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Ethel Unice Shepard) Loftis-McBryde
Jan 11, 1904 - Aug 22, 1952

ODESSAN'S RITES SLATED AT C-CITY

Last rites for Mrs. Ethel McBryde, 50, of Odessa will be held at the Kiker and Son Chapel here Saturday at 5 p.m.

The Rev. Wayland Boyd, pastor of the Loraine Baptist Church is to officiate.

Burial will be in the Colorado City Cemetery.

Mrs. McBryde died in Odessa early Friday.

Survivors are her husband; a son, James Loftis of Somerdale, New Jersey; her mother, Mrs. J. A. Shepherd of Loraine; a brother, Arthur Shepherd of Loraine; and a sister, Mrs. Lewis Harper of Odessa.

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William Hale Conger
Aug. 18, 1886 - Mar. 25, 1965

Will H. Conger Rites Monday

KERENS, March 22 (Spl)—Will H. Conger, 78, retired farmer, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Round Prairie cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Grady Cook, Round Prairie Baptist church pastor, and Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist. He was a member of the First Baptist church.

Conger was a life-long resident of East Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Randal Bates, Kerens; two sons, Ernest Conger, Kerens, and Jack Conger, Corsicana; a brother, Carroll Conger, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Maude Grace, and Mrs. Neal Thornberry, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Rose Scott, Kerens; four grandchildren, Ronnie and Ronda Kay Bates, both of Kerens; Eugene Conger, Dallas, and Tom Conger, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Paschall Funeral Home directed.

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Jennie (unk) Herman
died Dec. 30, 1909

Died.

Mrs. Jennie Herman, wife of W. M. Herman, died last night of blood poisoning and was buried this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence, No. 2146 First avenue, in the Hebrew cemetery.

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Juanita (Caldwell) Rumfield
May 20, 1908 - Jul 11, 1929

FROST RESIDENT IS FOUND DEAD AT HOME THURSDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BURL RUMFIELD HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, July 12.—(SP)—Mrs. Burl Rumfield, age 21 years, was found dead at her home here Thursday night about 7:45. A bottle said to have contained carbolic acid, was found nearby. Mrs. Rumfield had been in ill health for some time.

Her husband was employed as a welder by the Gulf Pipe Line company on some work that is being done here. Both Mr. and Mrs. Rumfield are well known here, Mrs. Rumfield being a niece of Mrs. Hampton Keathley.

Surviving are her husband, mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Caldwell, Fort Worth, and a sister, Miss Johnnie Bess Caldwell, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Frost cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 12, 1929
  • both Death cert. and obit say Frost cemetery
  • w/o Burl Rumfield d/o Charles Lucius Caldwell and Bessie Zollicoffer (Moseley) Caldwell married Jul. 23, 1905 Navarro County, Tx. buried in Mt. Olive cemetery, Ft. Worth, Tx. grandparents Dr. Matthew Martin Moseley and Elizabeth Jones “Joe” (Chilcoat) Moseley are buried in Frost Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Barbara Ann (Marshall) Nichols
Jun 5, 1847 - Mar 23, 1922

KERENS NEWS.
(The Kerens Tribune)

Mother of Mrs. J. H. Walker Dies

Mrs. Ann Nichols, mother of Mrs. J. H. Walker of near Kerens, died at her home in Denton Wednesday night of last week and her remains were shipped to Kerens for interment in Kerens cemetery.
[Bazette Cemetery]

Mrs. Nichols was born in Mississippi and came to Texas thirty years ago settling near Roane. For the past fifteen years she has been making her home in Denton. She had been sick only a few days, pneumonia being the cause of her death. Mrs. Nichols was 71 years of age. Four daughters and one son survive.

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AGED LADY DIED AT DENTON.

Was Formerly a Resident of Roane, This County.

Mrs. R. A. Nichols, aged 74 years, died at Denton last night and the remains will reach here tonight and be interred in the Baptist cemetery at Bazette at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning.

The deceased lived for many years at Roane in this county and had many friends who will regret to learn of her death. A son, J. D. Nichols, lives at Zion’s Rest and a daughter, Mrs. J. H. Walker, lives near Kerens.

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Ruth Estelle (Gallagher) Hillhouse
Aug. 23, 1909 - Nov. 8, 1984

Ruth Hillhouse

KERENS—Ruth Hillhouse, 75, of Kerens, died Thursday in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. L. L. Conner officiating. Burial will follow at Bazette Cemetery.

Mrs. Hillhouse had lived in Kerens since 1947.

Survivors include a son, John Ed. Hillhouse of Corsicana; and a niece, Helen Snell of Burkburnett.

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Mary M. (Crawford) Morgan
Nov 1, 1852 - Jun 3, 1925

Mrs. Jim Morgan Dies Near Kerens

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, June 4—Mrs. Jim Morgan died at the family home here at an early hour Wednesday morning and was buried at Bazette cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4:;30. Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Kerens Baptist church conducted the funeral. Mrs. Morgan was 72 years old having lived in the community near 39 years. She leaves her husband and one brother, B. B. Crawford, that live in this community.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 4, 1925
  • w/o James W. “Jim” Morgan; d/o James David Crawford and Minerva Jane (Moore) Crawford sister of Bibb B. Crawford
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Amanda Alice “Mandy” (Burleson) Lane
Jan 28, 1870 - Aug 7, 1957

Mrs. A. A. Lane Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Amanda Alice Lane, 87, of Wortham, who is survived by 121 descendants, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Board Tree cemetery southeast of Dawson. She was a member of the Pursley Church of Christ.

Mrs. Lane died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning.

The rites were conducted by J. C. Mahoney, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are a son, J. L. Lane, Snyder; six daughters, Mrs. Elzadie Wallace, Malakoff; Mrs. Eda Dunn, Houston; Mrs. Hettie, Tanner, Purdon; Mrs. Hauty Beger, Lawton, Okla.; Mrs. Johnny McLamore, Abilene, and Mrs. Alma Compton, Purdon; 40 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ray Tanner, Alvin Wallace, Harvey Wallace, Dean Anderson, J. W. Lane, Frank Dunn, E. L. Tanner, and T. A. Compton, Jr.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 8, 1957
  • Death certificate says Amanda Alice Lane—roots web says Samantha Alice Adilene “Mandy” (Burleson) Lane
  • w/o John Franklin Lane d/o Hettie (Gibson) Burleson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Alta Rae (Praytor) Pickett
Nov 1, 1918 - Dec 3, 1983

Alta Rae Pickett

Mrs. Alta Rae Pickett, 65, of Corsicana died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Wayne Mahoney will officiate with burial in Union High Cemetery.

She was a native of Wortham.

Surviving are 10 sons, James Pickett of Arlington, Dwayne Pickett of Arlington, Charles Pickett of Euless, Wayne Pickett of Euless, Willie Pickett of Waco, Lester Pickett of San Angelo, Billy Pickett of Dallas, Donald Pickett of Belgium, Robert Pickett of Corsicana Kenneth Pickett of Corsicana; 22 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jessie Praytor of Kerens and James Praytor of Belton; and five sisters, Mrs. Alsie Mae Beldin of Teague, Mrs. Estelle Adams of Eureka, Mrs. Marie Wright of Dallas, Mrs. Betty Jo Franks of Corsicana and Mrs. Lela Howard of Mesquite.

Pallbearers will be nephews and grandsons.

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Lee Roy Dubose, Sr.
Jan 11, 1887 - Nov 11, 1962

Lee Roy Dubose Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Lee Roy Dubose, Sr., 75, retired farmer, of Wortham, died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Sunday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eva, Dubose, Wortham; two sons, Eugene Dubose, Houston, and Le Roy Dubose, Jr., Hobbs, N. M.; four daughters, Mrs. I. K. Murphy, Wortham; Mrs. W. A. Hawthorne, Odessa; Mrs. Will Hashop and Mrs. Chas. Flanagan, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Ray and John Dubose, both of Dallas; and Clark Dubose, Streetman; three sisters, Mrs. Dona McKissack, Mrs. Gladys Cole and Mrs. Sadie Gregory, all of Dallas; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman with burial in the Birdston cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. James Puckett, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Vern Fuqua, Methodist minister, both of Wortham.

Nephews will be pallbearers—Aubrey Gregory, Billy McKissack, James McKissack, Ray DuBose, Jr.; Millard DuBose, J. R. DuBose, Fergie DuBose, Loyal McKissack and Johnny McKissack.

Griffin will direct.

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Eva Nina (McKissack) Dubose
Dec 1, 1889 - Sep 29, 1975

Mrs. Dubose

Funeral for Mrs. Eva Dubose, a lifetime resident of the Wortham area, will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the First Baptist Church of Streetman. Burial will follow in Birdston cemetery in Streetman.

Mrs. Dubose, 95, died yesterday in a Wortham hospital. She was a native of Freestone County and a member of First Baptist Church there.

She is survived by two sons, Eugene and Leroy, both of Houston; four daughters, Mrs. I. K. Murphy of Curry; Mrs. Will Hashop of Corsicana; Mrs. Chas Flannigan of Corsicana; Mrs. W. A. Hawthorne of Odessa; 10 grandchildren 9 great-grandchildren; one brother, the Rev. Hubert McKissick of Teague.

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George Sylvanus Westover
Feb 22, 1920 - Jul 11, 1995

George S. Westover

George S. Westover, 75, of Streetman, died July 11, 1995, at his residence.

Services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Birdston cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Mercy, 500 W. Third, Suite No. 2, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

Mr. Westover was born Feb. 22, 1920, to Dr. and Mrs. Harry Westover.

He is survived by his wife, Arzell Westover of Streetman; three sons, George M. and Patrick Lee Westover of Streetman and Michael Westover of Corsicana; his daughter, Bonnie Davila of Corsicana; and nine grandchildren.

Mr. Westover was preceded in death by his brother, Willis Jerome Westover and his sister, Sarah Margaret Thacker.

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William Joseph “Joe” Oliver
Jul 29, 1890 - Apr 27, 1980

Joe Oliver

Joe Oliver, 89, resident of Memphis, Tenn., and formerly of Navarro County, died Sunday in Memphis.

Graveside services were Wednesday, 10 a.m. Birdston cemetery in Streetman.

The Rev. David Hale officiated.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

He was born July 29, 1890 in Bremond. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Oliver and a veteran of World War 1.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Willie Jo Ashley, of California; Mrs. Imogene Hale of Dallas, Mrs. Earnestine Harty, of Sacramento, Calif., and Mrs. Janice Monasco and Mrs. Jeanette Howerton, both of Memphis, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Belle Thompson of Streetman.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, May 1, 1980
  • WW1
  • h/o Willie Irene (Thompson) Oliver s/o Absalom A. Oliver and Mary E. (Jenkins) Oliver
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jossie (Bruton) Key
Dec 6, 1889 - Nov 8, 1984

Mrs. Will Key

Mrs. Will (Jossie) Key, 94, of Corsicana died Thursday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is set for 2 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Home with the Rev. Hoyt Hefner officiating. Burial will be in Brushy Prairie Cemetery.

Her husband, the Rev. W. B. Key, and a daughter, Jewell Nutt, died previously.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. R. Moore of Corsicana; five brothers, C. F. Bruton, Ottie Bruton and Robert Bruton, all of Hillsboro, Odell Bruton of Fort Worth and Allen Bruton of Hubbard; three sisters, Orgen Bledsoe and Ludie Robinson, both of Hillsboro, and Inez Beatty of DeSoto; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Arlee Lockhart, Thomas Davis, Johnny Moore, A. B. Moore, Archie Scroggins, Billy Kelly and Billy Vandygriff.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 9, 1984
  • d/o William Robert Bruton and Sallie Bertha (Pound) Bruton buried in Hillcrest Garden of Memory, Hillsboro, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Willie Lena (Reeves) Barnes
Apr 6, 1899 - Jun 11, 1994

Mrs. Willie Lena Barnes, 95, of Navarro Mills, died June 11, 1994, in H. C. A. Medical Center in Plano.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home Services will be 2p.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral with John Kinnard officiating. Burial will be in Brushie Prairie Cemetery.

She was born on April 6, 1899, in the Indian Territory near Sulpher, Okla. She moved to Navarro County in 1904, married William Barnes in 1920 and they raised seven children. She was a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. A fiercely independent woman, Mrs. Barnes continued to live alone on the family farm for more than 20 years after her husband died in 1977. She then moved to Plano to be near her family.

Survivors include one son, Ben J. Barnes of Tucson, Ariz.; five daughters, Lerlene Brooks of Longview, Zerlene Healey of Lindale, Frances Manley of McKinney, Cecil Person of Plano and Margie Ruth of El Paso; 20 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren and one great-great-great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, June 12, 1994
  • w/o William Jefferson Barnes d/o Wade Reason Reeves and Ellender Jane “Ellen” (Farmer) Green-Reeves buried in Green Family Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Billy Dean Awalt
Mar 12, 1932 - Nov 1, 1987

Billy Dean Awalt

MEXIA—Billy Dean Awalt, 55, of Mexia, died Sunday at Harris Methodist Hospital in Mexia.

Service is 2 p.m. Monday at Porter-Holmes Funeral Home in Mexia with the Rev. Harvey L. Hallmark and the Rev. Thomas Lance officiating. Burial will be in Cade Cemetery at Streetman.

He was born in Richland.

Survivors include his wife, Bobbye Awalt of Mexia; a daughter, Donna Shockley of Mexia; a son Don West of Mexia; two borthers, Ray Awalt of Corsicana an A. J. Awalt of Lake Dallas; nieces; nephews, and an uncle, L. P. Awalt of Fairfield.

Pallbearers will be nephews and include Lester Awalt, Ray Awalt, Jr., Jody Bond, Buddy Ferguson, Tom Dabney, Jr. and Jake Harris.

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John Charles Sutton
Aug 24, 1944 - Nov 19, 1965

3 Fatalities In 24 Hours

A Fort Worth man, James Douglas Smith, 31, became Navarro county’s ninth fatality of the year early Saturday in a one-car mishap near Mildred in which his negro passenger was injured. Both were construction workers. Smith’s death was the third traffic fatality in less than 24 hours.

Worst Record
The trio of fatal mishaps was the worst record of highway deaths in the county in a number of years.

As the seventh, eighth and ninth traffic deaths of the year were recorded for the county, a major accident Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Dawson woman, Mrs. Zelma Garner Turner, 75, on West Highway 31 near Corsicana Grader and Machinery company, as th fourth in-town Corsicana fatality for 1965.

The rash of tragedies began Friday at 5:45 a.m. when John Charles Sutton, 21, Streetman, was killed instantly when his 1965 Dodge collided with a Burlington and Rock Island Lines freight train at the Camp Wanica (Farm Road 667) road crossing in heavy fog.

Highway Patrolman Bob Parrish, who investigated the latest fatality, reported the Ft. Worth men were traveling north on Highway 287 four miles south of Corsicana when Smith’s 1959 Ford pickup left the road, hit a culvert, and continued down hill overturning several times into the Lee Brashear pasture.

Early Saturday
Both Smith and his passenger Hubert Grays, 36, negro, were thrown through a mesquite tree approximately 100 feet from where the demolished vehicle came to rest. It traveled an estimated 550 feet after leaving the highway. The accident occurred at 12:55 a.m. Saturday.

A Griffin ambulance brought both victims to Memorial Hospital where Smith was pronounced dead on arrival. The body was at Griffin pending arrangements Saturday. Both men were employed by In-Place Lining company in Fort Worth.

Grays was listed at Memorial Hospital in fair condition with head injuries.

Smith’s was the county’s ninth traffic death of the year; Mrs. Turner was the year’s eight accident fatality, and Sutton was the seventh county death of 1965.

Memorial Hospital Saturday listed as critical the condition of Jack Shepard, over 80, Dawson, who with his wife, Jannie 76, and Dorsey Fair, 40, also of Dawson, were passengers in Mrs. Turner’s car.

Shepard suffered a puncture wound of the forehead and fracture of the left leg above the knee. His wife suffered compound fractures of the left leg, broken left arm and dislocated left shoulder and large hematomas on the back of the head and over the right eye. She was in fair condition Saturday. Fair was reported in fair condition with a fractured left arm and lacerations of the scalp and forehead.

City Police officers E. O. Patrick, Bobby Spillers and Ted Warren investigated the accident, assisted by Deputy Sheriff H. H. Pitts and members of the Highway Patrol.

Attempts To Pass
Police said their investigation showed that Mrs. Turner was traveling west and was attempting to pass a 1964 International tank truck hauling liquid lime driven by Larry Leverett of Hutto. A car whose driver was unidentified was approaching with a gasoline tank truck behind it driven by C. W. Wacte of Malakoff, headed east. Police related Mrs. Turner swerved sharpley left to the east bound lane, and the oncoming car swung off the road to the right avoiding a collision, when Mrs. Turner’s car veered back to the right colliding with the lime tank truck, with the impact throwing her 1957 Chevrolet into the left side of the oncoming gasoline tank truck hitting it at the rear of the truck-tractor.

Leverett swerved his truck off the right shoulder coming to rest against a pasture fence. The gasoline tanker, also a 1964 International, stopped on the right shoulder of the road. Damage was estimated at $400 to the gasoline tanker; minor damage to the lime truck.

Corsicana firemen stood by the mishap scene for several hours until another tanker truck could arrive to take on the load of gas as the tanker was ruptured in the accident and its contents were leaking onto the ground creating a fire hazard.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton returned a verdict of accidental death in Mrs. Turner’s fatal mishap.

The body of Mrs. Turner was transferred to Eubanks Funeral Home in Dawson Friday.

Services Sunday
Funeral services for her will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dawson Methodist church. The Rev. Samuel E. Mohundro will officiate with the Rev. Roy Davis of Corsicana assisting. Burial will be in the Dawson cemetery.

Mrs. Turner was secretary of the Dawson Methodist church for 17 years, and had a perfect attendance record of 10 years standing at the church.

She is survived by one son, William Clay Turner of Dawson, and a granddaughter, Jill Turner, also of Dawson.

Funeral services for Sutton were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman. The Rev. Charles Davenport officiated. Burial was in Cade Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and a son, John Sutton were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman. the Rev. Charles Davenport officiated. Burial was in Cade cemetery.

He is survived by his wife and a son, John David; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Carlton Elmore, all of Streetman; a brother, David Sutton, Dallas; a sister, Carla Sue Elmore, Streetman; a grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Morgan, Streetman, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnny Massey, Butch James, Billy Coker, Harold Massey, Wesley Graves and Billy Joe Graves.

Griffin of Corsicana conducted the service.

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Francis Loreta Flovin
Mar 7, 1917 - Jul 7, 1919

Death Followed in Few Hours After Agonies of Pain.

On the Lee Matthews farm near Chatfield yesterday morning the 3-year old daughter of James Flovin drank a quantity of carbolic acid out of a bottle she had found on the premises, and died about 12:30 yesterday afternoon after suffering great agony, and the remains were interred there this afternoon. Oscar Flovin of Corsicana is an uncle of the dead child.

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Lucius Lee White
Jul 27, 1893 - Oct 17, 1920

DIED SUDDENLY AT POWELL

Remains Were Interred In the Cosgrove Cemetery Yesterday

Lucian L. White, aged twenty-seven years, died at his home near Powell at 5 o’clock yesterday morning after only a few years illness with acute congestion and the remains were interred in the Cosgrove cemetery south of here, late yesterday afternoon. The deceased is survived by his widow and one child, and by two brothers, Naz and John White. He was a nephew of L. Q. White of Kerens, and and had many other relatives in this county.

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DIED SUDDENLY AT POWELL.

Remains Were Interred In the Cosgrove Cemetery Yesterday.

Lucien L. White, aged twenty-seven years, died at his home near Powell at 5 o’clock yesterday morning after only a few hours, illness with acute congestion, and the remains were interred in the Cosgrove cemetery south of here late yesterday afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and one child, and by two brothers Naz and John White. He was a nephew of L. Q. White of Retreat, and had many other relatives in this county.

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Minnie L. Walter
Aug 14, 1903 - Aug 16, 1981

Mrs. Minnie Walter

Mrs. (Mother) Minnie L. Walter, 79, of 4029 Wiman, Fort Worth, died Sunday at St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Worth.

Service will be Thursday, at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. J. R. Mosley, pastor, and Elder James Walter, officiating. Burial will follow in Elm Flat Community Cemetery, Powell.

Scott Funeral Home will handle the arrangements.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ardie Lacy of Houston, and Pearlie Walter, of Fort Worth; seven sons, Arthur, of Diamond Bar, Calif., Johnny Jr., of Corsicana, Elijah, of Grand Prairie, Thomas, James, Billy, and Ezekiel, all of Fort Worth; her mother, Mrs. L. V. Marshall, of England, Ark.; two brothers, Fred Johnson, of Hamnoke, Ark., and L. J. Johnson, of South Bend, Ind.; 44 grand children, 26 great grand children, nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Quiet hour will be held Wednesday, 7-9 p.m. at the Bibleway Church of God In Christ, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Norman J. Bryant, Jr.
Jul 31, 1918 - Dec 24, 1997

Norman J. Bryant, Jr.

Norman J. Bryant, Jr., 80, of Elm Flat Community in Powell died Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1997 at Columbia Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Elm Flat, with Rev. Bruce Bradford officiating. Burial will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Visitation is today from 7-8 p.m. at Scott Funeral Chapel.

Pallbearers are Leonard Lincoln, Carol Ward, Robert Edwards, Robert Garrett, Tolbert Thomas, and Chester B. Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are Chris Kelly, Charles Bryant, Courtney Bryant, Dwight Bryant, Scott Bryant and Gerry Minifee.

Mr. Bryant was born in Kerens on July 31, 1918. He was a member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

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Dorothy Pearl (Crayton) Lawrence
Sep 8, 1948 - Jan 3, 1979

Dorothy Lawrence

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell at Elm Flat Community for Dorothy Pearl Lawrence 30, of the Elm Flat Community, who died Wednesday at the Navarro County Hospital. Burial was in the Elm Flat Community Cemetery.

Scott Funeral Home of Corsicana directed.

Survivors include one son, Cedrick, one daughter Sheralon; her father Luther Crayton of Dallas; her mother and stepfather Jimmie and James Jackson of Corsicana; one brother, Lennis White of Corsicana; six half-brothers and sisters; her grandmother Mary Lawrence of Elm Flat Community; four aunts, one great aunt, five uncles and two great-uncles.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Jan 11, 1979
  • d/o Luther Crayton and Jannie Lawrence-Jackson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Bettie Nell (Stewart) Rolland
abt 1952 - June 22, 2007

Bettie Nell Rolland, 55, a housekeeper for Baylor All Saints Medical Center, died Friday, June 22, 2007, at a local hospital.

Funeral: 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at the funeral home. Burial: Elm Flat Cemetery, Powell . Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Survivors: Father, Evester Stewart; brothers, Willie H. Stewart, Olander Stewart (Della), Melvin Stewart and Royal Stewart; sisters, Joyce L. Allen, Mae Stewart, Eleanor R. Stewart, Marilyn Cosby (Will), Lillian Wilson, Brenda J. Stewart and Nelline Stewart; and a host of relatives and friends.

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  • Published in the Star-Telegram on June 27, 2007

Euester "Jack" Stewart
1909 - July 19, 2010

Euester "Jack" Stewart, 100, departed this life Monday, July 19, 2010, at a local care center. Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church, 2951 Evans Ave. Interment: Elm Flat Cemetery, Powell. Wake: 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church. Survivors: Children, Willie H. Stewart, Olander Stewart (Della), Melvin Stewart, Royal Stewart, Joyce Allen, Mae Stewart, Eleanor Stewart, Marilyn Cosby (Walter), Lillian Wilson, Brenda Stewart and Nellene Stewart; 33 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and friends.

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  • Published in Star-Telegram on July 22, 2010 

Brice Richards Bonner, Sr.
May 22, 1894 - Jan 19, 1979

Brice Bonner

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday, at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel for Brice Bonner Sr., 84, a resident of Eureka, who died Friday night at Granvill C. Martin Hospital in Dallas.

Ministers were the Revs. Eugene Wood, Al Dorsett, and Lewis Wickerson. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

He is survived by one son, Brice Bonner Jr. of Garland; one daughter, Mrs. Martha B. Norman of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother, Fred Bonner of Mildred; three sisters Mrs. Nettie Lewis of Houston, Mrs. Sue Minze of Houston, and Mrs. Martha Price of Corpus Christi.

Mr. Bonner was a member of the Eureka Masonic Lodge. He was also a Shriner. He was a Past Master of the Eureka Lodge, and a Past District Deputy of the Grand Lodge of the State of Texas. He was an elder in the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian Church of Eureka.

The Masons were in charge of graveside services.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Land, Foy Cross, Robert Patterson, David Lipscomb, Walter Bogard and Clarence Bonner.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, January 26, 1979
  • h/o Nellie (Patterson) Bonner married Dec. 24, 1917 s/o James Andrew Bonner and Mattie Adline (Barnett) Bonner
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Nellie (Patterson) Bonner
Oct 3, 1887 - May 23, 1970

Mrs. Bonner Dies Saturday

Mrs. Brice (Nellie Patterson) Bonner, 82, a native of Eureka died Saturday afternoon in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Monday in the Eureka Presbyterian Church with Rev. R. Bruce Brannon, Rev. L. L. Wilkinson and Rev. Eugene Wood officiating.

Burial will be in Eureka cemetery under direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include her husband, one son, Brice Bonner, Jr., Garland; one daughter, Mrs. Martha Nell Norman, Ft. Worth; two grandsons, Brice Bonner, Ill., and Larry Roy Norman; two granddaughters, Suzanne Norman; and Mary Beth Norman; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Claud Austin, Loyd Land, Randolph Robinson, Robert Boyd, Guy Poarch and George Bonner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 24, 1970
  • w/o Brice Richards Bonner, Sr. married Dec. 24, 1917 d/o Rev. William Little Patterson and Nancy Rosanna “Nannie” (Boyd) Patterson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rev. William Little Patterson
Mar 7, 1846 - Feb 27, 1928

AGED MINISTER DIED SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Rev. W. L. Patterson, aged 82 years, of Eureka, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Brice Bonner, Saturday morning and the funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Patterson Memorial church.

Rev. Mr. Patterson was a pioneer missionary of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church in Texas, having come here from South Carolina on Jan. 13, 1870, where he has resided since except for four years spent in Arkansas. His early work was with missions stationed many miles apart and he made the trip from one to the other on horseback, being truly one of the pioneer preachers of the state. In 1908 when the Texas Presbytery was transferred to the United Presbyterian church he united with the latter and has been a faithful member and minister since.

He is survived by one son, R. L. Patterson, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Brice Bonner and Miss Mary Patterson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 3, 1928
  • Eureka Cemetery, Eureka, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Nancy Rosanna “Nannie” (Boyd) Patterson married Dec. 21, 1882 2nd wife Margaret Susan (Mitchell) Patterson married abt. 1902 s/o Robert Jackson Patterson and Susan Elizabeth (Lowry) Patterson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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IN MEMORY OF REV. W. L. PATTERSON

Perhaps no man ever occupied the pulpit that was any better qualified than this good man. He was the recipient of a splendid education, he was a great student, a preacher of rare ability, a man any church might well feel proud of. He had a great loving heart, he was kind, sympathetic and brotherly, a friend to all. Even during the closing years of his life when the infirmities of age robbed him of his strength and vigor and rendered him almost helpless, he maintained the habit of going to each and every service. It was the exception when he was not there. His mind was a wonderful storehouse of information and knowledge. His presence was always a feast and a benediction. Above all, he was a great Bible student.

He knew the Bible as but few men knew it. No one could sit under his ministry without gaining large knowledge of the Bible. He put himself into the supreme task of helping to Christianize the world. Multitudes of men and women have been lifted to lofty spiritual heights by his sermons.

His home life was particularly beautiful. It was indeed a home one delighted to enter. He leaves to mourn his loss three children, one son and two daughters, and several grandchildren, and other relatives. Nothing was more beautiful than the tender love and care these children bestowed upon their father in the evening of his life.

Rev. Patterson was greatly beloved, not only by his church, but by saint and sinner. The last time I saw him I watched him in his extreme feebleness make his way down the aisle to his favorite pew. He came to church when least expected, through rain or snow if he was able to be up and about he came to church. Greater love hath no man for his church than this. If he knew of a friend that was sick he did not send them word that he was sorry and hoped they would get well soon. He came in person and brought cheer and sunshine to the sick. He was a man of wonderful faith. To him religion was as natural as breathing. His God was real. He was indeed true to this faith ‘till death. He heard the command, unarm, the long day’s work is done and we must sleep. The last words I heard him utter were not long since. He dismissed the congregation with his faithful benediction: “May God’s richest blessings be and abide with each and everyone of you, now and forever more.

Others far more competent and capable than I may and will write of the life of this good man but none among those who write will have loved him more and as he journeyed on to the sunset of life, I heard the Savior say: “Servant of God, well done.:

--Written by Mrs. Bert Yates
Eureka, Texas.

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Dennis F Eastman
Sep 22, 1941 - Mar 4, 1963

Airman Rites Due Saturday

Funeral services for Airman 2 C Dennis Eastman, 21, killed in Scotland, Monday, March 4 in a traffic mishap, will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tomlinson and Rev. Tomlinson and Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor ot the Pentecostal Church of God. Military rites will be conducted at the grave in Hamilton cemetery by personnel from the Connally Air Force Base, Waco, who will provide pallbearers.

The airman was fatally injured when his truck figured in a collision with another vehicle near Prestwick, Scotland.

Mrs. Jeanette Eastman, 21, widow of the airman, arrived in Corsicana early this week for the rites, coming by plane. The body of her husband is due to arrive here on the Rock Island Lines Friday at 11:01 a.m.

Surviving in addition to the widow are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eastman, 2200 West Thirteenth avenue, Corsicana; two brothers, David Eastman, Corsicana, and Phillip Eastman, Angleton, and a sister, Mrs. David Right, San Antonio.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, March 15, 1963
  • h/o Jeanette (unk) Eastman; s/o Charles Eastman
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Widow On Way Home With Body Airman Husband

The young Scottish widow of an American Airman left Sunday aboard a U. S. Military Air Transport plane for the United States to visit her husband’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eastman, 2200 West Thirteenth avenue, Corsicana, according to The Associated Press in a dispatch from Prestwick, Scotland.

Corley Funeral Home here who will direct local funeral arrangements for Airman 2 C, Dennis Eastman, 21, had not received any notification of the arrival time early Monday afternoon. The body also left Scotland by another plane Sunday.

Airman Eastman was killed last Monday when the Air Force truck he was driving figured in a collision on ice-slick roads near the base at Prestwick. His wife of Prestwick, Scotland; parents, two brothers, David, 11, and Phillip 23, of Angleton, and a sister, Mrs. David Right of San Antonio.

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Aline (Wells) Miller
Feb 2, 1916 - May 5, 1988

Aline Miller

Aline Miller, 72, of Corsicana, died May 5, 1988, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 11 a.m. Monday at the Taylor Memorial Church of God in Christ, with Elder Floyd G. Taylor officiating. Burial will be in the Timothy Cemetery in Chatfield. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by two daughters, Betty Nell Johnson and Shirley Harvey, both of Dallas; a son, Oscar Miller Jr. of Timothy; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; a twin brother, Valine Wells of Dallas; and two sisters, Deorah Coy of Corsicana and Cora Davis of Dallas.

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Reuben Benn Fulcher
Mar 10, 1901 - Apr 19, 1980

Reuben Fulcher
Ruben Ben Fulcher, 79, resident of Ennis and formerly of Navarro County, died Saturday evening at Ennis Municipal Hospital.
Services were 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Love Chapel Baptist Church in Corsicana. The Rev. T. A. Turner officiated and burial followed in the Younger Chapel Cemetery.
Services were under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Survivors include three sons, S. R. C. Reuben Fulcher, Jr., of Fort Hood, Dave Fulcher, of Ennis and George Fulcher, of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Standfield, of Dallas, Mrs. Kittie G. Manning, of Wilmer, and Miss Hattie Fulcher, of Ft. Worth; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Terry
Dec. 9, 1908 - Sep. 14, 1909

Was Buried at Kerens.

The body of the infant child of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Terry of Anadarko, Okla., passed through here today for Kerens, where it was buried this afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Terry were formerly residents of Kerens.

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Alvis "Fum" Putman
Feb 15, 1903 - Apr 17, 1971

Putman Rites

NAVARRO MILLS—Funeral services for Alvis Putman, 68, of Navarro Mills, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

He died at 2 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Burial will be in Dawson Cemetery under the direction of Eubanks Funeral Home of Dawson.

The Rev. Bruce McNair of Navarro Mills Baptist Church will officiate.

Survivors include the Widow, Leona, and one son, Ronald Alvis, both of the home; four brothers, Artis Putman of Haskell, Cecil Putman of Frost, Clarence Putman of Purdon, and Rufus Putman of Blooming Grove.

Other arrangements were pending at presstime.

Pallbearers are Wendell, Clark, Y. M., John, Ralph and Chester Putman.

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James Robert Graham
Nov 17, 1874 - Oct 19, 1967

James Graham Services Today

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today at Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dawson for James. R. Graham, 99, with Eubank Funeral Home in charge. Graham, who would have been 100 next month died Thursday in a Mexia hospital.

The Rev. Paul Capehart of Dallas officiated and interment was in Dawson Cemetery. Members of the Masonic Lodge were pallbearers.

Graham is survived by his wife of Dawson; three sons, A. B. and James of Dawson and Hugh Lewis of Tehuacana; one grandson, Jim Bob of Dawson; and one sister, Mrs. J. W. Wilson of Hubbard.

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Andrew Jackson “Andy” Powers
Jan 12, 1872 - Apr 20, 1925

Corbet Citizen Died Earl Hour Monday

A. J. Powers, aged 65 years, died at his home in Corbet, a few miles west of Corsicana Monday at 6 a.m. and the remains were interred in the community cemetery late Monday afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and several children.

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Nellie Roberta “Nell” (Sawyer) Bryant
Apr 21, 1904 - Jul 24, 1928

KERENS WOMAN DIES HERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Nell Bryant, aged 23, years, wife of Ed Bryant of Kerens, formerly of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Dawson Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The infant son died Monday at 11 o’clock and was buried with his mother.

Mrs. Bryant was formerly manager of the Kerens telephone exchange.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Sawyer, Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. G. L. Bicknell, Corsicana; Mrs. Billy Lawrence, Dawson; Miss Maggie Sawyer, Wortham; two brothers, Floyd Sawyer, Mexia; Edwin Sawyer, Dawson.

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Nellie Roberta “Nell” (Sawyer) Bryant
Apr 21, 1904 - Jul 24, 1928

KERENS WOMAN DIES HERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Nell Bryant, aged 23 years, wife of Ed Bryant of Kerens, formerly of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in the
Dawson Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The infant son died Monday morning at 11 o’clock and was buried with his mother.

Mrs. Bryant was formerly manager of the Kerens telephone exchange.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Sawyer, Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. G. L. Bicknell, Corsicana; Mrs. Billy Lawrence, Dawson; Miss Maggie Sawyer, Wortham; two brothers, Floyd Sawyer, Mexia; Edwin Sawyer, Dawson.

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INFANT SON Bryant
B & D Jul 23, 1928

KERENS WOMAN DIES HERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Nell Bryant, aged 23, years, wife of Ed Bryant of Kerens, formerly of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Dawson Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The infant son died Monday at 11 o’clock and was buried with his mother.

Mrs. Bryant was formerly manager of the Kerens telephone exchange.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Sawyer, Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. G. L. Bicknell, Corsicana; Mrs. Billy Lawrence, Dawson; Miss Maggie Sawyer, Wortham; two brothers, Floyd Sawyer, Mexia; Edwin Sawyer, Dawson.

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KERENS WOMAN DIES HERE EARLY TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Nell Bryant, aged 23 years, wife of Ed Bryant of Kerens, formerly of Corsicana, died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in the
Dawson Cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The infant son died Monday morning at 11 o’clock and was buried with his mother.

Mrs. Bryant was formerly manager of the Kerens telephone exchange.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Sawyer, Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. G. L. Bicknell, Corsicana; Mrs. Billy Lawrence, Dawson; Miss Maggie Sawyer, Wortham; two brothers, Floyd Sawyer, Mexia; Edwin Sawyer, Dawson.

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Henry Britt Dawson
Nov 12, 1876 - Mar 13, 1967

Henry Britt Dawson

DAWSON (Spl.)—Henry B. Dawson, 90, retired farmer, native of Dawson, died Monday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Dawson Church of Christ. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Tommy Spain, minister of the Hubbard Church of Christ, and Rev. W. O. Estes, Baptist minister.

Dawson was a grandson of the late Britt Dawson, pioneer for whom Dawson was named.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Smith and Mrs. H. W. Broughton, both of Dawson; a son, Ned Dawson, Dawson; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Genie Hill, Houston and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Eubanks directed.

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William Harvey Cagle
Oct 8, 1893 - Jan 6, 1980

Harvey Cagle

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Harvey Cagle, 86, who died Sunday in a local nursing home. The Rev. Mickey Loftis was to officiate with burial following in Dawson Cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

Surviving are a son, Bill Cagle, of Gainesville; four daughters, Bernadine Cagle and Ovita Franks both of Corsicana. Carolyn Ivie, of Purdon, and Mildred Reid, of Nederland; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one brother Home Cagle; and five sisters, Olga Jones, of Dawson, Ava Smith and Carrie Robinson, both of Waco, and Pauline Frederick and Geraldine Ramsey, both of Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Jan 10, 1980
  • h/o Viola Elizabeth (Barnes) Cagle s/o William B. Cagle and Adelia (Powell) Cagle
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Althea Marie (Turner) Taylor
May 1, 1922 - Oct 26, 1968

Turner Services

DAWSON (Spl.)—Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Dawson Methodist Church for Mrs. Clay Turner, 46, longtime resident who died Saturday. The Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev. Ernest Hewitt officiated.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, her mother, one sister and three brothers.

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James Urskin Taylor
Aug 23, 1896 - Oct 11, 1965

J. U. Taylor Services Held

Funeral rites were held from the First Methodist Church in Dawson Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. for J. U. Taylor, 69, Taylor, a Parrishville farmer, died Monday in the Navarro clinic here. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery. Rev. Samuel Mohondro conducted.

Taylor is survived by his wife of Parrishville; three sons, C. S. and James Taylor, both of Dawson, and Lowell Taylor, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Howard McBee, Houston, and Mrs. Clay Turner, Dawson; nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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John Leonard Turner
Feb 3, 1887 - Dec 2, 1959

J. L. Turner Of Dawson Expires

DAWSON, Dec. 4—(Spl)—J. L. Turner, 72, native of Dawson, died Wednesday in a Waco hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services were to be conducted Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church here by Rev. Robert W. Sanders, pastor, Rev. Milton Slayden, pastor at Itasca, will assist. Interment will be in the Dawson Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Zelma Turner, one son, Clay, and one granddaughter, all of Dawson; three sisters, Mrs. W. S. Ownsby, Cleburne, Mrs. Lizzie Sims, Dawson, and Mrs. Bob Smith, San Antonio; and one brother, Clifton Turner, Dawson.

Eubanks Funeral Home directs.

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Sylvania Elvira (French) Spence
Dec 29, 1864 - Jul 26, 1943

Mrs. R. E. Spence Died at Levelland; Burial at Purdon

Mrs. R. E. Spence died Sunday night at Levelland and funeral services will be held some time Tuesday at Purdon.

A resident of Purdon for many years before moving to Levelland, Mrs. Spence is well known in that section.

Surviving are a son, R. E. Spence, Levelland; a daughter, Mrs. J. J. Miller, Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home is in charge.

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Willie S. (Johnson) Cherry
Jul 14, 1852 - Sep 11, 1919

Well Known People Die in Kerens.

Mrs. W. L. Cherry, a highly esteemed lady of Kerens, died at her home there last night and the remains will be interred by the side of her late husband, in the Jamison cemetery tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

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Sept 12, 1919
Mrs. W. L. Cheney died at her home in Kerens last night and the funeral will take place there tomorrow morning.

Notes:

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Mrs. W. L. Cheny, a highly esteemed lady of Kerens, died at her home there last night and the remains will be interred by the side of her late husband, in the Jamison cemetery tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

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Martha Ann (Vaughn) Dobbs
Apr 17, 1831 - Nov 30, 1909

Died in Kerens.

Mrs. M. A. Dobbs, aged 79 years, died in Kerens last night after several days’ illness and the remains were interred there this afternoon. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. H. S. Melear of Corsicana, R. A. Dobbs of Canyon City and Mrs. Susan Allen of Kerens. She had been a resident of Navarro county for more than fifty years and was greatly esteemed by all who knew her. She had been a member of the Baptist church for many years.

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James Virgil Follis
Sep 8, 1912 - Jun 11, 1994

James Virgil Follis

James Virgil Follis, 81, of Levelland and formerly of Frost, died June 11, 1994, at Methodist Hospital in Levelland, Texas.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery in Silver City.

He was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Navarro County.

He was preceded in death by his father, John William Follis; his mother, Margaret Brunson; his wife, Mrs. Opal Weaver Follis; and his son, Horace Earl Follis.

Survivors include his son, Thomas Follis of Levelland;; his daughter, Deandera Halverson of Rapid City, S. D.; four sisters, Gertrude Chapman of Houston, Retha Mahoney and Berta Tramel, both of Corsicana, and Mary Bonwell of Tulsa, Okla.; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Jimmie Oden “Jim” McCarter
Aug 21, 1911 - Dec 29, 1997

Jim O. McCarter

Jim O. McCarter, 86, of Navarro Mills, died at his home in Purdon.

Services are 3 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel, with Rev. Suzy Welch and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Younger Cemetery.

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

Pallbearers are Vernon Farmer, Morris Farmer, Keith Farmer, Ronnie McCarter, Dwight Duncan, Al Ford, Carey Ford, 111, and Philip Ford. Honorary pallbearers are Clark Putman, Sr., Clark Putman, Jr., Wylie Hudson, Hollis Swink, Bobby McCarter, and Pete Kendall.

Mr. McCarter was born in Lone Prairie on Aug. 21, 1911, to Claude Vernon McCarter and Josephine Turner McCarter. He lived in Navarro County except for four years when he worked for Wyatts Metal and Boiler Works in Houston. He worked for Bethlehem Steel Co. in Corsicana until its closure and then 27 years at Corsicana Grader until retiring in 1988. He continued to farm and ranch after retirement. He was a member of the Wesley Methodist Church since 1949.

Mr. McCarter is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pattie Rue Ford McCarter; son and daughter-in-law, Jimmie (Jim) and Sandra McCarter of Purdon; grandson, Michael David McCarter of Corsicana; granddaughters, Kimberly and husband, Jimmy McDonald of Purdon, Kristin Kelly Davis of Purdon; four great grandchildren, Andrew Tyley McDonald, Alex Tanner Ross McDonald, Karley Breanna Davis of Purdon, Caitlin Brooke McCarter of Corsicana; brother Willie Robert (Pete) McCarter and wife Francis; sisters-in-law, Helen Garner of Richland; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. McCarter was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thomas Ira Farmer
Jan 22, 1897 - Aug 29, 1968

T. I. Farmer

T. I. Farmer, 71, a native of Purdon, who had lived all his life there, died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Purdon Baptist Church and a farmer.

Services will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Don Crum will officiate and interment will be in Younger Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, of Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. Letha Davis of Purdon; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, J. S. Farmer of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Wood of Angus and Mrs. Bertha Dempsey of Waco.

Pallbearers will be C. E. Thomas, Jr., T. L. Rogers, Charles Copeland, Lewis Owens, C. D. Putman and Albert Mosley.

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Rufus Davis
died Nov. 27, 1913

Died at Dallas.

Mr. Rufus Davis died in a sanitarium at Dallas last night. His body will pass through here tonight enroute to Kerens for interment tomorrow.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 28, 1913
  • found a death certificate for B. H. Davis who died at St. Paul Sanitarium in Dallas Nov. 27, 1913 and was sent to Kerens
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (cemetery not named just says Kerens)

Donna Marie (Hissam) Land-Pedersen
June 17, 1935 - July 15, 2013

Donna Marie Pedersen, 78, of Blooming Grove passed away on Monday, July 15, 2013 at Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro. Visitation will be held from 6 tp 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Corley’s Chapel in Blooming Grove. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Rose Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Darren Heil officiating.

Notes:

Mrs. Donna Marie Pedersen, age 78 of Blooming Grove passed away at Hill Regional Hospital on Monday, July 15, 2013. She was born on June 17,
1935 in Gladewater, Texas to Charles F. and Thelma Mae Hissam.

Donna was a loving mother, grandmother and sister. She lived in Odessa for many years. She attended Howard Payne University and Odessa College.
She worked for many years as a Laboratory Technician at Odessa Medical Center. She was a long time member of Asbury Methodist Church in Odessa, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Donna is survived by her daughter, Lisa Fox of Austin, Texas; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Wilma Dixon and husband, Robert of Blooming Grove, Texas.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 PM on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at The Corley Chapel in Blooming Grove, Texas.
Graveside services are scheduled for 11:00 AM on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas with the Rev. Darren W.
Heil officiating.

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Lucile (Graham) Boyd
Nov 17, 1915 - Mar 15, 1980

Lucile Boyd

Lucile Boyd, 64, of Corsicana, died Saturday afternoon at Navarro County Memorial Hospital.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. She was born in Kaufman County.

She was a member of First Baptist Church and Order of the Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband, Harman Boyd, of Corsicana; two sons, Johnny Lee Boyd and Royce Kitt Boyd, both of Corsicana, four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; her mother, Mrs. W. A. Graham of Weslaco; four sisters, Jewel Floyd, of Houston, Bulah Garrett, of Weslaco, Verna Edgemon, of Mercedes, Cleo Hand, of Houston; sister-in-law, Hazel Graham, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; five brothers, Eugene Graham, of Houston, Marrion Graham, of Oklahoma City, Sammy Graham, of Rio Hondo, Lonnie Graham, of Corsicana, and Leo Graham, of Berkley, Calif.

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Lucinda Coy
Aug 14, 1899 - Feb 12, 1989

Lucinda Coy, 88, of Corsicana, died Feb. 12, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Chatfield Baptist Church, in Chatfield, with Rev. Walker officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery, under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary of Corsicana.

Survivors include her husband, Lucian Coy, of Corsicana; one daughter, Angela Gail Bonner, of Corsicana; one grandson, James Earl Bonner, of Corsicana; one granddaughter, Jasmine Nicole Bonner, of Corsicana; two brothers, Nathan Smith of Dallas and Murrie McKinney of Corsicana.

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Ilario Crux
Jan 14, 1929 - Jul 24, 1929

MEXICAN INFANT DIES.

Ilaris Crux, aged 6 months, died at the home of its parents on the Fortson farm near Rice Wednesday ant the remains were interred Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Sutherland Funeral Parlors directed the funeral.

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Hettie Pearl (Lane) Tanner
Nov 30, 1890 - Dec 16, 1976

Mrs. Tanner

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Fundamentalist Baptist Church for Mrs. Elmer Tanner, 86, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning.

The Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate with burial to follow at the new Pursley Cemetery.

She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lane of Purdon, and a member of the Fundamentalist Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Edward Tanner of Corsicana, Ray Tanner of Eureka, Elmer Tanner Jr. of Pursley, and Dub Tanner of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Alyne Vest of Corsicana, Mrs. Mildred Lewis of Frost, and Mrs. Tommie Ruth Blackburn of Pursley; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; one brother, J. S. Lane, Gulfport, Miss; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Compton, Purdon; Mrs. Edna Dunn, Wortham; and Mrs. Johnnie McLamore, Abilene.

She is preceded in death by one son, Clemmie Tanner.

Pallbearers will be Cloyce Tanner, Lewis Tanner, J. C. Tanner, Doyle Tanner, Donald Blackmon, Goldman J. Blackburn, Exel Wallace, and Bobby Compton.

Griffin’s Funeral Home of Corsicana will direct.

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Norman Gilbert “Monk” Reed
Jul 6, 1899 - Oct 28, 1981

N. G. (Monk) Reed

N. G. (Monk) Reed, 81, of Roane, died at Memorial Hospital Thursday.

Service is Saturday, 2 p.m., Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the David Hale officiating.

Burial will be at St. Elmo Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dovie Reed, of Roane; one son, Jim Norman Reed, of Dallas; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers are David Wylie, Vernon Frazier, Earl Ogburn, Charles Frazier, Don McCreary and A. C. Frazier.

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Edna (Eversull) Lee
Oct. 9, 1888 - Mar. 10, 1963

Mrs. Edna Lee Expires Sunday

Mrs. Edna Lee, 74, of 307 West Seventh avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the St. Elmo Church with burial in the St. Elmo Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Ronald Chesser and Rev. Ezra Burns, pastor of Bethel Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Dick and Gordon Lee, both of Corsicana, and Alton Lee, Farmington, N.M.; four daughters, Mrs. A. V. Neal, Winkler; Mrs. S. D. Standard and Mrs. R. J. Andrews, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. H. C. Goldsmith, Dallas; a brother, W. T. Eversull, Palestine; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. M. Crawford, A. D. Burleson, W. G. Lockhart, Dollie Hollingsworth, Willard Staggs, J. E. Brewer and Dr. Charles H. Brown.

McCammon directs.

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Effie Olivia "Bonnie" (Shields) Bonner
Nov 23, 1889 - Jan 5, 1980

Effie Bonner

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Effie Bonner, 90 who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Clyde E. Thomas and the Rev. Peyton Goodman were to officiate with burial to follow in Hopewell Cemetery.

She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County. She was born Nov. 23, 1889, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Shields.

Survivors previously listed, include three sons, a daughter, two sisters, 15 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Charles H. Harris, Kenneth A. Harris, William Carroll Harris, Dana C. Harris, Jerrel Lee Harris, Bobby Harris, Larry Harris, John H. Bonner, Wesley B. Bonner, L. Douglas Lee, Danny C. Lee and David B. Lee.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Jan 10, 1980
  • w/o John Bonner d/o William Billingsly Shields and Kate William (Batte) Sheilds
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Wade "Bill" Horn
Dec 2, 1896 - Oct 30, 1968

William W. Horn

William W. (Bill) Horn, 70. native and lifelong Navarro resident, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital by ambulance Wednesday at 2 p.m.

An oil field pumper, he was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Navarro.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bill Grimes officiating. Burial will be in the Hopewell Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife of Navarro; two sons, Jim Bob and Don Wade Horn, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Joe Harper of Longview; eight grandchildren; one brother, J. N. Horn of Old Ocean, Texas; on sister, Mrs. N. W. Boyd of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

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

Anna E. (Fortson) Owen
Oct 22, 1852 - Apr 6, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN TO BE HELD SUNDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna E. Owens, aged 75 years, resident of Kerens and vicinity for 56 years, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday morning at 9:30 o’clock following a three week’s illness, will be held in Kerens, Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Jamison cemetery. Mrs. Owens was born in Mississippi but came to Corsicana 57 years ago. One year later, she married the late Preston Owens, wealthy pioneer of the east end of the county, and they moved to the section near where Kerens is now located, before the town of Kerens was laid out.

The body was taken to the old Owens home in Kerens Friday afternoon. The services will be conducted by Rev. Evans, Methodist minister, and Rev. Corkern, Baptist minister, both of Kerens.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Pearl Cave of Dallas and Earl Owens of Kerens; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. She was an aunt of Joe B. Fortson and John T. Fortson, both of Corsicana.

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PIONEER RESIDENT KERENS COMMUNITY BE BURIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna E. Owens, aged 75, pioneer resident community, and resident of Navarro county for 57 years, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday morning at 9:30 o’clock were postponed from Sunday afternoon until Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The body was taken to the old Owens home in Kerens Friday afternoon. Interment will be in the Jamison cemetery.

Surviving are two children, Mrs. Pearl Cave of Dallas, and Earl Owens of Kerens; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

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Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Moore) Washburn
1866 - 1919

Died Last Night at Kerens.

Mrs. T. J. Washburn, aged 55 years died at Kerens last night after an illness of several weeks, and the remains were interred there this afternoon. She is survived by her husband and seven children. E. H. Moore of Corsicana is a brother of the deceased.

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Hal C. “Henry Clay” McKinney, Dr.
Dec 12, 1847 - Jun 15, 1919

WELL KNOWN PHYSICIAN DEAD.

Had Been Resident of this County Many Years

Dr. H. C. McKinney, aged seventy-one years, and for many years a highly esteemed resident of this county died at his home in Kerens Saturday night of blood poison as a result of sticking a splinter in his hand, and the remains were interred in the Kerens cemetery yesterday afternoon at 5:30. The deceased is survived by his wife and three children, A. D. McKinney and Mrs. J. E. Simmons of Kerens, and Cap McKinney of Oklahoma.

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Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Spinks) Kimes
Oct 1880 - Jun 24, 1924

Died Suddenly.

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, June 26—Mrs. Sallie Kimes died here suddenly Tuesday night and was buried Wednesday afternoon at the Jimerson cemetery. Rev. Joe Everheart, pastor of the First Presbyterian church conducted the funeral services. Mrs. Kimes leaves two sons and other relatives besides a host of friends to mourn her death.

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Florence Almeda (Sherrill) Wade-Smith
Mar 24, 1855 - Mar 18, 1925

Prominent Kerens Lady Buried Today

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, March 19.—Funeral services for Mrs. W. E. Smith, age 70, were held here this afternoon and were conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian church. Burial was in Jamison cemetery.

Mrs. Smith was one of the first settlers in this section of the county and one of the three survivors of the founders of the town of Kerens. The other two are T. S. Daniel and Mr. Sherrill. She was well known. Her husband, W. E. Smith, is director of the First State Bank here and is one of the leading business men and largest land owners in this section of the county. All stores in the city were closed during the funeral hours 2:30 to 3:30 and all the banks closed at noon.

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Mrs. W. E. Smith Dies.

After a lingering illness Mrs. W. E. Smith passed on to the Great Beyond Wednesday morning at the family home in Northeast Kerens. Smith had been a long an patient sufferer and every effort was put forth to relieve her, but to no avail, death alone coming to alleviate her sufferings.

Owing to the fact that all the relatives and friends of the family were in attendance on the funeral services which were held at the grave with interment in Jamison cemetery, conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian church.

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Dill Silvester Onstott
Apr 13, 1873 - May 1, 1950

D. S. Onstott Of Hubbard Buried At Liberty Hill
Funeral services for D. S. Onstott, 78, native of Dawson, who died in a Dallas hospital Monday after an extended illness, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Hubbard. Burial was in the Liberty Hill cemetery near Dawson.

Onstott was a retired farmer and cattle buyer and spent most of his life at Hubbard.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Jack Myers, Mexia, and Mrs. Odis Owens, Mineola; two sons, R. D. Onstott, Dallas, and Frank Onstott Corsicana; a number of grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mandy Ashcraft, Dallas, and Mrs. Dan Wiley, Los Angeles, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Calvin C. Honeycutt
Oct 7, 1858 - Jan 10, 1916

Died Near Kerens.

C. C. Honeycutt, aged 65 years, a well known and substantial farmer of the Kerens community, died Sunday of pneumonia, and the remains were interred at Kerens yesterday.

The deceased is survived by his wife and several grown children.

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Lewis Pierce
abt 1833 - Mar 28, 1916

Died Near Kerens.

Lewis Pierce, aged 83 years, and a resident of this county for nearly sixty years, died at the home of his son near Kerens yesterday and the remains were interred there today. The deceased was an uncle of Sheriff Pevehouse, and leaves several children and many relatives in the county.

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Minnie (Cates) Roe
Oct 1892 - Sep 6, 1916

Mrs. Minnie Roe, wife of Jerry A. Roe, a clerk in the Corsicana postoffice, died at the family home, 1219 Summitt avenue, at 4 o’clock this morning after a long illness and the remains were taken to Kerens this afternoon and interment will take place there tomorrow. The deceased was twenty-three years of age, and death came after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Summit avenue at 6 o’clock this afternoon, conducted by Dr. T. A. Miller. Surviving the deceased is her husband and two little sons, an uncle, Sam Cates, of Kerens, a sister, Mrs. Bob Curington, of Kerens, and a brother, J. A. Cates of Streetman.

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Betty Elizabeth (Day) Fletcher
Dec 7, 1873 - Mar 19, 1927

KERENS WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD ON BED BY FAMILY SATURDAY

MRS. J. R. FLETCHER WAS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN IN BAD HEALTH

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, March 21.—Mrs. J. R. Fletcher, aged about 52 years, a native of Kerens community, was found lying on a bed in her home a short distance north of Kerens, late Saturday afternoon with a bullet wound over her right eye and a bullet in her brain. A twenty-two caliber rifle lay beside the bed. She was found when her husband and children returned from a visit to Kerens about 5 o’clock in the afternoon and had been dead only a short while when the body was found.

According to reports Mrs. Fletcher had been in ill health for some time. She is survived by her husband and eight children, all residents of Kerens. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, with interment in the local cemetery.

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Shiela Ann Fitch
Oct 17, 1973 - Jun 26, 1990

Shiela Fitch

Shiela Ann Fitch, 16, of Pasadena, died June 26, 1990 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 1 p.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with the Rev. John Alexander officiating. Burial followed at Midway Cemetery.

She was a sophomore at Pasadena High School.

Survivors include her mother, Vernell Farmer of Dallas; her father Don Fitch of Pasadena; one brother, Donnie Fitch of Pasadena; grandmother, Ima Combs of Corsicana; and a number of uncles and aunts.

Pallbearers were Freddy Fitch, Joe Fitch, Ron Fitch, Archie Fitch, Lewis Fitch, and Chuck Parks.

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Arthur Venoz Pope
Sep 8, 1910 - May 22, 1973

A. V. Pope

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for A. V. Pope, 62, of Corsicana who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate, and burial will be at Midway Cemetery in Navarro County.

He was a member of the Wesley Methodist church and a retired employe of the Mobile Oil Co. after 40 years.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Eunice Pope of Corsicana; a son, C. V. Pope of Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Harrison of Corsicana; a step-daughter, Mrs. Bobbie Reppond of Pasadena; his mother, Mrs. Maud Pope of Corsicana; a brother, Billy Pope of Fort Worth; and six grandchildren—Mark, Mylea, and Michelle Harrison of Corsicana, Sammy and Cindy Pope of Beaumont and Kyle Reppond of Pasadena. Pallbearers include Ray York, Willie Lewis, Andrew Stelle, Sam Nagy, Edward Harrison and M. R. Morris.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 23, 1973
  • 1st wife Myrtle (Dillard) Pope married Mar. 22, 1928; 2nd wife Eunice (Steele) Pope married Dec. 3, 1970; s/o Samuel Arthur Pope and Maud (Jaynes) Pope per Death cert.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Nancy L. (Jones) Poteet
Oct 15, 1866 - Oct 22, 1930

Tupelo Woman Died Wednesday; Burial Thursday Afternoon

Mrs. Nancy L. Poteet, aged 64 years, died at the home of her brother J. H. Jones, in the Tupelo community Wednesday afternoon and the funeral was held from the Jones residence Thursday afternoon at 1 o’clock, with interment in the Edens cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. C. Carraway, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two brothers, J. H. Jones, Tupelo, and W. T. Jones, Wortham.

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

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 23, 1930
  • d/o L. A. Jones and Maryana (Vance) Jones per Death certificate (brother-James Hill Jones buried at Post Oak Cemetery death cert. says parents T. A. Jones and Margaret (Vance) Jones
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Edward Park
abt 1855 - Aug 11, 1930

Resident Tupelo Community Died at Daughter’s Home

Edward Park, aged 73 years, a native of Scotland, but resident of the Tupelo community, several miles northeast of Corsicana for about 40 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. N. W. Pickering, 1404 West Tenth Avenue, on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock after being in ill health for some time.

The funeral was held Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Edens cemetery where interment was made. The funeral was conducted by Rev Louis E. Dugger, pastor of the Corsicana Cumberland Presbyterian church. Music was furnished by Mrs. Harry Williams and Mrs. Henry Bobbins. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Pickering, Corsicana; Mr. Mrs. Leslie McKenzie, Denver, Colo., and Mrs. W. O. Maddux, Dallas; and two sons, Dave Park, Sterling, Colo., and Edwin Park, Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Eric Gordon Shores
abt 1961 - Sep 8, 1984

Eric Shores

EMHOUSE—Eric G. Shores, 23, of Emhouse, died Saturday in Dallas.

Graveside services were to be held today at 10 a.m. at the Modrall Cemetery with Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating.

He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Nettie LaRue Capps of Emhouse; a brother John Joseph Shores of Keller; a niece; and three nephews.

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Jerry Mack Dickens
Apr 5, 1933 - Nov 2, 1987

Jerry Dickens

Jerry Dickens, 54, of Tupelo, died Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Pat Whittermore and Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in the New Chatfield Cemetery.

Dickens was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was the owner of the Chatfield Store. He was preceded in death by his son, Mike Dickens, who died in 1980.

Survivors include his wife, Diantha Dickens of Tupelo; a son, Mark Dickens of Fort Worth; two daughters, Molly Dickens and Mitzi Dickens, both of Tupelo; a brother Joel L. Dickens of Grand Saline; two sisters, Coy Maxwell of Iowa Park and Pat Flagg of Bedford.

Memorials may be made in the form of donations to the Chatfield Volunteer Fire Department or the Warehouse Living Arts Center.

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Pernie (Griffin) Lusk
Apr 10, 1923 - Apr 13, 1995

Pernie Lusk

Pernie Lusk, 72, of Hubbard, died April 13, 1995 in the Hill Regional Hospital in Hillsboro.

Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 at the Wesley United Methodist Church in Pelham, with the Rev. Jessie Courtney officiating. Burial will be held in the Pelham Community Cemetery in Pelham.

Pallbearers will be Lusk’s sons and friends of the family.

Mrs. Lusk was born Apr. 10, 1923 in Leon County.

She is survived by her husband, Jim Lusk of Hubbard; three sons, James Lusk and Charlie Lusk both of Dallas, and Roy Lusk of Hubbard; one sister, Etta Brunson of Frost, an aunt and uncle, Hamp and Little Mae Benton of Crockett.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Lusk, and a daughter, Donna Kay Sample.

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William Preston “Bill” Miller
May 30, 1903 - Feb 1, 1980

Bill Miller

William P. (Bill) Miller, 76, died Friday. He was a native of Missouri.

He was an oil operator and rancher.

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, J. C. Bristow, will officiate.

Survivors are his wife, three sons, Darwin Miller, Ronnie and Bruce, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren, and two great grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Debbie Haught, of Corsicana, Mrs. Jessie Hustead, of Longview; and two brothers, Warren Miller, of Mexia, and Floyd Miller of Denton.

Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Louis Kormas, Bick Sherman, Cecil Miller, Mike Rogers, Lee Brashear and Sam Nagy.

Miller had been bedridden for the past 25 years and conducted his oil business from there.

He was featured in the Sun by Jewell Gibson five years ago on his 49th wedding anniversary. Miller died on his 54th wedding anniversary.

According to Mrs. Gibson’s feature, Miller said he “accepted the inevitable” and “was trying to make the most out of his life from his bed.”

He was paralyzed from his neck down.

Miller was an active partner in the Joseph Davis Oil Company. He and his wife spent their entire married life within the Golden Circle. Before organizing his own company, Miller worked in production in the oil fields of Mexia, Wortham and Corsicana.

Miller was described by businessmen in Corsicana as happy and vibrant. Louis Wolens once remarked about Miller, “I have always been amazed at Bill’s mental faculties. And when you talk to him on the telephone his voice is happy and vibrant.”

Hank Wyatt of First National Bank remarked, too, in Mrs. Gibson’s article, “Bill is a good businessman, he’s sensitive to changes in the area and state. I don’t know of anybody more aware of what’s happening than he is.”

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John H. “Johnnie” Brown, Jr.
abt 1911 - Feb 19, 1980

Johnnie Brown

Services were at 2 p.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Johnnie H. Brown, Jr., 69, resident of Portland, Ore., who died Tuesday in Portland.

The Rev. B. F. Risinger officiated with burial following at Richland Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy Brown, of Portland; two daughters, Bobbie Jo Doek, of Los Angeles, Calif., and Jennifer Borwn, of Portland; three grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. John H. Brown, Sr. of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Hoyte Moore, Dan Story, Alf Milligan, Johnny Chirafis, James Williams and Vernon York.

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

Evaline Neal “Evie” (Rushing) Swink
Oct 12, 1858 - Jun 6, 1949

Mrs. Evie Swink Dies On Monday; Funeral Tuesday

Mrs. Evie Swink, aged 90 years, wife of the late H. A. Swink, well-known South Navarro county pioneer, died at her home Monday morning in Richland.

Funeral services will be held from the Richland Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Dan P. Morrison, Methodist minister of Azle, Texas, and Rev. W. Vinsant, pastor of the Richland Church.

Born Oct. 12, 1858, at Rushing, Navarro County, she resided there until her marriage when she moved to Richland.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gussie Weaver, Wortham; two grandchildren, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Henry Alexander Swink
Nov 20, 1835 - May 23, 1927

LEADING RICHLAND CITIZEN DIED THERE SUDDENLY MONDAY

H. A. SWINK, PIONEER CITIZEN OF COUNTY, DIED EARLY HOUR MONDAY

Special to the Sun.
Richland, Texas, May 23.—H. A. Swink, aged about 72 years, resident of Navarro county for 65 years and native Texas, formerly, a county commissioner and well known citizen, died suddenly at his residence here Monday morning at 7 o’clock, and the funeral will be held at his residence here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in the Richland Cemetery. He had resided in Richland for more than 30 years. He was born in Cherokee county but came to Navarro county when seven years old.

Mr. Swink got up as usual this morning and ate breakfast. He returned to his room and laid down across the bed and when his wife came to give him his medicine, he was dead.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R. L. Brooks. Universalist minister of Austin. The Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Swink had been in failing health for several months.

Surviving are his wife, one son, B. L. Swink, Richland; one daughter, Mrs. Gussive Weaver, Wortham; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hillburn and Mrs. Maggie Davis, both of Richland.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RICHLAND MAN WHO DIED SUDDENLY

Special to the Sun.

Richland, Texas, May 24.—funeral services for H. A. Swink, pioneer resident of Navarro county who died suddenly at his home here Monday morning at 7 o’clock after eating his breakfast, were held at the family residence here Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Richland Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. R. L. Brooks, universalist minister of Austin. The Masonic lodge had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Swink was born in Cherokee county but moved to Navarro county sixty-five years ago. He had resided in Richland thirty years.

The deceased laid down after breakfast and was found dead by his wife when she went into his room to give him his medicine. He had been in failing health for several months.

Surviving are his wife, one son, R. L. Swink, Richland; one daughter, Mrs. Gussie Weaver, Wortham; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Hillburn and Mrs. Maggie Davis, both of Richland and other relatives.

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SUDDEN DEATH OF H. A. SWINK WAS DISTINCT SHOCK

PROMINENT RICHLAND RESIDENT PASSED AWAY WITHOUT WARNING

The following appearing in the Richland Star, is reproduced by special request, account of Mr. Swink’s death having been carried in these columns at the time of his demise:

“In the midst of life we are surrounded by death.”

In the death of H. A. Swink at his home near Richland Monday morning at an early hour, this community lost one of its oldest citizens, and the news of his death came as a distinct shock to his loved ones and close friends and business associates. While most of us knew that his health had been poor for some time, no one thought of his sudden death.

Monday morning he arose at an early hour and after partaking of a hearty breakfast retired to his room and lay down upon the bed and Mrs. Swink followed within a few minutes to give him some medicine and found that he had passed away, doubtless without a struggle.

Funeral services were held in the family home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. L. Brooks, a Universalist minister from Austin, assisted by Revs. J. M. Garner, local Baptist pastor and C. O. Boatman, local pastor of the Methodist church, after which his remains were interred in Richland Cemetery, a very large concourse paying tribute to his memory.

The active pall bearers were Walton Pearce, Neal Brown, Ruben Milligan, Joe White, Roy Adams, T. H. Bounds, W. S. Harlin, J. H. Richards, W. B. Weaver, W. S. Hartfield.

The honorary pall bearers were Drs. Edgar Stevens, Brown, W. C. McDaniel, I. N. Stokes, B. C. Lansford, Will Chumney, E. Scott, Walter Patrick, Jim Patrick, A. Hill, C. Healer, L. E. Gregory, Mr. Pevehouse, R. C. Elkins, E. F. Seale, L. D. Hays, A. Hilburn, H. W. Stepp, L. McCord, B. M. Fluker, Fred W. Tucker, Tom McCrary, Brigham Young, Jim Hill, John Jim Cooper, Ross O’Neal, Wayne Milligan, Edd Ward, Dr. Ellis, F. M. Coleman, A. C. Harris, Jack Reeves, Bruce Clark, Tom Epps, A. M. Milligan, L. J. Gibson, Pole Edens, Byron Cheney, C. H. Mills, Hugh Jester, I. Levy, John Steele, James N. Garitty, H. B. Davis, Judge C. L. Jester, Joe L. Cox, John W. Stewart, J. L. Halbert, Dick Owens, Judge Stout, J. H. Wood, Hon. Luther Johnson, Chris L. Knox, Mike Howard, P. Mayers, W. S. Hays, A. P. Mays, A. A. Allison, Richard Mays, J. S. Callicut, Dr. K. W. Sneed, J. J. Stubbs, H. B. Stubbs, J. H. Finch, J. M. Weaver, J. V. Bounds, Sr., Geo. P. Bounds, J. N. Morrow, T. Elmo Bounds, J. N. Morrow, T. Elmo Longbotham, F. D. Wright, Willie Bonner, Billie Bradley, Alma Allen, Harry McReynolds, Joe Wilson, Tom L. Cox.

Mr. Swink was born Nov. 20, 1855 in Cherokee county, Texas, therefore was 71 years, 6 months and 3 days of age at death.

August 30, 1876, he married Mrs. Eva Neal Rushing, and to this union were born three children, Mrs. Allie Herod, who died Oct. 1918, Birtie Swink and Mrs. Jewel Wortham. When Mr. Swink moved to Navarro county he was a mere boy and located at Pursley where he lived until about 30 years ago, when he moved to Richland and this has been his home since.

He had been a Mason for more than 40 years, and at the time of his death was president of the First National Bank of Richland.

While the writer did not enjoy the privilege of Mr. Swink’s acquaintance, his close personal friends tell us that he had many commendable virtues and noble characteristics that stamped him as a friend to humanity. He never belonged to any church, not because he did not believe in churches, in various ways he helped his neighbors and friends by advancing money to build homes, secure positions, young men to enter school by financial aid and always responded to any call of distress.

He has gone to meet his maker. No more shall we see his familiar figure upon our streets.

We are all born to die—no not die, for to those that believe on God and in Jesus shall never die, their bodies shall inherit eternal rest and their spirits shall dwell in Heaven throughout the infinite space of time.

Parting with loved ones is sad, in many instances it is heart breaking, we know, and as one who has been through the ordeal we extend profound sympathy to the bereaved loved ones of our deceased citizen, an especially to dear companion, who maybe in past days has said:

One of us darling, it must be—
It may be you will slip from me,
Or perhaps my life may first be done,
I am glad we do not know which one.

Those attending the funeral from out of town were: Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Wright, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bounds, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. P. Bounds, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Lindley, Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Bounds, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Weaver, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Weaver and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Morrow, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Tucker, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. C. I. Bounds, Mr. and Mrs. Elvin Craig and family, Mr. and Mrs. T. Elmo Longbotham, Mr. and Mrs. S. Bounds and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John Bounds, Mr. and Mrs. G. P. French, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bates, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Young, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Ross, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Stubbs, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Calame, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. McLeod, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Longbotham, Mrs. Lou Weaver, Miss Mayme Weaver, Mrs. J. H. Love, Mrs. Vera Hearne, Mrs. J. J. Stubbs, Mrs. Bonner Meador, Mrs. Henry Meador, Mrs. A. D. Morrow, Mrs. John Munroe, Mrs. J. M. Wayland, Mrs. A. J. McKinney, Frank Tucker, Jim Tucker, J. T. Drumwight, W. E. Bounds, H. R. Stubbs, Dr. K. W. Sneed, G. H. Lewis, Sampson Lamb, from Wortham; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Jim Lichlyter and son, Mr. and Mrs. Pole Edens, Mr. and Mrs. L. Gibson, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Coker and family, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Herod, Mrs. V. S. Herod, Mrs. S. Sprinkle, Mrs. Willie Herod, Miss Alma Burke, Miss Edens, Alf Milligan, Walter Hays, Ross Ward, Jr., Clay Nash from Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Swink from Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Bruett Elkins from Waxahachie; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swink, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Weaver and family, Mr. and Mrs. Eddy Swink and family, Mr. and Mrs. Frankie Burrruss, Ernest Swink from Dawson; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Weaver and daughter, Mrs. Walter Cooper, from Kosse; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pool and family, Dr. and Mrs. Parris Elmo and family, Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Hardy and family from Purdon; Alma Allen, Harry McReynolds, Joe Wilson from Coolidge; Miss Era Mae Smelly from Groesbeck; Mrs. Josephine Newman, Mr. and Mrs. Mose Newman from Sweetwater; Mr. and Mrs. John Cooper, Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Simms, B. O’Neal, Mr. Ward from Streetman; D. R. David from Mineral Wells; Mrs. J. F. Melton, Miss Mary Maude Weaver, Tom Cox, Charlie Shelton from Streetman.

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S-Sgt. William Neal Davis
Jan 11, 1909 - Jul 26, 1944

S-Sgt. W. N. Davis Be Reburied At Richland Sunday

The body of S-Sgt. William Neal Davis, 35, killed at St. Lo. France, July 26, 1944 is scheduled to arrive here Friday morning. He was the son of the late R. R. and Maggie Davis of Richland.

Funeral services will be held Sunday with burial in Richland.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Knotts, Corsicana; Mrs. Lloyd Tankersley, Kaufman; Mrs. Esther Pool, Odessa, and Mrs. Bishop Kollman Hondo, a brother, Cliff Davis, Richland.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Margaret Lee “Maggie” (Swink) Davis
Nov 4, 1872 - Jun 21, 1947

MRS. MAGGIE L. DAVIS FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs.Maggie Lee Davis, aged 74 years, pioneer resident of Richland, died in the Navarro clinic Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Richland Cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Van P. Morrison, Methodist minister, Grandbury, assisted by Rev. John L. Cogsdell, pastor of the Richland Methodist church.

Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Bertha L. Knotts, Richland; Mrs. T. L. Tankersley, Kaufman, Mrs. Esther Pool, Odessa, and Mrs. B. L. Kollman, Hondo; two sons, Tenry Davis, Richland and Cliff Davis, Goliad; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. E. N. Swink and Mrs. A. M. Swink, both of Richland, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The Eastern Star also officiated at the funeral rites.

Pallbearers were H. A. Burleson, W. H. Brown, Will Carter, W. L Hendon, W. C. Pearce and J. L. Burton.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Julia (Erskine) York
abt 1888 - Aug 14, 1981

Julia York

Julia Erskine York, formerly of Richland, died Friday in Freeport.

Service will be today, 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. James Gaines will officiate. Burial will be in Richland Cemetery.

She is survived by one son, George York, of Hugo, Okla.; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Douglas LaGrone, Dennis LaGrone, Robert York, Terry Stewart, Wood McKesson, Danny McKesson, Raymond Price and Richard Hoggatt.

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Lawrence Lee “Larry” Johnson
Sep 19, 1948 - Jun 29, 1991

Lawrence Johnson

Lawrence “Larry” Johnson, 42, of Route 6 in Corsicana, died June 29, 1991, at his residence.

Services are pending at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Providence Cemetery.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Elsie Johnson, in 1980, and his father, Walter Johnson, in 1991.

Survivors include three brothers, Harold Johnson of Lawton, Okla., Don Johnson of Killeen and Doug Johnson of Arlington; and three sisters, Doris Collins of Garland, and Bettye Fudge and Linda Robertson, both of Mesquite.

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Ralph Kirk McCoy
Jun 19, 1916 - Dec 25, 1979

R. K. McCoy

Services were at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Co9lonial Funeral Home in Pasadena for Ralph K. McCoy, of Pasadena. Graveside services were at 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Providence Cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth McCoy, of Pasadena; and a daughter, Mrs. Janet Martin, of Baltimore, Maryland.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Jan 3, 1980
  • h/o Ruth Imogene (Brashear) McCoy s/o James Monroe McCoy and Sadie Ruth (Burrow) McCoy
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Emalimra Gravandez
Nov 28, 1932 - Jun 19, 1933

Mexican Baby Was Buried at Rice On Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Emalimra Grabandez, five months old Mexican, were conducted at Rice Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. The baby died at her home, 717 North Beaton street at 4 o’clock June 19.

She is survived by her mother, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon.

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