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John Robert Caskey
Jan 28, 1874 - June 26 1922

MAN IS KILLED BY LIGHTNING; OTHERS ARE KNOCKED DOWN

J. R. CASKEY MET DEATH LATE YESTERDAY WHILE WORKING IN HIS FIELD

Yesterday afternoon, near 4:30, on the Cheney farm, some ten or twelve miles southeast of here, John R. Caskey was instantly killed, a negro woman had her shoes torn from her feet, her bonnet torn into fragments and her clothing set on fire, and a son of Caskey and six negroes in addition to the woman mentioned, were all knocked down, but none of them seriously hurt, and all from a flash of lightning from a clear sky. There was a small cloud at the time to the southwest and another cloud to the east of the field, but the sun was shining brightly over the ill-fated gang of laborers in the field. John R. Caskey was the son-in-law of John G. Willis, a well known carpenter of Corsicana, and he is survived by his widow and seven children. He was also a cousin of Tom Franks, a city patrolman, and his youngest brother, Jesse Caskey is in the employ of the Electric Express Co. here. His father John Caskey, and a brother, E. C. Caskey are residents of the Pursley community. There are other brothers and sisters all highly esteemed citizens of this county.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. J. G. Willis, father-in-law- of John R. Caskey, was there on a visit to the family and was in the house when the ligtning flash did its dreadful work. Mr. Willis says the negress was at least thirty feet from Mr. Caskey when the bolt struck, and that the woman was knocked several feet from where she was standing, but her shoes, torn almost in fragments, were right where she was standing when hit. When Mr. Willis left there this morning the woman, Lucy White, was still alive, but there seemed little hope for her recovery.

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Funeral This Afternoon.

The remains of the late John R. Caskey, who was killed by lightning Monday afternoon near Cheneyboro, were brought here this afternoon on the Trinity & Brazos Valley railroad, and the funeral took place from the depot with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The last sad rites were largely attended and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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Emery Cicero Caskey
Nov 30, 1875 - Jun 14, 1940

EMERY C. CASKEY DIED FRIDAY NIGHT; BURIED SATURDAY

Emery C. Caskey, aged 64 years, died at 620 South Sixteenth street Friday night. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Mr. Caskey had resided in Navarro county for 60 years.

Surviving are three sons, E. M. Caskey, Corsicana; P. H. Caskey, Lubbock and W. M. Caskey, Corsicana, two brothers, J. S. Caskey, Oregon, and C. E. Caskey, Delight, Ark.; seven sisters, Mrs. J. C. Hollingsworth, Dallas; Mrs. Jess Pruitt, Lamesa; Mrs. C. E. Matlock, Kerens; Mrs. Ollie Brown, Donna; Mrs. Callie Outlaw, Alabama; Mrs. Gertie French, Frost, and Mrs. J. E. Norwood, Tupelo.

Pallbearers were Walter Hamilton, C. V. Breithaupt, Walter Beeman, Jim Taylor, Jack Megarity and D. J. Martin.

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Boss Earl Caskey
Jan 9, 1905 - Oct 25, 1971

B. E. Caskey

Funeral services for Boss Earl Caskey, 65, who died Monday at Memorial Hospital, will be Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson and the Rev. David Williams officiating. Burial will be in Hamilton cemetery.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; two sons, Ralph Etheredge of Dallas and Ray Grawunder of Overland, Mo.; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Irene Leslie of Corsicana and Mrs. Velma Murphy of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Travis Arnett, W. D. Bennett, Frank Roberson, Walter Beaton, W. F. Davis, Vernon Tackett, Leon Tackett and Raymond Odom.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct, 26, 1971
  • h/o Jewel (Madden) Caskey married Jun. 19, 1923 --Jewel (Jones) Caskey married Sep. 10, 1925 s/o Gabriel Jackson “Jack” Caskey and Dora Emma (Anderson) Caskey
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dora Emma (Anderson) Caskey
Jul 17, 1870 - Jul 22, 1953

Mrs. Dora Caskey Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Caskey, 83, who died at her home, 804 East Thirteenth avenue Wednesday night, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the First Assembly of God church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Mrs. Caskey was a native of Missouri, but had resided in Corsicana many years.

Surviving are a son, B. E. Caskey, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. J. S. Murphy, Dallas; Mrs. Deane Tackett, Mrs. Irene Leslie and Miss Bell Caskey, all of Corsicana; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Daisy Donohue, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. A. Ivie, Vernon Fuller, Charles Williams, Fred Gilmore, W. J. Pollan, J. C. Howell and E. L. Cox.

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Eugene Macon Caskey
Sep 16, 1900 - Sep 27, 1963

Hold Services Eugene Caskey

Funeral services for Eugene M. Caskey, 63, who died of a heart attack at his home, 401 North Thirty-Eighth street Friday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which he was a deacon. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Native of Black Hills, Caskey was a long-time employe of the American Well and Prospecting Company and the Bethlehem Supply Company.

Caskey was an active member of the Masonic Lodge and was immediate past worthy patron of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Richard C. Hooker, Corsicana, and Mrs. Alan D. Myers, Jr., Olney; five grandchildren, a brother, Price H. Caskey, Carrollton, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Isadore Goldberg, Harold Borg, Charlie Floyd, Earl Joyner, W. C. O’Neal, Frank Merrell, D. W. Honeycutt and Alton Justiss.

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Laura Bell Caskey
Sep 18, 1903 - Dec 19, 1959

Miss Caskey Rites Monday

Funeral services for Miss Laura Dell Caskey, 55, who died in the Ennis Municipal Hospital Saturday night, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Bunch Funeral Chapel in Ennis with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Douglas White of Ennis.

Miss Caskey was a native of Corsicana and resided here until six years ago when she moved to Ennis.

Surviving are a brother, B. E. Caskey, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Vernon Tackett, Corsicana; Mrs. Irene Leslie, Ennis, and Mrs. Joe Murphy, Dallas, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harley Schoeph, Buddy Davis, Ward Weir, Miller Powell, John Percival and Bill Buffstutler, all of Ennis.

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Lolita Lee (Barber) Mitchell-Smirl
Apr 29, 1945 - Sep 21, 2004

Lolita Lee Smirl was born April 29, 1945, and passed away Sept. 21, 2004.

She is survived by her husband, Alfred E. Smirl; sons and daughters, John Smith, Phillip Ramey, Dale Pierce, Linda Paris, Salina Motsko and Kandace Lankford; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Linda Cahoon, Bruce Barber, Bertha Lamond, Louis Jr. Barber, Ronnie Barber, Joann Addy and Darlene Haygood.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two grandchildren.

Services will be 10 a.m. today at Roselawn Chapel in Seagoville with interment following at Roselawn Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Roselawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, Seagoville.

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Mildred M. “Meme” (unk) McLain
May 18, 1919 - Sep 22, 2004

Mildred “Meme” McLain

Mildred “Meme” McLain, 85, of Hubbard passed away Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2004, at a Waco hospital. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. today at First Church of God in Hubbard. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Stephan Benjamin Ayala
Nov 4, 1978 - Sep 21, 2004

Stephan Benjamin Ayala

Stephan Benjamin Ayala, 25, of Jacksonville, N.C., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2004, in Jacksonville, N.C. The family will receive friends from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Capps Memorial Chapel, Fairfield.

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Joe Bowden Meadows
Apr 16, 1907 - May 17, 1983

Joe B. Meadows

Joe B. Meadows, 76, of Hempstead and native of Corsicana, died May 17 in a Houston hospital.

Service was Thursday 2 p. m. at McWilliams Funeral Home in Hempstead. Burial was in Hempstead.

Survivors include his wife, two daughters of Hempstead, one son of Henderson, seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, one aunt, Mrs. Clay Fluker, of Corsicana, and several cousins, of Corsicana.

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Doris Alma DeFrance
Dec 4, 1927 - May 10, 1996

Doris Alma DeFrance
Doris Alma DeFrance, 70, of Fairfield, died May 10, 1996, in Fairfield.

Services were today at Capps Memorial Chapel with Rev. G. H. Vaughn and Rev. Duard Mullen officiating. Burial followed in Antioch Cemetery in Freestone County.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Billings, Al Samons, Jim Anderson, Hugh Reed, Jr., Rich Rust and Billy Jack Metzgar.

Ms. DeFrance was born in Fairfield. She was a bookkeeper.

She is survived by her brothers, Johnny DeFrance and Roy DeFrance of Fairfield; and one sister, Mattie B. Emmons of Fairfield.

Arrangements by Capps Memorial Chapel.

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Myrtle Joy Merrell
Nov 8, 1903 - Jan 9, 1990

Joy Merrell

Joy Merrell, 86, of Frost, died Jan. 9, 1990 at Grant Bowie Hospital in Hillsboro.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Frost Methodist Church with the Rev. Margaret Decker officiating. Burial will be at Richland Cemetery in Mertens. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include a number of cousins.

Pallbearers will be George Warren, Kenneth Logan, Roy Brown Young, Ronnie Joe Young, Cordell Clanton and Fred Tyler.

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Willis Wayne Merrell
Sep 13, 1879 - Oct 5, 1958

W. W. Merrell Rites Monday

FROST, Oct. 6—(Spl.)—W. W. Merrell, 79, retired merchant, banker and farmer, died early Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 3 p.m. from the Methodist church with burial in the Richland cemetery at Mertens. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor, and Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

A native of Irene, he resided at Mertens prior to moving to Frost in 1926.

Surviving are his wife of Frost; a daughter, Miss Joy Merrell, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Ola Shirley, Gatesville; Mrs. Omer Dale, Irene, and Mrs. Lemma Merrell, Fort Worth.

Nephews were pallbearers and the Masons conducted graveside rites.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 6, 1958
  • Richland Cemetery, Mertens, Tx.
  • h/o Sallie L. (Bryant) Merrell s/o Alexander Merrell and Sallie (Black) Merrell
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Edith (Bryant) Keeling
Apr 9, 1900 - Jan 12, 1990

Mrs. Edith Keeling

Mrs. Edith Keeling, 89, formerly of Wortham, died Jan. 12, 1990 in Grapevine.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Porter Funeral Home Chapel; with the Rev. Ben Marney, pastor of First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Wortham Cemetery.

Mrs. Keeling was born April 9, 1900, in Springfield, Mo. She was a member of First United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Sue Derrick of Dallas; a son, Steve Keeling, of Fairoaks, Calif.; and a brother, Allen Bryant of Austin.

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George Henry Betts
Apr 2, 1921 - Jan 11, 1990

George Betts

George Betts, 68, of Corsicana died Jan. 11, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. Charles Rice officiating.

He is survived by his wife, Edna Betts of Corsicana; one brother, Frank Betts of Danberry, Conn.; and four sisters, Helen Stewart, Gladys Schlimmer, and Mrs. George Waterhouse, all of Danberry, Conn., and Mrs. Leo Murray of Bucksport, Maine.

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William Felton Lewis
Jan 8, 1919 - Jun 10, 1994

William Felton Lewis

William Felton Lewis died June 20, 1994 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Jan. 8, 1919 in Murchison. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana and the Masonic Lodge #174 in Corsicana. He was a past patron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter No. 118. He was a retired businessman.

Survivors include his wife, Billie Lewis of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law, Helen Jo and Preston Ingram of Baton Rouge, La.; one son and daughter-in-law, Felton E. Cheryl Lewis of Corsicana; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Melton Lewis of Prosper, Texas.

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Mary Louise (Cappell) Coker
Sept 26, 1911 - May 17, 1993

Mary Louise Coker, 81, of Corsicana, died May 17, 1993, in the Corsicana Medical Center.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Comanche First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. J.W. Hodges, the Rev. Howard Johnson and the Rev. Charles McClure officiating. Burial will be in the Indian Creek Cemetery near the Board Church community. Hall and Chaney Funeral Home in Comanche is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 26, 1911, in Dublin and was married to Lloyd Thomas Coker on Sept. 29, 1933 in Comanche. She was a member of the St. Luke Methodist Church in Corsicana and a homemaker.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Lloyd T. Coker of Corsicana; three daughters, Venetia Neli Scott and Reba Loise Richardson, both of Corsicana and Melba Irene Manley of Blooming Grove; one brother, Woodrow Cappell of Carlsbad, N.M.; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. They are Tom Herrin, Tracy Perry, Mike Smith, David Smith, Jason McLaughlin, Joe McLaughlin, Jerry Herrin and Zachery Herrin.

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Frances Redden Wilson
Apr 17, 1909 - May 13, 1993

Frances Redden Wilson, 84, of Pompano Beach, Fla., died there May 13, 1993. She was born in Corsicana on April 17, 1909.

Services and burial were Monday in Pompano Beach.

She is survived by her husband, A.E. "Al" Wilson; a daughter, Dyan Connelly and her husband of Bluffton, S.C.; and a great-granddaughter, Helen Keyle Crouse of Boston, Mass.

Wilson donated her great-grandparents' home to the Pioneer Village in Corsicana.

Family members said Wilson loved Texas and the song, "Deep in the Heart of Texas; was played at the close of the services.

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Austin Henry Baty
June 23, 1914 - May 17, 1993

Austin Henry Baty, 78, of Corsicana, died May 17, 1993, at the Twilight Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church, with the Rev. T.W. Medlock officiating. Burial will be in the Rocky Branch Cemetery in Wortham, Texas under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

He was retired from Southern Pacific Rail Road and Texas Tank Co. of Dallas. He was a member of the Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and an usher and on the finance committee.
He was a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps and a member of the Grand Lodge No. 279.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret Baty of Corsicana; three daughters, Betty R. Sanders of Dallas, Arnell Thompson of Baker, La., Peggy Waddleton of Overland Park, Kas.; two sons, Lee W. Baty and Otis G. Baty of Dallas; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Sammie Lee Baty of San Francisco; and eight step-children, Della Woods, Wanda McAdams, Shirley Woods, Dianna Jolly, Leon Perry, McKerry Cloud, Brent Cloud and Alfred Cloud, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Billy Carter, Gene Thompson, Timothy Waddleton, Samuel E. Hawthorne, Demetrius Young and Mark Waddleton. Honorary pallbearers are Wilburn Young, the Lodge brothers, and the deacons of the church.

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Ralph Roy Bowen
Dec 29, 1919 - May 25, 1993

Roy Bowen, 73, of Lubbock, died May 25, 1993, in the Methodist Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Resthaven Chapel in Lubbock, with Dr. Lynn Lemon officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Resthaven Funeral Home.

He was a native of Frost and had lived in Lubbock since 1956. He was a produce broker and had worked for Sides Produce, Plains Brokerage, Piggley Wiggley and Waples Platter until his retirement in 1985. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps. He was a member of the Yellowhouse Masonic Lodge, the Kiva Shrine and was a former member of the Shrine Foot Patrol.

Survivors include his son, Ralph R. "Butch: of Lubbock; one daughter, Linda Hamlett of Lubbock; one sister, Lois S. Duncan of Amarillo; three grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner Burn Hospital or to the American Lung Association.

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Evie Lorene (Mowels) Hawthorn
Dec 24, 1912 - Jun 1, 1993

Evie Hawthorn, 80, of Oklahoma City, Okla., died June 1, 1993 in Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with the Rev. Jimmy Capehart officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.

Survivors include five daughters, Ann Green of Kerens, Louis Harris of Oklahoma, Lee Follett of Bangs, Mary Duder of Chicago, Ill., and Haniva Simmon of Alverado; four sons, J.D. Robinson of Bangs, Joe Hawthorn of Athens, Charlie Hawthorn of Bay City and Jim Hawthorn of Butler, Okla.; three brothers, Preston Mowels of Oklahoma City, Okla., Wilson Mowels of Cedar Hill and Paul Mowels of Butler, Okla.; 38 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; 14 great-great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 2, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Union Cemetery, Cross Roads, Henderson County, TX - w/o John Henry Hawthorn - d/o James Ernest Mowles and Myrtle (Terry) Mowles

Charles Damon Brown
Dec 12, 1938 - May 31, 1993

Charles Damon Brown, 54, of Hubbard, died May 31, 1993, at Providence Hospital in Waco.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard. The Rev. Jerry Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Wade Funeral Home.

He was born Dec. 12, 1938, in Hubbard. He lived most of his life in Hubbard, but was a resident of Mesquite for 12 years. He worked as chemical processor for Herculees Aerospace in MacGregor. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jesse Brown, in 1989.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Kay Brown of Hubbard; his mother, Myrtis Brown of Hubbard; two sons, Jerry Brown and Tod Brown, both of Hubbard; one daughter, Sherry Silva of Waco; one brother, Derrell Brown of Seagoville; and three grandchildren.

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Clifford Herman Stone
Apr 29, 1911 - July 8, 1993

Clifford Herman Stone, 82, of Blooming Grove, died July 8, 1993 of Corsicana.

Services will be 3 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in the Boyd Cemetery in Blooming Grove under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born April 29, 1911 in Palmer and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Alief. He also was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Maggie Stone of Blooming Grove; four brothers, C.C. Stone and David Stone, both of Alief, Rudolph Stone of Beaumont and J.C. Stone of Mesquite; a host of nieces and nephews; and a host of great-nieces and nephews.

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Sue Frances (Gordon) Kresch
Sept 17, 1923 - June 26, 1993

Mrs. Sue Frances Gordon Kresch, 69, of Pasadena, Texas, died June 26, 1993, at her residence.

A rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday at the Pasadena Funeral Home Chapel. Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the St. Frances Cabini Catholic Church in Pasadena. Burial will be in the Bethany Cemetery under the direction of the Pasadena Funeral Home.

She was a native of Corsicana and a graduate of Corsicana High School and T.S.C.W. of Denton. She was a member of St. Frances Cabini Catholic in Pasadena.

Survivors include her husband, C.J. (Chet) Kresch of Pasadena; four sons, Charles Kresch of Darwood, Md., Mike Kresch of Darwood, Md., Mike Kresch and David Kresch, both of Houston, and Frank Kresch of Liberty, seven grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Blanche Gordon Harris of Corsicana; and one nephews, Allyn Harris of Plano.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 28, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Bethany Cemetery is the Catholic Section of Grand View Memorial Park Cemetery. It is located just East of the main section.
    Although it is near Deer Park, TX, it is actually in Pasadena. (Info.
    from Find a Grave)

Ralph Kallan Butler
Dec 15, 1907 - June 27, 1993

Ralph Kalan Butler, 85, of Wortham, died June 27, 1993, at his residence.

Funeral services were 3 p.m. Tuesday at Porter Funeral Chapel in Wortham, with the Rev. John Paschall and the Rev. Pat Brown officiating. Burial was in Wortham Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 15, 1907, in Navarro County. He was a farmer and rancher in Navarro County and Freestone County.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn of Wortham; three daughters, June Ingram of Corsicana, Blanch Hamilton of Dallas and Kay Roark of Mexia; one son, Mack Butler of Elkhart; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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James Murphy
Nov 19, 1913 - June 27, 1993

James Murphy, 79, of Wortham, died June 27, 1993, at his residence.

Srvices were 11 a.m. Tuesday at Porter Funeral Chapel in Wortham, with the Rev. John Paschall and the Rev. Ray Biggerstaff officiating. Burial was in Wortham Cemetery.

He was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Navarro County. He was a farmer and a rancher in Navarro County and Freestone County.

Survivors include his wife, Ruby Faye Murphy of Wortham; one daughter, Jannette Packitt of Wortham; one son, Roy Lynn Murphy of Wortham; five sisters, Oretha Middleton of Richardson, Sibyle Wise of Wortham, Atrelle White of Wortham, Alexia Faulkner of Plano, Jimmie Ruth Grimmett of Livingston; and three brothers, Travis Murphy of Livingston, Arnold Murphy and Donald Murphy, both of Wortham; three granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 29, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Burial: Wortham Cemetery, Wortham, Freestone Co., Texas

Nettie (Jones) Chaney
Nov 1, 1912 - June 26, 1993

Nettie Chaney, 80, of Corsicana, died June 26, 1993.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church, the Rev. James Chaney pastor. Burial will be in Carver Memorial Park in Ferris. Jones Funeral Home in Ennis is in charge of arrangements.
Family hour will be held from 7 to ? p.m. Tuesday at the St. Paul Baptist Church in Ennis.

She was born Nov. 1, 1912, in Ennis, to the late Clarence and Beulah Jones. She graduated from the Ennis Colored High School in 1928 and later attended Texas College in Tyler. In 196? she went with her husband when he became the pastor of the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church in Corsicana. She co-labored with him in this pastorage for 24 years. She was an outstanding worker in the church, community and Galilee Griggs Memorial Association.

Survivors include her husband the Rev. James Chaney of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Bunyon (Frances) Money of Dallas; and Mrs. Terry (Sarah) Smith of DeSoto; two granddaughters, Shermicker Money and Terra Smith, four sisters, Mrs. Virgie Young, Mrs. Jessie Crowder and Doris Stapleton, all of Ennis, and Mrs. Thelma Haynes of Hobbs, N.M.; one brother, Aubrey Jones of Forney; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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Auty Ray Tyner Jr.
July 24, 1920 - June 10, 1993

S SGT, US ARMY AIR CORPS

Auty Ray Tyner Jr., 72, formerly of Corsicana and Wortham, died June 10, 1993, in Houston.

Services were held in the National Cemetery in Houston on June 13.

He was born July 24, 1920, in Wortham. He attended public schools in Wortham and Corsicana. He graduated from Ennis High School and Kilgore Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946. He was first employed by the American Legion and ended his 40-year career with the Veterans Administration in 1986.

He was preceded in death by his father, Auty Ray Tyner Sr.

Survivors include his mother, Mabel Tyner of Wortham; his wife, Pearl Tyner of Houston; and one son, Alva Ray Tyner of Houston.

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Aubrey Leon Butler
Feb 20, 1923 - June 30, 1993

Aubrey Leon Butler, 70, of Hubbard, died June 30, 1993, in the Veterans Administration Hospital in Marlin.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday in the Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard, with the Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

He was born Feb. 20, 1923, in Snider and has been a resident of Hubbard since 1959. He was a Baptist, an Army veteran of World War II and a retired construction worker.

Survivors include his wife, Conchita Butler of Hubbard; his mother, Ima Butler of Millsap; two sons, Leon Butler of Granbury and Bobby Butler of LaGrange; three sisters, Edith Waller of Millsap, Ava Ruth Hines of Poolville and Linda Sue Gray of Weatherford; and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association.

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Dorothy Evelyn (Trull) Abbott
Apr 16, 1927 - July 1, 1993

Dorothy Evelyn (Trull) Abbott, 66, of Longview, died July 1, 1993, in Longview.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the Rader Funeral Home in Longview, with the Rev. Homer Vogel officiating. Burial will be in Grace Hill Cemetery. Family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday.

She was born April 16, 1927, in Navarro, Texas. She was a longtime area resident. She was a homemaker and a member of the Judson Baptist Church.

She is survived by four sons, Richard Abbott of Kilgore, Edward Abbott of Longview, Charles Abbott of Hallsville and Travis Abbott and Randall Abbott, both of Gladewater; two daughters, Charlene Rogers of White Oak and Gald Myers of Longview; one brother, Daniel A. Trull of Kilgore; one sister, Lois brown of Abilene; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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Craig Steven Thomas
May 25, 1964 - June 5, 1993

Craig Thomas, 29, of Wortham, died June 5, 1993, in Corsicana.

Interment services will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the Wortham Cemetery in Wortham under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Elder C.S. Crystal officiating.

Survivors include his mother, Estelle Washington of Wortham and other relatives.

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Arthur Grady Ponder
Jan 17, 1892 - Sep 9, 1980

Arthur Ponder

Arthur Grady Ponder, 88, formerly of Frost, died Tuesday at the Appletree Inn Nursing Home in Richardson.

Funeral service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Frost, with the Rev. Jim Baggett officiating. Burial will be in the Frost Cemetery, conducted by the Ballard Funeral Home in Frost.

Survivors are two sons, Bryson Ponder, Nevada, and Lee Ponder, Denison; three daughters, Phyllis Foes, La Crescenta, Calif., Judy Bates, Fairfax, Va., and Frieda Smart, Dallas; three brothers, Dave Ponder, Fort Worth, Knox Ponder and Coleman Ponder, both of Frost; two sisters, Nora Bryant, Frost, and Lucy Ponder, Dallas; 18 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be H. R. Ponder, Raymond Bryant, Forest Bryant, Freeman Ponder, Jr., David Ponder and J. D. Ponder.

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Jerry Dee Brown
Sep 17, 1939 - Jan 5, 2011

Jerry D. Brown, 71, of Ft Smith died Wednesday 1-5-2011 at a Ft Smith hospital. He was born Sept. 17, 1939 in Blooming Grove, Tx. He served in the U.S. Army and was the retired president and CEO of the Credit Bureau in Ft. Smith and was a member of the Spradling Avenue Baptist Church in Ft Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents, James & Jessie Dee Brown and a brother James Wesley Brown, Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Brown of the home and two sons, Tim Brown of Corinth, Tx. and Chris Brown of Ft Smith; one sister Janice Cosby of Texas, Jack Brown of Dallas as well as six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Memorial service will be at 2:00 PM at Spradling Avenue Baptist Church in Ft. Smith. Mr. Brown was cremated under the direction of Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home in Van Buren.

Notes:

  • Southwest Times Record - Ft. Smith, Arkansas
  • Frost Cemetery
  • U. S. Army h/o Linda Gail (Smith) Brown s/o James Wesley Brown and Jessie Dee (Fitzgerald) Brown
  • Funeral Program Page 1, Page 2, Page 3
  • From the Collection of Alva Lynn Smith

Andrew David Terrell, Jr.
Nov 7, 1881 - Mar 4, 1917

Kerens Rites For A. D. Terrell Held Thursday

KERENS, Nov. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Andrew D. Terrell, aged 76, who died at the home of his sister, Mrs. W. A. Reed, Kerens, Wednesday, were held 3 p.m. Thursday from the Stockton Funeral Home. The Rev. Milton O. Davis officiated and burial was in Campbell cemetery west of Corsicana.

Mr. Terrell had lived in Kerens for about 25 years. Besides his sister, he is survived by a brother Robert, Palestine, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Roy Crawford, Seth Jones, Marvin Cockrell, John Mayo, Ben Slay and Brack Shelton.

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Earnest Cloud Jr.
July 10, 1928 - July 3, 1993

Earnest Cloud Jr., 64, of Powell, died July 3, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow. The Rev. E. Betts Jr. will officiate. Burial will be in Friendship Cemetery in Eureka. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Minnie Cloud of Powell; seven sons, James Cloud, David Cloud, Donald Cloud, Roger Cloud, Walter Cloud and Sammy Cloud, all of Kerens, and Robert Cloud of Corsicana; two daughters, Ruby Carter of Kerens and Mary Williams of Dallas; 23 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Margaret Baty of Corsicana; two step-sisters, Evelyn Thompson of Kerens and Rosie Bruton of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Martha Ellen Reid
Oct 8, 1930 - Jan 28, 1931

Little Child Buried At Emhouse Thursday

Martha Ellen, three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Reid of the Emhouse community, died Wednesday night at 9:30 o’clock and the funeral was held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Pattison cemetery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Andrew David Terrell, Sr.
Jul 10, 1845 - Feb 07, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES AGED CONFEDERATE VETERAN SUNDAY

Funeral services for A. D. Terrell, 85 years of age, Confederate veteran, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. A. Reed, Kerens, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, after an illness of about a year, were held from the Reed home Sunday morning at 10 o’clock and interment was made in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The services were conducted by Rev. A. A. Corkern, Kerens Baptist minister.

Mr. Terrell was a native of Georgia, and resided in Palestine for many years before moving to Kerens community about thirty years ago.

Surviving are two sons, A. D. Terrell, Jr. Kerens and Bob Terrell, Palestine; one daughter, Mrs. Reed, Kerens; and a number of grandchildren.

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Mollie A. (Reeves) Lewis
Oct 10, 1881 - Sep 29, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Lewis

Mrs. Y. M. Lewis, 79, Route 1, Purdon, died Friday in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Rufus Putman, Blooming Grove.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist church, of which she was a member, with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, Jacksonville, former pastor of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Route 1, Purdon; a son, Loyd Lewis, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Putman; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, George Reeves, San Diego, Calif., Dr. Joe A. Reeves, Dallas, and John Reeves, Frost; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Sheppard, Hico; Mrs. Jessie Pevehouse, Whitney, and Mrs. Thelma Weeks, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.
Griffin directed.

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Abner J. Fultz
Jan 11, 1868 - Mar 27, 1943

Buried At Dresden

ATHENS, March 29.—AP)—Funeral serviced for A. J. Flutz, aged 75 years, who died Saturday in the Baxter community, were held Sunday afternoon at Dresden cemetery where interment was made. He had resided in Henderson county for 30 years.

Several nieces and nephews survive.

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RESIDENT HENDERSON COUNTY FOR THIRTY YEARS DIES, BAXTER

A.J. Fultz, 75, resident of Henderson county for thirty years, died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. M.R. Renfro in Baxter. He had been ill with pneumonia for only a short time.

Mr. Fultz was born in Tennessee and came to Texas when he was a young man.

The only survivors are several nieces and nephews, his wife having preceded him in death three years ago.

The body was taken to Dresden in Navarro county Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock for funeral services to be held at the grave in the Dresden cemetery. The Athens Funeral Home was in charge.

Notes:

  • Published in the Athens Review April 1, 1943
  • Submitted by Karen Rost (from Wayne Smith)


 

 


Christine (Greenlee) Jayroe
Dec 25, 1916 - Dec 28, 1984

Mrs. Christine Jayroe
Mrs. Christine Jayroe, 68, of Corsicana, died Friday in Palestine.
Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Dresden cemetery.
She is survived by four daughters, Elizabeth Congleton of Palestine, Betty Ann Currington o Corsicana, LaVerne Jayroe of California and Kathie Jayroe of Dallas; two brothers, Bo Greenlee and Melton Greenlee, both of Dallas; a sister, Vivian Michaels of Dallas; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wesley Congleton, Steve Congleton, Jimmy Congleton, Robert W. Greenlee, Jimmy Edgar and Donald Greenlee.

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James Lofton Hargrove
Oct 30, 1899 - Jan 19, 1984

Lofton Hargrove

BLOOMING GROVE—Lofton Hargrove, 84, of Blooming Grove, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 3:30 p.m. today at Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. David Fortner officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include two grandsons, Ronald Gene Clark of Cleburne and James Keith Clark of Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. Ola Frederick and Mrs. Retha Spurlock, both of Corsicana.

Deacons of Blooming Grove’s First Baptist Church will be pallbearers.

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Joseph James “Joe” Robinson
Mar 11, 1859 - Mar 6, 1943

Fatally Burned Sunday as Home Destroyed By Fire

KERENS, March 8.—(Spl.)—Joseph J. Robinson, age 84 years, was burned to death when the home of his son, Walter Robinson, in the Elm Flat community was destroyed by fire about 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Mr. Robinson was alone at the time and it is not known how the fire started. A negro woman living nearby saw the fire and gave an alarm. Neighbors went to the scene of the blaze and found Mr. Robinson who had in some manner managed to get out of the house. He died shortly afterwards.

Surviving are one son, Walter Robinson, Elm Flat; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Rendon, Kerens; Mrs. Estelle Wright, Sacramento, Calif.; Mrs. Ida Cannon, Dawson and other relatives.

Funeral services were held from the Stockton Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. Finis Hodges, Presbyterian minister.

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Walter Raymond Robinson
Aug 29, 1905 - Feb 1, 1949

FUNERAL RITES OF W. R. ROBINSON HELD WEDNESDAY

KERENS, Feb. 2.—(Spl.)—Walter Raymond Robinson, 43, was buried in the Kerens cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday following services at the Stockton Funeral Home.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Robinson, an employee of the Saunders-Anderson-Coates farm interests, died with a heart attack at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at his home in Elm Flats community. He moved to Kerens 15 years ago from Italy, Texas.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Walter Joe and Kenneth Ray, three sisters, Mrs. Katie Rendon of Kerens, Mrs. Ila Cannon of Dawson, and Mrs. Estelle Wright of California.

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Josefa (Marcell) Rodriguez
Mar 19, 1890 - Jan 7, 1962

Mrs. Rodriguez Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Josefa Rodriguez long time resident of Navarro county but native of Mexico, died Sunday at the home of a Corsicana daughter. She was 71.

Rosary will be said Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Corley’s. Funeral services are scheduled Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Immaculate Conception Catholic church with Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Rodriguez, who had resided in Corsicana the past five and one-half years, formerly resided in Kerens where she had made her home for 31 years. She was born March 19, 1890 in Mexico.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Rosaura Rodriguez Castillo and Mrs. Rosa Aguilar, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Rebecca R. Garcia, San Benito; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Thomas Weatherford “Tom” Rose
Aug 21, 1885 - Jan 3, 1970

Tom Rose Rites Held at Kerens

Tom Rose, 84, a resident of Kerens for the past 32 years, died Saturday in Athens. He was a retired farmer and gunsmith.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday at the First Assembly of God Church in Kerens. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Jake Tucker, with interment in the Kerens City cemetery.

He is survived by four sons—Bernie Rose of Dallas; Morris Rose of Dallas, Carroll Rose of Maryland and James Rose ;of Arizona; one daughter, Mrs. John L. Long of Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Trudie Thompson of Kerens, Mrs. Ella Romines and Miss Mattie Rose both of Alabama.

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Samuel Edward Ross
May 4, 1848 - Sep 9, 1919

Well Known People Die In Kerens

S. E. Ross, for twenty-five years a merchant at Kerens, died there Tuesday night and the remains were interred there yesterday in the presence of a large crowd of friends. The funeral rites were said by Rev. Pat Leach of the Methodist church and there were many beautiful flowers. The deceased was seventy years of age, and is survived by his wife and two sons, L. E. Ross of Kerens and Hunter Ross of Henderson, Rusk county.

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Louise Jane “Janie” (Kyle) Ross
May 27, 1858 - Mar 4, 1928

Kerens News.

Mesdames Gordon Thomason of Waco, S. M. Johnson of Fort Worth, G. O. Clough and children of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Thad Carlisle of Kaufman attended the funeral of Mrs. S. E. Ross here Monday.

Misses Edith Ross from Temple, Gene Agnes-Ross of Texas University, Austin, Margaret Ross, teacher in Tyler public schools, Josie Ross, teacher, Tatum, and Lillian Ross student North Texas State Teachers college, Denton, attended the funeral of their grandmother, Mrs. S. E. Ross here Monday.

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Eugene Leslie Ross
Mar 2, 1874 - Sep 18, 1963

Eugene Ross Rites Thursday

KERENS, Sept. 19 (Spl.)—Eugene Ross, 89, retired dry goods merchant, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday night following a brief illness.

Funeral services are slated Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Native of Panola county, he had resided in Kerens since 1901.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens, two daughters, Mrs. John Kellough, Houston, and Mrs. A. E. Jackson, New York City; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be C. W. Glass, Onis Cook, Hugh Barlow, Fay Redford, Andrew Talley and Hobart Hilliard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, September 19, 1923
  • h/o Maggie (Hutcheson) Ross married Dec. 31, 1901 s/o Samuel Edward Ross and Louise Jane “Janie” (Kyle) Ross
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sallie (Still) Ross
Oct 30, 1875 - Aug 2, 1940

MRS. HUNTER ROSS, PROMINENT KERENS WOMAN PASSED AWAY

KERENS, Aug. 6—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held, Saturday, August 3, at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist church, for Mrs. Hunter Ross, who passed away at Baylor Hospital in Dallas Friday at 5 a.m., after an illness of several weeks. Deceased was one of the most consecrated and loyal members of the church and it will be long before her place will be filled.

Mute testimony to the love and esteem in which the entire city held this noble, devoted Christian mother were the exquisite floral offerings and the hundreds who attended both the funeral and burial services.

Born Miss Sallie Still in Henderson on October 31, 1875. She was married to Hunter Ross of Kerens in 1899.

Following are the children who with the father, survive; Mrs. M. L. Holt, Tyler; Dr. Edward S. Ross, Dallas; Lillian and Cecile Ross, Kerens; Mrs. L. H. Buckner, Henderson; Sam Ross, Tulsa, Okla.; Legrande Ross, Crane. Other relatives include two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Harris and Mrs. R. V. Rayford, Henderson.

Services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor; Rev. W. A. Corkern of Orange, beloved former pastor, and the Revs. C. C. Sessions and Joe N. Everheart, Methodist and Presbyterian pastors of this city. Special Music was given by Mrs. John H. Simmons, Mrs. Whit Scarbrough, Mrs. James Heiser, and a quartet composed of Mesdames C. W. White, R. H. Mays, F. E. McCown and E. K. Howell.

Pallbearers were C. W. White, F. H. Ivey, A. R. Carroll, Josh Speed, William Gray and Roy Cloud. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Among the many from out of town in attendance, other than the children, who were all present, were Mr. and Mrs. George Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Rayford and daughter, Lois; Mrs. J. W. Harris, Frankie Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Duren, Mrs. Luke Camp, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Wallace, Mrs. J. M. Nelson, Mrs. John Lassiter, J. A. Buckner, Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Brannon of Henderson; Mrs. Lee Holt, Mr. and Mrs. Lem Kay, Tyler; Mrs. Guy F. Josselyn, Denison; Mrs. J. Goodall, Valley Mills; F. A. Elliott, King Elliott, Mrs. B. F. Dill, Miss Margaret Dill, Mrs. C. B. Turner, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Johnson, Corsicana; Mrs. C. A. Cates, Decatur; Miss Mary Price, Miss Corrinne Huggins, Fort Worth; Mrs. Walstein Smith, McGregor; Rev. and Mrs. W. A. Corkern, Misses Evelyn, Billie Beth and Mavineo Corkern, Orange; C. P. Ray, Austin; Miss Maple Inmon, Levelland, Mrs. Ruth Little and son, Corsicana, and Mrs. G. O. Clough, Dallas.

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Frank Clark King
Aug 6, 1876 - Oct 12, 1962

Sunday Rites For Frank King

Final rites for Frank King, 87, retired Corsicana and Dallas oil operator, who died Friday in Corpus Christi, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

King was a native of Kerens.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Inez Vickers, El Paso; Mrs. Jac Browning, Dallas, and Mrs. Jinks Smith, Corpus Christi; eight grandsons, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and two great-grandsons.

He was the father of the late J. Etheridge King of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Hugh Daviss King, Joe Browning, John William Browning, Neal McCord, Ben Russell Cherry and Houston Wright.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 15, 1962
  • Not sure buried here—Death certificate says shipped to Corsicana for burial—son John Etheridge King is buried at Oakwood
  • h/o Alyce (Etheridge) King
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Alyce (Etheridge) King
Aug 4, 1879 - Jul 6, 1922

PROMINENT KERENS WOMAN DIED IN DALLAS THURSDAY

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, July 7,--Mrs. Alice King, age, 43, wife of Frank King of Wichita Falls, died in a sanitarium at Dallas Thursday afternoon from the effects of a mosquito bite which resulted in blood poison. The body will be shipped here for burial which will be held this afternoon at 5 o’clock. Reverends, W. A. Corkern and D. F. Ellis will officiate. Rev. Mr. Corkern is pastor of the First Baptist church of this place and the Rev. Mr. Ellis is a retired Baptist minister.

The deceased is survived by her husband, four children, three girls and one boy, her mother Mrs. Deliah Etheridge of this city, and three sisters, Mrs. C.C. Cherry of this city, Mrs. Eddie Smith of Kerens and Mrs. W. C. Frazier of Gilmer.

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Corsicana is glad to welcome Mr. Frank King and family to our midst and our hearts go out to them in sincerest sympathy in the very recent loss of the wife, and mother of their home, who was only last week laid to rest at her old home at Kerens. They had just purchased the Frank Williams house on Fourth avenue and begun remodeling it when Mrs. King very suddenly developed an infection of the face which resulted fatally. The family is occupying temporarily the Davis Neece home on Sixth and Thirty-first street while Mrs. Neece and little son are summering in Colorado. Mr. King comes to us from Wichita Falls and has lately developed new territory in the Mexia oil fields, and he had so successfully done in the northwest fields near Wichita. Mr. King’s interesting family is composed of three young daughters and one son.

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Frank Lafayette Seely, Sr.
June 26, 1902 - Oct 26, 1979

Frank Seely

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. today at the Corley Home Chapel for Frank Seely, Sr., 77, resident of Emhouse and native of Kaufman, who died Friday night at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

He was a merchant at Emhouse, deacon of Emhouse Baptist Church, a Sunday school teacher and a member of Emhouse school board.

He was in business 60 years at Emhouse.

The Revs. Roger Marsh, of Emhouse, and David Barton, of Aledo, will officiate, with burial following in Pattison Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, of Emhouse; one son, Frank Seely, of Emhouse; one daughter, Mrs. Rose Barton, of Aledo; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Henry Seely, of Dallas, and Truman Seely, Quitman.

Pallbearers are Roger Seely, Pat Seely, Howard Seely, Lorne Seely, Harris Gingle and Tommy Estes.

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Mary Loraine (Harrison) Lambert
Aug 18, 1909 - Oct 28, 1979

Mrs. D. K. Lambert

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. D. K. Lambert, 70, of Corsicana who died Sunday. The Rev. David Fortner will officiate, and burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include her husband, D.K. Lambert, of Corsicana; a son, Hugh Tom Lambert, of Corsicana, five daughters, Jo Ann Hartfield, of Rosenberg, Frances Foss, Martha Johnson and Judy Blackwell, all of Rosenberg, and Yvonne Ingram, of Mesquite; two sisters, Mrs. Efra Baggett, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Sallie Wood, of Rosenberg; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Baggett, Don Baggett, Jack Rohus, Jesse Hernandez, Dick Anderton, Woody Massey, Douglas Wood and Barry Wood.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Dock Kilburn Lambert
Aug 14, 1905 - June 18, 1998

D. K. Lambert

D. K. Lambert, 92, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday June 18, 1998, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services are 4 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Visatation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Raleigh Blackwell, Jason Pausewang, Thomas Pausewang, Bobby Foss, Danny Johnson and Glynn Johnson. Honorary pallbearers are George Ann Lambert, Jerry Lambert, Lupe Alderete and Bouncie Cerny.

Mr. Lambert is survived by his son, Tom Lambert of Corsicana; daughters, Jo Ann Hartfiel, Frances Foss and Martha Johnson, all of Rosenberg, and Judy Blackwell of East Bernard; sister, Myrtle Harrison of Angleton; 11 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Clara Mae (Johnson) Lewis
Feb 24, 1910 - Jan 31, 1980

Mrs. Lewis

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Clara Mae Lewis, 69, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Thursday at a Richmond, Tex., hospital.

Rev. David Fortner officiated, and burial was at Rosehill Cemetery. Ballard Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, William Lewis, of Blooming Grove; a son, Delbert Lewis of Hawaii; a daughter Joan Brinkley, of California; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Ronald Lynch, Buford Farish, Ralph Putman, Harold Dozier, Doug Melton and Jake Melton.

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Linda Gayle (Pullias) VonHoffman
May 19, 1943 - Nov 14, 1991

Gayle Von Hoffman

Gayle Von Hoffman, 48, of Blooming Grove, died Nov. 14, 1991, at her home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with Solon Bailey, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She will lie in state at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Blooming Grove until noon Sunday.

She was a Special Education Specialist in the San Antonio Independent School District for 10 years; a trustee for the Blooming Grove Independent School District for 12 years; a member of the Advisory Board for Special Education for the Freestone-Navarro Bi-District Committee and a member for 16 years of the North Central Texas Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in the fund-raising division.

Survivors include her husband, Don Von Hoffman; daughter Abigayle, von Hoffman of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Tammy von Hoffman of Blooming Grove; son and daughter-in-law, Lt. Michael and Allyson von Hoffman of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter and son-in-law, Sarah Jane and Jeffrey Frazier of Arlington, Texas; parents, M. Kurfees and Millie Pullias of Laguna Park, Texas; two grandsons; and three granddaughters.

Pallbearers will be Jim Owens, Jake Melton, Rick Saunders, Kenneth Southard, Robert Kramer, Kent Ferrell, Phillip Story and Bud Moore.

Memorial donations may be directed to the Library Fund of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ.

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Vallee Tatt Kagler
Nov 5, 1906 - Nov 16, 1991

Vallee Tatt Kagler

Vallee Tatt Kagler, 85, of Corsicana, died Nov. 16, 1991, at St. Paul’s Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Rodney Bancroft and Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

He was a veteran of World War 11 and retired from Central Power and Light of Corpus Christi in 1968.

He was preceded in death by his firs wife, Dora Nettie Collier, and his daughter, Mary Ann Emmons.

Survivors include his wife, Lora Thompson Kagler of Corsicana; his son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy and Joan Kagler of Victoria, Texas; two grandchildren, De Ann Kagler and Carroll Campbell; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Jackie McGraw, Billy Wayne McGraw, Mac McGraw, Charlie Collier, Ted Anderson and Wayne Nelson.

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Billie George King
Sep 2, 1921 - Feb 11, 1983

Billie G. King

Billie G. King, 58, of Dallas and former resident of Blooming Grove, died Friday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.

Graveside service is Sunday, 2:30 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with the Rev. David Mosser and Rev. Gary Torin officiating.

Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Lucille Batton, of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jo Ann Williams, of Harlingen; and one brother, Bassett King, of Marshall.

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Melvin Chesley "Chess" Kitchens
Mar 23, 1915 - Feb 1, 1983

M.C. (Chess) Kitchens

M. C. (Chess) Kitchens, 67, of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday at Harris Hospital in Fort Worth following a short illness.

Service is Thursday, 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. The Rev. David Fortner will officiate. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

The body will lie in state at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove until service time.

Arrangements are with Blooming Grove Funeral Home.

He was a veteran of World War 11 and operated a backhoe service in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Kitchens, of Blooming Grove; two sons and two daughters-in-law, Bill and Paula Kitchens and Don and Nancy Kitchens, all of Fort Worth; three grandsons; five brothers, Les Kitchens, of Barry, Tommie Kitchens, of Ennis, Charlie Kitchens, Harvey Kitchens, and N. A. Kitchens, all of Mansfield; three sisters, Mary Barham and Perley Lile, both of Mansfield, and Ellie Meek, of Cleburne.

Pallbearers are Beauford Farish, C. C. Lusk, Clyde Lusk, Billy Butler, Bobby Armstrong, James Edwin Watson, Loyd Gowan, Charlie Smith, Jim Wilson, Wayne Nelson, Jack Ellison and Jackie Farish.

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Anna Lue Kupper
Jun 10, 1924 - Sep 12, 1995

Anna Lue Kupper

Anna Lue Kupper, 71, of Itasca, died Sept. 12, 1995, in Hillsboro.

Services were held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Larry Maddox officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Mrs. Kupper was born June 10, 1924, in Mexia.

She is survived by her sister, Leona Conner of Itasca; her brother, Tracy L. Kupper of Big Spring, several nieces and nephews.

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Leeda May (Elmore) Kupper
Jul 4, 1896 - Apr 25, 1984

Leeda Kupper

BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Jake “Leeda” Kupper, 87, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday in Itasca.

Service is 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Billy Sewell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was a native of Hamiland Springs, Tenn. and had lived in Blooming Grove since 1942. She was also a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Tracy L. Kupper of Big Spring; two daughters, Mrs. Leona Conner of Itasca and Miss Anna Lue Kupper of Blooming Grove; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Kelton L. Kupper, Kyle B. Kupper, Charles G. Conner, Kenneth H. Johnson, Jr., Leroy Briers and Joe R. Cunningham.

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Clara C. (Capps) Satterwhite
Oct 25, 1921 - Jan 21, 1984

Clara Satterwait

Clara Satterwait, 62, of Corsicana died Saturday.

Funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, Dean Satterwait, Corsicana; four sons, Joey Satterwait, Corsicana, Earl, Martin and Donnie Satterwait of Houston; three daughters, Billie Chapman, Corsicana, Mary Cadillac, Milwaukee, Wis., and Clara Fern, Henderson; two sisters, Ruth Benson, Lubbock, and Annie May Kennedy, Longview; 16 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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Edgar William Bearden
Nov 14, 1919 - Sep 9, 1980

E. W. (Edgar) Bearden

E. W. (Edgar) Bearden, 60, of Powell, died Tuesday night at the University of Texas Health Center in Tyler.

Service is Friday, 10 a.m. Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial follows at Red Hill Cemetery at Brownsboro.

Survivors include his wife, Lois Bearden, of Powell; two sons, Dale Bearden and Billy Wayne Bearden, both of Powell; one daughter, Mrs. Annie Upchurch, of Midlothian; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Harvey Bearden, of Athens, and Everett Bearden and Billy Bearden, both of Dallas; two sisters, Norma McGee, of Dallas, and Mrs. Iva McCullough, of Miami.

Pallbearers are Alton Thomason, C. W. McClenden, Royce Bancroft, Sonny Bancroft and Jude Perry.

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Robbie Leola (Rutherford) Coker
Aug 2, 1897 - Sep 2, 1966

Sunday Rites For Mrs. Coker

Funeral services for Mrs. Joe L. (Robbie) Coker, 69, of 1728 West Seventh Avenue, who died suddenly early Friday morning, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist Church of which she had long been an active member. Burial will be in Fairview cemetery at Hubbard.

Mrs. Coker was a native of Pursley and was a long-time resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, Billy Coker, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. C. S. McClanahan, Corsicana and Mrs. Bill Radford, Mexia; four sisters, Mrs. Odis Morgan and Mrs. Ralph Norvell, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Earl Wilson, Dallas and Mrs. Grady Woodfin, El Paso; mother, Mrs. Pamela Davis Rutherford, Corsicana; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jake Cook, Barney Cook, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. G. T. Denson, Paul Robinson, Roy Bristow, Neil Harris and K. R. Cummins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Sep 3, 1966
  • Fairview cemetery, Hubbard, Texas
  • w/o Joe L. Coker married Jan. 2, 1916 d/o Robert Lee Rutherford and Pamela (Davis) Rutherford
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Andy Rusty “Ruff” Tickle
Dec 15, 1888 - Sep 27, 1961

A. R. Tickle Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

A. R. (Ruff) Tickle, 72, native of Purdon, 920 South Seventh Street, died in Baylor hospital in Dallas late Wednesday afternoon. He was a policeman many years ago.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. J. M. Harris, Corsicana; three grandchildren, a brother, Robert Tickle, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Addie Kennemore, Purdon, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be N. C. Kennemore, A. Kennemore, J. W. Murray, J. W. Cranford, Rufus Nutt and J. M. Harris.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 28, 1961
  • h/o Iowa (Halbrook) Tickle buried at Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Tx. father of Peggy Jean (Tickle) Harris s/o Robert M. Tickle and Permelia Ann “Amelia” (Parson) Hughes-Tickle-Hughes
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Addie Mae (Tickle) Kennemore
Jan 7, 1883 - Aug 8, 1975

Mrs. Kennemore

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Addie Kennemore, 92, resident of Purdon who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Fred Raney will officiate and burial will be at Younger cemetery.

She was a native of Purdon and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, N. C. Kennemore, David Kennemore, L. H. Kennemore all of Purdon and Andy M. Kennemore of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Lorene French of Dallas, six grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include David Kennemore, Allen Kennemore, Donny Wiggins, Albert Wendland, Richard Stroup and Clarence French.

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Ora Allie (Cox) Jones
May 13, 1903 - Jan 22, 1984

Ora Jones

MARLIN—Ora Jones, 80, died at a Marlin hospital Sunday. She was a former resident of Bazette.

Service is 1 p.m. Tuesday at Adams Funeral Home here with the Rev. Thomas Bramlett officiating. Burila will be in Bazette Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Jones was born May 13, 1903, in Limestone County. She married Oliver E. Jones in 1917 in Bazette. He died in 1968.

She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and of the First Assembly of God Church in Marlin.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Burnie Martin of Corsicana and Mrs. Louis Sisk of McKinney; one son, Gene Jones of Marlin; one foster son, Roger Dale McCoy; four brothers, W. D. Sessions and Isaac Jones of Marlin; Jack Sessions of McKinney; and Charlie Jones of Belton; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

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Bluford Wesley Simpson
Nov 1, 1864 - Feb 21, 1954

B. W. Simpson Dies Sunday Morning

B. W. Simpson, 89, retired farmer and former cemetery caretaker, died early Sunday morning.

Graveside rites were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Richland cemetery where interment was made.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Billy Baggett, pastor of the Richland Baptist church.

A native of Leon county, Texas, Simpson came to Navarro county in 1900 and was caretaker of the Richland cemetery for a number of years. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, A. W. Simpson, Richland; a step-daughter, Mrs. Lillie Evans, Calvert; a half-sister, Mrs. Ginnie C. Love, California; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Oliver Will Wilson, H. L. Murphrey, M. M. Frost, E. S. Buchanan and W. L. Hendon.

Griffin directed.

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Bessie Hazel (Burns) Anglin
Jan 27, 1930 - Sep 14, 1980

Hazel Anglin

Mrs. Hazel Burns Anglin, 50, of Angus, died Sunday night at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Service is Tuesday, 11 a.m. at Richland Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronald Nelms officiating.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial follows at Richland cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Allyn Anglin, of Angus; two daughters, Caroline Anglin and Lisa Anglin, both of Angus; one brother Ray Burns, of Temple; and one sister, Helen Derting of Aurora.

Pallbearers are S. F. Herod, Douglas Tidwell, Marvin White, Jim Adams, Kenneth Martin and Buddy Black.

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Nova “Novie” (Ellis) Burns
Mar. 7, 1906 - Oct. 27, 1950

Mrs. Novie Burns Dies At Richland

Mrs. Novie Burns, 44, died at the family residence in Richland Friday night.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but will probably be held Monday from the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. B. Fowler and Rev. J. M. Cloud.

The family has resided in Richland 27 years.

Surviving are her husband, C. L. Burns, Richland; a son, Roy J. Burns, U. S. Air Forces; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Jean Berting, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. A. M. Anglin, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Anderson and Mrs. Mary F. Cleveland, both of Richland; two brothers, Earl Ellis, Trinidad and Elmer Ellis, Fort Worth.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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Mrs. Novie Burns Rites On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Novie Burns, 44 who died Friday night at her home in Richland, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial was in the Richland cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Fowler and Rev. J. M. Cloud.

Mrs. Burns had resided in Richland 27 years.

Surviving are her husband, C. L. Burns, Richland; a son, Roy J. Burns, U. S. Air Force; two daughters, Mrs. Billie Jean Berting, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. A. M. Anglin, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Anderson, Richland and Mrs. Mary F. Cleveland, Waco; two brothers, Earl Ellis, Trinidad, and Elmer Ellis, Fort Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jim Bosley, Gaston Allen, James Glass, Storley Chism, and Jack White.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Calvin Lafayette Burns
Jul 31, 1890 - Aug 15, 1970

Calvin Burns Dies Saturday

Calvin L. Burns, 80, of Richland, died Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital. He was a veteran of World War 1.

Funeral services will be held today at 3 p.m. at the Richland Baptist Church under direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

The Revs. J. E. Deming and Robert Shults will officiate. Burial will be in Richland cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Ray Burns of Sherman; two daughters, Mrs. Hazel Anglin of Angus and Mrs. Helen Derting of Rhone; two brothers, Oscar Burns of Corsicana and Olin Burns of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Alice Phillips of Odessa; eight grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bo Griffin, Starley Chisim, Raymond Livingston, David Smirly, Elmer Lansford and J. H. Wiggley.

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Maude Roberta (Bolin) Woodruff
Jan 20, 1893 - Oct 28, 1979

Maude Woodruff

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Maude Bolen Woodruff, 86, of San Antonio and former resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in San Antonio. The Rev. James E. Shuler will officiate, and burial will be in the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

She was born Jan. 20, 1893, in Ringgold, Ga., and moved to Drane when she married Joseph Bennett Woodruff on Dec. 16, 1914. She later moved to Corsicana. She was a member of the Woodmen Circle and a member of the Methodist church. She was a Sunday school and music teacher.

Survivors include a son-in-law, Col Walter F. Moody, of San Antonio: a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Woodard Moody, of San Antonio; three grandsons, Maj. Keith F. Moody and Bryan Preston Moody, both of San Antonio, Gerald Bennett Moody, of Lincolnwood, Ill.; three granddaughters, Mary Loud Moody, Debra Roberts Moody and Kate Moody, all of San Antonio; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Thomas Smith Hooser, Jr.
Jul 28, 1926 - May 28, 1997

Thomas S. Hooser, Jr.

Funeral services for Thomas S. Hooser, Jr., 70, of Swanson Hill Community will be today at 2 p.m. at Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Dick Moody officiating. Burial will follow in Frost Cemetery, under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Mr. Hooser died Thursday night at Memorial Mother Francis Hospital in Palestine. He was born July 28, 1926 in Ellis County to Thomas Smith Hooser, Sr. and Martha Haden Hooser, Mr. Hooser was a veteran of WW11 serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was involved in farming and ranching in Navarro and Ellis counties, worked for the State Department, State of Texas and was a journalist for the Lufkin Dailey News, and KTRE T.V. in Lufkin.

Mr. Hooser was a member of Frost Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Charles H. Hooser.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Brittain Hooser of Swanson Hill Community, a sister-in-law, Nedra Moore Hooser of Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Arrangements by Bailey and Foster Funeral Home of Palestine.

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Marguerite Eliose (Maggard) Ray
Feb 4, 1918 - Nov 15, 1991

Marguerite M. Ray

Marguerite Maggard Ray, 73, of Midland, died Nov. 15, 1991, in Midland.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in the Pattison Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 4, 1918, in Emhouse, where she grew up. She met Garvis Ray in Emhouse and they were married Oct. 21, 1936, in Mesquite. They lived in Emhouse until 1946, when they moved to West Texas. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Midland.

Survivors include her husband Charles Garvis Ray of Midland; one son, Charles Ray of Midland; one daughter, Kathy Davenport of Arlington; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Larry Bell, Gordon Marcum, Alvie Ray, Tommy Coates, Bubba Herod, Liston Herod and James Luther.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Midland.

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Robert Franklin Duncan, Rev.
Dec 20, 1878 - Nov 19, 1957

Rev. R. F. Duncan Dies In Dallas

Rev. Robert Franklin Duncan, 78, Baptist minister, died in Dallas Tuesday. He was a native of Tennessee.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are a son, L. R. Duncan, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. D. K. Goforth, Dallas; two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother F. M. Duncan, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. T. L. Reynolds, Lancaster, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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David W. Franzke
Oct 27, 1979 - Oct 27, 1979

David Franzke

Services for David Wayne Franzke, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Franzke, are pending at Griffin Funeral Home. The Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be in Dresden cemetery.

Survivors include his parents; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bob Buchanan, of Austin, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Donna Franzke, of LaGrange, Ohio.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Betty Ann (Butler) Albach
Sep 10, 1959 - Sep 12, 1995

Betty Albach

Betty Albach, 36, of Corsicana , died Sept. 12, 1995, at her residence.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Dresden cemetery, with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Services are under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Mrs. Albach was born Sept. 10, 1959 in Monohans.

She is survived by her son, Shawn Albach of San Antonio; her daughter, Stephanie of Houston, her parents, Jackie and Bob Butler of Corsicana; her grandmother, Addie Pearl Johnson of Dresden; two brothers, George Drake of Corsicana and Steven Drake of Monohans; and three sisters, Pam Davis of Corpus Christi, Lilieus Owens of Corpus Christi and Christine Butler of Corsicana.

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David Audie Wilson
Jul 14, 1917 - Jun 18, 1998

David Audie Wilson

David Audie Wilson, 80, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, June 18, 1998, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with B. F. Risinger, Jr. and Harold Scott officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Visitation is 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Freddy Thomas, Rick Thomas, Kipp Thomas and Lee Thomas.

Mr. Wilson was born in Kerens on July 14, 1917. He retired in 1983 from Dallas Plumbing Company after 25 years. He was a deacon at Rylie First Baptist Church.

Mr. Wilson is survived by Lura Mae Wilson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Danny Addington of Clayton, Okla.; brother, Roy Lee Wilson of Chickasha, Okla.; grandchildren, Leah Edwards of Dallas, Melodee Murphy of Garland, Amy Addington of Garland, Misty Murphy of Laguna Hills, Calif.; and great grandchild, Baylee Burns of Garland.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Walter Raymond Cottongame
May 10, 1934 - Sep 13, 1995

Walter R. Cottongame

Walter “Cotton” R. Cottongame, 61, of Aubrey, Krugerville, died Sept. 13, 1995, at his residence.

Visitation will be held from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at Mulkey-Mason/Jack Schmitz and Son Funeral Home in Denton.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Dawson Cemetery with Rev. Elmer Gracy officiating.

Mr. Cottongame was born May 8, 1934, in Purdon. He was a member of the Baptist church and was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps. He was self-employed truck driver.

He is survived by his wife, Rose P. Cottongame of Aubrey, Krugerville; his daughter, Julie Kelley of Aubrey, Krugerville; his son, Kenneth Ray Cottongame of Mexia; two sisters, Ruth Horn of Hubbard and Billie Horn of Moore, Okla.; two brothers, Franklin Cottongame of Fort Worth and Clyde Cottongame of Dawson; and two grandchildren.

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