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Jack Clarence Hensley
Mar 9, 1931 - Mar 9, 2014

Jack Clarence Hensley went to celebrate his 83rd birthday with Jesus on Sunday, March 9, 2014. He passed away at his home in Barry after a long illness. Jack was born on March 9, 1931 to Nicholas and Alice Stacy-Hensley in Hazard, Kentucky. His family moved to Los Angeles area when he was 5 years old to be closer to his older siblings. Jack was a long-time member of the Church of Jesus Christ and Latter Day Saints across the nation. Jack married Alberta Denny on Aug. 4, 1950 and had eight children. They spent their married life in California and Missouri, traveling with his young family with the construction business. Jack was a master carpenter, contractor who passed his love of building to his sons. He later returned to California where he resided with his son Dana and family until 1992. In 1992, Jack moved to Enid, Okla. to be closer to son Marshall and daughter Michelle and daughter Jen Bush. He then moved to Navarro county with his son Marshall and daughter-in-law Michelle, grandchildren Cyndi, Nicole, Stephanie and Jonathan Hensley. He has resided in Barry, in the home that he and son Marshall built where he enjoyed the beauty of God's work every spring when the bluebonnets bloomed in the fields around their home. He lived the last 14 years of his life with his daughter-in-law Michelle and husband Michael Larry Ball. He was a beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend.

He was preceded in death by his father Nicholas Hensley, mother Alice Stacy-Hensley, son Robert Hensley, son Marshall Hensley, daughter Christina Hensley Wilson and granddaughter Yvonne Gividen, brothers Morgan, Ira, Elijah, Nicholas, Carl and James, sisters Mallie, Betty, Florence, and Dixie.

He is survived by his children, Jack Jr. and wife Chris of Canton, Ohio; son Dana and wife Debbie of Elmira, N.Y.; daughter Jen Bush and husband Ken of Ponca City, Okla.; daughter Cheryl Merhoff of Wisconsin; daughter Shelly Duff of Missouri; daughter-in-law Michelle Ball and husband Michael Ball of the home.

Jack leaves behind a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren across the United States and many other loved ones, dear friends and adopted grandchildren. The family would like to express special thanks to friends Loyde and Pam Junkin of Palmer, Angels at Home, Corsicana and Cedar Lake Hospice of Corsicana. Without these true angels of mercy Jack would not have been able to have final wishes of being at home when he went to meet his Heavenly Father.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

The funeral, memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, presided by Elder Zackery Herrin of the Latter Day Saint Church. Pallbearers will be Sterling Johnson, grandson-in-law; Loyde Junkin, Russell Warren, Jonathan Hensley, grandson; Dale Jordan, Mike Ball. Honorary pallbearers will be George Gividen IV, grandson; Andrew Lewis, Johnny Matthews, Austin Sellers.

Memorials may be made in memory of Jack to Latter Day Saints Church, Angels at Home and Cedar Lake Hospice.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Note: Burial, Resthaven Memorial Park

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Rosendo "Roy" Mendez
June 7, 1956 - Mar 3, 2014

Rosendo “Roy” Mendez passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 in Arlington. He was born June 7, 1956 in Byrd, Texas to John and Martha Mendez.

Roy is survived by his parents and his daughters, Sarah Mendoza and Jessica Mendez. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jacob and Liliana Mendoza. Roy is survived by his siblings, John Mendez, Steve Mendez, Richard Mendez and Liza Jones and nieces and nephews, Monica Bravo, Nicholas Calvillo, Oscar Calvillo. And other family members, Darlene Mendez, Josie Miller, Sara Mares and Juan Mendoza.

Roy loved his family with all his heart and will live on in his family’s thoughts forever.

A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel in Corsicana.

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Stephen T. LaRoche
June 6, 1985 - Mar 8, 2014

Stephen T. LaRoche, 28, of Corsicana, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 8, 2014. He was born in Keene, N.H. on June 6, 1985 and was raised there until his family moved to Texas in 2006. Stephen graduated from Keene High School. He attended Keene State College and later Navarro College. He was employed as a personal trainer at Lott Physical Therapy & Fitness Center and had multiple training certificates. He was avid about sports. He was a Red Sox fan and played baseball, ice hockey and loved to fish and play golf with his family and friends. He also held a 5th degree brown belt in karate.

Stephen is survived by his loving parents, Thomas LaRoche and Elizabeth Edwards LaRoche; paternal grandfather George LaRoche and his wife Pat; maternal grandmother Emily Franzen-Langa; uncles and aunts, Ed and Donna LaRoche, Michael and Janet LaRoche, Emil Joseph Edwards, Jeffrey and Susan Tyner and Amy Edwards; cousins, Eric LaRoche, Emily Martineau, Bryan LaRoche, Amy Bah, Shea Tyner, Megan Tyner, Douglas Edwards, and Tyler, Joseph and Alexis VanCleave; numerous other family and friends.

Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Grace Community Church with John Baker officiating.

Condolences for Thomas and Elizabeth LaRoche can be sent to 415 W.
Harris Road, Corsicana, Texas 75110

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Navarro County Food Pantry, P.O. Box 1263, Corsicana, Texas 75151.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas.

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Barbara Dean (Hiler) Garrison
Jan 1, 1936 - Mar 9, 2014

Barbara Hiler Garrison, 78, of Kerens passed away Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Corsicana. She was born Jan. 1, 1936 in Blooming Grove to George and Georgia Hiler in a family of eight daughters and three sons, she was the youngest daughter. Barbara was the much-loved wife of Jerry A Garrison. Her family was her pride and great joy and the main focus of her life.

She was preceded in death by infant daughter, Rebecca Lynn, her parents and numerous brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews.

She leaves behind her children, Belinda Brownlow and husband Mike, Jerry W. Garrison and wife Lisa, Ray Garrison and wife Cindy; grandchildren Mathew Brownlow and Rebecca Brownlow, Bryan Garrison and wife Crystal, Randy Garrison and wife Alicia, Arryn Dennington and husband Taylor, Raigen Garrison and Gentry Garrison and her great-grandchildren were a much-loved addition to her family, Blair and Whitney Garrison, Jason Garrison, Ava Dennington and Karter Phillips. With such a large family, Barbara had many nieces and nephews and she had such a special love for all of them. Barbara had a special gift for making each person in her life feel like the most important person in her life because they were.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at First United Methodist Church in Kerens. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Johnnie Dwayne Middleton
Oct 18, 1950 - Oct 19, 1950

Twin Boys’ Rites Are Held Friday

Funeral services for Ronnie Wayne and Johnnie Dwayne, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Middleton, who died Thursday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.


Surviving are the parents, a brother, Michael; a sister; Rosemary Middleton, all of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Middleton, Barry, and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Easterling of Emhouse.

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Ronnie Wayne Middleton
Oct 18, 1950 - Oct 19, 1950

Twin Boys’ Rites Are Held Friday

Funeral services for Ronnie Wayne and Johnnie Dwayne, infant twin sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Middleton, who died Thursday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.


Surviving are the parents, a brother, Michael; a sister; Rosemary Middleton, all of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Middleton, Barry, and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Easterling of Emhouse.

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Gertrude Florence “Gertie” Threet
1904 - Dec 19, 1950

Miss Thrett Is Buried Wednesday

Miss Gertie Florence Thrett, 45, died at her home in Milford Tuesday. Funeral rites were held Wednesday from the First Methodist church in Milford with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are her father, John T. Thrett, Milford; two brothers and seven sisters. One sister, Mrs. J. D. Robinson, resides at Frost.

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Andrew Meriel Derden
B & D Oct. 26, 1950

Funeral Rites For Infant Held

Funeral services for Andrew Meriel Derden, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Derden, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon were held Friday at 1 p.m. from the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Millard Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Ernest Michael Derden, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Riley M. Derden and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Ard, all of Corsicana.

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Ada Lee (White) Hardy-Vest
Apr 17, 1900 - Dec 10, 1951

Richland Auto Victim Buried
Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Lee Vest, 51, fatally injured Saturday night two miles north of Mexia while walking along Highway 14, were held at 1 p.m. Monday from the First Baptist church at Richland.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Averett, pastor of the church.

Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Her husband was also struck by the car but was not seriously hurt.

Highway Patrolman Jack Schuo of Mexia investigated the accident. Reports from Mexia are that the car involved was driven by Mrs. Morris Long of Corsicana.

Mrs. Long and her husband are reported to have failed to see the couple walking along the highway as an approaching car’s lights interfered.

Surviving are her husband, T. F. Vest, Route 1, Richland; two sons, William Hardy, Waco, and Malcolm Hardy, Texas City; two daughters, Mrs. Daisy Lou McCormick and Mrs. Lucile Johnson both of Freeport, Fla.

Corley directed.

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Raymond Regan Davidson
Oct 12, 1905 - Aug 07, 1950

Emhouse Rites Held Tuesday For R. R. Davidson

Final rites were held Tuesday afternoon in Emhouse for Raymond R. Davidson, 44, who died at his home there Monday morning following a heart attack.

Services were held from the Emhouse Baptist church, with Rev. J. R. Fletcher and Rev. V. A. Fielden officiating. Burial was in the cemetery at Rice.

Davidson had farmed in the Emhouse area for the past 28 years.

Surviving are the wife of Emhouse; a daughter, Mrs. Billy Bradley of Corsicana; two sons, Kenneth and Randall, both of Emhouse; mother, Mrs. Artie Davidson of Corsicana; a brother, Jess Davidson, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Pryor, Mrs. Grace Collins and Mrs. Katherine Sheets, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Leiland Dockery, Pierce Dockery, Randall Tinkle, Al Tinkle, Jim Freeman, Ira Hinley, Earl Brown and Pierce Pate.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Rhonda Karen Sheets
B & D Dec. 7, 1951

Infant Services Held Saturday

Funeral services for Rhonda Karen Sheets, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Sheets of Roane who died early Friday morning at the Navarro clinic, were held at p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Interment was in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mrs. Annie Sheets of Roane and Mrs. J. T. Davidson of Corsicana and other relatives.

Corley directed.

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Johnnie Odella (Arrington) Gregory
Jan 16, 1863 - Dec 30, 1950

Mrs. S. N. Gregory Funeral Sunday

Mrs. S. N. Gregory, 78, of Rice, died Saturday night at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services were held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Ray and Rev. Ira L. Winterrowd.

Native of Lamar county, Ala., where she was born Jan. 16, 1863, Mrs. Gregory had resided in Navarro county 63 years and in Rice 54 years.

Surviving are seven daughters, Mrs. Jim Lee, Mrs. D. F. Bell, Mrs. W. C. Mahaley and Miss Verna Gregory, all of Rice; Mrs. L. A. Ellison, Ada, Okla.; Mrs. C. R. McLaurin Lubbock, and Mrs. Alice Bell, Dallas; 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lonnie Williams, W. V. McDowal, Milton Emmerit, Ernest Cummings, Ira Cardwell and R. E. Bounds.

Corley directed.

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John Thomas Lee
Sep 5, 1882 - Nov 7, 1951

J. T. Lee Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for James Thomas Lee, 69, carpenter of Rice, who died Wednesday, were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Rice Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Born at Dawson, he resided at El Paso prior to moving to Rice 13 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; a daughter, Mrs. Roy H. Barr, Sheldon, Mo.; three grandchildren, two brothers, Frank Lee, Oklahoma City, and J. D. Lee, Waco, and two sisters, Mrs. Fanny Farmer and Mrs. Mary Hills, both of Dawson.

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Robert John Page, Sr.
Jan 17, 1892 - May 22, 1951

Contractor Dies Of Heart Attack

Robert Page, age 59 years, building contractor, died at his home on West Second avenue early Tuesday morning with a heart attack.

Funeral services are planned Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church here.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Roberts and Mrs. George McDonald, all of Corsicana; mother, Mrs. Ola Page and two brothers, Gordon Page and Harold Page, all of Blooming Grove.

Page was a member of the First Methodist church and the Brotherhood Bible class.

Pallbearers will be B. F. Wright, Gordon Collins, Neal Carroll, Rufus Pevehouse, Doyle Pevehouse, T. M. George, Jr., Warren Whitten, Claude Putmaqn, Dewey Osteen, L. J. Griffin and J. R. Griffin.

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Roy Glenn Cunningham
Nov 15, 1951 - Nov 23, 1951

Dresden.

DRESDEN, Nov.27—(Spl.)—Funeral services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Cunningham who died last Friday at Stinnett, was held Sunday afternoon at the home of his grandfather, R. L. Cunningham, with Rev. T. R. Harrison conducting the rites. Burial was in Dresden cemetery, with the McCormick Funeral Service conducting.

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Infant Son Freeman
b & d Jun 17, 1952

Freeman Infant Rites At Dresden

An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas C. Freeman, 620 West Fourth Avenue, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday.

Funeral rites are planned at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Dresden cemetery where interment will be made.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Ben T. Welch, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are the parents, Corsicana; grandparents, Mrs. Gola Renfrow, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Joe Freeman, Teague, and other relatives.

McCammon in charge.

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Alsa McMullan
abt 1919 - Mar 8, 2014

Alsa McMullan, 94, of Hubbard, passed Saturday, March 8, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at the Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, FM 744 and NWCR 3280 in Pelham.
Interment will follow at the Bell Cemetery in Pelham. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Roberta Jane (Beaton) Eyberg
Jan 10, 1920 - Mar 9, 2014
 

Roberta Jane Eyberg passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 9, 2014 in Houston at the age of 94.

She was born Jan. 10, 1920 in Corsicana to Walter Beaton and Roberta Whitaker Beaton and grew up among a loving family, including her sister, Katherine, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. Roberta spent many of her early years on the family farm before moving into town. She attended Texas Women’s College in Denton before embarking on a secretarial career with an energy company in Tulsa, Okla. It was in a Tulsa church youth group that she met her husband of almost 65 years, Quentin, from Duluth, Minn. Together they lived across the globe and made life-long friends along the way — in Tulsa, Antwerp, Belgium, Le Havre, France, Kansas, Canada, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Southern California and the Washington D.C. area. Roberta and Quentin chose to spend their retirement years in Woodcreek, Wimberley, Texas where they enjoyed traveling, golf, bridge, new friends and the hill country pace. She often awed us with her uncanny ability to accurately recite the dates and addresses of the 48 moves she and Quentin had made. They continued to travel to interesting places like Prince Edward Island, the Panama Canal, New Zealand and Duluth, Minn.

Roberta was a beautiful and gracious Southern lady with bright blue eyes, and a sweet smile that made an impression on everyone. Roberta was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and homemaker, honing her skills as a wonderful cook and seamstress. She loved a good game of bridge, baking family meals, intimate social gatherings and being with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Quentin, and is survived by her children, Douglas Eyberg and wife Lynn, and Sarah Siniaho, her grandchildren, John Peissel and wife Estrella, Christina Pastrana and husband Janer, Eric Eyberg and wife Lethurzia, Brynn Siniaho and Alicia Siniaho, and her great-grandchildren, Mayra Nunez, Adriana Peissel, Francesca Peissel, Brayden Eyberg and Valentina Eyberg. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Katherine Sharp, and nephew Dick Sharp, as well as brother-in-law, John Eyberg and wife Margaret.

A memorial service will be held at Chapel in the Hills, Wimberley at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014. In lieu of flowers or other gifts, please consider contributions to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Edith Mae (Taylor) Brewer
May 21, 1927 - Mar 12, 2014

Edith Mae Brewer, 86, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

She was born May 21, 1927 in Dawson, to John and Mary Taylor.

Ms. Brewer was a member of Northside Baptist Church since spring of 1976 where she also taught Sunday school class for over 30 years. She also taught a bible school class at Friendship Towers. She was head teller at what is now Bank of America. She enjoyed quilting, painting and wrote cards to encourage her friends and family.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Hugh Brewer, in 2007; three brothers, Hershel, Walter and Bill; and one sister, Mary.

Survivors include her children, David Brewer and wife Cathleen of Silver City, and Patricia Miller of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kevin Brewer, Anna Brewer, Rhonda O'Daniel and husband Robert, Jerry Miller and wife Rachel, and Johnny Miller and wife Cindy; 18 great grandchildren; 21 great great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Armin Piel, Mike Cox, B.J. Coker, Joe Sims, Al Fisher and Steven Adams.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Shook
Dec 6, 1923 - Mar 11, 2014

James Shook, 90, of Corsicana, passed away March 11, 2014.

He was born Dec. 6, 1923 in Corsicana to Milford and Ida Shook. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. He was an avid golfer and bowler and loved to be outdoors. He was always there to help anyone whenever he was needed. In 1985, he retired from Fibergrate and they moved back to Corsicana to live out their retirement years helping raise their great niece and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Mildred Low Shook; parents; brother, Milford Shook Jr.; son, James Kevin Shook; and brother-in-law, Joe Baumgartner.

Survivors include his sister, Peggy Baumgartner; daughter-in-law, Caroline Higgins; nieces and nephews, Janet and husband Leon Foster, Anele and husband Mike Richardson and Denise and husband Jerry Brown; great nieces and nephews, Elizabeth and husband Kevin Collier, Hayden and wife Tiffany Richardson and Dillon and wife Allison Brown.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 15, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Ed Straubing officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Collier, Hayden Richardson, Dillon Brown and Ty Anderson.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Noah S. Moffett
June 3, 1898 - Apr 27, 1989

Noah S. Moffett, 92, of Corsicana, died April 27, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Independent Baptist Church. The Rev. Kennedy Young will officiate. Burial will be at Cedar Grove Cemetery in Streetman.

He was a member of the Bethany Baptist Church and the Prince Hall Lodge.

Survivors include his wife, Corine Moffett of Corsicana; four daughters Pearlie Collins, Syrilla Nobles, Debra Woods, all of Corsicana, Lena Beans of Dayton, Oio; three sons Roy Moffett of Fort Worth, Noah Moffett Jr. of San Diego, Calif. and Ralph L. Moffett of Dallas, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Horace Jones, Horace Jones Jr., Anthony Jones, Ronald Jones, Stacy Jones, L.A. Jones and Roger Jones.

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Juanita L. Hamilton
Jan 18, 1915 - Apr 28, 1989

Juanita L. Hamilton, 74, died Friday April 28, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital after a long illness.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Cool Springs Cemetery with Rev. Dave Knaus officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Hamilton was born Jan. 18, 1915 in Blunt Springs, Ala. He [sic] moved to Texas with his [sic] family in 1920. He [sic] had been a Corsicana resident since 1961.

She was proprieter of Juanita's Tea Room in Navarro Mall for a number of years. She retired in 1981. She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge, No. 128. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

She is survived by one sister Lou Gamble of Corsicana; two sister-in-laws, Linnie M. Locke and Zula M. Locke, of Houston, one foster daughter Wanda Murphy of Decatur and a number of nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

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Elijah D. Ragan
Apr 29, 1989

Elijah D. Ragan of Kingswood, Texas, 70 died in a Houston hospital, Saturday, April 29, 1989.

Born near Barry in 1918, he was a native of Navarro County and had moved to Houston in 1947.

Services will be at the Brookside Funeral Home in Humble at 11 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in the Brookside Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife Nell; a son Rod Hall; one grandson, two brothers, Jimmy Ragan of Greenville, Reo Ragan of Midland; one sister, Mable Slaughter of DeSoto, and many nieces and nephews, including Judge Billy Ragan.

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Dorothy Claire (Sweatmon) Breeland
Feb 15, 1907 - Apr 25, 1989

Dorothy Claire Sweatmon died April 25, 1989, in Dallas.

Memorial service will be held were held Thursday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Northwest Highway Chapel.

She was born Feb. 15, 1907, in Corsicana. She received a B.S. degree from Baylor University and an M.S. from SMU. She taught in the Corsicana and Highland Park School Districts.

She is survived by her husband, A.W. (Jack) Breeland; a son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lyn Breeland; a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. William Odum; four grandsons; five great grandchildren; nieces Carrolyn Rice, Mrs. Neely Coble, of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. Joe Hodges of Midland and a nephew, Robert Sweatmon of Denton.

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Bertha Lee Harris
June 14, 1902 - May 16, 1989

Mrs Bertha Lee Harris, 86, of Corsicana, died May 16, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Oleander Cemetery in Galveston.

She was born June 14, 1902, in Ruston, La., and had lived in Corsicana for 12 years. She was a retired manager for the C.P. Evans Food Store in Galveston, and a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include one brother, Walter Seago of Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews, including Julie Crawford of Corsicana, H.G. Cooper of LaMarque and Richard Cooper of Clear Lake.

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Gladys May (Jackson) Gardner
May 30, 1900 - May 15, 1989


Gladys Gardner, 88, of Corsicana, died Monday, May 15, 1989, at her residence in Corsicana.

Services will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Officiating will be Jerry Turner. Burial will be at Homewood Cemetery in Pennsylvania.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat MacDonald of Pittsburgh, Penn., Gay Turner of Corsicana; grandsons, David Turner of Arlington and Chris Turner of Tyler, two grand-daughters, Jennifer Turner of Corsicana and Christine Henderson of Montreal, Canada and one great-grandchild, Alison Henderson of Montreal, Canada.

Memorials will go to the Corsicana Christian Academy, P.O. Box 1048, Corsicana, Texas, 75151.

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Martha Nell (Chappell) Mitchell
Feb 11, 1931 - May 21, 1989

Martha Nell Mitchell, 58, of Corsicana, died May 21, 1989 at home.

Serices will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Calvin Francis will officiate. Burial will be in the Wortham Cemetery.

She was born Feb. 11, 1931 in Limestone County and had lived in Corsicana for 40 years.

She was employed by Chattanooga Glass Company for 10 years, and was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, George Mitchell and Tim Mitchell, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Carole Mitchell and Linda Mitchell, both of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Chappell, of Corsicana; a brother, Dwight Chapel, of Rosenburg; a sister, Dortha Phillips, of Kerens; one grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Nobie Irene (Nance) Magnenat
May 16, 1905 - May 21, 1989

Mrs. Herman "Noble" Magnenat, 84, of Corsicana, died May 21, 1989 at Twilight Home.

Services were 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Carl Utley officiating. Burial was in the Mexia City Cemetery.

She was born May 16, 1905 in Mineola, and had lived in Corsicana for 55 years. She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Wardine E. Magnenat, of Corsicana; two brothers, J.W. Nance, of San Antonio, and Z.T. Nance, of Big Spring, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman J. Magnenat in 1967, and a son, Robert Louis Magnenat in 1937.

Pallbearers were C.E. Middleton, Walter Hanan, Victor Cooper, Eugene Stewart, david Ralston, Bill Bradford and Ed Blackburn.

Honorary pallbearers were dr. James F. Witten and Dr. E.S. Middleton.

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Eula Faye (Threet) Norwood
Jan 5, 1927 - Mar 12, 2014
 

Mrs. Eula Faye Norwood, 87, wife of E.C. “Clay” Norwood, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.

She was born to L.P. and Eula Reid Threet in Tupelo on January 5, 1927.

She was a graduate of Navarro College summa cum laude with an Associate Business Degree, and obtained Certified Professional Secretary status in 1964. She and Clay were married on May 31, 1964. Shortly thereafter they bought Superior Ice and Foods and discontinued that business and started Corsicana Overhead Door and Corsicana Answering Service at the same location. She was a charter member of the Corsicana Chapter International Secretaries Association, I00F Rebekah Lodge #128, and was a former member of Trinity Baptist Church; she was currently a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church. She had served as Sunday School Teacher, church clerk, church reporter, treasurer, youth director, and visitation chairperson in various churches over the years. She was Baptist through the years, and had a great love for Southern Gospel music and sang with various groups at nursing homes over the years. She and her husband also sang duets in church and in nursing homes during their married life. She was receptionist and later office manager for C.L. (Buster) Brown and his father for over 28 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, L.P. and Eula (Sis) Threet; sister, Pauline French Stuard; grandparents, J.B. and Ada Jane Miller Reid, and C.H. and Virginia Smotherman Threet; uncles, Walker Threet and Brove Reid; aunts, Mamie Drain, Gertrude Combs, Callie Barnes and Dool Fitzgerald; numerous cousins and other relatives.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, E.C. “Clay” Norwood; sons, Sam Norwood and wife Sabrina of Questa, N.M., and John Paul Norwood and fiancé Laura Houghton of Palestine; grandsons, Tyler Norwood and wife Alana, and Daniel Norwood of Albuquerque, N.M.; granddaughters, Samantha Norwood of Albuquerque, N.M. and Sabra Burnett and husband Josh of Fort Hood; sisters, Frances Walker of Fort Collins, Colo. and Cherry Layfield of Waxahachie; and good friend, Linda Fannin of Corsicana.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with her nephew, the Rev. Thomas Layfield officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ron Morrison, Wayne Owen, Steve Worsham, Tim Rozelle, James Ledbetter and C. L. “Buster” Brown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Avenue Baptist Church,
3045 W. 2nd Avenue, Corsicana, TX 75110.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Robert Eugene Williams
Jan 10, 1892 - May 2, 1989

WILLIAMS
R. Eugene, 97, a retired employee of the Katy Railroad (MKT), and a resident of Grace Presbyterian Village, died Tuesday in Dallas. Memorial services will be held at 3:00 P.M. Friday at the Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church, 6000 S. Hampton Road. Rev. Alexander McLachlan officiating. Mr. Williams had been a member of the church for over 60 years. Mr. Williams had a 52 year career with the railroad, which began in 1917 with the T&P in Dallas. He joined the Katy in 1925, also in Dallas, and retired July 31, 1970 in Denison. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks during his entire career, during which he held numerous leadership positions. He served as General Chairman and General Secretary-Treasure [sic] of B of RC Lodge 582, and Adjustment Chairman for the MKT system.

He served his church in many ways, including elder, deacon, and trustee, and was elected elder-emerities in his later years. He had been transferred to Denison by the Katy in 1957, and worked there until his retirement but maintained his Dallas home with his late wife, Viola, where both were active in the church. He had been a mason for 76 years.

He is survived by four sons, J. Richard Williams of Bullard, Texas, F. Cullen Williams of London, England, John a. Williams, of Red Oak, Texas, and F. Clark Williams of Dallas; 15 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; one sister, Clorena Griffith of San Antonio; and two brothers, Curtis E. Williams of Corsicana, Texas and P. Irvin Williams of Edinberg, Texas.

He was born January 10, 1892 in Tupelo, MS, and moved to Texas as a baby. He attended schools in Frost, Navarro County, where he grew up; and the Metropolitian Business College in Dallas. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Mamie Ruth Keathley and his wife of 56 years, Edna Viola Clark. In lieu of the usual remembrances, the family has requested memorials may be made to Grace Presbyterian Village or to the Oak Cliff Presbyterian Church.

LAURELLAND
S. Thornton at Laurel Land Rd. 371-1336

Notes:

  • Dallas Morning News - Thursday, May 4, 1989
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Luke McKinney Thornton
Mar 23, 1923 - May 9, 1989

Luke McKinney Thornton, 65, of Palestine died Tuesday, May 9, 1989, at the Memorial Hospital in Palestine.

Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Crockett Road Church of Christ in Palestine, with Dan Manuel officiating. Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana following graveside services at 4 p.m. Arrangements are being handled by Bailey and Foster Funeral Home.

Survivors include a wife, Priscilla Lively Thornton of Palestine; one daughter, Cynthia Jane Thornton of Richardson; one son Mark McKinney Thornton of Athens; two sisters, Ellen Thornton Tanner of Kerens and Jo Thornton Reagan of Dallas.

He was born March 23, 1923, in Kerens. He was a son of the late John Dorris Thornton and Lottie V. McKinney Thornton.

He was a member of the Crockett Road Church of Christ. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II in the 87nd Airborne Signal Company.

He was a life member of VFW post 3907 in Palestine. He graduated from Kerens High School in 1941 and later attended Weatherford Junior College and Navarro Junior College and East Texas State University. He recieved his bachelor's and master's degrees from ETSU in 1950 and 1951, respectively. He began his coaching career at Community High Schol and later bcame athletic director, head coach and principal of Rockwall High School. He also served as athletic director and head coach of Wilmer Hutchins High School. His athletic awards include Texas High School Coach of the year, 1964; Who's Who in American Education, and Texas High School coaches Association Hall of Fame. In 1966, he left active coaching to become assistant superintendent of Palestine High school and 13 years later, he was named superintendent, a position he served in until the time of his death.

Condolence calls will be received form 7 to 9 p.m Thursday at Baily and Foster.

Pallbearers will be Bob Stephenson, Curtis Fitzgerald, David Dickey, Bill Bradley, Marion Turner and Jerry Ives.

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Minnie Doris (Burgess) "Mickey" Kuhns
Jan 30, 1915 - May 10, 1989

Minnie B. (Mickey) Kuhns, 74, of Corsicana died May 10, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Graveside services will be 3:30 p.m. Friday in Oakwood Cemetery, with Russell Bankes officiating. Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a member of the North Beaton Church of Christ and was employed at Sears & Roebuck in Corsicana for 29 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd E. Kuhns, May 19, 1983, and one sister, Emily Stokes, Jan. 31, 1986.

She is survived by one sister, Maybell (Sug) Frederick of Fort Worth; one brother, R. P. Burgess of San Bernidino, Calif.; one brother-in-law, Ernest Stokes of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews, including Jamie Stokes and Gary Stokes, both of Corsicana.

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Charles Clarence King
May 4, 1913 - May 12, 1989

Charles C. King, 76, of Corsicana, died May 12, 1989, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Temple.

Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. David Hale and Dr. Charles Rice will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He was born May 4, 1913, in Corsicana. He was retired form the Air Force.

King is survived by his wife, Hilda King of Corsicana; one son, Robert King of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; one daughter, Charlene Bookout of Corsicana; three grandchildren; and one brother, James O. King.

Pallbearers will be Mike King, Dan Donald King, Ronnie King, Oliver Mesker, Montee Ray Freeman and John Wesley Freeman.

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Lula Ellen Patrick
abt 1900 - May 20, 1989

Lula Patrick, 89, of Corsicana, died May 20, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services were 10 a.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Dr. David Hale officiating. Burial followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Billy G. and Billie L. Young of Grandview; four grandchildren, Marsha Basham of Corsicana, Kathy Branden of Sand Flat, William Young, U.S. Army, and John Young of Grandview; three great-grandchildren.

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Cecile L. Davant
Mar 25, 1895 - May 24, 1989

Cecile L. Davant, 94, died May 24, 1989 at home in Corsicana.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Officiating will be Dr. Charles Rice and Dr. E.F. Baumfalk. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born in Chatfield, Texas, March 25, 1895. She was the widow of the late James Edwin (Ted) Davant, who died in April 1978.

The devants were long time residents of Corsicana and members of the First Methodist Church.

There were no survivors.

Pallbearers will be Herbert Wilcox, Carter Brasleton, Lynn Sanders, Raymond Hayes, Allen Bryant and Royce Owen.

Honorary pallbearers will be David Ralston, Herbert Brasleton, Jerry Roe, Paul Sloan, Kenneth Ware, J.J. Kelt, W.M. Clayton, Dr. James Curington, Herb Payne, Joe Castle, Leonard Giesler, W.A. Mizzel, Jim Hodge and Willie Blesset.

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Susan Ann Willis
Apr 5, 1969 - May 27, 1989

Susan Ann Willis, 20, of Corsicana, died May 27, 1989 at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Chapel with Pastor Joe Scro officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was born April 5, 1969 in Corsicana. She was a lifetime resident. She was a 1987 graduate of Corsicana High School and was involved in numerous school activities. She attended the University of Texas where she was a member of Zeta Tau Alph Sorority and other university activities. She was a member of Believers Bible Church.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald A. Willis of Corsicana; one sister, Ellen Willis of Corsicana; paternal grandmother, Virginia Willis Ellsey of Corsicana; maternal grandparents, Carol and LaVoyce McCurdy of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be John Albritton, Doug Coursey, Scott Settle, Scott McCurdy, and Jim McCurdy. Honorary pallbeares will be members of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority.

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Elbert Leslie Day
Jan 1896 - Mar 9, 1952

Elbert Day Dies Sunday Morning

Elbert Day, 56, formerly of Alma, died early Sunday at his home in Artesia, N. M.

Funeral services will be held at the Rice cemetery at 2 p.m. Tuesday where burial will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

Day moved to Artesia 12 years ago.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. E. G. Young, Fort Worth; Mrs. James Davis and Mrs. Claude Smith, both of Artesia; three sons, Sloan and Henry Day, both of Artesia, and Carter Day, Lendale, California; 10 grandchildren, four brothers, Hubert, Buster and Cosie Day, all of McLean, and Buddy Day, Clovis, Calif., and four sisters and other relatives.

McCammon directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 10, 1952
  • h/o Josephine Vivian (Grizzard) Day married Oct. 31, 1915; s/o James H. “Jim” Day & Charlotte (Wilson) Day
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Mary Catherine (Edens) Arnold
Nov 26, 1862 - Feb 8, 1952

Rice Resident Expires Friday

Mrs. Mary Catherine Arnold, 89, died at her home in Rice Friday night.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Centeral Methodist church, Corsicana, and Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the First Baptist church, Rice.

Mrs. Arnold came to Rice in 1922 from Monroe County, Ala., where she was born.

Surviving are a brother, R. A. Edens, Rice, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Ira Cardwell, M. V. Fitzgerald, J. N. Wear, Cecil Newman, J. K. Bradley and Ernest Cummins.

McCammon directed.

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Mary Lillian Sessions
Mar 10, 1873 - Jan 24, 1952

Miss Sessions Died Thursday

Miss Mary Lillian Sessions, 78, died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a member.

Miss Sessions was born March 10, 1873, near Rice and resided in Rice and Corsicana all of her life. She made her home at 307 West Seventh Avenue. She was the daughter of Egbert G. and Mary Graham Sessions and the granddaughter of Isaac Boone Sessions, a pioneer resident of Navarro county.

Surviving are two brothers, Scott S. Sessions, Guthrie, Okla., and Don E. Sessions, Altus, Okla.; a sister, Mrs. Hope Billingsley, Dallas and other relatives.

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Mertie Sherman Miles
Jun 28, 1878 - Feb 7, 1952

Friday Services For M. S. Miles

Funeral services for M. S. Miles, 73, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Thursday afternoon, were held at 2 p.m. Friday from the First Baptist church in Rice.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

A native of Alabama, he had made his home in Rice 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; two sons, S. A. Miles, Corsicana, and J. W. Miles, Houston; three daughters, Mrs. H. W. South, Houston; Mrs. A. F. Montgomery, Eureka, and Mrs. R. C. Dukeminier, Houston; six grandchildren, a brother, John F. Miles, Deaverton, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hawkins, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. W. Tarwater, a twin sister, of Fayetteville, Ala.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John D. Spencer, Alvin Jones, Ernest Cummins, Ernest H. Hoffman, Baron South, and Clarence Mahaley.

Corley directed.

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Grover Crawford
Apr 7, 1893 - Aug 29, 1950

Grover Crawford Dies At Kerens

Grover Crawford, 57, died early Tuesday morning at Kerens.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Stockton Funeral Home there. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are the wife of Kerens; a son, Lt. Washburn Crawford of Norfolk, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Bettye Jo Tekell of Austin; four granddaughters; six brothers, Lamar Crawford of Houston; Morris, Joe and M. J. of Kerens; Bus and Lonnie of Pasadena, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Copeland of Pursley; Mrs. I. A. Stovall of Kerens and Mrs. Naomi Schreiber of Houston, and Mrs. W. G. Owen of Mildred, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. H. W. Hoffer, Dr. Jimmie Curington, Jerre Daniel, Bill Wassom, Joe Wilson, Andrew McClung, Glenn Williams and L. W. Rudd.

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Jessie Gertrude (Harrell) Moore
Sep 19, 1902 - Jun 22, 1951

Kerens Resident Succumbs Friday

KERENS, June 23—(AP) –Mrs. Jessie Harrel Moore, 48, life-long resident of Kerens and Navarro county, died in the John Sealy Hospital, Galveston, at 8:15 p.m. Friday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here, of which she was a member, at 4 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton O. Davis, pastor.

Surviving are her husband, Freeman Moore, Kerens; three brothers, Lester E. Harrell, San Antonio; W. E. Harrell, Austin, and Odie Harrell, Wichita Falls; a half-brother, Paul Harrell, Houston, a half-sister, Mrs. Dorothy Nell Scrimsher, Dallas; a step-sister, Mrs. Curry Butler, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. Lucy Jennings, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Inmon Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 23, 1951
  • h/o Freeman “Pete” Moore d/o William Ephraim “Will” Harrell Virginia Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Bragg) Harrell buried at Post Oak cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Vinnie Leal Calvert
Feb 25, 1886 - May 17, 1951

Calvert Rites Held On Friday

Funeral services for Miss Vennie Calvert, 67, former Powell resident, who died Thursday at her home in Kaufman, were held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Powell Church of Christ.

The rites were conducted by Silas Triplett, minister of the West Side Church of Christ. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Hopkins, Troup, and a number of nephews and nieces.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley directed.

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Wiley Perkins Calvert
Aug 28, 1875 - Aug 24, 1948

WYLIE P. CALVERT FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Wylie P. Calvert, aged 72 years, died at his home north of Powell Tuesday.

Funeral services were held from the Powell Church of Christ Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

Born August 28, 1975, in Tennessee, Calvert had resided in Navarro county for 62 years. He was a farmer.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Vinnie Calvert, Powell, and Mrs. W. F. Hodkin, Kemp; and several nieces and nephews.

The rites were conducted by Bill Cofer, Church of Christ minister of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, Methodist pastor of Powell.

Pallbearers were Charles Kent, Newell Gotcher, Valon Lonon, Alton Thomason, Frank Dickson and Jesse Lassiter.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Arnim Lee Banks
Aug 15, 1913 - May 12, 1989

A. L. (Arnim) Banks, 75, of Corsicana, died Friday, May 12, 1989, in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Temple.

Services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. B.F. Risinger officiating.

Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park.

He was a member of the American Legion post No. 22. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, No. 174.

He is survived by one niece, Marilyn Banks, of Gretna, Louisiana; two nephews, David Banks of Gretna, Louisiana and Ben Allen Banks of Galveston; and a number of cousins.

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Helen Frances (Foster) Rhoads
abt 1926 - May 12, 1989

Helen Rhoads, 63, of Corsicana, died Friday, May 12, 1989, at her residence.

Graveside services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rest Haven Memorial Park. The Rev. Richard Freeman will officiate.

Survivors include her husband, Lonnie Rhoads, of Corsicana; a son, Lt. Col. Ronnie Rhoads, of Fayetteville, N.C.; two daughters, Scarlett Whittaker of Sweetwater and Sandra Boyd of Plano; four brothers Chester Foster, of Clay City, Ilinois; Welton Foster of Allen Park, Mich., Marvin Foster of Arlington and Melvin Foster of Cayuga and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be: Ken Freeman, Darwin Freeman, Marvin Freeman, Michael Freeman, Anthony Freeman, Terry Freeman, Wayne Freeman, Floyd Freeman and Dale Beardel.

Arrangements will be with Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.

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Jonnie Lee Buck
Apr 25, 1933 - May 22, 1989

Jonnie L. Buck, 56, of Corsicana, died May 22, 1989, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Temple.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Wayne Mahoney officiating. Burial will follow in Rest Haven Memorial Park.

Survivors include one son, Henry Buck of Shreveport, La.; his mother, Janie H. Buck of Corsicana; and one sister, Dorothy McCulloch of Corsicana.

Members of the local VFW Post, Buddy Ward, Allen Ward, Billy Bob Boatwright, Jim Donald, Lee Toms, Chester Nelson, and Jessie Griffith, will serve as pallbearers.

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Maggie Mae "Polly" Henkel
abt 1926 - May 22, 1989

Maggie (Polly) Henkel, 63, died Monday, May 22, 1989, at home in Garland.

Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel, 6000 south R.L. Thornton, Dallas. Maurice Netherly, minister, will officiate and burial will be in Rest Haven Memorial Park, Corsicana, with services at 11:30 a.m. Laurel Land Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

She was a bookkeeper for Bright Banc for several years and was formerly of Corsicana.

Survivors include three sons, James Henkel of Cleveland, Ohio, Henry Henkel of Dallas and Allen Henkel of Garland; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, J.T. Nash; three sisters, Louise McBroom of Summerset, Hallie Baker and Frances Harwell of Dallas.

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George Wesley Travis
Apr 3, 1892 - Aug 14, 1951

G. W. Travis Rites At Rice Church

G. W. Travis, 59, former Rice resident, died in a Denton hospital Tuesday morning.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday from the First Baptist church in Rice. Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Will Day.

Surviving are his wife of Hemphill; two sons, J. P. Travis, Rice and O. O. Travis, Denton; three grandchildren, two brothers, P. S. Travis, Denton, and H. Travis, Corsicana and other relatives.

Griffin directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, August 15, 1951
  • h/o Zillah Jane “Janie” (Cloyd) Travis married Jun. 17, 1917; s/o John Quincy Travis and Margaret Ann “Maggie” (Gooch) Travis
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Sarah Emma (Bates) Green
Sep 26, 1879 - Oct 1, 1951

Mrs. D. N. Green Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. D. N. Green, 69, formerly of Rice, who died Monday at Seminole, Texas, were held at 2 p. m., Tuesday from the First Baptist church at Rice.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor, assisted by Rev. R. J. Fletcher, Baptist minister of Corsicana. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are four sons, E. B. and Virgil Green, both of Hobbs, N. M.; V. R. Green, Gladewater, and W. Green, Brownfield; three daughters, MRs. Cecil Newman, Rice; Mrs. J. H. Duckeminier, Tatum, and Mrs. Lloyd Barnes, Rush Springs, Okla.; and two sisters Mrs. Willie Pyle and Mrs. W. P. Pharis, both of Seminole, and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Edmond S. Fitzgerald, Rev.
Nov 23, 1879 - May 28, 1951

Retired Minister Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Rev. E. S. Fitzgerald, 72, who died at his home in Valley Mills Tuesday morning, were held at Valley Mills Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Graveside rites are planned Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. at the Rice cemetery where burial will be made.

Surviving are his wife of Valley Mills; two sons, Delma Fitzgerald, Abilene, and E. S. Fitzgerald, Oklahoma; a married daughter, a brother, G. A. Fitzgerald, Raymondville; a sister, Mrs. F. L. Morris, Navarro; a nephew, M. V. Fitzgerald, Rice, and other relatives.

The Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald was a retired Church of Christ minister.

McCammon directed.

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Joseph Neri Hawkins
Feb 17, 1863 - Aug 5, 1955

Saturday Rites For J. N. Hawkins

J. N. Hawkins, 92, died at his home in Rice Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Rice cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Methodist minister of Midlothian, assisted by Rev. Melvin Bass, pastor.

A native of Bowling Green, Ky., Hawkins had resided in Navarro county since 17 years of age.

Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins celebrated their 62nd marriage anniversary last March 2.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; a son, E. C. Hawkins, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Bufa Pritchett, Corsicana teacher; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon directs.

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Rice Resident Rites Saturday

Funeral services for J. N. Hawkins, 92, who died at his home in Rice Friday morning, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Mart Methodist minister, formerly of Rice, and Rev. Melvin Bass, pastor, and Rev. R. B. Griffin, Baptist pastor. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

A native of Bowling Green, Ky., Hawkins had resided in Navarro county 75 years.

Mr. and Mrs. Hawkins celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary last March 2.

Surviving are his wife of Rice; a son, E. C. Hawkins, Houston; a daughter, Mrs. Bufa Pritchett, Corsicana teacher; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John Bowden, A. D. Ellis, Clarence Mahaley, Milton Emmert, M. V. Fitzgerald, Russell Hobbs, Bob Pearson and A. M. Scott, Jr.

McCammon directed.

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Hattie Josephine (Boon) Hawkins
Dec 28, 1876 - Oct 20, 1970

Mrs. Hawkins Rites Pending

Services for Mrs. J. N. Hawkins, 93, are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Mrs. Hawkins died Tuesday at her home in Corsicana. A native of Blossom, Texas, she had been a Corsicana resident for the past 15 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Services will be in Corley Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Dr. H. Lively Brown and burial will be in Rice cemetery.

Survivors include one son, E. C. Hawkins of Houston; one daughter, Mrs. Bufa Pritchett of Corsicana; one brother, Tommy Hosch of Corsicana; five sisters, Mrs. R. E. Barton of Earth, Texas, Mrs. E. E. Hobbs of Ennis, Mrs. Glen Curry of Roane, Mrs. Mattie Kent of Kerens, Mrs. Hallie Bass of Mesquite; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, seven great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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Hawkins Rites

Services for Mrs. J. N. Hawkins, 93, were held today at 11 a.m. in Corley Funeral Chapel with the Dr. H. Lively Brown and the Rev. Marvin Bledsoe officiating. Burial was in Rice cemetery. Mrs. Hawkins died Tuesday at her home in Corsicana.

She is survived by one son, one daughter, one brother, five sisters, two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. K. Bradley, R. S. Pearson, A. M. Scott, Jr., Al Shelton, A. D. Ellis and J. C. Barton. Honorary pallbearers were J. P. Hodge, Lloyd Carraway and Farrar Atwood.

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John Rufus Clark
Jun 8, 1900 - Oct 20, 1970

Clark Rites

Funeral services were held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for John Rufus Clark, 70, Rice, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Eugene Wood officiated. Burial was in the Rice cemetery with stewards of the Rice First Methodist Church as pallbearers.

He was the manager of the Waxahachie Co-op and a Navy veteran of World War I.

Surviving are a son, Robert E. Clark of Dallas, and a brother, Balfour H. Clark of Corsicana.

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Lou Ellen “Lula” (Fortson) Queen
Aug 18, 1878 - May 29, 1955

Mrs. T. D. Queen Expires Sunday

Mrs. Thomas D. Queen, 76, life-long resident of Rice, died at the family home in Rice Sunday morning following an extended illness.

Mr. and Mrs. Queen recently celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary.

Surviving are her husband and a brother, Tom Fortson, both of Rice; two sisters, Mrs. Rod E. Bartlett, Rice, and Mrs. Ida M. Harper, Rice and Fort Worth, and a number of nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice, of which she was a life-time member. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Richard A. Hunt, pastor; Rev. Marvin Bledsoe, Midlothian, former pastor; and Rev. John Basham, Florence, former pastor.

Pallbearers will be Joe B. Fortson, James Edwin Fortson, Eliot Johnston, Clayton Brown, R. F. Bartlett, Walter Dillworth, William Perry Campbell, and Matt D. Tucker, all nephews.

McCammon will direct.

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Julia London
Sep 24, 1877 - Feb 11, 1951

Miss London Dies Sunday Morning

Miss Julia London, 73, native of Corsicana, died at her home, 316 West Sixth Avenue, at an early hour Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCommon Chapel. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Congregation Agudas Achim.

The daughter of the late Max and Bertha London, she was born in a house formerly located between the Daily Sun building and the U. S. Post Office and resided there and at her present home all her live.

Surviving are a sister, Miss Mary London, Corsicana; a brother, Meyer London, Austin; a cousin, Mrs. Lewis Hart, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Walter Beaton, Ed M. Polk, Dave Daniels, George Daniels, Perry McCammon, Jay Silverberg, Louis Wolens, Dr. E. H. Newton and W. B. Levy.

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Rachel Mary London
Feb 25, 1869 - Feb 21, 1952

Miss May London Dies Thursday

Miss Rachel May London, 82, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the family home, 316 West Sixth avenue, at an early hour Thursday morning. She was the daughter of the late Max London.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 11 a.m. Friday with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro, Congregation Agudas Achim.

Surviving are a brother, Meyer London, Austin; a cousin, Mrs. Louis Hart, Dallas, a nephew, Harold London, Wharton, and other relatives.

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Funeral Friday For Miss London

Funeral services for Miss Rachel May London, 82, who died at the family home, 316 West Sixth avenue early Thursday, were held at 11 a.m. Friday from the McCammon chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, Meyer London, Austin; a cousin, Mrs. Louis Hart, Dallas, and a nephew, Harold London, Wharton.

Pallbearers were Dave Daniels, Louis Wolens, Ed M. Polk, W. P. McCammon, Walter Beaton, George Daniels and Henry Goldsmith.

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Hannah (Feldman) Jacobs
May 19, 1906 - Feb 9, 1951

Friday Services For Mrs. Jacobs

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry Jacobs, aged 50 years, who died in Dallas at an early hour Friday were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 4 p. m. Burial was in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph H. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim.

Surviving are her husband and son, Joseph M. Jacobs, both of Corsicana; four brothers, William and Dave Feldman, both of New Orleans; Ben Feldman, Pennsylvania, and Eddie Feldman, Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Klein, Pennsylvania and Mrs. Esther Loovy, Fort Worth, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Terry Klein, Gabe Goldberg, M. Evans, Max Wolens, Louis Wolens, Raymond Goldman, Jake Feldman and L. H. Golden.

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Venard Jackson "Bud" Roe
Nov 12, 1912 - Jan 9, 1949

Ex-Gunner Killed----
Corsicanan’s Body Found Mangled By Railway Tracks Near Midland

Vernard Jackson (Bud) Roe, 37, Corsicana, formerly 1-C gunner, U. S. Navy was found alongside the Texas and Pacific Railway tracks 12 miles west of Midland Sunday, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Midland Monday morning.

Mrs. T. J. Roe, mother of the man, 907 South Seventeenth street was advised Sunday night of the finding of her son’s body. She said Monday afternoon that her son had gone to Dallas several days ago to visit a brother and had mentioned that he might go to California. He had been attending a local veteran’s cabinet making school.

Deputy Sheriff Bill Felts of Midland was quoted as saying that the body was battered and mangled and apparently had been run over by a train. Reports from Odessa at Midland, according to the Associated Press, stated Roe was at Odessa Friday.

A native of Emhouse, Navarro county, Roe attended high school at Hubbard and spent eight years in the U. S. navy, serving on USS Detroit and Kalk. He was at Pearl Harbor when the Japs struck, Dec. 7, 1941, but escaped injury at that time, later being seriously wounded in combat.

Surviving are his parents, two brothers, Clinton W. Roe, U. S. army, Okinawa, and Wilson B. Roe, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Charles and Mrs. Louise Wilbanks, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. B. Buchanan, Tucson, Ariz., and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements are pending but burial will be in Corsicana.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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V. J. Roe Rites Slated Thursday; Oakwood Burial

Funeral services for Vernard Jackson (Bud) Roe, 37, former 1-C gunner, U. S. Navy, will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, pastor of the First Methodist church, Waco, formerly of Corsicana and Navarro county Methodist charges.

Roe’s mangled body was found on the Texas and Pacific Lines tracks late Sunday by railroad employees about 12 miles east of Midland. Reports from Midland were that the body apparently had been run over by a train.

Relatives said that Roe left Corsicana last week to visit a brother in Dallas and had mentioned he might go to California. He had attended a local veteran’s cabinet making school.

A native of Emhouse, Roe attended school at Hubbard and served eight years in the U. S. Navy. He was stationed at Pearl Harbor when the Japs attacked that base, but was not wounded at that time, later being wounded in combat in the Pacific. He served on several destroyers.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Roe, Corsicana; two brothers, Clinton B. Row, U. S. Army, Okinawa, and Wilson B. Roe, Dallas; and three sisters, Mrs. E. L. Charles and Mrs. Louise Wilbanks, both of Corsicana and Mrs. E. B. Buchanan, Tucson, Ariz., and other relatives.

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Dennis Craig Gillen
Aug 16, 1947 - May 19, 1950

Funeral Is Held For Child Sunday

Funeral services for Dennis Craig Gillen, two years, nine months, who died in the Brooke General Hospital, San Antonio, early Saturday were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, Lt. and Mrs. George Bruce Gillen, and a brother, George B. Gillen, Jr., all of San Antonio; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Mullenix, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Gillen, Lampasas.

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Epsie Louisa (Butler) Rogers
Jul. 9, 1871 - Dec. 31, 1951

Mrs. J. O. Rogers Dies At Kerens

Mrs. J. O. Rogers, 80, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died in Kerens early Monday morning.

The family resided in the Tupelo community for many years before moving to Corsicana 20 years ago.

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.

Surviving are her husband, J. O. Rogers, Kerens; four sons, Oliver Rogers, Rio Vista, Calif.; Roy and Johnny Rogers, both of Crane, and Milton Rogers, Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Adams, Houston and Mrs. S. F. Braddock, Kerens; a foster daughter, Miss Myrtle Butler, Ennis; 25 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon, but rites will be held Tuesday afternoon in the Corley Chapel.

She was a sister of the late Sam Butler of Corsicana.

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Services Tuesday For Mrs. Rogers

Funeral services for Mrs. J. O. Rogers, 80, long-time Navarro county resident, who died in Kerens Monday, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday from the North Corsicana Methodist church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the church and Rev. W. Frank Smith, Kerens pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They resided in the Tupelo community for many years before moving to Corsicana 20 years ago. They moved to Kerens a few weeks ago.

Mrs. Rogers was a sister of the late Sam H. Butler, well-known Corsicana resident.

Surviving are her husband, J. O. Rogers, Kerens; four sons, Oliver Rogers, Rio Vista, Calif.; Roy and Johnny Rogers, both of Crane, and Milton Rogers, Odessa; two daughters, Mrs. Joe Adams, Houston, and Mrs. S. F. Braddock, Kerens; a foster daughter, Miss Myrtle Butler, Ennis; 25 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were D. J. Bennett, C. B. Perry, Johnny Braddock, Gene Braddock, Glenn Braddock and Rex Braddock.

Corley directed.

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John Oliver “Johnie” Rogers
Jan 15, 1870 - Jul 17, 1954

J. O. Rogers Dies Here Saturday

John Oliver Rogers, 84, native of Alabama, long-time Corsicana resident, died Saturday at the Twilight Home.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 4:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Rogers, a retired blacksmith, resided at 114 East Woodlawn for 22 years.

Surviving are four sons, Melton Rogers, Odessa; Johnny B. Rogers, Crane; Oliver E. Rogers, Rio Vista, Calif., and Ray R. Rogers, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. S. F. Braddock, Ennis, and Mrs. Joe E. Adams, Houston; 27 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

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Henry Felix
Mar 7, 1923 - May 12, 1989

Henry Felix, 66, of Pursley died Saturday, May 12, 1989, in Pursley.

Services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Scott Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Quiet hour will be Monday from 7 to 8 p.m.

Survivors include his wife, Azleer Felix; four daughters, Gloria Lusk, Helen Jackson, both of Corsicana, Aldonia Williams of Ft. Worth and Shriley Shaw of Wichita Falls, Texas; two sons Elmer C. Felix of Arlington and Henry Felix Jr. of Fort Hood; 19 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and sons-in-law.

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Lizzie Evans
Apr 15, 1891 - May 18, 1989

Lizzie Evans, 98, of Corsicana died May 18, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Wake services will be 7 p.m. Monday at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Clifford Young officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery.

She is survived by one daughter, Lillie Mae Jones of Corsicana; one son, Louis Buffington of Stockton, Calif.; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Lennie Jones, of Camden, Ark.

Pallbearers will be Homer Jones Jr., Charles Jones, Louis Buffington Jr., Dwayne Jones, Zen Beasley and Raymond Bethany Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Michael C. Jones and Larry Mills.

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Ada Bell Ellis
Oct 14, 1916 - May 27, 1989

Ada Bell Ellis, 72, of Corsicana, died May 27, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at the Morning Star Baptist Church with the Rev. T.A. Turner officiating. Burial will be in the Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her husband, Joe Ellis of Corsicana; one niece, Kathryn Davis of Denver, Colo.; and two nephews, Charles Davis Sr. and Charles Douglas Davis Jr., both of Denver, Colo.

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Warren B. Brown
Mar 1, 1900 - June 2, 1989

Warren B. Brown, 89, of Corsicana died Friday, June 2, 1989, at Navarro Regional Hospital.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Independent Baptist Church with Bro. Kennedy Young officiating. Burial will be in Woodland Cemetery with Scott Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Brown was a retired employee of Wolf Brand Chili and was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Jerusalem Chapter No. 63, and First Independent Baptist Church.

Survivors include one step-son, Eugene Payne of New Jersey; three nieces and two nephews.

Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Willie Herron
Mar 14, 1895 - June 4, 1989

Willie Herron, 94, of Corsicana, died June 4, 1989 at Mel-Haven Nursing Home.

Wake service will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Sixth Avenue Baptist Church with the Rev. Earl Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be at Woodland Cemetery. Ross and Johnson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include two step-sons, Allen D. Swift, of Corsicana, and C.J. Swift, of Denver; and a step-daughter, Emmaline Gonzalez, of Corsicana.

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Nettie Jane (Mathison) Chappell
July 3, 1904 - May 26, 1989

Mrs. George (Nettie) Chappell, 84, of Corsicana, died May 26, 1989 at her residence.

Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Calvin Francis officiating. Interment will follow in the Wortham Cemetery.

She was born July 3, 1904 in Wortham. She was a resident of Corsicana since 1941. She was a weaver at the Cotton Mill and a lunch server with the Corsicana ISD. She was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, George A. Chappell of Corsicana; one daughter, Dortha Phillips of Kerens; one son George Dwight Chappell of Rosenburg; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Nathan Estell, Robert Miles, Clyde Nokes, Claude Bone, Jack Fowler, M.O. Thomas.

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Earl Edward Jacobs
Jan 28, 1918 - May 27, 1989

Earl Edward Jacobs, 71, of Purdon, died May 17, 1989 at his residence.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m. Monday at Restland Memorial Park in Dallas. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements. He will lie in state at Suggs Funeral Home in Pleasant Grove.

He was a retired U.S. Air Force veteran and a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign War.

Survivors include his wife, Johnnie Jacobs of Purdon; two daughters, Jane Jones of Purdon, and Kay Beard of Cape Girardeau, Mo.; two sons, Charles Jacobs of Austin, and John Jacobs of Dallas; two step-sons, Billy Bob Boatright of Purdon, and James Boatright of El Paso; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

The family requests donations be made to the American Cancer Society.

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Jerry Eathen Daniel
Sept 28, 1928 - May 28, 1989

Jerry Eathen Daniel, 60, of Mertens died May 28, 1989, at the Grant-Buie Memorial Center in Hillsboro.

Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Blooming Grove, with the Rev. Clyde Zellers officiating. Burial will be in the Richland Cemetery in Mertens.

He was born Sept. 28, 1928, in Dresden and served in the U.S. Air Force and the Berlin Airlift. He received a Soldier's Medal. He married Billie Ruth Fly Dec. 20, 1952.

He is survived by his wife, Billie Ruth Daniel of Mertens; two daughters, Sharon Green of Frost and Nanette Daniel of Malone; one granddaughter, Andrea Danielle Green of Frost.

Pallbearers will be Charlie Dortch, Roy Downey, Bob Martin, Jim Bob McGraw, Buddy Ross and Joey Watson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Roy Sanders and F.L. McClure.

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Grady Hollis Simmons
Mar 3, 1967 - May 27, 1989

Grady Hollis Simmons, 22, of Tyler, died May 27, 1989. Services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 31, at the Colonial Hill Baptist Church in Tyler with the Rev. Dr. John H. Beard and Terry Boyd officiating. Interment was in Cathedral in the Pines Cemetery in Tyler.

Simmons was born March 3, 1967 in Corsicana. He attended Robert E. Lee High School in Tyler and was a member of the Colonial Hills Baptist Church. He had resided in Tyler for the past 13 years.

Survivors include his father, Grady Simmons of Waxahachie; his mother and step-father, Sharon and Neal Fields of Tyler; one sister, Robin Simmons of Tyler; one step-sister, Cherica Fields of Tyler; two step-brothers, Jeff Fields and Scott Fields, both of Tyler; paternal grandmother, Etheline Simmons Barton of Corsicana and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E.C. Whittenburg of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Pat Evans, Joey Harris, Shea Pressley, Steven Clem, James Mills and Terry Boyd. Honorary pallbearers were College and Career Sunday School Class and college and high school softball team at Colonial Baptist Church.

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Earlene Lundy
Dec 14, 1933 - May 31, 1989

Mrs. Earlene Lundy, 55, of Corsicana, died May 31, 1989, at her residence.

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Balanconia Cemetery near Goliad.

She was born Dec. 14, 1933 in Alice and had lived in Corsicana since 1980. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Richard Lundy, of Corsicana; one daughter, Kathleen Blount of Whitier, Calif.; two sons, Richard C. Lundy of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Gerry Lundy of Murphreesboro, Tenn.; five grandchildren; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Plagens of Brazoria; one sister, Georgia Huffman of Corsicana; one brother, Edmond Trafton of Saudia, Arabia [sic]; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Lonnie L. Rogers
July 8, 1907 - May 30, 1989

Lonnie L. Rogers, 81, of Dallas, died May 30, 1989 in a Dallas hospital.

Graveside services were Wednesday at Laureland Cemetery in Dallas.

He was born in Oklahoma and moved to Texas as a child. He lived in Corsicana until 1946 when he moved to Dallas.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Willene Posey of Dallas, and Velma Lankford of Grand Parairie, and one brother, Claude Rogers of Corsicana.

Survivors include his wife, Vina Rogers of Dallas; two sisters, Minnie Pearl Clark of Hamilton, and Edna Mae Mershawn of Duncanville; two brothers, Leland Rogers of Dallas, and the Rev. J.J. Rogers of Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews.

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Wendell Ricardo Phillips
abt 1947 - May 26, 1989

Wendell Ricardo Phillips, 42, of West Orange, N.J., died May 26, 1989 in Saint Barnabas Hospital, Livingston, N.J.

Services were held Wednesday in New Hope Baptist Church, West Orange, N.J. Burial was Fairmount Cemetery in Newark with Perry Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

He was born in Warwick, N.Y. He was a 1964 graduate of G.W. Jackson High School in Corsicana. He received a B.A. degree in 1968 from Hampton Institute in Hampton, Va. and an M.B.A. degree from Rutgers University at Newark, N.J. in 1976.

He was employed as a district systems engineer/manager for the National Advanced Systems in Kenilworth, N.J. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in East Orange, N.J.

Survivors include his wife, Karen Smith-Phillips of West Orange, N.J.; two sons, Brian Phillips and Jason Phillips, both of West Orange; a daughter, Yvonne Stovall, of Dallas; his mother, Mary Francis Phillips of Coolidge; and one grandchild.

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Clara Corley
Dec 9, 1907 - June 4, 1989

Clara Corley, 81, died Sunday, June 4, in Fort Worth. Services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Azle United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary Kindley officiating. Interment was in Greenwood Memorial Park with arrangements under the direction of Greenwood Funeral Home of Fort Worth.

She was a former resident of Corsicana where she had been employed by J.M. Dyer Company for many years; a member of the National Retired Teachers Association, AARP Azle Chapter, and Beta Signa Phi International.

Survivors include a son, James D. Skipworth of Fort Worth; two stepsons, Edward Corley of Azle and R.A. Corley Jr. of san Antonio; two stepdaughters, Merlene Curry of Azle and Dorothy Gentry of Gilmer; a brother, Oscar Shelton Jr. of Tyler; three sisters, Opal Campbell and Lillian Campbell, both of Corsicana, and Ruby Thomas of Fort Worth; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Azle United Methodist Church.

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Mary Amanda (Bartlett) Parker
July 6, 1878 - May 24, 1951

Mrs. M. B. Parker Services Friday

Mrs. Mary Bartlett Parker, 73, widow of the late W. S. Parker of Rice, died in Austin Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice with burial in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. E. C. Sooter, pastor of the church, and Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, formerly of Rice.

Surviving are three sons, Matt Parker, Rice; John Parker, Austin, and Jesse Parker, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Beulah Parker, Kansas City, Mo.; three grandchildren, two brothers, Hiram Bartlett and Will Bartlett, both of Rice; two sisters, Mrs. Walter Smith, Rice, and Mrs. Dick Norwood, Dallas.

Pallbearers were Ira Cardwell, Clarence Mahaley, A. D. Ellis, S. B. South, J. K. Bradley and Milton Emmert.

McCammon directed.

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Mary Frances “Fannie” (Edwards) Hobbs
abt 1869 - Oct 22, 1951

Mrs. J. H. Hobbs Dies At Rice

Mrs. J. H. Hobbs, 82, died at her home in Rice Monday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the Methodist church in Rice Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Clyde Hobbs, Rice, and Edward Hobbs, Las Cruces, N. M., and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Jodie Abigail (Haynie) Sloan
Aug 04, 1869 - Apr 03, 1951

Mrs. Hugh Sloan Rites Wednesday

Mrs. Hugh Sloan, 82, lifelong resident of Rice, died at her home in that community shortly before noon Tuesday.

Mrs. Sloan was the wife of the late Dr. Hugh Sloan of Rice and the daughter of the late John Haynie.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Haynie Memorial Methodist Church in Rice. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery.

Survivors include a son, John Sloan of Dallas; a granddaughter, Joan Sloan of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Viola Fortson of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. Hugh Sloan Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hugh Sloan, 82, life-long Rice resident, who died at her home Tuesday were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Haynie Memorial Methodist church in Rice.

Burial was in the Rice cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. C. Sooter, pastor of the church, and Rev. Marvin C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church here.

Mrs. Sloan was the widow of the late Dr. Hugh Sloan of Rice.

Surviving are a son, John Sloan, Dallas; a granddaughter, Joan Sloan, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Viola Fortson, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. C. Mahaley, J. K. Bradley, Ben Sloan, Ed Surber, H. T. Sparks and F. B. South.

McCammon directed.

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Patricia Nell Perry
Mar 22, 1947 - May 3, 1952

Auto Victim Is Buried Sunday

Funeral services for Patricia Nell Perry, aged nine years, fatally injured Saturday on Highway 75, were held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist church in Rice.

The services were conducted by Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Her death is the fifth auto fatality on highways in Navarro county this year.

Deputy Sheriff Pete McCain and Dick Salter reported following an investigation that the child apparently ran across the highway from west to east. An automobile traveling north in which three negroes were riding struck the child, stopping 75 feet and nine inches from the point where the fender struck the victim, Deputy McCain said.

Highway patrol also investigated the accident.

The three negroes were released after questioning.

The child was pronounced dead on arrival at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in a Griffin ambulance.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Perry, Route 1, Rice; four brothers, Clemon Eugene, Richard and J. C. Perry, Jr.; all of Rice, and Robert Perry, Fort Worth; two sisters, Wanda Delores Perry, Rice and Mrs. Dorothy Harris, Fort Worth; grandparents, Mr. and S. E. Pennington, Marshall, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Kenneth Ellis, Rex Braddock, Claude Chapman, Lester Parish, Bill Poarch and Charles Poarch.

Corley directed.

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Garland Eugene Atchley
Mar 1, 1935 - May 11, 1952

Funeral Rites For Drowning Victim Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for Garland Eugene Atchley, 17, who drowned Sunday near Rice while in swimming, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday from the Rice Methodist church. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. M. C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church in Corsicana, and Rev. Jack Bell, pastor of the Rice Baptist church.

The body was recovered an hour after the youth sank. The recovery was made by Maynard Holcomb, Corsicana fireman.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Atchley, Rice; four sisters, Mrs. Margie Hartley and Misses Mary Sue and Christine Atchley, all of Rice, and Mrs. Florence Bennett, Arab, Ala.; three brothers, Floyd, Carl and Larry Wayne Atchley, all of Rice, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill Poarch, Charlie Poarch, J. R. Buchanan, Lester Parrish, Kenneth Ellis and Claude Chapman.

Corley directed.

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Rice Youth Is Drowned Sunday While Swimming

Garland Eugene Atchley, 17, was drowned while swimming in a tank north of Rice at noon Sunday.

The body was recovered an hour later by Maynard Holcomb, Corsicana Fireman.

Could Not Swim.
The youth was reported with a party including a sister, Mary Sue Atchley; Charles David Hartley, both of Rice; Ben Foster, U. S. Army, and several others.

Young Atchley, who could not swim, stepped into deep water and sank before he could be rescued.

Survivors Listed.
Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Atchley, Rice; four sisters, Mrs. Margie Hartley, Rice; Mrs. Florence Bennett, Arab, Ala.; Mary Sue and Christine Atchley, both of Rice; three brothers Floyd, Carl and Larry Wayne Atchley, all of Rice, and other relatives.

The funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Rice with burial in the cemetery, but the time had not been decided Monday afternoon.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. C. Bledsoe, pastor of the Central Methodist church, Corsicana, and Rev. Jack Bell pastor of the First Baptist church in Rice.

Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, conducted an inquest, and termed the drowning accidental.

Pallbearers will be Bill Poarch, Charlie Poarch, J. R. Buchanan, Lester Parrish, Kenneth Ellis and Claude Chapman.

Corley will direct.

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