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Charles O'Neal Johnson
Dec 19, 1983 - Oct 7, 2015

Funeral Service for Mr. Charles Johnson will be held at noon on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at First Baptist Church, 510 West Collin St. Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 at Lifeline Family Church, 5301 W. Highway 31, Corsicana.
Officiating will be Elder Willie Horn, Eulogist Minister Kamar Chambers. Interment will be in Woodland Cemetery.
The Pearly Gates Host came for Mr. Charles Johnson at Navarro Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015, among his family and friends.
Charles O誰eal Johnson (Chalie Rock) was born Dec. 19, 1983, in Corsicana, to the parentage of Charles E. Allen and Debra Johnson.
He received his formal education from Corsicana Independent School District in 2002, and continued his education and received a degree in Paint and Body.
Charles was a dedicated father, brother and friend. His passion was helping others, working and reconstructing cars.
The angel of silence entered into his life on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Evelyn and Ruel Menton, Ruth and George Allen, and Grover Smith.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his children, My脱sha LaRoyce, Charles O誰eal Jr., Ja狸aeden Renard O誰eal, Karleigh Dai誰iece, D誰eal Harvey; devoted fianc, Olivia Coleman; loving father, Charles Allen; dedicated mother, Debra Johnson; grandmother, Teresa Smith; Charla Raindle and Oliver Keeton (Mom and Pops); sisters, Shameqa (Xavier) Harris, De但ndrea of Mesquite, Demetresae of Duncanville, PaDeishea, and Bibi all of Corsicana; brothers, Thomas O誰eal, Dameontrae, Delpha, Matthew of Corsicana; aunts, Loretta Johnson, Tameshia Scott, Angela Ballard all of Corsicana, Nicole Gilstrap, Latoya (Mike) Haynes, Annette (Stacy) Stanton and Gidget Goodman all of Dallas; uncles, Wardell and George of Corsicana, Roy and Ruel of Dallas; Great Aunts, Lula Jean of Corsicana, Bobbie Cleveland, Shirley Winn, Earnestine Culton, Estella Sansom and Dorothy Hubbard all of Dallas; nieces and nephews; Ashley Harris, Triston Harris, D担hantie Johnson, Ke但ndrea Johnson, Jonathan Lyles II, Samiryhea Johnson, Josiah Lyles and Nevaeh Lyles; God-mother, Linda Chambers; God-sister, Lisa; God-Brother, Jonathan; God-Children, Zaylen Thomas and Ty値en Jackson; special brothers and sisters, Anthony, Wellington, Terrence, Bryson, Leland, Demoree, Lebrent, Saftha, Chandra, Deshundria, Kaela, Desirea, Robin; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Pearly Gates Funeral Home in Mexia Is in charge of the professional services for Mr. Charles Johnson.

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Donald Ray Parrish
Sept 15, 1934 - Oct 15, 2015

Donald Ray Parrish, 81, of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in Corsicana. He was born Sept. 15, 1934, in Dawson to Ottie Love Parrish and Clara McCulloch Parrish.
Don was an active member of the Cowboy Church of Corsicana. His most enjoyable love was being a longtime horse trader. He enjoyed joking with everyone and could put a smile on anyone no matter what kind of day they were having. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. When the grandchildren came to visit they would run to him first. Don will be greatly missed for he was loved by all.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ottie and Clara Parrish; sister, Wanda Walker; wife, Mayfoid Parrish.
He leaves behind his loving wife, Marlene Parrish; sister, Dolores Stevenson and husband Don; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Frank and Hazel Westbrook; sons, Mike Parrish and wife Debbie, Lynn Shelton and wife Jamie, James Shelton, Darrell Shelton and wife Cindy; daughter, Pam Shaklovitz and husband John; grandchildren, Courtney Jenkins, Matt Parrish, Jacob Shelton, Ashley Colquitt, Jerod Shelton, Alissa Crabtree, John Shelton, Whitney Bugg, Sarah Moore, Zachary Shelton, Wilson Shelton; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Derek Rogers and Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
Pallbearers will be Sonny Yates, John Smith, Rob Dunn, Elmer Lee Tanner, Mark Barnes, Gary Nelson, Garry Rhodes, Logan Wilson and Don Boyd.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jim Wilson, Bobby Coyle, Bo Nutting, David Shaw, Robert Miles, Glen Gullett, Weldon Hughes, Procter and Gamble friends, Willie Wilson and Larry McKennon.
Memorials may be made to the Cowboy Church of Corsicana, 5864 W. Hwy. 31 Corsicana, Texas 75110.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Dale William Day Sr.
Aug 17 1945 - Oct 14, 2015

Dale William Day Sr., 70, of Dawson, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015, at his residence. At his wish he was cremated, and no services are planned. Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lon Ann (Estes) Corley
Aug 29, 1933 - Oct 20, 2015

Ann Estes Corley passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at her residence.
She was born in Pampa on Aug. 29, 1933.
She is survived by the people she loved, who are Chris and Michael Ward, DeAnne and Jack DeGrand, and Elizabeth Corley; grandsons, Patrick Corley Dosser and wife Gina, John Wilson Dosser and wife Liz; granddaughter, Melissa Ann DeGrand; great-grandsons, Aiden Patrick and Blake Wilson Dosser.
Interment was held privately under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Michelle Marie (Werner) Solomon
1946 - Oct 17, 2015

Michelle Marie Werner Solomon, born in Pasadena, California in 1946, as the daughter of Betty Dabler and Olen Werner, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015.
She leaves behind husband, Paul Solomon; and the families of her three sons, Lee and Luke Joyner and Samuel Solomon.
The untimely passing of Michelle coincided with the arrival of a new grandson, in addition to a great-granddaughter.
Her family and friends will miss her charm, laughter and unconditional love, and we'll never forget.
No services have been scheduled at this time.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Willie Laura Brofield
Sep 4, 1916 - Aug 28, 1918

Death of Baby Girl.

Willie Laura, the 2 year old girl of W. M. Barifeld, died at the home of the family in the cotton factory row at 5 o団lock this morning and the remains will be interred in Oakwood at 4 o団lock this afternoon.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 28, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Obit says Barifeld death certificate says Brofield); d/o W. M. Brofield & Salenan (Wall) Brofield per death certificate

Ray McMillan Blair
Jul. 12, 1905 - Aug. 11, 1918

DEATH OF LITTLE BOY SUNDAY

Funeral Was Largely Attended This Morning.

Roy McMillan Blair, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Blair, aged thirteen years and one month, died at the family home, 703 West Fourth Avenue at 7:30 yesterday morning of pneumonia and the remains were interred in Oakwood this morning, the funeral taking place from the home at 10 o団lock, Rev. Ilion T. Jones officiated, and the active pall bearers were the officers of the First Presbyterian church of which deceased was a member, they were J. G. Comfort, Walter Burgess, Wilbur Harris, H. O. Blanding and John Hughes. The deceased was a member of the Boy Scouts, and the following boys of the Scouts acted as honorary pall bearers: Jack Holland, Jack Benson, Conrad Matthews, Jr., Elmer Butler, Jr., Moses Levy, Isaac Levy, Preston Sitton and Allen Justiss.

The funeral was largely attended and there were many pretty flowers, sent in by those who loved the deceased in life and who sympathize with his parents and brothers and sisters in the great loss they have sustained.

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Andrew Jackson 笛ack Spikes
Feb 12, 1829 - Aug 12, 1918

Former Citizen Here Dead.

Word reached here this morning that A. J. Spikes for many years a resident of this county, living first at Blooming Grove, then in Corsicana, had died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. E. Murrell in Dallas at 7 o団lock. The deceased was eighty-nine years old in February last, and thirty-three years of his life was spent in this county. He is survived by his venerable wife, now, seventy-nine years old, and by these children; Mrs. W. E. Murrell, Dallas; Mrs. C. C. Hamilton of Dallas; Mrs. J. E. Barnes of Garland; Tom Spikes of Healton, Okla.; Edgar Spikes of Blooming Grove, Mrs. D. H. Bell of Montfort; Mrs. W. E. Dodd, Mrs. A. W. Goodwin and Sam Spikes of Corsicana. The remains will reach here tomorrow on the Hustler and the funeral will occur from the First Baptist church immediately after the body reaches here. The deceased was a Confederate Veteran, a Mason and a member of the Baptist Church.

Rev. B. W. Vining will officiate at the funeral and N. L. Benson, Geo. F. Miller, Chas. H. DeLafosse, J. F. Taylor, R. R. Owen and Chas. E. Lee will act as pallbearers.

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Venerable Man Laid To Rest

The remains of the late A. J. Sikes who died in Dallas Sunday night reached here at 11 o団lock today and the funeral followed immediately from the First Baptist Church, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. B. W. Vining conducted the services and many old friends paid their last tribute of respect to the deceased who was just 69 years and 6 months old on the day of his death. He had resided in Navarro county for many years and will long be remembered as a good citizen and an upright man.

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Martha Jane (Young) Spikes
Aug 8, 1839 - Nov 9, 1919

In Memory of Mrs. Spikes.

Mrs. Mary Jane Spikes was born in Simpson County, Miss. August 8 1938, and died in Dallas, Texas, November 9th at 7 o団lock a. m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Onah Baker. She was married to A. J. Spikes November 19, 1865, and to them were born the following children; Mrs. Onah Baker of Dallas, Mrs. W. B. Dodds of Corsicana, Mrs. C. C. Hamilton of Dallas, Edgar Spikes of Blooming Grove, Mrs. Dan Bell of Barry, Mrs. J. E. Barnes of Dallas, Sam Spikes of Corsicana, Mrs. A. W. Goodwin of Corsicana, and Tom Spikes of Healdion, Oklahoma.

She had twenty grandchildren and one great grand child.

Mrs. Spikes became a member of the Baptist church at an early age and remained faithful to its obligations through the remainder of her life.

The remains were laid to rest beside her husband in Oakwood cemetery on Monday November 10.

滴er children arise up and call her blessed,
Her husband also, and he praiseth her.

A FRIEND.

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Pearl (Denney) McCoy-White
Apr 5, 1876 - Oct 13, 1918

Died After Brief Illness

Mrs. Pearl White, widow of the late W. L. (Fate) White, died at the P. and S. Hospital at 3:30 yesterday afternoon after a brief illness. The deceased was conducting a boarding house on West Collin Street and nursed the late Mrs. G. B. Watson, who died Friday, where she and her husband were boarding with Mrs. White. The deceased was ailing during Mrs. Watson痴 illness, but did not go to bed until Saturday. She was taken to the P. and S. hospital and the end came in a few hours after she was moved to the hospital. The deceased is survived by three children by a former husband, Ben McCoy, now with the army in France, Miss Cammie McCoy and the youngest, a boy of thirteen, Till McCoy. Besides the children the deceased is survived by these brothers: B. L. Denny, Sour Lake, J. P. Denny, Batson; and J. C. Denny now with the army in France. The deceased was thirty-eight years old, and was a native of Kentucky, but had lived in and about Corsicana since childhood.

The funeral of Mrs. White will be held tomorrow morning at 9:30 from the Sutherland Undertaking establishment.

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Funeral Took Place This Morning.

The remains of the late Mrs. Pearl White, widow of the late Fate White, were interred in Oakwood this morning, the funeral taking place from the undertaking parlors of C. B. Sutherland, with the services at the graved conducted by the Rev. C. S. Wilkins. The pall bearers were J. A. Highnote, J. D. Redden, W. D. Robinson, Edgar Gray, J. B. Allen and H. L. Dillon. There were many nice floral offerings.

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William Lafayette 擢ate White
Aug 25, 1856 - Jan 11, 1918

FATE WHITE DEAD.

Native of Navarro County Passed Away Here Today.

W. L. (Fate) White, who was born in Navarro county sixty-two years ago, died at his home here this afternoon at 1:30 o団lock after several weeks illness. The deceased is survived by his widow and five children, as follows: Ms. J. Q. Odom, San Angelo; Hub White of Humble; Lewis White of Richland; T. B. White of Electra, and W. L. White Jr. of Corsicana. The deceased also had one brother and one sister, Bell White who recently moved from here to Hamlin, and Ms. Henry Hughes, who lives at Mabeen, in the Panhandle, near the line of New Mexico. There are also many other relatives in the county, and many friends who sympathize with his family in his death.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon

The remains of the late W. L. (Fate) White took place at 2 o団lock this afternoon from the family home on West Collin street, and was well attended. Rev. C. E. Wilkins of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member, conducted the services and Morgan Holloway, R. P. McEntire, James Robinson, W. E. Pugh, Clyde Richards and John Redden acted as pall bearers. There were many pretty flowers sent in by friends of the family.

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Fred Warner Flood
Jun 21, 1916 - Mar 10, 1918

Death of Baby Boy.

Fred Warren Flood, aged one year and nine months, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Flood, died at the family home on East Seventh avenue, last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon, Rev. B. W. Vining conducting the services.

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John Wesley Evans
Jul 10, 1849 - Jan 4, 1918

Remains Interred This Morning

The remains of the late J. W. Evans, who died suddenly at the home of his son-in-law, W. T. Drummond in Ft. Worth yesterday morning, arrived here last night and were taken to the home of T. J. Walton on West Collin street, from which place the funeral took place this morning at 10:30 with Rev. H. C. Booth officiating.

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Samuel Archie 鄭rch Russell
Jul 3, 1891 - Oct 21, 1918

Died Here This Afternoon

Arch Russell died at his home on South Tenth Street this afternoon of Pneumonia. The deceased is survived by his wife and one child. He was a horseshoer at the shop of Morgan Holloway and had many friends who will regret to hear of his death. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

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Funeral Held This Afternoon

The remains of the late Archie Russell, aged twenty-seven years, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon.

The funeral took place from the family home, 613 West Tenth Avenue at 2 o団lock, with Rev. J. S. Taylor officiating and R. P. McEntire, Morgan Holloway, John Darwood, Charles Burnes, Will McNutt and J. E. Skinner acted as pall bearers. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jud Russell of Pansey. A large number of friends attended the funeral and there were many pretty flowers.

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Thomas Calhoun Bonner
Aug 8, 1870 - Jul 24, 1918

Remains Interred This Morning

The remains of the late T. C. Bonner who died at his home, 618 East Third Avenue, yesterday after many months of ill health, were interred in Oakwood this morning at 10 o団lock, Rev. C. H. Booth officiating. The wife and five children survive. The deceased had lived here for many years, was 48 years old and was engaged in the grocery business.

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Allie Binah (Clary) Bonner
Jan 6, 1874 - Sep 18, 1941

MRS. ALLIE BONNER DIED ON THURSDAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Allie Bonner, aged 67 years, long-time resident of Corsicana, died at the family home on West Third avenue late Thursday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o団lock from the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert Taylor, Houston; Mrs. A. D. McMichael and Miss Estelle Bonner, both of Corsicana; a son, Robert Bonner, Austin; four grandchildren, Ella Bonner McMichael, Susie McMichael, Byna Taylor and Albert McMichael; a sister, Mrs. Cora Sanford, Corsicana, and a cousin, Mrs. Eugenia Smith, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BONNER ON SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Allie Bonner, 67 years of age, who died at the family home on West Second avenue late Thursday, were held Saturday morning at 10 o団lock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert Taylor, Houston; Mrs. A. D. McMichael and Miss Estelle Bonner, both of Corsicana; a son, Robert Bonner, Austin; a sister, Mrs. Cora Sanford, Corsicana; four grandchildren, Ella Bonner McMichael, Susie Cora McMichael, Byna Tylor and Albert McMichael, and a cousin, Mrs. Eugenia Smith, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, W. P. McCammon, A. D. Michael, Robert Taylor, M. P. Williams, Edward Singleton, C. E. McWilliams and Marvin Singleton.

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Leslie Williams
Oct 11, 1905 - Jan 24, 1918

BOY MET HORRIBLE DEATH

Distressing Accident At I. O. O. F. Home Yesterday

A distressing accident, in which a 12 year old boy lost his life, occurred at the I. O. O. F. Widows and Orphans Home between 5:30 and 6:00 o団lock yesterday afternoon. Three of the larger boys had been plowing on the farm about a half mile from the home, and Leslie Williams aged twelve years, also an occupant of the home went to where the other boys were plowing. When they began taking the teams to go home Leslie asked to ride one of the horses to the barn, and chose a young horse that was not regarded as safe. He was warned by the other boys, but ventured to get on this animal at any rate, but before he could get on the animal痴 back his foot slipped and became tangled in the chains and as the horse began to run he lost his hand hold and was literally dragged and trampled to death. There were six horses in the group and all followed the animal Leslie tried to get on and it is thought that nearly all of the animals trampled on the boy as he was being dragged from the field almost to the hospital door before the horses were stopped the distance being nearly a half a mile, and when the animals were stopped the unfortunate boy had been literally stripped of all clothing, the only thing left on his body being the shoe on one foot and the part of a stocking on the other. The body was terribly bruised and cut and several bones were broken. The child was unconscious when extricated from the plow chains and died in about 10 minutes.

Leslie Williams the dead boy, was a ward of the lodge at Eagle Pass, and had been in the home eight years, or since he was four years old. The only relative is an elder brother, who is also an inmate of the home.

The remains were interred on the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood this afternoon after funeral services at the Home at 2 o団lock.

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Annie Elizabeth (Holland) Burns
Jul 26, 1875 - Sep 5, 1918

Remains Interred This Morning.

The remains of the late Mrs. Annie E. Burns, wife of C. L. Burns, who died yesterday morning, were interred in Oakwood cemetery this morning, the funeral taking place from the family home, 912 West First avenue. Rev. J. C. Wilson of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church officiated and Messrs. Morgan Holloway, Nath Garrett, Hawk Decherd, Will Payne, Walter Bates and P. H. Geraughty acted as pall bearers. There were many pretty floral offerings and a large number of friends attended the funeral.

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Died Here This Morning.

Mrs. Annie E. Burns, wife of C. L. Burns, a well known blacksmith here died at the family home, 912 West First Avenue, at 10:20 this morning after a long illness at the age of 43 years. The deceased is survived by her husband and several small children. The funeral will take place at 10:30 tomorrow morning from the home with interment in Oakwood.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 5, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Louis/Lewis Burns married Oct. 14, 1903; d/o Ben Holland & Ella (Tracey) Holland per death certificate

Tillmore Autz
May 1, 1823 - Feb 4, 1918

FOUND DEAD TODAY.

Tillman Autz, aged 94 Years Found Dead in Bed at Home of Son

Tillman Autz who would have been ninety-four years old on May first next month was found dead in his bed this morning about 8 o団lock, when his daughter- in 僕aw Mrs. R. J. Autz went to carry him his breakfast at the family home on West Fourth Avenue between North eleventh and North Twelfth streets. The deceased was in his usual good health last night when he retired and was up later than usual. The family moved here from Dallas about eighteen months ago. The deceased is survived by two children, R. J. Autz of Corsicana, and a daughter living in Dallas county. Funeral arrangements have not been announced but the remains will probably be interred here tomorrow.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon

The remains of the late Tillman Autz, who died Sunday night at the family home on West Fourth Avenue, were interred in Oakwood this afternoon. The deceased was born May 1, 1823, in Paris, France, and would have been ninety-five years old next May.

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Hester McConnico
Sep 30, 1897 - Oct 14, 1918

DIED AT KERENS YESTERDAY

Remains Were Interred Here This Afternoon

Hester McConnico, 18- year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McConnico of Kerens, died at the family home there yesterday afternoon of Pneumonia, following an attack of influenza, and the remains were interred in Oakwood here this afternoon, Rev. Isaac Windsor of Kerens officiating. A large crowd of friends accompanied the remains to Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 15, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o James Washington McConnico buried in Rice Cemetery, Rice, Tx. & Addie Ophelia (Callaway) McConnico [bur at Oakwood Cem]

William Mynatt Peck, Sr.
Jan 11, 1873 - Jan 24, 1945

W. M. PECK, SR., IS FATALLY STRICKEN AT HOME WEDNESDAY

PRIMINENT IN CORSICANA BUSINESS CIRCLES FOR HALF A CENTURY

W. M. Peck, Sr., aged 73 years, native Texan and prominent in business and other circles of Corsicana for half a century, died at the family residence, 1912 West Fourth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o団lock.

Funeral arrangements had not been perfected at press time Wednesday afternoon, but services will probably be held sometime Thursday.

A native of Fairfield, Texas, Peck came to Corsicana about 50 years ago, and was a real estate operator, insurance man and was interested in allied business for many years. He was one of the builders of the Hardy-Peck building on West Sixth avenue that at one time housed the Magnolia Petroleum company headquarters, and other prominent concerns prior to its partial destruction by fire a number of years ago.

Surviving are his wife, a son, W. M. Peck, Jr., and a granddaughter, , Ann Davis Peck, all of Corsicana and other relatives.

While he had been in ill health for several years, Mr. Peck maintained his down-town office and was active in business until death.

Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Felicia Erixene (Peck) Hardy
Dec. 25, 1859 - Mar. 30, 1943

Funeral Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Hardy

Funeral services for Mrs. Rufus hardy, pioneer resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday afternoon at her home following a lingering illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o団lock at the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. Rev. Alex B. Hanson, the rector St. John痴 Episcopal church, conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Fairfield, Mrs. Hardy was the daughter of Capt. William M. and Nannie E. Forbes Peck, early pioneer residents of this section of the state. She came to Corsicana after her marriage to Judge Rufus Hardy in 1882 and had her home here since that time.

She was one of the social leaders of the city and took an active part in civic affairs. She was a charter member of the Public Library board and had severed continuously on that board until her death. She was the last charter member of the library board. The library was closed during the funeral hour.

Surviving are a son, Rufus Hardy, Jr., Houston; three daughters, Mrs. Helen Hardy Pierce, Corsicana; Mrs. R. N. Holloway, Corsicana; Mrs. W. L. Taggart, Washington, D. C.; a brother W. M. Peck, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Her Husband Judge Rufus Hardy died on March 13th.

Pallbearers were J. N. Garitty, A. P. Mays. E. Y. Cunningham, Lloyd Kerr, Billy Peck Jr., George Baum, Alton Justiss, Dr. Harry Ezell and H. O. Blanding.

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Raymond Evans
Jan 18, 1886 - Mar 22, 1918

Young Man Died This Morning

Raymond Evans, aged 32 years, died at the home of his mother Mrs. John Evans, in the Oak Grove addition, at 9 o団lock this morning after several days illness. The deceased was the son of John W. Evans, who died in Fort Worth some time ago, and whose remains were brought here for burial. The deceased was at one time an oil driller, but lately has worked at a restaurant. He is unmarried but is survived by his mother and brothers and sisters. Interment will take place tomorrow morning at 9:30 in Oakwood.

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Laura Fae Nolen
Oct 22, 1905 - Jul 20, 1918

Death of Little Girl.

Laura Day Nolen, aged twelve years daughter of J. L. Nolen, died at the family home, 904 South Seventeenth street at 7 o団lock Saturday afternoon, and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m. Rev. J. W. Stephens of the First Christian church officiating.

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In Memorial

A tribute to little Laura Fae Nolen.
The Death Angel visited the home of Mr. J. E. Nolen and took from them their daughter Laura Fae. All was done for her that could be done by loving hands and her good nurse and all the medical aid, but all was in vain. God saw best to take her away. Her three married sisters that lived afar off were called to her bedside, Mrs. John Miller of San Augustin, Texas; Mrs. Will Torch of Mesquite, Texas and Mrs. Mary Wellons of Beaumont, Texas, and one of her brothers, Jesse Nolen, who was in San Antonio, at Camp Travis, all were called to her bedside, but her brother had to go back before the end came.

Weep not, dear mother and father, sisters and brothers, she has gone but will not be forgotten. She will be greatly missed in this neighborhood by her friends and playmates. She was loved by all who knew her. That smiling face and cheerful presence will be greatly missed in this neighborhood by her friends and playmates. She was loved by all who knew her. That smiling face and cheerful presence will be greatly missed. We know it is hard to give her up, but our loss on earth is heaven痴 gain. May the Lord comfort the bereaved hearts that they may say the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.

She was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery July 21st, at 4 p.m., Rev. J. W. Stephens of the First Christian church officiating. There were many beautiful floral offerings.

A darling one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled.

Your darling Fae has left us.
She has gone to dwell on high;
She is living in that country
Where they never say good bye.

No farewells there are ever known,
No heartaches up in heaven,
But to the Saints of God above,
A robe of white is given.

Her troubles all are ended here,
Her sufferings all are over,
But in that bright and happy home,
We meet to part no more.

But God had a place in heaven,
That he wanted to complete,
So He took your darling Fae
To fill the vacant seat.

She is resting, sweetly resting,
In His everlasting arms,
She will meet us all In happiness,
As we leave this earthly home.

Written by one who loved her.

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Warren Henry Shugart
Aug 13, 1863 - May 10, 1932

W. H. SHUGART DIED SUDDENLY TUESDAY; FUNERAL FRIDAY

HAD BEEN EMPLOYED AT LOCAL ICE PLANT FOR OVER FORTY YEARS

Funeral services for W. H. Shugart, aged 67 years, who died with a heart attack Tuesday afternoon at 4:20 o団lock while at work at Southern Ice & Utilities Company plant on South Fourteenth street, will be held from the family home, 803 South Fourteenth street, Friday morning at 10 o団lock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Mr. Shugart was well-known here and had been an employee of the local ice company for more than 40 years. It was reported he was sitting in a chair at the plant when stricken and died instantly.

He had been a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., for many years.

Surviving are three sons, Alvin Shugart, W. S. Shugart and Edward Dubart Shugart, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Price, Tyler; Mrs. G. W. Rowell, Chicago; and Evelyn Frances Shugart, Corsicana; a brother, James M. Shugart, Peoria, Ill., and a half-brother, Dave Shugart, Kemp.

The funeral arrangements are in charge of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

Notice I. O. O. F.

Odd Fellows are called to meet at the I. O. O. F. hall Friday morning at 9 o団lock for the purpose of attending the funeral of Brother W. H. Shugart.

J. L. HANSON, Noble Grand
W. J. LUNN, Secretary

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. H. SHUGART FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for W. H. Shugart, 67, who died with a heart attack while at work at the plant of the Southern Ice and Utilities company Tuesday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 4 o団lock from the residence, 803 South Fourteenth street, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church, officiated. The funeral hour was changed from Friday morning until Friday afternoon as a daughter from Chicago failed to arrive here as scheduled.

He had been an employe of the local ice company for more than 40 years.

Surviving are three sons, Alvin, W. E., and Edwart Dubart Shugart, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Price, Tyler; Mrs. G. W. Rowell, Chicago; and Evelyn Frances Shugart, Corsicana; a brother, James Shugart, Peoria, Ill.; and a half-brother, Dave Shugart, Kemp.

Pallbearers were Wesley Edens, Paul Collin, Elsie Odom, E. K. Lance, L. E. Still, and H. M. Montgomery.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland McCammon funeral home.

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IN MEMORY OF W. H. SHUGART

Mr. Shugart, who died May 10, 1932, had been a true and faithful citizen of Corsicana for many years, liked and loved by all who knew him; had been a faithful and steady employe of the Southern Ice company for 40 years.

He has gone where there will be no more work and worry, so let all who knew and loved him live a life so you can meet him over yonder邑ritten by a Very True Friend.

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VICTIM OF HEART ATTACK BE BURIED FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for W. H. Shugart, aged 67 years, employe at a local ice plant for 40 years, who died while at work Tuesday afternoon with a heart attack, will be held from the family residence, 803 South Fourteenth street, Friday morning at 10 o団lock with interment in
Oakwood cemetery, Rev. J. E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church will conduct the services.

Surviving are three sons, Alvin, W. E., and Edward Dubart Shugart, all of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Etta Price, Tyler; Mrs. G. W. Rowell, Chicago, and Evelyn Frances Shugart, Corsicana; a brother, James Shugart, Peoria, Ill., and a half-brother, Dave Shugart, Kemp.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon funeral home.

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Frances Matilda 擢annie (Halbert) Stiteler
Mar 9, 1826 - Jun 29, 1918

Had Been Resident Here Forty-Six Years

Mrs. Fannie Stiteler, aged 92 years, three months and twenty days, died at the home of her son-in-law, Capt. W. J. McKie, Saturday night at 10:30 and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon, Rev. B. W. Vining officiating. The deceased simply went to sleep as the result of old age, and her last hours were without sickness or pain. She was a Southern woman of the old school, polished in manners, cultivated in mind, gentle in heart, and was loved by all who knew her. She had been a resident of Corsicana for forty-six years and was a charter member of the First Baptist church, from which the funeral took place. Rev. B. W. Vining officiated, and the pall bearers were: Honorary, Geo. T. Jester, C. E. Lee, B. K. Duncan, F. P. Wood, J. L. Halbert, J. M. Blanding, J. H. Rice, Geo. F. Miller, J. M. Good and Dr. I. N. Suttle; active, Byron Cheney, Lucion Halbert, Gordon Damon, Chas. G. Jester, Lowry Martin, Emmett Wilkerson and Wilmot Townsend.

The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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In Memory of Mrs. Fannie Stiteler.

When, at the close of a long and well spent life, death comes to us, it is not as the grim monster we so often think him, but as an angel of light,--a royal messenger sent to conduct the faithful one to the presence of the King of Kings, there to hear His 展ell done, thou good and faithful servant. It was thus after ninety two years that Mrs. Fannie Stiteler entered into the presence of her Lord. She fell asleep quietly on the night of June 29th, just as the week had closed, and awakened to the beauty of an eternal Sabbath and the presence of those she had, 斗oved long since and lost a while.

Mrs. Stiteler, formerly Miss Fannie Halbert, was born in 1826 near Tuscaloosa Alabama. In her girlhood she moved to Aberdeen, Mississippi where her bright, attractive personality and her conscientious nature made her prominent, even at an early age, in the social and religious life of the town.

In 1850 she married Mr. J. B. Stiteler, a young Baptist minister, and together they came to Galveston to take up the mission of the evangelization of the great new state of Texas. The young minister soon showed signs of marked ability both as a minister and a scholar. He was made professor of Greek and Hebrew at Baylor University, then at Independence, and gave promise of becoming one of the lead men of the state. These were pleasant years for the young couple. Thrown into intimate social relation with General Sam Houston and his gifted wife, the great Texas educator. Dr. Rufus C. Burleson, and many other prominent people of that critical time in Texas history, life opened fair before them. But 敵od痴 ways are not our ways, and the young minister痴 zeal proved greater than his strength. In 1856 he was called up higher and his heartbroken, frail young wife was left alone with three little children dependent upon her.

It was perhaps in these hard, trying days that the greatest traits of her character developed, for she did not despair, but with her life work before her, strong in soul and full of energy, she gave herself with self-sacrificing devotion first, to the rearing of her children; and next to doing her part in the development of her adopted state.

Is it surprising, then, that with this sorrow behind her, she developed the power of looking and living always in the present? Here was a life of today, and even in her later years she lived and talked most of the present with a mind as keen and alert for the great issues of now as that of a young woman. But perhaps that trait which endeared her most to those around her was her appreciation of the beauty and usefulness of little things. It was the little thoughtful kindnesses and remembrances that appealed to her. Never was a friend sick that she did not think to send her some flowers or dainty, never did a child leave her house without some little remembrance; and even the servants in the kitchen often knew the kindly help of those ministering hands. It was people that she loved預ll of them. She liked to be with them, to hear and talk of their ways and interests, and never did strangers come into her church or neighborhood that she was not the first to single them out and make them feel at home.

When the great war of the sixties convulsed our country, a true Southern woman, she gave her help in every patriotic way. At its close she taught school for a while in Baylor University. Then she spent a few years with relatives in other states, but in 1872 came back to Texas and to Corsicana to live the rest of her life. Here she made her little home and surrounded it with every attraction so that it became the very center for the young people of the town. Here her children grew up and became the earnest Christians she longed for them to be. Here they married and she had the pleasure of seeing, not only grand children but great grand children. Here she saw the little Baptist church that she had loved and worked for, grow into a strong, vigorous power for good. And here she saw one by one, the young men and women she had loved and mothered take up their life work and prosper.

It is permitted to but few to complete their work here for death usually finds some task unfinished. But Mrs. Stiteler felt and often spoke of her痴 as done溶ot as one impatient to be gone, but rather as one who with the days tasks well completed is glad to sit at evening to rest and enjoy the companionship of friends and the beauties of life a little while before darkness falls. Then, as the weight of her ninety-two years grew heavy she felt a little tired, so she fell asleep. On Sunday evening the hands of those she had known as young men and boys, and who had often listened to her loving counsel bore her to her church. There the pastor, in a few beautiful words, told of her life, the hymns she loved best were sung and then she was laid to rest on the hillside in beautiful Oakwood.

徹urs still to toss on Life痴 tempestuous tide,
Hers anchored in the harbor safe to ride,
We would not call her back though tears fast flow
But pray in God痴 good time also to go.

Notes:


Laura Belle Blackwell
Aug 6, 1902 - Oct 27, 1918

Died Yesterday Morning.

Laura Belle Blackwell, the sixteen year old daughter of J. R. Blackwell died yesterday morning at 10:30 at the family home, 409 North Fifth street, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o団lock.

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Patrick 撤at Morrow
Jan 1, 1858 - Feb 7, 1918

Remains Were Interred Here

Pat Morrow, aged 70 years, and for many years a resident of Corsicana before moving to Dallas some years ago, died in Dallas yesterday, and the remains were interred here today, the funeral taking place from the Union Station at 12:30. Surviving the deceased is his widow, a son, living in Wichita Falls, and a daughter living in Dallas.

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Beatrice (Harvin) Pugh
Oct 28, 1888 - Apr 26, 1918

INTERRED TODAY

Remains of a Good Woman Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. Beatrice Pugh, wife of Lee A. Pugh, were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon, the funeral taking place from the home at 4 o団lock. A large procession followed the remains to the grave and there were many beautiful floral offerings that attested in a small degree the esteem in which this good woman was held by those who knew her best.

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Highly Esteemed Lady Dead.

Mrs. Beatrice Harvin Pugh, wife of Lee Pugh, died this morning after a long illness at the family home on West Fifteenth avenue. The deceased was thirty seven years of age, and is survived by her husband, three children and a number of relatives. She was a member of Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o団lock from the family home, with interment in Oakwood. The services will be conducted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones and Messrs. W. W. Gage, Henry Clement, C. O. Dale, Jan Taylor, W. H. Hastings and John Ricker will act as pall bearers.

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Louisa Emily (Powell) Gowan
1852 - Jul 13, 1935

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY ON SATURDAY NIGHT

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. LOUISE GOWAN

Mrs. Louise Gowan, aged 83 years, died at her apartment at 625 North Commerce street, Saturday night, following several years of declining health and several days of serious illness, and funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the home of Sidney Story, her nephew, 702 South Fifteenth street, with interment following in Oakwood cemetery beside her long-departed husband, The Rev. M. E. McPhail, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, of which deceased had been a member since its organization, conducted the services.

Pallbearers were David E. Story, James B. Story and George Harvey, all of Dallas, and Guy Hamilton, E. C. Sears and C. B. Haley.

A quartet composed of Mesdames Ralph Stell and W. L. Kirk and Messrs. Edgar Metcalf and Lloyd G. Kerr sang several favorite hymns of the deceased.

Native of County.
Mrs. Gowan was born and reared in Navarro County and has been a resident of the county for her entire life, having resided in Corsicana for more than sixty-four years. She was the widow of Dr. James A. Gowan, early-day Corsicana dentist, who preceded her in death by 48 years. She was well known to the old-time residents of this city but due to feebleness has been unable to get around much the past several years. She was a life-long member of the Presbyterian church, being a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church here prior to the merger with the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. several years ago and since that time she had been a member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are one brother, George W. Powell, San Antonio, and numerous nephews and nieces, among the latter being Sidney Story, from whose home the burial took place. She was the daughter of Henry W. and L. M. Powell, pioneer residents of Navarro county and one of a large family of children, all of whom have preceded her to the grave with the exception of the brother in San Antonio.

The Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home had charge of the services.

Mrs. Gowan was of the fast-disappearing type of old Southern women who put their Master痴 work above all else and ministered to their family and neighbors as admonished in the scriptures.

She was up until a short time before her death a constant and interested reader of the Bible, which was her mainstay during her years of feebleness that made her practically a shut-in. Before her health failed she could always be found at the services of her church in the work of which she took a keen interest and delight.

The following nephews and nieces were here for attendance upon the funeral services; Mr. and Mrs. James B. Story, Dallas; David E. Story, Dallas; Mrs. Russell Harvey and son, George Harvey, Dallas; Miss Laura Marie Story, Dallas; Mrs. Curtis Gibbs and children of McKinney.

Notes:


Robert Dexter Dodds
Dec 31, 1899 - Oct 10, 1918

DIED IN CAMP PIKE TODAY

Corsicana Boy Passes Away After A Brief Illness.

Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dodds were notified by telegraph about 10:30 this morning that their son, Robert had just died at Camp Pike, near Little Rock, Ark., where he had gone some weeks ago and was engaged at work on the cantonment as a carpenter. The deceased would have been twenty six years old in December next, and when he left here a few weeks ago was the picture of robust health. It is not known yet when the body will reach Corsicana, but interment will be made here. The many friends of the family sympathize with them in their great sorrow.

Notes:

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Funeral Sometime Tomorrow.

The remains of the late Robt. Dodds, who died at Camp Pike, Ark.; yesterday morning, left Little Rock this afternoon, and the funeral will take place tomorrow, but at what hour, it is not yet known.

Notes:

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Wm. Dodds came in last night from Fort Sam Houston to attend the funeral of his brother, Robt. Dodds, who died at Camp Pike, Arkansas.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Remains of Robert Dodd Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of Robert Dodds, the 19-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Dodds, who died at Camp Pike, Ark., last Thursday, were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon at 4:30, the funeral taking place from the family home on West Sixth Avenue, Rev. J. W. Stephens of the First Christian church and Rev. B. W.Vining of the First Baptist church officiated, andE O誰eill, Walter Roberts, R. C. Munn, L. N. Van Pelt, H. K. Rutherford and William Black acted as pall bearers. A large procession followed the remains to Oakwood and many beautiful floral offerings decorated the grave.

Notes:


Hamilton Norris Witherspoon
Feb 22, 1877 - Jul 21, 1918

DIED IN SAN ANTONIO

Former Corsicana Citizen Died After Lingering Illness

Hamilton Witherspoon, aged 41 years, who was reared here, died in San Antonio Saturday night after a long illness and the remains reached here this morning and the funeral took place from the home of Mrs. Dora Witherspoon on West Fifth Avenue at 10 o団lock with interment in Oakwood. Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John痴 Episcopal church officiated and W. H. Hastings, T. W. Lovett, Ford Witherspoon, Robert Witherspoon, A. H. Kerr and Ralph Beaton, Jr. acted as pall bearers. The deceased was a well known oil man and had a host of friends wherever he was known. The funeral was largely attended and there were many floral offerings. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Dora Witherspoon, one brother, C. L. Witherspoon, and three sisters, Mrs. T. W. Lovett of Corsicana; Mrs. J. R. Stevens of Clifton and Mrs. Ralph Beaton, Jr., of Dallas, and numerous relatives in this county.

Notes:


Ida May (Flood) Scruggs
May 23, 1888 - Oct 23, 1918

Died at P. and S. Hospital.

Mrs. L. J. Scruggs, whose husband runs a dairy east of town, died at the P. and S. hospital at 11 o団lock last night after more than a week痴 illness with influenza and pneumonia. Her husband and three children are still sick at the hospital where they were taken near a week ago but they are reported improving.

The funeral took place this afternoon from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at 4 o団lock, Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and interment was in Oakwood.

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Joseph Francis 擢rank Lumsden, Sr.
Jun 5, 1877 - Feb 28, 1918

Relatives of J. F. Lumsden Arrive

Mr. Ted Lumsden of Oklahoma City and Mr. Francis Forbes of Hartford, Conn., brother and brother-in-law, respectively, of J. F. Lumsden, arrived in the city today to attend the bedside of their relatives, who is now very low at the home of his father-in-law, Mr. J. H. Martin, Mr. Lumsden痴 condition is very critical and other members of his family will no doubt arrive tonight.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 27, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Stella (Martin) Lumsden married Nov. 28, 1907 (monument says died Feb. 27, 1919優eath certificate says Feb. 28, 1918 撲bit is 1918)

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PROMINENT MAN DIES.

Mr. J. F. Lumsden, Died at Home of His Father-in-law, Mr. J. H. Martin, corner of Eighteenth street and Sixth avenue, after several weeks illness with glandular trouble, which during the last few days developed into pneumonia, and resulted in his death. He leaves a wife and one child, a boy, J. F. Jr., eight years old. A brother, Mr. E. D. Lumsden of Oklahoma City, and two sisters, Mrs. L. J. Kendall of Macon, Ga., and Mrs. Francis Forbes of Hartford, Conn. Survive him. He was born in Maco, Ga., was a traveling man for a strong firm for over twenty years, when he decided to settle down and make his home in Corsicana with his family at the home of his father-in-law. He remained here for several years, after which he and his family moved to Dallas where he was connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

The funeral will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 4:30 o団lock from the residence of Mr. J. H. Martin, with Rev. B. W. Vining officiating, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The pall bearers are as follows:

Active優r. Trim Houston, Arthur B. Johnson, Max Almond, A. B. Douglass, Voyle Caldwell, J. S. Murchison, John Reddon and Eldred Bonner.

Honorary裕. J. Walton, C. N. Olsen, W. H. Warren, A. A. Wortham, E. A. Johnson, C. L. Jester, Dr. W. T. Shell, J. L. Halbert, Dr. H. B. Jester, E. H. Church, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sidney Story, W. C. Hilliard, E. R. Brown, W. C. Proctor, W. L. Holmes, George Miller, Walter E. Elliott and Luther Newman of Dallas.

Relatives here to attend the funeral are Mr. E. D. Lumsden of Oklahoma City, a brother, and Mr. Francis Forbes, a brother-in-law, both of whom reached here before he passed away; Mrs. Wm. Locke of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Martin of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Cook of Mexia, Mrs. D. W. Cooley and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Anderson of Houston and Miss Lizzie Martin of Fort Worth.

Mr. Lumsden was well known not only in Corsicana and Dallas, but over a large section of the country over which he traveled as the representative of a large firm before deciding to make his home here. He was married in Corsicana to Miss Stella Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Martin. The union was a happy one and one boy came to bless it. He was a genial companion and devoted to his wife and son. Those who came in contact with him socially enjoyed his companionship. Those who had business dealings with him were impressed with his honesty, courtesy and his knowledge of business. We cannot always understand why death sometimes comes to these who seem so well fitted for life痴 duties and whose home and business relations are so happy and so full of promise. The taking of this man in the prime of life and who had advanced so far upon a career of usefulness is not for the mind of man to fathom. In the Great Beyond his friends and those who were closest to him and loved him most will understand.

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LAID TO REST

Beautiful Floral Offerings Testify to Popularity of Deceased.

This afternoon at 4:30 the remains of Mr. J. Frank Lumsden were laid to rest in Oakwood with a large attendance of relatives and friends who paid their last tribute to a popular and good man. The funeral was from the residence of the deceased痴 father-in-law, Mr. J. H. Martin, Corner Sixth Avenue and Eighteenth Street with Rev. B. W. Vining officiating both at the house and the grave.

Beautiful music was furnished by a quartet composed of Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. Harry Williams, Mr. R. D. Johnson, Mr. Loyd Kerr.

An elaborate collection of handsome floral offerings gave silent but elegant evidence of the popularity of the deceased, there being offerings from numerous friends in the city and from Houston, Dallas, Oklahoma City, Hartford, Conn., and Macon, Ga., Wharton and Mexia, Texas. Among the especially beautiful offerings was a beautiful design from the Magnolia Petroleum Company of Dallas, of which Mr. Lumsden was an employee.

Seventy-two employees of this company from the department with which Mr. Lumsden was connected also sent a very handsome design, the names of each being on the card which bore the following: 展ith the deepest sympathy from the following employees of the Magnolia Petroleum Co. There were also beautiful designs from the Chamber of Commerce of Corsicana, of which organization decreased was a useful and active member, and one from the Daily Sun force, while the entire class and the teacher of little J. F., Jr. remembered their playmate with an offering and card of sympathy in the loss of his father. A list of the out of town attendants at the funeral was given in yesterday痴 paper.

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Corsicana friends have deeply grieved with the family of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Martin, the young wife and little son, in their great sorrow that came this week in the passing on of Mr. J. F. Lumsden. For the wife, whose devotion to her husband was so well known among friends, the burden has fallen heavily, and the sincerest sympathy goes out to her and to her manly young son in the hour of their grief and distress. Mr. Lumsden was a polished gentleman of courtly manner, and while making his home in Corsicana was very popular in business and social circles. When he was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon, the floral offerings were unusually handsome, many beautiful designs coming from other towns and cities. Among those from out of town who attended the funeral services were Mr. E. D. Lumsden, a brother, from Oklahoma City; Mr. Francis Forbes of Hartford, Conn., a brother-in-law; Mrs. William Locke of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Roland Martin of Dallas, Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Cook of Mexia, Mrs. D. W. Cooley and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Anderson of Houston and Miss Lizzie Martin of Fort Worth.

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Thomas Ephraim Mower
Oct 6, 1855 - Feb 26, 1918

FORMER CITIZEN IS DEAD

Was Well Known In The Oil Fields Here

T. E. Mower for a number of years a well known oil man here, but had lived in Bartlettsville, Okla., for several years past, died there at 1:30 yesterday. Mr. C. B. Sutherland received a message from Mrs. Mower today saying she would be here Friday with the remains.

What hour the funeral will take place cannot now be stated. The deceased, who had many friends here is survived by his widow and one son, Robert, who is now in the army.

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Funeral Was Largely Attended

At 2 o団lock this afternoon a large concourse of friends gathered at the home of Mrs. J. H. Frey, 625 West Third Avenue, and from there followed the remains of the late Thos. E. Mower to St. John痴 Episcopal church where Rev. J. C. Black of Dallas read the impressive burial rites of that church, after which the remains were taken to Oakwood and laid to rest.

Many beautiful flowers were sent by those who knew and esteemed the deceased during his residence in Corsicana, and who sympathize deeply with the bereaved widow and son, Robert, in the great loss they have sustained in being bereft of a loving and tender husband and father.

Notes:


Cora Lee (White) Voss
May 16, 1900 - Mar. 1, 1918

Young Woman Died Last Night.

Mrs. Cora Lee Voss, wife of Geo. Voss, aged seventeen years, nine and fifteen days, died at the P. and S. hospital last night, and the remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the family home on South Sixteenth street. The deceased is survived by her husband and an infant a few days old.

Notes:


Ida Bertha (Ingram) White
Jun 21, 1854 - Mar 1, 1918

Well Known Lady Passes Away

Mrs. Ida Belle White, widow of the late Cyrus White, died at her home 1818 West Fifth Avenue at 2 o団lock this morning after being in ill health for many months. The deceased had been a resident here for many years and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. Four children, Mrs. J. E. McClung, Mrs. E. B. Harris, Miss Idyl White and Will White survive her. The deceased also had four sisters at Kerens, Mrs. C. T. McConnico, Mrs. R. P. Coates and Mrs. B. B. Coates.

The funeral will take place from the family residence tomorrow morning at 10 o団lock, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. J. W. Hornbeck will officiate and Messrs. T. P. Kerr, Hawk Decherd, R. P. Bates, J. H. Galbreath, W. L. Holman and Dr. Newton will act as pallbearers.

R. N. White and wife of Greenville arrived today to attend the funeral.

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Remains Interred Today

The remains of the late Mrs. Cyrus White were laid to rest in Oakwood this morning, the funeral taking place from her home 1818 West Fifth Avenue at 10 o団lock. There was a large attendance and many beautiful flowers were placed above her bier after the last sad rites were said. The deceased had many friends who are deeply pained at her death and who sympathize with those near to her in their sorrow.

Notes:


Mariah Josephine (Allyn) Lang-Johnson
Mar 8, 1873 - Apr 21, 1954

Mrs. H. D. Johnson Dies Wednesday; Rites Thursday

Mrs. Harry D. Johnson, 81, life-long Corsicana resident, died at her home, 1529 Maplewood, late Wednesday afternoon, following an extended illness.

Mrs. Johnson was the daughter of the late Capt. and Mrs. Chas. H. Allyn, pioneer residents and prominent in the early history of Corsicana.

Funeral services were held Thursday at 3 p.m. from the St. John痴 Episcopal church, of which she had been an active member for many years. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. James Joseph, rector.

Surviving are a son, W. A. Lang, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Joe M. Daniel, Kerens; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Hamilton, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Chas. H. Allyn, J. N. Garitty, W. V. Mowlam, Ed M. Polk, E. Y. Cunningham, Ralph Stell, Dr. L. E. Kelton and Judge A. P. Mayes.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 22, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William A. Lang 2nd husband Harry Dinwoodie Johnson; d/o Capt. Charles Henry Allyn & Angela Latham (Aldrich) Allyn

Pete Goodman
Feb. 20, 1918 - Oct. 29, 1918

Mexican Child Dead.

The 6 months old infant of Pete Goodman, a Mexican, died last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon. The mother and an older child were buried last week.

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Ora Leona (Mills) Wilson-Smalling
Jan 9, 1887 - Oct 19, 1918

An Appreciation of Mrs. Ora Smalling

Our sympathy goes to Mr. Will Smalling and Mrs. Smalling痴 three children in the home going of their devoted companion and mother. Deep sorrow seized our hearts when all hope had fled and news came Monday morning, October 20th, that our friend and neighbor had departed this world and we know that her own loved ones feel their loss and poverty in a degree beyond the power of language to express.

After faithfully and lovingly nursing her children through an attack of influenza. Mrs. Smalling contracted the disease, followed by pneumonia to which she succumbed after a week of intense suffering.

Having lived near Mrs. Smalling for the last few years and been confined in by her, we feel that we know her real true and inner life, desires and ambitions as perhaps no one else. Like the rest of us she had her trials, difficulties and obstacles to overcome. She also had her ideals and ambitions which led her to fight continuously against her difficulties and strive for higher and better things. Nor was her truer nature satisfied to be simply negative, but it found expression and manifested itself in deeds of kindness and service to others, Unselfish and untiringly she guarded and cared for the interest of her husband, children and home, longing always that the best might come to them. No one could be more faithful in their care of the sick and effort to bring comfort to the suffering and distressed. As a neighbor she was always watchful for an opportunity to do some kindly deed and whatever was the kindness shown to her she sought an occasion to surpass it. A more deeply appreciative nature is not to be found. Every act of kindness toward her to the moment of her death brought forth from her lips words of sincere thanks and appreciation.

Best of all, she did not stop with these noble deeds and kindly acts. She knew the power of sin, the weakness of human nature, its inability to overcome the temptations of the world, lift men and women into the higher things of life and restore them to the image from whence they have fallen. She committed her way to them Him who said 鄭ll power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth. In Him she met the last enemy, which is death with a smile assured of victory and the abiding presence of her Savior.

Every member of her little church would assure her loved ones of their sincere sympathy and prayers and commend them to this same Jesus who shall save his people from their sins and reunite them in that world where no separation can ever come.

A NEIGHBOR.

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Mrs. Ora Smalling, wife of Will A. Smalling, aged thirty-two years, died at 12:40 last night after ten days illness. The deceased is survivied by her husband and three children. The funeral took place this afternoon from the home at 4:30, conducted by Rev. J. S. Taylor. The pall bearers were Henry Cooper, Ed Childers, Ernest Bridges, Tom Bass, Roy Moore and Earl Smalling.

Notes:


Mattie (Mitchell) Benton
Mar 7, 1894 - Sep 12, 1918

DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS.

Funeral was Largely Attended This Afternoon

Mrs. Mattie Mitchell Benton, wife of Chas. E. Benton of Waco died here last night after a long illness at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Mitchell, on West Collin street, and the funeral took place this afternoon at 5:30, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The deceased was twenty years of age and is survived by her husband and an infant son, her parents, a sister, Mrs. Leonard Struder of Waco, and two little brothers, Ben and Jack Mitchell. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Wm. Stephens and James McElroy, Guy Allen, Jack Hays, T. J. Walton, Hiram Rainwater and Edgar Wareing acted as pall bearers. There were many beautiful floral offerings and the funeral was largely attended.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 12, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles E. Benton d/o B. F. Mitchell & Addie (Reeves) Mitchell per death certificate (husband and son, Charles William Benton buried in Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Tx.)

Alexander L. Laverty
Jan 21, 1854 - Sep 10, 1918

DIED NEAR TEXARKANA

Former Citizen of Navarro County is Buried Here Today

Alexander Laverty, aged 64 years, and for many years a citizen of Navarro county, died at Texarkana yesterday. The remains reached here at 8:30 o団lock this morning and the funeral took place from the home of Mrs. Emma Vance at 4:30 o団lock this afternoon. With interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The deceased had no family but is survived by the following sisters: Mrs. Emma Vance, Mrs. M. A. White, Mrs. Minnie Williams, Mrs. Alice Allen of Corsicana, and Mrs. Adaline Carroll of Emhouse. The following nephews and nieces also live in Corsicana: George Whytte, Ed White, Mrs. S. H. Inman and Mrs. Pierce Colquitt. Rev. J. W. Hornbeak conducted the funeral services and there were many beautiful floral offerings and a large attendance at the funeral.

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James Douglas Blanding
Dec 21, 1884 - Oct 17, 1918

POPULAR MAN LAID TO REST

Funeral of James Douglas Blanding Largely Attended

The remains of James Douglas Blanding, son of Judge and Mrs. James M. Blanding, who died in Denver, Colorado on October 17, reached here Saturday night and the funeral took place from the family home on West Third Avenue yesterday afternoon at 5 o団lock with interment in Oakwood. Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt officiating and the following were the pallbearers: Loyd Kerr, Francis B. McKie, Sam Millerman, Joe Simpkins, Stanley Kerr, W. J. Cheney, Lawson Coulson, William Clarkson, Jr., and C. G. Stroud: honorary. T. P. Kerr, F. N. Drane, Rufus N. Elliott, Hon. Rufus Hardy, P. C. Townsend, I. N. Cerf, Chas. H. Mills, Geo. E. Jester, Roger Q. Farmer, Ed P. Maggard, N. C. Goodman and Dr. W. T. Shell.

The services held on the front porch of the home were beautiful and impressive, and many beautiful flowers were there as an evidence of the love and esteem with which the deceased was held in life. All who knew him know that a manly young man, one whose life promised much usefulness in future years, has been called to his eternal reward, and that his departure is a source of profound sorrow in hundreds who loved him in life and will miss him in the years to come.

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PROMINENT YOUNG MAN DEAD.

Passed Away in Denver, Colorado Yesterday Afternoon

Judge and Mrs. J. M. Blanding were notified yesterday morning by telegram that their son, Douglas Blanding, was ill in Denver, Colorado, with pneumonia and the mother started yesterday afternoon to be with her son, but just before night a telegram was sent saying that Douglas was dead. A telegram was sent at once to Mrs. Blanding and she was intercepted at Fort Worth and reach home at 11 o団lock last night over the Houston and Texas Central railroad.

The remains will probably reach here Sunday and the funeral arrangements will be announced later.

The deceased was thirty-three years of age and had a host of friends here where he was reared. He was engaged in the insurance business but was getting ready to go to the army. Besides his parents, he is survived by two brothers and a sister, R. P. and H. O. Blanding and Miss Agnes Blanding.

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Judge J. M. Blanding received a wire from Denver, Colorado, today that his son Douglas was very sick with influenza. Mrs. Blanding left on the afternoon train for that city.

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BURIAL TOMORROW

Funeral of Douglas Blanding Will Take Place From Parents Home

The funeral of James Douglas Blanding, who died in Denver, Colo., on the 17th, will be buried at 5 o団lock tomorrow evening from the front porch of the Blanding home on West Third Avenue, conducted by Dr. Chas. Oberschmidt, pastor of th3e First Presbyterian church.

The active pall bearers will be Messrs. Francis B. McKie, Sam Millerman, Joe S. Simkins, Stanley Kerr, W. J. Cheney, Lawson Coulson, William Clarkson, Jr., and C. G. Stroud.

The honorary pall bearers will be Messrs. T. P. Kerr, F. N. Drane, Rufus N. Elliott, Rufus Hardy, P. C. Townsend, I. N. Cerf, Chas. H. Mills, Geo. E. Jester, Roger Q. Farmer, Ed P. Maggard, N. C. Goodman and Dr. W. T. Shell.

The funeral from the porch is on account of the prevailing influenza.

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Anthony Starling Presley
Feb 12, 1847 - Sep 17, 1918

OLD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY.

Remains Will Be Interred Here Tomorrow.

Anthony S. Presley, for many years a highly esteemed citizen of Corsicana, died in Electra yesterday at the home of his son-in-law, Jesse Lincoln, after many months of ill health. The remains will probably reach here tonight and interment will take place in Oakwood Cemetery tomorrow.

Surviving the deceased is his widow and five grown children, Mrs. Jesse Lincoln of Electra; Mrs. W. M. Walton of Yoakum and Jas. O., John and Earle Presley of Corsicana. He was a brother-in-law of Messrs. Gus and Joe Young and Mrs. E. J. Jeffers.

The deceased was a member of the United Presbyterian church and a good man and highly esteemed citizen, and had a host of friends who are pained at the news of his death.

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FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED

Remains of Good Man Laid to Rest in Oakwood

The remains of the late Anthony S. Presley who died in Electra Tuesday night, arrived here last night and the funeral took place this afternoon from the home of his son Earl Presley, 629 North Tenth Street, and was largely attended, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Rev. Charles Oberschmidt officiated and the pall bearers were: Active, M. J. McClure, Jas. Chambliss, W. T. McKey, A. S. Vandiver, John Butler and Morgan Holloway; Honorary, Dr. L. E. Kelton, W. M. Wilson, A. B. Walker, J. M. Blanding, Tom Robinson, E. L. Bell, Judge J. M. Blanding, A. B. M. Walker, B. M. Clopton and J. J. Hall.

The deceased has left his family the rich heritage of an honorable life and his many good traits of character will long be remembered by all who knew him.

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Benjamin George Harris
Jun 17, 1851 - Jan 20, 1918

GOOD CITIZEN PASSES AWAY.

Had Been a Resident Here for Forty Years.

B. G. Harris, a native of New York, but a resident of Texas and Corsicana for more than forty years, died at his home on West Second avenue last night. The deceased was a passenger engineer on the Houston and Texas Central railroad and before quitting railroad work was also with the Santa Fe railroad for some years.

Mr. Harris was a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Sutherland, and the Sutherland store was closed today in respect to his memory. The deceased was a Mason, Odd Fellow and Woodman and a member of the First Presbyterian Church and in all the walks of life a most excellent citizen, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. Surviving the deceased is his widow and three children, two sons, Ben Harris of Dallas and Wilbur Harris of Corsicana, and a daughter Miss Ela Bird Harris, a student of the Denton College of Industrial Arts, and a sister living in Elmira, New York.

The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10:30 from the home of C. B. Sutherland, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt will conduct the services at the house after which the Masons will take charge and conclude the services at the grave.

The following will act as pallbearers: C. McCreary, Walter Burgess, G. E. Mitchell, R. B. Mitchell, W. W. Evans, W. B. Baker, Scott Bagby, Roy Martin.

Will Escort Funeral.

All members of Bertrand du Guesclin Commandery No. 14, K. T., are requested to meet at the Asylum tomorrow morning at 9:30 to act as escort at the funeral of Ben G. Harris. A full attendance is urgently requested.

J. S. MUCHISON, Recorder.

Notice Masons.

You are requested to meet at the Lodge rooms Tuesday morning at 10 o団lock for the purpose of attending the funeral of Brother, B. G. Harris.

R. L. HAMILTON, W. M.

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Mary Elizabeth 釘ettie (Bird) Harris
Jun 18, 1861 - Dec 26, 1944

MRS. BETTY HARRIS DIED IN OREGON; BE BURIED IN CORSICANA

Mrs. Betty Harris died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ralph S. Altmans, in Portland Ore., and the body will be returned here for interment. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Mrs. Harris lived in Corsicana for many years before moving to Oregon to live with her daughter. She was the sister of the late Mrs. Bank Sutherland and Mrs. Roberta Sharp.

Surviving are two sons, Wilbur Harris, McCamey; Ben E. Harris, Strawn; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph S. Altmans, Portland, Ore., and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the arrangements.

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May (McGee) Raezier
Jan 6, 1885 - Oct 19, 1918

Died Saturday Afternoon.

Mrs. May McGee Raezer, wife of Lieut. John J. Raezer, now with the American army in France died Saturday afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Elige McGee, 802 South Seventh street, and the funeral took place from there at 3 p.m. yesterday with interment in Oakwood. The deceased was thirty-three years of age and was reared in Corsicana. Previous to enlistment in the United States army, her husband, Lt. Raezer was a rice planter in Mexico and Cuba, and also in South Texas. Besides her mother the deceased is survived by one sister, Mrs. Walter Salm, and one brother, Lee McGee. She was a granddaughter of Mrs. Alex Kessinger and a niece of Mrs. R. L. Frazier, Mrs. Jas. Langston and of Ed and Charles Kessinger, and a cousin of Fred Allison.

Rev, Chas. Oberschmidt officiated at the funeral and Messrs. Ewen Edens, Walter Hays, Will Herman, Will Rankin, Will Hilliard and Dr. W. M. Harper acted as pall bearers and the funeral was largely attended.

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Mollie (Kessinger) McGee
May 27, 1859 - Feb 27, 1921

Mrs. Lige McGee who has been seriously ill for the past few days in a sanitarium in Wichita Falls is reported to be better today and a marked improvement in her condition is notes.

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Died in Wichita Falls.

Mrs. E. McGee died in Wichita Falls at 9:45 last night after an illness of three weeks. The body will be shipped to Corsicana and the funeral will be held from the residence of Mrs. R. L. Frazier, 605 East Tenth avenue Tuesday afternoon at three o団lock with Rev. M. W. Clark of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church officiating.

The deceased was born in Collinsville, Ill. May 27, 1859 and was 62 years old at the time of her death. For many years the deceased was a resident of Corsicana but had been living in Wichita Falls for the past year. The following survive: Two children, Lee McGee of Corsicana; Mrs. Walter Salm of Wichita Falls; a mother, Mrs. A. L. Kessinger, and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. Eddie Kessinger, Corsicana; Chas. Kessinger, Corsicana; Mrs. Annie Langston, Corsicana; Mrs. R. L. Frazier, Corsicana; Mrs. Kerb R. Perry, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Martin, San Antonio, and brother Frank Kessinger of Arkansas.

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Eva (McGee) Salm
Sep 13, 1886 - Mar 11, 1966

Mrs. Eva Salm Rites Saturday

Mrs. Eva Salm, 79, native of Corsicana, widow of the late Walter Salm, long-time professional baseball player, died in the Evergreen Convalescent Home Friday night.

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert J. Potts, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Ms. Saim formerly resided in Wichita Falls and California before returning to Corsicana in 1954.

Surviving are a number of cousins.

Pallbearers were Charles Price, Bill Honea, Hoyt Moore, June Clark, Bill Brietz and C. C. Weatherl.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 12, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Walter P. Salm married Nov. 16, 1905 died in California 1949; d/o Elijah 鏑ige McGee & Mollie (Kessinger) McGee

Cornelia Ann (Parish/Paris) Millican
Feb 5, 1863 - Oct 18, 1918

DIED IN HOUSTON FRIDAY.

Remains Were Interred Here This Morning.

Mrs. A. L. Millican, aged 56 years, whose home was at 701 South Sixteenth Street, died in the Baptist Sanitarium in Houston Friday night and the remains were brought here Sunday morning and interment took place in Oakwood at 10 o団lock this morning with funeral from the home, Rev. L. C. Howell officiating. The deceased was taken sick at Goose Creek where she and her husband had gone to be with their son, S. L. Millican, who is an oil driller in the Goose Creek field. The deceased is survived by her husband, and these children, S. L. Millican, Mrs. G. S. Lumpkin and Misses Icie Mae and Grace Millican of Corsicana and by J. S. and I. H. Millican, now with the American Army in France.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 21, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Andrew Lockridge Millican; d/o James M. Parris & unk (Ragsdale) Parris per death certificate (children's records show her as Paris and Parish)

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Soldier Brother Heard From.

S. L. Millican had a letter today from his brother, J. H. Millican, now with the army in France. The letter was dated December 24, and the brother had just had the news of the death of their mother, which occurred on October 19, with burial here two days later. The brother was in the last of the fighting, but escaped sound and well.

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Lee McGee
Dec 3, 1890 - Feb 9, 1959

Lee McGee Dies In Amarillo

Lee McGee, 68, native of Corsicana died at a government hospital in Amarillo Monday. He was a oil well driller and pipefitter, and was a veteran of World War 1.

McGee lefet Corsicana 30-odd years ago.

Survivors include, a sister, Mrs. Walter Salm, Amarillo, and other relatives.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana on the Rock Island Lines Wednesday night. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Corley will direct.

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Thursday Rites For Lee McGee

Funeral services for Lee McGee, 68, Corsicana native, who died in a government hospital in Amarillo Monday, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Weldon R. Drake, pastor of the Northside Baptist church.

McGee was an oil well driller and pipefitter and served in World War 1.

The body arrived over the Rock Island Lines Wednesday night.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Walter Salm, Amarillo, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were H. T. Sparks, Lloyd Chambliss, C. H. Allen, Arthur Levi, R. W. Wiggins, Ben Blackmon, Carl Mirus, George Campbell and J. I. Tucker.

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James Monroe Scoggins, Jr.
Feb. 8, 1895 - Oct. 22, 1918

J. M. Scroggins, Jr.

The Grim Reaper has claimed another of the Magnolia Companies employees, James Monroe Scroggins, Jr. after two weeks of severe illness with influenza died at the residence on Mineral Hill last Tuesday afternoon, and was buried on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. B. W. Vining, pastor of the Baptist church officiating.

He was a universal favorite among his fellow workmen; kind and generous in all benevolent causes.

He leaves a young wife and an infant. He was a young man scarcely thirty years of age and will be sorely missed by his associates. Our sympathies go out to his bereaved parents and his brothers, a wife and child.

A FRIEND.

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Died Yesterday Afternoon.

James Scroggins, aged 31 years, died at his home on West Eleventh Avenue yesterday afternoon at five o団lock, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o団lock. The deceased is survived by his wife and one child, and his parents and several brothers and sisters. The deceased was an employe of the refinery, and a member of the Praetorians, Odd Fellows and Woodmen.

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Tabitha Ann 典abbie (Sides) Lancaster
Jan 8, 1880 - Sep 28, 1953

Mrs. Lancaster Dies In Dallas

Mrs. A. B. Lancaster, 73, of Dallas died early Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Canton, Mrs. Lancaster had resided in Dallas the past 10 years.

Surviving are five sons, J. B. Lancaster, Corsicana; G. C. Lancaster, Dallas; H. C. Lancaster, Fort Worth; C. E. Lancaster, Coleman; and J. O. Lancaster, Mart; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sep 28, 1953
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Arthur Bishop Lancaster; d/o Elias Brock Sides & Sarah Elizabeth (Cox) Sides buried Cool Springs Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas

Thomas David 典om Garner
Mar 4, 1879 - Oct 15, 1918

DIED IN WACO YESTERDAY.

Was Reared in Corsicana and Traveled Over the World.

The remains of Tom Garner, who died in Waco yesterday of pneumonia reached here this morning and the funeral took place from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lanty Miller on West Fifth Avenue at 2 o団lock this afternoon. Rev. Chas. E. Wilkins of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church officiating. The last sad rites were largely attended and there were many floral offerings.

The deceased was born and reared in Corsicana and would have been fifty-one years of age on the 4th of March next. Among his schoolmates in childhood he was noted as an athlete and before he was grown he became a cantortionist of world wide fame, having been with noted circuses as one of the leading attractions. He was with the Ringling Bros. for many seasons and with that attraction traveled over Europe, and gave many personal exhibitions at the great hippodrome of London, England. He quit the ring several years ago and engaged in the picture show business here in two or three years, and was in that business in Waco when death came.

Despite the fact that he had traveled so much and had mingled with strangers a great part of his life, he remained a genial nature, and had many warm friends and especially among those who had been his associates and playmates in childhood. Surviving the deceased are his wife and two children, a girl and a boy and these sisters and brothers: Mrs. John Gardner, Junction City; Mrs. Hattie Greenhaw, Kemp, Mrs. Lanty Miller, Corsicana; Joe Garner, Corsicana and a half brother, Conway Younger of Corsicana. The deceased was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, the Knights of Pythias and the Elks.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 17, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Theol (Johnson) Garner 2nd wife Bonnie (unk ) Garner 3rd Marie (Frey) Garner s/o James Monroe Garner (died in Seven Points, Henderson County, Tex. 1871) and Nancy Adaline (Williams) Garner-Younger (step-father William S. Younger) buried in Hamilton Beemon cemetery
  • Oakwood cemetery

Margaret A. 溺aggie (Garner) Miller
Jun 4, 1868 - May 8, 1927

MRS. MAGGIE MILLER PASSED AWAY SUNDAY AT AN EARLY HOUR

SERVICES FOR WELL KNOWN CORSICANA WOMAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Maggie Miller, aged 58 years, 9 months and 5 days, wife of Lanty Miller died at the family residence Sunday morning at 3 o団lock, following an illness of four months, and the funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church Sunday afternoon at 5 o団lock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Calver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Miller is a native Texasn, being born in Henderson county, June 4, 1868, but moving to Navarro county when a small child. She was married to Mr. Miller in 1886.

Surviving are her husband and seven children; Mrs. Dodge C. Hogan, Pharr, Texas; Vaughn Miller, San Angelo; Mrs. Lois Pope, Corsicana; Mrs. Edward P. Zincke, Corsicana; Mrs. Guerdon W. Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. Carl C. Boysden, Pharr; Gene L. Miller, Corsicana, and a number of grandchildren.

Mrs. Miller had been a member of the Methodist church for many years.

Pallbearers were L. J. Woods, L. O. Larrison, G. B. Haley, C. R. Steely, R. P. Bates, L. J. Sheppard, N. L. Benson and George Whytte.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 9, 1927 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Out of town relatives and friends here Sunday for the funeral services of the late Mrs. Lanty Miller were her daughters, Mrs. K. C. Boyson, husband and children and Mrs. D. C. Hogan, husband and children of Pharr; and son Mr. Vaughn Miller and family of San Angelo; Mrs. Hearnwatt and Mrs. Cid Nobles of Ennis and Mrs. Juanita Kent of Waxahachie.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 10, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Lanty Miller d/o James Monroe Garner (died 1871 in Seven Points, Henderson county, Texas) & Nancy Adaline (Williams) Garner-Younger (step-father William S. Younger) buried in Hamilton Beemon cemetery

John Lanty Miller
Jan. 23, 1867 - Jan. 8, 1950

J. Lanty Miller Dies Sunday At Family Residence

J. Lanty Miller, aged 82 years, retired merchant, died suddenly Sunday night at his home, 521 West Third Avenue.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, Miller headed the Miller Paint company here until his retirement. He was the son of John L. Miller, among the earliest pioneers of Corsicana. His mother was a daughter of Rev. Hampton McKinney who founded Corsicana in 1846.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. D. C. Hogan, Pharr, Vaughn Miller, Dallas; Mrs. Dell Thornton, Mathis; Mrs. Lester H. Smith, Trenton, N. J.; Mrs. G. W. Williams, Austin; Mrs. Carl Boysen, Edinburg, and Gene Miller, Brownsville; a sister, Miss Ursula Miller, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Miller has been a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, for a half century.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday morning from the McCammon Funeral Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF will have charge of the rites at the grave and will provide active pallbearers.

Pallbearers will be John C. Hughes, A. G. Elliott, F. C. Paul, W. P. McCammon, Albert Ashmore and L. F. Flynn.

Notice IOOF
All Brothers are urged to meet at the IOOF Hall at 9:30 a. m. Tuesday to attend funeral rites for Bro. J. Lanty Miller.

H. J. Bryant, noble grand
J. I. Ellett, secretary

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 9, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret A. 溺aggie (Garner) Miller; s/o Chief Justice, Judge, Mayor John L. Miller and Mary H. (McKinney) Miller

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J. Lanty Miller Funeral Services Held On Tuesday

Funeral services for John Lanty Miller, 82, life-long Corsicana resident, who died Sunday night at his home, 521 West Third avenue, after only a few minutes illness were held Tuesday morning at 10 o団lock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church. The Odd Fellows had charge of the graveside rites.

Miller had been an Odd Fellow for 50 years. He headed the Miller Paint Company for many years before his retirement.

Surviving are seven children, Mrs. D. C. Hogan, Pharr; Vaughn Miller, Dallas; Mrs. Dell Thornton, Mathis; Mrs. Lester H. Smith, Trenton, N.J.; Mrs. G. W. Williams, Austin; Mrs. Carl Boysen, Edinburg, and Gene Miller, Brownsville; a sister, Miss Ursula Miller, Corsicana; 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, A. G. Elliott, W. S. Bingham, W. P. McCammon, Albert Ashmore and L. F. Flynn.

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Joe Clyde Duncan
Sep 11, 1942 - Dec 16, 2015

Joe Clyde Duncan passed away Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He was born Sept. 11, 1942 in Blooming Grove, Texas to Joe Thurman Duncan and Mavis Maudine Crocker Duncan.

Joe was a graduate of Corsicana High School. He attended Baylor University and graduated from East Texas State in Commerce. Joe served in the U.S. Army. He was a consummate salesman who never met a stranger.  He worked for Austin Hardware in Rowlett, Texas most of his career. Joe retired and worked with his sister Patsy Duncan in their drivers education business, Red Roadster Driving School, in Corsicana. Joe Duncan had a big heart and was very generous with those in need. He cared for his wife Phyllis Duncan in their home until her death on Dec. 12, 2014.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Marie Curry Duncan, sister Patsy Ann Duncan of Corsicana and his parents.

Joe is survived by his daughter Kristina Anne Duncan-Buettner and her husband Brett of Cedar Park; son Joe Philip Duncan and wife Charlotte of Corsicana; grandchildren Mason, Nixie, and Holden Buettner of Cedar Park, Joe Clyde II and Sean Duncan, and Rayanne, Dylan and Kamren Thompson all of Corsicana.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 with his funeral service following at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana with Rev. Joe Mashburn of Faith Lutheran Church of Corsicana officiating. Interment with military honors will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Sean Duncan, Joe Clyde Duncan II, Mason Buettner, Dylan Thompson, James Gassett and Chester Thomas.

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Doris (Lake) Bonner
Sept 21, 1922 - Dec 21, 2015

Mrs. Doris Lake Bonner, 93, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, December 21, 2015 in Corsicana, Texas. She was born on September 21, 1922 in Corsicana to Jasper D. and Allie J. Lake.

She was a member of St. Luke痴 United Methodist Church, Telephone Pioneers of America, and worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 39 years. She loved wild flowers especially Bluebonnets, and loved going riding around looking at them in the spring time each year. She was a very faithful caretaker for her sister, Lois during the final years of her life.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Freddie I. Bonner; parents, J.D. and Allie J. Lake; sisters, Lela Fay Lake, Georgie Macks and Lois Bush; brothers, Paul D. Lake and Jasper Arnett Lake.

She is survived by her nephews, Jim Bush and wife Sandra of Waxahachie, Don Bush and wife Sharon of Forney and Robert Macks of St. Augustine, FL; niece, Pam Macks of St. Augustine, FL, and other relatives.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23,
2015 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Nader officiating.

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Doris Lake Bonner, 93, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 in Corsicana, Texas. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 at Oakwood Cemetery with the Rev. John Nader officiating.

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Lummie Mae Dunn
July 10, 1958 - Dec 15, 2015

Lummie Mae Dunn, 57, of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at Medical City Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, Dec. 24, 2015 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 and 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 at the New Bethel Baptist Church, Kerens. Interment will follow at Elm Flat Cemetery-Powell. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 26, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • d/o Percy Dunn, Sr. & Mattie B. (Lawrence) Dunn

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