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Evie Lucile Sabo
Jul 25, 1951 - Jul 3, 1968


Four Persons Down in Area

TWO GIRLS DOWN
Joyce Ann Glover, 13, and Evie Sabo, 16, were on a fishing trip with Miss Glover's father, Monroe C. Johnson of Corsicana
when they downed in the Brazos River, about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Johnson told told authorities he had gone downstream to check some fishing lines while the girls were swimming and when he return, they had disappeared.

The Father searched the area, diving into the swift water and found their bodies in deep water near where they had been swimming.

He pulled the bodies from the water but was unable to revive them. The Hearne fire department rescue unit also tried to revive the girls.
Justice of the Peace Jess Brock ruled accidental death.

Miss Sabo is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sabo of Corsicana

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Evie (Walker) Loosier
May 3, 1904 - Feb 15, 1975

Mrs. Loosier
Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Northside Baptist Church for Mrs. Evie Loosier, 70, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.
Rev. Dale Hale and Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated, with burial following at Dresden Cemetery.
Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.
She was a native of Blooming Grove, Lived in Corsicana 22 years, and was a member of Northside Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. B. (Dorothy) Sabo of Corsicana; a grandson, Allen Sabo of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Smithen of Corsicana, and a brother, Clarence Walker of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were N. W. Sharpley, Urna Rutherford, Johnny Smithen, H. C. Smithen Jr., Paul Loosier, Ed Phinney, Mike Jenkins, and Joe D. Hambrick.

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Ola (Price) Lanmon
Oct 9, 1878 - May 28, 1966

Monday Rites Mrs Lanmon
Mrs. Ola Lanmon, 87, former Navarro County resident, died Saturday in New Braunfels.
Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in The Dresden Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. H. L. Richards, New Braunfels, and Mrs. Harry G. Bligh, Cibolo; a grandson, a great grandson, four sisters, Mrs. Donnie Shipley, Chickasha, Okla.; Mrs. Ethel Hatley and Mrs. Stella Lewis, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. J. H. Taylor, Albuquerque, N.M., and a number of nieces.

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Kate Waters (Chilton) Robinson
Mar 6, 1872 - Feb 26, 1952

Mrs. H. R. Robinson Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Kate Waters Robinson, 79, died at the family home, Route 4, north of Corsicana, Tuesday afternoon following a several months illness.
Funeral services were conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. S. E. Hopkins.
A native of Wheatley, Ark., Mrs. Robinson had resided in Navarro county since early in life.
Surviving are her husband. H. R. Robinson, Corsicana; a son, A. B. Garland; a daughter, Mrs. Nellie Sinclair; both of Corsicana; a grandson, Fred W. Berry; two granddaughters, Misses Idlene and Linday Gayle Berry; two great0grandsons, G. W. and Stanley Berry, all of Rawls, Texas; a brother, Guy H. Blankensip, Topeka, Kan.; a niece, Mrs. Kaythline Springer, Farmers Branch, and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers

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Robert B. "Bob" Robinson, Sr.
March 20, 1888 - Aug 30, 1955

Bob Robinson Expires Tuesday
R. B. (Bob) Robinson, 70, retired farmer, 27-B, Northwest Apartments, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night following a short illness. He formerly resided in the Petty’s Chapel community.
Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Petty’s Chapel cemetery.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. G. Starkey, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Robert Robinson, Jr., Corsicana, and James A. Robinson, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. H. L. Milligan, Kirvin; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Hulet Robinson, Corsicana, and Walter Robinson, Canton, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be H. J. Ferguson, Tommy Flickin, O. L. Sykes, R. L. Holcomb, Z. B. Moore and John Bennett.

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Hulet R. Robinson
Feb 27, 1877 - Dec 15, 1955

H. R. Robinson Rites Saturday
Funeral rites for Hulet R. Robinson, 78, native of Chatfield, who died Thursday night at the Twilight Home, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Golf, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.
Surviving are a son, Bert Garland, Corsicnaa; two daughters, Mrs. Nellie Sinclair, Corsicana, and Mrs. Catherine Springer, Dallas; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter Robinson, Canton, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Nephews were pallbearers.

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Antonio Santos
Jun 13, 1880 - Sep 1, 1941

CHATFIELD MAN BE BURIED IN CATHOLIC HERE WEDNESDAY

Antonio Santos, aged 51 years, died at his home in the Chatfield community Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 7:30 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are six sons, Raymond, Emanuel, James, John, Juan and Louis Santos, and three daughters, Tina, Christine and Totsie Santos, all of Chatfield.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Jovita Mora
Feb 15, 1918 - Jan 8, 1941

MISS JOVITA MORA BURIED THURSDAY IN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

Funeral services for Miss Jovita Mora, age 23 years, who died at her home 806 North Ninth street Wednesday night at 7:30 were held from the Catholic church Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo, rector. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.

Surviving are one brother Jesse Mora; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Gasca, Mrs. F. P. Castillo, Miss Wallie Mora, Mrs. Juanita Palos, Mrs. Wanvela Rodriguez and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Jose Punte
Nov 20, 1938 - Nov 28, 1941

Boy Died Friday At Chatfield; Was Buried Saturday

Jose Punte, aged three years died at Chatfield Friday afternoon.

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

Surviving are the parents, Cresensio Punte, West Texas, and Mary Punte, Chatfield.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Charles Harold Minor
B&D Feb. 8, 1941

Infant Buried On Sunday Afternoon
Catholic Cemetery

Funeral services for Charles Harold Miner, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Miner, who died Saturday at the Navarro Clinic were held Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Catholic Cemetery, where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. D. Miner, Foster, Ohio, and Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Bonnin, Sulphur, La.

Corley Funeral Home had charge.

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Nancy Lee Brook
B & D Sep. 30, 1941

Infant Girl Buried In Kerens Wednesday

KERENS, Oct. 6.—(Spl.)—The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Brooks, born at 10:15 Tuesday morning at the P. and S. hospital, died Tuesday night at 9:30. The little girl, who weighed seven 3-4 pounds, was given the name of Nancy Lee.

Funeral services were held in the home at 4 p.m. Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. A. E. Harrison officiating. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery. Mrs. Brooks will be remembered as the former Miss Bonnidell Renfro, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Renfro of Kerens. The Brooks family moved to Kerens from Tyler only a few weeks ago.

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Elwyn Bernard Brook
May 15, 1912 - Jul 17, 1961

Former Kerens Resident Dies

KERENS, July 19—(Spl.)—E. B. Brook, 49, of San Perlita, near Raymondville, died in a Houston hospital Monday night following brain surgery. He underwent lung surgery several months ago and was taken to the Houston hospital following a stroke.

Funeral services were held from the First Methodist church here Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor, and Rev. Bill Foster, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Brook was a native of Mississippi but formerly resided in Athens and Kerens while he was employed by the Humble Oil and Refining Company. He had been farming in the First Methodist church at Raymondville.

Surviving are his wife, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. O. L. Renfro of Kerens; mother, Mrs. W. R. Brook, Raymondville; three brothers, Ocona and Jimmy Brook, both of Raymondville, and Doyle Brook, Clovis, N. M.; a sister Mrs. Frank Oatman, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. B. McCharren, Jack Funk, Buddy Rule, Tom King, Willie Champion, Carl Medley, R. M. Parham and L. E. Tillery.

Inmon directed.

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Bondell D. (Renfro) Brook
Jan 18, 1911 - Jan 15, 1962

Mrs. Brook Of Raymondville Dies Monday

KERENS, Jan. 17—(Spl.)—Mrs. E. B. Brook, the former Bondell Renfro of Kerens, died at her home in Raymondville Monday night following an extended illness.

Services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Raymondville. The body will arrive at Inmon’s Chapel Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Raymondville. The body will arrive at Inmon’s Chapel Wednesday night.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Johnnie Cartlidge, Houston, and other relatives.

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Oscar Lee Renfro
Apr 14, 1882 - Feb 17, 1955

Retired Farmer Dies At Kerens

KERENS, Feb. 18—(Spl.)—O. L. Renfro, 72, retired farmer, died at his home near here Thursday noon.

Funeral rites will be held from the First Baptist church here Friday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Ousley, Waco Baptist minister, and Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor.

A native of Van Zandt County, Texas, he had resided her 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Johnny Cartlidge, Houston, and Mrs. E. B. Brooks, Raymondville; four sisters, Mrs. Bud Murphy, Wilmer; Mrs. Myrtle Durham and Mrs. George Blue, both of Alvarado, and Mrs. W. C. Jacobs, Loraine; a brother, Sam Renfro, Roscoe, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bob Ford, T. E. White, Willard Sullivan, James Cartlidge, R. R. Shelton and Roy Scarborough.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 18, 1955
  • h/o Georgia (Durham) Renfro married Jul. 30, 1903 s/o Stephen Jackson Renfro and Louisa “Lou” (Welborn) Renfro
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Fannie Geneva (Hardgrave) Couch
Oct 27, 1856 - Mar 23, 1941

HOUSTON WOMAN IS BURIED IN KERENS ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, March 26.—(Special.)—Funeral services were held at the Stockton Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Monday for Mrs. Fannie Couch, 84, who passed away at her home, 6310 Gainesville Avenue Houston, at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Mrs. Couch, who was well known in Kerens, having spent much time with a son, A. J. Couch, and daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lee Couch, was dearly beloved by all for her sprightliness, joviality and interest in all with whom she came in contact, Until some two months ago when she suffered a paralytic stroke, her health was perfect, for one of advanced age.

Surviving are nine children, thirty-nine grandchildren, and eighteen great-grandchildren. The children are Mrs. E. L. Lacy, with whom she made her home, Houston; Mrs. L. F. Bartine, Houston; Mrs. V. C. Casey, Temple; Mrs. W. P. Richardson, Beaumont; Mrs. L. F. Holcomb, Jacksonville; W. C. Couch, Palestine; O. A. Couch, Palestine; J. F. Couch, Bay City, Mich.; and A. J. Couch, Kerens. All were here for the funeral rites except J. F. Couch, who was unable to make the trip.

Services were conducted by the Rev. C. C. Sessions, pastor of the First Methodist Church, and the Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

Pallbearers were Luther Westbrook, G. H. Wilemon, V. D. Bruner, Doris Thornton, W. G. Johnson, and J. C. Walker.

Among the many sorrowing relatives and friends from out of town here for the funeral were the following: Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cowan and family, Mrs. Mack Duty, Mrs. Althea Wallace and Mrs. Able Holcomb, of Jacksonville, Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Dickson, Greenville, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Strickland, Tyler, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Beasley, Tyler, Bazil Couch, Mineola, Miss Lois Couch, Mt. Pleasant; Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Sterns, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Lacey, E. F. Lacy, L. F. Bartine, Mrs. Avey, Houston; W. P. Richardson, Miss Gwendolyn Richardson, Mrs. W. C. Couch and son, Teddy Glenn, Beaumont; Mrs. J. F. Couch, San Marcos; Mr. and Mrs. Ivory Couch, Poynor, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey F. Baughn, Marlin; Leonard Hardgraves and daughters, Kildred.

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Daniel P. “Dan” Pollock 
Jun 22, 1866 - Feb 23, 1946

FUNERAL PLANNED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR DAN POLLOCK

Dan Pollock, aged 79 years, died Saturday morning at 3 o’clock at the home of a granddaughter, Mrs. C. C. Barron, 801 South Commerce street.

Funeral services will be held from Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. D. Geddie, Corsicana Baptist district missionary, and Rev. Roy H. Proffitt.

Pollock had resided in Corsicana about 35 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Bessie Gallagher, Corsican; six sons, D. B., Claude and Robert Pollock, all of Corsicana; Aubrey Pollock, Pampa; Henry Pollock, Brackenville, and Odie Pollock, Robstown; 14 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mollie Worthington, Caldwell, and a brother, C. Pollock, Caldwell.

Pallbearers will be Bennie Heathcote, Floyd Hardy, Floyd Allred, Arthur McCleary, Preston Allred and Aud Brannon.

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Odie Wesley Pollock, Jr.
B & D Jan 23, 1938

Baby Died Sunday In Local Hospital; Burial on Monday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Pollock died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock. Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. W. D. McGlon and Mr. and Mrs. Dan Pollock, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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James Samuel “Jim” Sheets
Oct 14, 1862 - Jul 7, 1941

Funeral Rites For Veteran Officer Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral rites for Jim Sheets, 78 years of age, city policeman, who died Monday, will be held from the family home, 730 West Ninth Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Sheets had been connected with the Corsicana Police department for the past thirty years. He was a mounted patrolman until 1928 when that division was abolished, and since that time had walked a beat. Beginning his vacation on June 1, Mr. Sheets took ill the following day and his condition grew steadily worse.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Donnelly, two sons, Dock and Earl Sheets, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Kessinger, Corsicana; Mrs. Tom Brennan, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Lillie Parker and Mrs. Dorothy Hewett, both of Corsicana; a brother Ed Sheets, Corsicana policeman, and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Nutt, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Fred Prince, Ben Blackmon, C. O. Curington and P. B. Davis.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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FINAL RITES FOR JIM SHEETS HELD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Jim Sheets, 78, veteran peace officer, who died Monday morning, were held from the family residence, 730 West Ninth Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. E. Walker, minister of the Church of Christ. He had been connected with the Corsicana police department since 1911.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Donnelly, two sons, Dock and Earl Sheets, all of Corsicana; a brother Ed Sheets, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Kessinger, Corsicana; Mrs. Tom Brennan, Little Rock, Ark.; Mrs. Lillie Parker and Mrs. Dorothy Hewett, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bruce Nutt, police chief; Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Fred Prince, police commissioner; Ben Blackmon, C. O. Curington, sheriff, and P. B. Davis.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Thomas Miller “Dock” Sheets
Aug 27, 1895 - Sep 23, 1965

Dock Sheets Dies, Rites On Thursday

Dock Sheets, 70, native of Corsicana, 308 West Seventh avenue, died in Memorial hospital early Tuesday night.

Funeral services are set tentatively at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sid Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Sheets was employed many years by Grantham and Curington Cleaners on West Collin street.

He was a veteran of World War 1, seeing service in Europe. He was an active member of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, and Navarro Memorial Post No. 3366, Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Woodmen of the World.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. M. Jones; two grandsons, Craig and David Paul Jones, and a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Donnelly, all of Odessa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, C. O. (Cap) Curington, Joel Trimble, Ronald Bee, Tom Watford, C. W. Cox, Walter Stewart, L. P. Tilton and Paul H. Miller.

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Euseba “Seba” (Snodgrass) Sheets
Dec 1869 - Jul 1940

MRS. SEBA SHEETS DIED HERE TUESDAY; BURIAL THURSDAY

Mrs. Seba Sheets, aged 70 years, wife of Jim Sheets, died at the family home, 730 West Ninth avenue, Tuesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Sheets had been a Corsicana resident for many years.

Surviving are her husband, a veteran member of the police department; two sons, Earl Sheets and Dock Sheets, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Donnelly, Corsicana, and a granddaughter, Jean Sheets, Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

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John Campbell Dobbs
abt 1870 - Jun 12, 1940

CROSSING VICTIM BURIED IN THE RICE CEMETERY THURSDAY

Funeral services for John C. Dobbs, aged 71 years, Rice farmer, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. E. Briggs, pastor of the church, and Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

Mr. Dobbs had resided in the Rice community for 50 years. He was instantly killed Wednesday afternoon when his automobile was struck by the northbound Sunbeam passenger train on the Southern Pacific Lines near his farm. The car was demolished, it was reported, and Dobbs’ body was hurled some distance by the impact.

Surviving are his wife, six daughters, Mrs. C. R. Hall, Rice; Miss Dorris Dobbs, Dallas; Misses Pearl, Elizabeth and Katherine Dobbs, all of Rice, and three grandchildren.

Mr. Dobbs was a member of the Methodist Church.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Samuel Wilson South
May 5, 1873 - Nov 26, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR S. W. SOUTH IN RICE ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for S. W. South, aged 67 years, long-time resident of Rice, who died in Tyler Tuesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. W. Moss of Arlington and Rev. R. E. Briggs of Coolidge, both former pastors of the church. Mr. South was visiting in Tyler when stricken.

Surviving are five sons, S. B. South, Rice; E. P. South, Houston; Lynn E. South, Longview; Hugh W. South, Houston, and C. V. South, Dallas; three daughters, Mrs. Fred J. Rousseaux, Houston; Mrs. E. L. Jones, Tyler, and Mrs. Tom M. Sterling, Beaumont; two brothers, John South, Wilmer, and Jesse South, Tahoka; three sisters, Mrs. Will Gore, Littlefield; Mrs. Albert Thomas, Tahoka, and Mrs. Sam Hunt, five grandchildren and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 28, 1940
  • h/o Sarah Ann “Sally” (Pollan) South s/o Louis Washington South & Martha Ann (Simpson) South buried in Myrtle Cemetery, Ennis, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Lewis Davidson
Oct 15, 1878 - Jan 24, 1941

JAMES L. DAVIDSON BURIED SATURDAY IN CEMETERY AT RICE

James L. Davidson, aged 62 years, died at his home near Emhouse Friday night. Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Pursley.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Raymond and Jesse Davidson, all of Emhouse; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Collins, Dallas; Mrs. Thurman Pryor, Corsicana, and Miss Catherine Davidson, Emhouse and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ike Farmer, Reed Phillips, Ernest Green, Virgil Green, N. B. Dockery and Fred Martin.

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Artie Truelove (Altman) Davidson
May 12, 1883 - May 5, 1957

Mrs. Davidson Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Davidson, 73, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday afternoon, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Mrs. Davidson was a native of Texas and had resided in Corsicana 12 years.

Surviving are a son, J. J. Davidson, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Pryor, Corsicana; Mrs. E. F. Sheets, Roane, and Mrs. R. M. Collins, Sterling City; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Julia Williams, Fabens; Mrs. Myrtle Tibbs, Austin, and Mrs. Dee Kirk, Anton; five brothers, M. C. Altman, Amarillo; W. L. and Martin Altman, both of Lubbock; Ben Altman, Post, and Nathan Altman, Memphis, Texas.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Mattie May (Hughston) Edens
Feb 3, 1879 - May 29, 1941

RICE WOMAN DIES IN LOCAL HOSPITAL; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Mattie M. Edens, wife of R. A. Edens, Rice, died in the Navarro Clinic at an early hour Thursday morning following a short illness. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church at Rice. The rites will be conducted byRev. D. R. McCauley, pastor, assisted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, J. N. Edens, Rice; Angus Edens, McKamey; two daughters, Mrs. John Cardwell, Big Spring; Mrs. J. W. Heilhecker, Abilene; three sisters, Mrs. Harry Emmert, Rice; Ms. H. C. Kirby, Chatfield; Mrs. Ira Cardwell, Rice and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Mrs. F. A. Ford
abt 1849 - Nov 30, 1909

Died at Black Hills.

Mrs. F. A. Ford, aged 60 years, died at the family home at Black Hills yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery this afternoon.

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Mary Jo. (Adkins) Connor
Aug 10, 1922 - Apr 14, 1959

Mrs. Connor Is Victim Dallas Gas Explosion
Mrs. Mary Jo. Connor, 36, former Corsicana resident, died Tuesday night in Baylor Hospital of injuries suffered March 24 when an explosion and fire wrecked a brick house in Dallas.  Mrs. Connor was rescued by neighbors after the explosion.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Emmett where interment was made.
Surviving are two daughters, mother, Mrs. Alice Gilbert, all of Dallas; a sister, four aunts, Mrs. Anna Holloway and Mrs. George W. Webb, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Martha Young, Frost, and Mrs. Clara Toten, Brushie Prairie; three uncles, H. T. Green, Richland; Sam Green, Emmett and Joe Green, Frost, and other relatives.

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Neely Coxsey
d. Apr 1959

Rev. Coxsey of California Dies
Rev. Neely Coxsey, Baptist minister, former resident of Emmett, died in San Diego, Calif., Tuesday of a heart attack, according to information received by relatives here.
Funeral services were held at Pasadena, Calif., Friday where interment was made.
Surviving are his wife of San Diego; a son James Coxsey, California; a brother, Clarence Coxsey, near Houston; and other relatives

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Sarah Frances (McCord) Hightower
Jan 14, 1848 - Jun 17, 1921

IMHOFFS LEAVE FOR RELATIVE'S FUNERAL
In response to a message announcing the death of her mother, Mrs. Hightower at Meridian, Texas last evening, Mrs. George W. Imhoff, accompanied by her husband and her brother-in-law, P. C. Chamberlin, left last evening for Meridian. Mrs. Chamberlin has been at her mother's bedside several days.
The funeral will be held tomorrow and interment will be made in the cemetery at Frost Texas.
Mrs. Hightower has many friends in the city, having visited here on several occasions. Announcement of her death comes as a shock to many in Port Aurhur.

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Minnie Jewel (Roper) Frost
Jun 10, 1902 - Nov 14, 1948

Mrs. George D. Frost Succumbs
Mrs. Minnie Jewel Frost, 46-year-old wife of George D. Frost, died Sunday at their home, 305 West Seventh Street.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the home. Rev. H. O. Morris, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiated and burial was made in the Masonic Cemetery.
Mrs. Frost was born June 10, 1903 in Blooming Grove, Texas. She had resided in Del Rio two years. Frost is a railroad machinist.
Pallbearers were Dr. Bucky Lee Burditt, R. W. Payne, R. M. Fraim, Fred Gehrer, Ed Kuns, S. L. Smith and Garland.

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Carrie Lou (Woodward) Fenner
Jun 5, 1901 - Sep 4, 1977

FENNER, MRS. CARRIE LOU
Mrs. Carrie Lou Fenner, 76, died at 2 p.m. Sunday in a local hospital.
Funeral services: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Frost Cemetery at Frost, Tex., Rev. Sam Mohundro officiating, burial in Frost Cemetery.
Survivors: A friend, Jean Creder of 301 East Crest.
Wilkirson-Hatch Funeral Home, 1124 Washington Ave., phone 753-3691

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Lillian Louise (McQuillen) Johnson
Oct 8, 1911 - Jun 28, 1966

Thursday Rites Set For Former Teacher Here

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Thursday in the Ben F. Brown Funeral Chapel for a former Lee Elementary School teacher, Mrs. Lillian Louise Johnson, age 54, a resident of 2310 Woodoak, who passed away Tuesday in a Dallas hospital.
The 12-year resident of Irving, who was a native of North Dakota, was a member of the Krikwood Methodist Church and a member of the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband, Erwin L. Johnson; one son, James Johnson; a daughter, Miss Linda Johnson, all of Irving; one brother, Ivan McQuillen of Irving, and three sisters, Mrs. Irene Knotts and Mrs. Evelyn Marshall, both of Boulder, Colo. and Mrs. Helen Scheer of Minnesota.
Rev. John Robertson will officiate the services, followed by interment at Frost Cemetery at Frost, Tex. Pallbearers will be her nephews.

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Louisa Ann Henderson
1852 - 1929

HUBBARD WOMAN IS BURIED WEDNESDAY IN DOVER CEMETERY
HUBBARD, Texas, Nov. 16 - Mrs. J. T. Henderson, aged 77 years, died at her home here Tuesday night and the funeral was held from the family residence here Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Dover cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. M. O. Cheek, pastor of the Hubbard Baptist church, and Rev. A. C. DeForrest, Cumberland Presbyterian minister.
Mrs. Hubbard was born in Mississipi and later resided in Arkansas. She came to Texas, locating at Tehuacana. Several years later the family moved to Dover and resided there for some time prior to moving to Hubbard 35 years ago.
Surviving are four sons, henry Henderson, Amarillo; John Henderson, Fresno, Calif.; Alfred Henderson, Huntsville; and Jesse Henderson, Fort Worth.

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Robert Franklin Clough
Nov 13, 1882 - Mar 7, 1960

R. F. Clough Rites Planned
BLOOMING GROVE, March 8 (Spl) - Funeral services for R. F. Clough, 77, Baptist deacon, native of Dresden, who died Monday morning in the M. D. Anderson hospital in Houston, was held from the First Baptist Church Wednesday at 10 a.m.
The rites were conducted by Rev. W. J. Richey, district Baptist missionary of Tyler, formerly of this community, assisted by Rev. Sam Hopkins, Canton. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. Deacons will be pallbearers.
The family resided in Malakoff area for many years prior to moving to Blooming Grove eight years ago.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Roy Clough, Port Arthur; three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Sims, Corsicana; Mrs. Minnie Tart, Houston, and Mrs. Mamie Lou Loper, Port Arthur; a brother, Dee Clough, Munday; five grandchildren, four great0grandchildren and other relatives.
McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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William Thomas Pierce
Dec 12, 1891 - Nov 20, 1961

W. T. Pierce Rites Wednesday
William Thomas Pierce, 69, retired farmer, formerly of Roane and Bazette, died Monday at his home in Arlington after a brief illness.
Funeral services were held from the Inmon Chapel in Kerens Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Bazette cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred Chapman, Baptist minister, formerly of Roane and Dawson.
Pierce had been in Arlington about a year.
Surviving are his wife of Arlington, four sons, R. E. Pierce, U.S.A.F., Sacramento, Calif.; Troy Pierce, Ennis; Carter and Kirvin Pierce, both of Arlington; two brothers, D. L. Pierce, Powell, and Joe Pierce, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Victoria Thompson, Dallas; eight grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Allan Bryant, John Tramel, Earl Ogburn, George Owens, Lee Holsey and Garland Gray.

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Larry Gene Burleson
d. Oct 1954

Arlington Infant Rites Wednesday
Graveside rites were held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 5 p.m. for Larry Gene, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Bonham Burleson, who died early Wednesday at Arlington.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.
Surviving are his parents of Arlington and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Harris, Corsicana, and Mrs. Allen Burleson, Dallas.
Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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Charles Lewis Gregory
Feb 2, 1893 - Jul 7, 1941

RESIDENT OF RICE WAS BURIED TUESDAY IN RICE CEMETERY

Funeral services for Lewis Gregory, 47, Rice farmer, who died suddenly at his home in Rice early Monday morning, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church with burial in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the church, with the Masonic Lodge in charge of the grave.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; four children, Mrs. Arile Knott, Dallas, Mason, Bettie Sue and Ruth Gregory, all of Rice; mother, Mrs. N. S. Gregory, Rice, and seven sisters, Miss Verna Gregory, Post Mistress, Rice, Mrs. W. C. Mahaley, Rice; Mrs. Lee Ellison, Oklahoma; Mrs. Charles McLaurin, Lubbock; Mrs. J. T. Lee, Rice; Mrs. B. F. Bell, Rice and Mrs. Bell, Dallas, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the rites.

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Gunshot Wound Fatal Resident Rice Community

Lewis Gregory, 47 years of age, farmer, former bank employee, was found fatally shot at his home in Rice Monday morning about 4:30 o’clock. A shotgun charge is reported to have struck him in the chest.

R. A. Edens, Rice justice of the peace, returned a verdict of “Death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted” after conducting a coroner’s investigation, Constable B. V. Hatley, who answered the call, reported.

Funeral services will be held from the Rice Methodist Church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Mrs. Arlie Knott, Dallas; Mason, Bettie Sue and Ruth Gregory, all of Rice; mother, Mrs. N. S. Gregory, Rice, and seven sisters, Miss Verna Gregory, postmistress, Rice; Mrs. W. C. Mahaley, Rice; Mrs. Lee Ellison, Oklahoma; Mrs. Charles McLaurin, Lubbock; Mrs. J. T. Lee, Rice; Mrs. B. F. Bell, Rice, and Mrs. Lee Bell, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Jack Collins Nash, Sgt.
Dec 7, 1918 - Jul 19, 1941

ACCIDENT INJURIES FATAL TO SOLDIER OF LOCAL BATTERY

Funeral services were held at Rice Sunday afternoon for Sgt. Jack C. Nash, 28, of Headquarters Battery, 132nd, Field Artillery, Thirty-Sixth Division, Camp Bowie base hospital Saturday morning following injuries received serveral days earlier when an army truck is reported to have overturned with him near Brownwood.

The services were held at the First Methodist Church of Rice with interment in the Rice Cemetery. Rites were conducted by Captain Selcer, regimental chaplain of the 132nd, Field Artillery, assisted by Rev. R. D. McCauley, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Rice.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Crockett, of Chatfield; one sister, Mrs. W. L. McBroom, Corsicana; and two brothers of Chatfield.

Pallbearers were members of his company.

Sgt. Nash was extended full military honors.

Sutherland-McCammon had charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 21, 1941
  • Military --Headquarters Battery, 132nd, Field Artillery, Thirty-Sixth Division h/o Audrey Fay (Perry) Nash; s/o Joe Clanche Nash & Minnie Frances (Howell) Nash-Crockett - per birth record
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Rites Held Sunday For Sgt. Jack Nash, Accident Victim

Funeral services for Jack C. Nash, 23, sergeant in Headquarters Battery, 132nd Field Artillery, 36th Division, Camp Bowie, who died Saturday from injuries sustained in a truck mishap, were held Sunday afternoon, with burial in Rice. A military funeral was given.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Audrey Fay Perry Nash, Rice; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Folsom Crockett, Chatfield; five sisters and two brothers.

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Thomas Henry Bowden
Sep 29, 1872 - Apr 19, 1941

THOMAS H. BOWDEN OF TUPELO DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Thomas Henry Bowden, aged 68 years, of Tupelo, died in the P. and S. Hospital, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 4:30 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Rice Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Rice Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Revs. G. C. Henry, W. H. Day and E. T. Miller.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in the Tupelo community for 63 years.

Surviving are his wife of Tupelo; mother, Mrs. R. A. Bowden, Corsicana; two sons, T. U. Bowden, Corsicana, and R. M. Bowden, Tupelo; two grandchildren, three brothers, W. M. Bowden and G. C. Bowden, both of Corsicana, and J. R. Bowden, Tupelo; and five sisters, Mrs. M. E. Cummings, Rice; Mrs. Viola McNutt, Fort Worth; Mrs. Myrtle Meadows, Hempstead; Mrs. J. D. Burdine, Tupelo, and Mrs. Clay Fluker, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be W. H. Mitchell, M. C. Burdine, H. R. Stewart, T. D. Queen, M. S. Miles and G. C Gatlin.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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William Jessie Braddock
Sep 10, 1909 - May 09, 1941

WM. J. BRADDOCK DIED AS RESULT OF ACCIDENT INJURIES

William Jesse Braddock, aged 31 years, Rice garageman, died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday night at 10 o’clock from injuries sustained at his place of business Friday morning when a grease-rack collapsed, pinning him and inflicting fatal internal injuries. It was reported Braddock was greasing an automobile at the time of the accident.

Surviving are his wife of Rice, mother, Mrs. G. C. Braddock, Rice; two brothers, O. C. Braddock, Wichita Falls, and Clyde Braddock, Rice; a sister, Mrs. Eugene Edmondson, Wichita Falls.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Rice Methodist Church. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, Methodist minister.

Funeral arrangements were conducted by McCammon and Hodge Funeral Home.

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Sarah F. (Calloway) Haley
Nov 8, 1872 - May 12, 1941

Buried at Frost.

WACO, May 14—Funeral services for Mrs. Sara F. Haley, 68, 2608 Grim, who died Monday afternoon at a local hospital, were held here Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with Rev. W. H. Coleman conducting the rites. Burial was in the Frost cemetery.

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Willie Elizabeth (Dunn) Monroe
May 5, 1890 - Jul 20, 1972

Mrs. Monroe
Services were at 3:30 p.m. Saturday here for Mrs. Willie Monroe, 82, who died Thursday. The Rev. B. W. johnson and Rev. T. F. Donald officiated. Burial was in Hopewell Cemetery.
Surviving are a son, four daughters, 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister.

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  • Corsicana Weekly Light July 27, 1972
  • d/o John Wesley Dunn & Elizabeth (Dunman) Dunn
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

John Franklin McAdams
Sep 30, 1870 - Mar 12, 1964

Saturday Rites John McAdams
Funeral services for John McAdams, 93, retired shoe repairman, who died at the Hilliard Home Thursday, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor.
He was a native of Caddo Mills.
Surviving are three nehews, Eugene McAdams, Emhouse; Harvey and Horace J. McAdams, both of Corsicana; five nieces, Mrs. Otho Long, Buffalo; Mrs. Burl Harris and Mrs. Herman Bell, both of Blooming Grove; Mrs. Edward Abell, San Antonio, and Mrs. Pete Dixon, Corsicana, and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Mattie McAdams, Corsicana.
Nephews were pallbearers.

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Vera Mae (Currington) Oden-Herring
Jan 24, 1906 - Jul 9, 1981

Vera Mae Herring
Vera Mae Herring, 75, native of Navarro County, died Thursday in Waco.
Services were Saturday, 10:30 a.m. First United Methodist Church, Blooming Grove. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery.
Survivors include two daughters, Mary Ann Schmidt of Austin and Dorothy Orlando of Houston; one son, Lanny Oden, of Waco; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Six sisters, Zelma Fay Marlow, of Blooming Grove, Essie Pearl Currington, of Waco, Linda Dockery, of Corsicana, Alpha Ivie, of Dallas and Barbara Garcia, and Buna Kirk, of Mabank; three brothers, C. T. Currington, of Levelland, Lawrence H. (Pete) Currington, and H. B. Currington, of Corsicana; and her step-mother, Mrs. Edna Currington of Corsicana.

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Lizzie (Brown) Cherry
abt 1900 - July 4, 1981

DAWSON - Mrs. Lizzie Cherry, 81, of Dawson, died Saturday in Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.
Services was Friday, noon, Hopewell Baptist Church, Dawson, with Rev. W. W. miller officiating. Burial was at Dawson Cemetery.
Arrangements were with McCoy-Calhoun Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Elmer Reuben Allen
Mar 18, 1915 - July 9, 1981

Elmer R. (Judge) Allan, 66, of Corsicana, died Thursday afternoon at Memorial Hospital.
Services was Saturday, 3:30 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial was at Resthaven Memorial Park.
He was a retired chief petty officer in the U.S. Navy, member of the Trinity Baptist Church and a native of Emhouse.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Zola Allen, of Corsicana; six brothers, Thomas Ray, of Houston, Frank Ray of Poteet, James ray of Redondo Beach, Calif., Garvis Ray, of Midland, Alvie Ray, of Waco, and Clarence Ray, of Las Cruces, N. M.; five sisters, Mrs. Eula Tallant, of Corsicana, Mrs. Willie Owen, of Waxahachie, Mrs. Verlie Turner, of Carrollton, Mrs. Marie Adams, of Beaumont, Mrs. Christine Luther, of Blooming Grove; a number of nieces, nephews and a granddaughter.
Nephews are pallbearers.

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Ada Young
Nov 27, 1895 - Jul 9, 1991

Ada Young
Mrs. Ada Young, 85, of Corsicana, died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.
Services was Saturday, 2 p.m., Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating.
Burial was at Providence Cemetery.
Survivors include two sons, J. E. Young of Lake Houston, and T. R. Young, of Lake Houston, and t. R. Young, of Proctor; four daughters, Mrs. Ila Farmer, of Navarro, Mrs. Alpha McConaghie, of Corsicana, Mrs. Dorothy Fahrlander of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Dell Baker, of Mustang, Okla.; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Ernest Brewer, of Corsicana.

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Edward W. Hardin
July 13, 1908 - July 8, 1981

Edward Hardin
Edward (Tap) Hardin, 72, of Mexia and formerly of Corsicana, died Wednesday at Mexia Hospital.
Services was Friday, 10 a.m., Griffin Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial was at Pursley Cemetery, Pursley.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Donald Glen Hardin, of Mesquite, and James Dell Hardin, of Waco; two daughters, Rebecca Ann Cooksey, of Mexia, and Barbara Young, of Palestine; one brother, Tom Hardin, of Pursley; five sisters, Eva Ferrell, Emma Avila and Ella Crenshaw, all of Mexia, Hattie Shaw, of Corsicana, and Bernice Pool, of Houston; and six grandchildren.

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Maudy Jewel Hillery
Nov 30, 1930 - July 4, 1981

Maudy Jewel Hillery, 50, of Corsicana, died Saturday morning at Memorial Hospital.
Wake services was Friday, 7 p.m., Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Service was Saturday, 12:30 p.m., Renfro Chapel Church of God in Christ. Burial was at Woodland Cemetery.
Survivors include six daughters, Christine Hillery, Patricia Hillery, Maxine Hillery, Ernestine Hillery, and Mary Ann Sneed, all of Corsicana, and lee Bertha Hillery, of Fort Worth; three sons, Henry Hillery and Pier Hillery, both of Corsicana, Paul Hillery, of Dallas; 24 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one uncle, Ruby Dwberry, of Frankson.
Pallbearers were Eddie R. Chambers, Billy Bennett, Robert Sneed, Robert Wafer and James Brown.

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Margaret Faye Metzler
May 4, 1919 - July 8, 1981

Mrs. Margaret Faye Metzler
Mrs. Margaret Faye Metzler, 62, of Fort Worth, died Wednesday night in St. Joseph's Hospital in Fort Worth. She was a former Corsicana resident.
Service was 10 a.m. Saturday in the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. B. F. Risinger officiating.
Pallbearers were Ken Drowley, Gary Crowely, Duran Summerall, Larry Cooper, Wyndal Early, Mark Crowley, L. T. Cooper and J. F. Summerall

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Marvin Joe Hawkins
abt 1971 - July 7, 1981

RICE - Marvin Joe Hawkins, 10, of Rice, drowned Tuesday evening in Rice.
Wake service was Saturday, 7 p.m., Ross and Johnson Mortuary Corsicana.
Service was Sunday, 2:30 p.m., Crossway Pentecostal Church in Rice. Burial was at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Hawkins, all of Rice; four brothers, James Terry, Jimmy and Rodney Hawkins, all of Rice; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Fannie Thomas, of Rice; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Anderson, of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were Robert Nollie, Robert Thomas, O. B. Hawkins, and Bobby Ray Hawkins.

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Raymond Boliver Copeland
Apr 6, 1921 - July 5, 1981

Raymond B. Copeland
R. B. Copeland, 60, of Tom Bean and formerly of Corsicana, died in a Sherman Hospital July 5.
Graveside service was held at the West Hill Cemetery Tuesday, 10 a.m., in Sherman.
He was born in Athens, the son of Abbie and Joe Copeland, attended public schools in Corsicana and worked at Corsicana Cotton Mill.
He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Veterans of Foreighn Wars. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife; four step-children; 15 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Bruce Copeland, of Sherman; three sisters, Lila Nugent, of Mesquite, Myrtle Snowden and Lucille Brown, both of Corsicana; three nieces and three nephews.

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Thelma Coter (Holloway) Ponder
Sept 28, 1903 - July 5, 1981

Mrs. Thelma C. Ponder
Mrs. Thelma C. Ponder, 77, of Frost, died yesterday at Town Manor Rest Home in Hillsboro.
The funeral was Monday at 10:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Frost and burial followed at Frost Cemetery.
Mrs. Ponder is survived by her husband, Ernest Ponder Sr., of Frost; one son, Ernest Ponder Jr., of Frost; one sister, Ruth Holloway, of Hillsboro; and two grandchildren.
Pastors officiating at the funeral were Gary Carroll and Woody Flynn

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James Walter Park
Sep 3, 1898 - Jul 4, 1981

J. W. Park
J. W. Park, 82, of Keller, died Saturday at Keller.
He was a native of Barry.
Services was Monday, 10:30 a.m. Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Claude B. Holcomb officiating. Burial was at Dresden Cemetery.
He was a retired farmer, a carpenter, and a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ella Park, of Keller; one granddaughter, Mrs. John Crawford, of Keller; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. May Goswick, and Mrs. Sallie Fulton, both of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were John Crawford, Fred Branam, Eddie Garrison, Neilan French, Ed Fulton and Willie Fulton.

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William Gray Horn
Nov 2, 1921 - Jan 18, 1941

SEVEN ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS

SIX DIE IN ONE WRECK; FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Seven young men were killed in two automobile crashes on highways near Corsicana Saturday night shortly after 9 o’clock. One was gravely injured.

Six of the victims were occupants of two automobiles that crashed headon on Highway 75, three miles south of Rice about 9:15 o’clock. The other occurred when an automobile plowed into the rear of a truck on Chambers creek bridge, Highway 31, east of Corsicana.
The dead are:
Ed O. Williamson, 22, Corsicana, oil field worker,
Homer McEntire, 27, Corsicana,
Lee Ward Garvin, 23, Corsicana,
William Gray Horn, 19, farmer, Navarro,
A. R. Marsh, 21, farmer, Navarro,
Edgar Leroy Bell, 22, Streetman,
David Merle Findley, 30, Athens, formerly of Boston, Mass., employee of the Olin Mills Studio, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Condition Critical.
John Kessinger, 28, Corsicana, oil field worker, and former star football player, is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital with several broken ribs, deep cuts about the head and possible internal injuries. Kessinger is the only survivor of the Rice crash. His condition was reported improved Tuesday.

Kessinger is remembered as an all-state center on the 1932 Corsicana Tiger state championship high school football club, and later was a star lineman at the College of Marshall and St. Mary’s University football eleven.

Officers were quoted as saying the Highway 75 crash was heard a considerable distance when the two machines met head-on. A large crowd soon gathered at the side of the collision.

M. R. Reid, state highway patrolman, who with Patrolman Rogers answered the call, stated a Chrysler sedan driven by Ed Williamson was proceeding in a northerly direction. Other occupants of that car were Kessinger, McEntire and Garvin. A Chevrolet sedan, driven by Horn, according to officers, was proceeding in a southerly direction. Bell and Marsh were occupants of the Horn car.

Williamson and McEntire were instantly killed.

Garvin is said to have died a few minutes after reaching the P. and S. Hospital. Horn, Marsh and Bell were pronounced dead by a physician upon their arrival at the hospital.

Garvin’s body was taken to the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home while the others were taken to the Corley Funeral Home. Sunday the Burleson Funeral Home of Wortham, transferred the body of Bell to Streetman and directed the arrangements.

Highway 31 Crash.
Findley, fatally injured in the Highway 31 crash, died en route to the hospital.

Deputy Sheriff George T. Brown, Constable Bill Lee and Deputy Constable Tom Roe answered the call to the Highway 31 wreck and later were joined by Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer. The highway patrolmen were at the first wreck when the second call was received. The Highway 31 crash occurred at 9:35 p.m.

County officers, highway patrolmen and Kaufman county officers Sunday and Monday engaged in an unsuccessful investigation to determine the owner and driver of the truck involved.

Officers were advised the driver stopped in Kerens and authorized a garage to go for the truck and stated he would return Sunday, but shortly before noon, Monday no one had conferred with officers here.

Findley is survived by his wife and infant son of Athens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Findley, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Misses Marcel and Jean Findley, both of Tulsa; and a brother Doug Findley, Oklahoma City.

Funeral services for Findley will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at Athens, where burial will be made.

Double Services.
Double funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock for Marsh and Horn from the Baptist church at Navarro. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice.

Surviving Marsh are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Marsh; a brother, Clois Marsh; a sister, Miss Jerry Marsh, all of Navarro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Marsh were Harry Burleson, Joe Pete Marsh, Thomas Parks, Claudine Allsup, Willie Doolin and Neil Gandy.

Horn is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Horn; a sister, Mrs. Janie Mullinax, and a brother James Elliott Horn, all of Navarro.

Pallbearers for Horn were Ben Horn, Archie Horn, Pat Horn, Jack Horn, Sammy Howard and Hugh Tomlin.

Funeral services for Garvin will be held Tuesday morning at 10 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 of the local parish.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garvin, and a sister, Miss Frances Garvin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Brown, W. A. Lang, Claude Roddy, Lowell Estes, S. D. Goins, Carver Neal Jenkins, Harry David Redden, W. O. McClung and Sydney Marks.

McEntire Funeral.
Rites for McEntire were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl McEntire, 308 South Eighteenth street; a brother, R. B. McEntire, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Jousserand, Ackeman, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Campbell, Billie McDowell, Holman Freeman, Marvin McEntire, Marshall McEntire and Wade Thomas.

Services for Williamson were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson; a brother, C. L. Williamson, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Jones all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Carroll Flanagan, Johnny McKissack, Pete Moore, Charley Rush, Howard Walker and Marvin McClung.

Rites for Bell were held at Streetman Monday afternoon with burial in the Horn Hill cemetery, southwest of Mexia.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Bell, Streetman; several brothers and other relatives.

The seven deaths within less than an hour lacked only one of equaling the auto fatalities within Navarro County during 1940.

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Allen Ray Marsh
Mar 13, 1920 - Jan 18, 1941

SEVEN ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS

SIX DIE IN ONE WRECK; FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Seven young men were killed in two automobile crashes on highways near Corsicana Saturday night shortly after 9 o’clock. One was gravely injured.

Six of the victims were occupants of two automobiles that crashed headon on Highway 75, three miles south of Rice about 9:15 o’clock. The other occurred when an automobile plowed into the rear of a truck on Chambers creek bridge, Highway 31, east of Corsicana.
The dead are:
Ed O. Williamson, 22, Corsicana, oil field worker,
Homer McEntire, 27, Corsicana,
Lee Ward Garvin, 23, Corsicana,
William Gray Horn, 19, farmer, Navarro,
A. R. Marsh, 21, farmer, Navarro,
Edgar Leroy Bell, 22, Streetman,
David Merle Findley, 30, Athens, formerly of Boston, Mass., employee of the Olin Mills Studio, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Condition Critical.
John Kessinger, 28, Corsicana, oil field worker, and former star football player, is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital with several broken ribs, deep cuts about the head and possible internal injuries. Kessinger is the only survivor of the Rice crash. His condition was reported improved Tuesday.

Kessinger is remembered as an all-state center on the 1932 Corsicana Tiger state championship high school football club, and later was a star lineman at the College of Marshall and St. Mary’s University football eleven.

Officers were quoted as saying the Highway 75 crash was heard a considerable distance when the two machines met head-on. A large crowd soon gathered at the side of the collision.

M. R. Reid, state highway patrolman, who with Patrolman Rogers answered the call, stated a Chrysler sedan driven by Ed Williamson was proceeding in a northerly direction. Other occupants of that car were Kessinger, McEntire and Garvin. A Chevrolet sedan, driven by Horn, according to officers, was proceeding in a southerly direction. Bell and Marsh were occupants of the Horn car.

Williamson and McEntire were instantly killed.

Garvin is said to have died a few minutes after reaching the P. and S. Hospital. Horn, Marsh and Bell were pronounced dead by a physician upon their arrival at the hospital.

Garvin’s body was taken to the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home while the others were taken to the Corley Funeral Home. Sunday the Burleson Funeral Home of Wortham, transferred the body of Bell to Streetman and directed the arrangements.

Highway 31 Crash.
Findley, fatally injured in the Highway 31 crash, died en route to the hospital.

Deputy Sheriff George T. Brown, Constable Bill Lee and Deputy Constable Tom Roe answered the call to the Highway 31 wreck and later were joined by Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer. The highway patrolmen were at the first wreck when the second call was received. The Highway 31 crash occurred at 9:35 p.m.

County officers, highway patrolmen and Kaufman county officers Sunday and Monday engaged in an unsuccessful investigation to determine the owner and driver of the truck involved.

Officers were advised the driver stopped in Kerens and authorized a garage to go for the truck and stated he would return Sunday, but shortly before noon, Monday no one had conferred with officers here.

Findley is survived by his wife and infant son of Athens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Findley, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Misses Marcel and Jean Findley, both of Tulsa; and a brother Doug Findley, Oklahoma City.

Funeral services for Findley will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at Athens, where burial will be made.

Double Services.
Double funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock for Marsh and Horn from the Baptist church at Navarro. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice.

Surviving Marsh are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Marsh; a brother, Clois Marsh; a sister, Miss Jerry Marsh, all of Navarro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Marsh were Harry Burleson, Joe Pete Marsh, Thomas Parks, Claudine Allsup, Willie Doolin and Neil Gandy.

Horn is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Horn; a sister, Mrs. Janie Mullinax, and a brother James Elliott Horn, all of Navarro.

Pallbearers for Horn were Ben Horn, Archie Horn, Pat Horn, Jack Horn, Sammy Howard and Hugh Tomlin.

Funeral services for Garvin will be held Tuesday morning at 10 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 of the local parish.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garvin, and a sister, Miss Frances Garvin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Brown, W. A. Lang, Claude Roddy, Lowell Estes, S. D. Goins, Carver Neal Jenkins, Harry David Redden, W. O. McClung and Sydney Marks.

McEntire Funeral.
Rites for McEntire were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl McEntire, 308 South Eighteenth street; a brother, R. B. McEntire, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Jousserand, Ackeman, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Campbell, Billie McDowell, Holman Freeman, Marvin McEntire, Marshall McEntire and Wade Thomas.

Services for Williamson were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson; a brother, C. L. Williamson, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Jones all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Carroll Flanagan, Johnny McKissack, Pete Moore, Charley Rush, Howard Walker and Marvin McClung.

Rites for Bell were held at Streetman Monday afternoon with burial in the Horn Hill cemetery, southwest of Mexia.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Bell, Streetman; several brothers and other relatives.

The seven deaths within less than an hour lacked only one of equaling the auto fatalities within Navarro County during 1940.

Notes:


Abner Gaines Marsh
Sep 23, 1889 - Nov 26, 1944

ABNER MARSH DIED AT NAVARRO SUNDAY; RITES ON TUESDAY

Abner Marsh, 55, died at his home at Navarro Sunday. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 from the Navarro Baptist church, with Rev. W. H. Day conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hopewell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Navarra; a daughter, Mrs. Jerry Woodward, Navarro; a son, Clois E. Marsh, U. S. Army; two brothers, Sam Marsh, Navarro; B. A. Marsh, Navarro; three sisters, Mrs. Sid Crews, Froer; Miss Lonie Marsh, Navarro; Mrs. Stella Burleson, Dallas; a grandchild, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Elmer Smith, Venson Bottom, Arthur Poe, Pete Goodin, Clint Fouth and Wade Harvard.

Corley’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Ed O. Williamson, Jr.
Dec 26, 1918 - Jan 18, 1941

SEVEN ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS

SIX DIE IN ONE WRECK; FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Seven young men were killed in two automobile crashes on highways near Corsicana Saturday night shortly after 9 o’clock. One was gravely injured.

Six of the victims were occupants of two automobiles that crashed headon on Highway 75, three miles south of Rice about 9:15 o’clock. The other occurred when an automobile plowed into the rear of a truck on Chambers creek bridge, Highway 31, east of Corsicana.
The dead are:
Ed O. Williamson, 22, Corsicana, oil field worker,
Homer McEntire, 27, Corsicana,
Lee Ward Garvin, 23, Corsicana,
William Gray Horn, 19, farmer, Navarro,
A. R. Marsh, 21, farmer, Navarro,
Edgar Leroy Bell, 22, Streetman,
David Merle Findley, 30, Athens, formerly of Boston, Mass., employee of the Olin Mills Studio, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Condition Critical.
John Kessinger, 28, Corsicana, oil field worker, and former star football player, is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital with several broken ribs, deep cuts about the head and possible internal injuries. Kessinger is the only survivor of the Rice crash. His condition was reported improved Tuesday.

Kessinger is remembered as an all-state center on the 1932 Corsicana Tiger state championship high school football club, and later was a star lineman at the College of Marshall and St. Mary’s University football eleven.

Officers were quoted as saying the Highway 75 crash was heard a considerable distance when the two machines met head-on. A large crowd soon gathered at the side of the collision.

M. R. Reid, state highway patrolman, who with Patrolman Rogers answered the call, stated a Chrysler sedan driven by Ed Williamson was proceeding in a northerly direction. Other occupants of that car were Kessinger, McEntire and Garvin. A Chevrolet sedan, driven by Horn, according to officers, was proceeding in a southerly direction. Bell and Marsh were occupants of the Horn car.

Williamson and McEntire were instantly killed.

Garvin is said to have died a few minutes after reaching the P. and S. Hospital. Horn, Marsh and Bell were pronounced dead by a physician upon their arrival at the hospital.

Garvin’s body was taken to the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home while the others were taken to the Corley Funeral Home. Sunday the Burleson Funeral Home of Wortham, transferred the body of Bell to Streetman and directed the arrangements.

Highway 31 Crash.
Findley, fatally injured in the Highway 31 crash, died en route to the hospital.

Deputy Sheriff George T. Brown, Constable Bill Lee and Deputy Constable Tom Roe answered the call to the Highway 31 wreck and later were joined by Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer. The highway patrolmen were at the first wreck when the second call was received. The Highway 31 crash occurred at 9:35 p.m.

County officers, highway patrolmen and Kaufman county officers Sunday and Monday engaged in an unsuccessful investigation to determine the owner and driver of the truck involved.

Officers were advised the driver stopped in Kerens and authorized a garage to go for the truck and stated he would return Sunday, but shortly before noon, Monday no one had conferred with officers here.

Findley is survived by his wife and infant son of Athens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Findley, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Misses Marcel and Jean Findley, both of Tulsa; and a brother Doug Findley, Oklahoma City.

Funeral services for Findley will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at Athens, where burial will be made.

Double Services.
Double funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock for Marsh and Horn from the Baptist church at Navarro. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice.

Surviving Marsh are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Marsh; a brother, Clois Marsh; a sister, Miss Jerry Marsh, all of Navarro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Marsh were Harry Burleson, Joe Pete Marsh, Thomas Parks, Claudine Allsup, Willie Doolin and Neil Gandy.

Horn is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Horn; a sister, Mrs. Janie Mullinax, and a brother James Elliott Horn, all of Navarro.

Pallbearers for Horn were Ben Horn, Archie Horn, Pat Horn, Jack Horn, Sammy Howard and Hugh Tomlin.

Funeral services for Garvin will be held Tuesday morning at 10 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 of the local parish.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garvin, and a sister, Miss Frances Garvin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Brown, W. A. Lang, Claude Roddy, Lowell Estes, S. D. Goins, Carver Neal Jenkins, Harry David Redden, W. O. McClung and Sydney Marks.

McEntire Funeral.
Rites for McEntire were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl McEntire, 308 South Eighteenth street; a brother, R. B. McEntire, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Jousserand, Ackeman, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Campbell, Billie McDowell, Holman Freeman, Marvin McEntire, Marshall McEntire and Wade Thomas.

Services for Williamson were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson; a brother, C. L. Williamson, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Jones all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Carroll Flanagan, Johnny McKissack, Pete Moore, Charley Rush, Howard Walker and Marvin McClung.

Rites for Bell were held at Streetman Monday afternoon with burial in the Horn Hill cemetery, southwest of Mexia.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Bell, Streetman; several brothers and other relatives.

The seven deaths within less than an hour lacked only one of equaling the auto fatalities within Navarro County during 1940.

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Ed O. Williamson, Sr.
Jun 14, 1889 - Dec 3, 1952

Ed Williamson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Ed Williamson, 63, oil field worker, who died at his home, Wednesday morning with a heart attack, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, C. L. Williamson; a daughter, Mrs. Earl J. Jones, and a granddaughter, Betty Earl Jones, all of Corsicana; two brothers, R. H. Williamson, Alice, and J. C. Williamson, Palestine; a sister, Mrs. H. B. Ware, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Neil O’Neil, Jack O’Neil, Bobby Kiser, Kenneth Kiser, J. E. Lawhon and Burvin Smith.

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Mayme (Donoho) Williamson
Oct 19, 1894 - Jul 11, 1977

Mrs. Williamson

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ed (Mayme) Williamson, 82, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at her residence.

The Rev. Uriah Stegman and the Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, with burial following at Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Corsicana and a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include a son, C. L. Williamson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Earl J. Jones of Corsicana; a grandson, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, a great-granddaughter, two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Kiser of Corsicana and Mrs. Henry Buchanan of Bryan, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are J. C. Jernigan, Jessie Miller, Jack O’Neal, Neill O’Neal, Robert Kiser, Kenneth Kiser, Johnny Chirafis, and Emery Horvath.

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Daniel Burns Pollock
Mar 9, 1904 - Jan 12, 1959

Daniel Pollock Dies Monday

Daniel B. Pollock, 54, contractor, Route 3, Corsicana, died at his home at an early hour Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Chester Odom, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife and daughter, Wanda Jean Pollock, both of Corsicana; five brothers, Bob and Claude Pollock, both of Corsicana; Aubrey Pollock, Seminole; Henry Pollock, Abilene; and Olie Pollock, Long Beach, Calif., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Everett Smith, M. D. Shook, Troy Cooley, A. N. Brannon, Keith P. Penney, A. J. Gafford and Mack Fuller.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 12, 1959
  • h/o Ida May (Wright) Pollock s/o Daniel P. “Dan” Pollock & Mary Virginia “Jennie” (Anderson) Pollock buried at Oakwood cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

David Merle Findley
Oct 18, 1910 - Jan 18, 1941

SEVEN ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS

SIX DIE IN ONE WRECK; FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Seven young men were killed in two automobile crashes on highways near Corsicana Saturday night shortly after 9 o’clock. One was gravely injured.

Six of the victims were occupants of two automobiles that crashed headon on Highway 75, three miles south of Rice about 9:15 o’clock. The other occurred when an automobile plowed into the rear of a truck on Chambers creek bridge, Highway 31, east of Corsicana.
The dead are:
Ed O. Williamson, 22, Corsicana, oil field worker,
Homer McEntire, 27, Corsicana,
Lee Ward Garvin, 23, Corsicana,
William Gray Horn, 19, farmer, Navarro,
A. R. Marsh, 21, farmer, Navarro,
Edgar Leroy Bell, 22, Streetman,
David Merle Findley, 30, Athens, formerly of Boston, Mass., employee of the Olin Mills Studio, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Condition Critical.
John Kessinger, 28, Corsicana, oil field worker, and former star football player, is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital with several broken ribs, deep cuts about the head and possible internal injuries. Kessinger is the only survivor of the Rice crash. His condition was reported improved Tuesday.

Kessinger is remembered as an all-state center on the 1932 Corsicana Tiger state championship high school football club, and later was a star lineman at the College of Marshall and St. Mary’s University football eleven.

Officers were quoted as saying the Highway 75 crash was heard a considerable distance when the two machines met head-on. A large crowd soon gathered at the side of the collision.

M. R. Reid, state highway patrolman, who with Patrolman Rogers answered the call, stated a Chrysler sedan driven by Ed Williamson was proceeding in a northerly direction. Other occupants of that car were Kessinger, McEntire and Garvin. A Chevrolet sedan, driven by Horn, according to officers, was proceeding in a southerly direction. Bell and Marsh were occupants of the Horn car.

Williamson and McEntire were instantly killed.

Garvin is said to have died a few minutes after reaching the P. and S. Hospital. Horn, Marsh and Bell were pronounced dead by a physician upon their arrival at the hospital.

Garvin’s body was taken to the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home while the others were taken to the Corley Funeral Home. Sunday the Burleson Funeral Home of Wortham, transferred the body of Bell to Streetman and directed the arrangements.

Highway 31 Crash.
Findley, fatally injured in the Highway 31 crash, died en route to the hospital.

Deputy Sheriff George T. Brown, Constable Bill Lee and Deputy Constable Tom Roe answered the call to the Highway 31 wreck and later were joined by Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer. The highway patrolmen were at the first wreck when the second call was received. The Highway 31 crash occurred at 9:35 p.m.

County officers, highway patrolmen and Kaufman county officers Sunday and Monday engaged in an unsuccessful investigation to determine the owner and driver of the truck involved.

Officers were advised the driver stopped in Kerens and authorized a garage to go for the truck and stated he would return Sunday, but shortly before noon, Monday no one had conferred with officers here.

Findley is survived by his wife and infant son of Athens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Findley, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Misses Marcel and Jean Findley, both of Tulsa; and a brother Doug Findley, Oklahoma City.

Funeral services for Findley will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at Athens, where burial will be made.

Double Services.
Double funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock for Marsh and Horn from the Baptist church at Navarro. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice.

Surviving Marsh are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Marsh; a brother, Clois Marsh; a sister, Miss Jerry Marsh, all of Navarro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Marsh were Harry Burleson, Joe Pete Marsh, Thomas Parks, Claudine Allsup, Willie Doolin and Neil Gandy.

Horn is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Horn; a sister, Mrs. Janie Mullinax, and a brother James Elliott Horn, all of Navarro.

Pallbearers for Horn were Ben Horn, Archie Horn, Pat Horn, Jack Horn, Sammy Howard and Hugh Tomlin.

Funeral services for Garvin will be held Tuesday morning at 10 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 of the local parish.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garvin, and a sister, Miss Frances Garvin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Brown, W. A. Lang, Claude Roddy, Lowell Estes, S. D. Goins, Carver Neal Jenkins, Harry David Redden, W. O. McClung and Sydney Marks.

McEntire Funeral.
Rites for McEntire were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl McEntire, 308 South Eighteenth street; a brother, R. B. McEntire, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Jousserand, Ackeman, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Campbell, Billie McDowell, Holman Freeman, Marvin McEntire, Marshall McEntire and Wade Thomas.

Services for Williamson were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson; a brother, C. L. Williamson, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Jones all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Carroll Flanagan, Johnny McKissack, Pete Moore, Charley Rush, Howard Walker and Marvin McClung.

Rites for Bell were held at Streetman Monday afternoon with burial in the Horn Hill cemetery, southwest of Mexia.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Bell, Streetman; several brothers and other relatives.

The seven deaths within less than an hour lacked only one of equaling the auto fatalities within Navarro County during 1940.

Notes:


Edgar Leroy Bell
Apr 29, 1917 - Jan 18, 1941

SEVEN ARE KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENTS ON COUNTY HIGHWAYS

SIX DIE IN ONE WRECK; FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AND MONDAY

Seven young men were killed in two automobile crashes on highways near Corsicana Saturday night shortly after 9 o’clock. One was gravely injured.

Six of the victims were occupants of two automobiles that crashed headon on Highway 75, three miles south of Rice about 9:15 o’clock. The other occurred when an automobile plowed into the rear of a truck on Chambers creek bridge, Highway 31, east of Corsicana.
The dead are:
Ed O. Williamson, 22, Corsicana, oil field worker,
Homer McEntire, 27, Corsicana,
Lee Ward Garvin, 23, Corsicana,
William Gray Horn, 19, farmer, Navarro,
A. R. Marsh, 21, farmer, Navarro,
Edgar Leroy Bell, 22, Streetman,
David Merle Findley, 30, Athens, formerly of Boston, Mass., employee of the Olin Mills Studio, Tuscaloosa, Ala.

Condition Critical.
John Kessinger, 28, Corsicana, oil field worker, and former star football player, is in a critical condition at the P. and S. Hospital with several broken ribs, deep cuts about the head and possible internal injuries. Kessinger is the only survivor of the Rice crash. His condition was reported improved Tuesday.

Kessinger is remembered as an all-state center on the 1932 Corsicana Tiger state championship high school football club, and later was a star lineman at the College of Marshall and St. Mary’s University football eleven.

Officers were quoted as saying the Highway 75 crash was heard a considerable distance when the two machines met head-on. A large crowd soon gathered at the side of the collision.

M. R. Reid, state highway patrolman, who with Patrolman Rogers answered the call, stated a Chrysler sedan driven by Ed Williamson was proceeding in a northerly direction. Other occupants of that car were Kessinger, McEntire and Garvin. A Chevrolet sedan, driven by Horn, according to officers, was proceeding in a southerly direction. Bell and Marsh were occupants of the Horn car.

Williamson and McEntire were instantly killed.

Garvin is said to have died a few minutes after reaching the P. and S. Hospital. Horn, Marsh and Bell were pronounced dead by a physician upon their arrival at the hospital.

Garvin’s body was taken to the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home while the others were taken to the Corley Funeral Home. Sunday the Burleson Funeral Home of Wortham, transferred the body of Bell to Streetman and directed the arrangements.

Highway 31 Crash.
Findley, fatally injured in the Highway 31 crash, died en route to the hospital.

Deputy Sheriff George T. Brown, Constable Bill Lee and Deputy Constable Tom Roe answered the call to the Highway 31 wreck and later were joined by Deputy Sheriff Jeff Spencer. The highway patrolmen were at the first wreck when the second call was received. The Highway 31 crash occurred at 9:35 p.m.

County officers, highway patrolmen and Kaufman county officers Sunday and Monday engaged in an unsuccessful investigation to determine the owner and driver of the truck involved.

Officers were advised the driver stopped in Kerens and authorized a garage to go for the truck and stated he would return Sunday, but shortly before noon, Monday no one had conferred with officers here.

Findley is survived by his wife and infant son of Athens; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Findley, Tulsa, Okla.; two sisters, Misses Marcel and Jean Findley, both of Tulsa; and a brother Doug Findley, Oklahoma City.

Funeral services for Findley will be held at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning at Athens, where burial will be made.

Double Services.
Double funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock for Marsh and Horn from the Baptist church at Navarro. Interment was in the Hopewell cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice.

Surviving Marsh are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Marsh; a brother, Clois Marsh; a sister, Miss Jerry Marsh, all of Navarro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Marsh were Harry Burleson, Joe Pete Marsh, Thomas Parks, Claudine Allsup, Willie Doolin and Neil Gandy.

Horn is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Horn; a sister, Mrs. Janie Mullinax, and a brother James Elliott Horn, all of Navarro.

Pallbearers for Horn were Ben Horn, Archie Horn, Pat Horn, Jack Horn, Sammy Howard and Hugh Tomlin.

Funeral services for Garvin will be held Tuesday morning at 10 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 of the local parish.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Garvin, and a sister, Miss Frances Garvin, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. P. Brown, W. A. Lang, Claude Roddy, Lowell Estes, S. D. Goins, Carver Neal Jenkins, Harry David Redden, W. O. McClung and Sydney Marks.

McEntire Funeral.
Rites for McEntire were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Pearl McEntire, 308 South Eighteenth street; a brother, R. B. McEntire, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. R. A. Jousserand, Ackeman, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Campbell, Billie McDowell, Holman Freeman, Marvin McEntire, Marshall McEntire and Wade Thomas.

Services for Williamson were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Williamson; a brother, C. L. Williamson, and a sister, Mrs. Earl Jones all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Carroll Flanagan, Johnny McKissack, Pete Moore, Charley Rush, Howard Walker and Marvin McClung.

Rites for Bell were held at Streetman Monday afternoon with burial in the Horn Hill cemetery, southwest of Mexia.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edgar Bell, Streetman; several brothers and other relatives.

The seven deaths within less than an hour lacked only one of equaling the auto fatalities within Navarro County during 1940.

Notes:


James Davis Heaton
Jan 17, 1872 - Jul 2, 1949

Ex-Postmaster At Barry Dies; Funeral Sunday

James D. Heaton, aged 77 years, jormer postmaster at Barry, died at Trinidad Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services were held here Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Mankin cemetery near Trinidad. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. B. Pearson, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Trinidad.
The Barry Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers.
Surviving are his wife of Trinidad; a daughter, Mrs. J. P. Quinn, Trinidad; a son, L. C. Heaton, Edinburg; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and mother, Mrs. L. L. Heaton, aged 100 years, Edna, and other relatives.

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Nora Lucinda Goodman
Nov 16, 1872 - Apr 28, 1960

Mrs. Goodman Of Mertens Dies
FROST - April 24 - Mrs. Nora Lucinda Goodman, longtime resident of Mertens, died in a Hillsboro hospital Thursday night of a short illness. Mrs. Goodman was 87 years old.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Brandon Presbyterian church with Rev. Joel May, Fort Worth pastor in charge. He is a former minister at the church. Rev. Phillip Spencer, pastor of the church, will assist. Interment will be in the Milford cemetery.
Mrs. Goodman had lived in the Mertens community for 70 years.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. M. H. Langford, Weatherford, Miss Notie Alice Goodman, Mertens, Mrs. T. F. Stevenson, Great Bend, Kan., and Mrs. S. B. Clark, Lancaster; four sons, S. M. Goodman, Denton, W. B. Goodman, Marysville, Calif., J. W. Goodman, Mertens, and R. L. Goodman, Mexia; 12 grandchildren, 18-great-grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Donald Buie, Leonard Hasten, Bryan McCullum, Joe Hollingsworth, Newton Buie and Kenneth Logan.
McCormick Funeral Services directed.

Notes:


Jay B. Ragan, Pvt.
Jun 1, 1922 - May 11, 1945

Reburial Rites For Pvt. Ragan Held Thursday.
Reburial services for Pvt. Jay B. Ragan, 22, U.S. Army, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Chatfield Methodist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. Rev. W. Vinsant was in charge.
Pvt. Ragan was killed in action on Okinawa, May 11, 1945.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Ragan, Chatfield; five brothers, W. D. Ragan, Roane; D. L. ragan, Dallas; Bueford Ragan, Corsicana; Ray and Bobby Ragan, both of Chatfield; four sisters, Mrs. C. J. Haley, Orange; Mrs. H. I. Gaines, Chatfield; Mrs. Thomas Lucas and Mrs. W. C. Poston, both of Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. N. J. Grimmett, Barry, and other relatives.
Palbearers were Cub Pierce, Ed Ellington, Bud Kelt, Mass Maxwell, Byron Kirby and Chester Goodwin.
Corley Funeral Home directed.

Notes:


J. R. Hinkle
d. Mar 1949

Monday Services For J. R. Hinkle At Clinton, Mo.
Funeral services for J. R. Hinkle, 70, of Corsicana, who died with a heart attack Wednesday at San Andreas, California, are expected to be held Monday at Clinton, Mo., his old home, B. Lynn Sanders, president of the First National Bank here and close personal friend, has been advised. Definite funeral arrangements had not been completed Thursday morning.
Hinkle, a former grand national professional trapshooting champion, had made his home in Corsicana at the Navarro Hotel for a number of years. he retired last year after representing the Hercules Power Company for many years. He was a loaned instructor to the paratroopers during World War II in demonstrating and training paratroopers in quick shotgun shooting.

Notes:


Frankie Thelma (Hale) Hadley
Aug 11, 1900 - Jan 13, 1962

Sunday Rites For Mrs. Hadley
Mrs. Clyde Hadley, native of Dresden and life-long resident there, died at her home in Dresden Saturday. She was 61.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor, Second Avenue Baptist church, officiating. Interment will be in the Dresden cemetery.
Mrs. Hadley was born Aug. 11, 1900 in Dresden.
Surviving, other than her husband of Dresden, are three brothers, D. D. Hale, Barry, H. B. hale, Corsicanaq, and Dick Hale, Blooming Grove, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Nephews will be pallbearers

Notes:


William Noble
d. Jan 1962

William Noble Rites Sunday
Corsicana friends and relatives have been advised of the unexpected death of William Noble, Navarro county native, who expired Friday of a heart attack in Nashville Veteran's hospital. He was 66.
Funeral services will be held Sunday in McMinnville, Tenn., with burial there. The Church of Christ minister will officiate.
Born in Kerens, Nov 18, 1895, Noble resided in Corsicana a number of years before moving to Tennessee about 20 years ago. He was the son of the late William and Geddes Noble of Kerens.
Surviving are his widow and daughter, Geddes Noble, both of Tennessee, and one sister, Mrs. J. D. Hathorn, Corsicana.

Notes:


Kevin Andrew Formby
Jan 13, 1962 - Jan 13, 1962

Graveside Rites Planned Sunday
Kevin Andrew Formby, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Formby, died Saturday morning in Memorial Hospital.
Graveside services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Earl Batey officiating.
Besides the parents, the infant is survived by one brother, Jimmy, one sister, Donna; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. f. Formby, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Bassham, all of Corsicana.

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Eliza Isabel (Ingram) Barnes
Dec 21, 1873 - Jan 13, 1970

Barnes Rites
Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Barry Methodist Chruch for Mr. R. L. Barnes, 96, a resident of Blooming Grove, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Bob Lindsey was to officiate for the services with interment at Dresden Cemetery.
Mrs. Barnes is survived by three sons, three daughters, Six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers included Bill Barnes, Rupert Palmer, George Mitchell, Loel Reed, Glen Bell and Marshall Masengale.

Notes:

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Mrs. Barnes Dies Tuesday

Mrs. R. L. Barnes, 96, a resident of Blooming Grove, died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Barnes was born Dec. 21, 1873 near Athens and moved to Barry in 1891. She was married to Robert L. Barnes in Dec. 1894. He preceded her in death Dec. 28, 1956.

She was a member of the Barry Methodist Church and a charter member of the Barry Missionary Society, joining in 1893.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Barry Methodist Church with Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Revs. Don Hazelwood and Larry Shanks will officiate and interment will be in Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Aubrey of Fort Worth, Kirksey of Barry and Roland of Corpus Christi; three daughters, Mrs. S. H. White of Ethel, Miss., Miss Dorothy M. Barnes of Port Arthur, and Mrs. A. S. Albritton of Groves; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Notes:


Roy "Bob" Collins
Dec 12, 1910 - Jan 14, 1970

Collins Service
Funeral services for Roy (Bob) Collins, 59, who died Wednesday in Dallas, were scheduled for Thursday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Joe Evans officiating. Burial was to be at Hamilton Cemetery.
Collins, a native of Henderson County is survived by his wife of Dallas; a son, Bobby Collins of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. W. J. Armstrong of Tyler; four grandchildren and one great grandchild; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Collins of Corsicana; four brothers, George and Irving of Dallas, Jim of Corsicana, and Sam of California; one sister, Mrs. C. D. Watson, of Dallas.
Pallbearers include Travis Arnett, Neil Donaho, Jack Knowles, H. G. Henson, Douglas Farmer and L. H. Johnson

Notes:


Charles Owen Bryant
Apr 5, 1891 - Jan 12, 1970

Bryant Services
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Charles Bryant who died Monday in Memorial Hospital. the rites were conducted by the Rev. Mickey Loftis with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.
Survivors include two brothers and one sister.
Pallbearers were Robert Owen, Floyd Farmer, Earl Schultz, Ed Blackburn, V. M. Freeze, and Artie Putman.

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Rosario “Sadie” (Pumilia) Graffeo
Feb 15, 1844 - Jun 30, 1942

MRS. SADIE GRAFFEO DIED TUESDAY AT AGE NINETY-EIGHT

Mrs. Sadie Graffeo, aged 98 years, mother of the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo, rector of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Catholic, died at her home, 624 West Collin Street, at noon Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at the Catholic Church and interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. The family requests no flowers be sent.

The deceased had resided in Corsicana for the past 28 years. She was a native of Italy.

Surviving are two sons, Rev. Graffeo, Corsicana and George Graffeo, Fort Worth; and one daughter, Miss Mary Graffeo, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. Sadie Graffeo, above, aged 98 years, died Tuesday noon at her home, 624 West Collin street. Funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The family requests no flowers be sent.

Surviving are two sons, the Very Rev. V. Graffeo. pastor of the church, and George Graffeo. Fort Worth, and a daughter, Miss Mary Graffeo, Corsicana.

A native of Italy, Mrs. Graffeo had resided in Corsicana 28 years.

Solemn High Mass will be celebrated by The Very Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo, pastor of the church, in the presence of The Most Rev. Joseph P. Lynch, D. D., Bishop of Dallas; The Most Rev. Augustine Danglmayr, D. D., Bishop Elect, Dallas; The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph G. O'Donohoe, L. L. D., Fort Worth; The Very Rev. Msgr. J. S. O'Connor, Fort Worth; The Very Rev. Msgr. W. J. Nold, D. D., Dallas, and other visiting clergy.

Pallbearers will be J. L. Collins, T. J. Hickey, Ed Sheehey, Marvin Makoski, Mike Szenasy, John Szenasy, Andy Whitfill and I. G. Whitfill.

Corley is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. SADIE GRAFFEO THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Sadie Graffeo, 98, who died here Tuesday, were held Thursday morning from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, the Very Rev. V. Graffeo, pastor of the church, and George Graffeo, Fort Worth, and a daughter, Miss Mary Graffeo, Corsicana.

A native of Italy, Mrs. Graffeo had resided in Corsicana 28 years.

Solemn High Mass was celebrated by the Very Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo, pastor of the church, in the presence of the Most Rev. Joseph P. Lynch, D. D., Bishop of Dallas; The Most Rev. Augusdine Danglmayr, D. D. Bishop Elect, Dallas; the Rt. Rev. Msgr. Joseph G. O’Donohoe, L.L.D., Fort Worth; the Very Rev. Msgr. J. S. O’Conner, Fort Worth; the Very Rev. Msgr. W. J. Nold, D. D., Dallas, and other visiting clergy.

Pallbearers were J. L. Collins, T. J. Hickey, Ed Shechey, Marvin Makoski, Mike Szenasy, John Szenasy, Andy Witfill and I. G. Whitfill.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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George Graffeo
Jan 13, 1867 - Oct 16, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE GRAFFEO THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for George Graffeo, about 75, who died here Tuesday morning, were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by his brother, the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Holloran, Dallas; Mrs. Catherine Sharp, Casper, Wyo., and Mrs. Sadie Corley, Laurel, Miss.; a son, Joe Graffeo, Dallas; a sister, Miss Marianna Graffeo, Corsicana; a brother, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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RITES PLANNED THURSDAY FOR GEORGE GRAFFEO

Funeral services for George Graffeo, about 75, of Fort Worth, who died at the home of his brother, the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo, Tuesday morning, will be held Thursday morning, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Msgr. Graffeo.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Holloran, Dallas; Mrs. Catherine Sharp, Casper, Wyo.; and Mrs. Sadie Corley, Laurel, Miss.; a son, Joe Graffeo, Dallas; a sister, Miss Marianna Graffeo, Corsicana; a brother, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Frank Borsellino, Joe Borsellino, Donald Borsellino; Joe S. Palmeri, Steve Shaffer, Nick Petta and Joe Petin.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Maryanna Teresa Graffeo
Sep 5, 1874 - Oct 23, 1947

Monday Rites For Maryanna Graffeo

Funeral services for Maryanna Teresa Graffeo, 73, who died Thursday afternoon, will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Monday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Native of Italy, Miss Graffeo had made her home here the past 34 years.

Surviving are her brother, the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Louis Kormos, Gene Kormos, Dan Budai, Emery Budai, Howard Walker, Frank Walker, Jerome H. Winstead and Ted Sullers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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MARYANNA GRAFFEO FUNERAL RITES HELD ON MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Miss Maryanna Teresa Graffeo, 73, who died Thursday afternoon, were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Native of Italy, Miss Graffel had resided in Corsicana for 34 years.

Surviving are a brother, the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffo, pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and several nieces and nephews.

Priests present at the final rites were Monsignor Joseph G. O’Donohoe, St. Patrick’s Church, Fort Worth; Very Rev. Monsignor John Gulezynski, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Dallas; the Revs. Nicholas Bravi, Bryan; John Brady, Waxahachie; Clair McTamney, Ennis; Lawrence DeLafalco, Fort Worth; Joseph Erbrick, Fort Worth; Charles Milholland, Dallas; William McCooey, Dallas, and John Minogue, C.M., Dallas.

Pallbearers were Louis Kormos, Gene Kormos, Dan Budai, Emery Budai, Howard Walker, Frank Walker, Jerome H. Winstead and Ted Sullers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Pablo Tapia, Pvt.
abt 1918 - Jan 13, 1945

Rites Friday For Pvt. Pablo Tapia

Funeral services for Pvt. Pablo Tapia, 29, killed in action in Germany Jan. 13, 1945, will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception here Friday morning at 10 o’clock. The service was changed from Thursday as originally announced. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Esther Tapia, Fort Worth; a brother, J. P. Tapia, Ennis, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Vallejo, Tylor; Mrs. Andrea Perez and Mrs. CConception Garcia, both of Fort Worth.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Vitus Stephen Graffeo, Very Rev. Monsignor
Mar 25, 1879 - Apr 21, 1959

Long Illness Fatal Tuesday To Corsicanan

Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo, 80, pastor emeritus, Church of the Immaculate Conception, died in St. Paul Hospital in Dallas Tuesday at 10 a.m. following an extended illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon but will be held from the church with burial in the Catholic cemetery.

The rites will be under the direction of Bishop Thomas K. Gorman of Dallas, and Bishop Wendelin J. Nold of Galveston. Bishop Nold was an altar boy for Father Graffeo in Fort Worth.

To Lie In State.

The body will lie in state at the church until the funeral hour. All his friends are welcome.

Watching and praying for the deceased will begin at the church Tuesday evening.

Born Vitus Stephen Graffeo, March 24, 1879, in Piana dei Greci, Sicily, he was the youngest of 12 children of Joseph and Rosaria Pumilia Graffeo, and was educated in the Archdiocesan Seminary of Monreale.

Ordained June 9, 1902, he taught in the College of San Rosco in the Archdiocese of Palermo and later did parochial work in his home town.

Coming to Fort Worth, Texas in 1909 to visit a brother, the Italian colony prevailed on him to remain and serve them.

Bishop Dunne, Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas, appointed him assistant at St. Patrick’s church where he remained until 1913 when he was appointed by Bishop Lynch as pastor of the St. John’s Church at Montague.

To Corsicana In 1914.
Father Graffeo was appointed pastor of Corsicana to succeed Father McAuliffe by Bishop Joseph p. Lynch, October 5, 1914, a post he retained until failing health required his giving up the duties as pastor.

In 1927, His Holiness, Pope Pius XI, proclaimed him a papal chamberlain with the title of Very Rev. Monsignor, and in the same year he was made dean of the Dallas district.

Msgr. Graffeo’s mother and sister lived with him here until their deaths. They are buried in Corsicana as is his brother, George, and George’s wife—in the Catholic cemetery.

Father Graffeo celebrated his fiftieth anniversary as a priest October 30, 1952, and 143 guests including more than 60 cleries, attended a luncheon at Kinsloe house which followed a Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving on the occasion of his Golden Sacerdotal (priestly) jubilee in the Church of the Immaculate Conception which he has served so long.

In March, 1953, Msgr. Graffeo was electe4d to be Prothonotary Apostlic, by His Holiness Pope Pius X11, in answer to a petition by the Bishop Gorman, as a tribute to his 50 years in the priesthood.

This placed him as a member of the highest, college of prelates in the Roman Curia and they take precedence over other prelates not bishops.

School Is Dream.
The greatest ambition of the pastor was realized a few years ago when the parochial school was established under the terms and provisions of the will of the late James L. Collins, philantrophist, and member of the local parish.

The dream of a school had been fostered by the pastor for years, Collins died, December 8, 1953, and left the means to build the school on the new church site of 22 acres on Highway 22 in northwest Corsicana, near Memorial hospital, and includes a new church, rectory, school, and convent.

Ground-breaking ceremonies on the site for the new church and school was held January 30, 1955, and Msgr. Graffeo was assisted in the ceremonies by Rev. Robert C. Rehkemper, assistant pastor; W. C. Stroube, Bill Collins and R. L. Wheelock, trustees under the Collins will; the late Mrs. J. F. Stein, president of the Alter Society; and C. B. Harrison, president of the men’s club.

The new plant was dedicated April 29, 1956, with a solemn blessing and a Pontificial Mass celebrated by the Most Rev. Bishop Thomas K. Gorman, DE.D., D.Sc Hist. Bishop of the Diocese of Dallas.

A new addition is under construction for the parochial school at the present time, increasing its facilities.

Father John E. Mitchell, S.T.L. was appointed pastor of the Corsicana church, December 1, 1956, and Msgr. Graffeo became pastor emeritus.

Surviving are several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Services for Msgr. Graffeo

A High Pontifical Requiem (Mass for the Dead) will be offered for Monsignor Vitus Graffeo, 80, pastor emeritus, at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Friday at 10 a.m. Msgr. Graffeo died in St. Paul’s hospital in Dallas Tuesday. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery here.

His Excellency, the Most Rev. Augustine Danglmayr, D. D., L. L. D., titular Bishop of Olba and Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth. Will celebrate the Mass.

The Office of the Dead will be said by the clergy followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:30 a.m. A Priests’ choir will sing the Mass. Msgr. William F. O’Brien, P. A., V. G., pastor of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Dallas, will be the Archpriest. Other officers of the Mass will include Father Robert Rehkemper, Deacon, who was former assistant in the parish, and Father Gerald T. Cooney, who was the first assistant in the new parish.

Msgr. Graffeo was pastor of the Corsicana church 42 years until his retirement December 1, 1956, when Father John E. Mitchell became pastor. He resided at St. Joseph’s Hostel in Dallas until he entered the hospital.

Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. James E. Halloran, Mrs. T. B. Corley and Mrs. D. W. Sharp, and a nephew, Joe V. Graffeo, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

The Rosary will be said at the church Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m. All of his friends are invited to attend the service.

Watching and praying in the church began Tuesday night. Men of the parish will watch during the night hours and women of the parish will take in the day. The Boy Scouts and Camp Fire Girls will watch from 5 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by the Mothers’ Club from 6 to 7 p.m. Youth of the parish will remain in the church from 7 to 9 p.m. and the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine will stay from 9 to 10 p.m., when the men will again take up their watch.

Pallbearers will be priests of the diocese.

Corley will direct.

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Msgr. Graffeo Rites Friday

Final rites for Monsignor V. Graffeo, 80, pastor emeritus of the local Parish, will be held Friday, at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. He died in St. Paul’s Hospital in Dallas Tuesday following an extended illness.

A High Pontifical Requiem (Mass for the Dead) will be held at 10 a.m. with His Excellency, the Most Rev. Augustine Danglmayr, D. D., LLD., Bishop of Olba and Auxiliary Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas-Fort Worth, celebrating the rites.

Others participating in the services will in services will include a priests’ choir to sing the Mass, Msgr. William F. O’Brien, P.A., V.A. of Dallas, will be the Archpriest, Father Robert Rehkemper, Deacon, and Father Gerald T. Cooney, will participate.

The Rosary will be said Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

The body is lying in state at the church.

Pallbearers will be priests of the diocese.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Msgr. Graffeo was pastor of the local church 42 years. He was a native of Italy and was located at Fort Worth and Montague before coming here in 1914.

Corley will direct.

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Betty Jean Cox
Mar 6, 1934 - Feb 28, 1941

LITTLE GIRL DIED IN HOUSTON; BURIAL IN RICE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Betty Jean Cox, seven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cox of Houston, who died there Thursday were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the church conducted the rites.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Nancy Jane (Waddill) Green
Jun 4, 1876 - Jan 25, 1941

MRS. NANCY J. GREEN DIED LATE SATURDAY; FUNERAL ON SUNDAY

Mrs. Nancy Jane Green, aged 64 years, died at her home in Rice late Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Baptist Church in Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, pastor of the church. She had resided in the Rice community for the past forty years.

Surviving are her husband, Rush Green, Rice; a son, Clyde Green, Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Guy Wood, Corsicana, and three grandchildren.

McCammon and Hodge directed funeral arrangements.

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Lemuel Matthew Barrington
Sep 4, 1874 - Feb 24, 1941

L. M. BARRINGTON LONG-TIME RESIDENT RICE, DIED MONDAY

L. M. Barrington, about 66 years of age, long-time resident of Rice, died about noon Monday at his home in Rice. Funeral services will be held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Barrington Rawlins, Waxahachie; a son, Roy Barrington, Rice; two brothers, Clyde Barrington, Overton, and Thad Barrington, Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. Lee Holsey, Tupelo, and Mrs. Will Marshall, Ennis, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are being handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 24, 1941
  • 1st wife Leila Ivey (Nowlin) Barrington married Sep. 1, 1901 2nd wife Maggie Mae (Dukeminer) Barrington married Jun. 10, 1909 s/o Lemuel Butler Barrington and Margaret Geneva (Moseley) Barrington
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
     

Daisy Isabel Harshaw
April 7, 1898 - Jan 11, 1970

Harshaw Rites
Funeral services were held Tuesday at 10:30 at the Royal Lane Baptist Church in Dallas for Mrs. A. B. Harshaw. Graveside rites were held at 1:30 at Oakwood Cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Dr. James Slatton.
Survivors include two daughters, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Corley Funeral Home was in charge of the services.

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Otto W. Wikstrom
Apr 8, 1896 - Jan 12, 1970

Wikstrom Rites
Funeral services were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Chapel for Otto W. Wikstrom who died Monday night in Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife of Corsicana.
The rites were conducted by the Rev. James Dammon with interment in Kerens Cemetery.

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O. W. Wikstrom Dies Monday

Otto W. Wikstrom, 73, died Monday night in Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Griffin Chapel. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. James Dammon, with interment in Kerens Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leila Towns Wikstrom of Corsicana.

Wikstrom was born in Finland and came to the United States as a small boy. He became a naturalized citizen in 1925. He served in the Merchant Marine in both world wars and made his home in Long Beach, California and Houston, Texas until retirement in 1965 when he moved to Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Jack Conger, Billy Coker, Fred Rasmusser, John Wade Braley, Lee Holsey, J. W. McCammon and G. B. Walker, Sr.

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