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Roselia Breeland
abt. 1903 - Jul. 21, 1915

DIED AT STATE HOME.

Death Came as the Result of Ruptured Appendix.

Rosa Lee Lee Bruland, aged 12 years, and who had been a ward at the State Orphans Home for several years, died there last night as the result of a ruptured appendix and the remains were interred in the Home cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The little girl professed religion during the Scoville meeting at a service Rev. W. J. King held at the Home and gave her name for membership in the First Christian church and Rev. V. W. Wallace officiated at the funeral this afternoon, the services being held in the chapel of the Home. There was a large attendance at the funeral, a number being there from the I. O. O. F. Home and the surrounding country, as well as a number from town, and many pretty flowers were placed over the last resting place of the little orphan girl and there were many sad hearts and tear-bedimmed eyes to witness the last sad rites that consigned her mortal remains to the grave.

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Thomas Jefferson Smith
Jul 10, 1894 - Sep 5, 1964

T. J. Smith, 70, Rites Monday

Funeral services for Thomas Jefferson Smith, 70, retired farmer, Route 1 Frost, who died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, Saturday afternoon, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral service. Burial was in Rose Hill cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Orbie Lamb, pastor of the Forreston Baptist church.

Native of Byrd, Ellis County, Smith spent most of his life in the Lone Cedar community.

Surviving are his wife of Frost, mother, Mrs. Annie Smith, Blooming Grove; a son William Smith, Frost; a daughter, Mrs. Peggy Stewart, Garrett; two brothers, Will Smith, Carrollton, and Charlie Smith, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Milne, Cleburne, and Mrs. Stacy Crisp, Blooming Grove; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dean Melton, Percy Morton, Arthur Garrison, Lloyd Simpson, Drew Gillen and D. W. Springer.

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Maureta Grady (Spivey) Taylor
Jan 7, 1900 - Mar 21, 1984

Maureta Taylor

BLOOMING GROVE –Mrs. Frank B. (Maureta) Taylor, 84, of Blooming Grove, died Wednesday at Northside Nursing Center.

Service is 2 p.m. Sunday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Wanless officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She will lie in state at Griffin Funeral Home in Corsicana until Saturday at which time she will lie in state at the Blooming Grove Funeral Home until service time.

She was married to Frank B. Taylor and had a son, Frank Jr., who was killed in action during World War II. Frank Taylor, who also preceded her in death, was a business contractor.

Mrs. Taylor continued to oversee the management of her ranches until her illness.

She was an active member of Kinsloe House Womens Club and active member of First Christian Church in Blooming Grove where she taught classes and was music director.

Survivors include two nieces, Mrs. Barbara Epps and Mrs. Alcy Burns, both of Dallas; two great-nephews, Blair Bryant and Larry Burns, both of Dallas; a great-niece, Mrs. Irving Peabody of Houston; three cousins, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Neel of Memphis and Mrs. Frank Toner of San Leanero, Calif.

Pallbearers are Carol Lee Saunders, Gordon Griffin, Buddy Ross, Ed Hill, Bobby Ralston, Don McGraw, E. O. Barham, Billy Wayne McGraw and George Mitchell.

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Sudie Lea (Reynolds) Thompson
Apr 13, 1885 - Oct 11, 1982

Sudie Thompson

Mrs. Sudie Thompson, 97, of Corsicana, died Monday at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is Wednesday, 2 p.m. Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Peyton Goodman officiating.

Burial will be at Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was a native of Van Zandt County and former resident of Blooming Grove, moving to Corsicana four years ago.

She was a member of the Methodist church.

Her husband, W. M. Shorty Thompson preceded her in death in 1954.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mamie Hope, of Malakoff; 26 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Ina Bell (Fitzgerald) Tipping
Feb 15, 1883 - Sep 12, 1969

Mrs. Tipping Rites Saturday

BLOOMING GROVE—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Saturday at 5 p.m. from First Christian Church in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Ina Belle Tipping, who died Friday in the Juliett Fowler Home in Dallas. The Rev. Gary Edens, officiated. He was assisted by Rev. James Pepper. Burial was at Rose Hill cemetery.

Mrs. Tipping, a long-time resident of Navarro County was born Feb. 15, 1883, in Murray County, Tenn.

She is survived by three sons, W. O. Tipping of Snyder, E. G. Tipping of Lovington, N. M. and G. C. Tipping of Trinidad; one daughter, Mrs. Lee Ella Garrison of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Nolan Donoho of Cisco, Mrs. Nadien Brown of Blooming Grove and Mrs. Phoebe Brown of Athens; 21 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren.

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James Luther Trussell
Feb 12, 1903 - Jan 7, 1984

James Luthern Trussell

James Luthern Trussell, 80, of Blooming Grove died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Service is 2 p.m. Monday at Blooming Grove Funeral Home with the Rev. Neal Rogers officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lydia Trussell of Blooming Grove; four daughters, Mrs. Jean Rowe of Oklahoma City, Mrs. Tommie Gilliam of Corsicana, Mrs. Virginia Armstrong and Mrs. Glenda Southard, both of Blooming Grove; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two brothers, Barney Trussell of Grand Saline and William Trussell of Garland; and a sister, Mrs. Mortel Tullos of Brownsboro.

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Ruby Frances Fortson
Apr 11, 1918 - Jan 19, 1919

Lost Their Infant Daughter

The nine-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Fortson died at Rice Saturday night and the remains were interred there yesterday.

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Claude Jinks Ruffin, Jr.
May 24, 1922 - Jan 23, 1929

Claud J. Ruffin, Jr., only child of Mr. and Mrs. Claud J. Ruffin, died at 5:30 Wednesday morning at the home of his parents, 110 West Burnett street, following an illness with intestinal influenza. Funeral services were held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, Rev. W. S. Smith of Bonham officiating. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery under the direction of J. E. Keever of Ennis.

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Otha Lindsey Slaughter, Sr.
Mar. 25, 1902 - Apr. 15, 1983

O. L. Slaughter, Sr.

O. L. Slaughter, Sr., 81, of Corsicana, died Friday morning at Navarro Memorial Hospital.

Service is pending at Griffin Funeral Home. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was an elder at Westhill Church of Christ.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Betty Slaughter, of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Frances James of Warrington, Penn.; two sons, O. L. Slaughter, Jr., of Albuquerque, N. M., and Paul Slaughter, of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two brothers, H. A. Slaughter, of Purdon and Sam Slaughter of Beaumont; and one sister, Mrs. Leta Green of Corsicana.

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Noah Thomas Tidwell
Aug 31, 1858 - Feb 6, 1920

In Memoriam.
Noah Tidwell died at his home near Pursley February 6, 1920, having been in bad health several years. The Angel of Death is always abroad in our land and we know not when our loved ones will be claimed. Hard, Oh, so hard to give them up, but God does all things for the best. Yet we can not understand why our homes should be made so sad. He leaves a wife and six children to mourn his death. Weep not as those who have no hope. He was a member of the Christian church. His only hope was to live with his family. But God said, come up higher and be free from this worldly suffering. For Christ has said, my yoke is easy and my burden is light, and it seemed that the Angel of Death came so quietly in the stillness of night, that his dear wife and children could hardly bear the sad thought of death that had come to them. The writer wishes that the heartbroken ones will trust in Him who said, It is I, be not afraid, for in Him there is rest for the weary soul.

A place is vacant in that home,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in that home,
That never can be filled.

A FRIEND.

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Died at Pursley.

N. T. Tidwell died at his home in the Pursley community last night and the remains were interred in the Methodist cemetery there this afternoon. The deceased leaves a wife and six children.

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Priscilla Mae Stallings
B & D Sep. 4, 1964

Stallings Baby Rites Saturday

Graveside services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Stallings, 702 West Twelfth avenue, who died Friday in Memorial hospital late Friday, were held at Modrell cemetery Saturday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Bethel Frances Stallings and grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Massey and Mrs. Laura Stallings, all of Corsicana.

Corley directed.

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John B. Smith, Sr.
Jan 12, 1838 - Jan 3, 1918

GOOD MAN DIES AT KERENS

Had Been Resident of Texas Sixty-Eight Years

J. B. Smith, father of O. L. Smith of Corsicana, died at his home at Kerens this morning at 8:30 after a long illness. The deceased was eighty years old, and had lived in Texas for sixty-eight years and at Kerens for fourteen years. The funeral will take place at Kerens tomorrow morning at 8:30. The deceased spent most of his life in Washington and Austin counties, and as a man and a citizen was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

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Remains Interred this Morning

The remains of the late J. B. Smith of Kerens, who died there Monday morning, were interred there this morning, the funeral being largely attended. Those who attended from here were Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Holloway, Rev. C. E. Wilkins and Mrs. Wilkins, Miss Bettie Burkhalter, Hon. W. A. Tarver, Rev. A. D. Porter, Mrs. E. A. Highnote and Miss Tommie Glass.

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Emmett Eugene Bruner
May 25, 1885 - Jan. 9, 1919

TWO BODIES PASS THROUGH

Both Were Victims of Influenza and Pneumonia.

Emmett Bruner, aged thirty-four years, died yesterday at Frost of pneumonia and the body was here today enroute to Kerens for interment. The deceased, who was a substantial young farmer and good citizen was unmarried, but is survived by six brothers and two sisters.

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Cresidus Clarenda (Reese) Mays
Jan 5, 1888 - Apr 13, 1983

Mrs. Roland Mays

KERENS—Mrs. Roland Mays, 90, of Kerens, died Wednesday in Kerens.

Service is Thursday, 4 p.m. at Paschal Funeral Home with the Dr. J. O. Osley and Dr. Royce Measures officiating. Burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

She was a member of First Baptist Church in Kerens and was a music teacher 60 years in Kerens.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Annie Ford, of Kerens, and Mrs. Johnnie B. Bain, of Kerens; a brother-in-law, Pat Murphrey, of Kerens; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lucille Reese, of Kerens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are W. L. Bain, Jr., Homer Carroll, Hobart Hillard, Jack Jones, Tom B. Washburn and Bubba Blissett.

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Richard Hadley Mays
May 20, 1867 - Jan 23, 1947

ROLAND MAYS RITES SCHEDULED FRIDAY AFTERNOON, KERENS

Roland Mays, about 60 years of age, former secretary of Kerens Chamber of Commerce, was found dead in his bed at Kerens early Thursday morning. Natural causes were ascribed for his death.

Funeral services are scheduled in Kerens Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a sister, Mrs. Eula Sigler, San Antonio, and other relatives including Mrs. George W. Boyd and Mrs. B. T. Delahay, both of Corsicana, cousins.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct.

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James Doyle Griffin
Aug 30, 1944 - Apr 10, 1983

James Doyle Griffin

James Doyle Griffin, 38, of Fort Worth, died Sunday.

Service was Monday, 2 p.m. at All Saints Epsicopal Church.

Graveside service was 4:30 p.m. at Frost Cemetery in Frost.

Griffin was an accountant for Shook Tire Co. since 1979.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carolyn P. Griffin; a daughter, Heather Griffin; his mother, Mrs. Mildred Clearley, of Denton; maternal grandmother, Nan Doyle, of Fort Worth; and a brother, Ben H. Griffin, Jr.

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Earbie Davidson
Feb. 17, 1908 - Apr. 9, 1983

Earbie Davidson

Earbie Davidson, 75, of Malakoff, died April 9 at Lakeland Medical Center in Athens.

Service is Saturday, 1 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary chapel with the Rev. Curtis R. Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Friendship Cemetery in Eureka.

Wake service is Friday, 7 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Morturay.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Willie Mae Stewart, of Kerens and Mrs. Ruby Grayson, at Malakoff.

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Victoria (Jarrett) McGee
Jan 1846 - Dec 2, 1916

Died at Emhouse.
Mrs. S. M. McGee, aged 70 years, died at Emhouse today after a week's illness and the remains will he interred in the neighborhood cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'-clock.
The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Joe Parrish of Emhouse, Mrs. D. P. Prince of Corsicana and Mrs. Glass of Oklahoma.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Dec 2, 1916
  • Black Hills Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o Samuel M. “Sam” McGee (mother of Sarah “Sallie” (McGee) Parrish w/o Joseph Monroe Parrish buried at Oakwood and Josephine (McGee) Prince; w/o Darl Paul Prince buried at Oakwood –Octa Cleo (McGee) Glass w/o John W. Glass)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Forrest Glenn Huggins, Sr.
Jan 17, 1907 - Oct 12, 1962

Forrest Huggins

KERENS—Forrest Huggins, 75, of Kerens, died Tuesday morning in Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

Service is pending at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Burial will be at Prairie Point Cemetery.

He was a member of First Baptist Church and was a farmer and rancher.

Survivors include his wife, Bill (Lilly) Huggins of Kerens; three sons, Bob Huggins, of Springfield, Va., Forrest Huggins, Jr., of Tyler, and Harrold Huggins, of Nacogdoches; a daughter Wanda Minor, of Nacogdoches, 10 grandchildren; one great grandchild; one half sister, Mrs. Cleo Archer, of Kerens; and one half brother, Clyde Peters, of Dallas.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 12, 1982
  • h/o Lillian Bill “Lilly” (Fields) Huggins s/o Robert Henry Huggins and Minnie Lee (Etheridge) Huggins-Peters buried in Oak Grove cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Myrtle Estelle (Allen) Owen
Mar 19, 1915 - Jan 4, 1936

ROANE WOMAN DIED SATURDAY MORNING AS RESULT BURNS

Mrs. Myrtle Estelle Owens, aged 20 years, of Roane, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning shortly after midnight as a result of burns sustained at her home Friday morning. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Campbell cemetery, where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Relatives reported that Mrs. Owens apparently fainted and fell into an open fireplace. She was critically burned before she was discovered by relatives.

Surviving are a daughter, Frances Pauline Owens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Allen, Roane; three brothers, J. W. Allen, Roane; Hughie Allen, Roane, and Arthur Allen, Athens; and two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Valentine, Houston, and Miss Cliffie Mae Allen, Roane.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Ricky Dale Owens
Sep 16, 1981 - Mar 18, 1984

Ricky Dale Owen

MALAKOFF—Services for Ricky Dale Owen, 2, of Malakoff who died Sunday, was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bazette Baptist Church. Burial was in Bazette Cemetery.

Survivors are parents, Ricky Glen and Melinda Kay Owens of Malakoff and great-grandmother, Ruby Mae Owens of Roane.

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Elmo Cyrus Waits
Oct 8, 1879 - Mar 25, 1952

Rites Thursday For E. C. Waits

Funeral services for Elmo C. Waits, 72, retired oil field worker, who died at his home, 1521 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday, will be held from the Bazette Baptist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton Hair, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Bazette Cemetery.

Waits worked for Magnolia and Humble Oil Companies for many years in Burkburnett and Corsicana. He was a native of Arkansas.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Landon M. Waits, Winslow, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Aubrey Crocker, Downey, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Waits, Duncan, Okla.; and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Bill Wasson, Tommy Upchurch, Allen Albritton, Lester Walker, Johnny Wright and R. J. Upchurch.

Corley will direct.

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Catalina Torado
abt. 1901 - Dec. 17, 1933

Catalina Torado Died Last Night; Burial on Monday

Catalina Torado, aged 32 years, wife of L. T. Torado, died Sunday night at 8:30 o’clock at the residence, 831 South Main street, and the funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

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

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Jo Hannah (Conner) O’Conner
abt 1855 - Jul. 11, 1933

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Joe Hannah O’Conner, aged 78 years, wife of Phillip O’Conner, 814 South Seventeenth street, died Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the Church of Immaculate Conception, 9 o’clock Thursday morning with burial in Catholic cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rt. Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Mrs. O’Conner had resided in Corsicana for 32 years.

Surviving are her husband, five daughters, Mrs. L. C. Crutcher, Palestine; Mrs. M. D. Hawkins, Mansfield; Mrs. T. F. Lumpkin, Naples; Mrs. W. C. Douglas, Tyler; and Mrs. Nell Gandy, Corsicana; two sons, M. J. O’Connor, Tyler and George O’Connor, Corsicana; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The funeral arrangements are in charge of the Sutherland-McCAmmon Funeral Home.

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Perry Chasteen
Feb 5, 1899 - Sep 4, 1964

Perry Chasteen

DAWSON, Sept. 4 (Spl.) –Perry Chasteen, 65, nightwatchman, stricken while at work three weeks ago with a heart attack, died in Memorial hospital Friday morning.

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

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Chasteen, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Roxie Jordan, Teague and Mrs. Patsy Wallace, Dallas; four sons, Luther Ivy, Dallas; Ronnie, Donnie and W. P. Chasteen, all of Dawson; 13 grandchildren, mother, Mrs. R. J. Thompson, Dawson; four sisters, Mrs. Mary McNutt, Dawson; Mrs. Earline Whalen, Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Clide Pierce, Dawson, and Mrs. Bessie Jordan, Waco; a brother, Ervin Thompson, Frost and other relatives.

Eubanks directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, September 4, 1964
  • h/o Gladys Pearl (Tadlock) Chasteen s/o William Chasteen and Sarah (Thompson) Chasteen per death certificate
  • Submitted byDiane Richards

Hugh Mizell Hodge
Mar 28, 1880 - Jan 3, 1936

CHATFIELD JUSTICE OF PEACE SUCCUMBS TO HEART ATTACK

H. M. Hodge, age about 55 years, died suddenly Friday afternoon at Rice following a heart attack. Funeral services were held at Chatfield Saturday afternoon at 3:30 with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

Mr. Hodge was justice of the peace at Chatfield, where he had lived for many years. He had gone to Rice Friday afternoon on business and was stricken while in the business section of the town.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mary Jane Hodge, Chatfield; a brother, W. F. Hodge, Rice; five sisters, Mrs. B. F. Marchbanks, Chatfield; Mrs. G. E. McCants, Chatfield; Mrs. Lyle Swafford, Abilene; Ms. Delma Butcher, Lubbock; Mrs. C. A. Nowlin, Ennis; his mother, Mrs. M. E. Hodge, Dallas, and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were handled by the Hodge Funeral Home of Rice and Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

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James Malcom Jayroe
B&D Jan. 20, 1932

BELL POINT
BELL POINT. Jan. 26.--The infant of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Jayroe, which was born Wednesday morning, died at 11 o’clock and was buried Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Dresden cemetery.

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Ida Alice (Brazil) Routson
Nov 4, 1905 - Jan 7, 1984

Alice Routson

Alice Routson, 79, of Cleburne died Saturday in Cleburne.

Service for Mrs. Routson will be at 2 p.m. at Martin-Pitts Funeral Chapel in Cleburne. Burial will follow in Dresden cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters, Von Dell McHargue of Frost, Maxine Benton of Goodnight, and Clora Etta Lawrey of Vega; a son, David Routson of Cleburne; two sisters, Alma Ferrell of Amarillo and Laura Lawrie of Irving; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren;; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.

Local arrangements are being made by Corley Funeral Home.

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James Edward Berry
Oct 2, 1881 - Apr 14, 1968

James E. Berry

DAWSON (Spl.)—Funeral services were held in the Navarro Mills Baptist Church at 3 p.m. Monday for James Edward Berry, 86, who died Sunday morning in a Wortham hospital.

The Rev. J. B. Shewmake officiated. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Annie Pollard, Arlington, Mrs. Dorothy Adams, Arlington and Mrs. Carrie Raley, Dawson; three sons, Hobert Berry, Stamford; Audrey Berry, Arlington; and Weldon Wood, Haskell; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; a half brother, George Berry, Gary, Ind.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Sidney Ulysses Allabach
Aug. 8, 1911 - Aug. 15, 1983

Sidney Allabach

Sidney Allabach, 71, Rte. 1, Frost, died Friday at his home.

Service will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Home chapel with burial in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Beulah Allabach, Frost; threesons, Larry Allabach, Fort Worth, Arthur Allabach, Canton, Ohio, and Carlton Allabach, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a daughter, Alice Stahl, Woodbridge, Va.; 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Violet, Dorothy and Ethel, all of Sturgis, Mich.; and three brothers, Gradon Allabach and Buster Allabach, both of Sturgis, Mich., and Charles Allabach, Santa Clara, Calif.

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Newburn Pierce Dockery
Dec 16, 1880 - Oct 13, 1909

Purdon News.
N. P. Dockery, died October 13rh of consumption and was buried in the Dresden cemetery by the Woodmen of the World. Deceased leaves a widow and one child.

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Maymee L. Smith
Sep 24, 1885 - Sep 26, 1909

Died.

Miss Mamie Smith of Purdon died Sunday night at 10 o’clock and was buried yesterday, the ladies of the Woodmen Circle officiating at the funeral. Miss Smith was 24 years of age and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith.

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William Eugene Tipton
Jan 19, 1868 - Apr 2, 1918

Good Citizen Dies

William Eugene Tipton of the Purdon community died at his home near Purdon Tuesday, April 2nd after a week’s illness. On the following day his remains were laid to rest in the beautiful cemetery at Dresden in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends.

Mr. Tipton was born in Lincoln Parish Louisiana January 19, 1876, and was two months and twelve days old. He moved to Texas in 1892 and has since been a resident of Navarro County. He was loved and respected by all who knew him, a good citizen, a faithful friend, a kind husband and a loving father. And with all that was a faithful Christian gentleman. He confessed faith in Christ in early boyhood and joined the Presbyterian Church in which for nearly twenty years he served as a deacon. He was faithful in attendance upon its services and liberal in its support. His home was a religious home and his children who are old enough are members of the church which he magnified and honored. They will rise up and call him blessed.

He was married to Miss Ida Harrison Dec. 11, 1899 and to this union was born five children, all of whom, save one who died in infancy, remain to mourn his untimely death. Besides his own immediate family he leaves behind him four brothers and two sisters and a host of friends, all of whom are sorely bereaved.

The memory of his consecrated life and triumphant death will long remain as a benediction to many whose fortune it was to know him best, for they weep not as those who have no hope.

G. T. BOURNE

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Good Citizen Dies

William Eugene Tipton of the Purdon community died at his home near Purdon Tuesday, April 2nd after a week’s illness. On the following day his remains were laid to rest in the cemetery at Dresden in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends.

Mr. Tipton was born in Lincoln Parish Louisiana January 19, 1876, and was at the time of his death 50 years two months and twelve days old. He moved to Texas in 1892 and has since been a resident of Navarro county. He was loved and respected by all who knew him, a good citizen, a faithful friend, a kind husband and a loving father. And with all that was a faithful Christian gentleman. He confessed faith in Christ in early boyhood and joined the Presbyterian Church in which for nearly twenty years he served as a deacon. He was faithful in attendance upon its services and liberal in its support. His home was a religious home and his children who are old enough are members of the church which he magnified and honored. They will rise up and call him blessed.

He was married to Miss Ida Harrison Dec. 11, 1899 and to this union was born five children, all of whom save one who died in infancy, remain to mourn his untimely death. Besides his own immediate family he leaves behind him four brothers and two sisters and a host of friends, all of whom are sorely bereaved.

The memory of his consecrated life and triumphant death will long remain as a benediction to many whose fortune it was to know him best, for they weep not as those who have no hope.

G. T. BOURNE.

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Delana J. (McCree) Colson
Jul 19, 1868 - Apr 2, 1922

BLOOMING GROVE NEWS
(The Blooming Grove Times)
Died Sunday.

Mrs. Buck Coulston, aged fifty-four passed to her reward Sunday evening at her home near Dresden, interment was made in the Dresden cemetery Monday afternoon at 2:30.

Mrs. Coulson has resided in these parts for many years and she leaves a host of friends and one daughter, Mrs. Norman Chambers.

The entire community of Dresden and many people of Blooming Grove will grieve because of her departure.

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Charles Cicero White
abt 1856 - Dec. 7, 1923

Died Friday Morning.

Charles C. White, aged 57 years, living in the Silver City community north of Purdon, died at the county hospital at 3 o’clock Friday morning following an operation several days ago.

The body will be sent to Purdon on the Cotton Belt train this afternoon and interment will be made in the Dresden cemetery some time Saturday.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 7, 1823
  • s/o Richard White (not sure buried here Dresden is marked through and Purdon, Texas is written in on death certificate)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Beulah (Ford) Allabach
Feb 17, 1909 - Dec 14, 2005

Beulah Ford Allabach, age 96, of Pine Bluff died Wednesday, December 14, 2005.

She was born February 17, 1909 at Utica, MS, a daughter of the late Allie Leon Ford and Maria Louisa Strong Ford.

She was reared and educated at Utica and Lake Village, AR. She was a homemaker and had resided in Pine Bluff, Mishawaka, IN, California, and Corsicana, TX.

She was a Baptist.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Sidney Allabach; a daughter, Cathrine Holmes; and 14 brothers and sisters.

Survivors include one grandson; two great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and her caregiver, Joan Cunningham Smith of Pine Bluff.

Funeral arrangements will be private by Charles E. Fuller Funeral Services.

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Donald Lee Easterling
Sep 11. 1932 - May 13, 1977

D. L. Easterling

Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Griffin Funeral Home for Donald Lee Easterling, 44, of Corsicana who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Gary Neal will officiate, with burial in Eureka Cemetery.

Easterling is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Easterling of Corsicana; by one brother, Duane Paul Easterling of Corsicana; by two sisters, Mrs. Verna Story of Dallas and Mrs. Mary Belcher of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Mike Middleton, Ivy Nutt, Don Jock, Buddy Jock, Bobby Brown, Floyd Nutt and Clint Bell.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, May 15, 1977
  • 1st wife Evelyn (Grace) Easterling married Mar. 14, 1966 2nd Dorothy (Buck) Easterling-Edmiaston-McCulloch married Oct. 11, 1968 buried at Younger cemetery 3rd Maggie (Lucas) Easterling Married Jul. 24, 1974 s/o Verner Lee Easterling and Julia Mae (Dubose) Easterling
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Henrietta (Rushing) Eady
Dec 30, 1868 - Jan 10, 1962

Mrs. Eady, 93, Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Henrietta Rushing Eady, 93, widow of the late J. W. Eady, long-time Eureka resident, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Laura Spain, 122 South Thirty-Fourth street, Wednesday morning following a several months illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church of which she was a member, assisted by Rev. Jim Hardie, pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church of Eureka.

Born, Dec. 30, 1868, in Montgomery county, Ala., Mrs. Eady came to Texas at the age of 24 years and had resided in the Eureka community since 1908.

Surviving are two sons, J. Tom Eady, Corsicana, and J. F. Eady, High Point, N.C.; three daughters, Miss Annie Eady and daughters Mrs. Dora Grantham, both of Eureka, and Mrs. Spain, Corsicana; five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Brice Bonner, Lloyd Land, Bill Pritchett, Aaron Montgomery, Paul Chandler, Joe Parks, Bill, Bonner and Gilbert Grantham.

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James William Eady
Mar 16, 1865 - Jun 16, 1919

Remains Interred This Afternoon

The remains of the late J. W. Eady were interred at Eureka this afternoon at 5 o’clock and the funeral was largely attended. A good man has gone and the community in which he lived will miss him.

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Roxy Ella (Jayroe) McElroy
Feb 19, 1881 - Jan 20, 1950

Mrs. W. D. McElroy Funeral Rites Held Saturday

Mrs. W. D. McElroy, 68, died at the home of a son, J. C. McElroy, here Friday.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. Rites were conducted by Rev. W. Vinsant, pastor of the Richland Methodist Church.

Mrs. McElroy was a member of the Methodist church. She was a native of Mississippi, but had resided at Purdon for many years.

Surviving are three sons, W. C. McElroy, Angus; J. C. McElroy, Corsicana, and M. D. McElroy, Richland; two daughters, Mrs. Samuel Fultz, Richland, and Mrs. Mamie Lee Reed, Olympia, Wash.; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Henderson, Purdon; 14 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buck Thompson, Douglas Adams, James McDonald, J. P. Morgan, Odell Williams and J. D. Williams.

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Uriah Johnson Stubbs
Jan 21, 1865 - Jan 10, 1940

Wortham Man Died In Local Hospital

WORTHAM, Jan. 11.—(Spl.)—U. J. Stubbs, age 60, of Richland, who died in a Corsicana hospital Tuesday afternoon was brought to Wortham, where funeral services were conducted Wednesday. Burial was in the Richland cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Deceased was born and reared in the Wortham and Richland communities and was a member of a prominent pioneer family.

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Marshall Thummell
Feb 13, 1858 - Jan 7, 1936

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY 65 YEARS DIED ON TUESDAY

M. Thummell, aged 78 years resident of Navarro county for 65 years, died at his home, 1403 West Seventh avenue, Tuesday morning at 3:15 o’clock. The funeral will be held from the family home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Salem cemetery, near Irene, Hill county. The rites will be conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister of Eureka.

The family resided in the Drane community for many years prior to moving to Corsicana 13 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, H. A. Thummell, Drane and C. A. Thummell, Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. M. E. McEntire, Drane; a brother, August Thummell, Missouri, and a sister Mrs. Josie Halliday, Washington D. C., and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements are being handled by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON WEDNESDAY FOR M. THUMMELL

Funeral services for M. Thummell, aged 78 years, resident of Navarro county for 65 years, who died Tuesday morning at 3:15 o’clock, were held from the family home, 1403 West Seventh avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Salem cemetery, near Irene, Hill county. The rites were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

The family resided in the Drane community for many years prior to moving to Corsicana 13 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, H. A. Thummell, Drane, and C. A. Thummell, Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. McEntire, Drane; a brother, Augustus Thummell, Missouri; and a sister, Mrs. Josie Halliday, Washington, D. C., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Marion McEntire, Marshall McEntire, Howard Thummell, Lovell Blackman, Elmer Adams, and Dan Taylor.

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

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Pearl Lorraine (Davis) Onstott
Sep 16, 1905 - Sep 2, 1964

Mrs. Onstott Of Houston Dies

HUBBARD, Sept. 4 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl D. Onstott, 59, Houston resident 18 years, who died in a Houston hospital Wednesday were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church here. Burial was in Fairview cemetery.

She was a bookkeeper for an insurance firm.

Surviving are two sisters and two nieces.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Sep 4, 1964
  • Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Texas
  • w/o William Phelps Onstott d/o John Jackson Davis and Emily Augusta (Tilley) Davis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
     

Nellie (McBroom) Witherspoon
Mar. 5, 1892 - Sep. 11, 1969

Witherspoon Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Nellie Witherspoon, 77, who died Thursday. The Rev. Ben Marney officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with nephews as pallbearers.

Surviving are one sister, one brother, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Myrtle Fay (Dodson) Hall
July 20, 1927 - May 6, 2013

Obituary for Myrtle Hall

Myrtle Hall went to be with our Father In Heaven on Monday, May 6, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 85. She was born on Wednesday, July 20, 1927 in Wichita Falls, Texas to Otto and Bertha Presley Dodson. Myrtle loved the Lord and her family and she was a member of Community Baptist Church.

Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6 - 8pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana. Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, May 9, 2013 at 2pm at Dresden Cemetery on FM 744 with Bro. Charles McBryde officiating. Pallbearers will be Lance Hall, Chad Hall, Tony Hall and Earl Frye.

Myrtle was preced in death by her parents Otto and Bertha Dodson, husband Clarence C. Hall, and a grandson Jason Ray Hall. She is survived by her sons: Clifford Hall and wife Debra of Silver City, Larry Hall and wife Helen of Corsicana and Danny Hall and wife Sharron of Corsicana. Grandchildren: Jessica Reed and husband Scott of Silver City, Tony Hall and wife Shannon of Tomball, Chad Hall and wife Dusky of Huntsville, Lance Hall and wife Heather of Ennis, Brent Howard and Blake Howard. She is also survived by fourteen great grandchildren.

The family ask that memorials be made to Heritage Oaks West at 3300 West 2ND Avenue Corsicana, Texas 75110 to help with activities for the residents.

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Ralph Douglas Wright
Apr 13, 1945 - Mar 25, 2011

Ralph D. Wright, age 65 of Rowlett, TX, passed away March 25, 2011. He was born in Texas on April 13, 1945, to Ezel and Maudine Wright. A skilled welder by trade, Ralph was devoted to his family and enjoyed the times they spent together.

He is survived by his wife: Gloria Wright of Rowlett; sons: Tony Wright of Royse City, TX, Troy Finley of Garland, TX, Jade Joplin of Rockwall, TX, Chad Joplin of Garland, Jamie Joplin of Royse City, Jason and Jake Joplin of Rowlett; daughters: Donna Wright and Jenny Goodwin of Rowlett; sisters: Neva White of Lucas, TX, Betty Boldin of Corsicana, TX, and Judy Covington of Rowlett; 28 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

A graveside service will be held 11:00am Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Dresden Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

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Ralph D. Wright

Ralph was born on April 13, 1945 and passed away on Friday, March 25, 2011.

Ralph was a resident of Rowlett, Texas at the time of his passing.

He is survived by his wife Gloria.

A graveside service will be held 11:00am Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at Dresden Cemetery in Corsicana, TX. The family will receive friends at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Rowlett Chapel Monday from 6:00 to 8:00pm

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Sarah Viola (Baltzegar) Bounds
Nov 21, 1902 - Nov 27, 1933

POWELL WOMAN IS BURIED TUESDAY IN KERENS CEMETERY

Mrs. Sarah Viola Bounds, aged 31 years, wife of C. E. Bounds of Powell, life-long resident of the Powell community, died at the family home Monday night and the funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Powell Methodist church with burial in the Kerens Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. L. McCord, assisted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mary Jean and Carol Bounds, parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Baltzegar, all of Powell; a sisterMrs. P. H. Culbertson, Dallas; and three brothers, E. B. Baltzegar, Corsicana; C. S. Baltzegar. St. Petersburg, Fla., and Roy Baltzegar, Powell.

Pallbearers were H. H. Hanks, Tom Kenner, Lloyd Melton, Percy Christian, Clarence Pevehouse and H. M. Shelton.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, November 28, 1933
  • w/o Clinton Elmer “Clint” Bounds d/o Phillip Benjamin Baltzegar and Fannie Eugenia (Stallings) Blatzegar
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Clinton Elmer “Clint” Bounds
Oct 15, 1886 - Apr 7, 1977

Clint Bounds

Funeral for Clint E. Bounds, 90, who died Saturday in Corsicana, will be at 2 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Peyton Goodman, the Rev. Roy Davis, and the Rev. Leroy Reeves will officiate. Burial will be in Kerens Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Bounds of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Walter Smith of Hillsboro, Mrs. Bill Turner of Irving, and Mrs. John Pierce of Arlington; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Neal Crawford, Dillard E. Ellington, James F. Doolen, D. N. Poarch, Calvin Myers, and Hugh Fullerton.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, April 10, 1977
  • 1st wife Sarah Viola (Baltzegar) Bounds 2nd Ruby (unk) Bounds s/o Jesse Eugene Bounds and Mary Louise (Tyler) Bounds
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Walter Hugh Cunningham
Feb 15, 1891 - Jun 30, 1933

ACCIDENTAL SHOT FATAL TO DRESDEN FARMER ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Walter Cunningham, about 42 years, who died at his home in the Dresden community Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from gunshot wounds, said to have been accidentally inflicted, were held at Dresden Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Dresden cemetery. Cunningham died almost instantly. He was shot with a shotgun, it was reported here.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. A. J. Cunningham, Dresden; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Hardeman and Miss Kittie Cunningham, both of Dresden; and Mrs. Leon Carroll, Richland; and a brother, Monk Cunningham, Mart.

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Martha L. “Mattie” (Crossland) Burgess
Sep 20, 1856 - Feb 24, 1933

Pioneer Resident Dresden Community Dies in Ft. Worth

Word has been received her of the death of Mrs. Mattie Burgess age 76 years, in Fort Worth Thursday as a result of a fall some time ago in which a broken hip and other injuries were received.

Mrs. Burgess was a pioneer resident of Dresden and funeral services will be held at the Dresden cemetery Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made.

She is the widow of the late Charlie Burgess, local contractor.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, February 24, 1933
  • w/o Charles M. “Charlie” Burgess married Oct. 24, 1875 d/o Henry S. Crossland and Dorcus (Melton) Crossland
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

George Green Austin
Nov 10, 1856 - Feb 17, 1933

GEORGE G. AUSTIN, RESIDENT OF POWELL, DIED FRIDAY NIGHT

George Green Austin, aged 76 years, native Texan, and resident of Powell community for the past 33 years, died at his home in the Powell community Friday night at 11 o’clock. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Kerens Cemetery where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, Corsicana. The Kerens Masonic Lodge will have charge of the services at the grave and Masons will be pallbearers.

Mr. Austin was born at Fort Gates, near Gatesville, Texas during an attack upon the fort by Indians.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, J. W. Austin, San Francisco; W. B. and A. G. Austin, both of Powell; B. T. Austin, Corsicana; and Garland Austin, Beaumont; a daughter, Mrs. W. A. Hopkins, Sanger, Texas; several grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Jackson, Hamilton, and Mrs. Fran Densman, Brownwood.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Julia (unk) Cooper
Nov 15, 1901 - Jan 6, 1977

Mrs. Cooper

PORT ARTHUR—Services will be 5 p.m. Friday at the Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home in Port Arthur for former Navarro County resident Mrs. Julia M. Cooper, 75, of Port Arthur, who died Thursday in Port Arthur. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Eugene Wood officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jo Ann Stuckey of Port Arthur.

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William W. “Uncle Billy” Bartlett
Sep 20, 1866 - Jun 7, 1919

IN Memoriam.

Barry Texas, July 9, 1919.—In loving memory of William Bartlett, who was born in Georgia in 1866, moved to Alabama when a small child, from there to Texas in 1898 and died at Purdon June 7 on Saturday morning at 1:30 o’clock.

He was married when a young man to Miss Lavonia Anderson, who is left to mourn his death. He has four sisters and two brothers living. He had been in bad health for many years but for the last two or three months of his life he was helpless. A minister of the gospel asked him one day awhile before his death if he felt that he would be ready to go if the summons should come. His reply was, “Yes, I would be ready.” He was a member of the Baptist church and loved to sing the songs of Zion. Though afflicted he was always cheerful and pleasant and had a smile and kind word for everybody. His companion told the writer that he sang several songs just a few days before his death. Among them were “When the Roll is Called up Yonder; and “Will you Miss Me When I’m Gone.” He also, she said, clapped his hands and shouted a day or two before he died. She tried to cheer him up along through his illness, telling him he would get well, but he always told her he would not and said once he was going home. His wife was as faithful and did everything for him through his suffering as was possible for a human to do, getting for him everything he called for if it could be gotten. He was neatly laid away in Dresden Cemetery on Saturday evening, June 7th. Bro Tom Smith of Purdon conducted the funeral services. Dr. Bates treated him through his sickness and he and family were very kind to him and his wife and she wishes through the columns of the Light, to thank the Doctor and family and all other friends who were good and kind to her and “Uncle Billy.”

To his bereaved companion we would say, look to the Mighty God of Israel who never does wrong and who will strengthen and help her bear her burdens, for He has promises in His Word to help all who put their trust in Him. Written by a friend who knew “Uncle Billy.”

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 15, 1919
  • Obit has William Bartlett but is W. W. Dartlett on Dresden list and in Cemetery book; Karen verified that the marker has Bartlett in Oct 2013
  • h/o Lavonia (Anderson)Bartlett
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Joe Adams
Feb 15, 1887 - Aug 2, 1966

Thursday Rites For W. J. Adams

Funeral services for W. J. Adams, 79, retired farmer, who died in Memorial hospital Tuesday, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Clovis Allen, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ona Adams, Route 1, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Lynn Scruggs, Corsicana; two sons, B. H. Adams, Bells, Wis. and R. W. Adams, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Jeanette Taylor, Corsicana; three brothers, Bob Adams, Kingsville, and Ben Adams, Corsicana; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are John L. Woodland, Billy Woodland, Ray Alderman, Ralph Summer, Clovis Haden and Henry Slate.

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Willie Pass Rhynes
Jul 6, 1950 - Feb 26, 2013

Rhynes, Willie P. Of DeSoto, Texas, passed away on February 26, 2013. Willie was born in Emhouse, Texas on July 6th 1950 to Jeff Rhynes and Viola Thomas. Upon graduation from High School, he enlisted and proudly served his country in the US Army from 1969 to 1974. He served in the Vietnam War and was the recipient of numerous medals and honors. He was honorably discharged in 1974, achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. Willie began work for The Dallas Morning News as a Press Operator. Showing great leadership, he was shortly promoted becoming the first minority to serve in management as general foreman. He retired in 2011, giving 37 total years to the Dallas Morning News. Willie leaves behind to cherish his loving memory his wife Anicia, children Floyd Lynn, Marcus Darrell, Kimberlyn Lynett, Misty Michelle, Christopher Alexander, Shamica Jeanell, 9 grandchildren along with extended family and friends. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am March 8th, 2013 at Golden Gate Funeral Home 4155 S.R.L. Thornton Frwy Dallas, Tx. 75224. Visitation will be held at 8:30pm - 9:30pm March 7th, 2013 at Golden Gate Funeral Home. Burial will follow the funeral at Dallas-Fort Worth National Memorial Cemetery at 1:15pm. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Golden Gate Funeral Home.

 


Billie Faye (Deaver) Melaun
Jan 28, 1925 - Oct 27, 2012

MELAUN, BILLIE FAYE DEAVER age 87, was born on January 28, 1925 in Emhouse, Texas. She died peacefully on October 27, 2012 in Houston, Texas, knowing that she was loved by family and friends. The daughter of Mary and Willis Deavers, Billie was a native Dallasite. She grew up in Oak Cliff and lived there until 1967 when she moved to Richardson. In 2006, she and her husband moved to Houston. Billie graduated from Dallas Crozier Technical High School where she was an outstanding student and where she met her husband, Bill, in commercial art classes. She worked for the U.S. Bureau of the Census from 1978 to 1988 but for most of her married life, she was a homemaker. She was a lifelong Methodist with memberships at Wesley Methodist Church in Oak Cliff and First United Methodist Church of Richardson. Most important in Billie's life was her family. She was a loving, devoted, and supportive daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt. In her later years, Billie maintained a cheerful and positive outlook on life despite a myriad of health problems and the loss of beloved family members. She was outgoing, creative and loved by all who knew her. She made friends wherever she lived, especially at Grace Care Center of Cypress (Houston), her home for the last two and one half years of her life. Billie is preceded in death by her adoring husband, Bill; her two sons, Fred and Greg; and by her sister, Gwen Blair. She is survived by her daughter, Janet Scarcella and husband, John; daughter-in-law, Karen Melaun; grandchildren, Jason Scarcella and wife, Shannon; Jennifer Pavlovich and husband, Tim; Taylor Melaun; and Jessica Bartlett and husband, Ben. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Ethan, Grace, Evan, Aubrey, Grayson, Brooklyn and Will; nieces and nephews; cousins; and a host of friends. The family is grateful to Drs. Sameh Aziz and Gary Irwin, and the nurses, CNAs, staff and volunteers at Grace Care Center of Cypress and Houston Hospice for their compassionate care. Friends and family are invited to the Visitation on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Restland Funeral Home and to the Graveside Service on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 11:45 AM at Restland Memorial Park. The burial will be followed by a 12:30 PM memorial service at Restland's Wildwood Chapel celebrating Billie's life. Memorials in Billie Melaun's name may be made to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston, Texas 77030.

Eula (Colquitt) Williams
Oct 6, 1855 - Jun 23, 1931

Mrs. Eula Williams Buried

Mrs. Eula Colquitt Williams, 76, sister of former Gov. O. B. Colquitt, was buried Thursday in Corsicana, Dr. John W Bergin officiating at the services. She died Tuesday night in a Dallas hospital. She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery beside her brother the late W. F. Colquitt. Active pallbearers at the funeral were O. B. Colquitt, now a member of the United States Board of Mediation; L. K. Carraway, J. N. Garrity, John M. Colquitt, Pierce Colquitt, Dr. Millard L. Colquitt; George T Whytte, N. L. Benson and W. T Drummond

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  • Date: The Dallas Morning News - June 26, 1931

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SISTER CORSICANA MAN DIED IN DALLAS; BURIAL TO BE HERE

MRS. EULA COLQUITT WILLIAMS WAS PROMINENT IN U. D. C. RANKS

Mrs. Eula Colquitt Williams, 75, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Dallas Tuesday night according to a telegram received by Pierce Colquitt, brother, here.

Mrs. Williams was born in Georgia, coming to Texas with the family in the late ‘70’s and settling at Daingerfield, Texas.

She was a member of the Daughters of the Confederacy and took an active interest in that organization for years, going to the Confederate reunions every year, and lending aid and assistance to the “Boys in Gray” at any time.

She was elected to represent the Dallas camp this year, but when notified of the election to go said she would have to forego that pleasure this time and was taken sick shortly before the time for the representatives to leave for the encampment. She has been representing the Dallas camp for many years.

Mrs. Williams is a sister of Former Gov. Oscar B. Colquitt, now member of the Federal Board of Mediation, appointed by President Hoover; David T. Colquitt, Dallas, John M. Colquitt, Dallas, and Pierce Colquitt, Corsicana.

Mrs. Williams will be buried in Corsicana at
Oakwood cemetery beside her brother, the late W. F. Colquitt.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10:30 in the parlors of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. John W. Bergin will conduct the services.

Active pallbearers will be L. K. Carraway, J. N. Garitty, O. B. Colquitt, John M. Colquitt, Pierce Colquitt, Dr. Millard L. Colquitt, George W. Whytte, N. L. Benson and W. T. Drummond.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR MRS. WILLIAMS

Funeral services for Mrs. Eula Colquitt Williams, aged 75, who died in a Dallas hospital Tuesday night were held Thursday morning at 10:30 in the parlors of the Corley – McMahon Funeral Home with Dr. John W. Bergin conducting the rites.

The deceased is survived by four brothers; Former Gov. O. B. Colquitt, Washington, D. C.; David F. Colquitt, and John M. Colquitt of Dallas; and Pierce Colquitt of Corsicana; and other relatives.

Interment was in
Oakwood cemetery beside her brother, the late W. F. Colquitt.

Active pallbearers were L. K. Carraway, J. N. Garitty, O. B. Colquitt, John M. Colquitt, Pierce Colquitt, Dr. Millard L. Colquitt, George T. Whytte, N. L. Benson and W. T. Drummond.

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INFANT Williams
abt. 1923 - May 2, 1924

SIX MONTHS OLD BABY KILLED AND MOTHER SEVERLY INJURED WHEN STRUCK BY AUTO KERENS

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Texas, May 2.—The six-months-old baby of Mrs. H. R. Williams was instantly killed and the mother severly injured when an automobile driven by a woman struck them at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning.

The accident occurred as Mrs. Williams was walking west from Kerens carrying the baby. It is thought she became confused and stepped in front of the moving automobile. Mrs. Williams’ right leg was broken and she is thought to have suffered internal injuries. Following first-aid treatment in Kerens she was rushed to a hospital in Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements for the little child have not been completed, but burial will be Saturday afternoon.

The woman driving the car is reported to be suffering from a nervous collapse on account of the accident.

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Beatrice (Pike) Blackmon-Langford
Jan 18, 1873 - Jul 12, 1933

Kerens Woman Died In Local Hospital

Mrs. C. M. Lankford, aged 60 years, of the Kerens community, died in the P. and S. hospital Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the body was taken to Kerens were burial arrangements were made.

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Ben Molof
abt 1861 - Aug. 11, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR BEN MOLOF

Funeral services for Ben Molof, 72, who died in the P. and S. hospital Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, were held from the family residence, 211 North Eighteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi M. J. Leibson.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cohen, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. Gerahenzan, Chicago and two sons, Henry Molof, Dallas, and Morris Molof, St. Louis.

Pallbearers were H. Rothkopf, J. Goldman, J. Levine, Sydney Marks, Aaron Goldberg, Harry Jacobs.

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

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AGED CORSICANAN DIED FRIDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Ben Molof, age 72 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family residence, 211 North Eighteenth street, Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the
Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi M. J. Leison.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Cohen, Corsicana, and Mrs. A. Gershenzan, Chicago; and two sons, Henry Molof, Dallas and Morris Molof, St. Louis.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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John Heere
abt. 1866 Holland - May 10, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR JOHN HEERE

Funeral services for John Heere, age 67 years, who died Wednesday afternoon in the P. and S. Hospital following a long illness, were held from the Catholic church Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery and the services were conducted by the Rt. Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo, pastor of the Catholic Church.

Mr. Heere ran a fruit stand on East Fourth avenue and lived nearby. No surviving relatives are known here.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Claro Hernandez
abt 1879 - Jul 5, 1933

Claro Hernandez Be Buried Thursday In Catholic Cemetery

Claro Hernandez, aged 54 years, died at his home, 308 East Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock after a brief illness and the funeral will be held from the family home some time Thursday afternoon with burial in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Walter Newell Crawford
Feb 16, 1933 - Jul 12, 1933

Baby Died Early Wednesday Morning At Corbet Home

Walter Newel Crawford, aged five months, son of Mrs., W. R. Crawford, died at the family home at Corbet Wednesday morning and the funeral was held at Silver City Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock where interment was made.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge.

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James Buckner “Jim” Reed
Jan 29, 1862 - Jan 28, 1933

STREETMAN MAN IS BURIED SATURDAY PURDON CEMETERY

J. B. Reed, aged 71 years, died in Streetman Saturday morning at 2 o’clock and the funeral was held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 1 o’clock with Rev. J. L. Shaddix officiating.

Interment was made in the Purdon cemetery with the I. O. O. F. Lodge in charge.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. G Middleton and Mrs. Robinson, Dallas; and two sons, Norman Reed, Streetman, and John Reed, Athens.

The funeral was directed by the Webb and Cole Funeral Home of Streetman and the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 28, 1933
  • Younger Cemetery, Silver City, Navarro Co., TX
  • 1st wife Sarah Jane Elizabeth (Norman) Reed 2nd wife Julia (unk) Reed s/o Thomas Newton “Tommy” Reed and Parintha (Dalton) Reed (twin to Thomas Bartow Reed) (death cert. says buried Purdon, Texas)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Elmer "Jim/Jimmie" Graham, Sr.
Jun 26, 1882 - Dec 26, 1935

J. E. GRAHAM DIED WEDNESDAY; BURIAL HELD ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for J. E. Graham, aged 53 years, carpenter, 2004 West Thirteenth avenue, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are his wife, five children, Truman, Ruby, Loraine, Maggie Pearl, and James Calvin Graham, all of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. J. M. Dunlap, Paris; Mrs. D. Locke, Parris; Mrs. Ella Vann, Tennessee; Mrs. Myrtle Boatwright, Deport, and Mrs. Nina Rhoads, Roxton, and three brothers, Ed Graham, Colorado; Curt Graham, and Roe Graham, both of Roxton.

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Wilda Sue (French) Winningham
Apr 19, 1934 - Feb 14, 2011

Sue French Winningham, 76 of Waxahachie, Texas, passed away Monday, February 14, 2011 in Waxahachie. She was born to the late Samuel V. and Luella Watts French on April 19, 1934 in Milford, Texas.

Sue worked for Southwestern Bell for 10 years. She and Jack owned and operated Winningham Iron and Metal where Sue worked as the office manager. She loved to water ski and go camping. Sue loved being with her family at Lake Palestine in East Texas and loved spending time with her girls and grandkids. She will be greatly missed and never forgotten.

She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Jack R. Winningham of Waxahachie; her daughters, Susan L. Jordan and her husband, David of Waxahachie, Carla Winningham Voorheis of Waxahachie; her sisters, Nell Hart and her husband, Malcolm of Waco, Rose Killebrew of Lubbock; her brother, Darrell French and his wife, Bonita of Duncanville; her sister-in-laws, Pat French Hetzel of Tyler, Irene Winningham of Waxahachie, Sue Davis of Dallas; her brother in laws, H. L. "Sonny" Southard of Avalon, James Winningham and his wife, Arlene of Waxahachie; 8 grandchildren, Jennifer Hinton, Megan Whitford, Raynie Hancock, Heath Owens, Kalie Owens, Justice Voorheis, Tori Voorheis, and Anna Mae Voorheis; and one great grandson, Zander Hinton and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Jackie Winningham Owens; her sisters, Berta White, Joy Southard; and her 2 brothers, James Lee and Darwood French.

Services to celebrate her life are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 17, 2011 at the Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home with Rev. Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Burial Park.

Source: Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie, Texas


Zelma (Garner) Turner
Jun 9, 1890 - Nov 19, 1965

One Dead, 3 Hurt, Highway 31 Crash

One woman was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital and three others are in serious condition following an automobile accident about 1:40 p.m. Friday a short distance east of the Corsicana Grader and Machine Company on Highway 31 in west Corsicana.

Mrs. Zelma Garner Turner, 75, of Dawson was pronounced dead on arrival in a Griffin ambulance.

Janie Sheppard, Dawson, and Dosser Farrow, both Dawson negroes, were brought in by Griffin ambulance, and Jack Sheppard, Dawson negro, was brought to the hospital in a Corley ambulance.

Details of the crash, including the number of vehicles, involved were not available at press hour.

City police and Deputy Sheriff Pitts immediately instituted an investigation.

W. H. Tipton, justice of the peace, conducted a coroner’s investigation immediately following the accident, but said he would not return a verdict until he had talked with investigating officers relative to incidents leading up to the mishap and other details that he did not have immediately.

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3 Fatalities In 24 Hours

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Griffin of Corsicana conducted the service.

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Ira Newport Steen
Dec 3, 1875 - Mar 11, 1966

Ira N. Steen Dies Friday, Rites Saturday

Ira N. Steen, 90, native of Winnsboro, La., but Navarro county resident since one year of age, died Friday afternoon at the Hilliard-Bryan Rest Home, 308 West Seventh avenue. He was a member of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church and had been a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, 65, years.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, E. I. Steen, Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. John Farish and Mrs. George Robinson, both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Reba Smotherman, Fort Worth; five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arice Lockhart, C. W. Lockhart, Troy Pierce, Kirvin Pierce, Raymond Pierce, John Tramel, Tom Houston and Elland Thompson.

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Wayne Milton Priddy
Jan 7, 1942 - Sept 19, 2013

Wayne Milton Priddy, 71, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 doing what he loved — traveling by motorcycle with friends in Colorado.

Wayne, the son of Prentice and Inez Bailey Priddy, was born Jan. 7, 1942 in Dawson. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church of Hurst, where he was a member of the Questers Sunday School Class and where he taught Sunday school. He was also a member of the Euless Police and Fire Alumni Association. Wayne was involved in coaching and umpiring his two sons’ youth sports in Euless.

After 19 years of service, he retired from Bell Helicopter. Wayne enjoyed staying active, traveling, motorcycling, hunting, fishing and attending his grandchildren’s ball games.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Jim Priddy and David Priddy.

He is survived by his wife, Betty; sons, Steven Priddy and wife Jenny, Michael Priddy and wife, Marianne; grandchildren, Anne Marie, Savannah Kathleen, John Michael, Matthew Boyd, Mitchell Grant and Michelle Anne Priddy; brothers Dennis Priddy, William Priddy, Terry Priddy; sister, Kay Gatlin; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Lucas Funeral Home in Hurst.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Hurst. A private interment in Calloway Cemetery will precede the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wayne’s favorite charity, the Methodist Boys Home in Waco, Texas

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Nathaniel Lafayette Adkins
Feb 3, 1906 - Feb 23, 1959

N. L. Adkins Is Heart Victim

N. L. Adkins, 53, life-long Purdon resident, was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Sunday after a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at Purdon, of which he was a member, Tuesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Rev. Chester Reames, pastor, will conduct the rites.

Adkins was a member of the Dawson Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; two sons, Carl Adkins, Dallas, and Homer Adkins, Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. F. N. Pierce, Arlington; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Tuesday Rites For N. L. Adkins

Funeral services for N. L. Adkins, 54, life-long Purdon resident, who was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Sunday after a heart attack, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church at Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Chester Reames, pastor. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Adkins was a Baptist and Mason.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; two sons, Carl Adkins, Dallas, and Homer Adkins, Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. F. N. Pierce, Arlington; six grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Boldin, Haddix Boldin, Clarence Thomas, C. E. Thomas, Jr.; Autry French, Clarence Putman, Marshall Farmer, George Darden and Dick Howard.

Corley directed.

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Loyd Lyon Alexander
Aug 29, 1927 - Jun 27, 1972

L. Alexander

Funeral services are scheduled to be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Chapel for Loyd Alexander, 44, of Purdon who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Jon Moore, Purdon Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be in Dresden cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, had lived most of his life in Navarro County, and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was employed by the Brown & Root Construction Company.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Alexander of Purdon; a brother, O. C. Alexander, Jr. of Garland; five sisters, Mrs. Dewitt Wallace of Houston, Mrs. Terrell Sanders of Houston, Mrs. E. W. Green of Salus, Arkansas; Mrs. Neva Thomas of Borger, Tex. and Mrs. C. M. Pannell of Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be nephews.

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William M. Anderson
Jul 27, 1889 - May 17, 1940

W. M. ANDERSON DIED AT PURDON; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

W. M. Anderson, aged 50 years, died at his home in Purdon community Friday night at 10:50 o’clock following an extended illness.

Funeral services are to be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ada B. Anderson, Purdon, and a number of other relatives.

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Eva Gertrude (Petty) Ashford
1901 - May 10, 1977

Mrs. Ashford

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Eva Gertrude Ashford, 75, resident of Rio Vista, and formerly of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Cleburne. Burial will be at Dresden cemetery.

She was a native of Milam County.

Survivors include her husband, R. M. Ashford of Rio Vista; four sons, W. R. Ashford of Rio Vista, Jimmy Ashford of Houston, Earl Ashford of Spring, and O. C. Ashford of the United States Navy; five daughters, Mrs. Maudie Getts of Joshua, Mrs. Lavern Johnson of Houston, Mrs. Gerldine Evans of San Diego, Calif., Mrs. Betty Wilson of Amarillo, Mrs. Mollie Myers of Dallas, 34 grandchildren, and 40 great-grandchildren.

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James William Campbell
Jul 25, 1867 – Mar 3, 1934

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED AT DRESDEN SUNDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, March 9.—J. W. Campbell, aged 66, native of Navarro county and resident of Dresden community practically all of his life, died at his home in the Cryer Creek community Saturday and the funeral was held Sunday afternoon with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

He formerly operated a store at Dresden.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Harry, Robert and Collins Campbell; two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Brown, Ralls, and Mrs. Ruth Hunter, Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Lula Richardson and Mrs. J. N. McNabb, Dallas; and a number of other relatives.

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John Thomas "Break Belt" Belt
Mar 3, 1856 - Mar 10, 1934

JOHN THOMAS BELT DIED AT PURDON AND BURIED AT DRESDEN

PURDON, March 16.—John Thomas Belt, better known as “Break Belt” died March 10, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. M. Farmer. Mr. Belt was an old-time resident of this community.

He moved away a few years ago and until recently has lived at Happy, Texas.

Mr. Belt is survived by eight children, Mrs. W. L. Ford of Hale Center, Mrs. W. L. Frost, Happy; J. E. Belt, Lawton, Okla.; Mrs. C. M. Farmer, Purdon; Charley Belt, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. John Sedlacek, Miss Johnnie Belt and Mrs. Nora Smiley of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tom Smith of Hillsboro. Interment was at Dresden cemetery.

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Olive "Ollie" (Stuckey) Griffin-Seago
Dec 16, 1870 - Apr 7, 1933

MRS. OLIVE SEAGO DIED HERE SATURDAY BURIED AT DRESDEN

Funeral services for Mrs. Olive Seago, aged 63 years, resident of Navarro county for more than 20 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie Borden, 315 East Tenth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock were held at Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Borden, Corsicana; Mrs. Bettie Harris, Galveston, and Mrs. Eunice Jayroe, Purdon; two sons, Houston Griffin, Roane; and Walter Seago, Corsicana; two brothers, E. L. Stuckey, San Antonio and Q. Q. Dickson, Purdon and other relatives.

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

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Harold Jean Parker
Apr 9, 1934 - Dec 10, 1934

Little Child Was Buried in Dresden Cemetery Monday

Funeral services for Harold Jean, eight months old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Parker, who died at the family home, 1014 South Fifteenth street, Monday morning, were held from the home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon of Dawson. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, a grandfather, W. A. Parker, a sister, Elizabeth Maxine, and a grandmother, Mrs. W. E. Crow.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Max Louis Levine
Aug. 31, 1880 - Jan. 17, 1935

M. L. LEVINE DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF SEVERAL MONTHS

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY FOR WELL KNOWN BUSINESS MAN

M. L. Levine, 54, native of Poland, retired picture show operator and oil man, died at his home, 618 North Twenty-fifth street, Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock, after being in ill health for several months.

The funeral rites are scheduled to be held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Hebrew cemetery with Dr. Wolfe Macht, Waco rabbi, in charge of the services.

Mr. Levine had operated and owned theatres in Corsicana for many years prior to his retirement several years ago. He was well known in Corsicana business and other circles. A native of Poland, he came to America early in life, residing in Cincinnati, Ohio, and at Waco prior to moving to Corsicana in 1910.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Leon Daniels, Corsicana; and a number of other relatives.

Terry McCary, manager of the local theatres, announced all local theatres will be closed Thursday afternoon during the funeral hour.

Pallbearers will be I. N. Cerf, T. W. Lovett, Harry Kaufman, Sydney Marks, Terry McCary, Sol Gottlieb, Gabe Goldberg and Sam D. Brooks.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY RETIRED LOCAL CAPITALIST

M. L. LEVINE, FORMER PICTURE SHOW OWNER AND OIL MAN, IS BURIED

Funeral rites for M. L. Levine, aged 54 years, retired motion picture show owner and oil man, who died Wednesday morning at 4 o’clock after a several month’s illness, were held from the family home, 618 North Twenty-fifth street Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Wolfe Macht, well-known rabbi of Waco.

A native of Poland, Mr. Levine came to America early in life and resided in Cincinnati and Waco prior to moving to Corsicana in 1910. He operated several motion picture theatres here prior to his retirement several years ago.

He was an active member in the Knights of Pythias Lodge.

Local theatres were closed during the funeral hour Thursday afternoon.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Tina Goodman Levine, a daughter, Mrs. Louis Daniels, Corsicana; One brother, Mose Adams, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Mrs. Bess Resnick, Watertown, Wis., and Mrs. Denie Friedman, Itta Bena, Miss.; two brothers-in-law, Dr. Aubrey L. Goodman, Waco, and Harold L. Goodman, Indianapolis, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Josephine Newman, Waco; and mother-in-law, Mrs. B. M. Goodman, Waco.

Pallbearers were I. N. Cerf, T. W. Lovett, Harry Kaufman, Sydney Marks, Terry McCary, Sol Gottlieb, Gabe Goldberg and Sam D. Brooks.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the rites.

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Lita Ella (Patterson) Garitty
Oct 20, 1857 - Nov 18, 1935
 
FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR MRS. GARITTY

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY ABOUT NOON MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. N. J. Garitty, 78, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana for 58 years, who died at her home, 628 West Fourth avenue, Monday afternoon at 12:15 o’clock after a brief illness, will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Catholic cemetery. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish will conduct the rites.

Mrs. Garitty was born at Richland, Oct. 20, 1857, the daughter of the late Tom Patterson and Ellen McCulloch Patterson, and was educated in Nazareth Academy, Bardstown, Ky., graduating in 1876. She was married to N. J. Garitty in 1877. She was preceded in death by her husband, Feb. 17, 1901.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Michael S. Hunt, Waco; Mrs. Leo Loney, Sherman, and Miss Marguerite Garitty, Corsicana; three sons, J. N. Garitty and John P. Garitty, both of Corsicana and Ben J. Garitty, Dallas; a brother, Dave Patterson, Richland, and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.
 
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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. N. J. GARITTY WEDNESDAY MORNING

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY MONDAY FOLLOWING SHORT ILLNESS

Funeral rites for Mrs. N. J. Garitty, 78, native of Navarro county and resident of Corsicana for 58 years, who died after a brief illness early Monday afternoon, were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The services were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Mrs. Garitty was a native of Richland. She was married to the late N. J. Garitty in 1877, the year following her graduation from the Nazareth Academy at Bardstown, Ky., and had resided in Corsicana since that time. Mr. Garitty died Feb. 17, 1901. She was the daughter of the late Tom Patterson and Ellen McCulloch Patterson of Richland.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Michael S. Hunt, Waco; Mrs. Leo Loney, Sherman, and Miss Marguerite Garitty, Corsicana; three sons, J. N. Garitty and John P. Garitty, both of Corsicana, and Ben J. Garitty, Dallas; a brother, Dave Patterson, Richland, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were T. J. Hickey, C. C. Cunningham, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, Sydney Marks, James Wallace, W. P. McCammon, W. H. Fendley and Dr. C. F. Miller.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

The services were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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