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Melvin E. Hull
Nov 21, 1912 - Mar 29, 1993

Melvin E. Hull, 80, of Corsicana, died March 29, 1993, in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. John C. Bates officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 21, 1912, in Kawana, Neb. He was retired from Northern Propane Co. and was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eustace Hull of Corsicana; one son, Malcolm Hull of Corsicana; one sister, Beatrice Huntley of Sacramento, Calif.; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Owens, Gaylord Edling, Johnny Tedrow, Therman Baker, Danny Tedrow and Steven Tedrow.

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Lois Asilee Wylie
Mar 1, 1906 - Apr 3, 1993

Lois Asilee Wylie, 87, of Corsicana, died April 3, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Alexander officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born March 1, 1906 in Rockwall County and was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Neva Rogers of Merrell, Neb.; two sisters-in-law Viola Bruce of Cedar Creek Lake and Juanita Bruce of Tool; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert McCarter, Vernon McCarter, Terry Montgomery, Tommy Davis, Larry Davis and Charles Wylie.

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Rev. Cornelius Oscar Sharp
Oct 12, 1895 - Apr 4, 1993

The Rev. C.O. Sharp, 97, of Corsicana, died April 4, 1993.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will take place in the Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Oct. 12, 1895 in Strawberry, Ark. He was a minister for the Assembly of God Church and had served in the U. S. Army from 1918 through 1919.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Anna Sharp.

Survivors include one son, E.W. Sharp of Farmersville; two stepsons, Joe Walls and Otto Koch, both of Houston; four step-daughters, Golda Bryant of Seagoville, Mable Warhola of Angleton, Pauline Graves of Mesquite and Gwen Almond of Corsicana; 16 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Martha May and Jane Odom, both of Cave City, Ark.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Oscar L. Sikes
Feb 20, 1907 - Apr 10, 1993

O. L. Sikes, 86, of Corsicana, died April 10, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a longtime nursery man and a member of Northside Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, John and Betty Montfort of Corsicana and George and Edith Montfort of Hollywood, Fla.; one daughter and son-in-law, Dorcas and Howard Chapman of Wichita Falls, Texas; one daughter-in-law, Bobbie Montfort of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be B.C. Barlow and Robert Robinson.

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Clara Rebecca Watkins Waters
Nov 12, 1907 - Apr 11, 1993

Clara Rebecca Watkins Waters, 85, of Corsicana, died April 11, 1993.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Conley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 7-9 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 12, 1907 in Eureka and married R.D. Waters on June 1, 1934. She spent many years as a registered laboratory technician at the Navarro Clinic.

She and her husband moved to Baton Rouge and then to Harlingen after World War II and in 1946, her husband left civil service to farm cotten and grain in Harlingen.

She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.D., her grandson, Trey and a sister, Verna Bell.

Survivors include one sister and brother-in-law, Gertrude and Robert Walker and one brother and sister-in-law, Paige and Ruth Watkins, all of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and grace Waters of Austin; one son, Fred Waters of San Antonio; grandchildren, David and becky Waters of Austin and gretchen and Preston Martin of San Antonio; and one great-grandchild, Trey Martin of San Antonio.

Pallbearers will be Woody Dosser, Philip Smith, Wendell Sullivan, Larry bell, Charles Bell and bruce Sullivan.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe Castles, Elliot Middleton and Fred DuBose.

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Anna Adelia "Ann" (Dunning) Zeller
Mar 16, 1902 - Apr 13, 1993

Ann D. Zellar, 91, of Corsicana, died April 13, 1993 in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services were 10 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Don Sawyer will offiiate.

Survivors include one son, Dale Zellar of Canago Park, Calif.; three daughters, Jean Scott and Marjorie Frigerio of Corsicana and Beverly Shaw of Mesa, Ariz.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

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Jessie Gomez
abt 1920 - Mar 3, 1993

Jessie Gomez, 73, of Irving, died March 3, 1993, at the Dallas/Fort Worth Medical Center in Grand Prairie.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Father George Monaghan officiating.

Survivors include one son, Jesse Gomez Jr. of Corsicana; two daughters, Betty Rutherford of Dallas and Shirly Applegate of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; and nine grandchildren [sic].

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Nellie Gray Gathright
Sep 2, 1895 - Mar 12, 1993

Nellie Gray Gathright, 98, of Corsicana, died March 12, 1993 at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Robert Easterling will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by a son, Quinton Gathright, in 1972.

She is survived by two daughters, Joyce McDonald and Geline Stone, both of Corsicana; one brother, Robert Coffey of Houston; one sister, Judia Duke of Corsicana; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will act as pallbearers

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Delores Marie "Dottie" Hord
Mar 12, 1954 - Apr 10, 1993

Delores Marie (Dottie) Hord, 39, of Route 3, Corsicana, died April 10, 1993, at St. Paul Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Morgan of Navarro; Jim Hord of Angus; two step-sons, Curtis Hord and Shad Hord, both of Amarillo; three brothers, Michael A. Smith of Brenham, Archie Lynn Smith of Pasadena and David Allen Morgan of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Leona Wilson of New Site, Miss., Debrah Lee Day of California and Sandra Jean Reed of Houston; and two step-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Arnold Bamburg, David Tapley, Curt Hord, Ruben Lehmberg, Archy Smith and Michael Smith.

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Effie Elanor (Anderson) Minatra-Ganze
Oct 14, 1910 - Apr 12, 1993

Effie E. Ganze, 82, of Pursley died April 12, 1993 in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel with Gary Hartley and William Dollar officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a member of the Pursley Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by a son, James Minatra, on Jan. 17, 1993.

Survivors include Max Ganze of Pursley; one son, Billy Carl Minatra of Pursley; two daughters, Dorothy Ganze of Pursley and Margaret Butler of Mathis; two sisters, Evelyn Clark of Gladewater and Lyda Deavers of Dickenson; 14 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Guy Green, Larry Green, Billy Max Minatra, Randy Ganze, Mike Bates and Randy Clay.

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Mary E. Grissom
Jan 28, 1912 - Apr 15, 1993

Mary E. Grissom, 81, of Mabank, died April 15, 1993, in Ennis.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral Chapel , with the Rev. Billy Combest officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Jan. 28, 1912 in Mount Calm. She was a member of the DeSoto Community Christian Church and was self-employed as a beautician for many years. She then became a salesperson for Higginbotham/Bailey and Co. Clothiers in Dallas. She had lived in Mabank area since 1970 and was a member of the Woodman of the World.

She was preceded in death one daughter, Sharron Thompson, and her husband, Raymond Davidson Sr.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Grissom of Mabank; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Irene Davidson and Jackie and Karen Davidson, all of Ennis; one daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Jack Taylor of Myrtle Springs; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, Joe Hutchison of DeSoto and Bob Hutchison of Mount Calm; two sisters, Thelma Cry of Mount Calm and Leota Salter of DeSoto; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Davidson III, Bobby Davidson, Jackie Davidson Jr., James Davidson, Mike Thompson, Mark Shores and Jack Taylor.

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Edward B. Barnes
Jan 30, 1906 - Apr 19, 1993

Edward B. Barnes, 87, of Corsicana, died April 19, 1993, in Corsicana.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Tuesday in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Randy Dougherty of Westhill Church of Christ officiated. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

He was born Jan. 30, 1906, in Corsicana. He was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and a retired employee of Mobil Oil.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Shirley Elaine Nelson, and one son, Gail Edward Barnes.

Survivors include his wife, Edna Barnes of Corsicana; one son, Billy Barnes of Garland; one sister, Hazel Stevenson of Kerens; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lunette Addie (Bazar) Chapman
Aug 5, 1900 - Apr 18, 1993

Lunette Chapman, 92, of Dallas, died April 18, 1993, in Dallas.

Services were 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Brian Anderson of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will take place in the Liberty Hill Cemetery in Dawson.

She was born Aug. 5, 1900, in Mexia and was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church of Dallas. She is remembered by her family as a good Christian mother and wife.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Osie Chapman.

Survivors include a daughter, Mozelle Tuley of Dallas; a son, L. B. Chapman of Fort Worth; two sisters, Leona Crump of Chickasha, Okla., and Chloie Knott of Arlington; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren ; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe Bob Chapman, Jerry Essler, Todd Greer, Chris Morgan, David Morgan and Ronnie Mitchell. Honorary pallbearers will be Terry Morgan and Justin Greer.

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Gerald Wade Brannon
Jul 29, 1917 - Apr 9, 1993

Gerald Wade Brannon, 75, of Del Rio, Texas, died April 9, 1993, in Corpus Christie.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr.
David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery in Corbet. The family will receive visitors from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

He was born July 29, 1917, in Streetman. He was U.S. Navy veteran and was retired from the oil industry. He was a member of Andrews Masonic Lodge No. 1024 A.F. & A.M. of Del Rio, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Luzena Speed Brannon.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Edna E. Brannon of Del Rio; one son and daughter-in-law, Jerome and Vickey Brannon of Saudi Arabia; three grandchildren, Belinda Brannon and Jennifer Brannon, both of Saudi Arabia, and Clayton Wade Haney of Mineral Wells; one sister, Mrs. H. H. Garland of Corsicana; one brother, Ray Brannon of Texas City; and several nieces and nephews.

Members of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174 will serve as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 1615 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas 75207.

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Bay E. Lansford
Apr 27, 1907 - Jan 3, 1993

Bay E. Lansford, 85, of Cleburne, died Jan. 3, 1993, in Cleburne.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Woodrow Yates officiating. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery.

He was born April 27, 1907, in Limestone County. He was a former resident of Corsicana, having moved to Cleburne in 1960. He was a former member of the West Hill Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Vern Lansford of cleburne; one son, Paul Lansford of Stephenville, two daughters, Carolyn Lathen of Irving, and Dr. Sylvia Herr of Cleburne; one brother, Guy Lansford of Richland; two sisters, Faye Eddins of Corsicana and La Rea Deikson of Irving; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews

Pallbearers were Bob Dickson, Charles Ray, Charles Glen Ray, Clark Stevens, John Stevens, John Sikes and Rod Spain.

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Mable Novelle (Anderson) Moore
Sep 14, 1906 - Apr 4, 1993

Mable Novelle (Anderson) Moore, 86, of Whitney and former resident of Richland and Coleman, died April 4, 1993, at a Whitney hospital.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Richland Cemetery.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Doris Anderson of Aquilla and Louise Carpenter of Richland; 18 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; 22 great-great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Ida Mae Rich of Trinidad and Alva of Mexia.

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Richard "Dick" Young
Sep 21, 1916 - Apr 5, 1993

Richard (Dick) Young, 76, of Corsicana, died April 5, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr.
David Hale of Northside Baptist Church officiating. Burial was in the Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Young was born Sept. 21, 1916, in San Antonio. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and was a member of Northside Baptist Church and Elks Lodge No. 2404 in Mesquite, Texas.

Survivors include his wife, Joy Young; two daughters, Jackie Williams and Janis Dozier both of Corsicana; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one nephew and three nieces.

Pallbearers were Billy Dozier, Charlie Williams, Al Fisher, James Hudson, Fred King, Lonnie Crowley.

Honorary pallbearers were Kevin King, Eddie Mathisen and Eddie Balusek.

Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Building fund.

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Opal (Leopard) Hodge
July 2, 1925 - Apr 15, 1993

Opal L. Hodge

Opal L. Hodge, 67, of Corsicana, died April 15, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Bill Reed officiating. Burial will be in the Long Prairie Cemetery in Kerens.

She was born July 2, 1925, in Navarro County. She was a member of the Westside Baptist Church and a retired head inspector for the Texas Miller Products.

Survivors include her husband, W.D. Hodge of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Pam Hodge of Corsicana; one sister, Jo Wilson of Arlington; two grandsons, Bryan Hodge of Lubbock and Brent Hodge of Corsicana; one niece, Jo Etta Myers of Corsicana; and one nephew, Keith Myers of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Ray Hodge, Frank Hodge, Bill Hodge, Jimmy Whitington, Bill Smith and Aubry Blue.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Mercy of Corsicana, 500 W. Third, Suite No. 2, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Esther (Bunch) Washam-Moore
Jan 28, 1898 - Mar 18, 1993

Esther Washam Moore, 95, of Corsicana, died March 18, 1993 in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Mr. Randy Dougherty of Westhill Church of Christ will officiate. Burial will be in Bazette Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 28, 1898 in Navarro County to Henry Bunch and Alice Howard, a pioneer family from Powell. She was lifelong resident of Navarro County and a recognized artist and musician. She owned the Children's Shop and was a member of the Eastern Star and Westhill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by a son, Sam C. Washam, and a daughter, Sue Washam.

Survivors include one brother, Henry B. Washam [sic] of Corsicana; one daughter, Nita Taylor of Marlton, N.J.; three sisters, Dollie Wilson of Gainsville, Texas, Faye Field of Longview and Bunnie Reed of Corsicana; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Sam Washam, Doug Taylor, Roy Washam, Curt Taylor, Lance Washam, Mike Eubanks, Doug Washam and Roy Washam.

Honorary pallbearers will be Rabbi Earnest Joseph and Bolton Lewis.

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Lera Ann Albritton
Dec 27, 1895 - Apr 13, 1993

Lera Ann Albritton, 97, of Kerens, died April 13, 1993.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in Bazette Baptist Cemetery. The Rev. Doug Axtell will officiate. Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Dec. 27, 1895 in Bazette. She has been a resident of Maywood Manor Nursing Home for the past 22 years.

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Elizabeth Ann “Eliza” (Johnston) Buchanan
Jun. 7, 1875 - Jul. 8, 1963

Hold Services Mrs. Buchanan

Funeral services for Mrs. S. D. Buchanan, 88, native of Navarro county, who died in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Monday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Hopewell cemetery at Navarro.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member, and C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Freda Beare, Mrs. Frank Ewing and Mrs. Lee Fowler, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Ava Beauchamp, Kerens; five sons, Samuel B. Buchanan, Corpus Christi; A. L. Buchanan, Hurst; E. B. Buchanan, Anaheim, Calif.; S. V. Buchanan, Lubbock, and J. N. Buchanan, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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James Nathan “Bobby” Fletcher
Jul 26, 1924 - Jul 10, 1975

Bobby Fletcher

KERENS—Services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Paschal Funeral Home for Bobby Fletcher, 50, resident of Fairfield, who died at 5 p.m. Thursday.

Rev. Van Houser will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a welder, World War II veteran, and a resident of Rt. 2 Fairfield.

Survivors include a son, James Fletcher of Fairfield; his mother, Mrs. Jewel B. Fletcher of Kerens; two brothers, Bill Fletcher of Kerens and J. P. Fletcher of Waco; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Combs of Waco and Mrs. John Combs of Malakoff.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 11, 1975
  • s/o William Calvin Fletcher and Jewel Beatrice (Goines) Fletcher
  • (The 1930 census has him listed as James N.—The WW11 book has him listed as Bobby also the newspaper—His death certificate says James Fletcher –so I assume his nickname is Bobby)

  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Royce Baxter
May 9, 1917 - Mar 7, 1959

C. R. Baxter Dies Saturday

KERENS, March 7 (Spl.)—C. R. (Snooks) Baxter, 41, native of Kerens, died of a heart attack at Athens Saturday morning shortly after being stricken.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon.

Baxter was formerly an oil field worker, but had been operating the Hiway Café at Kerens for the past several months.

He is reported to have been stricken on the farm of his father-in-law, George Martin of Fort Worth, while the two men were visited the site and was rushed to the Athens Memorial Hospital where he died a short time later.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Baxter, Athens; two sons, Charles and Keith Baxter of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Holland, Lubbock; two brothers, C. Baxter, Kerens, and Warner Baxter, Lancaster, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. D. E. Watt and Mrs. F. M. Aston, both of Athens, and Mrs. Walton Loftis, Midland, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Maggie Emma (Kirk) Baxter
Jan 16, 1878 - Apr 19, 1956

Mrs. C. R. Baxter Dies At Athens

KERENS, April 10.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Maggie Baxter 78, widow of the late C. R. Baxter who died in 1942, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. D. E. Watt at Athens Thursday night after and extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Kerens Church of Christ of which she was a member. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by J. E. Mullins, pastor of the church, assisted by Mr. Denman, Church of Christ minister of Athens.

A native of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Baxter had resided in the Bazette area practically all of her life.

Mrs. Baxter was the mother of the late Noma Baxter.

Surviving are four sons, Clint and Russell Baxter, both of Kerens; Charles R. Baxter, Athens, and Richard W. Baxter, Grand Prairie; three daughters, Mrs. F. M. Aston and Mrs. Watt, both of Athens, and Mrs. W. O. Loftis, Midland; a brother, G. Kirk, Kerens; 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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William Bryant Austin, Sr.
Dec 17, 1919 - Sep 29, 2011

Bryant Austin, was born in Powell, Texas, on December, 17, 1919, and passed away September 29, 2011, at age 91. Mr. Austin had worked for Mott's 5-10-25 Cent Stores as a Vice-President. He is predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Doris, and a son, Bill Austin. Bryant is survived by four sons, Clint Austin, Wayne Austin, Dudley Austin, & Gerald Austin; and numerous grandchildren. Services are 11:00 am, Monday, October 3, 2011, at Jaynes Memorial Chapel in Duncanville, Texas, with Rev. Billy Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas. Visitation is 6-8 pm, Sunday, at the funeral home. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • On the Cemetery Marker,  he is listed as William B. Sr. and their son is William B. Austin Jr., There is another William Bryant Austin (1884 - 1934) at Oakwood

Mary (Condor) Cave
Feb 17, 1860 - Apr 16, 1935

Aged Resident Of Alma Died Tuesday Burial In Rice

RICE, Texas, April 18,--(Spl.)—Mrs. Mary Cave, aged 75 years, former resident of Rice, passed away at her home in Alma, Ellis County, Tuesday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Rice Cemetery.

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George W. Stevenson
Dec 22, 1861 - Apr 3, 1935

Resident Kerens Many Years Died There Wednesday

KERENS, April 6.—Funeral services for George W. Stevenson, aged 73 years, who died at his home here Wednesday night at midnight, were held at the First Baptist church Thursday afternoon. He was a native of South Carolina, but had resided in this section since 1891.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. E. B. Braley, Dallas; a granddaughter, Dorothy Ann Braley; a brother, Jim Stevenson, Chester, S.C., and a sister, Mrs. Mae Boldware, Winsboro, S. C.

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Christopher Columbus Jackson
Jul 27, 1841 - Jul 29, 1932

Confederate Veteran Who Died Wednesday Was Buried Thursday

C. C. Jackson, 91, Confederate veteran and pioneer resident of Powell, who died Wednesday, was buried at Prairie Point Cemetery Thursday afternoon, 4:30 o’clock.

Mr. Jackson died on his 91st birthday.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Newman, Powell, and Mrs. H. R. Harrison, Corsicana; three sons, J. A. Jackson, Powell; J. T. Jackson, Corsicana, and R. C. Jackson, San Diego, Calif.; 13 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by the Corley funeral home.

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AGED CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIED ON HIS 91ST BIRTHDAY

C. C. Jackson, aged 91 years, Confederate veteran, pioneer resident of the Powell community, died at Powell, Wednesday, his birthday, and the funeral services will be held at the
Prairie Point cemetery, Thursday afternoon, at 4:20 o’clock where burial will be made. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. M. C. Cuthbertson of Dallas.

Mr. Jackson was born in North Carolina, July 27, 1841. The family moved to Tennessee when he was five years of age. He moved to Navarro county in 1881. He was married to Miss Sarah Tinsley, Feb. 21, 1867, in Gadsden, Tenn. His wife died in 1890.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Newman, Powell, and Mrs. H. R. Harrison, Corsicana; three sons, J. A. Jackson, Powell; J. T. Jackson, Corsicana; and R. C. Jackson; San Diego, Calif.; 3 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

He was one of the best known men in east Navarro county.

Pallbearers will be the following grandsons; J. C. Newman, Lloyd Newman, Robert Walker, J. A. Jackson, Jr., Roy Harrison and Preston Harrison.

Honorary pallbearers will be his friends in Navarro county.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley funeral home.

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Sarah Margaret “Maggie” (Sims) Kirk
Feb 12, 1861 - Feb 5, 1932

AGED RESIDENT OF KERENS DIED THERE FRIDAY MORNING

Mrs. A. J. Kirk, aged 71 years died at 3 o’clock Friday morning at her home, 204 Northwest First street in Kerens, following an illness of several days. Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Kerens Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by J. L. Hines, minister of the Church of Christ, Corsicana, assisted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, pastor of the First Methodist church in Kerens. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery, at Bazette.

She was a native of Tennessee, but she had been a resident of Kerens and Navarro county more than 50 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Fannie Kirk, Kerens; Mrs. W. R. Deskin, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. P. A. Kirk, Kerens, Mrs. C. A. Tinsley, Kaufman; Mrs. A. T. Bain, Kenedy; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Harlan Johnson, Mrs. Elsie B. Travis, Misses Amma D. and June Deskin, Roy and Ted Deskin, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Jack Reed of Kerens and two great-grandchildren of Corsicana,

Pallbearers will be Roy and Ted Deskin, Elsie B. Travis, Harlan Johnson, Jack Reed, grandsons, and W. R. Deskin, son-in-law.

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Jeannie Elvira (Dumas) Jones-Nelson-McCreary
May 28, 1843 - Jul 15, 1932

AGED WOMAN DIED AT BUFFALO FRIDAY FUNERAL SATURDAY

KERENS, July 15 (Spl.)—Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock for Mrs. J. E. McCreary, aged 89 years, who died at the home of her son, Ben Jones of Buffalo, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The services were held from the Methodist church at Bazette and were conducted by Rev. H. C. Bowman, assisted by Rev. Joe N. Everhart. Interment was in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mrs. McCreary was a pioneer resident of this section of the county, having lived at Buffalo several years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 16, 1932
  • Death certificate also says Mrs. J. E. McCreary maiden name Dumas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Russell Asbury Jones 2nd husband Andrew J. Nelson 3rd husband J. E. McCreary; d/o David Dumas & Eliza A. (Harrison) Dumas

Joseph P. “Joe” Pierce
Feb 14, 1856 - Dec 30, 1931

Long-Time Resident Of Kerens Community Was Buried Thursday

KERENS, Jan. 6.—(Spl.)—J. P. Pierce, 76, died suddenly at his home near Kerens, about 6 o’clock Wednesday morning, Dec. 30.

Funeral services were conducted by Pastor Bernard McCord at the Methodist church of Bazette Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was born in Arkansas but has resided in Texas some fifty years. Surviving are his wife and five children, Mrs. Mollie Stien, Corsicana; Mrs. Victoria Thompson, Dallas; Lowry and Will Pierce of Bazette, and Joe Pierce of Powell; seventeen grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.—Contributed.

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Mary Ann (Mixon) McCreary
Jul 12, 1880 - Nov 7, 1929

MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN DIE FROM STRYCHNINE POISON

WIFE AND CHILDREN OF BUFFALO FARMER BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mary McCrary, 49, wife of W. H. McCrary, farmer of the Buffalo community, about 20 miles northeast of Corsicana, and two of her children, Orval, aged 9 years and Bonnie Zell, aged 6 years, died at their home late Thursday afternoon as the result of poisoning and the triple funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. A. Cohkern, Baptist minister, of Kerens.

According to information received Saturday, Mrs. McCrary had been in ill health for some time and is quoted as saying: “I have suffered enough and wanted to take the children with me,” as an explanation. The above statement was alleged to have been made in the presence of seven of eight neighbor women before the physician arrived. The physician stated that he was summoned and arrived at the home shortly before 6 o’clock Thursday afternoon and that both the children were dead and that Mrs. McCrary died a short time later. The attending physician stated Saturday that he had not signed the death certificates but would when they were presented and would denote “strychnine poisoning” as the causes of deaths. It was stated that the poison potion was put in three biscuits. The children were given one each and the other was taken by the woman, according to information received here, and that the mother also took additional poison from a spoon.

A daughter who had been attending a basketball game away from home discovered the trio when she returned. The little girl was dead by the time the father had been summoned from the field, and the boy died a short time before the physician arrived.

Someone suggested just before the woman died that it would not be wise to use any food in the house as there was a possibility that poison might have been placed in it, but the woman was reported to have stated; “No poison was placed in anything else except what I gave the children and took myself.”

No inquest was held and Saturday no report of the affair had been made to any of the county officials in Corsicana.

Surviving are the father and seven other children. It was rein in West Texas and that one son is an inmate in the deaf and dumb institute in Austin.

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Bonnie Zell McCreary
Jun 26, 1923 - Nov 7, 1929

MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN DIE FROM STRYCHNINE POISON

WIFE AND CHILDREN OF BUFFALO FARMER BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mary McCrary, 49, wife of W. H. McCrary, farmer of the Buffalo community, about 20 miles northeast of Corsicana, and two of her children, Orval, aged 9 years and Bonnie Zell, aged 6 years, died at their home late Thursday afternoon as the result of poisoning and the triple funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Prairie Point cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. A. Cohkern, Baptist minister, of Kerens.

According to information received Saturday, Mrs. McCrary had been in ill health for some time and is quoted as saying: “I have suffered enough and wanted to take the children with me,” as an explanation. The above statement was alleged to have been made in the presence of seven of eight neighbor women before the physician arrived. The physician stated that he was summoned and arrived at the home shortly before 6 o’clock Thursday afternoon and that both the children were dead and that Mrs. McCrary died a short time later. The attending physician stated Saturday that he had not signed the death certificates but would when they were presented and would denote “strychnine poisoning” as the causes of deaths. It was stated that the poison potion was put in three biscuits. The children were given one each and the other was taken by the woman, according to information received here, and that the mother also took additional poison from a spoon.

A daughter who had been attending a basketball game away from home discovered the trio when she returned. The little girl was dead by the time the father had been summoned from the field, and the boy died a short time before the physician arrived.

Someone suggested just before the woman died that it would not be wise to use any food in the house as there was a possibility that poison might have been placed in it, but the woman was reported to have stated; “No poison was placed in anything else except what I gave the children and took myself.”

No inquest was held and Saturday no report of the affair had been made to any of the county officials in Corsicana.

Surviving are the father and seven other children. It was rein in West Texas and that one son is an inmate in the deaf and dumb institute in Austin.

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Orval McCreary
1920 - Nov 7, 1929

MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN DIE FROM STRYCHNINE POISON

WIFE AND CHILDREN OF BUFFALO FARMER BURIED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mary McCrary, 49, wife of W. H. McCrary, farmer of the Buffalo community, about 20 miles northeast of Corsicana, and two of her children, Orval, aged 9 years and Bonnie Zell, aged 6 years, died at their home late Thursday afternoon as the result of poisoning and the triple funeral service was held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. A. Cohkern, Baptist minister, of Kerens.

According to information received Saturday, Mrs. McCrary had been in ill health for some time and is quoted as saying: “I have suffered enough and wanted to take the children with me,” as an explanation. The above statement was alleged to have been made in the presence of seven of eight neighbor women before the physician arrived. The physician stated that he was summoned and arrived at the home shortly before 6 o’clock Thursday afternoon and that both the children were dead and that Mrs. McCrary died a short time later. The attending physician stated Saturday that he had not signed the death certificates but would when they were presented and would denote “strychnine poisoning” as the causes of deaths. It was stated that the poison potion was put in three biscuits. The children were given one each and the other was taken by the woman, according to information received here, and that the mother also took additional poison from a spoon.

A daughter who had been attending a basketball game away from home discovered the trio when she returned. The little girl was dead by the time the father had been summoned from the field, and the boy died a short time before the physician arrived.

Someone suggested just before the woman died that it would not be wise to use any food in the house as there was a possibility that poison might have been placed in it, but the woman was reported to have stated; “No poison was placed in anything else except what I gave the children and took myself.”

No inquest was held and Saturday no report of the affair had been made to any of the county officials in Corsicana.

Surviving are the father and seven other children. It was rein in West Texas and that one son is an inmate in the deaf and dumb institute in Austin.

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Jerry Archie Massey
Jul 21, 1924 - Jul 29, 1945

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR JERRY MASSEY, OF ATHENS, ROUTE 5

Funeral services for Jerry Archie Massey, 21, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M Massey, Athens route 5, who died Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Oak Grove Baptist church near Kerens. Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, four brothers, Pfc. Hazel Massey, U. S. Army, in Germany; Troy, Billy Adrian and Derwood Massey, all of Athens; three sisters, Mrs. Ila B. Timmons, California; Mrs. Cecil Willis, Dallas, and Miss Veretta Massey, Athens; a number of uncles and aunts, and grandmothers, Mrs. Ida Ellison and Mrs. Mary Massey, Corsicana.

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Jessie Orlando (Jess) Barnett
Oct 15, 1874 - Dec 1, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES KERENS FARMER HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Jess Barnett, 71, retired Kerens farmer, died at his home in Kerens Saturday morning following a six weeks’ illness.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Kerens with interment in the Oak Grove cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens, a son, Brink Barnett, Athens; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Jennings, Navarro, and four grandchildren.

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Sarah Francenia “Cena” (Skiles) Barnett
Dec 16, 1884 - Mar 29, 1970

Mrs. Barnett Dies in Kerens

Mrs. Cena Barnett, 85, lifelong resident of Kerens, died Sunday in Kerens. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home. The rites will be conducted by the Revs. A. L. Harris and Ralph Stovall of Kerens. Interment will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Survivors include one son, Brink Barnett of Crossroads, one daughter, Mrs. Erna Jennings of Eureka, two sisters, Mrs. Essie McShane of Mabank and Roxie Roscoe of Eustace, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 30, 1970
  • w/o Jessie Orlando “Jess” Barnett d/o John Skiles and Denett (Melton) Skiles (parents per Roxie’s Death certificate)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



Barnett Service
Funeral services for Mrs. Cena Barnett of Kerens were held Tuesday at 19:30 a.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. The rites were conducted by the Revs. A. L. Harris and Ralph Stovall with interment in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Survivors include one son, one daughter, two sisters, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

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John Henry Blissett
Apr 9, 1859 - Jan 2, 1945

AGED RESIDENT OF KERENS COMMUNITY DIED EARLY FRIDAY

J. H. Blissett, aged 85 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. D. Castles, in the Corbet community Friday morning at 3:40 o’clock following a several weeks illness.

Funeral services are slated at Kerens Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery.

A long-time resident of Kerens, Mr. Blissett had been at Corbet only a few weeks.

Surviving are five sons, Nick Blissett, Streetman; Henry Blissett, Dallas; Jim Blissett, Corbet; Roland Blissett, Gladewater, and Charles Blissett, Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Castles, Corbet; Mrs. A. H. Hodge, Eureka, and Mrs. Ethel Vickers, California; two brothers, Bill Blissett, Corsicana and Jim Blissett, U. S. Navy and several grandchildren and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens is directing arrangements.

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Julia Agnes (Waldrop) Gill
Sep 4, 1880 - Mar 9, 1959

Mrs. Gill Rites Here Wednesday

Final rites for Mrs. Julia Agnes Gill, 78, widow of the late J. W. Gill, formerly of Navarro county, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m from the Fellowship Baptist church. Mrs. Gill died in Houston Monday.

The services were conducted by Rev. Ray Turner, pastor. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery in northeast Navarro county.

Surviving are three sons, Harold, Vollie L. and Joseph C. Gill, all of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. Wilma Whitney, Mrs. Ruby Slind and Mrs. Dollie Rogers, all of Houston, and Mrs. Bessie Burns, Roscoe; 31 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Laura Johnson, Kerens; a brother, Emmett Waldrop; Waco; and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Joseph Allen Chrisman
May 24, 1893 - Oct 14, 1969

Joe Chrisman Rites Thursday

KERENS (Spl)—Joe Chrisman, 76, a native of Kerens who has lived here all his life, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana after a brief illness. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 p.m. in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Grace Chrisman of the home; four sons, E. P. Chrisman of Carrollton, Wilburn Chrisman of Oak Grove, La., Bruce Chrisman of Burleson and Robert Chrisman of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Scott of Galveston, Ind., Mrs. F. R. Armstrong of Mt. Belview, and Mrs. Charles Mooney of Channelview; 19 Grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

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Carl Stout Chrisman
Aug 31, 1899 - Feb 11, 1952

Carl S. Chrisman Dies In Houston

KERENS, Feb. 13.—(Spl)—Carl Stout Chrisman, 53, former resident of Kerens, died suddenly in Houston Monday afternoon.

A resident of Houston for the past 7 years, Chrisman was on his way to keep an appointment with a dentist when he was stricken. He died shortly after admittance to Jefferson Davis Hospital there.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending the arrival of a son in the Navy. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Viola, of Houston, a daughter, Mrs. Lucille White of Houston; four sons, C. D. Chrisman, B. R. Chrisman and Jerry Wayne Chrisman, all of Houston, and R. R. Chrisman, U. S. Navy at Norfolk, Va.; father, E. P. Chrisman of Kerens; two brothers, Joe Chrisman of Kerens and Charlie Chrisman of Fort Worth; 6 grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Nathaniel Henderson Carroll
May 26, 1844 - Jan 2, 1933

Mr. N. H. Carroll died at his home Monday and was buried in the Oak Grove cemetery Tuesday. He was 89 years of age. Mr. Carroll is survived by a wife, two sons, J. S. Carroll and Luther Carroll of Kerens; and two daughters, Mrs. Myrtie Simmons of Olton, and Mrs. Jewell Cook of this community.

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Carrie (Almon) Denson
Nov 25, 1874 - Jan 4, 1933

STEPPED INTO PATH OF AUTO, WOMAN IS INSTANTLY KILLED

FATAL ACCIDENT OCCURRED SUNDAY AFTERNOON ON HIGHWAY 31 NEAR RIVER

Mrs. J. R. Denson, 62, was instantly killed Sunday afternoon when struck by an automobile said to have been driven by a woman from Kilgore.

The accident occurred on Highway 31 near the Trinity river bridge, 20 miles east of Corsicana.

A family reunion had been held at the Denson home, which is located near the bridge in Henderson county. The party had gone to the river and had gathered at the side of the road to have a picture taken. Mrs. Denson is reported to have stepped out of the group into the path of the oncoming automobile. She is survived by her husband, seven daughters and two sons.

The automobile striking Mrs. Denson was badly wrecked, but none of the occupants was injured. The car was reported to have been enroute to Kilgore at the time of the accident.

It was reported here Monday morning that funeral rites were planned for Monday afternoon at the Oak Grove cemetery north of Kerens.

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Martha C. (Allen) Dearmore
Oct 14, 1834 - Jul 27, 1920

Venerable Lady Died at Kerens.

Mrs. G. W. Dearmore, aged 85 years died at her home in Kerens at 7 o’clock this morning, and the remains will be interred at Oak Grove cemetery near Kerens at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. The deceased had no family of her own, but is survived by these nephews and nieces; Will T. and Rich Allen of Ennis; C. L. Allen, Dallas, T. G. Allen of Navarro, and Mrs. E. B. Culpepper of Longview.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 27, 1920
  • 1st husband Nathaniel Bryant Dearmore married before 1870 he is buried in Lafayette Cemetery, Upshur, Texas; 2nd husband George Washington Dearmore married Dec. 9, 1897 d/o Isaac Allen and Martha (Greene) Allen
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lillie Mae (Smith) Simmons
Dec 6, 1897 - Apr 23, 1958

Friday Services For Mrs. Simmons

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Simmons, 60, native of Dawson, who died in an Athens rest home Wednesday night following a three months illness, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church at Malakoff.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. A. Haley and Rev. W. S. Chamberlin with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery northeast of Kerens.

Surviving are her husband, R. B. Simmons, Sr., Malakoff; four sons, R. B. Simmons, Jr. and Hollis Simmons, both of Corsicana, Calvin Simmons, Houston, and Rufus Simmons, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hine, Houston; Mrs. Betty Collins, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ethel Anne, Athens; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Rufus Brisco Simmons
Jan 9, 1888 - Dec 14, 1971

R. B. Simmons

MALAKOFF—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Rufus Brisco Simmons, 83, retired farmer, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church here. The Rev. J. A. Haley of Waco will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Eddie Ricks, pastor of Parkview Baptist Church here. Burial will be in Oakgrove cemetery at Kerens under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home of Malakoff.

A life-long resident of the Kerens-Malakoff area, he died Dec. 14 in the Cedar Lake Nursing Home here after a lengthy illness.

He is survived by three sons, Rufus Neal Simmons, Athens; Calvin Curry Simmons, Houston, and R. B. Simmons, Jr., Shuttgart, Ark.; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hines and Mrs. Betty Collins, both of Houston, and Mrs. Ethel May Allen Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; one brother, Johnny Simmons, Dallas; and four sisters, Mrs. Minta Lowe of Corsicana; Mrs. Lula Peters of Malakoff; Mrs. Lila Jackson of Kerens and Mrs. Ola Smith of Odessa.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 17, 1971
  • 1st wife Mary Amanda “Mandy” Simmons married July 15, 1906 2nd wife Lillie Mae (Smith) Simmons married Jan. 15, 1921 s/o George Washington Simmons and Charity Ann (Horn) Simmons
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James A. Spivey
Jun 25, 1858 - Jan 20, 1918

In Memoriam.

James A. Spivey, the subject of this sketch was born April 25, 1858, in Henderson County, Texas, where the little town of Trinidad stands and was converted in the summer of 1900, uniting with the Oak Grove Baptist Church of which he was a member at his home going. He was married to Miss Victoria Bough, April 18, 1879. To this union 5 children were born. Only two survive him, Mrs. D. F. Spivey of Brownsboro and Mrs. Emma Bell of Eustace, Texas. Two died in infancy and a grown daughter, Mrs. Doshie Etherage died two years ago.

After the death of his first wife, he married Miss Nora Waldrope, Sept. 9, 1894. To this union there are eight children, John W. Spivey of Camp Bowie, Mrs. Ida Land, Frances J., who died in March two years ago, Laura, Fred, Dovie, Ernest and baby Roy.

There was gloom over the community when the news was heard over the phone that Brother Spivey was dead that bitter cold Jan. 20th. While his home going had been expected for several days it was a shock to his friends. Although the weather was bitter cold there was a large congregation attended his funeral services at Oak Grove church. The services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. T. E. Lucas, after which the Odd Fellows took charge of the body and buried him in Oak Grove grave yard. Bro. Spivey was a true Odd Fellow, a good man has gone home and will be missed by all. He was a friend to all in time of need and in time of plenty. The church will miss him, the Sunday School will miss him, oh, so much. Just as long as he was able to go his place was never vacant in church nor Sunday School. His widowed wife and fatherless children will miss him most. To them we can only say look up higher, for husband and father is not in the new made grave, his poor pain racked body is there but his spirit is with God basking in the Sunlight of His eternal glory.

Beyond life’s toils and cares,
Its hopes and joys, its weariness and sorrow,
Its sleepless nights its days of smile and tears,
Will be a long sweet life, unmarked by years.

Beyond time’s troubled stream,
Beyond the chilling waves of death’s dark river,
Beyond life’s lowering clouds and fitful gleams.
Its dark realities and brighter dreams
A beautiful forever.

No aching hearts are there,
No teardimmed eyes, no form by sickness wasted.
No cheeks grown pale through suffering or care,
No spirits crushed beneath the woes they bear.
No sighs for bliss untasted.

No sad farewell is heard,
No lonely wail for loving ones departed,
No dark remorse is there o’er memory stirred,
No smile of scorn, no harsh or cruel word,
To grieve the broken hearted.

No long dark night is there,
Nor light from sun or silvery moon is given,
But Christ, the Lamb of God, all bright and fair,
Blumes the city with effulgence rare,
The Glorious light of Heaven

No mortal eye hath seen,
The glories of that land beyond the river,
Its crystal lakes, its fields of living green,
Its fadeless flowers and the unchanging sheen
Around the throne forever

Ear hath not heard the songs
Of rapturous praise within that shining portal,
No heart of man hath dreamed what bliss belongs
To that redeemed and joyous blood washed throng,
All glorious and immortal
----HIS PASTOR.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 6, 1918
  • 1st wife Victoria (Bough) Spivey 2nd wife Lanora “Nora (Waldrop) Spivey s/o John Spivey and Mary (Boyd) Spivey
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Minnie Lee (Etheridge) Huggins-Peters
Apr 19, 1883 - Aug 2, 1929

KERENS WOMAN VERY ILL.

KERENS, Aug. 2.—(Spl.) Mrs. W. W. Peters, who has been critically ill for the past several days, was reported not improving Thursday. Friends and relatives of the family, along with local physicians have been watching closely over the ill woman, but according to reports, Mrs. Peters has rallied very little in the past few days.

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KERENS WOMAN IS BURIED SATURDAY; DIED ON FRIDAY

KERENS, Aug. 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie L. Peters, age 46, wife of W. W. Peters, who died at her home here Friday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the First Baptist church and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. W. A. Corkern.

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Charity Ann (Horn) Simmons
Jul 23, 1862 - Aug 4, 1931

Pioneer Resident of Kerens Passed Away on Tuesday

KERENS, Aug. 4—(Spl.)—Mrs. G. W. Simmons, age 69 years, died at the family home here Tuesday morning at 5:50 o’clock. Funeral arrangements were not complete at noon, but burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery Wednesday.

Surviving are here husband and nine children.

Mrs. Simmons was a pioneer resident of this section of the county and was well known.

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George Washington Simmons
Dec 4, 1856 - Mar 22, 1943

G. W. Simmons of Kerens Was Buried Tuesday Afternoon

KERENS, March 23.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Baptist church Tuesday at 2 o’clock for G. W. Simmons, 86, who died Monday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Bob Lowe.

Mr. Simmons was a pioneer citizen of Kerens, having moved here 60 years ago from Rusk county, and engaged in farming until a few years ago.

Surviving are five sons, Johnnie and Jimmie Simmons of Kerens; Lee Simmons of Celina; Willie Simmons of Olton and Rufus Simmons of Malakoff, and four daughters, Mrs. Bob Lowe of Powell, Mrs. W. B. Jackson of Kerens, Mrs. Lula Peters of Malakoff and Mrs. Ola Smith of Spring Lake.

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COOK FAMILY IN REUNION RECENTLY 200 WERE PRESENT

The following account of the Cook family reunion held near Athens will be of interest here where many of the participants are well known;

DENTON, Aug. 9—One of the most unique and interesting social meetings ever held in Eastern Texas was that of the Cook reunion, held at Trinity Valley camp ground near Athens, on Sunday, Aug. 3.

At 9 o’clock near 200 people had assembled with practically every profession in Texas represented. The oldest member present was 73; the youngest member present was three months.

The Cook family first came to Texas in 1849 from Mississippi. The great-grandfather of the several generations represented was Benjamin F. Cook, who settled at Athens, where he was reared and died. Since his coming to Texas the family has spread over practically every section of the state and each of these was represented by some immediate member of the family.

The oldest male member of the family present was George W. Cook of Milford, Ellis county, Texas, age 70 years. He is the son of F. Marion and Emily Cook, the father having served in the Civil War. Marion Cook, one of the pioneers of Henderson county, is buried in Eustace cemetery, and Emily Cook is buried at Milford, Ellis county.

Other direct descendants and men who have helped in the rapid growth of East Texas are W. M. Cook, age 67; G. J. Cook, age 63, and A. J. Cook, 59. They have lived in Henderson county and adjacent counties for 50 years. Ed Cook, age 52, of Post, was unable to attend, but Jesse Cook, the youngest member of five living brothers, was present. Three sisters of this group are Henrietta Cook Rogers, age 69; Cora Cook Carpenter, age 57, and the oldest of the group, Ellen Cook Owen, 73.

May Cook Pickel of Eustace, the only direct descendent of Tom Cook, who lived and died in Athens was present.

George Simmons, age 73, was present. He has lived and helped in the development of Henderson county. The mother of George Simmons is Rebecca A. Cook, a pioneer of East Texas, who is buried in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Kerens. Bell Hall, who was present, is a direct descendant of Jane Cook Leach, who was a pioneer of Eustace, at which place she is buried.

Soon after the family had gathered the entire group was led by Bud Cook, pioneer of East Texas in Sacred harp singing. At. noon a 60 foot table was spread with every delicious food imaginable. Boiling black coffee and iced tea were served. In the afternoon a brief business meeting was held and the first Sunday of each August was the date chosen for the annual meeting. Telegrams were sent to the prominent members absent and brief talks were made encouraging the young generation to cherish the name of their forefathers.

The youngest child present was the daughter of Lena Ralston, a direct descendant of the Cook family. By a unanimous vote, after having considered several names, Wanda Faye was chosen for her.

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James Benner “Ben” Johnson
Mar 11, 1877 - Aug 10, 1953

Retired Farmer Dies At Kerens

KERENS, (Special.)—J. B. Johnson, 76, retired farmer and long-time resident of Kerens, died Monday at 8 a.m., at his home after a lengthy illness.

He was a native of South Carolina and a member of the Oak Grove Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist church. Rev. W. M. White of Jasper and Rev. Ray Williams of New London will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Inmon Funeral Home of Kerens will direct.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Bill and Whick Johnson both of Dallas, and Clyde Johnson of New London; three daughters, Mrs. Tommy Mills of Kerens, and Mrs. J. C. Callahan and Mrs. Waymon Griffin, both of New London; two brothers, Sam Johnson of Terrell and Joe Johnson of Toole; two sisters, Mrs. Macy Redford of Kerens, and Mrs. Fannie Peavy of Toole.

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Mary Nash (Hammett) Johnson
Aug 20, 1879 - May 4, 1959

Mrs. Johnson Rites Planned

KERENS, May 5—(Spl.)—Mrs. Mary Nash Johnson, 79, who resided her most of her life, died Monday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Calahan in New London.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. George M. Stanley, New London Baptist minister and Rev. J. Garland McKee pastor.

Surviving are three sons, J. W. and J. P. Johnson, both of Dallas and Clyde Johnson, New London; three daughters, Mrs. Tommie Mills, Kerens; Mrs. Calahan and Mrs. Waymon Griffin, both of New London; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Snowden, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. Dora Borders, Marshall; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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William Isiah Hammett
May 18, 1850 - Nov 21, 1940

Two Resident Of Oak Grove Community Died Early Thursday

KERENS, Nov. 22.—(Spl.)—W. I. Hammett, 90-year-old pioneer of the Oak Grove community, passed away at 1 a.m. Thursday, November 21, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Snowden, in Murchison. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove church Friday at 2 p.m. Mr. Hammett was preceded in death by his wife, four years ago exactly at approximately the same hour.

At an early hour Thursday morning, Mrs. John McRainey, also of Oak Grove passed away at her home there. Tenative plans were to conduct funeral services at the same hour and same place as both the deceased are well known and many friends would attend the services.

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Amanda Margaret (Horn) Hammett
Mar 28, 1853 - Nov 21, 1936

PIONEER KERENS WOMAN WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

KERNES, Nov. 24.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Horn Hammett, aged 83, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 21, were held at the Oak Grove Baptist church at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with Rev. Theo Vaughn of Mildred conducting the services and funeral arrangements were under the direction of P. N. Stockton.

Mrs. Hammett was widely known in this section and is survived by her husband, W. I. Hammett, a sister, Mrs. W. T. Norwood of Dallas; a brother, Frances Horn of Kerens; eight children, M. R. Hammett, Jackson Hammett, Mrs. J. B. Johnson of Kerens; J. N. Hammett and B. C. Hammett of Hale Center; Mrs. George Snowden of Mabank; Mrs. E. Borders of Carthage, and Lyric Hammett of St. Louis, Mo., 40 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hammett’s grandsons acted as pallbearers and the granddaughters had charge of the flowers. Interment took place at Oak Grove Cemetery.

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Ralph Barton Etheredge
Jul 1, 1921 - Jan 4, 1972

R. B. Etheredge

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Oak Grove Cemetery at Kerens for Ralph Barton Etheredge, 50, who died Wednesday in Dallas. The son of Mrs. B. E. (Judy) Caskey of Corsicana, he was born in Temple in 1921 and has been a resident of Dallas for the past 40 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, the former Juanita Fay Redford, daughter of the late Hal and Eva Redford of Kerens; two sons, Kenneth Ray and Sammy Etheredge; and one daughter, Mrs. Myra Jean Christopher; all of Dallas; three grandchildren; a brother, Ray H. Grawunder of Overland, Mo.; and mother, Mrs. Caskey.

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Eva Mattie (Hammett) Redford
Sep 24, 1894 - Oct 8, 1955

Mrs. H. C. Redford Dies At Kerens; Services Sunday

KERENS, Oct. 8, --(Sp.) –Mrs. H. C. Redford, 60, a lifelong resident of Kerens, died at her home here Saturday after a long illness.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist church with the rites conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor; Rev. J. A. Welch of Lufkin, and Rev. E. H. Donnelly of Houston. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery near Kerens. Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Inmon Funeral Home of Kerens will direct.

Survivors include her husband, Harold C. Redford; her father, W. J. Hammitt of Kerens; one son, R. J. Redford of Waurika, Okla; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph Etheredge of Dallas, two sisters, Mrs. Jessie E. Johnson of Palestine and Mrs. Garrett Halcolm of Trinidad, and four grandchildren.

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Howell Crawford “Hal” Redford
May 20, 1891 - Nov 30, 1959

Howell Redford Services Will Be At Kerens

KERENS, Dec. 1 (Spl.)—Howell Redford, 68, retired farmer, long-time Kerens resident, died in a Waurika, Okla., hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. form the First Baptist church here, of which he was a member, with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. A. Welch and Rev. Bill Foster, pastor.

Redford resided here until a few years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Etheredge, Dallas; a son, R. J. Redford, Waurika, Okla.; two brothers, Fay Redford, Kerens, and Loyd Redford, Corsicana, and four grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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James Robert Redford
Jan 3, 1870 - Jul 5, 1954

Retired Farmer Dies At Kerens

KERENS, July 6 (Spl.)—J. R. Redford, 84, retired farmer, died at his home Monday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the church.

A native of Mississippi, Redford came to this area as a child. He was a member of the Oak Grove Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Howell and Fay Redford, both of Kerens, and Loyd Redford, Fort Worth; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Dick Etheredge, T. G. Griffin, Clifton Seale, Deedie Etheredge, L. Trammell and Brack Land.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Leota Lina (Stewart) Travis
Nov 10, 1869 - Jan 8, 1943

MRS. J. W. TRAVIS DIED FRIDAY; RITES SATURDAY MORNING

Mrs. J. W. Travis, age 73 years, died at the family home Friday morning following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Oak Grove church. Rev. J. I. Cartlidge will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, a son, John W. Travis, Jr., Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. Lou Jobe, Mt. Pleasant, Ark.; three grandsons, one great-grandson and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Mattie Lee (Etheredge) Travis
Oct 29, 1889 - May 17, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING FOR MRS. MATTIE TRAVIS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie L. Travis, age 54, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at her home here Wednesday afternoon were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. A. L. Meador conducted the rites and interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, two brothers, two grandchildren and other relatives.

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Aubrey Alfred Travis
Jul 23, 1913 - Apr 1, 1917

In Memoriam.

On April 1st, 1917, between 3 and 4 o’clock the death angel visited the home of Jessie Travis and wife and plucked the precious rosebud from their garden of sunshine and happiness and took from them their darling baby, Aubrey. He was the bright shining star of their home. Little Aubrey was only three and a half years old when he was called to live with Jesus.

Dear father and mother we can sympathize with you. He was too precious for this sinful world but he is now where there is no sickness or pain, but will walk the shining streets of gold with the happy angel band.

We hope to meet little Aubrey on that bright, celestial shore. We know you would love to have him with you but God saw fit to call him home to Heaven.

All was done that loving hands could do, but God said, “Come to me, all you blessed.”

We have lost our darling baby,
He has bade this world adieu,
He has gone to live with Jesus,
And his face is lost from view.

Little over three years, his mission
On this sinful earth was led,
But through his lifeless form is with us.
His little soul to God has fled.

Yes, God has taken from us,
The one we loved so well,
But he is safe with the angels,
There to forever dwell.

Yet again we hope to meet him
On that eternal shore,
Where the cup of death and sorrow
Will be drunk, no never more.

No more will we hear the laughter,
Or those smiles so bright to see,
But without little Aubrey,
We will forever be.

Now he is safe with Jesus,
Where there are no clouds or rain,
But our sadness tells us
That our loss is Heaven’s gain.

Now, dear parents, won’t you try to see,
Who can lead the purest mission
Through this world of sin and sorrow,
And again with him you may be.

We miss him in our daily duties,
Miss him in the silent night,
And his voice so sweet and merry,
Smiles so sweet and eyes so bright.

Now the tender cord is broken
And the soul to God has fled.
Though he is waiting for you
Up yonder with his arms outspread.

Our darling baby from us has gone,
And a voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.

His grandmother,
Mrs. J. W. Travis

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James Byron Travis
Jul 21, 1902 - Jul 7, 1923

FUNERAL SERVICES BYRON TRAVIS HELD AT KERENS SUNDAY

Funeral services for Byron Travis who was killed in a train wreck in California some time ago, were held Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock with interment at Oakgrove Cemetery at Kerens. The services were conducted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church and were concluded at the grave by Sergeant W. H. Streak, of the U. S. Marine Corps. The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased was a former resident of Corsicana and has many friends here.

He is survived by his father, J. W. Travis and two brothers, J. A. and Johnnie Travis of this city.

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Rev. Thomas Edward Lucas
Oct 1858 - May 17, 1932

REV. T. E. LUCAS, BAPTIST MINISTER DIED SUDDENLY

ATHENS, May 19.—(Spl.)—Rev. T. E. Lucas, aged 74 years, well known Baptist minister of Henderson county, died suddenly at his home in the Ash community Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock when he was stricken with apoplexy. The funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon and interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery northeast of Kerens. The aged minister was repairing a tire on his car when stricken.

He was a native of Mississippi but had resided in Texas since 1900. He resided at Wortham later moving to Henderson county.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, a son, a step-daughter and a foster-daughter, Mrs. R. B. Key of Corsicana, wife of Evangelist R. B. key, is a foster-daughter of the deceased.

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Sid Massey
1866 - Nov 5, 1921

Old Citizen Dies.

News reached here last Friday that Sid Massey, a former citizen of Kerens, but who recently moved to Malakoff, had passed to the great beyond.

Mr. Massey had been out at the back of the house cutting some wood and upon finishing his task, supposedly started back to the house. However, he did not return as soon as expected and a search was instituted with the result that Mr. Massey was found dead. His death was attributed to heart trouble.

The body of deceased was brought to Kerens and interment took place in Oak Grove Cemetery Saturday afternoon, the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Carraway.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Dearmore) Smith
Aug 20, 1866 - Jan 21, 1916

In Memoriam.

The fact that “In the midst of life we are in death” was never more fully exemplified that it was last Saturday night, Jan. 22, at 10:30 o’clock, when the sad news spread over our little city that the spirit of Mrs. J. N. Smith had passed to the Great Beyond. She had been sick only a few days with the dreaded pneumonia. Mrs. Smith was born in Upshaw county, in 1866, married in 1883 and moved to Navarro county in 1894. She was the mother of eleven children, all of whom were girls. Nine of them survive her. Those living are: Mrs. Victor Crowley, Mrs. Bert Washburn, of Corpus Christi; Mrs. Hattie Cooper, Mrs. J. A. Horn, Bertha, Lovie, Cleo, Gracie and Fairy Opal, all at home. Mrs. Smith had been a consistent member of the Missionary Baptist church over thirty years, and she nobly performed every duty as it came to her. In the death of this good woman there is a cause for grief to all who have had the good fortune of knowing her lovable spirit and strength of character. Funeral services were conducted at the family residence by Rev. I. Windsor in the most impressive manner. Her remains were laid to rest in Oak Grove Cemetery with her father and mother. Our sympathy goes out to the bereaved husband and children in their sad hour of affliction.
Jan. 27.
C. E. W.

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WELL KNOWN LADY DEAD.

The Husband and Eleven Daughters Survive

Mrs. J. M. Smith, aged 50 years, wife of a well-known merchant at Kerens, died last night of pneumonia, and the remains were interred there this afternoon. The husband and eleven daughters survive. Of these six are married and five are still at home. The deceased was highly esteemed and the funeral was largely attended.

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Laura L. (Simmons) Horn
May 27, 1863 - Apr 9, 1943

Mrs. R. C. Horn Buried Saturday

KERENS, April 16.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 at the Oak Grove Baptist church for Mrs. R. C. Horn, age 79 years who passed away April 9, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. V. P. Anderson in Eureka. Rev. J. W. Ousley of the Kerens Baptist church, was in charge of the services.

Surviving are one son, Mat Horn of Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Tom Peters and Mrs. T. L. Dutton of Kerens, and Mrs. V. P. Anderson of Eureka; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

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Gertrude (Franks) Horn
May 20, 1900 - Jul 8, 1957

Kerens Services For Mrs. Horn

KERENS, July 9—(Spl.)—Mrs. Gertrude Horn, 57, resident of Kerens most of her, life, died in a Dallas hospital Monday after a short illness. She was the widow of the late J. R. Horn.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist church in Corsicana, and Rev. B. Tolan, interim pastor of the local church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. R. J. Franks, Colorado City; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret McGee, Mrs. Wanda Alberts and Mrs. Martha Remington, all of Dallas, and Speicalist Third Class Hattie Pearl Horn, WAC; two step-daughters, Mrs. Mabel Eaton, Kerens, and Anice Richardson, Houston; three sons, Robert J. Horn, Dallas; Travis Horn, Navasota, and Johnnie Earl Horn, Tyler; three step-sons, Clint Horn, Corpus Christi; William Francis Horn, Wichita Falls, and Alford Horn, Houston; six sisters, two brothers, 22 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Baker, Horace Newsome, T. G. Griffin, Lonnie Strange, W. L. Bain, Jr.; C. R. Sessions, R. J. Huggins, and Marvin Henderson.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Eva E. “Evie” (Dunlap) Jackson
Mar 3, 1869 - Apr 9, 1941

MRS. A. J. JACKSON FUNERAL SERVICES HELD HERE THURSDAY


Funeral services for Mrs. A. J. Jackson, aged 82 years, who died at the home of Mrs. W. E. Atwood here Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Oak Grove church. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Joe N. Evehseart, pastor of the Kerens Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Jackson was a native of Shelby county Texas, and was a long-time resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are two sons, John V. Jackson, Fort Worth, and Virgil Jackson, Batesville, Ark.; four daughters, Mrs. J. A. Collins and Mrs. J. W. Simmons, both of Kerens; Mrs. Eddie Stockard, Fort Cobb, Okla., and Mrs. Trudie Fulmer, Little Rock Ark.; thirty-two grandchildren, twenty-two great grandchildren, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Billie Ruth Etheredge
Feb 14, 1930 - Mar 30, 1930

Baby Died in Dallas Buried Near Kerens

Funeral services for Billie Ruth, one month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Etheredge, who died at their home in Dallas Sunday morning at 10 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery near Kerens.

She is survived by her parents, four brothers and two sisters.

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Nancy Caline “Cellie” (Green) Etheredge
Aug 19, 1861 - Mar 1, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON PIONEER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. J. G. Etheredge age 71 years, who died at her home in the Oak Grove community Thursday morning were held from the Oak Grove church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Rev. H. B. Carraway conducted the services.

Mrs. Etheredge was a native of Henderson county but had resided in the Oak Grove community practically all of her life.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Dick Etheredge, Corsicana; Deedie Etheredge, Kerens, and a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Travis, Corsicana; eight grand children and two great grandchildren.

The funeral was directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ETHEREDGE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. D. Etheredge, age 71 years, who died Thursday morning will probably be held at the Oak Grove church Sunday afternoon. Burial will be in the
Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Etheredge was a pioneer resident of the Oak Grove community and was well known in the eastern section of the county. Surviving are her husband, who is critically ill, two sons, Dick Etheredge, Corsicana, Deedie Etheredge, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Travis, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

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John Gideon “Johnny G.” Etheredge
Oct 2, 1859 - Aug 7, 1934

NATIVE TEXAS IS DEAD AT HOME IN EAST PART COUNTY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHNNIE G. ETHEREDGE HELD WEDNESDAY

Johnnie G. Etheridge, 75, native Texan and resident of Eastern Navarro county practically all of his life died at his home near Kerens Tuesday night at 8 o’clock and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Oak Grove church, northeast of Kerens, with burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carroway, Baptist minister.

Surviving are two sons, B. S. Etheridge, Kerens, and J. A. Etheridge, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Travis, Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren; a half-brother, R. B. Etheridge, Huntsville, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby Alice Hays
abt 1910 - Oct 28, 1918

Died at State Home Today.

Ruby Alice Hays, eight years old, died at the State Home at 10 o’clock this morning of pneumonia after eight days illness. She came to the home four years ago from Hamlin, Jones County. The remains will be interred tomorrow morning.

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