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Lee Roy Robinson, Jr.
Sep 8, 1928 - Mar 16, 2015

Lee Roy Robinson, 86, of Corsicana, went to his heavenly home to join his wife Sue on her birthday, March 16, 2015 surrounded by his family. He was born Sept. 8, 1928 in Corsicana to Lee Roy and Mary Helen Robinson Sr. He began working early as a young man to help support his family, earning the nickname “Speedy” as he drove routes for Barq’s Bottling Company, Deluxe Bread, and Holsum Bread. He also served his country as an airplane mechanic in the Army during World War II.
Lee Roy married the love of his life, Sue Cockrell, on July 9, 1949. They started their family in Dallas where Lee Roy worked for Washington National Insurance Company, eventually transferring back to Corsicana. Following his retirement from the insurance company, he worked with a dear friend at Mac’s Car Lot and then at Master Vend for many years. He was a long-time member at First Baptist Church, Corsicana and loved hunting, playing 42, spending time with his family, and drinking coffee in the morning with his buddies at Brookshires.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Robinson, his parents, and his brother, James Robinson.
He is survived by his daughters, Patti Ludwig and husband Bill of Ennis, and Karen Cook and husband Lance of Corsicana; grandsons Andy Ludwig and wife Heather of Waxahachie, Landon Cook of Fort Worth, Logan Cook of Corsicana, and Lawton Cook of Corsicana; sisters Glenna Stoecker of Pasadena and Sue Simmons and husband Garth of Ennis; numerous nieces, nephews, and a big host of friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 20, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015 at First Baptist Church with the Rev. Cory Brand officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Andy Ludwig, Landon Cook, Logan Cook, Lawton Cook, Gary Brown, and Bill Pumphrey.
Memorial contributions may be made to either First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to the American Diabetes Association at www.donation.diabetes.org.

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Helen Marie (Statham) Montfort
Jan 9, 1928 - Mar 19, 2015

Helen Marie Montfort, 87, passed away Thursday, March 19, 2015 in Huntsville, Texas. A private graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery. A celebration service of Helen’s life will be scheduled at a later date. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alexander Campbell Christian
Jan 12, 1848 - Sep 8, 1911

Died Very Suddenly.

A. C. Christian, who had been a citizen of Corsicana for nearly twenty years, and who was esteemed as a most excellent citizen, dropped dead in the store of J. T. Beale, where he was clerking, about 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, of heart disease.

The deceased was 67 years of age and is survived by his wife and seven grown children. He was a brother-in-law of S. M. Ransom and John S. Callicutt, and was well known over the county having been a candidate for treasurer two years ago.

Funeral services took place at 5 o’clock this afternoon from the family home, 1213 West Fifth avenue, Rev. E. W. Tarrant officiating. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery and a large procession followed the remains to the grave.

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Julia James (Jack) Christian
Mar 3, 1856 - Jan 13, 1945


MRS. JULIA CHRISTIAN DIED HERE SATURDAY; RITES ON MONDAY

Mrs. Julia Christian, 89, died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Polk on North Twenty-third street. Funeral services are planned for sometime Monday.

Surviving are a son, Warren Christian, Sulphur Springs; three daughters, Mrs. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; Mrs. H. L. Flagg, Malakoff; Mrs. J. A. Hines, Lafayette, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, Corsicana and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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RITES HELD MONDAY MRS. JULIA CHRISTIAN WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Christian, 89, who died Saturday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. C. Polk, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church. Rev. Andrew Byers, pastor, conducted the rites and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Warren Christian, Sulphur Springs; three daughters, Mrs. L. C. Polk, Corsicana; Mrs. H. L. Flagg, Malakoff; Mrs. J. A. Hines, Lafayette, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. J. S. Callicutt, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Will Thompson, A. F. Mitchell, John C. Hughes, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Billy Murchison, F. C. Paul and Robert Cooksey. Honorary pallbearers were officials of the First Presbyterian church.

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Hester Martin
Dec 26, 1885 - Aug 27, 1911

Died Last Night.

Mrs. Hester Martin, aged 26 years, nine months and one day, died at the family home on West Summitt avenue yesterday and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this morning at 10:30 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by her husband and four small children.

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Walter Harmon Horger
Jan 9, 1882 - Sep 1, 1911

Died Yesterday.

Walter H. Horger, aged 29 years and 7 months, died at the home of his brother, Frank Horger, in the Zion’s Rest community, yesterday afternoon after a long illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by his wife, his parents, Rev. S. D. Horger and wife of Montgomery, Texas, and several brothers and sisters.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Sep 2, 1911
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Annie L. (Fulks) Horger married Dec. 20, 1906; s/o Rev. Simeon David Horger & Arthusa (Hardin) Horger buried in Oakwood cemetery, Austin, Tx.

Dorothy Elizabeth Leighton
Jan 28, 1904 - Nov 24, 1913

Died.

Dorothy, the 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Leighton, died at the family home, 1415 West Collin street, last night at 11 o’clock, and the body was laid to rest this afternoon in Oakwood cemetery. The parents have many friends who sympathize with them in their great sorrow.

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Charles Eli Leighton
Aug 6, 1870 - Apr 11, 1931

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR C. E. LEIGHTON

Funeral services for Charles E. Leighton, 60, who died at his home, 1415 West Collin street, Saturday evening at 6 o’clock, were held from the First Christian church Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor, and Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Leighton was a native of Virginia, but had resided in Corsicana for the past 40 years. He had been an invalid for 19 years and prior to that time, was an employe of the Beaton Water Works company as a pumper. His spine was injured 19 years ago. Mr. Leighton suffered a stroke of paralysis Monday of last week.

Surviving are his wife, one son, C. K. Leighton, and one daughter, Mrs. Mary Brown, all of Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Annie Leighton, Little Rock and Mrs. J. D. Harmon, Dallas and one brother, Warren Leighton, Dallas.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Dona (Sutherland) Leighton
Dec 21, 1874 - Dec 1, 1955

Mrs. Leighton Dies Thursday

Mrs. Dona Sutherland Leighton, 80, life-long Corsicana resident and active in the First Christian Church circles, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Brown, Jr., 1720 Sycamore, Thursday morning following a five weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian Church Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor.

Mrs. Leighton, the widow of the late Charles Leighton of Corsicana, was active in the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

Surviving are her daughter and son, Charles K. Leighton, College Station and one grandson, Clifford Brown, 111, Corsicana.

McCammon will direct.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Leighton

Funeral services for Mrs. Dona Sutherland Leighton, 80, widow of the late C. E. Leighton, life-long Corsicana resident, were held from the First Christian church at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Leighton died Thursday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Brown, Jr., 1720 Sycamore, after a several weeks illness.

Mrs. Leighton was an active member of the First Christian church for many years and was a leader in the Christian Women’s Fellowship.

Surviving are her daughter and a son, Charles K. Leighton, College Station, and a grandson, Clifford Brown, 111, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were J. W. Edens, Jr.; Dr. A. B. Horn, C. M. Gillespie, Robert L. Cason, D. P. Nicholson and R. L. Arnold, Jr.

MNcCammon directed.

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Jane (Moore) McClure
Jan 12, 1829 - Dec 18, 1913

Died Last Night.

Mrs. Jane McClure, aged 87 years, and for 37 years a resident of Corsicana, died at the home of her son, M. J. McClure, 658 West Fifth avenue, last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3:30, the funeral taking place from the resident. Rev. H. R. Ford officiated and J. D. Ambrose, F. A. Elliott, Henry Iversen, Paul Allen, L. E. McCormick and Nath Garrett acted as pallbearers.

The deceased is survived by the following children: R. M. McClure, Jas. T. McClure, M. J. McClure and Miss Georgia McClure of Corsicana and Mrs. G. W. Holland of Dallas, Mrs. T. W. Griffin of Port Arthur and Mrs. W. A. Dunavant of Chicago, all of whom were with their mother when the end came.

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W. C. Kessinger
Dec 13, 1870 - Nov 7, 1913

Died Last Night.

W. C. Kessinger, aged forty-three years, died at the home of A. L. Kessinger, corner South Fifth street and East Sixteenth avenue, last night at 8 o’clock, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Charles Oberschmidt conducted the funeral rites and a large number of friends followed the remains to the grave.

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Charles Thomas “Charlie” Kessinger, Jr.
Sep 1896 - Sep 29, 1974

Charles Kessinger

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Charles Kessinger, former resident, who died Monday in Santa Monica, Calif. Services are tentatively planned here for Wednesday afternoon.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Margaret Ralston Kessinger of Santa Monica; one son, Billy Kessinger of Mississippi; three grandchildren; a sister Miss Martha Jo Kessinger of Corsicana; two brothers, Gene Kessinger of Corsicana and John Kessinger of Odessa: and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 1, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Ann (Ralston) Kessinger married Jan. 24, 1920; s/o William Traylor “Charlie” Kessinger & Mattie Centennial “Bragg” Kessinger
     

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Charles Kessinger

Funeral services were to be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Charles Kessinger, former Corsicana resident, who died Monday in Santa Monica, Calif.

Rev. Eugene Wood was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a son, three grandchildren, a sister, three brothers including Stanley Kessinger of Houston, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were to be members of the Masonic Lodge No. 174.

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Patrick Kennedy
Mar 1846 - Dec 9, 1913

Buried Here Today.

The remains of Patrick Kennedy, aged 75 years, who died in Fort Worth Tuesday, were brought here last night and interred in Oakwood cemetery this morning beside those of his wife who died many years ago while the couple were residents of Corsicana. The remains were accompanied here by P. J. Connally of Fort Worth.

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David Persons Talley
Sep 30, 1871 - Jun 19, 1930

Graveside servies for D.P. Talley, 58, were held officiated by W.C. Moffitt of Stamford, Texas.

Mr. Talley was a bookkeeper in Stamford and died from heart trouble.
Funeral was charged to Mrs. Annie T. Hood of Wichita Falls.

Kinney Funeral Home Records

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DAVID P. TALLEY, FORMER CORSICANA MAN, PASSES AWAY

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH BURIAL HERE

David P. Talley, aged 58, died at Stamford, Texas, Thursday and the body was brought to Corsicana where burial will be made Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services will be held from the residence of Mrs. R. E. Prince, 420 West Seventh avenue, and will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mr. Talley was born and reared in Corsicana having left about 30 years ago. He was in the cotton oil business. He was a first lieutenant in the Garrity Rifles.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Kate P. Talley, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Prince, Corsicana; Mrs. W. P. Hood, Wichita Falls; one brother, Harold Talley, Corsicana.

Active pallbearers will be Rufus Elliott, George Jester, Lee Jester, J. W. McGill, Col. P. C. Townsend, S. M. Kerr, W. M. Elliott, Col. C. A. Davis and J. N. Garitty.

Honorary pallbearers will be the former members of the Garitty Rifles.

The funeral services will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 20, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • The Garitty Rifles was a military organization wihich was similar to a present-day company of the national guard.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DAVID TALLEY FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for David P. Talley, aged 58 years, native of Corsicana, but resident of West Texas for many years, prominent cotton oil man of Stamford, who died at Stamford Thursday, were held from the residence of his sister, Mrs. R. E. Prince, 420 West Seventh avenue, Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. He was formerly a first lieutenant in the Garitty Rifles.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Kate P. Talley, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. R. E. Prince, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. P. Hood, Wichita Falls; one brother, Harold Talley, Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were Rufus Talley, George Jester, Lee Jester, J. W. McGill, Col. P. C. Townsend, S. M. Kerr, W. M. Elliott, Col. C. A. Davis and J. N. Garitty.

Honorary pallbearers were former members of the Garitty Rifles.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Harry E. Allison
Jan 25, 1887 - Nov 1, 1965

Harry Allison Dies Monday

Harry E. Allison, 78, formerly of Corsicana, died in Hobbs, N. M. Monday. He had resided in that area for 20 years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Bellview Baptist church in Hobbs, with Rev. J. C. Quarles officiating. Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here sometime Friday.

Surviving are his wife of Hobbs, N. M.; three daughters, Mrs. Chris Myer, Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Pauline Hyland, Hugh, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Velma Mikel, Houston; two sons, Eugene Allison, Galveston, and Troy Allison, Houston; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Hugo, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley is directing local arrangements.

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Harry Allison Rites Friday

Graveside rites for Harry E. Allison, 78, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Hobbs, N. M., Monday, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 11 a.m.

Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist Church, will conduct the rites here.

Services were held Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. from the Bellview Baptist church in Hobbs with Rev. J. C. Quarles conducting the rites.

Surviving are his wife o Hobbs, N. M.; three daughters, Mrs. Chris Myer, Hobbs; Mrs. Pauline Hyland, Hugo, Okla., and Mrs. Velma Mikel, Houston and sons, Eugene Allison, Galveston and Troy Allison, Houston; a sister, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Hugo, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a nephew Fred M. Allison, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Fred Miller Allison, Sr.
Sep 8, 1881 - Dec 24, 1957

F. M. Allison, Sr., Dies Tuesday; Rites Thursday

Fred M. Allison, Sr., 75, life-long Navarro county resident, died at his home on Columbia Circle, early Tuesday morning following an extensive illness.

Funeral services will be held from St. John’s Episcopal Church Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of the church of which he was a long-time member.

Born September 8, 1882 in the Tupelo community, Allison went into the oil business at the age of 14 and became a drilling contractor in 1903, after being one of the pioneers who aided in the developing of the rotary oil rig. In addition to his early oil drilling activities, Allison operated a garage and automobile agency on North Beaton Street for many years.

From 1938 until the time of his death, he was an independent oil producer in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico, operating under the name of Fred M. Allison Production Company and the A. and M. Oil Compsny.

For the last 25 years, he was active in the ranch and cattle business and his ranch northwest of Corsicana on the Emhouse road, owned by his son for the past several years, has been a showplace for fine livestock for years.

Allison was an active member of all Masonic Bodies and was a Shriner.

Surviving are his son, Fred M. Allison, Jr.; two grandsons, Fred M. Allison 111, and Bill Allison, all of Corsicana; a brother, Harry E. Allison, Hobbs, N. M., and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Hugo, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be Earl Presley, Art Martin, Tommy McClure, James W. McCammon, J. F. Harris, J. R. Harris, Dr. William T. Shell and Dr. F. C. Pannill.

McCammon directs.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 24, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bessie Morris “Dollie” (Redden) Allison married Apr. 26, 1911; s/o Oscar Eugene Allison & Martha Hannah (Kessinger) Allison

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Fred M. Allison Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Fred M. Allison, Sr., 75, were held from St. John’s Episcopal church, of which he was a member, Thursday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector.

Allison, a life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his home, Columbia circle, Tuesday morning following an extended illness. Born at Tupelo, he resided in Corsicana most of his life.

Entering the oil business at the age of 14 years, he became an oil driller in 1903 and continued in this business along with auto dealerships and other ventures, until 1938 when he became an independent oil producer with holdings in Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico. He was one of the drillers who perfected the rotary oil well rigs, and also perfected and developed other oil well machinery.

Allison operated as the firms of Fred M. Allison Production Company and A. and M. Oil Company.

For the past 25 years, he was active in the ranch and cattle business and his ranch northwest of Corsicana on the Emhouse road was a showplace for fine livestock.

He was a member of all Masonic Bodies and was a Shriner.

Surviving are his son, Fred M. Allison, Jr.; two grandsons, Fred M. Allison, 111 and Bill Allison, all of Corsicans; a brother, Harry E. Allison, Hobbs, N. M.; and a sister, Mrs. W. C. Henry, Hugo, Okla.

Pallbearers were Earl Presley, W. Art Martin, Tommy McClure, James W. McCammon, J. F. Harris, J. R. Harris, Dr. William T. Shell and Dr. F. C. Pannill.

McCammon directed.

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Bessie Morris “Dollie” (Redden) Allison
Apr 18, 1885 - Nov 13, 1951

Mrs. Fred Allison Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred M. Allison, Sr. native of Corsicana who died Tuesday afternoon at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic will be held from St. John’s Episcopal church at 10 a.m. Thursday.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of the church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Allison was active in church and civic circles until her health failed more than three years ago.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Fred M. Allison, Jr.; two grandsons, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

The body was taken to the family home Wednesday morning to remain until the funeral hour.

Pallbearers will be Jack McKinney, James West, Dr. Wm. Shell, Jr.; Earl Presley, J. D. Redden, N. Suttle Roberts, Leslie White and W. Art Martin.

McCammon will direct.

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Rites Thursday For Mrs. Allison

Funeral services for Mrs. Fred M. Allison, Sr., who died Tuesday at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, were held at 10 a.m. Thursday from St. John’s Episcopal church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector of the church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Allison was a life-long resident of Corsicana

Surviving are her husband, a son, Fred M. Allison, Jr., two grandsons all of Corsicana and other relatives.

She was active in church and civic affairs until her health failed several years ago.

Pallbearers were Jack McKinney, James West, Dr. Wm. Shell, Jr., Earl Presley, J. D. Redden, N. Suttle Roberts. Leslie White and W. Art Martin.

McCammon directed.

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Reuben “Rube” Freedman
Mar 14, 1859 - Jun 9, 1917

SEE: Corsicana Firemans Monument at the Navarro County Courthouse

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PAID TRIBUTE TO THEIR FRIEND

Funeral of Chief Rube Freedman Was Largely Attended

The remains of Chief Rube Freedman, who died Saturday afternoon at 2:10 o’clock were laid at rest yesterday evening in the Hebrew cemetery at 5 o’clock.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mrs. S. S. Freedman, South Twelfth street, where he had made his home for so many years.

Beneath a tent on the lawn the casket was placed and around it was arranged the floral offerings. They bore strong testimonial of the high esteem in which he was held for they were handsome, costly and profuse. In quantity and elegance they proclaimed the friendship of the living for their dead friend.

The gathering was large and represented men and women of the various walks of life, and all had come to show respect to the man who had been a friend to man. The gathering was made up of Jew and Gentile, young and old, the wealthy and the man who depends on his daily toil for the support of himself and family. It was a large gathering, too, that was not made up entirely of home folk. Friendship for Rube Freedman extends far beyond the confines of his adopted home. Hon. W. H. Atwell came from Dallas as did others, to pay his respects and to drop a tear upon the bier of his dead friend. Chief Magee of the Dallas fire department and his assistant, Mr. T. A. Myers, were here as were Mr. J. Ed Schmidt and Mr. A. C. Hopper and wife, Mr. Will Gransky and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Blumrosen, the latter a sister. Mr. Marks and others came from Groesbeck. Chief J. A. Hillyer of the Ennis fire department and Assistant Ross Crumley and wife; and Chief John Davenport and Ollie Poindexter of Waxahachie were here to pay the last homage.

Abe Levine was here from Dallas and His brother, Hasher Levine, from Fort Worth.

Floral offerings came from Houston, Austin, Ennis, Dallas, Waxahachie, Temple and other points. The State Fire Marshal’s Department and the State Firemen’s Association each sent a handsome offering.

Telegrams flooded the family and in fact there were scores of evidences that friends, though far away, were sincerely mourning the death of a friend.

The services began with a song by a quartette, composed of Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. Dockum, Mr. Lloyd Kerr and Mr. Metcalf.

Hon. Richard Mays, a friend of the deceased for twenty-five years, paid him a tribute, speaking as follows:

“Death who knocks with equal hand at the door of the cottage and the palace gate, has been busy at his appointed work.”

Reuben Freedman was born in Poland, at that time a part of Russian empire. His birthplace was near the eastern boundary of Germany, and not a great distance from Koenigsberg, on the Baltic Sea. He was born in 1850, and was therefore 58 years old at the time of his death.

Personally, I have sustained a grievous loss, for he was my devoted friend for more than twenty-five years.

His was a remarkable life and teaches a lesson which it is not inappropriate here to note. Native of a foreign land—though not an exile—with but the scantiest educational advantages; a stranger to the American language, in 1874, at the age of fifteen years, his feet first pressed the shores of to him, and to us, that sweet land of liberty, and land of opportunity; and for the first time saw and felt, in his imagination at least, the inspiration of the glimmer of the electric flash from the hands of Bartholdi’s contemplated Statue of Liberty, enlightening the world, casting its joyous rays of welcome across the seas to those from all lands. For a time he tarried at Flint, the state of Michigan. He reached Corsicana in 1876, which has since been his home.

As a boy seventeen years old, and at a time when Corsicana and Waco were the nearest railroad points thereto, he began peddling in western Navarro, and in Hill, Johnson and Ellis counties, which he continued for some two years. It is marvelous to say, but to my certain knowledge, he made not only a lasting impression on those with whom he came in contact and dealt, which has been since remembered by them—but also made friends of a life-time, some who are now present, doing reverence to his memory. And, as has been the case since, his friends were among those of widely different beliefs, faiths, standing and associations, and with men and women and children.

Among numerous others, his friendship which arose with Rev. T. J. Armstrong, then a Methodist Minister at Irene, in Hill county—and which always, as did others, continued to the last—should be mentioned. This holy man of God has been called to his reward some years since, but it does no violence to the occasion to repeat, that during some of the contests of the past, Mr. Armstrong heard some man making aspersions upon the character of our departed friend, and he immediately said to him, “You are a liar, sir,” and was in the notion and had the intention of backing his statement.

And I could not fail to mention the equally great attachment then formed, which has since existed between himself and Captain R. J. Sanders of Frost, who is now one of his pallbearers and a mourner at his bier.

His subsequent life was then portended, and his way of tying men and women to him in terms of personal friendships and loyalty, is a reflex of the period referred to. This large concourse of men and women and children is conclusive evidence of it.

His ability to thus command this character of esteem, has not resulted from permanent financial success in the mercantile world, for while being at one time and for a long time one of our leading merchants, he failed going the way of many others.

It has not resulted from being the possessor of garnered wealth, for in that sense, he was poor.

It has not resulted from political prowess, station or party alignment, for he was a republican, and, therefore, was more or less in political conflict and clash with the dominant party in the precinct, city and state in which he lived.

It has not resulted from, or because of his support of winners, who seek public station and political honor, for as often did he follow and fall with the unsuccessful.

It has not resulted from powerful family domination, for this he did not have.

It has not resulted from religious influence, for he was not of the dominant faith of those among whom he lived, and hypocrisy and cant were wholly foreign to his nature.

It has not resulted from holding powerful office, for aside from being Chief of the Corsicana Fire Department for many years, whose membership adored him and to whom he was likewise devoted, he never held office, or salaried position of any kind.

It has not resulted from being a native-born American, for he was born on a foreign shore, in a distant land.

It has not resulted from being a Gentile, for he was a Jew. And it has not resulted from being a member of any church or synagogue, for he belonged to neither; but he did believe with the faith of his fathers and the patriarchs of his race, in the existence of a reigning and everlasting God.

But it all resulted from and is based on these simple and natural elements in his character which constituted his immediate religion and immediate faith; complete devotion to his conception of right principles, which were often founded upon high moral grounds, and based upon economic right; and absolute fidelity and loyalty to his friends, under all circumstances and conditions. And these were supported by a high order of moral courage, personal integrity, and personal bravery.

Having more than fifty namesakes, both male and female; Rube and Rubey, and one a woman bearing the name of “Freedman.” It can well be doubted whether there is another in our midst who has more personal friends, and certainly none have greater monument than this.

He lived a devoted and simple life. He battled with death for eight long months, but he had to surrender; and the “Grim Reaper” came finally into possession of its own. He died a heroic but peaceful death. “Know ye that a prince has this day fallen in Israel.”

“Fast as the rolling seasons bring
The hour of fate to those we love,
Each pearl that leaves the broken string
Is set in Friendship’s crown above.
As narrower grows the earthly chain.
The circle widens in the sky;
These are our treasures that remain.
But those are stars that beam on high.”

Peace be with you. Peace is with you, Farewell.

When another song had been sung Hon. W. H. Atwell of Dallas, also a friend of many years, paid him eloquent tribute. Mr. Atwell spoke of the intimacy that existed between him and the friend who had now been called to his reward and said occasions of this kind remove selfishness from us and aid us in guiding our barques away from the breakers. He spoke of friendship and said no man was a truer man than Rube Freedman and such a man as he had proven himself to be would be admitted anywhere, not excepting the Celestial Kingdom. He said to me ten years ago: “Bill, I want to die as I lived.” There was no death bed change for Rube Freedman. The big man dies as he lives. True, if he goes wrong he gets right. He pictured some of the traits of the deceased and said: God does not punish men like that. I look upon a life like his as a part of immortality. There was not a thing he would not do for a friend, even to the point of personal sacrifice. Mr. Mays had truly said that he was a wonderful man. There was nothing on land or sea, or above or under the ground that he was afraid of. Neighbor, brother, fearless, ready to do anything for a friend are some of the adjectives that fit this man who has entered the chamber of death. I do not wonder that so many are here to think of Rube Freedman. While he has done many things for me yet this is the first thing I ever did for Rube Freedman. He always gave and never asked. He just asked you to allow him to do something for you. Looking toward the skies the speaker said, “Oh, God, I don’t know how to do this, but take my friend and help us to profit by his life.”

During the time of the service many, including men, in the audience shed tears while all showed that they were experiencing a deep and lasting sorrow.

The services over the casket was borne to the hearse and carried to the cemetery where Mr. E. M. Polk, Worshipful Master, said the solemn and beautiful Masonic ceremony and the body of this friend of man was laid at rest and over the grave flowers were banked high, speaking in their fragrance and beauty the fact that he whose body rested beneath them had built to himself a monument as lasting as life.

The firemen attended in a body and in uniform and the Elks also attended as one body.

It was one of the largest funeral processions seen in Corsicana for many days.

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PAID TRIBUTE TO THEIR FRIEND

Funeral of Chief Rube Freedman Was Largely Attended

The remains of Chief Rube Freedman, who died Saturday afternoon at 2:10 o’clock were laid at rest yesterday evening in the Hebrew cemetery at 5 o’clock.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence of Mrs. S. S. Freedman, South Twelfth street, where he had made his home for so many years.

Beneath a tent on the lawn the casket was placed and around it was arranged the floral offerings. They bore strong testimonial of the high esteem in which he was held for they were handsome, costly and profuse. In quantity and elegance they proclaimed the friendship of the living for their dead friend.

The gathering was large and represented men and women of the various walks of life, and all had come to show respect to the man who had been a friend to man. The gathering was made up of Jew and Gentile, young and old, the wealthy and the man who depends on his daily toil for the support of himself and family. It was a large gathering, too, that was not made up entirely of home folk. Friendship for Rube Freedman extends far beyond the confines of his adopted home. Hon. W. H. Atwell came from Dallas as did others, to pay his respects and to drop a tear upon the bier of his dead friend. Chief Magee of the Dallas fire department and his assistant, Mr. T. A. Myers, were here as were Mr. J. Ed Schmidt and Mr. A. C. Hopper and wife, Mr. Will Gransky and wife and Mr. and Mrs. Blumrosen, the latter a sister. Mr. Marks and others came from Groesbeck. Chief J. A. Hillyer of the Ennis fire department and Assistant Ross Crumley and wife; and Chief John Davenport and Ollie Poindexter of Waxahachie were here to pay the last homage.

Abe Levine was here from Dallas and His brother, Hasher Levine, from Fort Worth.

Floral offerings came from Houston, Austin, Ennis, Dallas, Waxahachie, Temple and other points. The State Fire Marshal’s Department and the State Firemen’s Association each sent a handsome offering.

Telegrams flooded the family and in fact there were scores of evidences that friends, though far away, were sincerely mourning the death of a friend.

The services began with a song by a quartette, composed of Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. Dockum, Mr. Lloyd Kerr and Mr. Metcalf.

Hon. Richard Mays, a friend of the deceased for twenty-five years, paid him a tribute, speaking as follows:

“Death who knocks with equal hand at the door of the cottage and the palace gate, has been busy at his appointed work.”

Reuben Freedman was born in Poland, at that time a part of Russian empire. His birthplace was near the eastern boundary of Germany, and not a great distance from Koenigsberg, on the Baltic Sea. He was born in 1850, and was therefore 58 years old at the time of his death.

Personally, I have sustained a grievous loss, for he was my devoted friend for more than twenty-five years.

His was a remarkable life and teaches a lesson which it is not inappropriate here to note. Native of a foreign land—though not an exile—with but the scantiest educational advantages; a stranger to the American language, in 1874, at the age of fifteen years, his feet first pressed the shores of to him, and to us, that sweet land of liberty, and land of opportunity; and for the first time saw and felt, in his imagination at least, the inspiration of the glimmer of the electric flash from the hands of Bartholdi’s contemplated Statue of Liberty, enlightening the world, casting its joyous rays of welcome across the seas to those from all lands. For a time he tarried at Flint, the state of Michigan. He reached Corsicana in 1876, which has since been his home.

As a boy seventeen years old, and at a time when Corsicana and Waco were the nearest railroad points thereto, he began peddling in western Navarro, and in Hill, Johnson and Ellis counties, which he continued for some two years. It is marvelous to say, but to my certain knowledge, he made not only a lasting impression on those with whom he came in contact and dealt, which has been since remembered by them—but also made friends of a life-time, some who are now present, doing reverence to his memory. And, as has been the case since, his friends were among those of widely different beliefs, faiths, standing and associations, and with men and women and children.

Among numerous others, his friendship which arose with Rev. T. J. Armstrong, then a Methodist Minister at Irene, in Hill county—and which always, as did others, continued to the last—should be mentioned. This holy man of God has been called to his reward some years since, but it does no violence to the occasion to repeat, that during some of the contests of the past, Mr. Armstrong heard some man making aspersions upon the character of our departed friend, and he immediately said to him, “You are a liar, sir,” and was in the notion and had the intention of backing his statement.

And I could not fail to mention the equally great attachment then formed, which has since existed between himself and Captain R. J. Sanders of Frost, who is now one of his pallbearers and a mourner at his bier.

His subsequent life was then portended, and his way of tying men and women to him in terms of personal friendships and loyalty, is a reflex of the period referred to. This large concourse of men and women and children is conclusive evidence of it.

His ability to thus command this character of esteem, has not resulted from permanent financial success in the mercantile world, for while being at one time and for a long time one of our leading merchants, he failed going the way of many others.

It has not resulted from being the possessor of garnered wealth, for in that sense, he was poor.

It has not resulted from political prowess, station or party alignment, for he was a republican, and, therefore, was more or less in political conflict and clash with the dominant party in the precinct, city and state in which he lived.

It has not resulted from, or because of his support of winners, who seek public station and political honor, for as often did he follow and fall with the unsuccessful.

It has not resulted from powerful family domination, for this he did not have.

It has not resulted from religious influence, for he was not of the dominant faith of those among whom he lived, and hypocrisy and cant were wholly foreign to his nature.

It has not resulted from holding powerful office, for aside from being Chief of the Corsicana Fire Department for many years, whose membership adored him and to whom he was likewise devoted, he never held office, or salaried position of any kind.

It has not resulted from being a native-born American, for he was born on a foreign shore, in a distant land.

It has not resulted from being a Gentile, for he was a Jew. And it has not resulted from being a member of any church or synagogue, for he belonged to neither; but he did believe with the faith of his fathers and the patriarchs of his race, in the existence of a reigning and everlasting God.

But it all resulted from and is based on these simple and natural elements in his character which constituted his immediate religion and immediate faith; complete devotion to his conception of right principles, which were often founded upon high moral grounds, and based upon economic right; and absolute fidelity and loyalty to his friends, under all circumstances and conditions. And these were supported by a high order of moral courage, personal integrity, and personal bravery.

Having more than fifty namesakes, both male and female; Rube and Rubey, and one a woman bearing the name of “Freedman.” It can well be doubted whether there is another in our midst who has more personal friends, and certainly none have greater monument than this.

He lived a devoted and simple life. He battled with death for eight long months, but he had to surrender; and the “Grim Reaper” came finally into possession of its own. He died a heroic but peaceful death. “Know ye that a prince has this day fallen in Israel.”

“Fast as the rolling seasons bring
The hour of fate to those we love,
Each pearl that leaves the broken string
Is set in Friendship’s crown above.
As narrower grows the earthly chain.
The circle widens in the sky;
These are our treasures that remain.
But those are stars that beam on high.”

Peace be with you. Peace is with you, Farewell.

When another song had been sung Hon. W. H. Atwell of Dallas, also a friend of many years, paid him eloquent tribute. Mr. Atwell spoke of the intimacy that existed between him and the friend who had now been called to his reward and said occasions of this kind remove selfishness from us and aid us in guiding our barques away from the breakers. He spoke of friendship and said no man was a truer man than Rube Freedman and such a man as he had proven himself to be would be admitted anywhere, not excepting the Celestial Kingdom. He said to me ten years ago: “Bill, I want to die as I lived.” There was no death bed change for Rube Freedman. The big man dies as he lives. True, if he goes wrong he gets right. He pictured some of the traits of the deceased and said: God does not punish men like that. I look upon a life like his as a part of immortality. There was not a thing he would not do for a friend, even to the point of personal sacrifice. Mr. Mays had truly said that he was a wonderful man. There was nothing on land or sea, or above or under the ground that he was afraid of. Neighbor, brother, fearless, ready to do anything for a friend are some of the adjectives that fit this man who has entered the chamber of death. I do not wonder that so many are here to think of Rube Freedman. While he has done many things for me yet this is the first thing I ever did for Rube Freedman. He always gave and never asked. He just asked you to allow him to do something for you. Looking toward the skies the speaker said, “Oh, God, I don’t know how to do this, but take my friend and help us to profit by his life.”

During the time of the service many, including men, in the audience shed tears while all showed that they were experiencing a deep and lasting sorrow.

The services over the casket was borne to the hearse and carried to the cemetery where Mr. E. M. Polk, Worshipful Master, said the solemn and beautiful Masonic ceremony and the body of this friend of man was laid at rest and over the grave flowers were banked high, speaking in their fragrance and beauty the fact that he whose body rested beneath them had built to himself a monument as lasting as life.

The firemen attended in a body and in uniform and the Elks also attended as one body.

It was one of the largest funeral processions seen in Corsicana for many days.

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June 10, 1917
Friedman - Corsicana, Texas, June 10. - The body of Rube Friedman, chief of the Corsicana Fire Department, who died yesterday afternoon, was buried today, the Masons having charge of the ceremony at the Hebrew Cemetery. He was at the time of his death and had been for twenty-five years, chief of the fire department. There was a large number of friends from over the county present to attend the funeral. A number also came from Groesbeck, Dallas, Fort Worth and cities. The funeral procession was an unusually large one. The pall bearers were-Active; Richard Mays, R. E. Prince, Charles M. Thornell, T. W. Lovett, J. N. Edens, J. A. Thompson, J. Y. Stewart, R. S. Neblett, R. L. Hamilton, J. S. Murchison. Honorary-P. Meyer, I. N. Cerf, Isaac Levy, Arthur B. Johnson, Harry Leighton, H. E. Walker, W. R. Pryor, Luther W. Ashmore, J. L. Halbert, Douglas Johnson, Hawkins Scarborough, Will S. Knight, J. W. Wright, J. H. Woods, A. M. Milligan, R. J. Sanders, H. F. Magee, William H. Atwell, M. L. Levine, Ben Rosenberg, C. W. Peters, Kal Shwarts, B. H. Marks, W. M. Peck and San Inman.


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Glenn James Blanchard
Oct 13, 1938 - May 27, 2015

Glenn James Blanchard, 76, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at Medical City in Dallas after a courageous battle with leukemia.
Glenn was born in Port Neches, Texas to Sava and Mary Blanchard on Oct. 13, 1938. He graduated from the University of Houston and spent his career as a systems analyst for Shell Oil Company. After his retirement from Shell, he worked as a consultant to several software firms in Houston. Glenn served in the U.S. Air Force.
Glenn was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Joyce Blanchard and Mary Lou Luther, two granddaughters, Molly and Jordan Wilson, and a step-daughter, Kristine Girouex.
He is survived by his wife, Jody Blanchard of Corsicana; son, Stephen Blanchard of Denali, Alaska; daughters, Stephanie Wilkerson and her husband, Jimmy, of Tyler; and Stacie Allen and her husband, Larry Brannon of Houston; step-daughter, JoLynn Wilson and husband Paul of Corsicana; and step-son, Joel Garland of Fort Worth. He was blessed with grandchildren, Faith Wilkerson, Keelan Brannon, Kiara Brannon, Haley Garland, and Riley Wilson. He is also survived by sister-in-law, Nancy Barton and husband Jeff and nieces Shirley Luther and Judy Bridgewater.
Glenn was a loving, sweet, generous man to all who were lucky enough to know him. He loved unconditionally and without judgment. His ability to forgive was amazing. He loved his Cajun heritage and all that went with that, most notably the food and music. He loved a good story and he loved to laugh. Glenn was a member of Northside Baptist Church in Corsicana. He loved his Lord and Savior beyond measure and praise God he is perfectly healed now and resting in His presence. His family takes great comfort in that.
Visitation with the family will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. His memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Randal Whitt officiating.

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Betty (Wheelock) Kennaugh
Sept 27, 1924 - May 30, 2015

Betty Wheelock Kennaugh, 90, passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at her residence. She was born in Corsicana, Texas on Sept. 27, 1924. Her parents were Robert Lloyd and Maude Childress Wheelock. Betty graduated from Corsicana High School. She attended Ward Belmont in Nashville, Tennessee and the University of Texas in Austin, where she was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. In 1945 she married the Rev. Robert Quayle Kennaugh who was the rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Corsicana. Their life carried them to Dallas, New York, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania and Los Angeles, California before they retired to Corsicana and Taos, New Mexico. Both homes were very special to her. In Corsicana, Betty was a longtime member of Le Livre Literary Club and a Board Member of the Family Service. She was devoted to her family, church, many friends and communities. One of her many joys in her life was raising and showing their Arabian horses.
Betty was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, and brother Robert Lloyd Wheelock, Jr. and wife Clara, and her sister Susan Jane Dunn and husband Frank Wood Dunn.
She is survived by her daughters, Frances and husband John Speirs, Mozelle Kennaugh and Bonnie Smith; her grandchildren; Kathrine Kennaugh Speirs and husband, Dave Darus, Ward Furber Speirs and wife Carolle and Anthony Clayton Quayle Smith. She is also survived by her nephews, Robert Lloyd Wheelock, III and wife Toni, Frank Sansom Wheelock and wife Patsy, Frank Peyton Dunn and wife Carrie and nieces; Diana Wheelock and Elizabeth Talley and husband Eric and great nieces and nephews.
Visitation with the family will be 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.
Memorial Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with The Rev. Anthony Zumar officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 720 Lake Ridge Drive, Lavon, TX 75166, Corsicana Education Foundation, P.O. Box 96, Corsicana, TX 75151 or Taos Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1925, Taos, NM 87571.

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John Perry Peterson, Jr.
Oct 26, 1937 - May 28, 2015

John Perry Peterson Jr., 77, of Austin passed away Thursday, May 28, 2015, at his residence in Austin. Funeral services were held Monday, June 1, 2015, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro. Burial followed at Fatima Cemetery near Abbott.

John was born Oct. 26, 1937 in McLennan County to John Perry Sr. and Minnie (Loewe) Peterson. He was a graduate of Dawson High School, where he was a proud member of the Future Farmers of America. John was a long-time resident of Duncanville and was employed with General Motors for over 30 years, before retiring in 1997. Following his time at GM, he spent 15 years in his “fun” job with the Livestock Department of the State Fair of Texas. On Jan. 15, 1972, John was united in marriage to Leona Rejcek at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church in Hillsboro. At least twice a week, he loved to play golf with his close friends. He also loved tending to his yard and vegetable garden.

Preceding him in death were his parents; sister, Myrtle Caraway; and brother, Billy Ray Peterson.

Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years, Leona Peterson of Austin; three children, John Peterson III and wife, Lisa of Round Rock, Miste Hower and husband, Rob of Austin, and Blake Peterson and wife, Jennifer of Jupiter, Florida; two sisters, Betty Huddleston of Everman and Katherine Bankston of Belton; three grandsons, Christian Peterson, Cameron Peterson, and Jacob Hower; granddaughter, Kathleen Hower; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer Association-Capital of Texas Chapter, 3520 Executive Center Dr. #140, Austin, TX 78731.

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Glen Dwayne Warren
April 24, 1934 - May 31, 2015

Glen Dwayne Warren, 81 of Trinidad, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015 at the Trisun Nursing Home in Corsicana.

Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Paschal Funeral Home in Kerens.

Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Lakeside Baptist Church in Trinidad with Rev. Floyd Loven officiating.
Burial will follow in the Trinidad Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Larry Estes, Mickey Jones, Bob Johnson, Darrin Studley, Jared Flowers and Dustin Ellis.

He was a retired school teacher and taught many years with the Corsicana ISD.

He is preceded in death by his son, Wesley Warren; a sister, Monte Johnson, and parents, H.F. “Pug” and Lucile Warren.

Mr. Warren is survived by his wife, Jesslyn Warren of Trinidad; daughter, Karen Thornton of Malakoff; son, Steven Warren of Grand Prairie; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Wayne Warren of Trinidad, three sisters, Patsy Warren, Fran Estes and Freida Jones, all of Trinidad; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Paschal Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Billy Eugene Bates
Mar 5, 1936 - May 31, 2015
 

Billy Bates, 79 of Corsicana, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. He was born March 5, 1936 to Warnie and Willie Robinson Bates in Eureka. He attended Memorial Baptist Church in his younger years and he has been attending Word of Life Church. He enjoyed bowling in leagues and was a champion bowler. He also enjoyed playing fast pitch softball in his younger years. Billy worked for Texan Glove Company for 30 years. He raised cattle and at one point had registered Charolais cattle.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Alton Bates, Don Bates, Clinton Bates, Nathan Bates; and son Michael Bates.

Billy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Beverly Bates of Corsicana; children, Debbie Carlson and husband John of Austin, Debra Payne and husband Jim of Mansfield, Mark Bates of Corsicana, Darla Talley and husband Mike of Corsicana, Belinda Curry and husband Chris of Corsicana, Bruce Bates of Corsicana, and daughter-in-law Paula Bates Smith of Pursley; grandchildren, Brandon Bates, Jennifer Carlson, John Carlson, Morgan Langford, Lauren Payne, Gage Curry, Brianna Bates, Macee Curry, Austin Payne, Logan Bates, Blaire Bates, Bree Bates; and great-grandchildren Ashtyn Carlson, Harlie Carlson, Keylee Carlson, Hallie Bates, Hannah Bates, Isaac Kiser, Harper Bates and Kennedi Langford. He is also survived by his sister, Wanda Fannin and husband Jimmy of Crawford, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Bates officiating.
Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Mike Talley, Jim Payne, John Carlson, Gage Curry, Brandon Bates, John Carlson Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Logan Bates, Austin Payne and Chris Curry.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, PO Box 1000, Department 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Prevell Fern (Keith) Hardin
Oct 13, 1940 - May 30, 2015

Mrs. Prevell Fern Keith Hardin, 74, of Mexia passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

She was born on October 13, 1940 in Navarro County, Texas to Lemuel and Ruth Keith.

She lived in the Dallas area most of her life and raised her family in Mesquite, Texas. She graduated from Dallas Baptist University and had a successful career in residential Real estate. She owned Town East Realtors in Mesquite for 25 years and later retired to Lake Mexia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lemuel and Ruth Keith.

She is survived by her husband, Don Hardin; daughter, Debbie Hardin; son, David Hardin and wife Leanne; granddaughter, Laurin Musso and husband Johnny; grandsons, Dustin and Darin Hardin; sister, Barbara Christine Keith; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Charles Sadler, Kurt Von Ahn, Augustine Martinez, Arthur Busby, Dustin Hardin, and Darin Hardin. Honorary Pallbearer will be Johnny Musso.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
 

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Mrs. Prevell Fern Keith Hardin, 74, of Mexia passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015 at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating. Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Ford Weatherspoon Morrow, Sr.
Jul 5, 1890 - Dec 5, 1962

Ford Morrow Dies Wednesday

Ford W. Morrow died at his residence, 305 West Seventh avenue, shortly before noon Wednesday.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon at the Griffin Funeral Home, but burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Ford Morrow, Jr., Lafayette, La.; two grandsons and a sister, Mrs. Ira L. Medford, Calif.

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Ford Morrow Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Ford W. Morrow, 72, who died at his residence, 305 West Seventh avenue, Wednesday morning were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Norman Ferguson, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Morrow was a veteran of World War I.

Surviving are a son Ford Morrow, Jr, LaFayette, La.; three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ira L. Medford, California, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Frec Kesinger, Jr.; Jack Berry, Ronnie Campbell, C. J. Green, Fred Kesinger and Rufus Pevehouse.

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Elizabeth (Chandler) Morrow
May 8, 1857 - Apr 6, 1946

FUNERAL FOR MRS. ELIZABETH MORROW HELD HERE MONDAY

Mrs. Elizabeth Morrow, aged 88, years, native Texan, who died Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemeter. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

A native of Trinity county, Mrs. Morrow was born, May 8, 1857, and came to Navarro county 70 years ago. She had been in Corsicana 55 years. Mrs. Morrow was the widow of the late Ben Morrow who died in 1917.

Surviving are a son, Ford Morrow, French Camp, Calif.; four daughters, Mrs. Eddie Kessinger and Mrs. J. T. Berry, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Fred Peck, Waco, and Mrs. Ira Medford, Gonzales, eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Benjamin “Ben” Morrow
May 29, 1842 - Feb 2, 1917

Died in Waco This Morning.

Ben Morrow, for many years a resident here, died in Waco this morning where he had been for some time.

The remains will arrive here either tonight or in the morning and the funeral will take place here tomorrow.

The Deceased is survived by four daughters and two sons. The daughters are Mrs. James Berry and Eddie Kessinger of Corsicana, Mrs. Ira Medford and Miss Hallie Morrow of Waco, and Fred Morrow of the United States navy and Jack Morrow of California.

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Will Be Buried Tomorrow.

The remains of the late Ben Morrow will arrive here from Waco tonight at 10:48, and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of his son-in-law, James Berry, 216 East First avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The pall bearers are Jack Hays, Oscar Redden, Tom Sutherland, Will O’Daniel, Raymond Evans, Lee Kessinger.

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Benjamin “Ben” Morrow
May 29, 1842 - Feb 2, 1917

INTERRED HERE YESTERDAY.

Old Citizen Who Died in Waco interred Here.

The remains of the late Ben Morrow, who died Saturday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Peck, were interred in Oakwood here yesterday afternoon, the funeral taking place from the home of his son-in-law, J. T. Berry, on East First avenue. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Father Graffeo, and Jack Hays, Lee Kessinger, Raymond Evans, Tom Sutherland, Will O’Daniel and Oscar Redden acted as pall bearers.

There was a good attendance of old friends at the last sad rites, and many pretty flowers were above the bier.

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William Thomas Carrigan
Jan 3, 1856 - Feb 1, 1917

Died Here Last Night.

W. T. Carrigan, aged 51 years, and for several years a resident of Corsicana, died at 10 o’clock last night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Henry Cooper, corner of West Fourteenth avenue and South 17 ½ street after an illness of several days and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock, with Rev. B. W. Vining officiating. The deceased is survived by his widow and one daughter. During his residence here the deceased was in the bicycle repair and gunsmith business, and he had many friends who were pained to hear of his death.

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James Toney Green
Jan 23, 1870 - Jan 31, 1917

INTERRED THIS AFTERNOON.

A Good Citizen Passes to His Reward in Prime of Manhood.

The remains of the late James Green arrived from Amarillo today at 12:45 over the Houston & Texas Central, and the funeral took place this afternoon from the home of Mrs. W. N. Kenner, mother-in-law of the deceased, at 3 o’clock. Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt officiated and a large procession of friends followed the remains to Oakwood, where they were laid to rest under a mound that was literally hidden beneath a wealth of beautiful floral offerings.

During the residence of the deceased here, from childhood to young manhood, none had more friends, and all Corsicana sympathizes with the relatives of the deceased in the irreparable sorrow that has come into their lives.

The deceased had not been in the best of health for some time, and when he went home from his business Wednesday night he complained of being sick, and the family physician was sent for, and he labored with his patient in vain till 9:30 that night, when he passed away.

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FORMER CORSICANAN DEAD.

Passes Away Suddenly at Amarillo; Remains to Be Interred Here

James Green, who was a resident here from early boyhood until a few years ago, died suddenly at his place of business in Amarillo last night and relatives here received telegrams about midnight last night notifying them of the sad event.

The deceased was born in Camden, Ark., forty-seven years ago, but was brought to Corsicana by his parents when a small boy.

Surviving the deceased is the widow and six children, two girls and four boys, his venerable mother, Mrs. M. E. Green of Corsicana, and two sisters of this city, Mrs. J. F. Stout and Mrs. A. J. Wareing, and two brothers, Chas. L. Green, of Amarillo, but now in Arizona for his health, and Macon Green of Athens, who is now in Louisiana on business. Other sisters are Mrs. Callie Bowlin of Mineral Springs, Ark.; Mrs. Kate Patton of Amarillo but now in Arizona.

Mrs. Green is a daughter of Mrs. W. N. Kenner, she and Mr. Green having been married here several years ago.

The remains will arrive here tomorrow at 12:25 on the Hustler, and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of Mrs. W. N. Kenner.

The deceased was of a genial and friendly disposition and had a large circle of friends here who will be pained to learn of his sudden and untimely death, and who will sympathize sincerely and keenly with his relatives in their sorrow.

Following are the pall bearers; George Whytie, Dr. B. F. Houston, E. T. Wareing, J. E. Butler, Jim McGill, Perry McCammon.

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George William Freeman, Jr.
Jan 31, 1917 - Feb 1, 1917

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Freeman, aged two days died last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4:30.

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Sarah Annie Bell (Kessinger) Langston-Cashell-Langston
1865 - Jul 4, 1953

Monday Services For Mrs. Langston

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah Annie Langston, 89, who died Sunday night, were held Monday at 5 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church, and Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Illinois, Mrs. Langston had resided in Corsicana 75 years.

Surviving are a brother, E. T. Kessinger, Corsicana; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Hayes, Marion Martin, Arthur Dunn, Tate Lindsey, M. A. Johnson, Perry Bass, Charles Kessinger, Jr.; Fred Kessinger, Sr.; Fred Kessinger, Jr.; and Fred M. Allison, Jr.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 7, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James M. Langston married Jul. 20, 1890 2nd husband Joseph W. “Joe” Cashell married Jan. 18, 1912; d/o Alexander L. “Alex” Kessinger & Harriett (Moore) Kessinger (must have taken back last name Langston)

Charles Thomas “Charlie” Kessinger, Sr.
Dec 20, 1872 - Mar 15, 1940

C. T. KESSINGER DIED FRIDAY AFTER ONLY BRIEF ILLNESS

Charles T. Kessinger, aged 67 years, oil man, died at his home 604 East Ninth avenue, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock following a brief illness.

Funeral reits will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church will conduct the rites.

A native of Illinois, the son of the late Alex and Harriet Kessinger, pioneer residents of Corsicana, Mr. Kessinger had resided in Corsicana for 62 years, and was well-known,

Surviving are his widow, five sons, Charles Kessinger, Jr., Illinois; Eugene Kessinger, Corsicana; Staley Kessinger, Houston; Paul and John Kessinger, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Martha Jo Kessinger, Corsicana; a brother, Eddie Kessinger, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston and Mrs. Jennie Martin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Viola Winegar, Houston; six grandchildren and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be T. W. Lovett, A. E. Foster, Abe McBroom, Walter Hayes, Charles Banister and Bell White. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Funeral Services Held Sunday For C. T. Kessinger

Funeral services for Charles T. Kessinger, aged 67 years, who died suddenly Friday afternoon at his home, 604 East Ninth avenue, with a heart attack, were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Illinois, Mr. Kessinger had resided in Corsicana for 62 years and was well-known here.

Surviving are his widow, five sons, Charles Kessinger, Jr., Illinois; Eugene Kessinger, Corsicana; Staley Kessinger, Houston, and Paul and John Kessinger both of Corsicana; a daughter, Martha Jo Kessinger, Corsicana; a brother, Eddie Kessinger, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston and Mrs. Jennie Martin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Viola Winegar, Houston; six grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. W. Lovett, A. E. Foster, Abe McBroom, Walter Hayes, Charles Banister and Bell White.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Mattie Centennial (Bragg) Kessinger
Aug 23. 1875 - Mar 21, 1957

Mrs. Kessinger Dies Thursday

Mrs. Mattie Kessinger, 80, widow of the late Charles T. Kessinger, 604 East Ninth avenue, died Thursday morning at Memorial hospital.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday noon pending the arrival of relatives.

A native of Comanche County, Texas, Mrs. Kessinger had resided in Corsicana 68 years.

Surviving are five sons, Charles T. Kessinger, Jr., Long Beach, Calif.; Eugene A. Kessinger, Brownfield; Stanley Kessinger, Venezuela; Walter Paul Kessinger, Levelland, and John Kessinger, Odessa; a daughter, Martha Jo Kessinger, Corsicana; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a brother, Miles Bragg, and sister, Mrs. Maud McKinley, both of Phoenix, Ariz. And other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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Mrs. Kessinger Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Kessinger, 80, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the Northside Baptist Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The widow of the late Charles T. Kessinger, Mrs. Kessinger was born in Comanche county, and had resided in Corsicana 68 years. The family home was located at 604 East Ninth avenue.

Surviving are five sons, Charles T. Kessinger, Jr., Long Beach, Calif.; Eugene A. Kessinger, Brownfield; Stanley Kessinger, Caracas, Venezuela, S. A.; Walter Paul Kessinger, Levelland, and John Kessinger, Odessa; a daughter, Martha Jo Kessinger, Corsicana; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a brother, Miles Bragg, and a sister, Mrs. Maude McKinley, both of Phoenix, Ariz., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ed Wilson, Clyde Blackmon, Raymond Odom, Calvin Barron, Robert Nelson, Rufus Pevehouse, Earl Ellington, Phillip Dunn and Dez Green.

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Frank A. Kessinger
Jul 1855 - Feb 19, 1940

FRANK KESSINGER, PIONEER RESIDENT, BURIED ON MONDAY

Funeral services for Frank Kessinger, 81, long time resident of Corsicana, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Rev. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the rites. Interment was in the Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Paul Robinson, Mrs. Henry Clemons, Mrs. Florence Sutherland, all of Corsicana; Mrs. Ula Steely of Fort Worth: and Mrs. Myrtle Katsoras of Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston, Mrs. Jennie Martin, and Mrs. Viola Winegar, all of Corsicana, and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Walter Hayes, Dr. Will Miller, Marion Martin, Abe McBroom, Eddie O’Neill, Bill Black, T. P. Hayes, and T. W. Lovett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 19, 1940
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Elizabeth “Lizey” (Sheets) Kessinger; s/o Alexander L. “Alex” Kessinger & Harriett (Moore) Kessinger

Jennie (Kessinger) Daniel-Martin
Jun 11, 1870 - Jan 31, 1944

MRS. JENNIE MARTIN DIED MONDAY; TO BE BURIED ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Jennie Kessinger Martin died shortly after noon Monday at the Navarro Clinic. Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel with Rev. Jack Goff conducting the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Martin was a life-long resident of Corsicana and was well known here.

Surviving are a brother Ed Kessinger, Corsicana, two sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston, Corsicana; Mrs. Viola Winegar, Houston, and other relatives. She was the sister of the late Mrs. R. L. Frasier.

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Rites Planned for Mrs. Jennie Martin Tuesday Afternoon

Funeral services for Mrs. Jennie Kessinger Martin, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Monday afternoon, were planned for 4:30 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. Jack Goff conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, two sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. D. Robinson, Marion Martin, Walter Hayes, Elmer Keal, M. M. Hawkins and Curley Johnson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Feb 1, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband C. S. Daniel married Dec. 9, 1888 2nd Joe Martin d/o Alexander L. “Alex” Kessinger and Harriett (Moore) Kessinger

Eddie Traylor Kessinger
Dec 20, 1872 - Oct 26, 1958

E. T. Kesinger Dies Saturday Of Heart Attack

E. T. (Eddie) Kesinger, 86, pioneer Corsicanan, retired. Died of a heart attack Saturday morning while sitting in a chair at his home, 1444 West Sixth avenue. He had returned from town only a short time before the seizure.

A native of Illinois, he came to Corsicana when six years of age and is the last member of a pioneer Corsicana family.

Kesinger was a race horse trainer and oil field worker for many years before his retirement.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Fred Kesinger; a grandson, Fred Kesinger, Jr.; three great-grandchildren, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Fred Richards, Perry Bass, John W. Travis, Banks Lyons, Eddie Rabv, Ollis Watkins, Rufus Pevehouse and T. P. Penney.

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E. T. Kesinger Rites Sunday

Funeral services for E. T. (Eddie) Kesinger, 86, who died of a heart attack Saturday morning while sitting in a chair at his home, 1444 West Sixth avenue, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Illinois, Kesinger came to Corsicana at the age of six years and was the last member of a pioneer Corsicana family. He was a race horse trainer and an oil field worker for years before his retirement.

Kesinger had gone to town Saturday morning and had returned when he was stricken.

Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Josephine Morrow, to whom he was married, June 30, 1895; a son, Fred Kesinger; a grandson, Fred Kesinger, Jr., and three great-grandchildren, all of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Fred Richards, Perry Bass, John W. Travis, Banks Lyons, Eddie Raby, Ollie Watkins, Rufus Pevehouse and T. P. Penney.

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Josephine (Morrow) Kessinger
Mar 16, 1878 - Apr 26, 1961

Mrs. Kesinger Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Josephine Morrow Kesinger, 83, native of Corsicana and widow of E. T. Kessinger, died Wednesday morning following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the Griffin Chapel with Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor, and Rev. Norman Ferguson, Northside Baptist church minister, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Kesinger, a long-time resident of Corsicana, was a member of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are one son, Fred Kesinger, Sr.; one grandson, Fred Kesinger, Jr., both of Corsicana; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ford Morrow, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Ira Medford, California, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Kesinger Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Morrow Kesinger, 83, were held Thursday at 3 p.m, from the Griffin Chapel with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Officiating at the services were Rev. Robert Wooddy, First Baptist church pastor, and Rev. Norman Ferguson, Northside Baptist church minister.

A native of Corsicana and widow of E. T. Kesinger, Mrs. Kesinger died Wednesday following a short illness. She was a member of the First Baptist church.

Survivors include one son, Fred Kesinger, Sr., and one grandson, Fred Kesinger, Jr., both of Corsicana; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Ford Morrow, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Ira Medford, California, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Earl Ellington, Bud Watkins, Eddy Lynn Bowers, Coy Clay, Perry Bass and J. W. Goode.

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Addie (Kessinger) Frazier
Dec 14, 1877 - Dec 21, 1938

MRS. R. L. FRAZIER DIED LAST NIGHT; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Robert L. Frazier, aged 61 years, pioneer resident of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night at 7 o’clock following a short illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three brothers, Frank, Charlie and Eddie Kessinger, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Martin, Corsicana and Mrs. Frank Winegar, Houston, and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Staley Kessinger, Eugene Kessinger, Charlie Kessinger, Jr., Paul Kessinger, Fred Kessinger, and Fred M. Allison, Jr., all nephews.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON FRIDAY FOR MRS. R. L. FRAZIER

Funeral services for Mrs. Robert L. Frazier, aged 61 years, well-known Corsicanan, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Wednesday night, were held from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are three brothers, Frank, Charlie and Eddie Kessinger, all of Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston, Corsicana; Mrs. Joe Martin, Corsicana, and Mrs. Frank Winegar, Houston, and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were Staley Kessinger, Eugene Kessinger, Charlie Kessinger, Jr., Paul Kessinger, Fred Kessinger and Fred M. Allison, Jr., all nephews.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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December 23, 1938
FRAZIER - Corsicana, Texas. Dec. 22. - Mrs. Robert L. Frazier, 61, died Wednesday night at a local hospital.  Funeral services will be held Friday. She is survived by three brothers, Charlie, Eddie and Frank Kessinger, all of Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Annie Langston and Mrs. Joe Martin of Corsicana and Mrs. Frank Winegar of Houston.

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Robert Lee “Robbie” Frazier
Jun 14, 1873 - Feb 17, 1937

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. L. FRAZIER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Robert L. Frazier, 63, life-long resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday night at 8:30 o’clock after an extended illness, were held from the family home, 605 South Sixth street, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, T. W. Lovett, long-time friend of Mrs. Frazier, made a short talk.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Thomas Frazier, Minnesota; two sisters, Mrs. Lena Worman, Dallas, and Mrs. Fred Wareing, Portland, Oregon, and a number of other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Mabra Jones McClure
Sep 25, 1869 - Sep 28, 1951

M. J. McClure Dies Friday Evening; Services Sunday

M. J. McClure, 82, 1909 West Fifth avenue, died in the Navarro clinic Friday night following a heart attack last week.

Born in Kentucky, Sept. 25, 1869, he came to Navarro county as a young man and was married in Blooming Grove in May, 1897.

Mr. and Mrs. McClure had resided in Corsicana more than 50 years. Prior to his retirement, McClure had been employed at the Arcady Farms here.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church, assisted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three sons, George McClure, Clarksville; Tommy McClure, Corsicana, and Capt. Robert McClure, U. S. Army, Camp Roberts, Calif.; five daughters, Misses Lena Mae, Corinne and Lillian McClure and Mrs. Leo Gourley, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jennie Belle Burris, Houston; seven grandchildren, a brother, R. M. McClure, Trinidad, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Griffith, Port Arthur, and other relatives.

He was a member of the First Christian church.

Pallbearers will be Earl Presley, Ed Harris, Curry Butler, C. O. Curington, Campbell Gillespie, Albert Fullerton, Tom Spikes and Wesley Edens, Jr.

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Sunday Services For M. J. McClure

Funeral services for M. J. McClure, 82, who died in the Navarro Clinic Friday night following a heart attack last week, were held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church, assisted by Rev. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Kentucky, McClure came to Navarro county as a young man and resided at Blooming Grove prior to moving to Corsicana more than 50 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, George McClure, Clarksville; Tommy McClure, Corsicana, and Capt. Robert McClure, Camp Roberts, Calif.; five daughters, Misses Lena Mae, Corinne and Lillian McClure and Mrs. Leo Gourley, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jennie Belle Burris, Houston; seven grandchildren, a brother, R. M. McClure, Trinidad, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Griffith, Port Arthur, and other relatives.

McClure was a long-time member of the First Christian church.

Pallbearers were Earl Presley, Ed Harris, Curry Butler, C. O. Curington, Campbell Gillespie, Albert Fullerton, Tom Spikes and Wesley Edens, Jr.

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Thomas Mabra “Tommy” McClure, Sr.
Nov 5, 1907 - Apr 7, 1973

T. McClure

Funeral services for Thomas (Tommy) McClure, 1506 Elmwood, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital, will be at 10 a.m. Monday in Westminister Presbyterian Church.

The Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate. Corley’s will direct.

McClure was a native of Corsicana and owner Presley and McClure Automitive Service of Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana; three sons, Mike McClure and David McClure both of Corsicana, and Tim McClure of Austin; two brothers, Robert McClure of Seattle, Wash. And George McClure of Corsicana; and four sisters, Miss Corinne McClure and Miss Lillian McClure, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Jennie Bell Burris of Houston, and Mrs. Leo Gourley of Midland.

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T. McClure

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. Monday at Westminister Presbyterian Church for Thomas (Tommy) McClure, 1506 Elmwood, who died Saturday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Eugene Wood officiated, and burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, three sons, two brothers, and four sisters.

Pallbearers were David Ralston, Jerry Roe, Jack Stroube, H. R. Stroube, Jr., Jim Howell, Tom Spikes, Hugh Drane, Earl Pursley, and honorary pallbearers, Rex Bounds, Bob Peacock, Ed Phinney, Joe Bell, Leslie White and Fritz Friday.

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Virginia Frances “Jennie” (Pollard) McClure
Aug 12, 1875 - Dec 15, 1970

McClure Rites

Mrs. M. J. McClure, 85, longtime Corsicana resident died late Wednesday in a nursing home. She was a member of First Christian Church.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kenneth Hailey, pastor of First Christian Church and the Rev. Eugene Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by three sons, George and Thomas McClure, both of Corsicana, and Robert McClure of Edmonds, Wash.; four daughters, Misses Corinne and Lillian McClure, both of Corsicana, Mrs. Jennie Bell Burris, Houston, and Mrs. C. L. Gourley, Midland; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Earl Presley, C. O. Curington, Sr., Thomas Spikes, Leslie White, Wesley Edens, Campbell Gillespie, Sr., C. N. Sanders and Albert Fullerton.

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Georgia A. McClure
Sep 27, 1866 - Dec 7, 1948

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS M’CLURE PLANNED WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Miss Georgia McClure, 82, who died at her home in Port Arthur Monday night, will be held here Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by the Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, First Christian church minister.

Born at Eminence, Ky., in 1870, Miss McClure came to Texas at an early age and resided in Corsicana a number of years.

She is survived by two brothers, M. J. McClure, Corsicana; R. M. McClure, Trinidad, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Alice Griffith, Port Arthur and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Earl Griffith, George McClure, Thomas McClure, Robert McClure, Wesley Edens, Sr., Earl Presley, Albert Fullerton, N. F. Garrett.

Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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Lena Mae McClure
Oct 27, 1898 - Jun 26, 1956

Extended Illness Is Fatal Tuesday To Miss McClure

Miss Lena Mae McClure, supervisor of music and penmanship in the Corsicana school system since 1929, died in the Navarro Clinic early Tuesday morning following a prolonged illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church, assisted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Miss McClure began her teaching career at the Petty’s Chapel school in 1917, instructing in high school subjects. She continued at Petty’s Chapel until 1923 when she joined the Corsicana public school faculty and taught in the Travis School until 1926. For the next three years she was music and penmanship instructor at the junior high school and then was promoted to head both departments for the entire system.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. M. J. McClure, Corsicana; four sisters, Miss Corinne McClure, Mrs. Leo Gourley and Miss Lillian McClure, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jennie Bell Burris, Houston; three brothers, Tommy McClure, Corsicana; George McClure, Clarksville, Texas, and Robert McClure, U. S. Army, Fort Ord, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. H. Norwood, Dr. E. H. Newton, Earl Presley, Campbell Gillespie, Harry Auld, Curry Butler and C. O. Curington. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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Clifford Littleton Brown, Sr.
May 14, 1878 - Apr 16, 1956

Wednesday Rites For C. L. Brown

Funeral services for Clifford Littleton, Brown, 77-year-old Mexia oil man, former Corsicana, who died in a Houston Hospital Monday night, were held from the First Baptist church in Mexia Wednesday 3 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Edwin Mays, pastor of the church and Rev. Cecil Ellis, pastor of the First Methodist church in Mexia.

A native of Kilmarnock, Va., Brown was born May 14, 1878. He moved to Mexia in 1921 during the oil boom and a few years later came to Corsicana, returning to Mexia in 1935.

Surviving are a son, Clifford L. Brown, Jr., Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. E. G. Hall, Mexia; six grandchildren, one great-grandson.

Brown was the owner of the C. L. Brown Oil Company in Mexia and owned extensive oil properties in Beaumont and Orange.

Corley directed.

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Laura (Elmore) Wilkerson
Dec 14, 1864 - Mar 6, 1942

BURNS PROVE FATAL FOR AGED CORSICANA WOMAN ON FRIDAY

Mrs. Laura Wilkerson, aged 74 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the P. and S. Hospital Friday afternoon at 2:45 o’clock from severe body burns sustained at her home, 1530 West Fifth Avenue early Friday morning.

Flames from a gas stove were said to have accidentally ignited her clothing.

Mrs. Wilkerson is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Eula Coulson, Corsicana; a son, Emmett Wilkerson, Dallas attorney; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Mrs. Wilkerson was rushed to the hospital in a Sutherland-McCammon ambulance Friday morning.

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Edmond B. “Ed” Lockett
May 6, 1867 - Nov 10, 1950

E. B. Lockett Rites Sunday

Funeral services for Edmond B. Lockett, 62, long-time Corsicana resident, who died Friday in Austin, were held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Peyton C. Goodman, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred M. Allison, Jr., Corsicana and Mrs. Cletus Wray, Houston; four grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bobby Butler, Fred M. Allison, Jr., Lt. Col. Cletus Wray, Eugene Harwell, Amos Harwell and J. D. Dowd.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Carrie Estell (Bush) Lockett-Middlebrooks
Jun 2, 1892 - Feb 18, 1948

Mrs. Middlebrooks Dies In Hospital

Mrs. W. B. Middlebrooks, 55, lifelong resident of Corsicana, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic early Wednesdy afternoon following a long illness.

She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Fred M. Allison, Jr., and Mrs. Cletus Ray, both of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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RITES FRIDAY FOR MRS. MIDDLEBROOKS; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. W. B. Middlebrooks, 55, life-long Corsicana resident, who died Wednesday afternoon at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic after an extended illness, were held Friday morning at 10:;30 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Fred M. Allison, Jr., and Mrs. Cletus Wray, both of Corsicana; several grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Burleigh Butler, Mrs. J. D. Harwell and Mrs. Alfred Dowd, all of Corsicana; two brothers, George Bush, Corsicana, and J. W. Bush, Tyler; three step-children, Mrs. J. D. Walker, Corsicana; Mrs. Sarah McGee, Longview, and Allen Middlebrooks, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bobby Butler, J. D. Dowd, Amos Harwell, Eugene Harwell, Charles Allen, Emory Burden, Ernest Byrd, D. E. Summerall and Richard Pritchard, all nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 20, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Edmond Bradley “Ed” Lockett 2nd husband William Beeman Middlebrooks married Aug. 17, 1940 d/o George Amos Bush & Sarah Florence (Edgar) Bush buried in Hopewell Cemetery

Guilford Treadwell
Aug 29, 1872 - Aug 24, 1913

Mr. Guilford Treadwell

By special request, the following lines were written in memory of Mr. Guilford Treadwell, whose tragic death, by accidental drowning in the Concho river occurred in the early autumn, just as the leaves were beginning to fall.

One bright sunny autumn day,
A merry group of young men pleasantly motored their way,
From the little city of San Angelo,
To the beautiful river Concho,
Away from the city with its ills that fret,
From cares and sorrows and all regret,
Where they had planned a delightful outing to spend,
Little dreaming that their joys must so soon so soon end—
For sometime all went merry as a marriage bell
With camping, hunting, fishing, nothing of funeral knell
But suddenly in the twinkling of an eye
One of the party, heard a loud, shrill cry
Of Help! Help! How distressing it must have been,
The horror of that awful moment none can pen—
Almost transfixed with sudden fright
Then rushing to the rescue with all his might—
Plunging, struggling, sinking, then rising again,
This brave young here tried to save the life of his friend,
But, alas! In the cool, clean waters of the Concho,
Down, down, to rest on the rocks below,
The body of Mr. Guilford Treadwell sank slowly out of sight,
While his companion, even the noonday’s sun seemed as dark as night
Exhausted and horror stricken, but hastening the sad news to bear,
To the remainder of the party who were fishing near,
Then to the city, with white faces trembling hands and hearts all broken,
The death message to the aged father and meet
Sister was tenderly spoken,
And to distant loved ones the news was quickly sent
Doubtless no day for them was ever more horribly spent,
Back to Corsicana, the home of his boyhood, the body was tenderly conveyed,
And by the side of his dear sweet sweet mother in Oakwood was gently laid,
While loved ones wept for the son, brother, and friend,
Is there no union here of hearts that finds not here, an end?
And yet life is sweet, beautiful, noble and grand,
Even though, its mysteries we do not understand,
His friends he counted by the score,
But those who knew him best, loved him more.
His good quanities upon memory’s golden tablet we write
While his faults we blot from our sight,
And although snatched from earth, without a moment’s warning,
Weep not bereaved ones, in a fairer clime, you’ll meet again, some bright glad morning.
With sympathy,
MRS. S. M. ROUGHTON,
Corsicana, Texas, Dec. 8, 1913

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Joseph V. Watkins
Aug 22, 1858 - Nov 12, 1913

Died.

Mr. J. V. Watkins died last night at 12 o’clock at his place of residence, No. 109 North Twentieth street, at the age of 54 years, and his remains will be laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery at 5 o’clock. Rev. Neal W. Turner, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, will conduct the services. The deceased is survived by his wife and a married son, Mr. T. N. Watkins, both of whom were at his bedside.

Mr. Watkins was well known over the state. For a number of years he was in the newspaper business at Nocono, Montague County, and later pursued the same business in Corsicana. He was a man who had conviction and feared not to express them in the columns of his newspaper, but withal he was a mild-mannered man, courteous at all times and ever considerate of the opinions of others. In later years he turned his efforts in the direction of interurban building and at the time of his death was interested in promoting a proposed line from Waco south to Austin, about which considerable has been said in the newspapers. He was well known in Corsicana where his wife and son have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. While Mr. Watkins has been in failing health for several months his death came as a shock to his many friends here.

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Gustavus Adolphus Treadwell
Oct 16, 1838 - Nov 12, 1923

It was learned this morning that Mr. G. A. Treadwell, the venerable father of Mr. Lawrence Treadwell had passed away at the home of his son at six o’clock yesterday afternoon. Mr. Treadwell had lived to a ripe old age and had been a valued citizen of Navarro county for many years. It is with a tinge of sadness that we part with our fine old men of by gone days. Mr. Treadwell was buried this afternoon at 3:30 in Oakwood, the funeral being held at the home of Mr. Lawrence Treadwell,. Mr. Treadwell is survived by his son Lawrence of Corsicana, and daughters, Mrs. R. L. Simmons of Oklahoma and Mrs. H. P. Story of Texas City.

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G. A. TREADWELL DIED AT HOME OF HIS SON MONDAY

FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

G. A. Treadwell who was eighty five years of age on the 16th of October just passed, died last evening at 6 o’clock at the home of his son Lawrence Treadwell, and the funeral took place at 3:30 this afternoon from the home, with interment in Oakwood, Revs. Alonzo Monk and C. A. Bickley officiated, and W. A. Tarver, O. L. Albritton, J. S. Eubank, A. G. Elliott, J. L. Halbert and J. S. Callicutt acted as pallbearers. There was a large attendance at the funeral and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased was born in Vicksburg, Miss., October 16, 1838, and was married on October 3, 1869. He came to Texas in 1874, and had lived in this county since then. For many years he lived in the Roane community, but for the past twenty-two years had resided in Corsicana. The deceased was a Confederate Veteran and a member of the Methodist church, and in all essentials during his long life he was a good man, and all who knew him, not only esteemed, but honored him. He was a man of excellent intelligence, and even in his venerable years after the infirmities of age had weakened his body, his mind was still active, and he kept abreast of the events of the day and always delighted in those things that went for the betterment of mankind and for the good of his country. Truly a good man has passed from the walks of life, and his memory will linger with those who knew him till time with them shall be no more. Surviving the deceased are three children, Lawrence Treadwell, of Corsicana, Mrs. L. R. Simmons of Shawnee, Okla., and Mrs. H. M. Strong of Texas City.

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Lawrence Treadwell, Sr.
Oct 12, 1874 - May 8, 1944

L. TREADWELL DIED MONDAY FOLLOWING ILLNES FEW DAYS

FUNERAL SERVICES INCOMPLETE FOR PROMINENT CORSICANA ATTORNEY

Lawrence Treadwell, age 69, years, prominent Corsicana attorney, died at the P. and S. Hospital here Monday morning following an illness of several days. Funeral arrangements are pending word from his son.

A native Texas, he came to Corsicana in 1902 and has been engaged in the practice of law here since that time. Most of his practice was confined to civil law and he made an enviable reputation in his profession.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; a son, Lieut. Commander Lawrence R. Treadwell, Jr., U. S. Navy; two daughters, Miss Catherine Treadwell, Corsicana; Mrs. Neil Harris, Texas City; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Simmons, Sapulpa Okla., Mrs. Harvey Strong, Texas City, a grandson, and other relatives.

Treadwell took an active part in civic and church affairs. He was at one time a member of the Lions club and at the time of his death was a member of the board of trustees of the First Methodist church. He was a member of the Brotherhood Bible Class and a former teacher of the class.

Corley’s Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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Funeral Services Wednesday 5 P. M. For L. Treadwell

Funeral services for Lawrence Treadwell, age 69 years, prominent attorney who died at the P. and S. Hospital here Monday morning will be held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk and Dr. John W. Bergin will conduct the rites and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native Texan and a resident of Corsicana over 40 years, he was well known here and over the state. Active in civic, business and church circles he was one of the leading attorneys of the city.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Lieut. Commander Lawrence R. Treadwell, Jr. U. S. Navy; two daughters, Miss Catherine Treadwell, Corsicana; Mrs. Neil Harris, Texas City; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Simmons, Sepulpa, Okla.; Mrs. Harvey Strong, Texas City, a grandson and other relatives.

Lt. Com. Treadwell is now located somewhere in the South Pacific area, based on a carrier, and the family has been unable to contact him up to the present time.

Pallbearers will be H. R. Stroube, W. C. Stroube, R. D. Fleming, R. L. Wheelock, Ben Blackmon, J. L. Collins, Dr. Leslie Kelton, O. L. Albritton, and Jerry Roe.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Navarro county Bar Association and members of the board of stewards of the First Methodist church.

Interested In Community
Devoting much of his life in the service of the people of Navarro county, Treadwell was interested in all matters pertaining to education and upbuilding of the community and state. He was one of the organizers of the Corsicana Abstract Company in 1921.

A member of the First Methodist church, the Navarro County Bar Association, YMCA, a former member of the Corsicana Lions Club and the Corsicana Country Club, he was also a member of the Blue Lodge and Royal Arch Masons.

Born at Pine Hill, Rusk county, Treadwell’s family was prominent in the early day history, not only of Texas but in North Carolina and Mississippi.

He received his education at Southwestern Academy, Magnolia, Ark., and at Baylor University, Waco. He taught school in Navarro county for several years. Reading law under the direction of the late Judge S. R. Frost and R. S. Neblett he was later admitted to the bar and has been a practicing attorney here for 40 years.

He was married in Corsicana to Miss Maude Carter, June 14, 1906.

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Out of town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of the late Lawrence Treadwell on Wednesday afternoon were Mrs. L. R. Simmons of Sulphur, Okla.; Mrs. H. M. Strong and Mrs. Neil Harris and son, Richard Neil, of Texas City; Mrs. Roxie Kee and sons, Messrs. Basil and J. V. Kee and Messrs. Tom and L. L. Bonner of Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. Jake Grice; Mesdames Norman Morrison, Forest Reid and Jessie Moffett of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Carter and family of Coolidge; Mr. and Mrs. Worcester Jennings and daughter, Rosa of Kerens, and Rev. John W. Bergin of Waco.

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SOCIAL REVUE

Lieut. Comdr. Lawrence Treadwell, Jr., has arrived by plane to visit his mother and sister, Mrs. L. Treadwell and Miss Catherine Treadwell.

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Maude (Carter) Treadwell
Apr 27, 1879 - Sep 12, 1947

WIDOW OF CORSICANA ATTORNEY TREADWELL

Mrs. Lawrence Treadwell, aged 58 years, former Corsicana resident, died in a Beaumont hospital Friday morning at 2 o’clock. She had been ill a week.

Funeral arrangements had not been perfected early Friday afternoon, but the rites will be held here.

A native of Tyler, Mrs. Treadwell spent most of her life in Corsicana, moving to Beaumont two years ago. She was the widow of the late Lawrence Treadwell, well-known and prominent attorney who died several years ago.

Surviving are a son, Lawrence Treadwell, California; two daughters, Miss Catherine Treadwell, Beaumont, and Mrs. Neil Harris, Corsicana; four grandchildren and several brothers and sisters.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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RITES SLATED AT 5 P.M. MONDAY FOR MRS. L. TREADWELL

Funeral services for Mrs. Lawrence Treadwell, aged 68 years, who died in Beaumont early Friday morning will be held from the Corley Funeral chapel Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Q. Kennaugh, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

A native of Navarro county, Mrs. Treadwell resided her until two years ago when she moved to Beaumont. She was the widow of the late Lawrence Treadwell, wellknown and prominent attorney. She was a life-long Methodist and was a circle leader in the First Methodist church here until ill-health several years ago required that she curtail her church work and other activities.

Survivors are a son, Lawrence Treadwell, Elcahon, Calif.; two daughters, Miss Catherine Treadwell, Beaumont, and Mrs. Neil Harris, Corsicana; two granddaughters, four sisters, Mrs. Roxie Kee and Mrs. Tom R. Bonner, both of Beaumont; Mrs. Minnie Cochrum, Montivello, Calif. And Mrs. Carrie McReynolds, Washington, D. C.; two brothers, C. D. Carter, Dawson, and James Elbert Carter, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Lewis, Ben Blackmon, Randolph Jackson, Dr. Leslie Kelton, Arthur Wareing, J. C. Roe, Elmer Butler and Elton Tinkle.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 15, 1947 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Out-Of-Town Friends, Relatives At Rites For Mrs. Treadwell

Among the out-of –town relatives and friends who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. L. Treadwell were Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Bonner, Tom Bonner, Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Key, Mr. and Mrs. Basil Key and Miss Roxie Key of Beaumont; Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Carter of Amarillo; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Carter, Mr. and Mrs. Lum Carter of Dawson; Mr. and Mrs. Brown of Lockhart; Mr. and Mrs. Worster Jennings, and Miss Ross Jennings of Athens; Mesdames Forest Reed and N. Morrison of Dallas.

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Trixie J. Byrne
May 24, 1905 - May 12, 1909

Deaths.

Texie Burnes, Mildred, May 12, aged 7 years.

Joesephine Speed, Powell, May 13, aged 3 months and 20 days.

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Ella E. (Love) Berry
Jan 19, 1876 - Jun 13, 1911

Providence News.

Dear Editor and Chats;

On the evening of June 13rh God in his mysterious way entered the home of Mr. M. A. Berry and took from him his loving companion, Mrs. Ella Berry, who had suffered for about 12 long months. She bore her sufferings so patiently. She lived a true Christian life. She leaves a broken-hearted husband, a mother, four sisters, and a host of friends to mourn her death. Weep not, dear husband, for your loss is heaven’s gain, and some sweet day there will be a day of rejoicing. She cannot come back to us but we can go to her. She was laid to rest in Providence cemetery on June 14th, Rev. R. C. A. Ashcraft conducting the funeral services.

Mrs. Lizzie Lawrence of East Texas, Mrs. Berry’s sister, came to attend the funeral.

June 15. Dish Washer

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Since I last wrote the Death Angel has visited our community and took from us our dear friend, Mrs. Ella Berry, who departed this life the 14th day of this month. She had been sick nearly a year when God saw fit to take her to a brighter world. She has five children who have gone on before to beckon her home. She was laid to rest in the Providence cemetery. Weep not, dear husband, for thou knowest Ella is not dead, only sleepeth. Ella was loved by everybody that knew her. She was a faithful Christian until at last the Lord said, well done, thou good and faithful servant. Ella has gone to reap what she has sown. She will not only be missed from the home but from the church and community. She leaves a husband, mother and several brothers and sisters to mourn her loss.

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Roland Reeves Bryan
Nov 12, 1849 - Mar 26, 1915

Died in Masonic Home.

Roland R. Bryan, aged 65 years and 5 months, and for many years a resident of this county, living in the Eureka and Mildred communities, and later on J. S. Murchison’s farm near town, died in the Masonic Home at Arlington, Tarrant county, yesterday, and the remains were brought here at noon today accompanied by his wife, and interment will take place tomorrow afternoon, but it is not decided at this hour whether burial will take place in Oakwood in Corsicana or at Provident cemetery near Navarro.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. J. F. Rouse of Corsicana and John Bryan of Eureka.

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Nannie Belle (Kent) Bryan
Oct 9, 1887 - Jan 10, 1956

Mrs. Nannie Bryan Expires Tuesday

Mrs. Nannie Kent Bryan died Tuesday night at the Navarro Clinic.

Funeral services will be held from the Providence Baptist Church Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Providence cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. O. L. McCollum.

A native of Eureka, Mrs. Bryan had resided in the Eureka and Mildred communities all of her life.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Warren, Mildred; a son, H. R. Bryan, Seminole, Texas; a sister, Miss Roxie Kent, Corsicana; three brothers, A. C. Kent, Corsicana; Hub Kent, Waxahachie, and Bill Kent, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Thursday Rites For Mrs. Bryan

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Kent Bryan, 67, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Providence Baptist Church.

The rites were conducted by Rev. O. L. McCollum. Burial was in the Providence cemetery.

A native of Eureka, Mrs. Bryan had resided in the Eureka and Mildred communities all of her life.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Warren, Mildred; a son, H. R. Bryan, Seminole; a sister Miss Roxie Kent, Corsicana; three brothers, A. C. Kent, Corsicana; Hub Kent, Waxahachie, and Bill Kent, Dallas; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were C. G. Rash, W. D. Bennett, Bob McNeil, Dale Rash, R. M. Martin and Lewell Rash.

McCammon directed.

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Julia Belle (White) Kent
Mar 4, 1856 - Nov 20, 1930

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY WAS BURIED FRIDAY

Mrs. Julia Bell Kent, aged 74 years, died at the family home, 1214 West Collin street, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the funeral services were held at 12 o’clock Friday from the family home with interment in the Providence cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Kent was a native of Arkansas, but had resided in Navarro county 58 years.

Surviving are her husband, George H. Kent, two daughters, Miss Roxie Kent and Mrs. J. R. Bryan, both of Corsicana; three sons, A. C. Kent and H. J. Kent, both of Mildred, and W. T. Kent, Dallas; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Garland Kent, Bob Kent, Ira Kent, Emby Kent, Mataw Kent and Melvin Kent.

The funeral was directed by Sutherland Funeral Home.

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William Beeman Middlebrooks
Sep 8, 1883 - Mar 11, 1961

Services Held Sunday For Mildred Man

Final rites for W. B. Middlebrooks, 77, Mildred resident, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning, were held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Providence cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, and Rev. Gerald Williamson, pastor of the Mildred Baptist church.

Middlebrooks was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife of Mildred; a son, Allen Middlebrooks, Navarro; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Walker, Corsicana; Mrs. Curtis Magee, Longview, and Mrs. B. F. Arnett, Arlington; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a brother, N. J. Middlebrooks, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. E. A. Eliot, Richland and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Scott Harvard, H. B. Fouty, William Henderson, Ray Dixon, John Grantham, Willard Summerall, Dr. Louis Gibson, Dr. Willard Karn and Dr. Robert D. Bone.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March, 13, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ione (Tate) Middlebrooks married Nov. 24, 1906 2nd wife Carried Estell (Bush) Lockett-Middlebrooks married Aug. 17, 1940 3rd wife unknown s/o J. B. Middlebrooks & Sarah (House) Middlebrooks

Timothy Ray "Tim" Nichols
Mar 17, 1962 - Jun 6, 2015

Mr. Timothy R. Nichols, 53, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2015, at Navarro Regional Hospital.
He was born March 17, 1962 (St. Patrick’s Day) in Corsicana to Bobbie and Geral Nichols.
Tim worked approximately 20 years with K-Mart Distribution Center. He was the first 19-year-old they had ever hired in management, thanks to Mr. Dan Bloom. After K-Mart Distribution Center closed Tim opened his own business, Tim’s Tires and Wheels in Corsicana.
He is survived by his parents, Geral and Bobbie Nichols; his brother, Tommy Nichols; and his sister, Marsha Stearman and husband Mike. Tim is also survived by his niece, Brandi Stearman, and nephews, Justin Stearman and T.J. Nichols and wife Hillary; and his special great niece, Addison Stearman; and special great nephew, Zane Stearman and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, June 8, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Gary W. Johnson and the Rev. Chandler Ragland officiating. Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers are Bill Cunningham, Mike Dockery, Rob Dunn, Julius Flores, Johnny Lake and Lee Thomas.
Honorary pallbearers are Elmer Tanner, Jimmy Nicholson, Bobby Armstrong, Mike Fields, Les Cotton, John Nelson, Paul Wilson and Darrell Waller.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church at 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, TX 75110 or the American Cancer Society – Texas at 2433 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX 78754.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Billy C. Bartee
abt 1966 - June 5, 2015

Billy C. Bartee, 49, of Corsicana, passed away Friday, June 5, 2015.
Wake services are 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary Chapel. Funeral services are 1 p.m. Friday, June 12,
2015 at Second Mission Baptist Church located at 909 South Fifth Street with Pastor Curtis R. Johnson officiating. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Timothy Abb Curry
Apr 3, 1965 - July 7, 2015

Timothy Abb Curry, 50, passed away Tuesday, July 7, 2015. He was born April 3, 1965 in Corsicana to R.T. Curry and Gelene Jordan Curry. Mr. Curry had worked for Keeton Services for three years and was currently employed for Collin Street Bakery where he was supervisor in the warehouse for the past year and a half.
He is survived by his wife LeAnn Curry of Mildred; four children, Timothy Abb Curry II and wife Aimee of Lake Whitney, Whitney Curry of Round Rock, Jake Welch of San Marcos and Sam Curry of Mildred; and two grandchildren, Avery Curry and Abigail Norris. He is also survived by aunts and uncle, Jo Curry of Sulphur Springs, Joan Paschal and husband Bug of Mexia, Tom Jordan and wife Faye of Elkins Lake and Lena Rose Jordan of Nacogdoches; one brother, Skip Curry and wife Vivian of Kingswood; sister-in-law, Tonya Bowen and husband Craig of Southlake; brother-in-law, Michael Fields of Corsicana; nieces and nephews, Ryan Curry and wife Kindra, Lauren Bowen, Mitchell Bowen, Tristan Fields and Misti Bush.
He is preceded in death by his parents, R.T. and Gelene Curry; brother, Carl Dean Curry and sister, Joan Curry Roby.
Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, July 13, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Jimmy Glenn officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ryan Curry, Tommy Johnston, Levi Plunkett, Dave Grant, Keith Kahanek, James Blakeslee.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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  • Submitted by Polly Winn & Karen Rost
  • h/o Dana Dee (Dawson) Curry-Followwell and LeAnn (Fields) Accipiter-Welch-Curry; s/o R.T. Curry & Ruth Gelene (Jordan) Curry

John Burleson Hopkins
Sept 29, 1944 - June 5, 2015

John Burleson Hopkins was born Sept. 29, 1944 in San Angelo, Texas and was the only child of Clayton Marion and Lucille Miller Hopkins. He was educated in the San Angelo schools and graduated from Central High School in 1962. He attended Texas A&M University and received a degree in marketing in 1966.

He married the former Sherrie Seely of San Angelo on Dec. 22, 1964 and celebrated 50 years of marriage this past year.

He retired from a 28-year career with the state of Texas in 2004 where he worked for three separate agencies, including the Department of Human Services, Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and the Texas Youth Commission, including seven years in Corsicana. Prior to his career with the state, he worked for General Telephone Company for 10 years. Post-retirement, he worked part-time as a tutor and substitute teacher for the Bryan Independent School District.

John was most recently a member of Crestview Baptist in Georgetown, Texas, but was a faithful member, deacon and Sunday School teacher for numerous churches, including First Baptist Church, Corsicana. He volunteered for youth sports leagues as a coach and board member. John was past District Governor of Lions MD2-X3, as well as past president of the Lone Star Lions Eye Bank. He also served as a volunteer for the Bridge Ministries in Bryan, and as a phone volunteer with the Billy Graham Evangelical Association call center.

He passed away Friday, June 5, 2015. He is survived by his wife Sherrie of Georgetown, son Clay and his wife Cynthia of Rowlett, daughter Christi and her husband Matt of Leander, four grandchildren, Brandon, Haley, Abby and Hannah. He also leaves behind many cousins whom he considered his brothers and sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church, Bryan, Texas with Dr. Clay Hopkins presiding. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The Bridge Ministries, 1401 W. MLK St., Suite 201, Bryan, TX 77803 or Texas Lions Camp, P.O Box 290247, Kerrville, TX 78029.

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Benjamin Franklin Ridings
Mar 24, 1856 - Jan 25, 1956

E.F. Ridings, 99, Dies Wednesday; Services Friday

E.F. [sic] Ridings, 99, retired farmer, died at the Hilliard Home here Wednesday night.

Born March 24, 1856, in Mississippi, Ridings had resided in Navarro County 50 years. He made his home at Purdon, Pursley, Wortham and Corsicana before going to the Hilliard Home.

Surviving are two sons, R.F. Ridings, Waco, and A.J. Ridings, Clifton; five daughters, Mrs. Annie Johnson, Waco; Mrs. Donna Mae Lawless, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Kate Sheppard, Goldthwaite; Mrs. Dorothy Simpson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Edna Ellison, Fort Worth; and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday at 1:30 p.m. with burial in the Bennett cemetery at Pisgah Ridge.

The rites will be codnucted [sic] by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist Church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 26, 1956
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • View Obituary Clipping
  • h/o Kate Ridings - s/o William Henry Ridings and Mary Ridings
  • Burial: The only Bennett Cem. in Navarro Co. is near Streetman and the note shows that it was bulldozed in the 70s. The only people listed in Find a Grave in Bennett Cem. died in the 1800s.

Percy Leon "Leon" Fletcher
Sept 15, 1917 - June 5, 2015

P.L. (Leon) Fletcher of Corsicana passed away Friday, June 5, 2015 at Brookdale Assisted Living in Corsicana. He was born Sept. 15, 1917, to Percy and Lila Fletcher in Kerens, Texas. He moved to Corsicana at the age of 3 and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1935. He was a member of the Corsicana 1932 Championship Football Team.
He is preceded in death by his parents Percy and Lila Fletcher.
He married Merinelle Clark on Sept. 19, 1942 and they were blessed with two children, Daun and Scott.
Leon enlisted in the Army Air Corp in 1942 and was discharged in 1945. He was employed by Magnolia Pipeline for 32 years living in Corsicana, Houston, Freer, Luling and Anchorage, Alaska. He was loaned to Alyeska Pipeline in Alaska to assist in finishing line and bringing in the first oil from Purdhoe to Valdez in 1977. He retired from Mobil and stayed two more years with Alyeska.
Leon loved the YMCA, especially Peggy Campbell and her swim class. He was privileged to serve two terms on the YMCA board. He and Merinelle loved to travel and saw most of the world.
Leon is survived by his wife of 72 years, Merinelle, daughter, Daun and husband Tom Wilson, son Scott Fletcher and wife Janet, grandchildren, Mark Wilson, Julie Wyatt, Polly Hawthorne, Christopher Fletcher, and seven great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.
Family would like to thank the caring staff at Brookdale Assisted Living and Hand and Hand Hospice.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Navarro County Humane Society, Hand in Hand Hospice, 208 S. 31st. Corsicana, Texas 75110, YMCA 400 Oaklawn Corsicana, Texas 75110 or charity of your choice.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Ish Long
Nov 27, 1959 - June 9, 2015

James Ish Long was born in Denton, Texas on Nov. 27, 1959. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side in Barry, Texas on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. He married Gwen Arnold on June 30, 1984 and divorced Jan. 21, 1998.
He is survived by his daughter, Shelley Marie and husband Devin Powers and granddaughter Lily Marie of Savoy, Texas and son Kevin James and wife Macey Long of Greenville, Texas. He is also survived by his parents, James and Doris Long of Barry; brother Lloyd (Rusty) and wife Pam Long of Lewisville; sister, Daphne and husband Ricky Tanner of Carrollton; sister Sandra and husband Lester Williams of Princeton. He also had numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, some of which aren't, but call him Uncle Jim. He loved them all. He made friends so easily and was very close to his cousins.
Jim loved to fish and go dove hunting. He liked to play little league football and baseball. He was a member of the First Methodist Church in Carrollton, but more recently went to Barry Baptist Church. He will be missed by many.
He started working for his dad and uncle Lamon for Texan Building Contractors with the work program at school for credit and then later for Texan Framing Contracting, Inc. with his brother and dad. He was a framer until he fell off the house and broke his femur bone. He was a full-time farmer with his dad after that.
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be his nephews, Michael and Brian Tanner, Stuart Long, and Gregory, Bradley and Zachery Williams.
There will be a private family burial at Prairie Mound Cemetery, Argyle.
In lieu of flowers please donate to UT Southwestern Medical Center, P.O. Box 845347, Dallas, Texas 75284-5347 or Barry Baptist Church.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Alice Rebecca (Cox) Treadwell
Sep 16, 1880 - Mar 13, 1971

Mrs. Treadwell Rites Monday

Mrs. Alice Cox Treadwell in her early 90’s former resident of Corsicana for many years, died Saturday in Dallas, where she had lived for some time.

Funeral services will be in Dallas at 2:30 Monday afternoon at Sparkman’s Funeral Home on Ross Ave., with graveside services to follow in Corsicana at the family lot in Oakwood Cemetery, at about 4:30.

Survivors include a nephew, Maurice Young of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives who were former residents of this area, with many relatives living in the Blooming Grove area.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, March 14, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Oscar Pierce Treadwell, Sr. married Jun. 7, 1905 buried at Ft. McKavett, San Angelo, Tx; d/o Joseph Loyd Cox & Frances Eulalia (Gill) Cox

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Treadwell Rites

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. in Dallas for Mrs. Alice Cox Treadwell, 90, who died there Saturday. Graveside rites and burial were to follow Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. J. L. Glaze officiating.

A former resident of Corsicana for many years, she is survived by one son, Pierce Treadwell, Garland; three daughters, Mrs. Guy Powers, Tulsa, Okla., Mrs. R. B. Stovall, Jr., Naples, and Miss Grace Treadwell, Dallas; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; three brothers, A. B. Cox, Plainview; Elbert Cox, Waco, and Francis Cox, Tyler; a sister, Mrs. A. C. Swinney, Ringland, Okla.; and several nieces and nephews, including Maurice Young, Corsicana.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Myrtle E. (Sink) Martin-Treadwell
Oct 16, 1888 - Jan 12, 1949

HEART ATTACK IS FATAL WEDNESDAY TO MRS. TREADWELL

Mrs. Myrtle Sink Treadwell, life-long Corsicana resident, 503 South Eighteenth street, was pronounced dead upon arrival at the P. and S. Hospital during the noon hour Wednesday. A heart attack was ascribed as the cause of death.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Treadwell was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joel Sink of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, O. F. Treadwell, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Coy Mae McCullough, George West, Texas; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan 12, 1949
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Charles Henry Martin married Oct. 26, 1903 2nd husband Ocie Franklin Treadwell married Jun. 14, 1924 d/o Joel Sink and Nancy M. (Chaffee) Sink

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MRS. TREADWELL DIES WEDNESDAY; RITES THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Myrtle Sink Treadwell, 60, life-long Corsicana resident, who died Wednesday afternoon of a heart attack, were held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which Mrs. Treadwell was a member.

Mrs. Treadwell was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joel Sink of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, O. F. Treadwell, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Coy Mae McCullough, George West; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were W. L. Lynch, Oscar Ashmore, Oscar Bird, L. J. White, Roy Bristow and Marvin Tekell.

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Emma (Vogel) Redden
May 15, 1861 - Jun 25, 1933

MRS. EMMA REDDEN PASSES AWAY AFTER ILLNESS FEW DAYS

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN TO BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY MONDAY

Mrs. Emma Redden, aged 72 years, wife of J. P. Redden, died at the family home, 624 North Beaton street, Sunday evening at 6 o’clock following a several days illness and the funeral was scheduled to be held from the family home Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were to be conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mrs. Redden was of a quiet and unassuming disposition and loved her home and family and found her greatest pleasures in her home, her family and her church, she being one of the oldest in point of service in St. John’s Episcopal church of Corsicana. When her health permitted she was in her pew at the Sunday services and her cheerful manner and unfailing trust in her God was a source of inspiration for those who knew her best.

Mrs. Redden was a pioneer resident of Corsicana and during her long residence here, she had made a host of friends by her kindly disposition and had held them through her unfailing courtesy and desire to be of help to all around her. She will be greatly missed by a wide circle of friends who will grieve with her family at her passing.

Surviving are her husband, a daughter, Mrs. Fred M. Allison, and a grandson, Fred M. Allison, Jr., all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were to be Robert Watt, Sid Story, John Redden, Jester Pittman, W. A. Mowlam, and J. N. Edens.

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

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. REDDEN

Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Redden, 72, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday evening, were held from the family residence, 624 North Beaton street, Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church of which Mrs. Redden was a long-time member. Special songs were furnished by a quartet composed of Lloyd Kerr, Edgar Metcalf, and Mesdames A. A. Guess and Charles Highnote.

Surviving are her husband, J. P. Redden, a daughter, Mrs. Fred M. Allison, and a grandson, Fred M. Allison, Jr., all of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Robert Watt, Sid Story, John Redden, Jester Pittman, W. A. Mowlam and J. N. Edens.

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

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Out of Town Friends And Relatives Attend Mrs. Redden’s Rites.

A number of out-of-town relatives and friends came Monday to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the memory of their beloved relative and friend, Mrs. Emma Redden, who passed away Sunday evening at 5:45 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Fred M. Allison, 624, North Beaton Street. Funeral services were held at the home at 4 O’clock, and Mrs. Redden was laid to rest in Oakwood under a wealth of lovely flowers. Those attending other than the large concourse of Corsicana friends were, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kennon, Mrs. John Kennon and Mrs. J, K. Hughes of Mexia; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Freeman, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Ammerman and Mrs. Fletcher, Longview; Mr. and Mrs. Domingue, Trinity; and Mrs. A. D. Redden, Mrs. Frank Redden, and son, Douglas of Ennis.

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Fannie Eulalia (Gill) Cox
Aug 31, 1859 - May 3, 1945

FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD FRIDAY FOR PIONEER WOMAN

Funeral services for Mrs. J. L. Cox, aged 85 years, who died at her home, 214 South Fourteenth street, Thursday afternoon, were held from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mrs. Cox was the widow of the late J. L. Cox, pioneer Navarro countian, former official and railroad man.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. Alice Treadwell, Dallas; Mrs. F. R. Young, Corsicana; A. B. and A. G. Cox, both of Plainview; Mrs. A. C. Swinney, Ringling Okla.; E. T. Cox, Waco, and F. H. Cox, Tyler, 23 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. P. Treadwell, Lt. Com. R. R. Rubottom, W. L. David, E. Y. Cunningham, Durwood Robinson and Beorge Eliot.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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