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Alyssa L. Ybarra
d. June 9, 2007

BEEVILLE -- Alyssa Leann Ybarra died June 9, 2007. She was 5.

Survivors include her parents, Melody Ann and Felipe Ybarra Jr. of Beeville; a sister, Araceli Lynn Ybarra of Beeville; her grandparents, Gloria and Felipe Ybarra Sr. and Anna Garcia, all of Beeville, and Maria Ybarra of Frost; and her great-grandparents, Jose and Anita Garcia, Ruben and Estella Baltazar, all of Beeville.

Services will be at 10 a.m. June 13 at St. James Catholic Church. Burial will be in Our Lady of Victory Cemetery No. 2.

Angelus Funeral Home

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Lawrence Orville Sutton
May 28, 1871 - Feb 17, 1955

L. O. Sutton, Sr. Rites Thursday

Funeral services for L. O. Sutton, Sr., 83, retired farmer were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church, and Rev. James L. Bridges, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Sutton died at the family residence, 1720 West Eleventh avenue, Tuesday afternoon. The family resided in the Black Hills community for many years prior to moving to Corsicana a few months ago. Sutton was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, L. O. Sutton, Jr., San Antonio; two daughters, Miss Leola Sutton and Mrs. Bill Hutson, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren; a brother, O. G. Sutton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charlie Watkins, Morris Pike, Clark Simons, Frank Wilson, Enos Hutson and Jack Megarity.

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Martha Ann "Annie" (McGee) Sutton
July 20, 1886 - Nov 30, 1960

Mrs. Sutton Dies Tuesday

Mrs. L. O. Sutton, 74, native of Navarro county, died at her home here late Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with interment in the Black Hills cemetery. Rev. H. H. Spurgeon, Assembly of God minister, and Rev. J. F. Adams, retired Methodist minister, will officiate.

Mrs. Sutton had made Corsicana her home for the past five years, but before moving here she lived in the Black Hills area.

Survivors include a son, Lawrence Sutton, Jr., Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Leola McGary and Mrs. Bill Hutson, both of Corsicana; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ida Milburn, Hubbard.

Pallbearers will be Frank Wilson, Enos Huston, Morris Pike, Floyd Yarbrough, Guy Poarch, Claude Breithaupt, C. C. Hutson and Bill McGary.

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Martha A. (Jones) Sutton
Feb 16, 1839 - Jul 19, 1927

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED HOME OF SON

FUNERAL FOR MRS. MARTHA ANN SUTTON WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Martha Ann Sutton, aged 88 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, died at the home of her son, J. L. Sutton in the Drane community Tuesday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Black Hills cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted at the Black Hills church by Rev. Tom Allmon, at 2:30 o’clock.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. N. C. Williamson, Corsicana; three sons, J. L. Sutton, Corsicana, R. S.; O. G. Sutton, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Fannie Todd, Emhouse; two brothers, Tom Jones, Talhoma, Tennessee; Ben Jones, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Mrs. Sutton formerly resided in Corsicana.

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Annie Mae (Ivey) Thompson
Feb 22, 1894 - Aug 24, 1916

In Memoriam.

On the 24th of August, 1916 the death angel visited the home of Mr. Arlee Thompson of Black Hills and took his loving wife, Annie, to that celestial home prepared for all the saints of the Lord. By her life here below we have all assurances that she has gone to meet her God in peace. Annie was a consecrated Christian, a member of the M. P. church of Black Hills, having moved her membership from the same church of Corsicana, during the revival just closed here in July. This was her girlhood home and her home church. The memory of Annie’s personal work and sweet testimony will ever remain with us with the ages to come. Her sudden death was a shock to all but it is a consolation to know that when the summons, “come unto me.” came it found her prepared. Her example her speaks the sentiment of the Apostle Paul’s words; “I commend you to God and to the word of His grace.” We miss her so much as organist and helper, but may we submit to God’s will and not ours be done.

A TRUE FRIEND.

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John Pete Thompson
Apr 18, 1891 - Mar 29, 1961

J. P. Thompson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for John P. Thompson, 71, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. Donald Holt, Emhouse Methodist church pastor, officiating. Interment was in the Black Hills cemetery.

A native of Tennessee but a 50-year resident of Emhouse, Thompson died Wednesday at Memorial hospital. He was a retired farmer and had only recently moved to the Northwest Housing Apartments here.

Survivors, other than his widow of Corsicana, are five sons, J. W. Thompson, Charlotte, N. C.; W. P. Thompson, Dallas; Elton Thompson, Corsicana, and J. J. and A. J. Thompson of Irving; one daughter, Mrs. B. C. Hollingsworth, Grapevine; four sisters, Mrs. R. C. McSwain, Denton; Mrs. George Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. Dolly Casey, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ida Bacon, Katy; two brothers, Andrew Thompson, Blooming Grove, and Bill Thompson, Taos, N. M., and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Margaret Catherine (Miller) Thompson
Nov 1, 1861 - Nov 9, 1948

MRS. M. C. THOMPSON DIES IN DENTON; RITES HELD HERE

Mrs. Margaret Catherine Thompson, 87 years old, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Denton Tuesday morning at the home of a daughter, Mrs. R. C. McSween.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist minister of Lewisville, also a former Corsicanan.

Born Nov. 1, 1861, in Tennessee, Mrs. Thompson came to Navarro county in 1893, and made her home at 1114 West Fourteenth avenue for many years before moving to Denton two years ago.

Mrs. Thompson was a long-time member of the Central Methodist church here.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Bob Casey, Fort Worth; Mrs. Andres Eckelman, Corsicana; Mrs. McSween, Denton, and Mrs. J. H. Bacon, Houston; four sons, Wm. H. Thompson, Dallas; John Thompson, Emhouse; W. G. Thompson, Hart, and Andrew Thompson, Bryan; 35 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Wylie V. Tinker, Jr.
baby - b. & d. Nov 15, 1942

RITES HELD MONDAY FOR LITTLE SON OF THE CLAUDE WHITES

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

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

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Robert Ivan Todd
Mar 25, 1891 - Aug 19, 1965

Ivan Todd, 74, Dies Thursday

KERENS, Aug. 19 (Spl)—Ivan Todd, 74, died at his home here Thursday morning. Native of Tennessee, he had resided here for 45 years.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Paschal Funeral Home but burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, Orville Todd, and two grandsons, Lonley and Richard Todd, all of Virginia.

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Hazel Jaunita (Drain) Young
May 17, 1912 - Apr 9, 1949

Mrs. J. L. Young Funeral Rites Held On Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Young, aged 36 years who died at the home of her father-in-law, W. M. Young, Route 1, Barry, Saturday, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Tom Allmon, Baptist minister of Hubbard.

Mrs. Young was a member of the Black Hills Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband of Black Hills; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Drain, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Alexander, Corsicana, and six brothers, A. E., R. M. and Elmer Lee Drain, all of Corsicana; Harry and Calvin Drain, both of Barry, and Aubrey Drain, Andrews, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were E. D. Burns, Dale Alexander, William Watkins, Morris Pike, Curtis Penny and Clovis Stover.

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Willie Marion "Willie" Young
Feb 1, 1884 - Dec 4, 1950

W. M. Young Dies Monday Evening

W. M. Young, 66, farmer, died at his home, nine miles west of Corsicana on Highway 31, Monday evening.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. The rites will be conducted by J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Jesse Lee Young, Paris; a daughter, Mrs. Billy Frank Bounds, Dallas; a grandson; three brothers, J. A. Young, Canton; R. C. Young, Vaughn, N. M., and R. B. Young, Fort Worth; a sister, Miss Paradine Young, Corsicana; and other relatives.

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W. M. Young Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for W. M. Young, 66, farmer, who died at his home, nine miles west of Corsicana on Highway 31, Monday night, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Jesse Lee Young, Corsicana, and Carl L. Young, Paris; a daughter, Mrs. Billy Frank Bounds, Dallas; a grandson; three brothers, J. A. Young, Canton; R. C. Young, Vaughn, N. M., and R. B. Young Fort Worth; a sister, Miss Paradine Young, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Calvin D. Drain, Curtis Kenny, Harold Woodard, Ralph Woodard, E. D. Burns, A. W. Burns, Clifton Alexander and Artis Drain.

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Loyce Janiece Adams
Sep 20, 1945 - Sep 27, 1945

Lois Janice Adams, Infant Girl, Died In Local Hospital

Lois Janice, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Adams, Drane, died Thursday morning at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel with interment in Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. L. Adams, Drane; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Adams, Pickett, and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Roe, Drane.

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Allie Fare (Patterson) Whittenburg
Jul 15, 1867 - May 20, 1945

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY DIED HERE SUNDAY

Mrs. Allie F. Whittenburg, aged 78 years, long-time resident of Silver City and Purdon, died at the home of her son, E. C. Whittenburg, 620 West Ninth avenue, Sunday morning following a short illness.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Dresden church with Rev. W. L. Murdaugh, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church, Corsicana, officiating. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Eva Webb, Mrs. Ruth Farmer, Mrs. Edith Farmer and Mrs. Myrtle Tally; three sons, E. K. Whittenburg, Hamlin; D. C. Whittenburg, Purdon, and E. C. Whittenburg, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Dee Hodges, Hamlin, Texas.

McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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Mitchell C. Reed
Oct 29, 1885 - Sep 29, 1945

MITCHELL C. REED, BARRY FARMER, DIED SATURDAY MORNING

Mitchell C. Reed, aged 59 years, farmer, died at his home in Barry Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the Baptist church at Barry Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. P. Prather.

He had resided in Barry practically all of his life.

Surviving are three brothers, J. F. and H. L. Reed, both of Barry, and J. A. Reed, Dallas; and two sisters, Misses Ella and Hettie Reed, both of Barry.

Corley Funeral Home in charge.

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Roger Dale Loper
Feb 4, 1946 - Feb 10, 1946

FUNERAL RITES HELD FOR INFANT SON OF MR. AND MRS. LOPER

Roger Dale Loper, six-day old son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. Loper of Emhouse, died in a Dallas hospital Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Emhouse. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Sharpley. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, four sisters, two brothers and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Baggett, Athens.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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David Franklin Brown
Mar 28, 1872 - Jan 5, 1946

DAVID F. BROWN, FORMER NAVARRO COUNTIAN, DEAD

David F. Brown, former Navarro county resident, died in Kilgore Saturday morning.

Funeral rites are planned at Kilgore Sunday morning at 9 o’clock. The body will be brought overland to Dresden where interment will be made.

Surviving is his wife.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements here.

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Mary Ann (Haulks) Walker
abt 1876 - Dec. 20, 1945

Funeral Services For Mrs. Mary Walker Were Held Saturday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Walker, aged 69 years, of Alma, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday, were held Saturday afternoon from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, George Walker, Alma; three sons, Arthur Walker, Alma; Tom Walker, California, and Dovie Walker, Kemp; a daughter, Mrs. Pearlie Beasley, California, and three sisters, Mrs. Tennie McElroy, Mrs. Lizzie Haucks and Mrs. Lottie Smith, all of Dallas.

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Minnie Etta (Boardman) Bradley
Dec 15, 1876 - Aug 24, 1945

MRS. J. M. BRADLEY FUNERAL RITES HELD ON FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Bradley, 69, Rice, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night, were held from the Methodist church in Rice Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sons, J. K. Bradley, Rice, and Alton Bradley, Tyler, four grandchildren, two brothers, S. W. Bordman, Tyler, and E. F. Bordman, Wichita Falls; a sister, Mrs. E. E. Burgess, Quitaque, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home had charge.

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Walter Raleigh Smith
Sep 6, 1879 - Aug 21, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WALTER SMITH ARE HELD THURSDAY

Funeral services for Walter R. Smith, aged 65, Rice, who died at his home Tuesday night with a heart attack, were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Rice Methodist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The Masons had charge of the services at the grave.

A native of Mississippi, Smith came to Dawson with his family in 1896 and had resided at Rice about 40 years. He was connected with Fortson Brothers for many years and was the first ticket agent of the interurban at Rice. For the past several years Smith has been deputy assessor and collector of taxes for Navarro county and was at his desk at the courthouse Tuesday. A Physician from Corsicana was summoned when he became ill Tuesday evening, but death resulted before the arrival of medical aid. Smith was a member of the Rice Masonic Lodge and the Scottish Rite in Dallas. He was a Methodist.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; two sons, William Bartlett Smith, Houston, and Hugh Smith, Ranger; two daughters, Mrs. Ben Easterling, Chatfield, and Mrs. A. L. Shelton, Borger; five grandchildren, mother, Mrs. W. W. Smith, Dawson; three brothers, W. H. Smith, New Orleans; Earl Smith, Dawson, and J. Floyd Smith, Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. Clint Pitts, Mrs. O. B. Dean, Mrs. R. M. Shull, Mrs. Guy Davis, and Mrs. W. Y. Cannon, all of Dawson, and other relatives.

The office of assessor and collector of taxes at the courthouse was closed Thursday afternoon and other offices closed at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 23, 1945
  • s/o William Wesley Smith and Mary Clementine “Mollie” (James) Smith buried in Dawson Cemetery, Dawson, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sebron Lemuel Hobbs
Oct. 4, 1888 - Sep. 14, 1946

S. L. HOBBS RITES SUNDAY AFTERNOON; CAR CRASH VICTIM

Funeral services for S. L. Hobbs, aged 63 years, prominent Rice resident, who was accidentally killed Saturday morning in a car accident near Hillsboro, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Methodist church in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the church.

The accident occurred Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock when the pick-up truck in which Hobbs and several others were en route to Hamilton county for squirrel hunting turned over, according to reports from Hillsboro.

Roy McCary of Fort Worth was the driver. It was reported that the brakes locked, causing the machine to head for a ditch and turn over, throwing Hobbs out on the pavement.

Rush Green of Ennis was hospitalized at Hillsboro. His injuries are not serious. C. B. Green, also of Ennis, was another passenger.

Hobbs’ death was the eighteenth from accidents in Hill county this year, the twelfth auto fatality in that county.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; three children, Cecil, Madine and Richard Hobbs, all of Rice; two brothers, Genie and Chester Hobbs both of Rice; three sisters, Mrs. Homer Castle, Rice; Mrs. M. E. Medford, Ennis, and Mrs. T. W. Neal, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. K. Bradley, Fisher Bell, Clarence Mahaley, John Brown, Buster Brown and L. W. Brewer.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 16, 1946
  • h/o Rosa Vallie (May) Hobbs-Turner married Apr. 28, 1910; s/o Jonathan Woodville Hobbs & Virginia Frances (Brewer) Hobbs
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rosa Vallie (May) Hobbs-Turner
Jun 17, 1892 - Mar 14, 1976

Mrs. Turner

Services will be at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at the Wilkerson-Hatch Chapel in Waco for Mrs. Rosa V. Turner, 83, of Waco, who died Sunday in Waco.

The Rev. Bob Sanders will officiate. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Rice cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

A native of Rice, Mrs. Turner has lived in Waco since 1963. She was a member of the Trinity United Methodist Church. She married S. L. Hobbs on April 28, 1910. He preceded her in death in 1946. She later married T. A. Turner, who passed away in March 1961.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Nadine Hobbs Baldwin of Waco; one step-daughter, Mrs. Betty Bellhymer of Artesia, New Mexico; two sons, Richard Hobbs of Burkeville, and Cecil Hobbs of Cedar Creek; two step-sons, Joe Turner of Lubbock and Jack Turner of Hobbs, New Mexico; one sister, Mrs. Rubye May Stringer of Colorado Springs, Colo.; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 15, 1976
  • 1st husband Sebron Lemuel Hobbs married Apr. 28, 1910 2nd T. A. Turner; d/o John Parris May & Marietta Alabama (Duke) Chapman-May
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Pamela Hoge Lang
Feb 7, 1958 - Jan 30, 2014

Pamela Hoge Lang, 55, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2014. Pamela was born Feb. 7, 1958 in Austin. She was the daughter of Walter and Diane Lang. She attended school in College Station before moving to Kerens where she graduated from Kerens High School in 1982.

Pamela was an avid sports fan closely following the Aggie football season and the Olympics. Gymnastics and ice skating were particular favorites. She regularly bowled with a Special Olympics group. She took great pleasure in recording her thoughts on the computer and in her journals. She was a people person, loving her many friends and seldom forgetting a name. She was an active member of the Kerens Presbyterian Church and participated in a Bible study class. Pamela lived at Quantum Paradigm Development in Kerens and considered her friends there as her second family.

She was preceded in death by her father, Walter Lang, her sister Donna Kilpatrick, her grandmother Avis Coates and numerous cherished pets.

She is survived by her mother, Diane Lang, her brother Walter Lang III and sister-in-law Deann Lang plus beloved Keen cousins.

Services will be held at the Kerens Presbyterian Church at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 with Revs. Darla Blatnik and Charles A. Reese officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Kerens Presbyterian Church, 301 S.E. Third St., Kerens, Texas 75144 or Special Olympics, 1817 Sycamore Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Jerry "Jake" Wayne Jacobs
Feb 21, 1937 - Jan 25, 2014

Jerry “Jake” Wayne Jacobs, 76, of Melrose, NM was called to Heaven on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. Jerry was born in Corsicana on Feb. 21, 1937 to Arvel and Myrtle Jacobs.

Jerry served 14 years in the United States Army National Guard and then worked for Burlington Northern Railroad for 40 years; he retired in 1999. Jerry was a member of the Curry County Bowling League, Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, Melrose Fire Department as a member and chief for numerous years, and Melrose Lions Club. He served two terms on the Melrose City Council and coached Little League baseball for many years, all while being an active member of the United Methodist Church of Melrose. If Jerry wasn’t busy being the “handy-man” of Melrose he was spending time with family and friends hunting, fishing or playing dominoes.

He married his bride Dixie Jackson Jacobs on June 29, 1958 in New Port, AR. Jerry is survived by his wife Dixie and all four children, Lynette Fish, Michael Jacobs (Tammie), Kenny Jacobs (Tammy), all of Melrose, Karen Burns of Clovis, NM, and Philip Daly of Arizona. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Chesnea Clemmons (Seth); Jason Burns (Janessa); Kelly Fish; Jared Burns; Kyle Jacobs; Josh Broom; Kendra Jacobs; Kaleb Broom; two great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Jaselee Burns, as well as five brothers, Fred Jacobs of Mesquite, David Jacobs of Lampasas, Bobby Jacobs of Coolidge, and Jake and Ray Jacobs, both of Corsicana, and two sisters, Eleanor Greer and Sandra Hughes, both of Corsicana.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Marie Chapman and Melba Helms, and one sister-in-law, Lourine Jacobs.

Pallbearers were Danny Fish, Dee Fish, Gary Holloway, Gordon Morris, Johnny Bruce and Steve Boyd. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. David Stalker and staff, RGH Medical floor staff, Jimmy Dale Smith, Butch Smith, Don Hightower, Don Gunn, and many, many friends.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. at the Melrose Municipal Schools Old Gym with Rev. Danny Sanders officiating and Rev. Bethany Carpenter assisting. Arrangements were under the care and direction of Steed-Todd Funeral Home and Crematory, 800 E. Manana Blvd, Clovis, NM. You may also sign the online guest registry at www.steedtodd.com.

The family would like to thank everyone for the numerous phone calls, flowers, food, and prayers. Things may never seem the same as they were before this loss, but we are so blessed to have had someone so great to love. “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” 1 Peter 5:10.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Melrose Methodist Youth Center at American Heritage Bank.

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Howard Harrison Jackson
June 18, 1920 - Jan 31, 2014

Howard Harrison Jackson passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at the age of 93 with his son Clay Jackson by his side and his grandson Oliver Jackson nearby. He was born June 18, 1920 in Powell, Texas, the youngest of six siblings, including Lois, James Albert, Jr. Lillian Cole, Virginia and Jerry who predeceased him. Howard Jackson was the son of James Albert Jackson and Lillian Cole Jackson of Powell, they being the children of Civil War veterans who immigrated to Texas from Virginia and Tennessee.

Mr. Jackson graduated from Powell High School in 1939 and enrolled at North Texas State College (now The University of North Texas) graduating in 1943. After brief employment with the Southern Pacific Railway and Penn Shipyard in Beaumont, he was employed by the Arabian-American Oil Company (affiliated with Texaco) in 1944 for several years in Saudi Arabia. Upon returning from Arabia, he began farming and ranching in the Powell area where he lived the remainder of his life.

In the mid-1950's, Mr. Jackson began a teaching career in addition to his farming and ranching, and remained an educator in Powell, Purdon, Mildred/Navarro, and Kerens until his retirement in 1980. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Kerens ISD for a number of years and continued in the agriculture business until his death.

Upon his return from Saudi Arabia, he met and married Joyce Moore, of Purdon, who survives him after a marriage of almost 67 years. Howard Jackson is also survived by three sons, John H. Jackson and wife, Jan of Powell, Caleb C. Jackson and wife, Ann of Corsicana, and J. Clay Jackson of Powell; five grandchildren, Jim Jackson of Dallas, Timothy Jackson of Pittsburgh, Pa., Camille Jackson Baker and husband, Silas of Dallas, Jeff Jackson and wife, Kathryn of Kilgore, and Oliver Jackson of Corsicana, as well as a number of nephews and nieces. Mr. Jackson also had the pleasure of knowing that two great-grandchildren are shortly expected. He was a member of the old Fifth Avenue Church of Christ and later the College Hill and Westhill congregations.

Howard Jackson was a man of varied interests: education, agriculture, history, politics, literature, and fishing. He communicated his interests and enthusiasm to all those who were acquainted with him, including his students, his family, and many friends. The family home in Powell became and remains a center of activity for the family and extended family. Mr. Jackson hosted the annual Christmas party in December with over 90 family members and friends attending.

Caleb and John Jackson wish to express their profound thanks to their younger brother Clay Jackson, who, without doubt, has greatly extended the healthy lives of their parents by his constant attention and complete care.

The family and friends of Howard Jackson believe that he will be sadly missed, but that his humor, wit, work ethic, and example will remain a continuing source of illumination and joy.

Visitation with the family will be from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home with the funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating. Pallbearers will be Jim Jackson, Timothy Jackson, Jeff Jackson, Oliver Jackson, Silas Baker and Kit Herrington. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to any worthy charitable cause.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Wynelle Morgan (Rutherford) Timmerman
June 6, 1915 - Jan 30, 2014

Wynelle Morgan Timmerman, 98, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 in Madisonville. She was born June 6, 1915 in Pursley to Robert and Pamela Rutherford.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands Otis O. Morgan, Preston Whalen, and Joseph Timmerman Sr.; son Robert W. Morgan; sisters Robbie Coker, Margaret Norvell, Lucille Sledge, and Polly Feltner.

She is survived by her son, Otis Wayne and Betty Morgan of Madisonville; grandchildren Steven Morgan and fiance Kacie of Madisonville, Jeff Morgan and Diane of Fairfield, Todd Morgan and Dee of Kilgore, Chris Morgan and Jody of Pettersburg, Va.; great-grandchildren, Steven Jr., Justin, Baylei, Tanner, Robert II, Savannah, Matthew, Jothan, Jessican Morgan; great-great-granddaughter Ava; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be 12 to 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday. Feb. 3, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jeff Morgan officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John Thomas Helms
Feb 5, 1939 - Feb 6, 2014

John Thomas Helms, 75, went to be with his Lord on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Plano. He was born to Douglas Thomas and Ethelyn Helms on Feb. 5, 1939 in Woodlake, Texas.

He married Melba Ruth Jacobs on Nov. 26, 1959 in Dawson. He served in the United States Marine Corps from Feb. 3, 1958 to June 5, 1963, with an Honorable Discharge at a rank of Corporal E-4. He went to work for K&O Equipment Sales in the fall of 1975 and retired as the Vice President of Operations in 1999. A loving husband and father, he enjoyed hunting, spending time with family, golfing, and traveling.

He was a hard-working family man and could always be depended on in a time of need. He was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in June 1991; over the years he endured nine separate treatment series of chemotherapy before losing the battle to cancer and receiving the ultimate reward of Heaven. He will be greatly missed here on earth, but remembered by all who knew and loved him in a much greater way as he will always be in our hearts.

He was preceded in death by his parents; loving wife of 52 years Melba Ruth (Jacobs) Helms; son, Randy Thomas Helms; brothers, Jerry Don Helms and Joe Michael Helms; niece, Melissa Renee’ Helms; nephews, Darrell Olan Cox, James Thomas Miller, and Christopher Oid Helms; father and mother in-law, Arvel and Myrtle Jacobs; brothers-in-law, J.E. Miller, Olan Cox, and Jerry Jacobs; and sisters-in-law Marie Chapman, Lourine Jacobs, and JoAnn Bryant.

He is survived by his daughters, Darlene Shannon of Buchanan Dam; Denise and Ronnie Green of Garland; Donna and Terry Moran of Caddo Mills; and two grandchildren raised as their own, Jessica and Joe Kruse of Corsicana; and Ryan and Holly Helms of Scurry. He is also survived by five grandchildren, Samantha Kaye Moran, Luke Daniel Green, Mary Kate Moran, John Lee Shannon, and Hannah Marie Green and two great-grandchildren, Thomas Lee Kruse and Randi Annette Kruse. Survivors also include his two sisters, Shirley Ann Cox of McKinney and Kittie Jean Miller of Corsicana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Sandra Helms of Durant, Okla.; Pat Helms of Vidor; Fred and Helen Jacobs of Mesquite; Eleanor and Frank Greer of Corsicana; Bobby and Pat Jacobs of Coolidge; Dixie Jacobs of Melrose, NM; Ray and Bobbie Jacobs of Corsicana; Jake and Diane Jacobs of Corsicana; David and Michelle Jacobs of Lampasas; Sandra and Johnny Hughes of Corsicana; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Duane Crane officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Russell Boyd, Heath Jacobs, Nick Chapman, John Robert Boyd, Robert Stroud, and Brian Warren. Honorary Pallbearers are Fred Jacobs, Bobby Jacobs, Ray Jacobs, Jake Jacobs, David Jacobs, Richard Cox, Mark Chapman, Michael Jacobs and Michael Helms.

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

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Michael Lynch
abt 1964 - Feb 4, 2014

Michael Lynch, 49, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Elaine Labban
Aug 15, 1920 - Feb 6, 2014

Elaine Labban, resident of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 93. She was born Aug. 15, 1920 in Houston to George and Pauline Labban. She was an administrative assistant to the CEO of Reynolds Aluminum for over 35 years and was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister Elizabeth Dennehy and brother Harvey Michael Labban.

She is survived by her sister Tressa Watkins of Corsicana; brother George Labban Jr. of Davidson, N.C. and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Per Elaine Labbon's request, no services are planned at this time.

Memorials can be made to St. John's Episcopal Church.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Newton Richard Guillot
July 21, 1949 - Feb 4, 2014

Richard Guillot, 64, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014. Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 from 5 to 6 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Rosary will be 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

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Newton Richard Guillot, 64, of Corsicana passed away February 4, 2014. He was born July 21, 1949 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Newton P. Guillot and Madeline Daily Guillot.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters, Raymond Guillot and wife Donna of Shreveport, Louisiana, Mary Brown and husband Jim of Corsicana, Robert Guillot of St. Petersburg, Florida, Joan Binnings and husband Clem of Roanoke, Virginia, Geri Cunningham of Cape Coral, Florida and also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be from 5:00 - 6:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Rosary will be 6:00pm Friday, February 7, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

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Randall Allen Northern
Sep 16, 1941 - Feb 2, 2014

Randall Allen Northern, 72, passed away peacefully in his home on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014. A memorial visitation for family and friends will be held at Pecan Grove Funeral Home in Waco on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Randy was born in Frost on Sept. 16, 1941 to loving parents Allen Blake and Evelyn Fae Northern. He is survived by his beloved boxer Kaddie; his son Blake Northern and wife Chris; his daughter Kimberly Nye and husband Jay; his grandchildren Amanda Cunningham and husband Matt, Randall Northern and wife Abigail, Scott Nye and Chelsey Northern; and four great-grandchildren. Also, a brother Larry Northern and wife Vicki; nieces Breeanne Leonard and Robin Cohagen and their families; the loving mother of his children Sue Jett; dear friend Ronnie Davis and wife Phyllis; nieces Tonya and Shelley Davis; as well as many friends and extended family.

Randy was a skilled athlete in many sports and most notably a talented baseball player. While coaching Blake’s little league team in the 70s, he met Jerry Nye with whom he started a local printing company, Northern & Nye. Over the past 36 years, the family-owned and operated organization has continued to maintain a strong local business presence. Randy also spent some of his most special years traveling the United States as a professional B.A.S.S. fisherman.

Randy was a handsome and charming man, even in his late years. He lived his life with a strong sense of dignity and an equally strong sense of humor. As much as he enjoyed laughing, he found even more joy in making others laugh.

With a sharp mind and an unmatched competitive spirit, Randy loved challenging friends and family to games. He brought excitement and wit to everything he played, whether it was golf, dominoes, billiards or poker. Even in his last game of golf, he made a 20-foot putt to save par.

There is no doubt that Randy had an abundant love for his family. We give thanks and glory to God for peace and comfort during our loss of a very loving father, Popee, brother and uncle.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fisher House Foundation (www.fisherhouse.org) or Happy Endings Dog Rescue (516 N. Hewitt Dr. Hewitt, TX 76643).

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Clarice LaVerne (Rumbo) Maxfield
Aug 12, 1925 - Feb 4, 2014

LaVerne Maxfield passed away Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at age 88. She was born Aug. 12, 1925 to Frank and Mary Rumbo. The youngest of nine children, she grew up in Chandler, Texas where she was an outstanding student, basketball player and was salutatorian of her graduating class.

She was a professional level seamstress; she was the person always asked to bring pecan pies to any food event. She always used her second name, LaVerne, instead of her first, Clarice. She was a much sought-after Sunday School teacher; she was deathly afraid of snakes. She was organized to a fault; she was immaculate about her-house and her person. She treasured her daily time of personal Bible study and devotionals; she was a Mother who neither hovered nor interfered, but was there in a moment when she was needed.

Music was a central focus of her life. She loved close harmony of ladies quartets; she was a treasured member of the Sanctuary Choir and the Solid Rockers. But the music of her life grew faint in October of 2009 when she lost her singing partner and the love of her life, the handsome and charming Ross, her husband of 67 years. The music was never quite as sweet again.

LaVerne is survived by her daughter Sandra Huffman and husband Lloyd, sons Ken Maxfield and wife Brenda and Ron Maxfield and wife Carole; grandchildren Julie Spriggins and husband Shane, Quentin and Houston Maxfield, David Huffman and fiancé Christina, Steve Huffman and wife Wendy, Chris Miller and wife Lana, Tim Miller, Tracy Petty and husband Kevin; great-grandchildren Sydney Elizabeth Scott and Jackson Alexander Scott, Morgan, Madelyn, Sophie, Natalie Miller and Zane, Tatum and Reagan Petty; sisters Jewell Stallings and Vola Alexander; sisters-in-law Sue Maxfield and Gertrude Rumbo; 26 nephews and nieces; “like Family” friends Frances King, Joy Williamson, and Tom Lucas.

Visitation with the family will be 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Danny Reeves and Rev. B. F. Risinger Jr. officiating.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Petty, Tim Miller, Houston Maxfield, Quentin Maxfield, Steven Huffman, David Huffman and Jackson Scott. Honorary pallbearers will be Gaylon Blackman, Tom Lucas and Gary Pillans. Following the funeral service, the family will hold a private burial service at Resthaven Cemetery in Corsicana.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Laura Fayrene (Hiler) Saunders
Mar 27, 1919 - Feb 2, 2014

Fayrene Saunders, resident of Blooming Grove, passed away Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas at the age of 94. She was born March 27, 1919 in Blooming Grove to Clarence Hiler and Emma Crabtree Hiler. Fayrene was a member of the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove and owned and operated a grocery store.

She is preceded in death by her parents Clarence and Emma Hiler, husband Carroll Lee Saunders, an infant son, brother Ernest (Red) Hiler, sisters Vera Gilliam, Velma (Bon) McGraw, Rubene McSpadden and Frances (Tab) Kitchens and a niece, Johnnie Barham and her husband Bud Barham.

Fayrene is survived by her nieces and nephew Kathy Christian of Blooming Grove, Nina Milne and husband Rusty of Blooming Grove, Karen Long and husband Steve of Corsicana, Karla Gorbet and Alec Hunt of Dresden and Charles Barham of Blooming Grove. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014 at the United Methodist Church in Blooming Grove with Rev. Allison Humann officiating. Burial will take place at Rose Hill Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Gerald McSpadden, Ralph McSpadden, Buddy McGraw, John McGraw, Rusty Milne, Eric Milne, Brandon Witt and Colton Barham.
Honorary pallbearers will be Eldon “Bubba” Hiler and men of the United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove.

Memorials may be made to the United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove Window Fund at PO Box 37 Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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William Preston "Press" Brown
Nov 11, 1887 - Oct 25, 1945

WILLIAM P. BROWN RITES WERE HELD HERE ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for William Preston Brown, aged 57 years, who was found dead at his home early Thursday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery near Drane. The rites were conducted by Rev. Roy Tumlinson.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Mae Brown, Corsicana; six sons, Pvt. Leo Brown, U. S. Marines; Sgt. Aubrey Brown, U. S. Army; Cpl. William Brown, U. S. Army; Wayne, Percy, and Cecil Brown, and two daughters, Misses Noble and Virginia Brown, all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Billy Morris, Frankie Morris, Douglas Brown, Floyce Brown, Donald Woodard and W. T. Verdeen.

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Martha Adella “Della” (DeHart) Christie
Jul. 9, 1865 - Feb. 17, 1946

FUNERAL FOR MRS. MARTHA A. CHRISTIE HELD ON MONDAY

Mrs. Martha A. Christie, aged 80 years, died at her residence, 211 South Fifteenth street, Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the residence of a grand-daughter, Mrs. R. J. Banks, 111 South Fifteenth street, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Mississippi, she had resided in this section for many years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ethel Hanks, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Lon and T. W. DeHart, both of Houston and Ernest DeHart, Waco; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Sneed, Houston, and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Virgil Yuther “Andy” Anderson
Apr 2, 1918 - Aug 25, 1976

Virgil Anderson

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Black Hill Cemetery for Virgil Y. (Andy) Anderson, 58, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at the Temple Veterans Administration Hospital. Claude B. Holcomb will officiate.

He was a native of Black Hills, resident of Corsicana, a mechanic and cabinet maker and a veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Jerry Anderson of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Rebekah Johnson of Dallas; two sisters, Miss Estle Mae Anderson and Mrs. J. R. Jones both of Corsicana.

The family requests that remembrances be in the form of donations to the Cancer Society and the Heart Fund.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Marvin Bishop Foster, Sr.
Feb 15, 1892 - Dec 8, 1948

MARVIN B. FOSTER DIES WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL PENDING

Marvin Bishop Foster, 56, manager of the R. and S. Café, 108 East Third avenue, was pronounced dead upon arrival of the P. and S. Hospital at 4:30 o’clock Wednesday morning. He was reported to have suffered a heart attack a few minutes earlier and was rushed to the hospital in a Corley ambulance.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon pending arrival of relatives.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Luna Foster, Corsicana; four sons, Chester, Weldon, Melvin and Marvin B. Foster, Jr.; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Rhoads; mother, Mrs. L. F. Foster, Corsicana; four brothers, S. F. Foster, Drane; Jim S. and Hugh Foster, both of Corsicana, and Joe Foster, Drane; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Dyer and Mrs. T. J. Thompson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Foster was a World War 1 veteran.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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MARVIN B. FOSTER DIES WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

Funeral services for Marvin Bishop Foster, 56, manager of a local café, who died with a heart attack early Wednesday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Foster was stricken at the café and was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and S. Hospital.

Wh. H. Johnson, justice of the peace and coroner, conducted an inquest and rendered a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes.

Foster was a native of Henderson county.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Luna Foster, 714 East Second Avenue, Corsicana; four sons, Chester Foster, Dallas; Weldon Foster, Allen Park, Mich.; Melvin Foster, Corsicana, and Marvin B. Foster, Jr., Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Rhoads, Borger; mother, Mrs. L. F. Foster, Corsicana; four brothers, S. J. and Joe Foster, both of Drane; Jim S. and Hugh Foster, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Dyer and Mrs. T. J. Thompson, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tommy McBroom, Alvin Denson, Reford Adams, Harold Jones, Hughie Richardson, and U. L. Phelps.

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George Cleveland Gamble
Jul 17, 1890 - Nov 3, 1974

G. C. Gamble

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for George C. Gamble, 84, resident of 1012 W. 11th Ave., who died at Mel-Haven Convalescent Home Sunday night.

Rev. Luther Crawford will officiate and burial will be at Black Hills cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lou Gamble of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Edith Truax of Corpus Christi, Mrs. Louise Statham of Austin and Mrs. Ruth Stover of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Kate Montgomery of Tucson, Ariz. And Mrs. Ethel Osborne of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include David E. Lock, Billie H. Lock, James R. Lock, Joe R. Lock, Sammie L. Lock, John W. Lock.

He was a native of Blunt Springs, Ala., came to Navarro County when he was two, was a farmer of the Black Hills Community, and a veteran of World War 1.

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George C. Gamble

Funeral services for George C. Gamble, 84, were to be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Luther Crawford officiating. Burial was to be in the Black Hills cemetery.

A native of Alabama, he came to Texas at the age of two with his family and had been a farmer most of his life in Black Hills community. He died Sunday in Mel-Haven Convalescent Home.

Surviving are his widow, three daughters, two sisters, a brother, Jim Gamble of Powell, and 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren omitted from a list of survivors Monday; and several nieces and nephews.

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Charlie Augusta Gray
Sep 12, 1881 - Jul 1, 1944

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CHARLIE GRAY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Charley
A. Gray, age 61 years, who died at the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Black Hills church. Revs. Lawrence Shivers and J. I. Cartlidge conducted the rites. Interment was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, a daughter, three brothers, three sisters and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Earnest Alvin Gunter
Feb 26, 1884 - Jan 3, 1966

E. A. Gunter Dies Monday

Ernest Alvin Gunter, 81, 2411 West Collin street, died Monday morning in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held from Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with officiating minister yet to be named. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

He was a member of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Survivors are one son, J. R. Gunter of Corsicana; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. B. Y. Hammer of Hillsboro, and other relatives.

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E. A. Gunter Services Held

Funeral rites for Ernest Alvin Gunter, 81, of 2411 West Collin, who died Monday in Memorial hospital, were held from Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Black Hills cemetery.

The services were conducted by Willard Morrow, Fort Worth Church of Christ minister, and G. R. Holton, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, of which he was a member.

Surviving are a son, J. R. Gunter, Corsicana; two grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. B. Y. Hammer, Hillsboro, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Virgil Polk, J. T. Burkes, Edward Anderson, Darrell Adams, Leburne Hunter, D. C. Nesmith, M. B. George and Weldon Hammer.

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Mary (Anderson) Gunter
Feb 26, 1888 - Apr 18, 1954

Mrs. E. A. Gunter Services Monday

Mrs. Mary Gunter, 66, died suddenly at the family residence, Route 3, Corsicana, Sunday morning.

Funeral services will be held Monday at 4 p.m. from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by J. Williard Morrow of Fort Worth, Claude B. Holcomb and Earl Craig, both of Corsicana, all Church of Christ ministers.

Mrs. Gunter was a member of the West Side Church of Christ and Woodman Circle.

Surviving are her husband, E. A. Gunter, Corsicana; a son, J. R. Gunter, Corsicana; three grandchildren; two brothers, W. M. Anderson, Emhouse, and B. L. Anderson, Gunter, Texas; five sisters, Mrs. J. T. Adams, Mrs. A. L. Adams, and Mrs. Roy F. Bunch, all of Corsicana; Mrs. J. H. Howard, Waco, and Mrs. J. Y. Deere, Lindon, Tenn., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Taylor, Floyd Irr, Otho Mangold, Leburne Gunter, Edward Anderson and J. W. Anderson.

Griffin directs.

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Samuel B. Henry
Aug 17, 1867 - Feb 15, 1919

Died Here Last Night

S. B. Henry, who lived for a number of years in the Zion’s Rest community, but recently moved to a home on North Thirteenth Street just north of Post Oak creek, died at his home last night after a long illness. The deceased was fifty-five years of age and is survived by his wife and four children. The remains were interred in the Black Hills cemetery this afternoon, the funeral taking place from the home 3:30. The deceased was a quiet good citizen, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him.

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Martin Lafayett Huffstutler
Dec 26, 1904 - Feb 12, 1972

M. L. Huffstutler

M. L. Huffstutler, 68, died Saturday afternoon in a Grapevine hospital after a brief illness.

Funeral services have been set for 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel.

Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

Other arrangements were pending at presstime with Corley’s.

A long-time resident of Corsicana, he had lived in Dallas the last four years. He was a retired farmer.’

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Benedict of Dallas and Mrs. Jessie Newsom of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Hugh Arvlee of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews, including Carmack and Tommie Watkins of Corsicana.

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M. L. Huffstutler

Funeral services for M. L. Huffstutler, 58, who died Saturday in a Grapevine hospital, were to be Monday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Burial was to be in the Black Hills cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Benedict of Dallas and Mrs. Jessie Newsom of St. Louis, Mo.; one brother, Hugh Arvlee of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews, including Carmack and Tommie Watkins of Corsicana.

The retired farmer was a long-time resident at Corsicana and had lived in Dallas for the past four years.

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Claborne Taylor “Clabe” Jones
Feb 16, 1885 - Jul 30, 1948

MONDAY SERVICES FOR C. T. JONES AT BLACK HILLS

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Black Hills church for C. T. Jones, aged 63 years, former Navarro county resident, who died at his home in Reagor Springs, Ellis county, Saturday evening. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers of Lewisville. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

Claborne Taylor (Clabe) Jones was born in Alabama, and came to Texas when a child. He resided in Navarro county until five years ago, when he moved to Reagor Springs.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Jones; four daughters, Mrs. James Allen, Mrs. James Hopkins and Mrs. Ralph Hayes, all of Waxahachie and Mrs. S. W. McEntire, Fort Worth; a son, Floyd Jones, Houston; two brothers, J. B. Jones, Corsicana, and A. B. Jones, Sayre, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Calcie Henry and Mrs. Elsie Patterson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Mettie Todd, Kerens; 17 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Rudolph Funeral Home of Waxahachie directed.

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Lossen Mayhen "Loss" Jones
Mar 2, 1887 - Jan 3, 1948

HEART ATTACK PROVES FATAL FOR L. M. JONES

L. M. (Loss) Jones, aged 70 years, retired farmer, died at his residence near the fair grounds east of Corsicana Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock with a heart attack.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending work from relatives.

Native of Alabama, he had resided in Navarro County for 50 years, principally in the Black Hills and Phillips Chapel communities.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four sons, E. M. Jones, Odessa; T. G. Jones, Vanderbilt; L. L. Jones, Los Angeles; and Calvin Milburn, Houston; a number of grandchildren, three brothers, J. B. Jones, Corsicana; C. T. Jones, Waxahachie; and A. B. Jones, Sayre, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Patterson and Mrs. Calsey Henry, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Met Todd, Kerens, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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L. M. (LOSS) JONES FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for L. M. (Loss) Jones, 70, retired farmer, who died at his home east of Corsicana with a heart attack Saturday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral chapel with interment in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist minister of Lewisville.

Native of Alabama, Jones had resided in Navarro county for 50 years, most of that time in the Black Hills and Phillips Chapel communities.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; four sons, E. M. Jones, Odessa; T. G. Jones, Vanderbilt; L. L. Jones, Los Angeles; and Calvin Milburn, Houston; a number of grandchildren, three brothers, J. B. Jones, Corsicana; C. T. Jones, Waxahachie; and A. B. Jones, Sayre, Okla.; three sisters, Mrs. Elsie Patterson and Mrs. Calsey Henry, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Met Todd, Kerens, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lester Jones, Talmar Jones, Billy Jones, Thornton Jones, J. C. Johnson and Taylor Henry, nephews.

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Evelyn Margaret (Beckham) Luther
June 26, 1916 - Jan 04, 1948

MRS. EVELYN LUTHER FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Evelyn Beckham Luther, 32, died at the family residence, 2312 West Fourth avenue, Sunday morning at 2:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, W. N. Luther; a son, Walter C. Luther, mother, Mrs. Lola Beckham, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ann Conner, Waco; Mrs. Earl Schmidt, Houston, and Mrs. Margie Alexander, Corsicana; two brothers, Charles Beckham, Corsicana, and H. C. Beckham, Tishomingo, Okla., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl Schmidt, B. M. Conner, Dale Alexander, Arthur Garrison, Orval Thomas and G. W. Luther.

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Mary Lena (Ray) Rich
Nov 10, 1896 - Feb 27, 1966

Mrs. Lena Rich Services Held

Mrs. Lena Rich, 71, died in Memorial hospital Sunday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3:30 p.m. from the Memorial Baptist church with burial in the Black Hills cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, Baptist minister, and Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor.

Surviving are three sons, Melvin Rich, Corsicana; Calvin and Alvin Rich, both of Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Ernest Cook and Mrs. Clovis Stover, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. W. H. Farmer, Azle, and Miss Lavern Rich, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, a brother, W. C. Ray, Emhouse; six sisters, Mrs. Earl Brown and Mrs. Bill Stewart, both of Emhouse; Mrs. W. C. Fogleman, Orange; Mrs. Weldon Owen, Emhouse; Mrs. Johnny Walthall, Lake Dallas, and Mrs. Vergil Jackson, Lewisville and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Arlee Lockhart, Windel Lockhart, Olin Rich, Jr.; R. D. Rich, James Lloyd Rich and Eleium H. Doss.

Corley directed.

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Florence Ida Schmidt
June 7, 1902 - Feb 24, 1966

Miss Schmidt Rites Sunday

Final rites for Miss Florence Schmidt, 63, retired LVN, of Emhouse, who died Thursday afternoon, will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, minister of the First Christian church, assisted by Rev. Delbert Taylor, pastor of the Wesley and Emhouse Methodist churches. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Grady Poarch, Emhouse; two brothers, Harvey Schmidt, Columbia, Ky., and Earl Schmidt, Arlington Heights, Ill., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Marvin Shows, Guy Poarch, D. N. Porch, Leroy DeMoss, Ray O. A. Hendry and James Phelps.

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Lloyd Sears
Jan 3, 1896 - Mar 19, 1951

Lloyd Sears Dies In Gainesville

Lloyd Sears, 55, of Athens, died of a heart attack Monday at Gainesville.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 11 a.m. with burial in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. C. Harris of Marshall.

Sears was an oil field worker.

Surviving are his wife of Athens; a son, Forrest Sears, Marshall; three brothers, E. C. Sears, Corsicana; L. G. Sears, Plainview, and J. A. Sears, Sacramento, Cal.; and two grandchildren.

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Rites Wednesday For Lloyd Sears

Funeral services for Lloyd Sears, 55, of Athens, who died in Gainesville Monday with a heart attack, were held Wednesday at 11 a. m. from the Corley Chapel.

Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. C. Harris of Marshal.

Sears formerly resided in the Black Hills community.

Surviving are his wife of Athens; a son, Forrest Sears, Marshall; three brothers, E. C. Sears, Corsicana; L. G. Sears, Plainview; and J. A. Sears, Sacramento, Calif., and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Henry Slate, W. D. Hall, Pierce Phillips, Willie Cook, Grady Poarch, Bud Lockhart and Jim McManus.

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Georgia Lois (Crist) Shaw
Jul 27, 1875 - Nov 12, 1951

Mrs. W. M. Shaw Expires Monday

Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Sr., 76, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church; Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, W. M. Shaw, 912 West Seventeenth avenue, Corsicana; a son, W. M. (Bill) Shaw, Jr., two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Beeman and Mrs. Opal Pike; a grandson, Donald Pike, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Dora Bates, Houston, and other relatives.

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Mrs. W. M. Shaw Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Shaw, Sr., 76, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday night, were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church; Claude B. Holcomb, Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church.

Surviving are her husband, a son, W. M. (Bill) Shaw, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Beeman and Mrs. Opal Pike, a grandson, Donald Pike, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Dora Bates, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Watkins, Elmo Hollingsworth, Owen Beeman, Charlie Watkins, Jess Lee Young and J. C. Dillard.

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Pricilla Ann Elizabeth (Bullard) McCoy
Jun 16, 1852 - Nov 4, 1924

Aged Lady Died Last Night Near Tupelo

Mrs. Priscilla McCoy, age 73 years, died at 7:15 at the home of her son-in-law, Cordy Young, in the Tupelo community, after an illness of several weeks, and the remains were interred in the Black Hills cemetery this afternoon at four o’clock, With Rev. W. H. Day of Rice officiating.

The deceased is survived by these children; J. L. McCoy of Hamilton county, E. L. McCoy of Hockley county, W. T. McCoy of Arlington, Tarrant, county, Mrs. Frank Burns of Chatfield, Mrs. W. M. Young of Corsicana, and Mrs. Cordy Young of Tupelo.

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Augusta Maine McDonald
Feb 23, 1872 - Jun 11, 1956

A. M. McDonald Rites Tuesday

A. M. McDonald, 84, a retired farmer, died Monday at 4 a.m. at the Twilight Home. He had been a resident of Navarro county for the past 50 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. W. M. Shamburger will officiate. Burial will be in Black Hills cemetery.

He is survived by two sons, Buster McDonald of Waco, and Robert McDonald of Texarkana; a grandson, John Robert McDonald of Texarkana; a granddaughter, Rose Ann McDonald of Waco, and a sister, Mrs. Emma Atkeisson, Corsicana.

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Viola (Ross) Milburn-Soape
Jan 20, 1889 - Dec 3, 1973

Viola Soape

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Viola Soape, 84, of Pasadena, who died Monday in Houston.

Rev. Gordon Edwards and Rev. Johnny Hutchins will officiate, and burial will be at Black Hills cemetery in Navarro county.

Survivors include five sons, Calvin Milburn and Loyde Soape, both of Pasadena, Glenn Jones of Lolita, Tex., Lewis Jones of of La Jolia, Calif., and Ross Soape of Houston; a sister, Mrs. Ora Smith of Austin; 15 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Milburn, Steve Milburn, Kenneth Milburn, Jimmy Barnett, Glen Soape and Roger Soape.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 5, 1973
  • 1st husband John Robinson Milburn married Sep 11, 1910 2nd husband Roger Pugh Soape buried at Hamilton Beeman cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Roy Durrell Pike
May 21, 1941 - Jan 7, 1946

FUNERAL RITES FOR ROY DURRELL PIKE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Roy Durrell Pike, four-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M. M. Pike, Corsicana Route 2, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the Black Hills cemetery.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Donald Pike, Corsicana Route 2; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Shaw and Mrs. Mae Pike, all of Corsicana.

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Flossy Mae (Spruill) Poarch
Oct 24, 1900 - Sep 1, 1973

Mrs. Poarch

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Flossie Spruill Poarch, 72, of Wilmer, who died Saturday in a Dallas hospital. She was a former longtime resident of Rice.

The Rev. Randall McCullom, Rice Methodist pastor, and the Rev. Ode Meadors, Rice Baptist pastor, were to officiate. Burial was to be in the Black Hills cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, A. D. Poarch of Bardwell and R. L. and Paul D. Poarch, both of Hutchins; four daughters, Mrs. E. O. Marriott of Cedar Creek, Mrs. Robert Ashford of Rio Vista, Mrs. Lloyd Russell of Seagoville and Mrs. Melvin Brewer of Hutchins; 25 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Ina Cruse and Mrs. Joe Farmer, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Alva Garrison of Ft. Smith, Ark.; and one brother, Robert Spruill of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were to include Mark Ashford, Bill Russell, Robert L. Poarch Jr., Larry D. Poarch, Eddie Marriott, Bobby Marriott, Johnny Marriott and Jerald Payne.

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Jerry Pleasant “Jack” Poarch
Mar 25, 1919 - Mar 15, 1952

Jack Poarch Is Fatally Injured

Jerry P. (Jack) Poarch, 32, 218 West Twelfth avenue, was pronounced dead on arrival at a Mexia hospital Saturday night after being allegedly struck by an automobile as he was crossing a highway in Mexia.

Miss Myrtle Collins, 1800 North Tenth street, Waco, injured in the same mishap, was treated for cuts, bruises and shock.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Poarch, Corsicana; a brother, W. L. Poarch, Houston; and two sisters, Mrs. Wiley Tinker, Houston, and Mrs. James Phelps, Corsicana, grandmother, Mrs. W. M. Cook, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Black Hills Methodist church, and Rev. Lawrence Shivers, Methodist minister.

Pallbearers were E. E. Norwood, Willie Marr, C. L. Gentry, Melvin Rich, Dale Alexander and Arlee Lockhart.

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Mary Isabelle (Reams) Poarch
Sep 7, 1869 - Sep 8, 1944

Rites Sunday For Mrs. Mary Poarch At Black Hills

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Isabell Poarch, age 75 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. W. Shivers in Forney early Friday morning, will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Black Hills church. Revs. Roy H. Davis and Tom Allmon will conduct the rites. Burial will be in the Black Hills cemetery.

The wife of the late H. L. Poarch she had been a resident of the Black Hills community a number of years.

Surviving are seven sons, G. C. Poarch, Black Hills; B. D. Poarch, Rice; H. G. Poarch, Ennis; C. L. Poarch, Arizona; D. N. Poarch, Corsicana; P. J. Poarch, Arizona; G. T. Poarch, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Nannie Holland, Corsicana; Mrs. L. W. Shivers, Forney; Mrs. J. P. Thompson, Emhouse, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Leroy Holland, Willie Lee Poarch, Jack Poarch, Aubrey Murel Poarch, L. W. Shivers, Jr., Aubrey Blake Poarch, Leslie Shivers, Jarrell Thompson and Estes Shivers, grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Poarch Were Held Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Isabell Poarch, age 75 years who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. W. Shivers in Forney Friday morning, were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Black Hills church. Revs. Roy H. Davis and Tom Allmon conducted the rites and interment was in Black Hills cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley’s Funeral Home conducted the arrangements.

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Ida Pearl (Robinson) Graves
Apr 10, 1886 - Sep 29, 1924

Died in Retreat Community.

Mrs. Ida Graves, wife of W. T. Graves, aged 38 years, died in the Retreat community last night after a painful illness, and the remains were interred in the Pursley cemetery this afternoon. The deceased is survived by her husband and four children.

Other relatives of the deceased are Mrs. Ruby Fanson, Mrs. Tom Robinson and Mrs. Will Magness, all of Mexia, sisters, and two brothers, Allen Robinson of Kirven and Tom Robinson of Houston.

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Martha Jane (Strickland) Banks
Jan 3, 1849 - Nov 5, 1927

w/o
PIONEER RESIDENT CORBET COMMUNITY DIED SATURDAY

Mrs. Sarah J. Banks, aged 79 years, pioneer resident of the Corbet community, wife of the late T. J. Banks, died near Corbet Saturday afternoon at 5.45 o’clock and the funeral was held Sunday at noon. Interment was made in the Pursley cemetery.

Mrs. Banks suffered a stroke of paralysis Friday night about 1 o’clock.

She was a native of Georgia.

A number of children survive.

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George Elie Banks
Apr. 26, 1880 - Sep. 15, 1952

George E. Banks Services Tuesday

George E. Banks, 72, farmer, died at his home in the Pursley community Monday night following an illness of three years.

Native of Georgia, he had resided in Navarro county since 16 years of age.

Funeral services were held from the Baptist church in Pursley Tuesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Pursley cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Pursley; a daughter, Mrs. Nina Stone, Hillsboro; three sons, Roland Banks, Kerens; Selman and Lois Banks, both of Pursley; a brother, Eugene Dean Banks, Pursley; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Beaird and Miss Mary Lizzie Banks, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Sep 16, 1952
  • h/o Lottie Pearl (Johnson) Banks married Jul. 5, 1914; s/o Thomas Jefferson Banks & Martha Jane (Strickland) Banks
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lottie Pearl (Johnson) Banks
Jul. 22, 1887 - Sep. 23, 1977

Mrs. Banks

Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Lottie Pearl Banks, 90, resident of Corsicana, who died Friday morning at Twilight Nursing Home.

Burial will be at Pursley cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, Roland Banks of Palestine, S. D. Banks and N. L. Banks, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Nina Stone of Arlington, six grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Therman Johnson, Charles Johnson, Glenn Rasco, Dewey Lindsay, Bobby Lindsay, and Cecil Beard.

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Rudolph John “Rudy” Vaclavik
Oct 23, 1920 - Jul 23, 1974

R. Vaclavik

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Rudolph (Rudy) Vaclavik, 53, resident of Rice, who died Monday.

Justice of the Peace G. W. O’Neal returned an inquest verdict of death by self-inflicted gunshot wound in the death of a 53-year-old Rice resident.

Deputy Sheriff Jim Bostick said Rudolph Vaclavik was found slumped over the steering wheel of his truck by his wife yesterday morning. He said the wound was apparently caused by a .22 caliber pistol found on the floorboard of the truck.

Bostick said Mrs. B. Vaclavik had gone to check on her husband at Fortson’s Lake. The lake is about two miles south of Rice and Vaclavik had gone fishing Monday night.

Rosary will be said at 7:30 tonight at Corley’s with Rev. J. John Fowler officiating.

He was a native of Fayettville, a veteran of World War II, and a retired foundation driller.

Rev. Ben Mazurkiewicz will officiate, and burial will be in Rice.

Survivors include his widow of Rice, two sons, Johnny and Jimmy Vaclavik both of Rice; two daughters, Mrs. Ken Giager of Corsicana and Sharon Vaclavik of Rice; a grandson, three brothers, Ed Vaclavik of Columbus, Tom Vaclavik of Taylor, and Joe Vaclavik of Fairfield; seven sisters, Mrs. Henry Kriacka and Mrs. A. E. Elley both of Seguin, Annie Kracka and Mrs. Arnold Kramer both of Fayetteville, Mrs. Joe Baylor Of LaGrange, Mrs. Tom Hendrick of Austin and Mrs. Richard Fey of New Braunsfels.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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James Delma Boucher, Sr.
Jan 20, 1893 - Aug 21, 1946

J. D. Boucher Rites Are Held At Rice

Funeral services for J. D. Boucher, aged 53 years, who died with a heart attack in Houston Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Rice Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the church. Boucher was a native Texan.

Surviving are his wife, a son, J. D. Boucher, Jr., both of Houston; a brother Carl Boucher, Jr., Dallas, and two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Anderson and Mrs. Ed Gallemore, both of Pampa.

Pallbearers were Eugene Nowlin, Weldon Nowlin, W. G. Hodge, Carl Boucher, Jr., Ed McCants, Jr., and B. Mott.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Aug 23, 1946
  • h/o Mary Belle (Hodge) Boucher married Jun. 18, 1919; s/o Joshua Owen “Josh” Boucher & Mary F. “Mollie” (Turner) Boucher
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

INFANT Gardner
B&D Oct. 1918

Died at Frost Yesterday.
Mrs. Arch Gardner died at Frost yesterday and her husband is very low with pneumonia. A new born babe of the couple was buried last week.

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  • Inf. Of Archie “Arch” Gardner & Corina (Thompson) Gardner
  • Frost Cemetery, Frost, Navarro Co., TX

Earl Orbrey Griggs
Jul 16, 1902 - Nov 22, 1980

Hail, Wind Damages County Sectors

Frost Man Injured

The only casuality reported in Navarro county was Earl Griggs of Frost who suffered a gash in his head and face necessitating five stitches when hit by a big jagged hailstone.

Griggs is reported to have rolled down a glass in his car to peer out while making a turn. A big hailstone ripped through the brim of his hat and cut a gash between his eyes and on the forehead, necessitating medical attention and the five stitches.

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