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Vashtie Herron Yarbough
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bt 1919 - July 21, 2013

Vashtie Herron Yarbough, 94, of Elm Flat, passed away Sunday, July 21,
2013 at Remarkable Healthcare of Dallas. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat, with the Rev.
Jason West Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woods Cemetery, Elm Flat. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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David Edward Hill
Dec 23, 1917 - July 24, 2013

The Heavens opened up on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 for David Edward Hill.
He went to be with his Lord and Savior at the age of 95. David Hill was born to William Robert and Mable Hill on Dec. 23, 1917 on the bank of the Trinity River in Dallas.

He was an ordained Pentecostal preacher. He was always happy to teach Gods word, even from his hospital bed.

He is preceded in death by his parents; six brothers and one sister; wife Eva Nell; son Timothy Hill; grandson Darrell Gragson and great-granddaughter Cassie Walters.

He is survived by sons James and Trena Hill of Dallas, Mark and Sue Hill of Frost, David Ray and Cindy Hill of Waxahachie; daughters Charletta and Carl Gragson of Cedar Creek, Alice and Jerry Thorneberry of Frost and Dianna and David Bailey of Waxahachie; brother, Raymond Hill of Peill Town; 16 grandchildren; 35 great grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Randall Bailey, Jose Flores, Jim Bob Cooper, T.J. Bailey, Troy Hopkins and Carl Gragson, Jr.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Inez Marie (Scott) Minyard
Nov 14, 1930 - July 2, 2013

 

Inez Marie Minyard, 83, was born in Waco on Nov. 14, 1930 to James and Opal Scott. She passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 in Katy, Texas.

Inez was raised in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. She married Howard Chester Minyard on March 15, 1953 and they were blessed with four sons. Inez was a very warm, engaging and selfless woman. Inez was an avid reader and a history buff. She loved nature and donated to many causes regarding the environment and to help wildlife. She was also an accomplished painter working mostly with watercolors. Her paintings graced the homes of all of her sons.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Opal, her sister Natalie Pine and her husband Howard.

She is survived by her four sons and their wives, Scott and Debbie, J.R. and Vicki, Bill and Karen, Tom and Michelle; Grandchildren, Jessa, Melissa, Kelsey, Jake, Chris Petty, Chris, Tommie, Colton and great-granddaughter Victoria.

A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013 in Kerens.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made to the Wildlife Center of Texas located at 7707 Katy Road, Houston, TX 77024.

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Alifonsa (Gonzales) Cobb
Feb 28, 1928 - July 25, 2013

Alifonsa Cobb, beloved mother, grandmother, sister, wife, friend and Angel passed away peacefully surrounded by her children on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Corsicana to be with our Lord and Savior. She was born Feb. 28, 1928 in Corsicana to Ramon and Santos Gonzales. She lived a long life of 85 years.

Alifonsa was a lifelong resident of Corsicana. Her life was devoted to her husband, Herbert Lafell Cobb and their 10 children. She took joy in her family and the simple things in life. She is most remembered for her strength and the delicate love in her heart and hands. Her hands held precious babies, wiped many tears and held tight to many hands. She took pride in making homemade meals. sewing clothing for her children and keeping a warm home. She gave strength to all she touched. Her hands brought happiness to others. She had a strong faith in Christ, in life and in people. She radiated with charisma and generosity. She gave of herself to all she was blessed to cross paths with in life. That is how she lived her life, and we are grateful and blessed to have witnessed her example. We will miss her sweet touch.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Herbert Lafell Cobb; two sons, Raymond Cobb and Clyde Cobb; a daughter, Clara Cobb; two grandchildren, Kevin Spill and Shannon Cobb.

She is survived by her devoted sons and daughters, Fitzhugh Cobb of Corsicana, Jan Farmer and husband Dwight of Corsicana, Logan Cobb and wife Jamie of Corsicana, Herbert Cobb and wife Arlette of Angus, Colleen Wommack and husband Malcolm of Corsicana, Judy Spill and husband Walter Spill II of Winters, and June Holder and husband John of Waco. She leaves precious memories with her grandchildren, Monica Cobb, Lafell Cobb, Carl Cobb, Christie Cobb, Jason Farmer, Janifer Bullard, Ray Garner, Ronnie Garner, Rhonda Garner, Ondrea Northern, Bronzon Cobb, Nina Arreola, Shanel Anderson, Amanda Carr, Cassie Cobb, Clara Cobb and Clay Spill.

The Lord blessed her with the chance to smell the sweetness of her great-grandchildren; Jude, Jade, Sunshine, Nova, Chloe, Jaycie, Kyle, Kyla, Keys, Wyatt, Breanna, Brittney, Aspen, Willow, London, Luke, Logan, Camron, Jazlyn, Clyde, Solara, Mykkah, Kaylee, Joshua, Jose, Jonathon, Airyca, Warren, Kelsie, Jared, Sidney and Skylar. She leaves angel kisses for her great-great grandchildren, Aiden, Lilly, Shaun, Audrie, Joshua and Cody.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at Petty's Chapel Baptist Church in Roane. Burial will follow at Modrell Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Corinne (Brooks) Crider
Oct 2, 1920 - July 23, 2013

Mrs. Corinne Brooks Crider, 92, of Austin and formerly of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Windsor Nursing and Rehab Center of Duval in Austin.

She was born Oct. 2, 1920 in Mabank to parents Horace Brooks and Florence Lillian Pickle.

She attended and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1938, and then later attended business college. She was employed with Corsicana Independent School District for many years as a secretary at the high school. After retirement she enjoyed taking care of her family; which she had a great love for. She was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.D. Crider Sr.; parents, Horace and Florence Brooks; brothers, Hobart and Lloyd Brooks; and a sister, LaVoe Butler.

She is survived by her son, Robert D. Crider, Jr. and wife Julia of Austin; granddaughters, Martha Crider of Austin and Rebecca Herbold and husband Chris of Houston; grandson, James Crider and wife Lisa of Houston; great-granddaughters Avery Crider, Olivia Crider, and Katelyn Herbold of Houston; great-grandsons Jacob Crider and Jack Herbold of Houston.

Visitation with the family will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 noon Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery with Mr. Andy Chavarrilla officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at
4144 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 750, Dallas, Texas 75204 or at www.alz.org.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Gladys Evans West
abt 1941 - July 20, 2013

Gladys Evans West, 72, Corsicana, passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Second Mission Baptist Church with Bishop William Lewis Jr.
and Pastor Myron Williams Officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Dennis E. Cox
abt 1953 - July 22, 2013

Dennis E. Cox, 60, Corsicana, passed away Monday, July 22, 2013, at his residence. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, July 27, 2013 at 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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Mack Thomas
abt 1934 - July 23, 2013

Mack Thomas, 79, Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Alvin E. Smith officiating. Interment will be at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Ella (Cunningham) McAfee
Nov 12, 1912 - Jun 29, 2001

Mary E. McAfee

ALBANY - Mary E. McAfee, 88, died Friday, June 29, 2001, in an Albany nursing home. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2001 in Albany Cemetery with the Rev. David Mallory officiating, directed by Godfrey-Neese Funeral Home.

She was born Nov. 12, 1912, in Shackelford County. She married Charles V. McAfee in 1931 in Albany. He preceded her in death in 1996. Mrs. McAfee was a member of First Baptist Church and worked at the McLemore Hotel, D&D Dry Goods; Thomas Furniture Stores and Hise Furniture Store. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include a son, Charles Billy McAfee of Moran; a daughter, Mary Evelyn Spurgin of Albany; a brother, Johnny Cunningham of Amarillo; six grandchildren; and 11 great- grandchildren.

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Lillian L. (Huff) Ellington
Dec. 13, 1924 - June 21, 2013

June 26, 2013
Lillian L. Ellington, 88, passed away Friday, June 21, 2013, at her home surrounded by her children and grandchildren.
Funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday in Greenwood Chapel. Interment follows at Greenwood Memorial Park.
Lillian was born Dec. 13, 1924 in Ennis to Mack and Ida Huff. She was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, Ga. and was a devoted member of the JOY Sunday School class. Lillian was a devoted military wife and made happy homes for her husband and children at each assignment all across the country. She was very much loved by her family and friends and she was generous to all with her loving attention and care.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Cecil Clyde Ellington; and one cherished son, Jerry Mack Ellington.
Survivors include daughters, Judy Craig and husband, Bill, and Jan Townsend and husband, Ray; sister, Ann Winterrowd and husband, Earl; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and many nieces and nephews

Notes:

  • Azel News - June 26, 2013
  • Her husband, Cecil Clyde Ellington is the son of Nena Versie Williams) Ellington-Watson; and grandson of Joseph Thomas Williams & Alice (McAfeee) Williams
  • Submitted by Edward L. Williams

Inez Mildred (McAfee) Kever
Jan 27, 1911 - May 29, 1983

See: Inez Mildred (McAfee) Kever


Delton Charles Kever
Dec 30, 1909 - Feb 16, 1980

See: Delton Charles Kever


Revis Wyatt Perry
Feb 5, 1896 - Oct 29, 1968

Perry Services

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. here at the United Methodist Church for Revis W. Perry, 72, lifelong resident who died Tuesday. The Rev. James Peppers officiated. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; five sons, two daughters, two brothers, 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Nov 1, 1968
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Edward Lavosier "Ed" Carroll
Dec 7, 1870 - Sep 12, 1949

Blooming Grove Pioneer Resident Died Here Monday

Funeral services for E. L. Carroll, 78, who died at 2:25 a.m. Monday in the P. and S. Hospital, will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Blooming Grove Christian church with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Glenn Bolch, pastor of the Central Baptist church will conduct the rites.

A native of Navarro county and a lifelong resident of Blooming Grove, he is the son of the late James T. Carroll, pioneer settler in the western section of Navarro county.

Carroll is a retired farmer and stockman.

Survivors include his wife, Blooming Grove; a daughter, Mrs. Benton Davis, Dorchester, Texas; two sons, Jim Carroll, Italy and Roy Carroll, Lexington, Mo.; a sister, Mrs. J. Sewell, Blooming Grove; a brother, Roger Carroll, Van Nuyes, Calif., one granddaughter and five grandsons.

McCormick Funeral Home is directing.

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, Sep 12, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Ellen (Murphy) Harris
Apr 3, 1860 - Sep 30, 1947

Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Harris, aged 87 years, who died at her home in Frost Tuesday, were held from the Catholic church in Corsicana Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

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Louis Basil Kight
Jan 27, 1916 - Oct 26, 1973

L. B. Kight

FORT WORTH—Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Trentman Avenue Baptist Church for Louis B. Kight, 57, who died Friday here. Graveside rites will follow at 2 p.m. at the Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

A native of Holland, Mo., he was a Social Security administration employee here.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Kight of Fort Worth; two sons, Donny and Douglas Kight, both of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Thomas of Fort Worth; and one grandchild.

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KIGHT
LOUIS B. KIGHT, 57, 552 W. Spurgeon, passed away Friday. Survivors: Wife Letna L.; sons, Donie L., Douglas; daughter, Mrs. Betty Thomas; grandchild Modrel Kay Thomas. Services 10 a.m. Monday, Trentman Ave. Baptist Church. Rev. B. R. Moffitt officiating. V.F.W. graveside service and interment 2 p.m. Monday, Dresden Cemetery, near Corsicana. Arrangemetns Ray Crowder Funeral Home. 2200 Hemhill, 335-1213

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Nora Ann (Arnold) Herring
Nov 7, 1884 - May 12, 1968

Mrs. Herring

Funeral services were scheduled to be held Monday at 4 p.m. from Corley Chapel for Mrs. Nora Ann Herring, 83, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, J. C. Mahoney and J. Leathel Roberts will officiate for the service and for the burial in Dresden Cemetery.

Mrs. Herring, a native and lifelong resident of Navarro County, was a member of the Dawson Church of Christ.

She is survived by two sons, Jim of Waco and Ollie of Arlington; 8 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, William Arnold of California; and two sisters, Mrs. Mattie Dickson of Corsicana and Mrs. Minnie Brister of Walnut Springs.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - May 14, 1968
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lennie A. (Sheets) Smith
Sep 7, 1872 - Apr 13, 1970

Mrs. Smith Dies in Athens

KERENS (Spl.)—Mrs. Linnie Smith, who was born Sept. 7, 1872, in Danville, Ind., died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Athens. A resident of Athens, she was a member of the Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at First Methodist Church in Kerens. Dr. Stanley Carter, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Athens, and the Rev. Ellis Holden, pastor of the Kerens church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery.

Mrs. Smith is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Fite of Athens; three sons, Emitt Smith of Athens, Sharrott Smith of West Point, Ga., and Charlie E. Smith, Jr. of Lubbock; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

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Mary (Bratton) Butler
Jan 20, 1893 - May 12, 1968

Mrs. Mary Butler

Funeral arrangements were pending Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens for Mrs. Mary H. Butler, who died Sunday at Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She is survived by a brother, Rufus Massey of California and three stepchildren, Mrs. Herman Roberts, Clark Butler and Curry Butler of Corsicana, as well as other relatives in Corsicana and Kerens.

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  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - May 14, 1968
  • w/o Samuel Henry Butler buried in Oakwood cemetery d/o R. B. Bratton and Bessie (Moore) Bratton per death certificate
  • Kerens City Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Emmett Lawrence McAlester
Sep 1, 1913 - Dec 6, 1949

E. L. McAlester Funeral Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral service for Emmett L. McAlester, 35, who died with a heart attack early Tuesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which McAlester was a member, and Rev. E. L. Craig, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

McAlester was a native of Corsicana. He had been connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company for several years.

Surviving are his father, E. M. McAlester; mother, Mrs. Ella McAlester; two brothers, W. B. and Aubrey McAlester, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John F. Adams, O. A. Vaughn, A. W. Wareing, Fred Richards, Jimmy Lorimer, W. B. Brazzell, B. M. Brazzell and G. W. Yarby.

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Neita (Noble) Hathorn
Jun 10, 1892 - Dec 26, 1970

Dies Saturday

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4:30 at the Corley Chapel for Mrs. J. D. Hathorn, 78, who died Saturday. She was a native of Kerens and the widow of the late Dr. John Hathorn. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Lively Brown, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Thomas McLeod of Richardson and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ed Blackburn, Theo Montfort, Edward Formyre, R. W. George, Durwood George, L. S. Dublin.

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Ollie (Norred) Davis
Mar 26, 1879 - Aug 27, 1962

Mrs. S. J. Davis Dies Monday

Mrs. Ollie Davis, 83, of 132 East Holsey avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Kerens, Mrs. Davis was a long-time Corsicana resident.

Surviving are her husband, S. J. Davis, Corsicana; a son, Noble Davis, Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Rebecca Loraine (Norred) Nicholson
Jan 29, 1877 - Nov 26, 1973

Mrs. Nicholson

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. R. F. (Rebecca) Nicholson, 96, of Corsicana, who died Monday I Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Kenneth Haley was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery. She was born in Kerens in 1877 and moved to Corsicana in 1908.

Survivors include two sons, Danny Nicholson of Corsicana and Louis P. Nicholson of San Benito; a daughter, Mrs. Cathryn Hollinger of San Diego, Calif.; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. T. I. Custer of Dallas; a brother, Ree Norred of Los Angeles, Calif.; and a son-in-law, Jack Howeth of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were to be Robert Walker, Elliott Middleton, Fred Dubose, Wesley Edens Jr., Campbell Gillespie, and A. W. Upton.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 28, 1973
  • w/o Richard F. Nicholson married Jul 5, 1896 buried in Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Tx; d/o Winfred Taylor Norred and Catherine (Horn) Norred buried in Kerens Cemetery, Kerens, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Kenneth Parker
May 24, 1908 - Oct 22, 1931

KENNETH PARKER IS KILLED

Plane Crash Victim Is Buried This Afternoon; Westbrook To Recover

Funeral services for Kenneth Parker, 23, whose charred body was pulled from a flaming airplane late Thursday afternoon near his home after the plane had crashed, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. J. U. McAfee, pastor of the Kerens Methodist church. Pallbearers were Charles Pedley, William Stewart, Frank Lemon, Jack McNutt, Ed Rittersbacher and Gus Neale. Singers were Mrs. Harry ___lims, Mrs. Harry Blanding, Edgar Metcalf and Lloyd Kerr.

Parker and T. H. Westbrook, local insurance man, were in the biplane and had been flying for some time before the crash occurred, according to eye witnesses who were near where the crash happened. Westbrook received a broken nose, a broken ankle, and many abrasions, severe bruises, and incerations. It was feared for a time Thursday night that Westbrook was in a critical condition with internal injuries, but attending physicians stated Friday afternoon no internal injuries had been sustained. Mr. Westbrook was still unable Friday to talk to reporters relative to the details leading up to the fatal crash.

It is reported that Parker was piloting the ship. The ship was a Travel-Air two-place biplane, powered with a 90-horsepower Curtiss OX-5 motor.

It is thought the safety belt of Westbrook broke, allowing him to be hurled to safety from the plane. Parker is thought to have been stunned by the impact. The plane was destroyed.

Vivid Account of Accident
A vivid account of the fatal accident was given Friday by W. H. (Bill) Stewart, manager of the Corsicana Municipal airport, and Mickey McClure, former instructor in the S. A. T. flying school and veteran pilot. Both asserted that the ship, a Travel-Air two-place biplane, was in good condition. It was equipped with dual controls.

Neither Stewart nor McGuire would say which of the men, Parker or Westbrook, took the ship off the field, but both asserted that Parker was handling the controls when the crash occurred, basing their statements on the maneuvers which the ship executed before its fall.

According to the joint description of the accident, the ship was flying along at about 600 feet, after several practice landings had bee made, and seemed to go into a stall and began losing altitude, falling off into a left spin after a flat turn in the air, with the motor at about idling speed.

The plane was pulled out of the spin about 100 feet from the ground, but the pilots were so shaken by the spin that their senses of equilibrium were distorted and the ship seemed to them to be on an even keel even though the left wing canted sharply toward the ground, finally sliding off into a power slip.

In Front Cockpit
Parker was riding in the front cockpit and was forced into the space beneath the gasoline tank by the force of the impact with the ground, which also snapped the safety belt which held Westbrook into the rear cockpit and allowed him to be flung to safety.

Both Stewart and McGuire declared that Westbrook could not have been handling the controls when the ship came out of its spin, because he had only about eight hours and 40 minutes flying time, and had not had sufficient training to handle the ship under such circumstances.

McGuire, veteran instructor, stated that the distorted sense of balance was the usual result of an unexpected and unattempted spin.

The offices of the department of commerce at Dallas were notified of the crash Thursday night and an inspector was expected in Corsicana Friday to investigate the tragedy.

W. E. DuBose, who resides near the municipal airport and on a farm adjoining the Parker home, said he was feeding his hogs when he saw the plane flying north about 200 feet high. He said the plane banked and popped, turning toward the ground. He was of the opinion the motor was “cutting out.”

Landed On Wing
Mr. DuBose stated to a Sun representative the ship landed on one wing, skidding about 50 feet, and then diving on its nose.

“As soon as the plane stopped, it burst into flames,” continued Mr. DuBose.

Mr. Dubose rushed to the site and when he arrived, Mr. Westbrook was out of the plane, limping about and trying to rescue Parker from the blazing mass of wreckage. Westbrook received a number of burns in his attempts to aid his companion. Mr. DuBose said he (DuBose) was one of the first persons to reach the wrecked and burning plane. He was about 500 or 600 feet away at the time.

The youth’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Parker, who also reside near the airport, were reported watching the plane as their son and Westbrook flew over the family home. It was stated the youth waved at his parents as he passed over, and they were watching him when he crashed. Mr. DuBose reported the parents of Parker arrived a short time later.

Considerable difficulty was reported to have been experienced by ambulance drivers and others in getting Parker’s body from the blazing inferno.

Coroner’s Verdict
Judge W. W. Clopton, justice of the peace, precinct one, place 2, viewed the body and returned a coroner’s verdict as follows:
“Burned to death in airplane crash.”

Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Ann Parker, aged two years, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Parker, Corsicana; three brothers, J. L. Parker and Doyle Parker both of Dallas, and L. L. Parker, Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Gus Neale, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland funeral home.


Parker Was Wing Walker One Time

Kenneth Parker, killed in the airplane crash late yesterday, played the role of Santa Claus several years ago for the Daily Sun.

With Chas. Pedley at the controls, Parker dressed to represent the patron saint of the children rode the wings of the plane throwing candy to the hundreds of youngsters that crowded the streets and shouted their joy as the plane swooped low over the business section.

Pedley, now a pilot with American Airways, flying from Dallas to Atlanta was a pallbearer at the funeral of his former wing walker this afternoon

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Albert Jackson Tyner
Sep 19, 1883 - May 4, 1976

A. J. Tyner

ENNIS—Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Bunch Chapel for Albert Jackson Tyner, 92, of Ennis who died Tuesday in the Ennis Nursing Home. The Rev. Sam Norton of Lancaster will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

He was a retired policeman and worked as a night watchman in Palmer. He lived in Palmer from 1947 to 1971 and had been a resident of the nursing home since that time. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a number of nephews and cousins.

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William Daniel Hughes
Oct 10, 1879 - Oct 17, 1962

W. D. Hughes Of Hubbard Dies

Funeral services for William Daniel, 83, formerly of Corsicana, who died in a Hillsboro hospital Wednesday afternoon, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Eubanks Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here. The rites will be conducted by Rev. N. R. Shelton.

Hughes was a retired farmer and a member of the Baptist Church. He had spent most of his life in the Hubbard area.

Surviving are 12 children, J. W. Hughes, Waco; A. L. Hughes, U. S. Navy; Tommy Hughes, Kilgore; Mrs. Eunice Foster and Mrs. Alice Freeland, both of Hubbard; Mrs. Elvie Gladney and Mrs. Loma Belcco, both of Oxnard, Calif.; Mrs. Anna Mae Calvery, Kilgore; Mrs. Mary Lou McPherson, Dallas; Mrs. Mildred Walker, Longview; Mrs. Lora Gregory, Anchorage, Alaska, and Mrs. Zoett Rogers, Bristo, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Henry Kennemore, Purdon; 44 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren—a total of 117 living descendants.

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Ellis Honeycutt
Feb 15, 1892 - Apr 29, 1974

E. Honeycutt

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Ellis Honeycutt, 82, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday. Rev. Micky Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Kerens, and a veteran of World War I.

Survivors include two brothers, H. P. Honeycutt of Fort Worth and C. W. Honeycutt of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Marie Zinck of Dallas; and a niece, Mrs. Ella Paul of Fort Worth.

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Neva (Payne) Tanner
Jan 31, 1894 - Feb 21, 1970

Mrs. Tanner Rites Today

Funeral services will be held today at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. A. B. Tanner, 76, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

She was a member of the Church of Christ.

Claude Holcomb will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Doyle Tanner of Waxachie and Rex Tanner of Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Sumner of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, J. H. Payne of Caddo, Waller Payne of Athens and Glen Wells of Tyler.

Pallbearers will be B. C. Nesmith, Arthur W. Smith, Jake Cook, Raymond Gunter, Charles Copeland and Edward Tanner.

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Arda Boone “Ardie” Tanner
Mar 12, 1889 - Feb 23, 1960

Park Policeman Rites Are Held

Final rites for A. B. Tanner, 70, park policeman, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ of which he was a member.

Tanner died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday following a stroke at his home, 633 West Collin Street, Sunday morning.

Native of Mertens, he farmed in the Pursley community for many years prior to moving to Corsicana. He had been a park policeman for about 11 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Doyle Tanner, Carrollton, and Rex Tanner, Lancaster; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Sumner, Sealy; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Gene Tanner, Dawson; Elmer Tanner, Pursley, and Louis Tanner, Union High, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were William Stiles, Ruby Owen, Leonard Tanner, Orbin Tanner, Ray Tanner, Edward Tanner, F. A. Bunch and Police Chief W. A. Massey.

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Jaradox A. “Jerry” Roe
Jun 29, 1891 - Apr 13, 1970

J. A. Roe Dies Monday

J. A. Roe, retired mail carrier died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. A native of Kerens, he had lived in Corsicana for the past 70 years.

Funeral services are scheduled at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Chapel, with L. W. Mayo officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; one son, Jerry C. Roe of Corsicana; a grandson, Tommy Roe; a granddaughter, Jere Roe; and one brother, J. F. Roe of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 14, 1970
  • 1st wife Minnie (Cates) Roe 2nd Buena Vista Thomasine “Tommie” (Walker) Towns-Roe s/o Pleas Roe and Gertrude (Newton) Roe
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Roland R. Johnston
Dec 21, 1920 - Oct 26, 1973

R. Johnston

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Roland Johnston, 51, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Charles Pringle officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his widow of Corsicana, seven brothers, six sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Gen Marion Lawson
abt 1860 - Oct 16, 1920

MAN MET ACCIDENTAL DEATH.

Smothered to Death in Seed House at Southland Oil Mill.

G. M. Lawson, sixty years old and an employee of the Southland Cotton Oil Mill, was smothered to death under a seed slide there this morning between 9 and 10 o’clock. The deceased, who had worked for the mill oil off and on for a number of years, was seen on the outside of the mill about fifteen minutes before a big seed slide took place in the seed room, and knowing that he might have gone back in the seed room where he usually worked inquiry was made as to his whereabouts as soon as it was known that the slide had taken place, and the mill crew began at once to search for him under th slide, and his body was found and taken out I about forty-five minutes after the slide took place. A physician was summoned and the pulmotor sent for, but life was already extinct and nothing could be done for the unfortunate man. The deceased lived on East Seventh Avenue, and is survived by a wife and daughter.

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Buried Yesterday Afternoon

The remains of G. M. Lawson, the unfortunate man who was smothered beneath cotton seed Saturday, were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon.

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Timothy McDonald Gamewell
Mar 8, 1862 - Sep 10, 1949

T. M. Gamewell Funeral Services Held On Monday

T. M. Gamewell, aged 87 years, retired merchant, 812 West Second avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday night at 7:30 o’clock.

Gamewell, a native of Tennessee, formerly a merchant at Streetman.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. F. T. Lindsey and Mrs. Minnie Lee Burleson, both of Corsicana; a son, W. I. Gamewell, Oklahoma City; a sister, Mrs. T. M. McCrary, Corsicana; two brothers, Jamie Gamewell, Handley, and Ray Gamewell, Austin, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Pallbearers were Tom Eady, Hugh R. Stewart, Ferma C. Stewart, Claud Absher, Hugh Burleson and John Webb, both of Streetman; Joe M. Daniel and Russell Purifoy.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, September 13, 1949
  • h/o Mattie Isadora (McCrory) Gamewell s/o James Cannon Gamewell and Mary Samantha (McDonald) Gamewell
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Edward Drummond
Nov 4, 1868 - Jul 28, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR J. E. DRUMMOND

Funeral services for James E. Drummond, 73, former Corsicanan, who died at his home in Malakoff Tuesday night after an extended illness were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe Shaver, pastor of the Malakoff Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Hettie Bartlett Drummond, Malakoff; two sons, Thomas Drummond, Waco, and Col. Garrett B. Drummond, U. S. Army, Ft. Sill, Okla., and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Home Brown, E. H. Frizzell and T. A. Bartlett, Jr., all of Malakoff; J. D. Carroll, R. A. Caldwell and Boyce Martin all of Corsicana.

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Myrtle Bell (Evans) Drummond
Jul 27, 1881- May 16, 1961

Hold Services Mrs. Drummond

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Drummond, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth Tuesday, were held Wednesday in Fort Worth and Corsicana.

Rites were held at 10 a.m. from the Greenwood Funeral Chapel in Fort Worth and graveside services were held at Oakwood cemetery at 2 p.m.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Morelle McKinney, Fort Worth; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two brothers, Forest Evans, Corsicana, and Lee Evans, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Osma Johnson, California; Mrs. Jo Tabor, Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Alvin Payne, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Richard “Dick” Drummond
Sep 8, 1904 - Feb 6, 1927

Richard Drummond Is Called by Death

On Sunday night, February 5, 1927, the death angel winged its way into the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Drummond, 309 West Third avenue, and took from them their son, Richard (Dick) Drummond, age 22 years. The shadow of death came as the Sabbath day drew near it’s close. It was 10 minutes after 10 o’clock as life slowly ebbed away with death’s tide. Loved one’s stood at his bed side as he quietly stepped out into eternity.

Dick was born in this city in 1904, and has spent the most of his life here. He was a member of the Methodist church, and a Christian boy, loved by every one who knew him. He was employed at the city’s theatres. His battle for life was fought hard, seven weeks he struggled between life and death, until at last death claimed a victory.

We sometimes wonder why death will take as it’s victim a real bloom of life. But God is not unjust. He is just, and sometimes we will understand it better. Through life there must be darkness as well as sunshine. God’s will is the rescuing ship in the time of grief. Let sorrow be forgotten, for we know not when we will have to answer to God’s call. Dick’s life has been a dutiful one to his home and his country, serving a period of his time in t the United States Army with the Coast Artillery stationed at Camp Winfield Scott, Cal.

He is survived by his parents, one brother and one sister, all of whom are still at home. A tribute of respect for his military services were paid in military honor at his home. A brief talk on what it means to be a soldier was rendered by Post Commander Wayne Howell, following the regular services, which were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams. Uniformed pallbearers were selected from Captain Pierce’s Battery of the National Guard. After services the body was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery where it will sleep in peaceful slumber to await the resurrection of the dead.

A FRIEND.

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YOUNG MAN DIES HERE SUNDAY NIGHT BURIAL MONDAY

Richard Drummond, age 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will T. Drummond, 309 West Third avenue, died at the family residence Sunday night at 1 o’clock, following a lingering illness. He was formerly connected with the Corsicana theatres and was well known here.

Funeral services were held with interment in Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

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William Traylor “Will” Drummond
Jul 30, 1876 - Jun 10, 1932

WM. T. DRUMMOND DIED EARLY TODAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

Funeral services for William T. Drummond, aged 55 years, native of Mississippi but long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Morelle McKinney, 1738 West Seventh avenue, Friday morning at 4 o’clock, will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mr. Drummond was well-known here. He had been in ill health for several months.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. McKinney, a son, Gordon Drummond, all of Corsicana; a brother, J. R. Drummond, Malakoff, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. C. Ralston, George Minster, H. T. Jackson, Tom Young, Odie Owens and C. P. Brooks.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. T. DRUMMOND SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Will T. Drummond, aged 55 years, native of Mississippi, but long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Morelle McKinney, 1738 West Seventh avenue, Friday morning at 4 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. McKinney a son, Gordon Drummond, all of Corsicana and a brother, J. R. Drummond, Malakoff.

Pallbearers were W. C. Ralston, George Minister, H. T. Jackson, Tom Young, Odie Owens and C. P. Brooks.

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Roy Ward
Sep 28, 1910 - Jun 9, 1994

Roy Ward

Roy Ward, 83, of Corsicana, died June 9, 1994, in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was born Sept. 28, 1910, in Purdon. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Pearl Ward of Corsicana; three sons, Don Ward of Houston; Leslie Patterson of Corsicana and Phillip Patterson of San Antonio; three brothers, Leonard Ward and Eddie Ward, both of Purdon, and Luther Ward of Leveland, Texas; and one sister, Lillie Pearl Ivie of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be the men’s Trinity Baptist Sunday School class.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 10, 1994
  • h/o Mattie Pearl (Calloway) Patterson-Ward s/o Joe Sephus Ward and Alma Lou (Herrin) Ward buried in Campbell Elrod Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jeff Loosier
abt 1901 - Feb 10, 1980

Jeff Loosier

Services were at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Jeff Loosier, 79, resident of Corsicana who died Sunday at Paulyne’s Nursing Home.

The Rev. David Hale officiated, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include one son, Norris Gene Smith, of Bogota, Columbia; two daughters, Mrs. Peggy Martin, of Fort Worth and Mrs. Nadine Silvertooth, of Longview; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Gladys Daniel, of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Michael Joles, Spencer Joles, Joe Saldavar, Alvin Bewley, Fitzhugh Cobb and Herbert Cobb.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday Feb 21, 1980
  • (Death certificate says Jess Loosier)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Wesley Howard Moore
Dec 12, 1906 - Jan 7, 1979

Wesley Moore

Graveside services were at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood cemetery for Wesley Moore, 72, resident of San Angelo and formerly of Corsicana, who died Sunday in San Angelo.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel in San Angelo.

Survivors include his wife, of San Angelo; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Cross of El Paso, Mrs. Gloria Moore of Mineral Wells, Mrs. Linda Mintier of Austin; three sons, Doyle Moore of Menard, Virgil Moore of Austin, and Kenneth Moore of Brady, eight grandchildren, two brothers, Glen Moore of Clovis, N. M. and Brook Moore of Stanton; and two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Ficklin of Bastrop and Mrs. Margie Nell Michelin of Carson, Calif.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Jan 18, 1979
  • 1st wife Agnes Christine (Youngdale) Moore 2nd wife Claudia Opal (Reagan) Miller- Moore
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Josephine Elon (Dubose) Hashop
Aug 6, 1914 - Oct 9, 1988

Josephine Hashop

Mrs. Will (Josephine) Hashop, 74, of Corsicana, died Oct. 9 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Dr. Charles Rice will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She was born Aug. 6, 1914 in Streetman, Tx. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She is survived by her husband, Will Hashop of Corsicana; two daughters, Beck Stephenson of Evergreen, Co., and Kathy Bradden of Marietta, GA.; one son, William Hashop, Jr. of Ennis; six grandchildren, Courtney Holmes and Darrin Holmes of Marietta, Kim Smiley of Evergreen, John W. Hashop of Ennis, Pauline Murphy and Lois Flanagan of Corsicana.

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Delia Jane (unk) Lane-O’Mara
Aug 15, 1896 - Oct 7, 1988

Delia Jane O’Mara

Delia Jane O’Mara, 94, of Corsicana, died Friday, Oct. 7, 1988, in Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Wayne Robinson officiating.

Survivors include one sister, Minnie Chaffee of Corsicana; one nephew, Bill Chaffee of Corsicana; a step-daughter, Irene Raines of Lancaster; and several other relatives.

Arrangements were under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Irba Thaxton O’Mara
Feb 28, 1893 - Mar 10, 1944

Iraba T. O’Mara To Be Buried Corsicana

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home has been notified that the body of Irba T. O’Mara would arrive here early Monday morning for burial. He died in a veterans hospital in Hines, Ill. No other details are available.

Notes:



Rites Planned Here Monday Afternoon For Iraba O’Mara

Funeral services for Iraba O’Mara who died in a veterans hospital in Hines Ill., will probably be held Monday afternoon from the Sutherland McCammon Chapel. Complete arrangements have not been made.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, March 11, 1944
  • Veteran H/O Delia Jane (Lane) O’Mara married Oct. 19, 1925 s/o Wesley O’Mara and Ida (Gray) O’Mara
  • Marker Has year of birth as 1893
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



Rites Held Tuesday For Irba O’Mara

Rites for Irba O’Mara were held Tuesday afternoon at the Sutherland McCammon Chapel with Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk conducting the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the American Legion in charge at the grave.

O’Mara died in a veterans hospital in Hines, Ill.

Surviving are his wife, four sisters, three brothers and other relatives.

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Joe Ben Waldron
Sep 2, 1914 - Apr 19, 1958

Joe B. Waldron Rites Tuesday

Joe B. Waldron, 40, formerly of Corsicana, was killed Saturday in an automobile accident at El Campo and his wife and daughter were also seriously injured. The family reside at 402 Red Ripple Road, Houston.

Mrs. Waldron, the former Eugenia Highnote of Corsicana, remains in a critical condition in the Nightingale hospital at El Campo. A daughter, Mary Jean, age nine years, suffered a broken leg and is in the same hospital, while the three-year-old son, Ben Thomas, escaped with minor cuts and bruises.

Funeral rites are planned Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Pat Foley Funeral Chapel in Houston, and graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the rites.

The Waldrons were members of the First Baptist church here while residing in Corsicana.

In addition to his wife, daughter and son, Waldron is also survived by his father who resides in Houston, and a sister in New Orleans.

McCammon Funeral Home is directing local arrangements.

Mrs. Eugene Highnote, mother of Mrs. Waldron is with her daughter at El Campo.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 21, 1958
  • h/o Joy Eugenia (Highnote) Waldron s/o Benjamin Franklin Waldron and Berdedia Mabry “Bonnie” (Bechtold) Waldron
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Claude Ernest Watson
Jun 27, 1885 - Jan 4, 1954

C. E. Watson Rites Slated Wednesday

Funeral services for Claude Ernest Watson, 68, Barry farmer, fatally injured Monday while crossing Highway 22 near Barry, will be held from the First Methodist church in Barry Wednesday at 2 p.m. He was a long-time member of this church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. V. Bane and Rev. Robert Lindsey.

Watson’s death is the first traffic fatality in Navarro county for 1954.

Watson was struck officers said, by a car driven by Mrs. Alton Kyre Kelley, Route 1, Milford traveling in an easterly direction en route to a hospital in Corsicana. Watson had parked his car on the highway shoulders, put on a pair of rubber overshoes and started across the pavement to a field, Deputy Sheriff Dick Salter and Highway Patrolman Charles Blankenship said after an investigation.

A native of Georgia, Watson had resided in Barry community since seven years of age.

Surviving are his wife of Barry; two sons, C. A. Watson, Corsicana; and James E. Watson, Barry; three daughters, Mrs. Raymond Worsham, Barry; Mrs. C. N. Ferguson, Russell, Fla., and G. B. Wright, Waco, 16 grandchildren; four brothers, A. T. and W. M. Watson, both of Barry; J. M. and H. G Watson, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Earl Farmer, Hubert Farmer, Gwynn Sutton, Lawrence Watson, Bruce Watson and Ray Watson.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 5, 1954
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • h/o Minnie Lavenia (Farmer) Watson; s/o James Robert Watson & Sarah Adeline (George) Watson
  • He was killed on Hwy 22 between Barry and Corsicana when he stepped out in front of a car
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Conrad Frazier
May 5, 1891 - Nov 5, 1968

J. C. Frazier

J. C. Frazier, 77, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital in Athens. He was a native of Corsicana and lived in Malakoff the past year and spent most of his life in Roane. He was a retired farmer and rancher and a member of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff.

Services are scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Jim Steenberger of Malakoff will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Cora Frazier of Malakoff; a son, A. C. Frazier of Malakoff; a grandson; a brother, A. V. Frazier of Roane; four sisters, Mrs. Allison Jones of Corsicana, Mrs. Homer Bentley of Plainview, Mrs. Willie Lee Jones of Luling, and Mrs. Harry Fluker of Roane; and severa nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Charles Frazier, Tommy Wheeler, Nicky Ogburn, Andrews, E. C. Graves, Earl Ogburn.

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Margaret/Martha Ann “Annie” (Henderson) Flynn
Nov 7, 1891 - Dec 24, 1975

Mrs. Flynn

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Annie Flynn, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home.

The Rev. Peter Kach was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Alabama.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Brown of Corsicana and Mrs. J. J. Robinson of Streetman; three sons, Charlie Flynn and Robert Flynn both of Corsicana and S. L. Flynn of Wilmer; 10 grandchildren,16 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. T. G. Haynes and Mrs. Billie Morris both of Corsicana.

Her husband, R. S. Flynn preceded her in death Oct. 3, 1966. Grandsons were to be pallbearers.

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Eugene Highnote
Jun 3, 1892 - Jul 13, 1956

Eugene Highnote Expires Friday, Services Sunday

Eugene Highnote, aged 84 years, life-long resident of Navarro county and Corsicana, 1736 West Seventh avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday afternoon following an extended illness. He was an employe of Bethlehem Supply Company.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Highnote was a long-time member.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Joe B. Waldron, Alice; two grandchildren, Mary Gene Waldron and Ben Thomas Waldron, both of Alice; six sisters, Mrs. W. T. McKee and Mrs. Leta Lynd, both of Corsican; Mrs. O. W. Welhs, San Antonio; Mrs. J. T. Pugh, Beaumont; Mrs. W. O. Wilson, Richland; Mrs. Rivie Pipes, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charles Pugh, Robert Daniel, Allison Jones, Lawrence Tilton, Jack Rea and Guine Highnote.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family

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Leonard Clay Fluker, Sr.
Jan 11, 1896 - Aug 19, 1952

Rites Thursday For Clay Fluker

Funeral services for Clay Fluker, 56, service station manager, who died at his home, 707 West Park avenue Tuesday night, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor and Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the First Baptist church, Rice.

Fluker was born at Hester, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. K. C. Fluker. He was manager of the Butler-Calhoun station at East Collin street and Highway 75.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Clay, Jr.; Alton and Bobby Fluker, all of Corsicana; a granddaughter; a brother, Percy Fluker, Texarkana; a sister, Mrs. Bert S. Huber, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Holley, John Farrish, Thomas George, 111; R. W. Fowler, J. E. Davant, Harmon Pope, Lee DeWall, J. E. Ayres, T. L. Carlisle and L. W. Love.

McCammon directed.

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Joseph Hardy Fluker
Nov 29, 1875 - Dec 17, 1948

JOE FLUKER DIES AT HESTER; RITES HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Joe H. Fluker, aged 73 years, who died at his home in the Hester community Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mickey Edwards, pastor of the Roane Baptist church, assisted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Hester; two sons, Harry Fluker, Route 1, Powell, and Finis Fluker, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Fullerton and Mrs. H. E. Harris, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. G. L. Denbow, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren and seven great-children.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Jim Frazier, Mike Edwards, A. B. Hutson, W. E. Bragg and Ed Parks.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Dec 18, 1948
  • h/o Annie Irene (Denbow) Fluker married Nov. 12, 1900 s/o Hardy Eugene Fluker and Cornelia (McCammon) Fluker
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Annie Irene (Denbow) Fluker
Mar 3, 1883 - Apr 4, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Fluker

Final rites for Mrs. Annie Fluker were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. Kester Hern, pastor, North Corsicana Methodist church, officiated.

A native of Chatfield, Mrs. Fluker, 79, died Wednesday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Harris, Corsicana.

She was the widow of Joe Fluker and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Andrew Denbow.

Survivors include two sons, Harry and Finis Fluker, and a daughter, Mrs. Harris, all of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, T. D. Denbow, Drane, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Hosch, Albert Fullerton, Vernon Frazier, A. B. Hutson, Narben Sheets and George Calloway.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 5, 1962
  • w/o Joe H. Fluker married Nov. 12, 1900 d/o James Andrew/Alexander/Anderson Denbow (all middle names are on different records) and Selita Elizabeth (Davidson) Denbow buried in New Chatfield cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Allie (Abbott) Barnes-Jackson
Dec 13, 1872 - May 10, 1932

FUNERAL SEVICES MRS. ALLIE JACKSON ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Allie Jackson, aged 59 years, who died about midnight Monday night at the P. and S. hospital. Burial was in the Drane cemetery. Services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, L. T. Barnes, Dawson; H. R. Barnes, Mabank; Clyde Barnes, Dawson and a daughter, Miss Gladys Barnes, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home assisted by Eubank Bros., of Mabank had charge of the funeral.

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George Melton Dycus
Nov 18, 1889 - Dec 22, 1957

George Dycus Expires Sunday

George Dycus, 58, pipeline, 605 South Eighteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Salvation Army Citadel with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Capt. and Mrs. R. E. Hall of the Salvation Army.

A native of Drane, Dycus had spent most of his life in Corsicana. He was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, C. J. Dycus, Sealy; Jimmy J., Richard, and John L. Dycus, all of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. R. L. Myers, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. Mary Jewell Ward, Ennis; Misses Annie Lou, Edna Carolyn, and Lola B. Dycus all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Sallie Bailey, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Edith (Sutton) Denbow
Nov 30, 1911 - Dec 5, 1989

Edith Denbow

Edith Denbow, 78, of Corsicana died Dec. 5, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Dr. David Hale and George Proctor-Smith officiating. Burial will be at Campbell-Elrod cemetery.

Survivors include her husband Claude Denbow of Corsicana; two sons, James E. (Eddie) Denbow and Donnie R. Denbow, both of Corsicana; one sister, Faye Reagan of Greenville; and five grandchildren, Christin Lambert, Laura Denbow, Jimi Denbow, Don A. Denbow and Troy Denbow; and one great-grandchild, Alan Lambert.

Pallbearers will be Larry Adams, Steve Adams, Jackie Elrod, Billy Denbow, Bobby Denbow, Chance Jolly and George Schwinn.

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James Hinton Sutton
Mar 13, 1886 - Oct 31, 1957

Saturday Rites For J. H. Sutton

Funeral services for J. H. Sutton, 71, of Drane who died Thursday night of a heart attack at his home were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Lynn Stephens, pastor of the Community Baptist church, and Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Alabama, Sutton had resided in the Drane area for many years and was an active civic and community worker. He had been election judge for both primary and general elections for a number of years, and served as a school trustee of the Bryan district before it was consolidated with other areas several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Drane; three daughters, Mrs. Wayne Elrod and Mrs. Claude Denbow, both of Drane, and Mrs. J. C. Reagan, Greenville; five grandchildren; three brothers, Terry Sutton, Corsicana; Gorlon Sutton, Mexia, and Leon Sutton Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Morris Dudley, Dallas, and Mrs. Kyle Harris, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Butler, James Farmer, Jackson Taylor, Emmett Dosser, Gwen Sutton, Kenyard Sutton, and J. H. McDonald. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Ellie Palestine “Tine” (Marshall) Sutton
Nov 7, 1890 - Dec 24, 1973

Mrs. Sutton

Funeral services were to be held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. H. Sutton, 83, who died Monday in the Twilight Home. The Rev. Dale Leggett was to officiate, and burial was to be in Campbell cemetery.

Mrs. Sutton was a native of Drane, and lived there all her life. She was a member of Community Baptist Church for 23 years.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Claude G. Denbow of Drane, and Mrs. J. C. Ragan of Greenville; one brother, Lewis Marshall of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Sands of San Saba; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Jack Elrod, James E. Denbow, Donnie Ray Denbow, Gwyn Sutton, C. A. Denbow, J. L. Taylor and Emmett Dosser.

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James Webster Basham
Mar 30, 1900 - Jan 9, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD TUESDAY FOR JAMES BASHAM

Funeral services for James Basham, 32, who died last week in San Diego, Cal., were held here Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Campbell cemetery. He had been in the U. S. Navy for 12 years. The body arrived in Corsicana at an early hour Tuesday morning and was taken to the residence of H. C. Reed, 722 South Eighteenth street. The services were conducted by Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Willie Basham, Corsicana; a brother and three sisters.

Pallbearers were Luther Spurlock, Millard Spurlock, Frank McCusiton, Walker Green, Walter Hamilton and Jack Megarity.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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James Basham Died In U. S. Navy; to Be Buried in Corsicana

James Basham, 32, who has been in the U. S. Navy for the past twelve years, died in San Diego, California, Monday morning, according to information received by relatives here Monday.

The body will be returned to Corsicana for interment but definite arrangements have not been completed.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. W. J. Basham; and other relatives.

The funeral will be handled by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. W. J. Basham, Corsicana; a brother, H. M. Basham, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Pike, Corsicana; Mrs. Gilmore, Corsicana and Mrs. Walter Gilmore, Marion, Ind.

He had served twelve years in the United States Navy.

Complete funeral arrangements will not be made until the arrival of the body.

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Time of Arrival Body James Basham Not Yet Announced

No definite information had been received here Tuesday afternoon at press hour relative to the time that the body of James Basham, 32, who died in San Diego, Calif., Monday morning would arrive here for interment.

Mr. Basham had been in the U. S. Navy for the past twelve years.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. W. J. Basham, Corsicana; a brother, and three sisters.

The funeral arrangements here are in charge of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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BODY JAMES BASHAM EXPECTED TO REACH CORSICANA SUNDAY

The body of James Basham, 32, who was found dead at San Diego, Cal., early Monday morning is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Saturday night or Sunday morning, according to word received by relatives here Thursday morning, Mr. Basham had been in the U. S. Navy for the past twelve years. He was stationed on the U. S. S. Holland.

The funeral services will be held from the residence of H. C. Reed, South Eighteenth street. Definite time for the funeral has not been decided. Interment will be made in the Cunningham cemetery three miles west of Corsicana.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Willie Basham, Corsicana; a brother, H. M. Basham, Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. Nellie Pike, Corsicana; Mrs. Gilmore, Corsicana; and Mrs. Walter Gilmore, Marion, Ind.

The funeral here will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR JAMES BASHAM LONG MEMBER NAVY

The body of James Basham, 32, who died a week ago in San Diego, Calif. Is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana early Tuesday morning at 5:30 o’clock and will be taken to the residence of H. C. Reed, 722 South Eighteenth street. The funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Cunningham cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Willie Basham, Corsicana; a brother and three sisters.

Mr. Basham had been in the U. S. Navy for twelve years.

Pallbearers will be Luther Spurlock, Millard Spurlock, Frank McCulston, Walker Green , Walter Hamilton and Jack Megarity.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Clint Adam Mann
May 2, 1965 - July 29, 2013

Clint Adam Mann, 48, of Purdon passed away Monday, July 29, 2013 at his residence. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 30th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside Service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Steve Orbison officiating.

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Clint Mann, resident of Pursley, passed away on Monday morning, July 29, 2013 at his residence at the age of 48. He was born on Sunday, May 2, 1965 in Pasadena, Texas to Robert Mann and Gail Van Meter Mann. He was a veteran of the United States Army and worked as a Certified Nurses Aide until he became sick. At that time he was taking courses to further his career as a Registered Nurse.

Clint is survived by his parents Robert and Gail Mann of Pursley. His brother William Mann of Pursley and his children Samantha Williamson, Henry Abbott and Chelsea Mann. His sister Jennifer Draper of Sherman and her children Alex Cobb and Austin Michael Draper. He is also survived by an uncle Noel Van Meter of Centerville.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 9am - 5pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10am at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Steve Orbison of North Beaton Church of Christ officiating.

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Mary Frances "Todd" (Odom) Whitfield
Mar 26, 1931 - July 28, 2013

Mrs. Mary F. “Todd” Whitfield, 82, of Corsicana went to her heavenly home on Sunday, July 28, 2013 after a short illness. Spending her last months at the Trisun Care Center, she kept her smile and never complained. Everyone around her loved her sense of humor and gentle nature. She was born on March 26, 1931 in Corsicana. Throughout her life she was a shining light to people in need and her sweet and humorous spirit were bright spots in the lives of the Hand and Hand Hospice staff and all the wonderful sitters that took care of her on a daily basis.

She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1949. On May 4, 1951, Ray Whitfield became her husband and their teenage love story continued for 61 years until his death in June of 2012. They were devoted to each other and to their church. Anytime they could help others, they did. Although she and Ray had no children of their own, they cherished their nieces and nephews. Every time they visited, they always wanted to know about what was going on in their lives. Her love of animals was evident in the care she gave to her beloved pets especially Little Duke and Mr. Penny the cat.

She worked at Sears for many years and retired from the store in Dallas before moving back to Corsicana 12 years ago. She served at Northside Baptist Church in every job she could. Her special love was for the Care Center and she devoted a lot of her time to this ministry and served as a helper until her illness prevented her from doing what she loved most.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Whitfield; parents, Rube and Grace Odom; brother, Leonard R. Odom, and her sister and brother-in-law, Inez and Bill Gorden.

She is survived by her brother, Ronnie Odom and wife Marsha; sister-in-law, Peggy Odom, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. and Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Billy D. Gorden, Rodney Gorden, Len Odom, Terry Gorden, Don Barron, and Ed Formby. Honorary Pallbearer is Patrick Gorden.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, the support for the Care Center at the Northside Baptist Church at 2800 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 would be greatly appreciated.

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Lillian Dorothy (Bryant) Watkins
June 29, 1916 - May 30, 2013

Lillian Dorothy Watkins, 96, of Blooming Grove, passed away May 30, 2013 in Hillsboro.

She was born June 29, 1916, in Blooming Grove, to William Alex and Vera Bryant. She enjoyed quilting. She and her husband loved get togethers  with friends playing music and singing. She was active with the Methodist church in Blooming Grove. She also was a member of the Historical Society in Blooming Grove that she held very dear to her.

She is preceded in death by husband, Albert (Pap) Watkins; and son, Gary Winston Watkins.

Survivors include her daughter, Sharon Ellis and husband Bob of Arlington; grandchildren, Randy Ellis of Arlington, Tammy Crowley and husband David of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Zach Case, Jacob Crowley and Carson Crowley; brother, Kenneth Bryant of Waxahachie; numerous nieces, nephews and multitude of friends.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013, at First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. the Nancy Summers officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rory Evans, Ronald Hollingsworth, Chris Ivey, James Jones, Joe E. McClure and Doug Holliefield.

Honorary pallbearers will be Zach Case, Jacob Crowley and Carson Crowley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Historical Society of Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Leon Hancock Phillips Sr.
Apr 12, 1927 - May 31, 2013

Mr. Leon Hancock Phillips Sr., 86, of Corsicana passed away in his sleep on Friday, May 31, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Recently diagnosed with cancer, our Lord blessed him with a peaceful homecoming.

He was born on April 12, 1927, in Corsicana to Rebecca Leo and Clarence Ervin Phillips.

Leon was a charter member and deacon of Community Baptist Church. He served in the U.S. Navy, being stationed in San Diego, Calif. After returning from the Navy, Leon attended Navarro College, becoming a member of the Barracks Bunch. He was a longtime employee of Southwestern Bell, and proud member of the Pioneers Club. After retiring, Leon and partner Louis Kormos ran K & P Telephone touring the town providing companionship along with a little phone repair and installation. For several years, Leon and Dell traveled many states helping Phil with Phillips Auto Transport delivering Lexus vehicles. He enjoyed ranching, known over the years for raising cattle and fat horses. He enjoyed driving his team with the covered wagon, for years the beautiful mules, more recently the paints.

He was preceded in death by wife of 58 years, Eula Dell Phillips; parents; and brothers, Robert and Maynard Phillips.

Survivors include his son, Phil Phillips and wife Jan of Corsicana; grandchildren, Ashley and husband Josh, and Taya Bardwell of Athens;
Matt Phillips of Corsicana; and his precious great grandbaby, Kensley; brothers, Ervin and wife Sheral Phillips, and Wayne Phillips, all of
Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Per his wishes, Leon will be cremated, then ashes interred next to his beloved Dell in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Community Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert Easterling officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Inez (Scoggins) Morris-Hammonds
Oct 12, 1920 - Aug 3, 2013

Mrs. Inez Scoggins Morris Hammonds, 92, of Tyler passed away on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 in Tyler.

She was born on Oct. 12, 1920, in Corsicana, where her father worked for Mobil Oil and her mother was a homemaker. She has three brothers and three sisters and was the oldest of the girls. She was a member of the Glee Club and the World Affairs Club the year she graduated (1939) from Corsicana High School. She received a scholarship to Draughons Practical Business School.

She married William (Duck) Morris and they lived on the farm at Rural Shade for many years where they grew cotton and corn, and raised cattle.
During this time they also started a family, having a son and a daughter. They then moved to Kerens, where she worked for Dr. Hoffer, the local dentist. Her next job, which she really enjoyed, was with Texas Power & Light in Kerens. She moved back to Corsicana, her hometown, to work at the TP&L office until she retired in 1987. She attended Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana every Sunday until she was unable to make the drive, then she watched it on the local TV station. She really loved attending the services.

She really enjoyed playing “42” and won several trophies for 1st and 2nd place in tournaments during the 1990’s. Her favorite activity has always been sewing. She was a very skilled seamstress and stitched all of her clothes. She loved fussing with patterns and searching for fabrics. If she did happen to purchase a garment, she has been known to take it apart and remake it.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Eunice Scoggins; two brothers; and a sister.

Survivors include her son, William Glenn Morris of Douglasville, Ga.; daughter, Patricia Dilday and husband Bob of Winona; grandchildren, Kim McCullar, Kevin Morris, John Dilday, and Terry Dilday; five great grandchildren; sisters, Maurine Scoggins Rhodes and Leda Faye Watson; and a brother, Ralph Scoggins, all of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Ste. 750, Dallas, Texas 75204, or at www.alz.org.

The family would like to express their “thanks” to the caring staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana and the Pinehurst Alzheimer’s Special Care Center in Tyler for their outstanding care of their loved one during her illness.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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