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F. M. Edwards, Rev.
abt 1879 - Dec 11, 1924

TEXAS MISSIONARY DIED SUDDENLY IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL

REF. F. M. EDWARDS, NATIVE OF DAWSON, NAVARRO COUNTY, DIES

Dawson, Texas, Dec. 15.—Ollie Edwards, banker of this city, late Saturday received a cablegram announcing the death of his brother, Rev. F. M. Edwards, a missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil, last Thursday, the 11th instant. His death came very suddenly, resulting from a stroke of paralysis. The remains will be brought to the United States for interment at his old home at Dawson.

Rev. F. M. Edwards was reared at Dawson, Navarro county, Texas, where his mother, a brother, sisters, and other relatives still reside. He was educated at Baylor University, graduating with the class of 1906. He also attended the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary at Louisville, Kentucky. He was about forty-five years of age, was married, and had been a missionary in Brazil for ten or more years.

At a meeting of the Baptist World Alliance held in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1923, Missionary Edwards was appointed a member of the executive of committee of that body to represent Brazil.

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William F. “Uncle Billy” Bellows
1854 - Oct 4, 1924

DAWSON MAN WAS MANGLED BY TRAIN SATURDAY NIGHT

BILLY BELLOWS, AGED 65, FOUND BESIDE COTTON BELT TRACKS

Special to the Sun.
Dawson, Texas, Oct. 6.—Billy Dellows, age about 85 years, was found dead on the Cotton Belt right of way between here and Purdon early this morning. It is thought that he was killed by a train some time Saturday night as he got on a train here Saturday night and got off at Purdon. It is thought that he had started back down the track after getting off at Purdon and was run over. His body was badly mangled.

He is a bachelor and lives near here. He has no known relatives in this community and familiarly known as “Uncle Billy.”

Funeral services will probably be held this afternoon with burial in the Dawson Cemetery.

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Marietta E. (Gill) Garner
Jul 30, 1854 - Feb 1922

Stricken With Paralysis.

Mrs. E. P. Garner suffered a stroke of paralysis Friday and has been in a serious condition since. She has not been able to talk, and has been in a semi-conscious condition. For several days it was thought she might not survive the attack, but was reported better Wednesday afternoon. The many friends of the family sincerely hope she may recover.

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PROMINENT LADY DEAD.

Died in Dawson After a Brief Illness of Paralysis.

Mrs. E. P. Garner, aged 67 years, died at the family home in Dawson yesterday morning at 9:40 after a brief illness following a stroke of paralysis. The deceased was a daughter of the late Capt. Gill, who was for many years one of the county’s best known citizens. She is survived by her husband, and five children, James Garner, Mrs. Lee Holliday, Mrs. Vick Lawrence and Miss Carrie Garner of Dawson, and Ed Garner of Ringling, Okla., and by two sisters, Mrs. Joe Woodard of Jester and Mrs. J. L. Cox of Corsicana, and one brother, J. l. Gill of Dallas. The funeral took place this afternoon at 2 o’clock and was largely attended.

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DAWSON NEWS.
(The Dawson Herald.)

Mrs. E. P. Garner Dead.

Mrs. Marietta Garner, wife of E. P. Garner passed away at her home in Dawson Monday morning at 9:40 o’clock, after having had an attack of paralysis some ten days before. During the time since the attack she was in a very serious condition and semi-consciousness most of the time. However she was thought to be improving until Friday. We understand she had several strokes of paralysis-----January 12th, which was ----------.

Mrs. Garner had reached the age of 67 years, 6 months and 20 days, having been born July 30, 1954. She came to Texas with her parents from-----when she was four years of age on August 21, 1873. She was married to E. P. Garner. To this union ----children were born, five of which survive, as follows: J. G. Garner, Mrs. Laura Holiday, Miss Carrie Garner, Minnie Lawrence of this place, and E. C. Garner of Ringling, Oklahoma. All of the children were present at the time of her death except E. C., who arrived in time for the funeral. Mrs. Garner was a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, she having been ---in childhood. She was a faithful follower of her Master----unassuming and admired by all who knew her.

Funeral service was held at the Cumberland church Tuesday afternoon at----conducted by Rev. A. A. -----assisted by Rev. J. T. Mc----which a large number followed her to the Dawson cemetery where it was laid to rest to wait resurrection.

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Henderson Washington “Uncle Pat” Patterson
Feb 4, 1842 - Sep 25, 1922

DAWSON NEWS.
(The Dawson Herald.)

H. W. Patterson Passes Away

Our town was sadden Monday morning when the report gained circulation that one of our oldest and most highly esteemed citizens, H. W. Patterson, had died at his home that morning at 12:30 o’clock, after having been confined to his bed only a few days. Uncle Pat (as he was familiarly known) had been in feeble health for some two years, but was able to visit among his neighbors, in which he took a great pleasure, and walk around in his immediate vicinity up until a few days before his death.

Mr. Patterson ws born in Alabama, and had reached the ripe old age of 80 years, 7 months and 21 days. He came to Texas in 1877, settling at Prairie Lee, in Caldwell county, thence to Dawson in 1900. He was married to Miss Margaret Ann Norman in Alabama on Jan. 13, 1869, and to the union six children were born, four of whom are living, as follows: W. M. Patterson, Mrs. R. P. Morter and Miss Lillie Patterson, of Dawson, and T. E. Patterson, of Hillsboro, all of whom, together with his wife, were present at the time of his death. Uncle Pat was a member of the Methodist church, he having been converted and joined that church some 22 years ago. He spent four years in the Confederate army fighting for his Southland.

The funeral service was held at the Methodist church Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock, conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, of Corsicana, assisted by Revs. Clark, Young and McKeown, of this city, and Rev. Foster of Hillsboro, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery.

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Margaret Ann (Norman) Patterson
Nov 19, 1849 - May 19, 1931

Aged Resident of Dawson Community Buried Wednesday.

DAWSON, May 22.—Mrs. M. A. Patterson, aged 81 years, native of Mississippi, and resident of this community for the past 31 years, died Tuesday after an extended illness and the funeral was held Wednesday with interment in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, W. M. Patterson, Dawson, and T. F. Patterson, Hillsboro; two daughters, Mrs. R. P. Morter and Miss Lillie Patterson, both of Dawson; one brother, Z. P. Norman, San Antonio; and one sister, Mrs. W. H. Young, Hillsboro.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 22, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henderson Washington “Uncle Pat” Patterson married Jan. 13, 1869 d/o Thomas Norman (Sister-Emma (Norman) Young buried in Hillsboro City Cemetery, Hillsboro, Tx.

Margaret (Lewis) Roberts
Dec 11, 1919 - Oct 15, 2016
 
Margaret Lewis Roberts died peacefully at her daughter's home on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Woodway. She was born Dec. 11, 1919, to Ann Word Lewis and Harry Fairchild Lewis of Waco.
She graduated from Waco High School and attended Baylor University and Texas University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
In 1941 Margaret married Jerry Bing Roberts of Port Arthur, where they resided until Jerry joined the Armed Forces. When he returned after several years in the South Pacific, they settled in Waco and built their home on Arroyo Rd., which was in those days ranch land.
Gulf Oil Corp., his employer, transferred the family to various cities in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, where she enjoyed each new home and became involved in church, civic, and political activities. Retirement brought them back to Corsicana where the Rotary Club named Margaret a Paul Harris Fellow in Jerry's memory because of his accomplishments.
Margaret had a passion for travel which took her all over the world. In 2003 she returned to live in Waco to be near her daughter, Lucinda Peeples, and her grandson, Chip. She was able to return to her childhood church of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and once again became active in Waco activities.
She is survived by her daughter and grandson; a niece in Toluca Lake, California and four nephews in Georgetown, South Carolina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Christ Church Waco, held in the Eagle Academy School Chapel, 6125 Bosque Blvd., Waco.
The family wishes to thank Kim with Home Instead Senior Care and Southern Care Hospice for their loving care and Al Joslin for his gift of music, both singing and playing the piano, and special friendship. The family also wishes to thank the priests of Christ Church Waco and St. Alban's for their time in prayer and ministry. Also, for the many friends who visited. We will all miss her energy, good spirit and optimism.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.
Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey

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Leonard Ray Sanders
Jul 24, 1942 - Oct 20, 2016

Leonard Ray Sanders, 74, of Frost, Texas went home to the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 with family by his side.

He was born on July 24, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas; parents Ray and Doris Sanders.

He married Sandra Shear Sanders on June 18, 1977.

He was preceded in death by father, Ray Sanders and sister, GayLynn Eubanks.

Leonard is survived by his wife Sandi Sanders; his mother, Doris Sanders; his children, Brent Sanders and wife Paula, Dan Whisenand, Paul Whisenand and wife Darla, and Wendy Whisenand; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He served in the Texas Army National Guard. He was retired and an active member of Emmett Church and his community.

Leonard was known by all to be friendly, unselfish, and a good neighbor, always there to help and encourage anyone and everyone. He loved the Lord, his family and his church family.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Emmett Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to "Operation Christmas Child Fund" Emmett Church, c/o Reva Moore, 3339 NW CR 4300, Frost, Texas 76641, or a favorite charity.

Leonard touched many lives and will be missed by loved ones, friends and his many four-legged companions.

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Leonard Ray Sanders, 74, of Frost, Texas went home to the Lord on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 with family by his side.

He was born on July 24, 1942 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas; parents Ray and Doris Sanders.

He married Sandra Shear Sanders on June 18, 1977.

He was preceded in death by father, Ray Sanders and sister, GayLynn Eubanks.

Leonard is survived by his wife Sandi Sanders; his mother, Doris Sanders; his children, Brent Sanders and wife Paula, Dan Whisenand, Paul Whisenand and wife Darla, and Wendy Whisenand; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren.

He served in the Texas Army National Guard. He was retired and an active member of Emmett Church and his community.

Leonard was known by all to be friendly, unselfish, and a good neighbor, always there to help and encourage anyone and everyone. He loved the Lord, his family and his church family.

The Celebration of Life will be held at Emmett Church at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to "Operation Christmas Child Fund" Emmett Church, c/o Reva Moore, 3339 NW CR 4300, Frost, Texas 76641, or a favorite charity.

Leonard touched many lives and will be missed by loved ones, friends and his many four-legged companions.

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Linda Jean (Hutson) Meredith
Jun 11, 1940 - Sep 27, 2016
 
Linda Jean Meredith was called home to the Lord on Sept. 27, 2016.
Beloved wife of Dale D. Meredith; dear mother to daughters Sarah E. Meredith and Laura (Brian) Geiger, and son Timothy J. (Sophie) Neal; doting grandmother to Abigail, Augustus and Isaac Geiger and Emily Neal.
Jean, of Corsicana, and Dale, of Odin, Illinois made their home in Amherst, New York, where he is emeritus professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo and pastor of University Baptist Church of Getzville, New York.
She graduated from Mildred High School, Sam Huston State University, and Iowa State University. Jean was vital to the University Baptist Church of Getzville, New York, and its ministries where she was a founding member. Her devotion to the Christmas and Easter plays and Vacation Bible School over the past 28 years was well known, and those special activities touched the lives of hundreds of children.
In addition, Jean spent countless hours helping international students as Baptist Campus Minister at University of Buffalo, as well as helping refugee families that came to Buffalo. She welcomed everyone into her home and her life, and her greatest honor was to be known as "Grandma Jean" to all those whose lives she had touched.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents Enos and Opal Hutson.
She is survived by brothers David (Virginia) and Earle (Amy), a sister Susan (John) Bell, nieces, nephews, and many friends around the world.
Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Jean's life at Mildred Baptist Church, 5502 S Hwy 287, Corsicana, TX, Saturday, November 12 at 11am with lunch and visiting time immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the University Baptist Church, 790 Dodge Road, Getzville, NY 14068 for Grandma Jean Scholarship fund for refugees.

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Charlton "Chuck" Terry Warren
July 13, 1962 - Nov 1, 2016
 
Charlton "Chuck" Terry Warren, 53, was born July 13, 1962 and passed away Nov. 1, 2016.
Chuck went to be with his Lord and Savior after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He leaves behind his parents, Pat and Larry Warren; sister, Tina Traylor; brother, Brian Warren and grandfather, Square Warren.
Private services will be held on Nov. 6, 2016.
Many thanks to those who provided the family with transportation and support for the last two years.
"God is real, Jesus is risen; Give all the glory and praise to God."
These were Chucks favorite words on a daily basis.

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Willie Mae Curry
abt 1935 - Oct 31, 2016

Willie Mae Curry, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at Trisun Care Center.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at Scott Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 at Second Mission Baptist Church where Paul Redic serves as pastor. Pastor Samson Wilson officiating and Rev. L.L. Polk, Sr., eulogist.
Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home.

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Margaret Lewis Roberts died peacefully at her daughter's home on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, in Woodway. She was born Dec. 11, 1919, to Ann Word Lewis and Harry Fairchild Lewis of Waco.
She graduated from Waco High School and attended Baylor University and Texas University, where she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.
In 1941 Margaret married Jerry Bing Roberts of Port Arthur, where they resided until Jerry joined the Armed Forces. When he returned after several years in the South Pacific, they settled in Waco and built their home on Arroyo Rd., which was in those days ranch land.
Gulf Oil Corp., his employer, transferred the family to various cities in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma, where she enjoyed each new home and became involved in church, civic, and political activities. Retirement brought them back to Corsicana where the Rotary Club named Margaret a Paul Harris Fellow in Jerry's memory because of his accomplishments.
Margaret had a passion for travel which took her all over the world. In 2003 she returned to live in Waco to be near her daughter, Lucinda Peeples, and her grandson, Chip. She was able to return to her childhood church of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and once again became active in Waco activities.
She is survived by her daughter and grandson; a niece in Toluca Lake, California and four nephews in Georgetown, South Carolina.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Christ Church Waco, held in the Eagle Academy School Chapel, 6125 Bosque Blvd., Waco.
The family wishes to thank Kim with Home Instead Senior Care and Southern Care Hospice for their loving care and Al Joslin for his gift of music, both singing and playing the piano, and special friendship. The family also wishes to thank the priests of Christ Church Waco and St. Alban's for their time in prayer and ministry. Also, for the many friends who visited. We will all miss her energy, good spirit and optimism.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Shriners Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.

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Emily Kay (Beavers) McMullen
Feb 27, 1958 - Oct 8, 2016
 
Emily B. McMullen, 58, of Blooming Grove passed away Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2016, at her residence. Born Feb. 27, 1958 in Houston, Emily was the daughter of Jack Dudley and Dorothy Mae (Hamilton) Beavers.
After graduating from Tomball High School in 1976, she went on to receive her Masters degree in Management Information Systems from Texas Tech in 1982. From there, Emily built a successful career as an IT programmer at AT&T and later AAFES.
On April 10, 1994, Emily was united in marriage with Bert McMullen and resided in Carrollton. For the last eight years, the couple has lived in Blooming Grove.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Jack and Dorothy Beavers.
Survivors include her loving husband of 22 years, Bert McMullen; two children, Sean McMullen and wife, Amber, and Jen McMullen, both of Austin; two grandchildren, Katie and Maddie and all her four legged family.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors Chapel in Hillsboro with Rev. Amy Anderson of Line Street United Methodist Church officiating.
In lieu of flowers, Emily requested that donations be made to Hill County Paw Pals, P. O. Box 1533, Hillsboro, TX 76645.

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Beverly Ann (Rockett) Smith
Jan 20, 1943 - Oct 18, 2016
 
Beverly Ann Smith, born Jan. 20, 1943 in Corcoran, California as Beverly Ann Rockett, she was called to her Heavenly Father on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The town of Rockett in Ellis County, was named after Beverly's great grandfather.
As a child of a military father, Beverly traveled and lived in various places. She came to Corsicana as a teenager and met Johnny Smith and married at 16. Beverly and Johnny lived in Corsicana for the first few years of their marriage until Johnny got a job at The Dallas Morning News. They made Dallas their home until 1985.
From 1985 to 2016, they returned back to Corsicana and made it their retirement home. They were married for 56 years.
Beverly thoroughly enjoyed cooking and had a deep passion for china painting and arts and crafts. People that knew Beverly knew she could paint or make anything. She was also an excellent Sunday School Teacher and Substitute Teacher with Lancaster ISD.
She could grow anything from a glorious Snowball bush to an Apricot tree as she had a deep passion for gardening. Her yard was always immaculate. Before Beverly became bed-bound, she swam daily at the Corsicana YMCA.
Beverly was preceded in death by her parents Mac and Alice Rockett and her husband Johnny Mac Smith.
Beverly is survived by her daughter, Kimberly Smith of Irving and Matthew Smith of Corsicana.
No services are scheduled.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Thad Ozell Watts, Jr.
Nov 28, 1955 - Oct 5, 2016

Thad Ozell Watts, Jr., 60, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at the Salvation Army church with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.
Corley Funeral Home.

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David Wayne Bird, Sr.
Feb 28, 1940 - Oct 13, 2016

David Wayne Bird Sr. Passed away Thursday October 13, 2016 at his home in Barry , Texas. He was a Vietnam Veteran who serviced in the U.S. Army for 10 years. While serving in the military he received his diesel mechanic certification. He was a diesel mechanic for 42 years.
He loved to fish and enjoyed fishing with Grandkids .
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Marlene Bird, Son David Wayne Bird Jr., wife, Leticia Bird, daughters, Ruby Jean Smith, Glenda Kay Hyde, husband Edward Hyde, Norma Bridget Woodall, husband Brandon Woodall.
He has Eight Grandchildren and 15 Great Grandchildren.
Papa is loved by his family . Rest in Peace Pops.
Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. David Wayne Bird, Sr., 76, of Barry passed away on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born on February 28, 1940 in Houston, Texas to Mervin and Sybil Dalton Bird.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carol Foxworth and brothers, Mervin and Curtis Bird.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Bird of Barry; daughters, Bridget Anderson Woodall and husband Mark of Barry, Jean Smith of Clute, and Glenda Hyde and husband Dino of Freeport; son, David Bird, Jr. and wife Letty of Marble Falls; grandchildren, Ginger Dahse and husband John of Lake Jackson, Shane Vandergrifft and wife Shelly of Freeport, Jesse Dyson and husband Derek of Clute, Lawrence Vandergrifft and wife Miriam of Clute, Angela LaFevor and husband Brian of Nashville, TN, Edward Hyde, Jr. of Freeport, Christopher Bird and wife Whitney Carver of Barry, and Stephanie Cheshier and husband Kevin of Palestine; fifteen great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild on the way.
Mr. Bird was cremated at his wish, and no public services are planned at this time.

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Bettie (Owen) Barlow
Apr. 15, 1870 - Mar. 7, 1943

MRS. BETTIE BARLOW DIED SUDDENLY AT HOME LAST NIGHT

Mrs. Bettie Barlow, age 73 years, died suddenly at her home on North Highway 75 Sunday night.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Tuesday morning from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home, Revs. C. W. Pittman and W. S. Fisher, Methodist ministers, will officiate. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Mississippi, Mrs. Barlow came to Texas in 1881, settling near Corsicana and has lived here since that time.

Surviving are her husband, C. B. Barlow, Corsicana, five sons, T. C. Barlow, Corsicana; C. T. Barlow, Corsicana; H. B. Barlow, Tupelo; M. B. Barlow, Corsicana; Leroy Barlow, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. M. E. Sikes, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie Robinson, Powell; Mrs. P. H. Pate, Emhouse; Mrs. William Robinson, Dallas; Mrs. Julia Mann, Corsicana; a brother, R. R. Owen, Corsicana; three sisters, Mrs. T. C. Oneal, Emhouse; Mrs. A. B. Richards, Emhouse; Mrs. Julia DeRusha, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Funeral Services Mrs. Bettie Barlow Tuesday Morning

Funeral services for Mrs. Bettie Barlow, age 73 years, who died at her home Sunday night, were held Tuesday morning at 10:30 from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home, Rev. C. W. Pittman and W. S. Fisher officiated. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, five sons, five daughters, a brother, three sisters and other relatives.

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Charles B. Barlow
May 5, 1853 - Mar 21, 1943

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. B. BARLOW WERE HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for C. B. Barlow, age 87 years, who died at his home on North Highway 75 Sunday night, were held Monday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home. Rev. C. W. Pittman conducted the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. M. E. Sikes, Corsicana; Mrs. Nettie Robison, Dallas; Mrs. Price Pate, Emhouse; Mrs. William Robinson, Powell; Mrs. J. C. Marr, Corsicana; six sons, T. C. Barlow, C. T. Barlow, D. H. Barlow, M. B. Barlow, Leroy Barlow, and Barlow, Corsicana; a step-brother, Tom Vyers, Emhouse and other relatives.

Mrs. Barlow preceded him in death just two weeks ago.

A resident of Navarro county practically all of his life, he was well known.

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Mary M. (Jones) Browning-Wooten
Nov 4, 1847 - Jan 23, 1923

Died Here Yesterday.

Mrs. Mary Wooten, widow of the late W. R. Wooten, died yesterday afternoon at 6:30 at the home of John F. Byrd, her son-in-law, 1205 West Eleventh avenue, aged 78 years, and the remains were interred in the Eureka Cemetery this afternoon.

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Tiny B. Petty
May 9, 1919 - Sep 10, 1924

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TINY B. PETTY THIS AFTERNOON

LITTLE CHILD ALMOST INSTANTLY KILLED WHEN HIT BY AUTOMOBILE

Funeral services for Tiny B. Petty, 5 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Petty, of Mildred, who was accidently killed by a moving automobile late Wednesday, were held at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Petty, 316 West Seventh avenue, at 1:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The body was taken to Eureka where it was interred in the cemetery there following a brief service at the grave.

Beside her parents, Tiny B., is survived by one sister, Marion, 10; three brothers, Johnnie, 9; Chester, 8; and Warren 6. She is also survived by her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Petty, Corsicana; Mr. and Mrs. John Grace, of Chatfield, and several aunt, uncles and cousins.

The accident occurred when the child was crossing the street. It had followed the older children to the Navarro Ice company’s plant on South Twelfth who had gone to purchase ice and was returning to the grandparents home on the other side of the avenue.

Claud Brewer, negro, driver of the car, was proceeding westward on Seventh avenue, when according to eye witnesses the child slowed its steps as a big truck dashed ahead, and walked towards the curb and was hit. After the car passed over its body and was brought to a stop the injured child got up and walked to the north curb and fell.

People from nearby porches hurriedly gathered to the scene. When assistance arrived the negro was picking the child up. It was placed in the car and the negro drove to a downtown doctor’s office where medical aid was given. Death came about 45 minutes later. The body was badly crushed by the heavy wheels, and injuries were sustained about the neck and shoulders.

Brewer later surrendered to officers and spend the night in jail. Formal charges of murder were lodged against him early today. He made bond in the sum of $2,000.

The negro appeared almost prostrated with grief as he left the jail, his features were worn and haggard, his hair disheveled, and he was busy wiping away the tears that flowed constantly down his cheeks.

Petty for the past five years has been employed as a pumper for the Magnolia Petroleum company. The family had driven in to town to have supper with the grandparents, visit the show and return home last night. The fatal accident took place in plain view of the mother, grandmother and other members of the family within thirty minutes after their arrival.

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Henry Dewilder Mahoney
Aug 1, 1841 - Sep 16, 1924

H. D. Mahoney Died in Houston County

H. D. Mahoney, age 83, died suddenly last night at the home of his son, G. M. Mahoney in Ratcliff, Houston county.

The remains will arrive here Wednesday morning at 7 o’clock over the Cotton Belt and will be taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Greenlee, 1525 West Collin street.

Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery and the remains will be taken from the home of Mrs. Greenlee at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. W. Greenlee of Corsicana, Mrs. Sallie P. Manning of Waco, Mrs. B. F. Stroder of Fort Worth, Mrs. W. T. Stockton of Kerens and two sons, G. M. of Ratcliff and S. C. Mahoney of Erath county.

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Remains Interred At Eureka Today

The remains of Capt. H. D. Mahony, who died in Houston county Monday night, reached here this morning and were taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W. Greenlee on West Collin street. The funeral services were held there by Rev. E. P. Kennedy, after which the Masons took remains to Eureka, where interment took place beside those of his wife who was buried there a number of years ago.

The deceased lived in that community for many years, and was greatly esteemed by all who knew him. The deceased was a Confederate veteran, and a Virginia gentleman of the old school. He had a kind heart, bright mind and polished manners, and was at all times a most agreeable companion, and all who knew him will cherish memories of their association with him.

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Mary C. (Johnson) Owens
Apr 11, 1850 - Jul 21, 1924

Died Yesterday Afternoon.

Mrs. Mary Owens, aged 74 years, died at her home 317 South Fourth street at 5 p.m. yesterday, and the remains were interred at Eureka this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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Robert Hildrus Petty
Jan 11, 1920 - Jan 13, 1924

Remains Interred at Eureka.

Robert H. Petty, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Petty, died at the family home, 1413 Summit avenue, Saturday night, and the remains were interred in the Eureka cemetery Sunday afternoon, with many friends here and of Eureka attending.

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Robert Roy Petty
Feb 27, 1900 - May 10, 1931

EUREKA

EUREKA, March 19.—(Spl)—Roy Petty was buried here last week.

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NATIVE OF COUNTY DIED TUESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

Robert Roy Petty, aged 31, native of Navarro county, and resident of Navarro, died in the Physicians and Surgeons hospital about 6:45 Tuesday morning after an illness of about a week with pneumonia.

Funeral services will be held from the Eureka Methodist church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with Rev. I. R. Durwood conducting the services.

The deceased is survived by his wife, and five children; his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Petty, and four sisters, three brothers, four half-sisters and one half-brother.

His father, more than 80 years old, is reported to be the first white child born in Navarro county.

Sutherland Funeral Home will direct the funeral.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR ROBERT ROY PETTY

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Eureka Methodist Church at 2 o’clock for Robert Petty, 31, native of Navarro county, who died Tuesday morning in the P. and S. hospital at 6:15 after a week’s illness with pneumonia. Interment was made in the
Eureka cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. I. R. Darwood of Eureka.

Surviving are his wife, five children, parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Petty, Eureka; four sisters, three brothers, and four half-sisters and one half-brother.

His father, more than 80 years old, is reported to be the first white child born in Navarro county.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland Funeral Home.

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William Cecil “Bill” Clements, Jr.
Jun 20, 1878 - Oct 3, 1958

W. C. Clements Fatally Hurt Late Friday

William Cecil (Bill) Clements, 80, retired ginner, of Eureka was fatally injured Friday at 6:45 p.m. when his automobile was involved in a collision with another vehicle nine miles southeast of Corsicana on U. S. Highway 287. Joe Lord, 38, of 1615 Magnolia ave., is in the Navarro Clinic but his injuries are not regarded as critical.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Jimmy Mobley, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor of the First Methodist church here, formerly pastor of the Eureka church.

Pallbearers will be J. R. Hagler, W. M. Montgomery, Billy David Denbow, Bobby Denbow, Deanie Montgomery and Johnny Clements, all grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Clements’ death is the fourteenth fatality in Navarro county for 1958.

Marshall Couch, highway patrolman, investigated. Clements, operating a 1952 Chevrolet, was reported traveling in an easterly direction and his car apparently slipped off the pavement which was wet and slippery, turned sideways and skidded into the 1955 Ford traveling in a westerly direction, driven by Lord. Both motorists were alone.

The Chevrolet was demolished and the Ford was damaged an estimated $800.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; a son, Herbert Clements, Longview; seven daughters, Mrs. Buck Montgomery and Mrs. Don Chandler, both of Eureka; Mrs. Dean Redfern, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. John Grammer, Dallas; Mrs. O. D. Montgomery and Mrs. R. M. Hagler, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. E. C. Denbow, Ennis; mother, Mrs. Lizzie Clements, Longview; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; eight brothers, Homer Clements, California; Roy, Charlie, Louis, Pellum, and Soland Clements all of Plainview; Melvin Clements, Montgomery, Ala., and Jubert Clements, Lubbock; two sisters, Miss Bettie Clements, Plainview and Mrs. Hattie Sparks, and other relatives.

Clements was pronounced dead on arrival in a Corley ambulance at the Navarro clinic.

Clements was a native of Grape Creek, Navarro county.

He was residing in Texas City several years ago and narrowly escaped death in the explosions and fires there. The family returned to Eureka to reside.

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W. C. Clements Rites Sunday

Funeral rites for William Cecil (Bill) Clements, 80, retired Eureka ginner, victim of a traffic mishap, who was dead on arrival at Navarro Clinic Friday night, were held Sunday at 2:30 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. Jimmy Mobley, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Ted Spencer, associate pastor of the First Methodist church, formerly pastor of the Eureka congregation.

A native of Grape Creek Community near Navarro, Clements moved to Texas City after his retirement several years ago, later returning to Eureka following the Texas City explosions and fires.

Clements was driving a 1952 Chevrolet in an easterly direction on U. S. Highway 287 when it apparently skidded off the wet pavement and then struck sideways a 1955 Ford traveling in a westerly direction and driven by Joe Lord of Corsicana, Marshall Couch, patrolman, reported.

Clements and Lord were rushed to the Navarro Clinic where Clements was pronounced dead on arrival. Lord was still a patient at the clinic Monday and his condition is not regarded as critical.

The death of Clements is the fourteenth traffic fatality in Navarro county in 1958.

The Chevrolet driven by the victim was demolished and the Ford was damaged $800.

Surviving are his wife of Eureka; a son, Herbert Clements, Longview; seven daughters, Mrs. Buck Montgomery and Mrs. Don Chandler, both of Eureka; Mrs. Dean Radfern, Mt. Pleasant; Mrs. John Grammer, Dallas; Mrs. O. D. Montgomery and Mrs. R. M. Hagler both of Corsicana, and Mrs. C. A. Denbow, Ennis; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, mother, Mrs. Lizzie Clements, Plainview; eight brothers, Homer Clements, California; Charlie, Roy, Louis, Pellum and Solan Clements, all of Plainview; Melvin Clements, Montgomery, Ala., and Jubert Clements, Lubbock; two sisters, Miss Bettie Clements, Lubbock; and Mrs. Hattie Sparks, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were J. R. Hagler, W. M. Montgomery, Billy David Denbow, Bobbie Denbow, Deanie Montgomery and Johnny Clements, all grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 6, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Florence (McCallum) Clements married Oct. 31, 1897 buried in Providence cemetery 2nd wife Harriet Ophelia “Hattie” (Peacock) Wilkinson-Clements s/o William Cecil Clements, Sr. & Elizabeth B. “Lizzie” (Weaver) Clements

Harriet Ophelia “Hattie” (Peacock) Wilkinson-Clements
Nov 30, 1883 - Oct 11, 1961

Mrs. Clements Rites Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie O. Clements, who died in Dallas Wednesday, will be held from the McCammon Chapel Friday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Eureka cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Mrs. Clements was the widow of the late W. C. Clements and resided in the Eureka community prior to moving to Dallas three years ago.

Surviving are three sons, Dayton, Robbie and Trig Wilkinson, all of Dallas; a brother, Will Peacock, Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Aubrey Hinshaw, Aaron Montgomery, Edgar Frame, Roy Southard, Vivian Bell, Olen Castles and Lloyd Land.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 12, 1951
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Robert M. Wilkinson married Aug. 16, 1903 2nd husband William Cecil “Bill” Clements, Jr. d/o Alexander Franklin “Alex” Peacock & Mary Adeline (Hill) Peacock

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Hold Services Mrs. Clements

Final rites for Mrs. Hattie Clements, 78, long-time resident and native of Eureka, who died in
Dallas Wednesday, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. She was the widow of the late W. C. Clements.

The services were conducted by Rev. A. J. Wormwood, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery. She was a Methodist.

Mrs. Clements had been ill for some time.

Surviving are three sons, Trigg N., Robert A. and Dayton C. Wilkinson, all of Dallas; a brother, Will Peacock, Corsicana; two grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Aubrey Hinshaw, Aaron Montgomery, Edgar Frame, Roy Southard, Vivian Bell, Olen Castles and Lloyd Land.

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Mary Bell (Turner) Easley
May 12, 1854 - Jul 19, 1920

In Loving Memory of Mrs. Mary Belle Easley.

On the morning of July 19th, 1920, the Death Angel knocked at the door of F. W. Easley and took from them a loving wife and mother. All was done that loving hands could do. Oh, it was a pleasure to be with her for she was always cheerful and trying to make everyone happy around her. She suffered for five long years. Weep not, dear husband and children for she is at rest now. God saw fit to come and take her where she would not suffer any more. Oh, it seemed so hard to give her up, but God know best. The dear home will be so lonely without her. We must all be prepared to meet her in that sweet home above. She was sixty-four old when God saw fit to relieve her from her suffering and pain.

She was laid to rest in the Eureka cemetery. She has left behind her a husband and eight grown children and lots of relatives and friends to mourn her death, the children are: Mr. Jim and Mr. Willie Easley, Mrs. Jim Moore, Mrs. Charley Finley, Mrs. Frank Stokes, Mrs. Jim Visey, Mrs. Mattie Walker, Mrs. Charley Mock.

The funeral service was held at the Eureka cemetery, conducted by Rev. Phillips of Mildred. A large procession paid their last sad regrets and many beautiful flowers covered her resting place. Weep not dear children. Walk the path your mother did and some day you will meet her in that bright and beautiful home where there will be no more sad partings.

Written by her granddaughters:

MRS. MATTIE SMITH,
MRS. ESTILL CREASY,
MRS. KATIE THOMAS.

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INFANT DAUGHTER Watkins
abt. Jan 1917 - Mar 16, 1917

infant Died This Morning.

The two-months-old infant of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Watkins, who live three miles east of here, died last night and the remains were interred at Eureka this afternoon.

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Hubert C. Wilson
Aug 20, 1887 - Apr 5, 1915

In Memoriam.

On Monday night, April 5th, 1915, the Death Angel descended from heaven and took for his victim Hubert C. Wilson. Weep not, dear father, brothers and sister, we know it was hard to give him up and that your burdens seem greater than you can bear your burden. Let us all try to live to meet Hubert in the sweet bye-and-bye where there will be no more heartaches, tears and sad good-byes.

Just pause for one moment, draw back the veil of obscurity and behold a beautiful garden of lily white roses, intermingled with innocent budding in all its purity and loveliness; this is the garden whose gardener is God and where full blown and budding roses are transplanted by his own hands, here it is that sadness was brought into the home of hearts by the transplanting of a precious bloom into the garden of love. All was done that loving hands could do, but alas, it was in vain, for God thought best to take him home. His remains were laid to rest in the Eureka cemetery amid the tears of friends and loved ones. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. L. Patterson of Eureka.

Thou art gone, my precious Hubert,
Nevermore will I see thy face,
But I’ll join thee o’er the river,
In that happy dwelling place.
Long, long will we miss thee, Hubert,
Long, long days for thee we’ll weep,
And through many nights of sorrow
Memory will his vigils keep.

One Who Loved Him.

Eureka, Texas, April 8, 1915.

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Narcissa Carolyn (Hardman) Megarity
Mar 4, 1844 - Nov 11, 1913

Died.

Mrs. Narcissus Megairty, widow of Mr. J. A. Megarity, died this afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. P. Little, at Pleasant Grove, three miles west of Corsicana. Mrs. Megarity suffered a stroke of paralysis about three months ago and has been in feeble health since. Her husband died some two years ago and one daughter, Mrs. T. P. Little, is the only surviving member of the family. The remains will be laid to rest tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock in the Hamilton cemetery. Rev. M. K. Little, presiding elder of the Dublin district, will conduct the funeral.

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James Archabald Megarity
Jun 22, 1839 - Sep 22, 1911

More Serious Than Anticipated.

The injuries received by Mr. J. A. Megarity in the runaway accident yesterday, mention of which was made in these columns, proved to be more serious than were at first anticipated. In addition to the scalp wounds and bruises the unfortunate man sustained a fracture of a vertebra of the spinal column and the attending physicians entertain no hope of his recovery, and express the fear that he will not live more than twenty-four hours at most. He was taken to his home in the Pleasant Grove community late yesterday afternoon and has been in the constant care of physicians and a nurse since the accident.

Mr. Megarity is an old and highly esteemed citizen, and expressions of regret at the misfortune that has befallen him are to be heard on every hand.

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Died This Morning.

After lingering since just after noon Wednesday last, Mr. J. A. Megarity died this morning at 8 o’clock as a result of the injuries sustained in the runaway accident heretofore mentioned in these columns, death occurring at his home in the Pleasant Grove community, two miles southwest of this city. Interment will take place in the Hamilton cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock.

The deceased came to Texas from Georgia in 1872 and has been a resident here continuously since that time. He was a quiet and unobtrusive, but most excellent citizen, and by good management and industry had accumulated a nice competency. He is survived by his wife and one child, Mrs. T. P. Little, and four grandchildren and one great-grandchild, as well as other relatives.

The county has lost a most excellent citizen, the community a good neighbor and the sad accident that cost his life is greatly deplored on every hand.

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Henrietta (Megarity) Little
Nov 29, 1866 - Jul 11, 1953

Mrs. T. P. Little Is Buried Monday

Mrs. T. P. Little, 86, pioneer Corsicana resident died in a Fort Worth hospital Saturday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 10 a.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mrs. Little was a native of Marietta, Ga., but had resided in Navarro county since childhood. She was a life-long Methodist.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Frank Dunton, Corsicana; a son, John R. Little, Iola; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

She was the mother of the late D. Alva Little of Dallas, one-time president of the Magnolia Petroleum Company.

Pallbearers were Archie Little, Arthur Little, James Alva Little, Bill Barbeck, Earl Allen and Pete Hook.

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Clara Mae Starks
Jan 5, 1912 - Oct 11, 1913

Angus News.

The death angel visited the home of my brother and took from them their little daughter, Clara Mae. It was hard to give her up, but God saw best to take her to an eternal home above where all sorrows and distress are no more. The darling baby was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery.

BOY SCOUT

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Martha Elizabeth (DeWitt) Norwood
Oct 2, 1851 - Jan 21, 1916

Died Near Angus.

Mrs. T. D. Norwood, aged 64 years, died at the family home near Angus last night and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The deceased is survived by her husband and eight grown children, six sons and two daughters.

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In Memoriam.

On January 21, 1916 the death angel visited the home of Mr. T. D. Norwood and took from them their darling wife and mother. Weep not dear husband and children, she is dead, but she is asleep with Jesus. She can not come back to us, but we can go to her. We ought to all be prepared to meet her in that Great Beyond. The remains were laid to rest at the Hamilton cemetery. There was a large crowd to follow the body to the last resting place.

As we gather around the fire side,
And watch each smiling face;
Our hearts fill with emotion,
To see the vacant place.

We may strive to hide our longing,
In the midst of mirth and fun;
But we can’t help thinking,
Of the loved and absent one.

The darling one has left us,
The one we loved so well;
There’s a place in our home,
That never can be filled.

Written by one who loved her.

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Theodore Dubose Norwood
Feb 23, 1847 - Dec 3, 1924

Retreat Man Called By Death Last Night.

T. D. Norwood, aged 77 years, and for many years a highly esteemed citizen of Navarro county, died last night at the home of his son-in-law, R. M. Holly, in the Retreat community, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon in the presence of a large attendance. Surviving the deceased are a number of grown children.

The funeral services at the home were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway of Blooming Grove, and members of the Masonic lodge of Rice conducted the services at the grave.

The children surviving the deceased are Mrs.
R. M. Holly, Mrs. G. E. Pryor, S. A. Norwood, J. E. Norwood and C. T. Norwood of Retreat, G. W. Norwood of Humble and R. Ce. Norwood of Ennis.

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In Memory of T. D. Norwood.

Bro. T. D. Norwood, the subject of this sketch, was born in Thomasville, Ala., Feb. 23, 1847. He died Dec. 3, 1924, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. M. Holly in the Retreat community, Corsicana, Texas.

He was married about 57 years ago to Miss Martha Dewitt. To this union eight children were born. One child and one companion had preceded father and husband into eternity.

Bro. Norwood came to Texas in 1895 with his family, and lived in the community in which he died principally until his death.

About 55 years ago he professed faith in Christ and identified himself with the Baptist church. Later he was ordained a deacon. He was a faithful member of Cedar Creek church when the end came.

Seven children survive the deceased as follows: Five sons—S. A. Norwood, J. E. Norwood and C. T. Norwood of Retreat; G. W. Norwood, Humble, Texas; R. C. Norwood, Ennis, Texas, and two daughters, Mrs. R. M. Holly, Retreat, and Mrs. G. E. Pryor, Purdon, Texas. Also 28 grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Bro. Norwood was loved by all who knew him, and highly esteemed as a Christian gentleman and loyal citizen.

He was devoted to his duty. To his children, he was a loving father; to his Lord an obedient servant; his church, a faithful member, and to his country, a noble countryman.

Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. R. M. Holly, a daughter.

In addition to the church, the deceased was a member of the Masonic order and the Ku Klux Klan. Both orders conducted impressive services at the grave.

The lifeless body of this old veteran of the civil war, and of the Cross of Jesus, was laid to rest beneath a beautiful flower covered mound in the Hamilton cemetery to await the resurrection of the body when Jesus shall come to claim His own.

To the bereaved ones we admonish you to “let not your hearts be troubled,” neither let them be afraid for the Lord, your Saviour has promised not to leave you comfortless, neither does He leave nor forsake those that trust Him.

Bro. Norwood gave to the world a splendid contribution in the personel of his family of children. May they and their descendants be a blessing to the world, hence a reflection of credit and honor to a worthy father.

H. B. CARRAWAY, Pastor.

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Walker Green
Apr 17, 1913 - Jul 9, 1915

In Memoriam.

Little Walker was born April 17, 1913 and departed this life July 9, 1915, being 2 years, 2 months and 22 days old.

Death has come and cast its shadow of gloom over the family and bore the innocent spirit of little Walker to a better world than this.

He was a sweet little curly-headed boy. He was stricken with congestion and only lived five days. He bore his suffering with patience, never murmuring. All was done that loving hands and skilled physicians could do but all in vain.

There is a vacant chair around the fireside and a broken link in the family circle, but loved ones, let us remember God sees best at all times. And as he had him a place prepared, he has been called home.

We heartily sympathize with the heartbroken parents. May God bless them in their hour of loneliness. Let the bereaved family and friends remember that he is at rest.

The remains were laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery July 10th.

“His life was like a flower
That budded in the garden of love,
Transplanted to a place in Heaven
To greet his loved ones above.

God help the heartbroken parents,
As they travel a world of care,
Lighten the heavy burden
Which seems too hard to bear.

Help them to realize, dear Father,
In their grief-stricken hearts today
That thou was good in giving,
And just in taking away.

Written by his aunt,

MRS. ADDIE GREEN.

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Lucy Olyve (Lawler) Green
Mar 6, 1882 - Sep 5, 1955

Mrs. Lucy Green Services Tuesday

Mrs. Lucy Green, 73, widow of the late E. L. Green, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Ingham, Route 3, early Monday morning.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Ingham; three sons, Kenneth Green, Corsicana; Hickman Green, Deer Park, and Forrest Green, Wichita Falls; a brother, Horace Lawler, Paris, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Walter North and Mrs. Rose Vance, both of Paris, Ill., and Mrs. Cecil Kuykendall, Detroit, Mich., and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

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Tuesday Services For Mrs. Green

Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Olyve Green, 73, widow of the late E. L. Green, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. R. E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church; Rev. W. T. Allmon, pastor of the Cedar Creek Baptist Church, and Rev. R. N. Parrish of Houston.

Mrs. Green died early Monday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Ingham, Route 3 Corsicana.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Ingham; three sons, Kenneth Green, Corsicana; Hickman Green, Deer Park, and Forrest Green, Wichita Falls; a brother, Horace Lawler, Paris, Ill.; three sisters, Mrs. Walter North and Mrs. Rose Vance, both of Paris, Ill., and Mrs. Cecil Kuykendall, Detroit, Mich., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Jack Megarity, J. D. Ingham, Lloyd Cox, A. C. Cox, Alva Cook and Tom Martin.

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Edgar Lee "Ed" Green
Feb 21, 1866 - Feb 28, 1936

EDGAR GREEN WAS BURIED SATURDAY HAMILTON CEMETERY

Funeral services for Edgar Green, aged 70 years, who died at his home in the Drane community Friday night at 10 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jones, Baptist minister of Streetman.

Surviving are his wife, three sons, Kenneth Green, Hickman Green, Forrest Green, all of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Ingham, Corsicana; two grandchildren, two brothers, George Green, Coolidge, and Guy Green, Lyle, Texas, and three sisters, Mrs. Emma Blair, Paris, Ill.; Mrs. Nettie Barr, Isabell, Ill., and Mrs. Callie Graham, New Brunswick, N. J.

The funeral arrangements were directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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Amanda “Mandy/Manda” (Bray) Pearson
Aug 19, 1870 - Dec 30, 1915

Obituary.

Mrs. Amanda Pearson, beloved wife of Mr. M. K. Pearson, formerly of the Retreat community, but recently of Dallas, departed this life late Thursday afternoon, Dec. 30, 1915.

For months she had been a sufferer of Brights Disease and other complications. The skill of learned physicians was employed that she might be cured, but they could only bring her temporary relief.

The tender and watchful care of her loved ones and of faithful friends brought to her bright and alert mind a peace and joy beyond comprehension and to her weakened body a comfort and rest that only loving hands could bestow.

For weeks her physical pain and unrest were such that the hearts of her dear ones and her friends who could be with her were torn with anguish. Yet she bore it all so bravely and as death drew near her sufferings grew less and at last she fell peacefully asleep in the arms of her loving Savior, whom she had worshipped for years, and to whom she went gladly when the call came, leaving her loved ones to His care, thus was the parting robbed of its awful sting.

Born August 19th, 1870 in Henderson county, Tennessee, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Matt Bray. Her youth was spent there. At the age of 17 years she was converted and joined the Missionary Baptist church, to which she remained a faithful member until her death.

She was married August 10th 1890 to Mr. M. K. Pearson of Tennessee. A few years later they moved to Texas, where they continued to reside.

To this union five children were born, three died in infancy. She is survived by her husband, a married daughter, Mrs. Ethel Lybrand and her youngest daughter, little Louise Pearson, aged 6 years.

She also leaves an aged mother, Mrs. Lovey Bray of Lexington, Tenn., one sister, Mrs. G. W. Havner of Angus, and two brothers, D. C. Bray of Angus and Zeke Bray of Lexington, Tenn., besides other relatives and a host of friends. Her father and five brothers and sisters are deceased.

She was a faithful and loving wife, a devoted mother, an affectionate relative and a true and cheerful friend.

She is gone but not forgotten. Her many deeds of kindness, her cheerful and loving ways will long be remembered. Nobly lived and peacefully died, yet deep and poignant sorrow reigns in our hearts for while we expect to meet her in the Great Beyond, we cannot but miss one whose life so closely mingled with our lives.

On Friday afternoon, Dec. 31, 1915, her body was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery, in the presence of friends and loved ones. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. C. A. Ashcraft of Corsicana. Beautiful floral offerings were placed on the new-made grave. The bereaved ones have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends in their deep grief.

The memory of her will live long in our hearts. We will yet look up and smile for we know that God is good.

Jan. 5, 1916
VIOLET.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jan 8, 1916
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Some sources say Pierson) w/o Martin Kibb Pierson/Pearson assumed d/o Madison Mathias “Mat” Bray and Laura Lavinsy “Lovie” (Mozey ?) Bray

Laura Lavinsy “Lovie” (Mozey?) Bray
Dec 18, 1835 - Jul 29, 1923

Old Angus Resident Dead.

Mrs. Lovie Bray, aged 87 years, six months and eleven days, died at 12 o’clock Saturday night at the home of her son-in-law, G. W. Havner, on North Beaton street, north of Post Oak creek, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock. Rev. H. L. Tubb officiated, and John D. Story, an old neighbor at Angus, delivered a short and appropriate funeral oration. There was a large attendance and many flowers. The deceased left two children, D. C. Bray of Angus, and Mrs. G. W. Havner of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 30, 1923
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Not sure about her name) Assumed w/o Madison Mathias “Mat” Bray d/o Alex Mozey & Nancy (Crovens) Mozey per Death certificate

David Crockett Bray
Sep 5, 1875 - Jun 18, 1956

D. C. Bray Dies Monday Evening

D. C. Bray, 81, Angus farmer died at his home Monday evening. A native of Ashville, Tenn., he had resided at Angus 55 years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue, Church of Christ and Earl Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Bray formerly was an election judge in the Angus precinct and was well-known in political circles.

Surviving are a son, T. M. Bray, Angus, a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Pitts, Corsicana; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Oscar Caffy, Walter Stewart, Fred Ware, Lowell Bonner, Otha Vaughn and Judge A. P. Mays.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 19, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Ida (Moffitt) Bray married Dec 12, 1897 2nd wife Nannie Lulu (Soape) Bray married Dec. 23, 1914 assumed s/o Madison Madison “Mat” Bray and Laura Lavinsy “Lovie” (Mozey ?) Bray

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Wednesday Rites For D. C. Bray

Funeral services for D. C. Bray, 81, Angus, who died Monday evening, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ, and Earl Craig, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

A native of Asheville, Tenn., Bray had resided at Angus for 55 years.

Surviving are a son, T. M. Bray, Angus, a daughter, Mrs. O. L. Pitts, Corsicana; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Oscar Caffy, Walter Stewart, Fred Ware, Lowell Bonner, Otha Vaughn and Judge A. P. Mays.

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Rebecca L. (Bray) Havner
Oct 10, 1870 - Dec 9, 1934

MRS. G. W. HAVNER BURIED HAMILTON CEMETERY SUNDAY

Mrs. Rebecca L. Havner, aged 64 years, wife of G. W. Havner, North Beaton street, died at the family home at 2 o’clock Sunday morning after a short illness. The funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Hamilton cemetery where interment was made. Rev. Prince conducted the rites.

The family has resided in Corsicana the past 20 years.

Surviving are her husband and a brother, G. C. Bray Angus.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 10, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o George William Havner assumed d/o Madison Madison “Mat” Bray & Laura Lavinsy “Lovie” (Mozey ?) Bray

Buna (Dunn) Havner
Dec 27, 1887 - Apr 25, 1977

Mrs. Havner

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Buna Havner, 81, resident of Corsicana, who died Monday in Athens Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include a nephew, B. D. Watson of Athens and other relatives.

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Mrs. Havner

Services will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Mrs. G. W. Havner, 89, of Corsicana, who died Monday in the Athens Memorial Hospital. Rev. Wesley A. Howard will officiate with burial in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

She was a native of Cooper and is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Hugh Fullerton, Verdell Dockery, Jim Foster, Jim Gunn, Larry Watson, B. D. Watson, Jim Hamilton and Odel Price.

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Claude Frazier
abt 1900 - Jul 3, 1917

In Memory.

On Thursday, July 3, 1917, at the sad hour of 1 o’clock the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Fraizer and claimed their only boy, Claud. Claud was 18 years of age, just blooming out in the life of manhood. He was a bright and cheerful boy and was loved by all who knew him. He leaves a mother and father and two sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss. Weep not dear parents and sisters, Claude is not dead but is asleep in Jesus and awaiting and watching for you. He has gone to prepare you a home.

He was laid to rest at the Hamilton cemetery Wednesday, the 14th. The funeral service was conducted by Rev. E. O. Williams.

As we gather around the fireside
And watch each smiling face,
Our heart fills with emotion
To see that vacant place.
Dear Claude has gone from us,
The one we loved so well;
There is a vacant place in our home
Which never can be filled.
We have lost our darling boy.
He has gone to live with Jesus
And his face is lost from view.
The one we loved so well,
But he is safe with the angels.
There to forever dwell.
No more we will hear his laughter
Or those smiles so bright to see
But without our boy, we will forever be.
Yet again we hope to meet him
On that bright eternal shore
When the cup of death and sorrow
Shall be drunk no more.
Now, he is asleep with Jesus
So we hear the angels say
Now we have his example
To lead us to him so far away.

Written by his cousin,
LULA FRAZIER.

Notes:


Effie Telitha (Manasso) Frazier
Dec 18, 1879 - Jul 21, 1957

Mrs. E. C. Frazier Services Monday

Mrs. E. C. Frazier, 77, of Mildred, died in Memorial hospital Sunday morning at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. C. O. Gunter, Methodist minister.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. J. L. Wilcox, Navarro, and Mrs. A. A. Melton, Midland; a sister, Mrs. Sophia Herrington, Meeker, Okla.; three grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. D. Burnett, Clarence Gillen, Andy Walker, V. C. Bailey, Roy Jones and Cecil Blue.

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Elige C. Frazier
Dec 15, 1872 - Apr 7, 1944

PIONEER RESIDENT PICKETT COMMUNITY DIED SUDDENLY

Funeral services for E. C. Frazier, age 72 years, who was found dead at his home in the Pickett community Thursday, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. Vernon White conducted the rites and interment was in Hamilton cemetery.

Frazier had been a resident of the Pickett community 42 years.

Surviving are his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Ione Melton and Mrs. Thelma Wilcox both of Navarro; seven grandchildren, one great grandchild and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 7, 1944
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Effie Telitha (Manasso) Frazier; s/o Isaac Thomas “Ike” Frazier & Mary E. (Smith) Frazier per death certificate

Billy Manesco
1835 - Feb 7, 1917

Pickett News.

Well, Chats, Wednesday afternoon was quite a sad one at Pickett as one of its most faithful citizens was buried, Mr. Manesco, better known as “Uncle Billy.” The farming people have lost their best friend and the Sunday school and church a most faithful worker. He loved the young people and was willing to help them in any way he could.

He was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. E. O. Williams officiated the services.

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Frank Beene
Apr 19, 1893 - Nov 27, 1920

In Memory of Frank Beene.

On Saturday morning, Nov. 27, at 6 a.m. the Death Angel visited the home of Mrs. J. V. Dawson of Wilson Oklahoma, and took from them her brother Frank, age 27 years. Frank was a kind, generous hearted boy, loved by all who knew him. He leaves a sister, two brothers and a host of other relatives to mourn his loss. He had served over year in the army and was wounded while in France. Weep not, loved ones, Frank is not dead, only transplanted in heaven where some day we can all meet him.

He was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery beside his mother and father.

We have lost our brother Frank,
He has bid us adieu;
He has gone to live with Jesus
And his face is lost from view.
He has gone from us to heaven
And the voice we love is still—
A place is vacant in the home
Which never can be filled.
He has gone to dwell with Jesus
On that bright and shining shore;
We will meet you some day, Frank,
Where we will never part no more.

Written by one who knew him.
Taft, California.

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Walter LeRoy/James Rogers
Apr 15, 1918 - Aug 16, 1918

DEATH OF BABY

Funeral Took Place On Friday Afternoon.

Walter LeRoy Rodgers, the 5-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Rogers died at their home in the Thorpe Addition on Thursday afternoon at 6 p.m. His brief life was spent in much suffering and all that loving hands and medical skill offered could not cause the little one to stay longer.

The funeral services were held at the residence Friday afternoon conducted by Rev. T. M. Estes after which the body was laid to rest in the Hamilton grave yard west of town.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 17, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o William Dudley Rogers and Frances Elizabeth “Frankie” (Womack) Rogers
  • (Death certificate says James Rogers obit says Walter LeRoy Rogers)

Anna Belle (Lackey) Followwell
1896 - Mar 7, 1917

In Memoriam.

The Death Angel visited the home of Mr. Jim Followwell and took from him his loving wife, Anna Belle Followwell, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Lackey, near Retreat community.

She was ill only a short time, her death being due to a severe case of measles.

It was hard to give her up but God saw fit to take her. She suffered, oh so much but she will never suffer on this sinful earth again.

Weep not, dear husband and parents, for she has gone to rest with God and his angels. Remember, dear parents, the Holy Book is a good guide. You will have to wait and prepare to meet her in the other world. Just think how happy you will be when each face you see.

She was laid to rest in the Hamilton Cemetery and a large crown was present.

Brother Gunter and Brother Louis held the funeral services.

Darling Anna Belle has left us,
Left us, yes, for evermore.
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore.

Thy gentle voice now is hushed,
Thy warm, true heart is still
And on thy young and innocent brow
Is resting Death’s cold chill.

Thy hands are clasped upon thy breast,
We have kissed thy lovely brow,
And in our aching hearts we know
We have our darling.

‘Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart.
‘Tis hard, so hard, to speak the words,
“We must forever part.”

Dearest loved one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave’s embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face.

We had a little treasure once,
She was our joy and pride.
We loved her, perhaps too well,
For soon she slept and died.

All is dark within our dwelling,
Lonely are our hearts today.
For the one we loved so dearly
Has passed away.

‘Tis sad that one we cherish
Should be taken from our home.
But the joys do not perish,
They live in memory alone.
All the years we’ve spent together,
All the happy, golden hours,
Shall be cherished in rememberence,
Fragrant sweets from memory’s flowers.

A precious one from us has gone.
A voice we loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which can never be filled.

--Written by her cousin, Nettie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, March 16, 1917
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James H. “Jim” Followwell married Mar. 19, 1916 d/o Robert Lee Lackey and Bell Elizabeth (Bates) Lackey

Joe Bailey Middleton
Jan 14, 1920 - Feb 8, 1946

FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE ON SUNDAY

Joe B. Middleton, aged 26 years, died in Eagle Lake Friday from injuries received in an oil field accident. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by James A. Johnson, minister of the West Side Church of Christ.

Middleton served five years in the 36th division, U. S. Army, including three years spent overseas.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. C. Middleton, Corsicana; six brothers, W. R. Middleton, Austin; J. N. Middleton, Houston; H. O. Middleton, Fort Worth; C. A., John C. and Sherman Middleton all of Corsicana; a sister Ann Middleton, Fort Worth.

Notes:

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FUNERAL HELD FOR OIL FIELD MISHAP VICTIM ON SUNDAY

Funeral services for Joe B. Middleton, age 26 years, veteran of World War 11, who died at Eagle Lake Friday night from injuries sustained in an oil field accident, were held from the Corley Chapel Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by James A. Johnson, minister of the West End Church of Christ.

Middleton served five years in the Thirty-Sixth division in the U. S. Army, including three years overseas duty.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. J. C. Middleton, Corsicana; six brothers, W. R. Middleton, Austin; J. N. Middleton, Fort Worth, C. A., John C. and Sherman Middleton, all of Corsicana; and a sister Ann Middleton Fort Worth.

Pallbearers were Russell Odom, Tony Odom, Curtis Wood, Lee Lambert, J. B. French and E. P. French.

Notes:


Freddie Lee Wiley
Jun 25, 1940 - Feb 2, 2007

Mr. Freddie Lee Wiley, age 66, of Corsicana, Texas, died Friday, February 2, 2007, in Tyler, Texas.

He is survived by his brother & sister-in-law, Joe & Renee Wiley of Corsicana, Texas.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, February 10, 2007 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery at 3:00 PM Sunday, February 11, 2007, Bro Bill Honea officiating. Interment will be at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat, Texas.

Notes:

  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • BGHS 1958
  • s/o George Bragg Wiley buried in Brandon cemetery, Brandon, Texas and Adele (Bell) Wiley

Elmer James Webb
Aug 17, 1895 - Jun 6, 1921

Died Near Here This Morning.

Elmer Webb, aged twenty-six years, died a mile south of town at 9 o’clock this morning after an illness of five months, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 5 o’clock. The deceased was the son of Wesley Webb of the Pickett community, and besides his parents, is survived by his wife.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 6, 1921
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • US Army WWI
  • h/o Nina (Cardwell) Webb married May 20, 1917 s/o James Wesley “Wess” Webb and Willie (Alsebrook) Webb per death certificate (Wesley and Willie are buried in Oakwood cemetery

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Resolution of Respect.

Whereas, God has seen fit to call from this life into a better one, our beloved brother, Elmer Webb. Bro Webb was born at Hubbard, Texas, August 17, 1895. Died June 6, 1921. He was married to Miss Nina Cardwell, May 20, 1917. He served in the Unites States army from September 6, 1918 until January 11, 1919. He united with Cedar Creek Baptist church in September 1919 and remained one of the most faithful members until death. During his Christian life he developed into one of the strongest soldiers of the cross. He was a man of high thoughts, clean life and strong character was found on the right side of every undertaking for his Master. His life was an inspiration to his pastor and others. It can be truly said, “A prince in Israel has fallen.”

He leaves to mourn his death a young wife, father, mother, other friends. “Let us not weep as those who have no hope,” but as the Psalmist said, “Passing through the valley of weeping we make it a place of springs.”

After funeral services by Bro. L. C. Howell his remains were laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery to await the resurrection of the righteous dead.

Be it resolved, 1. That Cedar Creek Baptist Sunday school and church has lost one of her most faithful members.

2. That we extend to the bereaved our heartfelt sympathy in the hour of sadness.

3. That a copy of this be placed on our minutes, a copy be sent to the wife, a copy be sent to the Baptist Progress and Corsicana Light for publications.

Committee—H. L. McKissack, Calvin White, N. D. Johnston.

Notes:


Samuel C. "Sam" Pritchett, Rev.
Jul 14, 1879 - Sep 18, 1924

Remains Interred In Hamilton.

The remains of the late Rev. S. C. Pritchett, 45 years old, who died suddenly near noon yesterday at the home of his brother-in-law, Millard Wilson in the Retreat community, were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. W. A. Sanders officiated and there was a large attendance and many beautiful floral offerings.

Notes:


Thomas “Tom” McElroy
Jun 15, 1877 - Jun 21, 1924

TOM M’ELROY DIED HERE SATURDAY P.M. FUNERAL SUNDAY

Tom McElroy, 46, who lived with his mother, Mrs. Martha McElroy, 1505 West Sixth avenue, died at the home Saturday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery near noon yesterday, Rev. E. P. Kennedy officiating. The deceased had lived here many years and had many friends who are pained by his death.

Notes:


William Oliver "Billy" Patrick
Apr 14, 1883 - Nov 6, 1924

Died Near Here This morning.

William Oliver Patrick, aged 41, died near the Texas Pumping Station, one mile south of town this morning, and the remains will be interred in the Hamilton cemetery tomorrow, the hour not yet named. The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. P. J. Patrick.

Notes:


Edward W. “Eddie” Middleton
1909 - Jan 7, 1924

Died Near Corbet.

Eddie Middleton, aged 14 years, son of J. C. Middleton, died near Corbet last night of measles, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon. Several other children of the family are sick with the same disease.

Notes:


Sammie P. Shaw
Jun 16, 1920 - Jul 22, 1923

Little Girl Died Yesterday.

The three-year-old daughter of Sam T. Shaw died at the family home, 807 South Tenth street, at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery near noon today.

Notes:


INFANT SON Pharis
Nov 13, 1924 - Nov 14, 1924

The infant son of W. P. Pharris died last night on North Thirteenth Street north of Post Oak creek and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery this afternoon.

Notes:


Virgil Carver
Jul 31, 1902 - Aug 21, 1953

Virgil Carver Dies Thursday

Virgil Carver, 51, died at the family residence in the Pickett community Thursday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. H. M. Nichols Missionary Baptist minister.

Surviving are a son, Richard Carver, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha (Doc) Carver, all of Corsicana; five brothers, Roscoe Carver, Louisville, Ky.; Jesse Carver, West Liberty, Ky.; L. C., E. C. and James Carver, all of Corsicana; and three sisters, Mrs. Jewell Snowgren, Temple; Mrs. Elizabeth Hines, Louisville, Ky., and Miss Nellie Carver, Muchel, Ky., and other relatives.

Notes:

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Virgil Carver Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Virgil Carver, 51, who died at the family residence southwest of Corsicana Thursday night following an extended illness, were held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. H. M. Nichols, Missionary Baptist minister. Burial was in the Hamilton Cemetery.

Surviving are a son, Richard Carver, and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elisha (Doc) Carver, all of Corsicana; five brothers, Roscoe cArver, Louisville, Ky.; Jesse Carver, West Liberty, Ky.; L. C., E. C. and James Carver, all of Corsicana, three sisters, Mrs. Jewel Snowgren, Temple; Mrs. Elizabeth Hines, Louisville, Ky., and Miss Nellie Carver, Muchel, Ky., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Jack Hagler, A. B. Paschal, Jeff Harwell, Lonnie Coker and George Bush.

Notes:


Martha E. (Petty) McElroy
Dec 12, 1850 - Jun 8, 1927

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED HERE; BURIAL; THURSDAY

MRS. MARTHA E. M’ELROY HAD LIVED IN COUNTY SEVENTY-SEVEN YEARS

Mrs. Martha E. McElroy, aged 77 years, died at her residence, 1505 West Sixth Avenue Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Thursday noon. Mrs. McElroy was a native of Navarro county. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. A. Conway, pastor of the Hope Baptist church.

Surviving are two brothers, Joe and John Petty, both of Corsicana; one half-brother, Bob Petty, Corsicana; two half-sisters.

Four children had preceded her in death.

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Ovie (Burns) Mahoney
Feb 18, 1913 - Sept 12, 2016
 
Ovie Burns Mahoney, 103 passed away Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 in Waco.
She was born in Corsicana on Feb. 18, 1913, to Willie M. Burns and Clara West Burns.
She was a long time member of Westhill Church of Christ. She was also employed with Texas Miller Hat Factory for a number of years and retired from the State of Texas.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Joe, John, Carl and Willie Burns Jr.; two sons, Eddie Joe and Richard Gene Mahoney.
Ovie is survived by two daughters, Rita B Loucks of Little Rock, Arkansas and Myra Ferrill of Waco; one granddaughter, Vicky L Pavelka of Axtell; five grandsons, Ricky W. Moore of Waco, Jeffrey D Laux of Little Rock, Arkansas, Chadley D Loucks of Austin, Richard G Mahoney, Jr. of Clifton and John W Mahoney of Tyler; four great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren, a sister, Fran Reynolds of Corsicana and several nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorials may be sent to Westhill Church of Christ Benevolent Fund 3400 west HWY 22 Corsicana, Texas 75110 or Providence Hospice 6700 Sanger Ave Waco, Texas 76710.
Visitation was held from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday Sept. 14, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with funeral services to follow at 10 a.m.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Troy Doebler
Oct 12, 1970 - Sept 7, 2016

Troy Arnold Doebler, 45 of Kerens, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 at East Texas Medical Center Hospital in Tyler.
He was born Monday, Oct. 12, 1970 in Mesa, Arizona to Arnold Norman Doebler and Sandra Kay Carter Doebler
Troy is survived by his mother, Sandra Kay Martin of Kerens; sister, Tammie Kay Davenport of Kerens; grandmother, Bobbie Fern Gilbert of Kerens and great aunt, Lou Vaughn Johnson of Kerens.
The family will receive visitors from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the residence of Lou Vaughn Johnson, 17021 SE CR 4210 Kerens, Texas 75144
Troy's family requested direct cremation.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home

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Patsy Ruth Gorden
Oct 15, 1943 - June 9, 2016
 
Patsy Ruth Gorden went to be with our Lord on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Heritage Oaks West Retirement Village.

She was born on Oct. 15, 1943 to John and Bertha Gorden in Roscoe.

Patsy worked as a waitress at Navarro Mills Cafe where she made friends with all she met.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David Murrell, Sr.; brothers, J. H. Gorden, Robert Gorden, Herman Gorden, Donald Gorden and sister, Sue Melton.

She is survived by her sons, Dan David Murrell, Jr., Ricky Lee Murrell and Carl Ray Murrell; daughter, Mary Nadine Burrell; grand daughters, Olivia, Kelsey and Lisa Murrell; two great-grandchildren; sister, Peggy Kindrick; brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Patsy Ann Gorden and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Navarro Mills Baptist Church.

A special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Heritage Oaks West and Hand-in-Hand Hospice.

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Gary Michael "Mike" Norris
Nov 25, 1942 - June 12, 2016

Gary Michael "Mike" Norris, 72 passed away on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the V.A. Hospital in Houston. He was born on Nov. 25, 1942 in Corsicana.

He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1960 and at the University of Texas, Austin in 1965, majoring in finance.

After serving in the United States Army, his professional career was devoted to banking and the computer technology industry in Houston and Dallas.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Wayne and Winnette Norris of Corsicana and a brother, Tony.

He is survived by a brother, Ron Norris and wife Wanda of Arlington; niece Becky Hayslip and husband Danny of Arlington, their children, Garrett and Alyssa; nephew John of Dallas along with other family members. Mike is also survived by close companions and caregivers, Janie Mullins and Dianne Yeomens.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana with a private service to follow.

The family request donations to a favorite charity in lieu of flowers.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Gertrude (Watkins) Walker
Mar 1, 1912 - Apr 24, 2016
 
Gertrude W. Walker passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2016.

She was born to parents Elihu Paige (Boss) Watkins and Etta Lou Sullivan Watkins on March 1, 1912 in Eureka.

Living there until 1924, she moved to Corsicana where she lived until her death.
Her grandparents were Dr. William Bejamin Worth Watkins and Adelaide Forsyth (Paternal) Watkins of Eureka, Judge John James Sullivan and Rebecca Castles Sullivan also of Eureka.

Gertrude married Robert C. Walker on Feb. 11, 1933. They shared 75 years of the perfect life together. They were members of the Westhill Church of Christ in Corsicana and were regular attendees of the same congregation for more than 75 years.

She worked as a pink lady at the Old Memorial Hospital for many years, often delivering "food for fitness" and worked with the ladies in the church for over 75 years.

Gertrude was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert C. Walker, 101; sisters, Verna Mae Watkins Bell and husband James Rupert Bell, Sr., and Clara Rebecca Watkins Waters and husband Richard David Waters II; brother Elihu Paige Watkins, Jr., and wife Jesse Ruth Buchanan Watkins; nephews James Rupert Bell, Jr., Barry Paige Watkins and niece Phyllis Faye Bell.

She is survived by niece Beverly Jean Watkins of Austin; nephews Larry P. Bell and wife Dana of Benton, Arkansas, Charles T. Bell and wife Sheila of Dallas, Richard Waters, III and wife Graciela of Austin, Fred Waters of Bulverde, Ilse Tavernier Bell of Colorado Springs, Colorado, widow of James Bell, Jr., and many great nieces and nephews.

Being the very caring and giving person she was all of her life, Gertrude willed her body to UT Southwestern Medical Center as a final act of service to others.

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family wishes to thank Ella Humphries and Bridget Anderson for their years of care and comfort.

It is requested that any memorial donations in her memory be made to Arms of Hope, 21300 State Hwy. 16 N. Medina, TX 78055, or to a charity of your choice.

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Maude Christine (Rash) Miller
Aug 7, 1930 - July 4, 2016
 
Christine Miller, 85, passed away on July 4, 2016 in Corsicana.
She was born on Aug. 7, 1930 in Eureka to Georgia and Emmett Rash.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and was a faithful member of Northside Baptist Church of Corsicana for
60 years.
She had a lifelong passion for interior design through her business, Creative Interiors, where she decorated the homes of many in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by siblings Vermell Rash, Billy ("Buddy") Rash, Marie Rash Daniels and Charlie ("CG") Rash.
She is survived by her husband, Cecil Gaither Miller whom she was married to for 67 wonderful years.
She is also survived by her sons, Gary Miller and wife Ginger, Kim Miller and wife Mylea; her grandchildren, Christopher Miller, Brandy Harrison, Timothy Miller, Tracy Petty, Allison Gillentine, Haeley Atkeisson, Hannah Braun and Cole Miller; 10 great-grandchildren.
She is also survived by siblings Volu Rash Slate, Richard Rash and Curtis Rash.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating.
Interment will follow at Providence Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Christopher Miller, Timothy Miller, Cole Miller, Bill Harrison, Kevin Petty, Mark Rash, Rick Rash, Jimmy Rash and Dwayne Slate.
Memorial contributions may be made to Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N.
Beaton, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Myrtle I. Fleming
abt 1951 - July 4, 2016

Myrtle I. Fleming, 65 of Corsicana passed away on Monday, July 4,2016 at Renfro Healthcare Center in Waxahachie.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at First Independent Baptist Church located at 701 G. W. Jackson Avenue.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Shirley G. Martin
abt 1946 - June 26, 2016

Shirley G. Martin, 70, of Kerens passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 at M.
R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Church on the Rock in Rice with pastor Cedrick Langley officiating.
Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery.
Arrangements made by M. R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Robert Roy Elliott
abt 1946 - Jun 28, 2016
 
Robert Roy Elliott, 70, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 at M.R.  Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services are set to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Bethel A.M.E. Church with pastor W. Green officiating. Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
 

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Robert Lyndell Chapman
Sep 5, 1937 - Jun 21, 2016

 
Mr. Robert Lyndell Chapman was born in Hubbard on Sept. 5, 1937 and went to his eternal home on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at the age of 78 years old.
He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1957.
In his early 20's he served on the Hamlin Police department and the Texas National Guard until joining the United States Army for 27 years.
He received many Medals of Commendation, and a purple heart for a non-combat accident while on active duty. During his service for the Army he was stationed in Ft. Benning, Georgia, Aschaffenburg, Germany, Pirmasens, Germany and Ft. Huachuca, Arizona.
After retirement from the Army he moved back to Corsicana where he served as a Navarro County Deputy Sheriff for 10 years.
He was a member of the Corsicana Masonic Lodge No. 174.
His passion was working in the yard and being Opa to his grandkids and his precious Iulia.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank V. Chapman, Sr. and Katherine Duke Chapman; siblings, Frank Chapman, Jr., Katherine Inez Smith, Alvin Earl Chapman, and Sharon Threet; his late wife, Maria Elizabeth Chapman and a step-son, Tracy Johnson.
He is survived by his wife, Bobette Chapman of Malakoff; son, John A.
Chapman and wife Shelly of Corsicana; daughter, Helen B. Jordan and husband Robert Earl of Corsicana; step-daughter, Rita Ferguson of Malakoff; grandchildren, Katie and Kyle Weatherwax of Corsicana, Zach and Alena Chapman of Waxahachie, Tisha and Ryan Scott of Rockett and Danielle Jordan of Corsicana; great granddaughter, Iulia Scott; brother, Rev. Howard Chapman and wife, Darkus of Wichita Falls; sister, Helen Ruth Wilcox and husband Herbert of Corsicana; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Howard Chapman and Rev. James Huffstetler officiating.
Interment with military honors will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 23, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Maria Elisabeth (Shuppert) Chapman & Bobette Chapman; s/o Frank V. Chapman, Sr. and Katherine (Duke) Chapman

Sandy Denise Johnson
abt 1963 - Jun 20, 2016
 
Sandy Denise Johnson, 53 of Corsicana, passed away on Monday, June 20,
2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Funeral services are set to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, 2016 at Kelly's Temple Church of God In Christ, 501 N. 3rd Street. Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Korin Scott "Kody" Kitchen
Sep 4, 1973 - Jul 15, 2016

 
Korin "Kody" Scott Kitchen, 42, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, July 15, 2016 at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield.
He was born on Sept. 4, 1973 in Corsicana.
Korin was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor A. Smith.
He graduated with the class of 1992 at Corsicana High School.
Korin also worked for years at Green Oak Medical Facility as an evaluating clerk.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Kitchen; brother, Taurus Kitchen; "Daddy" S.A. Oston, Ben Kitchen and Uncles, Stu, Bill and Jackie.
Korin was survived by his son, Kameion Scott Kitchen; mother, Virginia Oston Kitchen; grandmothers, Mayola Oston and Janie Perry; aunts, Lucille Cole, Joyce Watts, Postell Holman, Margaret Butler, Linda Brown, Cora L. Thomas; uncles, Rev. George Kitchen, Morris Johnson, Charles C.
Johnson, Jessie W. Johnson; devoted sister-in-law, Catrice Kitchen and a host of special cousins, family members and dear friends.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Woodland Cemetery with Bishop K.D. Davis officiating.
Interment to follow with Kevin C. Cole, Melvin C. Cole, Chris Austin, Myron (John) Glover, Mike Nickerson and Jeffery Thomas serving as pallbearers.
Arrangements by Scott Funeral Home.

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Annie Doris (Spence) Solomon
abt 1941 - Jul 17, 2016

Annie Doris Spence Solomon, 75 of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital.
She married Willie Solomon, Jr., on March 5, 1956.
Annie retired from Heritage Oaks Retirement Village as a CNA.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday, July 22, 2016 at Ross and Johnson Mortuary followed by a Wake service from 7 to 8 p.m. at Harmony Baptist Church.
Funeral services are set to begin at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 23, 2016 at Second Mission Baptist Church with Pastor Michael Williams and Bishop John Baker officiating.
Interment will follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Mary Juanita "Nita" (Miley) Conn
Nov 17, 1924 - Oct 18, 2016

Mary Juanita (Nita) Conn went home Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. She fought a good fight against numerous health battles and is now freed from the struggles and pains of this Life. She was Born in Port Arthur.
Juanita grew up in rural Emhouse. A child of the Great Depression, she always told people we didn't know they were poor because Momma and Daddy shared so much love and provided so well the basics of life.
In 1942, she married J.W. and they moved to Corsicana. In her 20's, and before raising two children, Juanita worked for the Singer Sewing Company where she taught many women older than her to sew. When J.W. died in 1968, she worked for American National Insurance Co., retiring from there after 20 years.
She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, Clarence Lafayette and Mary Clemie Miley; four sisters, Kathryn Conn, Dorothy Russell, Hilda Hardin and Bobbie Greer and her husband, J.W. Conn.
Surviving all their husbands, the sisters, Juanita, Dorothy and Bobbie lived together in Corsicana for over 20 years. Known about town as "The Golden Girls," they made beautiful Christmas stockings together and took food to countless families when their loved ones were sick. Now, Juanita is an angel in heaven, once again in the embrace of her God, her mother and father, her sisters and her loving husband.
She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father, Clarence Lafayette and Mary Clemie Miley; four sisters, Kathryn Conn, Dorothy Russell, Hilda Hardin and Bobbie Greer and her husband, J.W. Conn.
She is survived by her brother, Charles Miley; children, Pam and Billy Conn; god-daughter, JoLynn Mixon Fisher; best friend of 60+ years, Billie Jean Mixon; grandchildren, Alisha Massey, Andrew and Katelyn Conn; a great-grandson, Gavin Fox Massey; daughters-in-law, Carolyn Conn and Patty Lane; grandson-in-law Bret Massey, granddaughter in law, Claire Becker and numerous nieces and nephews.
We grieve because our world is without a sweet and special soul, yet her memory will live strong within us brought to life by a Christmas stocking hung at the holidays, the touch of a piece of fabric sewn by her hand, one of her recipes made, or a story of long ago told.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, family request donations be made in her name to Hospice of East Texas Foundation 4111 University Blvd. Tyler, Texas 76701. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Emmett Edgar Rash
Oct 6, 1900 - Jun 12, 1953

E.E. RASH SERVICE IS HELD SATURDAY
Funeral rites were held from the Providence Baptist Church Saturday for E. E. Rash, 52-year-old resident of Eureka, who died of a heart attack Friday.
Services were conducted by Rev. Lee Peakell, and Rev. L. J. Ware. Burial was in the Eureka cemetery.
Rash is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Rash Daniels, Fort Worth; Mrs. Christine Miller, Mildred; and Volu Rash, Eureka; four sons, Billy B. Rash, Houston; C. G. Rash, Mildred; Richard and Curtis Rash, both of Eureka, and other relatives.
Pallbearers were Don Chandler, Buck Frame, Douglas Hodge, Buck Montgomery, Bob Martin and Floyd Farmer.
McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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E. E. Rash Dies Of Heart Attack

E. E. Rash, 52-year-old resident of Eureka, died at his home at 2:45 a.m. Friday of a heart attack.

Funeral services will be held from the Providence Baptist Church Saturday at 3 p.m., with Rev. Lee Peakell and Rev. L. J. Ware conducting. Burial will be in the Eureka cemetery.

Rash is survived by his wife; three daughters, Mrs. Marie Rash Daniels, Fort Worth; Mrs. Christine Miller, Mildred; and Volu Rash, Eureka; four sons, Billy B. Rash, Houston; C. G. Rash, Mildred; Richard and Curtis Rash, both of Eureka; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Don Chandler, Buck Frame, Douglas Hodge, Buck Montgomery, Bob Martin and Floyd Farmer.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Willie Dean (Price) Burrow-West
Feb 23, 1915 - Oct 23, 2016

Willie Dean West, 101 of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was born Feb. 23, 1915 in Emmett to J.C. and Mary Bailey Price.

Mrs. West worked for many years at the Gibson Discount Center and was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Mary Bailey Price; husband, Paul West; two daughters, Brenda Renfro and Ketty Lois Marshall; one grandchild, Paula Renfro.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty McCain of Angus; stepdaughter, Paula Brenneman of Rockville, Maryland; stepson, Sammy West of Kerens; grandchildren, Anna Dell Shelby of Mt. Enterprize; Christi Krauch of Ft. Worth; Cheryl Allen and husband Rob of Tyler; Roy Lynn McCain of Angus; Randy McCain and wife Bettie of Mildred; Buddy Marshall and wife Kristen of Mt. Pleasant; step grandchildren; Laura Brenneman of Maryland; DeAnna Jackson and husband Johnny of Kerens; David West of Ft. Worth; numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her Heritage Oaks Retirement Village friends.

A visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens with Bro. David LeFlore officiating. Burial to follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home 903-396-2371

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 25, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Paul Elihu West; d/o Joseph Copeland Price & Mary Morris (Bailey) Price [bur at Prairie Grove Cemetery, Emmett, Navarro Co., TX]

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Willie Dean West, 101 of Kerens, passed away Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 at the Heritage Oaks Retirement Village.

She was born Feb. 23, 1915 in Emmett to J.C. and Mary Bailey Price.

Mrs. West worked for many years at the Gibson Discount Center and was a life-long member of the First Baptist Church in Kerens.

She is preceded in death by her parents, J.C. and Mary Bailey Price; husband, Paul West; two daughters, Brenda Renfro and Ketty Lois Marshall; one grandchild, Paula Renfro.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty McCain of Angus; stepdaughter, Paula Brenneman of Rockville, Maryland; stepson, Sammy West of Kerens; grandchildren, Anna Dell Shelby of Mt. Enterprize; Christi Krauch of Ft. Worth; Cheryl Allen and husband Rob of Tyler; Roy Lynn McCain of Angus; Randy McCain and wife Bettie of Mildred; Buddy Marshall and wife Kristen of Mt. Pleasant; step grandchildren; Laura Brenneman of Maryland; DeAnna Jackson and husband Johnny of Kerens; David West of Ft. Worth; numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews and her Heritage Oaks Retirement Village friends.

A visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Kerens with Bro. David LeFlore officiating. Burial to follow in the Prairie Point Cemetery.


Lloyd Gerald Simpson
Nov. 14, 1930 – Sep. 12, 2015

1st wife Emma Dorcas (Ragan) Simpson-Isom 2nd wife Billy Fern (Mull) Smith-Simpson Married April 21, 1971 s/o Lloyd Evans Simpson and Edna Irene (Bourland) Simpson buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas



Lloyd Gerald Simpson of Idalou passed away on Saturday, September 12, 2015 at the age of 84. He was born November 14, 1930 in Barry, Texas to Lloyd Evans and Edna Irene (Bourland) Simpson. Lloyd served in the U.S. Air Force in the Korean war prior to his graduation from Texas Tech University in 1956 with his education and mechanical engineering degree. He taught and coached prior to working for several mechanical engineering firms. He then went into business for himself as Simpson Technical Sales. He was a member of Idalou United Methodist Church and former member of the Lions Club.

Lloyd married Billy Fern Smith on April 25, 1971 in Idalou. They loved to travel in their RV and made numerous friends across the United States. After Lloyd’s retirement, the couple moved to Lake Brownwood, affectionately called “granddaddy’s lake”, and spent 13 wonderful years. In 2004 they returned back to Idalou.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Billy; children, Rhonda Pruitt and Randye McKee, both of Lubbock, Suzette Watts and husband Steve of Houston, Jo Ed Smith and Debbie of Austin, and Eddy Smith of Denver, Colorado; seven grandchildren, Michael Pruitt of Lubbock, Bode McKee and wife Gaelan of Gunnison, Colorado, Cherie Smith of Lubbock, Kristin de Meo and husband Paul of Houston, Tamara Cowen and husband Patrick of Abilene, Brian Watts and wife Allison of College Station, and Trevor Watts and wife Deborah of Anaheim, California; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Edna Earl Landrum; and daughter, Sue Smith.

Memorial services are scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at Idalou United Methodist Church. The family will have a time of fellowship for those in attendance to follow. Memorial donations can be made to your charity of choice.

The family would like to thank Gracie with Gentevia Hospice, Dr. Radhi at UMC, and Library of Legacies for the care given to Lloyd. They would also like to thank their many friends for their love and support.

Combest Family Funeral Home - Idalou, Texas

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • BGHS 1948 grad –U. S. Air Force Korea Conflict
  • 1st wife Emma Dorcas (Ragan) Simpson-Isom 2nd wife Billy Fern (Mull) Smith-Simpson Married April 21, 1971; s/o Lloyd Evans Simpson & Edna Irene (Bourland) Simpson buried in Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas

Dorothy (Hollaman) Ovalle
June 16, 1931 - Oct 3, 2016

Dorothy Ovalle, 85, of Corsicana passed away peacefully at her home Monday, Oct. 3, 2016. Dorothy was born June 16, 1931 in Kerens to Jack and Lela (Snowden) Hollaman.
She was a devoted wife, loving and caring mother. She was a homemaker, loved to sew and take care of her roses in her yard. She loved having her birds and tropical fish that she took care of in her home.
Dorothy met the love of her life Mr. M. G. Ovalle in 1948, she is now going to meet him in Heaven to be with him after 65 years of marriage.
She will be missed very much.
She is survived by her daughters Julia Nelson and Tim Malone of Angus, Mary Long and late husband Jerry Long of Barry, Lela Gilmore and husband Buddy of Weatherford and Virginia Reese and husband Curtis of Purdon; her grandchildren, Timothy Nelson of Mildred, Susan DeMoss of Corsicana, Scotty Long of Fairfield, Chasity Long of Barry, John Durr of Azel, Daniel Gilmore of Weatherford, Jessica Green of Corsicana, Donnie Trull of Purdon, Denise Kelly of Kerens and 17 great grandchildren.
She is also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Johnnie Ovalle.
A time of visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5,
2016 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.
Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons, Timothy Nelson, Preston Mosley, Scott Long, John Durr, Daniel Gilmore and Donnie Trull.

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Delois Jean (Tanner) Lane
Jan 28, 1923 - Sep 27, 2016

DeLois [sic] Jean Lane was born Jan. 28, 1933. She passed away from this life on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. She was the fifth daughter of Louis and Ola Tanner. She lived and worked in Navarro County. She was born in Pursley Community and attended school in Dawson, Pursley and Union High.
She worked for the Sun Glove Factory and Haggar Slacks till she had to quit because of poor health in the early 70's. She attended Shady Grove Baptist Church.
DeLois was preceded in death by her husband Bobby Lane; her parents; her oldest son Thurman Thornton, Jr.; step-daughter Karen Flanery; granddaughter Tabitha; three brothers, J.W., Rex and Billy Benton and sisters Evie Nunn, Bessie Burleson, Jaunita Dyer and Miriam Praytor.
She is survived by her son Doyce Thornton and wife Barbara; brother Lewis Tanner and wife Pam; sisters, Reba Gullett and Faye Dick; grandchildren, Thurman Thornton III, and wife Celia, Paul Thornton and wife Crystal, Catherine, (DeDe) Smith and husband James; Christy Jones; numerous great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild, Along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at New Pursley Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Eddie Lamb, Jeff Lamb, Jeff Clifton, Jody Pitts and Dean Simpson. Honorary pallbearers will be Vincent Thornton and Ben Thornton.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Oct 1, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • Name is Delois on birth certificate and other records.
  • w/o Bobby Lane; d/o Louis Whitfield Tanner & Ola Mable (Cox) Tanner

Birtha J. (Roberts) Johnson
Sept 30, 1932 - Sept 4, 2016

Birtha J. Roberts Johnson, affectionately known as "Miss Talk Time"
passed away on Sunday, Sept. 4, 2016 at her residence in Corsicana. She was born on Sept. 30, 1932 to Bailey and Sarah Roberts in Hester Grove, Navarro County. She was the 13th child and the baby of the bunch.
Birtha began her education in Hester Grove and completed her schooling in Wortham. She moved to Corsicana where she worked at Loneols Cafe. She met and married Arlington Johnson. She then went on to work at the Medical Arts Clinic where she retired in 1985. Lastly she worked for Robbie Griffin.
Birtha accepted Jesus Christ as her personal savior at an early age and she gave God her all. She was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served as a Sunday school teacher and a choir member. She was also a member of the New Rising Star District Association and the NAACP. The word of God was her first priority. She enjoyed talking about the goodness of the Lord.
Birtha enjoyed life to the fullest, especially talking with people. She would drink coffee in the mornings while talking with the squirrels.
Talk time was the highlight of her day and was her favorite thing to do.
Reaching out to people in the community was the joy of her life. She could remember loved ones and friends birthdays, church annual programs, holidays and anniversaries. People often asked her, "Mrs. Janie, how do you know my birthday?" She would reply, "Baby I have my ways of knowing." She was compassionate about the city of Corsicana and loved everyone in the community.
She loved all of her grandchildren with her whole heart and she would tell them the truth off the top and they had better listen. She was very proud of her children and the joy they brought to her life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Bailey and Sarah Roberts; husband, Arlington; six brothers, James Jessie, Ben Roberts, Clyde Roberts, Flonzell Roberts and William Earl Roberts; three sisters, Shelia Roberts, Charletta Roberts and Mary Ella Roberts; one grandchild, Dikiti Deshaye Johnson and one great grandchild.
Left to reflect and cherish her memory is a daughter, Linda D. Green of Phoenix, Arizona; three sons, James G. Roberts, Sr., (Elaine), Pastor, Dairy G Johnson, Sr., (Ellender) and Ricky W. Roberts, Sr., (Lorena) of Corsicana; three sisters, Sarah Lee Roberts of Seagoville; Annie Laura Fortune of Corsicana and Eva Mae Roberts of Dallas; 17 grandchildren; 37 great grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews and Christian friends.

Birtha will lie at state from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, 2016 at Bethlehem Baptist Church, 409 N. Third St., Corsicana.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 at Second Mission Baptist Church, 909 S. Fifth St., Corsicana with Ernest Betts, pastor of New Bethel Baptist Church in Goodlow. Officiator and Dr. Preston Malone, pastor of Higher Calling Fellowship Baptist Church in Duncanville Eulogist.
Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Robert "Bob" Shaw O'Dell
Jun 11, 1938 - Jul 8, 2016
 
Bob, a long-time resident of Greenville, Conroe, and Corsicana, was first and foremost a husband and father.
His love of his wife of 55 years, Betty O'Dell, was evident in all that he did.
His family and friends often commented that Bob wouldn't care and any choice should be left to Betty. As long as she was happy, he was happy.
His children depended on him for his level headed approach to any situation. He was the foundation of the family that included not only his natural children but several from the community that found themselves in need of a loving home.
Bob's love of all children was apparent everywhere he went.
He could charm babies into smiling and laughing. Many were happy to spend time in his arms even though he was a new face. His smile and happy nature were absolutely contagious.
Bob had two careers: as an educator in Dawson and as an engineering assistant for Hughes Tool Company in Houston and Corsicana.
He was well-liked, deeply respected, and an inspiration to the people that worked with him.
Although his first degree was earned later in life, many of the more credentialed engineers at Hughes Tool Company would consult with him before making tough design decisions. As an educator, he was responsible for bringing advanced technology including networking and distance learning into small schools in North Texas.
He always had time to help students with their computer problems, or any problems really.
Throughout life, Bob's leadership, ability to solve problems and love of life infected those around him. While few would remember his early careers as a floor guard at a local skating rink or delivering newspapers for the Greenville Morning Herald, they were early indicators of a life of energy, industry and responsibility.
Bob was always busy whether it was working, fixing things around the house or taking care of his family. He had a long life full of love and he will be deeply missed.

He was preceded in death by Brother Billy Don ODell, Son Stephen Matthew, Granddaughter Ashley Greenup

Survivors:
Brothers: Jimmy, John;
Wife: Betty ODell;
Daughters: Sharon ODell & Shawn Greenup;
Son: Robert Shannon ODell;
Grandsons: Christopher Greenup, Sherman Greenup, Stephen Kantor, Samuel Marsh, Keith ODell,
and 6 Great Grandchildren
Donnelly's Colonial Funeral Home, Irving, TX
Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 14, 2016
Submitted by Karen Rost
Note: Burial in Old Saltillo Cemetery, Saltillo, Hopkins Co., TX


Leda Faye "Lee" (Scoggins) Watson
Mar 25, 1932 - Aug 30, 2016
 
Leda Faye "Lee" Scoggins Watson, 84, passed away on Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, 2016 at Baylor Hospital in Dallas. She was born in Corsicana on March 25, 1932, she graduated from Corsicana High School in 1950 and married Billy Earl Watson of Barry in January of 1951.
She spent most of her married life in Hillsboro where their three sons were born. After her husband's retirement from Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, they built their retirement home on their farm in Cryer Creek where they lived until her husband's death in 2001. She then moved to Corsicana to be near her sisters. She was a member of Barry Baptist Church in Barry.
In addition to being preceded in death by her husband, she is also preceded by her parents, Henry and Eunice Scoggins; brothers, Henry W. Scoggins and James M. Scoggins and sisters, Inez Scoggins Hammonds and Marie Scoggins Dionisi.
Leda is survived by her sons, William Earl Watson II and wife Cindy of Glen Rose, Timothy James Watson and wife, Lee Ann of Coppell and Stephen Andrew Watson and wife, Elizabeth of Scottsdale, Arizona; sister, Maurine S. Rhodes of Corsicana, and Brother-in-law Matt Donnie Dionisi of Fort Worth; grandchildren Tammie Lane, Bonnie Watson, Blake Watson, Brandon Watson, Lance Watson, Bryce Watson and great grandson, Brendon Lane, along with numerous loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 at Corley Funeral Home.
Services will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at Corley Funeral Chapel with the Reverends Gene Gipson of Barry Baptist Church and Dr. Rick Lamb of Northside Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be William E. Watson II, Timothy J. Watson, Stephen A. Watson, T. Blake Watson, Brandon L. Watson, and Ross Rhodes.
Memorials may be made to The American Heart Association or a choice of your choice.
An online guest book is available at www.corleyfuneralhome.com and selecting the Leda Faye "Lee" Watson obituary.

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Marylin (Baldwin) Elmore
Aug 28, 1943 - Sept 10, 2016
 
Marylin Baldwin Elmore, 73 of Ennis passed away Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016. She was born Aug. 28, 1943 in Corsicana to James Edward and Pauline Kohen Baldwin.
She had a bachelors degree from Dallas Baptist University and a masters degree from Amber University in Psychology. She also received a minor in Family Counseling. She moved to Ellis County in 1999 from Corsicana.
She was a member of Faith Lutheran in Corsicana and Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie. Marylin was a film fanatic, she enjoyed classic movies, musicals and westerns. She loved flipping houses and Real Estate. She also played the piano and organ at Faith Lutheran and also at Pleasant Grove Methodist.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Marylin is survived by her husband Harvey Elmore of Ennis; children Laura Elmore Hamby and husband Larry of Corsicana, Paula Elmore Owens and husband Chad of Corsicana, Jessica Elmore Wilcoxson and husband Tommy of Midlothian and Kellye DeLayne Elmore of Ennis; eight grandchildren, Valerie, Melissa, Katie, Brittany, Emily, Chad Jr., Conner and Tyler. She also leaves behind numerous extended family members and friends. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chad Owens officiating.
Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be pastor Chad Owens, Tommy Wilcoxson, Larry Hamby, Chad Owens Jr., Stephens Elmore and Esteven Pulido.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Fayrene Milne Sorensen
Sept 16, 1943 - Sept 26, 2016

Fayrene Milne Sorensen, 73, passed away on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016 in Lafayette, Louisiana. She was born on Sept. 16, 1943 in Corsicana to A.C. and Ruby Milne.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas C. Sorensen, brother, Kenneth Milne and her parents, A.C. Milne and Ruby Willard Morgan Milne.
She is survived by her son, Cory Sorensen; daughter, Hope Supple and husband Brad; grandsons, Ryan and Michael Supple and sisters-in-law, Martha Milne and Carol Sorensen.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Dr. Rick Lamb.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) in hopes to find a cure for her grandson Michael. Donations can be made online at www.curefa.org/memorials or mail directly to ATTN: Memorials, Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance
(FARA) 533 W. Uwchlan Ave., Downington, PA 19335.

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Ellis Wade Armstrong
Feb. 25, 1932 - Jun. 2, 2015

Ellis W. Armstrong Obituary

Ellis W. Armstrong, 83, our beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away on June 2, 2015. A memorial will be held from 4-6 p.m. June 6 at Bible Baptist Church. A funeral will be held at 3 p.m. June 7 at the church as well.
Memorial donations can be made to Annie Armstrong's account at Alaska USA FCU. Cards can be mailed to 1023 Smyth St., Fairbanks, AK 99701.

Notes:

  • h/o Ann “Annie” (Nation) Armstrong s/o Floyd Eugene Armstrong & Grace Trummer Isgett Armstrong
  • Published in Daily News-Miner on June 4, 2015
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Rodney John Walter
Apr 11, 1951 - Sept 20, 2016

Rodney John Walter, 65, went from labor to reward Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 at Baylor Scott and White Hospital in Frisco with his family by his side. He was born April 11, 1951 in Corsicana to Velma and Johnnie Walter. He excelled in both academics and sports. He was the first African American to attend Corsicana High School, where he was an honor student and elected class secretary. Rodney was a track star and starting running back for the Corsicana Tigers. He received a full football scholarship to North Texas State University (now University of North Texas). After college, he earned his master's degree in accounting from NTSU and began working at Rockwell International in Richardson. He worked at Rockwell for 27 years in various financial positions, rising to Director of Business Development in Seal Beach, CA. He ended his career as Senior Vice President of Business Development and Communications for Meritor Automotive in Troy, MI.
Rodney married his beautiful wife Barbara in 1980. She also worked at Rockwell. He became a loving step-father to Darius and Shenikwa Stratford. In 1981, they welcomed their son Rodney John Walter II.
Rodney Senior had three siblings. His older and and only sister, Clara Pullen, proceeded him in death in 1994. His younger brothers, Lynn and Ken Walter, said while they were growing up, he was the "pacesetter" for the family. Lynn said, he was a "mentor" - inspiring he and Ken to also attend Corsicana High School and go on to college. Ken said he was "a role mode, hero and best friend all in one." He was a "trailblazer" and "simply the best". These are words repeated over and over again by all who knew him.
Rodney enjoyed music, including Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Prince, Phil Collins, Toni Braxton and The Jacksons - artists of his generation. He always had a fast car, though he never received a speeding ticket. He loved travel, work and helping others achieve their potential. He is survived by his mother Velma Thomas, aunt Jean Black, aunt Gertrude Walter, wife Barbara Walter, brothers Lynn and Ken Walter, children, grandchildren and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
The visitation is Sunday, Sept.25, 2016 from 6 pm to 8 pm at Restland Funeral Home at 13005 Greenville Avenue in Dallas. The funeral services are Monday, September 26, 2016 at 11 am at Christian Chapel CME Church at 14120 Noel Road in Dallas.

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Dora Louise (Magee) Roell
Oct 7, 1917 - Sep 19, 2016

Dora Louise Magee Roell was born in Magee, Mississippi to Augustus Benton Magee and Hattie Virginia Donnell Ware Magee on Oct. 7, 1917. Her father was the sheriff and her mother ran a boarding house. Along with her older brother, J.L.; three older sisters, Marie, Mary, Gussie; and her little brother, A.B., they resided in Magee till around 1934.
They moved to the big city of Jackson. In the house right across the street lived a handsome young man Dora's age named Harry Herman Roell, who was a gentleman, a businessman, and a scholar. Their neighborly friendship blossomed into romance after they graduated from high school in 1935.
Harry graduated from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, and Dora finished Jackson Business College and was working as a secretary at Standard Oil Company. They married in the middle of World War II in 1942. Dora had their first child, and Harry thought the best way to honor his wife was to name their daughter after her mother's name, which was Dora Louise. A few years later they welcomed their second child, Mary Margaret (Marty). Together Dora, Harry, Dora Louise, and Marty called Jackson home-- a home filled with tap dancing, dress-up, ballet, music, and art.
As time passed, Dora Louise and Marty grew up and had families and children of their own. The first grandchildren were Dora Louise's children, Jay and Kathy, and then Marty's son, Scott. The grandchildren affectionately named Dora and Harry (Doe Doe and Granddaddy), and they became as much theirs as they were Dora Louise's and Marty's--spending summers, semesters, and countless holidays in their home, by their side.
Dora was a talented pianist, a brilliant artist, a gifted seamstress, and an exceptional cook, who was as wise as she was beautiful. She was a charming Southern Belle, a passionate advocate for the Lord, a fierce protector of her family, and a devoted wife. Dora and Harry were married for 56 years when Harry passed away. She never remarried and often reminisced of her fondness and love for Harry, and how much they loved to dance.
Dora loved the Lord with all her heart. Her tremendous love for her family and her home gave her peace and solitude. She will be missed, but more than anything, her memory will be sweetly cherished by her family for generations to come. The stories and wisdom that her children, grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren have inherited will keep her alive in their hearts forever.
Dora was a member of Daughters of the American Revolution, the Colonial Dames, the Pierian Federated Women's Club, and the Mecca Luncheon Club. She was also a member of St. Richard's, St. Peter's Catholic Church, and a lady of the Holy Sepulchre.
She passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 98, three weeks before her 99th birthday, surrounded by family and friends. Memorials to honor her life can be made to:
Navarro County Ambulatory Care Association,
P.O. Box 518
Corsicana TX, 75110
Or
Children's Medical Center Foundation
2777 Stemmons Fwy, Ste. 700,
Dallas, Texas 75207.

Services will be a family burial on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, at 2 p.m. A family and friends memorial service celebrating her life will follow at 3 p.m. both to be held at Lakewood Funeral Home, 6011 Clinton Blvd, Jackson, Mississippi 39209.

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Billy Joe Hodge
Jun 9, 1926 - Sep 11, 2016

Billy Joe Hodge, 90, of Arlington passed away Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016. He was born in Eureka on June 9, 1926 to Arthur H. Hodge and Nellie Blissett Hodge.
Billy Joe served in the army in WWII after graduating from Mildred High School. He attended Navarro College and SMU. He was the world's biggest sports fan, whether it was coaching, refereeing or umpiring. He worked to bring professional baseball to Arlington through his friendships with major league players including his uncle, Fred "Firpo" Marberry and city officials soliciting their support in moving the Washington Senators to become the Texas Rangers in 1927.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Ann O'Neal Hodge in 1989 and sons, Joe Kenneth in 2012 and Roger Neal in 2015.
Billy Joe is survived by his son, Richard Hodge; daughter-in-law, Mary Hodge; sister, Helen Hodge Lewis; brother, Arthur L. Hodge; grandsons, Dallas Hodge and wife Lindsey, Robert Hodge and wife Katherine; great grandchildren, Ava, Ellie, Jamie, Graham, Anya, Aryan, Aliya and numerous nieces and nephews.
He elected to donate his body to UT Southwestern Medical Center for research. A private memorial service will be held for the immediate family at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the Texas Ranger Baseball Foundation or charity of your choice.
"Play Ball: the slogan of the game for rank or wealth, for name or fame. Where fate, the pitcher, speeds the ball until the final shadows fall." - Grantland Rice

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Joseph Edward "Joe" Stroube
Feb 20, 1929 - Oct 7, 2016

Joseph Edward Stroube, age 87, of Corsicana and Dallas was called home to be with the Lord on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 while vacationing in Branson, Missouri. He was born on Feb. 20, 1929 and loved by his parents Bess and W.C. Stroube.
Joe graduated from Corsicana High School
[1946] where he met the love of his life, Betty Nell Crain. They were married on Feb. 21, 1948 and enjoyed life together until she passed away in May of 2015.
After high school, he attended Menlo College and UCLA. He and Betty Nell were blessed with a beautiful marriage of 67 years and had two devoted daughters, Elizabeth and Susan Stroube.
He exemplified the love of the Father through his unconditional love for his family and others. Everyone who met him loved him. He had a zeal for life and adventure. He loved to travel, fly airplanes, ride motorcycles and he even took his family sky-diving.
He also played golf, rode horses, loved to fish and lived life on a ranch.
His family and his faith meant everything to Joe. He is greatly loved and will be missed, but we are thankful to know that he is in the Father's arms.
"The righteous man walks in his integrity; His children are blessed after him." Proverbs 20:7.
He is survived his two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Ron Johnson and Susan and Terry Moore. Joe was known as "Poppy" by his six grandchildren and his nine great grandchildren, Melissa Henson Sweeney and husband Ben, Amanda Henson, Ryan Henson and wife Ann, Jordan Johnson, David Moore and wife Christina and Meredith Moore Myrick and husband Tate.
He loved and adored his great-grand children: Ella Henson (13), Mary Kate Henson (11), Elizabeth Moore (10), Joan Henson (10), Ethan Moore (8), William Henson (7), Catherine Myrick (2), Brooklyn and Lauren Myrick (8 months).
Visitation with the family will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home with the funeral service immediately following at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Terry Moore officiating.

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Ola Jewel (Tiner) Cumbie-Sisson
Sep 23, 1919 - Oct 7, 2016

Ola Jewel Cumbie Sisson, 97, passed away on Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born on Sept. 23, 1919 in Henderson County to Lee and Estelle Tiner.
She was a sweet, kind, and caring soul who loved her family more than anything. She was a hard worker and helped those in need in any way she could. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her sons, Raymon Eugene Cumbie and Brooks Cumbie; as well as her parents.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Lisa Knight; great-granddaughter, Misty Cunningham and husband Derek; great-grandsons, Cody Knight, and Justin Knight and Chelsea Wofford; great-great grandchildren, Hunter Cunningham, Trenton Cunninghma, Krystyn Knight, Addisyn Knight, Kynslee Knight, and Jhaxsyn Knight, as well as her daughter-in-law, Adene Cumbie.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held from 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Mark Luera.
Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Derek Cunningham, Hunter Cunningham, Trenton Cunningham, Cody Knight, Justin Knight, and James Knight.

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Betty Lafern "Peaches" (Gallagher) Murphey
Jul 17, 1925 - Oct 8, 2016

Mrs. Betty L. "Peaches" Murphey, 91, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village. She was born on July 17, 1925 in Corsicana to Bernhart and Ena Gallagher.
She was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. She worked for 36 years at Green's Western Wear in Corsicana. She loved and cared for all the people in her life and will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 34 years, Homer S. Murphey as well as her parents, Bernhart and Ena Gallagher.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Powers and husband James of Olney, Maryland; granddaughters, Kimberly Blankenship and Michelle Taby of Olney, Maryland; great-grandchildren, Jamie Blankenship, Krysten Blankenship, Michael Taby, and Justin Taby; brother, Tom Gallagher and wife Pat as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Dr. Mark Luera. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
The family requests that any condolences be sent to: Linda Powers 16833 Cashell Rd, Olney,Md.20832.

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Judy Ann Jordan
Oct 24, 1951 - Sep 23, 2016
 

Judy Ann Jordan passed away on Sept. 23, 2016 at her residence.
Visitation Services will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday Oct. 7, 2016 at Harmony Christian Ministries Church, 1816 W. Second Ave., in Corsicana.
Funeral Services will be at the same location at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct.
8, 2016.
Interment services will be at Hamilton Beaman Cemetery.
Funeral Services are under the care of Luz Eterna Funeral Home.

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Linda Ruth (McNeel) Caton
Aug 17, 1937 - Oct 12, 2016

Linda Caton, a woman of faith and the heart of the Caton family, went to be with her Savior on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at her home surrounded by her family and loving friends.
Her strong will to live and unwavering faith in God and the love and prayers of family, friends and many supporters carried her through her long battle with cancer.
Linda retired in 2003 from Northside Baptist Church after 13 years.
She will be missed by her one true love and husband of sixty years, Buddy Caton.
Her loving legacy lives on through her four daughters and families, LaReese Arnold and husband John of Corsicana, Lisa Caton of Bellville, Donna Powell and husband Keith of Crawford and Janet Taylor and husband Dave of Keller; seven grandchildren, John William Arnold, Rachel Washburn, Preston Powell and wife Courtney, Katie and Grace Powell, Caton Keinast, Beth Taylor, Brendan Taylor, David Taylor and Shelby; two great grandchildren, Cade and Jack Banks along with numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Arthur and Edna McNeel and three sisters, Kay Beth Andrews, Eva Bobalik and Carole Mahon.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at Northside Baptist Church with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be John Arnold, Dave Taylor, Preston Powell,Keith Powell, John William Arnold and Caton Keinast.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Larry Wayne [McKinley] Thompsen
Sep 14, 1957 - Nov 24, 2016

Obituary for Larry Thompsen
Larry Thompsen of Corsicana passed away at his home on Thursday, November 24, 2016 at the age of 59. A family committal service will be held at Dresden Cemetery on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10am.

Notes;

  • This individual was adopted and his legal last name was: Thompsen. However, the family made his marker with McKinley as his last name.

Charles Wesley Edgar
May 26, 1840 - Nov 12, 1921

Confederate Veteran Dead.

C. W. Edgar, aged 81, and for many years a resident of Navarro county, died at the home of Lee Jones, his son-in-law near Mildred Wednesday and the remains were interred in the Provident cemetery yesterday. The deceased is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lee Jones, Mrs. James Bush, and Mrs. Amos Bush, and one son, Dr. J. H. Edgar of Richland, and one step-son, Dr. N. N. Brown of Richland.

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William H. Iverson
May 23, 1852 - Nov 10, 1924

Died in San Antonio Remains Brought Here.

W. H. Iverson, 72, an old-time resident of the Navarro community, died in San Antonio Monday, where he had been for sometime for his health, and the remains reached here this morning, accompanied by Ben Smith, a nephew.

The deceased had never married, and is survived by his sister, Miss Annie Iverson; and two nephews, Ben Smith and D. L. Henderson, the latter of Corsicana, and the two former of Navarro.

The remains were interred in the Hopewell cemetery near Navarro this afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 12, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; s/o William B. Iverson, Jr. (killed in Civil War in Richmond, Va. & Hannah Ann “Haney” (Dawkins) Iverson

Mary Jo Ford
Feb 6, 1924 - Nov 6, 1924

Died Here This Morning.

Mary Joe, the 11-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Ford, died at the family home, 1512 West Twelfth avenue, this morning and the remains will be interred in Oakwood tomorrow afternoon.

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Jennie (Goodin) Ford
May 28, 1890 - Apr 30, 1975

Mrs. Ford

Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. J. W. (Jennie) Ford, 84, resident of Corsicana, who died Wednesday at her residence.

Rev. Frank Williams will officiate and burial will be at Hopewell cemetery.

She was a native of Tennessee and resident of Corsicana 50 years. Her husband preceded her in death March 17, 1968.

Survivors include a son, Bill G. Ford of Silver City; a daughter, Mrs. B. F. Taylor of Manistee, Michigan; two grandsons, James F. Taylor of Spring, and James W. Ford of Silver City; two brothers, G. C. Goodin of Navarro and Bethel Gooden of Wortham; two sisters, Mrs. Willie Thompson of Mildred and Mrs. Carrie Canady of Corsicana and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include Jack Spain, Norman Spain, Joe D. Goodin, Thomas Gene Goodin, W. E. Percival, and W. D. Bennett.

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Eldred Davis Conger
Apr 14, 1911 - Jan 2, 1944

Eldred Conger Was Buried Long Prairie Cemetery Wednesday

KERENS, Jan. 9.—(Special)—Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Long Prairie church for Eldred D. Conger, who died in Houston Jan. 2, with Rev. J. W. Ousley of Kerens officiating and interment in the Long Prairie cemetery.

Mr. Conger was born at Long Prairie Apr. 14, 1911, and at the age of 11 years united with the Baptist church. He was married July 22, 1931, to Miss Opal Bates and the father of one child, Eugene Henry, age 3.

He was employed in an oil field at Columbia, Texas, where he was injured Dec. 17, and carried to a Houston hospital where he died Jan. 2.

Surviving are his wife and son of Houston; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Conger, and one brother Jack Conger, of Kerens; another brother, Ernest, who is with the U. S. Armed forces in Australia and one sister, Mrs. Florence Bates of Houston.

Stockton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Myrtle (Andrews) Collum
Dec 7, 1892 - Jun 13, 1922

Died Tuesday.

Mrs. Sam Collum of the Rural Shade community died Tuesday after an illness covering a period of only two weeks.

Mrs. Collum was the daughter of Mrs. R. W. Andrews.

Her remains were laid to rest Wednesday in Long Prairie cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 23, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Samuel Wiley “Sam” Collum married Dec. 8, 1912; d/o Riley W. Andrews & Alice Ellender (Peevey) Andrews buried in Mankin cemetery, Trinidad, Tx.

George A. McClung
Jun 8, 1883 - Dec 29, 1918

In Memoriam.

On the 29th day of December 1918, the Death Angel spread its icy wings and made its flight in the home and heart of Mrs. Emma McClung and took from her her last boy, George, although he was not at the mother’s home. He was in Fort Stockton, where he had gone only two months ago for the benefit of his health, and where we had all hoped he would get better, though all to no avail. God saw fit to call him away from her on Sunday, just as the clock tolled 2:20 p.m. God sent his angels to bear his soul back to him who giveth and taketh away.

George only bloomed a few short years here in this sinful old world. He was 35 years, 6 months and 21 days old when his Heavenly Father called him up there to dwell with Him. But weep not dear mother and sisters, but look to God for help, for He can comfort and strengthen you and make your burdens light and He alone. So put your faith in Him.

George leaves a widowed mother and four sisters, Mrs. Belle Clayton, Mrs. Knox Black, Mrs. Lena Crawford and Miss Lola McClung and a host of relatives and friends to mourn his loss but our loss is heaven’s gain and he has paid that great debt that we all have to pay.

George’s friends were numbered by the score as he was raised in Kerens from a babe in his mother’s arms and grew to be kind, good and moral and was unusually kind son and brother. We can’t see why the Heavenly Father carried him away we loved him so well, but His will must be done, not ours. All was done for him that loving hands and physical aid could, but all in vain. He will be missed so much in his home and community. Rev. Joiner conducted the services at the home where he spoke tender words to console the bereaved ones. From the home the procession went to Long Prairie where the body was laid to rest beside his father and three brothers. There Bro. Frost spoke the last sad rites.

A loving one from them has gone,
A voice they loved is stilled,
A place is vacant in that home
Which never can be filled.

But God had a place in Heaven
That he wanted to complete;
So He took their dear George
To fill that vacant seat.

So He carried their loved one
Far across the deep blue tide,
There with his Heavenly Father
Forever to reside.
He’s gone to dwell with the Angels,
On that bright and peaceful shore,
Where sorrow, pain nor sickness,
Will come never more.

So fare thee well, departed one,
So fare the well until bye and bye,
We will meet thee over yonder,
In that home beyond the sky.

A FRIEND.

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Belle Elizabeth (McClung) Clayton
Aug 3, 1878 - Aug 5, 1960

Mrs. Clayton Services Held

KERENS, April 6 (Spl.)—Mrs. Belle Clayton, 81, life-long Navarro county resident, died at her home here Tuesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services were held from the Inmon Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. with burial in the Long Prairie cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Burt Gillis, pastor of the First Methodist church, which she was a member, and Rev. Bill Foster, pastor of the First Baptist church.

A native of Old Wadeville, her family moved to Kerens when Wadeville moved to the railroad to establish Kerens.

Surviving are a son, Johnnie Clayton, Waco; three sisters, Miss Lola McClung and Mrs. Morris Crawford, both of Kerens; and Mrs. Willie Black, Brady; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Dwain Crawford, A. M. Crawford, Joe F. Bell, Wm. C. Cole, Otis Ray Spurlock, Wm. C. Moore, Earl McClung and Andrew McClung.

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Lola McClung
Feb 8, 1891 - Mar 15, 1977

Miss McClung

KERENS—Services will be at 11 a. m. Wednesday at the Paschal Funeral Home Chapel in Kerens for Miss Lola McClung, 86, native of Kerens, who died at Memorial Hospital this morning.

The Rev. Glen Jones will officiate, with burial following at Long Prairie cemetery. She was a member of the Kerens Methodist Church.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

Notes:


A. J. Hill
Died Dec. 23, 1923

Died Saturday.

The remains of A. J. Hill, who died at the County Hospital early Saturday from pneumonia, are still being held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors pending the location of relatives.

The deceased had been in the employee of Mayfield, a contractor in the oil field.

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Premature unk Baby
B & D Nov. 1924

FIND GRAVE BABE NEAR SECTION HOUSE NORTH OF CORSICANA

Parties found a premature white child buried on the hill near the H. & T. C. R. R. section house north of Corsicana Friday afternoon. Officers of the sheriff’s department were summoned and the body was brought to the sheriff’s office.

The identity of the parents of the child are not known. The child apparently had not been buried long.

The baby will be buried at the county farm.

Notes:


Unknown girl child
Body found Dec. 10, 1924

The body of a small girl child which was found this morning by the city police was turned over to the county officers and was buried this afternoon on the county farm.

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Anna Lena “Annie” (Newman) Crowley
Dec 2, 1876 - Mar 19, 1920

Died Here Today.

Mrs. Annie Crowley, aged forty-three years, and for twenty years a resident of Corsicana, died at her home, 548 North Nineteenth street, at 12:20 today after being in bad health for many months. The deceased was a widow and is survived by five children. The remains will be interred in the Modrall Cemetery tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock, Rev. C. H. officiating.

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Reuben Newton “Newt” Peppers
May 1844 - May 26, 1924

Died at County Farm.

Newt Pepper, aged 75, and for seven years a ward of the charity department of the county farm, died there yesterday afternoon, and the remains were interred there this afternoon. A year ago the deceased and a venerable woman who was also a charge of the county at the farm, were married there and the deceased is survived by his widow.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 27, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Modrall Cemetery
  • 1st wife E. Amanda America Sarah (Davis) Peppers married Feb. 12, 1871 buried in White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx. 2nd wife Nancy Jane “Nannie” (Woods/Moody) Peppers married Jun. 3, 1896 3rd wife Mary Jane (Howard) Peppers married Nov. 21, 1920 s/o Malachi Peppers and Susannah V. (Davis) Peppers (Newt’s death certificate says buried at County Farm)

Irvan Carroll
abt 1865 - Dec 12, 1919

Colored Man Buried Today.

Irvin Carroll, aged 60 years a colored man who ran a transfer wagon her for many years died Friday night and the remains were interred this afternoon at 4 o’clock.

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Martha Ann Howard
abt 1837 - Apr 21, 1919

DIED SUDDENLY NEAR EUREKA

Venerable Lady Passed Away at the Breakfast Table.

Mrs. Martha Ann Howard, aged 82 years, died Monday morning near Eureka while seated at the breakfast table at the home of her son, J. J. Howard, with whom she made her home. Mrs. Howard took her seat at the breakfast table she was apparently in her usual good health, when suddenly her head fell forward and she was dead. The funeral took place Tuesday morning at Eureka and was largely attended, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. W. L. Patterson. The deceased is survived by the following grown children: J. J. Howard, Eureka; Mrs. J. E. Farmer of the Farmer’s community; Mrs. W. C. Taylor of Palmer; Mrs. G. W. Owen and H. L. Howard of Eureka.

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Mrs. C. P. Clark/Clarke
Died abt. Jan. 15, 1920

Died in the Rodney Community.

Mrs. C. P. Clark died in the Rodney community Thursday last and the remains were interred in the neighborhood cemetery on Friday following. The deceased is survived by her husband and six grown children. These are Elmer, Lee and Nathan Clarke of Beaumont, Mrs. Cebe Grice of Western Texas and Mrs. C. H. Hardy and Miss Sue Clarke of Rodney.

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Judge A. Peacock
1848 - Oct 14, 1922

Was a Former Resident Here.

J. A. Peacock, aged 78 years, and for many years, a resident of the Eureka community, died in Terrell Saturday night, and the remains were interred here this afternoon at 4:30, Rev. D. K. Porter officiating. The deceased is survived by three grown children, Mrs. Bell Martin, Miss Clifford Peacock and O. L. Peacock, all of Dallas. He was a brother of Capt. W. J. Peacock, a former citizen here, and has a number of relatives here and in this county.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Oct 16, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (No cemetery was named death certificate says Corsicana—daughter, Clara Bell (Peacock) Martin is buried in Oakwood) h/o Miranda (Stewart) Peacock

Fred Tuthler
Died Aug. 1924

Will Be Buried Here.

Fred Tuthler, the man who died suddenly in the oil field here, and whose relatives living in Covington, Ky., were notified, will be buried here, the relatives having wired to C. B. Sutherland to that effect.

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Isiah Talbert
murdered about Oct. 1913

WILL CREMATE BODY

Remains of Negro Man Found Near Corbet Sunday Afternoon

The dead body of a negro man was found yesterday afternoon in the vicinity of Corbet near the home of Mr. Nichols by Claude Pace, who was hunting for a pair of mules. Officers were at once notified and Justice of the Peace Z. R. Christian went and viewed the body, Dr. Fountain, county health officer, going with him. The body was badly decomposed, death having occurred, it is thought, about three weeks ago and it was difficult to make an investigation or to arrive at a definite conclusion as to the cause of death. However, Dr. Fountain expressed the opinion that from indications the negro’s throat might have been cut and there were also some evidences of three knife or gun-shot wounds in the back. It was learned that the negro’s name was Isaiah Talbert and it is said that he came from Montgomery county. He had been working for Hugh Weaver who had given Talbert a check for $6.50 on the 25th day of last month. This check had been cashed on the day it was issued. This is the last trace that could be found of the negro up to the time his badly decomposed body was found in the brush Sunday afternoon. He was known to have had $50 on his person when last seen and when the body was found there was only 85 cents in his pocket. The belief is quite strong that he was murdered and robbed. This theory is strengthened by the fact that buggy tracks were visible up to where the body was found and these tracks turned and led back in the direction from whence the buggy had come. The body was lying about fifty yards from the Cotton Belt track and about 200 yards from the public road. Two negroes, Henry Womack and Dock Palmer, are being held pending further inquiry into the matter.

Owing to the fact the body was so badly decomposed as to make it practically impossible to handle it orders were given by the authorities to have it reduced to ashes where it was found.

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Wood Barton
Dec 25, 1891 - Nov 10, 1922

REARED IN NAVARRO COUNTY.

Man Shot In Cottie county Son-in-law of Noted Cattleman.

Word reached Blooming Grove last night that Wood Barton had been shot and dangerously wounded at Peducah, Cottie county, his home.

A dispatch from that point to the Star-Telegram of today says:

“Wood Barton, son-in-law of J. Beal Sneed, was shot this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by C. B. Berry. Barton was shot twice. Berry immediately surrendered to the sheriff. An examining trial has not yet been held.

“Berry will make no statement, Barton is not expected to live.”

Wood Barton is the son of Henry Barton of Rodney, and was reared in this county. He is a nephew of Pete and Sam Barton, well known citizens of the Blooming Grove community, and is near 35 years old.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 11, 1922
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Georgie Beall (Sneed) Barton married Oct. 21, 1921; s/o Henry Barton
  • Grove Hill Memorial Park, Dallas, Texas

Emily Endora (Willis) Johnson-Terry
Nov 3, 1877 - Jun 20, 1923

MRS. C. R. TERRY DIED FOLLOWING ILLNESS THIRTEEN MONTHS

HAS BEEN RESIDENT OF CORSICANA FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS

Mrs. Emily Terry, wife of C. R. Terry, died Wednesday afternoon at about 1 o’clock at the Terry home 512 West Fifth avenue. Mrs. Terry has been ill for an approximate period of thirteen months. Although definite plans have not been made the funeral will probably be held Thursday afternoon, members of the family stated Wednesday.

Albert Sydney Johnson, son of Mrs. Terry, who has been in El Paso representing the law firm Gresham and Willis of Dallas has been notified and is expected home Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased was forty-five years of age at her death. She was born and reared in Waxahachie. She moved to Corsicana about eight years previous to her death.

Mrs. Terry is survived by her mother, Mrs. A. T. Willis of Waxahachie, her husband, C. R. Terry, her brother, P. C. Willis of Houston, and two sons, Albert Sydney Johnson, one of the members of the law firm of Gresham and Willis of Dallas, and Tillman Johnson, who resided in Waxahachie.

From early girlhood the deceased was conspicuous among the people of Waxahachie, her native town and was exceedingly popular with both old and young. Her family was among the oldest in Ellis county, and number among its members some of the county’s most useful and best citizens, and her own life, even in early womanhood was full of usefulness and good deeds—just such deeds as go to make the world better because their author has lived in it.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 20, 1923
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Thomas Johnson 2nd husband Charles R. Terry d/o Robert D. Willis and Alta Taylor (Prince) Willis
  • Buried in Waxahachie, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES IN CORSICANA; BURIAL IN WAXAHACHIE TODAY

Funeral services for the late Mrs. Emily Willis Terry, wife of C. R. Terry, who passed away here yesterday, after a long and painful illness, took place at the family home on West Fifth Avenue at 2 o’clock this afternoon, and interment followed on the family lot in the cemetery at Waxahachie at 5:30, the funeral party going through the country.

The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. Alonzo Monk Jr., and Loyd Kerr, Mrs. N. T. Champion, Mrs. C. P. Townsend and Sidney Breitz sang. A large concourse of friends attended the services at the home, and many went with the funeral part to Waxahachie. There were many beautiful floral offerings, a large number coming from out-of-town friends.

The pall-bearers wer: Active: Hastings Harrison, Lawrence Treadwell, W. P. McCammon, Dr. A. B. Horn and J. D. Cunningham.

Honorary: J. B. Fortson, A. G. Elliott, Dr. T. P. McLendon, W. W. Tatum, W. E. Pugh, Capt. B. H. Jester and W. B. George fo Corsicana, Hon. Jack Beall, T. D. Gresham, J. Hart Willis, Mr. Petfitt, N. W. McAfee, A. H. Lane, O. B. Freeman, Herbert Whisenant and Paul McNahon, of Dakllas; Robert Harrison, Brownwood; Norman Henry, Fort Worth, Judge G. C. Grace, of Waxahachie and C. C. Huff of Dallas.

The services at the grave in Waxahachie were largely attended and many beautiful flowers were there added to those that had been sent to the home here.

All who knew the deceased realize that the light that adorned a beautiful life on earth has gone out, but the memory of its luster will last with those who felt the influence of its brightness during the life of her who has now gone from them, and whose immortal nature will shine through eternity with even greater beauty and brightness.

The Corsicana National Bank closed this afternoon at 1:30 o’clock for the funeral of Mrs. C. R. Terry. Mr. Terry is vice-president of the bank.

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Mary Hester (Medaris) Graves
Jan 21, 1895 - Jan 18, 1970

Mrs. H. Graves Rites Tuesday

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Dudley Hughes Funeral Home in Dallas, 400 E. Jefferson, for Mrs. Hester Medaris Graves, 75, who died Sunday morning in Dallas.

Mrs. Graves is a sister of Mrs. Dave Wylie of Corsicana. Interment will be in the Rockett Cemetery near Waxahachie.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 19, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Royall Jesse Graves married Mar. 24, 1912 Navarro county d/o William Loving Medaris and Isabelle Ester (Speed) Medaris
  • Graves cemetery, Rockett, Ellis County, Tx.

Charity Grace (Medaris) Blasingame
Sep 17, 1905 - May 19, 1924

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIED SUDDENLY DALLAS

According to information received this afternoon by Mrs. R. J. Graves, Mrs. W. E. Blasengame, formerly Miss Grace Medaris, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Medaris, for many years residents of Corsicana, died very suddenly today in Dallas, where they have been residing for the past few months. Details concerning the sudden death are lacking and it is not known whether the body will be brought to Corsicana for burial.

Mrs. Graves left immediately for Dallas upon receipt of the information.

Mrs. Blasengame has many friends in Corsicana who will be genuinely grieved to learn of her untimely death and who will join in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family.

Notes:

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The society columns of Friday’s Dallas News contained the above notice of the marriage of Miss Grace Medaris which will be of interest to her Corsicana friends, this city having been the home of Miss Medaris until a short while ago. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Medaris who are now making their home in Dallas.

Shower Given Miss Medaris.

On last Friday, April 25, the home of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Jones was the scene of a delightful miscellaneous shower given by Mrs. Barney House for Miss Grace Medaris of Dallas who became the bride of Mr. W. E. Blasingame Thursday, May 1, in Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 3, 1924
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o W. E. Blasingame married May 1, 1924; d/o William Roy Medaris and Lou Ella (Blackwell) Medaris
  • Oakland cemetery, Dallas, Tx.

Abel Thompson McBroom
Jul 18, 1853 - Mar 4, 1923

OLD CITIZEN PASSED AWAY

Remains Interred At Petty Chapel Today.

A. T. McBroom, aged 70 years died yesterday morning at 6:30 at his home 400 South Fifth street, and the remains were interred in the Petty Chapel cemetery at noon today, Rev. A. E. Carraway officiating. The deceased is survived by his wife, five sons, and four daughters. The sons are Dennis, W. L. Tom, Abe and A. B. McBroom, and the daughters are Mrs. R. F. Knott, Howett; Mrs. W. J. Bass of Barry; Mrs. L. F. Hartgraves of Corsicana, and Mrs. N. H. Witherspoon of Burkburnett.

The deceased was a good citizen and many friends are pained by his passing.

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Ora Chaffee
Feb 10, 1903 - Nov 17, 1923

In Memoriam.

In remembrance of our beloved daughter and sister, Miss Ora Chaffee, died Nov. 17, 1923, after many years of illness, age 20 years and 10 months. She died at the home of her mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. R. M. martin, 714 North 10th street. The remains were interred at Petty Chapel cemetery, Sunday 3 p.m. Services conducted by Rev. Ingram. Pallbearers were A. M. Donoho, J. E. Smalling, W. L. McBroom, D. McBroom, B. B. Nowell and P. H. Franklin. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. R. M. Martin; a brother, W. A. Chaffee, and four sisters, Mrs. A. B. McBroom of this city; Mrs. D. E. Lane of Waco, and two sisters living in Kentucky.

Oh, how we do miss her, though He who knows all things best,
Saw fit to take her from us and take her home to rest.
It filled our hearts with sadness to give up our darling one,
Though the Blessed Savior says, let thy will be done.
We hope one day to meet her in than home above,
Where it is to know no sorrow, where all is peace and love.

---Written by her stepfather, R. M. Martin.

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Joel M. Holland
Jan 1840 - Jul 23, 1924

Holland Funeral Friday Morning

Funeral services for J. M. Holland who died in the County Hospital Wednesday morning as a result of injuries received when hit by a cotton Belt passenger train, will be held at the home of his daughter Mrs. Joanna Campbell, 945 West Tenth avenue, at 9 o’clock Friday morning. Burial will be in the cemetery at Petty Chapel. Rev. Mr. Sanders and Rev. L. C. Howell will conduct the funeral services.

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Albert Lee Page
1863 - May 25, 1924

Died Near Petty Chapel.

Albert Lee Page, aged 61 years died near Petty Chapel Saturday night and the remains were interred in the Petty Chapel cemetery yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock, the last sad rites being largely attended.

The deceased is survived by two daughters and two sons.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. B. Carraway of Roane.

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