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Margaret Ann (Cockrell) Bradberry
abt 1913 - Apr 8, 2013

Mrs. Margaret A. Bradberry, 99, passed away on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Twilight Home in Corsicana. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in the Rice Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patsy (Morris) Womack
May 18, 1942 - June 25, 2013

Patsy Womack, 71, passed Tuesday, June 25, 2013 in Corsicana.

She was born May 18, 1942, one of four children born to the union of William Henery and Audrey Gladys (Bradshaw) Morris. She was a longtime resident of Richland and served on the city council as well as in the Richland Cemetery Association. Patsy was a retired teacher who had taught many years of special education students in the Corsicana School District. She was a member of the Richland Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and eldest brother, Royce Morris.

Survivors include her brothers, David Morris of Richland and W.J. Morris of Lubbock; daughters, Katherine Forson and Margaret Bosma, both of Richland; and her grandchildren, Kenneth Merriman of Florida, and Katie Turner and Michael Turner both of Waco.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral service will be held 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29, 2013, at the Richland Baptist Church with Walter Libhart officiating. Interment will follow at the Richland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bruce Thomas, Bill Brown, Jay Tidwell, Kenny Guard, Chris Lasiter and Jodie Farmer.

A reception will be held at the Richland Community Center following services.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Richland Cemetery Association

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Geneva June Pettigrew
Aug 25, 1925 - Aug 25, 2013

Geneva June Pettigrew, 88, of Purdon passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013. Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Geneva June Pettigrew passed away on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at her residence at the age of 88. She was born on August 25, 1925 in Greenville, Texas to Robert Lee Beene and Manila Swann Beene.

She is survived by her sisters Azalea Blackburn and husband Jim of Garland and Gussie Lee Martin of Lewisville and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, Aug 29, 2013 at 10am at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.


Mark Sparkman
Mar 5, 1959 - Feb 2, 2013
 

Mark Sparkman, 53, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 at his residence. He was born March 5, 1959 in Corsicana to David Earl Sparkman and Wilma Morgan.

He is preceded in death by the late David Sparkman.

He is survived by his significant other, Mary Cobb Jock of Corsicana; mother, Wilma Morgan of Corsicana; step-mother, Stacy Sparkman of Corsicana; brother and sisters-in-law, Karl and Christy Sparkman of Bryan, Chad and Amber Sparkman of Bryan; half brother and sister-in-law, John and Anna Sparkman of Eustace; daughters and son-in-laws, Michelle and Kyle Edmondson of Austin and Miranda and Matt Wallen of Blooming Grove; son and significant other, David Sparkman and Sherrie VanSchaick of Corsicana; step-son, Logan Jock of Corsicana; grandsons, Nicholas Edmondson of Austin, Joshua Edmondson of Austin, Zachary Edmondson of Austin, Jaxon Edmondson of Austin and Preston Sparkman of Corsicana; granddaughters, Mariah Sparkman of Blooming Grove, Mallory Wallen of Blooming Grove and also a number of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Pallbearers will be Scott Montgomery, Lee Montgomery, Chris Boyd, and Marvin McGahan.

Honorary Pallbearers will be H.B. Currington and Johnny Flores.

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation is encouraged to make it to the American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit Memorials, 1000 W. Second Ave.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Michael D. Samsel
Sept 18, 1961 - Feb 1, 2013

Funeral services for Michael D. Samsel, 51, of Anacoco, La. were held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, at Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel in Leesville with Rev. Bobby Ganaway officiating. Burial will be Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in the Resthaven Memorial Park at 2 p.m. in Corsicana. The services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.

Visitation was held from 4 p.m. until service time Monday, Feb. 4, 2013 in the funeral home.

Michael David, the son of Roy and Ozella Samsel was born Sept. 18, 1961 in Seguin. He passed away Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at the Byrd Regional Hospital in Leesville. Michael loved fishing and was a very devoted father to his children, especially his daughters Heather and Hannah, whom he was raising. He worked in Air Conditioning and Heating Maintenance at Fort Polk.

He was preceded in death by his mother Ozella, a niece Talia and nephew Adrian.

Michael is survived by his sons, Michael Shawn and wife Amanda Samsel of Coppell, and Chad Brandon Samsel of Rice; daughters Heather and Hannah Samsel of Anacoco and Amanda and her husband Bo McGraw of Corsicana; father Roy Samsel of Corsicana; brother, Stanley Sierakouski of San Angelo; three sisters, Cynthia and husband Joseph Kormos of Corsicana, Sandra and husband Edward Marchakitus of Harveys Lake, PA and Tina Hernandez of Corsicana; and one grandchild, Blakeley McGraw.

Arrangements by Labby Memorial Funeral Home Chapel, Leesville.

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Joseph S. Hall
Sep 23, 1867 - Sep 18, 1947

JOSEPH S. HALL FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Joseph S. Hall, aged 79 years, died at his home in Rice at 2 o’clock Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Rice Methodist church Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dan Clark, minister of the Westside Church of Christ in Corsicana, assisted by Rev. L. C. Griffin, pastor of the Baptist Church, and Rev. Harry Walz, pastor of the Methodist church.

Surviving are four sons, L. R. Hall, Rice; C. R. Hall, Malakoff; W. R. and Lonnie Hall, both of Houston; a daughter, Mrs. M. V. Fitzgerald, Rice; a brother, W. W. Hall, Lubbock; a sister, Mrs. W. R. Cooley, Pittsburg, and several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Parsons, Herman Parsons, James L. Hall, Billy Joe Fitzgerald, W. P. Sturrock and Charles Murphy.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 18, 1947
  • h/o Margaret Pamelia (Kelly) Hall; s/o William R. Hall & Julia/Jane (Marr/Morrow) Hall (his death certificate said Julia Marr—Alice Florence (Hall) Cooley said Jane Morrow)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Dr. Hugh Sloan
Dec. 2, 1858 - Dec. 30, 1946

WEDNESDAY FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD FOR DR. HUGH SLOAN

Funeral services for Dr. Hugh Sloan, aged 88 years, who died at his home in Rice Monday night, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Walls of Rice.

A native of Greenville, Ala., he was born February 2, 1858, but moved to Ellis county with his parents in 1864 and settled near Waxahachie.

Dr. Sloan was a graduate of the Old Dresden High School of Navarro county and worked his way through the Physicians and Surgeons College in St. Louis. He received his diploma from the Surgeons College in 1884, and began his practice at Rice. He was married to Miss Jodie Abigale Haynie in 1887.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; a son, John Sloan, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Kate Molder, Corsicana; a brother, John F. Sloan, San Antonio, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Hugh T. Sparks, Percy Sparks, Ben Sloan, Clarence Mahaley, Kesler Bradley and Claud Hervey.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Roddy Irvin Foster
Oct 12, 1950 - Jul 13, 1960

Roddy Foster Is Drowned In Pool At Rice

Roddy Irvin Foster, nine-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy L. Foster of Rice, who drowned, was pronounced dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital Wednesday shortly before 1 p.m. after efforts to revive him were futile.

The child’s body was recovered from a stock tank in Rice near the First Baptist church by Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor of the church, at 11:30 a.m.

The victim and other youngsters are reported to have been swimming and the boy’s body was under water for perhaps 10 minutes before it was rescued by Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Artificial respiration was administered by Olin Callaway, and Ed Ellington before J. W. McCammon arrived and worked for an hour before bringing the child to the hospital. Artificial respiration, resuscitation and other efforts were employed at Rice and enroute to the hospital.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Jimmie Louise and Janice Marie Foster; a brother, Benny Travis Foster, all of Rice and grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Foster and Mrs. J. B. McKey and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon at McCammon Funeral Home.

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Friday Rites For Rice Child

Funeral services for Roddy Irvin Foster, nine-year-old Rice boy, who drowned in a stock tank in Rice Wednesday, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Rice.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor, who recovered the child’s body, and Rev. H. O. Abbott, Jr., pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

The young lad and two other boys were reported riding on a raft in the tank near the Baptist church and the victim fell off. Artificial respiration and resuscitation efforts were futile. Ed Ellington, Olin Calloway and J. W. McCammon led in the attempts to revive the lad.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Benny Travis Foster; two sisters, Jimmie Louise and Janice Marie Foster, all of Rice; and grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Foster and Mrs. J. B. McKey, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Ellington, Wayne Burkhalter, Johnny Bates, Olin Calloway, James Marriott and Nathan Rawlings.

McCammon directed.

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Jimmy Lee Foster
Jul 5, 1924 - Feb 28, 1971

J. L. Foster Rites Pending

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Jimmie Lee Foster, 46, Rice construction worker who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Freestone county, he was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Baptist church.

He is survived by his widow; a son, Bennie Travis Foster, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Davis, Corsicana, and Miss Janis Foster, Rice; three grandchildren; two brothers, M. L. Foster, Faulk, Ark., and Robert Foster, Ft. Stockton; two sisters, Mrs. C. P. Platt, Winkler, and Mrs. A. E. DeRusha, Uvalde.

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Foster Rites

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Jimmie Lee Foster, 46, Rice. The Rev. Randall McCollum, pastor of the Rice Baptist Church, officiated. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Pallbearers were Jerry Blake, John Thomas Brewer, Larry Ware, Johnny Glidewell, Carl Ashley, Ernest Rylie, Kenneth Knott and Charles Collier.

A construction worker, he died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his widow, a son, two daughters, three grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters.

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Albert Henry Brown
Jun 20, 1925 - Jul 28, 1946

EX-SOLDIER DIES IN SWIMMING SUNDAY AT JESTER, TEXAS

Albert Henry Brown, aged 21 years, and ex-soldier, died while swimming in a lake near Jester, Texas, Sunday afternoon. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Assembly of God church at Jester, with burial in the Campbell cemetery. Rev. Dodd conducted the rites.

Relatives said it had not been definitely determined whether Brown drowned or died from the effects of injuries sustained when he dived into the lake and struck another swimmer.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Brown, Purdon; two brothers, Russell and Charles Brown; and five sisters, Hazel, Laverne, Maggie, Lorene and Peggy Brown, all of Purdon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Brown, Henry Brown, Leo Brown, Wayland Thompson, Ray Ivie, Louis Ivie.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Julia Alma (Newbill) Christie
Mar 20, 1881 - Mar 27, 1946

FRIDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL FOR MRS. JULIA A. CHRISTIE

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Alma Christie, aged 65 years, who died at the family residence in the Pickett community, Wednesday night, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Allmon, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, C. C. Christie, Corsicana; D. B., G. B. and J. W. Christie, all of Pickett; three daughters, Mrs. E. A. Brannon, Corsicana; Mrs. E. J. Fowler, Houston, and Mrs. H. G. Henson, Pickett; 13 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, a brother, W. E. Newbill, Athens, and a sister, Mrs. S. M. Stewart, Portales, N. M.

Pallbearers were Arthur Weeks, D. J. Martin, Preston Norwood, Wylie Hardin, Tim Anderson, Haskell Bennett and Frank Brannon.

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Nellie Ella (Humble) McEntire
Oct 30, 1882 - May 25, 1964

Hold Services Mrs. McEntire

Funeral services for Mrs. Nellie Ella McEntire, 81, who died at the Hilliard-Bryan Home 308 West Seventh avenue Monday afternoon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. She was the widow of the late W. A. McEntire.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert V. Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist Church, assisted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery at Drane.

A native of Frost, Mrs. McEntire resided in the Drane community many years before moving to Corsicana 15 years ago. Her home was at 105 Brooks avenue. Mrs. McEnitre had been a Methodist since 14 years of age.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. L. N. Blackman and Mrs. Louise Adams; a son Marshall McEntire; three grandchildren, Gaylon Blackman, Thomas Adams and Mrs. Pamela Adams Smith, all of Corsicana; four great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hugh Fullerton, Herschel Blackman, Howard Denbow, Henry Slate, John Stubbs and John Wallace Stubbs.

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Lula (Stanaland ) Woodard
Mar 22, 1866 - Mar 19, 1947

DRANE COMMUNITY PIONEER DIES ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mrs. John (Lula) Woodward, who would have been 81 years old Saturday, March 22, died at her home in the Drane community early Wednesday night. She had resided in the same house since her marriage to the late John Woodard in 1881.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in the Campbell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claud A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are seven children, B. Woodard, Purdon; Mrs. Bessie Johnson, Drane; Mrs. S. G. Ivie, Purdon; Jim Woodard, Corsicana; J. C. and H. C. Woodard, Drane, and Miss Myrtle Woodard, Drane; 25 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

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Jim Monroe Woodard
Jan 30, 1893 - Feb 06, 1975

J. M. Woodward

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Jim M. Woodward, 81, resident of 1412 W. 10th Ave., who died at Memorial Hospital Thursday morning. Burial will be at Resthaven Memorial Park.

He was a member of the St. Luke Methodist Church and Woodman of the World.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ersie Woodard of Corsicana; a son, S. W. Woodard of Tyler; a daughter, Mrs. Haven Lewis of Harlingen; a step-daughter, Mrs. Charles Harmon of Corsicana; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two brothers, Clint Woodard of Dawson and H. C. Woodard of Purdon; a sister, Miss Myrtle Woodard of Silver City and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Ray Henry, Jack A. Matthews, Micky R. Matthews, Micky Matthews, Keith Harmon and Ronald Hughes.

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Lonzell Davis
abt 1941 - Dec 11, 2012

Lonzell Davis, 71, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 at his residence. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012 at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow with Pastor Earnest Betts, Jr., officiating. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Keith Deshon Melton Carter
abt 1982 - Apr 26, 2013

Keith Deshon Melton Carter, 30, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, April 26, 2013 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Goodlow. Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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James Roland "Sonny" Lewis Sr.
Dec 17, 1936 - Feb 15, 2013

James Roland “Sonny” Lewis Sr., 76, of Dawson, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013 in a Fort Worth hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Navarro Mills Baptist Church with the Rev. Ricky Woodall and the Rev. Chris Moore officiating. Interment will follow in Younger Cemetery near Silver City in Navarro County. Arrangements under the direction of Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.
 

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Billy Dewayne Green
Jan 16, 1956 - May 2, 2013

Billy Dewayne Green, 57, of Wortham passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Mexia. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Younger Cemetery.

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Billy Dewayne Green, 57, of Wortham passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, in Mexia. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Younger Cemetery.

Mr. Billy Dewayne Green, 57, of Wortham passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Mexia, Texas. He was born on January 16, 1956 in Corsicana, Texas to Hazel (Fowler) Teer.

He was a very simple man that was never on a time clock. He always had time for anyone, or anything he wanted to do, mainly fishing. He was never in a hurry to do anything, but eat banana pudding. Thru his life he spent most of his time fishing, mowing yards, fixing fence, and he was known at all the surrounding cattle barns where he worked for many years. Anyone that knew Billy also knew they could call on him at anytime day or night, and he would be there to lend a hand.

In the last few weeks of his life, he spent quality time with the people he loved the most, those being his mother, numerous other family members, and a very special friend, Estell Washington.

He was preceded in death by dad, Howard Don Teer, and grandparents, Aubrey and Geleane Fowler.

He is survived by his mother, Hazel Teer; brother, Larry Teer and wife Cathy; aunt, Wanda Richards and husband Buddy; numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of cousins that will greatly miss him.

Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Gary W. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow in Younger Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Dale Harwell, Eric Hancock, James Orler, Eldon St. Ledger, Dusty Robinson, and Gage French.

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Barbara Ann (Luke) Gregory
Jan 30, 1966 - Dec 26, 2013

Barbara Ann Gregory, 47, of Corsicana passed away Dec. 26, 2013, in Dallas.

She was born Jan. 30, 1966, in Tyler to Jesse Luke and Brenda Baird Luke.

She is preceded in death by her son, Wade Witner; brother-in-law, Glenn Townes; and grandparents, G.J. Luke and Leon and Gladys Baird.

Survivors include her husband, Bill Gregory; parents, Jesse and Brenda Luke; children, Jessica Parsons and Graham Coker; sister, Linda Townes; brother, John Luke and wife Laurana; grandmother, Delia Luke; nieces and nephews, Lana Luke, Landon Luke, Dalton Buchhorr and Walker Townes. She is also survived by Bill's parents, W.T. and Jerry ( Mama & Pop) Gregory; plus many friends.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patrick Wayne Jackson
Oct 14, 1968 - Nov 9, 2013

A Son, Brother, Husband, Minister, Father, Grandfather, and Friend.

Patrick Wayne Jackson, 45, of Corsicana, finished this life's race and was called home on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 at the Ennis Regional Hospital. He was born Oct. 14,1968 in Fort Worth to Lucas Shaw and Ophelia Brookins Jackson. He received his formal education in the Corsicana Independent School District and accepted Christ and united with the Church of the Living God CWFF. He later united with the Steadfast Full Gospel Church and as he began to grow in the ministry work of Christ and through the leading of the Holy Spirit he became a member of the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Alvin E. Smith.

Patrick met and married Demetra Steward April 6, 1991 and to this union they were blessed with seven children. He was employed with the GAF Corporation in Ennis.

He was preceded in death by his father, Lucas, step-father, Lee Jackson and four children; Reginald, Patrick, Jr., Tiffany and Terrance.

Survivors include his wife, Demetra “Tweedie” Jackson of Corsicana; three children, Kendall Gooden and wife Terah of Duncanville, Jalesa Jackson and Bryant Jackson of Corsicana; three grandchildren Ariel, Aaron, Aria, and Aliyah to come; Mother, Ophelia Jackson of Corsicana; two brothers, Clint Jackson and wife Ramona, and Alvin Evans; four sisters, Joyce Watson and husband Jeff, Regina Brookins, Lillian Bell, Roslyn Fowler and husband Mark; mother-in-law, Shirley Steward of Corsicana; father-in-law, Alvin E. Smith and wife Linda, of Corsicana; five brothers-in-law, Camiron Smith and wife Tenesha; Demarrio Steward and wife Pam, Almonte Smith and wife Lamarsha, Jerry Smith and wife Yvette; and Kerone Felder; two sisters-in-law, LaKisha Steward and Savanna Gatlin; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins other relatives and friends.

Visitation is 1 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel, and wake services will follow 5 to 7 p.m. at the Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at Straight Way Missionary Baptist Church located at 400 South 15th Street with Pastors Myron Williams and Alvin E. Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 14, 2013
  • h/o Demetra (Steward) Jackson; s/o Lucas Shaw and Lee Jackson and Ophelia Brookins Jackson
    His father is not listed on his birth on Family Search, so I just added it as Lucas Shaw like the obit states, and Lee Jackson is his stepfather, so I guess he took his last name. His mother is just listed as Ophelia Brookins on Family Search, no father.  .... Karen
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

John Elliott Jackson
abt 1957 - June 20, 2013

John Elliott Jackson, 55, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, June 20, 2013. Funeral services are noon on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Kelly's Temple Church of God in Christ. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Della L. Brown
abt 1936 - Mar 4, 2013

Mrs. Della L. Brown, 76, of Corsicana passed away Monday, March 4, 2013, at Navarro Regional Hospital. Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at New Bethel Baptist Church in Kerens with the Rev. Ernest Betts officiating. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Wanda Sue (Pullin) Morrison
Aug 13, 1938 - Feb 13, 2014

Sue Pullin Morrison

Wanda Sue Morrison, 75, of Prairie Hill, Texas passed away peacefully in her home Thursday, February 13. Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, February 17 at Prairie Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Fred Sain officiating. Burial will be at Prairie Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at Bellmead Funeral Home.

Sue was born August 13, 1938 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Dee and Bessie (McGraw) Pullin. After raising her sons in Waco and following her marriage to John Morrison, they returned to Sue's hometown of Prairie Hill, where she spent the rest of her life. She was an active member in the community and a friend to all. Sue was employed at Bird Kultgen Ford in Waco for 11 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jimmy Pullin and Billy Pullin; sister, Edna Edwards; and husbands, Johnny Myers and John Morrison.

Survivors include her brother, Kenneth Pullin and wife, Becky; sons, Kevin Myers and wife, Amy and Kenneth Myers; grandson, Riley Myers; and several nephews, nieces and cousins. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting a donation to the Prairie Hill Cemetery Association, P. O. Box 123, Prairie Hill, Texas 76678.

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  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • d/o Jay Dee Pullin & Bessie (McGraw) Pullin; granddaughter of Horace Greeley McGraw & Lena Douglas (Dorsey) McGraw [bur at Grange Hall Cemetery]

George Washington Stokes, Jr.
Feb 22, 1926 - Jan 16, 2013

George Stokes

Services for George Stokes were held on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at Hilliard Funeral Home. A graveside service followed at New Harmony Cemetery, Van Zandt County. Visitation was held Jan. 19 at the funeral home.

Mr. Stokes passed away at the age of 86 on Jan. 16, 2013 in Kaufman.

George Washington “PaPa” Stokes Jr. was born February 22, 1926 in Blooming Grove, Texas. He had been a resident of Kaufman for five years, formerly living in Balch Springs. He worked as a warehouse supervisor for Major Supply in Dallas from 1969-2007, and also a funeral director at Corley’s Funeral Home in Mexia, Texas in earlier years.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Stokes in 2006; sons, Robert Stokes and George Stokes; stepson, C.T. Coe; parents, George Washington Stokes, Sr. and Exie Marie Stokes; and brother, Joe Stokes.

Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Archie Simons of Kaufman; stepson, Weldon Onstott of Hubbard; three daughters-in-law, Becky Onstott of Hubbard, Debbie Stokes of Van and Sue Stokes of Waco; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Mildred Louise (Harris) Luna
Sep 27, 1922 - Aug 24, 2013

Mildred Luna passed away peacefully at her home in Ramona, California on Saturday, August 24, 2013. She was a radiant 90 years young.
Mildred was born September 27, 1922, in Blooming Grove, Texas and long-time resident of Fullerton, California where she volunteered at St. Jude Hospital for over 20 years. She moved to Ramona, California later in life to be close to her family. As matriarch of the Luna family, she was the consummate model of charity and compassion.
Mildred is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Bill. She is survived by her daughter, Susan and husband, Bill; son, Bill Jr and wife, Alisa; six grandchildren, Charles, Noelle, Alexander, Taylor, Cheryl, Donald; eight great-grandchildren, Joshua, Chad, Randee Leigh, Danika, Kenna, Brent, Heather, Logan; and four great-great grandchildren, Joseph, Skyla, Payson, and Chloe.
Always our angel on earth, she now is our guardian in Heaven.
Private services and burial will be held in Texas at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the Alzheimer's Association .

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  • Published in the Ramona Sentinel on Sep 12, 2013
  • w/o William Eugene Luna; d/o Robert Roy Harris & Irva Elizabeth (Brown) Harris [bur at Cryer Creek Cemetery]
  • BGHS grad. 1941
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Tommie Sue (Thompson) Cantrell
Sep 11, 1933 - Sep 3, 2012

TOMMIE SUE CANTRELL Passed away at her home in Hemet, CA on September 3, 2012 at the age of 79 from cancer. She was born in Blooming Grove, Texas and was a Hemet resident for 42 years. She was a florist and retired from San Jacinto City Florist. Tommie is survived by daughters, Elaine M. Robertson, Melissa S. Saldana (both of Hemet); son, John A. Gillis (Homeland); brothers, Robert Billy Thompson (Mississippi) and Lindy Gene Thompson (Texas); grandchildren, Jennifer Guarino Strawn (Oceanside), Donna Guarino (Hemet), Frank N. Guarino (Rancho Mirage) and Megan Saldana (Hemet); great-grand-children, Terisa Guarino (Hemet), Anthony Garcia (Hemet), and Nicholas Guarino (Rancho Mirage). Visitation: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 6:00-8:00p.m. Funeral: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 12p.m., Inland Memorial Harford Chapel. Burial: Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Inland Memorial Harford Chapel 120 N. Buena Vista, Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 658-3288 In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to: Inland Empire Home Health & Hospice or the Cancer Society .

Notes:

  • Published in Press-Enterprise on Sep 9, 2012
  • Burial: Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside County, California, USA
  • d/o Omer Lee Thompson & Ellen (Wood) Thompson [bur at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Jeffie Hawkins (Lesueur) Reagan
Feb 15, 1879 - Mar 30, 1959

Mrs. Reagan Rites Are Held Here Wednesday

Funeral Services for Mrs. S. A. Reagan, 80, of 3527 North Beaton street, who died died in Memorial Hospital Monday night, were held at the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. A. P. Parker, pastor of the Petty's Chapel Missionary Baptist Church.
Surviving are two sons, S. G. Reagan, Texas City, and H. E. Reagan, Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Moore, San Angelo; Mrs. N. B. Thomason, Fort Worth; and Mrs. H. E. Andrews, Conroe; six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. W. W. Humbert, and a brother, S. L. LeSeuer, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.
Pallbearer were Alex Kent, Charles Frazier, Danny Paschal, James Humbert, Cecil Humbert and Lester Humbert.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - April 1, 1959
  • w/o Samuel Alexander Reagan; d/o Eugene S LeSueur & Elizabeth Caroline "Carrie" Bacon LeSueur [buried at Old Chatfield Cemetery, Chatfield, Navarro Co., TX]
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Bessie Mae Ponder
Dec 28, 1888 - Mar 21, 1963

Mrs. Ponder Of Dawson Dies
DAWSON, March 22. (Spl) - Mrs. Roy Ponder, 74, died of a heart attack at her home here Thursday.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Dawson Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. William Horick, pastor.
Surviving are her husband of Dawson; a son, Paul Ponder, Chicago; a daughter, Mrs. Hal Dewiett, Dallas; a granddaughter, two sisters, Mrs. Jack Russell and Mrs. Jim Cheek, both of Corsicana, and a brother, Homer Thomas, Marshall, and other relatives.
Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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John James Bryant
Aug 18, 1888 - Mar 22, 1963

John J. Bryant Services Held
Funeral services for John J. Bryant, 77, who died at his home, 1443 West Third avenue Friday night after a long illness were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist chruch, of which he was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery [
Post Oak Cemetery].
Bryant was a native of Alabama, but had resided at Roane and Corsicana for 70 years. He was a former breeder of the Bryant Improved Mebane cotton, corn hybrid and grasses.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Frederick, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Russell Davis, Amarillo; three sons, J. Harry Bryant, Dallas; Commander John Neal Bryant, Norfolk, Va.; and Allan Bryant, Corsicana; five grandchildren, one great grandchild, a sister, Miss Ellie Bryant, Roane, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Curry Butler, Clark Butler, Billy Holcomb, Tom Moore, James Parker and Norben Sheets.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Mar 26, 1963
  • h/o Elizabeth (Estes) Bryant; s/o James Henry Bryant & Sarah Emma (Bryant) Bryant
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Joe Abner Teague
Dec 20, 1894 - Mar 22, 1963

Joe A. Teague Rites Sunday
Funeral services for Joe A. Teague, 68, drilling contractor, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Howard Jones, Fort Worth Baptist minister. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.
Teague died Friday in Fort Worth.
Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; a son, Troy Teague, Fort Worth; four brothers, J. J. and Henry Teague, both of Corsicana; E. L. Teague, Denton, and Norman Bryant, Little Rock, Ark.; two sisters, Mrs. Susie Osborne, Corsicana, and Mrs. Willie Roberts, Queen's City, and other relatives.
Nephews were pallbearers

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Mollie Mable (Wilson) Tinkle
Feb 22, 1871 - Mar 23, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Tinkle
Final rites for Mrs. Mollie B. Tinkle, 93, of 1235 West Third avenue, were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church and Very Rev. Sam. B. Hulsey, rector of St. John's Episcopal church.
Mrs. Tinkle, a native of Macon, Ga., died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning. She was a widow of the late Bige Tinkle.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. J. C. West, Corsicana; Mrs. Jere A. Daniel, Kerens, and Mrs. Carey G. King, Dallas; three sons, Clifford M. Tinkle, Hamilton; Hugh A. Tinkle, Dallas, and Elton W. Tinkle, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jere Daniel, Jr.; Frank King, Dr. Carey G. king, Jr.; Charles King, James West, Gene Tinkle, Billy Bob Tinkle, Conan West and great grandons.

Notes:

  • w/o Abijah B. Tinkle; d/o George Washington Wilson & Sarah Elizabeth (Adcock) Wilson
  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - March 26, 1963
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

J. B. Freeland
d. Mar 23, 1963

J. B. Freeland Rites Monday
DAWSON, March 25 (Spl) - Funeral services for J. B. Freeland, 48, found dead in his car seven miles southeast of Hillsboro Saturday, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Dawson Methodist church. He was a resident of Dexter, N.M., but formerly resided here.
Justice of the peace George Raymer ruled death due to carbon monoxide poisoning. The motor of the automobile in which Freeland was found was running.
Freeland was a farmer and also worked as a farm machinery salesman. He was a member of the Church of Christ..
Surviving are his wife, three sons, James L., John Beaty and Clarence Joe Freeland, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Jane Sharp and Betty Ann Freeland all of Dexter, N.M.; a brother Millard Freeland, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Johnnie Mae Douglas, Seguin, and three grandchildren.
The services were conducted by Rev. Earl Ball and Rev. William Horlick. Burial was in the Dawson Cemetery.
Eubanks Funeral Home directed.

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Russell Evans Crawford
Jun 29, 1956 - Mar 25, 1963

Crawford Child Dies Monday
Russell Crawford, six-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John Crawford, 2005 Mimosa drive, died in Memorial Hospital Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Corley Chapel.
The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.
Surviving are the parents, a brother, Hayden Crawford; two sisters, Amy and Eve Crawford, all of Corsicana, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred D. Neeley, Dallas and Mr. and Mrs. L. Hayden Crawford, Corsicana.
Pallbearers will be L. Wm. McNutt, Jr.; Wm. B Robinson, Ned Polk and Dr. C. David Campbell.

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Jefferson Collier “Jeff” Davis
Dec 27, 1868 - Sep 15, 1947

KERENS FUNERAL HELD FOR JEFF C. DAVIS TUESDAY AFTERNOON

KERENS, Sept. 17.—(Spl.)—Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 at the First Baptist church for Jeff C. Davis, age 78, who died at the family home Monday at 5:30 p.m.

Dr. Elmer Page, pastor, assisted by Rev. Cletus Pippin and Rev. Raymond Burton conducted the rites. Pat Murphrey, who for many years had been the Sunday School teacher of the deceased, made a talk at the request of the family.

Mr. Davis, who was born in Smith county near Troup, had lived in Kerens 38 years. He was a faithful member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Davis; two sons, Charlie Davis of Dallas, and Willie Davis of Kerrville; two grandsons, Billy Davis of Dallas, Charles Emory Davis of Sacramento, Cal.; three granddaughters, Mrs. A. W. Whitrock, Dallas, Mrs. Garvin Clark, Dallas, Mrs. Jeff Hudson, Minneapolis, Minn., and five great-grandchildren.

Interment was in the Kerens cemetery with Stockton’s Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Grover Crawford, Ernest Gray, Joe Crawford, Johnnie Mills, M. J. Crawford and Bob Ford acted as pallbearers.

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Mary (Kirkland) Davis
Mar 5, 1873 - May 10, 1951

Mrs. Jeff Davis Services Friday

KERENS, May 11—(Spl)—Mrs. Jeff Davis, a resident of Kerens for 42 years, died at her home here at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. She was 78.

Funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church, with Rev. Melton O. Davis, pastor, officiating. She was a member of the church. Burial will be at the Kerens cemetery.

Mrs. Davis is survived by two sons, Charlie Davis of Kerens, and Willie Davis of Kerrville; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Wilkins, Kerens; Mrs. Lee Moore of Troupe, and Mrs. Tom Lefils, Dublin; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Inmon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Ira Vell (Glaspie) Dowis
Oct 21, 1879 - Nov 19, 1947

KERENS RITES HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. R. J. BOWIS

KERENS, Nov. 20.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Mrs. R. J. Bowis, 68, who died Wednesday morning were held at the Stockton Funeral Home parlor Thursday at 2:30 p.m., with Dr. Elmer Page, pastor of the First Baptist church, here, conducting the rites.

Mrs. Bowis was born at Troup in 1879, and moved from there to Kerens in 1916. She had lived here ever since.

A member of the First Baptist church, Mrs. Bowis was the mother of eight children, four of whom have died.

Survivors include the husband of Kerens; four daughters, Mrs. Chester Kyser, Kerens; Mrs. Vera Harper and Mrs. Marvin McClung, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Pauline Norman of Denver, Colo.; Pauline Norman of Denver, Colo.; three brothers, Jim Glastie, Ed Glastie and Newman Glastie, all of Troup; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Brown, also of Troup, and six grandchildren.

Burial services were conducted at the Kerens cemetery.

Pallbearers were Stanford Cunningham, Cliff Curington, Mid Tyner, Ernest Gray, L. R. Carroll and Ben Miller.

Stockton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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William Brook Smith
Dec 17, 1903 - Jun 23, 1948

WM. BROOKE SMITH DIES SUDDENLY AT KERENS WEDNESDAY

KERENS, June 23—(AP)—William Brook Smith, 44, life-long resident of Kerens, died suddenly at 4:15 a. m. Wednesday.

He was a farmer and a member of the Presbyterian church.

Arrangements for the funeral, under direction of Stockton Funeral home, were incomplete, pending arrival of relatives. Burial will be at Kerens cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Dorothy Smith and mother, Mrs. E. J. Smith, both of Kerens; a brother, Wayne Foster Smith of Trinidad; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Norton, Kerens, and Mrs. Mark L. Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., two nieces and three nephews.

Notes:



WM. BROOK SMITH FUNERAL SLATED LATE THURSDAY

Funeral services for William Brook Smith, 44, life-long Kerens resident, who died suddenly early Wednesday morning, will be held Thursday afternoon at 6 o’clock from the Stockton Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Johnny Dany, Richardson Presbyterian minister, formerly of Kerens, and Rev. C. Pippin, pastor of the First Presbyterian church Kerens, of which Smith was a member.

Surviving are his wife, mother, Mrs. E. J. Smith, both of Kerens; a brother, Wayne Foster Smith, Trinidad; two sisters, Mrs. Jim Norton, Kerens, and Mrs. Mark L. Hill, Philadelphia, Pa., and other relatives.

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Maida Lynn (Holloway) Bryson
Dec 21, 1951 - Feb 27, 2014

Maida Lynn Holloway Bryson, 62, of Longbranch, Texas, passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 in her home after a two and one-half year battle with cancer. She was born on Dec. 21, 1951 to Mooney and Sug Holloway.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014 at Paschal Funeral Home.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Kerens First Baptist Church with Rev. Kathy Collier and Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in the Kerens cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mark Dixon, Ricky Grigsby, Chad McNeely, Matt Madden, R. D. Whitner and Brent Holloway. Honorary pallbearers are Billy Green, Tony Watson, Michael Berryhill, Scott Feagin, Pete Waldrip, Chuck Ratley and Danny Matthews.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Bryson; parents, Mooney and Sug Holloway; son, Billy “Tooter” Tramel and wife Kim; step-daughters, Rene Madden and husband Matt, Bobbie Bryson; granddaughter, Kendall Tramel; step-granddaughters, Brittany and Courtney Madden; brothers, Paul Holloway, Ricky Holloway and wife Ann; sister-in-law, Peggy Holloway; a number of nieces, nephews relatives and friends.

Her spirited personality will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Notes:
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 28, 2014
  • w/o Robert Bryson; d/o Mooney Holloway & Sug Holloway
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Family Search shows parents as Newt Lynn Holloway and Deloyce Marie (Ware) Holloway

Jerry Martin Bruton
Dec 2, 1933 - Feb 27, 2014

Jerry Martin Bruton, 80, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014.

Jerry was born Dec. 2, 1933 in Corsicana, to Harry and Katherine Bruton.

He was a member of Westside Baptist Church serving as deacon for 15 years. He loved his church family and enjoyed singing in the choir and greeting everyone as they came in the door. He also loved sports and enjoyed playing volleyball. Watching westerns with Gene Autry was one of his favorite pastimes. He was a server of the community for over 50 years working at the family full-service gas station. He became the owner of the station in 1978. He made many friends from his business and had people from Houston drive here for him to work on their cars. Above all else he loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family and took great pleasure in bragging on his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Katherine Archer Bruton.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Joyce Bruton of Corsicana; children, Cindy and Micah Jones of Nashville, Tenn., Marty Bruton of Corsicana, Scott and Melissa Bruton of Needville, Christi and David Biggs of Purdon, Reta Bruton of Malakoff, Paula Bruton of Corsicana, Chris Sadoski of Missouri City, Brenda Thomas of Corsicana, and Mary Motsenbocker of McKinney. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jason Eaves, Jeremy Bruton, Jennifer and Chris Rowe, Jessica and Caleb Vaughn, Andrew Bruton, Matt Bruton, Jordan and Chris Fox, Kelsea Bruton, Kendall Bruton, Christian Thornton, Landon Biggs; and great-grandchildren, Trenton and Ryan Bruton, Kendra and CJ Fox, Alyssa and Alivia Rowe, and Daniel Vaughn; as well as sister, Judy Bruton Hogue of Rockwall.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Jeremy Bruton, Jason Eaves, Andrew Bruton, Matt Bruton, Cody Johnston, Caleb Vaughn, Tommy Oliphant, Christian Thornton, Landon Biggs. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Cook, Buddy Withrow, Hubert Hoffman, Dickie Miller, Coleman Chew.

Memorials may be made to Westside Baptist Church Fund 1522 N. 24th St.
Corsicana, Texas 75110.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Arthur Miller Rea, Jr. S-Sgt.
Mar 31, 1915 - May 8, 1945

REBURIAL RITES FOR S-SGT. REA SLATED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Staff Sergeant Arthur M. Rea, Jr., 30, who died of wounds, May 8, 1945, at Mindanao Island in the Phillipines, are scheduled from the McCammon Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister. Burial will be in the Campbell cemetery. The American Legion will have charge of graveside rites.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Monday afternoon at 6:10 o’clock over the Burlington Rock Island Lines.

Reared at Drane and graduate of the Bryan school, Sgt. Rea entered the armed forces, March 3, 1941, and trained at Camp Roberts, Calif. He was with the 24th Victory division at the time of his death.

He served 24 months in Panama, Trinidad and Dutch Gpinana and then was in the States 14 months before being sent to the Pacific areas in September, 1944.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Rea, Kerens; two brothers, L. B. Rea, Kerens, and D. C. Rea, Eunice, N. M.; two nieces, two nephews and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be C. D. Dixon, Dell Jones, Vernon Harwell, Bill Bacon, Billy Draper and Melville Samuels.

Oliver E. Parsons and Moulton Dixon will be buglers.

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James Gibson “Jim” Walker
Mar 13, 1875 - Dec 23, 1923

PROMINENT FARMER KERENS COMMUNITY DIED SUDDENLY

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Dec. 24.—J. G. Walker, age 48 years, prominent farmer, died suddenly at his home about 3 miles northwest of this city at 3 o’clock Sunday morning. His death was supposed to have resulted from heart trouble as he was in apparently the best of health and was in Corsicana Saturday afternoon to meet an uncle, J. T. Walker from Colorado.

His wife was awakened by his struggling but he never regained consciousness, or spoke a word.

He is survived by his wife and six children, Miss Mary, Owen, Nina, Howard, Joe and Frank; two sisters, Mrs. Odie Burke of Corsicana and Mrs. Tom Brookshire of Lufkin, and two brothers, Ike Walker and G. A. Walker of this city. He was a son-in-law of Pat Garvin, of the Phillips Chapel community.

Funeral services were held at the home at 12:30 and burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery at 2 o’clock.

He was living on the place on which he was born, his father, Aleck Walker, being one of the pioneers of this section of the county. The deceased has lived in this section all his life and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He was a prominent farmer and stockman.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 24, 1923
  • h/o Margaret Jane “Maggie” (Garvin) Walker buried at Calvary Cemetery, Corsicana, Tx. married May 14, 1902 s/o Alexander M. “Alex” Walker and Amanda Mariah “Mandy” (Gibson) Walker
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Ella Eudora (Kyser) Jennings-Finly
Dec 3, 1872 - Feb 9, 1947

RITES HELD MONDAY MRS. ELLA K. FINLEY; BURIAL IN KERENS

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Kyser Finley, aged 74 years, of Kerens, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday afternoon, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Kerens. The rites were conducted by Dr. Elmer Page, pastor, assisted by Rev. C. Pippen and Rev. Sprinkle. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Mrs. Finley, who was before her marriage was Miss Ella Eudora Kyser, was born in Snowhill, Ala., in 1873, but moved to Navarro county when a young girl and resided in the Kerens community the remainder of her life.

In 1889 she was married to Lamar Jennings. To this union six children were born all of whom preceded their mother in death. Mr. Jennings died in 1903 and later she was married to the late John Finley who died 18 years ago.

Mrs. Finley was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors are two brothers, Curry and Henry Kyser of San Benito; three grandchildren, Mrs. Felda Johnson, Kerens; Harry Townsend, Rock Island, and Mrs. Henry McCrea, Dallas, a step-daughter, Mrs. Fred Sharrer, San Benito; four great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Stockton’s Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 12, 1947
  • (List has wrong maiden name it is Kyser)(Not sure of spelling of Finly-It is spelled Finley other places)
  • 1st husband Lamar Jennings married 1903 2nd husband John Finly married Dec. 22, 1908 buried at Bazette cemetery d/o George Kyser and Nancy Ann (Albritton) Kyser
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Minor Reed Albritton
Dec 30, 1884 - Jan 8, 1948

MINOR R. ALBRITTON FUNERAL SERVICES AT KERENS FRIDAY

KERENS, Jan. 8—(Spl)—Minor R. Albritton, 63-year-old longtime resident of Kerens, died at his home here Thursday morning following a long illness. Funeral services will be held at the Methodist church Friday at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. R. M. Burton, pastor officiating.

Albritton was born near Miles, Texas, but lived here most of his life. He was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Beatrice Westbrook Albritton; five sons, William of Waco; Kelly of Minden, La.; Gayle, Minden, La.; Reed of Bryan; Private First Class Posey Albritton of Shaw Field, S. C.; one half-sister, Mrs. Wilson Fielder of Ching Chow, China; and three grand children.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be Charles Reese, Herman Hall, John Arnett, Hugh Barlow, Earl Seale and Josh Speed.

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Adron Royce Simmons
Jun 20, 1923 - 1948

SATURDAY RITES FOR A. R. SIMMONS, KILLED IN MEXICO

Funeral services for Adron Royce Simmons, 24, fatally shot last week in Mexico, were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Graduate of Kerens High school, Simmons had been employed by the Geophysical Service, Inc., in Mexico the past three years. He visited relatives here Christmas.

The body was flown to Love Field, Dallas, from Mexico City, after Mexican authorities had conducted an investigation into the trouble that occurred near Vera Cruz.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Simmons, Powell; two brothers, Bernard Simmons, Andrews, and Raymond Simmons, Ballinger; two sisters, Mrs. Mary E. Gotcher, Andrews, and Miss Ollie Pearl Simmons, Powell.

Pallbearers were Haywood Howell, Billy Parker, Ernest Gotcher, Reuben Red, Walter Williams and Gray Cook.

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Alvin Lee “Buck” Simmons
Feb 8, 1895 - Mar 5, 1959

Buck Simmons Dies Thursday

A. L. (Buck) Simmons, 64, native of Navarro county, died in Memorial Hospital Thursday. He had resided at 703 West First avenue for the past seven years.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Chris Atterbury, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, J. B. Simmons, Fort Worth; R. L. Simmons, Dallas; Raymond and Erwin Hayes, both of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. J. E. Gotcher, Guymon, Okla.; Mrs. T. G. Edelman, Dallas; Vivian and Nadine Hayes, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Misses Edith, Ollie and Pearl Simmons, all of Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Price, Cecil Andrews, N. M. Rhea, Buddy Cotton, Roy Johnston, Lonnie Coker, Aubrey Hines and Bud Jones.

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Nathan Wolens
1881 - Jan 8, 1948

NATHAN WOLENS FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY MORNING

Nathan Wolens, aged 67 years, manager of the K. Wolens department store in Waxahachie, died in Baylor hospital, Dallas, early Thursday morning. Surviving are his wife, Waxahachie; two sons, Melvin Wolens, Chicago, and Cyril Wolens, Santa Fe, N.M.; a daughter, Mrs. Bernard Byers, Waxahachie; three brothers, K. Wolens, Corsicana; Al Wolens, Fort Worth, and Jack Wolens, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. M. D. Maremont and Mrs. Nathan Sider, both of Chicago, and a number of other relatives.

The family requests that no flowers be sent.

Funeral services are scheduled Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rabbi Harry Shapiro, Agudas Achim congregation.

Notes:

 

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR NATHAN WOLENS HELD HERE FRIDAY

Funeral services for Nathan Wolens, aged 67 years, of Waxahachie, who died in Baylor Hospital, Dallas, Thursday morning, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Agudas Achim Congregation. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

Wolens had suffered a series of heart attacks after going to the hospital for a check-up Dec. 28.

He went to Waxahachie as manager of the K. Wolens Department Store in 1935 from Chicago.

Surviving are his wife of Waxahachie; two sons, Melvin Wolens, Chicago, and Cyril Wolens, Santa Fe, N. M.; a daughter, Mrs. Benard Byers, Waxahachie; three brothers, K. Wolens, Corsicana; Al Wolens, Fort Worth, and Jack Wolens, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. M. D. Maremont and Mrs. Nathan Sider, both of Chicago, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis Wolens, Max Rosenblum, Dean Milkes, Morris Levy, Harold Dreyfus and Benard Henry.

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Cyril Wolens
Mar 1, 1914 - Sep 12, 1970

Cyril Wolens Dies Saturday

Mr. Cyril Wolens, 56, of Dallas and a former resident of Corsicana, died Saturday morning at the Dallas Presbyterian Hospital.

Services include his wife, Elaine Wolens of Dallas; a son Mickey Wolens of Houston; his mother, Mrs. Nathan Wolens of Dallas; a brother, Melvin Wolens of Chicago; a sister, Phyllis Byers of Waxahachie and other relatives.

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Leoni (Levy) Schneider
Oct 15, 1879 - Mar 19, 1948

Sister Of Local Resident Dies

Mrs. Mark Schneider, aged 70 years, long-time resident of Waxahachie, died at her home Friday morning at 11 o’clock after an extended illness, according to information received here.

Funeral services are planned at 2 p.m. Sunday at Waxahachie, with interment in the Hebrew cemetery here.

Surviving are her husband of Waxahachie; two sisters, Mrs. I. N. Cerf, Corsicana, and Mrs. Barna Goldberg, Waco; three brothers, Wallie B. Levy, Corsicana; Lexie C. Levy, Waco, and Maurice Levy, Waxahachie, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Alexander L. "Lexie" Levy
Sep 25, 1882 - Feb 19. 1957

Thursday Rites For A. L. Levy

Graveside services for A. L. (Lexie) Levy, 74, Corsicana, native, who died in Waco late Tuesday, were held Thursday at 12 noon at the Hebrew cemetery here. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Charles A. Lesser. A service was held in Waco at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Levy was connected with the Goldstein and Migel company in Waco for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Waco; a son, Morton P. Levy, Bastrop, La.; two grandchildren, two brothers, M. C. Levy, Waxahachie and W. B. Levy, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. B. R. Goldberg, Waco, and other relatives.

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Josephine (Levy) Goldberg
Aug 12, 1887 - Dec 21, 1964

Mrs. Goldberg Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. B. R. Goldberg, Waco, who died Monday afternoon in a Waco hospital, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Wilkirson and Hatch chapel in Waco with burial in the Hebrew cemetery here. Rabbi Mordecai Podet, conducted the services.

Native of Jefferson, Mrs. Goldberg was reared and educated in Corsicana and was married in Dallas in 1911. Mr. and Mrs. Goldberg have resided in Waco for many years and he has been in the real estate business there since 1921.

Surviving are her husband and a son, L. C. Goldberg, both of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Cyril S. (Ida) Adams, Houston; a brother, W. B. Levy, Corsicana; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives, including a nephew, James Cerf, Corsicana.

McCammon Funeral Home directed local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 23, 1964
  • w/o Barner Roy Goldberg married Jan. 8, 1911 buried in Hebrew Rest Cemetery, Waco, Texas d/o Uriah P. Levy and Sophia (Cerf) Levy
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

David Earl Sanders
1963 - Mar 1963

Hold Services Saunders Child
Graveside services for David Earl Saunders, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Sanders, who died in Memorial Hospital Thursday morning, were held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.
Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Bobbie Boyte, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Furman Thompson, Tenaha, Corley directed.

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Arthur Dunn
Feb 28, 1884 - Apr 12, 1966

Arthur Dunn

Rites for Arthur Dunn, 82, retired Magnolia employe who died Tuesday night in Memorial Hospital, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Rev. Gene Tone, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church, of which Dunn was a charter member and deacon, conducted. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Dunn, who lived at 604 East Eleventh avenue, was a native of Arkansas, and lived in Corsicana 66 years.

He is survived by his wife of Corsicana; a son, Loyd Dunn, Corsicana; a brother, Charlie Dunn, Texarkana, Ark.; five grandchildren, Roy Dunn, Lubbock; Bobby Dunn, Lake Jackson, and Mrs. Barbara Bruce, Corsicana, all reared in the home of their grandparents; Linda and Phyllis Dunn, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Sims, P. P. McKinney, Johnnie Arnett, Frank Arnett, Travis Arnett and Charles Arnett.

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Frankie (Green) Dunn
Sep 7, 1892 - May 5, 1977

Mrs. Dunn

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Arthur (Frankie) Dunn, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Twilight Home.

The Rev. Mickey Loftis and the Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of Texas, lived in Corsicana 65 years, and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.

Survivors include a grandson, Roy Wayne Dunn of Lubbock; three granddaughters, Mrs. Barbara Bruce, Mrs. Linda Tate, and Mrs. Phyliss Dunn all of Corsicana; 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and three sons, Charlie Lee Dunn, Arthur Phillip Dunn, and Loyd Dunn.

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Charles Lee Dunn
Dec 12, 1912 - Feb 25, 1937

CHARLES LEE DUNN DIED LATE THURSDAY BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Charles Lee Dunn, aged 24, employee of the American Well & Prospecting Company, 604 East Eleventh avenue, died Thursday night at 7 o’clock. The funeral rites were held Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Calvary Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pallbearers were Wilmot Curtis, John Kessinger, Jonnie Arnett, J. D. Williams, Roland Pollard and Calvin Barron.

Mr. Dunn had been an active member of the Calvary Baptist church for the past 10 years.

Surviving are his wife, three children, Roy Wayne, Bobbie Charles and Barbara Ann Dunn; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dunn, and two brothers, Phillip and Lloyd Dunn, all of Corsicana.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Annie Elizabeth “Bettie” (Hayes) Blankinship
Sep. 25, 1888 - Apr. 2, 1973

Mrs. Blankenship

Funeral services are set for 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. G. H. (Betty) Blankenship, 84, who died Monday morning at the Twilight Home. The Rev. Austin Steadman will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Randell McCollum.

Mrs. Blankenship was a native of Navarro County and a member of the Petty’s Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Edith Blankenship, and one son, Harold Blankenship, both of Corsicana; two granddaughters, Sandy Blankenship, Grandy, Colo. And Nan Ellen Blankenship, Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be David Wilson, George Scott, Willie Crawford, Elmer Lewis, Willie Rascoe, and J. T. Glasgow. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

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Belle (Wilson) Keith
Sep 7, 1894 - Sep 12, 1976

Mrs. Keith

Services will be 4 p.m Monday at the Griffin Funeral Home chapel for Mrs. Elmer L. (Belle) Keith, 82, resident of Corsicana for 80 years, who died yesterday at her home.

The Rev. Eugene Wood, Westminister Presbyterian Church, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Harold Blankinship of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Wossum and Mrs. Veda Terry, both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, Nan and Sandy Blankinship of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Stewart, Otto Chapman, Robert Cason, David Ralston, Marshall Weems, and Neil Crawford.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Stevenson, Jerry Roe, Howard Allen, Hoyte Moore, and Jimmy McCammon.

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Viola Marsalene (Ezell) Wilson
Jun 8, 1872 - Oct 8, 1959

Friday Rites For Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Viola Ezell Wilson, 87, died Thursday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Elmer Keith.

Funeral services were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Native of Clark county, Miss., she was married to the late Liss Wilson in Corsicana in 1890.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Keith, Mrs. J. Hugh Terry and Mrs. Everett Wassom. All of Corsicana; a son, Ed Wilson, Corsicana; 20 grandchildren, and 36 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Clyde Wilson, Thomas Wilson, Marion Wilson, Bill Terry, J. E. Terry, Lendon Wilson, Marvin Terry and Jimmy Wilson.

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Charles Henry “Charlie” Hughes
Dec 16, 1876 - Feb 1, 1947

FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD MONDAY FOR RICE RESIDENT

C. H. Hughes, aged 70 years, of Rice, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home in Rice with interment in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church in Corsicana, formerly of Rice.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Lola Hughes, Rice, and Mrs. Ethel Gray, Eureka; three sons, Alvis, Charles and Jesse Hughes, all of Rice; a sister, Mrs. Ida Tingle, Oklahoma; four brothers, P. H. and Edgar Hughes, both of Oklahoma; Tom Hughes, McKinney, and J. B. Hughes, Cameron, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Walter Jackson Akins
1873 - Dec 27, 1948

FORMER RESIDENT DIES ON SUNDAY IN NORTH CAROLINA

W. J. Akins, aged 75 years, Route 2, Ennis, a former resident of the Rice community, died Sunday while visiting a son in North Carolina.

The funeral will be held at Rice where interment will be made but the time for the rites had not been determined Monday.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - December 17, 1948
  • h/o Nancy Elizabeth “Nannie” (Curry) Akins s/o Walter J. Akins assumed s/o William M. Akins and Georgia Ann (Parker) Akins
  • Submitted by Diane Richards



WALTER J. AKINS FUNERAL RITES HELD ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for Walter J. Akins, 75, Route 2, Ennis, who died Sunday night in North Carolina, were held Friday afternoon 2:30 o’clock at the Rice cemetery where interment was made. The services were conducted by Rev. Calhoun, Baptist minister.

Surviving are two sons, R. W. Akins, Asheville, N.C., and J. E. Akins, Rice; two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Richardson, Dallas, and Mrs. O. V. Hill, Seattle, Wash.; two brothers, William Akins, Hillsboro, and Robert Akins, Point Isabel; and four grandchildren.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Margaret Catherine (Mahaley) Lusk
Jul 15, 1869 - Jan 19, 1948

Mrs. M. M. Lusk Is Buried At Rice

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Mahaley Lusk, 78, who died at her home in Ennis Sunday afternoon, were held Monday morning at Ennis with interment in Rice cemetery. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Surviving are seven children, 18 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, three brothers and other relatives. Two brothers, J. T. and Bob Mahaley, reside at Rice.

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Virginia “Jennie” (Carroll) Crowley
Dec 10, 1870 - Jul 5, 1948

MRS. W. J. CROWLEY SERVICES TUESDAY; BURIAL AT RICE

Funeral services for Mrs. W. J. Crowley, 70, long-time Navarro county resident, who died Monday morning, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are five sons, I. M. Crowley, Borger; L. B. Crowley, Houston; Sam Crowley, Kerens; Claude Crowley, Corsicana, and Carl Crowley, Grand Prairie; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Ledy Francis Cordelia (Fuqua) Medlin
Oct 6, 1871 - Apr 30, 1948

MRS. F. L. MEDLIN FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY 3 P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. F. L. Medlin, aged 76 years, who died at Bay City early Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Rice Baptist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Griffin. Mrs. Medlin formerly resided at Rice.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Etheridge E. Payne, Corsicana; Mrs. Maude Spurgeon, Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Flossie McDonald, Dallas; Mrs. Delia Spurgeon, Loveland, and Mrs. Melba Tilley, Lone Wolf, Okla.; three sons, W. M. Medlin, Bay City; C. B. and Aubrey Medlin, both of Dallas; 39 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Marilda A. “Rilla” (Wood) Harrison
Jun 29, 1874 - May 20, 1947

RITES THURSDAY FOR MRS. HARRISON; BURIAL AT PURDON

Mrs. Rilla Harrison, aged 73, died at 9 a.m. Tuesdasy in the home of her sister, Mrs. J. J. Milton, 1738 West Seventh avenue, after several weeks illness.

Wife of the late R. H. Harrison, Purdon, she had been a member of the Methodist church since early childhood and active in the church in that community.

Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Wolfe Funeral Home of Dawson assisting. Interment will be in Younger cemetery at Purdon.

Survivors are a son, Quinn Harrison, Purdon; a daughter, Mrs. R. H. Collie, Houston; a sister, Mrs. J. J. Milton, Corsicana; two brothers, W. A. Wood, Purdon, and Henry Wood, Houston; three grandchildren and one great grandchild and a number of other relatives. A son, Samuel Henry Harrison, died in infancy.

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James Edward “Jim” Davis
Dec 22, 1871 - Nov 1, 1947

JAMES E. DAVIS FUNERAL HELD AT PURDON ON MONDAY

Funeral services for James E. Davis, 75, who died at his home in the Purdon community Saturday morning, were held from the Baptist church at Purdon Monday noon. Burial was in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. White.

Native of Georgia, he had resided at Purdon the past 33 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mary Tickle and Mrs. Jim Howard, both of Purdon, and Mrs. Annie Smith, Chattanooga, Tenn.; two sons, Lee Davis, Petty, and Morgan Davis, Purdon; a sister, Mrs. Sallie McClure, Chattanooga, Tenn., and eight grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Elton Skinner, Albert Moseley, Clarence Putman, Howe French, Carl Gathright and Clyde Boldin.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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William Forrest Penn
Apr 4, 1862 - Sep 27, 1947

WILLIAM F. PENN FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

William F. Penn, aged 85 years, former resident of the Emhouse community, died in San Antonio Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Dan Sharpley, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, of San Antonio; three sons, W. E. Penn, Emhouse; H. L. Penn, San Francisco, and L. C. Penn, San Antonio; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Kuentz, Mrs. Hazel Hill and Mrs. Leora Tallmon, all of San Antonio; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Agnes Underwood, Austin, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 29, 1947
  • h/o Hannah Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Chase) Penn buried in Mission Burial Park cemetery, San Antonio, Tx; s/o James H. “Jim” Penn & Frances Parmelia (Garretson) Penn
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William Sherman "Bill" North
Jun 11, 1871 - Feb 1, 1947

WILLIAM S. NORTH FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD SUNDAY

William S. North, aged 75 years, died Saturday afternoon at his home in Purdon. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Baptist church at Purdon. Burial was in the Younger cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Fisher.

Surviving are six sons, Ed, John, Paul and Fred North, all of Dallas; Jack North, Tyler, and Alonzo North, Purdon; two daughters, Mrs. B. B. Love, San Antonio, and Mrs. George Osteen, Purdon; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Mundon, Marshall, and 17 grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Griffin, Will Griffin, Cleve Gilley, Louis Owen, Albert Moseley and Luther Hodges.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Alice Jane (DeWitt) Rea
Jul 22, 1866 - Aug 15, 1947

RITES ARE PLANNED FOR MRS. T. J. REA ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. T. J. Rea, aged 81 years, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Garland Kent, 1454 West Third avenue, early Friday morning.

Native of Alabama, Mrs. Rea had resided in and near Corsicana most of her life.

Surviving are six children, Jack Rea, Mrs. Kent and Mrs. L. W. Keathley, all of Corsicana; T. S. Rea, Kilgore; A. M. Rea, Kerens, and Mrs. C. B. Jordan, Corpus Christi; two brothers, Ernest DeWitt, Dallas, and Wilmer DeWitt, Lubbock; 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Dresden cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. H. Vaughn, Baptist minister.

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Jack Tatum
May 24, 1936 - Feb 12, 2014

Jack Tatum, resident of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb.
12, 2014 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 77. He was born Sunday, May 24, 1936 to Henry and Bess Tatum in Gainsville. He was a member of North Beaton Church of Christ where he served any way he could with prayer and a glad heart.

Jack loved people and to see people smile and he always had a joke for whoever was around him.

Jack grew up playing football from fourth grade through high school, and then three years of service football for the United States Army in France. After his playing days were over he coached little league baseball and then refereed high school football with the Texas Referee Association. He enjoyed watching Navarro College baseball, football and basketball. He and Annett enjoyed going to the Big 12 baseball tournament in Oklahoma City.

Jack and Annett came to Corsicana in 1985 and he began his career with the I.O.O.F. as Grand Secretary for the state of Texas. During that time he served as a representative to the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the world serving on the finance committee for a number of years, he retired in
2005 as the Grand Secretary Emeritus. He also served on several committees for Corsicana Chamber of Commerce.

He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Maggie Akard, Ruth Aldridge and Betty Johnson; brothers, Ed Tatum and Bob Tatum.

He is survived by his wife Annett Tatum; mother-in-law, Burney Henry; aunt, Betty Jean Hall; nephews, Webb Tatum and wife Carol, Donnie Aldridge, Earl Wayne Aldridge and wife Carol and one niece, Elaine Aldridge.

Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Orbison officiating.

I.O.O.F graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. at Fairview Cemetery, Gainsville. Honorary Pallbearers will be I.O.O.F. of Texas.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to North Beaton Church of Christ 2725 North Beaton Corsicana, TX 75110 or The I.O.O.F. Visual Assistance Committee Grand Lodge of Texas 3440 W. 2nd Ave Corsicana, Texas 75110

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Willie B. Thomas
abt 1956 - Feb 22, 2014

Willie B. Thomas, 57, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel Church with Pastor Harold L. Evans Sr. officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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David Dawson Jr.
May 8, 1976 - Jan 9, 2014

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Notes:

  • Son of David Dawson Sr.; brother of Tina Mahmood & Robert Varnon; Born May 8, 1976 in Dallas, TX and Died January 9, 2014. Burial at Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

Bobby Joe Territo
Oct 25, 1936 - Apr 1, 1948

BOBBY JOE TERRITO FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY 2 P.M.

Funeral services for Bobbie Joe Territo, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Territo, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday afternoon following a several days illness, were held on Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. The rites were conducted by Rev. Claude A. Guild, minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his parents, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Englis and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Phinny, all of Corsicana; and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Moore, Miss Robbie Love English, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Deavers and Mr. and Mrs. V. L. Phelps, all of Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walton, Ft. Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Valentine, Dallas, uncles and aunts.

Pallbearers were Joe Farmer, L. A. Vaughn, Jr., Avery Jackson, Jack Stroube, Sneed Hamilton and James Bullington.

Griffin Funeral Home directed.

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BOBBIE JOE TERRITO FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY

Bobbie Joe Territo, aged 11 years, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday afternoon at 3:20 o’clock, following a several days’ illness.

Funeral services are scheduled Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude A. Guild, minister of the church.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Territo; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. English and Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Phinny and Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Moore and Miss Robbie Love English, uncle and aunts, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Farmer, L. A. Vaughn, Jr., Avery Jackson, Jack Stroube, Sneed Hamilton and James Bullington.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Bobbie J. Territo Park Is Name Of Athletic Field

Bobbie Joe Territo Park is the official name of the new softball and baseball park on West Thirteenth avenue.

Officials of the Corsicana Softball Association made the designation Monday honoring the boy whose death last week saddened the entire community. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Territo.

The lad was an ardent softball enthusiast and seldom missed a game at the old park on the Corsicana high school campus.

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BOBBY TERRITO PARK IS FORMALLY DEDICATED MONDAY EVENING

Territo Park was formally dedicated Monday night before a large throng of interested fans…..A softball game was an added feature.

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John Chambliss “Sonny” Mays, Capt.
Nov 18, 1913 - Nov 3, 1949

Capt. John Mays Listed As Dead By Air Force

Capt. John C. “Sonny” Mays, 35, U. S. Air Force, w3as one of 11 men fatally injured Thursday when a weather observation B-29 plane crashed into the sea near Bermuda, according to an Associated Press dispatch Monday.

Mrs. John R. Mays of Corsicana, mother of the officer, was advised Friday in a telegram from the Air Force that her son was missing.

Efforts to contact the officers’ wife in Bermuda Sunday by the mother were futile, but a major said little hope was held of finding Mays alive.

Mrs. Mays was advised by her son in a letter a few days ago he going to Europe soon, and Miss Rosemary Mays, a sister, said Monday that the family believes the wife, a former resident of Montreal, Canada, was en route to Canada from Bermuda and there is a possibility she has not learned about her husband being aboard the crashed plane. Capt. Mays and his wife were married last March 12.

During World War 11, Mays won the Distinguished Flying Cross for what Gen. George Kenney called “Lone, unescorted reconnaissance missions” over Lae and other Japanese strongholds. He has been in the air force nine years.

Capt. Mays graduated from Corsicana High school and attended Hillsboro Junior College and East Texas State College at Commerce.

Survivors are his wife, Bermuda, mother and sister, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Miss Mays said that definite funeral plans would await information from the U. S. Air Force and the wife.

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Judge Augustus Pace “Gus” Mays
Nov 22, 1894 - Jul 18, 1974

Judge Mays Dies

Retired District Judge A. P. Mays, 79, Retreat, died early Thursday after a lengthy illness.

Funeral rites will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at St. John’s Episcopal Church with the rector, the Rev. James Sigler, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery under direction of Corley Funeral Home.

The retired jurist was lauded as one of Navarro County’s and the state’s outstanding lawyers and judges on Law Day, May 1, by the Navarro County Bar Association which presented a framed portrait to be hung in 13th District Courtroom as a beginning of a gallery of distinguished judges who have served that bench.

Born here Nov. 22, 1894, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Mays, he graduated from Corsicana High School and served in the first officers camp in Texas at the outbreak of World War 1. He served overseas as a captain in the Army and was decorated by both the French and American governments for his military service, receiving among others the French Legion of Honor medal.

Following military service in the war, he went to the University of Texas where he received his law degree in 1922. On returning home to Corsicana, he was elected county judge serving eight years in that office. After his service on the county court bench he was associated with his father in the practice of law as the firm of Richard and A. P. Mays until elected 13rh District Court judge in 1944. He served as district judge until 1958 when he formed a law partnership with Julius Jacobs, later to become, Mays, Jacobs and Pevehouse. He continued this association until ill health prevented his going to his office.

While at the University of Texas Judge Mays played on the Longhorn baseball team receiving his “T” letter in that sport and making him a member of the “T Men’s Association.”

He was a sportsman, rancher and hunting dog fancier.

Judge Mays was a member of the St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Masonic Lodge, American Bar Association, Texas Bar Association and Navarro County Bar Association.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mary Mays of the family home; one sister, Mrs. Bourke Cartright of Terrell; one nephew, Gene Mays of Lamesa; and two nieces, Mrs. William Harvey of Fort Worth and Mrs. Laura Mays Calloway of Kerrville.

Pallbearers will include Julius Jacobs, Don Pevehouse, Rufus Shell, David Ralston, Hoyt Moore, Oliver Albritton, Scott Harvard, and Hop Burleson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 18, 1974
  • WWI Veteran
  • CHS grad.
  • 1st wife William Byron “Billie” (McCaslin) Mays 2nd wife per Texas Marriage record Mary (McCaslin) Mays Jun. 21, 1969 s/o Richard Mays & Theresa (Pace) Mays
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sallie John (Derden) Mays
Jan 1, 1888 - Jun 18, 1962

Mrs. J. R. Mays Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie J. Mays were held at McCammon chapel Tuesday (today) at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Floyd Boulware, pastor of First Methodist church, conducted.

Mrs. Mays, widow of the late John R. Mays, native of Navarro county, died at the Twilight Home Monday morning following an extended illness.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Tom Lynch, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Jennie Coates, Corsicana, and Mrs. Sam Wofford, Austin; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Roark Montgomery, Will Hashop, Paul Miller, Joel C. Trimble, L. A. Majors and Johnny Brown.

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Theresa (Pace) Mays
Jan 12, 1873 - Feb 28, 1933

MRS. THERESA MAYS DIED EARLY TUESDAY FROM HEART ATTACK

NATIVE OF CORSICANA AND LONG PROMINENT IN SOCIAL AND BUSINESS LIFE

Mrs. Theresa Pace Mays, native of Corsicana, died at her home 2019 West Fifth avenue Tuesday morning at 12:45 o’clock with a heart attack. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Mays had resided in Corsicana all of her life and was well-known in social and business circles. She was a daughter of the late Captain and Mrs. S. A. Pace, pioneer settlers in this community.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are two sons, A. P. Mays, Corsicana, and Eugene Mays, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Bourke Cartwright, Terrell; a brother, Homer E. Pace, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Frank King, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Active pallbearers will be Billy Peck, Jr., H. B. McDonald, Jack Roberts, Burle Daviss, J. N. Garritty and Rufus Shell.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Joseph Garvin “Joe” Walker
Apr 5, 1915 - Sep 17, 1947

CORSICANA MAN IS FATALLY INJURED IN HIGHWAY ACCIDENT

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE WALKER SCHEDULED SATURDAY MORNING

Joe Walker, 32, Corsicana, traveling auditor for the REA, was instantly killed in an automobile-truck collision early Wednesday night in Navasota.

John B. Hegg, about 50, Washington, D. C., auditor for the REA in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, companion of Walker, also was killed in the crash. The driver of the truck is in a critical condition.

The car was reported to have been traveling in a northerly direction while the truck was going south at the time of the accident.

Low Amputated.
A man identified by L. Boone, Jr., Navasota city marshal, as H. M. Wyatt, truck driver of San Angelo, suffered the mangling of a leg to such an extent that it was amputated in a Navasota hospital.

The officer said there were no eyewitnesses to the crash he termed head-on, on Highway 6, in the northern section of Navasota Wednesday night about 8:30 o’clock.

The automobile in which the two fatally hurt men were riding was demolished, according to Officer Boone, while the truck became ignited and gravely hurt driver was pulled from his flaming vehicle by rescuers, who rushed to the site of the accident.

Condition Critical.
The officer said that Wyatt was in a critical condition and might not survive.

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

Walker formerly was employed in the local office of the REA and following his return from the armed forces, had been a traveling auditor for some time.

Surviving Walker are his mother, Mrs. J. G. Walker; two sisters, Miss Mary Walker and Mrs. J. P. McClung; two brothers, Howard and Frank Walker, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements and survivors of Hegg were not known here Thursday afternoon.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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JOE WALKER RITES SATURDAY; KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Funeral services for Joe Walker, 32, traveling auditor of the Rural Electrification Administration, who was instantly killed Wednesday night in a truck-auto crash in Navasota, are to be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Saturday morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

A veteran of World War 11, Walker, who was reared in Corsicana, had been connected with the REA before and since his military service. He was auditing the Navasota REA Co-Operative. John B. Hegg, Washington, auditor for the REA in Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, who was with Walker at the time of the crash, also was killed.

Walker is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. G. Walker; two sisters, Miss Mary Walker, assistant Navarro county auditor, and Mrs. J. P. McClung; two brothers, Howard and Frank Walker, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Jack Redden, Vernon Harwell, Homer Humphries, Alton Justiss, George McPherson and Theo Vanderlaan.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Margaret Jane “Maggie” (Garvin) Walker
Mar 26, 1880 - Sep 12, 1963

Hold Services For Mrs. Walker

Final rites for Mrs. Margaret Walker, 82, 212 North Eighteenth street, who died in Navarro Clinic Thursday, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. She was the widow of the late J. G. Walker.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Merkel, pastor. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery.

Mrs. Walker was a native of Navarro county and a long-time Corsicana resident.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Mary Walker and Mrs. W. O. McClung, both of Corsicana; two sons, Howard Walker, Herford, and Frank Walker, Monroe, La.; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Louis Kormos, Alton Justiss, E. C. Flanagan, Johnny Chirafis, L. P. Tilton and Charles Price.

McCammon directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Sep 14, 1963
  • w/o James Gibson “Jim” Walker buried in Prairie Point cemetery, Kerens, TX. married May 14, 1902 d/o Patrick “Pat” Garvin and Mary (Lynch) Garvin
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Bridgett ( LoGuidice) Borsellino
Dec 24, 1886 - Nov 3, 1970

Mrs. Borsellino Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Paul Borsellino, native of Italy and resident of Corsicana the past 25 years, died Tuesday in a Dallas hospital. She had resided in Navarro county since 1911.

Rosary will be resided Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Church with the Rev. A. J. Merkel officiating. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, Frank Borsellino, Corsicana, Joe Borsellino, Dallas, and Charles Borsellino, Waco; three daughters, Mrs. Camille Reaves, Fort Worth, Mrs. Frances Garrett, Midland, and Mrs. Josephine Looney, Texarkana; 13 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; one brother, Joseph LoGuidice, Elizabeth, N. J.; one sister, Mrs. Jowphine Aprile of Ribera, Italy; and a number of nieces and nephews.’

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Virginia Regalado
May 5, 1948 - Dec 14, 1948

Virginia Regelado Rites On Tuesday

Funeral services for Virginia Regelado, six-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Regelado, 719 North Beaton street, who died in a Fort Worth hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Surviving are the parents, five sisters, all of Corsicana, and a grandfather, Frank Hernandez, Chicago.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Rosa (Polina) Reyes
abt 1896 - Mar 27, 1948

PLAN RITES FOR HOUSTON RESIDENT THURSDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Polino Reyes, aged 52, who died in Houston Sunday, will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday morning at 9 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery.

Surviving are her husband Marcus Reyes; two sons, Joe Reyes, Houston and Frank Reyes, Corsicana; two daughters, Lucy and Victoria, both of Houston; two brothers Bernardo and Urbano Polino, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; and two sisters, Misses Sarah and Natividad Polino.

McCammon Funeral Home directs.

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Genaro Dominguez
Nov 11, 1873 - May 26, 1948

Rites Friday For Genaro Dominguez

Funeral services for Genaro Dominguez, 74, long-time Corsicana resident who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday morning were held Friday morning at 9 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving is his wife, Annie Dominguez, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Louis S. Szenasi, Mike Szenasi, Pete Szenasi, John Szenasi, Sam Szenasi and Louis Kormos.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Zane Christie
Oct 19, 1948 - Oct 25, 1970

Christie Rites Set Today

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today for Staff Sgt. Zane Christie, 22, who was killed in Vietnam Oct. 21 after serving in the service 18 months.

Rites will be held at the Westside Baptist Church with the Rev. Mel Hardin officiating and interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife Kathy of Corsicana; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Christie of Eureka; a brother, Larry Christie of Eureka; a sister, Mrs. Harry Hollingsworth of Cole City, Ill; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Garvin of Blooming Grove.

Pallbearers will be the honor guard from Ft. Wolters.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lawrence Johnson, Lynn Bottoms, Gene Horn, Gary Sheppard, Terry Scruggs, Robbie Poteet, Charles Michaels and Johnny Baker.

Corley Funeral Home will direct services.

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Dora (Haynes) Allen
abt 1946 - Feb 6, 2014

Dora Allen, 67, Corsicana passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 at the Twilight Home. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, feb. 15, 2014 at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Interment will follow at the Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Minnie Joyce (Haynes) Hawkins
July 11, 1951 - Aug 15, 1993

Minnie Joyce Haynes Hawkins, 42, of Corsicana, died Aug. 15, 1993 at her residence. Wake service will be 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Johnson Memorial Church of God in Christ with Elder Charles Washington officiating. Burial will be at the Silent Grove Cemetery in Cheneyboro under the direction of Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Survivors include her husband, O.B. Hawkins of Corsicana; one daughter, Kendra Haynes of Corsicana; one son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Tena Haynes of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; her mother, Mattie Haynes of Corsicana; one brother, Wilmer Haynes Jr. of Ennis; and one sister, Dora Allen of Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Donald Anderson, Brent Anderson, Michael Thomas, Curtis Randle, Michael Williams and Perry Littleton.

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Jeanene Leach
May 7, 1947 - Aug 7, 1950
 

Buried at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery




 


Sophia Ann (Mindek) Baum
Oct. 12, 1861 - May 16, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. SOPHIA BAUM FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Sophia Baum, 83, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday night were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon chapel. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Harmon, minister of the First Christian church.

A native of New Orleans, La., Mrs. Baum was married to the late I. Baum of Corsicana in 1881, and moved to the family home here soon thereafter and resided in the same house for 64 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Carrie Browning, San Francisco, Calif.; two sons, John A. Baum, Philadelphia, Pa., and George F. Baum, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Priscilla B. Springer, Corsicana; Mrs. Isa B. Sawtelle, Houston, and George F. Baum, Jr., Corsicana, and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. N. Edens, Tom Hickey, Dr. A. B. Horn, C. S. Stroud, G. C. (Jake) Hudson, B. L. Sanders, Edward French Hearn, J. N. Garitty and Bureligh L. Butler.

The Big Four Shoe Store was closed Thursday and Friday.

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Abe Grossman
Jul 25, 1874 - Dec 2, 1946

ABE GROSSMAN DIED OF HEART ATTACK IN DALLAS MONDAY

Abe Grossman, aged 72, died with a heart attack in the Union Station, Dallas, Monday night. Grossman was in Dallas on a visit.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel here Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbis Ernest Grey and Joseph Shapiro of the local synagogues.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Sam B. Brooks and Mrs. J. N. Spier, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jake Rosenberg, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Sydney Marks, Gabe Goldberg, Melville Samuels, Jay Silverberg, Max Wolens and M. B. Golden.

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Lula (Garrison) Mahaley
Oct 8, 1876 - Mar 1, 1946

SUNDAY FUNERAL IS HELD FOR MRS. J. T. MAHALEY, RICE

Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. Mahaley, aged 68, of Rice, who died at the Navarro clinic Friday afternoon, were held from the Rice Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Yoes, pastor of the church. She had sustained a broken leg several days before her death.

Surviving are her husband of Rice, a brother, Ed Garrison, Parington; a sister, Mrs. J. Ella Barnhill, Denison; two grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. B. South, A. C. Hervey, Joe B. Bradley, J. T. Bradley, A. R. Jackson and T. D. Queen.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Mar 4, 1946
  • w/o Joseph Thomas Mahaley d/o Ed Garrison per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Joseph Thomas Mahaley
Aug 01, 1876 - Apr 08, 1960

J. T. Mahaley Rites Saturday

Funeral services for J. T. Mahaley, 84, retired farmer and vice president of the First State Bank of Rice, were to be held from the First Baptist church in Rice at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Mahaley died at his home in Rice Friday morning.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. H. O. Abbott, pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church. Burial was to be in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Cummins and Mrs. Nora Daniels; and a son, Dow Mahaley, all of Rice; two brothers, John Mahaley, Wichita Falls, and G. R. Mahaley, Rice; and several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be James Cummins, Richard Cummins, Ronnie Mahaley, Billy Mahaley, Don Mahaley, and J. K. Bradley, grandsons and nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were to be officers and directors of the First State Bank at Rice and friends of the family.

McCammon will direct.

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Dewey Mahaley
June 13, 1900 - Jan 18, 1954

Dewey Mahaley Expires Monday

Dewey Mahaley, 63, life-long resident of Rice, died in the Navarro Clinic Monday at noon.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church in Rice Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

The services will be performed by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor, and Rev. John H. Basham, pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church.


Surviving are his father, J. T. Mahaley; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Cummins and Mrs. Nora Daniels, and a brother, Dow Mahaley, all of Rice, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sloan Wear, Newburn Wear, Barron South, J. K. Bradley, James Cummins and Richard Cummins.

McCammon will direct.

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Dewey Mahaley Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Dewey Mahaley, 53, of Rice, who died in the Navarro Clinic Monday noon, were held from the First Baptist church in Rice Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor, and Rev. John H. Basham, pastor of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his father, J. T. Mahaley; two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Cummins and Mrs. Nora Daniels; a brother, Dow Mahaley all of Rice, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Sloan Wear, Newburn Wear, Barron South, J. K. Bradley, James Cummins and Richard Cummins.

McCammon directed.

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George Robert Mahaley
Feb 28, 1883 - Feb 28, 1962

G. R. Mahaley Rites Friday

Final rites for G. R. Mahaley were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Rice Baptist church with Rev. Jack Bell, Baptist minister from Wortham, and Rev. Claude Gordon, pastor, officiating. Interment was in Rice cemetery.

A native of Navarro county, Mahaley, 79, died on his birthday Wednesday in the Navarro Clinic following an extended illness. He was a retired Rice mail carrier.

Survivors include his widow of Rice; one brother, John Mahaley, Wichita Falls, and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are Ernest Cummins, Clarence Mahaley, Fred Lusk, Kyle Payne, Dow Mahaley and Joe Payne.

McCammon directed.

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William Dow Mahaley
Dec 11, 1912 - Nov 30, 1977

Dow Mahaley

RICE—Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana for Dow Mahaley, 64, resident of Rice, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Randall McCollum and the Rev. J. T. Pittman will officiate with burial following at Rice cemetery.

He was a native and lifelong resident of Rice, a member of the Baptist church and employed by the Soil Conservation Service for many years.

Survivors include his wife of Rice, two sons, Ronnie Mahaley of Amarillo and Danny Mahaley of Ennis; three daughters, Mrs. Linda Bradley of Rice, Mrs. Janice Page of Albany, and Mrs. Joyce Biggar of Blooming Grove, five grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ernest Cummins of Rice and Mrs. Jessie Daniel of Chatfield.

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Dow Mahaley

Pallbearers for the Dow Mahaley services which were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel were to be Oren Gilbert, Henry Swafford, Al Shelton, Floyd Brewer, A. A. (Bud) Owen, and Carroll Barton.

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Joseph Campbell Gelineau, Sr.
Aug 26, 1905 - Dec 7, 1949

Funeral Services For J. C. Gelineau Held On Saturday

Funeral services for Joseph Campbell Gelineau, 44, salesman, 1408 West Third avenue, who died Thursday in a Herne tourist cabin from accidental asphyxiation, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

A native of Illinois, he attended Notre Dame, Princeton and McGill Universities. Prior to moving to Corsicana seven years ago, the family resided in Dallas several years.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Francoise, Madelaine, Joseph, Jr., and Charles Arthur, all of Corsicana; father, C. W. Gelineau, Kankakee, Ill., two brothers, K. C. Gelineau, Oklahoma City, and John A. Gelineau, Tulsa Okla., and a sister, Mrs. W. J. Moser, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Theo Vanderlaan, Donald Borsellino, E. M. Polk, Curtis Keen, Embry Ferguson, George Weinschel, O. L. Albritton and L. A. Johnson, Jr.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Meno Soels
Dec 25, 1883 - Dec 27, 1949

Meno Soels Rites Friday Morning

Funeral services for Meno Soels, aged 66 years, who died at his residence, 721 North Beaton street Tuesday, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

A native of Mexico, Soels had resided her for many years.

No relatives reside here.

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Annie (Levay) Zakinski-Dominguez
Jul 1874 - Jan 8, 1949

ANNIE ZAKINSKI DOMINGUEZ DIES; FUNERAL MONDAY

Mrs. Annie Zakinski Dominguez, 73, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the P. and S. Hospital Saturday morning at 11:30 o’clock following an extended illness.

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

Native of Mohar, Hungary, she came to America at the age of 25 years.

A brother, M. Levay, Somerset, survives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Helen Jean (Bean) Horvath
Oct 8, 1940 - Jan 17, 2014

Helen Jean Horvath, 73, of Richland passed away at Baylor Medical center on Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.

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Helen Jean Horvath, age 73, went to be with our Heavenly Father on January 17, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. . She was born on October 8, 1940 in Navarro County, Texas to Andrew Marshall and Cora Lugg Bean..

Helen was a life long resident of Richland, Texas. She worked for many years for Haggar Slacks as a seamstress. She was a wonderful, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a devoted daughter and sister. She lived with the love of her life, Joe Owen and grandson, Hayden Ferris in Richland.

She joins in heaven her parents, brothers; Allen and Doug Bean and sister; Gladys Ratliff..

She is survived by her six children; William England, Billy England, Jerry Mathis, Kowana Mathis, Marshall Mathis and Cheryl Williams, and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family members and friends. She is also survived by her brother, Leslie Bean and wife, Lavelle of Murchison Texas and sister, Frances of Michigan.

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  • d/o Andrew Marshall Bean & Cora (Lugg) Bean
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Jack W. Kenner
Nov 13, 1920 - Feb 12, 2014

Jack W. Kenner, 93, of Odessa passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014 at the George H. O'Brien Jr. VA Medical Center in Gib Spring. He will lie in state Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 with family visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home in Odessa. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at Hubbard-Kelly Chapel with Lynn Money officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

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