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Biship Alonzo Monk Brayn
July 25, 1914 - Aug 20, 2011
 

Former Nebraska Bishop Monk Bryan, 97, dies

Bishop Alonzo Monk Bryan, known for his sense of humor and deep spirituality, passed away Saturday, Aug. 20, in Dallas. He was 97.

Bryan, who was known as Monk, served as Nebraska Area bishop of The United Methodist Church from 1976 to 1984.

“Humorous, joyful, intelligent, these are just a few words that describe who Monk Bryan was,” said Nebraska Area Bishop Ann B. Sherer-Simpson. “His commitment to Christ and to The United Methodist Church enabled him to lead the Nebraska Conference (Area) well. He continued serving throughout his retirement, and we celebrate his life in ministry.”

Retired Bishop William Boyd Grove of Charleston, W. Va., described his longtime friend as “a marvelous preacher, a good bishop and a good man … with a strong sense of humor and tremendous faith.”

Grove said that Bryan always had a quick wit, recalling an email that Bryan signed as “The only Monk you know who’s married.”

Alonzo Monk Bryan was born in Blooming Grove, Texas, July 25, 1914, the son of Methodist minister Gideon and Era Monk Bryan.
Preaching was something of a family business. Bryan followed his father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great grandfather into the ordained Methodist ministry after his education. He graduated from Weatherford College, Baylor University and Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology, with additional studies at Drew University and Iliff School of Theology.

In 1939, Bryan was ordained deacon as a member of the St. Louis Annual Conference, which is now the Missouri Annual Conference. He served churches in the Central Texas and Missouri conferences, including Missouri United Methodist Church in Columbia, Mo., which he led from 1957 to 1976.

Bryan had been a member of the World Methodist Council since 1951, attending most World Methodist Conferences until recently. In 1976, the South Central Jurisdictional Conference elected him to the episcopacy and assigned him to the Nebraska Area. He retired in 1984.

The Rev. Richard Turner remembers the bishop fondly. Under Bryan’s leadership, Turner served as district superintendent for what was then the South Central District in the Nebraska Annual (regional) Conference.

Turner said every bishop comes with special gifts. Bryan’s gift was his focus on spiritual nurturing, or what United Methodists call pastoral care. Another strength Turner recalled was Bryan’s ability to bring cabinet members together for quiet centering and prayer time as each leadership meeting began.

“I appreciated the careful way in which he tended to spiritual matters for his cabinet leaders,” Turner said.

Bryan’s Texas roots remained important to him throughout his life.

“He had a saddle in his office,” Turner recalled. “He was sort of a cowboy at heart, but at the same time he loved classical music.”

Grove added that his friend cherished the history of Methodism in Texas, a history many in his family had lived. “Oh yes, he was very proud of being a Texan,” Grove said.

Bryan married Corneille Downer of Waco, Texas, in 1941, and they were blessed with three children. His family’s tradition of ordained ministry continued with his son, the Rev. Jim Bryan and grandson, the Rev. Andy Bryan.

Corneille Bryan passed away in 1989. In 1992, he married Twila Stowe, widow of Bishop William McFerrin Stowe. They lived in both Dallas and Lake Junaluska, N.C., until moving to Presbyterian Village North, a retirement home in Dallas.
Bryan is survived by his wife, Twila, of Dallas; daughter Lucy Barlow, and her husband, Sam, of Dallas; sons Robert Bryan, and his wife, Virginia, of Madison, Wis., and Jim Bryan and his wife, Caryl of Columbia, Mo.; and his seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Extended family also includes Twila Bryan’s children, Bill and Mary Frances Stowe; Twila and Bob Gass; and Martha Stowe and Ken Benson.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, at First United Methodist Church in Dallas.
 

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Alonzo Monk Bryan

COLUMBIA—Bishop Alonzo Monk Bryan, who served as pastor of Missouri United Methodist Church for nearly 20 years, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011, in Dallas. He was 97.

Bryan served as senior pastor of the downtown church from 1957 until 1976, leaving to become the bishop of Nebraska. His son, the Rev. Jim Bryan, served as pastor of the same church until 2010.

“I have 66 years of stories,” Jim Bryan said. “He taught us camping, canoeing and the wonder of traveling and seeing new places.”

Bishop Bryan was born July 25, 1914, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Gideon Bryan and Era (Monk) Bryan. His father was a Methodist minister, and his mother was the daughter of a Methodist pastor.

In high school, Bryan worked on his uncle’s ranch in west Texas.

“He thought that he might just be a rancher,” said Jim Bryan. “One thing that the Methodists believe is that a person is called into the ministry. He said if it weren’t for that call, then he assumed he would work with cattle and horses for the rest of his life.”

But Bishop Bryan felt that he did hear the call, continuing a long line of pastors, including his grandfather and namesake, Alonzo Monk.

“My father’s love of the UMC was unsurpassed," Jim Bryan said. "Again, he’s one of a kind, and there’s lots of people who loved the church, but nobody loved it more,”

The tradition has continued; Bishop Bryan's grandson, Andy Bryan, is an elder of the West Missouri Conference in Springfield.

"I knew he wasn’t going to live forever, but then again, I was kind of thinking that he was going to live forever,” Andy Bryan wrote on his blog, Enter the Rainbow.

Bishop Bryan's first wife, Corneille Downer, and his parents, Gideon Bryan and Era Monk Bryan, died earlier.

He is survived by his wife, Twila of Dallas; his children, Lucy Barlow of Dallas, Robert Bryan of Madison, Wis., and Jim Bryan of Columbia; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Dallas.


Jerry Ray Cagle
March 31, 1941 - April 6, 2013

RIO RANCHO
Jerry Ray Cagle
March 31, 1941-April 6, 2013

Jerry Ray Cagle, 72, of Rio Rancho, formerly from Canjilon and Bloomfield, peacefully entered into eternal rest on the evening of April, 6, 2013. Jerry was born in Blooming Grove, Texas on March 31, 1941. He treasured time spent with his family, boating, fishing, camping, riding his bike and spoiling his youngest granddaughter, Jerika, "Sugar-Pie." He will be lovingly remembered by family and friends.
Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Penny Cagle; father, Sterling Cagle; mother, Cleta Green; step-parents, Pete and Bessie Green and brother, Johnny Green.
He is survived by brothers, Fred and wife, Dolores Green, Barron Cagle and family, Pat Cagle and family; mother of his children, Donna Cagle; sister-in-law, Judy Newcom; daughter, Cheryl; daughter, Mary and husband, Jose Sanchez; son, Cody and wife, Michelle Cagle; nine grandchildren, Adolfo, Fermin and wife, Dena, Robert, Geremy and wife, Ashley, Darcel, Anthony, Codyjo, Shelby and Jerika great-grandsons, Justin and Leandro and expected great-granddaughter, Timbree.
Serving as pallbearers are Adolfo Maes, Robert Richey, Jeremy Richey, Anthony Maes, Codyjo Cagle and Shelby Cagle.
Honorary pallbearers are Fermin Maes, Darcel Maes and Jerika Maes.
May he rest in peace.
Mass of Christian burial will be 11 a.m. on Friday, April 12, at the Daniels Family Funeral Home in Rio Rancho.
Burial will follow in the Vista Verde Memorial Cemetery in Rio Rancho.
The family of Jerry Cagle have entrusted the care of their loved one to Daniels Family Funeral Home and Crematory of Rio Rancho, 505-891-9192 or www.danielsfuneral.com

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  • Published in Farmington Daily Times from April 11 to April 20, 2013
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

W.O. “Dub” Boswell
abt 1924 - Jun 11, 2000

W.O. “Dub” Boswell, 76, of Abilene, died Sunday, June 11, 2000, in a local nursing home after a lengthy illness.

Mr. Boswell was born in Blooming Grove, Texas and grew up in Sweetwater. He served in the Navy as Aviation Machinist 1st Class during World War II and was in the Navy Reserve after the war. He graduated from Texas Tech where he served as president of the Student body during his senior year. Dub was a retired insurance salesman and claims adjuster. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a Shriner. He was a member of Brook Hollow Christian Church.

W.O. was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Grace, his brother, Warden, and sister-in-law, Frances, of Sweetwater; his wife of thirty-three years, Jane, and his son-in-law, Roy, of Abilene. He is survived by his daughter, Janet Franklin, of Abilene, and his son, James, of North Richland Hills, and two nieces and nephew.

The family would like to thank the nurses and staff of Sears Nursing Home for their excellent care and loving kindness during Dub’s illness and extend special thanks to Dr. Dell McKnight and physician’s assistant, Brenda Ziegler, for taking such good care of him.

Graveside services will be at Sweetwater Cemetery in Sweetwater, Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at 2:00 p.m., with Dr. Steven Williams officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory.

Memorials may be made to Sears Methodist Nursing Center, 3202 South Willis, Abilene, Texas 79605 or Brook Hollow Christian Church, 2310 South Willis, Abilene, Texas, 79605.


Mary Beth Autry

BLOOMING GROVE, Texas -- North Texas authorities on Thursday were investigating what they believe was a murder-suicide in which a 16-year-old boy fatally shot his stepmother, an elementary school teacher.

Navarro County sheriff's deputies discovered 63-year-old Mary Beth Autry's body Wednesday night. It had been dragged about 100 yards from her rural home in Blooming Grove, about 60 miles south of Dallas, Navarro County Sheriff Leslie Cotten said.

Autry's husband had not been able to reach her by phone earlier in the day. Concerned, he asked his daughter and son-in-law to go check on her, the sheriff said.

When they got to the home, the teen was there. After looking around, they noticed that it seemed like a gun cabinet or closet had been broken into, but they still were not able to locate Autry.

Later, the son-in-law told authorities he heard what sounded like a cabinet door slamming and discovered the boy with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Cotten said.

When deputies arrived, they found Autry's body during a wider sweep of the property.

"It appears he (the 16-year-old) probably shot his mother and then later committed suicide," Cotten said. "At this point, we do not know if they had any problems or just exactly what was going on."

The boy was a student "in good standing" at Blooming Grove High School, Superintendent Mike Baldree confirmed.

Dawson schools Superintendent Arvel Rotan said Autry was a respected third-grade teacher in his 470-student district, where she taught for more than 10 years.

He credits her with being part of a team that helped earn Dawson its exemplary state-rating for excellence in education. He said a crisis team was brought in to help students and staff cope.

"It's just a sad time for all of us," Rotan said.

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NAVARRO COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A small Navarro County town is coping with the loss of two residents in an apparent murder-suicide. The sheriff’s department is investigating why a 16-year-old boy shot and killed his stepmother.

The daughter of Mary Beth Autry contacted police saying she had been unable to contact her mother.

When police went to the house, just west of the town of Blooming Grove, they found Eric Gerard inside, with what is suspected to be a self-inflicted a gunshot wound. The boy was taken by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas, but later died.

After finding the teen police continued looking for Autry. Her body was soon located in a grassy area about 100 yards from the house. She had been fatally shot


Betty Jo (Ewing) Houston
Feb 5, 1928 - Aug 5, 2013

Betty Jo Houston born February 5, 1928 in Blooming Grove, TX to Danny Reece and Will Ewing, passed away on August 5, 2013 with her family by her side. As a child her family moved to Las Cruces where she attended school and graduated from Las Cruces High School. She met and married her husband, Grover and they moved to California and found work picking fruits and vegetable. Later they returned to Las Cruces and had two daughters. Betty worked as a grocery cashier and after several years was hired by LCPS as a cashier at Court Junior High, Las Cruces High and Picacho Middle School. She retired after 34 years. Betty loved the outdoors and spent weekends fishing, hunting, and working in her yard. She made many friends in the 75 years she lived in Las Cruces. In earlier years she was a league bowler and she received trophies including a perfect 300 game. She also enjoyed getting together with friends and playing cards, laughing, and reminiscing. Betty started the first woman’s softball team in Las Cruces. Betty is survived by her two daughters, Kathy Motto (Sammy) of Las Cruces and Diana Kovar (Rodney) of Las Cruces; three grandchildren, Debbie Ramirez (John) of Las Cruces, Samantha Lujan (Javier) of San Diego, CA and William Motto (Trina) of Tucson, AZ; eight great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. Betty was preceded in death by her husband Grover Houston, her parents Will and Danny Ewing and granddaughter Linda Kovar-Banegas, one sister, three brothers and many nieces, nephews and friends. The funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM on Friday, August 9, 2013 at Getz Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

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Alline (Grady) Kirkland
Mar 17, 1902 - May 4, 2007

Alline Kirkland, 105, passed away on Friday, May 4, 2007, in Wichita Falls.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, 2007, at First Baptist Church with Dr. Robert Jeffress and Dr. Landrum Leavell officiating. Burial will be in Crestview Memorial Park under the direction of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home.

Alline was born March 17, 1902, to Robert B. and Mamie (George) Grady in Blooming Grove, Texas. She was raised in Blooming Grove and attended schools there. She earned her teaching certificate from the University of North Texas. Alline taught school in Frost, Valley Mills and Quanah, Texas. She married B.H. Kirkland, Sr. on Dec. 24, 1923, in Blooming Grove, Texas.

Alline assisted her son at his store, Kirkland's, and worked in many different areas of the business for more than 26 years.

Alline had her driver's license renewed at age 96 for six more years, even though she had stopped driving. Alline was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was also a member and past president of the W.M.U. Alline was a good basic cook and enjoyed playing the piano. She loved spending time with her family, her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and fishing in Colorado.

Alline was preceded in death by her husband, B.H. Kirkland, Sr. in 1970; a brother, Packard C. Grady; and two sisters, Elizabeth Grady and Estelle Wilkinson.

She is survived by three children, Ben Kirkland, Jr. and wife Margaret of Iowa Park, Texas, Grady Ross of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Joy Apple and husband Jerry of Irving, Texas; six grandchildren, Ben Kirkland III and wife Pam of Richardson, Texas, Kevin Kirkland and wife Mancy of Frisco, Texas, Julia Taylor and husband Gene of Dallas, Texas, Kathleen Brown and husband Brady of Amarillo, Texas, Dwight Ross III and wife Sandra of Wichita Falls, Texas, and Carter Ross and wife Brooke of Fort Worth, Texas; 11 great-grandchildren, Allison Kirkland, Ross, Kathleen and Kirkland Taylor, Alline, Julia, and Graham Brown, Carlisle and Luke Ross, and Maggie and Dwight Ross IV.

The family will be at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 2 to 3 p.m. for visitation.

The family would like to thank the Health Care Staff of Presbyterian Manor for all the care and concern given to Mrs. Kirkland.

Memorials may be made to The Good Samaritan Fund at Presbyterian Manor or the donor's charity of choice.

Tributes may be sent to the family at www.lunnscolonial.com.

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Arthur Dale Burleson
July 29, 1922 - Aug 28, 2013

Arthur Dale Burleson passed away on Wednesday, Aug, 28, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 91. He was born on Saturday, July 29,
1922 in Teague to Frank Harold Burleson and Daisy Odessa Seabolt Burleson.

He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II walking from Union High to Corsicana and then going to Dallas to enlist.
Arthur worked for Navarro County as a heavy equipment operator and served 17 years on the Corsicana Fire Department. He was a avid deer hunter and outdoors man. He spent many days teaching his sons and grandsons to hunt and fish.

He is preceded in death by his parents; siblings and grandson Dustin Burleson.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Eva Burleson; sons, Randall Burleson and wife Brenda of Emmett, Billy Burleson and Garland Burleson both of Emmett; grandsons, Steve Burleson and wife Sharon of Emmett; sister-in-law, Mary Burleson of Corsicana; grandchildren, Elizabeth Reed and husband Joe of Waco, Joshua and Elijah Burleson, Johnathan, Jacob and Jayci Springer of Emmett.

Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

Graveside service with Military Honors will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Grant Tramel
Aug 13, 1866 - Dec 19, 1955

Pioneer Resident Of Kerens Dies; Services Tuesday

KERENS, Dec. 20—(Spl)—W. G. Tramel, 88, a resident of Kerens area for more than a half century, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. F. O. Jones, in Kerens Monday after a brief illness.

A native of Tennessee, Tramel came to Texas in 1895, and resided in the Kerens-Bazette area since that time. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Methodist church.

Services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Kerens Methodist Church, with Rev. W. F. Smith, Waco, conducting and Rev. D. R. McCauley, Kerens, assisting. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Tramel is survived by six sons, Charles Tramel, Levelland; Herbert, San Antonio; Fred, Fort Worth; Chester, Kerens; Leon, Corsicana and Johnny Wright, Kerens, three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Jones, Kerens; Mrs. Edna Rogers, Lubbock; and Mrs. Eddie Atkeisson, Corsicana; two brothers, Jack Tramel, Fort Worth; J. D. Tramel, Grand Prairie; a sister, Mrs. Cora Johnson, Globe, Arizona; 27 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Grandchildren were pallbearers.
Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 20, 1955
  • 1st wife Mary Melvina “Viney” (Spencer) Tramel married Feb. 9, 1886 2nd wife Emma World (Files) Wright-Tramel married Apr. 17, 1919 s/o William Harrison Tramel and Louisa Elizabeth (McIntire) Tramel
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Emma World (Files) Wright-Tramel
Oct 1, 1885 - Sep 14, 1948

RITES AT BAZETTE FOR MRS. TRAMEL THURSDAY 2 P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma W. Tramel, 63, of Bazette. who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ettie Mae Atkeisson, 309 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday, were held from the Bazette Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. J. I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church assisted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the Farmer Baptist church, assisted and Rev. John Boyd, pastor of the Bazette Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Will Tramel, Sr., and a son, Johnie Wright, both of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Atkeisson, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. F. O. Jones, Kerens, and Mrs. Eldredge Rogers, Lubbock; five step-sons, Leon and Chester Tramel, both of Kerens; Herbert Tramel, Hillsboro; Fred Tramel, Fort Worth; Charles Tramel, Levelland; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Parker, Harlingen, and Mrs. S. A. Johnston, Corsicana; a brother, Wesley Files, Cayuga, and three grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Tramel, Clifton, Tramel, Frances Hammett, Walter Hammett, Sidney Hammett, Calvin Files, Sam Johnston and Albert Johnston.

Stockton Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 16, 1948
  • 1st husband John Perry Wright married Jan. 10, 1907, buried in Oak Grove Cemetery 2nd husband William Grant Tramel Married Apr. 17, 1919 d/o Thomas Sidney Files and Margie Ann (Jackson) Files
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jack Dean Tramel
Jan 6, 1930 - Apr 11, 1966

Jack D. Tramel Rites Tuesday

KERENS (Spl) Funeral services for Jack D. Tramel, 36, who died Monday in San Antonio, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Paschal Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Luther Crawford, Cumberland Presbyterian minister.

Tramel was connected with a wholesale distributing concern.

Surviving are three daughters, Jacklyn, Panice and Trudy Tramel, and a son, Jeffrey Tramel, all of San Antonio; father J. H. Tramel, Hillsboro; two brothers, W. L. Tramel, San Antonio; Mrs. B. L. Matthews, Woodland Hills, Calif.; Mrs. J. R. Mann and Mrs. R. C. Day, both of Los Angeles, and Mrs. Sue Shanahan, California, and other relatives.

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Vestal Agnes (Jayroe) Foster
Apr 26, 1901 - Feb 11, 1974

Mrs. J. F. Foster

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. F. Foster, 72, of Houston, who died in Houston Monday. Rev. J. C. Coffee will officiate, and burial will be at Younger Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Corsicana and Purdon for a number of years. She was a resident of Houston for the past seven years.

Survivors include a son, Ed Foster of Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Johnny Thompson of Dallas, Mrs. J. F. Hunsacker and Mrs. Zan Smith, both of Houston; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Nannie Seeley and Mrs. Roy Berryhill, and Mrs. J. D. McClintock, all of Houston, and Mrs. Laura Pickering of Conroe; and a brother, Doyle Jayroe of Houston.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Perkins, Mark Perkins, Leonard K. Foster, Tony Foster, Bobby Foster, Kenneth Foster and Dale Foster.

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Arthur Lee Chaney
Oct 23, 1905 - Mar 15, 1976

A. L. Chaney

Services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Arthur L. Chaney 79, resident of Monday, Tex., who died Monday in Haskell.

The Rev. David Hale officiated, and burial was at Younger Cemetery.

He was a native of Italy and a former resident of Purdon. He was also a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow of Haskell; a son, J. D. Chaney of Cumby; a daughter, Mrs. Louise Howfman of Dallas; five brothers, J. D. Chaney of Colorado City, Tex., A. W. Chaney of Athens, J. E. Chaney of Kirbyville, John Chaney of Dallas and C. T. Chaney of Stamford; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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James Andrew Jackson Chaney
Feb 4, 1892 - Jan 23, 1958

Rites Saturday For J. A. Chaney

Funeral services for J. A. Chaney, 86, former Purdon and Corsicana resident, who died in an Anson, Texas hospital Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery.

Surviving are six sons, A. W. Chaney, Athens; J. D. Chaney, Odessa; J. E. Chaney, Beaumont; C. T.Chaney, Anson; Arthur Chaney, Munday, and John Chaney Dallas; 28 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Garland Chaney, Gilbert Chaney, Herman Henry McCraw, Cloves Henderson, Ralph Nix and Raymond Hilscher.

Corley directed.

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Mary Elizabeth (Owen) Chaney
Apr 2, 1870 - Apr 26, 1947

MRS. J. A. CHANEY FUNERAL RITES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Chaney, aged 77 years, who died at her home in Purdon early Saturday morning, were held at Purdon Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in the Younger Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Burns.

Surviving are her husband, J. A. Chaney, Purdon; six sons, A. W. Chaney, Athens; J. D. and C. T. Chaney, both of Stamford; J. E. Chaney, Beaumont; O. R. Chaney, Purdon, and J. R. Chaney, Dallas; several grandchildren, three brothers, H. D. Owens, Coolidge; J. P. Owens, Hugo, Okla.; and E. L. Owens, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Leta Wallace and Mrs. Murvie Wallace, both of Munday, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Robert Henry Collie
1903 - Feb 27, 1973

Robert Collie

Robert Collie, 69, Houston retired engineer of the Port of Houston, died early Tuesday in a Pasadena hospital. He is a former resident of Purdon who had lived in Houston for 30 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Galena Park.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. H. Lively Brown officiating. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Carl Miller and Mrs. Jack Boatright, both of Houston; three grandchildren and one-great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Richard Crenshaw, Paul Miller, John C. Putman, John M. Putman, Don Ward and Billy James Harrison.

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Joyce Maurine (Summerall) Duke
Jun 12 1923 - Sep 2, 2013

Joyce Maurine Summerall Duke was born June 12, 1923 in Tool, Henderson Co., Texas to Vollie Lavon and Anna Verna Jane Reese Summerall. On Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 in her home surrounded by her loving family gave her soul into the hands of her Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and heavenly family for safe keeping.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two great-grandchildren, Jacob Harrison Pritchett and Haleigh Necole Cassada; two sisters, Malina Orene Everett and Tabatha “Tince” Brazell; and four brothers, Vernon Lavon, Grady, Willard and Standford Summerall.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Chester E. Duke Jr.; three children, Barbra Baker, Judith Pritchett and husband Larry and Jack Duke and wife Kathy; six grandchildren, Ben Baker and wife Kim, Alan Baker and wife Michelle, Mark Pritchett, Shelly Cassada and husband David, Chester Duke and wife Jana, and Jennifer Slovak and husband Justin. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren, Melanie Baker, Megan Henderson and husband Casey, Katelynn Baker, Alan Baker Jr., Brett Baker, Skylar Pritchett, Shannon Pritchett, Briar Cassada and wife Crystal, Ruth Slovak, Kristy Warren, Katie Cisneros, and Kinner Reeves; as well as three great-great-grandchildren, Erika Emmett, Levi Cassada, and Henry Henderson; and one sister; Sybil Bates of Corpus Christi.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mickey Joe Mathis
abt 1955 - Aug 27, 2013

Mickey Joe Mathis, 58, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in the hospital in Temple. He was cremated in Austin. A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Mickey Joe Mathis, 58, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in the hospital in Temple. He was cremated in Austin. Memorial graveside services will be held at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.

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Sean Allen Bruso
Aug 26, 1976 - Sept 1, 2013

Sean Allen Bruso, born Aug. 26, 1976, passed away at a young age on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 with his faithful dog Chico. He will be mourned and missed by his mother Irene Bruso, his father Robert Bruso, and step-mother Velma Paxton. Sean will also be mourned by his wife Bridget Ball Bruso, and his daughter Samantha Bruso. He will be mourned by his brothers David Wayne and Robert Daniel. A multitude of relatives and friends, too numerous to name, will also mourn Sean’s death.

Sean will sleep on in death until the resurrection, if it is Jehovah God’s will (John 11:13, 14).

There will be a memorial for family and friends of Sean this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 starting at 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The address is 9215 NW County Road 1343, Blooming Grove TX. 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jerry Don Scruggs
Apr 15, 1952 - Sept 4, 2013

Jerry Don Scruggs, 61 of Purdon, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. He was born April 15, 1952 in Corsicana to Dewey and Daisy Scruggs.

He is preceded in death parents and brother James Irwin.

He is survived by wife Donna Scruggs of Purdon, children Jeremy Scruggs of Austin, Chris Scruggs and wife Kiki of Dallas, grandchildren Lynzee Scruggs, Bailey Scruggs; brother Joe Bill Irwin of Denton; and mother-in-law Doreena Massey of Corsicana.

Visitation will be 12 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.


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Douglas Benjiman Richter
Aug 19, 1934 - Sept 3, 2013
 

Douglas Benjiman Richter, born to Benno and Helen Hertha Richter Aug. 19, 1934 in Smithville, went to be with his Lord and Savior Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013 with his loving family surrounding him.

Known to many as Bro. Doug, he is survived by his loving wife of 33 years Latriece; children Marilyn Sue Lewis and husband Larry of Woodward, Okla.; Perry Richter and wife Becky of Navarro; daughter Lisa Cobb and husband Ray of Corsicana; daughter Marsha Qualls and husband Jimmy of Winkler; son David and wife Terrie of Mildred; and daughter Mary Cobb Jock of Corsicana. Doug is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren, beloved nieces and nephews.

Doug was the music minister at Unity Baptist Church and “when all of God's singers come home” he will be there singing right along. He was known throughout the community for his smile and joking manner and always taking the time to visit and go to sing at all the area nursing homes. Always known for his love of gardening and sharing it with everyone.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 at Unity Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Providence Cemetery in Mildred.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Jimmy Richter, Michael Lewis, Bryan Lewis, Tyler Richter, David Sparkman, Jeremey Cobb, Ben Richter, Jason Richter. Honorary pallbearers Caleb Richter and Logan Jock.

In lieu of flowers Doug requested donations be made for missions, his love and passion.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kenneth Charles Blazek
Feb 24, 1951 - Sept 2, 2013

Kenneth Charles Blazek, 62, passed away peacefully at his home in Rice on Monday, Sept. 2, 2013.

Kenneth was born in Ennis on Feb. 24, 1951 to Elick C. and Libbie Haskovec Blazek. He grew up in Ennis and graduated from St. John High School in 1969. On Jan. 16, 1981, he married Jo Gilbert and they made their home in Rice. He worked for over 20 years in the family business, Blazek Building Supply, and opened the Waxahachie Building Supply location in the late 1980’s. After he retired in 2000, he was able to devote his time to his true passion, ranching.

Kenneth was a member of the Knights of Columbus, KJT, and a retired member of the Rice Volunteer Fire Department. He was an active supporter of Rice youth organizations. He enjoyed the outdoors and spent time with his children hunting and fishing. His hobby was woodworking and he especially enjoyed building furniture.

He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents Elick and Libbie Blazek and one infant brother, Elick A. Blazek.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Blazek; children, Jason Blazek and wife Alice, Jessica Blazek, Stacy Lane and husband Gary, and Kimberly Gray and husband Robert. His life was blessed by 10 grandchildren: Bailey, Brady, Brooklyn, and Boston Blazek, Jordan Blazek, Joshua and Kristen Lane, and Mikey, Ethan, and Emily Gray. He is also survived by two brothers, Robert Blazek and wife Polly, Gregory Blazek and wife Deanna; six sisters, Libbie Ann Veselka and husband Bill, Barbara Hornik and husband David, Elsie Slovak and husband Joe, Judy Hornik and husband Richard, Irene Harlan and husband Brian, and Emily Langer and husband Rick along with numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 2013 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rev. Eddie Ballard officiating. Interment will follow at Rice Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mark Veselka, Robert Kovar, Dale Hornik, Russell Hornik, Jeremy McGahan, and Kevin Langer.

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Christeen Darden
Oct 31, 1914 - May 25, 1956

Miss Christeen Darden, 41, Llano teacher, native of Purdon, was instantly killed Friday night when her automobile apparently struck a soft shoulder on Highway 29 near Llano, overturned and then fell on her, according to investigating officers.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Younger cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Reaves, pastor of the church.

Miss Darden had been teaching at Llano since mid-term and formerly taught at Taylor and other schools. She was a WAC in Washington during World War 11.

The teacher had concluded her teaching duties and was en route home at the time of her accident.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Darden, Purdon; three sisters, Miss Lucille Darden and Mrs. Rex Gunn, both of Purdon, and Mrs. C. S. Taylor, Dawson; a brother, J. W. Darden, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

Pallbearers will be Charles Kennedy, B. S. Kinnemore, Ellis Owen, Albert Mosley, Cecil Lipsey and Howe French.

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John Leslie Darden
Jan 1, 1889 - Apr 5, 1963

Hold Services For J. L. Darden

Final rites for John L. Darden, 74, of Purdon, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Purdon with Rev. Clifton Nauert, pastor, in Charge. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

Darden died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

Native of Mississippi, Darden had resided at Purdon 70 years. He was a retired Cotton Belt System railroad employee.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; a son, J. Weldon (Cotton) Darden, Fort Worth; three daughters, Miss Lucille Darden, Purdon; Mrs. C. S. Taylor, Dawson, and Mrs. Melva Gunn, Carrollton; seven grandchildren, two brothers, George Darden, Purdon, and L. E. Darden, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Ellis and Mrs. Paul Schultz, both of Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Andrew York, Jr.; Maurice Darden, Nelson Ellis, Ellis Owen, Grant Lake and Buddy Kennemore, nephews.

Corley directed.

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May Belle (Fuller) Darden
May 31, 1894 - Jun 6, 1972

Mrs. Darden

PURDON—Mrs. John (Maybelle) Darden, 78, died Tuesday in Dallas. A life-long resident of Purdon, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Purdon.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Purdon with burial in Younger cemetery. The Rev. Jon Moore will officiate.

She is survived by a son, J. W. Darden of Ft. Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Melva Gunn of Carrollton and Mrs. C. S. Taylor of Dawson; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Donathan of Corsicana and Mrs. Allie Williams of Shreveport, La.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Samuel Jacob Osteen
Apr. 30, 1858 - Jun. 7, 1943

SAMUEL J. OSTEEN BURIED TUESDAY IN YOUNGER CEMETERY

Funeral services for Samuel J. Osteen, age 82 years, who died at his home in Silver City Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Younger cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mr. Fisher.

Surviving are three sons, A. J. Osteen, Corsicana; George Osteen, Purdon; Tom Osteen, Victor; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Griffin, Purdon, Mrs. Ida Hubbard, Purdon; Mrs. Pat Mahoney, Bryson, 14 grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Bobby Russell Scogin
B&D Nov 10, 1935


Infant Buried in Younger Cemetery

Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Scoggin of Jester, who died early Monday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in the Younger cemetery.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Alabama Elizabeth "Bama " (McElroy) Slaughter
Mar 15, 1876 - Aug 6, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. SLAUGHTER

Funeral services for Mrs. E. E. Slaughter, aged 59, years, who died at the family home in Purdon early Tuesday morning were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Purdon tabernacle with burial in the Younger cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, nine children, Mrs. Vera Palmer, Dallas; Mrs. Mary Durham, Dallas; Ed Slaughter, Purdon; Leland Slaughter, Waco; Audrey Slaughter, Purdon; Mrs. Lenora York, Purdon; Mrs. Ruth Peden, Purdon; Dan Slaughter, Purdon; and Mrs. Lizzie May Taylor, Drane; three brothers, W. D. McElroy, Corbet; H. C. McElroy, Malvern and R. M. McElroy, Trinidad; three sisters, Mrs. Alice Phillips, Edna; Miss Frankie McElroy, Purdon, and Mrs. C. Jones, of Teague; and twenty grandchildren.

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

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Linda June Ellis
B&D Jun. 3, 1950

Ellis Infant Is Buried Sunday

Funeral services for an infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Odis Ellis of Purdon, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday, were held at the Younger cemetery Sunday at 3 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Brasberry of Jester Switch.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Odis Ellis, Jr., and Cecil Ray Ellis, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Ellis and Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gurley, all of Purdon.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Wesley Gene McClintock
Sep 17, 1949 - Jul 25, 1973


W. McClintock

Graveside services are set for 4 p.m. Friday at Younger cemetery near Silver City for Wesley McClintock, 23, who died in Houston Wednesday.

Rev. Jon Moore will officiate.

Arrangements are with Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Raylett McClintock McClintock of Houston; his father, A. B. McClintock of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Jean Brandon of Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McClintock and Mr. and Mrs. Tom Spurlock of Houston; and a sister, Linda Piat of Houston.

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Dorothy Fern (Seeton) Farmer
Apr 12, 1950 - May 19, 1973

The Farmers

Joint funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield for Larry Dean Farmer and his wife, Dorothy Fern Farmer, both 23, who were killed in an auto accident in Conroe Saturday.

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Younger cemetery in Navarro County.

Local graveside arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a native of Houston, a student at Sam Houston State University and a bus driver for the Conroe Independent School District. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Conroe.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Farmer of Houston; a brother, Carl S. Farmer of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Wanda Adkison of Houston; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Tom Spurlock of Houston and Mrs. Cora Jane Farmer of Purdon.

Mrs. Farmer was a native of Waxahachie, a teacher at Tomball High School, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Conroe.

Her survivors, all of Mansfield, include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Seeton; two brothers, Gerald Seeton and George Seeton; and three sisters, Patricia Seeton, Mary Seeton, and Delores Seeton.

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Larry Dean Farmer
May 31, 1949 - May 19, 1973

The Farmers

Joint funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Mansfield for Larry Dean Farmer and his wife, Dorothy Fern Farmer, both 23, who were killed in an auto accident in Conroe Saturday.

Graveside services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Younger cemetery in Navarro County.

Local graveside arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a native of Houston, a student at Sam Houston State University and a bus driver for the Conroe Independent School District. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Conroe.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Farmer of Houston; a brother, Carl S. Farmer of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Wanda Adkison of Houston; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Tom Spurlock of Houston and Mrs. Cora Jane Farmer of Purdon.

Mrs. Farmer was a native of Waxahachie, a teacher at Tomball High School, a graduate of Sam Houston State University, and a member of the First Baptist Church in Conroe.

Her survivors, all of Mansfield, include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Seeton; two brothers, Gerald Seeton and George Seeton; and three sisters, Patricia Seeton, Mary Seeton, and Delores Seeton.

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Minnie Ada (Foster) Ellis
Jun 23, 1887 - Mar 21, 1973

Mrs. Ellis

Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Minnie Ellis, 85, of Purdon, who died Wednesday morning at Mel Haven Convalescent Home. Rev. B. W. Johnson will officiate and burial will be at Younger cemetery.

She was a native of Fall County and had lived in Purdon since 1916.

Survivors include three sons, Dan Moody Ellis, Otis Ellis, and Coy Ellis, Jr., all of Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. Geleane Fowler of Eureka; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Lou Ida (Tickle) Crawford
Aug 23, 1863 - Jun 13, 1954

Monday Services For Mrs. Crawford

Mrs. Lou Ida Crawford, 80, of Corbet, died Sunday at 12:55 a.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Tommy Lawhon, 621 West Fourth avenue, after an extended illness.

She was born at Purdon.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. at the Baptist church in Corbet community. Burial was at Corbet cemetery
[bur at Younger cemetery] under direction of the Wolfe Funeral Home of Dawson.

She is survived by four sons, Gordon Crawford, Corsicana police officer; Homer Crawford of Fairfield; Herman Crawford of Frost, and Jake Crawford of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Lawhon and Mrs. C. E. Osborne, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Cook of Grosebeck, Mrs. Ressie Howard of Dallas, and Willie Ellis of Mart; one brother, Huse Tickle of Purdon; 20 grandchildren and 14 great- grandchildren.

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Delmer Dillard Curry
Mar 27, 1907 - Dec 9, 1972

Delmer Curry

HILLSBORO—Funeral services are scheduled at 2 p.m. Monday for Delmer D. Curry, 65, who died at 9:20 a.m. Saturday in a Hillsboro hospital.

The services will be at Navarro Mills Baptist Church and burial will be in Younger cemetery in the Silver City community. Rev. James L. Densman of Navarro Mills Baptist Church and C. M. Huff of Hillsboro will officiate.

Curry was a retired employe of the City Water Works Department. He was born near Hillsboro and lived in Navarro Mills for 17 years before moving to Hillsboro in 1959.

He married the former Ethel Abernathy on Dec. 8, 1929.

Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. C. E. Thomas, Jr. of Purdon; two grandsons, Ricky and Kitt Thomas; one sister, Mrs. Charlie Troublefield of Hagerman, N.M., four brothers, Tracy and E. A. of Hillsboro, Archie of Houston and Ivan (Mutt) of Philadelphia, Pa.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, December 10, 1972 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Delmer Curry

HILLSBORO—Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m Monday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church for Delmer D. Curry, 65, who died Saturday in a Hillsboro hospital.

Rev. James L. Densman and Rev. C. M. Huff were to officiate, with burial to follow at the Younger cemetery in Silver City Community.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, two grandsons, a sister, and four brothers.

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Mary Elizabeth (Henderson) Curry
June 11, 1917 - June 8, 1975

Mrs. Curry

Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Mary Curry, 57, resident of Kemp, who died at Memorial Hospital Sunday night.

Rev. Delbert Taylor will officiate, and burial will be at Younger cemetery.

Survivors include her husband James. M. Curry of Kemp; a son, Earl Curry of Kemp; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Alive Glancy of Palm Beach, Fla.; a niece and a nephew and three great-nephews.

Pallbearers include Buddy Eaton, Marvin Speer, Vernon Davis, Marvin Hoyt, N. M. Ray, and Victor Allen.

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Lloyd Nelson Matthews
June 6, 1909 - July 30, 1981

LLOYD N. MATTHEWS passed away at his home on July 30, 1981 after a long illness. He was born June 6, 1909 in Waco, Texas. He grew up in Corsicana and Dallas, Texas.
The son of Frank and Minnie Matthews, he attended Southern Methodist University and South Texas School of Law and lived in Houston since 1936. He was a member of St. Paul's Methodist Church and practiced law for more than 40 years. He was a member of the State Bar of Texas. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Judy Alyea of Houston and Edyth O'Neel of Fredericksburg. He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. George m. Underwood of Dallas, Texas; one grandson, James Lloyd Alyea.
Funeral services to be held Saturday at 9:00 a.m. in Settegast-Kopf Chapel. Graveside services at 3:30 p.m. Corsicana, Texas. Dr. James Keller will officiate. Settegast-Kopf Co. 3320 Kirby Drive. 526-2411

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Erman E. Herod
April 15, 1924 - August 29, 2013

Erman "Blackie" E. Herod, 89, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2013, in Victoria, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in the chapel at the Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory. The family will attend a private graveside service at Elmwood Memorial Park to celebrate his life.

Blackie was born April 15, 1924 to Horace and Lillian Evans Herod in Frost, Texas. The family moved to Albany, Texas where Blackie graduated from Albany High School in 1940. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Dodge City, Kansas, where he served as crew chief on B-26 Bombers. There, he met Wilda Mae Shanteau, and they married on February 1, 1944. Their first child, Jack, was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 1948. The family moved to Albany, Texas where Jeanne, their only daughter was born in 1953. Their son, Jon, was born in 1954 in Abilene. Blackie and his family have been lifelong members of the Church of Christ, where he served as a deacon, and later as an elder.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Wilda; his parents, Lillian and Horace; and brother, John.

He is survived by his wife, Lynn; sons, Jack and Jon; and daughter Jeanne; step-sons, Shannon Carr and Steven Carr; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; as well as his brothers, Dell and Bill.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mission Possible, Memo Line 12th Street Bakery, P.O. Box 142076, Austin, Texas 78714.


Johnnie Dorwood Pullin
Aug. 21, 1920 - Aug. 20, 2013

Johnnie Dorwood Pullin, a longtime Fairfield resident, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at home. He was 93 years old.

Johnnie served in the U.S. Navy for 21 years, retiring as chief petty officer earning medals for: Good Conduct Medal (7th award), American Defense Service Medal, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Korean Service Medal. After retiring from the Navy, Johnnie and his wife Bessie were small-business owners of several service stations and a convenience store in Fairfield from 1961 through 1989.

Johnnie enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, but he was most happy when spending time with his family.

He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Dennis Knight of Williams; sons and daughters-in-laws, Jim and Tanya Pullin and Jerry and Theresa Pullin, both of Fairfield. He is blessed to have 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Johnnie is survived by one sister, Fannie Lee Dugan of Frost, Texas.

Johnnie was preceded in death by his loving wife of 64 years, Bessie Lou Pullin; a son, Johnnie Pullin Jr.; five brothers and two sisters.

Family and friends are invited to attend Johnnie’s memorial service at 11 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield with a military burial to follow at Suisun Fairfield Cemetery. There will also be a reception following his burial at 231 Atlantic Ave., Fairfield.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in his name be sent to NorthBay Hospice.

Arrangements under the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041.

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Richard Lynn "Bubba" Bayes
Aug 10, 1955 - Sept 11, 2013

Richard "Bubba" Bayes, 58, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. Visitation will be Friday, Sept. 13, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Services will be 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept.
14, 2013 at Westhill Church of Christ with Sam Dilbeck officiating.
Burial will follow at Hamitlon-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Sep 11, 2013
  • h/o Denise A. Patak Bayes, Julie Camille Hobbs Bayes and Sheri K.
    (Whitener) Bayes; s/o Lacey C. Bayes & Juanita Faye (Abernathy) Bayes
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Maggie (Blackmon) Griffin
Jun 12, 1905 - May 1, 1976

Mrs. Griffin

Services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maggie Griffin, 70, resident of Silver City, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Tom Osteen was to officiate, with burial following at Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, Roger Griffin of Silver City; two sons, William Griffin of Harlingen and Darrell Griffin of Houston, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, Odie Blackmon of Alaska, Sterling Blackmon of Bay City, and Louis Blackmon of Mineral Wells; five sisters, Mrs. Margie Patrick of Corsicana, Mrs. Mammie DeRusha of Corsicana, Mrs. Myrtle Griffin of Barry, Mrs. Mazie Griffin of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Lucille Boyd of Conroe.

Pallbearers will be Hoyte Priddy, Albert Mosley, W. D. Ivie, C. D. Putman, Grady Turner, and Fred Bone.

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William Loyd Griffin
Aug 20, 1922 - Sep 18, 1976

William Griffin

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for William L. Griffin, who died Saturday in Harlingen.

He is survived by his widow, of Harlingen; two sons, Billy Griffin and Jackie Griffin, both of Dallas; his father, Lloyd Griffin of Silver City, and one brother, Daryel Griffin of Houston.

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W. L. Griffin

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel for William L. Griffin, 64, of Harlingen, who died Saturday in Harlingen.

Officiating will be Rev. Bobby Seago, and burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

He was a native of Purdon and had lived in Harlingen the past 30 years. A mechanic for the department of agriculture, he had served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. W. L. Griffin of Harlingen; two sons, Billy Griffin and Jack Griffin, both of Dallas; his father Loyd Griffin of Silver City; a brother Deryl Griffin of Houston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Ray Whiteside, Elgie McDonald, Dan Lanchester, Eddie McNeese, Bob Ashford and Buck Douglas.

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Maggie Ila (Tickle) French-McElwrath
Jul. 22, 1907 - Jul 7, 1970

McElwrath Rites

Graveside rites and burial were held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Younger Cemetery for Mrs. Maggie Ila McElwrath, 62, who died Thursday in Fort Worth where she resided. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Eastridge Church of Christ in Fort Worth. Mr. George Tipps, Church of Christ minister officiated.

Corley Funeral Home conducted graveside rites.

She is survived by one son, George J. McElwrath of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Eva Hood of Dallas and Mrs. Mary A. Johnson of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; two brothers, George D. Tickle of Tacoma, Wash., and Henry Lee Tickle of Arlington; and two sisters, Mrs. Nell Fuller of Fort Worth and Mrs. Julia Cornwell of Bedford, Texas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, July 12, 1970
  • 1st husband William Leroy French [bur at Sheridan Cemetery, Sheridan, Grant Co., AR; 2nd George Joseph McElwrath, Sr. [bur at parkdale Cemetery, Arlington, Tarrant Co., TX]; d/o William Henry Tickle and Johnnie Lee (Taylor) Tickle
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Will Bolin
abt 1897 - Oct 27, 1918

Burial Took Place Yesterday

The remains of Will Bolin who died at the home of Clem Howard near Dawson Sunday night, were interred at the Younger cemetery yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased was twenty-one years of age and died of pneumonia following influenza.

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Maggie (UNKNOWN) Davis
abt 1875 - Oct 14, 1918

Mrs. Maggie Davis, wife of Richard Davis of Purdon died last night of pneumonia, and the remains were interred at the Younger cemetery this afternoon. Deceased was forty-three years of age and leaves her husband and nine children.

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Henry Allen Grimmett
abt 1942 - Sep 4, 2013

Henry A. Grimmett, a native of Barry but long-time San Antonio resident, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 at his home following an extended illness.
He was 71.

A memorial service will be conducted at a later date at Fort Sam Houston cemetery.

Mr. Grimmett was valedictorian of the 1960 Blooming Grove High School but his earlier schooling was at Barry High School, which consolidated in 1958 with the Blooming Grove Independent School District. He was active in sports and literary events at Barry and Blooming Grove High Schools. He was a 1962 honors graduate of Navarro College.

As a youth, Mr. Grimmett was actrive in the Barry Baptist Church and participated in many Baptist Training Union activities.

He studied accounting at the University of Houston. Later, Mr. Grimmett joined the U.S. Air Force where he served with distinction for four years. After his military service, he became a Field Service Representative with the American Red Cross, spending several years with that organization in Vietnam during the height of that conflict.

Henry joined the workforce of Waukesha-Pearce in Houston and would later transfer to San Antonio. He retired in 2011 because of medical conditions after working 38 years for that company as a service administrative assistant.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Jim and Grace Grimmett, pioneer farmers at Barry; a sister, Mrs. Helen L. Sanders, also of San Antonio; and brothers, Eugene D. Grimmett of Salem, Ky. and James W. “Jimmy”
Grimmett of San Antonio.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Letha Tanner of San Antonio; two brothers, Alfred M. Grimmett of Pasadena and Richard C. Grimmett of Austin; one step-son, Michael Teague; and a host of Navarro County relatives.

Arrangements by Mission Park Funeral Chapels South, San Antonio.

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John Edwin Westbrook
Apr 25, 1951 - Sept 7, 2013
 

John Edwin Westbrook, born April 25, 1951, passed away on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. He was 62 years old.

John grew up in Midland, where he was actively involved in Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout Badge by the age of 15 years old. Upon graduating high school, John attended Texas Tech University, but graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration in 1976. Two years later, in 1978, John earned his Juris Doctorate Degree from Baylor University Law School. Although a Baylor graduate, John was a zealous Red Raider fan.

John’s law tenure began with the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office. He moved on to Dallas County for a short time, and then began a prestigious career in Midland County, serving as the First Assistant District Attorney. After leaving Midland County, he served in Cook County and Ellis County District Attorney Offices. In 2008, John came to Navarro County serving as an Assistant District Attorney. After retiring from the county in 2010, John continued a private law practice in Corsicana.

John had many hobbies throughout his life, some of which included competition shooting, playing softball with his friends in Midland, camping, hunting, snow skiing, photography and wood working.

John was a current member of the Blue Knights, and he also participated in the Patriot Guard.

John was preceded in death by his parents William and Patricia Westbrook, sister, Sally Westbrook and former wife Lisa Westbrook.

John is survived by his wife, Terri Westbrook of Corsicana, Texas; her children, Lee McCain of Dallas, Kasie Stagman and her husband, Adam of Bastrop; brother Stephen Westbrook and his wife Shirley, of Sugarland; sister Susan Buck of Bossier City, La.; nieces Lana Redmond, and her husband Joseph, Carrie Salinas and her husband Greg, Heather Sillowitz and her husband Jason; nephews, Commander John Ferguson of the United States Navy and wife Jill, Buddy Lemmon III, and Jason Buck and numerous great nieces and nephews as well as many friends.

John will be remembered by his warm heart, his quick wit, and his ability to make those around him smile. Since John was a tissue and eye donor, he will live on through the lives of many.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home, with Brother Tony Neal officiating. There will be no graveside service, for John’s wishes were to be cremated.

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Clarence D. Bonner
Nov 13, 1922 - Sept 7, 2013

Clarence Bonner, 90, of Eureka went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 in Corsicana. He was born on the farm in Angus on Nov. 13, 1922 to the late Dee Lover Bonner and Hestellar Cox Bonner. He attended school in Angus until he was needed on the family farm at the beginning of World War II after his two older brothers joined the war effort.

Clarence also entered the Army during World War II in 1944 and served in the European Theater. He served in Germany, France, Holland and Czechoslovakia. After Germany surrendered in 1945, he continued to serve in Europe as part of the post-war occupational forces until 1946.

Clarence was honorably discharged from the Army in 1946, but continued to serve in the Army Reserves for a number of years after returning to farm in the Angus area.

Clarence married Ora Lee Bentley on July 7, 1948, and they made their home in Angus and then Eureka for the past 52 years. They enjoyed 64 years of marriage before she passed away in June of this year.

Clarence loved farming but was also very mechanically talented, and began a career as a sewing machine mechanic at the Hat Factory in Corsicana. After working there for several years he also worked at the Haggar Slacks Factory in Corsicana.

Clarence raised cattle and maintained a huge garden even while working as a mechanic. He enjoyed growing large and wonderful tasting tomatoes, and other vegetables which he enjoyed sharing with his church family and selling on the roadside next to his house. Clarence had regular customers from a wide area of Texas who just happened upon his little produce stand and son became hooked because of the quality of his fresh vegetables (and his family thinks because of his easy country charm).

Clarence made the all-important decision to give his life to Jesus at an early age. For the past 34 years he had been a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He is preceded in death by his wife Ora Lee, and son Larry Gene Bonner as well as his parents, one sister Ethelyn Stokes, brother and sister-in-law Lawrence Bonner and wife Martha, and brother Freddy Bonner. Also sisters-in-law Etha Hand and Norma Thomason, and brothers-in-law Hubert Bentley, James Thomason and Jack Bartholomew.

He is survived by daughter Bonnie McNeeley and husband Bobby of Eureka, grandson Terry McNeeley and wife Marie of McKinney, and granddaughter Regina Rogers and husband William of Mexia. Clarence is also survived by great-granddaughters Alex Garcia of Mexia and Chloe McNeeley of McKinney, sister Lorene McBride and husband Mac (W.E.), and sister-in-law Doris Bonner all of Corsicana, and brother-in-law Cliff Thomason of Palestine as well as several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was Monday evening, Sept. 9, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin
- Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Military Honors will be performed at the funeral home as there will not be a graveside service. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Myrtle (Dosser) Farmer
Mar 13, 1887 - Jun 18, 1949

Mrs. L. L. Farmer Funeral Rites Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. L. L. Farmer, aged 62 years, who died at her home in Purdon, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Baptist church at Purdon. Burial was in Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Caylor, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, three sons, Roy Farmer, Emhouse; Guy Farmer, Purdon, and Ray Farmer, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Clyde Horn, and Mrs. M. E. Banks, both of Fort Worth; six brothers, F. T. Dosser, Corsicana; T. H. Dosser, Centralia, Wash.; W. V. and Loving Dosser, both of Moran; John and Allen Dosser, both of Long Beach, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Terry, Moran, 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Griffin Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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William Shirley “Uncle Shirl” McCullouch, Sr.
Dec 31, 1869 - Oct 22, 1949

W. S. McCullough Funeral Services Held On Sunday

Funeral services for W. S. McCullough, aged 79 years, who died at his home here Saturday morning, 813 West Eleventh Avenue, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Dawson Baptist Church. Burial was in the Younger cemetery near Purdon. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon and Rev. O. L. McCullum.

A native of Alabama and retired farmer, McCullough, known as “Uncle Shirl,” was a member of the Fairview Missionary Baptist church at Raleigh.

Surviving are four sons, Curtis, Lendon, William Shirley, Jr., and Billy Joe of Corsicana, and Artie L. McCullough, Snyder; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Clark, Sweetwater, and Mrs. A. J. Widener, Purdon; a step-son, Frank Jackson, Dallas; two step-daughters, Misses Lora Lillian and Betty Jackson, both of Corsicana, with whom he resided; two sisters, Mrs. Rosie Tadlock, Wilson, and Mrs. Lou Ella Putman, O’Donnell; five brothers, John T. McCullough, Purdon; G. L. McCullough, Hillsboro; A. T. McCullough, Fort Worth; Harve McCullough, Itasca, and R. L. McCullough, Decatur, Ala.; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Y. M. Lewis, O. A. Crecelius, Bill Key, Ewing Woodall, Tell Woodall and Rankin French.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 24, 1949
  • h/o Sarah Emma (Almon) Jackson-McCulloch and Mary Ida (Sykes) McCullough s/o William Harve McCulloch and Margaret Lou (Linton) McCulloch
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

INFANT SON Boldin
B&D Feb. 13, 1949

Boldin Infant Buried Monday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Boldin, Purdon, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night at 9:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m., with burial in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Bettie Lou Boldin, and grandparents, Mrs. Cora Boldin and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Butler, all of Purdon.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Ollie Eva (Hosier) Farmer
Aug 1, 1865 - Apr 28, 1931

IN MEMORY OF MRS. J. M. FARMER

The death angel visited us April 28, 1931, during the mid hours and took our beloved grandmother, Mrs. J. M. Farmer of Purdon.

Miss Ollie Hosier was born August 1, 1865 in the state of Illinois. She was married to J. M. Farmer, whose death was preceding Oct. 28, 1920. To this union eight children were born, one died in infancy. She became a member of the Baptist Church in 1924. She passed away at the age of 65 years, 8 months and 28 days, after a few days of illness.

Surviving are seven children, twenty-one grandchildren and one great-grandson, and two brothers, J. E. and C. E. Hosier.

She was patient and calm as death gradually overwhelmed her. We are submissive to the heavenly Father’s will, but this shall be as an oasis of the desert to our many hearts and we shall miss her. But as a token of love we say; There is only a mist between us Dear grandmother, so precious and true.

Only a mist before sunrise
That hides you from our view,
Home, beautiful home
No longer in gladness we can come,
Our fireside characters are scattered,
And only through memory shall we be gathered
With grandmother, who was summoned to that glorious home.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. G. C. Jurren, pastor; and Mr. McCormick of Blooming Grove. The remains were laid to rest in the Younger cemetery with the grandsons acting as pallbearers.

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Purdon.

Mrs. Ollie Farmer passed away at her home here Monday night after an illness of several weeks. The funeral was conducted by Rev. G. C. Jurren, pastor of the Baptist church here, after which the remains were interred in the Younger cemetery. Among those out of town who attended the funeral were J. J. Milton and wife, Richard Crenshaw and wife, Mrs. Lillian Bryant, D. C. Redden and family, all of Corsicana; and Mr. and Mrs. Horn of West.

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George Albert “Ab” Hodges
Feb 6, 1878 - Oct 17, 1931

PURSLEY.

We are very sorry to report the death of Mr. Ab Hodge, a resident of this county for many years. He was buried in the Younger cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Oct 23, 1931
  • h/o Carra Angelina (Swanson) Hodges married May 6, 1906; s/o Josiah “Joe” Hodges & Almeda Mae “Allie” (Howard) Hodges
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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PURDON

PURDON, Oct. 22.—(Spl.)—G. A. Hodges passed away at his home here Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood of Eureka, after which the remains were interred in the
Younger cemetery.

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Bell Zoe (Tipton) Woods
Dec 29, 1869 - Oct 6, 1927

PURDON.
Special to the Sun.

Mrs. Sam Woods passed away suddenly Sunday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. C. Butler. She leaves a husband and five children as follows; Mrs. F. C. Butler, Purdon; Mrs. Vera Cohagen, Corsicana; Mrs. Otis Templeton, Houston, N. A. Woods, Lubbock. All the children were here for the funeral.

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Samuel L. “Sam” Woods
Mar 2, 1865 - Aug 19, 1938

Retired Farmer Found Dead Late Friday Near City

S. L. Woods, aged 74 years, retired farmer, was found hanging in a garage at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Cohagen in North Corsicana Friday evening shortly after 7 o’clock. Mrs. Cohagen is his daughter. The body was discovered by Thomas Earl Williams, aged 13 years.

A coroner’s verdict of “suicide by hanging” was returned by Judge A. E. Foster following an investigation.

A note indicating he planned such an act was found in a pocket. The note was written several weeks ago.

Prior to moving to Corsicana several years ago, Mr. Woods resided in the Purdon community. He had lived in Navarro county for the past 44 years.

Surviving are four children, Mrs. Myrtle Butler, Purdon; Mrs. Floyd Templeton, Houston; Norman Woods, Ben Wheeler, and Mrs. Cohagen, Corsicana; several grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Ada Ray, Canton; a brother, Charles Wood, Alabama, and other relatives.

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Columbus Perry Farmer
Oct 28, 1886 – Jul 10, 1962

Hold Services Retired Pumper

C. P. Farmer, 77, retired oil field pumper, died in Dublin Tuesday. Native of Navarro county, he was an oil field pumper here for 25 years and a member of the Church of Christ.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery at Purdon.

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

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Cleo Watkins, Stephenville, and Mrs. Doris Marcell, San Antonio; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two half-brothers, W. L. and Bill Norton, both of Corsicana; two half-sisters, Mrs. Cora Ryburn, Port Isabel, and Mrs. Ruth Emakamp, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Rheuben Levi Ivie
Oct 21, 1899 - Mar 31, 1962

Purdon Farmer Dies Saturday

Rheuben L. Ivie, 62, Purdon farmer, died in Memorial hospital Monday morning following a brief illness.

Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of relatives, but burial will be in the Younger cemetery at Purdon.

Survivors include his wife, four sons, three daughters, mother, a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service will have charge.

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Purdon Farmer Rites Monday

Funeral services for R. L. Ivie, 62, Purdon farmer, who died in Memorial hospital Saturday morning following a weeks’ illness, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Purdon Baptist church with burial in the Younger cemetery. He was a life-long resident of the Purdon community.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. M. Nauret, pastor, assisted by Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor of the First Assembly of God church here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Emma Ivie, Purdon; mother, Mrs. Mittie Henderson, Purdon; four sons, Raymond Ivie, Irving; Warren, Elgin. E. and James Ivie all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Lurene Moyers and Mrs. Letha Nell Thomas, both of Fort Worth, and Patricia Ann Ivie, Purdon; a brother, Garland Ivie, Purdon; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Grady Thomas, Clarence Thomas, Clarence Putman, Hoyt Priddy, Guy Farmer, George Darden, Tommy Farmer and Albert Mosley.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Bert Taylor Polson
Jul 15, 1882 - Apr 20, 1962

Bert T. Polson Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Bert T. Polson will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with J. C. Mahoney, Church of Christ minister, officiating. Interment will be in Younger cemetery.

A long-time Corsicana resident, Polson, 79, died in Memorial hospital Friday noon. He was a native of Crawford.

Polson was a farmer and a veteran of World War 1. He had resided in Corsicana the past 25 years moving her from Mt. Calm.

Surviving, other than his widow of Corsicana, are one son, Willie Lee Polson, California; three daughters, Mrs. W. E. Easter, Marlin; Mrs. L. O. Page, Waco, and Mrs. Lee McKenzie, Midland; one step-son, S. M. Howard, Ft. Worth; one step-daughter, Mrs. Karen Evans, Michigan; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, April 21, 1962
  • 1st wife Ethel Pearl (Holiday) Polson buried in Mt. Calm cemetery 2nd wife Annie Lee (unk) Howard-Polson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Monroe Farmer
Oct 22, 1856 - Oct 29, 1929

Purdon Farmer Died There Monday

BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 2.—J. W. Farmer, 79, died at his home in the Purdon community Monday after a long illness and the funeral was held at the Younger cemetery near Silver City.

Surviving are his wife and five children.

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Lydia (Baker) Farmer
Jun 21, 1888 - Jun 17, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Farmer

Funeral services for Mrs. Lydia Farmer, 75, who died in Methodist Hospital, Dallas, Friday morning, were held Saturday 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by L. W. Mayo, North Beaton Church of Christ minister. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

Mrs. Farmer was a native of the Pansy community and resided in Corsicana until moving to Dallas a few years ago.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. R. D. Onstott, Dallas; Mrs. J. R. Calhoun, Lancaster; Mrs. Odett Russell, Houston, and Mrs. Odie Blackmon, Corsicana; a son, Joe Farmer, DeSoto; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jodie Farmer, Jerry Blackmon, Larry Calhoun, Jesse Blackmon, Terry Russell, Jimmy Russell, Dan Onstott and Don Onstott, all grandsons.

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Susan Elizabeth “Bettie” (McLain) Burross-Swink
Nov 28, 1864 - Aug 15, 1931

MRS. BETTIE SWINK KILLED IN ACCIDENT SOUTH GROSEBECK

PIONEER RESIDENT PURSLEY COMMUNITY VICTIM OF TRUCK CRASH

Mrs. Bettie Swink, aged 66 years, pioneer resident of the Pursley community, wife of the late T. Swink, was instantly killed Saturday morning at 4 o’clock five miles south of Grosebeck, Limestone county, when a truck in which she and three others were returning from a fishing trip at Texas City, turned over, breaking Mrs. Swink’s neck. The other occupants of the truck, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson and Otto Fendeiscen who reside on the Swink farm, escaped unharmed. The truck hit loose gravel, causing it to skid and turn over.

Mrs. Swink was born in Arkansas, but moved to the Pursley community during early childhood and had made her home there since.

Prior to her marriage, she was Miss Bettie McLain.

Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home in the Pursley community with interment in the old Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Frank Burross and John T. Burros, both of Corsicana, and Wilmer T. Swink, Olney, Texas; one step-daughter, Mrs. George Weaver, Pursley; three grandchildren, five step-grandchildren, one brother, J. F. McLain, Dawson.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, August 15, 1931
  • 1st husband Jackson Burross 2nd Turner Lamar Swink d/o Benjamin Franklin McLain and Mary S. Adelaide (Burleson) McLain
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. SWINK

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Swink, aged 66 years, pioneer resident of the Pursley community, who was killed in an automobile accident five miles south of Groesbeck Saturday morning at 4 o’clock were held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the
Old Pursley cemetery. Mrs. Swink was born in Arkansas, but moved to the Pursley community when she was a small child.

Mrs. Swink accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Bill Johnson and Otto Fendeisen, residents of the Swink farm, were returning from a fishing trip to Texas City, when the accident occurred. The truck in which they were riding struck loose gravel and turned over. Mrs. Swink’s neck was broken, but other members of the party escaped injury.

Prior to her marriage, she was Miss Bettie McClain.

Surviving are three sons, Frank Burross and John T. Burross, both of Corsicana; Wilmer T. Swink, Olney, Texas; a step-daughter, Mrs. George Weaver, Pursley; three grandchildren; five step-grandchildren, and one brother, J. F. McClain, Dawson.

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

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Johnny "Todd" Maggard
Dec 10, 1906 - Apr 14, 1991

Johnnie Maggard

Johnnie Maggard, 84, of Teague, died April 14, 1991, at the Fairfield Memorial Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel in Teague with the Rev. Walter Brown officiating. Burial will be in Patterson Cemetery in Emhouse.

He was born Dec. 10, 1906, in Texas and had resided in Freestone County since 1941. He was a retired manager of Lone Star Gas Co. He was an active member of the Teague Volunteer Fire Department and had served as chief of the Teague Volunteer Fire Department. He was a member of the Teague Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Methodist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pansy Maggard of Teague; three sons, Jerry Maggard of Teague, William Maggard of Huntsville and Bobby Maggard of Austin; one daughter, Judith Selz of Houston; two brothers, Ray Maggard of Ennis and Claude Maggard of Emhouse; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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Mable C. (Denbow) Patterson
Sep 22, 1899 - Dec 22, 1989

Mable Patterson

Mable Patterson, 90, died Dec. 22, 1989, in Corsicana.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. David Williams will officiate. Burial will be in the New Chatfield Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 22, 1899 in Chatfield. She had been a resident her around four years.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Selida Blackwood of Ft. Worth and Claudean Moseley of Corsicana; one son, Chesley Patterson, Jr. of Corsicana; Ruby Hefner, a sister of Corsicana; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gary Williams, Tom Patterson, Leslie Patterson, Bobby Carr, Dave Knaus and Rob Lesley.

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Charles William Bailey, Sr.
Jul 4, 1924 - Dec 21, 1989

Charles Bailey

Charles W. Bailey, 65, of Corsicana died Dec. 21, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

He was born July 4, 1924, in Tutwyler, Miss., and had lived in Corsicana for 40 years. He was a retired electrician, a member of the Baptist Chruch, a World War II veteran, and a member of Masonic Lodge No. 206 in Greenville, Miss.

He is survived by his wife, Emmazell Bailey of Corsicsna; four sons, Charles W. Bailey, Jr. of Dennis, Miss., Ronnie Bailey of DeSoto, Danny Bailey of Caddo Mills, and Hank Bailey of Corsicana; one daughter, Tina Cupps of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; two brothers, Duncan Bailey and Olen Bailey of Greenville, Miss.; four sisters, Virginia White, Frances Hill and Julia Cook, all of Greenville, Miss., and Shirley Stewart of New Orleans; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Gene Butler, David Lynch Jr., Bill Dill, Clifford Dill, Rex Bowers and Melba Bowers, Chester Clay and Billy Cole.

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Hettie Lou (Oden) Putman
Dec 13, 1897 - Dec 23, 1989

Hettie Putman

Mrs. Hettie Putman, 92, of Corsicana, died Dec. 23, 1989, at Twilight Nursing Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Dresden Cemetery.

She is survived by five sons, Chester and Glendon, both of Corsicana, Artie of Barry, Ralph of Blooming Grove and Donald of Glenden, Texas; three daughters, Cordenia Wood of Stanford, Betty McDonald of Rule, Doris Wheat of Abliene; one brother Elzie Oden of Corsicana and one sister, Bertha Lunn of Corsicana.

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Alto Fay (Price) Mahoney-Hill
Sept 11, 1931 - Sept 12, 2013

Alto Fay Mahoney Hill passed away peacefully on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 at the age of 82 surrounded by family. She was born in Spring Hill on Sept. 11, 1931 to Tom and Clytie Price. On Dec. 27, 1947 she married Maurice Mahoney and together they had three children. They worked at Collin Street Bakery decorating cakes; once their children were grown they moved to Haskell, Texas, to own and operate The Sweet Shop, which was their passion.

After Maurice's passing, Alto Fay moved back to Corsicana to be with her children. This is when she met and married Joe Dean Hill on Nov. 13, 1982 and was blessed with two more children. She was a long-time active member of Emmanuel Baptist Church until she was no longer able to drive.
She loved serving the Lord and helping anyone she could. She was always there for her family and will be deeply missed by all.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Maurice, daughter Janice Mahoney (at birth), son Tommy Mahoney, sister Geraldean Robinson and husband Joe Dean Hill.

She is survived by daughter Virginia McCaleb and husband John, son Marlon Mahoney and wife Connie, daughter-in-law Vicki Mahoney, son Randy Hill and wife Courtney and son Ricky Hill, 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be grandsons David Mahoney and Troy Mahoney, son Randy Hill, Brad Fowler, Vince Keys and Jeremy Fowler. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Rogers and his staff, Angels at Home and Hospice of Cedar Lake.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home with Bro. Bo Loftis officiating. Burial will be held at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Charles Edward Terry
Jun 12, 1922 - Apr 9, 2000

Charles Edward Terry

Charles Edward Terry, 77, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, April 9, 2000 in Corsicana.

Services will be 2 p.m. today at Community Chapel Church with the Rev. Lonnie Keele and the Rev. Dan Rhodes officiating. Interment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Terry was born June 12, 1922 in Blossom. He was a member of Community Chapel Church and the OGBA. He was a retired contractor and a member of the Dallas-area A.G.C. He was a US Army veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Patsy Milligan; and his parents, Rufus and Mae Terry.

Mr. Terry is survived by his wife, Virginia Terry of Corsicana; daughter, Alison Humann of Corsicana; a son Ronald E. Terry of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to Community Chapel Church, 223 Ave. F., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Clarence Thomerson, Sr.
Sep 1, 1908 - Dec 21, 1989

Clarence Thomerson

Clarence Thomerson, Sr., 81, of Corsicana, died Dec. 21, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be at 12:30 Saturday at Rosehill Cemetery with Dr. David Hale officiating. Arrangements are with Griffin-
Roughton Funeral Home.

Survivors are Alma Thomerson of Corsicana; one son, Clarence Thomerson of Corsicana; one daughter Peggy Slider of Crete, Illinois; five grandchildren.

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Farris Lee "Tommy" Thompson
Jan 30, 1906 - Apr 4, 1990

Farris Thompson

Farris Lee Thompson, 84, of Houston, died April 4, 1990, in Houston.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in Rose Hill Cemetery with James French officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include one niece, Bobbie Yelinek of Houston.

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Olivia Camille (Grady) Tinnin
Mar 4, 1903 - Dec 10, 1989

Camille Tinnin

Mrs. Camille Tinnin, 86, of Corsicana, died Dec. 10, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. The Rev. A. L. Cronk will officiate.

She was born March 4, 1903, in Blooming Grove, and had lived in Corsicana for 15 years.

Survivors include her husband, H. G. Tinnin of Corsicana; one sister, Norine Muyon of California; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Harry Gayle Tinnin
Sep 9, 1905 - Jun 17, 1991

Gayle Tinnin

Gayle Tinnin, 85, of Corsicana died June 17, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 10 a. m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Madden officiating. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 9, 1905, in Farmington, Mo. He was a retired brick mason and served in the Navy and Seabees during World War II.

He is survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ken Strain, Don Eaker, Glenn Dunlap, Brett Dunlap, Bob Fritts and Jerry McGehee.

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Bobby Doyle Tipping
Sep 18, 1934 - Apr 13, 1991

Bobby D. Tipping

Bobby Doyle Tipping, 56, of Blooming Grove, died April 13, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, and the Rev. Terry Skinner officiated. Burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Tipping was a graduate of Sam Houston University in 1958 and a graduate of Baylor University in 1963.

Tipping was retired after 20 years from the Italy Independent School District and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Ernest and Doris Tipping.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Ross Tipping, of Blooming Grove; a son, David Tipping of Iola, two sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Carole Tipping of Barry, and Jamey and Mary Tipping of Corsicana; one daughter and son-in-law, Johanna and Sloan Brown of Corsicana; four granddaughters; one brother, Bill tipping of Blooming Grove; and two sisters, Mary Hiler of Blooming Grove and Joann McCown of Longview.

Pallbearers include James Howard Gantt, Perry Murphy, Sydney Reeves, Bobby Brown, Ted Green and Greg Gantt.

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Delma Lanear Tipping
Mar 23, 1924 - Nov 3, 1988

Delma L. Tipping

Delma L. Tipping, 64, of Abbott died Nov. 3, 1988, at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Temple after a short illness.

Service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Charlie Hall officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

He was a former resident of Blooming Grove and worked as a maintenance superintendant at Navarro College for four years before joining the postal service in February 1966. He was employed as a rural mail carrier in West at the time of his death. He served in the U. S. Navy during World War II.

He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, the West Masonic Lodge, the Hillsboro Knights Templar #39, the Karem Shrine Temple of Waco, the V.F.W. Post #44819 of West and the Scottish Rite of Waco.

He is survived by his mother, Lula Tipping of Blooming Grove; his wife, Martha Nell McSpadden Tipping of Abbott; two sons, David Tipping of Corsicana and Steve Tipping of Rio Vista; one daughter, Melanie Pustejovsky of Abbott; eight grandchildren, Beth and Becky Tipping, both of Corsicana, Randa, Jeremy and Will Tipping, all of Rio Vista, and Eric, Scott and Kyle Pustejovsky, all of Abbott; two brothers, Harold Tipping of LaMarque and L. M. Tipping of Tucson, Ariz.; two sisters, Wanda Hogan of Freer and Wilma Stokes of Fort Worth; and uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are Harold Dozier, Jimmy Russell, Freddy Griffin, Bill Mangrum, Eugene Pustejovsky and Pete Crocker. Honorary pallbearers include the Hillsboro Commandery of Knights Templar #39, Rural Carriers of Hill and McClennan counties, the employees of the West Post Office and members of the West Masonic Lodge.

Memorials may be made to the Shriner’s Crippled and Children’s Hospital and Shrine Burn Center of Galveston or your favorite charity.

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Evelyn Julia (Marburger) Tipping
Nov 10, 1913 - Aug 1, 1988

Evelyn Julie Tipping

Evelyn Julie Tipping, 74, died Aug. 1, 1988 in Amarillo.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Rosehill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Mr. Joe Neil Clayton officiating.

Chapel services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of Christ in Dumas.

The body will lie in state from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Friday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

She was a resident of Dumas for eight years. She was preceded in death by her husband Willard Jim Tipping in 1962. Survivors include four sons, James Tipping, of Dumas,; Edward Tipping, of Monahans; Larry and Bobby Tipping, both of Amarillo; one daughter, Diana Henderson of LaMesa; and one brother, Gilbert Marburger, of Waelder.

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Lula Fredelia (Calhoun) Tipping
Sep 14, 1903 - Apr 15, 1994

Lula C. Tipping

Lula C. Tipping, 90, of Blooming Grove, died April 15, 1994, in Fort Worth.

Services will be 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove, with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove is in charge of arrangements.

She was born Sept. 14, 1903, in Blooming Grove, the daughter of William Edward and Louisa Green Calhoun. She Graduated from Blooming Grove High School and married Loys Marvin Tipping Sept. 17, 1921. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Loys Marvin Tipping, Sr.; and two sons, Delma L. Tipping and Forrest D. Tipping.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-laws, Harold and Peggy Tipping of LaMarque, Texas, and L. M. and Peggy Tipping of Tucson, Ariz., two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and John Hogan of Felden, Texas, and Wilma and Lawrence Stokes of Fort Worth; two sisters, Addie Goodwin of Waxahachie and Lois Stubblefield of Frost; one daughter-in-law, Martha Tipping of Abbott, Texas; 14 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Bernice Helen (Jones) Tullos
Feb 10, 1900 - Jul 3, 1987

Mrs. Bernice Tullos

Mrs. Bernice Tullos, 87, of Blooming Grove, died Friday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Survivors include two grandsons, Charles “Skip” Tullos of Corsicana and Tom G. Tullos of Brownfield; a great granddaughter, Lee Ann Tullos of Corsicana; and a daughter-in-law, Dorothy Dixon of Corsicana.

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Cynthia Ann “Cindy” (Ingram) Copeland
Mar 23, 1951 - Sep 11, 2013

In Memory of
Cynthia Copeland
March 23, 1951 - September 11, 2013
Obituary

Cindy was born March 23, 1951 in Dallas, Tx and died September 11, 2013 at the age of 62. Survived by son, Nicholas Copeland; mother, Yvonne Ingram; sisters, Dawn Morgan and Marci Keeton and by two grandchildren. Graveside service and interment 2:00 PM Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, Texas. A family gathering will take place at Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home from 10:00 until 11:30 on the morning of the service.

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  • Sparkman/Crane Funeral Home - Sep 14, 2013
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Billy Earl Aulds
Sept 4, 1947 - Sept 6, 2013

Billy Earl Aulds, 66, passed away in Dallas on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.

Billy was born in Denver City, Texas on Sept. 4, 1947 to Samuel and Sula
(Agnes) Aulds. He grew up in Denver City and graduated from Denver City High School. On Sept. 23, 1972 he married Suzanne Stewart. He served his country proudly in the United States Army during Vietnam.

He worked for True Value for over 18 years in the warehouse and served as a Gladewater Fire Fighter for several years. He was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Corsicana where he served as a Deacon for many years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. His pride and joy was his family, especially his grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Sula Aulds, his wife, Suzanne Aulds, grandson, Colby Allen Crockett and one brother, Gerald Aulds.

He is survived by one son, John Aulds; one daughter, Andrea Aulds Dyson and her husband, Shawn; two grandchildren: Zachary Crockett and Conner Jaxon Crockett along with one sister, Beverly Martin.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013 at the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Corsicana.

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Maudie Pearl (Logsdon) Crecelius-Bloomfield
Jan 3, 1894 - Jan 4, 1971

Bloomfield Rites Set Wednesday

Mrs. Maudie Crecelius Bloomfield, 77, of Fort Worth, died there Monday. She was a native of Venus, Texas, and a Baptist.

Funeral services will be held in Fort Worth Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Meissner Funeral Chapel. Graveside rites and burial will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at the Dresden Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home will direct the graveside services.

She is survived by her husband, Mert Bloomfield, Fort Worth; two sons, Ed and Mert Bloomfield Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Ellis Yates and Mrs. Ima Luckett, all of Fort Worth; 20 grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Nora Rogers of O’Connell, Texas.

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Mary Clyde Holland
Oct 2, 1889 - Sep 20, 1971

Mary Holland

Services will be held for Miss Mary Clyde Holland, 81, at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Wilkirson and Hatch Funeral Chapel in Waco.

Rev. John Harper will officiate and burial is to be in Rice Cemetery in Rice.

Miss Holland died in a Waco Hospital Monday.

A native of Walthall, Miss., she came to Rice as a child, but lived in Waco for the past 35 years.

She was a nurse and a member of the Herring Ave. Methodist church.

She is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Cook, Mrs. Ila Vowell, and Mrs. Claudia Starnes, all of Waco, and several nieces and nephews.

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Elizabeth Coleman “Lizzie” (Almon) Ellis
Dec 17, 1886 - Jun 30, 1971

Ellis

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Ellis, 84, of Mabank died Wednesday in a Garland Hospital.

Funeral services are to be Friday at 10 a.m. in Williams Funeral Chapel in Garland. Graveside services are set for 1:30 p.m. Friday in Younger Cemetery in Purdon. The Rev. Jack Coots is to officiate.

She is survived by one son, Richard Ellis of Mabank; two brothers, Jack Almon of Corpus Christi and the Rev. David Almon of Moscow, Idaho; five sisters, Mrs. J. R. Breedlove of Dawson, Mrs. W. E. Butler of Purdon, Mrs. John S. Tipton of Corsicana, Mrs. Rufus Tekell and Mrs. L. A. Flyr, both of Cleburne; three grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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William Wesley Loomis
Jun 19, 1963 - Jun 5, 1971

Loomis

Funeral services for William Wesley Loomis, 7, who died Saturday in Houston, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery. The Rev. David Kimberly, Purdon Baptist Church pastor, will officiate.

The child is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Loomis; one brother, Thomas Wayne; and two sisters, Deborah Rene and Rebecca, all of Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Morgan of Tyler and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wesley Loomis of Fulton, N.Y.; and great-grandmother, Mrs. Annie Butler of Purdon.

Pallbearers will be Frank Dunigan, Arnie Drykes, Ed White and Homer Bothe.

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Lora Mattie (Crenshaw) Dodd
Feb 22, 1895 - Jan 1, 1971

Dodd Rites

Mrs. Lora Dodd died January 1, in Dallas.

Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday with burial in Younger Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Walter L. Dodd of Dallas, David A. Dodd of Dix, Neb. and R. J. Dodd of Allenhurst, Georgia; one daughter, Mrs. N. Redding of Laneville; ten grandchildren and five greatgrandchildren; two brothers, Pyburn Crenshaw of Mexia and Horace Crenshar of Pasadena; and two sisters, Mr. J. C. Jackson and Mrs. Albert Gothard, both Murchison.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, January 3, 1971 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Dodd Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel for Mrs. Ora Dodd who died Friday in Dallas. The Rev. O. A. Moore officiated, and burial was in Younger cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, a daughter, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

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Dodd Service Set Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lora Dodd, who died Friday in Dallas, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. O. A. Moore officiating. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

Mrs. Dodd is survived by three sons, Walter L. of Dallas, David A. of Dix, Neb., and R. J. of Allenhurst, Ga.; a daughter, Mrs. N. Redding of Laneville; ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Pyburn Crenshaw of Mexia and Horace Crenshaw of Pasadena; and two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Jackson and Mrs. Albert Gothard of Murchison.

Pallbearers will be Odis R. Sikes, Clarence O. Sikes, Billy G. Sikes, James L. Morgan, Jared Horton, and Jack Essex.

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Henry Dexter “Bud” Owens
Dec 24, 1886 - Dec 15, 1971

H. D. Owens

Funeral for H. D. (Bud) Owens, 84, was to be at 2 p.m. Friday in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was to be in Younger Cemetery.

Officiating at the services were the Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the First Pentecostal Church of God, and the Rev. Charles Pringle, pastor of the Westside Baptist Church. Owens was a member of the First Pentecostal congregation.

Owens, a Corsicana resident for the past 23 years, died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. A native of Alabama, he was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow of the home; four sons, W. J. Owens of Plano, Ellis Owens of Corsicana, Lewis Owens and Chester Owens both of Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Oneal Wilcox of Corsicana and Mrs. Roy Summers of Mart; seventeen grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were to be Jackie Owens, Herbert Wilcox, Glenn Wilcox, Earnest Owens, Joe Summers and Leo Summers.

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Albert F. Patrick
Jun 13, 1913 - Jun 25, 1971
Patrick

A. F. (Man) Patrick, 58, a native of Hubbard, died Friday in Dallas. A veteran of World War 11, he was a welder for Dow Chemical Co.

Funeral services are to be at 3:30 today in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. David W. Phelps and the Rev. J. Roland Spears officiating. Burial is to be in Younger Cemetery.

He is survived by one brother, G. H. Patrick of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Octavia Burton and Mrs. Mary Sherwood, both of Arlington, and Mrs. Susie Vasser of Houston; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Sidney Williams, Curtis Owens, Basil Follis, Bob Garen, David Dycus and Tucker Covington.

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Robert Burney Moore
Aug 4, 1882 - Aug 17, 1961

Burney Moore Dies At Purdon Thursday Night

Burney Moore, 79, retired farmer, died of a heart attack at his home in the Purdon community Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Scott, chaplain of the State Home and Baptist minister.

Native of Oxford, Miss., he came to Bell county, Texas as a young child with his family, and later moved to near Blooming Grove. He had resided at Purdon for 65 years. He was a member of the Purdon Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; a son, Hoyt Moore, cashier of the First National Bank, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Everett Sims, Houston, and Mrs. Howard Jackson, Powell; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three brothers, W. D. Moore, Fairfield; J. B. Moore, Houston, and Lonnie Moore, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Carroll, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Hoyt Priddy, George Darden, C. E. Thomas, Jr.; J. T. Derden, Charles Copeland, Tommy Farmer, Herman Slaughter and Clarence Thomas.

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Russell Vincent Houston
Dec 3, 1900 - Jul 20, 1961

R. V. Houston Rites Monday

DAWSON, July 22—(Spl.)—Russell V. Houston, husband of the former Miss Grace Berry of Dawson, died Thursday night in a San Benito hospital.

The body will arrive in Corsicana at 11:34 a.m. Sunday on the Fort Worth and Denver and Rock Island Lines and will be taken to the Eubanks Funeral Chapel in Dawson.

Funeral services will be held at Younger Cemetery near Purdon and Silver City Monday at 10 a.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert W. Sanders, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joseph Evans, Ewing Woodall, Lee Putman, Carlos Berry, Conrad Newton, Jr. and McKeown Breedlove.

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Henry Oliver Kennemore
Feb 24, 1880 - Jul 29, 1961

H. O. Kennemore Rites Monday

H. O. Kennemore, 81, native of Carrollton county, Ga., resident of the Purdon community 67 years died in Memorial hospital Saturday. He was a carpenter.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Wm. L. Patrick, assisted by Rev. Jarrel Griffin.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; four sons, N. C. Kennemore, Irving; D. S. and L. H. Kennemore, Purdon, and A. M. Kennemore, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. L. F. French, Purdon, and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were David Kennemore, Jerry Kennemore, Lewis Owens, Clarence French, W. E. Parker and C. L. Humphries.

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Willie Joe Howard
May 20, 1896 - Dec 1971

W. J. Howard

Services for Willie Joe Howard, 75, were set for 2 p.m. this afternoon at the Evangeline Funeral Home in New Iberia, La., with the Rev. Calvin Hazelwood officiating.

Graveside services are to be Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Younger Cemetery with Rev. Bruce McNair officiating.

Corley’s Funeral Home is in charge of the local arrangements.

He was a native of Corsicana and a member of the Baptist church. He had lived in New Iberia since 1953. He died there suddenly Monday night.

Survivors include two sons, Neil Howard of Houma, La., and Fred Howard of Houston; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 14, 1971
  • h/o Norma J. (unk) Howard; s/o Billie John Howard & Elizabeth Meredith "Bettie" (Farmer) Howard-Collins buried in Zion's Rest cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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