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Robert Lee Barnes
Apr 25, 1872 - Dec 28, 1956

Barry Services For R. L. Barnes

Funeral rites for R. L. Barnes, 84, of Blooming Grove, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the Barry Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Ramsey, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Barnes died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife of Blooming Grove; three sons, A. C. Barnes, Troup; W. K. Barnes, Barry and R. D. Barnes, Corpus Christi; three daughters, Mrs. S. H. White, Ethel, Miss.; Mrs. A. S. Albritton and Miss Dorothy Barnes, both of Port Arthur; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ida Ward, Lamesa; a brother, W. H. Friday, Pittsburg, Texas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dutch Barton, Miller Reid, Dr. George E. Neese, Marshall Massengale, Leon Reed and Jeff Henderson.

Corley directed.

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Charles Ervin Barton
Sep 23, 1928 - Jan 7, 1932

DRESDEN NEWS.

DRESDEN, Jan. 14.—(Spl.)—The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Barton who died Thursday with diphtheria was buried Friday in Dresden cemetery.

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Shirley Ann Beeman [TWIN]
Oct 31, 1943 - Oct 31, 1943

Rites Held Monday At Dresden Cemetery Shirley Ann Beeman

Funeral services for Shirley Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Beeman, were held at the Dresden cemetery, where interment was made, at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Bell conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Sharon; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Beeman; grandmother, Mrs. L. A. Alderman, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directs the arrangements.

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Virginia Lee "Vergie" (Wood) Berry
Apr 28, 1894 - Jul 26, 1954

Mrs. Virgie Berry Rites Tuesday

DAWSON, July 27.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. Virgie Berry, 60, who died at her home here, Monday, were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Navarro Mills Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. L. B. Fowler, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. W. T. Allman and Rev. Obie Nelson.

Survivors include her husband, J. E. Berry, Dawson; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Raley and Mrs. Dorothy Adams, both of Dawson; three step-children, Aubrey Berry, Dawson; Hobart Berry, Stamford; Mrs. Annie Pollard, Hubbard; a nephew, Weldon Wood, Dawson; three brothers, Ed Wood, Waco; Bob Wood, Blooming Grove; Spruce Wood, Corsicana; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Jerry Lynn Berryhill
Sep 9, 1949 - Nov 16, 1949

Rites For Child Held On Friday

Funeral services for Jerry Lynn Berryhill, aged two months, who died Wednesday, were held from the Purdon Baptist church Friday afternoon with burial in the Dresden cemetery. Rev. Robert Fling, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church, Ennis, conducted the rites.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Travis G. Berryhill; a brother, Roger Dale Berryhill, and grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McCluney and Mrs. G. M. Berryhill, all of Ennis.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Audrey Earnestine (Aiken) Blackmon
Jul 22, 1926 - Nov 11, 2010

Audrey E. Blackmon

ALVARADO—Audrey E. Blackmon, 84, died Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010.

Service is 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, at the Clayton Kay Vaughn Funeral Home Chapel in Alvarado, Texas. Burial will be in Dresden cemetery in Blooming Grove.

She was born July 22, 1926, in Vidor, Texas.

Survivors include a daughter, Rebecca Gustine; sons, Ron Blackmon and Earnest Blackmon; three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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  • Clayton Kay Vaughn Funeral Home - Friday, Nov. 12, 2010
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jova Perez
Feb 15, 1945 - Dec 16, 2013

Jova Perez, 68, of Dallas passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2013. Visitation and Rosary will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at
Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jova Perez, 68, passed away December 16, 2013 in Dallas. She was born February 15, 1945 in Mexico to Severiano Perez and Fransiscia Almanzan.

Rosary will be 7 pm - 9 pm Friday, December 20, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be 9:30 am Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cresencio Banda, Orlando Banda, Sabino Perales, Apolonio Perales, Marcos Garcia, Jorge Galicia.

She is survived by her husband Jose Carmen Banda Rios, mother Fransisca Almazan, sons, Cresencio Banda, Orlando Banda; daughters, Felicitas Perales, Leticia Perales, Reyna Banda, Carmen Banda, Adela Banda; sons in law, Sabino Perales, Apolonio Perales, Jorge Galicia, Marcos Garcia; daughters in law, Maria Banda, Carina Arredondo. Numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and appreciated her.


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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Jose Carmen Banda Rios; d/o Severiano Perez & Fransiscia Almanzan

Gracie Faye (Franks) Grace
Aug 1, 1930 - Dec 11, 2013

Mrs. Gracie Faye Grace, 83, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11,
2013 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. Graveside services were held at
12 noon Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Dr.
Mark Luera officiating. An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Gracie Faye Grace obituary.

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Gracie Faye Grace, age 83, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village. She was born in Navarro County on August 1, 1930 to Willie and Mary Franks.

Gracie was a life long resident of Corsicana. She and her husband, J.C.
Grace owned and operated Grace Sewing Center before retiring.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her son, Farron Claude Grace.

She is survived by her daughters; Johnnie Faye Wood and husband, Jack, Linda Miller and husband, Terry and Gracie Diane Grace; her grandchildren; Lauren Stokes and Monica Nguyen and husband, Andy and one great-grandchild, Drew Nguyen.

Graveside services are scheduled for Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 12:00PM at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Johnnie Claude Grace; d/o Willie Franks & Louise (Johnson) Franks

Evelyn Doris (Lee) Wilson
Apr 13, 1923 - Dec 24, 2013

Evelyn Lee Wilson, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed from this life on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.

She was born in the St. Elmo Community near Winkler on April 13, 1923, to Sam and Estelle Lee. She came to personal faith in Christ at the age of 17. After graduating from Streetman High School as Valedictorian in 1940, she moved to Dallas to complete a course of study at the Metropolitan Business School. She then returned to Corsicana to serve as secretary to Mr. Ed Dillard in the AAA (Agricultural) Office at the Navarro County Courthouse. It was after the end of World War II that she met David Woodrow Wilson. The couple married June 28, 1946. In the coming years they made worldwide news through United Press International upon the births of their three children, born three years apart, all on July 13, also the birthday of Evelyn’s mother.

She was a long-time member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana, serving as her Sunday school class treasurer for many years and as a member of the Pate Bible Study Circle. She also served several years as a Training Union leader for children in the Primary age group. She often expressed appreciation for the fine Bible teaching she received from the pastors and teachers at the church. Throughout her children’s Sam Houston Elementary School years, she served as an officer of the PTA and a room mother. She was inducted as an Alumna-By-Choice of Baylor University in 1999. Evelyn worked alongside her husband in building the family business, Wilson Electric.

She was preceded in death in 1980 by her husband of 34 years, David Woodrow Wilson Sr.

Survivors include her children, David W. Wilson Jr. and wife Mary Beth of Corsicana, Betty Wilson and husband Ron of Waco, and Jane Wilson of Dallas; grandchildren Jennifer Chakmakjian and husband Stephen of Waco, John Wilson and wife Laura, of Hamden, Conn., Elizabeth Pillans and husband Justin, and Trey Wilson and wife Cara, all of Corsicana, and Mary Kathryne Wilson of Tyler; as well as four great-grandchildren, Caleb, Katie, and David Chakmakjian, all of Waco, and Noelle Wilson of Hamden, Conn. She is also survived by a sister, Estelle Shelton of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Stephen G. Hatfield and the Rev. B.F. Risinger Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Stephen Chakmakjian, Carl Lee, Chip Sargent, Lee Shelton, John Wilson and Trey Wilson.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the Music Ministry of First Baptist Church, Corsicana.

The family expresses heartfelt appreciation to Dr. Kent Rogers and the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for their loving care.

Evelyn will be greatly missed, but all who love her take comfort that she has met her Savior face-to-face and is now united with many loved ones.

“..and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.” (Rev. 21:4). This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Selma Ann (Anderson) Baggett
Aug 27, 1950 - Dec 22, 2013

Selma Ann Baggett, 63, of Emhouse passed away Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was born Aug. 27, 1950 in Corsicana.

Ann was a great cook, and her children believed she made the best enchiladas and banana nut cake around. She had a way with roses, making flowers grow when others had given up. She loved Boston Terriers. Ann came from a large, lively family that gathered often for great family times in Emhouse. She was a member of Emhouse Baptist Church.

Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Keely Selmer Anderson and Lois Ann Easterling Anderson; her husband Vestal Ray Baggett; sister Mary Willis; and niece Renee DeRusha McMahon.

She is survived by children Sam and wife Leslie Kirk, William and wife Deanna Kirk, and Dawn Owen; grandchildren Johnny Owen, Sidney Kirk, Jordan Kirk, Skylar Kirk, and Haley Owen; sister Georgia Christine Holcomb and husband Roy Don; and brother Martin DeRusha. She is also survived by best friend Kay Bowman, as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Ann chose cremation, and there will be a private graveside service at Pattison Cemetery in Emhouse at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the House of Refuge, the Navarro County Food Pantry, or The Salvation Army would be appreciated.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Emily Agnes (Matula) Maggard
Apr 20, 1939 - Dec 25, 2013
 


Mrs. Emily A. Maggard, 74, of Emhouse, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Emhouse. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. John Nader officiating.

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Mrs. Emily A. Maggard, 74, of Emhouse passed away on Wednesday, December 25, 2013 in Emhouse, Texas. She was born on April 20, 1939 in Dallas, Texas to parents, Frank John and Mary Ann Matula.

She was a member of the Emhouse United Methodist Church. She loved being outdoors, gardening, mowing the grass, and taken care of her family. She really enjoyed watching cooking shows, and a hot cup of coffee.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude “Buddy” Maggard; son, John Hoyt Isaacs; parents; brothers, Charles, Tom, and Frank Matula; and a sister, Doris Payne.

She is survived by her son, Bobby C. Isaacs of Rice; daughter, Doris Ann Rowe and husband Scott of Emhouse; grandsons, John Daniel Isaacs of Garland and Cody Scott Rowe of Emhouse; granddaughters, Hanna Nicole Davis and husband Jasper of Benton, AR and Chelsea Elizabeth Heaton of Emhouse; brother, James Matula and wife Gertrude of Dallas; sister, Katie Bouska and husband Charlie of Ennis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Pattison Cemetery with the Rev. John Nader officiating.

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

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  • w/o Claude "Buddy" Maggard; d/o Frank John Matula & Mary Ann (Peters) Matula

Herman Hampton Gillen
Aug 17, 1928 - Dec 16, 2013

Herman Gillen, 85, resident of Emhouse passed away Monday morning, Dec. 16, 2013 at his residence. He was born Friday, Aug. 17, 1928 in Cryer Creek to John and Lois Gillen.

He was a member of the Emhouse Methodist Church and a member of the American Quarter Horse Association, loving his horses over many years. He enjoyed showing his horses and roping. He also raised grey hounds. Herman worked for Crown Petroleum for 28 years in Corsicana. He was a natural baseball player and still played slow pitch later in life. He also loved to weld for the community. He farmed for many years in the Emhouse area.

Herman married Reta Patricia Eidson of Corsicana on Oct. 26, 1957. They lived in Emhouse and were married for 56 years.

He was preceded in death by his youngest son, Randy Hampton Gillen; parents and brother, Loyd Gillen of Cryer Creek.

He is survived by his wife Reta; three children, Danny Gillen and wife Terri of Mildred, Paula Trojeck and husband Eric of Ennis and Rhetta Wasinger of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jeremy Crawford, Amie O'Dell, Cody Trojeck, Katie McMullen, Amanda Dodds, Misty Gillen, Jake and Dalton Wasinger; nine great-grandchildren; sister, Jaynie Johnston and husband David and Sue Drain all of Emhouse.

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

Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. Gary Johnson and Rev. Alison Humann officiating.  Pallbearers will be Jeremy Crawford, Samuel O'Dell, Cody Trojeck, Akram Dodds, Jake Wasinger, Dalton Wasinger and John David Johnston. Honorary Pallbearers will be Larry Melton, R.C. Warmack, Jimmy Nicholson, Hugh Nicholson, Don Taylor and Adam McMullen.

The family would like to thank Dr. Rogers and his staff, the staff at Family Care of Texas Home Health and Bristol Hospice. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Pattison Cemetery at 8265 NW County Road 1250, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Win "Bill" Warren Davison Jr.
Feb 22, 1961 - Dec 22, 2013

Win "Bill" Warren Davison Jr., 52, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 22, 2013. No services are scheduled. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Virginia Jones Avant
Unknown - Dec 13, 2013
 

Virginia Jones Avant passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013, at the Corsicana Cowboy Church, 5864 West State Highway 31. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
 

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Larry Arthur Melton
abt 1944 - Dec 11, 2013

Larry Arthur Melton, 69, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at his residence in Forney. He was cremated and a private service was held for family in Arlington. He was a native of Corsicana.

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Michael Sample
Mar 25, 1961 - Dec 14, 2013

Michael Sample, resident of Richland Chambers Lake, passed away Saturday evening, Dec. 14, 2013 at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.

He was born March 25, 1961 in DeSoto to David Sample and Dorothy Clark Sample. He is a 1980 graduate of Palmer High School. He also served in the United States Army from 1980-1984 as a Sergeant in the 82nd Airborne.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn Sample; children, Alysha Sample and Jacob Sample and wife Lisa; mother, Dorothy Sample; father, David Sample and his wife Barbara; two brothers, Curtis Sample and Bryan Sample; and one grandchild, Jaedon Langley.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Dewey Osteen
Apr 3, 1918 - Dec 11, 2013

Funeral services for Dewey Osteen will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013 at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman. Rev. Houston Garner, Dr. Mike Lawson, and Rev. Steve Rice will officiate. Military honors will be rendered by the Sheppard Air Force Base Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Walker, Casey Walker, Morgan Reynolds, Ben Williams, Bill Gray, Jeff Brown, Jordan Davis, and Andy Fisher. Dewey Osteen, 95, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at Texas Health Presbyterian-WNJ.

Dewey was born April 3, 1918 in Silver City, Texas to the late John and Pearl (Poole) Osteen. S/Sgt Dewey Osteen joined the United States Air Force in November 1942 and served overseas with the 351st Bombing Group. He was awarded the bronze star for meritorious conduct with military operations against an enemy of the U.S. while serving as group draftsman and N.C.O. in charge of the map room.

Mr. Osteen moved to Sherman in 1958 and was in the lumber business until the mid 1970s. He was a homebuilder for many years and a member of the Local Home Builders Association where he served as a director. Dewey was also a realtor for over 40 years. He owned Osteen Realty for 27 years before merging with Century 21/ Dean Gilbert Realty. In 2009, Dewey was honored by the National Association of Realtors with the status of Realtor Emeritus for over 40 consecutive years of membership with the Greater Texoma Association of Realtors.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; and Leslie Kenney.

Mr. Osteen is survived by two daughters, Debbie Walker and husband John of Sherman and Vicki Reynolds and husband Mark of Allen; “special friend” Dorothy Brown and her children, Jeff Brown, Jennifer Fisher and husband Andy, and their daughter Chloe. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Brandon Walker, Casey Walker, Haley Walker, Ashleigh Davis and husband Jordan, and Morgan Reynolds; one great grandchild (on the way); and two nieces, Sandra Walters of Hallsville and Diana Palsgrove of Malabar, Fla.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 at Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Euda Allyne (Drain) Dosser
Aug 31, 1914 - Dec 16, 2013

Euda Allyne Dosser, 99, went to be with the Lord Monday December 16, 2013.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 29th at 1pm at Griffin-Roughton Chapel in Corsicana, Texas.

Mrs. Dosser was born in Emhouse, Texas on August 31, 1914. She married Elton William Dosser at the stroke of midnight January 1, 1940. She was a wife, homemaker and the mother of two boys, Don and Randy.

She was a resident of Dallas and Oklahoma City for many years, then Star Harbor for 20 years before moving to Corsicana in 1995. Mrs. Dosser was a member of the First Baptist Church of Malakoff before she transferred to First Baptist of Corsicana.

Mrs. Dosser was also a member of the Eastern Star since 1948.

Euda leaves behind a very loving and caring family. Son, Don Elton Dosser and wife Toni, grandson Scott and his wife Holly, great grandchildren Justin & Reilee, grandson Brian and wife Karen, great granddaughters Kelsey, Kayla and Krista. Son, Randy Darr Dosser and his wife Peggy, grandson Michael and granddaughters Kaitlyn Dosser and Brandi Montgomery and husband Brian and Brandi's mother and step father, Barbara & Tim Cox.

She also leaves behind a brother-in-law; Wilson Dosser and a number of wonderful nephews and nieces; Godley's, Drain's, Hill's, Dosser's & their families.

She was proceeded in death by her loving husband, Elton in 1999, brother Neylan in 2003 and sisters Jewell and Eloise in 2008.

Euda loved people and was always interested in keeping up with family and friends and loved to be of service anywhere she could.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers a donations to a charity of your choice in Euda’s name would be appreciated.

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Euda Allyne Dosser, 99, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 16, 2013. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Wilmer Doolen Chambliss
Dec 17, 1907 - Dec 9, 1943

W. D. CHAMBLISS RITES BE HELD AT CAMPBELL CEMETERY

Funeral services for W. D. Chambliss, who died at Conroe will be held at the Campbell cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock where interment will be made. Masons will have charge of the service at the grave.

A brief service will be held at Conroe Monday morning at 10 o’clock for Chambliss and the body will be brought overland here for burial.

Corley’s funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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RITES ON MONDAY CAMPBELL CEMETERY FOR W. D. CHAMBLISS

Funeral services for W. D. Chambliss, who died at Conroe were held at Campbell cemetery Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with the Masons in charge at the grave. Services were held at Conroe Wednesday before the body was brought overland for interment in Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Conroe; three daughters, four brothers, W. H. Chambliss, Corpus Christi; Carl Chambliss, Pampa; Vernon Chambliss, Sweeny; Wayne Chambliss, W. S. Army; six sisters, Mrs. Robert Wilkins, San Francisco, Cal.; Mrs. W. M. Johnson, Winkler; Mrs. T. H. Eubank, Kilgore; Mrs. D. C. Eubank, Mobile, Ala.; Mrs. Clyde Brown, Dallas; Mrs. Raymond Hester, Odessa, and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Laura Amanda (Gill) Woodard
Sep 3, 1856 - May 21, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. LAURA WOODARD WERE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura A. Woodard, age 86, years, who died at her home, 214 South Fourteenth street Friday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. A. A. Peacock officiated. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Joe E. Woodard, Coushatta, La.; Bascom Woodard, Fort Worth; three daughters, Mrs. Vola Banks, Corsicana; Mrs. R. R. Couch, Grand Prairie; Mrs. W. P. Brown, Corsicana; a brother, Jimmie Gill, Cleburne; A sister, Mrs. F. L. Cox, Corsicana; 29 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arthur Woodard, Roy Ivie, Francis Cox, Elbert Cox, B. F. Wright, J. D. Skinner and Frank Young.

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William “Willie” Womack
Oct 25, 1858 - Feb 23, 1943

WILLIE WOMACK IS BURIED WEDNESDAY; DIED TUESDAY NIGHT

Funeral services for Willie Womack, age 84 years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of his sister, Mrs. Charles E. Love on the Corbet road. Revs. W. R. Hall and E. F. Bohmfalk, conducted the rites. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

Mr. Womack died Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. Love with whom he had lived for the past several years. He had been a resident of Navarro county for a number of years.

Surviving are Mrs. Love and a number of nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were his nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon directed the arrangements.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Andehson
Died Feb. 1949

Corbet

CORBET, Jan. 12.—(Spl.)--Funeral services were held last Monday at the Campbell cemetery for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Danny Andehson.

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Oscar McCandless
Oct 1879 - Jul 2, 1919

Buried at Dresden Yesterday.

Friends and relatives of Mr. H. P. McCandless are sympathizing with him over the loss of his brother, Oscar, who died at Carlsbad, Texas, on Tuesday, July 2, 1919, and was brought here for interment at Dresden Cemetery July 4th. Mr. McCandless met the remains of his brother at Blooming Grove, and was accompanied by his wife and son, H. R. Jr., cousins, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Walker. Many beautiful flowers were sent from here by loving and sympathizing friends as a token of respect to Mr. McCandless and family.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 5, 1919
  • Brother to Hermon Richard McCandless, Sr. buried in Restland, Dallas, Texas; s/o John G. McCandless & Lenora G. (Nelson) McCandless
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Frank W. Brown
Dec 28, 1906 - Jan 25, 1977

Frank Brown

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Baker Funeral Chapel in West Columbia for former Navarro County resident Frank W. Brown, 71, of Old Ocean who died today in Sweeney.

Graveside services will be at 5 p.m. Thursday at Dresden Cemetery under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

He was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Old Ocean Baptist Church.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Ethyl Brown of Old Ocean; a brother, Thomas L. Brown of Houston; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Wooley, Mrs. Lillian Huddle and Mrs. Carrie Lokey, all of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be A. D. Farmer, Billy Farmer, Jackie Farmer, Bill Smith, Vernon Owsley and Don Henderson.

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Laura Ann (Thomas) Curry
May 03, 1870 - Dec 20, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER HELD AT DRESDEN FRIDAY

Mrs. Laura Ann Curry, aged 76 years, resident of Frost, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night at 10 o’clock following a lingering illness.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Dresden. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn of Blooming Grove.

A native of Grimes county, Texas, Mrs. Curry had resided in Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are a son, Sam Curry, Constable, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Linnie Warren, Waco, and Mrs. Elsie Warren, Raleigh; ten grandchildren and three sisters, Mrs. Hattie Rankin, Caldwell, Mrs. Fannie Wingard, Shiro, and Mrs. Claud Brinson, Temple, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

Pallbearers were R. T. Curry, M. C. Curry, Weldon Warren, Wendell Warren, Buck Warren, and Joe Dean Warren.

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Mary Ethel (Hardman) Perry
Jul 12, 1892 - May 24, 1945

MRS. F. L. PERRY DIED ON THURSDAY; RITES HELD FRIDAY

Mrs. F. L. Perry, aged 52 years, died at the family residence, 1603 West Ninth Avenue, Thursday evening.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. H. Baldridge, pastor of the church. Mrs. Perry was a long-time resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; a daughter, Frances Perry, Corsicana; five sons, Chester Perry, U. S. Navy; Otis Perry, McAlister, Okla.; Wayman Perry, Corsicana; James H. Perry, USAAF, in the Phillippines, and Glenn Perry, Corsicana; three brothers, Sam Hardman, Dallas; E. C. Hardman, Littlefield, and Norman Hardman, McLean; two sisters, Mrs. Ollie Grantham, Wichita Falls, and Mrs. Ruth Brim, Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Eunice (Woodard) Reeder
Dec 13, 1904 - Oct 1, 1949

Mrs. E. A. Reeder Funeral Monday Dresden Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. Eunice A. Reeder, 44, of Jester, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Dresden Cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, E. A. Reeder, Jester; four daughters, Mrs. Letha Knight, Hermandale, Mo.; Mrs. Verrena Luce, Fort Worth; Mrs. Gladus Wellborn, Levelland; and Mrs. Wanda Sue Spurrier, Lamesa; five sons, J. F., Jerry V., Thurl C. and Ronnie Jerome Reeder, all of Jester, and Monroe Reeder, Levelland; father, Monroe Woodard, Jester; four brothers, Arthur Woodard, Levelland; Cecil Woodard, Gladewater; Owen Woodard, Dallas, and Burnice Woodard, Sundown; four sisters, Mrs. Clara Franks and Mrs. Florence Rhea, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ethel Coffey, Levelland, and Miss Mamie Woodard, Jester; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Frank B. Burnham
Oct 17, 1862 - Jun 16, 1949

Funeral services for F. B. Burnham, aged 87 years, who died at his home in Walnut Springs Thursday, were held Friday afternoon with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Minister Fred McClung of Corsicana.

Burnham had resided in the Raleigh community until a year ago when he moved to Walnut Springs.

Surviving are his wife of Walnut Springs; four step-children, Mrs. J. A. Brister, Walnut Springs; Mrs. A. A. Dickson, Corsicana; Mrs. R. J. Wallace, Houston, and L. F. Arnold, Crisp; a brother, Dan Burnham, Athens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Shorty Hollingsworth, Harvey Hollingsworth, June Barnett, Otto Harry, Tonnie Perkins and Home Cates.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William M. "Willie" Burdell
Aug 11, 1900 - Dec 8, 1956

Willie Burdell Fatally Injured Saturday Night

Willie Burdell, 53, of Angus, was fatally injured Saturday night when he was struck by an automobile on South Fifteenth street, extension, near the drive-in theatre. His death is the twenty-first traffic fatality in Navarro county in 1956.

Deputy Sheriff Dude Blackmon who investigated said that E. G. Allen of Corsicana, employed at a filling station on Highway 75 a short distance southeast of the theatre, was driving to work and was blinded by the lights of an approaching automobile. When he saw the pedestrian walking on the pavement, it was too late to avoid striking him, the officer said.

Burdell was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic in a Griffin ambulance.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. P. Carroll, pastor of the West Third Avenue Baptist church.

Burdell formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Arnett Libhart, Angus, and Mrs. G. R. Patterson, Richland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. M. Cates, N. D. Coker, Malcolm Smith, G. W. Pritchett, E. C. Whittenburg and M. E. Parker.

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Alton Lee Burnett
Jul 31, 1916 - May 8, 1966

Double Rites For Burnetts Held Tuesday

Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. Alton Lee Burnett of Dallas, killed in an auto mishap near Richland Sunday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Jimmy Williams, pastor of the Powell Baptist church, conducted the rites.

Mr. Burnett was buried in the Dresden Cemetery and then the cortege proceeded to Mexia where Mrs. Burnett was buried in the Mexia City cemetery.

Albert Ray Evans, 33, Dallas, driver of the truck involved, was not seriously hurt and was dismissed from the Memorial hospital after treatment Sunday.

Mrs. Burnett, 51, a native of Navarro county, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Britton, Annendale, Va.; three sons, Joe P. McSpedden, and R. H. McSpedden, Jr., both of Dallas, and David McSpedden, Mexia; mother, Mrs. D. D. Phillips, Mexia; three brothers, Raymond Phillips, Dallas, O’Neal Phillips, Pasadena; Billy Joe Phillips, Highlands; a sister, Mrs. W. W. Crowley, Mexia and eight grandchildren.

Mr. Burnett, 49, is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Britton, Annedale, Va.; three stepsons, three grandchildren, a brother, Ed Burnett, Lancaster; two sisters, Mrs. R. T. Gowan, Eureka and Mrs. Bill Bell, Orange, and other relatives.

Mr. and Mrs. Burnett’s deaths are the seventh and eighth traffic fatalities in Navarro county for 1966.

Pallbearers were A. C. Frazier, O. A. Rutherford, I. N. Gotcher, T. C. Lowe, Allen Jamison and J. R. Bush.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 10, 1966
  • 1st wife Pansy Pauline (Powell) Burnett 2nd wife Iva Nina (Phillips) McSpedden-Burnett buried in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Texas
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Pansy Pauline (Powell) Burnett
Apr 14, 1916 - Jan 1, 1956

Monday Services For Mrs. Burnett

Mrs. A. L. Burnett, 39, of Powell, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. O. Southerland, Tyler Baptist minister, formerly pastor of the Powell Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Powell; a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Britton, San Antonio; a brother, Talmadge Powell, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Carl Wayne McClendon, Dealon Ware, Murray Allsup, R. E. Layfield, J. W. Sheffield and William Bolen.

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Francis Youree "Frank" Braly
Oct 10, 1853 - Mar 10, 1944

CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to take this method of thanking and expressing our appreciation for each act of kindness and sympathy rendered during the illness of our beloved husband and father. Especially do want to thank the nurse who was so faithful to the end; the kind neighbors for the nice dishes. We also thank you for the beautiful floral offerings. May God’s richest blessings be bestowed on each and everyone of you is our fervent prayer—Mrs. F. Y. Braly, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Newburn, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Braly, Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Reed, Mr. and Mrs. Rube Braly, Mr. and Mrs. John Braly, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Welch, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Braly, Mr. and Mrs. Bettie Braly and Grandchildren.

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James Andrew Brister
May 21, 1887 - Jun 7, 1973

J. A. Brister

Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Brister Lawson Chapel in Meridian for J. A. Brister, 86, of Walnut Springs, who died Thursday at Meridian, Tex. M. L. Daniels, Church of Christ minister, will officiate. Graveside services are set for 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

He was a retired school teacher, a member of the Church of Christ, a native of Navarro County, and had lived in Walnut Springs since 1946.

His wife, the former Minnie Arnold, preceded him in death in 1969.

Survivors include a son, W. N. Brister of Walnut Springs; and a granddaughter, Charlene Brister of Dallas.

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Ruby May Brister
Dec 19, 1909 - Apr 7, 1970

12 Treated In Emergency

Twelve persons were received in emergency Tuesday, four from a major accident which resulted in a fatality, at Memorial Hospital.

Brought in from a two-car accident .2 of a mile south of Corsicana on S. EH 45 Tuesday at 6:40 p.m. were: Miss Ruby Brister, 60, 1318 N. Beaton St., who was transferred with critical injuries to Baylor Hospital in Dallas where she died about 9:30 p.m.

Mrs. Ada Brister, 78, mother of the fatal accident victim and resident of the same address, who was transferred with serious head injuries to Baylor Hospital for neuro surgery.

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Miss Brister Rites Pending

Funeral arrangements are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Miss Ruby Brister, who died Tuesday at 9:20 p.m. in Baylor Hospital in Dallas, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident Tuesday afternoon in Corsicana.

Miss Brister is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ada Brister of Corsicana; two brothers, Elbert Brister of Houston and Norman Brister of Dresden; two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Ward of Alpine and Mrs. Andren Yenchik of Dallas.

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Miss Brister Funeral Set

Funeral services will be held at Griffin Funeral Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. for Miss Ruby Brister, 60, who died Tuesday night in a Dallas hospital of injuries received in a traffic accident.

The Rev. William Horick, pastor of Cental Methodist Church of which she was a member, will officiate, assisted by Rev. B. W. Johnson. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Ada Brister of Corsicana; three brothers, J. L. Brister and Elbert Brister, both of Houston and Norman Brister of Dresden; and two sisters, Mrs. Andrew Yenchik of Dallas and Mrs. W. B. Ward of Alpine.

Pallbearers will be Ordway Ferrell, J. D. Melton, Thomas H. Furra, Noel Furra, Leland Kattner and Jack Kenney.

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Zora Frances (Dodson) Brister
Apr 9, 1911 - Apr 6, 1972

Mrs. Brister

MERIDIAN—Mrs. Wendell Brister, 60, of Walnut Springs, wife of a former Navarro County man, died Thursday morning in Meridian.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Brister-Lawson Chapel in Meridian with Dr. Richard Cutter officiating. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dresden Cemetery near Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Brister was born April 9, 1911, in Sommerville County, Tex. And had been a resident of Walnut Springs for the past 58 years. She was married to Wendell Brister on June 30, 1937 and was a member of the Christian Church.

Survivors include her husband; one daughter, Mrs. Wilford Don Roberts of Plano; and several nieces and nephews.

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Ora Elizabeth (Wright) Nevill
Jul 31, 1898 - May 11, 1946

RITES PLANNED FOR MRS. ORA ELIZABETH NEVILL ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ora Elizabeth Nevill, aged 47 years, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday morning, will be held from the West Side Church of Christ Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by James E. Johnson, minister of the church.

Surviving are her husband, A. B. Nevill, Corsicana; four sons, Dariel, Edwin, Harmon and Clarence Nevill, all of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. Ward Johnson, Wilbroux, Montana; Mrs. Lois Delgado and Misses Doris and Bessie Nevill, all of Corsicana; eight brothers and a sister.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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William Marion "Red" Cook, Jr.
Nov 13, 1862 - Oct 14, 1946

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR W. M. COOK WITH BURIAL AT DRESDEN

Funeral rites for W. M. (Bud) Cook, aged 83 years, who died at the family residence, 418 West Fifth avenue, Monday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. W. Shivers of Lewisville and Rev. Rose of Athens.

A native of Rusk county, Texas, Cook went to Henderson county when three years of age and resided there until 1892 when he came to Navarro county. A member of the Navarro County Democratic executive committee for about 30 years, Cook was a prominent political figure in Navarro county. He resided in the Black Hills community until a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Jesse, Willie and Ernest Cook; two daughters, Mrs. Otis Steward and Mrs. Harvey Davis, all of Corsicana; a brother, Jesse C. Cook, Denison; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Carpenter, Post, and Mrs. Jimmie Rogers, Athens; 15 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Walter Hamilton, A. T. Smith, C. V. Breithaupt, O. S. Rich, Dick Dixon and G. C. Poarch.

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Funeral Rites for Mr. Cook On Wednesday

Funeral services for William Cook, 83, who died at his home in corsicana Monday night, were held Wednesday, October 6, (sic) at 2:30 o'clock at the Corley Funeral Chapel in that city.

The service were (sic) conducted by the Rev. L.W. Shivers of Lewisville and the Rev. L.D. Rose of Athens. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Mr. Cook was a native of Rusk County, and was reared near Eustace in Henderson County. He lived in this county from the age of three until he moved to Navarro County in 1892.

He was election judge and member of the Navarro County Democratic Executive Committee at Black Hills for more than 30 years, and was long prominent in political and other circles until he moved from Black Hills a few years ago.

Surviving are his wife; three sons, Jesse, Willie and Ernest Cook; two daughters, Mrs. Otis Steward and Mrs. Harvey Davis, all of corsicana; one brother, Jesse C. Cook of Dennison; two sisters, Mrs. Pearl Carpenter, Post, and Mrs. Jimmie Rogers of Athens; and 15 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Athens Weekly Review; Athens, Henderson County,Texas; 24 October 1946

George Washington Gan, Sr.
Oct 27, 1886 - Nov 12, 1934

Purdon Farmer Was Buried At Dawson Monday Afternoon

PURDON, Nov. 13.—Funeral services for George Gan, who died in Waco Sunday afternoon from a heart attack, were held in Dawson at 3:30 Monday afternoon.

Mr. Gan was a prominent farmer in this community and had lived her for several years.

Surviving are his wife and five children.

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Minnie Edna (Hadley) Cagle
Oct 16, 1893 - Feb 25, 1971

Cagle Rites Set Friday

Mrs. Minnie Cagle, 77, lifelong Corsicana resident and member of the College Hill Church of Christ, died early Thursday in Memorial Hospital. She was a native of Drane.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. J. Leathal Roberts, pastor of College Hill Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Raymond Cagle, Corsicana; Buford Cagle, Dallas, and Bruce C. Cagle, Waco; one daughter, Mrs. A. G. Harper, Odessa; two grandchildren; two brothers, W. B. Hadley, Corsicana, and Lloyd Hadley, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. H. B. Hale and Mrs. D. D. Hale, both of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

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Cagle Rites

Funeral services were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Minnie Cagle, 77, who died Thursday, J. Leathal Roberts, pastor of College Hill Church of Christ of which she was a member, officiated. Burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were C. M. Starks, Earl Jones, Leon Phillips, Frank L. Leathers, Robert Baldauff and Howe French.

She survived by three sons, one daughter, two grandchildren, two brothers, two sisters and several nieces and nephews.

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Larry Gene Calhoun
Oct 28, 1960 - June 30, 1966

Hold Services Denton Child

Larry Jean Calhoun aged five years, died in Denton Friday morning.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Church of Christ with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. F. Sanders, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

A number of relatives survive.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Albert Leonard Morton
Jul 17, 1885 - Jan 13, 1957

Retired Farmer Dies At Dresden

Albert L. Morton, 71, retired farmer, native Texan, died at his home at Dresden late Sunday afternoon. He had resided in Navarro county 40 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Dresden Methodist Church Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Adcock, pastor of the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Addie Morton, Dresden; four sons, Sam Morton, Hubbard; Loyd Morton, Dresden; Percy Morton, Dresden, and W. D. Morton, Stinnett; four daughters, Mrs. J. A. Hales, Dresden; Mrs. C. V. Messina and Mrs. Billy Ferguson, both of Galveston, and Mrs. J. R. Cunningham, Stinnett; a brother, Aud Morton, Sherman; a sister, Mrs. O. L. Wilson, Pottsboro; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Reagan Grounds, Earl Hollingsworth, Don Cunningham, Dean Melton, Francis McGovern and Winston Knight.

Corley will direct.

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Novella Florence (Vest) Brown
Jul 21, 1883 - Dec 13, 1957

Former Resident Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Novella Frances Brown, 74, who died Friday at Laird Hill following an extended illness, were held in Laird Hill Saturday morning. Graveside services will be held at Dresden Cemetery Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Mrs. Brown formerly resided in Corsicana.

Mrs. Brown is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. H. L. Gunlock, Dallas; Mrs. Hugh Braley, Pasadena; Mrs. E. L. Boyd, Houston; Mrs. R. E. Ross, Kilgore; Mrs. B G. Stokes, Groveton; Mrs. Loyd Burton, Kilgore, and Mrs. L. L. Johnson, Longview; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Priddy and Mrs. Callie Tull, both of Fort Worth; and four brothers, Tom F. Best, Purdon; Ed and Henry Best, both of Fort Worth, and John Coleman Best, Inglewood, Calif., and other relatives.

McCammon directs local arrangements.

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William Derastus "Will" Cheek
May 6, 1882 - Dec 24, 1957

Wm. D. Cheek Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Wm. D. Cheek, aged 75 years, who died of a heart attack at his home, 410 West Tenth avenue, Tuesday afternoon, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Wichita Avenue Methodist church pastor of Fort Worth, formerly of Corsicana.

Cheek resided in the Dresden community prior to moving to Corsicana nine years ago. He was a retired farmer and was employed at Burson and Pearson Florists.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jessie Cheek, Corsican; a son, Richard Cheek, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. J. C. Puckett, Corsicana; a brother, Grafton Cheek, and a sister, Mrs. W. D. Chapman, both of Portales, N. M.; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Pearson, Elwood Ferrell, Norman Brister, Johnny Puckett, Herman Hitt and Fred Bone.

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Estella Belle (Gardner) Fitzgerald
Jan 1, 1881 - Oct 7, 1957

Mrs. Fitzgerald Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Stella Fitzgerald, 76, who died in Dallas Wednesday, were held Saturday at 10:30 a. m. from the Lamar and Smith Chapel in Dallas with Rev. Charlie Murphy officiating.

Graveside rites were held Saturday 2:30 p.m. at the Dresden Cemetery with Corley in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Fitzgerald resided in Drane and Corsicana prior to moving to Dallas.

Surviving are a son, William W. Fitzgerald, Dallas; a granddaughter, Sandra Joyce Fitzgerald, Minnesota, and other relatives.

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Amos Lee Carroll
Aug 20, 1880 - Aug 5, 1957

Former Dresden Resident Expires

BLOOMING GROVE, August 5.—(Spl.)—Amos L. Carroll, 77, formerly of Dresden, died at his home in Mullin, Texas, Sunday morning.

Rites will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Methodist church in Dresden, with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Rev. Denzil Wright, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church, will conduct.

Surviving are his wife of Mullin; three sons, Virgil, Kenneth and Loyd Carroll, all of Mullin; a daughter, Mrs. F. M. McGarr, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. W. D. Allen, Sr., Nacona, and Mrs. Joe M. Brown, Corsicana; a brother, R. A. Carroll, Blooming Grove; several grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Brenda Sue Vaught
Dec 8, 1954 - Jan 23, 1957

Thursday Rites For Small Child

Brenda Sue Vaught, aged two years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ocie Lee Vaught of Cryer Creek, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. P. Carroll.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Dianne and Cathy Marie Vaught, all of Cryer Creek, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Mosley, Cryer Creek, and Mrs. Laura Florence Williams, Angus.

Pallbearers will be Willie Odis Mosley, W. G. Libhart, H. M. Libhart and J. C. Libhart.

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James Ernest “Jim” Taylor
Apr 3, 1886 - Aug 1, 1957

Friday Services For Jim Taylor

Funeral services for Jim Taylor, 71, who died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday, will be held from the First Christian church Friday at 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree, district Methodist superintendent.

A life-long resident of Navarro county, he served as county commissioner of Precinct 1, 1941-1945, and prior to that time was a county road official. He was president of the Dresden Cemetery association for several years.

He was a member of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are two sons, Gideon Taylor, Harlingen, and James E. Taylor, Jr., Waco; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Logan, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jack Ducount, Dallas; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a brother, January Taylor, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Thornell and Mrs. Cecil Foster, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Josephine Brown, Ardmore, Okla.; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wesley Edens, Jr.; Lester Pattison, Harry Clowe, Owen Beeman, Leon Stough and Henry Slate.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 2, 1957
  • h/o Susie (Pinchback) Taylor married Sep. 21, 1908 s/o Gideon Christian Taylor and Patsy Smith “ Pattie” (Haden) Taylor buried in Dresden cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Grafton Cheek
Aug 17, 1890 - Nov 14, 1958

Grafton Cheek Services Held

Funeral services for Grafton Cheek, 63, retired, World War 1 veteran, who died in New Mexico Friday, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Cheek was a native of Dresden and resided in that community for a number of years. His home was in Portales, N. M., for the past several years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. W. D. Chapman, Portales, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were members of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion.

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Therrell Keen Miller
Jul 26, 1920 - Jun 1, 1952

Sgt. T. K. Miller Services Sunday

Funeral services for M-Sgt. Therrell Ken Miller, 31, of Purdon, U. S. Air Forces, were held from the First Baptist Church in Purdon at 2 p.m. Sunday. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Foster. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Sgt. Miller died in Germany of a heart attack June 1.

Surviving are his wife of San Antonio; two sons, Robert Sterling Miller, Round Rock, and Larry Craig Miller, San Antonio; mother, Mrs. Creola S. Miller, Purdon; three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Harris, Emhouse; Mrs. Eloise Simmonds, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Oderra Burleson, Abilene.

Members of the American Legion were pallbearers. A firing squad from Connally Air Force Base, Waco, participated in the graveside rites.

Corley directed.

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Walter Jackson Rhodes
Feb 22, 1882 - Jul 13, 1952

W. J. Rhodes Dies Sunday Morning

W. J. Rhodes, 74, long-time Navarro county resident, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel at 3 p.m. Monday. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church.

He was a native of Waco, and made his home at Route 1, Corsicana, for many years. He resided with a son, Grady Rhodes, here.

Surviving are three sons, Grady Rhodes, Corsicana; Carl Rhodes, Sundown, and Oran Rhodes, San Jose, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. T. E. Hanes, McFarland, Calif., and Mrs. Allen Cornwell, Beaumont; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Tom Rhodes, Marlin; Duff Rhodes, Waco, and Claud Rhodes, Boston, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Powers, Otto, and Mrs. H. P. Paul, Austin, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. W. McClendon, Lester Atkins, Frank Cartlidge, Wylie Hardin, L. C. (Jake) Cook and Earl Brown.

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Ezra Donald Compton
July 29, 1879 - Dec 14, 1952

D. Compton Dies Sunday Morning

D. Compton, 73, retired, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Missionary Baptist church Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

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

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Donald Compton, Houston, and Jim Compton, Terrell; three daughters, Mrs. Ollie Doolin, Sweeney; Mrs. Gladys McDowell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Mattie Morris, Nederland; three sisters, Miss Nora Compton and Mrs. Cora Bates both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Zora Herod, Richland; a brother, L. G. Compton, Corsicana; seven grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe T. Smith, W. E. Langston, Earl McGraw, Kenny Wyatt, Bob Williams and Preston Brown.

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Thomas Sebe Compton
Jan 25, 1878 - May 24, 1918

Purdon News.

Mr. T. S. Compton died at his home two miles north of Purdon on May 24th after a brief illness of only about three days. Mr. Compton was one of our very best citizens and will be sorely missed not only by his family but by the entire community. He leaves a wife and one small daughter to mourn his loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the bereaved family.

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Edward Hood "Eddie" Coker
Nov 15, 1872 - May 20, 1950

Eddie H. Coker Funeral Rites Held On Sunday

Eddie H. Coker, 77, died at Barry Saturday evening.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the First Baptist church at Barry. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

He formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are five sons, Edgar, Burnise and Wesley Coker, all of Barry; Vestle Coker, Dallas, and Benard Coker, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. G. C. Cooper and Mrs. Clarence Burnett, both of Barry; Mrs. Rex Bower, Mrs. Ed Higginbotham and Mrs. G. H. Hill, all of Corsicana; 43 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchilren, and a half-brother, W. T. Beard, Emhouse, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Howard Cooper, J. T. Cooper, Billy Cooper, Rex Bower, Jr.; Robert S. Bower, Melvin Lois Bower.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Lalar Agnes (Lynch) Carroll
Mar 12, 1907 - Oct 19, 1964

Blooming Grove Woman Killed Traffic Mishap

Mrs. Lalor (Reuben) Carroll, 57, of Blooming Grove, was pronounced dead at Memorial hospital at 4:30 p.m. Monday of injuries received about 3:30 p.m. one mile west of Blooming Grove on State Highway 22 and a county dirt road.

Her death is the ninth traffic fatality for 1964 in Navarro county.

Mrs. Patsy (Charles) Gullatt, 22 also of Blooming Grove, is in Memorial hospital with head injuries. Her condition was reported “satisfactory” Tuesday morning. Her two children, Mike, five, and Tena Kay, three received first aid treatment and were released.

Mrs. Carroll was traveling alone in a 1960 Chevrolet sedan. Mrs. Gullatt and her two children were in a 1962 Pontiac. Mrs. Gullatt was traveling west and Mrs. Carroll was proceeding east and is reported to have made a left turn toward the county road.

Bob Parrish, state highway patrolman, investigated the mishap.

All four of the persons involved were brought to the hospital in Corley ambulances. Other ambulances answering the call included Griffin and McCammon of Corsicana.

Mrs. Carroll is survived by her husband of Blooming Grove, a son, Charles Carroll, San Francisco, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Don Valin, Hayward, Calif.; three grandchildren, a brother, C. P. Lynch, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Fairview Baptist church at Raleigh with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. L. McCollum, Dallas, pastor of the Raleigh church, assisted by Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor of the Blooming Grove Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Hollis Pitts, John Braley, Will Hollingsworth, Sam Carroll, Boyd Bryant, and Sam Morton.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Thomas Jefferson Castellaw
Feb 20, 1862 - Oct 7, 1958

Castellaw Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for T. J. (Uncle Tom) Castellaw, 96, who died at 1525 Magnolia early Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church at Barry.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church here, and Rev. H. B. Prather, Dallas, former pastor of the Barry church of which Castellaw was a long-time member. Burial was in the Barry cemetery.

A native of Alabama, Castellaw had reside in Navarro county since seven years of age. He was a retired farmer and grocer. He moved to Corsicana seven years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Castellaw, Corsicana; three sons, T. W. Castellaw, Fort Worth; E. G. Castellaw, Carizzo Springs; and F. A. Castellaw, San Antonio; two daughters, Miss Floy Casetllaw and Mrs. J. Mack Jones, both of Cosriscan; 10 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leon Reed, Lowell Reed, Ollie Watkins, Scott Lowry, Marshall Massengale, Roger Johnston, Glenn Bell, Albert Bell, Roy Massengale, Claude Williams, Jim Parks, Lilborn Reed and Fred Reed.

Corley directed.

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Alford Joseph “Alf” Chamberlin
Jun 2, 1883 - Apr 10, 1955

Alf Chamberlin Services Monday

Alfred Chamberlin, 71, farmer, native of Raleigh, died at his home in Frost Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the family home with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Father Robert C. Redkemper, assistant pastor of the Church of the Immaculate Conception here.

He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Alonzo Chamberlin, pioneer Navarro county residents.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Chamberlin, Frost; four brothers, A. E. Chamberlin and Lawrence S. Chamberlin, both of Houston; T. C. Chamberlin, Stephenville, and Leo A Chamberlin, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Ellington, Joe Brown, Carroll Young, Sammie Saunders, Otis Dickson and Lamar Speer.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Mattie D. (Colson) Chambers
Aug 30, 1900 - Apr 25, 1964

Mrs. Chambers Rites Monday

Mrs. Norman Chambers, 63, of 1534 West Sixth avenue, died in Memorial hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Mrs. Chambers was born at Dresden, August 30, 1900. She had resided in Corsicana 22 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana, and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. F. Dominy, J. R. Gunter, Dr. James Curington, Bruce Denbow, Hoyt Moore, M. B. George, Marshall Tatum and Jack Sisco.

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Future Plans Are Outlined At HD Council

The Navarro County Council of Home Demonstration Clubs met in regular session in the Civic Room of the First National Bank building Tuesday, with Mrs. George Gamble, Emhouse chairman of the Council, presiding.

Members of the Council were saddened to hear of the death of a faithful Council member, Mrs. Norman Chambers of the Oak Valley Club. She worked many years in HD circles, and will be missed by all.

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Alphonso Pierce Chapman, Sr.
Apr 18, 1879 - Nov 29, 1955

Dresden Services For A. P. Chapman

Funeral services for A. P. Chapman, 5227 Barber street, Dallas, were held Thursday at 11 a.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a son, D. H. Chapman; daughters, Mrs. D. V. Jeffrey, Mrs. J. E. Dean, Mrs. M. D. Pierce; stepdaughter, Mrs. N. P. Cockrell; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, three brothers, two sisters and other relatives.

McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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George L. Connolly
Jul 11, 1878 - Oct 22, 1960

G. L. Connolly Rites Sunday

George L. Connolly, 89, retired farmer, native of South Carolina, 2601 West Fourth avenue died in Memorial Hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are a brother, Dr. M. A. Connolly, Ware Shoals, S. C., and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Pevehouse, Elmo Hollingsworth, R. R. Ritter, Lee Welch, T. R. Duncan, K. S. Mandell, Jr.

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John Elias Covington
Jul 21, 1892 - May 15, 1972

J. E. Covington

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for John E. Covington, 79, who died Monday morning at Memorial Hospital

The Rev. J. T. Davis, assisted by Rev. James McKee, will have charge of the service. Interment will be in the Dresden cemetery.

He was born in Dalton, Gal, and was a retired employee of the Dallas Foundry. He was a member of the Fundamental Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Tennie Covington of Corsicana; two brothers, James Covington of Corsicana and Tucker Covington of Purdon; three sisters, Mrs. Ella Coffey of Corsicana, Mrs. Annie Ward of Levelland, and Mrs. Willie Steffin of Houston; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Ethan Melton, Duane Yates, Johnnie Covington, James W. Covington, Elton Thompson, Walter Steffin and Billy Covington.

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John Eden Craig, Sr.
Aug 22, 1904 - Jul 20, 1977

J. E. Craig

Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for John Edwin Craig, 72, former resident of Corsicana and resident of Luling, who died today.

The Rev. Stegman will officiate, with burial following at Dresden cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Frankie Craig of Corsicana; a son, John F. Craig of Corsicana; a brother, Marvin Craig of Hillsboro; a granddaughter, Cindy Craig of Corsicana.

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Robert Leroy Cunningham
Dec 22, 1910 - Jun 19, 1916

R. L. Cunningham Dies Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 29—(Spl.)—Robert Lee Cunningham, 81, retired Dresden farmer and Spanish-American War veteran, died in the VA Hospital in Temple Saturday morning. Native of Alabama, he had resided at Dresden 62 years.

Funeral arrangements are pending but burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, Raymond Cunningham, Sinnett; Selwyn Cunningham, Oklahoma City; Don Cunningham, Dresden, and Dan Cunningham, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Katie Morton, Hubbard; a sister, Mrs. Lydie Cunningham, Chester, S.C.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral service directs.

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R. L. Cunningham Services Held

BLOOMING GROVE, Dec. 31 (Spl.)—Funeral rites were said Monday at 2 p.m. at the Dresden Methodist Church for Robert Lee Cunningham, 88, who died Saturday in the VA Hospital in Temple.

Mr. Cunningham, a retired farmer and veteran of the Spanish-American War, had lived at Dresden 62 years.

The Rev. J. W. Hodges, pastor of the Dresden Methodist Church, and Rev. Denzil G. Wright, pastor of Central Methodist Church, conducted the services. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers were Noel and T. H. Furra, Winston Knight, Buddy Ross, Bill Blake and W. A. Haden.

Survivors are four sons, Raymond Cunningham, Sinnett; Selwyn Cunningham, Oklahoma City; Don Cunningham, Dresden; and Dan Cunningham, Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Susie McGovern, Dresden, and Mrs. Katie Morton, Hubbard; a sister, Mrs. Lydie Cunningham, Chester, S. C.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Knox E. Melton
Dec 11, 1889 - Nov 15, 1951

Friday Services For K. E. Melton

Funeral services for K. E. Melton, 60, of Plainview, who died in an Amarillo hospital early Thursday, were held at 4 p.m. Friday from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eula Melton, Plainview; two sons, Leon and Noel Melton, a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Holland, all of Plainview; two brothers, Claude Melton, Blooming Grove, and A. H. Melton, Layfayette, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Otis Varnell, Earl Griffin, Claud Williams, Bruce Watson, W. L. Bell, Luther Boswell.

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Mattie Fannie (King) Clark
Mar 19, 1879 - Sep 3, 1951

Mrs. W. B. Clark Burial Tuesday

Mrs. W. B. Clark, 71, the former Mattie F. King, died at 305 West Seventh avenue Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor, assisted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Craig Branham, Italy.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Clark came to Texas as a girl and resided at Dresden and in Navarro county for more than 50 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. George Stubblefield, Dresden; Mrs. Otis White, Taylor; Mrs. Willard Staggs, Corsicana, and Mrs. Clyde Hollingsworth, Barry; two sons, A. T. Clark, Mineral Wells, and Leonard Clark, Corsicana; 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

McCormicks Funeral Service directed.

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Lillian W. (Lee) Hamilton
Dec 7, 1878 - Jul 28, 1951

Mrs. Hamilton Dies In Houston

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Hamilton, 72, who died in Houston Saturday were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Elder E. C. Morrisett. The family formerly resided in Navarro county.

Surviving are a son, Max Hamilton, Houston; three brothers, W. E. Lee, Ennis; C. G. Lee, Houston, and Pate Lee, Athens; three sisters, Mrs. H. O. Gray, Fort Worth; Mrs. Lucy Holloway and Mrs. Florence Holloway, both of Mt. Pleasant, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were nephews.

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James Allen Story
Oct 28, 1938 - Dec 29, 2013
 

Mr. James Allen Story was born Oct. 28, 1938 in Corsicana, Texas, and left this earth to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at the age of 75. At his death, he resided in Corsicana.

He was married to Nelda Sue Hodge at Eureka Methodist Church and had recently celebrated 55 years of marriage. He retired at age 65 after a long and successful career to spend his retirement years doing what he loved most, fishing, hunting, and spending precious time with his family and friends.

He will be most remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, a man with a forever smile, a beautiful attitude, a man who lived and loved every God-given minute he spent on this earth, one who will be deeply missed by all those who loved him so very much. We rejoice, however, knowing that he is singing and dancing in heaven above.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Story; brothers, Roy Story, Elmer Story, J.R. Story, Tommy Story; sisters, Leona Strange, Dolly Wagner, Odell Morris, Betty Story, and Hope Story.

He is survived by his wife, Nelda Hodge Story of Corsicana; son, Brad Story and fiancé Kathy Ledbetter of Nacogdoches; daughter, Cindy Hyatt and husband Bobby of La Vernia; grandchildren, Shannon Story, Tamara Story, Ryan Hyatt, Kaley Hyatt, and one great grandchild, Payton Rice; sister, Deanne Freeman of Woodward, Okla., along with many loving relatives and friends.

Visitation with the family was held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30,
2013 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Fred Ward officiating.
Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Michael Ward, Matt Ward, Danny Hayes, Sonny Hayes, Darryl Hodge, and Ryan Hyatt.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eureka United Methodist Church, 8644 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana, Texas 75109 or to the Eureka Cemetery Association, c/o Jerrell D. Gregory, 400 S.E. CR 3020, Corsicana, Texas 75109.

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Samuel Everett Story
Nov 17, 1892 - Jan 27, 1963

S. E. Story Dies Sunday Morning Rites Monday

S. E. Story, 70, retired pipeliner, long-time Corsicana resident, 610 West Fifth avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m from the Corley Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church of which he was a member.

He was a native of Fort Worth but had resided in Corsicana many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Roy Story, Fort Worth; Elmer and James Story, both of Dallas; J. R. Story Purcell, Okla., and Tommy Story, Arlington; four daughters, Mrs. J. D. Strange, Trinidad; Mrs. T. P. Wagner and Mrs. James Morris, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Jack Freeman, Wilberton, Okla.; 23 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Parker, Douglas Hodge, Edward Shelton, Samuel Story, Paul Williamson and Vernon Easterling.

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Oleta May (Brown) Saxton
Dec 23, 1920 - Dec 28, 2013

Mrs. Oleta Saxton, 93, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in Corsicana. She was born Dec. 23, 1920 in Purdon to parents, Benjamin Franklin and Sally Lou Kay Brown.

She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cyril M. Saxton; parents, three brothers, three sisters, and a nephew.

She is survived by her brother-in-law, Delroy Graham; two nieces and nine nephews.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Dr. Kevin Diggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her nephews and great nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church, 3308 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Frances Flores
Oct 23, 1942 - Feb 18, 1943

Rites Held Friday Morning For Infant

Funeral services for Frances Flores, infant daughter of Mrs. Mary Flores, who died Thursday were held at the Catholic cemetery Friday morning at 9:30. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo officiated.

Surviving are her mother, a brother, a sister and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Sunday Talos
Died Mar. 26, 1943

MRS. SUNDAY TALOS DIED HERE FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Sunday Talos died at her residence here Friday morning. Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Catholic church and the services will be conducted by Monsignor V. Graffeo. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, Domico Talos, two sons, two daughters and several grandchildren.

Sutherland McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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Tiburcia Valdez
Mar 3, 1943 - Jul 14, 1943

Funeral Rites Held Thursday for Infant

Funeral services for Tiburcia Valdez, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pat Valdez who died at her home here Wednesday night, were held from the Catholic church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Services were conducted by Rt. Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo, pastor. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 15, 1943
  • (Death certificate says buried in Campbell Cemetery obit says Catholic cemetery)
  • D/O Pat Valdez and Bridiba (Tapia) Valdez per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Amalia (Martinez) Guillen
Jul 10, 1904 - Aug 8, 1944

Mrs. Amalia Guillen Buried On Thursday Catholic Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. Amalia Guillen, age 40 years, who died Tuesday night, were held Thursday morning from the Catholic church with Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo conducting the rites. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, seven sons, two daughters and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Juanita Luna
May 23, 1949 - May 19, 1950

Sunday Services Held For Child

Funeral rites for Juanita Luna, one-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Salmon Luna, who died Friday at the residence near the Highway 75 underpass in north Corsicana, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are the parents, two brothers, Cruz and Gregario; four sisters, Natalia, Dortia, Lur and Francisca Luna, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Piedad Costillo, all of Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Edith (Chapman) Dockery
Sep 9, 1888 - Dec 12, 1963

Mrs. Dockery Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Edith Chapman Dockery, 75 who died Thursday at her residence, 717 North Twenty-Fourth street, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Bell, Wortham Baptist minister. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Dockery was the widow of the late Isaac Luther Dockery. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mrs. Grace Dockery Waller.

Surviving are three sons, Loyd and Verdell Dockery, both of Corsicana, and Dubart Dockery, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Vera Dockery Elkins, Hempstead; Mrs. Ruby Robinson, Waco, and Mrs. Imogene Ray, Orange; a brother, L. S. Chapman, Blooming Grove; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. L. Lennon, Vernon Dockery, Ursel Northern, Nolan Dockery, Leonard Dockery and Dexter Chapman.

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Isaac Luther Dockery
Feb 15, 1882 - Feb 16, 1957

I. L. Dockery Dies Here Saturday

I. L. Dockery, 75, retired, died at the family residence, 717 North Twenty-Fourth street, Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Hubbard, pastor of the Grape Creek Missionary Baptist church; Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the Unity Baptist church; Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Vera Elkins, Hempstead; Mrs. Ruby Robinson, Waco, and Mrs. Imogene Ray, Florida; three sons, Osborn Lloyd Dockery, Auston; Euel Verdell Dockery, Corsicana, and Dubart Dockery, Dallas; a brother, Joe Dockery, Chandler; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Vernon Dockery, Leonard Dockery, Jimmy Haggard, Dexter Chapman, Ursel Northern and A. L. Waller.

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Ellen Nora (Jones) Elkins
Aug 31, 1877 - Feb 8, 1959

Former Barry Resident Dies

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Nora Elkins, 81, who died Sunday in a Hillsboro hospital, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Blooming Grove Church of Christ with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Reginald Beaver, minister of the North Beaton Church of Christ here.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Elkins moved to Texas in childhood and spent most of her life in the Barry community. Her husband, the late W. A. Elkins, was a merchant in Barry for many years.

Surviving are five sons, J. V. Elkins, Brookshire; Roger L. Elkins, Hillsboro; H. B. Elkins, Littlefield; Lloyd Elkins, Sunnyvale, Calif., and Taylor Baze Elkins, Hillsboro; a daughter, Mrs. W. W. Swetston, Sunnyvale, Calif.; two brothers, Jim and Will Jones, both of Mabank; a sister, Mrs. Maud Anderson, Ennis; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Noel Furra, Tuck Furra, Don Cunningham, Clovis Haden, Kenneth Elkins and Ray Huytra.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Arthur Lee Cooks
abt 1919 - Apr 22, 1989

Arthur Lee Cooks, 70, of Corsicana, died April 22, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at Ross and Johnson Morthary. Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Chutch with the Rev. Alvin e. Smithofficiating. Burial will be in Birdston Valley Cemetery in Streetman.

Survivors include one cousin, Mary Lee Taylor of Corsicana; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Velma Cooks of Corsicana; one aunt, Mrs. Esther Entlish of Corsicana; several nieces and nephews, Lesslie Cooks Jr., Annette Waynne, Charline Chandler, Donna Sterling, Pamela Keith, Verna Cooks, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Sam C. McDonald Jr., James Bruton, Kenneth Keith, and Lesslie Cooks Jr.

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Lewis Edward Rhynes
Jan 29, 1955 - May 18, 1974

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sixth Avenue Baptist Church for Lewis Edward Rhynes, 19, who was shot and killed early Saturday morning.

Rev. James Chaney will officiate, and burial will be at Petersburg Cemetery in Round Prairie.

Arrangements are with Scott Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Martha Jo Rhynes of Corsicana; his mother, Mrs. Viola Rhynes of Corsicana; six sisters, Miss Ruby Nell Rhynes, Mrs. Bessie Jane Bigson, Miss Ruby Faye Rhynes; Mrs. Lauree Hall and Miss Queen Ester Rhynes all of Corsicana; and Mrs. Annie Pearl Benton of Fort Worth; four brothers, Jim Edward Rhynes, Fred Alexander Rhynes, and Dondal Ray Rhynes all of Corsicana and Willie P. Rhynes of Dallas; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Thomas of Corsicana, a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

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Annie Laura (Easterwood) DuBose
Mar 19, 1909 - May 19, 1974

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Weeks F. DuBose, 65, resident of Rosebud, who died Sunday in Ardmore, Oka.

Rev. Danny Hinkle will officiate, and burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.

She was a native of Texas, a former resident of Corbet resident of Rosebud for five years and had lived in Ardmore two months.

She was a member of the Corbet Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Lynn DuBose of Ardmore, Okla, and Weeks DuBose Jr. of Manvel; and four grandchildren.

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Carolyn J. (Fussell) Selby
Oct 1, 1938 - Dec 26, 2013

Carolyn J. Selby, 75, passed away in Dallas on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. A celebration of her life took place on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery of Corsicana under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

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Carolyn J. Selby, 75, passed away in Dallas, Texas on December 26, 2013.
Carolyn was born in Galveston, Texas on October 1, 1938 to Alvin Gray and Jewell Edna (Simmons) Fussell. She grew up in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1956. On February 18, 1961 she married Nolan Selby and they made their home in Corsicana.
She worked for Northside Baptist Church in their child care department. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church of Ennis. She enjoyed scrapbooking.
She is survived by one daughter, Kim Selby of Corsicana; one brother, John Fussell and his wife Gailia of Fort Worth along with nieces Crystal Walls and her husband, Linda Hardin and Judy Wyon.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Nolan Selby on June 28, 2005.
A Celebration of her life will take place on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11 a.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of Ennis with visitation at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery of Corsicana under the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.

Corsicana Police launch homicide probe
By Bob Belcher
Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana — A Corsicana woman found unresponsive at her home last Sunday died Thursday at Parkland Hospital.
Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said his agency will be investigating the death of Carolyn Selby, 75, as a homicide.

Corsicana EMS personnel were called to Selby’s home in the 1000 block of North 23 1/2 Street in Corsicana about 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon. She was unresponsive when police and first responders arrived at her home and was transported to Navarro Regional Hospital.

Selby was transferred from Navarro Regional to Parkland Hospital, where she died on Thursday.

Corsicana Police began an investigation a short time after Selby was hospitalized. Thursday, Bratton said the case was being investigated as a homicide.

Bratton said he was told by the Dallas Medical Examiner’s office that an autopsy on Selby was pending.

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  • w/o Nolan Selby; d/o Alvin Gray Fussell & Jewell Edna (Simmons) Fussell

John T. Chew, Jr.
Feb 12, 1946 - Dec 24, 2013

John T. Chew, Jr., 67, passed away peacefully at his home in St. Davids, Pa. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 after a dignified and courageous fight against cancer.

John was born Feb. 12, 1946 in Corsicana, Texas, the son of John T. Chew and Margaret Kerr Chew. He spent most of his childhood living and growing up in Radnor, Pa. and attended Episcopal Academy in Merion, Pa., Westminster School in Simsbury, Conn. and Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pa.

After college, John served in the United States Air Force Reserves and was stationed at Lackland Air Force base in San Antonio, Texas, Sheppard Air Force base in Wichita Falls, Texas and Willow Grove Naval Air Force base, Willow Grove, Pa. In 1970, he was married to Margaret L. Butler and resided in Radnor, Pa. They had one son, John T. Chew, III.

John spent his working career as a professional photographer, specializing in art and antiques. His clients included Sotheby’s and Christies, along with many leading museums to include The Philadelphia Museum of Art and Baltimore Museum of Art. In addition, he had numerous individual clients. His photographs appeared in editorials and advertisements in such publications as The Magazine Antiques, House & Garden Magazine and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. He earned a number of awards for photography and video production during his career.

John was a member of The American Society of Media Photographers, a director of the Alliance for Community Media and was a founding director of The Radnor Township Public Access Television Station. He also served as a long-time trustee of Cliveden of the National Historic Trust in Philadelphia, Pa. and was as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.

John was an active member of a number of old Philadelphia clubs where he participated in the camaraderie of cooking and eating with friends.
Throughout his life, he was an active outdoors enthusiast, enjoying sailing, kayaking, tennis, snow skiing, motorcycling trips with friends and family and his time in Maine.

John is survived by his son, John T. Chew, III and his wife, Susan, of Paoli, Pa., his sister, Margaret Chew Newbold, and her husband Michael, of Cornish, N.H., his brother, Robert R. Chew and his wife, Cynthia, of Weeki Wachee, Fla., a niece, Juliana Chew Newbold, of Durham, N.C. and a nephew, Robert Ridgley Chew, Jr., of New York, N.Y.

A memorial funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne, Pa.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so, may make a contribution in John’s name to either Cliveden of the National Historic Trust, 6401 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19144 for its “Cliveden Conversations” program or to St. David’s Episcopal Church, 763 South Valley Forge Road, Wayne, PA 19087.

Arrangements by Stuard Funeral Directors, Ardmorre, Pa.

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