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Annie Martha (Attra) Hashop
Jan 19, 1896 - Mar 18, 1957

Mrs. Hashop Dies Monday Morning; Services Tuesday

Mrs. Louis Hashop, 61, 1203 West Third avenue, died early Monday morning. She had been in ill health for many years.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church.

Mrs. Hashop was a native of Houston, but had spent most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Joe and Will Hashop, both of Corsicana, and Louis Hashop, Jr., Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Nelson Ross, Corsicana: a sister, Mrs. George Labban, Corsicana; a brother Mike Attra, Houston; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Roe, Maco Stewart, Jimmy Lorimer, Dr. James Curington, Robert White, James Mansfield, Julius C. Jacobs and Buck Copeland. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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John Newell Royall II
Sep 3, 1905 - Jun 10, 1994

J. Newell Royall

J. Newell Royall, 88, of Houston, died June 10, 1994, in Houston.

Memorial services will be 10 a.m. at the Cypress Bible Church in Cypress. Graveside services will be 5 p.m. Monday in the Oakwood cemetery, with Rev. Connally Dugger officiating. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was born Sept. 3, 1905, in Taylor Texas.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Ella Frances Roth Royall.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Royall of Houston; his sister; Beatrice Rittersbacher of Dallas; two sons and daughter-in-laws, Dr. John N. and Martha Royall Jr. of Caldwell, Texas, and Donald R. and Joann Royall of Cypress; five grandsons; four granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 12, 1994
  • 1st wife Ella Frances (Roth) Royall married Apr. 10, 1929 2nd wife Frances (Crowell) Royall Married May 3, 1980 s/o John Newell Royall, Sr. and Gussie Beatrice (White) Royall
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Bess Lacell Royall
Apr 14, 1902 - May 9, 1962

Miss Royall Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

Miss Bess Royall, native of Taylor but long-time Corsicana resident, died Wednesday night at the family residence following an extended illness. She was 60.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor, First Methodist church, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Born, April 14, 1902, in Taylor, Miss Royall came to Corsicana in 1913 and had resided here since that time. She was a member of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. J. N. Royall and one sister, Mrs. Edgar Rittersbacher, both of Corsicana; one brother, Newell Royall, Houston; one half-sister, Mrs. Charles Schmitt, and one half- brother, Reginald Royall, both of San Francisco, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Don Royall, Tommy Royall Drummond, Tom Chandler, Bob King, Edgar Rittersbacher, Charles Bee and Rufus Shell.

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Gladys Lorine Royall
Jul 6, 1918 - Jul 8, 1918

Lost Their Baby Girl.

A daughter, born to Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Royall on Saturday last, died at 1 o’clock this morning, and the remains were interred in Oakwood today.

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Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Royall have the tenderest sympathy of a large circle of friends, in the death of their infant daughter, Gladys Lorrain, who was buried from the family home on the morning of June 8th at 11 o’clock . The funeral service, so appropriate and impressive, was conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth of the First Methodist Church in the presence of a few close friends and relatives.

Scarcely had these fond parents and devoted brothers and sisters illuminated the future with hope and placed their hearts upon the little treasure where like a young and tender but smitten by the frosts of death, little Gladys Lorain faded from this earthly garden, but was transplanted to bloom forever in that beautiful heavenly garden above, and though her angel-like visit on earth was short, a tiny flower covered mound in beautiful Oakwood, and a precious memory growing more sacred with the years, will ever bind the loved ones closer to Heaven, and closer to Him who sees even the tiny sparrow as it falls to the earth, and who cares so tenderly for His own.

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Charles Edgar “Eddie” Rittersbacher
Jan 14, 1899 - Feb 29, 1972

Former Postmaster Rittersbacher Dies

Charles Edgar Rittersbacher, 73, retired Corsicana postmaster and former Corsicana City Commissioner, died Tuesday at his home at 1801 Elmwood Ave. He had been in ill health for several years.

Active in city and civic affairs, he was president for many years of the Navarro County Unit of American Cancer Society, and headed up the annual Cancer Crusade drive; he was a longtime Salvation Army board member; active in the county’s Red Cross chapter and United Fund organization. He was one of the managing trustees of the Fleming estate founded summer camp for youth at the old Magnolia lake property.

Born in Corsicana on Jan. 14, 1899, he was vice president of sales for many years of the American Well and Prospecting Company in which his father was a partner with founder H. G. Johnston, and later with its successor company, Bethlehem Supply Co.

Rittersbacher served as Corsicana’s postmaster from 1957 to March 1, 1967, when he succeeded by the present postmaster, W. G. Holloway.

In memorial tribute, the post office flag was lowered to half-staff on news of his death to remain until the funeral.

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church of which he was a longtime member and former Vestryman. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart and the Rev. Dennis Smart and the Rev. Jim Josephs of San Antonio, former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He is survived by his widow, Beatrice Rittersbacher of Corsicana; one son, T. R. Drummond of Baytown; two daughters, Mrs. T.C. Chandler of Bryan and Mrs. R.E. King of Callas; six grandchildren; one brother, Elmer Rittersbacher of Hollywood, Calif.; and two sisters, Miss Rittersbacher of Hollywood and Mrs. L. C. Barrows of Fullerton, Calif.

The family has requested that memorials be in the form of contributions to the American Cancer Society.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 29, 1972
  • 1st wife Mary (Harris) Rittersbacher married Dec. 7, 1933 2nd wife Quida Beatrice (Royall) Drummond-Rittersbacher married May 1, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



Rittersbacher

Funeral services for Charles Edgar Rittersbacher, 73, retired former Corsicana postmaster and City Commissioner, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church of which he was a longtime active member. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart, pastor, and the Rev. Jim Josephs of San Antonio, a former pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He had served as postmaster from 1956 to 1967, and had twice served Corsicana as a City Commissioner, first from 1933 to 1938, and again from 1947 through 1950. He was appointed in 1951 as a member of the Corsicana Housing Authority and served on that board for more than 15 years. Active in civic affairs, he had been a director of the Chamber of Commerce, on the board and active in fund campaigns of the Navarro County unit, American Cancer Society, the Red Cross, Salvation Army and United Fund.

Prior to its sale to Bethlehem Steel Co., he had been vice president of sales for American Well and Prospecting Co., of which his father was a founding partner.

The flag at the post office was lowered to half staff Tuesday upon his death to remain in memorial tribute until the funeral.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Beatrice Rittersbacher; a son, two daughters, six grandchildren a brother and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be S. D. Goins, Charlie Bee, S. L. Dublin, Hal Johnson, Ed M. Polk, Rufus Shell, Hubert Redden, Paul Moore and W. C. Galloway.

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C. Rittersbacher

Funeral services were to be at 4 p.m. Thursday at St. John’s Episcopal Church for former Corsicana postmaster Charles Edgar Rittersbacher, 73. The Very Rev. Dennis Smart, pastor, and the Rev. Jim Josephs of San Antonio were to officiate. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Postmaster from 1956 to 1967, he died Tuesday at his home. An active civic leader and worker, he was a former Corsicana City Commissioner, later serving for many years on the Corsicana Housing Authority board.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, a son, six grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

Pallbearers include Rufus Shell, Ed M. Polk, S. L. Dublin, Charlie Bee, S. D. Goins, Paul Moore, W. C. Galloway, Hal Johnson and Hubert Redden.

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Thomas Edward Drummond
Feb 24, 1903 - Mar 24, 1958

T. E. Drummond Expires Monday, Rites Thursday

Thomas E. Drummond, 55, district manager of the Magnolia Petroleum Company, formerly of Corsicana, collapsed at his home in Amarillo Monday afternoon and died en route to a hospital.

A native of Malakoff, he was raised in Corsicana and joined Magnolia shortly after finishing high school here. He was in Waco for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Amarillo, the former Beatrice Royall of Corsican; a son, Thomas Royall Drummond, Moline, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Chandler and Mrs. R. E. King, both of Dallas; a grandson, Mark King, Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. E. Drummond, Wichita Falls; a brother, Col. Garrett B Drummond, Albuquerque, N. M., and other relatives.

Drummond was a member of the local Masonic Lodge and the Polk Street Methodist church in Amarillo.

The body left Amarillo at 1:45 p.m. and will arrive at the McCammon Funeral Chapel sometime Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Masons will have charge of the graveside rites.

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T. E. Drummond Rites Thursday

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. for Thomas E. Drummond, 55, former resident of Corsicana who died in Amarillo Monday.

The district manager of the Magnolia Petroleum Co. was stricken Monday afternoon and died while en route to a hospital.

Drummond was a native of Corsicana and joined Magnolia shortly after finishing high school. He also resided in Waco for some time.

Drummond was a member of the local Masonic Lodge, and of the Polk Street Methodist Church in Amarillo.

Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the Thursday rites. Masons will have charge at the grave in Oakwood cemetery.

Drummond is survived by his wife of Amarillo, the former Beatrice Royall of Corsicana, a son, Thomas Royall Drummond, Moline, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Chandler and Mrs. R. E. King, both of Dallas; a grandson, Mark King of Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. E. Drummond, Wichita Falls; a brother, Col. Garrett B. Drummond, Albuguerque, N. M.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be S. T. Jones, Walter Coker, Hugh Cooper, John F. Adams, Truman Bragg, E. E. Ray, D. C. Bennett and P. S. Telmons.

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Thursday Rites T. E. Drummond

Funeral services for Thomas E. Drummond, 55, who died Monday of a heart attack, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, with the Corsicana Masonic Lodge in charge of the graveside rites.

A native of Corsicana, Drummond joined the Magnolia Petroleum Company soon after completing high school, and was district manager of the marketing division for this oil concern at Amarillo at the time of his death. He formerly was a resident of Waco.

Drummond was a member of the Polk Street Methodist church in Amarillo and the local Masonic lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Royall Drummond, Amarillo; a son, Thomas Royall Drummond, Moline, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. T. C. Chandler and Mrs. R. E. King, both of Dallas; a grandson, Mark King, Dallas; mother, Mrs. J. E. Drummond, Wichita Falls; a brother, Garrett B. Drummond, Albuquerque, N.M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. P. Jones, Walker Coker, Hugh Cooper, John F. Adams, Truman Bragg, E. E. Ray, D. C. Bennett and P. S. Plemons.

Honorary pallbearers were the employes of the Amarillo district of the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

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Vernon Elkin (Griffin) Roughton
Jun 1, 1916 - May 24, 1954

Mrs. V. Roughton Expires Suddenly Monday Morning

Mrs. Vernon Roughton, 37, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic Monday at 6:30 a.m. following a heart attack suffered at the family residence a short time earlier.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, Tyler, Baptist minister, formerly pastor here, assisted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Roughton was a member of the First Baptist church.

She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1932
[see notes] and Texas State College for Women in Denton, later teaching home economics in the Corsicana Junior High School.

Surviving are her husband, Nelson Roughton; a daughter, Margaret Louise, aged 13 years, a son Bill, aged 2 ½ years; and parents Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Griffin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Roughton

Funeral services for Mrs. Vernon Roughton Roughton, 37, who died of a he3art attack Monday morning, were held from the Griffin Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. E. T. Miller, Baptist minister of Tyler, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of First Baptist church of which Mrs. Roughton was a member.

A graduate of Corsicana High school and Texas State College for Women, Denton, Mrs. Roughton was a home economics teacher in Corsicana Junior High school several years.

Surviving are her husband, Nelson Roughton; a daughter, Margaret Louise, aged 13; a son, Bill, aged 2 1-2 years, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Griffin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Clowe, Williard Summerall, Douglas Beauchamp, Willie Lewis, Hylan Davis and Clifton Pickering.

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Jerry Cornelius Walker, Sr.
Oct 24, 1882 - Oct 25, 1918

Well Known Merchant Dead.

J. C. Walker, who was thirty-six years old, died at his home on West Second Avenue this morning near where he was engaged in the grocery business. The deceased is survived by his wife and a little daughter, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Walker, three brothers, H. E. Walker of Corsicana, J. E. Walker of Blooming Grove, who is now very sick, and Chas. E. Walker, now on the firing line in France, and one sister, Mrs. W.L. Gregg, of Corsicana. The deceased was a member of the First Methodist church and Rev. C. H. Booth will officiate at the funeral, which will be held from the home at 10 o’clock in the morning.

The following will be pallbearers; E. E. Babers, R. M. Tankersley, Robt. Stell, J. M. Pugh, M. L. Hays, and Aubrey Cheney.

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The remains of the late J. G. Walker were interred in Oakwood at 10 o’clock this morning the funeral taking place from the late home of the deceased on West Second Avenue. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated and a large number of friends attended and there were many pretty flowers.

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William E. Walker
Jun 9, 1853 - Aug 18, 1925

Funeral Today Largely Attended

The remains of the late W. E. Walker were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon after services at the house at 5 o’clock, conducted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy, and Dillard Ramsey, Tom Spires, Oscar Smith, Alva Bardwell, B. K. Dunean, and B. F. Tarimtion acted as pallbearers. There was a large attendance and many beautiful flowers.

The deceased was born in Rogers, Ark., 73 years ago and came to Texas in 1871. He joined the Baptist church when nineteen years of age and was true for its obligations and citizenship through life. Surviving are his wife and three sons, Everett Walker of Blooming Grove; Charles Walker of Corsicana; Harvey Walker of California, and one daughter, Mrs. Minnie Gregg of Corsicana.

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PIONEER TEXAN IS DEAD At HOME HERE FUNERAL TOMORROW

W. E. Walker, aged 72 years, died at his home at 504 South Twentieth street this morning at 9:15 o’clock and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The funeral services will be held at the family residence and will be conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

The deceased has been a resident of Texas for fifty years and has resided in Corsicana fourteen years.

The deceased is survived by his wife and three sons, H. E. Walker, California; J. E. Walker of Blooming Grove, and Charlie Walker of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Gregg, Corsicana.

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Seborn Lumpkin Dillard
Apr 11, 1851 - Sep 11, 1937

S. L DILLARD WAS BURIED SUNDAY IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Seaburn Lumpkin Dillard, aged 86, years, native of Alabama, but resident of this section for 30 years, died at the home of his son, S. P. Dillard, in Petty’s Chapel community Saturday night at 7 o’clock after a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Patterson.

Surviving are six sons, M. C. Dillard, Stamford; S. P. Dillard, S. P. Dillard, Petty’s Chapel; J. N. Dillard and B. W. Dillard, Ferris, and Burney Dillard, Big Spring; a daughter, Mrs. Robert Edmondson, Richland; 36 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Raymond Dillard, Afton Dillard, Weldon Dillard, Clarence Dillard and Horace and Eugene Edmondson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep. 19, 1937
  • h/o Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Eady) Dillard buried in Rice Cemetery, Rice, Texas; s/o Nathaniel Dillard & Louisiana Sarah (Phillips) Dillard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Maggie Mae (Jordan) Dillard
Mar 3, 1889 - Jan 5, 1952

Mrs. S. P. Dillard Dies Saturday

Mrs. S. P. Dillard, 63, died at the family residence, 513 North Commerce street, early Saturday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Silas G. Triplett, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are five sons, J. C., T. C., A. L., R. F., and Kelton Dillard, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Rufus Szenasi, Holliday; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild; a sister, Miss Jimmie Jordan, Ennis; a brother, Clarence, Jordan, Los Angeles; step-mother, Mrs. Venera Jordan, Ennis; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be George Bush, W. H. Steely, K. L. McKeown, Lester Atkins, Rufus Pevehouse, L. C. Cook, Judson Blackmon and Louis Szenasi.

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Franz Ihlefeldt
Mar 2, 1837 - Oct 19, 1918

Venerable Man Dead.

Franz Ihlefeldt, aged 81 years, father of Band Master Ihlefeldt of the State Home, died there last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon.

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Marie Sophie (Lichenstein) Ihlefeldt
Jul 11, 1873 - Jun 14, 1918

DIED AT THE STATE HOME

Wife of Band Master Passes Away After Brief Illness.

Mrs. Ihlefeldt, wife of F. Idlefeldt, teacher of band at the State Orphan Home, died there this morning after a brief illness. The funeral will take place here tomorrow with interment in Oakwood, but the hour has not been announced. The deceased was an active member of the Order of Eastern Star here.

LATER—Mrs. Ihlefeldt will be buried tomorrow from the Sutherland undertaking parlor at 6 p.m. The funeral will be in charge of the Eastern Star Chapter.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon

The funeral of the late Mrs. F. Ihlefeldt, who died at the State Orphan Home yesterday morning will take place from the Masonic Temple at 6 o’clock this afternoon. The services will be held in the Masonic Temple by the Eastern Star lodge, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis of St. John Episcopal church. Many beautiful floral offerings covered the casket as it lay in the Sutherland Undertaking Parlor.

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John Joel Garner, Sr.
Sep 17, 1894 - Apr 18, 1971

Garner Rites

Funeral services for Col. John J. Garner (retired), 77, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday in the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Leroy M. Brown officiating. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Oak Valley, Col. Garner is a longtime resident of Corsicana. He served as postmaster here following his retirement from the United States Army. He was a veteran of World Wars I and II.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana: two sons, Lt. Col. John J. Garner, Jr. of Fort Hood and Avery T. Jackson of Corsicana; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Preston Garner of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Jack Simpson of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Joe Coggins, Jr., Joe Hashop, J. C. Dillard, O. S. Bryson, Jr., Paul Kenner, Rutherford Stough, and Clark Jacobs. Honorary pallbearers are Col. Hal C. Johnson, Edgar Rittersbacher, S. L. Dublin and Hugh Stewart.

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John Edward Dozier
Sep 25, 1905 - May 13, 1987

John E. Dozier

John E. Dozier, 81, of Corsicana died Wednesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home with the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was a retired field superintendent for Exxon and a Baptist.

Survivors include a wife, Maud Dozier of Corsicana; four sons, Gene E. Dozier of Andrews, John O. Dozier of Wichita Falls, James E. Dozier of Corsicana and George W. Dozier of Memphis, Tenn.; brother Felix Dozier of Robert Lee; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Sidney Basil Nowell
Nov 28, 1906 Jun 28, 1991

Sidney B. Nowell

Sidney B. Nowell, 84, of Corsicana, died June 28, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Madden officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He was born Nov. 28, 1906, in Silver City, and had lived in Corsicana for 62 years. He was a retired barber and a member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sidney Lee Nowell of Corsicana and two brothers, Robert Arnold Nowell of Longview and Roy E. Nowell of Arp.

Pallbearers will be John Nowell, Bob Nowell, Frank Nowell, David Tucker, Jimmy Tyson and David Dunlap.

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Sidney Ray Nowell
Dec 6, 1933 - Dec 8, 1933

Infant Died Early Friday at Hospital; Burial in Oakwood

Funeral services were scheduled Friday afternoon at 4:30 for the two-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Sydney B. Nowell of the State Home, who died in the P. and S. hospital early Friday morning.

The service will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with Rev. C. O. McMillan, State Home Chaplain conducting the services. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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Katrina (Stout) Wright
Mar 16, 1894 - Aug 11, 1983

Mrs. Katrina S. Wright

Mrs. Katrina S. Wright, 89, of Corsicana, widow of Wilber A. Wright, died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana, member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, charter member of James Blair Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, 19th Century Club, Pan American Club and life member of Kinsloe House.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Katrine Maxey of Monument, Colo., and Betty Rollin Wright of Corsicana; four grandsons; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be members of St. John’s Episcopal Church Vestry.

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Wilbur A. Wright
Jan 14, 1893 - Nov 14, 1971

Wilbur Wright

Wilbur A. Wright, owner and operator of a local insurance agency office, died early Monday in Baylor Hospital in Dallas after undergoing surgery there last week. He was a longtime Corsicana resident and member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Dennis Smart, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow of the family home, 1914 W. 3rd Ave.; two daughters, Miss Betty Rollin Wright of Corsicana and Mrs. Katrine Maxey of Dallas; five grandchildren; and two sisters.

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Wilbur Wright

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Wilbur A. Wright, 78, Corsicana insurance agency owner who died Monday in a Dallas Hospital. The Rev. Dennis Smart was to officiate. Burial was to be in Oakwood Cemetery

A resident of Corsicana for 52 years, he was graduated in 1916 from Michigan State University with a degree in civil engineering. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a flying instructor. He was a Mason and during World War 11 served on the OPA rationing board.

He is survived by his widow of Corsicana; two daughters, Miss Betty Rollin Wright, Corsicana, and Mrs. Katrine Maxey, Dallas; five grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. A. A. Rather of Ionia, Mich., and Mrs. Blanche Walker of Clermont, Fla.

Pallbearers include Hal Johnson, Edgar Rittersbacher, S. L. Dublin, Roy Love, W. D. Wyatt, R. F. Rutherford, W. A. Lang, Sr., Robert Cleeland, M. H. Statham, W. D. Robinson, Ed M. Polk, W. V. Mowlam and Charlie Bee.

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Wilbur Wright

Funeral services for Wilbur A. Wright, 78, Corsicana insurance man, were at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The Rev. Dennis Smart officiated.

He is survived by his widow, two daughters, five grandchildren and two sisters.

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Roy Elton Bell
Mar 1, 1927 - Jun 17, 1958

Thursday Rites For Roy E. Bell

Funeral services for Roy Elton Bell, 31, accidentally electrocuted at Denton Tuesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. C. Ellis, pastor of the Frost Baptist church.

Bell, a native of Frost, moved to Denton from Corsicana Sunday. He was reported to have been operating an electric concrete vibrator while standing on wet ground. He was employed by Busboom and Rauh, Dallas, contractor on the Industrial Arts Building under construction on the North Texas State College campus. Artificial respiration was futile.

Surviving are his wife of Denton; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Bell, Corsicana; three brothers, Robert Earl, Billy Ray and Edward Lee Bell all of Corsicana; six sisters, Mrs. George McCarter, Mrs. Edna Basham, Mrs. Bertha Mae Abbot and Miss Hirdie Lee Bell, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Harvel McCarter, Roane, and Mrs. Leroy Ewing, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George McCarter, Harvel McCarter, Buddy Bell, Leroy Ewing, Luther Bell and Eugene McAdams.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday June 19, 1958
  • Tex.-Pfc. 316 Bomb Wing AAF WW11 Death certificate says buried in Frost—obit says buried in Oakwood.
  • h/o Dorothy Laverne (Turner) Bell-Voss; s/o Robert Lee Bell and Lillie Mae (Lemons) Bell
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Robert Phillip “Bob” Foley, Sr.
Sep 4, 1935 - Apr 21, 1989

Robert P. Foley

Robert P. (Bob) Foley, 52, of Corsicana, died April 21, 1989 in Corsicana.

Services are 11 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr./ David Hale officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a retired life insurance salesman and was born in Mexia Sep. 4, 1935. He was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife Beverly Foley of Corsicana; one son, Robert Phillip Foley 11 of Corsicana; three daughters, Rhonda Kay Foley of Dallas, Julie Ann Anderson of Mesquite, and Elizabeth Jane Foley of Lexington Park, Md.; two grandchildren; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Foley of Mexia; one sister, Ann Day of Garland.

Pallbearers will be Jim Tom Mills, Vernon Gunn, Jack Smith, Harry Hudson, Walter Scott and George Frigerio.

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Waller Clements Payne
Jan 25, 1892 - May 25, 1972

W. C. Payne

Funeral services are scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. C. Payne of Athens who died Thursday in Temple. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a former resident of Pursley Community and owner of the Payne Flower Shop in Athens.

Survivors include his widow Mrs. W. C. Payne of Athens and other relatives. (Other information on the Payne service was pending at press time.)

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W. C. Payne

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for W. C. Payne, 80, owner of Payne Flower Shop of Athens, Cato Sherrer, Kerens Church of Christ minister, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Mickey Edwards. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A former resident of Pursley, he was a veteran of World War 1 and member of the Athens VFW Post. he died Thursday in Temple.

He is survived by his widow of Athens and two brothers, Hobart Payne of Breckenridge and Glenn Wells of Tyler.

Pallbearers will be the Rev. Mickey Edwards, George Uhrich, Ferma C. Stewart, Rufus Pevehouse, Cecil Moore, Maco Stewart, T. E. Stewart and Robert Cason.

Members of the Athens VFW Post will be honorary pallbearers.

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Albert Anderson “Bubba” Sykes
Aug 14, 1898 - Feb 5, 1975

A. A. Sykes

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for A. A. Sykes, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Williams and Rev. Roy Lee Tumlinson will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Dawson and had lived in Corsicana the past eight years.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; five sons, James D. Sykes, Leo Sykes, Hudine Sykes, and Bobby Lee Sykes all of Corsicana and Ralph Glenn Sykes of Hillsboro; four daughters Mrs. Cleo Helms, Mrs. Grace Hallmark, Mrs. Louis Webb, and Mrs. Nelda Pendergraph all of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, two brothers, Wendell Sykes of Corsicana and Jack Sykes of Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. Blossom Michaels and Mrs. Dee Hagle both of Dawson and Mrs. Minnie Calhoun of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Zola Nesmith, Aldon Nesmith, Roy Nesmith, Olen Nesmith, Johnny Shaw, and Johnny Williams.

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Mattie Lou (Pierce) Chambliss
Aug 29, 1877 - Mar 20, 1969

Mrs. Chambless

Mrs. H. L. Chambless, 91, a resident of San Antonio for the past seven years, died there Thursday in the Baptist Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Terrell Hills Nazarene Church of San Antonio.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. George Tucker and the Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

She is survived by two sons, W. R. Chambless, Twenty-nine Palms, Calif., and C. E. Chambless, San Antonio; seven daughters, Mrs. O. M. Gilcrease, Corsicana; Mrs. Katherine Willoughby, Port Lavaca; Mrs. Laura Kutchka, Inez, Texas, Mrs. G. W. Scott and Mrs. Mae Sylvester, both of San Antonio; Mrs. E. E. Bunnell, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Mrs. R. E. Lipps, Schertz, Texas, 39 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and 11 great-great-grandchildren.

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Maggie Grissom (Freeman) Church
Sep 5, 1874 - Sep 2, 1962

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Church

Funeral services for Mrs. Edgar B. Church, 87, of 760 West Ninth avenue, who died at Twilight Home Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the first Baptist church, of which Mrs. Church was a charter member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Showalter, Baytown, and Mrs. Gordon W. Tabraham, Buffalo, N. Y.; a grandson, Dr. J. C. Showalter, Liberty; a brother, J. W. Freeman, Waco, and a niece, Mrs. A. B. Smith, Kilgore.

Pallbearers were Charlie Bee, Fullwood Boyd, Orman C. Cole, John Skinner, Paul Miller and O. F. Treadwell.

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Samuel Street “Sam” Mitchell
Oct 20, 1906 - May 2, 1975

Sam Mitchell

Graveside rites and burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery for Sam Mitchell, 68, a resident-patient of Mel-Haven Nursing Home who died there Saturday morning. The Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

He had been a Dallas resident for 20 years before entering Mel-Haven and was a salesman.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. R. (Billye) Reynolds, U. S. Military, stationed in England; a son, Ronnie Mitchell of Dallas; three grandchildren; one brother, Lonnie Mitchell of Tupelo; and a sister, Mrs. Ione Love, Houston.

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Clover Faye (Ayers) Roberson
Sep 1, 1906 - Jan 4, 1971

Roberson Rites Set Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Faye Roberson, 64, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Wesley Methodist Church with the Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev. James L. Peppers officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Mrs. Roberson died Monday at Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by her husband, Frank H. Roberson of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Neal Crawford of Corsicana; one son, Claude Ray Roberson of Garland; five grandchildren; two brothers, Hugh Ayers of Greenville and Clayton Ayers of Dallas; one sister, Leona Ayers of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Clyde Barnes
Oct 1, 1895 - Mar 4, 1958

Thursday Rites For Clyde Barnes

Funeral services for Clyde Barnes, 62, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. He had been ill three weeks.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. Wood.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. George Wilson, Cleburne; two nephews, Leon Barnes, Irving, and James Barnes, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Otis Atkeisson, Jud Blackmon, J. B. French, Ed Howell, L. McCulloch, E. E. Norwood and Haskell Raines.

Barnes, a native of Caldwell, had resided in Corsicana most of his life. He resided at 1918 West Thirteenth avenue and was a crane operator at the Bethlehem Supply Company plant here.

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Leonard Thomas Barnes
Sep 1, 1894 - Oct 12, 1952

Policeman’s Rites Monday Afternoon

L. T. Barnes, 58, long-time city policeman, 814 West Eleventh avenue, died in the Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon following a heart attack several days ago.

Funeral services were planned from the Corley Chapel at 4 p.m. Monday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

He was a native Texan.

Barnes served on the police department from June 21, 1923, until January 5, 1930, and from April 1, 1938 to the time of death.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons Leon Barnes, Corsicana, and James W. Barnes, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. George W. Wilson, Cleburne; three grandchildren; a brother, Clyde Barnes, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be T. Red, Jack Morris, F. V. Chapman, A. E. Chapman, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, C. A. Patterson, J. W. Higginbotham, Jr., and J. E. Davant.

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Jackson Lee Sutton
May 21, 1863 - Jul 20, 1946

SUNDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL IS HELD FOR J. L. SUTTON

Funeral services for J. L. Sutton, aged 83 years, who died at his home in the Drane community Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. He had resided at Drane for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Drane; six children, Mrs. M. A. Dudley, Dallas; J. H. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. Kyle Harris and Terry Sutton, both of Corsicana; Gordon Sutton, Paris, and Leon Sutton, Dallas; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, O. G. and L. O. Sutton, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Wayne Elrod, Tommie White, Bill Wynn, Kenward Sutton, Gwyn Sutton, Morris Dudley, Jr., Harmon M. White, L. S. Dudley, Herman Hassell, W. E. Fletcher, Jimmie Ragan and Claude Denbow, all grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 22, 1946
  • 1st wife Dora Bell (Hill) Sutton married Jan. 25, 1884 buried in Italy Cemetery, Italy, Texas 2nd wife Clara Mable (Prine) Sutton married Apr. 12, 1917 s/o Hugh James Sutton and Martha Ann (Jones) Sutton buried in Black Hills Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Elias Prine
Oct 13, 1858 - Oct 9, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. E. PRINE

Funeral services for J. E. Prine, aged 72 years, who died Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Navarro Clinic, were held from the residence, 2505 West Ninth avenue, Friday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The funeral services at the home were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and the Masonic Lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. W. Prine, Mart; Harry J. Prine, Wichita Falls, and Lawrence Prine, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. L. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. G. H. Ferrell, Corsicana, and Miss Irene Prine, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Jim McCleary, John H. Brown, J. W. Thompson, R. L. Dickson, W. McPherson, Chas. Bee, Roy Martin and Fred White.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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J. E. PRINE DIED THURSDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY AFTERNOON

J. E. Prine, age 72 years, died at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic and funeral services will be held Friday afternoon from his home on the Boulevard at 4 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. The Masons will have charge of the services at the grave. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of the Sutherland Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, J. W. Prine, Mart; Harry J. Prine, Wichita Falls; Lawrence Prine, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. J. L. Sutton, Drane; Mrs. G. H. Ferrell, Corsicana and Miss Irene Prine, Corsicana.

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George Thomas Hudson, Sr.
Jun 15, 1895 - Oct 28, 1979

George Hudson

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for George T. Hudson, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Revs. James E. Shuler and Peyton Goodman will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Tennessee Colony and had lived in Corsicana for 54 years. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Will Tom Hudson and owned and operated Clowe Floral Co., in Corsicana for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge for 50 years, a 32nd degree Mason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shriner. He was a past patron of Eastern Star, member of the Lions Club, member of IOOF and he served as a steward at the First Methodist Church for several years. A World War 1 veteran, he served in the U. S. Navy.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Laura Clowe Hudson, of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Laurie Hudson and Betsy Hudson, both of Corsicana; a grandson, Russell Hudson, of Corsicana; and a brother, Hollis Hudson, of Tennessee Colony; two sons, William Hudson and George Hudson, Jr., preceded him in death.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be in the Businessmen’s Bible Class of First Methodist Church.

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Richard Dewey Hickson
Mar 20, 1924 - May 25, 1997

Dewey Hickson

Richard “Dewey” Hickson, 73, of Corsicana, died May 25, in St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.

Services are Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Harold Scott of Roane Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Visitation is Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Jay Sewell, Bryan Collier, Clif Tramel, Jack Coggins, Pat Kindle, Randy Cummins.

Mr. Hickson was born March 20, 1924, in Ellis County, but lived most of his life in and around Corsicana. He retired after 39 years of service with the Texas Highway Department, Engineering Division. He was a World War II veteran, and also continued his military service to his country.

Mr. Hickson is survived by his wife of 46 years, Margaret Andrews Hickson; son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Michele Hickson of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Robert Funderburk of Corsicana; sister, Millie Tramel of Corsicana; brother, Larry Hickson of Austin; five children and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Beatrice (Webb) Henson-Simpson
Jul 8, 1906 - May 24, 1997

Beatrice Simpson

Beatrice Simpson, 90, of Bentonville, Ark., died May 24, 1997 in Bentonville.

Graveside Services at Oakwood Cemetery are pending at this time.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Wess and Willie Webb.

Mrs. Simpson is survived by a son, Wayne Henson of Bentonville and a sister, Winnie Brewer of Odessa.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 26, 1997
  • 1st husband Cecil Elsbert Henson married Feb. 6, 1925 2nd husband G. C. Simpson; d/o James Wesley “Wes” Webb & Willie Lavonia (Alsebrook) Webb
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Wesley “Wes” Webb
Oct 5, 1868 - Jan 14, 1949

JAMES W. WEBB, RETIRED FARMER, DIES ON FRIDAY

James W. Webb, aged 80 years, retired farmer, died at his home 811 South Eighteenth street at an early hour Friday morning.

A native of Alabama, Webb had resided in Corsicana 36 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Memorial Baptist church Saturday afternoon at 4:00 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, A. H. Webb, Corsicana, and Robert Webb, Lubbock; six daughters, Mrs. W. C. Simons, Waco; Mrs. J. V. Allen, Enid, Okla.; Mrs. C. W. Smith, Mrs. G. C. Simpson, Mrs. Terry E. Fluker and Mrs. Ansel Brewer, all of Corsicana; a brother, R. M. Webb, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Homer Butler, A. B. Hutson, Claude L. White, M. W. Simpson, S. B. Taylor and W. W. Green.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Emily Poston
Apr 20, 1915 - Nov 5, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES MISS EMILY POSTON THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Miss Emily Poston, aged 20, who died at the family residence, 689 North Commerce street Tuesday night at 9 o’clock, were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. U. S. Grant, pastor of the Full Gospel church.

Miss Poston was a member of the 1934 graduating class of the State Home here.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Sarah A. Poston, Corsicana; four brothers, Arthur Poston, Corsicana; Claude Poston, Breckenridge; Clarence Poston, Baxter, and Homer Poston, Marfa; four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Neyman, Corsicana; Mrs. Stella Cummings, Ennis; Miss Minnie Fay Poston, Corsicana; and Miss Mary Poston, Poyner.

Pallbearers were Joe Stewart, Willesy Corden, Dovie Odell, Milburn Neyman, W. J. Taylor and Zack Becton.

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MISS EMILY POSTON BE BURIED THURSDAY MORNING IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Miss Emily Poston, aged 20, 1934 graduate of the State Home, who died at the family residence, 539 North Commerce street, Tuesday night at 9 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. U. S. Grant of the Full Gospel church.

Surviving are four brothers, Arthur Poston, Corsicana; Claude Poston, Breckenridge; Clarence Poston and Homer Poston, both of Poyner; and four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Neyman, Mrs. Stella Cummings and Misses Minnie Fay and Mary Poston, all of Corsicana.

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Finis Lee Seale
Jan 28, 1898 - Nov 11, 1956

Finis L. Seale Is Found Fatally Injured Sunday

Finis L. Seale, 58, vice president of the State National Bank was found dead about 3 p.m. Sunday on a ledge of the second floor of the bank building near the northeast corner of the structure. His hat was found in a men’s restroom on the sixth floor, directly above the location of his body, Isaac Neely, negro, maintenance man at the bank, stated. Neely, had discovered the body from the eight floor as he sought him when he (Seale) failed to return home and his car was found parked near the bank.

Rites Monday
Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, Fort Worth, retired minister, former pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church here of which Seale was a member.

Seale was a native of Kerens and came to Corsicana in 1923 with the First State Bank and went to the State National Bank when the two banks were merged in the early 1930s. He was a Rotarian and Mason.

Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, conducted a coroner’s hearing Monday morning but did not immediately return a verdict pending a hearing of additional witnesses not available Monday at midmorning.

Talked To Workmen
Seale came to the bank Sunday morning, is reported to have conversed with workmen employed in improvements and changes in progress in the main banking establishment, then went by elevator operated by James Earl Polk, negro, to either the fifth or sixth floors.

Neely said that in the afternoon, he was contacted by Mrs. Seale when the banker failed to return home, and seeing his car still parked near the bank, immediately inaugurated a search of the building with Polk. Neely looked out of an eighth floor window and saw the body on a ledge where the air conditioning units are located. A window was reported open between the fifth and sixth floors on a stair landing. Neely was not positive whether the restroom window was open.

Neely said he frequently drove Seale’s car for him to Kerens to visit his brothers and other places on Sundays, but had not seen the banker Sunday until he discovered the body.

Injured In Auto Crash
Seale, his wife and daughter were critically injured Christmas, 1954, in an automobile accident in East Corsicana, and James Cerf, bank director and close associate of Seale, said he was still undergoing treatment for injuries suffered two years ago. He went to Waco for a brace last week, Cerf said.

Earl Seale, Kerens, a brother, president of the First National Bank at Kerens, also said his brother had never fully recovered from the injuries suffered in the 1954 wreck.

Dick Salter, deputy sheriff, answered the call and Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, also conducted an investigation Sunday afternoon.

Dead Several Hours
It is believed Seale had been dead several hours when his body was discovered. A part of a tile section on the ledge was broken and blood was discovered on the ledge floor. His right arm and left leg were shattered by the fall.

Seale’s death came one week after N. Suttle Roberts, long-time president of this bank, died following surgery and a short illness. Roberts was buried last Monday, one week ago today.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Lois Carroll of Waxahachie to whom he was married in December 1926, and a daughter, Miss Mary Lois Seale, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Earl, K. B. and C. M. Seale, all of Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Andrew McClung, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be James Cerf, W. L. Holman, Alton Justiss, W. B. Levy, Chester Sprinkle, George Gillespie, J. D. Michaels, and David Ralston. Honorary pallbearers will be officials and directors of the State National Bank and friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 12, 1956
  • h/o Winnie Lois (Carroll) Seale married Dec. 15, 1926; s/o William Mitchell Seale & Mary Janette “Nettie” ( Posey) Seale
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Agrippa Hamilton “Grip” Scott
Feb 4, 1861 - Oct 17, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR G. H. SCOTT HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for G. H. Scott, aged 68 years, long time resident of Navarro county, who died at his home, corner East Twelfth avenue and South Eight street, Monday evening at 10 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

The family resided in the Emmett community for many years prior to moving to Corsicana 16 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, six daughters, Mrs. H. A. Varnell, of Louisana; Mrs. Clifton Nicks, of California; Mrs. W. B. Mullins, Corsicana; Mrs. H. S. Scroggins, Corsicana; Mrs. O. E. Preston, Corsicana; and Mrs. Dave Perry, Houston; and a son Wilson Scott, Corsicana.

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

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Carlos Franklin Thomas Sr.
July 26, 1934 - Aug 11, 2013

Carlos Franklin Thomas, formerly of Corsicana and Mabank, passed away Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at the age of 79.

Carlos was born July 26, 1934 in the Jester Community in Navarro County to Wade Davidson Thomas and Vera Gladys Staggs Thomas. He married Lola Eva Mosley on Aug. 11, 1954 in Mildred. Carlos worked as a police officer in Snyder, Texas and later in the police reserves when he began a career as a truck driver. He attended the Mildred Baptist Church and the Tundra Baptist Church where he loved to sing in the choir and help out where needed. Carlos had lots of activities in his life like hunting and fishing with his family and teaching his children how to garden. But playing golf three times a week was how he spent his time lately and he was excited to score a hole-in-one.

He is preceded in death by his parents Wade and Vera Thomas; his wife of 47 years, Lola Eva Thomas; sons Carlos Franklin Thomas and Dane Davidson Thomas; and brothers Wade Lee Thomas, James Harvey Thomas, Windol Royce Thomas, Jackie Dale Thomas and Ronald Gene Thomas.

He is survived by his children Valerie Riley and husband Steve of Forest Burg and Gladys Bright and husband Darin of Bedford; grandchildren Jacob Riley of Forest Burg, Jeffery Riley and wife Maxine of North Richland Hills, Jeremy Riley of San Antonio and Corey Ryder of Bedford. Carlos is also survived by great-grandchildren Christian Riley, Noble Riley, Anna Hensarling, Chris Thomas, Stormy Thomas and McKenzie Thomas; siblings, Larry Thomas of Mabank, Don Earl Thomas of Lancaster, Beth Allen of Austin, Gwen Faulk and husband Marshall of Millington, Tenn., Renee Waller and husband Ernest of Andrews and Deene Wadsworth of Midland. He is also survived by special great-nieces Destiny and Chloe and numerous nieces, nephews, cherished family and friends and other loved ones.

Visitation with the family was 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Mildred Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Neal and Bro. George Decker officiating. Burial will follow at Campbell - Elrod Cemetery with pallbearers being his nephews; Dennis Thomas, Larry Don Thomas, Ronald Thomas, Gavin Allen, Harvey Waller and Tracy Wadsworth. Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons.

The family asks that memorials be made to the Tundra Baptist Church at
2313 FM 1651 Canton, Texas 75103 or Mildred Baptist Church at 5502 South Highway 287 Corsicana, Texas 75109.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Loyd Cook
June 19, 1960 - Aug 10, 2013

William Loyd Cook, 53, passed away of natural causes at his residence on Aug. 10, 2013.

Loyd was born June 19, 1960, to Bill and Sammye Cook in Corsicana. He was a 1978 graduate of Terrell High School. He had been a news reporter for the past 15 years. He was employed by the Kaufman Herald for the past three years and also worked for the Brownsboro Statesman, the Kerens Tribune and the Corsicana Daily Sun. Loyd loved the written word.
He loved to read and he loved to write. It was important to him to report the truth, and to entertain and make his readers think with his columns.

He was predeceased by his wife Joanne Cook; parents, Bill and Sammye Cook; and sister, Lisa Cook Goss.

He is survived by one daughter, Carla Cook Unberhagen and husband Clay; sons, Bobby Boucher and Billy Spears; and sister, Lori Hobbs and husband Johnny; five grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and extended family.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral services are 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013, at Paschal’s Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Hobbs, Sammy Hobbs, Stephen Hobbs, Clay Unberhagen, Bobby Boucher and Billy Spears.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Berlanta Awad (Makkar) Maddison
Feb 8, 1946 - Aug 7, 2013

Mrs. Berlanta Awad Maddison, 67, of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Eureka.

She was born on Feb. 8, 1946, in Cairo, Egypt, to parents, Awad and Margarite Makkar.

She was employed with Blue Cross and Blue Shield Insurance Company, and retired after 30 plus years of service with them.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband, Ralph Maddison of Corsicana; sons, Ramsis Maddison of Corsicana and Mica Nguyen of Dallas; daughter, Mary Craig and husband Bob of Rockville, Va.; granddaughters, Jennifer, Amanda and Sarah Craig of Rockville, Va.; brother, Ramses Makkar and wife Sherri; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins of the Makkar and Maddison families; brother-in-law, Robert (Bob) Maddison and wife Linda of Des Moines, Iowa; sister-in-law, Barbara Donnell and husband Bill of Sioux City, Iowa.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Amy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will Mica Nguyen, Rob Alexander, Paul Rasbury and Jimmy Buchanan.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Briar Shane Scruggs
Sept 19, 1993 - Aug 7, 2013

Briar Shane Scruggs, 19, of Streetman, passed away Aug. 7, 2013 in Jal, New Mexico.

Briar was born Sept. 19, 1993, in Corsicana. He graduated Wortham High School in 2012. He was Homecoming King, had a distinguished high school football career and was a mentor for kids without fathers program. He was a member of Christian FCA and a little league coach. Briar loved to play his harmonica, loved to hunt and was a true country boy thru and thru and was known as “Bubba” to many. His motto/favorite verse was Philippians 4:13 NKJV “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

Briar is survived by his fiancé, Cassidy Campbell of Streetman; daughter, Aubree Scruggs of Streetman; mother and step-father, Melisa Hogan Sikes and Josh of Streetman; father and step-mother, Shane Scruggs and Lisa of Richland; stepdad, Heath McDaniel; sisters, Josey Scruggs of Streetman, Haylee Sikes of Flinn; brothers, Lucas Gilbert of Richland, Wyatt Scruggs of Richland and Cason Sikes of Flinn; grandparents, Debbie Watson of Rural Shade, Ed Scruggs of Eureka, Juanita Hogan of Kirvin, Jerry Hogan of Kirvin and Paul and Mary Black of Soddy Daisy, Tenn.; uncles and aunts, James and Chris Haley of Wortham, Joshua and Lacie Black of Hixson, Tenn., Adam and Kristen Barnes of Soddy Daisy, Tenn., Johnny and Cindy Goodnight of Corsicana, James and Tiffany Hogan, Jason and Tammy Cochran, Chuck and Jerri “Baby” Richards and Robert and Rocquel Hogan; cousins, Kala, Kelsie and Kole Haley, Owen and Harper Barnes, Justin Goodnight, John and Kristi Goodnight and family, Drake Pendegrass, Kent Bonner, Brooke and Hagen Hogan, Spring, Coy and Richard Hogan and Hannah, Peyton and Paisley Hogan; numerous great aunts, cncles, cousins, extended family and friends, including his best friends, Micah McCord and cousin, Christopher McDaniel and Trey Hogan.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at First Baptist Church Wortham.

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, at the First Baptist Church Wortham with the Rev. Justin Colquette officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Kirvin.

Serving as pallbearers will be James Michael Hogan, Robert Allen Hogan, Micah McCord, Christopher McDaniel, Ben Knight and Kyle Goerner.

Honorary pallbearers will be Tyler Castlow, Ian Winsor, Larry Bennett, Cooper Warren, Drake Pendegrass, Joe McDaniel and Trey Hogan.

Arrangements by Porter Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Gloria (Roe) Glicksman
Feb 17, 1947 - Aug 7, 2013

Gloria Glicksman passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, in Corsicana.

She was born on Feb. 17, 1947, and raised in Macomb, Ill. She lived the past 25 years in Corsicana. She was an avid dancer in her younger years and won awards in West Coast Swing dance championships. She was active in the Kinsloe House and loved animals.

She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Dr. Joseph Glicksman; her dog babies, Lexie and Louis; and her step-children and their spouses, Jeffrey and Paige Mims of Dallas, Kyle and Rockie Glicksman of Corsicana, and Chris and Brooke Norch of Sherman. She is also survived by two sisters and a brother, Patricia Berger of Minnesota, Jim Roe and his wife Cindy of Colorado, and Kay Lunt of Illinois; and stepmother, Mary Roe. She is also survived by her seven grandchildren, Chloe Cate and Sloan Glicksman, Lauren and Logan Norch, and John Harold, Elizabeth and Cathy Mims. She is further survived by several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Harold Roe; and her mother, Opal Kellum.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kyle Glicksman, Jeff Mims, Chris Norch, Frank Hignett, Ronnie Watkins and Ronnie Ragsdale.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Navarro County Humane Society, PO Box 1734 Corsicana, Texas 75151

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lakesia Renee Curry-Harvey
abt 1979 - Aug 3, 2013

Lakesia Renee Curry-Harvey, 34, and Baby Girl Janella Delores Curry Lockey, passed away Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Second Mission Baptist Church. Lionell Alexander will give the eulogy. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Cemetery. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Darlene Miriam (Porter) Holloway
abt 1932 - Aug 6, 2013

Darlene Holloway, resident of Pelham, passed away peacefully on Aug. 6, 2013, at the age of 81. She went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ surrounded by her loving family.

Born to Elmer and Jimmie Porter in Pelham, she was the middle child of five children.

Darlene was predeceased by her loving husband, Michael Holloway Jr., her brother, James Wilburn Porter; her parents; and nephew, Dr. Rick Heiskell.

A fifth generation Pelham Community native, she grew up in Pelham and accepted Christ into her life at an early age at Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham. After graduating from Pelham High School at age 15 in 1948, she attended Samuel Huston College (now Huston Tillotson University) and graduated with honors in 1952. After beginning her teaching career in Pelham, she completed her master’s degree at the University of Denver and furthered her post-graduate studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Darlene married Michael Holloway Jr. in 1960, they had no children. She joined him in Dallas and continued her teaching career as a dedicated classroom teacher, counselor, and principal in Ferris ISD. She retired as a Home School Coordinator from the Dallas ISD in 1985 and returned to the Pelham Community, focused on loving and caring for her community. During this time, she was instrumental in setting up a 4H scholarship to honor her mother, Jimmie Porter, which is still offered to this day. As a retiree, Darlene had a passion for gardening, volunteering, genealogy studies, music, maintaining and beautifying the community entryways, parks, historical markers and could be seen picking up litter in the community daily. She loved cultivating and giving away vegetables from her garden. Instrumental in starting the Pelham Community History Museum in 2001, Darlene maintained a vision for the museum’s place in the community and kept a special hope and vigil that it could be lifted to its highest potential. There are few lives untouched by Darlene in the Pelham community, and she will be missed by all.

She lived passionately throughout her life, both a servant leader and selfless philanthropist, always reaching out to those in need. She gave her whole life to the enrichment of her family and community as an active long-standing member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she served as pianist and caregiver. Beginning in February of 1992, Darlene volunteered numerous hours as a “Pink Lady” with the Navarro Regional Hospital Auxiliary. She took great pride in assisting with outpatient surgery on Wednesday mornings, registered patients, and escorted customers to lab, radiology, OP surgery and many other areas. She received numerous awards, including being named Volunteer of the Month of July in 2007 as well as recognition giving over 3,700 hours per year to this very meaningful and worthwhile service organization.

Darlene was a loving wife, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She is survived by her sister, Cecilia Heiskell; brother, Bernard Porter Sr. (Alva Jean); sister, Elayne Robinson (Burtis), all of Pelham. Her very grateful and devoted nieces and nephew are Ronnie Heiskell (Truly), and children Sean, Stephanie, Stephen and Charis of Houston; Michael Heiskell (Anita) and children Marin, James, Michael Jr. and Mason of Fort Worth; Bernard Porter Jr. and children Nicole and Nicholas of Corsicana; Bruce Porter and children April and Candace of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Connie Hicks (Sidney) and children Sid and Chris of Rochester, Mich.; Ralph Porter (Pam) and children Lauren and Ryan of Abilene; Tina Baker and son Andre Jr. of Dallas; Brad Robinson (Felicia) and children Constance, Jonathan, Jordan, and Joshua of Memphis, Tenn. She leaves behind many cousins and many other extended family members and many friends.

The most “precious gems” of her life were her beloved nieces and nephews which were a source of great joy and pride for her. They remember her as an avid and tireless supporter and cheerleader, always putting their needs first. Though her community service was outstanding, even more remarkable was her devotion to her family and friends. “We are deeply saddened by her passing, but strengthened by her faith and legacy,” said Michael Heiskell, one of Holloway’s nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers will be her former students of Pelham High School. Pallbearers will be her nephews.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, with Quiet Hour with the family from 6 to 7 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

A memorial service will be held at Wesley United Methodist Church, Pelham, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013. Following is a graveside service at the P3 Porter Ranch Family Cemetery in Pelham.

Dear ones, there’s something you need to know;

Death has knocked upon my door, And I am ready to go.

I have no strength left within Me to stay and fight,

And I have no desire to – now I’ve seen the light.

For the light of death is brighter Than the light of day.

And death’s sweet voice is calling Me – calling me away.

So dear ones, very soon I know That you will weep,

As my body falls into an everlasting sleep. But read these words I’ve written once again, and you will see,

I welcome death with loving arms – It holds no fear for me!

~Faye Kilday

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Ira Almer "Richie" Richards III
May 8, 1961 - Aug 8, 2013

Mr. Ira “Richie” Richards III, 52, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com by selecting the Ira “Richie” Richards III obituary. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mr. Ira Almer "Richie" Richards, III, age 52, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2013 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana, Texas. He was born on May 8, 1961 in Longview, Washington.

He was employed as an automotive technician with Snap-on Tools.

He is survived by his son, Nic Richards of Frisco; parents, Ira A. & Myrtle Richards of Corsicana; sisters, Shirley Richards Dilse and husband Jim of Boonville, MO and Kathy Richards Stevens and husband John of League City; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and a big host of friends.

Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 11, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

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Velma Faye (Ramsey) Black
Nov 2, 1933 - Aug 8, 2013

Velma Faye Ramsey Black, 79, of Farmers Branch, TX passed away on August 8, 2013. Mrs. Black was born in Corsicana, TX on November 2, 1933. Her husband Carey F. Black, her parents, Homer and Myrtle Greer Ramsey of Corsicana, and her brother Lowell Ramsey of Corsicana preceded her in death.
Her sister Francis Ellington, three children, Michael, Cindy, and David, and her three grandchildren, Jennifer, Lauren, and Angela survive her. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. Velma was involved in her church and enjoyed her Sunday school classes.
Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Farmers Branch on August 13th, 2013 at 11am with Brother Sam Underwood officiating. A graveside service will immediately follow at Hilltop Memorial Park. Arrangements by Rhoton Funeral Home.

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William Lloyd Suggs
Oct 4, 1915 - Jul 4, 2004

William Lloyd Suggs, 88 died on Sunday, July 4, 2004 at Conroe Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Vernon, Texas on October 4, 1915. A child of depression years. Lloyd was raised in the states' orphanages in Corsicana, Texas. He retired from Ralston Purina Company in Fort Worth, Texas, after 40 years employment.

Survivors include his wife; Frances, step-daughter; Bonnie Busbee and husband Carl of Conroe, step son; Thomas O'Hare and wife Susan of San Francisco, California, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren, sister; Velma Hicks of Amarillo, Texas, Jay Delcroix of Pennsylvania, brother; Wayne of Albuquerque, NM, also survived by a host other loving extended family members, including, several nieces and nephews.

A private family memorial will be held at a later date at Garden Park Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to The Lighthouse of Houston, 3602 West Dallas, P.O. Box 130435, Houston, TX 77219-0435.

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