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William Earl Ogburn
Aug 31, 1923 - Apr 1, 2015

William Earl Ogburn, 91, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 surrounded by loved ones at his home in Roane. Earl was born Aug. 31, 1923 to Francis and William Ogburn. He attended several schools including Sands Chapel school in Chatfield. Earl was happily married to Gladys Lucille Coffey Ogburn for almost 68 years before she passed in 2011.
Earl was in the United States Army and was a World War II veteran. He was a very active member of Roane Baptist Church for over 60 years and served as deacon and treasurer. Earl will be dearly missed by his church family. He worked at Bryant Cotton Gin in Roane, Kent Bros. Feed and Seed in Powell, and was the manager and part owner of Powell Cotton Gin. The old-timers knew they could depend on Earl for any electrical work, and they say he has been in every attic in the Roane community.
He enjoyed cattle ranching with his son, Ronnie and grandsons, Ronnie Dale and Russell. He dearly loved to feed cows, and you could say he had the fattest cows around. For years, he would travel to South Texas to deer hunt with his good friend and fellow deacon, Jim Parker of Roane.
Earl is celebrating in Heaven with Gladys and their two sons, Ronnie and Gary. He is preceded in death also by his parents and siblings, Benny, Everett, and Faye.
Waiting to reunite with him is his wife of three years, Fran Parnell; “favorite” daughter-in-law, Cathy; grandsons, Ronnie Dale and wife Kim, and Russell and wife Lacey; great-grandson, Colton; great-granddaughters, Alexys, Lucille, and Lillian; sister Juanelle of Arkansas; brother, Johnny of Georgia; sister, Billie of California. Also waiting to see him again are numerous family members and friends.
Russell Reed will officiate the memorial service at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, 2015.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Dale Ogburn, Russell Ogburn, Colton Ogburn, Bob Williams, Larry Williams, Manuel Pimentel, Rob Owens and Gary Talley.
Earl had a full life and made many happy memories, but most important was his love for Jesus Christ. Memorials can be made to Roane Baptist Church (P.O. Box 101, Corsicana, Texas 75151).
The Ogburn family would like to express their gratitude for all the prayers and support offered.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Bill Howard Gilmore
June 15, 1950 - Apr 3, 2015

Bill Howard Gilmore, 64, passed away Friday, April 3, 2015 at the VA Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Services are pending at this time with Corley Funeral Home.

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Carl Daniel Seals
d. April 2, 2015

Posted: Friday, April 3, 2015 2:32 pm

Carl Daniel Seals, 58, ended his journey on earth at his home in Frost on Thursday, April 2, 2015 with his wife and friends at his side. He had battled several illnesses since 2009, but his final battle was with lung cancer that was diagnosed in May of 2014.

He worked as a shrimper in his teens and in construction the rest of his life. In later years, he preferred to be his own boss. His greatest achievements before his illnesses were the building of the new café at Navarro Mills (now known as “Peggy’s Place”), and the renovation of the 100-year old church, First Baptist of Richland, where he was a member.

Carl was preceded in death by his father Everett Seals; mother Consuelo (Connie) Lopez Benavides; brothers Harold Seals, James Seals, Luis Seals; and stepson Jeremy Jensen.

Survivors include his loving wife Cheryl Lemmings Seals of the home; daughter Kendra Gurren of Memphis, Tennessee; sons Carl (Danny) Seals, Jr. of Memphis, and Damian Seals of Gaithersburg, Maryland; stepdaughters Elizabeth (Betsy) Skrdla and husband Brad of Glen Heights, Texas, Stephanie Brown and husband B.J. of Odessa; brother Alfonzo Adriano and wife Patricia of Corpus Christi; sisters Linda Seals of Dallas, and Inez Adriano and husband Bert Valle of Corpus Christi; grandchildren Emma Gurren, Conner Gurren, Logan Seals, Christopher Seals, Kassidy Blake, Dylan Blake, Kinsley Skrdla, Bradley Skrdla, Madeleine Brown, and Peyton Brown; great-grandson Jaxon McGraw; many, many nieces, nephews, and cousins; his adopted families; and his faithful Chihuahua companion Bubba Alan Seals.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 6, 2015, at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Funeral services will also be at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, 2015, officiated by Brother Walter Libhart. Interment will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kurt Redmon, Charlie Watts, Alan Dunn, Jody Farmer, Hughie Libhart, Fred Snebold, Justin Brown, and Bert Valle. Honorary pallbearers will be Gene Montgomery, Danny Seals, and Damian Seals.

The family sends special thanks to the kind and professional staff at Hand In Hand Hospice in Corsicana.

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Ira Thomas "Tommy" Bryant
Aug 5, 1956 - Apr 6, 2015

Ira Thomas “Tommy” Bryant, 58, of Corsicana passed away Monday, April 6, 2015 at his residence. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.


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Ira Thomas "Tommy" Bryant, 58 of Corsicana, passed away April 6, 2015 in Corsicana. He was born August 5, 1956 in Corsicana to William Wade Jr. and Helen Robinson Bryant.

Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Friday, April 10, 2015 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Tharon Doris (Hinds) Biehl
Apr 1, 1923 - Apr 4, 2015

Mrs. Tharon Doris Biehl, 92, of Corsicana and formerly of Seaview, Washington passed away peacefully Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born April 1, 1923 in Coleman, Texas to W.M. and Altha Hinds.
She desired more than anything a college education and put herself through college. She was a very smart and interesting lady. She was very active in politics, was a realtor, owned and operated restaurants, and was an antique dealer and in later life did estate sales with her dear friend Lottie. She owned her antique shop “Dory’s Antiques.” She and her husband Ed lived in Seaview and previously Seattle, Washington. She returned to Texas following Ed’s death. She lived independently for a while then was placed in the care of sisters, Ella Humphries and Frances Crittendon, who took care of Doris over three years when she lived in assisted living. Ella and Frances loved her, they took her everywhere and even into their homes as if she were their own family. These were three wonderful years that she had thanks to her loving caregivers. She was a member of the Catholic Church, and attended as long as she could. Sylvia Bonin, Charlotte Van Buskirk and Jane Gordon from the church visited and kindly ministered to her for many years. She loved to be in the center of people and loved attention. Everyone she knew here loved her, and will miss her.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward H. Biehl; nephews, Rusty and Mitchell Hinds; and a niece, Sharon Seely.
She was the oldest of and survived by four siblings, sisters, Billie Murphey of Corsicana and Lou Tidmore of Victoria; brothers, Matt Hinds and wife Nancy of Victoria and Don Hinds and wife Doris of Port Lavaca; and multiple nieces and nephews, Janet, Lisa, Chuck, Sonny, Douglas, Chip, Buddy, and also three step-sons.
A rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alzfdn.org or to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 3000 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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James Earl Duvall
Mar 9, 1942 - Apr 4, 2015

James Earl Duvall, resident of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 73. He had many things he enjoyed like flying and taxidermy. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting, working in his yard and gardening. He liked staying busy.
He is preceded in death by his wife Betty Carol Sessions Duvall, sister Martha Jean Riddle, mother and step father, Marjorie Dixon and Thelbert B. Dixon.
He is survived by his daughter, LaCrissa Duvall, wife Linda Duvall, daughters Summer Chandler and Kelly Carberry; brother, Mark Dixon; sister Mary Gibson; sisters-in-law Debbie and Daniel Harris, Dianne and Tommy Marsuak, Brenda Castillo; and grandchildren Lexi Baldree, Kayden Carberry and Abigail Miller. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family and friends.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 4 p.m. Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chuck McClanahan, Keith Weaver, Phil Judson, Monty Brazell, Charles Fincher, Ronald Stewart and Marcus Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be Mark Acker, Dale Campbell and Danny Combs.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 9, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Betty Carol (Sessions) Duvall and Linda Duvall; Mother & stepfather Marjorie Dixon & Thelbert B. Dixon.

Ora (Fife) Rose
Dec 1881 - Sep 26, 1911

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

Mrs. Ola Rose, wife of F. R. Rose, a printer, whose home has been here for some months past, died yesterday afternoon at 522 North Nineteenth street, after a lingering illness of consumption, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Deceased is survived by her husband and four children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Sep 27, 1911
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o O. R. Fife & Julia (Smith) Fife per death certificate

James Hayden Finch
Jul 22, 1868 - Sep 26, 1911

Well Known Citizen Dead.

James H. Finch, aged 43 years, a former peace office here and a well known citizen of the county, died at the family home on West Fourth avenue last night after a long illness.

The deceased was born and reared in the Chatfield community, but had resided in Corsicana for a number of years. Besides his devoted wife, who had been his patient nurse for many months, the deceased is survived by two brothers, John and Will Finch. Deceased was n excellent official when constable and deputy sheriff and was in all respects a good citizen.

Interment was had in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock, the funeral being under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge and a long procession followed the remains to their last resting place.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Sep 27, 1911
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lou Alice (Scales) Finch-Moore buried in Lancaster Cemetery, Lancaster, Texas; s/o Matthew Scruggs Finch, Jr. & Martha “Mattie” (Reid) Finch

Menerva A. (Cockerill/Cockren) Foster
May 1836 - May 15, 1911

Died This Morning.

Mrs. Menerva A. Foster, age 76 years, and for many years a resident of Corsicana, died at 4 o’clock this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. E. P. Reagan, on East Twelfth avenue. The husband of the deceased, who died several years ago was a long time city treasurer of Corsicana.

Interment will take place in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 15, 1911
  • w/o William Foster married Dec. 18, 1860 marriage record says Minerva Cockerill death certificate says d/o Cochren and Mary Dew
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Albert "Al" Mintz
Mar 30, 1931 - Apr 9, 2015
 
Mr. Albert “Al” Mintz, 84, of Brownsville, formerly of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Spanish Meadows Nursing Home in Brownsville, Texas. He was born March 30, 1931 in Blackjack, Texas to Thomas Pinkney Mintz and Mae (nee) Graham Mintz.
He retired from the Navy after 20 years of service joining at the age of 17. He served in Guam, Hawaii, Japan, and was stationed at different military bases from California to Maryland, which is how he met the love of his life, Letta “Jane” Thomas in 1950. No matter where they were stationed, they always came home to Corsicana for family Christmases. After retiring he worked at several jobs before owning his own Gulf Service Station at the corner of Seventh and Seventh. After closing the service station he worked at Shook Tire Company and Guardian Glass, but his real love was traveling. After he retired in 1993, he and Jane bought an RV and traveled the United States. But he always came back to Corsicana for Christmas. After Jane passed away in 2005, he retired to Brownsville, where he met the next love of his life, Estella Robles.
He was preceded in death his parents, wife, Jane; sons-in-law, Marvin Jones and Richard Knecht; brother-in-law, Hyrum Moreau and two nephews, Lloyd Moreau and James Moreau.
He is survived by his daughters, Linda Jones of Ennis, Darline and husband Bill Ratliff of Corsicana, Marie Knecht of Hurst, Tommie and husband Wesley Blue of Corsicana, and Mary and husband Ronald Flatt of Hillsboro; companion, Estella Robles of Brownsville; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Edith Moreau of Corsicana, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Per his request to be cremated, a private family burial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation or your favorite charity.

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Julie Ann (Buchanan) Jergins
Feb 10, 1964 - April 6, 2015
 
In the early morning hours following a day of humble Easter celebration, God swiftly and unexpectedly summoned home one of Heaven’s mortal angels from our midst. Julie Ann Buchanan Jergins — devoted wife, mother, sister and sincere friend to all people she encountered through life — answered His calling with graceful dignity.
She was born Feb. 10, 1964 in Livingston, Texas to parents Mary and Fred Buchanan. Julie was a graduate of Rusk High School in Rusk, Texas and was proud of her East Texas “roots.” Julie was a very deeply spiritual lady with strong convictions in her Methodist upbringing. She was an immensely talented pianist who enjoyed playing gospel hymns and bringing joy to numerous congregations of several denominations. Julie’s special “gift” for music was particularly acknowledged when she was made a recipient of The Moss-Wheatley Piano Award.
Julie had a kind and gentle soul that touched countless hearts throughout her life’s journey. She lived her life displaying a rare level of humanity and compassion for all people, and also loved animals — the babies (of course) but particularly those “senior” in years. Every evening Julie would go online to the Facebook page for “Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary” to follow that day’s activities and photos of her special four-legged friends. Julie had a lifelong passion for fishing that she learned from her father and natural “green thumb” gardening skills inherited from her mother.
The pain of Julie’s earthly health challenges ended on April 6, 2015 at a Dallas hospital.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and is survived by her husband, Allen Jergins of Dallas; daughter, Lindsey Holloway of New York, New York; and sister Susan Sekula of Jacksonville, Texas. She is also survived by her stepchildren Shannon and Derrick Jergins, mother-in-law Vivian Young; brother-in-law Arthur Sekula and great uncle and aunt Bill and Diane Shea.
A memorial service in celebration of Julie’s life will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2015 at Cox Chapel, Highland Park United Methodist Church, 3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas. Memorials may be sent to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, North Texas Chapter, 81111 LBJ Freeway, Suite 425, Dallas Texas 75251; Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, P.O. Box 93, Mount Juliet, Tennessee 37121; or to the SPCA of Texas, 2400 Lone Star Dr., Dallas, Texas 75212.

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Julia Mae (Martin) Ballard
abt 1927 - Mar 30, 2015
 
Julia Mae Martin Ballard, 87, of Corsicana, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015 in Dallas. A viewing will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015, with the family hour from 6 to 7 p.m. at M.R. Smith Parlor For Funerals. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., Corsicana, with Pastor Larry Polk Sr. officiating. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Ruby Jewell (Wade) Beasley
abt 1930 - April 5, 2015
 
Ruby Jewell Wade Beasley, 84, of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 in Corsicana. Funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Greater Love Outreach Church, 702 E. Park Ave., Corsicana, with Edgar Beasley officiating and Bishop William Lewis Jr. as eulogist. Wake service will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 also at Greater Love Outreach Church. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Rufus "Buster" Venters
Nov 28, 1924 - Apr 2, 2015
 
Rufus “Buster” Venters, a one-of-a-kind husband, father, brother, uncle, Pa-pa; exceptional at all he put his hands to, was born Nov. 28, 1924 in Navasota, Texas to Ida Mae Bennett-Livingston and Henry Venters. Rufus was preceded in death by his parents and his brother James Livingston.
Rufus and his mother moved to Corsicana, Texas where he attended primary and secondary school where he was introduced to education. This education occured through free labor that was in the library which prompted his tenure as a Master Librarian.
Rufus graduated from High School in 1943 and was drafted into the United States Army. His service was primarily stateside as a Field Artillery Specialist, but time was also served in World War II Germany. During his three years of service, he was awarded the Purple Heart, and an Honorable Discharge. After his military service, Rufus was back on track in his pursuit of higher education.
Through his first marriage two children were born; Rufus Carlton Venters and Myrtle Inez Fleming.
Initially Rufus studied Sociology, in which he obtained his degree, to become a Social Worker. He worked in Corpus Christi, Texas as a Sociology teacher for about a year. As fate would have it he was offered a job at Prairie View A&M College (University) where he met his soon-to-be wife, Margaret Noel. While employed at the university, he obtained his Masters in Library Science.
Rufus and Margaret were married in the spring of 1956. In 1957 they moved to Waxahachie, Texas where they were both employed with the Waxahachie Independent School District. To this union two children were born; LaRuth Ann and Peter Jerome Venters. Rufus started his career at Turner High, later serving as Master Librarian over Northside, Ferris and Marvin Elementary Schools and Turner Middle School.
Rufus worked tirelessly on many boards and organizations, some of which are the Kiwanis Club of Waxahachie, serving 35 years being elected into the Legion of Honor, an Honorary City Council Member, and the YMCA Board of Management, North Texas Board of Housing Authority, North Texas Teachers Association and a Trustee at Greater New Mt. Zion Baptist Church.
To cherish his memories are his children, Rufus Carlton Venters (Nancy), Kailua Hawaii; Myrtle Inez Fleming, Corsicana; LaRuth Ann Venters, Houston; and Peter Jerome Venters, Dallas; Grandchildren Efrem Venters, San Diego California; Erik Venters, Laguna, California; Erin Powell (George), San Marcos; Elena Baucom (Micah) Grand Prairie; Devin D. Venters (Kinshuner) Houston; and Portia Carson (Eric), Waxahachie; Great-grandchildren Brynnan and Benjamin Venters, San Diego, California; Jordan Venters, Laguna, California; Austin Rufus Venters, Houston; Elijah and Ethan Carson, Waxahachie; Extended-family, Elder Larry Chandler and Dee Dee Curry, and a host of relatives and friends.
Jackson Community Funeral Home - Waxahachie

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Mary Inez (Smith) Moore Casper
Jun 19, 1936 - Apr 4, 2015
 
Mary Inez Smith Moore Casper, resident of Silver City, passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on Saturday April 4, 2015 at the age of 78. She was born June 19, 1936 in Houston, Texas to Dixon Smith and Ethel Martin Smith.
She is preceded in death by her husbands, Dixon Smith and Ethel Martin Smith; brother, Billy Smith and wife Ann Smith; two nieces and her parents Dixon and Ethel Smith.
She is survived by her two children, Johnny Moore Jr. of Iola, Texas and James Moore of Iola; one sister, Lois Wainscott of Silver City; one brother, Bennis Smith of Rockdale; eight nieces; four nephews and a number of extended family members.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Lazy L Ranch and RV Park.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Curtis "Chopper" Eugene Burke
Sep 27, 1955 - Mar 31, 2015
 
Curtis “Chopper” Eugene Burke, 59, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Wake services are 7:15 p.m.
to 8:15 p.m. Friday, April 10, 2015 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel.
Funeral services are 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at First Baptist Church located at 510 West Collin Street with Pastor Dairy Johnson Sr.
officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Ruby Nell Robinson
abt 1948 - Apr 5, 2015

Ruby Nell Robinson, 66, of Dallas, passed away Sunday, April 5, 2015 at the Doctor's Hospital in Dallas. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Bethel AME Church located at 105 North Fourth Street. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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William Harrison Pinson
Mar 17, 1918 - Mar 20, 2015

William Harrison Pinson, 97, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at his daughter's home in Beaumont, Texas.
Mr. Pinson was a World War II Veteran, an American Legion Member, and a Mason, all of which he was very proud. He grew up in Corsicana, Texas, and spent most of his life living in that area. He was a brick mason/contractor by trade and continued to do that type of work well into his 80's. One of his passions was restoring old houses.
Mr. Pinson was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Mae (Green) Pinson; his daughter, Virginia Ann Pinson Hayes and son, Jess Franklin Pinson.
His survivors include his daughter, Billie Pinson Matthews and son-in-law, Tom Allen Matthews, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Lupe Pinson; nine grandchildren, Forrest Matthews, Cliff Matthews, Stacy Pinson Dial, Aimee Pinson Simington, Scott Pinson, Stephen Pinson, Jacqueline Pinson, Bryan Hayes, and David Hayes. He is also survived by eight great-grandchildren.
Mr. Pinson requested cremation, and that a graveside service take place on a beautiful day when his family and friends would be able to attend. Family and friends will be notified when the burial date has been set.

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Ruby Francine (May) Berry
Oct 7, 1926 - Apr 15, 2015

Francine Berry, 88, of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in the Heritage Oaks West Nursing Home.

Mrs. Berry was a bookkeeper and worked many years at the First State Bank of Kerens.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Billy Prince Berry.

She is survived by, one daughter, Lydia Berry Leitch of Jackson, Wyoming; two sons, William Berry of Boring, Oregon, and Daniel Berry of Kerens; five grandchildren, Nathan Berry, Nicholas Leitch, Matthew Leitch, Wesley Berry and Kendra Berry; two sisters, Juanelle Saunders and Diane Ainsworth, both of Kerens.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Kerens First United Methodist Church with the Rev. David Montoya officiating. Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Mike Jennings, Bill Stovall, Nathan Berry, Wesley Berry, Nicholas Berry and Matthew Leitch.

Honorary pallbearers will be Otis Ray Spurlock, Bryan Ainsworth, Jeffrey Saunders, Roy Lessner, Ron Lessner and Jim Bob Ivey.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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John L. James
Jun 18, 1952 - Apr 13, 2015

John James passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015. Wake service will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Roane Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 100 S. Parham St., Corsicana. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday April 18, 2015, at Roane Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Arrangements by Lincoln Funeral Home and Cemeteries, Dallas.

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John L. James, 62, of Frost, Texas, beloved husband and best friend of Linda Baston James for 42 years passed away peacefully surrounded by the ones he laughed with, lived for and loved on April 13, 2015.

John was born in Corsicana, Texas where he lived most of his life.

He was preceded in death by three sons, Nick Caldwell, John L. James, Jr. and Johnny James. He was also preceded by his father, Jessie James and two brothers, Tyree James and Tom James.

John leaves to cherish his memory his loving and devoted wife, Linda; son, Tony James, Frost, TX; mother, Mary James, Corsicana, TX; sister, Della Watkins, Corsicana, TX; 7 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives and friendsl

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Floyd Kirk Sr.
Mar 11, 1933 - Apr 7, 2015

Floyd Kirk Sr., 82, passed away in Corsicana, Texas on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.

Floyd was born in Corsicana, Texas on March 11, 1933 to Charlie Emerson and Mary (Mays) Kirk. He grew up in the Corsicana area and attended Corsicana High School. On July 18, 1951 he married Mary John Fields and they made their home in the Midland and Odessa area, living in the Middle East and South America as well.

He was a member of the Odessa and Corsicana Masonic Lodges. He enjoyed guns and trading horses.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one daughter, Elva Jean Chapman and two sisters.

Floyd will be remembered by all who knew him, especially those who loved him including his wife of over 63 years, Mary John Kirk; son Floyd Kirk and wife, Julie; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and one brother, Charlie Kirk.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Glennie Sue (Bressie) Keeling
Apr 6, 1926 - Apr 11, 2015

Glennie Sue Bressie Keeling passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015. She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Doyle Edward Keeling, of Pasadena, Texas. Susie was born Aug. 6, 1926, in Corsicana, Texas to Bernice Bressie and Wesley Bressie.

She graduated from Corsicana High School, and then attended Texas Women's University in Denton, graduating in 1946. Susie and Doyle married on Sept. 6, 1946, following Doyle's discharge from the U.S. Navy.

In addition to husband Doyle, Susie is survived by her son, Glenn E.
Keeling of Pasadena; Kitty Keeling McCaig and husband, Albert McCaig, Jr., of Waller, Texas; son Thomas W. Keeling of Deer Park, Texas; three grandchildren, Chad Keeling, Amanda “Blake” Haller and husband Joe, and Donald McCaig and wife Taylor, and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside services are scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2015 at Wortham Cemetery in Wortham, Texas with Pastor Don McCaig officiating.

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Col. Edgar C. Huckabee
Sep. 26, 1860 - Oct. 3, 1925

COL. E. C. HUCKABEE PASSED AWAY AFTER WEEKS ILL HEALTH

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FROM METHODIST CHURCH

Col. Edgar C. Huckabee, aged 63, years , and for nearly twenty-five years connected with the Corsicana Daily Sun as a news reporter, died at his home, 616 North Thirteenth street, at 9 o’clock Saturday night, after several months of ill health, but after having been confined to his home during the past week and his bed only a few hours. He was take quite sick early Saturday night but had rallied and was only a few minutes before talking jovially with a neighbor who had called. Death came very suddenly and without any apparent suffering.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Methodist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Eugene W. Potter, officiating and the Daily Sun force acting as active pallbearers, while the members of the Bible Class of the First Methodist Church of which deceased was a member are honorary pallbearers. Interment will take place immediately afterward in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons, Mrs. W. T. Millington, and Edgar and Horace, the former living at Presidio, and the latter two at Houston. Two sisters, Mrs. S. E. Scheultz, of Houston and Mrs. Jean Pressley of Austin also survive, as do a number of grandchildren. The body was held and the funeral hour named for Tuesday on account of the inability of his daughter, Mrs. Millington, to arrive sooner.

Edgar C. Huckabee was born in Demopolis, Marongo county, Alabama, September 26, 1860. He was the son of Rev. John C. Huckabee a Methodist minister of Dayton, Alabama, also in Marengo county. His grandfather settled at Demopolis in 1836. His mother died in the Alabama home in 1869. Col. Huckabee’s father and the five children constituting the family came to Texas in the following year, 1870, when the deceased was ten years of age. The family settled at Bryan, Texas, where Col. Huckabee, when a lad of 12 years, entered a printing office to learn the printer’s trade. He afterward removed to Waxahachie where he was connected with a Waxahachie paper for a long term of years in various responsible capacities. He went to Houston and was connected with the Houston Poston the news side of the paper for some time. From 1884 to 1886 he was private secretary to Congressman Joe Abbot, of Hillsboro in Washington.

He was in Galveston during the great storm of 1900, and went through all the horrors of that great catastrophe, remaining in an upper room of the Tremont Hotel during the terrible night when so many lives were lost and Galveston laid waste by the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly afterward Col. Huckabee came to Corsicana and was for a short time connected with a weekly publication published by J. O. Jones in this city. He became connected with the Sun-Light Publishing company I the capacity of new writer for the Daily Sun and Semi-Weekly Light, and for nearly twenty-five years he held that position with honor and ability. He was married to Miss Pherba Grantham here about 23 years ago.

Col. Huckabee was a man of distinguished appearance and a dignity that was not assumed. He was a kindly man and was perhaps the best known man in Navarro county, and every man, woman and child who knew him was his friend. He was a great favorite in the Sun office, where the entire force was always glad to greet him and discuss events of the day with him. There was true and sincere sorrow in every heart connected with the Sun-Light Publishing Company, when the word came that he had passed in his reward, and the sincere sympathy of every one of his co-workers for so many years go out to his loved ones in their grief.

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One of Corsicana’s Valued Citizens Passes On.

As time passes, one by one our much loved and valued citizens of riper years pass on to their reward. They are greatly missed from their accustomed places and time only can erase the pain of their separation. Thus will it be when Mr. E. C. Huckabee will never more be seen at his desk in the Sun office or be seen in his daily rounds on the business streets of the city gathering his daily news items. Mr. Huckabee passed to his reward Saturday night at his home, 616 North Thirteenth street, having been ill about a week. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, awaiting the arrival of his daughter, Mrs. W. T. Milligton of Presidio. Mr. Hiram Grantham and family of McGregor, Mr. and Mrs. George Breeding of Moody and Mr. John R. Grantham spent Sunday with Mrs. Huckabee as they could not be here for the funeral tomorrow. Miss Hallie Grantham of Dallas is with her aunt at this time of her great sorrow, as is also her niece Miss Pherba Thomas, student of Southwestern University, Georgetown.

Mrs. Jean Presley and daughter, Miss Ruth of Austin are here. Mrs. Presley is a sister of the deceased and formerly lived in Corsicana, Miss Ruth having been a loved teacher in the schools here.

Another sister, Mrs. Sara Scheultz of Houston and her son and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. George Scheultz of Austin are here also a son, Edgar, who lives in Houston; Mr. Walter Huckabee, a nephew, and his wife of Waxahachie, and Mrs. Ollie Huckabee, a sister-in-law of Waxahachie, Mrs. Millington arrived today.

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COL. E. C. HUCKABEE

Thirty has been written for another veteran newspaper man.

Col. E. C. Huckabee after nearly half a century in newspaper work has answered the final summons.

He has been called to his reward and has turned in his last sheet of copy.

In the following of his vocation, Col. Huckabee knew life in all its phases. As is the case with all newspaper writers he had come in contact with the sordid things in life as well as the beautiful. However, Col. Huckabee never became hardened and his heart beat with a warm throb for his fellow man for whom he always had a word of cheer and encouragement.

Col. Huckabee was probably one of the best known men in Corsicana and Navarro county. He numbered his friends by the hundreds and never was an unkind word spoken against him.

For twenty-five years his familiar figure could be seen on the streets of Corsicana as he “covered his beat” gathering news for the Sun. There is no doubt that he knew more people in the city and county personally than any other man living in this section.

Col. Huckabee will be greatly missed by the Daily Sun force. He was loved by every employee of the Sun Light Publishing Company and he has left a vacancy on the staff that can never be filled.

He was of a quiet and unassuming character and a true gentleman of the old South. With his wide experience in newspaper work his advice was often asked and always needed. He was a conscientious worker and a newspaper man of the old school, few of which are now left.

With his passing many hearts in Corsicana and Navarro county are made sad and many are the words of genuine sorrow heard spoken by his hundreds of friends.

A pall of sorrow has enveloped the entire force of the Sun as his co-workers discuss in hushed tones various instances and happenings during the Colonel’s long service with this paper. His desk is vacant and no more will Col. Huckabee’s cherry greeting be heard each morning by the staff.

Yes he will be missed. But while on this earth he gave his best,--was a friend to man—and was ever cheerful even while sorely afflicted.

He has gone to rest after many years of faithful service.

The entire Daily Sun force joins with his hundreds of friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

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CITY COMMISSION REGULAR SESSION TUESDAY AFTERNOON

COMMITTEE NAMED DRAFT RESOLUTIONS ON DEATH COL. HUCKABEE

The city commission met in regular session at the council rooms of the city hall at 4 o’clock Tuesday with Mayor Murchison present and presiding. All commissioners were present except Commissioner Thompson. Other attaches and department heads were in usual attendance.

On motion made by Commissioner Hammett a committee composed of himself, Commissioner Blackmon and City Attorney Howell, was appointed to draft a memorial resolution on the death of Col. E. C. Huckabee, who was buried, Tuesday afternoon. The resolution will be prepared and read before the commission at its regular meeting and spread upon the minutes of the proceedings. Mr. Huckabee for years had been present at nearly all the commission meetings in the capacity of reporter for the Daily Sun.

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Christopher Jarrett “Kit” McConnico
Apr. 29, 1855 - Nov. 14, 1920

PROMINENT CITIZEN DEAD.

A Former Officer of This County Died Near Streetman.

C. J. (Kitt) McConnico, aged 66 years, and a resident of this county since boyhood, died suddenly at his home near Streetman yesterday morning and the remains were interred by the side of those of his first wife near old Birdston at 2:30 this afternoon. The deceased is survived by these grown children by his first marriage; Mrs. R. D. Johnson, Houston; Mrs. A. McClung, Gregory; T. G. McConnico, Crockett; G. R. McConnico, Port Lavaca; J. B. McConnico, Streetman; Mrs. Loyd Kerr, Corsicana; Mrs. A. D. McKinney of Kerens; and by his second wife and five small children. He also had the following brothers and sisters; C. T. McConnico, Kerens; W. W. McConnico, Port Arthur; J. B. McConnico, Lufkin; Mrs. M. B. Quinn, Galveston, and Mrs. S. C. Johnson, of Waco. The deceased was tax collector of this county for four years, and was one among our leading and best citizens. He was a Mason, a Woodman and a member of the Baptist church.

The funeral this afternoon was largely attended, many Corsicana friends being present, and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 15, 1920
  • 1st wife Mary Kate (Grayson) McConnico 2nd wife Jessie Velma (Ellis) McConnico s/o Lafayette DeKalb McConnico and Elizabeth G. (Bonham) McConnico
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Jessie Velma (Ellis) McConnico
Jan 23, 1878 - Mar 22, 1955

Mrs. McConnico Rites Wednesday

Mrs. C. J. McConnico, 77, long-time Streetman resident, died in Fort Worth Tuesday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Streetman. Burial was in the Birdston cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, and Rev. Hubert Keifer pastor of the church.

Surviving are three sons, R. D. McConnico, Grand Prairie; C. K. McConnico, New London; B. C. McConnico, Streetman; six daughters, Mrs. J. C. Evans, Fort Worth; Mrs. J. E. Sims, Streetman; Mrs. Lloyd G. Kerr, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary McKinney, Dallas; Mrs. Douglas Johnson, Houston, and Mrs. Lillian McCamey, Gregory; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Allene Green, Tulsa, and Mrs. Etta Yarbrough, St. Louis, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. J. Burleson, Angus Kent McGilvary, Harris Wilson Milner, Clark Loper, George Sims, Bob Cook, Clayton Oakes, and Joe Pete Coleman.

Griffin directed.

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James Alexander Basham
Oct 1865 - Aug 7, 1909

Took Strychnine.

J. A. Basham, who was a well known citizen of the Birdston community for many years, and for the past three years until a few days ago, a resident of Corsicana, took strychnine Saturday evening and died in a few minutes.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two little daughters, aged 14 and 12 years.

He had recently gone into business at Emhouse and only a few days age shipped his household effects to that place, and had gone to Birdston where his wife and children were stopping at the home of Mrs. Sherrard, the mother of Mrs. Basham. Deceased was a member of the Methodist church and a licensed exhorter, and was esteemed by all who knew him as an honorable, high minded Christian gentleman.

The remains were interred at Birdston yesterday.

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William Jefferson Brock
abt 1847 - Jul 17, 1909

Died in Jail.

W. J. Brock, aged 65 years, and who was adjudged of unsound mind a few days ago, died in the county jail here suddenly Saturday night and the remains were interred at Streetman Sunday evening.

The deceased leaves the following children; Mrs. E. N. Hanks and Mrs. J. P. Jones of Corsicana, Mrs. J. T. Muns of Streetman, and Alva Brock, Barney Brock and Ollie Brock of Bosque county.

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Charles Morgan Davis
Dec 21, 1876 - Sep 9, 1911

Died Last Night.

Charles Morgan Davis, who was stabbed by his father-in-law, A. S. Ward, in the Eureka community last Wednesday evening, died in the Houston hospital here this morning at 2:20 o’clock. The deceased was 34 years of age and is survived by his wife, a sister and three brothers, all of whom were with him form the time he was brought here till death came. He was a member of Winkler Lodge No. 826, A. F. & A. M., and of Corsicana Chapter No. 41, R. A. M.

The remains were taken to the family home at Eureka this morning and the funeral took place there this afternoon at 1 o’clock, with interment at Birdston at 4 o’clock, the last sad rites being in charge of the Masons.

The deceased was a most excellent citizen and his tragic death is greatly deplored.

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Charlotte Temple (Edington) Hickey
Feb 10, 1853 - Oct 26, 1909

Died Last Night.

Mrs. W. A. Hickey died at the family home, 713, East Ninth avenue at 11:45 o’clock last night of consumption, aged 56 years. Deceased is survived by her husband and seven grown children. Interment took place in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 27, 1909
  • w/o William Alexander Hickey married Dec. 25, 1871; d/o James Higgins Edington & Mary Ann (Nance) Edington
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Serena W. (Story) Pugh
abt 1828 - Jul 22, 1909

DIED AT ANGUS.

Mrs. Serena Pugh, an Old and Honored Resident, passes away.

News came today of the death at Angus about 12:30 o’clock of the death of Mrs. Serena Pugh, widow of the late E. Pugh, of that community.

Mrs. Pugh, or “Aunt Rene,” as she was lovingly called by a great host of people who knew her, had attained the ripe age of 81 years and six months. She came to Navarro county with her parents, Daniel Story and wife, during the year 1859 and has been a continuous resident of the county since that time and by her upright and exemplary Christian life and kindly disposition had won a host of friends whom she held both among the young and old of the county.

Two children survive her, Sam Pugh, who is the rural route carrier out of Angus, and Mrs. Nannie McCage of the same community. She was also a sister of Miss Mattie Story of Angus and Mrs. Mary Pugh of Corsicana. Besides those mentioned she leaves several grandchildren and a host of other relatives to mourn the loss of a good woman.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, but the remains will probably be interred in the Hamilton cemetery, three miles southwest of Corsicana, some time tomorrow.

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Stephen Levi Russell, Sr.
Nov 30, 1869 - Oct 25, 1910

DEPLORABLE TRAGEDY.

Louis Walker Shoots and Kills S. L. Russell, a Tenant Farmer.

About 10:30 o’clock this morning on the Smith-Kerr oil lease, six miles east of here, Louis Walker, son of G. B. Walker of this city, shot and killed Steve L. Russell, a tenant on his father’s farm, using a double barrel shot gun, and firing two shots at the dead man. Seven large shot hit Russell just below the breast bone, causing death in a few moments.

Louis Walker has been engaged for some time in running the pump station of the Smith-Kerr Oil company and the two men lived in houses only about 300 yards apart.

Immediately after the shooting, Walker telephoned the sheriff’s office of the tragedy and that he would be in and surrender. Accordingly he was soon in town consulting an attorney and a little after one o’clock came to the sheriff’s office with his father.

A sun representative talked with both the son and father, but neither cared to make any statement. The reporter was informed, however that bad blood had existed for some time between the parties.

Walker was reared in Corsicana and has a wife and one child, while Russell leaves a wife and three children of his own and two step-children. Walker is 23 or 24 years old and Russell was probably 37 or 38 years of age.

The only witnesses to the tragedy were Louis Walker’s wife and a man named L. F. Hargraves.

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Was Buried This Afternoon.

The remains of the late Steve L. Russell, who was killed yesterday by Louis Walker, were buried in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. The remains were brought her yesterday and were taken to the home of his brother-in-law, W. T. Thompson, on West Second avenue, and the funeral took place from there this afternoon, under the direction of Corsicana Lodge, No. 63, I. O. O. F., of which deceased was a member.

In addition to a wife and children, mention of which was made yesterday, the deceased is survived by his father, L. F. Russell, who lives in the Retreat community; his sister, Mrs. W. T. Thompson, of Corsicana, and a brother, N. A. Russell, who works for the Texas Company. A son of the deceased, Tom Russell, is at work with the pipe line gang of the John Sealy Oil Co. in this city.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, October 27, 1910
  • 1st wife Sarah Eliza (Stevens) Russell 2nd wife May (Keller) Sikes-Russell-Thorn s/o Levi Francis Russell buried at Grange Hall cemetery and Martha Ann (Mathis) Russell
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Cyrus L. “Jack” Highnote
Dec. 16, 1869 - Sep. 20, 1911

Died This Afternoon.

Jack Highnote, aged 42 years, died at the home of his cousin, Dick Highnote, corner Twelfth street and Sixth avenue, this afternoon just a few minutes before 2 o’clock, after an illness of several months with Bright’s disease. Deceased was well and favorably known all over the county, having at one time had charge of the county bridge building. He has lived for many years in the Pryor community, about four miles southwest of this city. He leaves a mother, a sister, brothers and numerous other relatives and a host of friends to mourn his loss.

Interment will take place in the Hamilton cemetery, about four miles southwest of Corsicana, tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral procession leaving his late residence at that hour.

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Buried This Morning.

The remains of the late Jack Highnote were laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral taking place from his late residence, corner Twelfth street and Sixth avenue. Rev. R. D. Smith officiating. There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large number of friends and relatives of the deceased followed the remains to their last resting place.

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INFANT SON Russell
Aug. 7, 1910 - Jun. 5, 1911

Infant at Retreat.

The infant child of T. J. Russell died at Retreat last night.

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Sophia Nancy “Sophie” (McCuiston) Huskinson
Apr 26, 1862 - Feb 4, 1945

MRS. S. HUSKINSON DIED AT MUNDAY; TO BE BURIED OAKWOOD

Mrs. Sophia Huskinson died at her home at Munday Sunday night, according to word received by relatives here. Funeral services will be held there Monday afternoon and the body will be brought her for interment in Oakwood cemetery about 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Sutherland - McCammon will direct the local arrangements.

She was the wife of the late Arthur Huskinson and was a former resident of Corsicana. She is also a sister of the late Mrs. Vanna Howell.

Surviving are two sons, Alvin and Marvin Huskinson, Munday; a daughter, Mrs. Erna Mae lee, Munday; several grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 5, 1945
  • Sister to Mary Luvanna/Vanna (McCuiston) Howell buried at Petty’s Chapel cemetery; w/o Arthur Fletcher Huskinson married Mar. 31, 1891 d/o Samuel Lafayette McCuiston and Margaret “Margy” (Schooler) McCuiston
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Frank Earl Smith, Dr.
Jan 3, 1878 - Jun 4, 1911

Dr. F. E. Smith.

Dr. F. E. Smith of this city died in Terrell Sunday morning where he was taken some days ago for treatment; and the remains were brought here yesterday evening and interment took place today in Oakwood cemetery, the funeral being from the First Methodist church at 3:30 o’clock and was largely attended, there being many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased was a native of Washington County, but had resided in this county several years, first at Kerens, and in partnership with his brother was engaged in the practice of dentistry. He was a most estimable young man and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him, being at the time of his death an official member of the First Methodist church. A wife and child, his parents and numerous other relatives survive.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Boggs and Rev. J. R. Nelson. The active pallbearers were M. J. Lewis, Dexter Hamilton, Geo. Ferrell, L. Treadwell, S. W. Burdine and Dr. R. N. Holloway, and the honorary pall bearers were J. L. Lansford, B. H. Woods, Jr., J. D. Jackson, E. H. Richardson, G. F. Haslam and W. L. Holman.

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Inez (Turner) Metcalf
Mar 14, 1873 - Jun 5, 1911

Mrs. Inez Metcalf.

Mrs. Inez Metcalf, wife of J. M. Metcalf, died at the family home this morning at 8 o’clock aged 38 years. The funeral will take place from the home tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock, interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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John Washington Chambers
Mar 28, 1875 - Mar 9, 1964

John Chambers Expires Monday

John W. Chambers, 88, formerly of Corsicana, retired oil man, died in the Houston Heights hospital in Houston Monday night. He was a brother of Mrs. Sophia Nell and Mrs. Willie Langridge, both of Corsicana.

Surviving are several children and grandchildren and other relatives.

Arrangements pending at McCammon Funeral Home.

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Rites Thursday John Chambers

Funeral services for John W. Chambers, 88 formerly of Corsicana, who died in the Houston Heights hospital Monday night will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are several children and grandchildren and other relatives including two sisters, Mrs. Sophia Neil and Mrs. Willie Langridge, both of Corsicana.

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Amelia A. (Cummins) Wilson
Jul 10, 1852 - Sep 2, 1911

Died Saturday Evening.

Mrs. Amelia Wilson, wife of David Wilson, died at the family home on East Confederate avenue last Saturday evening of consumption, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The deceased was 59 years and 6 months of age, and is survived by her husband and six children.

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Mariella Byrd
abt 1909 - Jul 28, 1911

Mariella, the little daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dee Byrd died at their home on West Summit Avenue yesterday afternoon at 4:15, age 2 years and 25 days. Funeral services will be held this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the residence, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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Allie (Dunn) Wilson
Aug 6, 1861 - May 3, 1911

Highly Esteemed Lady Dead.

Mrs. Allie Wilson, wife of J. J. Wilson, daughter of Capt. E. E. Dunn and twin sister of Mrs. Wesley Edens, died at the family home at 12:30 last night after a lingering illness, aged 50 years.

Besides her husband the deceased is survived by three children, Joe Wilson, Eric Wilson and Miss Allie Wilson. The deceased was a most estimable woman and was greatly loved by a large circle of friends.

Interment will be in Oakwood tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral occurring from the family home, 420 West Second avenue.

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Was Buried This Morning.

The remains of the late Mrs. Allie Wilson, wife of J. J. Wilson, were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery at 10 o’clock this morning, a large procession of friends following the remains to the tomb. Rev. W. E. Boggs, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which the deceased was for years a devoted member, officiated, and loving hands placed many beautiful flowers above the grave.

The active and honorary pallbearers were as follows:

Active—Perry McCammon, J. D. Cunningham, J. S. Murchison, E. A. Johnson, Arthur Caldwell, Walter Elliott, Turk Robinson and Gen. E. Jester.

Honorary—J. H. Woods, L. H. Lee, H. E. Kinsloe, F. N. Drane, E. W. Johnson, J. W. Gibson, L. B. Cobb and J. H. Rice.

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Hampton H. Weatherford
Jul 5, 1880 - Apr 10, 1911

Funeral Tomorrow.

The remains of the late H. H. Weatherford, who died in Beaumont yesterday morning, will arrive here tomorrow morning at 5:30 and the funeral will take place from the home of Ed Stewart, 1109 West Seventh avenue, at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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Died in Beaumont.

The Death Angel visited the home of Mrs. H. H. Weatherford April 3rd and took from her her darling husband. When but a small boy he came to Texas with his mother and settled here. When at the age of 20 years he was married to Miss Cassie McCarley. God blessed them with three boys. Later he moved to Beaumont where he resided to the time of his death. He was a true member of the Christian church and was honored and loved by all who knew him. The remains reached here on Tuesday evening and the funeral services were held at his brother’s house, Mr. Ed Stewart, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock and the remains were quietly laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, after which the grave was beautifully decorated with flowers. Weep not dear friends and loved ones, for he has gone to dwell in that beautiful home above.

Hide not thy face, Oh Lord of Grace,
Thou hast tasted woe.
Through errors night lend thou thy light,
To guide me as I go.

On Calvary’s tree a thief to thee
Turned his repentant eyes,
And for the gloom of death’s dark doom,
Thou gavest paradise.

Even so through tears to burdened years,
Earth’s children cry to thee,
Whose blood was spilt that human guilt
Be pardoned full and free.

Contrite they plead their every need
Thy grace will e’en fulfill,
To life’s last breath through gloom of death,
Guide thou the wayward still.

Written by his niece,
JOSIE McCARLEY

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Died From His Wounds.

H. H. Weatherford, who was accidentally shot in Beaumont some days ago, died there last night and the remains will arrive here tomorrow morning at 5 o’clock and the funeral will take place in Oakwood tomorrow at an hour not yet named.

The deceased lived in Corsicana for several years, and was the son of Mrs. J. M. Stewart and a half brother of Ed Stewart, Mrs. Robt. Snodgrass and Mrs. Macon Green. Besides these relatives the deceased is survived by a wife and three children.

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John W. Hart
Jul 30, 1877 - Jun 5, 1911

Died Last Night.

John Hart, aged 33 years, died at his home on South Fifteenth street last night of Bright’s disease, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4:30. Deceased is survived by his wife and two children.

The funeral services were under the auspices of the Odd Fellows lodge of which deceased was n honored member.

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John A. Boltz
Oct 27, 1879 - Apr 30, 1911

Died Last Night

John Boltz, aged 32 years, died at his home, 508 South Twentieth street, at 8 o’clock last night after a lingering illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock by the Masons. The deceased, who is survived by his wife and one child and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Boltz; was reared in Corsicana and had many friends who are pained at his death, occurring as it did in the prime of young manhood.

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William Benjamin Boltz
Nov 6, 1882 - Jan 22, 1963

Rites Thursday For Ben Boltz

Funeral services for Ben Boltz, 80, retired oil pipe line company employe, who died of a heart attack Tuesday night at his home, 1501 West Fifth avenue, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Boltz had been employed by both the Magnolia and Sinclair pipe line companies. He retired a number of years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Fern Ashley, Corsicana; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Joe Snyder and Mrs. Will Finch, both of Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Snyder, Count Wright, Paul Hillsman, Matt Rowland, James M. Jinks, C. M. Jeffers, Eugene Stewart, J. E. Davant, Robert Davidson and Earl Presley.

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Sarah May (Walker) Boltz
Dec 4, 1860 - Apr 21, 1926

Mrs. Boltz Passed Away at Early Hour.

Mrs. Boltz, wife of Mr. Wm, Boltz passed away at four o’clock this morning after and illness of several months. She has been surrounded by her children and grandchildren, who all reside in Corsicana, and everything has been done that loving hands and hearts could do for her comfort and to restore her health.

The heartfelt sympathy of friends in the city and elsewhere is extended the bereaved husband and the other members of the family. Jack Boltz, a grandson, who is attending North Texas Teachers College, Denton, came in this morning. The funeral will take place Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the family residence, 1446 West Fifth avenue.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. WM. BOLTZ BE THURSDAY MORNING

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY EARLY WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah M. Boltz, 66 years old, who died at the family home, at 4:15 O’CLOCK Wednesday morning, following several months’ illness, will be held at the residence at 10 o’clock Thursday morning. Rev. H. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. J. M. Harens, presiding elder of the Methodist church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her two sons, Ben and Ira Boltz; grandson, John A. Boltz; son-in-law, J. S. Mitchell, and nephews, Avery and Harry Price Walker. The following have been names honorary pallbearers; B. K. Duncan, J. D. Ricker, J. T. Jarvis, J. L. Miller, J. T. Godley, B. A. Jones, J. R. Watson, W. A. Crews, A. S. Mitchell, Sr., T. W. Lovett, D. C. Redden and H. C. Redden.

Mrs. Boltz is survived by her husband, Wm. Boltz, two sons, Ben and Ira Boltz, and one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Mitchell, her eldest son, John Boltz, having died fifteen years ago. She is also survived by two brothers, P. F. Walker, Corsicana; John Walker, Simon, Ok., and one sister, Mrs. L. J. Jennings, Duncan, Ok.

Mrs. Boltz was born in Hickory county, Mo., December 4, 1860, and came to Texas with her parents two years later, settling in Parker county, near Weatherford. Later the family moved to Gatesville, where she married Wm. Boltz, May 11, 1876. In November the same year Mr. and Mrs. Boltz came to Corsicana and have made their home here for the past fifty years. She united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church in 1879, and became a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church later and continued an active member in that church till the time of her death.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN THURSDAY MORNING

MRS. WM. BOLTZ HAD RESIDED HERE FOR FIFTY YEARS

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah M. Boltz, aged 65 years, who died at the family residence here early Wednesday morning, were held at the residence Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Hilton T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. J. M. Barcus, presiding elder of the Methodist church.

Mrs. Boltz is survived by her husband, William Boltz, two sons, Ben and Ira Boltz, both of Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Mitchell, Corsicana. Her eldest son, John Boltz, having died fifteen years ago. Two brothers, P. F. Walker, Corsicana, and John Walker, Simon, Oklahoma, and one sister Mrs. L. J. Jennings, Duncan, Oklahoma, also survive.

The deceased was born in Hickory county, Mo., December 4, 1860 and came to Texas with her parents when two years of age. Prior to coming to Corsicana, she lived in Weatherford and Greenville.

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William Boltz
abt 1846 - Jan 17, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY THURSDAY

William Boltz, aged 83 years, native of Pennsylvania, but resident of Corsicana for 52 years, died at his home, 1446 West Fifth avenue Thursday afternoon at 4:20 o’clock and the funeral services were conducted at the residence Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian church, Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

Mr. Boltz suffered a relapse with flu several days ago.

Surviving are two sons, Ben and Ira Boltz, one daughter, Mrs. J. S. Mitchell, all of Corsicana; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mabel Boltz, Corsicana, and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Charlie Bird, Dennis Parham, Gus Young, Allen Edens, Charley Lewis, Robert Stell, E. H. Davis, B. A. Jones, Murphy Williams and O. E. Hyndman.

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Sympathy Extended To Boltz Family

Deepest sympathy is extended the sons and daughters and their family of the Wm. Boltz family in the sorrow that has come to them in the loss of their beloved father, the late William Boltz.

In live extending over 83 years has no doubt seen many opportunities for service, and the Master’s words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant,” are the rich reward of a life well spent.

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends were: Mr. and Mrs. Russell Porter of Ennis and Miss Graham Clarice Mitchell, student of Trinity university, grandchildren of the deceased, Mrs. Charles Snyder, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Kinney and Volney Parks of Dallas, Mr. Ollie Walker, Houston, and D. S. O’Shea and J. J. Dougherty of Mexia.

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Ira Boltz
Mar 25, 1888 - Dec 28, 1956

Ira Boltz Dies Friday Morning; Rites Saturday

Ira Boltz, 68, retired Southern Pacific Lines employe, 1446 West Fifth avenue, native of Corsicana, died in Navarro Clinic early Friday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, of which Boltz was a life-long member and elder, assisted by Rev. James C. Gilbert, Cumberland Presbyterian minister.

Boltz was connected with the Southern Pacific Lines 36 years before ill health forced his retirement in 1953.

He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Boltz.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Russell A. Porter, Dallas; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gordon T. Miller and R. A. Porter, Jr., and a great-granddaughter, Denise Miller, all of Dallas; a brother, Ben Boltz, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. John S. Mitchell, Corsicana; a nephew, several nieces and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. H. Auld, J. R. Culberson, C. K. Beckham, W. Kirke Steele, William H. Ford, Henry Call, John Travis and A. H. Donohoo.

Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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Saturday Rites For Ira Boltz

Funeral services for Ira Boltz, 68, Corsicana native, who died in the Navarro Clinic early Friday, were held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which Boltz was an elder, and assisted by Rev. James C. Gilbert, Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in which Boltz was an elder, and assisted by Rev. James C. Gilbert, Cumberland Presbyterian minister.

Boltz was connected with the Southern Pacific Lines for 36 years prior to his retirement because of ill health three years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Russell A. Porter, Dallas; two grandchildren, Mrs. Gordon T. Miller and R. A. Porter, Jr., and a great-granddaughter, Denise Miller all of Dallas. A brother, Ben Boltz, and a sister, Mrs. John S. Boltz, and a sister, Mrs. John S. Mitchell, both of Corsicana; a nephew and several nieces.

Pallbearers were A. H. Auld, J. R. Culberson, C. K. Beckham, W. Kirke Steele, William H. Ford, Henry Call, John Travis and A. H. Donohoo.

Officers of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church were honorary pallbearers.

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Mabel (McCammon) Boltz
Aug 7, 1880 - Dec 27, 1961

Mrs. Boltz Dies Tuesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Mabel Boltz, 81, native of Corsicana, retired teacher, died Tuesday night.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Warren Hall, Presbyterian minister of Crockett, a nephew.

Mrs. Boltz taught for 35 years in Corsicana, State Home and Petty’s Chapel schools.

Surviving are a son, Jack Boltz, Dallas; a grandson, Albert Boltz, Amarillo; a sister, Mrs. Sam Spikes, Corsicana and other relatives.

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Hold Services For Mrs. Boltz

Final rites for Mrs. Mabel Boltz were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Warren Hall, a nephew and Presbyterian minister from Crockett, officiated.

A retired teacher, Mrs. Boltz, 81, died Tuesday. She was a native of Corsicana.

Survivors include one son, Jack Boltz, Dallas; one grandson, Albert Boltz, Amarillo; one sister, Mrs. Sam Spikes, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Charles McQuiston, W. A. Lang, Rex Bounds, Alton Justiss, T. E. Irvin and Paul Moore.

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Willie M. (Boltz) Mitchell
May 9, 1885 - May 10, 1962

Mrs. Mitchell Dies Thursday In Waxahachie

Mrs. J. S. Mitchell, 77, the former Miss Willie Boltz, native of Corsicana, died in the Waxahachie Sanitarium Thursday.

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

The rites will be conducted by James T. Hardie pastor of the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church of Eureka.

Her late husband, J. S. Mitchell died, May 16, last year. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Wilson and Mrs. M. H. West, both of Waxahachie; three grandchildren, Allen Wilson, Texas City; Terry Wilson, University of Texas student, Austin, and Charles West, Waxahachie; a brother, Ben Boltz, Corsicana; two nieces and a nephew.

Mrs. Mitchell was a Presbyterian.

Pallbearers will be Blair Autrey, King Elliott, Ralph Stell, Lonnie Mitchell, Pleas Mitchell, Farley McCarver, Dan Comfort, and Jack Boltz.

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John Scott Mitchell
Jan 21, 1883 - May 17, 1961

J. S. Mitchell Dies Wednesday

John Scott Mitchell, 78, native of Tupelo, 1621 West Second avenue, died Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which he was a member.

Mitchell was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Mitchell of Tupelo. He had resided in Corsicana since 17 years of age and was active in business circles here for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Boltz Mitchell, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Wilson and Mrs. M. H. West, both of Waxahachie; three grandsons, Alvin Wilson, Texas City; Terry Wilson, University of Texas, Austin, and Charles West, Waxahachie; a sister, Mrs. H. J. Marley, Sherman; a brother, W. H. Mitchell, Tupelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Pleas Mitchell, Lonnie Mitchell, Farley McCarver, Ralph Stell, J. W. Kirby and M. B. Autry.

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J. S. Mitchell Rites Thursday

Services for J. S. Mitchell, 78, native of Tupelo, 1621 West Second avenue, who died Wednesday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which he was a member. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mitchell had resided in Corsicana since 17 years of age.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Boltz Mitchell, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Wilson and Mrs. M. H. West, both of Waxahachie; three grandsons, Alvin Wilson, Texas City; Terry Wilson, University of Texas, Austin; and Charles West, Waxahachie; a sister, Mrs. H. J. Marley, Sherman, and a brother, W. H. Mitchell, Tupelo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Pleas Mitchell, Lonnie Mitchell, Farley McCarver, Ralph Stell, J. W. Kirby and M. B. Autry.

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Willie Mitchell (Hail) Boltz
Aug 23, 1888 - Apr 29, 1974

Mrs. Boltz

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ira Boltz, 85, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday at Twilight Home, Rev. George R. Carey will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Centerville and had lived in Corsicana for 75 years. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. A. Porter of Dallas; two grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

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Mrs. Boltz

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Ira Boltz, 85, who died Monday at Twilight Home. The Rev. George R. Carey officiated, and burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Friends of the family were pallbearers.

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Fern (Boltz) Ashley
May 22, 1908 - Apr 24, 1965

Mrs. Ashley Dies Saturday In Houston

Mrs. Fern Boltz Ashley, 122 North Twenty-Fourth Street, life-long Corsicana resident, died Saturday morning in the Methodist hospital in Houston following open heart surgery Friday. Mrs. Ashley had been in the hospital since April 12.

Arrangements are pending at McCammon Funeral Home.

Mrs. Ashley, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boltz, is survived by three aunts, Mrs. Charles Snyder and Mrs. Will Finch, Both of Dallas, and Mrs. Ira Boltz, Corsicana, and a number of cousins and other relatives.

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Monday Rites For Mrs. Ashley

Funeral services for Fern Boltz Ashley, 56, of 122 North Twenty-Fourth street, who died in the Methodist Hospital in Houston Saturday, were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was a member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Ashley was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ben Boltz of Corsicana, and was an employe of the Blackford Printing Company. She underwent open heart surgery in Houston Friday.

Surviving are three aunts. Mrs. Charles Snyder and Mrs. Will Finch, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Ira Boltz, Corsicana, and a number of cousins and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy G. Sims, Wade Blackford, Randolph Mitchell, Basil Coe, Charles R. Phillips, Hugh Stewart, Dr. Will Miller and Luther A. Johnson, Jr.

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Jenette Rebecca “Jennie” Blair
Oct 25, 1898 - May 6, 1911

Died Very Suddenly.

Jennie Blair, the two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Blair, died very suddenly Saturday evening about 8 o’clock. The deceased had been in ill health for several months, and Saturday evening at the hour named she saw her father kill a chicken in the back yard, and fell in a faint and never rallied, dying in a short while.

The funeral took place from the family home today, Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt officiating and W. G. Baker, Geo. Roxburgh, J. G. Comfort, Walter Burgess, E. T. Wareing and Murphy Williams acted as pallbearers.

There were many pretty floral offerings and a large procession of friends followed the remains to their last resting place.

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Esther Ruth Blair
Nov 29, 1903 - Oct 19, 1973

Miss Blair

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Christ in Athens located on south Palestine St. for Miss Esther Ruth Blair, 69, native of Middleton, Ohio and resident of Athens who died in a Tyler hospital at 7 a. m. Friday after a short illness. Mark Terrell, pastor, will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana at 3:30 p.m.

Arrangements are with Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.

She moved to Corsicana in 1907, graduated from Corsicana High School, and attended Texas Woman’s University in Denton. She moved to Athens in 1948. Survivors include a brother, Roy Blair of Athens; a sister, Mrs. Alice Tindel of Athens; a nephew, Matthew C. Hunter of Dallas; ad a niece, Mrs. Bertie Lou French of Athens.

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Miss Blair

Graveside rites and burial will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Oakwood Cemetery for Miss Esther Ruth Blair, 69, Athens, a former Corsicana resident who died early Friday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday in Athens at the Athens Church of Christ with the pastor, Mark Tidwell, officiating.

She was a resident of Corsicana for 41 years, moving to Athens in 1948 from here.

Surviving are a brother, a sister, a nephew and niece.

Funeral arrangements are with Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home in Athens.

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John Campbelton Blair
Dec 2, 1909 - Jun 29, 1947

JOHN BLAIR RITES PLANNED THURSDAY AFTERNOON HERE

Funeral services for John C. Blair, 38, civil engineer, who died of a heart attack in Los
Angeles Sunday, will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Thursday at 4 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Corsicana, Blair was a graduate of Corsicana High school and Texas A. and M. College. He formerly was connected with the Lockheed Corporation during the war.

The body arrived in Dallas Wednesday at 11 a.m. by American Airlines, Inc., and was brought to Corsicana.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Samuel Blair, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Esther Ruth Blair, Corsicana, and Mrs. Gene Tendel, Athens, and two brothers, Roy Blair, Oil City, Pa., and Matthew Blair, Burbank, Calif.

Pallbearers will be W. E. Neill, resident state engineer, Athens; Winston Nowlin, Athens; Alton N. Justiss, Max Tatum, Jack Hughes and Tommy McClure.

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Robert Donnell Adams, Sr.
Sep 15, 1875 - Jul 11, 1911

Died Last Night.

R. D. Adams of San Antonio, who had been sick for some weeks at the home of his father-in-law, J. W. Duren, died last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery this afternoon by the Knights of Pythias.

The deceased is survived by a wife and two children. For several years he was superintendent of the Southwestern Telephone company’s office here, but for some years past had been connected with San Antonio office.

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Laid at Rest.

The remains of Mr. R. D. Adams of San Antonio, who died at the home of his father-in-law, Mrs. Jno. W. Duren, were laid at rest in Oakwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon. The services were conducted at the house of Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. At the cemetery the Knights of Pythies took charge and under the impressive ceremony of that order, of which Mr. Adams was a member, the body was consigned to the grave.

The floral offerings were numerous and handsome and the grave was literally covered with these tokens of friendship from those who knew him in life and will honor his memory.

The pall bearers were Messrs. Allen, Sizemore, Caldwell, Mortie Kerr, A. H. Kerr and Jim McGill.

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Catherine (Duren) Adams
Jan 16, 1876 - Mar 11, 1958

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Adams

Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Duren Adams, native of Corsicana, who died in San Antonio Tuesday, were held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Robert Adams, San Antonio; two grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. H. T. Jackson, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Robert L. Pugh, John Pugh, Harry Clowe, D. S. Burks, Jr.; E. P. Edney and Marshall Johnson.

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Sarah E. (Whitesides) Dalton
Apr 24, 1834 - Sep 13, 1911

Died Last Night.

Mrs. S. E. Dalton, whose illness was mentioned some days ago, died last night at the home of W. M. Wiggins, corner North Beaton street and East First avenue, and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery this afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev. W. E. Boggs officiating.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for many years, being the widow of Charles Dalton, who was in the newspaper business here forty years ago, and who has been dead for nearly twenty years. She had no relatives here, but was highly esteemed by all who knew her.

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Sarah (Caldwell) Twaddle
Mar 3, 1827 - Jun 1, 1911

Aged Lady Dead

Mrs. Sarah Twaddle, aged 84 years, died at the home of her son, J. W. Twaddle, 810 East Eighth avenue, last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by four grown children, J. W. Twaddle, Corsicana; E. M. Twaddle, Lubbock; O. L. Twaddle, Medill, Okla., and Mrs. A. D. Rollins of Greenfield, Ill.

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Luther Sargent
abt 1823 - Apr 16, 1911

Died at I. O. O. F Home.

Luther Sargent, aged 87 years, died at the I. O. O. F. home last night and the remains were interred in the Odd Fellows lot in Oakwood Cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The deceased was sent to the home from San Antonio Lodge, No. 11, and had been there since June, 1908. He is survived by his wife, who is an inmate of the home, and by two married daughters, one living in Oklahoma and the other in Kansas.

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Eloania/Elceria (unk) Sargent
abt 1829 - Mar 9, 1917

Died at I. O. O. F. Home.

Mrs. Luther Sargent, aged 88 years, died at the I. O. O. F. Home at 12 o’clock last night, and the remains are to be interred in Oakwood tomorrow, but the hour is not yet known as a daughter who lives in Oklahoma is being waited for and it is not known just when she will arrive. The deceased was a ward of San Antonio lodge No. 11, and had been in the home eight years and nine months.

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Jeff D. Simpson
May 1863 - Apr. 8, 1911

Died Saturday Afternoon.

Jeff D. Simpson, aged 42 years, died at his home on East Seventh Avenue Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock, and the remains were interred in Oakwood Cemetery yesterday afternoon, Rev. J. P. Patterson officiating.

The deceased is survived by a wife, but no children.

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Emma Amanda (Townsend) Blair
Jun 21, 1870 - Feb 6, 1964

Mrs. Blair, 93, Dies In Athens

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Blair, 93, of Athens, formerly of Corsicana, will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Church of Christ on South Palestine with Glenn Gray officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery here.

Mrs. Blair died in an Athens hospital Thursday.

Native of Port Union, Ohio, she moved to Athens from Corsicana 16 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Roy M. Blair and Matt C. Blair, both of Houston; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Tindel and Miss Esther Ruth Blair, both of Athens; three grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

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