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Eva Lena (Chambers) Muncy
Jan. 7, 1889 - Aug. 11, 1975

Mrs. Muncy

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Eva Muncy, 86, resident of Amherst, who died Sunday in Amherst.

She was a native of Roswell, Ga., came to Corsicana in the early 1900’s, moved to Dallas in 1942 and was a resident of Amherst the past four years.

Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Clarence Muncy of Amherst; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Jewell Freeman of Bay City, two brothers, Norman Chambers and J. T. Chambers both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 11, 1975
  • w/o Will Muncy married Nov. 9, 1913 d/o James A. Chambers and Martha L (Marlow) Chambers buried at White Church cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Robert E. Appleton
Mar 14, 1869 - Sep 8, 1942

R. E. Appleton of Alma Community Be Buried on Thursday

R. E. Appleton, 73, died at his home near Alma Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held sometime Thursday afternoon at Rice where interment will be made.

Surviving are one brother, W. L. Appleton, Ardmore, Okla., three nieces, one nephew, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is directing arrangements.

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RITES ON THURSDAY FOR R. E. APPLETON BURIAL AT RICE

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church of Rice for R. E. Appleton, 73, who died Tuesday at his home near Alma.

Rites were conducted by Rev. R. E. McCullum, pastor of the Oak Grove Methodist church. Interment was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are one brother, W. L. Appleton, Ardmore, Okla., three nieces, one nephew, and other relatives.

Sutherland - McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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William Lorenie Pope
Dec 24, 1861 - Jan 13, 1942

W. L. POPE BURIED AT RICE WEDNESDAY; DIED IN ATHENS

Funeral service for W. L. Pope, age 82, long-time resident of Navarro county who died at Athens January 13 were held from the Baptist church at Rice at 2:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Rice cemetery.

Mr. Pope came to Texas from Alabama in 1892 and settled near the State Home. He resided in Navarro county approximately 38 years, was a member of the Baptist church and the Woodmen of the World lodge.

He is survived by three children, George W. Pope, Sr., Corsicana; Mrs. B. J. Hair, Wichita Falls; Mrs. W. L. Parrish, Quannah; two brothers, Sam and Tom Pope, Alabama; one sister, Mrs. Nathe Wilson; Athens; twenty three grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, J. C. Ray, T. A. Wafer, Robert Wilson, W. L. Parrish, Jr., and George Pope, Jr.

The rites were conducted by the Rev. Edwin Ray of Tehuacana.

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Rodger Frost "Rod" Bartlett, Sr.
Feb 7, 1886 - Nov 10, 1942

ROD F. BARTLETT, RICE MAYOR, DIED TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Rod F. Bartlett, 56, Mayor of Rice and a long-time resident of that community, died at his home there Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family resident at Rice. Interment will be in the Rice cemetery.

Rites will be conducted by the Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist Church of Corsicana; and Rev. C. O. Hightower, pastor of the Rice Methodist Church.

The deceased was well-known in political and social circles of the county, having served as mayor of Rice for a considerable time. He was a member of the Rice Methodist Church.

Following the organization of Civilian Defense units throughout the county, Bartlett accepted the leadership for that section and has been closely associated with Chief Warden W. E. McKinney in that work. He was also head of the Boy Scout work for that community.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Bartlett, Rice; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Dillworth, Jacksonville, Fla., one son, Captain R. F. Bartlett, Jr., U. S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky; three brothers, B. C. Bartlett, W. D. Bartlett, and H. C. Bartlett, all of Rice; three sisters, Mrs. R. C. Norwood, Ennis; and Mrs. W. S. Parker and Mrs. W. R. Smith, both of Rice.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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RITES THURSDAY FOR R. F. BARTLETT, LONG MAYOR OF RICE

Funeral services were held at Rice Thursday afternoon for Rodger Frost Bartlett, 56, Mayor of Rice, who died at his home there Tuesday afternoon, following an illness of several weeks.

A native of that community, he had long been active in political, social and religious circles, and at the time of his death was head of the civilian defense organization in that section.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the Central Methodist church of Corsicana; and Rev. C. O. Hightower, pastor of the Rice Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

The deceased was operator of the Rice Warehouse and Cotton Yard Co. He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist church there.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Anna Bartlett, Rice; one daughter, Mrs. Walter Dillworth, Jacksonville, Fla., one son, Captain R. F. Bartlett, Jr., U. S. Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky; three brothers; B. C. Bartlett, W. D. Bartlett, and H. C. Bartlett, all of Rice, three sisters, Mrs. R. C. Norwood, Ennis; and Mrs. W. S. Parker and Mrs. W. R. Smith, both of Rice.

Pallbearers were J. A. Reynolds, Dallas; B. R. Reynolds, Dallas; John Sloan, J. K. Bradley, S. S. Swafford and W. C. Mahaley.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Anna Pauline (Fortson) Bartlett
Aug 26, 1886 - Sep 30, 1972

Mrs. Bartlett

RICE—Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Rice Methodist Church for Mrs. R. F. Bartlett, 85, of Rice who died Saturday in a Dallas hospital.

Rev. John Basham and Rev. Glenn Jones will officiate, and burial will be in the Rice cemetery. Services are under the direction of Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

She was a native of Rice.

Survivors include a son, R. F. Bartlett Jr., of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Dillworth of Dallas; and four grandchildren.

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Benjamin Clopton Bartlett
Jul 8, 1874 - Dec 12, 1947

BENJ. C. BARTLETT FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY

Benjamin C. Bartlett, aged 74 years, died at his home in Rice early Friday morning. He had been in ill health for some time.

Native of Chatfield, Bartlett had resided at Rice for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; two sons, J. M. Bartlett, Spring Hill, La., and Ben C. Bartlett, Jr., Shamrock; four daughters, Mrs. S. C. Bell, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Aylward, Mrs. Dan Morgan and Mrs. C. Q. Butcher, all of Dallas; two brothers, Bill and Hiram Bartlett both or Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Walter Smith, Mrs. Mary Parker and Mrs. Jess Norwood, all of Rice; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Rice Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist Church in Corsicana.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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SATURDAY SERVICES FOR B. C. BARTLETT ARE HELD AT RICE

Funeral services for Benjamin C. Bartlett, 74, Navarro county, native who died early Friday at his home in Rice, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Rice Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church of Corsicana. He was born in Chatfield.

Surviving are his wife, Rice: two sons, J. M. Bartlett, Spring Hill, La., and Ben C. Bartlett, Jr., Shamrock; four daughters, Mrs. S. C. Bell, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Aylward, Mrs. Dan Morgan, and Mrs. C. Q. Butcher, all of Dallas; two brothers, Bill and Hiram Bartlett, both of Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Parker, Mrs. Walter Smith and Mrs. Jess Norwood, all of Rice; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. T. Allen, S. B. South, J. K. Bradley, G. R. Mahaley, Ira Cardwell and A. D. Ellis.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Hiram Callaway Bartlett
Nov 29, 1880 - Jul 3, 1951

Hiram Bartlett Rites Thursday

Hiram Bartlett, 70, retired banker and stockman, died at his Rice residence late Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from his home Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe conducting. Masons will be in charge of graveside rites in the Rice cemetery.

Bartlett is survived by his wife of Rice; a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Barton of Rice; a brother, W. D. Bartlett of Rice; two sisters, Mrs. R. C. Norwood of Dallas and Mrs. W. R. Smith of Rice, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Jesse Marshall Bartlett
May 13, 1903 - Dec 29, 1963

Hold Services J. M. Bartlett

Funeral services for J. M. Bartlett, 60, formerly of Rice, who died in a VA hospital in Shreveport Sunday, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. N. H. Kupferle, Jr., pastor ot the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Minnie Bartlett, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Steve C. Bell, Corsicana; Mrs. Dan Morgan, Mrs. Carl Boucher and Mrs. Joe Aylward, all of Dallas; a brother, B. C. Bartlett, Andrews; a daughter, Mrs. Don Norell, Pensacola, Fla.; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. K. Bradley, J. C. Barton, J. N. Wear, W. M. Harper, Phil Aylward and E. D. Ellis.

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James A. Chambers
Aug 1, 1858 - Aug 17, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. A. CHAMBERS ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for James A. Chambers, 84, long-time resident of the Drane community, who died there Monday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was in the White Grove cemetery at Blooming Grove.

He is survived by three sons, Dirlon Chambers, Elbert, Texas; Turner Chambers, Kerens, and Norman Chambers, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Will Muncey, Dallas; Mrs. C. K. Atkinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. E. A. Freeman, Bay City; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; one brother, G. H. Chambers, Chicago.

Pallbearers were J. L. Baker, J. M. Tatum, Frank Brown, S. S. Baggett, J. H. McDonald and Henry Allison.

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Walter Neal Hamilton, Jr.
Nov 19, 1920 - Nov 6, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR NEAL HAMILTON

Funeral services for Neal Hamilton, aged 19 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Hamilton of Whites’s Chapel, who died early Wednesday afternoon, were held from the family home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister of Rice, and Rev. L. W. Shivers, Methodist minister of Tehuacana.

Surviving are the parents and three sisters, Mrs. Frank Merrell, Dallas, and Misses Edith and Martha Hamilton, both of Whites’s Chapel, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, Jr., Garland Gray, Melvin Rich, George Pope, Jr., Billie Basham, and Charles Hamilton. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral home directed the arrangements.

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Neva Gale (Poole) Hamilton
Jul 4, 1891 - Jun 5, 1954

Tuesday Services For Mrs. Hamilton

Funeral services for Mrs. Walter N. Hamilton, 62, who died at the family home in the Whites’s Chapel community Sunday morning, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor.

A native of Lincoln County, Ark., Mrs. Hamilton came to Corsicana at the age of eight years and was reared in the home of an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Sam B. Jordan, now of Texas City.

Mrs. Hamilton attended a meeting of the Eastern Star Saturday evening, but complained of not felling well.

Surviving are her husband of White’s Chapel; three daughters, Mrs. Maurice Pollock and Mrs. Frank Merrell, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Paul Conn, Troup; eight grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Percy Nowell, Corsicana; a brother, O. B. Pool, Lubbock; foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, Texas City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. C. Johnson, Artis Drain, Clarence Pevehouse, Frank McCuiston, Jack Megarity, Eugene Caskey, Robert Lee and Murry Basham.

McCammon directed.

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Claude Thomas Thompson, Cpl.
Apr 28, 1921 - Jul 1, 1942

C. T. THOMPSON, SOLDIER, BE BURIED BLACK HILLS SUNDAY

Funeral services for Corporal Claude Thomas Thompson, 21, formerly of Corsicana, who was killed Wednesday, afternoon at Camp Polk, La., will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Rights will be conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, Baptist minister. Interment will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

Thompson was killed when a tank in which he was riding went through a bridge.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Thompson of Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Allen of San Antonio, and Mrs. Delmer Eaves of Corsicana, and a number of aunts and uncles.

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FUNERAL RITES FOR SOLDIER HELD HERE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral rites for Corporal Claude Thompson 21, were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the
Black Hills cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Clyde Griffin, Baptist minister.

Corporal Thompson was fatally injured Wednesday when a tank in which he was riding near Camp Polk, La., plunged through a bridge.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Thompson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. W. H. Allen, San Antonio, and Mrs. Dolmer Eaves, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

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Elmer Carruthers Stone
Oct 1, 1879 - Jul 4, 1942

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR E. C. STONE OF NAVARRO COMMUNITY

Funeral rites for E. C. Stone, aged 73 years, who died at his home in the Navarro community, Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland - McCammon Chapel with burial in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. He had resided in the Navarro community for the past 30 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tincy V. Stone; five sons, J. G. Stone, Lata; E. M. Stone, Longview; Ed, Lee and Melton Stone, all of Angus; two daughters, Misses Dollie B. and Martha Stone both of Angus; three sisters, Mrs. Everett Farmer and Mrs. Holloway Farmer, both of Corsicana, and four grandchildren.

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Arnold Edward Shaw
Apr 9, 1907 - Sep 29, 1942

RITES ON WEDNESDAY FOR ARNOLD V. SHAW BURIED BLACK HILLS

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Chapel of the Corley Funeral Home for Arnold V. Shaw, 35, native Corsicanan, who died Tuesday morning at San Angelo.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist Church, and interment was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Corsicana; three brothers, John Shaw, Camp Walters; William Shaw and Claude Shaw, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Pike, Corsicana; and Mrs. Gladys Beeman, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Cecil Moore, C. A. Livingston, Earl Beeman, Morris Pike, Pete Harwell, and Laycer Jones.

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ARNOLD V. SHAW, CORSICANA NATIVE, DIED SAN ANGELO

Arnold V. Shaw, 35, of Corsicana died in a hospital at San Angelo early Tuesday morning. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Shaw is a native Corsicanan. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Corsicana; three brothers, John Shaw, Camp Walters; William Shaw and Claude Shaw, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Pike, Corsicana; and Mrs. Gladys Deeman, Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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George Henry Peacock, Sr.
Nov 14, 1885 - May 1, 1948

George H. Peacock Died Here Today

George Henry Peacock, aged 62 years, native of Crockett, died at the family residence, 2012 West Fourteenth avenue, Saturday afternoon at 12:45 o’clock. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Beard and Irene Peacock, both of Houston; Mrs. Violet Carrington, Corsicana; and Mrs. Mollie Griffin, Dallas; two sons, Robert H. Peacock and George Peacock, Jr., both of Corsicana; two brothers, K. P. Peacock, Trinidad, and E. A. Peacock, Henderson, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR G. H. PEACOCK

Funeral services for George Henry Peacock, aged 62 years, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the North Side Baptist Church. Native Texan, Peacock died at the family residence, 2012 West Fourteenth avenue, Saturday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Margaret Beard and Miss Irene Peacock, both of Houston; Mrs. Violet Carrington, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mollie Griffin, Dallas; sons, Robert H. Peacock and George Peacock, Jr., both of Corsicana; two brothers, K. P. Peacock, Trinidad, and E. A. Peacock, Henderson.

Pallbearers were Edward Peacock, Royce Peacock, Albert Peacock, William Tucker, Roy A. Gordon and Sterling Gordon.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Wilton Oscar McDonald
Sep 26, 1868 - Mar 30, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. O. M’DONALD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Wilton O. McDonald, aged 73 years, well-known and familiar blind figure here, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday morning, are scheduled from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Finis Hodge, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roy Justice, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. E. Mondell, El Paso; a sister, Mrs. Lottie Henderson, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Cap Curington, Sadie Ransom, Burley Fullerton, L. E. Dugger, A. V. Parker and Robert Justice.

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Margaret Frances Elizabeth “Fannie” (Martin) Posey-McDonald
abt 1872 - Oct 12, 1919


DIED IN WICHITA FALLS.

Resident of Corsicana For Many Years Passes Away.

Mrs. Fannie McDonald, who was a resident of this city for many years died in Wichita Falls Sunday. The deceased is survived by three children as follows: J. W. Posey and Mrs. Ena Carl, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mattie Justice of Wichita Falls. The remains will arrive in Corsicana tomorrow at noon on the H. & T.C. and will be buried at the Hamilton cemetery at an hour that is as yet undecided. Mrs. McDonald had been living in Wichita Falls for the past three years.

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Funeral Took Place This Afternoon

The remains of the late Mrs. Fannie McDonald, who died in Wichita Falls Sunday afternoon, were buried in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o'clock, with Rev. Chas. Oberschnidt officiating.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 15, 1919
  • 1st husband George J. “Lonnie” Posey married Apr. 13, 1887 2nd husband Wilton Oscar McDonald d/o James Nathaniel Martin and Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Westbrook) Martin buried in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lee Ward Garvin
Sep 13, 1914 - 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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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING LEE WARD GARVIN

Funeral services for Lee Ward Garvin, 26, an auto crash victim Saturday night near Rice, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the immaculate Conception. Burial was in the
Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

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

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

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Sam DeGeorgio
Mar 13, 1898 - Jan 31, 1941

SAM DEGEORGE DIED FROM HEART ATTACK ON FRIDAY NIGHT

Sam DeGeorge, aged 42, merchant, died at his home, 541 West Collin street, Friday night. Death was ascribed to a heart attack. He was the proprietor of the Stop and Shop Store on West Seventh avenue.

Funeral services are planned for Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, with requiem Mass from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

De George was a native of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Ben DeGeorge, both of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Tony Rufo, Corsicana; two brothers, Tony and Nick DeGeorge, both of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. Sam Lobello, Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 1, 1941
  • h/o Rosie Lee (Palmeri) DeGeorgio married Nov. 4, 1924 s/o Ben DeGeorgio and Ida (Lobello) DeGeorgio-Rufo (Ida is buried in Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Francisco Carrizales
Jan 29, 1941 - Mar 3, 1941

Rites For Baby Tuesday Afternoon Catholic Church

Funeral services for Francisco Carrizales, month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Carrizales, who died on South Twelfth street Monday afternoon, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are the parents, four brothers, a sister and grandparents.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Bernabe Regalado
Jun 10, 1887 - Dec 6, 1941

BERNABE REGALADO DIED ON SATURDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

Bernabe Regalado, aged 54 years, died at his home, four miles north of Corsicana, Saturday afternoon.

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

Surviving are four sons, Pete Regalado, Rice; Cruse Regalado, U. S. Army, Philippine Islands; Frank Regalado, Dallas, and Dan Regalado, California, and a sister, Mrs. Guadalupe Rodrigres, Mes.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Paul Garcia
Jul 22, 1926 - Feb 12, 1945

PAUL GARCIA DIED IN DALLAS MONDAY; RITES IN CORSICANA

Funeral services for Paul Garcia, 18, who died Monday in Dallas, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Catholic church with Rt. Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo conducting the rites. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Laus Garcia, Dallas; three brothers, Martin, A. B. and Daniel Garcia, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Juanita Rodriquez, Mrs. Domingo Rangel; Mrws. Sally Acosta and Perseto Garcia, all of Corsicana.

Sutherland –McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Lula Ida (Posey) Sherrill
Jun 1, 1871 - Mar 29, 1941

PROMINENT PIONEER KERENS WOMAN WAS BURIED ON MONDAY

KERENS, April 2.—(Spl.)—The First Baptist church in Kerens was filled to overflowing, both with floral offerings and sorrowing relatives and friends of the Sherrill family on Monday, March 31 at 2 p.m., when practically the entire city paused to pay tribute to the memory of Mrs. Lula Sherrill, aged 69, 4429 Purdue, Dallas, who passed away Saturday afternoon after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Sherrill was the daughter of Adrain and Rachel Ellen Posey, pioneer residents of Kerens, and had spent her entire life here up to some 12 months past, when she purchased the home in Dallas in order to be with her daughter, Dorothy, of that city.

Unusually active, interested in all that went on about her, she was recognized as a civic leader; had served as a member of the Kerens board of education, the Kerens library board, and was a past president of the Pioneer Literary club.

Her church affiliations included membership from an early age in the First Baptist church, where for many years she taught classes, held office in the Baptist Training Union, served as a president of the Woman’s Missionary Union.

She was married to Charles W. Sherrill of Kerens in 1895, who preceded her in death some 22 years. Survivors include three daughters, Miss Dorothy Sherrill, Dallas; Mrs. Louis T. Tighe, Houston; Mrs. Henry G. Askew; three sons, Charles W. Sherrill and Knox W. Sherrill, Dallas; David W. Sherrill, Levelland; one stepson, Owen W. Sherrill, Georgetown; 11 grandchildren, and one sister, Mrs. Nettie Seale, Kerens.

Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. R. Alton Reed of Parks City Baptist church, Dallas, assisted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart and Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastors of the Presbyterian and Baptist churches, Kerens. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery under the direction of the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home.

Active Pallbearers were Howell Brister, Luther Westbrook, Cliff Coates, Ama Bain, R. P. Walker, of Kerens, and Finis L. Seale of Corsicana. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Among the many present for the rites from out of town were: Harold B. Sanders, Taylor Armstrong, John Green Ervin Brandt, Mrs. C. A. McLarty, Joe McLarty, George McLarty, Arthie McLarty, Mrs. Wayne Williams, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Garitty, Mr. and Mrs. Will Maddox, Mrs. Walter Fendley, Mrs. Hargie Lipscomb, Miss Sarah Sherrill, Mrs. Charles Sherrill, Mrs. Knox Sherrill, all of Dallas; Mrs. F. J. Lindsey, Mrs. Finis L. Seale, Mrs. J. V. Noble, Corsicana; Mrs. Kay Caytor, Temple; Henry W. Askew, Gary Askew, Annette Askew, Tyler; Louis T. Tighe, Charles T. Tighe, Thomas Tighe, Houston, and Mrs. David Sherrill, Levelland.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Wednesday, April 2, 1941
  • w/o Charles Warren “Charley” Sherrill married Aug. 28, 1895 buried in Jimmerson cemetery d/o Adren Ford Posey and Rachel Ellen (Knox) Posey
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Elmer W. “Buck” Smith
Jun 3, 1874 - May 4, 1941

E. W. SMITH DIED AT KERENS SUNDAY; BURIAL ON MONDAY

KERENS, May 6.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Monday at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian church for E. W. (Buck) Smith who passed away at his home here Sunday afternoon after a prolonged illness. Mr. Smith, who would have been 66 years old next month, was born south of Kerens, but moved with his family to Tehuacana at an early age, and obtained his schooling at old Trinity University, which was located there at that time.

He had made his home in Kerens since reaching maturity, and after the death of his wife many years ago, had made a home for his sister, Mrs. Minnie Young, and her daughters, Miss Adelaide Young and Mrs. Robert Campbell.

He was actively engaged at farming until his last illness.

Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Red, Wortham; Mrs. Stella Weedin, and Mrs. Minnie Young, Kerens, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was an elder in the Presbyterian church, had been a teacher in the Sunday school, and a past choir director. Services were conducted by Rev. Joe N. Everheart, pastor of the church, with interment in the Kerens cemetery, under the direction of the Stockton funeral home.

Pallbearers were A. R. Carroll, Russell Carroll, Lacy Garrett, Eddie Smith, John D. Weedin and Robert Campbell.

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Joshua “Josh” Duncan
Jul 12, 1908 - Sep 2, 1963

Kerens Official Dies Monday Of Heart Attack

KERENS, Sept. 2 (Spl.)—Josh Duncan, 55, Kerens city councilman and singing convention official, died of a heart attack at his home early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church, of which he was a steward, with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, Hico, former pastor, and Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of graveside services.

Native of Austin, Duncan was a famer and carpenter. He was president of the Kerens Singers and a past president of the Navarro County Singing convention. He was a past worthy patron of Kerens OES and a Mason. He formerly was Sunday School superintendent and teacher. He had resided in Kerens 20 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jennie Duncan, and mother-in-law, Mrs. Clara Banks, both of Kerens; four brothers, Neil and Clyde Duncan, both of Altus, Okla., and Will and Don Duncan, both of Paris; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Stagle, Paris, and Mrs. Nan Hardin, Phoenix, Ariz. And other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lester Jones, Dock Fields, Dwain Crawford, Elvin Howell, Joe Wilson, W. L. Bain, Jr.; Olin Castle, Ray Tanner, Alvin Barnett, Dr. G. H. Sanders, Wallace Tanner, Sandy Auld, Bert Inmon and Kenneth Sessions.

Inmon directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 2, 1963
  • h/o Virginia “Jennie” (Crowley) Duncan (daughter of Clara Mae (Tarkington) Crowley-Banks s/o Ithama Neal Duncan and Josephine Evelyn (Nicholson) Duncan
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Susanna “Anna” (Harrison) Arnett
abt 1878 - Apr 23, 1942

Kerens Woman Died In Hillsboro on Thursday Afternoon

KERENS, April 25.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held at the P. N. Stockton Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Friday for Mrs. Bob Arnett, 64, who passed away at the home of a brother, Bud Harrison in Hillsboro Thursday afternoon.

Deceased, the wife of the Late R. F. Arnett, was born in Alabama, but had spent the greater part of her life in this vicinity, having been in Hillsboro during her last illness only.

Survivors include the brother, Bud Harrison and one sister, Mrs. Campbell, Powell.

Services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Harrison, pastor of the First Baptist church, with interment in the Kerens cemetery.

Pallbearers were, Weyman Price, W. L. Bain, Jr., P. N. Stockton, Ernest Gray, Clifford Thompson.

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Leila (McClung) Davis
Jan 28, 1882 - Jul 7, 1942

Kerens Woman Was Buried Wednesday

KERENS, July 11.—Funeral rites for Mrs. Leila McClung Davis, 54, who died Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon with burial in the Kerens cemetery. She was a native of this community.

Surviving are her father, four brothers, John, Ed, Andrew and Jess McClung, and a sister, Mrs. G. M. Chapman, all of Kerens.

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John Anthony Davis
Dec 26, 1874 - Dec 25, 1947

John A. Davis Of Kerens Succumbs

KERENS, Dec. 27.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for John A. Davis, age 73, were held Friday afternoon at the Stockton Funeral Chapel at 2 p.m. with Dr. Elmer Page conducting the rites. Mr. Davis, who had been ill for a long time, died at 3:30 Thursday afternoon at the Kerens Hotel where he had made his home for several years.

Mr. Davis was born at Center, Texas, Dec. 26, 1874, and moved to Kerens some 40 years ago. He was married in 1907 to Miss Leila McClung who died July 7, 1942. He was a member of the Methodist church for many years and up until a few years ago was engaged in farming north of Kerens.

Surviving are three brothers, J. S. Davis, O. N. Davis and Tom Davis, all of Malakoff; two sisters, Mrs. L. G. Grayson of Dallas and Miss Pearl Davis of Malakoff, and several nieces and nephews.

Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery with Walter Parker, John Arnett, Tom Peters, Chester Kyser, Earl McClung and Andrew McClung acting as pallbearers and Stockton Funeral home in charge of arrangements.

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Homer Dudley McEntire
Sep 16, 1911 - 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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Frances Miranda (McEntire) Thomas
Oct 31, 1884 - Nov 1, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. R. THOMAS AT DRANE THURSDAY

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon from the Baptist church of Drane for Mrs. J. R. Thomas, 58, who died at the Navarro Clinic here Wednesday afternoon.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church of Corsicana. Interment was in the Campbell cemetery.

The deceased was a resident of the Rice community.

Surviving are her husband of Rice; four sons, Wade Thomas of Jester; Aubrey Thomas, Gilbert Thomas and J. R. Thomas, Jr., all of Rice; four daughters, Mrs. T. J. Blissett, Corsicana; Mrs. Bernice Ainsworth, Roane; Mrs. Dill Woodward, Corsicana, and Mrs. Johnny Matthews, Dallas; two brothers, Allen McEntire, Drane, and Terrell McEntire, Olney; father, H. T. McEntire, Drane, and four sisters, Mrs. R. R. McDowell, Drane; Mrs. Myrtle Freeman, Emhouse; Mrs. Jennie Campbell, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Bob Gorman, Houston.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Henry Thomas McEntire
Jun 24, 1851 - Dec 24, 1942

H. T. M’ENTIRE, DRANE PIONEER, DIED THURSDAY

H. T. McEntire, age 91 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. B. McDowell in the Drane community Thursday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Drane Baptist church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Revs. G. H. Vaughn and Jack Bell will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery.

A native of Georgia, Mr. McEntire came to Texas when he was only 4 months old and had resided in the Drane community 43 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. McDowell, Mrs. Jim Freeman, Emhouse; Mrs. R. C. Gorman, Boone; Mrs. M. L. Campbell, Ft. Sumter, New Mexico; two sons, T. T. McEntire, Drane; W. A. McEntire, Olney; 30 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR H. T. M’ENTIRE WERE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for H. T. McEntire, age 91 years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. B. McDowell in the Drane community Thursday morning, were held from the Drane Baptist church, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Revs. G. H. Vaughn and Jack Bell. Burial was in the
Campbell cemetery.

A native of Georgia, Mr. McEntire came to Texas when he was only 4 months old and had resided in the Drane community 43 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. McDowell, Mrs. Jim Freeman, Emhouse; Mrs. R. C. Gorman, Boone; Mrs. M. L. Campbell, Ft. Sumpter, New Mexico; two sons, T. T. McEntire, Drane; W. A. McEntire, Olney; 39 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Duard Cosmo Rea, Jr.
Dec 27, 1942 - Dec 28, 1942

Infant Died Local Hospital Monday; Burial Tuesday

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Rea died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic here Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Rea, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Moore, Frost.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Harris Goldberg Massey
Nov 15, 1888 - Nov 21, 1942

HARRIS MASSEY OF KERENS DIED HERE SATURDAY MORNING

Harris Massey, age 54 years, died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning. Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Kerens Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.
[see notes]

Mr. Massey had lived in the Kerens community all his life.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

P. N. Stockton at Kerens had charge of the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 21, 1942
  • (Obit says Kerens cemetery, death certificate says Kerens - wife’s death certificate says Oak Grove)
  • h/o Mattie Eula (Moore) Massey married Jul. 11, 1909; s/o John Montgomery Massey & Mary Cartine (Guest) Massey
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mattie Eula (Moore) Massey
Aug 10, 1891 - Oct 21, 1955

Mrs. Massey Dies Friday; Rites Are Planned Saturday

KERENS, Oct. 21, (Spl.)—Mrs. Mattie Eula Massey, 64, a resident of Kerens for most of her life died at Memorial Hospital, Corsicana, early Friday.

She was a native of Navarro county, and a member of the Baptist church.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Kerens, with Rev. Frank Gillham conducting. Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.

Mrs. Massey is survived by two sons, Olan Massey of Dallas and A. B. Massey of Kerens; two daughters, Mrs. Joseph H. Joiner, Dallas, and Mrs. T. E. Ward, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Kate Morrison, Kerens; three brothers, Freeman Moore, Kerens; C. Moore, Roane; and Ben Moore, Dallas; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Sheppard, Johnnie Mills, Ben R. Cherry, C. R. Sessions, Allen Paul, R. H. Hilliard, W. L. Bain Jr., and Wilbur Black.

Inmon Funeral Home, Kerens will direct.

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William Brinston "Willie" Clark
Jul 21, 1874 - Dec 31, 1942

WILLIAM B. CLARK DIED THURSDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

William B. Clark, aged 68 years, long-time resident of the Dresden community, died at 1409 West Tenth avenue Thursday morning at 7 o’clock. He had resided in Corsicana for only a few weeks.

Funeral services will be held at Dresden Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Mr. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; three sons, four daughters, a brother and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service is in charge.

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Infant Twin Sons Burks
B & D Jul. 23, 1942

Rites at Dresden For Infant Twin Sons Of Roane Couple

Funeral rites for the infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Burks, Jr., of Roane, who died Thursday afternoon at the Navarro Clinic, were held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at Dresden where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, and grandparents, C. L. Burks, Roane, and Mrs. C. S. Johnston, Barry.

Corley directed.

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Clinton Allan Hallmark
May 1, 1928 - Jun 9, 1942
 

CLINTON ALLAN HALLMARK

IN LOVING MEMORY
Of a very popular Corsicana boy, Clinton Allan Hallmark, who drowned in Lake Johnson, near Lawton, Okla., June 9, while he and his younger brother, Harvey Leon, were visiting their father, H. C. Hallmark of Lawton Okla.

He was a grandson of Alexander Melton, who passed on to his great reward 13 years ago.

Young Hallmark was 14 years old. He made friends with all he met, and to know him was to love him, Clinton Allan, was the idol of his grandmother’s heart, Mrs. Alice Melton, who stood behind him in all his music and singing. The Hallmark boys were loved by many unseen friends, who listened to them sing over the air. They sang many times over KAND, and also with the Stamps Quartet in Dallas.

Clinton Allan was a very talented young musician, who played the standard guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Mandolin, banjo and piano. All his talent he gave unto the glory of God. The Hallmark boys were always called on and noted for their singing and playing in every church they visited.

He was the joy and pride of his home, because of his obedience and love in every way. This world would be a better place to live if we had more boys like him today.

Funeral services were held at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Rev. Mr. Smith of Central Methodist church read some Scripture. Mrs. J. L. Guthrie of Hillsboro, a cousin of the deceased sang, “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere.” Rev. D. R. Harmond’s three children sang “I’ll Meet You By the River.: Rev. D. R. Harmond, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, Hubbard, preached the funeral.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Ruth Bunch, step-father, Cecil Bunch, one brother, Harvey Leon Hallmark; grandmother, Mrs. Alice Melton; an uncle, Marvin Melton; Vaughan Melton’s daughter, formerly known as Rosie Marie Palmer, all of Corsicana; an uncle, Hubert Melton, Washington, D. C.; father, H. C. Hallmark, Lawton, Okla.; great-aunt, Mrs. A. J. Turk, Hillsboro, and many other relatives and friends.

There is a lonely guitar hanging on the wall in its old familiar place, never to be played again by the one we love so well. He now is playing in the angel choir band, on streets of pure gold in the heavenly land.

Let us all strive to meet him and hear him sing and play in that land of one eternal day.

Written by two friends who loved him, Mrs. Annie Douglas and Miss Mary E. Hamel.

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Corsicana Youth Was Drowned Near Lawton

LAWTON, Okla., June 10.—(AP)—Clinton Allan Hallmark, Corsicana, Texas, drowned yesterday in Lake Jed Johnson 15 miles northwest of here while swimming with a group of boys from Lawton.

Boy Scouts from a nearby encampment assisted Paul Calaway, city councilman and scoutmaster, in recovering the body from 15 feet of water. Artificial respiration was administered 90 minutes.

Hallmark’s father, Harvey C. Hallmark, is employed in Lawton but his home is at Corsicana. The youth and his brother, Harvey Leon Hallmark, were visiting their father.

Funeral services for Hallmark will be held Thursday afternoon at the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church with interment in Dresden cemetery.

Survivors include his father and brother; his mother, Mrs. A. C. Bunch, Corsicana; grandmother, Mrs. Alex Melton, Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Corley is directing.

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Funeral Services For Drowned Youth Held on Thursday

Funeral services for Clinton Allen Hallmark, aged 14 years, was drowned Tuesday in a lake about 15 miles from Lawton, Okla., were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

The youth was drowned while a group of boys were swimming in the lake. Boy Scouts from a nearby encampment rescued the body from 15 feet of water and administered artificial respiration for an hour and a half. He was visiting his father, Harvey C. Hallmark of Corsicana, who is employed at Lawton. He was a student in junior high school here.

Surviving are his father, mother, Mrs. A. C. Bunch; brother, Harvey Leon Hallmark; grandmother, Mrs. Alex Melton, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Lula Blanche (Sparks) Dotson
Mar 10, 1871 - Nov 1, 1942

MRS. BLANCHE DOTSON DIED WICHITA FALLS; BURIED HERE MONDAY

Mrs. Blanche Dotson, 71, the former Miss Blanche Sparks of this city, died Sunday at her home at Wichita Falls.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery, Rev. Robert F. Bristol, minister of the First Christian church here, conducted the rites.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Mollie Sparks; two brothers, Percy Sparks, Wichita Falls, and H. T. Sparks, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Etta Allen, California.

Pallbearers were john Sloan, Edgar Blackburn, William McLauchlin, Ernest Newman, Claud Crowley.

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John January Haden
Jan 30, 1895 - Jul 21, 1942

WAR VETERAN DIED MUSKOGEE HOSPITAL BURIAL AT DRESDEN

JOHN J. HADEN PASSED AWAY SATURDAY; RITES HELD HERE

John J. Haden, aged 46 years, died in a veteran’s hospital in Muskogee, Okla., Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the First Christian church here Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Robert F. Bristol, minister of the church. He was the son of the late C. A. Haden of Corsicana.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Kate H. Haden, Corsicana; a brother, Joel H. Haden, Oklahoma City; five sisters, Miss Clem Haden, Corsicana; Miss Mary Haden, Los Angeles; Mrs. T. S. Hooser, Frost; Miss Kathryn Haden, Fort Woth; and Mrs. A. T. Vandiver, Burleson.

Pallbearers were James Taylor, Jan Taylor, Oakley Love, Fred Wilson, Cecil Foster, Haden Taylor and Dr. H. B. Love.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Mr. Haden was a veteran of World War I.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral home directed arrangements.

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Joseph Alfred “Joe” Watson
Nov 3, 1889 - Aug 17, 1942

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR J. A. WATSON; BURIAL BLACK HILLS

Funeral services for Joe A. Watson, 52, Callas, former resident of Navarro county, were held Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Interment was in the Black Hills cemetery. Rev. R. J. Fletcher conducted the rites.

Watson died in the Parkland Hospital at Dallas Tuesday morning. He had resided there for the past several years.

Survivors are his wife, two sons, Durwood Watson, Dallas, and Arlin Watson, with the U. S. armed forces; three brothers, Charles Watson, Blooming Grove; Will Watson, Pinkston; George Watson, Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. John Nolen, Corsicana; Mrs. T. H. Powell, Roane; Mrs. F. Reed, Barry; Mrs. G. F. Gay, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Infant son Tinker
B & D Nov. 15, 1942

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR LITTLE SON OF THE CLAUDE WHITES

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wylie Tinker who died Sunday morning at the Navarro Clinic. Burial was in Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are the parents of Houston, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Tinker, Corsicana, and grandfather, G. G. Poarch, Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Jack McDonald
Oct 10, 1916 - Oct 10, 1942

JACK M’DONALD FORMER SOLDIER, DIED SATURDAY

Jack McDonald, aged 26 years, former soldier, died in the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning.

Funeral rites are planned from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Black Hills cemetery, but the time has not been decided pending word from relatives. He was discharged from the army about the first of this year. The services will be conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his father, A. M. McDonald, Corsicana; two brothers, Bob McDonald, U. S. Army, Massachusetts, and Buster McDonald, U. S. Navy, Washington; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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RITES WEDNESDAY FOR JACK M’DONALD WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Jack McDonald, aged 26 years, former soldier, who died Saturday at the P. and S. Hospital, will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery. Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, will be in charge of the rites.

McDonald received a medical discharge from the U. S. army several months ago.

Surviving are his father, A. M. McDonald, Corsicana; two brothers, Bob McDonald, U. S. army, Massachusetts, and Buster McDonald, U. S. navy, stationed at Washington; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Jones, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Billy Brown
Oct 25, 1918 - Feb 19, 1943

Funeral Services Planned Saturday

Billy Brown, aged about 25 years, died Thursday night at San Angelo and funeral services will probably be held Saturday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment will be in Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Brown, who is the daughter of Mrs. J. M. Beckham of Black Hills; several brothers and sisters at Lubbock and other relatives.

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Rites Saturday For Billy Brown

Funeral services for Billy Brown, age 24 years, who died at San Angelo Thursday night, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Jack Goff officiate. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Evelyn Beckham Brown, San Angelo; several brothers and sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. M. Conner, Charles Beckham, Claud Breithaupt, Will Poarch, Grady Poarch and Paul B. Walker.

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Lola May (Tatum) Beckham
Dec 6, 1892 - July 31, 1976

Mrs. Beckham

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lola M. Beckham, 83, resident of Waco for the past 18 years and native of Navarro County, who died Saturday morning at Hillcrest Hospital in Waco.

The Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will follow at Black Hills cemetery. She was born in Navarro and was a housewife.

Survivors include two sons, Charles Beckham of Houston; and H. C. Beckham of Dolores, Colo.; three daughters, Mrs. B. M. Conner of Waco, Mrs. Earl A. Schmidt of Arlington Heights, Ill. And Mrs. Dale Alexander of Waco; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, four sisters, Miss Katy Leonard, Mrs. Emily DeYoung, and Mrs. Janie Mayo all of Dallas and Mrs. Hattie West of Tulsa, Okla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Millard Donald "Don" Lake
June 17, 1929 - Nov 22, 2013

Don Lake, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. He was born June 17, 1929, in Shreveport, La. He grew up and went to school in Corsicana, graduating from Corsicana High School in 1946. He went two years to North Texas Agricultural College, now UT Arlington; then, a year at Navarro, before enlisting in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict. During those five years he served as a First Lieutenant in the 318th Fighter Squadron, Air Defense Command at various bases all over the U.S. including 13 months at Thule Greenland.

While stationed in Greenville, Miss., he met his wife, Beverley Sprott, of Leland, Miss. They married in 1954 and returned to Corsicana in 1955 for Don to continue his lifelong love of his trucking business, Lake Trucking, in which he was partner with his father and later owner.

Don came to know the Lord as his Savior when he was 12 years old and was an active member of First Baptist Church serving as a deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Millard and Jean Lake.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverley; their two children, Mark Lake of Pristina Kosovo, and Kim L Siegenthaler and her husband, David, of Columbia, Mo. He is also survived by his two brothers, Dale Lake and his wife, Irmgard, of Sedona, Ariz.; and Dick Lake and his wife, Ann, of Albuquerque, N.M.; and four nieces and one nephew.

Visitation with the family was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services were held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery with Dr. Danny Reeves officiating. Pallbearers were Don Paschal, Don Tekell, Ted Klock, Ed Formby, Johnny Ross and Howard Coley, and Mr. Lake’s Sunday School Class from First Baptist Church.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at First Baptist Church with Dr. Danny Reeves and Bro. B.F. Risinger, Jr.
officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Foreign Missions, First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Dr. James Doyle Carroll
Nov 21, 1924 - Nov 24, 2013

James Doyle Carroll, D.V.M., 89, passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013 in Corsicana. He was born at home in Barry on Nov. 21, 1924 to James W. and Blanche E. Carroll.

Dr. J.D., as he was known to friends, colleagues and patrons of Carroll and Harper Animal Hospital, graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1941 where he was captain of the football team and salutatorian of his graduating class. He enrolled at Texas A&M University at age 16, but his education was interrupted by World War II. He entered the United States Army in 1943 and served as a corporal in France in the 79th Infantry Division. He was part of the D-Day invasion, landing on Utah Beach. In September 1944, he was captured by the German Army and imprisoned as a P.O.W. Upon his liberation, he resumed his education at Texas A&M and earned his degree in veterinary medicine in 1952 with honors. He was a member of Phi Zeta Veterinary Medical Honor Society.

Veterinary school classmate Dr. John Harper and Dr. J.D. came to Corsicana in 1952 to work with Dr. M. Smotherman. When Dr. Smotherman died suddenly two years later, Carroll and Harper Animal Hospital was born. Dr. J.D.’s brother, Dr. Ray Dean Carroll, joined the pair in 1957.  Dr. J.D. practiced large animal veterinary medicine in Navarro County and surrounding counties for 56 years before retiring in 2008. Dr. J.D. preferred working on horses, but he impacted the cattle industry worldwide with his recognition of neonatal isoerythrolysis, a severe type of anemic condition caused by different blood types of the sire and dam. He was able to isolate the cause as a faulty anaplasmosis vaccine, saving the lives of innumerable cattle.

Dr. J.D. also served as an auction barn veterinarian for over 50 years and was the first veterinarian to initiate aging and pregnancy testing at the sale barn, a practice that swept through the cattle industry and revolutionized the cattle auction process forever. He was an early participant in C-section deliveries, cosmetic dehornings, and many other procedures that are commonplace today.

Dr. J.D.’s work included making emergency calls to farms and ranches, caring for entire herds of cattle and every kind of animal health issue, from mass poisonings to vaccinating elk.

Dr. J.D. received the Outstanding Veterinary Student Award at Texas A&M, the Outstanding Blooming Grove Ex-Student Award and Farmer of the Year Award from the Navarro County Youth Expo. He served on many boards and in numerous civic capacities and held memberships in the American Veterinary Medical Society, American Veterinarian Theriogenology, Texas A&M Former Students Association, The 12th Man Association, and Navarro County A&M Club. He was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church for 60 years where he served in numerous leadership positions.

On Jan. 31, 1947, the second anniversary of his liberation from prison camp, he married the former Maxine Louise Sunkel in Tulare, Calif. They enjoyed 59 years of marriage before she predeceased him in 2007.

Dr. J.D. is survived by his three daughters, “the three C’s,” Carla Carroll Thomas, Candace Carroll Grady and Courtney Corinne Carroll, his sons-in-law Dr. Robert Thomas and Douglas S. Grady, all of Dallas, his grandson Zachary W. Thomas and wife Dr. Sarah Y. Thomas of Houston, his sister Frances Holdeman of Kennedale, brothers Dr. Ray Dean and Rudy Carroll and sisters-in-law Lula Carroll and Billie Carroll, all of Corsicana, sister-in-law Carol S. Auslen of La Quinta, Calif. and many nieces and nephews from Texas, California and Nevada.

His death in the comfort of his own home would not have been possible without the compassionate care and delicious cooking given him by his faithful companions, the Amazing Angels. Angela Kurney Steward, Joyce Irvin, Ricky Steward, Joy Johnson, Robin Barbee, Jalessa Kurney, Quintin Irvin and Jasmine Kurney gave him their unconditional love. These women and men were more than care givers and nurses; to Dr. J.D., they were family and he loved them. His family is forever grateful for their presence in his life. The family would also like to thank Rev. William Kurney for his ministry to their father and Family First Hospice for the assistance provided to Dr. J.D. and the Amazing Angels in his final days.

Services and entombment will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers are Dr. John Harper, Dr. James Dodson, Dr. Ricky Rogers, Dr. Darryl Kennard, John Taylor, Billy Steele, Ronald Elmore and all the farmers and ranchers who were long-time patrons of his veterinary practice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Dr. J. D. Carroll Youth Exposition Award at Community National Bank and Trust, 321 North 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110, Family First Hospice 109 S.W. Main Street Ennis, Texas 75119 or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jay Marvin Wolens
Sep 22, 1925 - Jul 22, 2013

Jay Marvin Wolens, 87, died at home unexpectedly on July 22, 2013 in Grapevine, Texas, after suffering a heart attack. Jay was born in Corsicana, Texas, on Sept. 22, 1925, the oldest child of Max and Florence Wolens.

Jay was an accomplished pianist from a young age, playing classical selections at numerous community events in his hometown beginning when he was 10 years old. His love of music stayed with him always, and his children remember him playing classical music throughout the house when they were growing up; he always owned a piano and played frequently.
After graduating from Corsicana High School in 1942, Jay enrolled at Texas A&M University, where he excelled in mathematics, which he taught his senior year at A&M. In June 1944, Jay and 10 others from Navarro County were inducted into the United States Navy; Jay passed the rigorous classification examination commonly called the “Eddy Test,”
qualifying him for training as an electronics maintenance technician.
His naval expertise was electronics and radar.

Upon graduation from Texas A&M, Jay began working for his family’s Texas retail chain, the K.Wolens Department Stores. The stores, which eventually numbered over 50 in small towns around the state, were founded in 1898 by Jay’s grandfather Kalman Wolens. “Mr. K,” as he was fondly known, had immigrated to Corsicana from Poland, via Chicago, with his wife Ida, three young sons and one daughter; his first venture was selling eyeglasses on the streets of Corsicana. After borrowing money from a local Jewish family, Kalman opened a small clothing store, which all of his sons, including Jay’s father Max, eventually helped expand.
The civically prominent Wolens family helped build two of Corsicana’s three synagogues – one in 1917, when there were 200 Jews living in Corsicana, and its replacement in 1957 after the Jewish population had doubled.

Jay joined the family business after his college graduation, became involved in the Corsicana civic and business community, and in 1948 married Maliette Landau, whose family had escaped Europe at the beginning of World War II, eventually settling in Mexico City. Jay and Maliette raised three sons in Corsicana, where Jay worked as a Vice-President of K. Wolens until the stores were sold in 1975 and where he served as President of the Corsicana Lions Club from 1958 to 1960. In 1980, Jay purchased a lucite furniture and gifts manufacturing company, Morgan Plastics, Inc. in Dallas, where the family had moved in 1968 so the boys could attend St. Mark’s School of Texas. Jay sold Morgan Plastics in 2004 and retired to Grapevine.

Jay is survived by his three sons: Steven Wolens and his wife Laura Miller of Dallas; Gary Wolens of London; and Keenan Wolens and his wife Orna of Los Angeles. Jay’s surviving 11 grandchildren include Alex, Lily and Max of Dallas; Frederic, Ariella, Zachary and Jared of London; and Alana, Ethan, Sophia and Raquel of Los Angeles. Jay is also survived by his sister Charlotte Wolens Schuman and his second wife Kathleen Johnson Wolens.

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Chaston C. Roston Jr.
abt 1931 - Dec 1, 2013

Chaston C. Roston Jr., 82, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 in Mexia. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. A.E. Smith, pastor, officiating. In lieu of flowers, make all donations to Providence Hospice, Mexia.

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Raymond Earl Carlin
June 20, 1940 - Dec 3, 2013

Raymond Earl Carlin, 73, of Corsicana lost his battle with cancer after several years Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born June 20, 1940 in Dallas, Texas to T.J. Carlin and Delores Pettit Carlin.

He was a member of the St. John's Episcopal Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and coached girls softball for 15 years. He also played Pro-Am baseball, football and was a Golden Gloves boxer. He was a avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents, T.J. and Delores Carlin and brother, Ricky Carlin.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Carlin; four children, Rayanne Trimble and husband Keith; Kim Payne and husband Mike, Rusty Carlin, and Stephanie Rivera and husband David; one brother, Tom Carlin; 10 grandchildren, Heather Rangel, Cristen Kelley, Tiffany Nevil, Brandon McRae, Taryn Carlin, Justin Carlin, Morgan Carlin, Shelby Carlin, Gaby Marr and husband Andrew and David Garrett Rivera; four great-grandchildren; three nephews and one niece.

Memorial Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec, 5, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Father Ed Monk and Father Charles Keen.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Lucy Mae Washington
Aug 12, 1930 - Nov 7, 2013

It is with sorrow that Lucy Mae Washington died on Nov. 7, 2013, at her home in Dallas, Texas. She was 83-years-old.

Lucy was the fifth of six children and the only girl born to the late Isiah and Hattie Washington of Corsicana. She graduated in 1948 from the former Jackson High School in Corsicana and she received a bachelor’s degree from Prairie View University in 1953 majoring in music.  Subsequently, she earned a Master’s degree from Prairie View. Music, especially piano, was her life-long passion.

A love for music inspired her to enter the teaching profession where she taught for more than 40 years. She spent a major part of her teaching career in the Waxahachie and Dallas School Systems before retiring from the Dallas School System a number of years ago. Earlier in her career she taught in Georgia and Mississippi.

Lucy Mae is survived by her two brothers, Alvin Washington of San Diego, Calif., and Clark Washington of Missouri City, Texas. She is also survived by her nieces, nephews, and cousins of the Washingtons and the larger White-Moore family.

A memorial service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home 6449 University Hills Blvd., Dallas.

Arrangements by Evergreen Memorial Funeral Home, Dallas.

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Carolyn Janelle Ferguson
abt 1940 - Nov 23, 2013

Carolyn Janelle Ferguson, 73, of Purdon passed away Sunday, Nov. 23, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Memorial Service will be 3 p.m.  Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 810 Sillman Rd., Purdon, Texas. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Jimma "Der" Eugene (Gregory) Traweek
June 10, 1916 - Nov 30, 2013

Mrs. Jimma “Der” Eugene Traweek, 97, of Richland went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Christian Care Center in Mesquite.  She was born June 10, 1916 in Richland to Robert H. and Mary Alice Hill Gregory.

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  • w/o Melvin Traweek; d/o Robert H. Gregory & Mary Alice (Hill) Gregory
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
     

Larry Dale McBride
Apr 5, 1952 - Dec 2, 2013

Larry Dale McBride, 61 of Kerens, passed away Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Visitation is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec.
5, 2013, at the Kerens First Baptist Church with the Rev. Wes Johnson and Terry Jetton officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

Mr. McBride was an Industrial Maintenance Technician with the Tarrant County Water District.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward Ray McBride and Jessie Mae Gilbert McBride; stepfather, John Jetton and one grandson, Roderick Dale McBride.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Wanda Miller McBride of Kerens; two sons, Jerry McBride and Christopher McBride both of Kerens; three grandchildren, Tyson Lane McBride, Haley Glenn McBride and Chesney Leigh'Ann McBride all of Kerens; three brothers, Phillip McBride of Terrell, Jeffrey Jetton of Houston and Terry Jetton of Frisco.

Paschal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 3, 2013
  • h/o Wanda (Miller) McBride; s/o Edward Ray McBride & Jessie Mae (Gilbert) McBride
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Beth (Page) Roberts
Nov 11, 1922 - Nov 26, 2013

Mrs. Beth Roberts, 91, of Corsicana passed away peacefully with her loving caregivers at her side on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Nov. 11, 1922 in Silver City, Texas to Robert John Page, Sr. and Mary Emma Farmer Page.

Beth attended Hill College for two years before moving to Washington D.C. to work in the ordinance department where she developed her love of travel. Upon the death of her brother, Robert John Page, Jr., she returned to Corsicana where she met and married Fred Theo Roberts on April 24, 1948. She worked as an executive secretary for various businesses and banks before she joined her business partner, best friend and sister, Gene McDonald in the McDonald – Roberts Real Estate business. Beth always had flowers blooming in her garden year round and she made it her mission to take flowers to people in the hospitals, nursing homes or people who just needed a little joy in their life. She had a full and wonderful life filled with her successful real estate business and worldwide travels with her family. She loved her family dearly and was an active member in the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Robert John Page, Jr. and sister, Gene Page McDonald.

Beth is survived by her children; Karen Beal and husband, Spencer of Midland, son, Alan Roberts and wife Bickie of Mabank, and son John Roberts and wife, Antoinette of Dallas, her grandchildren: Spence Beal and wife, Alyssa; Rebecca McClure and husband, Christopher; Kimberly Beal and fiancé’ Meyers Fryback; Jeffrey Alan Roberts and wife, Cassandra; Page Maughan and husband, Zach; Lauren Shafer and husband, Luke; David Roberts and wife, Kally; Jane Roberts and Rosalynn Ly. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren; Ashley Beal, Autumn Roberts, Chisos Roberts, Felix Roberts, Theo Roberts, Madeline Roberts and Layden Shafer. Beth is also survived by Ron and Becky Farmer, who Beth referred to as her “own children.”

The family wishes to recognize Mrs. Roberts’ caregivers, Shameki Robinson, Bobbie Walker, Annette Bartee, and Pat Watkins for all the love and kindness they showed to Beth in her final years, and Geri Owen for her help as Beth’s personal assistant over the years. These ladies were a true Godsend to the Roberts family.

Graveside services are scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Rev. Eston Williams officiating. A reception following the service will be held in the Jackson Parlor at First United Methodist.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to FUMC Stained Glass Window Fund at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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Billie Joe Crocker
Apr 23, 1930 - Nov 23, 2013

Billie Joe Crocker, resident of Alvarado and formerly of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013 at the age of 83. He was born on Wednesday, April 23, 1930 in Navarro County to Elijah and Ruby Crocker.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette.

He married Bettie Sue Wilson on Nov. 25, 1954 and worked as a mechanic for most of his life and for Navarro County driving trucks. Billie was a quiet man who was very content with his life. He loved to spend time outdoors, hating being trapped inside. He had a love for hunting and fishing and using his bird dogs. He served his country in the United States Army always keeping the stories of his service to himself.

He is preceded in death by his parents, son; Kenneth Crocker and brothers; Pat Crocker, Clifton Crocker and Alton Crocker.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Bettie Sue Crocker of Alvarado; daughter Kathy Herrera and husband Larry of Alvarado; grandchildren Kevin Horn and wife Michele of Cleburne, Jennifer Hanna and husband Joey of Mildred and Stephanie Crocker of Denton; and six great-grandchildren Abigail Horn, Shawn Horn, Chase Horn, Rusty Hanna, Lilly Hanna and Josie Hanna. He is also survived by one sister, Janie Melton of Cedar Hill, and a number of other family members.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society,
8900 John W. Carpenter FWY, Dallas, Texas 75247 / www.cancer.org or Alzheimer's Association, PO Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 / www.alz.org.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bettie Sue (Wilson) Crocker
Apr 4, 1937 - Nov 27, 2013

Bettie Sue Wilson Crocker, resident of Alvarado and formerly of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, 2013, at the age of 76.

She was born on Sunday, April 4, 1937, in Dawson, to Jeff Wilson and Erma Adams Wilson. Bettie was a housewife taking care of her family and at times babysitting children in her home.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Billie Joe Crocker, on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013; her son, Kenneth Crocker; her parents, Jeff and Erma Wilson, and a brother, Roy McCauley.

Survivors include her daughter, Kathy Herrera and husband Larry of Alvarado; grandchildren, Kevin Horn and wife Michele of Cleburne, Jennifer Hanna and husband Joey of Mildred, and Stephanie Crocker of Denton; and six great grandchildren, Abigail Horn, Shawn Horn, Chase Horn, Rusty Hanna, Lilly Hanna and Josie Hanna.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Prairie Point Cemetery in Bazette, where she and her husband will be laid to rest together.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 8900 John W. Carpenter Fwy., Dallas, Texas 75247, or at www.cancer.org.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Joyce (McMullan) Bowden-Kyles
Jan 10, 1924 - Dec 4, 2013

Mrs. Joyce McMullan Bowden Kyles, 89, of Conroe passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 in Conroe. She was born Jan. 10, 1924 in Tupelo to the late Thomas Clark McMullan and Mary Anna McCord McMullan.

She was preceded in death by husband, W.M. (Bill) Bowden, Jr.; second husband, Sherman Charles Kyles; and brothers, Robert McMullan and Charles Dewey McMullan.

She is survived by her two loving daughters, Mary Ann Cluxton and husband Paul of Willis and Barbara Bowden Day of Conroe; six grandchildren, Holly Cluxton Williams and husband John, Todd Cluxton and wife Courtney, Benjamin Day and wife Tasia, Casey Cluxton Georgi, Janica Day Boles and husband Matthew, and Brandon Day and wife Keri; 10 great-grandchildren, Macaylie Georgi age 10, Parker Boles age 9, Reiss Williams age 7, Doran Georgi age 8, Hayden Cluxton age 8, Easton Georgi age 6, Bailey Boles age 5, Karli Day age 3, Adleigh Day age 2, and Teagan Cluxton nine months; and a sister, Marjorie Roberts of Waco.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Due to weather conditions there will be a private interment.

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Raymond Joseph Romain
Oct 27, 1931 - Nov 27, 2013

Raymond Joseph Romain passed away at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village on Wednesday evening, Nov. 27, 2013, at the age of 82.

He was born in Mowata, La. on Oct. 27, 1931, to Adam Romain and Bertha Bellard Romain.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jimmy Romain; and son, Michael Ferguson.

Survivors include his wife, Suzanne Romain of Corsicana; children, Raymona, Kathy, Gilda, Rebecca and David; grandson, B. J. Forns; and a number of other grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters, Gurdy and Sally; and a brother, Lee Adam Romain.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating.  Interment will follow the service at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael West, B.J. Forns, R. J. Sassin, Jonathan Sweeney, Len Cranford, Jacob Williams, Joseph Williams, Joshua Sweeney and Chris Garland

Arrangements under the direction of Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Allen Greer
July 16, 1946 - Nov 25, 2013

James Allen Greer, 67, of Spring, Texas passed away on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.

He was born July 16, 1946 in Corsicana to Roy and Minnie Greer.

James had many interests and hobbies during his life, including remote control modeling, playing guitar, and collecting gemstones and minerals. In spite of many health issues, he was always upbeat and lived life to the fullest.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Shirley Ralston Greer of Spring; his son, Christopher Russell Greer of Spring; his daughter, Jessica Greer Griffin and her husband, Bennie of Conroe; grandson Devvon; granddaughters, McKayla, McKenna, McKinnly; sister Peggy Greer Holly and husband, Everett Holley; Mother-in-law, Barbara Ralston as well as numerous nieces , nephews, and extended family.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Alfred May "Bill" Grimmett
Aug 6, 1926 - Nov 30, 2013

Alfred M. (Bill) Grimmett, World War II veteran, retired Shell Oil Refinery employee and long-time Pasadena resident, died unexpectedly at his home in Pasadena Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013. He was 87.

He entered the Navy immediately after graduating from Barry High School in Navarro County, where he was active in basketball and club and school functions. Mr. Grimmett was a combat veteran of World War II, serving aboard the U.S. Navy Carrier FDR. He remained in the Naval Reserve for several years after the war. Following his military service, the native of Navarro County enrolled in Texas A & M University. Following college, he began his long-time service with the Shell Oil plant in Pasadena.
After retirement, he was active in Pasadena city government and served as a Civil Service Commissioner for the Pasadena Police Department for several years. He also served two terms as a Harris County Grand Jury member.

Mr. Grimmett was born Aug. 6, 1926, on a farm near Barry in Navarro County to the late James Davis (Jim) and Grace Hux Grimmett. He married his first wife, Pauline, in 1954. She died following a massive heart attack in 1962. Mr. Grimmett remarried in 1966 to the late Josephine Atkinson Grimmett, who died in 2003. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Eugene D. Grimmett, Salem, Ky.; James W. (Jimmy) Grimmett and Henry A. Grimmett, both of San Antonio and one sister, Mrs. Helen Sanders, also of San Antonio.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Letha Tanner, of San Antonio, and one brother, Richard C. Grimmett, of Austin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Grand View Funeral Home.

Graveside Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale Ave in Houston.

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Camille Joseph Piazza
Jan 11, 1927 - Nov 25, 2013

Mr. Camille Joseph Piazza, 86, of Rice passed away on Monday, Nov. 25,
2013 at his residence. He was born in Port Arthur on Jan. 11, 1927 to Joseph and Frances Piazza.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

Mr. Piazza is survived by his daughter, Janis Hendrick and husband Wayne of Rice; his grandchildren, Michael Wayne Hendrick, Christopher Joseph Hendrick and wife, Christina and Jonathan Eric Hendrick and wife, Jamie.
He is also survived by his great-grandchildren; Camilla Darlene Hendrick, Logan Paul Hendrick, Austin Joseph Hendrick, James Eric Hendrick, and Janessa Elayne Hendrick. Mr. Piazza is also survived by his brother, Jack Piazza of Beaumont and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel followed immediately by funeral services at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Piazza will be buried Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 at Antioch Cemetery in Buna, Texas.

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Roy Alfred Samsel
Apr 14, 1933 - Nov 25, 2013

Roy Alfred Samsel, 80, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.  He was born to Alfred and Angelia Samsel in Kennedy, Texas.

Mr. Samsel had a love for animals and was very involved in Save the Animals.

He is preceded in death by wife Ozella Samsel, son Michael Samsel, two grandchildren Talia Kormos and Adrian Hernandez, and his parents.

He is survived by children, Cynthia Kaye Kormos and husband Joey of Corsicana, Sandra Lee Marchakitus and husband Edward of Harveys Lake, Penn., Tina Lynn Hernandez of Corsicana; step-son Stanley Sierakowski and wife Bonnie of San Angleo; sisters Carrie Sain of Alice, Velma Hrametz of Katy; grandchildren Shae Kormos, Sloan Kormos, Danica Fosko, Lee Culver, Taylor Culver, Michael Samsel, Chad Samsel, Heather Samsel, Hannah Samsel, Amanda McGraw, Tara Manuere, Brison Manuere, Telsa Manuere, Amber Hernandez, Joshua Sierakowski; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Pallbearers will be Shae Kormos, Sloan Kormos, Joey Kormos, Lee Culver, Brison Manuere, and Edward Marchakitus.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joseph Warren "Jody" York
Mar 15, 1930 - Nov 26, 2013

Joseph “Jody” York, 83, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born March 15, 1930 in Purdon to George and Gwendolyn York. He worked in construction as a machine operator.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, his five brothers and one sister.

He is survived by his son Ray York and wife Rosie, daughter Patricia Sykes and husband Ricky, 10 grandchildren: Danielle Garrett, Sheila Smith, Devin Garrett, Joey York, Jason York, Brendon York, Quintin York, Gary Sykes, James Dozier, Preston Dozier; 25 great-grandchildren; his brother Bobby York, his sister Doris Carpenter, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 with Mr. Preston Dozier officiating.
Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Devin Garrett, Joey York, Jason York, Brandon York, Quintin York, Gary Sykes, James Dozier, Preston Dozier.
Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

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David Newkirk “Dave” Green
Apr 25, 1875 - Nov 15, 1942

LONG-TIME RICE RESIDENT BURIED THERE ON MONDAY

Funeral services for D. N. Green, who died Sunday afternoon at his home in Rice, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Baptist church in Rice. Rev. R. J. Fletcher conducted the rites and burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Mr. Green had been a resident of Rice for many years and was well known in that section.

Surviving are his wife and the following children, Mrs. Fred Lackey, Rice; E. B. Green, Farmer; Mrs. C. F. Newman, Farmer; Virgil D. Green, Rankin; Woodrow Green, Smithville; Mrs. Esther Dukeminier, Rice; Vernon R. Green, Gladewater; and Mrs. Bertha Barnes, Rice; two brothers, Robert Green, Crowder, Okla.; John Green, Elk City, Oklahoma, a sister and several grandchildren also survive.

Sutherland McCammon directed the arrangements.

Pallbearers were Johnny Patterson, Reid Phillip, Jim Franks, Jim Lee, Roy Pyle, and Wade Lackey.

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Lanora "Docia" (Emmert) Appleton
Jun 22, 1875 - Jan 8, 1942

RICE WOMAN WAS BURIED THERE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. R. E. Appleton, aged 67 years, who died at her home in Rice Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Methodist church in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. D. R. McCauley, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister.

Surviving are her husband, a sister, Mrs. W. P. Roan, Commerce; five brothers, Everett Emmert, Ennis; Harry, Albert, Earl and Jake Emmert, all of Rice, and several nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Leonard Sains, Lonnie Williams, Byron Kirby, J. K. Bradley, Dooley Ware and Jep Edens.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Sallie (Hunt) Edney
Sep 28, 1858 - Jun 14, 1943

AGED RICE WOMAN WAS BURIED THERE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Edney, 86, a resident of Rice for the last 37 years, were held at the Rice cemetery at 3 o’clock Monday, where interment was made. She died at the family residence last Sunday night.

Surviving are one brother, Henry Hunt, Cleburne; nine grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Rev. C. O. Hightower, pastor of the Rice Methodist church, conducted the rites, and Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Ben Rayes
Feb. 23, 1942 - Apr. 1, 1942

Rites on Thursday For Baby That Died Here on Wednesday

Funeral services for Ben Rayes, aged one month and eight days, son of Mr. and Mrs. Raphel Rayes, who died on South Twelfth street Wednesday, were held Thursday morning at 9 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Survivors are the parents and several brothers and sisters.

Corley Funeral Home was in charge.

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Mary Catherine (Hogan) Hosack
abt 1870 - Jul 26, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HOSACK TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. F. B. Hosack, 72, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Wellington, Texas, were held Tuesday morning from the Church of the Immaculate Conception at 9 o’clock. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo of the local parish.

Mrs. Hosack had been ill for many months. She had been in Wellington since shortly after the death of her late husband, well-known retired railroad man, April 4.

Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. F. F. Hodkin, Dallas; Mrs. Charles B. Jones, Wellington and Miss Mary Hosack, Corsicana; three sons, F. R. Hosack, St. Louis; C. G. Hosack, Corpus Christi; and A. P. Hosack, Canal Zone; 14 grandchildren, and a brother, P. J. Hosack, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Forest Hodkin, C. O. Curington, C. H. Williams, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. N. Garitty, F. C. Paul, T. J. Hickey and Charles Gamer.

Corley directed.

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MRS. F. B. HOSACK DIED AT WELLINGTON ON SUNDAY NIGHT

Mrs. F. B. Hosack, aged 72 years, long-time resident of Corsicana died at Wellington, Texas, Sunday night after a lingering illness.

Funeral rites are planned Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the
Catholic cemetery. The services will be conducted by Monsignor V. Greffeo of the local parish.

Her late husband, F. B. (Dad) Hosack, retired railroad employee died here April 4, this year, and Mrs. Hosack a short time later went to Wellington.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. F. E. Hodkin, Dallas; Mrs. Charles B. Jones, Wellington, and Miss Mary Hosack, Corsicana; three sons, F. R. Hosack, St. Louis; C. G. Hosack, Corpus Christi, and A. P. Hosack, Canal Zone, Panama; 14 grandchildren and a brother, P. J. Hogan, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Forest Hodkin, C. O. Curington, C. H. Williams, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. N. Garitty, F. C. Paul, T. J. Hickey and Charles Gamer.

Corley is directing.

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Gavino Garcia
Feb 10, 1877 - Nov 17, 1942

RITES ON THURSDAY AT CATHOLIC CHURCH FOR GAVINO GARCIA

Funeral services for Gavino Garcia, age 65, who died suddenly at Emhouse Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Catholic church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo, rector.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Gavino Jr., and John Garcia; thre daughters, Carolina, Clemencia and Mary Garcia, all of Emhouse, two brothers in Mexico and one sister, Mrs. Carolina Gonales.

Corley directed the arrangements.

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Silvester Figueron
Aug 3, 1943 - Aug 12, 1943

Baby Figueron Was Buried on Thursday

Funeral services for Silvesta Figueron, week old son of Mr. and Mrs. Silvesta Figueron, who died Thursday morning were held Thursday afternoon at the Catholic cemetery, where interment was made.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, and five sisters.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Frances Maurine “Dot” (Barton) King-Barton
Nov 14, 1915 - Dec 9, 2013

Dot Barton, 98, of Waco passed away Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at a local nursing home. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Lone Oak Cemetery near Blooming Grove, TX. No visitation is planned. Dot was born Nov. 14, 1915 in Lone Oak to Sam and Kate Barton. In her young years while living on the farm she had a horse named “Dandy” whom she loved dearly. During her early years she lived in Blooming Grove, Corsicana and then Waco where she worked at Graham Embroidery for 35 years and retired from there. Dot enjoyed sewing, quilting and gardening. Preceded in death by parents; three brothers; Everette, Stell and Vaughan Barton. She is survived by sister, Sammy Jean Thompson and nephew, Paul W. Thompson. A special thanks to Providence Hospice and Royal Manor Health Center.

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  • Pecan Grove Funeral Home, Waco, Texas - Monday, Dec 2013 -
  • w/o Damon King (Divorced); d/o Aaron Samuel “Sam” Barton & Susan Catherine “Kate” (Sanders) Pevehouse-Barton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Martha Elizabeth (Collins) Hughes
May 26, 1887 - Jul 5, 1942

Mrs. Martha Hughes Buried At Kerens

KERENS, July 11.—Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Hughes, 55, who died at Athens, Route 2, Sunday, were held Wednesday from the Baptist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Aubrey Hughes, Los Angeles; two grandchildren, Wanda Beth and Bruce Hughes, Kerens; six brothers, Willie Collins, Athens; Robert and Claude Collins, Palacios; Thomas and Lawrence Collins, Kerens, and Jim Collins, Raymondville.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Maude Erin (Daniels) Owen
Mar 7, 1886 - Dec 21, 1942

Rites In Kerens For Mrs. Clete Owen

KERENS, Dec. 26.—Funeral services were held from the first Baptist church Wednesday for Mrs. Clete Owen, who died Tuesday at Gilmer. Mrs. Owen was superintendent of the beginners department of the First Baptist Sunday School for many years, and was prominent in civic and literary circles.

Surviving are her husband, three sisters and four brothers.

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Herman Dale Ferguson
B & D Apr. 19, 1943

TWIN SONS POWELL COUPLE WERE BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Herman Dale and Thomas Melton, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ferguson of Powell, who died Monday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Kerens. Rev. Mr. Sullivan conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Reba Ann, Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Ferguson, Powell; Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Stewart, Kilgore; greatgrandmother, Mrs. Blanch Wafer, Teague and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Thomas Milton Ferguson
B & D Apr 19, 1943

TWIN SONS POWELL COUPLE WERE BURIED MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Herman Dale and Thomas Melton, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Ferguson of Powell, who died Monday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Kerens. Rev. Mr. Sullivan conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Reba Ann, Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T. M. Ferguson, Powell; Mr. and Mrs. M. F. Stewart, Kilgore; great-grandmother, Mrs. Blanch Wafer, Teague and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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