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Sylvan Cohn Daniels
Nov 14, 1926 - Sep 15, 1929

LITTLE CHILD DIES IN DALLAS HOSPITAL BURIED HERE MONDAY

Sylvan Daniels, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Daniels, 702 North Commerce street, died in a Dallas hospital Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock following a long illness and the funeral was held from the residence of Simon Daniel, 415 West Sixth avenue, Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The body was brought from Dallas Sunday night.

Sutherland Funeral Home directed the funeral.

The Simon Daniels store was closed Monday.

Surviving are his parents, grandfather, Simon Daniels, and numerous other relatives.

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Thomas Joseph “Tom” Brennan
Nov 19, 1873 - Apr 3, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM BRENNAN HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Tom J. Brennan, 60, 805 West Seventh avenue, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning shortly after 3 o’clock following a stroke of paralysis Monday afternoon while at the Navarro Cotton Oil Company plant, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Mr. Brennan was a native of Navarro county and had resided here practically all of his life. He had been superintendent of the Cotton Oil Company for the past 30 years, and was well known in cotton oil mill circles of Texas.

He was a member of the Ennis Knights of Columbus organization.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, T. C. (Buddie) Brennan, Houston and W. L. Brennan, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. E. R. Kemp, Eric, Pa.; four grandchildren, a brother, J. F. Brennan, Denison; and three sisters, Mrs. C. B. R. Huff, Longview; Mrs. J. Burkhalter, Dallas and Mrs. Ed Sheets, Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

Active pallbearers were E. C. Sears, Hubert Redden, W. E. Slaughter, L. U. Cole, Billy Stokes and Lynn Adams.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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TOM J. BRENNAN DIES FOLLOWING STROKE ON MONDAY

FUNERAL FOR WELL KNOWN CORSICANAN SCHEDULED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Thomas J. Brennan, 805 West Seventh avenue, aged 60 years, superintendent of the Navarro Cotton Oil Company for the last 30 years, native of Navarro county, and well known in cotton oil circles, died in the P. and S. Hospital shortly after 3 o’clock Tuesday morning. He was stricken with paralysis while at work at the mill Monday afternoon shortly after 3 o’clock.

The funeral services are scheduled to be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Mrs. E. R. Kemp, Erie, Pa., a daughter, is en route to Corsicana and is scheduled to arrive here early Wednesday morning. In the event Mrs. Kemp does not arrive Wednesday, the funeral rites will be postponed until Thursday.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Kemp; two sons, T. C. (Buddie) Brennan, Houston, and W. L. Brennan, Corsicana; a brother, J. F. Brennan, Denison; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. R. Huff, Longview; Mrs. J. Burkhalter, Dallas, and Mrs. Ed Sheets, Corsicana; and four grandchildren.

Mr. Brennan was a member of the Ennis Knights of Columbus organization.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Emma (Brennan) Sheets
Aug 10, 1876 - Sep 17, 1952

Mrs. Ed Sheets Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Ed Sheets, 76, long-time resident of Corsicana, 1500 West Sixth Avenue, died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish. Rosary will be recited Thursday at 7:30 p.m., at the McCammon Chapel.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Willis, Abilene, and Mrs. R. W. Gilbert, Bowie; three sons, Palmer A. Sheets, Breckenridge; Phil K. Sheets, Wichita Falls; and E. S. (Tippy) Sheets, Rosenberg; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John C. Wilson, T. J. Hickey, W. G. Morris, E. W. O’Daniel, W. H. Johnson, Claude A. Patterson and Bob Sink.

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Rachael (Goldberg) Goldberg
Apr 1, 1864 - Nov 4, 1925

MRS. A. GOLDBERG PASSED AWAY LATE WED; BURIAL TODAY

SUCCOMBS TO LONG ILLNESS—FUNERAL THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Rachael Goldberg, aged 63 years, wife of Aaron Goldberg, died at the family home, 212 East 2nd avenue, at 5:15 o’clock Wednesday afternoon after an illness extending over several weeks. Funeral services were held from the home Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish congregation conducting the services, and with burial in the Hebrew cemetery, in the western suburbs of Corsicana.

Mrs. Goldberg was a native of Poland, that country being under Russian dominion at the time of her birth and residence there until she was some 23 years of age, when she came to the United States with her husband landing in New York City and making that place her home for several years, removing to Corsicana about thirteen years ago, where the family has resided since.

Deceased is survived by her husband and six children, five sons and one daughter, as follows: Nathan Goldberg, Gabriel Goldberg, Isadore Goldberg, and Abe Goldberg, and Mrs. Sam Daiches, all of Corsicana.

Mrs. Goldberg was a quiet and unassuming little woman, who loved her home and her family more than the things that were offered by the world at large, therefore she was what might be called of a retiring disposition and was seldom seen about the city and in the places where people went to gather. But those who knew her best loved her most, and her influence extended far beyond the portals of her home for the good and uplifting of mankind. She was a good woman and the world was indeed made better for her having lived therein, and there were many to shed a tear of sorrow and regret at her passing while the floral offerings that were sent by loving friends attested the esteem in which she was held.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 5, 1925
  • born in Neroon Succa, Poland w/o Aaron Goldberg; d/o Nathan Goldberg & Rachael (unk) Goldberg per Death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Aaron Goldberg
Apr 18, 1866 - Oct 31, 1934

FUNERAL THURSDAY MORNING FOR LONG TIME CORSICANAN

Funeral rites for Aaron Goldberg, 68, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital at 12:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon following a several days illness were held Thursday morning at 11 o’clock, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sam Daiches, 2009 West Collin street, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi M. J. Leibson of the Congregation Agudas Achim.

Mr. Goldberg had been engaged in the shop repairing business here for a number of years.

Surviving are five sons, Nathan Goldberg, Waxahachie; Louis Goldberg, Gabe Goldberg and Isadore Goldberg, all of Corsicana; and Abe Goldberg, Hobbs, N. M.; one daughter, Mrs. Daiches, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. L. Shass, New York City.

Pallbearers were Sydney Marks, I. N. Cerf, Joe Wolens, Ramon Goldman, Henry Levy, Sam B. Brooks, Dave Daniels and Ben Goldsmith.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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

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Rita (Finberg) Aron
abt 1882 - Jun 22, 1957

Mrs. Rita Aaron Services Monday

Mrs. Rita Aaron, 52, formerly of Corsicana, died in Temple Saturday. She resided at Moody.

Graveside rites were conducted at the Hebrew cemetery here at 2p.m. Monday with Rabbi J. D. Spear of Temple Beth-El conducting.

Surviving are a son, Aubrey Arron, Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. C. C. McMahn and Mrs. D. W. Huggeter, both of Los Angeles; a sister, Mrs. Lex Davis, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. H. Golden, George Daniels, Morris Dreeben, W. B. Levy, Joe Winter and E. H. Grossman.

McCammon directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 24, 1957
  • w/o Alexander S. Aron married Nov. 10, 1929 (record shows last name Hill must have been married to a Hill); d/o Louis Finberg and Hannah(McGill/Migee) Finberg per Death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles “Charlie” Simon
May 14, 1860 - Aug 16, 1924

Funeral Services Chas. Simon Sunday

Charles Simon, aged 64, and for many years in the cold drink business here, died at 11:30 Saturday and the remains were interred in the Hebrew cemetery yesterday afternoon, after services at the home by Rabbi Bachrah. The pall bearers were Jake Goldman, B. Marks, Harry Kaufman, J. Jacobs, Sam Fleishman and Harry Rothkolph. The deceased is survived by his wife, two brothers and a sister, living in Dallas, and a nephew, Sol Gotlieb of Corsicana. The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful flowers.

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Yetta (Finberg) Simon
Jul 23, 1869 - Dec 27, 1956

Friday Services For Mrs. Simon

Mrs. Charlie Simon, 87, 216 East Third avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon.

A native of Galveston, Mrs. Simon had resided in Corsicana for 60 years.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi J. D. Spear of Temple Beth-El.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Davis, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Alex Aaron, Temple, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were M. B. Golden, Melville Samuels, Raymond Goldman, Max Brustein, George Daniels and Joe Winters.

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William Engleberg
Mar 10, 1872 - Jun 29, 1925

Mr. Wm. Engleberg, aged 72, who died Tuesday morning at 8:15 at the family residence on East First avenue was buried Wednesday afternoon at 6 o’clock in the Jewish Cemetery. Impressive funeral services were held, conducted by Dr. Eskin, rabbi of the Agudas Achim congregation. The high esteem in which this man was held by his people was attested by the numerous floral offerings. He is survived by his wife and daughters and a brother and sister who live in Dallas. Both came down for the funeral.

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Louis Cerf
Feb 7, 1846 - Mar 12, 1917

PIONEER CITIZEN PASSES AWAY

Had been a Resident of Corsicana for Forty-Five Years.

Louis Cerf, aged 71 years, one month and five days, and for forty-five years a resident of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital at 3:30 this morning following an operation two weeks ago for bladder trouble. The deceased was in the grocery business for many years, and at the time o his death was one of the county’s leading capitalists. He was a good citizen in all that the term implies, and will be missed, not only by those who were near to him by the ties of blood and the bonds of friendship but by the community at large.

The deceased was born at Mittlebron, France, February 7, 1846, and left his native land for America on January 1, 1867. He located first in New Orleans but came to Texas in 1869, locating first at Bryan, and in 1872, when Corsicana was the terminus of the Houston & Texas Central railroad, he came to Corsicana and lived here to the date of his death.

Surviving the deceased is his widow, one son, I. N. Cerf and four grandchildren, two brothers, Isadore and Leon Cerf of Ennis, and four sisters, Mrs. Sophie Levy of Waco; Mrs. E. Raphael of Corsicana and two sisters in Europe, one at the old home in France and one in Germany.

The funeral will take place from Temple Beth El tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hebrew cemetery and Rev. Dr. Goldberg officiating.

The following will act as pall-bearers: Honorary—Jas. Garitty, Chars. DeLafosse, S. A. Pace, B. Marks, A. Fox, A. H. Kerr and Chas. H. Allyn. Active—M. Cohen, Robert Jarett, Harry Kaufman, Ben Rosenberg, Ben Goldsmith and Morris Jarett.

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FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON

Remains of Good Citizen laid to Rest in Hebrew Cemetery

The funeral of the late Louis Cerf took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from Temple Beth-El and was largely attended, the Temple was filled to overflowing and a long procession followed the remains to their last resting place. The services as conducted by Rev. Dr. David Goldberg, rabbi of the congregation, were most impressive, and the eulogy pronounced over the remains of the dead were fitting to the sad and solemn occasion.

The floral offerings were beautiful and lavish in number, and were true emblems of a life of good citizenship, affectionate fatherhood, loving husband and true friend and good, kind hearted neighbor. All Corsicana mourns the loss of a good citizen and sympathize with the family in the great sorrow that has come to them.

Both the First National bank and the Corsicana National Bank were closed this afternoon in memory of the dead.

The deceased has been an Odd Fellow for many years, and many members of the lodge here attended the funeral in a body.

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Mamie (Shwarts) Cerf
Mar 4, 1866 - Feb 2, 1962

Mrs. M. Cerf Rites Sunday

Services for Mrs. Mamie Cerf of Ennis, who died Friday were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the family home in Ennis with burial in the Hebrew cemetery here.

Mrs. Cerf was reared in Corsicana and was the widow of the late Isadore Cerf of Ennis.

Surviving are three nephews, Louie Cerf, Ennis; Louis Shwarts, Corsicana, and Louis Reisman, Chicago; five nieces, Mrs. Alfred Goldman, Dallas; Mrs. Ivan Rosenberg, Corsicana; Mrs. Bess Levine, Chicago; Mrs. J. J. Pace, Dallas, and Mrs. Roemer Mahew, Los Angeles.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Bertha (Simon) London
May 9, 1847 - Jun 6, 1909

Death of Aged Lady.

Mrs. Bertha London, wife of Max H. London, died at the family home on West Sixth avenue yesterday afternoon at 7:30 and the remains were interred in the Hebrew cemetery this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and had many friends who sympathize with her family in their sorrow. Surviving is the husband and two daughters, Misses Julia and Mary London, and a son Mayer London.

The following were pall bearers at the largely attended funeral: Joe Shwarts, Kal Shwarts, I. N. Cerf, Alex Marks, Jake Goldman and Abe Levine.

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Leon Levi
Jan 31, 1892 - Aug 17, 1911

Will be Buried To-Morrow.

The remains of Leon Levy will be buried tomorrow morning at ten o’clock with funeral services from the residence, conducted by Rabbi Blatt, of Oklahoma City, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. The parents of the deceased who were in Waukesha, Wis., will arrive tonight having been delayed 10 hours by their train being late at some point in the North.

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Buried Yesterday.

The remains of the late Leon Levi, son of Mr. and Mrs. M. Levi, whose tragic death created so much sorrow among his friends and those of his family, were laid to rest in the Hebrew cemetery yesterday morning at 10 o’clock. The services, which were read by Rabbi Blatt of Oklahoma City, were held at the family home on North Beaton street and were attended by a host of friends of the family, who later accompanied the remains to the cemetery. The pallbearers who were from among the boyhood friends of the deceased were as follows; Tom Wiggins, Abe Marks, Morris Dreeben, Clarence Collier, Arthur Jones and I. Mintz.

The honorary pall bearers were S. Daniels, A. Fox, D. Deutschner, Kal Swarts, M. H. London, M. Cohen, J. Goldman, I. Levy.

The floral offerings were numerous and very beautiful, conveying as best they could the regard of the donors for the deceased and his family.

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Hannah (Openheimer) Hirsch
Jan 3, 1842 - Sep 25, 1918

Passed Away This Morning

Mrs. L. H. Newburg, aged 72 years and for many years a resident of Corsicana, died this morning after being in ill health for some time, at the home of her sister Mrs. L. Cerf, with whom she has made her home for many years. Interment will take place in the Hebrew cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. The deceased was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends who will long remember her for her kind and gentle disposition and many admirable traits of character.

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Funeral Tomorrow Morning.

The funeral of the late Mrs. L. H. Newburg, who died yesterday at the home of L. Cerf, corner of West Fourth Avenue and North Fourteenth street, will take place from the home tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. Rev. Dr. Greenberg of Dallas will officiate, and the pall bearers will be: Active, Isaac Levy, Max Levine, Will Herman, Morris Jarett, Ben Goldsmith, Moses Miller, Harry Kaufman and Robt. Jarrett. Honorary, Mrs. Isaac Levy, Mrs. Harry Kaufman, Miss Ester Marks, Mrs. Robert Jarrett, Mrs. Abe Levine, Mrs. Morris Jarett, Mrs. Max Levine and Mrs. Ben Rosenberg.

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Mrs. Hannah Hirsch, who died yesterday at the home of her son-in-law, Mayer Cohen, were interred in the Hebrew cemetery this afternoon. The funeral services were held in Temple Beth-El at 4:30 and were impressively held by Rabbi Stoltz. A large attendance filled the synagogue, and a long line of friends of the deceased followed her remains to their last resting place. There were many beautiful floral offerings, typical of the beautiful life that had gone out in this, to begin anew in another and higher sphere.

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Venerable Lady Passes Away.

Mrs. Hannah Hirsch, widow of the late M. Hirsch, aged seventy-four years, and for twenty-five years a resident of Corsicana, passed away at 12:20 o’clock today at the home of her son-in-law Meyer Cohen on West Sixth Avenue, after two weeks illness. The deceased was born in Clinton, Missouri, but in early childhood moved with her parents to Louisiana where she was reared under refined influences, and had a large circle of friends who esteemed her highly. She is survived by her son-in-law and a granddaughter, Mrs. Abe Marks of Sherman. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 7:30 from Temple Beth-El. Rabbi Stoltz officiating, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. The pall bearers will be, Honorary, B. Marks, A. G. Elliott, Dr. Kelton, E. O. Vaughan, A. Fox, M. H. London, M. Levi, J. Goldman and Robt. Jarett; active, Harry Kaufman, Mendel Marks, Dexter Hamilton, Morris Jarrett, Tom McElwee, L. K. C. Fluker, August Levy, Ike Levy, I. N. Cerf and R. J. Smith.

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Henrietta (Flonacher) Newberg
Jun 1846 - Aug 1918

Funeral Was Largely Attended

The remains of the late Mrs. L. H. Newburg were interred in the Hebrew cemetery yesterday morning, the funeral taking place from the home of Mrs. L. Cerf, her sister, with whom the deceased had made her home during her residence of forty-seven years in Corsicana. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dr. Greenberg of Dallas and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Passed Away This morning.

Ms. L. H. Newburg, aged 72 years, and for many years a resident of Corsicana, died this morning after being in ill health for some time, at the home of her sister, Mrs. L. Cerf, with whom she has made her home for many years. Interment will take place in the Hebrew Cemetery Sunday morning at 10 o’clock. The deceased was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends who will long remember her for her kind and gentle disposition and many admirable traits of character.

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Funeral Tomorrow Morning.

The funeral of the late Mrs. L. H. Newburg, who died yesterday at the home of L. Cerf, corner of West Fourth Avenue and North Fourteenth street, will take place from the home tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. Rev. Dr. Greenberg of Dallas will officiate, and the pall bearers will be: Active, Isaac Levy, Max Levine, Will Herman, Morris Jarett, Ben Goldsmith, Moses Miller, Harry Kaufman and Robt. Jarrett, Honorary, Mrs. Isaac Levy, Mrs. Harry Kaufman, Miss Ester Marks, Mrs. Robert Jarrett, Mrs. Abe Levine, Mrs. Morris Jarrett, Mrs. Max Levine and Mrs. Ben Rosenberg.

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William M. Herman
abt 1863 - Mar 22, 1918

Hebrew Citizen Died Today.

W. M. Herman, aged 55 years, died at the family home, 214 East First avenue, at 5:35 o’clock this morning after being in ill health for many months. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children and two step-sons, Sol and Jake Gottlieb. The funeral took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. The deceased was a native of Russia and had been a citizen of Corsicana for many years.

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Sophia (Cerf) Levy
Oct 8, 1844 - Dec 16, 1920

Lady Was Formerly Well Known Resident Here.

Mrs. Sophia Levy, aged 76 years, widow of the late U. P. Levy, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. R. Goldberg, in Waco, at 1:20 this morning, and the remains will be interred here on Friday, December 17. Services will be at the home of her son-in-law, I. N. Cerf at 2 p.m. The deceased was a resident of Corsicana for twenty years before going to Waco to live with her daughter. She is survived by seven children, Mrs. I. N. Cerf, Corsicana; Mrs. Max Schnieder, Waxahachie; Mrs. C. Roddy, Temple; M. C. Levy, Maypearl; At. L. Levy; Rodgers; Mrs. B. R. Goldberg, Waco; W. B. Levy, Rodgers, and by two brothers and three sisters. Interment will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

The following will be active and honorary pallbearers: Active, Sydney Marks, Will Herman, Arthur Levy, Mayer Cohen, M. L. Levine, Isaac Levy, Henry Levy and Ben Goldsmith; honorary, Morris Jarett, August Levy, Abe Levine, B. Marks, Robt. Jarett, Ben Rosenberg and Harry Kaufman.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Mrs. Sophia Levy, who died in Waco yesterday morning, arrived here this morning, and the funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Cerf on West Fourth Avenue. The last sad rites were conducted by Rabbi Wolfe Mocht of Waco, and a large number of friends attended the funeral, there being many out of town friends among them. There were many beautiful floral offerings. The deceased lived in Corsicana for many years and was loved and esteemed by all who knew her as a loving mother and a true and devoted friend, who delighted to do good to others, and her memory will live long in Corsicana.

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Morris Jarett
Oct 2, 1862 - Mar 28, 1921

PROMINENT MERCHANT PASSES AWAY

Morris Jarett Died Last Night After Short Illness

Morris Jarrett, manager of the Red Front Dry Goods Store, died at his home, 192 North Thirteenth street, yesterday afternoon, after a weeks’ illness, resulting from a stroke of paralysis, and the funeral will take place Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Jewish Cemetery. Rabbi Solomon will officiate and the following will act as pallbearers:

Active—Mayer Cohen, I. N. Cerf, M. M. Miller, Sydney Marks, Harry Kaufman, Ben Goldsmith, M. L. Levine and M. L. Marks.

Honorary—B. Marks, Ben Rosenberg, Kal Shwarts, Abe Levine, J. Jaffe, August Levy, Isaac Levy, Harry Miller, H. Grossman and J. Goldman.

The deceased was born in Germany fifty-seven years ago, and had been in America twenty-five years, and in Corsicana twelve years. By his affable manners, and kindly disposition the deceased had made hundreds of friends among all classes of our people, and his death is sorely regretted.

He is survived by his wife and three children, two daughters and one son, by three brothers, Robert Jarett and William Jarett of Corsicana, and Louis Jarett of New York, and by two sisters, Mrs. L. Werner of Houston and Mrs. H. Pincus, of New York.

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Hannah (Isaac) Jarett
abt 1867 - Mar 1, 1924

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. M. JARETT SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Morris Jarett, who died at her home, here Saturday morning, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence on North Eleventh street.

Dr. Carl Schorr, rabbi of Temple Beth-El conducted the services which were largely attended by sorrowing relatives and friends. The deceased was very popular in both business and social circles of Corsicana where she had many friends. She is survived by three children, Misses Hilda and Stella Jarett and Phillip Jarett all of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were, I. N. Cerf, Sydney Marks, M. L. Levine, M. M. Miller, I. Jaffe, M. L. Dreebon, Ben Goldsmith, A. S. Genecov, Meyer Cohen and Louis Goldberg. Burial was in the Jewish Cemetery.

There were many beautiful floral offerings.

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MRS. MORRIS JARETT DIED EARLY TODAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Mrs. Morris Jarett, aged 61,died this morning at 9:30 following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the home and will be conducted by Dr. Carl Schorr, rabbi of Temple Beth El, with interment in the Jewish Cemetery.

The deceased has been a resident of Corsicana since 1908. She came here with her husband from New York and since his death about three years ago has been connected with the Red Front Store.

She is survived by three children, one boy Philip and two daughters Misses Hilda and Stella Jarett, all of this city.

The deceased was well known in the city and had a host of friends who will be genuinely grieved at her passing.

Jarett’s Dry Goods Store, Werner’s Garment Shop and the Red Front Store were closed today in her honor.

The following will be active pallbearers: I. N. Cerf, Sydney Marks, M. L. Levine, M. M. Miller, I. Jaffe, M. I Drebon, Ben Goldsmith, A. S. Genecov, Meyer Cohen and Louis Goldberg.

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Sarah H. Stander
Sep 23, 1910 - Aug 10, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS STANDER LATE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Sarah H. Stander, aged 21 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Stander, who died at the family home, 111 East First Avenue, Wednesday morning at 10:45 o’clock following an illness of several years, were held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 6:30 o’clock with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rabbi M. J. Leibson.

Surviving are her parents, a sister, Gertrude Stander, and a brother, Leon Stander, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Dave Daniels, Isaac Levy, Isadore Goldbert, Bryan Levine, Aaron Samuels and Manuel Gottlieb.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Nettie (Simon) Stander


Mrs. Nettie Stander

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Nettie Stander, 94, resident of Houston, who died in Houston. Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate, and burial will be at Hebrew Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her husband David E. Stander July 11, 1970.

Survivors include a son, Leon Stander of Lake Charles, La., a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Jacobson of Galveston; and three grandchildren.

She was a former resident of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Nettie Stander

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Nettie Stander, 84, resident of Houston, who died in Houston.

Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate, and burial will be at Hebrew Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Abram Geller, Jacob Geller, Dave Yellen, Dr. Milton Yellen, Ben Golub, Raymond Goldman, Louis Wolens, and Melville Samuels.

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David Emanuel Stander
Sep 27, 1885 - Jul 11, 1970

David Stander Dies Saturday

Funeral services will be held today at 11:30 a.m. at the Corley Chapel for David Stander, 83, who died Saturday in Galveston.

He was a retired tailor.

Officiating will be Rabbi Ernest Joseph and interment will be in the Hebrew Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Galveston; one daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Jacobson of Galveston; one son, Leon of Lake Charles, La; a sister, Mrs. I. Edelstein of Chicago and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Louis Wolens, Dr. Bernard Rosen, Julius Jacobs, Herb Silverberg, Gabe Goldberg, Raymond Goldman, Dean Milkes and Max Wolens.

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August Levy
abt 1856 - Jan 4, 1932

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIES HERE ON MONDAY

AUGUST LEVY, CORSICANA RESIDENT 60 YEARS; BE BURIED ON TUESDAY

August Levy, aged 77 years, native of France, but resident of America and Corsicana for more than 60 years, died at his home 639 West Fourth avenue, Monday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock following an illness of several weeks and the funeral will be held from the family home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hebrew Cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rabbi M. J. Leibson of Synagogue Agudas Achim.

Mr. Levy came to America when he was 14 or 15 years old and has resided in Corsicana since that time. He was in the grocery and cotton business and later connected with the First National Bank for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Morris Dreeben, Corsicana; three sons, Dave, Louie and Isaac Levy, all of Corsicana; two grandchildren, and four sisters, Mrs. Aaron Levy, Beaumont, and three sisters, who reside in France.

Mr. Levy was well-known in Corsicana and Navarro county.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Sarah (Kaufman) Levy
Jul 15, 1872 - Feb 27, 1942

MRS. AUGUST LEVY DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

SHE HAD RESIDED IN CORSICANA FOR THE PAST 56 YEARS; NATIVE INDIANA

Mrs. August Levy, aged 69 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family residence, 639 West Fourth avenue, Friday night about 10:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hebrew Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Albert Michels.

A native of Indiana, Mrs. Levy had resided in Corsicana for 56 years. she was the daughter of the late N. Kaufman, pioneer Corsicana merchant, and a sister of the late Harry Kaufman.

Surviving are three sons, Dave, Louis and Isaac Levy, a daughter, Mrs. Morris Dreeben; a sister Mrs. Ike Levy, all of Corsicana; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Louis Wolens, Sydney Marks, Albert Daniels, Sam Brooks, Gabe Goldberg, Louis Daniels, Aaron Levine and James Cerf.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ted Allen Schafer
May 8, 1948 - June 17, 2013

Ted Allen Schafer, resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, June 17, 2013 at the age of 65. He was born Saturday, May 8, 1948 to Ted R. and Evelyn Bibb Schafer in Vancouver, Wash.

He is survived by wife Rosemary Schafer of Corsicana; son Carl Schafer of Corsicana; step-children, Paul Jock and wife Brena of Corsicana, Robbie Jock of Mildred, Joey Jock and wife Leah of Mildred, and eight step-grandchildren. He is also survived by brother Roger Schafer of Corsicana; sister Shirley Hurley and husband Melvin of Corsicana; nephews Jeff Schafer, Jason Schafer and niece Becky Schafer.

He served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in the 413 Transportation Company from September 1968 to September 1969. He was a member of the Corsicana VFW and the American Legion in Ennis.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery with Military Honors. Pallbearers will be Charlie Walpole, Billy Richardson, Monk Almond, Dennis Hall, Brian Jordan and Bobby Garrett.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VFW of Corsicana or American Legion of Ennis.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Ira "Lee" (Lynch) Holt
Aug 24, 1937 - Jun 16, 2013

Ira “Lee” Holt, 75, of Frost, formerly of Center, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Corsicana.

She was born Aug. 24, 1937 in the Neuville Community to James R. and Lula Mae (Cooper) Lynch. She was a beautician for many years. She was a member of the Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church, Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Lula Lynch; husband, Murvel Holt; son, Dennis Holt; grandson, Brandon Holt; and brothers, John Lynch and Guy Lynch.

Lee is survived by son Curtis Holt and wife Beth of Frost; Daughter-in-law Lecia Holt of Center; grandchildren Kylie Lane Holt Baxley and husband, Jason of Austin; Jonathan Reeves Holt and wife Jenny of Austin; Morgan Holt Woeller and husband, Jarrod of Belton; Ashley Holt Bailey and husband Kyle of Bossier City, La.; and great-grandson Blake Bailey of Bossier City; brother James R. Lynch and wife Ozeda of Martinsville; sister Lillian Johnson of Houston; brother William “Bill”
Lynch of San Antonio; sister Ila Mae Wheatley and husband Jim of Shelbyville; two sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Bonnie Duncan of Edmond, Okla., and Pauline Oates and husband Harold of Center.

Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home, Center.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at Mangum Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Gordon Vaughn officiating. Burial will follow at White Rock Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan Holt, Jason Baxley, Jarrod Woeller, Kyle Bailey, Ricky Livingston, Cade Dockens and Randy Cruse.

Services are under the direction of Mangum Funeral Home, Center, Texas.

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Stella Jean (Nutt) Persell
Aug 10, 1932 - June 16, 2013

Mrs. Stella Jean Nutt Persell, 80, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Corsicana. She was born Aug. 10,
1932 at Lake Halbert in Corsicana to parents, Fred and Beatrice Crouch Nutt.

She was a member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed life, being a wife, step-mother, grandmother and great-grandmother along with being a loving aunt and great aunt.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 34 years, Jimmy J. Persell; parents, Fred and Bea Nutt; sisters, Judy Nutt and Sybil Keating; a step-son, and two loving nieces.

Survivors include her brothers, Duane Nutt and wife Davis of Corsicana and Jimmy Nutt and wife Joyce of Huntsville, and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Velma Lee (Sherrill) Waters
July 21, 1937 - June 15, 2013

Mrs. Velma Lee Sherrill Waters, 75, of Mesquite passed away Saturday, June 15, 2013 in Ovilla, Texas. She was born July 21, 1937 in Trinidad.
She was the daughter of Robert Barton Sherrill and Leona Lafay
(Chidester) Sherrill.

She graduated from Corsicana High School. She was an Officer at First National Bank in Dallas, and later worked as a Manager for the Texas League of Credit Unions in Dallas.

Velma’s greatest love was spending time with her mother, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews at the farm. She devoted her life to her two children, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. After her daughter and son were grown she enjoyed square dancing but her greatest love remained her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents and uncle Jimmie; daughter, Rhonda Sue English; sister, Mamie Holloway; and brothers, Robert Sherrill, Buddy Sherrill, and Emerson Sherrill.

Survivors include her son, Randy Waters and wife Pam of Ovilla; three grandchildren, Shana Duke, Rusty Duke, and Alexus Waters; three great-grandchildren, Mark Burkett, Shane Burkett, and Kaiden Duke; sisters, Lillie Jacobsen of Salt Lake City, Utah and Joyce Thedford of Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mike Ballard and Bishop Jarl F.
Jacobsen officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alan Thedford, Gary Holloway, Hagen Williams, Hunter Thedford, Jason Holloway, and Sloan Thedford.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.
 

Notes:

  • d/o Robert Barton Sherrill and Leona Lafay (Chidester) Sherrill
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary Louise (Nessley) Healy
Feb 13, 1922 - June 14, 2013

Mary Louise Healy, 91, of Corsicana, passed away peacefully after a lengthy illness Friday, June 14, 2013, at The Twilight Home in Corsicana.

Mrs. Healy was born Feb. 13, 1922 in Rock Island, Ill. to Charlotte Morton and John Henry Nessley. She was a graduate of Texas State College for Women in Denton.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John L. Healy; her son, Mark Healy; and a grandson, Lance Berry.

Survivors include her daughters, Monica Healy Miller and husband, Thaddeus, of Corsicana, and Carla Healy Bailey of Dallas; daughter-in-law Jennie Healy of Dallas; grandchildren Eddie Healy of Dallas, James Healy and wife, Sara, of Waxahachie, Siobhán Grantham and husband, Sam, of Garland, Frank L. Healy and wife, Jeanne, of Chittenango, N.Y., Clay Berry and wife, Chrissie, and Reide Berry of Dallas; and great-grandchildren James Roman Healy, Sean and Malcolm Grantham, Cassandra and Katherine Healy, and Boston and Reagan Berry .

Interment will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Restland Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Ave., Dallas.

A memorial mass for Mrs. Healy will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2013, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. Jason Cargo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge, 17552 FM 14, Tyler TX 75706 or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Restland Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Jessie Kiziah (Mitchell) Barham
Jun 17, 1898 - Feb 12, 1980

Mrs. Barham

BLOOMING GROVE—Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Jessie K. Barham, 81, resident of Blooming Grove, who died at the Corsicana Nursing Home Tuesday morning.

Buster Jordan officiated with burial following at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Joel Barham of Fort Worth, Earl Barham, of Mansfield, Hershel Barham, of Blooming Grove, and Don Barham, of Frost; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Oliphant, of Blooming Grove; a sister, Lillian Morris, of Rosser; 15 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County and was preceded in death by her husband in 1976.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Feb. 21, 1980
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John William "Buster" Bays, Jr.
Feb 15, 1914 - Apr 21, 1980

John Bays Jr.

John W. Bays, Jr., resident of Corpus Christi and native of Corsicana, died Monday in Corpus Christi.

Graveside services were Friday, 11 a.m. Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Services were Wednesday at Clifford Chapel Funeral Home in Corpus Christi.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jo Frances Bays, of Corpus Christi; one son, Rocky Bays, of Houston; one granddaughter, Tammy Bays of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. G. R. Andruss and Mrs. W. B. Tatum, of Corsicana, and Mrs. F. A. Wise, of Odessa, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, May 1, 1980
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Fenner Thomas Holditch
Jun 1, 1899 - Jun 10, 1990

Finner Holditch

Finner T. Holditch, 91, of Blooming Grove, died June 10, 1990, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with the Rev. Bruce Cotton officiating. Burial will be Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Leora Holditch of Blooming Grove; one daughter, Geraldine Letzler of Waco; two brothers, Damon Holditch of Tyler, and Jack Holditch of Denton; one sister, Sudie Lois Moore of Corsicana; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Doug Magee, G. W. Patterson, Bill Woodland, Charles Robert Holditch, James Page and Charles Kenneth Bush.

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Austin Blake Batson Montgomery
Apr 10, 1990 - Jun 10, 1990

Austin Montgomery

Austin Blake Batson Montgomery, two months, of Corsicana, died June 10, 1990, at Children’s Hospital in Dallas.

Services will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Tim Cardwell officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tim Montgomery of Corsicana; one brother, Bubba Montgomery of Corsicana; two sisters, Courtney and Ashley Montgomery of Corsicana; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Montgomery of Hillsboro, and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lampton of Longview; and a number of aunts.

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Thomas Monette Sewell
Aug 29, 1888 - Jan 16, 1979

Thomas Sewell

BLOOMING GROVE—Services were at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Ballard Funeral Home Chapel for Thomas M. Sewell, 90, resident of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. O. Jack Chastain officiated, with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was a retired rancher and veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beulah Sewell of Blooming Grove; two sons, Thomas M. Sewell Jr. of Houston and Dr. Bill R. Sewell of Ponce, Puerto Rico; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Smith of Caldwell; two nephews, Carl Pritchard of Blooming Grove and Jay Sewell Jr. of Blooming Grove; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Jan 26, 1979
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Martha (Sparkman) Vest
Feb 2, 1883 - Nov 11, 1933

SPRING HILL
SPRING HILL, Nov. 16.—(Spl.)—This entire community was saddened Saturday morning when we learned that Mrs. Martha Vest, wife of J. E. Vest of the McCandless Community had gotted burned and died Saturday night about 10:30 o’clock. Mrs. Vest was cleaning yards and set a trash pile on fire by pouring coal oil on it. Her clothing caught fire and she was burned so badly that she died at the time mentioned. She was a true Christian and was loved by all who knew her. She visited here frequently and has numerous friends and relatives who mourn her death. She was buried Sunday afternoon at Dresden with Rev. F. O. Waddill, her pastor, in charge of the services. She was a member of the Methodist church at Brushy Prairie. She is survived by her husband and one sister and four brothers.

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Frankie Ellen (Williams) Craig
Feb 5, 1911 - Jun 11, 1990

Mrs. Frankie Craig

Mrs. Frankie Williams Craig, 79, of Corsicana, died June 11, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. She was born February 5, 1911, in Barry and was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Johnny and Pat Craig of Purdon; a granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Cindy and Mark Barber of Baytown; a grandson, Steve Craig of Purdon; four sisters, Bessie Moore, Fay Harper and Macie Posey, all of Corsicana and Juanita Stillwell of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Martha Lee (Melton) Moore
Nov 13, 1898 - Jan 3, 1980

Mrs. Moore

Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Martha Moore, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Gene Gardner officiated, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, Orville Moore of Bull Head City, Ariz. and Wayne Moore of Quitman, Ga., eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were James Compton, Aubrey Smith, Howard Coley, Leon Phillips, Emmett Dosser, and Joe Fogg.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Jan 10, 1980
  • w/o Claude M. Moore married Aug. 27, 1922 d/o Christopher Carter Melton and Ellen Nora “Ella” (Lewis) Melton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Vera Lee Deere
Dec 13, 1913 - Feb 5, 1932

HIGH SCHOOL GIRL DIED AT DORCHESTER BURIED BLACK HILLS

Miss Vera Lee Deere, aged 18 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Y. Deere of Dorchester, died in Sherman Friday and the funeral was held at the Black Hills cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister, of Corsicana.

Miss Deere was born at Emhouse.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are her parents, two sisters, Misses Louise and Martha Nell Deere, Dorchester; grandfather, J. C. Deere, Corsicana; a grandmother, Mrs. Betty Anderson, Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

Mrs. Deere was a high school student.

Pallbearers were Lance Adams, Boyce Adams, Johnnie Bell Taylor, Elton Dorsey, Edwin Godley and Duard Rhea.

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

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Calcie D. (Jones) Henry
Jan 16, 1874 - Mar 14, 1963

Mrs. S. D. Henry Expires Friday

Mrs. S. D. Henry, 89, former Corsicana resident died Thursday morning in Dallas.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. E. B. Smith, Gonzales and Mrs. G. A. Powell, Dallas; a son, A. B. Henry, Dallas; three grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Blake Dovie Poarch
Aug 4, 1896 - Oct 26, 1968

Blake D. Poarch

Blake D. Poarch, 72, native of Black Hills and retired farmer, died Saturday in Hutchins where he had resided the past five years. He was a member of the Black Hills Methodist church.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Randall McCollum officiating. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Hutchins; three sons, Robert Lee and Paul David Poarch, both of Hutchins, and Aubrey B. Poarch of Bardwell; four daughters, Mrs. Melvin E. Brewer and Mrs. O. E. Marriott, both of Hutchins; Mrs. W. R. Ashford of Boyd, and Mrs. Lloyd B. Russell of Bardwell; 22 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Deward and Guy Poarch both of Corsicana, and Jack Poarch of Arizona; and three sisters, Mrs. John Thompson, Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Lee Shivers of Tehuacana, and Mrs. Nancy Holland of Dallas.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Alford Burnett Kerley, Sr.
Mar. 6, 1888 - Jun. 9, 1954

Kerens Native Dies Suddenly; Rites Friday

KERENS, June 11 (Spl.)—Funeral services for A. B. Kerley, 66, Granger, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Church of Christ with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Cato Sheerer.

A native of Kerens, Kerley had resided at Granger for the past several years where he was superintendent of the Granger Oil Mill. He was fatally stricken with a heart attack Wednesday at San Antonio while attending an oil mill convention.

Survivors include his wife, Granger; four daughters, Mrs. W. I. Berry, El Dorado, Ark.; Mrs. Fay King, Eugene, Ore.; Mrs. Raymond Shannon, Palestine; Mrs. Henry Shubert, Germany; two sons, R. A. Kerley and A. B. Kerley, Jr., both of Houston; a sister, Mrs. B. A. Inmon, Kerens; three brothers, Harris and L. F. Kerley, both of Kerens; Emmett Kerley, Tulia, Tex., and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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George C. Hemphill
May 16, 1881 - May 10, 1933

George C. Hemphill Buried at Kerens

KERENS, May 13.—Funeral services for George C. Hemphill, 52, who died Wednesday afternoon were held Thursday afternoon.

He w2as a native of Georgia and had resided in Kerens since 1917.

Surviving are his wife, a sister, Mrs. W. S. Price; three brothers, B. O. Hemphill and W. W. Hemphill, all of Kerens and L. S. Hemphill, Frederick, Okla.

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Cullen Wayne Barnett
Sep 7, 1911 - Jan 5, 1979

Cullen Barnett

KERENS—Services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Cullen Barnett, 68, resident of Kerens, who died Friday at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Maryland.

The Rev. Van Houser officiated with burial following at Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War 1, a retired night watchman, and worked as aide at Maywood Manor Nursing Home.

Survivors include two sons, Wayne Barnett and Arnie Barnett both of Maryland; a daughter, Mrs. Valerie Murry of Maryland, a grandson, three sisters, Mrs. Eva Walker of Amarillo, Mrs. R. H. Hillard of Kerens, and Mrs. Frankie Lebow of Bowie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
  • h/o Fay (Ellis) Barnett s/o Frank Barnett and Alda (Cargill) Barnett
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Eugene Edwards Hall
Dec 28, 1912 - Feb 12, 1980

Eugene Hall

KERENS—Services were at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Presbyterian Church in Kerens for Eugene Hall, 67, resident of Kerens, who died at Navarro County Memorial Hospital Tuesday.

He ran the Hall’s Grocery Store in Kerens 14 years and prior to that was with Swift Co. and Gladiola as a salesman.

He was also a member of the Kerens Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Austin Harris officiated, with burial following at Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Gladys; one daughter, Anna Spurlock, of Kerens; one granddaughter, Sandra Spurlock of Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Frances Weedin
Jul 16, 1899 - Jan 8, 1979

Mary Weedin

KERENS—Services for Miss Mary Frances Weedin, 79, of Kerens who died Monday morning in Memorial Hospital were at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Kerens Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Eugene Wood officiated with burial in Kerens City Cemetery.

Miss Weedin was a native of Kerens and a retired school teacher and librarian.

She is survived by one brother, Frank Weedin of San Antonio; by a nephew, Jim Weedin of Houston; and by her sister-in-law, Hazel Weedin of Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
  • d/o James Franklin Weedin and Stella (Smith) Weedin
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ronald Lynn “Ronnie” Combs
Mar 22, 1951 - Aug 24, 1968

Combs Service

Funeral services for Ronnie Lynn Combs, 17, victim of an automobile accident, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Kerens Cemetery.

Survivors are his parents, two brothers, four sisters, his grandmother, and several nieces and nephews.

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Andrew Jackson Sheppard  
Sep 26, 1885 - Nov 09, 1968

A. J. Sheppard
KERENS (Spl)—Andrew J. Sheppard, 83, of Baynton, Okla., died Saturday in the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He was a retired cotton buyer and farmer.
Funeral services will be held here Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Charles Pringle officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens city cemetery.
He is survived by three brothers, Joe Sheppard, Kerens; Ray Sheppard, Frost; and Ernest Sheppard, Altus, Okla.; and three sisters, Mrs. Callie Brock, Kerens; Mrs. Pansy Harrell, Richardson, and Mrs. Janey Frank, Denton.

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A.J. SHEPPARD BURIED AT KERENS
Andrew J. Sheppard of Boynton, Oklahoma, died Saturday in the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. He was a retired cotton buyer and farmer.
Funeral was held in Kerens Sunday afternoon with burial in the
Kerens cemetery.
Mr. Sheppard was born in Frost Sept. 26, 1885, and lived in Kerens for several years. He has been in business in Oklahoma for the last 40 years, where he resided at the time of his death.
Survivors include three brothers, Joe Sheppard of Kerens, Ray Sheppard of Frost, and Ernest Sheppard of Alton, Okla., and three sisters, Mrs. Callie Brock of Kerens, Mrs. Pansy Harrell of Richardson and Mrs. Janie Frank of Denton.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Wednesday, November 20, 1968
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society

Mary Alice (Griffis) Holiman
Jul 17, 1907 - Dec 3, 1985

Mary Holiman
KERENS—Mary Alice Holiman, 78, of Kerens died Tuesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the Paschal Funeral Chapel with Dr. Royce Measures officiating. Burial will follow in the Kerens City Cemetery.
She is survived by a son, Richard Holiman of Kerens; two sisters, Reta Hopkins and Jessie Mae Hancock, both of Kerens; a brother, J. T. Griffis of Dallas; a grandchild; a great-grandchild; a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Doyle Faughn, Howard Faughn, Ben Cherry, Eddie McNeese, D. L. Orr and L. D. Howell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 4, 1985
  • w/o Richard Mays “Dick” Holiman married Oct. 8, 1928 d/o Jesse Andrew Griffis and Ema Louise (Washburn) Griffis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Bartlett Daniel “Bart” Doyle
Aug 14, 1858 - Feb 26, 1932

Aged Kerens Man Died at Center; Burial at Kerens

CENTER, Feb. 27.—(AP)—Colonel Bartlett D. Doyle, 74, of Kerens, died yesterday at a hospital after failing to rally from an operation. He had been ill but a few days.

He had been visiting here for the past three weeks with his daughter, Mrs. Jessie Ashbury. He also is survived by one son living in California.

Funeral services were conducted today with the Rev. N. J. Robison of the Center Christian church officiating. Burial was planned in Kerens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Saturday, Feb 27, 1932
  • 1st wife Ollie (Landingham) Doyle married Sep. 23, 1880 2nd wife Lou Etta (McDonald) Ellis-Doyle, married Jun 15, 1909
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Prairie Point Cemetery, Kerens, Navarro Co., TX

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Funeral Sunday.

Funeral services for D. B. Doyle, aged 74 years, who died at Center Friday afternoon were held at Prairie Point cemetery Sunday afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Benard McCord, pastor of the Bazette Methodist church.

Mr. Doyle was a resident of the Roane community.

Surviving are one son, H. B. Doyle, Los Angeles, Cal.; a grandson, Robert Reeves, five daughters, Mrs. Laura Estelle Tarrant, Mrs. Carrie Jackson, Mrs. Lois Ashbury, Mrs. Davie Orange and Mrs. Tillie Layfield.

Pallbearers were Jessie Burrow, Robert Clarkston, Walter McCartlidge, Ole Whitley, Clate Whitley and Dink Spencer.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi Weekly Light - Monday, February 29, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Harvey Anderson, Sr.
Apr 1, 1866 - Jun 6, 1932

W. H. ANDERSON PIONEER RESIDENT OF KERENS, DIES

KERENS, June 7.—(Spl.)—W. H. Anderson, age 66 years, pioneer resident of Kerens, died at his home here at 3:30 Monday afternoon following a short illness. Funeral services will be held at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Joe Everheart, Presbyterian minister. Burial will be in the Kerens Cemetery.

Mr. Anderson was born in Louisiana and came to Kerens when he was 14 years old. He had lived here since that time.

The deceased was an extensive land owner, gin man and farmer, took a leading part in all activity. He was active in civic affairs and ties for the advancement of his community.

Surviving are his wife, a son, W. H. Anderson, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Westbrook and Mrs. R. P. Walker, all of Kerens. A brother, J. A. Anderson, and a sister, Mrs. Sam Rowe, and other relatives also survive.

He was a member of the Masonic lodge at Kerens and of Hella Temple, Dallas. The Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

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Elmina (Waldrop) Davis
Jun 12, 1844 - Jun 17, 1932

MRS. ELMINA DAVIS IS BURIED SATURDAY MORNING AT KERENS

Funeral service for Mrs. Elmina Davis, aged 88 years, who died at the home of her son, E. R. Davis, 1500 Woodlawn, at 10 o’clock with interment in the Kerens Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. A. Corkern of Kerens. Mrs. Davis had resided in Corsicana for the past ten years.

Surviving are two sons, E. R. Davis and S. J. Davis, both of Corsicana; a daughter Mattie Reeve, Canton, and a sister, Mrs. Ann Carson, Louisiana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Laura Alice (Brothers) Sparkman
Feb 18, 1881 - Apr 26, 1968

Sparkman Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Laura Sparkman, 87, who died Friday in the Evergreen Nursing Home here.

The Rev. Cass French of Second Avenue Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Pattison cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Lucian Sparkman, Corsicana; B. W. (Buck) Sparkman, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. C. H. (Nena) Mae Brown, DeQuincy, La.; Mrs. Fay Brooks, Bryan; 14 grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Edward Keith Walker
Nov 7, 1935 - Aug 16, 1981

Edward Keith Walker

KERENS—Edward Keith Walker, 45, of San Angelo and former resident of Kerens, died Sunday at San Angelo.

Service is Wednesday, 10 a.m., Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with Rev. Royce Measures officiating. Burial will be at Pattison cemetery in Emhouse.

Survivors include wife, Mrs. Frances Walker, of San Angelo; four sons, Tom Walker, Mike Walker and Scott Walker, all of San Angelo; one daughter, Mrs. Jodye Dobbs, of Fort Worth; three grandchildren; two sisters, Jacqueline Davidson and Sue Speer, both of Fort Worth; and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Walker, of Kerens.

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Dorsey Costella Kerr, Sr.
Jul 13, 1898 - Feb 11, 1980

Dorsey Kerr

Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cliff Temple Baptist Church in Dallas for Dorsey C. Kerr, Sr., 81, resident of Dallas and formerly of Corsicana who died Monday in Dallas.

The Rev. Dan Griffin officiated with burial following at Pattison cemetery near Emhouse.

Local arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

He was born July 13, 1898, in Ferris. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Cal M. Kerr.

He was a real estate agent, a veteran of World War 1, and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Brown Kerr, of Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Anita D. Williams, of Dallas; one son, Dorsey C. Kerr, Jr., of Duncanville; five grandchildren, one great-grandson; one brother, J. Doyle Kerr of Austin; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Lewis, of Austin and Mrs. Myrna Guyer, of Birmingham, Ala.

Pallbearers were members of the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Cliff Temple Baptist Church.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Jefferson "Pat" Short
Aug 14, 1921 - Apr 25, 1968

J. J. Short

Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Frost Methodist Church for J. J. (Pat) Short, 46, a life-long resident of the Frost area who died Thursday in a Hillsboro hospital from injuries received in a two-car wreck near Frost Tuesday afternoon.

He was a pipeline inspector for Northern Natural Gas Co.

The Rev. Thad Son officiated and the Rev. Goodnight of the Frost Baptist Church assisted. Burial was in Frost Cemetery with IOOF Lodge No. 364 in charge of graveside services.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Dell Short; a son, Lynn Short, both of Frost; three brothers, Lee Short of Wideman, Ark., Jake Short of Irving and David Short in the U. S. Army; three sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Slater of Houston, Mrs. Sallie Grinnel of Garland and Mrs. Miriam Buentello of Houston; and an aunt, Mrs. Ethel Short of Irving.

Pallbearers were Roy Sanders, Jim Bob McGraw, Noble Downey, Billy Ray Moore, W. D. Hohenberger, W. L. Hollingsworth, Oran Williams and Joe Parum, all of Frost.

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George Walter Vest
Sep 9, 1910 - Jan 1, 1979

George Vest

FROST—Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Frost for George Walter Vest, 68, resident of Avalon, who died Monday at Whitney Hospital in Whitney.

The Rev. Woody Flynt officiated and burial was at Frost Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 9, 1910 in Corsicana.

He was a member of the Baptist Church at Irene, a farmer and a rancher.

Randolph-Snider Funeral Home in Waxahachie were in charge of the arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frankie N. Vest of Frost; a son, Walter Ray Vest of Frost; three daughters, Mrs. Bobbie Mize of Plano, Mrs. Pat Downey of Duncanville, and Mrs. Carolyn Pratt of Dallas; two brothers, Troy Vest of Dallas and Carl Vest of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Morris of Corsicana and Mrs. Lois Moore of Arlington; three half-sisters, Eddie Marie Elliott of Dallas, Wanda Sue Mercer of Arlington, and Joy Jennings of Arlington, and 11 grandchildren.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Edith E. (Tisdale) Smith
Sep 16, 1914 - Feb 10, 1980

Mrs. Smith

Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church in Frost for Mrs. Edith E. Smith, 65, resident of Madisonville, Ky., and native of Frost, who died Sunday in Evansville, Ind.

The Rev. Jim Baggett officiated, with burial following at Frost Cemetery.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joseph Duncan Farmer, Sr.
Apr 25, 1878 - Nov 27, 1938

Joe D Farmer,60, died at his home in the Drane community. Surviving are his wife: four daughters: Miss Inez Farmer, Drane: Mrs Odett Russell, Drane: Mrs Jake Calhoun, Blooming Grove and Mrs RD Onstott, Hubbard: a son, Joe Farmer Jr, Drane: a grandson and two sisters, Mrs George Cox and Mrs Bell Malone of Alabama. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 pm at the Drane Church of Christ. Burial will be in Campbell Cemetery.

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  • The Dallas Morning News, 11-29-1938 

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JOE D. FARMER OF DRANE COMMUNITY BE BURIED TUESDAY

Joe D. Farmer, aged 60 years, died at the family home in the Drane community Sunday night at 11:30 o’clock. He had resided in the Drane community for the past 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Miss Inez Farmer, Drane; Mrs. Odett Russell, Drane; Mrs. Jake Calhoun, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. R. D. Onstott, Hubbard; a son, Joe Farmer, Jr., Drane; a grandson, Lonnie Gene Onstott, Hubbard; two sisters, Mrs. George Cox and Mrs. Bell Malone, both of Alabama, and other relatives.

Interment will be made in the Campbell cemetery.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Drane Church of Christ.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Lela M. (Everett) Klabunde
Mar 10, 1918 - June 18, 2013

Lela M. Klabunde, resident of Corsicana, passed away in Corsicana Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the age of 95. Lela was born Sunday, March 10, 1918 in Longford, Kan. to Charles and Ethel Everett. She was a registered nurse by profession. In 1941 she married Herbert Klabunde in Racine, Wis. She was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Herbert; father and mother; one brother, two sisters and a son-in-law.

She is survived by her daughter Susan Christofferson of Corsicana; son James Klabunde and wife Susan of Buchannan Dam, Texas and beloved granddaughter Katlyn Klabunde of Fort Thomas, Ky.; she also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Joe Mashburn officiating.

The family wishes to thank Shepherd’s Touch Home Helpers and most especially Christine Villa for her selfless and loving care giving, and her physicians Dr. Ronald Merrill, Dr. John Updegrove and Dr. Rohit Parmar.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Joseph Michael Ivie Sr.
July 26, 1959 - June 18, 2013

Joseph Michael Ivie Sr., 53, of Purdon, passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Wanda Mahoney Ivie; and sister, Ginger Buchanan.

Survivors include his son, Joseph Michael Ivie Jr. and daughter in-law Karen Reed of Austin; father and stepmother, Joseph W. and Wyvonne Ivie of Corsicana; sister, Lana Ivie Andrews of Corsicana; step-daughter, Janeitha Lynn Hurley of Ennis; step-sister, Sherrie Jamison of Corsicana; step-brother, Ricky Thomas of Corsicana; nephews, Jason Brown and Joe Wayne Buchanan of Corsicana; niece, Brandi Brown; and 13 great nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Maxine (Farmer) Just-Stringer
July 2, 1942 - June 24, 2013

Mrs. Maxine Farmer Stringer, age 70, of Corsicana passed away Monday, June 24, 2013 at Twilight Home in Corsicana. She was born July 2, 1942 in Corsicana to parents Herman Lee and Katie Mae Farmer.

She was the caretaker for James Carroll for 18 years.

She was preceded in death by a husband, Ray Just; parents, Herman Lee and Katie Farmer; brother, Laught Farmer; sisters, Jo Nell Toms and Jimmie Ruth Slaughter; and a step-daughter, Dorothy Jean Hull.

She is survived by her husband, James Lee Stringer of Corsicana; Stepson, Mike Lewis and wife Sherry of Corsicana; step-daughters, Tammy Hoffart and husband Denny of Waxahachie and Lisa Skinner and husband Josh of Corsicana; sisters, Clara Lee Williams of Corsicana, Bula Mae Kerzee and husband Richard of Mexia, and Jeraldine Jackson and husband Sam of Mexia; brothers-in-law, Lee Toms, Jr. of Corsicana, Bobby Stringer and wife Barbara of Tool, and Jerry Stringer and wife Debbie of Eureka; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James Williams and Rev.
Lonnie Keele officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Allen Potter, Tommy Potter, Billy Williams, Randy Porter, Dakota De la Garza, Rudy De la Garza, Matt Porter, Cory Porter, and Billy Ott.

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Tommy Thornton "T.T." Ross
Oct 19, 1925 - June 24, 2013

Mr. Tommy Thornton “T.T.” Ross, age 87, of Corsicana passed away peacefully in his sleep Monday, June 24, 2013 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born Oct. 19, 1925 in Vernon and was raised by parents R.E. and Cleo Ross.

Tommy served his country in the United States Navy during World War II, and later in the Korean War. His military service was a proud part of his life. Known by his family and many friends as “Poppa,” he was a self-made man that worked hard and played hard all his life. He was a loyal fan of the Texas Longhorns, an avid golfer, and loved watching all sports. And above all else, Tommy loved God, his family and his country.

He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Jerry Ross; son, Johnny Ross and wife Brenda of Corsicana; daughter, Terry Ross and close friend Sid Fiegel of Austin; granddaughters, Adrienne Seiler and husband Dr. Robert Seiler of Austin, Angie Reynolds and husband Heath of Corsicana, and Kylie Ross of Dallas. He is also survived by “his boys,” great grandsons Robert, Andrew, and Ryan Seiler of Austin, and James Ross “J.R.” and Tommy Reece Reynolds of Corsicana. He also leaves to cherish his memory a host of dear friends.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.
Cremation and a private family burial will take place at Oakwood Cemetery at a later date.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 4, 2013 Submitted by Karen Rost

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Jerry Ross; s/o R.E. Ross & Cleo Ross

Willie Laverne Haynes
abt 1951 - June 19, 2013

Willie Laverne Haynes, 62, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2013 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with Pastor Alfred Cox, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Jane (Watts) Harris
Jan 11, 1941 - June 19, 2013

Mary Jane Watts Harris, 72, of Gladewater, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013. Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22,
2013 at Croley Funeral Home Chapel in Gladewater with Rev. Bruce Wells officiating. Burial will be at 3 p.m. at Cryer Creek Cemetery in Corsicana. No formal visitation is scheduled. Arrangements by Croley Funeral Home, Gladewater.

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Melba Lovene (Lynch) Bryant
Mar 3, 1925 - June 19, 2013

Melba Lovene Lynch Bryant, 88, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family. Lovene was born March 3, 1925, to Charlie Parham Lynch and Mamie Lee Hix Lynch.

Lovene married the love of her life, Boyd C. Bryant, on June 9, 1946.
She was a loving wife, devoted to her family. She was a lifelong member of First Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, C.P. and Mamie Lynch; brothers, Cecil, Melvin and William Lynch.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Boyd C. Bryant; sisters, Marie Beene of San Angelo and Billie Joyce Rawson of California; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Kenneth Weaver of Corsicana; son, Dennis Bryant of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Marc and Debby Bryant of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Thom Lachman of Toronto, ON, Canada; grandchildren, Bryan and Christy Weaver, Brandi and Steven Spicer, Matthew and Beth Bryant, all of Corsicana; Becky and Bryan Sulton of Dallas; Christian Lachman and Gabrielle Lachman of Toronto, ON, Canada; great-grandchildren, Colby, Cole and Coy Spicer, Briana and Garrett Weaver, Luke Bryant, all of Corsicana, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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