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Gary Blair Auerbach
Jan 19, 1953 - Sep 22, 2013

Gary Auerbach, 60 of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at the ETMC Hospital in Tyler.

He is survived by two daughters, Blair Serna and husband Ed of Kerens, Alyssa Westbrook and husband Wesley of Kerens; two sons, Steven Warren and wife Britney of Crocket, and Johnathon Warren of Wichita Falls; three grandchildren; sister, Brenda Fields and husband Larry of Kerens, brothers Coco Auerbach and wife Joan of Athens, and Rickey Auerbach and wife Kathy of Kerens; sister, Debbie Edrington and husband Bruce of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel.

No Funeral service is planned at this time.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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David Beasley
June 14, 1959 - Sept 25, 2013

Memorial services for David Beasley, 54, of Cleburne will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 in the Rosser Funeral Home Chapel in Cleburne.

David passed away on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 in Cleburne. He was born June 14, 1959 in Corsicana to Carlton and Barbara (Lieser) Beasley.

He was of the Baptist faith.

David is survived by his parents, Carlton and Barbara Beasley of Cleburne; brothers, Wade Beasley of Dallas, and Scott Beasley and wife Rae Anne of Trophy Club; niece Grace Elizabeth Beasley; and nephew, Nicholas Reagan Beasley.

Memorials may be made to the National M.S. Society, 8111 N. Stadium Drive, Suite 100, Houston, TX 77054.

Rosser Funeral Home, Cleburne, in charge of arrangements.

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Billy Gene Keel
May 22, 1927 - Sept 17, 2013

Billy Gene Keel, age 86, of Streetman, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, at Palestine Regional Hospital. He was born in Streetman May 22, 1927 to Kirby and Morah Keel.

Billy Keel was a veteran who served in the Army and worked at the Red River Army Depot in Texarkana.

He was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Streetman.

He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Kirby Keel, Jr.

He is survived by his wife Fryda (Holcvegaite) Keel, daughters Linda Collvins and husband Penny of Benbrook, Karen Johnston of Fort Worth, Lisa Beel and Shirley Keel of Streetman, sons James Keel and wife Ann of Streetman, David Keel of Streetman; sisters, Marceline Bohnas of Fort Worth, and Glenda Gentry of Abilene, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in the Corsicana Chapel.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Birdston Cemetery in Streetman with Rev. Elton McCann officiating.

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Eugene Harper Ellis, Sr.
January 18, 1943 - May 20, 2013
 

Eugene Harper Ellis, Sr.
Gene – Born January 18th, 1943 at Methodist Hospital Dallas.
Parents – Roland Harper Ellis and Juanita Eunice Ellis
Gene grew up in Dallas and attended Dallas schools and SMU School of Business.
He began working at Roland Ellis men's clothing store as a teenager and after his father's death in 1976, Gene and his brother Roland Glen continued running the business until the late 1980's. Gene stayed in sales until his death on May 20, 2013. Gene was a born salesman! He enjoyed talking to people and he never met a stranger. Gene loved all sports. He played football, baseball and basketball in Jr. High and High School. He met Carol Brown in 9th grade at Boude Storey Jr. High. They dated all through South Oak Cliff High School and became engaged after graduation. A year later they married.
During High School, Gene was Vice President of the Student Body his Junior year and President his Senior year. He enjoyed school and was a popular and well-liked student by his teachers and many friends!
Gene and Carol began their family in 1964. They have 3 children: Deborah Demma, Eugene Ellis and Donna Ellis.
Gene loved spending time with his family. He would joke that his business card should read grandparent on call! His children and grandchildren were all very special to Gene. He loved them all with a love that only a parent or grandparent could understand.
Gene's parents were members of Cliff Temple Baptist Church in the early 1940s. When Gene was born, he was enrolled in Cradle Row and has been a church member all these years. This is the only church that he felt like was his church home. Over these 70 years, his church family has been his strength and support during the many happy time and some sad times. He loved the Lord and said many times how blessed he was to have such a wonderful family and friends.
He looked forward to seeing his family and friends in heaven. Gene will be greatly missed, but will be remembered as a loving and caring Christian father, grandfather and friend.

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Brenda (Jordan) Patak-Null
Apr 10, 1945 - Sept 17, 2013

Brenda Patak Null, 68, passed away peacefully in Ennis on Tuesday, Sept.
17, 2013.

Brenda was born in Corsicana on April 10, 1945 to Clitis V. and Dorothy (Windham) Jordan. She grew up in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School. On April 20, 1963 she married Eugene Patak, who passed away in 1989; she later married William “Bill” Null on Sept. 16, 1994 and he passed away in 2000. She resided in Ennis from the time of her marriage to Eugene until her death.

She worked for the Ennis Municipal Hospital for over 30 years in various departments but she enjoyed patient care the best. She was a member of St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church and was a 50-year member of the KJZT #16. She loved doing crafts and all outdoor activities. She was blessed to have a special connection with each and every one of her grandchildren. Her loving and sweet character will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her parents, C.V. and Dorothy Jordan; husbands, Eugene Patak in 1989 and William “Bill” Null in 2000; one brother, Billy Jordan and one granddaughter, Amanda Valek.

She is survived by one son, Troy Patak and his wife Kim of Ennis; daughters, Karen Snow and her husband Chris Snow of Trophy Club, Sharon Valek and her husband Chris Valek of Ennis, Cynthia Pruitt and her husband, Rowdy Pruitt of Ennis; nine grandchildren, Casey, Brittany, Jessica, Michael, Christopher, Brett, Emily, Shelby and Faith; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Harper; one brother, Clitis Jordan, Jr. of Corsicana and two sisters, Kathey Sherrard of Corsicana and Darla Capehart of Corsicana.

Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with Rosary at 7 p.m.

Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 in the St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church of Ennis with Father Ed Karasek of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of West as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Ethel Irene (Jones) Boulware
Feb 22, 1924 - Set 17, 2013

Ethel Irene Jones Boulware, 89, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with Rev. Kenward Goode officating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Alva Langston "Al" Meador
Feb 09, 1920 - Sep 7, 2013

Home: Haltom City, TX; Date of Death: September 07, 2013; Place of Birth: Blooming Grove, TX; Birthdate: February 09, 1920; Age: 93

Funeral Service: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 10:30 AM Birdville Baptist Church, Haltom City, TX

Visitation: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lucas Funeral Home - Hurst, Hurst, TX

Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, TX HALTOM CITY -- Alva Langston "Al" Meador passed away Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, while in the hospital.
Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Birdville Baptist Church. Interment: Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.
Memorials: Donations may be made to American Heart Association or a charity of choice.
Al was born Feb. 9, 1920, in Blooming Grove, the fourth of five sons born to the late Edgar Lee and Cora Rachel Carrington Meador. He graduated from high school in Blooming Grove and was one of the surviving five in the graduating class of 21 students. He attended business college in Dallas and later attended UTA and TCU. He served our country from 1942 to 1946, attaining the rank of master sergeant.
In 1940 he married Mildred Ruth Sims, who died in 1995 at the age of 75. In 2000 he married Twila Spicer who survives him. Two sons were born to Al and Mildred, Stephen and Paul. Both survive him.
Al was an active member of Handley Baptist Church for over 50 years and served as a deacon during that time. He was a current member of Birdville Baptist Church and taught a men's Bible class for the past eight years.
Al was the retired owner of Texas Aluminum Foundry, which is now being operated by his sons, Stephen and Paul, and his daughter-in-law, Leslie.
He was a past member of the American Foundry Society, The Downtown Rotary Club and the East Side Optimist Club. Al never met a stranger, he enjoyed his family, his church, camping, any sporting event, and watching the birds. He was greatly loved and will be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar Lee and Cora Rachel; four brothers, Cecil, Earl, Robert and Bruce; and his first wife, Mildred.
Survivors: His wife, Twila; son, Stephen and his wife, Nelda, and their six children; son, Paul and his wife, Leslie, and their four children; stepdaughter, Connie Foster and her two children; stepdaughter, Melissa Bousquet and her husband, Dr. John Bousquet, and their six children; stepson, John Dee Spicer and his wife, Jill, and their eight children; 26 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

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Agatha Marie (Lynch) Beene
Sep 26, 1922 - Sep 25, 2013

Marie Lynch Beene

SAN ANGELO Marie Lynch Beene, age 90, walked into heaven to be eternally with her God on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Marie was born Sept. 26, 1922, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to Charlie Parham Lynch and Mamie Lee Hix Lynch. She was married on Aug. 28, 1943, to Johnnie Morris Beene Sr., who preceded her to heaven in 1981. We, her family, praise God our Father for her godly example as a woman who accepted Jesus Christ and walked closely with Him by the power of His Holy Spirit. Marie faithfully served at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove, Texas, Walnut Street Baptist Church of Hillsboro, Texas, First Baptist Church of Fort Stockton, Texas, and First Baptist Church of San Angelo, Texas. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years. Daily serving God gave her the strength to be a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. Thank you God, what a blessing she has been to us. Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie Morris Beene Sr.; parents C.P. and Mamie Lynch; brothers Cecil, Melvin, William Lynch; and sister Lovene Lynch Bryant. Survivors include her sister, Billie Joyce Lynch Rawson, and husband Troy of California; brother-in-law Boyd Bryant of Blooming Grove, Texas; sister-in-law Mollie Beene Bratcher of Waxahachie, Texas; brother-in-law Kenneth Harris of Vidor, Texas; sister-in-law Brenda Beene of Carlsbad, N.M.; daughter Janice Louck of Arlington, Texas; Martha and husband Tom Dufresne of San Angelo, Texas; daughter Vicki and husband Clark Powers of Eagle Lake, Texas; son Johnnie Morris and wife Kendra Beene of Greenville, Texas; grandchildren Annette and Allen Speck of Arlington, Texas, Christy and Clint Lannom of Midland, Texas, Alicia and John Music of Katy, Texas, Kimberly and Mike Wilkens of Gibbon, Neb., Timothy and Elizabeth Powers of College Station, Texas, Andrew and Robyn Powers of Columbus, Miss., John and Tasha Beene of Thompson Station, Tenn., and Adam and Laura Beene of Greenville; great-grandchildren Nathan Speck, James, Maggie, Joshua, Jonathan and Merea Lannom, Hannah and Joseph Music, Allison, Lindsay, Jamie and Harvest Marie Wilkens, Harris, Caroline, Camille and Hunter Powers, Piper Powers, Berkley Claire, Carter and Baby Beene and Hudson Beene; many precious, loved nieces and nephews; and God-sent caregivers, Rosie, Bert, Rosa, Becky, Ceilia and Maria. In lieu of flowers, Marie requests that donations be made to any of the following mission projects she supported: Gospel Vision, memo: South American Missions, 2025 W. Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76901; iGo Global, 206 Industrial Court, Wylie, TX 75908; Eagle Lake First Baptist Church, memo: Compassion International, P.O. Box 339, Eagle Lake, TX 77434; Operation Christmas Child, c/o Samaritan's Purse, P.O. Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, samaritanspurse.or/support/operationchristmaschild. Family visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Johnson's Funeral Home in San Angelo. Celebration of life service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at First Baptist Church of San Angelo. Burial will be at 4 p.m Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in East Hill Cemetery, Fort Stockton, Texas.

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  • Published in GoSanAngelo from September 29 to September 30, 2013
  • Daughter of Charlie Parham Lynch & Mamie Lee Hix buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Ricky Lynn Kelly
Jan 23, 1953 - Sept 18, 2013
 

Ricky Lynn Kelly, 60, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. He was born Jan. 23, 1953 in Corsicana.

He loved being outdoors, and had a great passion for raising cactus. He was a drummer in his early years for several bands, and was an avid lover of music. He worked for Douglas’ Food Store for many years, and then later on worked as a mail room clerk for various newspapers. He had served as President of the union for those newspaper companies. He has a kind and compassionate heart for animals.

He was preceded in death by his father, John Patrick Kelly, Jr.; his mother, Billie Johnston; grandmother, Minnie Ruth Kelly; step-father, G.W. Johnston; and step-sister, Virginia Montfort.

He is survived by the apple of his eye, his daughter, Kristina “Tia” Kelly of San Antonio; his sisters, Linda A. Hardin of Corsicana; Yvonne (Shelly) Mazrozsan and husband Sandor of Tyler; Step-sister, Beth Niedringhaus and husband Mark of Palmer; his niece and nephew, Jeb and Ashton Blalock of Tyler; and numerous step nieces and nephews; and a cousin, Susan Seago.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013 at Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James Williams officiating.  Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Pat Kindle, Billy Sykes, Mike King, Gary Poe, Floyd Spain, and Tommy Hardin. Honorary pallbearer is David Bell.

Memorial contribution may be made to the Trinity Assembly of God Church at 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Raymond Earl Morse
Mar 24, 1926 – Aug 8, 2013

Raymond Earl Morse, (March 24, 1926 – August 8, 2013) burst the bonds of mortality to live forever with God on the morning of August 8, 2013. Raymond was humbly born on March 24, 1926, on his grandfather’s cotton farm in Cryer Creek, near Blooming Grove, Navarro County, Texas. He married the love of his life, Betty, on January 16, 1948. Side-by-side, they built a home in Irving, Texas, filling it quickly with four children. Raymond was the first college graduate in his family, studying Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Arlington College (now UT Arlington). After a successful career with civil engineering firms and the City of Irving, he formed underground utility and infrastructure companies, and served on the Irving Planning & Zoning Commission. He retired in 1981. Raymond was preceded in death by Betty Rogers Morse, his wife of 61 years; his parents, Charlie Albert and Lila Boyd Morse; his sisters, Juanita Starks and Melba Taylor; and sisters-in-law, Polly Morse and Norma Morse. Survivors are son, James Charles Morse and wife, Linda; and daughters, Bobbie Moulder and husband, Dennis; Billie Feuerbacher and husband, Alan; and Teresa Morse. He was “Grand Daddy” to his grandchildren and great-grandchildren: Brent Moulder and his children, Kennedi and Blake; Brandi and Justin Shearin and their son, Truett; Dr. Sarah and Jon Wells and their sons, Taylor and Michael; Rev. Haley and John Kroboth and their son, Christian; Tammi and Chuck Kesterson and their children, Katelin and Cade; Angela and Richard Jones and their son, Jacob; and Marisa and Sean Vickers. His brothers, Bill and Tracy Morse, and the following aunts and uncles: Charlie Boyd, Sonny and Yvonne Boyd, Sadie and Don Jones, and Julia Bibbey are among his surviving childhood playmates. He was beloved by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Brown’s Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, 707 N. MacArthur Blvd., Irving, Texas. Committal Services will follow the funeral with Military Honors and a Masonic Graveside at Oak Grove Memorial Gardens at 1413 E. Irving Blvd., Irving, Texas. There will be a visitation at the funeral home from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Monday, August 12, 2013. A Mason for 66 years, Raymond would have been honored if donations were made to Scottish Rite Hospital, 2222 Welborn; Dallas, Texas 75219, 214-559-5000.

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In Memoriam

Brother Raymond Earl Morse was born in Blooming Grove, Texas on March 24, 1926.  When he was 7 years old his family moved to the vicinity of Irving, TX.  At the age of 21 on May 13, 1947 he petitioned Irving Masonic Lodge #1218 for the three degrees of Masonry.  Young Mr. Morse was a college student at the time.  On Monday, April 5th 1948 Brother Morse was made a Master Mason.  Irving Lodge recognized Brother Morse for 65 years of Masonic service on October 20, 2012.

“Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair; perhaps you sent a floral piece, if so we saw it there; perhaps you spoke the kindest words, as any friend could say; perhaps you were not there at all, just thought of us that day.  Whatever you did to console our hearts, we thank you so much whatever the part.”

We dedicate this bulletin to the memory of Brother Raymond E. Morse as we record his Passing in our Lodge of Sorrow.

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Cary Godby "G. G. Cigar" Brown, Jr.
Feb 16, 1922 - Jun 11, 2004

C.G. "Cigar" Brown, age 82, passed away Friday, June 11, 2004 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born February 16, 1922 in Frost, Texas to Cory Godby and Lether (Rudd) Brown. He married Margaret Ann Dulak on July 5, 1956 and she preceded him in death on February 15, 2003 after 47 years of marriage.

Survivors include children, Sue Ann Goin of Terrell and Joseph Anthony of Whitney; one sister, Leona Cole of Hampton, VA; grandchildren, Wayland Walker, Rhonda Wyatt, Daryl Walker, Crystal Dry, Michelle Tunnell, Angela Goin, Steven Anthony, Kevin Anthony and Jennifer Moreno; great grandchildren, Ashley Walker, Corey Walker, Travis Walker, Courtney Walker, Joseph Tyler Walker, Wendy Wells, Cody Dry, Brianna Dry, Jordan Moreno, Saun Anthony, Brandon Anthony and Christopher Anthony. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Lisa Anthony and a great granddaughter, Elizabeth Anthony.

Family visitation is scheduled for Sunday, June 13, 2004 from 6 - 8 P. M. at the Goggans Funeral Home in Terrell.

Graveside services are scheduled for 10 A.M. Monday, June 14, 2004 at the Frost Cemetery in Frost Texas.

To view an online obituary or leave the family a personal tribute, please visit our Web site at www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Visitation
Sunday, June 13, 2004 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Visitation Location
Goggans Funeral Home, Terrell, Texas

Service
Date Time
Monday, June 14, 2004 10:00 AM
Service Location
Graveside Services, Frost Cemetery, Frost, Texas 

Robert Lafayette Farmer, Jr.
Dec 22, 1896 - Jun 22, 1960

Robert Farmer Rites Thursday

Robert L. Farmer, 63, native of Purdon, Trinidad truck driver, died in the VA Hospital at Marlin Wednesday. He was a World War 1 veteran.

Funeral services are to be held here Thursday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Horace Rawls, Assembly of God minister of Waco, assisted by Rev. Joe Wilbanks of Trinidad.

Surviving are his wife of Trinidad; one daughter, Mrs. Blez Kay, Lubbock; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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John William Follis
Feb 10, 1879 - Mar 9, 1940

JOHN W. FOLLIS DIED EARLY SATURDAY AT HIS HOME IN JESTER

John William Follis, aged 60 years, died at his home in Jester early Saturday morning. Funeral rites were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Jester church with burial in the Younger cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Roy Tomlinson.

Surviving are his widow of Jester, and 12 children, J. E. Follis, Sanderson; J. L. Follis, Mildred; B. W. Follis, Purdon; O. L., J. V., B. B., R. L. and Mary Follis, all of Jester; Mrs. J. B. Cobb, Corsicana; Mrs. S. R. Benefield, Jester; Mrs. James Ward, Post, and Mrs. Wesley Phinney, McCamey, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 9, 1940
  • h/o Margaret Caroline “Maggie” (Brunson) Follis s/o Joshua Jefferson Follis and Nancy Jane (Fuller) Follis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Margaret Caroline “Maggie” (Brunson) Follis
Apr 19, 1880 - Aug 30, 1963

Rites Sunday For Mrs. Follis

Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Follis, 83, who died at the Bryan Rest Home, 307 West Seventh avenue Friday morning, will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial will be in the Younger cemeteryy.

Mrs. Follis had resided in Navarro county 55 years.

Surviving are four sons, Oran Follis, Dimmitt; Virgil Follis, Levelland; Basil Follis, Corsicana; and Robert Follis, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Gertrude Chapman, Corsicana; Mrs. Berta Mae Groom, Snyder; Mrs. Retha Mahoney, Emhouse, and Mrs. Mary Martin, Broken Arrow, Okla.; 28 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Sam Bronson, Houston and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Fred Campbell "Polly" Ford
Aug 12, 1885 - July 6, 1942

FRED C. FORD OF PURDON COMMUNITY DIED MONDAY NIGHT

Fred C. Ford, aged 57 years, died at his home in Purdon Monday night after an illness of two years. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, and Revs. Gray and Fisher of Purdon. He had resided at Purdon since childhood.

Surviving are his wife, of Purdon; three daughters, Mrs. J. L. Ramsey, Washington, D. C.; Mrs. L. C. Hadley, Corsicana, and Mrs. B. D. Brownfield, Dallas; three grandchildren, and four brothers, W. L. Ford, Hale Center; J. H. Ford, Purdon; B. G. Ford, Stephenville, and C. A. Ford, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Lee Putman, Jack Berry, Drude Davis, Allie Mitchell, P. B. Davis and J. S. Tipton.

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James Kendrick Ford
Sep 22, 1851 - Jan 28, 1918

Died at Purdon Saturday.

James Ford, aged 74 years and an old resident of the Purdon community, died there Saturday of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in the Younger cemetery yesterday afternoon. The widow and several grown children survive.

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PURDON CITIZEN DEAD.

Mr. James K. Ford died at His Home January 26th.

James Kendrick Ford, one of Purdon’s most respected citizens departed this life at his home in Purdon, Texas January 26, 1918 at 6 a.m.

Mr. Ford had been ill with grippe and other complications for about a week during which all that medical skill and kind friends could do to relieve him was done.

Mr. Ford was born in Lincoln Parish, La., September 22, 1857, being 66 years, 4 months and 4 days old.

He is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters, Will Ford, J. H. Ford, Fred Ford, Ben Ford, Carey Ford and Mrs. Will McLendon all of Purdon, and by Mrs. John Owens of Malakoff, Texas, together with many grandchildren and a host of friends.

Mr. Ford had been for years an elder in the Presbyterian church, and as such he was honored and respected and by his walk and conversation he honored the high office to which his brethren had called him.

He was a kind father, an agreeable companion, a good neighbor, a faithful friend, a loving husband, and a good citizen. He numbered his friends by his acquaintances.

His faith in God was simple but strong. His devotion to his church was ardent and constant. His example in the community was one worth of emulation.

His funeral, conducted by Rev. G. T. Bourne of Milford, his pastor, was largely attended in spite of one of the worst blizzards of the winter. He was buried in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon.

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Margaret Ann (Tipton) Ford
Jan 12, 1854 - Feb 4, 1933

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Ford and daughter, Naomi were called to Purdon Saturday on account of the death of Mr. Ford’s mother, who was buried at Younger cemetery Saturday afternoon. Their many friends extend sympathy to them in their bereavement.

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Flora May (Deavers) Wood
June 5, 1882 - Mar 25, 1965

Hold Services For Mrs. Wood

Funeral services for Mrs. Flora Wood, 82, who died in Houston Thursday, were held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery at Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Murrel Dailey, Church of the Nazarene Minister of Galena Park.

Native of Bell county, Mrs. Wood resided in the Purdon community for many years before moving to Houston about 20 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Virgil Bickerstaff, Houston, and Mrs. Earl Duke, Columbus, Georgia; a son, Virgil Wood, Houston, 17 grandchildren and a brother, C. J. Deavers, Crystal City.

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Mrs Wood Dies in Houston

Mrs Flora Wood, 82, native of Bell county, former Navarro County resident, died in Houston Thursday. She had resided in Houston for 20 years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Younger Cemetery at Purdon.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Murrel Dailey, Church of the Nazarene minister of Galena Park.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. M. Bickerstaff, Houston, and Mrs. Bibbie Byers, Georgia; a son Virgil Wood, Houston, several grandchildren and other relatives.

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Clarence Elbert Thomas, Sr.
Feb 13, 1900 - Dec 10, 1974

Clarence E. Thomas

PURDON—Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Purdon Baptist Church for Clarence E. Thomas, 74, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Purdon. The services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home, and the Rev. Fred Rainey will officiate. Burial will be at the Younger cemetery.

A retired farmer and rancher, he was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. C. E. Thomas of Purdon; four sons, C. E. Thomas, Jr. of Purdon, B. H. Thomas of Corsicana, J. L. Thomas of Purdon, and R. A. Thomas of Dallas, a daughter, Mrs. Lura Mae Wilson of Dallas; three brothers, Walton Thomas of Corsicana, Milton Thomas of Italy; and Irva Loyd Thomas of Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Bessie Steele of Dallas and Mrs. Moreth Slaughter of Corsicana; nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. D. Ivie, Dan Griffin, Clarence Putman, Haddix Bolden, E. P. Cobb, and James Baldwin.

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Amanda E. (Wilson) Tickle
Mar 17, 1863 - Jun 14, 1956

Mrs. G. W. Tickle Dies At Purdon, Services Friday

Mrs. G. W. Tickle, age 93 years, died at the family residence in Purdon Thursday morning. She was the widow of the late G. W. Tickle, pioneer resident of Purdon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Younger cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Purdon.

A native of Arkansas, Mrs. Tickle hade resided at Purdon 75 years.

Surviving are a son, M. W. Tickle, Purdon; five daughters, Mrs. T. F. Rogers and Mrs. Evie McGhee, both of Purdon; Mrs. Annie Wommack, Corbet; Mrs. Norma Howard, New Iberia, La., and Mrs. Joe Davis, Cayuga three sisters, Mrs. Susie Webb and Mrs. Nannie Webb both of Amarillo and Mrs. Julia Boyett, Wichita Falls; a brother, Tommy Wilson, New Mexico; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren ad 14 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 14, 1956
  • w/o George Whitlow Tickle d/o Thomas F. Wilson and Sarah (Coursey) Wilson per sister Julia’s death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John Morris Tickle
Feb 14, 1922 - Jul 12, 1977

John Tickle

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for John Morris Tickle, 55, resident of Waco and native of Purdon, who died Tuesday at Parkside Shores on Lake Palestine.

The Rev. Horace Rawls will officiate, with burial following at Younger cemetery.

He had lived in Waco since 1945, was a veteran of World War 11, and a manager of the 7-11 Food Store in Bellmead.

Survivors include his widow of Waco, two daughters, Mrs. Deborah Conrad and Miss Jan Tickle both of Waco; and a brother, Billy Tickle of Killeen.

Pallbearers are Dutch Miller, Lewis Stafford, Clint Keetch, Bill Wetterman, Jack Waller, Russell Brown, Pat Morgan, and Leldon Grisham.

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Morgan Brewer “Turkey” Davis
Jul 20, 1909 - Nov 14, 1974

Morgan B. Davis

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Morgan B. (Turkey) Davis 65, who died Thursday at his residence in Corsicana. Rev. J. T. Davis will officiate with burial to follow in Younger cemetery in Navarro County.

He was a native of Chickamauga, Georgia. He was a former resident of Purdon and had lived in Corsicana 12 years. He was a ginner, a member of Purdon Baptist Church, and a Veteran of World War 11.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Woodard of Corsicana and Mrs. C. N. Smith of Paris; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Elton Skinner, Albert Mosley, Howe French, Harvey Slater, W. H. Tipton, and Curtis McGehee.

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Billie Jean Tickle
Mar 8, 1957 - Mar 9, 1957

Sunday Services For Tickle Baby

Graveside services for Billie Jean Tickle, two-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billie Tickle, 1704 Ethel Street, Waco, who died Saturday, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Younger cemetery at Purdon. The rites were conducted by Rev. Horace Rawls.

Surviving are the parents of Waco, and grandparents, Mrs. Myrtle Tickle, Waco, and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Chambers, Dawson, and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Maggie Farrald
Aug 1, 1912 - Nov 4, 1913

Died at Purdon.

The 15-months-old baby girl of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Farrell died in Purdon Monday and the remains were buried there yesterday. Mrs. and Mrs. Farrell lived here last year and have many friends here who will sympathize with them in their affliction.

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George Dean Tickle
Aug 29, 1904 - Feb 24, 1974

George Tickle

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist church in Purdon for George David Tickle, 68, of Tacoma, Washington, who died Sunday in Fort Worth.

Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, and burial will be at Younger Cemetery. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

He was a native of Purdon and had lived in Tacoma for 28 years. He was a member of the Baptist church and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruby Tickle of Tacoma; a son, Tommy Tickle of Tacoma; a brother, Henry Tickle of Arlington; and two sisters, Mrs. Nell Fuller of Fort Worth and Mrs. Julia Cornwell of Bedford.

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John Wellington Crawford
Dec 20, 1870 - Oct 21, 1948

JOHN W. CRAWFORD DIES THURSDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

John W. Crawford, aged 77 years, retired farmer, died at his home in the Corbet community Thursday.

Funeral services were held from the Corbet Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, Corsicana, and Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Corbet Baptist church.

Born, December 20, 1870, near Purdon, he resided in the Dawson community for many years before moving to Corbet about 20 years ago. He was married to Lueida Tickle at Purdon in 1882.

Surviving are his wife of Corbet; six children, Homer Crawford, Corsicana; Herman Crawford, Emmett; Mrs. Clyde Osborne, Corsicana; Jake Crawford, Fort Worth; Gordon Crawford, Corsicana, and Mrs. Tommie Lawhon, Corsicana; a brother, Arthur Crawford, Tyler; 20 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home of Hubbard directed.

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James Tickle
Jan 22, 1895 - Mar 24, 1948

PURDON RITES FOR JIM TICKLE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jim Tickle, aged 53, of Purdon, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night, were held from the First Baptist church at Purdon Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in Younger Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. V. Ivy.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Frances Mayberry and Mrs. Katherine Hoppens, both of Houston; a brother Hugh Tickle, Purdon; four sisters, Mrs. Ressie Howard, Corsicana; Mrs. Mattie Cook, Mart; Mrs. Ida Crawford, Corbet and Mrs. Will Calute, Freeport, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Doc Bolin, Pete O, Daniel, Jack Hays, Ralph Valentine, Rufus Griffin and I. T. Kent.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Ida Louisa “Lou” (Crawford) Tickle
1853 - Mar 20, 1922

Mrs. Tickle Dead.

Mrs. Tickle, age 69 years, mother of Mrs. J. W. Crawford, of near the city, died Monday at the home of a relative south of Mexia, and was buried in the Younger Cemetery Tuesday about 7 o’clock p.m., Rev. H. B. Clark conducting the funeral service. We are unable to learn further particulars concerning Mrs. Tickle.

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Ada D’Lee (Harrison) Merrell
May 17, 1881 - Nov 6, 1963

Mrs. Merrell Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Merrell, 83, who died in El Paso Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger Cemetery at Purdon.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Woolley, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A former resident of Navarro county, Mrs. Merrell had resided in El Paso for 28 years and was a long-time member of the First Baptist church.

A former resident of Navarro county, Mrs. Merrell had resided in El Paso for 28 years and was a long-time member of the First Baptist church in El Paso.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Davis, El Paso; a son, Homer L. Merrell, Corsicana; three granddaughters, Mrs. Glennie Cantrell, Snyder; Mrs. Helen Rogers, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Bobbie Gaines, El Paso; four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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James Joshua Milton
Feb 15, 1873 - Apr 24, 1953

J. J. Milton Rites Are Held Sunday

Funeral services for J. J. Milton, 80, retired barber, 1837 West Seventh avenue, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in this vicinity 55 years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, Corsicana, Mrs. S. R. Crenshaw, Fort Worth, and Miss Ruby DeLee Milton, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Mrs. John C. Putman, Fort Worth; two brothers, L. H. Milton, Forest City, Ark., Wayland Milton, Parklin, Ark., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. Q. Harrison, Homer Merrell, C. M. Farmer, R. H. Collie, Dave Davis, Virgil Wood, Tommy Burkholder, H. L. Blackman, E. E. Breedlove, S. F. Horman, Clyde Anglin and E. C. Mitchell.

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Lydia Ann “Liddie” (Wood) Milton
July 15, 1885 - Mar 29, 1963

Mrs. J. J. Milton Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Milton, 77, of 1417 Arlington Drive, who was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital after a heart attack Friday noon, will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon.

Native of Ennis, Mrs. Milton had resided in Corsicana and Navarro county 62 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Ruby Milton, Corsicana and Mrs. Ava Crenshaw, Houston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Melba Putman, Corsicana, and two great-grandsons.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

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Rites pending For Mrs. Melton
Mrs. Lydia Milton, 77, widow of the late J. J. Milton, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital friday noon after a heart attack.
Funeral services are pending but will be held sometime Sunday from the Corley Chapel with burial in Younger Cemetery at Purdon.
Native of Ennis, she had resided in Corsicana and Navarro County 62 years.
Surviving are two daughers, Miss Ruby Milton, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ava Crenshaw, Houston; a granddaughter, Mrs. Melton Putman, Corsicana, and two great-grandsons.
She was a member of the First Methodist Church.

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William Ernest Penn
Dec 19, 1894 - Jul 23, 1972

Ernest Penn

Funeral services for Ernest Penn, 77, retired San Antonio farmer and native of Navarro County, were at 10 a.m. Monday at a local funeral chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery near Silver City with friends of the family as pallbearers.

He died Sunday in San Antonio where he had lived the past 15 years. He was a member of the Emhouse Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Fred Kuentz of San Antonio and Mrs. Sam Tallmon of Refugio, and several nieces and nephews.

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Wiley Martin Gladney
Aug 16, 1892 - Mar 3, 1972

W. M. Gladney

Wiley M. Gladney, 79, a retired Purdon dairyman, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Alabama, he had resided at Purdon 15 years and was a member of First Baptist Church there.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church at Purdon with the Rev. Jon Moore officiating. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. Nephews will be pallbearers.

He is survived by his widow; one son, Travis Gladney of Hutchins; one daughter, Mrs. H. L. Shelton of Irving; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; one brother, J. S. Gladney of Hughes Springs; three sisters, Mrs. Bertha Burk, Mrs. Rosey Callahan and Mrs. Elzenia Farrell, all of Lancaster and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lean (Ferrell) Gladney
Jul 19, 1893 - Jan 26, 1973

Mrs. Gladney

PURDON—Funeral services are set for 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Purdon Baptist Church in Purdon for Mrs. Lean Gladney, 79, Purdon resident, who died Friday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jon Moore will officiate and burial will be at Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Travis Gladney of Hutchins; a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Shelton of Red Oak; a brother, Charles Ferrell of Arkansas; seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana will direct.

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James Edward Platt
Jan 29, 1953 - Dec 20, 1960

Services Held For Houston Boy Wednesday

Funeral services for James Edward Platt, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Platt, Houston, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Cocharan street Baptist church in Houston.

Graveside rites will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m at Younger Cemetery at Purdon.

Survivors, other than the parents, are a brother, Dennis Wayne Shidler, and a sister, Gloria Platt, all of Houston; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Darden, Purdon, and Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Minze, Houston; a great-grandmother, Mrs. F. E. Fields, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Griffin directs.

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Robert Monroe Griffin
Mar 7, 1885 - Mar 8, 1960

R. M. Griffin Dies Tuesday

Robert Monroe Griffin, 75, Route 1, Purdon (Silver City), died at his home Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Younger Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Edward H. Otwell, Methodist pastor at Blooming Grove and Dresden.

Griffin was a member of the Dresden Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; three sons, James Griffin, Corsicana; Cecil Griffin, Dallas, and Vernon Griffin, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Putman, Corsicana; a brother, Lindsey Griffin, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Callie Dalton, Van, and Mrs. Fannie Bowen, Blooming Grove; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

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Hold Services R. M. Griffin

Final rites for Robert Monroe Griffin, 75, Route 1, Purdon, who died at his home Thursday morning, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

Services were conducted by Rev. Edward H. Otwell, Blooming Grove Methodist pastor. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon. He was a member of the Dresden Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; three sons, James Griffin, Corsicana; Cecil Griffin, Dallas, and Vernon Griffin, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Putman, Corsicana; a brother, Lindsey Griffin, Richland; two sisters, Mrs. Callie Dalton, Van, and Mrs. Fannie Bowen, Blooming Grove; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. T. Thomas, Clarence Thomas, Grady Thomas, John Fraley, Homer Cates and Sam Peden.

Notes:

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R. Griffin

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for former Navarro county resident Raymond Griffin, about 37, Fort Worth, who died Wednesday while working in Louisville, Ky.

He formerly resided at Silver City.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Edith Griffin of Fort Worth; three sons, Larry, Rocky and Michael Griffin, all of Dallas; one brother, Marvin Griffin of Fort Worth; and one sister, Mrs. Imogene Sanders of Fort Worth.

Burial is scheduled to be in the Younger Cemetery.

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Myrtle Matilda (Livingston) Griffin
Jul 28, 1888 - Feb 7, 1965

Mrs. M. Griffin Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. Myrtle Griffin, 76, of 1503 West Seventh avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the Central Methodist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery near Purdon.

Mrs. Griffin formerly resided in the Silver City community. She was a native of Freestone county.

Surviving are three sons, Vernon Griffin, Fort Worth; Cecil Griffin, Dallas, and James Griffin, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Glendon Putman, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Belle Gaddy, Corsicana; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Hawkins, Billy Jack Mott, Roy Moore, Eldred Farmer, Billy Baldwin and Clark Putman.

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Adolphus “Dollie” Gallemore
Jul 5, 1881 - Jul 21, 1917

Died at Purdon Yesterday.

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

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Ora May (Ford) Owen
Mar 5, 1887 - Jun 24, 1918

Mrs. John Owen, aged thirty-five years, died at Purdon yesterday and the remains were interred at the Younger Cemetery at 11 o’clock this morning. The deceased, who was the daughter of James Ford, is survived by her husband and one child.

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Richard L. Ellis
Nov 22, 1887 - Feb 15, 1931

THREE WAY
THREE WAY, Feb. 19.—(Spl.)—Several in and around Three Way attended the funeral of Richard Ellis of Waco, whose body was brought to the Younger Cemetery for burial Monday evening.

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Tom Ellis
Died Jan. 1932

BELL POINT

BELL POINT, Jan. 28.—(Spl.)--Tom Ellis of Brownwood died and was brought here for burial Monday afternoon at the Younger Cemetery.

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THREE WAY

THREE WAY, Jan. 28.--Tom Ellis of West Texas was buried here at the Younger Cemetery, Monday, Jan. 25.

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George E. “Dick” Howard
Feb 7, 1897 - Feb 19, 1972

G. E. Howard

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at a local funeral chapel for George E. (Dick) Howard, 75, who died Saturday in the Dallas VA hospital. Officiating were the Revs. David Kimberly and John Moore. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery.

A life-long Purdon resident, he is survived by his widow, one sister and several nieces and nephews.

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G. E. Howard

George E. (Dick) Howard, 75, died Saturday at the V. A. Administration Hospital in Dallas.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Kimberley and the Rev. John Moore officiating. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

He was a retired farmer and a lifelong resident of Purdon. A World War 1 veteran, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of Purdon.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Winnie M. Howard of Purdon; a sister, Lena Miller of Malakoff; a number of nieces and nephews.

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Michael Bishop
Jan 4, 1968 - Aug 6, 1972

M. Bishop

Services are scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Michael Bishop, 4, who died at Parkland Hospital in Dallas Sunday. Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate. Burial will be in Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bishop of Dallas; two brothers, Larry Bishop, Jr. and Darrell Bishop of Dallas; a sister, Lanette Bishop of Dallas; and four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Follis of Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Emmons of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Truman Adams, Shirley McCulloch, Olen Coker and Raymond Lewis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, August 8, 1972
  • The death certificate is for Michael Wilson Lusk, Jr; s/o Michael Wilson Lusk, Sr. & Billie Marie (Follis) Lusk-Bishop (w/o Larry Glenn Bishop)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Raymond Monroe Griffin
Nov 21, 1934 - Jul 12, 1972

R. Griffin

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for former Navarro County resident Raymond Griffin, about 37, Fort Worth, who died Wednesday while working in Louisville, Ky.

He formerly resided at Silver City.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Edith Griffin of Fort Worth; three sons, Larry, Rocky and Michael Griffin, all of Dallas; one brother Marvin Griffin of Fort Worth; and one sister, Mrs. Imogene Sanders of Fort Worth.

Burial is scheduled to be in the Younger Cemetery.

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R. Griffin

Funeral services were at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Raymond Griffin, about 37, of Fort Worth who died Wednesday in Louisville, Ky., while he was working. Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated and burial was in Younger Cemetery.

He was a former Navarro County resident.

Survivors include his widow, his mother, three sons, one brother and a sister.

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Nora Eva (Coker) Crawford
Oct 1, 1882 - Aug 2, 1972

Mrs. Crawford

Mrs. Nora Crawford died Wednesday morning at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. She was a charter member of the Wesley Methodist Church.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include 2 sons, Neal Crawford of Corsicana and Newburn Crawford of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Eva Hood of Navarro, Mrs. Essie Cox of Marshall and Mrs. Erma Grantham of Alice; 21 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Donnie Lee Smith
Dec 3, 1922 - Nov 26, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE BOY AT YOUNGER CEMETERY

Funeral services for Donnie Lee Smith, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Smith, 414 East Tenth avenue, who died at 5:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Younger Cemetery, where burial was made. The services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, Myrtle, Mildred, Opal and Muarguerite Smith; grandparents, Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Smith, Hillsboro; and Dr. and Mrs. A. D. Sanders, Corsicana.

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

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Eva May Stroud
Sep 4, 1941 - Oct 4, 1942

EVA MAE STROUD DIED LAST NIGHT; RITES ON TUESDAY

Eva Mae Stroud, 13-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Stroud died Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Younger Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Standifer.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters; Dora Lou and Peggy Jean; two brothers, James and Roger Stroud, all of Corsicana; and two grandmothers, Mrs. Wennie Howard, Freeport, and Mrs. Dora Ormond, Utah.

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Owen Earl Stroud
Sep 9, 1932 - Aug 21, 1942

OWEN EARL STROUD DIED SUDDENLY; BE BURIED ON MONDAY

Owen Earl Stroud, nine-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Stroud, died suddenly at his home, 711 East Tenth avenue, Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Purdon cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Roger Stroud and James Stroud; two sisters, Peggy Jean Stroud and Dora Lou Stroud, all of Corsicana, and grandmothers, Mrs. Henry Howard, Freeport, and Mrs. Dora F. Ormand, Logan, Utah.

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Eva Irene (Shell) Stroud-Lee
Mar 27, 1910 - Feb 24, 1965

Friday Rites For Mrs. Lee

Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Stroud Lee, 54, native of Purdon, who died in Dallas Wednesday, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The Rites were conducted by Rev. L. Tumlinson, assisted by Rev. F. H. Wolf. Burial was in the Younger cemetery at Purdon.

Mrs. Lee had resided in Dallas 15 years.

Surviving are two sons, Roger Stroud, Houston, and James Stroud, Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Levi Huff, Wilmer and Mrs. M. S. Payne, Grand Prairie; five grandchildren, three brothers, N. R. Evans, Dallas; A. L. Evans, Channelview, and Buck Evans, Freeport, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Gorden Crawford, Homer Crawford, Jack Richards, C. B. Tumlinson, Valcom Jenkins and Morgan Davis.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 26, 1965
  • w/o Aubrey Vernon Stroud and unk Lee (Divorced) d/o Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Shell buried at Rose Hill Cemetery and Ressie Amelia (Tickle) Shell-Evans-Howard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Virginia Dee (Hodges) Tadlock
Jun 5, 1886 - Dec 11, 1975

Mrs. Tadlock

Services will be at 2 p.m Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Virgie D. Tadlock, 89, resident of Purdon, who died Thursday night at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Fred Raney will officiate, with burial following at Younger cemetery.

Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. Minnie Farmer of Corsicana, Mrs. Fannie Michael, of Purdon, Mrs. Joe French, of Purdon, Mrs. Gladys Mears of Teague, Mrs. Mary Ivie and Mrs. Baker Lee of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alva Hicks of Oklahoma, 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and a great-great-grandchild.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Carrie Mae (Farmer) Thomas
Jan 8, 1912 - Jun 27, 1965

Mrs. Thomas Of Purdon Dies, Rites Monday

Mrs. Carrie Mae Thomas, 53, native of Purdon, died Sunday morning in Memorial hospital following a several months illness.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Purdon Baptist church. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Charles Kottenbrook, pastor of the Baptist church.

Mrs. Thomas was a member of the Dresden Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, Grady Thomas, Purdon; father, Marshall Framer, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Staggs, Irving, and Mrs. Peggy McCulloch, Dallas; five grandchildren, two brothers, J. W. Farmer, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Ruby Carroll, Corsicana, and Mrs. Oneta Foster, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Putman, Bates Davis, Ray Aldnerman, Hugh Brewer, Bill Ford, and Lawrence Hubbard.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Thomas Green Patrick
Sep 28, 1891 - May 14, 1963

T. G. Patrick Dies Tuesday

T. G. Patrick, 71, retired farmer, long-time Purdon resident, died at his residence in Dawson Tuesday afternoon. He had resided at Dawson two weeks.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Purdon Baptist church with burial in the Younger cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alvin Steen, pastor of the West Third avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Bill Nichols.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson, five daughters, Mrs. J. O. Bentley, Maplewood, La.; Mrs. T. D. Farmer, Mrs. I. L. Thomas and Mrs. J. T. Brown, all of Purdon, and Mrs. A. C. Bentley, Herford; two sons, John Patrick, Dawson, and Bill Patrick, Palestine; 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, a brother, W. D. Patrick, Lubbock, and other relatives.

A native of Freestone county, Patrick resided at Purdon for 20 years.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 15, 1963
  • h/o Clara Pearl (Bentley) Patrick s/o Thomas Jefferson Patrick and Julina Agnes (Reavis) Harlow-Patrick buried at Dresden Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Clara Pearl (Bentley) Patrick
Aug 5, 1890 - Aug 21, 1974

Mrs. Patrick

Funeral services will be at 4 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. T. G. (Clara) Patrick, 84, resident of Purdon, who died Wednesday at Evergreen Nursing Home.

Rev. Fred Raney and Rev. Charles Pringle will officiate, with burial to be at the Younger cemetery.

She was a native of Illinois and resident of Purdon for the past 34 years.

Survivors include two sons, John Patrick of Corsicana and Bill Patrick of Palestine; four daughters, Mrs. John Bentley and Mrs. Arthur Bentley both of Herford, Mrs. Irba Thomas of Purdon and Mrs. Johnnie Brown of Corsicana; 31 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Rev. Micky Loftis, Dick Ballenger, Bill Nichols, Bill Spence, E. H. McCraw and Johnnie Jayroe.

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Ida Elizabeth (Ward) Parker
Oct 10, 1881 - Sep 5, 1960

Rites Are Held For Mrs. Parker

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Parker, 78, were to be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, Rev. Chester P. Odom, pastor of Calvary Baptist church, conducted the rites. Interment was in the Younger cemetery.

A native of Cherokee county, Mrs. Parker was a longtime resident of Corsicana. She died early Monday at her home, 612 East Tenth avenue.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. A. F. Hair, Corsicana; three sons, Merle Parker, Corbet; Frank Parker, Corsicana, and Eulin Parker, Karnack; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. Emma Robins, Edwards, Calif., Mrs. Josie Turner, Purdon, Mrs. Carrie Franks, Ada, Okla., Mrs. Ada Stone, Houston, and Mrs. Ella Hanson, Stamford.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Johnnie Jayhue Parker
Dec 25, 1875 - Dec 17, 1952

Thursday Rites For J. J. Parker

Funeral services for J. J. Parker, 77, who died at his home 612 East Tenth avenue, early Wednesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bradberry, Dallas Baptist minister, and Rev. Joe T. Poe, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Merle, Franklin J. and Eulin Parker, and a daughter, Mrs. Ola Hair, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; six sisters, Mrs. Zelia Floyd, Dawson; Mrs. Parlee Crawford, Mrs. Ochesse Jane Melton and Mrs. Clemmie Brown all of Corsicana; Mrs. Nellie Mask and Mrs. Dora Rogers, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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George Andrew York
Sep 18, 1903 - Feb 19, 1936

GEORGE A. YORK BURIED WEDNESDAY YOUNGER CEMETERY

Funeral services for George A. York, 32, who died Wednesday morning of pneumonia, were conducted at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Purdon Baptist church, by Rev. L. L. Roloff, assister by Rev. Forrest McLeroy and Rev. Roy P. Johnson. Interment was made in the Younger cemetery.

Surviving are his widow, two children, Joyce and Carl York; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. York, all of Purdon; four sisters and three brothers.

Pallbearers were C. P. Peden, Elmo Horten, Orville Griffin, Buren Bennett, Bates Davis and C. D. Putman.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Ella Levie (Darden) York
Feb 5, 1891 - Dec 21, 1962

Mrs. Ella York Dies Friday

Mrs. Ella York, 71, native of Purdon, died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

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

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ellis Owens, Purdon: a son, A. T. York, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Paul Scruggs and Mrs. Cora Ellis, both of Purdon; three brothers, John and George Darden, both of Purdon, and Earl Darden, Waco; six grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Cotton Davis, Tuck Putman, Tommy Farmer, Lewis Owens, Clarence Thomas and George Hulsey.

Corley directs.

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William Andrew York, Jr.
Feb 15, 1883 - Apr 12, 1960

Hold Services For W. A. York

Final rites for W. A. York, 77, Purdon farmer, who died in Memorial hospital Tuesday, were held from the Purdon Baptist church Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Charles Griffin, pastor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ella York, Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. Ellis Owen, Purdon; two sons, A. T. York, Waco, and E. W. York, Big Spring; two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Crews, Dallas, and Mrs. Mattie Bailey, Ennis, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Major Leo L. York, Ray York, Freddie York, Edward E. Crews, Allen A. Crews, Jimmy O. Crews, and Lester L. Crews.

Corley directed.

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Jessie James Cohagan, Sr.
Nov 3, 1900 - Jun 25, 1947

RITES SET FRIDAY FOR J. J. COHAGAN; BURIAL AT PURDON

J. J. Cohagan, aged 46 years, of Corsicana, died at the home of a brother, C. F. Cohagan, at Leon Junction Wednesday morning. He was visiting relatives at Leon Junction when stricken.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Younger cemetery near Purdon. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, Presbyterian minister, and Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Masons will have charge of the graveside rites.

Cohagan was a member of the First Presbyterian church and the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Vera Cohagan, and two sons, Jesse, Jr., and Billy Sam Cohagan, all of Corsicana; two brothers, C. F. Cohagan, Leon Junction, and W. E. Cohagan, Gatesville; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Whigham, Lubbock, and Mrs. Annie Johnson, Leon Junction; grandmother, Mrs. Edith Norman, Dallas; and uncle and aunt Mr. and Mrs. Walker Honeycutt, Dallas; two uncles, Walter Robinson, Leon Junction, and Albert Robinson, South Camp Hood, and a number of other relatives at Leon Junction. One infant daughter, Maybelle Cohagan, died a number of years ago.

Pallbearers will be Everett Owens, A. C. Leverman, Rolla Abernathy, Jerell McAfee, Jimmie Berry and C. L. Beauchamp.

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Mary Ann (Collins) Norton
Mar 30, 1867 - Feb 23, 1921

The Sick and Convalescent.
Mrs. S. W. Norton has been quite sick at her home at Purdon for several days. Her brother, T. M. Collins, of Zions Rest, who came from her bed side this morning, reports her some better.

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Died at Purdon Last Week.
Mrs. Sam Norton, aged about 50 years, died in Purdon last night after a long illness. The deceased is survived by her husband and several children, and one brother, T. M. Collins of the Zion’s Rest community.

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Card of Thanks.
Sam Norton and family of Purdon desire to thank the people of that community for their many acts of kindness to them during the illness and after the death of the late Mrs. Norton.

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William Samuel Norton
Feb 16, 1868 - Jan 2, 1944

W. S. NORTON DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; RITES ON TUESDAY

W. S. Norton, age 76 years, died at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel with Dillard W. Thurman, minister of the Church of Christ, conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery with the Masons in charge of the service at the grave.

A resident of Navarro county for 60 years, he was one of the oldest Masons in the county.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, A. L. Norton, W. L. Norton, W. E. Norton, all of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. C. B. Ryburn, Corinth, Miss.; Mrs. F. W. Enskamp, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. S. NORTON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. S. Norton, age 76 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Dillard W. Thurman conducted the rites. Burial was in
Oakwood cemetery with Masons in charge at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, two daughters, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. C. Montgomery, Jim Skinner, Jim Flournoy, R. C. Dunham, P. B. Davis and L. Horton.

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Warren Garland Ivie
Aug 20, 1904 - Jan 14, 1975

W. G. Ivie

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for W. G. Ivie 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Dallas. Burial will be at Younger cemetery.

He was a native of Purdon and a retired auto mechanic.

Survivors include four sons, Bill Ivie and Larry Ivie both of Dallas, M. G. Ivie of Peru, Ind. and Christopher Ivie of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. T. L. Freemanof Irving, Mrs. Mack Johnson of Grand Prairie, Miss Maria Ivie and Miss Antoinette Ivie, both of Corsicana, and 11 grandchildren.

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W. G. Ivie

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for W. G. Ivie, 70, resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Dallas.

Rev. B.W. Johnson and Rev. Buddy Atkeisson were to officiate, with burial to follow at Younger Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, four sons, four daughters and 11 grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Roy Ivie, Fred Bone, Thomas Johnson, A. B. Tyner, Vernon Dockery, and H. B. Curington.

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Henry Lee Jayroe, Sr.
Apr 2, 1898 - Feb 25, 1966

Hold Services Henry Jayroe

Funeral services for Henry L. Jayroe, 68, Purdon farmer, who died in Memorial hospital Friday, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, assisted by Rev. Charles Kottenbrook, pastor of the Purdon Baptist Church. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; six sons, Clifton Jayroe, Seminole; H. L. Jayroe, Seagraves; Johnny Jayroe, Purdon; Henry Lee Jayroe, Jr., Houston; Jewel Lee Jayroe, Purdon; H. L. Jayroe, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Smith, Corsicana; Mrs. Helen Southern, New Orleans, La., and Mrs. Odessa Presson, Waxahachie; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Doyle Jayroe, Houston; six sisters, Mrs. Ed Berryhill and Mrs. Nannie Seelye, both of Hearne; Mrs. Agnes Foster, Dallas; Mrs. Jewell McClintock, Houston; Mrs. Laura Pickern, Conroe and Mrs. Mattie Williams, Richland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rex Williams, J. W. Williams, Johnny Jayroe, Carl Foster, Jack Seelye and Jewell Dean McClintock.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 26, 1966
  • h/o Eunice Elizabeth (Griffin) Jayroe married Aug. 15, 1915 and Esma Grace (Cook) Jayroe s/o James Isaiah “Jim” Jayroe and Louella Beatrice “Lela” (McDonald) Jayroe
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Robert Thurman Johnson
Sep 18, 1914 - May 12, 1975

Therman Johnson

Services are set for 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Therman Johnson, 60, of Purdon, who died Monday at Hubbard Hospital. The Rev. Fred Raney will officiate, and burial will be at Younger cemetery in Silver City.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Johnson of Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Nancy Phillips and Miss Jo Alice Johnson, both of Purdon; one brother, Billy Glenn Johnson of Camdon, Missouri; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred McElroy of Houston and Mrs. Sarah Jo Garvin of Lancaster; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Haddix Boldin, Clarence Putman, Billy Joe McCullock, Shirley McCullock, Lindon McCullock, and C. D. Curry.

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Ressie Amelia (Tickle) Shell-Evans-Howard
Mar 28, 1890 - Dec 16, 1961

Monday Rites Mrs. Howard

Funeral services for Mrs. Ressie V. Howard, who died Saturday, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

Officiating were Rev. Roy Martin, Dallas, and Rev. Homer Harris. Interment was in Younger cemetery.

Mrs. Howard, a native of Navarro county but resident of Dallas the past 11 years, died Saturday afternoon at her home in Dallas. She was 71. Prior to moving to Dallas Mrs. Howard had resided in Corsicana 60 years.

Survivors include three sons, Narlen R. Evans, Dallas; Autry Lee Evans, Channelview, and Buck Evans, Freeport; one daughter, Mrs. Eva Lee, Dallas; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. L. Davis, Johnny Mayes, B. M. Mayes, Thomas Mayes, Oliver Curtis and Eddie Thomas Mayes.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 18, 1961
  • 1st husband Benjamin Franklin “Ben” Shell married July, 17, 1908 buried at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. 2nd Arthur Lee Evans buried at Dawson 3rd Henry M. Howard buried at Hillcrest Cemetery, Waxahachie, Tx. d/o James R. Tickle and Ida Louise (Crawford) Tickle
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Henry Tickle
abt 1861 - Sep 1, 1932

Wortham Man Was Buried On Friday Younger Cemetery

WORTHAM, Sept. 3.—(Spl.)—Henry Tickle, aged 71, died at his home, three miles northwest of Wortham Thursday after a lingering illiness with heart trouble of several years. Burial took place Friday afternoon in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

Deceased is survived by five children and one grandchild, namely: Mrs. Nell Fuller and daughter, Miss Bettye Fuller of Purdon, Mrs. Ila French, and Miss Una Tickle, Henry Lee Tickle and Dean Tickle all of Wortham.

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Bula Odera "Pearl" (Ellis) Ivie
Feb 1, 1901 - Feb 10, 1932

MRS. BULA IVIE DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIED THURSDAY

PURDON, Feb. 18.—(Sp;.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Bula Ivie, aged 31, wife of Ruben Ivie, who died Wednesday night of last week at 9 o’clock after an illness of several days with pneumonia, were held Wednesday night of last week at 9 o’clock after an illness of several days with pneumonia, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Younger cemetery by Rev. Tom Almon of Dawson.

Surviving are her husband and five children, seven sisters, Mrs. Virgil Matthews of Dawson, Mrs. Walter Forshaw of Three Way, Mrs. Home Wrings of Stanford, Mrs. Pat Williams of Alma, Mrs. John Barrow of Dallas, and Miss Earlene Ellis, and a brother, Truitt Ellis, of Midway.

Pallbearers were Than Gaddy, Walton Thomas, George Darden, Hugh Carroll, Will Griffin, Warren Whitten.

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Elgin Hanson Ivie
Feb 11, 1870 - Nov 14, 1931

BELL POINT
BELL POINT, Nov. 19—(Spl.)

Several from this community went and helped pick E. H. Ivie’s crop. Mr. Ivie has been seriously ill for the past three weeks.

Several from this community attended the funeral of E. H. Ivie Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Younger cemetery.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, November 20, 1931 - Submitted by Diane Richards

THREE WAY
THREE WAY, Nov. 5—(Spl.)

We are sorry to report E. H. Ivie not improving.

Mr. and Mrs. Boss Tadlock, Mrs. Mollie Davis and Aunt Ila Hodges visited Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Ivie Tuesday night.

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Estes Ellis
Nov 18, 1890 - Oct 7, 1928

PURDON
PURDON, Oct. 15.—Ester Ellis, who was wounded in the World War and never recovered from the wound, died at his home north of Purdon Sunday and the remains were interred in the Younger cemetery Monday at 11.a.m., the American Legion having charge of the funeral. There was a large crowd followed him to his last resting place.

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World War Veteran Buried at Purdon

BLOOMING GROVE, Oct. 13.—Estes Ellis, 37 years old, died at his home near Purdon Sunday and was buried in the Purdon cemetery Monday afternoon. He was wounded in the world war and had suffered from the wound since that time. The American Legion had charge of the military funeral.

Surviving are his wife and two children.

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Loetta Joe Waldrop
Nov 22, 1927 - Jan 21, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR LEOTTA JOE WALDROP

Leotta Joe Waldrop, two-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Waldrop, 320 West Fifteenth avenue, died early Saturday morning and the remains were interred in the Younger cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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Claude Eugene Slaughter
Dec 16, 1893 - Aug 10, 1957

C. E. Slaughter Dies Saturday Of Heart Attack

Claude Eugene Slaughter, 63, of Purdon, retired VA Hospital employe of Waco, died of a heart attack early Saturday morning as he was going fishing with a brother, Herman Slaughter of Purdon.

It was stated that Slaughter was stricken in a car and his brother sped to Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival at 5 p.m.

Slaughter had retired from the Waco hospital job last April and returned to Purdon. He had been with the VA Hospital 14 years.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Hodges, Arlington, and Mrs. Parker Herring, Waco; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Miss Blanche Slaughter, Purdon, retired Corsicana teacher; Mrs. Leta Green and Mrs. Ray Alderman, both of Corsicana; three brothers, O. L. Slaughter, Corsicana; Sam Slaughter, Beaumont, and Herman Slaughter, Purdon, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Younger cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor of the Church.

Pallbearers will be A. E. Bittner, Stafford Garrett, Tommy Farmer, Guy Farmer, Ray Alderman and Clarence Putman.

McCammon will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 10, 1957
  • h/o Dora Alice (Farmer) Slaughter married Aug. 17, 1911; s/o Claude W. Slaughter & Mary F. (Cox) Slaughter buried in Oakwood cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dora Alice (Farmer) Slaughter
Nov 1, 1894 - Oct 12, 1940

PURDON WOMAN DIED SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Alice Slaughter, aged 45 years, died at the family home in the Purdon community Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Younger cemetery where burial was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Geddie.

Surviving are her husband, C. E. Slaughter; two daughters, Mrs. Luther Hodge and Mrs. Parker; and a grandson, all of Purdon; four brothers, L. L. Farmer, Purdon; J. A. Farmer, Corsicana; J. S. Farmer, Duncanville, and T. J. Farmer, Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Dempsey, both of Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. L. Slaughter, H. A. Slaughter, S. A. Slaughter, Frank Farmer, Ray Farmer and Ford Dempsey.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Wanda Fay Gaddy
Nov 15, 1940 - Nov 16, 1940

Infant Daughter Of The Bud Gaddys Died Saturday Morning

Wanda Fay, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Gaddy, Corbet, died early Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at Younger cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Gaddy, Corbet, and Mrs. Maggie Lord, Corbet.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Sarah Isabell (York) Fuller
Nov 19, 1877 - May 1, 1940

MRS. W. D. FULLER BURIED IN YOUNGER CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. Fuller, aged 62 years, who died at the family residence, 804 South Nineteenth street, Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Baptist Church at Purdon. Burial was in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. S. R. Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. John Darden, Pursley; Mrs. Allie Williams, Shreveport, and Mrs. Jesse Donathen, Houston; a son, Prince Fuller, Shreveport; eight grandchildren, and two brothers, J. W. York, Pursley, and Sam York, Purdon.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Walter Dale Fuller
Dec 21, 1867 - Feb 24, 1948

WALTER D. FULLER FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Walter D. Fuller, 80, retired, native Texan, who died at the family home, 807 South Nineteenth street Tuesday morning were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Purdon. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church here, of which the deceased was a member. Burial was in the Younger cemetery.

Fuller had been a member of the Purdon WOW Lodge for more than a half century.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. John Darden, Purdon; Mrs. Allie Lee Williams, Shreveport, and Mrs. Jesse Donathan, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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WALTER D. FULLER FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Walter D. Fuller, aged 80 years, retired, died at his home, 807 South Nineteenth street, Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Purdon with interment in the Younger cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church here, of which he was a member. The WOW Lodge at Purdon will provide pallbearers and will conduct the graveside rites. Fuller had been a member of the WOW Lodge at Purdon for more than 50 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. John Darden, Purdon; Mrs. Allie Lee Williams, Shreveport, and Mrs. Jesse Donathan, Corsicana; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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John Luther “Boss” Tadlock
Sep 27, 1884 - Jun 5, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. L. TADLOCK WERE HELD FRIDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, June 7.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for J. L. “Boss” Tadlock, 57, native of Navarro county and a prominent farmer in the Purdon community for many years, were held Friday at Younger cemetery near Purdon, following his death in a Rusk hospital late Wednesday. The services were conducted by Rev. Lester Roloff, and pallbearers were members of the Purdon WOW lodge.

The deceased was survived by his widow, six daughters; Mrs. R. L. Ivie, Mrs. Gladys Ivie, Misses Minnie, Essie, Frances, Mary Emma and Johnny Ray Tadlock, all of Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Davis of Purdon, and Mrs. A. C. Whittenburg of Levelland, Texas; and three grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled through McCormick’s Funeral Service.

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William Ernest McClendon
Nov 10, 1874 - Apr 21, 1960

W. E. McClendon Dies Thursday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 22. (Spl.) –William Ernest McClendon, 85, long-time Navarro County resident, died in the Grant-Buie Clinic in Hillsboro Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church here, of which he was a member, with Rev. Edward Otwell, pastor, officiating. Burial was to be in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

A native of Louisiana, he came to Purdon as a young man, after farming a number of years, later was a merchant here and at Ben Wheeler, returning to Blooming Grove on his retirement in 1947.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Crawford, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. T. L. Wilson, Sr., Houston; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are R. B. McCormick, Drew Gillen, R. D. Garrison, Sammie Saunders, Ben Shell and Dorsey McGraw.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Oneta Ruth (Hayes) McCulloch
May 30, 1922 - Nov 26, 1963

Mrs. McCulloch Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Oneta Bruce McCulloch, 41, of 1576 West Fourth avenue, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel. Burial was in the Younger cemetery near Purdon. Mrs. McCulloch died in Navarro Clinic Tuesday morning.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of Pentecostal Church of God, and Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, W. S. McCulloch, Jr., Corsicana; two sons, Jerry McCulloch, Waxahachie, and Don McCulloch, Corsicana; a daughter, Shirlene MCCulloch, Corsicana; two grandchildren, two brothers, Chester Whitener, Corsicana, and Gene Whitener, Weatherford; a sister, Mrs. Charles Martin, Houston; and other relatives.

Mrs. McCulloch was a member of the Navarro Mills Baptist church.

Pallbearers were G. W. O’Neal, Glynn Tomlin, Fred Roberts, Jack Tally, Jack Russell and C. L. Miley.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 27, 1963
  • w/o William Shirley McCulloch, Jr. d/o Mae (Pollard) Hayes-Whitener granddaughter of Robert Elder Pollard and Sallie Malone (Kitchens) Pollard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

John H. McDonald
Jun 1, 1878 - Mar 28, 1963

J. H. McDonald Services Held

Funeral services for John H. McDonald, 88, native of Georgia, who died of a heart attack in Arlington, Thursday night, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the McCommon Chapel.

Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister, conducting the services, assisted by Rev. Paul Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery at Drane.

McDonald resided in the Drane community more than 40 years before moving to Corsicana four years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Hugh and Joe McDonald, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Louise McNabb, Dallas; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Fannie Bryan, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Emmett Dosser, Claude Denbow, Wayne Elrod, Shelby Hicks, Homer McNabb and Buell McDowell.

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Lillie Bell (Adams) Berryhill
Jul. 20, 1881 - Dec. 17, 1952

Mrs. Berryhill Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Berryhill, 71, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday morning, will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the First Baptist church Mission.

Surviving are three sons, A. A. and Roy Berryhill, both of Corsicana, and Lewis Berryhill, Corpus Christi; five daughters, Mrs. H. T. Williams, Mrs. Myrtle Dockery and Mrs. L. W. Easley, all of Corsicana; Mrs. B. R. Edwards and Mrs. K. B. Gandy, both of Corpus Christi; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; six brothers, Arthur, Jim and Joe Adams, all of Corsicana; Bob Adams, Port Arthur; Ben Adams, Richland, and George Adams, Kingsville; two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Fields, Drane, and Mrs. John Taylor, Angus, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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