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Josephine (Tullos) Roe-Boyd
Nov 6, 1915 - Dec 9, 2015

Josephine Boyd, 100, passed into spiritual life on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at her home in Corsicana.
She was born Nov. 6, 1915 in Frost, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Tullos. She graduated from Corsicana High School and then the University of Texas, where she majored in home economics and received her degree in June of 1938. She was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. On returning to Corsicana, she and J.C. Roe of Corsicana were married on June 27, 1938. She taught briefly at Cook's Kindergarten.
Josephine was an active member of a number of local organizations, including First United Methodist Church, Kinsloe House, LeLivre book club, Soiree dinner club, Thursday and Saturday bridge clubs, and the PTA at Sam Houston School when her children were elementary school students. She loved to travel, making it to all the continents except Antarctica. Playing bridge and socializing with her friends were at the top of the list of her weekly activities. Following her Corsicana Tigers and Texas Longhorns kept her busy every fall. She was in the stadium in Austin two days after her 99th birthday and her picture appeared on the Jumbotron scoreboard with her Horns up.
After the loss of her husband, J.C., in 1990, Josephine married Mitchell Boyd of Corsicana on Jan. 5, 1991. They both loved to play bridge, travel, and spend time with friends and their blended family.
Josephine was preceded in death by her parents, her brother James, her sister Catherine, first husband James Cate Roe, her son Jay Thomas Roe and second husband Mitchell Boyd.
Josephine is survived by her daughter Jerre and husband Ron of Corsicana, daughter Bette and husband Joe Allen of Denton, son George Boyd and wife Cookie of Austin, son Bill Boyd of Arlington, nephew Gary Boyd Roberts of Boston, Mass., 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.
The family wishes to give special thanks to her caregivers, Dorothy Anderson, Terri Anderson, Tammy Jackson, Kathryn Schultz, and Brenda Hart for the loving care they provided for her and us during these last two years.
In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to First United Methodist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, Kinsloe House, Warehouse Living Arts Center, or the charity of your choice.
Visitation will be 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, 2015 at Martin Hall, First United Methodist Church, Corsicana, with public graveside service to follow at 4 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Rev. Bill Boyd and Dr. Steven Bell will officiate.
Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Alvie Lee O'Neal
Nov 12, 1925 - Dec 12, 2015

Alvie Lee O’Neal, 90, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015 after a short illness.
Alvie was born Nov. 12, 1925 in Groesbeck, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. George O’Neal. He graduated from Powell High School in 1943. Soon after high school he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. After the war was over, he returned to Powell and married Betty Jane Austen. They had one son, Alvie Lee O’Neal, Jr. Betty passed away in 1968.
Alvie worked in the automobile business most of his life. He owned the Chevrolet dealership in Kerens during the late 70’s and early 80’s.
He was a kind and loving husband, father, granddaddy, brother, and friend. He will be missed by many. Alvie had been attending the Westhill Church of Christ for a number of years.
Survivors are his wife of 24 years, Jera O’Neal, her daughter, Sharon and husband Philip Crowell, and his son Alvie Lee, Jr. and his wife Melissa, one grandson, Alvie Lee O’Neal III and his wife Elizabeth and their three sons Harrison, Charley, and George, two sisters, Tennie Lou Wilson and Nelda Mae Oliver.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Bobby Armstrong, Larry Boswell, Don Corley, Russ Crawford, Donnie Denbow, Kenneth Foster, Victor Howell, and Phil Pillans. Honorary pallbearers will be Carroll Boswell, Philip Crowell, and Harold Sanches.

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Judy Kay (Dockery) Lyon
Sep 4, 1950 - Dec 7, 2015

Judy K. Lyon, 65 of Waxahachie, passed away Monday, Dec. 7, 2015 at her residence. She was born Sept. 4, 1950 in Corsicana.

Judy retired with Southwestern Bell Telephone. She loved the Lord and never met a stranger. Judy loved her dogs and spending time with her family. She will be missed and never forgotten.

She is survived by her husband, Edwin K. Lyon of Waxahachie; her step son, Eddie Lyon of Waxahachie; her cousins, Linda Selby Hardin of Corsicana and Kimberly Selby of Corsicana; and numerous brothers in law and sisters in law.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd O. Dockery and Earlene Selby Dockery.

A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 at Resthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana with Pastor John Bates officiating.

Wayne Boze Funeral Home

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William Hollis "Willie" Winters
Mar 30, 1930 - Dec 19, 2015

William (Willie) Hollis Winters began his journey in life on March 30, 1930 in Fort Worth. He passed from this life on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015 in Corsicana at the age of 85. He was the second child born to Joe and Hester Winters in Ft. Worth, Texas.

Willie attended school at John T. White in Handley finishing high school in Keller as valedictorian of his class. While growing up he worked on a dairy with his older brother Joe and younger sister Shirley. He established a strong work ethic early in life milking cows before and after school. After high school Willie had several jobs, working for a Humble Oil Co gasoline distributor in Fort Worth, driving a taxi at night and also cleaning office buildings.

He married Connie Jean Tidwell in 1948. His career in the petroleum business began when he took a job for Humble Oil and Refining in Tyler.  He worked in Tyler, Marshall, Mt. Pleasant, Texarkana and back in Tyler. In 1963 the Corsicana gasoline distributorship opened and the family moved to Corsicana to take over the operation located on E. Fifth Ave.  and later on North Highway 75. In 1971 Willie became the first Shell Oil Co Jobber in Corsicana owning and operating the operation until he retired in 2002 with over 50 years of service.

Willie was a splendid man, of great intellect and character. The character of the life he lived was sincere, earnest, loyal, industrious and self-sacrificing. He loved to be with his family, getting together for a great meal and good time. One could not be around Willie without having a good time. Willie was a faithful member of the Westhill Church of Christ for over 50 years. He was a loving husband to his wife Connie and an affectionate father, grandfather and great grandfather, going to great effort to insure his children and grandchildren's success and well-being. Willie combined with his charm, unlimited energy, genial personality and generous instincts, will be sadly missed but always remembered. It was truly a privilege to know him. To all of us he was an ideal. The example he set will long continue to influence and inspire us. He will always be with us.

Willie is survived by his wife of 67 years, Connie: two daughters; Darlene Judson and husband Phil, Ann Jackson and husband Caleb, five grandchildren; Matthew Judson and wife Carie, Jody Judson and wife Lindsey, Jim Jackson, Camille Jackson Baker and husband Silas and Oliver Jackson: six great grandchildren; Charlie and Calame Judson, Dakota and Jocelyn Judson, Leo and Alfie Baker, and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was also survived by a sister Shirley Perry and husband Weldon.

A special thank you goes to his sister-in-law Patsy Reed, husband Charles and son David, his wonderful doctors, nurses, caregivers and Kathi Pruitt.

Visitation with the family is 1 to 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home with funeral services immediately following at 2 p.m. with Mr. Sam Dilbeck officiating. Burial will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Matt Judson, Jody Judson, Jim Jackson, Oliver Jackson, Clay Jackson, Silas Baker, Brian Butler and David Malone.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Billy Rayford Owen
Jan 19, 1949 - Dec 12, 2015

Billy Rayford Owen was born January 19, 1949 in Corsicana, Texas to William Everett Owen and Violet Moore Owen. He went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on December 12, 2015. Billy was a lifelong resident of Corsicana. He was raised at Northside Baptist Church, as the son of a deacon. He had a personal relationship with Jesus that motivated him to serve and give freely to those who were blessed to know him.
He was a faithful, loving husband to his bride of 40 years, Sherry Hardin Owen. Together, God blessed them with three boys. Billy was a dedicated, hard worker who sacrificed for his family. He was an example of a loving husband, father, and Godly witness.
Billy graduated from Corsicana High School in 1967. He attended Navarro College and then later graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1973. He married the love of his life, Sherry in 1975. They served the Lord together at Northside Baptist Church, where he was a faithful deacon, member of the choir, and Sunday school teacher. He had a passion for the Word of God which lead him to join The Gideons International organization. He carried Gideon New Testaments with him to hand out to anyone in need. The promises of God were dear to his heart and his family continues to stand on these promises. Billy loved to study Indian culture and was very knowledgeable of their history. He enjoyed discovering Indian artifacts as an amateur archeologist.
He leaves behind his wife, Sherry; his son, Ben and wife Kendra Owen of Colorado Springs, Colorado; his son Chris and wife Jackie Owen of Fairfield; his son, Michael Owen of Ta Chung, Taiwan; grandchildren Colton, Elijah, Hadassah and Naomi Owen; a host of honored family and friends. He will be joining in glory his parents, sister Mildred Carroll, and brother James Owen. Billy will be missed as truly a one of a kind Husband, Dad, and Paw-Paw.
Visitation with the family will be from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on Monday, December 14, 2015 at Corley Funeral Home. Services will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Corley’s with Dr. David Carroll officiating. Pallbearers will be representatives of the local Gideon Chapter. Memorials may be made to The Gideons International or to the Northside Baptist Church Music Ministry.

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Emma Hudson (Davis) Townsend
May 23, 1852 - Mar 27, 1948
 

OUTSTANDING LOCAL LEADER, MRS. EMMA H. TOWNSEND, DIES

NEARLY CENTURY OF COMMUNITY SERVICE ENDS; RITES MONDAY

Mrs. Emma H. Townsend was buried in Oakwood cemetery Monday morning after almost a century spent in doing good and working for the interest and betterment of those around her and in her community and state.

She died last Saturday night a few days after a hip was fractured in a fall at her home, corner of West Seventh Avenue and South Fifteenth street.

The rites were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday morning at 11 o’clock with the Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time member, in charge.

Native of Georgia.
Born March 28, 1852, in Cartersville, Ga., Mrs. Townsend reached her ninety-sixth birthday last Tuesday, but did not realize attaining this milepost of life as she was in a coma.

Probably no one in Corsicana had led a more active life or is better known than Mrs. Townsend. She came to Waco in 1870 as Miss Emma Davis to become the bride of the late Capt. J. A. Townsend, a school master. Two years later the Townsends moved to Corsicana in 1872 and spent the remainder of their lives as teachers and workers for the better things in the social, educational, religious and civic circles of their adopted city.

Private School.
The young school master was materially aided by his cultured, well-read and abundantly energetic young wife. They established a private school here and ten years later her husband was made principal of Corsicanan’s first independent school. Mrs. Townsend continued her work with the private school.

The clear cut images of Confederate veterans in the War Between the States, along with the vivid reflection of witnessing the solid masses of Union soldiers marching past her home in Georgia and the terrors of Sherman’s march to the sea caused Mrs. Townsend to establish the Corsicana chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

First Kindergarten
Organizing the first kindergarten in Corsicana in 1898, Mrs. Townsend employed child psychology in all her dealings with children and youth when this practice was unheard of in the average school.

Her activities were in the fore-front in the interest of club women of Corsicana. She was always a leader for organized women, working diligently in the drive to secure votes for them and, in her own community, to establish an organized group of women’s clubs. Many credit her with the inspiration for the outstanding clubs in Corsicana today.

Made Lecture Tour
Not confining her teaching and leadership to Corsicana, Mrs. Townsend participated in numerous lecture tours over much of the nation. She lectured at the Monteagle Assembly in New York, in Cleveland, in Chicago, the Ward Seminiary in Nashville, at Bryn Mawr, and before the International Congress in Washington, D. C.

Health and teaching of health was the ideal that overshadowed all her activities.

At the age when most people were reminiscing and being content to take things easy, Mrs. Townsend continued to plan for the future. She had plans for advancing her theories for health and kept abreast of the changing times by reading the current, new and prophetic books, attending the movies, reading plays, etc.

Favorite Poem
Surviving are a son, Wilmot Townsend, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ella Townsend, Wattersboro, S. C.; five grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, Allyn Lang, N. C. Goodman, J. S. Murchison, John Calhoun and Sydney Marks.

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Toledo (Short) Lynch-Bailey
Dec 6, 1915 - Dec 13, 2009

Bailey, Toledo S. Born December 6, 1915 in Frost, Texas and passed away December 13, 2009 in Dallas, Texas. Preceded in death by husband, Earl J. Bailey; parents, Albert and Callie Short; sisters, Janie Compton, Willie Goodman, and Imogene Melton; and brother, Jimmie Short. Loving mother of only son, Jimmie P. Lynch of Dallas, TX. Toledo is also survived by sisters, Mackie Hopkins of Dallas, TX, Johnnie Fay Meadows of Addison, TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Toledo retired from The Federal Reserve Bank. She was a member of The Westminster Presbyterian Church of Dallas and was a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at Restland Funeral Home. Service will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, December 17, 2009 at Restland Wildwood Chapel.

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  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • w/o Earl Bailey; d/o Albert Brown Short & Callie Alma (Hughes) Short [buried at the Frost Cemetery]

Evelyn Fay Roane
Aug 8, 1916 - Jun 19, 2011

Pernitas Point, Texas - Evelyn Fay Roane, age 94, passed away June 19, 2011. She was born August 8, 1916 in Frost, Texas.

She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Jean Roane of Pernitas Point and Norma Gaye Finch of Ben Bolt, Texas; three sons, John Arch Roane of Pernitas Point, Jim Mitchell Roane of Allen, Texas and Tommy Joe Roane of Shephard, Texas; three sisters, Helen Myers of Waco, Texas, Sara Ruth McDonald of LaGrange, Texas and Clara Jane "Clax" DuMontier of Holiday Arkansas; 11 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Friday June 24, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Christine United Methodist Church in Christine, Texas. Interment will follow in the Christine Cemetery.

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Ben A. Jordan, Jr.
Jan 3, 1924 - Feb 25, 2008

Funeral services for Ben A. Jordan Jr., 84, of Bryan are set for 2 p.m. Friday, February 29, 2008, at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with Wayne Carroll officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 27, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Restever Memorial Park Cemetery in Bryan with Masonic rites being conducted by the Brazos Union Masonic Lodge No. 129. He passed away on Monday, February 25, 2008, at Sherwood Health Care in Bryan. Ben was born in Emmett, Texas, and lived in Bryan since 1960. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He retired as a director of the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation and had served for 21 years in the three state regional office consisting of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. He also served as regional director for the six state region of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and New York. After his retirement from the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Ben owned and operated the Ben Jordan Insurance Agency and the Jordan General Insurance Agency for 15 years. He also farmed and ranched in Hill County for more than 40 years. Ben was a member of the Brazos Union Masonic Lodge No. 129, the Scottish Rite Masonic Bodies and the Arabia Shrine of Houston. He was a past president of the Brazos Valley Shrine Club and Past-Master of the Halbert Masonic Lodge No. 641. He and his wife Juanita were longtime members of Central Baptist Church of Bryan and the Good News Sunday school class. He was preceded in death by his wife, Juanita, on September 13, 2007. Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, And'lis and Darin Cromeans of Katy, and two grandsons, Jordan and Jason Cromeans of Katy. Memorials may be made to the Shriner's Children's Hospital-Galveston, 815 Market St., Galveston, TX 77550-2725.

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Albert B. ”Ab” Love
Mar 14, 1884 - Feb 10, 1920

Died in Fort Worth Last Night.

Ab Love, who was reared in the Angus community, and who was a resident there till a few years ago, died in his home in Fort Worth last night, and the remains will be interred in the old Love cemetery near Angus tomorrow afternoon. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Albert Rakestraw and of Mrs. N. W. Smith of the Grape Creek community.

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Willie Marshall (Love) Seay
Aug 23, 1876 - Jul 12, 1952

Mrs. W. M. Seay Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. M. Seay, 75, of Dallas, who died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning were held at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ben T. Welsh, associated pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in the Love cemetery near Angus.

Mrs. Seay was visiting relatives at Angus when she became ill.

Surviving are a son, Tom Slater Seay, Dallas; a grandson, Tom Slater Seay, Jr., Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Jackson, Kilgore, Mrs. N. S. Jackson, Angus, and Mrs. Jacie Brickles, Texarkana; a brother, Johnny Hayes, Fort Worth, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 14, 1952
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel J. “Sam” Seay married Dec 5, 1898 (Divorced) d/o Albert B. Love and Jimmie G. (Blackmon) Love-Hayes

Joe B. Ballew
Apr 25, 1927 - Oct 17, 2015

JOE B. BALLEW

Memorial service for Joe B. Ballew, U.S. Army (Ret.), 88, of Cleburne will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at First United Methodist Church of Cleburne. The Rev. George Sutton will officiate. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Friday, prior to the service.

Joe B. Ballew passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Cleburne. He was born April 25, 1927, in Cleburne to Jesse Carlisle and Mable Ruth Hagle Ballew. He married Martha Kimbell on Nov. 21, 1973, in Fort Worth.

Mr. Ballew served in both the United States Navy and the Army for 22 years. He then worked as a fraud and forgery investigator for Bank of America until retiring. He was a member of First United Methodist Church of Cleburne.

Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Martha Ballew of Cleburne; daughters, Sheri Bartay of Watauga and Jeri Boswell of Atlanta, Texas; stepdaughters, Pamela Clark of Ontario, Calif., and Michelle Whitley of Albuquerque, N.M.; sister, Joyce Gilbreath of Kerrville; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; one niece; and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Wayne Jones.

Memorials may be made to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, P.O. Box 199300, Dallas, TX 775219-9842; American Heart Association, 2630 W. Freeway, Suite 250, Fort Worth, TX 76102; or The Submarine Veterans

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  • Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams
  • s/o Jessie Carlyle Ballew [bur at Prairie Grove Cem., Emmett, Navarro Co., TX

Hester Ruth (Speed) Bowers
Jun 24, 1926 - Feb 12, 2015

Pending

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  • Published by Minton/Chatwell Funeral Directors - Feb 15, 2015

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SURPRISE, Ariz. — Hester Ruth Bowers, 88, of Surprise died Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015.

Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Groom Cemetery in Groom, Texas. Memorial services will follow at 2 p.m. in Conway Community Church in Panhandle, Texas, with Mr. Gaylon Stamps of Panhandle officiating. Arrangements are by Minton-Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.

Ms. Bowers was born June 24, 1926, in Corsicana, Texas, to Jesse Covington Speed and Nellie Miller Speed. She was a surgical nurse at Pampa Highland General Hospital and Sun City Hospital in Arizona.

Survivors include a son, Justin Bowers of Surprise; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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  • Published in Amarillo Globe-News, Feb 19, 2015
  • b. 1926 in Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX; d. 2015 in Surprise, Maricopa Co., AZ
     

Minnie (Awalt) Speed
Sep 26, 1868 - May 11, 1936

MRS. MINNIE SPEED BURIED FREESTONE COUNTY MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie A. Speed, aged 64 years, who died at the home of her son, Jess Speed, Exall Heights addition, Monday morning at 3 o'clock, were held at the Steward's Mill church in Freestone county Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock with interment in the Steward's Mill cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. Mrs. Speed had resided in Navarro county for the past 50 years.

Surviving are her husband, E. A. Speed, Corsicana; two sons, Jesa Speed, Corsicana, and Jim Speed, Los Angeles; one daughter, Mrs. Ethel Edmondson, San Angelo; several grandchildren, a brother, Henry Await, Steward's Mill, and four sisters, Mrs. Sybil Lamb, Wortham; Mrs. Mattie Bass, Steward's Mill; Mrs. Bell McAdams, Steward's Mill and Mrs. Laura McLeod, Phoenix, Ariz. The funeral arrangements were directed by the Corley Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Dave Wiley, Tommie Blissette, Elbert Beasley, Bob Mills, porter Holloway and E. W. O'Daniel.

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  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light Tuesday, May 12, 1936 - Page 8
  • d/o Jesse C. Awalt & Susan Aluny (Awalt) Awalt

Mildred Marie (Woodward) Mueller
Jun 6, 1931 - Jan 6, 2016

Mildred Mueller, 84, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. She was born on June 6, 1931 in Stamford, to Ruben Woodward and Josie Day Woodward. She was a long-time member of Calvary Worship Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Mueller.

She is survived by her son David Mueller and wife Janene of Corsicana, daughter, Sharon Franks of Kilgore and sister, Linda Dalliston of Stamford. She is also survived by five grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9,
2016 at Calvary Worship Center with Dr. Gary Johnson and Bro. Michael Bedard officiating. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tommy Botello, Ricky Burton, David Martin, Carlen Stanton, Andy Darby and Josh Daniel.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Calvary Worship Center Youth Department Guatemala Mission Trip. The family would like to thank Dr. Kent Rogers and Heritage Oaks staff for the wonderful care they gave.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Mary Alice "Punk" (Sheppard) Jenkins
Nov 9, 1935 - Jan 4, 2016
 

Mary Alice Jenkins, 80, of Dawson passed away Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at Trisun Care Center. She was born Nov. 9, 1935 in Renner, to Wylie Absalon [sic] Sheppard and Jennie Robinson Sheppard. She was a member of Blooming Grove First Baptist Church.

She is preceded in death by her husband, W.A. (Dub) Jenkins on July 30, 2007; parents Wylie Absalom and Jennie Robinson Sheppard; brothers, J.W.
Sheppard, Don Sheppard, Clay Sheppard and Delmar (Frog) Sheppard; sisters, Velmar (Missie) Magures, Nova Dee Jenkins and Dora Lee Sheppard.

She is survived by her three children, Terry Fulton of Dawson, Sheila Mikula of Dawson and Jackie Richardson of Streetman; sister-in-law, Peggy Blair; brother and sister-in-law, H.L. and Linda Jenkins; four grandchildren, Bonnie Mikula of College Station, Hannah Pratt and Elie of Streetman, Ainsley Richardson of Streetman and Josey Richardson of Streetman; one great-grandchild, Raeleigh Pratt and a number of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Blooming Grove with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Elie Pratt, Billy Steele, Larry Green, Bryan Jenkins, Ronnie Sheppard and Victor Walther.
Honorary Pallbearer will be Danny Jenkins.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Madelyn Agnes (Homa) Glasgow
abt 1930 - Jan 1, 2016

Madelyn Glasgow, 85, of Austin, formerly of Corsicana, died tragically in a head-on collision near Spicewood on New Year's Day, 2016.

She was born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, but moved to Corsicana, Texas when she married James L. Glasgow in 1949. They were the owners of James Glasgow Exxon station until his death in 1964. She was widowed at
34 and raised three young daughters. She was very active at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and James L. Collins Catholic School where her girls attended school. She worked for many years as the executive director of Camp Fire Girls in Corsicana, including running Camp Wanica each summer.

In 1988 she moved to Austin and has lived with her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Dale Baker, ever since. She worked at Sears in Austin and was a hard-working, loyal employee until her retirement in 2013 at age 83. She always treasured her years at Sears and the wonderful friends she met there. She continued to meet some of her co-workers for lunch once a month until her death. She loved dancing and her wonderful group of friends at the South Austin Senior Citizen's Center, playing cards and dominoes, but mostly being with her family.  She was fortunate to have all of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren in the Austin area.

She is survived by Mary Ann and Dale Baker, Susan Beets, and Tricia and Steve Dickerson, all of Austin; eight grandchildren: Jeff (Kristin) Baker, James (Ashley) Baker, Jennifer Jackson, Stephen (Amanda) Dickerson, Stacey (Brent) Lamonds, Thomas Dickerson, Caron (Keith) Burris, Tim (Leah) Beets; 19 great-grandchildren: Sadie and Alexa Baker, Dallen, Grayson, and Everly Baker, Clay, Chrys, Kaycee, and Caleb Jackson, Kyli and Kailyn Dickerson, Khristyon Musick, Aaron Walters, Marcus Lamonds, Courtney, Emma, and Maddie Burris, Sam and Charlie Beets. She is also survived by sisters Joyce Dorsey, Elizabeth Bass, and many nieces and nephews who she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lorraine Pinder, her in-laws James Thomas and Iva Rena Glasgow, and her husband James Glasgow.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 at Harrell Funeral Home, 4435 Frontier Trail, Austin, with the Rosary at 7 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 2015 at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, 4800 Convict Hill Road, with Father Pat Coakley officiating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating. There will be a short visitation at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home from 11 to 12 p.m. before the service at the cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Leukemia Society, American Heart Association, or Susan G. Komen.

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Willie Wilson "Bill" Huff
Aug 04, 1930 - May 28, 2013

Huff, Willie "Bill" Wilson Seagoville-Willie "Bill" Wilson Huff, 82, died May 28, 2013, at Presbyterian hospital of Kaufman. He was born August 04, 1930, in Kerens, son of King and Lena Kimbrough Huff. Bill graduated from Crozier Tech, Class of 1949. He was a salesman/entreprenuer, and in his latter years he was an independent produce broker, supplying Waffle House restaurants. Bill was a faithful member of Newman Park Christian Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by one son, Mark. Brothers, Gene, Tommy, and Edgar. Survived by daughter Teresa "Teri" and son-in-law Dennis Earl, sons Kevin and Kenny Huff, sisters Margie Huff Minor and Linda Huff Womack, 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial will be June 27th, 1:30pm at Newman Park Christian Center.

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  • The Dallas Morning News

Kenneth R. Keith, Sr.
abt 1932 - Jan 25, 2016

Kenneth R. Keith, Sr., 83 of Corsicana passed away Monday, January 25,
2016 at the Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village. Funeral services are
11 a.m. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at the Greater Love Outreach Fellowship Church with Supt. Joseph Collier, officiating. Interment will follow at the Chatfield Cemetery. Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Fletcher (Meacham) Thorp
Apr 23, 1846 - Jan 3, 1946

PIONEER RESIDENT CHATFIELD PASSES AWAY EARLY TODAY

FUNERAL RITES SLATED FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. J. P. THORP

Mrs. J. P. Thorp, aged 99 years, eight months and 11 days, died at her home in Chatfield early Thursday morning.

A native of North Carolina, Mrs. Thorp came to Chatfield 73 years ago and had made her home there since that time.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. R. H. Whitherspoon, Chatfield; two sons, J. L. Thorp, Dallas, and Wm. P. Thorp, Chatfield; 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Thorp was married in 1872. She had been a member of the Methodist church most of her life.

Funeral services will be held from the church at Chatfield Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in the cemetery at Chatfield. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Leslie Seymour of Ennis.

Pallbearers will be F. P. Hodge, W. F. Montfort, R. F. Kenner, Earl Easterling, W. L. Roberts, J. J. Kelt, H. M. McMullan and J. E. Mizell.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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CHATFIELD PIONEER’S FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD FRIDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. P. Thorp, aged 99 years, who died at her home in Chatfield early Thursday, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Chatfield church with burial in the Chatfield cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Leslie Seymour of Ennis.

A native of North Carolina, Mrs. Thorp had resided at Chatfield 73 years. She had been a long-time member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. R. H. Witherspoon, Chatfield; two sons, J. L. Thorp, Dallas and Wm. P. Thorp, Chatfield; 10 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were F. P. Hodge, W. F. Montfort, R. F. Kenner, Earl Easterling, W. L. Roberts, J. J. Kelt, H. M. McMullan and J. E. Mizell.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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IN MEMORIAM.

Mary Fletcher Meachum, daughter of Gideon Winfree Meachum and Eleanor Fletcher Smith was born in Anson county, North Carolina, Apr. 23, 1846. Her family moved to Texas and left her with an uncle to complete her education. She was graduated from Greensboro Female College, Greensboro, North Carolina, in 1853. At the close of the Civil War in 1865, she came to Texas and joined her family at Plantersville, Grimes county. The trip to Texas was made in a hack with four cousins named Smith. Among them was the late James L. Smith of Mexia, and the late Mrs. Sanford Gibbs of Huntsville.

She taught school with her brother, W. W. Meachum, in Anderson, Grimes county, for some time, later taught music in Mr. J. K. Markey’s private school in Plantersville. On Dec. r, 1872, she was married to Mr. Joseph P. Thorp, and came to Chatfield to the home where she passed away Jan. 3, 1946. To this union were born six children, three sons and three daughters, Eleanor Fletcher Thorp married P. T. Montfort, died in early life, Mrs. R. H. Witherspoon of Chatfield, J. L. Thorp of Dallas, W. P. Thorp, Chatfield, Miss Judith Thorp who died in Chatfield in 1938.

Paul M., who died in Dallas in 1839, grandchildren are P. T. Montfort, Bryan, Texas; Mrs. Roland Hudnall, Mary Witherspoon and Mary Josephine Thorp, Chatfield; Mrs. A. E. Traxler, St. Louis; J. L. Thorp, Jr., Alice, Texas; Mrs. Ralph Smothers.

W. M. Thorp and Paul M. Thorp, Jr., Dallas, and Mrs. S. A. Miles, Houston. Great grand children, Mary Laia and Robert Miles, Houston, and Mary Jane Thorp, Dallas.

A life long member of the Methodist church and of the Chatfield church for 73 years, she was a teacher in the Sunday school for more than forty years.

Soon after going to Chatfield she taught school with Capt. Tom Harris, and Mr. B. F. Marchbanks in the Chatfield public school. Later she taught music and school in her own home for her own children and the children of her friends.

She was always deeply interested in everything which concerned the good of her community.

She was modest and retiring in her manner. She was a true Southern woman of the old school.

She retained her faculties in a remarkable degree, took a great interest in state and national affairs until just a few years ago.

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Ella Lottie (Clowers) Warfield
May 10, 1872 - Jan 6, 1917

Died at Tupelo.

Mrs. J. R. Warfield of Tupelo died this morning at 2 o’clock and her remains will be laid to rest in Chatfield, the funeral to be at 10 o’clock Sunday morning. The deceased was a much beloved woman in the western section of the county and leaves many friends and relatives to mourn her death. She leaves a husband and several children.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 6, 1917 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Died Near Rice.

Mrs. J. E. Warfield, aged 46 years, died at the family home near Rice at 2 o’clock this morning and the remains were interred at Chatfield this afternoon. The husband and several children survive her.

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In Memory.

Death came to our community again and claimed Mrs. Ella Warfield who had been a sufferer for some time.

Everything that could be, was done to restore her health.

She had been a member of the Methodist church here for a number of years, having lived in this (Tupelo) community a long time. We all loved Mrs. Warfield as friend and neighbor, for she was always ready to help in time of need forgetting self in her eagerness to help in any good cause for the community, and waiting on the sick.

She was a member of class No. One in Sunday school and attended when she was able. Her testimony during her last days of illness rang clear with true faith and victory in the Cross of Christ.

Besides a devoted husband she left seven sons and one daughter, other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

In the last hours she called all present to her bed, talked to them, asking them to meet her in heaven and not to grieve for her as she would be better off.

Funeral services were conducted at the home by her pastor, Brother Kimbrow and her body was laid to rest in the
Chatfield Cemetery.

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John A. Green
Sep 18, 1870 - Dec 23, 1917

RICE NEWS.

(From the Rustler.)
John Green, aged 50 years, died at the home of his sister, Mrs. Jim Brackin, in Fort Worth December 23, and was buried at Chatfield cemetery Monday, December 24. Deceased had been ill for several months with tuberculosis, and was a brother of Henry and Rush Green of this place.

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David Thomas "Tom" McMullan
Feb 6, 1848 - Jun 12, 1918

DIED AT TUPELO TUESDAY

Remains of Good Citizen Are Interred At Chatfield.

D. T. McMullan, aged seventy years and for many years a good citizen of Navarro county, died at his home in the Tupelo Community Tuesday night of cancer after years of patient suffering, and the remains were interred at Chatfield yesterday afternoon at five o’clock. The widow and eight grown children survive him, one of these is Mrs. Allen Douglas of Corsicana. The deceased was a brother of Capt. R. M. McMullan of Chatfield. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Pat Leach, and the funeral was largely attended.

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In Memoriam.

In loving memory of Mr. D. T. McMyllan.

In the still hours of the early morning of June 12, 1918, the Angel of Death, in mercy, snapped the slender cord of Life and released from its tenement of clay the noble soul of D/ T. McMullan, and bore it to the Beautiful Beyond; where three pairs of baby arms stretched out in welcome.

At 5 p.m. a large crowd of sorrowing and sympathizing friends and relatives followed his remains to the church at Tupelo, where it rested amidst a wreath of beautiful flowers while Br. Kimbro spoke in eloquent terms of the life and character of one whose best friends are those who have known him longest. He was then laid to rest in the cemetery at Chatfield. For nearly two years he had borne such suffering as few mortals ever know with patience and fortitude and with a submission benign.

If loving, devoted, tender care could have stayed the Still Reaper he would be with us yet, but no, and we bow in grief to the Master’s will. He was born in Macon County, Georgia, February 6, 1848. On October 16, 1872, he was married to Miss Lizzie Hervey at Chatfield. So a long life has been spent in our community. His clear judgment, sense of justice to all, honesty of purpose and integrity have had its influence on all who knew him. He will be missed.

His wife and eight children, all grown, are left to mourn their loss. Let us follow his principles and so live that we may all be reunited where there will be “no more good-byes.”

WILLEY.

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Minnie (Warren) Gatlin
Mar 2, 1876 - Jul 31, 1961

Mrs. Gatlin Dies Monday

Mrs. Minnie W. Gatlin, 85, native of Corsicana, 406 West Second avenue, retired teacher, died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10:30 a. m. with burial in the Chatfield cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a long-time and active member.

Mrs. Gatlin had taught 42 years, most of which were in Corsicana.

Surviving are the following cousins: Misses Lois and Jean Lovett and Mrs. W. R. Holsey, all of Corsicana; Mrs. C. E. Swope, Clarksdale, Miss.; Misses Lottie and Lucy Warren, Union Church, Miss.; Miss Mary Norwood, Clinton, La., and Mrs. Edith Ware, Brookhaven, Miss.

Pallbearers will be John H. Montfort, Persons Hodge, Joe B. Fortson, Robert W. Miles, Paul M. Thorp and J. K. Bradley.

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Mary Virginia (McMullen) Gatlin
Nov 16, 1849 - Jan 18, 1921

Died.

The public school at Tupelo was closed today out of respect to Mrs. Gatlin, an aged and highly respected lady who died there late yesterday afternoon, and was buried this afternoon at two o’clock at Chatfield, Mrs. Gatlin had been ill for some time at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucien Lockhart, where she died. Besides this daughter, Mrs. Gatlin is survived by three sons, one of whom is Prof. Dave Gatlin, who taught school up to a short time ago at Roane. Another son resides at Temple, and a third in Arizona.

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Daniel Wayne Steele
Nov 16, 1930 - Nov 3, 2015

Daniel Wayne Steele, 84, of Corsicana went to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 in Corsicana. He was born on Nov. 16, 1930 to Eddie and Alma Steele the last of four sons.

He was a veteran, having proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked for Western Auto as their TV repairman, and had retired from Tom’s Foods. He was a diehard Cowboy’s fan, and enjoyed going fishing. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #174.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Fannie Mae “Sue” Steele; his parents and three brothers.

He is survived by his wife, Sue Steele and her children Cheryl Bailey, Garland Bailey and wife Lisa and Claudia Thomas of Cedar Creek; his children, daughters, Kathryn Ramm and husband Gale and Cheri Byerley of Corsicana; son, Robert Steele of Hawaii; granddaughter, Tamra Rich and husband John and great-granddaughter, Olivia Ann of Arlington, Virginia; his only sister-in-law, Gwen Steele of Retreat.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6,
2015 at Corley Funeral Home.

Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174, 201 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 7, 2015
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Fannie Mae "Sue" (Marean) Steele & Sue Steele; s/o Robert Edward "Eddie" Steele & Alma (Hand) Steele

Bessie (Hair) Little
May 4, 1891 - Oct 16, 1918

Died at Pleasant Grove

Mrs. Bessie Little, aged twenty-seven years, wife of Walter Little, died in the Pleasant Grove community last night of pneumonia and the remains were interred this afternoon at three o’clock at the Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased was a most estimable young woman and was highly esteemed by all who knew her. Up to the time of the fatal illness the deceased was the picture of robust health and her death was a shock to her family and friends.

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Alice L. (Crisp) Teague
Mar 5, 1872 - Feb 7, 1918

Died in San Antonio

Mrs. A. B. Teague, wife of a former resident of this county, but who now lives in Oklahoma, died in a San Antonio sanitarium Saturday where she had been an inmate for several years, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Feb 11, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Abner Mathias “Abbie” Teague married Dec. 29, 1889; d/o Pierce Whitley Crisp & Sarah Ophelia (Gray) Crisp

INFANT SON Martin
Dec 11, 1917 - Feb 5, 1918

Infant Boy Died

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Martin, living at the corner of West Eleventh Avenue died last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Derrill Howard
Jan 7, 1919 - Feb 24, 1919

Died in the Retreat Community.

Derrill, the 6 weeks old son of W. J. Howard of the Retreat community, died last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon by the side of those of its mother who was buried a few weeks ago.

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Mable (Norwood) Howard
Nov 6, 1897 - Jan 14, 1919

Died Near Here This Morning.

Mrs. Will Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Norwood of the Pickett community died this morning. The deceased is survived by her husband and two children, one an infant only a few days old, her parents and a number of other relatives in the county. Interment will be in the Hamilton cemetery tomorrow.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Jan 14, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William J. “Will” Howard; d/o Samuel Alexander “Sam” Norwood & Virtrue Elizabeth “Verdie” (Wilson) Norwood

Cecil Loyd Martin
May 4, 1916 - Apr 2, 1919

Lost Their Little Son

Cecil Martin, 3-year-old son of D. J. Martin, died at the P. and S. hospital this morning and the remains will be interred in the Hamilton cemetery tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, the funeral to take place from 817 South Eighteen and a Half street.

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Thomas Harvey Tackett
Jun 22, 1921 - Jun 13, 1952

Veteran Dies In Temple Hospital

Thomas Harvey Tackett, 30, World War II veteran, died Friday in the McCloskey Veterans Hospital at Temple.

Funeral services are planned at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of god church, assisted by Rev. F. E. Fluker, Baptist minister. The American Legion will have charge of graveside rites and will provide pallbearers.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tackett; two brothers, Archie Lee Tackett and Garland Odell Tackett, all of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Opal Vanderpool, Dublin.

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Funeral Sunday For T. H. Tackett

Funeral services for Thomas Harvey Tackett, 30, World War II veteran, who died in the McCloskey Veterans’ Hospital at Temple Friday were held at 4 p.m. Sunday from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. G. L. Johnson, pastor of the Assembly of God church, assisted by Rev. F. E. Fluker, Baptist minister. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, had charge of graveside rites and provided pallbearers.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Tackett; two brothers, Archie Lee Tackett and Garland Odell Tackett, both of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Opal Vanderpool, Dublin.

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Mary Bertha (Rogers) Talley
Aug. 27, 1894 - Jun. 11, 1971

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Bertha Talley, 78, of Corsicana will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Griffin Funeral Chapel. Rev. David Hale will officiate with burial in the Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Talley died Friday Morning. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Roane.

Survivors include two sons, T. A. Talley of Roane and James A. Talley of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. Ralph Richards and Mrs. Sam C. Washam, both of Corsicana; Mrs. N. N. Bailey and Mrs. C. R. McCauley, both of Amarillo and one daughter of California; four brothers, Dave Rodgers and Elber Rodgers of Lubbock; Eldridge Rodgers of Lancaster, Lloyd Rodgers of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Mae Redford of Kerens; 15 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be the grandsons.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 11, 1971
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Earnest L. Talley d/o Thomas E. Rogers buried in White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. and Alice “Allie” (Petty) Rogers buried in Prairie Point cemetery, Kerens, Texas

Earnest L. Talley
Feb 19, 1887 - Aug 13, 1960

Talley Rites Held Monday

E. L. Talley, 73, retired farmer, formerly of Navarro county, died Saturday at Clovis, N. M., where he has resided the past five years.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Truitt Kuenstler, pastor of the Roane Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Clovis, N. M.’ two sons, T. A. Talley, Roane, and J. A. Talley, Denison; six daughters, Mrs. C. l. Hutson, Palestine; Mrs. S. C. Washam, Corsicana; Mrs. C. R. McCauley and Mrs. N. N. Bailey, both of Amarillo; Mrs. J. H. Shivers, Corsicana, and Mrs. Willie Herson, Roswell, N. M.; 18 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a brother, Roy Talley, San Pablo, Colo.; a sister, Mrs. Lela Mays, Kerens, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Lloyd Rogers, J. R. Henderson, Thomas Bancroft, Chestine Frazier and L.loyd Knott.

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Thomas Lloyd Tankersley
Aug 2, 1889 - Nov 23, 1972

T. L. Tankersley

Funeral services were at 10:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for T. L. Tankersley, 83, who died at his residence Thursday. Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated, and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, a son, and three grandsons.

Pallbearers were members of the Masonic Lodge No. 174.

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Martha Foncene (Truelove) Tanner
Apr 13, 1922 - Oct 3, 1962

Mrs. Tanner Of Carrollton Expires Here

Mrs. Martha Foncene Tanner, 40, of Carrolton, native of Dresden, died Wednesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Rev. Sam Cluck, pastor First Baptist church, Hubbard.

Surviving are her husband, Doyle Tanner; Carrollton; a son, Doyle A. Tanner, Dallas; two daughters, Miss Shella Tanner, Carrollton, and Mrs. Neva Jean Eitel, Dallas; parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Truelove, Hubbard; a brother, T. W. Truelove, Dawson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Kenneth, Dwayne and Charles Seaboat, Elwyn, Stevey and Jerry Robinson.

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Elijah L. “Lige” Tarver
Dec 3, 1876 - Jul 10, 1956

E. L. Tarver Dies Tuesday Morning

E. L. (Lige) Taraver, 79, painter, was found dead at his residence, 104 South Thirtieth street, Tuesday morning.

Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes following an investigation. The coroner said Tarver was sitting in a chair on the porch. A city bus driver had seen him sitting in the chair and notified neighbors who summoned the coroner.

Judge Hayes said apparently Tarver was stricken during the night and walked out on the porch, sat down in the chair and died of a heart attack. He lived alone.

Tarver was a brother of the late W. A. Tarver, prominent attorney and county and state official.

Surviving are a brother, J. H. Tarver, Dallas, a sister, Mrs. Geneva Botts, Harlingen, and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Tarver was a long-time and active member of the First Methodist Church.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at noon Tuesday but are tentatively set at 2 p.m. Wednesday.

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Wednesday Rites For E. L. Tarver

Funeral services for E. L. (Lige) Tarver, 79, who was found dead at his home, 104 South Thirty-first street Tuesday morning, were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 2 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Kenneth Dickson, associate pastor of the First Methodist church of which Tarver was a long-time member. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Walter Hayes, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes following an investigation.

The coroner reported that Tarver was sitting in a chair on the porch of his residence and was seen by a city bus driver who reported to neighbors and then the coroner was summoned. He apparently became ill and he went to the porch where he was found.

Surviving are a brother, J. H. Tarver, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Geneva Botts, Harlingen, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ben F. Blackmon, Percy D. Blackburn, Charles C. McQuiston, A. L. Howeth, Joe Moore and T. A. Farmer.

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Esther Mae (Woods) Tarver
Dec 23, 1886 - Apr 21, 1955

Mrs. W. A. Tarver Services Monday

Funeral services for Mrs. Esther Tarver, 68, former Corsicana resident, will be held from the McCammon Chapel, Monday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Tarver died in Hopewell, Va., Thursday night.

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin Woods, pioneer residents of Corsicana, Mrs. Tarver was the widow of the late W. A. Tarver, prominent attorney and Methodist leader, who at one time was a chairman of the Texas Insurance commission and served four years as Navarro county attorney. Before being appointed to the insurance commission, he was a member of the law firm of Davis, Jester and Tarver.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George D. Jonte, Orange; Mrs. R. N. Brownlee, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Rose Miller, Hopewell, Va.; a son, W. A. Tarver, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thorpe Montfort, Bryan, and other relatives.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Sunday.

Pallbearers will be W. B. Tatum, N. Suttle Roberts, Joe K. Wells, George Daniels, C. C. Weatherford, H. T. Braselton and John Harris Montfort.

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Monday Services For Mrs. Tarver

Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Tarver, 68, native of Corsicana, who died at Hopewell, Va. Thursday night, were held Monday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Tarver was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Baldwin Woods, Corsicana pioneers, and was the widow of the late W. A. Tarver, prominent attorney and Methodist layman.

Tarver was county attorney here four years, was a prominent leader in the Democratic party and served several years as chairman of the State Insurance commission. He formerly was a member of the law form here of Davis, Jester and Tarver.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. George D. Jonte, Orange; Mrs. R. N. Brownlee, Corpus Christi and Mrs. Ross Miller, Hopewell, Va.; a son, W. A. Tarver, Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Thorpe Montfort, Bryan, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. B. Tatum, N. Suttle Roberts, Joe K. Wells, George Daniels, C. C. Weatherford, H. T. Braselton and John Harris Montfort.

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James Eugene Tarver
Jan 9, 1898 - Sep 1, 1959

J. E. Tarver Dies In Waco Monday

James Eugene Tarver, native Corsicanan, but longtime Waco resident, died Monday in Waco. He was a graduate of Texas A. and M. College.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in Waco at the Wilkinson-Hatch Funeral Chapel followed by graveside rites at 3:45 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery here.

The former Corsicanan had been connected for many years with the city engineering department of Waco.

He is survived by his father, J. H. Tarver of Corsicana and other relatives.

McCammon directs local arrangements.

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Services Here For J. E. Tarver

Funeral services for James Eugene Tarver, 68, of Waco, who died in a Temple hospital Tuesday, were held at 2 p.m. in Waco Wednesday from the Wilkerson and Hatch chapel. Rev. Gilbert Ferrell officiated.

Graveside rites will be held at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 3 :15 p.m.

A native of Hazelburst, Miss., Tarver had resided in Waco 26 years. He was an employe of the Waco city engineering department.

Surviving are his wife, a Waco High School mathematics teacher; father, J. H. Tarver, Corsicana; and other relatives.

McCammon directs local arrangements.

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James H. Tarver
Aug 6, 1871 - Aug 3, 1960

James H. Tarver Dies Wednesday

James H. Tarver, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the Twilight Home Wednesday afternoon.

He was a member of the First Methodist church and formerly taught the Brotherhood Bible Class.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Geneva Tarver Botts, Harlingen, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

He was a brother of the late W. A. (Bill) Tarver and Lige Tarver of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements at McCammon Funeral Home are pending the arrival of the sister.

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James H. Tarver Rites Friday

Funeral services for James H. Tarver, 88, who died at Twilight Home Wednesday afternoon, will be held at 5 p.m.. Friday at Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Tarver was a long-time member. He taught the Brotherhood Bible Class for a number of years.

Tarver was a brother of the late W. A. (Bill) and Lige Tarver of Corsicana.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Geneva Botts, Harlingen, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

McCammon directed.

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Friday Rites For J. H. Tarver

Funeral services for James H. Tarver, 88, who died Wednesday afternoon at the Twilight Home were held Friday at 5 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Floyd E. Johnson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which he was a long-time member.

Tarver formerly taught the Brotherhood Bible class.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Geneva Tarver Botts, Harlingen, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were T. A. Farmer, T. L. Carlisle, L. I. Griffin, W. P. McCammon, W. A. McPherson and Guy Sitton.

McCammon directed.

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Julia Elizabeth (Muse) Tarver
Nov 12, 1845 - Jan 26, 1924

MRS. JULIA TARVER DIED TODAY; FUNERAL SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Another mother in Israel, a pure and noble Christian has gone to her reward, and besides those near and dear to her by the ties of blood, hundreds of friends who loved her for her many noble attributes and pure Christian womanhood are left to mourn her departure.

Mrs. Julia Elizabeth Tarver, widow of the late William Allen Tarver, passed away this morning at 6:15 at the home of her son-in-law, B. I. Tarbutton, 416 South Twentieth street, and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 from the First Methodist church, , with Revs. C. A. Bickley, D. A. Chisholm and Alonzo Monk of Corsicana, and A. E. Carraway of Rice and Gid Bryan of Mart officiating.

The deceased came to Corsicana from Mississippi in 1900, and with the exception of some time spent with a daughter in Harlingen, had made Corsicana her home since then.

Surviving her are these children: J. H. Tarver and E. L. Tarver, Dallas; Mrs. B. I. Tarbutton and W. A. Tarver of Corsicana and Mrs. Sam Botts of Harlingen. There are also a number of grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

The deceased was 78 years old and was highly cultured and refined lady, being a daughter of the old South. She was born in Louisiana and was the daughter of James H. Muse, member of the bar of that state.

She was married in 1867, her husband dying 20 years later.

The body will be at the home of her son W. A. Tarver at 627 West Fourth avenue from late this afternoon until services tomorrow.

All of the children with the exception of Mrs. Sam Botts, who arrived today, were present at the time of her death.

The following are the active pallbearers: J. L. Halbert, A. A. Allison, T. J. Walton, W. H. Dechard, R. P. McEntire and W. M. Huggins.

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Julia E. Tarver took place this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and was largely attended. The last sad rites were conducted by Revs. A. C. Bickley, Alonzo Monk, D. A. Chisholm of Corsicana, A. E. Carraway of Rice and Gid Bryan of Mart. The choir of the First Methodist Church furnished beautiful funeral numbers and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Mable (Campbell) Tarver
Sep 14, 1874 - May 24, 1944

MRS. J. H. TARVER BE BURIED HERE ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. J. H. Tarver died Thursday morning in Dallas and the body will be brought here for interment. Services will be held at Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk.

A former resident of Corsicana , she was well known here.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, Eugene, Tarver, Waco; Troy H. Tarver, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Wyatt Fuller, Dallas; two brothers, Eugene and Jackson Campbell, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Wiley Burdine, Edgar Metcalf, Harry Clowe, Dr. O. L. Smith, T. J. Walton, Ed McCarver, Kelly McKeown, A. E. Foster and W. P. McCammon.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the local arrangements.

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Margaret D. (Ferrell) Tarver
Sep 9, 1896 - Jun 8, 1974

Mrs. Tarver

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Margaret Tarver, 77, resident of Dallas, who died Saturday in Dallas.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m. at the Rhoton-Weiland-Merritt Funeral Chapel in Carrolton.

Rev. Eugene Gordon will officiate. Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a retired school teacher, and had taught in the Waco School District for 39 years.

She was preceded in death by her husband J. E. Tarver in 1962.

Survivors include three brothers, Hugh Ferrell of Farmers Branch, George Ferrell, Lake Dallas, and D. H. Ferrell of Port Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.

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Thomas Kirk Tarver
Nov 9, 1868 - Feb 11, 1920

Died.

Mr. T. K. Tarver died last night at Mrs. Bagby’s rooming house, whre he had had apartments for some time. He had been in bad health for several years and a few years ago went with his wife and three children to California. In 1917 he returned here, his family remaining in California. His health being partially restored after his return he was making Corsicana his temporary home when, as a result of an attack of influenza a few days ago, his weakened physical condition was such that death followed. Besides his immediate family he is survived by his mother, three brothers and two sisters, as follows: J. H. Tarver of Dallas, E. L. Tarver of Wichita Falls, and Hon. W. A. Tarver of Corsicana; Mrs. B. I. Tarbutton of Corsicana and Mrs. Sam Botts of Harlingen.

He was fifty-one years of age and was a member of the First Methodist church from which he will be buried tomorrow at 3 o’clock.

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Funeral Was Largely Attended

The remains of the late T. K. Tarver, who died Wednesday night, were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon after funeral services at the First Methodist Church conducted by Revs. C. H. Booth, A. D. Porter and M. W. Clark. The last sad rites were impressively conducted and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The following were pall bearers; Active, W. J. Seelig, F. T. Whitehill, E. C. Sears, J. T. Newsom, Roy Canady and T. J. Walton. Honorary, Dr. E. H. Newton, S. W. Burdine, J. E. Blair, C. W. Morris, W. M. Huggins, E. E. Sheehey, Morgan Holloway, S. H. King, J. M. Henry, J. H. Woods, L. E. McCormick, W. W. Gage, Wiley Smith, Dr. Opie Wills, J. L. Weiler, Jerre Robinson, B. H. Woods and Judge L. B. Cobb.

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Benjamin Ira Tarbutton
Feb 22, 1874 - Oct 15, 1950

B. I. Tarbutton Dies On Sunday; Rites Pending

B. I. Tarbutton, 76, native of Mississippi, died at his home, 416 South Twentieth street, Sunday night.

He came to Corsicana in 1900 and was employed by the Garitty and Mills oil company until his retirement in 1943.

Tarbutton was a long-time member of the First Methodist Church and Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Surviving are three sons, A. M. Tarbutton, Baytown; A. J. Tarbutton, McAllen, and Ira Tarbutton, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Crabb, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Janie Tarbutton, Baytown, and Allen Tarbutton, McAllen; three brothers, Charlie Tarbutton, Laurel, Miss.; Ed and Sam Tarbutton, both of Wesson, Miss.; four sisters, Miss Cora Tarbutton and Mrs. Carrie McBride, both of Wesson, Miss.; Mrs. Ada Westbrook, Summett, Miss., and Mrs. Ollie Bailey, Jackson, Miss.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were incomplete Monday afternoon pending arrival of relatives. For further information call Griffin Funeral Home.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. A. Chisholm, Methodist district superintendent, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Pallbearers will be Dr. E. H. Newton, Rufus Pevehouse, Lloyd Carraway, G. H. Ferrell, S. J. Miles, Sr.; Elmer Keel, E. A. Brannon, Frank Onstott, J. I. Ellett and C. M. Gillespie.

Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 16, 1950
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Norwood “Lizzie” (Tarver) Tarbutton; s/o Andrew Jackson Tarbutton & Cleopatra (Pearson) Tarbutton

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B. I. Tarabutton Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for B.I. Tarbutton, 76, retired, who died at his home, 416 South Twentieth street Sunday night, will be held from Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. D. A. Chisholm, Corsicana Methodist superintendent, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Tarbutton was a long-time member, Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, will be in charge of the services at the grave in Oakwood cemetery.

Native of Mississippi, he was employed by the Garitty and Mills oil firm for 43 years prior to his retirement in 1943.

Surviving are three sons, A. M. Tarbutton, Baytown; A. J. Tarbutton, McAllen, and Ira Tarbutton, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Crabb, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Janie Tarbutton, Baytown, and Allen Tarbutton, McAllen; three brothers, Charlie Tarbutton, Laurel, Miss.; Ed and Sam Tarbutto, both of Wesson, Miss.; four sisters, Miss Cora Tarbutton and Mrs. Carrie McBride, both of Wesson, Miss.; Mrs. Ada Westbrook, Summit, Miss., and Mrs. Ollie Bailey, Jackson, Miss.

Pallbearers will be Dr. E. H. Newton, Rufus Pevehouse, Lloyd Carraway, G. H. Ferrell, S. J. Miles, Sr.; Elmer Keel, E. A. Brannon, Frank Onstott, J. I. Ellett and C. M. Gillespie.

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Tarbutton Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for B. I. Tarbutton, 76, who died Sunday night, were held from the Griffin Funeral Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Dr. D. A. Chisholm, Corsicana Methodist District Superintendent, and Dr. Chet C. Henson, pastor of the First Methodist church. The Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF, had charge of the graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery.

Tarbutton was employed 43 years by the Garitty and Mills oil interests here.

Surviving are three sons, A. M. Tarbutton, Baytown; A. J. Tarbutton, McAllen, and Ira Tarbutton, Long Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Crabb, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Janie Tarbutton, Baytown, and Allen Tarbutton, McAllen; three brothers and four sisters, all residents of Mississippi.

Pallbearers were Dr. E. H. Newton, Rufus Pevehouse, Lloyd Carraway, G. H. Ferrell, S. J. Miles, Sr.; Elmer Keel, E. A. Brannon, Frank Onstott, J. I. Ellett and C. M. Gillespie.

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Charles Arthur Tarbutton
Sep 23, 1901 - Dec 10, 1949

Houston Resident Funeral Services Here On Tuesday

Charles Arthur Tarbutton, aged 48 years, died in Houston, Saturday.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Houston; father, B. I. Tarbutton, 416 South Twentieth street, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Geneva Crabb, Corsicana, three brothers, A. M. Tarbutton, Baytown; A. J. Tarbutton, McAllen, and Ira M. Tarbutton, Long Beach, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Mahlon Hammett, Frank Garner, Elmer Keel, Frank Onstott, Marshall Weems and W. N. Millican.

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Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Houston Resident

Funeral services for Charles Arthur Tarbutton, aged 48 years, who died in Houston Saturday, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Houston, father, B. I. Tarbutton, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Geneva Crabb, Corsicana; three brothers, A. M. Tarbutton, Baytown; A. J. Tarbutton, McAllen, and Ira M. Tarbutton, Long Beach, Calif.

Pallbearers will be Mahlon Hammett, Frank Garner, Elmer Keel, Frank Onstott, Marshall Weems and W. N. Millican.

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Elizabeth Ellen (Williams) Morris-Carson-Tarkington
Oct 4, 1853 - Oct 1, 1919

Card Of Thanks.

We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for their acts of kindness shown us in our recent bereavement in the loss of our dear mother, Mary Ellen Tarkington. We only hope in Ellen Tarkington. We only hope such hour of sorrow which may befall any of you that God’s richest grace may be your comforter.

Mr. and Mrs. N. D. Green and family.
Mr. Tom Carson and family.
Mr. J. R. Morris and family.
Mr. Roy Tarkington and family.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Mayo and family.

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Funeral Took Place Today.

The remains of the late Mrs. Ellen Tarkington, who died in Beaumont Wednesday, were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30, the funeral taking place from the home of her son Roy Tarkington, South Fifteenth Street. Rev. L. C. Howell officiated and A. H. Birdwell, Julius Nixon, John Higginbotham, Was Ashcraft, a. D. Chancey and J. T. Ford acted as pallbearers. A large number of friends attended and there were many floral offerings.

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In Memory of Sister Ellen Tarkington.

On October 1st, 1919, the spirit of Sister Tarkington took flight and returned to God, who gave it.

Sister Tarkington was born September 29, 1853. She professed a hope in Christ at the early age of 16 years and joined the Second Baptist Church of Corsicana, Texas, in 1915, and was a faithful member until her death. But while she regretted leaving those so near to her heart in life, she was not afraid to meet death, because her hope in her Savior was bright and joyous.

She leaves three sons and three daughters, and several grandchildren and relatives, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. We are taught in God’s word that precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His Saints, and that all things work together for good to them that love God. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Weep not, dear sorrowing ones, but rejoice in the resurrection when we all shall be united with Jesus, our blessed Redeemer, who was the first fruits in the resurrection of them that sleep.

Written by
COMMITTEE.

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Frances Cleo (McLeod) Posey-Tate
Jan 20, 1894 - Nov 2, 1946

RITES HELD MONDAY MORNING FOR FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Mrs. Cleo Tate, aged 52 years, who died in Magnolia, Ark., Saturday morning were held Monday morning at 11 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Tate formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, Otis Tate, Magnolia; a son, Carl Posey, Oklahoma City, Okla.; a daughter, Elizabeth Witcher, Sedalia, Mo.; a grandson, two granddaughters, a sister, Mrs. Will Trull, Corsicana; two brothers, Howard McLeod, Dallas; Perry McLeod, several nieces and nephews, and two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Euna Mondall, El Paso, and Mrs. Roy Justice, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Ed Dresser, Chas. R. Loomis, Alma Lockler, Roy Justice, Bill Galloway and C. O. Curington.

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Clifford Abe Tatum
May 3, 1886 - Mar 13, 1946

CLIFFORD TATUM IS FATALLY STRICKEN WHILE DRIVING CAR

FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS INCOMPLETE; LIFE-LONG CORSICANA RESIDENT

Clifford Tatum, aged 59 years, 720 West Third avenue, life-long Corsicana resident and hardware merchant, died in the Navarro Clinic shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday following a stroke earlier in the morning.

Tatum was stricken, it was reported, shortly after 8 o’clock Wednesday morning while en route to his place of business, and the pick-up truck collided with a parked car near YMCA. No one was injured. Both vehicles were damaged, it was slated.

Funeral arrangements have not been made pending word from relatives.

Tatum had been connected with the W. M. Tatum Hardware company for many years. He was born May 2, 1886 in Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; one son, Capt. Billy Burgess Tatum, U. S. Army in Europe, believed by relatives to be en route home at the present time; mother, Mrs. W. M. Tatum, a sister, Miss Ethelmae Tatum; two brothers, Liston Tatum and Ralph Tatum, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

A brother, Liston Tatum, is en route from Washington and could not be immediately reached.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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CLIFFORD TATUM FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Clifford Tatum, aged 59 years, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning, following a stroke earlier in the day, will be held from the family residence, 729 West Third avenue, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Corsicana, Tatum had been connected with the W. M. Tatum Hardware Company for many years. He was en route to his place of business Wednesday morning in a pick-up truck at the time he was stricken. The pick-up collided with a parked car at the curb near the YMCA. Both vehicles were damaged. No one was hurt.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Billy Burgess Tatum, U. S. Army, believed en route home from Europe; mother, Mrs. W. M. Tatum; a sister, Miss Ethelmae Tatum; two brothers, Liston and Ralph Tatum, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be R. D. Fleming, E. Y. Cunningham, Jack Cunningham, Curry Butler, J. W. Bays, J. P. Stubbs, Max Tatum and Ed M. Polk, Jr.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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CLIFFORD TATUM FUNERAL HELD ON FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Clifford Tatum, 59, long-time hardware merchant, who died Wednesday morning following a stroke, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, 729 West Third avenue. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk pastor of the First Methodist church. He was a life-long resident of Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Capt. Billy Burgess Tatum, U. S. Army, en route home from Europe; mother, Mrs. W. M. Tatum; a sister, Miss Ethelmae Tatum,; two brothers, Liston and Ralph Tatum, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. D. Fleming, E. Y. Cunningham, Jack Cunningham, Curry Butler, J. W. Bays, J. P. Stubbs, Max Tatum and Ed M. Polk, Jr.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Ethel Mae Tatum
Jan 5, 1895 - Oct 11, 1955

Funeral Services For Miss Tatum Set Wednesday

Miss Ethel Mae Tatum, life-long resident of Corsicana, died at the family home, 729 West Third avenue, early Tuesday morning following a several months’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Methodist church, of which she was a member, Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor.

Miss Tatum was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Tatum, pioneer Corsicana residents. She attended Belcourt Seminary, Washington, D. C., and Kidd-Key at Sherman.

She served for years as superintendent of the Young Peoples Department of the First Methodist church Sunday school. For more than 20 years Miss Tatum was the chairman of the volunteer services of the Navarro County Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Surviving are two brothers, G. L. Tatum and Ralph Tatum, both of Corsicana; four nephews, Billy Tatum, Ralph Tatum, Jr., and John C. Tatum, all of Corsicana and G. L. Tatum, Jr., Washington, D. C.; a niece, Mrs. Pete Andrews, Stamford; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Clifford Tatum, Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Billy Tatum, Ralph Tatum, Jr.; John Tatum, Jack Cunningham, E. Y. Cunningham, Dr. Miles Hastings, Waxahachie, and Pete Andrews, Stamford.

Corley will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For Miss Tatum

Funeral services for Miss Ethel Mae Tatum, life-long Corsicana resident, were held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Methodist church of which she was a member. The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Tatum died at the family home, 729 West Third Avenue, early Tuesday following a several months’ illness.

The daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Tatum, Corsicana pioneers, Miss Tatum was educated in the Corsicana Schools, Belcourt Seminary, Washington, D. C., and Kidd-Key at Sherman.

Miss Tatum served more than 20 years as chairman of the volunteer service of the Navarro County Chapter of the American Red Cross and was superintendent of the Young People’s department of the First Methodist church Sunday School for many years.

Surviving are two brothers, G. L. Tatum and Ralph Tatum, both of Corsicana; four nephews, Billy Tatum, Ralph Tatum, Jr., and John Tatum, all of Corsicana, and G. L. Tatum, Jr., Washington, D. C.; a niece, Mrs. Pete Andrews, Stamford; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Clifford Tatum, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Billy Tatum, Ralph Tatum, Jr.; John Tatum, Jack Cunningham, E. Y. Cunningham, Dr. Miles Hastings, Waxahachie and Pete Andrews, Stamford.

Corley directed.

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Frances Lee “Fannie” Tatum
1860 - Mar 25, 1945

RITES TUESDAY FOR MISS FANNIE TATUM, NATIVE CORSICANA

Miss Fannie Tatum, last surviving child of the late Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Tatum, pioneer Corsicana residents, died Monday afternoon. Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Miss Tatum was a native of Corsicana.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are several nieces and nephews.

Corley Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Nera Kathrine (Burgess) Tatum
Dec 19, 1882 - May 2, 1970

Mrs. Tatum Dies Saturday

Mrs. C. A. (Neva) Tatum, 82, native and livelong Corsicana resident, died Saturday night after an extended illness. She resided at 729 W. 3rd Ave.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home with Dr. H. Lively Brown, pastor of First Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by one son, William B. (Billy) Tatum, and a grandson Bob Tatum, both of Corsicana.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, May 3, 1970 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Tatum Rites

Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. C. A. (Neva) Tatum, 82, lifelong resident who died Saturday night after an extended illness. Dr. H. Lively Brown officiated. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by a son, W. B. “Billy” Tatum and grandson, Bob Tatum, of Corsicana.

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Ralph Tatum, Sr.
Oct 26, 1890 - Jun 3, 1958

Ralph Tatum, 67, Expires Tuesday; Rites Thursday

Ralph Tatum, 67, life-long Corsicana resident, prominent hardware merchant, died in the Navarro Clinic Tuesday afternoon following a six-week illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which Tatum was a life-long member and a steward. He also was a Mason.

Tatum was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Tatum of Corsicana and was born October 26, 1890.

He had been in the hardware business here since 1907.

Surviving are his wife and a son, Ralph Tatum, Jr., both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ben F. Blackmon, C. R. Terry, Jack Cunningham, Ed M. Polk, Jr.; John C. Tatum, W. G. Morris, Louis R. Stephenson, W. M. Clarkson, 111; J. N. Garitty, R. D. Fleming, E. W. Robinson, W. E. McKinney, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Dr. R. N. Holloway, W. A. McPherson, R. E. Tatum, E. Y. Cunningham and Claude Carson.

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Daisy Jewel (Sweatmon) Taylor
May 24, 1888 - Oct 13, 1925

MRS. WILL TAYLOR DIED TODAY AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON FROM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Taylor, 27 years old, wife of Will M. Taylor, who died at her home 626 South Sixteenth street, at 12:45 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, will be held at the First Baptist church at 3:30 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the church will officiate.

The deacons of the church will be pallbearers.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by her husband, Will M. Taylor, four sons, Marion, Robert, Will M. Jr., Wilson; one daughter, Jewel; three brothers, Travis Sweatmon, who is in the United States Navy; Forest and Jasper Sweatmon, of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Lucie Mae Simpson, San Angelo and Miss Dorothy Sweatmon, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. TAYLOR AT FIRST BAPTIST TODAY

REMAINS OF MRS. JEWEL TAYLOR LAID AT REST IN OAKWOOD THIS P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jewel Taylor, aged 27 years, who died at her home, 626 South Sixteenth street, early Tuesday afternoon, were held this afternoon at 3:20 o’clock at the First Baptist church, Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the church, conducted the services.

The deceased is survived by her husband, Will M. Taylor, four sons, Marion, Robert, Will M. Jr., and Wilson; and one daughter, Jewel.

The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery.

Following are the active pallbearers: J. A. Millerman, H. McCandless, Joe Jefferson, Hood Cheney, W. J. Cheney and C. C. Roberts.

The honorary pall-bearers include C. H. DeLafosse, J. H. Millerman, S. J. Millerman, Byron Cheney, George F. Miller, B. K. Duncan, A. G. Smith, O. E. Stone, John C. Calhoun, J. F. Taylor, Jim B. Robinson, R. E. Beard, Jessie Howell, Dr. J. A. Jones, Sam Butler, W. H. Penland, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Forest Sweatman, Jack Sweatman, J. J. Newton, Gene White, T. A. Swearingen, Andrew Steele, Sprueill Cook, M. B. Autrey, Owen Cheney, Preston Welch.

Mrs. Taylor has been in ill health for some time, but had borne her sufferings patiently and with a fortitude that was remarkable in one of her years. She was a devoted Christian woman and her love for her husband, her children and her home was her guiding star in life. The profound sympathy of a large circle of friends go out to the heartbroken husband and little children in their great loss.

A great profusion of beautiful flowers sent by friends and relatives attested in a slight degree to the love and esteem in which this good woman was held by those who knew her best, and had had occasion to mingle with her in life.

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Mary Etta (Conant) Taylor
Oct 28, 1886 - Apr 29, 1971

Taylor

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. Etta Taylor, 84, with the Rev. Kenneth Haley, pastor of the First Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. She died early Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Her survivors include a foster son, granddaughter, four brothers and several nieces and nephews.

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Hubert Wilson Taylor
Jul 1, 1918 - Sep 26, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY MORNING FOR HUBERT W. TAYLOR

LITTLE BOY HAD BEEN SERIOUSLY ILL IN HOSPITAL FIVE WEEKS

Funeral services for Hubert Wilson Taylor, eight-year-old son of Wm. M. Taylor, who died Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at the Navarro County Hospital following a five weeks’ illness after a series of operations, were held Monday morning at 1o o’clock from the residence of his father, 625 South Sixteenth street.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Jess R. Howell, J. S. Millerman, H. R. McCandless, Tom R. Womack, Hood Cheney, J. J. Newton.

Deceased is survived by his father, three brothers, and one sister, his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Taylor and numerous other relatives. He was stricken with an attack of appendicitis five weeks ago and taken to the Navarro County Hospital and operated upon. His condition was most serious from the first and two other operations were finally found necessary. He was unable to rally from the operations and the effects of the disease and after making a fight that excited the admiration and respect of physicians and nurses at the hospital he finally succumbed Sunday morning after five weeks of illness, during which time he suffered severely but without complaining.

Through all these weeks of illness his little playmates and schoolmates have constantly inquired about his condition and hoped for encouraging news from his bedside. The little boy’s mother passed away less than a year ago and the little fellow was the especial pet of the household; and his death has cast a pall of sadness over his home and over the hearts of his little friends who loved him so dearly for his many manly and commendable traits of character that made him a favorite with all, and a canopy of beautiful flowers covered the grave of the little fellow when he was laid to rest in Oakwood.

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Mary Ella (Poole) Taylor
Jul 1, 1866 - Aug 22, 1938

MRS. J. F. TAYLOR DIED AT EARLY HOUR MONDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD 5 P.M. MONDAY FROM FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Mrs. J. F. Taylor, aged 72 years, died at her home, 1445 West Second avenue, Monday morning at 12:35 o’clock, after a week’s illness.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, of which she had been a long-time member. Rev. J. M. P. Morrow of Jacksonville will assist in the funeral rites.

Mrs. Taylor was preceded in death by her husband, July 20, this year.

Surviving are a son, Will M. Taylor, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. M. B. Autry, Corsicana; Mrs. Mabel Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. T. A. Sweeney, Bryan, and Mrs. Sue Cook, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Dunlap, Millican, and Mrs. Amelia McKinney, Lubbock; a brother, Robert Poole, Millican, and other relatives.

Mrs. Taylor was a native of Mississippi, but came to Texas when two years of age. She had resided in Corsicana for the past 35 years.

Pallbearers will be J. W. Jefferson, Hood Cheney, Dr. T. O. Willis, Russell Purifoy, J. S. Millerman, C. A. Middleton, Guy Love and Lawrence McGill.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON MRS. J. F. TAYLOR

Funeral services for Mrs. J. F. Taylor, aged 72 years, who died early Monday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Interment was mad in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. M. P. Morrow of Jacksonville.

Mrs. Taylor was a native of Mississippi, but came to Texas when two years of age and had resided in Corsicana for 35 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, July 20, this year.

Surviving are a son, Will M. Taylor Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. M. B. Autry, Corsicana; Mrs. Mabel Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. T. A. Sweeney, Bryan, and Mrs. Sue Cook, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Dunlap, Millican, and Mrs. Amelia McKinney, Lubbock; a brother, Robert Poole, Millican, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. W. Jefferson, Hood Cheney, Dr. T. O. Willis, Russell Purifoy, J. S. Millerman, C. A. Middleton, Guy Love and Lawrence McGill.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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James Francis Taylor
Jul 23, 1864 - Jul 20, 1938

J. F. TAYLOR DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT; BURIAL ON FRIDAY

HAD BEEN BUSINESS LEADER OF CITY FOR THE PAST THIRTY-FIVE YEARS

J. F. Taylor, aged 74 years, died at his home, 1445 West Second avenue, Wednesday night He was a member of the firm of—J. F. Taylor and company and had been one of the business leaders here for the past 35 years.

Surviving are his wife, one son, Will M. Taylor, Corsicana, four daughters, Mrs. M. B. Autrey, Corsicana; Mrs. Mabel Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. T. A. Sweeney, Bryan, and Mrs. Sue Cook, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Allen, Dallas, and Mrs. G. G. Adams, Thornton.

Mr. Taylor had been a long time member of the First Baptist Church and had served as a deacon in that congregation for years.

Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Interment will be made in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. M. P. Morrow of Jacksonville.

Pallbearers will be Joe Jefferson, Hood Cheney, Dr. Opie Willis, Russell Purifoy, Sam Millerman, C. A. Middleton, Guy Love and Lawrence McGill.

Southerland - McCammon Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. F. TAYLOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for J. F. Taylor, 74 years of age, who died at his home, 1445 West Second avenue, Wednesday night, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Baptist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. J. M. P. Morrow of Jacksonville.

Mr. Taylor had been engaged in the harness and leather business here for the past 35 years.

He was a long-time member of the First Baptist church and had served on the board of deacons for many years.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Will M. Taylor, Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. M. B. Autrey, Corsicana; Mrs. Mabel Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. T. A. Sweeney, Bryan, and Mrs. Sue Cook, Corsicana; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Ella Allen, Dallas and Mrs. G. G. Adams, Thornton.

Pallbearers were Joe Jefferson, Hood Cheney, Dr. Opie Willis, Russell Purifoy, Sam Millerman, C. A. Middleton, Guy Love and Lawrence McGill.

Southerland - McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Out-of-Town Friends And Relatives Here For Taylor Funeral

Among the host of sorrowing relatives and friends that attended the funeral services held Friday afternoon for the late J. F. Taylor, who passed away so quietly and gently Wednesday night at his home, 1445 West Second avenue were the following from out of town; His daughter, Mrs. T. A. Sweeney and husband of Bryan, and their pastor, the Rev. W. J. Andrew; his sister, Mrs. Ella Allen of Dallas and the following Dallas relatives and friends; Asa Allen, Taylor Robinson, Gene Taylor, Robert Taylor, and Mrs. Elbert Williams, Rucker and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Frederick; Mrs. Taylor’s sisters, Mrs. Amelia McKinney, Lubbock; Mrs. Bob Dunlap, Millican; W. M. Taylor, Jr., Fort Worth, a nephew; Rev. and Mrs. J. M. P Morrow, and Mr. and Mrs. Donald Marr, Jacksonville; Rev. Cagle, Frost; Lawrence McGill, Austin; Mrs. Fannie Schepps, Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. Dale Owen, Kerens; and Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Tillman, Jr., Blooming Grove.

Owing to the death of Mr. Taylor’s sister’s husband, Mr. G. C. Adams at Thornton, whose funeral was held at the same hour, Mrs. Adams and a number of relatives, were unable to attend her brother’s funeral.

The deceased would have been 74 years of age today, Saturday, July 23, and he and his good wife would have been married 52 years this fall, had he survived.

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Margie Elizabeth (Kennemur) Taylor
Jun 13, 1886 - Mar 9, 1976

Mrs. Taylor

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. Haden C. Taylor, 89, resident of Dallas who died Tuesday in Dallas.

Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

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Michael Lee Taylor
May 19, 1949 - Sep 20, 1960

Michael Taylor Dies Tuesday

Michael Taylor, 11, died Tuesday in the John Sealy hospital at Galveston. He had been there only a short time.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete at press time at Griffin Funeral Home.

Survivors include the parents, Mr. And Mrs. A. A. Taylor, Sr., two sisters, Shirley and Glenda, and four brothers, Leslie, Paul, Lloyd and A. A. Taylor, Jr., all of Corsicana.

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Michael Taylor Rites Thursday

Final rites for Michael Lee Taylor, 11, will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin Chapel with Elder J. G. Evans, minister of the Church by Christ Jesus of Dallas, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Taylor, son of Elder and Mrs. A. A. Taylor, Corsicana, died in the John Sealy hospital at Galveston after an extended illness.

Survivors other than the parents, are three sisters, Mrs. Lavonne Dennis, San Antonio, Mrs. Shirley Derden and Darlene Taylor, both of Corsicana; four brothers, Arnold A. Taylor, Jr., Dallas, Leslie Taylor, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., Paul and Lloyd Taylor both of Corsicana, two nephews, one niece and grandmother, Mrs. A. A. Taylor, Dawson.

Pallbearers will be W. A. Stough, M. C. Owen, Vernon Tackett, Clyde Stubbs, Otis Dunagan and James Davis.

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Nannie Paulina (Puryear) Taylor
Mar 25, 1878 - Apr 26, 1958

Mrs. Sam Taylor Dies Saturday

Mrs. Sam J. Taylor, aged 80 years, 803 South Seventeenth street died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning.

A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Taylor resided in Navarro county most of her life and in Corsicana for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, John J. Taylor, Cuba; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Hearne, Dallas; Mrs. Joe B. Chapman, Houston; Mrs. Jim Prescott, Fort Worth, and Mrs. G. A. Walters, Jr., Tyler; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. W. S. Curtis, Corsicana; a brother Royald T. Puryear, Dallas, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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Mrs. Sam Taylor Services Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Sam J. Taylor, 80, who died in Memorial Hospital Saturday morning were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday at 3:30 p.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. D. Ballard, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Kentucky, Mrs. Taylor had resided in Navarro county most of her life.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, John J. Taylor, Cuba; four daughters, Mrs. Edith Hearne, Dallas; Mrs. Joe B. Chapman, Houston; Mrs. Jim Prescott, Fort Worth, and Mrs. G. A. Walters, Jr., Tyler; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. W. S. Curtis, Corsicana; a brother Roland T. Puryear, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Joe Chapman, Jr.; Dale Barkley, Griffin Hardin, Glen Walters, Thomas Curtis and W. S. Curtis.

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Samuel J. “Sam” Taylor
Jan 18, 1877 - Jan 3, 1960

Sam J. Taylor Dies In Tyler

Sam J. Taylor, 82, retired oil field worker, formerly of 803 South Seventeenth street, died Sunday morning in Tyler where he had resided the past two years. He was a native of Lovelady, Texas and resided in Corsicana for many years. He was an Odd Fellow.

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

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of Westminister Presbyterian church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. G. A. Walters, Tyler; Mrs. Joe B. Chapman, Houston; Mrs. J. E. Prescott, Fort Worth, and Mrs. Edith Hearne, Dallas; five grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Buddy Wiggins, John Harper, Tom Duncan, Thomas Curtis, Bob Arnold and Charles Pugh.

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Susan Niklos “Susie” (Pinchback) Taylor
Aug. 25, 1886 - Sep. 7, 1955

Mrs. Jim Taylor Dies Wednesday, Services Friday

Mrs. Jim Taylor, 69, Route 1, Corsicana, died in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. from the First Christian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor.

A native Texan, Mrs. Taylor had resided west of Corsicana for 47 years.

Surviving are her husband, Corsicana, former county commissioner; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Logan, Corsicana; and Mrs. Jack Ducourt, Dallas; two sons, Gideon Taylor, Harlingen, and Jim Taylor, Waco; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Stacy Blackburn, Waco; a brother, Buck Pinchback, Conroe, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Leon Stough, Harry Clowe, J. W. Edens, Jr., Owen Beeman, Lester Patterson, J. H. Roberts and Earl Smalling.

Corley will direct.

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Friday Services For Mrs. Taylor

Funeral services for Mrs. Jim Taylor, 69, Route 1, Corsicana, who died Wednesday in the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic after an extended illness, were held Friday at 10 a.m. from the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor.

Surviving are her husband, former Precinct 1 county commissioner; two daughters, Mrs. Homer Logan, Corsicana, and Mrs. Jack Ducourt, Dallas; two sons, Gideon Taylor, Harlingen, and Jim Taylor, Jr., Waco; seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Stacy Blackburn, Waco; a brother, buck Pinchback, Conroe, and other relatives.


Pallbearers were Leon Stough, Harry Clowe, J. W. Edens, Jr., Owen Beeman, Lester Patterson, J. H. Roberts and Earl Smalling.

Corley directed.

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Thomas January “Jan” Taylor
Feb 15, 1881 - Jan 21, 1960

Friday Rites For Jan Taylor

Funeral services for Jan Taylor 78, who died suddenly Thursday morning in the Home for Aged Masons at Arlington, were scheduled from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 3 p.m.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The Masons will have charge of graveside rites.

Taylor received the Masonic work in the Barry lodge an in 1912 became a charter member of the Eureka lodge when it was instituted. He is believed to be the last surviving charter member.

He became connected with the Corsicana lodges September 15, 1918. He is a former high priest of the Corsicana Chapter No. 41, R.A.M., and served s secretary of Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A.F. and A.M., in 1940, 1941, and 1942.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Lois Thornell and Mrs. Cecil Foster, both of Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Max Thornell, Jim Taylor,Jr.; W. G. Burnett, Jr.; Norman Fleming, Byford Cook, Taylor Smith, Robert Smith, January Smith, Homer Logan, Gideon Taylor and Jack Ducourt. Masons were honorary pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 22, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Never married; s/o Gideon Christian Taylor and Patsy Smith “Pattie” (Haden) Taylor buried in Dresden cemetery

Leah Jane (Garner) Clark
Oct 23, 1919 - Nov 5, 2015

Jane Garner Clark, 96, of Dawson, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015. Funeral Services will be Monday, Nov. 9, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Dawson with Rev. Robert Barnett and Rev. Brad Brittain officiating. Interment will follow in Dawson Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wade Funeral Home in Hubbard.
Jane was born Oct. 23, 1919 in Dawson to A. K. and Mabel Garner. She attended school in Dawson, graduating in 1937, then attended Hillsboro Junior College where she received a teaching certificate.
During World War II, Jane was a teacher in a one room schoolhouse in the small rural community of Pursley. She was a homemaker while her children were young, later returning to teach Special Education in the Dawson Schools for a number of years.
Neil D. Clark, Sr. was finishing his WW II military service as a glider pilot in Europe when he married Jane Garner on Aug. 7, 1945 in Corsicana. They were married just shy of 55 years when he passed away on July 28, 2000. Two children were born to this union.
Jane was a loyal, lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Dawson, in charge of the membership for many years and still active in United Methodist Women. She participated in the Order of the Eastern Star and Study Club in Dawson until they disbanded. Jane was an active, independent lady through her 96th birthday.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.
She is survived by daughter, Carol Clark of Waco; son, Neil D. Clark, Jr. and wife, Susan of Hewitt; granddaughter, Amy Clark Reed and husband Jim Reed of Woodway; great-grandchildren, Lauren and Cole Meade of Woodway; brother, James H. Garner and wife Betty of Crowley; plus three nieces, a nephew, and other family including Sondra McCulloch DeGraffenried and Jill Turner Hall.
Pallbearers are Michael Hall, Tim Sanders, Don Nesmith, James Barron, George Eskew, and Darren Burrow.
Honorary Pallbearers are George Faucett, Jim Meredith, A. J. Renfro, Lum Renfro, Norman Summers, Bill Turner, and Tony Taylor.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Dawson, P.O. Box 415, Dawson, Texas 76639.
Arrangements by Wade Funeral Home, Hubbard.

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William Marion Taylor, Sr.
Jun 14, 1887 - May 12, 1962

Will M. Taylor Final Rites Held Monday

Funeral services for Will M. Taylor, 74, long-time business and church leader of Corsicana, 3003 West Third avenue, were held Monday at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor.

A native of Kosse, he had resided in Corsicana since 1908 when with his father, J. F. Taylor, he formed the J. F. Taylor and Co. concern on North Beaton street, purchasing his grandfather’s interest in the store, well-known dealers in saddles and harness and allied lines, Auto tops and seat covers were added in 1916.

Taylor retired from business, April 1, due to ill health and his son and grandson, Marion and Don Taylor, are the new owners.

Born, June 14, 1887, he became a member of the First Baptist church here in 1902 and became a deacon January 30, 1921. He became a Sunday School teacher December 31. 1924 and in the following year, organized a class for nine year old boys and taught a class until 1960 when ill health necessitated his giving up the class.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, Marion (Jake) Taylor, Corsicana: Robert Taylor, Byan; Vernon Taylor, Arlington, and J. B. Swink, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Joe Hodges, Odessa; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. M. B. Autry and Mrs. M. S. Cook, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Tom Sweeney, Bryan, and relatives.

Pallbearers were Wesley Penney, Marvin Tekell, H. M. Montgomery, George Daniels, Ben Levy, Raymond Cooper, W. E. McKinney, Frank Williams, Leighton Dawson, Lynn Adams, Oscar Burns.

Honorary Pallbearers were the deacons of the First Baptist church.

Corley directed.

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Charles A. Teeple
Jun 1862 - May 26, 1949

C. A. Teeple Dies Here Thursday; Funeral Friday

C. A. Teeple, aged 85 years, died at his home, 619 North Fifteenth street, Thursday evening at 7 o’clock.

Funeral services were held from the First Christian church Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the church, and Rev. John S. Millen, Fort Worth.

A native of Ohio, he was a retired employe of the American Well and Prospecting Company and had resident in Corsicana half a century.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Elmer Rittersbacher, Ed Rittersbacher, Eliot Johnston, Lowell Estes, Albert Fullerton, John Henry Bryant, J. W. Edens, Sr., and Dr. A. B. Horn.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Louie L. Tefteller
Apr 11, 1886 - Feb 18, 1964

Hold Services Miss Tefteller

Funeral services for Miss Louie Tefteller, 2019 Belclaire Circle East, retired saleslady of J. M. Dyer Company, who died at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Tuesday, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Sam B. Hulsey of Dallas, former rector of St. John’s. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. She was a native of Bonham.

Surviving are a niece, Miss Margaret Roderick, Corsicana; two nephews, T. N. McLennan, Dallas, and Robert McLennan, Houston; a grandnephew, Ben B. Robertson, Birmingham, Mich. And other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. M. Dyer, John R. Corley, Ed M. Polk, Andy Andrews, Ralph Brown, George Weinschel, Elmer Butler, Embry S. Ferguson, Truman Bragg and Robert Carson.

Corley directed.

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Emory Houston Tekell
Oct 17, 1873 - Dec 19, 1957

E. H. Tekell, 84. Dies Thursday; Rites Saturday

E. H. Tekell, 84, retired farmer, 1100 North Beaton street, died in the Navarro Clinic Thursday night four hours after suffering a stroke.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. j. F. Adams, minister of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which Tekell had been a long time member.

A native of Alabama, he resided in the Mertens area until 29 years ago when he moved to Corsicana.

Surviving are his wife, to whom he was married more than 63 years, Corsicana; three sons, M. A. Tekell and J. S. Tekell, both of Corsicana, and Rufus R. Tekell, Cleburne; two daughters, Mrs. M. M. Miller, Albany, and Mrs. Lois Kemp, Corsicana; two brothers, Z. C. Tekell, Dallas, and L. B. Tekell, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Henda Taylor and Mrs. Jim Stewart, both of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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Saturday Rites For E. H. Tekell

Funeral services for E. H. Tekell

Funeral services for E. H. Tekell, 84, retired farmer, 1100 North Beaton street, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. F. Adams, Methodist minister, and Rev. M. Howard Knox, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church of which he was a member.

Tekell died in the Navarro Clinic late Thursday night following a few hours’ illness.

A native of Alabama, he resided in the Mertens community many years before moving to Corsicana 29 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, M. A. Tekell and J. S. Tekell, both of Corsicana, and Rufus R. Tekell, Cleburne; two daughters, Mrs. M. M. Miller, Albany, and Mrs. Lois Kemp, Corsicana; two brothers, Z. C. Tekell, Dallas, and L. B. Tekell, Wichita Falls; two sisters, Mrs. Henda Taylor and Mrs. Jim Stewart, both of Corsicana; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Miller Goodman, Lonnie Kemp, Gordon Tekell, Kenneth Tekell, Jack Tekell, Joe Bob Tekell, and Don Tekell, all grandsons.

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Peter Alexander Tekell
B & D Jun. 12, 1946

Rites For Infant Son Mr. and Mrs. Tekell Held

Funeral services for Alexander Peter Tekell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bob Tekell, who died at the Navarro Clinic Wednesday morning at 1:30 o’clock, were held at Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. M. A. Tekell, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. H. Mattson, Big Port, Minn.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Barba Lee Temple
Nov 27, 1936 - Apr 23, 1939

FUNERAL MONDAY FOR LITTLE GIRL WHO DIED SUNDAY

Funeral services for Barba Lee Temple, two-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin C. Temple, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday, were held from the residence of her grandmother, Mrs. Mary Temple, 1040 South Seventeenth street, Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents and three grandparents, Mrs. Temple, Corsicana, and Mr. and Mrs. Harrelson of Beaumont.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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John Temple
Oct 24, 1861 - Jul 15, 1933

FORMER CORSICANAN DIES IN BEAUMONT; BURIAL HERE MONDAY

John Temple, aged 71 years, a resident of Corsicana for many years died at the residence of his son, George W. Temple, in Beaumont, Saturday night at 9:30 o’clock and the funeral was held at Oakwood cemetery here Monday morning at 10 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by J. l. Hines, Church of Christ minister, Mr. Temple had resided in Beaumont for several years.

Surviving are his widow, a son, George W. Temple, Beaumont; a daughter, Miss Violet Temple, Corsicana; and two grandsons, Franklin Temple and George Temple, Jr., both of Beaumont.

Pallbearers were Dr. Trim Houston, M. Sowell, A. C. Nutt, Jake Nutt, J. M. Pugh and John C. Hughes.

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

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Lewis Lamont “Montie” Temple
Apr 12, 1892 - Dec 31, 1972

L. L. Temple

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Lewis L. (Montie) Temple, 80, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at his residence.

Rev. Kenneth Williams of Hubbard and Rev. Bill Grimes of Angus will officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Middletown, Ohio, and was a resident of Corsicana for the past 30 years, a retired foreman of the former Bethlehem Steel Company, and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Hubbard.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, four sons; Rodney Temple of Dallas, L. M. Temple of West Hartford, Conn.; George D. Shepard of La Crescenta, Calif., and John L. Shepard of Bellflower, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Sam James of Hurst and Mrs. Joyce Donaho of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Frank Leathers, Harmon Boyd, Thurman Johnson, Percy Varnell, Tiny McMullan, and C. E. Gatewood.

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L. L. Temple

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lewis L. (Montie) Temple, 80, of Corsicana, who died at his residence.

Rev. Kenneth Williams of Hubbard and Rev. Bill Grimes of Angus will officiate with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, four sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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L. L. Temple

Funeral services were to be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Lewis L. (Montie) Temple, 80, of Corsicana, who died Saturday at his residence.

Rev. Kenneth Williams and Rev. Bill Grimes were to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, four sons, two daughters, 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

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Charles R. Terry
1863 - May 27, 1937

Former Resident Corsicana Died Dallas Thursday

C. R. Terry, aged 73 years, former pioneer business and civic leader of Corsicana for many years, died at his home in Dallas about noon Thursday.

No funeral arrangements had been made early Thursday afternoon. He had been ill for some time.

Mr. Terry was one of the original stockholders of the Corsicana National Bank and was vice-president and director of that institution for many years. He was a member of the grain company, Terry & McAfee, and later C. R. Terry & Son, for many years.

Surviving are a son, C. L. Terry, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Dallas; a step-son, Albert Sidney Johnson, Dallas chairman of the Texas safety commission, and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 27, 1923
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Willie E. (Fluker) Terry married Apr. 7, 1886 2nd wife Emily Endora (Willis) Johnson-Terry buried in Waxahachie, Tx. s/o Charles Richard Terry and Sarah (Lyle) Terry
  • Oakwood Cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. R. TERRY BE HELD HERE FRIDAY

BURIAL WILL BE IN OAKWOOD AFTER 5 O’CLOCK SERVICES

Funeral services for C. R. Terry, aged 74 years, pioneer merchant and banker of Corsicana until his retirement several years ago, who died at his home in Dallas about noon Thursday, are to be held from the First Methodist church here Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Dr. C. R. Wright of Waxahachie.

A native of Mississippi, Mr. Terry came to Navarro county with his family in 1878 and resided west of Corsicana for a time. Later he became a clerk at the Commercial Hotel and organized the firm of Terry & McAfee, grocers, becoming sole owner of the concern in 1889. He entered the grain and feed business in 1897 and continued that firm until a few years ago.

Mr. Terry was one of the original stockholders and vice president of the Corsicana National Bank. In addition to other interests, he owned considerable acreage in the Rio Grande Valley and properties in Dallas.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Williams, Dallas; a son, C. L. Terry, Corsicana; a stepbrother, Travis Holland, Houston; a step-son Albert Sidney Johnson, Dallas, and two grandchildren.

Active pallbearers will be Ben Blackmon, Dr. O L. Smith, Arthur Elliott, Dr. W. T. Shell, Hubert Redden, Tom Ransom, J. N. Garitty, Joe B. Fortson, Ed McCarver, C. L. Jester, Albert Sidney Johnson, Carl Strance, Mike T. Lively, C. W. Redman and J. N. Edens.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Numerous Friends Attend Services For C. R. Terry

Mrs. Harry Williams was accompanied to Corsicana by a host of her Dallas friends for the funeral of her father, Mr. Charlie Terry, held Friday afternoon at the First Methodist church at 5 o’clock, and she was joined by her’s and her late father’s relatives who came to pay their last tribute of respect and love to his memory.

Among the relatives were Mr. Travis Holland and his daughter, Mrs. C. W. Redmond of Houston; Mrs. Harry Pollard, Austin; Mrs. Maurine Pollard and Lionel Moise, Beaumont, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sidney Johnson, Dallas; and Tillman Johnson, Waxahachie.

Among her friends were Mr. and Mrs. Lowe, parents of Rev. Girard Lowe, formerly of this city, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Lively, Mrs. Lois Leftwick, Mrs. Jelko Castellaw, Mr. and Mrs. M. McKenzie, Mrs. Elkins, Mrs. Howell, Mrs. Ashton, Mr. and Mrs. Bass, Mr. and Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Huff and Mr. Tom Ransom of Dallas; and W. D. Gilkerson of Clarksville.

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Clarence Lawson Terry
Nov 25, 1889 - Apr 21, 1964

Hold Services C. L. Terry

Funeral for C. L. Terry was conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the McCammon chapel by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister church.

Terry died at age 74 in his home of 2005 West Seventh avenue Tuesday morning.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, he was a retired Texaco dealer and owned and operated extensive citrus holdings in the Rio Grande valley. He was born in Corsicana November 25, 1889, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Terry, pioneer residents.

Terry was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian church. He was active in the Corsicana Country Club for many years. He was a World War I veteran.

Burial was in the Oakwood cemetery.

Terry is survived by his wife, Mrs. Blanche Galbreath Terry, Corsicana; a son, Dr. Joe Terry, Veterans Administration hospital, Alexandria, La.; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Harry D. Williams, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. L. Dublin, Ben Blackmon, Hubert Redden, Kay Tatum, L. N. Johnston, J. N. Garitty, Hal Johnson, John Taylor, Buddy Goins and Ben McKie.

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Frankie Jane (Johnson) Lowe-Glass-Terry
Nov 6, 1859 - Jul 21, 1937

MRS. W. C. TERRY, NATIVE OF TEXAS , BURIED THURSDAY

Mrs. W. C. Terry, 77, a native of Texas and resident of Corsicana for the past 17 years, died at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon at the family residence, 1701 West Seventh avenue, and funeral rites were held at the residence at 3:30 Thursday afternoon, Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church and Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the services , and interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, D. R. Lowe, Sour Lake, and S. F. Lowe, Beaumont; three daughters, Mrs. J. M. Chambliss, Mrs. Walter Little and Mrs. A. S. Vandiver, all of Corsicana; seven grandchildren, Loyd Chambliss, Charlie Holloway, Corsicana; Jack Lowe, Beaumont; Wade Lowe, Beaumont, Talmadge Vandiver, Dallas; Mrs. Claude McNutt, Columbia, Tenn.; and Mary Jane Little, Corsicasna; and one great-granddaughter, Eleanor Chambliss.

Pallbearers were Loyd Chambliss, Charlie Holloway, Jack Lowe, Wade Lowe, Talmadge Vandiver and Ed Little.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 22, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas J. Lowe 2nd husband Henry D. Glass 3rd husband William Coleman “Bill” Terry married Jul. 20, 1910 buried in Bazette cemetery d/o Kirk Johnson and Sarah (Henderson) Johnson

Eugene Galbreath Terry
May 24, 1927 - Nov 9, 1950

Eugene Terry, 23, Is Lion Victim At Reynosa Club

REYNOSA, Mexico, Nov. 9—(AP)—Eugene Terry, 23, of Corsicana and San Juan, Texas, was killed here about 1:30 a.m. today by a pet African lion.

The slaying occurred in Joe’s Place, a Reynosa night club. The owner, Joe Ortega, some years ago acquired two African lions as cubs when a circus disbanded.

The lion was in a concrete and iron barred cage in the club’s patio. Apparently Terry opened the cage door and went in to pet the lion. Two friends missed Terry and found him mauled.

Terry has been residing at San Juan, about five miles east of McAllen, Texas.

The body will be returned to Corsicana, where his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Terry, live. He is also survived by a brother, Dr. Joe, Terry, Dallas.

McCammon Funeral Home will return Terry’s body here early Friday morning Funeral arrangements were incomplete here early Thursday afternoon.

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Funeral Services For Eugene Terry Saturday 10:30

Funeral services for Eugene G. Terry, 23, Corsicana native, now resident of San Juan, killed by and African lion in Reynosa, Mexico, early Thursday, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Hubert Smith of Waxahachie.

Victim of Lion
Terry was fatally injured about 1:30 Thursday by the pet lion who once before had clawed him on the back.

According to the Associated Press and other news dispatches, Terry and two friends—Mickey Whilley of McAllen and George Cameron of Edinburg—had gone to Joe Ortega’s night spot at Reynosa and Terry, after securing a flashlight, entered the concrete and iron barred cage at the rear of the establishment to “pet the cats.”

Cameron in a statement carried by the Associated Press as being made to an assistant district attorney in Edinburg, said the lion batted Terry down, then began dragging him into the den. He said Ortega (owner of the club) went into the cage, broke a glass and chair over the lion’s head, but failed to make her turn loose of Terry. He said “somebody” later shot the lion.

Ortega is quoted in an interview as having warned Terry about staying out of the cage and mentioned the previous clawing of the victim. The night club owner said after Terry was gotten out of the cage, an attempt was made to take him to McAllen, but the Mexican officers at the border wouldn’t allow them to cross the international boundary so he was taken to a Red Cross station at Reynosa. Ortega said that Terry probably was dead before getting to the Red Cross station.

Consul Investigates
Edward Benet, U. S. Consul, said he believed Terry died from a large gash on the head, received when the lion knocked him to the floor.

The Associated Press q1uoted a U. S. official as supporting the position taken by Mexican officers at the bridge in refusing the party permission to cross, “I don’t blame them for stopping them. Our men would have done the same thing if somebody tried to rush a man all bloody out of our country.”

Ortega, a friend of Terry, said that the young man had accompanied him to Mexico City on a trip once and spoke of a request, Terry had made for the club.

The night club owner was taken into custody following the incident but was released.

Consul Benet cleared the body through U. S. and Mexican customs and immigration stations early Thursday morning and it was taken to McAllen from which point it was brought to Corsicana, arriving early Friday morning.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Terry, Corsicana; and brother, Dr. Joe Terry, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Ben W. McKie, Jr.; John B. Goins, John F. Taylor, Thomas George, 111; Robert Lang, Wm. H. Register, Johnny Henry and Dr. Wm. T. Newton.

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Eugene G. Terry Funeral Services Held on Saturday

Funeral services for Eugene G. Terry, 23, San Juan resident, who was killed in Reynosa, Mexico, by an African lion he sought to pet early Thursday, were held from the McCammon Funeral chapel Saturday at 10:30 a. m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev. Hubert Smith of Waxahachie.

Terry was manager of a farm near San Juan. He was reared in Corsicana and was well known here.

The victim was fatally injured by the animal that had previously clawed him.

Joe Ortega, night club owner, whose pet lion killed Terry, and C. L. Terry of Corsicana, father of the victim conferred Friday, Ortega and Terry were good friends.

Two companions said a young female lion jumped on Terry when he flashed a light in her face, knocking him against a concrete ledge and clawing an dragging him into her den.

Surviving are the parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Terry, Corsicana; and a brother, Dr. Joe Terry, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Ben W. McKie, Jr.; John B. Goins, John F. Taylor, Thomas George, 111; Robert Lang, Wm. H. Register, Johnny Henry and Dr. Wm. T. Newton.

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Jon Coleman Tewes, Jr.
Jun 30, 1975 - Jul 1, 1975

John Tewes Jr.

Funeral services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Jon Tewes Jr., one-day old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Tewes of Corsicana, who died last night at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his parents, and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jess Young of Corsicana.

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Jon Tewes Jr.

Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for Jon Tewes, one day old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Tewes who died Tuesday night at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include his parents of Corsicana and his grandparents, Mr. and Ms. Jess Young of Corsicana.

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Arthur Ray Thomas
May 30, 1905 - Feb 17, 1977

A. R. Thomas

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Arthur Ray Thomas, 71, resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. David Hale will officiate.

He was a native of West Virginia, lived in Corsicana one year, a member of Siana Masonic Lodge No. 27 in Maiden, West Virginia and a Shriner.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. A. R. Thomas of Corsicana; a son, Charles W. Thomas of Tupelo and three grandchildren, Tim Thomas, Dan Thomas, and Miss Holly Thomas all of Tupelo.

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A. R. Thomas

Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Northside Baptist Church for Arthur Ray Thomas with the Rev. David Hale officiating. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

Pallbearers are Ed Formby, Ted Wright, Wayne Allread, Raymond (Bud) Osborne, Derwood Penney and Robert B. Franklin.

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Audrey “Audie” (Adams) Thomas
Aug 1, 1890 - Oct 30, 1974

Mrs. M. W. Thomas

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for a former Corsicana resident, Mrs. M. W. Thomas, Dallas (4230 Skillman Ave.), who died early Wednesday at the East Dallas Hospital. The Rev. Frank Williams will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

She had resided in Dallas for 20 years. She and her late husband owned a grocery store and were in the cattle business when they resided here.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. C. G. Duncan of Dallas; one brother, J. C. Adams of Kirvin; four nieces and one nephew.

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Mrs. M. W. Thomas

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. M. W. Thomas, Dallas, a former Corsicana resident, who died Wednesday in East Dallas Hospital. The Rev. Frank Williams officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers were Henry Slate, Rufus Pevehouse, Johnny C. Adams, Jr. Herschel Blackmon, John Bowden and Earl Brown.

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Beulah Gertrude (Griffin) Thomas
Nov 5, 1896 - Jun 2, 1961

Mrs. Thomas Rites Saturday

Final rites were held Saturday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. A. D. Thomas, 64, native of Forney who died in Paulyne’s Convalescent Home Friday morning.

The services were held from the First Baptist Church chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. B. N. Todd, Baptist minister of Madisonville, assisted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a son, A. D. Thomas, Jr., Kingsville; a grandson, Larry j. Thomas, Kingsville; two brothers, Joe Griffin, Dallas, and W. T. Griffin, Stanton; three sisters, Mrs. Bessie Bruner, Houston; Mrs. Tom Phillips, Phoenix, Ariz. And Mrs. H. C. Cotton, Denver City, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were George Bonner, D. W. Honeycutt, Frank Ware, Harrell Gray, Carl Rhodes and Paul Chandler.

Corley directed.

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Geraldine (Butler) Thomas
Mar 2, 1917 - Nov 14, 1976

Mrs. Thomas

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. William B. Thomas, resident of Dallas, and native of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Dallas. She was the former Geraldine Butler.

The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

She had lived in Dallas 38 years and was a member of the Methodist church.

Survivors include her husband of Dallas, two sons, Bill Thomas of Dallas, and Joe Thomas of New Orleans, La., five grandchildren, and her mother, Mrs. Joe E. Butler of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be J. C. Gaston, Elliott Middleton, Alvis Harwell, B. Lynn Landers, George Cheatum, Jack Castles, John Butler, and Horace Butler Jr.

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Lerah Cornelia (Brewer) Thomas
Feb 7, 1879 - Nov 8, 1957

Former Resident Dies In Houston

Graveside services for Mrs. Lerah C. Thomas of Houston were held Tuesday at noon at Oakwood cemetery, The rites were conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church.

Mrs. Thomas a former Corsicana resident, died in Houston Friday.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Allen Mitchen and Mrs. Orell Clayton, and a brother, George Brewer, all of Houston, and other relatives.

Corley directed local arrangements.

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Maynard Wesley Thomas
Aug 27, 1887 - Nov 9, 1958

M. W. Thomas Dies In Dallas

Maynard W. Thomas, 71, former Corsicana merchant, died in Dallas Sunday.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which he was a member.

Thomas conducted the Thomas Cash Grocery here for about 30 years and was in the cattle business before moving to Dallas six years ago. He was a Methodist and Woodman.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Roy T. Daniel, North Carolina, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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M. W. Thomas Burial Tuesday

Funeral services for Maynard W. Thomas, 71, retired grocer and rancher, who died in Dallas Sunday, were held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Thomas was a Methodist and Woodman. He conducted the Thomas Cash Grocery here for about 30 years and was in the cattle business prior to moving to Dallas several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Roy T. Daniel of North Carolina, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Henry Slate, Lawrence Tilton, Walter Beaton, John Bowden, Oscar Burns, Hugh Cummins, Bruce Jones and Fred Ware.

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Audie Vassie (King) Thomason
Jan 25, 1900 - Mar 19, 1975

Mrs. Thomason

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Vernon Thomason, 75, of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at the hospital. The Rev. Harold Lansford will officiate and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mrs. Thomason was a native of Tennessee and a member of the First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband Vernon R. Thomason of Corsicana; one brother, Oaklet King of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Sam Ellis of Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Thomason

Services were to be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Vernon Thomason 75, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. Harold Lansford was to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include her husband, a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers included Odell Hammock, Buford Thomas, Eddie Gauge, Loyd Cox, Gayle Garner, and Alvis Cox.

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Effie (Bennett) Thomason
Sep 23, 1850 - Feb 3, 1928

AGED WOMAN DIED FRIDAY MORNING; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Mrs. Effie Thomason, aged 79 years, wife of T. Thomason, died at her apartment, 616 North Thirteenth street, Friday morning at 6 o’clock. Funeral services will be held from the residence Saturday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Davis Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member.

Mrs. Thomason was a resident of Terre haute, Ind., prior to moving to Corsicana fourteen years ago.

Surviving are her husband, T. Thomason, aged 88 years. Mr. Thomason is connected with the American Well * Prospecting Co.

Mrs. Thomason was a member of the First Presbyterian church.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED WOMAN ARE HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Effie Thomason, aged 79 years, wife of T. Thomason, 88, were held from the residence, 616 North Thirteenth street, Saturday morning at ten o’clock, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Thomason died Friday morning at 6 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was a member.

Mrs. Thomason was a resident of Terre Haute, Ind., prior to moving to Corsicana fourteen years ago.

Surviving is her husband.

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Judith Eugenia “Sue” (Boyd) Thomason
Nov 27, 1942 - Feb 11, 1965

Corsicanan’s Daughter Dies After Collision

A Corsicana woman’s young married daughter was fatally injured Thursday morning when her car collided with a Santa Fe freight train in Delta county on Farm Road 38 near Ben Franklin, 20 miles southwest of Paris.

The victim was Mrs. Judy Boyd Thomason, 22, of Roxton, daughter of Mrs. Nola Boyd, 118 South Twenty-sixth street.

Corsicana police obtained information on the accident at the newspaper’s request through the police teletype network from the Department of Public Safety.

According to information received, Mrs. Thomason was a housewife and student at East Texas State College at Commerce. The investigating state patrol reported she apparently neither heard nor saw the train as she reached the crossing on the farm-to-market road.

The accident happened at 9:27 a.m. Thursday, and the mishap victim was rushed to a Paris hospital where she died later.

Mrs. Boyd was taken to Paris by family friends who picked her up at her job at Sew’n Fabric Thursday.

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Mrs. Thomason Rites Friday

Gravesite services for Mrs. Judy Boyd Thomason, killed Thursday in a car-train collision at a farm-market road intersection near Ben Franklin, were held at Oakwood cemetery Friday at 3:30 p.m. following 10 a. m. services at Roxton.

Mrs. Thomason, housewife and student in East Texas State College at Commerce, was taken to a Paris hospital whre she died.

Surviving are her husband, Buford Thomason, teacher in the Roxton school system; a son Leslie Ray Thomason, aged two years, Roxton; mother, Mrs. Nola Boyd, 118 South Twenty-sixth street, Corsicana; a brother, C. W. McClendon, Powell, and other relatives.

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Bettie (Hughes) Thompson
Dec 12, 1899 - Apr 15, 1973

Mrs. Thompson

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bettie Thompson, 73, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at a Dallas hospital after an extended illness..

Rev. Kenneth Williams and Rev. Hamilton Frost will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a life-long resident of Corsicana and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church of Corsicana and Hubbard.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy F. Thompson, Feb. 17, 1972.

Survivors include a son, W. R. Thompson of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Mrs. James A. Goodwin of Irving; three grandsons, William C. Thompson of Wichita, and Roy A. Goodwin and Tommy Goodwin, both of Irving; and several great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers include Earnest Beckham, Adrian Smith, Glen R. Maxwell, Earl F. Newcomb, Lloyd Lawry, and Ferma C. Stewart.

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Mrs. Thompson

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bettie Thompson, 73, of Corsicana, who died Sunday at a Dallas hospital after an extended illness.

Rev. Hamilton Frost were to officiate, with burial to follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a daughter, three grandsons and several great-grandchildren.

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Gideon P. “Gid” Thompson
Dec 8, 1859 - Aug 14, 1931

GID P. THOMPSON, NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY, IS DEAD

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

Gid P. Thompson, aged 71 years, native of Navarro county, and well known pioneer of Corsicana, died at his home, 208 North Thirteenth Street, Friday night at 11:30 o’clock, and the funeral was held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Tom Lenox, pastor of the First Christian Church.

Mr. Thompson was born in the Black Hills community and had resided in Corsicana most of his life.

Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Wilson, India, Okla.; Mrs. Frank Cunningham, Ennis and Mrs. R. A. Stewart, Corsicana; one step-daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Leighton, Corsicana; two step-sons, Ed and Tom Sutherland, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Hugh Stewart, Tom Kerr, A. W. Leverman, W. J. Seelig, J. N. Edens, H. C. Ballew, H. S. Melear, Gus Young and H. W. George. These were the same pallbearers who officiated at the recent funeral of Mr. Thompson’s wife.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 15, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Medora “Dora” (Shelton) Sutherland-Thompson; s/o John Jason Thompson, Jr. and Louisa I. (Day) Thompson

John Allen Thompson, Jr.
Apr 5, 1895 - Oct 28, 1957

J. A. Thompson, Jr. Dies In Temple; Rites Wednesday

John Allen Thompson , Jr. 62, former Corsicana resident, connected with the Greggton News, Longview resident, died in the McCloskey Veterans Administration hospital in Temple Monday.

Graveside rites will be conducted at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 1 p.m. with Dr. D. L. McCree, district Methodist superintendent, in charge.

A native of Rice, and veteran of World War 1, Thompson, the son of the late J. A. Thompson, former Corsicana bank president and leader, resided in Corsicana until 1924, later making his home in Teague and Dallas before going to Longview in 1938.

Surviving are a son, John Gibbs, Thompson, and a daughter, Mrs. Jane Spears, both of Dallas; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alberta Eubank, Sherman, and Mrs. Mary Louise Reese, Amarillo; a brother, W. K. Thompson, Longview, and other relatives.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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J. A. Thompson, Jr. Rites Are Held

Graveside rites were conducted at Oakwood cemetery here Wednesday at 1 p.m. for John Allen Thompson Jr., 62 a former Corsicana resident. Thompson died Monday in the McCloskey Veterans Administration hospital in Temple.

Dr. D. L. McCree Corsicana district superintendent of the Methodist church, conducted the service.

Thompson was a native of Rice and veteran of World War 1. He was the son of the late J. A. Thompson, onetime Corsicana Bank president and leader, and lived in Corsicana until 1924 when he left to make his home in Teague and then in Dallas. He went to Longview in 1938 and was with the Greggton News at the time of his death.

Surviving are a son, John Gibbs Thompson, and a daughter, Mrs. Jane Spears, both of Dallas; six grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Alberta Eubank, Sherman, and Mrs. Mary Louise Reese, Amarillo; a brother, W. K. Thompson, Longview, and other relatives.

Corley handled local arrangements.

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Elizabeth C. (Allen) Thompson
Mar 31, 1838 - Apr 8, 1925

AGED CORSICANA LADY PASSED AWAY DALLAS SANITARIUM

Mrs. Elizabeth C. Thompson, mother of the late John A. Thompson, and of many years a resident here, died at a Dallas sanitarium last night as the result of injuries received in a fall some months ago, and the remains were brought here this morning at 11 o’clock, and the funeral took place from the home of Mrs. J. A. Thompson on West Third avenue at 3 o’clock this afternoon, and was largely attended.

The deceased was 87 years of age and had lived in Texas for many years.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. W. Potter.

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Lula Bell (Fagala) Thompson
Oct 17, 1869 - Jun 20, 1952

Mrs. Thompson Expires Friday, Services Sunday

Mrs. W. Matt Thompson, 82, died at her home, 200 North Thirty-First street, Friday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held from the First Baptist church at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. W. M. Shamburger, pastor.

A native of Georgia, Mrs. Thompson resided at Blooming Grove for a number of years prior to moving to Corsicana in 1913. She was the widow of the late W. Matt Thompson, well-known insurance man here.

Mrs. Thompson was prominent in civic and church circles for years.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. T. H. Westbrook, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. C. Curtis, Bonham; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were E. C. Lee, Johnny Noble, Virgil Williamson, Hood Cheney, Randolph Jackson, and N. Suttle Roberts.

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Mary Ann (Meador/Laster) Woster-Thompson
Apr 5, 1853 - Sep 29, 1919

Died.

Mrs. Mary Ann Thompson died yesterday at 4 p.m. at the home of son-in-law, J. A. Hood, 221 West Collin street. And the funeral was held this afternoon at 2:30, the services being conducted by Rev. L. C. Howell, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church. The pall-bearers were as follows: O. L. Albritton, Hasting Harrison, Claude Upchurch, L. Treadwell, T. J. Worthington and Arthur Johnson.

Mrs. Thompson was well advanced in years and had been sick for some time. She is survived by the following children, all of whom were with her when the end came; Mrs. A. J. Hook at whose house she died; Mrs. Alexander of Wichita Falls; Hayes Woster of Big Springs, a son by her first husband, Will Thompson and Miss Fern Thompson of Corsicana.

Mrs. Thompson was a native of Tennessee where at an early age she became a member of the Baptist church. She came to Texas in 1883 and settled in Navarro county, where she resided until her death.

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Maud (Fleetwood) Thompson
Feb 14, 1870 - Mar 18, 1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. THOMPSON SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Maud Fleetwood Thompson, aged 69 years, who died in Sherman early Saturday following a short illness, were held Sunday. Following services in Sherman at 10 o’clock Sunday morning, the body was brought overland to Corsicana where a short service was conducted at Oakwood cemetery at 3 o’clock. She was the widow of the late John Allen Thompson, civic and financial leader of Corsicana and former president of the Corsicana National Bank.

Mrs. Thompson was a native of Elmo, Kaufman county. She was married to Mr. Thompson Dec. 18, 1887. A short time later Mr. and Mrs. Thompson moved to Corsicana where they made their home until Mr. Thompson’s death in 1921.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. S. Eubank, Sherman; Mrs. Fred Reese, Lamesa; two sons, John A. Thompson, Bryan, and W. K. Thompson, Longview; a sister, Mrs. A. M. Hays, Elmo; three brothers, R. E. Fleetwood, San Angelo; W. H. Fleetwood, Del Rio, and the Rev. J. R. McCorkie, Coleman.

Sutherland-McCammon had charge of local arrangements.

Pallbearers were A. G. Elliott, C. S. Stroud, J. M. Dyer, J. D. Cunningham, Sam J. Jackson, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Sr., and Lawrence Treadwell.

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Roy Franklin Thompson
Dec 19, 1896 - Feb 17, 1972

R. F. Thompson

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Corley Funeral Chapel for Roy F. Thompson, 75, with the Rev. Kenneth Williams officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A life-long resident and retired machinist, he died Thursday in Memorial Hospital. He was a Mason and an elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his widow, a son, a daughter, and four grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Frank Leathers, Elmer Keel, Ernest N. Beckham, Adrian Smith, Billy M. Talbott, L. L. Temple, Lowell Bonner and R. I. Reed.

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R. F. Thompson

Funeral services for Roy F. Thompson, 75, were at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at a local funeral chapel, The Rev. Kenneth Williams officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The retired machinist died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Surviving are his widow, a son, a daughter and four grandchildren.

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