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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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, February 12, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bertha (Key) Thomas

Vermell Marie (Henson) Percival-Childress-Thomas
Aug 22, 1927 - Apr 30, 2002

Vermell Marie Thomas, 74, of Mansfield passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2002 in Mansfield.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. today at Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Thomas was born Aug. 22, 1927 in Corsicana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, A.M. Thomas; parents, Lee Roy and Mary Henson; brother, Lee Roy Henson Jr.; and son, Sidney Percival.

Survivors include her daughters, Mary Hale of Arlington and Rose Reveley; sister and brother-in-law, Evelena and Louis Hashop of Beaumont; grandchildren, Ronny Hale, Emily Randolph, Windy Melton and Jeremy Melton; and several nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home


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William Hightower. Thorne
Aug 10, 1880 - Oct 24, 1956

W. H. Thorne Rites
Friday Morning

Funeral services for W. H. Thorne, 75, Angus farmer, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 10:30 a. m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The Masons had charge of the graveside rites.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. W. French, Jr., Fort Worth Methodist minister. A native of Alabama and graduate of the North Alabama Agriculture College, Thorne resided in the Navarro Mills community from 1907 until 1940 when he moved to Angus. He was a Methodist, Mason and Odd Fellow.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; a son, James R. Thorne, Midland; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Garner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Albert Mosley, Purdon; three grandchildren: three brothers, H. B., D. J. and Charlie Thorne, all of Russellville, Ala.; a sister. Mrs. Sid Berry, Red Bay, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Stewart, William Key, Clarence Putman, Doc Allen, Henry Slate and Rufus Pevehouse.

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W. H. Thorne Dies Here Wednesday; Rites Thursday

W. H. Thorne, 76, Angus farmer died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Masons will have charge of graveside rites.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. W. French, Jr., Methodist minister of Fort Worth.

A native of Alabama, Thorne was a graduate of the North Alabama Agricultural College. He came to Navarro Mills in 1907 and resided in that community until 1940 when he moved to Angus.

Thorne was a Methodist and a long-time Mason and Odd Fellow.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; a son, James R. Thorne, Midland; two daughters, Mrs. W. E. Garner, Corsicana, and Mrs. Albert Mosley, Purdon; three grandchildren; three brothers, H. B., D. J. and Charlie Thorne, all of Russellville, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Sid Berry, Red Bay, Ala., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Stewart, William Key, Clarence Putman, Doc Allen, Henry Slate and Rufus Pevehouse.

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John Hunt Mullins
Dec 9, 1849 - Jan 8, 1917

DIED IN DALLAS THIS MORNING.

Former Corsicana Citizen Buried Here Today.

John Mullins, aged 67 years, a former resident here, and a brother of the late Rev. S. G. Mullins, died in Dallas last night after a lingering illness the remains were brought here at noon today, and the funeral took place today at 4 p.m. from the Sutherland Undertaking parlors, and was largely attended.

Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and E. O. Vaughan, S. W. Burdine, J. D. Carroll, H. R. McCandless, Clifton Duncan and J. M. Gordon acted as pallbearers. The deceased was well known to many of our older citizens, and many beautiful flowers were placed above his bier.

The deceased is survived by his widow and six grown children and many relatives here; among these Miss E. O. Vaughan is a niece and B. K. Duncan is a brother-in-law.

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Mary Virginia (Sharp) Mullins
Sep 7, 1856 - Jun 25, 1955

Mrs. Joan Mullins Rites On Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Joan H. Mullins, were held from the McCammon Chapel here Sunday at 4:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. H. Townsend.

Mrs. Mullins died in a Clifton hospital following a short illness.

Born, September 7, 1856, near Winchester, Tenn., she was educated in Mary Sharp College at Winchester, the school founded by her great aunt and named in her honor. She moved to Texas with her family when 20 years of age and was married to John Hunt Mullins in 1877, settling in Hill county.

She resided in Dallas a short time following World War I and for the past 30 years had made her home in Olney, Young county. She was active in public and private schools as a teacher for many years.

Surviving are two of her six children. Mrs. Charles T. Wolverton, Olney, and Robert Mullins, San Antonio; six grand-children, nine great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild and other relatives.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

Pallbearers Travis Edward, C. B. Morgan, E. F. Lanham, John Ferris, Dick Myrick and Luther Henderson.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 27, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Obit had a typing error—it said Mrs. Joan H. Mullins) w/o John Hunt Mullins d/o William Washington Sharp and Susan Scruggs (Finch) Sharp

George Loyd Owens
Sep 21, 1905 - Feb 25, 1972

G. L. Owens

Funeral services for George Loyd Owens, 72, will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. He died Friday in Memorial Hospital.

He was a native of Navarro county and a member of the Unity Baptist Church. The Rev. Jim Bob Farmer will officiate, and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

He is survived by his widow, two sons, Jerry Owens of Corsicana and Allen Ward of Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Martin of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Fannie Greenup, Navarro and Mrs. Della Rash, Corsicana; five grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are George Owens, Dene Owens, Lawton McCain, James Doolen, Frank Greenup and Duart Coker.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, February 27, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ruby Inez (Waters) Ward- French -Owens-Armstrong s/o Geo. W. Owens and Lela (Howard) Owens per death certificate

Grace Marie Grissett
Sep 3, 1916 - Jun 15, 1917

BURIED TODAY.

Baby of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Grissett Died Yesterday.

Grace Marie, 9-months-old child of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Grissett, Jr., died yesterday at the family home 9—West Tenth avenue and the remains were buried this afternoon at 4 o’clock in Oakwood.

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Leola "Ola" (Martin) Sharp
Apr 24, 1889 - Sep 17, 1970

Funeral services for Mrs. Ola Sharp of Italy, a former resident of Corsicana and Waxahachie, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Boze-Mitchell Funeral Chapel in Waxahachie with the Rev. H. M. Rice officiating. Graveside rites will be held at 3:15 p.m. in Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

Mrs. Sharp, 81, a native of Lincoln Parish, La., died Thursday in Italy.

She is survived by three sons, Fred, Raymond and Alva Sharp of Waxahachie; three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Sweeton of Dallas, Mrs. Ester Leonard of Ohio and Mrs. Edna Trammell of California; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three sisters.

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William Martin Sharp
Jan 6, 1884 - Dec 12, 1958

Funeral services for W. M. Sharp, 74, of 2031 West Twelfth avenue, who died of a heart attack Friday morning, were to be held Saturday at 3 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Sharp, a native of Jackson Parish, La., retired as an employe of the city street department last June. He had previously retired at 65 years of age from the State Highway department.

Stricken while driving his automobile on Beaton street, Sharp pulled his automobile to the curb to avoid striking other vehicles where he was discovered slumped over his steering wheel. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Navarro Clinic in a McCammon ambulance. His seizure occurred about 9 a.m.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Leola Sharp, Corsicana; three sons, Raymond, Fred and Alva Sharp, all of Waxahachie; three daughters, Mrs. Edna Pruitt, San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Ethel Sweeton, Garland, and Mrs. Esther Leonard, Bellvue, Ohio; six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Joe Seale, Frank Williams, John B. Davis, Oscar Burns, Kerr Cowan and C. C. Hutson.

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Charles M. Hornbeak
Jan. 5, 1862 - Feb. 13, 1917

DEATH CLAIMS GOOD CITIZEN.

Honest Public Servant and Good Man Called to His Reward.

Death has claimed another of Corsicana’s good citizens. Chas. M. Hornbeak, aged 55 years, and for thirty years a resident of Corsicana, passed to his reward at his home on West Second avenue at 12 o’clock last night after having been confined at home about two weeks, but having been in bad health for many months. The deceased was born in McLennan county, near Waco in 1862. He had been in the saddlery and harness business here for many years, and as a businessman had the utmost confidence of all who knew him. He was serving his third term as a member of the city council, having been elected to that body from Ward 3 to succeed J. E. Butler, in that body, as in private life, he was always for the right, and took a deep interest in the city’s welfare in all its departments, and especially the water and buildings and grounds departments, and was chairman of both those committees. In the walks of life, wherever duty called him, C. M. Hornbeak did his part well and conscientiously. He was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, the Odd Fellows and the Woodmen.

Mr. Hornbeak had been married twice, and is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. F. E. Morgan, of Fort Worth and a son, J. O. Hornbeak of Dallas, by his first marriage, and the second wife and three children, all of whom were at the family home here. Besides these he had three brothers, all Presbyterian ministers, Rev. J. W. Hornbeak of Corsicana, Rev. Dr. Hornbeak, president of Trinity University, and Rev. J. T. Hornbeak of Henderson, Texas.

The funeral will take place from the family home tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Rev. W. R. Gray of the United Presbyterian church will officiate. The mayor, city secretary, members of the city council and other city officials will act as honorary pall bearers; the city police force, headed by the chief, will act as an escort, marching with the hearse, and the fire department will be in the cortege. The following friends will be active pallbearers; Joe Lunn, J. S. Millerman, J. M. Pugh, F. N. Drane, D. K. McCammon, J. F. Halbert of Rice and J. W. McGill.

A good man has passed from the walks of life, and his memory will abide with those who knew him in life.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 13, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • 1st wife Ora (Root) Miller-Hornbeak married Feb. 10, 1887 2nd wife Martha Estelle (Kincaid) Hornbeak married Jan. 13, 1896; s/o Samuel L. Hornbeak & Harriet Jane (Rice) Hornbeak

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LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD.

Funeral of Late C. M. Hornbeak Was Largely Attended.

The funeral of the late Chas. Hornbeak took place at 10 o’clock this morning from the family home on West Second Avenue and was largely attended.

The attendance of City officials in a body, the fire department and the police department, together with the long procession of citizens, made the occasion a decidedly impressive one, such a one as is usually attested by a useful and honorable life.

There were an immense offering of flowers and the funeral services as conducted by Rev. W. R. Gray were most impressive.

A good and useful citizen has gone from us, and the community will long remember him and sympathize with his loved ones in the great affliction that has come to them.

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Chas. M. Hornbeck, who was buried yesterday, was a useful citizen in all that that much used expression implies. He was an attentive, industrious business man and a quiet citizen whose heart was full of pride for his adopted town and county. No man of his means contributed more to the advancement of Corsicana and Navarro county than did this man. And his help was that kind that stimulated his fellow man’s pride in his own work and revealed his possibilities. In movements that furthered the farming and stock growing enterprises he was especially active. Indeed his mind and heart seemed to go out to the farmer and he enjoyed encouraging him. To that end he worked untiringly for the success of all the farm and stock shows given here. It would have been and was hard work for some who worked with him, for the work carried him often well into the night, but with him it was a labor of love. It was something that went for the betterment of the county and was in the interest of the farmer. As a member of the Business League he was always active and earnest and enterprising and never wearied in any work that was fostered by that organization. In the city council, of which he was a member, the same fidelity to duty and the same spirit of loyalty characterized his every act. He was a man of fine judgment, excellent executive ability and while he accomplished much yet it was done with a modesty that was admirable. His home life was without blemish and he was devoted to his children. A short time after the physician had told him of the seriousness of his affliction, he related the doctor’s words to the writer and then said that one of his little girls had climbed on his knee that morning before he left home and said: “Daddy, I hope you will get better. I asked God last night to cure you.” AS he said this the tenderness and gentleness of his heart and nature glistened in his eyes and shone from the smile that overspread his face. Charley Hornbeak was a truly good man. He was a useful man. He will be missed.

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RESOLUTIONS FROM SCHOOL.

Students of Trinity University Show.

Mark of Respect.

The following self-explanatory letter received by Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak of this city will be read with interest here, and is only an example of the place that our recently decreased fellow citizen held in the hearts of those who knew him:

Waxahachie, Texas, Feb. 14, 1917, Mrs. Chas. M. Hornbeak, Corsicana, Texas.

Dear Mrs. Hornbeak: As a representative of the student body of Trinity University, I ask the privilege of presenting to you the following resolution:

Whereas, the summons of death has come to Mr. Chas. M. Hornbeak of Corsicana, Texas, brother of our president, Dr. S. L. Hornbeak:

Resolved, that we, this students of Trinity University, do desire, in this manner and by standing vote as a mark of respect, to convey to Dr. Hornbeak and the bereaved family our most sincere expression of condolence.

Further,
Resolved, that a copy of this resolution be sent to the family of the deceased, and also published in the Trinitonian.

Although I am unknown to you, will you permit me to express my feeling of sincere bereavement. My having given up loved ones from our home circle enables me to realize the meaning of such experiences.

Respectfully,
JOE MANTON.

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Resolutions of Respect.

To the Officers and Members of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I.O. O. F.:

We, your committee on resolutions, beg leave to submit the following on the death of our beloved brother, C. M. Hornbeak:

Whereas, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe in His infinite wisdom, has seen fit to remove from the walks of men on February 13, 1917, our brother, C. M. Hornbeak; therefore be it,

Resolved, first, that we submit to the will of our Heavenly Father in humble faith that He doeth all things well, and say, Thy will, not ours be done.

Second, that we commend the family to our God who alone can comfort them in their sorrow for he weeps with those who weep as well as rejoices with those that do rejoice.

Third, that we will carry in our hearts his memory by the ties of the mystic links which can never be broken.

Fourth, that our charter be draped for thirty days in remembrance of our departed brother.

Fifth, that the secretary furnish the family with a copy of these resolutions and a copy be spread on our minutes.

Respectfully submitted in F. L. & T.

T. G. BROOKS,
A. H. PIPER,
W. J. SEELING.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, February 23, 1917 - Submitted by Diane Richards

The past two weeks has seen two of Corsicana’s most respected and loved old time residents laid to rest, namely, Mr. Chas Hornbeak and Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell. The former was a quiet, forceful man of deep sympathies and sterling worth. The latter was one of the “mothers of Israel” whom the children called blessed. Of exquisite refinement, a nature that saw only the best in her fellow men, unselfish and helpful, she was a friend and neighbor to treasure. May their sleep be that of peace; their resurrection a wondrous glory.

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Martha Estelle (Kincaid) Hornbeak
Dec. 6, 1866 - Dec. 12, 1925

Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak Died This Morning.

The very sudden and unexpected death of Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak this morning a little before 10 o’clock at her home on West Second avenue came as a distinct shock to her many friends.

The sympathy of friends throughout the city goes out in deepest sympathy to her daughters, Mrs. Lou Erath, who is in Washington at the Children’s Hospital, Miss Esther at Marysville College, Marysville, Tenn., and Miss Agness, who is in John Sealey Hospital, Miss Agnes will arrive this evening and the other daughters are leaving today for home.

Mrs. Hornbeak was up this morning early, and had gone out to milk when she was taken violently ill and had to crawl to the house. She called for assistance, which was about seven o’clock, but lived only a few hours.

Funeral arrangements are pending the arrival of her daughters.

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POPULAR WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME TODAY

MRS. C. M. HORNBEAK DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF ONLY THREE HOURS

Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak, 58 years old, widow of the late C. M. Hornbeak, well-known Corsicana citizen, who died 8 years ago, died at her home, 1001 West Second avenue, at 10 o’clock Saturday morning following a sudden illness of three hours. Funeral arrangements are held up pending the arrival of her three daughters here.

Mrs. Hornbeak is survived by three daughters, Miss Lou Erath Hornbeak, Washington, D. C.; Miss Esther Hornbeak, Marysville, Tenn.; Miss Agnes Hornbeak, Galveston, and one sister, Mrs. John Williams, Naples. She is also survived by three brothers-in-law, J. W. Hornbeak, of Corsicana; Dr. S. L. Hornbeak, Waxahachie and Rev. J. A. Hornbeak, of Dallas.

Mrs. Hornbeak was stricken with heart failure while at the barn milking, and lived only a short while after getting into the house and help arrived. Medical aid was of no avail.

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Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak

The recent sudden death of Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak removes one of our lovable, estimable, good women of the community. Mrs. Hornbeak has made Corsicana her home for many years and has reared three talented and attractive daughters, who were all away attending schools when their beloved mother passed away.

The sympathy of friends here and elsewhere goes out to these young ladies in this hour of affliction. They have the consolation of knowing that their mother passed through this world, helping, lifting, loving, lessening the loads of others, and giving her dear unselfish self to those she loved. Such a life will call unto itself the rarest reward when we give it back to heaven that which is so good and pure.

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MRS. HORNBEAK’S FUNERAL TO OCCUR TUESDAY MORNING

BURIAL WILL BE IN OAKWOOD WITH SERVICES AT CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak, 58 years old, who died at her home, 1001 West Second avenue, Saturday following a few hours illness, will be held at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning with Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Active pall bearers will be A. G. Elliott, S. M. Kerr, Cal E. Kerr, Robert Stell, Sr., W. P. McCamon, J. A. Jarrell. The following honorary pall bearers have been named: Cullen Dunn, R. N. Elliott, Dr. Harry Ezell, A. S. Vann, D. P. Smith, H. E. Wassell, Chris J. Knox, Ralph Stell, H. Gribble, W. T. McKee, W. H. Fendley, Robert Layton, Wm. Bolts, ---Moores, Dr. W. T. Shell, and F. N. Drane, W. E. Pugh, C. L. Knox, B. L. Finch, W. R. Pressley, John M. Pugh, C. W. Taylor, H. D. Fillers, M. H. DeWitt, O. M. Boynton, Stanley Kerr, Judge J. M. Blanding, O. H. Willie, J. E. Martin, all of Corsicana; and W. H. Hanger of Fort Worth.

Mrs. Hornbeak is survived by three grown daughters, Miss Lou Erath Hornbeak, Washington, D.C.; Miss Ester Hornbeak, Maryville, Tenn.; and Miss Agnes Hornbeak, Galveston; and two step-children, John Otho Hornbeak and Mrs. Finis E. Morgan both of Fort Worth. She is also survived by one sister, Mrs. John Williams, Naples; and three brothers-in-law, J. W. Hornbeak, Corsicana; Dr. S. I. Hornbeak, Waxahachie, and Rev. J. A. Hornbeak, Dallas.

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Two Citizens Pass to Their Reward

The past week closed and the new week began with the passing of two of Corsicana’s esteemed citizens, Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak, who died during the morning hour of Saturday, and Mr. W. F. Dunn, familiarly known as Billie Dunn, who passed to his reward during the afternoon hours Sunday.

Although Mr. Dunn has been a sick man for many, many months, he has made such a brave fight, that his death came as a shock to his host of friends here and elsewhere.

The sympathy of the many friends of both families, goes out to the bereft loved ones. Heaven knowing what these dear ones have died, will pour into the faithful, aching hearts her holiest, precious balm.

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Funeral of Mrs. Hornbeck

The funeral of Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak will take place Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church of which she was a life long and very faithful member.

Her daughters, who were all away at the time of their mother’s death will be home for the funeral. Miss Agnes, who is a student nurse in Sealey Hospital Galveston came in Saturday afternoon. Miss Ester a student of Maryville College, Maryville, Tenn., reached home on the early morning train and Miss Lou Erath who is in the Children’s Hospital, Washington, D. C., will arrive tonight. The girls will be guests of Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Willie while at home.

Mrs. John C. Williams of Naples, a sister of Mrs. Hornbeak, has arrived and is with Mr. and Mrs. Murphy Williams, Mrs. J. A. Bonner of Tehuacana, a sister-in-law, is with Mr. and Mrs. B. T. Delahay until after the funeral. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Hornbeak of Waxahachie are guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling Hornbeak, and Mr. and Mrs. Finis Morgan and Mr. Otho Hornbeak of Fort Worth will arrive this morning.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HORNBEAK TUESDAY MORNING

INTERMENT IN OAKWOOD AFTER SERVICES THIRD AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN

Funeral services for Mrs. C. M. Hornbeck aged 58 years, who died suddenly Saturday morning, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church with the services conducted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hornbeak was the widow of the late C. W. Hornbeak, well known Corsicana citizen, who died eight years ago.

The deceased is survived by three daughters, Miss Lou Erath Hornbeak, Washington, D. C.; Miss Esther Hornbeak, Marysville, Tenn., and Miss Agnes Hornbeak, Galveston; one sister, Mrs. John Williams, Naples; three brothers-in-law, J. W. Hornbeak, Corsicana; Dr. J. S. Hornbeak, Waxahachie; Rev. J. A. Hornbeak, Dallas.

Active pall bearers were A. G. Elliott, S. M. Kerr, Cal E. Kerr, Robert Stell, Sr., W. P. McCammon and J. A. Jarrell.

Following were honorary pallbearers: Cullen Dunn, R. N. Elliott, Dr. Harry Exell, A. S. Vann, D. P. Smith, H. E. Wassell, Chris J. Knox, Ralph Stell, H. Gribble, W. T. McKee, W. H. Fendley, Robert Layton, Wm. Boltz, E. K. Moores, Dr. W. T. Shell, F. C. Pugh, C. L. Knox, B. L. Finch, W. R. Presley, J. M. Pugh, C.W. Taylor, H. D. Fillers, M. H. DeWitt, O. M. Boynton, Stanley Kerr, J. M. Blanding, A. H. White, J. E. Martin, all of Corsicana; W. H. Hanger, Fort Worth.

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John Ella (Root) Hornbeak
Mar 13, 1851 - May 9, 1933

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED ON TUESDAY

MRS. JOHN ELLA HORNBEAK WAS NATIVE TEXAN AND SPENT LIFE HERE

Funeral services for Mrs. John Ella Hornbeak, aged 82 years, widow of the late Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, pioneer minister, were scheduled at the Cumberland Presbyterian church Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Mrs. Hornbeak died Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. T. Delahay, 2115 West Second avenue.

Mrs. Hornbeak was a native Texan and reside in and near Corsicana all of her life. She was born March 13, 1851. Prior to her marriage to Rev. Mr. Hornbeak, she was Miss John Ella Root.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. B. T. Delahay, Corsicana; Mrs. J. M. Rector, San Antonio; and Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; two sons, Sterling Hornbeak, Corsicana, and Sam Hornbeak, San Antonio; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

The funeral services were to be conducted by Rev. W. T. Ingram of Marshall, formerly of Corsicana, with Rev. A. C. DeForest of Hubbard assisting. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Pallbearers were to be J. M. Kerr, J. M. McDaniel, F. Widmer, Clay Nash, W. H. Deckard and Tom Kerr.

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Many Friends And Relatives Attend Pioneer’s Funeral

Among the many out-of-town relatives and friends of the J. W. Hornbeak family here Wednesday to attend the funeral services for the late John Ella Hornbeak, held at the Cumberland Presbyterian church were Rev. and Mrs. W. T. Ingham and children, Elizabeth and Joe Lynn of Marshall; Mrs. J. M. Rector, San Antonio; Misses Georgia and Caytie Root and Mrs. George Edwards, Port Arthur; Mrs. Jesse Perkins and daughters, Jesse Mae and Cleora, Lufkin; Mrs. Barton Sigler, and Mrs. Richard Sigler, Athens; Mrs. Roland Mays, Miss Carrie Daniel, Mrs. Holt and daughter, Dorothy, Kerens; Mrs. Max Pierce, Mr. and Mrs. Finis Morgan and Mr. Otho Hornbeak of Fort Worth; Rev. and Mrs. B. E. Bower and daughter, Laverne, Rev. And Mrs. A. C. DeForest and daughters, Mrs. Irene Shaw and Miss Mattie DeRorest, Mrs. Sellers Bowmer and daughter, Bertha Eleanor, Mr. and Mrs. Onstadt, and Mrs. J. H. Johnson of Hubbard.

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Sterling Huff Hornbeak
Mar 4, 1880 - Aug 6, 1959

S. H. Hornbeak Dies In Tyler, Services Here

Sterling H. Hornbeak, 79, native of Corsicana, died in Mother Frances Hospital in Tyler Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. S. Q. Proctor of Overton.

Hornbeak was employed by the Drane interests for years, was once business manager of the P. and S. Hospital and operated a dairy here for years. Later he was in the bottling business in Malvern, Ark., before his retirement and moving to Tyler.

Surviving are his wife of Tyler; two sons, Jay Hornbeak, Long Beach, California., and Jack Hornbeak, Santa Ana, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Pierce, San Francisco, Calif.; three sisters Mrs. Stella Delahay and Miss Lois Hornbeak, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Oma Rector, San Antonio; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bob White, Henry Graves, Claude Absher, Louis Hashop, Frank Holmes, Hayes Bonner and Jerry Roe.

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S. H. Hornbeak Services Here

Funeral services for Sterling H. Hornbeak, 79, who died in a Tyler hospital Thursday afternoon, were held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. S. Q. Proctor of Overton, Cumberland Presbyterian church minister, formerly of Corsicana.

Hornbeak, a native of Corsicana, was business manager of the P. and S. Hospital, was connected with the Drane Interests and operated a dairy for years. He retired a few years ago after operating a soft drink bottling concern at Malvern, ark.

Surviving are his wife of Tyler, two sons, Jay Hornbeak, Long Beach, Calif., and Jack Hornbeak, Santa Ana, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. M. C. Pierce, San Francisco; three sisters, Mrs. Stella Delehay and Miss Lois Hornbeak, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Oma Rector, San Antonio;; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Bob White, Henry Graves, Claude Absher, Louis Hashop, Frank Holmes, Hayes Bonner and Jerry Roe.

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Lillian Dale “Lillie” (Clem) Hornbeak
Apr 5, 1886 - Sep 12, 1948

TUESDAY RITES FOR MRS. S. H. HORNBEAK; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Sterling H. Hornbeak, 62, who died at her home in Malvern, Ark., Sunday morning, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. Jack Goff pastor of the North Side Baptist church.

Native of Malvern, Mrs. Hornbeak resided in Corsicana most of her life, returning to Malvern a few years ago.

Surviving are her husband of Malvern; two sons, J. W. Hornbeak, California, and Jack Hornbeak, Washington, State; a daughter, Mrs. Maxwell Pierce, California; a sister, Mrs. Henry L. Graves, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry L. Graves, Harold Clem, Nevin Koch, Bob White, Bill Delahay and J. M. Clem, all nephews.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clem and Sterling Hornbeak of Malvern, Ark., and Jay Hornbeak of Balboa Beach, Calif., were guest in the home of Mrs. Henry L. Graves while here to attend the funeral of the late Mrs. Sterling Hornbeak on Tuesday. At the time of Mrs. Hornbeak’s death, Mrs. Graves had been at her bedside for ten days. Mrs. Hornbeak and Mrs. Graves were sisters.

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Relatives Attend Hornbeak Funeral

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of the late Mrs. Sterling Hornbeak of Malvern, Ark., were Sterling Hornbeak and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Clem of Malvern, Ark., Jay Hornbeak of Balboa Beach, Calif., Mr. and Mrs. Nevin Koch and Miss Betty Hornbeak of San Antionio, Lieut. Col. W. A. Delehay and daughter, Myria, Mrs. Dorothy Territo, Mrs. Finis E. Morgan and Merritt A. Drane of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Mary Barry of Dallas.

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Susan M. “Sue” (Cotton) Graves
Dec 25, 1850 - Sep 18, 1921

Died Here Last Night.

Mrs. Sue Graves, wife of Chas. H. Graves, who would have been 72 years of age in December next, died at the family home, 402 South Thirteenth street, at 9 o’clock last night after many months of ill health. The deceased had lived in Corsicana for many years and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. She is survived by her husband and four children, Henry Graves, Frank Graves and Mrs. W. W. Walton of Corsicana, and Charles Graves of Wichita Falls.

The funeral took place this afternoon at 5 o’clock and was largely attended and there were numerous floral offerings. Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the Baptist church officiated, and J. T. Scarborough, L. A. Pinkston, T. J. Walton, G. F. Miller, E. L. Hall, A. J. Wareing, W. M. Tatum, W. B. Evans and T. J. Braselton acted as pallbearers.

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Charles H. Graves, Lieut.
Sep 4, 1845 - Feb 19, 1922

DIED HERE SATURDAY NIGHT

Funeral Yesterday Was Largely Attended.

Chas. H. Graves, aged 77 years, and a citizen of Texas since 1846, died at the home of his son, Henry Lee Graves, Saturday night after several weeks illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock by those of his wife who preceded him just five months. When the deceased came to Texas as a child with his parents, they made their first home was at Fairfield, Freestone, Co. His father was a pioneer in the work of organizing Baylor University, and the deceased was educated in that school. He served four years in the Confederate army, and after the war he spent a while in South America and then traveled in the northwestern states for some time. Later he returned to Texas and studied law, and for several years served as district attorney of Freestone county. He retired from the practice of law a good many years ago and had made his home here for thirty years. He was a true citizen in all walks of life, and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by four children, Mrs. W. W. Walton, Henry Lee Graves and Frank Graves of Corsicana and Chas. W. Graves of Breakenridge.

The funeral services yesterday were conducted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the First Baptist church, and the active pallbearers were A. J. Wareing, T. J. Walton, L. A. Pinskton, Judge Hawkins Scarborough, D. K. McCammon, G. F. Haslam, S. H. Hornbeak, Bell White and Walter Hayes. The honorary pallbearers were members of Camp Winkler Confederate veterans. The place of death was near the cemetery and the honorary pallbearers marched to the cemetery in front of the hearse, and the active pallbearers on either side of the remains as they were driven slowly along to their last resting place. Rev. Kennedy held impressive services at the home, and at the grave appropriate music was furnished and when the grave hid the remains from mortal eyes it was covered with a profusion of beautiful floral offerings. A good man and citizen has gone from the walks of life, and many friends are left to sympathize with his family in the great sorrow that has come to them.

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Alice (Clem) Graves
Sep 26, 1876 - Oct 27, 1965

Hold Friday Funeral Rites For Mrs. Graves

Funeral services for Mrs. Henry Lee Graves, 89, who died in Dallas Wednesday afternoon, were held Friday at 10:30 a. m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Herbert R. Howard, pastor of the Park Cities Baptist church, assisted by Dr. J. M. Dawson.

Daughter of the late John Mason Clem, Baptist minister, and Mrs. Clem, she had been a Baptist since 15 years of age and had been a member of the First Baptist church here since 1904, the year of her marriage to the late Henry L. Graves.

Mrs. Graves was active in Sunday School and WMU, Eastern Star, Kinsloe House, Psychology Club, Corsicana Garden Club, History Club and the Psychology Club.

Surviving are a son, Henry L. Graves, Dallas; three daughters, Miss Louise Graves, Dallas; Mrs. Bob White, Corsicana, and Mrs. J. Kirby Smith, Dallas; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Pallbearers were Hubert Braselton, Johnny Noble, Paul Moore, Silas G. Fry, Robert Hamilton, Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, Herman Roberts and Nelson Ross.

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Henry Lee Graves, Sr.
Dec 17, 1874 - Jun 8, 1948

HENRY LEE GRAVES DIED TUESDAY; BE BURIED WEDNESDAY

Henry Lee Graves, aged 73 years, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the P. and S. Hospital Tuesday morning at 2:15 o’clock following several years of ill health.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock. Dr. Jared L. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct the services.

A member of the First Baptist church, Graves was the son of the late Charles H. Graves, Confederate veteran and first county attorney of Freestone county in the a870s. He was the grandson and namesake of Dr. Henry Lee Graves who came to Texas in 1846 from Social Circle, Ga., to take active charge of Baylor University and was its first president.

A driller in the first oil field in Texas here, he later was employed in the development of other fields in Texas, and was a cotton buyer for years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana, a son, Henry L. Graves, Jr., Dallas; three daughters, Miss Louise Graves and Mrs. Bob White, both of Dallas, and Mrs. Kirby Smith, Fort Worth; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mayor Hubert T. Braselton, Perry McCammon, J. E. Davant, A. R. Lewis, A. G. Smith and R. C. Marshall.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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HENRY LEE GRAVES FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Henry Lee Graves, aged 73 years, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Tuesday, were held from the McCammon Funeral Chapel Wednesday morning. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church of which Graves was a long-time member.

The son of the late Charles H. Graves, a Confederate veteran and the first county attorney of Freestone county in the 1870s, he was the grandson and namesake of Dr. Henry Lee Graves, the first president of Baylor University, Waco, in 1846.

Graves was a driller in the Corsicana oil field before the turn of the century and later was a cotton buyer for years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Henry l. Graves, Jr., Dallas; three daughters, Miss Louise Graves and Mrs. Bob White both of Dallas, and Mrs. Kirby Smith, Fort Worth; four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Mayor Hubert T. Braselton, Perry McCammon, J. E. Davant, A. R. Lewis, A. G. Smith and R. C. Marshall.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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Relatives, Friends From Out Of Town At Graves Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends at the funeral of the late Henry Graves were Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Walton and family of Fort Worth, Mrs. Frank Graves and Mrs. Mitcham of Athens, James L. Stephenson, Robert Turner, Bill Willingham, Joe McLurdy, Mrs. Margaret Cone and Mrs. Jimmy Owens of Dallas.

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Stella Parsons (Hornbeak) Delahay
Nov 3, 1877 - Aug 19, 1962

Mrs. Delahay Dies Sunday, Rites Tuesday

Mrs. B. T. (Stella) Delahay, 84, of Arlington died in the Masonic Home there early Sunday morning. She was the widow of Ben T. Delahay, long-time resident of Corsicana, and retired post office employe.

Funeral services will be conducted in the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

The Rev. Paul R. Capehart and Kenneth Hanna will be in charge.

Mrs. Delahay was born, Nov. 4, 1877 at Rockwall, the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Hornbeak, pioneer residents of Corsicana. She had been a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church here for 73 years and was church pianist and held other offices in the congregation.

She is survived by two sons, Col. W. A. Delahay, U. S. Air Force, Charleston, S. C.; and Ben T. Delahay, Jr., Steamboat Springs, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Coutant, Washington, D. C.; and Mrs. Dorothy Territo, Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; and Mr. J. C. Rector, San Antonio.

Pallbearers will be William Lee Holman, Frank Holmes, Hayes Bonner, Nevin Koch, Howard West and Isadore Goldberg.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 20, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Benjamin Thomas Delahay married Sep. 2, 1911 d/o James William Hornbeak, Rev. and John Ella (Root) Hornbeak

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Tuesday Rites Mrs. Delahay

The last rites for Mrs. B. T. (Stella) Delahay, 84, of Arlington, who died in the Masonic Home there Sunday at the age of 84, were conducted in the McCammon Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. with burial in the Oakwood cemetery.

Conducting will be the Rev. Paul R. Capehart and Kenneth Hanna.

Mrs. Delahay’s husband was the late Ben T. Delahay, long-time resident of Corsicana.

She is survived by two sons, Col. W. A. Delahay, U. S. Air Force, Charleston, S. C.; and Ben T. Delahay, Jr., Steamboat Springs, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Gene Coutant, Washington, D. C.; and Mrs. Dorothy Territo, Fort Worth; 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; and Mr. J. C. Rector, San Antonio.

Pallbearers were William Lee Holman, Frank Holmes, Hayes Bonner, Nevin Koch, Howard West and Isadore Goldberg.

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Oma Lou (Hornbeak) Rector
Mar 13, 1882 - Mar 19, 1963

Mrs. Rector Of San Antonio Dies Tuesday

Mrs. James M. Rector, the former Miss Oma Hornbeak of Corsicana, died in San Antonio Tuesday night. She was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Hornbeak, pioneer residents of Corsicana.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Capehart, Cumberland Presbyterian church minister, in charge.

Surviving are her husband of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. N. G. Koch, San Antonio; a sister, Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; a granddaughter and other relatives, including a brother-in-law, O. M. Rector of Corsicana.

McCammon will direct.

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Friday Rites For Mrs. Rector

Graveside rites for Mrs. James M. Rector, former Corsicanan who died in San Antonio Tuesday night, will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Paul Capehart, Cumberland Presbyterian church minister, in charge.

Mrs. Rector is the former Miss Oma Hornbeak of Corsicana, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Hornbeak, pioneer Corsicana residents.
Surviving are her husband of San Antonio; a daughter, Mrs. N. G. Koch, San Antonio; a sister, Miss Lois Hornbeak, Corsicana; a granddaughter and other relatives, including a brother-in-law, O. M. Rector of Corsicana.

McCammon will direct.

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James T. Holman
1892 - Jan. 6, 1917

SAD ACCIDENTAL DEATH.

Young Man is Asphixiated While in Bath Tub.

The sad news reached Corsicana late Saturday afternoon that James Holman, aged 23 years, and son of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Holman of Corsicana, had met death at Tulsa, Okla. Saturday by being overcome by gas while taking a bath. The young man was partially reared in Corsicana, and after quitting school was with the Magnolia Petroleum Co., and went with them to Dallas when the move was made.

Later, because the confinement did not agree with his health, he went ot Houston and was with the Ford automobile Company.

Christmas was spent with his parents, and from here he went to Tulsa to work for the oil company, and had just entered upon his duties when unexpected and sudden death overtook him.

The sad message came as a great shock to his parents and the sympathy of their many friends as well as that of the entire community is with them in their great sorrow.

The remains arrived here at 12:25 today and the funeral took place from the First Methodist church at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Revs. Fort and W. H. Matthews officiating.

The following school mates of the deceased acted as pallbearers: Albert Phillips, James Dyer, James Woods, Henry Jacobs, Carl Mirus. Ollie Peterson and Paola Blair.

After the services at the church the Masons took charge and concluded the services at the grave.

A large procession followed the body to its last resting place, and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Resolutions of Respect.

To the Worshipful Master, Wardens and Brethren of Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. & A. M.:

We your committee appointed to draft resolutions upon the death of our beloved Brother, James T. Holman, beg to submit the following:

Whereas, the Supreme Architect in his infinite goodness and wisdom has seen fit to call our beloved brother from the pursuance of his earthly labors, in this our earthly and subordinate lodge to an apprenticeship in the Celestial lodge above, where the Supreme Architect of the universe presides; and,

Whereas, he was faithful in the commands of the Master and diligent and active in the exemplification of the recommended virtues of a Master Mason, walking uprightly in his several stations before God and man, squaring his actions by the square of virtue, remembering carefully the Mason’s imposition of a virtuous and amiable life; therefore be it,

Resolved, that in the death of our Brother, James T. Holman, Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. & A. M., and each individual member thereof, has lost a true friend and craftsman, whose fellowship it has been a profit and pleasure to enjoy, and to whose virtuous and commendable qualities we bear true and willing testimony; and, be it further.

Resolved, that we extend to his bereaved father and mother, to his sisters and brothers, and to his other relatives, our deepest sympathy and condolence, and point them to the sustaining strength of our Great Hope in the merits of the Lion of the Tribe of Judah, which teaches us to doubt not but that in the glorious morn of the resurrection the body shall rise and become as incorruptible as the soul; and, be it further,

Resolved, that a copy of this memorial be duly certified to the officers of this lodge and sent to the parents of the deceased, and that a copy be spread upon the minutes of this lodge, and also that a copy be sent to the press of the city for publication.

A. G. PHILLIPS,
R. L. SHEETS,
For Committee.

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William Earnest Hough, Sr.
May 23, 1873 - Aug 14, 1955

William E. Hough Services Tuesday

William E. Hough, 82, retired Southern Pacific Lines conductor, former Corsicana resident, died in Muskogee, Okla., late Sunday night. He resided here until the SP shops were moved to Ennis and then resided at Ennis for many years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday in Muskogee, Okla., and the body will be brought to Corsicana for graveside rites and burial in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 2 p. m. Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist Church, will conduct the rites here.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Hough, Muskogee; a son, W. E. Hough, Jr., Lancaster, Pa.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

He was a member of the Muskogee, Okla., Masonic Lodge.

McCammon is directing the local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 15, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Carrie May (Ellison) Hough married Dec. 4, 1901; s/o Randolph Kounslar Hough & Florinda Martin (Tapscott) Hough

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Tuesday Services For W. E. Hough

Funeral services for William E. Hough, 82, retired Southern Pacific Lines conductor, who died in Muskogee, Okla., late Sunday night, were held at Muskogee Tuesday morning with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the West Side Baptist church.

Hough resided in Corsicana before he was moved to Ennis when the railroad shops were transferred from Corsicana.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Muskogee.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Carrie Hough, Muskogee; a son, W. E. Hough, Jr., Lancaster, Pa.; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

McCammon directed local arrangements.

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Carrie May (Ellison) Hough
Feb 18, 1881 - Apr 26, 1972

Mrs. Hough

Mrs. Carrie May Hough, 91, a former Corsicana resident, died Wednesday in Lancaster, Penn., where she had lived many years. Her late husband, William E. Hough, preceded her in death in 1955 and was buried here at Oakwood cemetery.

Graveside rites and burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery with Griffin Funeral Home conducting.

She is survived by one son, W. E. Hough, Jr. also of Lancaster.

Details of funeral services in Lancaster were unknown to Griffin Funeral Home Thursday.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 27, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Earnest Hough, Sr. married Dec. 4, 1901 d/o William Jefferson Ellison and Burnetta “Nettie” ( McCullough) Ellison

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Mrs. Hough

Graveside rites and burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Carrie May Hough, 91, who died Wednesday in Lancaster, Penn., where she had made her home for many years. She was a former Corsicana resident. The Rev. Elvis H. Egge of Lancaster will officiate. Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Mrs. Hough is survived by one son, W. E. Hough, Jr., of Lancaster. Her husband, William E. Hough, was buried in Oakwood Cemetery in 1955.

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Elizabeth J. Tate “Lizzie” (Camp) Caldwell
Sep 14, 1833 - Feb 18, 1917

Mr. Arthur Caldwell was called to Fort Worth Thursday by the serious illness of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell, who has a world of friends in this her old home, who regret to hear of her illness.

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Mrs. Lizzie T. Caldwell Was For Many Years Corsicana Citizen.

Mrs. Lizzie T. Caldwell, widow of Dr. W. P. Caldwell, died at the home of her son, M. P. Caldwell, in Fort Worth last night at 3 o’clock. The body will reach here at 10:40 via the H. &. T. C. tonight and will be taken to the home of another son, W. C. Caldwell, West Second avenue, from whence the funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, assisted by Rev. Charles Oberschmidt, will conduct the services.

Mrs. Caldwell was the wife of Dr. W. P. Caldwell and they came to this county from Bradley county, Tennessee, in 1882. Dr. Caldwell died about eighteen years ago and Mrs. Caldwell continued to make this her home until a few years ago and soon after the death of her daughters, Miss Madie Caldwell, she and another daughter, Miss Florence, went to Fort Worth and made their home with M. P. Caldwell.

Mrs. Caldwell was eighty-three years of age and lived a useful and Christian life. She is a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, never having transferred her church membership to Fort Worth. During her long residence here she was honored for her pure life and many deeds of gentleness. Three children survive her: Walter of Corsicana, and M. P. and Miss Florence Caldwell of Fort Worth.

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VENERABLE LADY BURIED HERE.

Former Corsicana Resident Died in Fort Worth.

The remains of the late Mrs. Lizzie T. Caldwell arrived here last night from Fort Worth and were taken to the home of her son, W. C. Caldwell, on West Second avenue and the funeral took place from there this afternoon at 3:30 in Oakwood and was largely attended. The last sad rites were said by Revs. J. W. Hornbeak and Chas. Oberschmidt, E. W. Johnson, R. S. Neblett, Dr. T. A. Miller, F. T. Whitehill, F. N. Drane and R. C. Sizemore acted as pall-bearers.

There were many old friends in attendance and expressions of sympathy for those who have been thus bereaved were heard from them.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - February 20, 1917 - Submitted by Diane Richards

The past two weeks has seen two of Corsicana’s most respected and loved old time residents laid to rest, namely, Mr. Chas Hornbeak and Mrs. Elizabeth Caldwell. The former was a quiet, forceful man of deep sympathies and sterling worth. The latter was one of the “mothers of Israel” whom the children called blessed. Of exquisite refinement, a nature that saw only the best in her fellow men, unselfish and helpful, she was a friend and neighbor to treasure. May their sleep be that of peace; their resurrection a wondrous glory.

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Ellis Voyle Caldwell
Aug 16, 1909 - Jun 17, 1961

Ellis Caldwell, Daughter Dead, Wife Injured

Ellis Caldwell, 51, native of Corsicana, and his 13-year-old daughter, Calva, are dead and his wife, Alice, is in a serious condition in a hospital as a result of a head-on collision of the Caldwell car and another vehicle between Refugio and Victoria Saturday night.

Caldwell and his family resided at Refugio where he was a member of the school board and connected with Humble Oil and Refining company.

He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Oklahoma University and the University of Texas.

Caldwell was killed instantly and the daughter died several hours later in a hospital. The mother suffered three broken ribs, a fractured pelvis and other injuries and is in the hospital.

It was reported here that the second car involved was driven by a negro. His name and the extent of injuries, if any, to the other occupants was not included in information received here.

Caldwell was connected with the Corley Funeral Home here for five years before moving to East Texas a number of years before becoming connected with Humble. He was the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Voyle Caldwell of Corsicana.

In addition to his wife, Caldwell is also survived by a son, Gene Caldwell, 20, student in San Marcos Baptist Academy, who was not with the family at the time of the accident. Caldwell is a nephew of Mrs. Boyce Martin of Corsicana.

Services will be held at Refugio Tuesday at 1 p.m. and the bodies will be brought to Corley’s Chapel late Tuesday to remain until time for graveside services at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. John Wesley Ford, District Methodist Superintendent will conduct the rites here.

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Caldwell Rites Here Wednesday

Double funeral services were held at Refugio Tuesday at 1 p.m. for Ellis Caldwell, 51, and his daughter, Calva, 13, fatally injured Saturday night in an auto collision near Refugio.

Graveside rites will be conducted at Oakwood cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. John Wesley Ford, Corsicana district Methodist superintendent, officiating.

The identity and injuries, if any, of the driver of the other auto involved, was not learned here.

Mrs. Caldwell suffered three broken ribs and a fractured pelvis in the collision that took the lives of her husband and daughter.

A native of Corsicana, Caldwell was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Voyle Caldwell of Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Oklahoma University and the University of Texas.

He was connected with Corley Funeral Chapel five years and later was with East Texas funeral establishments before becoming an employe of the Humble Oil and Refining Company.

Caldwell was an active civic leader of Refugio and was a member of the board of education.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Gene Caldwell, 20, student was not with his family; five aunts, Mrs. Boyce Martin and Mrs. C. J. DeLafosse, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. G. Mosley, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. E. L. Entrekin, and Miss Flo Wright, both of Hattiesburg, Miss.; a great-aunt, Miss Susie Mullin, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

The bodies are scheduled to be brought to the Corley Chapel Wednesday night to remain until the funeral hour Wednesday afternoon.

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Ellis Caldwell Services Held

Final rites for Ellis Caldwell, 51, and his daughter, Calva, 13, killed in an auto collision near Refugio Saturday night, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery here with Rev. John Wesley Ford, District Methodist superintendent, officiating.

An earlier service was held at Refugio Tuesday at 1 p.m. and the body was brought to the Corley Chapel here Tuesday night to remain until the graveside rites.

Native of Corsicana, only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Voyle Caldwell of Corsicana, he was connected with the Corley home here several years prior to going to East Texas, later joining the Humble Oil and Refining Company about twenty years ago. He was with the Humble company at Refugio where he was a member of the school board.

Mrs. Caldwell suffered several fractured ribs and a fractured pelvis in the mishap that cost the lives of her husband and daughter. A 20-year-old son, Eugene, student in the San Marcos Baptist academy, was not with the family Saturday night.

Other survivors include five aunts, Mrs. Boyce Martin and Mrs. C. J. DeLafosse, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. G. Moseley, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. E. L. Entrekin and Miss Flo Wright, both of Hattiesburg, Miss., and a great-aunt, Miss Susie Mullin, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

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Eugene Voyle Caldwell
Oct 9, 1885 - Sep 24, 1936

HEART ATTACK IS FATAL TO FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT

TO HOLD FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VOYLE CALDWELL ON SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for E. Voyle Caldwell, aged 51 years, of Houston, formerly of Corsicana, who died with a heart attack Thursday morning in his room in a Victoria hotel, will be held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Caldwell had been suffering with a foot infection for a couple of weeks and it is thought this condition caused the attack.

Mr. Caldwell was well-known here. He resided here practically all of his life until a few years ago when he became connected with the Mission Manufacturing company.

Surviving are a son, Ellis Caldwell, Corsicana; a brother, A. C. Caldwell, Corpus Christi; and four sisters, Mrs. Charles DeLafosse, Corsicana; Miss Loretta Wright, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Mrs. Leslie Entrekin, Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Mrs. Graham Moseley, Huntington, West Va.

Pallbearers will be Hubert Redden, Jim Reddin, Dr. A. B. Horn, L. C. Dockery, Charles Bird, M. J. W. Baker, Roy Miller, Boyce Martin and Jim B. Robinson.

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Funeral Services For Voyle Caldwell Saturday Morning

Funeral services for E. Voyle Caldwell, 51 years, who died in Victoria Thursday morning with a heart attack, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Saturday morning at 10:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church. Mr. Caldwell resided in Houston, but lived in Corsicana practically all of his life.

Surviving are a son, Ellis Caldwell, Corsicana; a brother, A. C. Caldwell, Corpus Christi; four sisters, Mrs. Charles DeLafosse, Corsicana; Miss Loretta Wright, Hattiesburg, Miss.; Mrs. Leslie Entrekin, Hattiesburg, Miss.; and Mrs. Graham Moseley, Huntington, W. Va.

Pallbearers were Hubert Redden, Jim Redden, Dr. A. B. Horn, L. C. Dockery, Charles Bird, M. J. W. Baker, Roy Miller, Boyce Martin, and Jim B. Robinson.

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Relatives, Friends Here For Funeral Of Late Voyle Caldwell

Among the large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives who attended the funeral of the late Voyle Caldwell Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at the Corley Funeral Home, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, were the following out-of-town relatives; His mother, Mrs. T. J. Wright, and sister, Miss Loretta Wright, of Hattiesburg, Miss., and his brother, Mrs. Arthur Caldwell and wife of Corpus Christi; Mr. and Mrs. Will Maddox, Mrs. W. K. Waller and Rev. John Moore, Dallas; Mrs. John L. Bates and son, John, Jr., Mexia; Mrs. J. B. Childress, Frost; Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rackley, Emhouse, all close relatives of the deceased.

Deepest sympathy is extended the bereaved son, mother, brother and sisters, and to the many relatives, by their host of friends here and elsewhere over and out of the state.

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Howard Knox (Ellis) Caldwell
Jul 1, 1893 - Sep 5, 1947

MRS. CALDWELL DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Mrs. Howard Caldwell, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic shortly before noon Friday following an illness of two and one-half years. She had been a patient at the Clinic for some time.

Funreal arrangements had not been completed at press hour pending the arrival of her son.

Native of Meridian, Miss., Mrs. Caldwell was married to the late Eugene Voyle Caldwell in 1909, and moved to Corsicana where she since had resided. She was Miss Howard Knox Ellis before her marriage.

Surviving are a son, Ellis Caldwell, Overton; a grandson, Eugene Caldwell, Overton; a sister, Mrs. Boyce Martin, Corsicana; step-mother, Mrs. W. L. Ellis, Slidell, La., and other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. CALDWELL SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Howard Caldwell, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic at noon Friday, will be held from the First Methodist church Sunday at 4 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Caldwell, widow of the late Eugene Voyle Caldwell of Corsicana, came to Corsicana in 1909.

Mrs. Caldwell had been in ill health for the past two and one-half years.

Surviving are a son, Ellis Caldwell, Overton; a grandson, Eugene Caldwell, Overton; a sister, Mrs. Boyce Martin, Corsicana; step-mother, Mrs. W. L. Ellis, Slidell, La., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. A. B. Horn, A. L. Absher, Gordon Elkins, Frank Burress, Randolph Mitchell and Frank Lemon.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Out-Of-Town Guests At Caldwell Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of Mrs. Howard Caldwell on Sunday afternoon were Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Anderson, Max R. Anderson, Dr. and Mrs. Jim Costin, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Martin, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Lumsden and son, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Absher and daughter, Barbara Nan, Mrs. Harry D. Williams, Mrs. F. L. Achternacht, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Kendrick, Mexia; Mr. and Mrs. Van G. Elkins, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Rackley and Mrs. Childress, Ennis; Mrs. Weldon Reed, Barry.

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Rufus Burr Caldwell, Sr.
Jul 4, 1879 - May 10, 1940

R. B. CALDWELL FORMER CORSICANAN, DIED IN DALLAS

FUNERAL SERVICES HERE ON SATURDAY MORNING WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

R. B. Caldwell, aged 66 years, died in Dallas early Friday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist Church, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Mississippi, Mr. Caldwell came to Navarro county in 1886. He formerly was in the insurance and lumber business in Rice and later was a well-known banker here. He was connected with the Corsicana National Bank and was one of the organizers of the First State Bank here in 1907, later being with the liquidating agent with the National Banking department. For the past several years he has resided in Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Doke Caldwell, and a son, Rufus Caldwell, Jr., both of Dallas; two brothers, R. Arthur Caldwell, Navarro district clerk, Corsicana, and J. W. Caldwell, Athens; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Hodges, San Benito, and other relatives,

Pallbearers will be W. P. McCammon, R. B. Wright, Dallas; George Miller, Dallas; A. G. Elliott, Ben Blackmon, P. H. Loggins, J. W. Edens and J. O. Burke.

Honorary pallbearers will be J. E. Butler, J. N. Edens, F. B. McKie, R. L. Hamilton, E. N. Johnson, Dallas; W. M. Peck, A. C. Pendergast, Dallas; W. C. Edwards, Dallas; Dr. Homer B. Jester, Travis Holland, Houston; A. M. Milligan, A. B. Douglas, Jr.; Guy M. Gibson, C. L. Jester, C. W. Taylor, J. B. Fortson, E. M. Polk, E. E. Hamilton, August DeZavala, Austin; R. D. Fleming, J. S. Murchison, Max D. Almond, Dr. Hugh Sloan, Rice; Althis Jones, Dallas; M. B. Harrell, Dallas; Ray Landreth, Dallas; Morris Fox, Dallas; Ralph Tatum, and Joe Rutherford, Dallas.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY MORNING FOR R. B. CALDWELL

Funeral services for R. B. Caldwell, aged 66 years, who died in Dallas early Friday, were held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Caldwell had made his home in Dallas for a number of years. A native of Mississippi, he came to Rice, Navarro county, in 1886, and was in the insurance and lumber business at Rice for a number of years before becoming connected with the Corsicana National Bank here. He was one of the organizers of the First State Bank of Corsicana in 1907, and later was a liquidating agent with the national banking department.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethel Doke Caldwell, Dallas; a son, Rufus Caldwell, Jr., Dallas; two brothers, R. Arthur Caldwell, Navarro County district clerk, Corsicana, and J. W. Caldwell, Athens; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Hodges, San Benito, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, R. B. Wright, Dallas; George Miller, Dallas; A. G. Elliott, Ben Blackmon, P. H. Loggins, J. W. Edens and J. O. Burke.

Honorary pallbearers were J. E. Butler, J.. N. Edens, F. B. McKie, R. L. Hamilton, E. N. Johnson, Dallas; W. M. Peck, A. C. Pendergast, Dallas; W. C. Edwards, Dallas; Dr. Homer B. Jester, Travis Holland, Houston; A. M. Milligan, A. B. Douglass, Jr., Guy M. Gibson, C. L. Jester, C. W. Taylor, J. B. Fortson, E. M. Polk, E. E. Homilton, August DeZaxnin, Austin; R. D. Fleming, J. S. Murchison, Max D. Almond, Dr. Hugh Sloan, Rice; Althis Jones, Dallas; M. B. Harrell, Dallas; Ray Landreth, Dallas; Morris Fox, Dallas; Ralph Tatum, and Joe Rutherford, Dallas.

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Emma Ethel (Doke) Caldwell
Jul 21, 1879 - May 1, 1945

MRS. E. D. CALDWELL DIED LATE TUESDAY; RITES ON THURSDAY

Mrs. Ethel Doke Caldwell, widow of the late Rufus Caldwell of Dallas, 1444 West Fourth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday evening following a brief illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are a son, Rufus Caldwell, well-known Dallas insurance man; a granddaughter, Katherine Caldwell, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. C. Edwards, Jr., Dr. J. W. David, P. H. Loggins, Ralph Tatum, W. P. McCammon, Dr. Harry Ezell and A. B. Douglass, Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ray Landreth, Beauford H. Jester, J. P. Scogin, Lt. Col. O. L. Dockum, F. B. McKie, Harry Friedman, J. D. Seale, Sgt. Frank Caldwell, M. W. Berry, Ralph Wright, Capt. Richard Dockum and Clyde Stroud.

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RITES ON THURSDAY FOR MRS. CALDWELL, WHO DIED TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Doke Caldwell, 1444 West Fourth avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday night, were held Thursday morning from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home chapel at 10 o’clock. She was the widow of the late R. B. Caldwell of Dallas.

Surviving are a son, Rufus Caldwell, a granddaughter, Katherine Caldwell, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

The services were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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Mary Calva Caldwell
Sep 26, 1947 - Jun 17, 1961

Ellis Caldwell, Daughter Dead, Wife Injured

Ellis Caldwell, 51, native of Corsicana, and his 13-year-old daughter, Calva, are dead and his wife, Alice, is in a serious condition in a hospital as a result of a head-on collision of the Caldwell car and another vehicle between Refugio and Victoria Saturday night.

Caldwell and his family resided at Refugio where he was a member of the school board and connected with Humble Oil and Refining company.

He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Oklahoma University and the University of Texas.

Caldwell was killed instantly and the daughter died several hours later in a hospital. The mother suffered three broken ribs, a fractured pelvis and other injuries and is in the hospital.

It was reported here that the second car involved was driven by a negro. His name and the extent of injuries, if any, to the other occupants was not included in information received here.

Caldwell was connected with the Corley Funeral Home here for five years before moving to East Texas a number of years before becoming connected with Humble. He was the only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Voyle Caldwell of Corsicana.

In addition to his wife, Caldwell is also survived by a son, Gene Caldwell, 20, student in San Marcos Baptist Academy, who was not with the family at the time of the accident. Caldwell is a nephew of Mrs. Boyce Martin of Corsicana.

Services will be held at Refugio Tuesday at 1 p.m. and the bodies will be brought to Corley’s Chapel late Tuesday to remain until time for graveside services at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. John Wesley Ford, District Methodist Superintendent will conduct the rites here.

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Caldwell Rites Here Wednesday

Double funeral services were held at Refugio Tuesday at 1 p.m. for Ellis Caldwell, 51, and his daughter, Calva, 13, fatally injured Saturday night in an auto collision near Refugio.

Graveside rites will be conducted at Oakwood cemetery at 2 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. John Wesley Ford, Corsicana district Methodist superintendent, officiating.

The identity and injuries, if any, of the driver of the other auto involved, was not learned here.

Mrs. Caldwell suffered three broken ribs and a fractured pelvis in the collision that took the lives of her husband and daughter.

A native of Corsicana, Caldwell was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Voyle Caldwell of Corsicana. He graduated from Corsicana High School and attended Oklahoma University and the University of Texas.

He was connected with Corley Funeral Chapel five years and later was with East Texas funeral establishments before becoming an employe of the Humble Oil and Refining Company.

Caldwell was an active civic leader of Refugio and was a member of the board of education.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Gene Caldwell, 20, student was not with his family; five aunts, Mrs. Boyce Martin and Mrs. C. J. DeLafosse, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. A. G. Mosley, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. E. L. Entrekin, and Miss Flo Wright, both of Hattiesburg, Miss.; a great-aunt, Miss Susie Mullin, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

The bodies are scheduled to be brought to the Corley Chapel Wednesday night to remain until the funeral hour Wednesday afternoon.

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Ellis Caldwell Services Held

Final rites for Ellis Caldwell, 51, and his daughter, Calva, 13, killed in an auto collision near Refugio Saturday night, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery here with Rev. John Wesley Ford, District Methodist superintendent, officiating.

An earlier service was held at Refugio Tuesday at 1 p.m. and the body was brought to the Corley Chapel here Tuesday night to remain until the graveside rites.

Native of Corsicana, only child of the late Mr. and Mrs. Voyle Caldwell of Corsicana, he was connected with the Corley home here several years prior to going to East Texas, later joining the Humble Oil and Refining Company about twenty years ago. He was with the Humble company at Refugio where he was a member of the school board.

Mrs. Caldwell suffered several fractured ribs and a fractured pelvis in the mishap that cost the lives of her husband and daughter. A 20-year-old son, Eugene, student in the San Marcos Baptist academy, was not with the family Saturday night.

Other survivors include five aunts, Mrs. Boyce Martin and Mrs. C. J. DeLafosse, both of Corsicana; Mrs. A. G. Moseley, Arlington, Va.; Mrs. E. L. Entrekin and Miss Flo Wright, both of Hattiesburg, Miss., and a great-aunt, Miss Susie Mullin, Little Rock, Ark., and other relatives.

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Billie (Robinson) Caldwell
Jun. 30, 1900 - May 31, 1961

Mrs. Caldwell Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Billie Caldwell died in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove Friday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery here.

Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church, will conduct the rites.

The body will be at the McCammon Chapel here Wednesday night and will be taken to the McCormick Funeral Service chapel in Blooming Grove Thursday.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. E. B. Robinson, Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Tucker Robinson, Dallas; Miss Adelaide Robinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Beatrice R. McCormick, Blooming Grove; a brother, E. B. Robinson, Chicago, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, May 31, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Beverly Camp Caldwell married Oct 22, 1921; d/o Elmer Bose Robinson, Sr. & Huldah Carolina (Hodges) Robinson

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Mrs. Caldwell Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Billie Caldwell, 60, of 2109 Park Row, who died Wednesday in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home here, will be held Friday at 10:30 a. m. at the First Methodist church in Blooming Grove.

The Rev. Eugene E. Wood, of Westminster Presbyterian church, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

The body was taken Thursday from McCammon Funeral Home to McCormick Funeral Service in Blooming Grove.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. E. B. Robinson of Corsicana; three sisters, Miss Tucker Robinson of Dallas, Miss Adelaide Robinson of Corsicana and Mrs. Beatrice R. McCormick of Blooming Grove; one brother, E. B. Robinson of Chicago; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Tom Hooser and W. A. Ross of Frost, Sam Carroll, Drew Gillen and R. Bruce McCormick of Blooming Grove, Roy DeLafosse of Grapeland and Wiley D. Robinson of Corsicana.

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Robert Palmer Blanding
Jul 19, 1882 - May 23, 1926

R. P. BLANDING

The untimely death of Mr. Palmer Blanding was a great shock to his many friends in Corsicana as well as over the state. In a recent issue of “The Securities Salesman,” published at New York, house organ for a company represented by Mr. Blanding, the following appeared: “It is with regret that we announce the death of R. P. Blanding who represented us out of the Dallas office in The Corsicana territory, Mr. Blanding stood seventh in the 35 leading salesmen of the year based on per value and second in the ten leading men in the C. O. division in number of shares sold. The Corsicana Daily Sun carried almost a full column about Mr. Blanding in which appeared the following paragraph: “He was honest, honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellowmen and was honored and respected by old and young alike. When the word was passed around that Palmer Blanding had died there were many, many sad hearts in Corsicana.

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REALTORS ADOPT RESOLUTIONS ON DEATH BLANDING

Adoption of resolutions of respect on the recent death of R. Palmer Blanding, and the hearing of the report of M. L. More, who attended the National meeting of Realtors in Tulsa, featured the regular meeting of the Corsicana Real Estate Board held in the banquet hall of the Navarro Hotel noon Friday.

The memorial resolution was presented by M. L. Moore, W. F. Love and H. B. Bomar, who were appointed a committee for that purpose at the last meeting.

The resolution was as follows:
“Whereas, it has pleased Almighty God, our Father, to remove from his earthly labors our beloved and respected member, R. Palmer Blanding; and,

“Whereas the Corsicana Real Estate Board has suffered a distinct loss in membership and a worker who always did his duty and whose place cannot be filled.

“Be it resolved, that the sorrowing family and friends be extended the sympathy and condolence of this Board; that we commend them to the assurance of the Heavenly Father who tells us that “Whosoever confesses the Son before men, him will the Son confess before the angels in Heaven.”

“Be it further resolved that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Board and that a copy be furnished the family of deceased.”

Signed by: W. F. Love, M. L. Moore and H. B. Bomar.

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PALMER BLANDING DIED SUNDAY NIGHT; FUNERAL MONDAY

WELL KNOWN YOUNG MAN PASSED AWAY AFTER SHORT ILLNESS

Robert Palmer Blanding, age 43 years, died rather suddenly at the family home, 628 West Third avenue, at 10 o’clock Sunday night after only a short illness which was not at first believed to be of a serious nature. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the First Presbyterian church, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, the Masons having charge of the service at the grave. Mr. Blanding is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Blanding; a step-son, Currie Caldwell; his aged father, Judge J. M. Blanding; one sister, Mrs. R. C. Stroud of Italy, Texas, and one brother, Harry O. Blanding, of Corsicana. His mother passed away only two months ago, on March 19th.

The bod was taken to the First Presbyterian church, of which deceased has long been a member and of which he was a deacon at the time of his death. The services at the church were presided over by the pastor, the Rev. David Shepperson, assisted by the Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. The choir of the church had charge of the music for the funeral. Active pallbearers were the deacons of the First Presbyterian church, while the honorary pallbearers were the elders of the church and the personal friends of the deceased.

Deceased was a native of Corsicana and had hosts of friends here, all of whom were greatly shocked and pained when they learned of the unexpected death of this bright and promising young man. Palmer Blanding as he was known to all, was a courteous, friendly and unselfish man. He was liked by all who knew him and beloved by many. He had resided in his native city all his life, having attended the city schools and graduated from the Corsicana High School. He later attended the University of Texas for two terms and afterward returned to Corsicana and has been engaged in business here since that time. He was honest, honorable and upright in all his dealings with his fellowmen and was honored and respected by old and young alike, and when the word was passed around that Palmer Blanding had died there were many, many sad hearts in Corsicana, many of the citizens having known him since babyhood and all of whom had been attracted to him by his sunny, unselfish and optimistic disposition.

The sympathy of the entire community will go out to the bereaved family in their sad hour, especially to the aged father, whose companion of many years had just been taken from him and now his eldest child has answered the final summons that eventually must come to all. There was a great outpouring of friends of the deceased and his family and there were a profusion of beautiful flowers that came as tokens of love and esteem for the young man who had made the pathway of many in life seem as a garden of sweet scented blossoms by his unselfish disposition.

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Attend Funeral.

Never has Corsicana been more saddened and shocked, as on Sunday evening, and early Monday morning, when the news was spread of the sudden and unexpected death of Palmer Blanding.

He was buried Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church of which he was a deacon. Numerous and beautiful were the floral offerings attesting the popularity of, and the high esteem in which he was held, and many were the sorrowing friends who followed his remains to their last resting place. The following out-of-town people were present: Messrs. H. H. Roberts, Al Hillman Weir, M. M. Cherry, H. Riley and Miss Ackerman of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Ivey and family, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Ivey and family, Mrs. M. E. Ivey, Miss Zena Ivey, Mrs. D. B. Currie and Mr. Earle Seale of Kerens, Mr. K. G. Stroud and Mr. Smith of Italy, Mr. and Mrs. Perkins of Palestine and Messrs. R. M. Blanchard and E. P. Blanchard of Palestine.

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John Neal Crowley
Sep 1864 - Jul 1, 1917

DIED SUDDENLY IN SAN ANTONIO..

Corsicana Citizen Had Been in Ill Health

John N. Crowley, who had been a resident here and in this county for a number of years, and who at one time engaged in school teaching, dropped dead in San Pedro Park, in San Antonio Monday and the remains reached here last night and interment took place from the Sutherland parlors at 10 o’clock this morning, with interment in Oakwood. The deceased is survived by his wife and five children, the family making their home at 548 North Nineteenth street.

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John T. Freeman
Oct 25, 1864 - Dec 15, 1917

DIED IN WYOMING.

Remains Will Be Interred Here Next Wednesday.

John Freeman, who once resided in Corsicana, died in Wyoming yesterday and the remains are expected here on Wednesday at noon, and the funeral will take place from the Union Station, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, by the side of his wife, who was buried here a number of years ago. The deceased was an own cousin of Mrs. E. O. Vaughan and a brother-in-law of Mrs. Geo. F. Miller of Corsicana, and a brother of Fred Freedman of Denver, Colorado, and of Mrs. A. S. Henry and Miss Inez Freeman of Arlington, Texas.

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Funeral Tomorrow.

On account of delayed trains the funeral of John Freeman has been postponed until tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock.

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FUNERAL THIS MORNING

Remains of Late John Freeman Interred In Oakwood.

The remains of the late John Freeman, a former resident here, who died in Wyoming last Sunday, arrived here last night and the funeral took place at the Sutherland undertaking parlors at 10:30 this morning. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jeff D. Ray of Fort Worth, who was the pastor of the deceased during his residence in Corsicana. The pallbearers were Byron Cheney, Will Cheney, J. J. McClellan, Bige Tinkle, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Chas DeLafosse, Geo. F. Miller and C. E. Lee. The funeral was largely attended and the remains were interred beside those of his wife and baby who died here a number of years ago. The remains were accompanied here by his brother, Fred Freeman of Denver Colorado, and his sisters, Mrs. A. S. Henry and Miss Inez Freeman of Arlington, Texas.

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William H. Smith
Mar 15, 1855 - Jun 21, 1917

FUNERAL WAS WELL ATTENDED.

Remains of a Good Citizen Are Laid to Rest.

The funeral of the late William H. Smith took place from the family home on West Collin street this morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood. Many friends attended the last sad rites and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

Rev. H. B. Shraeder officiated and the following were pall bearers: Active—J. H. Evetis, Jess Megarity, Wiley Smith, T. J. York and Pick Woods: Honorary—J. H. Galbreath, W. Brown, Dr. Suttle, Thomas Womack and E. L.
Bell.

Mr. Smith had been a resident of Corsicana for many years where he has always been held in high esteem. He was a man of generous heart, good impulses, industrious habits and seeing the right, did not fear to do it as he saw it. He bore a good name and not only his splendid children but the entire community will mourn his loss.

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Mollie (Johnson) Smith
Apr 15, 1852 - Jun 12, 1933

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY IN PORT ARTHUR

Word of the death of Mrs. Mollie Smith, wife of the late William H. Smith and former resident of Corsicana, who died in Port Arthur Monday has been received here. Funeral arrangements are being held up pending the arrival of a son who is on his way home from Europe. He will arrive in New York Friday. The body will probably be sent here for burial.

Surviving are a son, J. R. Smith, Amarillo; two daughters, Mrs. W. P. Cochran, Port Arthur and Mrs. Ernest Croft, Fort Worth.

Mrs. Smith was at the home of her daughter Mrs. Cochran, when she passed away.

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FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA WILL BE BURIED HERE SUNDAY

The body of Mrs. Mollie Smith, wife of the late W. H. Smith and former resident of Corsicana, who died in Port Arthur Monday, will arrive in Corsicana Sunday afternoon at 4:22 o’clock and the funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery immediately after the arrival here. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

The services will be conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Lilla Bell Croft, Fort Worth, and Mrs. W. P. Cochran, Port Arthur; and a son, J. S. Smith, Amarillo. Her son was en route to America from Europe at the time of Mrs. Smith’s death and funeral arrangements were not made until his arrival at home.

Pallbearers will be C. L. Terry, Will Brown, Robert Bates, Will White, Campbell Gillespie and T. J. York.

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

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Amelia Jane (Cubley) Hurlock
Nov 13, 1884 - Feb 22, 1917

VENERABLE LADY DEAD.

After a long and Devoted Christian Life, Reaps Her Reward

Mrs. Amelia J. Hurlock, aged 75 years, two months and nine days, and for many years a resident of Corsicana, died at 5:30 this morning of pneumonia, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Haslam, following an attack of pneumonia.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning from the Haslam home on West Fourth avenue at 1 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. J. W. Fort will officiate and F. T. Whitehill, E. H. Richardson, J. N. Royall, T. P. Little, A. W. McQuiston and A. H. Brooks will act as pall bearers.

The deceased was born in Alabama, December 13, 1841, and came to Texas when a child with her parent. When sixteen years old, in 1857, she was married to H. V. Hurlock in Polk county, Texas. To the union nine children were born, of whom the following are still living; Mrs. G. F. Haslam, Corsicana, Sam Hurlock, Mrs. W. B. Patterson and Mrs. T. L. Waugh, of Houston and G. D. Hurlock of New York.

In addition to these children she is survived by thirty-nine grandchildren and fifteen great grand children.

The life of the deceased woman had been a varied and useful one. She was for nearly all her life a devout member of the Methodist church, and as long as her health would permit was active and zealous in all the affairs of her church. A woman of rare intelligence and strong will she made her life felt for good, and was a veritable mother of Israel. The influence of her holy and pure life will live through the generations to come, and there are hosts today who love to call her name blessed. A noble, self-sacrificing and pure Christian has passed to another and purer realm, and in the years to come her memory will be cherished by all who knew her.

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Zachariah Taylor Hodge, Dr.
Aug 3, 1864 - Jan 23, 1938

DR. Z. T. HODGE DIED AT HOME WEST OF CITY SUNDAY

Dr. Z. T. Hodge, aged 73 years, resident of this vicinity for the past 25 years, well-known dairyman, died at the family home three miles west of Corsicana, Sunday after an extended Illness.

Funeral services were scheduled to be held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Mr. Hodge was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, Herbert Hodge, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Benton Hodge, Elgin; F. E. Hodge, Los Angeles, Calif.; E. S. Hodge, San Angelo; A. T. Hodge, Portland, Ore.; W. C. Hodge, Corsicana; Marion Hodge, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mr. G. W. Wade, Leander, Texas, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be J. B. Nichols, B. V. Treadway, F. C. McCuiston, Jack Megarity, W. A. Hammett, D. R. Nelson and A. H. Bonner.

Honorary pallbearers will be J. A. Horn, John Murchison, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. W. T. Shell, A. G. Elliott, F. A. Midmer, Hugh Cummings, Grover Bowden and Dr. M. Smotherman.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 24, 1938
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lavinia (Sparkman) Hodge buried in Dodson cem., Van Buren Co., Tenn. 2nd wife Elizabeth “Bettie” (Elkins) Cubley-Hodge married Nov. 17, 1898 2nd Mary Emma (Forsythe) Hodge married Mar. 23, 1902; s/o W. C. Hodge and Stacy (Earl) Hodge per death certificate

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR DR. HODGE ON TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Dr. Z. T. Hodge, aged 73 years, dairyman, and resident of this community for the past 40 years, who died Sunday after an extended illness, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Interment was made in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. N. A. Woychuk, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. He was a native of Tennessee.

Surviving are his wife, seven sons, Herbert Hodge, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Benton Hodge, Elgin; F. E. Hodge, Los Angeles, Calif.; E. S. . Hodge, San Angelo; A. T. Hodge, Portland, Ore.; W. C. Hodge, Corsicana, and Marion Hodge, Fort Worth; a daughter, Mrs. G. W. Wade, Leander, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were J. B. Nichols, B. V. Treadway, F. C. McCuiston, Jack Megarity, W. A. Hammett, D. R. Nelson and A. H. Bonner.

Honorary pallbearers were J. A. Horn, John Murchison, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. W. T. Shell, A. G. Elliott, F. A. Widmer, Hugh Cummings, Grover Bowden and M. Smotherman.

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Jerry Lunn
Jul 23, 1883 - Feb 8, 1917

DIED HERE LAST NIGHT.

Well-Known Oil Driller Passes Away.

Jerry Lunn, aged 32 years, 6 months and 15 days, died at his home, 618 South Fourteenth street, last night after a short illness. The deceased is survived by his widow and four children, one brother, Joe Lunn, and one sister, Mrs. James Twitty.

The deceased was a well-known oil driller and had a large circle of friends who are pained at his untimely death.

Interment will take place in Oakwood tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, with Rev. V. W. Wallace officiating.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 8, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Fleta (Thomas) Lunn-Ewing married May. 11, 1901 s/o Euin Lunn and Anna Lou (Truelove) Lunn (Anna is buried at White Church cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx.)

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Remains Interred This Morning.

The remains of the late Jerry Lunn were interred in Oakwood this morning, the funeral taking place from the home on South Fourteenth street, Rev. V. W. Wallace officiated and Drs. T. A. and Dubart Miller, Sam Ingram, John Hughes, G. S. Bass and W. H. Sugart acted as pallbearers. There was a large attendance of friends and many beautiful flowers.

An honorable and manly young man has been called to his reward, and many friends will remember him in the years to come.

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Card of Thanks.

We desire to extend our sincere thanks to the many friends for their numerous acts of kindness during the illness of our late husband and father, and especially do we feel grateful to Drs. T. A. and Dubart Miller for their constant and faithful services.

Mrs. Jerry Lunn and children.

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In Memorium.

A tribute to Mr. Jerry Lunn, who died Thursday morning, February 8th, 1917.

The Death Angel visited his home and took him from his dear wife and children. An honored young man has been called away.

His age was thirty-two years, six months and fifteen days at his death.

All was done that could be by his faithful physicians. He lived only a few days after being taken ill.

He was hard to give him up, but weep not, dear wife and children, brothers and sisters he is gone, but will not be forgotten.

Mr. Jerry Lunn was born and raised in Blooming Grove and his host of friends there, as well as here, will be grieved to learn of his passing so unexpectedly.

His smiling face and cheerful presence will be sadly missed, not only by his wife and children, but by his sister and brother.

He has one sister, Mrs. Jim Twitty, and one brother, Mr. Joe Lunn, to mourn his loss.

The funeral took place from the home of his sister, Mrs. J. J. Twitty, and Rev. V. W. Wallace conducted the services.

There was a large attendance of friends and relatives.

May the God of all grace comfort and bless his wife and the loved ones he left on earth to mourn his death.

A FRIEND.

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Alice Townsnd (Blair) Gaunt-Tendel
Nov 18, 1895 - Mar 29, 1994

Services for Alice Blair Tindel, 99, Athens, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. Dan Danheim officiating.
Graveside services and burial are scheduled for noon Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana under direction of Carroll-Lehr Funeral Home of Athens.
Mrs. Tindel died Tuesday in an Athens hospital.
She was born November 18, 1895, in Middletown, Ohio, to Samuel and Emma Townsend Blair, and was a resident of Athens since 1924. Mrs. Tindel began her music career at the age of 6, and at the age of 15 she studied the pipe organ in Dallas, and was organist at First Presbyterian Church in Corsicana when she was 16.
In 1912 Mrs. Tindel attended the College of Music in Cincinnati, Ohio, and attended the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music 1914-1917. She studied in New York City under Augusta Cottlow and Darrie Louise Dunning.
Mrs. Tindel taught music at Athens High School from 1928-1932 and taught music privately for more than 70 years. She formerly was organist for First Presbyterian Church and First United Methodist Church in Athens. She was one of the founding members of the Athens Music Study Club in 1932, and was named to the Hall of Fame Piano Guild, U.S.A.
Survivors include one daughter, Berta Lou French, Athens; two granddaughters, Tracy Allyn French, Athens, and Linda Lou Sargent, Echo Valley, Calif.; and one nephew, Matthew Hunter Sr., Dallas.

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Abijah B. "Bige" Tinkle
Aug 18, 1861 - May 5, 1934

PROMINENT BANKER AND LANDOWNER DIED HERE EARLY TODAY

BIEGE TINKLE WILL BE BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Bige Tinkle, 72, native Texan, and long-time prominent banker landowner of Corsicana and Navarro county died at his home 1235 West Third avenue, Saturday morning at 3:10 o'clock after a several weeks' illnes with pneumonia. He was a native of Carthage, Texas.
The funeral services will be conducted from the family home Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, Dallas, executie secretary of the Texas Baptist convention, formerly local pastor assisted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church here.
Mr. Tinkle has been prominently identified with local banking circles for many years and at the time of his death was a director of the First National Bank.
Surviving are his wife, three daughters, Mrs. J. C. West, Corsicana; Mrs. Carey G. King, Dallas; and Mrs. Jerry Daniels, Kerens; three sons, Hugh Tinkle, Dallas; Clifford Tinkle, Hamilton and Elton Tinkle, Hamilton; several grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. C. H. DeLafosse, Corsicana, and Mrs. Wes Maggard, Amarillo; two brothers, Nthan Tinkle, Emhouse and Thomas Tinkle, Clarendon; and a number of other relatives.
Pallbearers will be Joe B. Fortson, John T. Fortson, J. N. Garitty, A. G. Elliott, A. F. Mitchell, Sam H. Slay, R. D. Fleming and C. C. Roberts.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon funeral Home.
The City Book Store was closed Saturday out of respect to Mr. Tinkle's death.

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Ben McClintock Todd, Jr.
Oct 6, 1926 - Sep 5, 2009

ATLANTA - Graveside services for Ben M. Todd Jr., 82, of Douglassville, will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at Oak Wood Cemetery in Corsicana, with the Rev. John Burchell officiating.

Arrangements are by Hanner Funeral Services.

Mr. Todd died September 5, 2009, in Atlanta.

Born October 26, 1926, in Dallas, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, was retired from Lone Star Steel and a member of First United Methodist Church in Queen City.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Burleson Todd; son, David Todd; and daughters, Cyndi Hill and Patti Werthen. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today, September 7, 2009.

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Percy Clifton Townsend, General
Sep 4, 1872 - Feb 26, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR NATIVE SON

PERCY C. TOWNSEND LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY; DIED FRIDAY

Funeral services for General Percy C. Townsend, aged 59 years, native of Corsicana and well-known in Central Texas and prominent for years in the Texas militia and other military organizations, who died at his home, 718 West Seventh avenue Friday night at 10 o'clock, were held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church. Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John's Episcopal church.
Mr. Townsend became affiliated with the Garitty Rifles when a mere lad and had risen to a captaincy in that organization at the age of 18 years. He was intensely interested in military affairs and was regarded as one of the best posted authorities on Military history in this section of the country. During the Spanish-American War, he was on border duty. Later he rose to the rank of general in the Texas Militia and was the highest ranking officer in that organization during a portion of Governor O. B. Colquitt's administration.
He was cashier of the City National bank secretary-treasurer of the American Well and Prospecting Company, the first county auditor of Navarro county, auditor of the Texas Company, a member of the insurance firm of Burgess and Townsend and for several years was the proprietor of the American Printing company here before ill health forced his retirement from active business endeavors.
Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. E. L. N. Glass, Fort Bliss, El Paso, U.S.A.; mother, Mrs. J. A. Townsend, Corsicana; a brother, W. A. Townsend, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. C. H. Townsend, Waterloo, S.C.
Music was furnished at the funeral by Mrs. Albert Guess, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Loyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.
Active pallbearers were George E. Jester, C. L. Jester, R. N. Elliott, W. E. Matchett and H. C. Ballew.
Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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PERCY C. TOWNSEND, NATIVE CORSICANAN, DIED FRIDAY NIGHT

BURIAL TO BE FROM THIRD AVENUE PRESBYTERIAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Percy C. Townsend, aged 59 years, native and lifelong resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 518 West Seventh Avenue, Friday night at 10 o’clock following a several week’s illness, and the funeral will be held from the Third Avenue Presbyterian church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Early in life Mr. Townsend became interested in military affairs. He was in the Garitty Rifles, famous local military organization, before he was of age and was a captain at 18 years of age. He was a general of the Texas militia during a portion of Governor O. B. Colquitt’s administration. He saw border service during the Spanish American War.

Mr. Townsend was the youngest cashier of a bank in Texas when he became connected with the City National Bank here. He was a member of the firm of Burgess and Townsend, insurance, for a number of years and was the firs county auditor of Navarro county after that office was established, holding the commission for four years. He was secretary-treasurer of the American Well and Prospecting company for eleven years until bad health caused his retirement, and later was with the Texas company as an auditor. He owned and operated the American Printing company for several years before he retired from active business several years ago.

Known By Many.
He was one of the best-known men in Corsicana for many years, and his intimate friends generally spoke of him as “Colonel” Townsend.

Of a genial and friendly disposition and always courteous, Percy Townsend was known and beloved by a wide circle of friends. He was ever ready to give his views on matters of interest but never intruded these views on anyone. He was well read and well versed in many lines of endeavor, as well as being an expert accountant, and his ideas and counsel were often sought by his friends. He will be missed by his many friends and his friendly greetings and pleasant smile will be remembered in the years to come.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. E. L. N. Glass, wife of Major E. L. N. Glass, Fort Bliss, El Paso; two grandchildren, his mother, Mrs. J. A. Townsend, Corsicana; a brother, W. A. Townsend, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. C. H. Townsend, Walterboro, South Carolina.

Music at the funeral will be furnished by Mrs. Albert Guess, Mrs. Henry Robbins; Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf.

Active pallbearers will be Geo. E. Jester, C. L. Jester, R. N. Elliott, Sam J. Helm, H. D. Johnson, Will Elliott, W. E. Matchett and H. C. Ballew.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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

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John David Travis
May 11, 1953 - Jul 2, 1967

John D. Travis
John David Travis, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. William David Travis of 2327 Crest Ridge Drive, died here Sunday.
Young Travis, who moved here from Corsicana with his parents three years ago, was graduated from W. H. Gaston Jr. High School last month. He was a member of the Casa View Baptist Church.
Other survivors: A sister, Mrs. Ronald Thompson of Dallas, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John Travis of Corsicana and Mrs. W. H. Green of Waco.
Funeral arrangements were pending Sunday night at the Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana


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