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Zelma (Berryhill) Grimes
Aug 16, 1907 - Feb 7, 1937

MRS. ZELMA GRIMES DIED HERE SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Mrs. Zelma Grimes, aged 29, years, died at the family residence, 815 West Ninth avenue, Sunday morning at 1:30 o’clock. The funeral was held from the family home Monday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. M. B. Howell, Methodist Protestant minister.

Surviving are her husband, R. L. Grimes, two children, Billie Ray Grimes and Barba June Grimes, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Drew Berryhill, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Essie Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. Myrtle Dockery Farmer; Mrs. Bertha Easley, Eureka; Misses Flora May and Lerline Berryhill, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Roy Berryhill, Lennis Berryhill and Alvin Berryhill, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Pierce Dockery, Woodrow Easley, Richard Fields, Delmer Grimes, Frank Coley and Edd Poole.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ralph Nathan Starks
Jan 12, 1937 - Feb 3, 1937

CORBET BABY DIED WEDNESDAY MORNING; BURIAL IN CAMPBELL

Funeral services for Ralph N. Starks, three-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Starks of the Corbet community, who died at the family residence at an early hour Wednesday morning, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Campbell cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Vaughn.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Peacock, Corsicana 5; and two great-grandmothers, Mrs. Ona Bell, Pinkston, and Mrs. Janie Starks, Angus.

Corley Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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Josephine (Peacock) Starks
Nov 8, 1913 - Apr 14, 1941

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Josephine Starks, ate 27 years, died early Monday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital. Funeral services are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Corley Chapel. Interment will be in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, V. V. Starks; one son, Clyde Starks; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Peacock, Jr., and Robert Peacock; four sisters, Mrs. Mollie Griffin, Mrs. Margaret Beard, and Miss Irene Peacock, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Violet Carrington, Dallas.

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RITES TUESDAY FOR MRS. STARKS; BURIAL CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Starks, aged 27 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:45 o’clock from the Northside Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, V. V.Starks; a son, Clyde Starks, parents, G. H. Peacock; two brothers, G. H. Peacock, Jr. and Robert Peacock; four sisters, Mrs. Mollie Griffin, Mrs. Margaret Beard and Miss Irene Peacock, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Violet Carrington, Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 15, 1941
  • w/o Virgil Verel Starks d/o George Henry Peacock, Sr. and Mattie J. (Hanson) Peacock buried in Oakwood cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James David Osborne
Dec 16, 1936 - Jan 23, 1937

INFANT DIED AT HOME AT DRANE; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for David Osborne, five-weeks-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Osborne of the Drane community, who died Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Campbell cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Lillie Talley and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Osborne.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Rufus Pierce McEntire
Sep 19, 1882 - May 09, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR R. P. M’ENTIRE

Funeral services for Rufus Pierce McEntire, 54, native Texan and circulation manager of the Corsicana Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Light for 25 years, are to be held at the Corley Funeral chapel at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neay, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mr. McEntire was a member.

The deceased had been in ill health for several years. He was stricken at the residence, 308 South Eighteenth street, and collapsed on the sidewalk. Neighbors summoned a Corley ambulance, which carried him to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, where he died a few minutes later.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, R. B. McEntire, Corpus Christi, and Homer McEntire, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Josserand, Corsicana; a grandson, R. E. Josserand 11, Corsicana; father, H. T. McEntire, Drane; two brothers, W. A. and T. T. McEntire, both of Drane; five sisters, Mrs. R. B. McDowell, Drane; Mrs. J. R. Thomas, Drane; Mrs. Jennie Campbell, New Mexico; Mrs. Bob Gorman, Brunt, and Mrs. Jim Freeman, Emhouse, and other relatives.

Mr. McEntire was born in Morris county and came to Navarro county in 1894. He had been in the piano business for several years before becoming circulator of the Sun-Light papers.

Pallbearers will be Lowry Martin, Lynne A. Wortham, Paul Moore, Dave Levy, S. P. Story, Guy Bunch, Fred DuBose, H. T. Robinson, John Bunch, Boyce Martin, John Sam Haslam and Charlton Gunter.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family end the Daily Sun force.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

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Hazel (Bond) McElvaney-Godley
Sep 14, 1915 - Nov 14, 2013

Hazel McElvaney Godley, 98, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in Austin.

Born in Trinidad, Texas, on Sept. 14, 1915, Hazel spent her early years in and around Corsicana before moving to Baytown, where her husband G.A. was employed at Humble Oil, later to become Exxon-Mobil. Hazel and G.A. bought a home in Channelview where they raised their three sons. After retirement Hazel and G.A. returned to Corsicana where, in 1983, G.A. passed away. Hazel then married A.G. Godley and continued living in Corsicana where she and A.G. were long time members of Northside Baptist Church.

After A.G.’s death in 2005, Hazel lived briefly with two of her sons before moving into an assisted living facility in Austin. In January 2012, Hazel moved into Southpark Meadows Nursing and Rehabilitation home in Austin where she was living at the time of her death.

A loving mother and devoted wife, Hazel’s most enjoyable times were when she had her entire extended family around her on special occasions like birthdays and holidays.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Bertha Bond; her first husband, George A. McElvaney; her second husband, A.G. Godley; two sisters; and four brothers.

Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sandra McElvaney of Austin, Doyle and Deborah McElvaney of Missouri City, and Galen and Cindy McElvaney of Huntsville; step-daughter, Peggy and her husband Charles Dillard of Powell; grandsons, Jason and his wife Sarah McElvaney and their children William and Avery, Jeff and his wife Christy McElvaney, and Justin McElvaney; granddaughters, Cydney and her husband Curtis Lemons and their son Carson, Stacy and her husband Daniel McKee, Amanda Polk and her daughter Teela, and Leslee and her husband Joe Anderson and their children Grace and Heaton; and many nieces, nephews and grand nieces and grand nephews.

Visitation will be noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patrick Wayne Johnson
Oct 14, 1968 - Nov 9, 2013

A Son, Brother, Husband, Minister, Father, Grandfather, and Friend.

Patrick Wayne Jackson, 45, of Corsicana, finished this life's race and was called home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Ennis Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 14,1968 in Fort Worth to Lucas Shaw and Ophelia Brookins Jackson. He received his formal education in the Corsicana Independent School District and accepted Christ and united with the Church of the Living God CWFF. He later united with the Steadfast Full Gospel Church and as he began to grow in the ministry work of Christ and through the leading of the Holy Spirit he became a member of the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Alvin E. Smith.

Patrick met and married Demetra Steward April 6, 1991 and to this union they were blessed with seven children. He was employed with the GAF Corporation in Ennis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lucas, step-father, Lee Jackson and four children; Reginald, Patrick, Jr., Tiffany and Terrance.

Survivors include his wife, Demetra “Tweedie” Jackson of Corsicana; three children, Kendall Gooden and wife Terah of Duncanville, Jalesa Jackson and Bryant Jackson of Corsicana; three grandchildren Ariel, Aaron, Aria, and Aliyah to come; Mother, Ophelia Jackson of Corsicana; two brothers, Clint Jackson and wife Ramona, and Alvin Evans; four sisters, Joyce Watson and husband Jeff, Regina Brookins, Lillian Bell, Roslyn Fowler and husband Mark; mother-in-law, Shirley Steward of Corsicana; father-in-law, Alvin E. Smith and wife Linda, of Corsicana; five brothers-in-law, Camiron Smith and wife Tenesha; Demarrio Steward and wife Pam, Almonte Smith and wife Lamarsha, Jerry Smith and wife Yvette; and Kerone Felder; two sisters-in-law, LaKisha Steward and Savanna Gatlin; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

Visitation is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, and wake services will follow 5 to 7 p.m. at the Straight Way Misssionary Baptist Church. Funeral services are 1 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street with Pastors Myron Williams and Alvin E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Hugh Childress Kirby
Mar 2, 1888 - Jul 4, 1948

H. C. KIRBY DIES AT CHATFIELD; BURIAL MONDAY

Hugh Childress Kirby, aged 60, farmer, died at his home in Chatfield early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Chatfield. Burial was in the Old Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Vinsant, pastor of the Chatfield Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Chatfield; three sons, H. M. and B. B. Kirby, both of Chatfield, J. H. Kirby, Kermit; a sister, Mrs. Paul Davis, Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.

He was a life-long resident of Chatfield.

Pallbearers were Rod Kenner, John Cummins, Earl Ellington, Tom Weaver, Fred Burkhalter, and R. T. Gowan.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Clara Delia (Hughston) Kirby
Jul 15, 1894 - May 12, 1970

Mrs. C. D. Kirby Dies In Kerens

Mrs. Clara D. Kirby, 75, lifelong resident of Chatfield and native of Rice, died Tuesday in a Kerens convalescent home. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Chatfield.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home with her pastor, the Rev. Larry Shanks officiating, assisted by the Rev. Ellis Holden. Burial will be in the Old Chatfield cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Byron and Morris Kirby, both of Chatfield and John Kirby of Kermit; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Wilmer Emmert of Ennis and Mrs. Beulah Cardwell of Rice; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John A. Gaines, Quincey Gaines, George A. Kelt, R. T. Gowan, George Hodge and Robert F. Montfort.

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Toy Lillian (Cline) Watkins-Kirby
Sep 29, 1926 - Mar 4, 1977

Mrs. Kirby

Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Toy Lillian Kirby, 50, resident of Chatfield, who died Friday night at Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

The Rev. B. W. Johnson and Rev. Pat Whitmore will officiate, with burial following at Old Chatfield Cemetery.

She was a licensed vocational nurse and a member of the Pentecostal Church of God.

Survivors include her husband, Byron Kirby of Chatfield; a daughter, Mrs. Shirley Cobb of Irving; a grandson, Scottie Lynn Sanders of Chatfield; her mother, Mrs, Sarah Cline of Corsicana, Mrs. Lennie Dennis of Hawkins and Mrs. Louis Morrison of Humble; two brothers, Bill C. Cline of Trinity and Millard Cline of Carrollton; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Wailon Bain “Mac” McAlester
Sep 15, 1908 - Oct 1, 1977

W. B. McAlester

Services for W. B. (Mac) McAlester will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley’s Funeral Chapel. He died Saturday in Corsicana. He was 69.

Rev. Urial Stegman will officiate. He will be buried in Resthaven Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mae McAlester of Corsicana and one son, Doyle McAlester of Richardson.

Pallbearers are Lester Adkins, Chester R. Clay and Marshel McCaslin, Troy Green, Jim Ellett, and John D. Moore.

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Caldonia Elizabeth “Callie” (Harley) Crawford
Jun. 19, 1864 - Nov. 1, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR MRS. CRAWFORD

Funeral services for Mrs. N. S. Crawford, aged 73 years, who died at her home near Kerens early Monday morning after a three years’ illness, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Kerens Baptist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery. Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the church, conducted the rites.

The family resided in Mississippi until 1901 and had been in the Kerens community since that time with the exception of one year spent at Ferris.

Surviving are her husband, chairman of the Navarro county Democratic executive committee; four daughters, Mrs. Fred Copeland, Pursley; Mrs. W. G. Owen, Mildred; Mrs. Audrine Stovall, Kerens, and Mrs. Naomi Wilkins, Houston; seven sons, Lamar, Morris, Grover, Joe, Buss, Lonnie and M. J. Crawford, all of Kerens community; 22 grandchildren, and a brother and sister of Mississippi.

Pallbearers were Harley Crawford, Ray Crawford, Charles Copeland, Leon Crawford, Nathan Crawford and Adrain Crawford, all grandsons.

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MANY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS AT CRAWFORD RITES

KERENS, Nov. 3—(Spl.)—Perhaps the largest crowd ever assembled in the Baptist church for a funeral on a week day gathered at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2, to pay their last respects to the bodily remains of Mrs. N. S. Crawford, wife of N. S. Crawford, Navarro county Democratic chairman.

Mrs. Crawford passed away at the family home Monday at 6 a.m. after an illness of about two years, at the age of 73.

Services were conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving her are, besides her husband, 11 children, seven boys and four girls, Lamar, Morris, Grover, Joe, Buss, Lonnie and M. J. Crawford of Kerens; Mrs. W. G. Owen, Mildred; Mrs. R. C. Wilkins of Houston, Mrs. Fred Copeland of Pursley, and Mrs. I. A. Stovall of Kerens. Twenty-one grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.

Considered remarkable is the fact that out of this large family, this is the first death in the immediate family circle.

The large number of beautiful floral offerings and the multitude of friends and acquaintances who came from afar, testified in part to the affection in which Mother Crawford was held by all who knew her.

Granddaughters acted as flower girls and the pallbearers, all grandsons, were Nathan, Ray, Odren, Dwain, Harley and Leon Crawford and Charles Copeland.

Mrs. Crawford was born in Atlanta, Miss.; was Miss Callie Harley until her marriage to N. S. Crawford on December 6, 1895. She had been a resident of this community for over 50 years.

Among those from out of town in attendance at the services at the church and interment in Kerens cemetery were Mr. and Mrs. Homer Thornton, Mr. and Mrs. Harley Crawford, and Leon Crawford, Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Wilkins, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dick Washburn of Houston, Mrs. Odie Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Bee, G. H. Brown, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Owen, Mr. and Mrs. Drew Davis, Purdon; Mr. and Mrs. Mose Roberts, Mrs. Jess Hogue, Dawson; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Payne, Mrs. R. L. Pursley, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Payne, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Griswold, Mr. and Mrs. O. T. Nutt, Pursley.

Mr. and Mrs. Howard Crawford, Hallville; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Crider, Corsicana; Mrs. W. B. Writhe, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. O. G. Scarbrough and daughter, Mary Ella, of Gladewater; Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Strother, Mrs. Jim Comer, Mrs. L. Lacky, Mrs. J. E. Whitten and son, W. B. Hagler and son, Mrs. M. C. Swathout, Mrs. H. Hogue, all of Mildred; Willie Crawford and Sam Saunders, Blooming Grove, and a host of others whose names were unable to obtain.

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Clara Anna (Walthall) Johnston
Mar 12, 1903 - Nov 5, 1937

MRS. JACK JOHNSON BURIED SUNDAY IN KERENS CEMETERY

KERENS, Nov. 8.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Powell Saturday afternoon for Mrs. Jack Johnson, who died in the P. and S. Hospital in Corsicana Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The deceased was the former Miss Clara Walthall, daughter of A. T. Walthall. Surviving her, in addition to her husband, are her parents, seven children, the youngest of which is only one month old.

The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Fletcher, Baptist pastor at Powell, with interment in Kerens cemetery, under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 8, 1937
  • The obit says Johnson but it is Johnston
  • w/o Jessie Lincoln “Jack” Johnston d/o Arthur Tilton Walthall and Dora Anna (Gilcrease) Walthall
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Robert Owen “Bobby” Johnson
Apr 1935 - Aug 26, 1937

Little Kerens Boy Breaks Neck Result Of Fall From Porch

KERENS, Aug. 30.—(Spl.)—Bobbie Johnson, aged 2 years and 8 months, son of Mrs. Emma Johnson, fell from the front porch of his home Friday while at play and broke his neck, death being instantaneous.

The Johnson family had been in this locality only a short time and were tenants on the farm of H. G. Summers, a few miles south of Kerens.

Funeral services were under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home, with interment in the Kerens cemetery.

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Apr 1935 - Aug 26, 1937

Little Kerens Boy Breaks Neck Result Of Fall From Porch

KERENS, Aug. 30—(Spl.)—Bobbie Johnson, aged 2 years and 8 months, son of Mrs. Emma Johnson, fell from the front porch of his home Friday while at play, and broke his neck, death being instantaneous.

The Johnson family had been in this locality only a short time and were tenants on the farm of H. G. Summers, a few miles south of Kerens.

Funeral services were under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home, with interment in the Kerens cemetery.

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Inf. Daughter McAlester
B & D Jan 25, 1938

INFANT DAUGHTER W. B. M’ALESTERS BURIED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McAlester, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night at 7 o’clock, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Kerens cemetery where interment was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Doyle Wayne McAlester, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. M. McAlester and Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Hester, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 26, 1938
  • d/o Wailon Bain “Mac” McAlester and Mae (Hester) McAlester buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Louise Frances (Feemster) Ricketts
Mar 25, 1857 - May 3, 1938

Woman Who Died In Longview Tuesday Buried at Raleigh

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Frances Ricketts, aged 81 years died in Longview early Tuesday morning, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon. Interment was in the Raleigh Cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. W. W. Sikes.

The remains reached Corsicana at an early hour Wednesday morning.

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Lou (Williams) Coulson-Cochran
Jan 16, 1861 - Jul 1, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. COCHRAN FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Cochran, aged 75 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. R. Davis, 604 North Beaton street, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice with burial in the Rice Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, H. B. Coulson, Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Davis, Corsicana; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lola Cochran, Rice, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 2, 1937
  • 1st husband John L. Coulson 2nd husband Lafayette Cochran (per son, Alford’s death certificate d/o John Williams and Lizzie (Stovall) Williams
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elizabeth Bell “Betty” “Lizzie” (Clopton) Michael
Jul 21, 1868 - Apr 5, 1938

Woman Died Ft. Worth Be Buried In Rice

Mrs. Lizzie Belle Michael died in Fort Worth Tuesday night and funeral services will be held there Thursday morning at 10:30. The body will be brought overland to Rice for interment. Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements here.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, April 6, 1938
  • w/o Burke Michael married Nov. 28, 1886 buried Rose Hill Cemetery, Ft. Worth, Tx. Per death certificate d/o John Anthony Clopton and Lucy Wade (Martin) Clopton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Alonzo Willis Christian
Dec 18, 1874 - Nov 9, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES A. W. CHRISTIAN THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for A. W. Christian, aged 63 years, retired farmer of Rice, who died with a heart attack early Wednesday morning, were held Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church with interment in the Rice Cemetery. He had resided in the Rice community for the past 45 years and was well-known in Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Mamie Smith, Abilene; a son, Ernest Christian, Rice; a brother, J. G. Christian, Powell; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie McConnell, Athens, Ala.; Mrs. Ella Pritchett, Cullman, Ala.; Mrs. Savannah Jackson, Greenville, S. C., and Mr. J. T. Farmer, Atlanta, Ga., and two grandsons.

Hodge and McCammon Funeral Home at Rice was in charge of arrangements.

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Johanna “Anna” (Edmonds) Cassels
Jun 23, 1870 - Apr 8, 1938

ENNIS WOMAN WAS BURIED AT RICE ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

ENNIS, April 11.—Funeral services for Mrs. John Anna Cassell, aged 68 years, who died at her home here Friday afternoon, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church at Rice with interment in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Day of Waxahachie.

Mrs. Cassel had been ill only two days following an attack of paralysis. She was a native of Mississippi, but had resided in this community for 38 years. The family formerly resided at Rice and Scurry communities.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. Elisha Durbin, Rice; Mrs. Finis Williams, Calumet, Okla.; Mrs. Albert Rutherford, Corsicana; Mrs. O. C. Shubert, Kemp; Noel Cassell, Ennis, and William L. Cassel, Louisiana.

Mrs. Cassel had been a member of the Rice Baptist church since 1910.

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Eva Elizabeth (Claibourn) Hooser
July 15, 1888 - May 11, 1955

Mrs. John Hooser Dies in Dallas
Mrs. John W. Hooser, 68, formerly of Corsicana, died at the family home, 951 Winettka, Dallas, Wednesday morning of a heart attack.
Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Kessler Park Methodist church. Burial will be in Laurel Land memorial Park, Dallas.
The rites were conducted by Rev. John W. Morphis, pastor of the church.
A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Hooser was the former Eva Elizabeth Claibourn, and came to Navarro county as a small child.
Surviving are her husband, well known oil operator; a son, O. C. Hooser; a daughter, mrs. R. W. Keesee; a sister, Mrs. Virgie Jordan, and three grandsons, all of Dallas.

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Dee Elizabeth (White) Farmer
Aug 4, 1893 - May 9, 1955

Rites Thursday For Mrs. Farmer

Funeral services for Mrs. James A. Farmer, 61, who died Monday, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.
Surviving are her husband and a daughter, Mrs. Eva Lou Stewart, both of Angus; two sons, Major James W. Farmer, U.S. Army in German, and Frank S. Farmer, Amarillo; a sister, Mrs. Lucy Ladd, California; two brothers, Reuben Roberts, British Columbia, Canada, and D. D. Roberts, Idaho, and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were James Cobb, Dr. John H. Keller, Jr.; Dr. W. R. Sneed, Roy Farmer, Guy Farmer and Ernest Stewart.

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James Arthur Farmer
Dec 16, 1886 - May 11, 1964

Hold Services J. A. Farmer
Final rites for James Arthur Farmer, 77, were held in the McCammon chapel with burial in Hamilton cemetery.
C. B. Holcomb, minister of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, officiated.
Farmer died at the Twilight Home Monday morning following an extended illness.
he was a retired farmer and rancher.
Survivors are two sons, James W. Farmer, Austin, Frank S. Farmer, Herford; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Stewart, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Caroline D. Dolman, Austin; James W. Farmer, Jr., U. S. , and Sharon Farmer, Abilene; two brothers, Johnny S. Farmer, Fort Worth; and Tommy L. Farmer, Purdon; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Wood, Angus, and Mrs. Bertha Dempsey, Waco; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Farmer, Billy Jack Mott, Ernest Stewart, Loyd Metcalf, John Tickle and Leldon Grisham.

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Edward Daniel "Ed" Holmes
Sep 29, 1869 - Jan 23, 1938

Funeral Services Edward D. Holmes Monday Afternoon

Edward D. Holmes, aged 68 years, prominent ginner here for years and Masonic leader, died at his home, 1517 West Seventh avenue, early Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with interment in the Rice cemetery.

The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

He was a member of Corsicana Lodge 174, A.F. and A.M.; Corsicana Chapter 41, Corsicana Council No. 32, Bertrand Du Guesclin Commandery No. 14 , K. T. and Corsicana No. 118, O. E. S. He was apast master of the Council and was elected Commander of the Commandery Dec. 9, 1937, but due to ill health was unable to be installed.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Holmes, Corsicana; a son, Parker Holmes, Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. A. C. Johnson, Waco, and Mrs. Herbert Stevenson, Dallas; two brothers, R. D. Holmes Lubbock, and N. H. Holmes, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Mary Rutherford, Big Spring, and four grandchildren.

The rites were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, Methodist minister of Groesbeck, formerly of Corsicana, and Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here.

Pallbearers were P. H. Loggins, W. M. Huff, Charles Holloway, W. A. Lang, O. W. Allison and E. E. Howard.

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Mary Louise (Majors) Tolan
Sep 7, 1910 - Nov 13, 1938

RICE WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Mary Louise Tolan, aged 28 years, of Rice, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church at Rice with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband, C. E. Tolan, Rice; father, J. O. Majors, Rice; four brothers, J. E. Majors, Bill Majors, G. M. Majors, all of Rice, and J. L. Majors, Wharton; and two sisters, Mrs. Gracie Elder and Mrs. Katie Cabiness, both of Corsicana.

Hodge and McCammon Funeral Home director the arrangements.

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Sarah Cordelia (Stephens) Sparks
Sep 8, 1861 - Jul 18, 1938

Rice.

RICE, July 21.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Sparks, who passed away at her home in Mexia Monday morning were held from the Baptist church here Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Herrington of Kirvin officiating, assisted by Rev. G. C. Henry.

Mrs. Sparks lived in the Rice community for a number of years, but has made her home at Mexia for the last several years. She was the mother of Mrs. J. R. Ribble and John Sparks of Rice. Interment was made in the Rice cemetery.

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Juan Rocha, Jr.
Feb 13, 1914 - Nov 7, 1938

YOUNG RICE MAN DIED ON MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Funeral services for Juan Rocha, Jr., aged 24 years, who died in Rice Monday morning, were held from the family residence in Rice Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his father, Juan Rocha, Sr., Rice, and a brother, Dan Rocha, Rice.

McCammon and Hodge Funeral Home of Rice had charge of the arrangements.

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John Henry Dukeminier
Sep 11, 1877 - Nov 02, 1938

RICE MAN DIED OF HEART ATTACK AT GIN ON WEDNESDAY

Henry Dukeminier, aged 61 years, of Rice, died at the Rutherford gin in Rice Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death. He had resided in the Rice cemetery for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie Dukeminier, Rice; a son, John Henry Dukeminier, Rice; two step-children, Mae Bell Hopkins, Rice, and J. D. Hopkins, Rice; a brother, Clark Dukeminier, Rice, and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Gallemore, Rice, and Mrs. Callie Shelton, Oklahoma City.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Rice Baptist church with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the church.

Pallbearers were Kistler Bradley, Dow Mahaley, Russell Hobbs, Bannie Fitzgerald, Scott Swafford and Elcie Majors.

McCammon and Hodge Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Pearl Zuela (Hancock) Mays-Reed
Apr 29, 1893 - Oct 17, 1939

MRS. W. S. REED BURIED WEDNESDAY IN KERENS CEMETERY

Mrs. W. S. Reed, aged 46 years, of Zion’s Rest, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday night at 11 o’clock.

Funeral rites were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was made In the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Zion’s Rest; two daughters, Mrs. Zelda Humbert, Corsicana, and Mrs. Julia Wheeler, Houston, and three sisters, Mrs. Tom Ray, Kerens; Mrs. Delia Lankford, Arp, and Mrs. Viola Raby, Dallas.

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Jeb Stuart Griffis
Sep 27, 1867 - Nov 26, 1939

Aged McKinney Man Was Buried Tuesday

MCKINNEY, Nov. 30.—Funeral rites for Jeb Stuart Griffin, aged 72 years, who died Sunday, were held here Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are eight children including a daughter, Beulah Sewell, who resides at Blooming Grove.

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Christine (Botka) Nagy
Jul 15, 1853 - Oct 28, 1937

MOTHER CORSICANA MAN DIED THURSDAY RITES HELD HERE

Mrs. John Nagy, aged 85 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. M. M. Czako, 801 East Crocet street, Ennis, Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock after a lingering illness.

Funeral rites were held at Ennis at noon Friday and another service was held at the Church of the Immaculate Conception her at 1 o’clock Friday afternoon with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The rites here were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are three sons, Steve Nagy, Corsicana; Jess Nagy, California, and Mike Nagy, Ferris; two daughters, Mrs. Czako, Ennis and Mrs. Mary Levy, Somerset, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lupe Rodriquiz
Apr 15, 1937 - Mar 23, 1938

Lupe Rodriguiz Aged Eleven Months Is Buried Tuesday

Lupe Rodriguiz, 11-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Rodriguiz, 402 West Twelfth avenue, died Monday night. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception conducted the rites.

Surviving are th parents, a sister, and grandmothers.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Lola Munoz
Mar 4, 1922 - Oct 13, 1938

LYLA MUNOZ DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL THURSDAY MORNING

Lula Munoz, age 16 years, 315 East Tenth avenue, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Thursday morning after a short illness.

The funeral rites will be held sometime Friday from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mack Munoz of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Mullins) Beck
Jul 4, 1873 - Jan 21, 1938

MRS. RUDOLPH BECK DIED EARLY FRIDAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Rudolph Beck, Sr., aged 64 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 307 East First, avenue, Friday morning at 12:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Saturday morning at 9 o’clock with interment in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Mrs. Beck was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Dan Mullins, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Rudolph Beck, Jr., and Frank Beck; two daughters, Misses Helen and Catherine Beck, all of Corsicana; a brother, John Mullins, Houston, and a sister, Mrs. J. W. Nevins, San Antonio.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Rudolph Beck, Sr.
Sep 9, 1862 - May 11, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR RUDOLPH BECK FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Rudolph Beck, Sr., aged 76 years, who died at his home, 307 East First avenue early Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

A native of Germany, Mr. Beck came to New York City in 1882 and later resided in Dallas before moving to Corsicana 42 years ago. He owned two grocery stores here.

Surviving are two sons, Rudolph and Frank Beck and two daughters, Misses Katherine and Helen Beck, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Arthur Levi, Hugh Cummings, Oscar Bird, Tom Eady, County Judge Paul H. Miller and Sam Crain.

Honorary pallbearers were Gus Weidmann, A. W. Levermann, Dr. Dan B. Hamill, William Risch, K. Wolens and W. H. Barth.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 12, 1939
  • Born in Germany h/o Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Mullins) Beck married Feb. 10, 1897 s/o Peter Beck and Maria (Roda) Beck per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Amelia Catherine Beck
Nov 19, 1901 - Apr 8, 1940

AMELIA C. BECK DIED IN HOSPITAL EARL HOUR MONDAY

Amelia Catherine Beck, aged 38 years, 307 East First Avenue, died in the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Monday morning.

Funeral services are planned at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are two brothers, Rudolph Beck and Frank Beck, and a sister, Helen Beck, all of Corsicana.

Miss Beck was admitted to the hospital at midnight Saturday suffering from gunshot wounds, according to hospital records.

Pallbearers will be Johnnie Braxmier, Rudy Kormos, Will Moore, Charley Szenasy, Mike Szenasy and Frank Borsellino.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will be in charge.

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Marion Trent Bond
Apr 26, 1873 - Apr 23, 1938

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR M. T. BOND, KERENS DRUGGIST

KERENS, April 26.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held from the family home Sunday at 3:30 p.m. for M. T. Bond, local druggist, who succumbed to a stroke of paralysis suffered about 2 p.m. Friday and passed away at 10 p.m. of the same day. Deceased had been in the drug business in Kerens for the past 35 years. He was born April 26, 1873, at Bazette and had lived his entire life in and around Kerens. He was married to Miss Mittie Bond on November 28, 1905.

Surviving are Mrs. Bond, one sister, Mrs. Jim Dodds of New Albany, Miss.; one brother, Ol Bond of Round Prairie, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. C. E. Wilkins, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were all nephews, Robert Westbrook, Dallas; T. P. Westbrook, Navarro; Roy Walker, Waco; Ol Bond, Corsicana; Earl Bond, Houston; Sydney Westbrook, Kerens; Wilmon Ross, Bryan, and A. H. Holloway, Jr., Kerens.

Among the large crowd of out of town people here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dodds and son of New Albany, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walker, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Roy Walker, Jr. of Waco; Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Westbrook of Navarro, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Westbrook of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Bond of Houston, Mrs. Dean Walker Scott of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Suttle Roberts and daughter, Diana, of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. George Ross, Wilman Ross of Bryan, and others.

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Lola Lewis
Dec 17, 1878 - Jun 1, 1938

Grocer on Thursday; Died While Working

KERENS, June 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock for Lola Lewis, well known Kerens merchant and farmer, who died Wednesday morning while at work in his grocery store.

Mr. Lewis was born in Smith county, Dec. 17, 1878, and moved to this community about 20 years ago from Corsicana, where he operated a grocery. Until two years ago he farmed south of Kerens at which time he, with his family moved into town and opened a business.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lola Lewis, and two children, Carroll Lewis of Kerens, and Mrs. Mary Reed of Seminole, Okla.

Interment was in the Kerens cemetery under the direction of the Stockton Funeral Home.

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Carroll Gano Lewis
Oct 14, 1905 - Aug 19, 1945

HIGHWAY MISHAPS TAKE TWO LIVES IN NAVARRO COUNTY

ONE KILLED, NINE INJURED AS TRUCK OVERTURNS NEGRO HIT BY CAR

One man was fatally injured and nine others were hurt about 11 o’clock Sunday morning on Highway 75 near the southern city limits when the truck in which they were riding overturned during a rainstorm. They were employed of the Oklahoma Contracting Company whose local office is at the old Borden Milk building on North Beaton street near Post Oak creek. The truck was reported proceeding in a northerly direction at the time of the accident.

Carroll G. Lewis of Kerens, aged 39 years, died soon after reaching the Navarro Clinic in a McCammon ambulance. The body was later taken to Kerens by the Stockton Funeral Home.

Critically Injured.
Lonnie Lewis, son of the victim, about 16, is in a critical condition at the Navarro Clinic, suffering from head injuries and two broken legs, in addition to shock. Clifton Crocker is suffering from shock. Renerick R. Fly, Joe Adair and Fountain Barber received first aid at the Navarro Clinic and were discharged Sunday.

Four persons were brought to the P. and S. Hospital for treatment in private conveyances.

Burns Wooten, 50, Corsicana, Route 5, is suffering internal injuries.

George A. Watson, 40 Hillsboro, sustained left side injuries and abrasions.

Arthur Smith, 16, Decatur, Ark., cuts on right arm, head and other injuries.

Forest S. Wiley, 55, Alvord, broken right shoulder.

Lewis’ death is the twelfth automobile fatality in Navarro county since January 1, 1945.

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Lorie Emily (Ward) Lewis
Oct 3, 1876 - Oct 14, 1955

Mrs. Lorie Lewis Services Sunday

KERENS, Oct. 15,--(Spl.)—Mrs. Lorie Lewis, 79, a resident of Kerens for 59 years, died in Memorial Hospital, Corsicana Friday afternoon after a brief illness.

Mrs. Lewis was a native of Illinois. She was a member of the Kerens Church of Christ.

Services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel in Kerens. J. E. Mullins, pastor of the Kerens Church of Christ, will conduct. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Lewis is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edd Reed, Kingsville; and six grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Curington, T. E. White, Nelo Thompson, Clyde Phillips, John Townley and August Hill.

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William B. Jackson
Sep 8, 1878 - Nov 26, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. B. JACKSON AT KERENS TUESDAY

Funeral services for William B. Jackson, aged 61 years, Sunday were held from the First Baptist church in Kerens Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was made in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. E. Harris, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens, four sons, Lester R. Jackson, Beaumont; Ernest R. Jackson of Kerens; Earl Jackson, of Lampasas, and Leonard Jackson, Chicago; four daughters, Mrs. Guy L. Dobbs, Mrs. M. C. Dobbs, and Misses Oma and Violet Jackson, all of Kerens.

Pallbearers were Newt Holloway, Chas. Dickson, Arlie Dobbs, C. Curington, W. G. Johnson and A. Bain.

Honorary pallbearers were the friends of the family.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 28, 1939
  • h/o Lila Rebecca (Simmons) Jackson s/o Andrew John Jackson and Eva E. “Evie” (Dunlap) Jackson buried in Oak Grove cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Oma Jackson
May 1, 1905 - Jul 17, 1974

Miss Jackson

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Kerens for Miss Oma Jackson, 69, native of Kerens, who died at Memorial Hospital Wednesday.

Rev. Olen Boles was to officiate with burial to be at Kerens City Cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Guy Dobbs and Miss Violet Jackson both of Kerens; two brothers, Earl Jackson of Houston and Lester Jackson of Silsbee.

Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

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Lila Rebecca (Simmons) Jackson
Sep 30, 1883 - Jul 2, 1973

Mrs. Jackson

KERENS—Funeral services are set for 3 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church for Mrs. Will Jackson, 89, who died Monday at Maywood Manor Rest Home here. The Rev. Olin Boles, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Kerens City Cemetery under direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Kerens and member of First Baptist Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Guy Dobbs, Miss Oma Jackson and Miss Violet Jackson all of Kerens; two sons, Earl Jackson of Houston and Lester Jackson of Silsby; three sisters, Mrs. Minth Lowe of Corsicana, Mrs. Lula Peters of Malakoff and Mrs. Ola Smythe of Happey, Texas; one brother, Johnny Simmons of Dallas; 13 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

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James Andrew Paschal
Apr 7, 1888 - Aug 6, 1973

J. A. Pascal

KERENS—J. A. (Pete) Paschal, 85, resident of Kerens since 1900, died Monday at 5 a.m. at Memorial Hospital.

He was the father of Don Paschal of Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens and Malakoff.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church in Kerens. Burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Kerens and a retired auto mechanic. He was a veteran of World War 1 who served in the U. S. Air Force in France. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Kerens and a native of Bowling Green, Ky.

Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lillian Paschal of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. W. R. Ullman of Plano; a son, Don Paschal of Kerens; two granddaughters, three grandsons; two brothers, Bill Paschal of Grayville, Ill., and Bryan Paschal of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Odie Thomason of Athens; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Ben Cherry, W. L. Bain Jr., R. A. Bain, Western Wallace, Aubrey Saunders, Robert Bruner, John Seale and Jim Bob Ivy.

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Ela Moss (Swafford) Park
Nov 17, 1899 - Dec 5, 1974

Mrs. J. C. Park

ARLINGTON—Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Moore Funeral Home in Arlington for Mrs. J. C. Park, 75, who was found dead Thursday at her home. Burial will be at the Rice Cemetery at 2 p.m. following a graveside service.

She was a native of Rice and a member of the Church of Christ.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Frank Morris of Arlington; three granddaughters; two brothers, Scott Swafford of Muleshoe and Lyle Swafford of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Boardman of Austin and Mrs. Harry Porter of Terrell.

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Allen Phelps Treadaway
abt 1914 - Dec 13, 1939

Allen Treadaway Is Buried At Rice

RICE, Dec. 15—Allen Treadway, age 35 years, died at an Ennis hospital Wednesday. Funeral rites from the Alma Methodist church, interment was in the Rice Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McConnico two brothers, Woodfin and James Treadway, two sisters, Misses Avancil and Jimmie Ruth McConnico all of Alma.

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Jerry Thomas Knott
abt 1931 - Dec 6, 1939

BOY VICTIM OF HIGHWAY ACCIDENT BURIED THURSDAY

Funeral services for Jerry Thomas Knott, aged 8 years, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesday as the result of injuries sustained Tuesday afternoon two miles north of Chambers Creek bridge on Highway 75 when he was struck by an automobile, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Rice Baptist church. Interment was in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the church.

The youth alighted from a school bus, officers said, and had started across the pavement toward his home when the accident occurred. The car was driven by Fred Sheppard, café operator of Irving, Texas, formerly of Frost, Sheriff Cap Curington reported. Officers said Sheppard returned to Corsicana following the accident and came to the sheriff’s and criminal district attorney’s offices where he made statements of the affair, along with other witnesses, and also appeared before the Navarro county grand jury. State Highway Patrol and county officers investigated the circumstances surrounding the accident.

Sheriff Curington quoted Sheppard as saying he believed the school bus was turning off the highway toward Chatfield when he started to pass the vehicle. Both the car and the school bus, driven by F. F. Clark of Rice were preceeding in a northerly direction.

The death of the child brought the 1939 auto fatalities on highways and roads in Navarro county to ten.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Knott; five sisters, Viola Mae, Queenie, Opal Lee, Evalen and Catherine Knott; and three brothers, L. V., Jesse and Frank Knott.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Charges Filed
Freddie Sheppard was named in a complaint Thursday shortly before noon for negligent homicide. The charge was signed by M. R. Reid, state highway patrolman, and accepted by Seaton Holsey, assistant criminal district attorney. The complaint was filed before Judge B. V. Hatley, Rice, justice of the peace, who stated he would issue a warrant of arrest immediately.

Charles T. Banister, criminal district attorney, said the case would be presented to the grand jury when it resumes its work December 21.

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Sarah Ann “Sally” (Pollan) South
Sep 24, 1868 - Nov 10, 1939

LONG-TIME RICE RESIDENT BURIED SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. S. W. South, aged 71 years, a resident of Rice for over 44 years, was held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Methodist church of Rice. Rev. R. E. Briggs, conducted the rites.

Mrs. South died at her home early Friday morning following a short illness. Surviving are her husband, and the following children; Barron South of Rice; Mrs. Lowry Jones, of Tyler; C. B. South of Dallas; Mrs. Fred Rousseaux of Houston; Hugh South of Houston; Ethridge South of Houston; Mrs. Tom Sterling of Beaumont, and Lynn South of Longview.

The Hodge-McCammon Funeral Home of Rice had charge of the arrangements.

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Sarah Malinda “Sally” (Prewitt/Pruitt) Watkins
Jun 3, 1874 - Mar 12, 1939

MRS. SARAH WATKINS DIED RICE SUNDAY; FUNERAL MONDAY

Mrs. Sarah Watkins, aged 64 years, died Sunday Morning in the Rice community. Prior to moving to Navarro county three years ago, she had resided at Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Rice Baptist church with interment in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the church.

Surviving are five children, Guy Watkins, Rice; Mrs. Hubbard Cox, Stamford; Mrs. Mincie Durbin, Rice; Mrs. Easley Pierce, Rice and Robert Watkins, Rodessa, La.; and 14 grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Bartalo Tapia
abt 1866 - Nov 16, 1939

AGED RICE MAN WAS BURIED IN CATHOLIC CEMETERY FRIDAY

Funeral services for Bartalo Tapia, aged 73 years, who died Thursday at Rice, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. Rev. V. Graffeo, of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, conducted the rites.

He is survived by his wife and four children.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Francesco Rubalcaba
abt 1854 Mexico - May 14, 1939

F. Rubalcaba Was Buried Monday In Catholic Cemetery

Francisco Rubalcaba, aged 74 years, died at his home, 731 North Ninth street, Sunday morning at 5 o’clock. Funeral services were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Monday morning at 9 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Matilda Rubalcaba, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Amos A. Florez
Oct 1874 - Nov 8, 1939

Amos A. Florez Was Buried on Thursday

Funeral services for Amos A. Florez, aged 65 years, was held Thursday afternoon at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. Florez died Wednesday at the P. and S. Hospital.

Rev. V. Graffeo of the Church of Immaculate Conception conducted the rites.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Ruth May (Waters) Szenasy
Jun 2, 1905 - Jun 26, 1939

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN DALLAS; BURIAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Charlie Szenasy, 34, died at 5 o’clock Monday afternoon at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, and funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Church of Immaculate Conception here with Very Rev. Magr. V. Graffeo conducting the rites. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are her husband; one son, Charlie Szenasy, Jr.; two brothers, Homer Waters of Mt. Enterprise, and Richard Waters of Oak Grove, La.; three sisters, Mrs. C. L. Miley of Emhouse, Mrs. Pete Szenasy, and Mrs. Louis Szenasy, both of Corsicana; and her mother, Mrs. J. R. Waters of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Rudolph Beck, Rudolph Kormas, Frank Kormas, Sam Allen, Bob Pelham and Mick Szenasy.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 27, 1939
  • w/o Charles Joseph “Charlie” Szenasy, Sr. married Dec. 26, 1929; d/o Robert Waters & Delia (Thompson) Waters
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charlie Szenasy, Sr.
? - 1977

Charlie Szenasy

Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Charlie Szenasy, Sr., 76, resident of Rice, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. John Fowler will recite the rosary.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Lawrence Haberman, St. John’s Catholic Church, Ennis, officiating.

Burial will be at Catholic cemetery in Corsicana.

He was a native of Ennis County, lived most of his life in Rice, and was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva Marie Szenasy of Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Lairsey of San Antonio; two sons, Randy Szenasy of Monahans, and Charles Szenasy, Jr. of Dallas, four grandchildren, and two brothers, John Szenasy of Corsicana and Mike Szenasy of Florida.

Pallbearers are Billy Smith, Walter Pleas Mitchell, R. M. Bowden, Jr., Jerry Dickens, Deno Tufares, and Alex Lockhart.

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Julia (Kovack) Szenasy
Mar 5, 1858 - Jun 14, 1940

Funeral Services For Aged Resident Were Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank Szenasy, Sr., aged 82 years, who died at her home east of Corsicana Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

A native of Hungary, Mrs. Szenasy had resided in America 42 years and in Corsicana 25 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Nagy, Dilley; six sons, John, Mike, Sam, Andy, Pete and Charles Szenasy, all of Corsicana; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Will Nagy, Joe Nagy, Frank Nagy, John Nagy, Lois Nagy, Mick Szenasy and Dan Budai, Jr.

The services were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Sam Szenasy
Mar 27, 1890 - Jan 8, 1973

Sam Szenasy

Sam Szenasy, 81, of Corsicana, a retired farmer, died Monday night at Memorial Hospital.

Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. August Merkel officiating. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Born in Hungary in 1891, he was a Catholic and a retired farmer.

Survivors include his widow Ethel Szenasy of Corsican; one son, Sam Szenasy, Jr., of Tulsa, Okla.; four daughters, Mrs. Olen Sullivan of Tulsa, Mrs. Wilson Warner of Corsicana, Mrs. Ethol Lord of Dallas and Mrs. Maynard Phillips of Waco; five brothers, John Szenasy, Mike Szenasy, Pete Szenasy and Andy Szenasy, all of Corsicana, and Charlie Szenasy of Rice; 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons.

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Pete Albert Szenasy
Jun 29, 1899 - Feb 6, 1973

Pete Szenasy

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Pete Szenasy, 73, of Corsicna, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Rev. A. J. Merkel will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Hungary, a farmer and a rancher.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pete Szenasy of Corsicana; four brothers, Mike Szenasy, John Szenasy, and Andy Szenasy, all of Corsicana, and Charlie Szenasy of Rice, and a host of nieces and nephews.

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Andrew L. “Andy” Szenasy
Mar 16, 1893 - Jun 29, 1976

Andy Szenasy

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Andy Szenasy, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Dallas.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. The Rev. John Fowler will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a native of Hungary, lived in Corsicana 70 years, was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War 1.

Survivors include a son, Gerald Lynch of Odessa; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Van Stavern and Mrs. Dottie Allen, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Levy of Waco; four grandsons, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers, John Szenasy and Mike Szenasy both of Corsicana, and Charlie Szenasy of Rice.

Pallbearers will be Sonny Levy, Neil Van Stavern, Jr., Victor Allen, Donald Van Stavern, Phillip Van Stavern, and Dr. Neil Van Stavern 111.

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Ethel Madge (Horvath) Szenasy
Dec 5, 1895 - Mar 26, 1976

Mrs. Szenasy

Rosary services will be at 7 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Szenasy, 80, who died Friday in Waco.

Services for the former Corsicana resident will be Monday at 10 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial following in Resthaven Memorial Park. The Rev. John Fowler will officiate.

Survivors include one son, Sam Szenasy Jr. of Tulsa; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Sullivan of Tulsa, Mrs. Ethel Lord of Dallas, Mrs. W. N. Warner of Corsicana and Mrs. Maynard Phillips of Waco; one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Nagy of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; one brother, Bill Horvath of Gonzales, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Leo Palmer, Alvis Cox, Loyd Cox, Wayne Phillips, Howard Coley and Ervin Phillips.

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Johnnie Mae (Colvin) Lynch-Szenasy
May 18, 1888 - Oct 12, 1971

Mrs. Szenasy

Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Colvin Szenasy who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital, were to be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Robert J. Potts officiating and burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

A native of Crisp, Mrs. Szenasy had lived in Corsicana for most of her life and a member of the Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, A. L. Szenasy of Corsicana; a son, Gerald Lynch of Odessa; three daughters, Mrs. Neil Van Stavern of Dallas, Mrs. Victor (Dottie) Allen of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth GoBell of Corsicana; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, George Colvin of Dallas and Clyde Colvin of Tyler; and one sister, Mrs. W. D. Langston of Corsicana.

Pallbearers include Victor Allen, Veil Van Stavern, Phillip Van Stavern, Gary GoBell, Sonny Levy and Wylie H. Croom.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 14, 1971
  • 1st husband Cornelius James Lynch 2nd Andrew L. “Andy” Szenasy d/o John William Colvin and Myrtle (Gilpin) Colvin
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Walter Pete Szenasy
Jun 29, 1892 - Nov 9, 1971

Corsicana Man Hit By Train

A 79-year-old Corsicana man was pronounced dead at the scene of a train-pedestrian accident at the 500 block of South Main Street at about 10:20 a.m. Tuesday.

Walter Pete Szenasy, who lived at 219 S. 12 St. was struck by the Southern Pacific train as he was walking southward on the street across the railroad tracks, according to investigating Corsicana Police Department patrolman Dub Pritchett.

Engineer of the train was H. B. Martin of Ennis.

Justice of the Peace W. H. Tipton ruled “death by accident; upon investigation of the incident.

Mr. Szenasy was a member of the Catholic church and had lived in Corsicana 55 years. A retired farmer, he was a native of Hungary.

Survivors include a brother, John Bob Szenasy of Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Agnes Szenasy and Mrs. Annie Budai of Richland; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, with the Rev. A. J. Merkel officiating. Burial will be in the Resthaven Memorial Park under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will include John E. Slate, Oren B. Brown, E. A. Burkes, Dan Budai, Hugh Sitton and Pete Szenasy.

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Lewis Dabney Hixson, Capt.
Sep 25, 1894 - Dec 28, 1939

CAPT. L. D. HIXSON DIED IN ALABAMA; NATIVE OF NAVARRO

Funeral services were held Saturday at Opelousas, La., for Capt. Lewis D. Hixson, aged 45 years, who died Thursday at Fort McClellan, Ala.

Capt. Hixson was born at Blooming Grove, Texas, Sept. 25, 1894 and graduated from Corsicana High school in 1912. He began his military career as a private in the World War, entering the service Sept. 19, 1917.

His permanent station was at Fort Thomas, Ky., from which post he was ordered to Fort McClellan on Nov. 6 in connection with the concentration of Army units for field training.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bessie B. Hixson of Opelousas, La., and two daughters, Miss Erwino M. Hixson and Mrs. Eli E. Daman, wife of Lieut. Eli E. Daman, United States Army.

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Frank Berryhill
Nov 27, 1883 - Jul 4, 1937

Frank Berryhill Buried at Dresden Monday, July 5th

Funeral services for F. Berryhill, aged 53 years, who died at his son’s home at Purdon, Sunday, July 4th, at 7:30 o’clock, were held at Dresden Monday, July 5, at 3:30 o’clock, Revs. Tom Almon and Lester Roloff conducted the rites. He had lived in Navarro county 51 years.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, Clarence, Edward, Kelton, Ira Lee, Gordon, Thurman, Glen Doyle, and Francis Berryhill; two daughers, Mrs. Faye Cagle and Daisy Berryhill; four brothers, John Berry hill, O’Brine, Texas; Bud and Riley Berryhill, Elgin, Okla.; Ben Berryhill, Athens and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers were his sons and son-in-law, Clarence Berryhill, Edward Berryhill, Kelton Berryhill, Ira Lee Berryhill, Gordon Berryhill and Jim Cagle.

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William T. Brim
Oct 3, 1852 - Oct 9, 1939

WILLIAM T. BRIM DIED HERE MONDAY; BE BURIED DRESDEN

William T. Brim, aged 87 years, died Monday at the home of his nieces, Misses Blanche and Ruth Brim, 817 South Beaton street. Funeral services will be held at Dresden Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church. Interment will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are several nieces including Misses Ruth and Blanche Brim, Corsicana and several nephews including E. R. Brim, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Joseph S. "Jodie" Summers
July 8, 1872 - Oct 11, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. S. SUMMERS HELD AT DRESDEN

Funeral services for J. S. Summers, aged 67 years, Retreat farmer, who died Wednesday at noon, were held Thursday afternoon at Dresden at 2:00 o’clock. Interment was made in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. McDuffy of Teague.

A native of Alabama, Mr. Summers had resided in this vicinity for 59 years.

Surviving are his widow, seven children, Mrs. C. T. Gilmore, Corsicana; E. W. Summers, Odomolle; Mrs. H. S. Blackman, Dallas; Mrs. Bob Collins, Travis Summers, Rena Summers and Ruth Summers, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Williamson, Trawick, Texas, and a brother, Nick Summers, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Andrew Livingston, W. S. Schomerus, D. J. Martin, E. E. Norwood, W. W. Vaughn and Tim Anderson.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Fannie (Miller) Rosenthal-Limke
abt 1887 - Mar 4, 1937

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED DALLAS BURIAL BE HERE

Mrs. Harry Limke, 50, 4319 Cedar Springs Road, Dallas, died at 10 o’clock Thursday morning at St. Paul’s Sanitarium, following a short illness. Mrs. Limke was the sister of M. M. Miller and Harry Miller of Corsicana, and had many Corsicana friends.

Funeral services will be held in Dallas Sunday, and burial will be at the Hebrew cemetery here later in the day.

Surviving are her husband, Harry Limke, Dallas; one son, Allen Rosenthal, San Antonio; one daughter, Helen Limke, Hollywood, Calif.; four brothers, Harry Miller and M. M. Miller, both of Corsicana; Ben Miller, Donna, Texas, and Abe Miller, Chicago, and one sister, Mrs. Joseph Stoltz of Los Angeles, Calif.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 5, 1937
  • 1st husband unk Rosenthal 2nd Harry Claude Limke d/o Jacob “Jake” Miller & Hannah Perry (Lazer) Miller
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • monument has dod as 1936, death cert and obituary show 1937

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FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR MRS. LIMKE AT HEBREW CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry Limke, aged 50 years, former Corsicanan, who died in a Dallas Hospital Thursday morning, were held Sunday with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted at the local cemetery Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock by Rabbi E. Louis Neimand.

Surviving are her husband, Dallas; a son, Allen Rosenthal, San Antonio; a daughter, Helen Limke, Hollywood, Calif.; four brothers, Harry Miller and M. M. Miller, both of Corsicana; Ben Miller, Donna, and Abe Miller, Chicago, and a sister, Mrs. Joseph Stolts, Los Angeles, Calif.

Pallbearers were Albert Daniels, Morris Dreeben, Ben Goldsmith, Sydney Marks, Gabe Goldberg and Sol Gottlieb.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements here.

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Minnie (Castleberg) Jacobs
Mar 1868 - Mar 4, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. JACOBS FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. J. Jacobs, age 70 years, died at her home on West Second avenue early Friday morning and funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon from the residence. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Harry Shapiro of Agudas Achim synagogue. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Mrs. Jaobs had been a residence of Corsicana for 40 years.

Surviving are her husband, four sons, Sol Jacobs, Conroe; A. Jacobs, Waco; Julius Jacobs, Corsicana; Harry Jacobs, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Leichtman, Gladewater; Mrs. Al Eron, Longview; two sisters, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be H. Rothkopf, Max Wolens, J. Levine, M. Evans, L. H. Golden and Jay Silverberg.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is directing the funeral arrangements.

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Louis Levine
abt 1853 in Russia - Jan 27, 1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LOUIS LEVINE WERE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Louis Levine, aged 85 years, who died Thursday morning following an extended illness, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Levy, 1216 West Second avenue, with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Harry Shapiro. Mr. Levine had resided in Corsicana for 60 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Joseph Stern, Kansas City; Mrs. Isadore Cohen, Dallas; Mrs. Levy and Mrs. Louis Shwarts, both of Corsicana; a son Harry Levine, St. Louis, eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were L. H. Golden, H. Rothkopf, D. E. Stander, Mendel Marks, Max Wolens and Harry Kaufman.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Leon Pace Daniels
Aug 12, 1903 - Jan 24, 1950

Leon Daniels, 46, dies After Short Illness; Rites Set

Leon P. Daniels, 46, life-long Corsicana resident, and well-known merchant, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday at 3 a.m. following a short illness. He was admitted to the clinic Sunday.

One of the best known tire dealers in Central Texas, Daniels had been connected with the firm of Simon Daniels since childhood. He resided at 2003 West Collin street.

Funeral services will be held from the Simon Daniels home, 415 West Sixth Avenue, Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Herbert M. Yarrish, Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Harold Daniels; four brothers, David, Albert, George and Louis Daniels, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Louis Goldberg and Mrs. Ben Levy, Corsicana, Mrs. Mike Kamen, Athens, and Mrs. J. Frankfort, Waco, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be O. L. Albritten, W. A. Wright, Carl Calloway, J. M. May, Earl Presley, Fred M. Allison, Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr.; Judge A. P. Mays, M. G. Caston, Wesley Davis, H. S. Whorton, Mike Kamen, Ivan Rosenberg and J. C. West.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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David Daniels
Sep 3, 1891 - Jan 1, 1953

David Daniels Service Friday

Funeral services for David Daniels, 61, life-long Corsicana merchant, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi I. J. Sarasohn, Temple Beth-El.

Daniels, a veteran of World War 1, had been general manager of the Simon Daniels stores here since the death of his father, founder of the business, a number of years ago.

Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Louis Goldberg and Mrs. Ben Levy, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Dave Kamen, Athens, and Mrs. Irving Frankfort, Waco; three brothers, Albert, George and Louis Daniels, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bob Irvine, Dave Kelton, Wilbur Thompson, Louis Wolens, J. Floyd Smith, Judge A. P. Mays, Jay Silverberg, John S. Summers and L. H. Golden.

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Heard From Son

Simon Daniels received a letter today from his son, David. David is in the 36th division and wrote that he was well. He wrote of seeing the Gergory boy, the Highnote boy, and Smoky Roughton at a distance but did not get to talk with any of them. David said things were sure high in France. He said a good pie costs $3, over sixty cents a slice and that cream puffs were sold for 15 cents apiece.

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Ida (Weinstein) Wolens
Mar 10, 1875 - Apr 21, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. K. WOLENS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. K. Wolens, aged 64 years, who died at the family home, 402 West Sixth avenue, late Friday night, were held Sunday afternoon from the Agudas Achim Synagogue. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Shapiro. Interment was made in the Hebrew cemetery.

Born in Maltza, Russia, now a part of Poland, Mrs. Wolens has resided in Corsicana since about 1900.

Surviving are her husband founder of the nineteen K. Wolens Department Stores of Texas; three sons, Max Wolens, Louis Wolens and Joe Wolens, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jay Silverberg, Corsicana; several grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. J. Kaplin, Gladewater, and Mrs. Sam Henry, Chicago.

Mrs. Wolens was one of the leaders in the religious affairs of her faith, and was recognized as an authority on orthodox religion and customs. Much charitable work was accomplished under her direction.

Pallbearers were H. Rothkopf, Jake Levine, George Weinstein, Max Brustein, Pete Hartholz, Sam Brooks, Robert Werner and Leon Rudberg.

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Reuben B. Hixon
Mar 1, 1873 - Feb 25, 1939

ELM FLAT FARMER BURIED AT KERENS SUNDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, March 1.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the First Baptist church Sunday at 2 p.m. for R. B. Hixon, Elm Flat community farmer, who died in a Corsicana hospital February 25, after a short illness. Deceased was a native of Tennessee, having been born in Dunlap, on March 1, 1872, coming to Texas and the Kerens vicinity about 14 years ago, Mr. Hixon was preceded in death by his wife a number of years ago. Survivors are two children, Kay Hixon, of Irene and Raymond Hixon of Chattanooga, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, two brothers, A. J. Hixon, of Abbott, and J. W. Hixon of Oklahoma City, Okla.

Services were in charge of Rev. M. O. Cheek, of Kerens Baptist church. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery under the direction of the Stockton Funeral Home.

Pallbearers were Joe Dick Washburn, Chester Kyser, Willard Mayo, August Hill, Hardy Mayo and Tom McCord.

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Thomas H. Morgan
Oct 20, 1853 - Oct 22, 1939

Aged Resident of Kerens Community Died here Sunday

T. H. Morgan, aged 86 years, of Kerens Route 3 died in the P. and S. Hospital Sunday after several weeks illness.

The body was taken to Kerens for burial Sunday by the Stockton Funeral Home.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens, and a number of other relatives.

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Johnnie B. Towns, Sr
Feb 3, 1872 - Mar 29, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. B. TOWNS ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for J. B. Towns, aged 70 years, who died Friday morning at his residence in the Hester community, were held from Corley Chapel Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

A native of Powell, Mr. Towns was a salesman here for 20 years. The family moved to Hester from Corsicana several weeks ago.

Surviving are his widow, two sons, R. A. Towns and J. B. Towns, Jr., of Hester; a daughter, Mrs. O. W. Wilkstrom, New Orleans; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alice Wilson, Powell, and Mrs. Frank Chester, Beaumont; two brothers, Tom Towns, Powell and Dr. J. R. Towns, Livingston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles Borg, Joe Beauchamp, Pete O’Daniel, Wesley Edens, Jr., O. E. Stone and Jim Pugh.

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Mamie (Sherrill) Jennings
Jan 31, 1887 - Mar 20, 1940

Kerens Woman Was Buried on Friday

KERENS, March 25.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the family home on Friday, March 21, for Mrs. Wyatt Jennings, who died Wednesday, March 20, at 9 p.m. The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, Baptist pastor, and Rev. Joe N. Everheart, Presbyterian pastor.

Interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

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Joseph Wells Richardson
Jul 6, 1873 - Sep 7, 1940

Buried In Kerens Monday Morning

KERENS, Sept. 12.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. for J. W. Richardson, 66, of Austin, who passed away at 6 p.m. Saturday from a heart attack while at work as agent for a railway company at Oglesby.

Services were held at the home of Mrs. F. E. Barlow, motherof Mrs. Richardson, and were conducted by the Rev. Joe N. Everheart of the First Presbyterian church, Kerens. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery, directed by the P. N. Stockton funeral home.

Pallbearers were Joe Sheppard, Lon McCluney, Josh Speed, F. E. McCown, E. D. McCarver of Corsicana, and R. K. Parker of Austin.

Survivors include the wife, Mrs. J. W. Richardson; one son, Joe Richardson of Austin; one daughter, Mrs. C. F. Dilliard, Austin; one granddaughter, Miss Patsy Dilliard, Austin; one brother, Jewel Richardson, Shreveport; one sister, Mrs. Anne Rankin, Corinth, Miss. For many years Kerens was the home of Mr. Richardson, he at the time being agent for the Cotton Belt Railway. For the past ten years the family home had been in Austin.

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Ruby Elizabeth (Barlow) Richardson
Feb 19, 1882 - Sep 29, 1975

Mrs. Richardson

KERENS—Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Kerens for Mrs. Ruby Elizabeth Richardson, 93, resident of Austin, who died Monday in Austin. She was a native of Kerens.

Rev. J. K. Story, Ferris Presbyterian Church pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Kerens City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

Survivors include a son, Joe Richardson of Austin; a daughter, Mrs. Auliae Roper of Austin; two brothers, H. L. Barlow of Kerens and Hyden Barlow of San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Chappell of Pittsburg and Mrs. Mary Lou Cason of Port Arthur; a grandchild, and two great-grandchildren.

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Mark David Mazurek
Jan 16, 1976 - Mar 25, 1976

Mark Mazurek

Graveside services were Saturday morning at the Rice Cemetery for Mark David Mazurek, two months, who died at his home in Rice Thursday.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated.

Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Mical Karen Mazurek of Rice; his father, Charles P. Mazurek of Fredericksburg; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Foust of Rice, Mrs. Joseph Mazurek of Fredericksburg and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams of Trinidad, and great-grandparents Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Loper of Rice.

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Sallie (Davidson) Babb
Nov 28, 1877 - Feb 1, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED THURSDAY MRS. SALLIE BABB

Mrs. Sallie Babb, aged 61 years, native Texan, resident of the Rice community, died Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock, three miles ears of Rice. Funeral rites are planned for Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church at Rice with interment in the Rice cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the church.

Surviving are a brother, J. L. Davidson, Corsicana, Route 3, and seven nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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William J. Willis
Nov 10, 1869 - Jan 13, 1940

Alma Pioneer Died Saturday Evening; Interment At Rice

W. J. Willis, aged 70 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Alma community, Ellis county, for the past 40 years, died at his home in Alma Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Alma Methodist church. Interment was made in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. R. C. Wimberly, Alma, and Mrs. O. J. Gulledge, Bristol; three grandchildren, four brothers, Joe Willis, Ennis; Marvin Willis, Ennis; Walter Willis, Victoria, and Bob Willis, Walker county; and a sister, Mrs. Ida Tune, Alma, other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Thomas Arthur Scott
Aug 17, 1874 - Apr 20, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR T.A. SCOTT IN RICE ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for T. A. Scott, 65, who died at his home in Dallas Thursday afternoon, were held from the Rice Methodist church Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Interment was made in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Briggs.

Surviving are his widow, Dallas; two sons, Cecil Aston Scott, Drumwright, Okla., and John Bomar Scott, St. Louis, Okla.; a daughter, May Scott, Dallas; a brother Jim Scott, Santa Anna, and two sisters, Mrs. Etta Swafford, Rice, and Mrs. Bettie Sessions, Caddo, Okla.

McCammon & Hodge directed the arrangements.

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Elizabeth C. "Bettie" (Hipp) Anderson
Nov 4, 1858 - Feb 1, 1936

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. ANDERSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Anderson, aged 77 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. T. Adams, 811 North Thirteenth street, Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock, were held from the Church of Christ church Sunday afternoon at 8 o’clock with burial in Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leslie Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ.

Mrs. Anderson had resided in Navarro county for 36 years, the last 14 years in Corsicana. She had been a member of the Church of Christ for 60 years.

Surviving are two sons, W. M. Anderson, Pickett, and V. L. Anderson, Dorchester; six daughters, Mrs. J. T. Adams, Corsicana; Mrs. E. A. Gunter, Brandon; Mrs. J. H. Howard, Waco; Mrs. J. Y. Deere, Saltillo, Tenn.; Mrs. A. L. Adams, Corsicana, and Mrs. Roy F. Bunch, Drane; three brothers, J. B. Hipp, Ardmore, Okla.; John Hipp, Bonham, and I. G. Hipp, Duncanville; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Harrell, Waco; 24 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

The following grandsons were pallbearers: Otis Adams, Lovell Adams, Raymond Gunter, Robert Anderson, Edward Anderson, Keeley Anderson, Sheeley Anderson and Rudolph Howard.

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

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Delilah B. (Comer) Pope
Sep 4, 1890 - Dec 7, 1937

MRS. GEORGE POPE DIES WHITES CHAPEL COMMUNITY TUESDAY

Mrs. George Pope died at her home in the Whites Chapel community Tuesday morning and funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Black Hills church. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, four children, Margie Mae Pope, Vera Fay Pope, Billie Pope and George Pope, all of Whites Chapel community, three brothers, J. B. Comer, Mildred; Fred Comer, Somerville; S. B. Comer, Pursley; four sisters, Mrs. Jimmie Cooper, Pursley; Mrs. Billie Harris, Pursley; Mrs. Jessie Medlin, Greenville; Mrs. Mamie Cooper, Drane, and other relatives.

The funeral arrangements were directed by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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John Marvin Beckham
Jul 10, 1891 - Feb 6, 1938

JOHN M. BECKHAM OF BLACK HILLS IS BURIED ON MONDAY

John M. Beckham, aged 46 years, resident of the Black Hills community for the past 17 years, died Sunday afternoon after an illness of several months. Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Black Hills church with interment in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, six children, Melissa, Geneva, Evelyn, Margie Lou, Charles and Haywood Beckham, all of Black Hills; a brother, Benton Beckham, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Coleman Easley, Mrs. Artie Easley and Mrs. Mack Norton, all of Hemphill, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Grady Poarch, H. H. Tatum, John Tatum, Sam Allen, Hall Hench and Henry Slate.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Alice (Robbins) Ray
Dec 11, 1859 - Mar 15, 1938

MRS. J. B. RAY OF BLACK HILLS BURIED THERE ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. B. Ray, aged 78, who died at the family home at Black Hills early Tuesday evening, were held from the Black Hills church Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. Lawrence Shivers conducted the services.

The deceased is survived by two sons, Jack Ray of Corsicana and Bill Ray of LaRue; two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Gullett of Eureka, and Mrs. Frankie Cantrell of LaRue; twelve grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren.

Arrangements were directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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