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Mary Adeline “Addie” (Shue) Collins-Medley
Feb 22, 1903 - Jan 3, 1975

Mrs. Medley

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Addie Collins Medley. Burial will be at Pines Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Horace Collins of Corsicana, Roy Collins of Center, and Archie Collins of Grand Saline; a sister, Mrs. Eula Bailey of Dallas; 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate, Pallbearers include N. D. Coker, Hollis Ivy, Jerry McKey, Howard Tapley, Raymond Barber, and Lloyd Nichols.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 5, 1875
  • 1st husband Rev. Alva Hill “Alvie” Collins 2nd unk Medley d/o John Martin Shue and Frances Elizabeth (Averitt) Shue
  • obit says buried at Pine Cemetery Death Certificate says buried in Kerens cemetery—Also DC says born 1902
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rev. Alva Hill “Alvie” Collins
Dec 19, 1898 - Nov 8, 1960

Rev. Collins Services Held

KERENS, Oct. 10—(Spl)—Funeral services for Rev. A. H. Collins, 62, Church of God minister, who died of a heart attack Tuesday, were held at Lancaster Wednesday at 2 p.m. with graveside services at the Kerens cemetery at 4:30 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Lancaster; four sons, Horace Collins, Corsicana; Audrey Earl Collins, Lancaster; Rev. Ray Collins, Palestine, and Archie M. Collins, Dallas; three brothers John and Lewis Collins both of Kerens, and Neilus Collins, Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Dobbs and Mrs. Earl Thomason, both of Kerens; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Inmon directed local arrangements.

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Billy Wayne Collins
Apr 12, 1932 - Aug 31, 1936

Mother and Son Burned to Death Kerens Sunday

KERENS, Sept. 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Robert Collins and four-year-old son, who were burned to death here early Sunday night when a can of kerosene oil with which Mrs. Collins attempted to start a fire was said to have exploded, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mr. Collins and another son were badly burned but are expected to recover.

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Lillie Dell (Sain) Collins
Jan 27, 1894 - Sep 1, 1936

Mother and Son Burned to Death Kerens Sunday

KERENS, Sept. 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Robert Collins and four-year-old son, who were burned to death here early Sunday night when a can of kerosene oil with which Mrs. Collins attempted to start a fire was said to have exploded, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mr. Collins and another son were badly burned but are expected to recover.

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Cora Ann (McCluney) Crawford
Apr 13, 1878 - Nov 16, 1957

Mrs. Crawford Rites Sunday

KERENS, Nov. 16—(Spl.)—Mrs. Cora M. Crawford, 80, died in a Kerrville hospital early Saturday.

Graveside rites will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kerens cemetery, with Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Kerens, officiating.

Mrs. Crawford was the widow of the late B. B. Crawford, and at one time taught school in Miami, Roberts County, Texas.

She is survived by several nieces and nephews in the McCluney family, Kerens.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Buss Crawford
Dec 3, 1897 - Feb 23, 1972

Buss Crawford

Funeral services were held at 8 a.m. Friday, Feb. 24, for Buss Crawford, of Pasadena. Graveside rites were held at 3 p.m. at Kerens cemetery, under the direction of the Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Lucy, of Pasadena; five daughters, Florene Kimes, Irene Kimes, Bonnie Allen, Quida Mausey, and Deltha English of Pasadena; a son, Billie, in Washington; five brothers, L. H. Crawford of Highland, Joe Crawford of Tomball, Lonnie Crawford of Pasadena, Morris and M. J. Crawford of Kerens; two sisters, Naomi Schreiber, Dee Park, and Allie Owens of Kerens, and many nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 29, 1972
  • h/o Lucy Stell (Sain) Crawford married Jul. 22, 1916 s/o Nathaniel S. “Nath” Crawford and Callie Elizabeth (Harley) Crawford
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joe Tom Crowley
May 1, 1917 - Aug 17, 1965

Hold Services Joe T. Crowley

KERENS, Aug. 19 (Spl)—Funeral services for Joe T. Crowley, 48, of Midland, native of Kerens, who died in a Temple hospital Tuesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Kerens City cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Wright of Midland and Rev. Otis Brown, pastor of the local church.

Crowley had been a salesman at Midland 11 years. He was a veteran of World War 11.

Surviving are his wife of Midland; as sister, Mrs. Josh Duncan, Kerens; a brother, Clinton Crowley, Dallas, and mother, Mrs. Clara Banks, Kerens; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Doc Fields, E. K. Howell, R. H. Hilliard, Dwayne Crawford, Albert Clinkscales and August Hill.

Paschal directed.

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Dr. David B. Currie
Jan 1, 1876 - Sep 8, 1966

Dr. Currie, 89, Rites Saturday

KERENS (Spl) –Graveside services for Dr. D. B. (Doctor) Currie, 89, former practicing physician here, who died Thursday in San Benito, will be held at the City cemetery here Saturday 3 p.m. The rites here will be conducted by Rev. Harry Wilbanks, pastor of the Presbyterian church, and the Masonic Lodge.

Dr. Currie moved to the Rio Grande Valley about 30 years ago from Kerens.

Surviving are his wife of San Benito; two daughters, Mrs. Merle Kelley, San Benito, and Mrs. Jack Boring, Bay City; three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Paschal directs local arrangements.

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Jeremiah Augustus "Jere" Daniel, Sr.
Dec 21, 1895 - Nov 7, 1963

Hold Services For J. A. Daniel

KERENS, Nov. 8 (Spl.)—Funeral services for J. A. (Jere) Daniel, 68, Kerens rancher-farmer, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Harry Wilbanks, pastor, of the Presbyterian church.

Daniel was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Daniel, pioneer citizens of this community. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a Mason.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Daniel, Kerens; a son, J. A. Daniel, Jr., Corpus Christi; a daughter, Mrs. A. G. Woska, Oklahoma City; a brother, Joe M. Daniel and two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Beck and Mrs. Dale Owen, all of Kerens; two grandchildren, Mollie Woska, and Daniel Woska, both of Oklahoma City, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Dock Fields, Dwain Crawford, Alvin Inmon, Bill Kemp, M. J. Crawford, Kenneth Sessions, Will Sidney Price, Wilbur Black, Dr. H. W. Hoffer, Herman Hall, Earl Seale, Guy Dobbs, R. P. Walker and Vernon Bruner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 8, 1963
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Ruth (Tinkle) Daniel married Dec 28, 1918 s/o Theophilus Smith Daniel, Sr. & Leila Marten (Wiesner) Daniel
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ruth (Tinkle) Daniel
Feb 13, 1898 - Oct 22, 1972

Mrs. Daniel
KERENS—Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Presbyterian Church in Kerens for Mrs. Ruth Tinkle Daniel, 74, who died Sunday in Kerens. Rev. J.K. Story officiated, and burial was in Kerens City cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, a son, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers and a sister.

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Mrs. R. T. Daniel

KERENS—Mrs. Ruth Tinkle Daniel, 74, died in Kerens on Sunday in her home where she had lived since 1918.

She was born in Corsicana and moved to Kerens when she married in 1918. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Kerens.

Services will be at 2 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church in Kerens with the Rev. J. K. Story officiating. Service arrangements will be made by Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens. Burial will be in the Kerens City cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mary Jane Woska of Dallas; one son, Jerry A. Daniel, Jr., of Corpus Christi; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two brothers, Elton Tinkle of Corsicana and Clifford Tinkle of Hamilton; and one sister, Mrs. Carey King of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be D. F. Fields, Keith Fields, Dwayne Crawford, Ted Red, M. J. Crawford and Charles Blissett.

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Theophilus Smith Daniel, Sr.
Sep 24, 1851 - May 15, 1933

PIONEER MERCHANT OF KERENS DIED AT HOME THERE MONDAY

T. S. DANIEL WAS ONE OF EARLIEST SETTLERS OF EAST NAVARRO COUNTY

KERENS, May 16.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for T. S. Daniel, age 81 years, who died at his home here at about 5 o’clock Monday afternoon following a stroke of paralysis Monday morning, were held from the family residence at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Joe Everheart, Presbyterian minister. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mr. Daniel was one of the pioneer settlers of the Kerens community. He was a native of Alabama but came with his parents to Wadeville before Kerens was founded. He established one of the first general merchandise stores in Kerens and thereafter took an active part in the activities of the community.

He was one of the largest land owners in the eastern section of the county. He had been retired from active business for several years and devoted his time to seeing after his vast estate.

Surviving are his widow, three sons, Joe M. Daniel, Abilene; T. S. Daniel, Jr. Kerens; Jere Daniel, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Dale Owen, Kerens; Mrs. John Beck, Denton, and six grandchildren.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 16, 1933
Submitted by Diane Richards

FROST NEWS.
FROST, May 18.—(Spl.)--Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Simms and F. E. Dickson attended the funeral of T. S. Daniel of Kerens Tuesday. Mr. Daniel was the father of Mrs. John C. Beck, formerly of this city.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 19, 1933
  • h/o Lelia Marten (Wiesner) Daniel Married Dec. 1878 in Navarro County, Tx. s/o Josiah Goodson “Squire” Daniel and Martha Ann (Smith) Daniel buried in Jimmerson Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Theophilus Smith Daniel, Jr.
Sep 23, 1889 - Jul 9, 1956

Tuesday Services For T. S. Daniel

F\Funeral services for T. S. Daniel, 66, Trinidad merchant, who died in the Henderson County Memorial Hospital at Athens Monday morning, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Trinidad Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. J. Davis, pastor. Burial was in the family plot in the Kerens cemetery. He had been mayor of Trinidad since that community was incorporated 18 months ago.

Surviving are his wife of Trinidad, two sons, Jack Daniel, California, and Theo Daniel, Jr., Athens; mother, Mrs. Lelia Daniel, two brothers, Joe M. Daniel and Jerry Daniel, and two sisters, Mrs. Dale Owens and Mrs. John Beck, all of Kerens.

Pallbearers were C. G. Ellis, J. F. Woolf, G. W. Halcomb, Grady Harkins, W. H. Clark, Murlin Jordan, Harold Stanfield and H. Ridgeway. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 10, 1956
  • 1st wife Anna (Hervey) Daniel –Douglas 2nd Bama (Banks) Daniel s/o Theophilus Smith Daniel, Sr. and Lelia Marten (Wisner) Daniel
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Franklin Dennis, Jr.
Oct 15, 1947 - Jan 23, 1950

Boy Plays Hard Then Dies; Is First Traffic Death of 1950

James Franklin Dennis, Jr., 2 1-2, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Franklin Dennis, 209 West Twelfth avenue, died in the P. And S. Hospital Monday from head and other injuries sustained at his home shortly after 3 p.m.

C. L. Petty, 207 West Twelfth avenue, next-door neighbor, accidentally backed over the child in the drive-way, according to R. L. Brown, policeman, who investigated the mishap. The officer termed the incident an unavoidable accident.

The father is a city fireman.

The child was rushed to the hospital in a Griffin ambulance, where he died a half hour later.

This is the firs traffic fatality in Navarro county for 1950.

The child’s death is the second one in this neighborhood recently. An infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Petty died at the family home two weeks ago.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral chapel with interment in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Charles R. Dennis, Corsicana, and grandparents, Eli Dennis, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Absher, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Corporation Court.

Officer Brown investigated an accident at 207 West Twelfth avenue where a car driven by C. L. Petty, same address, fatally injured James F. Dennis, 2 1-2 years old. Police said Petty was backing into his drive when the accident occurred. The boy was taken to the P. and S. Hospital in a Griffin ambulance.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, January 24, 1950
Submitted by Diane Richards

CARD OF THANKS
We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our many friends and neighbors who were so kind to us and who helped us during the recent misfortune when our son and brother passed from this world. The kindness extended will never be forgotten.
Mr. and Mrs. James F. Dennis and Family.

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Arlie Roy Dobbs
May 12, 1890 - Jul 4, 1948

KERENS RITES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR ARLIE R. DOBBS

KERENS, July 5.—(Spl.)—Funeral for Arlie R. Dobbs, 58, Kerens blacksmith and welder, were held here Monday afternoon with Stockton Funeral Home in charge.

Dobbs, resident here since 1898, died Sunday afternoon at the family home in North Kerens. He had been ill for some time.

Final rites were said by the Rev. M. O. Cheek of Waco, former pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens. Burial was in the Kerens. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Pearl Collins; a son, Bobby Dobbs; his father, J. S. Dobbs; and four brothers, Guy and Carlton Dobbs, of Kerens; Pick Dobbs of Arlington and Amos Dobbs of Gainesville.

Dobbs was born in Houston, Miss., in 1890, and with his family moved to Texas when he was two years old.

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Eula (Jackson) Dobbs
Feb 27, 1903 - Mar 25, 1947

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR KERENS WOMAN KILLED IN CRASH

Funeral services for Mrs. M. Carlton Dobbs of Kerens, aged 44 years, fatally injured in an automobile-streetcar collision in Dallas Tuesday morning, were held from the First Baptist church at Kerens Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Dr. E. R. Page, pastor of the church. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Curry Dobbs; two grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Will Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. Guy Dobbs and Misses Violet and Oma Jackson, all of Kerens; four brothers, Lester Jackson, Beaumont; Ernest Jackson, Kerens; Earl Jackson, Killeen, and Leonard Jackson, Alaska, and other relatives.

Mrs. Dobbs’ daughter-in-law, Mrs. Curry Dobbs, and the two grandchildren were injured in the accident and were treated at Parkland Hospital, Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Charity (Marshall) Donahoo
Dec 13, 1886 - Dec 22, 1962

Mrs. Donahoo Dies Saturday

KERENS, Dec. 22 (Spl.) –Mrs. John A. Donahoo died Saturday morning at the Masonic Home for the Aged in Arlington, Texas. Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Home chapel here Sunday at 2 p.m. and burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery. Rev. Burt Gillis will officiate.

Mrs. Donahoo is survived by a daughter, Mrs. L. S. (Tiny) Keen of Arlington, former Corsicana resident; two granddaughters and a number of great grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Dec 22, 1962
  • mother of Zelpha Lucille (Donahoo) Keen
  • w/o John Henry Donahoo d/o Crawford Marshall and Drucella (Padgett) Marshall
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Tee (Mackey) Downing
Jun 17, 1870 - Apr 25, 1950

Mrs. M. T. Downing Funeral Services Held Wednesday

KERENS, April 26—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Tee Downing, 79, were held Wednesday afternoon from the First Methodist church here. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred Moore, Greenville Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mrs. Downing died Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. W. G. Johnson, on Highway 31.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Downing had resided here since 1889. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are two sons, Lewis Downing, Andrews, and Charlie Downing, Dumas; three daughters, Mrs. Henry Dooley, Quinlan; Mrs. A. T. Williams, Winters, and Mrs. Johnson, Kerens; six brothers, two sisters, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Dwain Crawford and Jim Bob Ivey, both of Kerens; Garth Dooley, Quinlan; Melvin Ray Williams, Winters; Roy Smith, Lone Oak and Marvin Medlin, Greenville.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Robert Jackson Dowis
Jun 30, 1877 - Oct 8, 1955

R. J. Dowis Dies Here Saturday; Rites At Kerens

R. J. Dowis, 78, of 107 Boyd avenue, died Saturday at Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. He was a former resident of Kerens.

He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Chester Kyser of Corsicana, Mrs. Buddy McClung, Mrs. P. J. Harper and Mrs. Pauline Fite, all of Dallas; and one brother, Pete Dowis of Jonesboro, Ark.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Inmon Funeral Chapel in Kerens with Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the Kerens First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery. The Masonic Lodge will be in charge of graveside services.

Inmon will direct.

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Emma Mae (Herd) Duncan
Jan 26, 1909 - Jul 13, 1965

Mrs. Duncan Of Houston Dies

KERENS, July 16 (Spl) –Mrs. Clyde Duncan, 56, native of Kerens, died in Houston Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Paschal Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in the City cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Delores Scroton, California, and Mrs. Leila Riddle, San Angelo; mother , Mrs. Ellie Herd, Houston, a sister, Mrs. Ella Paul, Fort Worth; a brother, Ernest Herd, Houston; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Wade Alexander Duncan, Jr.
Dec 14, 1881 - Dec 10, 1952

Thursday Rites For W. A. Duncan

KERENS, Dec. 11—(Spl.)—Funeral services for W. A. Duncan, 70, retired farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning, were held from the First Baptist Church Thursday at 3 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, and Rev. R. C. Linder, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, Duncan had resided here 54 years. He was a member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, Eddie Duncan, and a daughter, Mrs. Floyd Radney, both of Houston; a sister, Mrs. I. D. Tomlin, McAllen, and two grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Jefferson Perry Earley
Oct 13, 1917 - Oct 29, 1951

J. P. Earley Dies From Accident

KERENS, Oct. 30.—(Spl.)—J. P. Earley, 34, formerly of Kerens, died in Houston Monday as the result of an accident while he was at work with a construction concern.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here at 11 a.m. Wednesday with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, assisted by Rev. R. C. Linder, Presbyterian minister.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Earley; a son, Jerry Ross Earley and a daughter, Judy Ruth Early, Kerens; and two brothers, Robert and Norwood Earley, both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Jewel Irene (Huggins) Earley
Jul 6, 1898 - May 7, 1961

Mrs. Earley Rites Monday

KERENS, May 8, (Spl.)—Mrs. Jewell Earley, 62, wife of P. J. Earley, native Texan, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday following a several weeks’ illness. She had resided in Kerens most of her life.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Woodrow Ivy, pastor, assister by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Earley was a member of the Eastern Star and Rebekah lodges.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens; two sons, Robert and Norwood Earley, both of Kerens; two brothers, R. J. Huggins, Kerens, and Tarver Huggins, Jonesboro, Ark.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lester Shelton, Roland Shelton, Brack Shelton, T. M. Shelton, Doug Howell and J. L. Whorton, Jr.

Inmon directed.

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Perry Jefferson Earley
Dec 28, 1892 - Oct 27, 1972

Killed in Car Wreck Friday

KERENS—Terry J. Earley, 79, Kerens city water plant pumper, was killed when his car was struck broadside by another car about 3:30 p.m. Friday as he pulled onto Hwy 31 coming in from the lake road a mile and a half east of Kerens. Two occupants of the other car received minor injuries and were dismissed following emergency room treatment at Memorial Hospital.

They are Virgil T. Brown, 18, Rt. 3, Tyler, driver of a 1963 Chevrolet, and his passenger, Clinton E. Warren, 20, Rt. 1, Winona.

Investigating Highway Patrolman Larry McCaig said Earley was headed north on the lake road, stopped at its intersection with Hwy. 31, then drove across the eastbound land preparatory to turning left and probably didn’t see the approaching car.

Extensive damage resulted to the left side of his 1958 Chevrolet and the front of the 1963 Chevrolet.

Funeral services for Earley will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Paschal Funeral Home with the Rev. Woodrow Ivey, Fairfield Baptist minister, and the Rev. Olan Boles, pastor of the Kerens Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Kerens City cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, he had been a Kerens resident for 73 years and was a member of Missionary Baptist Church of Kerens.

He is survived by two sons, Robert and Norwood Earley, both of Kerens, six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, W. A. Earley of Angus and L. V. Earley of Kerens; and two sisters, Mrs. H. E. Bell of Kempner and Mrs. Tip Tendel of Longview.

Pallbearers will be Weldon Curley, Leroy Reed, Harlan McQuary, B. F. Seale, Dwayne Crawford and Ralph Sawyer.

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Correction:
A news story Sunday, Oct. 29 concerning a fatal automobile accident near Kerens incorrectly listed the victim’s first name as Terry, it should have been Perry J. Earley, 79, the family notified The Daily Sun today. The Rev. E. E. Sipes assisted the Rev. Olin Boles in officiating rather than the Rev. Woodrow Ivey whose name was supplied by the funeral home.

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Virgil Lee Earley
May 8, 1891 - Aug 23, 1973

V. L. Earley

KERENS—Funeral services for Virgel L. Earley, 81, retired farmer who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital in Athens, are to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Paschal Funeral Home. The Rev. Olen Boles, pastor of First Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kerens City cemetery.

He had been a resident of Kerens for 80 years and was a Baptist.

Surviving are one son, Aubrey Earley, Kerens; three daughters, Mrs. Harvey Parks of Chandler, Mrs. R. C. Kuykendall of Dallas, and Mrs. C. F. Patterson of Robert Lee, Texas; one brother, W. A. Earley of Angus; two sisters, Mrs. Flora Bell of Kempner, Texas, and Mrs. H. C. Tendall of Longview; 20 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Windall Earley, L. T. Cooper, Marlin Earley, D. W. Hawkins, Roy G. Hawkins and Riley Tippen.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 26, 1973
  • 1st wife Ethel Mae (Hawkins) Earley 2nd Rosa Lee (Alexander) Colvin-Earley s/o Elijah A. Earley and Mary Jane “Mollie” (Smith) Earley
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rosa Lee (Alexander) Colvin-Earley
May 6, 1889 - Jul 24, 1957

Mrs. Earley Of Kerens Expires

KERENS, July 25—(Spl.)—Mrs. Rosa Lee Earley, 68, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Earley had resided here 41 years.

Surviving are her husband, V. L. Earley, Kerens; a son, Paul Colvin, Ennis; three daughters, Mrs. R. C. Kuykendall, Royce City; Mrs. Fermon Patterson, Freer, and Mrs. Cecil Smith, Kerens; a step-son, Aubrey Earley, Kerens; a step-daughter, Mrs. Harvey Parks, Chandler; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Burnett, Kemp, and Mrs. Willie Anthony, Byrd; a brother Paul Alexander, Dallas, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 25, 1957
  • 1st husband Jessie James Monroe Colvin 2nd husband Virgil Lee Earley d/o William Hamilton Alexander and Sallie (Hughes) Alexander
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Isaac Madison Ellett
Jul 11, 1858 - Oct 22, 1952

Powell Pioneer Rites Thursday

I. M. Ellett, 94, long-time resident of Powell, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon following an illness since Saturday.

Funeral services were held at the Powell Methodist church Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church; Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister, and Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Huntsville, Ala., he came to Texas and settled near Waxahachie in 1892, moving to Navarro county two years later. He had made his home at Powell since 1907. He was born July 11, 1858.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. E. R. Wright and Mrs. L. L. Wright, both of Powell; Mrs. J. M. Carr, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bable Wilkinson, Lubbock; three sons, J. B. Ellett, Dallas; W. F. Ellett, Powell, and J. I. Ellett, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Kent, O. L. Bancroft, C. O. Curington, Fritz Kenner, Harvel Ward and Andy Bolin.

Corley directed.

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Johnnie Elizabeth (Jacobs) Ellett
Oct 17, 1862 - Apr 25, 1941

MRS. I. M. ELLETT DIED AT POWELL HOME ON FRIDAY MORNING

RITES FOR MOTHER OF CORSICANANS WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. I. M. Ellett, aged 78 years, died at the family home in Powell Friday morning at 2 :45 o’clock after a several days illness.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Powell Methodist church. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. C. Sessions, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. R. Fletcher, Baptist minister of Corsicana.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Ellett came to Texas many years ago. The family resided at Chatfield before moving to Powell 35 years ago.

Surviving are her husband of Powell, to whom she was married 58 years ago in Alabama; three sons, J. I. Ellett of Corsicana and Fred and Benson Ellett, both of Powell; four daughters, Mrs. E. R. Wright and Mrs. L. L. Wright both of Powell; Mrs. J. M. Carr, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mable Wilkinson, Navarro county clerk, Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The county clerk’s office will be closed Saturday afternoon.

Pallbearers will be W. W. Farmer, E. K. Howell, J. N. Eaton, M. D. Allsup, Robert B. Moore, James Wilkinson, James Ellett and Douglas Magee, grandsons.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Raymond Conrad Floyd, Sr.
Nov 16, 1896 - Nov 10, 1963

Raymond Floyd Expires Sunday

KERENS, Nov. 11, (Spl.)—Raymond Floyd, 66, retired taxi operator at Houston, native of Kerens, died in Methodist Hospital in Houston Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Elton Taggart, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church in Houston, and Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; a son, Raford Floyd, San Antonio; a daughter, Miss Christine Floyd, Houston; three brothers, Urban Floyd, Athens; Dwain Floyd, Victoria, and Clinton Floyd, Dallas; three sisters, Misses Ima Lee and Zura Floyd both of Corsicana and Mrs. Thelma Fluker, Ennis; three grandchildren and other relatives.

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Jacob Arthur “Jake” Floyd
Mar 7, 1873 - May 7, 1938

Sick and Convalescent.
Jake Floyd of Kerens, who has been in ill health for some time was reported in a serious condition Monday following another stroke of paralysis. Deputy Sheriff Jack Floyd went to the bedside of his father Monday morning.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 31, 1938
Submitted by Diane Richards

JAKE FLOYD OF KERENS DIED ON SATURDAY MORNING

Jake Floyd, about 66 years, long-time resident of the Kerens community, died Saturday morning at 8:45 o’clock at his home following a lingering illness.

Funeral arrangements had not been learned her early Saturday afternoon.

Mr. Floyd was a rural mail carrier out of the Kerens post office for a number of years and was well-known in East Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Kerens; four sons, two daughters, several grandchildren; a brother, Lee Floyd, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Jim Inmon, Kerens, and other relatives, one son, Deputy Sheriff, Jack Floyd, resided in Corsicana.

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J. A. FLOYD BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON KERENS CEMETERY

KERENS, May 9, --(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the First Methodist church for J. A. Floyd, aged 63, who died at his home here at an early hour Saturday morning after a lingering illness.

Deceased was born on March 7, 1873, at Long Prairie, and had spent his entire life in Kerens and vicinity. He was married to Miss Veatrice Matthews in January, 1893. To this union were born nine children, one of whom passed away a number of years ago. Surviving are the wife, and widow, an aged mother, one sister, Mrs. J. N. Inmon, one brother, Lee Floyd, both of Kerens, and the following children, Raymond, Clinton, Ima Lee, and Zara Floyd of Kerens; Mrs. W. A. Fluker, Ennis, Dwain Floyd, Victoria; Urban Floyd, Houston, and Jack Floyd, deputy sheriff, of Corsicana.

Mr. Floyd, familiarly known to all as “Jake” was rural mail carrier, almost 30 years, having been one of the first carriers, when route 3 was established, using a horse and buggy or riding horse back, before automobiles came into general use. Ill health forced his retirement only a few years before the allotted thirty-year period expired.

Services were conducted by Rev. C. E. Wilkins, pastor of the Methodist church of which deceased was an active member until his last illness. Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the Baptist church, assisting minister, read from Paul’s second letter to Timothy, and gave the opening prayer, after which the pastor gave a short eulogy on the life of Mr. Floyd, and spoke consolingly to the bereaved.

Interment was in the Kerens cemetery, and was under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Lon Holt, W. G. Johnson, H. A. Quaite, Herschel McCown, Jack Reed, and O. J. Inmon. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Noted among the large contingent of out-of-town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Kestler Bradley, Rice; Mr. And Mrs. W. M. Cooper, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Harry Harvey, Dallas; W. G. Ivey, Richland; Mrs. Dee Maddox, and two daughters, and son, Bud Maddox, Mexia; Mr. and Mrs. Denton Hutson, Penelope; Mrs. A. Venable, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Fluker and children, Ennis; Mrs. F. M. McAlester, Ennis and the following from Corsicana; Mrs. and Mrs. Rufus Pevehouse, Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Pevehouse, Allen Calloway, Bruce Nutt, W. G. Dickson, Alton Bradley, Miss Kitty Cherry, MR. and Mrs. Roy Neese and children, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hays; Mr. and Mrs. Pete Hooks, Cleo Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Otis Rector, Mrs. George White, Julius Jacobs, Dave Daniel, Mr. John Blair, Miss Ethel Inmon.

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Ima Lee Floyd
Apr 11, 1904 - Dec 19, 1963

Ima Lee Floyd Dies Thursday

Miss Ima Lee Floyd 59, native of Kerens, died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Zura Bloyd, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. H. Fluker, Ennis; Dwain Floyd, Victoria, and C. P. Floyd, Dallas and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Sallie Simmons (Kimmey) Ford
Feb 19, 1872 - Nov 29, 1952

Mrs. Sallie Ford Buried At Kerens

KERENS, Dec. 1.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Sallie Ford, 82, died in the home of a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Smith, in Tyler Saturday morning.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Ousley of Waco and Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor.

Prior to moving to Tyler a year ago, Mrs. Ford had made her home in Kerens for 40 years.

Surviving are her daughter, a son, Bob Ford, Kerens; two brothers, T. O. and B. A. Kinney, both of Quitman; a sister, Miss Louise Kinney, Sweeney; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Edgar Martin Forehand
Jul 19, 1883 - Aug 25, 1964

E. M. Forehand Dies Tuesday

KERENS, Aug. 25 (Spl.)—E. M. Forehand, retired Trinidad farmer-businessman, and ex-coach, died at his home Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Bob Keene, minister of the Kerens Church of Christ, of which Forehand was a member.

Native of Tennessee, Forehand resided here for many years before moving to Trinidad 25 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Trinidad; a son, Edwin Forehand, Athens; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hollis Hines, C. E. Keesce, Clifton Curington, Paul Sloan, Paul Dresser, Dr. G. H. Sanders, William Morris and Fate Sherrill.

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Jettie Jewel (Cuthbertson) Forehand
Sep 10, 1883 - Jan 4, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES TRINIDAD WOMAN HELD IN KERENS

KERENS, Jan. 10—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. E. M. Forehand, who died Tuesday night at her home in Trinidad, were held at the Kerens Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. J. W. Bailey of Vivian, La., former pastor of the deceased was in charge of the services, with Rev. Ruble Moore of Trinidad and Rev. J. W. Ousley of Kerens, assisting. Members of the Trinidad and Kerens churches formed the choir and Mrs. Vernon Tolbert sand as a solo, “God Will Take Care of You.”

Rev. Mr. Bailey paid a merited tribute to the useful and unselfish Christian life of Mrs. Forehand, and the beautiful floral offerings and host of friends present for the last rites attested to the high esteem in which she was held by her neighbors and friends.

Mrs. Forehand was born in Alma, Sept. 10, 1883. She was married in Ennis in 1907 to E. M. Forehand and moved to Kerens soon after and lived in Kerens until 15 years ago when she moved to Trinidad. Surviving are her husband, one son, Edwin, and two grandchildren, Shirley Ann and Kenneth, of Orange; one sister, Mrs. Tom McDowell of Ennis and one brother, S. B. Cuthberson of Trinidad.

Noted among the out of town relatives and friends who attended the funeral other than the large crowd from Trinidad, were, Mr. and Mrs. Vechel Reese of Salem, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Walstein Smith of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. Poindexter of McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. Tom McDowell and daughters, Floy and Thelma, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert McDowell of Ennis.

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Mayme Elsie (Warren) Forehand
Aug 20, 1889 - Oct 26, 1965

Mrs. Forehand Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Elsie Warren Forehand, 76, of Trinidad, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Asa H. Lipscomb, minister of the Kerens Church of Christ of which she was a member, and G. R. Holton, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ here.

Surviving are a brother, L. M. Warren, Corsicana; a nephew, nine nieces, a stepson, Edwin Forehand, Athens; two step-grandchildren and five step-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clifton W. Curington, Charles Edward Keesee, Hollis Hines, John Sloan, Paul Harrison Sloan, Kenneth Forehand, Lloyd Wilson, Paul Dresser and Henry C. Lewis.

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Cert Fort
Mar 16, 1896 - Jun 16, 1956

Kerens Services For Cerf Fort

KERENS, July 17—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Cerf Fort, 60, who died in a VA hospital at Houston early Monday, were held from the First Baptist church here Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Martin, pastor of the Norhill Baptist church in Houston, and Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the local church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

A veteran of World War 1, Fort formerly resided her.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; two sons, Charlie Fort, Houston, and Hoyt Fort, Beaumont; five grandchildren; two brothers, Charlie Fort, Tyler, and George Fort, Wortham; a sister, Mrs. Bellring of Tyler, and other relatives.

Inmon directed.

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Brownie (Smith) Garrett
Jul 22, 1896 - Aug 16, 1931

Kerens Woman Died There Early Sunday

KERENS, Aug. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Lacy Garret, age 34 years, who died at the family home here at 4 o’clock Sunday morning, will be held at 5:30 o’clock Monday afternoon from the First Presbyterian church with Rev. Joe Everhart, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery.

Her husband, two children, and numerous other relatives survive.

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Annie Maude (Simmons) Goines
Sep 17, 1891 - Mar 12, 1976

Mrs. Goines

KERENS Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church here for Mrs. Maude Goines, 84, who died in Athens, Friday. The Rev. Van Houser will officiate with burial following at Kerens City Cemetery.

A native of Kerens, Mrs. Goines was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by three sons, L. E. Goines of Kerens, Roy L. Goines of Athens and C. H. Goines of Kerens; one daughter, Miss Elsie Ruth Goines; one brother, John R. Simmons of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Trey Rogers of Lubbock, Mrs. Osie Possort of Beeville; Mrs. Clarence Short of Wichita Falls and Mrs. Agnes Crowley of Dallas; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

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Sam Lacy Garrett
Feb 6, 1895 - Aug 2, 1964

Lacy Garrett Rites Monday

KERENS, Aug. 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. for Lacy Garrett, 69, from the Kerens Presbyterian church. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery, Garrett died in Memorial hospital in Corsicana Sunday morning following an extended illness.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John McCord, Jacksonville Presbyterian minister; Rev. Henry Wilbanks, pastor of the Presbyterian church of which Garrett was an elder, and Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church of Corsicana.

Native of Anderson county, Garrett spent most of his life in Kerens. He was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eleanor Garrett, Kerens; a son, Sam Garrett, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Gene and Linda Garrett, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Nicholson and Mrs. Mossie Smith, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Josie Carter, Athens, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alvin Inmon, Neal McCord, R. J. Henderson, J. P. McClung, Wade Price, Weymon Price, Marvin Henderson and C. F. Henderson, all nephews.

Inmon directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 3, 1964
  • 1st wife Brownie (Smith) Garrett married May 2, 1917 2nd wife Eleanor (Lanham) Garrett married Oct. 2, 1938 buried in Calvary Cemetery, Corsicana, Tx. s/o Sam M. Garrett and Mary Malinda “Linda” (Richie) Garrett buried at Long Prairie Cemetery, Kerens
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lee Ernest Gray
Jun 15, 1902 - Aug 14, 1975

Lee Ernest Gray

Funeral for Lee Ernest Gray a lifetime resident of Kerens, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Kerens. Burial will follow in Kerens City Cemetery.

Gray, 73, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. A retired farmer, Gray was a member of the First Baptist Church of Kerens.

He is survived by his wife, Ophelia; a son, L. E. Gray, of Wichita Falls; by two grandsons, Bill and David Gray, both of Wichita Falls, by two aunts, and a number of cousins.

Pallbearers will be Newt Stovall, Stafford Cunningham, Billy Shelton, Dwain Crawford, Ben Cherry and Jim Bob Ivey. Honorary pallbearers will be Warnie Johnson, Whit Scarborough, Roland Shelton, Corbin White and Herman Hall.

Services under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home, will be conducted by the Rev. Van Houser.

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William Ruben Gray
Apr 26, 1876 - Sep 8, 1952

William R. Gray Rites At Kerens

KERENS, Sept. 9.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for William R. Gray, 76, who was fatally stricken with a heart attack Monday at 5 p.m. at Kerens, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist Church with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. The Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, will conduct the services.

Survivors include his wife, Kerens; a son, Ernest Gray, Kerens; a brother, J. F. Gray, Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. Mellie Cartlidge, Trinidad; Mrs. Susie Henderson, San Antonio; and a grandson, L. E.Gray, Quanah.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Ada Mae (Finley) Gray
Jan 23, 1881 - Mar 13, 1957

Mrs. Ada M. Gray Dies Wednesday

KERENS, March 14—(Spl)—Mrs. Ada M. Gray, 76, widow of the late William Gray of Kerens, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon following a short illness.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. The rites were cnducted by Rev. Odom Dyess, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Trinidad.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Gray had resided here since 14 years ago.

Surviving are a son, Ernest Gray, Kerens., two sisters, Mrs. M. D. Gann and Mrs. Guy Sessions, both of Kerens; a grandson, L. E. Gray, Quanah; two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Fred Sessions, C. R. Sessions, Bill Kemp, Marshall Smotherman, Whit Scarbrough, D. S. Cunningham, Drew McClung and W. G. Johnson.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Roger Quilla Grace
Feb 24, 1893 - May 9, 1960

Hold Services For Q. Grace

Funeral services for Quilla Grace, 67, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Burke, pastor of the Westside Baptist church, and Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, conducting the final rites. Interment was in Kerens Cemetery.

A native of Corbet, Grace died Monday in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic after a short illness.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Quilla Grace, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Emmett Montgomery, Dallas, Mrs. Howard Parker, Kerens, and Mrs. Louise Melton, Corsicana; six grandchildren, one brother, Joe Grace, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Dollie Howard, Paris, Tenn., and Mrs. Lottie Annis, Tulsa, Okla.

Pallbearers were J. L. McCollum, George McCaferty, Roland Harris, Jack Hagler, Vernon Tackett and Willie Gotcher.

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Mertie Ludie (Finley) Gann
Sep 14, 1894 - Nov 23, 1970

Gann Rites Held Tuesday

KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. Mertie Finley Gann, 76, lifelong Kerens resident, died Monday in Maywood Manor here. She was a Baptist.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel. The Rev. W. R. Stovall and the Rev. John Boyd officiated. Burial was in the Kerens City Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, M. D. Gann of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Worrell of Pasadena; two grandchildren, Danny and Donna Worrell of Pasadena; one sister, Mrs. Mattie Sessions of Olney; and several nieces and nephews.

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M. D. Gann
Oct 15, 1892 - Jun 18, 1973

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for M. D. Gann, 80, of Kerens, who died Monday morning at Maywood Maynor Rest Home in Kerens.

Rev. Olin Boles will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge No, 236, a member of the Bazette Baptist Church, a retired cotton ginner, and a rancher.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Geraldine Worrell of Humble, Tex.; two grandchildren, Danny and Donna Worrell of Humble; three brothers, Abney Gann and Edgar Gann, both of Abilene, and Clyde Gann of Edgewood; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Clayton O’Neil Johnson
Nov 3, 1921 - Nov 8, 1948

CLAYTON JOHNSON OF KERENS DIED MONDAY MORNING

KERENS, Nov. 8—(Spl)—Clayton O’Neil Johnson, 27, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Johnson of Kerens died in Baylor Hospital in Dallas early Monday morning after an illness of three weeks.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at the First Methodist Church in Kerens, with Rev. Carroll Thompson, the pastor, conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery, with the Masonic Lodge in charge.

Johnson was employed by the Enesco Company of Houston prior to his illness. He had resided in Kerens almost all of his life until several months ago. He was the husband of the former Joyce Shelton of Kerens.

A graduate of Kerens high school and a prominent football player while there, he attended East Texas State College at Commerce after graduation. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and active in Masonic work.

Survivors are the wife, parents and grandmother, Mrs. Tee Downing, all of Kerens.

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Harriett Ione “Hattie” (Coates) Johnson
Jul 1858 - Nov 29, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT KERENS COMMUNITY IS BURIED FRIDAY

KERENS, Dec. 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Coats Johnson, age 70 years, wife of J. C. Johnson, who died at her home here at 1:45 o’clock Friday morning following an illness of several weeks, were held Friday afternoon at the Kerens cemetery at 3:30. The services were conducted by Rev. J. U. McAfee, pastor of the Methodist church here.

Mrs. Johnson came to Texas in 1879 and settled in Kerens, where she has made her home since. She was married to J. C. Johnson, April 5, 1885.

Surviving are her husband, one son, Hal C. Johnson, Kerens; two brothers, R. P. and Bruce Coats, Kerens.

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Warnie Greenlee Johnson
Jun 30, 1900 - Nov 1977

W. G. Johnson
KERENS –Services for Warnie G. Johnson, 77, resident of Kerens for 52 years, and owner of the Johnson Barber Shop since 1925, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Methodist Church in Kerens.

Johnson died in Corsicana Friday night.

Burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery with the Revs. Glenn Jones and Van Houser officiating. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dixie Johnson os Kerens; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Slemmons of Lone Oak; and several nieces and nephews.

A son, Clayton Johnson preceded him in death in 1948.

Pallbearers are John Seale, Kenneth Sessions, Tillman Reed, R. J. Henderson, Wilbur Black and Henry Atkeisson.

Masons will be in charge of graveside services and honorary pallbearers will be the Kerens Deer Hunting Party.

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Sydney E. Johnston
Aug 26, 1873 - Aug 27, 1952

Sidney Johnston Dies At Kerens

KERENS, April 28,--(Spl.)—Funeral services for Sidney E. Johnston, 78 were held from the First Baptist church here Monday at 2:30 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Davis, pastor, and Rev. W. F. Smith, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church.

Johnston died Sunday morning at the family home following an illness of several months. He was born at Alvarado, Texas, August 26, 1876, and moved to the Kerens area in 1903. He was engaged in farming north of town until his retirement four years ago when he moved to Kerens. He was married to Miss Mellie Sessions in 1896. There were 15 children born to this union, 10 of whom are living.

Surviving are his wife, Kerens; five sons, Roy Johnston, Roane, Aubrey J. Johnston, Hillsboro; Milton, Jack and Cecil Johnston, all of Kerens; five daughters, Mrs. Robert Hough, Syracuse, N.Y.; Mrs. Murry Alsup, Powell; Mrs. Cliff Young, Dallas; Mrs. Homer Rendon and Mrs. Buddy Sessions, both of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. S. D. Buchanan, Corsicana and Mrs. Milton Webb, Iredell; three brothers, M. E. Johnston, Mineral Wells; Henry Johnston, Fort Worth, and Bob Johnston, Meridian; 40 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Mellie Ulmer (Speed) Johnston
Feb 8, 1879 - Apr 28, 1957

Mrs. Johnston Rites Monday

KERENS, April 29—(Spl)—Mrs. Mellie Johnston, 78, widow of the late S. E. Johnston, who died in 1952, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Murray Alsup at Powell Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Framk Gillham, pastor; Rev. Kenneth Evenson, pastor of the First Baptist church in Powell, and Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Born in Covington, Miss., Mrs. Johnston had resided in Kerens most of her life.

Surviving are five sons, Jesse, Cecil and Milton Johnston, all of Kerens; Ray Johnston, Roane, and Aubrey Johnston, Hillsboro; five daughters, Mrs. Homer Rendon and Mrs. C. R. Sessions, both of Kerens; Mrs. Donie Carter and Mrs. R. H. Hought, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Alsup, Powell; a brother, Tim Speed, Canada; a half sister and four half-brothers, all of Florida; 41 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Brenda R. (Nickleberry) Gardner
Sept 25, 1961 - Dec 15, 2012

Brenda R. Gardner, 51, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Brenda was born Sept. 25, 1961 in Port Arthur, and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1980 and from Sam Houston State University in 1983. She married DeShawn A. Gardner on Oct. 8, 1988. To this union two children were born: DeShawn A. Gardner II and Brendé A. Gardner.

Brenda began teaching in Terrell ISD where she taught for 12 years. She went on to teach in Mesquite ISD for 18 years, where she was currently employed at Mackey Elementary.

Brenda was an active member of Lifeline Fellowship Family Church where she served as Sunday School teacher.

She was an extraordinary, motivated, dedicated daughter, wife, mother, sister and friend to those who knew her. She will be dearly missed.

Brenda was preceded in death by her father, Olin Nickleberry; and her husband, DeShawn A. Gardner.

She leaves to cherish her memory two children, DeShawn A. Gardner II and Brendé A. Gardner; her mother, Edith Nickleberry; one sister, Oretha Nickleberry; uncles, aunts and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at Scott Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church, 5301 W. Hwy 31 with the Rev. Dairy Johnson Sr. officiating, and the Rev. Ricky Walter as eulogist. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers are Corey Dargan, Ricky Walter II, Marcus Jones, Kenneth Gardner, Lee Patrick Rice and Preston McDonald.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Rickey Lee Pate
May 21, 1959 - Dec 19, 2012

Rickey Lee Pate, 53, of Kerens passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 due to complications from rheumatoid arthritis.

Rickey was born May 21, 1959 in Corsicana to James E. and Marjorie Pate.  He grew up in Kerens and attended Kerens High School. Rickey worked for over 25 years for Precinct 2 in Navarro County, most of those years as road and bridge supervisor. Rickey loved to hunt, fish and ride his Harley. He was also a pretty fair mechanic.

Rickey was preceded in death by his father, James E. Pate; grandparents, Jake and Maggie Pate, and uncle, Roy D. Miller Sr.

He is survived by his sons, Chris Pate and wife Beth of Granbury, Michael McCowan of Austin; daughter, Jennifer Pate of Kerens; mother, Marjorie Holton of Corsicana; sisters, Debra Stroder and Matt of Emmett, Cheree Wright and Tom Bill of Eureka; grandmother, Polly Miller of Corsicana and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Certainly the two most important survivors were the delight of his life, grandsons Caden Pate of Granbury and Calel Lowe of Kerens.

Visitation will be Friday, Dec. 21, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at Prairie Point Cemetery with Johnny Singleton officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hester Crowley, Sr.
Oct 8, 1898 - Jan 20, 1942

HESTER CROWLEY DIED IN ARIZONA; BE BURIED IN KERENS

KERENS, Jan. 21.—(Special)—Hester Crowley, age about 45 years, died in the Veterans Hospital in Tucson, Ariz., Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services have not been announced pending the arrival of the body, but they will be held in Kerens.

Surviving are two sons, Hester Crowley, Jr., Orange; Robert Crowley, Longview; a daughter, Margie Esther Crowley, Oklahoma City; his father W. L. Crowley, Kerens; a brother Elvey Crowley, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Marvin Henderson, Kerens and other relatives.

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Deedie Vester Barnett
Jun 19, 1880 - Dec 25, 1960

Dedie Barnett Rites Tuesday

KERENS, Dec. 27, (Spl.)—Dedie Barnett, 80, retired farmer, died at his home here Sunday night following a long illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Inmon Chapel. Burial was in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Barnett had resided practically all of his life in the Oak Grove and Kerens communities.

Surviving are his wife, and a son, Vester Barnett, both of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Kimes, Corsicana, and Mrs. Roy Jones, Sacramento, Calif.; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tillman Reed, D. S. Cunningham, Horace Newsome, Johnny Scott, Drew McClung and Fay Redford.

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Garrie Hortense (Simmons) Johnston
Jul 4, 1922 - Jan 12, 2011

Garrie Hortense Simmons Johnston was born July 4, 1922 in Kerens, TX., and passed away January 12, 2011 in Dallas, TX. She was a talented musician, playing both the piano and the violin. Her different areas of work included building airplanes during World War 11, being homemaker, and she spent almost 30 years at Texas Instruments until her retirement in 1989. The Johnston family would like to thank the wonderful people at VIATS for providing hospice care for her for the past 9 months, especially her nurse, Jackqualine Hudspeth. Hortense was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Johnston. Survivors include her son Mark, his wife Angelia and their children, Sydney, Shelby, Spencer and Sheridan; one great grandchild, Greyson; one sister, Racine Miller of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home from 3-5 PM, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011. A Funeral Service will be 11 AM, Monday, January 17, 2011 at Lake Highlands Baptist Church, 642 Brookhurst Dr., Dallas, 75218, with interment at Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, TX at 3 PM. In lieu of flowers, we are requesting donations be made to Lake Highlands Baptist Church, Attn: Direct Missions. Arrangements under the direction of Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home, Dallas, TX.

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  • Sparkman-Crane Funeral Home Obituary
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joe Albert Johnston d/o John H. Simmons and Febia Garrie (Alexander) Simmons per birth record

Eugene Jefferson Tucker
Dec 7, 1919 - Nov 21, 1995

Eugene Jefferson Tucker

Eugene Jefferson Tucker, 75, died Tuesday, Nov. 21, 1995, at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with Farouk Qubty officiating.

Mr. Tucker was born Dec. 7, 1919 in Ennis. He was married to wife Dorothy for 55 years.

Survivors include, wife, Dorothy Tucker of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-laws Janice Prowell of Alvin, Pamela and Ernie Nelson of Limestone county, Patricia and Bobby Latham of Kirvin.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun
  • From the collection of Alva Lynn Smith
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dorothy Ruth (York) Tucker s/o Montgomery Jefferson Tucker and Gussie (Cuthbertson) Tucker buried at Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Texas

Ada Libby (Haynie) Hervey
Oct 20, 1880 - Jul 17, 1931

MRS. ADA HERVEY DIED FRIDAY AFTER STROKE THURSDAY

Mrs. Ada Hervey, wife of A. C. Hervey, banker at Rice, died at the family residence in Rice Friday morning at 6:40 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis Thursday morning and the funeral services will be held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Rice cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Bowman.

Prior to her marriage, Mrs. Hervey was Miss Ada Haynie. She attended school in Corsicana and was a graduate of the Miller Select School for Girls in the class of 1900. She was prominent in the church and social circles of Rice and was well-known in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Miss Margaret Hervey; one son, Claude Hervey, Jr., all of Rice; one brother, Tom Haynie, Tyler; and one sister, Ida Ham, West, Texas.,

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HERVEY ARE HELD IN RICE

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Hervey, wife of A. C. Hervey, Rice, banker, who died at the family home in Rice early Friday morning, following a stroke of paralysis Thursday, were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Rice cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bowman.

Mrs. Hervey was prominent in the religious and social circles in Rice and was well-known in Corsicana where she graduated from the Miller Select School for Girls. Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Miss Margaret Harvey, and one son, Claude Hervey, Jr., all of Rice; one brother, Tom Haynie, Tyler; and one sister, Ida Ham, West, Texas.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral home.

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RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT.

Whereas, Our loving Heavenly Father has taken from us our beloved Mrs. A. C. Hervey, therefore be it

Resolved, In the death of our dear sister, the Rice Woman’s Missionary Society has lost a member in who by her gracious gentle life and her faithfulness to our society, we have suffered an irreparable loss.

That she will be missed, not only from our society, but greater still from her home circle, where by her queenly life she held the affections of her husband and children.

That our church has lost a valuable member and likewise suffers with us in the loss we sustain.

That we bow in humble submission to the will of our Father in Heaven knowing he doeth all things well.

That we extend the deepest sympathy of our hearts to the family in this sad hour that has come to them and to us.

That a copy of these resolutions be made a part of the minutes of the society, and that a copy be furnished the family, the Christian Advocate and the daily press.

MRS. J. T. CARTER,
MRS. A. R. JACKSON,
MRS. TOM FORTSON,
Committee.

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Reba Ann Rickman
Sep 16, 1939 - Jan 4, 1944

RITES FOR LITTLE GIRL HELD AT RICE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Reba Ann Rickman four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Rickman, who died at her home at Rice Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church at Rice with Rev. Mr. Francis conducting the rites. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, seven brothers, Nathan Rickman, Leon County; Tommy Rickman, Garrett; Dean, O. D., Charles, Raymon and George Rickman, all of Rice; two sisters, Mrs. Juanita Whitley, California; Lavy Rickman, Rice; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Rickman, Ennis and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Wimberly McClendon Hays
Feb 6, 1897 - Jan 15, 1964

Hold Services Wimberly Hays

Graveside rites for Wimberly M. Hays, 66, Rice native, who died in Dallas Wednesday, were held at the Rice cemetery Saturday at 12:15 p.m.

Hays had resided at Dallas since 1920 and was a representative of the Oklahoma Manufacturing Company, a furniture concern.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Hays, Dallas; a son, W. M. Hays, Jr., Abilene; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Dan Boyer, Corsicana; a brother,
Goulding Hays, Bay City, and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Johnson “Tom” Daniel, Jr.
May 9, 1923 - Jul 10, 1986

Johnson Daniel
Johnson “Tom” Daniel, 63, of Corsicana, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Revs. Kenward Goode and Jimmy Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Daniel of Corsicana; a son, Tommy Lee Daniel of Corsicana; a daughter, Nita Daniel of Corsicana, his mother, Laura Daniel of Corsicana; three sisters, Juanita Barrett of Fort Worth and Ruthie Ballinger and Katie Lee Johnson of Corsicana; and a granddaughter.

Pallbearers are Robert Owens, Clovis Weaver, Doyle Moore, Johnny Foles, Fred Almendarez and Francis Joe Borsellino.

Honorary Pallbearer is Earl Nay.

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Minnie Jewell (Ray) Walthall
May 27, 1911 - Jul 16, 1996

Minnie Jewell Walthall

Minnie Jewell Walthall, 85, of Windom died July 16, 1996, in Carrollton.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. John Miller of Emhouse Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in the Pattison Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Walthall was born May 27, 1911 in Emhouse.

She is survived by her sister, Virgil “Lillian” Jackson of Barry; five grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Marvelle Theresa (Tegeler) Cangemi
Jul 9, 1921 - Dec 6, 2012

MARVELLE THERESA TEGELER CANGEMI
91, of Dallas, TX passed away on December 06, 2012. Marvelle was a 1939 graduate of Milby High School in Houston, TX. She married Vincent C. Cangemi in 1940 and set to pursue her desire to be a faithful, loving wife, mother and homemaker. Alternative medicine and nutrition became a lifelong hobby and interest. She loved books and learning and was an avid reader on these and other subjects. She was adventurous and liked to try new things. She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, watching cooking shows, camping, the outdoors, organic gardening, traveling and her family. Marvelle was very loving, unselfish, hard-working, thoughtful and dedicated all of her many years. She loved the Lord and endeavored to live a life pleasing to Him. She was greatly loved, will be missed as much, but fondly and affectionately remembered as we look forward to our reunion in heaven and the hope of the Resurrection. She was preceded in death by her husband: Vincent C. Cangemi, one grandson and one great grandson. She is survived by her daughter: Jo Marie Knight; son: Vincent A. Cangemi; daughter & son in law: Theresa & David King; son: Michael Cangemi; daughter & son in law: Yvonne & Jim McDaniel; son: Jack Cangemi; daughter: Karen Cangemi; 11 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home on Sunday-December 09, 2012 from 5 - 7:00 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Monday-December 10, 2012 at 10:00 A.M. in the Chapel of West/Hurtt Funeral Home. Interment will follow in White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove (Navarro Co.), TX at 1:00 P.M. The family requests memorials be made to the Community Hospice of Texas, 1341 W. Mockingbird Lane, #210E, Dallas, TX 75247.

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