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Katie Josephine French
Mar 5, 1902 - May 3, 1996

Memorial services for Katie French, a longtime teacher in Brushie Prairie living in DeQueen, Ark., will be at 3 p.m. Sunday at Brushy Prairie Methodist Church. She was buried last week in Dawson. G.W. French will deliver the message at the service.

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William Floyd Hagle
Oct 12, 1897 - Jan 15, 1983

Floyd Hagle, 85, retired Dawson farmer, died Saturday night in Hubbard Hospital after a lengthy illness.

Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Eubanks Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard with burial in Dawson Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Effie Bee Hagle, Dawson; one son, B.L. Hagle, Dawson, owner of Corsicana drive-in-theater; three grandsons and one granddaughter; two great-grandsons and three great-granddaughters; two sisters, Mrs. Vera Cox, of Waco; and one brother, Doyle Hagle, of Dawson.

Notes:

  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept., Corsicana Library
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Effie Dee (Sykes) Hagle m. Dec. 26, 1921 Navarro Co. TX; s/o Joseph Franklin Hagle Jr. & Ola (Coker) Hagle

Larry O'Neal Slater
Nov 27, 1953 - Jun 28, 1979

BLOOMING GROVE - Services will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Central Baptist Church for Larry O. Slater, 25, resident of Mexia, who was killed instantly as he was changing a tire on the highway and was struck by a passing car Thursday in Mexia.

The Revs. Weldon Barnard and Ed Burkett will officiate, with burial following at Dawson Cemetery. He was an employee of Mexia Tank Company.

Survivors include a daughter Virginia Gale Slater of Waco; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woylie O. Slater of Hubbard; two brothers, Mike Slater of Tennessee Colony, Terry Slater of Blooming Grove; two sisters, Teresa Mayfield of Coolidge, Donna Watson of Hubbard; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles M. Slater of Blooming Grove and a grandmother, Mrs. Dora Parker of Hubbard.

Arrangements are with Ballard Funeral Home in Blooming Grove.

Notes:

  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept., Corsicana Library
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Woylie O'Neal Slater & Eddie Pearl (Havis) Slater

Roberta (Carter) Yelldell-Christal
Apr 6, 1900 - Aug 20, 1981

Dawson - Mrs. Roberta Christal, 81, of Dawson, died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.

Service is Sunday, 11 a.m. House of Refuge Church of God in Christ in Dawson.

Elder L.C. Coleman, pastor, will officiate, with burial following at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson.

Arrangements are with McCoy-Calhoun Funeral Home in Corsicana

She was a resident of Dawson 37 years and native of Freestone County.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. John Carter. She was a member of the House of Refuge Church of God in Christ in Dawson.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ora Lee Dickson, and Mrs. Caldonia Dickson, both of Dawson, and Mrs. Ruby Lee Tillman, of Corsicana; one brother, Eli Carter, of Shamrock; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and several nephews and several nieces.

Pallbearers are grandsons and grand sons-in-law, Sam Dickson, Floyd Dickson, Troy Dickson, Tommy Zilliner, Robert Lemmon and John Wayne Shaw.

Notes:

  • From the collection of the Liz Gillespie Genealogy Dept., Corsicana Library
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Walter Yelldell & Thomas Christal; d/o John Carter & Callie Carter

Anna (Evans) Dickson
Dec 6, 1912 - Jun 11, 1976

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Calhoun Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Anna Dickson, 63, resident of Dawson, who died Thursday at Hubbard Hospital in Hubbard.

The Rev. L.L. Sheffield will officiate, and burial will follow at Dawson Cemetery in Dawson.

Survivors include two brothers, Hubert Evans and Freeman Evans both of Tyler; four sisters, Mrs. Dora Ervin and Mrs. Bessie Harrison both of Tyler, Mrs. Naeomi McHenry and Mrs. Mary Wilson both of Dawson and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Carrie Louise (Bankston) Massey
May 13, 1915 - Jul 27, 1957

Monday Services For Mrs. Massey

Mrs. Carrie Louise Massey, 42, died Saturday afternoon in Texas City.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Jones, pastor of the First Baptist church in Richland.

Mrs. Massey was reared in Corsicana and Richland.

Surviving are her husband, T. F. Massey, and a daughter, Miss Linda K. Massey, both of Texas City; sister, Mrs. Mamie Rice, Pleasanton; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. O. Wilson, Joe Oliver, B. K. Abbe, E. C. Watson, W. M. McCord and W. L. Hendon.

The Rebekah Lodge had charge of graveside rites.

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Forrest Floyd Massey
Jul 15, 1919 - Nov 18, 1962

Forrest Massey Rites Tuesday

Forrest F. Massey, 43, formerly of Corsicana, died Sunday morning in Texas City.

Graveside rites will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Dawson cemetery with military rites.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Thelma Irene Massey; a daughter, Linda Kay Massey; mother, Mrs. Phelia Massey; three brothers, J. B., Wylie and Morris Massey, and a sister, Mrs. Charlie Barlow, all of Texas City, and other relatives.

McCammon will direct.

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Anna Eliza (Jayroe) Warren
June 8, 1866 - Jan 23, 1945

Ennis, Jan 25 – Funeral services for Mrs. A. E. Warren, aged 78 years, pioneer resident of Ennis, who died Tuesday in Dallas, were held Wednesday here with interment in Myrtle cemetery. Grandsons were pallbearers.
A native of Mississippi, she came to Navarro county with her family in 1870 and resided in Navarro county until her marriage to the late Henry G. Warren, in 1882. Mr. Warren died in 1900.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Bert Evarts and Mrs. Fred Genther, both of Dallas; Mrs. Jack Lummus, Mrs. George Bolen and Mrs. Louis Lummus, all of Ennis; two sisters, Mrs. Wylie McElroy, Richland, and Mrs. Mittie Henderson, Purdon; a brother, Jim Jayroe, Purdon; 22 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Warren was a member of the Church of Christ.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - Jan 26, 1945
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • From the collection of Sarah Stead
  • Burial in Myrtle Cem., Ennis, Ellis Co., TX
  • Wife of Henry Greer Warren buried in Dresden Cemetery; d/o d/o Levi George Jayroe and Laura Virginia (Howard) Jayroe buried in Dresden Cemetery.

William Francis Faulk
Feb 9, 1872 - Dec 26, Dec 1963

Hold Services For W. F. Faulk

Funeral services for W. F. Faulk, 91, native of Navarro county, who died in Memorial hospital Thursday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Faulk was a retired oil field worker and had resided at the Mrs. T. T. Watts Rest Home for several years.

Surviving are two sons, F. S. Faulk, Waco, and E. L. Faulk, Orange; a daughter, Miss Imarae Faulk, Albuquerque, N. M.; three grandchildren; a brother, Jim Faulk, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. George, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Jack Haslam, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

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Horace Leslie Patterson
Jun 1, 1915 - Jun 6, 1915

Infant Died Last Night

Horace Lester, the 6-day-old son of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Patterson, living at the end of the car line on West Third avenue, died last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning at 10:30, Rev. J. W. Fort officiating.

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James Curtis Walker
Mar 7, 1914 - May 28, 1915

Little Boy Died Last Night.

James Curtis, the 14-mont6hs-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Walker, died last night at the family home on West Second avenue and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30.

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Linnie Dee (Davis) Walker-Pugh
Nov 22, 1889 - Jan 30, 1977

Mrs. Pugh

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Linnie Dee Pugh, 87, resident of San Antonio and former resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in San Antonio. Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate, and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church. Her husband, L. A. Pugh preceded her in death in 1953.

She is survived by two sons, Robert L. Pugh of Austin and Gill R. Pugh of Victoria; two daughters, Mrs. Jimmie Lorimer and Mrs. Loraine Robinson, both of Corsicana; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Ora Lee Adams of San Antonio; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lee A. Pugh, Jr., of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 31, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Jerry Cornelius Walker married Jul. 26, 1908 2nd husband Lee Arthur Pugh, Sr. d/o Bluford H. Davis & Mildred Pauline (Noble) Davis
     

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Mrs. Pugh

Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Linnie Dee Pugh, 87, a former resident of Corsicana for 47 years, who died Sunday in San Antonio.

Burial was at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Lee A. Pugh, Jr. of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Bob Adams, Keith Adams, Gary Pugh, Jimmy Lorimer, George McClure, and Maurice Pollock.

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William Edwin Church
Oct 12, 1905 - Aug 20, 1915

REMAINS LAID TO REST.

A Sorrowful Throng followed Remains to Grave.

The remains of Edwin Church, the 10-year-old son of Mrs. Louise Hervey, who was drowned in Post Oak Creek late yesterday afternoon, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Church, grandparents of the deceased, on West Seventh avenue. Rev. W. J. King officiated and Messrs. W. P. McCammon, F. A. Elliott, J. A. Jarrell, J. S. Millerman, C. D. Skipworth and H. C. Nash acted as pall bearers.

There were innumerable beautiful flowers and a large procession of sorrowing friends followed the remains of the bright little boy to the grave, all of whom were in profound sympathy with the sorrowing relatives and all hearts especially were in sympathy with the sorrowing mother and little sisters.

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Minnie M. (White) Nutt
Dec 2, 1883 - Aug 20, 1915

DIED YESTERDAY AFTERNOON.

Well Known Lady Passes Away After Long Illness.

Mrs. J. R. Nutt, aged 32 years, died at the family home, 811 West Seventh avenue, at 6 o’clock yesterday afternoon after a long illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30, a large procession following the remains to the grave.

Rev. A. E. Walker, pastor of the Church of Christ officiated at the funeral and there were many beautiful flowers.

Surviving the deceased is her husband and four children, two girls and two boys, who have the sympathy of the community in the great misfortune that has come to them.

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Joseph Layton Scott
Jan 18, 1876 - Jun 15, 1915

FUNERAL SERVICES TODAY.

Remains Interred in Oakwood This Afternoon.

The remains of the late J. L. Scott, who died at his home, 1710 West Sixth avenue yesterday afternoon, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon 5 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by a wife, but no children, had lived in Corsicana for a number of years and was at one time in the employ of the late L. M. Coates.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sunn - Thursday, June 17, 1915
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Minnie (Brown) Scott married Dec. 16, 1906; s/o John Long Scott & Robert Ellen (Moss) Scott per sister Eliza (Scott) Gregg’s death certificate

Cora B. (Ward) McClung
Jan 22, 1877 - Oct 28, 1964

Mrs. McClung Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. J. M. McClung, 87, of 616 South Fourteenth Street, died in the Navarro Clinic shortly before noon Wednesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a member. She was also a member of the Maccabees and Eastern Star.

Born, January 22, 1877 in Clinton, Ky., she came to Texas as a child with here family which settled at Gilmer. She later moved to Kerens where she was a teacher. She was married to J. M. McClung in 1898. They had resided in Corsicana more than 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Lee Jones, Quitman, and Mrs. T. A. Key, Beaumont; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Annie Farris, Kerens, and other relatives. Two sons, Horace and J. C. McClung preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Harvel Ward, Olin McClung, Jess McClung, Andrew McClung, F. R. Washburn and Richard Parker.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 28, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jesse Morgan McClung d/o Thomas Smith Ward & Amanda Bell “Mandy” (Clark) Ward buried in Long Prairie Cemetery

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Hold Services Mrs. McClung

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. McClung, 87, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Homer Cox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which she was a member. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. McClung was also a member of the Maccabees and Eastern Star.

Native of Clinton, Ky., she came to Texas as a child and lived at Gilmer before moving to Kerens where she was a teacher. The family has resided in Corsicana more than 50 years.

Surviving are her daughters, Mrs. Lee Jones, Quitman, and Mrs. T. A. Key, Beaumont; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Annie Farris, Kerens, and other relatives. Two sons, Horace and J. C. McClung, preceded her in death.

Pallbearers will be Harvel Ward, Olin McClung, Jess McClung, Andrew McClung, F. H. Washburn and Richards Parker.

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Matilda Ellen (Mays) Scott
Oct 20, 1846 - Apr 26, 1915

MRS. MATILDA SCOTT DEAD.

Highly esteemed Lady Passed Away Last Night.

Mrs. Matilda Scott, wife of Judge J. W. Scott, aged 70 years, died at the family home 708 North Tenth street, last night after a long illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30, the funeral taking place from the First Baptist church with the pastor, Rev. B. W. Vining officiating.

Besides her husband the deceased is survived by her nephew, John H. Mays, and her nieces, Mrs. John McLain, and Mrs. James Lotspeich.

The deceased was a cultured, refined, Southern woman of the old school and was highly esteemed by a large circle of the city’s best people.

A large concourse of friends followed the remains to Oakwood and placed many beautiful flowers on the newly made grave.

The pall bearers were H. L. Stone, W. W. Ballew, H. G. Damon, J. S. Millerman, Ben Simkins and Geo. F. Miller.

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James Walter Scott, Judge
Jul. 6, 1840 - Jun. 18, 1916

District Court Adjourned.

Out of respect to the late Judge J. W. Scott, Judge Daviss adjourned the district court from, 4 o’clock this afternoon to 9 o’clock tomorrow morning. Judge Daviss and other court officials attended the funeral in a body.

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BEAUTIFUL TRIBUTE

Paid to Judge J. W. Scott By Hon. R. S. Neblett.

The following beautiful tribute in the memory of Judge J. W. Scott was delivered over his bier on the occasion of the funeral yesterday by Hon. R. S. Neblett;

My Friends;--The tenderest of human impulses bring us together at this time. We come to bid farewell to the dissolving and perishing form of our friend, J. W. Scott, and once more to renew in our memories his qualities and acts, good and lasting. While we stand here let us put together the lessons of his life. What did he mean to you and to me? At this time candor is a duty; flattery is vain and useless. We know that omnipotence cannot be deceived, and in all this world there is nothing so sublime and beautiful as simple truth. It would be no act of friendship to claim for him a fautless life. He was, as we are, mortal, and like is made mistakes and committed errors. He struggled as we struggle; he failed as we failed; he had his victories as we had ours; and he was one of us. After all it seems to me that the failures in our lives rather than our victories draw us closer together, and in an hour like this demonstrate that we are all brethren in the flesh and proclaim the universal kinship of all animate nature. His faults were not such as imbitter human nature nor such as to undervalue the duties of life.

He was a man of honor. We met him in business and social life and it required no analysis of his words or acts to find his position and reveal the truth. He greatly valued the touch and living friendship of his associates and held in high respect every impulse which showed a good deed or a kind word. He was a brave man and his courage was shown in many a battle field in the Confederate army; but he was brave not only in arms, but in thought. He was a free thinker and had the same respect for the freedom of thought of others that he claimed for his own.

He had the tenderest feeling for his mother and for his wife, both dead, his mother many years ago and his wife only recently. He left a written request of me respecting certain things he wanted done and foremost among these was a manifestation of his undying love for his mother and a tribute to his wife. The thought uppermost with him was that provision should be made for taking care of the grave of his mother in Louisiana, and his wife’s purity should be enshrined in marble. He left a written inscription he desired placed on the tomb of his mother, and also the inscription he desired placed on the tombstone of his wife. After giving the date of his mother’s birth as February 22, 1813, and her death, April 13, 1864, he quotes as follows; “The wife, mother and friend of the Confederate soldier.” On the tomb of his wife the last words he desired inscribed after giving the date of her birth and death were the “A mortal death, and angel’s birth.” On his tomb he desired inscribed the words: “ A member of the Army of the Confederate States.”

These were his ideals, Mother, Wife, Government, and that the ruling passion was strong in death. “It is no more possible to prevent thought from reverting to the ideal than it is to prevent the sea from returning to the shore.”

Our friend lived nearly to the age of 76 years, and for more than forty years of that time in Navarro county and Corsicana.

From his life we can all get something that is good, and let us carry in memory kind thoughts of him who is now no more.

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Alvie Burford Norris
Aug 11, 1915 - Nov 25, 1915

Infant Died Last Night.

The 5-months-old boy of Mr. and Mrs. W. N. Norris died at their home in East Corsicana last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood.

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William Newbern “Will” Norris
Nov 29, 1880 - Feb 27, 1965

Will N. Norris Dies Saturday, Rites Monday

Will N. Norris, 84, retired Magnolia Pipe Line Company employe, died at his home, West Highway 22, Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Sid B. Wyatt, minister of the West Side Church of Christ, and Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ocie Norris, Corsicana; three sons, L. V. Norris, Corpus Christi; C. L. Norris and Wayne Norris, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. C. G. Hosack, Corpus Christi; Mrs. Lee Heifner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Elaine Jenkins, Dallas; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Elmer Norris, Corsicana, and Harley Norris, Tyler; two sisters, Mrs. John Lee, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Tull Tarrant, Irving, and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 1, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ocie Ola (Jackson) Norris s/o William Newbern Norris, Sr. and Levinia “Vinnie” (Brown) Norris buried at Prairie Point cemetery

John Newton Walling
Feb 2, 1841 - Sep 2, 1925

PIONEER CITIZEN PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT HOME HERE

J. N. WALLING AGED EIGHTY-FOUR YEARS, BE BURIED FRIDAY

Mr. J. N. (Uncle John) Walling passed away at 7:30 Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Horace Carson, 619 South Eighteenth street, and the funeral will take place from the residence at 10:30 o’clock Friday morning. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating.

The following six grandsons of the deceased will be active pallbearers, Newton and Earl Carson of Corsicana, Charles, J. C., Hubert and Lawrence Walling of Houston.

Honorary pallbearers will be all members of Camp Winkler and all of his personal friends.

Mr. Walling was a Confederate veteran, being a member of the Third Arkansas, Boods Brigade. He was also a member of Camp Winkler at his death.

Mr. Walling was one of the pioneer settlers of Corsicana, having moved here from Longview, Texas, more than fifty years ago. He was a native of Alabama and would have been 85 his next birthday.

The deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. H. W. Carson of Corsicana, Mrs. W. E. Burks of Portland, Ore., Dan and John Walling of Houston; Robert Walling of Corsicana, Albert Walling, Los Angeles, Cal. He is also survived by eighteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

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Martin Jasper Jackson
Nov 4, 1853 - Jan 4, 1918

Died After Short Illness.

M. J. Jackson, aged sixty-four years who had been engaged in the grocery business for some time at the corner of East Tenth avenue and South Seventh street, died at his home there yesterday morning at 10 o’clock after a brief illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery, yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with Rev. J. W. Stephens of the First Christian church officiating. The deceased is survived by his widow and four married daughters, Mrs. B. D. Pickens and Mrs. W. N. Norris of Corsicana, Mrs. John McLoughlin of Eustace, and Mrs. Jeff Jones of Bazette. The deceased was a good citizen and had many friends among those who knew him.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Walling) Carson
Jul 16, 1877 - May 24, 1957

Mrs. H. W. Carson Expires Friday, Rites Saturday

Mrs. Horace W. Carson, 79, died of a heart attack at the family home, 610 South Eighteenth street, shortly after midnight Friday morning.

Mrs. Carson was a life-long resident of Corsicana and had been a member of the First Baptist church for 70 years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Newton Carson, Corsicana, and Earl Carson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Mitchell, Corsicana; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, R. L. (Bob) Walling, Houston; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Burke, Portland, Oregon, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Walter Earl Parker, A. W. Upton, Clifford Humphries, R. C. Dunlap, I. I. Estell, H. C. Conant, Dr. W. K. Logsdon and Marion Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Carson

Funeral services for Mrs. Horace W. Carson, 79, lifelong Corsicana resident, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church of which she had been a member 70 years. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Carson died of a heart attack at the family home, 610 South Eighteenth street, early Friday morning.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; two sons, Newton Carson, Corsicana, and Earl Carson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Mitchell, Corsicana; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; a brother, R. L. (Bob) Walling, Houston; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Burke, Portland, Oregon, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Earl Parker, A. W. Upton, Clifford Humphries, R. C. Dunlap, I. I. Estell, H. C. Conant, Dr. W. K. Logsdon and Marion Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 25, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Horace William Carson married Dec. 23, 1896; d/o John Newton Walling & Frances Elizabeth “Fannie” (Delamar) Walling
     

Horace William Carson
Oct 18, 1872 - Feb 1, 1963

Horace Carson Rites Saturday

Final rites for Horace W. Carson, 90, of 610 South Eighteenth street, who died in Memorial hospital early Friday, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Dallas, Carson came to Corsicana as a small child. He was a former city commissioner and contractor, and was with the Corsicana street department for a number of years prior to his retirement.

He fell at his home several weeks ago, suffering a fractured hip.

Surviving are two sons, Newton Carson, Corsicana, and Earl Carson, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Paul Mitchell, Corsicana; four granddaughters, Mrs. Madra Miller, Sherman; Mrs. Ann White, Fort Worth; Mrs. Paula Elrod, Oakland, Calif., and Miss Gay Mitchell, Corsicana; seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Addie McCoy, Dallas; Mrs. Lela Clem and Mrs. Vivian VanStenwick, both of Carrollton; a brother, Grover Carson, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Myrick, Walter Earl Parker, C. L. Humphreys, Ike Estell, H. C. Conant, Dr. W. K. Logsdon, Marion Taylor and Harry Clowe.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Feb 2, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Walling) Carson married Dec. 23, 1896 s/o Christopher Cald “Kit” Carson and Julia Ann (Gossett) Carson

INFANT Kenner
B&D Mar 9, 1933

DAMAGE SUIT AS RESULT CROSSING DEATH IS SETTLED

Settlement of claims for damages by Tom Kener, Fitz Kenner and others against the Chicago Rock Island and Gulf railroad company, Inc., as a result of an accident at the intersection of West Seventh avenue, Corsicana and the Rock Island tracks, on March 8, 1933, when a car in which Mrs. Fitz Kenner and others were riding, was struck by a Rock Island train, was effected in agreed judgments centered before Hawkins Scarborough, district judge, early Monday afternoon.

The total damages, including hospital, ambulance, dental and other bills and burial expenses for Mrs. Fitz Kenner who died several days later, amounted to approximately $5,570., C. W. Taylor, railroad attorney announced.

The suits were brought by Lovett and Lovett.

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Virginia Lorene (Christian) Kenner
Apr 25, 1908 - Mar 21, 1933

DAMAGE SUIT AS RESULT CROSSING DEATH IS SETTLED

Settlement of claims for damages by Tom Kener, Fitz Kenner and others against the Chicago Rock Island and Gulf railroad company, Inc., as a result of an accident at the intersection of West Seventh avenue, Corsicana and the Rock Island tracks, on March 8, 1933, when a car in which Mrs. Fitz Kenner and others were riding, was struck by a Rock Island train, was effected in agreed judgments centered before Hawkins Scarborough, district judge, early Monday afternoon.

The total damages, including hospital, ambulance, dental and other bills and burial expenses for Mrs. Fitz Kenner who died several days later, amounted to approximately $5,570., C. W. Taylor, railroad attorney announced.

The suits were brought by Lovett and Lovett.

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Willie Weaver, Miss
Oct 21, 1891 - May 9, 1915

YOUNG LADY PASSES AWAY.

After Months of Sickness the End Came Sunday Morning.

Miss Willie Weaver, aged 24 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Weaver, died at the family home, corner of North Twelfth street and West Second avenue yesterday morning after many weary months of illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30, the funeral taking place from the family home.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. A. G. Walker, and Al Sowell, Cecil Foster, Chas. Jeffers, J. T. McBride, Dan Castellow and Dave Houston acted as pall bearers.

There were many beautiful flowers and a large procession followed the remains to Oakwood.

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Lucinda (Brinkley) Howard
Apr 1835 - Aug 6, 1915

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Lucinda Howard, aged 70 years, died at 212 East Second avenue this morning at 2 o’clock, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev. J. W. Hornbeak officiating.

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Sydney J. Baker
May 17, 1887 - Aug 28, 1915

Remains Interred This Afternoon.

The remains of Sidney J. Baker, who died at Brownsboro Saturday night, were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30, the funeral taking place from the home of W. B. Baker, his brother, 911 South Seventeenth street. The parents of the deceased Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Baker, live on the J. J. Castles farm north of town, and besides his parents, a number of brothers and sisters survive.

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Sarah Winston “Sallie” (Dortch) Baker
Apr 19, 1858 - Jun 8, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. BAKER

Funeral services for Mrs. G. R. Baker, aged 82 years was held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Baker died Saturday morning at 11:45 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Hilliard, several miles east of Corsicana. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church.

A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Baker came to Texas in 1906, and resided in the Emhouse community five years before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, Jim Baker of Bisbee, Ariz., Blount Baker and Bill Baker; three daughters Mrs. Hilliard, Mrs. H. T. Massey and Mrs. Sam Hopper, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of Corsicana.

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON SATURDAY

Mrs. G. R. Baker, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, died Saturday morning at 11:45 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Hilliard several miles east of Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 3:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. A. A. Peacock of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church will conduct the rites. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was born in Kentucky in 1858 and came to Texas in 1906. She settled in the Emhouse community where she resided for about five years before moving to Corsicana.

Surviving are three sons, Jim Baker of Bisbee, Ariz., Blount Baker and Bill Baker; three daughters Mrs. J. L. Hilliard, Mrs. H. T. Massey and Mrs. Sam Hopper, 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, all of Corsicana.

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Wylie Blount Baker
Mar 17, 1881 - Sep 8, 1959

Plan Services For W. B. Baker

Funeral rites for W. B. Baker, 78, of 911 South Seventeenth street, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday noon following an extended illness, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel.

Services will be conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold of Cleburne, former pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church here, assisted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, Westminster minister, Corsicana Masons will have charge of graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Kentucky, Baker had been employed by the Magnolia Petroleum Company about 40 years before his retirement.

Long active in local Masonic circles, Baker served as Worshipful Master of Corsicana Lodge No. 374, A.F. and A. M., in 1931.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, George C. Baker, Wichita Falls; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Ruth Metcalf and Mrs. Virtelle Pressly, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Gladys Gaulding, Corpus Christi; three sisters, Mrs. Sam Hopper and Mrs. Ellen Massey, both of Fort Worth, and Mrs. John Hilliard, Corsicana; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Glen Dale Owens, Herbert Varley, Lawrence Prine, Hayes Bonner, Leslie White, W. A. McPherson, Herman R. Michero and Guy Flowers.

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George Ross Baker
Dec 7, 1840 - Jan 12, 1928

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY EARLY TODAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GEORGE ROSS BAKER HELD THURSDAY AFTERNOON

George Ross Baker, aged 87 years, native of Kentucky but a resident of Navarro county for a quarter of a century, died at the residence of his son, W. B. Baker, 911 South Seventeenth street Thursday morning at 3 o’clock following an illness of several weeks and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Thursday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted from the residence, 911 South Seventeenth street, at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Rev. O. D. Spence, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church assisted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Eleventh
Avenue Methodist church, had charge of the funeral services.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, W. B. Baker, Corsicana; Billy Baker, Corsicana; Jim Baker, Avalon; three daughters, Mrs. Sam Hopper, Corsicana; Mrs. John Hilliard, Franklin; Mrs. R. P. Massey, Franklin.

Active pallbearers were Rollis Brown and Bud Way, both of Emhouse; Roy Bunch, W. N. Stead, Jim Elliott and W. D. Gillen, all of Corsicana.

Honorary pallbearers included H. M. Hilliard, Dick Owens, R. M. Riley, all of Emhouse; Dr. Worsham, Barry; R. C. Terry, Emhouse; Sam Hopkins, Sr., Emhouse; John Deer, Corbet; Dr. E. H. Newton, T. J. Mann, John Cardwell, J. H. Goodwin, J. M. Massey, Jeff Ware, W. S. Curtis, Mose Wells, R. C. Talbot, C. J. McRee, J. M. Pugh, Phil O’Conner, F. A. Widner, Jack Castles, George O’Conner, Ed Nokes, E. R. Martin, R. L. Dickson, Rev. M. J. Parnell, Bob Doolin and C. Doolin, all of Corsicana.

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Mary (Wilson) Morgan
Aug 8, 1843 - Dec 20, 1915

Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Mary Morgan, aged 72 years, widow of the late Isaac Morgan, died at the P. and S. hospital last night at 9 o’clock after an illness of two weeks, and the remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. The deceased is survived by nine grown children; W. M. Morgan, Lon Morgan and Dan Morgan of Corsicana; G. W. Morgan, Mangum, Okla.; Tom Morgan, Ennis; Henry Morgan, Louisiana; Mrs. Mattie Skelton, Hugo, Okla.; Mrs. Carrie Herrington, Talpa, Texas; Mrs. Cora Breedlove, Ferris, Texas.

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Remains Interred This Morning.

The remains of the late Mrs. Mary Morgan, who died Monday night, were laid to rest in Oakwood at 10 o’clock this morning, Rev. B. W. Vining, pastor of the First Baptist church officiating and a large procession followed the remains to their last resting place and many beautiful bowers were placed above her bier.

A noble Christian mother has gone to her reward, and her stricken children have the sympathy of a large number of friends in their sorrow.

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Sarah Agnes (Brice) Galloway
Jun 7, 1848 - Feb 2, 1940

MRS. J. M. GALLOWAY PASSED AWAY FRIDAY; BURIAL ON SATURDAY

Mrs. J. M. Galloway, aged 91, years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Sullivan, 710 West Fourth avenue, Friday morning.

The funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Galloway was the widow of the late J. M. Galloway, Confederate veteran. They came to Texas 45 years ago from South Carolina.

Surviving are three sons, L. C. Galloway, South Carolina; R. S. Galloway, Corsicana, and J. C. Galloway, Brownwood; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Wilkins, Archer City, and Mrs. Sullivan, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GALLOWAY HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Galloway, aged 91 years, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Sullivan, 710 West Fourth avenue, Friday morning were held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of the church.

A native of South Carolina, Mrs. Galloway had resided in Texas 45 years. She was the widow of the late J. M. Galloway, Confederate veteran.

Surviving are three sons, L. C. Galloway, South Carolina; R. S. Galloway, Corsicana, and J. C. Galloway, Brownwood; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Wilkins, Archer City, and Mrs. Sullivan, Corsicana; 16 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Relatives Attended Rites on Saturday For Mrs. Galloway

Among out-of-town relatives here Saturday for the funeral of the late Mrs. J. M. Galloway, mother of Mrs. John H. Sullivan were her son, and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Galloway and daughters, Mrs. Tyson Scrutchin and husband and Miss Frances Nell Galloway of Brownwood and Mrs. Bill Stephens and husband of Comanche; her daughters, Mrs. J. C. Wilkins of Arthur City; Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sullivan, Dallas; Mrs. E. P. Watkins, Eureka; Jimmie Galloway, Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. John H. Sullivan’s son, John, Jr., of Dallas, and daughter, Miss Margaret Sullivan, student of the University of Texas, Austin, who came home Friday.

Due to illness and the weather, a number of out-of-town friends were unable to attend the funeral services held Saturday at 3 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended Mrs. Sullivan and her family, and Mr. R. S. Galloway and his family by their host of Corsicana friends.

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John Millen Galloway, Col.
Dec 8, 1847 - May 17, 1917

PASSES AWAY.

Remains Will Be Interred Tomorrow Morning.

Col. J. M. Galloway, aged 69 years, a Confederate Veteran, and a member of Camp Winkler, died at the home of his son-in-law, John H. Sullivan, 951 West Seventh avenue at 2 o’clock this afternoon after a lengthy illness.

The deceased was a native of North Carolina and had resided in Corsicana for twenty years, and for a long time had been the accountant for C. R. Terry and Son. He was a man of fine character and devout member of the United Presbyterian church.

The deceased is survived by his widow and five grown children, Prof. L. C. Galloway of Duewest, South Carolina; R. S. Galloway of Corsicana; Mrs. J. C. Wilkins of Archer City; J. C. Galloway, Brownwood and Mrs. J. H. Sullivan of Corsicana, all of whom were with him when the end came except the son in South Carolina.

The funeral will occur from the Sullivan home at 11 o’clock tomorrow morning, Rev. W. R. Gray officiating, and interment will be in Oakwood.

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The remains of the late Col. J. M. Galloway, a gallant Confederate soldier and loyal good citizen all his life, were interred in Oakwood this morning at 11 o’clock, the funeral taking place from the home of his son-in-law, J. H. Sullivan on West Seventh avenue.

Rev. W. R. Gray officiated and W. M. Wilson, C. R. Terry, A. W. McQuiston, H. R. Stewart, Dr. Burnett, E. L. Walker, A. B. Walker and J. W. Betts acted as pall bearers. There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large crowd attended the last sad rites.

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Robert Speer Galloway
Oct 10, 1880 - Apr 29, 1973

R. S. Galloway

Funeral services are set for 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for R. S. Galloway, 92, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Twilight Home. Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of White Oak, S.C., and had lived in Corsicana since 1895. He was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include four sons, Robert B. Galloway of Kewanee, Ill., Albert W. Galloway and William C. Galloway, both Corsicana, and James M. Galloway of Fort Worth; two grandsons, four granddaughters, and five great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Sullivan of Fort Worth; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Eugene Stewart, Hugh Stewart, S. L. Dublin, John H. Montfort, Will S. Price, John Sullivan, James Wilkins, James Craig, Claude Crowley, and Charles Bee.

Honorary pallbearers include Elders of Westminister Presbyterian Church.

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R. S. Galloway

Funeral services were to be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home for R. S. Galloway, 92, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at Twilight Home. Rev. Eugene Wood was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, two grandsons, four granddaughters, five great-grandchildren, a sister and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Virginia Estaline (Walker) Galloway
Feb 2, 1883 - Oct 7, 1958

Mrs. Galloway Dies Tuesday

Mrs. R. S. Galloway, aged 75 years, 400 South Thirty-First street, died in Memorial Hospital early Tuesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Westminister Presbyterian church, of which she was an active member, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the church, assisted by Earl L. Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

A native of Columbia, Tenn., Mrs. Galloway came to Corsicana in 1898 with her late parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. A. B. M. Walker, and family. She was a sister of the late Henry B. Walker who died Friday night in Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; four sons, Albert W. and William C. Galloway, both of Corsicana; Robert Galloway, Kewanee, Ill., and James Galloway, Fort Worth; a brother, Jack Walker, Dallas; 5 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be John H. Montfort, R. E. Conant, Eugene Stewart, Ralph Stell, Hoyt Blackman and Robert Davidson.

McCammon will direct.

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Andrew B. M. Walker
Sep 7, 1849 - Mar 11, 1921

PROMINENT BUSINESS MAN DEAD

Mr. A. B. M. Walker Died Suddenly This Morning

A. B. M. Walker, aged seventy-two years, and who had been a citizen here since 1899, died suddenly at his place of business, corner North Tenth street and East Fourth avenue, at about 10:30 this morning.

Mr. Walker, who is in partnership with his son, Henry Walker, had done a big poultry business here for a number of years, was preparing to ship some turkeys. His son was making out a bill of the shipment and the deceased went to the rear of their place of business to get the turkeys. The son had finished making out the bill, and thinking his father was late coming with the turkeys went to see what was the matter and found his father dead on the floor with a turkey being held in each hand.

The sad news of this unexpected death spread rapidly over town, and expressions of sincere regret were heard on every hand.

During his long residence here by a high minded and honorable course of life the deceased had won the esteem of all who knew him, and his death will come as a shock to people in every quarter of this and adjoining counties, for he had done business for many miles in every direction from Corsicana.

The deceased was born near Columbia, Murray county, Tennessee, and came from there to Corsicana. He was one of the substantial devoted members of the United Presbyterian church, and in all essentials was a substantial and honorable citizen.

The deceased is survived by his wife and eight children, Mrs. J. A. Ranson, wife of Rev. J. A. Ranson, who with her husband are missionaries in British India; Ed Walker, Henry Walker, and Mrs. Robert Galloway of Corsicana; Frank and Lloyd Walker of Dallas; Mrs. Visa Jones of Oregon, and Mrs. R. E. Craig of Hamilton, Texas.

The funeral will probably be held some time Sunday.

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Reunion of Walker Family Being Held In Galloway Home

The children of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. B. M. Walker, are having a family reunion Thursday in the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Galloway, the first time in many years that they have all been together.

Mrs. Galloway and her sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry Walker, will be hostesses for the family dining at the Galloway home, and those from out of town who will be present are Mrs. J. Visor Jones of Portland, Oregon, who arrived in the home Saturday; Dr. and Mrs. A. J. Ranson of New Albany, Miss., who arrived Monday, and Jack and Frank Walker of Dallas and Mrs. R. E. Craig of Hamilton, who will join the party Thursday morning.

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FUNERAL WILL BE TOMORROW.

Remains of Highly Esteemed Citizen to Be Laid to Rest.

The funeral for the remains of the late A. B. Walker will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the United Presbyterian church, and interment will be in Oakwood. The following will act as pall-bearers:

Active—W. M. Wilson, M. M. Dickson, J. J. Sullivan, A. W. McQuiston, Sam Mitchell and J. Y Stewart.

Honorary—Mit Sowell, A. J. Wareing, J. A. Jarrell, F. A. Elliott, H. R. Harrison, A. G. Caldwell, Geo. T. Jester, Geo. E. Jester, J. W. Betts, H. R. Stewart, John Sullivan, Walter Douglas, E. O. Berry, Dude Ransom, E. L. Bell, J. C. Hughes, A.P. Wood, J. E. Davant, Sol Gotlieb, C. R. Terry, W. M. Thomas, N. F. Garrett, A. B. Douglas, Clifford Tatum, Dr. S. H. Burnett, Dr. T. A. Miller, M. P. Headrick, P. P. Headrick, E. A. Johnson, E. O. Hyndman, J. M. Gordon, Tom McElwee, C. M. Fendley, G. E. Mitchell, S. L. Miller, Gus Young, Leon Guynes, W. C. Proctor, G. A. Young and Jake Goldman.

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John Henry Sullivan, Sr.
Oct 17, 1891 - Aug 27, 1972

J. H. Sullivan

John Henry Sullivan, 80, died Sunday in Harris Hospital in Fort Worth, where he had lived for two weeks. He was formerly a resident of Corsicana.

Services will be today at 4 p.m. in Westminster Presbyterian Church. Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery under the direction of Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include the widow, Irma of Fort Worth; 3 sons, John, Bruce and George of Fort Worth; two daughters, Mrs. Margret Wilburn of Houston and Mrs. Louise Yancey of Dallas; one brother, David, and one sister, Lillian O’Daniel of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 28, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Irma Louise (Galloway) Sullivan married Jun. 8, 1915; s/o John James Sullivan & Margaret Rebecca (Castles) Sullivan

Kenneth L. Herreth
Feb 20, 1911 - Sep 6, 1952

Monday Services For K. L. Herreth

Graveside services for K. L. Herreth, 41, who died at his home in Houston Saturday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Monday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ben T. Welch, associate pastor of First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Houston, the former Miss Winnie Lois Ramsey of Corsicana; a son, Ronair Herreth, Houston; parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Herreth; a brother, B. F. Herreth, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Elliott, all of Bay City.

Pallbearers were Dick Everett, Hommer Harris, Morris Tate, Marvin Sanders, Carl Borg and Lester Ramsey.

Corley directed.

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James Weaver “Jim” Ramsey
Aug 20, 1882 - Mar 2, 1960

J. W. Ramsey Rites Thursday

J. W. Ramsey, 77, of 521 North Beaton street, retired Bethlehem maintenance employe, died in Memoral Hospital Wednesday afternoon.

A native of Frankston, Tex, he had resided in Corsicana since 1923.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Carl Borg, Mrs. L. E. Owen and Mrs. Marvin Sanders, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. K. L. Herreth, Houston; a son, Lester Ramsey, Dallas; seven grandchildren, Two brothers, Jesse Ramsey, Palestine, and Tom Ramsey, Florida, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Roy Baker, Ruby Owens, W. L. Ayers, Dell Jones, Harold Borg, G. E. Sanders, J. I. Saunders and Dick Everett.

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Florence Estelle (Cook) Ramsey
Jul 11, 1890 - Mar 12, 1951

Mrs. J. W. Ramsey Dies On Monday

Mrs. J. W. Ramsey, 60, died at the family residence, 521 North Beaton street, Monday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. William Scott of Fort Worth and Dr. Chet O. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Anderson county, Mrs. Ramsey had resided here 25 years.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Ramsey, Corsicana; one son, James L. Ramsey, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Borg, Mrs. L. E. Owens, and Mrs. Marvin Sanders, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. K. L. Herreth, Houston; seven grandchildren, a brother, Rufus Cook, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Amanda Griffin, Frankston, and other relatives

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 12, 1951
  • w/o James Weaver “Jim” Ramsey married Dec. 23, 1906 d/o James M. “Jim” Cook and Sarah (Dobbs) Cook

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Mrs. J. W. Ramsey Services Tuesday

Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Ramsey, 60, who died at the family home, 521 North Beaton Street, Monday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. William Scott, Fort Worth, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Ramsey, Corsicana; one son, James L. Ramsey, Dallas; four daughters, Mrs. Carl Borg, Mrs. L. E. Owens, and Mrs. Marvin Sanders, all of Corsicana, and Mrs. K. L. Herreth, Houston; seven grandchildren, a brother, Rufus Cook, Houston; a sister, Mrs. Amanda Griffin, Frankston, and other relatives.

A native of Anderson county, Mrs. Ramsey had resided in Corsicana 25 years.

Pallbearers were Allen York, Joe York, Clint Paschal, S. Wilkins, Ocie Renfrow and W. E. Norton.

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Nancy Jane (Washburn) Vinson
Dec 25, 1853 - May 1, 1915

DIED SATURDAY NIGHT.

Remains of Mrs. Nannie J. Vinson Interred Yesterday Afternoon.

Mrs. Nannie J. Vinson, widow of the late Robt. Vinson, died at the family home, 529 North Ninth street, Saturday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock, Rev. G. W. Sanders officiating.

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William A. Woodruff, Jr.
Aug 20, 1913 - Jul 8, 1915

LITTLE BOY DIED LAST NIGHT

Remains Were Interred in Oakwood Cemetery Today.

W. A. Woodruff, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Woodruff, aged one year and six months, died at the family home, 1700 West Second avenue, last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 8, 1915
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William A. Woodruff, Sr. & Ida B. (Humphries) Woodruff
  • There is a marker at Grandview Cemetery, Grandview, Johnson Co., TX with the parents so he may have been interred there instead.

Edgar Asroe Elliott
Sep 24, 1878 - Apr 27, 1915

Died Last Night.

Edgar Asroe Elliott, aged 37 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Elliott, died at the family home, 320 West Fifth avenue last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock, C. B. Sutherland director of the funeral.

A large number of friends attended the last sad rites and many beautiful flowers were placed over the bier.

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Carman King
Nov 28, 1912 - Nov 16, 1915

Little Boy Died Last Night.

Carman King, the 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. King of the Phillips Chapel Community, died last night at the home of its grandmother, Mrs. Jacob Karnes in the Thorp addition, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

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Malcomb McKinney
Mar 20, 1913 - Oct 12, 1915

Died Last Night.

Malcomb, the 18-months old boy of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. McKinley, died at the family home, 618 South Eighteenth street, last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 12, 1915
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Joseph Ewing McKinney & Mary Ann “Mollie” (Ramage) McKinney buried in Riverview Cemetery, Seymour, Texas

Dale Richardson
Dec 31, 1963 - Nov 20, 2012
 

Richardson, Dale
of Phoenix, 48, went to be with his Heavenly Father on November 20, 2012. Dale was born on December 31, 1963 in Dallas, Texas and graduated from Chaparral High School in Scottsdale in 1982. Dale worked as a construction framer and designer throughout the Valley. Dale was a skilled carpenter who loved drawing, fishing and his daughter, grandson and family. He is survived by his daughter, Kayla (Evan) Rahn, his grandson, Hayden, his mother and father, Jennie and Bobby Richardson, and his brother Jeff. He left this earth too soon and will be greatly missed. Gone but never forgotten.

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Lewis Henderson
1884 - Jul. 17, 1915

BODY IS IDENTIFIED.

Mother of Man Killed by Train Reached Corsicana Today.

Mrs. S. C. Stokes of Abilene arrived in Corsicana today and this afternoon in company with County Attorney Nash and her daughter, Mrs. Leftwich, who came here yesterday from Dallas, went to the Sutherland undertaking parlors to see the remains of Lewis Henderson, the man who was killed here Friday night on the track of the Houston and Texas Central railroad. Mrs. Stokes at once declared the man to be her son, Lewis Henderson, who was her child by a former husband, and she told Mr. Nash that Mrs. Leftwitch was an own sister to the dead man.

The body has been turned over to the mother and sister and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow morning, the funeral to take place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors.

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Louisa Virginia (Parker) Head
Dec 7, 1833 - Apr 18, 1915

VENERABLE LADY DEAD.

Mother of Mrs. J. Y. Roberts Passed Away Yesterday.

Mrs. L. V. Head, who made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. Y. Roberts on West Collin street, died yesterday at the ripe age of 82 years, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning at 10:30. Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and there were many beautiful floral offerings and a large concourse of friends attended the last sad rites.

The deceased is survived by the following children: Mrs. J. Y. Roberts, Corsicana; Mrs. J. T. Yarbrough, Kerens; W. R. Head, Dallas; J. M. Head, Barry; Orion Head, Bardwell, and J. Q. Head, Kerens. All there were here except Mrs. Yarbrough of Kerens who is confined at home by illness.

Murphy Williams, Geo. F. Miller, C. H. DeLafosse, Joseph R. Wilson, Joe Sands and H. G. Damon acted as pallbearers.

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Maggie (Honey) Knott
abt 1885 - Apr 15, 1915

Died Near Powell.

Mrs. Ed Knott, aged 29 years, died at the family home near Powell Saturday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood here yesterday afternoon at 3:30.

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Ed Knott
Feb 15, 1885 - Jul 14, 1917

TWO MEN KILLED IN ACCIDENT

Ed Knott and Dewey Phillips Victims of the Grade Crossing

A very sad tragedy happened today about 12:30 o’clock when the southbound Hustler due here at 12:35, struck a Chevrolet car bound for Dallas, killing both occupants of the car.

About 12:15 Ed Knott, driving a Chevrolet, accompanied by Dewey Phillips started to Dallas in Mr. Knott’s new car and as they were crossing the H. & T. C. tracks about three miles north of this city at Exall Heights, their car was struck square in the center by the southbound Hustler. The car was completely demolished. Mr. Phillips was killed immediately, but Mr. Knott lived a short while, expiring before reaching here. The Hustler was stopped and the two men placed on cots, the train arriving in Corsicana about thirty minutes late as a result of the accident. The conductor of the Hustler reported the accident by wire to the superintendent at Ennis and after all had been done that could by the train crew, the Hustler preceded on its journey south.

Ed Knott was a substantial farmer living on the Powell road about six miles east of town. He was the father of six children, the youngest being one year old. His wife died about one year ago and he lived on the E. T. Gillean farm. He was about forty years old and bore a good reputation. Dewey Phillips was 18 years old and lived near Mr. Knott with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Phillips. Both of the deceased lived in the Phillips Chapel community.

Shortly after the bodies were brought here the family and friends of the two unfortunate men were notified and the bodies were removed to Sutherland’s undertaking parlor in the ambulance where they were prepared for burial. Both men evidently died from wounds received in the head as neither one was mangled, but both were badly bruised.

Immediately after the Hustler arrived news spread of the accident and quite a crowd gathered at the depot before the bodies were removed. One of the particularly sad features connected with the tragedy was the fact that the grandmother of young Phillips was on the train that killed her grandson.

Today’s accident was one of the worst accidents to happen in this county and brings the death list up to four killed from this county by automobile accidents in the past ten days.

No one was able to give a reason for the accident, but parties who were on the train say that the car was hit square in the center as it was crossing the track and that the automobile was literally torn to pieces.

Parties here who went to the scene of the tragedy this afternoon say that a peculiar feature of the wreck is that the car, a Chevrolet, was torn literally to pieces, but that the windshield nor the lamps were broken, and although the spokes were broken out of every wheel, that not a tire was punctured.

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FUNERALS HELD YESTERDAY.

Mr. Knott Was Buried in Oakwood, Young Phillips at Bazette.

The funerals of the two unfortunate men who met their sudden deaths in the automobile and train accident on Saturday just north of Corsicana, were held yesterday, with a large attendance at both funerals.

Mr. Ed Knott was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery by the side of his wife, who died about a year ago, on Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, with Rev. H.
B. Shrader conducting the last sad rites, while Mr. Dewey Phillips was buried at the Bazette cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock where a big attendance of relatives and friends attended the funeral.

Both parties were well known in their respective communities, as well as over a large part of the county and their untimely death shocked the entire county.

There were many beautiful floral offerings which were sent as tokens of love and esteem in which the deceased were held by those who knew them best.

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Reuben Jasper Grady, Rev.
Jun 2, 1838 - Feb 26, 1915

Venerable Minister Buried.

The remains of the late Rev. R. J. Grady were laid to rest in Oakwood yesterday morning, the funeral occurring from the Methodist Protestant church at 11 o’clock. There was a large attendance and many pretty floral offerings were in evidence. The services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Sanders, pastor of the church assisted by Rev. Dr. Williams, president of Westminster College, Tehuacana, and Rev. T. J. Moore of Emhouse.

The pallbearers were S. J. Rogers, J. E. Williams, J. D. Gordon, Walter Byrd, T. J. York and P. F. Walker.

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Nancy Lulu (Glass) Grady
Mar 12, 1844 - Jan 27, 1938

MRS. NANCY GRADY, AGED NINETY-THREE, TO BE BURIED HERE

Mrs. Nancy Grady, age 93 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. B. Gamewell in Teague at 4:30 Thursday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the home of Mrs. Gamewell Saturday morning at 9 o’clock and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery here at 11 o’clock. Rev. Mr. Fitzgerald, Presbyterian minister of Teague, will conduct the service.

Mrs. Grady was the wife of the late Rev. R. J. Grady and had resided in Navarro county most of her life. She has made her home with her daughter in Teague for the past few years.

Surviving are three sons, New Grady, Fort Worth; George Grady, San Angelo; Morgan Grady, George. Okla.; two daughters, Mrs. Gamewell, Teague; Mrs. John Sloan, Corsicana; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Corley Funeral Home will direct the funeral arrangements here.

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Chloe (Head) Thummel
Jun 15, 1891 - Sep 5, 1963

Mrs. Thummell Dies Friday

Graveside services for Mrs. Chloe Thummell, 72, native of Navarro county, who died in Wichita Falls Friday morning, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 10 a.m. The services will be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist Church.

Mrs. Thummell was the widow of the late M. Thummell.

Surviving are four nephews, a niece and several cousins, including Misses Minnie and Virginia Roberts, both of Corsicana.

McCammon will direct.

Notes:

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Hold Services Mrs. Thummell

Graveside services for Mrs. Chloe Thummell, 72, native of Navarro county, who died in Wichita Falls Friday, were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday at 10 a.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. She was the widow of the late M. Thummell.

Surviving are four nephews, a niece and several cousins, including Misses Minnie and Virginia Roberts, both of Corsicana.

McCammon directed.

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Loula (Eason) Linthicum
Aug 27, 1875 - Oct 26, 1915

DIED AT I. O. O. F. HOME.

Remains Interred in Oakwood This Morning.

Mrs. Loula Linthicumb, aged forty years, died at the Odd Fellows Home yesterday and the remains were interred on the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood this morning. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Rev. V. W. Wallace. The deceased was from the lodge at Mobetic, Texas, and is survived by two children, a girl of nine years and a boy seven, both inmates of the home.

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Charles C . “Charlie” Barnaby
Jul 13, 1888- Mar 26, 1947

CHARLIE C. BARNABY FUNERAL SERVICES ARE PLANNED SUNDAY

Charlie C. Barnaby, aged 58 years, life-long Corsicana resident, 408 North Main street, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday afternoon about 3 o’clock. He had been suffering a heart ailment for some time.

Barnaby had been a barber here since early life and was well-known.

Funeral services are planned from the First Baptist church, of which he was a member. Sunday afternoon 3 o’clock. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church, and Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Marie Barnaby, Corsicana; a son, Charles Barnaby, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Caskey, Santa Ana, Calif., and Mrs. Thomas A. Bunch, Chicago, Ill.; mother, Mrs. J. D. Barnaby, Corsicana; four sisters, Misses Ethel and Sallie Barnaby, both of Corsicana; Mrs. V. B. Moore, Kilgore and Mrs. E. O. Barnett, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. C. Sears, D. Parham, Winston Weaver, Fred Lund, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Henry Patrick, Guy Allen, Bob Mills, Odie Pitts and David Castles.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 27, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Marie (Moore) Barnaby married Jan. 23, 1913; s/o Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Barnaby & Barbara Etta (Rich) Barnaby

Barbara Etta (Rich) Barnaby
Sep 30, 1865 - Sep 18, 1948

MRS. B. E. BARNABY DIES SATURDAY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

Mrs. Barbara E. Barnaby, aged 83 years, wife of the late J. D. Barnaby, died at the family home, 520 North Fifteenth street, Saturday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk and Rev. J. B. Sharp, pastor and associate pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Mrs. Barnaby was a long-time member.

Mrs. Barnaby was born Sept. 30, 1865, in New Orleans, La., but had resided in Corsicana for 65 years.

Surviving are four daughters, Misses Ethel and Sallie Barnaby, both of Corsicana; Mrs. E. O. Barnett, Dallas, and Mrs. V. B. Moore, Kilgore; a brother, N. R. Rich, Houston; and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Herbert Varley, W. H. Smith, E. C. Sears, Raymond Myrick, Gilbert Grantham, Dee Poindexter, Fred DuBose and Doyle Pevehouse.

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Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Barnaby
Nov 9, 1861 - Sep 28, 1925

The many friends of Mr. J. D. Barnaby in the county will be sorry to learn that he is reported to be very sick at his home on South Fifteenth street. Mr. Barnaby has been in failing health for about two years and from reports from his bedside seems to be losing ground very rapidly.

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JEFF D. BARNABY DIED EARLY TODAY AT HIS HOME HERE

Jeff D. Barnaby, age 63, died at his home, 111 South Fifteenth street at 5:30 Monday morning. The funeral service will be held at the home at 10 o’clock, Tuesday morning and will be conducted by Rev. George Smith, Methodist minister. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his wife and six children, Charlie Barnaby, Mrs. V. B. Moore, Electra; Misses May, Sallie, Ethel, and Mary Barnaby, all of whom are at home.

Mr. Barnaby had lived in Navarro county all his life, and was well known and highly esteemed. He had been in ill health for two years.

Pallbearers will be E. D. McCarver, J. C. Lansford, W. M. Thomas, D. Parham, W. H. Dobbin and S. D. Ramsey. Honorary will be all his friends.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 28, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Barbara Etta (Rich) Barnaby; s/o John Thomas Barnaby & Nancy Jeanette (Hammonds) Barnaby buried at Zions Rest cemetery

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JEFF D. BARNABY BURIED IN OAKWOOD MONDAY MORNING

Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock for the remains of Jeff D. Barnaby, aged 63 years, who died early Monday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. George Smith, Methodist minister.

The deceased had resided in Navarro county all of his life.

His wife, one son, Charlie Barnaby of Corsicana, and five daughters, Mrs. V. B. Moore of Electra and Misses May, Sallie, Ethel and Mary Barnaby, all of Corsicana survive.

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Barbara Ethel Rich Barnaby
Sep 4, 1901 - Dec 20, 1975

Miss Barnaby

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Miss Ethel Barnaby, 74, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday in Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. Roy Davis and the Rev. Jack Riley will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Corsicana, lived here most of her life, retired from the Sears and Roebuck Co. in 1960; was member of First United Methodist Church for over 50 years, and secretary of the Goodwill Class for the past 40 years.

Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Earl O. Barnett of Corsicana; a nephew, Charles Barnaby of Corsicana; three nieces, Mrs. Tom Bunch of Corsicana, Mrs. Ed Stanley of Kilgore, and Mrs. J. W. Caskey of Dallas; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Charles Barnaby of Corsicana and a number of great-nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Charles Barnaby, Tom Bunch, Leland Morton, E. E. Burkhart, J. C. Roe and Ed Stanley.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, December 31, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Rich is not a maiden name
  • Never married; d/o Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Barnaby and Barbara Etta (Rich) Barnaby

Sarah Elizabeth “Sally” Barnaby
Mar 19, 1898 - Apr 5, 1974

Miss Barnaby

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Miss Sally Barnaby, native and lifelong Corsicana resident, who died Friday in Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. The Rev. Jack Riley will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a 50-year member of First United Methodist Church and had been a saleslady at Penney’s for 31 years.

Surviving are two sisters, Miss Ethel Barnaby and Mrs. Mary Barnaby and Mrs. Mary Barnett, both of Corsicana; a sister-in-law; one nephew and three nieces.

Pallbearers will include Charles Barnaby, E. E. Burkhart, Raymond Myrick, Bud Morton, Tom Bunch, Jerry Roe, Ed Stanley and Ben Stanley.

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Margaret Mae Barnaby
Dec 2, 1892 - Dec 24, 1935

Miss May Barnaby, who has been in a critical condition at the P. and S. hospital since December 1st with peritonitis is reported slowly improving, which is good news to the many anxious friends of the Barnaby family.

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FUNERAL SERVICES ON WEDNESDAY FOR MISS MAE BARNABY

Funeral services for Margaret Mae Barnaby, 43, who died in the P. and S. hospital after an illness of several weeks about 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, were held from the First Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, with Rev. T. Edgar Neal conducting the services. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery.

The deceased was well known in Corsicana shopping and religious circles. She was connected with J. M. Dyer Company at the time of her death and had previously been connected with the J. C. Penny Company for a number of years. She was an active member of the First Methodist church and Sunday school.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. J. D. Barnaby; one brother, Charley C. Barnaby, four sisters, Mrs. V. B. Moore of Kilgore; Mrs. Mary Franks of Henderson, Misses Sallie and Ethel Barnaby of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. M. Dyer, Jr., Nathan Crouch, Burleigh Butler, Jester Pittman, Dr. H. B. Love, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Jr., Bill Crews, C. C. Weatherford and Charles T. Banister.

The services were directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Memorial Service Held Sunday For Miss Mae Barnaby

A short but impressive memorial service for Miss Mae Barnaby was held in the Young Adult department of the First Methodist Sunday school on Sunday morning by members of Mrs. George E. Jester’s Sunday school class, with Mrs. Gladys Kinsolving as chairman. Mrs. Hubert Love, president of the class, executed the program , introducing Mrs. Bell White as speaker for the occasion.

Mrs. White, substitute teacher for Mrs. Jester, paid a glowing and well-deserved tribute to Mae Barnaby as a church member, Sunday school worker and Christian character. Miss Barnaby had been an active member of Mrs. Jester’s class for the past twelve years, and had held the offices of treasurer, vice president, president, program chairman, and assistant teacher.

Mrs. White referred to Miss Barnaby’s splendid talk on “The Bible and What It Means to Me, which was given in the department some time ago, at the request of Mrs. Lynne Wortham, program chairman for the day, and in well chosen words, spoke of the reverent way in which Miss Barnaby handled the subject, which is still vivid in the memory of all who were present on that occasion. Mrs. White closed her tribute by reading excerpts from the poem, “My Bible and I.” which Miss Barnaby read from the flyleaf of the Bible of the late Mrs. S. M. Roughton, as the climax of her tribute to the “Book of Books.”

Mrs. C. J. Colp, vocalist-member of Mrs. Jester’s class, brought to those present a message in song, “O Dry Those Tears,” (del Diego), which was impressive in its appropriateness and rendition. Mrs. Hubert Love was accompanist for the number.

In conclusion, the following prayer which had been selected by Miss Barnaby as a class prayer, was read by all present.:

“Create in us a clean heart, O God, make our lives helpful and beautiful for others and for Thee.”

Dr. Hubert Love, superintendent of the department, added words of praise for Miss Barnaby’s faithfulness and efficiency as an Epworth League worker in the church.

And thus closed a beautiful tribute to a valuable member of the Young People’s department of the First Methodist Sunday School.

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Earl Owen Barnett
Jun 16, 1903 - Sep 21, 1972

E. O. Barnett

Funeral services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Earl O. Barnett, 69, of Corsicana, who died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Dallas and retired employe of General Dynamics in California.

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Barnett of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Curtis Tiller of Alhambra, Calif.; a granddaughter; a great-grandson; a brother, George Barnett of Dallas; a sister-in-law; four nephews; and a niece.

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E. O. Barnett

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Earl O. Barnett, 69, of Corsicana who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Rev. H. Lively Brown and Rev. Roy Davis will officiate.

Survivors include his widow, a daughter, a granddaughter, a great-grandson, a brother, two sisters-in-laws; Ethel and Sally Barnaby of Corsicana, four nephews and a niece.

Pallbearers will be Raymond Myrick, Charles Barnaby, David Dycus, Ed Stanley, Milton Ulery, Tommy Bunch, J. C. Barnett, Jr., Vernon Barnett, Gene Barnett and Joe Don Barnett.

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Harriett Etta “Hattie” (Barnaby) Moore
Oct 6, 1890 - Sep 20, 1961

Mrs. Moore Of Kilgore Dies

Mrs. V. B. Moore, 70, formerly of Corsicana, died in Ray Laird Memorial Hospital in Kilgore shortly before noon Wednesday following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Wednesday afternoon but burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery here.

The family resided in Corsicana prior to moving to Kilgore about 25 years ago.

Surviving are her husband of Kilgore; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Stanley, Kilgore; a son, Allen E. Moore, Arlington; three sisters, Mrs. Earl O. Barnett, Misses Sallie and Ethel Barnaby, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Sep 20, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Virgle Brantley Moore married Jun. 8, 1910 d/o Jefferson Davis “Jeff” Barnaby & Barbara Etta (Rich) Barnaby



Hold Services For Mrs. Moore

Graveside services for Mrs. V. B. Moore, 70, formerly of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at the Roy Laird Memorial hospital in Kilgore, were held at Oakwood cemetery Thursday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. W. L. Hattaway, Methodist minister, who also conducted the 10 a.m. rites at the Rader Funeral Chapel Kilgore.

The family resided her prior to moving to Kilgore 31 years ago. Mrs. Moore had been ill several weeks.

Surviving are her husband of Kilgore; a daughter, Mrs. Ed Stanley, Kilgore; a son, Allen B. Moore, Arlington; three grandchildren, and three sisters, Mrs. Earl O. Barnett and Misses Sallie and Ethel Barnaby, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Virgil Brantley Moore
Aug 20, 1888 - Feb 9, 1976

V. B. Moore

V. Brantley Moore, 87, Kilgore, brother of Mrs. C. C. (Marie) Barnaby of Corsicana, died early Monday in Kilgore. He was a retired oil company employe and native of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete, but services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Kilgore. Graveside services and burial will follow here at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Oakwood cemetery with Corley Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Surviving in addition to his sister here are a daughter, Mrs. Stanley of Kilgore; four grandchildren; one brother, A. C. Moore of Wenatchee, Wash.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Earl Barnett of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews including Mrs. Tom Bunch and Charles Barnaby of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 9, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Harriett Etta “Hattie” (Barnaby) Moore married Jun. 8, 1910; s/o James Wesley Moore & Alice (Swanson) Moore

James Wesley Moore
Jan 28, 1852 - Apr 17, 1931

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

J. W. Moore, aged 79 years, native of Alabama, but resident of Corsicana for 50 years, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Barnaby, 120 North Thirteenth street, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock after an illness of several months, and the funeral services will be held from the Barnaby residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Barnaby and Mrs. M. Proctor, both of Corsicana; three sons, B. B. Moore, Corsicana; J. B. Moore, Humble; and A. C. Moore, Seattle, Wash., and several grandchildren.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA BURIED HERE ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for J. W. Moore, 79, native of Alabama, but resident of Corsicana 50 years, who died Friday afternoon after a long illness, were held Saturday afternoon from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Barnaby, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Barnaby and Mrs. M. Proctor, both of Corsicana; three sons, B. B. Moore, Corsicana; J. B. Moore, Humble, and A. C. Moore, Seattle, Wash., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Hamilton, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Charles Hagins, D. Poindexter, Newton Carson, N. L. Benson, George Stamps and Dr. J. D. Hathorn.

Corley-McMahon Funeral Home directed the funeral.

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Makesha Lynn (Hine) Gladman
Apr 5, 1982 - June 12, 2015

Our Angel was born April 5, 1982 and left to be with Jesus on Friday, June 12, 2015 after a two-year illness. She was 33. Kesha will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She loved camping and riding four-wheelers, which was her big passion. Kesha also enjoyed her computer time, particularly connecting with people on Facebook.
Kesha is preceded in death by her grandmother, Glen Carol McCann and her great-uncle, Henry McCann, and step-sister, Crystal Watts.
She is survived by her mother, Frances McCann Hine Cobb and step-dad Bobby Cobb; brother Ron L. Hine III and his fiance Teresa Medina; her husband, JD Gladman; step-children and their families, Jason Gladman, Leslie Gladman Parrott, and stepbrother Will Watts and his family. Kesha is also survived by her grandparents, George McCann, Helen Taft, Ronald Hine Sr., and Bernice Cobb; many aunts and uncles, father Ronald Lee Hine II and his family. She is also remembered by several friends.
Kesha chose to be cremated, and her life will be memorialized at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Harmony Christian Ministries, 1816 W. Second Ave., Corsicana.
May she rest in peace.

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Galen D. Smith
Dec 12, 1947 - Jun 7, 2015

Galen D. Smith, 67, of Rice, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2015 at his residence. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

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Joyce Marie (Petty) Wiese
Oct 26, 1929 -Jun 14, 2015

Joyce Marie Wiese, 85, of Corsicana passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015 at her residence. She was born Oct. 26, 1929 in Eureka to Eark Petty and Ovie [sic] Mosley Petty. She married Willie Wiese on Oct. 16, 1964 in Leroy, Texas. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening and singing at church and nursing homes. She also enjoyed dressing up as "Minnie Pearl" and singing at nursing homes.

She is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Peggy White in 2010; son-in-law, Ruben Bryant; siblings, Lorene Wishon, Roy Wayne Petty, David Petty, Robert Petty, Billy Petty, Laura Dill and Florence Young.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Willie Wiese; six children, Steve Young and wife J.J., Jerry Young and wife Deborah, Pamela Bryant, Nathan Young and wife Karon and Arleen Anderson and husband David; two sisters, Ruth McCall and Margie Harris; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 16, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Chad Owens officiating. Burial will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Qualls, Richard Wiese, David Nelson, Jack Kuykendall, Mark McAllister and Eddie Ray Wiese.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • w/o Willie Lee Wiese; d/o Eark Several Petty & Obie Nita (Mosley) Petty
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Loleete (Thompson) Reed
Oct 17, 1922 - June 12, 2015

Mrs. Loleete Reed, 92, of Corsicana went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, June 12, 2015 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born Oct. 17, 1922 in Beaumont, to John Morgan and Laura Elizabeth Thompson.

She was a faithful member of Second Avenue Baptist Church, and the love for her Lord and family was more than abundant.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Reed; daughter, Sharon Toms; parents, John and Laura Thompson; three sisters and a brother.

She is survived by her son, JC Reed and wife Patricia of Corsicana; grandson, Tony Reed and wife Rhonda of Corsicana; granddaughters, Amanda Motley and husband Greg of Corsicana, Meesha Toms of Grand Prairie; great grandchildren, Brittne Reed of Corsicana, Hagen Holloway of Corsicana, Peyton Briggs of Corsicana, and two great-great grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mary Goree of Terrell; numerous nieces and nephews, and a special friend, Mrs. Elna Rose.

Visitation with the family was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 13, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. William Dollar and the Rev.
Daniel Dawson officiating. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Nelson Galaway, Wayne Moody, Gene Gardner, Lewis Tidwell, Mark Thomas, and Curtis Holt. Honorary Pallbearers are Bryan Thomas, Jason Thomas, Landry Tidwell and Logan Gardner.

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Victor Lang
June 19, 1891 - July 20, 1987

Victor Arthur Lang, 96, of Kerens, died Monday in Maywood Mayor [sic] Nursing Home.

Graveside memorial service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at South Park Memorial Gardens in Pearland.

Arrangements are with Paschal Funeral Home.

He was a native of Houston and lived the past 10 years in Kerens.

Survivors include two nephews, Walter S. Lang Jr. of Kerens, and Homer E. Lang of Houston; a niece, Fay Kragh of Houston; and 10 grand nephews and nieces.

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Benjamin Dorris Hodges Sr.
May 12, 1876 - Apr 18, 1944

Services For Ben D. Hodges Held

Funeral services for Ben D. Hodges, age 69 years, who died at Wills Point Tuesday were held there Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock.

When a young man Mr. Hodges resided in Blooming Grove and was married here to Miss Eva Stokes. Mr. Hodges worked here for a number of business firms and was in the plumbing business here when he moved away.

He is survived by three children, two daughters and a son. Two sisters, Mrs. E. B. Robinson, Blooming Grove, Mrs. Hattie Gann, Sardis. A brother D. H. Hodges, Athens; and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, April 21, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society and Museum
  • h/o Eva Lee (Stokes) Hodges - married Jan 17, 1897 Burial : Highland Cemetery, Canton, VanZandt, Texas; s/o Luther Henderson Hodges & Dinah Elizabeth (Carroll) Hodges
  • Note: His WWI Registration signed by him states his birth as May 11, 1875

Daniel McLean Holland
May 16, 1865 - Jan 4, 1944

Buried At Venus D. M. Holland Is

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist Church in Venus Wednesday afternoon for D. M. Holland, aged 78 years, who died at his home in Dallas Tuesday.

Surviving are his wife, five daughters, a brother, a sister, two grandchildren and three greatchildren.

Holland was a cotton buyer in Blooming Grove, Italy and Venus before moving to Dallas eight years ago.

Notes:

  • The Blooming Grove Times - Friday, January 7, 1944
  • Submitted by Karen Rost From the collection of the Blooming Grove Historical Society and Museum
  • Burial: Venus Cemetery, Venus, Johnson Co., TX; h/o Beulah Viola (Goble) Lake-Holland [buried at Rose Hill, Blooming Grove, TX] & Judith Lenora (Curry) Holland; s/o William Henry Holland & Annie Jane (Roland) Holland

J. W. Stanley
abt 1915 - Oct 1, 1998

J.W. Stanley, 83, of Purdon, passed away Thursday, Oct. 1, 1998, in Navarro County.

Services are pending.

Mr. Stanley is survived by four daughters, Janelle Ferguson of Purdon, Lynda Murphy of Colorado, Sheron Perkins of Joshua, Virginia Gould of Corsicana; 18 grandchildren, and a number of great grandchildren.

Arrangements by Crosier Pearson Mayfield Funeral Home, Cleburne.

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Belle Hendrix
July 23, 1893 - Sept 29, 1969

Mrs Belle Hendrix, 76, a native of Navarro, and a resident of Corsicana for the past thirteen years, died Monday in Memorial Hospital.

Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley, with the Rev. Robert Potts officiating. Interment will be in Mount Antioch Cemetery.

Mrs. Hendrix is survived by one son, J. B. hendrix of Corsicana, one granddaughter, Mrs. Robert Morgan of Waxahachie, and 2 great grandsons.

Pallbearers will be C. C. Hutson, Ross Maxfield, W. M. Hurley, Paul Moore, d. W. Honeycutt, and Bill brietz.

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Ola Fay (Armstrong) Ryno
Feb 22, 1912 - Feb 5, 1991


Corsicana - Ola Fae Ryno of Corsicana died Tuesday at a local hospital. She was 78.

Mrs. Ryno was born Feb. 22, 1912, in Brownsboro and was retired from Clifton Upholstery Inc. in Waco. She was a member of the 980 Chapter of Order of the Eastern Star in Bellmead.

Survivors include two sons, James Ryno of Blooming Grove and Hershell Ryno of Mesquite; a daughter, Velma Garrett of Waco; a sister, Ann Wachsmann of Waco; 10 grand children and 16 great grand children.

Services will be at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel, the Rev. Barry Fikes officiating. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Waco Tribune Herald Wed. Feb. 6, 1991
  • Submitted by Pete Rost
     

Dorothy Marie (Melton) Gonzales
Dec 10, 1925 - July 6, 2015

Dorothy Marie Gonzales, 89, of Waco, passed away Monday, July 6, 2015. Graveside Services will be held Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 11 a.m. at Dresden Cemetery, FM 744, Barry, Texas 75102. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lake Shore Funeral Home in Waco.

Dorothy was born Dec. 10, 1925 in Spur, Texas to the late L.A. and Myrtis (Gorham) Melton. She graduated from Blooming Grove High School in 1943. Dorothy married Pete Gonzales in 1944. She loved to crochet and enjoyed making blankets and other items for her friends and family. Dorothy will be missed dearly.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pete Gonzales; and brother, Maurice Melton.

She is survived by her children, Morris Gonzales, Marsha McClellan and husband, Bill, Tony Gonzales and wife, Jennifer, Terri Choate and friend, Shane Short, and Tim Gonzales and wife, Susan; grandchildren Misti, Josh, Joey, Stacy, Billy, Jodie, Tiffany and Chris; nine great-grandchildren; very special friend, Madeline Brannon; and numerous other relatives.

The family would like to thank Providence Hospital Third floor and Hospice nurses and caregivers, The Atrium Physical Therapy staff and roommate and special friend Charlene Sherler.

Lakeshore Funeral Home, Waco is in charge of arrangements.

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Mary Edith (Lane) Ryno
May 8, 1930 - July 15, 2015

Mary E. Lane Ryno, 85, of Blooming Grove passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2015. Visitation will be 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 from at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Diggs officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 16, 2015
Submitted by Karen Rost

Mary E. Lane Ryno, better known to family as Gran-Marye passed into Heaven on July 15, 2015 at Baylor Hospital Dallas. She was born May 8, 1930 in Blooming Grove to James Albert Lane and Lizzie Moody Lane.

She was a 1947 graduate of Blooming Grove High School and also attended Navarro College. She attended United Methodist Church of Blooming Grove. Mary was a very spiritual woman who had a great love for her family. Her beautiful blue eyes and radiant smile could light up the world. Mary owned and worked with her husband at Ryno's Auto Repair in Corsicana for many years. Mary also had a love for gardening, always having a beautiful yard for everyone to enjoy.

She is preceded in death by her husband, James Ryno; parents, James A. Lane and Lizzie Moody Lane; brothers, Durwood Lane, James C. Lane, Bruce R. Lane and Claude Lane.

She is survived by her daughter, Gail and husband Rick; son, Craig and wife Debbie; brothers, Robert C. Lane and wife Harriet and Beauford Lane and his wife Lisa; sister, Emma Vinson and husband Ken along with numerous grand children, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Mary's humor and strength will be greatly missed. She was such a wonderful mom and homemaker.

Visitation will be Saturday, July 18th from 9:00 -11:00 am at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2:00 pm Saturday, July 18th at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Pastor Kevin Diggs officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
 

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Mary (Mosley) Crawford
June 27, 1930 - July 16, 2015
 

Mary Mosley Crawford of Frost passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 85. She was born June 27, 1930 in Carrollton, Georgia.

She met her husband, Leon Crawford while he was in the Air Force. They married on his 21st birthday, Aug. 1, 1954. They enjoyed several different homes until he retired on April 1, 1972, and they moved to Frost. Mary was a strong Christian and served on various committees at Frost Baptist Church, including the hospitality committee. The last four years, due to her health, she wasn't able to be as active at church, as she had been for more than 40 years. She loved her family and church family so much.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, father-in-law, mother-in-law, several brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws, along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

She is survived by her husband of almost 61 years; one son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Debbie Crawford; one daughter and son-in-law, Paula and Clif Sikes all of Corsicana; four grandchildren, Rhonda Freeland and Brandon Dowd, Crystal and Pat Joles, Michael Crawford, Allison and Brian Furbush, all of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Hagen Williams of Mildred, Katie Brady, Bryce Joles, Hunter Joles, Brett Joles, Lakinda Dowd, Allysa Dowd, all of Corsicana. She is also survived by sister-in-law, Myrtle Mosley of Lithia Springs, Georgia along with many nieces and nephews.

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Kenneth Harold Stroder
July 9, 1934 - July 6, 2015

Kenneth (PaPa) Harold Stroder, age 80, passed away in Thermopolis, Wyoming, on Monday, July 6, 2015. He passed due to natural causes.
Born July 9, 1934, in Emmett, Texas to Elsie Viola Miller and Prentice Robert Stroder, he attended the Emmett and Frost Schools and went on to Navarro College and University of Texas. Kenneth served in the Army, as a private first class. He married Irland Faye Reeder of Stuart, Oklahoma.
He lived in many different places — including Texas, Colorado, Wyoming, and Oklahoma — before returning and settling in Wyoming. His main career was a Geophysicist.
Kenneth was a lover of all things. He was an avid hunter, he was also an expert rock hound. He was a dedicated father and grandfather.
Kenneth will especially be remembered for his ready laughter, spirit of adventure, his love of God and family, his deep-rooted faith and the love and support he always showed those around him.
Kenneth was preceded in death by his wife, Faye and daughter Tracy Ann Erickson.
Survivors include his three children, Mica Stroder, Renay Stroder and James Todd Stroder and 16 grandkids, seven great-grandkids and one more on the way.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 11, 2015 at the Emmett Church, Emmett, Texas. Burial will be held in private. Relatives and friends are welcome at the service.

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Deborah "Debi" Yvonne (Fator) Beard
Aug 23, 1968 - June 20, 2015

The world lost a shining light when Deborah “Debi” Yvonne Fator Beard left this life on Saturday, June 20, 2015. She was the daughter of local realtor Marie Fator Sligh and sister of America's Got Talent winner and Las Vegas ventriloquist Terry Fator. She was a warrior who battled the excruciating pain of advanced rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. She fought long and hard, yet she was always more concerned about everyone else's happiness than her own.
In spite of all the pain Debi endured, she looked for the beauty around her and miraculously found a way to smile, encourage others, and delight in the joy of her own life. Debi's indomitable spirit was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. She was a ray of sunshine to everyone she met even while quietly fighting her own battles of pain and suffering. No matter how much pain she was in, she would invariably dig deep enough to find her optimism again.
Debi's ability to lift people's spirits when they were down came from knowing what it felt like to hurt. Her heart was full of love and it was contagious. She had an invincible, courageous and generous spirit and her light will live on forever as a tribute to her luminous soul.
Deborah's creativity and talents were innumerable, from making beautiful pieces of jewelry to knitting, crocheting, cross-stitching and music. She even taught herself how to play the piano. When the pain in her hands prevented her from doing one craft, she searched for one that was easier for her to do. Her final enjoyment was doing watercolor paintings and her artwork talent amazed everyone.
Aside from her family and friends, music, movies and reading were Debi's greatest passions. While she was versatile in her choice of music, it was the wide variety of subjects of the books she read that amazed everyone. Even with all the pain she struggled with, Debi was fiercely independent. When something broke, she searched You Tube for a way to repair it before she would ask for help. Generally, she was successful in making the repair herself.
For many years, Debi was the sound engineer for her brother's band and also created and sold hand puppets for several years. She was the co-founder of Hope for Brighter Days, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of abuse until her health prevented her from participating.
Deb, you are finally at peace and free of pain. Run! Dance! And spread your wings!! Although you have earned it, you will never know how much your smile, your laughter, your quirky humor and your delightful presence will be missed.
Deborah is survived by her mother, Marie Fator Sligh and Marie's husband, David M. Sligh; her two brothers, Jep Fator and his wife, Pam; and Terry Fator; her beloved niece, Alyssa Fator; her best friends, Danny and Tiffany Castillo and their three sons, or as Debi referred to them, “her baby boys,” Aaron, Ethan and Logan; her beloved kitties, Josie and Zoe; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins – all of whom she deeply loved.
A Celebration of Debi's life will be held at Corley's Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 10. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you make a donation in Debi's honor to either of the following 501(c)(3) organizations:
Arthritis Foundation
1330 W. Peachtree St., Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30309
http://www.arthritis.org/about-arthritis/

Hope for Brighter Days
1307 West Main St., Suite 133
Gun Barrel City, TX 75156.

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Charles Glenn French
Nov 8, 1940 - June 30, 2015

Charles Glenn French of Mesquite, was born Nov. 8, 1940, and passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015. He was a loving husband for 53 years, and a loving father of 48 years. He was the best grandfather of 21 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sandra French; father, Willie “Rex” French; mother, Edna “Christine” Thummel, and brother, Willie “Neilan” French.
He is survived by his sons, Damon French, Derek French, and Chad French; daughter-in-law, Debbie French; grandchildren, Tucker French, Jordan French, and Grant French; sister, Carolyn Sawyer; sisters-in-law, Sharron Jordan and Ellene French; and brothers-in-law, Milford Loyd Jordan and Joel Sawyer.
Memorial service will be 12 p.m. Wednesday July 8, 2015 at New Hope Funeral Home, 500 E. Hwy. 80, Sunnyvale, Texas 75182.

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Hagen Chad Thetford
Jan 26, 2003 - June 30, 2015

Hagen Chad Thetford passed away early Tuesday morning June 30, 2015 at the age of 12. He was born in Waco, Texas on Jan. 26, 2003. Hagen was all boy. He loved life, playing baseball, football, basketball or any other sport that he could. He enjoyed watching the Texas Longhorns, Texas A&M and the Dallas Cowboys. As kids can do, he could make you laugh at any given time with a joke, saying or some type of dance. One way to make you smile was by “playing” guitar either in the car or at the house. He had just completed the sixth grade in Bynum and had been attending services at the First Baptist Church of Big Springs.

At the time of Hagen’s death he was with his maternal grandmother Mary Knight and step-grandfather Jeffrey Knight who also passed away and an uncle Drew Reynolds who passed away a short time later. Preceding him in death was his paternal grandfather Clyde Armstrong, paternal grandfather Cecil W. Mobley, maternal great-grandfather Jerry Reynolds, maternal great-grandparents Leon Breckenridge and Sharon Carrigan and uncle Chad Reynolds.

He is survived by his father T.J. Thetford; grandparents “PaPa” T. Thetford, “MiMi” Becky Mobley and “PopPop” Greg Kunze; great-grandmothers, Donna Webster and Leah Mobley; great-grandfather Robert “Opa” Kunze; aunts and uncles, Phillip and Amanda Armstrong, Josh and Kelsey Thetford, Jacey and Billy Webb, “Peek a Boo” Armstrong, Jason and Katt Thetford, Jennifer Smith, Brandon and Crystal Mobley. He is survived by his mother Erin Reynolds; grandfather and step-grandmother Wade and Tina Reynolds; great-grandmother, Shirley Reynolds; aunts and uncles, Jason and Whitney Nealy, Stormi and Jeremy Dowdle, Nikki and Travis Steele. Hagen is also survived by numerous extended family members and friends of his family.

A Celebration of Hagen’s life will be held on Monday afternoon, July 6, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove with Cody Anzadula, Josh Ball, Walter Garcia, Brad Russell, Cody Muldner, Raymond Tovar and Randy Richards serving as pallbearers.

For those wishing to a memorial fund has been established at Prosperity Bank in Blooming Grove: Hagen Thetford Fund C/O Prosperity Bank 109 South Fordyce Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Four from area killed near Abilene
From Staff Reports
A 2010 graduate of Frost High School, his mother and step-father, and another family member were all killed in a Tuesday morning crash near Abilene.
A report from KTXS-TV in Abilene said the crash occurred at 4:50 a.m. on Interstate 20 in Merkel, about 18 miles west of Abilene.
Drew Reynolds, 23, of Frost, died at an Abilene hospital after a car he was riding in was struck by an 18-wheeler that crossed the center median and hit the car head-on.
Reynolds’ mother, Mary Knight, 51, and step-father, Doyle Jeff Knight, 50, who had homes in Barry and Big Spring, were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Also killed was Reynolds’ 12-year-old nephew, Hagen Thetford, said Stormi Dowdle, Reynolds’ sister.
The four were driving from Big Spring to Dallas for a medical appointment for Mary Knight when the crash occurred, Dowdle said.
Merkel Police Sgt. Chris Ortiz told KTXS-TV the tractor-trailer unit had lost control and went through the center median cables, hitting the eastbound vehicle.
The driver of the tractor-trailer and a “co-driver” were transported to Hendrick Medical Center for non-life threatening injuries and have since been released, Ortiz said. Their identities have not been released.
Ortiz said the crash is still under investigation by his agency, with the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office assisting.
Funeral services for Reynolds have been scheduled with Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Frost Baptist Church. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Frost Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements for the other three family members are pending.

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Chalmus Leaper Travis
Feb 16, 1890 - Dec 15, 1950

Obituary - Southern Standard
CHALMUS L. TRAVIS, 60 DIES, FUNERAL HELD MONDAY
Funeral services for Chalmus L. Travis, 60, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Leoni Church of Christ. E.T. Brazzell officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Woodbury Funeral Home in charge.
Mr. Travis, who lived on Highway 70 eight miles east of Woodbury, died Friday at the McMinnville clinic after an illness of four years. He had worked as a truck driver of the state highway department before his illness.
A native of Cannon County, he was a son of Leon and Mary Travis. Mr. Travis wasa member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Bertha Travis; six daughters, Mrs. Estelle Dunagan, Mrs. Ruby Cagle, Mrs. Marie Baker and Miss Mary Frances Travis, all of Dallas, Texas, Mrs. Hettie Bird of Saline, Mich., and Miss Jean Travis of Woodbury; nine sons, Lee S. Travis of Albuquerque, N.M., Hubert Travis of Detroit, Weldon Travis of Indiana, Leburn and Clois Travis, both of Dallas, Roy Travis of Idaho, Milton Travis of Battle Creek, Mich., and Melvin and Larry Travis, both of Saline, Mich.; three stepdaughters and one stepson; two sisters, Mrs. Linda Alexander of South Bend, Ind., and Mrs. Rebecca Stewart of Edenwold, Tenn., and three brothers, Elmer Travis of Nashville, Andrew Travis of Oregon and Finis Travis of McMinnville, TN.

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  • h/o Hettie Virginia West) Travis, buried at the Salem Cemetery, Hill Co., TX

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