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F. W. Brown
Died Dec. 29, 1909

BURIED HERE.

Mr. F. W. Brown’s Body Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The body of F. W. Brown, who died from burns received at McKinney Sunday night, arrived here last night and was buried in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Mr. Brown received fatal burns while aiding in repairing a leak in an oil pipe near McKinney. He was the son of Mr. J. W. Brown of this city.

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James Ross Sutton
Jun. 26, 1865 - Feb. 23, 1909

REMAINS EXUMED.

Body of Mr., J. R. Sutton Removed from Sapulpa.

The remains of Mr. J. R. Sutton, who died at Sapulpa, Okla., last February, were exhumed and reached here this morning at 10:50 via the H. & T. C. and were finally laid to rest this afternoon at 4 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery.

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Thomas Paul Jones, Justice of Peace
Nov 13, 1881 - Oct 3, 1909

Justice Jones Dead.

Thomas Paul Jones, aged 27 years, 11 months and 13 days, died at his home north of town last night, of consumption, and the remains were interred this afternoon at 3 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery. The deceased had been one of the justices of the peace for this precinct for three years. He was reared in the Purdon community where his parents still reside, and was a young man of excellent character and his death is deplored by a large circle of friends, whose sympathies go out to his young wife and parents in their bereavement.

There were many pretty floral offerings and Rev. J. P. Howard officiated at the grave.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 4, 1909
  • h/o Jewel J. (Foster) Jones married Dec. 25, 1908 s/o Marion Norris Jones and Catherine Elizabeth (Mason) Jones
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Visa/Viser Jones, Jr.
Nov 2, 1909 - Nov 24, 1909

Died Last Night.

The 3-week-old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Viser Jones died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. B. M. Walker last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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INFANT GIRL Savage
1909 - Jun. 8, 1909

Died at Graham.

The three-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal Savage, former residents here, died in Graham, Young county, last night and the remains will be brought here tonight and buried in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow.

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Sophia Smith Bonham
Jan 6, 1837 - Jul 29, 1909

Died Suddenly.

Miss Sophia Bonham, aged 73 years died suddenly last night at the home of Mrs. Anderson, 816 West Tenth avenue and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the home of Mrs. Anderson.

The deceased was a resident of Beaumont and was here on a visit when death came.

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Josephine “Josie” Thorp
Mar 1888 - Dec 26, 1909

Miss Jossie Thorp, aged 21 years, died in St. Paul’s Sanitarium, Dallas, last night at 9:30 o’clock. The body arrived here this afternoon and will be buried in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral services will be conducted from the residence of her brother, J. B. Thorp, 1216 West Thirteenth avenue. Miss Thorp is a daughter of Mr. Hal Thorp, now a resident of Plantersville, Grimes county, and he came in with the body this afternoon from Dallas.

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Sarah (Noble) Carter
Died Aug, 7, 1909

Laid to Rest.

The remains of Mrs. Jas. R. Carter, who died Saturday in Carlsbad, N. M., reached here last night and the funeral was conducted this morning by Rev. J. W. Hornbeak from the residence of J. H. Jenkins, brother-in-law of the deceased. Mrs. Nabors the mother, and Mr. J. R. Carter, the husband of Mrs. Carter, came with the body. Mr. Hornbeak knew Mrs., Nabors and her family in years gone by when he was a young man just entering the ministry. He spoke in high praise of the parents and children briefly, but eloquently referred to the Christian home and pointed out the modesty, refinement and womanly virtues of the dead mother and wife whose departure is now being mourned.

Mrs. Robbins, Misses McClellan and Caston and Mr. Johnson composed a quartette that sang appropriate songs and the floral offerings were quite bountiful and particularly beautiful.

A large number of friends of the family and of Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins followed the remains to Oakwood cemetery where they were laid to rest by the side of a little child who preceded the mother to the home immortal. A husband and three-year-old daughter survive her.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, August 11, 1909
  • w/o James R. Carter d/o J. M. Noble and Harriett S. “Hattie” (Parsons) Noble-Nabors (step father William H. Nabors)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

James Ross Sutton, Sr.
Jun 26, 1865 - Feb 23, 1909

REMAINS EXUMED.

Body of Mr., J. R. Sutton Removed from Sapulpa.

The remains of Mr. J. R. Sutton, who died at Sapulpa, Okla., last February, were exhumed and reached here this morning at 10:50 via the H. & T. C. and were finally laid to rest this afternoon at 4 o’clock in Oakwood cemetery.

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Roderick Eldridge Frederick, Jr.
Dec 16, 1918 - May 7, 2015

FREDERICK, JR., R.E. 96, passed away Thursday May 7th, 2015. R.E. was born December 16, 1918 in Blooming Grove, Texas. He graduated from Sunset High School in Dallas in 1937 and joined the Navy in 1942 serving in the Navy Radio Intelligence Unit. He served during World War II and the Korean War and went on to complete a 40 year career with PPG Industries. R.E. is preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Louise Abbe Frederick, daughter Dr. Sandra Frederick Kelleher, grandson James Casey Kelleher, brother Roy and sister Edith Tatum. He is survived by daughter Tamara Bass and husband Bob, granddaughter Melissa Bass Dvoracek and husband Jordan, grandson Bobby Bass, great-grandson Jackson Dvoracek, and brother Welden Frederick and wife JoAnn. R.E. was a faithful member of the Wedding Ring Sunday School class at Tyler Street United Methodist Church for 50 years. The family would like to thank the staff at the Isle of Watercrest and Envoy Hospice. Visitation will be held at Jeter and Son Funeral Home in Dallas on Sunday, May 10th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 pm. Graveside Service will be Monday, May 11th at 12:00 noon at Laurel Land Memorial Park followed by a Memorial Service at Tyler Street UMC at 1:00 pm. Family requests Memorials be made to Tyler Street UMC in honor of R.E. and Louise Frederick.

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  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • s/o Roderick Eldridge Frederick, Sr. & Mattie Isola (Crabtree) Frederick

JoAnn (Ward) Webb-Eller
Aug 18, 1953 - Apr 7, 2015

JoAnn Ward Eller was born on August 18, 1953 in Columbus, GA and passed away April 7, 2015 in Dallas TX.

She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Viola Ward; step-son Aaron Tracey Eller; and grandson Logan Webb.

JoAnn was very active in church. She enjoyed serving and singing in many different ministries. She loved music, traveling, and comedy. She loved her family and was very proud of all of her grandchildren.

JoAnn is survived by her husband, Earl Wayne Eller; sister, Carolyn Chapman; son, Christian Webb; son, Kenneth and his wife, Amber Webb; daughter, Kendra Frazier; step-daughter, Ashley and her husband, Brandon Bannister; stepson, Blaine and his wife, Tammy Eller; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorial Service for JoAnn will be held on April 11,2015 at 1:00 PM at Hillcrest Baptist Church, Cedar Hill, TX

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Restland Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 13005 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75238 at Restland Road.

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  • Buried in Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx.
  • 1st husband Billy Thomas Webb married May 11, 1970 - 2nd husband Earl Wayne Eller d/o George William Ward and Viola Mae (Barton) Ward buried in Rose Hill Cemetery Blooming Grove, Tx.
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Bessie I. (McCrimmon) Hofstetter
Dec 25, 1871 - Nov 4, 1936

BODY OF WEALTHY CORSICANA WIDOW FOUND IN GARAGE

MRS. G. A. HOFSTETTER APPARENTLY DIED SOMETIME WEDNESDAY NIGHT

Mrs. G. A. Hofsetter, age 64 years, 1561 West Third avenue was found dead in the garage at her home about noon Thursday. She had apparently been dead since early Wednesday night. There were no indications of foul play. Physicians who viewed the body stated that death apparently resulted from natural causes. Mrs. Hofstetter apparently had been taken ill and had set down on the garage floor and leaned her head on the running board of her automobile, the position in which she was found.

Mrs. Hofstetter was discovered by Otho Hall, negro yardman, who went to the garage after his knocks at the rear door of the residence failed to get a response and after he had heard Mrs. Hofstetter’s dog barking in the garage.

Neighbors said they had heard the dog barking last night, but did not attach any significance to it at that time.

Mrs. Hofstetter was well-known here. She had resided in Corsicana for about 40 years. She was a native of Midland, Michigan, and was born, December 25, 1871. She was the widow of the late Dr. G. A. Hofstetter, pioneer physician and leading citizen here for years. Dr. Hofstetter died about 20 years ago. Mrs. Hofstetter had long been an active member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

No near relatives survive, although several distant kinsmen live in Michigan and Canada.

Funeral arrangements had not been made Thursday afternoon pending advices from relatives.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING MRS. HOFSTETTER

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Hofstetter, aged 64 years, widow of the late Dr. G. A. Hofstetter, who was found dead in her garage Thursday afternoon, will be held at the family residence, 1561 West Third avenue, Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third avenue Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Hofstetter was a long-time member.

The First National Bank will be closed from 10 to 10:30 for the funeral.

Mrs. Hofstetter was found dead by a colored yardman at noon Thursday. Investigations indicated she had apparently been dead since early Wednesday morning as she had an appointment at 9 o’clock downtown Wednesday morning which was not kept, it was revealed Friday. Her dog was heard by neighbors barking at various times during the day but no significance was placed on it at that time. She was last seen alive early Wednesday morning.

Physicians summoned Thursday noon stated she apparently had been taken ill and sat down on the garage floor and leaned her head on the running board of her car the position in which her body was found. The doctors said death resulted from natural causes.

Mrs. Hofstetter was born in Midland, Michigan, but had resided here for the past 40 years.

No near relatives survive but distant kinsmen reside in Michigan and Canada.

Pallbearers will be A. G. Elliott, J. N. Garitty, J. H. Roberts, C. S. Stroud, Max D. Almond, W. T. McElwee, T. C. Orr and C. W. Taylor.

Funeral rites will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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HOFSTETTER FORTUNE GOES TO CHARITY IN WILL FILED PROBATE

FIRST NATIONAL BANK NAMED EXECUTOR OF ESTATE IN EXCESS OF $100,000

Mrs. Bessie I. Hofstetter, widow of the late Dr. G. A. Hofstetter, who was found dead at her home last Thursday here, left her large estate to charity, according to the application for the probation of the will and the will filed in probate court Monday. The application placed the value of the estate in excess of $100.000. The inventory of the estate and its value has not been filed.

The will executed Feb. 28, 1934, with H. O. Blanding and N. O. Goodman as witnesses, named the First National Bank of Corsicana, Texas, as executor. Among the provisions of the will are that her body ashes be buried in a decent and Christian-like manner in Oakwood cemetery beside her late husband; that all just debts be paid; that the executor purchase and erect a marker at her grave to correspond with those of her deceased husband and daughter; that the First National Bank possess the property in trust; that the estate in trust be a permanent charity fund and that the bank invest and reinvest the funds in revenue bearing securities, real estate, etc.

Income to Charity.
The will provided that the net income from the trust estate go to “worthy charity,” without regard to race, color, sex or religious belief of the recipients, it also provided “reasonable amounts” to the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of Corsicana, and the Reynolds Orphanage at Dallas, a Presbyterian church institution. The document provided that in the event the income from the estate warrants it, funds for permanent improvements for the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and the orphanage at Dallas might be made.

Bank Executor.
Mrs. Hofstetter also provided in her will that loans to worthy boys and girls for educational purposes might be made.

Details and amounts for each bequest, however, under the terms of the will of Mrs. Hofstetter were left to the discretion of the First National Bank, and no specific amounts were named for any of the beneficiaries.

The hearing for admission of the will to probate before C. E. McWilliams, county judge, will probably be heard Monday, November 23, it was indicated Tuesday.

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Mr. Joe Hofstetter of St. Louis, brother-in-law of the late Mrs. G. A. Hofstetter returned home Sunday after flying down Friday for the funeral of Mrs. Hofstetter Saturday morning.

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FILE HOFSTETTER ESTATE INVENTORY IN PROBATE COURT

APPRAISERS PLACE VALUE OF PROPERTY OVER HALF MILLION DOLLARS

The inventory, appraisement and list of claims for the estate of Bessie I. Hofstetter, who died recently, left to charitable, church and other institutions and organizations with the First National Bank of Corsicana as executor was filed in probate court Thursday afternoon. The appraisement of the estate was placed at $501,724.19 by the appraisers, Edward M. Polk, George W. Boyd and J. W. Edens.

Included in the inventory and appraisement were several notes totaling $30,000, lots in California, numbers of stocks and bonds and several oil and gas properties which were listed as of no value.

The largest item of property in the estate is 20,105 shares of stock in the Socony-Vacuum corporation appraised at $341, 208, 10. The second largest item is 7,774 shares of capital stock in the Lone Star Gas Company, appraised at $92,316.25.

Homestead, jewelry, automobile and household effects, appraisements listed at $5,050, Bonds were listed at $5,685; stocks at $472,332.16; and cash on deposit in the First National Bank of Corsicana $18, 357.03.

Stocks included those of Barnsdall corporation, Corsicana Amusement company, Corsicana Country Club, 150 shares of the Dixie Cultivator company, 480 shares in the Investment Securities corporation, a number of shares in the Kawneer company, 7,774 shares in Lone Star Gas company, 52 shares in the Oliver Farm Equipment company, 110 shares of the Pacific Gas and Electric company 20, 105 shares of the Socony-Vacuum corporation, 110 shares of the Southern California-Edison company, 100 shares of the Standard Oil Company of Indiana, 100 shares of the F. W. Woolworth company, 10 shares of Black Diamond, Inc., and others.

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Kathryn Hofstetter
Mar 12, 1900 - Dec 1, 1919

DEATH COMES TO YOUNG LADY

Miss Kathryn Hofstetter Found Dead in Bath Tub at Home

The death of Miss Kathryn Hofstetter sent a shock throughout the city.

She was found dead in the bath tub at the home of her mother, 1561 West Third avenue, yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock and is supposed to have been dead about two hours when found. Her mother left home at 2 o’clock in her car, leaving Miss Kathryn and her grandfather at home, telling Katheryn that she would call for her. Returning at 5 o’clock Mrs. Hofstetter honked the horn of her car at the front gate and receiving no response went into the house where she called repeatedly for her daughter. Still no response came. She then went over the house and hearing water running in the bath room opened the bath room door to find her daughter in the bathtub, her body and face submerged in warm water. The water was still running and was pouring out at the overflow. Neighbors were notified and a doctor called, but the bright young daughter was beyond recovery. Death had a firm hold upon her.

That death was the result of a fall after stepping into the bath tub there is evidence abundant to not only substantiate but leave no doubt. On one side of the bath tub is a stationery receptacle for soap. Indications are that she slipped and fell on her right side, her neck striking the soap bow. On the right side of her neck was a bruised place, and as she fell into the tub her left collar bone was broken. In an unconscious condition she remained in the bath tub until the water covered her face and strangled her.

Mr. McCrimmon, Mrs. Hofstettler’s father, says that during the afternoon and some time after Mrs. Hofstetter left home in her car, he heard Miss Kathryn walk across the floor. He heard something fall but supposed that Miss Kathryn had let fall a pot plant which she had been carrying. He gave the matter no further thought until after the body had been found.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 11 o’clock at the home. Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, will conduct the services.

Following are the pall bearers:
Active—Neal Walton, Bunyan Mikell, Arthur West, Robert Childress, Oliver Gibson, Felix DeLafosse, Lunier Walton and Ance Reed. Honorary—Kerr McClellan, Roy DeLafosse, Brooks Davis, Floyd DeLafosse, Roy Maggard, William Holman, Earl Martin and Harold Melear.

Kathryn, as all of us knew her, grew from childhood to that of a charming woman of nineteen years in Corsicana. She was bright, pretty and very popular.

The pall bearers, active and honorary, are young men who were her comrades in school.

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John D. McCrimmon
1838 - Jul 16, 1924

J. M. McCrimmon Died Early This Afternoon.

J. M. McCrimmon, aged 86 years and six months, died at 3”34 today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geo. A. Hofstetter, and the funeral will take place tomorrow from the home at 10:30 o’clock, with interment in
Oakwood, with Rev. Hion T. Jones officiating.

The deceased was a native of Scotland, but had resided in America since young manhood, living in Michigan till coming here near twenty years ago, which time he made his home with his daughter, who was his only child. The deceased was a man of most exemplary moral character and of fine native intelligence. He was engaged in horticulture for many years, and when the time that old age disabled him he took great interest in horticulture and its kindred pursuits. Those who knew him appreciated him for his gentle and gentlemanly nature, and will remember hi many excellent traits as long as memory remains with them.

Following will be the pall bearers: Tom McElwee, Clyde Stroud, H. Z. Barlow, Max Almond, Dr. T. P. McLendon and Arthur Caldwell.

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John Tallie Guynes
Mar 22, 1864 - Oct 29, 1919

Lenn Guynes went to Tyler this morning to see his brother, Tally Guynes, who is very sick there.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 29, 1917
  • Chatfield Cemetery
  • 1st wife Nettie Olivia (Putman) Guynes married Sep. 8, 1885 2nd wife Ruby (Whitman) Guynes married Aug. 17, 1912; s/o John Rankin Guynes & Adeline Miranda “Mattie” (Spell) Guynes
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Hilliard Churchill Gatlin 
Aug 13, 1839 - Sep 22, 1909

Died at Tupelo.

H. C. Gatlin, aged 70 years, died at Tupelo yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred at Chatfield this evening. Deceased is survived by his widow and five children, a son and two daughters at home, and John Gatlin of Wichita Falls and Martin Gatlin of Tuscon, Arizona.

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Annie M. Griffith
May 27, 1904 - Aug 12, 1917

Death at the Hospital.

Annie Griffith, the 13-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Griffith of Chatfield, died at the P. and S., at 3:30 yesterday following an operation for appendicitis last Thursday and the remains were interred at Chatfield today.

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Mary E. (Butler) McMurry
Dec 26, 1853 - Oct 3, 1915

Died in Tupelo Community.

Mrs. Mary E. McMurry, aged 62 years, died at her home in the Tupelo community Saturday night of paralysis and the remains were interred at Chatfield yesterday afternoon.

The deceased was a widow, and is survived by several grown children.

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Benjamin Franklin Lisman, Capt.
Jan 6, 1828 - May 14, 1915

VENERABLE CITIZEN DIES.

A Resident Here for Many Years and Former County Official.

Capt. B. F. Lisman, a native of Kentucky, but a resident of this county for more than half a century, died at the home of his son-in-law, J. H. Clayton, 1516 West Fifth avenue, this morning at 2:30 at the advanced age of 87 years, 4 months and 8 days. The funeral services will be held at the home tomorrow morning at 9 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Abe Mulkey, after which the body will be taken to Chatfield where interment will take place under, the direction of the Masons, of which fraternity the deceased had been for many years an honored member.

The deceased was at one time the tax assessor of Navarro county, was a Confederate veteran, and a man who was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. J. H. Clayton, five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Floyd Radney
Jun 11, 1912 - Sep 27, 1969

Radney Rites

KERENS  - (Spl) - Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Paschal Funeral Chapel for Floyd Radney, 58, who died Saturday in an Athens hospital.  Burial was in the Dresden cemetery.

Surviving are one son, a grandson, a brother and two sisters.

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Asa Loyd Church
Feb 14, 1898 - Jul 15, 1915

REMAINS BURIED IN OAKWOOD.

Largely Attended Funeral of Popular Boy.

The remains of the late Loyd church, 17-years-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Church were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The funeral took place from the family home on West Ninth avenue and was largely attended.

Rev. W. B. Vining, pastor of the First Baptist church officiated and many beautiful flowers surrounded the bier of the popular boy, appropriate emblems of the bright young life that had been forever snuffed out.

The pall bearers were Active—Elmer Minter, Griffith Guest, Thad Collum, Mayland Hammett, Ben Chiles, Jr., John Garner, Newton Carson and Earl Carson.

Honorary—Ben Chiles, Sr., Edgar Wilson, W. J. Seelig, John Hughes and A. H. Piper.

The heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends are with Mr. and Mrs. Church in the loss of their promising boy, and those who knew him will long cherish his memory and think of him as one of the brightest and best boys.

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James Allen Ashcraft
Aug 21, 1914 - Sep 12, 1915

Obituary.

Sunday morning, September 12, 1915, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Ashcraft and plucked from them their morning flower, Allen James.

He was the only child these parents had and was born Aug. 21, 1914, had always enjoyed the best of health, unusually fat and of the sweetest disposition, had a smile for everybody, was very beautiful, and just beginning to say papa and mama. After about twenty-four hours of suffering from locked bowels, the Lord said “it’s enough,” and called little James home.

We cannot cross the turbid river to bring our loved ones back, but by faith in Jesus Christ we can meet them around the throne of a great and loving God.

There again we will be reunited where death and separation are unknown. Human sympathy cannot console these broken hearts, but God alone can bear you up and impart to you the consolation that some day he will bear you across the chilly waters to that eternal home.

May God bless this bereft mother and father in this great sorrow, is the prayer of one who has had a similar experience.

MRS. GEO. W. HOWELL

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Lost Their Baby Boy.

Jas. Allen, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Ashcraft, of 1547 West Fifth avenue, died yesterday morning and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. L. C. Howell of Emhouse officiated.

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Hugh Ross Kerr
Nov 7, 1868 - Sep 23, 1915

HUGH KERR DEAD.

Funeral Services Will Be Held Tomorrow Morning at 9 o’clock.

Mr. Hugh Kerr died this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. He will be buried tomorrow morning at 9:30 in Oakwood Cemetery. Mr. Kerr leaves a wife and three daughters, viz., Mrs. Ralph Stevens of Dallas, and Misses Maude and Elizabeth Kerr, aged thirteen and nine years, respectively. He had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and up to a few years ago was a prominent business man in the city, was well known and well connected.

In addition to his family he is survived by a brother, Will I. Kerr, and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Caldwell.

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Remains Laid To Rest.

The funeral services of the late Hugh R. Kerr took place this morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland undertaking parlors. Rev. E. A. Walker of the Church of Christ officiated.

The funeral was private, the brothers-in-law and cousins of the deceased acting as pall-bearers.

A number of friends were at the cemetery and many pretty flowers were in evidence.

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INFANT GIRL Sparks
May 31, 1915 - Jun. 1, 1915

Infant Dies.

The two-days’-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Sparks died yesterday and was buried Oakwood Cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock the funeral service being conducted by Hippel & Elkins, undertakers.

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Clifford W. “Cliff” Sparks
Jun 5, 1882 - Oct 18, 1918

PROMINENT YOUNG MAN DEAD

End Came Yesterday after Several Days Illness.

Cliff W. Sparks, aged thirty-six years, died at his home, 1405 West Fifth Avenue, yesterday afternoon after a several days illness from influenza and pneumonia.

The deceased is survived by his wife and a little son and two brothers, Percy Sparks and Huti Sparks of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. Dodson of Hubbard and Mrs. H. B. Allen of California. He was among our most prominent and popular young business men, and was highly esteemed as a business man and a citizen. The funeral took place this afternoon at 4:30 and was largely attended.

Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and the following were the pallbearers: T. C. Orr, Arthur Caldwell, Walter Burgess, Henry Walker, Harvey Walker, J. S. Millerman, J. J. Walton, Joe Simkins, Will Hilliard, N. L. Benson, Percy Williams and George Boyd.

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Robert Earl Holditch
Dec 30, 1930 - Sep 29, 1969

Robert Earl Holditch, 38, a native of Mexia, died Monday in Fort Worth.

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Rev. Leroy Brown will officiate and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a daughter, debra Lynn Holditch of Corsicana and his mother, Mrs. Lula Holditch, also of Corsicana.

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Gordon Joshua Elkins
Nov 5, 1890 - Sept 29, 1969

Funeral services for Gordon J. Elkins, 78, Richland, who died early Monday in a Dallas hospital, were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Lively Brown officiated, assisted by the Rev. Larry Shanks. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by one son, Van G. Elkins of Los Angeles, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. R. H. Gregory Jr. of Houstin and Mrs. R. R. Rawls of Dallas; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Van J. Elkins of Corsicana; and one sister, Mrs. Louis White of Houston.

Pallbearers were John A. Gaines, George Hodge, Robert E. Montfort, Winston Fluker, Eugene Fluker, John H. Montfort, Fred Jones and Albert Galloway.

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Edwin Rass Sheffield
Nov 5, 1888 - Oct 9, 1969

Sheffield Rites

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel for E. R. Sheffield, 80, who died Thursday at his home in Donna Texas.

He is survived by a daughter Mrs. Cathron Nutt of Corsicana, a brother Willard Sheffield of Philadelphia, Pa., five grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

The rites will be conducted by the Rev. James Dammon with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be, Wayne Sitton, Willard Sitton, Tull Hooser, Gene Geraughty, Weldon Sheffield, and Jim Bob Farner.

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Willie Inez (Hooser) Sheffield
Sept 7, 1897 - Oct 23, 1976

Mrs. Sheffield

Services will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Corley's Funeral Home for Mrs. Willie Hooser Sheffield, 79, of Weslaco, who died Saturday in Weslaco.

She was a native of Barry, and a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Catharon Nutt, Corsicana; four grandsons, O.B. Hughes, Hubbard; W.R. Hughes, Pasadena; Johnny Hughes, Mission, and Riley Nutt, Corsicana; one granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Lynn LaFoy of Levelland; one brother, Tull Hooser, Aqua Dulce, one sister, Mrs. Ruby Geraughty of Weslaco; and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Aston, Leland Kattner, Ferma C. Stewart, Riley Nutt, Marque LaFoy, and Paul Baggett.

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Jennie P. (Crawford) Meador
Jul 17, 1863 - Jun 27, 1909

Died Near Corsicana.

Mrs. Jennie Meadow, wife of B. L. Meadow, aged 45 years, died at the family home three miles north of here yesterday, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 28, 1909
  • w/o Vines Lindsey Meador married Apr. 5, 1888 d/o J. P. Crawford and Margaret E. “Mollie” (Stewart) Crawford
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

William “Will” Crawford
abt 1861 - Apr 4, 1911

Died North of Town.

William Crawford, aged 55 years, died two miles north of town of pneumonia last night. The deceased ws a relative of the late V. L. Meador, and previous to the latter’s death made his home with his sister, Mrs. R. A. Fife. After the death of Mr. Meador, Mr. Crawford moved to the Meador home to take care of his place. This is the third death that has taken place in the house within the past month.

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Arthur Dana “Sonny” McKinney, Jr.
Jan 21, 1921 - Mar 2, 1945

Lt. A. D. McKinney Killed In Action Raid Over Formosa

Mrs. Mary McKinney of Corpus Christi Wednesday morning received a telegram from the War Department that her son, First Lt. A. D. (Sonny) McKinney, 24, U. S. Army Air Forces, had been killed in action March 2 over Formosa, in the Pacific Theatre of Operations. Lieut. McKinney was pilot of a fighter plane and had completed 20 missions prior to his last. Mrs. McKinney was visiting in Corsicana.

Lieut. McKinney was born in Kerens, the only child of the late A. D. McKinney, Sr., and Mrs. McKinney. He resided in Corsicana most of his life and graduated from the Corsicana High School with the class of 1938. He later graduated from the Kemper Military Academy, Boonville, Mo., and attended the University of Texas. He was a member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

He entered the service in December, 1943, at San Antonio, enlisting in the Air Corps. He took his primary training at Santa Ana, Calif; basic at Phoenix, Ariz., and his advanced course at LaJunta, Colo. He went to Hawaii in 1944 and from there to New Guinea and the Phillippines.

Lieut. McKinney and Miss Katherine Yandell of Charlotte, N.C., were married March 26, 1944, and his wife still resides in Charlotte. He is survived by his wife and mother, and a number of other relatives, among them being Mr. and Mrs. Loyd G. Kerr of Corsicana in whose home Lieut. McKinney often visited and after his mother removed to Corpus Christi.

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James David Franks
Oct 1864 - Apr 9, 1909

Died This Morning.

James D. Franks, aged 45 years, and for many years a resident of Corsicana, died at the family home on West First Avenue this morning at 2:30 o’clock after ten days illness of pneumonia. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but interment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery tomorrow.

Deceased is survived by his wife and eight children, six daughters and two sons, most of them being still small, and only one grown, Mrs. Oscar Wilson of Stamford. The deceased had many friends here who sympathize with his afflicted family.

LATER—The funeral will be conducted from the residence tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

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Francis Beverly McKie
May 4, 1885 - Aug. 6, 1961

Funeral Rites For F. B. McKie Held Monday

F. B. McKie, life-long resident of Corsicana, died in Memorial hospital early Sunday morning following an extended illness..

Funeral services were held Monday at 3 p.m. from the family home, 1165 Mills Place, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rt. Rev. Sam Byron Hulsey, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

McKie graduated at Texas A. and M. College and was a past president of the Rotary Club. He also served on the Twilight Home Board.

He was the son of the late W. J. and Kate Stietler McKie, pioneer Corsicanans.

Surviving are his wife, Katherine Kirvin McKie; a sister, Miss Blanche McKie, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ben McKie, Sr.; two nephews, W. J. and Ben W. McKie, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Roy Love, Wilbur A. Wright, E. Y. Cunningham, Wm. Clarkson, Jr.; B. L. Sanders, Jr.; Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Truman Bragg, John R. Corley, O. L. Albritton, Jr.; M. L. Dreeben. R. L. Wheelock, Jr., J. E. Butler, Jr.; John C. Tatum, W. F. Worthington, Dallas; Henry C. Coke, Jr., Dallas; Homer Jester, Dallas, Gibson Gray, Shreveport, La., J. N. Garitty and G. C. Hudson.

Corley directed.

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Zettie Price (Hanson) Tucker
Jan 22, 1896 - Sept 29, 1969

Mrs. Tucker Services Set

Funeral services for Mrs. Zettie P. Tucker, 73, of Corsicana who died early Monday, will be held Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Mickey Loftis and the Rev. Leroy Brown will officiate. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

She was a member of the eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

She is survived by two sons, W. H. Tucker Jr. of Houston, and Sen. S. Tucker of Garrett; three daughters, Mrs. Olivette Parker and Mrs. Gene McCulloch, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Sarah Stanley of Grand Prairie; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be I. A. Hurt, Curtis Williams, Roy Ivie, Naz Slone, M. E. Roman and Rufus Pevehouse.

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William Hassler Tucker Sr.
Jan 29, 1867 - Oct 14, 1957

Tuesday Services for W. H. Tucker

Funeral services for W.H. (Bill) Tucker, aged 90 years, retired Corbet farmer, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday following an extended illness, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Lynn Stephens, pastor of the Community Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church.

A native of Georgia, Tucker had resided in Texas 70 years and in Navarro county 57 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, Route 1, Corsicana (Corbet); two sons, W. H. Tucker, Jr., Corsicana and M. S. Tucker, Waxahachie; three daughters, Mrs. Olivet Parker, Mrs. Sarah Stanley and Miss Jean Tucker, all of Corsicana, seven grandchildren, two brothers, Sam and John Tucker, both of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Bennie Robason, Mansfield, and Mrs. Tennie Weaver, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Curtis Williams, Tom Lake, J. E. Slone, Eddie Gathright, Matt Roman and Arthur Weeks.

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Samuel W. Molder
Jun 11, 1863 - Oct 19 1918

DIED IN DALLAS.

Remains of S. W. Molder Will Be Buried Here Tomorrow.

S. W. Molder, for many years a resident here, died in Dallas last night of hardening of the arteries, after an illness of over one month. His body will arrive here tonight, and will be taken to the home of Walter Burgess on North Fifteenth street. The funeral will take place from this home at eleven o’clock in the morning with funeral services conducted at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. I. T. Jones officiating.

Mr. Molder leaves a wife and a daughter, Miss Louise, and many relatives and friends to mourn his loss. He was an uncle of Mrs. Walter Burgess and Mrs. Arthur Caldwell and was well known by many people in this county.

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FORMER CITIZEN HERE BURIED.

Funeral Was Largely Attended Here Today.

The remains of the late S. W. Molder, who died in Dallas Friday night, following an illness of several weeks, were brought here last night and the funeral took place from the home of Walter Burgess on North Fifteenth street at 11 o’clock this morning, and was largely attended. The services were conducted by Rev. Illion T. Jones and the following acted as pallbearers; Active—E. S. McGee, C. L. Matthews, F. P. Woods, P. C. Sparks, W. C. Hilliard, Clifford Tatum, Robert Stell and Aubrey Cheney.

Honorary—N. L. Benson, Liston Tatum, T. A. Gibson, H. H. Bonner, N. S. Stroud, C. R. Terry, W. G. Baker, J. S. Callicutt, J. F. Sloan, E. H. Church, J. j. McClellan and Bige Tinkle, W. B. Ivey, Snippie Williams of Dallas, C. L. Williams and W. M. Wilson.

Besides his wife and daughter, the deceased is survived by a brother, John Molder of Arizona and two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Sewell of McGregor and Mrs. Cornelia Gillis of Lufkin, Ga.

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Hatton Kemper Fleetwood
Oct 28, 1839 - May 7, 1915

DIED AT ARLINGTON.

Father of Mrs. J. A. Thompson Will Be Buried Here.

Mr. H. K. Fleetwood died at 8:30 o’clock this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robertson, at Arlington. The deceased is the father of Mrs. J. A. Thompson of Corsicana and his remains will arrive here tomorrow at 12:05 p.m. via the H. & T. C. and will be taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Thompson from which they will be buried at 3 p.m. Mr. Fleetwood’s body will be laid to rest in Oakwood beside that of his wife who preceded him to the unknown world several months ago.

The following are the pallbearers: B. K. Duncan, John Cunningham, Sam Millerman, Dr. W. M. Harper, Ed McGee and Judge Z. T. Christian.

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Callie (Jeter/Geter) Alexander
Dec 22, 1850 - Jul 15, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER RESIDENT FRIDAY AFTERNOON

MRS. CALLIE ALEXANDER PASSED AWAY NEAR NOON THURSDAY

Mrs. Callie Alexander, age 75, died ath the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louella Bruechner, 408 West Collin street, at 11:30 Thursday morning following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church with Rev. David Shepperson pastor, conducting the services.

She is survived by two children, Mrs. Louella Breuchner, Lee Alexander, of Hillsboro; five grandchildren, Pauline Breuchner, Corsicana; Alex Hughes, Mrs. Harry Emmons, Mrs. Arnett Elliott, all of Dallas, Texas, and Mrs. M. H. Stinson of Tyler. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Mary Elizabeth and Martha Jane Emmons, Arnett Elliott and Gene Stinson. All of her children and grandchildren were with her when the end came except Mrs. Stinson of Tyler.

Mrs. Alexander was born in Ripley, Tenn., and came to Corsicana 55 years ago, where has resided since. She was the daughter of Rev. John Geter, well known Presbyterian minister and evangelist. During her residence in Corsicana she has made a host of friends. She was not only well known here but in San Angelo, where she was an extensive property owner. Her husband has been dead about 25 years.

Active pallbearers will be Boyce Martin, Walter Roberts, Sidney Story, J. A. Gunter, John Hughes, Preston Harrison.

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FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN HELD TODAY

MRS. CALLIE ALEXANDER LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Callie Alexander, aged 75 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Louella Bruechner, Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church with Rev. David Shepperson, pastor, conducting the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Alexander had lived in Corsicana 55 years and was well known and loved as was attested by the many beautiful floral offerings.

Following were the active pallbearers: Boyce Martin, Sidney Story, J. A. Gunter, Preston Harrison, Walter Roberts and John C. Hughes. Honorary were: Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. T. P. McLendon, F. A. Elliott, J. M. Blanding, Roy Canady, Sr., B. R. Estes, L. R. Estes, L. C. Coulson, Aylma McReynolds and all members of the Daily Sun Force.

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INFANT SON Pederson
Jul. 26, 1913 - Jul 26, 1915

DEATH OF LITTLE BOY.

Remains Will Be Interred in Oakwood at 3:30 Tomorrow.

The 2-year-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. S. Pederson died at the family home 1318 West Eleventh avenue today at noon. Interment will take place at 3:30 tomorrow afternoon from the home, with burial in Oakwood and Rev. W. J. King officiating.

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Ross Murphy Tankersley, Jr.
Sep 11, 1914 - May 29, 1915

Infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Tankersley Buried in Oakwood.

From the Cottage Home boarding house on North Eleventh street, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, the funeral of the little boy of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Tankersley, who lost his life Saturday afternoon in their burning home, took place, and many sympathizing friends sent in beautiful floral offerings. Rev. L. C. White of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church officiated, and at the conclusion of the unspeakable sad funeral the little graved was covered with flowers.

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A HORRIBLE HOLOCAUST.

House Burns and Baby Perishes in the Flames

One of those unspeakably sad things incident to human existence occurred here this afternoon between 1:30 and 2 o’clock when the four room cottage house of Mr. and Mrs. Ross Tankersley, located on Sycamore Hill, west of Oakwood Cemetery, burned to the ground and their 8-month-old baby boy perished in the flames.

The father works in town for the Gulf Refining Company and was at his work and the mother was in the back yard plucking a chicken. Suddenly Mrs. Tankersley felt that the atmosphere about her was intensely hot, and turning her face towards the house she saw it was full of smoke. With a mother’s instinct she ran to the door leading into the room where she had left her baby asleep in its crib. The smoke stifled her and she could not go in. She then ran to a window and was in the act of climbing in when Mr. Horace Price, who lost his house nearby only a few days ago, caught her just as the roof of the building fell in. The little one was heard to make one outcry just before the roof fell in, and in a few moments the house was a mass of burning timbers.

Neighbors came in by the score and the mother, crazed with grief was liked after by a physician, who had been summoned to the scene. Soon after the heartbroken young father arrived on horseback and it was with difficulty that strong men could keep him from going among the burning timbers for his child.

No sadder scene could be imagined and these young people will not lack for the profoundest and sincerest sympathy. It was their first born and only child and no human heart can fathom the breadth and depth of their sorrow.

Mr. and Mrs. Tankersley are well known here, both having been reared in Navarro county. The young father is a son of S. J. Tankersley, for years a prominent citizen of Richland, and Mrs. Tankersley is a sister of Richard Pryor, one of the Corsicana mail carriers.

About 3:30 o’clock the charred remains of the little boy, still resting in its iron crib, were recovered from the debris of the burned building.

The fire is said to have caught from an oil stove.

There was no insurance on either the building or household goods and Mr. and Mrs. Tankersley therefore lost their all. Rev. Mr. White and P. Mayer made up a purse for them this afternoon.

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Robert W. Curtis
Died Sep. 1915

Will Be Buried here Tomorrow.

The remains of the late R. W. Curtis, who died in Kansas City several days ago, will arrive here tonight at 10:20 o’clock and the funeral will take place tomorrow morning from St. John’s Episcopal church at 10 o’clock. The pallbearers will be George Carr, Harry Johnson, W. A. Mowlam, R. L. Hamilton, J. L. Weiler, E. M. Polk, W. H. Hastings and E. A. Johnson.

The rector. Rev. Charles F. Scofield will conduct the services.

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Remains Interred This Morning.

The remains of the late Robert Curtis arriver from Kansas City last night and were interred from the Episcopal church this morning at 10 o’clock, burial being in Oakwood. Rev. Chas. F. Scofield officiated and a large number of friends attended the last sad rites and many pretty flowers were placed above the bier.

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Hattye M. (Bryan) Rouse
Feb 23, 1881 - Apr 25, 1971

Rouse

Funeral services Mrs. Hattye B. Rouse, 90, of Corsicana will be at 3:30 p.m. Monday in the Corley Funeral Chapel. Rev. Robert J. Cox will officiate with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Rouse died Saturday in Angleton.

A native of Tallahassee, Fla. Mrs. Rouse was a resident of Corsicana for 82 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas B. Rouse of Houston, R. R. Rouse of Fort Worth and Hugh L. Rouse of Sugarland; one daughter, Mrs. Donald E. Montague of Houston, five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Sheriff Rufus Pevehouse, W. A. Chaffee, Clarence Clawson, Bill Brandford, George Hudson and John Haney.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 26, 1971
  • w/o Seth J. Rouse married Jan. 21, 1905; d/o Roland Reeves Bryan & Dorothy (Michaels) Bryan buried in Providence Cemetery
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Seth J. Rouse
Jan 20, 1878 - Aug 7, 1955

S. J. Rouse, 77, native of Winkler and long-time Corsicana resident, died at his home 519 West First avenue Sunday.

Rouse was employed by the K. Wolens Department store and the Corley Funeral Home for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Bryan and Hugh Rouse, both of Houston, and Rochelle Rouse, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. Alice Montague, Houston; a granddaughter, Mary Jane Rouse, Fort Worth, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Varley, Roy Albritton, John R. Corley, Sanford Bingham, George Hudson, Rufus Pevehouse, Billy Bradford, Hal Bunch and D. E. Summerall.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Aug 8, 1955
  • h/o Hattye M. (Bryan) Rouse married Jan. 21, 1905 s/o Thomas Jefferson “Tom” Rouse and Sue (Manning) Rouse per death certificate
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Henry Conard Egbert, Jr.
Nov 9, 1906 - Mar 9, 1996

Henry Egbert, 89, of Rice, died March 9, 1996, in Corsicana.

Graveside services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mt. Antioch Cemetery, Mt. Calm, with Rev. James Shugart officiating.

Mr. Egbert was born Nov. 9, 1906, in Hubbard and was a lifelong resident. He was a farmer and worked for the city of Hubbard. He was a former member of Prairie Hill Baptist Church and attended Bowman Baptist Church for many years.

He is survived by his sons, Billy Egbert of Kenniwick, Wash. and Charles Egbert of West Haven, Conn.; his daughters, Dorothy White of Fairview, Okla., Babrbara [sic] Koren of Roswell, N.M. and Bobbie Milne of Rice and Janice Fieseler of Hubbard; his sisters, Faye Dowell and Mary Lou Watkins, both of Dallas and Alma Merritt of Hubbard; and his 24 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home.

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Lola Mae "Pat" (Thompson) Allen
Apr 15, 1915 - Mar 10, 1996

Lola Mae (Pat) Allen, 81, died March 10, 1996, in San Antonio.

Services are pending.

She was born and raised in Navarro County, but had lived in San Antonio all of her married life.

She is survived by her husband, Wade Allen of San Antonio; her daughter, Barbara Allen of San Antonio; her sister, Edith Rutherford of Corsicana; her niece, Carolyn Sawyer of Corsicana; her nephew, Howard Dorton of Tyler; and a number of other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Tom and Fannie Thompson and a sister and a brother.

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Sarah Addie Manker
Nov 27, 1905 - Apr 15, 1993

Sara H. Manker, 87, of Hubbard, died April 15, 1993 in Oakview Manor Nursing Home in Hubbard.

Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Saturday in Salem Cemetery in Irene under the direction of Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

She was born Nov. 27, 1905 in Irene and had lived in California, Fort Worth and Dallas before moving to Hubbard in 1990. She was a beautician and had worked as a sales associate for Neiman Marcus in Dallas. She also was a member of the Tyler street Baptist Church in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by one son, Albin Boyd Lowe.

Survivors include two nieces, Pat Reeves of Hubbard and Alllene bruton of Hillsboro; two nephews, Carl Hammock of Irene and Ronnie Hammock of dallas; and several other nieces and nephews.

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Neil Alyan Ivie
Sept 30, 1946 - Apr 29, 2015
 
Neil Alyan Ivie, 68 of Corsicana, passed away Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Waco. He was born Sept. 30, 1946 in Corsicana to Everett and Bernice Ivie.
Mr. Ivie was a member of Calvary Worship Center. He loved the Lord. He was the best welder in Navarro County. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. He also loved to attend his granddaughters, Courtney and Kaylie Hudson's (his girls) school sporting events. A track meet was the last event he was able to attend.
He is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Max Park, numerous aunts and uncles.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Janette Ivie; son Mark Ivie; daughter, Staci O'Brien; step-daughter Vicki Montgomery and husband Adam; step-son, Kelly Hudson and wife Cherie, step-son Stacy Hudson; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Ruth Park, his Aunt Hazel Ivie, and numerous cousins.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Navarro Unit Memorials, 1000 W. Second Ave., Corsicana, Texas 75110 or Lions Club.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Catherine "Cathy" Elizabeth (Martin) Mathis
Mar 15, 1954 - Apr 24, 2015
 
Catherine “Cathy” Elizabeth Mathis, 61, of Corsicana went to heaven as an angel Friday, April 24, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born March 15, 1954 in Thompson, Georgia to Lee and Catherine Price Martin.
Cathy was so very full of love and life and she gave all she had to all who knew her. She was so busy caring for others that she often neglected herself.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter Carrie Catherine Pearson, and brothers Wayne and Douglas Martin.
Cathy is survived by her ex-husband, Fred Pearson, Sr. and wife, Helen; his children; Frederick E. Pearson, II., Jason S. Pearson, Catherine A. Pearson, Elizabeth D. Pearson-Brinlee, Joshua A. Pearson, Leslie B. Pearson, Kevin DeMoss and Elizabeth S. Pearson, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother, Leon Martin and sisters, Mary Martin and Deborah Malone and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Services and a private memorial will be held at a later date.

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Carolyn Jo (Rhodes) Kuhn
Dec 18, 1943 - Apr 21, 2015
 
Carolyn Jo Rhodes Kuhn of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 21, 2015 with her family at her side. She was born Dec. 18, 1943 in Orange, Texas to R.C. and Willie Teague Rhodes.
She was a graduate of West Orange/Stark High School and Lamar University in Beaumont where she received a degree in education.
Carolyn was a dedicated Christian and used her teaching skill to help others. She taught English in both Morenci, Arizona and Crossroads, Texas. Her career as an educator didn’t end there, she spent time teaching English in northern China as part of a missionary group. Carolyn touched the lives of countless people through her gift of teaching and her desire to share her love of God. She could routinely be found at the Care Center of Northside Baptist helping distribute food, clothes, and household items to those in need. She truly spent her life in service to others.
Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Nathan Willet Kuhn and Donald Ellis; children, Christopher Rhodes Kuhn, Susan Catherine Kuhn, and Phillip Rey Kuhn.
She is survived by her son Michael Kuhn and Jane Roberts of Corsicana; grandchildren, Chloe and Emily Kuhn of Corsicana, and Vicky and Jarrett Kuhn of Idaho. Carolyn was a loving mother and grandmother. She will be missed by all.
The family would like to thank everyone at Northside Baptist Church with a special “thank you” to Racine Miller for everything she has done for Carolyn and her family throughout the years. They would also like to express their deep gratitude to Dr. Shafik and the dialysis team who spent countless hours caring for Carolyn during her lengthy illness.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
A memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. Saturday April 25, 2015 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

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Robert H. Edwards
abt 1939 - Apr 17, 2015

Robert H. Edwards, 75, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral service will be 12 noon Saturday, April 25, 2015 at First Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Walton officiating. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kenneth Earl Ellis
July 20, 1935 - Apr 9, 2015

Kenneth Earl Ellis was born in Rice, Texas to Earl and Birtie Mae Ellis on July 20, 1935. He passed away Thursday, April 9, 2015 in San Antonio.
He grew up in the Rice/Corsicana area and graduated from Rice High School. Ken worked in the wholesale meat business his whole career. He started out as a butcher in El Paso, moving on to sales in Austin and San Antonio. He owned his own company in San Antonio prior to his retirement. He had a love of sports and hunting.
Ken was married to Lonnita Williams Ellis of Ennis in 1956 and they had three children. He was remarried in 1967 to Linda Raymond Zacharias of Austin.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother; three sisters, Peggy Louise Ellis, Joyce Ellis Rogers and Linda Rose Ellis Bedenbaugh; one son, Brad Zacharias; two brothers-in-law, Bill Woods and Chuck Bedenbaugh; and father and mother-in-law Bill and Evelyn Raymond of Abilene.
He is survived by his wife Linda of San Antonio; three daughters, Deborah Ellis of Mansfield, Denise Tekell of Ennis, Jamie Seidel and husband Don of San Antonio; one son, Duane Ellis of Ennis; three sisters, Ann Ellis Woods of Ennis, Lois Gail Ellis Brafford and husband Wayne of Red Oak, and Barbara Jo Ellis Floyd and husband Steve of DeSoto. He is also survived by three grandsons, Chris Tekell of Ennis, Zachary and Jacob Seidel of San Antonio; two great-grandsons, Christopher and Bentley Tekell of Ennis; one great-granddaughter, Alexis Vest of Ennis, and numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Cowboy Church of Ennis.

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Jerry William Ratcliff, Jr.
May 28, 1963 - Apr 15, 2015

Jerry William Ratcliff, 51, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Services are pending at this time with Corley Funeral Home.

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Jerry William Ratcliff, Jr., 51, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Navarro Regional Hospital. He was born on May 28, 1963 to Gola Jean Terry and Jerry William Ratcliff, Sr., in Dallas, Texas.

Cremation under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Larry Wayne Hutson
Aug 25, 1943 - Apr 14, 2015
 
After a long four year battle against pancreatic cancer, Larry Wayne Hutson, 71, entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. During such a difficult time he never once complained and never gave up. He was determined to enjoy every day.
Larry was born in Corsicana on August 25, 1943, to Billy Wayne Hutson and Willie Estelle Sutton Hutson. After graduating from Corsicana High School he attended the University of North Texas where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Corsicana where he sang in the choir for many years. He worked for Mobile Pipeline for a short time before returning to Corsicana to work in the family business, Hutson Automotive. He then decided to enter the property rental business and purchased the Town House Apartments. He served his community for over twenty years as an Association Executive for the Texas Apartment Association.
Larry was a loving husband, father, papaw and friend. He is survived by his wife Marsha; daughter Damara Watkins and husband Lance; daughter Kedra Hodges and husband Robert; son Larry Lynn Hutson; son Brett Shirley and wife Lezlie. He will be missed by his grandchildren Grayson, Graham, Eli, Samantha, Jake and Brooke.
At his request no formal service will be held. The family is appreciative of all the prayers, loving thoughts, and sweet memories shared during this time.

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Cedellia (Pike) Simons
Mar 14, 1904 - Mar 9, 1996

Cedelia Simons, 91, of Corsicana died March 9, 1996, in Corsicana.

Services were held today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Dr. Don M. Pike and Rev. Suzy Welch oficiating. Burial will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Simons was born March 14, 1904, in Barry. She was a member of Emhouse Methodist Church.

She is survived by her nephew and his wife, Dr. Don and Joyce Pike of Arlington; one sister-in-law, Opal Pike of Corsicana; two great nieces, Brenda and John Stephens of Waco and Emily Stephens of Waco; two great-nephews, Bejamin [sic] Stephens of Waco, and Keith and Mary Ann Pike of San Antonio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark Simons.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alfred J. Hickson
Sep 10, 1910 - Mar 10, 1996

Alfred J. Hickson, 85, of Port Arthur, died Sunday morning at Park Place Hospital.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home, with Rev. Byron Jarrett officiating. Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

He is a native of Donaldsonville, La. and was a resident of Port ARthur for over 60 years. He retired from sabine towing Co. as head of the insurance department after 30 years. He was a member of the Marks Methodist Church, the Port Arthur Noon Sertoma Club and the Mens Garden Club.

He is survived by his wife, Rita S. Hickson of Port Arthur; his niece, Joyce Shinn of Ft. Worth; and his nephew, Joe HIckson of Tyler.

Arrangements by Grammier-Oberle Funeral Home.

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Sarah Evelyn (Tucker) Stark
Apr 12, 1921 - Mar 9, 1996

Sarah Evelyn Tucker Stark, 74, of Grand Prairie, died March 9, 1996, at her residence after a long illness.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home, with David Kelley officiating. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Stark was born in Corsicana. She had been a Grand Prairie resident since 1949. Mrs. Stark retired in 1986 after 24 years with American Hospital Supplies. She was a member of the California Lane Church in Arlington.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Weldon Boies of Tyler and Jennie and Bobby Richardson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; her five grandchildren, Ronell, Dale, Jeff, Duane and Tim; her three great-grandchildren, Kayla, Hunter and Logan; and her sister, Hallie Page of Canton.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Edward E. Stark in
1990 and her son, Eddie Stark in 1991.

Arrangements by Bean-Massey-Burge Funeral Home.

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Edward Eugene Stark, Jr.
Sep 29, 1916 - Nov 5, 1990

Edward Stark, Jr.
Edward Eugene Stark, Jr., 74, of Grand Prairie, died Nov 6, 1990.
Graveside services are 3 p.m. Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery with Delos Johnson officiating. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
He was born in Ballinger and had resided in Grand Prairie for 40 years. He retired from Tempco Aircraft in 1959 and was a member of the Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Stark of Grand Prairie; one son, Edward Eugene Stark, III of Dallas; two daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Weldon Boies of Whitehouse and Jennie and Bobby Richardson of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; one brother Vernon Stark, of Carrollton; four sisters, Nell Dortch of Dallas, Alice Farmer of Midland, Gladys Atteberry of Carrollton and Jean Elmore of Grand Prairie; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • h/o Sarah Evelyn (Tucker) Stark - s/o Edward Eugene Stark Sr. & Ellen Elya
    (Roberts) Stark
  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Nov 7, 1990

Melva Louise (Harvey) Turner
Oct 20, 1927 - Apr 29, 2015

Melva Louise Harvey Turner, 87, of Dawson, Texas, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, April 29, 2015.

She is survived by her devoted husband Bill G. Turner, her brother Don Harvey, and special nephew Cliff Waters and wife Maurleen. Melva was also survived by many nieces and nephews who loved her dearly.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Clifton Henry “Jack”
and Jesse Louise Harvey, her brother, Barry Harvey, and her sister, Jackie Harvey.

She was born Oct. 20, 1927 in Wortham, where she attended high school.
She went on to study at Westminster College in Tehuacana, Texas, and received her Masters degree from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. Melva was a born educator and began her teaching career at Fair Oaks School in Fair Oaks, Texas, and then later moved to Forest Glade Elementary School in Mexia.

She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church in Dawson where she made a lasting impression on many young minds in her Sunday school class. The lives that Melva touched and shaped through her teaching are far too numerous to count. The many lifelong bonds and friendships she developed, speak of the love that her students had for her, and her for them. Melva was also a member of the Dawson Garden Club and was able to share her love of flowers and gardening with many. Melva loved people and never met a stranger. Her life’s work is a direct reflection of the joy she got from spending time with and helping others. Melva will be dearly missed by her family, friends, and students whom have all been made better by simply knowing her.

Visitation will be 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015 at Wade Funeral Home,
201 NW Third Street, Hubbard, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015 at the First United Methodist Church, 208 N. Main Street, Dawson.

Pallbearers are Cliff Waters, Don Harvey, Joe Harvey, Donny Harvey, Sean Harvey, and Jaime Harvey. Interment will follow at Dawson Cemetery.

“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14: 26-27

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Jewel Gladys (McNair) Glover-White
June 10, 1927 - Apr 17, 2015
 
Jewel White, 87, of Corsicana passed away Friday, April 17, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Jewel was born in Tuskeegee, Alabama on June 10, 1927 to Will and Cora McNair. She received her early education in Alabama and later graduated in 1954 from Powell High School in Elm Flat, Texas. She became a member of the Second Mission Baptist Church in 1966 under the leadership of the late Rev. Paul Curry where she served as a faithful member, a Sunday school teacher and was often referred to as “Mother of the Church” during her time.

In 1948 she married Vean Glover and to this union three children were born. Later in 1961 she married Leroy White, and to this union one child was born. Jewel worked for U S Gypsum for 20 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Will and Cora McNair; her daughter, baby girl Glover; sister, Zola Howell; brother, Will McNair; step-daughter, Imogene Smith; and one granddaughter. Taranesha Betts.

She leaves to cherish her memory: Children, Roslyn Eldridge (Donald), Reginald Glover (Darla), Eric White ( Ilka), step-sons, Reginald White, Tony White, Terry Smith (Katherine), Charlie Glover (Renee), and Oscar Smith; step-daughters, Marva Crawford and Knakita Glover; Grandsons, Myron Glover, Reginald Glover, Calvin Glover, Kevin White and Donnell Richards (Shaniqua); granddaughters, Katrenia Mitchell (Ira), Tara Betts (Tim), Myra Glover, Riva Bryant (Kenneth) and Nikita White; 29 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; goddaughter Scharmal Lewis; plus many others she treated as her own; other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are 1 p.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at the Second Mission Baptist Church located at 909 South Fifth Street with Pastor Larry L. Polk Sr. as Eulogist. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery in Powell.

Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Virginia (St.Clair) Lackey
June 19, 1925 - Apr 22, 2015
 
Mrs. Virginia St. Clair Lackey, 89, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born June 19, 1925 in Sanger, Texas to Lawrence Ward St. Clair and Gladys Kathlyn Cowen St.
Clair.

She married Jim Frank Lackey on Sept. 24, 1948 in Donna, Texas and together they celebrated 50 years of marriage. She was a very devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher and friend. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church, where she taught the Ruth Sunday school class for many years. She taught public school in the Whitney, La Grange, Pearland, Taft, and Corsicana ISD’s. She retired as the homebound teacher in Corsicana after nearly 40 years dedicated to education. She was a member of Alpha Chi, the Delta, Delta, Delta Sorority, and the Retired Teachers Association. She loved being outdoors when she could, and had a great love for cardinals and hummingbirds. She loved to cook, bake and would regularly donate to the Happy Hills Farm and to the paralyzed veteran’s organization.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jim Frank Lackey; and a grandson, Joshua Gardiner.

She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Cox and husband Terry of Ennis; granddaughters, Pamela Macalik of Ennis and Laura Haden and husband Joshua of Blooming Grove; grandson, Micah Cox of Ennis; and great-grandchildren, Kate Haden, Claire Haden, Nathaniel Haden, Matthew Thompson, Jonathan Macalik, and Caleb Cox. She also leaves behind her beloved four-legged companion “Lovey.”

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 26, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015 at the Lakeland Hills Memorial Park in Burnet, Texas.

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Kennith James Beaird
Jan 29, 1952 - May 16, 2015

Kennith James Beaird, 63, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, May 16, 2015. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Kennith Beaird of Mildred passed away in Corsicana at Trisun Care Center on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at the age of 63. He was born January 29, 1952 in Corsicana to Cecil Strickland Beaird and Lois Gertrude Nevill. He worked at the mine in Jewett from 1978-2008. He liked trading cars and fast motorcycles. When he was younger he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by children, Audra Trimble, Jennifer Slovak, Mary Brooke, Tracy Beaird Miller. Grandchildren, Ruth, Trey, Anne, Eddie, Jonathan, Timothy, Tyler, Kyrstyn, Morgan, Jacob. Sister Mary Lois Gragg; Brother Glenn Beaird. Nieces Tammie Varela, Beth Mendez, Angela Crosby.
Numerous cousins and other family members.

Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 pm Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Sam Dilbeck. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.


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James Emerson Whiteselle
Dec 31, 1851 - Dec 31, 1915

 



UNIVERSALLY REGRETTED.

All of Corsicana Hopes for Recovery of Mr. J. E. Whiteselle.

The serious illness of Mr. J. E. Whiteselle is universally regretted and everybody in Corsicana hopes for his recovery. Therefore when the news came from his bedside this morning that he had spent a good night last night and that his condition was better, there was general rejoicing for it followed a day in which hope had practically been abandoned.

Mr. Whiteselle is a very popular man. He is a man of generous heart and genial disposition. People in all walks of life are his friends. He treats all alike, is a friend to everybody and everybody a friend to him. He is public spirited and has been of great value in the upbuilding of Corsicana and Navarro county. He would be missed should he be called from us. The children know him and he has been a good Santa Claus to many of them, who would have looked upon empty stockings had it not been for him. The boys and the young men know him for he knows them always has a cheerful and encouraging word for them. The --------------------needy or poor, --------his encouraging presence has been felt among them. He is a man who does big things and yet does not overlook the smaller—does things that will send a ray of encouragement or drive a spark of hope into the despondent heart. The Sun does not recall an instance in which it has heard more sorrow expressed among more people, in more varied walks of life, than it has heard since the news became current that Mr. J. E. Whiteselle’s life was hanging in the balance. And all stop long enough to speak a word of praise of him and express the hope that he may be spared—and in both the Sun heartily joins.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 28, 1915
  • Mayor of Corsicana
  • h/o Kate E. (Huey) Whiteselle married Dec. 7, 1882; s/o Lewis Whiteselle and Charity Ann (Vollentine/Peters) Whiteselle (brother Jarvis Lee Whiteselle’s death certificate says Charity Peters obit says Charity Ann Vollentine)
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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PRAISES FOR MR. WHITESELLE.

Colored Man Speaks Well of Prominent Citizen.

Mr. Editor Sun:

I believe I can express the sentiment of the colored people of Corsicana relative to the serious illness of Mr. J. E. Whiteselle. No man has done more for the masses of our people in this city than Mr., Whiteselle. We are earnestly praying that he may be restored and that we shall have him many years to bless this city and community. Few people know, and none better than the colored people themselves, the good that this great man has done for the poor of the town; for every hard working man and woman who has gone to him; every colored church that had to be builded or repaired, with money or no money, Mr. Whiteselle has made a way for it to be done, and on occasions he has let them have the cash money to have their work done.

The general public is not informed, I am sure, of the amount of help that has come directly from this big hearted man to the struggling workman in this city. We trust and pray with all our hearts that God may spare to this city a man who has been a real public benefactor.

The truth is, Mr. Whiteselle has made it possible for the colored people in Corsicana to have good homes, for he saw to it that those who went to him got what they asked for and many times more than they asked for. And then they saw to it that they desired to pay for their homes. Few cities in Texas, the size of Corsicana, can boast of as many good homes among the colored people, and when I tell you it is because of the liberality and benevolence of Mr. Whiteselle, I only state the true facts in the case.

Our prayer is that God should save to us Mr. Whiteselle and make it possible for his example to bless the nations many years to come.

G. W. JACKSON.

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VERY POPULAR CITIZEN DIES

J. E. Whiteselle Funeral to Be Conducted from Methodist Church

Mr. J. E. Whiteselle, one of Corsicana’s prominent, popular and wealthy citizens, died at his handsome home here last night at 7:30 o’clock. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Jarvis Whiteselle. He will be buried tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist church, Rev. J. W. Fort, the pastor, will conduct the services.

Following are the pallbearers: Active—Hon. R. E. Prince, Major C. H. Mills, J. E. Butler, J. D. Cunningham, T. J. Worthington, G. J. Heflin.

Honorary—Capt. Jas Garitty, Capt. C. H. Allyn, S. A. Pace, W. C. Oldham, W. M. Wilson, Ben Fortson, Claude Witherspoon, Hon. Richard Mays, E. H. Church, C. L. Jesteer, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Isaac Levy, Gus Hoover, Max D. Almond all of Corsicana; H. L. Scales of Kaufman, T. J. Wood of Oklahoma City; G. A. Trumbull, Paul Kelly, W. C. Conner, F. P. Holland, Dr. R. S. Yancy, J. F. Strickland, Jas. P. Griffin, L. L. Jester all of Dallas.

Mr. Whiteselle was born in Obion county, Tennessee, sixty-four years ago and death came on his birthday. He came to Texas when eighteen years of age stopping at Neches with his aunt, who was Mrs. P. W. Ezell, whose husband was in the lumber mill and mercantile business. Mr. Whiteselle went into Mr. Ezell’s employment and his coming to Corsicana was the result of his business ability and the fact that he wrote an excellent hand. Mr. F. W. Caruthers was in the lumber business here and was a patron of Mr. Ezell. Mr. Whiteselle billed out all the lumber and Mr. Caruthers wrote to know the name of the man who wrote so well and who did his work so neatly. Mr. Whiteselle answered with the result that he was offered a position by Mr. Caruthers which accepted and which brought him here in 1875. He was a young and active and energetic man with good business ability. A little later he purchased Mr. Caruthers’ business and then began a business career that was eminently successful and soon placed Mr. Whiteselle prominently in the best business circles, not only of Corsicana but the State, a position that he occupied at the time of his death last night. On December 7th, 1882, Mr. Whiteselle and Miss Kate Huey, daughter of the late Capt. Huey who was one of Corsicana’s foremost citizens at that time. No children came to bless their union, but it was a happy union and both he and his wife enjoyed a large circle of friends, their handsome home, 400 West Seventh Avenue, being always open to their friends.

While Mr. Whiteselle was eminently successful in business that success was founded upon broad and generous principles. The town as a whole profited by it too, for he has been a prominent and strong factor in its upbuilding. By reason of his generosity and broad spirit, many of our good citizens of today were enabled to build homes who perhaps would not have otherwise been able to do so. No honest man regardless of how meager might have been his income ever went to J. E. Whiteselle in vain, nor did he ever know where charity was needed that it was not bestowed by his sympathetic and generous hand. The world will never know the sorrow and distress that was wiped away by this man, nor will it ever know the great good he has done for those things received no publicity from his lips. They were kept bound in his warm and sympathetic heart.

His popularity was universal—to know him was to be drawn to him. In and out of Texas his death is being mourned and in Corsicana there is deep and poignant sorrow. He was honored with the office of mayor by the citizens of his adopted city, a position that he filled with both honor and credit. He was also a member of the fire department in his youth and his name still graces the list of the department’s membership. Out of respect to him the fire department bell failed to toll out the old and ring in the New Year last night—a custom that has been practiced for years.

Mr. Whiteselle was always progressive and enterprising and never took other than a lively and substantial interest in the growth and up-building of the city. There isn’t an enterprise that doesn’t bear the mark of his valuable aid. He was one of Mr. Strickland’s first and best aids in promoting the interurban and holds heavy stock in it. He is one of the vice-presidents of the First National Bank, one of the particularly strong financial institutions of this section of the State and he is the head of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company, a strong and flourishing enterprise. He is also interested in the city among them being the Central Texas Grocery Co., the Royall Coffee Co., the Cotton Mills, etc., etc.

The people in all walks of life were his friends. He had favored scores of them and knew and was a friend to all. He wore a smile and had a genial word for everybody regardless of rank or station. No more fitting demonstration of this could be given them when Rev. Mr. Fort was asked by some of the leading colored people of the city if they might not show the man who had done them many favors the homage of attending his funeral. The reporter was present when the matter was presented by Mr. Fort to Mrs. Whiteselle and Mr. Jarvis Whiteselle. Both were visibly affected and with tears streaming down their cheeks and voices choking with emotion, responded that they had no disposition to object, in fact they thought the privilege of the gallery of the church should be extended to them. This will be done and Rev. Mr. Fort has put Principal G. W. Jackson of the colored school in charge of that part of the arrangement.

Telegrams are constantly coming expressing sympathy. Among those received up to an early hour this morning are the following:

J. P. Mann and family, Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Connor, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Westmoreland, Rockport; Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Trumbull, Dallas; Zaidie Riggs and M. B. Adams, San Angelo; Mr. and Mrs. Jno. W. Philp, Dallas; M. V., L. A. and W. P. McConnell, Ft. Worth; R. S. Yancey, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Holland, Dallas; Mr. Coynes and Jamie, Marion, Va.

It is especially appropriate that he should be buried from the First Methodist church. For a number of years he was an active member of that congregation where, as in every instance in which he took part, he worked with zeal and to good effect, and was especially active and effectual in Sunday School work. It is therefore meet that the great heart that has been stilled for all time should spend its last moments at the altar where it was no doubt strangely warmed many times and which doubtless strengthened and encouraged him in the good work that he did so well and by virtue of which he has built and unfading monument in the hearts of the people among whom he lived.

Mr. Whiteselle was not what is called a lodge man, Corsicana Lodge No. 172, B. P. O. Elks being the only order in which he held a membership. Therefore after the services at the church and when the remains arrive at the cemetery they will be taken charge of and laid in their final resting place by this order.

Mr. Whiteselle’s last illness was brief. On Monday, the 20th instant, he and his wife spent the day in Dallas. They returned when Mr. Whiteselle began coughing violently. Pneumonia developed and this with the further affliction of hardening of the arteries of two years’ standing, was more than even his strong frame and wonderful power could overcome. During practically all of the ten days of his sickness he was delirious.

Mrs. Hughes and Mrs. Lane, of Dallas, sisters of Mrs. Whiteselle, are with their sister in her great sorrow. It is expected that quite a large number of friends will attend the funeral from Dallas and other points.

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Noitice Elks.

All officers of B. P. O. E. 172 are requested to meet in the lodge rooms Sunday morning promptly at 10:30 to rehearse for funeral services of brother J. E. Whiteselle which will be held at the cemetery.

Notice Elks.

All Elks are requested to meet at the Elks’ Club tomorrow evening at the Elks Club tomorrow evening at 2:30 where you will form in a body and march to the funeral of brother J. E. Whiteselle.

The Elks will have charge of the funeral at the cemetery and a large delegation should pay tribute to our brother and friend.

R. E. PRINCE, E. R.
R. B. JOHNSTON, SEC.

BEDLAM PREVAILED.

Noisy Welcome Given the New Year On its Arrival.

It was a noisy welcome that the denizens of Corsicana gave the new year on its arrival last night. Promptly at 12 o’clock bells began ringing, whistles to screech and fire works to explode. This was kept up for several minutes—long enough to be sure that no one in the city limits had not been reminded of the birth of a New Year. Then there came a calm and in a short while Corsicana again in the arms of the drowsy god.

One familiar sound was missing. This was the steady pounding of the loud-voiced old fire bell that has rung out many old and rung in as many new years in its day. It was kept silence out of respect to the memory of that popular fellow citizen, Mr. J. E. Whiteselle, who had passed away earlier in the evening. Mr. Whiteselle’s name still holds a place on the list of members of the Corsicana Fire Department and out of respect to him Chief Freedman ordered that the ponderous old bell be muffled.

SERVICES AT CEMETERY

Elks Lodge To Conduct Services At Cemetery.

As has been announced in another column of this paper, the Elks lodge will take charge of the funeral services of Mr. J. E. Whiteselle at the grave. For this occasion the regular Elks burial services will be read by the officers of the lodge, with Rev. V. W. Wallace acting as chaplain and Major C. H. Mills delivering the eulogy. A quartette composed of Mr. Loyd Kerr, voice permitting, R. Douglass Johnson, Mrs. V. W. Wallace and Mrs. J. W. Weems will render the music for this service.

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J. E. WHITESELLE LAID AT REST

Great Crowd Pays Respect to a Man Who Was Friend to Man

The mortal remains of Mr. J. E. Whiteselle now rest in Oakwood cemetery where they were laid yesterday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of friends. In fact the funeral procession that followed his remains to their final resting place was one of the largest ever seen in Corsicana. It was a magnificent tribute to a worth citizen.

The funeral services were held at the First Methodist church at 3 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. J. W. Fort, the pastor. This large edifice was filled to overflowing. Although the folding doors shutting out the Sunday School room from the main auditorium were thrown open, thus adding its large seating capacity, standing room was taken before the services began while many remained on the outside for the reason that it was impossible to gain entrance.

The altar of the church was magnificently adorned with flowers—a loving and delicate tribute of friends to the deceased.

Every word of the pastor was heard and every song by the great choir and the male quartette composed of Messrs. Metcalf, Humphries, Haslam and Burdine, touched hearts that were in true sympathy with the solemn occasion.

When Pastor Fort had closed his talk and scriptural reading and at the close of a feeling prayer that breathed sympathy and hope for these who were so sorely bereft, he introduced Major C. H. Mills who had been chosen to deliver the oration. It was appropriate, said the pastor, that one who knew him so well and so long and had been so intimately associated with him as had Major Mills should have been chosen for this duty. It was in this way that the further ceremonies were placed in the hands of the Corsicana Lodge of Elks, who had turned out in a body and for whom seats had been reserved in the church.

Major Mills with difficulty restrained his emotions, and as he told in simple words and without ostentation the virtues of his friend who was the friend of all mankind and a friend to Corsicana there were many tears in the audience and the tears in numerous instances coursed down the cheeks of sturdy men. No finer tribute was ever paid man by a gathering and no speaker ever recounted the virtues of his friend more gently, more truly, more sincerely or more simply yet more eloquently than did Major Mills. He made no effort to play upon the sympathies of his hearers, for his heart, like those that sat before him, was too deep in sorrow for that to be either appropriate or necessary. He confined himself to facts—this everyday deeds of a man who had lived and done good among us, and is doing so pictured the great loss that had been sustained so vividly that tears and sobs could not be restrained.

Major Mills’ splendid tribute follows:

This duty which confronts me at this hour is complex in its nature. It gives me pleasure and it gives me pain. It is a labor of love, and a source of great embarrassment. It gives me pleasure because it is always pleasant to sing the praises of a friend; it gives me pain because regardless of the language which I may use it falls upon the dull, cold, ear of death.

It is a labor of love because throughout the long years of intimate association there was forged between us a bond of affection which even the ruthless hand of death is powerless to sever. It is a source of embarrassment because my tongue may stammer in the utterance of my sentiments; because my heart may falter and lack courage for the task, and because at times the emotion which agitates me may even render it difficult for me to speak coherently.

Still! I know that your hearts are in accord with mine, that you will be indulgent to my faults, and that you will not view me with a critic’s eye.

I have known Mr. Whiteselle for more than a third of a century, and he, perhaps, has known me longer than that, for the memory of a man is apt to be better than that of a child. At least I was but a little lad when first I knew him, and even then he had a smile and a genial greeting for me which I have never forgotten.

To me then, he was one of the “young men” of Corsicana, and he remained that to me until the hour of his death. And though he passed away on his sixty-fourth birthday he was still one of the “young men” to me, for I had never learned to regard him in any other light. Indeed, he was always young in all his feelings, and that is the reason, I suppose, why I always so regarded him.

Our association for the past twenty years has been of the most intimate personal nature, and the affectionate regard which I entertained for him has grown constantly stronger with the passing years. What I shall say of him today will be prompted by the love which I bore him.

The four cornerstones which form the foundation of that great order to which he belonged, and which will conduct its ceremonial later in the afternoon are Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love, and Fidelity. It is my deliberate judgment that nowhere among all the members of that great order, throughout the length and breadth of all our broad land, was there a man who more fully exemplified in his person, the four cardinal points upon which the order is founded.

“Now abideth faith, hope and charity.” This man and charity walked hand in hand together all the years of his life with which I was acquainted. It was his constant thought and became one of the guiding stars of his life. It was one of his greatest pleasures to cause happiness wherever he could, and to relieve distress wherever he found it. The Bible tells us that “charity vaunteth not,” and I never heard Mr. Whiteselle speak a single time in his life of a charitable action of his own. What I knew of it came from personal observation, or was learned from others. And since the beginning of his illness many cases of his thoughtfulness and goodness have come to light that were hitherto unknown.

When it comes to brotherly love, the great principle in his beloved order, I feel that he might have been another Abou Ben Adhem and that his name would have been worthy to lead the list of those who love their fellow men.

A sense of justice was likewise one of his predominating characteristics, and I do not believe that he was capable of being unjust to any one.

In the years that have passed he and I have had our differences, as men will. Always good natured. Sometimes a difference of opinion about some matter of business, perhaps; sometimes a difference as to some political questions, or as to the qualifications of some candidate for office. When it was a matter in which he had no firmly fixed conviction, or no especial personal interest, he would put his hand upon my shoulder and smile, and say, “all right, I’ll do what you say about it.” But if it were otherwise, and particularly if it were a case where some friend was involved, he would shake his head and say, always with a smile, “I never go back on a friend.” And what he said was the literal truth. And therefore his fidelity was a marked trait of his character as the others which go to make up the four cardinal principles which we have enunciated.

He was a man of a wonderfully tender heart, and no appeal was ever met with a refusal. While he never thought, little, mean , selfish thoughts, no act was too small for him to perform if thereby he could make somebody happy or bring a smile to somebody’s face.

I have been with him in the street and seen a news boy run up to him and ask that he buy a paper, and he would hand the boy a coin and take the paper and then turn to me when the boy had left and say with a smile, “I already had one.” His whole beat and inclination was to be generous and kind, and it was made manifest in a thousand different ways.

He not only loved his fellowmen, but he had another trait which was an unerring indication of the beauty of his character. I never saw him really angry in my life, but perhaps , the nearest I ever came to it, was once when some miscreant had seriously injured one of his cherished horses.

I remember once approaching him on the street, and greeting him in the familiar way which marked our intercourse, and he did not reply. I looked up in surprise, and saw two great tears fill his eyes and roll down his cheeks. And when I saw his distress and his tears, I asked what was the matter, and he replied, “Judge is dead.” Do you know who Judge was? It was his hunting dog that he and I had followed over many miles of prairie in the days when we used to hunt together. The dog worshipped him, and his devotion was returned by a gentle and loving master, and the dog’s untimely death distressed him greatly. His grief was genuine and his tears were those of a manly man, and he was not ashamed of them, while I respected the sincerity of his feelings.

If we turn from the personal to the material side, I want to ask where he ever failed to serve Corsicana or to promote her interest when it was in his power to do so? If you look around you in our little city, you will see his name connected with almost every industry of importance. Wherever it was a question of the betterment or the upbuilding of the town, his shoulder was to the wheel, and his money was forthcoming in generous amounts to aid the good cause.

And just here I want to say that he was one of a great Triumvirate He was the youngest of the three and the first to go, but he did more than his duty while he sojourned among us. The other two have lived their allotted span of three score years and ten, and they still abide with us in a hale and hearty old age, respected and beloved by all our people. But their steps are towards the sunset, and when they too have “joined the innumerable caravan which moves to that mysterious realm where each shall take his chamber in the silent halls of death,” they will leave a void which can never be filled. Corsicana cannot expect to have three others who will take the places of her beloved sons, J. E. Whiteselle, James Garitty and Chas. H. Allyn.

Our loss is a great one, but we must remember that there are others whose loss is greater than our own, for he was bound to them by ties nearer and dearer than ours, and their grief must not be forgotten.

It is easy to theorize about the troubles of others. It is easy to wipe away our neighbor’s tears. It is easy to sympathize with them and to share their sorrows, until one day the angel of death lifts the latchstring to our own domicile and takes away the object of our affections. Then we are stricken dumb! When we suffer an experience that sears the soul as with a white-hot iron, or the soul as with a white-hot iron or stamps it for eternity with the mint mark of sorrow, language is impotent, and poems and philosophy fall.

The slow processes of time alone bring healing, though even the passage of the years cannot efface the scar nor cure its secret bleeding. As well say to the rain cloud, “send no rain,” or to the night wind, “make no Moan,” as counsel eyes which grief has touched with the dark chrism of woe to cease their weeping; or hearts where despair has found its lodgment to hush the longing of their pitiful unrest.

The duty which is laid upon us therefore, is twofold. It is to keep with us as ever fragrant memory the life and the good deeds of him who has left us, and with our love and affection, with our thoughtfulness and consideration, with the gentle offices of friendship, do all that in our power lies to lighten the grievous burden which they are called upon to bear.

To us a man among men has fallen, but in his lowly estate as he lies here before us, he is just one of the children of the universal Father. Indeed, he is become again as a little child.

“and they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them; and his disciples rebuked those that brought them.

“But when Jesus saw it He was much displeased, and said unto them; “suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God !

“Verily, I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.”

And so the Father is calling unto him now as unto a little child, and if our hearts are attuned, and our ears attentive, and if we listen closely we may, perchance, hear the words of

The Divine Lullaby.

I hear Thy voice, dear Lord;
I hear it by the stormy sea
When winter nights are black and wild,
And when, affright, I call to Thee;
It calms my fears and whispers me,
“Sleep well my child,” it murmurs low;
“The guardian angels come and go—O child, sleep well.”

I hear Thy voice, dear Lord,
Ay, though the singing winds be stilled;
Though hushed the tumult of the deep
My fainting heart with anguish chilled
By Thy assuring tone is thrilled—
“Fear not, and sleep.”

Speak on—speak on, dear Lord !
And when the last dread night is near,
With doubts and fears and terrors wild;
Oh, let my soul expiring hear,
Only these words of heavenly cheer,
“Sleep well, my child.”

And now that the last tender offices have been discharged, we shall take him thence to the pleasant hillside which his foresight gave to Corsicana. It was provided by his thoughtfulness while he was our chief executive. We love to call its God’s acre.

There are some very fine monuments over there on the hill, but to me his monument seems greater, because it is founded upon the qualities which endure, and stands supported by the friendship and affections of a multitude of people.

There the winds shall sing his requiem in the trees; his winding sheet shall be this wondering profusion of flowers, mute messengers of love, telling to him, and to all the world in silence, in beauty, and in fragrance, the story of a people’s love. There he shall lie in tranquility, there he shall rest in serenity and peace overlooking the village which he loved and which loved him in return.

And as we lover him gently, tenderly, lovingly into the bosom of mother earth, we will look our last upon him this side the mystic veil of death, and say:

“Sleep on, sleep well, sleep in peace, God will not forget you !”

At the close of this splendid word picture and portrayal of the life of as splendid a citizen as any community could lay claim to, the corpse was taken from its bed of flowers and slowly the long line of sorrowing friends followed it to the cemetery. It was noticeable that all along the line of march there were men and women and young men and young women gathered in groups who looked on in mute silence and upon all their faces was written a sorrow that they could not express. At the cemetery it was found that a large crowd had preceded the funeral procession, and by the numbers that made up the gathering it was plain to be seen that from Corsicana costly palaces to the humblest cottage Mr. Whiteselle’s death was mourned.

Gathering around the casket the pretty, solemn, and impressive burial services of the Elks was said, appropriate songs were sung, and after the body had been lowered into the vault and covered with as handsome and as elaborate collection of flowers as was ever seen in Corsicana, Rev. Dr. Wallace, pastor of the First Christian church, who by request filled the station of chaplain for the Elks, pronounced a beautiful and heart-reaching prayer that closed the solemn and sorrowful scene upon which the great throng has gazed with hearts that were burdened with pain and yet beat in sympathy for the devoted wife and fond brother whose sorrow will not end this side of the meeting in the Great Beyond.

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Kate (Huey) Whiteselle
Mar 14, 1862 - Mar 12, 1943


FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED SATURDAY FOR MRS. WHITESELLE

PIONEER RESIDENT AND CIVIC LEADER DIED HERE FRIDAY MORNING

Mrs. Kate Huey Whiteselle, pioneer resident, benefactor and civic leader, died at her home here Friday morning at 2 o’clock.

Funeral services are planned from St. John’s Episcopal Church, of which she was a member, Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex B. Hanson, rector of the church.

Pallbearers will be Max D. Almond, J. N. Garitty, H. D. Johnson, Sidney K. Brietz, E. M. Polk, Sr., W. E. Slaughter, B. L. Sanders and Tate Lindsey.

Mrs. Whiteselle was the widow of the late James E. Whiteselle, and daughter of the late Joseph Huey and Mary Ann Peters Huey, all pioneer citizens of Navarro county. She had resided in Corsicana for more than a half century, and was active in financial, civic and other circles until a short time before her death, being vice president of the First National Bank here, and of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company.

Civic Leader.
Interested in public and civic matters, Mrs. Whiteselle recently donated the Kate Whiteselle auditorium at the Kinsloe House, provided for the furniture of the YMCA lobby, seats for the auditorium of Corsicana Senior High School, and an air-cooling unit for the maternity ward of the P. and S. Hospital.

Mrs. Whiteselle established the Whiteselle Scholarship for deserving boys and girls in a memorial to her husband by which many deserving Corsicana boys and girls were enabled to secure university educations.

Mrs. Whiteselle was a member of the DAR, The Colonial Dames of America and the Nineteenth Century Club. She was a graduate of Rockford Women’s College, Rockford, Ill.

Surviving are three nephews, J. Huey Hughes and Alvin H. Lane, both of Dallas, and David A. Hughes, Santa Fe, N. M.; two nieces, Mrs. F. B. Ingram and Mrs. W. J. Morris, both of Dallas, and nine great-nephews and nieces.

Pioneer Family.
The late Joseph Huey, father of Mrs., Whiteselle, was a member of the firm of Garitty, Huey, and Baxter, operators of a private bank that became the First National Bank in 1886, with Capt. James Garitty, president, Mr. Huey, vice president, and E. H. Church, cashier.

Mr. and Mrs. Whiteselle were married in 1882.

A painting of Mrs. Whiteselle will be placed in the Kate Whiteselle auditorium at Kinsloe House. The presentation was recently made.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.



BENEFACTOR PASSES - Mrs. J. E. Whiteselle, above, civic leader and benefactor, and resident here many years, passed away at her home early Friday. Interested public and civic matters, Mrs. Whiteselle had provided funds for many worthy projects in recent years - (Photo by Tessie Dickeson Studio)

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RITES SATURDAY FOR MRS. WHITESELLE AT ST. JOHN’S CHURCH

PIONEER CIVIC AND BUSINESS LEADER PASSED AWAY EARLY FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Huey Whiteselle, pioneer civic and business leader of Corsicana, who died at her home Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex B. Hanson, rector of the church.

Native Texan, Mrs. Whiteselle was the widow of the late James E. Whiteselle, founder of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company, and the daughter of Joseph Huey, one of the private bankers who organized the First Nation Bank here in 1886, Mrs. Whiteselle was vice president of the First National Bank and vice president of the Whiteselle Brick and Lumber Company at the time of her death. She owned extensive other properties.

Following the death of her husband many years ago, Mrs. Whiteselle established the Whiteselle Scholarship whereby deserving Corsicana boys and girls were enabled to secure educations at the University of Texas. She provided the Kate Whiteselle auditorium at Kinsloe House and was responsible for numerous other civic improvements.

Surviving are three nephews, J. Huey Hughes and Alvin H. Lane both of Dallas, and David A. Hughes, Santa Fe, N. M.; two nieces, Mrs. F. B. Ingram and Mrs. W. J. Morris, both of Dallas, and nine great-nephews and nieces.

Pallbearers were Max D. Almond, J. N. Garitty, H. D. Johnson, Sidney K. Brietz, E. M. Polk, Sr., W. E. Slaughter, B. L. Sanders and Tate Lindsey.

The First National Bank closed at noon Saturday.

Sutherland-McCammon directed.

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TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF CORSICANA, TEXAS

We the undersigned, heretofore appointed for that purpose, present and move the adoption of the following:

RESOLUTION ON THE DEATH OF MRS. KATE HUEY WHITESELLE

After a long and eventful life, Mrs. Kate Huey Whiteselle departed this life at her home in Corsicana, Texas, on March 12, 1943. She was a long time citizen of Corsicana, Texas; her father, the late Joseph Huey, in connection with Capt. James Garitty, now deceased, organized a private bank in this city in the year 1869, which bank was nationalized in the year 1886 under the name of the First National Bank of Corsicana, Texas, Mr. J. E. Whiteselle, her deceased husband, was Vice-President and Director of this Bank, and after his death, Mrs. Whiteselle, on January 8, 1918, was elected a director, and on January 10, 1922, was elected Vice President of this institution, both of which offices she continuously held from her election until her death.

Mrs. Whiteselle was active in social and civic affairs of the City of Corsicana, and many benefactions give substantial evidence of her interest in the public welfare. She was particularly interested in the stability and public service of the First National Bank of Corsicana, and her well seasoned advice and suggestions always received a sympathetic hearing at meetings of the Board of Directors.

THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED; That in the passing away of Mrs. Whiteselle this institution has lost an able advisor and counselor and an efficient and worthy officer. That the citizenship of the City of Corsicana has lost a sympathetic friend, and that her family has lost a most devoted member.

RESOLVED further that these Resolutions be spread upon the Minutes of this Bank; that a copy thereof be sent to the family, and a copy furnished to the daily press for publication.

Respectfully submitted,
MRS. H. G. JOHNSTON,
R. L. WHEELOCK,
W. C. STROUBE,
Committee.

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Emma Catherine (Harrison) Whitten
Jul 23, 1833 - Nov 30, 1913

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. M. E. Whitten, aged seventy-five years, and who had been a resident of Navarro county for thirty years, died at the home of R. L. Fleming in the Eureka community Sunday and the remains were interred yesterday afternoon in the Hopewell cemetery.

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Martha Ann “Mattie” (Bressie) Harvard
Dec. 1, 1859 - Jun. 13, 1915

In Memoriam.

The following lines are written in memory of Mrs. Mattie Harvard, who departed this life June 13, 1915. Mrs. Harvard was the wife of B. W. Harvard, with whom she had lived near thirty-five years in peace and matrimonial happiness. Her death cast a sad gloom over almost every household in Navarro, in which community she lived over forty years.

Mrs. Harvard possessed the attributes of character which attracted all her by her neighborly life and unaganimous hospitality. Her house was the preacher’s resting place, and as soon as he crossed the threshold he was made welcome.

Mrs. Harvard was possessed of features of character peculiar to herself, of few words without quit or faults, pretensions, sympathizing with the sick without respect of person, and the discharge of her duties. She made no excuses but went straight to her obligations without words. As a church member, she was faithful and devoted as a wife. She fully recognized all her obligations and discharged them to the extent of her ability.

She leaves to mourn her death, husband, eight children, four boys and four girls, and a bright sweet girl who crossed over into the glorious beyond several years ago just as she was entering into young womanhood. The esteem with which she was held was abundantly shown by the many emblems of respect which were in evidence at her funeral. The splendid decorations which covered the casket at the grave and the grave of her daughter who preceded her. The large concourse of people that followed her body to its last resting place declared louder than words the high place she held in the hearts of the whole community and the flowing tears gave a silent testimony to the sorrow that prevailed in so many hearts over the sad separation.

Mrs. Harvard was born in Mayfields, Ky., December 14, 1859. Her sickness was just a few day’s and everything that could be was done for her recovery, but God had said , It is enough, come up higher into the joys of thy Lord. Peace to her remains and comfort to her bereaved husband and children.
W. F. H., Sr.

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Benjamin Wade Harvard
Sep 2, 1849 - Oct 22, 1921

RICE NEWS.

(The Rice Rustler)
Died Saturday Night.

B. W. Harvard, 76 years of age and for many years a highly esteemed citizen of Navarro County died at his home near Navarro Saturday night and the remains were interred at Hopewell yesterday afternoon and the last sad rites were largely attended. The deceased is survived by eight grandchildren.-----------Corsicana Sun.

Mr. Harvard was the father of W. F. Harvard who was formerly superintendent of the Rice public school. His many friends here sympathize with him in the loss of his father.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 2, 1921
  • h/o Martha Ann “Mattie” (Bressie) Harvard married Dec. 25, 1878 s/o Jack J. Harvard and assumed Lena Jane (unk) Harvard
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Florence Elliott Harvard
Nov 2, 1879 - Dec 8, 1958

Miss Harvard Services Held

Funeral services for Miss Florence Harvard, who died at her home here Monday, were held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two brothers, J. M. (Scott) Harvard, Navarro, and Hayden Harvard, Denver, Colo.; three sisters, Misses Ann and Zoe Harvard, both of Dallas, and Mrs. B. I. Cook, Odessa, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Nancy Jane “Nan” Harvard
Feb 7, 1877 - Apr 20, 1974

Nan Harvard

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Nan Harvard, 87, who died at noon Saturday at Baylor Hospital in Dallas.

Rev. Randle Odom, pastor of Munger Place Baptist Church, will officiate and burial will be at Hopewell cemetery.

Miss Harvard was a native of Navarro and lived in Dallas for forty years. She is a retired employe of the Buckspan Fur Co. in Dallas. She was also an employe of the K. Wolens store in Corsicana for a number of years before moving to Dallas.

Survivors include two brothers, Scott Harvard of Navarro and Hayden Harvard of Dallas; two sisters, Miss Zoe Harvard of Dallas and Mrs. Lila Cook of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will serve as pallbearers.

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Hayden Harvard
Nov 2, 1902 - Apr 12, 1976

Hayden Harvard

Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Hayden Harvard, 73, who died Monday in Dallas. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate. Burial will be in the Hopewell cemetery with nephews serving as pallbearers.

A resident of Dallas for a number of years, he was born Nov. 2, 1902 at Navarro. He was a civil service department employe, member of the Baptist church and a veteran of World War II.

Surviving are a brother, Scott Harvard of Navarro; two sisters, Miss Zoe Harvard of Dallas and Mrs. Barney Cook of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Minerva "Dannie" (Cranford) Childress
Jul 13, 1827 - Feb 23, 1926

PIONEER RESIDENT
OF CORSICANA DIED
TUESDAY MORNING

MINERVA CHILDRESS
PASSES AWAY AT AGE 98
YEARS, 9 MONTHS

Minerva Childress, aged 98 and 9 months, died at the home of her son, Tom Childress,
219 West Sixth avenue, at 10:20 o'clock Tuesday morning and the funeral services will be held
from the First Christian Church Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock, with the pastor, the Rev. Paul J. Merrill, officiating.
Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.H. Bryant, J.W. Edens, N.F. Garrett, R.M. Whitten, E.W.
Cunningham, and J.R. Webb.

Mrs. Childress was the mother of nine children, five of whom survive, as follows: Tom Childress of Corsicana; J.W.
Childress of Fort Worth; W.E. Childress of Orange; Mrs. Lizzie Stilwell of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ruth McNamara of Waco.
She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She was widowed in
1871 and never remarried.

Mrs. Childress had been a resident of Corsicana for sixt years, coming here from Alabama, where she was born. She was a
member of the First Christian church of this city, having joined the church of that faith when only twelve years of age,
and having a faithful Christian life during all the intervening years. She was a devoted and loving mother faithful in all
things that were given into her hands. She suffered all the hardships and privations that were gone through with by
the early settlers of this section of the great State of Texas.


Mrs. Childress was known and loved by all the older citizens of Corsicana and surrounding territory, and to many of the
younger generation was known as "Grandma" and she was a favorite with the young people, whom she loved and for whom she
always had time and words of cheer and sympathy.

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED TUESDAY MORNING

MRS. MINERVA CHILDRESS PASSES AWAY AT AGE 98 YEARS, 9 MONTHS

Mrs. Minerva Childress, aged 98 years and 9 months, died at the home of her son, Tom Childress, 219 West Sixth avenue, at 10:20 o’clock Tuesday morning and the funeral services will be held from the First Christian church Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock, with the pastor, the Rev. Paul J. Merrill, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be J. H. Bryant, J. W. Edens, N. F. Garrett, R. M. Whitten, E. W. Cunningham and J. R. Webb.

Mrs. Childress was the mother of nine children, five of whom survive, as follows: Tom Childress of Corsicana; J. W. Childress of Fort Worth; W. E. Childress of Orange; Mrs. Lizzie Stilwell of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Ruth McNamara of Waco. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was widowed in 1871 and never remarried.

Mrs. Childress had been a resident of Corsicana for sixty years, coming here from Alabama, where she was born. She was a member of the First Christian church of this city, having joined the church of that faith when only twelve years of age, and living a faithful Christian life during all the intervening years. She was a devoted and loving mother and faithful in all things that were given into her hands. She suffered all the hardships and privations that were gone through with by the early settlers of this section of the great State of Texas.

Mrs. Childress was known and loved by all the older citizens of Corsicana and surrounding territory, and to many of the younger generation was known as “Grandma” and she was a favorite with the young people whom she loved and for whom she always had time and words of cheer and sympathy.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR MRS. CHILDRESS

PIONEER CITIZEN OF CORSICANA LAID REST IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Minerva Childress, aged 98 years and nine months, who died at the residence of her son Tom Childress, 219 West Sixth avenue Tuesday morning, were held Wednesday morning at the First Christian church with interment in the Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church.

The pallbearers were J. H. Bryant, J. W. Edens, N. F. Garrett, R. M. Whitten, E. W. Cunningham and J. R. Webb.

Mrs. Childress was the mother of nine children, five of whom survive as follows: Tom Childress, Corsicana; J. W. Childress, Fort Worth; W. E. Childress, Orange; Mrs. Lizzie Stilwell, Fort Worth; Mrs. Ruth McNamara, Waco. She is survived also by 25 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for sixty years, coming here from Alabama where she was born.

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Out-of-town friends and relatives attending the funeral of Grandma Childress on Wednesday, were Mr. E. P. McNamara of Waco, Miss Mary Riley of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Childress and Mrs. Lizzie Stillwell and daughter of Fort Worth.

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Elizabeth "Betty" Jane Young
abt 1927 - May 19, 2015

Elizabeth Jane Young, 87, passed away peacefully in Corsicana, Texas on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. She had been a long-time resident of Heritage Oaks Retirement Village and Nursing Home in Corsicana, after having moved to Texas from Indiana years earlier to be near her twin brother, the late Rev. Robert E. Young, who served various Central Texas communities during his long career as a United Methodist minister in the area.

He preceded his beloved twin sister in death by five months, and the two twins were preceded in death by six beloved siblings and their parents Elbert and Rebecca Young.

She is survived by sister-in-law Mary-Jane Young of Holly Lake Ranch, Texas; various nieces and nephews, Robert Young, Jr. and wife Paula of Texas; Monika Moulin and husband Kirk of California; Becky Elder and husband Jay of Texas; Mary Jane Godlove and husband James of Virginia; Bruce Benbrook and wife Sheryl of Oklahoma; Susan Hemmings and husband Peter of Florida; Jim Young of Georgia; and numerous great-nieces and great-nephews.

Services honoring “Betty” Young will take place May 27, 2015 at 10 a.m. in Rushville, Indiana.

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Verlie "Bobbie" (Miley) Greer
Jan 4, 1933 - May 19, 2015

Mrs. Verlie (Bobbie) Greer, 82, of Corsicana, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.
She was born on Jan. 4, 1933 in Emhouse, to Clarence Lafayette and Mary Clemie Miley.
She was a co-owner of Deb’s Doll House for 35 years. She was a member of Northside Baptist Church, where she worked in the preschool department for 30 plus years.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Earl Greer; parents, Clarence and Mary Miley; and sisters, Kathryn Virginia Conn, Hilda Marie Hardin and Dorothy Rose Russell.
Survivors include her son, Timothy Scott Greer of California; daughter, Barbara Kettering of Texas; sister, Mary Juanita Conn of Corsicana; brother, Charles Robert Miley and wife Geri of Longview; brother-in-law, Glen Greer of Red Oak; nieces, Rhonda Taylor and husband Tom of Corsicana and children Elizabeth Roman and Thomas Taylor, Debbie Russell Widener and her son Shane Widener, and Pamela Conn of Dallas; nephews, Mike Russell and wife Judy of Canyon Lake and Billy Conn and wife Carolyn of Red Oak; and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2015, at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Wayne Nelson and Mr. Jeff Mize officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Mike J. Russell, Thomas D. Taylor, Thomas C. Taylor, Billy J. Conn, Harold Lily and Brett Massey.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Music Ministry Program at Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Leonardo "Lee" G. Garcia
Nov 21, 1950 - May 19, 2015

Leonardo (Lee) G. Garcia passed from this earth at the age of 64 on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, in Dallas at Baylor Medical Center.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1950 in Sinton, Texas, to Pedro and Estella Garcia. He spent his childhood in Sinton and moved to Corsicana in 1972.  Lee retired from Chattanooga Glass Company and was currently employed with Pactiv at the time of his passing. He married Vickie Lynn Cardwell in 1995.

Survivors include his wife, Vickie Garcia; sons, Michael and Annette Garcia, Steven and Lisa Grandlund, Sean Hughes and Krystal McDuffy, and Chris and Maria Garcia; 17 grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings, Pedro (Pete) G. and Josephine Garcia, Alma Fira, Freddie and Debbie Rose Garcia, and Adam and Deborah Garcia; and 11 nieces and nephews. Also his animal companions, Kawla and Gizzy.

Visitation with Lee's family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Joseph Brown officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery with Nicholas Sloan, Randall Havall, Johnathan Hughes, Christian Garcia, Christopher Garcia and Samuel Garcia serving as pallbearers.

He was an inspiring role model to his family and those who knew him best. He will always be remembered and greatly missed.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Richard Hobart Hilliard
Jan 10, 1919 - May 16, 2015
 
Richard Hobart Hilliard, 96, passed away on May 16, 2015, at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana.
Born in Lingleville, Texas, on Jan. 10, 1919, to parents Bun and Bess Hilliard, Hobart was the eleventh of 11 children. He grew up in Desdemona during the oil boom days of the 1920s, and played football for Desdemona High School. He attended First Baptist Church, and received Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior at a summer revival meeting when he was nine. After graduating high school, he attended two years at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas, before being called up to World War II. He signed up with Douglas Aircraft just two days prior to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and was stationed in Abadan, Iran, as a part of the Lend-Lease project. There he assembled the A-20 Havoc fighter planes that were used to defeat Hitler’s offensive on the Russian front. He was later stationed in Belfast, Ireland with Lockheed Martin where he helped the Eighth and Ninth Air Force Division turn back Hitler in Germany with the P-51 Mustang fighters. He sailed back to the United States on the Queen Mary in 1944, whereupon he immediately joined the Army Air Force and began his training on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress. He completed his advanced training in 1945 and was getting ready to ship out as a B-29 gunner when news came that President Truman had ended the war.
Towards the end of the war, Hobart met the love of his life, Billye Jean Hilliard, and married her on July 5, 1945. He completed college at the University of Texas and graduated with honors in 1948 with a Master of Science in Pharmacy. In 1949, he moved his family to Kerens to be closer to his parents and his sister, Lillian. He purchased the local drug store, renaming it Hilliard Drug, and opened for business on Feb. 22, 1949. He ran the store for almost 40 years until his retirement in August of 1988. Hobart and Jean lived in Kerens for 61 years before moving to Parkview Community for Independent Seniors in August 2010 to be closer to family. They lived there for three years before transferring to Trisun Care Center in Corsicana, where they spent their final years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean, and his son, Dennis.
Survivors include his children, Larry, Kathy and Ricky; his grandchildren, Scott, Brandon, Matthew, Heather, Joshua, Daniel, Matthew and David; and seven great-grandchildren, Craig, Samuel, Caitlyn, Maddox, Abigail, Stevie, and Elijah.
Visitation hours will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.
Funeral service will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 24, 2015, at Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens with Pastor Dan Layne, Pastor Larry Burden, and Pastor Brandon Burden officiating. Interment will follow in Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Scott Hilliard, Matthew Burden, Joshua Hilliard, Matthew Hilliard, David Hilliard, David Paschal, Coby Gaines and Marco Leardini.
A Flag line ceremony will be conducted by the Patriot Guard Riders.
Flowers are welcome and may be sent to Paschal Funeral Home at 120 SW 3rd Street, Kerens, TX 75144. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veterans Memorial project in Kerens.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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Taurus Paul Kitchen
Dec 24, 1971 - Apr 21, 2015

Taurus Paul Kitchen, 43, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, April 21,
2015 at Dallas Methodist Hospital.

Mr. Kitchen was born Dec. 24, 1971, in Corsicana. He was a son, a husband, a father and a brother who enjoyed cooking, driving his vehicles and fashionably dressing. He was a member of the Class of 1990 at Corsicana High School, attended Tyler Junior College, was a licensed Phlebotomist and in his words, a “Stay at home dad.”

Survivors include his mother, Virginia Oston Kitchen; his father, James Kitchen and wife of 24 years Catrice; children, Tauren and Kieran Kitchen; brother, Korin Kitchen; and sister, Natasha; grandmothers, Mayola Oston and Janie Perry; aunts, Lucille Cole, Joyce Watts and Ethel Mae Alexander; uncles, Sam Oston (Ira Jean) and George Kitchen (Frances); great aunts, Cora L. Thomas, Postell Holman, Linda Brown and Margaret Butler; and great uncles, Charles Johnson, Morris Johnson and Jessie Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his “Daddy,” grandfather S.A. Oston; grandfather, Bennie Kitchen; grandfather, George Perry; uncle, Billy Kitchen; special aunt, Pearlie M. Nickerson; and father-in-law, Lester Ray McDonald Sr.

Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at Scott Funeral Home.

Services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at First Baptist Church in Corsicana with the Rev. Alfred Cox officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Brian Meakins, James Nelson, Dr. Carl Terell and Cameron Smith. Honorary pallbearers will be Teron Brown, Carlos Wilson, Bernard Walker, Tarance Lewis and Dante Austin.

Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bessie L. Alexander
abt 1960 - Apr 14, 2015

Bessie L. Alexander, 55, of Corsicana, passed away Tuesday, April 14,
2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Eastside Church of Christ with Bro. Alton Albert officiating and Bro. W. W. Wilmore, eulogist. Burial followed at Woodland Cemetery in Corsicana. Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Willie Ervie Jock
Nov 27, 1926 - Apr 20, 2015

Willie E. Jock, 88 of Log Cabin, passed away Monday, April 20, 2015 at his residence. He was born Nov. 27, 1926 to Albert and Minnie Jock.

Mr. Jock served as deacon at Mankin Assembly of God. He was also a member of the Masons. He enjoyed spending time with his family.

He is preceded in death by his wife Nina Ruth Jock, Clyde Jock, Hubert Jock, Vester Jock, Jack Hemby.

He is survived by his little companion “Tinker,” his little Yorkie; brother, Bobby Jock and wife Vicki of Log Cabin; sister, Irene Hunsacker; three daughters, Brenda Watkins and husband Jewerl of Log Cabin, Diane Jock and friend Paul of Grandbury, Kathy Sherrod of Florida. He is also survived by grandchildren, Chad Flores, Heather Watkins, Mark Sherrod, Jana Berry, Blake Berry; four great-grandchildren; three sisters-in-law, Lola Dee Jock, Christene Jock and Margaret Jock, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 23, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bobby Jock and Rev. Tucker officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Chad Flores, Mark Sherrod, Bobby Lee Jock, David Jock, Bill Jock, Wayne Jock.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 23, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Nina Ruth (Robinson) Jock; s/o Robert Ervie Jock & Minnie Chloe
    (Jenkins) Jock - stepfather, Albert Whiteside

Betty Loudine (Brashear) Montgomery
Oct 10, 1926 - Apr 18, 2015
 
Loudine Montgomery, 88, of Eureka passed away Saturday, April 18, 2015, at her home. She was born October 10, 1926 in Mildred to the late Clarence and Alice Brashear. She was a long time resident of Eureka.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Scott Lee Brashear, Sam Brashear and Bud Brashear and sister Ruth McCoy.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years W.M. Montgomery of Eureka, daughters Ann Connor and husband Gary Connor of Palestine, Donna Settle and husband Dr. Happy Settle of Austin, twin sister Vaudine Johnson of Rowlett, sister Nell Hagler of Pasadena, grandchildren Amy Myhand and husband Shayne Myhand of Dripping Springs, Whitney Andrus and fiance'
Jason Napoli of Waxahachie, and Matt Connor and wife Emily of Eureka, five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 2pm Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with the Rev. Carol Turner officiating.

Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery

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