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Trudye Matt Jean
abt 1920 - Jun 25, 1993

Trudye Matt Jean, 73, of Houston, died June 25, 1993, at Northwest Medical Center in Houston.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
The family will receive visitors at the funeral home from 3 to 5 p.m.
Sunday.

She was a former resident of Corsicana.

Survivors include two sons, G. Wayne Jean of Houston and George V. Jean of McAllen; one daughter, Kathy Jean Hurt of Houston; one sister, Willene McKibben of Pearland; and nine grandchildren.

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

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Aubrey Smith
Sep 20, 1917 - Jun 27, 1993

Aubrey Smith, 75, of Corsicana, Nursing Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 20, 1917. He graduated from Corsicana High school in 1936, and married Eva Mitchell on Sept. 15, 1940. He worked for Sears and Roebuck from 1954 to 1971, and served as an investigator in the district attorney's office from Feb. 1, 1972 to June 5, 1977. He retired as Navarro County justice of the peace Precinct 1 Place 1, on Dec. 31, 1988, having served 12 years in that office. He was a 32 Degree Mason. He had a heart attack and bypass surgery in July 1986, and suffered a stroke in May of 1993.

Survivors include his wife, Eva Smith of Corsicana; one daughter, Karla Brady of Corsicana; one grandson, Jason Scoggins of Corsicana; and three brothers, B.J. Smith of Corsicana, Elmer Smith of Forney and Jack Smith of Dallas.

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J. T. McKee
Mar 25, 1920 - July 12, 1993

J.T. McKee, 73, of Corsicana died July 12, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born March 25, 1920, in Edna, Texas. He was a former employee of the Cotten Mill and had retired from U.S. Gypsum.

He was preceded in death by his son, Marcus McKee.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie McKee of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Sandra McKee Maines of Garland; one sister, Lucille Stevens of Valley Mills, Texas; one brother, Buck McKee of Bellmead; two granddaughters, Rachel McKee of Missouri City and Rebecca McKee of Comanche; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Maines, Jessie Richards, Otto Smith, Charles Barnaby, Eillard Ellington and Joe Stretches.

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Emily Sue (Curington) McGinnis
Sep 29, 1959 - Jul 16, 1993

Emily Sue Curington McGinnis, 33, of Corsicana, died July 16, 1993.

Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday in the First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Sept. 19, 1959, in Corsicana, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Jane Burkett Curington.

Survivors include her husband, Matt McGinnis of Corsicana; one daughter, Jennifer McGinnis of Corsicana; one son, Wesley McGinnis of Corsicana; her father and his wife, Paul W. and Harriett Curington of Corsicana; two sisters, Sally Martinez of San Antonio and Amy Curington of Dallas; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Chip Curington, David Curington, James Curington, Phil Curington, Dr. Joe Burkett, Jeff Burkett, Michael Kaster and Roy Laurence.

Friends desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the Hospice of Mercy, 500 W. Third Ave., Suite No. 2, Corsicana; the Memorial Fune, c/o First United Memorial Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 1236, Corsicana, TX, 75151.

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Vernon V. Flanagan
Jun 26, 1915 - Jul 30, 1993

Vernon V. Flanagan, 78, a lifetime resident of Navarro County and retired businessman, died July 30, 1993, in the home of his son in Corsicana. He was born June 26, 1915.

For many years, he owned and operated V's Cafe with his wife, Louise Holloway Flanagan. During the 1950s, many celebrities and dignitaries stopped and ate at V's when traveling between Dallas and Houston when Highway 75 was the main highway.

Over the next two decades, he owned and operated several other restaurants and motels, including the Navarro Hotel, Western Inn and Hill's Restaurant in San Marcos after marrying Bessie Saunders in 1965.

After retiring from the restaurant business, he spent the rest of his days taking care of his cattle and enjoying his grandchildren. He was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise; son, Jerry Don; brother, E.C. Flanagan; and sister, Ruby Randal.

Survivors include one son, Joe Flanagan of Corsicana; one daughter, Nancy Howard of Corsicana; two grandsons, Paul Flanagan of Corsicana and David Howard of Dallas; two granddaughters, Christi Howard and Paula Flanagan Platt, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Willie Mae Crawford and Jewel Robinson, both of Corsicana; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Russell Bankes of the Church of Christ, William Honea and Johnny Walters officiating. The family will receive visitors at Corley Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Pallbearers will be Burl Dubose, Charles McCory, Carmack Watkins, Johnny Walters, Lee Holsey, Jack Pillans and J.T. Magness.

Honorary pallbearers will be Travis Brown, Lester Jones, Ed Whisnant, Larry Flynn and Jackie Grace.

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Cora L. Henderson
Dec 26, 1904 - Aug 2, 1993

Cora L. Henderson, 83, of Corsicana died Aug. 2, 1993, in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Dec. 26, 1904, in Roane. She was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rufus C. Henderson.

Survivors include one son, Rufus C. Henderson of Duncanville; two sisters, Barbara Chitwood and Mary Hillhouse, both of Corsicana; one brother, Aubrey Lyons of Duncan, Okla.; one granddaughter, Peggy Bishop of Rockwall; one grandson, Larry Henderson of Chicago, Ill.; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Phil Bishop, Larry Henderson, Fred Richards Sr., Fred Richards Jr., John Richards, Sam Hillhouse, Norman Freeman and Slim Bolen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Baptist Church.

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Edmond D. Perteet
Aug 7, 1874 - Jun  15, 1950

Funeral Rites For E. D. Perteet Held Saturday

Funeral rites for E. D. Perteet, 75, who died at his home in Pursley Friday with a heart attack were held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Union High cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. E. Nunn.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Nokes, Corsicana; Mrs. F. O. Davis, Waxahachie and Mrs. Clarence Doffee, Dawson; five grandchildren, a brother, William Perteet, Dawson, and a sister, Mrs. Emmett Hardy, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Thomas Dyer, Leslie Warren, Ira Davis, W. E. Dyer, Arthur Murray and Edward Scoggins.

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Chester Moses Hobbs
Mar 19, 1896 - Jul 15, 1950

Chester M. Hobbs Dies Saturday Of Heart Attack

Chester M. Hobbs, 54, was found dead in bed at his home in Rice Saturday morning.

He had complained of chest pains Friday night. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Hobbs, Rice; a daughter, Kay Hobbs; a son, Jack Hobbs, both of Rice; four sisters, Mrs. T. W. Neal, Fort Worth; Mrs. H. C. Cassels, Rice; Mrs. M. E. Medford, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Manco Cassels, Ferris; two brothers, E. E. Hobbs, Rice, and W. E. Hobbs, Raymondville, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Methodist church in Rice. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. R. E. Ray.

McCammon Funeral Home directs.

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Chester M. Hobbs Funeral Rites Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Chester M. Hobbs, 54, found dead of a heart attack in bed at his home in Rice early Saturday, was held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. E. Ray. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Hobbs; a daughter, Kay Hobbs; a son, Jack Hobbs, all of Rice; four sisters, Mrs. T. W. Neal, Fort Worth; Mrs. H. C. Cassels, Rice; Mrs. M. E. Medford, Wichita Falls; and Mrs. Manco Cassels, Ferris; two brothers, E. E. Hobbs, Rice, and W. E. Hobbs, Raymondville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. E. McWilliams, Jester Pittman, Herbert Bailey, W. C. Mahaley, Dow Mahaley, J. K. Bradley, Dannie Fitzgerald, Ira Cardwell and Harian Swafford.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Joseph Elbert “Joe” Woods
Sep 22, 1899 - Sep 18, 1949

Corsicana Native Died In Austin Of Heart Attack

Joe E. Woods, 49, Corpus Christi engineer, native of Corsicana, died in his hotel room in Austin Sunday.

Justice of the Peace Travis Blakeslee returned a coroner’s verdict of “death due to coronary occlusion.”

A graduate of Corsicana High School and Texas A. and M. College, Woods had been an engineer at Corpus Christi for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Woods were in Austin to enroll their daughter, Margaret Jane in the University of Texas. Woods had attended an engineering meeting at the University Sunday morning.

Mrs. Woods said she had left the hotel room to buy some medicine at the drug store. When she returned, her husband was gasping for breath. He was dead when a doctor arrived. Woods was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe E. Woods of Corsicana. His mother was Navarro County tax collector for several years.

Surviving are his wife and daughter of Corpus Christi, a sister, Mrs. John M. Cleveland, Boulder, Colo.; two aunts, Mrs. W. E. Purifoy, Corsicana, and Miss Annie T. Smith, Dallas, and other relatives.

The body was returned to Corpus Christi Sunday night.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday, Sep 20, 1949
  • Corpus Christi cemetery
  • WW 1
  • 1917 CHS graduate
  • h/o Lydia Caroline (Schroeder) Woods s/o Joseph Orlando Woods and Catherine (Smith) Woods
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joseph Ewing Smith
Mar 13, 1946 - Sep 1968

Former Resident Of Corsicana Is Killed In Action

Word was received in Corsicana Saturday that Staff Sgt. Joseph E. Smith, 22, has been killed in action in Vietnam and the body will be returned here for full military rites and burial.

Sgt. Smith played football for the Corsicana High School and attended NJC. He had been in services about 2 ½ years and was in the Green Berets special forces, attached to the medical corps.

He is the son of W. H. “Bill” Smith of Dallas, formerly manager of J. C. Penney Store here for many years.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith received notification of Sgt. Smith’s death while in New Orleans to attend the national American Legion Convention. They were expected to arrive in Corsicana late Saturday night and be at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Fullerton.

No details of the death were known here by friends; only that the body would be flown to Love Field, possibly during the weekend, and Corley Funeral Home would handle arrangements.

The parents now reside in Dallas at 3415 Brinkley.

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Edwin Shelton
Feb 2, 1902 - Apr 24, 1950

Edwin Shelton Is Buried Tuesday

Funeral services for Edwin Shelton, 48, life-long resident of Henderson county, brother of Mrs. E. A. Moore of Corsicana, were held at the Cross Roads Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon. Interment was in the Willow Springs Cemetery. He died Monday at Cross Roads following an extended illness. He is also survived by three brothers.

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Kristin Michele Keally
Dec 1, 1975 - Mar 30, 1992

Kristin Keally

Kristin Michele Keally, 16, of Freestone community, died March 30, 1992.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia, with Rev. Larry Covington officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery in Freestone County.

Family will receive visitors from 1 to 2 p.m. and from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

She was born Dec. 1, 1975, in Millington, Tenn. She had lived in Freestone County for seven years. She was a Teague High School sophomore and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mexia.

Survivors include her parenst, James and Judith Keally of Freestone; two brothers, Kenneth Keally of Bryan, and Kevin Keally of Camp Lajeune, N.C.; maternal grandmother, Margaret Dietrich of Freestone; paternal grandmother, Virginia T. Keally of Pittsburg, Penn.; and several aunts and uncles.

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Mary Elizabeth (Bean) Black
Sep 27, 1928 - Mar 30, 1992

Mary Elizabeth Black

Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Black, 63, of Buffalo, died March 30, 1992 in a Bryan hospital.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Thursday in Greenwood Cemetery, with Dr. Milton Cunningham of Waco and the Rev. Henry Davenport officiating. Ricks Funeral Home in Teague is in charge of arrangements.

She was a longtime resident of Leon County and died following complications after major surgery. She was born in San Angelo and graduated from the University of Texas in Austin. She was the widow of Madisonville, banker and rancher W. D. “Dub” Black.

Survivors include two brothers, Robert F. Bean of Santa Teresa, N.M., and Richard Bean of Dallas; one sister-in-law, Sadie Jo Black of Waco; two nieces and one nephew.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Jo Marie (Robinson) Moore
Jun 10, 1949 - Mar 28, 1992

Jo Marie Moore

Jo Marie Moore, 42, of Fairfield died March 28, 1992, at Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Services were 1 p.m. Monday at First Assembly of God Church in Fairfield, with the Rev. Davis Moore and the Rev. Tom Young officiating. Burial will be in Day Cemetery in Freestone County.

She was born June 10, 1949, in Fairfield, and was a waitress at Sam’s Restaurant in Fairfield. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her husband, Harry Moore of Fairfield; one daughter, Stacey Moore of Fairfield; one son, Harry Moore, Jr. of Fairfield; her parents, Edward and Hazel Robinson of Kirvin; one brother, Allen Edward Robinson of Streetman; and two sisters, Shirley Latham of Streetman and Betty Cotton of Mexia.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 31, 1992
  • Day Cemetery, Freestone County, Tx.
  • w/o Harry Felix Moore, Sr. d/o Levi Edward Robinson and Hazel (Vondell) Robinson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Nannie Florence (Hiler) Stockard
Dec 25, 1868 - Jun 13, 1950

Mrs. I. C. Stockard Rites Thursday; Crafton Burial

Funeral services for Mrs. I. C. Stockard, 81, who died Tuesday at the family residence, 912 West Sixteenth avenue, were held Thursday from the Crafton Methodist church near Bowie. Burial was in the Crafton cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, C. I. Stockard, Crafton; T. B. Stockard, Rhome, and Ocie Stockard, Fort Worth; four daughters, Mrs. J. D. Barnes, Harlingen; Mrs. A. R. Cowart, Amarillo; Mrs. C. W. Griffis, Crafton, and Mrs. A. B. Wells, Corsicana; 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and one great-great- grandchild; a brother, George Hiler, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Ewing, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 15, 1950
  • Crafton cemetery, Crafton, Texas
  • w/o Isom Craig Stockard d/o John Henry Hiler and Melissa Jane (Thomason) Hiler buried in Lone Oak Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jarrell Dean Tidwell
Apr 30, 1927 - Jul 16, 1950

J. D. Tidwell, 23, Is Drowned In Ft. Parker Lake

Funeral services for Jarrell Dean Tidwell, 23, of Richland, who drowned in Springfield Lake, Fort Parker State Park, between Mexia and Groesbeck Sunday night, will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland. Burial will be in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. M. Cloud, pastor of the church.

Tidwell, an employee of the Texas-Miller Products, Inc., hat factory here as a hat finisher, is reported to have lost his balance while riding in a boat with Jack White, also of Richland about 7 p.m. He fell into the 15-foot deep water fully clothed and failed to come to the surface. Six boats were pressed into service for two hours before Rip McKenzie of Mexia using a grappling hook made from trot-line and chains, recovered the body about 9 p.m.

The Mexia fire department worked for 45 minutes to revive him with a pulmotor, but he was pronounced dead by Dr. J. W. Edgar of Mexia. He became the second person to drown in Springfield Lake since it was formed 14 years ago, according to Assistant Park Manager H. J. Jett.

Tidwell is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Tidwell, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. James Glass and Miss Cynthia Ann Tidwell, all of Richland; three brothers, Douglas Tidwell, Richland, Howard Tidwell, San Benito, and Joe Miller Tidwell, Richland.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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Martin Frederick Burnham
Dec 24, 1829 – Jan 08, 1916

Died.

Mr. M. F. Burnhan died at the home of W. J. Gay on January 8th. He was 86 years and 15 days old and had been a member of the Church of ever since he was a young man. He leaves five children, all of whom are members of the Church of Christ. He has seventeen grandchildren and sixteen great-grand-children, all living. All was done at his bedside that medical aid and loving hands could do but the Heavenly Father called him and now he is at rest.

He was a strong worker in the church. A large number of friends followed the remains to the cemetery. He was buried at Dresden, beside his wife, who preceded him four years ago. The funeral services were conducted by Bro. Tabel of Blooming Grove. We want to thank the many friends for their kindness. We want to say to his children, Mrs. W. J. Gay, Mrs. Sloma Shelton, Mrs. Mattie Gray, Mr. Frank Burnhan and Mr. Dan Burnhan, that our sympathy goes out to them, but oh, how sweet, the words still sound in my ears that he spoke just before he died. He said: “Do not weep, I am ready to go.”
ONE WHO LOVE HIM.

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Kenneth Michael Kennedy
Oct 18, 1985 - Jan 19, 1986

Kennedy Infant

Kenneth Michael Kennedy, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Kennedy of Corsicana, died Sunday at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

Graveside services are 4 p.m. Tuesday at Resthaven Memorial Park, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial is under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Oct. 18 in Corsicana.

Survivors include his parents; a sister, Myka Canow Kennedy of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Don C. Kennedy of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Edgar J. Black of Dallas; great-grandmothers, Mrs. Gladys Farish of Corsicana and Mrs. Annie Williams of Dallas.

The family requests that memorials go to the Children’s Medical Center, 2935 Amelia, Dallas, Texas 75235.

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Theodore R. Red
Oct 14, 1901 - Aug 23, 1977

T. R. Red

Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Westminister Presbyterian Church for Theodore R. Red, a Cedar Creek Lake resident, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Red was a retired Corsicana pharmacist who had served for many years on the board of directors of the United Presbyterian Children’s Home in Waxahachie.

Red was chairman of the board of the Citizen’s State Bank of Malakoff at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife of Cedar Creek Lake; ;one son, Ted Red of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Pat McDernett of Houston; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ray Red of San Angelo, James Red of Dallas, and Frank Red of Tacoma, Washington; and by one sister, Janice Red of Rockwall.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Garrison, Steve Sutton, Hubert Gatlin, Jr., Oliver Albritton, June Clark, and David Ralston.

The family has requested that any memorials be sent to the United Methodist Children’s home in Waxahachie.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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James Monroe Chambliss
Jul 25, 1872 - Jun 15, 1950

J. M. Chambliss Rites Are Held Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for J. M. Chambliss, 77, who died Thursday aere held Friday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Edwin F. Bohmfalk, Fort Worth and Dr. Chet C. Hanson, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Lloyd Chambliss, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. McNutt, El Paso; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. J. M. Redman; Big Spring.

Pallbearers were E. E. Hamilton, W. N. Hamilton, F. P. McCuiston, W. B. Waddell, L. M. Morton, Rex V. Bailey, J. Sam Gordon, C. B. McKinney, Jerry Roe and Chas. Hagins.

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Mary Amanda Elone “Maudie” Lee (Teague) Giles
Mar 14, 1890 - Sep 5, 1968

Giles Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Maudie Giles, 78, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Damman officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by seven sons, two daughters, and one sister.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Sep 8, 1968
  • w/o Columbus Russell “Buddy” Giles, Sr. married Nov. 13, 1904 d/o Thomas Littleton Teague and Martha Jane “Janie” (Gann) Teague
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Columbus Russell “Buddy” Giles, Sr.
Dec 25, 1882 - Jul 29, 1966

Sunday Rites For C. R. Giles

Funeral services for C. R. Giles, 83, who died at Evergreen Convalescent Home Friday, will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burch, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; seven sons, Adrian Giles, Athens; Bill Giles, Malakoff; Russell Giles, Corsicana; Frank Giles, Houston; Archie Giles, Longview, Richard Giles, Corsicana, and Levi Giles, Denton; two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Moak, Waco, and Miss Gracie Giles, Corsicana; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, two brothers, Jess Giles, Athens and Andrew Giles, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 30, 1966
  • h/o Mary Amanda Elone “Maudie” Lee (Teague) Giles married Nov. 13, 1904; s/o Isaac Bartlett “Hopper” Giles & Eliza Frances “Fannie” (Lee) Giles
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Wesley Chunn
Feb 14, 1869 - Aug 3, 1949

J. W. Chunn Rites At Dawson Friday

Funeral services for John Wesley Chunn, aged, 83, years, who died Wednesday in a Waco hospital, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday from the Dawson Methodist church in Dawson with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. J. D. Grubbs, Austin; Mrs. Ulysses Putnam, Dawson; Mrs. W.A. Shillings, Coolidge; and Mrs. Effie Loveless, Waco; three sons, E. E., R. H. and P. W. Chunn, all of Waco; 20 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Friday, August 5, 1949
  • h/o Leona Sarah (Woodall) Chunn; s/o Weston/Western Rucker Chunn & Nancy (Owens) Chunn
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Hannah Isabell (Cook) Etheridge
Sep 16, 1858 - Oct 23, 1931

NATIVE NAVARRO COUNTY DIED HERE FRIDAY EVENING

Mrs. H. I. Etheridge, aged 73 years, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana for the past nine years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. A. P. Fletcher, `0`7 North Twentieth street, Friday night at 6:45 o’clock following a lingering illness, and the funeral will be held from the Kerens Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in the Kerens cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Kerens church.

Mrs. Etheridge had been a member of the Oak Grove Baptist church for more than 40 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. W. L. Dickard, Roswell, N.M.; Mrs. Fletcher, Mrs. Fred Summerall all of Corsicana; two sons, Frank Etheridge, Arp, and Abb Etheridge Corsicana; and a brother, Steve Cook, Jacksonville.

Pallbearers will be T. B. Kirkham, J. E. Norris, Elbert Harris, Dick Etheridge, W. J. Deer, and Jime McManus.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley funeral home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 24, 1931
  • Not sure buried here—obit says Kerens cemetery-Death cert. says Kerens, Tx. – children are buried at Oak Grove
  • w/o Amos Joseph/Jefferson Etheridge
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED AT KERENS ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Hanna Etheridge, aged 73 years, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana for the past nine years, died at 1017 North Twentieth street Friday night after a lingering illness and the funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church of Kerens Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Kerens cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Kerens church.

Mrs. Etheridge had been a member of the Oak Creek Baptist church for more than 40 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Fletcher, Mrs. Fred Summerall and Mrs. W. A. Early, all of Corsicana; two sons, Frank Etheridge, Arp, and Abb Etheridge, Corsicana; and a brother, Steve Cook, Jacksonville.

Pallbearers were T. B. Kirkham, J. E. Norris, Elbert Harris, Dick Etheridge, W. J. Deere and Jim McManus.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ezekiel Vinson Anderson
Jan 17, 1876 - Apr 11, 1931

Long-Time Kerens Community Farmer Buried on Sunday

KERENS, April 13.—(Spl.)—E. V. Anderson. age 55 years, died at his home here Saturday night shortly after 8 o’clock, of a heart attack and interment was made in the Kerens cemetery Sunday afternoon. Anderson was a long time resident, having been a farmer in the Kerens community all of his life.

The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, two brothers, W. H. Anderson and J. A. Anderson, both of Kerens, and one sister, Mrs. Sam Rowe.

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J. Otha Bancroft
Apr 1892 - Jan 19, 1931

RESIDENT POWELL BURIED IN KERENS CEMETERY TUESDAY

J. Otha Bancroft, 39, farmer, native of Alabama, resident of Powell community, died at the P. and S. hospital Monday morning at 9 o’clock after an illness of several months, and the funeral was held in Kerens Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, Kerens Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, three children and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Powell News.

Otho Bancroft, who has been critically sick for several weeks, died Monday in a Corsicana hospital and was buried in the Kerens cemetery Tuesday afternoon. He leaves a wife and three children.

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James R. Andolsek
Sep 17, 1928 - Sep 30, 1993

James R. Andolsek

James R. Andolsek, 65, of Malakoff died Sept. 30, 1993, in Athens.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Kerens City Cemetery. Mr. Jimmy Glenn will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

He is preceded in death by one step-son, Allen Beasley.

Survivors include his wife Annie Andolsek of Malakoff; one step-daughter, Rita Fields of Kerens; one step-son, Don Beasley of Fort Worth; one sister, Beverly Spear; two brothers, Thomas George Andolsek and Edward Matthew Andolsek; and six step-children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 2, 1993
  • h/o Annie Mae (Horne) Beasley-Andolsek; s/o Edward Matthew Andolsek, Sr. & Marie (Pontoni) Andolsek both born in Yugoslavia
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Centennial “Tennie” (Wallace) Alderman
Nov 1, 1876 - Apr 26, 1950

Mrs. Alderman Dies Wednesday; Funeral Friday

Mrs. L. A. Alderman, 73, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at her home, Route 1, Corsicana, near Drane, Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Friday at 3p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the Seventh and James Baptist Church, Waco, formerly of Corsicana.

Surviving are a son, Ray Alderman, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Owen Beaman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Orville Bobo, Odessa; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Alderman was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Herman Slaughter, Grady Thomas, Elmer Freeman, Roy Bunch, Frank Coley and Emmett Dosser.

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Alma Lou (Herrin) Ward
Sep 1, 1875 - Jun 16, 1945

MRS. J. S. WARD OF JESTER DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. J. S. Ward, aged 69 years, native of Georgia, but long-time resident of the Jester community, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Saturday morning.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed at press hour Saturday afternoon. The rites will be held from the Jester church with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. Ward, Jester; eight sons, S. C. Ward, Purdon; Jodie Ward, Kerens; Jimmie Ward, Los Angeles, Calif.; Luther Ward Levelland; Eddie Ward, Purdon; Edgar Ward, Los Angeles, Calif.; Roy and Leonard Ward, both in the U. S. Army; two daughters, Mrs. Bertie Woodard, Dallas, and Mrs. Lillie P. Ivie, Corsicana, four brothers, W. E. Herring, Winona; L. L. Herring, Ida, Okla.; R. H. Herring, Purdon, and V. L. Herring, Mexia; a sister, Mrs. Maudie Denton, Dallas, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 16, 1945
Submitted by Diane Richards

FUNERAL PLANS ARE STILL INCOMPLETE FOR MRS. J. S. WARD

Funeral arrangements for Mrs. J. S. Ward, aged 69 years, of the Jester community, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning, had not been completed Monday afternoon at press hour, but will probably be held Tuesday afternoon at the Jester church. Interment will be in the Campbell cemetery near Drane.

Surviving are her husband, J. S. Ward, Jester; eight sons, S. C. Ward, Purdon; Jodie Ward, Kerens; Jimmie Ward, Los Angeles, Calif.; Luther Ward, Levelland; Eddie Ward, Purdon; Edgar Ward, Los Angeles, Calif.; Roy And Leonard Ward, both in the U. S. Army; two daughters, Mrs. Bertie Woodard, Dallas, and Mrs. Lillie P. Ivie, Corsicana; four brothers, W. B. Herring, Winona; L. L. Herring, Purdon, and V. L. Herring, Mexia; a sister, Mrs. Maudie Denton, Dallas, and a number of grandchildren, and great-grand children and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

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Joe Sephus Ward
Dec 9, 1880 - Jun 16, 1950

J.S. Ward Rites Are Held Here Saturday 3 P. M.

Funeral services for Joe S. Ward, 69, of Purdon, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday night, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Tumlinson and Rev. W. H. Bradbury.

A native of Cherokee county, he had resided near Purdon 40 years.

Surviving are seven sons, Sammie Ward, Purdon; Jodie Ward, Kerens; Luther Ward, Levelland; Edgar Ward, Pasadena, Calif.; Eddie Ward, Purdon; Roy Ward, Corsicana, and Leonard Ward, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Bertie Woodard, Dallas, and Mrs. R. N. Ivie, Corsicana; 28 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, six sisters, Mrs. W. M. Turner, Purdon; Mrs. Ada Stone, Houston; Mrs. Alice Hanson, Stamford; Mrs. Carrie Franks, Muleshoe; Mrs. Emma Robins, Orlando, Okla., and Mrs. Ida Parker, Corsicana.

Sons were pallbearers.

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Mattie Ruth (Owen) Huling
Jun 21, 1905 - Mar 31, 1992

Ruth Owen Huling

Ruth Owen Huling, 86, of Emhouse, died March 31, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

She was born June 21, 1905, in Emhouse, and had lived in Emhouse all her life. She was a housewife and a member of First Methodist Church of Emhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Swint Huling, and one son, Robert Owen Huling.

Survivors include one sister, Nancy Johnson of Emhouse; one brother, Alvin Owen of Italy; and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Ruth Owen Huling

Ruth Owen Huling, 86, of Emhouse, died March 31, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Jim Jone and the Rev. Kenneth Bass officiating. Burial will be in the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home between 6 and 8 p.m. Wednesday.

She was born June 21, 1905, in Emhouse, and had lived in Emhouse all of her life. She was a housewife and a member of First Methodist church of Emhouse.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Swint Huling, and one son, Robert Owen Huling.

Survivors include one sister, Nancy Johnson of Emhouse; one brother, Alvin Owen of Italy; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Owen, Charles Johnson, George Richards, Nelson German, Thomas Clark, Calvin Drain and Max Barnes, Jr.

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Martha (Haden) Hooser
Nov 5, 1901 - Oct 25, 1992

Martha H. Hooser

Martha Haden Hooser, 90, of Frost died Oct. 25, 1992.

Services were 3 p.m. Monday at the Frost Baptist Church, with Dale Rose officiating. Burial was in Frost Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Nov. 5, 1901.

Survivors include two sons, Charlie Hooser of Corsicana, and Thomas Smith Hooser of Palestine; one sister, Frances Vandiver of Joshua; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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Richard Joseph Mimms
Jan 5, 1957 - Jan 19, 1986

Richard Joseph

Richard Joseph, 29, of Beaumont, died Sunday at Richmond, Texas.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Mims of Beaumont; a brother, Dan Mimms, of Beaumont; his grandmother, Mrs. Joe Bruner of Duncanville.

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Sarah Jane "Sallie" (Easley) Moore
Feb 10, 1875 - Jul. 31, 1949

Mrs. S. J. Moore Of Blooming Grove Buried On Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 4.--(Spl)--Mrs. Sarah Jane Moore, 74, died at her home here Sunday morning with a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock from the First Christian church. The rites were conducted by Fred McClung, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, Corsicana. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Moore was a native of Tennessee, but had resided her many years. She was the widow of the late James A. Moore and had made her home with a sister-in-law, Mrs. Berta Moore, here.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. D. F. McFarland, Trinidad; Mrs. R. R.
Riggs, Purdon, and Mrs. Neal Marshall, Dallas; a son, Nathaniel Moore, Leveland; 19 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, three sisters, a brother, and a number of other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Friday, August 5, 1949
  • w/o James Aiken "Jim" Moore d/o John W. Easley and Mary Bell (unk) Easley
  • Monument says death Aug. 31, 1949 but she really died July 31, 1949 per death certificate and Newspaper obit
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jonas L. Lewis
Mar 1, 1877 - Aug 3, 1949

J. L. Lewis Rites Thursday; Burial Blooming Grove

J. L. Lewis, former resident of Blooming Grove died in a Jacksonville hospital Wednesday. He had resided at Bullard for the past 25 years.

Funeral services were held at Bullard Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Hollingsworth of Blooming Grove.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Aug 5, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Edward "Ed" Spain
Mar 29, 1872 - Sep 16, 1949

Ed Spain Buried At Blooming Grove Sunday Afternoon

Funeral Services for Ed Spain 77, retired farmer, who died at his home in Blooming Grove Friday morning, were held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy L. Felder, pastor.

Native of Alabama, Spain had resided in Navarro county since 1893 and lived at Eureka before moving to Blooming Grove.

Survivors are his wife of Blooming Grove; two sons, Robert Spain, Houston, and Jessy Spain , Odessa; three daughters, Mrs. Vera Bright, Houston; Mrs. R. L. Martin, Rankin and Mrs. W. B. Reed, Odessa; two brothers, R. O. Spain, Corsicana, and Jim Spain, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Curtis, Telico; Mrs. Lula Marler, Hobart, Okla.; Mrs. Mattie Weatherall and Mrs. Lillis Snyder, both of Kilgore, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Grantum, Hollis Pitts, Ernest Martin, Lloyd Simpson, Buster Warren and G. A. Patterson.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Tuesday, Sep 20, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lee Ella (Tipping) Garrison
Aug 16, 1904 - Mar 31, 1992

Lee Ella Garrison

Lee Ella Garrison, 87, of Euless, died March 31, 1992, at Harris Methodist Hospital in Euless.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church in Euless. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. The body will lie in state at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Dan Williams and Sarah Collins will officiate at the services.

She was a former resident of Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one son, Robert D. Garrison of California; two daughters, Ina Ruth Garrison of France, Norma Lively of Euless; two brothers, Ocie Tipping of Snyder and Gerald Tipping; 11 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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William Grady Morris
Sep 6, 1910 - Nov 17, 1991

William Grady Morris

William Grady (WG) Morris, 81, of Corsicana, died Nov. 17, 1991, at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors include his wife, Callie Morris of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Carl Wayne and Joyce Morris of Corsicana; one brother, Jack Morris of Corsicana; one sister Judy Gawan; four granddaughters, Cindy McElwrath, Becky Hollingsworth, and Susan Erwin, all of Corsicana, and Shannon Morris of Atlanta; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Neil Crawford, Clifford Hawkins, Will Hashop, Virgil Scrimshire, Bill Barnes and Jack Humphries.

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Prince Helen (Barclay) Andrews
Oct 5, 1927 - Jul 14, 1974

Mrs. Andrews

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. H. L. (Helen) Andrews, 46, resident of Navarro Mills, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. James L. Densman and Rev. Mickey Loftis were to officiate, with burial to be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a native of Arkansas and a member of Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, H. L. Andrews of Navarro Mills; two sons, Homer Andrews and Danny Andrews both of Navarro Mills; two daughters, Mrs. Robbie Jordan and Elizabeth Andrews both of Navarro Mills.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Jacob Jackson “Jake” Miller
Apr 21, 1889 - Dec 15, 1972

J. J. Miller

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for J. J. (Jake) Miller, 83, of Corsicana who died Friday at Mel Haven Nursing Home. Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, with burial to follow at Hamilton Cemetery.

He was a native of Dawson, a retired employe of the Texas Power and Light Co. and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. J. J. Miller of Corsicana; three sons, Spence Miller of Dallas, Roy Miller of Corsicana, and John M. Miller of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Phinny of Plainview and Mrs. J. M. Bowman of Houston; 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. D. Wyatt, Newton Barron, Hoyte Moore, Fred Nutt, Dr. James Curington, and Fred Lee Smith.

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J. J. Miller

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral chapel for J. J. (Jake) Miller, 83, of Corsicana, who died Friday at Mel Haven Nursing Home, Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated, and burial was at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, three sons, two daughters, 10 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

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Dr. Kit William Rowe, Sr.
Mar 25, 1872 - Aug 14, 1930

PROMINENT KERENS DOCTOR DIED THERE THURSDAY MORNING

KERENS, Aug. 14.—(Spl.)—Dr. K. W. Rowe, aged 58, died in his home here about 4:15 Thursday morning. He had been a resident of Kerens since 1892. Funeral arrangements had not been completed Thursday.

The deceased is survived by his wife, two children; Mrs. Chester Ray, and K. W. Rowe, Jr., of Kerens; three brothers, Sam and Jim Rowe of Kerens and Dr. R. J. Rowe, of Kaufman; and four sisters.

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PROMINENT KERENS DOCTOR DIED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING

KERENS, Aug. 14.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Dr. K. W. Rowe, aged 58 years, resident of Kerens since 1892, who died at his home here Thursday morning at 4:15 o’clock, will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Kerens cemetery. Rev. Joe Everhart, Presbyterian minister, will conduct the services.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Mrs. T. C. Ray, Kerens; and K. W. Rowe, Jr., medical student in Dallas; three brothers, Sam and Jim Rowe, both of Kerens; and R. P. Rowe, Kaufman; and four sisters.

The body was prepared for burial by the Sutherland Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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IN MEMORIAM.

In the death of Dr. K. W. Rowe, we realize that Kerens and the surrounding community has lost a worth citizen, a valuable physician and a good man. We do not decry the passing of a friend so much, as that is part of nature’s plan, but when a man is rendering a great service to suffering humanity, going at all hours of the day and at night, yet always greeting his friends and acquaintances with a cheerful word, it is indeed hard to see them go.

Dr. Rowe was honest and devoid of deceit almost to the point of abruptness. He was a pioneer physician of this community, having been a general practitioner for years. In this day of specializing it is hard for the younger generation to realize just what privations the family physician underwent in the old horse and buggy days. He rode horseback or in a buggy the heat, cold and rain, in the dead hours of the night for many weary miles and many times receiving no remuneration for his labor.

The family physician’s place is hard to fill. He knows the sorrows and joys of the family—he is their confidant. He speaks a consoling word to them in their hour of sorrow and oftentimes has sat alone through the long hours of the night, administering to a dying patient. Thus we see that Dr. Rowe has filled a place and performed a service in this town and community that will stand emblazoned upon the memory of those who knew and loved him for many, many year, to come. C.E.W.

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Edna Earl (Hanks) Rowe 
Jul 19, 1875 - Sep 24, 1941

LONG-TIME RESIDENT OF KERENS BURIED THERE ON THURSDAY

KERENS, Sept. 26.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the family home Thursday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. for Mrs. K. W. Rowe, Sr., who passed away at 8 p.m. Tuesday after a short illness. Mrs. Rowe, wife of the late Dr. Kit W. Rowe, had been a resident for some 37 years, having taught school in early girlhood at Round Prairie, where she married, and moved shortly thereafter to Kerens.

Survivors include one son, Dr. Kit Rowe, Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Ray, Austin; three grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. J. F. Day, Palestine, and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Interment was in the Kerens Cemetery, beside the grave of Dr. Rowe, with arrangements directed by the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Cliff Coates, A. R. Carroll, Whit Scarbrough, Luther Westbrook, Earl Seale, E. E. Williamson, Tennyson Whorton, E. H. Gray and Earl McClung.

Among the large number from out of town present for the services were: Mrs. and Mrs. J. F. Day, Mrs. Angie Price, Mrs. Cal Price, Carra Neice Hanks, Maggie Hanks, Mrs. D. D. Hanks, Mrs. Fitzhugh Price, all of Palestine; Mrs. Minnie DuCoing, Houston; Mrs. R. S. Vandiver, J. O. Burke, Mrs. Arthur Wareing, Mrs. Clyde Stroud, Jr., of Corsicana; Mrs. Kim Dunbar, Austin; Mrs. Ella Dickens, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Hogg of Gilmer.

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Margaret “Maggie” (Anderson) Rowe
Nov 9, 1874 - Nov 12, 1945

RITES TUESDAY AT KERENS FOR MRS. SAM ROWE

KERENS, Nov. 13.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Sam Rowe, aged 71 years, who died at her home Monday afternoon following a short illness, were held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Doney, pastor of the Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. M. G. Howell, Methodist pastor.

A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Rowe had resided here since a young girl.

Surviving are her husband, prominent landowner, ginner and banker, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. C. I. Coates, Kerens, and two grandchildren.

Stockton Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Sam Rowe
May 13, 1870 - Aug 11, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KERENS LEADER CONDUCTED MONDAY

KERENS, Aug. 12.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Sam Rowe, aged 76 years, prominent Kerens resident, who died Saturday following an extended illness, were held from the family home here Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, Methodist pastor and Rev. Mr. Smith.

Rowe was born May 13, 1870, in Georgia, but had resided in Kerens approximately 55 years. He was the son of the late R. J. and Mary Frances Rowe.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. L. Coates, Kerens; two grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Ducoing, Houston; Mrs. Elly Palmer, Houston, and Mrs. Reina Vandiver, Corsicana; a brother Jim Rowe, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alvey Gray, Dick Quaite, Fay Redford, Waymond Price, Chester Ray, Newt Stovall, Bill Wyrick and Vernon Bruner.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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Carrie Allen (Brown) Reese
Mar 24, 1868 - May 24, 1955

Kerens Pioneer Rites Thursday

KERENS, May 25—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. B. Reese, 87, long-time Kerens resident, died at her home Tuesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church on Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. J. W. Ousley of Waco and Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the church.

A native of Kosse, Limestone county, Mrs. Reese was married to the late J. B. Reese, pioneer lumberman, in 1886. The couple moved to Kerens in 1892.

Mrs. Reese was an active member of the Baptist church and was a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. R. H. Mays, Mrs. L. Murphey, Mrs. Robert Ford, Mrs. Carrie McKinney, and Mrs. A. L. Bain, and a son, Charles E. Reese, all of Kerens, and many other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

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Charles Erin Reese
Dec 3, 1905 - Nov 25, 1961

Charles Reese Dies Saturday At Memorial

Charles E. Reese, 55, long-time prominent church, business and civic leader of Kerens, died in Memorial hospital shortly before noon Saturday.

Reese headed the Reese Lumber Company in Kerens established by his father and resigned as a member of the Navarro County Hospital Board two years ago after many years’ service. He was vice president for several years.

He was active in Presbyterian church circles.

Among the survivors are the wife of Kerens; two sons, Ricki, Kerens; and Rev. Charles Reese, Seminole, Okla.; one daughter, Mrs. Dale Curry, Alice; and three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Inmon Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Chas. E. Reese Service Held Kerens Monday

Funeral services for Charles E. Reese, 55, civic, church and business leader of Kerens, were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the Kerens Presbyterian church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John McCord, Presbyterian minister of Lott, reared in Kerens and formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. Bert Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist Church. Burial was in the Kerens Cemetery.

Reese died at Memorial hospital Saturday shortly before noon. He was stricken Thursday, although he had been in ill health for some time. He served as vice president and member of the Navarro county hospital board for a number of years before resigning due to ill health.

Native of Kerens, he headed the Reese Lumber Company, founded many years ago by his father. He was an active member of the Presbyterian church and had held numerous posts in that denomination. He was also active in all civic organizations and campaigns in his home town. He was a Mason. Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two sons, Rev. Charles Reese, Seminole, Okla., and Ricki Reese, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Dale Curry, Alice; three grandchildren, and five sisters, Mmes. Roland Mays, L. Murphey, Bob Ford, Carrie McKinney and A. L. Bain, all of Kerens.

Pallbearers were Woodrow Massey, Aubrey Saunders, Van Speed, Joe Sims, Richard Jennings, John Beck, B. L. Pierce, Jr., and Billy Bob Tekell.

Inmon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 27, 1961
  • 1923 grad Corsicana High School h/o Anna Lucille (Anderson) Reese s/o John Bartow Reese and Carrie Allen (Brown) Reese
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Katie I. (Robinson) Saunders-Rendon
Oct 23, 1891 - Mar 20, 1952

Rites Thursday In Kerens For Mrs. Katie Rendon

KERENS, March 21.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Rendon, 60, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George King, in Canton, Thursday morning, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Presbyterian church in Kerens with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. R. C. Linder, pastor.

A resident of Kerens for over 30 years, Mrs. Rendon was visiting her daughter at the time of her death. She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church.

Survivors include two sons, Robert Saunders, Kerens; John Wallace Saunders, Ogden, Utah. Five daughters, Mrs. J. M. Crawford, Kerens; Mrs. R. B. Lasater, Ogden, Utah; Mrs. King; Mrs. James Hart, National City, Calif.; Mrs. Floydell Ray, Fort Worth; two Sisters, Mrs. Ida Cannon, Dawson; Mrs. Estelle Wright, Sonoma, Calif.; 21 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Cecil Johnston, Bill Wyrick, Glenn Williams, Bill Gown, Joe Crawford and Homer Rendon.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 21, 1952
  • 1st husband John W. Saunders 2nd Charles Thomas “Charlie” Rendon married Feb. 28, 1926 d/o Joseph James “Joe” Robinson and Mattie (Taylor) Robinson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Thomas “Charlie” Rendon
Dec 19, 1897 - Feb 18, 1960

Charles Rendon Rites Saturday

Charles T. Rendon, 62, native of Navarro county, died at his home in Hillsboro Thursday afternoon. He had resided in Hillsboro for the past two years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie Rendon, Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. Floy Dell Champion, Midland; a brother Homer Rendon, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Etta Phillips, San Angelo, and other relatives.

Rendon farmed in the Elm Flat community during the 1920s.

The services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.

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Homer George Rendon
Dec 1, 1906 - Jun 18, 1974

R.G. Rendon

KERENS—Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home for Homer G. Rendon, 67, Kerens farmer who died early Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. E. E. Sipes and the Rev. Olin Boles will officiate. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

He was a member of the Kerens Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Grace Rendon, Kerens; one daughter, Mrs. Mellie Jo Howard of Hurst; one son, Homer Keith Rendon, Kerens; one grandson, James Rendon Howard, and two granddaughters, Marsha Ann and Mindy Jo Howard, all of Hurst; and one sister, Mrs. Etta Phillips of San Angelo.

Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate.

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Ida Mahaley (Smith) Rawlinson
Sep 20, 1869 - Apr 25, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. RAWLINSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida M. Rawlinson, 76, who died here early Thursday morning, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Frank Dunn, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Mrs. Rawlinson had been a resident of Corsicana and Navarro county many years.

Survivors include, three sons, Fred and Doyle Rawlinson, Corsicana; Aubrey Rawlinson, Fort Worth; three daughters, Miss Jewell Rawlinson, Corsicana; Mrs. I. M. Crowley, Borger; Mrs. J. O. Sheppard, Seminole, Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Claude Crowley, Joe Baker, C. C. Crowson, W. T. Harwell, F. L. Irwin and W. B. Campbell.

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Duard Cosmo Rea, Sr.
Oct 21, 1912 - Sep 21, 1974

Durward C. Rea

KERENS—Funeral services are slated for 3:30 p.m. Monday from the First United Methodist Church in Kerens for Durward C. Rea, 61, who passed away Saturday morning in Kerens.

Rev. Glenn Jones will officiate the service, with burial following in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Rea lived in Kerens for 28 years and was a member of the Corbet Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mary Rea of Kerens; two sons, Dick Rea of Odessa and Lonnie Rea of Mount Pleasant; and one grandson, Chad Rea, of Odessa.

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Duard C. Rea

KERENS—Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens for Duard C. Rea, 61, resident of Kerens, who died Saturday in Kerens.

Rev. Glenn Jones was to officiate, with burial to be at Kerens City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Rea from Kerens; two sons, Dick Rea of Odessa and Lonnie Rea of Mount Pleasant, and a grandson, Chad Rea of Odessa.

Pallbearers include R. R. Shelton, Billy Bob Tekell, R. J. Johnson, Billy Rea Brown, Kenneth Lewis, Ronald Van Speed, Floyd Henderson, and John Seale.

Honorary pallbearers include R. D. Mabry, Kenneth Stovall, Ted Stovall, James Luther Whorton and L. M. Bennett.

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Loyd Bradford Rea
Jul 27, 1911 - Mar 16, 1971

Rea Rites Set Thursday

KERENS—Funeral services for Loyd Bradford Rea, 59, of Kerens will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church. Brother Ralph Stovall assisted by L. C. Ross will officiate with burial in the Kerens City Cemetery under the direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

Rea died at 8 a.m. Monday in a local hospital after and extended illness.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Rea, he was born July 27, 1911 in Corsicana. Rea was married to Melba Louise Rea. He was preceded in death by his father.

Survivors include his widow and his mother, both of Kerens; two daughters Mrs. Delta Francis Mattingly of Malakoff and Mrs. Darlene Ann Berry of Kerens; one brother, Durad Rea of Kerens; and five grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 16, 1971
  • h/o Melba Louise (Darby) Rea s/o Arthur Miller Rea, Sr. and Ora Mae (Coley) Rea buried in Campbell-Elrod cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Fay Redford
Aug 27, 1902 - Jul 10, 1964

Fay Redford Dies Friday Of Heart Attack

KERENS, July 11 (Spl.)—Fay Redford, 61, employe of the Bain Hardware company, died of a heart attack at his home here Friday afternoon. He had been employed by the Stockton and Bain stores for 35 years.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the church of which he was a deacon and active member, and Rev. J. W. Fore, pastor of the Mt. Enterprise Baptist church, until recently a Kerens resident.

Redford was a veteran of World War 11.

Surviving are his wife, Cecil, Kerens; a daughter, Cecil Ann Redford, employed in Dallas; a brother, Lloyd Redford, Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

The Stephen A. Graves post of the American Legion will present the colors at the graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Ben R. Cherry, Roland Shelton, W. L. Bain, Jr., Stanton Ragsdale, Kenneth Scarborough, Brack Land, Drew McClung and Whit Scarborough. Deacons of the First Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearers.

Inman Funeral Home directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jul 11, 1964
  • h/o Cecile Mary (Ross) Redford; s/o James Robert Redford & Emma Frances (Eaton) Redford buried at Oak Grove cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Chism Pillow, Jr.
Sep 29, 1866 - Jan 19, 1943

Former Navarro Countian Buried

Athens, Jan. 22.—Funeral services for John C. Pillow, aged 76 years, who died at his home near here Tuesday, were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Pillow was born in Navarro county but had lived in Henderson county for many years.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, five daughters, and other relatives.

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Andrew Bennett Posey
Mar 13, 1853 - Feb 5, 1938
PIONEER KERENS BUSINESS MAN WAS BURIED ON SUNDAY

KERENS, Feb. 7.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for A. B. Posey, aged 85, were held from the Stockton Funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 6th, with interment in the Kerens cemetery, Rev. M. O. Cheek of the Baptist church officiating.

Mr. Posey was one of the pioneer citizens of Kerens, having owned and operated one of the first cotton gins in this community. He also was engaged in farming, and was very active until a few months ago. He was born on March 13th, 1853, at Neches, married to Miss Willie Cherry on July 21st, 1886. To this union were born four children, three of whom survive, Mrs. C. A. Carlstrom, Chicago, Ill.; Ed Posey, Kerens, and Jim Andrew Posey, of Dallas. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Billy Taylor, of Neches; five grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Pallbearers were Charles Wilson, Ben R. Cherry, Charles Cherry, Ama Carpenter of Kerens, Preston Posey, Palestine, and Mays Perry, Dallas.

Among those from other places attending the services were Mrs. Billy Taylor, Neches; Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Cuzon, Mrs. Ada Moore, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Posey of Palestine; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Sira, Miss Lora Robertson, Mrs. Mattie Tenison, Mrs. Annie Browning and daughter, Mrs. Flora Posey, Tom Ed Posey, Geraldine Posey, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Posey, Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Posey and son, Miss Kate Cherry, all of Dallas; Mrs. C. A. Carlstrom, Chicago, Ill.; Miss Kittie Cherry, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moore, Palestine; Mrs. Vivian Posey and daughter, Mary Lou and Mr. and Mrs. Johnie Quinn of Trinidad.

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Thomas Edward Posey
Feb 10, 1895 - Apr 1, 1947

T. E. “EDDIE” POSEY FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED AT KERENS

KERENS, April 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services will be held from the Stockton Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock for T. E. (Eddie) Posey, aged 52 years, who died in Parkland Hospital, Dallas, Tuesday morning. He had been undergoing treatment for a heart ailment.

Surviving are two sons , Tom Ed Posey, Dallas, and Jake Posey, University of Texas student, Austin; a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Johnson, San Antonio; a brother, Jim Andrew Posey, Dallas; two aunts, Miss Kate Cherry and Mrs. Lura Sira, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

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Leon Clyde Poston
Jun 22, 1894 - Oct 21, 1944

TRINIDAD GROCER CRITICALLY HURT FALL FROM CULVERT

L. C. Poston, 50, Trinidad grocer, is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital here with head injuries sustained sometime Wednesday night three miles west of Athens.

Sheriff Jess Sweeten of Henderson county advised the Sun Friday that Poston fell from a concrete culvert about eight feet to a concrete spillway.

Three men and a woman were arrested Thursday for investigation, the Henderson county Sheriff stated, and one of the men and the woman were released from custody Thursday. The veteran Sheriff said that another of the two men being held would be released after a statement Friday. The colorful peace officer believes foul play resulted, although the ones in custody maintained that the victim fell accidentally from the culvert to the concrete slab below.

Hospital attaches term Poston’s condition critical.

Sheriff Sweeten was in Corsicana Thursday investigating the case.

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HENDERSON COUNTY MAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL SATURDAY

L. C. Poston, 50, Trinidad grocer, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 2:50 o’clock from head injuries sustained near Athens, Henderson county, at an early hour Thursday morning.

Jess Sweeten, Henderson county sheriff, stated the victim either fell from or was knocked from a concrete culvert, three miles west of Athens.

Four other occupant of a car in which Poston was reported by Sweeten to have been riding were taken into custody and one, now residing in Navarro county, was reported formally charged by complaint filed by the officer in justice court at Athens Friday with assault with intent to murder. It was expected here that the charge would be changed to murder following Poston’s death.

Funeral arrangements were not known here Saturday morning. The Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens will direct arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TRINIDAD MAN WERE HELD KERENS

Funeral services for L. C. Poston, 50, Trinidad grocer, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning from head injuries were held at Kerens Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife of Trinidad, a daughter, a college student in Denton, and several brothers and other relatives.

Poston formerly was railroad agent at Purdon, but had been in the grocery business at Trinidad for the past several years.

The injured man was brought to the hospital here at an early hour Thursday morning. Sheriff Jess Sweeten of Athens stated that he was hurt at a culvert three miles west of Athens. Four persons in the car in which Poston was said to have been riding immediately before his injury, were questioned by Henderson county officers, and one was charged in a murder complaint it was stated by local officers.

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NAVARRO COUNTIAN CHARGED IN DEATH OF TRINIDAD MAN

ATHENS, Texas, Oct. 24—M. E. Farmer of Navarro county, formerly of Trinidad, was charged with murder in a complaint signed by Sheriff Jess Sweeten before County Attorney Jean Day Monday morning in connection with the death of L. C. Poston, Trinidad grocer. The complaint was filed with W. R. Thomas, justice of the peace.

Farmer made bond of $3,000 Monday and was released from the Henderson county jail. The bond was certified by Sheriff C. O. Currington, Navarro county.

Poston died in a Corsicana hospital Saturday morning from head injuries received Thursday three miles west of Athens. Funeral services were held at Kerens Sunday afternoon.

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Indicted for Murder

ATHENS, Texas, Feb. 17—M. E. Farmer of Navarro county, formerly of Trinidad, was indicted for murder this week by the Henderson County grand jury in connection with the death of L. C. Poston, Trinidad grocer, last October.

Poston died in a Corsicana hospital, Oct. 21, from a head injury, allegedly received three miles West of Athens on Highway 31. The defendant stated that the victim fell from the top of a concrete culvert to a concrete spillway eight feet below, causing the fatal injury.

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Mary Honerdell (Cumpston) Lewis
Dec 30, 1880 - Apr 17, 1969

Mrs. Mary Lewis

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Mary C. Lewis, 88, who died Thursday in Silver Springs, Md. Burial will be in the Rose Hill cemetery at Blooming Grove. The Rev. James Peppers will officiate.

She is survived by a son, C. F. Lewis, of Silver Springs, and two grandsons.

A former resident of Blooming Grove, she had resided in Maryland about 10 years.

Pallbearers will be Kermit Cumpston, Mike Cumpston, Neely Lewis, Stuart F. Lewis, Hugh Carroll, Leon Carroll, Dr. W. C. Banks, Dr. T. R. Richmond and James Williams.

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William Otho Lewis
Nov 12, 1904 - May 2, 1994

William O. Lewis

William O. Lewis, 89, of Blooming Grove, died May 2, 1994, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashen officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery.

He was born Nov. 12, 1904, in Cherokee County, Texas. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jonas L. and Francis E. Lewis; three sons, Earl Lewis, J. L. Lewis and Frank Lewis; and a wife, Clara Lewis.

Survivors include his wife, Bethel Lewis of Blooming Grove; a daughter and son-in-law, Francis P. and J. L. Brinkley of Rosenberg; one brother, Mac A. Lewis of Orange; four sisters, Ethel Hollingsworth of Blooming Grove, Florence Hullum of Tyler, Sue Stamper and Gertrude Lewis, both of Dallas; 12 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Mamie Lee (Hix) Lynch
Aug 20, 1898 - May 13, 1987

Mamie Hix Lynch

Mamie Hix Lynch, 88, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday at her home. Services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Rev. Bruce Cotton officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, C. P. Lynch in 1981.

Survivors include three sons, Melvin Lynch of Blooming Grove, Cecil Lynch of Gramercy, La., and William E. Lynch of Rialto, Calif.; three daughters, Marie Beene and Lovene Bryant, both of Blooming Grove and Billie Joyce Rawson of Anderson, Calif.; a brother, Jessie Hix of Blooming Grove; a sister, Mable Bennett of Liberty; 21 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Samuel Revis Luther, Jr.
May 16, 1907 - Mar 10, 1988

Samuel R. Luther

Samuel R. Luther, 80, of Corsicana, died March 10, 1988, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. George Merriman and Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born in Upshur County and lived most of his life in Navarro County. He was a retired farmer and pipeline worker. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church and served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys Luther of Corsicana; two brothers, Onro Luther of Whitney and Edwin Luther of Richardson; a sister, Annie Mae Wright of Ennis; and nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Bryan Ball, Mike Ball, Larry Meador, Stan Farmer, Robert Luther and James Lloyd Luther.

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Fay Richmond Looper
Aug 17, 1910 - Jun 29, 1991

Fay R. Looper

Fay R. Looper, 80, of Blooming Grove, died June 29, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War II, and he received five battlestars and one good conduct medal. He was a member of the Blooming Grove Masonic Lodge, #497.

Survivors include his wife, Magdalene Looper at Blooming Grove; one sister, Farris Keisman of Hunting, Ark.; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Buddy Pullin, Clyde Lusk, W. B. Reed, Hoss Farish, Don McGraw and Bill Woodland.

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Lee Roy Low
Mar 31, 1900 - Nov 2, 1987

Lee R. Low

Lee R. Low, 87, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday at his residence.

Service is pending at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

He was a rancher in Navarro County. He was born in San Saba and attended Daniel Baker College in Brownwood on a football scholarship. After college he worked for Scarborough Cattle Company in Midland before settling in Blooming Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Wilkinson Low, in 1957 and a son, Bill Low, in 1975.

Survivors include two grandchildren, Marion Brooks and Cathy Outland, both of Oklahoma; four great-grandchildren; two nephews and a niece.

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Thomas Henry Lynch, Sr.
Jun 11, 1924 - Aug 11, 1983

Thomas Henry Lynch

BLOOMING GROVE—Thomas Henry Lynch, 59, of Arlington, died Thursday at Dallas-Fort Worth Medical Center in Grand Prairie.

Service will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Shed officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sammie Lee Lynch of Arlington; three sons, Danny of Ennis and Thomas and Kenneth, both of Arlington; seven grandchildren; a brother O. B. of Mineola; and a sister, Mrs. Fay Colman of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Graves, Charles Colman, Sonny Davis, Gene Park, Delbert Parker and Dewayne Parker.

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