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Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Dosser
Dec 13, 1918 - Mar 2, 2014

Woodrow Wilson “Woody” Dosser, 95, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.

Mr. Dosser was born in Drane, Texas on Dec. 13, 1918 to Santford Taylor and Ora Marshall Dosser. Woody was an avid softball and basketball player as well as track participant. After graduation from Bryan High School, he volunteered for the Army Air Corp and served as a Staff Sargent in the China Burma Theater in India where he provided support for aircrews who flew “over the Hump” in the Himalayan Mountains. After his return home, Woody married the love of his life, Ann Tilton Dosser, in 1946. He worked for Waddell-Connelly Auto Parts in Corsicana and retired in 1986 to gardening, farming, and supporting a wide circle of family and friends.

Woody was a longtime member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church serving as Deacon and Elder.

Woody was preceded in death by his loving wife, Ann Tilton Dosser, in 2000, and brothers Irvin and wife Iness, Tom and wife Catherine, Emmett and wife Margaret, Elton and wife Euda, and Santford Jr.

Woody leaves behind a loving family: son Ronald Dosser and wife Karmen, grandson Andrew Dosser, granddaughter Meredith Dosser, great-grandson Grayson Yarbrough, grandson Scott Lynch, granddaughter Shannon Williams, great -grandson Beau Burleson, and great-granddaughter Isabelle Williams; son Bill Dosser, grandson Patrick Dosser and wife Gina, great-grandsons Aiden and Blake, grandson John Dosser and wife Elizabeth, granddaughter Megan Dosser and grandson Will Dosser; daughter Debbie Jones and husband Stacy and many nieces and nephews.

The family request donations to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Conard Wynn Johnson
July 2, 1935 - Mar 1, 2014

C.W. Johnson went peacefully to be with the Lord Saturday, March 1, 2014. Mr. Johnson was born on July 2, 1935 in Mildred, Texas to Conard and Zulia Johnson.

After graduating from Mildred High School he married his high school sweetheart Mearile Cofield and was married for 50 years. They lived in Corsicana, Lubbock and Clovis, N.M. before they settled down in Arlington where they raised their five children. He retired after 32 years from Vought to his home town of Mildred. He spent his final days in Arlington with his family and under the care of Vitas hospice that helped with the transition from this life to the next.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mearile and son Brian.

He is survived by son Wynn Johnson; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Lynn Bullard, Stacy and Gayle Bean; son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Kim Johnson; daughter-in-law, Karen Johnson; brother and sister-in-law Roy and Pat Johnson and sister and brother-in-law Marybeth and Chester Long; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Keith and Dorothy Weaver; brother-in-law, Mack McElroy and David and Alice Cofield; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, March 3, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Graveside service will be Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Eureka Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Parker
Feb 26, 1920 - Mar 1, 2014

James Parker, 94, of Roane went to be with the Lord Saturday, March 1, 2014. He passed away at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana after a brief illness. Mr Parker was born Feb. 26, 1920 in Novice, Texas. He attended school in Novice and Bronte and graduated from Ozona High School. He served in the Philippines in the U.S. Army - 1st Calvary Division during World War II. He married Martha Moriee Moore in Ozona on Jan. 19, 1946, after which they moved to Roane where he was a rancher.They had been married for 61 years at the time of her death in
2007 and were members of Roane Baptist Church where he served as deacon for many years.

James was preceded in death by his wife Martha Moriee Moore Parker, his parents David F. Parker and Clementena Kellett Parker, a step-mother Jen Louise Parker, two brothers, David A. Parker and J.B. Parker and step-sister Sara Tipton.

Survivors include daughters and son-in-law, Jamie and W. Levon Thigpen of Dallas, Judy and Norton Conner of Kerens; granddaughters and grandsons-in-law, Javon and C.A. “Slim” Durham of Parker, Lana and Jayson Engel of Kerens, JaeAyne and Fred C. Crabtree, Jr. of Forney, and Lindsey Conner of Kerens; great-grandchildren, Tripp, Sarah and Emma Durham of Parker, Tate and Ella Engel of Kerens, and Clare and LeAyne Crabtree of Forney; twin brother, Fred Parker of Stephenville; sister, Clementena Parker Hannah of Washington, D.C.; sister-in-law, Ann Parker of Sachse, numerous nieces, nephews and friends, and Elpidio Armijo, a faithful ranch worker and friend for over 30 years.

Visitation will be Monday, March 3, 2014 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Russell Reed officiating.

Pallbearers will be Buster Atkeisson, Bobby Bain, Phillip Ivie, John Matous, Carroll Moran and Phil Posey.

The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village of Corsicana for their love and care of James since August 2012. They would also like to thank Dr. R. L. Rodriguez and the staff at Hand-in-Hand Hospice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Pablo Guadalupe "Paul" Alonzo
Dec 13, 1955 - Feb 28, 2014

Pablo ‘Paul’ Alonzo, 58, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.
A Rosary begins at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana followed by a Funeral Mass at 11 a.m. with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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Mr. Pablo 'Paul' Guadalupe Alonzo, Sr. age 58, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, February 28, 2014. He was born on December 13, 1955 in Corbet, Texas to Refugio and Agustina Alonzo.

Paul was a handy man and spent most of his life working with his hands and helping fix things for other people. He loved his family with all his heart.

Paul was preceded in death by his father and his only son, Paul, Jr.

He is survived by his daughters; Elena Alonzo and Jennifer Alonzo; grandchildren; Alicia Alonzo, Samuel Alonzo, Ayana Hill, Breyon Hill, Savannah Alonzo, Michael Alonzo, Sr. , Mya Henderson, and Prince Henderson, Jr. Paul is also survived by his great-grandchildren; Sa'Niya Gray, Jonathan Gray, Jr., Jazzlyn Tolliver, Aniareyah Alonzo, Kamire Alonzo and Michael Alonzo,Jr.

The Rosary for Mr. Alonzo is scheduled for 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, March 4,
2014 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana with the Funeral Mass following at 11:30 A.M. with Father Jason Cargo officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

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Cecil Franklin Allen, Sgt.
Oct 18, 1924 - Feb 10, 1944

Reburial Rites Wednesday For Sgt. C. R. Allen

Reburial services for Sgt. Cecil F. Allen, 19, missing in action, Feb. 11, 1944, with U. S. Air Forces, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in the Grape Creek cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. He was a native of Grape Creek.

Pallbearers will be members of the American Legion and Texas National Guard.

Surviving are a daughter, Brenda Allen, Purdon; parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Allen, Sanco, formerly of Navarro county; a brother Bruce Allen, Sanco; and two sisters, Mrs. Billie Dove Allen, Sanco and Mrs. Ray McDonald, Conrie.

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Lennie Dove Allen
Nov 1, 1896 - Mar 19, 1972

Mrs. Allen

Mrs. John (Dove) Allen, 75, died Sunday in Robert Lee, Tex. A native of Kerens, she had made her home in Robert Lee for the past 27 years.

She married John Allen on Jan. 23, 1915, in Corsicana.

Funeral was to be at 3:30 p.m. today in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. J. L. Glaze officiating. Burial was to be in Grape Creek cemetery.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ray McDonald and Mrs. Wallace Ross, both of Robert Lee; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. R. E. Moore, of Wichita Falls, Mrs. W. A. Bressie of Corsicana, Mrs. Lettie Teague of Pasadena and Mrs. J. E. McGee of Orange.

Pallbearers were to be Hugh Blair Fouty, James Doolen, Clayton Smith, Afton Smith, Charles McCarter and Bill Allen.

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John Thomas Allen
Aug 13, 1891 - May 11, 1960

Friday Rites For J. T. Allen

Funeral services for J. T. Allen, 68, native of Angus, were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel by Rev. John Harper, pastor of the Central Methodist church. Interment was in Grape Creek cemetery.

A resident of Robert Lee for the past 14 years, Mr. Allen died Wednesday at his home in West, Texas. He was born in Angus Aug. 13, 1891.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. J. T. Allen, and a son, W. B., both of Robert Lee; two daughters, Mrs. Ray McDonald, also of Robert Lee, and Mrs. Wallace Ross, Midland; six grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Joe Allen, Robert Lee, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Hugh Blain Fouty, Orlie Capehart, Howard Collier, Afton Smith, Clayton Smith, Frank Irwin and Jack Bressie.

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George Washington Allen
1843 - Aug 30, 1931

FORMER RESIDENT NAVARRO DIES IN OKLAHOMA MONDAY

George Washington Allen, aged 83 years, died in Anadarko, Oklahoma, Monday morning at 7:30 o’clock and the remains arrived in Corsicana Tuesday morning at 11:15 o’clock on the Southern Pacific train. The funeral was held at the Grape Creek church Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Mr. Allen lived near Navarro for more than 50 years prior to his moving to Oklahoma four years ago.

Surviving are four sons, Joe Allen, San Angelo; Frank Allen, Overton; John Allen, Navarro; and Arthur Allen, Oil City, La.; and one daughter, Mrs. W. A. Allen, Anadarko, Okla. Elmer Smith, a grandson, of Navarro was reared by Mr. Allen.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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George Albert Rakestraw
Apr 9, 1875 - Sep 24, 1931

G. A. RAKESTRAW DIED IN HOSPITAL WEDNESDAY NIGHT

NATIVE NAVARRO COUNTY BE BURIED GRAPE CREEK CEMETERY FRIDAY

George Albert Rakestraw, native of Navarro county, died in a local hospital Wednesday night, at 11:30 o’clock following an illness of three weeks, and the funeral services will be held at the Grape Creek church Friday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in the Grape Creek cemetery. Mr. Rakestraw had resided in the Grape Creek community all of his life.

Surviving are six children, Mrs. Ray White, Fort Worth; Miss Louise Rakestraw, student in T. W. C., Fort Worth; Miss Pauline Rakestraw, Dallas; Miss Elizabeth Rakestraw, Dallas; Miss Roda Rakestraw, Dallas; Miss Leah Rakestraw, Corsicana, student in C. I. A., Denton; three sisters, Mrs. S. J. Clary, Sabinal; Mrs. L. H. Starley, Tyler, and Mrs. B. L. Davis, Corsicana; and a number of nephews and nieces.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be E. A. Elliot, Newton Jackson, J. L. Jackson, Elmer Smith, Eck Anderson, Frank Talley, John Doolen, Luther Doolen, David Garrett and Marvin White.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Tennessee (Smith) Humphreys
Jul 12, 1840 - Jun 16, 1923

Aged Lady Passed Away

Mrs. Tennessee Humphrey 86, widow of the late J. W. Humphreys, died at Angus yesterday and the remains were interred in the Grape Creek cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock. The deceased is survived by three children; F. F. Humphreys and Mrs. J. A. Doolen at Angus, and C. N. and J. A. Humphreys of Oklahoma. The deceased had lived near Angus for many years and was affectionately called “Grandma” by all who knew her, all of whom esteemed and loved her.

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Boone Washington Horn
Mar 3, 1885 - May 17, 1923

Died Near Angus

Boone Horn, aged 38 years, died near Angus last night, and the remains were interred in the Grape Creek cemetery this afternoon. The deceased was unmarried and is survived by three brothers, Guy, Newt and Will Horn, and one sister, Miss Gray Horn.

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Willis Franklin “Frank” Carr
Nov 13, 1875 Dec 11, 1949

Frank Carr Dies Early Saturday; Services Sunday

Frank Carr, aged 74 years, long-time Navarro county resident, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Saturday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Born in November, 1875 in Tennessee, Carr, a retired blacksmith came to Navarro county in June 1886, and resided in the Blooming Grove community until 1903. After living in several other Navarro communities, he came to Corsicana in 1914.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Buna Carr; a brother, John M. Carr, two grandchildren, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Capt. Stephen A. Pace
Sep. 19, 1848 - Mar. 1, 1921

S. A. PACE DIED LATE LAST NIGHT

Man Prominent in Affairs of City for Fifty Years Passes Away

Capt. S. A. Pace, aged seventy-two years, pioneer citizen of Corsicana, who has been prominent in business, civic and social affairs of this city for more than fifty years, died at his home, 803 West Third avenue Tuesday evening at 6:15 o’clock. He was born in Columbus, Georgia, September 19, 1948 and spent his boyhood days near Montgomery, Alabama. Soon after the war he came to Texas and in 1870 was married to Miss Achsah Maddux at the old family home at Cotton Gin near Fairfield. Captain Pace and his young bride first located at Waxahachie where he conducted a small retail grocery business. His place of business was on the same block with that of the late Rev. Abe Mulkey.

Moved to Corsicana.
With the extension of the Houston and Texas Central Railway he moved to Corsicana and continued his small retail grocery business, his store being located on almost the same site on which now stands his office building, corner of Beaton street and West Sixth avenue. His activities as a young business man formed an important part of the history of Corsicana in the making, he having been actively identified in public life for almost fifty years here.

Served City.
He has always taken an active part in city governmental affairs firs serving as an alderman, before the commission form of government for Corsicana was put into effect. With the advent of the commission form of government Captain Pace served as Police Commissioner and it was through his untiring efforts while serving the city in this capacity that an active and successful war on gambling and vice of all kinds was conducted.

Friend of Young Men.
In the days of the Commercial Club he was a president of this organization and was chairman of the building committee of the Carnegie Library. He was a charter member of all organizations which had as their object the upbuilding of Corsicana and took active part in all activities, until for the last two or three years, his health would not permit. He was always a friend to the young man starting upon a business career and there are any number of successful business men in Corsicana today as well as in other cities who have Capt. S. A. Pace to thank for their attainments.

Much Beloved Man.
Honesty, courage, tenderness and gratitude to his friends marked the chief characteristics of this much beloved man. He was always appreciative and was courteous to all, through quick and impulsive, he was always quick to atone for any harsh word which unthinkingly he might have uttered and his charity reached to the by-ways and hedges, among all classes. To know him was to be his friend and love him and it can be truly said that the death of Capt. Pace leaves a vacancy in the business, social, and religious life of Corsicana which indeed it will be hard to fill.

An incident illustrating the character of this highly esteemed man is ably shown in the love and devotion of two old colored servants who have been in the Pace family for years. This old couple have been with Captain Pace constantly since his illness, near him at all times to see that his least want was supplied, and they are heart broken and unconsolable in his death.

Funeral Thursday.
To the union of S. A. Pace and Achsah Maddux, his wife dying twenty years ago, was born seven children, two of whom died in infancy, two Steven Pace and Pauline Pace Womack, dying after reaching manhood and womanhood, with the following, all of Corsicana, surviving: : Mrs. Richard Mays, Miss Louise Pace and Homer E. Pace. He is survived by the following grandchildren; Augustus P. Mays, county judge; Mrs. Bourke Cartwright of Terrell; Eugene Mays, now attending school in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; Joe Mays and Louise and Pauline Womack, who have been making their home with Miss Louise Pace for sometime; Jack, Steve and Eugene Womack of Mexia and Mary Jean Pace.

The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from St. Johns Episcopal church of which the deceased has been an active member for a number of years. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, Rector of St. Johns, with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

The active pallbearers are as follows:
Lynn Adams, Duel Burns, J. M. Pugh, J. W. Cheney, Joe Beauchamp, Jas. B. Robinson, Albert Berry of Mexia, Otto Alberson, J. Nick Garitty, F. L. Houser, Judge Dexter Hamilton of Dallas, Hon. Luther Johnson, Walter Burgess and Clyde Stroud.

The honorary pallbearers are as follows:

Capt. James Garitty, Wiley Johnson, Judge Blanding, W. A. Ransom, A. Fox, E. H. Church, A. M. Millingan, J. D. Jackson, J. H. Woods, F. N. Drane, Hon. W. J. McKie, Gov. Ero. T. Jester, W. M. Tatum, E. Raphael, W. N. Elliott, Dr. W. T. Shell, Major C. H. Mills, J. E. Butler, Dr. J. O. Jones, Mr. Finch, Liston Tatum, L. C. Coulson, Dr. H. B. Jester, Dr. Newton, Hon. J. S. Callicutt, Will S. Knight, J. M. Dyer, P. C. Townsend, W. H. Hastings, Dr. F. R. Lindley, Dr. Louie Polk, C. H. Delafosse, Tom Little, Tom Cobb, Wesley Edens, W. P. McCammon, Judge Rufus Hardy, Harry Williams, J. S. Roderick, Joe Simkins, Harry Johnson, J. S. Eubank, W. D. Barnes of Hubbard, Nat Pinkston, N. L. Benson, Max Almond, George E. Jester, Paul Blackman, Frank Hosack, R. H. Witherspoon of Chatfield, C. B. Stewart of Stewart Mills, Lonnie McCluney of Kerens, Roger Lloyd of Blooming Grove, Dr. Bacon Sanders of Ft. Worth, Dr. Baird of Dallas, Albert Lind of Dallas, E. R. Brown of Dallas, W. C. Proctor of Dallas, Dr. George W. Truett of Dallas, V. T. Matthews, Dawson, R. E. L. Knight of Dallas, John A. Hughes, W. H. Harrison, W. M. Conner, J. E. Jones of Hubbard, J. L. Lane of Wortham, Joe Burke of Powell, J. A. Thompson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 2, 1921
  • 2014 His building still stands on 7th Avenue with his name—S. A. Pace—on the top.
  • CSA
  • h/o Achsah Eugenia (Maddux) Pace married Dec. 5, 1870; s/o John Pace & Caroline Columbia Sarah Ann Collingsworth (Ardis) Pace
  • Passed Away
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Hardiman Johnson “Bud” Jones
Jan 23, 1862 - Jun 18, 1946

HARDIMAN J. JONES FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD FRIDAY

Hardiman Johnson (Bud) Jones, 84, died at his home in East Kerens Tuesday morning. Funeral services were held from the Stockton Funeral Home Friday morning with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Elmer R. Page, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Liberty, Texas, Jones came to the Kerens community when a young man.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ira Shaw, Troup, and Mrs. W. B. Russell, Houston; two sons, Ray Jones, Sacramento, Calif., and Roy Jones, Kerens; a brother, Quitman Jones, Dallas.

Interment was in the Long Prairie cemetery.

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Annie Katherine (Kirkland) Wilkins
Oct 21, 1870 - Oct 23, 1959

Mrs. Wilkins Rites Sunday

Kerens, Oct. 24 (AP)—Mrs. Annie Wilkins, 89, native of Cherokee county, Texas, long-time Kerens resident, died Friday night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lena Conger, Route 1, Corsicana, after a several years illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here, of which she was a member, Sunday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, assisted by Rev. Darrell Evenson, pastor of the Powell Baptist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Conger, Corsicana; Mrs. C. A. Andrews, Kerens, and Mrs. Hazel Ralston, Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, John Wilkins, New Summerfield, Texas, and Joe Wilkins, Malakoff; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Moore, Troup, and other relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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Henry Stafford Wilson, Sr.
Aug 2, 1889 - Mar 26, 1962

Henry S. Wilson Dies Monday; Kerens Rites

Henry S. Wilson, 72, retired farmer, 511 South Eighteenth street, died in Memorial Hospital early Monday following a short illness.

Native of Mineola, he moved to Kerens in 1928 and to Corsicana three years ago.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Kerens Missionary Baptist church, of which he was a deacon, Tuesday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Woodrow Ivy, Pastor.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, John Wilson, Kerens; James Wilson, Dallas, and Howard Wilson, Dresden; six daughters, Mrs. Charlie Snyder, Mineola; Mrs. Palma Trent, Corsicana; Miss Tivis Wilson, Corsicana; Mrs. Ernest Conger and Mrs. A. M. Paul, both of Kerens, and Mrs. Elmer Tahner, Jr., Pursley; two brothers, Charlie Wilson, Mineola; a half-sister, Mrs. Pete Counteness, Waurika, Okla.; step mother, Mrs. Eva Wilson, Waurika, Okla.; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Deacons will be pallbearers.

Inmon will direct.

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Henry Stafford Wilson, Jr.
Sep 10, 1918 - Jun 20, 1949

Henry S. Wilson Fatally Injured In Truck Mishap

Henry S. Wilson, aged 31 years, formerly of Kerens, was killed Monday night by his own truck, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Albuquerque, N.M.

The dispatch quoted state police as stating Wilson’s brakes apparently failed on a hill and that he fell under the truck as he attempted to jump to safety.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday morning, but Wilson’s body will be returned to Kerens for burial later in the week.

Surviving are his wife of Albuquerque; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Wilson, Rural Shade, and nine brothers and sisters, and other relatives.

Stockton Funeral Home will direct the services.

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Antonio Remeriz, Mrs.
abt 1875 - Jun 6, 1948

Rites At Ennis; Burial In Oakwood

Funeral services were held Monday at 8 a.m. at the Bunch Funeral Home, Ennis, for Mrs. Antonio Remeriz, 73, who died at Dallas, Sunday.

Burial was in the Catholic cemetery at Corsicana. The Rev. Msgr. V. Graffeo conducted the rites.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Francis Hernandez, Dallas, a step-son, Frank Martinez, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Joseph Thomas Bell, Jr.
Mar 20, 1949 - Mar 22, 1949

Rites For Infant Held On Thursday

Funeral services for Joseph Thomas Bell, Jr. infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Bell of Corsicana who died in St. Paul’s Hospital, Dallas, Tuesday night were held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the Catholic cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana, and grandparents, Mrs. Daisy Bell, Jacksonville; H. Bell, Houston, and Mrs. Agnes Sliter, Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Sola Asland "Pappy" Mink, Jr.
Feb 4, 1923 - Feb 27, 2014

S.A. Mink, Jr. (Pappy), 91 of Corsicana, formerly of Terrell, joined his Lord and Savior Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. He was born Feb. 4, 1923 to Sola and Lucille Wesson Mink in the New Salem Community. He was the youngest of three children, looking up to older siblings Porter and Fern.

As a young man, S. A. proudly served his nation by joining the United States Navy Sea Bees in 1942. He was assigned to the 4th Special Naval Construction Battalion. He served in the Pacific theater and was at Okinawa and Guadal Canal. He was honorably discharged in the fall of 1945. Soon after returning home, he married his sweetheart Aline Turner on Nov. 19, 1945 making their home in Terrell.

He worked for Hairston Produce/Wyatt Distribution in Dallas and retired
42 years later in 1985. S.A. (Pappy) was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed spending time on the 4MRanch raising his American Quarter Horses. He also enjoyed fishing, tending to his animals, and playing with his granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

S.A. was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, in-laws, and his wife of 62 years.

Survivors include: Daughter Carol Ann Orler and husband James of Corsicana; son Larry Eugene and wife Mary Ann of Houston; granddaughters Jayme Carol Grounds and husband Stephen of Fairfield; Sarah K. Troyer and husband Brandon of Lorena; and Shannan Lynn Johnson of Lindale; great –grandchildren Brittney Troyer, Alyson Johnson, Colton Vance, Ryan Grounds, Corey Vance, Katy Grounds, and Nicole Johnson. Other survivors include numerous nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Tyson Barnes, Amazing Grace Home Health Care, Mercy Hospice and the wonderful, loving staff of Twilight Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Corsicana.

Visitation services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at Anderson-Clayton Bros. Funeral Home in Terrell.

Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m., with the burial following at Oakland Memorial Park. Condolences may be given at www.andersonclaytonterrell.com.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

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James Walter Carter
Aug 25, 1897 - Apr 13, 1948

Walter Carter Rites Wednesday

Walter Carter, aged 50, died from a heart attack at his home in Ennis at noon Tuesday. He suffered a heart attack several months ago.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at Ennis with burial in Rice cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Ennis and a niece, Mrs. Guy Roberson, Strawn, Texas.

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Scott Thomas Bowden, S-Sgt.
Mar 2, 1920 - Sep 9, 1943

Scott T. Bowden Be Reburied In Rice Saturday

Funeral services for S-Sgt. Scott T. Bowden, 23, killed in Italy, Sept. 9, 1943, will be held from the First Baptist church in Rice Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. C. Henry, Baptist minister, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Calhoun, pastor of the church.

A native of Rice, Sgt. Bowden is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Bowden, of Rice; three brothers, J. R. Bowden, New York City; Bobby Bowden, Odessa, and Jack Bowden, Rice; a sister, Mrs. Dale Weaver, Odessa; grandmother, Mrs. R. A. Bowden, Rice, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Price Fitzgerald, William Denton Murff, Richard Burdine, John Darby Spencer, John Norwood and Claude Donaldson, Jr.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Evelyn Lenora (Nowlin) South
Oct 28, 1883 - Mar 13, 1950

Mrs. Evelyn South Dies In Dallas; Burial At Rice

Mrs. Evelyn L. South, widow of the late J. W. South, died in Dallas Thursday night.

The body will lie in state in the Rice Methodist church Saturday from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. followed at 3 p.m. with a service at the Rice cemetery where interment will be made.

Surviving are a son, James Warren South, and two daughters, Mary Louise and Juanita South.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Funeral Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. South

Funeral services for Mrs. Evelyn Lavora South, widow of the late J. W. South, who died at her home in Dallas Thursday, were held Saturday with burial in the Rice cemetery Saturday afternoon. Services were held in Dallas Saturday morning.

The body laid in state at the Rice Methodist church in Rice from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Saturday. A brief graveside service was held.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. O. D. Sparkman and Miss Jaunita South, both of Dallas; a son, James W. South, Salina, Kan.; two grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. R. W. Hammond, Kosse, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Benjamin Franklin Carroll, II
Jan 9, 1891 - Apr 21, 1950

Funeral Services For B. F. Carroll Held On Saturday

Funeral services for B. F. (Cowboy) Carroll, 59, native of Blooming Grove, who died in a Tyler hospital Friday following a stroke Monday, were held Saturday. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

One service was held in Tyler Saturday morning and the second was from the Corley Funeral Chapel here Saturday afternoon. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. B. Sharp, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Carroll had been a Corsicana resident for many years, but had operated oil properties in Tyler and Kilgore since the early 1930s when the East Texas field was developed.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. H. J. Ferguson, Laredo; Mrs. Jack Megarity, Jr., Austin; Mrs. R. L. Gowan, Beaumont, and Miss Billie Dean Carroll, Corsicana; a son, B. F. Carroll, Jr., Tyler; eight grandchildren four brothers, Bill and Leon Carroll, both of Kilgore; Tom and Hugh Carroll, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Gunn, Houston; Mrs. Cordell Freeman, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mabel Griffin, Frost, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wilbur Thompson, Jack Thompson, Wilson Harding, Tyler; A. A. Garrett, Dallas; John O. Hughes, Dallas; R. L. Gowan, Beaumont; H. J. Ferguson, Laredo, and Jack Megarity, Jr., Austin.

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B. F. Carroll Dies Friday Morning Following Stroke

B. F. (Cowboy) Carroll, 59, native of Navarro county, oil operator of Tyler and Kilgore since the early 1930’s died in the Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler Friday at 11 a.m. He suffered a stroke Monday.

Carroll’s family were en route home to Corsicana when his condition took a turn for the worse and he died within a few minutes.

Wilber and Jack Thompson, local oil men, were visiting Carroll when he died.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Friday afternoon, burial will be at Dresden.

Surviving are his wife, four daughters, Mrs. H. J. Ferguson, Laredo; Mrs. Jack Megarity, Jr., Austin; Mrs. R. L. Gowan, Beaumont, and Miss Billie Dean Carroll, Corsicana; a son, B. F. Carroll, Jr., Tyler; eight grandchildren, four brothers, Bill and Leon Carroll, both of Kilgore; Tom and Hugh Carroll, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Gumm, Houston; Mrs. Cordell Freeman, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mabel Griffin, Frost, and a number of other relatives.

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Charles Michael "Mike" Miller Sr.
Oct 24, 1940 - Mar 2, 2014

Charles Michael ‘Mike’ Miller Sr., 73, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at his residence in Corsicana. He was born Oct. 24, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio. There will be a memorial service at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3800 Emhouse Rd., Corsicana, TX 75110 .

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Charles Michael (Mike) Miller, Sr., 73, passed away Sunday, March 2, 2014 at his residence in Corsicana, TX. He was born October 24, 1940 in Toledo, Ohio.

He is preceded in death by his parents Charles H. & Mary A. Miller.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years Edna Geraldine (Geri) Miller: his sons; Charles Michael Miller, II of Corsicana, TX, and Benjamin Miller and wife, JoAnn of Lincoln Park, MI.: his grandchildren; Heidi Hudson of Corsicana, TX,, Zack and Benjamin Miller of Lincoln Park, MI. :his siblings; William Pat Miller and wife Linda of Caro, MI, Benjamin Miller and wife Sue of Trenton, MI, Gene Miller and wife Joan of Rockwood, MI, John Miller and wife Margaret of South Rockwood MI, and Christine Cargile of Caro, MI, great grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends.

There will be a memorial service on Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 3:00 pm. 3800 Emhouse Rd., Corsicana, TX 75110 .

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  • h/o Edna Geraldine "Geri" Miller; s/o Charles H. Miller & Mary A. Miller
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Will Watt Albritton
Jul 19, 1890 - May 22, 1948

W. W. Albritton died at his home Saturday morning of a heart attack. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Baptist church. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. John W. Boyd. Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Frances Dianne (George) Argo-Brillhart
Aug 18, 1950 - Feb 28, 2014

Frances Dianne Argo-Brillhart, 63 of Waxahachie, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 28, 2014. She was born Aug. 18, 1950 in Baton Rouge, La.

Dianne had over 30 years’ experience as a registered nurse. She was also a retired police officer for the city of Maypearl. She was an avid supporter of CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocates for children. She enjoyed volunteering her time to help make a difference in the lives of children, and she was one of the first appointed guardians of a child, through the CASA organization of Ellis County. Dianne enjoyed various hobbies; one that she had a real passion for was participating in the Red Hat Society. She even helped initiate the Red Hat chapter in Waxahachie. It is through this organization that she developed many close friendships and enjoyed taking part in various Red Hat events.

She is survived by her loving husband, Richard Brillhart of Waxahachie; her daughter, Maria Hagelstein of Waco and grandchildren, Justin and Whitney Hagelstein of Waco; her daughter, Gina Geils of Frisco and grandchildren, Daniela and Christian Buman of Frisco and Autumn Geils of Frisco; her brothers, Michael, Billy and Doug Jones; and sisters, Gayla Gober and Patricia George. She will be missed by many who knew her and loved her. She was preceded in death by her father, Richard W. George and mother, Patty H. George.

A memorial service to celebrate the life of Dianne is scheduled to be at
11 a.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, located at
1826 West Hwy 287 Business, Waxahachie, Texas. Directly following the service, family and friends will gather for lunch and a continued celebration of Dianne’s life.

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James Lloyd Ellis Fuller
Mar 29, 1918 - Mar 4, 2014

James Lloyd Fuller, 95, entered into his heavenly home Tuesday, March 4, 2014. He was born March 29, 1918 in Blooming Grove, the son of Claude Lee and Carrie Nellie Fuller. He lived in Blooming Grove nearly all of his life.

James (better known as Jim, Uncle Jim, Pawpaw Fuller and Daddy), was a fun-loving, kind-hearted man. He was a hard-working man who loved God's green earth. He absolutely loved driving his tractor, plowing, planting and harvesting his lovingly planted crops of cotton, corn, maize, potatoes, onions, watermelons to name a few. He always shared his garden produce with friends. Later he worked for 18 years at Chattanooga Glass Plant in Corsicana as a bottle inspector.

Jim was the second son of Claude and Carrie Fuller. Preceding him in death were Claude, Carrie, and brothers Edwin and Travis, and also his sister, Bernice Fuller Short.

Jim married Alice Maudeen Carroll on Sept. 27, 1938. She preceded him in death on Dec. 15, 1978. They had five children; Myrtle Faye Fuller Smith, Nellie Grace Fuller Dixon, James Lloyd Fuller, Carl Dean Fuller, and Mary Alice Fuller McCann. Carl Dean preceded him in death on Nov. 2, 2010. He is survived by his other four children and daughter-in-law Debbie Fuller; grandchildren, Donnie Smith, Mike, Todd and Chad Dixon, Scott and Steve Fuller and their sister Sheryl Arnett; Chris and Kevin Fuller; Allison Hagan and Terri McCann; great-grandchildren Drew and Chase Smith, Heather Dixon Kennemur and Joshua Dixon; Haley and Hannah Dixon; Jacob and Eli Fuller, Brody Fuller; James and Tiffany Bryan; Sean and Emma Fuller; Brooke and Connor Hagan; great-great-grandchildren A J Bryan and Drake and Brooklyn Kennemur. Also, numerous nieces and nephews and other family members. Daddy had a special love for his dog, Judy. He often expressed his desire to have Judy with him in the nursing home.
When she visited him in the home his heart melted with love for her.

He married Lucille Boyd on July 17, 1979 who died Dec. 12, 1997. Her daughter, Jane Harris, was close to Jim and loved him like a dad.

He was a member of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove for many years, then attended Nolan River Road Baptist Church in Cleburne during the six years he lived with his daughter. He loved Pastor Larry York and his beautiful wife, Jeannie. His Adult 7 Sunday School class members have been so faithful to keep in touch with him even the last two years he has been in Twilight Nursing Home in Corsicana. Their loving support has been a great encouragement to him and his family.

Jim was a veteran of World War II, serving in Italy as a driver. He was honorably discharged Sept. 20, 1946.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry York officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove. Pallbearers will be the grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers will be granddaughters.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 332 N. Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee 38105 or Nolan River Road Baptist Church Building Fund, 820 N. Nolan River Rd., Cleburne, Tx. 76033

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 6, 2014
  • h/o Alice Maudeen/Maudine (Carroll) Fuller & Mary Lucille (Blackmon) Payne-Boyd-Fuller; s/o Claude Lee Fuller & Carrie Nellie (Wood) Fuller
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Laura Janette (Hiler) Walker
Aug 3, 1877 - Feb 13, 1949

Mrs. J. A. Walker Dies Saturday; Funeral Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Walker, aged 71 years, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Harvey Smithen, 1615 1-2 West Seventh avenue, Corsicana, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church in Blooming Grove. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Craig Branham, pastor of the church, and Rev. G. G. Bolch, pastor of the Central Baptist church, and Rev. Roy Felder, Methodist pastor.

Mrs. Walker had been in ill health for some time, but became critically ill Saturday morning.

Surviving are two sons, J. D. Walker, Corsicana, and Clarence Walker, Ennis; two daughters, Mrs. Smithen, Corsicana, and Mrs. Oscar Loosier, Axtell; a brother George Hiler, Blooming Grove; a sister, Mrs. Ed Ewing, Blooming Grove; and several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Ward, Henry Ward, J. D. Ward, Ernest Hiler, Clyde Nicholson and Carroll Lee Saunders, all nephews.

McCormick’s Funeral Service directed.

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Mary Willie (Morris) Braly
Mar 5, 1858 - May 26, 1949

Mrs. M. W. Brawly Dies Thursday; Funeral Friday

Mrs. Mary Willie Brawly, aged 93 years, native Texan, died in Jacksonville at noon Thursday.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Brown.

Surviving are three sons, Erwin Brawly and John Brawly, both of Corsicana, and Joe Brawly, Bullard; three daughters, Mrs. M. A. Reed and Mrs. A. L. Newburn, both of Bullard, and Mrs. Ed Welch, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. H. T. McKeetham, Georgetown, and a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Martellie Ellen “Mart” (Campbell) Beamon
Oct 22, 1868 - Jan 9, 1949

RITES MONDAY FOR AGED RESIDENT OF KERENS; DIES HERE

Funeral rites were held Monday afternoon for Mrs. Martillie Ellen Beaman, 80-year-old resident of Kerens for almost a half-century, who died in the P. and S. Hospital here Sunday afternoon after a short illness.

Services were held at the Stockton Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens, with Rev. J. W. Ousley of Waco, and Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the Kerens Baptist Church conducting the rites.

Burial was in the Kerens cemetery, and grandsons acted as pallbearers.

Mrs. Beaman was born in Virginia in 1869, and had resided in Kerens for the past 48 years. Her husband, J. F. Beaman, died six years ago.

Survivors are four sons, John and Otho Beaman, Houston, Blair and Oddie Lee Beaman, both of Corsicana, four daughters, Mrs. Ada Biggs, Mrs. H. M. Allred, Mrs. H. L. Goodman, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. B. B. Carter, Kerens; 41 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

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Bazil Noble Sr.
Jan 15, 1892 - Nov 19, 1949

Rites Monday For Bacil Noble, Kerens Native

KERENS, Nov. 21.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for Bacil Noble, aged 57 years, a native of Kerens, who died in a San Antonio hospital Saturday, were held in the First Methodist Church, Kerens, at 2:30 p.m. Monday.

The Rev. W. H. Colson, Childress, was in charge of the service and was assisted by the Revs. Carol Thompson and Milton O. Davis, both of Kerens. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Mr. Noble was the son of L. A. and the late Fannie Wade Noble. He lived in Kerens until 1919 when he moved to Childress where he was in the drug business. He was married in 1914 to Callie Sheppard. He was educated in the Kerens schools.

Survivors include his wife; two sons, Bacil, Tulsa, Okla.; Jack, Amarillo; his father; two sisters, Miss Golda Noble, and Mrs. Ruth Henson; a brother, Ray, all of Kerens, and three grandchildren.

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John B. Smith, Jr.
Jan 3, 1885 - Dec 1, 1949

John B. Smith, Kerens Druggist, Dies Thursday

KERENS, Dec. 1—(Spl.)—John B. Smith, a druggist in the Kerens Community for 41 years, died at the family home here early Thursday after a long illness. He was 64.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Friday at the local Baptist church with Rev. E. L. Carnett, pastor of the Travis Avenue Baptist Church in Fort Worth officiating.

Born at Chapel Hill in Washington County, Texas, Smith graduated from the Louisville School of Pharmacy in Louisville, Ky. He was married to Artie Gray Ford on Nov. 27, 1912.

The druggist served on the Kerens school board for many years and was a deacon and treasurer of the Kerens Baptist Church for a long time. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

Following the funeral, burial will be at the Kerens cemetery, with the Stockton Funeral Home in charge.

Smith is survived by the widow, a son, Earl Kinney Smith of Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Lee B. Smith of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Flotie Beauchamp of Kerens; and three grandchildren.

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Nathaniel Samuel “Nath” Crawford
Mar 28, 1863 - May 11, 1949

N. S. Crawford Is Fatally Injured When Hit By Car

KERENS, May 12.—(Spl.)—N. S. Crawford, aged 86 years, prominent farmer and political figure, was instantly killed in front of his home southwest of town about 6 p.m. Wednesday.

He was struck by an automobile driven by John Sayles, negro minister and laborer, as he started to cross a road, it was reported. Relatives termed the accident unavoidable.

A native of Mississippi, Crawford had planned to leave early Thursday morning with his son-in-law and daughter, County Commissioner and Mrs. Fred M. Copeland of Pursley, to visit his old home town, Houstori, Miss. Mr. and Mrs. Copeland were to visit in Georgia. Crawford had his suitcase packed for the trip that had been postponed because Commissioner Copeland’s presence was required here in connection with orders dealing with the Navarro County Memorial Hospital bond sales.

Crawford moved to Kerens in 1900, served several terms as Navarro county Democratic chairman and was prominent in Texas Democratic circles and conventions.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Stockton Funeral Chapel here. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are seven sons, Morris, Grover, Joe and M. J. Crawford, all of Kerens; Lamar Crawford, Houston; Lonnie and Bus Crawford, both of Pasadena; four daughters, Mrs. Copeland, Pursley; Mrs. W. G. Owens, Mildred; Mrs. Naomi Schaffer, Houston, and Mrs. Ruby Stovall, Kerens; 25 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Leroy Adolphus Hardin, Jr.
Feb 12, 1874 - Apr 13, 1950

Kerens Resident Dies Late Monday; Rites Wednesday

KERENS, April 4.—(Spl.)—Funeral services for L. A. Hardin, 76, retired farmer, who died in the P. and S. Hospital late Monday night, will be held from the Stockton Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 2:30 p. m. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Carroll Thompson, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Hardin suffered a heart attack at his home Friday night.

A native of Corinth, Miss., Hardin came to Prairie Hill, Limestone county, in 1896. He was married in 1906 to Ora Lee Calvary. The couple moved to Kerens in 1918 and resided on the W. S. Price farm for 16 years.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, Willie Lee Hardin, Houston; a grandchild, three brothers, John, Jack and Ben Hardin, all of Corinth, Miss.; two sisters, Mrs. Jane McCollum, Tuscumbia, Ala., and Mrs. Mat Rogers, Corinth, Miss., and a number of other relatives.

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Arthur Phillip Dunn
Sep 24, 1914 - Sep 27, 1962

Hold Services A. Phillip Dunn

Funeral services for Arthur Philip Dunn, 48, of 1213 West Fourteenth avenue, who died Thursday in the M. D. Anderson Clinic in Houston, were held Friday at 3:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Resthaven Memorial Park.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Gaither L. Day, Methodist minister; Rev. Robert Lindsey, pastor of the Wesley Methodist church, and Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of Calvary Baptist church.

A World War 11 veteran, he was a member of the Calvary Baptist church, Corsicana Masonic Lodge and was employed as a welder at Bethlehem Supply Company plant here and at Texas Tool Trades in Dallas before he became ill.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Gladys Wilson Dunn; two daughters, Linda and Phyllis Dunn; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Dunn, and a brother, Loyd Dunn, all of Corsicana; two nephews, Roy Wayne Dunn, Lubbock, and Bobby C. Dunn, Lake Jackson; and a niece, Mrs. Barbara Bruce, Corsicna, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Brown, Bill Bowden, John Slate, Neal Crawford, Doyle Moore, Don Palmeri, John Smith and Bill Hutson.

Masons had charge of graveside services.

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Addie Mae (Smith) Brown
Jan 16, 1884 - May 8, 1964

Rites Saturday For Mrs. Brown

Funeral rites were held Saturday at the Corley Chapel here for Mrs. Addie Brown, 80, who died last Friday in the Twilight Home here. Burial was in Resthaven Memorial Park. Rev. Bruce Hibbitt officiated.

Mrs. Brown was a native of Henderson county, but lived in Corsicana 25 years.

Surviving her are four sons, Travis and Oren Brown, Corsicana; W. H. Brown, Fort Worth, and Floyd A. Brown, Lubbock; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Wynn, Henrietta; seven grandchildren, a brother, Les Smith, Athens and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy J. Williams, Billy Dan Shivers, William Brown, Leslie Brown, Travis Brown, Jr., Charles Frazier and Joe Arnold Ketchum, all grandsons.

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George Pitts
Jun 7, 1878 - Jan 15, 1948

Funeral Services Friday Afternoon

Funeral services for George Pitts, 69, who died early Thursday morning on Route 3, Corsicana, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. Walker.

Several brothers and sisters and other relatives survive.

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Theo Brown
Apr 13, 1925 - Mar 13, 1945

RITES TUESDAY FOR CORSICANA MARINE KILLED IN ACTION

Funeral services for Pfc. Theo Brown 19, U. S. Marine, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Harold L. Ward of Flynn, Texas.

Brown was killed in action, March 15, 1945, on Iwo Jima, after six months overseas duty with the Fourth Division U. S. Marines. He was a native of Purdon.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Ruby Brown, Corsicana; six brothers, Travis, Aubrey, Leo (a twin), Perry and Cecil Brown, all of Corsicana, and Wayne Brown, Gladewater; two sisters, Mrs. Gaston Kendrick, Ardmore, Okla., and Mrs. Neal Nichols, Odessa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harold Woodard, Henry Brown, Armetis Ivie, Darrell Brown, Charles Woodard and C. B. Morris.

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Ruby Jewell (Jordan) Howard
Feb 9, 1894 - Feb 24, 1922

Died In the Drane Community.

Mrs. Ruby Howard, twenty-seven years old, wife of J. F. Howard of the Drane community, died last night after a week’s illness, and the funeral took place at the Campbell cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased was the daughter of the late J. I. Jordon, and is survived by her husband and four children, her mother and the following brothers and sisters; S. B. Jordan, Corsicana; T. P., Ben and James Jordan of Drane; Mrs. Tom Harris, Drane; Mrs. H. T. Hopkins, Henderson county; Mrs. Virgie Williams, of Mexia; Mrs. Gulick Robinson, Chandler; Mrs. Robert Werner, New Mexico, and a half brother, J. A. Gay of Palestine.

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Mary Carline (Cox) Smith
Nov 19, 1869 – Jul 10, 1950

Mrs. Mary Smith Funeral Rites Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary C. Smith, 80, who died Monday were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Kirkland, Missionary Baptist minister.

Mrs. Smith was the widow of the late N. T. Smith.

Surviving are three sons, Nathan E. Smith, Mt. Calm; Franklin A. Smith, Ennis, and W. Adrian Smith, Dallas; six daughters, Mrs. Jim Blythe, Richland; Mrs. S. C. Griffin, Prescott, Ark.; Mrs. L. B. Roach, Dallas; Mrs. V. R. Harding, Oakwood; Mrs. Edger Eliot, Angus; and Miss Mattie Smith, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, J. J. Cox, Waco; two sisters, Miss Pet Cox, Mertens, and Mrs. C. E. Cooper, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Claude Moore, J. S. Hicks, Joe T. Smith, E. M. Beckham, Jim Sutton and Guy R. Love.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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George Nelson Durham
Dec 4, 1871 - Oct 5, 1950

George N. Durham Dies In Dallas

George N. Durham, 78, former Purdon farmer, died in Dallas Thursday morning.

Funeral services are planned sometime Friday with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided in Navarro county since 21 years of age.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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G. N. Durham Rites Are Held Friday

Funeral services for George Nelson Durham, 78, retired Purdon farmer, who died in Dallas Thursday morning were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel.

Burial was in the Campbell cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracey I. Greer, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Opal Beatrice (Greenhill) Kay
Dec 31, 1906 - Sep 11, 1970

Mrs. Opal Kay Dies Friday

Mrs. Opal Kay, 63, of Purdon died Friday in her home.

Services will be held 2 p.m. today at Purdon Baptist Church with burial in Younger Cemetery. Rev. David Kimberly will officiate.

She is survived by her husband, son, Edgar Earl Kay of Dallas; a daughter, Martha McCrory of Grand Prairie; three sisters, Lucille Calhoun of Crockett, Jewell Holder of Thahequal, Okla., and Mable Clonts of Eloy, Ariz., a brother, William W. Greenhill of Thahlequal, Okla.; and a grandson.

Pallbearers will be Haddix Boldin, Lewis Owens, Grady Turner, Kelly Ward, Buster Kennemore and Ellis Owens.

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James Cordice Greenhill
Jun 8, 1876 - Dec 11, 1950

J. C. Greenhill Rites At Purdon

Funeral services for James C. Greenhill, 74, retired Purdon farmer, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday, were held from the First Baptist church in Purdon Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Younger Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John D. Prince, Baptist minister, WOW had charge of the graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Survivors are his wife of Purdon; two sons, Edward Greenhill, Waxahachie, and William W. Greenhill, Purdon; five daughters, Mrs. Lucille Calhoun and Mrs. Jewell Russell, both of Casa Grande, Ariz.; Mrs. Mabel Clomps, Eloy, Ariz.; Mrs. Opal Kay, Purdon, and Mrs. Ira Lee, Apple Springs; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Corley directed.

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Beatrice (Turner) Greenhill
Mar 23, 1875 - Dec 28, 1965

Mrs. Greenhill Dies Tuesday; Purdon Rites

Mrs. J. C. (Beatrice) Greenhill, 90, native of Apple Springs, Texas, died Tuesday morning in the Pine Haven Rest Home in Lufkin. She had been at Lufkin 10 days and resided at Purdon prior to going to Kennard several months ago.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Purdon Baptist church with burial in the Younger Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. C. F. Kottenbrook, pastor of the church.

Surviving are two sons, Wm. W. Greenhill, Purdon, and Edward Greenhill, Waxahachie; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Calhoun, Kennard; Mrs. Jewell Holder, Talequah, Okla.; Mrs. Mabel Clonts, Eloy, Ariz., and Mrs. Opal Kay, Purdon; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Greenhill Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. (Beatrice) Greenhill 90, who died Tuesday morning in the Pine Haven Rest Home in Lufkin, were held Wednesday at 1 p.m. from the Purdon Baptist church with burial in the Younger Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. C. F. Kottenbrook, pastor of the church.

Native of Apple Springs, Texas she resided at Purdon before going to Kennard several months ago. She had been in the rest home 10 days.

Surviving are two sons, William W. Greenhill, Purdon and Edward Greenhill, Waxahachie; four daughters, Mrs. Lucille Calhoun, Kennard; Mrs. Jewell Holder, Talequah, Okla.; Mrs. Mabel Clonts, Eloy, Ariz., and Mrs. Opal Kay, Purdon; 12 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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George Washington Moore
Dec 28, 1865 - Aug 11, 1950

George W. Moore Services Are Planned Sunday

Funeral services for George W. Moore, 84, who died Friday night at Turnertown, will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. from the Turnertown Baptist church with burial in the Rice cemetery. The Rev. Ed Shirley will conduct the services. He was a former resident of Richland and Waxahachie.

Survivors include nine daughters, Mrs. Charles McCarter, Angus; Mrs. W. T. Dodson, Waxahachie; Mrs. R. C. Holland, Selma City; Mrs. A. J. Taylor, Monahans; Mrs. Carl Stephenson, Eastland; Mrs. Mayme Brown, Lamesa; Mrs. H. L. Brown, Mrs. B. F. Blanton, Mrs. J. H. Pendley, all of Fort Worth; a son, W. W. Moore, Lamesa; a sister, Mrs. Lizzie Smith, Dallas; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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William Ernest Edmundson Sr.
Jun 02, 1882 - Dec 15, 1950

W. E. Edmundson Fatally Injured By Power Saw

W. E. Edmundson, 68, life-long Rice resident, was killed at his home Friday afternoon when a power saw foundation slipped, the saw cutting him across the chest from the right shoulder near the heart.

His wife, shopping at Rice at the time, discovered the body of her husband on her return home. The Edmundson home is one mile from Rice.

The victim was reported cutting firewood at the time of the accident. The saw was powered by a tractor.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nerie Edmundson, Rice; two sons, Rufus Burl Edmundson, Abilene, and Noel Wright Edmundson, Columbus, Nebraska; three sisters, Mrs. H. C. Bartlett, Rice; Mrs. Frances Frances Donaldson, Kemp, and Mrs. May Long, Sulphur Springs; mother-in-law, Mrs. R. M. Langham, Rice, and other relatives. A son, William Ernest Edmundson, died in infancy.

Funeral services will be held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Fling, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church in Ennis, of which Edmundson was a member and a deacon.

He waqs the son of the late B. Edmundson, Rice pioneer, who died a few years ago at the age of 100 years.

McCammon will direct.

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Stephan Franklin Braddock
Oct 27, 1888 - Aug 29, 1950

S. F. Braddock Of Tupelo Dies At Local Hospital

S. F. Braddock, 61, of Tupelo, died in the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services are to be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the Tupelo Methodist church with burial in the Rice cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Lodis Atkins and Rev. Jack Bell.

Surviving are his wife of Tupelo; five sons, Johnny S. Braddock, Crane; William E., Glenn, Rex, and Grover Braddock, all of Tupelo; seven daughters, Mrs. D. J. Bennett and Mrs. Curtis Perry, both of Ennis; Mrs. Harlan McQuarry, Kerens; Mrs. V. H. Goldsmith, Fort Worth; Mrs. Bill W. Turner, Corsicana, and Virginia and Juanita Braddock, both of Tupelo; 12 grandchildren, and a brother, Tom Braddock, Kerens.

Pallbearers are Alvin Jones, John Bowden, Clark McMullan, R. M. Bowden, Baxter Burdine and Ralph Wheeler.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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Mable Helen (Smith) Childress
Jul 4, 1890 - May 22, 1950

Mrs. Childress Dies On Monday; Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Mabel Helen Childress, 59, wife of Ed Childress, died in Fort Worth Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Wednesday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

A native of Kansas, Mrs. Childress resided in Corsicana for many years before moving to Fort Worth when her husband was transferred by the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

Surviving are her husband of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Kyle and Mrs. Fred Shaw both of Emporia, Kansas; two brothers, Boyd Smith, Emporia, and Emory Smith, Tacoma, Wash.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Lawrence Tilton, Sam Spikes, A. D. Locklar, Ernest Prince, George Campbell and F. C. Paul.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Robert Lee “Bob” Childress
Aug 17, 1893 - Jul 14, 1957

Bob Childress Services Monday

R. L. (Bob) Childress, 63, World War 1 veteran, long-time oil-operator, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. James Leyssen.

Surviving are a brother, Ed Childress, and a nephew, James W. Childress, both of Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harvey Redden, Roy Deskin, Fred Prince, Harry Redden, Dave Kelton and Lawrence Tilton.

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Perfecta (Garcia) Hernandez
Apr 20, 1921 - Jun 27, 1950

Mrs. Hernandez Funeral Rites Slated Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Perfecta G. Hernandez, 30, who died at the family home, 1318 East Sixth avenue, Tuesday morning will be held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Thursday at 9 a.m. Burial will be in the Catholic cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are her husband Elias Hernandez; two daughters, Louisa and Antonio Hernandez, and mother, Mrs. Louisa Garcia, all of Corsicana; four brothers Isidro and Nasestrero Garcia, both of Dallas and Martin and Daniel Garcia, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Rodriguez, Mrs. Dominga Rangel and Mrs. Sallie Estrada, all of Dallas.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. Hernandez Funeral Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for Perfecta G. Hernandez, 30, who died Tuesday were held Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo.

Surviving are her husband, Elias Hernandez; two daughters, Louisa and Antonio Hernandez; mother, Mrs. Louise Garcia, all of Corsicana; four brothers, Isidro and Nasestrero Garcia, both of Dallas; Martin and Daniel Garcia, both of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Juanita Rodriguez, Doningo Rangel and Mrs. Sallie Estrada, all of Dallas.

Pallbearers were Ricardo Garza, Juan Guillen, Francisco Garza, Jesus Mora, Solomon Luna and Raphael Gonzales.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Susie Ellen (Tilton) Hindman
Jul 13, 1885 - Jul 20, 1973

Mrs. Hindman

Funeral services are set for 9 a.m. Monday at the St. Andrews’s Catholic Church in Fort Worth for Mrs. Susie Ellen Hindman, 88, of Fort Worth who died Friday at Fort Worth.

Graveside services are set for noon Monday at Corsicana Catholic cemetery.

Rev. John Fowler will officiate at the graveside services. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a native of Kosse and a member of the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors include a son, Ben O. Hindman of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Olin Boese Sr., of Fort Worth; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother, Lawrence Tilton of Corsicana; and four sisters, Mrs. J. A. Boyd, Miss Florence Tilton, Miss Helen Tilton and Mrs. Seth Story, all of Corsicana.

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INFANT SON Maddox
Jul 20, 1947 - Jul 21, 1947

Rites For Infant Monday Afternoon

Infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Gene Maddox died at the P. and S. hospital late Sunday. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Black Hills cemetery where interment was made.

Surviving are the father of California; mother, Dawson, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Galbreath, Dawson.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 21, 1947
  • (Not sure buried here—obit says Black Hills and death certificate says Dawson)
  • s/o Gene Maddox and Marjorie Lois (Gilbreath) Maddox
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Merle (Coleman) Wilks
Jul 15, 1908 - Dec 5, 1949

Mrs. E. R. Wilks Funeral Rites Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. E. R. Wilks, aged 41 years, 612 North Third street, who died in the Navarro Clinic early Monday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in the Black Hills cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, E. D. Wilks; two daughters, Mrs. Wynona Mitchell and Mrs. Syble Foster, all of Corsicana; four grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Coleman, Lampasas; three brothers, Earl Coleman, Austin; Homer Coleman, Temple, and Roy Coleman, Burnet, and a sister, Mrs. Irene Johnson, Liberty Hill, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were E. E. Sheets, H. C. Ramsey, H. G. Bryant, C. D. Gilliam, E. M. Howell and E. E. Payne.

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Michael Samuel “Mike” Kamen
Dec 25, 1895 - Aug 31, 1950

Mike Kamen Dies Thursday; Rites Are Held Friday

Mike Kamen, 54, well-known merchant, died at his home, 614 West First avenue Thursday evening after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Harvey Wessell of Tyler and Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Corsicana.

Kamen was a merchant in Kerens for 25 years prior to moving to Corsicana five years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two brothers, David Kamen, Athens, and Irving Kamen, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Samuel Silverman, Des Moins, Ia., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred McBurney, Warren Brown, Jr. Marvin Wolens, Daniel Levy, Eddie Daniels, Sidney Miller and Sonny Daniels.

The Kerens Masonic Lodge had charge of the graveside rites.

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Irving Kamen
Nov 11, 1905 - Jun 6, 1957

Irving Kamen, 51, Dies Thursday; Services Friday

Irving Kamen, 51, retired merchant died at his home, 1404 Columbia, of a heart attack early Thursday morning.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Kamen was in business at Kerens for a number of years before coming to Corsicana 18 years ago.

He owned and operated Kamen’s department store at East Fifth avenue and North Beaton street for a number of years, and recently sold the business to Levine’s.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Kamen, Corsicana; a son, Allen Kamen, Corsicana; a brother, David Kamen, Athens; a sister, Mrs. Sam Silverman, Des Moines, Iowa, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rabbi J. D. Spear of Temple, Beth-El. The Kerens Masonic Lodge will have charge of the graveside rites.

Pallbearers will be Gabe Goldberg, Louis Goldberg, Julius Jacobs, Raymond Goldman, M. G. Golden, Max Rosenbloom, Morris Ashendorf, Morris Evans, Jay Silverberg and Kark Katz.

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Friday Services For Irving Kamen

Funeral services for Irving Kamen, 51, retired merchant, who died of a heart attack early Thursday at his home, 1404 Columbia, were held Friday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rabbi J. D. Spear of Temple Beth-El.

Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery with the Kerens Masonic Lodge in charge.

A native of Des Moines, Iowa, Kamen operated a store at Kerens for a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana 18 years ago. He retired from the mercantile business several months ago.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ida Kamen; a son, Allen Kamen, both of Corsicana; a brother, David Kamen, Athens; a sister, Mrs. Sam Silverman, DesMoines, Iowa, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Gabe Goldberg, Louis Goldberg, Julius Jacobs, Raymond Goldman, M. B. Golden, Max Rosenbloom, Morris Ashendorf, Morris Evans, Jay Silberberg and Karl Katz.

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David “Dave” Kamen
Jul 22, 1897 - Aug 6, 1970

Kamen Service Held Friday

Funeral services for Dave Kamen, 73, were conducted at 2 p.m. Friday by Rabbi Ernest Joseph in the chapel of Griffin Funeral Home. A dry goods merchant in Athens for 40 years, Kamen died Thursday morning in Henderson County Memorial Hospital. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and a former Rotarian.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Hattie Daniels Kamen of Athens; one daughter, Mrs. George Edwards of Cleveland; two grandsons, Gordon Edwards and Keith Edwards of Cleveland.

Nephews served as pallbearers and friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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Jessica (Bell) Kamen
Dec 6, 1894 - Apr 8, 1964

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Kamen

Mrs. Jessica Kamen, native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, long-time resident of Kerens and Corsicana, 1409 Arlington drive, died in Memorial hospital Wednesday afternoon following an illness of only a few hours. She was the widow of the late Mike Kamen.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim. Mrs. Kamen was a member of Temple Beth-El.

Mrs. Kamen was actively engaged in business with the Kamen store in Kerens for a number of years. She returned to Corsicana in 1950.

Surviving are a brother-in-law and two sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Dave Kamen, Athens and Mrs. Ida Kamen Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. George Edward, Athens, and Allen Kamen, Dallas, nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jerry Roe, John F. Summers, Ivan Rosenberg, George Edwards, Sidney Miller, Max Wolens, Marvin Shwarts, George Daniels, Ben Levy, Jack Young and Dr. Dan B. Hamill.

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Louis Martin Davis
Jan 22, 1895 - Oct 14, 1950

Louis Davis Is Buried On Monday

Louis Davis, 55, formerly of Corsicana, died at Kilgore Saturday night.

Funeral services were held at the Jewish cemetery here Monday at 3 p.m. where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Simon Cohen of Kilgore.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Davis, Kilgore; two daughters, Miss Helene Davis and Mrs. Seymore Van Os, both of Kilgore; a grandson; four brothers, Ben Davis, Marshall; E. H. Davis, Dallas; Abe Davis, Fort Worth, and Nathan Davis, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Jennie Wassserman, Monterey, Cal., and other relatives.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Janice Arlene (King) Vinson
Jan 18, 1927 - Mar 10, 2014

Janice Arlene Vinson, 87, of Bellmead passed away Monday, March 10, 2014.

Services will be 10 a.m. Friday, March 14, 2014 at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel in Waco, with Rev. Stuart Miller officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Laurel Land Cemetery in Dallas.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Bellmead Funeral Home.

Janice was born Jan. 18, 1927 in Dallas to Dee Webster and Esther
(Ingram) King. She graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas. In 1951 she married Ralph Dean Vinson with whom she lived in Blooming Grove from
1951 to 1966. He preceded her in death in 2009. She was a Registered Nurse and she last worked with the Veterans Administration Hospital in Waco.

Survivors include her sons, Dale Vinson of Anchorage, Alaska, Nathan Vinson of Dallas, David Vinson of Bellmead and Dean Vinson of Fritch; five grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Johnnie Leon Aven
June 27, 1921 - Mar 7, 2014

Mr. Johnnie Leon Aven, 92, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Johnnie Leon Aven, 92, of Corsicana passed away Friday, March 7, 2014 at Sterling House in Corsicana.

He was born June 27, 1921 in Roane to John Cleveland and Ollie Blanche Buchanan Aven.

Mr. Aven was an avid farmer in Powell and it has been said that he was always working (and working faster than anyone else). After retiring from farming, he loved to travel and to play dominoes with friends. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II spending some of his enlistment time in Iceland. He enlisted as a Private and was discharged as a Sergeant.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Genell; his parents; and also his siblings, Hazel Ragland, Helen Featherston, and Billy Gene Aven.

Mr. Aven is survived by his son, Jackie G. Aven and wife Jerry Ann of Houston; his grandchildren, Tammy Rea and husband Don, Tracey Allen and husband Tony, Anisa Aven, and Chance G. Aven and wife Kimberly, all of Houston. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruby Holloway of Mexia; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chance Aven, Cole Taylor, Rick Holloway, Gary Gober, Ken French and Jackie Farmer.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Cora Lee (Jonas) Sanders
Dec 18, 1927 - Mar 8, 2014

Cora Lee Sanders, 86 of Kerens, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 8, 2014. Born Cora Lee Jonas on Dec. 18, 1927 in Ballinger, Texas to John Francis and Treva Warren Jonas, she was one of 14 children raised on a cotton farm in Deming, N.M.

Cora Lee married Bill Sanders on May 24, 1946 and they lived in El Paso for much of their 52 years of marriage until Bill's death in 1998.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Deena and Phil Posey of Powell; grandsons Chris and wife Megan Latta Posey of Kerens, and Kyle and wife Cassidy Reed Posey of Cypress; three great-grandchildren, Alexis, Colton and Olivia Posey.

Memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating. Her ashes will be buried at a later date in New Mexico next to her husband.

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