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Roger Monroe Richards
Mar 11, 1957 - Jun 22, 1992

Emhouse man killed in farm accident

BY CLEO BEARD
OF THE DAILY SUN STAFF

A 35-year-old Emhouse man died Monday as a result of a tractor accident in which he was pinned against a pickup truck.

Roger Richards was pronounced dead due to a crushed chest about 3:30 p.m. Monday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

NCSO Deputy Don Sullivan said Richards was working alone in a field located off of County Road SE3010 near Mildred at about 1 p.m. when the accident occurred.

Sullivan said there were no witnesses to the accident but a man who was driving along the road was flagged down by some children who told him a man was laying on the ground injured.

“So he ran out there to see about him and he (Richards) was still conscious at that time,” Sullivan said, “He asked him what happened and he told him the tractor ran over him.

Richards’ employer, Brad Farmer, told authorities that he spoke to Richards shortly before the incident. Farmer said that they were finished cutting hay for the day due to rain but Richards evidently decided to move some of the equipment.

“He just said he was going to go close the gate but apparently there was something he was trying to do,” Sullivan said.

Sullivan said that Richards was moving the equipment and got off the tractor, leaving the engine running.

“We don’t know if he just forgot to take it out of gear or if it just jumped into gear like tractors sometimes do,” he said.

The tractor apparently pressed Richards into the side of his truck which parked nearby and crushed him. The tractor continued its drive pulling away from Richards and striking a tree in the field before coming to a stop.

Richards was taken to Navarro Regional Hospital by East Texas Emergency Medical Services at about 1:30 p.m. Navarro County Justice of the Peace Wanda Hartley pronounced him dead approximately two hours later.

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Roger Richards

Roger Richards, 35, of Corsicana died June 22, 1992, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Chapel in Corsicana with Dr. Gary Johnson officiating. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery.

Survivors include three brothers, James Richards of Navarro Mills, Tommy and Eddie Richards, both of Corsicana.

Pallbearers are Larry Meador, Dan Meador, Dale Meador, Stan Farmer, Jr., Josh Meador and Ronnie Denson.

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Lewis C. Hyman
Aug 28, 1931 - Apr 27, 1992

Lewis C. Hyman

Lewis C. Hyman, 61, of Corsicana, died April 27, 1992, at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Wake services will be 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at Calvary Baptist Church, with Rev. C. M. Young officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

He was employed by the Mildred Independent School District.

Survivors include his wife, Ora Hyman of Corsicana, five daughters, Annie Isom and Gloria Ferguson, both of Houston, Brenda Moore of Littlefield, Texas, Sharon Hyman of Austin, and Corliss Gilmore of Amarillo; one son, Lewis C. Hyman, Jr. of Hearne; two step-daughters, Lakeya and Sonika Felder, both of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry and George Hyman both of Amarillo; and one step-sister, Ventress Haney of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Ferguson, Bruce Ferguson, Jr., Freddy Horne, John Otis, O. C. Holland, and Vernon Harris.

Honorary pallbearer will be Roger Majors.

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William L. Wright, Jr.
1864 - Dec 2, 1978

W. L. Wright, Jr.

Funeral for William L. Wright, Jr., 114, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Morning Star Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Curry will officiate, with burial in Woodland Cemetery.

Wright was born in 1864 in South Carolina. He was one of the organizers of the Morning Star Baptist Church, where he served as deacon.

Survivors include one son, William L. Wright 111 of Dallas; 10 grandchildren; one step-daughter, Mrs. Roberta Session of Corsicana; one step-son, Brauford Thomas of Dallas; and by other relatives and friends.

Pallbearers will be officers of the church and friends of the family.

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William Edward Pursley
Apr 20, 1870 - May 26, 1954

Thursday Rites for W. E. Pursley
Funeral services for William Edward Pursley, 84, retired farmer, 308 West Seventh avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Pursley Church of Christ.
The rites were conducted by Cato A. Sheerer, Kerens Church of Christ minister. Burial was in the Pursley cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Alva A. Pursley, Oklahoma City; Willie Henry Pursley, Bellmead (Waco) and Kennedy D. Pursley, Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Etta Brown, Abilene, and Mrs. Faye McCall, Pursley; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Pursley, Sylvester, and Newt Pursley, Buffalo Gap, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were B. Anderson, O. T. Nutt, Bob Clemons, J. W. York, Tim Anderson, and John D. Mahoney.
Corley Directed.

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W. E. Pursley Dies here Wednesday
William Edward Pursley, 84, native of Navarro county, 308 West Seventh avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning.
Funeral services will be held from the Pursley Church of Christ Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Pursley cemetery.
Surviving are three sons, Alva A. Pursley, Oklahoma City; Willie Henry Pursley, Bellmead (Waco), and Kennedy D. Pursley, Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Etta Brown, Abilene, and Mrs. Faye McCall, Pursley; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two brothers, John Pursley, Silvester, and Newt Pursley, Buffalo Gap, and other relatives.
Corley will direct.

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Charles Edward Curtis
Jul 22, 1854 - Dec 26, 1930

AGED PURSLEY MAN DIED FROM HEART ATTACK ON FRIDAY
Funeral services for Charles Edward Curtis, aged 76 years, farmer, formerly resident of Corsicana, who died with a heart attack in the Pursley community Friday morning at 1 o'clock, were held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D. C. Stanley, Pursley, Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in the Pursley cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Vaughn.
Mr. Curtis was a native of Texas, and had lived in Navarro county for a number of years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Tom Weatherby, Hillsboro; Mrs. Tom Warren and Mrs. Homer Holtzclaw, both of Dawnsville, La.; and Mrs. Stanley, Pursley; three sons, C. E. Curtis, Jr., Houston; T. Curtis, Wink; and Jack Curtis, Austin; and a number of grandchildren.
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Mary Jane (Standlee) Whitley
March 7, 1847 - Dec 26, 1930

Aged Resident of Dawson Died Early Friday Morning
DAWSON, Dec 27, Mrs. Mary Jane Whitley, 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nora Dawson, one mile east of town at the Uncle Brit Dawson homestead, Friday morning at 6 o'clock, and the funeral services were held at the Dawson cemetery Saturday where interment was made. She had been in declining health for several months.
Surviving are two daughers, Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. O. C. Davis, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

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Charles "Charlie" Bee, Sr.
Sep 17, 1864 - Dec 26, 1930

LOCAL BUSINESS MAN PASSED AWAY FRIDAY MORNING
Charles Bee, Sr., aged 66 years, died at his home 1605 West Seventh avenue, Friday morning at 6 o'clock and the funeral will be held from the family home Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. He had been in ill health for several years. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. L .Hines, Church of Christ minister.
Mr. Bee was a native of New York, but has resided in Texas 41 years. He had resided in Corsicana 33 years, and had been one of the proprietors of the Corsicana Marble and Granite Works during that time.  He was one of the best-known men of his profession.
Surviving, are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Harrison, Corsicana; three sons, Clarence Bee Somerville; Charles Bee, Jr., and Roland Bee, both of Corsicana and several grandchildren.
Active pallbearers will be Ed Holmes, Elmer Keith, Harry Mason, Ben Blackmon, Franklin Seale, A. T. Taylor, Lawrence Prine and Will Thompson.
The Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the grave.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHARLES BEE, SR. ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Charles Bee, Sr., 66 who died Friday morning at 6 o’clock were held from the residence, 1605 West Seventh avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. J. L. Hines, Church of Christ minister. He had been in ill health for several years.

Mr. Bee was a native of New York, but had been in Texas forty-one years, an had been connected with the Corsicana Marble and Granite Works for the past thirty-three years. He was well-known in his profession over Texas.

He was a member of the Masonic order which had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Roy Harrison, Corsicana; three sons, Clarence Bee, Somerville; and Charles Bee, Jr., and Roland Bee, both of this city and several grand-children.

Pallbearers were Ed Holmes, Elmer Keith, Harry Mason, Ben Blackmon, Franklin Seale, A. T. Taylor, Lawrence Prince and Will Thompson.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Pursley
Aug 1933 - Aug 1933

Infant Is Buried Pursley Cemetery Tuesday Morning
Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pursley of the Pursley community who died about noon Monday, were held at Pursley Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock with burial in the Pursley cemetery.
Surviving are the parents and a sister.
The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Virgil T. Gilcrease
Aug. 31, 1895 - Jul. 20, 1969

Gilcrease Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for V. T. (Jay) Gilcrease, 74, retired farmer who died Sunday. J. Leathal Roberts pastor of College Hill Church of Christ officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

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Mary Eugenia (Pace) Frey
Mar 5, 1917 - Apr 24, 1989

Mrs. Brice A. Frey Jr.

Mrs. Brice A. (Deedy) Frey, Jr., 72, of Corsicana, died April 24, 1989, at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Charles Rice officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born March 5, 1917, in Corsicana and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School, attended Southern Methodist University, and graduated from the University of Illinois in 1940. She was the daughter of Homer E. and Mary Corley Pace. She was preceded in death by her husband, Brice A. Frey Jr., in 1976.

She is survived by one son, Alan Brice Frey of Portland, Maine; one granddaughter, Corina Frey of Portland, Maine; and one brother, Home E. Pace of Midland.

Pallbearers will be Lynn Sanders, James E. Fortson, Dr. Clyde Stroud, James West, Pete Walton, Stan Lawton, Herb Johnson, Bob Wheelock, Dr. Robert Mertz and Embry Ferguson.

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Homer Eugene Pace
Feb 17, 1887 - Jul 8, 1952

Rites Wednesday For Homer Pace

Funeral rites for Homer E. Pace 66, retired wholesale grocer and former constable, were held at 4 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Pace was a member.

Pace died of a heart attack early Tuesday at the family home.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Homer Pace, Jr., Albuquerque, N.M.; two daughters, Mrs. Brice E. Frey, Jr., New York City and Mrs. Claytie Reese, Gonzales; four grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Louise Pace King, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Richard J. Hughes, Kay Tatum, Embry Ferguson, H. G. Andrews, Jr., Ralph Tatum, Jr. and Bob Spradlin.

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Estelle (Burks) McDowell
May 4, 1901 - Jul. 19, 1969

Mrs. McDowell

Mrs. Estelle McDowell, 63, died Saturday at her home in Weatherford.

Funeral services are set Monday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Chapel with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, Palmer H. McDowell of Brownsville; daughter, Mrs. Joyce McDowell of Weatherford; brother C. L. Burks, of Houston; four sisters, Mrs. A. M. Emmert of Corsicana, Mrs. J. M. Manning of San Angelo, Mrs. W. C. Murdock of Houston and Mrs. Gerald Pevehouse of Whitney; several nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Wilburn Connaly “Bill” Sanders
Feb 20, 1912 - Feb 9, 1992

Wilburn Sanders

Wilburn “Bill” Sanders, 79, of Corsicana, died Feb. 9, 1922, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.

Services were 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery, and Masonic Rites were conducted.

He was born Feb. 20, 1912, in Houston, and was employed as safety director at Gulf Oil. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy McNutt Sanders.

Survivors include one daughter, Carol Sanders of South Lake; three sons, Steve Sanders of South Lake, Phillip H. Sanders of Houston, and Michael Sanders of Garland; one brother, Merlin “Doc” Sanders of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Phillip N. Smith, Glenn Moore, Dee Hawkinson, James Clark, Bob McElroy, Will Hashop and Joe Hashop.

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Molly Viola (Bowden) McNutt
Apr 21, 1877 - Nov 22, 1959

Mrs. McNutt Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Viola McNutt, 82, who died Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from First Baptist church, with Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor, officiating. Mrs. McNutt was a member of the church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The widow of the late J. W. McNutt, Mrs. McNutt lived at 712 North 23rd street. She died following a long illness.

Mrs. McNutt had spent most of her life in Navarro county. She was a native of Salesbury, Tenn.

Surviving are five sons, Leo, John and Claude McNutt, all of Corsicana; Bowden McNutt of Waco; and Jack McNutt of Yselta; a daughter, Mrs. W. C. Sanders of Ranger; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. M. E. Cummins and Mrs. J. D. Burdine, both of Rice; and Mrs. Clay Fluker, Sr., Corsicana; three brothers, Justice Grover C. Bowden and W. M. Bowden, both of Corsicana; and John Bowden of Rice, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hubert Bowden, Ernest Cummins, Clay Fluker, Jr., Alvin Jones, Max Bowden and T. U. Bowden, all nephews. Other nephews were honorary pallbearers.

McCammon directed.

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Edna Mae (Roe) Adams
Oct 26, 1917 - Mar 20, 2005

Edna Mae Adams

Edna Mae Adams, 87, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Kindred Hospital in Fort Worth.

Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel with the Rev. Curtis Gilbert officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jack Fowler, Jackie Tramel, Bill Tramel, Bill Sifers, Joe Bullard, Chad Owens and Elvin Sikes.

Mrs. Adams was born Oct. 26, 1917, in Drane to James and Clara Penney Roe. She worked at the Hat Factory for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husfand Loyce Adams; and daughter, Linda Williford.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon and Doug Fraley of Corsicana; daughter, Jane Adams of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jon and Gina Fraley of Carrollton, and niece, Paula Garrett of Garland.

A memorial guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com. Click on obituaries and go to the name Edna Mae Adams to sign book and to submit memorial message.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Richard Wayne Adams
Feb 21, 1917 - Apr 28, 1992

Richard W. Adams

Richard Wayne Adams of Crossroads died Tuesday, April 28, 1992 after a lengthy illness.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Jane Adams of Crossroads, and Steven and Belinda Adams of Corsicana; five grandchildren, Mark Adams and Chanda Adams, both of Crossroads, and Matthew Adams, Joshua Adams and Daniel Adams, all of Corsicana; one sister, Genell Scruggs; and one brother, Boyce Adams.

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Myra Elnora (Trueblood) Adamson
April 12, 1922 - March 26, 1999

Myra Elnora Adamson

Myra Elnora Adamson, 76, of Frost passed away Friday, March 26, 1999, at her residence.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. today at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Blooming Grove, with David Lyle Snyder officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Matt Norris, Charlie Norris, Alex Adamson, Buddy Adamson, Dennis Adamson, Jr. and Russell Adamson. Honorary pallbearer will be Louis Adamson.

Mrs. Adamson was born in Nelson, Neb. On April 12, 1922.

Mrs. Adamson is survived by her husband, Harold A. Adamson of Frost, sons and daughters-in-law, Bob and Nelda Adamson of Milford, Dennis and Sammie Adamson of Blooming Grove and Harold Lee Adamson of Frost; daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Danny Martin of Streetman and Diane and Roy Norris of Frost; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sisters, Margaret Stark of Lyons, Kan. And Marcene Clark of Haysville, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Adamson was preeded in death by her brother, Robert Clayton Trueblood; and sister, Irene Krusinksi.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Blooming Grove.

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Maude (Jones) Anderson-Ainsworth
Jul 8, 1886 - May 24, 1967

Final Rites Are Held For Mrs. Ainsworth

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday for Mrs. Maude Anderson Ainsworth, 80, who died Tuesday at Paulyne’s Convalescent home in Corsicana.

Rites were held from the Corley Funeral Home chapel, with the Rev. T. F. Donald minister of the Assembly of God, conducting. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Jim C. Ainsworth, Corsicana; a grandson, Ted Anderson, Dallas, eight stepchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Ainsworth was a retired Assembly of God minister, and a longtime resident of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were W. C. Bates, Leroy Elmore, J. B. Thompkins, R. T. Baker, N. W. Levins, W. O. Capehart.

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Lottie (Tillman) Albritton
Apr 14, 1919 - Feb 12, 1992

Lottie Albritton

Lottie Albritton, 72, of Corsicana, died at her residence.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Methodist Church in Corsicana, with the Rev. Connley Dugger and the Rev. Sally Fleming officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Carolyn Kittrell and Linda Albritton, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mae Ferrell of Dresden, Theo Coffey of Stephenville, Geneva Tillman and Katerine Tramel, both of Bossier City, La.; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers are Johnny Tramel, Joe Tramel, Bob Coffey, Elwood Ferrell, Tillman Ferrell and Joe Albritton.

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Lydia Eugene (Baker) Alexander
Nov 1, 1895 - Dec 4, 1978

Mrs. Alexander

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. O. C. Alexander, 83, of Purdon who died Monday at Corsicana Nursing Home.

The Rev. Marvin D. Rich and Rev. Fred Burns will officiate and burial is to be in the Dresden Cemetery.

She was a native of Leon County and had lived in Purdon for 45 years. She was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Odie C. Alexander, Jr. of Garland; five daughters, Mrs. Esther Ellis and Mrs. Cleo Baker, both of Purdon Mrs. Katherine Sanders of Magnolia, Mrs. Neva Thomas of Borger, and Mrs. Patty Wallace of Houston; one brother Jake Goulding of Corsican; and one sister, Mrs. Velma Paris of Lufkin; and a number of grandchildren.

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Charles Clair Allen
Mar 4, 1910 - Jun 20, 1975

C. C. Allen

Services will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clair C. Allen, 65, resident of Dallas, who died Friday in Dallas.

Rev. Mickey Loftis will officiate, with burial at Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ruth Brim Allen, of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

He was a 35 year resident of Dallas and served in the Marines during World War 11.

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Alice Mae (Turner) Derden
Mar 25, 1908 - Feb 11, 1992

Alice M. Derden

Alice M. Derden, 83, died Feb. 11, 1992, at her residence in Purdon.

Services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Doyle Purifoy, and the Rev. O. E. Permenter officiating. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

She was born Mar. 25, 1908, in Jester, and was a housewife. She resided in Purdon for the last 10 years and was a member of the Purdon Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Riley M. Derden; and one son, Earnest Derden.

Survivors include three sons, Russell Derden and Johnnie Derden both of Rice, and Spruce Derden of Abilene; three daughters, Vera Morrison and Bonnie Follis, both of Dallas, and Iris Owens of Purdon; two brothers, Grady Turner of Corsicana, and Clyde Turner of San Antonio; one sister, Annie Bell Stephens of Purdon; 24 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Rickey Sykes, Ricky Boulware, Don Whitten, Denis Unal, William Young, John Barber and Robert Reed.

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Waymon Randean Perry
Dec 1, 1916 - July 15, 1990

Waymon R. Perry

Waymon R. Perry, 73, of Rockdale, died July 15, 1990, in Rockdale.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Mahoney officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

He was born Dec. 1, 1916, in Navarro County, and had lived in Rockdale for many years. He was an employee at the Lighthouse for the Blind and a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include three brothers, Odis Perry of Woodville, Jim Perry of Dallas, and Glyn Perry of Dickinson; one sister, Frances Arlene Turner of Delta, Colo.; one sister-in-law, Omega Perry of Pasadena; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ada Belle (Woodruff) Price
Aug 20, 1909 - Sep 4, 1987

Ada Bell Price

Mrs. Ada Belle Price of Barry died Friday at her residence in Barry.

Services are 2 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery with the Rev. Buster Jordan officiating.

Price was a lifetime resident of Barry, a former city council member and a member of the Barry Methodist Church.

She is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. E. (Mayvious) Varnell of Italy; three nephews, Robert G. Varnell of Dallas, Jack Varnell of Italy and Pat Garrett of Lubbock.

Pallbearers will be James E. Watson, Craig Varnell, David Varnell, John W. Braly, Paul Garrett, and Joe Parks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Doyle Carroll, Ray Dean Carroll, George Mitchell, Carroll Boswell, Dr. Robert Jones, Roger Johnston, Orville Stotts, Lowell Reed, Leone Reed.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

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Florence Sue (Tanner) Whitfield
Oct 11, 1912 - Sep 9, 1987

Florence Whitfield

Florence Sue Whitfield, 74, of Blum, died in a Hico nursing home Wednesday.

Graveside service is 10 a.m. Friday in Dawson Cemetery.

Born Oct. 11, 1912, Mrs. Whitfield was a native of Navarro County and a resident of Blum for several years. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Methodist Church in Dawson.

She is survived by her husband, Herman A. Whitfield, of Blum; two sons, Gary G. Whitfield, of Blum, and Coy L. Whitfield, of California; three brothers, Owen Tanner, of Waco, and Rovene Tanner and Fred Tanner, both of Dallas; three sisters, Faye Brink of Waco, Grace Farmer, of Corsicana, and Robbie Adams, of Dawson; and three grandchildren.

Wade Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Troy Branham
Apr 13, 1913 - Sep 7, 1987

Troy Branham

Troy Branham, 74, of Dawson, died Monday in Corsicana.

Service is 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Wade Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Thompson officiating. Burial will be in the Dawson Cemetery.

Born in Henderson, Branham lived in Hill County and moved to Dawson in 1983. He retired from the Corps of Engineers and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dawson. He also served in the U. S. Army during World War II

Survivors include his wife, Emma Branham, of Dawson; two brothers, Arthur Branham of Wortham; and Orthor Branham of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Alyce Willard of Dawson and Mrs. Lillian Scott of Waco and several nieces and nephews.

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Wayne Emory Allard
Jul 9, 1915 - Dec 16, 1978

Wayne Emory Allard

DAWSON—Funeral services will be held Monday at 3 p.m. at the Dawson Methodist Church for Wayne Emory Allard, 63, who died Saturday in a Waco hospital.

The Rev. Haldor Duncan and Rev. Orris Sougstead will officiate with burial in Dawson Cemetery. Eubanks Funeral Home of Hubbard is in charge of the services.

A resident of Dawson the past 50 years, he served as editor of the Dawson Herald for 20 years and as justice of the peace for an additional 12 years. He was a retired captain in the U. S. Army, serving in World War 11 and the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, Jessie Mae Allard of Dawson; one son, David Wayne Allard of Bryan; two brothers, David Allard of Tyler and Garland Allard of Corpus Christi; and one sister, Mrs. Marguerite Champion of Arizona.

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Richard Daniel Scott
Apr 25, 1916 - Dec 19, 1997

Richard Daniel Scott, 81, was born Apr. 25, 1916, in Red Hill, Henderson County, to Joseph Oscar and Emma Echols Scott. He died Friday, Dec. 19, 1997.

Services will be held Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Connally Dugger of First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

He graduated from Athens High School and Lon Morris College, where he was member of the class of 1936. He completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in school administration at what is now the University of North Texas. Prior to World War II he was high school principal at Blooming Grove and Trinidad. As a Navy lieutenant, he served aboard the USS Saugatuck, a fleet tanker attached to the task forces involved in eight major battles of the Pacific Theater. He married Jimmie Lou Gayden on Jan. 20, 1946 in Waco.

After moving to Corsicana in 1947, Mr. Scott was in the insurance business several years and participated in many civic activities including president of the Lions's Club. He was president of the Dad's Club (CHS football booster club) in 1963 when the Tigers won the State Championship. After returning to teaching, he retired in 1981.

He was a lifelong Methodist.

Survivors include his daughters, Sharon Scott Russell, Beverly Scott Bass and her husband Robert of Ft. Worth, Peggy Scott of Corsicana; grandsons, Ian Parker and Colin Parker; sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth (Bill) Sittel of Dallas, Mrs. Emma Jane Dickie of Murchison, Mrs. Madge Hoybook of Murchison; brothers, Joe Bailey Scott of Ranger, Joe (Mann) Scott of Murchison; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Scott was preceded in death by his wife, Jimmie Lou Gayden Scott.

Pallbearers will be Arthur Evans, Richard Belinke, Robert Bass, Charles Parker, Ian Parker and Colin Parker.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Martha Ollie Campbell
Apr 5, 1891 - Oct 30, 1971

MISS CAMPBELL BG EX-TEACHER DIES IN MEXIA

Miss Ollie Campbell, retired public school teacher, died Saturday, October 30, in a Mexia hospital following an extended illness. She was 80 years old.

Miss Campbell retired in the spring of 1964 after teaching in the Blg Grove school 23 years. She had also taught in the school of Tehuacana Valley, Forrest Glade and Tehuacana.

Funeral was held Monday afternoon at 3 oclock in Mexia and interment was in Wortham Cemetery.

Casket Bearers, all nephews of Miss Campbell, were Howard Campbell, J.W. Coker, Bill Palmer, Harold Hughes, James Calame and Harold Calame.

No immediate family survives.

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  • d/o Isaac M. Campbell & Martha (Barnes) Campbell
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Stanford Taylor Dosser
Feb 11, 1882 - Feb 22, 1971

S. T. Dosser Dies Monday

S. T. Dosser, 89, retired farmer, died Monday in the Evergreen Nursing Home. He had resided in Corsicana 65 years, and was a native of Taylor, Texas.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be the Rev. Eugene Wood and the Rev. Kenneth Hailey. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by five sons, Ervin M. Dosser, Dallas; Thomas M. Dosser, Durham, N.C.; Emmet B. Dosser and Woodrow W. Dosser, both of Corsicana; and Elton W. Dosser, Oklahoma City; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Mae Terry, Moran, Texas; and one brother, Allen D. Dosser, Long Beach, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Marvin White, Jackson Taylor, Leroy Terry, Guy Farmer, A. W. Upton and Jack Rea.

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Ora (Marshall) Dosser
Dec. 4, 1878 - Feb. 16, 1948

MRS. ORA DOSSER FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY 2 P.M.

Mrs. Ora Dosser, aged 69 years, 2313 West First avenue, died Monday.

Surviving are her husband, S. T. Dosser, Corsicana; five sons, E. M. Dosser and E. W. Dosser, both of Dallas; T. M. Dosser, Durham, N. C.; E. B. and W. W. Dosser, both of Corsicana; four grandchildren and other relatives including a brother, L. M. Marshall, Dallas; and two sisters, Mrs. C. C. Sands and Mrs. J. H. Sutton, both of Corsicana.

Mrs. Dosser was a native of the Drane community.

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Herbert Dudley, minister of the church.

The body will lie in state at the church Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until the funeral hour.

Pallbearers will be Shelby Hicks, L. P. Tilton, Walter Beeman, Howard Drain, Jim Taylor, Roy Alterman, Fred Bunch, and Walter Hamilton.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Henry Edwin Call
Jan. 1, 1895 - Sep. 5, 1987

Henry E. Call

Henry E. Call, 92, of Corsicana died Saturday at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by two daughters, Martha Wilcox of Spring and Ann Griffin of Dawson; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Lee Garitty of Corsicana and Louise Cash of Tyler.

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Nancy Lorraine (Benson) Stewart-Cartlidge
Aug 1, 1934 - Sep 5, 1987

Nancy L. Cartlidge

Mrs. Nancy Lorraine Cartlidge, 53, of Garland, died Sept.5.

Services were at 1 p.m. Monday at the Hilliard Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Andy Cherry officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery in Van, Texas.

Survivors include her husband, Clayton Cartlidge of Garland; a son, Douglas Stewart of Ft. Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Sue Burton of Garland; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Cinda Beddingfield of Tyler and Mrs. Debra Roberts of Corsicana; a mother-in-law, Mrs. Eula Cartlidge of Corsicana; and seven grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Kevin Stagner, Scott Stagner, David Thompson, Todd Thompson, David Jonas and Bill Baker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - September 8, 1987
  • Union Chapel Cemetery, Van, Tx.
  • 1st husband Billy Dene Stewart 2nd Clayton Cartlidge; d/o E. H. Benson & Julia (King) Benson
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

George W. Crippen
Dec 20, 1911 - Sep 6, 1987

George W. Crippen

George W. Crippen, 75, of Hubbard, died Sunday near Dawson.

Memorial service was Tuesday at the First Baptist Church in Hubbard with the Rev. Rob Harris officiating. Burial will be 2:30 p.m. in Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Bossier City, La.

Born in Deberry, Texas, Crippen lived in Hubbard since 1980 where he moved from Bossier City. He was a retired barber and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Margaret Crippen of Hubbard; a daughter, Barbara Miles of Oklahoma City; a brother Vernon Crippen, of Nacadoches; and two grandchildren.

Wade Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Sep 8, 1987
  • Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery, Bossier City, La.
  • h/o Jessie Margaret (unk) Crippen; s/o George Crippen and Carrie (Greer) Crippen
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Margie Dell (Reed) Crump
Dec 19, 1923 - Jul 21, 1969

Mrs. W. D. Crump

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Wallace D. Crump, 45, who was killed in an auto accident south of here Monday morning.

She resided in Bakersfield, Calif.

Surviving are her husband, W. D. Crump of Bakersfield; four sons, Homer David Alsobrook of the U. S. Army in Korea, Frank Henderson Alsobrook of Ashdown, Ark., Rickey Dale Lee and Garry Wayne Lee of Bakersfield; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Frances Pope of Grenada Hills, Calif. And Mrs. Betty Klien of New Jersey; and her mother, Mrs. Alice Trailer of Ashdown.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 22, 1969
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas per Death certificate
  • w/o 1st husband Lonnie Lee 2nd husband Frank Henderson Alsobrook married Jun. 18, 1942 3rd husband Wallace D. Crump d/o Arthur Reed and Ollie (Cole) Reed per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Clyde Franklin
May 23, 1929 - Dec 1978

Funeral services for Clyde Franklin, 48, a resident of Seattle, Wash. And a native of Rosser, Texas, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Bellvue, Wash., with burial following in Washington state.

He died Thursday in Seattle. He was the husband of Navarro County native Ora Dodd.

Survivors include his widow, who now lives in Seattle; two children, Leslie and Gary of Seattle; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Franklin of Rosser; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Dodd of Corsicana; and other relatives.

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William Ray Lasley
Nov 15, 1893 - Dec 1, 1978

W. R. Lasley

KERRVILLE—Services for William Ray Lasley, 85, a Corsicana native and long-time Kerrville resident, were to be at 11 a.m. today at the Kerrville Funeral Home. Mr. Elmer Moore was to officiate, with burial in Garden of Memories Cemetery here.

A resident of Kerrville since 1951, Lasley was a retired pipe fitter and a member of the Junction Highway Church of Christ.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Linnie E. Lasley of Kerrville; two daughters, Mrs. Dale Eastland of Liverpool, Tx. And Mrs. Vera Archer of Alabama; by six grandchildren; by six great-grandchildren; and by one brother, Leonard D. Lasley of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 4, 1978
  • Buried in Garden of Memories Cemetery, Kerrville, Texas
  • h/o Lennie Etta (Fuller) Lasley married Jan. 9, 1926 in Navarro County, Texas; s/o James William Lasley and Ida Eloise (Grandberry) Lasley
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Epsie (Jones) Vardeman
Feb 27, 1907 - Jun 21, 1992

Epsie Jones Vardeman

Mrs. Epsie Jones Vardeman, 85, of Hubbard, died Sunday, June 21, 1992, in Oakview Manner Nursing Home in Hubbard.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday in Wade Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiated. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard. Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard was in charge of arrangements.

She was born Feb. 27, 1907, in Hubbard, to William Haywood Jones and Tennie Medley Jones. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Hubbard.

Survivors include two sons, Garnet Vardeman and Gene Vardeman, both of Waco; one daughter, Dixie Wilson of Mount Pleasant; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, Alton Eugene Vardeman, in 1927.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 23, 1992
  • Fairview Cemetery, Hubbard, Tx.
  • w/o Alton A. Vardeman married Mar. 23, 1923; d/o William Haywood Jones & Tennie (Medley) Jones
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Carol Evone (Baldridge) Lee
Feb 16, 1940 - Nov 8, 2013

Carol E. Lee, 73, of Corsicana passed away at Country Meadows Nursing home on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. Graveside services are scheduled for Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating.

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Carol Evone Lee, age 73, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, November 8, 2013 at Country Meadow Nursing Home in Corsicana. She was born on February 16, 1940 in Waco, Texas to James Aubrey and Hadley Sybil Baldridge.

Carol worked as a caterer in Navarro County for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

No formal visitation is planned. A graveside committal service is scheduled for Monday, November 11, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas with Mr. Sam Dilbeck.

Notes:

  • w/o Carl B. Lee; d/o James Aubrey Baldridge & Hadley Sybil (Terrell) Baldridge
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Katherine Frances (Sheffield) Bell
Oct 30, 1920 - Oct 19, 2013

Katherine Frances (Sheffield) Bell passed away at 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at Texas Health Resources Hospital in Plano, just short of her 93rd birthday. She was preceded in death by her husband William Thomas (Buddy) Bell, Jr. who died in February 1987. They were married Jan. 5, 1935 in Blooming Grove. Both were longtime residents of Navarro County.

Katherine was one of 10 children (five boys and five girls) born in Johnson County to J. S. (Jake) and Pollie Sheffield.

She is survived by a sister Oleta Grounds, 91, of Corsicana; her son Dale O. Bell and wife, Sharon; her daughter, Betty Beauchamp and husband, L. Joe Beauchamp, of Melissa with whom she lived for the past eight years. She is also survived by grandchildren Cathy Mozelle of Melissa, Michelle Presley of Corsicana, Joe Paul Beauchamp of Prosper, and Tara Podjenski of Corsicana; great-grandchildren Amy McCarty of Celina, Makenna, Callie and William Beauchamp of Prosper; Zachary and Zane Dickerson and Haley Jenkins of Mildred; Colton and Kennedie Dunlap of Corsicana, and Colin J. Hawks of Denton; great-great-grandchildren Justin and Jason Coxsey of Celina and many nieces and nephews.

Katherine’s wish was to donate her body to science with her remains being cremated and ultimately interred at UT Southwestern University Medical Center’s Donor Memorial Garden in Dallas. Always a loving and giving person, her final gift will benefit all those who follow. She was baptized in the 1950s by Pastor W. M. Shamburger, First Baptist Church, Corsicana.

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Wilmer Lee "Bubba" Andrews
June 30, 1930 - Nov 3, 2013

W. L. “Bubba” Andrews, 83, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Ennis Care Center. He was born June 30, 1930 in Corsicana to parents, Marshall William and Thelma Jewel Andrews.

He was a wonderful and loving father and grandfather. He was a veteran, having served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict, and was a Texas National Guard reservist. He was a very avid fisherman, and had a great love for being outdoors. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents, M.W. (Bill) and Thelma Andrews; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret and Dewey Hickson; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Clearcy Shoemaker.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Ruby Nell Andrews; daughter, Rebecca Mathews and husband Charles (Matt); sons, Tracy Andrews and partner Wes Stacy and David Andrews and wife Wendy; grandchildren, Kristian Cruz and husband Joseph, Amber Antillon and husband Peter, Nikki Satterwhite and husband Mac, Laura Andrews, Rusty Thompson, and Marshall Andrews; and nine great-grandchildren.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 at Dresden Cemetery with Chaplain Kirk Curry officiating. Interment will follow with military honors.

Memorial contributions may be made to any wounded veterans organization.

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Billy Eark Petty
Jan 21, 1943 - Nov 3, 2013

Billy E. Petty, 70, of Mabank passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013. He was born Jan. 21, 1943 in Eureka to Eark and Obie Petty. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Petty of Mabank; three children, Billy Petty and wife Monetta of Mabank, Debra Modlin and Damon Diaz of DeSoto and Mack Petty and wife Kathy of Mabank; four sisters, Ruth McCall and husband Albert of Ferris, Margie Harris and LB of Yantis, Joy Wiese and husband Willie of Corsicana and Florence Young and husband William of Eureka; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other family members.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Lorgne Wishon and Laura Dill; brothers, David Petty, Robert Petty and Roy Petty; son, Don Petty; daughter-in-law, Karen Petty and grandson, Don Petty Jr.

Visitation was held Monday, Nov. 4, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Joe Watson officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stanley Petty, Kevin Modlin, Mack Petty Jr., Joey Smith, David Benton and Roger Benton.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Mary Myrtle (Love) Champion
June 16, 1922 - Nov 7, 2013

Mary Myrtle Champion, 91, went to be with Jesus Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013.
She was born June 16, 1922 in Corsicana to Carlos and Gertrude Love.

Mary was a life-long resident of Corsicana. She graduated Corsicana High School as valedictorian. She worked as a telephone operator for AT&T for 45 years. Mary was the loving wife of Willis Champion.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.

She is survived by daughter, Barbara Miller; grandchildren, Glenn and Mary Kay Stone of White Oak; great-grandson, Mason and Tausha Stone of White Oak; two great great-grandchildren, Maci and Kayleigh Stone; and brother, James Love and wife, Joyce of Corsicana. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She will be greatly missed by family and friends. She lived a wonderful life and loved Jesus. The family wants to thank all for the prayers, the staff at Navarro Regional Hospital, the workers and staff from Family First Hospice. A special thank you goes to her life-long physician Dr. Kent Rogers, and her sitter Virginia Nicklas.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tom McDaniels officiating. Pallbearers will be Glenn Stone, Don Bates, Mason Stone, Daniel Valdivia and John Bentley. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

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Alvin Glyn Brooks
July 31, 1934 - Nov 5, 2013

Alvin Brooks, 79, of Arlington passed away Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at his residence in Arlington. He was born July 31, 1934 in Silver City, Texas to parents Andrew and Myrtle Brooks.

He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend. He was employed with the Arlington Independent School District in the maintenance department, and retired after 49 years and three months of service. After retirement he had a great love for gardening, and being outdoors. He was a member of Woods Chapel Baptist Church in Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bobbie Nell Brooks; parents, Andrew and Myrtle Brooks; sister, Vivie Thomas; and brothers, Ernest, Leonard Wade, Buddy, Merrell, and Willie Brooks.

He is survived by his sons, James Brooks and wife Mindy of Venus and Ronny Brooks and wife Kathy of Alvarado; nine Grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, Charles Brooks of Mansfield; sisters, Adene Cumbie of Corsicana, Maudene Blackburn of Conroe, and Bonnie Fay Price of Bastrop.

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

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Brooks, Christopher Brooks, Jonathan Brooks, Glenn Brooks, Wayne Burgdorf, and Dennis Jorgensen.

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Johnnie A. Walter Jr.
abt 1927 - Oct 31, 2013

Johnnie A. Walter Jr., 86, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31,
2013 at the Ennis Care Center. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Lifeline Fellowship Family Church located at 5301 West Hwy 31, with Pastor James Walter and Pastor Leon Tates officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jan Carol (Miller) Salinas
May 31, 1964 - Nov 3, 2013

Mrs. Jan C. Salinas, 49, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born May 31, 1964 in Waco to parents Weldon C. and Eunice Miller.

She worked for many years as a waitress.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eunice Miller and a sister, Danna Kay Lamb.

She is survived by her husband, Richard Salinas; father, Weldon C. Miller; sons, Joshua and Timothy Clark; brother, Clayton Miller; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and extended family and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Father Edward Monk officiating.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 5, 2013
  • w/o Donald Allen Clark and Richard Salinas; d/o Weldon Carroll Miller & Eunice Marion (Garrett) Miller
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Lola Inez (Adams) Coleman
Mar 9, 1919 - Nov 6, 2013

Lola Inez Adams Coleman, 94, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013 under the tender care of Twilight Nursing Home staff and Mercy Hospice. Mrs. Coleman was born March 9, 1919, in Gillham, Ark. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joe; her parents, Morley and Hattie Adams; son-in-law, David Garland; granddaughter Kristine Girouex; great-granddaughters Molly and Jordan Wilson and Tori Peavler; and her younger brother and sister, Virginia Knowles and Morley Adams, Jr.

Mrs. Coleman is survived by her daughters and sons-in law, Nancy and Jeff Barton of Ardmore, Okla., and Jody and Glenn Blanchard of Corsicana, and Tom Peavler of Waverly, Kan. She also leaves grandchildren Tom Peavler and Dana Peters of Independence, Mo.; Tricia Peavler of Alexandria, Va., Tim and Susan Peavler of Spring Hill, Kan.; Joel Garland of Fort Worth, and JoLynn and Paul Wilson of Corsicana; great-grandchildren April Peavler of Carlisle, Pa., Shawn Peavler of Independence, Mo., Annie Peavler of Overland Park, Kan., Trey Peavler of Spring Hill, Kan., Haley Garland and Riley Wilson, both of Corsicana, Marcellus, Egypt, and Olivia Peavler of Carlisle, Pa., and dear friends, Al Smith and Barbara Duran of Denver, Colo.

Mrs. Coleman grew up in the oil fields of Oklahoma, Texas, and California. She and her husband raised their children in his home town of Pawhuska, Okla., before moving to Denver, Colo. Mrs. Coleman never stopped learning. She continued to take college courses that enabled her to rise to the rank of GS-12 in Civil Service, a rank unheard of for women of her era, at the Air Force Finance and Accounting Center in Denver, Colo. She adored the Denver Broncos and held season tickets for 30 years, even traveling to their spring training sites and many out of town games. She was an avid card player, and rarely lost a game. She was an exquisite seamstress, cook, and hostess. She loved entertaining and her home was always filled with great food and great times.

After her husband passed away, and until her very late 80s, she drove a 38-foot motor home all over the United States and Mexico by herself.  Mrs. Coleman was a world traveler and enjoyed a long retirement in either her beloved Rocky Mountains or on the beaches of Puerto Penasco, Mexico and San Benita, Texas. Hawaii was a favorite destination and she made several trips there as well as to Europe, the Caribbean, and the British Isles. She loved adventure and went to Morocco with her daughter, Nancy, at age 77 and rode a camel. She told the family, “It took two men and a boy to get me on that camel, but I had to do it because I wasn’t sure I’d ever get another chance.” That statement epitomized her unparalleled zest for life and adventure.

Mrs. Coleman will be cremated under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana and The Neptune Society, according to her wishes. She will be buried with her husband at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery in Oklahoma where her mother and father are also interred. The family will gather for a private memorial and a true celebration of her remarkable life.

The family wishes to express their incredible gratitude to Jordan Golden and Alicia Rogers and the amazing staff at Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana for their kindness, care, and concern for Mrs. Coleman. This journey would have been much more difficult for the family without their unwavering compassion and support. They also wish to thank Mercy Hospice and especially Nona Shirley, for their wonderful care in their mother’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, please support the Care Center at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton in Corsicana, TX, 75110 or Mercy Hospice at 417 Oak Bend Suite #170, Lewisville, TX 75067.

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Joe Allen Greenup Jr.
June 24, 1965 - Nov 5, 2013

Joe Allen Greenup Jr., 48, of Waxahachie went home to be with our Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He was born to Betty Greenup and the late Joe Greenup, Sr. on June 24, 1965 in Corsicana. He graduated from Mildred High School in 1983.

With a caring nature and the warmth of his smile, Joe never met a stranger. He had a generous helpful way about him, always willing to do whatever possible to ensure the well being of those who love him. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Brenda; he was a loving father to Ashley Smith and husband David, Christopher Greenup, Sherman Greenup and wife Nichole, Trista Wheeler and husband Jared, and Kayla Bender; he was the proud grandfather of Nicholas, Hayden, McKenzi, Colton, Dillon, and Landon; mother, Betty Greenup; brothers, James and Michael Greenup; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Neal officiating. Interment will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013 in the Murray Cemetery in Murray.

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Eve Brock
Jan 13, 1944 - Nov 4, 2013
 

Mrs. Eve Brock, 69, of Corsicana, peacefully passed away and went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Community Hospice in Fort Worth.

She was born Jan. 13, 1944, in Crossville, Tenn.

She had a full and wonderful life, and her desire was always to be with her family. She married the love of her life and soul mate, Starling Brock; they spent 23 years in the US Air Force and were married 53 years.

Eve is survived by her husband; her sons, Starling II and his wife Melissa, Keith and his wife Lorraine; six grandchildren, Starling III, Heather and her husband Joshua, Garin and his wife Jessica, Caleb, Corby and Grayson; and two great grandchildren, Sophie and Kaley. She also leaves behind her surviving brothers and sisters and family of the heart, James and Maryann Kea. She is dearly loved and her daily presence will be missed until the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Visitation with the family will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, followed by the funeral service in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Dale Morrison officiating. The funeral procession to Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery will depart immediately following the service.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Alfred Shepherd
May 21, 1880 - Jul 23, 1951

Farmer Dies Near Loraine

LORAINE, July 23. James Alfred Shepherd, 71, died at 3 p.m. Monday at his farm home north of Loraine.
He had been a farmer there for 26 years.
Mr. Shepherd had been Ill for a month.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Kiker and Son Chapel in Colorado City with the Rev. Wayland Boyd, pastor of the Loraine Baptist Church officiating.
Burial will be in the Colorado City Cemetery.
He was born May 21, 1880. He was married to Sarah Alice Lindsey in 1900 at Ennis.
Survivors include his wife, two daughters, Mrs. J. R. McBride of El Dorado, Ark., and Mrs. L. A. Harper of Odessa; one son, Arthur Shepherd of Loraine; three brothers, the Rev. B. N. Shepherd of Waco, J. C. Shepherd of Vincent, Tex., and Early Shepherd of Hico; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Byrum of Clifton, Mrs. Bearly Goan of San Saba and Mrs. J. H. Johnson of Cisco; four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

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Sarah Alice (Lindsey) Shepherd
Dec 24, 1883 - Aug 23, 1965

Mrs. J. A. Shepherd Dies at Loraine
LORAINE (RNS) - Mrs. J. A. Shepherd, 81, dieda t 7:40 p.m. Monday in Roland Nursing Home here. She had lived in Mitchell County 40 years.
Funeral will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. In First Baptist Church of Loraine with the Rev. Jim Turner, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Colorado City Cemetery, Kiker and Son Funeral Home in charge.
Her husband died several years ago.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louis Harper of Odessa, and one son, Arthur (Bud) of Loraine.

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Ethel Unice (Shepard) Loftis-McBride
Jan 11, 1904 - Aug 22, 1952

Odessan's Rites Slated at C-City
Last rites for Mrs. Ethel McBride, 50, of Odessa will be held at the Kiker & Son Chapel here Saturday at 5 p.m.
The Rev. Wayland Boyd, pastor of the Loraine Baptist Church is to officiate.
Burial will be in the Colorado City Cemetery.
Mrs. McBride died in Odessa early Friday.
Survivors are her husband; a son, James Loftis of Somerdale, N. J.; her mother, Mrs. J. A. Shepherd of Loraine; a brother, Arthur Shepherd of Loraine; and a sister, Mrs. Lewis Harper of Odessa.

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Reeda Jo (Reid) Hadley
Aug 8, 1938 - Nov 8, 2013

Reeda Jo Hadley, age 75, was peacefully received into the hands of the Lord on Friday, November 8, 2013, in the presence of her family. Born August 8, 1938 on the family farm in Emhouse, Texas, she is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, and her father and mother, Joseph Earl Reid and Nadine Reed Reid.
She is survived by her three sisters, June Harrell, Linda Armstrong, Kay Reagan and their families, as well as her two sons, Dale and Robert, and her daughter-in-law, Frinée. She is blessed with six grandchildren, Bobby, Sabrina, Bethany, Kathy, Joshua, and Victoria, and survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved friends.
Reeda graduated valedictorian of her high school class and went on to attend Navarro College in Corsicana, Texas, where she met her future husband, Don. They eventually settled in Houston, where Reeda both went on to work for and earn her bachelor's degree at the University of Houston.
After retiring, Reeda loved spending time with her grandchildren, painting, and volunteering and singing at her church of over 40 years, West University Baptist Church.
Visitation and services will be held at West University Baptist Church in Houston on Tue, Nov. 12. Visitation from 10-10:30am with services to follow. Graveside services will be held at Dresden Cemetery in Barry, TX at 10am on Wed. Nov. 13. Flowers may be sent to Miller Funeral Services (713) 364-0544

Notes:

  • The Houston Chronicle - Nov 17, 2013
  • Submitted by Polly Winn

Carolyn Ruth (Watson) Sullivan
Oct 23, 1944 - Nov 7, 2013

Carolyn Ruth Sullivan, age 69, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, November 7, 2013 at Twilight Nursing Home and Rehab Center in Corsicana. She was born on October 23, 1944 in Corsicana to Robert Albert and Dora Mae Watson.

Carolyn worked as a seamstress for many years at Textron Glove Factory in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Jimmy Sullivan.

She is survived by her husband, Ervin Lee Sullivan and son, Robert and sister, Shirley Hill.

No formal visitation is planned. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse, Texas with Rev. James Williams officiating.
Carolyn Sullivan, 69, of Corsicana passed away at Twilight Nursing Home on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with Rev. James Williams officiating

Notes:

  • w/o Ervin Lee Sullivan - d/o Robert Albert Watson and Dora Mae (Hall) Watson
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Carolyn Sullivan, 69, of Corsicana passed away at Twilight Nursing Home on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Graveside services are scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse with Rev. James Williams officiating.

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Dorothy Nell Jones
abt 1932 - Nov 9, 2013

Dorothy Nell Jones, 81, of Fort Worth and formerly of Kerens, passed away Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at Trail Lakes Nursing Home in Fort Worth.

She is survived by her sons Dale Jones and Wayne Jones of Fort Worth and daughter, Kathie Jones of Kerens; five grandchildren, James Crowder, Dianna Crowder, Trisha Jones, Tony Kelly, Clayton Jones; two sisters, Oneita Clark of Bonham, and Bonnie Green of Bullard; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Paschal Funeral Home. A memorial service is not scheduled at this time.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Sadie Marie (Forehand) Lambert
Feb 1, 1886 - Feb 16, 1937

FORMER KERENS RESIDENT BURIED THERE ON FRIDAY

KERENS, Feb. 22.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held here Friday for Mrs. Sadie Lambert, a former resident, who died at Tuscon, Ariz., last Tuesday.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, conducted by Rev. Smallwood, pastor of the Baptist church of Trinidad. He was assisted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

Mrs. Lambert is survived by her mother, Mrs. C. L. Forehand of Trinidad; two brothers, E. M. Forehand and Mack Forehand, and one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Gadhard.

Interment was in the Kerens Cemetery with P. N. Stockton Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Sadie Marie (Forehand) Lambert

Former Resident Of Kerens Was Buried There on Friday

KERENS, Feb. 19.—Funeral services were held here Friday afternoon for Mrs. Sadie Lambert, a former resident of this community, who died at Tucson, Ariz., Tuesday.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. C. L. Forehand, two brothers, Mack and E. M. Forehand, and a daughter, Mrs. Pattie Ruth Gadhard.

Interment was in the
Kerens Cemetery.

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Annie Laura (Cook) Berry
Jan 3, 1863 - Aug 18, 1937

MRS. W. H. BERRY OF KERENS BURIED THERE WEDNESDAY

KERENS, Aug. 20.—(Spl.)—Mrs. W. H. Berry, who has been critically ill several weeks, passed away at her home in Kerens early Wednesday morning. Mrs. Berry was, before her marriage, Miss Annie Laura Cook of Prairie county, Ark. She was born Jan. 3, 1864. Married to Rev. W. H. Berry in Oklahoma on March 1, 1882.

To this union were born ten children, four of whom passed on in early childhood. Of the remaining six children, all live in Kerens except one daughter, Mrs. George Evans, who now resides in Lubbock. They were all present for the funeral, which took place at the home at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18. Services were conducted by Rev. Billy Everheart, newly ordained preacher, son of Rev. Joe Everheart, pastor ot the Presbyterian church of Kerens, assisted by Rev. W. N. Wilkins of the Methodist church, and Rev. M. O. Cheek, Baptist pastor.

The surviving children are Mrs. John Anderson, Mrs. Ben R. Miller, Mrs. Earl McClung, Mrs. John Holland, Albert Berry and Mrs. George Evans. Surviving also are nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; three brothers of Oklahoma City; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Ben McKnight, of Ferris, and numerous other relatives and friends, who mourn her passing.

To know her was to love her, and no greater eulogy can be paid than to say she was a consecrated Christian and a devoted mother. The large number of floral offerings testified in part to the esteem in which this dear lady was held.

Among the out of town people at the funeral were, Mrs. McNight and three daughters, Mrs. Henry Molloy, Mrs. Tom Blankenship, and Mrs. Bruno Marconi of Ferris; Mrs. Toby Counts and Mrs. R. N. Apitz of Trinidad; Mrs. Truelove and daughters, Mary Lucille and Louella, of Malakoff; Mrs. Genie Pauline Denton, Mrs. W. W. Spencer, Mr. and Mrs. Manly McGuffel and son, George Thomas, and Tom Davis Evans, all of Athens, and Mrs. Clem England of Houston.

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Thomas Matthew “Tom” Barlow
Jun 13, 1887 - Apr 17, 1937

TOM M. BARLOW OF KERENS WAS BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, April 20.—(AP)—Funeral services for Tom M. Barlow, who died Saturday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic, were held Sunday afternoon at the family residence here. Rev. Joe Everheart, assisted by Rev. C. E. Wilkins and Rev. M. O. Cheek, officiated and burial was in the Kerens cemetery with the members of the American Legion in charge of the flag ceremony.

Mr. Barlow, a native of Kerens, was an extensive farmer and widely known in this section. He was born Jun 13, 1887 and spent his entire life here. He was married to Miss Freda Buchanan also of Kerens, Nov. 6, 1936.

Other than his wife, Mr. Barlow is survived by his mother Mrs. Eula Barlow of Kerens; two brothers, Hayden Barlow of Arlington and Hugh Barlow of Kerens, and three sisters, Mrs. Chas. Chappel of Pittsburgh, Mrs. Harry Cason of Port Arthur and Mrs. Joe Richardson of Austin.

Pallbearers were: Grover Crawford, Andrew McClung, Morris Crawford, John Kyser, Herman Hall, Floyd Graves, Lacy Bell and Fred Matlock.

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Dudley Earl Cleveland
Dec 4, 1900 - Jan 25, 1936

Rice.

RICE, Jan. 30.—(Spl.)—Earl Cleveland, aged 35 years, died at his home here Saturday night, following an illness of about two weeks. The funeral was held from the Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. G. C. Henderson officiating, assisted by Rev. Oliver, with interment in the Rice cemetery. The W. F. Hodge funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Cleveland is survived by one daughter, Earline, His mother, Mrs. J. R. Turner of Rice, two sisters, Mrs. Lola Cochran of Rice and Mrs. Virgie Wendt of Dallas; three step-brothers, J. B. and Aubrey Turner of Slaton and Eudy Turner of Rice, and one step-sister, Mrs. Laura Harrison of Alma.

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Welborn Scoffield Parker
Jan 8, 1869 - Jan 31, 1937

PROMINENT FARMER OF RICE COMMUNITY IS BURIED MONDAY

W. S. Parker, aged 68 years, well-known farmer of the Rice community, died at his home one and one-half miles south of Rice Saturday evening at 7:15 o’clock. He had been ill for some time and had suffered several strokes.

Funeral services were held at Rice Sunday afternoon with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. D. Henry, Baptist minister.

Mr. Parker was the raiser of exceptionally fine hogs. He had resided in the Rice sector for the past 39 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Parker, Rice; three sons, Matt Parker, Rice; John Parker, Austin, and Jesse Parker, Rice; a daughter, Miss Beulah Parker, Kansas City; three sisters, Mrs. Lou Cheshier, Fort Worth, and two sisters who reside near Murphysboro, Tenn.

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Idella “Ida” (Brashear) Higginbotham
Feb 25, 1908 - Mar 15, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. HIGGINBOTHAM TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Ida Higginbotham, 29, died at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital following a short illness, and funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Corley Funeral chapel, with interment in the Rice cemetery. Rev. W. M. Burgess, pastor of the Nazarene church, officiated.

Mr. and Mrs. Higginbotham lived at 702 North Twelfth street.

Surviving are her husband, Edward Higginbotham; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brashear, Holland, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Honea, Mrs. Albert Wallace and Mrs. Jessie Gibson, all of Corsicana and Miss Eugene Brashear of Holland: three brothers, Alvin Brashear and William Brashear, both of Dallas, and Curtis Brashear of Holland, and her grandmother, Mrs. Betty Lynch of Rockdale, Texas.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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James Haley “Jim” Hobbs
May 12, 1866 - Apr 22, 1937

PIONEER RESIDENT OF RICE BURIED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Jim Hobbs, 70, a resident of Rice the last 48 years, died at 4:30 Thursday afternoon at Rice and funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon at the Haynie Memorial Methodist church with Rev. J. L. Oliver and Rev. G. C. Henry conducting the rites. Burial was made in the Rice Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Fannie Hobbs and two sons, Clyde Hobbs of San Antonio and Edward Hobbs of Harlingen.

Funeral arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon and W. F. Hodge, Rice.

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J. C. Smith
Dec 26, 1892 - Dec 3, 1937

J. C. SMITH DIED AT RICE FRIDAY; BE BURIED SATURDAY

J. C. Smith, aged 45 years, died at Rice Friday morning at 6:30 o’clock after an illness of 11 months. The funeral services will be held from the family home in Rice Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. B. Henry, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Smith, Rice; three sisters, Mrs. J. N. Jordan, Oak Grove; Mrs. T. E. Puckett, Rice and Mrs. Bart Hosea, Calexico, Calif.; two brothers, R. E. Smith, Lindale, and T. L. Smith, Rice and other relatives.

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Ben Harris Kirby
Sep 5, 1894 - Feb 27, 1937

CORBET MAN DIED SATURDAY; BURIAL CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Ben H. Kirby died at his home in the Corbet community Saturday afternoon and the funeral rites were held from the family residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Campbell cemetery. Rev. W. T. Allmon conducted the services.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Wilburn Stewart, Mrs. Cullen Bayless and Miss Billie Mae Kirby, all of Corbet; two brothers, John Kirby Kaufman, and Hugh Kirby, Chatfield, and a sister, Mrs. Jennie Mae Davis, Oklahoma.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge of the rites.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Mar 1, 1937
  • h/o Mattie Frances (Bryant) Kirby; s/o John Sheppard Kirby & Susan Isabelle “Belle” (Harris) Kirby buried in Chatfield cemetery, Chatfield, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Marion Oscar Bayless
Dec 10, 1882 - Jan 22, 1966

M. O. Bayless Dies Saturday

Marion O. Bayless, 83, retired farmer and Lake Halbert caretaker, died Saturday morning at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home. He was a native of Fort Smith, Ark., but had resided in this area 72 years.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the First Christian church, and Rev. J. T. Davis, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Hill, Woodland, Washington; two granddaughters, Mrs. Bennie Swatosh, Brush Prairie, Wash., and Mrs. Jean Perrin, Vancouver, Wash., five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bayless Elmore, Wayman Terry, Cleoma Bayless, Hoyt Moore, George Robinson, James Robinson and Buck Copeland.

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Cullen R. Bayless
Nov 23, 1915 - Jun 23, 1939

FUNERAL RITES FOR C. R. BAYLESS ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for C. R. Bayless, 23, who died Friday in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic were held at 3 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the Corley Funeral Chapel, and interment was made in Campbell cemetery. Bayless had been a life-long resident of Corbet.

Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Bennie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. O. Bayless; and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Lee Territo
Sep 2, 1889 - Aug 19, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LEE TERRITO PLANNED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Lee Territo, aged 44 years, who died while at work in a cotton field four miles east of Corsicana Wednesday morning, will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Natural causes were ascribed as the cause of Territo’s death by Judge W. T. McFadden in a coroner’s verdict following an investigation into incidents surrounding the death.

A native of Italy, Territo was brought to America when six months old and had resided in Northeast Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are his wife, eight children, Louis Territo, Dallas; Mrs. Josephine Conway, Houston; Joe, Frank, Matilda, Paul, Rosa Lee and Frances Territo, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Samaritano, Mrs. Steve Chirafis and Mrs. S. Palmeri, all of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the services.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Aug 20, 1936
  • Born in Reberia Troving, Italy h/o Mary (Laria) Territo; s/o Louis Joe Territo & Josephine Territo (death record says maiden name Bardollar)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joe Samaritano
Aug 6, 1884 - Feb 21, 1937

JOE SAMARITANO DIED EARLY SUNDAY BURIAL ON MONDAY

Joe Samaritano, aged 52 years, 1203 East Fifth avenue, merchant, native of Italy, but resident of Corsicana for the past 30 years, died in the Corsicana Hospital Clinic Sunday morning at 7 o’clock after a several days illness.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three brothers, Frank Samaritano, Italy; Jack Samaritano, Florida, and Nick Samaritano, Galveston, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Damico and Mrs. Nello Matrachio, both of Italy.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Pallbearers were Sam DeGeorge, George Bush, Joe DePoma, Sam Naga, Hugh Pollard and S. C. Carrba.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 22, 1937
  • Born in Italy h/o Rose “Rosie” (Territo) Samaritano; s/o Andrew Samaritano & Camilla (Tortaiguie) Samaritano per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joe Rangel
Oct 29, 1936 - Jun 29, 1937

Baby Died Last Night; Burial Was Wednesday Afternoon

Joe Rangel, 8-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Rangle died last night at the residence of 405 East Eleventh avenue, and funeral services were held at the Catholic cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rt. Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

He is survived by his parents.

Sutherland - McCammon had charge of arrangements.

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Felix Silva
Jul 29, 1892 - Nov 28, 1937

FELIX SILVA DIED SATURDAY NIGHT; BURIAL TUESDAY

Felix Silva, aged 46 years, WPA foreman, died Saturday night at midnight at 917 East Tenth avenue.

Funeral arrangements are tentatively planned for Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the church of the immaculate Conception with interment in the Catholic cemetery with Monsignor V. Graffeo in charge.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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