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Jimmie Louise (Ward) Barham-Giere-Murray
Aug 26, 1934 - Aug 18, 1981

Mrs. Jimmie Murray

BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Jimmie Louise Giere Murray, 46, of Blooming Grove, died Monday night in Hubbard Hospital.

Service is Wednesday 10 a.m. at Blooming Grove Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Her brother T. R. Smotherman will officiate.


Survivors include her father, Jim Ward, of Blooming Grove, one son, Jim Bob Barham, of Irving; two daughters, Vickie J. Wilhoit of Ennis, and Cathy Eakin, of Pittsburg; two brothers, James D. Ward, of Germany, and C. L. Ward, of Fort Worth; two sisters, Ima Jean Sluder, of Grand Prairie, and Magadalene Murray, of Blooming Grove; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Don Von Hoffman, Matt Von Hoffman, W. E. Boyd and Ben Snapka.

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James Alison Ray, Sr.
May 18, 1916 - Aug 31, 1985

James A. Ray, Sr.

James A. Ray, Sr., 69, of Mexia died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 3:30 P.M., Monday at Corley Funeral Home. Revs. Bobby Baldree and Ray Brooks will officiate with burial in Rosehill Cemetery.

He was a retired farmer and employee at the Mexia State School. He was a member of the Temple Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Imogene Ray of Mexia; three sons, James Ray Jr. of Corsicana, Bobby Ray of Mexia and Paul Gene Ray of Mexia; two daughters, Linda Rouse and Virginia Terry, both of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; two sisters, Willie Mae Hukill and Rose Ella Kirby of Hot Springs.

Pallbearers will be Billy Langford, Michael Langford, Shannon Rouse, Eric Ray, Bobby Ray and J. C. Kirby.

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Earnest Bascom “Bass” Renfrow
Jul 13, 1888 - Jun 22, 1979

E. B. Renfrow

Services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for E. B. (Bass) Renfrow, 91, a resident of Corsicana for 50 years, who died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

He was a retired custodian of the Corsicana Junior High School and later Corsicana State Home.

The Rev. Comer Baker will officiate with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

He was born at New Albany, Miss.

Survivors include a son, Doyle N. Renfro of Odessa; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Lackner of El Centro, Calif.; three grandchildren, two brothers, Rasco Renfrow of Grand Saline; and Arthur Renfrow; and a sister, Mrs. J. B. Thompkins Sr. of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Don Renfrow, Bobby Renfrow, Bruce Gillen, C. L. Gillen, Jessie Lee Young and Johnny Sirman.

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Martha Effie "Mattie" (Reed) Robinson
Jan 31, 1888 - Jul 7, 1968

Mrs. Robinson

BLOOMING GROVE (Sp.)—Mrs. Mattie Robinson, 80, a longtime Blooming Grove resident, died Sunday night in Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 31, 1888 in Alabama and moved to Avalon in 1902. In 1924 she moved to Blooming Grove where she has resided since then.

Services will be held at 2 p.m Tuesday at McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove with the Revs. Mel Hardin and Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, George A. Robinson of Corsicana and Dee C. Robinson of Hillsboro; four daughters, Miss Irene Robinson of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Maicel Boyd and Mrs. Louie Springer of Dallas, and Mrs. Elsie Trice of De Soto; a brother, Roy Reed, and a sister, Miss Mae Reed, both of Blooming Grove; 17 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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Zona Ozella (Alexander) Robinson
Jan 23, 1887 - Apr 14, 1967

Mrs. Robinson Rites Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE—(Spl.)—Mrs. Ed (Zello) Robinson, 80, resident of the Lone Cedar community until a year ago, died in Italy Friday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCormick Chapel here Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Billy Williams of Avalon and Rev. Charles Wade, Baptist ministers.

Mrs. Robinson was a member of the First Christian church here.

Surviving are four sons, Loyd Robinson, Corsicana; Doyle and Ray Robinson, both of Lone Cedar, and Cleave Robinson, Avalon; three daughters, Mrs. Bernice Milliorn, Longview; Miss Grace Robinson, Italy, and Mrs. Joy Lowe, Dallas; eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Jolly Alexander, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Tarpley, Coleman, and Mrs. Hattie Eaton, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Earl Robinson, Steve Robinson, Larry Robinson, Perry Robinson, Kenneth Lowe and Bobby Milliorn, all grandsons.

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J. D. Warren, Sr.
Oct 14, 1934 - Aug 14, 1981

J. D. Warren

J. D. Warren, 46, of Dallas, died Friday.

Services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the Blooming Grove Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

Mr. Warren is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mildred Hollifield of Blooming Grove, three daughters, Miss Debbie Warren of California, Miss Mary Lee Warren, of Dallas and Miss Mildred Elaine Warren, of Austin; one son, J. D. Warren, Jr., of California; two brothers, Carl Warren and Bobby Warren, both of Blooming Grove; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers include J. K. Melton, Doug Melton, Lacy McGraw, Kenneth Barham, Ronnie Jordan and Jimmy Armstrong.

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Alvis Royce Lewis
Oct 7, 1931 - Oct 18, 1931

Barry News.

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ika Lewis underwent an abdominal operation at the P. and S. hospital in Corsicana Thursday and died Sunday. Funeral was conducted by Rev. Bruce Cox on Monday afternoon. Interment was in White’s Church cemetery.

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Alva Rhuel “Sach” Carroll
Jul 26, 1894 - Feb 15, 1960

Alva R. Carroll Dies Monday Of Heart Attack

KERENS, Feb. 16—(Spl)—Alva R. (Sach) Carroll, 65, died at his home here Monday afternoon of a heart attack.

A native of Kerens, he formerly was connected with a service station here before going with the Brown and Root, Ins., of Houston with whom he worked for 15 years prior to his recent retirement.

Mr. and Mrs. Carroll had just moved into their home here a few days ago.

Carroll was a member of the First Baptist church and was a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, assisted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, former pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a brother, L. R. Carroll, Kerens; two uncles, L. H. Carroll, Sr., Kerens, and Charlie Albritton, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. W. White, Fay Redford, A. L. Bain, Whit Scarbrough, Drew McClung, V. D. Bruner, Tom B. Washburn, Herman Hall and Douglas Howell.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 16, 1960
  • h/o Mary Ida (Peak) Carroll married Feb 22, 1925 s/o John H. Carroll & Virginia C. “Jennie” (Albritton) Carroll
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Thomas Henry Alexander 
Oct 21, 1861 - Jun 30, 1931

T. H. Alexander is Buried at Kerens

T. H. Alexander of Abilene, age 70, died at a Temple hospital Tuesday morning, June 30, after an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at Kerens Thursday morning at 11:30 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, T. C. Alexander of Corsicana, W. J. Alexander of San Antonio; three daughters, Mrs. Annie Baker of Sacramento, Cal., Mrs. R. D. Johnson of Dallas, Mrs. Ethel O’Daniel of Abilene; one brother, J. A. Alexander of Waco; four half brothers, W. J. Moody of Lolita, Texas, Ike, Lee, and Bob Moody of Blooming Grove; 16 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Four sons and one daughter preceded him in death.

The service was conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratten of Forney. Pallbearers were T. P. Shivers, Jack McGarrity, W. M. Hamilton, W. D. Gillen and L. B. Rice.—Contributed.

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George Booth Tyus
Apr 21, 1963 - Dec 15, 1931

Aged Resident of Kerens Was Buried There Wednesday

George B. Tyus, aged 70 years, resident of the Kerens community for the past 50 years, died at his home in Kerens Tuesday night at 10 o’clock and the funeral services were held in Kerens Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made, according to information received here.

A nephew, Robert Tyus of Kerens, survives.

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Robert Malone Tyus
Nov 14, 1889 - Jan 29, 1971

Tyus Rites

KERENS—Services for Robert M. Tyus, 81, who died Saturday will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Kerens First Baptist Church, officiated by the Reverends Charles Pringle and Ralph Stovall.

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

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vera Bain Tyus; two daughters, Ann Tyus of Orange, and Mrs. Robbie Wilson of Colorado; a son, Billy Bain Tyus of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Carrie DeFrance of Fairfield; one brother, Bill H. Tyus of Teague, Tex.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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INFANT MALE Davis
Jan 8, 1930 - Jan 16, 1930

Infant of Kerens Couple Dies Here

An eight-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Davis of Kerens died in the Navarro County Hospital Thursday night at 6 o’clock and the body was taken to Kerens Friday afternoon where burial will be made Saturday.

The body was taken to the Sutherland Funeral Home before being taken to Kerens.

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Florence Janette (Bruner) McClung
Feb 8, 1868 - Jan 12, 1931

Kerens Woman Was Buried Tuesday

KERENS, Jan. 13.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. P. M. McClung, age 62, who died at her home here at 2:15 Monday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. J. U. McAfee, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Joe N. Everhart, Presbyterian minister.

Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

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Virginia C. “Jennie” (Albritton) Carroll
Jan 29, 1872 - Jan 2, 1951

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Carroll

KERENS, Jan. 3—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Carroll, 78, widow of the late John H. Carroll, who died at her home here at 6 p.m. Tuesday, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the church, will conduct the services. Mrs. Carroll had been a member of the Baptist church many years.

Survivors include two sons, A. R. Carroll, Denton; L. R. Carroll, Kerens; three brothers, Bob Albritton, Miles; Mack and Charlie Albritton, both of Waco.

Coming to Kerens as a small child with her parents from Angelina county she was married Aug. 30, 1888. Her husband died Nov. 1, 1931.

The Inmon Funeral Home is directing.

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John H. Carroll
Dec 17, 1868 - Nov 2, 1931

J. H. Carroll Was Buried at Kerens Monday Afternoon

KERENS, Nov. 3—Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Kerens Monday afternoon for J. H. Carroll, aged 63, of Kerens, who died in a Dallas hospital Sunday from injuries sustained in an automobile wreck near Hutchins some time ago.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, L. R. and A. R. Carroll, all of Kerens; two brothers, L. H. and W. J. Carroll, both of Kerens; and two sisters, Minnie Holland, Kerens, and Mrs. Mose Wells, Corsicana.

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Tommie Cardin/Corydon (Ferguson Carroll
Jun 7, 1898 - Sep 14, 1974

Mrs. T. C. Carroll

KERENS—Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Tommie C. Carroll at Paschal’s Funeral Home.

Mrs. Carroll, 198 North Senter, passed away in a Dallas Hospital late Saturday night. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

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Mrs. Carroll

KERENS—Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Tommy C. Carroll, 67, resident of Kerens for 55 years, who died Saturday at Dallas Gaston Hospital.

Rev. Olin Boles was to officiate, with burial to follow at Kerens City Cemetery. She was a member of First Baptist Church here.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Mary Ruge of Irving, a brother, Ralph Ferguson of Farmington, N.M., and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Peggy Jean Martin
Nov 26, 1931 - Nov 29, 1931

Infant Died In Local Hospital

Peggy Jean, three-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Martin, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 4 o’clock and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Kerens cemetery

The Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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Virgie May (Ware) Liner
1912 - Aug 30, 1932

FORMER NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT BURIED AT KERENS

Funeral services for Mrs. Vergie Mae Liner, aged 20 years, who died at Ruston, La., Tuesday night, were held from the Kerens Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, Wyatt Liner, Ruston, La.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. V. Ware, Powell; two brothers, H. V. Ware, Jr., Powell and Wesley Fesmire, Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Lloyd Davis, Fort Worth, and Mrs. J. I. Ellett, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were E. R. Wright, Oscar Bancroft, J. A. Jackson and W. R. Austin, all of Powell; and J. T. Liner and Wilmer Liner, both of Ruston, La.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Homer Virgil Ware, Sr.
Jan 6, 1877 - Sep 26, 1944

RITES FOR H. V. WARE MAY BE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON KERENS

Funeral services for H. V. Ware, age 66 years, who died suddenly at Trinidad Tuesday, will probably be held Friday afternoon. The rites will be held from the First Baptist church at Kerens with Rev. J. W. Bailey in charge. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

He had been an employee of the Texas Power and Light Co. at Trinidad several years.

Surviving are his wife, Trinidad; two daughters, Mrs. J. I. Ellett, Corsicana; Mrs. Lloyd Davis, Irving; a son, H. V. Ware, Jr., U. S. Navy; a brother, H. S. Ware, McKinney; a sister, Mrs. J. Ed Jones, Detroit; three grandchildren, two great grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 28, 1944
  • 1st wife Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Linson) Ware married Jun. 1, 1896 2nd wife Mary C. (Williamson) Fesmire- Ware married Aug. 26, 1911 s/o Joseph Campbell Ware and Sarah Louisa Elizabeth (Visage) Ware

Mary C. (Williamson) Fesmire-Ware-Smalling
Jan 19, 1892 - Sep 1, 1974

Mrs. Ralph Smalling

Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ralph E. Smalling, 82, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Harold Lansford and Rev. E. H. Egge will officiate. Burial will be in the Kerens City cemetery.

She was a retired housewife and a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Louise Jones of Corsicana; a nephew, C. L. Williamson of Corsicana; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Margarette Curry of Trinidad; and two stepsons, Edward Smalling of Jacksonville, Fla., and J. T. Smalling of Corpus Christi.

Pallbearers will be Bill Brietz, Orville Locklar, Willie Lewis, L. V. Tanner, Curtis Patterson, John B. Bennett, Paul Moore, and Floyd Knotts.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 2, 1974
  • 1st husband Alexander Wesley Fesmire married Dec. 25, 1908 2nd husband Homer Virgil Ware, Sr. married Aug. 26, 1911 3rd husband Ralph Edward Smalling married aft. 1951 d/o Clarence Williamson and Sarah F. (Carraway) Williamson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joseph Bell Thomas
Feb 15, 1858 - Apr 29, 1930

AGED RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIES SUDDENLY

Joseph Bell Thomas, aged 73 years, native of Georgia, but resident of Texas for 40 years, retired farmer of the Pansy community, died suddenly with a heart attack at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Callie Cheek, 1570 West Fourth Avenue, Friday night about 11:30 o’clock, and the funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. Smith.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Homer Thomas, Barry, Rt. 2; and John Thomas, Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. Cheek, Corsicana; Mrs. Cora Poole, Corsicana; Mrs. Bessie Ponder, Purdon and Mrs. Nellie Russell, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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SILVER CITY

SILVER CITY, Sept. 4.—(Spl.)—The community was saddened by the death of “Uncle” Joe Thomas who died Friday night at his daughter’s, Mrs. Jim Cheeks of Corsicana, and was laid to rest Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the
Dresden cemetery.

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William Allen Drummond
Oct 6, 1854 - Feb 5, 1930

BARRY

BARRY, Feb. 13,--(Sp)—W. A. Drummond died at the home of his nephew, W. W. Minafee, Feb. 5th. He was 76 years of age. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Will Key, and interment was made at Dresden. Mr. Drummond lived with Mr. Minafee sixteen years. He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Simpson, Poiner, and Mrs. I. V. Minafee, Purdon, route 1.

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Claude Taylor Braly
Jan 18, 1882 - Jul 31, 1930

BARRY News

Mr. and Mrs. Arch Newburn and sons, Bill and Presley and their families, Willie Frank, Lester and Morris Braly and Mrs. Bill Stanley of Bullard, Joe Braly of Chillicothe, Hugh Braly of Delwin, Mrs. Lois Langston of Troup, Mr. and Mrs. Rube Braly and son, of Bullard and Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Welch and family of Corsicana attended the funeral of Claude Braly last Friday. Interment was in Dresden cemetery. Rev. I. R. Darwood conducted the services.

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Connie Isabelle (Clark) Stevens-Clines
Oct 7, 1859 - Feb 12, 1931

MRS. CONNIE CLINES BE BURIED DRESDEN CEMETERY ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Connie Clines, aged 64 years, long time resident of Navarro county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Keeton, 711 West Tenth avenue shortly before midnight Wednesday night, and the funeral services will be held at the Dresden cemetery Friday morning at 11 o’clock where interment will be made. Mrs. Clines had made her home here for the past, eleven years. She was a daughter of the late T. J. Clark, who was tax collector for Navarro county a number of years ago.

Prior to moving to Corsicana, Mrs. Clines resided in the Silver City community.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Keeton, Corsicana; two sons, Gilbert Clines, Corsicana, and G. C. Stevens, Lubbock; and two brothers, Will Clark, Purdon, and Ross Clark, Raleigh.

Mrs. Clines was a member of the Methodist church.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES CORSICANA WOMAN FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Connie Clines, 64, long-time resident of Navarro county, and resident of Corsicana for 11 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ida Keeton, 711 West Tenth avenue, late Wednesday night, were held at Dresden Friday morning at 11 o’clock where interment was made. Prior to moving to Corsicana, Mrs. Clines resided in the Silver City community for a number of years.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Keeton, Corsicana; two sons, Gilbert Clines, Corsicana; and G. C. Stevens, Lubbock; two brothers, Will Clark, Purdon; Boss Clark, Raleigh, and other relatives.

Mrs. Clines was a member of the Methodist church.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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IN MEMORY.

In loving memory of Mrs. Clines.

On Thursday night at 1 o’clock Feb. 12 the death angel entered the home of Mrs. Ida Keeton and took from them their loving mother. She leaves two daughters, two sons, two brothers and four grandchildren—Mrs. Ida Keeton, Corsicana, Mrs. R. A. Woods, Lubbock, Mr. Gilbert Clines, Purdon, Mr. G. C. Stevens, Lubbock and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

She was sick only a short time. all was done for her that could be done. God needed her, so He called her to his home, where there would be no suffering and sorrow; but all is joy. Now to the grief-stricken ones. I would say, go to Him who is our Helper, for all needs. Our cries can not bring her back. No she has gone to stay where Jesus ever reigns, and there are everlasting days.

Mrs. Clines was a member of the Methodist church and was laid to rest at Dresden Feb. 13 under a mound of beautiful flowers. McCammon had charge of the funeral and Rev. Hiezer and Mrs. Stevens conducted the funeral service.

Written by one who loved her.
VERA CAHAGAN.

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Ellen Frances (Haddox) Hagle-Adams
Aug 12, 1908 - Dec 2, 1983

Ellen Frances Adams

Ellen Frances Adams, 75, of Corsicana died Friday at the Twilight Nursing Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate with burial in Dresden cemetery.

Survivors are one son, Jimmy Hagle of Dallas; four brothers, Frank Haddox of Wilma, Ardean Haddox of Angleton, Ralph Haddox of Houston and J. H. Haddox of Coolidge.

She was a native of Navarro Mills.

Pallbearers are Gene Griffith, Arlee Lockhart, Robert McCarter, Bud Libhart, Earl Ellis and A. E. Miles.

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Charles Alan Norwood, Sr. 
Jun 18, 1952 - Apr 17, 1995

Charles A. Norwood

Charles Alan Norwood, 42, of Blooming Grove, died April 17, 1995, at his residence.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Mr. Norwood was born June 18, 1952, in Corsicana.

He is survived by his wife, Marlena Norwood of Blooming Grove; his son, Charles Alan Norwood, Jr. of Blooming Grove; three daughters, Nichole, Malana and Paula Norwood of Blooming Grove; his step-father and mother, Jim and Marie Walker of Barry; his father and step-mother, Victor and Mary Wanda Lane of Corsicana; his father, Robert Norwood of Georgia; two brothers, Bobby Norwood of Arlington and Robert Norwood of Georgia; two sisters, Vicky and Wanda Lane of Corsicana; his grandmother, Estell Coker of Barry; and a number of aunts and uncles.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 19, 1995
  • h/o Marlena Sue (Mitchell) Norwood married Jan. 21, 1990 s/o Robert Edward Lee Norwood and Mary Marie (Coker) Lane-Norwood-Walker
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Willie Ruth (Baker) Moody
Jan 9, 1918 - Apr 14, 1995

W. Ruth Moody

W. Ruth Moody, 77, of Corsicana died April 14, 1995 in the Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 17, at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jim Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers with the nephews of Mrs. Moody.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2910 Swiss Ave., Dallas, Texas, 75231 or the Diabetes Association, 8440 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 260, Dallas, Texas, 75231.

Mrs. Moody was born Jan. 9, 1918 in Barry. She was a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Wayne Moody of Corsicana; a daughter, Jane Farmer, of Lancaster; two sisters, June Henderson of Barry and Aline Haden of Blooming Grove; six grand children and five great-grandchildren.

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Naomi LaGett
Feb 21, 1854 - Dec 28, 1930

PURDON

Miss Naomi Leggett, age 76 years, died at the home of her nephew, G. J. Gregg, here Sunday afternoon and was buried at Dresden Monday afternoon. Rev. Heizer conducted the funeral service.

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Mattie Jane (Edmundson) Dowdle
Apr 13, 1878 - May 24, 1931

PURDON

Mrs. J. D. Dowdle passed away at her home here Saturday at 10:30 a.m. after a long illness. The community has lost a good neighbor, the church a good worker and her children a good mother. She leaves her husband and six children, Mars. Bryant Eskew of Miles; J. A. Dowdle of Lubbock; Misses Alva, Erma Lee, Fay and Helen, all of Purdon. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Tom Smith of Hillsboro after which burial was in Dresden Cemetery. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Fannie Mae (Bentley) Scales
Jun 5, 1910 - May 10, 1931

YOUNG PURSLEY WOMAN DIED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Mrs. Fannie Mae Scales, aged 21 years, wife of G. C. Scales of the Pursley community, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Bentley in the Pursley community at 1:30 o’clock Sunday morning and the funeral was held from the parent’s home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Dresden Cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bob Evans.

Surviving are her husband, parents, five brothers, J. O., A. D., A. C., L. J., and C. A. Bentley, all of the Pursley community; and two sisters, Miss Norma Ann Bentley, Pursley, and Mrs. Joe Minifee, Barry.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 11, 1931
  • 1st w/o Grover Cleveland “Cleve” Scales married Oct. 17, 1926 assumed buried in Ellis Co. Tx. d/o James Franklin Bentley and Minnie Mae (Bentley) Bentley buried in New Pursley cemetery (A son, Robert, is buried at Campbell Elrod cemetery)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lewis L. DeWitt
1835 - April 2, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED RESIDENT HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for L. L. DeWitt, 85, Confederate veteran, who died in the P. and S. hospital late Monday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of his grand-daughter, Mrs. G. C. Kent, with interment in the Dresden Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn of Drane.

He was born in Alabama, but had resided in Navarro county for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. T. J. Rhea, Corsicana; six sons, T. E. DeWitt, St. Louis; Frank DeWitt, Dallas; Wilmer DeWitt, Fort Worth; Ernest DeWitt, Dallas; Howard DeWitt; and Hubbard DeWitt, California; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and several step-children.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 1, 1931
  • 1st wife Elizabeth “Bettie” (Chapman) DeWitt (also shown as Jane, Mary, and Elizabeth P.) married Aug. 31, 1859 Clarke, Alabama 2nd wife William Ada “Willie” (Phillips) Burge-DeWitt married May 27, 1901 buried in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery s/o Lewis Lee DeWitt and Charlotte L. (West) DeWitt
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Civil War Veteran

Sarah Jane (Culbertson) Beaty
Nov 22, 1854 - Jan 22, 1931

Woman Died Near Frost Thursday; Funeral Friday

FROST, Jan. 22.—(Spl.)—Mrs. S. J. Beatty, age 76 years, died at her home about two miles south of here at 7:30 Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Methodist church here. Interment will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. Jim Hill, Frost; Mrs. Dan Caldwell, Milford, and Rush Beatty, Phoenix, Ariz. A number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive.

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Ralph Smith
Nov 8, 1912 - Aug 17, 1931

DRANE YOUTH DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Ralph Smith, aged 18 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. N. T. Smith of the Drane community, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday afternoon at 6 o’clock, following an illness of a week, and the funeral was held from the Baptist church of Drane Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Sadie Blythe, Frost; Miss Mattie Smith, Adrian Smith and Franklin Smith, all of the Drane Community; Andrew Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. Helen Roach, Dallas; Mrs. V. R. Harding, Oakwood; Mrs. S. C. Griffin, Bynum and Nathan Smith, Waco.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Waters Harris
Aug 1, 1862 - Oct 13, 1930

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED TUESDAY

Waters Harris, 68, native Texan and resident of Navarro county for 54 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. C. E. Love on the Corbet road Monday night at 9:30, and the funeral was held from the Love residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

He was born in Freestone county, and moved to Navarro county 54 years ago. He suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago and had been in ill health since that time.

Surviving are six children, Ryan Harris Nebraska; Ryle Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. T. S. Rea, Corsicana; Mrs. Inez Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. W. B. Owen, Corsicana and Miss Mary Harris Corsicana; one brother, Tom Harris, one sister, Mrs. C. E. Love; and one half-brother, W. Womack all of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were the following nephews; R. C. Love, G. R. Love, L. W. Love, W. W. Harris, R. I. Harris and Robert Harris.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Mary E. (Bardin/Boldin) Brown
Aug 4, 1854 - Mar 19, 1930

AGED RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY IS BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Brown, aged about 85 years, who died at Silver City Tuesday night were held at Campbell cemetery Wednesday afternoon where interment was made, according to information received here Wednesday. She was a pioneer resident of the Jester community.

Surviving are four sons, Dock Brown, Silver City; Will Brown, Jester; Frank Brown and Richard Brown, both of the Bazette community; one daughter, Mrs. Ward, Jester, and a number of other relatives.

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William Haywood Rhea
Jul 24, 1857 - Mar 23, 1931

JESTER FARMER IS BURIED TUESDAY IN CAMPBELL CEMETERY

William H. Rhea, farmer, 73, resident of the Jester community for the past 25 years, died at his home Monday afternoon after a lingering illness, and the funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at 1 o’clock from the family residence and interment was made in the Campbell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jerry Archer.

Surviving are two sons, J. F. Rhea, Jester and Charles Rhea, Lindale; two daughters, Mrs. Nettie Stevens, Lubbock and Mrs. R. F. Buford, Jester; one brother, Alfred, Nashville and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Robert Bell "Cap" Adams, Sr.
Jun 15, 1860 - Dec 3, 1931

ROBERT B. ADAMS, RESIDENT OF DRANE COMMUNITY, DIES

Robert Bell Adams, aged 71 years, native Texan and resident of the Drane community for 45 years, died at his home in the Drane community Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Campbell cemetery where interment was made. sons of Mr. Adams were pallbearers. The services were conducted by Rev. Helms.

Surviving are his widow, six sons, Jim Adams, Arthur Adams and Ben Adams all of the Phillips Chapel community; J. W. Adams, Pansy; Robert Adams, Drane; and George Adams, Gladewater; four daughters, Mrs. Sallie Pritchett, Brown’s Valley; Mrs. Lillie Berryhill, Mrs. Jenette Taylor and Mrs. Minnie Fields, all of the Drane community, and other relatives.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Henry Leroy Poarch
Mar 5, 1856 - Jul 30, 1931

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIES BLACK HILLS

Henry LeRoy Poarch, aged 75 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Navarro county a half century and of the Black Hills community for the last 40 years, died at his home Thursday evening at 6:30 o’clock and the funeral services were held from the Black Hills church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in the Black Hills cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Sanders of Wortham and Rev. W. E. Black of Tehuacana, both Methodist Protestant ministers.

Mr. Poarch had taken an active part in the school, religious and political activities of his community and county for many years, and was well-known over the entire county.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. W. F. Holland, Corsicana; Mrs. L. W. Shivers, Teague, and Mrs. J. P. Thompson, Corsicana; seven sons, G. G., B. D., Dollis, Charles lee, Duward, Jack and Guy Poarch, all of Black Hills community; a number of grandchildren, three brothers, John Poarch, Tennessee; Lonnie Poarch, Tennessee, and Calvin Poarch, Birmingham, Ala.; and two sisters, Mrs. John Sanders and Mrs. John Holland, both of Tennessee, and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were C. V. Breithaupt, Jack Megarity, Walter Hamilton, Andrew Thompson, Hugh Parish, and J. M. Beckham.

Honorary pallbearers were W. M. Cook, A. L. Gamble, Charles Gray, Pete Nokes, Burdine Farmer, L. O. Sutton, and Jeff (Dad) Oliver.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon funeral home.

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Kenneth Guy McDonald
b & d Jan 18, 1931

Infant Died Sunday Night In Hospital
An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Guy McDonald died at the Physicians and Surgeons hospital Sunday night at 8:30 and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 with interment in the Black Hills cemetery.
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Margaret Elizabeth "Bettie" (Cunningham) Ramsey
Jul 31, 1860 - Jul 22, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS RAMSEY

Funeral services for Mrs. S. D. Ramsev, aged 71 years, pioneer and well-known resident of Navarro county and Corsicana for sixty-two years, who died at the family home at 12:20 o'clock Friday morning following an illness of several weeks, were held from the family home, 604 South Fifteenth street, Friday afternoon with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The services were conducted bv Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which Mrs. Ramsey was a member, assisted by Rev. Mack Smith of Waco.

Mrs. Ramsey was a life-long member of the Methodist church and was always active in church and civic affairs. She was a member of the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery association and for years was one of the leading members in the work of the association. A large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends attended the services.

Surviving are her husband, well-known retired capitalist; five daughters, Mrs. R A. Webb, Mrs. Robert L. Moore and Mrs. Hurley Burdine all of Dallas; Mrs. S. E. Ellington and Mrs E. W. Robinson both of Corsicana: eleven grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Marlow of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were her five sons in-law and Roy Neece.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery association. The family resided in Eureka for many years prior to moving to Corsicana. The funeral was directed by the
Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home

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MRS. S. D. RAMSEY DIED EARLY FRIDAY AT FAMILY HOME

HAD RESIDED IN NAVARRO COUNTY FOR THE PAST SIXTY-TWO YEARS

Mrs. S. D. Ramsey, aged 71 years, resident of Navarro county for 62 years, died at the family home, 604 South Fifteenth street, Friday morning at 12:20 o’clock following an illness of several weeks, and the funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the family home, with interment in the
Hamilton cemetery. The services will be conducted by the Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which Mrs. Ramsey was a member, assisted by Rev. Mack Smith of Waco.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. Robert L. Moore, Dallas; Mrs. R. A. Webb, Dallas; Mrs. Burley Burdine, Dallas; Mrs. S. E. Ellington, Corsicana; and Mrs. E. W. Robinson, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Mattie Marlow, Corsicana.

Active pallbearers will be R. A. Webb, Robert L. Moore, S. E. Ellington, Burley Burdine, and E. W. Robinson, sons-in-law, and Roy Neece.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery association of which Mrs. Ramsey was a member.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home.

Mrs. Ramsey, a pioneer resident of Navarro county, had a host of friends who will grieve with her loved ones at her passing. She was a true Mother in Israel and found the joys of life in making a real home for her family and caring for them in true motherly fashion. She visited the sick, cared for the needy, and her good works were manifold.

Prior to removing to Corsicana, several years ago, Mrs. Ramsey resided with her husband and family in Eureka for many years. She was truly a good woman of the old Southern type. Besides being a devout church member, she was one of the leaders in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery Association.

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Wendell N. Brister
Nov 14, 1912 - Dec 7, 1994

WALNUT SPRINGS - Wendell N. Brister, 82, who had retired as a funeral director and embalmer after 60 years, died Wednesday at a Glen Rose hospital.
Funeral: 11 a.m. today at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian.
Graveside service: 2:30 p.m. today in Dresden Cemetery, near Blooming Grove.
Mr. Brister was born in Barry, in Navarro County, and had lived in Walnut Springs since 1936. He was a member of First Christian Church of Walnut Springs and Walnut Springs Masonic Lodge and was a charter member of Walnut Springs Lions Club.
Mr. Brister served on the Walnut Springs School Board and Meridian Hospital Authority. He was a graduate of Dallas Mortuary School.
Mr. Brister retired from Brister-Lawson Funeral Home in 1985.
His wife, Zora Brister, died in 1972.
Memorials: American Diabetes Association or a favorite charity.
Survivors: Daughter, Charlene Crouch of Irving; and companion, Wanna B. Baker of Glen Rose.

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Harry Jacobs
Mar 5, 1894 - Dec 12, 1993

Harry Jacobs, 99, of Austin, died Dec. 12, 1993.

Funeral services will be 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Corsicana Hebrew Cemetery with Rabbi March Seck and Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. A memorial service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Congregation Agudas Achim in Austin under the direction of Cook-Walden Funeral Home in Austin.

He was a former resident of Mexia and Corsicana. He also was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Congregation Agudas Achim. He was a Mason and a member of the Hill City Lodge B'Nai B'rith and the men's club at Westminster Manor. He had been affiliated with Levine's Department Store and Joseph's Men's Shop.

Survivors include one daughter, Frances Plotsky of Austin; one son, Joe Jacobs of Houston; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Congregation Agudas Achim or the Simon Wisenthal Fund.

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Lillian (Daniels) Levy
abt 1896 - Dec 15, 1993

Lillian Daniels Levy, 97, of Corsicana, died Dec. 15, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Hebrew Cemetery, with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include, one daughter-in-law, Paula Levy of Dallas; one sister, Rose Goldberg of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Dan Levy of Denton and Amy Lancaster of Dallas; and three great grandchildren.

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Samuel Gang
abt 1877 - Oct 24, 1915

DIED IN TEAGUE THIS MORNING

Remains of Hebrew Merchant to Be Interred Here

Sam Gang, a merchant at Teague for several years past, aged 38 years, died there this morning as the result of a stroke of apoplexy some days ago, and the remains will be brought here tomorrow and interred in the Hebrew Cemetery at 4 p.m. The deceased had no immediate family, but was an uncle of Max Berg, who at one time worked here for Marks Bros.

Ben Goldsmith went to Teague at noon to look after bringing the remains to Corsicana.

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Warnie Clifton Bates
Feb 28, 1906 - Aug 23, 1993

W. C. Bates, 87, of Corsicana, died August 23, 1993 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the Rev. John C. Bates officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

He was a resident of Corsicana for over 50 years and a paint contractor.

Survivors include his wife, Pearl Bates of Corsicana; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Alton Bates, Billy E. and Beverly Bates, Don B. Estalee Bates, all of Corsicana, and the Rev. O.C. and Jacqueline Bates of Houston; one daughter and son-in-law Wanda L. and Jimmy Fannin of Waco; one granddaughter, Diana Mellon of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Nannie Coker of corsicana; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Mark Bates, Mike Bates, Bruce Bates, Joe Mellon, Benny Robinson and RAnce Craig.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 24, 1993
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • 1st wife Willie Bennie (Robinson) Bates married Jul. 31, 1926 2nd wife Pearl Stevens married Nov. 4, 1966 3rd wife Pearl A. Ivie married Mar. 17, 1970 s/o Dave Bates

Jasper Hollis Lanier
Feb 1, 1915 - Sept 7, 1993

Jasper Hollis Lanier, 78, of Corsicana died Sept. 7, 1993 at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Clayton Smith officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery. The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

He was born in Combine, in Kaufman County, on Feb. 1, 1915 to John Henry and Lara Ethel Hitt Lanier. He graduated from Seagoville High School and received his bachelor of science and master's degrees from North Texas State College. He married Myra Thomas in 1940 and served in the U.S. Air Force in England, France, Belgium and Germany during World War II.

He served the Mildred School District as teacher and principal for eight years, then Mildred superintendent for 20 years. He finished his career in education as Navarro County school superintendent, an office held for eight years until that position was eliminated by the Legislature. He was active in real estate for many years following his retirement.

He was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Red Red Rose educational honor societies and state and national teachers'organizations. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Region XII Service Center as well as the Board of Directors of the Central Texas Teachers Credit Union.

Survivors include his wife, Myra Joe Thomas Lanier of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law, Linda Hollis and John Rye of Southlake; three sisters, Winnie Allen of Corsicana and Helen Stout and Reedith Krautter, both of Dallas; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Maurice and Sammie Thomas of Seagoville; two aunts, Jewel Ballard and Lucille Pickard, both of Seagoville; and eight nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Thomas, Ken Krautter, Charles Reese Jr., Bill Batton, Bud Osborne, Dr. Sandy Lowry James Cerf and Porter Lanier.

Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Hodge, Curtis McGehee, Billy J. Allen, Don Bowen, Aubrey Asby and Wilson Warner.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan Fund of the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

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Frances (Dunn) Turner-Thomas
Aug 27, 1904 - Nov 22, 1993

Frances Dunn Thomas, 89, of Corsicana, died Nov. 22, 1993.

Funeral serices are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. John Conley officiating. Burial will be in Eureka Cemetery.

She was born Aug. 27, 1904 in Corsicana. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesse Compton Thomas.

Survivors include two sons, William D. Turner of Irving and Paul Turner of Dallas; two sisters, Bruce DeLafosse and Kate Dunn, both of Corsicana; one niece, Ned Humphrey of Corsicana; five grandchilden; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Campbell Gillespie Jr., Bill Bradford, Paul Bennett, Johnny Turner, David Tuner, Steve McGilberry and Rick Heidman.

Honorary pallbearers will be the Rev. Eugene Wood, David Ralston, Alan Edens and Charles Barnaby.

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Otis D. Wishon
Mar 25, 1937 - Dec 25, 1993

Otis D. Wishon, 56, of Henderson, died Dec. 25, 1993 at his residence.

Funeral services were held Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Edward Perry and Jimmy Perry officiating. Burial was in Eureka Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife Essie L. Wishon of Henderson; three step-sons, Leon Gill, Billy Gill, and Rocky Gill, all of Mesquite; one daughter, Karen Vicars of Henderson, four step-daughters, Shirley Tunnell of Garland, Rosemany Shearin of Quinlan, Sandra Hudpeth of Kilgore and Sylvia Mize of Hurst; and 21 grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Tony Garza, Bobby Dwiggins, Doug Coon, Stanly Petty, Don Petty, Mac Petty.

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Fannie Dee Pritchett
1893 - Mar 10, 1989

Mrs. Bill (Fannie) Pritchett, 95, of Corsicana, died March 10, 1989, at the Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. and the Rev. Curtis Lee officiating. Burial will be in the Eureka Cemetery.

She is survived by two daughters, Louise Pritchett of Corsicana, and Mrs. V.C. (Billie) Willis of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W.M. Montgomery, Willie Hodge, Joe G. Sims, Paul Chandler, Charles Harris and Gene Harwell.

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Henry Harrison Hodge
Mar 23, 1885 - Jan 9, 1971

Henry Hodge Dies Saturday

Henry H. Hodge, who had lived most of his life in Eureka, died Saturday in Corsicana.

He was a retired farmer and a member of the Eureka Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held today at the Eureka Methodist Church with interment in Eureka Cemetery. The Rev. Bill Rowell will officiate.

Surviving are a son, Willie Hodge of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Frank Greenup of Corsicana; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, A.H. Hodge of Eureka and F.L. Hodge of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Paul, Don, Curtis and Bill Chandler and Buck and Wilmer Hodge.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Juanita Cooper
Aug 17, 1910 - Nov 8, 1993

Juanita Cooper, 83, of Corsicana, died Nov. 8, 1993.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kevin Cobb officiating. Burial will be in the Cade Cemetery in Streetman. The family will receive visitors from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home.

She was born Aug. 17, 1910, in Bethel, N.M. Survivors include one step-daughter, Jacquelyne Tyrus of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Melba Bower, C.S. McClanahan, Jo Pete Coleman, Theo Smith, Jim B. Young, Kent McGilvery and Homer P. Bonner.

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Willie Irene (Eslick) Moore-Reamy
Sep 28, 1908 - Feb 16, 1989

Mrs. Willie Irene Reamy, 80, of Route 6, Corsicana, died Feb. 16, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Kinnaird officiating. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 25, 1908, in Navarro County and was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist church. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jo Maudeen Cuyava.

She is survived by three sons, Cloratho Reamy of Skiatook, OK, Lafomond Reamy of Angus and Ostein Reamy of Navarro; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Edna Adkins, of Mexia.

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Earl Ashford
Aug 2, 1923 - Mar 6, 1989

Earl Ashford, 64, of Lyons, Colo., died March 6, 1989 in Longmont, Colo.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Evelan Ashford of Lyons; and three sons, David Ashford of Fort Worth, and Wayne Goldman and Daniel Luce, both of Lyons; and two daughters, Crystal Luce of Lyons, and Charlotte Prothro of Kennard.

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Freddie Orville Lynn
May 16, 1940 - Mar 27, 1989

Freddie Orville Lynn, 48, of Corsicana died March 27, 1989, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Orville Lynn, and his brother, Richard Russell Lynn.

Survivors include his mother, Ruby Poteet of Corsicana; three sisters, Willie Etta Pennington, Martha Raines and Patricia Coppock, all of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Linda Lynn of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth Brooks, Don Smithey, Kenneth Coppock, Jessie Raines, Grady Simmons and Matt Dillow.

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Janice Rae (Overgaard) Embrey
Aug 27, 1943 - May 20, 2013

Mrs. Janice Rae Embrey, 69, of Rice, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on Monday, May 20, 2013.

She was born Aug. 27, 1943, in Council Bluff, Iowa to Marius and Mildred Overgaard.

She worked in retail sales most of her life.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her daughter, Carla Featherston and husband Paul Hackney of Rice; son, David Davis and wife Robin of Missouri. Mrs.
Embrey is also survived by six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Carol Yarber of Kaufman; brothers Bobby Overgaard of Palmer, and Les Overgaard of Dallas.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Services for Mrs. Embrey will be scheduled at a later date.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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William Watkins
Oct 15, 1931 - May 23, 2013

William Watkins, 81, of White Settlement passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013. Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Cade Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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William Watkins, 81, passed away Thursday, May 23, 2013 at White Settlement Nursing Center. He was born October 15, 1931 in Streetman, TX to Morgan and Beryl Watkins. He served in the Navy, Air Force and National Guard and served during the Korean War. He worked in maintenance at Crowley ISD and was a Freemason.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Watkins.
He is survived by his children; son Cecil Traister and wife Belinda, son Ray Traister and wife Angie, daughter Glenda Tacub and husband George, and son Tommy Traister; brother John Manly Watkins and wife Ruth; niece Susan Parma and husband Gary; nephew Joe Watkins and nephew John Watkins and wife Janet; 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Cade Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.


Ruby Lee Gregg Cooksey
About 1911 - May 18, 2013

Ruby Lee Gregg Cooksey, 102, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, May 18,
2013 at Heritage Oaks West. Visitation is noon to 4 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Ross and Johnson Chapel, and 5 to 7 p.m. at the St. John Baptist Church. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at St. John Baptist Church with Pastor Charles Kelly officiating and Pastor Richard Pritchett, Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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John Michael Kormos
Oct 20, 1961 - May 21, 2013

John Kormos, resident of Corsicana, passed away at his home on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, with his family at his side at the age of 51.

He was born Friday, Oct. 20, 1961, in Corsicana to Louis and Mary Frances Kormos.

John enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping and also liked hunting for arrowheads. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his father, Louis Kormos; brother, Anthony Kormos; niece, Talia Kormos; and great-nephew, Kinsler Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Diane Kormos; sons, Michael Kormos, and Tony Kormos and wife Christina; daughter, Macayla Kormos; daughter, Courtney Covington; mother, Mary Frances Kormos; granddaughters, Rivers Kormos and Kinsley Kormos; brother, Joey Kormos and wife Cindy; sister, Stephanie Smith and husband Steve; mother-in-law, Bonnie Copeland; brothers-in-law, Virgil Copeland and Vernon Copeland; sister-in-law, Sheila Simington and husband Jay. He is also survived by nephews, Chad Davis, Chris Davis, Scott Kormos, Shae Smith, Shae Kormos, Sloan Kormos, Brandon Copeland; and nieces, Kalleigh Hinjosa, Krysty Underwood, Kelsy Simington, Brittany Copeland, Meagan Copeland, Tracie Nichols; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Visitation was held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Chad Davis, Virgil Copeland, Vernon Copeland, Steve Smith, Joe Palmeri, and Mark Gonzales.

Honorary pallbearers will be Mike Miller, Vic Miller, Bick Sherman and Donnie Palmeri.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1000 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jocelyn Ann "Jo" (Leuthner) Biggs
Jan 11, 1928 - May 22, 2013

Jocelyn Ann “Jo” Biggs, 85, of Fort Worth, passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013.

She was born Jan. 11, 1928, in Cologne, Minn., to Dominic and Clara Leuthner.

Survivors include her children, Julie Turner and Joe Evans, Leslie and David Oie, Wayne Biggs, Mary Lynn and Carter Biggs and David and Christi Biggs; brothers, Edward Leuthner and Ray Korblick; sisters, Carol Fink, Donna Mae Korblick; grandchildren, Becky Abernathy, Michelle Nowell, Elizabeth Biggs, Jacqueline Rosckes, Macy Wilson, Joseph Wilson, Brian Biggs, Kelsea Bruton, Christian Thornton and Landon Biggs.

Visitation will be 8 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating.
Interment will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dorothy Louise (Chaney) Holladay
June 2, 1927 - May 21, 2013

Mrs. Dorothy Louise Holladay, 85, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday evening, May 21, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana with her family by her side.

She was born June 2, 1927, in Blooming Grove.

She worked as a bookkeeper for 35 years at Watson Truck & Supply in Hobbs, N.M. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Holladay; mother, Edna Mae Basham; father, Henry Chaney; and sisters, Marie Yates and Betty Marshall.

Survivos include her son, Les Holladay and wife Michelle of Casper, Wyo.; grandson, Jason Holladay and wife Lisa of Chino Valley, Ariz.; sisters, Marsha Murphey of Corsicana and Carol Gatlin and husband the Rev. Steve of Houston; brother, James Basham of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Talbert and the Rev. Steve Gatlin officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bo Murphey, Tim Cofer, Nathan Murphey, David Marshall, Wesley Basham and Justin Warren.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Eula Mae (Goswick) Haynie
May 30, 1924 - May 24, 2013

Mrs. Eula Mae Haynie, 88, of Frisco, formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013, with family and friends by her side at the Lodge on Preston Ridge Assisted Living Center in Frisco.

She was born May 30, 1924, to Ewell and Mae Goswick in Barry.

She married Louis Haynie on June 25, 1945. She worked in the trust department at First National Bank for many years and later worked as a private bookkeeper. She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

Eula Mae became an avid Dallas Mavericks fan and was able to attend the 2011 NBA Finals in Dallas, the year they won with her granddaughter, Jill. It was a highlight for her. Her wisdom and quick wit will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Louis “Doc” Haynie; and her sons, Donnie and Milton Haynie; her parents, Ewell and Mae Goswick; and her sister, Nila Jean Sinclair.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Danny Neal of Frisco; grandchildren, Carly Neal, Jill Cain, Drew and Jennifer Cain, Shane, Katelyn and Kylee Haynie, Paige Haynie; and her step-grandsons, Daniel, Jon, and Nick Neal. She is also survived by her sisters, Wynelle Garrison of Kaufman and Ellene French of Corsicana; many nieces and nephews, and special friend, Sharon Coker, and extended family, Franklin and Nelda Neal.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 27, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at 8900 John W. Carpenter Fwy., Dallas, TX 75241; or the American Heart Association at 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231 and will be appreciated.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patricia "Patti" Louise (Montgomery) Hull
Dec 4, 1954 - May 22, 2013

Mrs. Patricia “Patti” Louise Montgomery Hull, 58, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, after a brief illness surrounded by family at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.

She was born Dec. 4, 1954, to Mike and Janet Montgomery.

She was a loving wife, mother, and “Nana” who gave endlessly to her family and cherished her friends. Patti was a woman of many quiet accomplishments that made her home, family and community a better place in which to live.

She was an avid reader and loved to sew, quilt, and decorate her home. Patti was a past member of the Corsicana Quilt Club, AT&T Pioneers, Beta Sigma Phi, Warehouse Living Arts Center Community Theater and Standing Ovation.

Antiquing and crafts were a passion and some of her favorite spots to shop were Canton, Fredericksburg, Round Top and McKinney to name a few.

She loved to travel and traveled coast to coast, north to south. Some of her favorite spots included Fredericksburg, Branson, New Orleans, New York and Colorado.

She made a wonderful home for her family, and loved to visit with family and friends over a glass of wine. She was a wonderful wife, friend, and companion who gave meaning to life to her husband.

Patti retired from AT&T in 2012 after 22 years of service. She was the former owner of Extra Special, a retail chain of ladies clothing stores serving four cities, with her husband Frank for 12 years.

Patti loved animals and often rescued dogs and cats from the roadside helping to find them homes.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Frank L. Hull III; daughter, Holly Hull Miori, son-in-law Michael Miori, and grandchildren Isabelle Miori and Trenton Miori; brother, Mike Montgomery; sister, Susie Smith; nieces, Amanda Young, Kimberly Thompson, Emily Montgomery, Lauren Hull, Erica Swanson, Rebecca Swanson; nephews, Jonathan Montgomery, Jayson Smith, Zach Smith, Kenny Hull Jr., Nathan Hull; many other great-nieces and great-nephews and many great friends.

Visitation with the family is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 26, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. John Williams officiating.

Pallbearers will be Jayson Smith, Zach Smith, Ken Swanson, Michael Miori, Russell Hudson, Jim Cooley and Nathan Hull.

Honorary pallbearers will be Maurice LeGrand, Harry Hudson, Bobby Coyle, Frank Murchison, Vic Heeke, David Proctor and Sam Yukon.

Memorial may be made to your favorite humane society, or the Warehouse Living Arts Center Community Theater at 119 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Geneva Ilene (Pennington) Wallace
Oct 18, 1916 - Mar 16, 1989

Mrs. Geneva Ilene Wallace, 72, of Austin, died March 16, 1989, in Austin.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rob Lee Wood Jr. officiating. Eastern Star graveside rites will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 18, 1916, in Throckmorton, and had lived in Austin for 4 1/2 years. She married Joe S. Wallace on June 25, 1935, in Throckmorton. She was a member of Eastern Star Sheba Chapter No. 722, Grayville, Ill.. She had lived in Bertram and Fort Stockton before moving to Austin.

Mrs. Wallace is survived by her husband, Joe S. Wallace, of Austin; one daughter, Annelle Janet Jewell, of Austin; one granddaughter, Neva Jo Bowie, of Lockhart; one grandson, Rob Lee Wood Jr., of Knoxville, Tenn.; two great-grandsons, Joshua Cory Wood, of Maitland, Fla., and Danny Edward Bowie Jr., of Lockhart; three brothers, U.V. Pennington, of Benbrook, and J.L. Pennington and Thomas Pennington, both of Houston; and one sister, Mrs. Bettie Clark, of Trinity.

Pallbearers will be U.V. Pennington, J.L. Pennington, Thomas Pennington, Cecil Edward Clark, Josiah B. Jewell and Danny Edward Bowie Sr.

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James Cornelious Coffey
Dec 29, 1907 - Mar 17, 1989

James C. Coffey, 81, of Corsicana, died March 17, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Officiating will be J.C. Coffee. Burial will be in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 29, 1907, in Chattanooga, Tenn. He was a lifelong resident of Corsicana and Navarro County. He was a welder for many years for Bethlehem Steel and was a retired employee of the City of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Lorene Coffey of Corsicana; two sons, Harold Coffey of Dallas and J.C. Coffey of Baytown; one brother Robert Coffey of Huffman, Texas; three sisters, C.E. Duke, Nel Gathwright and Lillie Covington; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Grady Ervin Jones
Dec 8, 1901 - Mar 23, 1989

Grady Ervin Jones, 87, of Corsicana died March 23, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

He was born Dec. 8, 1901 in LaRue, and had lived in Corsicana since 1938. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Jane Jones of Corsicana; two sons, James Newton Jones and Ervin Lee Jones, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one brother, Jimmy J. Jones of Houston; two sisters, Bessie Burrough of Brazoria, and Mary Lou Spurlock of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be W.H. Mims, Alvin Waller, Bennie Robinson, Ron Wing, Etigney V. Shipley, and Frankie Leaker and Rudy Palmeri.

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Mena Lorraine (Rogers) Fisher
Dec 8, 1915 - Mar 26, 1989

Mena Fisher, 73, of Corsicana died March 26, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Russell Bankes officiating. Burial will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Jessie Fisher of Corsicana; a daughter, Shirley Reeves of Indiana, two brothers, Paul Rogers of Pasadena and Cecil Rogers of Deer Park; two sisters, Mable Tucker and Albarie "Mickie" Belusek, both of Baytown; and two grandchildren.

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Juanita C (Atkinson) Quinn
May 11, 1902 - Mar 30, 1989

Mrs. Bryant Quinn, 87, of Abilene, died March 30, 1989, in Abilene.

Graveside services will be 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, with the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She grew up in Iola, Texas and moved to Corsicana in 1952. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana. She moved to Abilene in 1989.

She is survived by her husband, Bryant Quinn of Abilene; one son, Nelson Quinn of Abilene; son-in-law, Howard Fox of Corsicana; one sister, Selma Howard, of Cleburne, four grandchildren, Bryant Quinn of Abilene, Vicky Quinn and Christie McFarland, both of Dallas, and Laurie Bracher of San Antonio; and three great-grandchildren.

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Rita Lucille (Millican) Chappell-Maxwell
May 12, 1925 - May 15, 2013

Rita Lucille Maxwell, 80 [sic], of Mabank passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2013. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2013 at Salem Cemetery in Irene. Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home, Mabank.

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  • Her age according to her dates, should be 88.
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 17, 2013
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Rita was born on May 12, 1925 in Corsicana, TX to parents Shirley and Virginia (Brown) Millican and entered into eternal rest on May 15, 2013.
    Rita was called "Grandma" by her grandchildren. She was known for her meatballs, they were the best in the world and the whole family grew up on them. Rita loved working crossword puzzles and enjoyed watching old westerns. She attended Corsicana schools and worked at Taylor Publishing as a film stripper. Rita was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Wilmer. Rita was preceded in death by her parents, husband Wilson Chappell in 1974, second husband R.V. Maxwell in 2002, son Lowell Wilson Chappell, Jr., sister Midge Campbell and brother S.F. Millican. She is survived by her daughter Julia Ann Lucas and husband Charlie of Payne Springs, TX son John Chappell and wife Donna of Bristol, TX, grandson; Rickey Lucas of Payne Springs, TX, Randy Lucas of Payne Springs, TX, Cody Chappell of Bristol, TX, granddaughters; Karen Burns of Terrell, TX, Dana Kiro of Garland, TX, great-granddaughters; Destiny Lucas of Eustace, TX, Jake (Julia Kay) Lucas of Eustace, TX, Makaylia Chappell of Terrell, TX, Christine Burns of Terrell, TX, Kendall Kiro of Garland, TX, great-grandsons; Tuff Lucas of Eustace, TX, Rowdy Lucas of Eustace, TX, Wyatt Chappell of Bristol, TX, Kason Kiro of Garland,TX, great-great grandchildren; Rylie Lucas of Eustace, TX, Karter Braune of Eustace, TX, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

Sharon Loretta (Bradford) Ellison
June 10, 1965 - Oct 24, 1993

Sharon Ellison, 28, died Oct. 24, 1993, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.  Funeral services will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim rest Primitive Baptist Church, with the Rev. J.L. Bailey officiating. Burial will be in the Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro.

She was a member of the Friendship Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Darrin Ellison of Corsicana; one daughter, Francesca Bradford of Corsicana; two sons, Tommy Baston Jr.
and Jeremy Baston, both of Corsicana; her parents, Ira and Lois Bradford of Cheneyboro; two brothers, Ira T. Bradford Jr. of Cheneyboro and Ira B. Bradford of Oakland, Calif.; three sisters, Mary Bradford of Dallas, Gloria Miller of Cheneyboro and Norma Daniel of Oakland, Calif.; one half-sister, Marilyn Houston of allas; and one great-grandmother, Molly Rhoe of Cheneyboro.

Pallbearers will be Lessie Ellison III, Johnny Chambers, Howard Miller, Terrell Johnson, Gary Eldridge and Otis Tolliver.

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Mary Elizabeth "Gence" Jacobs
May 22, 1912 - Dec 1, 1993

Mary Elizabeth (Gence) Jacobs, 81, of Teague, died Dec. 1, 1993, at Mel-Haven Convalescent Center.

Wake service will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Larry Polk officiating. Burial will be in Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

She was a member of Dorothy count No. 106, Heroines of Jericho, in Streetman.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn English of Dallas, and Earnestine Bell of Abilene; five sons, L.B. Billings of Streetman, O.B. Eakles of Austin, Vaughn Dell Mims of Teague, William Carroll of Carson, Calif., and Mickey Irvin Jacobs of Austin; 22 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Dick Jacobs of Corsicana, and Dan Jacobs Jr. of Sherman, Texas.

Nephews and grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Homer Dudley Sr.
Mar 27, 1910 - Mar 2, 1989

Homer Dudley Sr., 79, of Corsicana, died March 1, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Monday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. E.H. Davis, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include a daughter, Lula Dudley of Abilene; a son, Charles Dudley of Abilene; several grandchildren; one brother, Wallace Dudley Jr. of Corsicana; and three sisters, Adell Moore of Corsicana; Madell Lee of Fort Worth, and Johnnie Maekissam of Houston.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Hilton "Quincy" Gaines
Sept 16, 1914 - Oct 7, 1993

Hilton "Quincy" Gaines, 79, of Dallas, died Oct. 7, 1993, in Irving.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Chatfield United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tom Garmon officiating. Burial will be in Chatfield Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 16, 1914, in Corsicana. He was a veteran of the U.S.
Army. He was a retired farmer and rancher.

Survivors include one son, Hilton Gaines Jr. of Dallas; one daughter, Loanna Reebe of Austin; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren

Pallbearers will be Mr. Gaines' grandsons.

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Penny (Guynes) Shipp
Aug 1, 1890 - Feb 23, 1989

Penny Shipp, 98, of Richland Hills, died Feb. 23, 1989, in the North Hills Medical Center.

Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Chatfield Cemetery, with the Rev. Ken Minyard officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She was a native of Chatfield and was a housewife.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Allan Howell, of Fort Worth; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

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Jessie Lee Young
Feb 10, 1909 - Nov 13, 1993

Jessie Lee Young, 84, of Barry, died Nov. 13, 1993 in Barry.

Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. James Evans and the Rev. Dale Leggett officiating. Burial will be in Black Hills Cemetery.

He was born Feb. 10, 1909 in Mabank. He was a member of the Community Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Carl Young.

Survivors include his wife, Lucile Young of Barry; one sister, Frances Bounds of Garland; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Robert Drain, Calvin Drain, Aubry Drain, Dennis Young, Randy Young, Scott Bounds, Rufus Nott and Robert Alexander.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Sunday School class at Community Baptist.

Memorials may be made to Community Boy's Club, or Hospice of Mercy, 500 West 3rd, Suite No. 2, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Linda Gayle Ivie
Feb 13, 1949 - Apr 12, 1949

Linda Gayle Ivie Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Linda Gayle Ivie, two-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Ivie, Route 1, Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Henry Price, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Joe and George Ivie; three sisters, Royce, Iris and Billie Sue Ivie, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Ivie, Barry, and J. S. Ward, Purdon.

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Hester Virginia Thomas
1899 - Oct 25, 1993

Hester Virginia Thomas, 94, of Arlington, died Oct. 25, 1993, at the Heritage Oak Nursing Center in Arlington.

Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Thompson's Harveson and Cole Funeral Home. Burial was in the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery in Corsicana under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was born in Williamsport, Tenn., and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Ridglea Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Wesley Thomas.

Survivors include two sons, Harold W. Thomas of Arlington and Randolph Tucker of Edinburg; one daughter, Martha Layman of Hereford; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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Bessie Flora (Brown) Woodard
Oct 24, 1893 - Mar 29, 1989

Mrs. A. H. (Bessie) Woodard, 95, of Fort Worth died March 29, 1989, in Fort Worth.

Services were 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Charles O'Neal officiating. Burial was in the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

She was born Oct. 24, 1893, in Peidmont, Ala. and had lived in Fort Worth since 1953.

She is survived by two daughters, Lucille Follis of Dimmitt and Syble Ivie of Jacksonville; one son, Charles Woodard of Fort Worth; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Grace Woodard, of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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