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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 place.

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.

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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.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 25, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

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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 Association:

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 p.m.:

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 Methodist church.

Third. Music by quartet.

Fourth. Remarks by president of the Association, Judge J. M. Blanding.

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.

Eighth. Music.

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.

Respectfully submitted,
W. J. McKIE,
LUTHER A. JOHNSON.
W. M. TAYLOR.
Committee.

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BAR 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 district.

“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 Judge Cobb.

“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 among them.

Resolutions Passed.
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 bar.

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 following resolutions:

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 faithful friend:

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 emulation:

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 publication:

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, said:

“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 distinguished.

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.

Resolutions Adopted.

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.

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Resolutions of Respect.

To the Board of Stewards, First Methodist Church, South, Corsicana, Texas.

Dear Brethren:

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 following:

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
Committee.

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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 Thursday morning.

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 administrator.

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.

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Warren Isaac Madden Tucker
Aug 20, 1895 - Feb 22, 1925
 
Died 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 Colorado.

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, Kansas.

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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.

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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.

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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 Oakwood cemetery.

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 relatives.

Corley will direct.

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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 Oakwood cemetery.

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, Alabama.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home is directing.

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RITES SATURDAY AT PETTY’S CHAPEL FOR WILLIAM I. TUCKER

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 in Oakwood cemetery.

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.

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Bertha Mae (Garner) Tuley
Sep 14, 1890 - Jan 3, 1975

Bertha Mary Tuley is:

d/o Joseph Claiborne Garner and Elizabeth D. (Hamilton) Garner

Bertha Mary (Garner) Tuley
Sep 14, 1890 - Jan 3, 1975

Mrs. Tuley

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Oakwood 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 Orange.

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 nephews.

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William Joseph Tuley
Nov 26, 1917 - Dec 31, 1976

Joseph Tuley

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at 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.

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Arthur Melton Turner
Oct 9, 1911 - Mar 3, 1941

Funeral Services For Arthur Turner Planned Wednesday

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 morning.

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.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ARTHUR TURNER WERE HELD TODAY

FORMER CORSICANAN DIED IN SAN ANGELO MONDAY MORNING

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 morning.

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 Bunch.

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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 Presbyterian church.

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 relatives.

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Idabel “Belle” (Thomson) Kiber
Jan 18, 1867 - May 18, 1937

MRS. BELLE KIBER, PIONEER CORSICANA RESIDENT, IS DEAD

WIDOW OF LATE DAN KIBER HAD RESIDED HERE FOR PAST FIFTY-FOUR YEARS

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 church.

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 Thompson.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will direct the arrangements.

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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 Cemetery.

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.

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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 Oakwood.

Surviving are a son, a daughter, three brothers and a sister.

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Emil C. Kumke
Jan 31, 1861 - Sep 30, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA DROPPED DEAD HERE MONDAY

EMIL C. KUMKE, NATIVE OF GERMANY, RESIDENT CORSICANA 48 YEARS

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 Home.

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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 30, 1929
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Born in Germany h/o Antonia (Fricke) Kumke married Feb. 1, 1898 s/o Carl A. Kumke and Rosalie (Weise) Kumke

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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 member.

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 Home.

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Connie Jean (Tidwell) Winters
May 13, 1931 - Feb 24, 2016
 
Connie 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 Texas.

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 David Malone.

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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 family.

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E. WILEY JOHNSON PASSED AWAY TODAY AT AN EARLY HOUR

FUNERAL TO TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY MORNING FROM 3RD AVE PRESBYTERIAN

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 Cemetery. The Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the church, will conduct the services.

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 Texas pioneers.

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 felt.

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 time..

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 and name.
----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 ones.

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 hour.

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PIONEER CITIZEN IS LAID AT REST TODAY OAKWOOD CEMETERY

LARGE ATTENDANCE AT FUNERAL OF E. W. JOHNSON THIS MORNING

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 gospel.

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 prayer.

Following the last prayer and song the funeral cortege proceeded to the Oakwood cemetery, where at high noon the casket was lowered into the grave.

Pallbearers were the members of the church board.

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Aileen Mae (Maddox) Tucker
Aug 23, 1926 - Oct 21, 2006
 
Aileen 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 Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Texas.

Special thanks to the caregivers Melissa Crowley, Jeannette Daily, Becky Parmley, Karen Smith, Peggy Thomas and the Swan Manor Staff.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Charles W. Maddox & Violet Viola (Mann) Maddox

Alvis Dewey "Dan" Tucker, Sr.
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 relatives.

Corley will direct.

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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,.

Corley directed.

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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.

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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 were lacking.

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.

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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 Oakwood cemetery.

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 Trainmen.

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.

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BILLY B. TUCKER FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY

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 relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Liams, Jr.; John Hugh Howell, Roland Tucker, Jerry Page, Billy Turner, James Guy Smith, and Hollis Watson.

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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 was in Oakwood cemetery.

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 relatives.

Pallbearers were C. O. Curington, Dez Green, Earl Presley, Lynn Spencer, Roy Alderman, T. E. Irvin and Johnnie Brown.

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Kittie Clyde (Wallace) Tucker
Mar 22, 1890 - Oct 24, 1971

Mrs. Tucker

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 in Oakwood Cemetery.

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 other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Johnny Brown, Vic Howell, C. O. Curington, Dez Green, T. E. Irvin and William Shipley.

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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 many years.

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 relatives.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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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 relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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Ernest Eldon “Bubba” Hiler
Dec 29, 1941 - Feb 28, 2016
 
Memorial 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 in.

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.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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 interred in 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.

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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 Oakwood cemetery.

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.

McCammon directed.

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Lettie E. (Red) Johnson-Tyner
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.

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Sol Tyner
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 Hospital.

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 Baptist church.

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.

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Odessa Purifoy
May 17, 1913 - Mar. 17, 1917

Bazette News.

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.

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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 Prairie Point cemetery 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.

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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 cemetery 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.

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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 his residence.

The Rev. Gary Colburn was to officiate, with burial following at Prairie Point Cemetery.

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 Herbert Beasley.

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Dorris Ford
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 Prairie Point, near Kerens. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Ford.

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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 remains to Oakwood and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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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 pallbearers. A good procession followed the remains to Oakwood and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Harvie (Riggins) Lowe
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 Oakwood cemetery.

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 Harold Blankinship.

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David 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 in Oakwood cemetery.

The family moved to Sour Lake from Corsicana in 1920.

Surviving are his wife of Sour Lake; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Chambliss and Mrs. Walter Little, both of Corsicana; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were Walter Hayes, G. H. Blankenship, Mack Bell, Robert Lowe, Morgan Lowe, Chester Lowe and Charlie Lunn.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 11, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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 interred in 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. J. Cheney.

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Bertha Lee (Elliott) McKey
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 Oakwood cemetery.

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.

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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 Oakwood.

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Mamie Lee (Carson) Smith
Feb 20, 1885 - Oct 17, 1972

Mrs. Smith

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 Oakwood Cemetery.

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.

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Mrs. Smith

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 Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include three daughters and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Elijah McLeod
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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 22, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Jane (Burnsides) McLeod married Aug. 11, 1873 h/o William C. McLeod, Sr. and Tomsey Ann (Wilson) McLeod

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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 children.

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Mary Jane (Burnsides) McLeod
May 30, 1854 - Dec. 31, 1914

In Memoriam.

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 throng.
A body was here and could not remain;
We understand that after a change, was heaven’s gain,
We miss her here,
We miss her every place.
We miss her in God’s house where she would often testify
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 higher ground.

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,
Committee

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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 WEDNESDAY

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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 13, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o D. A. “Dan” McLeod d/o George Walter Cray, Sr. and Martha Jane “Mattie” (Aston) Cray buried in Frost cemetery, Frost, Tx.

Mike Zimmerman
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.

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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 paralysis.

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 Shade.

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James/Jerry Cates Roe
Oct 14, 1915 - Jan 7, 1916

DIES AFTER MUCH SUFFERING.

Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Roe Burned Christmas morning.

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 of suffering.

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 Berger.

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Alta “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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 6, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Oscar Thomas Lott buried in Rosemound Cemetery, Waco, Texas with second wife Hattie (Harrison) Stephens- Lott d/o L. T. Vanetta per death certificate

Sam Alexandria McElvany
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 their son.

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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 Sheriff Curington.

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Belle 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 in Hamilton cemetery.

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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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 7, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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.

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Frances L. “Fannie” (Carley) Jordan
May 11, 1859 - Sep 30, 1940

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. FANNIE JORDAN TUESDAY AFTERNOON

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 in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. O. Stewart, pastor of the Second Baptist Church.

Mrs. Jordan had made her home with her children for the past several years. She formerly resided in Dallas.

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 Robert Grider.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Honea
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.

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Adolphus W. Goodwin
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 been announced.

LATER—the funeral will take place tomorrow at five o’clock.

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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.

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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 Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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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 burial in Oakwood 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, Beaumont.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Quida Roderick
Mar 11, 1893 - Oct 14, 1918

BURIED AT OAKWOOD TODAY

Mortal Remains of Miss Quida Roderick Laid to Rest

The remains of Miss Quida Roderick were laid away this morning at Oakwood cemetery, the funeral taking place at 10 o’clock.

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.

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William Edgar Ferguson
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 universally regretted.

The following acted as pall bearers: C. A. Middleton, J. C. Hughes, Morgan Holloway, Guy M. Gibson, N. F. Payne and J. C. Calhoun.

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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 interred in Oakwood 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.

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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 Oakwood 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 Cheney.

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. T. McElwee.

A large procession followed the remains of this highly esteemed lady to her last resting place and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Robert Henry Marion
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.

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COUNTY NEWS.

ITEMS OF INTEREST TAKEN FROM COUNTY EXCHANGES.

RICE.
(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.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Patterson
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 Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock beside those of the mother, who died three weeks ago.

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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 Oakwood 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. Wilkins.

There were great numbers of beautiful flowers and a large attendance at the funeral. The deceased is survived by his widow and seven grown children.

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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 19, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Margaret A. (Clark) Hogg married Dec. 21, 1865 2nd wife Mary L. (Compton) Stewart-Hogg married Jan. 19, 1887 s/o Eli M. Hogg and Nancy (unk) Hogg
  • Civil War Veteran; Company K, 9th Arkansas Infantry C.S.A.

Ethel Dillon
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 interred in Oakwood 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 Roberts.

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.

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Pearl Edith (Reed) Owen
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 in 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 children.

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Annie Williams
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 Oakwood 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.

Notes:

  • 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 Oakwood 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 Clifford Miller.

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Mary Catherine Layton
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 Oakwood cemetery this afternoon.

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Matilda 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 Oakwood, 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.

Notes:

  • 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

Thomas 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 interred in Oakwood 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 flowers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 26, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Katherine Eliza “Kate” (Edens) Puryear; s/o Thomas Jefferson Puryear, Sr. & Paulina M. (Bressie) Puryear

Katherine Eliza “Kate” (Edens) Puryear
Oct 11, 1851 - Feb 17, 1926

MRS. KATE PURYEAR DIED AT HOME HERE FUNERAL THURSDAY

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 Oakwood cemetery.

Born in Kentucky, Mrs. Puryear came to Navarro county in 1881, and has lived here ever since that time.

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 Jester Pittman.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR LONG TIME RESIDENT

MRS. KATE PURYEAR HAD LIVED IN NAVARRO COUNTY MANY YEARS

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 Oakwood cemetery.

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 Methodist church.

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, Ewing Edens.

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Fannie 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 Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30, and the funeral was largely attended.

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Kenneth G. “Kennie” Knotts
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.

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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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Oct 23, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bertha Lee (Davis) Knotts; s/o John Rufus Knotts & Rachel Alice (Conroe) Knotts buried in Hamilton Beeman cemetery

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 babe.

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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.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 21, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o J. D. Johnson d/o Mitchell Neal Sheffield and Nannie Elizabeth (Brown) Sheffield (son is James David Johnson born May 1918)

Ella (Franklin) Couchman-Harris
Apr 24, 1866 - Nov 7, 1945

MRS. ELLA HARRIS DIED WEDNESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

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 other relatives.

Corley Funeral Home will direct arrangements.

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Charles 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 place tomorrow.

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Thomas Benjamin Skipper
Aug 17, 1876 - Sep 27, 1940

OBITUARY.

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 Baptist church.

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.

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George B. Brocker
Feb 16, 1879 - Jan 22, 1918

DIED OF HIS INJURIES

Engineer Of Houston and Texas Central For Fifteen Years.

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 survive.

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.

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William Frederick Hardin
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 Oakwood 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.

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Vivian Steely
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.

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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. Steely.

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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 Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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Ethel (Presley) McGee
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 interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3:30. The deceased is survived by her husband and one child.

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Dealey (Brown) Barber
Mar 3, 1927 - Oct 24, 2015
 
Dealey 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 Karen Rost

Dealey Barber, 88, of Corsicana, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2015.
She was born March 3, 1927 to Miller and Lily Brown in Cumberland, TN.
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 brothers.

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 Kerens Cemetery.

Notes:

  • w/o Raymond L. Barber; d/o Miller Brown & Lily Brown
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Paul Preston Steele
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 Midway Cemetery in Streetman. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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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 Steele.

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 family members.

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.

Notes:

  • h/o Bertelle Isbelle (Rach) Steele (div); s/o Alvin Garner Steele & Johnny (Knowles) Steele

Margueritte (Nutt) Dowd
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, Rufus Nutt.

Visitation with the family will be 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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 at Oakwood Cemetery.

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, Corsicana.

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Ryan Reamy
Apr 6, 1959 - Nov 1, 2015

 
Ryan 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 Unlimited.

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 was!

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.

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Louis Emil Reznicek
Jul 4, 1932 - Oct 29, 2015
 
Louis 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.

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Venora "Molly" (Evans) Radford
Sept 28, 1918 - Oct 24, 2015

Venora “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 friends.

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.

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Eva Murphy
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.

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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.

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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 interred in Oakwood today.

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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 interred in 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 of Corsicana.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 30, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 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” (Pittman) Pryor

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 months ago.

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