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Pablo Fernandez
abt 1902 - Jul 18, 1934

Heat Victim Will Be Buried Catholic Cemetery Wednesday

Funeral services for Pablo Fernandez, 32, employee of the Southern Pacific Lines, who died with heat prostration at Richland Thursday, will be held at the Catholic cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Monsignor V. Graffeo will have charge of the funeral services.

Surviving are a brother and sister in Mexico.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Richard James Seton
abt 1852 - Feb 12, 1934

R. J. SETON DIED MONDAY; BURIAL IN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Funeral services for R. J. Seton, aged 81 years, who died at his home on the Blooming Grove road west of Corsicana, Monday morning at 11 o’clock, were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery, with Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish in charge.

Surviving are two sons, Earl and Will Seton, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Stephens, Houston; Mrs. Guy Hodge, McAllen, and Mrs. H. L. Brian, Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Philibert, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were J. N. Garitty, T. J. Brennan, Hope Powell, Henry Call, Tom Hickey, Harry Pollock.

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

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AGED CORSICANA MAN DIED MONDAY; BURIAL TUESDAY

R. J. Seton, aged 81 years, died at his home on West Second avenue, Monday morning at 11 o’clock and the funeral rites will be conducted Tuesday morning from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the
Catholic cemetery. The funeral will be directed by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are two sons, Earl and Will Seton, both of Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Stephens, Houston; Mrs. Guy Hodge, McAllen and Mrs. H. L. Brian, Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Phillbert, Corsicana.

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

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Sebastian S. Pinales
abt 1859 - Sep 23, 1934

Aged Mexican Died Sunday Afternoon

S. S. Pinales, 75-year-old Mexican, who lived on East Third avenue, died at 6 o’clock Sunday afternoon, and the funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Juanita Hernandez
May 9, 1935 - Aug 24, 1935

Child Was Buried Sunday Afternoon Catholic Cemetery

Funeral rites for Juanita Hernandez, 3-months-old daughter of T. Hernandez, who died at the family residence, 403 East Eleventh avenue Saturday morning at 6:30 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are the father, three brothers and six sisters.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Annie (Scottino) DeMarco
Mar 21, 1875 - May 4, 1935

MRS. ANNIE DEMARCO DIED SATURDAY; BURIED ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Annie Demarco, aged 60 years, died at her home, 407 North Fifth street, Saturday morning at 9:45 o’clock and the funeral will be held from the family home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mrs. Demarco had resided in Corsicana for the past six years and prior to that time lived in Hillsboro.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe Territo and Mrs. Louis Winkler, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Tony Gaudalno, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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BURIAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. DEMARCO

Miss Annie Demarco, aged 60 years, died Saturday morning at 9:45 o’clock and the funeral was held from the Catholic church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the
Catholic cemetery. Rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Prior to moving to Corsicana six years ago, Mrs. Demarco resided in Hillsboro.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Joe Territo and Mrs. Lewis Winkler, both of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Tony Guadaino, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Steve Chirafini, Tom Scottino, Joe Palmer, Sr., Joe Guadagodo, Steve Palmeri, and Paul Borsillino.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Cecile (Lehman) Marks
Mar 5, 1891 - Sep 2, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MARKS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Cecile Marks, 45, wife of Harry E. Marks, who died at the family home in Port Arthur, Sunday night, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. David Lefkowitz of Dallas.

Mrs. Marks was a native of Corsicana and graduated from high school in 1904. Her husband is a brother of Sydney and Mendal Marks of this city.

Surviving are her husband, a brother, Julius Lehman, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. Manfred Levy, Port Arthur, and Mrs. Max Cohn, Mineral Wells.

Pallbearers were Harry Kaufman, Albert Daniels, Arthur Levi, I. N. Cerf, Ben Goldsmith, Sol Gottlieb, Morris Dreeben and Mose Miller.

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MRS. CECILE MARKS DIED PORT ARTHUR; BURIAL TO BE HERE

WAS GRADUATE CORSICANA HIGH SCHOOL AND NATIVE OF THIS CITY

Mrs. Cecile Marks, aged 45 years, wife of Harry E. Marks, died at the family home in Port Arthur Sunday night and the funeral will be held in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel. Rabbi David Lefkowitz of Dallas will conduct the services and burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Marks is survived by a brother, Julius Lehman, Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs. Manfred Levy, Port Arthur, and Mrs. Max Cohn, Mineral Wells.

Mrs. Marks was a native of Corsicana, and was a graduate of the class of 1904 Corsicana High School. She spent her girlhood in this city, where she has many close friends. She is a member of the pioneer families of this city.

Her husband is a brother of Sydney and Mendal Marks of this city.

Pallbearers will be Harry Kaufman, Albert Daniels, Arthur Levi, I. N. Cerf, Ben Goldsmith, Sol Gottlieb, Morris Dreeben and Mose Miller.

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Harry E. Marks
Apr 3, 1884 - Feb 1, 1845

HARRY MARKS DIED IN TEMPLE HOSPITAL; BURIAL HERE SUNDAY

Harry Marks, 60, died Thursday night in Scott and White hospital at Temple following a brief illness. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Dr. David Lefkowitz, Dallas, conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

At the time of his death he was manager of the Neuman department store at Belton. He was a native of Corsicana, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. Marks, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

Surviving are four brothers, Sydney Marks, Corsicana; Mendell Marks, Corsicana; Abe Marks, Sherman; A. E. Marks, Sherman; two sisters, Miss Esther Marks, Corsicana; Mrs. Joseph Epstein, Cleveland, Ohio, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ben Goldsmith, Wallie Levy, Gabe Goldberg, Albert Daniels, Sam Brooks, Ben Levy and Ben Neuman, Belton.

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Out-of-Town Friends And Relatives Attend Harry Marks Funeral

Out of town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of the late Harry Marks on Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. Abe Marks of Sherman, Mrs. Max Cohn of Port Arthur, Eli Marks of Houston, Mrs. Sam Marks, Mr. and Mrs. I Freid, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Gorin and daughter, Mrs. Ray Cohen, Misses Hannah and Lillian Efron, Lep Efron and Miss Belle Rosenthal of Waco.

Mr. and Mrs. Abe Gilbert, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Tetter, Raymond Cohn of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Ben Neuman of Georgetown; Mr. and Mrs. Milton Levy, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Mintz and Harry Rosenthal of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Altman of Mexia, Mesdames Jack Cox, Robert Taylor, W. T. Reynolds, Frank Tucker, Frank Fielding, G. A. Geistenberg, Nola Tapeland and Miss Catherine Williams of Belton.

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Abraham Wolens
B&D Jul. 21, 1935

Infant Was Buried Sunday Afternoon Hebrew Cemetery

Funeral rites for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Max Wolens were held at the Hebrew cemetery Sunday afternoon at 6 o’clock where interment was made. the services were conducted by Rabbi M. J. Leibson.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, grandparents and other relatives.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral home had charge of the services.

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Max Cohn
Jul 20, 1864 - Mar 5, 1935

MINERAL WELLS MAN BE BURIED HEBREW CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Max Cohn, resident of Mineral Wells, who died Tuesday night at Port Arthur, will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi David Lefkowitz, Dallas. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Melanye Lehman Cohn, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Harry Kaufman, Albert Daniels, Arthur Levi, Ben Goldsmith, Morris Dreeben, Gabe Goldberg, Mindell Marks and Sol Gottlieb.

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Max Cohn
Jul 20, 1864 - Mar 5, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MAX COHN HELD HERE ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Max Chon, aged 70 years, of Mineral Wells, who died Tuesday night in Port Arthur, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. David Lefkowitz, well-known Dallas rabbi.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Melanye Lehman Cohn, Mineral Wells, and a son, Raymond Cohn, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Harry Kaufman, Albert Daniels, Arthur Levi, Ben Goldsmith, Sol Gottlieb, Morris Dreeben, Gabe Goldbergh, George B. Brooks, M. L. Swartsberg, and Mendel Marks.

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Melanie (Lehman) Cohn
Sep 5, 1877 - Dec 31, 1961

Mrs. Cohn Of Fort Worth Dies

Mrs. Melanie Cohn, widow of the late Max Cohn, formerly of Corsicana, died in Fort Worth Sunday morning.

Graveside services will be held at the Hebrew cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Surviving are a son, Raymond Cohn; a grandson, Max D. Cohn, and a sister, Mrs. Celyne Levy, all of Fort Worth.

McCammon will direct local arrangements.

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Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Cohn

Graveside rites for Mrs. Melanye Cohn were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Hebrew cemetery with Rabbi Robert J. Schur, of Ft. Worth, officiating.

A former resident here, Mrs. Cohn died in Fort Worth Sunday.

Survivors include one son, Raymond Cohn, one grandson, Max D. Cohn, and one sister, Mrs. Celyne Levy, all of Fort Worth.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Celyne (Lehman) Levy
Feb 9, 1879 - Feb 25, 1970

Mrs. Levy Rites Slated Friday

Graveside rites will be held Friday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. Celyne Lehman Levy, 91, a native of St. Francisville, La. and longtime resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday in Fort Worth. Corley will have charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Levy was a buyer for Burton-Peel, predecessor to J. M. Dyer Co. for several years, and after leaving Corsicana made her home in Port Arthur and then in Fort Worth.

She is survived by a niece, Mrs. Raymond Cohn of Fort Worth, and a grand-nephew, Mack Cohn of Houston.

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Levy Services

Graveside rites were held at 10 a.m. Friday for Mrs. Celyne Lehman Levy, 91, who died Wednesday in Fort Worth. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Levy was a native of St. Francisville, La. and longtime resident of Corsicana. She made her home in Fort Worth.

Survivors include a niece in Fort Worth and a grand-nephew of Houston.

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Manfred R. Levy
Feb 20, 1879 - Apr 21, 1951

Manfred Levy Of Port Arthur Dies

Manfred Levy died at his home in Port Arthur, according to information received her Friday.

Funeral services are planned from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving is his wife, the former Celyne Lehman, of Corsicana.

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Manfred Levy Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Manfred Levy, who died at his home in Port Arthur, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Rosenbaum of Fort Worth.

Surviving is his wife, the former Celyne Lehman of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Irvin Samuels, Gabe Goldberg, Wally Levy, Henry Levy, Alvin Marks and George Daniels.

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Sam Goldman
Jun 12, 1870 - Mar 3, 1935

SAM GOLDMAN DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Sam Goldman, aged 63 years died at his home, 632 West Fourth avenue, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock after an extended illness and the funeral was held from the residence Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Dr. David Lefkowitz, well known Dallas rabbi.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Albert Daniels, Corsicana; a son, Julius Goldman, Hubbard; a grandson, Eddie Daniels, Corsicana; and two brothers, Jake Goldman and Will Goldman, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Mendel Marks, Harry Kaufman, Harry Miller, Louis Wolens, Dave Levy, Jay Silverberg, Louis Goldberg and Albert Levi, Morris Dreeben.

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

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Flora (Levy) Goldman
Jul 20, 1860 - Dec 18, 1937

MRS. JAKE GOLDMAN PASSED AWAY LOCAL HOSPITAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Jake Goldman, resident of Navarro county 45 years, died at the Navarro clinic Saturday afternoon at 1:50 o’clock. She had been in ill health for some time.

The funeral will be held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbis Ellenborger and Harry Shapiro, both of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Alfred Goldman, Tyler, and Melvil Goldman, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Mintz, Dallas; four grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Jake Amsel, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GOLDMAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Jake Goldman, resident of Corsicana and Navarro county for 45 years, who died at the Navarro clinic Saturday afternoon at 1:50 o’clock, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hebrew cemetery. Mrs. Goldman had been in ill health for some time. The rites were conducted by Rabbis Ellenborgen and Harry Shaprio.

The services were conducted at the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Alfred Goldman, Tyler, and Melvil Goldman, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Isaac Mintz, Dallas; four grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. J. Amsel, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Levy, Aaron Levine, Mendel Marks, Albert Daniels, Raymond Goldman, Albert Levi, Sam Brooks and Morris Dreeben.

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Morris Bobkoff
Oct 25, 1884 - Feb 5, 1963

Morris Bobkoff Dies Tuesday

Morris Bobkoff, 82, grocer, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim, of which he was a member.

A native of Russia, he came to America as a young boy and operated a grocery store in Ennis from 1918 until moving to Corsicana in 1942. He was associated with his son in Burney’s Food Store here.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Burney Bobkoff, Corsicana, and Kenneth Bobkoff, Dallas; two daughters, Miss Grace Bobkoff and Mrs. Raymond Goldman, both of Corsicana; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Celia (Levy) Amsel
Jun 17, 1860 - Apr 30, 1953

Friday Services For Mrs. Amsel

Funeral services for Mrs. Celia L. Amsel, 92, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in a Dallas hospital Thursday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 1:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Levi Loan of Dallas and Rabbi Joseph Shapiro, Agudas Achim congregation, Corsicana.

The widow of the late Jake Amsel, she had resided here most of her life, although the couple made its home in Durant, Okla., for a number of years.

Mr. and Mrs. Amsel celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, at a party several years ago at the Baker Hotel in Dallas.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Louis Wolens, Albert Daniels, W. B. Levy, Raymond Goldman, Dean Milkes, Henry Levy, Louis Shwarts, Joe Mintz, Gabe Goldberg, M. B. Golden and L. H. Golden.

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Mollie (Goldman) Brustein
Dec 17, 1901 - May 5, 1971

Brustein

Funeral services for Mollie Brustein, 73, Corsicana who died Sunday night, will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Rabbi Ernest Josephs will officiate. Burial will be in the Hebrew Cemetery.

She is survived by her husband, Max Brustein; one son, Sylvan Brustein, Dallas; one daughter, Mrs. Gellene Lulky, Little Rock, Ark.; her mother, Mrs. Will Goldman, Houston; four grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Goldman, Corsicana, and Sal B. Goldman, El Cersito, Calif.; and one sister, Mrs. Milton Kay, Houston.

Pallbearers will be Dr. Bernard Rosen, Louis Wolens, Julius Jacobs, Morris Evans, Dean Milkes and Stan Sheinberg.

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Bettye Jo (Widener) Oldham
Jan 5, 1934 - Oct 6, 2013

Bettye Jo Widener Oldham, 79, of Murchison passed away on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler. She was born Jan. 5, 1934 in Corsicana to parents Johnson McKinley and Hester Gradie Widener.

She was a member of the Baptist church. She worked as a private caregiver for many years.

She was preceded in death by a son, Harry Dryman.

She is survived by her son, Joey Allen and wife Cynthia of Tyler; daughter, Robbie Vaughan and husband Ed of Murchison; daughter-in-law, Betty Grant Dryman of Tyler; granddaughters, Melody Neff and husband Brian of Fate, Emily Colbert and husband Devon of Rockwall, Destiny Seeton and husband Ross of Van, Taren Owens and husband Chris of Norman, Okla., Patricia Vaughan of Abilene, Lacey Dryman of Whitehouse, Kay Kay Banks of Tyler, and Talena Grant of Alabama; grandsons, Collin Hortman of Abilene, Chris Dryman and wife Heather of Whitehouse, and Douglas Grant and wife Gail of Noonday; 14 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at the Dawson Cemetery with Pastor Larry Robbins officiating.

Memorials contributions may be made to American cancer Society or to the Arthritis Foundation.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013
  • w/o Tommy Joe Allen, Harold Blaine Dryman, Arlan Oldham; d/o Johnson McKinley Widener & Hester Grady (York) Widener
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Rick Pope
Nov 4, 1956 - Oct 5, 2013

Rick Pope, long-time resident of Albuquerque, N.M. and formerly of Corsicana, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013. As family members sang hymns at his bedside, he peacefully passed away.

Rick was born Nov. 4, 1956 in Fort Worth to the late Kenneth L. Pope and Mrs. Floy Brazzel Dowd. Rick was a 1975 Corsicana High School graduate.
He married Cynthia Ponder of Corsicana and their home was where the United States Air Force assigned him.

Rick was stationed in Texas, Alaska, Florida and Europe. The family especially enjoyed the nearly 10 years they lived in Italy and Germany and travling throughout Europe. Rick retired from the U.S.A.F. in 1996 and they relocated from Europe to Albuquerque.

His college education and training was as a safety professional. When his 37-year career ended due to illness, he worked for the department of energy at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque. Rick truly enjoyed working. He greatly appreciated that the Lord blessed him with the ability to be actively employed during so much of his illness. At the age of 45, Rick was diagnosed with a very rare cancer. He bravely fought the disease for more than 11 years.

Rick’s determination, bravery and trust in God inspired his many friends. His rare abdominal cancer caused great pain and suffering. He acknowledged and appreciated God’s comfort in all he faced.

Rick was a long-time, faithful member of Gospel Light Baptist Church. He was the head deacon and had previously served as a Sunday School teacher and Sunday morning church bus driver. He loved the church, his pastor and fellow church members.

He greatly loved his entire family. He was extremely thankful for his three sons. They were his greatest joy. He was so grateful for each son’s family. He loved his very special daughters-in-law and six precious grandchildren. He was a blessed man.

Rick’s greatest love was for God. In facing death and eternity, Rick had perfect peace. He had the absolute assurance that, because he had placed his faith in Jesus Christ, he would spent eternity in Heaven.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at First Baptist Church, Corsicana. Interment will be in the DFW National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Rick’s choice:

Gospel Light Baptist Church
Building Fund
1500 Southern Blvd. SE
Rio Rancho, NM 87124

Arrangments by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James "Jill" Earl Bonner Sr.
abt 1946 - Oct 2, 2013

James “Jill” Earl Bonner Sr., 67, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at his residence. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Harmony Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor October Thomas as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Pleasant Hall Cemetery in Winkler. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mildred (Wright) Riggs
Apr 4, 1929 - Sept 24, 2013

Mildred Riggs, 84, a resident of Grapevine for 22 years, formerly of Corsicana and Euless, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center at Irving.

Born April 4, 1929 in Haslet, she was the daughter of John and Bertie Smith Wright. After 30 years of employment, Mildred retired from International Harvester, Inc. She and her husband were the former owners of Raudin McCormick, Inc., and members of First Baptist Church in Euless.

Gran, as Mildred was referred to by her grandchildren, was a beautiful, gracious, classy, intelligent lady, who had a quick sense of humor. She was a friend to all.

Preceded in death by her husband, Grady Riggs; brothers, James “Bud”
Wright and C.B. Wright; sisters, Dorothy Shehee, Evelyn Wright and Patsy Brennan, survivors include her daughter, Judith Riggs Tompkins of Irving; son, Gary Riggs and wife Evelyn of Corsicana; grandchildren, Wade Tompkins and wife Kris, Jim Riggs, Elizabeth Tompkins, and Margot Tompkins; great-grandchildren, Cira Tompkins, Ivory Tompkins and Kirstin Riggs; brothers, Forrest Wright and wife Mavy, John Wright; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 at Donnelly’s Colonial Funeral Home, 606 West Airport Freeway, Irving Texas 75062.

Service is 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in the funeral home chapel with Dr. Glenn O. Hilburn officiating. Graveside service will be 3:30 p.m., Saturday at Kaufman Cemetery in Kaufman. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Juan Antonio Cerda
Jan 10, 1984 - Oct 5, 2013

Juan Antonio Cerda, age 29, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, Oct.
5, 2013 in Waco. He was born Jan. 10, 1984 in Corsicana to Nora and Victorio Cerda.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; Antonio Cerda, Ofelia Torres, Lazaro Ortega and Virginia Ortega.

Juan is survived by his wife of almost two years, Contessa Marie Cantu Cerda; parents, Victorio and Nora Cerda of Ennis; his brother Victor Cerda and wife, Crystal of Ennis, and his sister, Pearl Hernandez and husband, Juan of Belton. He is also survived by his grandfather, Cleto Ortega and wife, Angelita of Rio Hondo. Juan cherished his niece, Narissa Cerda, and nephews, Victor Cerda, Kinsler Peterson, Jonathan Cerda and Corbin Peterson. Juan is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

Juan received an associate’s degree from Remington College in Web Design. He worked as a driller at Trinity Materials for five and one-half years and worked as a grinder for Oil City Iron Works for a little over two years. He was a very hard worker and was a very dependable employee. He loved life to its fullest. He gave himself 100 percent to his family, his work and his hobbies. Juan loved to go “R.C.”
racing with his brother. He loved to fish and hunt with everyone. Family was very important to him; he loved “hanging out” with his family. He enjoyed cooking with his mom and working outdoors with his dad. Juan had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed “cutting up” with his father-in-law. Juan’s younger sister gave him the nickname of “Ninni.”
Most of all Juan cherished his wife, Tessa, and was with her all the time except when he had to work. You could have said that they were inseparable.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery in Retreat. Pallbearers will be Javier Garcia, Brian Mundie, Juan Jose Villegas, Noel Cantu, Joel Cantu and Brodie Cantu.

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Johnnie Gladeen (Collins) Pryor
Aug 28, 1922 - Oct 11, 2013

Johnnie Gladeen Pryor, 91, of Harker Heights, formerly of Kerens, passed away Thursday, Oct. 11, 2013, in a Harker Heights assisted living home.

Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Graveside services will follow at 4 p.m. at the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Pryor was born to Rube and Maddie Collins on Aug. 28, 1922 in Angus; Navarro county and lived there until graduating from Crossroads High School.

She married her childhood sweetheart, Roy Temple Pryor on June 10, 1946, spending time all over the world through the Air Force. She was active in the Air Force Officer’s Wives Club, volunteered with community and church activities and was a dedicated homemaker.

Johnnie Pryor was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years; her parents; her brothers, Floyd “Peewee” Collins and Eddie “Corky” Collins; and her only son-in-law, William G. Bost.

She is survived by her only child, Cathy Marie Bost and her two grandchildren, Andrew G. Bost of Louisville, Ken. and Amy A. Bost of Killeen.

Arrangements entrusted to Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home, of Killeen and Paschal Funeral Home of Kerens.

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Billy Don Collins
July 20, 1934 - Oct 7, 2013

Billy Don Collins, age 79, of Streetman, passed away on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at the East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. He was born July 20, 1934 in Corsicana to Nellie (Dixon) and Charles William Collins of Corsicana.

He lived in Corsicana until he was 19 years old. Don worked for Gulf-Chevron in Houston as a Superintendent of Data Management and retired to Corsicana in 1992.

Mr. Collins contributed to his community as a Chief of the Southern Oakes Volunteer Fire Department of Streetman. He shared his Christian faith through the Navarro Emmaus Community, Kairos Prison Ministry. He was a certified lay speaker and served the Lord faithfully at Lakeside United Methodist Church at St. Elmo, and the Methodist Protestant Church at Emhouse.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother William Clayton Collins.

He is survived by his wife Dorothy Francis (Ward) Collins; three daughters, Joleen Wright and husband, Mark, Charlotte Royall and husband, Ralph, Darleen Arisco and husband, Mike, all of Houston; son Billy Don Collins, Jr., and fiance’ Jan of Streetman; four granddaughters, Trena McCandless and Bob of Carlsbad, N.M., Jennifer Figg and Chris of Houston, Amber Royall, Margaret Williams and husband, Doug of Houston; and eight great-grandchildren, John McCandless, Seth McCandless, Sarah McCandless, Mark McCandless, Sophie Figg, Jacob Carmona , Micheal Carmona and Jackson Williams.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Lakeside Baptist Church in St. Elmo with Dr. Thomas Q. Robbins officiating. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse. Pall bearers will be the members of the Southern Oaks Volunteer Fire Department.

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Gilbert Wayne Christian
Feb 10, 1937 - Oct 8, 2013

Gilbert Wayne Christian, 76, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at his home with his family by his side.

He was born Feb. 10, 1937, in Donie, Texas, to Gilbert Christian and Ruby Harrington Christian. He attended school in Teague and graduated from Arlington High School in 1955. He worked in the aircraft industry for a few years. In 1960 he married his love, Pat Vines, and they had two children. He began a long career in construction as a construction manager working for several large companies in Dallas. He and his family moved to Rice in 1973 where he began a cow/calf operation. He became a member of Northside Baptist Church in 1988 where he loved and served his Lord faithfully. He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and spending time with his cows. He loved his family, home and cows. He had a very loving family of which he was very proud. He is now in the loving arms of his Lord Jesus Christ and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ruby Kate Moree; father, Gilbert Ivis Christian; step-father, Frank Ross Moree Sr.; son, Merrill Ross Christian; sisters, Jean Laird, Bonnie Cornett, and Phyliss Denny; brothers, Gary Christian and Frank Moree Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Pat Christian of Rice; children, Kerry Glenn and Kelly Christian of Rice, and Phyllis Denise Hare and husband Robert of Grand Prairie; grandchildren, Robert Wayne Christian and Ashley Holland of Navarro and their son, Colt Wayne Christian, Crystal Lynn York of Rice, and Kelsee Leigh Glover and Elliot of Arlington; sisters, Jo Richardson of Mexia, Neva Felz of Mexia and Pat King and Bill of Arlington; and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Rice Cemetery with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Northside Baptist Church
2800 North Beaton St. Corsicana, Texas 75110

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 8, 2013
  • h/o Patricia Anne (Vines) Christian - s/o Gilbert Ivis Christian and Ruby Kate (Harrington) Christian-Moree
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Addie Doretha Hall
abt 1919 - Oct 5, 2013

Addie Doretha Hall, 94, of Powell passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Heritage Oaks West. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell, with Rev. Michael Daniels officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Edna Blanche (Jordan) Moore
Feb 13, 1935 - Oct 10, 2013

Corsicana resident Edna Blanche Jordan Moore, 78, departed this life for her heavenly reward on Thursday morning, Oct. 10, 2013.

Blanche was born Feb. 13, 1935 in Beaumont, and was preceded in death by her parents Cora Edna Currie Jordan and James Ira Jordan.

Blanche and her husband Durward (Bob) Elworth Moore were a devoted married couple for 52 years. Bob passed away in 2005.

Blanche is survived by four children, Garland C. Moore and daughter-in-law Irene S. Moore of Conyers, Ga.; Deborah Moore Sikes and son-in-law Billy Mack Sikes of Corsicana; James (Jim) D. Moore and daughter-in-law Karen Sikes Moore of Stockton, Utah; Travis Moore and his wife Melissa Riggs of Oak Point; six grandchildren, Jordan Sikes, Leyla Moore Norman and her husband Chris Norman, Carey Moore, Joshua Sikes and his wife Dawna, Matthew Sikes and Tucker Lee Moore, and one great-grandchild Abbey Norman.

Mrs. Moore is also survived by her sister Marjorie Jordan Hill of Woodville, and her two nieces, Terrie Ann Hill Schmearer and Lenora Hill Danhauser.

Mrs. Moore graduated from Beaumont High School, where she was an active member of the high school marching band and orchestra. Mrs. Moore played many different instruments, including drums, flute, guitar, piano, piccolo, and xylophone to name a few. She was saved and baptized at Robert's Avenue Methodist Church, Beaumont, and later became a member of the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana where she and Bob were active for many years.

Mrs. Moore followed her husband in his U.S. Army career to Camp Polk, La., Fort Riley, Kan., Bamburg, West Germany, Fort Benning, Ga., Beaumont, (while he was stationed in Okinawa, Japan), Fort Meade, Md., Fort Eustis, Va., Woodville, Texas (while he was stationed in Vietnam), and Fort Hood. Following Bob’s retirement from the military, Blanche moved with her family to Union Point, Ga., and then ultimately relocated to Corsicana in 1973. Throughout her many travels, Blanche was extremely proud of the fact that she was a Native Texan and would willingly share that fact with anyone she met.

After moving to Corsicana, she was a proud employee of Collin Street Bakery for 19 seasons and also briefly worked with the Crisis Hot Line.

Mrs. Moore's children and grandchildren brought her great joy. She was an involved, hands-on and supportive mother who acted as home-room mother for her children while in school, and supported their various activities with band, church and scouting. Blanche never met a stranger and always enjoyed engaging everyone in conversation especially if it involved a discussion about her favorite Dallas Cowboys.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, 1530 North 45th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. Burial will be Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Isaac Alec "Ike" Beam
July 23, 1920 - Sept 28, 2013

Isaac A. Beam, 93, of Barry passed away at Twilight Nursing Home surrounded by loving friends and family on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. He was born on July 23, 1920 in Mason County, Texas to Isaac Melvin (Met) Beam and Emma (Chisamore) Beam.

Ike was a World War II Veteran, serving in the Navy (Seabees Construction Battalion) in the Philippines and New Guinea. Ike married the love of his life, Bobbie Jean (Varnell) Beam, a union that lasted 60 years. After building many of the interstate highways on which we now drive, Ike retired from T L James as a construction superintendent and came to live in Navarro County near Barry. He was a farmer/ rancher and managed Barry Grain.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Bobbie, daughter Shirley Moreau, brothers Gorman, Reall, Melvin, Chester, Wallis Beam; and sisters Thelma Van Leiu and Mable Kilgore.

Survivors include his son Otis Beam and wife Deni, grandchildren Danielle Neagle (Mark), Rachel Seaton (Jimmy), Brad Beam, Matthew Beam (Lacy), and Chris Taliaferro (Cheryl) and great-grandchildren Emily, Michael, Chloe, Jaci, Madison, and Sam and great-great-grandchild Shelbie; brother Bill Beam; and sisters Nettie Short and Etta Faye Caylor.

Pallbearers will be Jesse McCoy, Winston Beam, Brad Beam, Matthew Beam, Larry Beam, and Don Jackson.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 also at Corley Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Barry Masonic Lodge or Barry Methodist Church.

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Joyce Elizabeth (Ragan) Fields
Mar 13, 1930 - Sep 28, 2013

Joyce Ragan Fields, 83, of Barry passed away Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. She was born March 13, 1930 in Barry to Braxton and Opal Ragan.

She is preceded in death by her sister Diane Kirk.

She is survived by her husband, Ramsey Fields of Barry; daughter, Carol McAdoo and husband Bruce of Colleyville; sister, Jane Taylor of Austin; brother, Billy Ragan of Houston; grandchildren, Wendy and Keith Mawhee of Carrolton; great-grandchildren Lauren and Evan Mawhee and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at Dresden Cemetery with Marc Smith officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rufus Ramsey Fields
Dec 7, 1924 - Oct 3, 2013

Rufus Ramsey Fields, 88, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. He was born Dec. 7, 1924 in Emmett to John Marvin Fields and Maggie Vesper Fields. He is a Veteran of World War II. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Hella Temple Shrine.

He is preceded in death by his wife Joyce Ragan Fields; brothers, J.D. Fields and Bud Fields; sisters, Myra Downey, Alene Fields, Maureen Cook, Tommie Jean Hancock and Christene Melton.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol McAdoo and husband Bruce of Colleyville; granddaughter, Wendy Mawhee and husband Keith of Carrollton; great-grandchildren, Lauren Mawhee and Evan Mawhee and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside Service will follow at 12 noon at Dresden Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Rufus Ramsey Fields, 88, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013. Visitation will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Monday, October 7, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 noon, in Dresden Cemetery.

Rufus was born in Emmett, Texas, to the late John Marvin Fields and Maggie Vesper Fields. He is a veteran of World War II. Rufus was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Hella Temple Shrine.

He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce Ragan Fields on September 28, 2013; brothers, J.D. Fields and Bud Fields; sisters, Myra Downey, Alene Fields, Maureen Cook, Tommie Jean Hancock and Christene Melton.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol McAdoo and husband, Bruce, of Colleyville; granddaughter, Wendy Mawhee and husband, Keith, of Carrollton; great-grandchildren, Lauren Mawhee and Evan Mawhee; and several nieces and nephews. Q13


Brenda Gale (Chambers) Spence
Nov 5, 1949 - Oct 8, 2013

Brenda Spence, 63, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at the Richland Cemetery with the Rev. Darren Heil officiating.

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Mrs. Brenda Spence, age 63, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born on November 5, 1949 in Mexia, Texas.

She is preceded in death by her father James Young Cherry, mother Clareece Patterson Chambers, and stepfather Jack Chambers.

She is survived by her son James Spence and his wife Andrea, grandchildren Ashley and Allison Spence, sisters Linda Ridge and husband Ed, Debbie Batey and husband Thomas, nieces Jennifer Gan and husband Danniel, nephew Michael Ferguson and wife Melinda, aunt Jeannie Trojacek, uncle George Patterson and wife Mary Jo, great-nieces Bailey Miller, Kalyne Ferguson, and Kamryn Ferguson, great nephews Blake Gan and Kaleb Ferguson, and a host of other relatives.

Visitation with the family will be from 6:00 – 8:00 pm on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana, Texas.

Graveside services will be held at 3:00 pm on Friday, October 11, 2013 at Richland Cemetery with Rev. Darren Heil officiating.

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  • d/o James Young Cherry and Clareece Patterson Chambers
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Donna Gail (Barge) Muckleroy
June 30, 1950 - Oct 2, 2013
 
Donna Gail Muckleroy, 63, loving Mother, Meme, Sister, and Friend born June 30, 1950, in Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Louise Barge.

She is survived by her daughter, Tami Albrecht and husband Matt; by her son, Clifford Muckleroy and wife Jeanna; by her grandchildren, Caelan Brister, Gracyn and Macyn Albrecht, Emily and Evan Muckleroy; by her sister, Debbie McConnico and husband Chris, and by many loving family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Rosewood Funeral Home, 3939 Pasadena Blvd., Pasadena, Texas 77503.

Celebration of Life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at South Main Baptist Church, 4300 East Sam Houston Pkwy S., Pasadena, Texas 77505. Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, at Richland Cemetery, in Richland.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made in her name to The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, at ww5.komen.org, under Donate.

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Jean Inez (Borden) Grace
May 1, 1931 - Oct 3, 2013

Jean Inez (Borden) Grace was born May 1, 1931, in Corsicana and passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013 at Country Meadows Nursing Home.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Carol and James Rogers of Corsicana and son and daughter-in-law Dr. Coy and Felisa Grace of Forrest City, Ark.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandson; two sisters, Velma Barnett of Poteau, Okla. and Blanche Borden of Waco.

She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond Grace ; parents Roma and Dave Borden; brothers Bud and David Borden; sisters Martha Holder, Roma Plant, and Evelyn Birkhead.

She married Raymond Grace Feb. 8, 1948, and they were married 57 years.

She worked at Adam Hat Factory and later as a retail clerk and manager of For Peanuts.

She developed a love of crocheting after retirement and enjoyed cooking for family and friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Leora Lea (Richardson) Ross
Mar 22, 1915 - Oct 1, 2013
 
Leora Lea Ross passed away Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013 at the age of 98 and a half years at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, John Franklin Ross. They were married Aug. 25, 1940.

Mrs. Ross is survived by two daughters, Ruth Ann Watson and husband Bronny and Pattie Willingham; grandsons. John Mark Watson, Jeffrey Matt Watson and John Ross McGlohen; granddaughter, Meghan McGlohen Gilbert; great-granddaughters, Meghan Elisabeth McGlohen and Lily Sophia Gilbert; brother, Ralph Hayden Richardson Jr.; sister, Bonnie Vaughn and husband Bob; and sister-in-law, Jennie Richardson.

Also preceded in death by her parents, Ralph Hayden Richardson and Ina Pearl Bailey Richardson; sisters, Mary L. Crider, Maurice Wilson and Betty Richardson; brothers, Ben Richardson and Bill Richardson; great-grandson Jameson Gilbert and son-in-law, Noble Willingham.

For 17 years Mrs. Ross was a talented artist. She was employed by Corsicana ISD for 20 years. She also had an art studio at her home in Corsicana.

Mrs. Ross was a member of the Westhill Church of Christ, Corsicana Art League and Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

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

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Paul Ross, Ricky Jennings, Dan Dominy, Millard Dowdle, Chuck Burns and Claude Ross. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Watson, Matt Watson, Ross McGlohen, Paskel Nichols, Don Bowen and O.L. Slaughter Jr.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bueno Arentura Moreno
B & D Jul. 13, 1935

Infant Died Sunday; Funeral on Monday

Buena Arentura Morena, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cruse Moreno, East Eleventh avenue, died Sunday morning at 9 o’clock and the funeral was held Monday morning at 9 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Joseph Arthur Lennon
May 10, 1895 - Mar. 9, 1966

Hold Lennon Rites Thursday

Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception for J. A. Lennon, 70, who died at his home, 1009 South Twenty-Ninth street, early Wednesday.

Services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor of Immaculate Conception Church. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. Rosary was recited at 8 p.m.

Lennon is survived by his wife of Corsicana; a son, Arthur N. Lennon, Fort Worth; a brother, Charlie Lennon, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Flowers, Ballinger; and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Paulino Rodriquez
Jun 22, 1908 - Dec 8, 1935

FUNERAL RITES FOR PAULINO RODRIQUEZ HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Paulino Rodriquez, aged 27 years, who died at his home on South Main street Sunday morning, were held Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the Catholic cemetery. Monsignor V. Graffeo conducted the rites.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Preciliana Rodriquez, a brother, Preciliana Rodquez, and three sisters, Misses Justa, Ysavil and Theresa Rodriquez, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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PAULINO RODRIQUEZ DIED SUNDAY; BURIAL WILL BE WEDNESDAY

Paulino Rodriquez, aged 27 years, died at his home on South Main street Sunday morning and the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Precilliana Rodriquez; a brother, Preciliana Rodriques, Jr., and three sisters, Misses Justa, Ysavil and Theresa Ridriquez, all of Corsicana.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Marguerite (Donavan) Garitty
Jan. 26, 1898 - Jan. 12, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR MRS. JOHN P. GARITTY

Mrs. John P. Garitty died at the Navarro Clinic Friday at 6:30 p.m., following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Magr. V. Graffeo.

The body will remain at the Corley Funeral chapel until Sunday morning when it will be taken to the family home, 2110 West Sixth avenue, to remain until the funeral hour.

The rosary will be at 8 p.m. Sunday at the family home.

Reared at Commerce, Mrs. Garitty resided in Dallas several years before moving to Corsicana about 20 years ago. She was the widow of the late John P. Garitty, football immortal at Texas A. and M. College before World War 1 and later a well-known football official.

Surviving are one son, Lt. John P. Garitty. U. S. Army Air Forces; mother, Mrs. Rose Donavan, Corsicana; two brothers, R. E. Donovan, Matador, and David S. Donovan, Commerce; grandmother, Mrs. Mary Devaney, Commerce, and other relatives.

The First National Bank will be closed Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. for the funeral.

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Francisca (unk) Sais
abt 1908 - Jul 3, 1935

WEDNESDAY MORNING FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. F. SAIS
Funeral rites for Mrs. Francisca Sais, aged 27 years, who died at the family residence, 764 North Ninth street, Tuesday at noon were held Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The services were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are her husband, Dick Sais, several children and several brothers and sisters.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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James Stanley Owen
Dec 29, 1863 – Mar. 23, 1934

Our community was made sad on Saturday when it was learned that Mr. John Owens had passed away at 12:45 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. H. Ford. He is survived by two children, Mrs. Jack Ford of this place and Russell Owens of Malakoff; also three brothers and four sisters, George of Geary, Okla., Tom and Fate Owens of Pursley, Janey Nutt of Pursley, America Franklin of Sayre, Okla., Cassie Wells of Caddo, Tex., and Eva Gross of Sulphur Okla.

He was buried in Younger cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with Ballard’s undertaker’s of Malakoff in charge of the funeral.

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William Alexander Farr
Feb 10, 1853 - Jan 22, 1934

AGED PURDON MAN DIED MONDAY AND BURIED TUESDAY

PURDON, Jan. 25.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Tuesday for W. A. Farr, who died Monday afternoon at the home of Dr. and Mrs. W. R. Russell.

Mr. Farr was 81 years of age and had lived in Purdon for several years. Services were conducted by Rev. Oscar Hellums of Dawson, assister by Rev. Thad Son of Purdon.

Pallbearers were Arthur Wilcox, P. B. Davis, G. O. McGehee, W. W. Smith, Ryburn Crenshaw and R. E. Spence.

Mr. Farr is survived by four sons, Alonzo and Cleo Farr of Tyler, Rev. M. A. Farr, Alexandria, La., and Rev. Harve Farr of Gordo, Ala.; two daughters, Mrs. Naomia Climer of Mart, and Mrs. and Dr. Russell of Purdon.

Funeral was directed by Bruce McCormick of Blooming Grove with interment at Younger cemetery.

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James Hampton Davis
abt 1865 - Jul 20, 1935

Three Way

THREE WAY, July 25.—(Spl.)—Several from this community attended the funeral of “Uncle” John Davis, who was buried Sunday afternoon in the Younger cemetery.

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Ada Lillian Milton
Oct 7, 1909 - Feb 17, 1935

CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED AT PURDON MONDAY AFTERNOON

Miss Ida Lillian Milton, age 25 years, died at the family residence, 725 West Second avenue, Sunday morning at 6 o’clock after a week’s illness. The funeral was held at the Purdon cemetery Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. I. R. Darwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Milton and two sisters, Mrs. Ava Crenshaw and Miss Ruby Milton, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Mary Belle (Taylor) Darden
Jan 31, 1860 - Feb 19, 1935

Purdon Woman Was Buried Wednesday

PURDON, Feb. 22.—Mrs. W. T. Darden, well-known resident of this community, died Tuesday morning and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon from the local Baptist church with burial in the Younger cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, several grown children, three brothers and two sisters.

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Annie C. (Kennedy) Barton-Lonon
Feb. 7, 1892 - Feb. 13, 1952

Mrs. Anna Lonon Dies Early Today

Mrs. Anna C. Lonon, 60, 1820 West Thirteenth avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel, but the time has not been determined pending the arrival of relatives. Burial will be in the Younger cemetery.

Mrs. Lonon formerly resided at Corpus Christi.

Surviving are a son, Harold Barton, Palo Alto, Calif., a granddaughter, two brothers, C. E. Kennedy, Corsicana, and H. T. Kennedy, Houston; a sister, Mrs. P. M. Wilson, Denton, and other relatives.

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Sunday Services For Mrs. Lonon

Funeral services for Mrs. Anna C. London, 60, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, Church of Christ minister. Burial will be in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

Mrs. Lonon formerly resided in Corpus Christi, but had made her home in recent years at 1820 West Thirteenth avenue here.

Surviving are a son, Harold Barton, Palo, Calif.; a granddaughter, two brothers, C. E. Kennedy, Corsicana, and H. T. Kennedy, Houston; a sister, Mrs. P. M. Wilson, Denton and other relatives.

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Elsie Norma (McDaniel) Brown
Sep 3, 1908 - Mar 2, 1992

Norma Brown

Norma Brown of Corsicana died March 2, 1992, at Corsicana Nursing Home.

Services were 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Methodist Church in Frost with Margaret Decker and Tony Hargrove officiating. Burial was in Frost Cemetery. Arrangements are with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

She was a former resident of Frost and a member of the Frost Methodist church.

Survivors include her husband, Elvis M. Brown of Corsicana; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and John Williams of Red Oak and Shirley and Billy Hargrove of Frost; one sister, Elaine Scoggins of Bay City; four grandchildren, Tony Hargrove, Alan Hargrove, Terri Williams-Hunter and Timothy Williams; eight great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were M. R. Green, Ronald Brown, Don Ballew, Leon Crawford, Erselle Crawford and Clifford Williams.

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Tommie Jean (Fields) Hancock
Dec 4, 1922 - Sep 21, 1988

Tommie Fields Hancock

Tommie Fields Hancock, 65, of Dallas, died Sept. 21, 1988, in a Dallas hospital.

Services are pending at the Southland Funeral Home in Grand Prairie. Burial will be in Frost Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 4, 1922, in Frost, and lived there until 1940, when she moved to Dallas. She was a member of Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, H. A. Hancock, of Dallas; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Priscilla Hancock, of Dallas; two sisters, Maureen Cook, of Grand Prairie, and Christene Melton, of Irving; two brothers, F. A. (Bud) Fields, of Frost, and Ramsey Fields, of Barry; and nieces and nephews.

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Doris Marie Allen
Apr 22, 1934 - Aug 29, 1934

Little Child Buried Thursday Afternoon

Funeral services for Dorris Mae Allen, 5-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Allen of the Roane community, who died Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Campbell cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Tommie and Edgar Allen, and grandparents.

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

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Freddie Jean Owen
Mar 8, 1934 - Nov 22, 1934

Baby Girl Died at Roane Friday Night; Burial on Saturday

Funeral services for Freddie Jean Owen, 9 1-2 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Owen of the Roane community, who died Friday night at 10 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Campbell cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Frances Pauline Owen, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Allen all of Roane.

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

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Lena Mamie (White) Grice
Oct 17, 1912 - Jul 15, 1935

MRS. E. F. GRICE BURIED TUESDAY IN CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mr. E. F. Grice, aged 22 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital at 12:30 o’clock Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Campbell cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Mrs. Birmingham.

Surviving are her husband, two children, Donald Dwane and Keleta Dell, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Richard White, Jesse White and A. J. White, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Whitfield, Montfort, and Miss Levene White, Corsicana; her mother, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 16, 1935
  • w/o Elmer Franklin Grice buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Anson, Texas d/o Abner B. White and Stella (Woodard) White
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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YOUNG CORSICANA WOMAN DIED EARLY MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. E. F. Grice, age 22 years, died at the P. and S. Hospital at 12:30 Monday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at
Campbell cemetery where interment will be made. The services will be conducted by Rev. Mrs. Birmingham.

Surviving are her husband, two children, Donald Dwane, and Keleta Dell, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Richard White, Jessie White and A. J. White, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Ray Whitfield, Montfort; Miss Levene White, Corsicana; her mother and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements.

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Grover Cleveland Dycus
Dec 7, 1925 - Jan 30, 1935

Boy Who Died In Abilene Is Buried Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for Grover C. Dycus, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dycus, 629 West Second avenue, who died in Abilene Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at Campbell cemetery near Drane, at 2:30 o’clock where interment was made. The body arrived at 1:48 o’clock Friday afternoon on the Southern Pacific Lines train.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the rites.

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Corsicana Boy Died Abilene Wednesday

Grover C. Dycus, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George Dycus, 639 West Second Avenue, died in Abilene Wednesday night. The funeral is scheduled to be held at
Campbell cemetery Friday afternoon. The body will arrive over the H. and T. C. Railroad at 1:48 Friday afternoon and the cortege will leave from the train for the cemetery.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the services.

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James Andrew Smith
Mar 4, 1904 - Nov 22, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES A. SMITH HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for James Andrew Smith, aged 31 years, well known Corsicana salesman, who died at the home of his mother, Mrs. M. T. Smith in the Drane community, Friday morning at 7 o’clock, after a several days’ illness, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Drane Baptist church with burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister, ad Rev. I. R. Darwood, minister of Eureka.

Surviving are his mother, three brothers, Nathan Smith, Mt. Calm; Franklin Smith, Alma, and Adrain Smith, Drane; six sisters, Mrs. L. B. Roach, Dallas; Mrs. V. P. Harding, Tyler; Mrs. S. C.Griffin, Bryan; Mrs. J. W. Blythe, Richland, and Misses Mattie and Grace Smith, both of Drane.

The funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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JAMES A SMITH DIED NEAR DRANE FRIDAY MORNING

James Andrew Smith, aged 31, well-known Corsicana salesman, died at the home of his mother, Mrs. M. T. Smith, near Drane, about 7 o’clock Friday morning, after an illness of several days. He had been in ill health for several months.

Funeral services will be held from the Drane Baptist church, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Revs. G. H. Vaughn and I. R. Darwood, with interment in
Campbell cemetery.

He is survived by his mother, three brothers, Nathan, Franklin, of Alma, and Adrian of Drane; six sisters, Mrs. L. B. Roach of Dallas, Mrs. V. P. Harding of Tyler, Mrs. S. C. Griffin of Bryan, Mrs. J. W. Blythe of Richland, and Mattie and Grace of Drane.

The deceased had a wide range of friends and acquaintances in Corsicana having worked for a number of Corsicana stores in recent years.

The funeral arrangements are being directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, November 22, 1935 - submitted by Diane Richards

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Ethel Mae Puckett
Mar 22, 1908 - Apr 15, 1935

RICE.

Miss Ethel Mae Puckett, age 27 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sid Puckett, passed away at 12:10 o’clock Monday at the family home east of town. Funeral services were held from the residence at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning with Rev. G. C. Henry officiating. Burial was in the Rice cemetery with W. B. Hodge in charge.

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Louis Collard
Sep 28, 1873 - Sep 21, 1948

Ennis Rites For Retired Farmer

Louis Collard, 73, retired farmer, died in the Ennis Municipal Hospital Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Ennis, with Father Grenigor officiating. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Born in Kentucky, Sep.28, 1873, Collard came to Ellis county when 19 years of age.

Surviving are four sons, Patrick E. and Loyd Collard, both of Corsicana; William A. and John Vernon Collard both of Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Sidney Childress and Mrs. George Berry, both of Ennis; a brother, Frank Collard, Kentucky; a sister, Mrs. Josephine Clark, Kentucky, and seven grandchildren.

Bunch Funeral Home of Ennis directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, September 22, 1948
  • h/o Sarah Agnes (Lennon) Collard married Jan. 21, 1901 s/o George Washington Collard and Virginia (Mattingly) Collard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

George Baker Simpson
Jan 20, 1877 - Apr 16, 1935

GEORGE B. SIMPSON FORMER CORSICANA DRUGGIST, IS DEAD

George Baker Simpson, aged 68 years, former druggist in Rice, Corsicana and Tyler, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night at 7 o’clock a few hours after he was stricken while down-town.

The funeral rites were held from the Methodist church at Rice Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in the Rice cemetery. Rev. W. W. Moss, Methodist minister, conducted the services.

Mr. Simpson was in the drug business in Rice for a number of years and later was connected with the Penland Drug Store and Cooper Pharmacy here.

Surviving are two sons, J. M. Simpson and George B. Simpson, Jr., both of Tyler; two daughters, Misses Mary and Martha Simpson both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. J. Simpson, Lewistown, Idaho; two brothers, Fayette and Marvin Simpson, both of Kentucky; and four sisters, Mrs. W. J. Payne, Washington; Mrs. Cora Payne, of Kentucky; Mrs. Edna ASbinburst, Tennessee; and Mrs. Jim Briley, Lewistown, Idaho.

Pallbearers were L. S. Cooper, John Bradley, Newt Bell, L. M. Barrington, A. C. Hervey and L. W. Brewer.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 17, 1935
  • h/o Annie Lou (Williams) Simpson buried Algoma Burial Park, Marshall, Tx. s/o James Jackson Simpson and Justina Perlena (Marcum) Simpson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Thomas Wiggs
Oct 17, 1924 - Nov 7, 1982

J. T. Wiggs

J. T. Wiggs, of Blooming Grove, died Sunday night in Baylor Hospital in Dallas. He was 58.

Service is 2 p.m. Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Dave Fortner officiating and Neil Rogers assisting. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. Blooming Grove Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

He had retired from teaching at the Wills Point School.

Survivors are one brother, Glenn Wiggs, of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Beth Rohus, of Blooming Grove, and Catharine Armstrong of San Antonio; one niece; and five nephews.

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Aubrey Wilkerson Willhelm
Feb 12, 1915 - Jun 22, 1990

Aubrey W. Willhelm

Aubrey W. Willhelm, 75, of Barry, died June 22, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Houston Shepphard officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Willhelm of Barry; one son, James A. Willhelm of Barry; one daughter, Helen Taylor of Blooming Grove; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Maggie Olive of Irving and Margie Guess of Bauch Springs.

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Alfred Lester Willoughby
Jun 17, 1919 - Jul 30, 1989

Alfred Willoughby

Alfred Lester Willoughby, 70, of Corsicana, died July 30, 1989.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Dr. David Hale officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born June 17, 1919, in Streetman. He was a longtime resident of Corsicana. He was a retired machine operator for Martin Foods. He was a member of the Baptist Church and was a World War II veteran.

Survivors include three brothers, Leroy Willoughby and Willie Oliver Willoughby, both of Corsicana, and Buddy Lee Willoughby of Ferris; three sisters, Margaret Ann Barham of Blooming Grove, Lorena Jeffries of West Tehuacana, and Lois Willoughby of Quinlan; two nephews and two nieces.

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James Lewis Willoughby
Mar 9, 1922 - Nov 2, 1979

J. L. Willoughby

Services were 2 p.m. Saturday, at the Corley Funeral Chapel for James Lewis Willoughby, 59, of Corsicana who died Friday at his residence.

Paul Epps officiated and burial was in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

He was born Oct. 2, 1920, in Texas and lived in Corsicana for 30 years. He was a veteran of WWII.

He is survived by five brothers, Willie O. Willoughby and Leroy Willoughby, both of Corsicana, Alfred Lester Willoughby and Buddy Willoughby, both of Dallas, and Bowden Lee Willoughby, of San Diego, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. D. V. Thomas, of Wills Point, Lorena Willoughby of Dallas and Mrs. Kenneth Barham of Blooming Grove.

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Willie Oliver "Blackie" Willoughby
Oct 16, 1923 - Jun 20, 1996

Willie O. “Blackie” Willoughby

Willie O. “Blackie” Willoughby, 72, of Corsicana, died June 20, 1996, in Corsicana.

Graveside services are Monday at 10 a.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Rev. Wayne Mahoney of Westside Baptist Church officiating.

Mr. Willoughby was born October 16, 1923, in Kerens. Mr. Willoughby is a U. S. Army World War II Veteran and a retired mechanic.

Mr. Willoughby is survived by sisters, Mrs. Louise Thomas, Quinlan and Mrs. Lorena Jeffries of Quinlan; brother, Buddy Willoughby of Blooming Grove; beloved friend, Dolly Richardson of Corsicana and numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Jessie Myrtle (Brooks) Wood
Dec 21, 1905 - Mar 2, 1992

Myrtle Brooks Wood

Myrtle Brooks Wood, 86, of Decatur, died March 2, 1992, in Decatur.

Graveside services were 2 p.m. Wednesday in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove, with Dr. David Hale officiating.

She was born Dec. 21, 1905, in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include one brother, Robert E. Brooks of Corpus Christi; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mary Ruth (Cobb) Woodruff
May 6, 1910 - Nov 5, 1988

Mary Ruth Woodruff

Mary Ruth Woodruff, 78, of Corsicana, died Nov. 5, 1988, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Joe Dean Cobb, in 1979.

She is survived by one brother, Cary Cobb, of Silver City; sister, Wilma Reed, of Barry; sister-in-law, Margaret Cobb, of Silver City; and brother-in-law, Leon Reed, of Barry.

Pallbearers will be Lowell Reed, Joe Reed, Jerry Reed, Marshall Massengale, Roger Johnston, and Billy Joe McCulloch.

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Donna Lynn (Owen) Wynn
Sep 5, 1960 - Dec 7, 1986

Donna Wynn

Donna Owen Wynn, 26, of Mesquite, died Sunday in Mesquite.

Services will be 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was an employee of Texas Utilities and was a Baptist.

Survivors include her husband, Dennis Dean Wynn of Mesquite; two sons, Chad Dean Wynn and James Kyle Wynn, both of Mesquite; her parents, Bill and Mary Owen of Emhouse; a brother, William Ross Owen of Mesquite; and a sister, Valerie Hawkins of Mesquite.

Pallbearers will be Tom Owen, Donald Butler, Bob Owen, Carroll Barr, Robert Barr and Scott Butler.

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Robert Vardell Yarber
Jul 11, 1920 - Aug 4, 1981

Robert Yarber

Robert Yarber, 61, of Corsicana, died Tuesday at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Waco.

Service is Thursday, 3:30 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Dr. Tom Graves will officiate.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove.

He was a native of Blooming Grove and lived most of his life in Corsicana.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Yarber, a retired assistant manager for a grocery stor chain, a member of the First Methodist Church and served in the navy during World War 11.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ann Reedus, of Garland, Mrs. Jackie Stockton, of Dallas; two sons, John Yarber, of Austin, and Mike Yarber, of Houston; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Squires, of Corsicana.

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Edward John "Ned" Yelinek, Jr.
Jun 1, 1933 - Feb 15, 1995

Edward Yelinek

Edward Yelinek, 61, of Katy, died Feb. 15, 1995, at Memorial City Hospital in Houston.

Services are pending at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Yelinek is survived by his wife, Bobbie Dell Connally Yelinek of Katy; his stepsons, Jack and Jim Simmons of Houston, his daughter, Lisa McRae of Houston; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Yelinek of Needham, Mass. and two grandsons.

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Howard Euzema Simpson
Aug 20, 1880 - Aug 17, 1949

Blooming Grove Retired Merchant Dies Wednesday

BLOOMING GROVE, Aug. 18—(Spl.)—H. E. Simpson, aged 69, years, retired hardware merchant and native of this community, died at his home here Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church. Burial was in the Rose Hill Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Felder, pastor of the church.

Simpson had been a steward and leader in the Methodist church here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; a son, Harry Simpson, Greenville; two granddaughters, three sisters, Mrs. J. P. Williford, Malone; Mrs. Effie McClusky, Austin, and Mrs. Belle Sanders, Hillsboro, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were E. D. Ingram, O. C. Ingram, R. D. Garrison, Jack Gillen, Lloyd Simpson and Gerald Simpson.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Friday, Aug 19, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jeffery Bryan VonHoffman
May 30, 1991 - May 30, 1991

Baby boy VonHoffman

Baby boy VonHoffman died May 30, 1991, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Rosehill Cemetery with Solon Bailey officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He is survived by his mother, Abigayle VonHoffman of Blooming Grove; one sister, Brittany Marr of Blooming Grove; grandparents, Don and Gayle VonHoffman of Blooming Grove; two uncles, Michael VonHoffman of Phoenix, Ariz., and Matt VonHoffman of Blooming Grove; and one aunt Sarah Jane Frazier of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Matt VonHoffman and Jeff Frazier.

The family will receive visitors Saturday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

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Clyde Leon Ward
Oct 5, 1911 - Mar 31, 1988

Clyde L. Ward

Clyde L. Ward, 76, formerly of Blooming Grove, died March 31, 1988, in Columbus, Ga.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at God’s Church on the Hill in Dawson, with Ricky Woodall officiating.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, George Ward, Henry Ward and Jim Ward.

He is survived by three sisters-in-law, Viola Ward, Bethel Lewis, and Tillie Ward, all of Blooming Grove; and nieces and nephews.

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Baze Sammy Watkins
Jun 24, 1918 - Sep 21, 1988

Baze Watkins

Baze Watkins, 70, of Barry, died Sept. 21, 1988 at his residence.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Johnny Johnson and Oscar Andrews officiating. Burial will be at Rosehill Cemetery.

Survivors are a wife, Faye Watkins of Barry; a daughter, Francis Hembree of Bonham; one brother, Wayne Watkins of Barry; and one sister, Josephine Brager of Barry.

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Ila Faye (Johnson) Fuller-Watkins
Dec 15, 1912 - Jul 25, 1997

Ila Saye Watkins

Ila Saye Watkins, 83, of Bonham passed away July 25 at the Seven Oaks Nursing Center.

Services are pending in Bonham.

She was a former resident of Barry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Baze Watkins.

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Charles Jefferson Weisinger
Dec 18, 1914 - Sep 15, 1990

Charles Weisinger

Charles Weisinger, 75, of Corsicana, died Sept. 15, 1990 in a local nursing home.

Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Monday in Rosehill Cemetery

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John Hampton Davis
abt 1865 - Jul 20, 1935

The town was shocked Saturday by the death of J. H. Davis at Archer City. He and his wife had gone there for a visit with their son. The body was brought back here for burial Sunday. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Blaylock of Trinidad. Burial was in the Younger cemetery. Several out-of-town people attended the funeral, among them being Mr. and Mrs. J. M. McClung, Mr. and Mrs. E. Palmer of Corsicana, Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Middleton, Clyde and Oscar Ellis of Streetman.

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Eunice Elizabeth (Griffin) Jayroe
Jun 2, 1900 - Jun 27, 1988

Mrs. Eunice Jayroe

DALLAS—Mrs. Eunice Jayroe, 80, of Mesquite died here Sunday.

Services will be 9 a.m. Tuesday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Younger cemetery. Homer Dockery will officiate.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Corsicana, Mrs. Virgil Southern of Wichita, Kan., and Mrs. Odessa Presson of Mesquite; four sons, Clifton, of Jal, N.M., Jimmie of Ulysses, Kan., and Howard and Johnnie Jayroe, both of Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Paul Harris, and one brother, Walter Seago, both of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rusty Southern, Charles Luther Jayroe, Laurell Presson, Danny Glynn Jayroe and Terry Ray Jayroe.

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Charles Henry Wood
May 5, 1877 - Jan. 3, 1962

C. Henry Wood

Graveside rites for C. Henry Wood were held Friday at 2 p.m. in Younger cemetery with Rev. Murell Dailey officiating.

A former Corsicana resident and native of Navarro county, Mr. Wood died in Houston Wednesday where he had resided the past 25 years.

Surviving are his widow, Houston; two daughters, Mrs. L. M. Bickerstaff, Houston, and Mrs. Bobby Byers, Georgia; one son, Virgil Wood, Houston; several grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. J. J. Milton, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Johnnie L. Brown
Oct 26, 1920 - Mar 1, 1992

Johnnie Brown

Johnnie L. Brown, 71, of Streetman, died March 1, 1992, at Baylor Medical Center in Ennis.

Services were 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, with P. Davis and Johnny Singleton officiating. Burial was in Younger cemetery.

He was retired from the Lake Patrol of Lake Halbert in Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Nellie Brown of Streetman; two sons, Johnnie Wayne Brown of Corsicana and James R. Brown of Streetman; one daughter, Liz Simpson of Ennis; one brother, Henry Brown of Waco; 10 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Mike Gregory, James Sykes, Kenneth Thomas, Charlie Johnson, Darrell Glen Patrick and Billy Watson.

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Quitman Quincy Dickson
Sep 7, 1887 - Jan 26, 1964

Q. Q. Dickson Rites Monday

Q. Q. Dickson, 76, retired farmer and former State Home employe, died at his home, 914 North Twenty-First and One-Half street, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. He was a member of the Church of Christ.

Native of Louisiana, he had resided in Corsicana 17 years, farming in the Purdon and Dresden communities for years. He was employed at the State Home for 10 years before his retirement. He had resided in Navarro county since 1906.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Selma Q. Dickson, Colorado City; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Williams, Waco, four grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Haddox Boldin, Albert Bittner, Albert Moseley, Dr. James Curington, D. B. Hightower, C. F. Dominy and Judge Howe French.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 27, 1964
  • h/o Mattie May (Arnold) Dickson s/o Rev. Lewis Quitman Dickson and Idonia Belle “Donie” (Sowell) Stuckey-Dickson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mattie May (Arnold) Dickson
Feb 29, 1892 - Aug 7, 1975

Mrs. Dickson

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Q. Q. Dickson, 83, former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday in Waco.

Claude B. Holcomb and Howard White, Church of Christ ministers, will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She had lived in Navarro County and Corsicana most of her life and was a resident of Waco the past seven years.

She was also a former employe of the Corsicana State Home.

Survivors include a son, Selma Q. Dickson of Colorado City; a daughter, Mrs. Henry Williams of Waco; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Robert Emmett Lennon
Sep 11, 1892 - May 20, 1965

Hold Services R. E. Lennon

Funeral services for Robert Emmett Lennon, 72, long-time Corsicana resident, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday night, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor.

Rosary was recited at the Griffin Chapel Friday at 8 p.m.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Maggie Fowler, Ballinger, two brothers, C. L. Lennon, Angus, and Arthur Lennon, Corsicana; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Perry Bass, Dennis Bass, Jackie Dunlap, Glen Dunlap, Richard Dunlap, Beauford Dunlap, Norman Smith and Jerry Patril.

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Nora Pearl Wilson
Jun 5, 1898 - Mar 3, 1992

Nora Pearl Wilson

Nora Pearl Wilson, 93, of Corsicana, died March 3, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She retired after many years of employment with the F. W. Woolworth Company. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Marguerite Dabney of Corsicana, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Red Smith, Bill Wilson, Carl Walker, Davis Wilson, Carl Walker, Davis Wilson, Kenneth Wilson and V. H. Scrimshire.

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Alice Kate (Prine) Ferrell
Sep 27, 1884 - Nov 5, 1979

Mrs. Ferrell

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Kate Ferrett, 95, of Corsicana will be Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. She died Monday at the Twilight Home.

Mrs. Ferrell was a member of the St. Luke Methodist Church and a charter member of Oak Valley Progressive Club. She was a 1904 Corsicana High School graduate and was the last living member of the class.

She is the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Prine.

She is survived by one son, Douglas Ferrell of Tulsa, Ok.; one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Raham of Corsicana; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. J. W. Prine of Beeville and Mrs. H. J. Prine of Wichita Falls; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one step-daughter, Mrs. Lorenne Hellner in 1975.

Pallbearers are C. O. Sprinkle, F. H. Carter, Marshall Weems, Buddy Ward, Charles Henry Harrison, Roland Bee, Buck Copeland and Curtis Williams.

Honorary pallbearers are Fred C. Burns, Charlie Bee, Earl Hellner and Dr. A. L. Grizaffi.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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Doyle Gordon Grimes
Dec 29, 1902 - Nov 7, 1982

Doyle Grimes

Doyle Grimes, 79, of Corsicana, died Sunday.

Service will be Monday, 4 p.m., Griffin Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. George Merriman officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Grimes, of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Mary Cox, of Oklahoma; one brother, Odie Grimes, of Groesbeck; one sister, Mrs. Anita Sandlin, of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers are Ed Blackburn, Dale Thomas, Wayne Brown, Coy Clay, Brown Spurlock and Tom Rasco.

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Beadie Watson
Feb 8, 1908 - Jun 21, 1996

Beadie Watson

Beadie Watson, 88, of Hubbard, died June 21, 1996 at her residence.

Services are Monday at 2 p.m. in the St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church in Hubbard. Burial will follow at Hubbard Cemetery.

Mrs. Watson was born Feb. 8, 1908. She was a retired beautician.

Mrs. Watson is survived by numerous cousins, including Vernett and Vivian Hicks of Corsicana.

Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Watson.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Sylvia Ophie (Jackson) Whitehead
Mar. 27, 1910 - Jun. 21, 1990

Sylvia Whitehead

Sylvia Whitehead, 80, of Malakoff, died June 21, 1990, at her residence.

Services were 2 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Malakoff and the Rev. W. A. Corley officiated. Burial was in Malakoff City Cemetery under the direction of Callaway Funeral Home.

She was a housewife and a member of the Central Baptist Church of Athens.

Survivors include her husband, Truman Whitehead of Malakoff; one step-daughter, Freddie Christian of Ennis; one sister, Dorothy Smith of Malakoff; one grandchild; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

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Thelma Mae Maillian
Dec. 26, 1916 - Jun. 20, 1990

Phelma Maillian

Phelma Mae Maillian, 73, of Teague, died June 20, 1990, at her residence.

Services were 2 p.m. Friday at Ricks Funeral Home Chapel and the Rev. Jack Comer officiated. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

She was born Dec. 26, 1916 in Oklahoma. She had lived in Teague since 1979, and formerly worked as unit clerk at the state hospital in New Orleans. She was a member of the Baptist Church, and of the William D. White Chapter of the Eastern Star in New Orleans.

Survivors include one son, James Melton Jorden of Teague; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one sister, Naomi Ball of Marrero, La.

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Wordell Turner, Jr.
Jun 25, 1971 - Jul 19, 1997

Wordell Turner, Jr.

Wordell Turner, Jr. 26, of Dallas, died July 19, in Dallas.

Services will be held Saturday, July 26 at Chapel Chest Baptist Church at 2619 Morrell Street in Dallas, Burial will be in Grand Prairie.

He was born June 25, 1971 in Littlefield, Texas.

Mr. Turner was preceded in death by his grandmother, Annie Bell Solomon.

He is survived by his parents, Wordell Sr. and Devon Turner of Dallas; a brother, Tyrone Turner, and a sister, Tina Turner, both of Dallas; an uncle, Glen Bell Solomon of Corsicana; a great-grandmother, Annie Jewel Solomon of Corsicana; several uncles and aunts, other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Lomax Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Sarah Theresa (Ingram) Coates
Dec 28, 1868 - Feb 11, 1934

MRS. BRUCE COATES WAS BURIED SUNDAY KERENS CEMETERY

KERENS, Feb. 12.—(Spl.)—Mrs. Bruce Coates, aged 66 years, died at the family home Saturday after a short illness of heart trouble and was buried at the Kerens cemetery at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon, Rev. Joe Everhart officiating.

She leaves a husband, three children, Bruce Coates, Jr., Mrs. Lena Collins and Mrs. Dr. G. H. Sanders; one sister, Mrs. Bob Cates, and a half brother, Wash Ingram, all of Kerens.

Mrs. Coates was a member of one of the oldest pioneer families of this part of the county. The Ingrams were among the earliest settlers in the Rural Shade community. She was related to the Kerrs and McGills of Corsicana.

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William James Towns
Jul 4, 1898 - Mar 24, 1935

TWO VICTIMS OF KNIFE ATTACK DIE RESULT OF WOUNDS

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WM. J. TOWNS WILL BE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Wm. J. Towns, aged 36 years, 1426 West Park avenue, died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday night at 9:30 o’clock from the effects of knife wounds sustained near Flynn, Leon county, Thursday night. According to information received here, the trouble occurred about 9 o’clock Thursday night in a road and that Towns crawled about several hundred yards to a pipeline where he was discovered by pipeline employees early Friday morning. Towns was slashed in the chest and abdomen when he attempted to aid a friend, Lynn Dickerson of Grand Saline, who is reported to have been slashed by the same person charged with the wounding Towns. Dickerson died last night in a Bryan hospital.

Funeral rites for Towns will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Stockton Funeral Parlors at Kerens with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Operation Performed
Towns was rushed to the local hospital in a Sutherland—McCammon ambulance where an operation was performed. A blood transfusion Friday night proved futile.

A man said to be George Ketchie, Leon county, was arrested by Leon county officers and was charged with assault with intent to murder. The accused man was brought to Corsicana Friday afternoon but the victim was in too critical a condition to make a statement or view the suspect. Ketchie was turned over to Leon county officers Saturday.

Repairing Tire
Relatives of Towns said they were advised that Dickerson and Towns were repairing a flat tire when Dickerson and another man became engaged in a controversy and that Towns went to the aid of Dickerson when he was slashed.

Towns is survived by his wife, a daughter, Carolyn Jane Towns, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Towns, Corsicana; two brothers, Robert A. Towns and John B. Towns, Jr., both of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Lela Towns Wickstrom, New York City, who is scheduled to arrive here during the week-end.

Dickerson Died at Bryan

BRYAN, Texas, March 23.—(AP)—Lynn Dickerson, 30, of Grand Saline, died in the Bryan hospital last night of stab wounds inflicted by an unidentified man at the Magnolia pipe line camp near Flynn.

Employes of the company brought Dickerson here, reporting he had been found near the camp, where he had gone in search of work.

The body was sent to Grand Saline.

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Jessie Helvetia “Vetia” (McConnico) Anderson
Feb 6, 1874 - Jan 31, 1935

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR KERENS WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Anderson, 61, who died at her home in Kerens Wednesday night following an illness of ten days were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home with burial in Kerens.

The services were conducted by the Rev. Joe Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian church and music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Joel Trimble, Mrs. W. L. Kirk, Robert Layton and Lloyd Kerr.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. P. Walker, and a son, W. H. Anderson, Jr., both of Kerens, and other relatives.

Mrs. Anderson had resided in Kerens practically all of her life and was prominent in the social and religious life of the community.

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