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Tommy Wayne Gollehon
May 4, 1950 - Feb 26, 2011

Tommy Wayne Gollehon, age 60 of Ennis, passed away Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Vibra Specialty Hospital in Dallas, TX. He was born on May 4, 1950 in Knox City, Texas to Curtis Wayne and Reba (Norville) Gollehon. His Hobbies were music, art, woodworking and traveling to craft shows to show his work.

Survivors include the mother of his children, Janet Gollehon of Ennis; daughter, Angela Yrlas of Ennis; son, Dustin Gollehon of Ennis; grandchildren, Ryan and Jake Yrlas and Paige Gollehon; brother, Alan Gollehon and his wife Evelyn of Granbury.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Curtis and Reba Gollehon.

Services will be held at a later date.

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Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

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  • h/o Janet Paulette (Langford) Gollehon (divorced at time of death s/o Curtis Wayne Gollehon & Reba (Norville) Gollehon
  • Dresden Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Arthur James Frame, Sr.
Apr 4, 1910 - Feb 19, 1976

A. J. Frame

BLOOMING GROVE—Services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel for Arthur James Frame, 65, resident of Nocoma, who died Thursday in Tyler. The Rev. Tony Hargrove, of St. Johns Methodist Church in Fort Worth, will officiate, and burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Irma Frame of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; two sons, Jim Frame of Canyon and R. A. Frame of Euless; two daughters, Mrs. Lynn Reneau of Boise, Idaho and Mrs. Pat Linscott of Olympia, Wash.; 11 grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

Pallbearers will be James Perry, Dub Roeder, Robert Baker, Billie Barker, Gerald Armstrong and L. D. Sewell.

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Altha Annie (Nichols) Chapman-Freeman
Jul 11, 1850 - Apr 10, 1947

MRS. ANNIE FREEMAN FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Annie Freeman, aged 96 years native Texan, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. I. L. Dockery, 717 North Twenty-Fourth street, Thursday morning at 6:43 o’clock.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church at Dresden Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Hubbard, and Rev. R. J. Fletcher, pastor of the Farmer Baptist church.

A native of Galveston, Mrs. Freeman moved to Jasper county when seven years of age and after her marriage to the late W. H. Chapman in 1878, they moved to Limestone county and then to Navarro county in 1880, residing for many years in the Alliance Hall area. She had been in Corsicana 10 years.

Mrs. Freeman was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, A. P. Chapman, Dallas; U. P. Chapman, Corsicana, and L. S. Chapman, Blooming Grove; one daughter, Mrs. Dockery, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and six step-children, Mrs. Alexene Rodgers, Streetman; T. M. Chapman, Wortham; Jess Chapman, Corsicana; Hicks Chapman, Waxahachie; John Freeman, Corsicana, and Mrs. Annie Stuckey, San Antonio, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Mary Holland (Brister) Furra
Jan 2, 1877 - Nov 14, 1960

Mrs. Furra Of Dresden Dies

BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 15—(Spl)—Mrs. Mary Furra, 83, widow of the late T. T. Furra, died at the family home in the Dresden community Monday following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist church. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Bass, pastor of the First Methodist church at Italy, and Rev. Carl Gilkerson, pastor of the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove.

A native of Robertson county, Mrs. Furra had resided in the Dresden community for 75 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Joy Furra, Dresden; a brother J. A. Brister, Walnut Springs; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clovis Haden, W. A. Haden, Ordway Ferrell, Elton McClure, Robert Grounds, and James Grounds.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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MRS. MARY FURRA
BLOOMING GROVE, Nov 16 (Spl). - Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Furra, 83, were held here Tuesday with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. Mrs. Furra, a resident of Navarro County 75 years, died Monday at her home in the Dresden community. Survivors include a daughter, Miss Joy Furra of Dresden

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  • The Fort Worth Star Telegram - Nov 17, 1960

INFANT SON Garrison
Jun 10, 1955 - Jun 10, 1955

Infant’s Rites Held Saturday

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Garrison of Corsicana, who died Friday about midnight in Memorial Hospital here.

Graveside services were held from the Dresden Cemetery. Claude Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Ave. Church of Christ, Corsicana, officiated.

Surviving are the parents, a sister, Robbie Nell; all of Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Goswick of Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Garrison, Blooming Grove.

McCormick Funeral Home directed.

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Marie (Smithen) Taylor 
Jun 29, 1930 - Nov 1, 2013

 

Marie Smithen Taylor was born June 29, 1930 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Harvey and Myrtle Walker Smithen. She was a graduate of Corsicana High School and attended several banking schools throughout her career. She married the love of her life, C.D. “Bud” Taylor on September 15, 1949. Mrs. Taylor was an Assistant Vice President for First National Bank of Marshall and retired in 1985. After retirement she then worked in the private sector as a bookkeeper and office manager for many years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshall for fifty years, and also a member of the Pilot Club of Marshall. The greatest joy in her life was her grandchildren and being a “Mimi” for them.

Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Johnny B. Taylor and wife Karen Koenig Taylor, Nancy Palmer and husband Ray, and Jennifer Dimmitt and husband Mark, all of Marshall; her brother, John Raymond Smithen of Corsicana; grandchildren, Bradford Maddox and wife Deanne of California, Blake Maddox and wife Shelby of Florida, Taylor Maddox of Austin, Taylor Dimmitt, Lindsey Palmer, and Jack Dimmitt, all of Marshall; two great-grandchildren, Haylee and Raegan Maddox; special niece Jeanie Burkholder and husband T.J. of Corsicana; several other nieces, nephews, and dear friends; and a sister-in-law, Rubye Nell Barr of Longview.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, H.C. Smithen, Jr.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Taylor will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 in the First Baptist Church in Marshall. Interment will follow in Colonial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Monday, November 4, 2013 at Downs Funeral Home.

The family wishes to give a special thanks to her wonderful caregivers that she loved like family, Tammy Neal, Virgie Johnson, Emma Richardson, Mia Williams, and Sue Perkins.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research, First Baptist Church of Marshall, or the charity of your choice.

Pallbearers will be: Charles Cooper, Bob Smith, Larry Lewczyk, Mark Maden, Gene Sampson, James "Scooter" Cox

Honorary Pallbearers: Robert Duvall, Sam Litzenberg, Bob Lewis, Pat Parrish & Deacons of First Baptist Church
Facts

Born: June 29, 1930
Death: November 1, 2013
Occupation: Retired Assistant VP of 1st National Bank of Marshall, Bookkeeper & Office Mgr in Private Sector
Organizations: 50 year member of First Baptist Church & Pilot Club of Marshall

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Sam L. Warrington
Nov 17, 1921 - Dec 11, 2012

Sam L. Warrington, P. E., 91, of Austin, passed away December 11, 2012. One of nine children, he was born on November 17, 1921 in Blooming Grove, Texas. He attended and graduated from Corsicana High School.

Upon completion of military service in the United States Navy during World War II, Sam entered the University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He was employed as a sanitary engineer for the Texas State Health Department and a life-long professional engineer. After retiring from the state, he worked for the City of Austin Water and Wastewater Department. It was important to Sam that all the water and sewage operators be certified so they could receive promotions to improve their livelihoods. In his spare time, he enjoyed refurbishing used cars, terracing his lot and traveling extensively. He also enjoyed being a 50-year member of St. John's United Methodist Church.

Sam served as the president of the Water Pollution Control Federation, now known as the Water Environmental Association. He was a life member of the Texas Water Utilities Association, and also served as secretary of the V. M. Ehlers Memorial Fund that provides scholarships to college-bound students.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Virginia Warrington and his sister, Wanda Ard; his children, Diana Yarbrough, and husband, Randy; Cynthia Birdwell, and husband, Wes; Sylvia Tate; and Steve Warrington, and wife, Randi. Surviving grandchildren are Brian Parker, and wife, Grayce; Jason Birdwell, and wife, Micah; Jessica Birdwell; Samara Mendez, and husband, Tommy; and Larisa Tate.

Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from six o'clock until eight o'clock in the evening, on Thursday, the 13th of December 2012, at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 North Lamar Boulevard, Austin, Texas.

A Memorial Service will be conducted at half past ten o'clock in the morning on Friday, the 14th of December, At St, John United Methodist Church, 2140 Allandale, Austin, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the V. M. Ehlers Scholarship Fund, 1106 Clayton Lane, Suite 112 West, Austin, TX 78723, or St. Johns United Methodist Church, 2140 Allendale Road, Austin, TX 78756.

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Georgia (Carroll) Kyser
Nov 18, 1919 - Jan 20, 2011

Georgia Carroll Kyser dies at 91; model, actress sang with husband's big band
She was a vocalist for Kay Kyser, the bandleader for a weekly radio show dubbed 'The Kollege of Musical Knowledge.' She also appeared in 14 films.


January 20, 2011

Georgia Carroll Kyser, a fashion model in the 1930s and '40s who became an actress and a singer with her husband Kay Kyser's big band, died Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 91.

The cause was not revealed.

Born Nov. 18, 1919, in Blooming Grove, Texas, Georgia Carroll began singing, dancing and acting as a child. She became a part-time fashion model at the Neiman Marcus department store in Dallas and at 16 posed for "The Spirit of the Centennial" statue at the 1936 Texas Centennial Exposition at the state fair grounds in Dallas.

 A year later, she signed with the John Robert Powers modeling agency in New York and soon posed for the cover of Redbook. She was featured on the covers of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Ladies' Home Journal and other magazines and was photographed by Edward Steichen and Horst P. Horst.

She moved to Hollywood in 1941 and signed a contract with Warner Bros.

Two years later she became a vocalist for Kay Kyser, the bandleader for a weekly radio show dubbed the "The Kollege of Musical Knowledge." She appeared in 14 films, including "Around the World" and "Carolina Blues" with Kay Kyser.

In 1944, during a break from USO shows entertaining troops, the couple married in Las Vegas.

Within a few years Georgia left show business to raise a family, and Kay gave up his weekly TV television program. They moved from Beverly Hills to Chapel Hill, where Kay became a Christian Science practitioner and Georgia became a homemaker.

She also became interested in historic preservation and advocating for the arts. She earned a bachelor's degree in studio art at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1970. A few years later she co-founded the Chapel Hill Preservation Society.

In 1982 her husband became president of the Christian Science Church worldwide. He died in 1985. Survivors include two daughters and five grandchildren.
 

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Kay Kyser; d/o Roger Mills Carroll [bur at Rose Hill Cem, Blooming Grove, TX] & Aileen (Crawford) Carroll

Alma Stephens-Brown
Jun 16, 1937 - Dec 15, 2013

Alma Stephens-Brown was born in Mishawaka, Indiana and died as a result of an automobile accident that occured on December 5, 2013 in Corsicana, Texas in Arlington, Texas. She was 76. She had lived in Blooming Grove, Texas since 1984.

Services will be held at 12:30 P. M. on Thursday, December 19, 2013 in the chapel of West/Hurtt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery where she will be intered with her husband, Lewis Brown, who died in May of 2004.

The family will receive friends and share memories on Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Survivors include a daughter: Cheryl Pierce of Dallas, 6 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, and one to be born in 2014, a brother and his wife: Bob and Gen Sones of South Bend, Indiana, and a sister: Rosie Magheney of Bradenton, Florida. Besides her husband, she is preceded in death by her son: Robert Louis Stephens in January of this year.

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Virginia Ann (Pinson) Hayes
Oct 31, 1941 - Jun 4, 2012

Virginia Ann Pinson Hayes, 70, of Navasota, died Monday morning at her home.

A Funeral Mass was celebrated 10:30 am Wednesday, June 6, 2012, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 E. McAlpine in Navasota, with Rev. Cynthia Engle, rector and Rev. Bruce Chabot, retired, officiating. Graveside services and interment followed at 3:00 pm in the Campbell-Elrod Cemetery on FM 744 west of Corsicana, Texas.

Virginia was born October 31, 1941 in Blooming Grove, Texas to William H. and Bonnie May Green Pinson. An administrative assistant to the Dean at Prairie View A&M, Virginia was also a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Daughters of the King, the Navasota Art League and the Eastern Star. Virginia was an artist and enjoyed sewing as well as interior design. She was preceded in death by her mother and a brother, Franklin Pinson.

Survivors include two sons, David Hayes of Navasota and Bryan Hayes of Caldwell; her father, William H. Pinson of Corsicana; a sister, Billie Matthews of Beaumont and a grandsons, Chad Hayes.

In lieu of flowers, it was Virginia’s request for memorials to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 414 E. McAlpine, Navasota, TX 77868(www.saintpaulsnavasota.org).

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Bennie Bates “Ben” Goodman
Dec 12, 1889 - Feb 16, 1966

B. B. Goodman Rites Thursday

DAWSON (Spl)—Bennie Bates Goodman, 76, retired farmer, died in Dallas Wednesday.

Funeral services were held from the Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Mickey Loftis, pastor of the church, and Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church in Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, Ray Goodman, Corsicana; N. J. and Olan Goodman, both of Stamford; two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Freeze, Dallas, and Mrs. W. W. Thompson, Purdon; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Wiley Cleveland, Dawson, and other relatives.

Eubanks directed.

Pallbearers were Jim McCarter, Harvey Hollingsworth, John Oden, Albert Mosley, Buddy McCulloch and Rex French.

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Edward Lee Gorden
Sep 18, 1871 - Aug 11, 1950

E. L. Gorden Dies Here On Friday; Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Edward Lee Gorden, 78, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Gorden, a native of Missouri, died at the family residence, 2415 West Twelfth Avenue, Friday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, eight sons, Ernest Gorden, Stamford; Fred Gorden, Lubbock; Edmond Gordon, Abilene; John Gorden, Blooming Grove; Billy B. Gorden, Elton Gorden, Raymond D. Gorden and Raydean Gorden, all of Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. W. B. Dawson, Oklahoma City; Mrs. M. E. Taylor, Vernon; Mrs. Genevia Harrleson, San Angelo; Mrs. Bonnie Sanders, Frost; Mrs. Duey Scruggs, Purdon, and Mrs. C. E. Blancett, Corsicana; 38 grandchildren, and several great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. C. Gorden, James Gorden, Elray Yates, Garves Yates, Thomas Lucas, and George Eubanks.

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Maggie Lynn "Mag" (Hopkins) Gowin
Aug 15, 1892 - Nov 24, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Gowin

Mrs. Jess Gowin, 71, Rout 3 Corsicana, died at Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. N. Kupferle, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Native of Alabama, she had resided in this area for 67 years.

Surviving are her husband, two brothers, Homer Hopkins of Blooming Grove, and John Hopkins of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Lillie King, Fort Worth; Mrs. Pearl Watkins and Mrs. Abbie Morton, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Alice Derryberry and Mrs. Pink Richards, both of Blooming Grove, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Ida Richardson (Love) Grant
Feb 24, 1862 - Mar 15, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. M. GRANT ARE HELD TUESDAY

BLOOMING GROVE, March 18,--(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Grant, aged 86 years, who died Monday at the family home here, were held Tuesday at Dresden.

Surviving are three children, S. W. Grant, Blooming Grove; Mrs. E. H. Wharton, Vernon, and Mrs. T. M. George, Jr., Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. J. W. Palsey, Houston; Mrs. J. W. Daniels, Corsicana; and Mrs. J. W. Champion, Corpus Christi; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Sarah Ruth (Fiew) McDonald
Sep 26, 1920 - May 20, 2013

Sarah Ruth (Fiew) McDonald, 92, of La Grange, Texas, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2013.

Sarah was born in Frost, Texas on September 26, 1920, the daughter of the late John Thomas Fiew and Lizzie (Denn) Fiew.

She is survived by daughter, Ruth Delores Domel and husband, Jerry, of Magnolia, TX; sister: Clax DuMontier of Eureka Springs, Ark; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Neil; five brothers and four sisters.

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Mary W. "Jean" Finney
Jan 30, 1932 - Oct 25, 2013

81, of DeSoto, TX passed away on October 25, 2013. Mary was born in Frost, Texas. She married James C. Finney on May 19, 1956 in Prince George county, Virginia.

Survivors include her husband: James C. Finney of DeSoto, daughters: Cynthia Russo of Houston and Teri Jones of Glenn heights, grandsons: James Jones and Ryan Russo, and three sisters: Jo Woody of DeSoto, Lavon Webb of Mineola, and Diane Evans of DeSoto. She is also survived by her beloved nieces, nephews and friends.

The family will receive friends at the West/Hurtt Funeral Home on Monday - October 28, 2013 from 1:00 P.M. until 2:30 P.M.

A Cryptside Service will follow at 3:00 P.M. at the Mausoleum of Laurel Land Memorial Park, 6000 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy., Dallas, TX 75232 with Bro. David Fortenbury, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials or donations be made to the charity of choice.

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Audra Lee "Al" Hughes
Jan 25, 1921 - Mar 23, 2013

Audra Lee "Al" Hughes, 90, long time resident of Texas, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2013. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Grace Gardens Funeral Home.

He was born in Purdon, Texas, to the late William David and Martha Elizabeth Kennemore Hughes, one of 13 children. Al enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941 and he retired as a Lieutenant with 30 years of service. He married Zelma Covington in 1971.

Zelma preceded him in death in 2011.

He is survived by five children; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; a sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Thomas Henry "Tom" Harrington
Aug 15, 1879 - Aug 15, 1942

FORMER RESIDENT OF FROST BURIED THERE ON SUNDAY

FROST, Aug. 18,--Funeral services for Thomas Henry Harrington, aged 63 years, were held from the local Methodist church Sunday afternoon with burial in the local cemetery. He died at his home in Hillsboro Saturday on his sixty-third birthday. Harrington had been ill for several months.

A native of Mississippi, Harrington came to Frost in 1895, and resided here until 1926 when he moved to Hillsboro. He had been in the livestock business 48 years.

Surviving are his wife of Hillsboro, nine children, Lonnie Harrington, Houston; Jack and W. L. Harrington, both of Frost; Mrs. D. D. Malone, Hillsboro; Mrs. C. W. French, Cleburne; Mrs. E. E. Smellings, Beeville; Elbert Harrington, Kingsville; Tom Harrington, Waco, and Ray Harrington, Camp Barkley; a brother, John F. Harrington, Hillsboro; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Anderson, Aspermont, and Mrs. Ellie Patterson, Rowena, and 10 grandchildren.

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Melvin Junior “Pepe” Langley
Feb 11, 1940 - Mar 13, 2010

Melvin Junior “Pepe” Langley, age 70, of Italy, passed away Saturday evening, March 13, 2010 at Baylor Medical Center, Waxahachie. He was born February 11, 1940 in Centerville, Texas to Johnny C. and Mertie Lee (Bush) Langley. He married Carolyn Fulton in Corsicana on July 2, 1971. He retired from Dart Container in 2005 after 15 years of service.

Melvin loved camping, being outdoors and spending time with his family. He spent most days sitting quietly in his camper/office reflecting on times spent with family and friends. He loved the outdoors, whether a Sunday drive, tinkering with his lawn mower or just sitting in the lawn chair with that favorite cup of coffee.

Survivors include four daughters, Vickie Williams and husband, Clay of New Caney, Texas, Leona Aparicio and Steven Fowler, Jr. of Italy, Christy Antle and husband Darren of Waxahachie and Emily Langley and James Lee Finley of Italy; two sons, Tony Langley and wife Tracy of Lampasas, Texas and Talmadge Langley of Hillsboro; 14 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Carolyn Langley in 2007 and brother, J. L. Langley in 2008.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Karen, Menda and Christy of Family Care of Texas and special friend, Amanda “Leroy” Lusk and family.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 1PM Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with Brother Grady Cashion officiating. Interment will follow at the Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jim Bynum, John Banks, Steven Fowler, Jr., Darrin Lusk, Macky Graves and Ronny Kitchens. Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Fenton, Luis Aparicio, Chris Kincaid, Kevin Fulton, Bryan Fulton and Alan Hamilton.

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  • Italy Neotribune - March 15, 2010
  • 1st wife Elizabeth Joseph (Williams) Langley 2nd wife Clydene (Damon) Langley married Jun. 21, 1968 3rd Carolyn Sue (Fulton) Langley married Jul. 2, 1971 s/o Johnny C. Langley and Mertie Lee (Bush) Langley
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Yancy Martin Lewis
Jul 9, 1881 - Aug 14, 1972

Y. M. Lewis

BLOOMING GROVE—Yancy M. Lewis, 91, died early Monday morning in Corsicana following a long illness.

A resident of Blooming Grove for the past 11 years, he was born July 9, 1881, in Hill County. He had lived most of his life around the Navarro Mills area. He was a retired farmer and member of the Navarro Mills Baptist Church. His wife died Sept. 29, 1961.

Funeral services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Navarro Mills Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mickey Loftis officiating. Burial will be in in Dresden Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of McCormick Funeral Home of Blooming Grove.

He is survived by a son, Lloyd Lewis of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Rufus Putman of Blooming Grove; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandsons.

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Y. M. Lewis

BLOOMING GROVE—Services were at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Navarro Mills Baptist Church for Yancy M. Lewis, 91, of Blooming Grove who died Monday in Corsicana following a long illness. Rev. Mickey Loftis officiated and burial was in Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.

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Pearl Marie (Young) Ritter
July 13, 1902 - Sep 7, 1971

Ritter

Mrs. R. R. Ritter, 69, died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

A native of Henderson, Texas she had lived most of her life in Corsicana. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Services will be Friday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiating. Interment will follow in Dresden Cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Doris Jean Ingram of Corsicana and two grandchildren.

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Ritter

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. R. R. Ritter, 69, longtime Corsicana resident who died Tuesday. The Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated. Burial was in the Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Charlie Thomas, Melvin Spain, Hoyt Spain, Sonny Spain, Loyde Rittery and B. G. Ridden.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Doris Jean Ingram of Corsicana and two grandchildren.

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Robert Frank Johnston
Oct 9, 1867 - Feb 16, 1937

Frank Johnston Of Purdon Died Early Tuesday Morning

Frank Johnston, a long-time resident of the Purdon community, died at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning at his Purdon home. Funeral plans had not been made at noon today, but the services will be held sometime Wednesday.

Surviving are five daughters and other relatives.

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Jerry Lee Jones
Oct 11, 1946 - Jan 13, 1975

Jerry Lee Jones dies in crash

A Blooming Grove auto mechanic, Jerry Lee Jones, 29, died Monday at 7:45 a.m. in Dallas Parkland Hospital of internal injuries following a two-car accident Sunday afternoon on West Seventh Avenue in which two other persons were slightly injured, Corsicana police reported. His death was Corsicana’s first traffic fatality of 1975.

Dismissed following treatment in emergency at Memorial Hospital were Richard Dudley Polk, 20, Rt. 1, Lorena, driver of a 1975 Concord Motor Home, and his passenger, Deryl G. Chapman, 36, Rt. 1, Eddy, Texas.

The fatal accident occurred on West Seventh Avenue at a creek near the Kittrell Village Sunday at 5:43 p.m., Police Public Information Officer Lewis Palos reported.

Investigating Officer Les Cotton reported the motor home was traveling west, meeting Jones car, a 1969 Pontiac, traveling east across the center stripe. He said his investigation showed Polk pulled to the left to avoid a collision as the car also swung back toward the eastbound land resulting in the crash.

Jones was rushed by ambulance to Memorial Hospital where he was admitted with multiple fractures, then transferred by ambulance to the Dallas VA hospital, and from there to Parkland Hospital where he died this morning, police said.

Funeral arrangements for Jones are pending at the Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove. His survivors were unknown to the funeral home other than one brother, James Jones of Dallas.

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Jerry Lee Jones

BLOOMING GROVE—Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Bradley Funeral Home Chapel for Jerry Lee Jones, 28, who died Monday in a Dallas hospital of multiple injuries from an accident Sunday in Corsicana. The Rev. W. A. Corley, pastor of Blooming Grove First Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Dresden Cemetery.

He was a native of Emhouse and former resident of Blooming Grove living in Fairfield at the time of his death.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Azelene Cardenas of Norfolk, Va.; two brothers, Danny Jones of Corsicana and James Jones of Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Wanda Jean Collins of Richland and Mrs. Jimmie Ann Taylor of Lancaster; and his grandmother, Mrs. Jessie Hollifield of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be Bud Hollingsworth, J. R. Thomas, Buddy McGraw, Jimmy Clyde Armstrong and Craig Page.

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Cora Ailene (Roberts) Johnson
May 29, 1872 - Dec 10, 1955

Mrs. Cora Johnson Dies Saturday

Mrs. Cora Johnson, 83, life-long resident of Corsicana, died early Saturday morning at 421 West Sixth avenue.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.
[see notes]

Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Hawk G. Roberts and America Kerr Roberts, Corsicana pioneers.

She was an active member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here for many years, serving as a Sunday School teacher and was active in the Women’s Council.

Surviving are two sons, Douglas, Johnson, Waco school executive, and Gordon Johnson, Dallas; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lloyd G. Kerr, M. C. Caston, H. B. Bomar, Stanley Kerr, Ben Todd and Sam Johnson.

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Nadine (Dollar) Howze
Jan 14, 1933 - Jan 1, 2014

Nadine (Dollar) Howze, 80, of Corsicana and formerly of Axtell, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in a Corsicana hospital. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Wade Funeral Chapel in Hubbard with Rev. Billy Lambert officiating. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at the funeral home. Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Thomas Bullie Griffin
Jun 18, 1882 - Feb 3, 1960

Tom Griffin Dies Malakoff

ATHENS, Feb. 3—(Spl)—Thomas P. Griffin, 77, native of Dresden, died in a Malakoff hospital Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Dresden Methodist church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bert Condrey, pastor of the First Methodist church.

He was married to Irene McCandless at Blooming Grove.

Surviving are his wife of Malakoff, a foster son, Oliver Fritz, Temple; two sisters, Mrs. Edna Smith, Dallas, and Mrs. Bell Jones, Los Angeles, and three grandchildren.

The family resided at Temple before moving to Malakoff two years ago.

Carroll and Lehr are directing.

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Cunie Bryan Grinstead
Oct 23, 1894 - Jun 10, 1966

Hold Services Purdon Farmer

Funeral services for Cunie Grinstead, 71, retired Purdon farmer, who died in the Marlin VA hospital early Friday, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Purdon with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Charles Kattenbrook, pastor.

Grinstead was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are his wife of Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. Billy Thomas, Ennis; two grandchildren, three sisters, Miss Verda Grinstead, Mrs. Guy Gage and Mrs. Johnny Leonard, all of Dallas; three brothers, Bob Grinstead, Dallas; T. E. Grinstead, Brownwood, and Albert Halbert, Lawton, Okla. And other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Thomas, Ellis Owen, Louis Owen, C. E. Thomas, Jr.; Leamon Phillips and C. D. Putman.

Corley directed.

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Byrd H. Abel
Sep 14, 1900 - Dec 9, 1964


Byrd H. Abel Dies Wednesday

Byrd H. Abel, 64, World War 11 Veteran, 1517 West Seventh avenue, died Wednesday morning of a heart attack.

Abel was discharged from the Marlin VA hospital Friday.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Pratt, Corsicana; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wheeler Able, Grenada, Miss.; Douglas Abel, Mississippi, and Winston Abel, Louisiana; two sisters, Mrs. D. M. Taylor and Mrs. L. C. McCraken, both of Grenada, Miss., and other relatives.

Arrangements are pending at McCAmmon Funeral Home.

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Rites Thursday Byrd H. Abel

Funeral services for Byrd H. Abel, 64, World War 11 veteran, who was found dead Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gene Mills, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Abel was discharged from the Marlin VA hospital Friday. He resided at 1517 West Seventh avenue.

Howe French, justice of the peace, conducted a coroner’s investigation and returned a verdict of “death from natural causes.” A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Pratt, Corsicana; six grandchildren , three brothers, Wheeler Abel, Granada, Miss.; Douglas Abel, Mississippi, and Winston Abel, Louisiana; two sisters, Mrs. D. M. Taylor and Mrs. L. C. McCracken, both of Grenada, Miss., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert Fox, Larry Lewis, Cecil Brown, Gene Montgomery, Durwood Pratt and J. C. Armstrong.

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Lisa Lee Wiles
June 15, 1972 - Dec 30, 2013

Lisa Lee Wiles, resident of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 41. She was born on Thursday, June 15, 1972 in Kalamazoo, Mich. to Thomas L. Wiles and Vickey Heydenburg Wiles. Lisa attended educational programs at Corsicana High School and attended church at Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana.

She is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents Ada Watkins and Eugene David Heydenburg; paternal grandparents William James Wiles and Beverly Jeane Bruner and step-grandmother Billie Hollingsworth Wiles.

She is survived by her parents Thomas l. and Vickey Wiles of Corsicana, brothers Thomas William Wiles and his wife Yolanda of Justin and their children Kaitlyn and Natalie, William David Wiles and his wife Courtney of Paris, and Timothy J. Wiles of Round Rock. Lisa is also survived by several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Griffin
- Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Armando Castillio, Dustin Trull, Juan Martinez, Adrain Zampila, Jeremy Vance, Michael Kormos.

Memorials may be made to the Northside Baptist Church Children's and Youth Department at 2800 North Beaton Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Ida B. (Williams) Beasley
Jan 23, 1945 - Dec 28, 2013

Ida B. Beasley, 68, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

It was a joyous day when Ida B. Beasley was born to John Williams and Nancy B. Williams on Jan. 23, 1945 in Corsicana.

Ida received her formal education at G.W. Jackson High School and professed her faith in Christ at an early age and united with Healing and Blessing Revival Center under the late Pastor Bobby Williams. She worked as a nurse. She later worked for Regal where she retired after 30 years of service. She will be remembered as a caring and loving mother and a friend to many. She fell in love and married Mr. Edker L. Beasley; they shared five children, three daughters and two sons.

Preceding her in death are her husband Edker L. Beasley; daughter Deffie D. Radford; father Johnny Williams; mother Nancy B. Williams; sister Rebecca Martin; brothers Willie Williams and Johnny Williams Jr.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory daughters Wanda D. Radford and Sherren R. Gipson (Alonzo Gipson) of Corsicana; two sons, Edgar L. Beasley (Chalotte Terry) of Dallas; Steven D. Radford (Alicia Radford) of Corsicana. Ida is also survived by brother J.D. Williams (Martha Brown) of Corsicana; great-grandchild Jamarion Radford; granddaughters Sahara N. Gipson, Jaida Radford, and Chelsea Radford, all of Corsicana; grandsons Alonzo Gipson III, Steven Radford Jr., Micheal Radford, and Jolton Sims of Corsicana, and a host of other relatives and special friends.

Wake Service will be 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2014 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.

Funeral Services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014 at Greater Love Outreach Ministry located at 700 East Park Avenue with Bishop Edgar L. Beasley officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Jacquelyn Storey (Emerson) Barron
Jan 24, 1927 - Jan 5, 2014

Jacquelyn Storey Emerson Barron, 86, former Abilene resident, died on Jan. 5, 2014 at a Dallas-area hospital. Born Jan. 24, 1927 in Dallas to Oscar and Jewell Emerson, she was married to the late Stanton Jacob Barron, M.D., first pediatrician and a founding member of Medical Arts in Corsicana. She graduated from North Dallas High School, then went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree from Baylor University in 1947. Later in life, she achieved a Master’s degree in English from Hardin-Simmons University in 2004. She was an avid reader and a fan of literature and poetry, specifically the works of Robert and Elizabeth Browning and William Faulkner. Several years ago, Jacquelyn donated a large collection of the works of William Faulkner, including several rare first editions, to Hardin-Simmons. She and her husband established multiple scholarships at Baylor, Hardin-Simmons and Howard Payne University promoting the importance of higher education.

She is survived by her sister, Joanne Emerson Williams of Abilene; her nephews David and Greg Williams; her niece Julie Corder; her daughters Virginia Nisbet, Joanne Newton and husband Rick Newton, Beverly Barron Barnes, and Kathleen Hamilton and husband Brian Hamilton. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Jacqueline and James Nisbet; Corey Newton; Bryan, Elizabeth, Jacob and Jeffrey Barnes; Sarah, David, Jake and Mary Beth Hamilton; and three great-grandchildren, Barron and Emma Barnes, and Claire Barnes.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7 at First Baptist Church in Abilene in the main sanctuary, and 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Park Cities Baptist Church, Dallas, in the Ellis Chapel. In lieu of flowers, bereavements can be sent to the Children’s Miracle Network.

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James Oscar Hollingsworth
Aug 22, 1874 - May 9, 1947

J. O. HOLLINGSWORTH RITES HELD FROST MONDAY AFTERNOON

FROST, March 10.—(Spl.)—J. Oscar Hollingsworth, aged 72 years, native of this community and a farmer until his retirement a few years ago, died in a Dallas hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Raleigh Baptist church with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Trinidad, and Rev. W. A. McCallum, pastor of the Raleigh church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. E. O. Jackson, Italy; eight sons, Claude Hollingsworth, Corsicana; Will Clint and Harvey Hollingsworth, both of Frost; Jim and Shorty Hollingsworth, both of Blooming Grove; Clyde, Barry and Roy Hollingsworth, all of Mertens; a sister, Mrs. Annie Melton, Dresden; a brother, and other relatives.

McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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Rebecca Jane "Beck" (Holliefield) Hollingsworth
Mar 3, 1897 - Sep 13, 1964

Blooming Grove Resident Dies

Mrs. Becky Hollingsworth, 67, died in Blooming Grove Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted byRev. Hubert Taylor, pastor of the Blooming Grove and Dresden Methodist churches.

Surviving are two sons, Elmer Hollingsworth, Route 1, Barry, and Everett Hollingsworth, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Viva Hollingsworth, Corsicana; a grandson, four brothers, Lloyd Porterfield, Frost; Tom Porterfield, Brownfield; Nimmie Porterfield, Houston, and David Porterfield, Blooming Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Jewell Turner, Purdon; Mrs. Mary Hassell, Dallas, and Mrs. Cannie Ewing, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

G. C. Bowden, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes. Her body was discovered in bed Sunday by a relative.

Pallbearers will be Leroy Ewing, Homer Ewing, Joe Minefee, J. D. Melton, Dean Melton and Robert Green.

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Harvie L. Jayroe
Nov 15, 1911 - May 23, 1963

Harvie Jayroe Dies Thursday

Harvie E. Jayroe, 51, employe of the Texas Power and Light Company, 1205 West Eleventh avenue, died early Thursday in Baylor Hospital, Dallas.

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

Jayroe was a veteran of the U. S. Army in World War II. He was born at Purdon, Nov. 15, 1911.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two brothers, Henry Jayroe, Purdon, and Doyle Jayroe, Houston; six sisters, Mrs. Agnes Foster, Wilmer; Mrs. Nannie Seely and Mrs. Eulala Berryhill, both of Hearne; Mrs. Laura Pickering, Conroe; Mrs. Mattie Williams, Richland, and other relatives.

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Harvie Jayroe Services Held

Funeral services for Harvie Jayroe, 51, were held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Don Taylor, pastor of the Dawson Baptist church, assisted by Rev. James W. Crowley, pastor of the Richland Baptist church.

Jayroe, a veteran of World War 11 and an employe of the Texas Power and Light Company was born at Purdon, Nov. 15, 1911.

Surviving are his wife of 1205 West Eleventh avenue, Corsicana; two brothers, Henry Jayroe, Purdon and Doyle Jayroe, Houston; six sisters, Mrs. Agnes Foster, Wilmer; Mrs. Lois McClintock, Houston; Mrs. Nannie Seely and Mrs. Eulala Berryhill both of Hearn; Mrs. Laura Pickering, Conroe; and Mrs. Mattie Williams, Richland and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Smith, Frank Dawson, W. O. Jackson, Marvin Haag, D. L. Simmons and Fred Nutt.

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Johnnie Bates Jayroe
Mar 22, 1899 - Oct 29, 1931

MAN FOUND DEAD NORTH OF PURDON THURSDAY MORNING

PURDON, Oct. 29.—(Spl.)—Johnny Jayroe, aged 32 years, son of Jim Jayroe, who resides two miles north of purdon, died with gunshot wounds about 11:40 o’clock Thursday morning. A .25 automatic pistol was found nearby. He had suffered a wound in the head.

Mr. Jayroe formerly was employed in the oil fields, and was on a visit with his parents here when the tragedy occurred.

Surviving are one child, parents, and a number of relatives.

The body was viewed by Johnny B. Jones of Blooming Grove, justice of the peace, who returned a coroner’s verdict of death by pistol wounds self inflicted.

No funeral arrangements had been perfected shortly after noon Thursday.

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Lela Beatrice (McDonald) Jayroe
Jun 8, 1877 - Mar 29, 1947

SERVICES HELD FOR PIONEER RESIDENT PURDON COMMUNITY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lelia R. Jayroe, aged 69 years, of Purdon, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night, were held Monday afternoon from the First Baptist church at Purdon. The rites were conducted by Rev. White, with Rev. Faller of Richland assisting.

Born, June 8, 1877, in Alabama, Mrs. Jayroe came to Texas in early childhood. She was married to the late James I. Jayroe, July 7, 1897. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are nine children, Henry Jayroe, Hearne; Roland Jayroe, Purdon, and Harvey Jayroe, Corsicana; six daughters, Mrs. Agnes Foster, Purdon; Mrs. Jack Seelye, Hearne; Mrs. Laura Mitchell, Conroe; Mrs. Lois McClintock, Houston; Mrs. Mattie Williams, Richland, and Mrs. Roy Berryhill, Hearne; a sister, Mrs. Claudia Crain, Tularosa, New Mexico, and other relatives.

Johnny Quincy Jayroe, Clofton Jayroe, Jack Seelye, Jr.; A. B. McClintock, Carl Foster and Odell Williams, grandsons, were pallbearers.

Wolfe and Dobson Funeral Home directed.

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Mary A. “Nettie” (Carroll) Garrison
Oct 27, 1878 - Feb 15, 1966

Thursday Rites Mrs. Garrison

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. (Nettie) Garrison, 87, 1718 West Sixth avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Tuesday, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Syd Wyatt, minister of the Westside Church of Christ, and L. W. Mayo, North Beaton Church of Christ minister. Burial will be in the Ward cemetery.

Mrs. Garrison was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Irene Busby, Corsicana; Mrs. Hazel Williamson, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Paul Broughton, Purdon; a son, J. B. Garrison, Dickinson; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Neal Broughton, Gary Broughton, L. W. Barrett, James Ivie, Thurman Johnson and Ferma C. Stewart.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 16, 1966
  • w/o William Vanest Garrison married Aug. 12, 1903; d/o William Absolum Carroll & Susan Catherine (Owen) Carroll
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Vanest Garrison
Nov 24, 1861 - May 26, 1929

AGED RESIDENT OF ANGUS DIED SUNDAY BURIED AT PURSLEY

W. V. Garrison, aged 70 years long-time resident of Navarro county, died at his home in the Angus community Sunday morning at 9:55 o’clock and the funeral was held at Pursley Monday afternoon where interment was made. Prior to moving to the Angus community, Mr. Garrison resided in the Pursley community for many years.

Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Irene Stephens, Corsicana; Misses Ilo and Hazel Garrison, both of Angus; and one son, Bernard Garrison, Angus.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Henry Jones Mabry
Feb 20, 1875 - Oct 28, 1960

Henry Mabry Rites Sunday

Funeral services will be held in McCormick’s Chapel in Blooming Grove at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for Henry Mabry, 85, who died in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home in Corsicana Friday afternoon.

Rev. Carl Gilkerson, pastor of First Methodist church in Blooming Grove, will officiate and burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Mabry, a retired farmer and rancher, was a member of a pioneer Navarro county family. He had lived all his life in the county. A native of Dresden, he lived several years in Blooming Grove and about 25 years ago moved to Richland.

Survivors include two daughters, Miss Mabel Mabry, a teacher at Collins Junior High School, and Mrs. Hollis Pitts, Blooming Grove; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Richards, Richland; and Mrs. Ruth Coker, Ennis; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dan Budai, Guy Campbell, Cliff Davis, Jess Burton, Lee Lowe and R. A. Carroll.

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George Wiley Marlow
Jul 5, 1873 - Jul 10, 1944

GEORGE W. MARLOW OF BLOOMING GROVE BURIED AT DRESDEN

Funeral rites for George W. Marlow, age 71 years, who died Monday night at his home in Blooming Grove, were held at the Methodist church there at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Rev. W. S. Fisher and Rev. Mr. Gaddy conducted the services with burial in the Dresden cemeteryy.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. George W. Marlow, Blooming Grove; five sons, Marion E. Burks, Fort Worth; Duther Marlow, Electra; Willard Marlow, U. S. Army; Theo Marlow, Purdon; Gordon Marlow, Dallas; six daughters, Mrs. Grace Boykin, Dallas; Mrs. Lorene Williams, Dallas; Mrs. Lois Evans, Dallas; Mrs. Louise Henderson, Corsicana; Mrs. Esther Patterson, Dallas; Miss Lucille Marlow, Blooming Grove; five sisters, Mrs. Frank Hable, Delia; Mrs. Ada Jones, Elkhart; Miss Willie Marlow, Palestine; Mrs. J. L. Parkham, Tennessee Colony; Mrs. A. Oden, Corsicana; two brothers, J. R. Marlow, Mt. Pleasant; Major H. W. Marlow, overseas, and 20 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lee Puttman, Ruffy Puttman, Rex French, Drew Gillen and Ed Berry.

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Henrietta Louise (McMillan) Kimbler-Masters
Sep 24, 1877 - Sep 23, 1962

Mrs. Masters Rites Monday

Mrs. Henrietta Masters, 517 North Fourteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning on her 85th birthday.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the church.

Native of Cotton Gin, she resided in Freestone county for 20 years before moving to Corsicana 15 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lola Masters and Mrs. C. H. Ross, both of Jacksonville; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, a brother, L. McMillan, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clyde Stubbs, F. C. Vickery, George McCaffety, Willie Cook, A. B. Elmore, and Raymond Pittman.

Corley directed.

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Robert Hugh Middleton
1880 - Mar 22, 1966

R. H. Middleton Dies Tuesday

R. H. Middleton, 86, former resident, and retired farmer of Athens, died Tuesday afternoon in Henderson County Memorial Hospital in Athens.

A native of Chattanooga, Ga., he had been a resident for many years before moving to Athens about 12 years ago.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley’s. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Middleton of Athens; four sons, R. M. Middleton of Corsicana, Glenn Middleton of Fort Worth, H. J. Middleton of Bay City, Mich., and R. E. Middleton of the U. S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Winnie Simmons of Midland, Mrs. Janie M. Hines of Corsicana, and Mrs. Addie Jo Scoggins of Gulfport, Miss.; one brother, Griff Middleton of Mart; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Stringer of Corsicana; 24 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

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Hold Services R. H. Middleton

Funeral services for R. H. Middleton, 86, retired Athens farmer, were held from the Corley Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Friday with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. L. Slimp, pastor of the Central Baptist church in Athens.

Middleton, a former Navarro county resident, died Tuesday afternoon in the Henderson County Memorial Hospital in Athens. He resided here prior to moving to Athens 12 years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Middleton, Athens; four sons, R. M. Middleton, Corsicana; Glenn Middleton, Ft. Worth; H. J. Middleton, Bay City, Mich., and R. E. Middleton, U. S. Navy; three daughters, Mrs. Winnie Simmons, Midland; Mrs. Janie M. Hines, Corsicana; and Mrs. Addie Jo Scoggins, Gulfport, Miss.; six step-daughters, Mrs. Betty Jernigan, Grand Prairie; Mrs. Katie Ramsey and Mrs. Clarice Wheeler, both of Athens; Mrs. Arizona Bradford, Mrs. May Jones and Mrs. Barbara Kelly, all of Dallas; a stepson, Nathan Cox, Athens; one brother, Griff Middleton, Mart; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Stringer, Corsicana; 24 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers were William J. Stringer, Bobby Joe Stringer, James Lee Stringer, Charles Walpole, Michael Middleton and Buddy Jock.

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Creola (Smith) Miller
Oct 3, 1880 - Jun 13, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Miller

Funeral services for Mrs. Creola Smith Miller, 82, native of Mississippi, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church in Purdon.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Clifton Nauert, pastor, and Rev. Earl Batey, pastor of the Corsicana Central Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Miller had resided at Purdon 76 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Frank D. Harris, Corsicana; Mrs. Pat Simonds, Austin, and Mrs. Murle Burleson, Abilene; four grandchildren, one great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Kathryn Smith and Mrs. Esse Stamps, both of Corsicana; a brother, O. V. Smith, Levelland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Clarence Thomas, Brady Thomas, Clarence Putman, W. H. McGraw, Rufus Whittenburg and George Hulsey.

Corley directed.

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Home Rebekahs Meet Tuesday

The charter was draped in memory of Mrs. Creola Miller, Purdon, a recently deceased member of the lodge.

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Sunday Ann Miller
Nov 16, 1973 - Nov 21, 1973

Sunday Miller

Graveside services for Sunday Ann Miller, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Miller of Purdon, were to be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dresden cemetery. The Rev. Terry Bass was to officiate.

She died Wednesday in Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

Survivors include her parents of Purdon; her grandparents, Mrs. Tildy Miller and Mr and Mrs. Jerry Reeder, all of Purdon.

Arrangements were with Corley Funeral Home.

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Arthur Lee Minefee
Jan 24, 1925 - Mar 31, 1956

Former Resident Services Monday

FROST, April 3—(Spl)—Lee Minefee, 31, of Emmett, formerly of Corsicana, died in the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Prairie View Baptist church at Raleigh with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Van George, pastor.

Minefee was born in the Cottonwood community south of Barry.

Surviving are his parents, Rev. and Mrs. W. W. Minefee, Emmett; six brothers, Joe Minefee, Raleigh; John Minefee, Dresden; Clinton Minefee, Houston; Bill Minefee, El Paso; Paul Minefee, Arizona, and Jessie Minefee, Emmett; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Bentley, Plainview; Mrs. Bud Rawlings, and Mrs. Carl Vest, both of Frost, and Dora Minefee, Emmett; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Troy Sykes, Nathan Rawlings, Sam Moore, Harvey Hollingsworth, Sam Melton and Jake Hunt.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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William Walter Minefee, Rev.
Apr 25, 1885 - Feb 14, 1964

W. W. Minefee Expires Friday

W. W. Minefee, 78, retired Baptist minister, long-time resident of the Raleigh community, died in the John Sealy Hospital in Galveston Friday.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Saturday at the McCormick Funeral Service but burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. He was a native Texan and had resided in West Navarro county for about 65 years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Katie Minefee, Raleigh; five sons, Joe Minefee, Corsicana; Clinton Minefee, Houston; Paul Minefee, Miami, Ariz.; Bill and Jesse Minefee, both of El Paso; three daughters, Mrs. Pearl Bentley, Friona; Mrs. Mary Lou Rawlings, Frost, and Mrs. Dora Catherine Hollingsworth, Waco; three sisters, Mrs. W. M. Fulton, Blooming Grove; Mrs. O. B. Howell, Denison, and Mrs. Tom Hester, Irene; 43 grandchildren, a number of great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Emma Blanche (Parham) Lynch
Jan 1, 1875 - Apr 3, 1960

Mrs. Lynch Of Blooming Grove Dies On Sunday

BLOOMING GROVE, April 4—(Spl)—Mrs. Emma Lynch, 84, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. A. Carroll, Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

A native of Cooksville, Titus county, Texas, Mrs. Lynch had resided in this community since 16 years of age.

Surviving are a son, C. P. Lynch, and one daughter, Mrs. Carroll, both of Blooming Grove; eight grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Dixon, J. I Hale, Beauford Farrish, W. B. Ellis, Loyd Wooten and Loyd Frederick.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Andrew Jackson “Jack” Megarity, Jr.
Jan 27, 1920 - Jan 20, 1975

Jack Megarity

MORTA MEDERA, CALIF.—Services will be Saturday at the Daphens Funeral Home in Corta Medera, Calif. For Jack Megairty, 54, of Corta Madera who died Monday at his home.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mildred Megarity; two sons, Jack Jr. and Pat, both of Corta Medera; and one daughter, Melinda. He was the son-in-law of Mrs. W. H. Davis of Corsicana.

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Annie (Hollingsworth) Melton
Jan 18, 1882 - Oct 16, 1963

Friday Rites For Mrs. Melton

DRESDEN, Oct. 17. (Spl.)—Funeral rites for Mrs. Annie Melton, 81, who died Wednesday morning at her home here, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Dresden Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Rev. O. L. McCallum, pastor of the Fairview Baptist Church in the Raleigh community, will conduct, and will be assisted by Rev. Hubert Taylor, pastor of the Dresden Methodist Church.

Mrs. Melton, widow of the late Zack Ethan Melton, was a member of pioneer West Navarro County families, her maiden name being Hollingsworth.

Justice of the Peace J. J. Sheppard returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes after she was found dead in her room at her home here.

Surviving are three sons, Sam Melton, Dresden; Roy and Z. E. Melton, Jr., both of Fort Worth; three daughters, Miss Vera Melton, Dresden; Mrs. Lucy Brister, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Ethel McClure, Shamrock; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons and nephews were pallbearers.

McCormick Funeral Service directed.

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Burl Ethel (Christopher) Melton
Aug 8, 1896 - Nov 30, 1962


Mrs. Melton Of Blooming Grove Rites Sunday

Mrs. Burl Melton, 66, wife of Claude H. Melton, died at the family home south of Blooming Grove, Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. V. Southerland, Jr., pastor of the Central Baptist church of Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Melton was a native of Barry and had resided in the Blooming Grove area for 31 years.

Surviving are her husband, Blooming Grove; a son, Calvin C. Melton, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Inez Hall, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Opal Sheffield, Texas City; Mrs. Laura Deis, Oakland, Calif.; Mrs. Billye Neeley, Plainville, Kan.; Mrs. Margaret Deis, San Leandro, Calif.; a brother, Charlie Christopher, Stanton; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Wilson, Odessa, and Mrs. Mae Godwin, Athens; and 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Lil Melton, J. M. Dixon, C. E. Warren, Lloyd Simpson, Dorsey McGraw and Ernest McGraw.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Ellen Nora "Ella" (Lewis) Melton
Oct 17, 1865 - Oct 5, 1956

Mrs. Ella Melton Services Sunday

Mrs. Ella Melton, 91, widow of the late Carter C. Melton, died in the Twilight Home Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Dresden Methodist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. H. McCollum, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. Roy H. Davis, pastor of the First Methodist church at Blooming Grove.

Mrs. Melton was born at Aquilla, Hill county and resided in Dresden community for 72 years before moving to the Twilight Home 16 months ago.

Surviving are three sons, Tye Melton, Houston; Ernest Melton, Hillsboro, and Lill Melton, Blooming Grove; four daughters, Mrs. Angie Fox, Houston; Mrs. Ola Sims and Mrs. Mattie Moore, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Daisey Perry, Lubbock; a brother, Yance Lewis, Alliance Hall; a sister, Mrs. Martha Armstrong, Mertens; 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Maurice Melton, Ethan Melton, Everett Sims, Jones Henry Melton, Ervin Melton and Joe Dean Cobb.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Ira Earl “Sugie” Melton
Nov 12, 1929 - Mar 26, 1932

Dresden News.

DRESDEN, March 31.—(Spl.)—The community was shocked to hear of the death of little Earl Melton who died Friday. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover Melton. He leaves his parents, several brothers and sisters.

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Louisa Gorden (Clough) Melton
Oct 7, 1854 - Jan 26, 1950

Mrs. J. E. Melton Dies Thursday; Funeral Sunday

Mrs. J. E. Melton, 95, native Texan, died in Amarillo Thursday night.

Native of Freestone county, Mrs. Melton came to Navarro county in 1873 and resided at Dresden for many years. She was born October 7, 1854.

Funeral services are to be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Dresden Methodist church. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Surviving are three sons, J. G. Melton and B. B. Melton, both of Dresden, and John C. Melton, Amarillo; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Mobley, Amarillo, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. J. E. Melton Funeral Services Planned Sunday

Funeral rites for Mrs. J. E. Melton, 95, who died in Amarillo Thursday night, will be held from the Dresden Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Roy Johnson and Rev. O. F. McCallum.

Born Oct. 7, 1854, in Freestone county, Mrs. Melton came to Navarro county in 1873, and resided in the Dresden community until moving to Amarillo a few years ago.

Surviving are three sons, J. G. and B. B. Melton, both of Dresden, and John C. Melton, Amarillo; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Mobley, Amarillo, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sam Melton, Grover S. Melton, Ruben Melton, Bill Mobley, Hershel Mobley, Ira McMillan, Roy McMillan, Nig Melton, Dean Melton, J. D. Melton, J. K. Melton, Douglas Melton, Jerry McMillan and Woodrow McMillan.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. J. E. Melton Funeral Services Held On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. E. Melton, 95, who died in Amarillo Thursday night, were held Sunday afternoon from the Methodist church at Dresden with burial in the Dresden cemetery. Rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Johnson and Rev. O. F. McCallum.

Born Oct. 7, 1854, in Freestone county, Mrs. Melton moved to Dresden in 1873 and resided there until she moved to Amarillo a few years ago.

Surviving are three sons, J. G. and B. B. Melton, both of Dresden, and John C. Melton, Amarillo; a daughter, Mrs. Pearl Mobley, Amarillo; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sam Melton, Grove S. Melton, Ruben Melton, Bill Mobley, Hershal Mobley, Ira McMillan, Roy McMillan, Nig Melton, Dean Melton, J. D. Melton, J. K. Melton, Douglas Melton, Jerry McMillan and Woodrow McMillan.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Maldona (Hunt) Melton
Mar 13, 1895 - Jan 1, 1962

Mrs. Melton Dies Monday

Mrs. E. C. Melton, native of Grandview but resident of Corsicana, died in Memorial Hospital Monday. She was 66.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor, Second Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor, Missionary Baptist church officiating. Interment will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Mrs. Melton, who was born March 13, 1895, had resided in Corsicana the past five years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Erving Melton, Monahans, and Ethan Melton, Irving; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Copvington, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruth Hodge, Ft Worth; two brothers, W. O. Hunt, Frost, and J. W. Hunt, Eastland and other relatives.

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Mrs. E. C. Melton Services Held

Final rites for Mrs. E. C. Melton were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Dresden cemetery.

Officiating were Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor, Second Avenue Baptist church, and Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor, Missionary Baptist church.

A native of Grandview, Mrs. Melton, 66, died in Memorial Hospital Monday. She had resided in Corsicana the past five years.

Survivors include her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Erving Melton, Monahans, and Ethan Melton, Irving; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Covington, Corsicana and Mrs. Ruth Hodge, Fort Worth; two brothers, W. O. Hunt, Frost, and J. W. Hunt, Eastland, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Smith, Orville Locklar, Willard Staggs, Elmo Hollingsworth, Oren Williams and Harvey Slater.

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MRS. E. C. MELTON
CORSICANA, Jan 3 (Spl) - Funeral services for Mrs. E. C. Melton, 66, who died Monday in a Corsicana hospital, were held here Wednesday with burial in Dresden cemetery. Mrs. Melton was born in Grandview. Survivors include her husband and two sons, Erving Melton of Monahans and Ethan Melton of Irving

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Ruth Warine (Cagle) Melton
Mar 26, 1923 - Oct 6, 1964

Mrs. J. D. Melton Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. J. D. Melton, 41, who died at the family home in Dresden Tuesday night, were held Thursday night, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Dresden, a daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Watts, Dallas; a grandchild, parents, Mr. and Mrs. James A. Cagle, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Clay McGraw and Mrs. E. C. Green, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Willie Jackson, Arlington; five brothers, James O. Cagle and Jerry Ray Cagle, both of Dallas; Derrell Cagle, U. S. Navy, Kodiak, Alaska; Joe Cagle, Heidsburg, Calif.; and Charles A. Cagle, U. S. Army, Germany, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Sam Ethan Melton
Jul 12, 1901 - Jan 14, 1975

Sam Melton

DRESDEN—Services were to be held at 4 p.m. today at the Dresden Methodist Church for Sam Melton, 73, resident of Dresden who died Tuesday morning.

Rev. J. E. Deming, Fairview Baptist Church pastor, and Rev. John Clifford were to officiate with burial to follow at Dresden cemetery.

Arrangements are with Bradley Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Survivors include two brothers, Zack Melton and Roy Melton both of Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel McClure of Pampa, Miss Vera Melton of Dresden, and Mrs. Lucy Brister of Navarro Mills.

Pallbearers included Drew Gillen, Verlan Ewing, Earl Fulton, Regan Grounds, Paul Hendrix and Sam Morton.

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MELTON
SAM ETHAN MELTON, 73, Blooming Grove, passed away Tuesday, Corsicana. Survivors: Brothers, Zack Melton, Roy Melton, Fort Worth; sisters, Mrs. Ethel McClure, Pampa, Miss Vera Melton, Dresden, Miss Lucy Brister, Navarro Mills. Services 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, Dresden Methodist Cemetery. Arrangements Bradley Funeral Home, Bloming Grove. 695-2651

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Arthur Lee Mobley
Sep 10, 1879 - Nov 1, 1951

A. S. Mobley Of Dresden Expires

BLOOMING GROVE, Nov. 2—(Spl)—Arthur Spruce Mobley, 71, retired farmer died suddenly at the R. L. Cunningham home in the Dresden community Thursday afternoon.

Mobley, a native of South Carolina, had made his home with the Cunningham family since coming to Texas many years ago.

Funeral services will be held from the Dresden Methodist church at 2 p.m. Saturday with Rev. C. B. Wilson in charge. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

One brother resides in South Carolina.

McCormick Funeral Service will direct.

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Curtis Corbin Moody
Sep 26, 1914 - Jul 29, 1963

Moody Rites Due Friday

Funeral services for Curtis C. Moody, 49, whose body was found pinned under his tractor west of Corsicana Monday, will be conducted in the Second Avenue Baptist church Friday at 2:30 p.m.

Services have been awaiting the arrival of a son stationed with the armed forces in Japan.

Officiating will be the Rev. G. P. Allen. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

Moody was a member of the Second Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are the wife; the son, Lance Cpl. Wayne Moody; one daughter, Mrs. Jane Farmer, Wilmer; two grandchildren; one brother, L. D. Moody, Dallas; four sisters, Mrs. Dennie Sykes, Dallas; Mrs. Marie Waller, Arlington; Mrs. Eunice Staggs, Blooming Grove, and Mrs. Onita Huse, Corsicana; mother, Mrs. I. W. Moody, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Stover, Eugene Williams, Garland Maxwell, Leonard Dockery, Ray Dixon and Charlie Ellington.

Griffin is directing.

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Isaac Walther Moody, Rev.
Jan 17, 1881 - Oct 14, 1961

I. W. Moody Rites Monday

I. W. (Ike) Moody, 80, retired farmer, 817 North Twentieth street, died at the family home Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Second Avenue Baptist church with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Willie Lee, Louisiana Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. G. P. Allen, pastor, and Rev. Clarence Williams.

Native of Mississippi, Moody lived in the Dresden and Blooming Grove communities prior to moving to Corsicana a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah Moody, Corsicana; two sons, Curtis Moody, Corsicana and L. D. Moody, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Modina Sykes, Dallas; Mrs. Eunice Staggs, Blooming Grove; Mrs. Marie Waller, Arlington, and Mrs. Oneta Huse, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Temple D. Waller, Jr., R. C. Staggs, Marion Waller, Cecil Staggs, Jerry Staggs, Ballard Sykes, Herman Huse, Douglas Waller, Aubrey Staggs, James Waller and Richard Waller, all grandsons.

Griffin directed.

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Sarah Ida (Taylor) Moody
Mar 30, 1884 - Sep 20, 1934

MRS. SARAH I. MOODY DEAD; FUNERAL HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Sarah I. Moody, aged 50 years, wife of L. L. Moody, 1118 West Eleventh avenue, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 8:30 o’clock Thursday night and the funeral was held from the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the church.

Surviving are her husband and the following children; Clarence H. Boyett, Corsicana; R. T. Doyle, Arden, Avanola and Lavalter Moody, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Guvie Richards, Emhouse, and Mrs. Gola Brown, Montfort.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Hazel Franklin Solomon
abt 1949 - Jan 2, 2014

Hazel Franklin Solomon, 64, of Corsicana; passed away Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 at her residence. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11,2014 at the Second Mission Baptist Church located at 909 S. Fifth St. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Oreine (Denbow) Adams
Mar 27, 1918 - Jan 10, 2014

Mrs. Oreine Adams, 95, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born March 27, 1918 in Chatfield to Thomas David and Flora Sands Denbow.

She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She really enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren, and went to watch them play sports. She enjoyed watching sports, especially The Texas Longhorns. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, R.W. Adams; parents, five brothers and four sisters.

She is survived by her sons, Larry Adams and wife Jane of Dawson, and Steven Adams and wife Belinda of Corsicana; granddaughter, Chanda Hawkins and fiancé Dana Harris of Dawson; grandsons, Mark Adams and friend Marissa O’Brien of Lewisville, Matt Adams and wife Amber of Chicago, IL, Josh Adams and wife Ashley Adams of Grapevine, and Daniel Adams and friend Jill Barlett of Austin; great-grandson, Mitchell Adams and a great-granddaughter, Rylee Hawkins; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Charles Paschall and Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating. Interment will follow in the Dresden cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Adams, Matt Adams, Josh Adams, Daniel Adams, Eddie Denbow, Donnie Denbow, and Dana Harris.

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Nina Ruth (Robinson) Jock
Mar 19, 1928 - Jan 5, 2014

Nina Ruth Jock, resident of Log Cabin, passed away in Athens on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at East Texas Medical Center at the age of 85. She was born in Eureka on Monday, March 19, 1928 to Jack Robinson and Lucy Andrews Robinson.

Nina is survived by her husband Willie Jock of Log Cabin, daughters Brenda Watkins and her husband Jewel of Log Cabin, Sheila Diane Jock of Granbury and Kathy Marie Sherrod of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Bobby Jock and Rev. Joe Taylor officiating. Pallbearers will be Chad Flores, Mark Sherrod, Paul O'Quinn, David Jenkins, Randall Jenkins and Bobby Lee Jock. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Buford Moore
Apr 20, 1880 - Nov 26, 1946

FUNERAL RITES HELD AT BARRY WEDNESDAY FOR BUFORD MOORE

Funeral services for Buford Moore, aged 66 years, Corsicana Route 3, who died in the Navarro clinic early Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Barry Methodist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church, and Rev. J. H. Leathers. A native of Tennessee, he had resided in Navarro county 45 years.

Surviving are three sons, Cecil, Zilna and Doyle Moore, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. M. S. McDonald, Barry; Mrs. W. E. Owen, Corsicana and Mrs. E. L. Bell, San Angelo; a sister, Mrs. Susie Clymore, Columbia, Tenn.; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Noma Baxter, Albert Bell, Albert Watkins, Glenn Bell, Andy Livingston, George Daniels, Arthur Bolin and Willie Bell.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Jerry Sue (Ard) Wilson
Mar 10, 1938 - Jan 7, 2014
 

Jerry Sue Wilson, 75, of Stamford passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Hendricks Medical Center in Abilene. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at the Tankersley Funeral Home Chapel, 807 S. Columbia, Stamford, Texas with the Rev. Jesse Morton officiating. Burial will follow in New Hope Cemetery under the direction of Tankersley Funeral Home.

Jerry Sue Ard was born March 10, 1938 in Corsicana to Wincy Monroe and Ethel Mae (Smitherman) Ard. Jerry graduated from school in Corsicana and resided there until moving to Stamford as an adult.

On Oct. 2, 1971 Jerry married Loyd Everett Wilson in Stamford. Loyd and Jerry were married for 28 years prior to his death in 1999.

Jerry worked as a nurse’s aide and caregiver, caring for others in their later years. She also worked at the Stamford Hospital in the kitchen.
Jerry’s joys in life were listening to country and western music, watching her stories, game shows and wrestling on TV.

Jerry was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, two brothers, James and Joe Dean Ard, and one sister, Verlene Derden.

She is survived by her sister-in-law Wanda Ard; nephews Jody Ard, Jon Allen Ard, Mike Derden, Sammy Derden, Roger Derden, James Derden, Randy Derden, Steven Derden and Arlin Joe Wilson, and a special friend to Jerry, her caregiver Jackie Cedillo.

Tankersley Funeral Home

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Percy Dunn, Jr.
Dec 5, 1948 - Jan 1, 2014

Percy Dunn, Jr., 65, of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 at his residence. Percy was born Dec. 5,1948 in Elm Flat to Percy Dunn, Sr. and Mattie B. Lawrence Dunn.

He received his formal education in the Kerens School District and professed a faith in Christ in his early life and united with the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Powell. He met and married Georgia Ann Lewis on Oct. 1, 1974. His previous employment was at Oil City Iron Works.

Percy is survived by his wife, Georgia Ann Dunn of Corsicana; two sons, Nicholas Austin and Christopher Austin, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Albert Dunn, Steve Dunn and Ivory Dunn all of Powell; five sisters, Vernice Jackson and Lummie Dunn both of Kerens, Vergie Davis, Melvalyn Dunn and Stephanie Dunn all of Powell; mother-in-law, Louise Lewis of Corsicana; and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at the First Independent Baptist Church located at 701 G.W. Jackson Avenue with Pastors Kenneth Walton, Jr. and Keith B. Henry officiating. Interment will follow at the Elm Flat Cemetery, Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Benny Joe Hickman
Dec 30, 1961 - Jan 7, 2014

Benny J. Hickman, 52, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at The Word Church. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at The Word Church with Pastor Bo Loftis officiating.

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Mr. Benny J. Hickman, 52, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born on December 30, 1961 in Ennis, Texas to Wallace and Terri Hickman.

He was employed for many years as a truck driver, covering 48 states.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, William Bruce Hickman.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria Hickman; daughters, Rachelle High and husband BJ of Rice and Tabatha Hickman of Corsicana; sons, Benny Joe Hickman, Jr. of Brady, Christopher Hickman and Daniel Hickman of Corsicana; nine grandchildren; sisters, Janice Winters and husband Billy of Ennis, Carla Jean Payne and husband Jim of Roane, Sherie Robison of Lubbock, Cyndi Mims and husband Jim of Venus, and Cristen Miller and husband Robert of Corsicana; brothers, Bodhi Hickman and wife Faye of Springer, OK, and Brent Hickman and wife Christi of Mansfield; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and his In-Laws, Jose and Adella Diaz of Ennis.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at The Word Church. A Memorial service will be held at
10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 at The Word Church with Pastor Bo Loftis officiating.
 

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Dickie Lynn Mullenix
May 30, 1956 - Jan 6, 2014

Dickie L. Mullenix, 57, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 30, 1956 in Corsicana to Guy and Dorothy Louise Baggett Mullenix.

Mullenix was a Corsicana Firefighter for 32 years before retiring as a lieutenant in 2012. Known for his outgoing charm and soft heart, Mullenix worked for the city for 35 years, three of it with the water treatment plant, before transferring to the fire department. Co-workers and friends alike all agreed Mullenix was a great guy with a huge heart.

Mullinex was involved in the community both through the toy drive he led for years, and from doing fire safety programs at local schools. He passed out stickers and advised children on “drop and roll,” for decades.

After retirement, Mullenix took it easy, enjoying his hobbies of antique sign and car collecting. His flock of hobby chickens became a flock of hobby pigeons, something he just enjoyed tending. He also enjoyed playing golf at the Oak Trail golf course.

Jerry Smithey knew Mullenix for more than 30 years, working with him through long shifts and car accidents, fires and rescues. Mullenix was one of those firefighters who would teach the younger men the ropes with a generous heart, Smithey said. He was known as a great guy with whom to work.

Mullenix was also fun when the alarms weren’t going off. He had a great sense of humor, and knew how to keep the others laughing, even during times of boredom, Smithey said. He could deal with young kids, elderly people, it didn’t matter. He was an excellent communicator with the public. Everybody liked him. He was a people person.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sister, Ginger Kay Mullenix of Corsicana; aunt, Ruth Wilcox and husband Gene of Ennis; uncle, John Baggett of Seattle, WA; cousins, Suzanne Martin and husband Glen of San Antonio, Karen Fanous and husband Ziad of Round Rock, Lisa Noble and husband Bart of Dallas, David Brown and wife Melinda of Ennis, Debbie Peveto and husband Robert of Tyler, Kathy Wilson of Texarkana, and Bruce Gillen of Corsicana.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.

Pallbearers will be Ricki Crenshaw, Jerry Smithey, Bill Stovall, and Darren Yates.

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June Elizabeth (Mattson) Tekell
June 14, 1923 - Jan 9, 2014

Mrs. June Elizabeth Tekell, loving wife, mother, and grandmother passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born June 14, 1923 in Stephen, Minn. to Dr. and Mrs. R.H. Mattson.

June spent most of her childhood in McVille, N.D. where she graduated high school and earned her bachelor degree from the University of North Dakota. While attending UND, June met Joe Bob Tekell. They were married June 28, 1945 and moved to Corsicana in 1946.

June was a faithful and loving mother of her three boys. She was not only a caring homemaker but she loved serving the Lord with everything she had at First Baptist Church for the past 67 years. She served as teacher in both the children and adult Sunday school classes; she spent much of her time serving in mission work in Corsicana and many foreign countries. June was always reaching out to people to bring them to know Jesus as their Savior. She was truly a servant of the Lord in every way. She worked many years with the congregation of Iglesia Baptista Calvario as the pianist and made so many friends in the congregation. June never said “no” when asked to work serving her Lord. Whenever she traveled, and she loved to travel in Europe, South America, and Mexico to name a few, she would always look for missionaries working in the field and offer to help in any way.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Dr. Roger Mattson of Casper, Wyo.

June is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Joe Bob Tekell; her sons; LTC Scott Tekell (retired) and wife, Jodi of Azle; Brad Tekell and wife, Janet of Corsicana; and Mark Tekell of Norman, Okla. Her grandchildren include Kyle Tekell and wife, Rebecca of Savannah, Ga.; Kristen Tekell of Ashville, N.C.; Mary Beth Zimmermann and husband, Eric of Ft. Worth; Emmy Lou Dagnan and husband, Derrick of Nashville, Tenn.; Capt. John Paul Tekell and wife, Audra of Mojave, Calif.; Andrew Tekell of Renton, Wash.; Betsy Carroll and husband, Dan of San Jose, Calif. and Erik Tekell of Norman, Okla. June’s great-grandchildren are Sydney and Nora Tekell of Savannah, Ga.; Madeline and Carlton Dagnan of Nashville, Tenn.; and Stella Carroll of San Jose, Calif. She is also survived by her sister, Marilyn Bostrom of Minneapolis, Minn. and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny P. Reeves and Rev. B. F. Risinger, Jr. officiating. Pallbearers will be Truett Lewis, R.M. Bowden, Jay Justice, Jon Ed Ingham, Rex Peddy and Jay Waterman.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Mission Fund at 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Jewel Mae (Combs) Hassell-Fletcher
Dec 22, 1922 - Jan 5, 2014

Jewel Mae Combs Fletcher, 91, of Naples Texas, formerly of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 at Titus Regional Medical Hospital in Mt. Pleasant. She was born Dec. 22, 1922 in the Rural Shade community, south of Kerens, to Thomas Larry Combs and Nellie Ora Boss Combs. She attended school in the Rural Shade school. Jewel married William A. “Bill” Fletcher on March 4, 1944 in Kerens. She loved to cook and sew and care for her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Round Prairie Baptist Church. She also served as secretary of the VFW in Gun Barrel City for several years.

She is survived by her son, Larry and wife M. Elizabeth Fletcher of Flower Mound, one daughter Barbara Jenelle Baugh and husband Earnest of Naples, Texas. She is also survived by sister-in-law Janie Combs of Waco; four grandchildren, 11 great-granchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Bill Fletcher; five brothers, Homer Combs, Clyde Combs, Tom B. Combs, Clifton Combs, and Burtis Combs.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home with Rev. Frank Upchurch officiating. Burial will follow in Kerens City Cemetery.

Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens, is in charge of arrangements.

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Larry Wayne Heathcote
Jan 19, 1944 - Jan 4, 2014

Larry Wayne Heathcote, 69, of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. He passed from this earth at his home surrounded by his family.

Larry was born Jan. 19, 1944, to Benjamin Franklin Heathcote and Katie Ruth Heathcote. He grew up one block south of the Cotton Mill Factory in Corsicana where both of his parents were employed. He loved and cherished his time living on the “Cotton Mill Block” — as it was called — and often reminisced about the tight-knit community of the neighbors and workers there later in life. It was no secret to his family how much he had loved playing baseball in the field next to the mill during his childhood.

Larry graduated from Corsicana High School in 1962 and attended Navarro College. In 1970, he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and later received his teacher certification.
He taught for Corsicana ISD 37 years before retiring in 2007. He began his teaching career at Drane Middle School. Most of the years spent in the classroom, however, took place at Collins Middle School teaching eighth-grade science. One of his favorite times of the school year was when the students built rockets. He truly enjoyed helping students build and launch them.

From 1965 to 1971, Larry served in the Army National Guard. The friendships formed there lasted the rest of his life. He told stories and joked about his time in the National Guard. However, he expressed sorrow when he remembered the time he and other local guard members had to help clean up the plane crash that took place in Dawson in 1968.

Larry married Beverly Kay Nevill on Dec. 3, 1971, and they recently celebrated their 42nd wedding anniversary. They made their home together in Corsicana and raised two children, Barry and Christina. Both were blessed in 2004 when their granddaughter Laura was born and in 2007 when Shawn Skaggs entered the family.

Larry loved the Lord God with all his might, heart, and soul. As a child, he attended church services at Calvary Baptist Church in Corsicana with his parents. After marrying Beverly, he attended services with her at the West Tenth Avenue Church of Christ. Larry and Beverly later attended Westhill Church of Christ where he was baptized. He has remained a servant to the Lord ever since.

Larry was and still is loved by so many. His kind heart and humble spirit only showed everyone what a remarkable person he was. He fought a good fight with cancer twice in his life. Finally, the Lord was pleased to call him home. Throughout his illness, he continued to show great faith in the Lord. Knowing Larry is a child of God is a gift and comfort to his family and friends. They know the promises the Lord has made and know that one day soon they will see Larry again.

Philippians 3: 12-14, “Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

He was preceded in death by his parents Benjamin and Katie Heathcote, sister Nezzie Mahoney, and nephew Douglas Weaver.

He is survived by the love of his life and best friend, Beverly Kay Nevill Heathcote, son Barry Lynn Heathcote, and daughter and son-in-law Christina Michelle and Shawn Skaggs, both of Corsicana. He is survived by his granddaughter Laura Margarita Briceno, who brought so much love, pride, joy, and laughter to his life. He also leaves behind his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ed and Doylene Nevill of Trinidad; sisters-in-law Sharon Thomas and husband Dan of Rockwall; Pam Thomas and husband Dan of Eureka; Judy Smith and husband Curtis of Corsicana; and brother-in-law Steven Nevill of Trinidad. He also leaves behind a host of nieces and nephews: Patricia Thomas, Robert Weaver, Stephanie Thomas, Emily Watson, Eric Singleton, Matthew Thomas, and Melanie Johnston. He is also survived by numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Westhill Church of Christ with Sam Dilbeck and Solon Bailey Jr. officiating.  Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers are Larry’s fellow CHS classmates from the class of 1962: Ronnie Odom, Ed Erwin, Don Bates, Billy Nelson, Gowan Murphy, and John McClung.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Westhill Church of Christ benevolence fund.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 6, 2014
  • h/o Beverly Kay (Nevill) Heathcote; s/o Benjamin Franklin Heathcote & Katie Ruth (Easley) Heathcote
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Geaneva Lynn (Diaz) Libby
Sept 28, 1976 - Jan 7, 2014

Geaneva Lynn Libby, 37, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. She was born Sept. 28, 1976 in Corpus Christi to Benito Diaz and Thelma Trevino Diaz.

She enjoyed crafting, scrap booking and baking decorative cakes.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Thelma Mayfield and Benito Diaz.

She is survived by her husband Jon Libby; stepfather Hubert Mayfield; daughter Diamond McKiddy; sister, Sahvanna Johnson and husband Lance; brother, Jason Mayfield; nieces and nephew, Emily Johnson, Maria Johnson, Olivia Johnson and Benjamin Johnson.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 12 noon Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Junior Martinez, Michael Martinez, Eric Martinez, Adam Trevino, Arturo Casares, Rolando Castaneda, Lance Johnson and Sammy Garcia.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Roger Dale Borlace, Sr.
Aug 17, 1945 - Jan 9, 2014

Roger Dale Borlace, Sr., 68, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014. He was born Aug. 17, 1945 in San Antonio to Edwind Borlace and Gladys Obel Borlace.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Borlace; sister, Katherine Borlace and grandson Austin Tyler Borlace.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Borlace of Corsicana; children, Christie Elder and husband Mart of Corsicana, Jeffrey Borlace and wife Roxie of Corsicana, Roger Borlace of Corsicana and his ex-wife, Lisa Borlace of Oklahoma; six grandchildren, Skyler, Ty, Kalee, Kolby, Dylan, Noah and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Jones, Tommy Hager, Don Henthorne, James Stringer, Jason Schafer and Wayne Wilkinson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Donna Gail Myers, Miss
Dec 31, 1961 - Mar 9, 1975

Donnia Myers

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Dresden Cemetery for Donnia Gail Myers, 13, resident of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas in a car accident.

Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Edna Russell of Dallas; her father, Nelton Myers of Dallas; seven brothers, Eugene Myers, Nelton Myers, Jr., Thomas Myers, Robert Allen Myers, Jimmy Lloyd Russell, Donnie Ray Russell and Kenneth W. Bice; two sisters, Hope Marie Myers and Angela Gail Myers.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 10, 1975 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Donnia Myers

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. for Donnia Gail Myers, 13, resident of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas in a car accident.

Survivors include her mother, her father, seven brothers, and two sisters.

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James Melton Odom
May 28, 1922 - Oct 21, 1923

Death of Infant Boy.
James Melton Odom, 15-months-old son of S. F. Odom; who lives four miles east of town, died at the County Hospital Saturday, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon.


Mattie Sanford "Buster" McDonald
May 9, 1908 - Dec 17, 1963

M. S. McDonald Rites Thursday

BARRY, Dec. 18 (Spl.)—M. S. (Buster) McDonald, 55, retired school bus driver, died of a heart attack at his home her Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Barry Methodist church with burial in the Dresden Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert B. Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church in Corsicana.

A native of Jacksonville, Texas, McDonald had spent most of his life here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Verna McDonald, Barry; two step-daughters, Mrs. C. H. Travis, Fort Worth, and Mrs. H. R. Nicholson, Blooming Grove; a brother, Jack McDonald, San Antonio; two sisters, Mrs. Ida North, San Angelo, and Mrs. Ola Peterson, Dallas; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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