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John Augustus “Johnnie” Cartlidge
Oct 17, 1876 - Jan 17, 1942

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR J. A. CARTLIDGE FROM KERENS CHURCH

KERENS, Jan. 20.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Sunday at 3 p.m. for J. A. Cartlidge, 64, who died at his home here Saturday at 8:30 p.m., after an illness of about one week. He had been in ill health over a period of some two years.

Deceased was born October 17, 1877, in Mississippi, was married to Miss Effie Norton in May, 1903, and had been a resident of Kerens and vicinity for approximately 50 years. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1935.

Surviving are five children, James, John and Clifton Cartlidge of Houston; Mrs. Ellie Burleson, Kerens, and Mrs. W. E. Gill of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. George Stevenson, Kerens; several grandchildren, and a host of other relatives.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor, assisted by Rev. J. N. Everheart, pastor of the Kerens Presbyterian church. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery, in charge of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were W. P. Ingram, O. B. Gill, Jack Reed, Fay Redford, Guy Dobbs and W. G. Johnson.

Among the many from out-of-town here for the services were Rev. Rivers Cartlidge of Athens; Mr. and Mrs. William Cartlidge, Malakoff; Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Harris, Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Peters, Mr. and Mrs. Brad Stacy, Mrs. Toby Counts, Mrs. W. T. Stroud, Mrs. Vernon Tolbert, Rev. Joe W. Bailey, Trinidad; Mrs. Iris Braley and daughter, Dorothy of Denton; Mr. and Mrs. A. C.
Bentley, Mrs. Ethel Opitz, Robert Bentley, Trinidad.

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Jodie John Holleman
Oct 2, 1893 - Jan 14, 1953

Funeral services for J. J. Holleman, 59, who was dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. were held Thursday at 2 P.M. from the Bazette Baptist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. D. Lancaster of Kerens. Burial was in Prairie Point cemetery.

Police who investigated, said a .22 caliber pistol was found near
Holleman's body at his home, 103 South Twelfth street. He had been in ill health, relatives said. No Inquest was held.

Surviving are his wife. Corsicana; a son, W. G. Holleman, Ballinger:
three daughters, Mrs. Evie Eastham, Big Spring. Mrs. C. C. Merrell and Mrs. Truett Tramel, both of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren: one great-grandchild: parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Holleman: a brother, Clint Holleman; four sisters, Mrs. E. D. Lancaster, Mrs. W. C. Reagan and Mrs. S. C. Glasgow, all of Kerens, and Mrs. J. T. Gray, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Donlev and Thomas Holleman, Bob and Dan Lancaster, Gene and Clayton Reagan, all nephews.

Corley directed.

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J. J. Holleman Fatally Wounded Early Wednesday

A slug from a .22 caliber pistol tore out the life of Jodie J. Holleman, 59, independent ice route operator, at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at his home, 103 South Twelfth St.

Police Patrolmen Clarence Powell and R. E. Steele investigated the shooting. They found the apparently new revolver and took a long rambling note to police headquarters. They said they found it on a cedar chest in the room in which Holleman was fatally shot.

In Bad Health
“I hate to leave you all but haft to go. I cannot stand it no longer. My health is gone and no way to provide. I am in a rut and have no way to overcome it. So be good and God bless you all….I have no one to help me so I give up. I just cannot stand it any longer…” the note, written on a very small pink memorandum pad read.

Mrs. Holleman and their daughter, Mrs. Truett Tramel, were in the large rooming house and heard the shot, but thought it was a door slamming.

Found In Bed Room
Holleman was found in a small bedroom on the west side of the house. A roomer walked across to an adjoining filling station and reported the shooting. R. D. (Dick) Parker, owner of the station at West Collin St. and Twelfth Ave., summoned a Corley ambulance and notified the police department.

The ambulance rushed Holleman to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic only a block south of the shooting scene. He was pronounced dead on arrival. He had been shot in the head, the bullet entering the right temple.

Sobbing and almost prostrate, Mrs. Holleman and her daughter sat outside the emergency room of the hospital. A relative informed them that the husband and father was dead.

“Why did he do it?” Mrs. Holleman sobbed. “He wasn’t in good health but we had plenty to live on.”

The Hollemans only recently moved into the big house, owned by Dr. L. C. Polk.

Mrs. Holleman said her husband had “been in bad health for a year or two but went right ahead and worked.”

The note was addressed to “Dearest Wife, Babies and Children.:

“Dearest wife; do the best you can about my debts.” He continued. “You will find all the money I have in there with the half dollars…..Tell our dear boy to help you with the place and don’t worry. Let them have the truck and don’t worry…
“God bless you all. You are so sweet. Do not never sell the place, it might be worth plenty to you or the kids someday, or a place to live some day. That was my desire to live on it, but health and trouble has got me…If you don’t want my watch save it for Tommie Joe for when he gets larger.
“God Bless You All:
“Hoping God will keep and bless you all. I have cried and prayed that this wouldn’t have to happen, but cannot stand it no longer—Jodie, By, by.:

He asked that he be buried “by my mother, if possible.”

In a final message he added:
“I went down there to do it, but decided to come back home. It would put you to too much trouble to come and get me there…..

No inquest was held.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; one son, W. G. Holleman, Ballinger; three daughters, Mrs. Evie Eatham, Big Spring; Mrs. C. C. Merrell and Mrs. Truett Tramel, both of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Holleman, Kerens; a brother, Clint Holleman, Kerens; four sisters, Mrs. E. D. Lancaster, Mrs. W. C. Reagan and Mrs. S. C. Glasgow, all of Dallas, and Mrs. J. T. Gray, Dallas; and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. D. Lancaster. Burial will be in the
Prairie Point cemetery.

Corley will direct.

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Wyatt W. Jennings
Mar 3, 1836 - Dec 28, 1924

PROMINENT FARMER OF EAST NAVARRO PASSED AWAY SUNDAY

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Dec. 20.—W. W. (Uncle Wyatt) Jennings died at the family home near Bazette Sunday afternoon and was buried in the family lot at Prairie Point cemetery Monday afternoon. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Miss Rosa Jennings and Mrs. W. E. Albritton, and one son, Wooster Jennings, all living in this community.

Uncle Wyatt was one of the oldest first settlers of East Navarro county having lived for over forty-eight years in the house where he died. For a number of years he and his brother, Uncle Pony Jennings, ran the only gin in this part of the county.

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Charles Leon “Charlie” McCleary
Feb 21, 1891 - Jan 27, 1930

KERENS MAN DIED HERE MONDAY; WILL BE BURIED TUESDAY

Charles Leon McCleary, aged 38, of Kerens, died at the Navarro Clinic about 2 o’clock Monday morning after an illness of several days. Funeral services were held at the Corley-McMahon Funeral home Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment to be made in the Bazette cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The deceased made his home in Corsicana for a number of years; he is survived by his wife, four children, J. B., Clifton, Robert, and Charles; his father, J. D. McCleary, of Corsicana; a brother, A. D. McCleary of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Winnie Paschal of Corsicana; two half-sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Margaret McCleary of Powell; two half-brothers, Bill and Jack McCleary of Powell; two uncles, Jim and John McCleary of Corsicana and one aunt, Mrs. Ona B. Sanders of Dawson.

Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, officiated at the services Monday afternoon.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Jan 28, 1930
Charles L. McCleary Dies
CORSICANA, Texas, Jan. 28. - Funeral services for Charles Leon McCleary, 38, of Kerens, who died at the Navarro Clinic, were held Monday. Surviving are his wife and four children, J. B., Clifton, Robert and Charles.

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BODY KERENS MAN IS BURIED TUESDAY BAZETTE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Charles Leon McCleary, aged 38, of Kerens, who died at the Navarro clinic Monday morning after an illness of several days, were held Monday afternoon at the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home and interment was made in the Bazette cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church, officiated the services held here Monday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, four children, J. B., Clifton, Robert and Charles; his father, J. D. McCleary, Corsicana; a brother, A. D. McCleary, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Winnie Paschal, Corsicana; two half sisters, Misses Elizabeth and Margaret McCleary of Powell; two half brothers, Bill and Jack McCleary, Powell; two uncles, Jim and John McCleary of Corsicana; and one aunt, Mrs. Ona B. Sanders of Dawson.

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Garland Douglas
Jan 11, 1928 - Feb 13, 1992

Garland Douglas

Garland Douglas, 64, of Samaria, Died Feb. 13, 1992, at his residence.

Services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Jerry Bailey officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery under direction of Scott Funeral Home.

He was a member of Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Earthia Douglas of Corsicana; five daughters, Priscilla Faggens of Corsicana, Patricia Evans and Sarah Thomas both of Killeen, Minnie Martilla of Anchorage, Alaska, and Catrena Tims of Omaha, Neb.; two sons, Garland Douglas Jr. of Corsicana and James Douglas of Dallas; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Friends of the family will serve as pallbearers.

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Mrs. Artnice Johnson
Jul 4, 1899 - Nov 7, 1989

Mrs. Artnice Johnson

Mrs. Artnice Johnson, 89, of Corsicana, died Nov. 7, 1989, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Smith officiating. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include three grandsons, Eugene Johnson and Ernest Johnson, both of Los Angeles, Calif., and Larry Johnson of Corsicana; nine great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Wesley Russell of Dallas; five sisters, Bernice Brown, Ruby Lee, both of Dallas, Louise Alford of Corsicana, Lorine McClellan, and Annie May Vaughns, both of Los Angeles, Calif.

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Sallie Ann (Finch) Staggs
Apr 12, 1890 - Jan 11, 1944

Rites Held For Mrs. Sallie Ann Staggs

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Ann Staggs, age 53, who died at her home at 12:05 A. M. Tuesday, January 11, were held at the First Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock with Rev. W. G. Griffith, pastor, assisted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, conducting the rites.

Surviving are her husband, S. G. Staggs, Blooming Grove; three daughters, Mrs. Victor Roach, New London, Mrs. Wade Thomas, Kerens; Mrs. Lofton Hargrove, Blooming Grove, and 15 grandchildren.

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Ralph Edward Page
June 11, 1917 - Dec 10, 2012

Ralph Edward Page, 95, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2012 in Corsicana.
He was born June 11, 1917 to William Meek and Rosa Ella Page in Titus County near Mt Pleasant on a cotton and livestock farm.

He graduated from East Texas State University in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master in Agriculture Education from Sam Houston State University in 1945.

In 1939 he started his 45 year teaching career in Purley,and from there taught in Bogata, Lufkin, Midlothian, Navarro College and Blooming Grove where he retired in 1984. He said many times he enjoyed every one of those 45 years of teaching and having the association with young people.

Ralph was a deacon in the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, Lions Club member and a 32nd degree Master Mason.

Ralph is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Fleetwood Page; and sisters, Buena Page, Nell Page, and Vessie Page.

Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Lila Fay Page; sons, Ralph Edward (Eddie) Page Jr. and wife Marguerite of Kingsport, Tenn., William Reid (Bill) Page and wife Janice of Blooming Grove. He is also survived by grandchildren, Neil and Mary Alice Page and Laurie Wells of Kingsport, Tenn., Wendy and Brent Steele of Navarro Mills, and Rustin and Megan Page of Waco; and great grandchildren, Parker Page, Austin Page and Cody Wells of Kingsport, Tenn., and Colt Steele of Navarro Mills.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gantt, John Matous, Dennis Melton, Dan Patterson, Kenneth Southard and Keith Tunnell.

Memorials may be made to Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, 221 South Fordyce, Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Darren Heil officiating.
Masonic graveside services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mollie (Wilson) Kent
Jan 13, 1875 - Aug 30, 1966

Mrs. Kent, 91, Dies Tuesday, Kerens Rites

KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. Mollie Kent, 91, native of Corsicana, long-time resident of Powell, died at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Tuesday morning. Mrs. Kent resided in the Eureka community before moving to Powell.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday from the First Methodist church in Kerens with burial in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana. The time of the service had not been announced Tuesday noon. Mrs. Kent was a Methodist.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, former pastor, and Rev. Odis Brown, pastor of the church.

Surviving are four sons, G. W. and B. M. Kent, both of Kerens, and A. B. and Charles Kent, both of Powell; two daughters, Mrs. Roy Leeds, Grapeland, and Mrs. S. G. Reagan, Texas City; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Paschal will direct.

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Cornelious Harrison Fendley
Aug 31, 1889 - Dec 16, 1972

H. Fendley

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Harrison Fendley of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at the Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Gordo, Ala., a member of the Methodist church, a retired accountant, and a veteran of World War 1.

Fendley was a resident of Corsicana for over 60 years. He was a charter member of the Corsicana Rotary Club and the American Legion. He was also a 32nd degree Mason.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Harrison Fendley of Corsicana and a son Harry Fendley of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Doyle West, Hoyt Moore, Ben McKie, Dr. Louis Gibson, Ralph Tatum, P. D. Fullwood, Drew Gillen, and Wesley Edens.

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Lucy (Douglas) Fendley
Jan 29, 1895 - Feb 15, 1992

Mrs. Harrison Fendley

Mrs. Harrison Fendley, 97, of Corsicana, died Feb. 15, 1992, at a Dallas hospital.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk and the Rev. Sally Fleming officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

She was born Jan. 29, 1895, in Tyler. She was a teacher, having taught school in the Longview, Eureka, Ennis and Corsicana school districts. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cornelious Harrison Fendley.

Survivors include one son, Harry Fendley of Dallas; one sister Ellen Eaves of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Jack Floyd
Aug 11, 1899 - Feb 12, 1947

CORSICANA OFFICER FATALLY STRICKEN WITH HEART ATTACK

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JACK FLOYD HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Jack Floyd aged 46 years, died with a heart attack at this residence, 1032 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday afternoon shortly after 4 o’clock. Neighbors reported that he had been working in his garden a short time before he was discovered in a dying condition. A physician pronounced him dead upon arrival at the Floyd home.

A member of the Corsicana police force for the past several years, Floyd was a deputy sheriff of Navarro county for a number of years under former Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse and later was employed at the Corsicana Cotton Mills before joining the police force as a patrolman.

Floyd was a native of Kerens, born August 11, 1900. He was engaged in farming, rural carrier and other activities before coming to Corsicana.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Floyd was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, LaNelle and Imogene Floyd; mother, Mrs. J. A. Floyd, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. H. Fluker, Ennis and Misses Zura and Ima Lee Floyd, both of Corsicana; four brothers, R. C. Floyd, Houston; Urban Floyd, Athens; Dwain Floyd, Victoria, and C. P. Floyd, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. M. Westbrook, Fred Prince, Oren Pickering, C. B. Powell, Bruce Nutt and Millford Shook.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the police force and the city commission.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 12, 1947
  • h/o Winnie (Quinn) Floyd s/o Jacob A. “Jake” Floyd and Veatrice Janette (Matthews) Floyd buried in Kerens cemetery, Kerens, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Robert A. Fox
Mar 16, 1872 - Jul 23, 1936

FORMER CORSICANAN, KILLED IN DALLAS, WAS BURIED HERE

Funeral services for Robert A. Fox aged 64 years, of Dallas, who died in Dallas Wednesday night at 8:30 o’clock from injuries sustained when he was struck by a truck, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Fox resided in Corsicana until about a year ago when he moved to Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Fox, Dallas; three children, Mrs. O. W. Wilson, Corsicana; Otho Fox, Corsicana, and Jack Fox, Shreveport, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Tom Key, Lamesa; Mrs. Rebell Webber, Brownsfield, and Mrs. J. A. Bowman, Amarillo; and five brothers, J. A. Fox, Waxahachie; H. C. Fox, Waxahachie; W. O. Fox, Hereford; E. D. Fox, Hereford, and H. K. Fox, Hereford.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 24, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ellen (Hockett) Fox married Jan. 8, 1893 buried in Rusk State cemetery, Rusk, Tx. s/o M. A. Fox and Celina (Freeland) Fox per death certificate

Morris Alexander Fox
Nov 15, 1868 - Jan 10, 1948

MORRIS A. FOX FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Morris A. Fox, 79, native of Corsicana, who died in Dallas Saturday night at 10 o’clock, were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at the Hebrew Cemetery here where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Theodore Weiner of Temple Beth-El.

Fox formerly was in business in Corsicana and later was a traveling salesman in Dallas before his retirement.

Surviving are two sons, Rudolph B. and Henry I. Fox, both of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. T. J. Hickey, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Wahlberg, Gus Cohen, Nat Prager, Louis P. Schawe, Alexander Hickey and Embry Ferguson.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Helen F. (Simonton) Bright
Dec 10, 1848 - Mar 1, 1941

MRS. HELEN BRIGHT, PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT, IS BURIED

LONG-TIME RESIDENT HERE PASSED AWAY LATE SATURDAY; ILL MANY WEEKS

Mrs. Helen Bright, aged 92 years, native Texan and pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 503 South Fifteenth street Saturday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock. She had been I declining health for some time.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock the residence with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. R. Haden, rector or St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving is a daughter, Mrs. May Bright Fox of Corsicana, former assistant county school superintendent here for a number of years.

A native of Montgomery county, Mrs. Bright came to Corsicana in 1873, immediately following her marriage to the late Judge W. R. Bright, well known Corsicana pioneer.

Pallbearers were Carl Patterson, C. L. Jester, John B. Davis, Dr. Dubart Miller, T. J. Hickey, Hubert Redden, Grady Wilemon, School superintendent at Kerens; R. N. Elliott, A. G. Elliott and C. A. Gordon.

Honorary pallbearers were C. G. Strickland, H. H. Hanks, W. B. Payne, Beauford H. Jester, L. B. Bonner, F. B. McKie, O. L. Albritton, A. B. Douglass, A. G. Steele, J. C. Watson, C. W. Taylor, Dan D. Hanks, J. M. McClung, G., H. Brown, McGregor; W. P. McCammon, E. Y. Cunningham, E. M. Polk, Sr., Franklin Seale, J. J. Bryant, Dude Ransom and J. A. Sowell.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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H. T. Miller, Sr.
Aug 24, 1916 - Nov 8, 1989

Mr. H. T. Miller

Mr. H. T. Miller, 73, of Dawson, died Nov. 8, 1989, at his residence.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the House of Refugee Church of God in Christ in Dawson with the Rev. C. R. Semple officiating. Burial will be at the Dawson Cemetery. Ross and Johnson is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Lela Mae Miller of Dawson; four daughters, Alice Faye Miller and Doris Marie Lusk of Dallas, Annie Lee Lusk and Lena Mae Miller, both of Dawson; five sons, James Lewis Miller, H. T. Miller Jr., Victor Wayne Miller, all of Dawson, Richard Ray Miller of Dallas, and Milton Ray Miller of Plano; 28 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; five brothers, Alfred Dixon and George Dixon, both of Flint, Texas, L. B. Coleman of Tyler, Charlie Coleman of Seagoville, and Austin Coleman of Dallas; four sisters, Julia Scott and Essie Miller, both of Flint, Carrie Lyalla of Tyler and Allie B. Dixon of Dallas.

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Edward Whitten “Ed” Aston
Oct 6, 1912 - Jul 30, 1990

Ed W. Aston

Ed W. Aston, 77, of Corsicana, died July 30, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Marvin C. Bledsoe and George Proctor Smith officiating. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Oct. 6, 1912, in Navarro County and remained a lifelong resident. He had retired from the grocery business as owner of Aston’s Grocery, Tom Thumb Supermarket and other business interests. He served in the European Theater during World War 11. He was wounded Nov. 26, 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge and received a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Good Conduct Medal and a Bronze Star.

He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion. He was a Shriner, a member of Karem Temple in Waco and a member of Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174. He also was a member of Central Baptist Church where he served as board member of Central Baptist Church where he served as board member of Stewarts and taught senior high Sunday School class.

Survivors include his wife, Daisy Dell Aston of Corsicana; two daughters, Lonella Aston Rodgers and Mollie Aston Henderson, both of Dallas; one son, Milo David Aston of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Carroll Boswell, Vic Howell, Odell Green, Otto Baker, Jesse Schiders and Kenneth Aston, Honorary pallbearers were J. K. Scott, Arlon Simmons, David Barton and Doug Beauchamp.

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Thomas Jefferson Scruggs
May 10, 1854 - Feb 19, 1939

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO WAS BURIED GRAPE CREEK SUNDAY

T. J. Scruggs, aged 84, years, long-time resident of Navarro, died at his home in Navarro early Sunday morning. The funeral rites were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Navarro Baptist Church with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, J. M. Scruggs, J. C. Scruggs and W. H. Scruggs, all of Navarro; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Horn, Hubbard; 34 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Sarah Elizabeth "Betty" (Cagle) Scruggs
Oct 12, 1859 - Aug 21, 1933

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO DIED ON MONDAY MORNING

Mrs. T. J. Scruggs, aged 73 years, died at the family home in Navarro Sunday morning at 9 o’clock and the funeral will be held at the Grape Creek church Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood of Eureka.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, J. M. Scruggs, Navarro; John Scruggs, Turlington; and W. H. Scruggs, Navarro; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Horn, Navarro; two grandchildren, Jimmie Scruggs and Louella Arnett Scruggs; a sister who resides at Hubbard, a brother at Marlin, a brother in Oklahoma and two brothers in Tennessee.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. SCRUGGS

Funeral services for Mrs. T. J. Scruggs, aged 73 years, of Navarro, who died Monday morning at 9 o’clock, were held at the Grape Creek church Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock with burial in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister, of Eureka.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, J. M. Scruggs, Navarro; John Scruggs, Turlington; and W. H. Scruggs, Navarro; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Horn, Navarro; two grandchildren, Jimmie Scruggs and Louella Arnett Scruggs; a sister and four brothers.

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

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Willie Myrtle (Steele) Massey
Jan 20, 1901 - Aug 11, 1988

Myrtle Massey

Myrtle Massey, 87, of Sherman, died Aug. 11, 1988, at Wilson-Johnson Hospital in Sherman.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, with Hoppy McGilvary officiating. Burial will be in Midway Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son, Billy Massey, of Streetman; brother, Garner Steele, of Streetman; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Abe Steele, T. R. Steele, J. B. Massey, J. H. Massey, Vernon Boyd and E. L. Finley.

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Blanchie Thomas
Sep 12, 1902 - Apr 20, 1985

Blanchie Thomas

Blanchie Thomas, 82, of Dawson died Saturday at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

Service is pending at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors are four sisters, Addie Shaw of Dawson, Ola Mae Thomas, Pearlie Mae Brown and Lucille White, all of Fort Worth and one brother, Bennie Brown of Dawson.

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Lorena (Brown) Christian
Jan 15, 1906 - Feb 14, 1992

Mrs. Lorena Christian

Mrs. Lorena Christian, 86, of Victoria, Texas, died Feb. 14, 1992, at her residence.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Rosewood Funeral Chapels in Victoria. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 15, 1906, in Kennard, Texas. She was a retired school teacher.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy L. Christian, Sr.

Survivors include one daughter, Valerie Albrect of Corpus Christi; one son, Percy Lee Christian, Jr. of Deer Park; one sister, Mary Jess Callaway of Houston; one brother, Charles Taylor Brown of Beaumont; and four grandchildren.

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Phillip Eugene Hardin
Oct 22, 1970 - Nov 8, 1989

Phillip Eugene Hardin

Phillip Eugene Hardin, 19, of Teague, died Nov. 8, 1989, at Methodist Central Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Teague with the Rev. Henry Davenport officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Freestone County. Ricks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He had lived in Teague for the last three years, and he was an independent newspaper carrier for the Corsicana Daily Sun. He was a Baptist.

Survivors include his parents, Jimmie and Catherine Hardin of Teague; one brother, Loyd Hardin of Teague; paternal grandparents, Iman and Wilma Hardin of Indiahoma, Okla.; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Pallbearers will be Tommy McBride, Jack Hardin, Gerald Bates, James Adkins, Charles Raney, Robert Teer, Russell Teer, and Donny Pendleton.

Alternate pallbearer will be Roy Goldman.

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Gertrude (Fox) Hickey
Dec 14, 1882 - Jul 3, 1974

Mrs. Hickey

Mrs. T. J. Hickey, 91, life-long resident of Corsicana, died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born in 1882, she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Fox who came to the city from Vicksburg, Miss. after having immigrated to the U. S. from France.

She received her early education in the Catholic Convent here and later attended Kidd-Key College in Sherman, which is now part of S. M. U. She married T. J. Hickey in 1909.

Services will be held at Immaculate Conception Church at 10 a.m. Friday. Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday in Corley Chapel. Rev. John Fowler will officiate with burial in Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Embry Ferguson of Corsicana; one son, Alex J. Hickey of Dallas; six grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jack Ferguson, B. Lynn Sanders Jr., Joe Canterbury, Frank Coan, John S. Kerr, Thomas P. Riley, William Riley, Harry M. Roberts, Edgar Smith and Albert A. Harting.

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Thomas J. Hickey, Jr.
Apr 4, 1877 - Dec 24, 1953

T. J. Hickey, 74, Buried Saturday

T. J. Hickey, 74, Corsicana native, pioneer in the oil and real estate business, died at his home here Thursday night after several weeks illness.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rt. Rev. Msgr. V. Grafeo, P.A.

He was the son of Mary Burke and Thomas J. Hickey who were among the original settlers of Corsicana.

Hickey was one of the developers of the early shallow oil field in Navarro county, retiring about 15 years ago to devote his time in looking after his farm and ranch interests. He was active in the Corsicana Country Club circles.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Alex J. Hickey, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Embry Ferguson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Moroney, Ennis, and Mrs. William Reilley, Dallas; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Thomas Reilley, Bill Reilley, Dr. Robert Smith, Harry Roberts, Edgar Smith, Harvey Redden, Dr. O. P. Sanders, Roy Gillespie, Jake Talley, Sam Adams, Jack Munger and Toddie L. Wynne, Jr., all of Dallas.

McCammon directed.

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Stephen J. Lanham
Feb 8, 1868 - Feb 11, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES ON MONDAY MORNING FOR S. J. LANHAM

Funeral services for S. J. (Govenor) Lanham, 65, retired traveling salesman, who died at his home, 705 West Fourth avenue late Saturday afternoon, were held Monday morning at 9 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. The services were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Y. Duffey and Miss Eleanor Lanham, all of Corsicana; and a grandson, William Sweatman.

Pallbearers were Thomas Brenham, T. J. Hickey, C. L. Matthews, Ed Sheehey, N. L. Benson, Fred Gilliam, G. A. McKensie and Robert Stell, Jr.

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

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 13, 1933
Submitted by Diane Richards

Vistors Here For Lanham Funeral

Among out-of-town friends and relatives here Monday for the funeral of Mr. S. J. Lanham who passed away Saturday evening at 6 o’clock following a second paralytic stroke on Thursday, were Mr. and Mrs. William Sweatmon, William Sweatmon, Jr., and Jean Sweatmon of Morgan, and Mr. and Mrs. George McKenzie of Ennis.

Heartfelt sympathy is being extended Mrs. Lanham and her family at this time of their great loss.

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George Harold Aston
Feb 12, 1910 - Oct 28, 1972

G. H. Aston

G. H. Aston, 62, former Corsicana grocer, died early Saturday in Arlington where he had made his home for th past six years. A native of Corsicana he formerly owned and operated the Thrifty Grocery, formerly Wooley & Payne.

Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Moore Funeral Home Chapel in Arlington. Graveside rites and burial will follow at Hamilton Cemetery near Corsicana with Griffin Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements. The Rev. Harvey Ozmer, Central Methodist pastor, will officiate.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Bicie Aston of Arlington; two sons, Ed Aston of Corsicana and D. C. Aston of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. J. B. Preston of Euless and Mrs. Larry Dilrorio of Independence, Kans.; his mother, Mrs. Cora Aston of Arlington; and several nieces and nephews.

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Charles Garland "Charlie" Aston
Jul 8, 1915 - Jan 4, 1959

Charles Aston Dies Sunday OF Gunshot Wounds

Funeral services for Charles G. Aston, 45, Corsicana native, who died in Ferris Sunday morning, were held from the First Baptist church in Ferris Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Hamilton Cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Dr. R. C. Vance, assisted by Rev. Charles Birchfield.

Aston died of a pistol wound, accidently inflicted, at his home, and died in an ambulance en route to a Waxahachie hospital, it was reported.

He was in the produce business man here for a number of years and was a member of the district championship 1922 Corsicana High School football club, the team that followed the 1932 state championship Bengals. Aston was a substitute tackle on the championship club and was a regular on the 1933 crew that enjoyed the distinction of being perhaps the only high school football club that ever defeated Waco high twice in one season.

Surviving are his wife of Ferris; two sons, Norman Dale Aston, Dallas, and Charles Melvin Aston, Ferris; mother, Mrs. Cora Aston, Corsicana; four brothers, Dan Aston, Dallas; Harold Aston, Fort Worth; Ray Aston, Abilene, and Ed Aston, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Griffin had charge of local arrangements.

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Mary Vicy (Thomas) Aston
Feb 25, 1909 - Nov 18, 1975

Mrs. Aston

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery for Mrs. Mary Aston, 66, resident of Arlington, who died Tuesday. She was a former resident of Corsicana. The Rev. Richards Pena will officiate.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Preston of Euless and Mrs. Lawrence D. Iorio of Graham: four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Eddie White of Kennedale and Mrs. Bill Winn of Fort Worth.

Local arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

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Cora Pauline (Cray) Aston
Mar 31, 1878 - Dec 7, 1977

Mrs. Aston

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Cora Aston, 99, resident of Grand Prairie, who died last night at Great Southwestern Nursing Home in Grand Prairie.

The Rev. Wesley Howard Jr. will officiate with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Daniel C. Aston of Dallas and Ed W. Aston of Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 8, 1977
  • w/o Andrew Milligan Aston d/o George Washington Cray, Sr. and Martha Jane “Mattie” (Aston) Cray buried at Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rosa A. (Beasley) Denny
Jul 21, 1872 - Nov 22, 1952

Mrs. Rosa Denny Dies Saturday

Mrs. Rosa A. Denny, 80, died at her home, 108 Woodlawn, early Saturday morning.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Henderson county.

Mrs. Denny had resided here the past 15 years.

Surviving are a son, S. A. Pope, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Tucker, Dallas; three grandsons, Truman Pope, Houston; Venoy Pope, Corsicana, and Billy Pope, Fort Worth; four granddaughters, Mrs. Sue Starks, Houston; Mrs. Faye Worthy, Hillister; Mrs. Frankie Johnson, Corsicana, and Miss Jessie Lee Pope, DeQueen, Ark.; 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 22, 1952
  • 1st husband W. M. Pope married Oct. 5, 1890 2nd husband Frank Denny d/o S. B. Beasley and Mary Ellen (Conner) Beasley
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Street Mitchell
Nov 18, 1874 - Jan 1, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES STREET MITCHELL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Street Mitchell, aged 62 years, long-time resident of the Tupelo and prominent citizen of Navarro county, who died at his home early Friday evening, were held Sunday afternoon 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church by Rev. W. M. Justice of the Chatfield Methodist church and Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

A native of Alabama, Mr. Mitchell came to Navarro county when four years of age and had resided in the Tupelo community since that time.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella Beasley Mitchell, Tupelo; a daughter, Miss Ione Mitchell, Houston; two sons, Lonnie Mitchell, Tupelo, and Samuel Street Mitchell, Ennis; four brothers, W. H. Mitchell, Tupelo; John S. Mitchell, Corsicana; Rev. T. A. Mitchell, California, and Dr. A. T. Mitchell, Plano; a sister, Mrs. H. J. Manley, Rockwall and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. R. Bowden, Lucian Lockhart, J. E. Blackwell, E. E. Smith, D. J. Bell and J. W. Fogarty.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ella (Beasley) Mitchell
Feb 7, 1879 - Aug 29, 1952

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Mitchell

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Mitchell, 74, widow of the late Street Mitchell, who died at the family home, Route 5, Corsicana, early Friday, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. N. R. Flanagan, pastor of the Chatfield-Tupelo Methodist circuit. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Lonnie Mitchell, Route 5, Corsicana and S. S. Mitchell, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. E. W. Love, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Rosa Denny, Corsicana, and Mrs. Bettie Tucker, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lee Holsey, Barry Holsey, Joe Robinson, Alex Robinson, R. M. Bowden, and Will Hashop.

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Walter Herbert Mitchell
Jun 4, 1878 - Oct 14, 1962

W. H. Mitchell Services Held

W. H. Mitchell, 84, retired farmer, died Sunday at Twilight Home.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Don Johnson, pastor of the Chatfield and Tupelo Methodist churches.

Born at Ferris, he had resided at Tupelo since one year of age.

Surviving are his wife of Tupelo; a son, Pleas Mitchell, Tupelo; three daughters, Mrs. Lilly Smith, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Annie Bowden, Corsicana, and Mrs. Eva Szenasy, Rice; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Graham Manley, Sherman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alvin Jones, Pete Szenasy, Person Hodge, Baxter Burdine, Earnest Cummins and Henry Slate.

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Patrick Henry “Pat” Loggins
Jan 2, 1878 - Sep 17, 1964

Hold Services P. H. Loggins

Funeral services for P. H. Loggins, 86, retired Magnolia employe, 611 West Seventh avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday, were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Westminister Presbyterian church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Graveside rites were conducted by Corsicana Lodge N. 174 A. F. and A. M.

Surviving are a foster sister, Mrs. V. L. Blakey, Dallas, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Loggins was an elder in the Westminister Presbyterian church. He was a long-time active member of the Masonic Lodge. He was master of the local lodge in 1908, and was presented a life membership in 1955. He was treasurer of the local lodge three years and was a Knight Templar.

Born, January 2, 1878 at Ennis, he came to Corsicana from Denison in 1906.

Pallbearers were W. E. Presley, Leslie White, John Montfort, Brice Bonner, A. H. Bonner, Lynn Warthan, Bud Morten, Chas. Bee and B. L. Cook.

McCammon directed.

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Emma Lee (Kercheval) Bullock
Jun 11, 1864 - Jul 13, 1934

MRS. W. L. BULLOCK BE BURIED HERE AT 5 O’CLOCK SATURDAY

Mrs. W. L. Bullock, former resident of Corsicana and well known here, died at her home in Dallas Friday morning at 9 o’clock and the body will be brought to Corsicana Saturday afternoon and funeral services will be held at the grave at 5 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Bullock was for many years a resident of Corsicana and had many friends among the older residents of the city who will remember her as a kindly unassuming and sympathetic woman who made friends easily and held them. She removed to Dallas several years ago where she had since resided.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth K. Bullock of Fort Worth and E. H. Bullock of Burkburnett, and one daughter, Miss Kathleen Bullock, Dallas; two nieces, Mrs. Pat Loggins of Corsicana and Mrs. L. H. Carroll of Kerens, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will be in charge of the service.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 13, 1934
  • w/o William L. Bullock, Sr. d/o Robert Kennedy Kercheval and Susan C. (Ewing) Kercheval buried in Ewing Cemetery in Lewisburg, Marshall Co TN.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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FUNERAL SERVICES AT CEMETERY TODAY FOR MRS. BULLOCK

Funeral services for Mrs. W. L. Bullock, 70, former resident of Corsicana, who died at her home in Dallas Friday morning at 9 o’clock, will be held Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock at
Oakwood cemetery where interment will be made.

Surviving are two sons, Kenneth K. Bullock, Fort Worth and E. H. Bullock, Burkburnett; a daughter, Miss Kathleen Bullock, Dallas; two nieces, Mrs. Pat Loggins, Corsicana, and Mrs. L. H. Carroll, Kerens, and other relatives.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

The pallbearers will be F. C. Paul, H. O. Blanding, George Rexborough, Jim Roxborough, Will Thompson and Tracy Smith.

The Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements here.

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Many Friends and Relatives Here For Bullock Funeral

A large cortege of sorrowing friends accompanied the remains of the late Mrs. Will Bullock of Dallas to her last resting place beside her departed husband at
Oakwood cemetery on Saturday afternoon, Mrs. Bullock having passed away in Dallas Friday.

Among the large number of out-of-town relatives and friends other than her immediate family were Mr. and Mrs. Roland Martin, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Kinsloe, Mr. Guy Tate, Mr. A. J. Elliott, Rufus Caldwell, Jr., Mrs. R. B. Caldwell, Miss Iver Overton, Miss Mollie Blackmon, Miss Annie T. Smith, Miss Rena Threlkeld, Miss Vera Harrison, Miss Clara Keithley, Miss Clara Steger, Mrs. Steger, Mrs. Jane Johnson, Mrs. Frierson, Miss Kate Frierson, Mr. M. Frierson and Miss Ross Herren of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McLean, Mr. Harlan McLean, Mr. W. C. Cantrell, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Whitfield, Mr. Louis Thompson and Mr. James Wheeler of Fort Worth; Mrs. Robert Hale, Miss Lonnie Hale, Mr. Will Norris Hale of Rockdale; Mr. J. M. Blanding and Mrs. K. G. Stroud of Italy; Mr. Frank Holmes, Jr., of Tyler.

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Josephine Jane (Bennett) Barrera-Barker-Sneed
Oct 14, 1897 - Jan 10, 1993

Josephine B. Sneed

Josephine Bennett Sneed, 95, died Jan. 10, 1993.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Arrangements are made with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son, Lewis Barrera of Dallas; four daughters, Ann Guarrea of McAllen, Alma Siponin of Albany, N.Y., Velia Valadey of Mission and Olga Gonzalez of McAllen; 13 grandchildren; one brother, William (Booze) Bennett of Mesquite; and several nieces and nephews.

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Roxie Ann "Annie" (Wooten) Meador-Batey
Mar 18, 1901 - Jan 30, 1993

Annie Batey, 91, of Corsicana, died Jan. 30, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 10 a.m. Monday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel, with George Merriman officiating. Burial was in the Pattison Cemetery.

She was survived by three sons, Barney Meador of Millican, Dan Meador of Retreat and Clayton Meador of Brazoria; one sister, Lorene Gordon of Reeding, Calif.; four grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dale Meador, Larry Meador, Josh Meador, Greg Gardner, Carl Roberts and N.C. Wooten.

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Lena Ruth (Rich) Farmer
Dec 15, 1926 - Mar 19, 1993

Lena Ruth Rich Farmer, 66, of Azle, died March 19, 1993, in Azle.

Funeral services are pending and will be announced by White Funeral Home in Azle. Burial will be in the Patterson [sic] Cemetery in Emhouse.

She was born Dec. 15, 1927, in the Blackhills Community.

Survivors include, one son, Elvin Farmer of Azle; one daughter, Ruthie Wolfgang of Fort Worth; two sisters, Louise Stover and Laverne Rich, both of Fort Worth; two brothers,f Calvin Rich of Rice and Alvin Rich of Rockwall.

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Lena Ruth Rich, 66, of Ft. Worth, died March 19, 1993 in Azle.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Ash Creek Baptist Church in Azle. Dr. Gerald Cornelius will officiate. Burial will be at 2 p.m. in the Patterson [sic] Cemetery in Emhouse.

She was born Dec. 15, 1926 in Emhouse. She was a retired telephone operator for Southwestern Bell and a member of Pioneers of America. She had lived in Azle since 1964. Arrangements are with White's Azle Funeral Home.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wilber Harvey Farmer.

Survivors include one son, Elvin H. Farmer of Azle; one daughter, Ruthie Wolfgang of Ft. Worth; two stepsons, Dwight Farmer of Corsicana and John Farmer of Ft. Worth; two step-daughters, Jean Lennox and Tannie Jones, both of Ft. Worth; two brothers, Calvin Rich of Rice and Alvin Rich of Rockwall; two sisters Louise Stover and LaVerne Rich, both of Ft. Worth; eight grandchildren; and numerous step-grandchildren.

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Julia Ann (Gossett) Carson
Mar 13, 1851 - Nov 14, 1930

 

Native Texan Was Buried Saturday

MRS. JULIA ANN CARSON

Mrs. Julia Ann Carson, widow of the late C. C. (Kit) Carson, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Williams, here Friday morning and the funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Carson was born in San Antonio 79 years ago and had been a resident of Corsicana for 56 years. Mrs. Carson was greatly beloved for her many kindly deeds and for her unfailing ministrations to her family, friends and neighbors throughout her long life.

Surviving are six sons, Horace, John and Claude Carson, all of Corsicana; Caid and Grover Carson, both of Fort Worth; Clarence Carson, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. Addie McCoy, El Paso; Mrs. Vivian Van Steenwyk, Chicago, and Mrs. Lela Clem, Carrollton; eighteen grand-children, and two great grand-children.

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Mrs. Carson, Mother of Mrs. Clem, Died at Corsicana

Mrs. Carson, who made her home recently in Corsicana with her daughter, died there last Friday. Funeral services and burial were held at Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Clem and family were there for the last sad rites. Mrs. Carson lived here with Mrs. Clem at different times and was well known and liked by Carrollton people who were saddened by the news of her domain. To Mrs. Clem and the other sorrowing children the sympathy of the community is extended.
The Dallas News contained the following accounts of the death.
"Mrs. Julia Ann Carson, 79, widow of C. C. Carson, died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Williams. Funeral services will be held from the residence of Mrs. Williams Saturday with the Rev. P. Martin Baker officiating assisted by the Rev. J. Howard Williams. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Active pallbearers  will be her grandsons, Newton, Earl and George Carson, A. W. Clem, Mermod Jaccard and Carter Kirven.
"She has been a resident of Corsicana almost all of the last fifty-six years.
"Children surviving her are Horace, John and Claude Carson of Corsicana, Caid and Grover Carson of Fort Worth, Clarence Carson of Dallas, Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of Corsicana, Mrs. Addie McCoy of El Paso, Mrs. Leta Clem of Carrollton and Mrs. Vivian Van Steenwyk of Chicago. Eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren survive her.

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PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES AWAY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

MRS. JULIA ANN CARSON WAS NATIVE TEXAN; FUNERAL ON SATURDAY

Mrs. Julia Ann Carson, aged 79 years and eight months, wife of the late C. C. (Kit) Carson died about 4:30 Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. T. Williams, 1301 West Thirteenth avenue, after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held from the residence of Mrs. Williams Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with Rev. P. Martin Baker officiating, assisted by Rev. J. Howard Williams. Interment will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons, Newton, Earl and George Carson, A. W., Clem, Mermod Jaccard and Carter Kirven. Honorary pallbearers will be all the friends who knew and loved her.

Before her marriage, Mrs. Carson was Miss Julia Ann Gossett, a native Texan, born in San Antonio, March 13, 1851. She was married to the late C. C. (Kit) Carson in Dallas on November 16, 1871, and they moved to Corsicana in the summer of 1874. She has been a resident of Corsicana almost all of the past 56 years.

She raised a family of eleven children , six boys and five girls all of whom survive her with the exception of Mrs. Odelia M. Burleson, who died in May 1929.

Children surviving her are Horace, John and Claude Carson of Corsicana; Caid and Grover Carson of Fort Worth, Clarence Carson of Dallas; Mrs. Elizabeth Williams of Corsicana; Mrs. Addie McCoy of El Paso, Mrs. Lela Clem of Carrollton, and Mrs. Vivian Van Steenwyk of Chicago. Eighteen grandchildren and two great-grandchildren also survive her.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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William Richard Holloway, Sr.
Jan 6, 1861 - May 26, 1938

WM. R.. HOLLOWAY
DIED THURSDAY AT
CORSICANA HOME

William R. Holloway, aged 77 years, died at the family home, 817 South Eighteenth and One-Half street, late Thursday night.  The funeral rites will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock. Interment will be made in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Revs. Joe E. Glenn and Raymond Goff, Baptist ministers.

He had resided in Corsicana for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Claud and Robert Holloway, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. D. J. (Dock) Martin, Corsicana; four brothers, Price Holloway, Corsicana; Frank Holloway, Plalnvlew; Elmer Holloway, Winters, and Arthur Holloway, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Joe Magness, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Bertha Dixon Carroll
1939 - Dec 30, 2012

Bertha Dixon Carroll, 73, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Dec. 30,
2012 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church located at 409 N. Third Street with Pastor Dairy Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Helen E. (Cruse) Magers-Butler
Apr 19, 1923 - Jan 2, 2013

Mrs. Helen E. Butler, age 89, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, peacefully at her home at Cryer Creek. She was born April 19, 1923 at Cryer Creek, Texas to Eddie and Lillie Cruse.

Mrs. Butler had taught school in Barry and Blooming Grove. She was a lifelong resident of Cryer Creek.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Billy C. Butler, and a sister, Jewel Magee.

She is survived by two nephews, Terry Miller and wife Linda, and Dicky Miller and wife Cathy; a niece, Dianne Walker and husband Bob; and several great nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

The family request memorials to Honor Courage Commitment, Inc., 13607 Neutron Rd., Dallas, Texas 75244 or on line at www.HonorCourageCommitment.org/Butler. Honor Courage Commitment, Inc. is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping our veterans.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 3, 2013
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • President of the Grange Hall Cemetery Assoc.
  • w/o Marshall Putman "Snooks" Magers buried at Fairview Cem., Gainesville, Cooke Co., TX and Billy Clark Butler - d/o Eddie Jackson "Jack" Cruse and Lillie Jane (Garlington) Cruse

William E. “Jack” Hill
Apr 29, 1908 - Nov 6, 1977

W. E. Hill

Services are to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for W. E. (Jack) Hill, 69, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at his residence. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a farmer and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Neva Hill of Corsicana; six sisters, including Mrs. Ruby Oliver of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Elmer Lyle of Mansfield, Mrs. Johnny McCrory of Purdon, Mrs. Gertrude Ratliff of Corsicana and Mrs. Odessa Voss of Dallas, and a brother, C. A. Hill of Plainview.

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Alma Lou (Nash) Jack-Ormsby
abt 1905 - Jan 12, 1990

Alma Ormsby

Alma Ormsby, 85, of Commerce and a native of Barry, died Jan. 12, 1990, died at her residence.

Graveside services will be 4 p.m. Monday in Cryer Creek Cemetery, with the Rev. Robert E. Lamb officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by one son, Dr. William T. Jack of Commerce; one granddaughter, Nancy Jack of Las Crusas, N.M.; and two great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 14, 1990
  • 1st husband James C. Jack 2nd husband Eugene James Alter Ormsby d/o Joseph T. “Joe” Nash and Minnie Oda (Bryan) Nash
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Minnie Oda (Bryan) Nash
Jan 20, 1874 - Mar 4, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Nash

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Nash, 85, who died in Kilgore Saturday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Carl W. Quattlebaum, pastor of the Central Baptist church here, and Rev. Walter Lazenby of Kilgore.

Surviving are five sons, A. M., R. B. and T. J. Nash, all of Pampa; E. B. Nash, Whittier, Calif., and R. W. Nash, Port Neches; two daughters, Mrs. Lou Ormsby, Waco, and Mrs. Helen Guilford, Kilgore; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, two brothers, C. E. Bryan, Mercedes, and D. R. Bryan, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Middlebrook, Mildred, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leroy Moore, Dick Bush, Tommy Watkins, Robert Watkins, Jimmy Watkins, and Billy Bob Watkins.

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Mary Kate Dixon
Oct 7, 1894 - Jun 19, 1994

Mary Kate Dixon

Mary Kate Dixon, 99, of Corsicana, died June 19, 1994 in Corsicana.

Graveside service was held 10 a.m. Monday at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with the Rev. John Miller officiating. Service was under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Oct. 7, 1894 in Emhouse. She was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church.

Survivors include numerous nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces and great-nephews.

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Edgar Lee McCrory
Sep 10, 1906 - May 23, 1983

Edgar L. McCrory

Edgar L. McCrory, 76, of Emhouse, died at his residence Monday.

Service is Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Roger Marsh officiating. Burial will be at Pattison Cemetery.

He was a retired farmer and lived at Emhouse 65 years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise McCrory, of Emhouse; one daughter, Mrs. Katie Potter, of Emhouse; a son, Charles L. McCrory, of Corsicana; seven grandsons, four great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; four brothers, Oren McCrory, of Corsicana, Bill McCrory, of Kerens, Otis McCrory, of Axtell, and Hollis McCrory, of Purdon; five sisters, Mrs. Sadie Terry, of Orange; Mrs. Bonnie Stubbs and Mrs. Margaret Wright, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Helen Middleton, of Beaumont, and Mrs. Vera Keele of Red Oak; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Willie Eugene Dyer
Aug 7, 1897 - Feb 8, 1990

Willie Eugene Dyer

W. E. Dyer, 92, of Shady Grove, died Feb. 8, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Wilson Nunn and Tommy Pugh officiating. Burial will be at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Etta Dyer, and one son, Vernon Lloyd Dyer.

Survivors include five sons, Ira. Lee Dyer of Farmers Branch, Thomas Dyer, W. A. Dyer and Bennie Dyer, all of Shady Grove, and Buford Dyer of Corsicana; Five daughters, Evalena Pate of Garland, Erma Matthews of Big Sandy, Emma Brewer of Richardson, Henrietta Ellis of Midlothian and Joyce Humbert of Corsicana; one sister, Clara Covington of Purdon; 34 grandchildren; 60 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Genie Katherine (Dawson) Hill
Sep 12, 1882 - May 22, 1983

Mrs. Genie Katherine Hill

DAWSON—Mrs. Genie Katherine Hill, 100, of Dawson, died Sunday at Hubbard Hospital.

Service is Tuesday, 2 p.m. at Eubanks Funeral Home chapel in Hubbard with Dorman Vardeman officiating. Burial will be at Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Larkin Hill
Feb 26, 1839 - Feb 23, 1918

COUNTY NEWS.

ITEMS OF INTEREST TAKEN FROM COUNTY EXCHANGES.

DAWSON.
(From the Herald.)

Uncle Larkin Hill, one of the pioneer citizens of this section passed away at his home just north of the city Saturday morning at :30 o’clock, after a month’s illness. His death was not a surprise to our community, in fact it had been expected almost daily since he was confined to his bed, and he had been in an unconscious condition during the entire month of illness.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 4, 1918
Submitted by Diane Richards

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PROBATE OF WILL

(2675)
THE STATE OF TEXAS.
To the Sheriff or any Constable of Navarro County—GREETING:
You Are Hereby Commanded to cause the following notice to be published in a newspaper of general circulation which has been continuously and regularly published for a period of not less than one year preceding the date of the notice in the County of Navarro; State of Texas, and you shall cause said notice to be printed at least once each week for the period of ten days exclusive of the first day of publication before the return day hereof.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PROBATE OF WILL
THE STATE OF TEXAS,
To all persons interested in the estate of Larkin Hill, Deceased. Susan E. Walker has filed in the County Court of Navarro County, an application for the Probate of the Last Will and Testament of Larkin Hill deceased, and for letters testamentary, which will be heard at the next Term of said Court, commencing the First Monday in April A. D. 1918, at the Court House thereof, in the City of Corsicana, Texas, at which time all persons interested in said Estate may appear and contest said application should they desire to do so.

Herein Fail Not, But have you then and there before said Court this Writ, with your return thereon endorsed; showing how you have executed the same.

Given under my hand and the seal of said Court at Corsicana, Texas, this 5th day of March, A. D. 1918.
(Seal) MIKE HOWARD—Clerk County Court.
Navarro County, Texas
By J. M. Tullos, Deputy

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George Goff
Sep 5, 1932 - Sep 21, 2004

George Goff

George Goff, 72, of Dawson passed away Tuesday, Sep. 21, 2004, at his residence. Serviced will be 1 p.m. today at First United Methodist Church in Dawson with the Rev. K. Matthews officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Damon Ervin Harrison
Feb 19, 1927 - Jun 20, 1994

Damon E. Harrison

Damon Ervin Harrison, 67, of Corsicana, died June 20, 1994 in Corsicana.

Wake service will be 7 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Church with Father George Monaghan officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 19, 1927 in Alma. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a resident of Corsicana for 66 years. He was a paint contractor with his father and brother, known as Harrison and Son, and later as Harrison Brothers, for 43 years. He was a graduate of Corsicana High School and Navarro College. He was a Charter Member of the Knights of Columbus and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Pope Harrison of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Stephen M. and Kathey Harrison of Corsicana; two daughters and one son-in-law, Mylea D. and C.K. Miller and Michelle Warren, all of Corsicana; one brother and sister-in-law, W. E. “Bill” and Ruth Harrison of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and brother-in-law Budd and Pat Pope of Beaumont.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Rash, Jerry Kennemore, Dr. Joe McNally, Sr., Walter Kotara, John Johnson and Johnny Chirafis. Honorary pallbearers will be Emory Hrovath and Dwayne Magee.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 20, 1994
  • graduate of Corsicana HS and Navarro college
  • h/o Louise (Pope) Harrison; s/o William H. Harrison and Willie (Stewart) Harrison
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Iva Rena “Ivy” (Bain) Glasgow
Oct 25, 1912 - Oct 23, 1982

Iva Rena Glasgow

Mrs. Iva Rena Glasgow, 69, of Corsicana, died Saturday morning.

Service is Sunday, 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dave Alexander officiating.

Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

She worked at K. Wolens for 35 years before retiring. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church.

Survivors include granddaughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Baker and Mrs. Tricia Dickerson, both of Austin, and Mrs. Susan Beets, of DeSoto, five great-grandchildren and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Madelyn Glasgow of Corsicana.

Her husband, James T. Glasgow, preceded her in death in January.

Pallbearers are R. T. Baker, Irvin Daniel, E. C. Whittenburg, Mike Donaho, Jerry Donaho and Douglas Fogg.

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James Lavoune Glasgow
Jul 26, 1928 - Oct 30, 1964

James Glasgow Dies Friday, Rites Saturday

James L. Glasgow, 36, died in Memorial hospital early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Calvary Cemetery. The rites at the church will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor of the parish. The graveside services will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church. Rosary will be recited at the McCammon Chapel Friday at 8 p.m.

Glasgow was born, July 6, 1928, in Teague, but had spent practically all of his live in Corsicana. He was the owner and operator of the Glasgow Humble Service Station at the intersection of West Seventh avenue and South Fifteenth street, Highways 22 and 31.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madelyn Glasgow; three daughters, Susan, Patricia and Mary Ann, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Glasgow, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tommy Stewart, Richard Smith, Willie Winters, Jimmy Spivey, Nell Donaho, Robert Jones, Honorary pallbearers will be maintenance employes of the Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

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Annie Marie “Ann” (Odle) Gorden
Jan 6, 1940 - Jan 9, 1990

Ann Gorden

Ann Gorden, 50, of Navarro Mills, died Jan. 9, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Dresden Cemetery with John Kinnaird officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Bob Gorden of Navarro Mills; two daughters, Christina Southard and Marlisa Gorden, both of Navarro Mills; her mother, Ola Mae Odle of Frost; two sisters, Fran Rasco and Betty Graves, both of Frost; and two grandchildren.

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Joyce Madalene (Joiner) Gorman
Dec 14, 1911 - Mar 23, 1985

Joyce Gorman

BLOOMING GROVE -- Mrs. Joyce Joiner Gorman, 73, of Blooming Grove, died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

The funeral will be 2:30 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with Father Michael Flanagan officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

She is survived by numerous cousins.

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Lela Mae (Mitcham) Holditch
Jun 16, 1914 - May 10, 1988

Lela M. Holditch

Lela Mae Holditch, 73, of Blooming Grove, died May 10, 1988, at her residence.

Graveside service is 2 p.m. Thursday at Rosehill Cemetery, with Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Arrangements are by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by two sons, Donald Ray Holditch of Clarksville, Tenn., and C. R. (Buck) Holditch of Lancaster; a sister, Elizabeth Slaten of Sunnyvale, Calif.; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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Curtis Holliefield
Jul 19, 1918 - Jun 19, 1994

Curtis Holliefield

Curtis Holliefield, 75, of Hubbard, died June 19, 1994 in V. A. Hospital in Waco.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wed. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Earl Taylor officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He attended Carroll School through the seventh grade and received his GED from Navarro College. He was a U. S. Army veteran, serving in the Pacific during World Warr 11. He joined the Methodist Church in Dresden when he was 16. He joined the National Guard in 1946 and went to work for them full-time in 1949. He retired in 1978 as a warrant officer. He lived in Navarro County until 1966, when he moved to Hubbard.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Holliefield of Hubbard; one sone and daughter-in-law, Douglas Terry Holliefield of Duncanville; two brothers, Beuford Holliefield of Blooming Grove and Joe Holliefield of Navarro Mills, two sisters, Azelene Cardenis of Austin and Katie x of Waco; three grandchildren, four aunts, and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Oderra (Gillen) Hunter
May 13, 1893 - Feb 7, 1990

Oderra Hunter

Oderra Hunter, 96, of Corsicana, died Feb. 7, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Friday in Rosehill Cemetery, with Barry Fikes and Jay Travis Gibson officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was a member of the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include three sisters, Lela Jordan of Corsicana, Ellie Bee Hammonds of Lago Vista, and Katie Jewell Potts of Price; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Julian Kelly, Z.J. Gillen, Blake Gillen, Bruce Gillen, J. L. Jordan, Jack Jordan, Tom Jordan and Bud Potts.

She will lie in state at Giffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove until service time.

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Ernest James "Pete" Huff
Dec 11, 1886 - Jan 21, 1969

Ernest J. Huff

BLOOMING GROVE—(Spl.)—Ernest J. (Pete) huff, 83, retired tailor and native Navarro countian, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. He was born near Blooming Grove and was a longtime resident here.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Peppers officiating. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Edgar B. Johnson, Blooming Grove; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Beula Huff; Corsicana; a nephew, Andrew F. Huff, U. S. Navy; and a niece, Mrs. Frances Winter, Wanego, Kans.

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Emma (Sears) Huffstutler
Mar 15, 1882 - Jan 31, 1969

Mrs. Huffstutler

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)—Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church for Mrs. Emma Huffstutler, 86, who died Friday night in Memorial Hospital. Born near Frost, she had been a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove. The Rev. James Pepper, pastor, and the Rev. Edgar Huffstutler of the Casa Linda Methodist Church in Dallas, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by a daughter, Miss Frances Huffstutler, Temple; two sons, Joe D. Huffstutler, Tyler, and W. E. Huffstutler, Oklahoma City, Okla.; three grandchildren, and a number of nephews and nieces, including a niece she raised, Mrs. W. E. Clark of Plano.

Pallbearers will be Homer S. Whorton, Hollis Pitts, Doug McGee, Sammie Saunders, R. Bruce McCormick, Carroll Lee Saunders, Rufus Pevehouse and Rex Patterson.

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Frances Emma Huffstutler
Mar 3, 1906 - Mar 22, 1985

Frances Huffstutler

BLOOMING GROVE -- Miss Frances Huffstutler, 79, of Blooming Grove, died Friday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

the funeral will be 2 p.m. Sunday at United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

She is survived by two brothers, Judge Joe D. Huffstutler of Tyler and Walton E. Huffstutler of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and a cousin, Mrs. W. E. Clarke of Plano.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Ralston, Doug Magee, Jay Sewell, Jr., Glen Hodges, Stokes Armstrong and Edward Melton.

Honorary pallbearers are W. L. Richards, J. O. McSpadden, Hollis Pitts, Carl Pritchard, Leland Daniels, Jim Garrison, D. W. Springer, Benny Hinkle and Ed Hill.

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Sarah Emma (Boyd) Ingram
Jul 11, 1893 - Nov 7, 1985

Emma Ingram

Emma Ingram, 92, died at the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana Thursday.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Don Elrod officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was born and raised in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, W. E. “Billy” and Yvonne Ingram, three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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John Porter Johnson, Jr.
Apr 8, 1945 - Sep 23, 2004

John P. Johnson, Jr., 59, of Richardson, passed away Thursday, Sept. 23, 2004, at Richardson Regional Medical Center. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Jonathan Speegle officiating. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Laura (Huff) Mabry-Johnson
Jan 2, 1878 - Oct 25, 1982

Mrs. Laura V. Johnson

BLOOMING GROVE - Mrs. Laura V. Johnson, 104, former resident of Blooming Grove, died at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana Monday.

Service is Tuesday, 3 p.m. at the Blooming Grove Methodist Church with the Rev. Ken Shultz officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include one niece, Mrs. V. G. Winters, of Kansas.

Pallbearers are Arthur Garrison, D. W. Springer, Bobby Ralston, Bill Smith, Herschel Minatree and R. D. Dozier. Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

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Leila Ruth (George) Johnson
Feb 16, 1910 - May 12, 1996

Leila Ruth (George) Johnson

Leila Ruth (George) Johnson, 86, of Corsicana, died May 12, 1996, at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Graveside services are Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mrs. Johnson was born Feb. 16, 1910, in Blooming Grove. She graduated from Baylor University.

Mrs. Johnson is survived by her son, John P. Johnson Jr. of Garland; brother, Ralph George of Dallas and sisters, Cora Lee George of Corsicana and Viola Sample of Houston.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Porter Johnson in 1968 and brother, John Dorsey George in 1978.

Contributions can be made to one’s favorite charity.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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Doyle Grant Robinson
Jun 28, 1912 - Oct 23, 1982

Doyle Grant Robinson

BLOOMING GROVE - Doyle Grant Robinson, 79, of Blooming Grove, died Saturday afternoon at Navarro Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Service is Monday, 3 p.m., Blooming Grove Funeral Home Chapel with Ken Shultz officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Robinson, of Blooming Grove; two brothers, Lloyd Robinson, of Corsicana, and Ray Robinson, of Italy; two sisters, Edna Milliorn, of Longview, and Joyce Low, of Dallas.

Pallbearers are Elwyn Robinson, Steve Robinson, Jerry Robinson, Jim Bob Milliorn, Perry Robinson and Kenneth Low.

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Gracie Mogene Robinson
Apr 20, 1921 - Feb 1, 1969

Gracie M. Robinson

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)—Gracie Mogene Robinson, native of the Lone Cedar community, died at her home in Italy Saturday morning.

Funeral services are set Sunday at 4 p.m. in the McCormick Chapel in Blooming Grove, with the Revs. Charles Burdett and Charles Wade, both of Italy, officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She is survived by four brothers, Lloyd Robinson of Corsicana, Doyle and Ray of Lone Cedar and Cleve of Avalon; two sisters—Mrs. Berniece Milliorn of Longview and Mrs. Wayne Lowe of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers including Billy Milliorn, Elwyn Robinson, Steve Robinson, Jerry Robinson, Perry Robinson and Kenneth Lewis.

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Ada Orelia (Bruner) Phillips
1870 - Mar 7, 1943

MRS. L. M. PHILLIPS OF KERENS BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, March 8, --(AP)—Funeral services for Mrs. L. M. Phillips, age 74 years, who died at her home here Sunday night following a short illness, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Long Prairie church.

Surviving are four sons, Elmer Phillips, Kerens; George Phillips, Big Spring; Tom Phillips; Kerens; Blair Phillips, Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. George Howell, Kerens; Mrs. Grady Ellis, Trinidad; a sister, Mrs. Marshall Allen, Kerens; three brothers; Bob Bruner, Kerens; Will Bruner, Kerens; Grover Bruner, Ennis; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lewis M. Phillips
Jan 20, 1859 - Mar 30, 1942

PIONEER OF EAST NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED TUESDAY

KERENS, April 3.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Long Prairie Methodist church at 3:30 p.m. March 31st for L. M. Phillips, 82, who died at his home in Kerens Monday at 6 p.m.

Mr. Phillips was born in Madison County, Ark.; came to this community at the age of 12 and had farmed in the Rural Shade district until a few years ago, when because of ill health he moved to Kerens.

He was married to Miss Ada O. Bruner and to this union 10 children were born, six of whom survive as does Mrs. Phillips.

The children are; Two daughters, Mrs. George Howell, Rural Shade and Mrs. Grady Ellis, Kerens; four sons, Elmer and Blair Phillips, Kerens; George Phillips, Big Spring; and Tommie Phillips, Rural Shade. Surviving also are one brother, A. W. Phillips, Rural Shade; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held by the Revs. A. E. Harrison, OC. Isbell and T. R. Vaughn.

Pallbearers were J. N. Inmon, O. J. Inmon; August Hill, Earl McClung of Kerens, Houston Phillips and Walter Mays of Dallas.

Arrangements were directed by the P. N. Stockton funeral home and interment was in the Long Prairie cemetery.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 3, 1942
  • h/o Ada Orelia (Bruner) Phillips married Jan. 3, 1889 brother to Amos W. Phillips s/o John W. Phillips and Elizabeth (unk) Phillips
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Amos W. Phillips
Jan 13, 1863 - Feb 15, 1944

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT DIED AT KERENS

Amos W. Phillips, age 80 years, died at the home of his nephew, Blair Phillips, at Kerens Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Long Prairie church with interment in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Mr. Phillips had been a resident of Navarro county 75 years.

Surviving are a number of nephews, nieces and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Mary Anne "Annie" (Scott) Willis
Feb 17, 1854 - Jul 26, 1917

DIED LAST NIGHT

Mother of Ten Children Passed Away at Hospital.

Mrs. Annie Scott Willis, aged 63 years, wife of J. G. Willis, died at the P. & S. Hospital last night at 8:15 o’clock, following an operation of several days ago, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the family home, 9:30 West Tenth avenue, and was largely attending and many beautiful floral offerings were in evidence.

Mrs. Joe G. Willis was born in Hamilton county, Tennessee, February 17, 1854, moved to Barnesville, Ga., in 1870; was married to J. G. Willis in 1872. She is the mother of ten children, all of whom she raised to be grown. She joined the Baptist church at Forsyth, Ga., in 1875. After coming to Texas she joined, with her husband, the Christian church and lived a consistent member up to her death. She leaves her mother, Mrs. E. M. Scott, who is 90 years old, of Atlanta, Ga.; her youngest sister, Mrs. Tennie Bower, also of Atlanta; her husband, J. G. Willis, and eight children, S. H. Willis of Burkburnett, Texas; Mrs. Kate Caskey and Mrs. Mae Martin of Navarro county, and Alvah Willis of Ripley, Okla.; Claude Willis of the United States Navy, now at Puget Sound, Washington; Mrs. Grace Grissett of Ripley, Okla., and Miss Calla Willis of Corsicana.

The last sad rites were said by Rev. M. Estes, and the pall bearers were J. D. Ambrose, Henry Iverson, J. R. Webb, H. B. Barnett, Wesley Edens and H. K. Rutherford.

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