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William Franklin Morris
Oct. 26, 1866 - Jul. 25, 1956

Thursday Rites for W. F. Morris

Funeral services for W. F. Morris, 90, retired merchant and former election judge for Precinct 1, were held Thursday at 2:30 p. m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Ponder, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church, and Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Morris died at his home, 506 East Eleventh Avenue, Tuesday night following a stroke Saturday.

A native of Arkansas, he had resided here more than 50 years. Prior to entering the grocery business, he was employed by an ice concern and a railroad. Failing eyesight a number of years ago necessitated his retirement from the store business and his resignation as election judge.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; four sons, J. L. Morris, Bryan; B. A. Morris, Dallas; M. R. and W. A. Morris, both of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Spaith, Palestine, and Mrs. Lucille Thorp, Houston; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, George and Henry Morris, Arkansas; three sisters, Mrs. Carrie White and Mrs. Babe Rogers, both of Arkansas, and Mrs. Ora Butcher, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Oscar Burns, Edgar Jordan, John Stubbs, Bob Renfro, Bill Ewing and Malcolm Smith.

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Nancy Jane “Jennie” (Moreland) Morris
Mar 8, 1869 - Oct 15, 1962

Hold Services For Mrs. Morris

Funeral services for Mrs. W. F. Morris, 93, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jim Gayle, pastor of the Calvary Baptist church.

Mrs. Morris, a native of Oxford, Miss., died in Twilight Home early Monday. She had resided in Corsicana 53 years and was a Baptist since early childhood.

Surviving are four sons, M. R. and W. A. Morris, both of Corsicana; Jess Morris, Bryan, and Ben Morris, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Lucile Thorpe, San Antonio; 13 grandchildren, including Jimmy Morris, county attorney; 13 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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John Alexander Rogers
Jun 17, 1887 - May 21, 1947

RITES ARE PLANNED SATURDAY AT 2 P.M. FOR JOHN A. ROGERS

Funeral services for John Alexander Rogers, aged 59, who died at 6:15 a. m. Wednesday at his residence, 919 South Twenty-eight street will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the Corley Funeral Home chapel.

Claude A. Guild, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, will conduct the rites. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors are a son, David C. Rogers, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Morris, Corsicana; Mrs. Julian Warren, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. N. R. Nissen, Long Beach, Calif.; a brother, G. C. Rogers, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. B. F. Hanson, Corsicana; Mrs. Florence Brown, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Angie Jones, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 23, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Dollie Ann (Womack) Rogers-Ewing Married Dec. 31, 1915 (Divorced) s/o William A. Rogers and Margaret Elizabeth “Mattie” (Huff) Rogers

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOHN A. ROGERS SATURDAY AT 2 P.M.

Funeral services for John Alexander Rogers, age 59, who died early Wednesday at his residence, 919 South Twenty-eighth street, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Funeral Home chapel.

Survivors are a son, David C. Rogers, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Morris, Corsicana; Mrs. Julian Warren, San Francisco, Calif., and Mrs. N. R. Nissen, Long Beach, Calif.; a brother, G. C. Rogers, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. B. F. Hanson, Corsicana; Mrs. Florence Brown, Little Rock, Ark., and Mrs. Angie Jones, Oklahoma City, Okla.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Dollie Ann (Womack) Rogers-Ewing
Nov 26, 1898 - Nov 26, 1970

Ewing Rites Set Saturday

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. in the chapel of Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Bill Ewing, age 72, who died Thursday at the Mel-Haven Convalescent Home. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. She was a native of Houston County and a resident of Corsicana for 54 years.

Survivors include a son, D. C. Rogers of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. A. Morris of Corsicana and Mrs. Julian Warren and Mrs. M. R. Nissen, both of Carson City, Nev.; a sister, Mrs. Frankie Rogers of Houston; two brothers, Hal Womack of Weches, Tex.; seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 27, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Alexander Rogers married Dec. 31, 1915 2nd husband George William “Bill” Ewing d/o John George Womack and Frances Elizabeth (Bobbitt) Womack buried in Weches Cemetery, Grapeland, Texas

George William “Bill” Ewing
Jun 6, 1895 - Jun 24, 1963

George Ewing Dies Monday In VA Hospital

George W. (Bill) Ewing, 68, retired merchant, 607 West Second Avenue, World 1 veteran, died in the BA Hospital at Lisbon early Monday morning. He was a native of Kaufman county.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Billy Joe Ewing, Albuquerque, N. M., and D. C. Rogers, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Morris, Corsicana; Mrs. Julian Warren, Tahoe City, Calif., and Mrs. M. R. Nissen, Lakewood, Calif.; two brothers, G. E. Ewing, Waco and Frank Ewing, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alma Womack, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

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George Ewing Rites Tuesday

Final rites for George W. (Bill) Ewing, 68, of 607 West Second Avenue, who died in the Lisbon VA hospital early Monday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

A native of Van Zandt county, Ewing was a retired merchant and a veteran of World War 1.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Billy Joe Ewing, Albuquerque, N. M., and D. C. Rogers, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Lois Morris, Corsicana; Mrs. Julian Warren, Tahoe City, Calif., and Mrs. M. R. Nissen, Lakewood, Calif.; two brothers, G. E. Ewing, Waco and Frank Ewing, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alma Womack, Corsicana; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eddie Garrison, Virgil Polk, Raymond Gunter, Rollin Harris, Maco Stewart, B. C. Nesmith, E. W. Tinkle and Frank Stanley.

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Leah Lillian (Marshall) Weaver
May 1850 - Feb. 28, 1924

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WEAVER AT RESIDENCE DAUGHTER

Funeral services for Mrs. J. M. Weaver were held at 2 o’clock this afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. R. Petty, at 1111 West Collin street and were conducted by Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for many years and had a host of friends who were grieved at her passing.

She is survived by five sons, C. O. Weaver of Dawson, J. E. Weaver of Mexia; Hugh, Clem and Lewis of Corsicana, one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Weeks of Corbet and one brother J. L. Marshall of Corsicana.

The funeral was largely attended and the beautiful floral offerings attested the esteem in which she was held by those who knew her.

The five sons and J. R. Petty, son-in-law were the active pall-bearers. The following were honorary pallbearers:

Dr. B. F. Houston, Dr. Trim Houston, Mit Sowell, J. A. Sowell, Dr. T. A. Miller, H. R. Harrison, J. O. Morgan, W. H. Warren, Dr. I. N. Suttle, D. K. McCammon, W. W. Ballew, H. C. Ballew, H. R. Stewart, W. L. Tubbs, B. B. Munsey, C. C. Sands, Jno. T. Wilkes, M. L. Barry, W. M. Wilson, A. G. Elliott, Jack Castle, J. M. Dyer, T. L. Scruggs, Sydeny Marks, Robert Jarett, Ralph Costa, Neil Johnson, J. T. Jackson, W. J. Weeks, Richard Mays, Geo. E. Jester, Lynn Davis, C. L. Jester, E. M. Polk, B. L. Sanders.

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Mrs. Weaver Laid to Rest.

The last mortal remains of Mrs. J. M. Weaver were laid to rest Friday afternoon in Oakwood. The funeral took place at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Petty at two o’clock conducted by Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ of which she was a faithful member for many years.

The lovely and numerous floral offerings attested the love and esteem in which Mrs. Weaver was held in her home town. Beautiful and appropriate songs were sung by Mesdames C. G. Vincent, Al Sowell, Miss Alvarie Layton and Messrs. Roy and Lexie Layton. At the conclusion of the service, her five sons, and Mr. J. R. Petty a son-in-law, acted as pallbearers, bore the body of their loving mother’s to the hearse. Funeral services were concluded at the grave amid a throng of friends and loved ones.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 1, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Joshua Melvin “JM” Weaver; d/o Joseph Taylor Marshall & Elvira Emily (Wingfield) Wallace-Marshall buried at Marshall cemetery

Joseph Edmond “Ed” Weaver
Oct 8, 1876 - Mar 29, 1924

GAS BLAST KILLS CORSICANA MAN

ED WEAVER DEAD AS RESULT BURNS TODAY IN GAS EXPLOSION

WINDOWS BLOWN OUT BY THE FORCE OF BLAST AND HOUSE ROCKED

Ed Weaver, 45 years old, died at the County Hospital at 10:10 o’clock Saturday morning as a result of burns received four hours earlier when an explosion occurred caused by accumulated gas.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the home of his brother, Clem Weaver, at 508 North Twelfth street and will be conducted by the Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The following will be active pallbearers: Jim Pugh, Lynn Adams, Mit Sowell, H. R. Harrison, Harris Ransom and Sydney Marks.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. W. T. Shell, W. M. Wilson, Homer Pace, B. F. Houston, Dr. Trim Houston, Hatton Robertson, Henry Levy, Tracy Smith, M. L. Berry, A. H. Berry, R. I. Fagan, D. K. McCammon, F. E. McPherson, Nath Garrett, E. A. Johnson, R. M. Lockhart, Harry Butler, Dr. M. L. Hanks, Walter Hayes, Cecil Foster, Guy Allen, Bob Smith, Percy Williams, A. G. Elliott, and all members of the W. O. W.

The blast occurred at the house occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Joe Borg, corner North Eleventh street and West Second avenue. Weaver occupied one of the rooms and it is thought had arisen from his bed to alight the gas heater or a cigarette, in an instant the room was in flames. The noise of the explosion alarmed the neighborhood. Glass panes were blown from the windows and fell shattering in the rear gallery and the ground. The door leading into the front room occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Borg and baby, was blown violently open, the bed clothes and window shades taking fire. Stunned by the impact, Weaver fell prostrate and moaning to the floor, his body rapt in flames as his night clothing burned.

Borg jumped from his bed and carried the baby to safety out the front door with Mrs. Borg hurriedly following the gas flames singed portions of their hair as they made for the door.

There were no others in the house at the time, men roomers in the other side of the building had left the house for the day’s work.

People living in nearby houses plainly felt the shock of the explosion.

H. L. Street and Jimmie Creager, attendants at the Magnolia filling station, corner Third and Eleventh, were sweeping about the driveway when their attention was suddenly attracted by the blast. They threw down their brooms and rushed to the back door of the kitchen. Street hastily returned to the station and turned in a fire alarm. Creager, peering through the window saw Weaver lying on his face groaning. He crawled through the opening and in almost an instant carried him from the burning room after whipping out the flames from Weaver’s clothing with his cap. In the meantime Street had returned and assisted Creager in getting the baked form through the window.

Ambulance Driver Jas. A. McMahon answered the call and Weaver was rushed to the hospital. Fireman Donavon assisted him.

The fire department soon extinguished the flames in the rooms. Damage to the house and contents is estimated at approximately $300. The house is the property of the Tatum estate.

Mr. Weaver is a native of Corsicana. He recently worked at Mexia, where his wife and two children, Eudina and Edie Dorris are living. He had returned to Corsicana three weeks ago and entered the employ of the Pace Grocery, company. He was a brother-in-law to Mrs. Borg. And a brother of Clem Hugh, and Lewis Weaver and Mrs. Jim Petty, all of Corsicana, and C. O. Weaver of Dawson.

Elmer Keith, chief of the fire department, stated the fire was caused from a leak in the rubber hose connection of the gas stove, which allowed the gas to escape throughout the night. When Mr. Weaver struck a match to light the stove or cigarette the accumulated gas ignited. Mr. Keigh stated that rubber hose connections for gas stoves should not be used.

“All rubber hose connections for gas stoves are positively dangerous and people should take warning from this accident,” Mr. Keith stated. He urged the people to install metal connections for their gas stoves and eliminate the danger of such accidents.

Mr. Weaver was burned about the head, face and over about three-fourths of his body. As he was taken from the house by Street and Creager portions of the skin and flesh came off in their hands.

The blast caused considerable excitement in the neighborhood and the very few minutes a number of hurriedly dressed men and women gathered at the scene.

About six years ago a house on the lot directly across the street from the house where the explosion occurred this morning was wrecked by a gas explosion.

Notice. W. O. W.

All members of the W. O. W. are requested to meet at the K. of P. Hall Sunday afternoon at 1:15 to attend the funeral of Bro Ed Weaver.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 29, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • WWI Veteran
  • h/o Mollie (Elliott) Weaver married Nov. 27, 1905 s/o Joseph Melvin “JM” Weaver and Leah Lillian (Marshall) Weaver
     

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The hearts of all Corsicana go out in deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Mr. Ed Weaver, who died this morning as the result of burns received in an explosion of gas at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Berg on West Second avenue. His wife and daughters in Mexia were sent for immediately by the S. A. Pace Grocery Company, Mr. Weaver being a traveling salesman for this company.

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Ed Weaver Laid to Rest.

“One of heaven’s greatest delights will be the continual companionship of those whom we have so loved on earth, who were so tired, so knit to us, as to seem almost a part of ourselves, who understand us, and we understood them, to whom we could from ourselves act in the most intimate communication of mind and heart. We shall see them again, we shall possess them, and be possessed by them. Again, that most sweet intercourse shall be renewed, which was to us the sunlight of our earthly life, out of which all was dark.”

This little paragraph, by H. Collins, in the Living Church,” may prove a source of comfort to the sorrowing and heart-broken family and loved ones of Mr. Ed Weaver who was laid to rest Sunday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery, surrounded by the largest concourse of sorrowing friends and acquaintances that has been witnessed in many a day.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ, assisted by Rev. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Weaver at 2 p.m. Appropriate songs were sang by Messrs. Texie and Roy Layton, Mrs. J. A. Sowell and Miss Alvarie Layton. The services concluded at the cemetery were conducted by the “Woodmen of the World.”

A profusion of beautiful flowers sent in by loving and sympathizing friends attested the love and esteem in which this good man, who met such an untimely and tragic death, was held.

Our hearts go out in love and sympathy to his bereft wife and daughters, brothers and sister. And so, “Father, in Thy gracious keeping, Leave we now thy servant sleeping.”

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Clem Alfred Weaver, Sr.
Sep 1, 1886 - Apr 7, 1940

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR CLEM A. WEAVER

Clem A. Weaver aged 53 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, died at his residence on North Twelfth street early Sunday afternoon.

Funeral rites were held from the Corley chapel Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood. The services were conducted by J. L. Hines, Dallas Church of Christ minister, formerly of Corsicana, assisted by T. B. Thompson, minister of the local Church of Christ.

Surviving are his widow, a son, Clem Weaver, Jr., both of Corsicana; three brothers, C. O. Weaver, Dawson; Louis Weaver, Tyler, and Hugh Weaver, Corsicana, and a sister, Mrs. J. R. Petty, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Pete O’Daniel, Al Sowell, Cap Curington, Placere Jones, Dr. W. K. Logsdon and Arthur Wareing.

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Relatives, Friends Attended Last Rites For Clem Weaver

Relatives, Friends Attended Last Rites For Clem Weaver

Out-of-town relatives and friends here Monday to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the memory of Clem Weaver, who passed away Sunday afternoon at his home on North Twelfth street, were his brothers, C. O. Weaver and wife, Dawson, and Louis Weaver, Tyler; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Matthews, Dawson, J. W. Jackson and son Wayne, and Mr. and Mrs. Bill Larkin and son, Billy and Lynn Jackson of Athens; Mrs. Julius Fauber, Malakoff, and Miss Gladys Carter and Artis Holloway of San Antonio.

Heartfelt sympathy is extended the bereft wife, son, Clem Weaver, Jr. and wife and his sister Mrs. J. R. Petty and his brothers by their host of sorrowing friends.

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Nora E. (Weaver) Petty
Aug 28, 1879 - Mar 24, 1963

Mrs. J. R. Petty Dies Sunday

Mrs. J. R. Petty, 83, of 1702 West Seventh avenue, native of Navarro county, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are two nephews, Clem Weaver, Del Rio, and Lewis Weaver, Jr., Corsicana; two nieces, Mrs. Undine Anderson, Whittier, Calif., and Mrs. Eddie Doris Whittaker, Billings, Mont., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. H. Wooley, Paul Miller, Raymond Gunter, Virgil Polk, A. L. Weeks and M. B. George.

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Hugh Edward Weaver
Aug 1, 1889 - Nov 9, 1957

Hugh Weaver Is Buried Monday

Hugh Edwin Weaver, 70, native of Navarro county, died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday night several hours after he had been found unconscious in his apartment. He spent most of his life in Corsicana. He was a veteran of World War I.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the West Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nora Petty, Corsicana, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Weaver was in the café business most of his life and had been cashier of the Mexican Inn for a number of years.

Pallbearers were Ernest Newman, Hubert Wooley, Julius Flores, O. S. Bryson, Oscar Burns, Arthur Levi, J. W. McAdams, M. F. Osborne, Tom Harilee, George Kirven, Burney Moore and Sims Hagler.

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Joshua Melvin “JM” Weaver
Dec. 12, 1847 - Nov. 9, 1921

HAD LIVED HERE 73 YEARS.

Ex-Sheriff J. M. Weaver Died Last Night.

Ex-Sheriff J. Melvin Weaver aged 75, and who had been a resident of this county since he was two years old, died at his home here last night at 9:15 and the funeral took place this afternoon from the home, and was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Rev. C. M. Cuthbertson of Denison, a former pastor of the Church of Christ here officiated and a large procession of friends followed the remains to Oakwood. The deceased is survived by his wife and four sons, Ed Weaver, Chas Weaver, Clem Weaver, one daughter, Mrs. J. R. Petty, and one sister, Mrs. J. L. Marshall. He was a good citizen and had many friends among the people with whom he had lived since early childhood.

The following were pallbearers:
Active—Dr. Trim Houston, Al Sowell, H. R. Harrison, Henry Warren, Jim Morgan and Sidney Marks.

Honorary—D. K. McCammon, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. B. F. Houston, W. W. Ballew, Tom Cobb, H. C. Ballew, T. Don Dickson, Aaron Furgeson, Dr. F. L. Lindley, N. F. Garrett, B. F. Davis, W. T. Boswell, A. G. Elliott, John Deere, J. F. Watson, B. Marks, T. L. Scruggs, J. R. Christian, J. A. Thompson, O. L. Albritton, Jack Hayes, T. W. Lovett, Richard Mays, Judge Hawkins Scarborough, Will Knight, B. L. Sanders, Mit Sowell, John T. Wilkes, Walter Hayes.

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Laura Frances (Wood) Hardison
Jan 15, 1868 - Feb 18, 1955

Mrs. Hardison Rites Scheduled Saturday At 4

Mrs. Laura W. Hardison, 87, long-time Corsicana resident, died at the family home, 1303 West Third avenue, Friday afternoon after a long illness.

Funeral services will be held from the family home Saturday at 4 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church of which Mrs. Hardison has been a long-time member.

Mrs. Hardison was born in Alabama, but came to Corsicana at the age of 16 years with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Wood, Corsicana pioneers. She had resided here 71 years.

Surviving are two daughters, Misses Fannie Beth and Camille Hardison, both of Corsicana; a son, Clark Hardison, Berclair, Texas; a granddaughter, two brothers, A. P. Wood, Corsicana, and James Wood, Bastrop, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. D. Lamb, W. A. Lang, J. R. Howell, Mitchell Boyd, John Pugh, Ralph Stell, T. L. Carlisle, Roger Steward, J. H. Chapman and C. E. Weatherford.

McCammon will direct.

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Saturday Rites For Mrs. Hardison

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura W. Hardison, 87, who died Friday, were held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the family home, 1303 West Third avenue.

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

Native of Alabama, Mrs. Hardison, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Wood, early pioneers of Corsicana, came here 71 years ago.

Surviving are two daughters, Misses Fannie Beth and Camille Hardison, both of Corsicana; a son, Clark Hardison, Dallas; a granddaughter, and two brothers, A. P. Wood, Corsicana, and James Wood, Bastrop, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. D. Lamb, W. A. Lang, J. R. Howell, Mitchell Boyd, John Pugh, Ralph Stell, T. L. Carlisle, Roger Steward, J. H. Chapman and C. E. Weatherford.

McCammon directed.

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Laura Theodora (Brown) Akers-Reese
Mar 15, 1869 - Jan 7, 1921

Obituary.

Mrs. Sam Reese died January 7, 1921. All was done that physicians and loved ones and friends could do, but God’s will be done, not ours. It was hard to give her up, but God needed one more angel amidst his shining band and so he bent with loving smiles and clasped your mother’s hand. She was kind to all she met and was loved by all who knew her and many of her friends will be sorry to learn of her passing away. Our hearts are made sad but she is not dead; no she, is but transplanted from earth to heaven. May the Lord comfort your bereaved hearts so that you may say, the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. The entire family have my heartfelt sympathy. It was almost impossible for her husband and children to give her up. She was so devoted to them. I pray that God’s richest blessings may rest upon them all.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. L. C. Howell and her body was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery, beneath many beautiful floral offerings, to await the Resurrection morning.

A FRIEND.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 17, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband James Hogan Akers buried in Akers-Brown cemetery, Richland, Tx. 2nd husband Samuel Leonard Reese married May 4, 1916 d/o Rev. Jackson D. “Jack” Brown and Eliza Theodora (Brown) Rogers-Brown buried in Akers-Brown cemetery, Richland, Tx.

Mary Lida (Cullen) Wood
Mar 23, 1879 - Jul 13, 1957

Sunday Services For Mrs. Wood

Funeral services for Mrs. A. P. Wood, life-long Corsicana resident, 1528 West Fifth avenue, were held Sunday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Wood died in the Navarro Clinic Saturday morning.

She was the widow of the late A. P. Wood, retired grocer, who died April 10, this year. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Cullen, pioneer Corsicana residents.

Surviving the two daughters, Mrs. Harry Smith and Mrs. Bell White, Jr., both of Corsicana; two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. F. L. Haver, Corsicana, and Mrs. E. A. Jones, LaJolla, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. P. Forsythe, Wilmot Townsend, Elwin Garner, T. J. Walton, J. L. Jackson, Joel Trimble, Edgar Metcalf, and F. L. Haver. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 15, 1957
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Alonzo Pickens “Pick” Wood married May 16, 1900; d/o Patrick Henry Cullen & Pauline Elizabeth (Martin) Cullen

Robert J. Johnson
Aug 18, 1874 - Apr 18, 1920

In Memoriam

Written in the memory of Robert J. Johnson who was born August 18, 1874 in Freestone county, Texas and died April 18, 1920, in Houston. The following relatives survive him, two daughters, Mrs. N. Berry of Stamford; Mrs. Frank Carter of Corsicana, an aged mother, Mrs. R. J. Tyner of Roane; a sister, Mrs. J. Jones of Pleasant Grove and his only brother, Mr. Eddie Johnson, of Wortham, and many other relatives and friends. His wife died several years ago. Mr. Johnson was a good Christian man, was a member of the Missionary Baptist church, and a deacon in the church. He loved his church and was ever ready when called upon to do any thing for the cause of his Master. He loved to attend Sunday School and always knew his lessons, and took an active part in discussing the questions, in his class, and I was told that upon retiring for his last night’s rest on earth, he said, “I must get up in time to go to Sunday School tomorrow.” But alas! Life is so uncertain and death is sure, but it pleased God to call him away, we know not why, but some day when all the mist is cleared away, we will understand. His death was so sudden and so unexpected I know it seems more than you can bear but God says, my grace is sufficient for you. Mr. Johnson was a carpenter by trade and for some time he has made Houston his home.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Weaver of Blooming Grove, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Carter. He was the most peaceful, natural looking corpse I ever saw, was the expression of his many friends and relatives as they looked in his face for the last time in this world, but some sweet day we will meet him again where there will be no parting, no weeping, and no death, for he has gone to his home on high, to a home not made with hands, eternal home to be with his Savior and all of his loved ones gone before and his dear friends he is waiting over there for you. Mother he will be there to greet you when you reach that home and soon we must all pay the debt that he has paid, for in Adam all must die. Then dear friends and relatives of his if you are not prepared to meet God in peace let me beg you to trust Christ and Him alone for life and for salvation, so when you are called from the walks of men that you can enter the beautiful gates of the New Jerusalem and hear these sweet words, as he heard them:

Servant of God, well done;
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle’s fought, the victory won,
Enter thy master’s joy,
The voice at mid-night came;
He started up to hear;
A leaden bullet pierced his frame
He fell, but felt no fear.

The pains of death are past,
Labor and sorrow cease;
And, life’s long war-fare closed at last,
His soul is found in peace,
Soldier of Christ, well done;
And while eternal aged .
Rest, sweetly rest in thy Savior’s joy.

Why should our tears in sorrow flow
When God recalls His own,
And bids them leave a world of woe,
For an immortal crown?
Is not e’en death a gain to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close
To open them in Heaven.

His toils are past, his work is done
And he is fully blest;
He fought the fight the victory won,
And entered into rest.
Then let our tears cease to flow
God has recalled his own;
But let our hearts in every woe,
Still say “Thy will be done.”

His body was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery at Corsicana, Texas to await the resurrection of the dead beneath a mound of beautiful flowers placed there by his many friends as a last tribute of respect to him.

MRS. EDGAR PIKE.

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George Herman Ihlefeldt
Dec 21, 1880 - Jan 20, 1920

FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED

Mason Had Charge of Last Sad Rites

The remains of the late Prof. Geo. Ihlefeldt were laid to rest this afternoon in Oakwood following funeral services at the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Ilion T. Jones, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis of St. John’s Episcopal church. The music was by the choir of that church, assisted by the members of the choirs of the First Methodist and St. John’s Episcopal churches and special music by Mrs. P. C. Townsend , Mrs. Henry Robbins, C. L. Knox and Robert Layton. The following acted as pallbearers:

A. Mowlam, Joel Trimble, J. T. Newsom, O. B. Osbourne, R. N. Elliott, W. P. McCammon, Hastings Harrison and Odie Minatra. The services were largely attended and there were many pretty flowers. At the conclusion of the services at the church the masons took charge and concluded the services at the grave.

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Emma B. (Johnston) Walton
Apr 19, 1870 - Sep 16, 1920

FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Remains of Well Known Lady Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The remains of the late Mrs. C. C. Walton reached here yesterday near noon from Rochester, Minn., accompanied by her daughters, Mrs. Coke Horn and Miss Mildred Walton, who were with her when the end came, and the funeral took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the family home, and was largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. Rev. Charlton H. Story, pastor of the First Presbyterian church officiated.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday Sep 20, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Clifford Walton married Sep. 26, 1888; d/o Capt. Robert B. Johnston & Martha Ann (Swilley) Johnston buried in Eureka cemetery, Eureka, Tx.

James Boatright Slade
Oct 27, 1850 - Dec 6, 1920

FUNERAL LARGELY ATTENDED.

Remains of Good Citizen Are Laid To Rest in Oakwood.

Funeral ser4vices for the late James B. Slade took place at the First Methodist church at 3 o’clock this afternoon in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. C. H. Booth, who paid a most deserved and fitting tribute to the memory of the deceased as a citizen and Christian, after which the body was conveyed to Oakwood and laid to rest. There were many beautiful floral offerings and Messrs, W. P. McCammon, R. N. Elliott, Arthur Elliott, Albert Elliott, Arthur Caldwell and Ed McGee were active pall bearers, and the board of stewards of the First Methodist church were honorary pall bearers.

Loyd Kerr, Edgar Metcalf, Mrs. J. L. Dockum and Mrs. P. C. Townsend, sang and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

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Vivian Ethel Franklin
Oct 28, 1908 - Nov 9, 1918

In Memoriam.

The pure spirit of Vivian Ethel Franklin has left its beautiful tenement of Clay and winged its way upward through the shades of night into the bright realms above where no light comes and there joined in the singing of the new glad song of the redeemed in the wonderful land above. Hers was a life of love. She loved Jesus with a deep and all pervading fervency that moulded and directed every act of her life. She was a most dutiful and obedient daughter, a kind and thoughtful sister. Her sweet and gentle influence will abide continually in the hearts of her friends and be a gentle drawing power toward the gates of pearl.

The call to come home was very sudden and unexpected for she was sick only a few weeks, but it found her ready. We can not think of her as dead, for indeed she lives in her heavenly home, a fuller, nobler, sweeter life than was possible for her here on this earth. She did not fear death, only dreaded separation from her loved ones.

Vivian was just budding into womanhood, and like a rose that scattered its fragrance through the air, she scattered sunshine and gladness everywhere.

Why should the grim reaper of Death mow down these tender flowers, why are they left to bloom and bring comfort to the hearts ?

That is a question that God alone can answer. The stem was cut, the flower withered and died, but death is only a beautiful dream of glory, of glorious things beyond. The slumber is peaceful, the awakening is happy, for death is no more than a dream.

Little did those dear ones know or even think that such sorrows would hang over their lives, but at length the shadow fell at first, so faint that it was scarcely noticed, but day by day its darkness grew until at last it threw its mantle of gloom over the once happy home. All that skilled physicians and loving hands could do was of no avail. The Angel of Death had called Vivian to come up home whit here, where there is no suffering, pain or death; where we all form one happy band at our dear Jesus’ feet.

She died in beauty like a rose
Blown from its parent stem,
She died in beauty like a pearl
Dropped from a diadem.

She has gone to rest
From every toil care and pain,
What happy, happy times t’will be,
When we shall meet again.

Mourn not for her who was suffering so much pain, but now is at rest, not for a day or year but through the ceaseless ages of endless eternity. She is waiting on you from the skies above; awaiting dear mother, father, for you, waiting to open the pearly gates to gather you safely into the fold. Strive dear mother, father, brother and sisters to live according to the word of God that you may meet your darling loved one in the sweet beyond. Let not the band be broken. She will be waiting to welcome you home as one by one we are gathered home. There is no sorrow or parting in that land. All is happiness and rejoicing around the great white throne.

There was a place in Heaven
God wanted to complete,
So he took our darling Vivian
To fill the vacant seat.

Round the little grave we lingered
Till the setting sun was low,
Filling all our hopes and perish
With the flowers we cherish so.

We shall meet but we shall miss her,
There will be one vacant chair,
We shall linger to caress her,
As we breath our evening prayer.

--HER COUSIN.

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Sarah Alice (Dawson) Franklin
May 6, 1875 - Jan 21, 1931

CORSICANA WOMAN BE BURIED THURSDAY FROM FAMILY HOME

Mrs. Sallie Franklin, aged 54 years, died at her home, 916 South Eighteenth street, at 11:35 o’clock Tuesday night after a lingering illness, and the funeral will be held from the family home, Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Floyd W. Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church and Rev. J. W. Copeland, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Mrs. Franklin was a native of Burleson county, Texas, and resided at West Station, McLennan county, prior to moving to Navarro county 20 years ago. The family had resided in Corsicana for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Edwin M. Franklin in 1925.

Surviving are six sons, P. H. Franklin, Corsicana; C. H. Franklin, of Houston; G. B. Franklin, Childress; Aubrey and Byron Franklin, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Copley and Miss Clarice Franklin, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. S. T. Allega, Shawnee, Oklahoma; four brothers, Walter Dawson, Dalhart; Johnnie Dawson, Dallas; Allen Dawson, Dallas; and Billie Dawson, Roane; and two sisters, Mrs. G. M. Scales and Mrs. Rosie McAden, both of Iredell, Texas.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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January 21, 1931
FRANKLIN - Corsicana, Texas. Jan. 21. - Mrs. Sallie Franklin, 56, died at her home here Tuesday night. The funeral will be held from the family home Thursday with burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Surviving are six sons, P. H. Franklin of Corsicana, C. H. Franklin and W. W. Franklin, both of Houston; G. B. Franklin of Childress, Aubrey and Byron Franklin both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Copley and Miss Clarice Franklin, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. S. T. Allega, Shawnee, Ok.; four brothers, Walter Dawson of Dalhart, Johnnie Dawson of Dallas, Allen Dawson of Dallas and Billie Dawson of Roane, two sisters, Mrs. G. M. Scales and Mrs. Rosie McAdem, both of Iredell.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR MRS. FRANKLIN

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Franklin, 54, who died at her home here Tuesday night at 11:35 following a lingering illness, were held Thursday morning at 10 from the family home, 916 South Eighteenth street, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Floyd W. Thrash, pastor of the North Corsicana Methodist church, and Rev. J. W. Copeland, pastor of the Methodist Protestant church.

Mrs. Franklin was a native of Texas and had resided in Navarro county for twenty years. She was the wife of the late Edwin M. Franklin who died in 1925.

Surviving are six sons, P. H. Franklin, Corsicana; C. H. Franklin, and W. W. Franklin, both of Houston; G. B. Franklin, Childress; Aubrey and Bryon Franklin, both of Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Copley and Miss Clarice Franklin, both of Corsicana; and Mrs. S. T. Allega, Shawnee, Okla.; four brothers, Walter Dawson, Dalhart; Johnnie Dawson and Allen Dawson, both of Dallas; and Billie Dawson, Roane; and two sisters, Mrs. G. M. Scales and Mrs. Rosie McAden, both of Iredell.

The sons were pallbearers.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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Samuel Medicus “Med” Ransom
Dec 8, 1853 - Apr 11, 1920

DIED YESTERDAY MORNING

Well Known Business Man Laid To Rest This Morning.

S. M. (Med) Ransom, aged sixty-nine years and four months, died at his home on West Fourth Avenue yesterday morning, and the remains were interred in
Oakwood at 10 o’clock this morning, being followed to the last resting place by a large procession of friends and neighbors. The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt, assisted by Rev. C. H. Booth and Rev. Ilion T. Jones. The pallbearers were, Active: Dr. L. C. Polk, W. W. Gage, Murphy Williams, N. C. Goodman, Robt. Galloway, F. G. Comfort, Ben Kenner and C. E. Mitchell; Honorary: W. M. Wilson, J. S. Callicutt, William Clarkson, J. T. Godley, R. M. McMullan, A. P. Thorp, J. T. Montfort, C. C. Walton, J. W. Calvin, C. H. DeLafosse, C. R. Terry, J. A. Thompson, Aaron Ferguson, W. H. Jack, Mayer Cohen, S. A. Pace, W. D. Nolen, E. W. Johnson, H. L. Flagg, Geo. E. Jester, Dr. I. N. Suttle, J. H. Robinson, Rufus Hardy, L. A. Johnson, O. E. Hyndman, R. L. Hamilton, Dr. T. B. Saddler and Jack Guynes.

The deceased was reared in Navarro county, living during his childhood days in the Chatfield community, and there he grew to manhood. For many years he was one of Corsicana’s leading merchants, and had the esteem and highest regards of all who knew him, and he leaves behind him many friends who are sorely grieved at his passing. During the funeral hour practically all of the grocery stores in Corsicana, retail and wholesale, were closed in his honor and there were an immense number of floral offerings placed above his last resting place.

The deceased is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. C. A. Davis, Tom Ransom, Julian Ransom, and Harris Ransom, and the entire community sorrows with them in the great grief that has come to them through the death of a good husband and loving father.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 12, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Julia (Harris) Ransom married Mar. 25, 1875 2nd wife Lillian “Lillie/Lillis (Jack) Ransom married 1897 s/o John Rosborough Ransom and Felicia Roxanna (Batte) Ransom

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Tribute to a Friend.

In the passing of S. M. Ransom Corsicana and Navarro county have lost another of their best citizens. Few men had a larger acquaintance or enjoyed a higher respect and esteem throughout the city and county in which he has lived for over sixty years; the universal expression is “ good man is gone.” Modest and reserved in the manner and make-up of his life, yet with a frankness and courtesy to all that made him many friends. A telephone call came to me in the early hours of Sunday morning of April 11th, announcing his death and while I am writing these lines the memories of more than half a century are rushing in, demanding recognition with a vividness that only death can give. I first met him in his father’s home in 1868, and with the extended years of a long acquaintance a life-long friendship has been established and maintained. He was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 8, 1853, and in 1865 his father moved with his family to Texas, settling for a time in Belton, Bell county, and going from there to Tellico, in Ellis county, and in the early sixties purchased a farm and settled near Chatfield and where the subject of this sketch grew to manhood, and on March 25, 1875, was happily married to Miss Julia Harris, daughter of Judge Benjamin F. and Mrs. Elizabeth Harris of Georgia. For some years after marriage he engaged in farming and stock raising, in both of which he made a success. In September, 1890, he moved to Corsicana and engaged in the grocery business, and in which he actively engaged up to the time of the fatal illness which terminated in his death. On September 13, 1896, the darkest shadows of death enveloped his happy home, leaving husband and children bereft of the kindly ministrations and love of wife and mother. In November, 1897, he was again happily married to Miss Lillian jack of Corsicana, who. By her motherly care and affection in taking the place of wife and mother and friend of the loved and lost one, brought back to the lives of father and children in large measure the joyous sunshine into this well ordered home, and now under the burden and shadow of this great affliction, shares in mingled grief and sorrow the loss of this good husband and father; and may the sweet memories of his life of devotion and love to family and friends help to serve as ministering angels as they go on their way rejoicing in hope and confidence of a happy reunion, sometime, somewhere, in the eternal beyond, in God’s own appointed time and way, and “let us believe in the early hours of Sunday morning, April 11th, in the last lingering moments of his earthly life, he heard the rustle and felt the breath of the eternal morning as it broke upon his vision.” With our friend the day is done, his spirit has returned to God who gave it; he has left us the monument of commendable character and devotion to duty, and by his energy, industry and rare good judgement, had accumulated a competency. He was a liberal entertainer and enjoyed the association of friends in his hospitable home.

The funeral services were held in the home, conducted by Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt, assisted by Revs. Cullom H. Booth and Ilion T. Jones, in the presence of a large company of relatives and friends, after which his body was laid to rest in beautiful
Oakwood Cemetery, his grave being literally covered with a great array of beautiful floral offerings, attesting the esteem in which he was held.

Surviving him are his widow, Mrs. Lillie Ransom, and three sons, Harris, Julian and Thomas W. Ransom, and also a daughter, Mrs. Hallie Davis, wife of Capt. Chas. Davis, one daughter, Mrs. Meta Keith, having died in Fort Dorth several years ago; two brothers, W. A. Ransom of Corsicana and Lee Ransom of San Antonio, the only surviving members of a once large family.

We shall hold in kindly remembrance our friend and his many tokens of friendship to us, and we pray that the blessings of the Good Father above may rest upon and ever abide with those now bereft of husband and father.

R. M. MCMULLAN,
Chatfield, Texas, May 1, 1920.

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Charles E. White
Mar 14, 1874 - Feb 20, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES CHARLES E. WHITE FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral services for Charles E. White, aged 66, of Wortham who died at Wortham Thursday morning with a heart attack, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery
A native Texan, Mr. White resided in Navarro county practically all of his life. He formerly was superintendent of the Navarro County farm in the Petty's Chapel area, and was well-known here..
The rites were conducted by Rev. E. R. Gordon, methodist minister of Comanche.
Surviving are his wife of Wortham; a daughter, Mrs. H. D. McAfee, Corsicana a brother Will White, Snyder, Okla.; and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Dr. W. T. Shell, Sr., Sheriff Cap Curington, Murrell Lynn, Hugh Lynn Hough Pollard, I. D. McAfee, Willie Steely and Bob Mickie

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Mary Lynn (English) Holliefield
Aug 8, 1939 - Oct 12, 2016

Mary Lynn Holliefield, of Elm Mott, passed away on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.
Funeral Service: 10AM Monday, October 17th at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery in Navarro County.

Visitation: 2 to 4PM Sunday, October 16th at Lake Shore Funeral Home.
Mary was born August 8, 1939, in Frost, Texas to Beldon and Fannie English. She married Bonnie Joe Holliefield. Mary worked as a social worker for the Texas Child Care Licensing Agency for over twenty years. She had been a member of the Elm Mott community since 1975 and was a member of Elm Mott United Methodist Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters, Connie Evon English and Donna Kay English.
Survivors include her two sons, Steve Holliefield and wife, Micki of Lorena, and Scott Holliefield and wife, Holly of Nova Scotia; brothers, Maurice English and wife, Ginger of Glen Rose, Blake English and wife, JoAnn of Springfield, Oregon, and Jerry English and wife, Gail of Frost; sister, Jan Smith of Hillsboro; and grandchildren, Eric, Eli and Ella Holliefield of Nova Scotia, and Jeremy Holliefield of Houston.
The family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Jan Smith for the special caretaking and for always being there.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

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Robert Spivey High, Jr.
Jul 19, 1927 - Sep 30, 2016

 
Robert High
July 19, 1927 - September 30, 2016

Robert S. High Jr. of Leander, TX. was born to Robert and Bertha High in 1927 in Abilene, TX. and was raised in Blooming Grove, TX. He passed away on September 30, 2016 in Temple, TX. at the age of 89.

After graduating high school and serving two years in the Navy at the end of WWII, he attended and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin. He began his business career in Dallas, where he met and married the love of his life, Dorothy Watkins. Bob was a respected insurance professional and family man in Dallas and Houston, a popular and active retiree in the Sun City community of Georgetown, TX, and a devoted member of the United Methodist Church during his lifetime. Preceded in death by wife "Dot" in 1998, he is survived by daughter Nancy High Ballman, son-in-law Charles Ballman, grandchildren Lee, Beth and Rob; son Dan High; cousins Bill and Susan High; sister-in-law Betty Watkins; brother- and sister-in-law David and Nancy Watkins; loving cousins, nieces and nephews

Visitation with his family will be Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 11 A.M. - 12 noon at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside services will follow at Dresden Cemetery at 12:30 P.M. with Rev. Dan Bonner of Well Spring United Methodist Church in Georgetown, TX. officiating.

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Pauline (Glasgow) Alexander
May 1, 1929 - Oct 8, 2016

Mrs. Pauline G. Alexander, 87, of Brownsboro, Texas passed away at her residence on Saturday, October 8, 2016. She was born on May 1, 1929 in Corsicana, Texas.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She loved and cherished all of her family and close friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, O.C. (Red) Alexander, Jr.; and her parents, John and Maudie Mae Glasgow.

She is survived by her daughter, Paula A. Freeman; sons, Lester Ray Alexander and wife Paula Kay, and Richard Alexander and wife Kery; grandchildren, Adam Freeman, Jenifer Seaberry, Dan Alexander, Jeremy Alexander, and Christi Alexander; great grandchildren, Billy Freeman, Emma Freeman, Haleigh Seaberry, David Grob, Delaney Grob, Hanna Alexander, Thomas Alexander, Kennedy Alexander, Derrick Alexander, Dalton Alexander, Briana Alexander, and Aaron Rowe; and great-great granchild, Madison.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 14, 2016 from 5-7pm at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral service will be on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 10:00AM at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Roger Charles Tarvin
Aug 7, 1949 - Feb 19, 2016

 

Roger Charles Tarvin of Corsicana, know as “Pops” to most, passed away at Methodist Hospital in Mansfield on Friday evening, February 19, 2016 at the age of 66. He was born on August 7, 1949 in El Centro, California to Charles and Jean Tarvin, along with his three sisters, Charlene, Connie, and Zola.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Tarvin, and his three daughters and their families: Michelle Pratt and husband Wayne, Brandy Ray and husband Jared, and Stephanie Dickey. Roger was “Pops” to his eight grandchildren, Ashley, Cody, Maddie, Samantha, Jessa, Jackson, Brigg, and Jamison.

Family came first for Roger. He dearly loved his wife, his children, and his grandchildren. He was a generous man who was known for dropping whatever he was doing to help out his friends and family. Even homeless dogs would find their way into his lap along with a burrito or two.

During the week, Roger would be busy working the lunch shift right along side his employees at the popular Taco Shop in Corsicana. He built up Taco Shop and used it to give back to the community. On the weekends you’d find him at the racetrack. Roger raced dragsters for most of his life. He passed on his love for racing to his grandchildren, Cody, Sam, and Brigg, who have gone on to win many major races, even at the national level. Friends at the racetrack became his second family. Everyone knew “Pops.”

The multitude of people who love and miss him are a testimony to the full life Roger lived. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be Monday morning, February 22, 2016 at 11am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
 

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Big life, big impact: Tarvin touched many lives during his time
• By Deanna Kirk Daily Sun
• Feb 22, 2016

Roger Charles Tarvin, 66, passed away Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 in Mansfield at Methodist Hospital.
Family visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service was 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.
Roger Tarvin was a family man, whose family extended beyond those who were blood-related to him. He was generous and giving, of his time and his attention, even to homeless dogs, apparently.
Taco Shop is a Corsicana tradition, an institution, if you will. If you didn’t know Tarvin from being part of the racing world, or you weren’t one of the elite club of folks who worked at Taco Shop through the years, you’ve at least had a taco and heard the friendly voice coming through the intercom during the lunch rush saying, “We’ll take your order when YOU’RE ready.”
Tarvin grew up in El Centro, California, where he met Linda because their parents were friends.
“His brother-in-law brought Taco Bell to Amarillo, Texas,” said buddy Eddie Moore. “Roger had always been in the food industry. He was 19, and Linda was 16, and they had been married six months when they came to Texas.”
When Tarvin first came to Corsicana, he ran Taco Bell in the same location where Taco Shop is now. He “got crossways” with them somehow, according to Moore, and left and opened his own place, which he named Taco Shop, and located it across the street from the YMCA.
It thrived.
Later on when Taco Bell moved down the street and the building was available, he bought it and moved Taco Shop onto Seventh Ave. But Roger also had another passion besides family and Mexican food.
“Roger and I (among about six others) raced together nearly every weekend back in the 70’s and 80’s,” said Danny Hudson. “All of us were more like brothers than friends. Even though we got jobs out of town, got married, etc., all it takes is a call and we will be there for each other. Roger was like that to every one he knew.
“He was a good man in every sense of the word,” he said.
Mark Lee remembers being a very small child when his late father, Ronnie Lee, along with Tarvin, Larry Moore, JC Reed, Hudson, a guy named Curtis Matthews, the late Ray Scoggins and he believes Stan Lawhon all kept their cars in a gray metal building that sat where HEB is located now.
“I was little, Daddy got out of racing when I was 7, so it was probably the early 80’s,” Lee said. “They all still knew each other and cut up and did things together. They all kept their race cars there in that building, hung out up there and had New Year’s Eve parties and stuff.
“Roger was always real good, polite, and would do anthing to help people,” he said. “Even after Daddy died, he always made it a point to come over to the window to talk to me. He’s just good people.”
Delena Bearden works as the manager for Taco Shop, and Tarvin has been her employer for 15 years. She said both Tarvins always made her feel like more of a daughter than an employee, and the three Tarvin daughters treated her like another sister, involving her in their children’s weddings, births, graduations, even their adventures in the racing world.
“For me, he was the smartest, most amazing man,” Bearden said. “He was kind, caring, but he had expectations and he wanted them to be met. Very compassionate. He was the best boss I ever had. He played a part in all of my children’s lives. He and Linda were there for the births of all my grandchildren.”
Eddie Moore got to see Tarvin on a daily basis, and they had been friends since the early 80’s. Moore said Tarvin showed up at Moore Tire and Wheel every morning around 8:30, 9 a.m., got the key for the Dr Pepper machine, went to get himself a Dr Pepper, put the key back, then went out in the shop and sat down to drink his Dr Pepper and hang out.
“We’d talk and laugh, then about 11, he’d have to go work the window (at Taco Shop) ... Then later in the day, he’d come back and resume,” Moore said. “He was a professional visitor. He’d sit and listen, he didn’t talk a whole lot. He listened to a lot of venting, but he never talked bad about anybody. Even if you knew there was something bad going on in his life, you never heard anything negative come out of Roger’s mouth, ever.
“He was one of the best friends you could have,” he said.
Moore said drag racing was Tarvin’s life, then he had grandkids — then they were his life. As Bro. Grady Cashion said in his service, Roger loved his kids, but he really loved his grandkids. The grandkids were into racing too, with junior dragsters every weekend.
Tarvin is survived by his wife of 47 years, Linda; his three daughters and their families: Michelle Pratt and husband Wayne, Brandy Ray and husband Jared, and Stephanie Dickey. Roger was “Pops” to his eight grandchildren, Ashley, Cody, Maddie, Samantha, Jessa, Jackson, Brigg and Jamison.

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Sadie (Boyd) Neal-Jones
Feb 6, 1925 - Sept 26, 2016

Sadie Boyd Jones, of Blooming Grove was born Feb. 6, 1925 and passed away Sept. 26, 2016 in Navarro County at the age of 91. Sadie was born to William Isaac and Littie Melissa Boyd near Cryer Creek on their farm northeast of Blooming Grove. She was the eighth of 10 children.

Sadie met her loving husband, Donald Jones at Shoemaker's Barbeque, in downtown Dallas on their lunch hour. They were married Oct. 18, 1952 and were married for 63 years.

Sadie was a retired pattern maker. During her more than 46 years in the ladies' garment industry, she worked for several different companies, among them Stockton's, Brogan and Jennings, Howard Wolf, Center Stage and RLM Fashions. She had a very successful career as one of the very few good stock pattern makers.

Sadie and Don attended New Beginnings Family Fellowship Church in Blooming Grove.

Sadie was preceded in death by her parents and six siblings.

She is survived by her husband Don; sister Julia (Bibby) Blackmon; brothers Charlie Boyd and Sonny Boyd; brother-in-law, Harold Jones and a host of nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at First Baptist Church. Funeral services to follow at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Church with Bro. Bryan Connally and Bro. Grady Cashion officiating.

Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ricky Roach, Rodney Rhyne, Paul Korkames, Nick Stamper, Donnie Trull and Donald Loyd Boyd.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rose Hill Cemetery PO Box 413 Blooming Grove, Texas 76626.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Vida Mae (Brooks) Hughes
Jan 1, 1934 - Oct 13, 2016

Vida Mae Brooks Hughes was born Jan. 1, 1934 on a black land cotton farm near Barry Her parents were John Thomas and Lalia Ann Brooks. After graduating from Barry High School in 1951, she married and moved to Dallas.
Vida had a variety of jobs over the years, but her last and favorite one was managing her nephew, Ron Hall's art gallery. Her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the lights of her life. There was nothing she wouldn't have done for them.
Her passion was genealogy and she spent countless hours looking for her relatives and those of friends and other family. Helping others was another passion. If anyone was in need, she could found near by working to help solve their problems.
Vida was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Elvice Barr; sister-in-law, Mickey Brooks; brother-in-law, Earl Hall and nephews, John Hall and James Randall Barr.
She is survived by her son, Chris Hughes (Michelle); daughters, Roxanne Spradlin (Mike) and Lynnette Wilkinson (Rick); grandchildren, Beth Saxton (Nathan), Cassie Cassidy (Kyle), Kimberly Wolfe (Bryan), Chad Hughes, Clint Spradlin (Jenny), Ryan Wilkinson (Stephanie), Caitlin Hughes, Natalie Taylor (Tyson); 12 great-grandchildren; sister Tommye Hall, brother Ray Brooks, well loved nieces and nephews and her best friend Mary Jane Kuntschik.
Vida will be greatly missed by her family and countless friends. Her burial will be Tuesday, Oct. 18 at Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove and a celebration of her life will be at noon pm at the Barry Community Center in Barry.

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Lillie Aileen (Castles) Tanner
Sep 13, 1934 - Oct 10, 2016

Aileen Tanner, 82, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at Heritage Oaks West.
Graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Eureka Cemetery with Pastor Bill Maney officiating.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Aileen Tanner, 82, passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Heritage Oaks West. She was born September 13, 1934 in Eureka, Texas to Olan Castles and Ellen Chandler Castles.
Aileen was a member of Eureka United Methodist Church. She retired from the First National Bank in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Ray Tanner. She is survived by her son, Dayton R. Tanner.
Graveside service will be 3:00 pm Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at Eureka Cemetery with Pastor Bill Manney officiating.


Lon Douglas Emmons
Dec 16, 1861 - Aug 25, 1919

FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON.

Remains of Lon D. Emmons Laid to Rest in Oakwood.

The funeral of the late Lon D. Emmons, who died in Dallas on Sunday night, took place this afternoon at 5:30 o’clock from the home of his brother-in-law, Edgar Metcalf on North Fifteenth street, the Rev. John Mullen, pastor of the First Christian Church, of which Mr. Emmons was a member, conducting the funeral service.

The pall bearers were Paul E. Allen, J. D. Ambrose, C. B. Haley, J. C. Hughes, Perry McCammon, L. M. Morton, Zeke Slaughter and Sid Story. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place and there was a profusion of beautiful floral offerings.

Among those out of town attendants who were here on the sad mission of burying their deceased relative, were Mrs. Sallie Davis, Mr. V. J. Davis, Miss Dorothy Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Will Shirley of Fort Worth; Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Brokaw and Mrs. Arnett Elliott of Dallas; Messrs E. E. Emmons and O. J. Emmons of Indiana, brothers of the deceased and Mr. and Mrs. John Wilson of Hillsboro.

With the passing from earthly activities of Lon Emmons there goes a good man. He was not a man to parade his virtues and accomplishments but he was well educated, well read and had a mind and character that made him highly respected and a favorite with those who knew him well. He has his own ideas and no matter how popular a new fad or policy might be if he did not believe it right he did not follow the crowd merely because it was the popular thing to do, but if he once found he was on the wrong side he, like the true man that he was, hastened to correct his position and give credit where credit was due. Another most excellent trait of his character was his love of home and family. This family was uppermost in his thoughts always and it can be said with all truth that he was a good and true husband and father.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, August 26, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Margaret Eudora “Dora” (Metcalf) Emmons married Dec. 5, 1893; s/o James M. Emmons & Elizabeth J. (Trotter) Emmons

Margaret Eudora “Dora” (Metcalf) Emmons
Nov 21, 1873 - Dec 29, 1957

Mrs. Emmons Rites Tuesday

Mrs. Dora Emmons, life-long Navarro county and Corsicana resident, 219 West Fifth avenue, died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Ambrose Edens, interim pastor of the First Christian Church, of which Mrs. Emmons was a member.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Kossie Emmons, Corsicana, and Mrs. Adine Sikes, Dallas; a son, Harry Emmons, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Pugh and Mrs. R. L. Sims; two brothers, Edgar Metcalf and John C. Wilson, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Emmons

Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Emmons, 219 West Fifth avenue, who died in the Navarro Clinic Sunday night, were held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Dr. Ambrose Edens, interim pastor of the First Christian church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Emmons was a life-time resident of Navarro county and Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Miss Kossie Emmons, Corsicana, and Mrs. Adine Sikes, Dallas; a son, Harry Emmons, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. W. E. Pugh and Mrs. R. L. Sims, and two brothers, Edgar Metcalf and John C. Wilson, all of Corsicana; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Frank Holmes, Joe Bell, Charles Keathley, John C. Hughes, Bill Bentley, Jack Matthews, B. V. Hatley and W. B. McAlester

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Winnie E. (Robinson) Duren
Mar 8, 1848 - Apr 3, 1923

Venerable Lady Laid to Rest.

The funeral of the late Mrs. W. E. Duren, who died at the home of her son-in-law, J. C. Hughes, took place this afternoon at 3 o’clock, with services conducted at the Hughes’ home, 208 North Eighteenth street, by Rev. W. T. Ingram, of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, after which the remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery. The last sad rites were attended by a large number of friends, and there were many beautiful floral offerings. During her long life in Corsicana the deceased had endeared herself to a large circle of friends, and all join her loved ones in the sorrow that has come to them because of her passing. Her life was a quiet but beautiful one, and her memory will live in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.

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Aged Resident of Corsicana Died Today.

Mrs. W. E. (Ex) Duren, age 75 years died at the home of her daughter Mrs. John C. Hughes, 208 North Eighteenth street, this morning at 11:35. The deceased is survived by one son, George Duren of Dallas and two daughters, Mrs. Jim Clanton of St. Louis, Mo. And Mrs. John C. Hughes of Corsicana and a number of other relatives.

Funeral services will be held at the residence of John C. Hughes 208 North Eighteenth street, at 3 o’clock Wednesday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. W. T. Ingram, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

The following are the pall bearers:
Active, Harry Blanding, Allen Edens, Walter Burgess, J. G. Comfort, C. G. Davidson and J. M. Dyer, Sr.
Honorary, J. M. Pugh, J. M. Blanding. E. A. Johnson, W. G. Baker, W. M. Wilson, Dr. T. A. Miller and A. Hastings Harrison.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, April 3, 1923
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (death certificate says buried at Petty’s Chapel one obit says Oakwood another Petty’s Chapel)
    w/o Alexander Duren d/o J. Robinson and Sallie (Ferguson) Robinson per death certificate

John Charles Mayne, Jr., Major
Jul 7, 1897 - Mar 23, 1923

J. C. Mayne Died in Santa Fe, New Mexico

The sad message telling of the unexpected death of J. C. Mayne of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was received by W. A. Mowlam, father-in-law of Mr. Mayne late yesterday.

Mr. Mayne was the husband of the former Miss Alice Mowlam, a very popular Corsicana girl until her marriage which occurred on June 6th of last year, the young people leaving immediately after the wedding for their future home in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where Mr. Mayne was connected with a large wholesale grocery firm as city salesman.

Mr. Mayne was stricken with appendicitis on last Wednesday and an operation was found necessary and was performed. It was though the patient was getting along all right, in fact at 2 o’clock yesterday afternoon Mr. Mowlam received a message stating that his condition was believed to be satisfactory, but about 6 o’clock he received another message telling of the death of the patient.

Mr. Mayne was a young man, 27 years of age, and made a most favorable impression upon all who met him previous to and at the time of his marriage here last June. His former home was at Cuero, Texas, and both at his old home and in Santa Fe, he was regarded as a most exemplary young man and one who had a bright future in the commercial world before him.

Mrs. Mayne will leave Santa Fe some time today with the remains of her husband and will be met by Mr. Frank Clowe of Amarillo at some point out from Santa Fe, while Vivian Mowlam, her brother, will meet her at Amarillo and accompany her to Corsicana, where they are expected to arrive on Monday.

The sympathy of all of Corsicana goes out to the young widow in her hour of grief and there is sorrow in many hearts in Corsicana at the bereavement that has come to one of her favorite daughters thus early in life. Sympathy is also extended to the entire Mowlam family, as Alice was a favorite with father, mother, two brothers and little sister, who mourn with her in her sorrow.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been announced, pending definite information as to time of arrival in Corsicana of the body. However it is expected that the funeral will occur some time Tuesday. Announcement of funeral arrangements will be made on Monday.

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Society—Mrs. S. C. Bagby, Editor

Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Mowlam received a message Friday evening from Santa Fe, New Mexico, with the sad news of the death of their son-in-law, Mr. J. C. Mayne, who had undergone an operation the first of the week.

Mrs. Mayne left with the remains today, and will arrive some time Monday.

Vivian Mowlam left this morning to meet his sister in Amarillo.

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Funeral J. C. Mayne Tomorrow 10:30 A. M.

Mrs. J. C. Mayne, Jr, arrived in Corsicana at 10:55 today over the Houston and Texas Central with the remains of her late husband, who died in Santa Fe, New Mexico on Friday evening late as the result of an operation for appendicitis. She was accompanied by her father, W. A. Mowlam, who met her at Fort Worth, and her brother, Vivian Mowlam, who met her at Amarillo, as well as other friends and relatives who joined the party at various points along the route.

The remains were taken to the W. A. Mowlam home where they will lie until tomorrow morning at 10:30 o’clock when the funeral will take place from St. John’s Episcopal Church, of which Mrs. Mayne has been a life-long member, having been for years a valued and much loved member of the choir of that church.

Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Mayne, Sr., arrived at an early hour this morning from their home in Cuero to attend the funeral of their son.

The deceased, J. C. Mayne, Jr., was a major in the world war and also did valiant service in Pueblo Colorado, a few years ago when that city was so sorely stricken by flood waters. He is a member of the American Legion and members of the Johnson-Wiggins Post of the American Legion will act as honorary pall bearers tomorrow morning, as well as act as funeral escort for the remains of their deceased comrade. Major Mayne was a member of the San Antonio Post of the Legion.

The services will be conducted by the Rev. H. j. Ellis, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and music will be furnished by the church choir. The active pall bearers will be H. D. Johnson, W. P. McCammon, Dr. R. N. Holloway, Sidney P. Story, R. L. Hamilton and Earl Ellis.

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Funeral Held This Morning

The remains of the late J. C. Mayne, Jr., were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery this morning following funeral services in St. John’s Episcopal church, conducted by the Rector, the Rev. H. J. Ellis, Mr. Mayne, who married Miss Alice Mowlam here last June, died in Santa Fe, New Mexico, late last Friday, and the remains reached Corsicana about noon Monday, accompanied by the young widow and members of her family and friends who had met her en route.

Although the weather was exceedingly unpleasant, a large concourse of sorrowing friends assembled at the church and later followed the remains to their last resting place, and the floral offerings were both numerous and beautiful, there being a profusion of pot plants, cut flowers and designs, bespeaking the love and esteem in which the deceased wife were held by those who knew them best. Members of the American Legion, of which deceased was a member, acted as a funeral escort for the body.

An especially pathetic feature of this funeral was the grief of the aged mother and father, who came from Cuero to attend the funeral, they mingling their tears of sorrow with mingling their tears of sorrow with the companion left behind after only a few short months of wedded happiness.

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Bessie Emily (Coffey) Perry
Sep 26, 1899 - Jul 6, 1922

In Memoriam.

Bessie E. Perry, wife of Revis Perry, died at her home in Corsicana, July 6, 1922. She was sick only a short while. Why she was called away we do not understand but God knoweth best.

She had only been married to her companion a short while and was in the bloom of life at the age of 23.

She leaves to mourn her death a precious husband and three little children, two brothers, lots of relatives and friends. The children are Bertha age 5, Otho age 3, and Macie age 1.

Oh, how she suffered no one knows, but was so kind and patient with her husband and friends that stood beside her bedside and waited upon her, but was all in vain.

She was laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery. We have never seen a more profuse offering of flowers than that which adorned her casket and grave.

The funeral was conducted by Rev. W. L. Phillips.

She lived a quiet and peaceful life; she professed faith in Christ but never had joined any church.

She was a daughter of sorrow without father or mother.

It broke hearts when she died.

We all know that you miss her and it broke your hearts when she died.
Sad and lonely is your home for wife and mother is not there.
Yes you will miss her more than words can express;
But now she is an angel in that happy home of rest.
You could not keep her; God needed her up there to make that home complete,
Where there is never pain or care.
Yes she has left your home, left you broken hearted;
But hope again to meet her, and never more be parted,
Your cries cannot bring her back; no she has gone to stay
Where Jesus ever reigns and there is everlasting day,
You may never have a home again; there may never be another
That can fill her place—fill the place of mother.
Your happy home is broken; it does not seem like home,
For wife and mother has gone to heaven and you are left alone.
I know it isn’t home at all—just father and children—
For home is not complete without wife and mother,
You cannot forget her, forget her tender care;
I know you are lonely for wife and mother are not there,
But perhaps you will meet her, the time may not be long
Till you may be together in that happy beautiful home.

Her loved one,
DAISY.

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Helene “Hallie” (Cullen) Blackburn
Feb 12, 1893 - Aug 20, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. BLACKBURN

Funeral services for Mrs. Hallie Cullen
Blackburn, aged 37 years, wife of Fred Blackburn of El Paso, former resident of Corsicana, were held Monday afternoon at the residence of Bell White, Jr. 1547 West Fifth avenue at 1 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. Joe Patterson, assistant pastor of First Methodist church.

Mrs. Blackburn died in El Paso, Saturday morning and the remains reached Corsicana Sunday night at 1 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, two children, her mother, Mrs. Pauline Cullen, three sisters and other relatives.

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FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED EL PASO BURIAL TO BE HERE

Mrs. Hallie Cullen Blackburn, aged about 37 years old, died in El Paso Saturday morning according to information received here Saturday and the remains will be sent to Corsicana Sunday night. Funeral arrangements will not be completed until the body arrives here.

Surviving are her husband, two children, her mother, Mrs. Pauline Cullen, Corsicana; three sisters and other relatives.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON MRS. F. BLACKBURN

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA PASSED AWAY SATURDAY IN EL PASO

The remains of the late Mrs. Fred Blackburn, who died in El Paso Saturday, were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon, following funeral services at the home of her sister, Mrs. A. P. Wood at 1549 West Fifth avenue.

Rev. Joe Patterson, junior pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the funeral services and a quartet composed of Edgar Metcalf, Loyd Kerr, Miss Hattie Kenner and Mrs. Henry Robbins sang at the home and at the grave.

There was a profusion of beautiful flowers which showed in a small way the high esteem held for the deceased by her friends in Corsicana and other points in the State.

Mrs. Blackburn, who was reared in Corsicana as Miss Hallie Cullen is survived by her husband and two little daughters, Phyllis and Dorris; mother, Mrs. Pauline Cullen; three sisters, Mrs. H. M. Frost and Mrs. Emmett Jones of Atlanta, and Mrs. A. P. Wood of this city, all of whom were present at the services, with other relatives.

Pallbearers were S. W. Burdine, W. B. Gutherie of Wichita Falls; Edgar Blackburn, Ralph Blackburn of Dallas, Will C. Hilliard and Boyce Martin.

Deceased had been in ill health for some time, but took a turn for the worse the latter part of last week, and her mother, Mrs. Pauline Cullen, was sent for but after a hasty trip arrived just a few minutes after her daughter passed away.

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Anna Anita Pauline (Cullen) Haver
Sep 17, 1885 - Aug 7, 1962

Mrs. F. L. Haver Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Frank L. Haver, 75, native of Corsicana, died of a heart attack at the family home, 971 West Sixth avenue, Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are pending at McCammon’s.

Mrs. Haver was the former Miss Anita Cullen of Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jessie C. Jones, San Diego, Calif.; four nieces, Mrs. Bell White, Jr. and Mrs. Harry Smith, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Plas Dewey, Houston, and Mrs. Robert Timberlake, California.

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Haver Services Held Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Frank L. Haver, 75, Corsicana native, 971 West Sixth avenue who died of a heart attack, Tuesday noon, will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene Wood, minister of Westminister Presbyterian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Haver is the former Miss Anita Cullen.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Jessie C. Jones, San Diego, Calif.; four nieces, Mrs. Bell White, Jr., and Mrs. Harry Smith, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Pleas Dewey of Houston, and Mrs. Robert Timberlake, California.

Pallbearers will be Alton Justiss, Frank Garner, Elwin P. Garner, R. W. Knight, C. E. McWilliams, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Sam B. Werner and Joel Trimble.

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Frank Leroy Haver
Jan 29, 1887 - Feb 4, 1976

Frank Haver

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Frank L. Haver, 89, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a native of Elk Point, S. D. and had lived in Corsicana 20-years and was a retired salesman.

Survivors include a nephew, V. R. Chaple of Largo, Fla. Four nieces, Mrs. Joe W. Dropp of St. Petersburg, Fla.. Mrs. A. E. Veilon of Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Ples Dewey of Houston, and Mrs. Bell White Jr. of Corsicana.

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Frank Haver

The Rev. Eugene E. Wood officiated at the 2 p.m. Friday services at Corley Funeral Home for Frank L. Haver, 89, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday.

Masons were pallbearers.

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Robert Alfred Clark
Aug 18, 1924 - Sep 30, 2016

Robert Alfred Clark was born in Smith Center, Kansas on Aug. 18, 1924, as the first son of Margaret and Alfred Clark. Alfred was one of the leading photographers in the town, having returned from WWI where he served as a pilot instructor for the early Army Airforce at various airfields in Texas (having once landed on Galveston beach in a bi-plane on the way to Fort Crocket).
Alfred had married Margaret Mackey, from the Minden, Nebraska area and set up a photography studio in Smith Center. They had two sons, Robert
(Bob) and James (Jim).
Bob attended grammar and high school in Smith Center. In those days, there were people living on almost every 40 acres, farming and raising families. He participated in most aspects of high school life as there were few students. Thus, he played football and tennis (helped pour the concrete for the tennis courts) and played the clarinet in the band.
He planned to attend college in engineering just as the second World War started. He related that on Dec. 7, 1941, he was in a theater watching a movie with friends. On leaving the theater, everyone was talking about the news that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor. Naturally, Jim and Bob signed up for service.
Bob started his Civil Engineering studies at Kansas State University while waiting to be called up for service. He joined the US Army Air force Dec. 15, 1942, as a private, while continuing his education.
On March 8, 1943, Bob was called up for active duty as an Aviation Cadet. He studied meteorology from March 1943 until September 1943 at the University of Wisconsin and then at the University of Chicago from September 1943 until June 4, 1944, when he was discharged. The next day, June 5, 1944, he was commissioned a second Lieutenant. He continued his studies as a Meteorological Officer, training to fly ahead of bombing missions to scout the weather environment from the nose of a B24 or B29.
He attended B24 gunnery school in August 1945 in anticipation of flying against Japan.
His final assignment during the war years was as an aviation forecaster in Oklahoma, Texas, Florida, Illinois, and California. He was discharged from the Army Airforce on Aug. 6, 1946, as a 1st Lieutenant.
Bob resumed his studies at Kansas State, receiving a BS in Civil Engineering in August 1948. He joined the US Bureau of Reclamation, working as a hydrologist in Nebraska. He was called up during the Korean War in October 1950, again as an aviation forecaster for the US Air Force in Oklahoma and Texas. He was discharged again in July 1952 as a Captain.
While working at a base in Oklahoma, he went on a double date with an officer from the base, R. G. Bounds, with twin sisters from Streetman, Dorothy and Doris. Both men eventually married their respective sweethearts, with Bob marrying Dorothy on July 25, 1952, at the Powell Baptist Church in Navarro County, pastor M. O. Southerland presiding.
He resumed his work for the US Bureau of Reclamation, working on major dam projects in 17 western states as a hydro-meteorologist, forecasting how rain and snowfall would fill reservoirs behind a planned dam, while living in Denver, Colorado. Their sons Robert Alfred Clark, Jr., and John Charles Clark were born there in 1954 and 1956.
Bob moved to College Station, Texas in Sept. 1958 with his new family and began his studies towards a MS degree. In August 1959, he received a MS in Meteorology degree from Texas A&M University. He returned to Denver again, working for the US Bureau of Reclamation for another year.
In August 1960, the family moved back to Bryan, Texas while he continued his graduate studies in meteorology. Bob was conferred a Doctorate of Philosophy in Meteorology in August 1960 from Texas A&M University, having written a dissertation on RADAR meteorology.
Bob joined the staff of the Meteorology Department at Texas A&M University as a Research Scientist and eventually became a full professor. Between teaching classes in hydrology, meteorology, and weather forecasting, he investigated applications for using RADAR to analyze weather conditions. He consulted with several engineering firms on hydro-meteorological issues around the world. Bob very much enjoyed international travel and was able to take the family on summer work assignments.
The family spent several summers in Venezuela while Bob was teaching classes at the Universidad de Oriente and they flew one round-the-world trip after a job in Thailand. He worked in many countries, including Pakistan, Greece, Surinam, Ceylon, Colombia, El Salvador, Ecuador, Jamaica, Iran, Bolivia, and Iceland. He continued to be active in the US Airforce Reserve, eventually being promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
In March 1973, Bob left TAMU and joined the Office of Hydrology of the National Weather Service, NOAA as Chief Hydrologist. He was promoted to Director of the Office of Hydrology and was responsible for flood forecasting and hydro-meteorological studies. This included supervising operations at 13 River Forecast Centers and 52 Weather Service Forecast Offices. He oversaw the modernization of the US hydrologic services for improved flood forecasting. He acted as an advisor to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
He consulted on flood forecasting for the Yellow River Basin and the Yangtze River Basin in China, helped to set up rain and river gauge systems and early warning systems, and provided training through the World Laboratory out of Lausanne, Switzerland.
In 1985, Bob retired from the National Weather Service and joined the University of Arizona at Tucson as Adjunct Professor in the Department of Hydrology and Water Resources. He continued to work on special projects in China, Arabia, and southern Africa.
He lectured at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. He worked with the World Federation of Scientists and World Lab, eventually serving on the executive Committee. That organization promotes the interchange of research between developed and developing nations and has projects throughout the world. He chaired panels to develop a dust forecasting program for the League of Arab States and to plan defenses against floods and extreme weather events.
Bob served on the Committee on Hydro-meteorology, the Executive Committee of the Hydraulics Division, and the Committee on History and Heritage of the Environmental and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He authored or co-authored over 50 papers in the fields of hydrology and meteorology over his career. Dr.
Clark was widely held in high regard by the students, faculty, staff and teaching assistants at the University of Arizona. He retired finally in 2008. Friends and colleagues remember him as "a joy to be around", "a dedicated and sweet man", "distinguished" and "one to be remembered for his contributions and commitment".
Bob received the ASCE Ven Te Chow award in 2002 in recognition of his lifetime achievements in the field of hydrological engineering and was awarded the Erice Spirit Gold Medal in 2003 from the World Federation of Scientists.
In 2004, he was awarded the Erice Prize in Rome in the name of the Government of Sicily by the Ettore Majorana Foundation in recognition of lifetime achievement in promoting science for peace and he received an audience with Pope John Paul at the Vatican. Bob served on the board of the Community National Bank and Trust of Texas for many years as an advisor. He also ranched cattle in Navarro County, Texas.
Dorothy passed away in November 1977, his wife of 25 years, and their son John passed away in May 1992 at 36 years. Dr. Clark is survived by his son Robert (and his wife of 36 years, Alice Clark,) and his granddaughter Rachel Woodruff and grandson Robert Michael Clark. He spent many years in his continued scientific pursuits and traveled extensively with his longtime friend Margaret Peterson and friends Bill and Lucille Sprigg and many colleagues from all over the world.
He died peacefully at his home in Tucson on Sept. 30, 2016. He will be missed.
Funeral arrangements are by the Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, at First Baptist Church in Streetman to be interned in Birdston Cemetery next to Dorothy and John.
Visitation begins at noon.

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Martha (McCormick) Rhodes
Aug 25, 1934 - Sep 22, 2016
 
With family at her side, Martha McCormick Rhodes, 82 of Midland, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 after a lengthy illness.
Martha was born on Aug. 25, 1934 in Blooming Grove, Texas in the same house she would later be married in. She attended Blooming Grove schools and Navarro College and she worked in Dallas for a period of time prior to marriage. She married her high school sweetheart, Truman 'Trim' Rhodes on June 6, 1953 and soon became an Army wife stationed at Ft. Riley, Kansas. The couple moved to Midland in 1958. They had three children and Martha set about teaching them her strong convictions of the Christian walk, good character, and hard work. She embodied the virtues of patience and perseverance and she could find 'common ground' with all people. She was a superb homemaker who baked, sewed, scrubbed, canned fruits and put up vegetables. Heaven knows she could work a 'bob wire' fence.
Martha was a steadfast member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church since 1960 where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. She was a regular volunteer with A.M.O.S of Midland. She saw the glory of God in all of nature and was especially fond of birds. She had many birdhouses and hummingbird feeders at her beloved Haywire Ranch in Coleman County.
Martha survived a 1975 car accident that took the life of her daughter, Tracy. She is also preceded in death by her parents, Bruce and Alyne McCormick, and brothers, Bob and Alan McCormick. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Truman, sons, Tim and Todd Rhodes, sister, Carolyn Beene of Dallas, four grandchildren and one great-grandson.
The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 at Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. All are welcome to a celebration of her life which will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church in Midland.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to St. Marks UMC.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland.

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Debbra Ann (Perry) Martz
abt 1964 - Sep 24, 2016

Debbra Ann Perry Martz, 52 of Lewisville passed away Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at her residence after a battle with cancer.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Patricia Ann Bullock Perry, grandmothers, Rachel Young and Marie Bullock and great aunt, Margaret Perry.
Debbie is survived by her two sons, James F. Young III of Macon Missouri and Jonathan A. Young and wife Suzanne of Brookfield, Missouri; step daughter Lori Wineland and husband Lannie of Syracuse, Missouri; five grandchildren Cammie Michelle Young of Macon, Missouri, Mason and Alton Young of Brookfield, Missouri, Alex Lavery and husband Eddie of Tipton, Missouri and Gage Nicholson of Syracuse, Missouri; father, Larry Perry and partner Mary Holloway of Kerens; four brothers, Robert Perry and wife Connie of Paris Missouri, Charles Perry and wife Kelly of Ronoanke, Larry Perry and wife Tanya of Lewisville, Richard Perry and wife Lisa of Kerens, sister, Terry Schoenberner and husband Jodie of Independence, Missouri and a number of nieces and nephews, cousins and other family members.
Memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 in the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David LeFlore officiating.
Burial of her cremains will take place at a later date in the Rosehill Cemetery, Brookfield, Missouri.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Patricia Lynn (Harper) Christie
Sep 28, 1931 - Sep 24, 2016
 
Patricia Lynn Christie, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at Prestonwood Nursing Home in Plano. She was born on Sept. 28, 1931 in Corsicana to James Floyd and Ruby Laura Harper.
Pat was very active in her church, Emmanuel Baptist. (some family members said that she was a "deep dipped Baptist.") She was a member of the Pink Ladies Auxiliary at Navarro Regional Hospital and the Senior Circle. She was a board member of the House of Refuge and a very accomplished bowler winning many trophies through the years. Although she had only two biological grandchildren many referred to her as Grandma. Pat loved her Lord and her family deeply and was well known for her blond fruit cakes that she made on special occasions and holidays. She always put others first in everything she did. She worked many years for First National Bank in Corsicana before retiring.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Wayne James Christie; her parents, three brothers and two sisters.
She is survived by her son, James P. Christie and wife, Krissy of Plano; granddaughter Kate Christie of Plano and granddaughter, Abigail Christie Kiel and husband, Ryan of Stephenville; her sister, Mary Speck and husband, Bob of Richmond, Texas; sisters-in law, June Christie, of Austin and June Harper, of Houston and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home with the funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m., with Rev. Lain Teel officiating.
Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park and serving as pallbearers will be Dennis Cooper, Colby Speck, John Arnold, Allen Kistler, Mike Speck and David Jackson.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Wayne James Christie; d/o James Floyd Harper & Ruby Laura (James) Harper both buried in Frost Cem.

Frances Marie (Gullatt) Pillans
July 1, 1926 - Oct 27, 2016

Frances Marie Pillans passed away on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital. She was a long time member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Winkler. Frances was employed by Texas Miller Products for over 30 years.
Frances married James M. Pillans in December 1946. She was happy when she had a cookbook in her hand and food cooking in the kitchen. She will be remembered for her fried pies, chocolate pies, and rolls. Frances enjoyed crocheting, reading, and quilting. She loved her 29 trips to Branson, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her husband Jim Pillans; parents Herman E. and Beatrice Gullatt; sister Betty Taylor; brothers Tommy Gullatt, Vernon Gullatt, and Charles Gullatt.
Frances is survived by her daughter Linda Craig and husband Morgan of Wortham; son James Gary Pillans and wife Kathy of Retreat; four grandchildren, Dwayne Craig and wife Ronda of Plano, Jeffrey Craig and wife Becky of Wortham, Dr. Justin Pillans and wife Elizabeth of Corsicana, and Karen Pillans Morales and husband Kyle of Midlothian; five great grandchildren, Kelsey Easterling and husband Dr. Ryan Easterling of Ft. Worth, Dayna Craig Ballard and husband Justin of San Antonio, Kaylee Craig of Plano, Morgan Reid Craig of Wortham and Walt Matthew Morales of Midlothian.
She is also survived by her sister Peggy Colburn of Prosper, and brothers Herman Gullatt and wife Pat of Corsicana, and Glenn Gullatt and wife Sherry of Corsicana; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home with burial following at the St. Elmo Cemetery in Winkler.
Pallbearers will be Dwayne Craig, Jeffrey Craig, Johnny Robinson, Brian Milner, Benny Pillans, and Kyle Morales.

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Lisa LaShun Crawford
abt 1968 - Oct 21, 2016

Lisa LaShun Crawford, 48, passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals. Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at Eastside Church of Christ, 906 E. 13th Ave., with Bro. Alton Albert officiating. Burial will follow at Woodland Memorial Park. Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, Corsicana, Texas.

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Ruth Ileen (Blount) Ray
Oct 30, 1943 - Oct 22, 2016

Ruth Ileen Ray, 72, passed away Saturday, Oct. 22 at Trisun Care Center.
Ileen is described as joyful, fun-loving, encouraging, caring, dedicated and faithful by her family, friends and those whose lives she touched.
Born in Groves, Texas on Oct. 30, 1943, she began her life as the older twin to her sister Noreen. Never apart as children, they even developed their own language with Ileen as translator.

She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin, her brother Jim Blount and her parents Lottie and Bill Blount.

She is survived by her daughter Cara, twin sister and brother-in -law Noreen and John Thompson, brother-in-law Jim Ray and wife Jane, sister-in-law Katherine Wallin and husband Jimmy and many nieces and nephews.

Ileen earned BA and Master's Degrees at her beloved Baylor University before joining the faculty at Navarro College on Sept. 1, 1967. She began as Physical Education Instructor, coaching the Lady Bulldogs'
Basketball Team and sponsoring the Senoritas Drill Team. After earning another Masters Degree, she moved into a long-running position as a professional counselor. In this position, she served as Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society co-sponsor for several years. Ileen retired after
32 years of faithful service to the Navarro College community, guiding and encouraging students.

At Navarro, Ileen met Marvin Ray who taught Economics at the college.
Married for 47 years they raised their family, entertained friends and dedicated their lives to Christ through service at Northside Baptist Church. With her outgoing personality and quick wit, Ileen taught Sunday School, even leading an older men's class who loved her. While Marvin cooked for Food for Fitness, Ileen helped with prepping, serving and clean up for many years.

In her last year at Trisun Care Center, her pleasing personality, gratitude and quick retorts quickly won the hearts of the nurses and aides. The family is appreciative of TCC's loving care and they will miss her parting "See you later, alligator," and their reply, "after while crocodile." And we all know as Christians that we will see her after awhile in Heaven.

Ileen leaves a legacy of lives she touched as teacher, counselor, wife, mother and Christian. Graveside services will be held at Oakwood Cemetery at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 with Dr. Rick Lamb of Northside Baptist Church officiating.

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Curtis Wayne Rash
Jul 18,1941 - Oct 21, 2016
 
Curtis Rash, 75, passed away on Oct. 21, 2016 in Temple, Texas. He was born on July 18, 1941 in Eureka, Texas to Georgia and Emmett Rash.

He served in the United States Army with the 1st 504th Airborne Battle Group during the Berlin Crisis. He was a loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, successful business owner in Navarro County with a strong work ethic, very big heart for helping others and providing for his family, with a strong sense of community.

He was preceded in death by siblings Vermell Rash, Billy "Buddy" Rash, Marie Rash Daniels, Charlie "CG" Rash and Christine Rash Miller.

He is survived by his daughters Debra Aday, Deana Scobee, Stephanie Rash and Kristen Franks and husband Eric; his grandchildren, Patricia Aday, Cory McManus and Casey McManus; and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings Volu Rash Slate and Richard Rash.

Visitation will be held at noon Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana, Texas 75110. The funeral service will immediately follow at 2 p.m. on Friday at First Baptist Church and Mr. John Barber will officiate. Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family will graciously accept donations to the "Curtis Rash Memorial Fund" at Community National Bank & Trust of Texas at PO Box 624, Corsicana, TX 75151-4511.

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Thalia (Underhill) Kilgo
Sept 6, 1938 - June 28, 2016

Funeral services for Mrs. Thalia Kilgo, age 77, of Hideaway, Texas are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Wade Funeral Home Chapel in Hubbard, Texas with interment to follow in Penelope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home in Lindale, Texas.

Mrs. Kilgo died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 in Tyler, Texas. She was born in Frost, Texas on September 6, 1938 to the late Herbert and Edna (Green) Underhill. Mrs. Kilgo was a member of the Hideaway Lake Community Church and was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Mrs. Kilgo is survived by her husband of 60 years, John Carter Kilgo of Hideaway, Texas; daughter & son-in-law, Robin & Gary McClain of Lindale, Texas; 2 grandchildren, Kristin Shaver of Hideaway, Texas and Tim Pettigrew of Lindale, Texas; 4 great grandchildren, Jaden, Ethan, Brett and Emmorie; and brother, Kyle Underhill of Crowley, Texas.

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Sandra Lee (Evans) Varisco
Aug 15, 1940 - Sep 28, 2016

Sandra Lee Varisco, 76, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 in Bryan, Texas.

A memorial service celebrating Sandra's life will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, October 7th, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church with Monsignor John Malinowski officiating.

Sandra was born in Frost Texas to Troy and Ruby Evans on August 15, 1940. She grew up in Hillsboro, Texas and moved to Bryan after marrying her husband of 51 years, Tony Joe Varisco. She was a devoted wife, mother of three children, and grandmother of two.

Sandra was a vibrant woman who had a passion for needlepoint, sewing and painting. She was an avid reader and loved to shop for antiques. Throughout her life, Sandra was known for her creativity and love of Coca Cola. She will always be remembered as a loving and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew Marty Martin.

Sandra is survived by her husband Tony Joe Varisco, her daughters Toni Varisco Jennings, Cassandra Varisco, her son Troy Varisco; grandchildren Hunter Varisco and Taytum Varisco Jennings; her sisters Twilla Martin, Karolyn Lawson and her brother Troy Evans.

Memorial donations may be sent to Brazos Valley Hospice at 502 W 26th St, Bryan, TX 77803, www.hospicebrazosvalley.org

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Joyce Evelyn (Johnson) Goolsby-Buck
Aug 20, 1934 - Aug 23, 2016

Joyce Evelyn Goolsby Buck of Mount Pleasant, Texas passed away Tuesday, August 23, 2016. She was born in Frost, Texas on August 20, 1934 to Cecil and Tommie (Reeves) Johnson.

Joyce was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, where she served on the Stewardship Committee; she was the Past President of the American National Bank, serving from 1988 to 2001, she was also a member of the Texas Bankers Association, NTCC Foundation Board, and an ambassador of the Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce. She attended SMU’s school of banking.

Joyce leaves her husband, E.W. Buck; her daughter Cindy and her husband Gary Brown of Mount Pleasant, Texas; 2 grandchildren, Candace Brown of Mount Pleasant, Texas and Randy Brown of Hope, Arkansas; step-children, Jana and her husband Don Hedrick of Kilgore, Texas, Larry and his wife Jo Ann Buck of Throckmorton, Texas, and Gary and his wife Karen Buck of Houston, Texas; numerous step-grandchildren; sister, Dean and her husband Gayneal Grisby of Tyler, Texas. She is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Curtis Goolsby; sister, Fern Eakins; and a brother, Cecil Johnson, Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, August 26, 2016 at Trinity Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant. Interment will follow at the Hickory Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday evening at the funeral home.

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Danny Taylor Nicholson, Jr.
Dec 13, 1932 - Jul 12, 1950

Danny Nicholson Dies Of Polio Early Wednesday

Danny T. Nicholson, Jr., 17, died in a Waco hospital of polio about 1 a. m. Wednesday following a several days illness.

His condition improved and then took a turn for the worse Tuesday morning, it was learned here.

This is the first polio death in Navarro county since October 2, 1948.

Funeral services will be held from the First Christian church Thursday at 5 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Danny T. Nicholson; a brother, Donald Nicholson; a sister, Diane Nicholson; and grandparents, Mrs. R. F. Nicholson and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Butler, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Penn Rettig, Dr. Carl Fleet, Ernest Williams, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Johnny Crawford, Charles Roy Bristow, James Bullington and Dickie Brown.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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Danny Nicholson Funeral Rites Late Thursday

Funeral services for Danny T. Nicholson, Jr., 17, polio victim, who died in a Waco hospital early Wednesday, are scheduled Thursday at 5:30 p.m. from the First Christian church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Danny T. Nicholson; a brother, Donald Nicholson; a sister, Diane Nicholson; and grandparents, Mrs. R. F. Nicholson and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Butler, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Nicholson was a Boy Scout and active in various youth activities of the community.

Pallbearers will be Penn Rettig, Dr. Carl Fleet, Ernest Williams, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Johnny Crawford, Charles Roy Bristow, James Bullington and Dickie Brown.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Danny Nicholson Funeral Held Late Thursday

Funeral services for Danny T. Nicholson, Jr., 17, polio victim, who died Wednesday in a Waco hospital, were held Thursday afternoon from the First Christian Church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert G. Dudley, minister of the church.

Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Danny T. Nicholson; a brother, Donald Nicholson; a sister, Diane Nicholson; and grandparents, Mrs. R. F. Nicholson and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Butler, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were Penn Rettig, Dr. Carl Fleet, Ernest Williams, Wesley Edens, Jr.; Johnny Crawford, Charles Roy Bristow, James Bullington and Dickie Brown.

Corley Funeral Home directed.

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James Butler Nicholson
Dec 16, 1931 - Dec 17, 1931

Infant Is Buried Friday Afternoon; Died Thursday Night

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Nicholson died at the home of its grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Butler, 908 North Beaton street Thursday night at 9:30 o'clock and the funeral was held Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Thomas Lenox, pastor of the First Christian church.

The funeral was directed by the Corley funeral home.

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Aubrey L. Rawlinson
Aug 24, 1903 - Dec 18, 1959

A. Rawlinson Rites Slated Here Saturday

Aubrey Rawlinson. 56, formerly of Corsicana, died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Fort Worth Friday. He had been in ill health several years but had been critically ill only a short time.

Funeral services are to be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 3 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church.

Rawlinson, a native of Blooming Grove, was reared at Powell and was connected with garages and service stations in Corsicana prior to moving to Fort Worth 18 years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Fort Worth; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Cook, Corsicana, and Mrs. Millie Crowley, Borger; a brother, Doyle Rawlinson, Inglewood, Calif.; two nieces, Mrs. Bill Hay and Mrs. John Montfort, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Cecil Williams, Rufus Pevehouse, Doyal Gilbert, C. Joe Evans, Carl Campbell and Paul Miller.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 19, 1959
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nell Rose (Butler) Rawlinson; s/o George W. Rawlinson & Ida Mahaley (Smith) Rawlinson buried in Kerens City Cemetery

Anna B. (Schwerer) Butler
Feb 16, 1865 - Jan 3, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. J. H. BUTLER

INTERMENT OF CORSICANA WOMAN TOOK PLACE IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Mrs. Anna Butler, aged 62 years, wife of John H. Butler, died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The funeral services were held from the family residence, 710 West Thirteenth avenue Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. F. O. Waddill, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Survivors are her husband, and one son, Harry Butler of Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Perry Fauber, H. Prickett, Mr. Reed, Ab. Megarity, F. Widmer and Wilmot Curtis.

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Harry Butler
Aug 28, 1884 - May 3, 1956

Friday Services For Harry Butler

Funeral services for Harry Butler, age 71, 1507 West Collin Street, will be held from the First Christian church Friday at 4 p.m. The rites will be conducted by Rev. j. W. McKinney, pastor. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Butler, connected with the Velvet Ice Cream company on West Third avenue, was fatally shocked Thursday about 7 a. m. when he opened a door of a refrigerated truck. Danny T. Nicholson, president of the concern and son-in-law of Butler, said investigation showed a shortage existed in the truck.

A life-long resident of Corsicana, Butler was in the market and restaurant business for many years before joining the Velvet Ice Cream concern a number of years ago.

He was a member of the First Christian church and the IOOF and Knights of Pythias lodges.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two daughters, Mrs. Nicholson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Aubrey Rawlinson, Fort Worth; two grandchildren, Donald Nicholson and Dian Nicholson, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Weldon Price, Jimmy Derden, George Brown, Winston Weaver, Frank Greenup and Clifford Dill. Friends of the family will be honorary pallbearers.

Corley will direct.

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Betty Jane (Alexander) Hancock
Apr 25, 1939 - Oct 25, 2016

Betty Jane Hancock, 77 originally of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at Medical Center Hospital of Plano.
She attended the Texas School for the Deaf from the fall 1945 until she graduated in the spring 1960. She was very active while attending there. She was on the pep squad during her high school years and was Homecoming Queen in 1959 her Junior year.
Betty was a devoted wife and mother to her husband Bo and daughter Tisha. They were married 38 years before his death on Sept. 29, 2004. Her grandson Alex was her world before his tragic death on Sept. 23, 2016 just a month before her own death.
She was an active member of ETDHA (East Texas Deaf and Hard of Hearing Association) from 1977 until 1991 when it became Tyler Metro Association of the Deaf TMAD from 1993 until current. She was a member and officer of both clubs through the years most recently was Vice- President of TMAD.
Betty is survived by her daughter Tisha and son-in-law Robert Huddleston; brother Jim Alexander, sister-in-law, Reta and husband Alan Hroza; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Sunday following the visitation.
Bro. David LeFlore will officate and Interment will follow in the Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Jim Alexander, Robert Huddleston, Andy Hancock, Tim Evans, Wayne Hicks and Brandon Hroza.
She will be truly missed by her family and her long time friends from Tyler and her best friend of 40 plus years Chris and her husband Wayne Hicks, also Daphne Smith and Mark Grimes just to name a few... there are so so many to list.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home 903-396-2371

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Heath Landon Bobbitt
Aug 25, 1995 - Oct 29, 2016

Heath Landon Bobbitt, 21, of Weatherford, TX, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday October 29, 2016, at his residence in Weatherford, TX. He was born on August 25, 1995 in Granbury, TX.
Heath enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding dirt bikes, or anything motorized!! He enjoyed working in the shop with his Dad. He loved comedy shows and movies!! His contagious laughter will always be in our hearts.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gerald and Maureen Quellet of Frankenmuth, MI, and Homer and Opal Bobbitt of Kerens, TX; cousin, Karen Ramos of Corsicana; and a special cousin that Heath loved and missed dearly, Ronda (Bates) Becker, Ennis, TX, to Heath she was aunt Ronda.
He is survived by his parents, Herschel and Debi (Quellet) Bobbitt of Weatherford; beloved sister, Sydney Anne Bobbitt of Weatherford; aunt, Linda (Quellet) Bronner and husband Steve of Frankenmuth, MI; Uncle Tom Quellet and wife Heidi of Zeeland, MI; Uncle David Quellet and wife Nicole of Altha, FL; Uncle Eugene Conger and wife Narsisa of the Philippines; many dearly loved relatives and friends; Ron and Betty Bates of Kaufman; Jeff, Cathy and Brittany Bates; Ashley and Josh Ebarb of Lucus; Jerry and Norma Pickens of Teague; many blended family members; John and Annie Fisher of Weatherford; Priscilla Guess of OK; Shawna Fisher of Kansas; Ken and Kara Peterson of Gulf Breeze, FL; Lacy and Jeremy Crotts of Willow Park, TX; Mary Fuller of Fort Worth; and many more cousins and friends.
A memorial graveside service will be held at 2:30 PM on Saturday November 5, 2016 at Kerens Cemetery, in Kerens, TX, with Bro. David LeFlore officiating.
Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to MD Anderson Targeted Therapy Research or Alzheimer's Association.
Paschal Funeral Home

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  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • s/o Herschel Bobbitt & Debi (Quellet) Bobbitt

Raul Diaz Martinez
Nov 14, 1960 - Oct 30, 2016

Raul Diaz Martinez, 55, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016 in Dallas.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at the Templo Uneva Vida church with Pastor Noe Garcia officiating.
Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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John Albert Slaughter
Nov 17, 1851 - May 13, 1921

A GOOD CITIZEN PASSED AWAY

Near Seventy Years Old and Native of Texas

J. A. Slaughter, who would have been seventy years old in November next, and who had lived in Navarro county for thirty-nine years, died at his home here this afternoon at 1:46 after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was a native Texan, having been born in Ponds county. He was in all respects a good citizen and his death will be regretted by all who knew him. The deceased is survived by his wife and three grown children, Mrs. H. E. Metcalf, W. E. Slaughter and A. L. Slaughter. Funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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FUNERAL THIS AFTERNOON.

The Remains of J. A. Slaughter Laid To Rest in Oakwood.

The funeral of the late J. A. Slaughter took place from the family home, 1414 West Second avenue at 4:30 this afternoon with Rev. C. H. Booth officiating. The last sad rites were largely attended and the display of beautiful floral offerings was great and attractive. Mrs. P. C. Townsend, Mrs. Henry Robbins, Loyd Kerr and Hugh Johnson sang, and the following were pall bearers:

Active—William Conner, W. A. Chesnutt, Geo. F. Miller, J. F. Taylor, Geo. E. Jester, R. A. Caldwell and Robt. And Roy Douglas.

Honorary—J. H. Douglas, C. M. Fendley, James Ester, J. C. Conner, J. B. Redden, W. C. Francis, Starling Carpenter, C. B. Banks, J. H. Jones, Scott Reed, Dr. E. B. Lowrey, W. P. Lowrey, W. P. McCammon, O. M. Boynton, Chas. G. Jester, L. G. Kerr, E. E. Hamilton, J. Y. Stewart, Dr. B. F. Houston, F. J. Lindsey, S. H. Butler, W. A. Tarver, C. T. Banister, S. L. Miller, S. Z. Burke, B. B. Munsey, Herbert Gorman, J. A. Jarrell, W. M. Huggins, R. F. Sims, W. E. Pugh, H. C. Nash, G. A. Pearce, J. F. Franklin, T. L. Scruggs, J. S. Frazier, B. F. Reese, J. C. Warren, H. C. Jester, Hugh Johnson, Neill Johnson and W. J. Seelig.

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Elizabeth Carlisle (Pickens) Slaughter
Jun 9, 1863 - May 22, 1941

MRS. J. A. SLAUGHTER DIED THURSDAY AND BE BURIED FRIDAY

Mrs. J. A. Slaughter, age 77 years, died at her home 1414 West Second Avenue Thursday morning, following a lingering illness. Funeral services will be held from the home Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the rights.

Mrs. Slaughter was a pioneer resident of Navarro county, having spent most of her life in and near Corsicana. She moved to Corsicana from Roane about 29 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, A. L. Slaughter, Dallas; W. E. Slaughter, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Metcalf, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. R. Holland, Corsicana; four granddaughters, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Sutherland-McCammon will direct the funeral arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, May 22, 1941
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o John Albert Slaughter married Jun. 13, 1883 d/o Joseph Pickens and Martha (Douglas) Pickens per death certificate

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FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. J. A. SLAUGHTER FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. J. A. Slaughter, aged 77 years, who died Thursday after a lingering illness were held from the family home, 1414 West Second Avenue, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Slaughter had resided in Navarro county practically all of her life, and prior to moving to Corsicana 29 years ago, resided in Roane.

Surviving are two sons, A. L. Slaughter, Dallas, and W. E. Slaughter, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. H. E. Metcalf, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. J. R. Holland, Corsicana; four granddaughters, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. P. McCammon, C. L. Jester, Max Almond, Z. T. Banks, Jimmy Andrews, Sydney Marks, George Boyd and T. A. Blakney.

Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home directed arrangements.

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Marion LaDean "Dean" Murray, Col.
Sept 12, 1935 - Oct 26, 2016

Marion LaDean "Dean" Murray, 81, peacefully slipped into the arms of his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Dean was born Sept. 12, 1935 in Pursley to Ned and Cecil Murray. He grew up farming and ranching in the Pursley community in Navarro County Texas.
He married Wilene Bennett also of Pursley in 1956, moved to Arlington where they created loving memories together for 60 years. Dean received his college degree at North Texas State University in Denton. Later he worked the line at the GM plant in Arlington, taught Industrial Sciences (shop class) in an Arlington Junior High and still had time to spend 35 years in military service.
He spent a short time in tanks, but was blessed to spend the majority of his time as a CH-47 helicopter pilot in the 149th Aviation Battalion. He retired as a Colonel from the Texas Army National Guard and was the Facility Commander of the Dallas Army Aviation Support Facility.
Dean and Wilene were faithful members of Fielder Road Baptist Church for over 40 years. He taught in the children's department for many years and was later honored to be called as a Deacon for the church. Prior to his passing he was further honored with the title of Deacon Emeritus. Yes, Dean filled many roles in his life... a son, a brother, an uncle, a husband, a father, a grandfather and even a great-grandfather. He was a pilot, a leader, a commander, a Deacon, a mentor, a friend and a faithful follower of Christ. However, there was no role he was more proud of than the role of being a Papa!
Dean is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Wilene Murray; his siblings, Larry Murray and wife, Sue, and Carolyn Korn; his children, Cindy Francis and husband, Joe, and Cory Murray and wife, Dana; grandchildren, Sarah Swanson and husband, Wade, Rachael Randall and husband, Derek, Joseph Francis, Shelby Murray, Erin Murray; great-grandchildren, Savannah and Noah Swanson, and Luke and Finn Randall; nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at Fielder Church, 2011 S. Fielder Rd., Arlington.
Interment to follow at 2 p.m. Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Lane A.
In lieu of flowers please support the ministries of Fielder Church at 1323 W Pioneer Pkwy Arlington, TX 76013 and Pursley Missionary Baptist Church at 8120 FM 642 Purdon, Tx 76679.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, October 29, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • son of Marion E. "Ned" Murray & Cecil Murray [bur at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX]

Geraldine Dennette Sample
abt 1964 - Oct 25, 2016

Geraldine Dennette Sample, 52, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 at her residence.
Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services are set to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at Freedom Fellowship Church with Revs. Jessie Williams and Raymond Buckley officiating.
Interment to follow at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Otis Lynn "Bud" Dall
Mar 17, 1945 - Oct 29, 2016

Otis Lynn "Bud" Dall, 71, of Richland, passed away Oct. 29, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 17, 1945 in Burlington, Kansas to Clyde Harold and Mildred Maxine Dall.
He earned his Bachelor of Education degree at Emporia State University and taught high school math and coached in Mankato and Garden City, Kansas. In 1969, he went to work for Firestone, rising through the ranks to become a truck tire specialist and traveling extensively. He retired from Bridgestone Firestone with more than 23 years of service.
Otis is preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Raymond Kerby.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Sue Dall; son, Darrell Dall and wife Mary Jo; daughter, Shannon Chandler and husband Alvin; stepdaughter, Donna Shackelford and husband Brian; stepson, Cory Campbell; grandchildren, Katie Chandler, Garrett Chandler, Rachel Chandler, Emily Shackelford, Garrett Shackelford, Chloe Campbell, Carson Campbell; sisters, Suzanne Birk and husband Royle, Annabeth Hind and husband Steven; brother Gary Dall and wife Ruth; other family members include first wife, Barbara Kerby Dall and first mother-in-law, Margaret Kerby; current mother-in-law, Betty Pullen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Richland Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.

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Otis Lynn "Bud" Dall, 71, of Richland, passed away Oct. 29, 2016 at his residence. He was born March 17, 1945 in Burlington, Kansas to Clyde Harold and Mildred Maxine Dall.
He earned his Bachelor of Education degree at Emporia State University and taught high school math and coached in Mankato and Garden City, Kansas. In 1969, he went to work for Firestone, rising through the ranks to become a truck tire specialist and traveling extensively. He retired from Bridgestone Firestone with more than 23 years of service.
Otis is preceded in death by his parents and his father-in-law, Raymond Kerby.
He is survived by his wife, Melba Sue Dall; son, Darrell Dall and wife Mary Jo; daughter, Shannon Chandler and husband Alvin; stepdaughter, Donna Shackelford and husband Brian; stepson, Cory Campbell; grandchildren, Katie Chandler, Garrett Chandler, Rachel Chandler, Emily Shackelford, Garrett Shackelford, Chloe Campbell, Carson Campbell; sisters, Suzanne Birk and husband Royle, Annabeth Hind and husband Steven; brother Gary Dall and wife Ruth; other family members include first wife, Barbara Kerby Dall and first mother-in-law, Margaret Kerby; current mother-in-law, Betty Pullen; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside service will be 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 at Richland Cemetery with Bro. Floyd Petersen officiating.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana, Texas

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Virgie Beatrice "Tommie" (Pitts) Grubbs
Dec 16, 1923 - Sept 29, 2016

Virgie Beatrice "Tommie" Grubbs, 92 of Kerens, passed away Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at the Trisun Care Center.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Linda Dudley and three grandsons, Jeffrey Holt, Brad Gilbert and Brent Gilbert "Tommie" is survived by her husband, Nolan Grubbs of Corsicana; daughter, Sandra White and husband Mack of Athens; daughter, Elaine Holt of Ennis; grandchildren, Chad Holt, Jessie Holt, Brandon Gilbert, Deven Smith, Angela King and Roger White; 21 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
The family will receive visitation from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Graveside service and burial is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3,
2016 in the Kerens Cemetery with Rev. Wes Johnson officiating.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home 903-396-2371

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