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Ruth "R.D." (Tolliver) Carter
Aug 19, 1921 - Dec 6, 2013

Ruth “R.D.” Carter, 92, passed away at her residence in Samaria Friday, Dec. 6, 2013.

She was born Aug. 19, 1921 in Kerens, and is a graduate of Park High School, and was a music student at the Calhoun’s School of Music. Ruth earned her nursing degree from the Henderson College and worked at Maywood Manor Nursing Home in Kerens for 24 and one-half years. She was a member of the Samara Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Ruthie Tolliver; sister, Rella Lynn; brother Walter Wade (Giggs) Tolliver; sister-in-law, Annie B. Jones Tolliver; nephew Thurman Wade Tolliver and niece, Valarie Tolliver.

Ruth is survived by six nieces, Wanda Lynn of Hillsboro, Venus Brown and husband J.B. of Corsicana, Birdell Tolliver of Kerens, Ona Tolliver of Kerens, Sheila Goff of Waco and Wanda Branch of Mansfield; two great-nephews, Jahran Brown and wife Jennifer and Vincent Brown of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews and other close relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Samara Baptist Church, Kerens with Rev. Johnny Vanibuls, pastor, officiating.  Burial will follow in Samara Cemetery. Pallbearers are Rusty Goode, Jahran Brown, Alex Davis, Michael Wafford, Vincent Brown and Mark Jessie. Honorary Pallbearers are Bro. Andrew Bradford, Joe Hall, and J.B. Brown.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Virginia Lee Brown
abt 1953 - Dec 6, 2013

Virginia Lee Brown, 60, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Wake services are 7 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Harmony Baptist Church located at 411 East 12th Avenue with Bishop John Baker, officiating eulogist. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Bettie Jo Whistler
Jul 20, 1932 - Mar 20, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES BETTY JO WHISTLER WERE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Betty Jo Whistler, age 10 years, who died following a lingering illness, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley
Funeral Chapel. Rev. E. P. Goodman officiated. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Whistler, three brothers, Bobby Ray, Alvie Lee and Gary Allen Whistler; a sister, Peggy Jean Whistler; grandparents, MR. and Mrs. M. M. Whistler, and Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Wigley and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. P. Humphreys, A. A. Daniels, Bill Dyer, Rex Bailey, Pete Hargroves, Sammy Little and C. Rhodes.

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Herbert Stephen “Hub” Hart, Sr.
Mar 5, 1889 - Jan 29, 1977

Herbert Hart

Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Herbert (Hub) Hart, resident of Corsicana, who died Saturday.

The Rev. Peter Kach will officiate with burial to follow at the Hamilton-Beeman cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Herbert F. Hart of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Bruce and Mrs. Margie Terrell, both of Corsicana; two sons, Steven Hart of Corsicana and James Hart of Ennis; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

The pallbearers will be Robert Bauldolph, Paul Miller, Ray Tanner, Rufus Pevehouse; C. O. Currington Jr., and Bobby Gene Ratliff.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, January 30, 1977
  • h/o Minnie Lavina (Massey) Hart s/o Stephen Leonard Hart and Susanna Sarah Elizabeth “Susan” (Hamilton) Hart buried at Oakwood cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Carolyn Ann Jones
abt 1969 - Dec 10, 2013

Carolyn Ann Jones, 44, of Lancaster passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at her residence in Lancaster. Funeral services are 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church located at 125 South Fifth Street with Elder Ira Joe Jones as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Calvin Lee Dunaway
Sept 4, 1971 - Dec 9, 2013

Calvin Dunaway, 42, of Blooming Grove passed away on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco. He was born Sept. 4, 1971 to Ray Dunaway and Ilene Hutchison Dunaway.

He was a member of Westhill Church of Christ and a 1991 high school graduate of Blooming Gorve. He also drove a truck for Pepsi and hauled gravel.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Ilene Dunaway.

He is survived by his father, Ray Dunaway of Blooming Grove; children, Michael Dillon Dunaway of Ennis and Joshua Dunaway of Corsicana; two brothers, Bart Dunaway and wife Lucy Kent of Corsicana and Mike Dunaway and wife Suzanne of Waco; nieces, Samantha Dunaway and Michaela Dunaway; aunt, Brenda Gullatt of Blooming Grove; cousins, Raejeana Beckham of Blooming Grove, Loren Gullatt and wife Marti of Grand Prairie, Danial Jackson and wife Billye of Rice, Paige Beckham of Blooming Grove and Casey Anders of Hubbard.

Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with funeral service following at 2 p.m. in Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
  • s/o Ray Loren Dunaway & Ilene (Hutchinson) Dunaway
  • His obit has Hutchison as the maiden of his mother but it is Hutchinson from all records.
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Henry Dawson
Jul 10, 1873 - Mar 26, 1944

FIRST WHITE CHILD BORN IN DAWSON IS BURIED ON MONDAY

Funeral services for J. H. Dawson, aged 70 years, were held from the First Methodist Church in Dawson Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Mr. Dawson, the first white child born in Dawson, died in a Fort Worth hospital Sunday morning. He underwent an emergency operation two weeks ago for a ruptured appendix, it was stated. A former resident of Dawson, he had made his home in Fort Worth for the past several years.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Mrs. I. D. Hightower, Wilmer E. and Charles H. Dawson, all of Fort Worth; two grandsons, Leslie Hightower, U. S. Army Air Forces, England and Harmon Hightower, U. S. Army Air Forces, Fla.; two brothers, C. C. Dawson, Fort Worth, and E. B. Dawson, district clerk, Corsicana, a sister, Mrs. R. H. Anderson, Dallas, and other relatives.

The district clerk’s office at the courthouse was closed Monday afternoon during the funeral hour.

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Samuel Hubert Burks
Mar 15, 1897 - Oct 27, 1943

Rites on Thursday For S. H. Burks; Burial Black Hills

Funeral services for S. H. Burks, age 46, who died here Wednesday morning, were held Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Rites were conducted by Rev. W. D. Williams and interment was in Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, a daughter, a brother, three sisters and other relatives.

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Jessie Fulton Burks
Apr 8, 1876 - May 2, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. F. BURKS

Funeral services for J. F. Burks, age 67 years, who died at his home in the Roane community Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, R. E. Burks, Waco, a number of nephews and nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. H. Montgomery, S. H. Burks, I. W. Berryhill, J. B. Burks, J. A. Montgomery, T. H. Champion and Willie Newman.

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Beulah Fay Davis
July 29, 1943 - July 29, 1943

Infant Daughter Of Emhouse Couple Buried Black Hills

Funeral services for Beulah Fay, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Davis, Emhouse were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Black Hills church and were conducted by Rev. Mr. Vaughn. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Genell, a twin brother, Emhouse; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Cook, Drane; Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Davis, Black Hills, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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George W. Pope, Sr.
Apr 3, 1889 - Feb 15, 1943

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR G. W. POPE; BURIAL BLACK HILLS

Funeral services for George W. Pope, age 53 years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, conducted the rites.

Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Mr. Pope died suddenly at his home near Corsicana Monday night.

He was a prominent farmer and was well known over the county.

Surviving are his wife, a son, George W. Pope, Jr., U. S. Army, Williamsburg, Penn.; three daughters, Mrs. W. V. Knights, Mrs. E. C. Ray, Mrs. T. A. Wafer, all of Corsicana; a step-son, Damon Williams; two-step daughters, Mrs. Matt Wamack, Corsicana; Miss Frances Williams, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. B. J. Hair, Wichita Falls; Mrs. Walter Parrish, Quannah; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Hamilton, Jack Megarity, J. C. Ray, Walter Beeman, Elmo Russell, Owen Beeman, Robert Collins and John Mitchell.

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Nancy Ann (Green) Wood-Berry
Jul 8, 1857 - Mar 30, 1943

Aged Navarro Mills Resident Died

Mrs. Nancy Ann Berry, aged 86 years died Tuesday at her home in the Navarro Mills community. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Brushy Prairie cemetery.

Several children and other relatives survive.

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Sam Cohen
Nov 7, 1910 - Mar 13, 1941

ENNIS MAN BURIED IN HEBREW CEMETERY HERE ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Sam Cohen, aged 29 years, junk dealer in Ennis, who died Thursday afternoon in an Ennis hospital were held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Harry Shapiro.

Mr. Cohen received burns Wednesday afternoon about 4 o’clock when a gasoline tank containing several gallons of fuel exploded, throwing the flaming gasoline over his face and body. Hew was reported wrecking an old automobile and was using an ectytone torch on the tank that was supposed to have been empty When the flames of the torch cut through the tank, the explosion occurred.

Surviving are his wife and little son, of Ennis; parents and four brothers.

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Louise (Goldman) Daniels
Dec 4, 1900 - Jun 22, 1970

Daniels Rites

Graveside rites were held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Hebrew Cemetery here for Mrs. Albert (Louise) Daniels of Corsicana who died Monday at the Golden Acres Rest Home in Dallas where she had resided since 1963.

Rabbi Gerald Klein of Dallas officiated for the rites. Corley Funeral Home Conducted.

She is survived by one son, Eddy R. Daniels of Dallas, and two grandchildren.

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Albert Gradwohl Daniels
Dec 3, 1896 - Sep 2, 1963

Albert Daniels, 67, long-time hardware merchant, died in Baylor Hospital Monday morning. He was a Corsicana native.

Daniels was seriously injured August 3 when he was struck by an automobile on a street and was a patient in Memorial hospital until his transfer to Baylor Friday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Daniels; a son, Edwin R. Daniels, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Goldberg and Mrs. Ben Levy, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dave Kamen, Athens; a brother, George Daniels, Corsicana, and other relatives.

He was a member of Temple Beth-El.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Chapel.

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Albert Daniels Rites Tuesday

Final rites for Albert Daniels, 67, life-long Corsicana resident, hardware merchant, who died Monday morning in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rabbi Gerald Klein, Dallas. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery.

Daniels was injured August 3 when he was struck by an automobile on a local street and was a patient in Memorial hospital until his transfer to Baylor Friday.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Daniels; a son Edward R. Daniels, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Louise Goldberg and Mrs. Ben Levy, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Dave Kaman, Athens; a brother, George Daniels, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. S.Genecov, B. L. Moore, John F. Summers, Louis Wolens, Sydney Marks, Dave Levy and Robert Montfort.

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Robert L. Cerf
Feb 3, 1906 - Aug 11, 1943

ROBERT CERF WAS VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK WEDNESDAY

Robert L. Cerf, aged 37 years, life-long resident of Corsicana, died with a heart attack about 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. I. N. Cerf; a sister, Miss Idalia Cerf; a brother, James Cerf, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

His grandmother, Mrs. Rachel Cerf, 86, Corsicana resident for 70 years, was buried here Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joe Ginsberg of Dallas, assisted by Rabbi Harry Shapiro of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Max Rosenblum, Aaron Levine, Gabe Goldberg, Sydney Marks, Raphael Levine, Moise Levy, Dave Levy and Isadore Goldberg.

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Phillip”P” Samuels
Jan 17, 1872 - Dec 5, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR P. SAMUELS ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for P. Samuels, long-time resident of Corsicana, who died at his home here Sunday afternoon, were held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rabbi Harry Shapiro conducted the rites. Burial was in the Hebrew Cemetery.

Samuels took an active interest in business and Jewish circles of the city and had been engaged in the mercantile business here over 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, three sons, three grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Werner, Sam Brooks, Raymond Goldman, Henry Levy, Gabe Goldberg and Jay Silverberg. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 7, 1943
  • Born in Warshaw, Poland h/o Esther (Goodman) Samuels married Mar. 12, 1899; s/o David Samuels & Sarah (Goodman) Samuels per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Aaron Samuels
Feb 23, 1900 - Feb 27, 1977

Aaron Samuels dies Sunday

Funeral services were to be at 10 a.m. today at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Aaron Samuels, 77, a resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital, with Rabbi Ernest Joseph officiating. Burial was to be at Hebrew Cemetery.

He was one of the owners of P. Samuels Clothing in Corsicana.

Survivors include two brothers, Melville Samuels and Irvin Samuels both of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. David Wuntch of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were E. P. French, Millard Farmer, Ed Edwards, Gus Gappelberg, Julius Jacobs and Raymond Goldman.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Letters to the Editor:

Remembering a friendly competitor.

TO THE EDITOR:
The passing of Aaron Samuels has brought a deluge of memories reviving many incidents and experiences that meant so much in our formulative years. P. Samuels and K. Wolens were side by side business competitors for over half a century without a breach in friendship. Hand in hand they strove staunchly to perpetuate the Jewish faith in our community.

Aaron was a much better student than I in school as he seriously applied himself to his schooling and later to the family business; whereas, I was a problem son during my early teens, ignoring the business and following the instincts of a mischievous and errant son. Aaron graduated high school in 1917, a year after I crossed this goal, and then the battle of wits began in earnest. Our fathers knew numerous rural customers and Aaron and I spent many an hour in front of our respective stores greeting each passer-by and inviting them to come in and inspect our merchandise.

This was a dawn to dusk daily call of duty that was of a serious nature as the small town independent merchant struggled to exist. We tried to be friendly competitors, but necessity occasionally overtook propriety and fair play. I well recall when the Circus made its annual one day stand in Corsicana…Both P. Samuels and K. Wolens kept their stores open the preceding nite hoping that some of the many farmers who drove to town in their horse or mule drawn wagons would shop during the nite. The wagon yards were on East Fifth Avenue and, when I noticed that Samuels was attracting more potential customers, I made several nocturnal trips to the wagon yards and returned with a family or group of potential customers. As a youngster I had not heard that “all is fair in love and war:’ but, I was learning that a merchant should do more than meet his prospective customer halfway…especially when you had bills to pay.

The Samuels were astute merchants, and I vividly recall waiting on a customer, a half century or so ago, who had shopped the Samuels store. He seemed perplexed saying that he had seen the suit he most wanted at P. Samuels, a beautiful Gold-Medal blue serge of sturdy fabric, which fit perfectly—just the suit he was looking for. Aaron was extolling the fine features of this garment. In his enthusiasm for the suit, he worked himself into an ecstasy and said I cannot buy this kind of suit anymore, I don’t want to sell it!—Needless to say this customer was a push-over for me.

I gained much of my business experience and acumen competing with the Samuels family and can’t recall any serious rift in our friendship. I always respected their ability as merchants and admired the compatability that existed in their family.

I visited Aaron in his hospital room a week before he expired. He was writhing with pain but, when he saw me, he seemed to brighten and jokingly told the nurse “that fellow got all the money on Beaton street and now doesn’t know what to do with it.”

It is gratifying to contemplate that in the Great Beyond, we will someday join ranks in the unfathomable hereafter.

Louis Wolens
1401 Princeton Drive
Corsicana

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Esther (Goodman) Samuels
Apr 25, 1879 - Apr 12, 1954

Mrs. P. Samuels Rites Wednesday

Mrs. P. Samuels, 74, long-time Corsicana resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday night.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in the Hebrew Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Agudas Achim Congregation. The family request no flowers.

Mrs. Samuels was born in London, England, April 25, 1879.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Leo Kenoffel, Butte Mont., and Mrs. David Wuntch, Dallas; three sons, Aaron and Melville Samuels, both of Corsicana, and Irvin Samuels, Temple; a brother, Louis Goodman, St. Louis; two sisters, Mrs. William Roodman and Mrs. Sam Kenoffel, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Max Rosenblum, Sidney Gottlieb, Robert Werner, Joe Winters, Raymond Goldman and Max Brustein.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 13, 1954
  • Born in London England; w/o Phillip “P” Samuels married Mar. 12, 1899; d/o David Goodman and Sara (Kenoffel) Goodman
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

David E. Pinales
Mar 21, 1909 - Jan 31, 1943

David E. Pinales Buried Tuesday in Catholic Cemetery

Funeral services for David E. Pinales, age 33, who died Sunday, were held from the Catholic church Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, his wife, three brothers and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon directed the arrangements.

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Beatrice Moreno
Aug 3, 1943 - Oct 23, 1943

Baby Died Here Saturday Night; Burial on Tuesday

Beatrice Moreno, age three months, died here Saturday night. Funeral services will probably be held sometime Tuesday but the hour has not been determined. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Moreno, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Felipe Guillen and Mr. and Mrs. Paulino Moreno, Corsicana, grandparents.

Corley’s Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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J. Frank Garvin
Apr 2, 1877 - May 26, 1943

J. FRANK GARVIN RITES TO BE HELD FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for J. Frank Garvin, age 67 years, who died Wednesday at the P. and S. Hospital, will be held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Catholic church. The services will be conducted by the Rt. Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Frances Garvin, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. G. Walker and Miss Ida Garvin, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Frances Garvin, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. G. Walker and Miss Ida Garvin, Corsicana and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon is in charge of arrangements.

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Eva Elizabeth (Hart) Garvin
Dec 29, 1885 - Feb 12, 1963

Mrs. E. Garvin Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Eva Garvin, retired merchant, life-long Corsicana resident, 2105 West First avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday night following an extended illness.

Rosary will be recited at the family home Wednesday at 8 p.m. and Requiem Mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Calvary (Catholic) cemetery.

Rev. Rafael Florez, OSA, and Rev. August Merkel, pastor, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are a daughter, Miss Frances Garvin, Corsicana; two brothers, Jesse and Herbert Hart, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mrs. Garvin owned and operated the Frances Shop on West Collin street from 1933 to 1959.

Pallbearers will be Dr. L. E. Kelton, Ed. M. Polk, C. O. Curington, Carl Mirus, Sr.; Paul Mitchell, W. O. McClung, Johnny Chirafis and Lawrence Tilton.

Corley will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 13, 1963
  • w/o J. Frank Garvin; d/o Stephen Leonard Hart & Susan Elizabeth “Susie” (Hamilton) Hart buried in Oakwood cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ida Mae Garvin
Nov 14, 1872 - Mar 10, 1949

Miss Ida Garvin Dies Thursday; Rites Saturday

Miss Ida Garvin, aged 76 years died at the Navarro Clinic Thursday afternoon following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

A native of Pennsylvania, Miss Garvin came to Navarro county as a small child with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Pat Garvin.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. J. G. Walker, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Tilton, John C. Hughes, Don Borsellino, Harvey Redden, Paul Duffee, Jerry Petrie, W. H. Wooley and Alton Justiss.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Barbara C. (Cox) Ralston
Aug 27, 1918 - Dec 11, 2013

Barbara C. Ralston, 95, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013. Barbara was born in Lawrence, Kan., Aug. 27, 1918, to Lee Cox and Ruby Hightower Cox. She attended public schools in Crane, Alpine, and Eastland, Texas, and graduated from Longview High School, where she was elected most beautiful her senior year. After graduating from Texas State College for Women (Texas Woman's University), she taught business courses and coached girls basketball at Emhouse High School. During the 1960s, '70s, and '80s, she taught at Blooming Grove High School, where she was also the year book staff advisor. In 1982, Barbara was awarded the Outstanding Ex-Teacher Award by the Blooming Grove Ex -Student Association. She always enjoyed seeing and visiting with former students and looked forward to the Emhouse school reunions.

On June 3, 1941, Barbara married David Ralston. They made their home and reared their family in Corsicana, where they were active in school, civic and social organizations. David predeceased Barbara on Dec. 5, 2005.

Barbara was an active member and an elder of Westminster Presbyterian Church, participating in virtually every congregational activity, except the choir. She most often made deviled-eggs for church dinners. In May 2010, Barbara was honored with the Honorary Life Membership by the Presbyterian Women of Westminster.

Barbara was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her brothers, Lee Cox and Leonard Cox, and her sisters, Frances Cox and Dorthea Powers.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Dowd of Minneapolis; son, Dave Ralston, Jr. and wife, Donna, of Corsicana; daughter, Shirley Greer of Houston; and son, Paul Ralston and wife, Kim, of Canyon Lake, Texas; and by seven grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

A Celebration of Life and Service of Witness to the Resurrection will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 312 N. 13th Street, Corsicana with Rev. Jon Conley officiating, and interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Wood, John Jackson, Ron Williams, Bill Maupin, Joe McClure, Glenn Smith, and Joe Brooks.

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Dorothy June Fields
May 15, 1940 - Dec 7, 2013

Dorothy June Fields, 73, of Mart passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013. Visitation will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with funeral service following at 2 p.m. in the Chapel. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dorothy June Fields, resident of Mart, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco at the age of 73. She was born on May 15, 1940 in Corsicana to Richard Fields and Cilfford Poole Fields.

She is preceded in death by her father Richard Fields and step father Ray Crow. Survivors include her mother Clifford Crow of Corsicana. Brother Jim Fields and his wife Ruth of Belton and six nieces and two nephews.

Visitation will be Tuesday December 10, 2013 from 12noon to 2pm in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will start at 2pm in the Chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana next to her father.

Notes:

  • d/o Richard Fields and Clifford (Poole) Fields-Crow

Margarette Scroggs “Maggie” (Cherry) Allard
Sep 14, 1888 - Mary 14, 1970

Mrs. Allard Dies Sunday

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Dawson for Mrs. C. D. Allard, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital in Corsicana. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Ernest Hewitt, with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Chapman of Jacksonville and Miss Jane Allard of Corpus Christi; four sons, Wayne Allard of Dawson; Roland Allard of Sweetwater, Garland Allard of Corpus Christi; David Allard of Fort Worth, fouyr sisters, Mrs. I. W. Phillips of Dallas, Mrs. Floyd Godwin of Dallas, Mrs. Callie Davenport of Dallas, Mrs. Mary Harris of Temple City, Calif.; one brother, John Cherry of Alvarado, Texas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 25, 1970
  • w/o Charles Dow “Charlie” Allard; d/o John Holland Cherry and Helen Theodocia “Theo” (Johnson) Cherry buried in Jimmerson cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Charles Dow “Charlie” Allard
Apr 13, 1889 - Jan 1, 1958

C. D. Allard Dies Wednesday; Rites Slated Thursday

DAWSON, Jan. 1—(Spl.)—C. D. Allard, 68, Cotton Belt System Ticket agent here more than 35 years, died at his home Wednesday morning. He was a Methodist and a Mason.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. L. Milner, pastor, and Rev. Jim Baggett, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Dawson; four sons, Wayne Allard, editor and publisher of the Dawson Herald; Roland Allard, Sweetwater; Garland Allard, Corpus Christi, and David Allard, Tyler; two daughters, Mrs. Velma Champion, Jacksonville, and Miss Jane Allard, teacher at Corpus Christi; two brothers, Joe Allard Cooper, and George Allard, Klondyke; 10 grandchildren and other relatives.

Masons will have charge of the graveside rites.

Wolfe Funeral Home directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 1, 1958
  • h/o Margarette Scroggs “Maggie” (Cherry) Allard; s/o George Washington Allard & Martha Jane (Lenton) Allard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Kathryn “Kittie” Cherry
Apr 3, 1861 - March 13, 1944

MISS KITTY CHERRY, PIONEER RESIDENT OF COUNTY, DIES

KERENS, March 13.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Miss Kitty Cherry, age 83 years, pioneer resident of Kerens, who died Friday night, will be held from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Reece Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Jameson cemetery. Rev. Finis Hodges will conduct the rites.

Near surviving relatives are a nephew, John Anderson, Kerens; two nieces, Mrs. Sam Rowe, Kerens, and Mrs. Charles Montgomery, Fort Worth.

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Roxana M. “Roxy” (Sessions) Lackey
Sep 30, 1858 - Feb 20, 1943

MRS. ROXIE LACKEY BURIED AT RICE ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Roxie M. Lackey, aged 84 years, long-time resident of Rice, died at her home in Rice Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church at Rice Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Hightower.

Mrs. Lackey was a sister of the late Mrs. Laura P. McGee of Rice and Corsicana and the late Mrs. W. D. Haynie of Rice.

Surviving are a son, J. P. Lackey, Rice; a grandson, Lieut. J. P. Lackey, Jr., Lexington, Ky.; a sister, Mrs. H. P. Barkley, Ennis; a brother, Dr. I. P. Sessions, Rockdale, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were T. D. Queen, Tom Fortson, S. F. Swafford, L. Roy Hall, J. K. Bradley, L. M. Pollan, J. B. Bradley, A. C. Hervey and Balfour Clark.

Sutherland-McCammon directed.

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Richard Elmer Perry
Oct 17, 1904 - Nov 15, 1943

ELMER PERRY TO BE BURIED ON TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT RICE

Elmer Perry, age 39, died at an early hour Monday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Rice Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with the rites being conducted by Rev. C. O. Hightower. Burial will be in Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two children, Nellie Ann and Jimmie Wayne Perry, Rice; father, Ike Perry, Hillsboro; a sister, Mrs. Leroy Hamilton, Ennis, and other relatives.

Sutherland – McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Nellie Ruth (Hartley) Perry
Feb 21, 1914 - Jan 13, 1954

Mrs. Ruth Perry Rites At Rice

Mrs. Ruth Perry, 29, died at her home in Rice Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Thursday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. Bledsoe, Methodist minister of Midlothian, assisted by Rev. Jack Bell, Baptist pastor, and Rev. John H. Basham, Methodist pastor of the Rice church.

Surviving are a son, Jimmy Wayne Perry, and a daughter, Mrs. Gene Braddock, both of Rice; two grandchildren; four brothers, Leroy, Dow and Charlie Hartley, all of Rice, and Ben Hartley, Tennessee; five sisters, Mrs. M. E. Roberts and Mrs. B. B. Atchley, both of Rice; Mrs. Joe Smith, Waco; Mrs. Clifford Breeding, Dallas, and Mrs. Mac Wright, Ennis.

Pallbearers were Clarence Mahaley, J. K. Bradley, J. T. Allen, M. Vannie Fitzgerald, A. D. Ellis, Cecil Newman and Luther Murff.

McCammon directed.

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Estes O’Neal, Pvt.
Jan 3, 1924 - Jul 27, 1943

PVT. ESTES ONEAL DIED AT SHEPPARD FIELD; BURIAL RICE

Pvt. Estes Oneal of the U. S. army, died Wednesday morning at Sheppard Field, Wichita Falls. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Baptist church at Rice with Rev. W. H. Day conducting the services. Burial will be in Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Oneal, Rice; three brothers, J. C. Oneal, Goose Creek; Seaman Second Class Roy Oneal, Corpus Christi; John Lloyd Oneal, Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Jack Russell, Goose Creek; Bobbie and Paulette Oneal, Rice, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will conduct the arrangements.

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Ira Lee Marriott
Mar 29, 1887 - Mar 2, 1943

Funeral Services For Ira Marriott Are Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Ira L. Marriott, age 56 years, who died Tuesday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Goff officiated. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, five daughters, two sons, his father, three brothers, two sisters, three grandchildren and other relatives.

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Wise Wilsie Swepston, Jr.
Jan 17, 1941 - Jan 19, 1942

Infant Died Local Hospital; Buried At Dresden on Tuesday

Funeral services for Wise Swepston, two-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Swepston of Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday, were held at Dresden Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock where burial was made.

Surviving are the parents and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Solomon Brand Hodkin
Nov 14, 1861 - Dec 9, 1942

S. B. HODKIN OF BLOOMING GROVE DIED WEDNESDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 9.—(Spl.)—S. B. (Uncle Sol) Hodkins, aged 81 years, died at his home at an early hour Wednesday morning.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

Mr. Hodkins had been ill about 10 days. He was a pioneer resident of West Navarro county having reared his family in the Barry community moving here some 25 years ago. He had been a farmer, land-owner and gin operator, and had been a director in Barry and Blooming Grove banks. He was a member of the Methodist church and the Masonic Lodge.

Surviving are two children, Forrest B. Hodkins, Dallas, and Mrs. J. O. Varnell, Blooming Grove and six grandchildren.

McCormick’s Funeral Service is in charge.

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Mary Emma (Rodgers) Price
Jul 14, 1861 - Sep 29, 1943

RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. M. E. PRICE BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Price, age 82 years, who died here Tuesday night were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. A. L. Meador conducted the rites and burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, five daughters, 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Stella Ione (Price) Lewis
Oct 20, 1899 - Nov 13, 1970

Lewis Rites

Funeral rites were held Sunday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Stella I. Lewis, 71, who died Friday. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. Corley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Harold Conner and Miss Betty Ruth Lewis both of Corsicana, and Mrs. David Hughes of Tulsa, Okla.; two grandsons, Louis Conner of Corsicana and David Hughes of Tulsa; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hadley, Corsicana; Mrs. Donie Shipley, Chickasha, Okla., and Mrs. Vessie Taylor, Albuquerque, N.M.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Lewis Dies Friday

A Corsicana resident for 32 years, Mrs. Stella I. Lewis, 71, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Funeral services will be held at the church Sunday at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Interment will be in Dresden Cemetery, with Corley Funeral Home directing.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. David L. Hughes of Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. Vessie Taylor of Albuquerque, N.M., and Mrs. Donie Shipley of Chickasha, Okla.; nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Preston Brown, Joe Evans, Thelbert Percival, Collin Green, Jake Cook, George Chappel.

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Donald Edward Wardrup
April 25, 1939 - Dec 5, 2013

Donald Edward Wardrup, 74, passed away Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana. Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.  Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Donald Edward Wardrup, 74, passed away Thursday, December 5, 2013 at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana. He was born April 25, 1939 to Bruce Wardrup and Geraldine Bankhead Wardrup.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Freeda May Wardrup who passed away March 12, 1997.

He is survived by his three children, Kathy Parker of Red Oak, Donna Barton of Corsicana, and Keith Wardrup of The Woodlands; brothers, Paul Wardrup of Mesquite, Terry Wardrup of Mesa, Arizona, and Phillip Wardrup of Arlington; sister, Joan Fair of Dallas; 2 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be 12:00 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Hayes officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Notes:

  • h/o Freeda May (Coleman) Wardrup; s/o Bruce Wardrup & Geraldine (Bankhead) Wardrup
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Loretta (Jones) Miller
Oct 8, 1925 - Dec 7, 2013

Mrs. Loretta Miller, 88, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 in Woodway, Texas. She was born Oct. 8, 1925 on a farm near Angus, to Bert and Evelyn Jones. She was one of four daughters.

She met her husband William after World War II through his friend and her future brother-in-law. They were married Oct. 28, 1950. Together they had one son, Mark.

She worked for a number of years for an orthodontist; she also worked for 15 years for the U.S. Selective Service.

She was a long-time member of the Wesley Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school for over 30 years. She loved to read, garden, cook, and enjoyed her Bible study group. She also loved sports, especially the Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Miller, her parents, and two of her sisters.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Michael Ann Miller, of Waco; her grandchildren: Blake Miller and Brooke Miller, both of Waco; her sister Jo Lucas of Irving, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 11,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Thomas Q. Robbins officiating. A private family burial will be held at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery after the services.

Honorary pallbearers will be Blake Miller, John Collier, Gordon Schroeder, Glenn Allen, Tom Hecker, and Paul Collier.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Chapter, at 1000 W. 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Maxine (Borrego) Ledesma
Mar 29, 1922 - Dec 10, 2013

Maxine Ledesma, 91, of Corsicana was called home to our Lord and Savior on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at Twilight Nursing Home. She was born March 29, 1922 in Rice to Conrado and Lena Borrego.

She retired from Adams Hat Factory after 30 years of employment. Maxine was a loving, caring mother and grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Adan Ledesma; sister, Gabriella Sauceda; niece Consuelo Sauceda; and two grandsons; Danny Herrera and Ray Ortega.

She is survived by her daughters, Frances Herrera and son–in–law, Joe; Evelina Espinosa and Robert Sardina; her grandchildren; Charles Herrera, John Herrera, Lola Boatright, Mary Herrera, Lydia Greer, Andrea Herrera, Billy Bland and wife, Rebecca and Teresa Knott and husband, Mark; 21 great-grandchildren, 28 great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and loved ones.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday , Dec.
12, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.

The Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be Charles Herrera, John Herrera, Billy Bland, Adam Herrera, David Crispin, Vinncent Greer, Marc Knott and Michael Ortega.
Honorary pallbearers will be Nicholas Bland, Nathaniel Bland, Chevy Hanna, Danny Hanna III, Dennis Boatright, Daniel Herrera and Danny Herrera, Jr.

The family wishes to give a “special thank you” to Nona Shirley and Vera McMurray with Mercy Hospice and all of the nurses and staff at Twilight Nursing Home for the care and love that they showed Maxine.

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Lemial Aaron Kennedy
Jul 17, 1912 - Oct 1, 1942

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR AARON KENNEDY; BURIAL YOUNGER

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home for Aaron Kennedy, 30, former Corsicanan, who was killed Thursday in a truck accident near Hallettsville, Texas.

Rites were conducted by Rev. D. W. Thurman, pastor of the Church of Christ. Interment was in Younger cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and two sons, Melvin and Donald Kennedy of Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Kennedy, Corsicana, and one sister, Gwen Kennedy, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Roy Bunch, Joe Smith, Bill Hutson, Ernest Brewer, Rex Bailey and A. A. Daniel.

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Acenith Jerusha (Ingram) Williams
Aug 29, 1868 - Aug 29, 1942

RESIDENT SILVER CITY DIED KERENS BURIED ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Jerushia Williams, aged 74 years, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ed Campbell, at Kerens, Saturday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Younger cemetery where interment was made. Saturday was her 74th birthday.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Williams had resided at Silver City for the past 30 years. She was the widow of the late Monroe Williams, and was visiting in Kerens at the time of her death.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Campbell, Kerens; Mrs. Josie Ellis, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ida Bell Ivie, Purdon; five sons, Frank and Pat Williams, both of Purdon; Charlie W. Williams, Dundas, Ill.; W. S. Williams, Seminole, Okla., and James W. Williams, Bryson, Texas; 30 grandchildren, three brothers, Dred, Hardy and Dee Ingram, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

McCormick’s Funeral Service in charge.

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Jewell Edna (Follis) Cobb
Jun 17, 1906 - Mar 19, 1942

MRS. J. B. COBB DIED ON THURSDAY; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Mrs. J. B. Cobb, aged 35 years, died at the family residence, 705 North Twenty-Third street, early Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Jester Assembly of God church with burial in the Younger cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Tumlinson.

Mrs. Cobb had resided in Corsicana 15 years.

Surviving are her husband and two sons, Thurman and Donald Cobb, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. J. W. Follis, Purdon; seven brothers, Emmett Follis, Bangs; Jack Follis, Corsicana; Wesley, Virgil, Basil, Robert and Orand Follis, all of Purdon; and four sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Benefield, Mrs. Birdie Mae Phinney, and Mrs. Mary Swepston, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Retha Ward, Los Angeles, Calif.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 19, 1942
  • w/o Joe Bailey Cobb married Nov. 26, 1924; d/o John William Follis and Margaret Caroline “Maggie” (Brunson) Follis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joe Bailey Cobb
Jan 31, 1903 - Sep 12, 1964

Joe Cobb, 61, Rites Sunday

Joe Cobb, 61, native of Mexia, but resident of Corsicana 50 years, died at his home, 1620 West Third avenue Saturday afternoon. He was an automobile dealer.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery near Purdon.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Thurman Cobb, Dallas; Donald Cobb, Fort Worth, and Lynn Cobb, Hobbs, N.M.; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

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Mamie Isabel (Keaton) Dukes-Waters
Oct 10, 1873 - Aug 15, 1944

MRS. R. D. WATERS DIED EARLY TODAY; RITES ON WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Mamie Waters, age 70 years, died here early Tuesday morning following a long illness. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at the Northside Baptist church with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

She was the widow of the late R. D. Waters and had resided in Corsicana many years.

Surviving are four sons, R. D. Waters, Baton Rouge, La.; J. C. Waters, Dallas; E. A. Waters, Monroe, La.; J. S. Dukes, Brenham and other relatives.

Surtherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

Pallbearers will be Fred A. Dubose, Robert C. Walker, W. H. Willie, Joe Farmer, W. O. McClung and C. L. Miley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Aug 15, 1944
  • 1st husband Henry Dukes 2nd husband Richard David Waters married Dec. 11, 1906 buried in Kerens cemetery; d/o Jim Keaton and Mary (Morgan) Keaton
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jesse Story “Jess” Hart
Sep 15, 1890 - Jan 11, 1965

Jess Hart, 74, Dies Monday

Jess Hart, 74, native of Corsicana, 1317 South Seventh street, died Monday night. Judge W. H. Tipton returned a coroner’s verdict of death from a heart attack.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a member.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Altus Hart, Dallas; a granddaughter, a brother Hubert Hart, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 12, 1965
  • h/o Minnie (Haynie) Hart married Dec. 2, 1915; s/o Stephen Leonard Hart & Susanna Sarah Elizabeth “Susan” (Hamilton) Hart
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



Services Held For Jess Hart

Final rites for Jess Hart, 74, native of Corsicana, who died at 1317 South Seventh street Monday night, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which he was a member.

Hart’s body was discovered about 7:30 p.m. and W. H. Tipton, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from a heart attack following an investigation.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Altus Hart, Dallas; a granddaughter, a brother, Hubert Hart, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, B. J. Paschal, Lloyd Chambliss, A. J. Whistler, Travis Arnett and Jeff Webb.

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Minnie (Haynie) Hart
Feb 22, 1890 - Feb 8, 1965

Mrs. Jesse Hart Dies Monday

Mrs. Jesse Hart, 74, native of Bosque county, 1317 South Seventh street, died in Memorial hospital early Monday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.’

Surviving are a son, Altus Hart, and a granddaughter, both of Dallas, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Jesse Hart Services Held

Funeral rites for Mrs. Jesse Hart, 74, 1317 South Seventh street, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Altus Hart, and a granddaughter, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Carter, Jeff Webb, Bobby Ratliff, Alton Ratliff, J. A. Ratliff and A. J. Whistler.

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Mrs. Jesse Hart Dies Monday

Mrs. Jesse Hart, 74, native of Bosque county, 1317 South Seventh street, died in Memorial hospital early Monday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Altus Hart, and a granddaughter, both of Dallas, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

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Mrs. Hart Rites On Wednesday

Services for Mrs. Jesse Hart, 74, of 1317 South Seventh street, who died in Memorial hospital Monday following a long illness, will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in the
Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Altus Hart, and a granddaughter, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Frank Carter, Jeff Webb, Bobby Ratliff, Alton Ratliff, J. A. Ratliff and A. J. Whistler.

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Elizabeth A. “Bettie” (Smith) Dunagan
Apr 1, 1850 - May 3, 1942

MRS. F. A. DUNAGAN AGED RESIDENT OF FROST DIED SUNDAY

FROST, May 4.—Mrs. F. A. Dunagan, aged 92 years, resident of this community for fifty years, died Sunday.

She was born in Louisiana, Apr. 1, 1850, and her parents took her to South Texas as a child.

Mrs. Dunagan’s funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Frost Baptist Church. She was buried at Wortham.

Surviving are two brothers and two nieces.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 4, 1942
  • Wortham cemetery, Wortham, Tx.
  • w/o Salathiel A. Dunagan d/o Isham Anderson Smith, Jr. and Lucy (Stubbs) Smith all buried Wortham City Cemetery, Wortham, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Opal Doris “Cricket” (Poarch) Tinker
Feb 23, 1923 - Apr 15, 2011

Opal D. “Cricket” Tinker, born February 23, 1923 in Black Hills, TX to George Grady and Beulah J. Poarch, entered into rest April 15, 2011 in Pearland, Tx. Mrs. Tinker is preceded in death by her husband, Wylie V. Tinker and two infant sons. Her survivors include her children, Judy Wallace, Deborah Brown, and Rick Tinker and his wife Tina; four grandchildren, Janet Wallace Leone and husband Shaun, Jill Wallace Jones and husband Chad, Leslie Brown Crawford and husband Kevin, and Jeffery D. Brown and wife Kimberly Samuels Brown; six great grandchildren, Brooke Leone, Brittney Leone, Reagan Jones, Jackson Jones, Kayden Crawford, and Kylie Brown. For 17 years, Mrs. Tinker worked at Rick Tinker Insurance Company and she has been a member of Sagemont Church since 1979. The family will receive visitors Monday, April 18, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at SouthPark Funeral Home. A service of remembrance will be held Tuesday, April 19, 2011, at 10 a.m. in the chapel of SouthPark Funeral Home. Interment to follow at SouthPark Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family ask that memorial donations be made to the Sagemont Church building fund, www.sagemeontchurch.org, Please visit our website for more information.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Wylie V. Tinker; d/o George Grady Poarch & Beulah (Cook) Poarch buried in Black Hills cemetery
  • Buried in SouthPark cemetery, Pearland, Tx.

Mary Judith Frances (Calloway) Harral
Sep 12, 1859 - Jun 19, 1943

Mrs. Mary Harrall Aged Kerens Woman, Was Buried Sunday

KERENS, June 22.—(Spl.)—Rev. J. W. Ousley conducted the funeral services for Mrs. Mary Harrall, age 83, who passed away at her home in West Kerens Saturday at 1:20 a.m., Sunday afternoon at the First Baptist church at 5:30 o’clock.

Mrs. Harrall had been in ill health for some time but was taken seriously ill two weeks ago. She was the mother of 12 children, all of whom survive. Seven daughters, Mrs. Alice DeSha, Kerens; Mrs. Bruce White, Frost; Mrs. Viola Morland, Lancaster; Mrs. Bill Campbell, Sacramento, Calif.; Mary Tedd Potts, Clear Water, Cal.; Mrs. Ira Lacey, Troupe and Mrs. Julia Robinson, Ardmore, Okla.; five sons, Tom Harrall, Smiley; Phil Harrall, San Antonio; George Harrall, Eric, Okla.; Wesley Harrall, Santa Ana, Calif., and Frank Harrall, Twitty, Texas; one brother, Dick Callaway, Post, Calif.; 29 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

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Otha Ernest Waters, Sr.
Apr. 29, 1901 - May 8, 1943

Son of Corsicana Man Died in Tyler; Burial in Kerens

Funeral services for Otha E. Waters, 42, who died at his home in Tyler, were held at the Tyler Assembly of God Church Tuesday with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Misses Dorothy Waters and Glenna Waters; two sons, Douglas Waters and O. E. Waters, Jr., all of Tyler; father, M. A. Waters, Corsicana, and three brothers, Luther Waters, Corsicana; Elmer Waters, Refugio, and Odie Waters, Fresno, Calif.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 14, 1943
  • h/o Myrtle Lillian (Cotton) Waters-Slaughter; s/o Merida Allen Waters & Lula Jane (Russell) Waters buried in San Marcos City Cemetery, San Marcos, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Terry Calvin Nelson
Mar 5, 1952 - Dec 11, 2013

Terry Calvin Nelson, 61, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at T.
Boone Pickens Cancer hospital in Dallas.

He was born in Corsicana March 5, 1952 to James C. and Louise Mitchell Nelson.

Terry graduated from Corsicana High School in 1970. He was the President of the CHS Band and played the trumpet. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Design. He then moved to Houston to work for Brown & Root as a plumbing systems designer.

He married Sara Childs of Fairfield June 26, 1976. They moved to Corsicana in 1977 where he took over Nelson Plumbing. Later he went to work for Navarro College as Assistant Director of Maintenance where he remained until his death. He loved his college “family” dearly.

Growing up, Terry was an avid water skier and later enjoyed riding motorcycles. He became a member of the Iron Butt Association after riding 1,025 miles through three states in 24 hours. He also enjoyed blues music and was a constant reader.

Terry loved kids and sports, especially softball and soccer. He coached both of his daughters’ summer softball teams and was thrilled to watch his son on the soccer field.

Terry was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ and let the Lord’s light shine through him as he touched others’ lives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James C. Nelson and Louise Mitchell Nelson.

He is survived by his wife, Sara and their three children, Brandon Nelson of College Station, Brooke Nelson of Richardson and Blaire Nelson of Denton; his brother, Jim Nelson and wife Linda of Flower Mound, brother-in-law Tilden R. Childs, Jr. and wife Cathy of Fairfield and nieces Laurie Rebenstein and husband Mike of Liberty, Mo. and Jamie Nelson and husband Chris Sanchez of New Boston, one aunt Pearl Garza and numerous cousins.

Terry was a loving husband and father and will forever be missed by his family and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Fairfield Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations and memorials may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, North Texas Chapter, Baylor University Medical Center, 3410 Worth St., Suite 200, Dallas, TX 75246.

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Albert Wade Blackford
July 1, 1919 - Nov 16, 2013

A. Wade Blackford, Sr., 94, of Morehead City, N.C. peacefully passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Harborview Health Care Center.

Wade was born July 1, 1919 in Arlington, Va.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children, Wade, Jr. (Linbe), Anna Zier and Woody; grandchildren Mallory Leonard (Darin), Capt. Connor Zier (Angela), Virginia Thomas (Gregg) and Sashell Blackford; step-children Billy Cook and Anitra Crow, step-grandson Patrick Cook, and several nieces and nephews.

Wade was a World War II decorated officer having earned a bronze star and purple heart. After the war, he returned to Corsicana, Texas where he and his wife, Virginia, founded Blackford Printing Company in 1946.
He was the pioneer of offset printing and after almost 70 years, this business is still operating, owned by one of his employee’s daughter, Paula Sims Farmer and husband, Johnny.

He co-founded Corsicana National Bank and as its Director, Wade was most proud when he helped make it possible for women to become officers for the first time in the local banking industry. He also formed an oil company with Brian Jordan, Jr. and later joined by his son, Wade, Jr.

A long-time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, Wade served as Senior Warden and Acolyte Warden for many years. He was best known for his sense of humor and his ability to make people laugh never stopped, as confirmed by those who cared for him the last years of his life. As a man of great faith and an enduring positive attitude, all who knew Wade loved and respected him.

He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Wright, his second wife Jane Case, and step-daughter Susan Dunn.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in his honor to Paralyzed Veterans of America; PO Box 758532, Topeka, KS 66675-8532 or Wounded Warriors Project; PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675. His ashes will be interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home and Crematory Inc. of Morehead City.

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Emmett Bowman Hinkle
Aug. 13, 1882 - Feb. 11, 1942

Emmett Bowman Hinkle
Aug. 13, 1882 - Feb. 11, 1942

EMMETT B. HINKLE, BROTHER CORSICANAN DIED IN DALLAS

DALLAS, Feb 12.—Emmett Bowman Hinkle, 59, 127 West Tenth, died in a local hospital Wednesday. He was in the oil business.

Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Lamar and Smith Funeral Home here Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Laurel Land Memorial Park.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tela Hinkle, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. L. L. Allison and Mrs. C. E. McKnight, both of Denver, Colo., and a brother, J. R. Hinkle, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 12, 1942
  • Buried in Laurel Land Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx.
  • h/o Tela Roxanna (Smith) Hinkle married Jul. 7, 1934 s/o John Hinkle and Lucy A. (Bowman) Hinkle
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Tony DeGeorgeo
Feb 9, 1870 - Oct 28, 1942

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR TONY DEGEORGEO

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning from the Church of the Immaculate Conception for Tony DeGeorgeo, 73, native of Italy and a resident of Corsicana for a half-century, who died here Wednesday morning.

Rites were conducted by the Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo; interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; one daughter, Mary Frances DeGeorgeo, Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. Sam Lobello, Dallas; two nephews, Nick DeGeorge and Tony DeGeorge, both of Dallas; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Tony Rufo, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were A. J. Williams, Sam Nagy, Joe Palmeri, Sr., Earl Pressly, T. A. McWilliams, and S. J. Palmeri.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Frances (Lobello) DeGeorgeo
May 3, 1884 - Mar. 21, 1962

Mrs. DeGeorgeo Dies Wednesday, Rites Friday

Mrs. Tony DeGeorgeo, long-time Corsicana resident but native of Italy, died Wednesday in Memorial hospital following a brief illness. She was 77.

Requiem mass will be said Friday at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic church with Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. DeGeorgeo came to America when a youngster and had resided in Corsicana 62 years.

Rosary will be said Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Corley’s.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Louis Kormos, Corsicana; four grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Glambrone, Donaldsonville, La., several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Chirafis, Sam Nagy, Frank Borsellino, Frank Kormos, Don Borsellino, Joe Palmeri, Benny A. DeGeorge, and Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr.

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Elizabeth (Gindle) Kormos
Feb 16, 1894 - Apr 30, 1976

Mrs. Kormos

Rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. tonight at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Elizabeth Kormos, 82, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with the Rev. John Fowler and the Rev. A. J. Merkel officiating. Burial will be at the Catholic cemetery.

She was a native of Hungary and had lived in Navarro County for 57 years.

Survivors include four sons, Louis Kormos of Corsicana, Frank Kormos of Richardson, Gene Kormos of Longview, and Rudy Kormos of Burkburnett; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Lang of Gladewater; 16 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a brother who lives in Rumania.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Joseph “Joe” Kormos, Sr.
Mar 19, 1882 - Aug 31, 1965

Thursday Rites For Joe Kormos

Funeral services for Joe Kormos, 83, retired farmer, 703 South Twenty-ninth street, will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor.

The Rosary will be recited at the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Kormos died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Tuesday morning.

Born in Hungary, Kormos had resided in Navarro county for 65 years. He formerly lived in the Roane and Emhouse areas.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Frank Kormos, Richardson; Rudy Kormos, Burkburnett; Louis Kormos, Corsicana, and Gene Kormos, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Glenn Lange, Gladewater; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Sam Nagy, Johnny Chirafis, Sammie Palmeri, Charlie Borsellino, R. T. Miller, Louis Territo, Don Borsellino and Leon Phillips.

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Joseph “Joe” Kormos, Jr.
Jan 2, 1917 - Nov 4, 1924

SEVEN YEAR OLD CHILD KILLED BY A RUNAWAY HORSE

Joe Kormos, Jr., aged 7 years, son of Joe Kormos, Sr., who lives on the Donald Smith farm near Drane, died last night as the result of injuries received yesterday afternoon when the horse he was riding from school ran away.

While running over a bridge the horse fell, and the child’s body was caught between the horse and the upright pieces of the bridge, and he was so injured that death followed at 8 o’clock last night.

The funeral of the child took place from the Catholic church at 3:30 this afternoon with interment in the Catholic cemetery, Father Graffeo officiating.

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Calvin Don Morris
abt 1924 -Dec 7, 2013

EDMOND — Calvin Don Morris, 89, died peacefully after a brief illness on December 7, 2013.

Born in Frost, Texas, to Othel Carol and Mattie Madonna Morris, he was raised in the IOOF Home for Widows and Orphans in Corsicana, Texas, which he remembered with great fondness. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1943 and served until 1946. After settling in Dallas, Texas, he met and married Madeline Jeannette Martin on March 1, 1947 and began his career in the motion picture industry. He traveled to theaters primarily in south Texas, distributing motion pictures for RKO, United Artists, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

His passions included the pursuit of the perfect golf game and the Dallas Cowboys. He had resided at Tealridge Retirement Community for the last seven years.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Madeline Jeanette Martin Morris; his brother Carol William Morris; his sister, Verna Opel Morris Buchanan and nephew, Martin J. Blackshaw.

He is survived by two daughters, Susan Newman and Donna Wight married to Preston; four granddaughters, Caroline Young, Kate Chittenden, Jeanette Stevenson, and Allison Williams. What made him smile the most are his great-grandchildren Hope Young, Eli Young, and Emma Kate Stevenson. Also numbered on his team are nieces Suzanne McKenna, Maria Bowie, Sarah Thompson, Stacy Kaiser and nephew Johan Morris; also, sister-in-laws Wilma Blackshaw and husband Lister, and Ann-Mari Romer Morris.

Our loving thanks to Sandy Sitter. A private burial will take place at Hopewell Cemetery, Wellsville, Mo.

If desired, contributions may be made to Grand Lodge IOOF of Texas, c/o Children’s Home, 3440 W. 2nd. Avenue, Corsicana, Texas, 75110.

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Mary Emma (Vancicle) Summers
May 22, 1884 - Jan 1, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY FOR MRS. MARY SUMMERS

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Summers, who died at her home here Saturday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley chapel. Interment was in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, Miss Rena Summers, Cayuga; Mrs. H. L. Blackman, Corsicana; Mrs. Bob Collins, Pickett; Mrs. Lemuel Keith, Dallas; Mrs. C. T. Gilmore, Corbet; two sons, Travis Summers, Corsicana; Edward Summers, Odell, several grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jake Teague, Grady Christie, Glenn Henson, Hoyt Blackman, Cap Brown and Frank Brandon.

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Essie Palina (Belt) Farmer
Feb 22, 1889 - Jun 17, 1944

MRS. C. M. FARMER DIED SATURDAY AT HOME IN PURDON

Funeral services for Mrs. C. M. Farmer, age 55 years, who died at her home in the Purdon community Saturday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Dresden church. Rev. Mr. Fisher conducted the rites. Interment was in Dresden cemetery.
Surviving are her husband, C. M. Farmer, Purdon; four daughters, Mrs. Winnie Johnson, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Ruby Hanks, Corsicana; Mrs. Carrie Mae Thomas, Purdon; Mrs. Oneta Foster, Dallas; two sons, J. W. Farmer, U. S. Army; Harvey Farmer, Purdon; a brother, Inmon Belt, Lawton, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. Will Ford, Hale Center; Mrs. Esma Frost, Happy; Mrs. Julia Sedlacek, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Norma Smiley, San Diego, Calif., and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Annie Rebecca (Norman) Johnston
July 11, 1872 - Nov 2, 1944

RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. A. R. JOHNSTON FROM BARRY CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Rebecca Johnston, 72, who died here Thursday morning, were held from the Methodist church at Barry Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Rev. Vernon White conducted the rites and interment was in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are a son, a daughter, five brothers, four sisters, a granddaughter and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Massengale, A. M. Russell, L. O. McGraw, George Mitchell, Raymond Worsham and Buell Robison.

Corley Funeral Home directed the rites.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 3, 1944
  • w/o Clyde Sims Johnston married January 23, 1906; d/o William Riley Norman & Mary Elizabeth (Williams) Norman
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rebecca Jane (Rainey) Robison
Nov 27, 1850 - Jul 21, 1944

Mrs. R. J. Robison Be Buried Sunday Dresden Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Robison, age 93 years, who died at Barry Friday morning, will be held at the Dresden Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Vernon White will conduct the rites and interment will be in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are three daughters, a son, 10 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Mary Catherine "Kate" (Smith) Haden
Aug 17, 1869 - Oct 24, 1958

Mrs. Kate Haden Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

Mrs. Kate Haden, 89, widow of the late C. A. Haden, 1440 West Park avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning, Mrs. Haden suffered a broken pelvis at her home Monday in a fall.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Ambrose Edens, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth.

Mrs. Haden was born in Rienzi, Miss., Aug. 17, 1869, and came to Texas in 1876. She was married to C. A. Haden, March 28, 1892.

Surviving are five daughters, Miss Clementenia Haden, Corsicana; Miss Mary Haden, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Tom Hooser, Frost; Miss Kathryn Haden, Fort Worth, and Mrs. A. T. Vandiver, Joshua; a son, Joel H. Haden, Oklahoma City; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Albert Fullerton, Allen Breithaupt, W. R. Kinnabrew, Gilmer Sheppard, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Jess Megarity, Byron Harwell, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr., and H. M Montgomery. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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James Edward Abbie
Dec 15, 1937 - Mar 13, 1990

JAMES ABBIE
James E. Bud Abbie Sr., 52, died March 13, 1990 at his residence.
Servces are 10 a.m. Saturday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Thurman Boatright officating. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. [Oakwood]
He was born and raised in Corsicana and served in the Air Force, Army and Navy. He was a past commander of the DAV No 223 and a member of the Chrisian Life Fellowship Church of Gun Barrel City.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Abbie of Tool; two sons, James E. Abbie Jr., of Portland, Texas, and Ted Abbie of Las Vegas; two daughters, Margie Starkey of Three Forks, Montana, and Debra Ware of Georgetown, Texas; one brother, Robert Abbie of Murphy, Texas; one sister, Mary Lea Murray of DeSoto; eight grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Ora Lee "Tucky" (Birney) Abbie
1915 - Jan 1977

MRS. ABBIE
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at te Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ora Lee (Tucky) Abbe, 62. resident of Corsicana, who died at Memorial Hospital Tuesday night.
The Rev. Mickey Loftis of Trinity Baptist Church will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.
She was a member to the Trinity Baptist Church and was a retired employee of the Corsicana Cotton Mill.
Survivors include her husband, Jack Abbie of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Arlene Kyser Neal of Huntsville; two grandsons, Brad and Paul of Huntsville; three sisters, Mrs. J. T. Goulding of Corsicana, Mrs. L.G. Grayson of Corsicana, and Mrs. Don Paschal of Kerens.

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Jewel Lee Hadley
Oct 6, 1912 - Aug 31, 1916

DIED LAST NIGHT.

Two Babies Will Be Buried This Afternoon.

Julia Lee Hadley, aged 4 years, died last night at Pursley, and the funeral will be held this afternoon.

C. W. Matthews, aged 1 year and 3 months, died at the home of his parents on North Beaton street last night. The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood.
[Dresden Cemetery]

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Loyd Campbell Hadley
May 20, 1909 - Oct 12, 1972

L. Hadley

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel For Loyd Hadley, 63, of Dallas, who died Thursday in Dallas.

Minister James Chamber will officiate. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Hadley was a native of Barry, a Dallas resident since 1969 and an employe of the Bethlehem Supply and Oil City Iron Works.

Survivors include his widow, of Dallas; a son, Rod Hadley of Dallas; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Hale and Mrs. Ethel Hale of Corsicana; and a brother, Dick Hadley of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Noah Wright, Robert Baldauf, Tom Campbell, Buford Cagle, Howe French and W. H. Tipton.

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L. Hadley

Services were at 2 p.m. Saturday at a local funeral home chapel for Loyd Hadley, 63, of Dallas, who died Thursday in Dallas.

Minister James Chambers officiated, and burial was in Dresden cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a son, two grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

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Mary Ethel (Price) Hadley
Nov 30, 1890 - Nov 18, 1975

Mrs. Hadley

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ethel Hadley, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Evergreen Nursing Home. The Rev. Luther Crawford will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden cemetery.

She was a native of Leon County, lived in Corsicana for 25 years, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Bonita Hadley of Houston; a grandson, Don Hadley of Houston; and a granddaughter, Miss Margaret Hadley of Houston; two great-grandsons; two sisters, Mrs. Dona Shipley of Chickasha, Okla. And Mrs. Bessie Taylor of Tulsa, Okla.; two nieces, Mrs. Harold Conner and Miss Betty Lewis, both of Corsicana; and other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will include G. W. Ward, W. L. Bunch, T. G. Haynes, George Chappell, T. G. Haynes, Georg Chappell, E. T. Powell, and Harmon Pope.

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Robert Lee Hadley
Nov 28, 1866 - June 19, 1942

ROBERT L. HADLEY DIED EARLY FRIDAY AT HOME AT DRANE

Robert Lee Hadley, age 75, died at his home at Drane early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Corley Chapel. Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Hadley, Oklahoma City; Clyde Hadley, Dresden; Douglas Hadley and Loyd Hadley, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. H. B. Hale, Mrs. B. D. Cagle, and Mrs. D. D. Hale, all of Corsicana, and nine grandchildren.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. L. HADLEY SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Robert Lee Hadley, aged 75, who died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D. D. Hale, near Barry Friday, were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock at the Corley Chapel.

Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, conducted the rites. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Hadley, Oklahoma City; Clyde Hadley, Dresden; Douglas Hadley and Loyd Hadley, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. D. D. Hale of Barry, and nine grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Francis Baldouf, G. A. Bell, D. D. Cagle, J. F. Hale, Jess Ford, and Norman Chambers.

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Robert Rudolph Hadley
Sep 21, 1888 - Apr 10, 1955

Salesman Dies Sunday Evening

Robert Rudolph Hadley, 65, salesman, 702 South Nineteenth Street, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night.

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

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, E. P. Hadley, Houston; two grandchildren; two brothers, W. C. Hadley, Dresden, and Dick Hadley, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. H. B. Hale and Mrs. D. D. Cagle, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. D. D. Hale, Barry, and other relatives.

Hadley was a native of Drane.

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Tuesday Services For R. R. Hadley

Funeral services for Robert Rudolph Hadley, 65, 702 South Nineteenth street, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, D. P. Hadley, Houston; two grandchildren; three brothers, W. C. Hadley, Dresden, and Dick and Loyd Hadley, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. H. B. Hale and Mrs. D. D. Cagle, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. D. D. Hale, Barry and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buddy Starks, Bruce Cagle, E. E. White, G. B. Walker, H. W. Temple and Harold Conner.

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Lizzie Mae (Curry) Hair
Jan 1, 1894 - May 15, 1941

RITES AT EUREKA FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. A. F. HAIR
Mrs. A. F. Hari, aged 47 years, of Eureka, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon at 4:45 o'clock.  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Eureka Methodist chruch with burial in the Post Oak cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Smith.
Mrs. Hair had resided in Navarro county for 27 years and at Eureka for five years.
Surviving are her husband, three sons, Milton Hair, Corsicana, Lonnie and Eugene Hair, both of Eureka; a daughter, Katherine Hair, Eureka; a sister, Mrs. P. B. Sullivan, Kemp; a half-brother, George Segal, Arizona.
Pallbearers were Robert Davidson, Earl Tarkington, D. H. Thomas, Fred Spence, Dan Tucker and J. M. Brewer.

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Barbara Diane Gilbreath
July 18, 1951 - Dec 19, 2013

Barbara Diane Gilbreath passed away on Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the age of 62.

Born on July 18, 1951, in Corsicana, she was a native of Tyler.

Diane was preceded in death by a son, Gregory Wynne McElroy; and a granddaughter, Carlie Michelle Nugent.

She is survived by her husband, Randall Gilbreath of Yantis, Texas; daughters, Melissa and husband Kirk Wells of Springtown, Texas, Christina and husband Scott Janecka of Corsicana, and Stephanie and husband Chris Nugent of Charlotte, N.C.; stepchildren, Torrie Heuerman and husband Bobby Heuerman, Justine Gilbreath and David Gilbreath; grandchildren, Cole, Clay and Kalie Wells, Brooke and Brynne Janecka, Cayla and Michael Nugent, Kortnie and Kasey Gilbreath and Heather Gilbreath; her parents, Lawrence and Doris McMillan of Corsicana; her in-laws, Boyd and Vada Gilbreath of Yantis, Texas; brother, Lynn McMillan; sister, Joann Wrenn; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013, at Rock Hill Cemetery in Quitman, Texas.

In lieu of flowers a Benevolence fund has been set up in memory of Diane Gilbreath at Cornerstone Community Church. Funds will be used to help families in need. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 836, Springtown, TX 76082.

"In all things God works for the good in those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28

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Dr. Kenneth E. Speak
Apr 14, 1926 - Dec 23, 2013

Dr. Kenneth E. Speak, D.O., 87, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 23, 2013.

He was born April 14, 1926, in Keokuk, Iowa to parents Orvil Orris and Hazel Blanche (Berry) Speak.

Kenneth graduated from Keokuk Senior High School in 1944, where he was a member of The National Honor Society and The National Athletic Honor Society, he also received the Bausch and Lombe Science Award. After graduation he joined the United States Army, where he served in the Air Corps. After leaving the military Kenneth attended college in Iowa and graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri.
He practiced medicine at the old hospital in Athens, then opened a private practice in Frankston. He also worked in Mabank, Seven Points, Dallas (Pleasant Grove), Kerens, in California, a short time in Alaska as well as for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in Tennessee Colony and MHMR in Mexia. Dr. Speak was one of the few doctors that made house calls for his patients and has delivered countless babies during his career, including his own granddaughter at home, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Kenneth was a very soft spoken gentle man that had the patience we should all strive for. He was a Christian that lived for the Lord and was a great example for many. He served as a deacon in his church and had donated his medical services in Haiti on a missionary trip. Kenneth loved people and was very sociable. He had a special love for animals.
His friends called him “Doc”, Ken or simply Dr. Speak and he never met a stranger. Kenneth had many roles: husband, father, brother, son, uncle, grandfather, doctor, friend, mentor and role model.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy Jean, whom he wed on Feb. 6, 1956 and at the time of her passing were married 57 years; and one brother, Richard Speak.

Survivors include his children, Bruce Speak, Kathy Inmon, and Kim Carty and her husband Russell Carty, all of Kerens, and Wendy Colburn and her husband Shane Colburn of Midlothian; his grandchildren, Cody Speak of Trinidad, Jeremy Speak of Malakoff, Joshua Speak of Tool, Alex Inmon of Tyler, Kendall Hutson of Mabank, Zak Inmon of Kerens, Tyler, Blake, and Brett Colburn of Midlothian, Tori, Tanner, and Rachel Carty of Kerens, and Rebekah Speak of Kerens; and by great-grandchildren.

Visitation was held Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home in Mabank.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home, with graveside services at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank.

Arrangements by Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home, Mabank.

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Carson Eugene Long
Jan 30, 1939 - Dec 25, 2013

Carson Eugene Long passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013.

He was born in Corsicana on Jan. 30, 1939.

Survivors include three sons, Carson Eugene Long Jr. Of Wilmer, Charles Timothy Long and wife Jennifer Keaton Long of Stuart, Fla., and Stephen Brooks Long and wife Ernestine Arredondo Long of Houston; three grandchildren, Aaron Michael Long of Ennis, Taylor Nicole Long and Rebecca Kathleen Long of Stuart, Fla.; three siblings, Chester Wayne Long of Balch Springs, Martha Long Tally of Flower Mound, and Betty Long DeMoss McCrory of Arlington.

A private memorial service will be held for family and friends in Stuart, Fla.

Carson's family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to Country Meadows Health and Rehab where he has received love and care for several years.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Naomi Lamb Patrick
Dec 21, 2013

Naomi Lamb Patrick, 76, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Graveside rites and Interment were held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at the Eureka Cemetery in Eureka with Pastor Gary Johnson officiating. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Cecil Mae (Cummings) Ray
May 6, 1920 - Dec 23, 2013

Cecil Mae Ray, 93, passed away peacefully on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Legends Oaks Healthcare Home in Ennis.

She was born in Altus, Okla. on May 6, 1920. She married Webb Ray on Aug. 16, 1934, and lived in Chatfield until January of 2013. She was a member of the Chatfield Methodist Church for over 70 years. She retired from Texas Miller Hat Factory and worked in the cafeteria at Rice I.S.D. for 22 years. She was a great lover of animals and loved to cook.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Johnnie and John Cummings; husband, Webb Ray; brother, John Robert Cummings; and grandson, Michael Wayne Ray.

Survivors include her son, Uyliss Ray and wife Shirley of Ennis; two daughters, Kathy Ellington and husband Pat of Georgetown, and C. J. Whitacre of Grandury; seven grandchildren, Suzanne, Teresa, Greg, Bryan, David, Scott and Chris; 13 great grandchildren, Niki, Scarlett, Jarred, Tiffani, Allie, Brianna, Colby, Olivia, Sony, Luke, Owen, Lucy and Beau; three great great grandchildren, Aravis, Addie and Jaiden.

Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

A celebration of her life will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Keith Diggs officiating.  Internment will be at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bryan Whitacre, David Whitacre, Scott Ellington, Chris Ellington, Kevin Hamm and Scarlett Hamm.

Honorary pallbearers will be Niki, Tiffani, Allie, Jarred, Breanna and Colby.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Cohl Wayne Bruner Daniels
Nov 1, 2013 - Dec 20, 2013

Cohl Wayne Daniels, 1 month, of Corsicana, passed away Dec. 20, 2013.
Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Louise (Russell) Drain
Oct 19, 1919 - Dec 15, 2013

Mrs. Louise Drain, 94, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 19, 1919 in Barry to parents Elmer Lee and Mabel Cruse Russell.

She was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Artis E. Drain; parents; sister, Elzie Brown; and a brother, J.W. Russell.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth Drain and wife Rita of Kerens; daughters, Sandy Inscore and Kay Moore of Tyler; grandchildren, Mark Drain, Tim Drain, Paul Drain, Phyllis Layfield, Bryan Moore, and Monica Thorn; eight great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Earle Gray of Fort Worth; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park with her nephew, Rev. Russell Brown officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family request memorial contributions be made to Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to a charity of choice.

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Barbara Glynn (Taylor) Stokes
Nov 13, 1931 - Dec 20, 2013

Barbara Glynn Stokes, 82, of Mexia, passed away Dec. 20, 2013 in Corsicana.

Barbara was born Nov. 13, 1931, in Beaumont, to Orvill Glynn and Sadie Faye Dunn Taylor. She worked in the administrative office at Six Flags, the IRS, was a Realtor for Century 21 and retired from Texas Power and Light’s clerical department. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Barbara devoted her life to God and her family and friends.  She was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Wayne Taylor.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis M. Stokes of Mexia; daughter, Brenda Gayle Scott and husband Bill of LaGrange; granddaughter, Kimberly Chambers; grandson, Jerrod Scott; great-grandchildren, Cody Scott and William Chambers; cousin, Audrey Fae Dunn; nephew, Mark Taylor and wife Nona; great-nieces and nephew, Allison, Wayne D. Taylor II and Jennifer; sister-in-law, Nona Taylor; step-sons, David Stokes and wife Sue of Cleburne, Ronnie Stokes and wife Betty of Corsicana, Cary Stokes of Springfield, Mo., and Kevin Stokes and wife Lupe of Wiley; step-grandchildren, Scotty, Laurie, Ryan, Rene, Melissa; and four step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Blair-Stubbs Chapel in Mexia with the Rev. Rick Gray and the Rev. Michael King officiating. Interment was in the Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse.

Pallbearers were Mark Taylor, Wayne D. Taylor II, Jerrod Scott, Jess Whisler, Randy Teel and Scott Moore.

Arrangements by Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home, Mexia.

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Robert Spivey High, Sr.
Aug 6, 1895 - Apr 13, 1963

Robert S. High Dies Saturday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 13—(Spl.)—Robert S. High, Sr., 67, life-long Blooming Grove resident and business and civic leader, died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church here, of which he was a member, with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor, and Dr. Finis A. Crutchfield of Dallas, a relative.

High was formerly mayor of this community and was formerly an election judge. He was a veteran of World War 1, and Mason. He was retired from the insurance business and was a stockman.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bertha High, Blooming Grove; a son, Robert S. High, Jr., Dallas; a brother, Will Roy High, Austin, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Crawford, R. C. Smith, H. S. Whorton, Frank Taylor, Reagan Grounds and Joe D. Huffstutler.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Benjamin Franklin Hines
Mar 3, 1906 - Sep 23, 1963

B. F. Hines Of Kerrville Dies

B. F. Hines, formerly a resident of Blooming Grove, died in Kerrville Monday morning.

Funeral arrangements are pending at McCormick Funeral Service at Blooming Grove.

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Tuesday Rites For B. F. Hines

BLOOMING GROVE, Sept. 24 (Spl.)—Funeral services for B. F. Hines, 57, retired farmer, who died in a rest home in Kerrville Monday morning, will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service chapel here. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. George Bearden, Ennis, former pastor of First Baptist Church here.

Hines was a native of Pinkston and spent most of his life in the Blooming Grove area. He had been at Kerrville four months.

Surviving are two brothers, John A. Hines, Kerrville, and Ralph H. Williams, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. W. H. Cagle, Blooming Grove; an aunt, Mrs. Julia Slay, Knoxville, Tenn., and other relatives.

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Virginia “Jennie” (Hollingsworth) Hitt
Apr 28 1874 - Apr 13, 1960

Mrs. Hitt Dies Here Wednesday

Mrs. Jennie Hitt, 85, native of Alabama, 912 West Eighteenth avenue, died in Memorial hospital early Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church.

Mrs. Hitt had resided in Corsicana 15 years.

Surviving are two sons, Herman Hitt, Corsicana, and Howard Hitt, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. A. R. Rogers, Cleburne, and Mrs. W. J. Cloud, Eastland; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

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Thursday Rites For Mrs. Hitt

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Hitt, 85, of 912 West Eighteenth avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

A native of Alabama, she had resided in Navarro county for a number of years.

Surviving are two sons, Herman Hitt, Corsicana, and Howard Hitt, Blooming Grove; two daughters, Mrs. A. R. Rogers, Cleburne, and Mrs. W. J. Cloud, Eastland; nine grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Duncan, Johnny Leyendecker, Lee Welch, A. D. Burleson, Ed Aston, and B. V. Hatley.

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Claude Hollingsworth
Dec 22, 1895 - Oct 28, 1974

C. Hollingsworth

Claude Hollingsworth, 78, died Monday at the Marlin Veterans Administration Hospital in Waco.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Kotch Funeral Home Chapel, Waco. The Rev. Lester Adams will officiate at a graveside ceremony at the Dresden cemetery near Blooming Grove.

Born in Frost, Hollingsworth farmed near Corsicana until he moved to Waco in 1944.

He is survived by three sons and one daughter; J. O. Hollingsworth, Baytown; Claude A. Hollingsworth, Longview; Jimmy Hollingsworth, Waco and Mrs. Shirley Friends, Waco.

Also surviving are five brothers; Will and Harvey Hollingsworth both of Frost; Jim and Clyde Hollingsworth, both of Blooming Grove and Roy Hollingsworth, Mertens. His surviving sister is Mrs. Eula Jackson, Frost.

Hollingsworth had 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

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Glenda Faye Hollingsworth
May 15, 1937 - Mar 2, 1940

Dresden News.

DRESDEN, March 7—(Spl.)—Glenda Jean, little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dollie Hollingsworth died suddenly last Sunday as she was being carried to a Corsicana hospital. She was sick just a short time. This was such a shock, as no one knew she was sick.

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Nellie

HORSE, LEADER MANY CORSICANA PARADES, IS DEAD

“Nellie” is dead. With all ceremonies befitting a beloved and faithful horse, she was buried Wednesday atop “Lookout Point,” a high hill on the pasture in which she had roamed for the past three years.

“Nellie,” a 28-year old pinto mare, belonged to Fred M. Allison, Jr., since his seventh birthday, 17 years ago, a gift of an oil company. She had been put in an Oklahoma oil field for gaugers to ride, and from there led a horse’s “dream life.”

She will be remembered as the red and white mare that led all the Corsicana parades down Beaton street, as the horse that opened the “grand entries” at the Corsicana Livestock Shows each fall at the fair ground, and as the horse that has been ridden by nearly every boy and girl in this city.

Many years ago, two little girls, who are now grown young ladies, were riding “Nellie.” “Wonder shy this horse was named “Nellie,” one questioned the other.

“Well, I guess it’s because she’s ne’lly red and ne’lly white,” the second little girl replied.

“Nellie” spent her early days in Arizona. After she was brought to Corsicana, she spent many years carrying her master and his friends to and from school. Later was used for cattle work on the Allison ranch, and has spent the last years of her life there, roaming the pastures at her own free will.

She is survived by “Dollie,” her offspring, filly, who has taken “Nellie’s” place in leading parades and doing ranch activities.

Her master, who is now serving with a veterinary medical squadron in Fort Reno, Okla., was notified of “Nellie’s failing condition Monday night by telephone. In tears, he replied, “The United States army is the only thing that can keep me from coming home to say good-bye to Ol’ “Nellie”.”

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Betty Sue (unk) Haile
Feb 25, 1921 - Aug 29, 2005

Betty Sue (Granny) Haile, age 84, of Navarro Mills died Monday Aug. 29, 2005.

Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 1, 2005, at the Dresden cemetery with the Rev. Troy Sykes officiating.

Family will receive friends from 6- 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005, at the Boze-Mitchell- McKibbin Chapel in Italy

To view an online obituary or leave the family a personal tribute, visit the Web site at www.bozemitchellmckibbin.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

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Dealy D. Hale
Nov 19, 1890 - Feb 22, 1963

Saturday Rites For D. D. Hale

Final rites for D. D. Hale, 71, Route l, Barry, farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor of the West Second Avenue Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Route 1, Barry; two brothers, H. B. Hale, Corsicana, and J. I. Hale, Blooming Grove; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lowell Reed, Leone Reed, Marshall Massengale, John Bewley, George Watson and Roy Massengale.

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Cleo Chester Hall
Oct 25, 1913 - Nov 28, 1960

C. C. Hall Dies Monday Morning

Graveside rites will be held at the Dresden cemetery Wednesday at 2 p.m. for Cleo Chester Hall, 47, native of Dresden who died in Odessa Monday morning.

Services for Hall, a carpenter and resident of Odessa for a number of years will be held in Odessa Tuesday at 2 p.m.

Surviving him are a sister, Mrs. J. L. Young of Route 1, Barry; a number of uncles and aunts.

Corley Funeral Home will handle local arrangements.

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Nora Magdaline (James) Hall
Feb 8, 1869 - Jul 13, 1959

Former Resident Dies Waxahachie

Mrs. Gola Renfro has returned from Waxahachie where she has been staying with her sister, Mrs. Beula Griffin, after the recent death of their mother, Mrs. Nora Hall, age 90.

Services for Mrs. Hall on July 15 in Waxahachie, where she had made her home for about 16 years, were followed by interment in Dresden cemetery. Boze-Mitchell Funeral Home directed arrangements.

Surviving were the two daughters, five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

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Bessie Ellen (Smithen) Hardaway
Feb 14, 1894 - June 8, 1949

Mrs. Hardaway Dies Wednesday; Rites Incomplete

Mrs. L. G. Hardaway, aged 55 years, of Carthage, died in a Galveston hospital Wednesday morning. The family formerly resided near Blooming Grove.

Funeral services are planned for Thursday afternoon with burial in the Dresden cemetery, but arrangements are incomplete at press hour Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are her husband of Carthage; three sons, Clifton and Leonard Hardaway, both of Denton, and Clifford Hardaway, Carthage; four daughters, Mrs. H. M. Libhard, Corsicana; Mrs. R. P. Truelove, Roscoe, and Misses Georgia Pearl and Mary Catherine Hardaway, both of Roscoe.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. Hardaway Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. L. G. Hardaway, aged 55 years, of Carthage, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Provident Baptist Church on South Sixteenth street. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. C. Morrissett, Mrs. Hardaway was reared near Blooming Grove. She died in a Galveston hospital Wednesday.

Surviving are her husband of Carthage, three sons, Clifton and Leonard Hardaway, both of Denton, and Clifford Hardaway, Carthage; four daughters, Mrs. H. M. Libhart, Corsicana; Mrs. R. P. Truelove, Roscoe, and Misses Georgia Pearl and Mary Catherine Hardaway, both of Carthage.

Pallbearers were Cecil McBride, Edwin McBride, Lonnie McBride, H. C. Smithen, M. C. Farmer, A. T. Hardaway and Tommy Burkholder.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Robert James Hargrove
Nov 11, 1851 - Apr 30, 1929

Kosse Man Dies In Local Hospital Tuesday Afternoon

R. J. Hargrove, aged 77, of Kosse, died at the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday afternoon, after an illness of about two weeks. The body was taken to Blooming Grove by the McCormick Undertaking company for interment.

The deceased was a bachelor, and had been visiting his niece, Mrs. A. Freeman of Barry when he became ill. It is not known whether other relatives survive.

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BARRY

BARRY, May 1.—(spl.)—R. J. Hargrave, who has been with his niece, Mrs. A. Freeman, for past few weeks, died at the Navarro County Hospital, Corsicana Tuesday afternoon.

Bruce McCormick, undertaker of Blooming Grove, had charge of the body which was brought to the home of Mrs. T. C. Boswell, sister of the deceased, from which place funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, after which the I. O. O. F. lodge of his home town, Kosse, took charge of the body which was laid to rest at Dresden.

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William Alonzo Hargrove
Feb 15, 1863 - Nov 6, 1950

W. A. Hargrove Dies On Monday; Rites Pending

William Alonzo Hargrove, aged 87 years, died at the home of a son, Odett Russell, Interurban Boulevard, Monday shortly before noon.

Funeral arrangements were in complete early Monday afternoon.

Born February 14, 1863, in Rapides Parish, La., Hargrove came to Navarro county when three years of age and had resided in and around Corsicana since that time. He was a member of the Church of Christ since early childhood.

Surviving are three sons, Robert E. Hargrove and Odett Russell, both of Corsicana, and Billy K. Hargrove, Ash Fork, Ariz.; several grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Wm. A. Hargrove Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for William Alonzo Hargrove, 87, who died here Monday morning, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Bill Gibson, Kerens Church of Christ minister.

A native of Louisiana, Hargrove had resided in this section since three years of age.

Surviving are three sons, Robert E. Hargrove and Odett Russell, both of Corsicana and Billy K. Hargrove, Ash Fork, Ariz.; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. L. Taylor, R. E. Denbow, J. L. Gaines, Ollie Watkins, O. L. Sikes and Henry Slate.

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Ettie May Haws
Oct 16, 1880 - Oct 31, 1956

Miss Mary Haws Rites Thursday

Miss Mary Haws, 76, of Barry died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday night.

Funeral services were held from the Barry Methodist church Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey pastor of the church.

A native of Illinois, Miss Haws had resided at Barry since 18 years of age.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Eva Gibson, Coagate, Okla., and Miss Josie Haws, Barry, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lowell Reed, Leone Reed, Doyle Moore, Cecil Moore, Zilna Moore and Robert Luther.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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James William Haws
Dec 18, 1888 - Aug 30, 1928

IN REMEMBERANCE OF JIM W. HAWS.

Jim W. Haws was born in Missouri, Dec. 18, 1888, and passed away Aug. 30, 1928. He had been sick only six short days, with that dreadful disease, pneumonia.

Oh, how he suffered no one knows but the ones that stood over his bedside, trying to care for him during his illness. All was done that loving hands could do, but God saw fit to take him home out of his suffering, where there will be no more sad partings.

Jim came to Texas when only a small boy, where he has spent most of his life. He had been living in the Barry community for some time, where he was living at the time of his death. He was married to Miss Verna Moore of the Cottonwood community. To this family was born three children, two girls, Etheline and Pauline, and one son, Percy.

Jim was a fine friend, and was always ready to do every kind deed for you that he knew how. When only a young man, he was called to serve in the World War, where he was in real service for about nine months.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife and children, and also an aged father and mother, and three sisters. He also had many relatives and friends. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Dietz of Frost, and Rev. Bell of Barry at the Dresden tabernacle, with interment in the Dresden cemetery.

A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled.

‘Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart,
‘Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words,
“We must forever part.”

Dear one, we must lay thee,
In a peaceful grave—embrace,
But thy memory will cherish,
Till we see thy smiling face.

A true friend,
FRANKIE WILLIAMS.

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Josie Haws
Jan 26, 1892 - May 21, 1963

Miss Haws Of Barry Expires

Miss Josie E. Haws, 73, of Barry died in Memorial hospital Tuesday. Native of Missouri, she came to Navarro county as a small child.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Barry Methodist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Robert Ingram, pastor of the Barry and Emhouse Methodist churches.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Eva Gibson, Coalgate, Okla., and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jim Grimmett, Wesley Coker, Lowell Reed, James E. Watson, Robert Luther and Doyle Moore.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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William Percy Haws
Dec 11, 1922 - Oct 12, 1957

World War Vet Dies Saturday

William Percy Haws, 35, of Barry, died in the VA Hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, Saturday.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Saturday afternoon, but will probably be held from the Methodist church at Barry Sunday afternoon.

Haws was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Barry; mother, Mrs. Verna McDonald, Barry, and two sisters, Mrs. Henry Ray Nicholson, Barry, and Mrs. Clarence Travis, San Antonio.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Wm. Perry Haws Services Sunday

Funeral services for William Perry Haws, 34, of Barry, who died in the Veterans Administration Hospital at Lisbon, near Dallas, Saturday, were held from the Barry Methodist Church Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Lindsey, Methodist minister of Little Rivers, formerly of Barry, and Rev. Coy Ellis, pastor.

Haws was a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are his wife and three sons, Dale, Kenneth and Doyle Haws, all of Barry; mother, Mrs. M. S. McDonald, Barry; two sisters, Mrs. Etheline Nicholson, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Pauline Travis, San Antonio and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Johnston, Dallas; Calvin Rich, Dallas; Frank Taylor, Blooming Grove; Roy Massengale, Weldon Reed and Roger Johnson, all of Barry.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mont Hayes
May 30, 1896 - Mar 5, 1950

Coolidge Farmer Dies Sunday In Local Hospital

Mont Hayes, 53, Coolidge farmer, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Monday afternoon with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Hubbard and Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Pursley, Baptist minister.

A native of Kentucky, Hayes formerly resided at Richland, Purdon, and Mt. Calm before moving to Coolidge.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Irvin Jasper Hayes and Raymond Leslie Hayes, and a daughter, Margaret N. Hayes, all of Coolidge; mother, Mrs. Lola Hayes, Purdon; four brothers, Floyd Hayes and Eldridge Hayes, both of Purdon; John Hayes, Mart, and Lawrence Hayes, Palestine; and a sister, Mrs. Annie Griffin, Richland.

Pallbearers were Leroy Tidwell, Virgil Tidwell, Porter Tidwell, A. E. Matthews, Roy Dowd and Marvin Dowd.

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Jon Claude Hollingsworth
June 26, 1946 - June 26, 1946

INFANT CHILDREN OF MR. AND MRS. J. O. HOLLINGSWORTH DIE

Funeral services for the infant son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hollingsworth, Corsicana, Route 3, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Monday morning, were held at the Hamilton cemetery
[Dresden cemetery] Monday afternoon where interment was made. The twins were born at the hospital Sunday night.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Rebecca Ann Hollingsworth
June 26, 1946 - June 26, 1946

INFANT CHILDREN OF MR. AND MRS. J. O. HOLLINGSWORTH DIE

Funeral services for the infant son and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Hollingsworth, Corsicana, Route 3, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Monday morning, were held at the Hamilton cemetery 
[Dresden cemetery] Monday afternoon where interment was made. The twins were born at the hospital Sunday night.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Maudie B. (Swaner) Hollingsworth
May 20, 1901 - Jun 5, 1974

Hollingsworth

WACO—Funeral services for a former Corsicana area resident, Mrs. Claude (Maudie) Hollingsworth, 73, Waco, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Kotch Funeral Home Chapel in Bellmead. The Rev. Lester Adams will officiate. Graveside services will follow at 4:30 p.m. Friday at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

She died Wednesday in a Waco nursing home.

Surviving are her husband of Waco, three sons, J. O. Hollingsworth of Baytown, Claude A. Hollingsworth of Longview and Jimmy Hollingsworth of Waco; one daughter, Mrs. Shirley Frields of Waco; four brothers, Bill and Eddie Swaner of Waco, Lester and Chester
Swaner of Axtell; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys White of Waco and Mrs. Vera Mathis of Axtell; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Lou Lorene (Simpson) Hopkins
Oct 14, 1906 - Aug 1972

Mrs. Hopkins

BLOOMING GROVE—Mrs. Homer Hopkins, 66, a resident of Blooming Grove the past 15 years, died Tuesday about 11 a.m. in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home in Corsicana after a long illness.

A lifelong resident of this county, she was a member of the Blooming Grove Church of Christ.

Funeral arrangements are pending at McCormick Funeral Home here.

She is survived by her husband, a sister, Mrs. Imogene Graham of Dallas; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Hopkins

BLOOMING GROVE—Services were at 2 p.m. Wednesday at McCormick Funeral Chapel in Blooming Grove for Mrs. Home Hopkins, 66, a resident of Blooming Grove who died Tuesday in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home in Corsicana after a long illness. Dennie Crecilus, minister, officiated; and burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, a sister and several nieces and nephews.

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Samuel Clinton Hornsby, Sr.
Jul 22, 1896 - Feb 28, 1966

Hold Services S. C. Hornsby

Funeral services for S. C. Hornsby, 69, Route 1, Frost, who died with a heart attack Monday morning, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Larry Ramsour, Baptist minister of Troup, former pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of the church.

Hornsby was a veteran of World War 1.

Surviving are his wife of Route 1, Frost; two sons, A. P. Williams, Viet Nam, and W. W. Williams, Jennings, La., four grandchildren, a brother, Charlie Hornsby, Crowley, La. And other relatives.

Pallbearers were Martin Thompson, E. L. Slater, Inmon Slater, Billy Hargrove, John Oden and Will Barnes.

Griffin directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 2, 1966
  • h/o Dorothy (McWhirter) Williams-Hornsby (son Samuel Clinton Hornsby, Jr. buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Babyland, Beaumont, Tx.)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dr. Arthur Neal Brown
Apr. 23, 1860 - Dec. 18, 1941

DR. A. N. BROWN DIED AT RICHLAND THURSDAY AFTERNOON

PRACTICING PHYSICIAN IN NAVARRO COUNTY FOR 50 YEARS BURIED FRIDAY

Dr. Arthur Neal Brown, 81, practicing physician in Navarro county for more than half a century died at his home in Richland Thursday afternoon conducted by the Rev. Louis E. Tucker of the Methodist Church. Interment was in Richland cemetery.

The deceased was born in Mississippi on April 23, 1890, but came to Texas with his parents when quite small settling first in Wood county. When he was about fifteen years old the family moved to Navarro county and made their home near Old Rhea.

Beginning his study of medicine, Dr. Brown was graduated from the Missouri Medical College in St. Louis in 1887 and began his practice at Richland. The Missouri College is now the medical branch of Washington University at St. Louis. He retired from active practice about ten years ago.

He was firs married to Miss Willie Patrick, and after her death many years ago, married Miss Eliza Shelton who survives. Also surviving are six children including Mrs. O. R. Smith of Waco, W. P. (Pat) Brown of Corsicana, A. N. Brown, Jr., of Richland, Mrs. Fred H. Shuster of Dallas, and Misses Beryl and Electra Brown of Richland; eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Arrangements were handled by Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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