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Ruby (Brannon) Garland
Aug 20, 1923 - Jul 23, 2015

Ruby Brannon Garland, 91, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Heritage Oaks West in Corsicana. She was born in the Grape Creek Community near Mildred on Aug. 20, 1923 to J.O. and Willie Brannon.

She graduated from Mildred High School and married Harold Garland after he returned from World War II, on May 23, 1947. She was a housewife most of her life, and she assisted Harold with his oil business for many years. Ruby was a southern fried cook, bar none! She kept us well fed from her bountiful garden which she tended with love. We share memories of eating her fried okra as quick as she could fry it so that none was ever left to go on the table. She could can anything and did. The pantry and freezer were always full of goodies at Grandma’s house. She also loved roses and grew them so beautifully. She told us that the vegetable garden fed us, but the roses fed our souls.

Ruby was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold, her son David, and granddaughters, Molly and Jordan Wilson.

She is survived by her daughter Lisa Townley and husband, Danny of Streetman; daughter-in-law, Jody Garland Blanchard of Corsicana; grandsons Joel Garland of Fort Worth, and Shawn Hawkinson and his wife Callie of Corsicana; granddaughters JoLynn Wilson and husband, Paul of Corsicana and Tina Bailey and husband, Todd of Cypress; great-grandchildren Haley Garland of Corsicana, Josh and Scott Bailey of Cypress, Jack, Eli, and Lily Hawkinson, and Riley Wilson of Corsicana.
She is also survived by uncle Ray Brannon and wife, Joy of Texas City.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday, July 26, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 at Marshall Cemetery in Corbet with Rev. John Nader officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

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Richard "Dick" Miller, Dr.
Jan 13, 1931 - Jul 12, 2015
 
Dr. Richard (Dick) Miller, 84, of Sun City, Georgetown, Texas passed away Sunday, July 12, 2015, at his home, after a long hard-fought battle with renal failure.
Dr. Miller was born near Howell, Michigan on Jan. 13, 1931 to Raymond Dale Miller and Mildred Ketchum. He had four siblings; Bill, Tom, Donald and Bob.
He married LaVerne Sykes in 1977 and they moved to Corsicana, Texas where Dr. Miller taught psychology and sociology at Navarro College until his retirement in 2001. LaVerne taught in the CISD system for approximately 24 years.
Dr. Miller graduated from Hartland High School, Hartland, Michigan, in 1948. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1954; a Bachelor of Divinity Degree from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Chicago in 1958; a Masters Degree in 1963 and a Doctorate Degree in 1968 from Michigan State University.
During the completion of his education, Dr. Miller married, had a family, and began his teaching/counseling career as a high school teacher in Michigan. At the end of that year, he accepted a position as Director of Christian Education at Roseland Evangelical Mission Church in Chicago, Illinois. He then served at the First Baptist Churches of Morenci, Michigan and Ovid Michigan for five years.
From 1967 to 1970 Dr. Miller served as Assistant Professor of Continuing Education and Director of World Affair Seminars in the Office of International Extension at Michigan State University, and in 1970 he started his counseling career in the Department of Education, California Polytechnic State University in San Luis, Obispo, California. The experience he gained during this position led to his next adventure, at the University of the Americas, Puebla, Mexico, where he served as Dean of Students and Associate Professor of Education from 1972 to 1974. Dr. Miller also established a private practice in counseling in 1970 and continued counseling until he retired.
Dr. Miller's 24-year career at Navarro College was a very busy and rewarding one. In addition to his regular teaching duties, he served as the Division Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences. He also established a chapter of PSI Beta, the first national honor society in psychology for community colleges, which is still active today. In 1989, he was recognized as a Piper Professor by the Minnie Stephens Piper Foundation. His work with community/church organizations was very close to his heart.
After retirement, Dr. Miller and LaVerne moved to Sun City, Georgetown, Texas where they started a new life with new friends and organizations. They became members of San Gabriel Presbyterian Church, and he joined the American Legion Post #174, where he served as Chaplain, and the Kiwanis Club of Sun City. A neighbor, “Chick” Miller, taught him how to play golf (at age 70) and he even made a “hole in one” at the Whit Wing Golf Course in 2002!
Dr. Miller is survived by his wife, LaVerne, their children: Sherry and her husband Phillip Warwick of Houston, Richard L. Miller and wife Melanie of Humble, David Paul Miller and wife Kim of Katy, Vicky Norris and husband Darrell of Odessa, and Jackie and Stanley Thatcher of Terrell; grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Hardin, Spencer Warwick, Erica and Shelby Miller, Brad and Brandon Williams, Bryan, Mariah and Seth Miller, and Jason Norris. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Brody Hardin, Kennedy Hardin, Hattie and Lillie Barbour, Noah and Evan Williams and Eli Williams; two brothers, Thomas and wife Connie Mutton, and Donald Miller; Lila Taft, the Mother of his children, and his faithful friends, Sparty and Richy.
Dr. Miller spent a lifetime touching lives, encouraging and helping students, family and friends achieve their goals and dreams. He will always be fondly remembered and dearly missed.
His life celebration will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 at the San Gabriel Presbyterian Church, 5404 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas. A Reception will follow at the church. Gifts in Dr. Miller's honor may be given to San Gabriel Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.

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Dorothy Faye (Beldin) Gaines
May 10, 1933 - Jul 22, 2015

Dorothy Faye Gaines, 82, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015. Visitation will be 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 with funeral service following at 10 a.m. in Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Steve Orbison officiating. Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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LOVE
Is Patient
Is Kind
Does Not Envy
Is Not Rude
In Not Self-Seeking
Is Not Easily Angered
Keeps No Record of Wrongs
NEVER FAILS

All who knew her, know love. Dorothy Faye Beldin Gaines "Mimi" passed late Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Baylor University Healthcare Hospital in Dallas after a stroke Monday morning. She enjoyed time with her family, traveling with her husband, shopping, and collecting antique lamps. Mimi had a joy de vivre like no other and compassion for everything God created. Anyone she came across was a friend. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and her memories will continue to nurture. Her kind spirit was preceded in death by her son James Travis Gaines "Jim", her parents, sister Velma and Vera, brothers Henry and Travis. Her love for others shines through those that survive her including her husband James Gaines, her son Steve and wife Robin Gaines, granddaughters Molly Gaines and Sarah Gaines, her sister Leona Giles, numerous nieces and nephews and North Beaton Church of Christ family.
"And now abides faith, hope, love these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Cor 13:13

Visitation will be Monday morning, July 27, 2015 prior to the funeral service from 9am to 10am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be at 10am with Mr. Steve Orbison officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Ora Bell (Pamplin) Hoyt
Jan 8, 1940 - Jul 22, 2015

Ora Hoyt of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital at the age of 75. She was born Jan. 8, 1940 in Amarillo. She attended Roane Baptist Church. Mrs. Hoyt worked for Wal-Mart for 35 years as department managers at Burleson and Corsicana.
Ora loved being with her family and friends, especially on the holidays doting on her grand kids. She loved the outdoors, loved gardening in her flower and vegetable gardens, where she could spend hours. Ora had a talent for gardening.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Robert Hoyt; three sons, Richard, Mike and Kelly.

She is survived by two sons, Tim of Roane and Randy of Granbury; one daughter, Kathy of Austin; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 27, 2015 at New Chatfield Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Celia Del Cox
Apr 20, 1943 - July 5, 2015

Celia Del Cox passed away at the age of 72, on Sunday, July 5, 2015 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born April 20, 1943 to Justina Cecillia Budai and Delbert Curtis Cox.
Growing up she spent her youth as an Army brat moving around the United States and Europe. She acquired a great love of country music and spent many nights at the honky tonks and dance halls dancing the night away. Celia loved the Ray Price and Bob Wills swing. Since there must be country music in heaven, she’s certainly dancing the Texas swing right now.
Celia was fanatical about her Dallas Cowboys. She was a faithful fan no matter what and was proud of her Cowboy memorabilia collection. Flowers and plants played an important part of her life. She loved working with her plants. She loved to crochet, and made beautiful Afghans that she would willingly give to family and friends, many of which she donated to cancer patients in Corsicana.
Celia was a very strong woman, which came from her mother’s Hungarian background. The women were hard workers, great cooks and always ready to lend a helping hand when there was a need.
Celia Del loved life and her sons Frank and Terry were her life and her world. Being a single Mom, she strove to raise them to be strong men. She succeeded! They are strong, compassionate and caring men of whom she was fiercely proud.
She was preceded in death by both of her parents.
She is survived by two loving sons, Franklin Del Tarr and Pam Scott of Schertz, Texas and Terry Eugene Tarr and wife, Rebecca of New Braunfels, Texas. Celia had one granddaughter, beautiful Shelby Leanne Tarr also of New Braunfels, Texas. She leaves behind one aunt, Ruth Budai Boone of Wimberley, Texas and numerous cousins and lifelong friends across the United States.
She will be missed and never forgotten.
Special appreciation and heartfelt thank you to the staff of Cedar Lake Hospice for their care and compassion not only toward our Celia, but to the family as well.
In Remembrance gathering for Celia will be held at the Corley Funeral Home on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.
In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society – Texas at 2433 Ridgepoint Drive, Austin, TX 78754 or Harmony Christian Ministries at 1816 West Second Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110. She felt that Pastor Tony Stephens and the people at her church were her extended family and loved each for their support of her.

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Billie Love (Gardner) Robinson-McFerran
Sept 10, 1924 - July 15, 2015

Billie Love McFerran, 90, passed away peacefully Wednesday, July 15,
2015 at Navarro Regional Hospital following a stroke. She was born near Terrell, Texas on Sept. 10, 1924. Her parents were Homer and Emma Love Gardner. The family moved to Corsicana in 1942. Billie Love graduated from Terrell High School and attended The University of Texas. In 1945, she married Corsicana native William Bruce (Bill) Robinson. Together they opened an investment brokerage business in 1947, which led to her becoming the first woman to be a licensed stockbroker in Texas. They shared a great love affair and a “best friends” business partnership until Bill’s untimely death in 1975. After Bill passed away, Billie Love continued to operate their business with the loyal support of long-time employees, whom she loved dearly. In 1978, she married Jack McFerran, a prominent local citizen who went on to become the mayor of Corsicana.
Jack was a widower when they married and Billie Love embraced and loved his family like her own. Billie Love and Jack enjoyed playing golf, traveling and socializing with their friends. Jack passed away on March 30, 2009 after a long illness.

In addition to her devotion to the Lord, her husbands, her family and the family business, Billie Love spent her life immersed in all aspects of the Corsicana community and derived great joy from serving others.
Among her many community service activities were serving on the boards of the Navarro Community Foundation, Family Service Association, and Salvation Army. She also had a deep sense of patriotism, which led her to serve in leadership with the Daughters of the American Revolution
(DAR) and the Republican Party of Navarro County. In addition, Billie Love greatly enjoyed an active social life. She relished the friendly competition of ladies golf at the Corsicana Country Club and many afternoons spent at the bridge table with friends. She also enjoyed her literary clubs, 19thCentury and Quintilian, as well as frequent luncheons with friends at the Kinsloe House. Another joy, especially in her later years, was the wonderful neighborhood association on Mills Place; these caring friends became an extension of her family.

Billie Love was blessed beyond measure with a full life of community service and a multitude of loving and supportive friendships. Yet even more precious to her was her rock solid Christian faith and boundless commitment to sharing the gospel through numerous Bible studies. The primary focus of her ministry was her beloved First United Methodist Church in Corsicana. As the expression goes, “She was there every time the doors opened” (But often running just a bit late!). She taught the Bible for over 60 consecutive years in various Sunday School classes at First United Methodist Church. She also hosted and taught a home Bible Study for high school students during the time her children were in school and for years thereafter.

In every way, Billie Love’s middle name was Love. Though this is a family name, it couldn’t have been a more appropriate one for this remarkable and truly loving lady.

Billie Love is survived by her sister, Mary Lou McKie, her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Ellen Robinson, her daughter and son-in-law, Beth and James Chapman; grandchildren Maggie Robinson, Bill and wife Kate Robinson, all of Houston, Chase Cunningham and Christie Lapanne of Plano, Cole and wife Jennifer Cunningham of Argyle; great grandchildren Liam, Nora and John Robinson of Houston, Callie and Caelyn Cunningham of Plano and Brody Cunningham of Argyle. She is also survived by Jack’s
family: daughter Judi and husband Ron Robertson, daughter-in-law Claire McFerran, granddaughter Beth and husband Evan Walters, grandsons Bill and wife Jennifer McFerran and Russ McFerran. Billie Love was also blessed by an extensive family network of multi-generational nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly, including: Emalie Egan, Margy Holden, Becky Nussbaum, Curt Granberry, Bill Granberry, Debbie Davis Carrington, Dave Davis, Diane Davis Gillanders, Gene Davis, as well as her sister-in-law Bettye Robinson Davis.

Billie Love’s family extends their heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Kent Rogers. He is absolutely the best at serving his patients with compassion and excellence. In Billie Love’s final days, she was also blessed to have a team of wonderful, loving, tender-hearted caregivers:
Deborah Woods, Teresa Barajas, Mary Palmeri, and Hand-In-Hand Hospice.

Visitation with the family will be Friday, July 17, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.

A celebration of Billie Love’s extraordinarily well-lived life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 18, 2015 at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana, with Rev. Bayard Pratt and Rev. Steven Bell officiating.
The family will have a private graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, Family Service of Corsicana, or The Salvation Army.

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Thomas Cecil Averitt
abt 1884 - May 13, 1916

Died Saturday Night.

Cecil Averett, aged 32 years, died in the Retreat community Saturday night of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday afternoon. The deceased was unmarried, but is survived by his mother and several brothers and sisters.

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Mary Ellen (Milam) Sellers
Nov 27, 1865 - Jun 21, 1948

MRS. C. C. SELLERS DIES HERE MONDAY; RITES WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Mary Ellen Sellers, aged 82, years, died at the family residence, 616 East Third avenue, Monday afternoon.

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Hamilton cemetery, where interment will be made. The rites will be conducted by Rev, j. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Native of Tennessee, the family had resided in Corsicana since 1914.

Surviving are her husband, C. C. Sellers, Corsicana; a son, John Sellers, Lindale; two brothers, John Milan, Mexia, and Lynne Milam, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

Pallbearers will b Spencer DuBose, Rex. DuBose, Clem DuBose, O. L. Bailey, A. A. Huckabee and E. H. Keele.

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MRS. C. C. SELLERS FUNERAL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Ellen Sellers, aged 82 years, who died at the family residence, 616 East Third avenue Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Hamilton cemetery where interment was made.

The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Native of Tennessee, Mrs. Sellers had resided here since 1914.

Surviving are her husband, C. C. Sellers, Corsicana; a son, John Sellers, Lindale; two brothers, John Milan, Mexia, and Lynne Milam, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Spencer DuBose, Rex. DuBose, Clem DuBose, O. L. Bailey, A. A. Huckabee and E. H. Keele.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Len Buchanan Milam
Nov 17, 1874 - Mar 6, 1954

Sunday Services For L. B. Milam

Funeral services for L. B. Milam, 79, retired farmer, who died Saturday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bracey Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church, and Rev. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

A native of Kentucky, he had resided in this vicinity 60 years.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Artie Sanders and Mrs. Floyd Thompson, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Lynette Procella, Houston; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, John Milam, Mexia, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. W. Temple, Dr. J. W. David, E. A. Ivie, I. I. Estell, Henry Slate and I. T. Stewart.

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Carl Calvin Sanders
Aug 12, 1894 - Feb 6, 1941

TWO KILLED, FIVE INJURED IN MOTOR CAR AND LOG TRUCK

CARL SANDERS OF CORSICANA AMONG MEN INJURED IN CHEROKEE COUNTY.

JACKSONVILLE, Feb. 4—(AP)—Seven members of a Cotton Belt railroad work crew were injured, two fatally, at noon Monday when their motor driven car was in a collision with a log truck near Forest, Cherokee county,

Jack McMurry, 35, of Trinidad, and Howard Bell, 35, of Tyler, died in a local hospital Monday night.

Still in the Jacksonville hospital are C. W. Hudson, 42, of Chandler, who received fractures of his left leg and arm, and Carl Sanders, 47, of Corsicana, who suffered severe shock and a badly lacerated leg.

Taken to a Lufkin hospital were J. H. Hudlik of Texarkana, suffering with severe cuts and bruises and J. A. Webb of Waco, chest injuries, Travis Savage address unknown, was also injured.

There were 12 men in the railroad work car. The occupants of the log truck were reported uninjured.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CARL SANDERS WERE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Carl Sanders, 46, who died in a Jacksonville hospital early Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church here with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the church.

Sanders resided at 1313 West Tenth avenue. He was an employe of the Cotton Belt Lines and was fatally injured in an accident Monday in Cherokee county at a grade crossing when the work car in which he and other employees were going in work figured in a collision with a log truck.

Sanders was the third member of the partly injured to die. Jack McMurray of Trinidad and H. L. Beall of Tyler both died Monday at the Jacksonville hospital a short time after the accident.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Carolyn Sanders, a son, David Milam Sanders, all of Corsicana; a brother, Lee Sanders, Murchison, and a sister, Mrs. Modest Ward, Cayuga, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Riley Barnes, R. R. Knight, Lloyd Williams, C. W. Williams, James Haley and Jim Crook.

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Casey Ray Akins
Apr 22, 1976 - Aug 23, 2015

Casey Ray Akins, 39 of Greenville Texas, passed away on August 23, 2015. He was born on April 22, 1976 in Dallas, Texas.

Casey will be remembered as a talented artist. A caring and patient person, Casey was always faithful and loyal to family and friends. He was a hard worker and always strived to do the right thing. His passions included reading, fishing, motorcycles and a good movie.

Mr. Akins is preceded in death by his father, Bobby Ray Akins; brother, Wade Austin Brooks; grandparents, Donald and Mary Lee Spurrier, William and Dorothy Akins, Weldon Brooks Sr.; and uncle, Jimmy Dale Spurrier.. Casey is survived by his parents, Weldon and Kathy Brooks; his brothers, Trey Brooks, Brad Jestis and wife Tejal; his sister, Wendeline Ellis and husband Paul as well as 14 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 6PM to 8PM at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 1:00PM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Lone Oak Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Trey Brooks, Brad Jestis, Paul Ellis, Dan Brooks, Steven Stewart, and Donnie Spurrier

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  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Bobby Ray Akins & Cathy (Spurrier) Akins-Brooks

Harold Lee Adamson
Sep - 26, 1952 - Sep 3, 2015

Harold Lee Adamson, 62, of Frost, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 in Corsicana. Graveside services will be 2:00 pm Saturday, September 5 at Dresden Cemetery with Rev. Clint Crawford officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm Friday, September 4 at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.

Harold was born September 26, 1952 in Irving to Harold and Myra (Trueblood) Adamson. He was raised in Cedar Hill but had been a resident of the Frost area since 1972. Harold owned and operated Adamson Siding Company and also owned the Frog Branch Saloon in Malone for a brief period. He loved hunting and fishing and was always building or working on one hot rod or another. Harold always had unusual pets such as a wild pig named Wilber for 15 years, an alligator named egor as well as raccoons, skunks and a three-legged dog. He was recently saved and turned his life over to Jesus Christ thanks to Bruce Votolota, Van Perry and Dwayne Watson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Buddy Adamson in 2004; his wife, Debbie White in 2012; three siblings, Bob Adamson, Dennis Adamson and Carol Martin and the love of his life, Adella Mackens in 2012.

Survivors include his daughter, Melissa Wallis and husband, Kenny of Brushie Prairie; grandchildren, Jessica Beesley of Waco and Leland Fleming of Bellmead; great-granddaughter, A’Riyah Brown of Waco; sister, Diann Norris and husband, Roy of Emmitt; aunt, Marcene Clark of Kansas, his faithful three-legged canine companion of 15 years, Joe and other extended family members and friends.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to hospice nurse Chasity Blue, for the care she gave to Harold over the past few months.

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Lucille Helen Dixon
abt 1944 - Aug 27, 2015

Lucille Helen Dixon, 71, of Georgia, passed away Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Pastor Dairy Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Lucian C. "Alex" Lockhart
Oct 17, 1826 - Jan 12, 1890

(This is a paragraph of daughter, Lota (Lockhart) Roberts obituary buried in Oakwood cemetery. It gives a little history on Lucian C. Lockhart)

Mrs. Roberts’ ancestors were from Scotland and came to America in Colonial days. Her parents, residents of Alabama, went to San Augustine, and were land-owners before the Civil war. General Sam Houston was one of their close friends.

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John Henry Williams
Oct 4, 1881 - Sep 10, 1916

Chatfield News.

Mr. John Williams of Corsicana, who was kicked by a mule Saturday, and died Sunday, was buried Monday afternoon. Mr. Williams was a son-in-law of J. F. Sheets of this place. He had many friends who regret his tragic death and who sympathize with his relatives in the great sorrow that has come so suddenly upon them.

Sept. 13. HAPPY JACK

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James Madison Crockett
Oct 5, 1848 - Oct 6, 1916

GOOD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY

Had Been Resident of Navarro County for Fifty Years.

James M. Crockett, who was sixty-eight years old yesterday, died at his home at Chatfield this morning at 9:30 after a long illness. The deceased had been a resident of this county since boyhood, and was in all respects a most excellent citizen. He is survived by his widow and one son, Folsom Ransom. Besides these the following brothers and sisters survive: O. W. Crockett, Nashville, Tenn.; Rev. J. D. Crockett of the West Texas Conference; William Crockett of New Mexico; Ben Crockett of Joshua, Johnson County; Mrs. Tom Bland of Mabank and Mrs. Taylor, wife of Rev. Taylor of Corpus Christi. The deceased was also a cousin of S. M. Ransom and W. A. Ransom of Corsicana.

Interment will take place at Chatfield tomorrow morning.

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Henrietta Elizabeth (Tarrer) McMullan
Dec 13, 1867 - Apr 30, 1916

DIED AT P. & S. HOSPITAL.

Chatfield Lady Dies Following An Operation.

Mrs. Henrietta McMullan, wife of Neil McMullan, a well known citizen of the Chatfield community, died at the P. & S. Hospital here at 9:30 last night after several days’ illness. The patient underwent an operation some days ago for appendicitis, and death came as a result of complications. The remains were taken to Chatfield today via Rice this morning, and interment took place there this afternoon.

The deceased was 49 years old and leaves her husband and several children.

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Ruby (Barnes) Williams
abt 1897 - Jun 25, 1916

Died Near Chatfield.

Mrs. Ruby Williams, wife of C. V. Williams, died near Chatfield Sunday night of typhoid fever, and the remains were interred at Chatfield yesterday afternoon. The deceased was eighteen years old, and is survived by her husband and parents, the latter living at Peoria, Hill county.

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Joseph Michael "Joe Michael" Kana
Nov 13, 1944 - Jul 3, 2015
 
Joseph Michael (Joe Michael) Kana, surrounded by his family, went to his Lord on Friday, July 3, 2015. He was born Nov. 13, 1944 to the late Joseph (Jack) and Henrietta Kana in La Grange, Texas. Joe graduated from La Grange High School in La Grange, Texas, attended University of Texas, and graduated from St. Edwards University Austin with a degree in Business Management. From there he went to Officer Training for the United States Air Force and was inducted in 1964. He served his country in the Medical Service Corps: hospital Administration reaching the rank of Major, served in Vietnam, and several positions in the States. While stationed in Washington D.C., he earned a Master's Degree in Hospital/Medical Business Administration, then back to Wilford Hall, San Antonio, Texas where he met his wife, Nan Blankinship. After their marriage he had to accept another overseas assignment of two years at Wiesbaden Germany; completing the last of his 23 Air Force years back in San Antonio in a Tri-Service position with the Army and Navy to design the field hospital units (MASH) which were first used in Desert Storm.
Following retirement from the Air Force he took a position again in hospital admin. in Greenville, Commerce hospitals. While there he joined a Lion's Club group which became a driving force in his life.
After leaving the Greenville group, he assumed the overall position of maintenance director in the Lancaster School District, where he remained for six-plus years. He was then elected to serve on the LISD school board as President. He finally retired to take full time care of the Val-e-Vue Ranch in Corsicana, Texas.
Taking care of dogs, pecan trees, cattle, donkeys, and goats was a joy for him, even the fence building and mowing was not really a chore. He would just drive to the pasture with his “little man” Rusty beside him in the truck, Kobe, Briley and Barbie running alongside.
He held many positions in the Lion's Club in Commerce, Lancaster and Corsicana, serving as president at least five times. He was also an active member of the VFW, American Legion and Knights of Columbus.
He loved fishing and hunting with his family members. Baseball was his favorite sport from childhood and he briefly played in the La Grange Demons, an amateur league, with his first cousin, JP Kana.
Joe was preceded in death by his brother, Donnie; and sister, Joan Hart.
He is survived by his wife, Nan Ellen Blankinship Kana; children, Chris Kana and wife Angela, Brian Kana Johnson and wife Kim, Becky Sims and husband Jeremy; grandchildren, Ashlyn Kana, Danica and Parker Johnson, Savannah and Addison Sims; brother, Richard Kana and wife Susan. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews; special friends, Jim and Martha McCarter along with other close friends and extended family members.
Visitation with his family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services with Military Honors will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Brian Kana, Chris Kana, Jim McCarter, JP Kana, Ray Wossum, Adam Kana and Ryan Kana. Honorary pallbearers will be Corsicana Noon Lion's Club members.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Diabetes Association, Lion's Club Children's Camp; Child and Family program at Westminster; Alzheimer's Association or one of your choosing.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Gwinn E. (McMinn) Hansen
Oct 22, 1920 - June 30, 2015

Mrs. Gwinn E. Hansen, 94, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in Corsicana. Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 6, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in Grove Hill Memorial Park. Corley Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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Mrs. Gwinn E. Hansen, 94, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Country Meadows Health Care & Rehab in Corsicana. She was born on October 22, 1920 in Frogknot, Texas to Albert Omer and Nellie McDowell McMinn.

She worked as a reservationist with several different airlines, and retired after many years of service. She was a member of the Baptist church, and attended Northside Baptist Church when she could.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Nellie McMinn; brothers, Harliss and Milton McMinn; and a niece, Ginger Christiansen.

She is survived by her son, Chris Hansen and wife Joni of Carrollton; granddaughter, Kelly Geer and husband Caleb of Arlington; grandsons, Jackson Hansen of San Marcos and Thomas Hansen of Carrollton; sister, Elwanda Welch of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Ethella McMinn of Alvarado; nieces, Nell Kent and Janine Fuller and husband Thomas of Corsicana; nephews, Eddie McMinn of Texarkana and Alvin McMinn of Midlothian; numerous great nieces, nephews, and several cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 6, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating. Interment will follow in Grove Hill Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to a charity of your choice.

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Bonnie Faye (Lewis) McMillan
July 7, 1931 - Oct 20, 2014
 
Bonnie Faye McMillan, 83, of Corsicana, Texas was born on July 7, 1931 to Burk David and Rosa Dimple (Rice) Lewis Sr. in Jacksboro, Texas. She passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in Dallas, Texas.
Bonnie was a teacher in the Corsicana Independent School District. Bonnie Faye obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Huston Tillotson University in Austin, and acquired a Master’s degree in special education from the University of Texas in Austin. She also worked for Eckerd Drugs, then later worked for Wal-Mart for over 25 years.
Bonnie married Sol Jackson (S.J.) McMillan in May of 1953 in Emory, Texas. He preceded her in death in 2004. She was a member of AKA Sorority and First Independent Baptist Church. She was a loving, kind woman, mother, sister and friend. She loved her God, family, teaching, and above all, working for Wal-Mart, Inc.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and her brother Burk Lewis Jr.
Among those who will cherish her sweet memory include her daughter Sheryl McMillan of Corsicana; sister, Lucille Thompson of Wichita Falls; brother Will Forest Lewis of Robeline, Louisiana; sister-in-law Lee Marion Lewis of Jacksboro, Texas; and several nieces and nephews from both sides of the family.
Bonnie’s life will be remembered with a memorial service at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at First Independent Baptist Church. Her ashes will be interred in Jacksboro, Texas at a later date.

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Lena (Kuhns) Canady-Clark
Oct 28, 1844 - Apr 18, 1916

INTERRED THIS AFTERNOON.

Funeral Was Largely Attended From Methodist Protestant Church.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Lena Clark, wife of J. W. A. Clark and mother of Roy Canady, took place from the Methodist Protestant church this afternoon at 3:30, and was largely attended. Rev. G. W. Sanders conducted the last sad rites, and W. C. Ralston, G. W. Kerkendall, S. J. Rogers, Walter Byrd, T. J. York and E. A. Williams acted as pall-bearers.

Many beautiful flowers were about the casket of her who had long been a leading spirit in the church from which her body was being buried, and in which her memory will live for many years to come.

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VENERABLE LADY DEAD.

Passed Away This Afternoon After A Long Illness.

Mrs. Lena Clark, aged 72 years, wife of Ex-postmaster, J. W. A. Clark and mother of Mr. Roy Canady, died at the family home, 651 West Sixth avenue, at 1:35 this afternoon after a long illness.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for years and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.

The remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon, the funeral taking place from the Methodist Protestant church at 3:30, Rev. G. W. Sanders officiating.

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Minnie W. (Schomerus) Canady
May 21, 1874 - Jun 23, 1942

MRS. MINNIE CANADY DIED ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Minnie Canady, wife of the late Roy Canady, Sr., died at her home, 1118 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ross Smith, pastor of the Central Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, Methodist minister of Blooming Grove. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Canady had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a son, Roy Canady, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Tom McElwee, Corsicana; a grandchild, a great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. S. Vandiver, W. P. Brown, Gabe Goldberg, Ed McCarver, W. D. Robinson, J. H. Gipson, and Ernest Newman. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. MINNIE CANADY

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Canady, wife of the late Roy Canady, Sr., who died here Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel.

Rites were conducted by Rev. Ross Smith, pastor of the Central Methodist church, assisted by the Rev. Maggart B. Howell, Methodist minister of Blooming Grove. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Roy Canady, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Tom McElwee, Corsicana; a grandchild, Billy Pannell Canady, Amarillo, and two great grand sons, Billy Roy Canady and Lanny Canady, also of Amarillo.

Pallbearers were A. S. Vandiver, W. P. Brown, Gabe Goldberg, Ed McCarver, W. D. Robinson, J. H. Gipson, and Ernest Newman. Friends of the family were honorary pallbearers.

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MRS. MINNIE CANADY DIED ON TUESDAY; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Minnie Canady, wife of the late Roy Canady, Sr., died at her home, 1118 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ross Smith, pastor of the Central Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Maggart B. Howell, Methodist minister of Blooming Grove. Burial will be in
Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Canady had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.

Surviving are a son, Roy Canady, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Tom McElwee, Corsicana; a grandchild, a great-grandchild and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. S. Vandiver, W. P. Brown, Gabe Goldberg, Ed McCarver, W. D. Robinson and Ernest Newman. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

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James T. Rutherford
abt 1911 - Nov 30, 1916

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

James Rutherford, 5-year-old son of Mrs. T. C. Rutherford, died at the I. O. O. F. home last night, following a long illness with a spinal trouble and the remains were interred on the I. O. O. F. home lot in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock, after services in the Chapel at the home, conducted by Rev. J. W. Fort.

The little boy and his mother came here as wards of the Amarillo lodge.

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Floyd Carroll Russell, Jr.
Jul 16, 1914 - May 17, 1916

Baby Boy Buried Today.

Floyd Carroll, 22-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Russell, died last night at the family home, 209 West Fifth avenue, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. and Mrs. Russell have many friends who sympathize with them in the loss of their bright little son.

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Jacob “Jake” Thomas
Dec 25, 1853 - Feb 12, 1916

DIED HERE LAST NIGHT.

Had Been a Corsicana Resident for Many Years.

Jake Thomas, aged 63 years, died at his home, 612 East Thompson avenue, last night and the remains were interred at Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock.

The deceased had been a resident here for more than forty years, and was a member of Corsicana’s original fire department, and had been in the employ of the Southwestern Telegraph and Telephone Company as a lineman almost from the time the exchange was built here.

Surviving the deceased are two daughters, Mrs. Will Chambless and Mrs. Dan Morgan, and a half brother, John Young, of Dallas.

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William Allen “Will” Chambliss
Feb. 19, 1876 - Feb. 7, 1950

W. A. Chambliss Dies On Tuesday; Rites Wednesday

William A. Chambliss, 73, retired blacksmith, died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday morning.

Born Feb. 19, 1876 , in Tennessee, he had resided in Corsicana for 71 years.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a foster son, Charles W. Lunn, Corsicana; a brother J. M. Chambliss, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Redman, Big Spring, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pall bearers will be W. E. Oden, Jack Megarity, Walter Hamilton, Rufus Pevehouse, E. D. Reed, Clyde Heifner and A. A. Cox.

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W. A. Chambliss Funeral Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for William A. Chambliss, 73, retired blacksmith, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday were held Wednesday afternoon from the Corley Funeral chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Native of Tennessee, Chambliss had resided here since two years of age.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a foster son, Charles W. Lunn, Corsicana; a brother, J. M. Chambliss, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Redman, Big Spring, and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pall bearers were W. E. Oden, Jack Megarity, Walter Hamilton, Rufus Pevehouse, E. D. Reed, Clyde Heifner and A. A. Cox.

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Carrie Ruth (Breedlove) Thomas
Nov 23, 1908 - Oct 13, 1972

Mrs. Thomas

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. A. M. (Ruth) Thomas, 63, of Corsicana who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Robert J. Potts will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

She was a native of San Antonio.

Survivors include her husband, A. M. Thomas of Corsicana; a son, Bill Nash of Houston; and two grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jesse Childers, David W. Wilson, Nolan Barker, Robert Cason, Rex Bower, Jr. and Charlie Williams.

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Mrs. Thomas

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at a local home chapel for Mrs. A. M. (Ruth) Thomas, 63, of Corsicana who died Friday in Memorial Hospital. Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated, and burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, a son, and two grandchildren.

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Charles William “Charlie” Lunn
Feb 8, 1903 - Jan 23, 1966

Charlie Lunn Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Charlie Lunn, 62, electrician, Odd Fellows, 2704 West Second avenue, died in Memorial Hospital Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Lunn was a long-time active member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are a brother, Fred Lunn, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Marie Lunn and Mrs. Katie Wilson, a mother, Mrs. Tom Ewing, all of Fort Worth; an aunt, Mrs. W. A. Chambliss, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. A. Cox, Rufus Pevehouse, Lewis Foster, Sam Gordon, Conrad Herod, Billy Butler, Frank Ewing, Walter McDaniel and James C. Sewell.

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Friends, Relatives In Corsicana For Lunn Rites

Out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the funeral of Charlie Lunn on Tuesday included Mrs. Alverta Holden of Hobbs, N. M.; Mrs. Alvin Redman of Big Spring, Mrs. Tom Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Miss Marie Lunn of Ft. Worth, Mrs. V. F. Hinton of Dallas, Mrs. Vernon Chambliss, Sweeney; Mrs. D. K. Robinson of Beaumont, and Mrs. Bill Johnston of Eureka.

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Charlie Lunn Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Charlie Lunn, 62, electrician, Odd Fellows, 2704 West Second Avenue, died in Memorial hospital Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Lunn was a long-time active member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are a brother, Fred Lunn, Corsicana; two sisters, Miss Marie Lunn and Mrs. Katie Wilson, a mother, Mrs. Tom Ewing, all of Fort Worth; an aunt, Mrs. W. A. Chambliss, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be A. A. Cox, Rufus Pevehouse, Lewis Foster, Sam Gordon, Conrad Herod, Billy Butler, Frank Ewing, Walter McDaniel and James C. Sewell.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 24, 1966 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Friends, Relatives In Corsicana For Lunn Rites

Out-of-town friends and relatives who attended the funeral of Charlie Lunn on Tuesday included Mrs. Alverta Holden of Hobbs, N. m.; Mrs. Alvin Redman of Big Spring, Mrs. Tom Ewing, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Miss Marie Lunn of Ft. Worth, Mrs. V. F. Hinton of Dallas, Mrs. Vernon Chambliss, Sweeney; Mrs. D. K. Robinson of Beaumont; and Mrs. Bill Johnston of Eureka.

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Bruce Arbury Bailey
May 12, 1916 - Sep 13, 1916

Baby Died Today.

Bruce A. Bailey, the four-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Bailey, of 807 East Seventh avenue, died at 8 o’clock this morning and the remains were interred at 4:30 this afternoon in Oakwood.

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Maudia Isbell "Maud" (Vinson) Bailey
Dec 23, 1887 - Oct 21, 1918

Died At Eureka.

Mrs. T. E. Bailey died near Eureka last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery here this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased is the wife of T. E. Bailey, a plumber who works with C. R. Steeley, and is survived by her husband and four children. Rev. N. J. Peoples officiated at the funeral and many friends attended the last sad rites.

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Thomas Edmund Bailey
Oct 5, 1881 - Oct 31, 1951

T. E. Bailey Dies Early Wednesday

T. E. Bailey, 70, long-time plumber, died early Wednesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Griffin Chapel at 4 p.m. Friday with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. B. A. Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

He had been a plumber here about 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Lloyd Bailey, Dallas; and Leonard Bailey, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Gafford, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. I. Wilson, Ennis; two brothers, Joe Bailey, California, and Leonard Bailey, Denison; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Sloan, Winfield; Mrs. Georgia Moore, Mrs. Nora Sloan and Miss Sallie Bailey, all of Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dave Borden, Sam Gordon, Tom Spikes, J. C. Bristow, Bud Borden, and Oather Barnett.

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T. E, Bailey Rites Slated Friday

Funeral services for T. E. Bailey, 70, who died Wednesday morning following an extended illness, will be held from the Griffin chapel at 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church and Rev. B. A. Bledsoe pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

He had been a plumber here for 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Loyd Bailey, Dallas, and Leonard Bailey, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Gafford, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. I. Wilson, Ennis; two brothers, Joe Bailey, California, and Leonard Bailey, Denison; four sisters, Ms. Lizzie Sloan, Winfield; Mrs. Georgia Moore, Mrs. Nora Sloan and Miss Sallie Bailey all of Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren; two step-sons, T. L. Wilson, Dallas, and Billy Wilson, U. S. Army, Kentucky; two step-daughters, Mrs. C. A. Kozal, Muskegon, Mich., and Miss Freta Wilson, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Dave Borden, Sam Gordon, Tom Spikes, J. C. Bristow and Oather Barnett.

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T. E. Bailey Is Buried Friday

Funeral services for T. E. Bailey, 70, plumber, who died Wednesday, will be held from the Griffin Chapel at 4 p.m. Friday. Burial will go in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. W. F. Lovelady, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and Rev. B. A. Bledsoe, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, Loyd Bailey, Dallas, and Leonard Bailey, El Paso; two daughters, Mrs. A. J. Gafford, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. I. Wilson, Ennis; two brothers, Joe Bailey, California, and Leonard Bailey. Denison; four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Sloan, Winfield; Mrs. Georgia Moore, Mrs. Nora Sloan, and Miss Sallie Bailey, all of Mt. Pleasant; eight grandchildren, two step-sons, T. L. Wilson, U. S. Army, Kentucky; two step-daughters, Ms. C. A. Kozal, Muskogen, Mich., and Miss Freta Wilson, Fort Worth.

Pallbearers will be Dave Borden, Sam Gordon, Tom Spikes, J. C. Bristow, Bud Borden and Oather Barnett.

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Rebecca (Giberson) Wilson
Feb 4, 1843 - Apr 1, 1916

REMAINS INTERRED YESTERDAY.

Venerable Lady Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. Rebecca Wilson were laid to rest yesterday morning at 10 o’clock in Oakwood, the funeral taking place from the family home, 515 North Tenth street. Rev. B. N. Price conducted the services and C. P. Stephens, Wallace Stephens, Will Huff, S. W. Burdine, and Stanley Burdine acted as pallbearers. S. W. Burdine, Stanley Burdine, H. G. Brown and Miss Rose Huff sang.

There were many beautiful flowers and a number of friends accompanied the body to the grave.

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Venerable Lady Dead.

Mrs. Rebecca Wilson, aged 73 years, and for many years a resident here, died at the family home, 515 North Tenth street, this morning and the remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock after funeral services at the home, conducted by Rev. B. N. Price. The deceased is survived by two children, Lis Wilson, and Mrs. Chester McGee. The deceased was highly esteemed by all who knew her, and her death brought sadness to many hearts outside of her own family.

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Thomas Chester McGee
Aug 30, 1879 - Jan 7, 1918

DIED AT AMARILLO LAST NIGHT

Former Citizen Here Died After Brief Illness.

Chester McGee, aged thirty-eight years, and who had lived in or near Corsicana all his life until last spring when he moved to Stephenville, died in Amarillo last night where he had been for some days on business. The deceased and his family were here Christmas week to visit relatives in Corsicana and in the country.

The remains will reach here tomorrow at 12:30 on the Hustler and the funeral will take place from the Union Station, with interment in Oakwood.

Surviving the deceased are his widow and two little sons, his mother, Mrs. E. C. McGee of Emhouse; two brothers and five sisters. The two brothers Sam McGee late of Kerens, but now of Justin, Denton County, and J. G. McGee of Emhouse. The sisters are Mrs. L. O. Sutton, Black Hills; Mrs. Joe Murphy of Emhouse; Mrs. J. C. Howell of Roane; Mrs. J. C. Hunter of Chickasha, Okla; and Mrs. C. W. Milburn of Tehuacana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 8, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Maude May (Wilson) McGee married Nov. 22, 1908; s/o John Thomas McGee & Eudora Catherine (Jarrett) McGee buried in Black Hills cemetery


John Wesley Hardin Whitt
Dec 6, 1994 - July 11, 2015

John Wesley Hardin Whitt, 20, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Corsicana, Texas. Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.

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Mr. John Wesley Hardin Whitt, 20, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, July 11, 2015 in Corsicana, Texas. He was born on December 6, 1994 in Corsicana, Texas. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Gentry; great grandparents, Chester & Nellie Gentry and Robert & Ruby Timmons.

He is survived by his son, William Alexander Fuller of Corsicana; expecting mother Lacy Clelland and daughter Vanellope Clara Hardin of Palestine; mother, Denise Potter of Dawson; father, Kelly Whitt of Corsicana; grandparents, Ben & Ann Hardin of Corsicana, Don & Mary Tucker of Corsicana, and Scotty & Joanna Mayo of Corsicana; great grandmother, Joyce Collins of Corsicana; step-parents, Charlie & Sally Joles of Corsicana; step-father, Joseph Smith of Corsicana; sisters, Jessica Whitt of Dawson and Brandy Smith of Garland; brothers, Johnathon Potter of Dawson, Larkin Joles of Corsicana, Robert Wilkins of Dawson, and Christopher Smith of Fort Sill, OK; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Resthaven Memorial Park.

Pallbearers will be Ben Hardin, Benjamin Hardin, Johnathon Potter, Robert Wilkins, Chris Kocurek, I and Chris Kocurek, II. Honorary Pallbearers will be Stacey Shear and Nick Rodriguez.

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  • s/o Kelly Gene Whitt & Ruby Denise (Shear) Whitt-Potter
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Malline (Sweeney) Ragan
Jan 29, 1939 - July 17, 2015

Mrs. Malline Sweeney Ragan, 76, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2015, at her residence in Corsicana.

She was born on January 29, 1939 in Kemp, Texas to Carl and Ethel Sweeney. She met the love of her life, Dexter Ragan in 1957 at Kellers Drive-In in Dallas, where she worked as a car hop. They married on June 12, 1958, and spent 47 wonderful years together.

They had 9 children between the two of them. Malline spent her time raising their children as a home maker. Later, when Dexter became ill, Malline spent that time caring for him, and for her pet companions Bella and Scout.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Dexter; daughter, Debra; step-son, Johnny; and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Ricky Ragan and wife Katie of Corsicana, Garry Ragan of Corsicana, Danny Ragan and wife Connie of Snyder, Texas, Cindy Ragan of Fort Worth; step-son, Roy Ragan and wife Ophelia of Blosson; sister, Judy Riggs of McComb, Oklahoma; sister-in-law, Doris Ragan; brother, Jimmy Sweeney and wife Jackie of Dallas; numerous grand children and great-grandchildren; special friends and long time neighbor Albert Ovalle Sr. and Chris De La Rosa.

Visitation with the family will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Earl Dwayne Eakin
Dec 13, 1952 - July 21, 2015

Earl Dwayne Eakin, 62 of Corsicana, passed away July 21, 2015, in Corsicana.
He was born Dec. 13, 1952, in Odessa, to Edgar Earl Eakin Jr. and Virginia Ruth McClure Eakin.
Mr. Eakin was served in The United States Navy in the early 1970's on a carrier during Vietnam. He was a member of Unity Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and working on small engine repair or anything mechanical. He also enjoyed collecting Indian artifacts.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and sisters, Wilma Hogle and Paula Gonzales.
He is survived by his sister, Iris Mesker of Corsicana; sister, Dionea Ponce of Longview; brother, Lynn Eakin of Longview; brother, Ed Eakin of Garden City, Kansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at Unity Baptist Church with Bro. Chad Owens officiating. Graveside service will be 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, 2015, at Electra Cemetery in Electra, Texas.
Pallbearers will be Jock Kuykendall, James Trull, David Nelson, Jimmy Mesker Jr., David Brann and Justin Eakin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Disabled Veterans www.dav.org.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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James Edward Warren
Feb 14, 1937 - July 20, 2015

James Edward Warren, 78, of Richland passed away Monday, July 20, 2015. Visitation will be 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Alfred Smirl officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery, Richland, Texas. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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James Warren, 78 of Richland, passed away July 20, 2015. He was born February 14, 1937 in Gorman, Texas to Raymond and Ruby Warren. He married Audrey Lowery on May 31, 1958 in Cisco, Texas. Mr. Warren worked for Woodward Company Excavation for 20 years. He then retired after working for Navarro County Precinct 3 in Richland for 10 years. Mr. Warren was a very kind and sweet man, very helpful to neighbors and took care of business.
He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Audrey Lowery Warren of Richland; three children, Freida Warren of Nashville, TN, Judy Kay Burton of Farmers Branch and Julie Ann Reece of Lake Dallas; seven grandchildren, April Rivas, Christopher Burton, Jess Edward Warren, Faith Catherine Johnson, Jared Warren, Savannah Reece, Ciera Reece and numerous great grandchildren. He is also survived by one sister, Alpha Mae Lanham of Emory; aunt Oletha Custer of Lubbock; cousin, Travis Debnam of LaMesa and numerous other cousins and extended family members.
Visitation will be Saturday, July 25, 2015 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will follow visitation at 2:00 pm in the Chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Alfred Smirl officiating. Burial will follow at Richland Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Christopher Burton, Jimmy Childress, Justin Hardin, John Ivie, Robert Lowery and Miguel Rivas.

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Richland Man Among Three Killed in I-45 Crash
By Bob Belcher, Daily Sun
The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified a Richland man as one of the three people killed in a multi-vehicle crash on I-45 in Freestone County Monday morning.
The DPS said James Edward Warren, 78, was the driver of a Chevy pickup truck driving the wrong way on the freeway, crashing head-on into a Nissan Pathfinder with eight people riding in it. Warren and the driver of the Nissan died at the scene. A 14-year-old boy in the Nissan died later Monday afternoon at a Dallas hospital.
Two other vehicles collided with the Nissan after it rolled onto its side in the right-hand lane and shoulder of the highway.
Numerous ground and air ambulances responded to the major crash that occurred about 11 a.m. Monday near the 209 mile marker of the highway, approximately four miles south of the Navarro/Freestone County line.
The DPS had not released the names of any of the others killed or hurt in the crash as of 9:25 p.m. Monday.
The investigation into the crash is continuing, said Trooper James Colunga.

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Daily Sun photo/Ron Farmer - First responders from multiple agencies responded to a five-car collision on Interstate 45 in Freestone County Monday. Three people were killed, and several others injured, in the crash believed to have been caused by a wrong-way driver.


Crash Investigation Continues; More Victims Identified
From Staff Reports
The Texas Department of Public Safety has identified more of the individuals involved in a multi-vehicle collision on Interstate 45 Monday that left three people dead and several more injured.
And a news release issued Tuesday by Trooper James Colunga of the Corsicana DPS office now indicates five vehicles are involved in the investigation into the deadly crash.
Colunga identified the driver of the Nissan Pathfinder as 31-year-old Aaron Palacios Mendoza of Dallas. Mendoza died when his vehicle was struck head-on by a pickup truck driven by James Edward Warren, 78, of Richland. Warren was driving north in the southbound lanes of the highway, investigators said. Warren also died at the scene near the 209 mile marker. A 14-year-old male riding in the Pathfinder died later Monday at a Dallas hospital.
Also in the Pathfinder was Mendoza’s wife Brenda, 31, and six children. Brenda Mendoza was taken to Parkland Hospital by air ambulance, where she remained hospitalized Tuesday. The five surviving children, ranging in age from 18 months to 12 years, were still hospitalized Tuesday, although two of them were expected to be released to family members, Colunga said.
Colunga said preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates none of the children were wearing seat belts at the time of the crash. One of the children was ejected from the Pathfinder, he said.
Two other vehicles — a Hyundai Sonata and a GMC Acadia — are believed to have made contact with the Pathfinder after it crashed with the truck. A third vehicle — a Nissan Altima — is believed to have sustained damage from debris as a result of the crash, Colunga said.
The driver of the Hyundai Sonata was identified as 19-year-old Elijah Hodges, who was treated and released at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield.
The driver of the GMC Acadia was 43-year-old Michael Morrison, who was not injured. A passenger in his vehicle, 41-year-old Temani Morrison, was treated and released at East Texas Medical Center in Fairfield. A third passenger, a 12-year-old male, was uninjured.
The driver of the Nissan Altima was 26-year-old Amber Clarke. Clarke and two other passengers in her car were not injured.
Colunga said troopers are continuing the investigation into the fatal crash, and still trying to learn why Warren’s pickup truck was driving the wrong way on the Interstate.

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Warner Lee (James) Redus
June 8, 1929 - July 17, 2015

Warner Redus, 86, of Corsicana passed away Friday, July 17, 2015.
Warner Lee James Redus was born on June 8, 1929 to the late Chester Arthur James and Alfreda Taylor James. She was the oldest child born to this union. Warner accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior at an early age.
Warner’s early education was formed in Yoakum Public Schools. She later attended Prairie View A&M University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree and received her Master’s degree from Texas A&I University.
In 1952, Warner married Carlly Lee Redus and to this union they had one daughter, Karla Sue. Warner worked in the Corsicana School District as a teacher and as the director of Special Education for over 40 years. Warner was known for her special talents. She served as a musician at First Independent Baptist Church for over 40 years. She was active in her community by serving as a board member for the local Democratic National Party, and served on many other boards and committees in the Corsicana area. Warner was especially proud of her association with the Red Hat Society and was the founder and Queen of the local Corsicana chapter known as The Purple Passion Ladies. Warner loved doing her arts and crafts and loved to share them with her family and friends.
Her husband, Carlly Lee Redus, preceded her in death.
Warner leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Karla Sue Redus Jefferson and son-in-law Fred Jefferson; grandchildren, Tony Light (Virginia), Cain Thomasson-Redus, Cole Thomasson-Redus and Cate Thomasson-Redus; and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Margaret James and Annjannet James, several nieces and nephews, and a host of other family and friends.
Visitation will be 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015 at Scott Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, July 24, 2015 at First Independent Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Walton officiating.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be John Alexander, Randy Woods, Nate Woolard, Danzell Lee, Aubrey Gibson, Finnis Armstrong, and Harold Jackson.
Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana, in charge of arrangements.

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Minnie B. McMin
Apr 1891 - Dec 4, 1917

NEWS OVER THE COUNTY.

FROST.
(From the Star.)

Miss Minnie McMin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McMin, died Tuesday morning and was buried that evening. Funeral services were conducted at the Baptist church by Rev. H. M. Bennett.

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