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Troy Everett Cooley
Aug 30, 1912 - Jul 19, 2000

Troy Everett Cooley

Troy Everett Cooley, 87, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2000 at the VA Hospital in Dallas.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Brother Bill Honea officiating. Interment at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Ralston Gober, Rodney McLauchlin, Rick Taylor and Bill Worthen.

Mr. Cooley was born Aug. 30, 1912 in Powell. He was in the 36th Division. He served in three campaigns in North Africa, Italy and France. He received two Purple Hearts, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Clusters.

Mr. Cooley is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Diane Cooley and Gary and Mary Cooley, all of Corsicana, and Sidney Lumkin of Fayetteville, N. C.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Homer Clanton Sprinkle
Apr 25, 1900 - Apr 18, 1969

Homer Sprinkle

Homer Sprinkle, 68, Navarro County native, died Friday in the IOOF Home in Ennis.

Funeral services are scheduled Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Griffin Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He is survived by a brother, Tommy C. Sprinkle and a sister, Mrs. Earl Olbritton, both of Fort Worth, and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Dorothy Rogers of Waxahachie and Mrs. Ina Harrison of Richardson, whom he reared.

He was a member of the IOOF Lodge and members of that order will be pallbearers including Bill Chaffee, Homer Bryant, Aubrey Fincher, W. L. Ickles, Preston Patterson and Cone Wade.

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Louise Clay (Watkins) McNabb
Mar 1, 1919 - Mar 15, 1988

Louise McNabb

Louise Watkins McNabb, 69, of Corsicana, died March 15, 1988, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was born March 1, 1919 in Barry and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George W. Watkins.

She is survived by her husband, Billy J. McNabb, of Corsicana; daughter, Pat Haba of Bardwell; grandson, Mike Adams, of Corsicana; sister, Katy Watkins Payne of Dallas; two brothers George A. Watkins and Earl L. Watkins, both of Corsicana; nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 15, 1988
  • 1st husband George Edwin Richards 2nd Billy J. McNabb d/o George Washington Watkins and Ottie Clay (Howell) Watkins
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Fred Lee Gullett
Dec 16, 1904 - Jul 19, 1988

Fred Gullett

Fred Gullett, 83, of Corsicana, died July 19, 1988 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. Wanda Kile will officiate. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was born Dec. 16, 1904 in Beach Grove, Tenn. He lived in Corsicana for 26 years. He was a retired oil field foreman and a member of Central United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Doris Gullett of Corsicana; one son, Capt. Wayne Gullett, U. S. Navy Retired, of Orange Park, Fla.; one daughter, Marylin McNeel of Corsicana; four grandchildren; two sisters, Kate Gillespie of Rocklin, Cal., and Louise Dixon of Olivehurst, Cal.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Johnny H. Wallace
1941 - Mar. 27, 1978

Johnny Wallace

Services were to be at 2 p.m. today at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Johnny H. Wallace. who died Monday.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson was to officiate, with burial following at Resthaven Park.

Pallbearers are B. J. Coker, Dwain Matheson, Delma Ware, Don Corley, David Barton, and William Boyd.

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Doris Elizabeth Williamson
Jun. 5, 1918 - Jun. 16, 1994

Doris Williamson

Doris Williamson, 76, of Corsicana, died June 16, 1994, in Corpus Christi.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with Russel Bankes officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

She was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Survivors include one brother, Bill Williamson of Corpus Christi; one sister, Eloise Pillans of Corsicana; three nieces, Stacie Pillans of Ridgewood, N.J., Betsy Qualls of Riverside, Calif., and Ann Williamson of Dallas; and one nephew, Phil Pillans of Plano.

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William Frank Williamson, Sr.
Oct 20, 1889 - Aug 6, 1971

Williamson

W. F. Williamson, 71, died Friday morning at Navarro County Memorial Hospital. A native of Dew, he had lived in Corsicana since 1944. He was a retired bookkeeper from Harris Lumber Co. and a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ.

Services will be Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with L. W. Mayo and David Owen officiating. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He is survived by one son, W. F. Williamson Jr. of Corpus Christi; two daughters, Mrs. B. Jack Pillans and Miss Doris Williamson of Corsicana; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; two brothers, C. O. Williamson of Fairfield and G. W. Williamson Jr. of Oklahoma City.

Pallbearers will be Alfred Dickey, Ellison Martin, Wayne Norris, Gene Robinson, Frank Marx and James Gaines. Honorary pallbearers include E. C. Ross, R. E. Ross, M. H. Whittenberg, and Rollin Harris.

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Victoria Elizabeth “Vic” (Love) Williamson
Jun. 2, 1895 - Feb. 7, 1961

Mrs. Williamson Dies Tuesday

Mrs. W. F. Williamson, Sr., 65, native of Freestone county but long-time resident of Corsicana, died Tuesday in Memorial hospital following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel, Claude Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Reginald Beaver, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ, and Bert Mercer, of the West Side Church of Christ, will officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Survivors, other than the husband, W. F. Williamson, Corsicana, are two daughters, Mrs. Jack Pillans and Mrs. Doris Williamson, both of Corsicana; one son, W. F. Williamson, Jr., Corpus Christi; three grandchildren, Phil Pillans, Corsicana, Annilee and Betsey Williamson, both of Corpus Christi; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Wood, Mrs. Guy Jeanes and Mrs. Lillian Clark, all of Houston, and other relatives.

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Fannie Pearl (Carter) Kirvin
Feb 20, 1884 - Sep 4, 1983

Mrs. Fannie Pearl Kirvin

Mrs. Fannie Pearl Kirvin, 104, died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ with Elder Donnie Renfro officiating.

Quiet hour will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday at Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana. Burial will be at Rice Community Cemetery.

She was a member of Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ. church mother and a Bible ban teacher. She was married to the late Jessie Kirvin.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Willie Mae Porch of Corsicana and Mrs. Bennie Mae Tate of Sacramento, Caqlif.; a son, General Lee Kirvin of Sacramento; a foster daughter, Mrs. Faye Whittmore of Sacramento; 39 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; 47 great-great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Clyde James Whittmore, Donnell Porch, Herman Anderson, Harry Kirvin, Robbie Porch, Willie Roy Porch, Rover Graves and John Earl Thomas.

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Rebecca Ann E. (Cook) Simmons
Sep 19, 1836 - Jun 11, 1909

Died Near Kerens.

Mrs. James Simmons, aged 78 years, and for more than fifty years a resident of Navarro county, died at her home near Kerens last night and her remains were interred in the Oak Grove cemetery north of Kerens this afternoon. Deceased is survived by her venerable husband, several grown children, grand children, nieces and nephews.

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William Zackara Sessions
Jan 20, 1945 - Jan 21, 1945

Personal Mention Of Kerens Folks
KERENS, Jan. 27.—Funeral services were held Monday at Oak Grove for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Sessions who died in a Fort Worth Hospital.

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Lilla Frances (Etheridge) Fletcher
Dec 23, 1894 - Aug 21, 1975

Mrs. Fletcher

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lilla Frances Fletcher, 80, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, and burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery.

She was a native and life-long resident of Navarro County and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include a son, Leon Fletcher of Freer, a granddaughter, Mrs. Tom Wilson of Bryan; a grandson, Scott Fletcher of Kermit; three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. W. A. Earley of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A. P. Fletcher Oct. 17, 1963.

Nephews and friends of the family will be pallbearers.

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Abram Percy Fletcher
Mar 28, 1894 - Oct 17, 1963

A. P. Fletcher Dies Thursday

A. P. Fletcher, 69, long-time operator of the High School service station, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Leon Fletcher, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, two brothers, Lacy Fletcher, Weatherford, and J. E. Fletcher of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Winnie Etheridge, Kerens; Mrs. Ila Thornish, Palestine, and Mrs. Nat Waters, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Terry Sutton, Johnny Noble, Truly Etheridge, L. O. Hoffman, Jr.; Roy Hair, Ed Little, Louis Durr and Weldon Morris.

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Rosie Lee (Massey) Beamon
Sep 2, 1902 - Dec 5, 1956

Mrs. J. B. Beamon Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Rosie Lee Beamon, 54, wife of J. B. Beamon, 712 West Eighteenth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery northeast of Kerens.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Hoyt Hefner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church of which she was a member.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, J. L., Blair and Albert Beamon, all of Corsicana, and Franklin Beamon, U. S. Army stationed in Virginia; a daughter, Anna Doris Beamon, Corsicana; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Ida Massey; two brothers, Reuben and Benny Massey, and a sister, Miss Jewell Massey, all of San Angelo, and other relatives.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Beamon

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosie Lee Beamon, 54, wife of J. B. Beamon, 712 West Eighteenth avenue, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery northeast of Kerens.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Hoyt Hefner, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, of which Mrs. Beamon died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, J. L. Blair and Albert Beamon, all of Corsicana and Franklin Beamon, U. S. Army, Virginia; a daughter, Anna Doris Beamon, Corsicana; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Ida Massey; two brothers, Reuben and Benny Beamon; a sister, Miss Jewell Beamon, all of San Angelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leonard Lee Conner, J. E. Farmer, Sam Beamon, Melvin Lee Beamon, Clyde Andrews and O. C. Conner.

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Deedie Shade Etheredge
Sep 24, 1894 - Nov 29, 1956

Deedie Etheredge Services Friday

KERENS, Nov. 30—(Spl.)—Deedie S. Etheredge, 62, life-long resident of this community, died at his home here early Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday 1 p.m. from the First Baptist church here with burial in the Oak Grove cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the church.

Etheredge was a Baptist.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, Robert E. Etheredge, Lufkin; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hickerson, Lake Charles, La.; a brother, Dick Etheredge, Dallas; a grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Alvin Barnett, Will Gowan, Fay Redford, Johnnie Mills, R. J. Huggins, H. L. Duncan, Herman Moore and Charles Blissitt.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 30, 1956
  • h/o Winnie Davis (Fletcher) Etheredge; s/o John Gideon “Johnny G” Etheredge & Nancy Caline “Cellie” (Green) Etheredge
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
     

John Archie “Bud” Horn
Feb 3, 1888 - Apr 4, 1956

J. A. (Bud) Horn Services Friday

Funeral services for J. A. (Bud) Horn, 68, who died at his home on Highway 31 west of Corsicana Wednesday night, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Lynn Stephens of Jacksonville. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery in northeast Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Theron J. Horn, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Lonnie Burns and Mrs. Raquel Horn, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. John Nelson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Verne Jordan, Alamogordo, N. M.; nine grandchildren; two brothers, W. E. Horn, Corsicana, and Jack Horn, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Mary Smith, Greenwood, La.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. N. Poarch, Mack Roman, Sam Tucker, Robert Nelson, Robert Bittner and Curtis Williams.

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Lillie Ethel (Barnett) Hancock
Oct 17, 1893 - Apr 17, 1971

Hancock Rites

KERENS (Spl.)—Mrs. Lillie Ethel Hancock, 77, native of Kerens, died early Saturday after an extended illness in the Maywood Manor Rest Home here.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Missionary Baptist Church of which she was a member. The Rev. Elbert E. Sipes of Corsicana will officiate. burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery in Kerens under the direction of the Paschal Funeral Home.

She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Trammell and Mrs. Byron Scarbrough, both of Kerens; and several nieces and nephews.

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James Meredith Barnett
Dec 24, 1870 - Aug 8, 1951

Rites Thursday For J. M. Barnett

KERENS, Aug. 9—(Spl.)—J. M. Barnett, 80, long-time resident of the Oak Grove Community and a retired farmer, died in Kerens early Wednesday night.

Barnett had resided in Oak Grove until about one year ago when he moved to Kerens.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Oak Grove Baptist church, with Rev. T. R. Vaughn of Trinidad conducting. Interment was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, Marvin Barnett of Wellington; three daughters, Mrs. Burl Hancock of Arp, Mrs. Byron Scarbrough and Leveree Trammell both of Kerens; a brother, D. V. Barnett of Kerens; three grandsons and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 9, 1951
  • h/o Lucenda Elizabeth (Mezell) Barnett; s/o William Franklin “Frank” Barnett & Lillian (Sparks) Barnett
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Burl Franklin Hancock
Mar 18, 1889 - Dec 1, 1964

Burl Hancock Dies Tuesday

KERENS, Dec. 1 (Spl.)—Burl Hancock, 75, retired farmer, native of Rusk county, died at his home here early Tuesday morning. He had resided here 25 years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Irvey. Burial will be in the Oak Grove cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens ; a sister, Mrs. Eva Wilson, Arp; a niece, Mrs. R. A. Lanier, Waco; a nephew, J. M. Wilson, Shreveport, La., and other relatives.

Paschal Funeral Home directs.

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Amy Reola (Wells) Barnett
May 16, 1884 - Mar 12, 1973

Mrs. Barnett

Funeral services are pending for Mrs. Amy Barnett, 88, who died this morning at Ft. Worth. Corley Funeral Home will direct the service, which will be at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel. Burial will be at Oak Grove cemetery in Kerens.

Mrs. Barnett was a native of Kerens and a member of the Baptist Church.

She is survived by one son, Elmo W. Barnett, Ft. Worth, one daughter, Mrs. D. G. Wilds, Ft. Worth; four sisters, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Barnett

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Amy Barnett, 88, who died Monday morning at Fort Worth. Rev. David Hale was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oak Grove cemetery in Kerens.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, four sisters, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

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Lula Lorena (May) Barnett
Sep 11, 1906 - Apr 16, 1990

Lorena Barnett

Lorena Barnett, 84, of Kerens, died April 16, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home with the Rev. Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

Survivors include two sisters, Minnie Parker and Eva Bruner, both of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Sanders, Cecil Parker, Dr. Gerald Parker, Glenn May, Dr. Skip Parker, Bill Parker and Jeff Saunders.

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Marilyn Faye (Norris) Adams
Jun 17, 1944 - Oct 8, 1988

Marilyn Faye Adams

Marilyn Faye Adams, 44, of Kerens, died Oct. 8 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Services were 2 p.m. Monday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. Gary Carruth officiating. Burial was in the Oak Grove cemetery.

She was born June 17, 1944 to Eugene Norris and Edna Mae Bradley. She owned Norris Ceramics Supply
Company in Dallas.

Survivors include her mother, Edna Mae Norris of Dallas; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Martha Norris of Nacogdoches; one step-brother and sister-in-law, Clyde and LaVern McClennan of Alexandria, Va.; four nieces, Catherin Norris and Caroline Norris of Nacogdoches, LaVern Betsch of San Rafael, Ca., and Jennifer Everett of Alexandria, Va.; one nephew, C. M. McClennan, Jr. of Sewickler, Pa.

Pallbearers were Hays Hoskins, Leroy Davis, Kenneth Scarbrough, James Perry, Henry Atkeisson, Ottis Spurlock, Glenn May and Howard Wilson.

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Arthur Thomas Andrus
Nov 13, 1880 - Jun 22, 1962

Arthur Andrus Rites Sunday

Final rites for Arthur T. Andus, 83, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley chapel.

Services were conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor of First Assembly of God church. Burial was in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Andus, who moved to Corsicana 25 years ago from Brazos county, died Thursday night at his home, 317 West Third avenue.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Andrus Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Berta Siegert, Bryan; Mrs. Bertha Ashmore and Mrs. Louise Ponder, both of Houston; Mrs. Delores Ivie, Corsicana, and Mrs. Wanda Goodwin, Dallas; a son, Asa Andrus, Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Katy McNair, Hearne; Mrs. Rosalie Clare and Mrs. Minnie Hudgins, both of Corsicana; a brother, Reuben Andrus, Conroe; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 25, 1962
  • h/o Ada Louise (Casey) Andrus and Ruby Leona (Fisher) Andrus; s/o R. Vorse Andrus & Irene (Jeffries) Andrus
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lonnie Campbell “Lon” Amonett
Jun 26, 1880 - Sep 9, 1949

Lonnie Amonett Funeral Is Held Here On Sunday

Funeral services for Lonnie Amonett, 69, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Oklahoma City Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Petty family cemetery in North Corsicana. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Roy Wade and Mrs. Clifford Goodart, both of Oklahoma City, and Miss Laurona Amonett, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. John Dyer and Mrs. Tom Franklin, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. William Anderson, Dallas; two brothers, E. T. Amonett, El Paso, and W. L. Amonett, Tucson, Ariz. and other relatives.

McCAmmon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Tuesday, September 13, 1949
  • 1st wife Laura C. (White) Amonett married Aug. 3, 1910 2nd wife Nellie May (Stephens) Amonett married Jul. 8, 1921 s/o William Lafayette Amonett and Matilda Frances (Sellers) Amonett
  • Petty’s Family cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jessie Mae (Smith) Hardaway
Aug. 5, 1888 - Feb. 24, 1976

Mrs. Hardaway

Services will be at 4 p.m. today at the Prairie Point Church for Mrs. Jessie Hardaway, 87, resident of Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday.

The Rev. James T. Davis will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Zeldia Tramel of Malakoff and Mrs. Muriel Albritton of Livingston; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Archie Tanner “Arch” Hardaway
May 12, 1890 - Aug. 5, 1975

A. T. Hardaway

Services will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Prairie Point Church in Bazette for Arch T. Hardaway, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died yesterday in Memorial Hospital.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home. Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate, and burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery. Masons will be in charge of graveside services. He was a member of the Kerens Masonic Lodge.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jessie Hardaway of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Zeldia Tramel of Malakoff and Mrs. Muriel Albritton of Livingston; seven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, a brother, George Hardaway of Cartlidge; a half sister, Mrs. Pearl Farmer of Waxahachie and a half brother, Lon McBride of Waxahachie.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Eunice Jestina (Albritton) Tramel
Sep 19, 1898 - Apr 22, 1980

Eunice Tramel

Kerens—Mrs. Eunice Tramel, 81, resident of Kerens, died Tuesday at a local nursing home.

Services were Thursday, 10 a.m. Bazette Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Singleton officiating. Burial followed at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Robert Tramel, of Kerens, Ray Tramel, of Athens, Hobson Tramel, of Bozier City, La. and Joe Tramel of Henderson; a sister, Mrs. J. H. McCurrin of Wichita Falls, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are H. D. Ballew, Bob Travel, Larry Wilbanks, Joe Brummett, Charlie Carrington, and Johnny Tramel.

Arrangements were with Paschal Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, May 1, 1980
  • w/o Robert Winket Tramel d/o Daniel Webster Albritton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Paralee (Patterson) Glass
Aug 28, 1907 - May 10, 1968

Mrs. J. T. Glass

KERENS (Spl)—Mrs. J. T. (Paralee) Glass, retired school teacher and librarian, died here Friday. She had been a Kerens resident about 25 years, and was a member of the Church of Christ here.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Paschal Funeral Home.

Surviving are her husband, J. T. Glass; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne D. Taylor, New London, Texas, and Mrs. Paul D. Ford, College Station; two grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. B. L. Meek, Monroe, La., and Mrs. F. W. Smith, Shreeveport, La.

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Hettie (Henry) Hopkins
Aug 23, 1889 - Oct 26, 1973

Mrs. Hopkins

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Hettie Hopkins, 84, Dallas, formerly of Corsicana, who died Friday in Dallas. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John C. Day of Richland; three sons, O. F. Hopkins, Fort Worth, and A. L. Hopkins. Sulphur Springs; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Thompson; and two brothers, Robert Henry and Jack Henry, all of Palestine.

Pallbearers will be Robert Cummins, W. W. Gibson, Frank Johnson, Ernest Jones, Homer Thompson, and Mark Jones.

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Willie May (Bailey) Glasgow
Aug 5, 1893 - Nov 8, 1929

Kerens Woman Dies In Local Hospital; Burial on Saturday

Mrs. Willie May Glasgow of Kerens, aged 35 years, died in the Navarro County Hospital Friday morning at 1 o’clock following a short illness, and the body was sent to Kerens Friday afternoon on the Cotton Belt train and the funeral services and burial will be at Kerens Saturday afternoon.

Mrs. Glasgow was brought to the hospital Monday night for an appendicitis operation.

Surviving are her husband, M. D. Glasgow, and four daughters.

The body was forwarded to Kerens by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Robert Dee Dozier
1902 (or 1892?)  - Jan. 17, 1982

Robert Dee Dozier

The funeral service of Robert Dee Dozier, of Corsicana which was scheduled for Wednesday at 3:30 p.m., was changed to a graveside service held Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the Prairie Point Cemetery with Rev. B. W. Johnson officiating. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Cora Dovie (Jamison) Faughn
Sep 22, 1909 - Aug 22, 1989

Cora Faughn

Cora Dovie Faughn, 79, of Corsicana, died Aug. 22, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Thursday at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs. Gary Johnson and Chuck Biscoe officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Point Cemetery. Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 22, 1909 in Limestone County. She was the daughter of William Parks Jamison and Donna Ristelle Followwell. She was a resident of Corsicana for the past 25 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackson Eugene Faughn in 1949.

Survivors include one son, Howard Eugene Faughn of Kerens; two daughters, Geneva Fade of Corsicana, and Teresa Berry of Pasadena, Texas; one foster son, David Lee Hamel of Blum, Texas; three brothers, J. P. Jamison of Houston, Gussie Jamison of Stephenville, and Richard Jamison of Athens; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael Todd Berry, Timothy Berry, Doyle Faughn, Brian Koliba, Mark Allen Hamel and Russell Hamel.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, August 23, 1989
  • w/o Jackson Eugene “Jack” Faughn married Feb. 8, 1928 d/o William Parks Jamison and Donie Ristell (Followwell) Jamison
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jackson Eugene “Jack” Faughn
Nov 11, 1904 - Feb 27, 1949

Funeral Services For Jack Faughn Monday Afternoon

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at Bazette for Jack Faughan, 47, who died at his home there late Sunday afternoon following a short illness.

Services were held at the Baptist Church in Bazette, with John A. Boyd, pastor, conducting the rites. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Faughn was survived by his wife, Cora; a son, Howard; two daughters, Geneva and Tressa, all of Bazette: father, Will Faughn, Kerens; three brothers; Home Faughn, San Antonio; Hugh Faughn, Kerens; and Z. O. Faughn, now employed in South America; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Norton, Houston; and Mrs. Hallie Arnett, Barry, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 28, 1949
  • h/o Cora Dovie (Jamison) Faughn married Feb. 8, 1928 s/o James William Faughn and Dora Tennessee (Cates) Faughn
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Donie Ristell (Followwell) Jamison
Sep 24, 1891 - Mar 18, 1976

Mrs. Jamison

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Donie R. Jamison, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Cora Faughn of Corsicana; four sons, Gussie G. Jamison and Allen Jamison both of Corsicana, Richard A. Jamison of Athens, and J. T. Jamison of Houston; 12 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jim Followwell of Brownwood and Ed Followwell of Mesquite; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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William Parks Jamison
Jul 9, 1891 - Sep 21, 1970

W. P. Jamison

W. P. Jamison, 79, a native of Georgetown, Texas and a retired farmer died Monday in Mel Haven Rest Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with interment in Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. B. W. Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of Corsicana, one daughter, Mrs. Cora Faughn, of Corsicana; four sons, Gussie of Corsicana, Allen of Powell, Richard of Athens, and J. P. Jamison of Pasadena; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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James William Faughn
Oct 11, 1864 - Jun 18, 1959

Veteran Dies VA Hospital

KERENS, June 20—(Spl)—James W. Faughn, 94, Spanish-American War veteran, retired farmer, died Thursday afternoon in the Veterans Administration hospital in Temple following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church here Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. He was a life-long resident of the Bazette community.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church, Corsicana, and Rev. Burt M. Gillis, pastor of the local Methodist congregation.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. G. R. Arnett, Route 1, Dresden, and Mrs. Irene Morton, LaPorte; three sons, H. T. Faughn, Houston, and Z. O. Faughn, Fauli, Arabia; 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Inmon will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 20, 1959
  • Spanish American War Veteran h/o Dora Tennessee (Cates) Faughn s/o James Faughn and Margaret (Peel) Faughn
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
     

Dora Tennessee (Cates) Faughn
Oct 19, 1869 - Oct 11, 1947

Sunday Rites For Mrs. Dora T. Faughn

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora T. Faughn, aged 78 years, pioneer resident of Kerens, who died at Uvalde Saturday morning were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of the Nazarene.

Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Rev. Northcutt conducted the rites.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Faughn, Kerens; six children, J. E. Faughn, Kerens; C. O. Faughn, South America; H. T. Faughn, Uvalde; Mrs. K. A. Morrison, LaPorte; Mrs. G. R. Arnett, Barry, and M. H. Faughn, Kerens, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Faughn, W. H. Faughn, Will Arnett, Horace Smith, Hugh Gordon, Jesse B. Gordon and Vernon Tramel.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Jack White Reed
Jun 13, 1902 - Dec 4, 1989

Jack Reed

Jack Reed, 87, of Kerens died Dec. 4, 1989, in Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, with the Rev. John Shipman officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, co-owned a business names “Three Reed Brothers” and was also in the dry good business.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lizzie Shelton, and a brother Willie Reed.

Survivors include his wife, Jewell Reed of Kerens; one daughter, Donna Congleton of Kerens; one son-in-law, Lyndle Congleton of Kerens; three grandchildren; one great-grandchilde; one brother, Tillman Reed of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Billy Shelton, Lary Reed, Jim Reed, Jimmy Kelley, Hays Hoskins and Sonny Bancroft.

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Ricky Lee Dozier
Jun 6, 1963 - Jul 31, 1969

Dozier Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel for six-year-old Ricky Lee Dozier Rt. 1, Rice, who died Thursday afternoon after being struck by an auto on Interstate Hwy. 45. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Dozier, three sisters, two brothers, a grandmother, great-grandfather and other relatives.

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Fred Lee Hulan, Sr.
Oct 8, 1898 - Nov 24, 1971

Fred Hulan

Services were to be today at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church for Fred Lee Hulan, 73. Burial was to be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

A resident of Kerens for almost 50 years, Hulan was a member of the First Baptist Church. He was in the farming and cattle business.

Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Barnett Hulan; one son, Henry D. Hulan, of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. O. L. Lockhart of Kerens, and Mrs. Richard H. Weed, Jr., of Harlington, nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and one sister, Miss Ruby Hulan of Dallas.

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Fred Lee Hulan, Jr.
Sep 4, 1929 - Mar 14, 1930

Little Child Dies In Local Hospital

Fred Hulan, six-months-old son of Mr. And Mrs. Fred Hulan of Kerens, died in the Navarro clinic at 12:30 o’clock Friday morning with pneumonia and the body was taken to Kerens where the funeral services were held and interment made Friday afternoon.

The little child was brought to the clinic late Thursday afternoon.

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John Thomas Neal
Dec 13, 1914 - Jan 26, 1970

John T. Neal Dies Monday

John Thomas Neal, 55, a resident of Houston, died Monday in Memorial after a short illness. He was a railroad employe.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. The rites will be conducted by Ellis Holden with interment in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife of Houston; his parents—L. G. Neal of Houston and Frankie Lou Neal of Corsicana; two sons T. D. Neal of Houston and Gray Neal Corsicana; one stepson, Dickie Tidwell of Fort Worth; two brothers, Domice Neal of Houston, and Elvin Neal of Dallas, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Alvin Inmon, Stafford Cunningham, Robert Earley, D. F. Fields, and Homer Wasson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, January 27, 1970
  • 1st wife Kathlene (Wooley) Neal 2nd wife Jonnie Evelyn (Arnett) Tidwell-Gilliam-Neal buried in Kerens City Cemetery s/o Lester Graham Neal & Frankie Lois (Evans) Neal
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Frankie D. Sharpe
Nov 21, 1892 - Apr 15, 1969

Frankie D. Sharpe

KERENS (Spl.)—Frankie D. Sharpe, who had resided in Kerens about two years, died at his home Wednesday. He lived most of his life in Canton. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a farmer.

Services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate and burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eunice Sharpe of Kerens; two brothers, Ross of Mabank and Jack of Shreveport, La.; three sisters, Mrs. Audie Randall of Kaufman, Mrs. Iyone Hartgrove of Shreveport, and Mrs. Orec Davis of Dallas.

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Jewell (Deskin) Reed
Apr 29, 1905 - May 1, 1994

Jewell Reed

Jewell Reed, 89, of Kerens, died May 1, 1994, in Kerens.

Funeral services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at Paschal Funeral Home, with the Rev. Claude Davison officiating. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery.

She is a member of the Firs United Methodist Church. She was owner and operator of Reed’s Dry Good Store.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Reed, and two brothers, Roy and Ted Deskin.

Survivors include one daughter, Donna Congleton of Kerens; two grandsons, Anthony Congleton of Canton and Alan Congleton of Kerens; one granddaughter, Alisa South of Cedar Creek; three great-grandchildren, Adrianne, Austin and Casey Congleton, all of Canton; and four sisters, Jessie Gafford and June Humphries, both of Dallas, Billie Travis of Corsicana and Amma Dee Garrett of Brownsville.

Pallbearers were Robert Reed, Otis Ray Spurlock, Wayne Kittley, Glenn May, Billy Shelton, Larry Reed, Jim Reed and Ryan South.

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Henry Abner Barnett
Apr 22, 1872 - Jan 29, 1933

BAZETTE.

BAZETTE, Feb. 2,--(Spl.)

Henry Barnett, a long time resident of Bazette, but who had made his home in Kerens for the past several years, died at his home there Saturday night, and was buried in the Prairie Point Cemetery Monday afternoon.

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Dillard Earl Ellington
Oct 16, 1927 - Aug 17, 2013

Dillard Earl Ellington, 85, of Corsicana, passed away at his residence on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 with his family at his side.

He was born on Oct. 16, 1927, in Corsicana to Sidney Erroll Ellington and Hattie Ramsey Ellington.

Dillard graduated from Rice High School and served in the U.S. Army Engineers. He married Joan Burdine on Nov. 29, 1953, at the Tupelo Methodist Church. Dillard worked at United States Gypsum in Corsicana for 30 years and was the maintenance supervisor. He was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Dillard loved his family and was a very loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Jack Ellington and Ed Ellington.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Joan of Corsicana; his daughters; Marianne Kreason and husband Tom of Richardson, and Susan Drum of Littleton, Colo. Dillard is also survived by his grandchildren, Becky Kinnibrugh and husband Kelly of Seymour, Kaplen Perez and Kalen Parez of Austin; and great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kelsey Kinnibrugh of Seymour.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday , Aug. 20, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Bo Loftis officiating and a “Special Message” from Brig. General Charles Bailey. Interment will follow at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Tom Kreason, Kaplen Perez, Kelly Kinnibrugh, Tyler Kinnibrugh, Pat Ellington and Pete Ellington.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Bradley and Cody Herod and the men of Wesley United Methodist Church.

The family wishes to thank Cedar Lake Hospice for all their love and care .

Memorials may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alvastene Crooks
Oct 17, 1919 - Mar 1, 1979

Mrs. Crooks

Funeral for Mrs. Alvastene Crooks, 58, a former Corsicana resident who died Thursday in a Fort Worth Hospital, will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Calhoun Funeral Home. Brother Thomas Mulinex of the Central Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses will officiate, with burial in Woodland Cemetery.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Alter Lee Blaine of Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Monig and Mrs. Barbara Robinson, both of Fort Worth; one nephew, James Wynne of Corsicana; and other relatives.

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Leon Hughes
1932 - Jan 8, 1981

Leon Hughes

Leon Hughes, of Corsicana, died Thursday at the Olin E. Teague Veteran Center in Temple. He was 49.

Service is 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ. Burial in Woodland Cemetery. A wake service is planned for 7 p.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

He is survived by seven daughters, four sons, 20 grandchildren, mother Mrs. Minnie Alice Manning, of Corsicana, sisters Mrs. Jewel Williams, of Dallas, and Mrs. Fannie Hughes, of Corsicana, and brother J. B. Hughes, of Corsicana.

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Alius Rickard
Feb 24, 1919 - Apr 25, 1980

Alius Rickard

Alius Rickard, 61, native of Corsicana was pronounced dead on arrival to Navarro County Memorial Hospital Friday.

Quiet hour was Sunday, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Services were Monday, 2 p.m. Scott Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Paul Curry, Second Mission Baptist Church pastor, officiated.

Burial was at Woodland Cemetery.

He was a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Verna Mae Rickard; four daughters, Mrs. Maxcine Powell, Mrs. Maxcine Jean Smith, Mrs. Vivian Dianne Harris and Miss Sharon Jones; one son, Herman Jones; ; one step-sister, Mrs. Annie Jessie; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, May 1, 1980
  • h/o Verna Mae (unk) Rickard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Bonnie Mae (Curry) Hines
Nov 14, 1909 - Feb 14, 1980

Mrs. Hines

Services were at 11 a.m. Saturday for Mrs. Bonnie Mae Hines at the Scott Funeral Chapel. Rev. R. L. Jones officiated with burial following in Woodland Cemetery.

She was a native of Limestone County and resident of Corsicana. She died Thursday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Survivors include a son, Ruebing Hines, Jr. of Ferris; her mother, Mrs. Bethina Govan of Corsicana; three brothers, William Curry and Rev. Paul Curry both of Corsicana, and Joseph Curry of Ft. Worth; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • w/o Ruebing Hines, Sr.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ed, do we have a Black Dawson cemetery or do they bury blacks in the Dawson cemetery?


Joshua Matthews
Jun 19, 1896 - Oct 21, 1973

J. Matthews

Funeral services for Joshua Matthews, 77, Dawson, were held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Hopewell Baptist Church in Dawson. The Rev. Cagan Kise of Lancaster officiated. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery under direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.

Surviving are his widow, five step-children, two brothers and other relatives.

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Mollie Elder
Sep 2, 1880 - Jan 1, 1979

Mrs. Elder

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at Second Mission Baptist Church for Mrs. Mollie Elder, 90, who died Monday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

The Rev. Paul Curry, pastor, officiated with burial following at Silent Grove Cemetery at Chennysboro.

Arrangements were with Calhoun Funeral Home.


Survivors include a sister and several nieces and nephews including Arthur Jones of Corsicana.

Notes:

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

Elmira (Killion) Keith
Apr 3, 1911 - Feb 12, 1980

Mrs. Keith

Services were at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Eastside Church of Christ for Mrs. Elmira Keith who died Tuesday.
W. W. Wilmore officiated, with burial in Chatfield Community Cemetery, Chatfield.

She was a lifetime resident and native of Navarro County, and was married to Carter Keith who preceded her in death.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law Mrs. Annie B. Keith, both of Corsicana; step-mother Mrs. Elvira Killion of Corsicana; three granddaughters, one grandson, five great-grandsons, one great-granddaughter, three sisters, Mrs. Velma Belfour of McKinney, Mrs. Norma Lee Ward, of Ft. Worth, and Mrs. Etta Tankersley, of Corsicana; two brothers, Robert Killion of Omaha, Neb., and Mr. Earl Killion, of McKinney, nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Thursday, Feb 21, 1980
  • w/o Carter Keith married Aug. 4, 1927
  • The death certificate says Chatfield Community Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Thomas Leolden "Dock" Turner
Sept 15, 1935 - Aug 11, 2013

Thomas Leolden “Dock” Turner, 77, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Aug.
11, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born Sept. 15, 1935 in Roane, and attended G. W. Jackson High School. He accepted Christ at an early age and united with Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Later he joined Bethany Baptist Church. In the later years of his life, he joined Taylor Memorial COGIC, where he served as a faithful and active member. His livelihood was maintained at the Cotton Mill, Collin Street Bakery and the Brick Yard.

Dock was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. and Mrs. T. A. Turner; sister, Dorothy Turner Jones; and twin brothers Ardie and Tardie Turner.

He is survived by three brothers, Elbert Alexander Turner and Robert Earl Turner, both of Corsicana, and W. Leo Daniel Turner of Dallas; three sisters, Ruby Irena Turner Williams (Marshall), Frances Marie Turner Crittendon, and Ella May Turner Humphrey, all of Corsicana. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home Chapel, and from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18,
2013 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

Funeral service will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2105 E. Jones, Corsicana with Pastor Alfred Cox officiating.

Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana with pallbearers Min. Clarence Horn, Kelvin Powers, Gregory Stewart, David Coleman, Larry Wilson and Charles Williams.

Honorary pallbearers will be Elijah Crittendon, Roderick Humphrey, Elbert Turner, Robert Turner, Leo Daniel Turner, and Marshall Williams.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Jackie McDade
abt 1942 - Aug 14, 2013

Jackie McDade, 71, Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at Baylor Hospital, Dallas. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18,
2013 at the Open Door Church Of God In Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.




 

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Karen Denise (Nelson) Hambrick
Feb 10, 1953 - Aug 8, 2013

Karen Denise Nelson Hambrick, 60, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Feb. 10, 1953 in Corsicana to John and Joy Nelson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eddie Hambrick and her, father John Nelson.

Denise is survived by her children, Rebecca Joy and Michael Edward Hambrick of Corsicana; her mother, Joy Nelson of Corsicana; brothers and sister-in-laws, Wayne and Judy Nelson, Billy and Pat Nelson of Corsicana, John and Rosemary Nelson of Katy; sisters, Lynette and Gary Bailey of Mesquite, Patresa Bolton of Princeton, Vicki Farmer of Corsicana; numerous nieces and nephews; her aunts and uncle, Pearl Garza, Billie Jordan, Conley and Raquel Congleton; numerous cousins, church family and more special friends who were like family than anyone could ever imagine.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at St. John's Episcopal Church Corsicana.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. John's Episcopal Church Missions.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robbie Nell (Brown) Carr
Apr 11, 1939 - Aug 11, 2013

The Angel of Silence answered the call of Robbie Nell Brown Carr on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at Vitas Hospice, Irving, and united her with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Ending her life here on earth at age 74, and giving her a new beginning of a life everlasting with her Father in heaven. She was born in the Drane Community in Navarro County, Texas on April 11, 1939 to L. C. Brown and Robbie Townsel Brown. Her father preceded her in death. She met and married Dan Carr, Jr. he preceded her in death.

Robbie received her formal education in the Dawson School District at G.W. Carver, and graduated High School at G. W. Carver. She went off to college after high school to Butler College in Tyler, where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree. She furthered her studies at Prairie View A&M University where she received a Master of Education Degree.

She was a dedicated and devoted educator, spending countless hours preparing engaging lessons for her students. She began her teaching career in 1960 in Ennis, and also taught school at the G. W. Carver High School in Dawson. After moving to Dallas in 1965 she was employed in the Personnel Department at Bishop College (1965-1967) and continued her teaching from 1967-1971 at the James Madison High School; (1971-1972) at the W.W. Samuel High School; and from 1972 until her retirement at the W. H. Adamson High School. She was a member of several city and state teacher organizations, including the Texas State Teachers Association, Class Room Teacher of Dallas, Dallas Office Education of Teachers, American Vocational Association, Prairie View Alumni Association, the G. W. Carver Alumni, and the South Dallas Business and Professional Women. Robbie’s teaching career spanned over 45 years teaching in the Dallas Independent School District and Dawson School District. She was a source of guidance and inspiration to many. To her students she was ever remembered for her affectionate but stern nature.

Robbie came to know the Lord at a young age at the Love Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Corsicana, serving in many capacities to include singing in the choir and Oratorical Speaker. After moving to Dallas, she united with the Greater Memorial Missionary Baptist Church in 1969 under the leadership of the late Rev. G. W. Sneed. She remained a faithful and active member of the Greater Memorial Seasoned Saints.
Robbie was blessed with many talents and gifts to include, a singer, speaker, writer, teacher and counselor. She was a friend to all with a “BIG HEART.”

Survivors include: Her loving mother, Robbie Bailey of Corsicana; special loving companion of 32 years, Bobby Spring of Dallas; two brothers, James Brown (Eloise) of Stockton, Calif., L. C. Brown, Jr. (Martha) of Corsicana; five sisters, Bobbie D. Jackson (N. J.), Sandra Pitts (John), Ethel Mitchell (Willie) all of Corsicana, Rosel Story (Don) of Stockton, Calif., and Vanessa Skinner (Vernon) of Dallas; several nieces and nephews including Jennifer Azua, Jackie Garrett III, Zealand McFadden, Leonard Brown and Tiffany Sneed; great nieces and nephews; cousins, other relatives and friends and the Greater Memorial and Love Chapel Church Family.

Visitation will be 1 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Greater Memorial Missionary Baptist Church, located at 2022 Hudspeth Avenue, Dallas, Texas with Pastor Danny Cox and Pastor David E. Wilson officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. The G. W. Carver Alumni will serve as Pallbearers.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Melvin Howard Hurley
May 10, 1941 - Aug 13, 2013

Melvin Howard Hurley, 72, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at his residence in Corsicana. He was born May 10, 1941, in Corsicana to parents Robert and Mattie Dale Hurley.

He was a mechanic employed with Ray’s Transfer Company for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Ann Hurley of Corsicana; son, Robert Hurley of Bay City; daughter, Tracy Shanks of Corsicana; grandsons, Zachary and Landon Hurley of Bay City, Jeffery Shanks of Austin, and Jordan Shanks of Corsicana; sisters, Mattie and Betty; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Rev. Floyd Petersen officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Grover Earl Raney
Dec 6, 1946 - Aug 15, 2013

Grover Earl Raney fought a courageous battle against lung cancer. Surrounded by loved ones he entered into rest and into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013.

Grover Earl Raney was born Dec. 6, 1946 in Ennis to Grover Raney and Oleta Arnett Raney. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1965 and entered the United States Army on March 7, 1966. In April 1967, he received the Commemoration Medal for the TET offence in Vietnam. He was in the Army Security Agency in PHU BAI. He served in Korea in 1968-69.
He received disability due to Agent Orange. His career in telecommunications ended with Nortel’s bankruptcy.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Grover and Oleta Arnett Raney, sister Rose Ann Raney, and grandparents Frank and Lena Arnett, Aaron G.
and Carrie Raney.

He is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Janice Davis Raney; two sons, Tony and Karen Davis of Blooming Grove, and Jeff and Kathy Davis of Eureka; grandchildren, Tony Wayne and Jessica Davis of Blooming Grove, Emily Davis of Blooming Grove and fiancé Dalton Smith, Chris Davis of Corsicana, Jacob Davis of Eureka and fiancé Samantha Dickerson, and James Davis of Eureka; and great-grandchildren Madison, Makenna and Mason Davis of Blooming Grove.

He is also survived by seven brothers, Ronnie and Theresa Raney of Waxahachie, Shelby and Laura Raney of Ft. Worth, Kenneth and Joyce Raney of Carrollton, Elton and Linda Raney and Henry Raney, all of Corsicana, Steven and Joni Raney of Waco, and Robert and Jackie Raney of Eustace; brother-in-law, Richard and Margie Talkington of Corsicana. Grover is survived by eight sisters, Charlotte and Mike Cordell of Denton, Joyce and Clyde Smalling of Prineville, Ore., Frankie and Michael Whisenant, Lena and Morris Farmer, Beth and Dean Ginn, Peggy Gunnels, Joy Bottoms and fiancé Frank Serrano, Audrey Raney and fiancé Nathan Harris, all of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Mary Kay and Gordon Chittenden of New Bransfuls. He is survived by three aunts, Joann Arnett Tomlin of Corsicana, Ethel Raney Stovall of Dallas, Mary Raney Stovall of Florida; and Uncle Roy and Jeannie Arnette of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2013 at Corley Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be nephews, James Raney, Chris Raney, Ryan Raney, David Thomas, Jared Smalling and Shawn Smalling.

Honorary pallbearers are sons and grandsons: Tony Davis, Jeff Davis, Tony Wayne Davis, Chris Davis, Jacob Davis, and James Davis.

Memorials may be made with the local American Cancer Society or the local chapters of Vietnam Veterans of America or Disabled American Veterans.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Frances Marie (Ramsey) Ellington
July 13, 1921 - Aug 13, 2013

Frances Marie Ellington, 92, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 at Warm Springs Hospital in New Braunfels. She was born July 13, 1921 in Bardwell to Clyde Homer and Myrtle Ramsey.

She lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was married to Charlie M. Ellington for 62 years and together they owned and operated Ellington Plumbing Company in Corsicana for almost 50 years.

Frances was a charter member of Second Avenue Missionary Baptist Church and she spent much of her time at the church and caring for others. She loved genealogy and was forever studying the family tree and researching her ancestry. She always had beautiful flowers in her garden and was especially fond of roses. She was an avid Texas Rangers fan.

Known as “Me maw” to her grandchildren, she was a strong lady that lived with dignity, compassion and understanding. She loved her family with all her heart.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, Lowell Ramsey; and her sister, Velma Black.

She is survived by her sons, Ocie Wayne Ellington and wife, Joy; and Garry Neil Ellington and wife, Joann. She is also survived by her grandchildren; Charles Ross Ellington and wife, Sarah, Gary Wayne Ellington, Holly Shea Ellington and Hannah Jade Ellington; and great-granddaughter, Isabella. Frances is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Nelson Galaway and Mr. Wayne Moody officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Curtis Holt, Morris Steward, Gene Gardner, Ronnie McNeil, Steve Tidwell, and David Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be Franklin Neal and Dick Singleton.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Marcella Christine (Tepfer) Campbell
July 27, 1935 - Aug 12, 2013

Marcella Christine Campbell, 78, of Athens passed away Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. She was born one of eight children on July 27, 1935 in Wichita Falls to Leroy Tepfer and and Sarah Roberts Tepfer.

Marcella accomplished an associates degree of Applied Arts in court reporting and worked in several cities including Mobile, Ala., New Orleans, La., Big Spring, Texas, and at the Navarro County Courthouse for a number of years in the early to late 1970s.

Marcella’s interests and hobbies included hugging grandchildren, as well as writing short stories and she had a keen ear for music. Her passion for writing never slowed down and until her untimely passing, she could still listen to a song and reproduce it on her piano without missing a note.

Marcella is survived by her loving husband, Edward Austin Campbell of Athens; four children, Carla Kelly of Duncanville, Gene Hobdy of Corsicana, David Basden of Eureka, and Amy Calame of McKinney, as well as four grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister, Verla Tepfer Lynn, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home chapel. Interment will follow at the Tehuacana Cemetery in Tehuacana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Harriet N. Harle

CORSICANA, TEXAS, Feb 5- Died at the residence of Hon. Marion Martin last evening. Mrs. Harriet N. Harle, aged 77 years. The deceased was the mother of Mrs. Marion Martin, R. B. Harle and J. R. Harle of this city.

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Feb 7, 1899

W. H. Summerlin
1890 - Nov. 30, 1921


CORSICANA, Dec. 2. -- The remains of W. H. Summerlin, 42. whose home was in Forth Fort Worth, reached here Thursday and were burled near Keens, this county. Deceased was on a to his uncle G. A. McElvaney, near Kerens, and was taken suddenly ill there Monday. McElvaney took him to Dallas and he died there Wednesday. He had a wife and one child.

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  • Fort Worth Star - Dec 2, 1921

--

Died in Dallas Yesterday.

W. H. Summerlin, a nephew of G. A. McElvaney of Rural Shade, died in a Dallas Sanitarium yesterday and the remains will be brought here today, and tonight they will be taken to Kerens and interred in the Long Prairie cemetery tomorrow. The home of the deceased was in North Fort worth where he has a wife and one child, and they came here today with the body. The deceased was on a visit to this uncle when he was taken violently ill and Mr. McElvaney took him to Dallas Tuesday and he died there at 11 o’clock yesterday morning.

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Danny M. Martin
Sept 7, 1955 - Aug 14, 2013

Danny M. Martin, 57, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at his residence in Corsicana.

Danny was born Sept. 7, 1955 in Jonesboro, Ark. to David and Lea Martin.

Danny lived most of his life in Corsicana. He owned and operated numerous oil-field related businesses.

Danny is survived by his daughters, Hayley, Chelsea and Morgan Martin; his mother, Lea Martin; and grandchildren, Adrian and Presley Martin.

Visitation will be 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

A memorial service for Danny will immediately follow the visitation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, with David Taylor officiating.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Chuck Smith
Sept 11, 1948 - Aug 14, 2013

Chuck Smith, 64, of Dawson, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013 at a Corsicana hospital. Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard. Arrangements under the direction of Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Chuck Smith, 64, of Dawson, passed away Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at a Corsicana hospital. Memorial services will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, August 17 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard.

Chuck was born September 11, 1948 in Junction to Carroll Ed and Bonnie (Parks) Smith. He lived in Midland for many years before moving to Hubbard where he owned and operated Chuck Smith Steel Yard. Chuck was a veteran having served his country in the Army during the Vietnam conflict.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Christy Smith; a brother, Walter Smith and two infant sons, Charles Hudkins Smith and Charles Bradley Smith.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Rees of Dawson; daughter, Stormy Lee Schuetz and husband, Kenneth of Gustine; two grandsons, Kenny Schuetz Jr. and Sam Schuetz; brother, Bill Smith and wife, Mae of Burnet; two sisters, Virginia Howle of Midland and Peggy Ragsdale and husband, Al of College Station and several nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.
 

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Gary Glen Acy
abt 1964 - Aug 10, 2013

Gary Glen Acy, 49, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013 at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church. Arrangements by Ross and Johson Mortuary.

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