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Charles Dennis Hicks
Sept 22, 1947 - Dec 22, 2015
 
Charles Dennis Hicks, 68, of Corsicana passed away at his home on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015. He was born Sept. 22, 1947 in Aikens, South Carolina to David and Sarah Hicks.
He is preceded in death by his father, David Hicks. He is survived by his wife, Mindi Hicks, daughter Amy Howell and husband Lantz of Houston. Step-son, Cain Jennings of Mansfield, 3 brothers; Jerry Hicks of N. Augusta, South Carolina, Glynn Hicks of Aiken, South Carolina and Lynn Hicks of Hilton Head, South Carolina; grandchildren, Leyton Howell, Carys Howell, Kiera Howell and Cierra Jennings, six nieces and two nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date in South Carolina.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to American Cancer Society Navarro Unit: 1000 W. 2nd Ave Corsicana, Texas 75110
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Joachim Hans Paul Wollenberg
Feb 17, 1939 - Dec 24, 2015
 
Joachim Hans Paul Wollenberg was born on Feb. 17, 1939 to Paul and Ella Wollenberg in Falkensee, Germany, which is a suburb of Berlin.
During World War II the Wollenberg family lived in Falkensee. Joachim was six years old at the end of the war. He remembers the Russian soldiers camping in the forest near their home and the soldiers coming in their house searching for any nazi paraphernalia and valuable items, taking everything they wanted. He also remembers being put against the wall with his family and being so afraid they would be shot.
Joachim’s father was an American POW near Mainz, which was in West Germany. Nine years later he was able to establish a home for his family in West Germany. It took 8 months for them to get permission to leave with only a small bag each.
At age 14 Joachim started his apprenticeship as a tool and die maker. While a young man in Germany he played soccer and then became an amateur boxer. Several years later he moved to Switzerland working as a tool and die maker and continuing his boxing career which included 92 fights, only losing 11. After five years in Switzerland, he moved to England to work, box, and learn English.
In 1968, Western Electric of Oklahoma came to England looking for tool and die makers. Joachim answered an ad in the paper and was hired. He moved to Oklahoma City in July, 1968. During the first two years of employment he earned five awards for suggestions which saved Western Electric valuable time in a manufacturing operation. In a newspaper interview, Joachim said “When I start working on a tool for one of the manufacturing operations, I immediately start looking for ways to improve it.”
Joachim had a German/American radio show on Saturday mornings. He also left Western Electric and started a German restaurant – Wollenberg’s Little Bite of Germany, which he ran for 7 years. Western Electric asked him back and he returned to continue his career as a tool and die maker. However, he wasn’t satisfied with being a tool and die maker so he worked and studied hard to become an Analyst.
Mr. Wollenberg was preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Ella Wollenberg, his sister Helga Quass, his brother Siegfrid Wollenberg, and wife Gizella Wollenberg.
Deeply loved by his family, he is survived by his wife of 10 years, Patricia Lowry Wollenberg, his daughter, Kristina Wollenberg and son-in-law, Brian Fahey of Brooklyn, New York. Step-son Chris McClung of Dallas, Texas, step-daughter Carin Palmer and step son-in-law Jason Palmer. Grandchildren, Jake Palmer, Jordan Palmer, and Drew Palmer of Denver, Colorado. He is also survived by his brother Dietmar Wollenberg and sister-in-law Ursula Wollenberg of Gustavsburg, Germany, sister Gisela Kienberger and brother-in-law Peter Kienberger, along with several nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, 2 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Corsicana, Texas under the direction of Corley Funeral Home. The Rev. Canon Ed Monk will be officiating. A reception at the church will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Randy Harris
Dec 4, 1957 - Dec 25, 2015
 
Mr. Randy Harris, 58, of Blooming Grove went to be with his Lord and savior on the Lord’s birthday, Friday, Dec. 25, 2015 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He was born on Dec. 4, 1957 in St. Louis, Missouri to Don Liter and Jane Gunn.
He was employed with Texas Instruments for eleven plus years as a facilities operator. He loved his job and said “he never would retire”. He was the one that always had to be moving, he stayed very active in life. He loved life, his children, his grandchildren, and family. He was such an easy going man and loved helping people in any way he could. He loved the Lord with all his heart and he loved to sing, golf, work out, and being outdoors when the weather was nice. He will be greatly missed by all, but will be forever in our hearts, we know that someday we will see him again.
He was preceded in death by his biological father, Don Liter.
He is survived by the love of his life for 17 years, wife Renee Harris of Blooming Grove; children, Randy Harris, Jr. and Dr. Dillon Harris of Arizona, Jessica Gold of Arkansas, Brian White of Keller, Eric White of Cleburne, and Tiffany Gutierrez of San Antonio; grandchildren, Jameson Harris, Kennedy Harris, Grayson Harris, Jackson Gold, Walker Gold, Emma White and Zach White; mother, Jane Wilbanks and husband Phil; dad, Richard Harris and wife Sue of Kerens; siblings, Eddie Harris of Plano, Paula Southard of Blooming Grove, Kelly Hill of Waxahachie, David Harris of Dallas, Donna Harper of Indiana, Samantha Liter of Indiana, Ronnie Liter of Indiana, Tara Brumbelow of Kerens; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and other family members including Doris Liter of Indiana.
A memorial service will be held at 4p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Danny P. Reeves officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Joe Claburn Moore
Oct 17, 1945 - Nov 29, 2015
 
A Celebration of Life for Joe C. Moore, 70, of Longview will be 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at the Welch Funeral Home Chapel, 4619 Judson Road, with Rev. Scott Schulik officiating. Burial will be in Rosewood Park Cemetery. Joe passed away Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, due to complications from a motor vehicle accident.
Joe was born Oct. 17, 1945, in Corsicana to Zilna Buford and Sudie Lois Holditch Moore. He was an avid Texas Ranger fan and a fan of NASCAR. Joe worked at Equipment Depot in Longview. He was a member of Mobberly Baptist Church and a veteran of the United States Navy.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents; son, Lance Moore; brother, Buford Moore; brother and sister-in-law, Gene and Johnetta Moore.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Glenda; and son Shane Moore both of Longview; three grandchildren, Nichole, Michael and Hunter Moore; sister and brother-in-law, Carol and David Harwell; sister-in-law, Jan Moore of Corsicana; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Hazel and Jerry Underwood of Houston; sister-in-law, Doris Walpole of Mesquite; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marie and Robert Jones of Garland; numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, at Welch Funeral Home, 4619 Judson Road, Longview, Texas 75605.
Arrangements by Welch Funeral Home.

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Tommy Lee Grant
Dec 5, 1947 - Dec 5, 2015
US ARMY
 
On Dec. 5, 2015 around 12 a.m., Tommy Grant passed away peacefully in his home. Tommy was 68 years old.
Tommy was born in Grapeland on Dec. 5, 1947 to Earl and Erie Grant. He graduated from Palestine High School in 1966 and married Martha Hicks in 1967. He was drafted into the army on Dec. 5, 1967 and served his tour in Germany. When he returned home he worked for the Palestine Fire Department for two years. He then joined the Palestine Police department. He left there and took a job at Alcoa in Anderson County where he joined the family business of W.E. Grant and Sons in laying brick and building houses. He then went to work at Navarro College as Campus Police Officer and later became The Chief of Campus Police. He continued there for 18 years. He retired and went to work on his land working with his cows and hay baling. He went back to work and worked for the Navarro County Sheriff's office until he went on to become the Constable for Pct. 4 where he worked until his passing. His passion was helping people through law enforcement.
Tommy was a man with the greatest of morals, honesty, and integrity. Tommy always saw the good in everyone, yet saw through the bad as well. He was a devoted and loving husband for 48 years. A loving Dad and role model (HERO) to his three children. Pawpaw to his grandchildren, mentor and hero to them. He was Pawpaw to any and all children. They say kids and dogs are a good judge of character of people, which Tommy was loved by both. There was never a man with more honesty and integrity than Tommy Grant. He meant the world to his family and friends.
If a stranger was stuck, he was the first one with a chain ready to help no matter what time of day or night. You could always count on Tommy to lend a helping hand and do what was right. A true man of his word, which was his bond. The only thing a man truly owns is his word, Tommy was a wealthy man by all means.
Tommy loved his family unconditionally, he loved his cattle, his land, his garden, dogs and cats. And most of all his wife and children, his grandchildren, his great grandchildren and always had love for extended family and friends. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. By all those lives he touched (too many to count). Tommy summed up what a Cowboy was, not at lifestyle, but a Man.
He is preceded in death by his daughter Amanda Grant, parents, and sister Lynda Jo Grant.
Tommy is survived by his wife, Martha Grant of Barry; children, Charles Grant, William Sam Grant, Kimberly Grant Ippolito and husband James; grandchildren, Justin Grant, Jeremiah Bradberry, Jeremy Grant, Dylan Dunn-Ippolito, Tanner Grant, Tristian Grant, Brody Grant, Josh Kuykendall; great-grandchildren, Nathaniel Grant and Emma Grant; brothers, Bobby Grant and wife Ronda and Jimmy Grant and brothers-in-law, Jerry Hicks Jr., Jimmy Sides and wife Dianne. He is also survived by nephews, Jason Grant and wife April, Chad Grant and wife Heather, Jerry Hicks Jr. and wife Melissa, David Hicks and Shannon Hicks.
Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Gene Gipson officiating. Graveside service will be 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 at Parker Cemetery in Grapeland. Pallbearers will be Charles Grant, Justin Grant, Jeremiah Bradberry, Jeremy Grant, Dylan Dunn-Ippolito, Tanner Grant. Honorary pallbearers will be Tristian Grant, Josh Kuykendall, Bobby Shaw, Carl Hays, Richard Hays, Noah Grounds.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Thomas Eugene King
abt 1948 - Dec 9, 2015

Thomas Eugene King, 67 of Powell passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 at his residence. Graveside service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015 at Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Thomas Eugene King, 67 of Powell passed away December 9, 2015 at his residence. He was born February 6, 1948 in Muncie, IN to William Earl King and Earnistine Della Fouts King.
He is survived by his wife Victoria King of Powell; children, Lloyd and Casey King of Corsicana, Dana and Aaron Morgan of Muncie, IN, Victoria and Ronald Oliver of Powell, Mary Burton of Muncie, IN, Michael Branson of Muncie, IN and Dorothy and Charles Morgan of Muncie, IN. He is also survived by five sister, two brothers, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

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Mary Elizabeth (Hardage) McKissack
Feb 1, 1879 - Jul 14, 1927

STREETMAN WOMAN DIED EARLY TODAY NAVARRO HOSPITAL

Mrs. Mary McKissack, aged 48 years, wife of J. N. McKissack of Streetman, died in the Navarro County Hospital shortly before 5 o’clock Thursday morning and the remains were forwarded to Streetman for interment on the noon T. & B. V. train for burial sometime Friday morning. She had been in ill health for a number of years.

Surviving are her husband, three children, Loyal, Malcolm and Emmagene, all of Streetman; one sister, Mrs. Arie Sanders, Mississippi; two brothers, W. H. Hardage, Dallas; P. W. Hardage, Bowie County.

Mrs. McKissack was born in Mississippi but had resided in Streetman for 27 years.

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Jim Ned McKissack
Mar 20, 1879 - Jan 3, 1972

J. McKissack

Services for Jim Ned McKissack of Streetman are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Baptist Church in Streetman. Rev. Leonard Lee is to officiate, with burial in Birdston Cemetery.

McKissack, 92 died Tuesday night in the Wortham Hospital.

Survivors include two sons, Malsolm McKissack of Richardson and Loyal McKissack of Streetman; one daughter, Mrs. Imogene Shaddix of Grand Prairie; one granddaughter, five great-grandchildren; one brother, Rev. Herbert McKissack of Teague; and one sister, Mrs. Eva DuBose of Wortham. He was married to the former Miss Mary Hardage.

Pallbearers will be George Sims, Harris Wilson Melner, Homer Paul Bonner, H. Y. Gregory, Ralph Sims, Jr., Lloyd Robinson, John Elmo Sims, and A. K. McGilvary.

Griffin Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun – Tuesday, Jan 4, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Elizabeth (Hardage) McKissack married Nov. 1, 1903; s/o George Artemus McKissack & Sarah Ealon (Gregory) McKissack

Holland Yancy Gregory, Sr.
Jun 13, 1880 - May 19, 1962

H. Y. Gregory Rites Monday

Holland Y. Gregory, 81, retired farmer, died at his home in Streetman Saturday night.

Funeral services were held Monday at 2:30 p.m. from the Streetman Presbyterian church with burial in the Birdston Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. L. L. McCutchin, pastor, assisted by Rev. Grady James of Birdston.

Surviving are his wife of Streetman; a son, Holland Gregory, Jr., Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Brazier, Irving, and Mrs. Katherine Vise, Corsicana; 10 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Lloyd McKissack, Garner Steele, Sam Keele, Pete Carroll, John McGilvary and Leonard Lee.

Griffin directed.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 21, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Katherine “Kate” (McIver) Gregory married Jul. 21, 1907; s/o Robert Gregory & Josephine “Josie” (Mann) Gregory-McKissack

Augustus Lawhorn Burleson, Sr.  
Jun 8, 1836 - Jun 26, 1921

Died at Old Birdston.

A. L. Burleson, aged 82 years, a native Texan, and for sixty-five years a resident of this county, died at his home near old Birdston last night and the remains were interred there this afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and a large number of grown children.

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Mary Adaline (Hill) Peacock
Nov 4, 1854 - Jan 11, 1919

Died in Eureka Community.

Mrs. Peacock, widow of the late A. F. Peacock, aged 64 years, died at her home near Eureka yesterday and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery today. The deceased had lived in this county for many years, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew her. She is survived by several grown children.

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J. L. Owen
Oct 4, 1851 - Oct 4, 1919

Died Here Saturday Night.

J. L. Owen, aged 68 years, died at his home, 717 East Seventh Avenue, Saturday night, and the remains were interred at Eureka yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. W. L. Patterson and J. E. Bell officiating. The deceased had been in the grocery business in East Corsicana a number of years, and had many friends who regret his death. He is survived by his wife.

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James Aubrey Standard
Dec 6, 1914 - Jan 19, 1920

DIED FROM KICK OF A MULE

Little Boy Died While on Way From Eureka to Hospital

Eubrey, the 5-year-old son of Sydney Standard of Eureka, was kicked on the head by a mule last Saturday evening, but his condition was not regarded as critical till yesterday afternoon, when within four miles of Corsicana the little fellow passed away. The remains were interred in the Eureka cemetery this afternoon.

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Myrtle (Gandy) Pritchett
Dec 17, 1888 - Jan 11, 1920

Mrs. Myrtle Pritchett, wife of James W. Pritchett, died near Eureka Sunday, after a long illness, and the remains were buried there yesterday. The deceased is survived by her husband and three children and her father, W. L. Gandy.

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Austin Quay Boyd
Mar 17, 1849 - Nov 28, 1921

Good Citizen Passed Away.

A. Q. Boyd, aged 73 years, and for many years a highly esteemed citizen of the Eureka community, died at his home there at 6 o’clock yesterday morning after an illness of two weeks and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Revs. W. L. Patterson and J. M. White officiating. The funeral was largely attended and there were many pretty floral offerings. The deceased is survived by these grown children: Mrs. J. B. Grantham, Mrs. J. A. Brown, Mrs. F. V. Fullwood, Misses Nannie and Ruth Boyd, Mack Boyd and John Boyd of Eureka, Moffett Boyd of Dallas, Andrew Boyd, Duncan, Oklahoma, and Mrs. Zimry Tekell of Rushing.

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Permelia Margaret (Crowley) Sturgis-Jennings
Sep 1843 - Dec 25, 1921

Died Christmas Day.

Mrs. Omelia Jennings, aged 77 years, died at the home of her son, M. J. Jennings, Christmas Day, and the funeral took place Tuesday, December 26, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church conducted the services.

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George Dudley Johnson
Jul 23, 1849 - Jun 8, 1921

Remains Interred in Oakwood.

The remains of the late G. Dudley Johnson were interred in Oakwood this morning at 10:30 after services at the home conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth. There was a large attendance and many beautiful floral offerings were laid upon the bier at the close of the service.

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Nicholas W. Cullen
1882 - Apr. 17, 1921

Impressive Funeral Services of Soldier.

The remains of the late Nicholas Cullen, who was killed at Eldorado, Ark., a few days ago arrived in the city this morning on the 9:50 o’clock Cotton Belt, accompanied by his sister, Mrs. Donald Cameron and husband of San Antonio, who went to the scene of the accident. The casket arrived covered with a large American flag, and the body was taken over by representatives of the Corsicana division of the American Legion who were the active pall bearers, and together with many friends of the deceased and his family followed the funeral procession to Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted at the cemetery with the Rev. M. W. Clark of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church officiating, and the members of the American Legion under the direction of Capt. C. A. Davis, assisting.

Following the impressive service conducted by Rev. Mr. Clark with appropriate music by a quartet consisting of Mrs. Henry Robbins, Miss Hattie Kenner, C. l. Knox and H. E. Metcalf, the body was laid to rest after which Captain Davis and the brave American soldiers, all of which were in uniform, stood at parade rest while taps were sounded by J. A. McMahon, a member of the Legion. The services were most impressive and the deceased was buried with full honors of an American soldier, he having served on the firing line on Flanders Field over two years.

Nicholas, or (Nick) as his old time friends remember him best was reared and received his education in the public schools of Corsicana, and a number of his old time boy friends attend the funeral together with friends of the family. He was a member of the First Methodist church of the city for a number of years prior to moving away and was a congenial friend with a big heart.

He med his death in the big storm that swept Arkansas and East Texas a few days ago by an oil derrick blowing down and hitting him and causing instant death.

At the time of the storm, Mr. Cullen was together with his partner buying oil leases in the Eldorado oil field which business he had been in for the past few years and was enjoying a prosperous business.

He leaves a widowed mother Mrs. Pauline Cullen and four sisters, Mrs. Pick Wood of Corsicana, Mrs. Donald Cameron of San Antonio, Mrs. Fred Blackburn of San Antonio and Mrs. Emmett Jones of Birmingham, Ala., all of whom attended the funeral except Mrs. Jones, who could not come on account of sickness.

The American soldiers who were in full soldiers uniform that were active pall bearers were Capt. C. A. Davis, Capt. F. A. Reese, Lieut. J. M. Dyer, Jr., Lieut. Jack Walton, Lieut. Sam Slay, Corp. John Garner, Corp. J. J. Wiley, Serg. Oma Jackson, Bugler J. A. McMahon, Pvt. G. W. Moody and Capt. C. C. Cunningham.

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Pauline Elizabeth (Martin) Cullen
Sep 11, 1857 - Feb 14, 1942

MRS. PAULINE CULLEN, LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF CORSICANA, DIES

BORN IN THIS CITY SEPT. 11, 1857, AND RESIDED HERE ALL LIFE

Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Cullen, aged 84 years, life-long Corsicana resident, died at her home, 1037 West Sixth avenue early Saturday morning. She was the widow of the late P. H. Cullen.

Mrs. Cullen was born in Corsicana, Sept. 11, 1857, the daughter of the late G. L. Martin, pioneer attorney, landowner and Masonic leader here, and Mrs. Mary Garner Martin. Mr. Martin was pastmaster of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge and was organizing lodges in this area in 1957.

A member of the First Methodist church since early childhood, Mrs. Cullen had been a member of the congregation longer than any other person.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. P. Wood, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Havner, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Emmett A. Jones, New Orleans, La.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Boyce Martin, Lowry Martin, Joel C. Trimble, Frank Garner, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., and Edgar Blackburn.

Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Funeral arrangements had not been completed early Saturday afternoon pending word from relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY MORNING FOR MRS. CULLEN

Funeral services for Mrs. Pauline Elizabeth Cullen, 84, native Corsicanan, who died at her home, 1037 West Sixth Avenue early Saturday morning, will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel.

Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will conduct the rites. Interment will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Cullen was born in Corsicana, Sept. 11, 1857, the daughter of the late G. L. Martin, pioneer attorney, landowner and Masonic leader here, and Mrs. Mary Garner Martin. She was the widow of the late P. H. Cullen.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. A. P. Wood, Corsicana; Mrs. Frank Havner, Cincinnati, and Mrs. Emmett A. Jones, New Orleans, La.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Boyce Martin, Lowry Martin, Joel C. Trimble, Frank Garner, Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., and Edgar Blackburn.

Honorary Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Angelina Evaline (Hopkins) Tyner
Jun 13, 1821 - Jul 6, 1921

WAS ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD.

Had Lived in This County for Thirty years.

Mrs. Evelyn Tyner, who was one hundred years old on the 13th of last month, died at the home of her son, R. J. Tyner, in the Roane community, last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. E. P. Kennedy of the First Baptist Church officiating.

The deceased was born in Capiah County, Mississippi, June 13, 1821, and had lived in this county nearly thirty years. She is survived by three sons, R. J. Tyner, Roane; F. J. Tyner, Oklahoma; J. B. Tyner, Bazette. Two daughters and one son are dead. In all she has living near one hundred grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Hellen Mooneyhan
1915 - Dec 12, 1921

LITTLE GIRL KILLED BY AUTO TRUCK

Skull Is Crushed When Wheel of Machine Passed Over Head

Helen, the six-year-old daughter of A. J. Mooneyhan, who lives on Sycamore street just west of Oakwood cemetery, met with an accident late yesterday afternoon that resulted in her death at 4 o’clock this morning.

Mr. Mooneyhan owns two large auto trucks with which he does public hauling. Yesterday afternoon one of these trucks was out of commission and was being pulled into the yard at the family home.

Helen and some of her brothers and sisters and several neighbors children had climbed into the truck that was being pulled into the yard and were having a jolly time, when Helen fell off. One of the rear wheels of the big machine passed over her head crushing her skull, and the little girl passed away at 4 o’clock this morning as the result of her injuries.

The terrible accident came as a crushing blow to the family, and all have the sympathy of many friends in their county.

The remains of the little girl were laid to rest in Oakwood this afternoon.

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James Pitman “Jim” Lumpkin
Jun 24, 1888 - Nov 11, 1918

BODIES OF SOLDIERS ARRIVE HERE

Funerals For Two Navarro County Boys Who Died Fighting

At 9:30 this morning the bodies of Jesse B. Jones and James P. Lumpkin, two Navarro county boys who were killed in France, arrived here from San Antonio, accompanied by Corporal Arthur N. Brofy, of Fort Sam Houston.

Both bodies were taken to the Sutherland undertaking parlors. A large number of the friends and relatives of the two young men met the bodies at the train.

At 12 o’clock the funeral part for Jesse Jones left for his mother’s home in the Montfort community, and from there the remains were laid to rest by the side of R. N. Jones, father of the deceased, who died a few months ago. Rev. M. C. Cuthbertson, of Denison, former pastor of the Church of Christ here officiated at the funeral, and the following acted as pallbearers:

Active—E. W. O’Daniel, B. P. Gorman, Eddie Bell, Eddie Medaris, Leonard Speed, Jesse Speed, Oscar O’Daniel, Lewis Wise and H. B. Doyle.

Honorary—Dell Jackson, J. W. Davidson, M. H. Montfort, O. E. Ttone, E. M. Gorman, J. T. Brown, A. O’Daniel, B. D. Doyle, J. T. Montfort, H. W. Gabriel, L. W. Carlisle, D. D. Wylie, B. G. Mayo, Will Jackson and Will Jeffers.

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

Jas. P. Lumpkin, who was killed on November 11, 1919, three years ago, was survived by his wife, and a few months ago she was married by T. L. Brown, and they now live near Drane. The body of the deceased was taken soon after its arrival here to the Brown home in the Drane community, and the funeral will take place from there tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, and interment will be in Oakwood.

The same train that brought these boys here took the body of James William Hodge to his former home at Athens.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Nov 10, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • KIA WWI
  •  h/o Dell Elizabeth (Martin) Lumpkin married Dec. 6, 1908 (his obit says she remarried to T. L. Brown) s/o William Joseph Lumpkin and Mary Josephine (Howell) Lumpkin

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W. O. W. Notice

All members of the W. O. W. are requested to attend the funeral of Sov. Jas. P. Lumpkin a former member of the Camp at Navarro, and who died in France Nov. 11, 1918 from wounds received in action while fighting with the 360th infantry.

Oakwood cemetery, Friday, November 11, 1921 at 3 o’clock.

J. H. HOWELL, Clerk

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The last sad rites to the memory of James P. Lumpkin, a Navarro county soldier of the world war, and who was killed in France, November 11, 1918, just three years ago today, took place in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Immediately after its arrival here, the body was taken to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Brown, five miles west of here, and from there the funeral cortege moved to Oakwood, where services were held at the grave by C. H. Storey.

Members of Johnson-Wiggins Post acted as pall bearers, and there were many kahki uniforms in evidence and many beautiful floral offerings were placed over the bier by the large number of friends who were in attendance.

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George Austin Stanley
Nov 10, 1848 - Jun 26, 1921

DIED SUDDENLY LAST NIGHT.

Funeral Arrangements Have Not Yet Been Made.

Geo. A. Stanley, aged 72 years, and for many years a resident here, dropped dead at his home, 1526 West Sixth Avenue, at 7:30 Last night. The deceased had been in rather feeble health for some time, but his death was unexpected. He is survived by his widow and four sons, H. A. Stanley, an attorney of Ardmore, Okla., and F. S. Stanley, T. S. Stanley and L. S. Stanley of Corsicana and a daughter, Mrs. Eva Lee, Newton, Ala.

Funeral arrangements are being delayed to hear from his son in Ardmore, who is away from his home there.

The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence 1526 W. Sixth Avenue.

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Funeral Took Place Today.

The funeral for the remains of the late Geo. A. Stanley, who died suddenly at his home, 1526 West Sixth Avenue, on Sunday night last, took place from there this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment was in Oakwood, and the last sad rites were largely attended. Rev. F. N. Calvin officiated and there were numerous pretty floral offerings.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 28, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Sallie Celena (Grigsby) Stanley married Nov. 14, 1872 buried in Marshall cemetery 2nd wife Ella Frances (Embrey) Stanley s/o Austin Stanley

Ella Frances “Fannie” (Embrey) Stanley
Apr 2, 1866 - Dec 5, 1942

MRS. FANNIE STANLEY DIED SATURDAY; BE BURIED SUNDAY

Mrs. Fannie Stanley, age 76 years, wife of the late G. A. Stanley, died at the family residence, 1526 West Sixth avenue at noon Saturday. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Dillard W. Thurman, minister of the Church of Christ, will conduct the rites. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Stanley had been a resident of Corsicana for 52 years.

Surviving are four sons, Frank P. Stanley, Corsicana; Theodore Stanley, Corsicana; Lucian W. Stanley, Abilene; H. A. Stanley, Oklahoma; a granddaughter, Cora Nell Stanley, Corsicana and other relatives.

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RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. STANLEY; BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Stanley, age 78 years, were held from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Dillard W. Thurman, minister of the Church of Christ, officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Stanley died at the family residence Saturday.

Mrs. Stanley had been a resident of Corsicana for 52 years.

Surviving are four sons, Frank P. Stanley, Corsicana; Theodore Stanley, Corsicana; Lucian W. Stanley, Camp Barkley, Abilene; H. A. Stanley, Ardmore, Okla.; a granddaughter, Cora Neil Stanley, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Princess Clemenza Swick
Jan 19, 1908 - Jun 26, 1921

Funeral Sunday

Princess Clemenza Swick, aged 13 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Swick, who make their home on the Drane farm, north of Corsicana, died Sunday morning at 2 o’clock and the funeral services were conducted from the First Christian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. F. N. Calvin conducted the services. The deceased was a devoted Christian, being a member of the First Christian church of Corsicana.

To Princess Clemenza Swick.

A Rosebud of love in a garden grew,
Walled round with human hearts;
It promised a perfume excelled by few
And a beauty beyond all arts.

The Angel of Death spread his wings abroad
Where the Rosebud her petal uncurled,
And she faded away from her earthbound lot,
To bloom in a brighter world.
HER MOTHER.

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Dora (Newman) Witherspoon
Jun 6, 1887 - May 18, 1921

FUNERAL WILL BE TOMORROW.

Lady of Well Known Family Passed Away

The people of Corsicana were made sad yesterday when the news of the death of the late Mrs. Dora Witherspoon passed from lip to lip because she had lived here long and was universally esteemed for her many womanly traits of character, and for her kindly and lovable life. The deceased was 66 years of age, and the biggest part of those years had been spent in Navarro county. Surviving the deceased are four children, C. L. Witherspoon, now of San Antonio, Mrs. T. W. Lovett of Corsicana; Mrs. Agnes Stevens of Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and Mrs. Ralph Beaton, Jr. of Dallas.

The funeral will take place from the home at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon with interment in Oakwood. The following will act as pall bearers:

Active—Dr. J. A. Jones, C. C. Walton, Dr. T. W. Watson, Jno. C. Calhoun, Meritt A. Drane, A. H. Kerr.

Honorary—Dr. I. N. Suttle, Dr. L. E. Kelton, Dr. Z. T. Hodge, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. W. D. Fountain, Dr. Homer B. Jester, Dr. J. M. V. Wills, Dr. B. F. Houston, Dr. J. B. Cooksey, Dr. W. F. Horgor, Dr. J. S. Daniel.

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Gabriel Marshal Franks
Jun 29, 1883 - Mar 31, 1921

Remains Interred This Morning.

The remains of the late G. M. Franks were laid to rest in Oakwood at 10 o’clock this morning with services at the grave conducted by Revs. L. C. Howell, M. W. Clark and R. L. Shivers. There was a good attendance and numerous pretty floral offerings.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 1, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cora Eva (Wilson) Franks-Poole married Nov. 25, 1906 s/o James Calvin Franks, Sr. and Samantha Christine (Caskey) Franks

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Transplanted.

After several months of intense suffering, Marshall Franks was transplanted from his earthly habitation to his Heavenly abode. He was born near Corsicana, Texas, June 29, 1883; died March 31st, 1921. On December 11th he was stricken with a malady that baffled medical skill. All was done for him that human and medical aid could do. He bore his suffering patiently and battled fiercely against the dreadful malady that held him strongly in its grip until March 31st, then the end came. Death conquered, and he fell asleep in Jesus’ arms. Marshall was gloriously converted about the middle of December and rejoiced greatly in his new found joy, and spoke freely to his loved ones and friends concerning the salvation of their souls. Marshall was a true devoted husband, a kind, obedient son and a loyal citizen.

The funeral service was conducted by Rev. Shivers and Howell. He was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery to await the Resurrection morn. Our loss is Heaven’s gain. Feelings of sorrow and joy mingled the service. There was sorrow because we were conscious of our loss; of joy because of the consciousness that another soul had gone home to be crowned. So often there is added gloom about a funeral because there is a doubt as to the destiny of the deceased. There was no sorrow of this kind in Marshall’s funeral. All felt that he had gone triumphantly through the gates. He has gone from us, but in a deep and profound sense he is still here; his splendid personality, his genial spirit will always abide with us who knew him. In the sanctuary of his own heart he erected the cross and because of this he convinced others of its reality.

To his loved ones and friends we would say, “Weep not as those that have no hope; look forward to the grand meeting yonder, just outside of the Eastern gates. Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord. Truly he has crossed over and is now resting under the shade of the trees. This we well know.

Our loved ones are gathering yonder,
My friends are fast passing away;
And I may join their bright number,
And dwell in eternity’s day.
They’re safe now in Glory with Jesus.
Their trials and battles are past;
They overcame sin and the tempter,
They’ve reached that fair city at last.

He leaves a wife father and mother, six brothers and four sisters to mourn his loss. May the blessings of Heaven smile on the mourning ones, and comfort the hearts that are crushed with sorrow.

S. C. PRITCHETT.

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In Loving Memory.

On the 31st day of March, 1921, just before the noon hour, the Death Angel lay its icy hand upon the body of Mr. G. M. Franks, and took his soul to its celestial home. “Marshall” (As his friends lovingly called him.) was the third child of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Franks and of a family of eleven grown children, his going is the first link taken from the family chain.

Marshall would have 38 years of age, the 29th of June. He lived a life of cheerfulness. Truthfully the words “To know him was to love him.” Marshall gave his heart to God during his long sickness, and often afterward, spoke of the way being bright and clear for him, so, to his loving wife, father and mother, weep not as those who have no hope, for his suffering is over, he has left his old world of sin and sorrow to live in a land of peace and rest, while we are left to mourn his going. Oh it’s hard to see our loved ones laying so cold and still, and to know they can’t speak to us again in this life, but we have this consolation: We shall meet again where there’ll be no more sad parting; no more sickness, sin or sorrow, in that blessed sweet tomorrow.

Marshall leaves a wife, father, mother and the following brothers and sisters to mourn his loss; J. C., Jr., R. W., R. L., and Vivian, of Corsicana; M. M. of Wichita Falls; B. O. of Dallas; Mrs. W. M. Archer of Kemp; Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Mrs. Robt. Holloway and Miss Artie Mae Franks of Corsicana.

Marshall was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery on the first day of April to await the Resurrection morn. A large number of friends and relatives followed the remains to its last resting place. There were many beautiful flowers which spoke of the love his friends held for him.

Gone but not forgotten.

Written by his loving sister-in-law,
MRS. THELLA FRANKS, Dallas, Texas.

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Cora Eva (Wilson) Franks-Poole
Sep 7, 1885 - Sep 8, 1974

Mrs. Pooler

Funeral services will be at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Cora E. Pooler, 89, resident of Corsicana, who died Sunday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Navarro county and had lived in Corsicana most of her life. She was also a member of Second Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. B. O. (Gracie) Franks and Mrs. Alma Cheney both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Sep 9, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Gabriel Marshal Franks married Nov. 25, 1906 & 2nd UNKNOWN Poole d/o Thomas R. Wilson & Sarah (Holley) Wilson per death certificate
  • (death certificate says Poole obit says Pooler)

Burette Oliver Franks
Apr 23, 1890 - Feb 26, 1975

B. O. Franks

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for B. O. Franks, 84, resident of Corsicana who died Wednesday in Memorial Hospital.

Rev. Gene Gardner will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Navarro county, resident of Corsicana 14 years, a retired salesman, and member of the Second Avenue Baptist Church.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Gracie Franks of Corsicana; three sons, C. B. Franks of Grand Prairie, Weldon Franks of Plano, and Henry Franks of Mesquite; eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include E. J. Jones, Hoyte Priddy, Hobert Marshall, Preston Norwood, Otis Atkeisson, and Clayton Norwood.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 27, 1975
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mattie Theila (Williams) Franks married Oct. 4, 1908 2nd wife Gracie Etta (Wilson) Franks; s/o James Calvin Franks, Sr. & Samantha Christine (Caskey) Franks

James Calvin Franks, Sr.
Oct 24, 1854 - Dec 2, 1924

Funeral Services For Pioneer of County

The funeral services for the late J. C. Franks took place at the family home on North Thirteenth street at 2 o’clock this afternoon, and were conducted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy. There was a large attendance and many flowers.

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PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY MAN DIED AT HIS HOME HERE TODAY

James C. Franks, who was 76 years of age on the 23rd day of October last died suddenly at his home, 812 North Thirteenth street, at 10:30 this morning. The deceased had been in ill health for some time but was up and about his home yesterday.

He had been a resident of this county for near fifty years and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and ten children. The children are Mrs. W. M. Archer, Mrs. T. P. Shivers, Mrs. Robert Holloway and Mrs. Mack Dickson, all of Corsicana; J. C. Franks, Jr., and Roy Franks of Corsicana; Martin Franks, Wichita Falls; B. Franks, Dallas; Roy Franks of Reed Oklahoma and A. V. Franks of Wortham.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been made, but burial will be in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon, with Rev. E. P. Kennedy officiating.

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James Monroe Scoggins
Aug 29, 1863 - Aug 3, 1921

Died Here Yesterday.

J. M. Scoggins, aged 60 years, died at his home, 1050 South Seventeenth street, yesterday after a long illness and the remains were interred in Oakwood at 10 o’clock this morning. Rev. L. C. Howell officiated and members of the Woodmen acted as pallbearers. The deceased is survived by his widow and several grown children.

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Reba K. King
Feb 16, 1920 - Apr 10, 1921

Died Here Last Night.

Reba, the 18-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. King, died at the family home 916 South Eighteenth street, last night, and the remains wree interred in Oakwood at 2:30 this afternoon, Rev. E. P. Kennedy, officiating.

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Weldon W. Williams
Jun 9, 1911 - Jun 17, 1921

Died At Roane.

Weldon Williams, 10-year-old son of Williams, died at the home of his uncle, Carl Hendricks, near Roane, yesterday afternoon of blood poison and the remains were interred here today in Oakwood, Rev. C. C. Cuthbertson officiating.

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Abbie Lena Puckett
Oct 28, 1920 - Apr 12, 1921

Lost Their infant Daughter.

Abbie Lena, the 5-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Puckett, died at the family home, 918 South Eighteenth street last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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Bud Elijah Steely
Sep 3, 1883 - Jan 29, 1921

Died Here Last Night.

B. E. (Bud) Steely, aged 27 years, died at the home of his mother on West Park avenue at 5 o’clock this morning after a long illness. The deceased was 27 years of age and served in the American navy during the recent world war, during which he contracted the lung trouble that finally ended his life. Before entering the navy he was an employe of the Johnston & Aikin Co., and was a most industrious and excellent man and he had a host of friends who are pained at his untimely and sad end.

He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Matilda Steely, three brothers, C. R. Steely, Corsicana; J. H. Steely, Stamford; L. D. Steely of Eureka, and J. G. W. Steely of Paris, and by one sister, Mrs. Emma Powell of Beaumont.

The funeral will take place Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late Bud Steely were interred in Oakwood this afternoon after funeral services at his late home conducted by Rev. C. H. Booth. A large procession followed the remains to the grave and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

The active pallbearers were Durwood Robinson, Homer Watson, J. L. Benson, Jr., Otto Lowry, Suttle Roberts and Henry Call. The honorary pall bearers, who were former co-laborers at the Johnston-Aikin plant, were B. W. Hales, J. A. Evans, B. W. Blue, D. D. Cagle, Pearl Simpson, W. D. Owens, F. P. Ficklin, M. J. Jennings, D. W. Draper, J. W. Burnup, R. L. Miller, Cliff Morris, C. A. Langston, O. E. Wilson, Fred Keathley, Joe Henderson, Ben Young, Arthur Langston, R. H. Mitchell, P. R. Moyle, E. E. Milliron, L. C. Dockery, M. W. Johnson, Jesse Griffin, B. B. Newton, P. H. Franklin, Robt. Mayo, W. J. Kelley, W. L. Ayers, Joe Lindle, B. R. Moyle, Geo. Little, T. J. Keathley, Chas. Teeple, Walker Clarkson, Roy Tarkington, Tom Patterson, Cecil Cook, A. R. Walker, A. V. Williams, R. L. Hall, Hubert Redden and Roy Douglas.

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Effie Kisiha (Johnston) Hail 
Mar 8, 1858 - Jul 3, 1921

Died Here Sunday Night.

Mrs. Effie Hail, aged 62 years, widow of the late Joe Hail, died at her home 13 West Tenth Avenue, Sunday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday, Revs. C. H. Storey and W. T. Ingram officiated. The pall bearers were j. G. Comfort, G. E. Mitchell, C. G. Davidson, J. M. Blanding, J. C. Hughes and J. M. Dyer and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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William James “Will/Willie” Posey
1890 - Apr 6, 1921

OIL DRILLER WELL KNOWN HERE

Was Killed In San Antonio Yesterday Afternoon.

Mrs. Mattie Carl received a telegram last night from San Antonio saying that her brother, Will Posey, has been killed there. The telegram
gave no particulars of the tragedy. Mrs. Carl left last night for San Antonio. "Billie" Posey was for years a well known driller here and had
many friends here who will regret to learn of his tragic death.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light - April 8, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Cleo (McLeod) Posey married Dec. 23, 1909 s/o George J. “Lonnie” Posey & Margaret Frances Elizabeth “Fanny” (Martin) Posey-McDonald
  • Oakwood Cemetery

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FUNERAL SATURDAY

Body of Will Posey Will Arrive In Corsicana Tomorrow

D. A. McLeod, received a message from San Antonio this morning stating that the body of Willie Posey, who was killed near that city Wednesday, would arrive in Corsicana over the H. and T. C. Saturday morning at 6 o’clock. The funeral will be conducted from the residence of Mrs. Ed Carl, 512 West Collin Street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock and Rev. E.P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church will conduct the services. Burial will take place in Oakwood.

Will Posey was 32 years of age and is survived by his widow and two children, a boy and a girl, aged seven and nine years respectively. He was an oil well driller and was in the employ of C. L. Witherspoon. He was reared in this county and has many friends here who will be pained to learn of his death.

The message informing relatives of his death stated no details and how it occurred is as yet unknown here.

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REMAINS REACHED HERE TODAY

Funeral Was Well Attended this Afternoon.

Mrs. Erna Carl reached here this morning with the body of her brother Willie Posey, who was shot and Instantly killed while at work at an oil rig in the Sumerset oil field for C. L Witherspoon at 1:30 last Wednesday afternoon by a young man 24 years of age, named Richard Hall. Mrs. Carl stated to the Sun reporter this morning that it was alleged that the young man had been very abusive to her brother on two or three occasions some time ago, and that on the last of these occasions, which was two months ago, her brother struck him. Wednesday, the young man is alleged to have come to where Will Posey was at work and after telling several young men who were working with Posey to stand aside, he asked Posey if it was he who had hit him on former occasion, and upon Posey answering him in the affirmative, young Hall said "Look me straight in the face, I am going to kill you." At this Hall is alleged to have fired on Posey killing him instantly. Ha was arrested and is now in jail in Lytle, the county seat.

The funeral for the remains of the deceased took place at the home of Mrs. Carl, 512 West Collin street, a 2 o'clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy.

The pallbearers were: Actlve—Jack Hayes, Babe Bennett, J. L. Bonner, Eddie Kesslnger, J.C. Calhoun and Sam Inman.

Honorary—J. R. Curington, W. H .Warren, R.K. Blackshear, Nick Garrity, Percy Williams, J. W. Green, Fred M. Allison and W. A. Berger.

R. S. Barnes, J. J. Sheppard, and C A. Collins and W. H. Williams sang. The last sad rites were well attended and there were many beautiful flowers.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two children, and by two sisters, Mrs. Erna-Carl, of Corsicana and Mrs. Mattie Justice of Roswell, New Mexico.

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John E. Caraway
Oct 1871 - Jul 7, 1921

MYSTERY SURROUNDS DEATH OF J. E. CARROWAY AT BRICKYARD

NIGHTWATCHMAN SHOT IN BACK AND KILLED—BODY DISCOVERED EARLY TODAY

J. E. Carroway, between 35 and 40 years of age, was found dead early this morning at the Corsicana Brick Company’s plant, south of Corsicana with a bullet wound, which is thought to have been caused by a thirty-eight caliber pistol, in the center of his back.

NEGRO WOMAN GAVE ALARM.
A negor woman, Annie Smith, who was taking her horse to pasture, some time between five and six o’lock, saw the body near an oil house in the brick yard and notified L. E. Meadow an employe of the brick company. The county authorities were notified and Sheriff Walter Hays, Judge Cobb and Judge Christian went to the scene of the tragedy.

INQUEST HELD.
Judge Christian held an inquest over the body but has not yet returned a verdict. The death is surrounded by mystery with no clues.

ROBBERY NOT MOTIVE.
The thirty-two caliber automatic pistol carried by Carroway, who was acting in the capacity of night watchman at the time of his death, was found near the body, but it was fully loaded and had not been fired. According to Judge Christian there was no evidence that robbery was the object of the killing as a purse containing $4.00 and a watch, with several other articles, were found on the person of the dead man. The watch had stopped at just a little after five o’clock.

An automobile belonging to the dead man was parked near where the body was found and a lantern was also nearby.

Indications are that Carroway walked and crawled about forty feet in his death struggle.

PROBE FOR BULLET.
The body was carried to the Sutherland Undertaking parlors where the wound is being probed to ascertain the nature of the bullet which caused the death. Judge Christian is of the opinion that the men had been dead for some time when he arrived, as the body was cold.

NO ONE HEARD SHOT.
Close questioning by Judge Christian among people working or living in the vicinity of the shooting failed to locate anyone who heard the shot which killed Carroway. Nothing pointing to the fact that the dead man had any enemies has come to light and so far the death is one of the most mysterious ever occurring in this county.

The county authorities are continuing their investigations today and are putting forth every effort to solve the mystery.

Carroway is said to have a wife and several children living. He was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church of Corsicana.

The body is being held at the Sutherland Undertaking parlors pending instructions from relatives.

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NOTHING NEW IN DEATH OF J. E. CARROWAY

Funeral Took Place This Afternoon With Burial in Oakwood

The sheriff’s office reports no developments in the mystery surrounding the murder of J. E. Carroway at the yard of the Corsicana Brick Co. Thursday morning , where he was a night watchman.

The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 6 o’clock, Rev. M. W. Clark, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, of which deceased was a member, officiated.

A. son, George Carroway, reached here this morning to look after the burial of his father.

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Thomas L. “Tom” Hamilton
Dec 1, 1872 - Feb 9, 1921

DIED IN HOUSTON.

Tom L. Hamilton Was Formerly a Resident of Corsicana.

Thomas L. Hamilton, aged about 49 years, died at his home in Houston yesterday afternoon after a long illness and the remains will be brought to Corsicana tomorrow afternoon, the funeral taking place from the Houston and Texas Central train which arrives in Corsicana at 5 p.m, interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Although having lived in Houston for several years and having married there, Tom Hamilton was born and reared in and near Corsicana. For many years, during the terms of Postmasters J. W. A. Clark and H. E. Kinsloe, he was a clerk in the Corsicana post office and had many warm personal friends here. He is survived by his wife, his father, Mr. James D. Hamilton of this city, a brother, Guy Hamilton, two sisters, Mrs. Joe C. Garner and Miss Jessie Hamilton, all of Corsicana, four other sisters, Mrs. J. I. Penny of El Paso, Mrs. K. C. Childers and Mrs. C. M. Iden of New Mexico, and Mrs. C. B. Megarity of Beaumont, and a brother, Lee Hamilton, of Oklahoma.

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Remains Interred Here Today.

The remains of the late Tom Hamilton, who died in Houston Wednesday night after many months of ill health, reached here this afternoon at 4:50 and the funeral took place from the Union Station and after services by Rev. C. H. Booth at the grave the body was interred with the honors of the Odd Fellows lodge, of which the deceased had long been an honored member. There was a large attendance and many beautiful flowers were in evidence. The honorary pallbearers, all of whom were associated with the deceased when he was connected with the Corsicana post office, were Hugh Stewart, W. W. Evans, Joe Howard, W. L. Roberts, L. R. McAfee, R. T. Dellahay, W. A. Hammett, W. F. Senor and W. V. McPhail, and the following Odd Fellows were active pallbearers: E. A. Johnson, A. O. Smith, W. A. Mowlam, W. W. Clopton, H. E. Traylor and W. J. Lunn.

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Eliza (Maynard) Langridge
Feb 1, 1844 - Mar 15, 1921

Venerable Lady Died.

Mrs. E. Langridge aged 77 years and a long time resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 414 East Tenth avenue at 5 o’clock this morning after a long illness and the remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon at 2:30, after services at the home conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis. The deceased is survived by eight grown children.

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Dallas R. (Murrell) Mosshard
Jul 21, 1881 - May 4, 1921

Remains Interred Today.

The funeral of the late Mrs. C. F. Mosshart, who died Tuesday morning took place this afternoon at 5 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood, Rev. William M. Clark officiated and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The pall bearers were:

Active—Harry Dickson, Richard Cunningham, J. F. Bullock, Morgan Holloway, R. P. McEntire and J. H. Wooley.

Honorary—R. B. Mitchell, Dr. T. W. Watson, S. J. Helm, Reuben Sheets, P. F. Walker, C. O. Dale, S. J. Miles and Dr. E. E. Sanner.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 6, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (her monument says C. F. Mosshart)
  • w/o Clarence Frank Mosshartmarried Apr. 24, 1900 (he is buried in Forest Park cemetery, Houston, Tx. (he remarried to Edna (Allen) Mosshart; d/o Hector O. “Heck” Murrell & Edna Everet (Phelps) Murrell

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Attended Funeral Here Yesterday.

The relatives who attended the funeral of the late Mrs. C. F. Mosshart from a distance were Mrs. C. E. Pickens and Talmadge Pickens, mother and brother of the deceased of Oakwood, Texas. T. M. and V. Merrall of Belton, Brothers of the Mrs. Mosshart, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Mosshart of Teague; F. W. Mosshart of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. Alstead of Temple; Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Mosshart of Temple; Rev. and Mrs. J. E. Rufschnider, League City, Texas, and Ferrell Mosshart, her son of Great Lakes, Ill., Mr. Mosshart and sons, Ferrell and Merrell will return home with Mrs. Pickens and spend a few days with her at Oakwood.

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Murrell Frank Mosshart
Dec 15, 1906 - Jul 4, 1948

M. F. MOSSHART OF TEXAS CITY DIES; FUNERAL MONDAY

Murrell Frank Mosshart, 42, formerly of Corsicana, died Sunday in Texas City.

Funeral services were held at Oakwood Cemetery here Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. Morris Bailey, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joe Lampton, Houston; a brother, Ferrell C. Mosshart, Houston, and a grandson. He is a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Mosshart of Corsicana.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

Notes

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 5, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillie Sue (Swanson) Mosshart married Jul. 7, 1925; s/o Clarence Frank Mosshart & Dallas R. (Murrell) Mosshart

John Guellandeu
1921 - Dec 23, 1921

Died This Morning.

The four months old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. John E. Guellandeu, who reside on South Sixteenth street, died early this morning and the funeral took place this afternoon from burial in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted from the Sutherland undertaking parlors.

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Dunagan Hammett Miller
Aug 2, 1908 - Mar 26, 1921

Accidentally Killed in Dallas.

Mrs. L. C. Hammett received a message from her daughter, Mrs. C. B. Miller in Dallas reporting the death of her twelve year old son, Dunnigan Miller, this morning.

The lad was accidentally killed this morning while playing with some companions in Dallas, the particulars of the death not being related in the message.

Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Miller are well known in Corsicana. Walter Hammett left this morning for Dallas to be with his sister.

Later—The remains will be brought to Corsicana for burial and the funeral will take place Monday afternoon, the hour to be named later.

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Interred Here.

The remains of Dunagan Miller, son of C. B. Miller, of Dallas, and grandson of Mrs. L. C. Hammett of Corsicana, who met his death accidentally last Saturday, were interred here today, the funeral taking place from the Interurban depot at 2:35 this afternoon, with Rev. I. T. Jones of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church and Rev. W. T. Ingram of the Cumberland Presbyterian church officiating. There was a good attendance at the funeral and many beautiful flowers.

The deceased and a neighbor boy were at work making a wagon in the yard, when the accident occurred which caused his death.

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Benjamin Cravens Fortson, Sr.
Jul 21, 1874 - Jan 1, 1921

Had Been in Ill Health and was Despondent Over Sister’s Death

Ben C. Fortson, 46 years old, president of the Fortson Grocery Company here and prominent in business and social circles, was found dead in his home Saturday with a gunshot wound to his head. A single-barrel shotgun was under the body.

He is survived by his wife, who is a daughter of Dr. S. W. Johnson of Dallas, three small children, his mother, Mrs. H. A. Halbert; two brothers, Halkourt and Lucien Halbert, the latter of Plainview; two sisters, Mrs. Wellington Gober and Mrs. Garland Woodward, both of Coleman and three cousins, Tom, John and Joe Fortson all of Rice.

He had been in bad health for some time and since the death of his sister, Mrs. J. M. Adams, who was burned to death in a gasoline explosion in Plainview recently, he has been very despondent. The body was found between 11 and 12 o’clock Saturday night in a closet in his residence.

Mrs. Fortson had been away from the house during the afternoon and when her husband did not return for supper she became uneasy and caused a search to be made with the above result. Justice of the Peace J. J. Sullivan, after viewing the remains, rendered a verdict in accordance with the above.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. Cullum H. Booth, pastor of the First Methodist church, from the family residence on West Second avenue at 2 o’clock this afternoon, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The active pallbearers were John, Joe and Tom Fortson of Rice; Earl Owens, of Kerens; A. G. Elliott and A. H. Berry of Mexia.

The honorary pallbearers were Capt. Jas. Garitty, Clyde Stroud, R. L. Hamilton, Hon. R. E. Prince, Lawson Coulson, Lowry Martin, W. A. Polk, John Garrison of Ft. Worth; J. L. Halbert, Max Almond, W. C. Clarkson, Sr., Capt. S. A. Pace; W. G. Littlejohn, of Ennis; Dr. T. A. Miller, Harris Ransom, R. B. Johnston, A. H. Kerr, Ralph Beaton, George F. Baum, A. A. Wortham, W. M. Peck, J. E. Butler.

The death of Mr. Fortson was a severe shock to Corsicana. From early youth he has been a substantial link in the social and business circles of the city. He lived a clean life and a life of industry. By reason of his ability and manly course he built up a splendid business and at the time of his death was the head and directing spirit of the Fortson Grocery Company, a wholesale enterprise that held a strong place in the commercial life of Corsicana and enjoyed the confidence and patronage of business men over a wide range of territory. He contributed to the upbuilding of the city in many ways. To the worthy enterprise he lent the weight of liberal funds and his time as a public citizen. To charity he always extended a helping hand. He will be missed—more, he will be deeply mourned by the people among whom he has moved with a steady and faultless step for so many years.

A large concourse of citizens followed his body to its final resting place.

All grocery houses were closed during the funeral hour.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 3, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Earle (Johnson) Fortson married Jun. 27, 1907 buried in Hillcrest Mausoleum, Dallas, Texas. s/o Mary Pauline “Mollie” (Cravens) Fortson-Halbert buried in Coleman City Cemetery, Coleman, Texas.

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When men like Ben C. Fortson pass from the stage of action their true worth is fully realized and the community mourns. Mr. Fortson was one of those quiet, study, enterprising business men who are a help a big help, in the progress and growth of the town in which they reside. Mr. Fortson was no exception to his type of citizen. He was a substantial factor in the up-building and the firm growth that has for so many years marked the growth of Corsicana. His call from the pathway of life is deeply regretted.

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PAYS TRIBUTE TO HIS FRIEND

S. A. Pace Speaks in Eloquent Praise of Ben C. Fortson

Mr. S. A. Pace is at home from the Baptist Sanitarium, Dallas, where he has been for several weeks. Speaking of his condition, he said: “I had the careful attention of Dr. Baird, his assistants and a corps of good nurses. I have made special efforts to recover from my illness and while I do not think I have made much progress I know very well that I have improved. This much I would like for my friends to know”

Said:
Turning from himself Mr. Pace, “What I want to say to you is in reference to our mutual friend, Ben Fortson. He came to me when he was a mere boy and made application for a position and I took his name as I always did when I had applications made to me, and told him that when I had a vacancy I would let him know and it was only a short time, perhaps a month or so, when he came to me. He was with me for a number of years. When my business was incorporated, he was made secretary and treasurer. Of course, at times we had friction, but he was an honest and manly man and we always made up our troubles and I am glad to say that when he died he was one of the best friends I had.

He came to see me when I was leaving for Dallas and I noticed he was suffering from some cause. I hoped it was only temporary. I have never known in my business experience a more honorable character than Ben Fortson. There was no more honorable man living, and this I want to say to my friends, knowing that I know him just as well and perhaps better than anyone else can know him.”

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January 4, 1921
FORTSON - Corsicana, Texas, Jan. 4 - The funeral of Ben C. Fortson, 46 years old, who was found dead at his home late Saturday night, took place Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the family residence on West Second avenue, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by the Rev. Cullum H. Booth, pastor of the First Methodist Church. He was president of the Fortson Grocery Company, a wholesale house, and is survived by his wife and three small children. All the wholesale grocery concerns in the city were closed between 2 and 3 o'clock this afternoon of the funeral.


Elizabeth (Johnson) Thompson
Sep 9, 1884 - Feb 25, 1921

DIED IN DALLAS YESTERDAY.

Remains Will Be Interred Here Tomorrow Afternoon.

Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson, aged thirty-six years, wife of W. H. Thompson and daughter, of the late A. C. Johnson and wife, died yesterday at the family home in Dallas after being in feeble health for many years. The remains will be brought here tomorrow morning at 11:15 over the Houston & Texas Central railroad, and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from St. John’s Episcopal church. The pallbearers will be W. M. Peck, W. H. Hastings, F. N. Drane, Rufus Elliott and Ralph Beaton, Jr. the deceased, who was reared in Corsicana, is survived by her husband, W. H. Thompson, her mother, Mrs. A. C. Johnson, two brothers, Grover Johnson of Fort Worth, Earl Johnson of Eastland, and one sister, Mrs. E. G. Cunningham of Corsicana, and daughters, Misses Julia and Margaret Johnson of Dallas.

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Funeral remains of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Johnson Thompson, wife of W. H. Thompson, who died in Dallas Friday, were interred here yesterday, the funeral taking place from St. John’s Episcopal church at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, The sad rites were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Rev. H. J, Ellis, rector of the church, read the funeral services at the church and concluded them at the grave. Among those who attended the funeral from a distance were the three uncles of the deceased, Dr. H. C. Johnson of Fort Worth and Hon. Cone Johnson of Tyler.

The choir of the church sang, and Mr. Brewster, a former choir leader for Billie Sunday, sang a beautiful solo.

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The sad news reached Corsicana Friday of the death after years of illness and suffering of Mrs. Will Thompson (Elizabeth Johnson) at her home in Dallas. The remains will be brought here and interred beside those of her father, Mr. A. C. Johnson, who died some years ago. Elizabeth was a popular, pretty girl, much beloved by her friends here where she was reared, and her long illness has been a matter of sadness to all. Her death will be a cruel blow to those who love her, but a happy release for a sweet spirit held captive so long in a suffering body.

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George L. “Soapy” Kessinger
Feb 1862 - Oct 17, 1921

Died in Fort Worth.

George (Soapy) Kessinger for many years a resident here, died at the home of his son in Fort Worth this morning of heart trouble. The deceased was the father of Lee Kessinger of Corsicana, and of Walter Kessinger of Fort Worth. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors, with interment in Oakwood. The body will reach here tonight at 10:40. The deceased was well known here and he had many friends here who will be pained to learn of his death.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 17, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed husband of -1st wife Mattie (Lewis) Kessinger married Sep. 13, 1888 2nd wife Cora (Butler) Kessinger married Oct. 9, 1899 3rd wife Louise (Livingston) Kessinger married Apr. 19, 1913 (all in Navarro County) s/o W. L. Kessinger per death certificate

Houston Hammond Bonner
Jun 4, 1856 - Feb 11, 1921

WELL KNOWN CITIZEN DEAD.

Funeral of H. H. Bonner Tomorrow Afternoon.

Houston Hammonds Bonner, for many years a well known and highly esteemed citizen of Corsicana, died at his home yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased was born in McMinville, Tenn., June 4, 1857, and came to Corsicana in 1888, January 9, 1881, he was married to Miss Mary Frances Cheek at Cryer Creek. Mr. and Mrs. Bonner had seven children born to them. Three of these died in infancy and these still live:
Mrs. H. H. Johnson, Pecos, Tex.; Misses Mabel, Lena May and Helen Frances of Corsicana, all of whom were with their father when the end came.

For many years he has been a well known traveling salesman here and had a host of friends at home and wherever he was known.

The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, 1220 West Fourth avenue, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. A. B. Ingram of Whitewright is expected to officiate at the funeral and the following will be pallbearers:

Active—John Peter Stubbs, Henry Sedgeley, Robt. Stell, J. N. Royall, Conrad Matthews, Jim Nick Garitty, Tom Chandler and J. M. Blackburn.

Honorary—Dr. I. N. Suttle, W. A. Wilkerson, Judge O. C. Kirven, Dr. T. A. Miller, W. A. Chesnutt, D. K. McCammon, Sam Rose, A. B. Douglas, Clyde Stroud, W. A. Babb, Capt. C. A. Davis, G. C. Dunn, L. C. Morgan, J. D. Cunningham, C. C. Cunningham, Percy Smith, J. J. Sykes, Bert Devinly, Harris Ransom, Beauford Jester, J. S. Millerman, Syd Crews, Bige Tinkle, Byron Cheney, Walter Burgess, William Noble, J. W. Betts, J. Y. Roberts, Suttle Roberts, Otto Lowry, Kerr McClellan, Tom Singer, Isaac Levy, Capt. Jas. Garitty, M. E. Mack, C. H. Mills, Liston Tatum, Clifford Tatum, H. P. Barton, W. F. Senor, W. H. Jack, B. Zadek, Roy Walker, Sydney Marks, J. S. Callicutt, W. W. Gage, R. K. Blackshear, John Harner, A. J. Wareing, A. M. Milligan, B. L. Davis, E. E. Gray, S. W. Bogy, Murphy Williams, W. M. Thompson and Luther A. Johnson.

Notice I. O. O. F.

All members of the I. O. O. F. lodge are requested to meet at the lodge room at 2:30 Sunday afternoon to attend the funeral of H. H. Bonner.
W. H. Shugart, Vice Grand.

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Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the late H. H. Bonner were laid to rest in Oakwood yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock with the impressive ceremonies of the I. O. O. F. lodge after services at the home by Rev. A. B. Ingram, and who also concluded the services at the grave. Mrs. P. C. Townsend, Mrs. J. C. West, Mrs. Henry Robinson, C. A. Middleton and R. H. Hall sang, and there was a big attendance and a profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

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Martha M. (Wilson) Horton
Apr 15, 1861 - Oct 7, 1921

Funeral Sunday.

Mrs. J. P. Horton, aged about 60 years, died last night in Little Rock, Ark., and the remains will arrive in Corsicana Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock and the funeral will take place Sunday afternoon from the Sutherland Undertaking parlors at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is survived by her daughter, Mrs. F. R. Acock, a niece, Mrs. Maude McGee and a nephew, U. S. Wilson, all of Corsicana.

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Agnes Gertrude (Horton) Acock-Gayle
Dec 7, 1888 - Mar 22, 1954

Mrs. Agnes Gayle Expires Monday

Mrs. Agnes G. Gale, 65, died at the family residence, 1207 West Twelfth avenue, Monday night.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Gayle, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Charles P. Meloy, Ganado, and Mrs. Agnes Lorea Acock, Corsicana; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and other relatives.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 23, 1954 - Submitted by Diane Richards

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Gayle

Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes G. Gayle, 65, who died at the family home, 1207 West Twelfth avenue Monday, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Gayle, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Charles P. Meloy, Ganado, and Miss Agnes Loren Acock, Corsicana; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Frank Leathers, J. B. Spurlock, C. D. Curry, Sam Britton, J. C. Coffey and Frank Arnett.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 24, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Frank Robinson Acock married Jul. 3, 1904 2nd husband James William Gayle married May 13, 1933 d/o John P. Horton and Martha M. (Wilson) Horton

David Randshaw Lowe, Jr.
Dec 9, 1919 - Dec 22, 1921

Die in Mexia.

The remains of the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Lowe, who died at Mexia last night was brought to Corsicana this morning and the funeral took place this afternoon from the residence of Mrs. W. C. Terry, 1701 West Seventh avenue, mother of Mrs. Lowe, at 4 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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Donald Lee Ray
May 21, 1930 - Feb 22, 2016

Donald Lee Ray

We are very much at peace knowing that our dad, Donald Lee Ray, Grampa Ray, Papa Ray, Uncle Don or "Red River Ray", went to be with our Lord and Savior yesterday morning.

Dad was a simple man with outstanding qualities and character that he passed down and I would hope can still be seen in us today. Dad couldn't afford to send us off to college but what he taught us has proven to be much more valuable. Hard work and honesty were essential to being successful in his life and has proven to be in our lives also. He always said "do the right thing" and if you tell someone you will do something, you do it. When you shake a person’s hand, look them in the eye and then your word becomes you. When you are supposed to be somewhere at a certain time, "if you are early your on time and if you’re on time your late".

Dad had a very successful drywall business in Uvalde for many years. He always had work and his area covered about a 100 mile radius. The general rule if we worked out of town was to bring a lunch with you. Whether it be a can of beans or stew put on top of the engine before we head out so it would still be warm come noon, or tacos that Carlos and Edward would bring, we would sit down at noon to eat then find a piece of sheet rock to lay down on for a siesta. It only took Dad about 20-30 seconds to fall asleep and the rumble of his snoring would soon begin. I ask him how in the world he could fall asleep so fast and he would laugh and say "I have peace of mind and a clear conscious ". That he did.

We will not have a formal service but will have a celebration of his life with family in the near future. Thank you all for the calls, texts, and hugs sent and given us so far. We appreciate and love you all dearly.

Notes:

  • Griffin Roughton Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Navy h/o Julia Ann (Morrison) Ray-Shoemaker s/o Arthur Ray and Willie Mae (Pruitt) Ray
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

William (Bill/Will) Howard
Nov 17, 1902 - Oct 27, 1918

Died at the State Home.

Will Howard, aged sixteen years, died at the State Home Saturday night and the remains were interred there yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased came to the Home from Bexar county.

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Ethel Smith
abt 1904 - Oct 31, 1918

Died At State Home.

Ethel Smith, aged fourteen years died at the State Home today after eight day’s illness. The deceased had been in the home nine years and came there from Valley View, Texas. Interment will take place tomorrow.

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Marcus Poole
abt 1898 - May 12, 1922

Died at State Home.

Sonny Pool, aged 24 years, employee of the State Home, died there this morning after an illness of four days. Congestion of the brain was said to have been the cause of his death. Pool has been employed at the Home for some time and was one of the most popular of the employees of the institution. Arrangements for the funeral services have not been completed but will be held some time Saturday. The burial will be in the State Home Cemetery.

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Remains Interred at State Home.

The remains of Sonny Pool, aged 24 years, who died at the State Home yesterday morning, were interred there this morning at 11 o’clock.

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Mary Emma Walton
Aug 22, 1863 - Feb 1, 1921

Well Known Lady Dead.

Miss Emma Walton, aged 58 years, died at the “Colonial” this morning at 4:20, after a long illness. The funeral will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the home of W. W. Walton, corner of North Thirteenth street and West Second avenue and interment will be in the Walton family cemetery two miles north east of Corsicana. Rev. C. H. Booth will officiate and the pallbearers will be D. K. McCammn, Walter Hayes, W. E. Pugh, C. A. Baker, Fine Lindsey, Wylie Smith, Earl Presley, A. O. Smith, H. L. Graves and A. G. Wareing.

The deceased was born and reared in this county, and while her death was not unexpected, it has brought sorrow to a large number of friends who have known and loved her through life. The deceased is survived by four brothers, T. G., G. W., W. W of Corsicana and M. M. Walton of Yoakum, and by one sister, Mrs. J. H. Pittman, also of Corsicana.

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Ruby Nell (Campbell) Faulk
Aug 16, 1959 - Jan 8, 2016

Ruby Nell Faulk (Campbell), 56, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Jan. 8,
2016 at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. Visitation will be noon to 7 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at 13th Avenue Christian Church,
817 E. 13th Ave., Corsicana with Pastor Clyde Chambers officiating.
Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery in Kerens, Texas. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Martha (Andrews) Means
May 4, 1931 - Jan 15, 2016
 
Martha Andrews Means currently resides in Heaven where she will be worshiping and praising her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for all eternity. Now she is whole again, no pain, no tears. She passed away quietly, peacefully in her sleep on Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. She was 84 years old. We who loved her are sad but she is happy once again and forever.

Born on May 4, 1931 in Memphis, Tennessee to Charles and Elizabeth Andrews, she was the youngest of four children. Her parents and siblings precede her in death. Her father was a successful cotton broker and, naturally, Martha was a Cotton Princess in Memphis’ celebration of its cotton heritage, The Cotton Carnival.

Like many of the Southern Belles of her generation she went to college “back East.” She earned a bachelor’s degree in Biblical History from Wellesley University in 1953 and returned to Memphis where she met, courted and eventually married Frank Lackland Means, Sr. in 1955. They had been married 60 years at the time of her death.

Her three sons Frank, Jr., Charles and Allin were all born in Memphis but then the traveling began. This period, which she referred to as the “traveling with dad” years found her and her sons moving around the country following her husband’s career in construction and development.
South Mississippi, Milwaukee, Little Rock, San Antonio, and Destin were a few of the major stops along the way before settling in Corsicana for the last seven years of her life.

Precious woman of God and born again Christian, she maintained a fervent and active one-woman prayer ministry all her life, especially in the end when she would pore over her copious prayer lists for hours every day.

Though not the classic domesticated wife, by her own admission she was more of heater-upper than a cook, there was one area of home life in which she took great pride. That was in the rearing of her three sons.
They enjoyed her undying love and devotion, her constant encouragement and exhortation, her praise and appreciation. And woe be unto you if you made the mistake of criticizing any aspect of the job she did rearing those boys — as more than one ex-girlfriend found out the hard way.

In the end she died just as she had lived, with her beloved husband of six decades by her side.

As per her wishes she will be cremated. A short memorial service was held at Corley Funeral Home on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. with Dr.
Danny P. Reeves officiating. In lieu of flowers, gifts or cards, give a big hug to the one you love.

Cremation is under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Joyce (Finley) Christian
Apr 25, 1932 - Dec 30, 2015

Mrs. Joyce Christian, 83, passed away on Dec. 30, 2015. She was born on April 25, 1932 in Corsicana to Mr. Emmett Leon and Lucille Finley.

She devoted 32 years of employment with the Adam's Hat Factory in Corsicana and was President of the local Hatter's Union. Joyce was a charismatic soul whose good humor and lively nature will be missed.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Emmett Leon and Lucille Finley; as well as her husband, Bill Christian.

She is survived by her daughters, Leesa Donaho and partner Charlotte, and Belinda Lindell and husband David; grandchildren, Kellie Adams, David Haynes, Amanda Oster and Sarah Hoover; and 4 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Counts; brother, Emmett Finley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

No services are scheduled per family request. Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Lou Aaron (Monk) Walter
Feb 23, 1946 - Dec 31, 2015

Lou Aaron Walter was born Feb. 23, 1946. Lou passed away to be with our Lord Dec. 31, 2015. She was an original Daughter of the Republic of Texas, loved scrap booking, music, gardening, sewing, picking and arranging Wildflowers, plus cutting and styling hair and working with her church. Lou started as a hair stylist and then began working for Honeywell. She was also a owner/operator of three Schlotzsky’s Sandwich shops in Irving with her husband Gary for over nine years. After moving to Austin, she worked at Ross, the IRS and then Motorola. Lou and Gary moved to Pecos, where she worked as a teacher for the inmates in the prison there. After retiring in Corsicana with Gary she kept herself busy by taking care of their furry children that they rescued, cats:
Biscuit, Gravy, Squeak, and Sissy plus two dogs Sam and Duke. She will be missed and will be held close to our hearts forever.

Lou was preceded in death by her parents Louie and Dale Monk. She is survived by her husband of 49 years Gary Walter, and step mother Billy Monk. Surviving siblings are Jack Monk and wife Jackie, Paul Monk and wife Debbie, Elizabeth Overton and husband Jim. She had three children, daughter Cathy Kranzow and husband Kenny, son Greg Walter and youngest son Casey Walter and wife Christen. Lou left 10 grandchildren which were the light of her life, Ryan and Jareth Vickers, Christian, Cassidy, and Catie Walter, Chaz and Cody Walter, Maddalyne Walter, Noah and Natalie Walter, and Landon Antoniono. Lou has an abundance of nieces and nephews and scores of cousins that surround this True Texas Yellow Rose.

Rosary will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Visitation will follow from 7 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorial service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Jason Cargo officiating.

Lou's Favorite Charities include:

Project Pawz, P.O. Box 407 Corsicana Texas, 75151

St. Jude's Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Cecil Lloyd Brown
Sept 7, 1926 - Jan 12, 2016

Cecil Lloyd Brown, 89, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016 in Dallas. He was born Sept. 7, 1926 in Angus. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Cecil Lloyd Brown, 89, passed away January 12, 2016 in Dallas. He was born September 7, 1926 in Angus, Texas to Joe and Ruby Elizabeth Flinn Brown. He served in the Merchant Marines and upon his discharge he enlisted in the United States Marine Corp. Mr. Brown served as a Mason for over 40 years. He enjoyed reading and was an avid Texas Ranger fan and University of Texas Football fan. He loved animals, especially his dogs.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Billy Joe Brown.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Maggie Faye Brown; sons, Robert Brown and wife Ruth of Oakwood, Curtis Brown and wife Beth of Scurry. Grandchildren, Kevin Brown, Jason Brown, Shane Brown, Joseph Brown, John Brown, Veronica Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Chris Brown, Julie Mayo. Five great grandchildren and one on the way. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

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Martha Jane "Mattie" (Roach) York
1838 - Nov 1906

Married Sixty-Seven Years Ago in Alabama

Sixty-seven years ago on the 5th day of May, Rev. J. S. York was married in Shelby county, Alabama. His wife died here several years ago and was buried here. Today he visited the grave and tenderly laid upon it a bouquet of flowers.

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Florence Belle (Blake) Cunningham
Mar 11, 1884 - May 15, 1922

Two Deaths at Pursley.

Mrs. R. L. Cunningham, a young woman died in the Pursley community last night after only a few hours illness, and the remains were interred in Dawson cemetery this afternoon. The deceased is survived by her husband and an infant child.

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Patsy Ruth "Pat" (Terry) Smith
May 9, 1927 - May 21, 2016

 
Patsy Ruth Smith (Pat) went peacefully to be with her Lord at age 89 on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
Pat was a graduate of Corsicana High School and a long-time member of Southside Baptist Church in Irving where she resided for 62 years.
She loved her family and traveling for many years with her husband Jim, before his passing. She loved her friends, flowers, bowling and fishing.
The family shares many wonderful memories, a few favorites will always be the grandchildren spending the night, trips to the dime store, and her delicious pork chop dinners.
Pat worked and retired from Taylor Publishing Company after 30 years of service as a Master Planner, she also was a long time Director of the Irving Women's Bowling Association in Irving. She never had an unkind word to say about anyone, and will be remembered by her children as the sweetest mom and lady.
She is now happily reunited in Heaven with her husband of 62 years, James M. (Jim) Smith, of Irving; parents James W. and Vada Terry of Corsicana; brothers Albert and Ford Terry; sisters Jean James, Loree Patrick and Audie Harmon.
She is survived by her daughter Patricia Smith Sissom of Irving; son James Mike and daughter-in-law Sheryl Smith; sisters Betty Callaway and Sue Bailey; brothers J. Marvin and Bill Terry; grandchildren Kimberly Sissom-Dwyer, Sean Smith and Cassandra Elmore; great grandchildren Kayla Smith Lington and husband Ethan, Scott Elmore and Lillian Smith; great great grandchildren Kayleigh and Ethan Joe Lington, along with many nieces, nephews and her beloved dog Prissy.
The family will receive friends at Brown's Memorial Funeral Home in Irving from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, 2016.
Interment will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 26, 2016 at Marshall Cemetery, in Corsicana.
A special thank you to her wonderful caregivers MaElmira Callao, Ida Porier and Stella Mathison, who helped and allowed her to live out her full life at home. She will be dearly missed.

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Wanda (Nichols) Holloway
Oct 11, 1934 - May 26, 2016

Wanda R. Holloway, 81, of Corsicana passed away at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas on Thursday, May 26, 2016.

She was born in Navarro County to Arthur and Rosie Nichols on Oct. 11, 1934.

She retired from Hager Slacks in Corsicana where she worked as a seamstress.

Wanda loved her church family at Word Alive Church and enjoyed fellowship with them at every opportunity and loved the weekly Domino Games.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Vernon Holloway and daughter Debbie Roper.

She is survived by her children; Danita Petty of Dawson and Mark Holloway of Beaumont; grandchildren, Christy James of Dallas, Jason Roper and wife Paula of Corsicana and Brandy Holloway of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Levi, Lonnie Joe, Colton, Anna, Adam, Alisha and Austin and one great great grandchild.

Wanda is also survived by her brother Lloyd Nichols of Waxahachie and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.

Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

Interment to follow at Richland Cemetery.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Charles Clayton Slate
Jun 19, 1934 - May 20, 2016
 
Mr. Charles Clayton Slate, 81, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016.

He was born on June 19, 1934 in Corsicana to Charlie and Thelma Slate.

He is remembered as a genuine soul and had a sense of humor that would bring joy to those around him. He was always smiling and laughing.

Charles was always generous and went out of his way to help those in need. He served his community with Donaho & Slate Air Condition and Heating.

Charles was a life-long member of Northside Baptist Church and attended services faithfully. He was a family-oriented man and will be missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Thelma Slate; sister, Billie and husband Bobby Thompson.

Charles is survived by his wife of 63 years, Volu Slate; daughter, LuAnn Pelletier; son, Charles Slate and wife Tammy; grandchildren, Chelsea Watts and husband Daniel, Ryan Slate and wife Danielle, Chase Slate and Peyton Slate; great-grandchild, Olivia Slate; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will begin at 1 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2016 at Northside Baptist Church with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m. with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home

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Lee Alvin McBride
abt 1962 - May 30, 2016

Mr. Lee Alvin mcBride, 53, of Corsicana passed away on Saturday, May 30,
2016 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at M.R.
Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral Services will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, 2016 at Pilgrim Rest Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Gary Moore officiating.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Cathy Gail (Minatra) Reeves
Oct 1, 1957 - May 29, 2016

Cathy Reeves of Richland, passed away at Trinity Mother Francis Hospital in Tyler on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at the age of 58.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1957 in Corsicana to Robert and Carolyn Minatra.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Wortham.

Cathy worked as a seamstress of Hager Slacks and worked at the Mexia State School and was vice president for the Retreat Riding Club, Tri County Horse Association.

She enjoyed going camping, going to the Lake and going to garage sales.

Cathy was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by her husband Mike Reeves of Richland; children, Michael Chad Reeves of Richland, Chelse Cruz and Francisco of Richland and Courtney Kanteh of Corsicana; grandchildren, Michael Ty Reeves, Cutter Reeves, Coby Perez, Caylee Perez and Gojhan Cruz; Siblings, Marsha Dickerson and husband Dennis of Mildred, Sharon Jansky and husband Rodney of Austin, Brandon Minatra of Dallas and Allen Bryant of Waco.
She also leaves behind many other family members and friends.

Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 2, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Wortham.

Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, June 3, 2016 at First Baptist Church of Wortham.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Cutter Reeves, Francisco Cruz, Joe Marquez, Nick Nichols, Todd Nichols and Rob Dixon.
Honorary pallbearers will be Derrick Dickerson and Michael Ty Reeves.

Memorials may be made to Cathy Reeves Benefit Account c/o David Reeves Community National Bank and Trust Corsicana.

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Sarah (Horvath) Morris
Oct 12, 1934 - May 28, 2016
 
Sarah Horvath Morris, 81, formerly of Powell passed away on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana.

Sarah was born on Oct. 12, 1934 in Navarro County.

Sarah was the daughter of Helen Nagy Horvath and William Horvath.

She worked for numerous years at The Hat Factory and retired from Tom's Foods.

Sarah attended public school in Petty's Chapel and Emhouse School.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Joe Morris on Aug. 6, 2010; brother Emery Horvath; sisters Ida Horvath and Catherine Horvath, and grandson Cody Oliphant.

Sarah is survived by her daughters Diana and husband John R. Robinson of Retreat; Mary and husband Jamey Tipping of Corsicana; Elizabeth and husband Tommy Oliphant of Corbet; siblings Johnny and wife Charlene Horvath of Corsicana; Ernest and wife Mary Horvath of Seven Points; sister Irene Ross of Corsicana; Sam and wife Peggy Horvath of Seven Points and Jack Horvath of Houston.

Sarah is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael and wife Natalie Robinson of Corsicana; Melissa Robinson of Corsicana; Terry and wife Kerri Oliphant of Corsicana and Megan and husband Jeffery Dawson of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Brooklyn Robinson, Robert Bennett, Brayden Robinson, Ashley Bennett, Michelle Conley, Jesse Dawson and Addison Oliphant and a host of nieces and nephews and cousins.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at Westside Baptist Church with Bro. Larry Talbert officiating.

Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be John R. Robinson, Michael Robinson, Tommy Oliphant, Terry Oliphant, Jamey Tipping and Robert Horvath.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Josephine Estelle “Josie” (Love) Haynie
Oct 17, 1835 - Aug 15, 1921

DIED THIS MORNING

Navarro County Pioneer Passed Away at Home of Daughter

Mrs. Josephine E. Haynie, aged 86 years, wife of the late L. B. Haynie, died at 7:35 o’clock this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Annie L. Bonner, on West First avenue, and the funeral will be held from her late home 702 West First avenue tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. J. Walter Simpson conducting the services.

Mrs. Haynie was born in Denmark, Tennessee, October 17, 1835, and came to Texas in 1852. Shortly afterwards she was married to Squire W. L. Daniels, and to them six children were born, two of whom are still living, they being Mrs. F. T. Chase and Mrs Annie L. Bonner. She is also survived by two step-daughters, Mrs. A. C. Hervey of Rice and Mrs. Lizzie Fryer of Fairfield. Mr. Daniels passed to his reward on September 2, 1872, and his widow then moved to Whitney where she remained for a short time. In 1891 she was married to Mr. L. B. Haynie of Rice. Mr. Haynie preceded his wife to the grave a few years ago.

In the death Mrs. Haynie another pioneer Texan passes from the walks of life, and truly it will be a great loss, for Mrs. Haynie was a most lovable character. She was a good Christian woman and practiced that religion throughout the many years of her long and useful life. She was one of those good old time women who always had time to administer not only to the wants and needs of her family but to those of her neighbors, and she faithfully obeyed the divine command to love thy neighbor as thyself. As an evidence of her goodness and kindness it can truthfully be said that those who knew her most intimately and were her closest neighbors were her most faithful and loving friends.

The active pall bearers will be David Johnston, Claude Absher, Wm. V. Mowlam, B. L. Sloan, W. L. Holman, Jr., A. L. McCleary.

Honorary pall bearers: Geo. E. Jester, R. A. Caldwell, E. E. Hamilton, J. M. Blanding, F. P Wood, J. G. Comfort, W. E. Pugh, W. W. Evans, B. T. Delahay, W. A. Mowlam, Dr. E. E. Sanner, Dr. T. A. Miller.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Aug 15, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband William Frances “Squire” Daniel married Jul. 18, 1854 2nd husband Lewis B. Haynie married 1892 d/o Joseph B. Love and Rebecca J. (McElroy) Love

Martha (Noble) Matthews
Sep 17, 1880 - Jul 17, 1921

DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS.

Funeral Took Place at Five O’clock This Afternoon.

Mrs. Martha Noble Matthews, wife of Conrad L. Matthews, who would have been forty-one years of age on the 17th of September next, died at the family home, 177 West Fourth avenue, last night, and the funeral took place from the home at 5 o’clock this afternoon with interment in Oakwood. The deceased is survived by her husband and one son, and numerous relatives. She had a host of friends who are pained at her death and who deeply sympathize with them in their great loss. Rev. C. H. Booth officiated at the funeral and the pall bearers were:

Active—A. A. Allison, Arthur Caldwell, E. S. McGee, John Sullivan, P. Mayer, E. E. Babers, C. A. Tatum and C. A. Montgomery.

Honorary—Liston Tatum, John Cunningham, C. C. Roberts, W. A. Tarver, G. E. Jester, Loyd Kerr, J. M. Pugh, H. E. Pace, S. J. Lanham, B. L. Finch, J. N. Royall, A. H. Kerr, C. L. Jester, William Clarkson, Clyde Richards, E. D. McCarver, Luther A. Johnson, J. S. Callicutt, L. Treadwell, C. E. Upchurch, Sam Ross, Tracy Smith, Ben Blackmon, Randolph Jackson, Reuben Neece, Davis Neece, Drs. Jester, Newton and Bowmer.

A large procession of friends followed the remains to the grave and there were many floral offerings.

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William Antillocus “Will” Ransom
1853 - Dec 29, 1921

CORSICANA MAN DEAD

W. A. Ransom Passes Away After a Short Illness

William A. Ransom, one of Corsicana’s most highly respected and exceedingly popular citizens, died at his home, 805 West Fifth Avenue, at 10 o’clock last night, as a result of a severe attack of bronchitis with later complications.

Mr. Ransom was confined to his bed but a short time, having worked until Saturday night at the Red Front Store, where he was a valued employe.

He was born at Murphreesboro, Tenn., in 1853, coming to Texas when a boy, located near Fairfield, where later he married Miss Callie Bradley. As a result of this happy union a large family was raised, all of whom survive deceased, three boys and six girls, namely: Mrs. Minnie Moore of Wichita Falls, Mrs. Alice Atkinson of Paris, Mrs. Annie McLain of San Angelo, Mrs. Camile Latimore of Ennis, Mrs. Maude Inabnit of Waxahachie, Mrs. Grace Binford of Corsicana, Will Ransom of Dallas, Lawrence (Sadie) Ransom and Jack Ransom of Corsicana. One brother, H. lee Ransom of San Antonio, also survives him.

William A. Ransom was a model husband, a loving father, and a good citizen, whose friends were numbered only to all who knew him, who regarded him true and faithful to every trust. He served this county for four years as county clerk.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock at the family residence and will be conducted by Rev. D. K. Porter and Rev. L. T. Jones. Interment at the Oakwood cemetery in family lot where the father and mother of deceased are buried.

Active pall bearers named are C. A. Davis, C. P. Stephens, J. D. Weaver, C. M. Thornell, Dock Redden, Wes Redden, George Leonard and W. A. Babb. Honorary: Aaron Ferguson, L. A. Pinkston, Richard Mays, J. M. Weaver, R. M. McMullan, W. J. Anderson, J. T. Montford, Dink Hodge, J. M. Harper, Sr., W. M. Montgomery, Will Jeffers, Robert Worner, Mike Howard, O. Inabnit, J. S. Callicutt, W. B. Gray, B. F. HArtzell, T. M. Cobb, O. C. Kirven, J. S. Roderick, W. T. McElwee, Joe Clayton, N. L. Benson, Robert Jarett, W. A. Chestnutt, C. E. King, R. E. Prince, C. C. Walton, C. R. Terry, I. T. Jeffers, T. W. Lovett, M. M. Clarkson, E. J. Gibson, Dr. T. A. Miller, Will J. Carroll, T. S. Daniel. Dr. E. H. Newton, Clay Nash, L. A. Johnson, Dr. McClung, R. L. Reese, J. L. Marshall.

This is the first death occurring in the immediate family, notwithstanding the large number of children, all of whom are grown to womanhood and manhood, and the family and relatives are extremely grieved at the loss of the head of the devoted survivors. A large circle of friends and acquaintances extend to the bereaved sincerest sympathies in this their greatest irreparable sorrow.

With his wife, he had lived in Corsicana since their marriage 38 years ago, having himself been a resident of this city for more than forty years, where he has enjoyed a large and happy acquaintance.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 30, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Caroline/Carolyn “Callie” (Bradley) Ransom married Sep. 21, 1882 s/o John Rosborough Ransom & Felicia Roxana (Batte) Ransom

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Another Friend Passes

The Passing of Mr. Will Ransom so sudden and unexpectedly, has filled many hearts with sadness, another reminder that all things must pass on with time and so very many of the old Corsicanans, identified with its social and business life, have gone on in the last few years sadly decimating the ranks of old and honored families. This makes eight of the original Ransom family that death has claimed since the writer first knw them as a large, happy and capable family. No man was kinder to his family or more devotedly loved by them than “Will Ransom.” We stand dumb in offering consolation, but our heart does pour out a flood of sympathy for his devoted ones who are sorrowing today.
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Attention ! Leaguers

On account of the death of Mr. W. A. Ransom, father of our Recreational Secretary, the Watch Night Social, which was to have been held at our home, will not be given.

H. H. FLEMING, President

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Mrs. W. H. Smith
Died Nov 12, 1921

Died in Brownsboro.

Mrs. W. H. Smith, a former resident here died at Brownsboro today and the remains will reach here in the morning at 7:30 over the Cotton Belt, and the funeral will take place from the Sutherland undertaking parlors at 10, with interment in Oakwood. The following will be pall bearers: E. T. Wareing, Chas. DeLafosse, A. E. Haslam, J. J. Castles, E. E. Hamilton, Jack Megarity and K. Sparks.

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Robert Jamison Jackson, Jr.
Apr 18, 1918 - Jun 30, 1921

R. J. Jackson, Jr. Died Yesterday

R. J. Jackson, Jr., aged three years and two months, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Jackson, formerly of this place but now of Dallas, died at the Jack Creek camping grounds near Mexia, at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon where the family were camping, and the body was brought here this morning, and the funeral took place at 5 o’clock this afternoon from the home of S. J. Jackson, 1450 West Third avenue with interment in Oakwood, Rev. C. H. Booth officiating. The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Mr. and Mrs. Jackson have the sympathy of many Corsicana friends in their great sorrow.
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DEATH SADDENS DALLAS PARTY

Announcement Made in the Midst of Festivities.

In a report of the incidents in connection with the visit of the Dallas party of business men to Mexia, Thursday the Dallas News staff reporter related the following which will awaken a feeling of sadness in Corsicana where the parents of the infant boy resided for some time and are very popular:
A pall of sadness was thrown over the festivities in the afternoon when news was received that the infant son of R. J. Jackson, chairman of the Dallas-Mexia committee, had just died. Mr. Jackson, as the head of the Dallas delegation, was actively in charge of the special train and learned of the baby’s illness only on his arrival here. His wife and their two children were camping here, Mexia having been their former home, and the baby was taken suddenly ill at noon, dying within two hours. When Frank Smith, president of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, announced receipt of the news, just following an address by George Waverly Briggs, there was a rush, and then the entire audience gave a rising vote of sympathy to the bereaved family.

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JACKSON. - Corsicana, Texas. July 1. - Funeral services for the 3-year-old son of R. J. Jackson, who died in Mexia, Friday, were conducted from the residence of Sam Jackson, brother of R. J. Jackson, here this afternoon, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.
The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. R. J. Jackson and family formerly resided in Corsicana prior to their moving to Dallas, where they now make their home, and they have many friends in this city who will join in extending their sympathy to the bereaved family.

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