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Charles Victor “Vic” Croom
1862 - May 28, 1924

Vic Croom Died Terrell.

Vic Croom, former resident of Corsicana, died at Terrell, Wednesday and the body was shipped here for burial. Funeral services will be held sometime Friday, the hour has not been announced.

The deceased is survived by a brother, J. E. Croom of Shreveport, La., and a cousin, Mrs. Lester White of Wichita Falls, who will arrive tomorrow for the funeral.

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Remains Interred Here.

The remains of C. V. Croom, aged 62 years, who died in Terrell Tuesday, were interred in Oakwood this afternoon, Rev. Alonzo Monk officiating.

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Mable Genese Dewey
May 20, 1924 - Sep 20, 1924

Infant Died Saturday.

The infant son of Arthur Dewey, aged four months, died Saturday and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon. The mother of the babe was interred in Oakwood two weeks ago.

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Lillie (McCoy) Dewey
Jul 27, 1902 - Sep 5, 1924

Died Sunday Evening.

Mrs. Arthur Dewey, aged 22, wife of Arthur Dewey, died at her home in the Stout Addition, North Corsicana, Sunday evening at 8:30 o’clock and the remains were interred this afternoon in Oakwood cemetery at 5 o’clock.

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Joshua “Josh” Allverson
Jan 26, 1846 - Feb 2, 1924

Aged Man Passes Away.

Josh Allverson, aged 72 years, died Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. M. A. Johnson, 507 East Eleventh avenue, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery at 2:30 o’clock yesterday afternoon, Rev. Alonzo Monk officiating. The deceased is survived by his wife and the daughter at whose home he died.

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Ellen (Havner) Allverson
Mar 30, 1858 - Oct 25, 1948

MRS. ALLVERSON FUNERAL SERVICES ARE HELD TUESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Allverson, 90 years, native Texan, who died early Monday, were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church.

Native of Harris county, Mrs. Allvewrson had resided here for 47 years. She was the widow of the late Josh Allverson.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. M. A. Johnson, Corsicana; a son, A. B. Allverson, Dallas; six-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-great-grandson, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Harry Rogers, Floyd Hardy, Ralph Elliott, Eddie Kessinger, Paul Thompson, Ed Dresser, Moss Blumrosen and Sol Tyner.

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Attend Funeral Of Mrs. Allverson

Out of town relatives and friends attending the funeral of Mrs. Ellen Allverson included:

Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Allverson, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Allverson and children, Mrs. George Mamis, Dan Reynolds, Mrs. Faye Armstrong, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Finley, Jr., Mrs. J. H. Thomas, all of Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Finley, Sr., and Miss Janice Finley, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Finley, Tyler; Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Atkinson and sons, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Atkinson, Jr., and son, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Kessler, son and daughter, all of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hays, Wichita Falls, Mrs. Charles Bates, Corpus Christi, Mrs. W. J. Carroll, Kilgore; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Morris, Kemp.

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Charles Martin “Charley” Allverson
Jul 19, 1884 - May 16, 1935

CHAS. M. ALLVERSON DIED AFTER SHORT ILLNESS THURSDAY.

Chas. M. Allverson, aged 49, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. T. J. Atkinson, 814 West Eleventh avenue, early Thursday morning after a short illness and the funeral will be held from the Atkinson home Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Frank Allverson and Earle Allverson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Atkinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. C. Kessler, Houston; mother, Mrs. Ellen Allverson, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. M. A. Johnson, Corsicana; a brother, A. B. Allverson, Dallas and five grandchildren.

The funeral will be directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 16, 1935
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Magnolia Bell “Maggie” (Valentine) Allverson; s/o Joshua “Josh” Allverson and Ellen (Havner) Allverson

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR C. M. ALLVERSON

Funeral services for Charles M. Allverson, aged 49 years, who died early Thursday morning after a short illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. T. J. Atkinson, 814 West Eleventh avenue with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Joe E. Glenn, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Baptist church.

Surviving are two sons, Frank and Earle Allverson, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Atkinson, Corsicana, and Mrs. W. C. Kessler, Houston; mother. Mrs. Ellen Allverson, Corsicana; a brother, A. B. Allverson, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. M. A. Johnson, Corsicana and five grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Lawrence McCarver, Ed Black, Robert Cooksey, Claude Talley, Bill Brennan and W. C. Plyler.

Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Earl Edward Allverson
Apr 5, 1912 - Nov 1, 1937

Oil Field Employe Seriously Injured On Girard Lease

Earl Allverson, 29, employe of the Girard Oil Company, was brought to the P. and S. hospital Monday afternoon suffering from a severe head injury.

Allverson was injured while pulling a well on the Girard lease. His condition is considered serious.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR EARL ALVERSON HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Earl Allverson, aged 25 years, 638 North Thirteenth street, employee of Girard Oil company, who was fatally injured shortly after noon Monday in the local oil field, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. E. Fletcher, Baptist minister.

A gin pole used in pulling casing from a well broke, inflicting a fracture of the skull and other injuries, Allverson was rushed to the P. and S. hospital where he died early Monday night.

Allverson formerly was a star football player with the State Home eleven.

Surviving are his wife, a brother, Frank Allverson, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Atkinson, Itasca, and Mrs. W. C. Kesler, Houston; grandmother, Mrs. Ellen Allverson, Corsicana; an aunt, Mrs. M. A. Johnson, Corsicana, and two uncles, A. B. Allverson, Dallas, and George Valentine, Itasca.

Pallbearers were S. L. Brashear, A. Ruth, Archie Horn, J. E. Horn, M. G. Benefield and T. R. Yadon.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Out-of-Town Friends And Relatives Attend Allverson Funeral

Many friends and loved ones attended the last, sad rites held Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist church for the late Earl Allverson, who was fatally injured Monday afternoon in the local oil field where he was employed, and died that evening in the P. and S. Hospital.

Among the out-of-town relatives and friends present were his two sisters and their husbands, Mr. and Mrs. Thurman J. Atkinson of Itasca and Mr. and Mrs. Walter C. Kessler of Houston; Mrs. Carl Towns, Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Allverson, Mrs. James Allverson and son, Mrs. Letha Allverson, Mrs. Lee Myers, Ray Stewart and Ishmael Irwin of Dallas; John Lee Sparks, Monroe, La.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hayes, Wichita Falls; Miss Barbara Cameron, Tyler; Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Doff, Sharon Springs, Kan.; Mr. and Mrs. Burl Self, Kilgore; Mr. and Mrs. R. N. McGee and family and Mrs. Barnes and friends of Mexia; and numerous Tyler friends.

Mr. Allverson was very popular and will be greatly missed by his host of admirers.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended his bereft wife, his brother, sisters and other members of the family.

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Frank Gregory Allverson
Sep 26, 1905 - Jan 19, 1966

Frank Allverson Dies Wednesday

Graveside services for Frank Gregory Allverson, 60 who died in a Dallas hospital Wednesday, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery. He resided at 2737 Seevers, Dallas, and was employed by the Dallas YMCA. He lived in Corsicana before moving to Dallas about 15 years ago.

Earlier services will be held at the Dudley H. Hughes Chapel in Dallas Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Kathryn Allverson, Dallas; two sons, Tommy Clinton and Lloyd Alfred Allverson, both in the U.S. Marine Corps; a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Powell, Littlefield; a granddaughter, Mary Ellen Powell, Littlefield; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Atkinson and Mrs. M. C. Kessler, both of Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 20, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lela Frances (Chapman) Allverson married Apr. 23, 1937 s/o Charles Martin “Charley” Allverson and Magnolia Bell “Maggie” (Valentine) Allverson

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Rites Saturday F. G. Allverson

Graveside rites for Frank Gregory Allverson, 60, who died Wednesday in Dallas, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. Earlier services will be from the Dudley M. Hughes Chapel in Dallas.

Allverson resided in Corsicana before moving to Dallas about 15 years ago. He was employed by the Dallas YMCA.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Emma Kathryn Allverson, Dallas; two sons, Tommy Clinton and Lloyd Alfred Allverson, both in the U.S. Marine Corps; a daughter, Mrs. Ellen Powell, Littlefield; a granddaughter, Mary Ellen Powell, Littlefield; two sisters, Mrs. T. J. Atkinson and Mrs. M. C. Kessler, both of Houston, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Corley directs local arrangements.

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Ruby Bradford
abt 1938 - July 6, 2016

Ruby Bradford, 78, of Dallas passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas.
Funeral services are set to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 19, 2016 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church, 207 S State Hwy 309 Goodlow in Kerens.
Interment will follow at Samaria Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Terri (Diehl) Ferguson
Apr 22, 1964 - July 13, 2016
 
Terri Diehl Ferguson, 52, of Corsicana, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 in Baylor Hospital.
Terri was born on April 22, 1964 in Grand Forks, North Dakota to Bobby L. Diehl and Imogene Witte Diehl.
She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1982.
Terri married Billy Ferguson on Feb. 13, 1999.
Terri had a big heart for special needs children and adults. She spent many years working as a caregiver in group homes and was a devoted homemaker.
She is preceded in death by her mother, Imogene Witte Diehl.
Terri is survived by her husband, Billy Ferguson; son, Colby Ferguson; step children, Brannon Ferguson and Brooke Dalton; grandchildren, Hayden Ferguson, Dylan and Max Dalton; her father, Bobby Diehl, Sr., and her brother, Bobby Diehl, Jr.
The family will receive visitation at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Paschal Funeral Home with graveside service to follow at 3 p.m., at Prairie Point Cemetery with Rev. Joe Mashburn officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association 1701 N.
Beauregard St. Alexander, VA. 22311
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Lucy (Allverson) Johnson
Sep 24, 1888 - Feb 14, 1976

Mrs. Johnson

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. M. A. (Lucy) Johnson, 87, who died Saturday at Twilight Home. The Rev. Leroy Reaves will officiate. Arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home.

She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Neale of San Jose, Calif., two grandchildren, Forrest Neale and Cynthia Susan Neale both of San Jose, and a number of nieces and nephews.

The family requests that remembrances be in the form of donations sent to the Twilight Home.

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Martin A. “Curley” Johnson, Sr.
Jan 29, 1883 - Jun 13, 1962

Hold Services M. A. Johnson

Final rites for M. A. (Curley) Johnson, 79, who died Wednesday at his home, 1501 West Tenth avenue, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Paul W. Wiseman, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF.

Johnson, a native of Asheville, N. C., had been a Corsicana resident for 61 years. He was a pioneer oil well driller at Spindletop, California, and other fields with the early-day rotary drills manufactured by the American Well and Prospecting Company here. He also was engaged in business prior to his retirement several years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Bernice Johnson Neale; a grandson, Forrest Neale, and granddaughter, Cynthia Neale, all of San Jose, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Manns and Mrs. Swan Steele, both of Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Paul Rash, Dez Green, Jimmy Morris, Rufus Pevehouse, L. N. Johnston, Joel C. Trimble, Fred Kesinger and J. I. Ellett.

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William Jacob Hoff
Feb 20, 1875 - Mar 4, 1924

MAN FOUND DEAD IN A ROOMING HOUSE TUESDAY AFTERNOON

William J. Hoff, age 50 who had been for some time a pattern maker for the American Well and Prospecting Company, was found dead in a rooming house over a restaurant on Beaton street yesterday. The deceased had a room elsewhere, but Monday night, while complaining of being sick, took a room for the night over the restaurant and nothing more was seen of him till near 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon when the room was entered and Hoff was found dead. Justice Sullivan viewed the remains and decided death was the result of natural causes.

A mother and two sisters of the deceased live at 3026 Ahrens street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

The remains are being held by the C. B. Sutherland Undertaking Parlors pending a hearing from the mother and sisters in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Remains Interred Here.

The remains of W. J. Hoff who was found dead Tuesday afternoon in his bed, were interred at Oakwood this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Ilion T. Jones officiating. Interment was made here by request of the mother and sisters who live in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fellow workmen of the American Well and Prospecting Company looked after the last sad rites, acted as pallbearers, and placed many pretty flowers over his last resting place.

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Delia Shahan
May 13, 1924 - Jun 15, 1924

Delia Shahan, one-month-old daughter of J. H. Shahan and wife, 608 South Nineteenth street, died at an early hour yesterday morning, and the remains were interred in Oakwood at 5 p.m. yesterday.

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Madeline Pressley
Nov 30, 1924 - Dec 2, 1924

The many close friends of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Presley deeply sympathize with them over the loss of their three day old baby girl who died Tuesday night and was interred Wednesday morning in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Pauline Allen
Dec 7, 1899 - Sep 14, 1924

MISS PAULINE ALLEN DIED SUNDAY NIGHT, FUNERAL HELD TODAY

DECESED REARED IN CORSICANA WHERE SHE WAS VERY POPULAR

Miss Pauline Allen, aged 22 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul E. Allen, passed away at 8 o’clock last night at the family home, 1616 West Third Avenue, near 8 o’clock, after an illness of several days, during which she was nursed with tender solicitude by her loved ones and friends. The deceased was reared in Corsicana, was a graduate of our public schools, and later of the Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Since completing her education she had devoted her time to teaching, and during the last term of the Tyler public schools, she was a teacher there. Of a bright mind, lovable character and engaging personality, she endeared herself to all who knew her, and the ebbing away of her bright, and useful young life has cast a gloom over the home of her birth where she was universally loved.

The funeral services at the home at 4:30 this afternoon were largely attended and there was a profusion of beautiful flowers. Her pastor, Rev. C. A. Chasteen, said the last sad rites and as her mortal remains were lowered into their last resting place, hundreds of friends mingled their tears with those of her bereaved parents, to whom the sympathy of the entire community goes out in their great sorrow.

Following were the pall bearers:

Active—C. B. Haley, Wilber Harris, J. A. Sowell, Dr. A. D. Horn, J. N. Edens and Dr. L. C. Polk.

Honorary—H. R. Stroube, W. S. Knight, L. E. McCormick, F. A. Elliot, Dr. T. A. Miller, B. H. Burnett, J. D. Ambrose, Chas. Teeple, Edgar Womack, Harry Dickson, Lewis Marshall, Allen Breithaupt, J. R. Webb, G. O. Clough of Tyler, W. T. McElwee, C. L. Knox, J. M. Dyer, N. F. Garrett, George White, Arthur Caldwell, C. R. Noles and John Garner.

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The untimely passing of Miss Pauline Allen came as a shock to her numberless Corsicana friends and has cast a gloom over the entire community. Having been reared in Corsicana, graduated from the high school and a teacher in the schools, she was widely known and had endeared herself to all who knew her by her sweet character and pleasing personality.

Our hearts go out in deepest sympathy to the bereaved parents, brothers and sisters.

“Into each life some rain must fall. Some days must be dark and dreary.”

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Elma Cecil McWhorter
Feb 15, 1923 - Mar 28, 1924

Elmo, 13-months-old son of C. D. McWhorter, died in the Powell oil field near Mildred last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon. The family recently moved here from Bryan.

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Lyster Jenkins Gafford
Sep 5, 1901 - Mar 26, 1924

Funeral services for L. J. Gafford who died in the County hospital Wednesday, were held at the First Methodist church at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon, with Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery with the Masons in charge of the services at the grave. Active pall-bearers wre W. D. Williams, H. B. Cookston, Will Misklmis, J. G. Lockard, Lee Akers, W. A. Broomfield, O. B. Albritton and F. P. Hodge. There was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

A large crowd attended the funeral services at the church, and a large representation of the Masonic Order participated in the services.

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William Thomas “Tom” Smith
Apr 17, 1874 - Feb 19, 1924

JAILER TOM SMITH DIED SUDDENLY AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

FUNERAL WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, BURIAL OAKWOOD

Tom Smith, aged 49 years, died this morning at 4:35 o’clock and the remains will be interred Wednesday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery. The deceased has been jailer under Sheriff Walter Hayes during the last three years and the funeral services will be held at the Navarro county jail Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, conducting the service. The carpenter’s union will have charge of the services at the grave.

The deceased was born in Alabama and came to Texas in 1893 and has lived in Navarro county and Corsicana for the majority of the time since then. He lived in Fort Worth seven years and in College Station for a while.

The following survive the deceased: his wife, mother, Mrs. Doir Nicks, Dallas; brothers, Jim Smith, Beaumont; Charlie Smith, Dallas; Jessie Smith and Albert Smith, Kaufman, Lawson Nicks, Dallas and Walker Nicks, Dallas, half-brothers; Mrs. Bettie, Mrs. Elmer, Vancover, Washington, half-sister, and a step brother, R. L. Nicks, Dallas.

The deceased would have been fifty years of age April 17. He was ill only a short time.

Mr. Smith was very popular in Corsicana and Navarro county and had many friends all of whom will be genuinely grieved to learn of his untimely death.

The following will be the pall bearers:

Active—Walter Hayes, Rufus Pevehouse, Sam Wilson, Clyde Wilkes, Jim McNeill, Sam Jordon, Claude Allen, Arris Foster, E. W. Warnell.

Honorary—Tom Lovett, El J. Gibson, R. M. Tilley, H. C. Nash, Hawkins Scarborough, A. P. Mays, W. A. Tarver, Ballard W. George, W. M. Taylor, J. J. Sullivan, J. L. Cos, J. M. Tullos, J. S. Harlee, John R. Curington, Sol Gotlieb, R. M. Whitten, Gene Allen.

Honorary pallbearers from the carpenter’s union—E. L. Bridger, Joe M. Brown, Jim Call, T. B. Caton, E. B. Church, Henry Cooper, J. S. Haslam, G. F. Haslam, W. L. Hickey, H. J. Garvin, Edgar Wilson and B. R. Chiles.

Notice.

To all carpenters of Local No. 131: You are requested to attend a called meeting at the hall at 1 p.m. Wednesday, February 20, for the purpose of attending the funeral of Brother W. T. Smith. Services at the county jail at 2 p.m.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 19, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o W. H. H. Smith and Priscilla Elizabeth (Hendley) Smith-Nicks (Priscilla is buried in Oak Cliff cemetery, Dallas, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAILER SMITH WERE HELD TODAY

Funeral services for Tom Smith, aged 49 years, jailer at the Navarro county jail who died at 4:30 o’clock Tuesday morning, were held this afternoon at the jail at 2 o’clock with Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church conducting the services.

The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery. The Corsicana carpenter’s union had charge of the services at the grave.

The deceased has been jailer under Sheriff Walter Hayes for three years. He came to Texas in 1893 and has lived in Corsicana and Navarro county most of the time with the exception of seven years at Fort Worth and a while at College Station.

The following survive: his wife: mother, Mrs. Dolf Nicks, Dallas; brothers, Jim Smith, Beaumont; Charlie Smith, Dallas; Jessie and Albert Smith, Kaufman; Lawson and Walker Nicks, Dallas, half-brothers; Mrs. Battie Mae Elmer, Vancover, Washington, Half-sister and B. L. Nicks, Dallas, step-brother. All of the brothers of the deceased and his mother were here for the funeral.

The following were the pallbearers:
Active—Walter Hayes, Rufus Pevehouse, Tom Wilson, Clyde Wilkes, Jim McNeill, Sam Jordon, Claude Allen, Arris Foster, E. W. Warnell.

Honorary—Tom Lovett, El J. Gibson, R. M. Tilley, H. C. Nash, Hawkins Scarborough, A. P. Mays, W. A. Tarver, Ballard W. George, W. M. Taylor, J. J. Sullivan, J. L. Cox, J. M. Tullos, J. S. Harilee, John R. Curington, Sol Gotlieb, R. M. Whitten, Gene Allen.

Honorary pallbearers from the carpenter’s union—E. L. Bridger, Joe M. Brown, Jim Call, T. D. Caton, E. B. Church, Henry Cooper, J. S. Haslam, G. F. Haslam, W. L. Hickey, H. J. Harvin, Edgar Wilson and B. R. Chiles.

A large crowd was at the funeral and many beautiful wreaths were placed on the casket.

All departments of the court house were closed during the funeral hour.

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Joseph D. Duncan
Jul 13, 1849 - Mar 13, 1924

Aged Resident of Corsicana Is Dead

J. D. Duncan, 75 years old, died at his home, 1925 West Second avenue, at 2:55 o’clock Thursday afternoon following an illness of one week. Funeral arrangements have not been announced but will be held some time Friday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Duncan has been a resident of Corsicana for the last eleven years. He is survived by his wife, three children, Mrs. Vincie Hood, Athens; A. L. Duncan, Corsicana; Mrs. J. H. Roberts, Waco; and five grandchildren. All the children were present at the bedside at the time of his death.

Born in Tennessee, Mr. Duncan came to Texas forty years ago. He moved from Athens to Corsicana. He had been actively engaged in farming up till a year or so ago, when failing health forced him to retire.

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William Henry Duncan
Nov 10, 1873 - Nov 4, 1922

IMMENSE THRONG ATTENDED FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY

W. H. Duncan, aged 49, years, and who had been in the grocery business on West Second avenue near the city limits, for several years, died at his home Saturday night as the result of blood poison that originated from an ulcer in his nose. The deceased had been a resident here for several years and was highly esteemed as a citizen. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Duncan of Corsicana, his wife and two children, Mrs. Grady Lancaster and Barney Duncan, one brother, A. L. Duncan of Corsicana, and by two sisters, Mrs. A. F. Hood of Athens and Mrs. J. H. Roberts of Waco.

Funeral services took place in Oakwood yesterday afternoon conducted by his pastor, Rev. D. K. Porter at the home. At the grave the Odd Fellows had charge. The pallbearers were C. L. Terry, Robt. Stell, J. M. Pugh, J. A. Roe, Sam Mitchell and Will Cheney, Mrs. Montgomerry, Mrs. Flemming, Jack Haslam and Edgar Metcalf sang, and at the conclusion of the services six hooded members of the Ku Klux Klan approached the grave and laid a beautiful cross of flowers over their bier, and walked silently away.

The immense crowd that attended the sad rites was a deserved tribute to the memory of a good man.

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Franklin Cornelius “Frank” Mann
Sep 23, 1890 - Dec 16, 1924

CORSICANA BARBER DIED SUDDENLY AT EARLY HOUR TODAY

Frank C. Mann, age 36 years, died very suddenly this morning at 2 o’clock of heart trouble at his home, 1400 West Tenth avenue, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock and Rev. D. A. Chisholm conducted the service.

The deceased is survived by his wife and three step children, his mother, Mrs. Joel Sink, a sister and four brothers, these are Mrs. Willard Myers and Tom Mann of Phoenix, Ariz., and John, Clarence and Jesse Mann of Corsicana.

The deceased had been employed for some time at the Harris O. K. barber shop and had many friends who regret his sudden death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Dec 16, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WW1 PVT. 165 Depot Reg. h/o Mary (unk) Watson-Mann; s/o George Washington Mann & Lydia Barbara (Bentley) Burke-Mann-Sink

Mary Ann (Lepard) Kelly
May 10, 1850 - Dec 11, 1924

AGED CORSICANA LADY PASSED AWAY THURS. AT HOME IN THIS CITY

Mrs. Mary A. Kelley, aged 76 years, and for many years a resident of Corsicana and of Navarro county, died at 6 p.m. yesterday at her home on South Eighteenth street, and the remains were interred at 3 o’clock this afternoon in Oakwood, Rev. E. P. Kennedy officiating.

The deceased is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Lillian Jackson, Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Sparrow, Eureka; Mrs. Andrew Barron, Bluffdale, Erath county; Mrs. G. A. Sligan, Stephenville, and Mrs. Eva Morris of Seattle, Washington.

The deceased had a large circle of friends by whom she was greatly esteemed in life, and to whom her passing is a source of genuine sorrow.

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Beulah (Sutton) White
Nov 11, 1889 - May 3, 1924

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. J. C. WHITE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Beulah Sutton White, wife of J. C. White, aged 33 years died at the family home, 1735 West Sixth avenue, Saturday afternoon, at 6 o’clock after a severe illness of only a few days, and the remains were interred in Oakwood yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with services conducted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy. The deceased is survived by her husband and two children, her father J. L. Sutton of Drane, and many other relatives. The deceased was loved by a host of friends, and her death came in the prime of young womanhood and is a source of great sorrow to all who knew her. The funeral services, conducted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy were largely attended and there was a profusion of beautiful flowers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, May 5, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Jonathan Calvin White married Jan. 6, 1912; d/o Jackson Lee Sutton & Dora Bell (Hill) Sutton (Dora is buried in Italy cemetery, Italy, Texas

Martha K. “Mattie” (Littleton) Mayo
abt 1870 - Feb 11, 1924

Died Here Near Noon.

Mrs. Mattie Mayo, aged 54 years, wife of S. W. Mayo, died at 12:15 today at the family home, 618 East Tenth avenue, after several months of ill health. The deceased had been a resident here six years, and is survived by her husband and six children, R. H., W. A., and Steve Mayo, Mrs. Clyde Henderson and Miss Louise Mayo, all of Corsicana, and J. A. Mayo, of Monticello, Ark.

The remains will be interred in Oakwood at 2:30 tomorrow afternoon, with services conducted at the grave by Rev. E. P. Kennedy.

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Mrs. D. B. (Brady) Wood
Oct 14, 1856 - Mar 4, 1924

Died at I. O. O. F. Home.

Mrs. D. B. Wood 68 years of age, and a ward of Auburn Lodge at Maypearl, Ellis county, died last night in the I. O. O. F. Old Folks Home, and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. E. P. Kennedy officiating.

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H. H. “Shorty” Bryant
Oct 19, 1865 - Dec 9, 1924

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED MEMPHIS TENN. THURSDAY

H. H. (Shorty) Bryant, aged 49 years, and who lived here for a number of years and worked for a long time for Young Bros., died in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday, and the remains reached here last night and were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 3 o’clock, the services being conducted by Rev. H. C. Howell.

The deceased is survived by a wife in Memphis, one brother, M. Bryant of Phillips Chapel; a nephew J. H. Bryant of Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Centsch, of West Texas. He had many friends here, all of whom are pained to learn of his death.

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Molton M. Dickson
Jul 3, 1860 - Apr 9, 1924

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR M. M. DICKSON CONDUCTED TODAY

Molton M. Dickson, an highly esteemed citizen of Corsicana, died in San Antonio, Wednesday night at 10 o’clock. He had been in ill health, having suffered a stroke of paralysis about two years ago, and had gone to San Antonio for special treatment.

While at the supper table last Saturday evening he suffered another stroke which resulted in his death.

Mr. Dickson was a native of Arkansas, born in Drew county, July 3, 1860. Last January, five years ago, he moved to Corsicana, having accepted a responsible position with the Central Texas Grocery Company.

He was held in highest esteem by all who knew him, as a man possessing those qualities of life and character that make our highest and best citizenship, a man of deep convictions, high sense of duty, lofty ideals and strong faith. He loved his fellowmen, his country and his God. He was a loyal and devoted Christian, a member and ruling elder in the United Presbyterian Church of Corsicana.

Mr. Dickson is survived by two brothers in Arkansas, his wife, Mrs. Sadie A. Dickson, and six children, Molton C., and Conner Dickson of Corsicana; Carol A. Dickson of Ennis; S. D. Dickson of Mexia, and Misses Bula E., and Lucile Dickson of San Antonio.

Funeral services were held at the United Presbyterian church this afternoon at 2:30, conducted by his pastor, Rev. J. Walter Simpson, assisted by Rev. W. T. Ingram of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

The active pallbearers were J. Y. Stewart, J. H. Sullivan, H. R. Stewart, E. L. Walker, Robert Davidson and Harvey Robinson, all deacons of the church.

The following serviced as honorary pallbearers: F. W. McQuiston, W. M. Wilson, J. J. Sullivan, R. S. Calloway, R. L. Patterson, elders of the church, and S. W. Mitchell, Walter Castles, Sr., Dr. S. H. Burnett, Capt. James Garitty, Harris Ransom, Allen Douglas, W. H. Barth, G. E. Mitchell of Mexia; A. A. Robertson of Mexia; T. R. Chandler of Ennis; J. P. Stubbs of Wortham; T. P. Cristler, Henry Walker, G. P. Young and Hugh Wilson.

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J. W. Walker
Jul 10, 1862 - Mar 19, 1924

Died Wednesday at I. O. O. F. Home

J. W. Walker, aged 62, inmate of the Old Folks Home of the I. O. O. F. Lodge, died Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery this afternoon with the Odd Fellows in charge at the grave. The funeral services were held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors this afternoon at 3 o’clock with Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, conducting the services.

The deceased is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. C. W. Veach and Ed Walker of Fresno, California. He is also survived by two brothers, J. L. Walker of Dallas and J. N Walker of Denison. His wife and two brothers were here for the funeral.

The deceased has been an inmate of the home here for the last two years.

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Eva Cathleen (Livingston) Arp
Aug 29, 1897 - Feb 5, 1924

Remains Interred Today.

The funeral of the late Mrs. Rufus Arp took place this afternoon from 711 North Thirteenth street at 3 o’clock and was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Rev. Alonzo Monk officiated and Policement Patterson, Barnes, Long, Joines, Green and Warnell acted as pallbearers.

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INFANT SON Johnson
B & D Aug. 2, 1925

Lost Their infant Son.

The infant son of L. C. Johnson and wife, died at Tuckertown yesterday and the remains were interred at Eureka this morning.

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Mahaley (UNKNOWN) Wilson
abt 1857 - May 1925

Mrs. Lum Wilson Buried at Eureka

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, May 11.—Mrs. Lum Wilson aged 68 years was buried at Eureka Saturday afternoon. Rev. W. A. Corkern, pastor of the Kerens Baptist Church, conducted the services.

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Lafayette Andrews
Apr 18, 1892 - Mar 9, 1925

Eureka Man Died In Hospital Here

F. A. Andrews of Eureka, aged 32 years, died at an early hour this morning at the Navarro county hospital. The remains will be interred at Eureka sometime Tuesday.

The deceased is survived by his wife and five small children, T. M. Andrews, father, Eureka, and Clyde Andrews, brother, Kerens, and several half-brothers and sisters also survive.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 9, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ercie/Ersa (Mosley) Andrews married Jul. 8, 1914; s/o Thomas M. “Tom” Andrews & Amanda “Mandy” (Conger) Andrews buried at Long Prairie Cemetery
     

Harley Ward Blalock
Jul. 8, 1888 - Nov. 20, 1923

Overseas Veteran Is Buried at Bazette

Harley Ward Blalock, aged 35, an overseas veteran, died in the United States Veterans Hospital, 93, Texas Legion, at Kerrville, Monday night, and the remains reached here this morning and were sent to Bazette this afternoon by Undertaker Sutherland, where interment took place at 3 o’clock, the Methodist minister of Kerens officiating. The deceased was reared at Bazette, and his parents, the late J. A. Blalock and wife are buried there. The deceased saw active service overseas, and it was the result of that service that took him to the Kerrville hospital, and that finally caused his death. The deceased is survived by his wife and one child, who live in El Paso, by two brothers, D. R. Blalock and J. I. Blalock, both of Fort Worth and by three sisters, Mrs. O. V. Wood of El Dorado, Okla., Mrs. W. A. Clemmons, LaFayette, Colorado, and Mrs. A. M. Frank of Corsicana.

He had many friends at Bazette, his childhood home, and the funeral there this afternoon was largely attended. The wife, brothers and sisters named, were all here to attend the funeral.

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Wilmer Fay Jones
Jun 7, 1895 - Dec 8, 1924

POPULAR BAZETTE YOUNG MAN BURIED THERE ON TUESDAY

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Dec. 11.—Wilmer Jones, aged 29, was buried at the Bazette Cemetery, Tuesday afternoon. Rev. W. A. Cockern, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Kerens, conducted the funeral ceremonies. Although the weather was very bad, there was a large crowd present and many floral offerings were received.

The deceased was reared in the Bazette community and enlisted in the late war from this county. He leaves three sisters, Mesdames P. H. Brister and R. T. Sandlin of Kerens and Mrs. Roxie Newsom of Denver, Colo., and four brothers, S. J. Jones of Fort Worth, Robert Jones of Powell, I. Jones of Chandler and Wm. Jones of White House.

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Hattie Beatrice (Hall) Shoop
Mar 7, 1892 - Jul 1, 1924

Killed in Auto Accident.

Relatives in this county were notified today by telegram that Mrs. R. W. Shoop was killed in an auto accident near Tulsa, Okla., last night. Miss Maude Jennings and O. T. Jennings of Kerens are aunt and uncle of the deceased. The remains will be brought here and interred at Bazette tomorrow.

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Funeral Friday.

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, July 5.—Mrs. Beatrice Shoop, who was killed in an auto accident at Tulsa, Oklahoma, was buried at Bazette cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mrs. Shoop was a niece of Miss Maud and Wyatt Jennings of Kerens and a member of one of the best known families of this section.

Rev. W. A. Corkern pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the services.

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Bertha Aven
Jan 1880 - Feb 7, 1924

Died Near Roane.

Miss Berta Aven, aged 41 years, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Aven of Roane, died at the family home Wednesday night and the remains were interred in the Bazette cemetery yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Cockerel of Kerens officiating.

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Lyda Ann (Shelton) Kyser
Nov 24, 1870 - Feb 22, 1924

WELL KNOWN KERENS RESIDENT DIED THERE EARLY THIS MORNING

Special to the Sun.
Kerens, Feb. 22.—Mrs. H. F. Kyser, aged 54 years, died at the family home here at 10 o’clock this morning. The deceased had been in ill health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon with burial in the Bazette cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. A. Vorkern, pastor of the Baptist church of this city.

The deceased was a member of one of the pioneer families of this community and is survived by her husband, two sons, John and Ben Kyser of this city, two daughters, Mrs. Roy Jones of Kerens and Mrs. Rosa Whitaker of Desdemona, and a brother T. M. Shelton of this city.

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Jessie Fern Upchurch
Jul 26, 1923 - Nov 26, 1923

Bazette News.
Monday morning, November 26th the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Upchurch and claimed their darling baby, Jessie Fern, who was only four months old. It was so hard for the loved ones to give her up, but the Lord thought she was too sweet to live in this world and he called her to live in a brighter home than this, where there will be no more sorrow, pain and death. What a sweet consolation the loved ones have to know that their darling is at rest. Oh, how she will be missed. There is that vacant place in the home which no one else can fill. Oh, how the mother who has so tenderly cared for it during these months will miss it. Loved ones in their grief look to the higher power who has said I will not leave you comfortless.

There was an angel hand in heaven that was not quite complete,
God called your darling Jessie Fern to fill the vacant seat.
Oh, that dear one, how they loved her;
Oh how hard to give her up;
But an angel came down for her and removed her from the flock.
Another link is broken in the household band.
But a chain is foruning in a better land.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. W. A. Corkern of Kerens conducted the services after which the remains were tenderly laid to rest in the Bazette cemetery. A large procession followed the remains to the cemetery and the floral offerings were beautiful. Besides the parents, four sisters and four brothers, survive the little one.

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Kelly Jane McKeown
Oct 1, 1923 - May 4, 1924

Sad Death of Infant Daughter.

Kelley Jean, the 6-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kelley McKeown, died at the County Hospital this morning at 3 o’clock, following an operation there yesterday for locked bowels, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev. Alonzo Monk officiated and many friends were present to extend their sincere sympathy to the bereaved parents, and who placed many flowers over the grave of the dear little one that has faded from this life to bloom afresh in a brighter and better clime, where buds never wither and flowers never lose their fragrance.

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Mary Jane (Gable) Smith-McKeown
Mar 23, 1885 - Apr 28, 1965

Hold Services Mrs. McKeown
Final rites for Mrs. K. L. McKeown, 80, who died in the Evergreen Convalescent Home, Inc. late Wednesday night, will be held Friday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon chapel.

The services will be conducted by Rev. Sidney Roberts, pastor of the First Methodist church of which she was a long-time member. Burial will be in the Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. McKeown was a native of Dawson.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; four daughters, Mrs. W. L. Kirk, Dallas; Mrs. Don Johns, Kerrville; Mrs. Noble Ray, Corpus Christi, and Mrs. Art Simpson, Dallas; six grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. C. P. Lilly, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be E. E. Burkhart, T. L. Carlisle, Alva Taylor, W. B. Waddell, Randolph Mitchell and W. H. Smith.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 30, 1965
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Dr. Frank Earl Smith 2nd husband Kelly Luther McKeown married Jul. 9, 1916; d/o Levi Franklin Gable & Elizabeth Ann (Milford) Gable

Fred William Barth
Jan 16, 1883 - Jan 15, 1924

The Passing On of Fred Barth.

The last mortal remains of Mr. Fred Barth, who passed on to his reward on Monday, at his home in San Antonio, were brought to Corsicana and laid to rest Wednesday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery, following a beautiful and impressive ceremony at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Barth, conducted by Rev. R. Girard Lowe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church. A quartette composed of Mesdames R. Girard Lowe, W. H. Elliott, H. Z. Barlow and C. B. Sutherland, rendered beautiful and appropriate songs.

Fred Barth was just entering the prime of his life when he was stricken five years ago by a spinal affliction. Had it not been for this handicap, he would have accomplished great things, being the genius he was in mechanical drawings. Besides, he was gifted along musical lines and was a young man of sterling qualities. On the day of his forty-first birthday he was buried, celebrating his last birthday in his heavenly home. The funeral was largely attended by admiring and sorrowing friends, and a profusion of beautiful flowers covered his last resting place. A number of friends and relatives from out-of-town came for the funeral. Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. John Lang and Mrs. Merkel, sisters of Mrs. W. H. Barth, and her nephew, Mr. Winnessky, all of Houston, Mr. and Mrs. Tomack of Hubbard City, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Bodeman of Dallas, brother of Mrs. Fred Barth and Mr. George Durham of San Antonio, brother-in-law of Mrs. Fred Barth.

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Alwine (Kumke) Barth
Jan 7, 1849 - Dec 24, 1926

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME LATE FRIDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. W. H. BARTH HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Alwina Barth, aged 78 years, wife of Wm. H. Barth, who died suddenly at the family home at 414 South Fourteenth street late Friday, were held from the home Sunday afternoon at 3 oclock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church, conducted the services and the church choir rendered appropriate music. Pallbearers were P. Mayer, A. Weideman, A. W. Leverman, Jack D. Weaver, A. S. Vandiver, Charles Bee, Carl Mirus, H. L. Wendorf, Rudolph Beck and C. G. Davidson.

Mrs. Barth, who had not been feeling very well, but was not complaining, was about the house as usual on Friday and had been conversing with her brother, E. C. Kumke, just prior to her sudden death. The door bell had rang and Mrs. Barth had sent her brother to the door, as Mr. Barth was down town at the time. When Mr. Kumke returned he found his sister breathing her last.

Mrs. Barth had been a resident of Corsicana for more than fifty years. She and her husband were married fifty-two years ago in Houston and soon came to Corsicana, having been residents of this city since that time. She was a good woman and was dearly beloved by a host of friends. She was a home loving woman and for that reason stayed at home more than the average person of today and was better known to the older residents of the city than those who had come here in later years.

Mrs. Barth was born near the town of Thorn, Germany, 78 years ago, and came to America when young. She is survived by her husband, who was her constant companion during all the fifty-two years of their married life, and by a daughter in law, Mrs. Fred Barth, of San Antonio, and two grandchildren, and by several sisters and a brother, E. C. Kumke of Corsicana, as well as other relatives in different cities and states.

Deep sympathy goes out to the bereaved husband in the death of his beloved companion of so many years, and sorrow was expressed by the large concourse of friends and relatives who attended the funeral and who placed many beautiful flowers upon the grave of the good woman who had so lately gone to her reward.

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Our hearts reach out in deepest sympathy to the bereaved friends, especially to Mr. W. H. Barth, who is mourning the loss of his faithful wife for these many years, who has passed so quietly and unexpectedly into the great beyond on Christmas Eve, at the family home, 414 South Fourteenth street. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home 414 South Fourteenth street. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the home conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Members of the Episcopal choir—Messrs. H. D. Johnson, Edgar Metcalf, Robert Watt and Mmes. A. A. Guess, Percy Townsend, H. D. Johnson, Julia Mirus and Charles Highnote sang the beautiful hymns—“Nearer My God to Thee” and “Abide with Me.” A large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives accompanied the remains to their last resting place in Oakwood Cemetery, and many beautiful flowers, symbols of love and sympathy, covered the grave. Out-of-town relatives included Mrs. Fred Barth and daughters, Louise and Wilma of San Antonio, Mrs. Ida Lang, Mrs. Amelia Markel, Mr. John Lang and Mr. ---Waynofski of Houston, Mrs. M. Tomek and Mrs. Gus Waynofski of Hubbard.

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Edward N. Class
Jun 16, 1867 - Aug 13, 1924

Died in Dallas.

Edward N. Glass, oil dispatcher of the Magnolia Company in Dallas for many years, died there Thursday and the body arrived in Corsicana on the 1:35 Interurban and the funeral took place from the interurban station with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 16, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Flora Belle (Dean) Class; s/o Charles B. Class & Mary (Giles) Class
  • (the obit says Glass but both his and her death certificates say Class)

Flora Belle (Dean) Class
Mar 4, 1871 - Aug 23, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Mrs. Class, aged 69 years, former Corsicanan, who died Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Enez Reaugh at Chicago, were held Thursday afternoon from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. She was the widow of the late E. N. Class.

Surviving are a son, Neal Class, Sealy, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Reaugh, Chicago; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Holderman, Emporia, Kan.; Mrs. A. L. Lowman and Mrs. Mrs. A. M. Wheeler, both of Wichita Kan.; and three brothers, Lee Bean, Gridley, Kan., and Frank and Clay Bean, both of Altoone, Kan.

Mrs. Class was born in Howard, Kan., March 4, 1871. She was a member of the Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Harry Pollock, H. B. Walker, Shem Hatchett, Chester Minyard, Thomas Reid and Roy Canady.

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Debs Diamond Mershawn
Mar 3, 1915 - Oct 13, 1973

D. Mershawn

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel for Debs Mershawn, 58, who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. James T. Davis was to officiate; burial is to be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of West Station, Texas, and had lived in Corsicana 56 years. He was employed by Texas Miller Company, was a member of the Baptist Church, and a veteran of World War II.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Orene Mershawn of Corsicana; four sons, W. R. Mershawn of Waxahachie, Donald Mershawn of Commerce, Roy Lee Mershawn of Blooming Grove, and Michael Ray Mershawn of Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Alice White of Baldwin Park, California, and Mrs. Jewell Vreeland of Corsicana; one brother, Ebbs G. Mershawn of Duncanville; and two grandsons.

Pallbearers will be Ralph Dick, Garvin Mershawn, Wayne Mershawn, Ronnie Mershawn, Dennis Cook and Lindsey Wheat.

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Eula Ann (Gill) Mershawn-Foster
Feb 3, 1886 - Oct 30, 1954

Mrs. Eula Foster Services Sunday

Mrs. Eula Foster, 68, died of a heart attack Saturday afternoon at her home, 706 East Tenth avenue.

Funeral services were held Sunday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Guy Phillips, pastor of the Assembly of God church.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Jewell Breeland, Corsicana; two sons, D. D. Mershawn, Corsicana, and E. G. Mershawn, Dallas; six grandchildren, a brother, G. A. Gill, Mexia, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were William Rogers, Jimmy Rogers, J. E. Posey, J. D. Capehart, L. E. Nichols and Charles Fuller.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Nov 1, 1954
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband George William Mershawn 2nd husband Albert Sidney Foster married May 8, 1931; d/o James W. Gill & Liza (Boatler) Gill

Albert Sidney Foster
Aug 14, 1872 - Nov 27, 1945

ALBERT S. FOSTER DIED LAST NIGHT OF HEART AILMENT

Albert Sidney Foster, aged 73 years, carpenter, 706 East Tenth avenue, died with a heart ailment Tuesday night following a several weeks’ illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist church.

A native of Tennessee, Foster came to Ellis county, in 1882 with his family and to Corsicana in 1889, residing here since that time.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three brothers, W. J. W. Foster and Judge A. E. Foster both of Corsicana, and Sam H. Foster, Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Hautie Wigley, Corsicana, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. L. Ayres, J. C. Morris, Clyde Heifner, George Jenkins, Harve Farmer and J. D. Fitzgerald.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 28, 1945
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ida B. (Layton) Foster (Divorced) 2nd wife Eula Ann (Gill) Mershawn-Foster married May 8, 1931; s/o William Jefferson Foster & Ann Elizabeth (Wooten) Foster

Esther (Eagleton) Sullivan
Dec 10, 1850 - Nov 13, 1924

PIONEER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY LATE FRIDAY

MRS. ESTHER SULLIVAN HAD RESIDED HERE FOR PAST FIFTY YEARS.

Mrs. Esther Sullivan, age 73 years and who had been a highly esteemed resident of Corsicana for more than fifty years, passed away at 5 o’clock Friday afternoon at her home, 103 South Fifteenth street, and the funeral will take place from the Third Avenue Presbyterian Church tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock, with Rev. Ilion Jones officiating, and the following acting as pall bearers:

Active, F. N. Drane, W. N. Johnson, C. W. Taylor, J. A. Jarrell, R. N. Elliot and W. P. McCammon.

Honorary: L. H. Lee, B. L. Finch, W. E. Pugh, J. M. Pugh, Robert Stell, M. H. DeWitt, Cal E. Kerr, W. R. Pressley, S. M. Kerr, H. D. Fillers, C. L. Knox, R. E. Prince, A. G. Elliott, C. J. Knox, Ralph Stell, A. S. Vann, Herbert Gribble, H. E. Wassell, William Boltz, Donald Smith and Dr. Harry Ezell.

The deceased came to Corsicana from Canada with her late husband, J. I. Sullivan, who was for many years a prominent business man here, and during her long residence here she had been an active figure in her church and in social and civics affairs, and nobody was more highly esteemed than she because of her many noble and womanly attributes, and her death, although not unexpected, has caused much genuine sorrow among a large list of friends and the community at large.

She is survived by three children, Mrs. Dr. Foster of Danville, Illinois; Mrs. Esther Wheeler of Corsicana, and John Sullivan of Corpus Christi, and by seven grandchildren.

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INFANT SON Ward
Nov 14, 1924 - Nov 15, 1924

The infant son of John L. Ward died last night at 708 South 23rd Street, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon.

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Otto P. Lowry, Jr.
1894 - Jul. 24, 1924

Obituary moved to Otto P. Lowry Biography Page


John L. Eckelman
Sep 14, 1844 - Jul 23, 1924

A Good Citizen Gone.

John Eckelman, aged 80 years died yesterday, afternoon at his home two miles northeast of Corsicana on the farm where he had lived for forty-seven years. The deceased was a native of Germany, but came to America with his parents when only two years of age. His parents settled in New York state, and the deceased lived in that state till he married when he came to Texas and settled on the farm where he died. The deceased was an active man till a year ago, when he lost his wife and since that time his health steadily declined. He was an honest , hard-working, good citizen, and as such was esteemed by all who knew him. The remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 2 o’clock after services by Rev. D. A. Chisholm of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and the last sad rites were well attended, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Surviving the deceased are four children, Mrs. S. E. Hamilton, Houston; Mrs. J. R. Nutt, Bert Eckleman and Andrew Eckleman of Corsicana.

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Pearl Twitty
Oct 18, 1911 - Mar 22, 1924

Funeral of Pearl Twitty Held Sunday

Funeral services for Pearl Twitty who died Saturday morning in Dallas, were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of W. J. Lunn, 517 West First avenue and were conducted by Rev. C. A. Chasteen, pastor of the First Christian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

There were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Lorine Boyett
1923 - Dec 8, 1924

CORSICANA CHILD KILLED IN WRECK AUTO IN LOUISIANA

LORINE BOYETT, CHILD MRS. A. D. BOYETT, MET DEATH YESTERDAY

By Associated Press.

Shreveport, La., Dec. 9.—Lorine Boyett, one-year-old child of Mrs. A. D. Boyett of Corsicana, Texas, was killed yesterday near Foster, Louisiana, when the automobile in which they were en route to Louann, Arkansas, went over an embankment.

There are no Boyetts in the new city directory or in the telephone directory and diligent inquiry among the oil companies operating here has failed to disclose the identity of Mrs. A. D. Boyett.

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FATHER AUTO VICTIM LEASE FORMAN GULF PRODUCTION COMPANY

A. D. Boyett, lease foreman of the Gulf Production company on the Murchison tract near Whitten, has gone to Lonann, Ark., where his one-year-old baby was killed in an automobile accident.

Mrs. Boyett with the young child had gone to visit relatives in Louisiana when the automobile in which they were riding went over an embankment near Foster, La.

Boyett’s brother was driving the car.

Boyett left for Foster as soon as he received word of the accident.

The body arrived here this morning and was taken in charge by the Sutherland undertaking parlors. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock this afternoon and were conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

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Harry Burt
1884 - Sep 8, 1924

Died Here This Morning.

Harry Burt, aged near forty years, died about 8 o’clock this morning in the tubercular hospital of the United Charities, where he had been a patient sufferer for more than a year and where he had received every attention during his long illness. The deceased had lived in and near Corsicana for many years, and when in health ran a truck farm near town. The remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon.

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Remains Interred This Morning.

This remains of Harry Burt, who died here yesterday morning were interred in Oakwood cemetery this morning, Rev. Alonzo Monk officiating.

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Gerardo Alvarado
Nov 22, 1966 - June 4, 2016

Gerardo Alvarado passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016.
He was born on Nov. 22, 1966.
Wake services will begin Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. (All night vigil)
Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m.
Funeral Service will be held at noon Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Rangel Officiating.
Interment to follow at Calvary Hill Cemetery.
Funeral Services under the care of Luz Eterna Funeral Home.

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Jerry Thurman "J.T." Burk
Aug 19, 1949 - July 10, 2016
 
Jerry "J.T." Thurman Burk, 66, of Richland went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 10, 2016, in Dallas.
Jerry was born to Marshall and Leona Spain Burk on Aug. 19, 1949, in Decatur.
He was a retired teacher and coach. Over the last two years, he became an aspiring author with novels soon to be published.
He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Corsicana, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Scott Miller.
Jerry is survived by wife, Joyce Terrell Burk; sons, Matthew Burk and wife Rose, Sandon Miller and wife Stephanie, Wayne Westbrook and wife Mary; daughters, Sabra Miller, Sheryl Davis and husband James, Bethany Aguado and husband Phillip; brother Steve Burk of Decatur, 21 grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.
The family will received visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13,
2016 at Chancellor and Jones Family Funeral home in Decatur.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 in the chapel at Chancellor and Jones Family Funeral Home.
Interment to follow at Sweetwater Cemetery.

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Gwendolyn (Cole) Grimes
Nov 17, 1934 - July 8, 2016
 
Gwendolyn Cole Grimes, 81, of Fairfield, formerly of Normangee went to her heavenly home on Friday, July 8, 2016.
Gwendolyn was born Nov. 17, 1934 to loving parents Truman and Pauline Cole in the Ten Mile Community.
She was raised in a loving, Christian home and was baptized by W.B.
Wages, in the original location of the Ten Mile Church, which was across
2289 from where it now sits.
As a child, when not in school or working the family farm, she loved to ride her horse 'Old Sally'.
She went to school in Normangee until the age of 17, where she was a majorette.
Gwendolyn married Arthur Eldridge "Peewee" Grimes on July 27, 1952, by W.B. Wages at Ten Mile Church.
She worked as a telephone operator for two years, and then they moved to Angleton where she graduated High school in 1954.
She went to beauty school in Houston and worked as a Beautician for five years.
Mrs. Grimes worked for Saunders Music Co. for 10 years. When they were transferred to Corsicana, she went to work for Navarro Regional Hospital, where she retired after 18 years.
Gwendolyn was preceded in death by her parents, Truman and Pauline Cole and husband, Arthur Eldridge "Peewee" Grimes.
Left to cherish her memories is her son, Arthur Eugene "Gene" Grimes and wife Coleen of St. Petersburg, Flordia; daughter, Pamela Grimes Richardson of Fairfield; five grandchildren, Jeremy Grimes and Meagan, Truman Grimes and wife Dana all of Flordia, Stephanie Bilodeau and husband Kenneth, James Cook and Arthur Cook all of Fairfield; five great-grandchildren, Jayden Grimes, D.J. and Vanessa Grimes of Flordia and Wesley and Donna Bilodeau of Fairfield; brother, Billy Cole; sister, Joyce Batson and husband Herman of Normangee; Sisters in-laws, Audrey Risinger of Bryan and Gladys Grimes of Normangee; numerous nieces , nephews and cousins.
Our Special Thanks go to a host of loving staff members from Virginia's Hospice, Fairfield Nursing and Rehab, Dr. J. Michael Orms, Lisa Wehe, Nurse Practitioner, Susan Steen RN, and all those who loved and cared for Mrs. Grimes.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 11 in the Union Baptist Church at Ten Mile.
Funeral Services are set to begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12 in Union Baptist Church at Ten Mile. Brother Glen Morris Conner and Brother Will Odom will officiate and burial will follow in the Ten Mile Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Please make donations to Union Baptist Church and Cemetery at Ten Mile, 8414 FM 2289 Normangee, Texas 77871 in honor of Gwendolyn Grimes.

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Robert Duane Carpenter
Jan 3, 1965 - July 7, 2016

Mr. Robert Duane Carpenter, 51, of Mildred passed away on Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Baylor University Medical center in Dallas.
He was born on Jan. 3, 1965 in Columbus, Georgia to Vernon and Elizabeth Carpenter.
He traveled all over the world due to his father's military service.
He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1983.
Robert married Pam DeMoss and resided in Mildred where they raised one son, Rowdy Carpenter.
He was a mechanic much of his life, but had many talents and jobs along the way.
He was the mayor of Mildred for 18 years.
Robert had a love for animals and people and a heart as big as Texas.
He took in any animals needing a home and tried to help out anybody who was on hard times.
Robert was a faithful member of the Cowboy Church of Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his father, Vernon D. Carpenter and his step-father, John Rutherford.
He is survived by his wife, Pam Carpenter of Mildred; son, Rowdy Carpenter and wife Kim of Purdon; grandsons, CJ, Cahl, Colt and Coldyn Horn of Tenaha; mother, Elizabeth D. Rutherford of Kerens; sister, Beth Nemeth and husband Dan of Corsicana; nieces, Shea Gore and husband Wyndell of Corsicana, Chloe and Ella DeMoss of Richmond; nephew, Brian Nemeth of Kerens; great niece, Kaylee Simpson of Chandler; great nephew, Brandon Nemeth of Kerens; father and mother-in-law, Buddy and Sarah DeMoss of Corsicana; brother-in-law, Bubba DeMoss and wife Sonya of Richmond.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 10, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana with Pastor Derek Rogers officiating.
Interment will follow in Lake Chapel Cemetery in Fairfield.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Cowboy Church of Corsicana,
5864 W. Hwy 31, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Charlie Luther Ward
Dec 29, 1920 - July 4, 2016

Charlie Luther Ward, 95, passed away at his home in Jacksonville on Monday, July 4, 2016 after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Cedarvale, on Dec. 29, 1920 and graduated from Purdon High School in Purdon.
He lived in Houston for many years, but moved to his farm in the Van/Lindale area in 1970, eventually retiring from the Coca-Cola in Tyler. When his health began failing in 2009, he moved to Jacksonville to be near one of his daughters.
His passion in his youth was pitching softball. He was a kind and generous man who could fix anything. He taught his daughters they could do anything boys could do, in a time when that was not generally accepted.
Charlie was a veteran, serving in the US Navy during World War II.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Julia Ward; wife, Emily Ruth Meador Ward; brother, Lee Roy Ward; two sisters, Faye Hutson and Ida Nisperos and grandson, Doug Smith.
Charlie is survived by daughters, Patsy Lee Jayroe and husband Rodney of Jacksonville and Catherine Ingram and husband Allen of Cisco; grandson, David Smith and wife Jennifer of Athens, Brandon Jayroe and wife Daisy of Bryan, and Emma Ingram of Cisco; sister, Sue Herndon of Waxahachie; brothers, Ernest Ward, Jr. and wife Jimmie of Corsicana and Fred Ward of Bochita, Oklahoma and several great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Special thanks go out to the wonderful care that was given during his lengthy illness to Texas Oncology, Grace Home Health, Heart to Heart Hospice, Carter Blood Center and to all of you who donate blood. An extra special thank you goes out to the staff, nurses and doctors of Cristus Trinity Mother Frances Hospital Jacksonville.
Words cannot express our appreciation for the true love you showed Mr.
Charlie all these years. He loved you all.
He will be interred at West Shady Grove Cemetery with a private gathering of the immediate family.

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John Luther Pike
Oct 13, 1874 - June 11, 1953

Rites Are Held For John L. Pike
Funeral services were held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. here for John Luther Pike, 78, who died at the Twilight Home Thursday morning.
Services were held from the Corley chapel, with Dr. Matthew Arnold, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.
Pike is survived by two sons, Calvin Pike, Grand Prairie, and James Pike, Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Neal Parrish, Dallas, and Mrs. Joe Davis, Tyler; four brothers, Edgar Pike, Corsicana; Oscar Pike, Pursley; Urihial Pike, Houston, and Carl Pike, Teague; a sister, Mrs. W. B. Payne, Pursley; nine grandchildren and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Clark Simons, John Mahoney, Morris Pike, Earl Taylor, Jack Megarity and C. J. Green.

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Arlene (McQuary) Andrews
Dec 14, 1911 - June 9, 1953

Friday Services For Mrs. Andrews
Final rites were held Friday morning from the Corley chapel who died in Houston, Mississippi, Tuesday while on a visit to relatives.
Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist Church here, conducted. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.
Mrs. Andrews is survived by her husband, H. E. (Dago) Andrews; a daughter, Mrs. R. C. Farmer, Corsicana; three sons, James Andrews, Erwin Andrews and Charles Andrews, all of Corsicana; a granddaughter, Sandra Jean Farmer; Corsicana; parents. Mr. and Mrs. Roe McQuary, Houston, Mississippi; several brothers and sisters, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Sam Allen, L. J. Herod, Milton Campbell, Barney evans, scott Lowry, J. D. Lawhon, Layton Vaughn and Placier Jones.

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Connie Katheryn (Hayes) Lane- Fielden
Oct 25, 1944 - June 19, 2016
 
Connie Fielden was born on Oct. 25, 1944 in West Columbia and she passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2016 in Hillsboro.
Connie was one of seven children born to L.E. Hayes Jr. (Potsy) and Mildred Hayes.
She grew up in Velasco where she was involved in many school functions, including drum major for the Velasco Seagull Jr. High Band.
She moved to Pisgah Ridge, west of Richland her freshman year in high school where she was the feature twirler for the Wortham Bulldogs.
She met and later married Jim Lane of Wortham (son of A.J. (Dob) and Edna Earl Lane) and had three sons, Jimmy Jay Jr., Martin Darren and Donald Glenn.
Connie worked in the medical field as a lab technician for 24 years.
In 1983 she married W. A. Fielden (Dub), an Ag teacher form Frisco.
Connie (Nana) enjoyed watching her children grow into adults and going to all the grand children's activities including all the ball games, where Nana could be heard over the crowd.
She loved to cook, bake wedding cakes, sew and tending to her flowers.
Her son Jim called her Martha Stewart.
She also enjoyed her family gatherings and always had plenty of food.
Connie was a member of Mildred Baptist Church, where she enjoyed her bible study group and her church family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, L.E. Hayes Jr., and Mildred Hayes; sister Marva Zane Beasley; niece Lisa Zane Beasley; daughter-in-law Sherri Lane and granddaughter Jaylynn Lane.
Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 32 years W.A. Fielden of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Don and Ann Lane of Hillsboro; son and daughter-in-law Darren and Pam Lane of Kerens; son and daughter-in-law Jim and Misti Lane Jr. of Rhome; step-son Chris Fielden and daughter-in-law Shannon Andrews of Corsicana; stepdaughter, Annette Fielden of Nevada; brother Jerry Hayes of Troy; brother and sister-in-law Lex and Trisha Hayes of Corsicana; sister Leah McClendon of Lewisville; sister Carolyn Golightly of Sanger; sister Jennie Delarios of Whitesboro; grandchildren Austin Lane, Juliana Lane, Garrett Lane, Alysa Lane, Emily Lane and Perry Willet; six great-grand children and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Mike Beasley, Walt Beasley, Kris Beasley, Reece McCollum, Sam Hayes, Lex Eric Hayes and Heath Hayes.
Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Tony Neal officiating.
Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Jim Lane and (2) W.A. "Dub" Fielden; d/o Leslie E. "Potsy" Hayes Jr. & Mildred Katheryn (Casey) Hayes

Keith Vernon Hill
Mar 4, 1950 - June 17, 2016
 

Keith Vernon Hill, 66 , died unexpectedly on Friday, June 17, 2016, at his home in San Antonio.
Known as Dr. Hill, Doc, Papa, and the unofficial "Mayor of Southtown,"
he was born on March 4, 1950, in Brownfield.
In 1976, Keith graduated with top honors from the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio School of Dentistry. After completing a general practice residency in the US Air Force, Dr. Hill practiced dentistry in Corsicana for 30 years and was awarded a Fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry.
His true calling was fulfilled as a clinical professor in the Department of Comprehensive Dentistry at UTHSCSA where students awarded him "Professor of the Year" in 2008 and 2016.
He was a member and former elder at Sunset Ridge Church of Christ.
As well as biking around Southtown, he enjoyed creating beautiful pottery, hunting, fishing, music, and his students, friends, and family.
He was consistently valued and will be greatly missed as a mentor, confidante, father, grandfather, and friend.
Dr. Hill was predeceased in death by his father, Charles Vernon Hill; brother Larry Hill; his brothers-in-law Mike Loe and William Allen, and his parents-in-law Bill and Carrol Allen.
Dr. Hill is survived by his wife of 46 years, Annice Hill; his mother Jewel Hill of McGregor; his sister Judy Von Ritchie of Waco; son Kyle Hill and wife Whitney of Austin; daughter Addie O'Beirne and husband Hugh of Princeton, New Jersey and grandchildren, Ryder and Hudson Hill, and Zoe, Cassian, and Aidan O'Beirne.
He is also survived by sister-in-law Susan Allen, of Canyon; sister-in-law Monty Robinson and husband Charles, of Canyon; sister-in-law Dineen Allen of El Dorado, Arkansas and by many loved nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at Porter Loring Mortuary in San Antonio.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Sunset Ridge Church of Christ in San Antonio.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Keith's memory to, Mu Nu chapter of OKU Student Scholarship Fund, c/o Norma Valdez; Office of the Dental Dean University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229.

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Johnny Ray Huffman
Nov 8, 1965 - July 15, 2016
 

Johnny Huffman of Corsicana passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016.
He was born Nov. 8, 1965 in Ennis to Benjamin Franklin Huffman and Daisy Claxton Huffman.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin Franklin Huffman and Daisy B. Higgs; wife, Donna K. Huffman and nephew, Benny Ray Huffman.
He is survived by son, Jonathan A. Huffman; grandson, Austin Huffman; sisters and brothers, Barbara Wafer, Forrest Huffman, Brenda Campbel, Jennie Huffman, Chuck Peterson, Elda Brimer and Linda Dool.
He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Holly Huffman, Lea Joseph, Mackenzie Huffman, Mandy Campbell, Sammy Darnell, Lian Dool and Raven Huffman; two great nephews and two great nieces.
Prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with visitation following from
7 to 9 p.m.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Gaylord Emerson Edling
Sep 10, 1924 - Aug 6, 2016
 
Gaylord Emerson Edling passed away on Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 in Corsicana at the age of 91. +He was born Sept. 10, 1924, in Marquette, Nebraska and was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Gaylord grew up during the depression. He rode his bicycle, delivering the morning newspaper before school every day from grade school throughout high school.
Gaylord attended Lincoln High School where he was a member of the State Championship football and track teams. Upon graduating from high school, Gaylord enlisted in the United States Navy during WWII.
He attended preflight training in Corpus Christi, receiving his wings in May 1944, and also received his Hellcat fighter training in Melbourne, Florida, in preparation for combat against the Japanese Zeros. Gaylord was assigned to the aircraft carrier USS Hornet in December of 1944. He flew an F6F-Hellcat with Air Groups 11 and 17 until the conclusion of the war in September 1945, just days after turning 21 years old. Gaylord flew in 87 missions throughout the Pacific campaign, including battles in the Philippines, Hong Kong, Endo China, and the invasions of Okinawa and Iwo Jima. He flew in the first aircraft carrier air strike to ever hit Tokyo, Japan. For his military service, Gaylord received five Air Medals, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and two Presidential Unit Citations. When people would thank him for his service, he would respond "I didn't do anything anyone else wouldn't have done."
After the war, Gaylord attended the University of Nebraska, where he played football, and met his future wife, Dorothy Miller Meshier. They were married in Tecumseh, Nebraska on Dec. 28, 1948. Gaylord graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1949.
Gaylord spent his entire career in the oil and gas industry, starting with Continental Oil Company (Conoco) and concluding in 1986, when he retired from Enron.
His wife, Dorothy, was a school teacher. Together, they enjoyed a wonderful life raising five children, each being born in a different state. Their last move was to Corsicana in 1972, where Gaylord worked until retirement. Gaylord's favorite pastime was watching sporting events and he was most fond of Nebraska Cornhusker football. Gaylord and Dorothy traveled many miles watching their children and grandchildren participate in various activities. Gaylord and Dorothy seldom missed Corsicana High School football games, and held season tickets for 40 years, from 1972 until 2011.
They enjoyed traveling, with many trips visiting family in Nebraska, Michigan, Colorado, North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas, Alaska, and California. Their furthest trips were to China and Israel. They also enjoyed the annual USS Hornet Reunion, which rotated among the various naval bases across the United States.
Gaylord and Dorothy were very active in the Corsicana community. They were especially fond of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, which they immediately joined upon relocating to Corsicana in 1972. Gaylord sang in the choir, served multiple sessions as an Elder, and in many other capacities. Gaylord also served on many boards and committees, including the Corsicana Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, Food for Fitness, Family Services, Boys State, the Warehouse Living Arts Center, the YMCA and others.
Gaylord was chivalry at its finest. He met every person with a smile, never letting a woman open the door on her own and even to the end, attempting to stand when greeted, even when his body would not cooperate. Gaylord was the epitome of the Greatest Generation.
Gaylord's legacy consists of five children, 13 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Gaylord's wife Dorothy, passed away Oct. 17, 2011, after 62 years of marriage. They were a beautiful couple and truly led a blessed life. They are often remembered as a couple walking hand in hand to the many community activities and sporting events they attended. They were truly a team as they loved and raised their children.
He was a wonderful and loving father, always leading, teaching and supporting his children as they grew to adulthood and beyond.
"He was a great example and was always there for us kids, spending as much time as he could with us, gently but firmly loving, leading and standing by us through the joys of childhood, through the good times and through the most difficult of life experiences. We have been truly blessed with having a father who is our hero".
Gaylord was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy Edling; parents August and Grace Edling; step-mother Esther Edling; sister and brother-in-law Eileen and Owen Robbins.
Gaylord is survived by his children Jack Edling of Fenton, Michigan, Dave Edling and wife Deborah of Mesquite, Barb Edling Gillespie and husband John of The Woodlands, Tom Edling and wife Heide Newton of Tucson, Arizona and Dan Edling and wife Suzann of Corsicana; grandchildren include Jake Edling and wife Missy, Ben Edling, Nick Edling and wife Mary, Erin Edling Williams, Nathan Edling, Josh Edling, Kyle Stockwell, Emily Stockwell, Margaret Edling Krulikas and husband Gintaras, Andrew Edling, John Edling, Jill Edling Clapp and husband Landry and Chris Edling; great grandchildren include Ahava Edling, Jake Edling, John Edling and Telah Edling, Emma Edling, Ethan Williams, Isaac Williams, Kade Williams and Walker Williams.
He also leaves a brother-in-law Fred Miller and wife Carlene, sister-in-law Marilyn Donovan and husband Bill, and numerous nieces, nephews and cherished friends.
The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the loving care Gaylord received while living his last few years at Brookdale Assisted Living in Corsicana. His doctors, nurses, the Brookdale staff, as well as the private sitters were dear to him.
Gaylord appreciated their help and kindness and would often tell them so. They are truly special people and we pray for God's blessings in their own lives.
As we reflect on the life of our dad, grandpa, and friend, we realize that just as Gaylord would say at the end of all of his prayers, he did indeed "lead the kind of life that Christ would have us live". We are comforted in knowing that Gaylord is now in the presence of the Lord, walking hand in hand with Dorothy.
Funeral services are pending at this time. A memorial service will be held at Westminster Presbyterian Church with graveside services to be held at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Family Services Association of Corsicana, the American Red Cross, or the Corsicana YMCA.

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Warren Julius Backes
abt 1930 - Aug 4, 2016

Warren Julius Backes, 86, of Powell passed away on Thursday, Aug.4, 2016 at Brookdale Assisted Living Center in Corsicana.
Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 at the Dallas Fort-Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.

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Walter Lewis Boyd
Nov 8, 1925 - Aug 13, 2016
 
Walter Lewis Boyd, 90, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016. He was born Nov. 8, 1925, to John Carlisle Boyd and Bertha Jane (Wilkinson) Boyd on the family farm in Eureka, Navarro County, Texas. He attended Mildred schools and graduated from Mildred High School in 1943.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army in September 1944. After basic training at Camp Hood, he was sent to the Pacific Campaign, where he was assigned to Company C, 382nd Battalion, 96th Infantry Division on Okinawa. He was wounded in action on May 21, 1945. He received the Purple Heart and Combat Infantry Badge. After recuperation, he reenlisted in January 1946, for one year, and served in the European Army of Occupation in Austria. He was discharged in Febuary 1947, with the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Walter married Brownilee Parker on May 31, 1947. They were blessed with the births of three sons: Parker in 1948, Mark in 1953, and Brett in 1957.
He began working on May 1, 1947, for DeWitt Clark Lumber Co. and Clark Transit Mix. Later he became Office manager of both firms, and in 1969, became co-owner of Clark Concrete Inc. In 1986, they negotiated sale of the corporation to an English firm, and Walter remained one year as manager, after which he retired at age of 62 on Dec. 31, 1987.
Walter and Brownie did extensive traveling during the ensuing years; traveling to all 50 states and four European tours, and celebrated their 50th Anniversary on an Alaskan cruise in May 1997.
He was a member of Northwest Waco Rotary Club for 44 years, serving as President in 1968, and was a Paul Harris Fellow.
Walter's hobbies included woodworking, genealogical research, and family gatherings. He held memberships in the Jamestown Society, Sons of American Revolution, Sons of the Republic of Texas, and life membership in the 96th Infantry Division Assn. He was a member of Western Heights Baptist Church.
Walter was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Brownilee on Mar. 2, 1999, and three brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by sons, Parker Boyd, son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Cindy Boyd, son and daughter-in-law, Brett and Debby Boyd, all of Waco. He is also survived by his grandchildren and their spouses, Alan and Karen Boyd of Waco, Alison and Tim Kutschera of Shahola, Penn., Amanda Bonovitch of Waco, Linden and Stephen Brewer of Houston and Lindsey and Kevin Glomb of Dallas. He had six great- grandchildren, Katie Kutschera, Jake Kutschera, Zach Kutschera, Nick Bonovitch, Tucker Brewer and Harper Glomb. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Robbie Floyd and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.
Walter and Brownie shared many blessings in life, our family believes that their most significant achievements were their roles as grandparents.
He will be lying in state at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016.
His graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16th at Oakwood Cemetery.

Mildred High School 1943
WWII Veteran - US ARMY - Purple Heart

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Carrie Evelyn (Carroll) Lowry
Dec. 8, 1902 - Aug. 25, 1924

Mrs. E. B. Lowry Died Here Today

Mrs. Evelyn Carroll Lowrey, wife of E. B. Lowrey of Thornton, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Carroll of Corsicana died this morning at the home of her parents, 310 South Sixteenth street, aged 21 years. The deceased was married eight weeks ago, and a week later was taken ill at her home in Thornton. Later she was brought to her childhood home, and died there after an illness of seven weeks. Surviving the deceased are her husband, her parents, a brother and two sisters. The deceased was loved by a large circle of friends and her death under the circumstances is one of peculiar sadness, and many friends sorrow sincerely and keenly with her loved ones in her untimely passing away.

The funeral will take place in the morning at 10:30 o’clock from the family home, 310 South Sixteenth street, and will be conducted by Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Following will be the pallbearers: Active—Jno. Howell, Talmage Vandiver, Harold Roberts, Theo. Brazelton, W. D. Shivers, Fullwood Boyd, Preston Sitton, Clarke Butler.

Honorary—Al Sowell, W. H. Hastings, Tom Spires, R. A. Caldwell, R. N. Elliott, Sam Butler, Chas. DeLafosse, J. E. Jarvis and S. J. Miles.

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Funeral Mrs. Lowrey Was Largely Attended.

The funeral of the late Mrs. E. B. Lowrey was largely attended this morning from the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Carroll, and there was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings. The death of the highly esteemed young woman is one of unspeakable sadness, and the loved ones have the sympathy of the entire community in their great sorrow.

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Corsicana Extends Sympathy.

All hearts go out in sympathy to the bereaved ones in the untimely passing of Mrs. Evelyn Carroll Lowry. The recent bride of Mr. E. B. Lowery and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Carroll, who died yesterday morning at the residence of her parents at 310 South Sixteenth street, the funeral taking place this morning from the home attended by a large circle of friends admidst a profusion of flowers and deepest heartfelt sympathy.

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The passing of Mrs. E. B. Lowery Jr.

The passing of Evelyn Carroll Lowery, wife of Mr. E. B. Lowery Jr. of Thornton, was one of the saddest deaths Corsicana has had in many years, as she had been a bride of only eight weeks, seven of which were spent in serious illness. Mrs. Lowery was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Carroll and had lived here practically all her life. She had been very active in social and church work and was noted for her modesty and companionship, possessing a spirit of ready understanding and sharing with her loved ones and friends their joys and sorrows alike. Already she is greatly missed in the young people’s work in the First Baptist church of which she was a faithful member and an unselfish and untiring worker.

On June 21st she was happily married and went immediately to Thornton to make her home. In just one week she was stricken and died August 25th in Corsicana at the home of her parents of double pneumonia and other complications. Her remains were laid to rest amid a wealth of beautiful flowers Tuesday morning, August 25, 10:30 o’clock, at Oakwood cemetery, surrounded by a large concourse of sorrowing friends.

Mrs. Lowery is survived by her young husband, father, brother, two sisters, her maternal grandfather, B. K. Duncan and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Out-of-town relatives and friends were: Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Carroll, Caldwell; Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Lowery, Sr. and Mrs. Hilton, Kosse; Mrs. W. H. Hord, Hubbard; Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Rankin and daughter Margaret, Mr. Ned Rankin, Mr. W. E. Rankin, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Duncan and daughters, Iowa Park; Mrs. Rogers, Miss Hazel Rogers and Mrs. Hines of Groesbeck.

Active pallbearers were her three boy cousins, Ned, Charles and Willie Earl Rankin, and five co-workers in the B. Y. P. U. of the First Baptist church, J. R. Howell, John Howell, Earl Boyd, Talmadge Vandiver and Harold Roberts.

Rev. E. P. Kennery, pastor of the church, held impressive services at the home of her parents, 310 South Sixteenth Street.

CONTRIBUTED.

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Eva Finch (Duncan) Carroll
May 30, 1879 - Aug 22, 1972

Mrs. Carroll

Services were to be at 3 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. D. (Eva) Carroll, 93, former Corsicana resident who died Tuesday in Austin. Rev. Robert Potts will officiate and burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Earl Boyd, Fullwood Boyd, W. E. Rankin, H. C. Maxwell, Clifton Smith, and H. R. McCandless.

Survivors include a son, Douglas Carroll of Baytown; two daughters, Mrs. F. W. Schmidt and Mrs. Walter Baker, both of Austin; and several nieces and nephews.

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Mrs. Carroll

Services were at 3 p.m. Thursday at Griffin Funeral Chapel for Mrs. J. D. (Eva) Carroll, 93, former Corsicana resident who died Tuesday in Austin. Rev. Robert J. Potts officiated, and burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors include a son, two daughters and several nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 25, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Douglas Carroll married Jan. 15, 1902; d/o Benjamin O’Kelly Duncan and Edna Laodicea (Sharp) Duncan

Katherine (Keys) Johnston
May 11, 1844 - Aug 6, 1924

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSED AWAY NOON TODAY

Miss Catherine Johnston, aged 82 years, died at the home of her niece Miss Berta Blackmon, 11 41 West Collin street, at noon today and the funeral will take place from residences Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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Irene (Kyle) Gross
Aug. 29, 1891 - Oct. 4, 1924

DALLAS WOMAN IS FOUND DEAD LATE SATURDAY IN CAR

WAS WIFE OF ROGER W. GROSS CORSICNA OIL MAN---FUNERAL TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Gross, 30, wife of Roger W. Gross age about 38, who was found dead in an automobile with a a bullet wound in her heart early Saturday night, were held at the Gross home, 1212 Annex avenue, Dallas, at 4 o’clock Monday afternoon.

Gross, who has been working in Corsicana for the past eighteen months with the Humble Oil and Refining Company’s gasoline sales department, left for his home on the 4:50 o’clock interurban car Saturday afternoon to be notified by officers an hour or so after his arrival that a woman had been found dead in his automobile.

Gross went to the Weiland Undertaking parlors and there identified the woman as his wife. He had not seen her since last Monday morning when he returned to Corsicana for his work. The man always went home to spend Sunday.

The woman was found crumpled over on the steering wheel while the car was parked 200 yards off the Hutchins pike. Two farmers in passing discovered the car and the woman dead. They immediately notified a neighbor and the three went to a roadside grocery and the Dallas county officers notified. Officers came and drove the car with the body into town and called at the Gross home. They found Gross listening over the radio when they knocked. He said, “Come in , Irene,” thinking it to be his wife returning from town.

Mrs. Gross had left home early in the afternoon and had gone to her mother’s Mrs. D. K. Kyle, 3540 South Harwood street. She was last seen alive by relatives about 5 o’clock when she left Mrs. Fisher’s. while there she hung a new window shade and it is said a pistol lying on a table near the window had disappeared, and the one found in the death car corresponded with it.

There was found in the car a satchel and a purse which contained a few dollars in money. A wedding ring was on the left hand engraves “From Roger to Irene, 7-15-17.”

Mrs. Gross was expected home in the early evening with groceries for the Sunday dinner.

Gross has been connected with the Humble sales services for the past five or six years. He was for a time located at Sour Lake, Ranger, Breckenridge, Dallas and came here with A. D. Gwynne to open the Humble gasoline sales office on East Fifth avenue some time after the big oil fields opened in this county. He is well known in oil circles here. Several friends went from here to attend the funeral.

His wife was born at Elgin, Texas. She is survived by her husband, her mother, two brothers, Ray Kyle, Parlier Cal., and D. P. Lane, Elgin, Texas, and a sister, Mrs. Elma Fisher, Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 6, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Tx.
  • w/o Roger William Gross married Jul. 15, 1917 d/o A. R. Kyle & Darthula Kathaleen (Moore) Kyle

Troy Wade Herod
May 28, 1892 - Oct. 27, 1918

IN MEMORIAM

In memory of our dear brother, Troy W. Herod, who died in the service, Sunday, October 27, 1918. He left his home in good health,
He looked so dear and brave
We little thought how soon
He’d be laid in a soldier’s grave.

They tell us that the prettiest of all
The Stars is the Gold Star.
There are not so many as there are
Of the Blue and Silver,
And they are worn more often on black
Than any other—they call it mourning.
But as we look at this star of gold,
We are so glad that they are not all gold,
And as we kiss it, we can but wish
It would speak and tell us
Of our brave brother who has gone
But all it can do is shine, shine, shine.
So the flag waves on, whispering
The war tales of old.
The star that was blue when he went away
Has changed to a star of gold.

Oh, how we wish he might have lived
To see the battle won,
And our hearts are sad, but we are glad,
That this brave boy was our son.

MRS. F. C. LESLIE,
MISS SNODA HEROD.

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Mable “Mittie” (Jordan) Guinn
Jul. 10, 1905 - Aug. 20, 1925

MOTHER OF VICTIM LOCAL AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT TALKS

PLEADS FOR MONEY SUFFICIENT SAVE DAUGHTER FROM POTTERS FIELD

“Chewing Gum Johnnie,” the 16-year-old son of Mrs. Margaret Jordan, placed his arm around his mother reassuringly and said “Everything will be allright, Mama.”

Mrs. Jordan and the boy, who has been crippled since infancy were at the office of Chief Probation Officer, J. W. Mills on the third floor of the court house, Saturday morning, when she learned that the county could not have the body of her daughter, Mabel Jordan Guinn, brought back to Houston without having the burial in the potters’ field.

The daughter was killed in an automobile accident at Corsicana Thursday night. She was the wife of Lawrence Guinn, now serving a term in the penitentiary, and escaped from officers a few weeks ago after she was taken in charge on a charge of auto theft.

The mother and son are anxious for “Mittie” to be given a Christian burial in one of the cemeteries maintained by the general public.

“I wish the newspapers would quit mentioning my daughter’s trouble in the courts,” Mrs. Jordan said, weeping bitterly. “To me she was as good a girl as ever lived in this world. We have always helped her to get a business education she helped me every week of the world. She was making all the payments on ou little home in West End.

Wanted to Get Away.
“Yes, Mittie got into trouble. Her husband will tell you who is responsible. But she was decent and she was loyal to her husband and to me. The officers “ding-donged” her until she made up her mind to get away from it all. The car she had when the officers were after her the last time was loaned to her, and she could prove it.”

Mrs. Jordan declared that never a week passed but that Mabel sent her enough money to take care of the payments on the home. “My boy and I have been selling enough chewing gum and candy to make ends meet and we have looked to Mittle for the rest.” The little home at 5612 Carl street is only half paid for.

The mother wept bitterly when she received a telegram Saturday morning from Corsicana that the clothes and personal belongings are being held by officers for investigation.

“Mittie” is dead now, and why do they want to keep on making trouble? Oh, I wish I could go up there and see about it.”

Mrs. Jordan composed herself again to tell of the last letter from “Mittie.” She wrote me a sweet letter. She said, ‘Don’t worry, Mama, I’ll pay the place out, and then I’ll come back home and stay with you. I’m being a good girl.’ Tears welled again in the mother’s eyes.

Wants Her Child’s Body.
The mother thought of the banks and business houses on lower Main Street where she sold chewing gum and candy. “Maybe they’ll help me get my daughter’s body back home and give her a decent burial she said.

The older son of Mrs. Jordan, Joe Jordan, a brakeman, has not yet been located. “Joe gets his mail general delivery at Shreveport,” she said. “I don’t know what railroad he works for. I sent him a telegram, but I don’t know if he got it. Joe has got a family of his own and can’t help much, but I want him to know of Mittie’s death.

Persons who desire to contribute something toward the funeral expenses of Mabel Jordan Guinn may send donations to the Burgess-Whisenant Company, undertakers, who have offered their services in handling of the Jordan funeral.

---Houston Chronicle.

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MABEL GUINN LAID TO REST MONDAY; BURIAL FUND $14

The body of Mabel Jordan Guinn , 20, who was killed in an automobile accident at Corsicana Thursday, was laid to rest Monday morning in a neat grave at Forest Park Cemetery. Many beautiful wreaths of flowers were stacked about the mound of earth by friends of the girl.

Among those attending the services, which were held at the home of the mother, Mrs. Joe Jordan, 5612 Carl street, were several law enforcement officials, whose presence indicated that they forgave the girl for all past clashes.

“There was lots of good in her” Ira Nix, investigator for the district attorney said. “It was a case of bad company and lack of the right kind of help, when she needed it most.”

The fund to pay for the burial totaled $14 Monday. About $186 remains to be contributed. Mrs. Jordan is penniless. The Burgess Whisenant Undertaking Company handled the funeral and those wishing to donate may send checks to this company.

The first to contribute to the burial fund was Mr. Nix who gave $5. Other district attorney officials donating were R. W. Adams, Jr., $5; D. P. Johnson, $2, and T. A. Evans, $1. One other donation of $1 has been made.—Houston Chronicle.

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Johnnie Lucille (Stewart) Torrey
Dec 9, 1896 - Aug 5, 1959

Mrs. L. B. Torrey Dies In Dallas

Mrs. L. B. Torrey, daughter of Mrs. John Stewart of Corsicana and the late John Stewart, one-time sheriff of Navarro county, died at her home, 5706 Anita Street, Dallas, at 4:15 p.m. Wednesday. She was a native of Navarro county.

She is also survived by her husband, L. B. Torrey of the Dallas address, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Saint Matthews Cathedral in Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 6, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Louis Blaylock Torrey d/o John W. Stewart and Willie (Bass) Stewart buried in Oakwood, Corsicana, Tx.
  • Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Tx.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Torrey

Funeral services for Mrs. L. B. Torrey, the former Johnnie Lucille Stewart of Corsicana, who died at her home in Dallas Wednesday afternoon, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday from St. Matthews Cathedral in Dallas. The rites will be conducted by Bishop John M. Harte. Burial will be in Grove Hill Memorial Park.

Surviving are her husband of Dallas, Mothe Mrs. John W. Stewart, Corsicana, and other relatives. Her father, the late John W. Stewart was a former sheriff of Navarro county.

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John Johnson
Jun 4, 1872 - Jun 5, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FROST RESIDENT

Special to the Sun.
Frost, June 7.—John Johnson, age 54 years, died at his home near here Saturday night at 8:15 and funeral services were held Monday afternoon with interment in the Richland cemetery. The I. O. O. F. Lodge had charge of the services. Mr. Johnson is survived by his wife, three sons, one daughter and his mother.

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Kelly Paul Russell
Sept 30, 1958 - Aug 31, 2016

Kelly Russell, 57, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016, at Providence Medical Center in Waco.
He was born in Fort Worth on Sept. 30, 1958, but grew up in Blooming Grove. Kelly graduated from Blooming Grove High School with the class of
1977
and attended Sul Ross College on a football scholarship where he played quarterback and safety.
He married Teresa Baker on Oct. 10, 1981 and shared over 34 years of marriage together.
Kelly worked as a long haul truck driver and later drove for Stallion in Dew. He was currently driving trucks for Basic Energy in Teague. Kelly loved sports all of his life and was talented when he competed in his youth. He was a huge Texas Rangers fan and he loved his three horses and his dog, Stormy.
Kelly was a Christian and was saved at the First Methodist Church in Blooming Grove.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Russell and his maternal grandparents, Norman and Lucy Brister.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Russell of Buffalo; one daughter, Katie Russell of Fairfield; one son, James Russell of Dallas; his mother, Peggy Russell of Purdon; two sisters, Jamye Putman and husband Jimmy of Purdon and Janith McManus and husband Dale of Telico; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tommy and Gerrie Baker; one sister-in-law, Sheree Wood and husband Charles all of Buffalo. Along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
There will be no memorial services.
Bowers Funeral Home.

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Sheila Arlene (Massey) Howell
Dec 11, 1952 - Aug 31, 2016
 

Sheila Howell, age 63, of Gatesville passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. She was born on Dec. 11, 1952 in Houston to Earl Massey and Mary Morris Massey.
She attended school in Corsicana, graduating from Corsicana High School.
Sheila went on to work at T.D.C.J. in Gatesville for over 10 years. She was a loving daughter, mother, and grandmother. Sheila would light up every room she entered and never met a stranger.
"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever" Psalm 23.
She was preceded in death by her father and son, Jody Lynn Radke.
Sheila is survived by her son, Daniel Allen; mother, Mary Barker; sisters, Janis Elaine Myers and Pamela Massey Knox; brothers, Jackie Guy Massey and James William Yarber and grandchildren, Jade Radke and Christopher Radke.
A memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept.3, 2016 at Oasis Worship Center, 608 E. Leon in Gatesville.
Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home in Gatesville.

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Robert Witherspoon Miles
Oct 23, 1943 - Aug 31, 2016
 

Robert Witherspoon Miles of Chatfield was born on Oct. 23, 1943 and passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016. Robert was the only son of Sherman Allan Miles and Judith Witherspoon Miles. He attended Corsicana schools and the University of Texas.
He was very content living on the ranch, sitting on the porch drinking a Dr. Pepper while holding hands with his wife, Toni and their many critters. Giving thanks for blessings and sweet prayers for raising good cattle all L2 breeding.
Robert loved and was loved by many, he found joy seeing his son, BJ grow into a magnificent man and adding a special daughter-in-law, Allyson to the family. He got a kick out of having his granddaughter, Keltyn Grace put make up on him and fixing his hair with bows and barrettes. Seeing the next generation of a real deal cowboy in Carter Joseph, his amazing grandson was a treat. He Loved Billy, Laura, Shelby, Jesse and Amy as his own and adored his amazing four border collies, Friday, Kate, Blue and the oh so special Pearl. They miss him dearly.
Robert enjoyed rodeos, cattle events, talking with Pam Goodman, Robert Wiliams, John Newburn and Jerry Davis and going to concerts. He loved going to the Caribbean Islands and the "Catholic Islands," eating good food and cruises with Bill and Lolly and Mary And Terry.
Roberts life has been completely by his own design. He lived his life his way "full tilt boogey," no explanation and no apologies. Just much forgiveness and much love. "Far out."
He is survived by his wife Toni Miles; son Brian Joseph Arnold and wife Allyson; grandchildren Keltyn and Carter and his best buddy, Pam Goodman.
His parents and sister, Mary Miles Lakin, predeceased him.
A celebration of his life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at the Cowboy Church of Corsicana, 5864 W. Hwy. 31.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Friends of the Animals. P.O. Box 5455 Maybank Tx, 75147.
or Chatfield Water Scholarship Program, 106 Carr St. Powell Tx., 75153
or Kenneth Lewis JBBA Scholarship program, 4569 CR 2602 Canton, Tx, 75103.

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Donald "Don" Smirl
Jan 29, 1949 - Aug 31, 2016

Don Smirl, loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather 67, of Corsicana passed away Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital. Don was born Jan. 29, 1949 in Dallas to Leon and Eddie (Dennis) Smirl.
Don proudly served his country in the United States Marines, serving
during the Vietnam War and later served as the Post Commander of the Corsicana VFW. After serving his country, Don graduated from Texas A&M University - Commerce.
Upon graduating Don began teaching at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite. Through the years he taught Biology, Microbiology, Anatomy and
Physiology, Botany and Geology.
After leaving his teaching career Don started a new chapter in life as a Health and Safety Officer for the City of Mesquite and later for Navarro
County and the City of Corsicana. Don was an avid hunter and fisherman and mentored numerous children and introduced them to his love of the
outdoors.
Don is survived by his son, Cody Smirl and wife Julie of Liberty Hill; daughters, Morgan Smirl of Corsicana, Melissa Huffman of Austin and Denise Smirl of Florida; granddaughters Hannah Smirl of Liberty Hill, Emily Smirl of Liberty Hill, Drea Brady of Corsicana, grandsons, Jeromy Massey of Nebraska, Travis Huffman of Texas; great grandson, Trace Williams of Cedar Park, Zane Ward of Cedar Park; great granddaughter, Braelynn Huffman of Cedar Park; mother of his children Charlotte Williams of Cedar Park and Julie Smirl of Grapeland, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Moe Smirl, sisters Oleta and Alice.
A time of family and friends visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brent Thompson Navarro County Fallen Officer's Fund, c/o Sam Thompson 2115 W. 4th Avenue, Corsicana, Texas 75110 in Don's memory.

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James Newton Jones
1936 - Sept 7, 2016

James Newton Jones, 83, also known as the "Dr Pepper Man" passed away from cancer on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016.
Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
 

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Otto P. Lowry, Sr.
Aug. 2, 1867 - May 4, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON MONDAY FOR O. P. LOWRY

Funeral services for O. P. Lowry, aged 88 years, retired grocer, who died at the family home, 720 South Fifteenth street, Saturday at noon, were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church. Corsicana Lodge No. 63, IOOF had charge of the rites at the grave. He was a native of Tennessee, but had resided in Corsicana more than 50 years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Scott Lowry, Corsicana, and Henry R. Lowry, Beaumont; two daughters, Mrs. S. Z. Burks, Midland, and Mrs. Minnie Dorroh, Houston; a sister, Miss Lizzie Lowry, Tyler; 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, John C. Hughes, Harry Miller, E. C. Sears, Sid Story and F. C. Paul.

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Anna (Scott) Lowry
Feb 17, 1870 - Nov 9, 1954

Mrs. O. P. Lowry Dies Tuesday In Navarro Clinic

Mrs. O. P. Lowry, 84, long-time resident of Corsicana, died shortly before noon Tuesday in the Navarro Clinic after a short illness.

Funeral arrangements were not completed at press time.

Mrs. Lowry was a member of the First Baptist Church, American Legion Auxillary and United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors include two sons, Henry R. Lowry of Wichita, Kan., and A. Scott Lowry of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Minnie Dorrah of Houston and Mrs. Zeb Burke of Midland; two sisters, Mrs. Marion Martin of Corsicana and Mrs. J. A. Scott of Wortham; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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Mrs. O. P. Lowry, 84, long-time Corsicana resident, who died Tuesday morning at the Navarro Clinic following an extended illness, will be held from the Griffin Chapel Thursday at 10 a. m.

The services will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Lamoin Champ, education director of the church.

A native of Alabama, Mrs. Lowry had resided in Texas most of her life.

She was an active member of the First Baptist church, American Legion Auxiliary, the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Surviving are two sons, Henry R. Lowry, Wichita, Kan., and A. Scott Lowry, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. Minnie Dorrah, Houston and Mrs. Zeb Burke, Midland; seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marion Martin, Corsicana; a brother, J. A. Scott, Wortham, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be N. Suttle Roberts, James King, E. C. Sears, Paul Moore, Roy Bristow, R. L. Sims, Hood Cheney and Joel C. Trimble.

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Thursday Rites For Mrs. Lowry

Funeral services for Mrs. O. P. Lowry, 84, were held Thursday at 10 a.m. from the Griffin chapel.

The rites were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Lamoin Champ, education director.

Mrs. Lowry, a long-time Corsicana resident, died Tuesday morning in the Navarro Clinic. She had been in ill health for several months.

She was an active member of the First Baptist church, American Legion Auxiliary and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Surviving are two sons, Henry R. Lowry, Wichita, Kan., and A. Scott Lowry, Corsicana; two step-daughters, Mrs. Minnie Dorrah, Houston, and Mrs. Zeb Burke, Midland; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Marion Martin, Corsicana; a brother, J. A. Scott, Wortham, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were N. Suttle Roberts, James King, E. C. Sears, Paul Moore, Roy Bristow, R. L. Sims, Hood Cheney and Joel C. Trimble.

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Veta Merle Wilson, Baby
May 22, 1924 - Oct 30, 1924

Little Child Died Early Hour Today

Veta Merle Wilson, six-months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Wilson, died at the home, 521 North Fourteenth street this morning at 6:30 o’clock and the funeral will take place Friday morning at 10 o’clock from the home of Dr. P. S. Russell, 420 West Second avenue, with Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church, conducting the service. Burial will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Wilson is employed in the oil field.

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Hattalena Swisher
Mar 1, 1923 - Jan 1, 1924

Lost Infant Daughter

The 9-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Swisher, 2205 West Fourth avenue, died yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon.

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J. H. Berry
Feb 3, 1869 - Jan 29, 1924

EFFORT TO LOCATE RELATIVES OF MAN IN COUNTY HOSPITAL

UNABLE TO GIVE ANY INFORMATION CONCERNING WIFE’S WHEREABOUTS

J. H. Berry, aged about 55, today lies in the County Hospital grapping with death. He is alone from relatives, and due to his serious illness is unable to give a definite account of his wife, children, brothers or sisters. While suffering from a blow on the head mistakenly inflicted in the oil fields the man has contracted pneumonia and is not expected to live. He is now of irrational mind, the doctors say, and an endeavor is being made to get word to his relatives.

Berry is said to have a brother, A. J. Berry, living near the little town of Homing in Cook county, and also has a daughter living in the same county. This is the only information he has been able to give out concerning his relatives since confinement in the hospital. A postal money order he is said to have recently sent his wife at some address in Houston has been returned unclaimed.

Berry has a tent hotel in the oil fields and is not without money. For a number of years he conducted a grocery business at Goose Creek. Efforts so far to locate his relatives have been unavailing.

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J. H. BERRY DIED AT HOSPITAL TUESDAY; BROTHER EXPECTED

J. H. Berry, 55, died at the County Hospital late Tuesday, following a brief illness of pneumonia. The body is held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors pending the arrival of relatives.

A. J. Berry, brother of the deceased is expected in Corsicana late today from Pilot Point.

Mr. Berry recently operated a ten hotel in the oil fields, coming here from Goose Creek where he was engaged for a number of years in retail grocery business.

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Vernon H. Rogers
Jun 9, 1915 – Jan 12, 1924

Vernon Rogers Buried Sunday.

Vernon Rogers, the eight year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Rogers who passed away Saturday afternoon between four and five o’clock following an attack of the measles which developed into double pneumonia.

Vernon, though yet so young in years, was unusually gifted along musical lines as well as being exceptionally bright in his studies at school. The past two years he had been a pupil of Mrs. Alice Blair Gauntt and won the medal at the close of the term last year. He was chosen to play on the “Boys Program” as a musical given at the close of school by Miss Marie Waltman, in which boys from the various music teachers played.

The funeral took place at the family residence Sunday afternoon at three o’clock, Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr. officiating, assisted by Rev. R. Girard Lowe, who won this little fellow’s heart by his kind words and advice, when he presented the music medal to him last year. Beautiful and appropriate songs were sung by members of the Methodist choir, and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers have the heartfelt sympathy of their Corsicana friends and acquaintances in their great sorrow.

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Hazel Alice Brown
Died Jan. 4, 1924

Death of Infant Daughter.

Hazel Alice, infant, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Brown, died at the family home, 824 South Sixteenth street last night.

The funeral took place at 10:30 this morning from the home, with interment in Oakwood, and Rev. C. G. Vincent officiating.

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Melvin Tomlin
Oct 4, 1843 - Dec 24, 1924

M. Tomlin Dead: Buried Thursday

Milton Tomlin, aged 81 years, well known Corsicana transfer man, died at his home early Christmas morning and the funeral took place Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. He is survived by his wife and several children.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 26, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Elizabeth (Harrington) Tomlin 2nd wife Martha Luiza (Epps) Bodine-Tomlin s/o Major Tomlin and Elizabeth (Browne) Tomlin
  • (death certificate and obit say Milton—monument says Melvin)

INFANT GIRL Boatman
Dec. 23, 1924 - Dec. 25, 1924

Lose Infant Daughter,

Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Boatman, 618 South Fourteenth street, have the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends over the loss of their infant daughter on Christmas Eve, who was buried Christmas Day in Oakwood cemetery. Their precious little one was only with them 24 hours, but had crept into their hearts and its loss will be hard to bear for a long time.

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Ira Y. Wilson
1877 - Aug. 15, 1924

Funeral Services For Bud Wilson

Ira Y (Bud) Wilson, aged 47 years, died Friday in Waco and the funeral services will be held this afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived here from Waco and the funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. George W. Walton, two miles northeast of Corsicana, sister of the deceased. The funeral services will be held by Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ. The deceased was single.

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Mary Alice (Wilson) Walton
Oct 15, 1873 - May 14, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WALTON

WELL KNOWN CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY LATE SATURDAY P.M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Walton, aged 63 years, wife of George W. Walton, Navarro county Democratic chairman, who died at the family home two miles east of Corsicana Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock following several months of ill health were held at the family home Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver and Rev. Joe Patterson, pastor and assistant pastor, respectively, of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Walton was a native of Navarro county, being the daughter of W. T. and Sarah Jane Wilson. She was born in Petty’s Chapel community, October 15, 1873. She was married to George W. Walton, Feb. 12, 1891.

Surviving are her husband, ten living children, Clark Walton, Dallas; Jim Walton, Corsicana; Wesley Walton, Corsicana; George Walton, Jr., Dallas; Miller Walton, Corsicana; Robert Walton, Dallas; Lonnie Walton, Corsicana; Miss Hattie Alice Walton, Corsicana; Miss Minnie Pearl Walton, Corsicana; Preston Walton, Corsicana. Two children had preceded her in death, Miss Letha Walton, and an infant daughter, Janie Walton; one brother Callie Wilson, Louisiana; two brothers, deceased, Alonzo and Ira Wilson.

Active pallbearers were Frank Wilson, W. S. Barnes, John C. Hughes, E. R. (Mose) Wells, LeRoy McAfee, Roe Palmer.

Honorary pallbearers were Walter Hayes, C. C. Walton, Walter Seelig, Harold Blankenship, Cecil Gans, C. C. Albritton, J. H. Woods, Hawk Deckard.

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In Memory of Mrs. George Walton.

On the afternoon of May 14, 1927, the Death Angel visited the home of Mr. Walton and family taking from him his dear companion and their sweet mother, leaving their home so sad and lonely. She had been in bad health for a number of years but bore her suffering and ill health with patience, smiles and a sweet, jolly disposition, always carrying rays of sunshine wherever she went, if not feeling too bad. She was a true Christian, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need or trouble; so sympathetic, often expressing sympathy for her husband whom she thought was working too hard. She loved her quiet, country home, and there is where her affections were centered with her large family. But alas! The Reaper came one eve and took her away “to that home where changes never come; no pain, no sorrow, toil or care.” Yes, ‘tis a bright and blessed home, who would not fain, be resting there. I often look at the old home on the hill where she spent so many happy days, and shed a tear of sadness, wishing I could see her coming again. But, alas! Those days are past; only sweet memories linger near.

“Another one from us has gone,
Her precious voice is still;
Her vacant rocker in the corner sits,
But never can be filled.

She was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery beneath a beautiful mound of flowers and silently sleeping by the side of her daughter whom had gone before.

ONE WHO LOVED HER.

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Lee B. Mahoney
Jan 27, 1902 - Dec 23, 1965

L B Mahoney's Funeral Held

Corsicana - Funeral services for Lee B Mahoney, 63, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. in Corley Chapel here, burial in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Mr. Mahoney died in a local hospital Thursday morning.

Surviving are his wife and a son, William F Mahoney, both of Route 2, Corsicana' five daughters, Mrs. O J Higgins of Fort Worth, Mrs. Bobby Brown of Dallas, Mrs. J M Burns of Stephenville, Mrs. Joe Ivie of Fort Worth, and Miss Madge Ward of Corsicana; eight grandchildren; a brother, Clyde Mahoney, and a sister, Mrs. Allie Jackson, both of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • Lee B. Mahoney was one of eight children born to Charles James Mahoney & Lola Ann Blair Mahoney. Lee B, Loid C, & Lenis D Mahoney were triplets. Lee married Mary Lucille Baggett Stockman on 26 Mar 1921. Lee married Retha Iona Follis on 17 Sep 1949.
  • Waco News-Tribune - Dec 28, 1965

Allie Mae (Mahoney) Jackson
Feb 12, 1895 - Aug 12, 1970

Mrs. Jackson Services Set

Mrs. Allie Mae Jackson, 75, died Wednesday in Navarro County Memorial Hospital. A native of Hill County, she had lived in Corsicana for the past 30 years.

J. C. Mahoney and Wayne Mahoney will conduct funeral services at 4 p.m. Friday in Corley Chapel. Graveside services will follow in Pursley Cemetery. She is survived by five sons, T. W. Jackson of Nederland, H. E. Jackson of Corsicana, G. C. Jackson of Dallas, J. C. Jackson of Corsicana and B. H. Jackson of Garland; two daughters, Mrs. Lola DeMoss of Corsicana and Mrs. Barbara Harris of Dallas; 26 grandchildren and 18 greatgrandchildren.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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