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Elizabeth (Traylor) Stocks-Justice-Neal
Jan 6, 1830 - Mar 5, 1917

AGED LADY PASSED AWAY.

Remains Were Interred in Oakwood This Afternoon.

Mrs. Elizabeth Neal, aged 87 years, passed away yesterday afternoon at 5:30 at the home of her son-in-law R. D. Caton, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. W. J. Hearon officiating. The deceased is survived by two children, Dave Neal and Mrs. R. D. Caton. She had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and had a large circle of friends who esteemed her very much. A large number attended the funeral and there were many floral offerings.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 6, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Heard Stocks, Sr. married Feb. 24, 1848 2nd husband Daniel W. Justice married Dec. 7, 1852 3rd husband Columbus Madison Neal married Feb. 2, 1865 d/o Tillman Traylor & Lucy (Walker) Traylor

Nancy “Nannie” (Hamilton) Blackmon
Apr 12, 1845 - Nov 3, 1917

DIED HERE LAST NIGHT.

Wife of Old Citizen Died of Paralysis of the Brain.

Mrs. Nannie Blackmon, wife of S. A. Blackmon, aged seventy-two years, died at the family home on South Seventeenth street, last night from paralysis of the brain, after a brief illness. The deceased had been a resident here for twenty-five years, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. L. C. Howell officiating.

Besides her husband the deceased is survived by the following grown children; Mrs. J. H. Cardwell, Corbet; Mrs. B. B. Thorp, Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Vaughn, Navarro, and James, Charles, Will Blackmon of Corsicana.

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OBITUARY.

Death Claimed Mrs. S. A. Blackmon on Oct. 3rd, 1917.

The Death Angel visited the home of Brother S. A. Blackmon and claimed for its own his true and loving companion and took from her children a kind and affectionate mother, and from the second Baptist Church a faithful member. We miss her, yes we miss her. The home looks so lonely to us. To know her was to love her.

Sister Nancy Hamilton was born April 12, 1845. In early girlhood she came to Texas with her parents. On June 22nd 1866, she was married to S. A. Blackmon. To this union was born six children, all of whom are now grown men and women and with their father are left to mourn her death. The church is in deep sympathy with you and will say to you weep not, for she has gone to live with Jesus, and by the grace of God you will meet her in heaven where there are no sad hearts but all is peace and joy. Sister Blackmon was a devoted Christian lady and had been a member of the Baptist church for forty-one years and two years of this time a member of the Second Baptist Church of Corsicana and was always ready to do work for the Lord.

Asleep in Jesus, Oh, how sweet,
Where none ever wake to Weep
Be it resolved that this be placed on the church book, and a copy be give to the family and one sent to the Baptist Progress for publication.

COMMITTEE.

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Death Claims Mrs. S. A. Blackmon.

Mrs. Nancy Hamilton Blackmon was born April 12, 1845, and died Oct. 3, 1917. In early girlhood she came to Texas with her parents. Her father being the owner of a large plantation she experienced all the horrors and hardships of the Civil War. She received her education at a boarding school in Palestine, Texas. She was ever awake to all the opportunities of an education.

On June 22, 1866, she was married to S. A. Blackmon. They had lived happily together for more than a half century, spending most of their lives in Ellis County, until 1898 when they moved to Corsicana, where they resided until God saw fit to call her home. She was a devoted Christian, having been a member of the Baptist church forty one years, and has gone to reap her reward. Her unselfish devotion to her family and friends won for her the love and esteem of all who knew her.

She was ill only a few hours, when she fell asleep in Jesus.

“Asleep in Jesus, Oh! How sweet,
From which none ever wake to weep.”

As the death dew gathered over her marble brow, around her bedside gathered her boys and girls—always boys and girls to her though now grown to mature years, with boys and girls around their own firesides. The life so long interwoven with theirs, with tearful eyes, they watched as it slowly but surely passed away. The boys and girls that gathered around the bed of their mother and so bravely fought the Death Angel, long ago passed out from the little home circle business cares and their own home circles may have robbed mother of their companionship but she was ever just the same rejoicing at their success and grieving at their misfortunes. We know the memory of such a devoted life will draw the loved ones closer to Him who doeth all things well.

“My dear mother, she was true
To her children and her home
She was patient, tender, kind and loved us all.
I praise God for her sweet name,
She was ever just the same.
I can ne’er forget my mother and my home.”

Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock, conducted by her pastor, Rev. Howell. She was then laid to rest amid beautiful floral offerings which expressed the sympathy of friends.

How sad, indeed, is death. Weep not loved ones; she cannot come to you, but you can go to her, when your earthly pilgrimage is ended here. May the Lord lead the heart broken husband and children to that home where they may meet the Angel wife, sainted mother and be an unbroken family around the throne of God. Mrs. Blackmon is survived by her husband and six children.

ONE WHO LOVED HER.

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Rosa A. (Beasley) Pope-Denney
Jul 21, 1872 - Nov 22, 1952

Services Sunday For Mrs. Denny

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa A. Denny, 80, who died at the family home, 108 East Woodlawn early Saturday morning were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. T. R. Vaughn, Baptist minister of Henderson county, Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, S. A. Pope, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Bettie Tucker, Dallas; seven grandchildren, Truman Pope, Houston; Veney Pope, Corsicana; Billy Pope, Fort Worth; Mrs. Sue Starks, Houston; Mrs. Faye Worthy, Hillister; Mrs. Frankie Johnson, Corsicana, and Miss Jessie Lee Pope, DeQueen, Ark.; 13 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 24, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Henry Pope married Nov. 1890 2nd husband Frank Denney (I think he is Francis Marion “Frank” Denney) married Dec. 23, 1902 (he is buried in Conner Family Cemetery; d/o Samuel Benton Beasley and Mary Elizabeth (Conner) Beasley buried in Conner Family Cemetery

Leon Gray
Dec 30, 1916 - Jan 30, 1017

Lost Infant Son.

The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar E. Gray will sympathize with them in the loss of their infant son, Leon, who died last night at the age of one month and ten days. The remains were interred in Oakwood at 2 o’clock this afternoon.

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Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Fullerton) Akers-Smith
Jul 2, 1870 - Nov 2, 1917

DEATH CAME YESTERDAY EVE.

Esteemed Lady Passes Away After Long Illness.

Mrs. Lizzie Fullerton Smith, wife of Wiley R. Smith, died at the family home on West Collin Street yesterday afternoon at 6 o’clock after a long and painful illness, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. J. Hearon of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church officiated, and J. A. Megarity, J. B. Lonsford, R. B. Mitchell, W. W. Gage, H. J. Robbins and Ben Zimmerman acted as pallbearers. The deceased was forty-seven year old, and was born and reared near Dawson in this county. She leaves a husband and numerous relatives in this county, but of her immediate family only two brothers survive, D. M. Fullerton of Marlow, Okla., and John T. Fullerton of Dawson.

The deceased was highly esteemed by a large number of friends who sympathize with those who are left to mourn her loss. The funeral was largely attended and many floral offerings were in evidence.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 3, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Zebulon B. “Zeb” Akers married Feb. 7, 1884 Buried in Dawson cemetery, Dawson, Tx. 2nd husband Wiley R. Smith; d/o John F. Fullerton and Mary Elizabeth (Boyles) Fullerton

Clifton T. Murphey
Jan 19, 1917 - Jul 8, 1917

Baby Boy Died.

Clifton T. Murphy, aged five months and nineteen days, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Murphy, of 205 West Twelfth Avenue, died Saturday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon.

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Mattie Beatrice (Warren) Murphey
Aug 3, 1889 - May 11, 1964

Mrs. Murphey Services Held

Funeral services for Mrs. Lonnie Murphey, 74, 2220 North Beaton street, who died in Memorial hospital Monday afternoon following a brief illness, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by C. B. Holcomb minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Native of Dallas county, she had resided here 49 years.

Surviving are her husband, five sons, Leland Murphey, Dallas; Warren, Homer and Tom Murphey, all of Corsicana, and J. W. Bowden, Palestine; two daughters, Mrs. Audrey Kirner, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Jean Whistler, Corsicana; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, a brother, Cleve Warren and a sister, Mrs. Whit Boyd, both of Ft. Worth and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lewis Foster, C. F. Dominy, Ruby Owen, Sam Skinner, Paul Miller and Bull Fulton.

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Homer Shirley Murphey
Jan 18, 1926 - Jul 17, 1970

Collision Kills One, Injures 2

A Corsicana man was killed and two others were injured, one critically, in a headon collision between a pickup truck and car on Hwy 31 near Silver City late Friday.

Dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital was a passenger in the pickup, Homer Murphy, 45.

In critical condition at Memorial Hospital with multiple injuries is Mrs. Frances Ward Collins, 34, 208 Mamie Ave., driver of the 1969 pickup.

Hospitalized with less serious injuries is the driver of the second vehicle, Kelton K. French, 1503 Cherry Ave. He is being treated for pain of the right arm, both legs and the right rib cage.

Highway Patrolman Albert Fisher reported Mrs. Collins was traveling west 8.8 miles west of Corsicana near Silver City, when she pulled out to pass another vehicle and met French almost headon with the brunt of the collision impact on Murphy’s passenger side.

The vehicles had to be pried apart so that Murphy could be removed. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital by Peace Justice W. H. Tipton.

Both the truck and French’s 1965 auto were demolished.

Services for Murphy, a cement contractor, will be held today at 4 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery, J. Lethal Roberts will officiate.

Surviving are his wife of the home at Navarro Mills; a daughter, Mrs. Larry Blankenship of Abilene; a granddaughter; his father, Lonnie Murphy of Corsicana; four brothers, J. W. Bowden of Palestine; Leland Murphy of Dallas, Warren and Tom Murphy of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Kirner of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Mrs. Jean Whistler of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be C. A. Watson, Dan Dominy, Henry Jackson, Thomas Honea, A. J. York and J. W. York.

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Murphy Funeral

Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home for Homer Murphy, 45, who was killed Friday in a car accident. J. Lethal Roberts, Church of Christ minister, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, a granddaughter, his father, four brothers and two sisters.

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Anna Elizabeth Wareing
Died May 1917

A great deal of sympathy goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wareing in the loss of their pretty little daughter, Anna Elizabeth, who was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery on Tuesday after a brief illness. All that loving hands and hearts could do failed to bind the dear little baby girl to earth and to the home of her devoted parents who had lavished all the love and attention possible to the little sunbeam who was known as an unusually bright child. Mr. and Mrs. Wareing received a great deal of thoughtful attention from friends during their sorrow, and a profusion of beautiful floral offerings were received from friends both in and out of the city.

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Willa E. (Coleman) Rogers
Nov 8, 1883 - May 26, 1917

Died Here Last Night.

Mrs. J. A. Rogers died at the P. and S. hospital last night after two weeks of illness and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock, with Rev. W. J. Heron officiating, and Brown Sine, Mac Wright, Will Peters, R. J. Wiley, E. A. Fitzgerald and Pacli Blair acting as pall-bearers. The funeral services were at Sutherland’s Undertaking parlors and there was a good attendance and many beautiful floral decorations.

The deceased and her husband came to Corsicana from Fort Worth about a year ago and made their home with Mrs. Tom Blair on West Sixth avenue. Besides her husband the deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Tom House, of Van Alstyne, and the following sisters, Mrs. Rhodes and Miss Coleman of Humble; Mrs. Grace Whitaker and Mrs. Morton of Van Alstyne.

The husband of the deceased is in the employ of the Texas company and he and his wife had made many friends here who sympathize with him in the great loss that he has sustained.

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Elizabeth Symanthie “Bettie” (Echols) Story
abt 1855 - Jul 2, 1917

Passed Away Yesterday.

Mrs. Bettie Story, aged 62 years and 5 months, died at the home of her son, Tom Story, 918 North Thirteenth Street, yesterday afternoon after a long illness and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning at 10 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Charles Oberschmidt and the last sad rites were witnessed by many friends. The deceased was a native of Georgia, but had lived in Corsicana for many years, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her.

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Berry Coleman
Jul 2, 1857 - Jul 25, 1917

Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Berry Coleman were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The funeral took place from the family home, 1835 West Seventh avenue, and was largely attended, and there were numerous floral offerings. Rev. R. B. Hooper officiated, and Messrs. Mit Sowell, W. H. Warren, J. L. Marshall, Henry Harrison, C. T. Lounce and Robt. Arnett acted as pall bearers.

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Leslie Dee Alford
Feb 1, 1890 - Oct 17, 1918

WILL ARRIVE MONDAY.

Body of Brother is Still Being Held Here.

Sergeant E. H. Campbell, Mechanical Training Detachment, A. and M. College who accompanied the remains of Leslie D. Alford to this place received a message yesterday W. G. Alford, a brother of the deceased will arrive here Monday afternoon.

The remains arrived Thursday night accompanied by Sergeant Campbell and the mother and widow of the deceased, and were being held until the brother who is in the Navy at San Diego, Cal., can arrive.

The funeral will possibly take place Tuesday morning.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 19, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Minnie (Lee) Alford married Mar. 25, 1917 in Muskogee, Ok. s/o Noel D. Smith Alford and Jennie C (Crunk/Norris) Alford-Teague-Love (2nd husband Winfield S. Teague married Mar. 13, 1902 3rd husband Willis Love married Dec. 25, 1909)
  • Oakwood cemetery

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Soldier Buried This Afternoon

The remains of Sergeant L. D. Alford, who died at the A. and M. College some days ago, and which have been here for some days awaiting the arrival of relatives, were buried here this afternoon with military honors, Capt. N. F. Payne being in charge. Rev. B. W. Vining had charge of the religious rites and Sergeant Ben McKie, F. E. Baily of the Navy, Corporals Brannon and Stubbs and Privates Thomas and Kirk acted as pallbearers.

The young soldier, lived at Oakmulgee, Okla., at the time of his enlistment, but had lived here in early days of his childhood. A brother, W. G. Alford, of the Naval Training School at San Diego, and his mother, Mrs. Jennie Love, of Okmulgee, Okla., were here to attend the funeral.

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DIED AT A. AND M.

Former Corsicanan Succumbed To Pneumonia

Leslie D. Alford, formerly of this city, died at the A. and M. College on the 16th and the remains are being held here pending the arrival of his brother, W. G. Alford, who is in the Navy at San Diego, California.

The deceased was a member of the Mechanical Training Detachment at College Station. The remains arrived here last night accompanied by the mother of the deceased, Mrs. Jennie C. Love and the wife, Mrs. L. D. Alford, both of Okmulgee, Oklahoma, and Sergeant Campbell, Mechanical Training Detachment, A. and M. College.

The deceased moved away from here some ten years ago, and was a step son of W. S. Teague, who formerly worked for the Courier-Light, here.

It is not known yet at what time the funeral will be held as no word has been received as to when the brother will arrive from San Diego.

Arrangements will be announced later. The funeral will be military.

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Walter William Smith
Mar 30, 1869 - Apr 13, 1918

BURIED YESTERDAY

Walter Smith Died Last Saturday Morning.

The remains of Walter W. Smith, who ran a shoe repair shop on East Collin street, were buried yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Mr. Estes officiating. The deceased had been ill for some time with pneumonia and complications, at his home near the hospital, and he died Saturday morning at 7 o’clock. He is survived by his widow and three small children.

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Siddie Frances (Smith) Smith-Sullivan
Jun 11, 1880 - Oct 11, 1937

MRS. S. SULLIVAN DIED IN HOSPITAL MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Siddie F. Sullivan, aged 47 years, 718 South Main street, died at the P. and S. Hospital Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock.

The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, 420 West Sixth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church, will conduct the rites.

Surviving are nine children, Weldon B. Smith, Texarkana; Mrs. Orville Blevines, Houston; B. B. Sullivan, A. R. Sullivan and A. D. Sullivan, all of Dallas; Mrs. A. C. Joyce, Iago, Texas; Mrs. J. B. Dodson, Corsicana; Mrs. N. Reid, Corsicana and Mrs. Margaret Groves, Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Susie Stanton, Dallas and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Oct 12, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Walter William Smith 2nd husband Benjamin Franklin Sullivan, Jr. d/o J. F. Smith & Lovely A. (Mason) Smith

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SULLIVAN TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Siddie F. Sullivan, aged 57 years, 718 South Main street, who died Monday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock at the P. and S. Hospital after an illness of only a few hours, were held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Second Baptist church.

Surviving are nine children, Weldon B. Smith, Texarkana; Mrs. Orville Blevines, Houston; B. B. Sullivan, A. R. Sullivan and A. D. Sullivan, all of Dallas; Mrs. A. C. Joyce, Iago, Texas; Mrs. J. B. Dodson, Corsicana; Mrs. N. Reid, Corsicana and Mrs. Margaret Groves, Palestine; a sister, Mrs. Susie Stanton, Dallas and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. L. McCleary, L. O. Blakney, J. S. Crabb, Clyde Horn, E. W. Pruett and Lawrence Harris.

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Benjamin Franklin Sullivan, Jr.
Aug 10, 1865 - Feb 15, 1937

D. F. SULLIVAN DIED MONDAY; BE BURIED TUESDAY

D. F. Sullivan, aged 71 years, resident of Corsicana for the past 25 years, died at his home, 616 South Main street, Monday morning at 10:15 o’clock. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

He was born Aug. 10, 1865.

The body will remain at the family residence until Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. J. B. Dodson, Corsicana; Mrs. N. Reid, Corsicana; Mrs. Marguerite Groves, Palestine; Mrs. A. C. Joyce, Ioga; B. B. Sullivan, A. R. Sullivan and A. D. Sullivan, all of Dallas; a step-son, W. B. Smith, Texarkana, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Annie Blevins, Houston, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be L. P. Blakney, Odie Blakney, Melvin Doss, Fate McClary, Sam Crabb and Eldin Cox.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Feb 15, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Nellie Louella (Murray) Sullivan married Aug. 18, 1887 2nd wife Siddie Frances (Smith) Smith-Sullivan s/o Benjamin Franklin Sullivan, Sr. and Mary (Duncan) Sullivan

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR B. F. SULLIVAN TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for D. F. Sullivan, aged 71 years, who died at his home, 616 South Main Street, Monday morning at 10:15 o’clock, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. m. Burgess.

Surviving are his wife, seven children, Mrs. J. B. Dodson, Corsicana; Mrs. N. Reid, Corsicana; Mrs. Marguerite Groves, Palestine; Mrs. A. C. Joyce, Ioga; B. B. Sullivan, A. R. Sullivan and A. D. Sullivan, all of Dallas; a step-son, W. B. Smith, Texarkana, and a step-daughter, Mrs. Annie Blevins, Houston.

Pallbearers were L. P. Blakney, Odie Blakney, Melvin Doss, Fate McClary, Sam Crabb and Eldin Cox.

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Effie Lula (Mann) Smith
Jul 7, 1889 - Oct 18, 1918

Died at P. & S. Hospital.

Mrs. B. L. Smith, aged 25 years, whose home was on the Highnote farm south of town, died at the P. and S. Hospital last night, and the remains were buried in Oakwood today. The husband and three children survive. The deceased was the sister-in-law of P. R. Smith of Pursley. The deceased had been sick for one week, and an infant, prematurely born, was buried yesterday.

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INFANT SON Smith
B&D Oct 16, 1918

Died at P. & S. Hospital.

Mrs. B. L. Smith, aged 25 years, whose home was on the Highnote farm south of town, died at the P. and S. Hospital last night, and the remains were buried in Oakwood today. The husband and three children survive. The deceased was the sister-in-law of P. R. Smith of Pursley. The deceased had been sick for one week, and an infant, prematurely born, was buried yesterday.

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Della (Buckner) Briggs
Oct 1871 - Mar 18, 1917

PASSED AWAY SUNDAY MORNING.

Funeral Held Today Was Largely Attended.

Mrs. Helen Buckner Briggs, wife of Rufus F. Briggs, aged 46 years, died at the family residence, 516 South Fifteenth street, at 7:30 yesterday morning after a long and painful illness and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning. The funeral taking place from the First Baptist church at 10 o’clock. Rev. W. B. Vining officiated and the pallbearers were : Active—W. N. Markham, W. P. McCammon, Geo. Whytte, S. J. Helm, Will Cheney, Byron Cheney and J. S. Millerman; Honorary—Dr. T. A. Miller, B. H. Woods, Dr. Geo. F. Miller, E. W. Johnson, B. K. Duncan and C. E. Lee. The church was filled to overflowing and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased had been a resident here for many years and was highly esteemed by all who knew her and tenderly loved by a large circle of personal friends.

Surviving is her husband, her venerable mother, Mrs. E. F. Buckner, three sisters, Mrs. Ada Woodard of Dallas; Mrs. Cliff Harwell of Waco and Mrs. Wade Smith of Corsicana; and by two brothers, E. H. Buckner of Houston and Frank Buckner of Beaumont.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 19, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rufus F. Briggs d/o Eli Franklin Buckner and Edmonia (Roquemore) Buckner (Obit says Helen but all I could find says Della)

Rufus F. Briggs
1866 - Oct 10, 1943

Arrangements Not Yet Completed for R. F. Briggs Rites

Funeral arrangements for Rufus F. Briggs, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday night, have not been completed awaiting arrival of relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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RITES ON THURSDAY FOR R. F. BRIGGS, WHO DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Rufus F. Briggs, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Saturday night, will be held Thursday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery and Masons will have charge of the services at the grave.

A pioneer oil man of this section he came to Corsicana when only 10 years of age from his native state of Maine. He made his home with relatives and entered the oil business when only a young man as an employee of the Barnsdall Oil Company. He was later superintendent of the Houston Oil Company, a position which he held until that company sold their holding here. He then became an independent operator.

He took an active part in Masonic circles and held high offices in every branch of the order here.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Maria Sidaway, Marion, Mass.; Mrs. Alice Frith, South Weare, N. H.; Mrs. Will Sherman, Seranston, R. I., and other relatives.

Attention Masons.
You are requested to attende the funeral of R. F. Briggs at the Sutherland – McCammon Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.

W. P. ROPER, Master.

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INFANT SON Price
Oct 22, 1917 - Oct 25, 1917

Infant Died Yesterday.

The three days old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Will Price, who live at the Corner of South Sixteenth street and West Tenth Avenue, died last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning at 10 o’clock.

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Andrew Jackson Walling
abt 1853 - Mar 19, 1917

Died Here Suddenly.

T. J. Walling, of Dallas, aged 64 years, who came here Sunday to visit his sister, Mrs. M. J. Jackson, living at 501 East Tenth avenue, died very suddenly yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30. The deceased was also a brother of John N. Walling of Corsicana, and formerly lived here. Besides the brother and sister he is survived by several grown children living in Dallas.

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Bertha B. Wilkerson
Oct 30, 1890 - Dec 6, 1917

REMAINS INTERRED TODAY.

Funeral of Young Lady Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Miss Bertha B. Wilkerson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilkerson, who died on Thursday night, took place at 10 o’clock this morning from the family home at the corner of North Thirteenth street and West First avenue, and was largely attended, the funeral procession, owing to the extreme cold way, being an entirely automobile one. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt and Rev. B. W. Vining, and a song service was rendered by C. L. Knox, R. D. Johnson, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. Harry Williams and Mrs. Harry Blanding. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful, fitting emblems of the pure and beautiful life that had gone out, and whose memory will live long with those who knew her.

Among friends who were here from out of town were J. T. Coulson of Dallas and B. F. Billingslea and R. F. Ray of Waco.

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Enoch L. Wood
Jul 3, 1841 - May 20, 1917

WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DEAD.

Passed Away After Several Weeks of Illness.

Enoch Wood, aged 76 years, and a citizen of Corsicana for forty-one years died at the home of his son-in-law, W. C. Hardison, 1312 Sycamore avenue, Sunday morning at 2 o’clock, and the remains were interred in Oakwood Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. J. W. Fort officiating and W. W. Gage, G. F. Miller, Sam Mitchell, W. M. Huggins, F. A. Haslam and O. E. Hyndman acting as pall bearers.

A large concourse of friends followed the remains to Oakwood and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The deceased, who was a native of Alabama, came to Texas and located in Corsicana in 1876 and made this place his home from that time till his death. He was a man of fine sense, full of good humor and of indomintable energy.

For some years before he was taken suddenly ill in March last, he engaged in the produce business alone and despite his 76 years, he was as active and as full of energy and ambition as a young man one third of his age. All who knew him esteemed and admired him and will long remember him as a high-minded and honorable man, a true friend and a general companion.

The wife of the deceased passed away many years ago, but he is survived by five grown children, Mrs. W. C. Hardison, Dave Wood and Pick Wood of Corsicana, John c. Wood of Dallas, and James Wood of Bastrop, all of whom have the sympathy of a large circle of friends in the death of their venerable father.

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Annie Ruth (Franks) Layton
Apr 24, 1895 - Oct 18, 1918

DIED AFTER SEVERE ILLNESS.

Young Wife and Mother Is Called Away.

Mrs. Ruth Franks Layton, wife of Roy Layton, aged twenty-three years, died at the family home on West First Avenue at 8:30 this morning from a complication of troubles that confined her to her bed for several days. The deceased is survived by her husband and two children, a little girl of five, and a baby boy four days old. Besides these, are her mother, Ms. J. D. Franks, five sisters and two brothers. The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood.

Rev. G. M. Pullias will officiate and the pall bearers will be A. J. Sowell, Dr. Trim Houston, J. C. Morgan, E. E. Shoulders, W. H. Warren, H. R. Harrison.

The family have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

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David Kennemore [INFANT SON OF]
Feb 28, 1918 - Oct 14, 1918

Infant Boy Dead.

David, the seven-month’s old son of David Kennemore, died soon after noon today, and the remains will be buried some time tomorrow beside those of his mother, who passed away soon after its birth.

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Zema (May) Kennemore
Aug 17, 1901 - Aug 23, 1932

HEART ATTACK IS FATAL TO CORSICANA WOMAN ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Zema May Kennemore, aged 31 years, wife of David E. Kennemore, 1308 Hackberry, died at the family residence Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock following a heart attack and burial will be made at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Kennemore was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Tom and Jerry Kennemore; four daughters, Claudine, Pauline, Doris and Annie Kennemore; two step-sons, Abb Kennemore and Robert Kennemore, and two step-daughters, Mrs. W. C. Pillans and Mrs. Robert Laverty, all of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. May, Athens; and several brothers and sisters and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Judge Clay Nash, Walter Hayes, D. C. Kelley, Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Doyle Pevehouse and L. C. Morgan.

The funeral will be held from the family residence at 5:30 Wednesday afternoon.

The services will either be held late Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning. Definite time for the funeral had not been decided early Wednesday afternoon pending word from a brother who resides in San Antonio.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

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MRS. KENNEMORE IS BURIED WEDNESDAY; DIED ON TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Zema May Kennemore, aged 31 years, wife of D. E. Kennemore, 1306 Hackberry, were held from the family residence at 5:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. H. R. Allen, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Kennemore was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Tom and Jerry Kennemore; four daughters, Claudia, Pauline, Doris and Annie Kennemore; two step-sons, Ab and Robert Kennemore, and two step-daughters, Mrs. W. C. Pillans and Mrs. Robert Laverty, all of Corsicana; parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. W. May, Athens, and several brothers and sisters.

Pallbearers were Judge Clay Nash, Walter Hayes, D. C. Kelley, Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Doyle Pevehouse and L. C. Morgan.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Avery Tatum Jackson
Nov 1, 1874 - Oct 19, 1918

Died in Groesbeck Last Night.

A. T. Jackson, aged 32 years, died in Groesbeck last night and the remains were interred there this afternoon. A wife and two children survive. The deceased was a barber here for two or three years, but for the past year had been running a garage at Groesbeck in connection with W. H. Warren of Corsicana. Before going to Groesbeck he had worked at the Warren garage here for a year.

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DIED AT GROESBECK

Remains of Avery T. Jackson Buried in Corsicana.

The Sun regrets that in announcing the death of Mr. Avery T. Jackson at Groesbeck Saturday it made the mistake of saying that his body was buried in the city in which he died. His body was brought here Saturday afternoon for interment and the funeral services took place from the home at A. F. Monroe on Tenth Avenue yesterday afternoon.

Mr. Jackson was a business man of Groesbeck and died following a few days illness.

He leaves a wife and two small children. He was born in Murpheesboro, Tenn., thirty-four years ago. He was married January 1, 1914 to Miss Ola Monroe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Monroe of Corsicana. He was a member of the Church of Christ. His mother and several brothers and sisters are living in Tennessee, Illinois and Michigan.

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William Curtis Hand
Apr 11, 1918 - May 6, 1918

Baby Was Buried Today.

William Curtis, the 25 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hand, died at the family home, 913 South Seventeenth street, at 8 o’clock last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 7, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (I am really confused by this. Obit and death certificate say William Curtis Hand s/o Benjamin Franklin Hand, Sr and Martha M. (Cotter) Hand—monument –I found a birth record for Hand born Apr. 11, 1918 Navarro county for Hand s/o Benjamin Franklin Hand, Sr. and Myrtle (McAlister) Hand—B. F. Jr. birth record says Myrtia McAlister--)

Benjamin Franklin Hand, Sr.
Aug 15, 1890 - Mar 24, 1943

BEN F HAND DIED WEDNESDAY; RITES NOT YET BEEN SET

Ben F. Hand, age 52 years, died at his home, 513 South Fourteenth street Wednesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are not complete, awaiting word from the son in the army. The services will be held at the Corley Funeral Home chapel and conducted by Rev. O. Stewart. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Hand had been an employee of the American Well & Prospecting Co. about 30 years. He was a prominent Odd Fellow and was active in civic enterprises.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, B. F. Hand, Jr., W. S. Army; Elmer Hand, U. S. Navy; David Hand, Thomas Hand, and Paul D. Hand, all of Corsicana, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Willie Quinn, Misses Ruby and Norma Hand, all of Corsicana; seven sisters, Mrs. W. E. Tapley, Kerens; Mrs. R. H. Lee, Corsicana; Mrs. W. F. Long, Fort Worth; Mrs. R. E. Steele, Corsicana; Mrs. T. G. Woodcock, Dallas; Mrs. E. J. Black, Gonzales; Mrs. B. A. George, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

Odd Fellows will have charge of the services at the grave and Odd Fellows will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 25, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Myrtia (McCallister) Hand s/o Henry David Wells Hand and Nancy (Buckner) Hand per death certificate other sources say Matilda Morton (Buckner) Hand

Paul D. Hand
Oct. 11. 1936 - May 9, 1975

P. D. Hand

Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church Chapel in Brownfield, Tex. For Paul D. Hand, 38, resident of Brownfield and former resident of Corsicana, who died Friday in a truck accident.

Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Rev. Pat Cummins will officiate.

He was an employe of the Haliburton Oil Company and resident of Brownfield seven years.

Survivors include his widow of Brownfield, Mrs. Jean Hand; a son, Steve Hand of Brownfield; two daughters, Paula Hand and Donna Hand of Brownfield; his mother, Mrs. Myrtie Hand of Terrell; two brothers, Thomas Hand of Corsicana and Elmer Hand of Tyler; three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Hand, Mrs. Pearl Quinn, and Mrs. Norma Beasley all of Terrell, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Henry David Wells Hand
Sep 30, 1854 - Jun 2, 1932

H. D. Hand to Be Buried Friday; Died in Austin

H. D. Hand, aged 78 years, resident of Corsicana for 17 years, died in Austin Thursday noon and the body will be brought to Corsicana for interment. Funeral services will probably be held here some time Friday, but arrangements had not been made at press hour Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are a son, B. F. Hand, Corsicana; seven daughters, Mrs. R. H. Lee, Corsicana; Mrs. R. J. Humphreys, Angus; Mrs. W. E. Tapley, Kerens; Mrs. R. E. Steele, Corsicana; Mrs. W. F. Long, Corsicana; Mrs. E. J. Black, Corsicana; and Mrs. Melba Russell, Corsicana; and a sister, Mrs. E. E. Murray, Fort Worth.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MAN WHO DIED SUDDENLY AUSTIN

Funeral services for H. D. Hand, aged 78 years, who died suddenly in Austin Thursday at noon, were held from the residence of Eddie Steele, 1110 West Eleventh avenue, Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Mr. Hand was a native of Birmingham, Ala., but came to Texas when a young man and resided in Corsicana and Navarro county for 17 years. He also lived in Kaufman county and at Gainesville for some time.

He had been ill since suffering the breaking of his hip several months ago but his death was unexpected.

The body was brought to Corsicana by the Corley Funeral Home, director of the funeral arrangements.

Surviving are a son, B. F. Hand, Corsicana; seven daughters, Mrs. Annice Tapley, Kerens; Mrs. R. H. Lee, Mrs. W. F. Long, Mrs. Melba Russell, Mrs. Ed Black and Mrs. Eddie Steele, all of Corsicana; and Robert Humphries, Angus; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eddie Steele, Ed Black, Frank Long, Robert Lee, Robert Humphreys and Travis Steele.

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Beulah Elnora (Tarkington) Purifoy
Oct 26, 1868 - Jan 11, 1916

Mrs. B. E. Purifoy, who died at Eustace of pneumonia, was a sister of Mr. Pope Tarkington of Kerens. She leaves a husband and five children. She was buried at Prairie Point.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 15, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John William Purifoy married Dec. 25, 1888; d/o James Knox Polk Tarkington, Sr. & Nettie Cornelia (Grubbs) Tarkington

Amanda Catherine (Cuthbertson) Warren
Apr 3, 1854 - Feb 13, 1916

Highly Esteemed Lady Dead.

Mrs. W. M. Warren, a highly esteemed lady of the Powell community, died at the family home yesterday morning at 5 o’clock, and the remains were interred in the Prairie Point cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased was a member of the Church of Christ, and Rev. E. A. Walker, now of Cleburne, but until recently pastor of that church here, officiated. The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children, all grown; W. H. Warren, of Corsicana, and E. M. Warren; Mrs. J. E. Christian, Mrs. J. H. Burke and Miss Elsie Warren, all of Powell. A large procession followed the remains to the grave.

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William Henry Crocker
Nov 15, 1866 - Dec 31, 1940

WILLIAM H. CROCKER PIONEER RESIDENT OF BAZETTE IS DEAD

Wm. H. Crocker, aged 74 years, resident of the Bazette community for the past half century, died at his home Tuesday night at 6:30 o’clock.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Methodist church at Prairie Point. Interment was in the Prairie Point cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Bazette; six sons, Amos Crocker, Lampasas; Ben Crocker, Bazette; Alvin Crocker, Dallas; Lige Crocker, Bazette; Curtis Crocker, Bazette, and Robert Crocker, Arizona; five daughters, Mrs. Nora Abbe and Mrs. Ed Sims, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Ellie Hammett, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Eula Mae Jackson, Brownsboro, and Miss Louise Crocker, Bazette; two step-sons, Roy Massey and Clarence Massey, both of Greand Saline; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; three brothers, Jesse, Sam and Walter Crocker, all of Bazette, and a sister, Miss Lizzie Crocker, Bazette.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, January 1, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ella Carolyn (Speed) Crocker 2nd wife Ida (Findley) Crocker 3rd wife Ollie (Tapley) Massey-Crocker-Jackson married Aug. 20, 1917 buried in Post Oak cemetery s/o Thomas Jefferson Crocker and Janet Caroline (Worrell) Crocker

Lola Faughn
Dec 28, 1915 - May 28, 1917

Death of Little Girl.

Lola Faughn, daughter of H. C. Faughn, aged one year and five months died at the family home, 814 South Fifteenth street, last night and the remains were buried in the Prairie Point cemetery east of here today.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 29, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Homer Thomas Faughn buried in City Cemetery, Marble Falls, Tx. and Wanita E. (Martin) Faughn buried in Clyde Cemetery, Clyde, Texas

James Neal Langford
Aug 6, 1899 - Sep 30, 1917

ACCIDENTALLY SHOOTS SELF.

Youth Is Instantly Killed by Shot Gun Saturday.

Last Saturday night, near Bazette, Neal Langford, the 18-year-old son of C. M. Langford, shot himself accidentally with a shot gun, the load entering the side of the face, causing instant death.

The young man and four companions had been hunting in a creek bottom near Bazette and returned to the home of Mrs. Graves, whose sons were among the hunters, bringing several o’possums with them. So after entering the house it is said young Langford picked up the shot gun and in some unknown way it went off. The remains of the unfortunate youth were interred in the Prairie Point cemetery Sunday afternoon and was largely attended.

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Helen Eudena North
1917 - Jul 4, 1917

Helen Eudena, 6 months old daughter of John North and wife, who live in the cotton factory row, died yesterday morning at 3:45 and the remains were interred at Chatfield yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Wayne Narris Perry
Oct 13, 1914 - Feb 4, 1917

OBITUARY.

In loving remembrance of Wayne Norris Perry:

Again the white robed messenger of Death has spread its icy wings and intruded into the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Perry and claimed for its own the precious little form of their little son and only child, Wayne Norris.

On Sunday night, February 4th, 1917, just as the day had come to a close and night had settled over the earth, his pure white-winged spirit took its flight to Him who gave it.

Wayne was ill nearly a week with that dreaded disease, Blood poison.

All was done that his physicians, loved ones and friends could do, but to no avail; for God needed one more angel and he saw fit to take over Darling Wayne from this sinful world to a brighter one above, where all is peace and love.

We cannot understand why one so young and so much loved should be taken from us for his mission in the world was very short.

He was spared to his dear ones two years, three months and twenty-three days; but God’s will, not ours, be done.

Don’t grieve, dear parents and loved ones, for little Wayne is not dead, only sleeping. Only strive more that you can meet him just over there where sad partings come no more.

His little remains were laid to rest Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock in the Chatfield cemetery, Rev. W. P. Rainy conducting the funeral services.

Another little Lamb has gone
To dwell with him who gave
Another little darling babe
Is sheltered in the grave;
God needed one more angel child
Amidst His shining band.
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling’s hand.
The little crib is empty now
The little clothes laid by;
A mother’s hope, a fathers joy,
In Death’s cold arm doth lie
Go little Pilgrim, to thy home
On yonder blissful shore
We miss thee here but soon will come
Where thou has gone before.
Those little lips so sweet to kiss
Are closed forever now
Those sparkling eyes that shone so bright
Beneath that pearly brow
That little heart that beat so high;
Free from all care and gloom
Are hidden now from those he loved,
Beneath the silent tomb.
They gentle voice is hushed;
Thy warm true heart is still;
And on thy young and innocent brow
Is resting Death’s cold chill,
Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast;
We have kissed thy lovely thy lovely brow;
And in our aching hearts we know
We have no darling.
Sleep on, sweet Wayne, enjoy thy rest;
God called you home—He thought it best.

Written by one who loved him,
MRS. C. A. PERRY.

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Frances Brodnax ”Fannie” (Meredith) Smith-Marshall
Feb 4, 1855 - May 1, 1917

Mrs. S. A. Marshall died in Chatfield this morning after a long illness, with cancer. The deceased is survived by her husband and one brother, George Meridith at Chatfield and another brother in West Texas.

The remains will be laid to rest at Chatfield tomorrow.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 27, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Old Chatfield
  • 1st husband J. W. Smith married Nov. 28, 1893 2nd husband Samuel Adkin Marshall married Jan. 2, 1911 d/o Francis Dandridge Meredith and Frances (Brodnax) Meredith

Mary Frances (Mace) Rutherford
Aug 19, 1863 - May 21, 1917

NEWS OVER THE COUNTY.

Items of Interest Culled From Columns of Exchanges.

Mrs. Rutherford, wife of John A. Rutherford, died at the P. and S. hospital in Corsicana last Monday afternoon, following an operation. The news of the death of this good woman was a severe shock to the entire community in which she resided. Mrs. Rutherford was a good consistent Christian, a devoted wife and a kind mother and a thoughtful neighbor. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. Her remains were interred in the Chatfield cemetery Tuesday afternoon, and a large crowd of relatives, friends and neighbors attended the last sad rites. Mrs. Rutherford was 54 years of age, and is survived by a husband and several children, who have the profound sympathy of a host of friends in their sad bereavement.—Rice Rustler.

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In Memory of Mrs. Rutherford.

On May 14th, the people of our community were made sad when they heard that Mrs. J. A. Rutherford’s life had ceased here.

Mrs. Rutherford had been a patient sufferer for some time and all that loving hands and medical attention could do was done. She had submitted to an operation, but she failed to have vitality enough to stand the shock.

Our community has lost a good woman, one who did not want to be conspicuous, but who was willing to do anything to help a neighbor or to help in any way she could for the good of her community. She was a loving wife, a devoted mother, a sweet and wholesome example of consecrated domestic living. She was fifty-four years old, had been married thirty-four years and was a member of the Christian church twenty-seven years.

She was laid to rest in the Chatfield cemetery after services held in the church at Tupelo by Rev. B. E. Kimbrow. She leaves a loving husband, eight devoted children besides numerous friends to mourn her sad departure. May the God of comfort be the stay of the bereaved family and may they like she, ever trust in Jesus.

A FRIEND.

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James Madison “Jim” White
Jan 26, 1839 - Jul 30, 1917

Remains Interred Today.

The remains of the late J. M. White, who died at Navarro Sunday night, were interred in the Hamilton cemetery today about noon. An immense crowd attended the last sad rites, which were conducted by Rev. W. H. Matthews and Rev. Pat Leach.

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Minnie Ruth Reid
Nov 17, 1915 - Oct 18, 1917

Ruth, the two-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Reid of the Retreat community, died last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton Cemetery this afternoon.

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Love Ellen (Lewis) Howell
abt 1863 - Apr 27, 1917

Died Near Here.

Mrs. S. C. Howell, aged 21 years, died at the family home three miles south of here Saturday night, and the remains were interred in Hamilton Cemetery yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased is survived by her husband and six children.

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Raymond E. Knight
Oct 12, 1893 - Oct 20, 1917

DIED NEAR ANGUS.

Raymond E. Knight Passes Away After Long Illness.

Raymond E. Knight Passes Away After Long Illness.

Raymond E. Knight, aged twenty-four years, son of Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Knight of Angus, died at the family home Saturday afternoon at 6:45 o’clock after a long sickness with typhoid fever, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, officiating. There was a large attendance at the funeral and many beautiful flowers.

The deceased is survived by his parents and a young wife, and by many other relatives, among these being Mrs. Mary Pugh, his grandmother, and W. E. Pugh, J. M. Pugh and L. A. Pugh, uncles, all of Corsicana.

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Maudine (Pugh) Knight
Jun 10, 1867 - Feb 12, 1921

FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Remains of Mrs. Maud Knight Laid at Rest Yesterday Afternoon.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Maud Knight was held at the family home in the Angus community yesterday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery, about two miles southwest of Corsicana. Rev. Bion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, of which deceased was a member, conducted the services, assisted by Rev. J. W. Hornbeak, and the five brothers of Mrs. Knight, W. E. Pugh, Jas. M. Pugh and L. A. Pugh of Corsicana, Tom Pugh of Beaumont and H. H. Pugh of Dallas, and the family physician, Dr. T. S. Slater of Navarro, acted as pallbearers. A quartette, composed of Mrs. E. E. Babers, Miss Sudie Rafferty, Messrs, Jack Haslam and Edgar Metcalf sang. The funeral cortege was one of the longest ever seen in that community, many friends of the deceased and her family being present from Corsicana.

In the death of this good woman the Angus community, as well as the entire county has lost one who has always been a worker in all causes that had for their aim the progress and betterment of mankind. She was loved by all who knew her and will indeed be missed in her community. Her husband, the late Rufus Knight, preceded her to the grave only a few years. Besides the brothers mentioned above, she is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lawrence Tilton, and her aged mother, Mrs. Mary Pugh, of Corsicana.

Numerous and beautiful floral offerings attested in a slight measure of esteem in which the good woman was held by those who knew her best.

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James Edward Woolley, Sr.
Jul 30, 1923 - Aug 27, 2010

Born in Frost, Texas to P.L. and Cora Ponder Woolley on July 30, 1923, James Edward Woolley, age 87, passed away on Friday, August 27, 2010 in Georgetown, Texas. Educated in the Texas School System and after serving in the Air Force in World War II, he graduated from Southern Methodist University. He retired after working 40 years in the oil business for ARCO and Diamond Shamrock. Jim loved hunting and fishing and later took up golf with a passion. He enjoyed playing washers and started a washer group in Sun City. Jim was a good husband, a good father, a good brother and a good friend. We will all miss him. Jim is survived by his wife Nancy, son Jim and wife Jolene and two grandchildren, Matthew and Avery. Also surviving him are his sisters, Jackie Davis of Dallas, Jan and husband Larry Reed of Tunnel Hill, Georgia and Rita and husband, Kris Moore of Frost, Texas. He is also survived by his brother in law, John F. Clowe and wife Margie of Lilburn, Georgia. In lieu of flowers, Memorials in his name may be made to the Wesleyan Nursing Home, 2001 Scenic Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78626. Arrangments under the care and guidance of Ramsey Funeral Home, 5600 Williams Dr., Georgetown, Texas 78633. (512) 869-7775. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our Memorial

Notes:

  • Published in Dallas Morning News on Aug. 28, 2010
  • also in Austin American-Statesman (TX) - August 28, 2010
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams

Juanita Grace "Nita" (Johnson) Miller-McAfee
Oct 24, 1915 - Oct 8, 2014

Juanita Grace “Nita” Miller McAfee, 98, long time resident of Graham, passed into the arms of her Lord Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.
Her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Nita was born in Frost, Texas, on Oct. 24, 1915, to the late John Stephen and Georgie Anna (McAfee) Johnson.

Nita was a graduate of Graham High School and Texas Tech. She was a reporter for the Wichita Falls, Fort Worth and Graham newspapers for more than 30 years, documenting life in the Lake Country area.

A member of First United Methodist Church for more than 60 years, she also served the Graham Hospital Auxiliary, Graham Women's Club, Chautauqua Literary Club, Young County Historical Commission, Rotary Club and was a member of Texas Press Women.

Nita loved traveling on tours, alone and with family. She was awarded Graham Citizen of the Year in 1997 by the Chamber of Commerce.

She married R.G. Miller in 1940, and he preceded her in death in 1954. She married Glenn McAfee in 1973, and he preceded her in death in 1986.

She was also preceded in the death of her granddaughter, Suzanne.

She is survived by daughter, Stephanie Frances Miller Ford and son-in-law Gervise Ford of Dallas; granddaughter, Courtney Frampton and husband Jay of Graham; grandson, Clark Ford of Dallas as well as great - granddaughters, Kristyn and husband Jeremy, Lauryn, Breanne, Kylie, Reagan, Madison and great - great - grandson, Jakob.

Memorial gifts should be made to your favorite charity.

Visitation will be Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at Morrison Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • GrahamLeader - Oct 10, 2014
  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Glen Golden McAfee; d/o John Stephen Johnson & Georgia Anna (McAfee) Johnson; grand-dau of Hugh Embury McAfee & Elizabeth Rice "Bettie" (Groves) McAfee
  • May have also been married to Vick McPherson, this was in notes give to me but is unconfirmed at this time.  ...elw

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Jaunita Grace "Nita" Miller McAfee

Juanita Grace “Nita” Miller McAfee, 98, long time resident of Graham passed away Wednesday, October 8, 2014. Funeral will be Sunday, October 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. in Morrison Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Home.

Nita was born in Frost Texas on October 24, 1915. Nita was a graduate of Graham High and Texas Tech. She was a reporter for the Wichita Falls, Fort Worth and Graham newspapers for over 30 years documenting life in the Lake Country area. A member of First United Methodist Church for over 60 years she also served the Graham Hospital Auxiliary, Graham Women’s Club, Chautauqua Literary Club, Young County Historical Commission, Rotary Club and was a member of Texas Press Women. She was awarded Graham citizen of the year in 1997 by the Chamber of Commerce. Survivors; daughter, Stephanie Frances Miller Ford and son-in-law Gervise Ford of Dallas, granddaughter, Courtney Frampton and husband Jay of Graham and grandson, Clark Ford of Dallas; six great granddaughters and a great-great grandson. Memorial gifts should be made to favorite charity. Visitation will be Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Ona Francis (Webster) Tigue-Williams
Sep 21, 1938 - Mar 25, 2015

 
ONA WILLIAMS

CLARKSVILLE, Texas—Ona Francis Williams, 76, of Frost, Texas, died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her home.

Mrs. Williams was born Sept. 21, 1938, in Ladonia, Texas. She was a member of Avery Assembly of God Church. She was preceded in death by two husbands; one son; and one daughter.

Survivors include three sons, Gordon Tigue and David Tigue of Frost and Ricke Tigue of Morrilton, Ark.; two daughters, Shirley Tigue of Denison, Texas, and Francis Chlastak of DeBerry, Texas; seven sisters, Rita, Wanda, Martha, Shirley, Mary, Rose and Virginia; two brothers, Richard Webster and Benie Webster; 43 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and a number of other relatives.

Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Sunday at Boxelder Cemetery. Burial will be under direction of Clarksville Funeral Home.

Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.


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Martin E. "Gene" Rowin, SFC Ret.
May 23, 1924 - Jan 17, 2015

Funeral for SFC (Retired) Martin E. (Gene) Rowin, 90, Lawton will be at 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Chapel.

Sgt Rowin died Saturday, January 17, 2015 in Lawton.

Burial with full military honors will be in Post Cemetery, Fort Sill.

He was born May 23, 1924 in Frost, Texas to Luther and Elsie (Young) Rowin. He married Eula M. Maddux on October 25, 1947 in Dallas, Texas. She died December 16, 2005. Sgt. Rowin served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy from 1942 until 1948 and in the U.S. Army from 1948 until 1969. He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars where he received numerous awards and decorations. He was a member of the Optimist Club for many years.

Survivors include two daughters, Lane Jones, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Wanna Gatliff and her husband Carl, Lawton, three grandchildren, Bobby Jones and his wife Ramona, Valley Head, Alabama, Steve Gatliff, Lawton and Susan Lee and her husband Kevin, Lawton, three great grandchildren, Cody Chasteen, Shane Karbowski and his wife Shelby and Megan Lee, all of Lawton and a great great granddaughter, Kylie Receveur, Lawton.

He was preceded in death by his wife and three sisters.

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Carl Clayton Hassell
May 7, 1931 - January 7, 2015

Carl C. Hassell, age 83 of Georgetown, Texas passed away on January 7, 2015. He was born May 7, 1931 in Frost, Texas to Ira and Jessie (Fulton) Hassell. Survivors in clude daughter, Carla Elmore ( Larry of Georgetown. Services will be planned at a future date.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • s/o Ira Hassell & Jessie L. Hassell [bur at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, TX]

Edward Louis Stanley
Nov 26, 1933 - Oct 16, 2015

Edward Louis Stanley was born November 26, 1933, in Frost, Texas to Carl Levi Stanley and Gertrude Priscilla (Watts) Stanley. He died on October 16, 2015 in Sallisaw, Oklahoma.

He married Velma Rogers on February 15, 1957 in Woodland, California. She preceded him in death on June 23, 2005.

Survivors: 2 daughters, Diana Stanley and Linda Mumma, of Sallisaw; 2 grandsons, Joe Mumma and wife, Angela and Jayme Anderson and wife, Heather, all of Sallisaw; 2 great-grandchildren, Seth and Sayde Anderson, of Sallisaw; 2 sisters, Mary Capps and Evelyn Coker, both of Richland, Texas; special nephew, Carl Scott and wife, Patsy of Koppel, Texas; special nieces, Connie Roach and husband, Mike and Shari Holden, all of Woodland and Nancy Hockman and husband, Steve of Washington; special friend, Ruby Poor; his church family; and numerous other family members and friends.

He was also preceded in death by his parents; 1 brother, Roy Stanley; 3 sisters, Minner Meeker, Maime Scott and Lena Scott.

He was retired from the oilfield where he was a drilling supervisor (tool pusher). He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of New Beginnings Church in Sallisaw.

He was a man of great integrity, compassion, wisdom and possessed a keen sense of humor. He never met a stranger. He was a much loved son, brother, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and friend. He will be greatly grieved and missed by many. But we know in our hearts, he is in a much better place.

Graveside service will be Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 2 pm at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Home in Sallisaw.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • s/o Carl Levi Stanley & Gertrude Priscilla "Gertie" (Watts) Stanley [buried at Burshie Prairie Cemetery] Brushie Prairie, Navarro Co., TX

George David Ballew
May 30, 1934 - Sep 5, 2015

In Memory of
George David Ballew
May 30, 1934 - September 5, 2015

George David Ballew, age 81, of Dallas, passed away on September 5, 2015. He will always be remembered as a devoted husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to all that knew and loved him. He was born on May 30, 1934, in Frost, Texas, to the late Charles Anderson Ballew and Mabel Nash Ballew. After graduating from Frost H.S., he served as a paratrooper in the U.S. Army from 1953 - 1956. After marrying and moving to Dallas, George worked for the Lone Star Gas Company before returning to college to complete his undergraduate and graduate degrees. He later taught history at Florence Middle School for more than 23 years. Those close to him know that George loved deeply, laughed often and shared Christ's love and grace with everyone. His was a life well lived. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Anne Jones Ballew; son, Joel Ballew; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Todd Stoner; grandchildren, Michael, Mary, and Rachel Stoner, and Sarah and Brandon Doyle. He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings. A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home in Dallas with a reception to follow in the Sparkman Family Lounge. Burial will follow in Frost, Texas at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Institute for Creation Research at www.icr.org or to The Gideons International at www.gideons.org. Online condolences can be made at www.Sparkman-Hillcrest.com.

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Sallie Vernell (Harris) Bolt
August 6, 1936 - August 17, 2015

In Memory of
Sallie Vernell Bolt
August 6, 1936 - August 17, 2015
Obituary

Sallie Vernell Bolt, of Kaufman, Texas passed away on August 17, 2015 at the age of 79. Vernell was born on August 6, 1936 in Frost, Texas to Henry Floyd Harris and Margie Whitfield, both of whom preceded her in death along with two of Vernell’s brothers, her husband, Joseph Bolt Sr. and her son, Joseph Bolt Jr. Memaw, as her grandchildren called her, enjoyed watching westerns, especially those where Gene Autry had the starring role. Vernell was an avid reader and when it came to books, she had no preference of the genre because she enjoyed any and all books. Vernell leaves to cherish her memories: three sons and one daughter, five grandchildren, one granddaughter in law, three great grandchildren, one brother, and one sister and numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.

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Joyce Marie (Bason) Northern-Smith
Jul 9, 1923 - Jun 5, 2015

Joyce Marie Smith died Friday, June 5, 2015, in Tulsa, at the age of 91. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at Dighton-Moore Funeral Chapel in Owasso. Burial followed at Green Acres Cemetery in Tulsa.
She was born July 9, 1923, in Frost, Texas, to Isaac and Beulah (Brewer) Bason.
Joyce was one of seven children born to this union.
She accepted Christ as her personal savior in her very early adult life and was a lifelong, faithful and loving servant of her Lord.
Joyce and her first husband, Richard Northern, moved to Oklahoma where she would remain during her lifetime.
She was a dedicated Baptist.
Joyce met Earl Smith at Tulsa Baptist Temple, and the two of them enjoyed 21 years of marriage before his death in 1988.
She was a dedicated worker in the church, attending Central Baptist Church after she and Earl moved to Owasso.
Joyce had a card ministry in her later years that escalated after she was no longer physically able to attend church services.
It was not just a card that she sent, but she always included a note.
She did this more so after she was no longer physically able to attend church services.
Joyce had many friends in the Tulsa and Owasso areas and kept in touch with them through the years, until Alzheimer’s began to take its toll.
Her last five years were spent in a nursing care facility where she was loved and well cared for.
Survivors include: her son, Don Northern; grandson, Jared Northern and wife Sheila; great grandsons, Austin and Tyler; stepchildren, Peggy Farmer, Starla Purinton and Joe Smith; nieces, Lou Ann Cacy, Missy Felean and Rita Longton; great niece, Cathy Ann Sohn; and great nephew, Jeff Gilbert.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Linda Murray; grandson, Shawn Murray; and stepson, George Smith.
Services were entrusted to Dighton-Moore Funeral Home in Owasso.

Nellie Fae (Dortch) Barber-Comer
Oct 5, 1931 - Apr 26, 2015

Obituary for Nellie Fae Comer
Nellie Fae Comer was born October 5, 1931 in Frost, Texas and passed away April 26, 2015 in Mesquite, Texas.

Preceded in death by her parents, Buel and Jewel Dortch; husband, Paul Comer; son, Gayle Barber; brothers, George, Joe, Robbie, John and Buster Dortch; sister, Pat Clifton.

Survived by her four sisters, Lena Reeves, Frankie Pickett, Millie Heb, Glenda Aday; three daughters, Brenda Goodin, Ann Taylor, Elwanda Brown; one son, Benny Barber; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great grandchildren
.
Family will receive friends on Thursday, April 30, 2015 PM from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in Restland Wildwood Chapel.

Funeral service will be held at 12:30 PM Friday, May 1, 2015 in Restland Wildwood Chapel.
She was a beautiful soul whom now will watch over us from HIS high mountain. Gone but Never Forgotten!

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

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • d/o Buel Dortch and Jewel (Baker) Dortch [buried in the Frost Cemetery]
  • Find-A-Grave Memorial #145739450

Sol Killian Anthony
May 17, 1921 - Jul 29, 2015

Obituary for Sol Killian Anthony
Sol Anthony was born on May 17, 1921 in Frost, Texas to A. J. and Ollie Anthony. He passed away on July 29, 2015 at home in Midlothian. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. at Mt. Peak Cemetery.

 

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Mountain Peak Cemetery, also known as Hopewell Cemetery in Ellis County, Texas
  • Find-A-Grave Memorial #155551592

Loretta (McManus) Anderson-White-Taylor
July 15, 1935 - August 15, 2012

Loretta Taylor
(July 15, 1935 - August 15, 2012)

Graveside services for Loretta Taylor 77 of Palestine, will be held 10:00 AM Friday at Garden of Memories with Barney Walker officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bailey & Foster.

Mrs. Taylor passed away Wednesday at her residence.

She was born July 15, 1935 in Corsicana, to Henry Albert McManus and Juanita Frost McManus.

She was a nurses aid and a Missionary Baptist. She was a most loving, compassionate person and those that knew her were blessed, she was a mother to all, and was also a big Elvis fan.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold Taylor, daughters Loretta Faye Shores and Cynthia Jean Anderson, son Vernon Dempsey White and brother Henry McManus.

She is survived by daughters Sharon White, Clara Langford and Barbara Batzer, son Johnny Joe Shores and wife Sharon, brothers Carlton McManus, Kenneth McManus and James Hanna, grandchildren Joey K. Shores, David L. White, Donavan N. White, Nathan D. White, Shannon C. White, Barbara Kay Yaw, Tania Baize, Amy Davis and Aleshia Coburn, great grandchildren Kalob and Kyle Shores, Ciarra M. Scott, Katlyn Hawkins, Lynnsea White and Emily and Gabriel White, also, six more grandchildren and fourteen more great grandchildren.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • Buried at Garden of Memories Cemetery, Elkhart, Anderson Co., TX
  • w/o Velton Ray Anderson [bur at Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX]

Harry Arthur Clowe, Sr.
Apr 17, 1877 - Ap. 15, 1948

HARRY CLOWE RITES PLANNED SATURDAY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

NATIVE OF ENGLAND; CAME TO TEXAS WITH PARENTS IN MARCH, 1882

Harry Clowe, Sr., prominent in business, fraternal and church circles here, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday night at 7:30 o'clock following a several hours' illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock with the Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor, officiating, and the Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, pastor of the First Christian church, assisting. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The graveside services will be conducted by Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Native of England

Born in Manchester, England, Apr. 17, 1877, he will be buried on his birthday. He would have been 71 years old Saturday.

Coming to Texas with his late parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Clowe, in March, 1882, the family resided in Grosebeck until 1884 when it moved to Corsicana where the Clowe Floral Company was established east of Corsicana in 1885 and came to its present location in North Fifteenth street between First and Park Avenue in 1887.

Clowe assumed the management of the Clowe Floral Company in 1923 and remained as the head of the concern until his retirement in 1944 when his son-in-law, George Hudson took over the active management.

Methodist Steward

A steward in the First Methodist church for many years, Clowe was a past grand of the IOOF and held membership in the Grand Lodge of Texas, IOOF.  He also was a prominent member of the Corsicana Rotary Club for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, three sons, William Alfred Clowe, Dallas; John Raymond Clowe, Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. George Hudson, Corsicana; Mrs. Leo Gourley, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Oregon; nine grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. W. A. Mowlam, Corsicana; a number of nieces and nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Dr. H. B. Love, Sam Butler, J. C. Hughes, Hubert Bowden, Guy Sitton, E. C. Sears, Neal Bryant, A. L. Thompson, George Roxborough and W. A. Chaffee.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Notes:

Notice Odd Fellows.

All Odd Fellows are asked to meet at the IOOF Hall Saturday 10 a.m. to attend the funeral rites for Bro. Harry Clowe, Sr.  Conley Lovelace, noble grand.
J. I. Ellett, secretary.

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Harry Clowe, Sr., Funeral Services Held Saturday

Funeral services for Harry Clowe, Sr. 71, who died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Thursday night following a few hours' illness were held Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock from the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church, and the Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the First Christian church.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF had charge of the graveside rites.

Born in Manchester, England, Clowe came to Texas in 1882 and to Corsicana in 1885. He headed the Clowe Floral Company here from 1923 until his retirement in 1944.

Clowe was a steward in the Methodist church for many years was active in the Rotary Club and was prominent in Odd Fellow circles, being a member of the Grand Lodge of Texas, IOOF.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, William Alfred Clowe and John Raymond Clowe, both of Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. George Hudson, Mrs. Leo Gourley, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Ore.; nine grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. W. A. Mowlam, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Dr. H. B. Love, Sam Butler, J. C. Hodges, Hubert Bowden, Guy Sitton, E. C. Sears, Neal Bryant, A. L. Thompson, George Roxborough and W. A. Chaffee.

Griffin Funeral Home Directed.

Notes:

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Attend Clowe Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends who attended the rites Saturday for Harry Clowe, Sr., included Mr. and Mrs. Robert Amason, Orange; Mr. and Mrs. Arlie Edwards, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Jeffers, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Davis, Selman City; Mrs. J. Joiner, Cleburne; Mr. and Mrs. George Patrick, Cleburne; Mr. and Mrs. Harry T. Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Ted Dennis, and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stone, all of Dallas, and Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Dawson, Dawson, Mr. and Mrs. Lacy Garrett, Kerens; Mr. and Mrs. Will Sheets, Chatfield.

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Theora Agnes (Coates) Baker
Sep 17, 1920 - Sep 8, 2015
 
Mrs. Theora Coates Baker, age 94, of Ft. Worth, Texas passed away on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at Alvarado Meadows Rehabilitation Center in Alvarado, Texas. She was born on September 17, 1920 in Kerens, Texas to Anderson Bruce and Maggie Belle Coates.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lynn Henderson Baker; brother, Bruce Coates and her parents.

She is survived by her daughters, Sharon Kinsey and husband Rodney of Ft. Worth, Texas, Selah Hicks and husband Rod of Arlington; son, Tim Baker and wife Silvia of Beaumont; grandchildren, Jarrod Kinsey of Ft. Worth, Toyya Goodrich and husband Frank of Ft. Worth, Derric Hicks and wife Kelsey of Arlington, Ryan Hicks and wife Brooke of Arlington, Timothy Baker of Tyler and Alyssa Baker of Beaumont; nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Visitation with the family will be held from 11:30AM to12:00PM on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will immediately follow at 12:00 noon in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Klock officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Jarrod Kinsey, Derric Hicks, Timothy Baker, Frank Goodrich and J.R. Denton.

Notes:

  • w/o Lynn Henderson Baker; d/o Anderson Bruce Coates & Maggie Belle (Howell) Coates
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Mrs. Theora Coates Baker, 94, of Ft. Worth, Texas passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 at Alvarado Meadows Rehab Center in Alvarado, Texas.
Visitation with the family will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 12 noon in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charles Klock officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Helen Bell (Dewey) Mills
Jan 31, 1930 - Sept 14, 2015
 
Helen B. Mills of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Sept. 14, 2015, at the age of 85 with her family at her side.
She was born in Coffeeville, Kansas on Jan. 31, 1930, to Lewis L. Dewey and Margaret Tyler Dewey. She married Kenneth O. Mills on July 13, 1947, in Yuma, Arizona and they were married 50 years when he passed away. She was a homemaker, taking care of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Lewis and Maggie Dewey; son-in-law, Thomas Harris; and her husband, Kenneth Mills in August 2007.
She is survived by her children, Donna Harris of Corsicana, Rhonda Whiteis and husband Lonnie of Corsicana, Kenneth Mills and wife Karla of Aquilla, and Pam Perritt and husband Robert of Corsicana; grandchildren, Becky Smith, Thomas Harris, Brenda Self, Melinda Harris, Mechelle Price, Gena Whiteis, Kayla Elyeisar, Crystal Vail, Ricky Lynn Elliott, Zachary Perritt, and Zeth Perritt; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Joe Dewey and wife Dorothy of Chelsea, Oklahoma; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation with her family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Aaron Dominic officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood cemetery with Tommy Harris, Chance Harris, Clayton Smith, Zachary Perritt, Daniel Elyeisar, and Lee Price serving as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Lonnie Whiteis and Cameron Whiteis.

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Judy Marie Parker
May 17, 1945 - Aug 11, 2015

Judy was born on May 17, 1945 and passed away on Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

Judy was a resident of Blooming Grove, Texas at the time of her passing. She was formerly from Piggott, Arkansas.

She started school in St. Louis but was further educated in the Greenway School District.

She was married to Kenneth.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 14, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in the Hoggard & Sons Chapel with Bro. Shawn Parker, Bro. Tim McCluskey and Bro. Jeremy Pierce officiating. Burial is in Piggott Cemetery. Visitation begins Thursday at 6:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Children's Home 5515 Walcott Rd, Paragould, AR 72450 or St. Judes Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, Tennessee, 38101-9950.


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