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Osborne Henry Purifoy, Sr.
Sep 9, 1854 - Nov 26, 1913

DIED IN OKLAHOMA CITY.

O. H. Purifoy Answers Final Summons—Will be Buried Here

Mrs. Purifoy is in receipt of a telegram stating that her husband, O. H. Purifoy, Sr., died yesterday afternoon in Oklahoma City at 1:30 o’clock. The body will be shipped here for interment and is expected to arrive tomorrow afternoon at 1:15 o’clock. The funeral arrangements have not yet been announced. The deceased was 59 years of age. He leaves a wife and nine children besides other relatives and friends to mourn his loss. His children are E. S., O. H. Jr., M. Russell, Misses Vesta, Nona and Undine Purifoy, all of Corsicana, and a married daughter, Mrs. J. L. Harris of Ennis.

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Obituary.

Corsicana, Texas, Nov. 30, 1913.

The last earthly tribute that could be given, was given our dear father, Nov. 29, 1913, when we laid him at rest in Oakwood cemetery. It was sad indeed when we looked upon his peaceful face for the first time in about ten years; also when we realize it is the last time we shall ever see him here. We feel grateful, however, to know he was in good hands, being at the hospital in Oklahoma City, and we feel that all was done for him that could be done in the way of medical aid.

Our father, O. H. Purifoy, Sr., was born in Wilcox County, Ala., Sep, 9, 1854, passing his early life there, acquired a good education, lived an exemplary life, held a responsible position and was well liked by all who knew him. After reaching the age of maturity he came to Texas, married and lived in Texas until about ten years ago when he went to Oklahoma, and with the exception of a short time in Kansas and Colorado, he lived there until Nov. 27, 1913, when he departed this life. Having lived in Corsicana and Navarro county 20 years or more and having been in the employ of several of our leading business men of the city, among them being the firm of B. Marks & Son, he had numerous friends throughout the county, as well as relatives who will be pained to learn of his death, and we feel and know they will sympathize with us in our sad bereavement. Our father is the last of five brothers and sisters, three boys and two girls. He leaves his immediate family, friends and relatives in Alabama to mourn his loss. We cannot meet any more here but we can have the hope of meeting in the great beyond.

HIS SON.

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Osborne Henry Purifoy, Jr.
Mar 10, 1887 - Jul 7, 1917

Well Known Teacher Dead.

O. H. Purifoy, who formerly taught school in this county, died at Carlsbad, Texas, Saturday evening at 5:30 after a lingering illness. The remains will arrive her tonight and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30 from the home of Mrs. M. R. Purifoy on West Fourth Avenue, near the Love addition. Rev. Register of Henderson county will officiate, and the pallbearers will be: Honorary, J. F. Taylor, J. H. Woods, J. R. Bristow, J. C. Tolden, Ralph Beaton, Sr., and J. S. Millerman; active, C. A. Middleton, J. C. Morgan, J. B. Davis, O. L. Albritton, H. S. Ellis and Lonis Tidd. The deceased is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters, among the brothers being W. E., Russell, Mortimer and Elmer Purifoy of Corsicana.

The deceased was thirty years of age and had many friends who will be pained to learn of his death.

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Elmer Spurgeon Purifoy
Dec 23, 1878 - Aug 31, 1952

Elmer S. Purifoy Expires Sunday

Elmer S. Purifoy, life-long resident of Navarro County, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday. Burial will be held in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claud B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Purifoy had resided on West Fourth avenue near Navarro Junior College for many years. He was born at Bazette.

Surviving are a son, and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer A. Purifoy; two grandchildren, Jeraldine and Elmer Leo Purifoy, all of Corsicana; four sisters, Mrs. Etta Harris, Mexia; Mrs. Vesta Brown, Mrs. Nona Splawn and Mrs. Undine Abrams, all of Los Angeles, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. S. Ferguson, J. C. Pesswood, R. H. Shrader, L. I. Robinson, T. B. Smith and D. O. Love.

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Russell Albritton Purifoy, Sr.
Mar 31, 1898 - Aug 5, 1960

Hold Services R. A. Purifoy

Funeral services for Russell A. Purifoy, 62, who died in Memorial Hospital Friday morning, will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. from the First Baptist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church in Tyler, former pastor of the local church.

A native of Birdston, Purifoy formerly was and auto dealer here but for the past several years had been in the real estate and insurance field. He was an active civic worker, being a member of the inter-racial committee of the Chamber of Commerce at the time of his death and a former member of the Civitian club.

He was a trustee and deacon of the First Baptist church and had been an active member of that congregation for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Russell A. Purifoy, Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Skelton, Irving, and Mrs. J. N. Ellett, Sherman; eight grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Undine Abrams and Mrs. Clark Splawn, both of California, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be M. E. Lake, Wilbur Thompson, R. L. Nix, Monroe Hurley, Paul Moore, Robert Cason, Travis Knight, Ed Wendorf, M. A. Tekell, Lewis Foster, Scott Lowry, Frank Ware, Guy R. Love, John B. Davis, A. F. Mitchell, Dr. Louis Gibson and Dr. Robert Bone.

Corley will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 6, 1960
  • h/o Nora Etta (Boyd) Purifoy married Apr. 16, 1922; s/o Osborne Henry Purifoy, Sr. and Margaret Ellen (Albritton) Purifoy
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Margaret Ellen (Albritton) Purifoy
Jul 7, 1859 - Apr 18, 1937

LONG-TIME NAVARRO COUNTY RESIDENT IS BURIED HERE MONDAY

MRS. ELLEN ALBRITTON PURIFOY DIED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Albritton Purifoy, aged 77 years, long-time resident of Navarro county, who died Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held from the home of her son, Russell Purifoy, 1717 Woodlawn, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Purifoy was born in Snowhill, Ala., July 7, 1859 and moved to Bazette when a small girl.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Clark Splawn, Ventura; Cal.; Mrs. Etta Harris, Corsicana; Ms. Hal A. Brown and Mrs. A. A. Abrams, both of Los Angeles, Cal.; two sons, Russell and Elmer Purifoy, both of Corsicana; a brother, J. B. Albritton, Leedy, Okla., and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were George H. Brown, C. C. Roberts, J. C. Buie, G. R. Lobe, F. C. Paul and J. C. Bristow.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mary J. “Clemmie” (Orr) Purifoy-Mullins
Mar 15, 1891 - Nov 16, 1933

MRS. JOHN MULLINS DIED THURSDAY AT FAMILY HOME HERE

Mrs. John T. Mullins, aged 42 years, died at the family home 1218 West Twelfth and one-half avenue, Thursday morning at 11 o’clock and the funeral will be held sometime Friday.

Surviving are her husband, six children, Winford, Iola, Elmer, Michael, Ella Theresa and an infant daughter, Mary Frances, all of Corsicana; father T. Orr and a number of brothers and sisters.

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

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FUNERAL BE HELD SATURDAY MORNING FOR MRS. MULLINS

Funeral services for Mrs. M. J. Mullins, aged 42 years, who died at the family residence, 1218 West Twelfth and One-Half avenue, Thursday at 11 o’clock, will be held from the family residence Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are six children, Winford, Iola, Elmer, Michael, Ella Theresa and Mary Frances Mullins; father T. C. Orr, Okemuigee, Okla., four sisters, Mrs. R. E. Nolan, Stigler, Okla.; Mrs. G. V. Taylor, Roanoke, Texas; Mrs. Venie Smith, Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Gertie Koleff, Spokane, Wash.; and two brothers, J. M. “Orr, Brawley, Calif., and C. L. Orr, Los Angeles, Cal.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR MRS. MULLINS

Funeral services for Mrs. M. J. Mullins, who died Thursday morning, were held from the family residence, 1218 West Twelfth and One-half avenue Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are six children, Winford, Iola, Elmer, Michael, Ella, Theresa and Mary Frances Mullins, all of Corsicana; father, L. C. Orr, Okmulgee, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. R. E. Nolan, Stigler, Okla.; Mrs. G. V. Taylor, Roanoke, Texas; Mrs. Vernie Smith, Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Gertie Koleff, Spokane, Wash.; and two brothers, J. M. Orr, Brawley, Calif., and C. L. Orr, Los Angeles, Calif.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR MRS. MULLINS

Funeral services for Mrs. M. J. Mullins, who died Thursday morning were held from the family residence, 1218 West Twelfth and One-half avenue Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Surviving are six children, Winford, Iola, Elmer, Michael, Ella Theresa and Mary Frances Mullins, all of Corsicana; father, L. C. Orr, Okmulgee, Okla.; four sisters, Mrs. R. E. Nolan, Stigler, Okla.; Mrs. G. V. Taylor, Roanoke, Texas; Mrs. Vernie Smith, Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Gertie Koleff, Spokane, Wash.; and two brothers, J. M. Orr, Brawley, Calif., and C. L. Orr, Los Angeles, Calif.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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Waldo Emerson Purifoy
Apr 14, 1881 - Sep 29, 1922

WELL KNOWN MAN FOUND DEAD AT HIS HOME TODAY

PISTOL WOUND IN THE HEART CAUSED DEATH OF W. E. PURIFOY EARLY TODAY

Waldo E. Purifoy, aged forty years for some time engaged in the grocery business on West Seventh avenue was found dead this morning at his home, a pistol wound in his heart being the cause of his death. The pistol was found near the body.

Mr. Purifoy owned a home adjoining his store, and some months ago he added a two story living apartment to the rear of his store, and since that was completed he and his wife had made their home in the second story of this apartment. This morning near 7 o’clock Mrs. Purifoy left their room and went down stairs into the store, leaving her husband seated on the side of his bed, and still in his night clothing.

Soon after reaching the store Mrs. Purifoy heard an unusual noise and returned hurriedly to their sleeping apartment to find her husband lying on the floor, with the head and shoulders of his body in the doorway leading into the bathroom.

Blood was running profusely from a wound just over the heart, and a 38 Colt’s revolver was nearby. The deceased was still alive but unconscious and unable to speak.

The remains were viewed shortly after the tragedy by County Attorney Tarvor and Justice J. J. Sullivan and a verdict of self-destruction was rendered.

For some time the deceased had not been in the best of health, and that fact, coupled with temporary financial embarrassment, are supposed to unbalanced the mind, and lead to the tragic end. The deceased was a good citizen, a member of the First Methodist church, and was always interested and deeply concerned on all moral questions. He always took a lively interest in questions that were for the good of the community, and was esteemed as an upright, and honorable man. He is survived by his wife who was formerly Miss Katie Woods, daughter of the late B. H. Woods, Sr., by his mother, Mrs. M. E. Purifoy, and two brothers, Russell Purifoy and E. S. Purifoy, both of Corsicana, and by four sisters, Mrs. B. C. Splawn and Mrs. J. L. Harris of Corsicana, Mrs. A. A. Abrams of Cisco and Mrs. Hal Brown of Los Angeles, California.

The body was removed to Senator J. H. Wood’s residence this morning and the funeral will take place Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the J. H. Woods residence, 504 West Second avenue. The Rev. D. K. Porter, pastor of the First Methodist church, Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, and Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct the services.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Remains of Late W. E. Purifoy Buried This Morning.

The funeral for the remains of the late W. E. Purifoy took place at 10:99 this morning at the home of Hon. J. H. Woods. The services were conducted by Revs. D. K. Porter, A. E. Carraway and E. P. Kennedy. The song service was conducted by Leonard Gordon, Mrs. H. H. Flemming, Mrs. C. A. Montgomery, C. A. Middleton and Mrs. P. C. Townsend.

The pallbearers were:

Active—J. T. Newsom, A. V. Wright, H. R. Vandiver, T. J. Montgomery, R. J. Jackson and H. R. Harrison. Honorary—Dr. Kelton, W. A. Tarver, Jesse Cook, joe Wilson, H. E. Metcalf, K. L. McKeown, S. M. Roughton and W. H. Decherd.

There was a large attendance and a magnificent display of beautiful floral offerings. The deceased was possessed of many attributes and for these he will long be remembered by a host of friends.

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Katie May (Woods) Purifoy
Apr 30, 1871 - Feb 23, 1965

Thursday Rites For Mrs. Purifoy

Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Woods Purifoy, 93, of 1402 West Seventh avenue, who died in Memorial Hospital Tuesday afternoon, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Thursday at 11 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time member. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a nephew, J. H. Woods, Jr., a niece Thorp Montfort, Bryan; several great nieces and nephews including Mrs. Ned Brownlee, Corpus Christi; Mrs. George Jonte, Orange, and Mrs. Ross Miller, Hopewell, Va.; Bill Tarver, Phoenix, Ariz.; Hal Woods and Damon Woods, both of Ann Arbor, Mich., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Floyd Smith, Dr. A. W. Rogers, N. W. Pickens, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr.; Carl Sheppard, Don Pevehouse and W. L. Holman.

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Baldwin Harle Woods, Sr.
Dec 13, 1831 - Jun 1, 1918

IS CALLED TO HIS REWARD.

Had Been Highly Esteemed Citizen For Many Years

B. H. Woods, Sr., who was eighty-six years old on the 13th of December last, passed away at his home, corner of North Fifteenth Street and West Second Avenue at 510 o’clock this morning. The end came as the result of old age, and was without suffering.

The deceased was born at Wood’s Ferry, Greene County, Tennessee, December 13, 1831 and died June 1st 19118 at 2 a.m., aged 86 years, five months and 18 days. He married Miss Laura Ann Hollins at Hillsboro, Tennessee, February, 1857. To them were born eight children of whom four survive their father as follows; J. H. Woods, and B. H. Woods, Jr., of Corsicana; M. L. Woods of Berkley, Calif., and Mrs. W. E. Purifoy of Dawson. There are twelve grandchildren and four great grandchildren. His wife died in Corsicana, April 13, 1893. He moved with his young family to Montgomery, Alabama, early in 1860, and was connected with the Quartermaster’s Department of the Confederacy during the civil war. Moved to Northwest Georgia in 1868 and lived at Ringgold and Rocksprings, Georgia until November 1873, when he with his wife and six children moved to Navarro county, where he farmed for four years and then moved to Corsicana in December 1877, where he has resided for more than forty years. He has been a consistent member of the Methodist church for more than 75 years, forty years of which he has been a member of the First Methodist church of Corsicana. He was an officer of the Methodist church at Montgomery, Ala., during the pastorate of Rev. R. N. McTyiere, afterwards Bishop McTyiere, and has been an officer of the First Methodist church at Corsicana for many years.

He was County Clerk of Navarro County from 1886 to 1888 and deputy clerk from 1890 to 1894, and was the manager of the City Book Store here for fifteen years.

The funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Church at 5:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon, June 2nd, 1918. Interment in Oakwood. The following will act as pallbearers: Active, A. A. Allison, J. E. Blair, S. W. Burdine, G. O. Clough, W. W. Gage, Edgar Metcalf, W. P. McCammon and C. W. Ringer. Honorary, Ralph Beaton, E.L. Bell, William Clarkson, L. B. Cobb, F. N. Drane, J. L. Halbert, J. M. Henry, W. M. Huggins, E. C. Huckabee, Geor. T. Jester, J. D. Jackson, E. W. Johnson, S. M. Kerr, P. M. Lea, T. P. Little, D. K. McCammon, J. H. Rice, J. B. Slade, J. L. Weiler, A. A. Wortham, L. Treadwell, Richard Mays, W. M. Wilson and W. M. Tatum.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED

Many Beautiful Flowers Covered The Last Resting Place

The funeral of the late B. H. Woods Sr., was largely attended at the First Methodist Church yesterday afternoon at 5:30, and a big procession followed the body to Oakwood. The funeral services were conducted by Revs. A. B. Porter and C. E. Wilkins and were very impressive, and the remarks of Rev. Mr. Porter upon the character and life of the deceased were highly eulogistic and appropriate. All realized that a long and useful life had come to a close and that a good man had been called to his reward.

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Lee Polly
Nov 1854 - Oct 26, 1913

Died in Kansas City.

Lee Polly, who was a resident of Corsicana a number of years ago died in Kansas City, Mo., yesterday and the remains will arrive here tomorrow at 1:13 p.m. and the funeral will take place from the Union station, with short services at the grave in Oakwood cemetery, where the wife of deceased was buried a number of years ago. Fred Polly, a son, of Kansas City, and a daughter, Mrs. Dr. Coffey, of Fort Worth, will accompany the remains here. The friends of the family are requested to attend the funeral from the Union Station.

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Remains Interred Today.

The remains of the late Lee Polly arrived here this afternoon at 1:15 and were interred in Oakwood, the funeral taking place from the depot. Rev. Mr. Walker of the Church of Christ, officiated and E. A. Johnson, Geo. Barth, G. F. Miller, E. T. Wareing, Henry Iversen and J. Y Roberts acted as pall bearers. The remains were accompanied by Dr. and Mrs. Coffey of Fort Worth, son-in-law and daughter of the deceased, and by his son, Fred Polly, and his brother-in-law, Mr. Allen, of Kansas City.

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Fred Alexander Martin
Oct 1, 1884 - Oct 3, 1913

Highly Esteemed Young Man Dead.

Fred Martin, a highly esteemed young man here, the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Martin and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Walker, died suddenly at his home on West Ninth avenue, about 3 o’clock last night. The young man, who was twenty-nine years old, was engaged in the milling business with his father on East Seventh avenue, went home last night as usual, ate his supper and after supper spent some time on the floor playing with his three little children. Near nine o’clock he retired and a few minutes after he lay down he raised up in bed and exclaimed, “Oh, wait a minute!” and fell back dead.

Surviving him are his wife and three little children, two boys and a girl; his father and mother and two brothers, the latter living in Dallas.

The deceased was highly esteemed and had a host of friends who have been deeply pained to learn of his sudden death.

He was a member of the First Christian church, the Volunteer Fire Department and of the Knights of Pythias.

The funeral will take place from the First Christian church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The pallbearers, who were selected from the church, the fire department and the Knights of Pythias judge, will be as follows; Wesley Edens, H. Iverson, John Hughes, Arthur Johnson, Dr. O. L. Smith and C. H. Haley.

The Knights of Pythias will have charge of the general services at the grave and the Fire Department will attend the burial.

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Robert Wheeler Mays
Aug 1880 - Dec 30, 1913

A SUDDEN DEATH

Bob Mays Died Suddenly In Sister’s Yard Today

While occupying a seat in his sister’s yard today at noon Bob Mays suddenly expired. Medical aid was at once summoned but it proved of no avail. A bottle that had contained carbolic acid was near by and suggested that death had been produced by that drug.

Deceased was a brother of Mr. John R. Mays and Mrs. Ruth Lotspeich, Mrs. Chester Maddox and Mrs. John McLain. He had been in failing health for some time and to this fact is attributed his sudden death. He had been here only a few days and had recently left a sanitarium in Oklahoma.

The funeral services will be conducted from Mrs. Lotspeich’s residence tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock, interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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Ruth (Mays) Lotspeich-Robinson
Jan 13, 1874 - Jan 13, 1919

POPULAR YOUNG WOMAN DEAD

Mrs. S. B. Robinson Passed Away this Morning.

Mrs. Ruth Mays Robinson, wife of S. B. Robinson, died at her home on North Tenth Street at 11:15 this morning after an illness of several weeks and the remains will be interred in Oakwood at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning. Rev. H. J. Ellis of St. John’s Episcopal Church officiating. The deceased is survived by her husband, one brother and two sisters, John R. Mays of Corsicana, Mrs. John McClain of Knox City and Mrs. Chester Maddox, of Shreveport, La. The deceased was reared in Corsicana and possessed a bright mind, an amiable disposition and withal was a woman of most charming personality, and was loved by a large circle of friends, and those with the entire community will join the Sun in its sympathy for those who have been so sorely bereaved.

Mrs. Robinson was prominent and active in war work, doing a splendid part as a member of the Navarro County Food Conservation Committee. In fact she stood at the head of the committee for some time, performing the work of the chairman, J. M. Dyer, during the time he was unavoidably absent from the city, and was always an active member of the committee, performing her duties with enthusiasm and intelligence.

The following will act as pallbearers: Honorary, Robt. Johnston, A. L. Lotspeich, T. A. Gibson, J. M. Dyer, Mit Sowell, B. F. Hartzell. Active, W. N. Gardner, R. P. Blanding, Turk Robinson, Joe Derden, Ewen Edens, Robt. Daniels.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 13, 1919
  • 1st husband James. K. Lotspeich married Sep. 11, 1897 2nd husband S. B. Robinson married Jul 18, 1915; d/o J. W. Mays and Janie (Chambliss) Mays
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Ruth Mays Robinson, wife of S. B. Robinson, took place from the family home 715 North Tenth Street, at 11 o’clock this morning, and was largely attended. Rev. H. J. Ellis of St. John’s Episcopal church read the beautiful burial services of that church at the home, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. All present were deeply touched by the untimely death of this most estimable young woman, and her memory will linger long with those who knew and appreciated her in life.

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Charles M. “Charley” Haynie
Oct 23, 1912 - Oct 28, 1913

Died This Morning.

Chas. M. Haynie, aged one year, son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Haynie, living on South Twelfth street, died this morning and the remains will be interred from the family home tomorrow morning at 10:30.

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Daniel A. Blue
Feb 23, 1856 - Aug 29, 1909

Died at Zion’s Rest.

Mr. Blue died at Zion’s Rest last night and was buried today in the Dresden cemetery.

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Alvy Troy Poole
Jul 15, 1891 – Jun 10, 1911

Purdon News.
Dear Sun-Light Chats and Uncle John: I will step in this beautiful morning and add my little mile of news.

Saturday while Mr. Floyd Pool and a Mr. Chapman were in a tank bathing Mr. Pool stepped off into deep water and was drowned. We learned that he could not swim. His companion tried to save him but could not. The remains of the unfortunate man were buried Sunday afternoon at the Dresden cemetery. We sympathize with the broken-hearted parents and relatives.

Wild Rose

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Leone Warrington
Feb 26, 1915 - Sep 5, 1915

Obituary

The Death Angel has appeared in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Warrington of Raleigh and claimed for its reward the fair jewel of the home, little Leone Warrington. She was born Feb. 26, 1915. She had only to endure suffering from Friday, August 27th, until September 5th, when she was permitted to answer the roll of the saints of glory, but we know that the Father pleased to say, come ye blessed. We feel sad to have to give her up, but God giveth and God taketh; blessed be the name of the Lord. Sleep on, fair babe, and take thy rest. You are gone, heaven’s joys to share. Some sweet day we shall meet with you where there will be no suffering, no farewells to be said. Why should we feel so sad when you are at rest and with the saints above? She leaves a mother, father, brother and sister and other loved ones to mourn her loss. To these we would say, be of good cheer, for she has gone home where there is no suffering, no trials or sickness, no dying, and where she has the pleasures of the redeemed, where Christ is the light and life. It is hard to part with one we loved so well, but the Lord has only called her home, where love is the law of life, and when our summons comes to join that great caravan that is now moving across the river, may we be able to meet our redeemer as peacefully, as calmly as did little Leone.

We laid her to rest in Dresden cemetery and the funeral was attended by a host of friends. Burial services were conducted by Rev. Swindell of Frost who reminded us of the fact that earth has no sorrow that God can not heal.

We have put your little clothes away, you were months ago;
The sadness of that simple task perhaps you may not know,
We have put her little things away that once were worn and loved so dear,
Each trinket seemed to speak her name, each thought drew forth a tear.

But now you have gone from our lives so far, so far away,
It was so hard to kiss the little lips and say good-bye for aye,
The summer days will oft appear and tasks seem hard to bear
To never hear her baby voice, busy with her playthings there.

Our home is all in order now, but sad and quiet is everywhere,
No little cry can e’er be heard, there’s a baby missing there,
Were you, Leone, but back again we’d watch you laugh and play,
For home is sad and lonely, too, since they have put you far away.

Sleep on, dear babe, and take thy rest,
God sent for you; he thought it best.
Some day for us our Lord will send bright angels, sweet and fair,
And when the roll of all he’ll call, we, too, shall answer there.

Written by a Friend.

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Beverly Jean Blackmon
Nov 9, 1947 - Mar 29, 2015

Ms. Beverly Blackmon, 67, of Corsicana, passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 29, 2015. Funeral services are pending with Corley Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Redford Dewey Blackmon and Imogene Blackmon

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Mrs. Beverly Jean Blackmon, age 67, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at her residence. She was born on November 9, 1947 in Tennessee to Redford Dewey and Imogene Blackmon.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James Blackmon.

She is survived by her sisters, Trudy Rejcek and husband Harry of Corsicana, Diane Watson and husband Robert of Jewett, Texas.

A Graveside Service is scheduled for Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery at 2:00 P.M. with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Joe Nolen Armstrong
Dec 1, 1924 - Apr 8, 2015

Joe Nolen Armstrong, 90, passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at the Prairie Estates Nursing Home in Frisco, Texas. Services are pending at this time with Corley Funeral Home.

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Joe Nolen Armstrong
 
Joe Nolen Armstrong, age 90, of Carrollton passed away on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Frisco, Texas. He was born December 1, 1924 in Navarro, Texas to Jack and Hattie Armstrong. He married Ollene Woods on January 18, 1947 and they spent sixty years together.

Joe retired from Halliburton in 1987 after almost 40 years in the oil industry. He was a veteran of WWII and received an Asiatic Pacific campaign ribbon with one Bronze Star, a Philippine Liberation ribbon with one Bronze Star, a Victory Ribbon, A Meritorious Unit Award, and an Army of Occupation (Japan) Ribbon as well as two Overseas Service Bars. Joe also earned the title of Light Heavy Weight Boxing Champion while in the Army.

Joe was a real outdoorsman. He spent much of his free time hunting and fishing with family and friends. He loved spending time with his family and will be remembered with love and fondness in each ones heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Hattie; his wife, Ollene, and his son, Nolen. Joe was also preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn and brother, Charles.

Joe is survived by his daughter-in-law, Cheri Armstrong of The Colony, grandsons, Jeff and Brad Armstrong of The Colony and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will immediately follow the visitation on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at
2:00 P.M. with Dr. Darren Heil officiating. Pallbearers will be Jeff Armstrong, Brad Armstrong, Bill Thomason, Jason Poplin, Chuck Rash and David Armstrong.

Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Mary C. (Bethany) Chunn
Jun 23, 1840 - Aug 17, 1911

Died at Richland.

Mrs. Mary Chunn, aged 65 years, mother of John Chunn, a merchant at Richland, died there yesterday and the remains were interred in the community cemetery there this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased was a most excellent Christian woman and she leaves many friends and relatives to mourn her loss. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Lancy of Blooming Grove.

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Emma Francis Chunn
Aug 17, 1906 - Jul 2, 1941

MISS EMMA CHUNN REGISTERED NURSE DIED WEDNESDAY

Miss Emma Chunn, aged 34 years, registered nurse, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 1:20 o’clock following an illness of two weeks.

Funeral services will be held from the Richland Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in the Richland cemetery.

Miss Chunn was a graduate of the old Corsicana Nursing School, and had been connected with the Navarro Clinic and P. and S. Hospital staffs for many years. She was reared at Richland.

Surviving are a brother, Clyde Chunn, Richland; two aunts, Mrs. Tina McCreary Waco, and Mrs. Emma Hood, Richland; three uncles, John and J. I. McCreary both of Richland, and Sam Chunn, Oklahoma, and a number of other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD AT RICHLAND FOR EMMA CHUNN

Funeral services for Miss Emma Chunn, 34, well-known registered nurse, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Richland Baptist Church. Burial was in the Richland cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. C. B. Hall and Louis Tucker.

Miss Chunn was reared at Richland, and graduated from the old Corsicana nursing school a number of years ago. She had been connected with the P. and S. Hospital and Navarro Clinic for many years. Miss Chunn had been ill for two weeks.

Surviving are a brother, Clyde Chunn, Richland; three uncles, John and J. L. McCreary, both of Richland, and Sam Chunn, Oklahoma; two aunts, Miss Tina McCreary, Waco, and Mrs. Emma Hood, Richland, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter McDaniel, Henry Davis, Fred Rawlinson, Will Carter, Guy Campbell, and Bill Brown.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Navarro County Medical Society and the Navarro county hospital board.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Dolores Anne (Adams) Keith
Mar 10, 1936 - Mar 31, 2015

Dolores Anne Keith, 79, passed away in Corsicana, Texas on Tuesday, March 31, 2015.
Dolores was born in Lubbock, Texas on March 10, 1936 to James Gale and Margaret (Clintelle) Adams. She grew up in Lubbock and graduated from Lubbock High School in 1954. On Oct. 17, 1977 she married Guy Ross Keith and they made their home in Corsicana.
Dee held many jobs during her life so that she could support her four children. Her happiest moments were when she could be gathered with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sharing her love through crocheting of multiple afghans for her family. Dee was a very spiritual woman and was a member of the Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband Guy Ross Keith.
She is survived by sons Paul Hinman and wife, Melissa, and Stephen Hinman and wife, Andrea; daughters Deborah Bamburg and husband, Arnold and Colleen Woodcock and husband, Dwayne; 11 grandchildren: 15 great-grandchildren and one brother, James Gale Adams, Jr. and wife, Arla.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 3, 2015 at 2 p.m. in the J.E. Keever Mortuary of Ennis. Visitation will be one hour prior to services beginning at 1 p.m.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donation be made to the Humane Society or the Meals on Wheels.

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Alejandro "Alex" Abrego Flores
Unknown - Mar 29, 2015

Alejandro “Alex” Abrego Flores passed from this life into his next great adventure in heaven on Sunday night, March 29, 2015.
Preceding him into heaven are the greatest parents ever, Romaldo and Beatrice; son Gregory; one sister, Josefina Vela of Lawton, Oklahoma; and two brothers, Romaldo Jr. and Henry of Victoria.
He is survived by his “child bride” Faye Dawson Flores of Frost; daughter Catherine Flores Rodriguez of Conroe; her son Justin Krouse and wife Kimberly and their three little girls, Kataleya, KamRay, and Karleigh, also of Conroe; a son James, wife Amanda and their children Matthew, wife Kristen and children; Kyle Hayes, wife Mandy and children; and Samantha Harris, husband Matt and their children; Alex and Lilly Ruth of Duncan, Oklahoma; a son, Patrick and wife Shelly of Spring; and Pat’s children, Amanda Lynn and her husband Gordon, Drew and Tyler; brother Bobby Flores and wife Delfina of Victoria; brother Manual and wife Irma of Katy; a dear sister-in-law Sue of Petronila. Alex had three step-sons, Coleman Jaynes and wife Ivy of Frost; their son Jack and his fiancee Ciera Moore of Denton; Philip Jaynes and wife Anne of Italy; Carl Jaynes and children, Carl Jr. and Volley II of Italy; Michael Mitchell, wife Amanda and three daughters, Brianna, Haley and Lynna of Avalon. He was blessed with a multitude of nieces and nephews. He is also survived by two cousins he recently connected with and who had become very dear to him, Lucy Swanger of Victoria and Naomi Martinez of Houston; and his beloved Buddy the dachshund, Sunny “Sunshine” the Chedachshund, and Red Dog , the stray.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the Frost School’s Fine Art Center, 308 N. Wyrick St. in Frost, with a reception following in the school cafeteria.

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Judith Elaine (Hedric) Atkinson
Feb 11, 1941 - Apr 9, 2015

Judith Elaine Atkinson, 74, of Corsicana (Mildred), Texas passed away peacefully Thursday, April 9, 2015 at Plaza Medical Center in Fort Worth. Judy was born Feb. 11, 1941 in Jacobia, Texas to Ethelda Marie and John Preston Hedric. She married Oscar Leon Atkinson on July 3, 1961. Judy was a nurse for 30 years before retirement when she and Leon moved into her dream house in 1991, which they built from the ground up near Richland Chambers Reservoir.
Judy was an active member of Mildred Baptist Church where she sang in the choir. Judy enjoyed gardening, sewing, cooking and baking, and she loved a good book. She excelled at needlepoint and cross-stitch and won several ribbons at the Texas State Fair for her creations. Judy enjoyed quilting and won a ribbon for her crazy quilt at the State Fair as well.
Judy loved her grandchildren and enjoyed the many summer vacations when they would travel to their favorite destinations including Galveston and San Antonio. She loved to decorate her home for Christmas and she loved to prepare huge Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, grandchild Kathryn Marie Swinford, and her nephew Daniel Buck Kizer.
Judy is survived by her husband of 53 years, Leon Atkinson and children: Douglas Atkinson and his wife Rebecca, Donna Livingston and her husband Neal, Thomas Atkinson and his wife Teresa, Sara Atkinson, and Scott Atkinson; grandchildren: Thomas Atkinson, Amber Atkinson, Bill Atkinson, Ashley Atkinson, Jamie Atkinson, Ezekiel Swinford, Melanie Price, Megan Kryzak, Bill Wayne Hopper III, Tempest Hopper, Emily Whaley, Blaise Hopper, Steven Singer, Scott Atkinson Jr., and Joshua Atkinson; her great-grandchildren: Bailey Atkinson, Sam Gardner, Adam Price Jr., Ryder and Ranger Whaley, Cadence and Harmony Hopper, and Ariel Singer; brother John Wayne Hedric and his wife Dorene; sister Donna Kay Kizer and her husband Samuel; and several cousins and nieces and nephews.
Celebration of Life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Mildred Baptist Church, 5502 S. Hwy 287, Corsicana TX 75109 with Bro. Tony Neal officiating.

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Donald A. "Pudge" Palmer
Mar 31, 1959 - Mar 31, 2015
 
Donald A. “Pudge” Palmer passed away on his 56th birthday, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in Bryan, Texas of a brain aneurysm.
Funeral services will be held at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan, Texas on Friday, April 3, 2015. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with family receiving friends at 1 p.m. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Interment will follow the funeral service at the Aggie Field of Honor & Memorial Cemetery in College Station, Texas.
Pudge was born March 31, 1959 in Dallas, Texas to Frank and Nannie Ruth Palmer. Pudge graduated from Corsicana High School in 1977. He went on to earn an Associate’s degree from Navarro Junior College in 1979, a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1981, and a Master of Science degree from Texas A&M University in 1989. Since 2008, Pudge held the position of Research Associate at the Rosenthal Meat Science & Technology Center. If A&M offered a degree in tail-gating, Pudge would have had his PhD.
Pudge is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Nannie Ruth Palmer, brother Dicky Palmer, and sisters Linda Huddleston and Carolyn Brown.
He is survived by his brother, Dennis Palmer and wife Janice, their children, Dillon and Jordan Palmer of Collinville; brother, Ron Carter and wife Rhonda, their children, Zebediah and Victoria Carter of College Station; niece, Dana Satterwitte and husband Roger, their children, Logan and Linsey Satterwitte of Ennis; sister, Becky Long and husband Larry, their children, Stacy Gallegos and Brian Long of Streetman; brother Larry Carter and his children, Brittany and Nicklaus Carter of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Earl Brown, his children, Dustin Clay and Lori Wedgeworth of Weatherford; stepmother, Sandra Palmer of Corsicana; numerous other family members and his loving Texas A&M family.
Pudge was born an Aggie and he died an Aggie. It would surprise no one if Pudge’s first words had been “Gig ‘em.” He was never truly happy anywhere else. And so it is fitting that he will rest in eternal peace at the Aggie Field of Honor.
Honorary pallbearers will be all present and former employees of Rosenthal Meat Science Center at Texas A&M University.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Texas A&M Foundation, 401 George Bush Dr. College Station, Texas 77840. Please designate the Don Palmer Memorial Animal Science Scholarship in the memo line of the check.

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Margaret Eleanor (Skelton) Boles
May 17, 1921 - Mar 28, 2015
 
Mrs. Margaret Skelton Boles, 93, of Corsicana, passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in Corsicana.
She was born on May 17, 1921 in Dallas.
Margaret was married for 40 years to Al Boles who passed away in 2004. She was a member of the Methodist faith. She worked as an executive assistant to Steinberg Martin in the Dallas Cotton Exchange. She and her husband owned an Exxon station in Addison, and on retirement, they moved to their ranch in Corsicana and raised Polled Hereford cattle.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harris H. and Lily B. Skelton; sister, Doris Fitzpatrick; brothers, Harris Skelton and Robert Benjamin Skelton; and a niece, Jo Ann Armstrong.
She is survived by special niece, Margaret Ann Schwemer; great great nephews, Matthew Harmon and Scott Schwemer; niece, Becky Dickman; nephews, Raymond Fitzpatrick and Dr. Ben Skelton; step-daughters, Pam Rickman and Cathy Boles; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and a great great great niece, Zailyn Ann Schwemer. She was also survived by a very special friend and great helper, Rosalio Garcia, and numerous other friends and family.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the DFW National cemetery with the Rev. Allison Humann officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Navarro County Humane Society, P.O. Box 1734, Corsicana, Texas 75151; or the Susan G. Komen Foundation by going to www.Komen.org.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 31, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Harrison Henry "Harris" Skelton Sr. & Lilibel Carmen (Hughes) Skelton both buried in Grove Hill Cem, Dallas, Dallas TX

John Banchetti
Feb 26, 1937 - Mar 27, 2015
 
John went to his eternal reward on March 27, 2015, after a long battle with cancer.
He was born to Valentine Oliver Banchetti and Victoria Evelyn Cingolani Banchetti in Lake Village, Arkansas on Feb. 26, 1937. His formative years were lived in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He graduated from St. Aloysius High School and the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Aeronautical Engineering degree.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Jean Marie Timm Banchetti.
He is survived by his daughters Debra (Tony) Grantham and Cynthia (Kevin) Tull and his son Mark (Angie) Banchetti. Grandchildren include Chelsea and Candice Grantham, J. Garrett and Reagan Tull, Taylor and Chloé Banchetti. He is also survived by brother, Paul Banchetti of Vicksburg, Mississippi, and sister, Agnes Banchetti Howell of Tequesta, Florida.
John and Jean lived in Dallas and retired to Richland Chambers Lake in Corsicana. John retired as a Systems Engineer Manager from Lockheed-Martin after 43 years of service. John belonged to the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors and his hobby was restoring and repairing clocks. John instrumentally served in many organizations and associations.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel, 3235 Lombardy Lane in Dallas, with the Rosary prayed at 6 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in the North Chapel of Calvary Hill Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements by Calvary Hill Funeral Home Chapel, Dallas.

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Sharon (Jordan) French
Dec 27, 1942 - Mar 25, 2015

Sandra French passed away on Wednesday, March 25, 2015.
She was born Dec. 27, 1942. She was a loving wife of 53 years, a loving mother of 48 years, and the best grandmother of 21 years.
She was preceded in death by her father, Milford Harris Jordan; and mother, Sammie Jean Jordan.
Survivors include her husband, Charles French; sons, Damon French, 48; Derrick French, 43; and Chad French, 40; grandchildren, Tucker French, 21; Jordan French, 19; and Grant French, 16; brother, Milford Loyd Jordan; sisters-in-law, Sharron Jordan, Carolyn Sawyer and Ellene French; brother-in-law, Joel Sawyer.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 East Highway 80, Sunnyvale.
Arrangements by New Hope Funeral Home, Sunnyvale.

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Harold Glen "Toad" Hollifield
Aug 20, 1954 - Mar 31, 2015
 
Harold Glen “Toad” Hollifield, 60, of Corsicana, and formerly a long-time resident of Dawson, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at a Corsicana hospital. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday, April 3, 2015 at Wade Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ricky Woodall officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the funeral home.
Harold was born Aug. 20, 1954 in Corsicana to Harold and Nelda Sue (Toten) Hollifield. He lived most all of his life in the Dawson area and attended Dawson schools. Harold worked for over 20 years at Thompson’s Grocery Store in Dawson and also had worked at the K-Mart Warehouse in Corsicana and at Mexia State School.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kitty Elaine Hollifield; his parents; a sister, Jerri Sue French; an aunt, Maxine Conger and an uncle, Jackie Toten.
Survivors include his son, Drew Walter and fiancé, Jensine Taylor of Purdon; two sisters, Dana Colvin of Corsicana and Shauna Duke and husband, Josh of Kerens; an aunt, Mary Slater and husband, Don of Purdon and numerous nieces and nephews and other extended family members and friends.
Pallbearers will be Drew Walter, Colin Renfro, Nick Renfro, Steve Slater, Darrell Blissett, Josh Duke, Bryer Duke and Ricky French Jr.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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Dennis Neal Priddy
June 8, 1940 - Mar 27, 2015
 
Mr. Dennis Neal Priddy, 74, of Powell, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana.
He was born on June 8, 1940 in Dawson, to Prentice and Inez Priddy.
Dennis was a truck driver for most of his life. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Jimmy, Wayne and David.
Dennis is survived by his wife, Doris Dowd Priddy; his son, Dennis C. Priddy and wife Kay; and grandchildren, Greg Priddy and wife Stephanie, Bradly Priddy and fiancé Beth Jones, Lisa Gonzales and husband Mariano, and Kristin Priddy. He is also survived by his beloved great-grandchildren, Ryan and Peyton Priddy, Kayla and Kinley Gonzales.
Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Funeral Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at the Dawson Cemetery with Danny Curry officiating.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Henrietta "Rita" (Mahoney) Kent
Apr 25, 1875 - Sep 26, 1911

Died in Fort Worth.

Mrs. E. L. Kent, whose home was in Mildred, died in Fort Worth yesterday following an operation, and the remains arrived here today and were taken to the home of her sister, Mrs. John Greenlee, 1725 West Collin street. The funeral will take place at Eureka tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock. Deceased was formerly Miss Reta Mahoney, daughter of Capt. H. D. Mahoney, and is survived by her husband and six children, besides numerous relatives.

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William Wirt Bonner Robinson
Feb. 22, 1845 - Nov. 28, 1913

MR. WIRT ROBINSON DEAD

Old and Highly Respected Citizen Answers Final Summons

Mr. Wirt Robinson died at his residence, 517 South Eighteenth street, last night at 9 o’clock and will be buried in the cemetery at Eureka tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock. Funeral services will be held at the residence tomorrow morning at 8:30.

Mr. Robinson was born at Wilcox, Ala., February 22d, 1845, and came to Texas when three years of age with his parents who located in Freestone county, he coming to Navarro county later, making his home at Eureka, and about fifteen years ago moved to Corsicana where he has resided since. For ten years he has been a sufferer, death coming suddenly last night. He leaves a wife and six children, six : Dr. W. L. Robinson of Hubbard City, Frank Robinson of Corsicana, Reid Robinson of Galveston, Edwin Robinson of San Antonio and Miss Katie Robinson of Corsicana and Mrs. Mary Harrison of Dallas.

Mr. Robinson was a highly respected citizen, whose death will be regarded by a large circle of friends.

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When William Wirt Robinson died last Friday night, November 28, Corsicana and Navarro county lost one of their best citizens. For thirty-nine years he had been a resident of the county. Nineteen years of this time he lived at Eureka where he was a prominent citizen and took a leading part in every good work. When the Eureka postoffice was established he was made the first postmaster. The last twenty years he has been a resident of Corsicana. Though without educational opportunities when a boy, by much reading and careful observation and close thinking he became a man of much intelligence. He was deeply interested in all public questions, especially those which involved morals and religion and the public moos.

His birthplace was Wilcox county, Alabama, and the year of his birth was 1845. He was one of a large family. When he was four years old his father moved the family to Texas and settled in Freestone county. Here the subject of our sketch grew up and resided till he came to Navarro county in the year 1874. He was married in 1873 to Miss Mary Sue Irvine. Eight children were born of this union, six of whom with their mother remain to mourn his departure. The names of the children and the places of residence of those living are as follows: James Irvine, who died at the age of eighteen; Dr. W. I. of Hubbard City; T. F. whose home is in Corsicana; Katie Hope who has remained at home with her parents; Mrs. Mary Alice Harrison of Dallas; Henry Reed of Galveston; Edwin Erskine of San Antonio; and John Walker who died at the age of two.

For several years Mr. Robinson had been in feeble health, and several times it was thought the end must be near. But being endowed with a vigorous constitution and a strong will and a cheerful disposition he had always been able to rally from the attacks of disease. On last Friday he apparently felt better than he had for may days. He was about the house and ate more heartily than usual, and retired early and soon went to sleep. About 9 o’clock his wife noticed him making an unusual noise and hurried to his bedside to discover that the end had come. Disease had finally done its work. The strong constitution was worn out.

When the Civil War broke out he was but fifteen years of age, yet before it closed he enlisted and served in the ordnance department, principally in Southern and Southwestern Texas. An important feature of his duties was hauling lead for ammunition.

Mr. Robinson was one of the founders of the Eureka A. R. P. church. Together with a few other men of the community he erected the building now in use by the Eureka congregation. In this building which his hands helped to build his funeral was held last Sabbath afternoon, after which his remains were lovingly laid to rest in the family burying lot in the cemetery alongside the church. Soon after the organization of the Eureka congregation he was called to the office of ruling elder, which office he filled with honor and dignity till his death, a period of fully thirty-five years. He was a man of strong faith and an unwavering confidence in the truth of the Bible. In this faith he lived, and by it he was sustained at the end. His pastor can testify that he has known but few other men who were as deeply interested in the church and as devoted to her welfare. The honor of the church was dear to his heart, and he gave to her support his time, his money, and his best thought. Being so deeply devoted to the church he was of course, a good man. Every good cause could count on his support. His life was a rebuke to sin and an example of righteousness. He left a heritage for better than silver and gold; the heritage of a good name.

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Mary Kate Robinson
Dec 28, 1909 - Oct 18, 1913

Death of Little Girl.

Mary Kate, the 4-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Robinson, living on West Summitt avenue, died last night after an illness of several weeks.

The remains were interred at Eureka this afternoon at 3 o’clock.’

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Nellie E. (Wilson) Robinson
Mar 17, 1879 - Aug 5, 1959

Mrs. Robinson Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Nellie E. Robinson, 80, long-time Eureka resident, widow of the late T. F. Robinson, died Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Eureka cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Bailey, Presbyterian minister.

A native of Tennessee, Mrs. Robinson came to the Eureka community when 13 years of age.

Surviving are three sons, Wirt, Jack and T. F. Robinson, Jr., and a daughter, Mrs. Troy Murphy, all of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Randolph Robinson, John Grantham, Vernon Boyd, Floyd Farmer, Brice Bonner and Lloyd Land.

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Thomas Frank Robinson, Sr.
Dec 11, 1878 - Apr 29, 1952

T. F. Robinson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Thomas Frank Robinson, 73, of Mildred who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Patterson Memorial Presbyterian church at Eureka.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Henry M. Bailey, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery with the Eureka Masonic Lodge in charge.

A native of Eureka, Robinson was a retired farmer.

Surviving are his wife of Mildred, three sons, Wirt and Jack Robinson, both of Dallas, and Thomas Frank Robinson, Jr., Mildred; a daughter, Mrs. Troy Murphy, Corsicana; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three brothers, Dr. William Lee Robinson and Eddie E. Robinson, both of Dallas, and Dr. H. Reid Robinson, Galveston; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Harrison, Dallas, and Mrs. Katie Horn, Galveston, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Ramona (Johnson) Davis
Jun 2, 1929 - Apr 15, 2015

Mrs. Ramona Johnson Davis, 85, of Chatfield passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at her residence in Chatfield, Texas. She was born on June 2, 1929 in Blooming Grove, Texas to William Lee Wesley Johnson and Nancy Pearl Jones Johnson.
She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend that had a great love for spending time with and taking care of her family. She was employed as an assistant tax collector with the Corsicana ISD Tax office and retired after 20 plus years of service. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Davis; son, Jacky Bill Davis; sister, Cecelia Miller; and brothers, G.W. Johnson, Rev. Burl William Johnson, and Thomas Edwin Johnson.
She is survived by her sons, Wesley Davis and wife Ann of Dawson and Mike Davis and wife Rhonda of Chatfield; granddaughters, Lisa Ford and husband David of Grand Prairie, LaShelle Davis of Mexia, Lily Michelle Davis of Chatfield, and Mia Jaden Davis of Chatfield; four great grandchildren; sister, Roma Taylor of Mineral Wells; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 7:00-9:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Dresden Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Darrell Posey, Robert Slovak, John Ellington, Ray Cobb, Steve Lackey, and Jeremy Latham.

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John Franklin Smith
Sep 19, 1856 - Jan 14, 1941

AGED CORSICANAN DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

John Franklin Smith, aged 85 years, died at his home, 310 North Ninth street, Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the residence with burial in the Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, A. E. Smith, Rice, and J. N. Smith, Purcell, Okla.; two brothers Lee and Sterling Smith, both of Oklahoma; a sister, Mrs. Mollie Pettigrew, Oklahoma; eight-grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Ruthie Elizabeth “Ruth” (Duncan) Smith
Feb. 23, 1863 - Apr. 22, 1941

MRS. RUTHIE SMITH BURIED ZION’S REST CEMETERY TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ruthie Duncan Smith, aged 78 years, who died in Rice Tuesday morning following an extended illness were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland – McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Zion’s Rest cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. Duke Payne pastor of the First Christian church. Mrs. Smith was the widow of the late J. F. Smith.

Surviving are two sons, A. E. Smith, Rice, and J. N. Smith, Oklahoma; and a brother, Dennis Duncan, Carlsbad, N. M., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Floyd Sherman, Payne Smith, W. E. Smith, Alec Bryant, J. T. Bryant and Cedric Fortner.

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Billie Crawford
abt 1946 - Apr 12, 2015

 
Billie Crawford, 68, of Carrollton, a former resident of Corsicana, passed Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Heritage Gardens Healthcare and Rehab Center in Carrollton. Visitation is 1 p.m. and Wake service is 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services are 1:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Eastside Church of Christ, 906 East 13th Avenue, with Bro. Alton Albert officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary, Corsicana.

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Mildred Yvonne (Ingram) Hargrove
Aug 29, 1939 - Apr 11, 2015
 
Mildred (Ingram) Hargrove was born on Aug. 29, 1939, to Anson and Ruth Ingram at their home in Collin County near Blue Ridge, Texas. She was one of eight children, five boys and three girls. She spent most of her childhood living on a farm in the country where she was born. She moved with her family to Dallas when she was about 13-years-old. She was a graduate of N. R. Crozier Technical High School. Mildred married the love of her life, Glen Hargrove, on Oct. 12, 1956, at Letot Baptist Church. Mildred and Glen had two daughters, Stephanie was born in December of 1960, and Sandy was born in May of 1962.
Mildred worked at the Mercantile National Bank as well as Texas Instruments while living in the Dallas area. In January of 1971, Mildred, Glen and their two daughters moved to Brushie Prairie near Frost. She worked at Adams Hats in Corsicana from 1971 until the factory closed. She had many beloved friends from her time at the “Hat Factory.” Mildred had been a member of Frost Baptist Church since 1971 and loved her church family. In recent years she enjoyed serving food at “Team Kids” on Wednesday nights. Mildred, “Mamaw,” was beloved by her family. She was blessed with seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Mildred spent her life loving and serving her family, friends, church, and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Mildred passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015. She was preceded in death by her “beloved” husband, Glen Hargrove; father, Anson Ingram; mother, Ruth Ingram; brother, Jimmy Ingram; and brother, J. E. Ingram.
She is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Reynolds and husband Clay of Frost; daughter, Sandy Brown of Arkansas; grandchildren, Chasity Perry and Rusty Perry of Frost, Rachel Williams and husband Dana of Frost, Matthew Brown of Frost, Ashley Reynolds of Waxahachie, Colby Reynolds of Frost, Emily Reynolds of Frost, Leslie Reid of Blooming Grove, and Casey Brown of Frost; great-grandchildren Tristan, Samuel, Hunter, Jaden, Mason, Remington, Kylie, Tori, Corey, Brooke, Braydon, and Cason; sisters Barbara Baird of Corinth, and Martha Hunt of Hope, Arkansas; brothers, Earl Ray Ingram of Lancaster, Billy Charles Ingram and wife Laqueta of Westminster, Texas, and Johnny Ingram and wife Sharon of Michigan; brother-in-law, Billy Hargrove and wife Shirley of Frost; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation with the family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Corley Blooming Grove Chapel.
The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Frost Baptist Church with Bro. Jason Wilder and Bro. Chris Shirley officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Frost Baptist Church, 101 East Stroud Street, Frost, TX 76641.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Glen J. Hargrove - d/o Anson Minor Ingram and Helen Ruth (Noles) Ingram
  • Assumed buried with her husband Glen in the Hargrove Family Cemetery

Catherine Nevada (Green) Brown
May 23, 1916 - Apr 12, 2015
 
Mrs. Catherine N. Green Brown, 98, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born on May 23, 1916 in Haskell, Oklahoma to John P. and Myrtle Helen Green.

She was a member of Westhill Church of Christ.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Royce Eugene Brown; daughters, Janice Marie Broughton and an infant daughter at birth; grandson, Steven Raper; parents, John P. & Myrtle Green; and brothers, Robert and Rolin Green.

She is survived by her son, Royce Brown, Jr. and wife Sue of Rice; son-in-law, Neal Broughton of Corsicana; grandchildren, Kevin Brown and wife Dana of Rice, Shelly Henderson and husband Brian of Navarro, Keith Brown and wife Stacy of Midlothian, Karen Hanna and husband Terry of Mildred, Katherine Sutton and husband Doug of San Antonio, Kimberly Amedee and husband Remy of Garyville, LA, Amanda Simonex and husband Tony of LaPlace, LA, Rita Broughton of Covington, LA, Christina Cook and husband Kenny of LaPlace, LA, Jonathan Broughton and wife Christina of Waxahachie, and Mary Jones of Prairieville, LA; numerous great and great great grandchildren; and a sister, Oweda Schneider of Ft. Madison, IA.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at
2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be her great grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Westhill Church of Christ,
3400 W. Hwy 22, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Mrs. Catherine N. Green Brown, 98, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, 2015, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billie Bob Collier
Sept 2, 1922 - Apr 11, 2015

Billie Bob Collier, 92, lifelong resident of Navarro County and Corsicana business man, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. He was to born to Thomas P. Collier and Myrtle L. Armstrong Collier on Sept. 2, 1922 in Corbet, Texas.

He served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942 to 1946. He and his wife of 71 years, Mary Ruth Ivey Collier, were the owners of Busy Bee Grocery and Busy Bee Auto on South 15th St. in Corsicana.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tommy Lee Collier.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ruth; son Bryan (Jill) of Corsicana, son Gary (Kathy) of Heath, Texas, and son Terry of The Woodlands. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Alan Collier, Kristi Cruz, Joshua Collier, Amber Antillon, Jordan Collier, and several great-grandchildren. In addition he is survived by one niece, Eleanor Statham (Bill) of Corsicana.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bob Roberts and Rev. Kathy Sims Collier officiating. Pallbearers will be Bill's grandsons, Alan Collier, Joshua Collier, and Jordan Collier; and Danny Price, Gary Douglas, and Pat Kindle.

Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite charity or Westside Baptist Church in Corsicana at 1522 N. 24th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Nathan Randall Tinkle
Feb 3, 1918 - Jan 5, 1991

Nathan Randall Tinkle, 72, of Grand Prairie, died Jan. 5, 1991, in Grand Prairie.

Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Rev.
Bob E. Messer officiating. Burial will be in Pattison Cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Annie Tinkle of Grand Prairie; one son, James Randall Tinkle of Arlington; two daughters, Janie Kay Miller of Carrollton and Tina Annette Pietsch of Green Bay, Wis.; five grandchildren; two sisters, Totsie Elliott of Corsicana and Gerry Canant of Austin; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Martha Ann (Wooten) Brown
abt 1938 - Mar 16, 2015

Martha Ann Wooten Brown, 76 of Canton, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2015, in The Hospice of East Texas Nursing Home in Tyler.

She is survived by her husband, Roy Brown of Canton; two sons, Stephen Brown and wife Lori, and Joel Brown and wife April, all of Canton; sister, Madella Evans of Las Vegas; seven grandchildren, Michael, Justin, Ashley, Nikki, Cody, Brandi and Zach; two great grandchildren, Brenlee and Jackson; number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be at 6 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015, at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jason Huffman officiating.
Interment will follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery near Kerens.

Pallbearers are Scott Frey, Donnie Evans, Darren Evans, Michael Perkins, Brandon Evans and Spencer Wollard.

Honorary pallbearers are Joe Wooten, Cliff Jones, Cody Brown, Justin Pahanish, Zackary Brown, Matthew Evans, Bryan Tucker, Chris Frey and Lee Frey and Andrew Acampora.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Lula Ester (Martin) Chambers
Jan 1, 1881 - Sep 4, 1911

Died Last Night.

Mrs. John Chambers, aged 29 years, died at the family home on East Confederate avenue, last night. The deceased is survived by her husband and six children. Interment will be at the Hamilton cemetery tomorrow at 2:30.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September, 5, 1911
  • w/o John Washington Chambers married Mar. 17, 1897; d/o James Nathaniel Martin & Sarah Elizabeth (Westbrook) Martin
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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Buried This Afternoon

The remains of Mrs. Jno. Chambers
who resided on East Confederate avenue, were laid to rest this afternoon in the Hamilton cemetery. Mrs. Chambers is survived by her husband and six children, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

Notes:

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Buried This Afternoon.

The remains of Mrs. Jno. Chambers who resided on East Confederate avenue, were laid to rest this afternoon in the Hamilton cemetery. Mrs. Chambers is survived by her husband and six children, who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.

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Nancy K. “Nannie” (Pryor) Hannah
Oct 21, 1845 - Jul 23, 1911

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

Mrs. Nannie Hannah, wife of H. N. Hannah, aged 60 years, died yesterday afternoon of cancer at the family home three miles southwest of here. Interment took place this afternoon in the Hamilton cemetery.

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Otho Honea
Sep 13, 1906 - Dec 27, 1913

Died Saturday Night.

Otho Honea, 7-year-old- son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Honea, living at 712 West Thirteenth avenue, died at 11:30 Saturday night of typhoid fever, after a long illness, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday afternoon.

This family has been sorely afflicted, having had five cases of that dread disease, typhoid fever. Four were nursed to health, and those in a position to know give much credit to Mrs. Horgar, who has nursed all five cases day and night.

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Oscar White
Oct 2, 1912 - Nov 2, 1913

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

Oscar, the one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John White, died at the family home on South Beaton street yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

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Sarah H. “Sallie” (Cockerell) Donaho
Nov 7, 1846 - Dec 1, 1913

Died Here Last Night.

Mrs. S. H. Donaho, aged 67 years, died at her home on South Seventeenth street about 8 o’clock last night and the remains will be interred tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock in the Hamilton cemetery. The deceased had resided here a number of years and had a large circle of friends. She had been a widow for a number of years but is survived by a number of grown children.

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Juanita Jordan
abt 1927 - Apr 11, 2015

Juanita Jordan, 87, passed away Saturday, April 11, 2015 at Country Meadows Nursing Home in Corsicana. A private family burial is scheduled.

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Mittie (Roby) Cumpton
Aug 21, 1926 - Feb 15, 2015

A memorial service celebrating the life of Mittie Roby Cumpton, 88, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at First United Methodist Church, Monroe, Louisiana, with visitation at 1 p.m. Rev. Lynn Malone and Henry Cumpton will officiate.

Mittie was born Aug. 21, 1926, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, to James Byron and Lillie Sapp Roby and died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015.

A native of Cotton Valley, Louisiana, she attended Cotton Valley schools, graduating as valedictorian. She went on to LSU, where she was active in Alpha Lambda Delta, Alpha Chi Omega, Wesley Foundation, and University Methodist Church.

Mittie was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, teaching Sunday School, working with United Methodist Women, and serving on administrative boards. She was also a Girl Scout troop leader for several years.

After the end of her first marriage to Lamont Thomas, she later married Ferrand Cumpton of Rayville. Mr. and Mrs. Cumpton enjoyed many years of house boating on the Ouachita River and other Louisiana waterways during their 23 years of marriage. Ferrand preceded Mittie in death in 1999.  Others who preceded her in death are her parents, James Byron and Lillie Roby, and her stepson, Burgess Cumpton.

She is survived by daughters, Beth Thompson of Monroe and Emily Van Orden of Gonzales; stepson, Ferrand Lee Cumpton of Nashville, Tennessee; step daughter-in-law, Alice Cumpton of Rayville; grandchildren, Keely Babin of Gonzales, Mark Nelson and wife Melonie of Monroe, Carl Van Orden and wife Erica of St Amant, Leo Cumpton and wife Shauna of Rayville, Melissa Morris and husband Jason of Rayville; 12 great-grandchildren, and many friends whom she loved deeply.

Mittie, appreciating the certainty of death, donated her body to LSU School of Medicine that others might benefit from research.

If anyone wishes to memorialize Mittie, please consider First United Methodist Church, 3900 Loop Rd, Monroe, Louisiana 71201, or a charity of your choice.

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Billy Frank Tallant Sr.
Feb 5, 1933 - Apr 14, 2015

Unique, eccentric, passionate, and full of life, Billy Frank Tallant Sr. brightened our world and impacted everyone he met. Beloved father, husband, paw paw, brother and friend to many, he went to the happy hunting grounds on April 14, 2015.
Billy was born Feb. 5, 1933, to James Frank and Eula Ray Tallant. He loved growing up in Texas with his brothers James Ray and Thomas, and sisters Chee Chee (Cole) and Nancy (Warren). He married his high school sweetheart, Ruby Louise, in 1952. They shared an adventurous life together for almost 63 years.
A self-employed welder, Billy built many barns and corrals in Navarro County. His true love was arrowhead hunting and collecting ‘indian’ artifacts, as well as trading with ‘indians.’ He was a gifted artist who carved knives and bear fetishes from elk bones, and created amazing elk bone chandeliers, furniture, and more. He hunted daily and adored the great outdoors. He was an avid storyteller of tall tales. Billy never met a stranger.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; his sons Billy Frank Jr., Jimmy Don, and David; and his daughter, Mary (Congleton), and their families. He will also be missed by numerous friends that he considered family. We will all miss the joy, love, laughter, and crazy antics he brought to our lives.
Visitation with the family will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 17, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home. He will be buried at the Tallant family cemetery.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 16, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Ruby Louise Murchison; s/o James Frank Tallant & Annie Eula (Ray) Tallant buried in Pattison Cem., Emhouse, Navarro Co., TX

Hattie Nan (Vaughan) Armstrong
Mar 7, 1904 - July 25, 1992

Hattie Armstrong, 88, of Corsicana, died July 25, 1992 in Corsicana.
Services will be 2 p.m., Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. L.L. Conner and the Rev. Horace Cobb officiating.
Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery.
She was born March 7, 1904, in Navarro County, and was a member of the Unity Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack Armstrong, and one son-in-law, Alton Rash.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Johnnie E. Rash of Corsicana; two sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Ollene Armstrong of Carrollton, Texas, and Charles and Joyce Armstrong of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. L.R. Robinson of Corsicana; one brother and his wife J.W. and Ruby Vaughan of Corsicana; her sister-in-law, Mrs.W.W. Vaughan of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons and great-grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Jack Armstrong; d/o J.W. Vaughan & Margaret Irene (Blackmon) Vaughan

Jack Armstrong
Sep 28, 1893 - May 7, 1970

Jack Armstrong Dies Thursday
Jack Armstrong, 76, a native of Rogers, Ark., died May 7 at Memorial Hospital. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II [should be WWI].
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel, with the Rev. Obie Barton officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jim Bob Farmer. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.
Survivors include his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Joe Armstrong of Carrollton and Charles Armstrong of Odessa; one daughter, Mr. C.A. Rash of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one brother, A.I. Armstrong of Oklahoma; and one sister, Mrs. C.B. Goble of Blooming Grove.
Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Margaret Irene (Blackmon) Vaughan
Aug 5, 1872 - May 20, 1946

MRS. J. W. VAUGHN OF POWELL DIES; RITES ON TUESDAY
Mrs. J. W. (Margaret Irene) Vaughn [sic], aged 73 years, of Powell, died at the P.and S. Hospital Monday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.
Mrs. Vaughn had been a member of the Baptist church 52 years. She had resided in Navarro county the past 44 years.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Charles Ray, Mrs. O. H. Rutherford, and Mrs. Jack Armstrong, all of Powell; Mrs. Leroy Robinson, Corsicana; two sons, W. W. Vaughn, Corsicana, and J.W. Vaughn, Powell; a sister, Mrs. Hattie Thorp, Plantersville; two brothers, W. L. Blackmon, Rio Vista, Califl, and C. H. Blackmon, Corsicana; 30 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Ellen Kathryn (Kirksey) Corley
July 27, 1927 - Apr 13, 2015
 
Mrs. Ellen Kathryn Kirksey Corley passed away at her residence on April 13, 2015 in Corsicana.
She was born on July 27, 1937 in Waco, to Albert Henry Kirksey and Ben Watson Kirksey.
She attended public schools in Waco, graduating from Waco High School in 1955. She graduated from the University of Texas in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree. While at the University she was a member of the Chi Omega sorority. She moved to Corsicana in 1963. In 1974 she started her interior design business which was a source of great joy in her life. She was an active member of the First United Methodist Church, singing in the adult chancel choir, serving in the prayer card ministry and a faithful member of the United Methodist Women.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, John Robert (Bob) Corley III ; parents, Albert Henry Kirksey and Ben Watson Kirksey; and her daughter, Kathryn Kirksey (Katrina) Parker.
She is survived by her son, William Kirksey (Kirk) Parker of Cypress and his daughter, Sarah Grace Parker of The Woodlands; sister, Karolyn Holler and husband Howard of Oakland, California; brother-in-law, David Corley and wife Mary of Fort Worth; Chris Corley Ward and husband Michael of San Antonio, Deanne Corley Degrand and husband Jack of Missouri City, and Elizabeth Corley of Corsicana; grandchildren, Patrick Dosser and wife Gina and their children Aiden and Blake of San Antonio, John Dosser and wife Elizabeth of San Antonio, and Melissa Degrand of Missouri City; and many loved nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 17, 2015, at First United Methodist Church of Corsicana with the Rev. Gary F. Turner, the Rev. Chandler Ragland, and the Rev. Bayard Pratt officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be David Corley, Joe Nussbaum, Don Dunbar, Ed Erwin, Jim Ten Eyck, Ralston Gober, Jim Acker, Mario Perales and Scott Skews.
Honorary pallbearers will be present and former employees of Corley Funeral Home.
The family is especially appreciative of Cedar Lake Hospice and care givers, Diann Jennings, Dee Caballero, Jimmie Childers and Susie Schrieber.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Linson) Ware
Dec 19, 1880 - Dec 16, 1909

Died Last Night.

Mrs. Homer V. Ware, aged 29 years, died at the family home on North Tenth street last night after a lingering illness. Deceased is survived by her husband and two children. The remains were interred this afternoon at 4 o’clock in the Zions Rest cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 17, 1909
  • w/o Homer Virgil Ware married Jun. 1, 1896 (Homer is buried in Kerens cemetery); d/o Robert Linson & Mary (Jordon) Linson per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Lula (Jones) Chandler
Jul 9, 1881 - Dec 13, 1910

Died Last night.

Mrs. Loula Chandler, wife of Joe Chandler, died at the family home, 1009 West Ninth avenue, last night at 11:30, and the remains were interred at Zions Rest this afternoon at 4 o’clock. The deceased was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Jones, who reside here. She was twenty-nine years of age and death was due to blood poisoning.

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Thomas A. “Tom” Crenshaw
Jun 15, 1858 - Dec 15, 1913

Laid at Rest.

The body of Mr. T. C. Crenshaw, who died yesterday morning at 11:30 o’clock at his home on North Thirteenth street, was laid at rest this morning in the Zions Rest cemetery. Rev. Eugene Hudnail performing the burial ceremony. Deceased was 55 years old and leaves a wife to mourn his loss.

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Joseph Green “Joe” Chandler
Apr 18. 1875 - Mar 1, 1941

J. G. CHANDLER DIES SATURDAY; BE BURIED ON SUNDAY

J. G. Chandler, aged 66 years, died at the family home, 515 North Commerce street, Saturday morning at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in the Zions Rest cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, Baptist minister.

Chandler had been engineer at the Corsicana Laundry and Cleaning Company for many years.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lyda Chandler, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Josephine Zitls, Batesville; Mrs. Ruby Fults, Beaumont, and Miss Doris Chandler, Beaumont; six sons, Jesse Chandler, Virginia; Joe Chandler, Beaumont; Miller, Arthur, Albert and Jack Chandler, all of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. A. Jones, Batesville, and a granddaughter.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 1, 1941
  • 1st wife Lula (Jones) Chandler 2nd wife Lyda (Higginbotham) Chandler married Oct. 16, 1915 s/o Felix Chandler and Sarah Ann (Smith) Chandler
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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