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Helen Virginia (Sherlock) Scholle
June 3, 1913 - July 7, 1989

Virginia Sherlock Scholle, 76, expired at Navarro Regional Hospital, July 7, 1989. She was preceeded in death by her husband, Glenn Scholle, and daughter Susan Scholle Trent, and Sarah Scholle Hopson. She is survived by a sister, Bonnie Holt of Missouri, a grandson Michael Hopson, and granddaughters Cynthia and Joetta Hopson, of Navarro County.

Virginia (Ginny to her multitude of friends) and her husband Glenn were natives of Missouri, but became "Texans" when she moved to Temple for the World War II years. She was an active Red Cross Motor Corps driver. They moved to Corsicana in 1951, and she became an avid historian of Navarro County. She participated in the restoration of Pioneer Village, the publications of five books of Navarro County history, and was president of Navarro County Historical Society at the time of her death.

She was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church, serving many years as secretary, and various officers in the altar Guild.

She was Womens Editor of the Corsicana Daily Sun for approximately ten years. She helped to organize the Pink Ladies at Navarro Hospital, and the Magnet Centers of Navarro County. She was active in many civic clubs, including Kinsloe House, the Pan American Round Table, and Warehouse of Living Arts. She was active in P.T.A. and school organizations, even after her daughters had completed their school years.

Virginia had donated her body to Science and will go to Southwest Medical School in Dallas. When tests there are complete, her body will be cremated. Her ashes will be returned to Corsicana and be interred in Oakwood cemetery with her husband and daughters. Navarro County Historical Society will hold a memorial service at the time of the interment.

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Susan E. (Scholle) Trent
Jul 30, 1937 - Apr 18, 1961

Mrs. Trent Dies Tuesday Night

Mrs Susan Scholle Trent, 23, resident of Corsicana, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Tuesday night. She had been ill for some time.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from St. John's Episcopal church with Rev. James Joseph, former rector of the church but now of San Antonio, officiating.

Mrs. Trent was born July 30, 1937. Her mother, Mrs. Virginia Scholle, is a society reporter for the Daily Sun, and her father is employed at Sears.

Survivors, other than her husband, Percy Trent, Corsicana, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn H. Scholle, and one sister, Sara Scholle, all of Corsicana,

Corley directs.

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Edwin "Ed" Stephens
abt 1904 - Oct 14, 1958

Friday Rites For Ed Steffan

Funeral services for Ed (Stephens) Steffan, 54, of Jester who died of a heart attack at Pittsburgh, Pa., Tuesday night, were to be held Friday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. W. H. Bradbury, Dallas, pastor of the Prairie Grove Baptist church (Emmett) with burial in the Campbell cemetery.

He was an employe of the Panama Construction Co., Inc.

Surviving are his wife of Jester; three sons, James, Kenneth and Barney Lee Staffen, all of Jester; two brothers, A. E. and W. M. Steffan, both of Houston; and other relatives.


Pallbearers were to be A. E. Bittner, Grady Turner, Tucker Covington, Sammy Ward, Roy Ivie, and Robert Earl Bittner.

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Carlos Franklin Thomas, Jr.
Sep 16, 1959 - Sep 17, 1959

Thomas Infant Dies Friday

Carlos Thomas, Jr., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Thomas, Sr., of Huntsville, died Friday at 5:30 a.m. in a Huntsville hospital. The infant son was born Thursday at 1:30 p.m.

Funeral services will be conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Corley Chapel by Rev. W. W. Bryant, pastor of the Assembly of God church. Interment is to be in the Campbell cemetery at Drane.

Survivors include the parents, two sisters, Valerie Ann and Gladys Nell; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Wade D. Thomas, Lake Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Mosley, Corsicana.

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Ona (McGee) Bell
Mar 27, 1872 - Jun 12, 1959

Services For Mrs. Ona Bell

Funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Ona Bell, 87, who died at the Twilight Home Friday morning. Rites were to be held from Corley’s chapel with Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church in Corsicana, and Elder J. F. Lockerd, pastor of the Corbet Missionary Baptist church, conducting. Burial was to be in Campbell cemetery.

Mrs. Bell was a long-time resident of the Corbet community. She was a native of Missouri.

Survivors are three sons, Ralph Bell, Corbet; Clyde Bell, Cotulla; and Bruce Bell, Schulenberg; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to be J. E. Slone, Naz Slone, Allen Paul, Loyd Kent, N. S. White and Glen Green.

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Wade Davidson Thomas
Jul 12, 1904 - Mar. 23, 1962

Wade Thomas Dies Friday Heart Attack

Wade Thomas, life-long Navarro county resident, was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital Friday, apparently from a heart attack. He was 57.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending on the arrival of a son. Rites will probably be held Monday at Corley’s with Rev. V. E. Sydow, Powell Baptist minister, officiating. Interment will be in the Campbell cemetery.

He was a member of the Powell Baptist church and had been a member of the Corsicana Police Department the past eight years. He was patrolman at Lake Corsicana, near Powell.

Surviving, other than his widow, are four daughters, Mrs. W. M. Wadsworth, Johnstown, Ohio; Mrs. Lois Waller, Snyder, and Beth and Gwen Thomas, both of Powell; eight sons, Wade Lee Thomas, Blooming Grove; S-Sgt. Ronald Thomas, Japan; Carlos Thomas, Dallas; Earl Thomas, Akron, N.Y.; and Winden, Jackey, Larry and Harvey Thomas, all of Powell; three brothers, J. R. Thomas, Jr., Freeport, and Aubrey and Gilbert Thomas, both of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. T. J. Blissett, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ressie Ainsworth, Corsicana; Mrs. Lucille Woodard, Alvin, and Mrs. Bobby Duncan, Dallas; 11 grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Thompson, Hub Ganze, Harwell Ward, Leon Aven, Wayne Haynie and J. R. Bush.

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Simyon Grant "Sims" Ivie
Mar 14, 1884 - Dec 18, 1962

Ivie Services Here Wednesday

Final rites were said Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from Griffin Funeral Chapel for Simyan Grant Ivie, 76-year-old retired farmer who died in Winnsboro Tuesday morning.

Interment was in the Campbell cemetery. Conducting the services were the Rev. T. F. Donald, pastor of First Assembly of God Church, and the Rev. Gary Irvin of Silver City.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

A retired farmer of Navarro County, Mr. Ivie was a native of Alabama and was living in Winnsboro when he died.

Survivors are six sons, R. N. and J. R. Ivie, both of Corsicana; C. G. and Arnold Ivie, both of Houston; Lewis Ivie, San Antonio and James Ivie, Kennedale; eight daughters, Mrs. Gladys Brown, Corsicana; Mrs. Pearl Horton and Mrs. Sula Ward, both of Purdon; Mrs. Kathrene Hodges, Arlington; Mrs. Maudie Priddy and Mrs. Edith Stephens, both of Fort Worth; Mrs. Jo Ann Summerhouse and Mrs. Faye Tucker, both of Waco; four brothers, R. B. Ivie, Houston; O. W. Ivie, Corsicana; Dale Ivie, California; and Radford Ivie, Mesquite; a sister, Mrs. Alice Loosier, Brownsboro; 44 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Deckard B. Fultz
Mar 17, 1868 - Feb 6, 1961

D. B. Fultz Dies Monday Morning Rites Tuesday

Deckard B. Fultz, 92, Dresden farmer and rancher, credited with bringing the first registered Hereford cattle to Navarro county, died in a Winnsboro rest home Monday morning. His late wife was Mrs. Martha Hartzell Fultz who died a number of years ago.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCormick Funeral Service Chapel with burial in the Dresden cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Carl Gilkerson, pastor of the Methodist churches in Blooming Grove and Dresden.

A native of Tennessee, he had resided at Dresden since 23 years of age.

No close relatives in this area survive although there are relatives in McMinnville, Tenn.

Miss Martha Sullenberger and Mrs. George F. Baum are granddaughters and Mrs. E. B. Robinson is a niece of the late Mrs. Martha Hartzell Fultz. They are Corsicana residents.

Pallbearers will be Sam Melton, Robert Grounds, Grover Melton, Clarence Hall, J. D. Melton and R. Bruce McCormick.

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Helen Anita (Willhelm) Taylor
Jul 23, 1943 - May 8, 2014

Helen Taylor, 70, passed away May 8, 2014 in Humble, Texas. She was born July 23, 1943 in Grand Prairie to Aubrey Willhelm and Clara Boydston Willhelm.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Aubrey W. Wilhelm and Clara M. Boydston Willhelm; daughter, Gail L. Taylor.

She is survived by her children, Corinna M. Taylor, Ty W. Taylor, Aubrey A. Taylor, Dale Taylor and Teresa Taylor; grandchildren, Shelby Taylor, Taud Taylor, Caleb Taylor and Nicholas Taylor.

Graveside Service will be held 11:00 am Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Mandy Grounds officiating. Pallbearers will be Gary Armstrong, Mark Cagillas, Grady Winglow, Scott Armstrong, J. Paul Palmer and Jimmy Henthord.

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  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home - Friday, May 9, 2014
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

George Walter French, Sr.
Sep 06, 1875 - Jun 01, 1951

Walter French Rites Saturday

DAWSON, June 2.—(Spl.)—G. Walter French, 75, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home here late Friday afternoon.

Funeral services were held from the Methodist church here Saturday at 3:30 p.m. Burial was in the Brushie Prairie cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. T. Boulware, Methodist minister of Cleburne.

French was born at Brushie Prairie and resided there most of his life.

Surviving are his wife, Dawson, two sons, Edmund French, Sweetwater, and Rev. G. W. French, Jr., Fort Worth; a brother Clabe French, Dawson; a sister, Miss Jimmie French, Hubbard, and other relatives.

Wolfe directed.

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Charles Rea Slater
Mar 24, 1884 - Jan 30, 1961

C. R. Slater, 76, Dies Monday

Charles Rea Slater, 76, native of Brushie Prairie, retired farmer, died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon. He had been in ill health but was brought to the hospital Mo9nday morning from his home in Blooming Grove where he has resided the past seven years.

Slater is survived by his widow of Blooming Grove; a son, Hoyte Slater, Wichita Falls; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Central Baptist church in Blooming Grove sometime, Wednesday, with burial in the Brushie Prairie cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Milton Rhodes, pastor. Definite time of the services are incomplete pending on the arrival of the son.

McCormick Funeral Service directs.

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Mattie (Raley) Slater
Aug 1, 1886 - Dec 17, 1971

Mrs. Slater

Services will be today for Mrs. Mattie Slater, 85, a long-time resident of Blooming Grove in the Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove at 2 p.m. Bro. Ronnie Chesser will officiate.

Burial is to be in Brushie Prairie cemetery, near Frost, under direction of McCormick Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

She died Friday morning in a Wichita Falls Hospital.

Mrs. Slater was born Aug. 1, 1886 in Rising Star and was a member of the Central Baptist Church. Her husband, Rea Slater, died in 1961.

Survivors include one son, Hoyt M. Slater of Wichita Falls and several nieces and nephews.

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Tom Frank Price
Jan 24, 1907 - Sep 25, 1961

Hold Services Tom F. Price

Funeral services for Tom F. Price, 54, dragline operator, who died Monday morning in the Nan Travis Hospital in Jacksonville, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Wayne Mahoney, Baptist minister, assisted by Rev. John Dillingham, pastor of the Emanuel Baptist church. Burial was in the Brushie Prairie cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Maurice Mahoney and Mrs. Willie Lee Robinson, all of Corsicana; six grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Eugenia Price, Corsicana; a brother, Ariel Price, Itasca; three sisters, Mrs. Fannie Brown, Tyler; Mrs. Nannie Young, Lubbock, and Mrs. Mary Leyendecker, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Kendall, Roger Kendall, Melvin Kendall, Billy Gene Kendall, Joe Slater and Harvey Slater.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Sep 26, 1961
  • h/o Clidie (Kendall) Price married Oct. 29, 1927; s/o Sterling Russell “Bud” Price & Eugenia “Jennie” (Greene) Price
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lawrence Holy
B & D Sep. 16, 1959

Friday Rites Holy Infant

Funeral services were held from the Church of the Immaculate Conception Friday at 11 a.m. for Lawrence Holy, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Theo S. Holy. He died late Wednesday night at Memorial Hospital.

Rev. John E. Mitchell conducted. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery.

Other survivors are a brother, Theo S. Holy, Jr.; a sister, Rose Mary, both of Corsicana; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis M. Holy of Ennis and Mr. and Mrs. Steve Stastny of Kaufman.

McCammon directed.

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Mary Jane (McCotter) Tinkle
Dec 7, 1925 - Feb 16, 1961

Mrs. Tinkle Dies Thursday

Mrs. Billy Bob Tinkle, 35, resident of Corsicana, died Thursday at Memorial hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Corley’s but rites will be conducted by Father August J. Merkel, pastor of Immaculate Conception Catholic church. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery.

Mrs. Tinkle had resided here the past five years. Formerly, she was a resident of Chicago, Ill. She was born Dec. 7, 1925.

Survivors, other than the husband, Billy Tinkle, Corsicana, are two sons, Jimmy and Billy, and two daughters, Mary Lou and Judy, all of Corsicana; one brother, Richard D. McCotter, Chicago, Ill., and other relatives.

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Therezia (Kiss) Horvath
Oct 15, 1871 - May 29, 1961

Hold Services Mrs. Horvath

Final rites for Mrs. Theresia Horvath, 89, who died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sam Szenasy, Route 3, Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The services were conducted by Rev. August Merkel, pastor. Burial was in the Catholic Cemetery. Rosary was recited at the Griffin Chapel Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Surviving are a son, William Horvath, Mission; two daughters, Mrs. Szenasy, Corsicana, and Mrs. Eli Nagy, McAllen; 16 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Emory Horvath, Johnny Horvath, Ernest Horvath, Sam Horvath, Sam Szenasy, Jr. and Cecil Joe Sullivan, all grandsons.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 31, 1961
  • w/o John Horvath married in Hungary; d/o Mike Kiss per death certificate death certificate says Therezia—Obit says Theresia
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lucinda “Lucindy” (Watson) Perigo
Oct 27, 1893 - Jul 7, 1961

Mrs. Perigo Of Valley Farm Dies At Ennis

Mrs. Lucindy Perigo, 67, of Valley Farm, former resident of Chatfield, died in an Ennis hospital Friday after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the Keever Chapel in Ennis with burial in the Rice cemetery. She was a Baptist.

Surviving are her husband Richard Perigo, Valley Farm; a son, Herbert A. Perigo, Valley Farm; a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Tallman, El Paso; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Alex Bryan, Walls, and a sister, Mrs. Roy Smith, Gainesville.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 8, 1961
  • w/o Richard Perigo; d/o Annie (Law) Watson-Bryan per death certificate (maiden name Watson is on her two children’s birth certificates—step father Herbert Alexander Bryan)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Maggie Lee (Pace) Isbell
Apr 22, 1881 - Jan 21, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Isbell

Funeral services for Mrs. G. W. (Bud) Isbell, 79, who died early Saturday at her home in the Alma community, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Lon Goodrum, Church of Christ minister, and Rev. W. E. Nunn, Baptist minister. Burial was in the Rice cemetery.

Mrs. Isbell was a native of Hill county.

Surviving are her husband of Alma; four sons, John Isbell, Corsicana; James R. Isbell, Anna; George W. Isbell, Jr. and T. W. Isbell, both of Pleasant Grove; a daughters, Mrs. Mollie Johnson, Ennis; three sisters, Mrs. Donie Thurmond and Mrs. Cora Lee Presley, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Jessie Montgomery, Anna; three brothers, Tom and Ben Pace, both of Dallas, and Earl Pace, Van Alstyne; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Thomas William "Tom" Isbell
Apr 11 1919 - Jun 18 1975

Tom Isbell

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Tom Isbell, 56, resident of Ennis, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Paul Stripling will officiate, and burial will be at Rice cemetery.

He was a native of Alma, lived in Ennis the past nine years, was an employe of the Southern Pacific Transport Co., and a veteran of World War 11, serving in the Navy.

Survivors include his widow of Ennis, four sons, Chris Isbell of Fort Worth, Don Isbell of El Paso, David Warren and Sammy Warren both of Seagoville; a daughter, Mrs. Ilona Melhart of Los Angeles, Calif., and four grandchildren, Julie Isbell, Jeff Isbell, Tracy Melhart and David Warren Jr.

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Tom Isbell

Services were held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Tom Isbell, 56, resident of Ennis, who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Paul Stripling officiated, and burial was at Rice cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, four sons, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Joe P. Duke, J. W. McCaig, James Jordan, Arie Cryer, J. C. Spencer, and Dorsey Fowler.

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George Walter “Bud” Isbell, Sr.
Jan 20, 1877 - Jun 3, 1962

Rice Services For G. W. Isbell

G. W. (Bud) Isbell, 85, retired farmer, native of Hill county, Alma resident 61 years, died Sunday in Parkland hospital in Dallas.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Cleon Brown, Jr., Methodist minister.

Surviving are four sons, John Isbell, Corsicana; James Isbell, McKinney; George and T. W. Isbell, both of Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Johnson, Ennis; a brother, John Isbell, Itasca; 27 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.


Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corley directed.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Monday, June 4, 1962
  • h/o Maggie Lee (Pace) Isbell s/o George W. Isbell and Paralee (Little) Isbell
  • (His father is George W. Isbell might be Sr. he might be Jr. and his son may be 111, I am not sure what the middle name is on the first one)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Carrie Daniel
Oct 19, 1883 - Jul 18, 1960

Miss Daniel Of Kerens Expires

KERENS, July 18—(Spl)—Miss Carrie Daniel, 76, died Monday at 3 a.m. unexpectedly after becoming ill suddenly while she was visiting in the home of a cousin, Mrs. B. R. Roach.

A lifelong resident of Kerens, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Daniel, pioneer residents of Kerens. She was a member of the Kerens Presbyterian church.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Presbyterian church with the minister, Rev. Lenwood D. Bailey and Rev. John McCord, pastor of the Lott Presbyterian church officiating. Burial will be in Kerens cemetery. Inmon Funeral Service will conduct.

She is survived by two sisters, Miss Erin Daniel of Kerens and Mrs. I. B. Williams of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John Beck, John D. Weedin, R. P. Walker, Hugh Barlow, M. J. Crawford and J. T. Cunningham.

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Mary Lee “Mamie” (Peters) Moore
Mar 18, 1915 - Dec 5, 1960

Mrs. Moore Of Kerens Expires

KERENS, Dec. 5 (Spl.)—Mrs. Herman Moore, 45, died at her home here Monday shortly before noon following a two months illness.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church, of which she was a member. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bill Foster, pastor, assisted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens; a daughter, Mrs. Wanda McKeithan, San Marcos; a son, Weldon Moore, student in Baylor U., Waco; two sisters, Mrs. Cleo Archer and Mrs. Johnny Scott, both of Kerens; two half-sisters, Mrs. Era Mae Walthall, Olton, and Mrs. Winnie B. Massey, Dallas; a brother, Clyde Peters, Dallas, and two half-brothers, Forrest Huggins and Alton Peters, both of Kerens.

Inmon will direct.

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Mary Elizabeth “Mollie” (Norred) Horn
Aug 8, 1870 - Jan 6, 1961

Tuesday Rites For Mrs. Horn

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Horn, 90, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the First Methodist church in Streetman. Interment was in the Kerens cemetery.

Dr. D. L. McCree, superintendent of the Corsicana district of the Methodist church, and Rev. Leon Sims, Methodist minister, officiated.

Mrs. Horn, a life-long member of the First Methodist church in Streetman, died early Monday at her home in Streetman. She was a native of Ellis county she was born at Red Oak, Aug. 8, 1870.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Hugh Burleson and Miss Mary Horn, both of Streetman; two sons, Dr. Fred W. Horn, Dallas, and Henry B. Horn, Streetman; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. R. F. Nicholson, Corsicana; Mrs. Maude Custer, Dallas; Mrs. Ollie Davis, Corsicana; Mrs. Minnie Voss, Gelena Park, and Mrs. Nora Irvin, Beaumont; one brother, Ree Norred, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jasper Cooper, Ernest Strange, Clark Dubose, Ralf Howell, John E. Sims, Elmer Holt, Hugh White Steele and Angus McGilvary.

Griffin directed.

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Edna (Williams) Cunningham
Sep 15, 1881 - Nov 17, 1961

Cunningham Rites Slated Kerens Church

KERENS, Nov. 18 (Spl.)—Mrs. Edna Cunningham, 80, life-long resident of Kerens, died at her home Friday night following an illness of six months.

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

Surviving are six sons, J. R. Stafford and Tom Cunningham, all of Kerens; Willis Cunningham, Lawton, Okla.; Elmo Cunningham, Dallas and Camp Polk, La., and Robert Cunningham, Fort Meade, Md.; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. W. P. Finch, and Mrs. Mattie Green, Trinidad, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Vernon Paul, Walker Ingram, Homer Carroll, Jr.; Roland Shelton, John D. Weedin and John Ragland.

Inmon directs.

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Alton Howard Holloway, Jr.
Oct 25, 1918 - Nov 3, 1961

Holloway Rites Slated Sunday

KERENS, Nov. 4 (Spl)—A. H. Holloway, Jr., 43, former Kerens resident, died Friday about 10 p.m. in a Dallas hospital after suffering a heart attack. He had been a Dallas resident several years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Dudley-Hughes Funeral Chapel in Dallas, and the body brought to Kerens for burial. Gravesite will be conducted at Kerens cemetery at 4 p.m.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, Billy and James Holloway, all of Dallas; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Holloway, Sr., of Kerens; and one sister, Mrs. Lucille Rawlings of Kerens.

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Walter E. Jetton
abt 1895 - Feb. 15, 1935

WALTER E. JETTON BURIED AT BAZETTE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Walter E. Jetton, 40, who died at the family home, 506 North Eighteenth street, at 1:30 this morning, were held at the Bazette Methodist church at 3:30 Friday afternoon, with interment in the Bazette cemetery. He was a World War Veteran, and the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, had charge of the services at the cemetery.

Mr. Jetton was in the Ninetieth Division, Company D. 359th Infantry.

Rev. J. F. Adams, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, Corsicana, conducted the services at the church.

Surviving are his mother, four sisters, Miss Minnie Jetton, Miss Ruth Jetton, Mrs. E. E. Redford and Mrs. O. D. Conner, all of Corsicana, and two brothers, Fred B. Jetton and Earl Jetton, both of Jefferson.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Bazette
BAZETTE, Feb. 21.—(Spl.)—Walter Jetton was buried in the Prairie Point cemetery Friday.

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Ernest Cecil Spivey
Jul 29, 1913 - Apr 21, 1956

Kerens Resident Dies Monday Of Gunshot Wound

KERENS, April 24 (Spl.)—Funeral services for Ernest Spivey, 43, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel. Burial was in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Frank Gillham, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Spivey died in Memorial Hospital at Corsicana shortly after 3 p.m. Monday from a .22 rifle bullet wound near the right ear. He was brought to the hospital about 11:45 a.m. after he was discovered at the home of his mother.

A. H. Holloway, constable, said investigations indicated Spivey may have been shot about 4 p.m. An old rifle was found near Spivey’s body.

Melvin Penney, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from gunshot wounds, self-inflicted.

Surviving are his wife, five children; mother, Mrs. Nora Spivey, all of Kerens; two brothers, Fred Spivey, Houston, and Roy Spivey, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Wilmer of Kerens, and Mrs. Laura Salter, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Buddy Scarbrough, Vernon Paul, Roy Upchurch, Foy Brown, Grover Rawlings and Robert Scott.

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Samuel Loyd Colvin
Oct 27, 1914 - Sep 2, 1956

Bazette Farmer Expires Sunday

KERENS, Sept. 3—(Spl)—Samuel Loyd Colvin, 41, farmer, died at his home in the Bazette community Sunday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Bazette Baptist church Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Prairie Point cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Sam Cirelli, pastor of the church.

A native of Haskell county, Colvin had spent most of his life at Bazette.

Surviving are his wife, four children, Sammye Carlene, Roy Loyd, Keith and Latrica, all of Bazette; parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Colvin, Kerens; a brother, R. E. Colvin, Kerens; five sisters, Mrs. E. M. Sims, Mrs. H. B. Brown and Mrs. L. B. Howell, all of Kerens; Mrs. R. P. Conger, Powell, and Mrs. Dan Paschal, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Johnnie Wright, Robert Tramel, Home Marshall, Lester Walker, Roy J. Upchurch and Jules Perry.

Inmon Funeral Home directed.

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Seth S. Jones, Jr.
Apr 16, 1928 - Mar 8, 1977

Seth Jones

KERENS—Services will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home here for Seth Jones, Jr., 48, who died in Dallas Tuesday following a long illness.

The Rev. Jack Tucker will officiate with burial at the Prairie Point cemetery.

Jones was a member and a deacon of the Kerens Assembly of God Church. He was a rancher and worked at the Kerens Coop.

Survivors include his widow, Mary Jane Jones of Kerens; three sons, Michael Wayne Jones and Gary Don Jones, both of Corsicana, and David Jones of Kerens; two daughters, Lisa Guin and Lori Jones, both of Kerens, three grandchildren, five brothers, Elton Jones of Kerens, Jerry Jones of Corsicana and Frank Jones, Jeff Jones and Paul Jones, all of Missouri; four sisters, Virginia Avant of Tool, Frances Baker of Malakoff, Carol Jones of Kerens and Dorothy Carrol of Fort Worth, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Walter Libhart
Apr 22, 1890 - Mar 21, 1962

Walter Libhart Rites Friday

Final rites for Walter Libhart were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev. James Davis officiating. Interment was in the Dresden cemetery.

A former resident of Corsicana, Libhart, 71, died Wednesday in a Tyler hospital after a short illness. He was a native of Kansas and had resided the past 12 years in Whitehouse.

Surviving other than his widow of Whitehouse, are three sons, H. M. Libhart, Corsicana; J. C. Libhart, Wortham, and W. H. Libhart, Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Laura Florence Williams, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister in California and other relatives.

Pallbearers were B. B. Livingston, Ernest Tackett, Norvel Coker, Lorn D. Patterson, J. W. Sykes and Roy Brown.

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Nancy Bessie (Griffin) Johnson
Dec 2, 1881 - May 28, 1962

Mrs. Johnson Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Bessie Johnson, widow of the late Bob Johnson, formerly of Corsicana, died Monday at her home, 515 Willow Wood, Lancaster.

Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Lambeth Methodist Church in Dallas with burial in the Dresden cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Luther A. Hill, pastor, assisted by Rev. H. H. Lawson.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Mildred McElroy, Houston; and Mrs. John T. Garvin, Lancaster; three sons, Jack and Bill Johnson, both of Dallas, and Thermon Johnson, Wilmer; 10 grandchildren.

McCammon directed.

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Annie (Phillips) Shoemaker
Sep 6, 1885 - Jun 8, 1962

Mrs. Shoemaker Rites Saturday

Mrs. Annie Shoemaker, 78, longtime resident, died Friday afternoon at her home, 912 West First Avenue. She was a native of Pikeville, Tenn., and had resided in Corsicana about 45 years.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from Corley Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, Missionary Baptist minister, officiating. Burial was in Dresden cemetery.

She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. G. E. Lee and Mrs. C. H. Calvert, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. N. F. Daly of Corpus Christi; two sons, C. P. Shoemaker of Mexia and M. T. Shoemaker of Fort Worth; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, J. A. Phillips, Tyler and a sister, Mrs. J. W. Boykin, Sulphur Springs.

Pallbearers were C. L. Clark, H. E. Honea, George Chappell, Frank L. Leathers, J. D. Haney and Kenneth Davis.

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Mattie Olivia Smith
Aug 8, 1893 - Jun 11, 1962

Hold Services For Miss Smith

Funeral services for Miss Mattie Smith, 69, were to be held in Corley’s Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of Missionary Baptist church, and Floyd Boulware, pastor of First Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

Miss Smith suffered a heart attack Monday and was dead on arrival at Memorial hospital.

Surviving are three brothers, Nathan Smith, Mount Calm; Franklin Smith, Ennis; and W. A. Smith, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. S. C. Griffin, Prescott, Ark.; Mrs. V. R. Harding, Fairfield; and Mrs. Edgar a Eliot, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Joe T. Smith, Claude Moore, J. S. Hicks, Wayne Elrod, Norman Chambers, Aubrey Smith, Emmett Dosser and Dale Smith.

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Minnie (Adams) Fields
Oct 16, 1900 - Aug 15, 1962

Mrs. Fields Dies At Irving

Mrs. Minnie Fields, 61, widow of the late J. C. Fields, Corsicana resident until four years ago, died Wednesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Adeline Robinson, in Irving.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Campbell cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Weldon Lee of Irving.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Robinson, Irving; a son, Calvin Fields, Grand Prairie; five granddaughters, two grandsons, a sister, Mrs. C. E. Taylor, Corsicana; four brothers, Joe and Ben Adams, both of Route 1, Corsicana; George Adams, Kingsville, and Bob Adams, New Orleans.

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Anna Katherine (Sutton) Elrod
Dec 19, 1914 - Oct 1, 1962

Mrs. Elrod Dies Monday Night

Mrs. Wayne Elrod, 47, Route 1, Corsicana, Drane community, died in Memorial Hospital Monday night following a short illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at Griffin Funeral Home early Tuesday afternoon pending advices from a son in Germany, but burial will be in the Campbell cemetery.

Mrs. Elrod was a life-long resident of Drane and was a member of the Central Methodist church here.

Surviving are her husband, Drane; a son, 2nd Lt. Jackie Elrod, Kaiseralautern, Germany; a daughter, Betty Alice Elrod, Drane; mother, Mrs. Jim Sutton, Drane; and two sisters, Mrs. Claude Denbow, Drane, and Mrs. Jimmy Ragan, Greenville, and other relatives.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Elrod

Final rites for Mrs. Wayne Elrod, 47, life-long Drane resident, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, retired Methodist minister, and Rev. Denzil G. Wright, pastor of the Central Methodist church, of which she was a member. Burial was in the Campbell cemetery.

Mrs. Elrod died in Memorial Hospital Monday night following a short illness.

Surviving are her husband, a son, 2nd Lt. Jackie Elrod, Kaisersiautern, Germany; a daughter, Betty Alice Elrod, Drane; mother, Mrs. Jim Sutton, Drane; two sisters, Mrs. Claude Denbow, Drane, and Mrs. Jimmy Ragan, Greenville, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. E. Weeks, Jack Kenny, Ansel Brewer, Terry Sutton, Eddie Denbow, J. S. Hicks, N. S. Roughton and Gilbert Grantham.

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Oweta Zonell (Benfield) Lusk-Kelley
Feb. 24, 1929 - Jul. 8, 1962

Mrs. Kelly Dies Early Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Zonell Kelley, 33, who died at her home at Angus early Sunday morning, will be conducted at Corley’s Chapel Monday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in Campbell cemetery.

Conducting will be the Rev. Dean Royce, of Missouri, Assembly of God church, assisted by The Rev. Jessie Keel, Corsicana, also of the Assembly of God church.

Mrs. Kelley was born at Pursley. She had been ill for some time. She was a Methodist.

Surviving are one son, M. Lusk, Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. F. Benfield, Route 3; three brothers, Loyce and Nathan Benfield, Corsicana, and Edwin Benfield, Dallas; and two sisters, Gnette Moon, Dallas, and Wanda Hedrick, McKinney.

Pallbearers were Jess Young, Buford Anderson, Loyd Nichols, Jessie Beamon, Lawrence Marr and B. C. Barlow.

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Walter Alexander Duffie
Mar 6, 1891 - May 10, 1961

Walter Duffie Rites Thursday

KERENS, May 11—(Spl)—Walter A. Duffie, 80, retired painter, died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were to be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor, assisted by Rev. Bill Foster pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Gatesville, he had resided here since 1924.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Duffie, Kerens; two nephews and one niece.

Pallbearers were to be Johnnie Mills, Andrew McClung, Ralph Sharrer, Wilber Black, Dick Allen and Otis Ray Spurlock.

Inmon directs.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 11, 1961
  • h/o Elizabeth May “Lizzie” (Howell) Duffie married Dec. 1, 1914; s/o Alexander “Alex” Duffie & Rebecca Ann (Sedberry) Duffie
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Edna (Clements) Powell
Apr 14, 1883 - Dec 1, 1961

Mrs. Powell Of Kerens Expires

KERENS, Dec. 2 (Spl.)—Mrs. Edna Powell, 78, of Kerens died in Memorial Hospital Friday afternoon following a brief illness.

A native of Cass county, Mrs. Powell had resided in Kerens for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a brother, Virgil Clements, Kerens; three sisters, Mrs. Lewis E. Howard, Houston; Mrs. B. C. Johnson, LeFors, and Mrs. Ruth Smith, Lubbock, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Virgil Ira Clements
Jun 10, 1885 - Apr 28, 1971

Clements

KERENS, 85, Houston, retired grocery merchant in Kerens for many years, died Wednesday night in Houston.

Funeral services will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Home with Rev. Don Kelly of First Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

His survivors include three sisters.

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Clements

KERENS (Spl.)—Funeral services were held Friday at 1 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel for former Kerens resident Virgil Clements, 85, who died Wednesday in Houston where he had made his home the past several years. He was a retired grocerman. The Rev. Don Kelly officiated. Burial was in the Kerens cemetery.

He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Smith and Mrs. Nuggie Johnson, both of Lefors, Texas and Mrs. L. E. Howard of Houston.

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Randall Dean Jones
1960 - Jan 29, 1962

Jones Baby Dies Friday

KERENS, Feb. 3 (Spl.)—Randall Dean Jones, 15-months-old-son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Jones, Excelsior Springs, Mo., died in a hospital Friday after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Inmon Chapel Sunday at 4 p.m. with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis of the First Methodist Church.

Surviving are the parents, two sisters, Charlotte and Teresa, and a brother, Joe Jones, all of Excelsior Springs, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Seth Jones, Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Smith, Corsicana.

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William Alvin Wagner
Aug 2, 1901 - Dec 27, 1962

Hold Services For Wm. Wagner

KERENS, Dec. 29—(Spl)—Funeral services for William Wagner, 61, Dallas attorney and oil operator, 3125 Amherst street, who died Thursday night after and extended illness, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church in Kerens.

Officiating were Dr. Fred Edgar, pastor of the Oaklawn Methodist church, Dallas, and Rev. Burt Gillis, Kerens Methodist church pastor. Burial was in Kerens cemetery.

A native of Pennsylvania, he had lived in Texas since 1924. He was a frequent visitor in Kerens and was married to the former Virgie Inmon of Kerens. He was a member of the State Bar Association and the Highland Park Methodist church in Dallas.

His survivors besides his wife of Dallas, include one daughter, Mrs. B. J. Knott of Dallas; two grandchildren, John and Cynthia Knott of Dallas; and a sister, Mrs. Karyl Shallop of Erie, Pa.

Pallbearers were Nelson Inmon, Robert Bristow, Dr. Edwin Mouzon, Jr., E. L. Whitaker, Marvin Henderson and Alvin Henderson.

Inmon Funeral Service of Kerens directed.

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Pauline (Grossman) Brooks
May 7, 1884 - Oct 28, 1960

Sunday Rites For Mrs. Brooks

Funeral services for Mrs. Sam D. Brooks will be held Sunday at 11 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Rabbi Harry Merfeld of Temple Beth-El and Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim, will officiate. Interment will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

A former Corsicana resident, Mrs. Brooks died in Houston late Thursday.

Survivors include a son, Bernard Brooks, San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. Phillip Jarrett, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Max Wolens, Sydney Marks, Melville Samuels, Louis Wolens, L. H. Golden, Dean Milkes and M. B. Golden.

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Leon Levine
Jul 4, 1879 - Sep 28, 1961

Leon Levine Dies Thursday, Rites Friday

Leon Levine, aged 62 years, 106 West Sixth avenue, died Thursday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rabbi Harvey Wessel of Tyler, assisted by Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim.

Surviving are five cousins, Mrs. Louis Shwarts and Mrs. Henry Levy, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Julia Raphael, Ennis; Mrs. F. H. Blumenthal, Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Isadore Cohn, Dallas.

Pallbearers will be Jay Silverberg, Irvin Samuels, Alvin Shwarts, Louis Levy, Isaac Levy, Louis Wolens, W. L. Holman, George Daniels, Louis Goldberg, Sydney Marks, Gabe Goldberg, W. B. Levy and Morris Evans.

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Henry Goldsmith
Aug 21, 1878 - Apr 2, 1962

H. Goldsmith Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Henry Goldsmith, 88, who died early Thursday at the Twilight Home, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon chapel with interment in the Hebrew cemetery.

Officiating will be Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro of Congregation Agudas Achim.

Goldsmith, native of Clinton, Mo., had resided in Corsicana the past 40 years. Prior to moving to the Twilight Home he had lived in the W. C. Daniel home the past 14 years.

He was a former merchant who, with his brothers, ran a dry goods store.

Surviving are one brother, Louis Goldsmith, Clinton, Mo.; one sister, Mrs. Ernestine Goldsmith, Clinton, Mo., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Sydney Marks, George Daniels, Max Wolens, James Cerf, Dean Milkes and Max Rosenblum.

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Louis Goldberg
Jul 4, 1891 - Dec 26, 1962

Louis Goldberg Rites Friday

Final rites were said Friday at 10 a.m. for Louis Goldberg, longtime Corsicana resident and business man who died Wednesday night in the Waco Veterans Administration hospital.

Services were held from McCammon Funeral Chapel, with burial in the Hebrew cemetery. Conducting the rites was Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro.

Mr. Goldberg had been a resident of Corsicana since 1910, when he came here from his native New York City. He was a Mason and a veteran of World War 1. Prior to opening “The Coffee House” with his wife, he was connected with Jarrett Department Store, Jolesch Shoe and other firms here.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Rose Daniels Goldberg, Corsicana; four brothers, Nathan Goldberg, St. Louis, Mo,.; Gabe and Isadore Goldberg, both of Corsicana; and Abe Goldberg, Los Angeles, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Sam Daiches, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Daniels, Maurice Rosen, Raymond Goldman, Martin Myers, Herbert Silverberg, Alvin Shwarts, Ivan Rosenberg, Dave Levy, Cecil Williams, C. O. Curington, Sydney Marks, Joe Garner, Dean Milkes, Ben Levy and Jay Marvin Wolens.

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Jesse Joseph Bautista
Sep. 22, 1923 - Dec. 23, 2007

Jesse Joseph Bautista, 84, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, December 23, 2007, at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, after complications following heart surgery.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd from 6 to 7 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton with a rosary at 7 p.m. Memorial services will be Thursday, January 3rd at 6 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana, Texas.

Jesse was born September 22, 1923, in San Leandro California. He served in both WWII and the Korean wars and was honorably discharged as a Second Lieutenant from the United States Army. Upon completion of his bachelors degree in Criminal Justice from San Jose State University in California, he began his career as a drug enforcement agent for the federal government. After transferring to the Hawaiian Islands in 1955, he met and married the love of his life, Amalia ?Monie?. He was then transferred to Houston, Texas, Chicago, Illinois, Richardson, Texas and finally El Paso where he retired at the age of 55. His retirement was brief; he accepted a job with the state of Texas and then with the University of Texas at El Paso as their Foreign Student Advisor. After his retirement from UTEP he took up golf so he could keep up with Monie. When she died in 2001 he moved to Corsicana, Texas to be closer to his children.

He was preceded in death by his wife Amalia ?Monie? Bautista; his daughter Lorie McCurdy; and his two grandchildren Theo and Amalia Browett. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Tanya and Dayle Wetherell of Grapevine, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Frank Means of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law, Tony and Lana Bautista of Plano, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Thea and Mark Pierce of Austin, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Fran and John Browett of London, England; son and daughter-in-law, Matt and Pam Bautista of Hilton Head, South Carolina; daughter Libby Bautista of Trophy Club, Texas; daughter and son-in-law Harri and Jim Baumann of El Paso, Texas; and twelve grandchildren, Jessica, Matthew and Riley Bautista, Dylan, Addie and Celeste Pierce, Octavia, Grace and Alicia Browett, Tyler, Nicholas and Kathryn Bautista, and Cameron and Michael Luciano.

He will always be remembered as an outgoing, larger-than-life man, who loved Monie dearly and took care of anyone in need. He certainly communicated his love for his family and friends by doing things for them. He lived a full life and he will continue to live on in our memory and eternally with our Lord, Jesus Christ.

If anyone wishes to memorialize Jesse please consider the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Corsicana, Texas or a charity of your own choice.

Griffin Roughton Funeral Home - Submitted by Diane Richards


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Morris Edward Farmer
Apr 5, 1928 - May 10, 2014

Morris Edward Farmer, 86, of Corsicana went home to be with his Lord and Savior Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Tri-Sun Care Center in Corsicana. He was born on April 5, 1928 in Eureka, Texas to Dalton Edward and Lillie Mae McCarter Farmer.

He was a member of Calvary Worship Center. He was a very loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was an avid fisherman and hunter; he loved to hunt deer and quail. He was a gardener extraordinaire, and loved to share his crops with friends and even supplied several hamburger places with his tomatoes in Navarro and surrounding counties. He was a veteran, having served his country in the Unites States Army during World War II.

He was preceded in death his parents, Dalton Edward and Lillie Mae Farmer; brothers, Truman and Keith Farmer; and sisters, Aileen Griffith and Oneda Morgan.

He is survived by his wife, Lena Raney Farmer of Corsicana; daughters, Brenda Farmer and companion Derrell McClendon of Palmer, Debbie Farmer and husband Lloyd of Crevillente, Spain, Lillie Atkeisson and husband Chip of Navarro; son, Aubrey Farmer of Marlin; 11 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Vernon Farmer and wife Mary of Palestine; sister-in-law, Jimmie Jo Farmer, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Michael Bedard and Dr. Gary W.
Johnson officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Hopewell Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Farmer, Eddie Farmer, Lee Farmer, Lance Farmer, Eddie Williams, and James Raney.

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Eva Mae Sneed
Unknown - May 2, 2014



Eva Mae Sneed passed away Friday, May 2, 2014.

Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at The Potter’s House, 6777 W. Keist Blvd., Dallas.

Burial will follow at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Oma Lee (Sawyers) Lewis
Apr 24, 1933 - May 8, 2014

Oma Lee Lewis, resident of Corsicana and formerly of Streetman, passed away on Thursday morning May 8, 2014 at Heritage Oaks West at the age of 81. She was born April 24, 1933 in Streetman to Noel and Lula Sawyers.
She was a member of Westside Baptist Church. Oma enjoyed doing needle work, painting and playing 42. In her younger years she loved playing baseball and played on a womens team in Streetman. She also loved to cook for people.

She is preceded in death by her husband Gordon Lewis in 1989; parents Noel and Lula Sawyers; brothers Alton Sawyers and Lester Sawyers; sister Louise Pickens.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Carolyn Lewis, Ronnie and Ronda Lewis all of Corsicana; grandchildren, John Carroll and wife Charity of Springtown, Melissa Owen and Ronny Bearden of Corsicana, Wes Lewis and wife Sara of Corsicana; great-grandchildren, Daylan Hollingsworth, Ashton Hollingsworth, Kaytlyn Carroll, Jackson Embers, Nathan Embers, Codie Bearden, JoJo Bearden, Trinity Loryn Carroll, James Bearden, Caroline Lewis; and great-great-granddaughter Brentleigh Hollingsworth. She is also survived by her sister, Mamie Jo Roberts of Teague.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating. Burial will follow at St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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John Lee "J.R." Reed
Aug 23, 1999 - May 6, 2014

John Lee Reed was born Aug. 23, 1999, in Irving to parents John Wesley Riley and Elizabeth Ann Reed, and entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the age of 14. John was known as “J.R.” by his family and friends.J.R. loved playing football and video games. He was a member of 4-H and played in the band during seventh grade. J.R. had a great love for his family, especially his sisters.

J.R. was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, John and Otilia Riley.

He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Reed of Kerens; father, John Riley, and step-mother, Teresa, of Fort Worth; sisters, Cerise Reed of Kerens, Vivian Riley of Fort Worth, and Marissa Riley of Fort Worth; maternal grandparents, Daniel and Linda Reed of Kerens; uncle, Travis Reed of Austin; cousin, Denice Reed of Austin; numerous aunts, uncles and other loving family members.

A public viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the Reed home in Kerens.

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Ronald Terry Miller
Sept 12, 1932 - May 6, 2014

Ronald Terry Miller, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas following a brief illness. He was born Sept. 12, 1932 in Corsicana to W.P. (Bill) and Fleeta Miller.

Raised in Navarro, Texas, Ronnie graduated from Mildred High School. Due to his father's illness, Ronnie accompanied him to Tacoma, Washington where he was treated for several months.

Upon his return, he studied and earned his private pilot's license. He then met the love of his life Andra Nagy. After their marriage, he joined the United States Army where he served for two years in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He then returned to Navarro County where he joined his father in the oil and cattle business, later known as Miller Oil Company. He enjoyed helping support his community through his donation of land for the building of a Mildred church and the Navarro Airport.
During the Downtown movement to encourage tourism, he donated an oil derrick from his family business. During their 60 years of marriage, Ronnie and Andra enjoyed traveling. Some of their trips included Europe, Canada, Ireland, Scotland and Alaska. He was a very loving and generous man, caring for his father during his lengthy illness for many years.

He is survived by his wife Andra, his son Mike Miller and wife Dana, daughter Rhonda Sherman and husband Bick, son Vic Miller and wife Susan, all of Corsicana. He loved his family gatherings and especially loved his time with his seven grandchildren, including Layton Miller, Lauren Miller, Ashley Stratton and husband Michael, Jaclyn Mayfield and husband Mark, Aaron Erwin and wife Kirsten, Adam Erwin and Carlee Miller. He is also survived by his brothers Bruce and Darwin Miller. He will be dearly missed by his four-legged companion, Sophie.

Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8,
2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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James Malford "Bo" Brewer, Jr.
Mar 10, 1923 - May 9, 2014

J. M. “Bo” Brewer, 91, of Waxahachie, Texas formerly of Corsicana passed away Friday, May 9, 2014 at Red Oak Health & Rehabilitation Center in Red Oak. He was born March 10, 1923 in Aspermont, Texas to James Malford Brewer and Mattie Elizabeth Brewer.

He married Juanita Derrick on Aug. 15, 1942, and they celebrated 70 years of marriage. He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. J. M. “Bo” and Juanita owned and operated Brewer’s Gulf Station at the corner of Seventh Ave. and 24th St. for over 20 years. Bo Brewer enlisted in the United States Army in 1945 and served under Gen. George S. Patton during World War II. He was also part of the Security Guard for the Nuremberg Trials. Although he was only in the Army for 15 months he received two Bronze Stars, the German Victory Ribbon, Two Overseas Service Bars, and the Army of Occupation Ribbon. He was proud of his service and a very patriotic man.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and seven siblings.

He is survived by his sons, Roger Dale Brewer and wife Catherine of Waxahachie and Ronnie Eugene Brewer and wife Alpha of Mildred; daughter, Regina Mae Brewer-Garner and husband Marco Vargas of Waxahachie; grandchildren, Debra Lynn Jones of Florida, Ronnie Eugene Brewer, II of Fairfield, Renee’ La Joyce Isom of Waco, Christopher Michael Garner of Euless, Rebecca Diane Brewer of Pennsylvania, and Sgt. Scott Dale Brewer of Wisconsin; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jerrell Brewer of Quinlan and S.M. Brewer of Arlington and sister, Geneva Speed of Corsicana.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 12,
2014 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Ed Ridge officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ronnie Eugene Brewer, II, Christopher Michael Garner, Sgt. Scott Dale Brewer, and Ronnie Eugene Brewer, III. Military honors will be performed.

Memorial contributions may be made to The VFW of Navarro County Post 3366, P.O. Box 2281, Corsicana, Texas 75151-2281.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 13, 2014
  • h/o Juanita Dorothy Mae (Derrick) Brewer; s/o James Malford Brewer & Mattie Elizabeth (Alexander) Brewer
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Peggy Oree (Brown) Mauldin
July 31, 1938 - May 9, 2014

Peggy Oree Brown Mauldin, 75, passed away at 1:05 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2014 in Dallas. She was born July 31, 1938.

Peggy loved to cook for her family and her great-grandchildren. She loved her family and she was truly the matriarch of her family.

She is survived by her husband James Carrol Mauldin of Dallas; her children, Bret Lee Morris of Waxahachie, Gary Randolph Morris of Dallas, Sherry Dawn Morris of Dallas and stepson James Cameron Mauldin of Dallas; grandchildren, Whitney Johnson and husband Justin of Midlothian, Kelly Dawn McGuinness of Arlington; great-grandchildren, Raylee Makenzie Johnson of Midlothian, Jayden Bray Johnson of Midlothian, and another great-granddaughter on the way, Kynlee Maddison McGuinness of Arlington.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014 at Griffin-Rougthon Funeral Home.

Service will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Peggy Jean (Daniels) Fulton
Mar 25, 1935 - May 8, 2014

Peggy Daniels Fulton, 79, of Denton, and formerly of Rice, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 in Denton.  She was born March 25, 1935 in Rice, the daughter of Jessie Daniels and Nora Mahaley Daniels.
Graveside services will be held  at 1 p.m. Monday, May 12, 2014, at Rice Cemetery in Rice.

Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton, Texas is in charge of arrangements.

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Allan Woods
Dec 26, 1890 - Nov 11, 1917

AT REST

One of the Largest Funeral Processions in Corsicana's History

No death has occurred in Corsicana that caused deeper sorrow than that of Allan Woods' which came suddenly and unexpedtedly from heart trouble at the home of his parents Sunday evening. Not feeling well for the past few days and spending his time at home as a consequence, about noon he went to his room complaining of a headache and when later his father went up with a meal prepared by his mother, Allan said he did not feel hungry but felt like sleeping. Some time later his mother went to the room to find him breathing his last, and in a few minutes the end had come. The family physician pronounced the cause of his sudden taking off to be that of heart trouble.

It has been a long time since there has been so large and so expensive a presentation of flowers as those that shed their fragrance and beauty about the handsome casket that held this young man's body. And so has it been many days since so long a funeral procession followed the body of a Corsicana citizen to its final resting place in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral exercises were simple yet impressive. A quartette composed of Mr. Edgar Metcalf, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. P.C. Townsend and Mr. C. L. Knox sang appropriate songs. The services at the home were conducted at 10 o'clock this morning by Rev. Chas Oberschmidt, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. J. D. Ray, former pastor of the First Baptist church here, but now of Fort Worth. A scripture reading by Dr. Oberschmidt and a prayer by Dr. Ray in which there was heart sympathy for the parents, followed by a hymn by the quartette marked the opening of the solemn service. There was scarcely one present who did not shed tears for every heart went out to the parents who had looked upon the face of a beloved son for the last time. "In the presence, in the very hush of death," began Dr. Oberschmidt, "we stand at this time." Then he talked of man's frailty as expressed in the scriptures he had read. He spoke of three stages in man's career. One was in "helpless infance when he could not lift a hand in defense of himself." The other was when in "tottering old age, perhaps leaning on a crutch, man returns to childish inability to care for himself." Then he pictured a young man in the prime and vigor of young manhood, just as was the young man whose death is now being so deeply mourned. Perhaps it was to that age that the inspired word made reference, said the speaker. Of Allan personally, Dr. Oberschmidt said he was noble, friendly, bright, always cheerful at home and manly. And so he was. That he had good breeding was shown in his bearing. His "good morning" to those whom he met was always cheerful and a smile accompanied the words so cordially spoken. He looked you in the face when addressing you and his bearing was that of a man of pride without haughtiness - it was the steady, gentle yet firm look of good breeding and gentle manners.

After the services at the home the Elks took charge and at the cemetery the beautiful burial ceremony of that order was said. At its conclusion, Rev. Dr. Bennett, rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, added impressiveness to the occasion by his recital of the following:

Now the laborer's task is o'er;
Now the battle day is past;
Now upon the farther shore
Lands the voyager at last.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now our brother sleeping.

There the tears of earth are dried;
There the hidden things are clear,
There the work of life is tried
By a juster Judge than here.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now our brother sleeping.

There the penitents, that turn
To the cross their dying eyes,
All the love of Jesus learn,
At His feet in Paradise.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now our brother sleeping.

There no more the powers of hell
Can prevail to mar their peace;
Christ the Lord shall guard them well,
He who died for their release.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now our brother sleeping.

"Earth to earth and dust to dust,"
Calmly now the words we say,
Left behind, we wait in trust
For the resurrection day.
Father, in Thy gracious keeping,
Leave we now our brother sleeping.

Then followed a short prayer by Dr. Oberschmidt and the sorrowing father and mother, brothers and other relatives and the great throng of sympathetic friends went away leaving the mound beneath which rests all that is mortal of Allan Woods deeply buried beneath a great profusion of flowers that speak the sympathy and love of those who knew him in life and who will carry his memory with them until they, too, answer the final summons.

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Mary Catherine (Peacock) Lathrop
Nov 11, 1872 - Sep 26, 1960

Lathrop Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary C. Lathrop; 87, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m from the Purdon Baptist church, Rev. Jarrell Griffin, pastor, officiated. Interment was in the Younger cemetery.

Mrs. Lathrop died Monday at her home in Fort Worth. She was a former resident of Purdon.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Maggie Ellen Farmer, Purdon, and Mrs. Laura Mae Search, Fort Worth; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren;; two brothers, Louis Peacock, Egan, and William Peacock, Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Brown and Mrs. Anna Gentry, both of Fort Worth, and a number of nieces , nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Tom Farmer, Lewis Owens, Guy Farmer, Albert Mosley, Clarence Thomas and Clarence Olsen.

Griffin directed.

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Alva Mae (Gaddy) Thomas
Feb 10, 1910 - Oct 27, 1960

Mrs. Thomas Dies Thursday

Mrs. Walton Thomas, 50, Purdon native, employed at the IOOF Home here as a cook, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday morning.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two sons, Bobby Thomas, Dallas, and Dale Reid Thomas, Corsicana; a daughter, Miss Shirlyn Ann Thomas, Corsicana; three grandchildren, parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. J. Gaddy, Corsicana; a brother, Ona Lee Gaddy, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Garoin Sloan, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Younger cemetery at Purdon.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Donald Pike Methodist minister, assisted by Rev. B. W. Barnett, pastor of the Pleasant Grove Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Morris Pike, Ralph Tatum, Jr.; Lee Putnam, Ewing Woodall, Clarence Pevehouse and E. F. Stewart.

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Polly McGhee (Thompson) Beggs
May 15, 1898 - Feb. 28, 1962

Friday Rites For Mrs. Beggs

KERENS, March 1 (Spl.)—Funeral service for Mrs. Pollie Beggs, 63, wife of Oscar Beggs, who died in Memorial Hospital Wednesday following a short illness, will be held from the Kerens Church of Christ Friday at 4 p.m. She was a member of this church.

The rites will be conducted by Willie Hamblin, minister of the church. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

Native of Oklahoma, the family resided at Kaufman prior to moving to Kerens in 1935.

Surviving are her husband of Kerens; four sons, Orville, J. D. and Loyd Beggs, all of Kerens, and S-Sgt. Gilbert Beggs, USAF, England; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Stubblefield, Dallas; Mrs. Rosalie Usener, San Antonio; Miss Jane Beggs, and Miss Elizabeth Beggs, Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Helen Rogers, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. W. R. Ray, Ardmore, Okla., and a grandchild.

Inmon will direct.

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Oscar Beggs
Jul 15, 1891 - Aug 27, 1971

Beggs

KERENS—(Spl)—Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ for Oscar Beggs, 80, who died Friday in Gunter where he had made his home the last four years. He had spent most of his life in Kerens and was retired Lone Star Gas Co. employee. Mr. Cato Sherrer, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in the Kerens City Cemetery under direction of Paschal Funeral Home.

He was a veteran of World War 1.

He is survived by four sons, Orville and Lloyd Beggs of Kerens, Gilbert Beggs, San Antonio, and J. D. Beggs, Corsicana; four daughters, Miss Betty Beggs and Mrs. Ann Stubblefield, both of Dallas; Mrs. Jane Seabolt of Odessa, and Mrs. Rosalie Usener of San Antonio; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Floyd Beggs of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and five sisters, Mrs. Lola Reeves and Mrs. Mahala Beauford, both of Irving; Mrs. Kate Lewis of Maysville, Okla.; Mrs. Becky Goldsmith of Bogota, Texas, and Mrs. Ora Grubough of San Antonio.

Pallbearers will be Cliff Currington, N. H. Thompson, T. E. Layfield, Bill Moore, Harold Jennings and Jim Green.

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Myrtle (Colvin) Smith
Jul 4, 1909 - Jul 18, 1962

Mrs. Smith of Dallas Dies

KERENS, July 18 (Spl)—Mrs. Myrtle Smith, 53, of Dallas, died suddenly at the home of her stepfather, L. V. Earley, at an early hour Wednesday. She had arrived Tuesday.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church here, of which she was a member, Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor, assisted by Rev. J. W. Fore, pastor of the First Assembly of God Church.

Surviving are her husband, Cecil Smith, Dallas; step-father, two sisters, Mrs. Fremon Patterson, Silver, and Mrs. Edna Kuykendall, Dallas; a step-sister, Mrs. Leta Parks, Chandler, and a step-brother, Aubry Earley, Gonzales.

Inmon directs.

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Tennyson Lucious Whorton, Sr.
Feb 13, 1906 - Jul 13, 1962

T. L. Whorton Dies Friday

KERENS, July 13 (Spl.)—Tennyson L. Whorton, Sr., 56, farmer-rancher, life-long resident of Kerens, died early Friday morning of a heart attack.

He was a member of the First Baptist church and served as a member and president of the Kerens school board.

Surviving are his wife of Kerens; a son, T. L. Whorton, Jr., Houston; a brother, J. L. Whorton, Jr., Kerens; two sisters, Mrs. Virgil Walker, Trinidad, Colo., and Mrs. H. Glen Widemon, Abilene; one granddaughter and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Inmon Chapel with burial in the Kerens cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Don Walker, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church.

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Carrie (Graham) Fuller
Aug 11, 1872 - Jan 31, 1962

Mrs. Fuller, 89, Rites Sunday

KERENS, Feb. 2 (Spl.)—Mrs. Carrie Fuller, 89, formerly of Kerens, died in Corpus Christi Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Mrs. Fuller was the widow of the late Dr. Wm. Fuller, veterinarian and city marshal, who died in 1933.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the First Methodist church with burial in the Kerens cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor, Mrs. Fuller was a member of this church and was active in the WSCS. She resided in Kerens for 50 years prior to moving to Corpus Christi nine years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Graham W. Fuller, Corpus Christi and Leroy Fuller, Meca, Calif.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Root, Cilo, Mich.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Betty Haas, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Elizabeth Nicholson, North Hollywood, Calif.; five great-grandchildren.

The body will arrive in Corsicana Friday night on the Rock Island Lines passenger train.

Inmon Funeral Home directs.

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William Louis “Billy” Levine
Dec 15, 1915 - Jul 31, 1963

Billy Levine, 47, Dies In Waxahachie

Billy Levine, 47, died at his home in Waxahachie early Wednesday morning following a heart attack.

Services will be held in the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro officiating. Interment will be in the Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving are the wife, Mrs. Rita Levine, Waxahachie; three sons, Marvin Levine, Jay Levine and Gary Levine, all of Waxahachie; mother, Mrs. Jake Levine, Corsicana; two brothers, Dr. Sam Levine, Long Island, N.Y., and Phil Levine, Waxahachie; two sisters, Miss Beth Levine, and Mrs. Louis Laibovitz, Austin.

The family has requested that there be no flowers, that all memorial be donated to the Heart Fund.

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Dora (Helstain) Milkes
Oct 10, 1881 - Jan 4, 1963

Mrs. Milkes, 81, Dies In Dallas, Rites Friday

Mrs. Dora Milkes, 81, died in Golden Acres Home for Jewish Aged in Dallas Friday morning.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Joseph Sharpiro, Congregation Agudas Achim, of which she was a member.

A native of Russia, born October 10, 1881, Mrs. Milkes’ family came to America when she was three years of age. After residing in Chicago and St. Paul,Mrs. Milkes and her late husband, Louis H. Milkes, who died in 1925, operated the Golden Rule Department store in Hibbing, Minn., for a number of years.

Mrs. Milkes was past worthy matron of the Eastern Star, past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge at Hibbing Council of Jewish Women, and a former member of the Carnegie Library board at Hibbing.

She came to Corsicana in 1954 and went to the Dallas home in 1958. She was a member of the Corsicana Eastern Star Chapter and the local chapter of Hadassah.

Surviving are three sons, Dean Milkes, Corsicana; Marshall Milkes, Elmhurst, Ill., and Bernerd Milkes, Portland, Ore.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Phil Blatt, Charles Waldman, Louis Wolens, Jay Marvin Wolens, Max Rosenblum and Bennett Miller.

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Walter L. Brown
Dec 27, 1904 - Sep 30, 1963

Tuesday Rites Walter Brown

Funeral services for Walter L. Brown, 58, U.S.A.F. civil engineer, who died in Shreveport, La., Monday morning were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rabbi Harry Wessell, Tyler, and Rabbi Joseph N. Shapiro. Congregation Agudas Achim, with burial in the Hebrew cemetery.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Bernard Rosen, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank Kessinger, Garland; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a brother, Bill Brown, Shreveport, La.

Pallbearers were Jack K. Smithwick, Auburn Strattman, Warren DePerroiel, Marvin S. Bartek, Robert Morrison, Samuel B. Shields, Otter P. Otterson, James H. Conley, J. K. Anderson, Elmer T. Haines, Lt. Col. Thomas W. Cannon, Jr.; M. E. Bennett, H. L. Lindquist and W. D. Snelling.

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Juanita (Martinez) Ortega
Jun 24, 1921 - Jan 27, 1961

Mrs. Ortega Of Barry Expires

Mrs. Juanita Ortega, 39, wife of Roy Ortega, Route 1, Barry, died in Memorial hospital Saturday.

Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. August J. Merkel, pastor.

Mrs. Ortega was a native of Corbet.

Surviving are her are her husband and a son, Roy Ortega, Jr., both of Barry; three daughters, Mrs. Modesta Sanches, Ennis; Eusevia and Rita Ortega, both of Barry; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Santos Martinez, Dallas; five brothers and five sisters, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Albert Ovalle, Manuel Moreno, Joe Costello, Pete Garza, Joe Salazar and Jesa Mora.

Corley directed.

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Thomas Carrillo
B & D Nov 10, 2009

Graveside services for infant Thomas Carrillo were held at Catholic cemetery in Corsicana.

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Guadalupe (Marcus) Castillo
Dec 12, 1901 - Sep 20, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Castillo

Funeral services for Mrs. Guadalupe Castillo, 60, who died in an automobile on North Commerce street Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

The rites were conducted by Rev. August J. Merkel, pastor. Burial was in the Calvary (Catholic) cemetery. The Rosary was recited at the Corley Chapel Friday at 7 p.m.

The family was en route to a hospital and stopped on the street. Dr. Will Miller, health officer, and Justice of the Peace Grover C. Bowden conducted an investigation and Judge Bowden returned a coroner’s verdict of death from “natural causes.”

The family resided in the Corbet community.

Surviving are her husband, John Castillo, and two daughters, Misses Janie and Marguerite Castillo, all of Corsicana.

Mrs. Castillo had resided in this area for 46 years.

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Manuel Francis Fialho
Oct. 2, 1910 - Feb. 13, 1963

Hold Services For M. F. Fialho

Requiem Mass for M. F. Fialho, 52, former Kerens band director, who died Wednesday in the VA Hospital at Lisbon of cancer, was held Friday at 10 a.m. from the Church of the Immaculate Conception with burial in the Catholic cemetery. Rosary was received Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Corley chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Augus Merkel, pastor, and Rev. Gerald Scholl.

Fialho had been director of the Fort Worth Lake Worth high school music department since last Fall.

Native of Massachusetts, he was in the Army, 1940-1946, and received bachelor and master degrees in music at Baylor University, Waco, and was with the Waco schools and a symphony orchestra before going to Kerens several years ago. He was primarily a drummer and pianist.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Dorothy and Mary and three sons, Vincent, John and Michael Fialho all of Fort Worth; father, Joseph Fialho, New Bedford, Mass., two sisters, Mrs. Irene Batelho and Mrs. Elsie Borateau, both of Massachusetts, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were David J. Williams, Mike Hollingsworth, Wade Johnson, Roy Clyde Jenkins, Hobart Hilliard, John Vanston, Sam Nagy and Henry Murphy.

Corley directed.

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Alva Herrin, Sr.
Sep 27, 1904 - May 28, 1961

Alva Herrin Rites Monday

Alva Herrin 56, died at Malakoff Sunday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Malakoff; three sons, Weldon Herrin, Pasadena; F. L. Herrin, Corsicana, and Alva Herrin, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.; four daughters, Mrs. Annie Lee Tragdon, Irving; Mrs. Geneva Jones, Corsicana; Mrs. Margaret Poston, Mosheim and Miss Wanda Ruth Herrin, Malakoff; two brothers, Ernest Herrin, Italy and Roy Herrin, Odessa; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Whitehead, Corsicana, and Mrs. Ruby Giles, Arp; two half-brothers, Bill Herrin and W. L. Herrin, both of Lubbock; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and other relatives.

He was a member of the Assembly of God church at Rice.

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in the Rice cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James T. Davis, pastor of the West Third avenue (Fundamentalist) Baptist church.

Pallbearers were Harry Grounds, Harvey Martin, David Fluker, William Martin, Hubert Libhart and George Morris.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 29, 1961

  • h/o Bessie Pearl (Grant) Herrin-Bennett married Nov. 17, 1922; d/o Wallace Leon Herrin & Eva Lee (Frederick) Herrin

  • Submitted by Diane Richards


Bessie Pearl (Grant) Herrin-Bennett
May 12, 1904 - Feb 22, 1974

Pearl Bennett

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Pearl (Herrin) Bennett, 69, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. J. C. Bristow, pastor of the Jehovah’s Witness Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Rice cemetery with grandsons as pallbearers.

Surviving are three sons, Lynn Herrin of Corsicana, Weldon A. of Pasadena, and Alva Herrin, Jr., of Byhalia, Miss.; four daughters, Mrs. Geneva Jones of Corsicana, Mrs. Ann Progdon of Irving, Mrs. Margaret Poston of Fort Worth and Mrs. Wanda Robinson of Navasota; three brothers, Paul Grant and Robert Grant, both of Corsicana and Howard Grant of Arizona;
Two sisters, Mrs. Flo Brooks and Mrs. Essie Garrett, both of Corsicana; 20 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, Feb 24, 1974

  • 1st husband Alva Herrin, Sr. married Nov. 17, 1922 2nd unk Bennett; d/o John Carter Grant and Jennie Anna (Grant) Grant buried in Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Tx

  • Submitted by Diane Richards


Hugh Sloan Wear
Nov 08, 1906 - Dec 17, 1961

H. S. Wear, 55, Dies In Dallas Rites Monday

Hugh Sloan Wear, 55, native of Rice, died in Dallas Sunday morning following a heart attack.

Funeral services were held Monday 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. Claude Gordon, pastor of the First Baptist church in Rice, assisted by Rev. B. W. Barnett, pastor of the Rice Methodist church. Wear was a Baptist.

Wear was ticket agent for the interurban at Rice for years and at the time of his death was connected with the Bob-O-Links golf course in Dallas. He died in Baylor hospital.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Opal Wear, 3128 Abrams Road, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Judy Shelton, and a granddaughter, Melissa Shelton, both of Decatur; three brothers, G. Herman Wear and J. N. Wear, both of Rice, and Jesse Wear, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Nellie Toler, Garland, and Miss Mary E. Wear, Richardson.

Pallbearers were J. W. Medford, Sloan Gallemore, Dow Mahaley, Clarence Mahaley, Ernest Cummins, Al Shelton, J. K. Bradley and John Bowden.

McCammon directed.

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John Haynie Sloan
Jan 10, 1889 - Mar 12, 1962

John H. Sloan Dies In Dallas

John H. Sloan, native of Rice but long-time resident of Dallas, died in a Dallas hospital Monday following an extended illness. He was 73.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Keever chapel in Ennis with Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor, First Methodist church at Ennis, officiating. Interment will be in the Rice Cemetery.

Born in Rice, Jan. 10, 1889, Sloan had resided there until about 20 years ago at which time he moved to Dallas where he was connected with the Federal Reserve Bank.

He was reared in Rice and served in World War 1. He was formerly a farmer and an employe of the First State Bank in Rice.

The son of the late Dr. and Mrs. Hugh Sloan, he married the former Miss Ruby Lewis of Wortham, June 24, 1925.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Rice and Hella Temple Shrine in Dallas. Sloan was also a member of the Haynie Memorial Methodist church at Rice.

Surviving other than his widow, are one daughter, Miss Joan Sloan, Dallas; cousin, Mrs. Bob Banner, Ennis, who was reared in his parents’ home, and other relatives.

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Blanche Faye (Splawn) McClanahan
May 11, 1944 - May 10, 2014
 

Blanche McClanahan, 69, of Honesdale, Pennsylvania passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014. Visitation will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 11 a.m.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Blanche Faye McClanahan passed away on Saturday, May 10, 2014 in Honesdale, PA at Wayne County Memorial Hospital at the age of 69. She was born in Dallas County to Barney Franklin Splawn and Lillie May Cameron Splawn on May 11, 1944.

She is survived by her children, Darlene F. Jones of Missouri, Charlotte A. Wolfe of Garland, Sandra R. Jones of Whitney and Mary R. Wolfe of Honesdale, PA; step-daughter, Robin McClanahan; sister, Edith M. Watson; brother, James D. Splawn; thirteen grandchildren, four step grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Orville McClanahan; parents, Lillie M. and Barney F. Splawn; sisters, Bonnie M. Mclain and Nellie M.
Mullins; brothers, Barney F. Splawn, Joseph D. Splawn and Jerry W.
Splawn and step-children, Theresa McClanahan and Orvillene McClanahan.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014 from 9:00 - 11:00 am at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be held 11:00 am Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Rider, Christopher Rider, Michael Eldred, Kevin Wolfe and Scott Splawn
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  • w/o Orville McClanahan; d/o Barney Franklin Splawn & Lillie May (Cameron) Splawn

  • Submitted by Karen Rost


Otis Raymond Swindle
June 22, 1928 - May 14, 2014

Otis Raymond Swindle, 85, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 14,
2014 in Corsicana. He was cremated and burial of his cremated remains will be held at a later date in Long Cemetery in Powderly, Texas.

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Comet Iles Jr.
abt 1931 - May 8, 2014

Comet Iles Jr., 83, of Kerens, passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Twilight Home. Funeral Services are 11 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, Kerens with Pastor Nathan Carter officiating. Interment will be at 1:15 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Dallas-Ft.Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway Dallas, TX. 75211. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Helen (Reyna) Trevino
Apr 23, 1950 - May 15, 2014

Mary Helen Trevino, 64, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village surrounded by her family. No services are scheduled at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Mrs. Mary Helen Trevino, age 64, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born on April 23, 1950 in Ft. Worth, Texas to Amado B. Reyna, Sr. and Anita Martinez Reyna.

Mrs. Trevino spent her life caring for her family. She had a sweet spirit and a very loving heart for everyone.

She is survived by her children; Carla Rubell, Theresa Alonso, Carlos Trevino and Herman Trevino; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Trevino has a special place in the hearts of family and friends.
She is now in heaven with her Lord and Savior.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Clance Lee Hallman Jr.
abt 1935 - May 12, 2014

Clance Lee Hallman Jr., 79, of Kerens, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014 at the Twilight Home. Funeral sevices are 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the New Bethel Baptist Church Kerens with Pastor Earnest Betts Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at the Petersburg Cemetery in Kerens. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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