Lodowick Brodie Cobb, Sr, Judge
Mar 30, 1849 - Mar 26, 1922
FUNERAL SERVICE IMPRESSIVE; MANY BEAUTIFUL FLOWERS
REMAINS OF JUDGE L. B. COBB LAID TO REST IN
OAKWOOD THIS MORNING
Funeral services for the remains of the late Judge L. B. Cobb were
held in the First Methodist Church this morning at 10 o’clock in the
presence of a concourse of people, who despite the threatening
elements, filled the auditorium to overflowing.
The chancel was a literal bower of the most beautiful floral
offerings, many of them coming from a distance.
Edgar Metcalf, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. C. P. Townsend sang, and Mr.
Kerr sang us a solo, “How Firm A Foundation,” and Mrs. Eugenia Story
presided at the organ.
Rev. D. K. Porter, pastor of the church, Rev. C. H. Booth, a former
pastor, Rev. Dr. Binkley, the presiding elder of this district, and
Rev. Frank Richardson, pastor of the Munger Place Methodist Church,
Dallas, were in the pulpit. Mr. Porter read the opening service.
Rev. Mr. Richardson opened prayer, and Rev. C. H. Booth delivered a
beautiful funeral oration in which he paid high tribute to Judge
Cobb as a Christian citizen. He said at a future time, no doubt
lawyers of the bar will tell of him as a lawyer; but he would speak
of him simply as a great Christian. He declared that while Judge
Cobb had reached mature years so far as year count, but that he had
the mind and the heart of a younger man. He had been associated with
him in church affairs for four years and had been with him much
socially, and he had been impressed always with Judge Cobb’s warm
and youthful heart and mind. He was a student of history and of
literature and kept abreast of all that was good as he saw it in
daily life, in church matters he was for all that advanced the
interest of the church and those things for which it stands.
Concluding his beautiful tribute, addressing the children he said:
“I do not know how much money your father has left you, but I do
congratulate you that he has left the noble heritage of a great
Christian life; one that will lead you to nobler and higher things
in this life, and to a life of eternal happiness and joy in the
Paradise of the good.”
The church service over the big throng followed the remains to the
grave and there Rev. D. K. Porter conducted the commitment services,
and as the sad throng turned away it was with the consciousness that
one of its best citizens had been consigned to his last resting
There were a number of out-of-town friends at the last sad rites,
among them being C. W. Proctor and E. R. Brown of Dallas.
The following were pall bears:
Active—W. A. Tarver, A. L. Jester, W. H. Hastings, Guy Gibson, L. A.
Johnson, Wm. Taylor, Joe Simpkins and Emmett Wilkerson.
Honorary—Members of Bar, Board of Stewards of the First Methodist
Church, Gov. Geo. T. Jester’s Bible Class, Dan Parker, W. T. Jackson
and Louis Schraff, all of Groesbeck; E. R. Brown and W. C. Proctor
of Dallas; and Judge O. C. Kirvin and Dr. I. N. Suttle of Corsicana.
Judge Cobb is Sick.
Judge L. B. Cobb was taken suddenly sick in his office just before
noon today with something like acute indigestion. He was taken home
and a physician summoned and at press hour he was resting easy.
- The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 25, 1922
- Submitted by Diane Richards
TO HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICE IN HONOR OF JUDGE L. B. COBB
PROGRAM FOR MEETING AT COURT HOUSE SUNDAY AFTERNOON 3 O’CLOCK
The following is the report of the arrangements committee having in
charge the memorial services to be held in honor of Judge L. B. Cobb
who died recently at his home here:
To the Hon. J. M. Blanding, president of the Corsicana Bar
We, your committee on arrangements, respectfully submit the
following report for use of the Bar meeting for memorial services in
honor of the late Judge L. B. Cobb, to be held in the county court
room at Corsicana, Texas, on Sunday, April 9th, 1922, at 3 o’clock
First. Calling meeting to order by the president of the Corsicana
Bar Association, Judge J. M. Blanding.
Second. Invocation by Rev. D. K. Porter, pastor of the First
Third. Music by quartet.
Fourth. Remarks by president of the Association, Judge J. M.
Fifth. Presentation of resolution by chairman of resolution
committee, Hon. Richard Mays, with remarks.
Sixth. Addresses by visiting members from other Bars.
Seventh. Address by Hon. J. S. Callicutt.
Ninth. Address by Hon. R. E. Prince.
Tenth. Address by Hon. W. A. Tarver.
Eleventh. Addresses by other members of the Corsicana Bar, who may
wish to make remarks.
The general public is cordially invited to attend this service. It
is suggested that the time will not permit addresses of more than
fifteen minutes each.
W. J. McKIE,
LUTHER A. JOHNSON.
W. M. TAYLOR.
ASSOCIATION HONORS MEMORY OF JUDGE L. B. COBB
FITTING CEREMONIES HELD AT COURT HOUSE SUNDAY LARGELY ATTENDED
NUMBER OF TALKS
DECEASED ONE OF MOST PROMINENT LAWYERS IN THIS SECTION OF STATE
With an intense feeling of reverence attending the ceremonies
members of the Corsicana Bar Association met in special session at
the county court room Sunday afternoon and adopted fitting
resolutions in honor of the memory of their distinguished member,
Judge L. B. Cobb, who died at his home recently. The general public
had been invited to attend the service and the courtroom was crowded
to capacity. Hon. J. M. Blanding, president of the Corsicana Bar
Association, presided. Speakers were Judge Blanding, Richard Mays,
John S. Callicutt, R. E. Prince, W. A. Tarver, J. H. Woods, L. A.
Johnson, and W. M. Taylor.
Rev. D. K. Porter, pastor of the First Methodist church, could not
be present to pronounce the invocation, on account of having been
called away to conduct a funeral. Judge Blanding opened the meeting
with a brief talk. Rev. Porter arrived shortly before the services
ended. Music by the quartet was also dispensed with due to the
inability of one of its members to attend.
Judge Blanding spoke in part as follows:
“Members of the Bar Association, Ladies and Gentlemen: One by one
our comrades are leaving us. The five years just passed have taken
one of our members each year. In 1918 Judge Neblett left us; then in
1919 Ed Call went; in 1920 the genial spirit of Judge McClellan took
its flight; and in 1921 the busy Career of John Rice was ended. And,
now, before the half mile in 1922 has been reached Judge Cobb has
been called to his final reward.
“Brethren, occasions like this should cause us serious meditation. I
wonder who of us will be the next to go? I am hoping, whoever it may
be, that he may be as ready and as well prepared to answer the call,
as was the brother whose memory we are honoring this evening.
Knew Judge 40 years.
“It has been my pleasure, as well as my privilege, to have known
Judge Cobb for the past forty years—for the last twenty years I have
known him intimately and my pronouncement of him is, that as a
husband, father, citizen, man and Christian he was above reproach.
“As a lawyer before the court he was modest and even timid, and did
not enjoy the hot and often times bitter controversies before the
jury, but in the office drawing up papers and giving advice, he was
competent, cantious and wise.
“As a judge Judge Cobb was prominent—he was great. In the services
rendered as a judge, he served his country best. Every quality in
man which goes to make a good and upright judge seems to have
centered in him.
Few Decisions Reversed.
“You will recall when Judge Cobb called to preside over our district
court here, the oil discovery had just been made in Corsicana. We
had no statutes on our books at that time dealing with mineral
rights in lands. Our dockets were crowded with cases involving
tremendous values. The lawyers were at sea in boats without rudders.
New and unboard of questions were coming up daily. Cases were tried
and appeals taken. We all remember with what patience, attention and
careful palas Judge Cobb tried those cases and how justly he decided
them and we also remember how few of his decisions were disturbed by
the higher courts. One of our oldest and honored judges of the
supreme court told me a few days ago that fewer of Judge Cobb’s
decisions had been reversed than any other trial judge in the Dallas
“My suggestion is for us to emulate the work and example of this
good brother who has lately been called from us.”
Mr. Mays, chairman of the resolutions committee in offering the
prepared resolutions spoke briefly of his person acquaintance of
“I first knew Judge Cobb in 1896 just prior to his election to the
bench. It was before the days of the primary election system of
nomination, and I was a member of the convention held at Wortham
which nominated Judge Cobb,” he said.
“The antithesis of government is autocracy on the one hand and a
pure democracy on the other. Judge Cobb always thought one was just
as vicious as the other. Representative democracy was what Judge
Cobb stood for. My analysis of him as a judge in that respect as one
of his outstanding virtues was that he never quibbled over small
things. When he was wrong he was wrong on big things; when he was
right he was entirely so. Cobb, the judge never indulged in the
pastime of denying the adverse party of having his decision
reviewed. He was a man of great courage and integrity. This bar has
felt the loss finally and in influence of Frost, Beall, McClellan,
Rice and Neblett and others. Cobb is now among them and will remain
Mr. President I offer the following resolutions:
Corsicana, Texas, April 9, 1922, To the Honorable J. M. Blanding,
President of the Navarro County Bar Association:
Your committee appointed to prepare and present resolutions to this
association commemorative of the life and character of our deceased
member, Judge L. B. Cobb, reports as follows:
Judge L. B. Cobb was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, on March 20th,
1849—the son of Rev. Wm. A. and Susan B. Cobb. He attended private
schools taught by his father and mother, and later was a student at
Andrews College and Vanderbilt University. He joined the Methodist
church as a boy and was an official in the church for 40 years. He
was married to Miss Evelyn Allen on the 5th day of Febru8ary 1873;
to them were born seven children, all of whom excepting one are
living. His wife died in 1910 in Corsicana, where she is buried.
At the age of 21 Judge Cobb was elected a member of the General
Assembly of Arkansas—he having but recently been admitted to the
He came to Texas in 1878, settled at Groesbeck, and took up the
practice of his profession there. In 1888 he was elected county
judge of Limestone county, and served eight years. In 1896 he was
elected district judge of the 1th Judicial District, then composed
of the counties of Limestone, Freestone, and Navarro, and served
twelve years. To the discharge of the high duties of that office he
brought all the powers of his mature manhood; a congenial,
penetrating, legally trained mind; a natural and well high perfect
conception of justice; a knowledge of human nature, of history, of
the growth and development of jurisprudence, a balanced, clean,
self-controlled character, a fearless, impartial devotion to duty.
All of these he gave to the bench and made for himself an exalted
place among the great judges of Texas.
He moved to Corsicana in 1904, and resided here until his death.
He was in the private practice of his profession from January 1st,
1909, until December 1st, 1918, during five years of which time he
was a part of W. M. Taylor of Corsicana. On December 1, 1918, he
became associated with W. A. Tarver in the work of the office of
county and district attorney of Navarro county. To this work, in
connection with his private practice, he gave the last years of his
life. This work, notwithstanding his distracting amount of detail,
he enjoyed. He was stricken at his desk at the court house on
Saturday morning, March 25, 1922—was carried to the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Stanley Kerr, where he passed away on Sunday night.
March 26 at 10:45 p.m. he would have been 73 years of age on
Thursday following his death. He is survived by six children—Mrs. A.
A. Allison of Corsicana, D. L. Cobb of Dallas, L. B. Cobb of
Groesbeck, Miss Berta Cobb of Dallas, Mrs. Stanley Kerr, and Miss
Hazel Cobb, both of Corsicana.
Judge Cobb’s life was a success in the highest and best sense of
that term. His public and private character were alike pitched and
maintained on a high plane. He was a great judge—a safe counsellor—a
profound lawyer. His devotion to and pride in his family were deep
and strong. He was diligent in business-progressive and public
spirited as a citizen, a rugged and thoughtful patriot—a simple and
devout Christion. Such a life is a worthy and rare example in its
living and departing leaves behind a sweet and hallowed benediction.
Therefore, as members of the bar, which he served and honored, as
friends and fellow citizens, we desire to offer as a permanent
record this tribute to his ability as a lawyer and judge—as a useful
citizen, as a proud and devoted husband and father, as a unselfish
friend and neighbor, and a true Christian. We recommend the
First: That in the death of Judge L. B. Cobb the bar has lost one of
its noblest, most learned and distinguished members; the Nation a
true patriot; the State and city a useful and public spirited
citizen; his family a fond and devoted father; the people a true and
Second: That during his long and exemplary life he won and held the
esteem and admiration of his fellow citizens both at home an
throughout the State:
Third: That as a lawyer, judge, citizen, husband, father, neighbor,
and Christian he was a worthy example and deserving of our
Fourth: That a copy of these resolutions and the foregoing sketch he
presented to his family, with whom we sympathize in the loss of
their distinguished loved one.
Fifth: That a copy of these resolutions be tendered the press for
Sixth: That the foregoing sketch and these resolutions be presented
to the District Court of Navarro County and a page be requested for
their registration in the minutes of said court.
RICHARD MAYS, Chairman.
C. L. JESTER,
W. A. TARVER,
Committee on Resolutions.
Judge Callicutt Spoke.
John S. Callicutt in seconding the adoption of the resolutions,
“Mr. President, Members of the Bar Association, Ladies and
Gentlemen: It is my pleasure to join with my brothers in a second to
the adoption of the resolutions that have been so well and so
carefully prepared. Most of you knew Judge Cobb, perhaps, as well as
the members of the bar in many ways, Judge Cobb was a very busy man;
a man who fritted away a very few minutes of his time in idleness.
You knew him as a student of history, literature and as a church
man: we lawyers knew him as a judge. He had many good sides of
character which can be cited. He has left upon this community an
influence that will last for many years in life.
“As Judge Was Just.”
“Cobb as a judge was just; was a friend to the young men; he was
patient with young lawyers before him who many times knew but little
about their case. The richest man in the castle stood no better
before him as judge than the poorest man in the cottage. The
blackest negro had as good a standing before Judge Cobb as any man
in the land. I need not tell you that you members of the bar know
that. You know it as well as I do. No judge had more vexing and big
questions than Judge Cobb. Upon the trial judge lies the safety of
our institutions. If you would abolish the trial courts in this land
you would abolish this government. Judge Cobb realized that in the
trial courts of the land was the place to redress private rights and
public wrongs. In all that as judge in the discharge of his duties
Judge Cobb took the religion of the Master. I have often heard him
say, ‘If I were wrong, I want to be corrected.’ He was never piqued
at having his decisions reviewed—evidence and law in the case always
governed his decisions. When I say that Judge Cobb was a great judge
and a Southern, Christian gentleman. I have said all that could be
said of him.”
R. E. Prince Spoke
R. E. Prince declared that Judge Cobb was a man with a multitude of
virtues. In the equipment of the department of his life in the
discharge of his duties.
“We are communing with immortality. Judge Cobb is immortal, he is
the offspring of Almighty God,” he said.
“Our government is a government of men, some say; but the lawyers
say our government is government of law founded upon the
Constitution of law founded upon the Constitution of the United
States and the several states and laws enacted in accordance with
them. Now, the very nature of the lawyers’ conception of our
government is of transcendent importance. I want ot speak of only
one of Judge Cobb’s virtues.
“ Persian poet once said long before the time of Christ. ‘ God could
not be everywhere, so He made mothers.’ Some of the greatest
thoughts that ever went through the mind of man came from that
proverb. First, that proverb admits there is a God. It says that
agents will administer love, God says that love shall constitute his
kingdom. Love is the essence of God’s kingdom and to have love to
reign supreme there must be another force. We must say in the words
of the Persian to have love and have it where it can reign supreme
God made him like Judge Cobb. Judge Cobb believed in justice.
Justice is necessary to bring us under one fatherhood. Justice was
not a quality of Judge Cobb; it was not a characteristic of him; he
was built on justice; justice was the element of his spiritual
nature. He was equipped to sit among men so that justice might
prevail. Mr. President: I move the adoptions of the resolutions.
W. A. Tarver Paid Tribute.
W. A. Tarver outlined briefly his acquaintance and close association
with Judge Cobb since 1907, when he made his first appearance before
him as lawyer in the court room and of the extreme (word blanked
out) and intelligence with which he was treated by him as a judge.
In this trial of that case, Mr. Tarver said that although,
regardless of the difference in their ages, a profound friendship
started between them which grew stronger as the years went on.
“It is like speaking of a man’s own father,” Mr. Tarver said. “For
the last three years we sat in the office almost at arms touch. The
work was often tedious and nerve racking. Judge Cobb loved God and
served Him with his whole heart. He loved men and dealt with them
with his Christian spirit. He loved his family. He was a generous
judge. We shall all miss him; his family will miss him. He was proud
of the achievement of his children and loved ones. He was modest and
never cared for appearances of show. The state, nation and community
can ill afford to lose his kind. To me the loss is irreparable; he
was my counsellor, patient, kind and devoted. I miss his daily
coming; his intimate associations and affectionate counsel and his
incomparable judgment. Mr. President, I too, move the adoption of
the resolutions that we may thus show our appreciation of a life
while it is gone shall yet remain.”
Soul of Religious Spirit.
J. H. Woods for fifteen years a near neighbor of Judge Cobb, spoke
of the virtues of a Christian, neighbor, and judge of the deceased
member, saying that every Sunday morning, evening, and Wednesday
evening or at any time there were services held at the Methodist
church he would see Judge Cobb pass going to attend. He attested to
the fine religious spirit of Judge Cobb, and man he was modest,
unassuming and unostentatious. As a judge he was fair, just and
L. A. Johnson recalled his first meeting with Judge Cobb was while
at Fairfield years ago when he was associated with him as district
attorney for a period of your years.
“Judge Cobb had a kingly mind and a spotless character; these are
the two traits of a man that stamps him as immortal.” He said.
W. M. Taylor declared to speak of Judge Cobb would be like
eulogizing his own father. He recalled a partnership he enjoyed with
Judge Cobb when he first took up the practice of law.
“It was the best possible schooling I could have had anywhere.” He
declared. “Judge Cobb was an ethical lawyer and counsellor, and
above all a great man and a good man with a broad mind and a true
friend.” He said.
The resolutions were declared adopted and upon motion made and
regularly seconded the committee drafting the resolutions was
designated by the chair to present a copy of same to the district
and county court and made a part of the record of the proceedings.
Benediction was pronounced by the Rev. D. K. Porter.
Resolutions of Respect.
To the Board of Stewards, First Methodist Church, South, Corsicana,
Your committee, appointed at the last regular meeting of the board
to prepare resolutions, expressing the appreciation of the Board of
Judge L. B. Cobb, deceased late a member of this board, presents the
Judge Cobb’s long life, which came to a sudden close on Sunday
night, March 26, 1922, in Corsicana, almost on his seventy-third
birthday, was one of loyalty and devotion to, and an example of the
highest, ideals of Christianity. Judge Cobb loved God and gave him
his heart and life. He loved his fellowmen and proved it by his
dealings with them. Judge Cobb loved the Methodist Church, to which
as a minister, he gave his life and labors; he was loyal to her
institutions, he educated his family in her schools—he contributed
liberally of his means to support the Church and help carry forward
her great forward looking program of evangelical Christianity. He
loved the Sunday school, the prayer meeting and the preaching
service—He loved the House of God.
For forty years Judge Cobb gave of his time and counsel to the
Church as a member of her board of stewards. He was conservative and
progressive. He was devoted to best the past had produced and was
not too ready to give it up, but his vision was onward and upward—he
ever marched steadily forward.
We shall miss him from our meetings, his humor—his good fellowship ,
his love—his counsel, but we shall be better men for having had his
intimate association, and we shall confidently look to renewed
associations with him in the House of Many Mansions, where Jesus
said he would receive us, having prepared the place.
Therefore, we offer these resolutions:
First: That Judge Cobb’s departure takes from us a strong and loyal
faithful and wise, member of the Official Board, of this local
church, from the church as a whole a great and devoted servant, from
the Sunday school a constant and useful member, profound student,
and enlightening teacher.
Second: That his strong Christian character was a stalwart and
onnobling influence in our midst, and his life and service worthy of
our example and emulation.
Third: That we extend to his family our sympathy in the loss of
their father, grandfather, and brother, but rejoice with them that
he has left to them so noble and rich a heritage—a good name, a
strong and abiding righteous influence.
Fourth: That a copy of these resolutions be preserved among our
records, sent to his family, tendered the Texas Christian Advocate,
and our daily press.
W. A. TARVER,
C. T. BANISTER,
C. C. ALBRITTON
WILL ADMITTED TO PROBATE BEFORE JUDGE A. P. MAYS
The last will and testament of the late Judge L. B. Cobb, who died
March 26, was admitted to probate before County Judge A. P. Mays
Judge Cobb’s estate as devised in the will, as probated, is
estimated at the value of $50,000. The will is an bolographic will,
having been written and signed by Judge Cobb’s own hand.
Executors named in Judge Cobb’s will are S. E. Kerr and A. A.
Allison, his sons-in-law, and D. L. Cobb and L. B. Cobb, Jr., his
sons. Mr. Allison qualified this morning as executor and
Beneficiaries named in the will are Mrs. S. E. Kerr, Mrs. A. A.
Allison, Misses Hazel and Berta Cobb, his daughters, and L. B. Cobb,
Jr., and D. L. Cobb, his sons. The will was presented by W. A.
Tarver, with whom Judge Cobb was associated as assistant county
attorney at the time of his death.
Aug 20, 1895 - Feb
in the Oil Field Here.
W. W. Tucker, aged 29 years, died in the County Hospital
last night and the remains are being held by the Sutherland
undertaking parlors waiting to hear from brother in
The deceased is survived by his wife and two children, and
three brothers, C. E. Tucker, Dallas Tucker and David
Tucker. Two of these were with their brother when the end
came. The deceased came here two years ago from Leavenworth,
Will Be Buried Tomorrow.
The remains of W. M. Tucker, 29, who died Sunday night in the County Hospital, will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon at 3:30.
William Bruce Tucker
Aug 22, 1897 - Dec 19, 1956
Bruce Tucker of Baytown Expires
Bruce Tucker, about 59, native of Corsicana, died in Buhl,
Idaho, Wednesday morning, according to information received by
relatives Wednesday noon. The body will be returned here for
burial in Oakwood
Cemetery, but arrangements were incomplete
early Wednesday afternoon.
Tucker was a resident of Baytown, but had been with a pipeline
construction concern in Idaho for the past three months. He
suffered a stroke Saturday.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Tucker, Baytown, who was with
him in Idaho; two sons, Wayne Tucker, Baytown, and Robert
Tucker, Merrysville, La.; two daughters, Miss Linda Tucker,
Baytown, and Mrs. Carl Thompson, Naplesville, Ill.; five
grandchildren; three brothers, Reuben Tucker, Corsicana; Albert
and Ike Tucker, both of Baytown; three sisters, Mrs. Hallie Page
and Mrs. Irene Howell, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Evelyn Stark,
Grand Prairie, and other relatives.
Services Pending For Bruce Tucker
Funeral services for Bruce Tucker, native of Corsicana, who
died in Idaho Wednesday morning, will be held here but
arrangements had not been perfected Friday noon.
The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Saturday
morning. Burial will be in
Tucker was a resident of Baytown but had been with a
pipeline construction company in Idaho for several months.
He suffered a stroke Saturday.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Tucker, Baytown, who was
with him in Idaho; two sons, Wayne Tucker, Baytown, and
Robert Tucker, Marysville, La.; two daughters, Miss Linda
Tucker, Baytown, and Mrs. Carl Thompson, Naplesville, Ill.;
five grandchildren; three brothers, Reuben Tucker,
Corsicana; Albert and Ike Tucker both of Baytown; three
sisters, Mrs. Hallie Page and Mrs. Irene Howell, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Evelyn Stark, Grand Prairie, and other
Corley will direct.
William Isaac "W.I." Tucker, Sr.
Oct 20, 1872 - Apr 24, 1947
WILLIAM I. TUCKER FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY AT 4 P.M.
Funeral services for William I. Tucker, 74, who died at
5 p.m. Thursday at his residence on Route 4 will be held
at 4 p.m. Saturday in the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church.
The Rev. A. J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary
Baptist church, will conduct the rites, assisted by the
Rev. Mickey Edwards. Interment will be in
A resident of Navarro county for 53 years, he came to
Texas from his birthplace in Alabama.
Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; five sons, Bruce
Houston, and Dan, Albert, Rueben and Ike Tucker, all of
Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Ralston and Mrs.
Ed Howell, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. Edward Stark,
Dallas; and one sister, Mrs. Martha Ingle, Winfield,
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home is directing.
RITES SATURDAY AT PETTY’S CHAPEL FOR WILLIAM I.
Funeral services for William I. Tucker, aged 74
years, who died at his home, Corsicana Route 4,
Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock, were held Saturday
afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Petty’s Chapel
Baptist church. The rites were conducted by Rev. A.
J. Kirkland, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church
of Corsicana, assisted by Rev. Mickey Edwards,
pastor of the Petty’s Chapel church, with interment
A native of Alabama, Tucker had resided in Navarro
county 53 years.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five sons, Bruce
Tucker, Houston; Dan, Albert, Reuben and Ike Tucker,
all of Corsicana, three daughters, Mrs. W. C.
Ralston and Mrs. Ed Howell, both of Corsicana, and
Mrs. Edward Stark, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Martha
Ingle, Winfield, Ala., and other relatives.
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Bertha Mae (Garner) Tuley
Sep 14, 1890 - Jan 3, 1975
Bertha Mary Tuley is:
d/o Joseph Claiborne Garner and Elizabeth D.
Bertha Mary (Garner) Tuley
Sep 14, 1890 - Jan 3, 1975
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m.
Cemetery for Mrs. Bertha M. Tuley, 84, who died Sunday in Orange where she
had lived for the past six years. She was a
native of Corsicana and formerly had resided in
Austin. Corley Funeral Home will conduct
graveside rites and burial.
Funeral services were to be held at 4 p.m.
Monday at the Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Louis
Dugas, Jr. of Orange; five sons, Floyd and
George C. Tuley, both of Corpus Christi; William
J. Tuley of Orange; James E. Tuley of Fort
Worth; and Charles R. Tuley of Newport News,
Va.; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren;
one brother, J. H. Garner of Fort Worth; four
sisters, Mrs. R. C. Brown of Oakland, Calif.;
Mrs. Laurel Johnson of Columbus, Mo.; Mrs.
Walter Johnson and Mrs. Elizabeth Nash, both of
Topeka, Kans.; and a number of nieces and
William Joseph Tuley
Nov 26, 1917 - Dec 31, 1976
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday
Oakwood Cemetery for William Joseph Tuley,
59, who died Friday in Orange.
The Rev. Leroy Reeves will officiate.
Survivors include one son, David M. Tuley of
Philadelphia; two grandchildren; one sister,
Mrs. Louis Dugas, Orange; four brothers,
Floyd G. Tuley and George C. Tuley, both of
Corpus Christi; Ed Tuley of Haltom City and
Charles Tuley of Newport News, Va.
Arthur Melton Turner
Oct 9, 1911 - Mar 3, 1941
Funeral Services For Arthur Turner
Funeral services are planned for Arthur
Turner, 29, Wednesday afternoon at 2
o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial
will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. Turner a former Corsicanan died at San Angelo Monday
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs. Allan
Jones and Miss Ann Turner, both of
Corsicana; Mrs. Cleodoth Enochs, Ferris,
and Mrs. Oscar Hanks, Trinidad; two
brothers, Harry Turner, San Angelo, and
Blonder Turner, Fort Worth.
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ARTHUR TURNER
WERE HELD TODAY
FORMER CORSICANAN DIED IN SAN ANGELO
Funeral services for Arthur Turner,
aged 29 years, former Corsicanan,
were held Wednesday afternoon at 2
o’clock from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in
Oakwood Cemetery. The
rites were conducted by Rev. Tom
Lenox, Fort Worth, Christian
minister formerly of Corsicana, and
Rev. C. Duke Payne, pastor of the
First Christian church here.
Turner died in San Angelo Monday
Surviving are four sisters, Mrs.
Allen Jones and Miss Ann Turner,
both of Corsicana; Mrs. Cleodoth
Enochs, Ferris, and Mrs. Oscar
Hanks, Trinidad, and two brothers,
Marry Turner, San Angelo and Blonder
Turner, Fort Worth.
Pallbearers were J. D. Dowd, Alvin
McCleary, Hugh Fullerton, Marion
Simpson, Fred C. Bookout and Guy
Crystal Ann Turner
Jun 30, 1954 - Jan 24, 1957
Crystal Turner Dies In Beaumont
Crystal Turner, 3 ½ year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
Turner of Beaumont, died in
Beaumont Thursday afternoon.
Funeral services will be held
Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the
Corley Chapel. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood
pastor of the Westminister
Surviving are the parents, a
sister and brother, Katie and
Tommie , twins aged three
months, all of Beaumont;
grandparents, Mrs. Frances
Thomas, Corsicana, and Mr. and
Mrs. Pough, Childress; a
great-grandmother, Mrs. W. H.
Dunn, Corsicana, and other
Idabel “Belle” (Thomson)
Jan 18, 1867 - May 18, 1937
MRS. BELLE KIBER, PIONEER
CORSICANA RESIDENT, IS DEAD
WIDOW OF LATE DAN KIBER HAD
RESIDED HERE FOR PAST
Mrs. Belle Kiber, aged 70
years, resident of Corsicana
for the past 54 years, died
at her home, 1480 West
Second avenue, Tuesday
afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.
She had been in ill health
for some time.
Funeral services are planned
for Thursday afternoon at
3:30 o’clock from the family
home with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery. The
rites will be conducted by
Rev. W. R. Hall, pastor of
the First Presbyterian
Mrs. Kiber was the widow of
the late Dan Kiber,
well-known businessman and
member of the firm of Kiber
and Cobb for many years.
Surviving are six children,
Mrs. J. S. Ward, Alabama; D.
H. Kiber, Arlington; John B.
Kiber, Fort Worth; and
Misses Emma D. Kiber, Ann
Bell Kiber and Julia Kiber,
all of Corsicana; two
brothers, Alex Thomason and
Harry Thomason, both of
Hamilton, and a sister, Mrs.
R. B. Ryan, Louisiana.
Pallbearers will be F. C.
Paul, H. O. Blanding, A. F.
Mitchell, John Sullivan,
Allen Edens and Will
Home will direct the
Antonia (Fricke) Kumke
Aug 22, 1878 - May 20, 1943
MRS. E. C. KUMKE DIED ON THURSDAY; PLAN RITES FRIDAY
Mrs. E. C. Kumke died here at an early hour Thursday morning and
funeral services are planned for Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock
from the chapel of the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home. Burial
will be in Oakwood
She had been a resident of Corsicana for many years.
Surviving are a son, Karl Kumke, Palestine; a daughter, Mrs. H
C. Thorne, Morgan City, La.; three brothers, Aloys Fricke,
Dallas; Fred Fricke, Dallas; Oswald Fricke, Marietta, Okla.; a
sister, Mrs. Martha Steffens, Oklahoma, and other relatives.
Rites Held Friday For Mrs. E. C. Kumke Who Died Thursday
Funeral services for Mrs. E. C. Kumke, who died here
Thursday morning, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock
from Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Rev. Joe L. Ingram
conducted the rites. Burial was in
Surviving are a son, a daughter, three brothers and a
Jan 31, 1861 - Sep 30, 1929
PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DROPPED DEAD HERE MONDAY
EMIL C. KUMKE, NATIVE OF GERMANY, RESIDENT CORSICANA 48
Emil C. Kumke, 69, native of Germany, but resident of
America 57 years and of Corsicana 48 years, died
suddenly Monday morning about 10 o’clock with a heart
attack. He had been in failing health for some time, but
his condition was not thought to be serious. Mr. Kumke
had been to town Monday morning and feeling badly,
returned home. After getting out of the automobile to go
into the house, he fell, dying within a few moments. The
funeral will be held from the family home, 637 North
Thirteenth street, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock
with burial in Oakwood cemetery.
Mr. Kumke was born in Thorn, Germany and came to America
when 12 years of age.
The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Lewis E.
Dugger, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of
which Mr. Kumke was a member.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Karl Kumke, Corsicana;
one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Thorn, Corsicana; three
sisters, Mrs. Ida Lang, Mrs. Hulda Markle and Mrs. James
Smith, all of Houston, and numerous other relatives who
reside in Houston. He was a brother of the late Mrs. W.
H. Barth of Corsicana.
The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral
Mr. Kumke was well known, especially among the older
residents of Corsicana. He was connected with the Barth
Market for many years. During the past several years he
had not been active in business circles of the city, due
to the condition of his health.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, September 30, 1929
- Submitted by
- Born in Germany h/o Antonia (Fricke) Kumke
married Feb. 1, 1898 s/o Carl A. Kumke and Rosalie
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EMIL C. KUMKE ARE HELD TUESDAY
Funeral services for Emil C. Kumke, 69, who died
with a heart attack Monday morning at 10 o’clock,
were held from the family home, 637 North Thirteenth
street Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial
in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by
Rev. Louis E. Dugger, pastor of the Cumberland,
Presbyterian church, of which Mr. Kumke was a
Mr. Kumke was born in Germany but came to America
when 12 years of age. He had resided in Corsicana
for 48 years. He was connected with the Barth market
for many years, but had not been active in business
for the past several years.
Mr. Kumke went to town Monday morning. He felt badly
and returned home, falling before reaching the house
from the car, dying almost instantly.
Surviving are his wife, one son, Karl Kumke,
Corsicana; one daughter, Mrs. Thelma Thorn,
Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Lang, Mrs. Hulda
Markle, and Mrs. James Smith, all of Houston, and a
number of other relatives in Houston.
Pallbearers were R. B. White, Dallas; John H. Lang,
Houston; Fred Fricke, Dallas; A. Fricke, Dallas;
Fred Tomek, Dallas, and Ed Wagnopski, Houston.
The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral
Jean (Tidwell) Winters
May 13, 1931 - Feb 24, 2016
Jean Winters was born May 13, 1931 and passed from this
earth on Feb. 24th, 2016. Connie was the fourth of seven
children born to David and Cecil Tidwell of Ft. Worth.
Connie was born in Granbury, and attended Neri School, later
moving to Ft. Worth attending Paschal High School.
Connie met the love of her life, Willie Winters while
attending a hot rod race with her brother Joe Tidwell.
Connie and Willie were married on Oct. 1, 1948.
Connie was a tireless worker, working several jobs and later
after her husband Willie became employed by Humble Oil, the
couple and their two daughters Darlene and Ann moved to
Tyler and lived in different locations throughout East
In 1963 the family moved to Corsicana to own and operate the
Humble Gasoline distributorship and later in 1971 becoming
the first Shell Oil Jobbers in Corsicana, working until
their retirement in 2002.
Connie was the bookkeeper and scorekeeper for the business
working faithfully for over 40 years beside her husband
Willie. Having not attended school past high school, Connie
was adamant about her children and grandchildren attending
school encouraging all of them to attend college and finish,
of which they all did. Connie's generosity was unparalleled
helping family and friends whenever there was a need.
Connie and Willie were faithful members of the Westhill
Church of Christ for over 50 years. She was a member of the
Kinsloe House, serving as treasurer of Kinsloe House and the
Literary Club, she also served as Pink Lady with the
hospital for many years.
She is survived by her 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 Baker and husband Silas and Oliver
Jackson; six great grandchildren, Charlie and Calame Judson,
Jocelyn and Dakota Judson, Leo and Alfie Baker.
She is also survived by her loving sister Patsy Reed and
husband Charles; brother Kenneth Tidwell and wife Ruby; a
sister in law Shirley Perry and husband Weldon, and a host
of nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers,
Garland, Joe and David Tidwell; a sister Billie Ruth Miller;
and her husband Willie Winters since Dec. 19, 2015.
Much thanks is given to caretakers at Heritage Oaks West,
Kathy Pruitt, Angela Kurney and her staff of caretakers.
A time of visitation will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27,
2016 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the
Funeral Service to follow at 11 a.m., Mr. Sam Dilbeck will
be the officiator.
Interment will follow in
Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Matt Judson, Jody Judson, Jim Jackson,
Oliver Jackson, Clay Jackson, Silas Baker, Brian Butler and
Ebenezer Wiley Johnson
May 5, 1844 - Dec 23, 1924
At Bedside of Their Father.
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Johnson, Mr. Ernest Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Dave
McKee of Dallas, Mr. Douglas Johnson and Miss Minnie Johnson of
Houston are now at the bedside of their father, Mr. E. Wiley
Johnson, who was stricken with paralysis about noon Saturday.
Hon. Luther Johnson left Washington, D. C. immediately upon
receiving the message. Two nephews from Hubbard arrived
yesterday. The hearts of all Corsicana go out in deepest
sympathy to the heart broken wife and each member of the devoted
E. WILEY JOHNSON PASSED AWAY TODAY AT AN EARLY HOUR
FUNERAL TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 3RD AVE
E. Wiley Johnson, aged 80 years, died Tuesday morning at
3:40 o’clock at the family home on West Sixth Avenue
following a stroke of paralysis with which he was stricken
Saturday at noon. The funeral will take place from the Third
Avenue Presbyterian church with burial in Oakwood
The Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the church, will conduct
The pall bearers will consist of the official board of the
Third Avenue Presbyterian Church, other than the relatives
of the deceased, as follows: L. H. Lee, F. N. Drane, S. M.
Kerr, Cal E. Kerr, W. E. Pugh, B. L. Finch, W. R. Presley,
H. D. Fillers, C. W. Taylor, Mark DeWitt, Robt. Stell, J. A.
Jarrell, R. N. Elliott, R. E. Prince, A. S. Vann, Dr. Harry
Ezell, Ralph Stell, A. G. Elliott, Donald Smith, H. E.
Wassell, Herbert Gribble, Wm. Boltz, J. M. Pugh.
E. Wiley Johnson was born at Red Clay, Georgia, May 5, 1844.
He was the son of Rev. James Johnson and wife, Martha M.
Johnson, his father being one of the pioneer preachers of
the Cumberland Presbyterian church in Eastern Tennessee and
later in Texas. His parents moved from Georgia to London,
Tennessee, when Mr. Johnson was only nine years old. Here he
received his education, served in the Confederate army and
six months after the war was over, in company of his three
brothers and thousands of other proud old Southern families
rendered penniless by the war, he moved to Texas.
The four Johnson brothers, Sam, Jerry, Doug, and Wiley,
reached Texas in the fall of 1865, stopping for a short
while in Hill county, but settling at Dresden, Navarro
county, which at that time was one of the most promising
towns in Central Texas. Here the first Johnson Brothers
Store was founded. The same firm name to be continued for
over fifty years in Navarro county.
In 1870 he married Miss Fannie McMillan, a native of Navarro
county and the daughter of A. C. McMillan, one of the early
With the coming of the Houston & Texas Central Railroad to
Corsicana in the early seventies the fate of Dresden was
sealed. Corsicana thereafter becoming the metropolis of
Navarro county. Since 1875, or for forty-nine years, Wiley
Johnson was a citizen of Corsicana, coming here upon the
opening of the new store at that time. For half a century he
had been interested and active in the mercantile and banking
interests of Navarro county. He was one of the original
vice-presidents of the Corsicana National Bank and at the
time of his death he was vice-president of the Central State
Bank of Corsicana. Upon his retirement from active
mercantile pursuits, he maintained a supervising interest in
the Johnson Clothing Company, founded by his sons, which
interest continued until the day of his death.
For sixty-seven years Wiley Johnson was a member of the
Presbyterian church. He was constituted a Ruling Elder in
the Cumberland Presbyterian church in the Dresden community
in 1870, shortly after his marriage, and served continuously
and faithfully in that capacity for over a half a century
covering his membership in that congregation and the church
at Corsicana, now the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.
At the age of twenty-one, Wiley Johnson was made a Master
Mason and soon thereafter was Worshipful Master of the
Dresden Lodge. He was president of the first Y. M. C. A.
ever organized in Corsicana. Under Governor Culberson he
served as a trustee of the State Orphans Home. For many
years he has been active in the religious, business and
civic life of the community and his loss will be keenly
He leaves a large family consisting of thirty-seven members,
including his wife, nine children, his sons-in-law, and
daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
The children are as follows: Congressman Luther A. Johnson,
of Corsicana; Ernest N. and W. Hugh Johnson of Dallas; R.
Douglas Johnson, treasurer Federal Land Bank at Houston;
Wiley Neil Johnson, Corsicana; Mrs. Chris L. Knox, and Mrs.
W. Perry McCammon, Corsicana; Mrs. N. David McKee of Dallas;
Miss Minnie Johnson of Corsicana.
Nothing so pleased him as to have a happy reunion of his
happy family and often such gatherings were had. The most
notable of these was the celebration of the Golden Wedding
Anniversary in 1920. During the fifty-four years this couple
lived together in absolute harmony, they kept house
continuously and occupied but four different homes in that
At one of the family gatherings the following verse written
by one of his grandchildren, Katherine L. Johnson, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Johnson was read by the author which
evidenced the love and esteem in which the grandfather was
held by all the grandchildren:
“To My Grandfather”
If my Daddy’s like his Daddy by the time he’s sixty-three,
I know just what a wonder my own Daddy will be.
My Daddy’s good position shows as treasurer of a bank,
He’s getting like his Daddy in that honorary rank.
If a fairy asked me: “Katherine what can I do for you?”
“I’ll le you make a wish today that surely will come true.”
I wouldn’t wish for money, nor an actor’s world-wide fame,
But that my Daddy will be like his Daddy in mind and soul
----Katherine L. Johnson, 1922.
The four Johnson brothers who moved to Texas from Tennessee
in 1865 have contributed much to their adopted State. Capt.
S. J. T. Johnson lived to the ripe old age of 84, Jerry M.
Johnson lived to be 86 and now Wiley Johnson, the youngest
has passed away at 80. The sole survivor of the four
brothers, W. Douglas Johnson is now 82 years of age and
resides on his farm holdings near Dresden—their starting
point in Texas. Thus it will be seen that the average age of
sturdy pioneers exceeded 83.
No citizen was ever more universally beloved in his
community than Wiley Johnson. He had not an enemy in the
world. To know him was to love him. His great heart went out
to all men in all walks of life. If he could not speak well
of his fellow man he would forever remain silent. Kindness
was the law of his life. Naturally of a quiet modest
disposition he cared not for power or place. He left not
behind great fame or fortune but what is more important and
more enduring than great wealth or marble shafts, he left
behind a good name, the wonderful example of a true
Christian husband, father and citizen, the influence of
whose noble life will go on and on forever.
His death has cast a great pall of sorrow over the entire
community and the citizenship of Corsicana and Navarro
county will join in extending heartfelt sympathy to the
bereaved family. His passing is all more sad coming at this
season of the year when all Christendom is celebrating the
joyous coming of Christ but even though the Christmas time
will be sad in this home the sentiment of the season will
further instill in the hearts of those made sad by death
that the Savior was born to save others and that the
departed has gone to his reward earned by his useful and
Christian life where he will await the coming of his loved
The Central State Bank will be closed during the morning
hours Wednesday in honor of Mr. Johnson, the business of the
bank to be resumed at noon. The Johnson Clothing Company
will also be closed during the funeral.
All the Corsicana banks will be closed during the funeral
CITIZEN IS LAID AT REST TODAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY
LARGE ATTENDANCE AT FUNERAL OF E. W. JOHNSON
The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.
With the chancel overflowing in a profusion of
wreaths and flowers, and the casket laden with
the offerings of love and esteem hundreds
gathered to pay homage to the memory of E. Wiley
Johnson, who died at his home Tuesday, in
impressive funeral ceremonies held at the Third
Avenue Presbyterian church Wednesday morning, as
Rev. I. T. Jones, pastor of the church, uttered
the reassuring words of the New Testament
The church auditorium was crowded with relatives
and friends and neighbors of the deceased and
his family, while the church octette,
accompanied by the soft and low tones of the
church organ sang, “Abide With Me.”
Rev. Mr. Jones reviewed briefly the Christian
career of the deceased, stating it was a funeral
in which numerous appropriate Scriptures readily
were suggested. He said in the closing of the
earthly life of the deceased death was seen at
its best, in which there was no fear, that he
had lived with God through the long years and it
was an occasion of emulating by following in His
footsteps. He pictured in the life just lived
like that of Paul who had kept the faith, fought
a good fight, and there was laid up for him a
crown of righteousness.
The minister spoke of the long years Mr. Johnson
had lived in the community and his valuable
services as a citizen as well as a consistent
Christian. Voicing words of comfort to the
bereaved he urged others to follow in the
footsteps of the deceased whose battlefield was
Following the last prayer and song the funeral
cortege proceeded to the Oakwood
at high noon the casket was lowered into the
Pallbearers were the members of the church
E. WILEY JOHNSON IS CALLED BY DEATH
TEXAS PIONEER ANSWERS SIMMONS AT HOME IN CORSICANA
CORSICANA, Texas, Dec. 23 - E. Wiley Johnson, 80 years old,
died Tuesday morning at 3:40 o'clock at the family home on West
Sixth avenue, after suffering from a stroke of paralysis since
Saturday at noon. The funeral will take place Wednesday
morning at 10:30 o'clock from the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church
with burial in
The Rev Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the church, will condct the
E. Wiley Johnson was born at Red Clay, Ga., May 5, 1844. He was the
son of the Rev. James Johnson and wife, Martha M. Johnson, his
father being one of the pioneer preachers of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church in Eastern Tennessee and later in Texas.
His parents moved from Georgia to London, Tenn., when Mr. Johnson
was only 9 years old. Here he received his education, served
in the Confederate Army and six months after the war was over, in
company with his three brothers, he moved to Texas.
The four Johnson brothers, Sam, Jerry Doug and Wiley, reached Texas
in the fall of 1865, stopping for a short while in Hill County, but
settling at Dresden, Navarro County, which at that time was one of
the most promising towns in Central Texas. Here the first Johnson
Bros. Store was founded, the same firm name to be continued for over
fifty years in Navarro County.
In 1870 he married Miss Fannie McMillan, a native of Navarro County
and daughter of A. C. McMillan, one of the early Texas pioneers.
With the coming of the Houston & Texas Central Railway to Corsicana
in the early '70s, the fate of Dresden was sealed, Corsicana
thereafter becoming the metropolis of Navarro County. Since 1875 or
for forty-nine years, Wiley Johnson was a citizen of Corsicana,
coming here upon the opening of the new store at that time. FOr half
a century he has been interested and active in the mercantile and
banking interests of Navarro County. He was one of the
original vice presidents of the Corsicana National Bank and at the
time of his death, he was vice president of the Central State Bank
of Corsicana. Before his retirement from active mercantile pursuits,
he maintained a supervising interest on the Johnson Clothing
Company, founded by his sons, which interest continued until the day
of his death.
For sixty-seven years Wiley Johnson was a member of the Presbyterian
Church. He was consultuted a ruling elder in the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church in the Dresden community in 1870, shortly after
his marriage, and served continuously and faithfully in that
capacity for over half a century covering his membership in that
congregation and the church at Corsicana now the Third Avenue
At the age of 21, Wiley Johnson was made a master Mason and soon
thereafter was worshipful master of the Dresden Lodge. He was the
president of the first Y. M. C. A. ever organized in Corsicana.
Under Gov. Culberson he served as a trustee of the State Orphans'
Home. For many years he has been active in the religious, business
and civic life of the community.
He leaves a large family, consisting of thirty-seven members,
including his wife, nine children, his sons-in-law and
daughters-in-law, grandchildren and one great-grandchild. The
children are as follows: Congressman Luther A. Johnson of Corsicana,
Ernest N. and W. Hugh Johnson of Dallas, R. Douglas Johnson,
treasurer of Federal Land Bank, Houston; Wiley Neil Johnson,
Corsicana; Mrs. Chris L. Knox and Mrs. W. Perry McCammon, Corsicana;
Mrs. N. David McKee of Dallas; Miss Minnie Johnson of Corsicana.
The four Johnson brothers who moved to Texas from Tennessee in 1865
have contributed much to their adopted State. Capt. S. J. T. Johnson
lived to the ripe old age of 84, Jerry M. Johnson lived to be 86 and
now Wiley Johnson, the youngest, has passed away at 80. The sole
survivor of the four brothers, W. Douglas Johnson, is now 82 years
of age and resides on his farm holdings near old Dresden - their
starting point in Texas. The average of these sturdy pioneers
Aug 23, 1926 - Oct 21, 2006
M. Tucker, 80 of Baytown, past away peacefully on Saturday,
October 21, 2006. Born on August 23, 1926 in Norris City,
Illinois, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Violet
Viola Mann Maddox. She married William Wayne Tucker on July
18, 1949 in Henderson, KY. She was a longtime member of
Grace United Methodist Church.
Preceded in death by her husband, Aileen is survived by her
two daughters, Carolyn Longbotham and husband, Gerald of
Baytown, and Nancy Lynn Tucker of San Antonio; grandson,
Brent Longbotham of Baytown; sister and brother-in-law,
Lynda Lu and C.G. Hudgins of Baytown, sister-in-law, Mary
Tucker, nephews Bruce Hudgins and Gary Hudgins of Baytown,
and Robert Lee Tucker Jr. of Omaha, NE, nieces, Susan
Thompson of Bossier City, LA, Pam Thompson of Lincoln, NE,
Julie Swaney of Seymore IN, and Brenda Holmquist of Burwell,
NE, and aunt, Beulah Hill of Norris City, IL.
Her family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday,
October 23, 2006 at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home, 6123
Garth Road-Baytown. Funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, at
Grace United Methodist Church, 304 N. Pruett, Pastor Karl
Tewold officiating. Interment will be at
in Corsicana, Texas.
Special thanks to the caregivers Melissa Crowley, Jeannette
Daily, Becky Parmley, Karen Smith, Peggy Thomas and the Swan
- Submitted by
- d/o Charles W. Maddox & Violet Viola (Mann) Maddox
Alvis Dewey "Dan" Tucker,
Feb 20, 1902 - Nov 5, 1951
Dan Tucker Dies Monday Morning
Alvis Dewey (Dan) Tucker, 49, died at the P. and S. Hospital
early Monday morning following a few hours illness.
Tucker was a member of the automotive firm of Tucker Bros.,
South Main Street and west Seventh Avenue, and was well-known in
business and other circles here.
Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Monday afternoon
pending the arrival of relatives.
Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, A. D. Tucker, Jr.,
Corsicana, and Ronald Tucker, U. S. Army; a daughter, Mrs. D. B.
Talley, Corsicana; four brothers, Reuben Tucker, Corsicana;
Albert, Ike and Bruce Tucker, all of Baytown; three sisters,
Mrs. Ed Howell, Corsicana; Mrs. E. E. Stark, Grand Prairie, and
Mrs. James Page, Wellsville, N. Y.; two grandchildren, and other
Corley will direct.
Dan Tucker Rites Held On Thursday
Funeral services for Alvis Dewey (Dan) Tucker, 49, who died
early Monday at the P. and S. Hospital, were held at 2:30
p.m. Thursday from the Petty’s Chapel Baptist church.
The rites were conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of
the Fellowship Baptist church, and Rev. S. E. Hopkins.
Graveside rites at
Oakwood Cemetery were conducted by Corsicana Lodge No.
174, A. F. and A. M.
Tucker was a member of the Tucker Brothers firm and had been
prominent in business and other circles here for years.
Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, A. D. Tucker,
Jr., Corsicana. And Ronald Tucker, U. S. Army, Germany; a
daughter, Mrs. B. D. Talley, Corsicana; four brothers,
Reuben Tucker, Corsicana; Albert, Ike and Bruce Tucker, all
of Bay Town; three sisters, Mrs. Ed Howell, Corsicana; Mrs.
E. E. Stark, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. James Page, Wellsville,
N. Y.; two grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were A. A. Cox, Bill Roper, Sam Gordon, Rex
Bailey, Bob Townes, Lewis Foster, George Bush, Lloyd
Chambliss and Dr. Jack McKinney,.
Cornelia Estelle (Sheets) Tucker
Nov 28, 1905 - Aug 11, 1966
Rites Saturday For Mrs. Tucker
Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Tucker, 60, found dead
of a heart attack at the family home, 2011 West Second
avenue, Thursday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from
the Eleventh avenue Methodist church with burial in
Oakwood Cemetery, Rev. Robert Walker, pastor and Rev.
Homer Cox will conduct the services.
Mrs. Tucker was a receptionist at Memorial hospital. She
was a native of Chatfield.
She was a member of Eleventh Avenue Methodist church and
the Rebekah Lodge.
Surviving are two sons, A. D. Tucker, Jr. and Ronald
Tucker, a daughter, Mrs. B. D. Talley, all of Corsicana;
six grandchildren; a brother, Jim Sheets, Grandview;
three sisters, Mrs. Annie Guynes, Albuquerque, N. M.;
Mrs. Linnie Tucker, Pampa, and Mrs. Maud DeBrook,
Kilgore, and other relatives.
Pallbearers will be W. A. McPherson, Aubrey Fincher, J.
L. Ellett, John Garner, Oscar Travis, Lewis Foster, T.
L. Gragg and Sam Gordon.
Corley will direct.
Billy Bruce Tucker
Apr 18, 1927 - Jan 19, 1949
Former Resident Meets Accidental Death At Houston
Billy Bruce Tucker, 21, who was reared in the
Petty’s Chapel community, was killed Wednesday night
about 10 o’clock while at work in a railroad
switchyard in Houston, according to information
received by relatives here Thursday morning. Details
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce
Tucker, Houston, formerly of Petty’s Chapel; two
sisters, Doris and Linda Lou Tucker; two brothers,
Robert and Wayne Tucker; grandmother, Mrs. W. I.
Tucker, Petty’s Chapel, and other relatives.
The body will be returned to Corsicana for burial,
relatives said, but funeral arrangements were
incomplete early Thursday afternoon.
Rites Saturday For Victim Of Train Accident
Funeral services for Billy Bruce Tucker, 21,
Southern Pacific Lines switchman in Houston,
formerly of Petty’s Chapel, instantly killed
Wednesday night when run over by a locomotive in
Houston, will be held here Saturday afternoon at
2 o’clock, with burial in
Tucker was at a switch with his back to the
engine, according to reports from Houston,
entering the switch. His body was severed and
the left hand was cut off.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. B.
Tucker, Houston, two sisters, Miss Doris Tucker
and Miss Lynda Lu Tucker, Houston; two brothers,
Robert L. Tucker, Whitford, Pa., and Wayne
Tucker, Seymore, Ind.; grandmother, Mrs. W. I.
Tucker, Corsicana and other relatives.
The body arrived in Corsicana Friday afternoon
at 12:23 o’clock in the Southern Pacific Lines.
He was a member of Bayou City Lodge of Railroad
Pallbearers will be Harry Liams, Jr., John Hugh
Howell, Ronald Tucker, Jerry Page , Billy
Turner, James Guy Smith and Hollis Watson.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
BILLY B. TUCKER FUNERAL SERVICES HELD
Funeral services for Billy Bruce Tucker, 21,
Southern Pacific Lines brakeman, fatally
injured Wednesday night while at work in the
Englewood yards at Houston, were held from
the Corley Funeral Chapel here Saturday
afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted
by Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the
Fellowship Baptist church.
The young man, reared in the Petty’s Chapel
community near Corsicana, had been on the
job as a brakeman only two months. He
stepped off the back of his engine to throw
a switch, according to information received
here, and did not see the huge locomotive
that backed over him.
Tucker and Miss Edna Herzog, who operates a
dance studio in Houston, were to have been
married in July.
Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
B. Tucker, Houston, formerly of Corsicana;
two sisters, Doris and Lynda Lou Tucker,
both of Houston; two brothers, Wayne Tucker,
Seymour, Ind., and Robert L. Tucker,
Whitford, Pa.; grandmother, Mrs. W. I.
Tucker, Route r, Corsicana, and other
Pallbearers were Harry Liams, Jr.; John Hugh
Howell, Roland Tucker, Jerry Page, Billy
Turner, James Guy Smith, and Hollis Watson.
James Ira Tucker
Oct 17, 1889 - Mar 13, 1962
Hold Services For J. I. Tucker
Funeral services for J. I. Tucker, who
died here Tuesday were held Wednesday at
2 p.m. from the Corley chapel with Rev.
Bruce Hibbitt, pastor, Missionary
Baptist church, officiating. Interment
Tucker, 72, had resided in Corsicana 50
years, coming her from Pittsburgh,
Texas, where he had resided 16 years. He
was a tailor.
He was born Oct. 17, 1889.
Surviving are his widow of Corsicana;
two sisters, Mrs. Moncus Warrick and
Mrs. Annie Lindley, both of Pittsburg;
two nephews, one niece and other
Pallbearers were C. O. Curington, Dez
Green, Earl Presley, Lynn Spencer, Roy
Alderman, T. E. Irvin and Johnnie Brown.
Kittie Clyde (Wallace) Tucker
Mar 22, 1890 - Oct 24, 1971
Funeral services will be held at 2
p.m. Tuesday in the Corley Funeral
Home Chapel for Mrs. Kittie Clyde
Wallace Tucker, 81, who died Sunday
at Memorial Hospital. Burial will be
A native and life-long resident of
Corsicana, Mrs. Tucker was a member
of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are a niece, Mrs. Bob
Walker of Dallas; three cousins,
Mrs. Owen Beeman and Ray Alderman of
Corsicana and Mrs. John Dillon of
Dallas; one great-nephew, Dennis
Beach of Callas; two sisters-in-law,
Mrs. Annie Lindley and Mrs. Lu Mae
Worrick of Pittsburg, Texas; and
Pallbearers will be Johnny Brown,
Vic Howell, C. O. Curington, Dez
Green, T. E. Irvin and William
Sarah Elvira (Spence) Tucker
Jul 18, 1878 - Apr 11, 1949
Mrs. W. I. Tucker Dies With
Heart Attack Monday
Mrs. W. I. Tucker, Sr., aged 70
years, died of a heart attack
early Monday morning a few
minutes after arriving at the P.
and S. Hospital.
Funeral services will be held
from Petty’s Chapel Baptist
church Tuesday afternoon at 4
o’clock. Burial will be in
Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will
be conducted by Rev. A. J.
Kirkland, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church, and
Rev. W. A. Reeves.
A native of Alabama, Mrs. Tucker
had resided in this vicinity for
Surviving are five sons, Dan,
Reuben and W. I. Tucker, Jr.,
all of Corsicana; Bruce Tucker,
Houston, and Albert Tucker,
Baytown; three daughters, Mrs.
W. C. Ralston and Mrs. E. M.
Howell, both of Corsicana, and
Mrs. Edward Stark, Cleburne; a
brother, F. R. Spence, Houston;
a sister, Mrs. Dock Russell,
Corsicana, and a number of
grandchildren and other
Grandsons will be pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home will direct.
Mrs. W. I. Tucker Funeral
Rites Held On Tuesday
Funeral services for Mrs. W.
I. Tucker, Sr., 70, who died
with a heart attack at an
early hour Monday, were held
from the Petty’s Chapel
Baptist church Tuesday
afternoon at 4 o’clock.
Burial was in Oakwood
cemetery. The rites were
conducted by Rev. A. J.
Kirkland, pastor of the
Missionary Baptist church
and Rev. W. A. Reeves.
A native of Alabama, Mrs.
Tucker had resided in this
vicinity most of her life.
Surviving are five sons,
Dan, Reuben, and W. I.
Tucker, Jr., all of
Corsicana, Bruce Tucker,
Houston, and Albert Tucker,
Baytown; three daughters,
Mrs. W. C. Ralston and Mrs.
E. M. Howell, both of
Corsicana, and Mrs. Edward
Stark, Cleburne; a brother,
F. R. Spence, Houston; a
sister, Mrs. Dock Russell,
Corsicana, and a number of
grandchildren and other
Grandsons were pallbearers.
Corley Funeral Home
Ernest Eldon “Bubba”
Dec 29, 1941 - Feb 28,
services for Ernest Eldon Hiler, 74, of Wills Point, are
scheduled for 10:00 AM Saturday, March 5, 2016, at New
Release Fellowship Baptist Church in Wills Point with
Brother Wade Garrett officiating. Services are under the
direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.
Eldon “Bubba” passed away at his home on February 28, 2016
Eldon “Bubba” Hiler was born on December 29, 1941, in
Blooming Grove, Texas to parents, Ernest Lilburn Hiler and
Pauline Wilson. After graduation from Blooming Grove High
School, Eldon attended Navarro Jr. College and UT Arlington
to further his education. He met Francine Allen while
working at Texas Instruments, and in time they married on
April 25, 1964, in Blooming Grove, Texas. He and Francine
moved to Wills Point in 1977, where they raised their family
and have been an active part of the community.
Eldon was a member of New Release Fellowship Baptist Church
in Wills Point. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and was an avid
fan of all sports; however, especially dear to him were the
sports his grandchildren were involved in. He rarely missed
an event that his children or grandchildren were involved
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Pauline
Hiler, his mother-in-law Alma Allen, his father-in-law
Willie C. Allen, and his brother-in-law Willie Dean Allen.
Eldon is survived by his wife Francine Hiler, his daughter
Janna Ramsey and husband Chad, his son Russell Hiler and
wife Tammy, his sister Sandra Callicutt and husband Jack,
his grandchildren Hali Thoele and husband Jacob, Cole Ramsey
and fiancé Jordan Wright, Claire Hiler, Madelin Hiler,
great-grandson Jase Everett Thoele, many nieces and nephews,
and innumerable friends.
He was loved by all.
In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the New
Release Fellowship Baptist Church, 1778 Goodnight Blvd.
Wills Point, TX 75169.
Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home.
- Submitted by
BGHS grad. 1960
- h/o Mary Francine (Allen) Hiler s/o Ernest Lilburn “Red”
Hiler and Pauline (Wilson) Hiler buried in Rose Hill Cemetery,
Blooming Grove, Tx.
Lucy Frances “Fannie” (Hope) Turns
Aug 16, 1865 - Oct 22, 1920
Died Here Yesterday Afternoon.
Mrs. B. T. Turns, aged 55, years, wife of the
proprietor of the Navarro Hotel, died there last
evening at 5 o’clock and the remains were
Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The deceased is survived by her husband and two
children, Mrs. May Tackett, and a son, Lef
Turns, and a brother, William Hogan of Blooming
Grove. She was a member of the first Baptist
Church and was a most excellent woman and had
many friends who sympathize with her family in
the great loss they have sustained. Rev. L. C.
Howell officiated at the funeral and numerous
friends attended the funeral services.
Willie (Lea) Tuttle
May 16, 1882 - Oct 24, 1962
Thursday Rites For Mrs. Tuttle
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Lea Tuttle, 80,
Corsicana native, widow of the late H. E.
Tuttle, who died in Navarro Clinic Wednesday,
were held from the St. John’s Episcopal Church
Thursday at 10 a.m., of which she was a member.
The rites were conducted by Very Rev. Sam B.
Hulsey, rector of the church. Burial was in
Surviving are a grandson, David P. McConnell,
St. Louis, Mo.; two nieces, Mrs. John A.
McCurdy, Austin, and Mrs. W. E. Crump, Wichita
Falls; three nephews, Preston J. Lea, Jr.,
Midland; Dr. Austin W. Lea, Kentfield, Calif.,
and Walter M. Lea, Denton; a sister-in-law, Mrs.
Preston J. Lea, Wichita Falls.
Vestrymen were pallbearers.
Lettie E. (Red)
Jun. 8, 1855 - Jan. 19, 1923
Good Woman Passed Away.
Mrs. J. R. Tyner, aged 67, died at the family
home near Roane yesterday afternoon at 1
o’clock, and the remains were interred in
Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock, after
services conducted by Rev. Mr. Weaver. The
deceased is survived by her husband and several
children and step-children. She was an exceeding
popular Christian woman and a host of friends
join her family In their sorrow.
Aug 28, 1879 - Nov 5, 1962
Sol Tyner, 83, Rites Tuesday
Sol Tyner, 83, native of Wortham, retired farmer
and city employe, died Monday in Memorial
Funeral services were to be held from the Corley
Chapel Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. with burial in
Oakwood cemetery. The rites were to be conducted
by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First
Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Mrs. G. E.
Sanders, Corsicana; a son, Ermon Tyner, San
Angelo; three grandchildren, five
great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Mary
Nichols, Corsicana; a brother, Boss Tyner,
Palmer, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were to be Silas G. Fry, Currie
Butler, Robert Bryant, J. W. Watkins, O. D.
Montgomery, W. H. Jeter and Wm. P. Harwell.
May 17, 1913 - Mar. 17, 1917
The Death Angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Purifoy last Sunday afternoon and claimed their
baby girl, Odessa, who was not quite
four-years-old. She was ill only a short time.
We know it is hard to have to part with your
baby, but the Lord thought it best to take her
to live with him, where there will be no more
pain and sorrow. Just think of the suffering
this little one has missed. She leaves a father,
mother, three brothers and two sisters to mourn
her loss. The remains were laid to rest Monday
afternoon at 2 o’clock in the
Prairie Point Cemetery.
Franklin Augustus “Frank” Hawkins
Jan 26, 1894 - Jul 21, 1918
NAVARRO COUNTY BOY DEAD
Passed Away At Great Lakes Monday Night.
Frank A. Hawkins, son of N. T. Hawkins of Brown
Valley, died at the Great Lakes Naval training
station near Chicago, Monday night and the
remains will reach here over the Cotton Belt
tomorrow afternoon at 5:30 and the funeral will
take place from the depot, with interment in the
near Bazette. The deceased was one of three
brothers who went to the navy from this county
as volunteers and the other two are still in
training at the Great Lakes. The deceased was
well known in the section of the county where he
lived and was highly esteemed by all, and a
large circle of friends will sympathize with his
parents in the loss of one of their sailor sons.
Remains Arrived Last Night.
The remains of Frank Hawkins, son of N. T.
Hawkins of Brown Valley, arrived last night from
the Great Lakes, Chicago, and were interred at
the Prairie Point
today. The remains were accompanied home by the
wife of the deceased, and his two brothers,
Luther and Will Hawkins. The young man, who was
in training along with his brothers, at the
Great Lakes Naval school, was killed in an auto
accident when a freight train backed into an
auto in which he and two other sailors were
riding and all were killed.
George Thomas Voss
Sep. 12, 1899 - May 14, 1977
G. T. Voss
Services were to be 2 p.m. Monday at the Griffin
Funeral Home Chapel for George T. Voss, 77,
resident of Roane, who died Saturdsy night at
The Rev. Gary Colburn was to officiate, with
burial following at
Survivors include a son, George B. Voss of
Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Perry
of Powell, Mrs. Bobbie Ware of Corsicana, and
Mrs. Nancy Thatcher of Grand Saline; 14
grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a
sister, Mrs. Hubert Elder of Corsicana.
Pallbearers were to be Ronnie Ogburn, Lee Hosley,
Royce Bancroft, Jimmy Ware, Jerry Ware, and
Jan 16, 1916 - May 28, 1918
Died Here This Morning
Dorris Ford, aged two years and four months,
died at the family home on South Sixteenth
street at 8 o’clock this morning, and the
remains were interred late this afternoon at
near Kerens. The deceased was the son of Mr. and
Mrs. E. B. Ford.
Frankie Helen Lowe
Apr 29, 1910 - Jul 17, 1918
Funeral Took Place This Morning.
The remains of Helen, the eight year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Lowe, who died at
Sour Lake yesterday morning, reached here this
morning at 5 o’clock and the funeral was held
from the residence of W. C. Terry, 1701 West
Seventh avenue at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Mr.
Cunningham of Sour Lake officiating and Messrs.
J. C. Wilson, W. R. Smith, C. O. Dale, D. P.
Smith, S. J. Rogers and R. P. McEntire acted as
pall bearers. A good procession followed the
and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
of W. C.
Jan 1, 1885 - Nov 26, 1956
Mrs. Harvey Lowe Rites Wednesday
Funeral services for Mrs. Harvey Lowe of Sour
Lake, who died in Beaumont Monday night, were
held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.
Burial was in
The rites were conducted by Dr. D. L. McCree,
Corsicana Methodist district superintendent.
Mrs. Lowe was a Corsicana resident prior to
moving to Sour Lake in 1915.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Helen Stewart, San
Diego, Calif.; four nephews, Jack and Wade Lowe,
both of Beaumont, Talmage Vandiver, Joshua, and
Lloyd Chambliss, Corsicana; a niece, Mrs. Claude
McNutt, Ardmore, Okla.; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Lloyd Chambliss, Wade Lowe,
Jack Lowe, Talmadge Vandiver, Charles Lunn and
Randshaw “Dee” Lowe
Aug 25, 1878 - Jun 8, 1951
Services Sunday for D. R. Lowe
Funeral services for D. R. Lowe, 72, formerly of
Corsicana, who died in a Galveston hospital
Friday were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday
at 3 p.m.
The rites were conducted by Dr. Chet C. Henson,
pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was
The family moved to Sour Lake from Corsicana in
Surviving are his wife of Sour Lake; two
sisters, Mrs. J. M. Chambliss and Mrs. Walter
Little, both of Corsicana; and several nieces
Pallbearers were Walter Hayes, G. H.
Blankenship, Mack Bell, Robert Lowe, Morgan
Lowe, Chester Lowe and Charlie Lunn.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Monday, June 11, 1951
- Submitted by
- 1st wife Ola F. (Ward) Lowe
married Jan. 22, 1905, 2nd wife
Harvie (Riggins) Lowe married Apr.
28, 1909; s/o Thomas J. Lowe &
Frankie (Johnson) Lowe
John Frederick “Johnnie” Hoffman, Jr.
Mar 21, 1895 - Feb 3, 1918
Young Man Passes Away
Johnnie Hoffman, aged 22 years and a young man
highly esteemed for his many fine traits of
character and who was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Hoffman, died at the family home, 920 South
Eighteenth street, Saturday night after an
illness of several days, and the remains were
Oakwood this afternoon, the funeral taking
place from the First Baptist church of which the
deceased was a member, at 3 o’clock, Rev. B. W.
Vining officiating. A large procession followed
the remains to the grave and there were many
beautiful flowers. The pallbearers were: Active,
C. N. Olsen, C. F. Borg, C. A. Middleton,
Eldridge Bonner, Clay Archer, and J. E. Skinner;
Honorary: C. H. DeLafosse, J. S. Millerman,
Cecil Foster, Willie Taylor, J. W. Newton and W.
Jul. 11, 1882 - Sep. 8, 1918
Remains Interred Today.
The remains of the late Mrs. Bertha McKey, wife
of Roy McKey, who died in Dallas Sunday night,
reached here today at noon over the interurban
and the funeral took place from the depot of
that road at 12:30 o’clock, with interment in
A number of friends came down from Dallas with
the family and were joined at the depot here by
a number of Corsicana friends who joined the
funeral procession. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. Glenn Sneed of Oak Cliff,
Dallas, assisted by Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt of
Corsicana. There were many pretty flowers and
the last sad rites were impressive to all who
were in attendance. The deceased, who was
practically reared in Corsicana, was the
daughter of W. F. Elliott, and had many friends
here who are pained at her untimely death.
Died in Dallas Yesterday
The Dallas News of today contains the following deth notice:
“Mrs. Bertha Lee McKey died at her home 705 West Jefferson avenue
yesterday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at the residence
at 10:30 o’clock this morning, following which the body will be
forwarded to Corsicana for burial. Mrs. McKey is survived by her
husband, Roy C. McKey, her father, W. F. Elliott of Corsicana; four
sisters, Mrs. W. E. Hervey, Mrs. Ed Weaver and Miss Ora Elliott, all
of Corsicana, and Mrs. Joe Borg of Bartlesville, Ok., and two
brothers, Ben Elliott and Spencer Elliott of Corsicana. She also
leaves two small children.”
The remains will reach here tomorrow at 12:25 over the Interurban
and the funeral will take place from the Interurban station
immediately following the arrival of the body, with interment in
Feb 20, 1885 - Oct 17, 1972
Mrs. Mamie Smith, 76, Ellis County native and
resident of Dallas the past 24 years, died
Tuesday in Dallas. She was the mother of Mrs. R.
E. Miles of Corsicana.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at
Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert
J. Potts officiating. Burial will be in
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Miles
and Mrs. L. M. Courtney and Mrs., Clota Mae
Wise, both of Dallas; and a number of
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Earl Miles, L. M. Courtney,
J. C. O. Conner, Billy G. Young, Tal Rutledge
and Jimmy Williams.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Thursday at a
local funeral home for Mrs. Mamie Smith, 87, of
Dallas, who died Tuesday in Dallas. She was the
mother of Mrs. R. E. Miles of Corsicana.
Rev. Robt J. Potts officiated and burial was in
Survivors include three daughters and a number
of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
1851 - Jul 20, 1919
Well Known Citizen Dead.
E. McLeod, aged sixty eight years, and for more
than twenty years a resident of Corsicana and
Navarro County, died at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Will Posey, in Wichita Falls
Sunday night, and the remains are to reach her
this afternoon at 6 o’clock on the Interurban
and the funeral will take place from the train,
with interment in
Oakwood. Rev. W. M. Kalton will officiate.
The deceased is survived by six children, Mrs.
Will Posey, Mrs. W. N. Trull and D. A., W. A.,
J. L. and J. P. McLeod, and eighteen
grandchildren. The deceased was a good man and
had many friends who are pained at his death.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Tuesday, July 22, 1919
- Submitted by
- h/o Mary Jane (Burnsides) McLeod married
Aug. 11, 1873 h/o William C. McLeod, Sr. and
Tomsey Ann (Wilson) McLeod
Remains Interred Yesterday.
The remains of the late E. McLeod reached here
yesterday afternoon at 6 o’clock and interment
took place from the interurban depot immediately
after the arrival of the remains. A goodly
number of friends attended the obsequies of this
good man and extended their sympathies to his
May 30, 1854 - Dec. 31, 1914
Mary J. Burnsides was born May 30, 1854, in
South Carolina, and moved from there to Florida
where she was married to Elijah McLeod, August
11, 1873, and died December 31, 1914, at
Corsicana, Texas. To this union was born eleven
children. Seven of those still survive, but four
of them have passed to the great beyond.
Sister McLeod became a member of the Missionary
Baptist church in August, 1874, and for 40 years
her daily walk was guided by a loving Savior.
Sister McLeod was ever ready to lend a helping
hand to those in need, and to speak a kind word
to those she met. To know her was to love her.
Be it resolved, First,
That Antioch Baptist church has lost one of her
devoted members, the father a devoted wife, the
children a loving mother; but we bow ourselves
in humble submission to Him who doeth all things
well. While Sister McLeod lay upon the bed for
six, weeks suffering, she would say she was
ready to go to the home that Jesus had prepared
for her, that her way was perfectly clear, and
told her children to live in a way that they
might be ready to meet her when their work on
earth is finished.
Weep not for mother for she has gone,
Yes, gone to live with Jesus and the ransomed
A body was here and could not remain;
We understand that after a change, was heaven’s
We miss her here,
We miss her every place.
We miss her in God’s house where she would often
That I am a sinner saved by grace
Many words were said
Many prayers were uttered, While she lay
helpless upon the bed,
But when the work was finished
And no tears could be found,
Jesus sent His angels and bore her spirit to a
Be it resolved, second,
That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the
Baptist Progress for publication, a copy be sent
to the bereaved family and a copy spread upon
the minutes of the church.
Done by order of the Antioch Baptist church in
conference May 2, 1915.
W. E. PATTERSON,
D. V. LANGSTON
W. N. TRULL,
MRS. W. N. TRULL,
Mary Ida Jane “Mollie” (Cray) McLeod
1883 - Aug 11, 1926
FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN SATURDAY
MRS. MARY M’LEOD DIED NEAR SAN ANGELO LATE
The remains of Mrs. Mary McLeod, aged 43 years,
seven months and five days, former resident of
Corsicana and Navarro county, who died at the
State Sanitarium, sixteen miles north of San
Angelo late Wednesday, reached Corsicana Friday
morning at 10:50 o’clock and were taken to the
residence of her sister, Mrs. A. M. Aston, 908
East Ninth avenue. The funeral will be held at
Oakwood Cemetery at 10 o’clock Saturday
morning. The services will be conducted by Rev.
Day, Baptist minister of Rice.
Mrs. McLeod was born in Navarro county. She
resided at Angus, Corsicana and Rice. The family
moved to Sanitarium two months and fifteen days
ago for her health.
She is survived by her husband, D. A. McLeod,
three sons, E. W. McLeod, Maurice McLeod and
Forrest McLeod; one grand-child, all of
Sanitarium; father, G. W. Cray, Corsicana; two
brothers, C. T. Cray, Corsicana; H. C. Cray,
Temple; three sisters, Mrs. A. M. Aston,
Corsicana; Mrs. A. B. Barker, Corsicana; Mrs.
Tom Bass, Abilene; and other relatives.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Friday, August 13, 1926
- Submitted by
- w/o D. A. “Dan” McLeod d/o
George Walter Cray, Sr. and Martha
Jane “Mattie” (Aston) Cray buried in
Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx.
May 12, 1842 - Apr. 12, 1918
Died at I. O. O. F. Home.
Mike Zimmerman, inmate of the Odd Fellows Old
People’s Home, died last night and the remains
were interred on the Odd Fellows lot in
Oakwood cemetery this afternoon. The
deceased was a ward of the Fort Worth Lodge.
Thomas Smith Ward
1844 - May 8, 1915
DROPPED DEAD AT KERENS.
Venerable Citizen of County Dies Suddenly Today.
T. S. Ward, aged 73 years, and for more than
thirty years a citizen of the Kerens community,
dropped dead at his home in Kerens today of
The deceased is survived by his widow and six
grown children, Mrs. J. M. McClung, Corsicana;
Mrs. A. J. Albritton of Greenville; Mrs. W. B.
Chitty of Mabank; J. E. Ward of Malakoff; D. E.
Ward of Kerens, and Mrs. F. M. Farris of Rural
Oct 14, 1915 - Jan 7, 1916
DIES AFTER MUCH SUFFERING.
Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roe Burned
The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roe, aged
two months and thirteen days, died at the family
home last night and the remains were taken to
Kerens today for interment.
Two weeks ago today—Christmas morning—while
asleep in front of the gas stove, the little
one’s clothing caught fire while it was alone in
the room and the lower part of its body was so
badly burned that death resulted after two weeks
The parents were accompanied to Kerens this
morning by Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Davis, Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Roe, Mrs. J. R. Curington and W. A
“Altie” (Vanetta) Lott
Aug 18, 1895 - Apr 6, 1917
Died Here Last Night.
Mrs. Lott, wife of O. T. Lott, whose home is
near Kerens, died at the P. & S. Hospital last
night at 3 o’clock, from an attack of
peritonitis, and the remains will be shipped for
interment in the
Lone Prairie Cemetery, tomorrow morning.
The deceased was twenty-two years of age.
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 6, 1917
- Submitted by
- w/o Oscar
Thomas Lott buried
Texas with second
Lott d/o L. T.
Vanetta per death
Dec 04, 1896 - Oct 29, 1918
Died At Rural Shade
Sam McElvaney, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A.
McElvaney, died at Rural Shade Monday night of
pneumonia and the remains were interred there
yesterday. The deceased is survived by his wife,
his parents and several brothers and sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. McElvaney have many friends here
who will sympathize with them in the loss of
John Alfred Burger
Sep 29, 1863 - Apr 12, 1918
Died at Rural Shade.
J. A Burger, an old and highly esteemed citizen
of the Rural Shade community, died at his home
this morning after a long illness, and the
remains will be interred there tomorrow, with
Rev. B. F. Ellis officiating. The deceased is
the father of Alfred Burger, one of the
Corsicana postmen, and a brother-in-law of
Elizabeth (Bates) Lackey
abt 1880 - Oct 30, 1918
Died Near Town Last Night.
Mrs. Belle Lackey died at the family home near
Pleasant Grove, at 8:40 last night after several
days’ illness with influenza and pneumonia. The
deceased was thirty-eight years of age, and is
survived by her husband and seven children. The
funeral took place this afternoon with interment
Nancy Evelyn “Nannie” (Jones) Gage
Dec 28, 1854 - Feb 6, 1918
Esteemed Lady Died Near Town.
Mrs. Nannie Gage, aged 69 years, who lived with
her brother, Rev. Tom Jones, near Cook’s School
House, died last night after a short illness,
and the remains were interred at the
Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. Besides
her brother, the deceased is survived by a
daughter, Mrs. James Franks. She was highly
esteemed by a large circle of friends.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Thursday, February 7, 1918
- Submitted by
Census-1880 living in Navarro county with
Augustus---1900 living with brother, Thomas E. Jones—makes
me think Augustus is also died here.
(daughter is Willow Adeline “Willo” (Gage) Franks
w/o Augustus J. Gage
John W. Jordan
Dec 31, 1849 - Jul 20, 1918
Died Here Last Night
J. W. Jordan, aged 68 years, ten months and ten
days, died at 11 o’clock last night at his home,
922 West Tenth Avenue, after an illness of only
two days, and the remains were interred in the
Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. The
deceased is survived by his wife and several
grown children, all living in Dallas.
Frances L. “Fannie” (Carley) Jordan
May 11, 1859 - Sep 30, 1940
FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. FANNIE JORDAN TUESDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Jordan, aged 81
years, who died in Hillsboro early Monday
morning were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel. Burial was
Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted
by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Second
Mrs. Jordan had made her home with her children
for the past several years. She formerly resided
Surviving are three sons, A. B. Jordan,
Arlington; Edgar Jordan, Corsicana, and Frank
Jordan, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Etta
Gibson, Hillsboro; Mrs. Maude Strother, Houston;
Mrs. Lucy Watts, Corsicana; Mrs. Ethel Boykin
and Mrs. OllieLasell, both of Dallas; thirty-one
grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were George Hardin, Lewis Foster,
Rufus Wigley, Tom Caton, Buster Becton and
Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the
MRS. FANNIE JORDAN DIED IN
HILLSBORO; RITES HERE TUESDAY
Mrs. Fannie Jordan, aged 81 years, died at the home of her
daughters, Mrs. Etta Gibson, at Hillsboro early Monday morning.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from
the Second Baptist church. The rites will be conducted by Rev. E. O.
Stewart, pastor of the church. Burial will be in the
Surviving are three sons, A. B. Jordan, Arlington; Edgar Jordan,
Corsicana, and Frank Jordan, Dallas; five daughters, Mrs. Gibson,
Hillsboro; Mrs. Maude Strother, Houston; Mrs. Ducy Watts, Corsicana;
Mrs. Ethel Boykin and Mrs. Ollie Laselle, both of Dallas; 31
grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be George Hardin, Lewis Foster, Rufus Wigley, Tom
Caton, Buster Becton and Robert Grider.
Sutherland -McCammon Funeral Home is directing arrangements.
Oct 9, 1918 - Oct 15, 1918
Infant Died Last Night.
The infant of Tillman Honea died on North
Thirteenth street last night, and the remains
were interred in the
Hamilton cemetery this afternoon.
Sep 17, 1868 - Jul 15, 1918
GOOD CITIZEN DIED SUDDENLY
Fell Off Ladder and Died Almost Instantly.
Mr. A. W. (Buck) Goodwin, who has been a citizen
of Corsicana for many years, and was highly
esteemed by all who knew him, died suddenly at
Clopton’s planning mill where he was employed
about 3 o’clock this afternoon. Mr. Goodwin was
fixing a door to the planning mill and was about
five feet from the ground on a ladder when
stricken, and fell to the ground. Persons who
saw him fall ran to his assistance at once and
he was picked up and taken to the inside of the
mill where he died in a few moments.
The deceased is survived by his widow and one
son, Curtis, who is one of the Sun carrier boys.
The family home is 1116 Summitt Avenue. The
deceased had a stroke of apoplexy a year ago and
is supposed to have died from a sudden attack of
heart failure. Funeral arrangements have not yet
LATER—the funeral will take place tomorrow at
Remains Interred This Afternoon.
The funeral of the late W. A. (Buck) Goodwin,
who died suddenly yesterday afternoon, took
place this afternoon at 5 o’clock from family
home on Summitt avenue, and was largely
attended. Rev. J. W. Hornbeak officiated and T.
P. Kerr, Jack Haslam, Chas. Hagan, H. C. Nash,
W. A Hammett, W. H. Decherd, J. M. Kerr and A.
H. Piper acted as pallbearers. The deceased was
fifty years of age and had been employed at
Clopton’s Planning Mill for more than twenty
years. He was a member of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church and of the Carpenter’s
Union, and was a quiet, good citizen, and all
who knew him esteemed him very highly. There
were numerous beautiful floral offerings sent by
friends who sympathize with the widow and little
son, who are left to mourn his death.
Out of town relatives here to attend the funeral
were Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Spikes, Mrs. W. A. Baker
and Mrs. C. C. Hamilton of Dallas and Mrs. J. E.
Barnes and Miss Lucy Barnes of Garland.
Sterling W. Rogers
Feb. 17, 1895 - Oct. 28, 1918
Died in Thorp Addition
Sterling N. Rogers, aged twenty three years, son
of Mrs. W. A. rogers died at the family home in
the Thorp addition yesterday afternoon at 6:30
and the remains were interred in
this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Martha Ann “Mattie” (Huff) Rogers
Jul 17, 1851 - Nov 17, 1930
AGED WOMAN DIED HERE LAST NIGHT FUNERAL TUESDAY
Mrs. Mattie A. Rogers, aged 79 years, native of
Alabama, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
J. C. Henson, West Fourteenth avenue in the
Thorpe Addition, Monday night about 10 o’clock
and the funeral was held from the Hanson
residence Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with
cemetery. The funeral services were
conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the
Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Hanson,
Corsicana; Mrs. Flora Brown, Bald Knobb, Ark.;
Mrs. Leona Cross, Lubbock, and Mrs. Andy Jones
Oklahoma; three sons, W. D. Rogers, G. C. Rogers
and J. A. Rogers, all of Corsicana; about ninety
grandchildren, great-grandchildren and
great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, J.
M. Huff, Blooming Grove; and W. S. Huff,
The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon
Mar 11, 1893 - Oct 14, 1918
BURIED AT OAKWOOD TODAY
Mortal Remains of Miss Quida Roderick Laid to
The remains of Miss Quida Roderick were laid
away this morning at
cemetery, the funeral taking place at 10
Some time before the funeral hour a large number
gathered at the house to pay their last respects
to this popular young lady.
There were no services at the house but
following the arrival of the funeral party at
Oakwood the beautiful services of the Episcopal
church were said by the Rector, Rev. H. J.
Ellis, which was followed by a beautiful and
impressive prayer by the Rev. I. T. Jones,
pastor of Third Avenue Presbyterian church.
Appropriate music was rendered by a choir
composed of Mrs. Henry Robbins, Mrs. Luther
Johnson, Misses Alice Mowlam, Minnie Gordon,
Rose Johnson, Rollin Shaw and Mr. Edgar Metcalf
and Mrs. Ressie Miller.
The flowers were numerous and beautiful, there
being many happy designs all of which plainly
demonstrated the love and affection felt for
Miss Quida and the sorrowing family left behind.
Nov 9, 1868 - Jun 2, 1918
KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE
Well Known Citizen Died Soon After Being Found.
W. E. Ferguson was found about 2 o’clock Sunday
morning on South Twelfth street, apparently
conscious, but unable to speak. Fresh automobile
tracks were there and the indications were that
he had been knocked down and run over by a heavy
automobile, but no one has been found who saw
the accident or knew anything about it. The
unfortunate man was found by a colored man who
had worked for him and the alarm was given and
the injured man was taken to his home, 912 South
Fourteenth street, and a physician summoned, but
death came in about an hour after the prostrate
body was found. His legs were skinned as if he
had been struck by the car before being run
over, and his chest was crushed.
The deceased was forty-nine years old and had
been engaged in farming and as a teamster in the
oil field. He was the son of the late Capt. W.
T. Ferguson and was practically reared in and
near Corsicana. The deceased is survived by his
venerable mother, two daughters, Misses Willie
May and Ruby, and by a sister, Mrs. M. F. Alford
who lives on West Third avenue, and by five
brothers, J. L. and Arthur Ferguson of Navarro,
Herbert Ferguson of Iowa Park, Ernest Ferguson
of Shreveport, and Clarence Ferguson of Humble.
The funeral took place this afternoon from the
home, with services at the home conducted by
Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt, and the services at the
grave in Oakwood cemetery were conducted by the
Woodmen. There was a large attendance and many
floral offerings. The deceased was well-known,
had many friends and his tragic death is
The following acted as pall bearers: C. A.
Middleton, J. C. Hughes, Morgan Holloway, Guy M.
Gibson, N. F. Payne and J. C. Calhoun.
Sarah Frances (Collins) Riley-McNeill
Apr 18, 1842 - May 5, 1918
Died Here Last Night
Mrs. Sarah McNeill, aged 77 years died at the
home of her son-in-law, G. W. Tidd on North
Eleventh street last night and the remains were
this afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev. C. H. Booth
officiated, and L. E. McCormick, C. F. Atwood,
J. S. Millerman, Will Cheney, E. E. Babers and
G. F. Haslam acted as pallbearers. There was a
large attendance at the last sad rites and many
beautiful floral offerings were sent in.
Surviving the deceased are three children, Mrs.
G. W. Tidd of Corsicana Mrs. L. J. Bush of San
Antonio and Tarrant Riley of Galveston, and a
number of grand children.
Sarah Janette “Sallie” (Mikell) Carter
Mar 4, 1881 - Feb 25, 1918
Funeral Was Largely Attended.
The remains of the late Mrs. Sallie Carter, wife
of Julian M. Carter, who died at noon yesterday,
were interred in
cemetery this afternoon, the funeral taking
place from the First Baptist church at 4:30
o’clock. Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and the
pall bearers wree as follows:
Active—Voyle Caldwell, Walter Ingram, A. P.
Simpson, James Robinson, J. C. Calhoun and Hood
Honorary—Lucius Freeman, Harry Pollock, Griff
Compton, Richard Cunningham, Dr. L. E. Kelton,
Elijah Cunningham, Terry Donoho, Henry Patrick,
Charlie Byrd, Clair Thomas, A. Weidemann and W.
A large procession followed the remains of this
highly esteemed lady to her last resting place
and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
Jan 19, 1841 - Jan 16, 1918
Died at Tupelo.
R. H. Marion, aged seventy-seven years, died at
his home in the Tupelo community Wednesday night
and the remains were interred in the old Edens
cemetery near Hester yesterday, with Rev. Mr.
Leach of Chatfield, officiating. The deceased
had lived in this county for more than twenty
years, and was in all respects a good citizen.
Surviving is the widow and seven grown children,
two sons and five daughters.
ITEMS OF INTEREST TAKEN FROM COUNTY EXCHANGES.
(From the Rustler.)
R. H. Marion died at his home at Tupelo Wednesday evening, after an
illness of two weeks, with heart trouble. Mr. Marion was 77 years of
age and was one of the most highly respected citizens of that
community. He was an old Confederate Soldier, having served through
the Civil War in the Second Mississippi regiment. Mr. Marion is
survived by his wife and five daughters and two sons: Mrs. T. H.
Bowden of Tupelo, Mrs. Will Sheets of Chatfield, Mrs. L. K. C.
Fluker of Hester, Mrs. Hugh Loper of Corsicana, Mrs. Ben Webb of
Hill, Oklahoma, and H. W. and J. D. Marion of Tupelo. All the
children except Mrs. Webb were with their father when death came.
Dec 17, 1917 - Jan 7, 1918
Baby Died Last Night.
The three-weeks old baby girl of A. L. Patterson
died at the home of W. E. Patterson, three miles
east of the city last night, and the remains
were interred in
cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock beside
those of the mother, who died three weeks ago.
John Bridges Hogg
Aug 22, 1844 - Jan 19, 1918
Venerable Citizen Dead.
John B. Hogg, aged seventy-four years and six
months, and for many years a highly esteemed
citizen here, died at the family home, 1205
Summitt Avenue, at 9 o’clock last night, and the
remains were interred in
this afternoon at 5 o’clock. Funeral services
were held in the Eleventh Avenue Methodist
church at 4 o’clock by the pastor, Rev. C. E.
There were great numbers of beautiful flowers
and a large attendance at the funeral. The
deceased is survived by his widow and seven
The following acted as pall bearers: S. H. King,
C. O. Dale, E. B. Burklater, J. T. Garner, R. P.
McIntire and J. H. Wooley.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Civil War Veteran;
Company K, 9th Arkansas Infantry C.S.A.
1906 - Jul 10, 1918
Died Here Last Night
Ethel Dillon, the 11 year old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. H. L. Dillon, died at the family home,
1238 West Collin Street last night after an
illness of several weeks, and the remains were
cemetery this afternoon at 5 o’clock, the
funeral taking place from the home. Rev. E. E.
Shoulders officiated and these schoolmates of
the deceased acted as the pall bearers: Dorothy
Houston, Flossie Gill, Louise Parker, Opal
Flanagan, Carrie Bess Compton and Virginia
Ethel was a bright little girl and had many
friends who will miss her and who will
sympathize with the parents in the great sorrow
that has come to them. The funeral was largely
attended and there were many beautiful flowers.
Oct 7, 1884 - Mar 29, 1918
Died at the P. and S. Hospital
Mrs. Pearl Owen, aged 34 years, and whose home
was four miles north of Corsicana, died at the
P. and S. Hospital yesterday afternoon after a
lingering illness, and the remains were interred
Oakwood this afternoon.
The deceased was the wife of Will Owen and the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Reed who live
near Kerens. She is survived by seven small
Feb 13, 1900 - Jul 3, 1918
Died Here Last Night
Miss Annie Williams, aged eighteen years and
three months, died at the P. and S. Hospital
last night, and the remains were interred in
at 3:30 this afternoon. The deceased is survived
by a sister, Mrs. C. A. Ford of Purdon, and Bert
Williams, a brother, who is in the Navy.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Wednesday, July 3, 1918
Submitted by Diane Richards
d/o Elihu Williams and Fannie (Praytor) Williams (sister, Bertha Mae (Williams) Ford died Nov. 1918 buried in Younger cemetery)
Harriett Josephine (McPherson) Miller
Jan 25, 1848 - Mar 9, 1918
Venerable Lady Passed Away.
Mrs. H. J. Miller, aged seventy years, died at
725 West Ninth avenue, Saturday night and the
remains were interred in
cemetery yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock,
Rev. E. E. Shoulders officiating. Surviving the
deceased are a number of grown children, Mrs. J.
C. Wood of Dallas, Mrs. Aubrey Nutt, Mrs. Hart,
Mrs. Pope, Mrs. Allen, Elbert Miller and
B & D Oct. 8, 1918
Lost Their New-Born Babe.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Layton had a fine daughter
born to them at 412 West Tenth avenue, last
night, but the little one lived only a few
hours, and the remains were interred in
cemetery this afternoon.
Lenore (Womack) Davis
Oct 2, 1836 - Jul 26, 1918
Venerable Lady Interred Here.
Mrs. B. F. Davis, aged 83 years, died in
Harlingen Thursday night and the remains were
brought here today, accompanied by her son, Will
Davis, and her daughter, Mrs. Ella Davis Usher,
and interment took place in
after funeral services at the Sutherland
Undertaking Parlors, conducted by Rev. C. H.
Booth. The deceased lady, whose husband was
interred in Oakwood a number of years ago, was
at one time a resident of Corsicana, and her
husband was at one time in the newspaper
business here. Both had many friends among our
older residents and were held in high esteem by
all who knew them.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, Sep 28, 1918
- Submitted by Diane Richards
- w/o Benjamin Franklin Davis, Sr. married Aug. 23, 1853; d/o Abraham Minter Womack & Elizabeth Combs (Robinson) Womack
Jefferson Puryear, Jr.
Jul 14, 1849 - Jul 25, 1918
Good Citizen Passes Away
T. J. Puryear, who was operated on at the P. and
S. hospital some days ago for bladder trouble,
died there yesterday afternoon at 5:30. The
deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for
many years, and was a good citizen and had many
friends who will feel his loss and sympathize
with his family in their sorrow. Surviving him
is his widow and five grown children. Roland and
John Puryear of Corsicana, Mrs. Al Buford,
Houston, Mrs. Wilmot Curtis of Corsicana and
Mrs. Sam Taylor of Humble. The remains were
this afternoon at 5 o’clock the funeral taking
place from the family home 803 South Seventeenth
street. Rev. B. W. Vining officiated and the
pall bearers were: Active, Andy Seagraves, J. M.
Pugh, Lee Pugh, F. A. Widmer, Henry Cooper and
John Reid; honorary, W. H. Barth, J. W. A.
Clark, Roy Canady, C. M. Fendley, Jas. Redden
and C. C. Walton. A large procession attended
the funeral and there were many beautiful
Katherine Eliza “Kate” (Edens) Puryear
Oct 11, 1851 - Feb 17, 1926
MRS. KATE PURYEAR DIED AT HOME HERE FUNERAL
PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSES AWAY AFTER
SEVERAL DAYS ILLNESS
Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Puryear, 75 years
old, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Sam J. Tylor, 803 South Seventeenth street,
about 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon, will be
held at the residence at 3:30 o’clock Thursday
afternoon. Burial will be in
Born in Kentucky, Mrs. Puryear came to Navarro
county in 1881, and has lived here ever since
Services will be conducted by Rev. Spence of
Cumberland Presbyterian church, assisted by Rev.
I. T. Jones, of the Third Avenue Presbyterian
church and Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the
First Methodist church. Active pallbearers are
the nephews of the deceased, John C. Hughes, Tom
Hughes, Joe Hughes, Allyn Edens, Wesley Edens,
Pole Edens, Ruben Edens and Ewing Edens. The
following honorary pallbearers have been named;
Wm. Thompson, Dick Anderson, D. E. Welch, Roy
Thompson, John Bressie, W. A. Bressie, Jack
Bressie, Tom Fouty, Henry Pritchard, E. R.
Glover, Walter Hays, Young Bankhead, John
Carson, T. T. Reed, Wesley Martin, Marvin
Wallace, Boyd McMullen, Jim Pugh, Lee Pugh, Will
Pugh, F. A. Widmer, Doak King, Dr. T. S.
Slater,Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. L. E. Kelton, J. Ed
Thomas, R. L. Dickson, Bob Arnold, Hark Dechard,
John Reed, W. C. Younger, A. E. Jones, J. R.
Webb, George W. Boyd, Jim Boyd, Pole Edens, Jr.,
George Whytte, C. C. Albritton, W. H. Fendley,
John Cardwell, Dave Langston, W. D. Baker and
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR LONG TIME
MRS. KATE PURYEAR HAD LIVED IN NAVARRO COUNTY
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon
for Mrs. Kate Puryear, aged 75 years, who died
at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. S. J.
Taylor, 803 South Seventeenth street Wednesday
afternoon. Burial was made in
The deceased was born in Kentucky and came to
Navarro county in 1881 where she has resided
since that time.
The funeral services were held by Rev. O. D.
Spence, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian
church assisted by Rev Ilion T. Jones, pastor,
of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, and
Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First
Mrs. Puryear is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. A. J. Buford, Houston; Mrs. W. S. Curtis,
Corsicana; Mrs. S. J. Taylor, Corsicana; two
sons, Roland Puryear, Corsicana, and Joe Puryear,
Corsicana. All of children were home here with
the exception of Mrs. Buford who was unable to
attend due to sickness.
The following nephews were active pallbearers:
John C. Hughes, Tom Hughes, Allyn Edens, Joe
Hughes, Wesley Edens, Pole Edens, Ruben Edens,
E. (McDonald) Kennemore
Feb 28. 1882 - Jun 28, 1918
Died Here Last Night
Mrs. Fannie E. Kennemore, wife of Dave E.
Kennemore, aged thirty-six years, died at the
family home, 656 North Thirteenth street at 12
o’clock last night, after a long illness with
Pellagra. The deceased is survived by her
husband and five children.
The remains were interred in
this afternoon at 3:30, and the funeral was
Jan 25, 1895 - Oct 21, 1918
Kinney Knotts, aged about thirty years, died at
Richland last night of Pneumonia. The deceased
is survived by his widow and two children. The
remains were interred at
Richland this afternoon.
Lost Two Sons on Same Day.
Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Knott of Angus lost two sons
Monday with pneumonia following influenza.
Kenneth Knott, aged twenty four, died near
Richland Monday was buried there yesterday.
Deceased leaves two children. Frank Knott, aged
30 years, died on the same day in New Mexico. He
is survived by a wife and four children.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Wednesday, Oct 23, 1918
- Submitted by
h/o Bertha Lee (Davis) Knotts; s/o John Rufus
Knotts & Rachel Alice (Conroe) Knotts buried in Hamilton
Fannie Irene (Sheffield) Johnson
1885 - Oct 19, 1918
Died at Richland.
Mrs. Johnson, wife of J. D. Johnston, died
Friday at Richland and was buried Saturday. Mrs.
Johnston was the wife of J. D. Johnston, the
tree doctor, who is well known in Corsicana.
Besides her husband she leaves a five months old
Died in Richland Friday.
Mrs. Dave Johnson, whose home was in Corsicana,
died near Richland Friday, where she was
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sheffield,
and the remains were interred there Saturday.
The deceased leaves her husband and one child, a
babe of six months.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
Monday, Oct 21, 1918
- Submitted by
- w/o J. D. Johnson d/o Mitchell Neal Sheffield
and Nannie Elizabeth (Brown) Sheffield (son is James
David Johnson born May 1918)
Apr 24, 1866 - Nov 7, 1945
MRS. ELLA HARRIS DIED WEDNESDAY IN LOCAL
Mrs. Ella Harris, aged 79 years, Richland, widow
of the late W. E. Harris, died at the P. and S.
Hospital Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock.
Funeral services will be held from the family
home in Richland Thursday afternoon at 2:30
o’clock with burial in the
Richland cemetery. The rites will be
conducted by Rev. W. R. Blackmon.
Surviving are four children, Mrs. Ida Knight,
Richland; Alva Harris, Burkburnett; Mrs. J. B.
Lansford, Richland, and Rube Harris, Fort Worth;
three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren,
and a sister, Mrs. Kate Beckham, El Paso and
Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.
S. “Charlie” Shelton
May 4, 1888 - Oct 22, 1918
Chas. Shelton, single and thirty-five years old,
died at Richland last night. The deceased lived
with his widowed mother. Interment will take
Aug 17, 1876 - Sep 27, 1940
Thomas Benjamin Skipper was born at Macon, Ga.,
Aug. 17, 1876, moved to Texas in early
childhood. On May 26, 1895 he was married to
Miss Bird Bolen. To this union was born 13
children, 10 survive. He was a member of the
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Bird Skipper, six
daughters, Mrs. Nix Anderson of Cherokee, Okla.;
Mrs. K. C. McCreary of Roane; Mrs. H. Lansford
of Mount Belvieu; Mrs. J. E. Liles of Sherman;
Mrs. J. T. Holcomb of Farmersville; Mrs. N. S.
Shipp of Princeton, four sons, T. B. Skipper,
Jr., of Fort Worth, B. F. Skipper of Hillhouse,
Miss., E. R. Skipper and E. C. Skipper of
Waxahachie. Four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Brindle of
Waxahachie, Mrs. O. W. Stewart of Midlothian,
Mrs. W. W. Bailey of Midlothian, Mrs. Lizzie
Duncan of Henderson. Four brothers, Harrison
Skipper of Houston, C. C. Skipper and Sam
Skipper of Waxahachie, and M. P. Skipper of
Tomball; and 12 grandchildren.
T. B. Skipper Buried At Richland Sunday
SHERMAN, Texas, Sep. 30.—Thomas Benjamin Skipper, 64, was found
dead in bed Saturday at his home on Rochester Route 2. Jess
Wall, justice of the peace, rendered a verdict of death from
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from
the Baptist Church in Richland.
Surviving are his wife, four sons, T. D. Skipper, Fort Worth; D.
F. Skipper, Mississippi; E. R. and E. E. Skipper, both of
Waxahachie; six daughters, Mrs. Nix Anderson, Oklahoma; Mrs. K.
C. McCreary, Roane; Mrs. Harley Lansford, Bellview; Mrs. J. E.
Liles, Sherman; Mrs. J. T. Holcomb, Farmersville; and Mrs. N. S.
Shipp, Princeton; and eight brothers and sisters.
George B. Brocker
Feb 16, 1879 - Jan 22, 1918
DIED OF HIS INJURIES
Engineer Of Houston and Texas Central For
Geo. Brocker, age thirty nine years, and who had
been an engineer on the Houston and Texas
Central railroad for fifteen years, died at the
railroad hospital in Houston last night from
injuries received by an explosion on his engine
on Thursday last at Hearne. The deceased was a
son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Highnote of
Corsicana, and his widow and three children
The remains will reach here tomorrow morning and
the funeral will take place from the Highnote
home, 313 West Collin Street, at 11 o’clock
tomorrow morning. The deceased is survived by
three brothers and a sister, living in Houston
where he was reared. He had lived in Corsicana
for many years, but had been making his home in
Ennis for some three or four years. He had many
friends who sympathize with those who are
bereaved by his death.
Feb 27, 1918 - Jun 17, 1918
Died in Dallas Yesterday
William Frederick, the 3-months old son of J. H.
Hardin of Corsicana, died in the baby camp of
the city hospital at Dallas yesterday where it
was taken some days ago, and the remains were
brought here and interred in
this morning. The funeral took place from the
Sutherland undertaking parlors and the little
fellow was laid to rest by the side of his
mother who died here only a few weeks ago.
abt 1904 - Oct 29, 1918
Died at Stamford, Texas.
Vivian Steely, 14 year old daughter of J. H.
Steely of Stamford died there last night and the
remains will reach here tomorrow night, and the
funeral will take place some time Friday from
the home of Mrs. D. H. Steely, 1208 West Park
Avenue. The parents of the deceased were former
residents here and she was the niece of C. R.
and Dave Steely of Corsicana.
Funeral Tomorrow Afternoon.
The remains of Vivian
Steely, the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. J. H. Steely, who
died at their home in
Stamford Tuesday will reach
here tonight over the Cotton
Belt and the funeral will
take place tomorrow
afternoon at 3 o’clock from
the home of Mrs. D. H.
Sophronia Elizabeth (Orange) Orange
Apr 23, 1862 - Oct 29, 1918
Died Here Last Night.
Mrs. Sophronia Orange, wife of J. L. Orange,
died at the family home, 900 East Eighth Avenue,
last night at 8 o’clock. The deceased was
fifty-eight years of age, and is survived by her
husband and several grown children. The remains
were interred in
this afternoon at 4 o’clock.
Oct 17, 1893 - Oct 28, 1918
Died Near Emhouse
Mrs. Ethel McGee, wife of Grover McGee, died
near Emhouse last night and the remains were
this afternoon at 3:30. The deceased is survived
by her husband and one child.
Mar 3, 1927 - Oct 24, 2015
Barber, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, Oct. 24,
2015, at her residence. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 27, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside Service will be at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015, at Kerens Cemetery. Arrangements
by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Submitted by
Dealey Barber, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday,
October 24, 2015.
She was born March 3, 1927 to Miller and Lily Brown in
She married Raymond L. Barber March 2, 1944.
She is survived by her husband Raymond L. Barber. Children,
Carol Phillips, Raymond E Barber, Delores Latham, Thelma
Neal, Kenneth Barber, Alan Barber, Linda Holifield and Billy
Ray Barber. 17 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, 1
great great grandchild; 7 brothers and sisters.
She is preceded in death by her five sisters and two
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 3
pm Wednesday, October 28, 2015 at
Miller Brown &
Feb 2, 1929 - Oct 27, 2015
Paul Preston Steele, 86, of McKinney, passed
away Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Dallas at the VA
Hospital. Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 2 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at
Cemetery in Streetman. Arrangements by
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Paul Steele of McKinney, Texas passed away at
the Veterans Administration Hospital in Dallas
on Wednesday morning, October 28, 2015 at the
age of 86. He was born February 2, 1929 in
Jacksonville, Texas to Alvin Garner Steele and
Johnny Knowles Steele.
Paul was a member of Midway Baptist Church. He
enjoyed looking for things with his metal
detector and going to the gun range.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers
John A. Steele and Glen Steele; step son Dennis
He is survived by the mother of his daughter,
Bertelle Steele of McKinney; daughter Gina
Steele of McKinney; nephew, Sandy Steele of
Wetupka, AL; and numerous cousins and extended
Visitation will be 3-6 pm Saturday, October 31,
2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral
service will be 2 pm Sunday, November 1, 2015 at
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial
will be at Midway Cemetery in Streetman, Texas.
Jan 29, 1917 - Oct 31, 2015
Margueritte Dowd, 98, of Corsicana, passed away
on Saturday, Oct. 31,
2015 at the Trisun Care Center.
She was born on Jan. 29, 1917, to Olbrey Bruce
Nutt and Sybil Huskey Nutt in Corsicana.
Marguerite was a member of the Church of Christ
attending services at North Beaton Church of
Christ. She was co-owner of Dowd and Sons in
Corsicana until her retirement in 1977.
She is preceded in death by her parents;
brothers, Fred Nutt, Wendell Nutt, Bruce Nutt
Jr. and John Nutt; son, Claude Wendell Dowd; and
husband, J. D. Dowd in 1985.
Margueritte is survived by her children, J. D.
Dowd Jr. and wife Dana, David Dowd and wife
Julie, and Mike Dowd and wife Sherry;
grandchildren, Courtney Muehlbauer, Ashley Dowd,
Colin Dowd, Wes Dowd and Lindsay Griffin; and
eight great grandchildren. She is also survived
by a sister, Mariella Ellington; and a brother,
Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton
Funeral Home with Steve Orbison and Dr. Mark
Luera officiating. A private burial will be held
Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Sewell, Lowell
Hudson, Mike Brashear, Scott Powers, Gerry
Harris, Brad Haynie, Dr. Bill McHenry, Chuck
McClanahan and Dan Williams.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home,
Apr 6, 1959 - Nov 1, 2015
Reamy, 56, of Kerens passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015. He
was born in Corsicana on April 6, 1959 to Ostein and Iva
Nell Owen Reamy. He grew up in Mildred and graduated from
Mildred High School in 1978. He married the love of his
life, Kala Martin Reamy, on Oct. 6, 1984 and they had 31
wonderful years together. They raised their two sons in
Corsicana and Kerens.
Ryan was an avid hunter and absolutely loved everything
outdoors, be it hunting, working cattle, or building fence.
He carried his sons, Ross and Rick (Hoss) hunting anything
that moved as soon as they could walk.
Many wonderful memories were made at the deer lease, in the
duck blinds, and around campfires over the years with both
family and friends.
He was a wonderful son, husband, brother, and father who
loved his family dearly. He worked at Big Brown Power Plant
for 35 years. He made many friends there over the years,
many of which might as well have been brothers. He loved
them all very much, and was always there for them no matter
what. He also had a very special group of young men he
called “the boys,” his sons’ friends, that absolutely meant
the world to him.
He was like a second father to many and a great friend of
all of them.
They shared many great times and memories together that will
absolutely be remembered and laughed about from now on. He
also had a long list of Masonic brothers that meant the
world to him.
He was a member of First Baptist Church of Kerens. He was
also a member of numerous other groups and organizations:
Eureka Masonic Lodge #1060, Scottish Rite, Shriner, National
Rifle Association, Texas State Rifle Association, and Ducks
Ryan was preceded in death by his father, Ostein Reamy of
Navarro, his grandparents, and mother-in-law Amanda Martin.
He is survived by his wife, Kala Reamy of Kerens and his two
sons, Ross and his wife Dana of Corsicana and Rick Reamy of
Dallas. He is also survived by his mother who was near and
dear to his heart, Iva Nell Reamy of Navarro, sister Germain
Mobley, and brother Adolph Reamy, both of Corsicana. He also
had two nieces and a nephew that he loved very much. He also
had many cousins, aunts, and uncles. Ryan will be missed by
all that had the pleasure of crossing paths with him, and no
one will ever be the life of the party quite like he always
Visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 at
First Baptist Church of Kerens.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. following the visitation.
The family requests memorials may be made to Eureka Masonic
Lodge or the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children in Dallas.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens, Texas.
Louis Emil Reznicek
Jul 4, 1932 - Oct 29, 2015
Emil Reznicek, 83, passed away in Tupelo on Thursday, Oct.
29, 2015. Louis was born in Kaufman County on July 4, 1932,
to Charlie Joe and Carrie (Kvapik) Reznicek. He grew up in
Forney and attended school there. In 1992 he married Diantha
Dickens and they made their home in Tupelo.
He worked as a floor mechanic for over fifty years. He was a
member of the Chatfield United Methodist Church and WFLA. He
enjoyed taking care of his cattle, farm animals and
especially his favorite dog, Mandy. His family was the light
of his life, and watching his grandchildren participate in
sports gave him great pleasure. He was very proud of his
Czech heritage and enjoyed the Czech music. He loved to
polka and especially loved to waltz with his sister Jenny.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his beloved son,
Gary Lee Reznicek on Dec. 22, 1999; two brothers, Charlie
and Frank; and two sisters, Betty Ann and Jenny.
He will be missed by all who were privileged to know him and
his memory will be cherished most by his family including
his wife, Diantha Reznicek; son, Mark Dickens and wife,
Lynette; daughters, Molly Barlow and Mitzi Gray; twelve
grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; two
great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Mike Reznicek; and
one sister, Nancy Reznicek Parker.
Visitation will be on from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015,
in the J.E.
Keever Mortuary of Ennis.
A Celebration of his life will take place at 2 p.m. on
Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in the J.E. Keever Mortuary Chapel of
Ennis with the Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating.
Interment will follow in the
New Chatfield Cemetery under
the direction of J.E. Keever Mortuary, Inc.
The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to
the Mike Dickens Memorial Youth Association at the First
State Bank of Rice.
Arrangements by J.E. Keever Mortuary, Ennis.
The Corsicana Daily Sun
- Saturday, Oct 31, 2015
- Submitted by
- h/o Diantha Ann (Smith) Dickens-Reznicek; s/o Charlie Joe Reznicek and Carrie (Kvapik) Reznicek
Venora "Molly" (Evans) Radford
Sept 28, 1918 - Oct 24, 2015
“Molly” Radford was born Sept. 28, 1918, to the parentage of
the late Susan H. and Jim Billy Evans in Eureka.
She received her formal education there and her degree as a
Licensed Vocational Nurse through Memorial Hospital. She
would care for the sick and bring life into the world as she
worked there for over 30 years. She continued to care for
those in need as a private duty nurse as well as working at
Mel-Haven Convalescent Home and other facilities.
She professed her faith at an early age and united with the
Rockhill Baptist Church in Richland, where she served
faithfully in many different capacities. She remained
faithful until she was unable to drive the distance. She
then united with First Independent Baptist Church under
watch care. She served faithfully in the Mission Society
until moving to Dallas when her health began to fail.
In Nov. of 1936, she married McClinton Radford Sr. who
preceded her in death; as well as her children, Velma Lee
Radford; McClinton Radford Jr.; and Francis Ray.
Those remaining to share fond memories and the legacy of
Venora are her children, Lois J. Gabriel (Travis), Verda L.
Thomas, and Venora E.
Bennett; her grandchildren, Barnarda Taylor (Billy), Travis
Gabriel Jr., Le’Andrie’ Gabriel, Cynthia Howard, Henre’
Beckham (Earl), Vannetta Battle, Mia Armor, Stephanie
Branch, Carolyn Ray, Kerri Cloud, and Korri Bennett. She is
also survived by a host of great-grandchildren; great-great
grandchildren; nieces; nephews; in-laws; relatives; and
Venora concluded her journey on earth Saturday, Oct. 24,
2015, at 2:38 a.m.
Visitation is 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, 2015, at
Scott Funeral Home.
Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015, at
Second Mission Baptist Church in Corsicana. Interment will
follow Woodland Cemetery.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home, Corsicana.
Apr 23, 1889 - Apr 11, 1918
The Remains Were Interred
The remains of the late Miss Eva Murphy were
brought here from Dallas today at 12:30 and were
taken to the First Baptist Church and after
services there conducted by County Evangelist
Taylor, the remains were interred in
Oakwood. Fred Jeffers, Ed Sheets, Newton
Carson and Tom Brennan acted as pallbearers and
there were many pretty floral offerings.
Died in Dallas
Miss Eva Murphy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Murphy, former
residents of Corsicana, died in Dallas this morning and the remains
will be brought here for interment some time tomorrow. The deceased
was twenty-nine years old and was partially reared here, and has a
number of relatives in Corsicana.
Stella Syble Smith
Aug 17, 1918 - Aug 22, 1918
Stella Syble, 5-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
O. O. Smith, died at the family home, 504 East
Ninth Avenue yesterday and the remains were
Lula (Pryor) Henry-Read
Oct 17, 1872 - Mar 29, 1918
Died Suddenly Near Here.
Mrs. Lula Reed, wife of W. S. Reed of the
Retreat community, died suddenly at the family
home yesterday afternoon, and the remains were
Oakwood here this afternoon. The
funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. W.
Hornbeak, and the funeral was largely attended.
The deceased was forty-seven years of age, and
was reared in Navarro County. She is survived by
her husband and two sons, her father, George
Pryor, a brother, Dick Pryor and two sisters,
Mrs. A. G. Adell and Mrs. R. M. Tankersley, all
The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 30, 1918
- Submitted by
- 1st husband James Madison Henry married Feb. 1, 1891
2ns husband William Sphinx Reed married May 9, 1907; d/o
George Washington Pryor & Elizabeth Ann “Bettie”
Mary Elizabeth (Hill) Dunn
Feb 19, 1835 - Apr 13, 1918
WELL KNOWN LADY DEAD
Was Eighty-Four and Was a Native Texan
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Dunn, widow of the late
Capt. E. E. Dunn, aged 84 years, died at the
family home on West Third Avenue at 12:45
Saturday night, and the remains were interred
beside those of her late husband in
Oakwood at 5
o’clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. Cullom H.
Booth officiating. Her five step-grandsons, J.
E. Edens, J. N. Edens, J. W. Edens, Allen Edens
and J. W. Wilson, and her nephew Alex Hight, of
Dallas, acted as pall bearers. A large
procession followed the remains to the grave,
and there were many beautiful floral offerings.
The deceased was a native Texan, having been
born in Matagorda County. She had lived in
Corsicana more than fifty years, and she and her
deceased husband had been married forty-three
years at the time of his death, only a few