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Barbara June Grimes
Mar 6, 1935 - Aug 16, 1937

FUNERAL OF LITTLE GIRL ON TUESDAY; CHILD DIED MONDAY

Funeral services for Barbara June Grimes, aged 2 ½ years, daughter of Raymond Grimes, who died Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence, 815 West Ninth avenue with interment in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are the father, a brother, Billie Ray Grimes, grandmother, Mrs. A. J. Berryhill, all of Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Thomas Benjamin Stewart
Sep 13, 1861 - Feb 27, 1938

THOMAS B. STEWART BURIED MONDAY IN CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for Thomas Benjamin Stewart, aged 76 years, who died at his home in the Drane community late Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Drane Methodist church. Interment was made in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. V. Bane. Mr. Thomas had been ill for the past eight months. He had resided in the Drane community for the past 10 years.

Surviving are seven children, Roy Stewart, Athens; Tomi Stewart, Brownwood; B. F. Stewart, Belton; G. T. Stewart, Belton; Mrs. D. H. Powell, Eustace; Miss Mildred Stewart, Drane; and Mrs. E. A. Rauch, San Antonio; a brother, George Stewart, Waco and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. H. Drane, S. T. Dorsey, Mack Roughton, John Taylor, Arthur Ray and J. S. Hicks.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Dorothy Videll (Harrison) Fields
Mar 11, 1914 - Oct 08, 1938

YOUNG WOMAN DIED SATURDAY MORNING IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Mrs. Dorothy V. Fields, aged 24 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning at 1 o’clock. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Methodist church at Drane, with interment in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. B. Byus, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband R. W. Wields, Corsicana; two sons, Joe and Jimmy Ray Fields, both of Corsicana; father Luke Harrison, Waco, and a brother, J. B. Harrison, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Twin Male Inf. Follis
B & D Nov 14, 1940

Infant Twin Boys Buried In Campbell Cemetery On Friday

Funeral services for the infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Follis, 609 East Ninth avenue, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon about 5 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Campbell cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, one sister, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Parker, Jester.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Twin Male Inf. Follis (2)
B&D Nov. 14, 1940

Infant Twin Boys Buried In Campbell Cemetery On Friday

Funeral services for the infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Follis, 609 East Ninth avenue, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon about 5 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Campbell cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, three brothers, one sister, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Parker, Jester.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Sojourner Woodard
Jul 12, 1887 - Nov 3, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON WORLD WAR VETERAN

S. Woodard, aged 53 years, World War veteran, and life-long resident of the Jester community, died Sunday noon at his home.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Assembly of God church at Jester. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. L. Tomlinson.

Woodard served in the 359th Infantry, 90th Division, U. S. A., during the World War.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Donald, Robbie Joe, Grace and Mildred Woodard, all of Jester; mother, Mrs. Joe Woodard, Corsicana; two brothers, Joe Woodard, Louisiana, and Bascomb Woodard, Jester; three sisters, Mrs. E. E. Banks, Corsicana; Mrs. R. A. Crouch, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. W. P. Brown, Frost, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Whitten, Elva Whitten, A. E. Bittner, Earl Darden, Henry Levy and Connie Grimstead, all World War veterans.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Andrew Frenchie Huff, Sr.
Oct 18, 1883 - Jan 23, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ANDREW HUFF MONDAY AFTERNOON
FORMER RESIDENT BLOOMING GROVE DIED IN DALLAS SUNDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Andrew Frenchie Huff, age 44 years, were held at the First Methodist church here Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock and were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mr. Huff died in Dallas Sunday morning and the remains were brought here for burial.
He is survived by his wife and one son, Andrew Frenchie Jr.; his parents Mr. and Mrs.  J. M. Huff of Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. B. A. Wilson, Dallas; Mrs. George R. Mabry, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Maury B. Howard, Dallas; two brothers, W. M. Huff, Corsicana and E. J. Huff, Blooming Grove.
The deceased lived at Blooming Grove a number of years and moved to Dallas where he entered partnership with B. A. Wilson in the Wilson Lime Cone and Pecan Company and had resided there during the past six years.
In addition to the talk by Rev. F.P. Culver, B. A. Wilson, partner and brother-in-law of the deceased made s short talk in which he enumerated the attributes of character of Mr. Huff and said that he never new a more honest man, a more sincere man, a man so gentle, yet so courageous and kind; a man so obedient to his duties as a son, a man who was so solicitous for his sisters and a man with more love for his brothers.  He declared that Mr. Huff was as true to his friends as to his relatives. No truer friendship, he added could be exemplified in any man.
Following were the active pallbearers:
L. I. Griffin, Blooming Grove; Jno. B. Jones, Blooming Grove, R. B. Mitchell, Corsicana; Otis Cole, Blooming Grove; O. C. Ingram, Dallas; H. O. Timmins, Blooming Grove.
Honorary Pall Bearers - B. A. Wilson, Dallas; M. B. Howard, Dallas; Arthur Smith, Dallas; G. R. Mabry, Blooming Grove; J. B. Banks, City; Doyle Pevehouse, S. W. Burdine, P. D. Williams, Edgar Metcalf, Sam J. Helm, J. L. Jackson, K. L. McKeown, R. L. Calkins, Chris L. Knox, T. W. Watson, H. Iverson, E. E. Sanner, E. R. Glover, P. H. Loggins, R. F. Briggs, Joe Sands, J. L. McCleary, L. E. McCormick, S. J. Jackson, C. C. Albritton, H. P. Barton, W. I. Pressley, Sidney Marks, I. T. Kent, Mattaw Kent, Paul Allen, Go. W. Boyd, M. A. Spurgeon, Fred White, W. A. Tarver, E. E. Babers, W. O. Allmon, O. L. Smith, J. N. Royal; J. C. Beck, Frost; J. L. Ledford, Frost, Emery Melton, Frost; S. B. Hodkins, Blooming Grove; J. D. George, Blooming Grove; C. L. Gillin, Blooming Grove; W. L. McAdams, Blooming Grove; J. R. Griffis, Blooming Grove; R. L. Harris, Blooming Grove; T. H. Simpson, Blooming Grove; T. M. George Jr., Blooming Grove; R. R? McCormick, Blooming Grove; Joe George, Blooming Grove; C. L. Fellmow, Blooming Grove; Pim Spivey, Blooming Grove; J. M. Reid, Blooming Grove; C. M. Dillingham, Blooming Grove; C. L. Boswell, Blooming Grove; J. R. Corbin, Blooming Grove; H. E. Simpson, Blooming Grove; J. E. Walker, Blooming Grove; W. G. C. Lingram, Blooming Grove; W. E. Huffstutler, Blooming Grove; J. L. Sewell, Blooming Grove; R. D. George, Blooming Grove; Jack Haslam, Corsicana.

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Eltra Inez (King) Mesker
Jan 8, 1915 - May 7, 1935

EMMETT WOMAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; IS BURIED TUESDAY
Mrs. Eltra Inez Mesker, aged 20 years, resident of the Emmett community practically all of her life, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning at 2:15 o'clock and the funeral was held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, O. E. Mesker, two sons, Ossie Oliver and James Ellis mesker, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles King, all of the Emmett community; a sister, Mrs. J. L. Curtis, Dawson; three brothers, Charles King, Jr., Waco; Van and James King, both of the Emmett Community.

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Winifred Brewer
Aug 16, 1939 - Oct 19, 1940

LITTLE GIRL WAS BURIED AT RICE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Winifred Brewer, 14 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Brewer of Rice, who died Saturday in a local hospital, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Rice.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. R. E. Briggs, of Rice, assisted by the Rev. J. C. Henry. Interment was in the Rice Cemetery.

The child is survived by her parents, a sister, Barbara Ann; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Brewer of Rice and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Welch of Corsicana.

Arrangements were in charge of the Hodge - McCammon Funeral Service.

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John W. Brewer
Apr 2, 1857 - Sep 1, 1940

FATHER CORSICANA MAN BURIED IN RICE MONDAY AFTERNOON

J. W. Brewer, about 84 years old, died in Rice Sunday morning. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. E. Briggs, pastor of the church. Interment was made in the Rice Cemetery.

A native of Georgia, he had resided in the Rice community for the past 42 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. T. Frazier, Weatherford, and Mrs. Jesse Pollan, Madisonville; three sons, S. L. Brewer, Corsicana; Johnson Brewer, Houston, and L. W. Brewer, Rice; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Wilcher and Mrs. Ella Wilson, both of Butler, Ga., and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Elizabeth (Johnson) Brewer
Sep 12, 1861 - Mar 22, 1932

RICE.

RICE, Mar. 24.—(Spl.)--Mrs. J. W. Brewer died at her home in Ennis Tuesday afternoon and the funeral was held at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon at the Methodist church in Alma, after which the body was brought here for burial, under the direction of J. E. Keever. Surviving are her husband, five children, and a number of other relatives.

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Helen Lavern Brown
B & D Jun. 28, 1940

Baby Died In Local Hospital On Friday; Burial Was At Rice;

Funeral services for Helen Lavurn Brown, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Brown of Rice, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday morning at 5 o’clock, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Rice where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Brown of Rice and Mr. and Mrs. Will Truell of Corsicana.

Sutherland - McCammon and Hodge Funeral Service had charge of the arrangements.

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Male Inf. Stringer
B & D Apr 20, 1940

Infant Buried At Rice on Sunday

Funeral services were held for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Stringer of Rice. The child died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday.

Surviving are the parents.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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John Bob Szenasy
Nov 17, 1898 - Ma. 3, 1976

J. B. Szenasy

Rosary will be said at 8 p.m. tonight at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for John Bob Szenasy, 77, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday afternoon.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with The Rev. August Merkel. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Budia of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Oren Brown, Bill Murphy, Lee Wilson, Albert Szenasy, and David Szenasy.

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Frank Mandnado
abt 1854 - Jun 19, 1939

FRANK MANDNADO DIED LATE MONDAY; BURIAL ON TUESDAY

Frank Mandnado, 85, died at his residence on North Beaton street last night, and funeral services were held at the Church of Immaculate Conception at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Very Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo conducted the rites, and Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Burial was made in the Catholic Cemetery.

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Emery Pinter
Oct 19, 1859 - Dec 29, 1939

EMERY PINTER DIED SUDDENLY FRIDAY NIGHT NEAR ROANE

Emery Pinter, aged 80 years, died suddenly Friday night at 7 o’clock at the home of his brother-in-law, Joe Kormos, near Roane.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Catholic Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

A native of Petrovaszelo, Hungary, Mr. Pinter had resided in America for 41 years and in Navarro county 20 years.

Surviving are his wife of Roane, three cousins, Annie Zekinski, Corsicana; Mrs. John Bodnar, Cleveland, Ohio, and Matthew Levi, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Pete Szenasy, Frank Szenasy, Mike Szenasy, Sam Szenasy, Louis Szenasy and Pete Szenasy.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Julia (Kormos) Pinter
Jun 16, 1873 - Apr 4, 1952

Saturday Rites For Mrs. Pinter

Mrs. Julia Pinter, 78, resident of Corsicana for a half-century, died in the Navarro Clinic about noon Friday.

Mrs. Pinter was a native of Hungary but came to Corsicana as a young woman.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, with the Very Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo officiating. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

A rosary will be said at the church Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Surviving are a brother, Joe Kormos, Corsicana; a sister Mrs. Agnes Szucs, of Detroit, Mich.; four nephews, Frank Kormos of Fort Worth; Rudy Kormos of Wichita Falls, and Gene and Louis Kormos both of Tyler; and a niece Mrs. Irene Lang of Gladewater.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. Julia Pinter Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Pinter, 78, resident of Corsicana 50 years, who died in the Navarro Clinic at noon Friday, were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 3 p.m. Saturday.

The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.

A native of Hungary, Mrs. Pinter came to Corsicana as a young woman.

A rosary was recited at the church at 8:30 p.m. Friday.

Surviving are a brother, Joe Kormos, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Agnes Szucs, Detroit, Mich.; four nephews, Frank Kormos, Fort Worth; Rudy Kormos, Wichita Falls; Gene and Louis Kormos, both of Tyler; a niece, Mrs. Irene Lang, Gladewater.

Pallbearers were John, Mike, Andy, Sam and Pete Szenasy, and Louis Szenasy.

Corley directed.

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Raymond Reyes
May 1, 1929 - Jun 6, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR RAYMOND REYES ARE HELD ON FRIDAY

Funeral rites for Raymond Reyes, age 11 years, who died at the home of his parents, 405 East Eleventh Avenue, Thursday morning were held at the Catholic church Friday morning at 9 o’clock.

The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo and interment was in the Catholic Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Reyes; two brothers, Frank and Louis Reyes; a sister, Victoria Reyes, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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BOY DIED EARLY THURSDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Raymond Reyes, age 11 years, died at the home of his parents, 405 East Eleventh avenue Thursday morning at 2:30 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at the Catholic church at 9 o’clock Friday morning with the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Reyes, two brothers, Frank and Louis Reyes, a sister, Victoria Reyes and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Aloha Louise (Davis) Goble-Pittman
May 10, 1921 - Nov 14, 2013

Aloha Louise Pittman, 92, of Llano, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 in Llano.

She was born to WIlliam Edgar Davis and Mary Frances Hargrove on May 10,
1921 in Currie, Texas.

Mrs. Pittman was a member of Pittsburg Avenue Baptist Church, and she enjoyed helping the elderly.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed Goble, her parents, a brother, Loyd Davis, and a sister, Helen Davis.

She is survived by nieces, Jeannette and husband Sam McPherson of Llano, Glenda “PeeWee” McGlothlin of Llano; nephew Earl Goble Jr. of Burnet; cousin, Billy and Shirley Hargrove of Frost; step-sons, Norman and Wayne Goble, both of Buchanan Dam; step-daughter Linda Goble Price of Buchanan Dam; and great-granddaughter Donna and husband Don Hoffer of Inez. She is also survived by two special friends, Evelyn Holt of Sheridan and Saundra Garrett of Buchanan Dam, as well as a host of other friends.

Visitation was 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Richland Cemetery in Richland, Texas with John Earl Frias officiating.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc., Llano, Texas.

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Joseph "Joe" Ray Jackson
abt 1950 - Nov 17, 2013
 
Joseph “Joe” Ray Jackson, 63, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 in Keller. Visitation will be 12 noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 1 p.m.  Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Bethel AME Church with Rev. Willie Green officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Hattie Marie (Mahoney) Price
May 4, 1932 - Nov 16, 2013
 
Marie Price peacefully entered through Heaven's Gate on Saturday, Nov.
16, 2013, in Navarro Mills. Marie was born on May 4, 1932, to Roscoe and Macon Mahoney.

Marie was married to Clifford “Sarge” Price on July 3, 1945, and together had six children. Upon the death of their son, Timothy, they moved back to Navarro Mills, where they made their home for the last 30 years.

Marie was a loving and compassionate daughter, sister, friend, mother, and wife. She loved and gave with her whole heart and soul. She was a beautiful Christian woman who loved and served her God while in this world. Now she will sit with God in Heaven and carry on his Angels work.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Cliff, son/daughter Edward and Catherine (at birth), son Timothy Joe, granddaughter Heather Ann, grandson Joey, sister Mozelle Montgomery, brothers Alan, Lelon, Maurice, W.M. and Michael Mahoney.

Marie is survived by her son Daniel and daughter-in-law Ann Price, daughter Donna and son-in-law James Schumacher, and daughter Terry Alvarado. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jason and daughter-in-law Kristin Grahmann, Shannon Foster, Valorie and son-in-law Eric Steele; great-grandchildren, Ashleigh, Logan, Leanna, Gracie, Wyatt, Taylor and Jeff. Marie is also survived by her brother, the Rev.
Wayne Mahoney, sisters Dean Whitlock, Mary Nutt, and sister-in-law, Dot Mahoney. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held at Corley Funeral Home on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Chad Owen officiating.

Pallbearers will be grandsons Jason Grahmann and Eric Steele; nephews Jack Kuykendall and Cody Callahan, family friends Jack Lewis and Wayne Adams. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat. A reception will be held at Unity Baptist Church in Corsicana following the burial.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Dr. Rodrigues, and his caring staff, Family Care of Corsicana, the compassionate staff of Hand in Hand Hospice of Corsicana, and all those who prayed for this special woman and her family.

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Allen V. Boone
July 11, 1927 - Nov 15, 2013
 
Allen V. Boone, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at Ennis Regional Medical Center. He was born July 11, 1927 in Powell to Robert Boone and Sadie Geraldine Jergins Boone.

He served in the Merchant Marines from 1944-1946, and the United States Air Force from 1946-1973. He was stationed at various bases across the United States and had assignments in Vietnam, Thailand, Turkey, Australia, England, and Pearl Harbor. He spent the last 35 years in retirement living in Phuket, Thailand where he enjoyed sailing, scuba diving, and golf. He returned to his native Texas in 2012.

He was preceded in death by mother, Geraldine Boone; father, Robert Boone; and a sister, Juanita Boone Barham.

He is survived by his beloved, Ruth Budai Boone of Corsicana; daughters, Irene Witten of Wimberley, and Ann Rogers of McKinney; three grandchildren, Michel Ann Ford of Riverside, Calif., Josh Allen Moore of Sturbridge, Maine, and Christa Snyder of Wimberley; two great granddaughters, Jessica Chapman and Casie Chapman both of Riverside, Calif.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

The family wishes to express their special thanks to the staff at Ennis Care Center for their care and concern for Allen.

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Marylina (McCormick) McGraw
July 28, 1932 - Nov 19, 2013

Marylina McGraw, 81, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013.

She was born July 28, 1932, in Corsicana, to E. D. "Ditt" McCormick and Beatrice Robinson McCormick. She was a member of the Frost United Methodist Church. She was a very creative lady. She loved motorcycles and was very active in all her children’s’ activities, including 4H, Cub Scouts, Den Mother and Camp Fire Girl Leader. She was a graduate of Okinawa High School in 1949 and was also "Miss Okinawa" in 1949.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim Bob McGraw; and sister, Drue Ruja.

Survivors include her children, Claire Hoving and husband Rex, James McGraw and wife Pam, Caroline McGraw-Jupe and husband Kevin, and Jonathan McGraw; three sisters, Virginia Brackett, Adelaide Hall and Melissa O'Neal; two grandchildren, Bo McGraw and wife Amanda, and Tucker McGraw; one great grandchild, Blakeley McGraw; and special friend, Walter McClure.

Visitation will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Frost United Methodist Church.

Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Frost United Methodist Church with Leah Hidde-Gregory officiating. Interment will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Rex Hoving, Kevin Jupe, Bo McGraw and Walter McClure.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Virginia Frances (Tyler) Hughes
Aug 24, 1922 - Nov 22, 2013

Virginia Hughes passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 of complications from surgery. She was born Aug. 24, 1922 near Waco to James V. and Molly Kate Tyler. She and her husband Roy moved to Corsicana in 1948 and were married for 65 years before he preceded her in death in 2003. Her two sons, Ronald and his wife Donna, and son Randall, live in Hickory Creek, Texas.

She is survived by a sister, June Schroeder of Waco; a granddaughter Jennifer Frederick of Denton, three great-grandchildren, Amber Bryant of Jacksonville, N.C., Christian Warner and Laurel Frederick of Denton, and great-great grandson, Richard Bryant IV of Jacksonville, N.C.

Virginia was a member of Northside Baptist Church ever since moving to Corsicana. She took great joy from her membership in the T.E.L. class at the church. She enjoyed children and worked as a teacher’s aide in the Corsicana public school reading program.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. There will be a reception at Northside Baptist Church in the Fellowship Hall following the services on Monday.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Robert "Scott" Clay
Dec 16, 1980 - Nov 1, 2013

Robert “Scott” Clay, 32, of Sugito, Japan, formerly of Hillsboro, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Sugito.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Danny Gilliam of First Baptist Church in Hillsboro officiating.

Born Dec. 16, 1980 in Corsicana, Scott was the son of Edwin Earl and Cindy Clay. As a young child, he was accepted into the Hillsboro Elementary Gifted and Talented program beginning in the first grade. On March 15, 1990, he was baptized by First Baptist Church in Hillsboro.

In high school, he participated and received many awards for UIL Drama. A 1999 distinguished graduate of Hillsboro High School, Scott was a recipient of the National Merit Scholarship, member of the National Honor Society, and was ranked third in his class. On May 17, 2003, Scott graduated Magna Cum Laude from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Tele-Communications. He later received his Masters of Arts degree in Communication Studies, also from Baylor, on May 12, 2007.  Later that same year, he moved to South Korea to teach English. During the holidays, he enjoyed traveling and touring the globe. At the time of his death, he was an English instructor at Heart English School in Sugito, Japan.

Preceding Scott in death were his grandfather, Robert E. “Bob” Bruner; aunt, Sherri Lynne Bruner; grandparents, John Edwin and Lenora Clay; uncle, Johnnie Trlica; great-grandfather, Marshall Smotherman; and great-grandparents,Vernon and Agnes Bruner.

Survivors include his parents, Edwin Earl and Cindy Clay of Hillsboro; wife of two months, Nelia Clay of Japan; sister, Kasi Lynne Clay of Arlington; brother, Corey Christopher Clay of Hillsboro; grandmother, Lynda Bruner of Corsicana; great-grandmother, Ella Frank Smotherman of Corsicana; aunt, Helen Clay Trlica of West; uncle and aunt, Charles Robert and Cindy Rosatelli Bruner and cousins, Baylor and Braedyn, all of Wylie; and great-uncles, aunts, cousins, students, and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Scott Clay Memorial Fund c/o Citizen’s National Bank, P. O. Box 404, Hillsboro, TX 76645 to assist with final expenses.

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Walter "Wally" Palma, Jr.
Apr 11, 1944 - Nov 17, 2013

Walter “Wally” Palma, Jr., 69, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was born April 11, 1944 to Walter Palma and Janette Skrzypczyk in Detroit, Mich.

Mr. Palma earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from General Motors Institute and in 1962 began his career at General Motors. In 1970, he joined Guardian Industries during the construction of its first float glass plant in Carleton, Mich. as a maintenance engineer. His career progressed as a plant engineer and fabrication manager, and in 1980 he moved to Texas to oversee the launch of the Corsicana plant as the general manager. This role expanded over time as Wally began to spearhead various initiatives at the Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Rogers, Ark. plants. In 1984 he was named as Guardian Industries’ Employee of the Year. Wally was later instrumental in the international expansion efforts of the company, beginning with the Venezuela plant start-up and eventually expanding into Brazil and other emerging South American market locations. Another highlight of his career occurred when Wally delivered testimony in support of the economic benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement before the United States Congress. He retired in 2007 after 37 years of service with Guardian.

He was respected in the community for his leadership roles as President of the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, President of the Corsicana Rotary Club, President and Board Member of the Corsicana Country Club, and member of the Finance Committee of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

He was a loving and devoted father and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid fisherman, an optimistic hunter, and the self-declared “Mr. Golf.” He also went by the unofficial title of the Head Chef at “Wally Roma’s.” His love and enthusiasm will be fondly remembered.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sons Mark L. Palma and wife Kelley, Matt Palma, and Kevin Palma; grandson Sean Booher; sisters Christine Grant and husband Charles, and Ruth Bryan and husband Robert; nephews Michael Grant and wife Kiki, Christopher Grant, Jason Bryan and wife Tiffany; niece Jennifer Crosthwaite; great nieces and nephews: Nicholas, Will, Carleigh, Katie, and Emily.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

The Funeral Mass is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating.

A reception with the family is scheduled for 2 p.m. at the Corsicana Country Club. Pallbearers will be Robert Bryan, Craig Pope, Wayne Powell, David Smith, Sean Booher, Tomas Llinas. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ron Werner, Charles Hicks, Robert Edwards, Ernest Rylie, Jason Bryan, and Mitchell Stotts.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Volunteer Fire Departments of Kerens, Southern Oaks, and Powell, and to the American Red Cross and the American Cancer Society.

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Gilbert Winston Sutherlin
Nov 8, 1932 - Nov 17, 2013

Gilbert Winston Sutherlin, 81, peacefully passed away at his home on Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013. He was born on Nov. 8, 1932.

Gilbert Sutherlin was a very strong, hard-working man who began working as a house mover in 1948, and established his own business, known as Sutherlin House Moving — Leveling and Demolition. He moved many houses, building of all sizes and shapes in many different towns. It didn’t matter to him, he would move it! He was also a long-time member of the Texas Association of Structural Movers.

Within the last few months of his life, Gilbert Sutherlin accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and asked the Lord for forgiveness for each and every thing in his life that would keep him from making Heaven his Eternal Home.

We all loved him so very much. He was a strong, courageous man. We have learned so much from him, and we loved to sit around and listen to all of his stories and experiences, adventures he had to tell. And boy, did he have some to tell! He will be greatly missed, and always in our hearts and never forgotten.

Gilbert Sutherlin was preceded in death by his wife, Carolyn Sutherlin; his parents, Gilbert H. Sutherlin and Sarah Mildred Sutherlin; and a son, Gilbert “Buddy” Sutherlin.

He is survived by two sisters, Wyvonne and Joe Ivie of Corsicana and Delores and Glenn Prater of Corsicana; four daughters, Brenda and Wayman Bishop of Waxahachie, Rhonda Elam of Italy, Tina Helmberg of Anna, and Stacie and Ronnie Patterson of Corsicana; two sons, Steven and Brandi Sutherlin of Corsicana and Brad Ferguson of Corsicana. He is also survived by ten grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, friends, and devoted friend and caregiver Margaret Ward.

The family thanks Family First Hospice, Dr. Shafik and all the nurses at the dialysis center for their loving care of Mr. Sutherlin.

A memorial service will be held in honor of Gilbert’s life and many memories at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Calvary Worship Center, 1364 N. Beaton St., Corsicana.

Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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John Hershel Singleton
May 8, 1929 - Nov 14, 2013

John Hershel Singleton, resident of Corsicana, passed away on Thursday evening, Nov. 14, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

He was born on March 8, 1929 to John Franklin Singleton and Mary Maxine Jones Singleton in Pampa, Texas. He served in the United States Army in Korea and was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Eureka.

He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter Janice.

He is survived by his wife Bettie J. Singleton; son, Bob Singleton and wife Ruth Ann; daughter, Sherri Ross and husband John Paul; brother, Tommy Singleton and wife Lucy; sister, Markey Hollowell and husband Carl; grandson, Tony Aguado and wife Jennifer; grandson Eric Singleton and wife Kasey; granddaughter Nicole Hill and husband Josh; and granddaughters Melissa,Tralena, and grandson Alton; as well as great-grandchildren Megan, Sydney, Tristin, Madison, Mattox, Luke, Lani, Paislee, and Stoney, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He wanted to mention the following as good friends: Coy Hodge, Ro Winder, Wade Gillen, Buddy and Jane Ross, David Proctor, Derek Rogers, Steve Smith, Damon Stotts, LeAnn McCollum, Tom and Amy Lester, Fred and Linda Mooneyhan, and Harold Gilbert.

Services are 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana on West Highway 31.

Viewing will be Saturday morning till Sunday afternoon at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Arrangements by Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

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John David Cathey
Aug 2, 1945 - Nov 14, 2013

John David Cathey, 68, passed away Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

He was born Aug. 2, 1945 to John Tom and Lola (Scott) Cathey in Dawson, and worked for Chem Clean for 33 years.

John is survived by his wife of 32 years, Sherry Lynn (Heitman) Cathey of Frost; daughters Lisa Diane Miller of Cypress, Shannon Ione Twist of Killeen, and Stephanie Lynn Ward of Gainsville; son, Brian Butler of Corsicana; sister, Mary Foster of Dawson; grandchildren Loren Miller, Clay and Chelsea Mongomery, Makaylie, Shelby and Whitney Ward, Jase Butler, Matthew Twist, Hunter and Cameron Donaghey, and Reagan Woodall and great-grandchild Chance Wilheim.

John was a loving father, husband, grandfather and great-grandfather who will be missed deeply.

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Conrad Hobbs
Dec 16, 1935 - Nov 30, 2013

Conrad Hobbs, 77 of Frost, Texas and formerly of Halesboro, died on Friday, November 22, 2013 at his home. Following Cremation, Wood Funeral Homes will inter Cremains on Saturday, November 30 at 2:00pm in Halesboro Cemetery with Charlie Martin Speaking and Full US Navy Honors. A reception will follow in the American Legion Hall in Deport.

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Conrad Hobbs {Connie Mac}, age 77 of Frost, Texas and formerly of the Halesboro Community, died at his home on Friday, November 22, 2013.  Following Cremation, Wood Funeral Homes will conduct an interment service on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at 2:00pm in Halesboro Cemetery, Red River County, Texas.  Following the service, a reception will be held at the Deport American Legion Hall.

Conrad was born in Halesboro on December 16, 1935, the son of Maurice Alexander and Gladys Fenell Hobbs.  He graduated from Bogata High School and then received his BS in Mathematics and Physical Education from and then his Master of Education in 1965, both from East Texas State University.  In addition, he completed additional hours in Educational Administration and Supervision at Texas Tech from 1976-79.  He began a 30 year career in Education teaching in Sumner; Midland, where he was Chairman of the Mathematics Department at San Jacinto Jr. High, and then later Assistant Principal at Edison Freshman School; Longview, Serving as Assistant Principal at Longview High School and Mozell Johnston Elementary School, and then retiring as Principal from Clarksville High School in 1988.  Conrad was also a Lieutenant in the USNR, and worked as a Production Planner for Uarco in the early 60’s

Survivors include his children:  Stephen Hobbs of and wife, Ruth of Temecula, California and David Hobbs and wife Enriquita of Paris; nephews, Paul Temple and Charlie Martin; nieces:  Patricia Pierce, Rachelle Casey, Coleen Watson, and Merita Head; 7 grandchildren; special friend, Mary Terry of Frost, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister and brother in law, Barbara and Charles Martin.

In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to Halesboro Cemetery, c/o Jerry Hutson, 2858 FM 196, Bogata, Texas 75417.


 


Betty Lee (Patterson) Slater
March 26, 1943 - Nov 4, 2013
 

Betty Lee Slater

Betty Lee Slater, 70, of Frost, Texas, passed away Monday, November 4, 2013 at Baylor Medical Center, Waxahachie, Texas.

Betty was born in Dallas, Texas on March 26, 1943, the daughter of Ruby Salach and Howard Patterson.

Betty is survived by; 2 daughters; Brenda Silva of Lancaster, Texas; Linda Plunkett of Mesquite, Texas; step daughter Peggy Compton of Ferris, Texas; one son; James Thomas Bolton of Frost, Texas; step son; Jimmy Bolton of Ferris, Texas; two sisters; Phyllis Slough of Wilmer, Texas; Claudine Lenamond of Forney, Texas.

Betty is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

She is preceded in death by her father, Howard Patterson, brothers, Earl Patterson, Bobby Patterson, Howard J. Patterson and Billy Wayne Patterson.

Visitation will be held at Green Funeral Home from 6~8 pm, Thursday, November 7, 2013. Funeral Services at Green Funeral Home, Ferris, Texas, at 11:00 am on Friday, November 8, 2013, with Pastor Steve Burleson officiating. Interment to follow at Trinity Cemetery in Wilmer, Texas.

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Helen Louise (Hocutt) Lambert
Oct 23, 1928 - Nov 4, 2013

Helen Louise Lambert, 85, of Abilene, Texas, passed away November 4, 2013 in Abilene, Texas.

Visitation will be at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, 6449 Buffalo Gap Road in Abilene, Wednesday, November 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Funeral service will be held at The Hamil Family Funeral Home, Thursday, November 7, at 10:00 a.m. with Dr. Jeff Reid officiating. Burial will follow at Elmwood Memorial Park, Abilene, Texas.

Helen Louise was born in Frost, Texas to Luther and Lula Hocutt on October 23, 1928. She married Conrad Calvin Lambert on May 10, 1947 in Waxahachie, Texas. She was a Cosmetologist for 50 years. She owned and operated the Beauty Fax Hair Salon and was a member of the Abilene Business Women’s Association. She was also an Avon Representative and was named to Avon President’s Club in 1965. She was the President of the Wylie High School Band Booster Club in the mid sixties. She was also a member of the Abilene Poultry Club and served as their Secretary and Treasurer for many years. Her favorite things to do were knitting gifts for everyone she knew, bragging on her Children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, watching sports events on television and baking her famous homemade “Memaw’s Chocolate Pie” for everyone.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Conrad Calvin Lambert; Son Earl Gene Lambert; Daughter Gloria Annabel Lambert; Granddaughter Shelby Faith Lambert and Daughter-in-law Linda Kay Lambert and 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

She is survived by her Son, Calvin Wayne Lambert and wife Rachel of Uvalde, Texas; Daughter Sheila Kay Lambert of Fort Worth, Texas; Daughter Saundra Louise Carriker and husband Pat of Abilene, Texas; Son Terry Keith Lambert of Hamlin, Texas; Daughter Donna Gail Haile and husband Wesley of Savannah, Texas. Ten Grandchildren; Michael Lambert and his wife Brandi of Ida Lou, Texas; Wendy Samarripa and her husband Phillip of Uvalde, Texas; Chase Guernsey and his wife Colleen of Levittown, Pennsylvania; Jet Carriker and his wife Stephanie of Forney, Texas; Janson Carriker of Fort Worth, Texas; Mindi Carmichael and her husband Chris of Fort Worth, Texas; Jennifer Buzan and her husband Scott of McKinney, Texas; Tyler Haile and his wife Katee of Laredo, Texas; Taylor Lambert of San Angelo, Texas; and Hope Lambert of Hamlin, Texas. Eleven Great Grandchildren; Zachary Steven Lambert, Kaylea Louise Field, and Megan Samarripa of Uvalde, Texas; Westley and Lance Stephens and Mikey Lambert of Ida Lou, Texas; Jeaux Patton Carriker of Forney, Texas; Grayson Buzan of McKinney, Texas; Olivia Carmichael of Fort Worth, Texas; Sammy Boyd and Tommy Guernsey of Levittown, Pennsylvania; a brother F. D. Hocutt of Red Oak, Texas and numerous nephews and nieces.

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Mary (Gober) Selman
Nov 9, 1926 - Oct 31, 2013

Mary Selman, 86, slipped into the arms of her loving Lord on October 31, 2013. She was born on November 9,1926, in Frost, Texas to proud parents James Hubert and Mary Jewel (Hester) Gober.
Her family, who were farmers, moved to Needmore, Texas when Mary was two years old. The family later moved to Meadow, Texas where Mary graduated from Meadow High School. She later graduated from Draughon's Business College in Lubbock, Texas.
After graduation, Mary went to work at J. C. Rigney Auto Parts as office manager in Lubbock where she met and married James A. (Bunk) Selman on December 24,1950. The couple had three children—Pat, Mary Jo, and Jim.
They moved to Lovington, New Mexico in 1951 where they owned and operated J. I. Case Implement Co. They later sold the business and began farming and ranching. In 1960, she and Bunk left Lovington and moved to Hobbs and started Bunk's Feed Barn where Mary served as bookkeeper and office manager. The company is currently owned and operated by her son and daughter-in-law.
In February of 1975, Mary went to work for First National Bank of Lea County as a bank supervisor. She was later promoted to Accounts Service Officer. Even though the bank went through several transitions and name changes, Mary remained loyal to the bank and retired after seventeen years of service. Mary later returned to the work force as bookkeeper for Martin Boot Co. She retired from there in 2000.
Mary was a gifted and skilled worker. She was a member of Church At Hobbs. Her talents included ABWA member, 4-H leader, homemaker, business woman, and financial adviser. Her hobbies included quilting, reading (especially the Bible), crocheting, and yard work with a special love for pulling weeds. She loved every kind of animal, but she was especially fond of dogs. Half Pint was her favorite grand dog.
Aside from her love for God, Mary's greatest joy in life came with the birth of her granddaughter Ashley. The second greatest joy came when Ashley moved to Hobbs from Albuquerque at the age of three.
Preceding her in death were Mary's parents, sister Juanita Brown, sister-in-law Josephine Sharp, and brothers-in-law Scout Sharp and Charles Scarborough.
Survivors include daughter Pat Selman, daughter Mary Jo (Pete) Turner, son Jim (Susie) Selman, and granddaughter Ashley Selman, all of Hobbs. She is also survived by twin brothers Ray (Jean—adopted sister) Sober of Meadow, Texas, and Roy (Margaret) Sober of Brownf ield, Texas. Also surviving Mary are her brother-in-law and sister-in-law J. V. and Berline Selman of Amarillo, Texas and sister-in-law (adopted sister) Frances Scarborough of Lubbock, Texas. Mary also leaves behind numerous close friends, nephews, and a niece to cherish her memory.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Leonard Wagner and staff, Gentiva Hospice, and the staff and residents of Good Life for the loving care of their beloved mother and grandmother. Special thanks go to Marshall and Lynda Newman, Beth Lynch, Ethan Ayers, and Pastors John and Dolores Ayers.
A celebration of Mary's life will be held at Chapel of Hope in Hobbs at 3:00 (MST) on Tuesday, November 5th with Pastors John and Dolores Ayers and Bill Hicks officiating. Interment will take place on Wednesday, November 6th at 2:00 (CST) at the Meadow Cemetery in Meadow, Texas.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Church At Hobbs, 1600 E. Bender, Hobbs; Temple Baptist Church, 1113 N. Grimes, Hobbs; or Gideon's International.

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Robert Jefferies Humphreys
Dec 17, 1903 - Mar 11, 1936

CORSICANA MAN IS FATALLY INJURED IN BOILER BLAST

Robert T. Humphries died at Wink late Wednesday afternoon following injuries received in a boiler explosion earlier n the day, according to word received here. According to the information received the body will be brought Friday for burial. Details of the funeral arrangements are not available.

Mr. Humphries was a resident of Corsicana and had been drilling oil wells in the different fields of the state. He recently went to Wink to work. Mrs. Humphries left for Wink immediately upon receipt of the news of the accident.

Surviving are his wife and two children, Corsicana; his mother Mrs. Felix Humphries, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Dick Molloy, three brothers, Hubert Humphries, Oklahoma; Frank and Clifford Humphries, Corsicana.

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BURIAL SATURDAY FOR BODY BOILER EXPLOSION VICTIM

Funeral services for Robert T. Humphries, aged about 32 years, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a boiler explosion near Wink a few hours earlier, will be held here sometime Saturday afternoon. The body is scheduled to arrive here Saturday morning.

Mr. Humphries was an oil driller and went to Wink a few days ago.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Bobbie Joe and Peggy Joyce Humphries; mother, Mrs. R. J. Humphries, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Frank Humphries, Angus; Clifford Humphries, Corsicana, and Hubert Humphries, Oklahoma; and a sister, Mrs. Dick Molloy, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral home will direct the services.

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BOILER EXPLOSION VICTIM BE BURIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Robert T. Humphries, aged 32 years, local oil driller, who died Wednesday night in Wink following a boiler explosion earlier in the day, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Dick Molloy, 2208 West Sixth avenue. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. L. Whorton, Longview, and Rev. H. L. Poteet, Barry. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Bobbie Joe and Peggy Joyce Humphries; mother, Mrs. R. J. Humphries, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Frank Humphries, Angus; Clifford Humphries, Corsicana; and Hubert Humphries, Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Dick Molloy, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be R. H. Lee, R. E. Steele, E. R. Black, W. E. Long, B. F. Hand and W. T. Tapley.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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ROBERT HUMPHRIES BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY

Funeral rites for Robert T. Humphries, 32, of Corsicana, victim Wednesday of a boiler explosion near Wink, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Dick Molloy, 2208 West Sixth avenue with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. L. Whorton, Longview, and Rev. H. L. Poteet, Barry.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Bobby Joe and Peggy Joyce Humphries; mother, Mrs. R. J. Humphries, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Frank Humphries, Angus; Clifford Humphries, Corsicana, and Hubert Humphries, Oklahoma, and a sister, Mrs. Dick Molloy, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were R. H. Lee, R. E. Steele, E. R. Black, W. E. Long, B. F. Hand and W. T. Tapley.

Corley Funeral Home directed the services.

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Nina Ruth (Knight) Boyd
Jun 2, 1880 - May 3, 1968

Mrs. Nina R. Boyd

BLOOMING GROVE (Spl)—Mrs. Nina Ruth Boyd, 87, died Friday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana.

Funeral services are set Saturday at 4 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with the Revs. A. P. Sanders of Irving and Ronnie Chesser of Blooming Grove officiating.

Mrs. Boyd a native of Pulaski, Tenn., but had been a resident of Blooming Grove since she was 14.

She is survived by three daughters; Mrs. Herman Morgan of Italy, Mrs. Ruthie Providence of Fort Worth and Mrs. Harold Dozier of Blooming Grove; three brothers and a number of other relatives.

Interment will be in Lone Oak cemetery.

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Homer Amon Scott, Sr.
Jul 29, 1892 - Jul 15, 1990

Amon Scott

Amon Scott, 97, of Kerens and former resident of Frost, died July 15, 1990, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 4 p.m. Monday at the Baptist Church in Frost and the Rev. Todd Nivens officiated. Burial was in Frost Cemetery. Arrangements were with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

He was preceded in death by his son, Jerry Sam Scott, in 1987.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. H. A. Scott of Kerens; two sons, H. A. Scott, Jr. of Waco and Benny Scott of Richardson; one daughter, Patsy Gartmen of Frost; two step-sons, Kenneth Kilcrease and Joe Dan Kilcrease, both of Kerens; one step-daughter, Lovenia Potter of Rowlett; one daughter-in-law, Richie Scott of Corsicana; 15 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jerry Sam Scott, Jr., Gary Gartmen, Joe E. Scott, James Gartmen, Danny Kilcrease, Kelly Kilcrease, Jeff Scott and Milton Witt.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 16, 1990
  • 1st wife Hester James (Hooser) Scott 2nd wife Allie Mae (Breeding) Kilcrease-Scott buried in Kerens City Cemetery, Kerens, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Robert E. Lee Periman
Jul 2, 1868 - Dec 13, 1938

Aged Mertens Man Buried Wednesday

FROST, Dec. 17.—Funeral services for R. L. (Bud) Periman, aged 70 years, were held at the Mertens Methodist church Wednesday. He was well-known in this section.

Surviving are his wife and four sons.

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Fannie King (Strain) Reeves
Aug 20, 1898 - Jan 9, 1939

Dallas Woman Was Buried in Frost

DALLAS, Jan. 10.—Mrs. Fannie Strain Reeves, aged 40 years, died at the family home Monday. The body was taken overland to Frost where services were held Tuesday.

Surviving are her husband, Ray Reeves, Dallas, and other relatives.

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Lena Mae (Carr) Grimes
May 22, 1879 - Jul. 3, 1948

LENA MAE GRIMES FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Mae Grimes, 69, who died Thursday night at the family home, 712 North Thirteenth street, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Post Oak Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are four sons, Carl W., Odie and Lloyd Grimes, all of Corsicana, and Doyle Grimes, Norman, Oklahoma.; two daughters, Mrs. Will Russell and Mrs. Woodrow Sandlin, both of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, and two brothers, W. F. and J. M. Carr, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. O. Freeman, Earl Bragg, Raymond Holley, P. Russell, Floid Ray and William E. Lee.

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James Madison "Matt" Brown
Oct 1, 1851 - Feb 4, 1934

AGED RESIDENT OF BARRY COMMUNITY BURIED ON MONDAY

J. M. (Uncle Mac) Brown aged 82 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. P. G. Archer near Barry Sunday after a long illness. Funeral services were conducted at the White Church cemetery Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with Rev. P. W. Utley in charge.

He came to Texas 57 years ago, first settling in Smith county for six years and then settled at his home, 1 1-2 miles west of Barry, where he lived until his affliction 12 years ago, when he made his home with his sister, Mrs. Roxana Cane Archer.

The deceased is survived by three sisters, Mrs. P. G. Archer, Barry; Mrs. Carie Smith, Arlington; Mrs. Nettie Goodman, Wichita Falls.

Pallbearers were Jim Brister, Gobert Gay, Claude Watson, Posey Wilson, Clifton Alexander and George Watson.

The funeral was directed by the McCormick Funeral Home.

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William Francis Sanders
Nov 5, 1865 - Oct 31, 1937

WM. F. SANDERS DIED EARLY SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

William Francis Sanders, aged 71 years, died at the family residence, 603 East Ninth avenue, Sunday morning at 4 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Younger cemetery where interment was made. Leslie G. Thomas, minister of the Church of Christ, conducted the rites.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, D. G. Sanders, Tyler; B. F.
Sanders, Fresno, Calif., and Newton Sanders, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. C. A. Roberts, Fresno, Calif.; Mrs. A. A. Daniels, Corsicana, and Miss Geanette Sanders, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Claude Pool, Woodrow Daniels, Erwin Daniels. A. J. Whistler, Malone Sanders and E. Barrow.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 1, 1937
  • 1st wife Margaret “Maggie” (Rogers) Sanders 2nd Edna Adell (Whitaker) Sanders married 1932 s/o James Monroe/Marion Sanders and Corrine Lucy (Echols) Sanders
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

June Margaret French
Jun 18, 1938 - Jun 18, 1938

Purdon Infant Is Buried on Sunday

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. French of Purdon died Saturday night. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon with burial in the Younger cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Alice French, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. French, Purdon, and Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Dill, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lemial Houston Kennedy
Oct 1, 1869 - Nov 29, 1939

L. H. KENNEDY DIED EARLY WEDNESDAY; BURIAL THURSDAY

L. H. Kennedy, aged 70 years, merchant, died at his home, 1410 East Fifth avenue, Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock. A native of Alabama, he had resided in Corsicana for the past 20 years.

Funeral rites will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in the Younger cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, C. E. Kennedy, Corsicana, and H. T. Kennedy, Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. Anna Ferrell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Nora Wilson, Denton; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be R. A. Caton, Carl Haley, A. A. Daniels, T. P. Lonnon, Buck Hood and Malone Sanders.

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Adelfa (Chavez) Alonzo
Apr 26, 1922 - May 23, 1940

BAZETTE WOMAN DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Adelsa Alonzo, aged 18 years, who died at Bazette Thursday night, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are her husband, A. T. Alonzo, two children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Chavez, a brother and a sister, all of Bazette.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Cresencia Piccina
abt 1882 - Jan 24, 1940

Funeral Services Thursday Afternoon For Cresencia Piccina

Funeral services for Cresencia Piccina, aged 58 years, who died Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are his wife and five children

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Domingo Figueroa
Feb 19, 1933 - May 4, 1940

Chatfield Boy Died Saturday Morning; Burial on Sunday

Domingo Figueroa, aged seven years, died at Chatfield early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Silvester Figueroa of Chatfield; a brother, Emprifanio Figueroa, and five sisters, Regina, Juanita, Beatrice, Coleta and Julia Figueroa.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Emma Allie (Dodd) Crowe
Jul 25, 1871 - Jan 17, 1940

MRS. EMMA CROWE BURIED THURSDAY IN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Mrs. Emma A. Crowe, aged 68 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at 407 West Tenth Avenue Wednesday afternoon after a short illness.

The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church. Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, P. E. Crowe, Corsicana, and N. D. Crowe, Dallas; and a daughter, Mrs. Frank White, San Bernandino, Calif.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Walter Eugene Roberts, Tech. Sgt.
Aug 5, 1948 - Jul 9, 1969

Funeral Set For Vietnam War Victim

Funeral services will be held today at 2 p.m. at the Chatfield Baptist Church for Tech. Sgt. Walter Roberts, 21, Rice, who was killed in action in Vietnam on July 9.

Full military rites will be conducted by a military burial detail from Fort Walters. Burial will be in the Baptist Church Cemetery at Chatfield.

He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clyde T. Roberts of Rice; 14 brothers and sisters, Ernestine Miller of Corsicana, Mattie Clyde of Dallas, Thure Reese Roberts, Claude Thomas, Lillian Frances, David Earl Roberts, Larry Roberts, Lillian May Roberts, Ester Ruth Roberts, Haurie Roberts, Odie Roberts, Gary Roberts, Susie Marie Roberts and Henry Bailey Roberts, all of Rice.

Sgt. Roberts had been in the Army almost 18 months at the time of his death. He was reared in the Chatfield-Rice area.

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Dolph Martin
Jan 12, 1856 - Oct 23, 1940

Aged Pelham Negro Dies.

Dolph Martin, 84-year-old negro of Pelham, died last week. Funeral rites were held at Pelham Sunday afternoon.

Martin was one of the best known negro citizens of Western Navarro county.

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Rose (Davis) Frumhoff
abt 1888 - Dec 19, 1940

OVERTON WOMAN IS BURIED HERE FRIDAY IN HEBREW CEMETERY

Mrs. I. Frumhoff died at her home in Overton Thursday afternoon. Interment was made in the Hebrew cemetery here Friday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Survivors include E. H. Davis of Tyler, a brother, who formerly was a Corsicana resident.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

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Jose Gonzales
Mar 19, 1892 - Mar 7, 1940

JOSE GONZALES IS BURIED IN CATHOLIC CEMETERY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Jose Gonzales, aged 47 years, native of Mexico, but resident of Corsicana for 30 years, who died at the P. and S. Hospital late Thursday night, were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are his widow, four sons and a daughter.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Rudolpho Hernandez
Jan 17, 1940 - Sep 18, 1940

Rodolfo Hernandez, Aged Eight Months, Be Buried Friday

Rodolfo Hernandez, eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Francisco Hernandez, 216 West Twelfth Avenue, died Wednesday.

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

Surviving are the parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Ortincio Becina
abt. Mar 1940 - Jun 9, 1940

BABY GIRL DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL LATE SATURDAY

Ortincio Becina, three-month-old daughter of Mrs. Juana Becina, 627 North Twenty-ninth street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Sunday 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.

Surviving are the mother, three brothers, Ray, Pete and Joe Becina; two sisters, Amada and Frances Becina, and an uncle, Santiago Luna, all of Corsicana.

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

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Adela (Campos) Ramirez
Apr 19, 1919 - Nov 8, 1940

Mrs. Adala Raminez Died at Rice Friday; Burial on Saturday

Mrs. Adala Raminez, age 21 years, died at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pedro Campos at Rice Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from theCatholic church here Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo, pastor. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are her parents and four sisters.

McCammon and Hodge will direct the services.

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Petra Camancho
Oct 22, 1922 - Nov 7, 1940

Miss Petra Comancho Died Thursday Night; Burial on Friday

Miss Petra Comancho, aged 18 years, died Thursday night. Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Flores Comancho, Corsicana, and three brothers.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Lettice Belle (Burnham) Gay
May 17, 1860 - Mar 23, 1940

MRS. W. J. GAY DIED SATURDAY MORNING; BURIAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. W. J. Gay, aged 70 years, Navarro county resident for the past 50 years, died at 109 East Woodland, Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock following a lingering illness.

Funeral rites will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Dresden cemetery. The services will be conducted by T. B. Thompson, minister of the Church of Christ.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. P. Robinson, Mrs. M. M. Simpson and Mrs. H. K. Elkins, all of Corsicana; a son, H. E. Gay, Dallas; two brothers, D. F. Burnham, Athens, and Frank Burnham, Dresden; a sister, Mrs. H. S. Gray, Palestine; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Oscar Joseph Griffin
Aug 2, 1877 - Nov 3, 1940

DRESDEN RESIDENT FATALLY INJURED HIGHWAY ACCIDENT

KERENS NEGRO HELD IN CONNECTION WITH DEATH OF OSCAR J. GRIFFIN

Oscar J. Griffin, aged 65 years, is dead and R. G. (Fats) McCoy, negro, of Kerens is charged by complaint with failure to stop and render aid as a result of an automobile accident near Powell Sunday morning about 5 o’clock. Griffin, a resident of the Dresden community, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 9:40 o’clock. He was rushed to the hospital in a Corley ambulance.

Seton T. Holsey, assistant criminal district attorney, stated Monday morning that the complaint was accepted at the criminal district attorney’s office Sunday and was filed in justice court at Kerens before Judge T. A. Crowley.

Holsey said statements were taken from six Kerens negros, alleged occupants of the automobile said to have struck Griffin.

Griffin and Tom York, also of Dresden, were reported by officers to have been walking along Highway 31 pavement at the time of the accident. The handle of an automobile, which officers said inflicted the fatal injuries, was reported found at the site of the accident.

Griffin’s death was the fifth of 1940 in Navarro county from automobile accidents.

Funeral services for Griffin were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Dresden church with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Williams, pastor of the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife, Dresden; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Compton, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Kathleen Norris and Mrs. Ina Rebecca Tatum, both of Dresden; seven sons, Jim Griffin, Silver City; Lace, Roy, Everett and Thomas Griffin, all of Blooming Grove; Leo Griffin, Arizona, and Alfred Griffin, San Antonio; a brother, T. A. Griffin, Odessa; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Houston, Mrs. Henry Caldwell and Mrs. Edna Smith, all of Dresden; and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home prepared the body for burial while the McCormick Funeral Service of Blooming Grove directed the funeral arrangements.

Sheriff Cap Curington and Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer inaugurated an investigation into the case immediately after the accident was reported.

Sheriff Curington stated Monday that the search led to Kerens where a red 1934 Chevrolet automobile was found. The sheriff reported that a negro was washing blood from the car when the officers arrived, but McCoy had gone hunting. He was arrested on his return.

State Highway Patrolmen also were investigating the case.

The victim was reported fatally injured when the car handle caught him in the body. Paint from a red car was found on a button missing from Griffin’s clothing, highway patrolman reported.

The case will be presented the Navarro county grand jury when it reconvenes Tuesday, Nov. 19.

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Susan Leona (Murphey) Park
Mar 8, 1872 - Jun 7, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. R. PARK ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. R. Park, aged 68 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Barry Church of Christ. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Park died at her home in Barry early Friday morning.

Rev. T. B. Thompson of the Corsicana Church of Christ conducted the rites.

Survivng are two daughters, Mrs. E. Goswick, Barry, and Mrs. Bill Fulton, Frost; one son, J. W. Park, Beaumont; one sister, Mrs. Jim Roberts, Nashville, Tenn., and one brother, Finis Murphy, Trenton, Tenn.

Pallbearers were B. F. Freeman, Marvin Reed, Ed Craig, Jim Grimmett, J. H. Neese and A. B. Runnels.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Joseph Jackson “Bud” Sykes, Rev.
Feb 24, 1875 - Nov 26, 1940

Rev. Bud Sykes Was Buried At Dresden On Wednesday Afternoon

Rev. Bud Sykes, well known minister and resident of the Raleigh community, died Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Dresden.

Survivors include his wife and several children.

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Annie Louise (Blair) Bonelli
d. 1970

Bonelli Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday at 4:30 p.m. at the Silent Grove Baptist Church in Cheneyboro for Annie Louise Bonelli, 34, who was burned to death in a house fire in Long Beach Calif., where she resided. She was a former Corsicana resident. Burial was in Cheneyboro Cemetery with Rev. E. C. Davis, pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist, Officiating.
She is survived by her husband, Dennis Bonelli of Long Beach; two daughters, Shirley Horace, Dallas, and Simintta Horace, Corsicana; one son, James Horace, Dallas; her father, the Rev. L. R. Blair, Dallas; her grandfather, the Rev. Henry Blair of Corsicana; two brothers and one sister.
Calhoun Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

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L. C. Moore
1940 - 1976

L. C. Moore
CHENEYBORO - Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Silent Grove Baptist Church in CHeneyboro for L. C. Moore, 35, resident of Cheneyboro, who was found dead Monday in Freestone County.
The Rev. E. H. Blair will officiate and burial will be at Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro.
Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Hme in Corsicana.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Willie Mae Ewell of Galveston; his grandmother, Mrs. Mollie Rowe of Cheneyboro, four uncles and three

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Olen Russell
Jan 30, 1902 - Apr 18, 1974

O. Russell
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Roane Chapel Baptist Church for Olen Russell, 70, Mount Pleasant, who died Wednesday in the Pittsburg, Tex. He formerly resided in Corsicana. Rev. Paul Curry will officiate with burial in the Cheneyboro Cemetery under direction of Calhoun Funeral Home.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lula Russell, Mount Pleasant; six sons, Leon and Hubert Russell, Corsicana; Freddy Russell, Powell; and Rev. Johnny  Russell, Dallas; and Otis and Olen Jr., both of Hillsboro; four daughters, Mrs. Nora Johnson and Mrs. Berniece Trotter, Dallas; Mrs. Lucille Griggs, Corsicana, and Miss Nancy Russell, MOunt Pleasant; four brothers, Bueria Russell, Lubbock; Whittie Russell, Powell; Charles Russell, Dallas; and Fred Russell, Ft. Smith, Ark; nine sisters, Mrs. Nancy Steptoe, Mrs. Beatrice Thomas, Mrs. Artnice Johnson, Mrs. Louise Russell and Mrs. ALice Rhoades, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Beatrice Brown and Mrs. Ruby Lee, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Loraine McClleand and Mrs. Annie Vaughn, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; 28 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Mozell Maggie (Jackson) Nails
Nov 14, 1917 - Mar 12, 1966

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Nails
Funeral services for Mrs. Mozell Maggie Nails, 48, who expired last Saturday in Parkland Memorial hospital in Dallas, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Silent Grove Baptist church in Cheneyboro with Rev. H. Blair, Corsicana, officiating. Burial will be in the Cheneyboro Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Eddie Coleman, Dallas; mother, Mrs. Birdie Jackson, Corsicana; four sisters a brother, four grandchildren and other relatives.

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Benjamin Franklin Blair
Apr 30, 1911 - Aug 8, 1973

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Monday at the Scott Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana for Benjamin Blair, 62, who died Wednesday at Navarro County memorial Hospital.  Rev. Jonas Thomas will officiate, and burial will be at Cheneyboro Cemetery.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Davis of Corsicana; two sons, Benjamin F. Blair and Charles Blair both of Pamona, Calif.; eight grandchildren; a sister; and four brothers.
His brother, John A. Blair, preceded him in death July 22.

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Loyd Taylor Howell
May 25, 1898 - Aug 10, 1973

Loyd Howell
KERENS - Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church of Kerens for Loyd Howell, 76, who died Friday. Rev. Olin Boles officiated, and burial was at Long Prairie Cemetery.
Survivors include a son, three daughters, six brothers and two sister.

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Lewis A. Alderman
Sep 3, 1873 - Sep 1, 1936

Lewis A. Alderman, a prosperous farmer of the Purdon community for the past 40 years, was born near Philadelphia, Miss., Sept. 3, 1873, died Sept 1, 1936, was buried at Dresden Cemetery Sept. 2. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Lester Roloff, pastor of the First Baptist church, Purdon.
He was married to Miss Tennie Wallace, daughter of Owen Wallace, of the Cook School House community Nov 24, 1904. Joined Rehobeth Baptist church June 1904.
His wife and three children survive: Ray, Corsicana, Route 1; Mrs. Elizabeth Bobo, Dallas, and Laverne, Purdon, Route 1. Also four brothers and one sister, J. E. Alderman, Leaksville, Miss.; Earl and Henry of Philadelphia, Miss Albert, Ulysses, Kansas, and Mrs. J. J. Lowrey, Philadelphia, Miss.
The grave covered with beautiful flowers and the large crowd of friends was a tribute of esteem to Lewis and his family.
The Rehobeth and Bell Point communities, where he has lived since 1895 has lost one of its best citizens.

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James Monroe Haddox
Jul 7, 1879 - Sep 24, 1952

Dawson Man Found Dead At Fire Station

DAWSON, Sept. 24 - SPL - Nightwatchman J. M. Haddox, 73, was found dead at the fire station here Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. Justice of Peace Joe P. Davis returned a verdict of death from natural causes.
A roomer at the Haddox home found the body on a bed in the fire station, Davis said. Mr. Haddox was believed to have been dead several hours when found. A time clock at the fire station was last punched at 11 p.m. Tuesday. Davis said.
Funeral services were tentatively scheduled for Thursday afternoon at the Raleigh Community Church, according to McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. Burial will be in Dresden Cemetery near the Raleigh community.
Survivors include his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Ellen Hagle of Dawson; five sons, Frank Haddox of Dallas, Arick Haddox, Audean Haddox, Ralph Haddox and J. H. Haddox, all of Houston; and one sister in California.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Mitchell
B & D Nov. 3, 1940

Infant Died in Local Hospital; Buried In Kerens on Monday

KERENS, Nov. 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Mitchell, who was born Sunday afternoon at the P. and S. Hospital, and only lived a short time.

Mrs. Mitchell, who was the former Miss Hattie B. Washburn, has spent the past two months here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Washburn, Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell will be at home in San Antonio during the winter months.

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Charles F. Mabry
Jan 1895 - May 22, 1940

Former Kerens Man Is Accident Victim

KERENS, May 24.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held here Saturday morning at 10 o’clock for Charles Mabry, about 45, who was fatally injured at Newton, Miss., Wednesday night when a car in which he is reported to have been riding figured in a collision with an ice truck. A companion of Mabry also was killed in the accident.

Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are a married daughter, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mabry, Kerens, and a brother, J. J. Mabry.

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Anna Leake (Johnston) Mabry
Dec 19, 1867 - Aug 26, 1959

Mrs. J. W. Mabry Rites Friday

KERENS, Aug. 27.—(Spl.)—Mrs. J. W. Mabry, 91, native Texan, died in the Twilight Home in Corsicana Wednesday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon Funeral Chapel with burial in the Kerens Cemetery.

A native of Carthage, Mrs. Mabry had resided in the Kerens area 80 years prior to moving to Twilight Home six months ago. She was a Presbyterian.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Mabry, Conroe; a niece, Mrs. Floyd Goodwin of Dallas, reared by Mrs. Mabry; three granddaughters, Mrs. C. P. Floyd, Corsicana; Mrs. Tom Keck, Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Carl Feind, Tenafly, N.J.; two great-grandsons and one great-great-granddaughter.

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James W. Mabry
Jul. 12, 1864 - Oct. 5, 1941

LONG-TIME KERENS RESIDENT WAS BURIED THERE ON MONDAY

KERENS, Oct. 7.—(Spl.)—J.W. Mabry, 77, known, respected and loved by the entire community passed away at his home here Sunday evening at 6 o’clock following an illness of several months.

Mr. Mabry was born in Canton, Miss., on July 12th, 1864; came to Texas in 1880, and was married a few years later to Miss Anna Johnston of Greenville, Miss.

Coming to Corsicana 1881 he was associated with the Roger Q. Mills Hardware Co., for some two years, after which he came to Kerens, and has spent the past 54 years in the hardware business here, up until a very few years ago, when he was forced to retire because of ill health.

Surviving are the wife, one son, James J. Mabry of Conroe; three granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

Services were held at the First Presbyterian church, of which deceased was a member, at 4 p.m. Monday with the Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor officiating. Interment was in the Kerens Cemetery, directed by the P.N. Stockton funeral home. Pall bearers were: Charles Cherry, Jr., Earl Seale, H. A. Quaite, L. H. Holt, Albert Berry, and B. A. Inmon.

Among the many from out of town for the services were: Mrs. C. A. Montgomery Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. Horace Cherry and daughters, Mrs. Iris Phelps, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Cherry and daughters, Elaine and Evelyn; Robert Cherry and son, Morris Cherry, of Dallas; Mrs. Dodge Gentry and Mrs. J. D. Waller, Malakoff; Mrs. Cecil Key, Mrs. Sam Mosely, Mrs. J. A. McElwain, Mrs. Paul McAdams, Mrs. Charlie Quinn, Mrs. Ben Skinner, Mrs. W. C. Key, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. McGinnis, Mrs. Frank Van Orden, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Keck of Triniday; Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Goodwin, Jefferson; Mrs. J. J. Mabry, Conroe; Charlie Banister, Miss Kitty Cherry, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Shaw, of Corsicana.

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Harry “Hesh” Cohen
Mar 6, 1870 - Sep 22, 1940

HESH COHEN A FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT, TO BE BURIED HERE

Hesh Cohen, aged 74 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died in Arlington early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held at the Hebrew cemetery here Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock, where burial will be made, Rabbi Michel will conduct the rites.

Mr. Cohen was a member of the Cohen Bros. Company, first grocers in Corsicana, and was well known among the older residents of this community.

Surviving are a brother, Meyer, Cohen, Sherman; a nephew, Milton Levy, Dallas; a niece, Mrs. Abe Marks, Sherman, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Meyer Cohen
Jul 12, 1860 - May 2, 1941

MEYER COHEN WILL BE BURIED HERE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Meyer Cohen aged 80 years, long-time Corsicana resident and wholesale grocer, who died in Sherman Friday will be held at the Hebrew cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock where interment will be made. Rabbi Albert Michael will conduct the rites.

Cohen had resided in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Abe Marks, in Sherman the past twelve years. He had been in ill health for several months. He was a graduate of Texas A. and M. College.

Surviving are his daughter in Sherman and a nephew, Milton P. Levy of Dallas.

Pallbearers will be A. G. Elliott, Ben Goldsmith, Mendel Marks, Sylvian McDaniel, Tom McElwee, Henry Levy and Mose Miller.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Madelyn (Cohn) Daniels
Jan 3, 1905 - Aug 22, 1954

Mrs. Geo. Daniels Dies; Services Planned Tuesday

Mrs. George Daniels, 49, long prominent in music and civic circles here, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services are planned Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Charles Lesser of Waco.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Louis Kariel, Marshall; a granddaughter, and a brother, Paul Cohn, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Mrs. Daniels was active and a past officer in the PTA and was prominent in the Nevin, Psychology and Fine Arts Clubs, Kinsloe House and Piano Ensemble Players.

Pallbearers will be Louis Wolens, Ben Levy, Sydney Marks, Jay Silverberg, George Edwards, Gabe Goldberg, Dave Levy and Dr. Leslie E. Kelton.

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George Edlestein Daniels
Mar 29, 1898 - May 22, 1973

G. E. Daniels

Funeral services are set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for George E. Daniels, 75, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Marshall. Rabbi Ernest Joseph will officiate, and burial will be at the Hebrew cemetery.

He was a native of Corsicana, and had lived here most of his life. He was educated in the Corsicana Public Schools. He was married to the former Madelyn Cohen March 11, 1923 in Teague, who preceded him in death August, 1954.

He was owner of the furniture department of the Simon Daniels Co. in Corsicana. He was a member of Temple Beth-El.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Louis W. Kariel, Jr., of Marshall; two grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Rose Goldberg and Mrs. Lillian Levy, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Hattye Kamen of Athens.

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G. E. Daniels

Funeral services were at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at a local funeral home for George E. Daniels, 75, of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Marshall. Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiated and burial was at Hebrew cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, two grandchildren and three sisters.

Pallbearers include George Edwards, David Levi, Edwin R. Daniels, Louis Wolens, Jay Silverberg, Gerald W. Hirsch, Stanley Plettman and Harold E. Daniels.

Honorary pallbearers include Louis Kariel Sr., Ben Levy, Dr. Allen Jones and Dr. George Bennett.

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Edith Fay (Hamilton) Pollock
Jun 19, 1917 - Jun 28, 1973

Mrs. Pollock

Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Maurice Pollock 56, of Corsicana, who died Thursday night at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Robert Potts will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana and a member of First Baptist Church and Eastern Star.

Survivors include her husband of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Georgia Vickers of Plains; Tex., and Mrs. Harriett Sherrard of Wills Point; three grandchildren; two sisters; Mrs. Hazel Merrell of Corsicana and Mrs. Martha Conn of Tomball; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Tom Curtis; L. William McNutt Jr., Norman Shaw; and John Crawford.

The Collin Street Bakery will be closed during the 10 a.m. funeral services.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 29, 1973
  • w/o Harry Maurice Pollock, Sr. d/o Walter Neal Hamilton buried at Hamilton Beeman Cemetery and Neva Gale (Poole) Hamilton buried at Black Hills cemetery
  • submitted Diane Richards

Harry Maurice Pollock, Jr.
Oct 24, 1956 - Aug 31, 1972

H. M. Pollock Jr.

Harry Maurice Pollock Jr., 15, died of natural causes Thursday at his parents home at 1707 Maplewood.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Griffin Funeral Chapel. Rev. Robert Potts will officiate with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his parents Mr. and Mrs. Harry Maurice Pollock Sr. of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Vickers of Plains, and Mrs. Harriett Sherrard of Wills Point, his grandmother, Mrs. Harry Pollock of Ennis and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Pearsom, Albert Merrell, Ben Carl Nowell and Jimmy Corn.

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Ola (Lewis) Pollock
Jan 7, 1886 - Oct 20, 1976

Mrs. Pollock

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Harry M. Pollock, 90, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at the IOOF Home in Ennis.

The Rev. Uriah Stegman will officiate, and burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana and member of St. Luke United Methodist Church.

Survivors include a son, Maurice Pollock of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. W. T. Pearson of Dallas; four grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother, W. E. Lewis of Tyler.

Pallbearers include L. William McNutt Jr., Norman E. Shaw, John R. Crawford, Cullen W. Dunn, Johnnie Braxmier, and T. C. Curtis.

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Lillian Fae Franks
Jul 22, 1928 - May 5, 1937

Lillian Fae Franks

My precious darling baby
Who we all adored
And we know she was so happy,
As she played around the door.

She loved her little playmates
With a little heart so true
And believed in Jesus
As we all should do.

Soon the fifth day of May
As the sun was shining bright
Jesus sent his angels
To carry our baby back.

She is now in Heaven
We know she is there to dwell
And a place is vacant in our hearts
Which never can be filled.

Although we could walk all
through the World
And knock on every door
But never could find a darling baby
That we could love any more.

The eight years we had her with us
She meant the world to me
But in death she had to leave us
And in Jesus we hope to see.

We know she had to leave us
And knew it from the start
But when we had to give her up
It almost broke our hearts.

But we know she is with Jesus,
Our grief will try to bear
And live a better life
So we can meet our darling baby
there.

A Friend.

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Claude Leander Burns
Aug. 20, 1892 - Feb. 24, 1937

Waco Musician And Angler Buried Friday

WACO, Feb. 26,--Funeral services for Claude Burns, 44 musician, who died Wednesday morning at 11:30 at a local hospital, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Mr. Burns was an active member of the James A. Edmond Post of the American Legion, Lions Club, Masonic Lodge, Texas School Band and Orchestra Association, local chapter of American Federation of Musicians, president of the Waco Angler’s Club and director of the firemen’s band for several years.

Surviving are his wife, and a daughter, Claudia, Waco; father, M. P. Burns, Tyler, and two sisters, Mrs. R. C. O’Conner, San Antonio, and Mrs. George T. Tilton, Tyler.

Joel C. Trimble, Corsicana musician, was a pallbearer.

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James Albert Fullerton, Jr.
Aug 26, 1924 - Aug 28, 1931

LITTLE BOY DIED FRIDAY EVENING; BURIAL SATURDAY

J. Albert Fullerton, Jr., 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Albert Fullerton, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday evening at 6 o’clock and the funeral was held from the First Christian church Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Pallbearers were S. C. Bell, H. G. Brown, Burleigh Butler and Joe Donnelly.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Fullerton and Mrs. Watford, all of Corsicana.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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In Memory of Little James A. Fullerton

The song has ended, but the memory lingers on, so it is in the passing of “Our Little Boy,” as we always called him. He loved his Sunday school songs, “Jesus Loves Me,” being one of his favorites. His manly ways, friendly disposition, and cherry “hello” to his friends, endeared him to young and old alike, and his young life, taken in his innocence and purity will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. The seven short years that God let us keep him has indeed enriched our lives. God gives, God takes away.

His brave mother and dad to whom his last precious words were, “I love you, daddy, and mother, too,” have a hope beyond the grave, and assurance that “Our Little Boy” is safe in the arms of Jesus, whom he loved.

Our Little Boy, in the afterglow,
In the long, long years, we’ll miss you so.
For loving you, when first we knew
That next to our heart your young life grew,
Loving you on into fair childhood
When you so little understood
Our Little Boy in this afterglow,
We are so glad we loved you so.

Our Little Boy in the afterglow,
Your dear, sweet voice we shall often hear
Words whose blissful cherished sound,
Shall echo to us the whole day round.
To us you shall always be young and fair,
With your bright eyes and golden brown hair,
We are glad you loved us so.

One who loved him, his cousin,
MOZELLE LESLIE.

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William Elwood Fullerton
Jan 10, 1868 - Aug 8, 1953

W. E. Fullerton Services Sunday

Funeral services for W. E. Fullerton, 85, who died at his home, 1359 North Beaton street, early Saturday following a stroke nine months ago, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Born, January 12, 1868, in Junction City, Ark. Mr. Fullerton came to Cryer Creek in his teens and resided in the Roane community many years before moving to Corsicana in 1922. He operated a grocery store here until his retirement a few years ago.

Mr. Fullerton was a life-long member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are three sons, Albert Fullerton, city commissioner, and Hugh Fullerton, both of Corsicana and Travis Fullerton, Indianapolis, Ind.; three daughters, Mrs. Marc Cloud, Corsicana; Mrs. S. G. Garmon, Corsicana, and Mrs. G. H. Warfield, McCamey; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were A. H. Bonner, Jess Megarity, Ralph Stell, Earl Bragg, Fred Ware, J. S. Beauchamp, Burleigh Butler, Lloyd Metcalf, George H. Warfield, Jr. and Hugh Fullerton, Jr.

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Andy Thomas Williams
Sep 26, 1907 - Dec 31, 1965

A. T. Williams Dies Friday

A man identified as Andy Thomas Williams of Corsicana died suddenly in Atlanta, Texas, Friday morning while traveling through that area, according to information received here.

Corley Funeral Home was authorized to go for the body.

Survivors include his wife.

Other information was unavailable at press hour Friday.

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Andy Williams Rites Pending

Andy Williams, 58, Corsicana and Oakwood, died at Atlanta, Texas, of a heart attack Friday en route home from an out-of-state trip.

Funeral services will be held sometime Monday from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff and Rev. Bill Grimes.

Surviving are his wife of Oakwood; three sons, Waynedell Williams, Dallas; Robbie and Roger Williams, both of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Fred Hayes, Avalon; Mrs. James Whiteley and Mrs. Johnny Hayes, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Odell York, Weathford, and Mrs. Larry Blanton, Grand, Prairie; a brother, H. R. Williams, Waco; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Rich, Clarendon; 16 grandchildren and other relatives.

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Ada (Myers) Hester
Jul 15, 1892 - Dec 25, 1965

Mrs. Hester Dies Saturday

Mrs. Ada Hester, 73, native of Denton, 1516 West Collin, died in Memorial hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. F. Donald pastor of the Assembly of God church, and Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. W. B. McAlester and Mrs. Hugh Gene Brown, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. G. Santos, San Mateo, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, four brothers, W. C. and R. K. Myers, both of Corsicana; Ashford Myers, Denton and D. Y. Myers, Seguin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. E. Ivie, Elbert Cox, Millard Patterson, J. D. Sykes, N. W. Levins and J. B. Thompkins, Sr.

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Homer Byron Hester, Sr.
Mar 17, 1887 - Jul 14, 1952

Homer B. Hester Expires Monday

Homer B. Hester, 65, died at 1516 West Collin street early Monday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Assembly of God Church on South Fourteenth street sometime Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Union Parish, La., Hester was reared in the McCord community southwest of Frost. He had resided in Corsicana since 1922 and formerly owned the Day and Night Garage on South Commerce street.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Byron Hester, both of Corsican; three daughters, Mrs. W. B. McAlester, Corsicana; Mrs. E. G. Santos, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. Gene Brown, Corpus Christi; seven grandchildren, four brothers, J. N., Claude and Heard Hester, all of Brownfield, and Virgil Hester, Waco; four sisters, Miss Mattie Hester, Mrs. Ivie Ward and Mrs. Mary Gober, all of Brownfield, and Mrs. Ethel Davis, Mineral Wells, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Homer Byron Hester, Jr.
Apr 4, 1912 - Mar 2, 1954

Thursday Rites For Byron Hester

Funeral services for Homer Byron Hester, Jr., 41, who died of a heart attack Tuesday night, were held from the Assembly of God Church Thursday at 4 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Phillips, pastor; Rev. G. H. Weathers, former pastor, and Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Hester had resided in Corsicana 32 years. He was a native of Dallas. He recently disposed of the Byron Hester Transfer Company because of ill health, a firm he organized and conducted for 18 years.

Hester returned Tuesday afternoon from a several days visit with relatives in Corpus Christi.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. H. B. Hester, 1516 West Collin street, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. W. B. McAlester, Corsicana; Mrs. Eddie Santos, Millrea, Calif., and Mrs. Gene Brown, Corpus Christi and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Elbert Cox, N. W. Levins, E. C. Mann, W. S. Schomerus, J. P. Thompson and J. D. Capehart.

Corley directed.

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Winfield Scott Reed
Feb 14, 1881 - Oct 1, 1958

Thursday Rites For W. S. Reed

Funeral services for Winfield Scott Reed, 77, who died Wednesday at 2809 Ethel avenue, Waco, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are four brothers, P. A. Reed, Barry; M. F. Reed, Midland; A. F. Reed, Longview, and H. C. Reed, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Dollie Renfro and Mrs. Cora Baumaster, both of Waco, and Mrs. Ella Matthews, Corsicana, and other relatives.

A brother, G. S. Reed, 88, died here Sunday and was buried Monday.

Pallbearers were James Pike, Calvin Pike, H. M. Basham, W. T. Matthews, Billy Reed and Terry Sutton.

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