of Corsicana, three uncles, Robert Loyd Humphries, Dallas; Lewis E. Humphries, Corsicana, and W. H. Binford, Dallas; two aunts, Mrs. Roland Spence and Mrs. Billy Williamson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leon Crowley, Louis Daniels, J. N. Garitty, A. F. Mitchell, W. G. Morris, Paul H. Hudgins, Dr., Opie Willis, Robert Wait, F. H. Harvey and E. B. Robbins, Dallas.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.
Thursday, March 27, 1947

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Byram Littlejohn “Jack” Humphries and Carolyn Estelle (Binford) Humphries

Hazel Madeline (Remick) Elliott
Aug 13, 1890 - May 30, 1968

Mrs. Hazel Elliott

Mrs. Hazel M. Elliott, 78, native of West Virginia and resident of Corsicana the past four years, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John G. Elliott, Jr., Corsicana; three grandsons, Duke S. Elliott, Corsicana, and Danny L. and Ronny Hill Elliott, both of Houston; three granddaughters, Margaret Kay Elliott, Ironton, Mo., and Anita J. Elliott and Linda Elliott, both of Houston, and two great-grandsons.

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Kelton Kenzie French
Mar 13, 1918 - Jul 28, 1970

Kelton French Dies Tuesday

Kelton K. French, 52, died Tuesday morning in Navarro County Memorial Hospital from injuries received in a July 18 auto accident on W. Hwy. 31 near Silver City in which two others were killed. He was a construction worker and a veteran of World War II.

Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. J. W. Dammon and the Rev. Bruce Monair at 3:30 Wednesday in Corley Chapel. Interment will follow in Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Genell French of Corsicana; one son, Kenny French of Corsicana; one daughter, Rhonda French of Corsicana; his father, S. V. French of Italy; three brothers, Darwood French of Bryan, James Lee French of Tyler and Darrell French of Duncanville; six sister, Mrs. Billy Siler of Long Beach, Calif., Mrs. Brul White of Dallas, Mrs. Malcolm Hart of Waco, Mrs. Bennie Killebrew of Grand Prairie, Mrs. Jack Winningham of Waxahachie and Mrs. Sonny Southard of Avalon and several nieces and nephews.

Nephew will be pallbearers.

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Zella (Toten) Raley
Feb 6, 1886 - Jan 1, 1970

Friday Rites For Mrs. Raley

DAWSON—(Spl.)—Mrs. Rabe Raley died Thursday at her home at the age of 83. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church in Dawson. The Rev. Ernest Hewitt officiated and interment was in Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

She was born and reared in and around Dawson.

Surviving are a son, Roy Raley of Dawson; three daughters, Mrs. Jewell Ballew of Fort Worth, Mrs. Virgie Rene Putman of Frost, and Mrs. Pearl Thompson of Denton; a foster son, Charles Napps of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Lena Breedlove of Maplewood, La., Mrs. Jose Price of Wellington, Mrs. Betty Horn of Hubbard and Mrs. Callie Jordon of Hubbard; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson.

Pallbearers will be grandsons-in-law.

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Charles Overton Nutt
Oct 13, 1872 - June 15, 1951

C. D. Nutt Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services for C. D. Nutt, 78, of Frost, who died at the Navarro Clinic Friday, were held Saturday at Brushy Prairie. Burial was in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

The services were conducted by the Rev. O. L. McCullom and T. R. Vaughn.

Survivors include his wife, two sons, J. S. and Loyd Nutt, both of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. B. W. Waters, Corsicana; Ms. Sam M. Moore, Frost; Mrs. G. W. Walker, Blooming Grove; Mrs. W. L. Ross and Mrs. T. D. Blanchard both of Gatesville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Beard and Mrs. Allie Gunter, both of Memphis, Tenn. ; seven step-children; 32 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren.

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Minnie Lou (Segrest) Key
Mar 23, 1887 - Oct 22, 1928

Mother and Infant Die Near Dawson
DAWSON, Oct. 26.—Mrs. Hub Key and an infant, only a few hours old, died at the family home several miles northeast of Dawson late Sunday and the remains were interred in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Key is survived by her husband and several children.

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Infant Key
B&D Oct 22, 1928

Mother and Infant Die Near Dawson
DAWSON, Oct. 26.—Mrs. Hub Key and an infant, only a few hours old, died at the family home several miles northeast of Dawson late Sunday and the remains were interred in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Key is survived by her husband and several children.

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Joseph Herbert Pierce “Hub” Key
Feb 14, 1884 - Aug 2, 1965

H. P. (Hub) Key Rites Tuesday

H. P. (Hub) Key, 81, retired farmer, 2016 West Fourteenth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p. m. from the Brushie Prairie Methodist church with burial in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. T. Davis. Key was a member of the Fundamentalist Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, W. A. Key, Corsicana; W. W. Key, Mt. Calm; J. W. Key, Coolidge, and R. V. Key, Waco; four daughters, Mrs. Mattie Hawkins and Mrs. Annie Crosby, both of Silsbee; Mrs. Sally Skains, Waco and Mrs. Lillie Rejcek, Hillsboro; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a brother, W. B. Key, Corsicana; a sister Mrs. Bertha Burnham, Stamford, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Thomas Edgar Raley
Dec 29, 1906 - Aug 9, 1944

Fort Worth Man Buried Thursday Brushy Prairie

Edgar Raley, aged 37 years, died in a Fort Worth hospital Wednesday. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Brushy Prairie, where burial was made. Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth.

Raley resided in the Brushy Prairie community until three years ago, when he moved to Fort Worth.

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Hattie Bell (Beauchamp) Kendall
Nov 26, 1911 - Feb 8, 1931

FRANKSTON WOMAN BURIED TUESDAY BRUSHY PRAIRIE

BRUSHIE PRAIRIE, Feb. 12.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Hattie Bell Kendall, daughter of J. E. Beauchamp of Brushie Prairie, died suddenly at her home near Frankston, Sunday night, February 8, about eight o’clock. The body was carried to the home of her sister, Mrs. Ferris Kendall, at Brushie Prairie Tuesday morning, and was buried in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill of Dawson.

Mrs. Kendall was born Nov. 26, 1911. She was married to Altus Kendall, March 19, 1928. She is survived by her husband and a one-year-old daughter, Clara Bell, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Beauchamp, three sisters, Mrs. Carrie Lois Kendall, Misses Mattie Pearl and Velma Grace Beauchamp, and three brothers, Ray, Calvin and Cecil Beauchamp.

Mr. and Mrs. Kendall had made their home in the Brushie Prairie community until about a month ago.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 12, 1931
  • 1st wife of Altus Earl Kendall married March 19, 1928 d/o Joseph Edward Beauchamp and Hattie Bell (Pryor) Beauchamp buried at Malakoff cemetery, Malakoff, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Albert Berry
Apr 15, 1847 - May 13, 1931

Aged Dawson Man Buried Thursday

DAWSON, May 16, ---W. A. (Uncle Bill) Berry, aged 84 years died Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock and the funeral was held at Brushy Prairie Thursday afternoon. He had been in ill health for several months.

Mr. Berry had resided in Navarro county practically all of his life.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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Pursley.

We are sorry to report the death of “Grandpa” Berry, who died Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock. “Grandpa” Berry was 84 years of age. He was buried in the Brushy Prairie Cemetery with Rev. Tom Almon of Dawson conducting the funeral service.

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Alton C. Pickering
Nov 25, 1911 - Mar 28, 1993

Alton C. Pickering, 81, a native of Corsicana, died March 28, 1993, in Premont, Texas.

Services were March 30, 1993, at the First United Methodist Church of Premont, with the Rev. Richard West officiating. Burial followed in Premont City Cemetery. Services were under the direction of Howard-Williams Funeral Home of Premont.

He retired from Mobil Oil Co. in 1977 and was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Pacific Theater.

Survivors include his wife, Floriene Pickering of Premont; stepson, Terry Hall of Premont; two brothers, Clifton Pickering of Corsicana and Claude Pickering of San Antonio; one sister, Jo Mulcahy of San Antonio; and two nephews, Michael Mulcahy and Thomas Clay Mulcahy of Washington, D.C.

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Lorene (Cranfill) Cook
July 16, 1906 - Apr 2, 1993

Mrs. Lorene Cook, 86, of Corsicana, died April 2, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Monday at the Clay County Memorial Gardens in Ashland with Herman Llenderman.

She was born July 16, 1906, in Colorado City, Texas. She was a housewife and a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank J. Cook, and a brother, Odell Cranfill.

Survivors include three sons, Frank Jack Cook Jr. of Stockdale, Texas, Lynn Odell Cook of Benton, Ark., and Bobby Lee Cook of Oxford, Ala.; two daughters, Betty Jean Price of Red Oak, and Malvinee Elizabeth Jett of Corsicana; one brother, Aubra Cranfill of Colorado City; two sisters, Rita Bell Henderson of Pascagoula, Miss. and Wilford Cauthen of Pasadena, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

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Dora Lee (Rhodes) Stough
Feb 2, 1929 - Apr 7, 1993

Dora R. Stough, 74, of Midland, died April 7, 1993, in a Midland hospital.

Services were 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Luke's United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Cletus Beights officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born Feb. 2, 1929, in Blooming Grove. She married Charles stough sept. 17 1947, and the couple lived in Corsicana, Hillsboro and Kansas, prior to moving to Midland. She was the secretary for Hal Rachell for many years and was an active PTA member and had a full time boggy of painting china.

She was preceded in deaty by her sister, Dorothy Nell Rhodes, and her mother, Edith Rhodes.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Stough of Midland; one son, Charles Stough Jr. of Thermopolis, Wyo.; her father, Charlie Rhodes of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Charlie Rhodes Jr. of Dallas, Truman Rhodes of Midland and Johnny Rhodes of Corsicana; and one sister, Earlene Reed of Lubbock.

Memorials may be made to a favority charity.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 7, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Resthaven Memorial Park, Midland, Midland Co., Texas - d/o Charles "Charlie" Ross Rhodes and Edith Lyle (Mahone) Rhodes

R. B. "Bud" Comer
Oct 18, 1913 - Apr 5, 1993

R.B. "Bud" Comer, 79, of Snyder, died April 5, 1993, in the Cogdell Memorial Hospital in Snyder.

Services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Bell-Cypert-Seale Funeral Home chapel with Homer Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Hillside Memorial Gardens

He was born Oct. 18, 1913, in Navarro County and married Doris Gunn on April 6, 1936. He had lived in Snyder since 1951 and was a retired contract pumper. He also was a member of the 37th St. Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Doris Comer of Snyder; two sons and daughters-in-law, Milton and Sherry Comer of Snyder and Byron Dean and Brenda Comer of San Antonio; one daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Wesley Graves of Snyder; five sisters, Mary Jo Draper and Gladys Baggett, both of Corsicana, Lou Anderson and Bobbie Marsh, both of Fort Worth and Inez Gray of Arlington; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Monroe Clark Mandrell
Aug 4, 1917 - Apr 6, 1993

Monroe Mandrell, 75, of Frost, died April 6, 1993, at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Marshall and Marshall Chapel in Hillsboro, with the Rev. Dale Rose officiating. Burial will be at the Salem Irene Cemetery near Irene.

He was born in Foard City and was raised in Pelham. He attended the Salem school, Delia School and graduated from high school in Kirk. He married Evelyn Jones on June 14, 1940. He worked at Jay Manufacturing in Waxahachie for 22 years until his retirement.

He was preceed in deaty by four brothers.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Mandrell of Frost; one son and daughter-in-law, Ivan and Paula Mandrell of Italy; one daughter and son-in-law, Gina and Alan Craft of Austin; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Thelma Mandrell of Waco; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Warren Wood of Holtville, Calif.; one sister-in-law, Coy Mandrell of Holtville, Calif.; and four grandchildren, Amber Mandrell and Jerod Mandrell, both of Italy, Lori Moreno and her husband Adam of San Antonio and James Alan Craft of Austin.

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Fred M. Wood
Aug 14, 1905 - Jan 30, 1993

Fred M. Wood, 87, of New Concord, Ohio, died Jan. 30, 1993, in Cambridge, Ohio.

Graveside services were 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Dawson Cemetery, with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Services were under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was born Aug. 14, 1905, in Dawson, and was a retired oil man and the owner of Presto Chemical Co. of Cambridge, Ohio. He was a Baptist and a member of the Refugio Masonic Lodge of Woodsboro, Texas. He was also a Shriner.

Survivors include one nephew, Aldon Wood of Livingston; two brothers, Jessie Wood and Alvin Wood; and several nieces and nephews.

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Richard Lankford
May 15, 1903 - Feb 11, 1993

Richard Lankford, 89, of Corsicana, died Feb. 11, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Dawson Cemetery. The Rev.
Ray Whitfield will officiate. Service are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born May 15, 1903, in Dawson and he was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Vivian Lee Morer, of Fairbury, Neb.

He is survived by his wife, Vivian Lankford of Big Sandy; two daughters, Norma J. Waller of Corsicana and Emily A. Estes of Wichita, Kas.; six grandchidlren; a number of great-grandchildren; two sisters, Jimmie Zimmerman of Dallas and Bessie Clark of Dallas; one brother, Howard Lankford of Dallas; three step-sons Rodney Hopkins and Richard Hopkins, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Robert Hopkins of Lincoln, Neb.; one step-daughter, Vay Jean Jones of Big Sandy; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ruth Ray (Sawyer) Berry
Sep 7, 1909 - Mar 14, 1993

Mrs. Ruth R. Berry, 83, of Dawson, died March 14, 1993 in a Corsicana Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be held 11 a.m. on Tuesday in Dawson Cemetery.  The Rev. Truitt Parker will officiate. Wade Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 7, 1909 in Dawson. She lived in Dawson and Waco most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church

Survivors include a daughter, Anita Beth Upton of Bakersfield, Calif.; one son, Chilton H. Berry Jr of Purdon; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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Gerald Lee Bolinger
Jan 9, 1917 - Mar 26, 1993

Gerald Lee Bolinger, 76, of Dawson, died March 26, 1993.

Graveside services were 11 a.m. Saturday in Dawson Cemetery, with the Rev. David Bugg officiating. Wade Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Jan. 9, 1917, in Terre-Haute, Ind. He lived in Dawson since 1975. He was a retired self-employed carpenter. He was a member of the Catholic Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Frances, in 1979.

Survivors include a close friend, Ruth Howard of Dawson; one daughter, Barbara Bolinger of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Garland Bolinger of Terre-Haute, Ind.; three half-brothers, Rex Bolinger, Roy Bolinger and Junior Bolinger, all of Terre-Haute, Ind.; a half-sister, Reba Bolinger of North Carolina; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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Gladys (Henthorn) Thompson-Adams
Apr 3, 1910 - Mar 30, 1993

Gladys Thompson Adams, 82, of Frost, died March 30, 1993 at the Italy Convalescent Center.

Funeral was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Elder Harold Horn, Elder Paul McClain and Brother Daryl Enmon officiated. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

She was born April 3, 1910 in Hill County. She was raised in the Hubbard area and spent most of her life in the Frost area. She was a homemaker. She married Ervin Thompson Nov. 16, 1929, who died Nov. 1971. She later married Clint Adams who preceded her in death April 1987. She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Hubbard.

Survivors include one son, Kenneth Thompson of Waxahachie; one step-daughter and two stepsons; two brothers, Clifford Henthorn of Corsicana and James Henthorn of Itasca; three sisters, Opal Bratcher of Mertens, Ruby Robertson of Houston and Margie Nixon of Lafayette, La.; and two grandsons.

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Robert Leon Hartley
Jan 18, 1931 - Oct 31, 1959

Services Held Wednesday For R. L. Hartley

Funeral services for Robert L. Hartley, 28, killed Saturday night in an auto collision near Dallas Saturday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church at Rice.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Rev. H.O. Abbott and Rev. Claude Gordon. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Hartley, Rice; two sisters, Mrs. Helen O'Neal and Mrs. Billie Chase, both of dallas; three brothers, L. D. Hartley, Jr., U.S. Air Force, Newton, Kan.; Tim Hartley, U.S. Army in Germany, and James Carroll Hartley, Rice; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sullivan, Rice, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. W. Atchely, Jimmy Wayne Perry, Gene Braddock, J. C. O'Neal, Troy Skinner and Thomas Cryer.

McCammon directed.

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Robert Hartley Rites At Rice

Funeral services for Robert L. Hartley, 28, Dallas will be held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church at Rice Wednesday at 2 p.m.

Hartley, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Hartley, live in Rice, was killed in a head-on collision on Highway 67 southwest of Dallas Saturday at 7:30 p. m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Rev. H. O. Abbott and Rev. Claude Gordon. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Atchley, Jimmy Wayne Perry, Gene Braddock, J. C. O’Neal, Troy Skinner and Thomas Cryer.

Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Helen O’Neal and Mrs. Billie Chase, both of Dallas; three brothers, L. D. Hartley Jr., United States Air Force, Newton, Kan.; Tim Hartley, U. S. Army, Germany; and James Carroll Hartley, Rice; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Sullivan, Rice and other relatives.

A woman was killed and two men injured in the crash that took Hartley’s life.

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Jessie Earnest Daniels
Oct 24, 1905 - Dec 30, 1992

Jessie Daniels, 87, of Chatfield, died Dec. 30, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana with Randall McCollum officiating. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Survivors are his wife, Nora Daniels of Chatfield; four daughters, Peggy Fulton of Carrolton, Billy Cheek of Balch Springs, Sandra Coffey of Chatfield and Brenda Santikos of Houston; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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  • The Press - Friday, Jan 8, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Selma Smith
Aug 8, 1915 - Jan 18, 1993

Selma Smith, 77, of Corsicana, died Jan. 18, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rice cemetery, with Dr. David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 8, 1915. She started in the nursing profession in the 1940s and retired in 1985. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Shirley Burgerson and Bobbie Ellis, both of Rice; two sons, John Bradley and Paul Jennings, both of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Bonnie (Moore) Holland
Sep 23, 1903 - Jan 26, 1993

Bonnie Moore Holland, 89, of Corsicana, died Jan. 26, 1993, in Fairfield.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Brother Jerry Manis will officiate. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.

She was born Sept 23, 1903, in Rice. She was a member of the Hope Well Baptist Church in Navarro. She was a member of Eastern Star in Arp, Texas. She was a retired bookeeper and a lifelong resident of Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Cherry Holland.

Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Camille Baker of Grapevine; one brother, Woody Moore of Las Vegas, Nev.; four sisters, Era Dodson of Cedar Hill, Myrtle Pendley and Alpine Blanton, both of Ft. Worth and Oleda Brown of Dallas; one brother-in-law, A. T. Taylor of Corsicana; three grandchildrenn; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gary Pillans, David Fondren, Mike Noble, Jimmy Pendley, Randy Pendley and Earl Minze.

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Charlie Cicero Hartley
Mar 4, 1908 - Mar 12, 1993

Charlie C. Hartley, 85, of Rice, died March 12, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Connally Dugger will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice Cemetery.

He was born March 4, 1908, in Ellis County.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Charlie Hartley of Rice; one son, Charles Hartley of Rice; two sisters, Flora Smith of Ennis, and Mamie Atchley of Rice; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dickey Hartley, Lynn Hartley, Dean Hartley, Donald Hartley, Danny Hartley, Leslie Patterson and Bennie Foster.

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Nora Daniels
Sep 19, 1910 - Apr 1, 1993

Nora Daniels, 82, of Chatfield, died April 1, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Steve Smith and Randell McCollum will officiate. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Peggy Fulton of Carrollton, Billy Cheek of Balch Springs and Sandra Coffey of Chatfield; one sister, Jimmie Cummings of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Nellie (Flowers) Fitzgerald
Jun 9, 1891 - Jul 17, 1992

Nellie F. Fitzgerald

Nellie F. Fitzgerald, 101, of Corsicana, died July 17, 1992, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Elder William Dollar officiating, assisted by the Rev. Scott Mathias. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was born June 9, 1891, in Morgantown, Ky.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lee Fitzgerald, and six sons, J. T. Fitzgerald, Ancel Fitzgerald, Charlie Joe Fitzgerald, Bobby Earl Fitzgerald, Ellis Clifton Fitzgerald and Aubrey Fitzgerald.

Survivors include four daughters, Nellie Sherrard and Violet Burns, both of Corsicana, Nora Weaver of Mexia and Alline Hargroves of Cleburne; one son, Leslie Jean Fitzgerald of Dallas; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Jack Daniel Frederick
Sep 20, 1923 - Apr 12, 1995

Danny Jackie Frederick

Danny Jackie Frederick, 71, of Corsicana, died April 12, 1995, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with Marvin Moore officiating. Services were under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Mr. Frederick was born Sept. 20, 1923. He will be buried beside his father, Justin Frederick.

He is survived by his wife Mariam Frederick of Robert, La., his son Justin Frederick of Robert, La.; his daughter, Dani Frederick-Moore of Robert, La.; three brothers, Thomas Frederick of Danville, Calif., Alan Howard of Baton Rouge, La., and Randy Howard of Houston; and one grandchild, Aaron Frederick-Moore of Robert, La.

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Rufus Loyd Frederick
Jul 25, 1913 - Feb 29, 1980

Rufus Frederick

BLOOMING GROVE—Rufus Loyd Frederick, 66, resident of Blooming Grove, died Friday morning at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Services will be Sunday, 2 p.m., First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove.

The Rev. David Fortner will officiate with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Pauline; a son, David Frederick, of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Bettye Honea, of Frost; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ann Holmes, of Allen; one half-brother, Fred Yates, of Abilene; three half-sisters, Mrs. Mamie Cobb, of Corsicana, Mrs. Margaret Phillips, of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Clem Mosley, of Kansas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Dollie Hollingsworth, Buddy Pullins, Artis Wright, Harold Dozier, Walter Biggers, and Hershel Minatra.

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Homer Floyd Fuller
Mar 19, 1902 - Nov 11, 1989

Homer F. Fuller

Mr. Homer F. Fuller 87, of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 11, 1989.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

He was born March 19, 1902 in Texas, and was a retired farmer and member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie Marie Fuller of Corsicana; one brother, Jess Fuller of Ennis; two nephews, Will Roy Fuller of Ennis, and Olen M. Fuller, Jr. of Blooming grove; two nieces, Louise Kennedy of Fort Worth and Evelyn Thurin of Yuma, Ariz.; and two sisters-in-law, Sue Wilson of Corsicana, and Mary Flarity of Jefferson; four brothers-in-law, Marvin Wilson of Mesquite, Raymond Wilson of Terrell, W. E. Wilson, Jr. of Temple, and Richard Wilson of LaPlace, La.

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James Keith Fulton
Dec 13, 1950 - Jul 29, 1996

James Keith Fulton

James Keith Fulton, 46, of Dawson, died July 29, 1996.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Fulton was born Dec. 13, 1950, in Corsicana. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

He is survived by his wife, Terry Lyne Fulton of Dawson; sons and daughter-in-laws, Bryan and Jill Fulton of Corsicana, James Kevin and Amy Fulton of Midlothian; daughter and son-in-law, Kelly Lynn and Mike Long of Dallas; four brothers, Edward Fulton of Houston, Melvin Ray Beckham of Red Oak, Robert Beckham of Blooming Grove, Bruce Beckham of Forreston; six sisters, Billie Minze of Emmett, Edith Hall of Corsicana, Margie Beets of Lancaster, Laverne Branam of Corsicana, Carolyn Langle of Italy; Mary Evelyn Beckham of Hunnington, Tenn.; three granddaughters; and one grandson.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Beckham; son, Christopher; and adoptive parents, William C. and Sally Leona Fulton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Margaret Elizabeth "Beth" (Maxwell) Fulton
Nov 9, 1895 - Dec 31, 1989

Margaret E. Fulton

Mrs. Margaret E. Fulton, 94, of Corsicana, died Dec. 31, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was born Nov. 9, 1895 in Edom, Texas, and had been a resident of Corsicana for the past 50 years. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sisters, Mrs. Marie Wheeler of Athens, Morine Koenig of Lake Athens, Lucy Faye Bryant of Hutchins, Kan., and Bobie Ruth Schlitzkus of Raliegh, N. C.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Jackie Ray “Jack” DeMoss
Apr. 11, 1941 - Jan. 24, 1997

Jack DeMoss

Jack DeMoss, 55, of Corsicana, died Friday, Jan. 24, 1997 in Navarro County.

Services will be held today at 4 p.m. in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Keith Murray officiating. Burial will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Ronnie Childress, Sammy French, Carroll Moran, James Wright, Gary Brown, Del Roy Graham, Bill Bridger and Bill Don DeMoss.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jeremy and Shane Childress, Don Richards, and Charles Hillburn.

Mr. DeMoss was born on April 11, 1941 in Eureka.

He is survived by his wife, Catherine DeMoss; a son, Donald Ray DeMoss of Italy; two daughters, Robbie McCommons of Corsicana and Carol Hoffma of Blooming Grove; three brothers, Lawrence DeMoss and Damon DeMoss both of Corsicana, and Ronnie DeMoss of Jacksonville; and 13 grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rube Collins
Sep 23, 1895 - Nov 15, 1959

Rube Collins Dies At Bronte

Rube Collins, 64, gas company employe, native of Navarro county, died Sunday at Bronte, Texas, where he had resided the past six years.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. F. H. Pryor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Collins, Bronte; two sons, F. R. Collins, Bronte, and Eddie Collins, Merkel; a daughter, Mrs. Ray T. Pryor, San Antonio; a brother, Charlie Collins, Corpus Christi, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were L. P. Tilton, W. L. Stewart, B. G. Jones, C. L. Lennon, J. D. Brittain, O. L. Pitts, R. L. Reed and T. G. Haynes.

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John Thomas “Tommy” Seale
Jan 19, 1873 - Mar 26, 1947

John T. Seale Rites Were Held Thursday

Funeral services for John T. Seale, aged 74 years, Richland resident, who died at the Navarro clinic Wednesday morning, are to be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment is to be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. O. F. Reeves, Corsicana; Mrs. Ben Harris, Richland, and Mrs. Troy Renfro, Hico; 12 grandchildren, and several brothers and sisters and other relatives.

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Dora (Jergens) Mims
Apr 10, 1875 - Dec 5, 1939

MRS. DORA MIMS IS BURIED TUESDAY IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Mrs. Dora Mims, aged 64 years died at her home one mile south of Corsicana, Monday night.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home. Interment was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

The family had resided in this section for about 45 years.

Surviving are her husband, H. H. Mims, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Luther Jones, Malakoff; Mrs. C. W. Gossett, Houston, and Mrs. Paul Crow, Corsicana; two sons, Dave Mims, Corsicana, and Ollie Mims, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Bennett, Grosebeck; Mrs. Mary Foster, Rice, and Mrs. Walter Smith, Fort Worth; three brothers, Dock Jergens, Corsicana, and Buddy and Jinx Jergens, both of Fort Worth; and three grandchildren, C. W. Gossett, Jr., Houston; William and Gernard Crow, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were J. A. Young, S. Stockard, Cecil Moore, W. H. Archer, J. T. Massey and Joe Seale.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Richard Lee Russell
Nov 28, 1888 - Mar 31, 1981

Lee Russell

Lee Russell, 92, of Corsicadna, died Tuesday at Leisure Lodge.

Service is 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Don Shultz and the Rev. Roger Garrett officiating. Burial in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Lee Lester, of Desert Shores, Calif. and Mrs. Lois Giardina of New Orleans; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.; one brother, Jack Russell of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Artie Fincher, Danny VanHuss, R. M. Rose, Michael Russell, Johnny Widner and Elbert Brim.

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Ruby Rosalie (Neely) Russell
Dec 3, 1890 - Oct 9, 1975

Mrs. Russell

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Russell, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Evergreen Nursing Home.

Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton-Beaman cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Lee Russell of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Lee Lester of Indio, Calif. and Mrs. Lois Giardino of New Orleans, La.; a son Charles F. Russell of Fort Worth; three grandchildren, a great-great- grandchild and a sister, Mrs. Lois Dickson of Corsicana.

She was a native Tarrant County, lived in Corsicana 80 years, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Russell

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Russell, 84, of Corsicana, who died Thursday at the Evergreen Nursing Home.

Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate with burial following at Hamilton-Beaman cemetery

Pallbearers will be Francis Giardian, Paul Gitlitz, Artie Fincher, Jack Russell Jr., J. B. Lancaster and John Dickson.

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Mary Addie (Harris) Smith
Mar 24, 1879 - Jun 24, 1969

Mrs. J. L. Smith

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. (Mary Addie) Smith, 90, Bell county native who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. C. O. Ryan will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Mickey Loftis. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, Curtis and Spencer Smith, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Leona Medaris and Mrs. Ruby Betts, both of Corsicana; three granddaughters, Mrs. Betty Jo White and Mrs. Ruby Nell Redden, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Peggy Fluker of Alabama; and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Wallace Pryor, Delbert White, Billy Fluker, and Glen, Dennis and Lynn Redden.

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Jodie Levear Wilcox
Nov 28, 1901 - Sep 1, 1994

Jodie Wilcox

Jodie Wilcox, 92, of Navarro, died Sept. 1, 1994, in Navarro.

Services were 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Clayton Smith, Rev. Tony Neal and Rev. R. E. Cecil officiating. Burial, with Masonic graveside rites, was in Hamilton-Beaman cemetery.

He was born, Nov. 28, 1901, in Parker County, Texas. He was a member of the Hopewell Baptist Church. He was retired from the Oil Fields. He was a lifetime member and past master of the Eureka A.F.A.M Lodge No. 1060 and a recipient of the 50 year award and lifetime teaching certificate.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Thelma Frazier Wilcox; one son, Alden Wilcox; and one Daughter, Mary Jo Walker.

Survivors include one son, Gene Wilcox of Ennis; one daughter, Mrs. June Blue of Navarro; one brother, Curtis Wilcox of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; 12 great –grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Billy Batton, Paul Mitchell, Aubrey Asby, Bud Osbourn, Sammy Thomas, Mike Wisdom and Ostein Reamy.

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Wilsie Arthur Carden
Jul 11, 1877 - Oct 31, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. A. CARDEN

Funeral services for Wilsie A. Carden, 54, carpenter, 530 West Collin Street, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, four daughters; Mrs. Harold Farrell, Corpus Christi; Mrs. W. A. Fields, Mt. Calm; Mrs. Earl Gordon, Arlington; and Miss Gwaldine Carden, Corsicana; two grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Will Pulley, Trinidad.

Pallbearers were Lonzo Duncan, Bob Williams, J. J. Burke, Burt Pope, Guy Brazzell and Kenneth Hawkins.

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Amanda “Mandy” (Bonner) Langridge-Garrison
Mar 1, 1877 - Oct 17, 1955

Mrs. Garrison Expires Monday

Mrs. Mandy Garrison, 88, long-time Navarro County resident, died at the Twilight Home Monday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Evelyn McCasland, Powell; a son Earl Langridge, Corsicana; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, four sisters, Mrs. Nettie McGee, Corsicana; Mrs. Ellen Burton, Kilgore, and Mrs. Lena Pruitt and Mrs. Addie Moseley, both of Detroit, Texas, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 17, 1955
  • assumed 1st w/o George W. Langridge married Aug. 26, 1884 buried in Oakwood cemetery 2nd husband James William “Jim” Garrison married Jul. 28, 1924 d/o William Bonner and Sarah (Moody) Bonner
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Susan Ellen (Bonner) Burton
Oct 27, 1876 - Nov 14, 1965

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Burton

Final rites for Mrs. Susan Burton, 89, of Kilgore, who died in New London Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Radar Chapel in Kilgore with graveside services at Hamilton cemetery at 2 p.m.

Mrs. Burton moved to Kilgore from Corsicana in 1943.

Surviving are four sons, J. W., Clyde and Bob Burton all of Kilgore, and Loyd E. Burton, Linden; a daughter, Mrs. Sarah Scruggs, Fairfield; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Pruett, Benton La., and Mrs. Abbie Grider, Bogota, 27 grandchildren and a large number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley handled local arrangements.

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Essie Lean (Lyons) Cobb-Collins
Mar 12, 1923 - Jun 29, 1973

Mrs. Collins

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at Hamilton Cemetery for Mrs. Essie Collins, 50, who died Friday in Dallas. Officiating will be Rev. James Miller, with Griffin’s Funeral Home handling service arrangements.

A former resident of Corsicana, Mrs. Collins lived in Dallas prior to her death.

Survivors include two sons, Jackie M. Collins and Arthur Lee Collins, both of Dallas; six daughters, Mrs. W. L. Edwards of Seagoville, and Mrs. John W. Mott, Miss Marsha A. Collins, Mrs. Billie Joe Hale, Miss Deborah Collins, and Miss Carla G. Collins, all of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; two brothers; three sisters; and her mother, Mrs. Delia Dean of Dallas.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, July 1, 1973
  • 1st husband Burnett Franklin Cobb 2nd husband Audrey Earl Collins d/o Arthur Thomas Lyons and Nancy Cordelia “Delia” (Knighton) Lyons-Dean
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Darla Kay Owen
Sep 14, 1959 - Jun 21, 1965

Darla K. Owen Dies Sunday

Darla K. Owen, aged five years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Owen, 916 South Fourteenth street, Corsicana died in Dallas Sunday.

Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Bobbie and Hugh Owen, and a grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Owen, all of Corsicana.

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Darla K. Owen Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Darla K. Owen, aged five years, who died in Dallas Sunday, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial will be in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Owen, 916 South Fourteenth street; two brothers, Bobbie and Hugh Owen; grandmother, Mrs. Sarah Owen, and a great-grandmother, Mrs. V. E. Byram, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Billy Easterling, Donald Bonner, Ralph McCulloch, Thomas Oliphant, Floyd Allred and Edmond Bailey.

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El Bert Owen
Apr 15, 1890 - Nov 16, 1963

Monday Rites For Bert Owen

Funeral services for Bert Owen, 73, retired Corsicana Cotton Mill employe, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday afternoon, were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Moseley of Waxahachie and Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, 918 South Fourteenth street; five sons, James, Robert and Jerrel Owen, all of Corsicana; Wilbur Owen, Apple Springs, and Bill Joe Owen, Lake Jackson; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two brothers, Rob Owen, San Joes, Calif., and C. B. Owen, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Louada Ingram, Mrs. Margie Clampitt and Mrs. Ruby Harris, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Shaw, R. H. Poulter, Jesse Praytor, Riley Shipman, Dan Paschal and Bruce Bobkoff.

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Telitha Cumi (Brittian) Ballard
Jan 19, 1863 - Jun 22, 1953

Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Ballard

Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. Ballard, 90, life-long Navarro county resident, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Mrs. Ballard died at her home, 103 East First avenue, Monday night.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, minister of the Westminister Presbyterian church, and Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the First Assembly of God church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bray, Corsicana, and Mrs. Rube Collins, Bronte; eight grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Missouri Elizabeth (Johnson) Gillen
May 13, 1872 - Apr 20, 1956

Mrs. J. P. Gillen Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Missouri E. Gillen, 83, widow of the late J. P. Gillen of this area who died in Memorial Hospital early Friday, were held from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Adcox.

A native of Jackson, Miss., Mrs. Gillen resided in this community until moving to Blooming Grove 15 years ago.

Surviving are three sons, C. E. Gillen, Angus; B.B. Gillen, Dallas, and Smith Gillen, Levelland; five daughters, Mrs. H. E. Martin, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Emma Billingsley, Mrs. Leona Murphy and Mrs. Margie Gideon, all of Luling, and Mrs. Jean Grimes, Houston; 15 grandchildren and a brother, John Johnson, Mangum, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

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Gladys Viola (Holleman) Merrell
May 5, 1912 - Jul 13, 1966

Mrs. Merrell Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Viola Merrell, 54, of Oak Valley, will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert W. Walker, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mrs. Merrell was missed from the family residence by her husband, C. C. Merrell, when he returned from milking a cow Wednesday morning. A search was instituted and later she was found in the stock tank on the farm. Deputies Blackmon and Pitts were summoned and Judge W. H. Tipton, returned a coroner’s verdict of death by drowning.

Surviving are her husband of Oak Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Otis Thompson, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Royce DeMoss, Corsicana; a son, Sergeant First Class Joe Clifton Merrell, U. S. Army, El Paso; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert Eastam, Big Spring, and Mrs. Truett Tramel, Dallas; a brother, W. G. Holleman, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Sadie Holleman, Kerens; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Merrell, Walter Merrell, Don Donoho, Lester Ray Tramel, Jackie Bressie and Bob Lancaster.

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Mary E. (Tillman) Weems
Dec 25, 1882 - May 6, 1954

Mrs. M. L. Weems Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Weems, 71, wife of M. L. Weems, 1228 West Twelfth and One-Half avenue avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday noon, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m., from Memorial Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the church. Burial was in Hamilton Cemetery.

Born December 25, 1882, in Arkansas, Mrs. Weems had resided in Corsicana since 1927.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Aubrey Weems, Corsicana, and James Weems, Denver City; four daughters, Mrs. G. W. Wilson, Itasca; Mrs. M. L. Frost, League City; Mrs. Clarence Langford, Corsicana, and Mrs. Julia Neblett, Tyler; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James King, Howard Weaver, C. N. Tramel, J. T. Glasgow, H. W. Temple and C. E. Marr.

Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 7, 1954
  • w/o Marcus Luke “Mark” Weems married Dec. 27, 1903 Nimrod, Perry, Arkansas d/o Tom Tillman and Ellen (Durant) Tillman
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Marcus Luke “Mark” Weems
Mar 12, 1883 - Dec 24, 1975

M. L. Weems

Services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for M. L. Weems, 92, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Maurice McLeroy was to officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was a native of Arkansas, had lived in Corsicana since 1927, and was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Aubrey Weems of Corsicana and James Weems of Bristow, Okla.; four daughters, Mrs. G. W. Wilson of Fort Worth, Mrs. Julia Neblett of Amarillo, Mrs. M. L. Frost and Mrs. Clarence Langford both of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchilden, and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were to be B. W. Lee, Mike Jones, Robert Steele, Dwane Bryson, Cleo Ford and Gene Cole.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, December 26, 1975
  • h/o Mary E. (Tillman) Weems married Dec. 27, 1903 Nimrod, Perry, Ark. s/o James Washington Weems and Emma (Tennsley) Weems
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Nora Alice (Welch) Allred
Mar 4, 1879 - Jan 5, 1952

Mrs. Allred

Mrs. W. P. (Nora) Allred, 92, died at 8:20 a.m. Saturday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

She was a resident of Corsicana 75 years and resided at 318 W. 5th Ave. She was a housewife and a member of Trinity Baptist Church. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Westminister Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, will officiate at the services.

Survivors include two sons, A. J. Allred of Corsicana and R. V. Allred of Ennis, 17 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, four daughters in laws, Mrs. Susie Allred, Mrs. Liddie Allred, Mrs. Mary Lee Allred, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Alvern Allred of Trinidad.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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William Everett Cooley
Aug 1, 1890 - Jan 5, 1952

Sunday Services For W. E. Cooley

Funeral services for W. E. Cooley, 61, who died Saturday morning, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe T. Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, Troy Cooley, Kerens; S. J. Cooley, Midland, and Willie Lee Cooley, West Texas; a daughter, Mrs. J. P. Parker, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Annie Cooley, Memphis; a sister, Miss Nina Mae Cooley, Cooley; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. T. Clay, Bernice Pollock, M. D. Shook, H. A. Allred, Jesse N. Bradford and Preston Allred.

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Ruth Oletha (Sims) Kelley
Mar 24, 1915 - May 8, 1955

Mrs. O. P. Kelley Services Monday

Mrs. O. P. Kelley, aged 40 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. R. D. Becton, Skeet Club Road, Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. She was a native of Roby, Texas.

Surviving are her husband O. P. Kelley, Corsicana; a son, Charles Ray Ewing, Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Henderson, Midland; a granddaughter, Galerie Ruth Henderson, Lubbock; six brothers, Ray Sims, Sweetwater; Elgie Sims, Sweetwater; Wesley, B. W. and A. C. Sims, all of Midland; Billy Van Sims, Abilene; six sisters, Mrs. Eddie Myslicki, Odessa; Mrs. Becton Corsicana; Mrs. August Bosshard, Georgetown; Mrs. L. H. Venable, El Paso; Mrs. H. E. Basham, Irving, and Mrs. Joe Perkheiser, San Angelo; Father C. W. Sims, El Paso, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Davis, William Temple, Manning Davis, Billy Bates, Kenneth Burke, Derwood Richards, Abner Hyden and James Blakney.

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Robert Leroy “Roy” Dycus
Jul 17, 1904 - Feb 5, 1976

Roy Dycus

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Baptist Church for Roy Dycus, 71, a resident of Corsicana who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana, two sons, Robert Earl Dycus of Fort Worth and David Dycus of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bob Garen of Tyler, four sisters, Mrs. Hallie Campbell, Corsicana, Mrs. Newton Pasley, Jacksonville, Mrs. Beatrice Patterson, Houston and Mrs. Ethel Minze, Houston, eight grandchildren; two brothers, John Dycus and Cy Dycus, both of Houston.

Pallbearers will be R. O Hammock, J. T. Glasgow, Charles Williams, Billy G. Bradley, Danny Richards, Johnny Harper, E. H. Richards, Ernest Sikes. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Memorial Baptist Church.

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Eithel (Hanna) Ridings-Davis
Feb 17, 1904 - Mar 15, 1974

Mrs. Davis
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Davis, 70, who died Friday night at Memorial Hospital. Rev. W. M. Biggs will officiate, and burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery.

She was a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include eight daughters, Mrs. Adelle Gray, Mrs. Joyce Burke, Mrs. Doris Norman, Mrs. Marie Simmons, all of Corsicana, Mary McManus of Retreat, Mrs. Maudie Wilson of Orange, Mrs. Virgie Watkins of Emhouse and Mrs. Bobbie Derden of Lakenheath, England; a son, Thomas Davis of Retreat; two step-sons, Floyd Davis of Phoeniz, Arizona and Robert Davis of Mt. Pleasant; 28 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two sisters Mrs. Leisel Creacy of Corpus Christi and Mrs. Charlsie Holloway of Corsicana; and a brother, Hughie Hanna of Lufkin.

Pallbearers include Freddie Nutt, Leroy Barton, Curley Robinson, Elmer Tent, Newton Burke and Ed Nevill.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, March 17, 1974
  • Twin to Leisel Hanna 1st husband A. J. Ridings married Mar. 28, 1923 2nd husband Thomas Myrtle Davis married Apr. 17, 1924 d/o William H. Hanna and Mary Minerva Jane (Scott) Hanna buried in New Pursley Cemetery
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Thomas Myrtle Davis 
Apr 20, 1882 - Jul 14, 1973

T. M. Davis

T. M. Davis, 91, of Corsicana died Saturday afternoon in Corsicana.

Services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Ethel Davis of Corsicana; three sons, Floyd Davis of Phoenix, Ariz., Robbie Davis of Mount Pleasant and Thomas Davis of Retreat; eight daughters, Mrs. Adell Gray, Mrs. Joyce Burke, and Mrs. Doris Norman, all of Corsicana, Mrs. Mary McManus of Retreat, Mrs. Maudie Wilson of Bridge City, Texas., Mrs. Virgie Watkins of Emhouse, Mrs. Bobbie Derden of England and Mrs. Marie Simmons; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Davis will be at the Thomas Davis residence at Retreat.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, July 15, 1973
  • 1st wife Emily S. (Anderson) Davis married Dec. 24, 1905 buried in New Pursley cemetery 2nd wife Ethel (Hanna) Ridings-Davis married Apr. 17, 1924 s/o James P. Davis and Fannie Clementine (Kimbrell) Davis
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T. M. Davis
Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas M. Davis, 91, who died Saturday in Corsicana.

Rev. W. M. Biggs and Rev. James McKee will officiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, three sons, eight daughters, 30 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren , and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers include Freddie Nutt, Bill Hanna, Lonnie Davis, Maurice Davis, Alvis Cox and Lloyd Cox.

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Ruby Elizabeth (Flynn) Brown
Sep 18, 1910 - Feb 7, 1992

Ruby E. Brown

Ruby E. Brown, 81, of Corsicana, died Feb. 7, 1992, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services were 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Forrest Sapp officiating. Burial was in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Bill Brown of Corsicana and Lloyd Brown of Dallas; one brother, Charlie Flynn of Corsicana; and one sister, Ruth Robinson of Fairfield.

Pallbearers will Benny Robinson, Marty Williams, R. T. Baker, Otis Capehart, James Sykes and Larry Elmore.

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Mac Book
Nov 2, 1917 - Jan 27, 1997

Mac Book
Mac Book, of Corsicanqa, died Jaqn. 27, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place in the Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Book is survived by his wife, Virginia Hartzell Book of Corsicana; daughter, Barbara Book McCall of West Des Moines, Iowa; son Danny Michael Book of San Diego, Calif.; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Gary Howard Martin
Jun 15, 1947 - Jan 23, 1997

Gary H. Martin
Gary H. Martin, 49, of Mountain Home, passed away Thursday night, Jan. 23, 1997 in his home.

Services were held Saturday at the Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.

Memorial may be made to the Disabled Veterans Association.

Mr. Martin was borne June 15, 1947 in Corsicana to H. L. Martin and Dorothy Wylie.

He served during the Vietnam conflict as a sergeant, Air Force SAC Command, and was of the Protestant faith. He married Judy Drain Aug. 19, 1985 in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife Judy; two sons, Michael Martin and Lonnie Martin, both of Waco; three daughters, Melissa Martin of Washington, Georgia, Sondra Buckanan of Corsicana, and Rebecka Martin of Waco; one sister, Sue Howell of Cedar Hill; six grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements under the direction of Kerrville Funeral Home.

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Ruby Goldie (Halfacre) Lynn-Poteet
Jan 27, 1917 - Dec 31, 1989

Ruby G. Poteet

Ruby G. Poteet, 72, of Corsicana, died Dec. 31, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Richard and Freddie Lynn.

Survivors include three daughters, Willie Etta Pennington, Martha Raines, and Patricia Coppock, all of Corsicana; one daughter-in-law, Linda Lynn of Corsicana; one brother, Kenneth Halfacre of Great Falls, Mont.; two sisters, Ora Pummill of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Grace Arbucle of Sedalia, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Brooks, Kenneth Coppock, Ronnie Wylie, Elmer Ledbetter, Dusty Ledbetter, and Kenneth Ainsworth.

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Jessie Lee (Clark) Staggs
Oct 14, 1906 - Apr 12, 1995

Jessie Lee Staggs

Jessie Lee Staggs, 88, of Denton, formerly of Corsicana, died April 12, 1995, in Denton.

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Ken Ashlock and Jim Wilkins officiating. Burial will follow in Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bill Waters, Cecil Staggs, Jake Melton, Doug Melton, Bill Hollingsworth, Ron Hollingsworth, Kenneth Clark and Dewey Clark.

Mrs. Staggs was born Oct. 14, 1906, in Dresden.

She is survived by two sons, Bobby Staggs of Garland and Billy Staggs of Denton; six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Alva Clyde Smith
Sep 26, 1912 - Apr 13, 1995

Alva Clyde Smith

Alva Clyde Smith, 82, of Frost, died April 13, 1995, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Frost Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Frost Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be John Parum, Michael Smith, Tim Brown, Chris Brown, Loran Seely and Andrew Seely.

Honorary pallbearers will be Philip Seely, Lamar Speer, J. O. Williams, Edwin Sheppard, Andrew McDougald and Joe Parum.

Mr. Smith was born Sept. 26, 1912, in Ellis County.

He is survived by his wife, Effie Mae Smith of Frost; his son, Alva Lynn Smith of Blooming Grove; his daughter, Linda Gail Brown of Fort Smith, Ark.; two sisters, Nettie Mitchell of Corsicana and Winnie Moore of Katy; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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Bennie Ford Batson
Mar 31, 1936 - Feb 4, 1992

Bennie Ford Batson

Bennie Ford Batson, 55, of Blooming Grove, died Feb. 4, 1992, at his residence.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Curial will be in the Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

He was born March 31, 1936, in Mildred, and had lived in Blooming Grove for 55 years. He was a sheet metal worker and had served with the U. S. Coast Guard.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Luther Batson and Gary Batson.

Survivers include his mother Joan Gardner of Blooming Grove; two sons, Kevin Ford Batson of Navarro Mills and Gary Batson of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Sherry Batson of Navarro Mills; two sisters, Bertie Lindeman of Red Oak and Barbara Evans of Garland; his grandmother, Mary Ford Slaughter of Corsicana; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Viola Ann (Pritchett) Allen
Feb 14, 1911 - Feb 14, 1993

Viola Allen

Viola Allen, 81, of Athens, died Feb. 14, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Odis Munns officiating. Burial will be in Campbell-Elrod Cemetery. The family will be at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday.

She was a member of Zion Hill Church of God in Walton, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. E. “Buck” Allen, Jan. 20, 1993, and her daughter Doris Marie Allen.

Survivors include four sons, Edgar Earl Allen of Kaufman, Tommy Joe Allen and William Ray Allen, both of Corsicana, and Johnny Frank Allen of Athens; one daughter, Cliffie Janette Cox of Athens; one brother, Clarence Pritchett of Corsicana; one sister, Janette Jamison of Stevenville; 23 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Frankie Belle Pritchett
Sep 30, 1876 - Feb 24, 1966

Hold Services F. B. Pritchett

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from Griffin Chapel for F. B. Pritchett, 89, who died Thursday morning at Twilight Home. Services were conducted by Rev. J. T. Davis, pastor of Fundemental Baptist Church, of which he was a member. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

A native of Limestone county, he was a retired farmer.

He is survived by four sons, G. W. (Dub) Pritchett, a Corsicana police officer, and Clarence Pritchett, both Corsicana; Jim Pritchett, Gladewater, and Albert Pritchett, Longview; two daughters, Mrs. A. E. Allen and Mrs. G. G. Jamison, both Corsicana; 28 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Edgar Earl Allen, Johnny Frank Allen, Tommy Joe Allen, William Ray Allen, Bobby Pritchett and Guy Donald Pritchett.

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Sallie Ann (Adams) Pritchett
Jan 1, 1880 - Feb 16, 1937

Mrs. Pritchett of Roane Died Tuesday

Mrs. Sallie Pritchett, wife of F. H. Pritchett of the Roane community, died Tuesday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, six sons, Albert Pritchett, Longview; Jim Pritchett, Roane; Joe Pritchett, Roane; J. C. Pritchett, California; Clarence Pritchett, California; and G. W. Pritchett, Roane; and two daughters, Mrs. Viola Allen and Miss Jeannette Pritchett, both of Roane.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, afternoon at 2 o’clock at Campbell cemetery, where interment will be made.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The rites will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Arthur Carroll Milne
May 4, 1911 - Jul 28, 1996

A. C. Milne

A. C. Milne, 85, of Corsicana, died July 28, 1996, at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Larry Thompson, and David Hale officiating. Burial will follow at the Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Milne was born May 4, 1911. He was a deacon at First Baptist Church in Rice.

He is survived by his wife Bobbie Milne of Rice; son Kenneth Milne of Hubbard; step-son Larry Jones of Robinson; daughter, Fayrene Sorensen of Lafayette, La; step-daughters, Dinah Rogers of Sapulpa, OK, Betty Baker of Corsicana; Joyce Lucas of Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lou Ella (UNKNOWN) McGee
Aug 5, 1903 - Nov 11, 1989

Mrs. Ella McGee

Mrs. Lou Ella McGee died Nov. 11, 1989 in Conroe.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Richland Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include a son, Jim McGee of Conroe.

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Dee Dell Marie (Bishop) Prather
Aug 14, 1906 - Nov 10, 1989

Mrs. Dee Dell Prather

Mrs. Dee Dell Prather died Nov. 10, 1989, in Irving.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday in Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leonard C. Prather, April 28, 1957.

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Mary Ruth (Morton) Hornburg
Dec 8, 1921 - Jul 17, 1992

Mary Ruth (Morton) Hornburg

Mary Ruth Morton Hornburg, 70, of Farmers Branch, died July 17, 1992 in Dallas.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church in Dallas. Graveside services will be 10 a.m., Monday in the Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Milton Guttierrez will officiate. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born December 8, 1921 in Corsicana. She was a member of the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church on Dallas for 45 years. She was very active in many forms of volunteer services. She was a member of the National Parent Teachers Association.

She was preceded in death by a brother, L. E. “Bud” Morton of Corsicana.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. John T. Hornburg of Farmers Branch; two sons, Col. Hal M. Hornburg of Goldboro, NC., Lt. Col. “Dr.” J. Scott Hornburg of Niceville, Fl.; one brother, G. M. Morton of Houston; and two grandsons, Kevin Hornburg of Goldboro, NC. and Nicholas Hornburg of Niceville, Fl.

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Leland Mills Morton
Jun 18, 1888 - Oct 24, 1975

L. M. Morton

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Leland M. Morton, 87, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday at his residence.

Rev. Jack Riley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a retired printer and owner of Morton Office Supply, a native of Whitesboro, and lived in Corsicana since 1915. He was also a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include two sons, L. E. Morton of Corsicana and Toby Morton of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. John Hornburg of Dallas; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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L. M. Morton

Pallbearers for the 2 p.m. Saturday Leland M. Morton services were Dr. L. E. McGary, Rex Carpenter, Taylor Judson, John Carlock, Jack Boran, and Rogers Ray.

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Johnnie Mae (Austin) Mayfield
Jul 31, 1928 - Apr 11, 1995

Johnnie Mae Mayfield

Johnnie Mae Mayfield, 66, of Corsicana, died April 11, 1995, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with Elder Vernon Jessie officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kevin Coleman, Jarrod Thomas, Gregory Thomas, Gayland Thomas, Michael Thomas and Jeffrey Thomas.

Mrs. Mayfield was born July 31, 1928, in Ennis.

She is survived by her husband, Carraway Mayfield of Corsicana; two sons, Casper Austin and Wilbur Austin, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Vivian Austin and Judy Austin Carter both of Corsicana; three sisters, Cora Lee Thomas and Thelma Hagan, both of Corsicana, and Arlie B. Jackson of Dallas; five brothers, S. A. Oston, Leroy Johnson, Sr., Johnny B. Calhoun and R. C. Calhoun, all of Corsicana, and Prophet Nathaniel Calhoun of Hillsboro; four grandchildren, Christopher Austin, Nicholas Austin, Nicole Sneed and Danny Austin, all of Corsicana and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Gaynell Austin.

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Clyde Burns
Jul 19, 1898 - Jul 15, 1975

Clyde Burns
Services will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Bell-Seale Funeral Home Chapel in Snyder, Texas for Clyde Burns, 76, former Navarro County resident, who died Tuesday morning. Pat Abbanato, Church of Christ Minister will officiate.

Masonic graveside services will be held in Dawson at 6:00 p.m. Thursday. Claude Holcomb will officiate.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Clyde Burns of Snyder; three sons, F. C. Burns of Corsicana, Donald Burns of Baytown and Joe Burns of Snyder; three daughters, Mrs. Jera Fraser of Corsicana, Mrs. Mary Beth Berry of Andrews and Mrs. Lynelle Pollard of Canyon; four granddaughters and four grandsons, and one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Smith of Tomball.

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Mary Ed (Thrailkill) Burns
Aug 29, 1905 - Feb 8, 1992

Mrs. Clyde Burns

Mary Ed Burns, 89, of Corsicana, died Feb. 8, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will at 2 p.m. Tuesday, at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Randy Dougherty officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 29, 1905, in Frost and had lived in Corsicana since 1975. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

She was preceeded in death by her husband, Clyde Burns, in 1975; one daughter, Mildred Moore; and one son, Clayburn Burns.

Survivors include three sons, Fred Burns of Corsicana, Don R. Burns of Midland and Joe D. Burns of Snyder; three daughters, Mrs. Jera Linton of Corsicana, Mary Beth Berry of Andrews and Lynelle Pollard of Snyder; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Roy Burns, Jay Burns, Ron Burns, Mark Berry, John Dozier, Ed Thrailkill, Bill Thrailkill and Richards Thrailkill.

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Alma (Fletcher) Teetz
Jun 20, 1898 - Feb 28, 1980

Alma Teetz

KERENS—Alma Teetz, 81, died yesterday at Cedar Lake Nursing Home.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Danny Shaver, Calvary Baptist Church officiating.

Burial will be at Mankin Cemetery.

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Winafree Johnson Tate
Apr 2, 1908 - Feb 16, 1993

Winafree Johnson Tate, 84, of Fairfield, died Feb. 16, 1993, in Fairfield Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Capps Memorial Chapel in Fairfield, with the Rev. O. D. Christian officiating. Burial will be in Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.

He was born April 2, 1908, in Freestone County and had lived there all of his life. He was a businessman and rancher for many years and volunteered as an active reserve deputy for Freestone County from 1969-1990.

He was preceded in death by his wife Della Tate, his brother, Marvin Tate, and his sister, Esther Pitmon.

Survivors include two sons, Winafree David Tate of Waco and William Leslie Tate of Fairfield; two sisters, Vivian Spivey and Morrell Willard, both of Fairfield; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Donna Anita (Smith) Hopkins
Sep 19, 1947 - Feb 16, 1993

Donna A. Hopkins
Mrs. Donna Anita Hopkins, 45, of Coolidge, died Feb. 16, 1993, in Mexia.

Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev. Jerry Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Coolidge Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 19, 1947 in McAlister, Oklahoma. She was reared in Irene and graduated from Bynam High School. She lived in Coolidge for the past 11 years. She was an aide and cook for the Home Health Care Services. She was a member of the Community Chapel Pentacostal Church of Hubbard.

Survivors include her husband, Otha Ray Hopkins of Coolidge; one step-son, Bobby Phillips of Farmers Branch; her mother, June Hurst of Tyler; one brother Danny Smith of Whitehouse; one sister, Dianna Brustrom of Corsicana; and two nieces.

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L. D. (Jack) Dawson
abt 1923 - Feb 12, 1993

L. D. Dawson

L. D. (Jack) Dawson, 70, of Malakoff, died Feb. 12, 1993, at Lakeland Medical Center in Athens.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Antioch Baptist Church in Malakoff, with Elder Joseph Johnson Sr. officiating. Burial will be in Steen Cemetery in Malakoff under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary. He will lie in state at the church from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Barton of Corsicana; one son, Torris Dawson of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Ebony Barton of Corsicana; four brothers, Horace Dawson of Fort Worth, Richard Dawson, Marlin Dawson, Sr. and Malion Dawson, all of Malakoff; four sisters, Ossie Sparks, Eva T. Trimble, Baby Ruth Toliver and Lessie B. Hicks, all of Malakoff.

Nephews and friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

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Loraine (Barry) Emmett
Nov 6, 1913 - Nov 18, 2012

LORAINE BARRY EMMETT died November 18, 2012, in Dallas, at the age of 99. She was born November 6, 1913, in Poynor, Tx. After graduating from Blooming Grove High School, she moved to Corsicana, where she met her husband Jack Emmett of Dallas. They were married 63 years until his death in 1998. A descendant of Texas pioneers, she was the great niece of one of Dallas' early mayors, Bryan T. Barry. Her grandfather, Ambrose Barry, MD, donated land for Raleigh Cemetery, located near Barry, Texas, a town named in memory of her ancestors. A gifted artist, she painted the baptistery scene for First Baptist Church, Tool, Texas, where she was the first - and a charter - member. She painted even into her later years, when her garden became her "living canvas". Her priority was the Lord and she served Him throughout her life. She enjoyed crocheting and knitting and made prayer shawls for many who were ill. She gave of herself unconditionally and was devoted to her family and friends. She is predeceased by her grandchildren Sheila Lorene Jones and Kirk Alan Williams. She is survived by her children: Delores Emmett Jones, Barbara Emmett and W.T. (Bill) Williams, Sr., Barry and Mireille Papouchado Emmett and Jacquelyn Emmett Lane; grandchildren, Kelly Williams, W.T. (Bill) Williams, Jr., Brenda Ray Jones, Yvette Mallinowski, Patrick Emmett, Patricia Loynd and Kristen Matheny. Other beloved survivors include her nieces Patricia Barry Rumble, Jackie Shipley Wilson and Carol Emmett Wallace, and nephews Monty, Rick and Rock Barry and Paul George Emmett. Memorials may be made to charity. Funeral arrangements by Tomlinson Funeral Home, Seven Points, Tx., 903-432-4441. Phil. 1:3

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