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Peggy Joyce Broussard
Feb 9, 1930 - Jun 23, 2011

Mrs. Peggy Joyce Broussard, 81, passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011 surrounded by her family. She was born in Kerns, TX and a resident of Sulphur.

Mrs. Broussard was a florist for many years. She was a loving mother and grandmother and she will be dearly missed by her loving family and all that knew her.

Mrs. Broussard is survived by her two sons, Scott Davis Broussard, Randy Charles Broussard and wife Judy all of Sulphur; daughter-in-law, Jennifer K. Broussard of Sulphur; 5 grandchildren, Quinton, Ty, Melissa, Melinda, and Jenna.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elton Joseph Broussard; son, Mark Anthony Broussard.

Cremation is entrusted to Johnson Funeral Home.

She will be laid to rest with her family at a later date at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerns, TX.

Elonzo Reddin Carpenter
Aug 5, 1901 - Feb 22, 1959

Elonzo R. Carpenter
Funeral services for Elonzo Reddin Carpenter, 57, of 3712 Odessa, a retired Dallas fireman, were held this week in Canton, Van Zandt County. Burial was in Prairie Mound Cemetery [sic], Navarro County.
Carpenter died Sunday in a Dallas hospital after a heart attack.
He was born in Henderson County. He had been a resident of Dallas for the last 21 years serving 20 years with the fire department. Since his retirement he had worked with the Dallas Police Department. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, E. R. Carpenter, Jr. of St. Louis. Mo.; two daughters, Mrs. C. L. Audibert of New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Johnnie Fay Sheppherd of Houston; two brothers, Ed Carpenter of Canton and E. R. Carpenter of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Roxie Morgan of San Saba County, and five grandchildren.


Peter Sterling Carpenter
May 6, 1858 - May 28, 1928

Pioneer Settler of Navarro County Buried Thursday

Kerens- March 29
Starling Carpenter, pioneer settler, aged 70, died at his home in Buffalo, near here Wednesday morning at 7;30 o'clock, following a short illness. He had been in poor health several years. Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church at Bazette, Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. Rivers Cartlidge of Athens, assisted by Rev. W A Corken of the Kerens Baptist Church conducting the last sad rites.
Burial was made in the Prairie Point Cemetery.
Mr Carpenter was born in Houston, Mississippi, May 6, 1858, and came to Texas at the age of 16 years. He first settled in Limestone County, later coming to Navarro County and settled at Buffalo in 1882. He was married to Mrs P Banks January 31, 1886 and together they had made their home in Buffalo since that time.
He is survived by his wife and three sons, J V Carpenter, Topeka, Kansas; Purdom Carpenter, New York City; Ama Carpenter, Teague; four step-children, J P Banks, Kerens; Miss Mina Banks, Mrs Sam West and Z T Banks, all of Powell; Four grandchildren and eleven step-grandchildren, also survive the deceased 

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Doris Evelyn (Hales) Connally
Feb 26, 1923 - Nov 1, 2011

Doris Evelyn Hales Connally, 88, of Tyler, formerly of Amarillo, died Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2011.

Graveside services were Thursday in Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements are by Stewart Family Funeral Home of Tyler.

Mrs. Connally was born Feb. 26, 1923, in Barry to William Oscar and Audrey Lou McClintock Hales. She lived in Amarillo for 58 years before moving to Tyler.

Mrs. Connally was retired from the banking industry.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Walter Connally; a stepdaughter, Linda Whetsell and husband Joe of Tyler; a stepdaughter-in-law, Sharon Connally of Mustang, Okla.

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  • Amarillo Globe-News, Nov. 6, 2011. 

Alta LaVada "Vada" (Smith) Crocker
Jan 31, 1892 - Aug 31, 1955

Mrs. Vada Crocker

CORSICANA, Texas. - Rites for Mrs. Vada Crocker, 63, longtime Bazette resident who died in Dallas, were held from the Griffin Chapel Friday with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. Vera L. Arnold, Mexia; Mrs. Dovie Price, Houston; Mrs. Dimple Shipley and Mrs. Susa Reagan, both of Dallas; Mrs. Opal Keele of California, and Mrs. Agnes Graves, Kerens; six sons, Ottis Dyer, Texarkana; Aubrey Dyer, Gilmer; Ernest Crocker and Marvin Crocker, both of Tyler; Bill Crocker, Fort Worth, and Thomas A. Crocker of California; 31, grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. W.C. Driggers, Grapevine, and two brothers, Clyde Smith, Dallas, and Clarence Smith, Shreveport.

Sept 3, 1955 


John Wesley Westbrook
May 1, 1837 - Nov 21, 1916

DIED AT KERENS.

Jno. W. Westbrook Died Last Night at Brother’s Residence.

John W. Westbrook, for many years a resident of Navarro county, aged 74 years, died at the home of his brother, G. M. Westbrook, in Kerens, last night following a stroke of paralysis some days ago while visiting in Beaumont, and the remains were interred at Prairie Point Cemetery this afternoon.

The deceased lived on his farm in the Westbrook community, east of here, and was one of the county’s best known citizens. He is survived by six grown children, one brother, G. M. Westbrook, president of the First State Bank at Kerens, and one sister, Mrs. Jas. Holland, of Waco.

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Mable Claire (Ingram) Poston
Jan 20, 1896 - Feb 20, 1967

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Poston

TRINIDAD –(Spl)—Funeral services for Mrs. L. C. Poston of Trinidad, who died in Kingsville Monday, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Methodist church here with burial in the Kerens City Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Otis Brown.

The body arrived from Kingsville early Wednesday afternoon.

Mrs. Poston operated a grocery store here for a number of years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Paul Jones, Kingsville; a brother, W. P. Ingram, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. J. K. Bradley, Rice, and Mrs. Bailey Ratliff, Llano, and three grandchildren.

Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens directs.

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Tillman Andrews
Aug 17, 1903 - Jan 19, 1973

Tillman Andrews

Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church for Tillman Andrews, 69, of Corsicana, who died Friday. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery.

Scott Funeral Home will direct.

Survivors include his widow, two sons, two step-sons, five sisters, three brothers, three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

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Ossie Lee Clifton
Nov 1, 1906 - Feb 12, 1984

Ossie Lee Clifton

Mrs. Ossie Lee Clifton, 77, of Corsicana died Sunday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wilgo Baptist Church with the Rev. B. G. McDade officiating. The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

Mrs. Clifton was a deaconess and treasurer of the Mission Society. She was married to Cephus Clifton Sr. on Jan. 3, 1922.

Survivors include four daughters, Johnnie McHamlett and Verma Ellison of San Antonio; one son, Cephus Clifton, Jr. of Victoria; two sisters Doretha Lowe and Opal Dudley, both of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Grady Willliams, Jr., David Williams, Clifton Williams, James Clifton, Elwyn Caldwell, Robert Patrick, Joe Blaylock, Daryl Williams and Luther Baker.

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Otis Clyde Anglin
Dec 3, 1903 - Mar 7, 1983

Clyde Anglin

Clyde Anglin, 79, retired barber and rancher, died Monday night in Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. T. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the Richland Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Judy Anglin, Corsicana; three daughters, Barbara Thompson, Richland, Alma McKenzie, Dallas, and Clidenne Massengale, Houston; three step-daughters, Betty McCulloch and Dorothy Kirk, both of Odessa, and Bertha Brady, Carrollton; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Allyn Anglin and Bill Anglin, both of Angus; and three sisters, Effie Gregory, Corsicana, Odessa Jalvffa, Houston, and Minnie Lee Glass, Angus.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 8, 1983
  • 1st wife Marie Sue (Fitzgerald) Anglin 2nd wife Judy (unk) Anglin s/o John Dandy Anglin, Sr. and Minnie Lee (McGee) Anglin
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Levi Edward Giles
Feb 20, 1931 - Jan 14, 2000

Levi Edward Giles
Levi Edward Giles, 68, of Hewitt, formerly of Denton, died Friday, Jan 14, 2000 at his home.

Services were 1:30 p.m. today at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Marshall and John Hill officiating. Graveside services will be 4 p.m. today at Hamilton Beemon Cemetery in Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Greg Giles, Darel Giles, Phil Rickey, Steve Nevill, Larry Heathcoat and Dan Thomas.

Mr. Giles was born Feb. 20, 1931 in Dawson, the youngest of 10 children born to Columbus Russell and Maudie Giles. He grew up in Corsicana, and graduated from Corsicana High School, Navarro College, and North Texas State University. He was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the U. S. Army. Mr. Giles married Billie Jo Ragan Feb. 11, 1955 in Corsicana. He retired from Sears in Denton in 1992 with 37 and ½ years service. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hewitt. He was also a member of Stanfield Masonic Lodge No. 217, a Past Worthy Patron of OES Chapter No. 259 and a member of VFW Post No. 2205, all in Denton.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Ragan Giles of Hewitt; son and daughter-in-law, Joe Edward and Daphne Vandever Giles of Waco; brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell Giles of Andrews, John Frank and Edna Giles of Houston, and Richard and Leona Giles of Corsicana; his wife’s sister and brother-in-law, Doylene and Ed Nevill of Trinidad; two sister-in-law, Katherine Giles of Chandler and Mary Giles of Longview; and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home of Waco.

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Sarah Frances (Byram) Owen-Szenasy
Dec 12, 1898 - Jul 13, 1983

Mrs. Sarah Owen Szenasy

Mrs. Sarah Owen Szenasy, 84, of Corsicana died Wednesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Claude Holcomb and the Rev. George Merriman will officiate. Burial will be in Hamilton Beemon Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, James Owen and Robert Owen, both of Corsicana, Billy Joe Owen of Lake Jackson, and Gerrel Owen of Waco; one sister, Mary Lee Yarbrough of Corsicana; one step-son, Tony Szenasy of Seminole; 13 grandchildren; ; 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

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Marguerite Walle
Mar 22, 1932 - Jun 20, 1933

LITTLE CHILD DIED LATE TUESDAY; WAS BURIED WEDNESDAY

Marguerite Walle, age one year, who died at the home of her parents, 726 South Twelfth street at 6 p.m. Tuesday, was buried in the Catholic cemetery at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon. She was survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Selso Walle, and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral services were conducted by Manuel Adame, pastor of the Presbyterian Mission.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Joe Castillo
Mar 19, 1933 - Jul 27, 1933

Baby Was Buried Friday Morning In Catholic Cemetery

Funeral services for Joe Castillo, 301 East Ninth Avenue, who died Thursday morning at 11 o’clock at the family home were held Friday morning at 8:30 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The services were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Richard Castillo; and a sister, Wiley Castillo, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Ellis Parga
abt. May 12, 1933 - abt. Jun. 5, 1933

Baby Buried Monday In Catholic Cemetery

Ellis Parga, aged one month and 25 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Parga, died at the family residence, corner South Second street and East Fourteenth avenue, Monday morning at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Catholic cemetery.

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

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Edith L. (Ivie) Stephenson
Aug 2, 1926 - Jan 15, 2000

Edith Stephenson

Edith Stephenson, 73, of Purdon passed away Saturday, Jan. 15, 2000 in Purdon.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bobby Cave and Dr. James M. Reed officiating. Interment will be at Campbell-Elrod Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Daniell, Donnie Foster, Butch Freeman, Ben Fulcher, Oscar McCrory, Russell Pruitt, and Ed Williams.

She was born Feb. 8, 1926 in Drane, Texas. Mrs. Stephenson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star. Ridgley Chapter, in Fort Worth. She was active in the Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in White Settlement, and a member of the WNU at Normandale Baptist Church in White Settlement.

Mrs. Stephenson is survived by her husband, Warren Stephenson of Purdon; daughter, Dana Stephenson Daniell of Weatherford; son, Tony Lynn Stephenson of Weatherford; four sisters, Pearl Bates of Dallas, Sula Ward of Silver City, Kathryn Hodges of Grandview, and Joann Freeman of Mart; two brothers, James M. Ivie of Corsicana and Arnold L. Ivie of Houston; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Almar Allen Holt
Oct 21, 1889 - Jul 9, 1966

Allen Holt Of Dawson Dies

Funeral services for Allen Holt, 76, Route 1, Dawson, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday afternoon, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Stephen L. Love, pastor, assisted by Rev. Joe Worley.

Surviving are his wife, Route 1, Dawson; two sons, Milton Holt, Seguin, and James Holt, El Campo; a daughter, Mrs. Martha Payne, Dallas; 11 grandchildren, a brother, C. F. Holt, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Gable, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wayne Allard, B. D. Hubbard, A. B. Graham, Edwin Davis, Norman Summers, Clyde Roloff, Neil Clark and Dan Griffin.

Griffin directed.

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Gladys Pearl (Tadlock) Ivie-Chasteen-Mears
Mar 19, 1913 - Feb 14, 1984

Gladys Pearl Mears

TEAGUE—Gladys Pearl Mears, 70, of Teague died Tuesday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Lawrence-Ricks Funeral Home in Teague. A graveside service will follow at Dawson Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Herrin officiating at both ceremonies.

Mrs. Mears was a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church and had grown up in the Dawson-Navarro Mills area.

Survivors include her husband, J. D. Mears of Teague; two daughters, Roxie Jordon of Teague and Patsy Honza of Bardwell; four sons, Luther Ivie of Mesquite, Ronnie Chasteen of Teague, Donnie Chasteen of Hubbard and Pete Chasteen of Dawson; four sisters, Edna French of Purdon, Mary Ivie of Corsicana, Johney Ray Baker of Corsicana and Fannie Michael of Corsicana; 19 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Andrew Flemming, John K. Smith, Audis Henson, W. G. McAdams, Leonard Hill and Walter Harrison.
Honorary pallbearers are Mason Thomas and Fred Owens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, February 15, 1984
  • 1st husband John Ray Tadlock 2nd Perry Chasteen 3rd J. D. Mears; d/o John Luther “Boss” Tadlock & Virgie Dee (Hodges) Tadlock
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Silas Mercer Vernon
Mar 28, 1858 - Mar 11, 1953

Services Friday For S. M. Vernon

Funeral services for S. M. Vernon, 94, former Navarro county resident, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 11 a.m. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. He died at Burkburnett Wednesday.

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

Surviving are his wife of Burkburnett; two sons, E. R. Vernon, Burkburnett; and Alvin Vernon, Ralls; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle McDonald and Mrs. Chattie Mann, both of Burkburnett; Mrs. Velma Davis, Electra: Mrs. Robert Clarkston, Kerens; Mrs. Terrell Montfort, Roane, and Mrs. Lucile Raney, Red Oak; 22 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Kenneth and Eddie Vernon, George Davis, Joseph Lee Mann, James Eddie McDonald and Chester F. Mann.

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Rachael (McQuary) Vernon
Oct 7, 1876 - Jan 4, 1958

Mrs. S. M. Vernon Services Monday

Mrs. S. M. Vernon, 81, native of Navarro county, resident of Burkburnett for 12 years, died Saturday at Burkburnett.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Coffey, Jr., pastor of the Central Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, E. R. Vernon, Burkburnett, and Alvin Vernon, Ralls; six daughters, Mrs. Myrtle McDonald and Mrs. Chattie Mann, both of Burkburnett, Mrs. Velma Davis, Electra; Mrs. Lucille Roney, Red Oak; Mrs. R. V. Clarkston, Midland, and Opal Montfort, Corsicana; 36 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandaughter, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

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Cecil E. Fortner
Mar 23, 1892 - Mar 26, 1959

C. E. Fortner Rites Saturday

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Funeral home in Kerens at 10 a.m. Saturday for C. E. Fortner, 67, retired Navarro county farmer, who died Thursday after an extended Illness.

He was a native of Navarro county and had lived in the Richland community 18 years prior to his moving to Kerens one year ago. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

J. B. Tomlinson will conduct the services. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. E. B. Rhea of Hillsboro and Mrs. Jack Funk of Oklahoma City; three sons, Cedric Fortner of Waynesville, Mo., and Tom and Clayton Fortner, both of Elizabeth, N. J.; one brother, A. C Fortner of Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Jodie Ward of Kerens, Mrs. John Mayo of Kerens,. Mrs. C. Moore of Roane and Mrs. A.E. Bittner of Purdon; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

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Ret. Maj. Ralph Edwin Dudley
June 13, 1930 - Aug 30, 2013
 

Retired Major Ralph E. Dudley of the United States Air Force, passed away Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, with his family by his side at the age of 83.

He was born June 13, 1930, to Virgil and Ethel Dudley. He served 20 years in the United States Air Force.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Virgil and Ethel Dudley; and brother, Donald Dudley.

Survivors include his wife, Laverne Dudley; daughter, Bambi Offield and husband Dan; grandchildren, Joshuah Offield, Jacob Offield and Taylor Mooneyhan.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, at Calvary Worship Center with Gary Johnston officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Johnson, Jamil Johnson, Frank “Bo” Murphey, Jimmy D. Coker, Taylor Mooneyhan, Joshua Offield, Jake Offield and Neal Ivie.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Eleanor "Honey" (Chambliss) O'Neal
July 4, 1925 - Aug 27, 2013

Eleanor “Honey” O'Neal, 88, formerly of Corsicana, died Aug. 27, 2013 at her home in Tyler.

Honey was born July 4, 1925 in Corsicana to Lloyd and Kathryne Chambliss. She lived her life as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 59 years, former Justice of the Peace G. W. (Dub) O'Neal and daughter-in-law Carole Henderson O'Neal of Houston.

Honey is survived by her four children, Jim O'Neal of Houston, Kathy Smith and husband Johnny P. Smith of Jacksonville, Kathy Ellis Rose of Tyler and Bill O'Neal and wife, Kathy of Tyler.

She is also survived by grandchildren Dr. Jeffrey P. Smith and wife Monica of Tyler, Lisa Mills of Houston, Laura Hall and husband Robert Hall of Spring, Stephen O'Neal and wife Melissa, Zach O'Neal and wife Allison, all of Tyler, Kristi Nance and husband Jason of Plano, and Amanda Weaver and husband Ben of Frisco.

Her life was blessed with 14 great-grandchildren and 5-year-old Emily Mills completed the fifth generation.

Honey provided abundant love and care for her family over these five generations. She was deeply loved and respected by all who knew her.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at 11a.m. Location will be Lanes Chapel Methodist Church, Tyler with Rev. Stephen O'Neal officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Lanes Chapel Methodist Church Youth Ministry, Tyler, Texas.

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Stacy (Humphries) Foster
July 6, 1969 - Aug 27, 2013

Stacy Humphries Foster passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013.

Stacy was born in Clovis, N. M., on July 6, 1969, while her father, Homer D. Humphries Jr. was stationed there for the U.S. Air Force. They returned to Corsicana two times in 1971 where Stacy and her sister and best friend, Dee Dee, grew up. Stacy was a big hearted person who would help whenever or wherever she could. She loved animals and was a big fan of rock music.

She was preceded in death by her father, Homer D. Humphries Jr., and grandfather, Homer D. Humphries Sr.

Survivors include her sons, Anthony and Austin Foster; sister, Dee Dee Goff and Chelsea Alex; brother, Homer D. Humphries III; stepmother, Sally Jean Humphries; grandmother, Emma G. Humphries; aunt and uncle, Ole and Judy Olsen; and cousins, Holli Olsen Loper, Bryan Olsen, and Amy Olsen DeVoll and their families.

The Humphries family wishes to say thank you to Larry Pittman for the love and care he gave to Stacy.

Stacy will be laid to rest in Oakwood Cemetery beside her beloved father and grandfather.

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Stacy Lynn Humphries Foster
Stacy Lynn Humphries Foster, 44, of Fort Worth passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Danny P. Reeves and the Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating.

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Willie Gene Brown
aka Willie Bernard Brown

Aug 17, 1945 - Aug 27, 2013

Elder Willie Gene Brown, 68, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. He was born Aug. 17, 1945 in Dallas, to the parentage of the late Robert Brown and Alvessie Jackson. He received his formal education in the G. W. Jackson School District and attended Navarro College in 1965. He later attended West Texas State University, Canyon, Texas. He was later drafted to the Washington Redskins football team.

He met and married Vergie Lee Adams and to this union four children were born; Gerald, Valorie, Willie Bernard, Jr., and Terrance. Willie was employed by the Corsicana State Home, where he retired after 25 years.
He was also employed at the Corsicana Jack-in-the-Box for 20 years.

Willie accepted the Lord in his life at an early age and united with the Taylor's Memorial Church Of God In Christ. He later joined the Love Chapel Baptist Church. He reunited with Taylor's Memorial in 1974 where he served as Assistant Pastor until his homegoing.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Birdie Jackson; mother, Alvessie Jackson; brother, Robert Brown, Jr., two sisters, Norma Jean McCoy and Barbara Ann White; and his eldest son, Gerald Brown.

Those left to cherish his memory are: His loving wife, Vergie Lee Adams Brown, daughter Valorie Brown Horn (Clarence); two sons, Willie Bernard Brown, Jr.and Terrance; one brother, Rudolph Brown (Diane), 16 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Linda Rogers; one aunt, Willie Pearl Lowe; two brothers-in-law, R. A. Adams (Shirley), and Charles Adams (Nina); one sister-in-law, Deniece McDonald (Preston); a host of nieces, nephews; and all the adopted children from the Corsicana State Home, cousins and many friends.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at the Taylors'
Memorial Church Of God In Christ located at 1624 G. W. Jackson Avenue.

Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Lifeline Fellowship Family Church located at 5301 West Hwy 31. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 29, 2013
  • h/o Vergie Lee (Adams) Brown
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • He is listed in Family Search as Willie Gene when his children are born. He is listed in public records as having a second name, Willie B.
    Brown. His son is Willie Bernard Jr.

Retha Lil (Meador) Lyman
Apr 27, 1953 - Aug 27, 2013

Retha Lil Meador Lyman, resident of Frost, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 at her residence with her family at her side at the age of 60. She was born on Monday, April 27, 1953 in Corsicana to John L. Meador and Retha Lee Pogue Meador. She graduated from Italy High School in May 1971 and married Bob Lyman on June 12, 1971. Retha graduated Magma Cum Laude from Dallas Baptist University in May 1993 and worked for 17 years in public education and the last two years as adjunct professor at Navarro College.

Retha is preceded in death by her parents John and Retha Meador, father-in -law Herb Lyman, sister Bernita Sage and her husband Sydney and brother-in-law Tim Niles.

She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Bob Lyman; son John H. Lyman; sisters, Sandra Smith and husband Alvin, Allie Dowdle and husband Bryan and Marla Niles. She is also survived by her aunt Faye Watts and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Family visitation will be Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Frost Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Wilder officiating. Burial will be at Frost Cemetery with William Meskiman, Billy Meskiman, Marcus Meskiman, James Orr, Keith Dowdle and Lynn Harris as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers will be David Malone, Bryan Dowdle, Alvin Smith and Steven Lyman.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dorothy (Sharp) Banks
Oct 14, 1931 - Aug 28, 2013

Dorothy Banks, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Alfred Smirl officiating.

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Samuel Cleveland “Sam” Glasgow
Mar 26, 1889 - Jul 21, 1964

Sam Glasgow Dies Tuesday

KERENS, July 21 (Spl.)—Sam Glasgow, 75, retired farmer and former county employe, died Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. at the Hilliard Home in Corsicana after a long illness. He resided at 132 College avenue.

A native of Mississippi, he had spent most of his life in Navarro county and was a resident of Kerens for many years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Bazette Baptist church. Officiating will be Rev. B. W. Johnson of the Pentecostal church in Corsicana, and the Rev. J. T. Davis, pastor of the Corsicana Fundamental Baptist church. Burial will be in Prairie Point cemetery.

Inmon Funeral Home of Kerens will conduct.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; five sons, E. C. and Melvin Glasgow, both of Kerens; Bernice Clint and Jack Glasgow, both of Dallas, and Clifton Glasgow of Athens; five daughters, Mrs. Mabel Lundy of Trinidad, Mrs. Linnie Razney of Kerens, Mrs. Ruth Keele, Mrs. Mary Williams and Mrs. Hazel Williams, all of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Pearl Bell of Emhouse; 34 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

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L. L. Hill
Sep 26, 1865 - Jun 14, 1933

DeArmon Man Dies

KERENS, June 17.—Funeral services for L. L. Hill, 67, resident of the DeArmon community, six miles northwest of Kerens, who died Sunday, were held Thursday morning with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

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Ethel (Tramel) Stringer-Jones
Dec 17, 1893 - Jan 19, 1974

Mrs. Jones

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Ethel T. Jones, 80, of Corsicana, who died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be at Prairie Point cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W. C. Abbe of Corsicana; one son, Barkley Stringer of Houston; five brothers, Herbert Tramel of Hillsboro, Fred Tramel of Corsicana, Chester Tramel, Leon Tramel, and Johnny Wright of Kerens; one sister, Mrs. Ettie Mae Atkeisson of Corsicana; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

Nephews and grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 20, 1974
  • 1st husband William Thomas “Tommy” Stringer married Sep. 26, 1908 2nd Fermon Oliver Jones d/o William Grant Tramel and Mary Melvina “Viney” (Spencer) Tramel
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joyce M. Crittendon Chandler
abt 1951 - Aug 21, 2013

Joyce M. Crittendon Chandler, 62, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 in Arlington. Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Quiet hour is 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at First Independent Baptist Church, 703 G. W. Jackson Ave., Corsicana with Rev. Kenneth Walton officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Frances Mae Carter
abt 1932 - Aug 23, 2013

Frances Mae Carter, 81, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Aug. 23, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 at the Northside Assembly of God Church located at 115 Max Avenue with Bishop N. L. Hinton officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Julius L. Langston
abt 1929 - Aug 21, 2013



Julius L. Langston, 84, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013 in Dallas. He is a native of Chatfield. Wake service will be 7 p.m.  Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Concord Church, 6808 Pastor Bailey Dr., Dallas, Texas 75237. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, also at Concord Church.


 


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Edna Melvina (Tramel) Rogers
Sep 2, 1902 - Apr 20, 1964

Funeral Rites Held For Former Kerens Resident

KERENS, April 22 (Spl.)—Funeral services were held here Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Edna Rogers, of Irving, who died there Tuesday. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery, following services at the Inmon Funeral Chapel.

Mrs. Rogers, a former resident of Kerens, is survived by her husband, Thomas E. Rogers, Irving; two daughters, Mrs. Marselle Fowler, Dallas, and Mrs. Ruth Morse, Irving; five brothers, Charlie Tramel, Levelland; Herbert, Fred and Leon Tramel, all of Corsicana; and Chester Tramel, Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Jones, Corsicana; six grandchildren and other relatives.

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William Guy “Will” Tramel, Sr.
Aug 17, 1891 - May 6, 1938

Will G. Trammel, Jr. Funeral Services Planned Saturday

Will G. Tramel, Jr., aged 45, years, died at his home in Bazette Friday morning at 4:30 o’clock after an extended illness. Funeral services are planned at Bazette Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made.

A native of Navarro county, Mr. Tramel had long been prominent in political and other circles and at the time of his death was a candidate for the nomination as commissioner of Precinct 2. He had been connected with the governmental cotton office and at one time was a member of the county conciliation board appointed several years ago.

Surviving are his wife, several children, father, W. G. Tramel, Sr. Bazette; five brothers, Herbert and Charles Tramel, both in West Texas; Fred Tramel, Corsicana; Chester Tramel, Bazette and Leon Tramel, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Rogers, West, Texas and Mrs. Ferman Jones, Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Complications arising following a several weeks’ illness with pneumonia, were attributed as the cause of his death.

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Willie Mabel (Wilson) Tramel
Mar 26, 1892 - Jun 24, 1954

Friday Services For Mrs. Tramel

Funeral services for Mrs. Willie M. Tramel, 62, who died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday after a short illness, were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Friday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Tramel formerly resided in the Wilson and Bazette communities.

Surviving are three sons, Elmo Tramel, Arlington; Jerry Tramel, Corsicana, and Will Tramel, Jr., Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Basham, Texas City; a granddaughter, Frankie Sue Basham, Texas City; a brother, Sam B. Wilson, and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Maxwell and Mrs. Frankie Blue, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Leon Tramel, Chester Tramel, Tommy Glen Tramel, John Tramel, Rob Tramel, Clifton Tramel, Eldridge Rogers, Charlie Tramel, Herbert Tramel and Fred Tramel.

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Mary Ellen (Cates) Tramel
Nov 20, 1885 - Nov 9, 1970

Ellen Tramel Rites Tuesday

KERENS—Services for Mrs. Ellen Tramel, 84, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Paschal Funeral Home with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery. Mrs. Tramel died early Monday in Kerens.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ben McGee of Woodlake, Calif., and Mrs. L. C. Ross of Kerens; one son, Vernon Tramel of Fort Worth; seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 9, 1970
  • w/o Shelah Vernon “Shelly” Tramel married Oct. 4, 1908; d/o Robert Henry James Cates & Lucinda Catherine (Leigh) Cates
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Shelah Vernon "Shelly" Tramel 
May 2, 1886 - Oct 24, 1941

S. V. TRAMEL OF BAZETTE WAS BURIED AT PRAIRIE POINT

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock for S. V. Tramel, age 55 years who died at his home in Bazette Friday following a long illness. Burial was in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Yank Ross, Bazette; Mrs. Ben McGee, Pickett; a son, Vernon Tramel, Bazette; his mother, Mrs. Thena Tramel, Bazette; three sisters, Mrs. W. Taylor, Mrs. Tennesse Pike, Mrs. L. E. Albritton, six brothers, Rob, Tom, John, Jasper, Pross and Lester Tramel, all of Bazette; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Mr. Tramel was a native of Tennessee, but came to Navarro county at the age of two years.

Pallbearers were J. B. Gordon, Hue Gordon, Jack Faughn, Robert Tramel, Elijah Tramel and Trent Tramel, nephews.

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Mary Evelyn (Tyner) Tramel
Mar 17, 1896 - Apr 1, 1962

Mrs. H. Tramel Expires Sunday

Corsicana friends and relatives have been advised of the death of Mrs. Herbert Tramel, 65, who died Sunday afternoon in San Antonio following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel at Kerens. Interment will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mrs. Tramel was a native of Wortham and had resided in Navarro county a number of years.

Among the survivors are a sister, Mrs. O. M. Watt, a brother, Cris Tyner, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Allie Tyner and Mrs. Ethel Jones, and a brother-in-law, Leon Tramel, all of Corsicana; two other brothers, Jess Tyner, Mexia, and Mid Tyner, Athens, and other relatives.

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Eunice Qubell (York) Glasgow
Mar 30, 1908 - Mar 27, 1974

Mrs. Glasgow
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Eunice Glasgow, 65, Purdon resident who died Wednesday in Evergreen Nursing Home. Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.
She was a native of Navarro County and a member of First Baptist Church in Purdon.
Survivors include two sons, Billy York of Purdon and Everett Glasgow of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Opal Romo, Mrs. Anna Mae Maxwell, Mrs. Dinnie Hammett, and Mrs. Thelma Romo, all of Corsicana; a number of grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Kennemore of Purdon and Mrs. Annie Dickson of Roby, and a brother, Rex York of Purdon

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Gideon Jackson “Gid” McDowell
Jan 11, 1889 - Jan 14, 1972

G. J. McDowell

KERENS—Services for G. J. McDowell, 83, are set for 3 p.m. Sunday in the First Methodist Church with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Rev. Burt Gillis, Rev. Don Kelly and Rev. John Gordon will officiate.

He was a World War 1 veteran, a retired farmer and rancher and a member of the First Methodist Church. Born in South Carolina, he was a resident of Kerens for the past 65 years. He died Jan. 14.

Survivors include his widow of Kerens and several nieces and nephews.

Stewards of the First Methodist Church will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Jan 16, 1972
  • WWI Veteran
  • 1st wife Myrtle Designer (Sessions) McDowell 2nd Elise Elizabeth (Washburn) McDowell (d/o William Zachariah “Zach” Washburn & Mollie (Bryant) Washburn); s/o John Gideon McDowell & Sarah Jane Caroline (Jackson) McDowell

     

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John Wesley Arnett
Jul 16, 1887 - Mar 31, 1964

John W. Arnett Dies Tuesday

KERENS, March 31 (Spl)—John W. Arnett, 80, retired grocer-farmer, died Tuesday in the Rosenbloom Nursing Home in Malakoff following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church here with Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor conducting, assisted by Rev. L. C. Ross, Baptist minister. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

A native of Cryer Creek, Arnett had spent practically all of his life in Kerens. He was a Methodist and Odd Fellow.

Surviving are two sons, Edwin Arnett, Baytown, and Wayne Arnett, Trinidad; three daughters, Mrs. J. H. McCown and Mrs. Bert Inmon, both of Kerens, and Mrs. J. T. Neal, Houston; two brothers, Tom Arnett, Barry, and Rube Arnett, Kerens; a foster sister, Mrs. Edwin Brawley, Lubbock; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Felda Johnson, Horace Newsom, Wilber Black, Robert Earley, H. L. Banks and Newt Stovall. Members of the Leaders Sunday School class of the First Methodist church will be honorary pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Etta Earl (Webster) Arnett
Jun 20, 1887 - Jul 12, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. JOHN W. ARNETT ON SUNDAY

KERENS, July 13—(Spl)—Funeral service for Mrs. John W. Arnett, age 59, who died at the family home Friday will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the First Methodist church, with the pastor, the Rev. Maggart Howell, conducting the rites.

Mrs. Arnett was born in Kerens, June 20, 1887, and was married on Feb. 28, 1904, to John W. Arnett. She has been a member of the Methodist church for many years having been converted at the age of 13.

Surviving are her husband, her mother, Mrs. R. A. Kennedy, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert McCown and Mrs. R. W. Tidwell, Kerens; and Mrs. Bert Inmon, Jacksonville; two sons, Edwin Arnett, Houston, and Wayne Arnett, Fort Knox, Kentucky; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Stroud and Mrs. B. O. Jones, Corsicana, and Mrs. Charlie Wilson, Kerens; one brother, C. B. Kennedy, Little Rock, Arkansas, and ten grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. T. Cunningham, Johnnie Mills, Ernest Butler, Luther Westbrook, Horace Newsome, Horace Inmon, Felder Johnson and Hershel McCown. Honorary pallbearers will be stewards of the Methodist church. Interment will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery and Stocktons Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

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George Ruben “Rube” Arnett
Aug 20, 1887 - Feb 21, 1966

Thursday Rites For G. R. Arnett

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. for G. R. Arnett, 78, Kerens resident who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night.

Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery, following rites in the First Methodist Church of Kerens. Officiating will be Rev. Odis Brown, pastor, and Rev. Burt Gillis, a former pastor of the church.

Arnett is survived by his wife of Kerens; a son, Willie Arnett, LaPorte; a daughter, Mrs. Bennie Smith, Hammond, Oklahoma; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Henry Ray Nicholson, Clyde Nicholson, Tillman Reed, Wilmer Black, Milton Johnston and L. M. Bennett.

Corley will direct.

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Neita Inez (Westbrook) Arnett
Sep 30, 1891 - Mar 8, 1958

Mrs. Arnett Dies At Kerens; Rites Are Held Sunday

KERENS, March 10—(Spl.)—Mrs. Neita Westbrook Arnett, 66, died at her home here Saturday at noon of a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church, of which she was a member with burial in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley.

Mrs. Arnett was a life-long resident of Kerens. She was a member of the Kerens Rebekah Lodge and the M. D. Herring Canton No. 8 and Ladies Auxiliary. Patriachs Militant. An honor guard from the LAPM was at the church and graveside services.

Surviving are her husband, Wade Arnett, Kerens; a brother, E. M. Westbrook, Bryan; two sisters, Mrs. W. A. Askew, Amarillo, and Mrs. Hallie McCluney, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Reed, Tillmon Reed, Finis McCluney, Bud Jones, Alvin Inmon and Lester Walker.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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John S. Mayo
Jul 31, 1888 - May 30, 1971

Mayo

KERENS—Funeral services for Mr. John S. Mayo, 82, of Kerens, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Paschal Funeral Home. Rev. Don Kelley will officiate with burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mr. Mayo died Sunday morning at the Maywood Manor Rest Home.

A member of the First Methodist Church, he was a retired farmer.

Survivors include two sons; A. C. Mayo of San Francisco, Calif. and John A. Mayo of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Nadine French of Smyrna, Georgia and Mrs. Tommie Lou Horn of Kerens; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roy Mayo, Hardy Mayo and Willard Mayo, all of Kerens; one sister, Mrs. Lennis Bunch of Powell.

Pallbearers will be Ted Mayo, Larry Mayo, Jimmy Mayo, Tony Mayo, Gary Mayo, Robert E. Bittner, Joe Allen Ward, Carter Price, Sam Howard and Johnny Finch.

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Lula C. (Dayton) Mayo
Oct 1, 1867 - Feb 20, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. SID MAYO

Funeral services for Mrs. Sid Mayo, 76, who died at her home near Kerens at an early hour Sunday morning were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Methodist church at Kerens with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

A native of Alabama she came to Texas in 1886. Before marriage to Sid Mayo in 1887 she was Miss Lula Dayton. She resided near Kerens since her marriage.

Surviving are her husband, Kerens; six sons, Hardy, Joe, Williard, John and Roy Mayo all of Kerens, Brink Mayo, Roane: two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Grant, Kerens; Mrs. Ray Bunch, Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Phillips, Hico; Mrs. Lola Ridgeway, Dallas; 33 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and other relatives.

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Roxie Virginia (Fortner) Mayo
Oct 14, 1885 - Mar 7, 1871

Mayo Rites Set Tuesday

Mrs. Roxie mayo, a resident of Kerens for the past 47 years, died Sunday in the Maywood Manor Rest Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Kerens where she had been a longtime member. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Don Kelley, with interment in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, John of Kerens; two sons, A. C. Mayo of San Francisco, Calif., and John A. Mayo of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Nadine Finch of Syrmna, Georgia and Mrs. Tommie Lou Horn of Kerens; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Larry S. Mayo, Jimmy Lee Mayo, Tony Mayo, Johnny Finch,Ted Mayo, Joe Allen Warren, Sam Howard, Carter Price, Gary Mayo, and Robert S. Bittner.

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Ruby Lee (Howell) McCluney
Oct 19, 1880 - Jun 27, 1959

Mrs. McCluney Dies Saturday

Mrs. Ruby McCluney, life-long resident of Kerens, died at the Twilight Home early Saturday morning following an extended illness. She had been at the home for seven years. She was 78.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon chapel at Kerens at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with Rev. J. Garland McKee, pastor of the First Baptist church in Kerens, officiating. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Mrs. McCluney was the widow of J. A. McCluney of Kerens.

Survivors are two brothers, George W. Howell of Kerens and Rufus H. Howell of Arlington, Calif.; one granddaughter and a number of nieces and nephews.

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William T. Sharrer
Mar 31, 1865 - Aug 16, 1946

WILLIAM T. SHARRER RITES SCHEDULED FRIDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, Texas, Aug. 15—(Spl)—Funeral services for William Thomas Sharrer, aged 81 years, who died at the home of a son, Ralph Sharrer, in North Kerens, Wednesday afternoon, will be held Friday afternoon from the Stockton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by David L. DeSha, Church of Christ minister.

He was born, March 31, 1865, in Butler county, Ky. He was married to Lucy M Fortner, Aug. 29, 1889, who died August 27, 1929.

Sharrer was a member of the Methodist church. He had resided in the Kerens vicinity for the past 40 years.

Surviving are five sons, Hershell Sharrer, Hamlin; Roy T. and Clyde Sharrer, both of Corsicana; Fred Sharrer, San Benito, and Ralph Sharrer, Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Olson, San Benito, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clifton Sharrer, Lester Walker, Johnnie Wright, M. D. Gann, Robson Tramel and J. W. Tramel.

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Exa Jane “Exer” (Horn) Mayo
Mar 31, 1876 - Dec 11, 1972

Mrs. C. D. Mayo

KERENS—Funeral services were to be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens, for Mrs. C. D. Mayo, native of native of Kerens and resident of Tyler who died Monday at Leisure Lodge Nursing Home in Tyler.

Rev. Bob Logan was to officiate, with burial to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens.

Survivors include four daughter, four sons, 18 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

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Sidney Mason Mayo
Mar 12, 1866 - Nov 29, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR SIDNEY M. MAYO

Sidney Mason Mayo, aged 79 years, life-long resident of East Navarro county, was found dead in bed shortly before noon Thursday at the home 2 ½ miles southwest of Kerens.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Methodist church in Kerens. Rev. M. B. Howell, pastor, conducted the services. Interment was in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Grandsons were the pallbearers.

The pioneer resident was born at Wadeville, a community south of the site of Kerens, March 12, 1866, and was married to Miss Lula C. Dayton in 1887. His wife died in February 1944.

He made his home with a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Grant, at the old family homestead, who discovered her father who had apparently died while taking a nap, when she called him to lunch.

Surviving are six sons, John S., Willard E., Brink G., Roy, Hardy and Joe Mayo, all of the Kerens community; two daughters, Mrs. Bessie Grant, Kerens, and Mrs. Roy Bunch, Powell; 32 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

Stockton Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Samuel Melton Huggins
Dec 15, 1883 - Oct 2, 1971

S. M. Huggins

KERENS (Spl.) Funeral services for Samuel Melton Huggins, 86, were to be Monday at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Kerens, with the Rev. Ralph Stovall and the Rev. J. T. Davis officiating and burial in Prairie Point Cemetery.

Born at Kerens in 1883, the retired farmer had lived in and near Kerens all his life. He died Saturday at Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, Clifford Huggins of Dallas, Odie Huggins of Corsicana and Autrey Huggins of Kerens; one sister Mrs. Sammie Etheredge of Palestine; six grandsons; two granddaughters; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Earl Hellner, Harles Wood, Jesse Nelson, Robert Earley, Thomas Wesley Hill and Joe Baker.

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Fannie Ella (Patterson) Huggins
Oct 24, 1889 - Oct 24, 1942

Kerens Woman Was Buried Saturday

KERENS, Oct. 30.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Stockton Funeral home Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs. Milton Huggins who died at her home north of Kerens Saturday.

Surviving the deceased are the husband, Milton Huggins, mother, Mrs. Patterson and two brothers and four sons, Odie, Troy, Autry, and Clifford. Services were conducted by Rev. C. C. Sessions of the First Methodist church, and interment was in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roy Scarborough, Brack Shelton, Lester Shelton, Augus Hill, J. O. Sessions, and Lon McCluney.

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Martha Ann (Farmer) Patterson
Oct 20, 1862 - Feb 19, 1957

Kerens Rites For Martha Patterson

KERENS, Feb. 19—(Spl)—Martha Ann Patterson, 94, of 807 South Ninth St., Corsicana, died in Memorial hospital Tuesday morning after an extended illness.

A native of Smith county, Mrs. Patterson lived in Navarro county most of her life. She formerly lived at Bazette and at Purdon.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Inmon Funeral Home in Kerens with the Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Kerens First Methodist church, officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, W. O. Patterson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ada Darter of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a number of great-great-grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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John W. Patterson
Jul 12, 1856 - Feb 4, 1923

J. W. Patterson Dead.

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, Feb. 6.—J. W. Patterson, aged 70 years, died at his home five miles north of here Sunday night. Owing to the frozen condition of the ground and bad roads funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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William Jefferson McCleary
Jul 15, 1912 - Dec 15, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. J. M’CLEARY ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for William J. McCleary, aged 25 years, of Purdon, who died Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock in the P. and S. Hospital, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Powell Methodist church with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. Rev. Lester Roloff, assisted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Charles McCleary; a daughter, Martha Ann McCleary, all of Purdon; mother, Mrs. J. D. McCleary, Corsicana; four brothers, A. D. McCleary and Roy Lee McCleary, both of Corsicana; A. Y. Kilcrease, Corsicana, and D. B. Kilcrease, Kerens, Kerens; four sisters, Miss Margaret McCleary, Corsicana; Mrs. Jack Johnson, Powell; Mrs. Bob Paschall, Corsicana, and Roy Jennings, Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers were George Austin, Pete Ray, Jack Johnson, Roy Brown, Bob Paschall and Franklin Compton.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 16, 1937
  • h/o Ester Ruth (Brown) McCleary; s/o Jefferson Davis “Jeff” McCleary & Mary Etta (Speed) Kilcrease-McCleary
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Thomas Oral Warren
Oct 7, 1904 - Mar 29, 1973

Oral Warren

Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m in the Church of Christ in Kerens for Oral Warren, 68, of Kerens, who died in Memorial Hospital on Thursday. Burial will be in Prairie Point Cemetery with Cato Sherrar officiating. Service arrangements will be by Paschal Funeral Home.

He was a lifelong resident of Kerens and was a farmer and rancher in the area.

Survivors include his wife, Leolar Warren of Kerens; one son, Tom Warren of Athens; one daughter-in-law, Myra Warren of Athens; two grandchildren, Tom-Tom Warren of Athens and Gretchen Warren of Athens; four brothers, Mack Warren of Hermleigh, H. F. (Pug) Warren of Trinidad, Jim (Square) Warren of Kerens, Walt Warren of Livingston; three sisters, Mrs. O. K. Gossett of Houston, Mrs. Jack White of Houston, Mrs. Frank Gardner, Jr. of Angleton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 30, 1973
  • h/o Leolar May (Tramel) Warren married May 29, 1931; s/o Thomas Jefferson Warren & Sophorna/Sapronie Belle “Froni” (Braddock) Warren
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Theodore Roosevelt “Bill” Warren
Aug 26, 1910 - Dec 19, 1971

Bill Warren

Services for Theodore Roosevelt (Bill) Warren, 61, are set for 3 p.m. today in the Kerens Church of Christ, with Mr. Cato Sharre officiating. Burial is to be in Prairie Point Cemetery.

He lived in Bazette and was a rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Lilac; one daughter, Mrs. Bonnie Byrd of Kerens; two sons, Billy Warren of Triniday and Garland Warren of Trinidad; five brothers, Mack Warren of Hermleigh, Oral Warren of Kerens, Jim (Square) Warren of Kerens, H. F. (Pug) Warren of Trinidad and Walter Warren of Livingston; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Gardner of Houston, Mrs. Jack White of Houston, Mrs. O. K. Gossett of Houston; and eight grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Arrangements are under Paschal Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 20, 1971
  • h/o Lilac (Fade) Warren married Oct 29, 1935; s/o Thomas Jefferson Warren & Sophorna/Sapronie Belle “Froni” (Braddock) Warren
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Peninnah (Westbrook) Banks-Carpenter
Jul 1, 1852 - Mar 23, 1934

AGED RESIDENT OF BUFFALO COMMUNITY DIED EARLY FRIDAY

Mrs. S. Carpenter, age 82 years, died at her home in the Buffalo community near Powell at 3 o’clock Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Baptist church at Bazette with interment in the Prairie Point Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. D. R. Cartlidge of Athens.

Mrs. Carpenter had lived in the Buffalo community 56 years and was well known in that section of the county.

Surviving are the following children; John Banks, Kerens; Miss Mina Banks, Powell; Mrs. S. A. West, Powell; Z. T. Banks, Powell; Vance Carpenter, McAllen; Purdom Carpenter, Barrington, Rhode Island; Ama Carpenter, Kerens; fifteen grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ovid West, Thomas West, Sam Miller, Robert Miller, Freddie Banks, Dayton Carpenter, all grandsons of the deceased.

Stockton Funeral Home of Kerens will have charge of the funeral.

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Luther William Varnell
Dec 17, 1881 - Aug 14, 1961

L. W. Varnell Dies Monday, Rites Tuesday
BARRY, Aug 14 (Spl) - L. W. Varnell, 79, life-long Barry resident, retired farmer and cotton buyer, died in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana Monday morning following a two-week's illness.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Barry Baptist church. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.
Varnell formerly served several terms as justice of the peace.
Surviving are his wife: a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Higginbotham: a son, Percy Varnell: a grandson, Mickie Varnell, all
of Barry: a brother, J. W. Varnell, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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L. W. VARNELL
CORSICANA - Aug. 15 (Spl) - Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Barry Baptist Church for L. W. Varnell, 79, lifelong resident of the Barry community, who died Monday in a Corsicana hospital. Burial was in Dresden cemetery. Varnell was a retired cotton buyr, farmer and former justice of the peace. He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Mrs. Gladys Higginbotham, and a son, Percy Varnell, all fo Barry

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Mae (Sloan) Nowlin
Jun 30, 1899 - Aug 3, 1947

TUESDAY RITES FOR MRS. NOWLIN; BURIAL IN KERENS CEMETERY
KERENS, Aug 4. - Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Sloan Nowlin, 48, former resident of Kerens, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday with Rev. Cletus Pippin pastor of the Presbyterian church officiating.
Mrs. Nowlin, who spent the early part of her life here, died in Fort Worth Sunday.  She had lived there 17 years.
Survivors include her husband, Dick T. Nowlin, and her mother, Mrs. Les Carroll, Fort Worth.
Stockton Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery.

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Lucile Yates
Dec 2, 1945 - Aug 2, 1947

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR LUCILE YATES; BURIAL AT EUREKA
Funeral services for Lucile Yates, 20-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse T. Yates of Eureka, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.
The little child died Saturday in St. Mary's infirmary in Galveston.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Price, Assembly of God minister and Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are the parents, and a sister, Linda, Eureka; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Yates, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. David W. Dowd, Purdon, Route 1.

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Sarah Ann "Annie" (Couch) Bowman
Dec 9, 1864 - May  6, 1930

RESOLUTIONS
Frost, Texas, June 16, 1930.
Whereas, the tragic tornado which swept the town of Frost from off the face of the earth and caused destruction to uor entire community, it is with sad hearts but with humble submission we bow to the will of our Heavenly Father who doeth all things well.
Whereas, On the 6th day of May, 1930, the death angel removed from our midst one of our most lovable members in the person of Sister Anna Bowman, be it
Resolved, That Frost Chapter, No. 439, O.E.S. express its deepest sorrow in the loss of Sister Bowman. She was one of the fairest among thousands.
That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved, Mrs. Mollie Etheridge and Mr. Edgar Bowman, and a copy be placed in the minutes of our chapter, and a copy be sent to the Corsicana morning Light for publication.
NORA GILLEAN,
REGINA MELTON,
HATTIE BEENE

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James Leonsrd "Jim" Foster  
Nov 2, 1877 - Mar 3, 1958

Tuesday Services For Jim Foster
Funeral services for J. L. (Jim) Foster, 80, native Texan, who died at his home, Route 2, Dallas Monday following a seven weeks' illness, were held from the First Baptist church at Purdon Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles Russell, Baptist minister of Hutchins.
Foster resided in the Purdon community prior to moving to Dallas five years ago.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Foster, Dallas; two sons, Edward Foster, Dallas, and Carl Foster, Hutchins; four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Perkins, Lake Charles La.; Mrs. Mabel Bone and Mrs. Grace Reeves, both of Channelview, and Mrs. Nell Hunsucker, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Ellis, Purdon; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were R. E. Berryhill, J. D. McClintock, Odis Williams, Jack Seelye, Clarence Putman and Preston Peden.
Corley directed.

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Faye Lucille Darden
Dec 31, 1912 - Apr 8, 1972

Miss Darden
PURDON - Funeral services will be at 2:30 today for Miss Lucille Darden, 59, of Purdon, who died Saturday morning.
Services will be at Purdon Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Moore officiating, and with interment to follow in Younger Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Survivors include her mother, Mrs. John Darden of Purdon; a brother, J. W. Darden of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Melva Gunn of Carrollton and Mrs. C. S. Taylor of Dawson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Miss Darden

Funeral services were at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for Miss Lucille Darden, 59, Purdon, at the Purdon Baptist Church. The Rev. Jon Moore officiated. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

She died Saturday morning.

Pallbearers were Kelton Kupper, Carlton, Taylor, Paul Gunn, Charles Darden, Preston Peden and Kelly Ward.

She is survived by her mother, a brother, two sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Joe Loden
Nov 26, 1919 - Apr 7, 1972

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Joe Loden, 52, of Corsicana who died Friday. Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was a native of Henderson County, World War 11 veteran, meat market manager at A&P Grocery Store, owner of the Loden Meat Market and employe of the Third Avenue Meat Market.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Beth Loden of Corsicana; a daughter, Sandra Loden of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. C. V. Loden of Athens; three brothers, M. V. Loden and Hugh Loden of Athens and Cleo Loden of Redding, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Leonard Campbell of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John Freeman, Monte Freeman, Don Freeman, Lonnie Wilson, James King, Charles King, Van King, Lloyd Montfort and Lynden Wilson.

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Joe Loden

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral home chapel for Joe Loden, 52, of Corsicana who died Friday. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, a daughter, his mother, three brothers, one sister and a number of nieces and nephews.

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T. M. Anderson
d. 1972

T. M. Anderson
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for T. M. Anderson, 42, of 5086 Matilda St. in Dallas who died Wednesday.  Rev. Robert Potts officiated. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Dallas and the I.O.O.F. Lodge of Corsicana. He was born Sept. 10, 1928.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Marion Anderson of Dallas, two brothers, Zane Anderson of St. Paul, Minn.; James P. Anderson of Nash, Tex.; four nieces, three nephews, and one great nephew.
Pallbearers were Charles Goolsby, Bill Lloyd, Rob Murphy, Larry White, James Jones, and Bill Stewart.

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Thomas Nathaniel Almon
Jul 30, 1849 - Oct 14, 1919

DAWSON NEWS.
(The Dawson Herald)

Conducted Funeral Services
Rev. J. T. McKeown went to Purdon Wednesday to conduct the funeral of T. N. Allman, an old resident and highly esteemed citizen of that community. The burial was held at Younger cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Mr. Alman was born in Lawrence county, Ala, July 30, 1849, and in early life joined the Methodist church and has lived a consistent Christian. He is survived by eight children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 20, 1919
  • 1st wife Margaret Elizabeth (Young) Almon married Jan 20, 1875 2nd wife Bettie (Stewart) Almon married Nov 20, 1883 3rd Martha Frances (Praytor) Almon married Dec. 2, 1901; s/o George Worsham Almon & Nancy Burton (Eubank) Almon
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Pattie Sue (Williams) Arp
Mar 18, 1934 - Aug 31, 1970

Mrs. Sue Arp Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Sue Arp, 36, bookkeeping and cashier at Brookshires, died Monday in a Dallas hospital. She was a native of Alma and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but services are scheduled Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home.

She is survived by a son, Randy, and a daughter, Karen, of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Williams, Corsicana; five brothers, Bob and Jim Williams, Corsicana; Billy and Kenneth Williams, Midland, and Don Williams, Mansfield; four sisters, Mrs. Christine Watkins and Mrs. Delores Ewing, Corsicana; Mrs. Lavern Stewart, Cleburne, and Mrs. Carolyn Speer, Frost; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Arp Services

Funeral services for Mrs. Sue Arp, 36, who died Monday in a Dallas hospital, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel. The Rev. Charles W. Pringle officiated, and burial was in Younger cemetery.

Mrs. Arp, bookkeeper and cashier at Brookshire’s was a native of Alma and a member of the Trinity Baptist Church.

She is survived by a son, Randy, and daughter, Karen of Corsicana; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pat Williams of Corsicana; five brothers, four sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ronnie Williams, John Stewart, Doug Steward, Beauford Williams, W. M. Forshaw and David Daniels.

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Ruby Bernice (Bogan) Bennett
Jun 14, 1889 - Feb 1, 1942

MRS. E. A. BENNETT DIED AT PURDON ON SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. E.A. Bennett, age 52, years, who died Sunday morning at her home in Purdon, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church at Purdon. Burial was in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gray, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Buren Bennett, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Gelene Priddy, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Loretta Putman, Purdon; a sister, Mrs. John Bruner, Frost; two brothers, Ollie Bogan, Malakoff, and John Bogan, Frost, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Cora California
d. Jul 1972

Mrs. California
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of God in Christ in Dawson for Mrs. Cora California, 70, who collapsed at her home Thursday in Dawson. Rev. O. S. Carroll officiated, and burial was in Dawson Cemetery.
Survivors include four sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

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Bobby Mankin, Rev.
d. Jul 1972

Rev. Mankin
KERENS - Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. today at the First Baptist Church in Houston for the Rev. Bobby Mankin, evangelist, who died in Lubbock.
Interment will be in the Long Prairie Cemetery and the Rev. Olan Boles will officiate at the 5 p.m. graveside service.
Paschal Funeral Home will conduct.

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Jack Ermit Berry, Rev.
Feb 22, 1885 - Sep 6, 1959

Rev. Jack Berry Dies Sunday

Rev. Jack Berry, 74, of Travis, Texas, native of Dawson, died of a heart attack at Lubbock en route to a hospital Sunday. He was visiting in Lubbock when stricken.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Dawson Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

The Methodist minister retired due to ill health about a year ago.

Surviving are his wife of Travis; a son Lloyd Berry, Lubbock; three daughters, Mrs. R. V. Houston, San Benito; Mrs. J. T. Hutching, Dallas, and Mrs. J. W. Collins, Los Angeles; two brothers, Nolan Berry, Lubbock, and Elmer Berry, Cisco; a sister, Mrs. C. Paschall, Cisco; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

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Clyde Boldin
Oct 8, 1904 - June 5, 1972

Clyde Boldin

Funeral arrangements for Clyde Boldin who died early Monday in Memorial Hospital are pending at Griffin Funeral Home.

Services are tentatively set for 10 a.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel with other arrangements incomplete.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Margaret Boldin of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Ayers of Whitney; two grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Boldin of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Haddix Boldin of Purdon; and several nieces and nephews.

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Clyde Boldin

Funeral services for Clyde Boldin, 67, will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. in Griffin Funeral Chapel with burial following in Younger cemetery. The Rev. John Moore will officiate.

Boldin, a retired oil driller, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Purdon and the Masonic Lodge of Dawson. He was a native of Navarro County.

He is survived by his widow, a daughter, two grandchildren, two brothers, several nieces and nephews, and a sister, Mrs. Frank Farmer of Gladewater.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy Lorimer, T. L. Rogers, George McClure, Clarence Thomas, Clarence Putman, and Autry French.

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Adolphus "Dollie" (Gallemore) Boyette
Jul 5, 1881 - Jun 22, 1917

Died at Purdon Yesterday.

Mrs. Boyette, wife of Doc Boyette a well known citizen of the Purdon community, died at the family home there yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred at the Younger cemetery this afternoon. The deceased was thirty-three years of age and is survived by her husband and six children.

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NEWS FROM OVER COUNTY.

Item of Interest Culled From Columns of Exchanges.

Mrs. Boyett, wife of Doc Boyett, a leading citizen of Purdon, died Friday of last week and was buried Saturday afternoon in the Younger cemetery. We understand Mrs. Boyett had recently undergone an operation in Corsicana. She was thirty-three years of age and is survived by her husband and six children.—Dawson Herald.

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Annie Lillian (Almon) Butler
Dec 19, 1889 - June 4, 1973

Mrs. Butler

Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Annie Butler, 83, of Purdon, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Revs. Jon Moore and Bernard stein will officiate and burial will be at Younger cemetery.

She was a native of Alabama and a member of the Dresden Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Jim Butler of Mont Belbieu, Tex.; four daughters, Mrs. Ethel Morgan of Tyler, Mrs. Evelyn Farmer of Purdon, Mrs. Marguerete Boldin of Corsicana, and Mrs. Alice Johnson of Purdon; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother David Almon of Idaho; and four sisters, Mrs. Ethel Breedlove of Dawson, Mrs. Dena Tipton of Corsicana, Mrs. Bonnie Flyr of Cleburne and Mrs. Blonnie Tekell of Cleburne.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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George Washington Breedlove
Mar 28, 1880 - Feb 15, 1959

G. W. Breedlove Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for G. W. Breedlove, 78, retired farmer who died at his home in the Silver City community Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. He had been ill several years.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the Blooming Grove and Dresden Methodist churches. Burial was in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

Breedlove was a member of the Dresden Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Silver City; four daughters, Mrs. A. E. Brooks and Mrs. R. Crawford, both of Purdon; Mrs. A. H. French of Corsicana, and Mrs. Harry Quinn , Houston; two sons, E. E. Breedlove, Corsicana, and G. L. Breedlove, Hobbs, N.M.; 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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