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Elzy Evelena (Farmer) Andrus
Apr 20, 1929 - Jul 12, 2016
 
Mrs. Evelena Farmer Andrus, 87, of Corsicana went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
She was born on April 20, 1929 to Lena Stone Farmer and James Everett Farmer in Zion's Rest, and lived her whole life in Navarro County.
She graduated from Emhouse High School on June 1, 1946, and June 3, 1946 began her career in banking at First National Bank, Corsicana, from which she retired in 1989.
She married H.V. (Bud) Andrus on June 14, 1948. Their first son David was born Oct. 13, 1949, but only lived four months, to pass away Feb. 14, 1950.
Four years later Susan was born, soon following came Steven, then Stuart; three of the most blessed children in the world to have such loving, giving and sacrificing parents.
Bud and Evelena have been life-long Methodist, first at 11th Avenue Methodist Church, then at St. Luke United Methodist Church. Both Evelena and Bud served their church on various committees over the years, and she loved her church family very much. She remained a faithful member to St. Luke even in her absence.
She took an active interest in her children's lives, doing anything she could to participate, such as feeding the horses, cooking lunch daily for Steve and Susan, caring for her precious grandchildren, to name a few. Of course oncee a horse backed in to her, knocking her against the fence and breaking her arm, she was forced to stop feeding the livestock. But she took such pride in being helpful to the kids.
She and Bud were fortunate enough to get to do some traveling with friends before he passed away in 2001. And in November of 2012, Susan convinced her to move in with her and husband Gary; where she stayed until Jesus called her home.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lena and Everett Farmer; loving husband and father, H.V. (Bud) Andrus; infant son, David Andrus; sisters, Lila Olsen and husband H.O. Olsen and Beatrice Parrish and husband Hugh Parrish, Jr.; brothers, Raymond Farmer, Earl Farmer, Newel (Buddy) Farmer and wife Sarah, and a nephew, Jimmy Parrish.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Andrus Campbell and husband Gary; sons, Steven Andrus and wife Sherry and Stuart Andrus and wife Karen; grandchildren, Whitney Andrus Napoli and husband Jason, Blair Campbell Puren and husband Jeremiah, Sarah Campbell Barton and husband Wesley, Ashleigh Andrus and Michael Andrus.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Carpenter officiating.
Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Michael Andrus, Jason Napoli, Jeremiah Puren, Wesley Barton, Kenneth McManus, and Newel Farmer.
Honorary pallbearers will be James (Sonny) Farmer, Fred Farmer, Ole Olsen, James Olsen, Darrell Olsen, and Ben Acock.
Those desiring to do so, may make memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15t Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Clara Lee Williams
abt 1927 - July 12, 2016

Clara Lee Williams, 89, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Trisun Care Center.
A time of visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Corsicana with interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Charles Bryan Isbell
Jun 24, 1939 - Jul 5, 2016
 
Charles Bryan Isbell, 77, died Tuesday, July 5, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson's.
Charles was born in Anna on June 24, 1939 to John and Juanita Isbell.
He graduated from Corsicana High School in Corsicana in 1957.
After their marriage in 1958, Charles and Dianne moved to Dallas. He began his banking career with Wynnewood State Bank as a teller and soon moved through the ranks as a Vice President. He then moved to Hampton State Bank.
He became President of Hillside National Bank at the age of 29. During his years in banking he received many accolades in various civic and community organizations.
He was a past State President of the Improved Order of the Red Men. During his 28 years of membership he served in many positions.
In 1970 he moved his family to Brownsville to join his brother in forming Isbell Seafood in Port Isabel.
Charles had many interests in businesses on South Padre Island and commercial bingo businesses in the valley.
Charles enjoyed living on South Padre Island, his home in Playa del Carmen Quintana Roo, Mexico, his beloved Dos Rios Ranch in Arroyo City and his home in Brownsville.
He was preceded in death by his parents John and Juanita Isbell; five brothers Ansel Isbell (Jean), Tommy Isbell (Billie), Bill Isbell (Joyce, dec.) Lavell Isbell (Wilma) and M.L. Isbell (Betty.)
Charles is survived by his wife of 58 years, Dianne Garrett Isbell, of Rancho Viejo Texas; son Kevin Isbell and wife Sandra of Rancho Viejo Texas; daughters Lisa Isbell-Nunez, husband Carlos and Brenda Isbell-Alvarez and husband Artemio of Brownsville; grandchildren Dustin Isbell and wife Paulina, Kristopher Isbell and wife Gloria, Noah Nunez, Samantha Alvarez all of Brownsville and Hannah Nunez of Los Angeles California; great-grandchildren Dustin Luke Isbell, Khloe Isbell, Christopher and Edward Gonzalez all of Brownsville.
He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
He will be missed by his family and many friends.
The Isbell family would like to thank Gracie Reyes for her continued dedication as a loyal friend and employee.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery.

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Wanda Kay Brandon
Jan 19, 1953 - Dec 2, 2016

Wanda Kay Brandon, 63, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Bethel Seven Day Adventist Church, 717 E. 13th Ave. A second time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel, 100 S. Parham St.
Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Wanda Kay Brandon, 63, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Bethel Seven Day Adventist Church, 717 E. 13th Ave. A second time of visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Ross and Johnson Mortuary.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Roane Chapel Full Gospel, 100 S. Parham St.
Interment to follow at Woodland Memorial Park.

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Verna Bess (Burkett) Collins
Mar 5, 1931 - Nov 8, 2016
 
Verna Bess Collins, 85, of Corsicana passed away Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016. She was born on March 5, 1931 in Blanket Springs Community in Mills County to George and Lizzie Vann Burkett. She attended school in Mullin, Lake Charles, Louisiana and Comanche.
She married Jim Collins on Oct. 4, 1945 at the home of her parents in Comanche with Rev. E.G. Gregory officiating. The Collins moved to Corsicana in 1952. She earned her G.E.D. at Kilgore College in 1976.
Verna was a member of Northside Baptist Church for many years. She worked for Corsicana School Food Service, Hunnicutt Carpet and Andrews Flooring until she retired in 2010. She was an extremely loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many people.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jim; daughter, Cheryl; two grandchildren; seven sisters and many more treasured family members and friends.
She is survived by her daughters; Linda Watson and husband, Fred; Sherry Cheek and husband, Mike; Debra Pope and husband, Gary; Karen Coker and husband, Johnny and her son-in-law Danny Richards and wife, Cecilee; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at Northside Baptist Church with Bro. Randal Whitt officiating.
Serving as pallbearers will be Bryan Cheek, Matt Richards, Marc Pope, Jeremy Coker, Grant Mitchell, Garett Mitchell and Gage Mitchell. Interment will follow in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery.

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Donald L. Harris
abt 1943 - Nov 8, 2016
 

Donald L. Harris, 73, beloved husband, father, brother and grandpa went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in Navarro Mills.
Donald is survived by his wife of 29 years, Glorie Harris; daughters Sarah Ivins and husband Erik, Christina Dulock and husband Gregory; sisters, Frankie Dobbels and husband Jim, Pat Lanicek, Mary Holder, Leona McClure; brother Jackie Dale Holder and wife Jan; grandchildren Emma, Levi, Olivia, Logan and his loyal dog and companion, Maya.
Donald wished to donate his body to science to further research in medicine. His ashes will be spread on his land that he loved and raised his family on.
He will be dearly missed.

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Donald L. Harris, 73, beloved husband, father, brother and grandpa went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016 in Navarro Mills.
Donald is survived by his wife of 29 years, Glorie Harris; daughters Sarah Ivins and husband Erik, Christina Dulock and husband Gregory; sisters, Frankie Dobbels and husband Jim, Pat Lanicek, Mary Holder, Leona McClure; brother Jackie Dale Holder and wife Jan; grandchildren Emma, Levi, Olivia, Logan and his loyal dog and companion, Maya.
Donald wished to donate his body to science to further research in medicine. His ashes will be spread on his land that he loved and raised his family on.
He will be dearly missed.

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Arnold Edward Coker
Jan 12, 1932 - Nov 7, 2016

Arnold Coker, 84 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. He was born in Eureka to Laford George Martin Coker and Nannie Mae Bates Coker. He worked for Miller Hat Factory and later retiring from Kmart. Arnold enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking. He had a lot of enjoyment going garage selling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Junior Martin Coker and wife Dorothy Coker.
He is survived by his sons, Jacky Coker and wife Ruby, Randy Coker and wife Becky; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Jordan and Bernice Hull and special friend Bonnie Owen.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Tony Neal and Bro. Gary Johnson officiating.

Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cannon Coker, Gunnar Coker, Grayson Coker, Jimmy Curry, Cavendar Green and Paul Palos. Honorary pallbearers will be John Wall, Parker Zamzow, Brett Zamzow, Eric Coker.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, National Foundation for Transplants c/o Randy Coker 5350 Poplar Ave. Suite 430 Memphis, TN 38119 or Habitat for Humanity Corsicana.

Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Arnold Coker, 84 of Corsicana, passed away Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. He was born in Eureka to Laford George Martin Coker and Nannie Mae Bates Coker. He worked for Miller Hat Factory and later retiring from Kmart. Arnold enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking. He had a lot of enjoyment going garage selling.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Junior Martin Coker and wife Dorothy Coker.
He is survived by his sons, Jacky Coker and wife Ruby, Randy Coker and wife Becky; six grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; sisters, Vivian Jordan and Bernice Hull and special friend Bonnie Owen.
V isitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Tony Neal and Bro. Gary Johnson officiating.
Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Cannon Coker, Gunnar Coker, Grayson Coker, Jimmy Curry, Cavendar Green and Paul Palos. Honorary pallbearers will be John Wall, Parker Zamzow, Brett Zamzow, Eric Coker.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to, National Foundation for Transplants c/o Randy Coker 5350 Poplar Ave. Suite 430 Memphis, TN 38119 or Habitat for Humanity Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Lois Mae (Cates) Douglas
Apr 25, 1956 - Nov 5, 2016

Lois Mae Douglas, 60, of Corsicana passed away Friday, Nov. 5, 2016 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas. She was born on April 25, 1956 in Dallas.
She was preceded in death by her husband, David "Moondawg" Douglas; parents, Delmer and Martha Cates; grandparents, Loyal and Alva Poe and Edd and Willie Cates.
She is survived by her sons, Ronny Folmar and Michael Rogers of Corsicana; grandchildren, Laton Eastman, Brandon Folmar, Savanah Folmar, Isabella Folmar, Justin Folmar, Michael Rogers, II, Colton Rogers, Andrew Estrada, Lydia Williams, and Dylan Pennington; great granddaughter, Francki Rogers; sister, Mona Grace and husband Kenny of Corsicana; aunts, Edwina Poe and Florence Poe of Corsicana; uncles, James Poe and wife Nancy of Kaufman and Don Douglas and wife Brenda of Dallas; niece, Monica Perez of Mildred; nephews, James Cates of Corsicana, Gary Douglas of Corsicana and Mark Douglas of Arkansas, and numerous great nieces, nephews, cousins and a big host of friends.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Tony Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Ricky Rogers, Chuck Sanches, Jeremy Perez, Caleb Perez, Jason Northern, and Dennis Smith.
Those desiring to do so may make memorial contributions to the American Lung/Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association.

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Charles Lowrey “Charlie” Boyd
Nov 11, 1864 - Feb 17, 1953

Charles L. Boyd Rites At Dawson

DAWSON, Feb. 19.—(Spl.)—Charles L. Boyd, 88, former resident of this community, died in Houston Tuesday.

Funeral services were held from the First Baptist church Wednesday at 2 p.m. the rites were conducted by Rev. W. O. Estes, pastor. Burial was in the Dawson cemetery.

Surviving are four sons and other relatives.

Wolfe Funeral Home directed.

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Nancy Elizabeth (Merritt) Onstott
Jun 1844 - Jun 23, 1925

DAWSON NEWS.
(Dawson Herald)

Brought Here for Burial.

Mrs. Tom Onstott of Hubbard died Tuesday and was brought here and buried Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. We understand she is survived by several grown children. We were unable to learn particulars concerning Mrs. Onstott.

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Robert Loyd Sims
May 25, 1890 - Jun 21, 1925

DAWSON MAN DEAD TWO BADLY HURT IN AUTO ACCIDENT

BOB SIMS KILLED WHEN CAR OVERTURNED EARLY SUNDAY MORNING

Special to the Sun

Dawson, June 22.—Bob Sims, aged 26 years is dead and Lester Sawyer and Wilson Pullin, all of Dawson, are badly injured as a result of an automobile wreck which occurred early Sunday morning near Mount Calm, Hill county, while the trio were en route home from Waco. The accident occurred at 3 o’clock Sunday morning.

Sims’ neck was broken and he died instantly. Both the other men are cut and bruised considerably but will doubtless recover.

The car was demolished.

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J. F. Turner
abt 1923 - Dec 3, 1927

In Loving Memory.

In loving memory of little J. F. Turner, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Turner. On December 3, 1927, at five o’clock in the evening the death angels visited that happy home and took that darling baby boy from them. Little J. F. was four years, one month and 12 days old. Little J. F. leaves to mourn his loss father, mother, brother and sister, grandfathers, grandmothers and relatives and friends.

It was so hard to give him up but God’s will must be done not ours. All was done that loving hands and kind hearts could do. God had a vacant place in heaven that he wanted little J. F. to fill. Unto us our Heavenly Father gave a jewel sweet and fair; pure he was as dew from heaven nestling in the flowers rare. We had centered our affection on this treasure of our love. But an angel came and took him to that home of heaven above. Now our hearts are sad and lonely, since our darling child has gone. But we know he’s gone to heaven. Yes, he’s singing round the throne. Humbly now in sweet submission Lord we fall before thy feet. Lead and guide us by thy feet. Lead and guide us by thy spirit, that we may our darling meet.

Funeral services were conducted by Bro. H. B. Caraway and the little body was laid to rest in the Raleigh cemetery. We can not bring little J. F. back to us but we can go to him.

Written by his aunt,
GERTIE SYKES.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, December 27, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Fred Marion Turner buried in Oakwood cemetery & Lillar May (Sykes) Turner-Wood buried in Dresden cemetery

Bettie Elar Fowler
Sep 18, 1860 - Jul 28, 1926

COUNTY NEWS.

BARRY NEWS.
Special to the Sun.
Barry, Texas, July 29,--Mrs. Bettie F. Fowler, wife of Thomas Fowler of this place, passed to her reward Wednesday, July 28, at 8:30 a. m., at the age of 65 years. Mrs. Fowler had been in ill health some time but was suddenly taken with acute indigestion Sunday evening and was stricken with paralysis some time Sunday night following. Since that time had hovered, but were twixt life and death.

Mr. and Mrs. Fowler had been married 47 years last September. To them were born eleven children eight of whom survive her: Ed Fowler, Purdon; Mrs. Onis Goodjoin, Powell; Thos. J. Fowler, Waelder; Mrs. Lillie Coker, Grandview; Mrs. Ophelia Elkins, Fort Worth; L. E. Fowler, Powell; Mrs. Ethel Fulton, Crawford, and Mrs. Bettie Robison, Barry.

All the children and their families were at her bedside when she died.

She obeyed the gospel when young and had lived a consistent member of the Christian church until her death.

She was of a cheerful disposition and scattered sunshine wherever she went, and had made many friends in Barry, who join with the husband and children in mourning her loss.

To the bereaved we can only say, look to Jesus who has promised to be our comfort and stay, and who will not forsake us when trials come. “Yea, tho I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil thy rod and thy staff comfort me.”

Funeral services were held at the Christian church at Barry Thursday morning at 9:30 o’clock and the body was laid to rest at Milford.

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Newborn Infant
Apr 1926

NEW BORN BABE IS FOUND DEAD SUNDAY IN BED OF CREEK

A new born babe was found Sunday afternoon in the bed of a creek in the northern part of the city, and it was turned over by the officers who investigated the matter to Hattie Lee, prominent colored woman, for burial. Hattie says she wrapped the little form in white linen and buried it with care to the following song played on the Victrolia: “ You may carry me, you may bury me, in the coming day I’ll rise; father and mother, don’t grieve after me for I was born to die; if you should see the light in my soul you’d rather I’d go than stay.”

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Glena Uribe McRosas
Nov 10, 1913 - Apr 5, 1926

Mexican Lad Died Hospital Monday

Glena Uribe McRosa, Mexican lad aged 12 years, son of Jose McRosa, died at the county hospital Monday morning at 8 o’clock. Funeral arrangements have not announced.

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John Skipper
abt 1903 Nov 15, 1927

Negro Drowned Near Frost.

Blooming Grove, Texas, Nov. 19.—John Skipper, negro, aged 24 years, was drowned in a tank on the Germany farm near Frost Tuesday when he went in the tank for a duck he had killed.

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James Newton Bruner
July 23, 1933 - July 9, 2016

James Newton Bruner, 82 of Kerens, passed away Saturday, July 9, 2016 at his residence.
James was born July 23, 1933 to Vernon D. and Agnes Williamson Bruner of Kerens.
He graduated from Kerens High School in 1950 and from Baylor University in 1956, having excelled in his studies in piano and drama.
He received a commission in the United States Air Force and was stationed in France where he managed a large officer's club for his fellow airmen. After his discharge, he returned to Dallas to continue his studies in theater under Paul Baker.
He then moved to California where he earned his master's degree at UCLA.
After a career of film making he retired in Kerens.
James was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Edward Bruner, his niece, Sherri Bruner and nephew, Scotty Clay.
He is survived by his daughter, Anne Bruner Bremner of Los Angeles; two granddaughters, Diana and Laura Stern of Los Angeles; his aunt, Jewell Hutson of Kerens; his brother Dwain Bruner and wife Carolyn of Stephenville; his sister-in-law Linda S. Bruner of Corsicana; nephews Charles Bruner of Richardson and Greg Bruner of Stephenville; nieces Gwyn Bruner Schneck of Dublin and Cindy Bruner Clay of Hillsboro and many cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2016 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. David LeFlore officiating.
Interment will be at the Kerens Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorials may be made to the Kerens First Baptist Church or the Kerens First United Methodist Church.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Alan Lee Barber Sr.
Feb 16, 1957 - July 6, 2016

Alan Lee Barber Sr. of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 in Farmersville at the age of 59.
He was born in Corsicana on Feb. 16, 1957 to Raymond Leroy Barber and Dealey Brown Barber.
He worked for Webber Construction as a heavy equipment operator as a finisher on a maintainer.
Alan was a avid outdoorsman, loving to hunt and fish.
He was preceded in death by his mother Dealey Barber who passed away in October 2015.
He is survived by his father Raymond Barber of Corsicana; children, Alan Lee Barber Jr. and wife Cat of Farmersville and Megan Barber of Kingwood; step-grandchildren Kyle Underwood and Bethany Winblood; sisters and brothers, Caryn Phillips and husband Jim, Raymond Earl Barber, Thelma Neal, Deloris Latham, Linda Holifield, Kenneth Barber and wife Debra and Bill Barber all of Corsicana. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at Griffin
- Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Kerens Cemetery with Rev. James Williams officiating.
Pallbearers will be Warren Carver, Jerry Davis, James Shelton, Lee Littrell, Steve Andrews and Justin Simmington.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Myrian Sue (Perkins) Stephens
Nov 10, 1947 - July 5, 2016

Sue Stephens, 68 of Kerens, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at Trisun Care Center.
She was born on Nov. 10, 1947 in Hillsboro to Page and Jean Warren Perkins.
She started school in Frost and after moving, graduated from Bynum High School. She then attended Hill Junior College in Hillsboro.
After marrying Billy Stephens on June 17, 1967 and moving to Kerens, she became an active member of the Kerens First Baptist Church.
She worked at Woolworth's and Jones Medical Rental both in Corsicana and Latta's Saddle Pad Shop in Kerens.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Page & Jean Warren Perkins.
Sue is survived by her husband of 49 years, Billy Stephens of Kerens; daughter and son-in-law, Pam and Darren Lane of Kerens; Jamey Stephens; granddaughter, Emily Lane; grandsons, Will and Joshua Stephens; sister and brother-in-law, Sharon and James Bowling; brother and sister-in-law, Devon and Kim Perkins and brother-in-law, Carl Richard Stephens. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at Paschal Funeral Home.
Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, 2016 at the Kerens First Baptist Church with Bro. David LeFlore officiating.
Interment to follow at the Kerens Cemetery.
Pallbearers are: Braz Davis, Derek Kamp, David Paschal, Troy Jett, Russell Carty and Scott McManus.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Kerens First Baptist Church P.O. Box. 219 Kerens Texas, 75144, KESA P.O. Box 5 Kerens Texas, 75144, Bynum Ex Student Association. In care of Larry Hoyle, 1202 E.
Vaja Ct. Grandbury Tx, 76048.
Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home.

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Mary (Kilpatrick) Smith
May 19, 1859 - Jan. 5, 1927

In Memoriam.

Mrs. Mary Kilpatrick Smith was born in Early Grove, Miss., May 19, 1869. Was married to V. C. Smith, July 27, 1881. In 1898 they came to Texas and settled in the Cryer Creek community. Later they moved to Frost and lived in the Jones Ranch vicinity until the death of her husband little more than a year ago, after which she moved to Corsicana, 2304 West Fourth avenue, where she resided until her death which occurred January 5, 1927.

At an early age she was converted and united with the Presbyterian church in Hudsonville, Miss. after moving to Texas there being no Presbyterian church near enough for her to attend she united with the M. E. church South, of which she was a consistent member until her death.

When during the Christmas holidays she was suddenly stricken ill, three of her children being immediately called, did all they could to heal and relieve her from suffering body during her short illness. But it seemed that nothing could keep her here longer. God had called and she must go. She stated during her illness that she was ready to go, that she was only waiting for the end. Even had she not told us, we knew by the life she lived and the sweet influence she has left behind her, that she was indeed ready to go.

As a Christian, she was true always interested in the church and the work of God’s people. As a friend, kind, considerate and courteous to all. As a mother, patient, gentle and had a most unselfish love for her children. It seemed that she never thought of self, but always of her children. She spent the greater part of her life training and leading them to be upright Christian characters and good citizens, and we feel that her life is not spent in vain, that the influence of her life, and her teachings will live on in the lives of her children. ‘Tis said to live without her, but to know that she is forever free from sorrow, suffering and pain, is a blessed thought, and to think of how quietly and peacefully she passed from this life to the life beyond brings to our memory the passage of scripture which says: “O death, where is thy sting, O, grave, where is thy victory?”

She was laid to rest in the La Grange cemetery, Rev. Paul Utley, pastor of Max Avenue church and Rev. Joe Patterson, assistant pastor of First Methodist church, assisted by three of her former pastors, Rev. G. W. Gaultney, Rev. H. R. Hall, Rev. W. T. Boulware, conducted the funeral services.

The following children survive; A. L. Smith, Russel V. Smith, Elbert K. Smith, Mamie and Pauline Smith, Mrs. Vesta Friday. Three brothers and sisters also survive, John and E. J. Kilpatrick, Nacogdoches; E. R. Kilpatrick, Ballinger; Mrs. Jim Gober, Frost, Mrs. C. K. Duden, Nacogdoches, Mrs. David Smith, Dallas.

Written by a Friend.

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Coye Duland Graves
Jul 30, 1920 - Mar 28, 1926

Little Boy Dies Waco Sanitarium

Coye Graves, five-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Graves, of the Stansell community, died in a Waco sanitarium Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He had been taken to Waco several days earlier for an appendicitis operation, but we understand he arrived there too late for an operation to benefit him.

His body was returned to Dawson Sunday night and carried to the home of his grandmother, Mrs. J. W. Moser, at which place the funeral service was held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock conducted by O. S. Hellums. Burial took place in the Dover cemetery.—Dawson Herald.

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William Robert “Bob” Spruiell
Dec 8, 1843 - Dec 6, 1927

AGED RESIDENT OF HUBBARD DISTRICT BURIED WEDNESDAY

Hubbard, Texas, Dec. 10.—William Robert Spruill, aged 84 years, died at his home in the Cold Corner community Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Dover cemetery, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. “Uncle Bob” as he was familiarly called was born in North Carolina, but had been a resident of this section for many years. He served four years in the Confederate army.

Surviving are his wife, and the following children: Mrs. Lula Dunlap, Hubbard; Mrs. Delta Kendrick, Hubbard; Mrs. Alice Clinkscales, Vincent, Ala.; Mrs. Lucy McDonald, Hubbard; R. M. Spruiell, Hubbard; Tom Spruiell, Hubbard; Mint Spruiell, Hubbard; Mrs. Hester McDonald, Hubbard; Gordon Spruiell, Hubbard.

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Harve H. Walker
Sep 17, 1868 - Dec 3, 1927

Hubbard Resident Died Last Saturday

Hubbard, Texas, Dec. 17.—H. H. Walker, aged 60 years, died here and Saturday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Dover cemetery Sunday afternoon. He was a native of Tennessee, but had resided here ten years. He had been an invalid for seven years.

Surviving are three daughters and five sons.

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Katy Cranford
1815 - Jun 16, 1925

110-YEAR OLD NEGRO WOMAN IS DEAD CORSICANA

Katy Cranford, negress, aged 110 years, died here yesterday and was buried this afternoon at Cheneyborough at 2:30. Katy was said to have been sold to the Cranfords in 1820 at the age of 5 or 6 years. She has lived in Corsicana for a number of years and was well known by white and colored people.

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Myrtle Lee Barker
1908 - Aug 29, 1909

Obituary.

Myrtle Lee, the eleven-months-old baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jay Barker, was laid to rest in the Conner cemetery on September 29th. To the bereaved parents we extend our deepest sympathy. Weep not, dear ones, for your little darling, for God in his infinite wisdom as seen best to take the little one home where he will shelter it in his arms safe from all harm until you shall go some day to meet it where sad partings come no more. In your sad, dreary hours when you miss the pressure of the downy head on your breast and the clasp of the tiny fingers think of the time when in the celestial home you will meet your darling babe once more. She has missed the cares and heart-aches of this world, and is dwelling in the arms of the Savior. Some times it is hard to say “thy will be done,” but you know God in his infinite love does all things for the best. He said, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” May God guide you, sooth your bleeding heart and uphold and strengthen you, until you shall meet in that world without end and where all our heartaches will be o’er is the prayer of your friends.

FRIENDS OF BEREAVED ONES.

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Shirley (Gilliam) Walker-Cason
Aug 1, 1936 - Dec 10 2016

Shirley Walker Cason, 80, passed away Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016, in Hillsboro. She was born Aug. 1, 1936, in Navarro County to Edgar Gerome and Mable Vera Rash Gilliam and was a 1954 graduate of Corsicana High School.
She was employed by Bank of America in the downtown Fort Worth branch where she began as a teller and rose to be a loan officer before her retirement in 2000.
Shirley was married to Durwood Chrisman Walker for 36 years prior to his death in 2000. She married Joe Cason in 2004 and he died in 2011.
Shirley was an active member of Travis Avenue Baptist Church and a member of the PraiSingers Adult Choir.
She was preceded in death by parents; husbands, Durwood Walker and Joe Cason; brother, Larry Joe Gilliam and sister-in-law, Helen Elizabeth Gilliam.
Shirley is survived by her family, Lynn, Linda and Russ Walker of Oregon; Jeff, Robbie and Katie Walker of Oregon; Carl, Jody, Jonah and Evan Helmle of New York; Dandy and Debbie Whitener of New Mexico; Bo, Joanna, Jonas and Bella Whitener of California; Eryn, Chloe and Andie Whitener of Texas; Vickie Gilliam of Tennessee; Ricky Gilliam of Texas; Danny, Patty and Abigail Gilliam of Texas; Dustin, Rachel and Aria Daigle of Texas; Kenny and Debbi Hendrix of Texas; Jim Bob and Lisa Plemons of Texas and numerous nephews and nieces.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at Thompson's Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Travis Avenue Baptist Church. Interment to follow at 2 p.m. in Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Should friends desire, memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be given to the PraiSingers at Travis Avenue Baptist Church or charity of choice.

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  • w/o (1) Durwood Chrisman Walker and (2) Joe Cason; d/o Edgar Gerome Gilliam & Mable Vera (Rash) Gilliam
  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

Willie Gene Bailey
abt 1938 - Dec 5, 2016

Willie Gene Bailey, 78, passed Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Trisun Care Center.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens.
Interment will follow at Petersburg Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Willie Gene Bailey, 78, passed Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 at Trisun Care Center.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at Mt. B. Zion Baptist Church in Kerens.
Interment will follow at Petersburg Cemetery.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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John M. Anderson
abt 1875 - Apr 20, 1925

J. M. Anderson, aged 50 years, died at his home near Jester, in the Western part of Navarro county, Monday morning at an early hour and the funeral took place late Monday afternoon, with burial in the Navarro Mills cemetery. He is survived by a wife and two sons.

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Florine Grayson
Feb 8, 1902 - Nov 21, 1927

STREETMAN YOUNG WOMAN DIES FROM BURNS MONDAY

MISS FLORINE GRAYSON SUCCUMBS TO INJURIES RECEIVED WEEK AGO

Miss Florine Grayson, aged 36 years, teacher in the Mildred schools, died at her home in Streetman Monday morning at 11:30 o’clock from the effects of burns received at Mildred last Monday when her clothing became ignited from an oil stove and the funeral will be held at the First Baptist church in Streetman Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Birdston cemetery.

Miss Grayson had spilled some oil on her clothing and got near the stove, the clothing incoming ignited. She was carried to Streetman last Tuesday.

Surviving are her mother, Mrs. W. S. Grayson, Streetman; four sisters, Mrs. Dexter Hamilton and Mrs. Carrie Thompson, both of Dallas; Mrs. Gilbert Milner, Streetman; Mrs. Mack Cole, Floydada; two brothers, L. G. Grayson and R. E. Grayson, both of Streetman, and numerous other relatives. Mrs. Loyd G. Kerr and Mrs. A. D. McKinney, both of Corsicana are cousins of the deceased.

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Here En Route Home

Judge Dexter Hamilton and family of Dallas spent yesterday in the city en route home from the funeral of Miss Florine Grayson, who was buried in Winkler. Miss Grayson was a sister of Mrs. Hamilton, having died from burns from an oil stove.

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SOCIAL REVUE

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Wassell, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Bomar, Mrs. Loyd Kerr and Mrs. A. D. McKinney attended the funeral of Miss Florine Grayson at Streetman Tuesday. Miss Grayson was one of the popular teachers of the Mildred school. Her death was most tragic having been severely burned one week before. Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Hamilton and Miss Mabel Hamilton of Dallas and Billie Hamilton from the State University were in Streetman for the funeral and will remain until after Thanksgiving.

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Mortica E. Dodd
Aug 3, 1873 - Aug 21, 1927

Purdon Man Buried Tuesday Afternoon

Dawson, Texas, Aug. 26.—M. E. Dodd of Purdon died at his home Monday afternoon and the remains were interred in the Board Tree cemetery Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Dodd is survived by his wife and five children.

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Julia Ann (Estes) Dodd
Apr. 19, 1872 - Jul. 21, 1954

Mrs. Julia Dodd Dies In Dallas

Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Dodd, 82, who died at her home in Dallas, July 21, were held with burial in the Union High cemetery near Dawson.

Surviving are three sons, Rufus Dodd, Dallas; Homer Dodd, Dallas; Walter Dodd, Wink; two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Cottongame, Frost, and Mrs. Jerry Cottongame, Big Spring; 19 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

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Frances Jane (Brown) Grice
Apr 21, 1847 - Aug 1, 1927

PIONEER RESIDENT RODNEY COMMUNITY BURIED TUESDAY

Dawson, Texas, August 5.—Mrs. M. F. Grice, aged 79 years, died at her home near Rodney Monday and the remains were interred in the Board Tree cemetery Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Bounds of Wortham.

Mrs. Grice had been a resident of Rodney for many years, having lived at the home place for forty years. Her husband died in 1918.

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Julia A. (Jordan) Clarke
Jan 14, 1855 - Jan 12, 1920

Mrs. C. P. Clarke Dead.

Mrs. C. P. Clarke of several miles southeast of town, died at her home Monday night, and was buried in the Board Tree cemetery Wednesday. We understand Mrs. Clarke was 66 years of age, her old age being chiefly the cause of her death. She was a good Christian woman, and held the love and esteem of all who knew her. The Herald joins the many friends of the family in extending heartfelt sympathy.

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Lydia L. (Smith) Ward
Nov 6, 1870 - Feb 12, 1921

DAWSON NEWS.
(The Dawson Herald.)

Mrs. J. G. Ward Dead.

Mrs. J. G. Ward died at her home near Rodney Saturday night at 8:30 o’clock. While Mrs. Ward had been confined to her bed a few days, her condition was thought to be not serious, and it is thought an attack of heart trouble caused her death. She was fifty years of age and is survived by her husband and seven children. The funeral service was held at Board Tree cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock, conducted by Rev. Todd.

Mrs. Ward was a good woman and possessed the friendship of everybody who knew her, and her passing away was not only a great shock to relatives, but to her entire community. A large number of friends attended the burial as a last token of love and respect for this good woman.

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Virginia Alice (Bradham) Miles
Jul 11, 1856 - May 30, 1925

Rodney Lady Dies.

Mrs. Miles, who was making her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ben Grice died Saturday night and was buried in the Board Tree cemetery Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock the funeral services being conducted by Rev. Lankston of Pisgah Ridge, Mrs. Miles is survived by several grown children.

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Willie (Caskey) Rylie
Jun 1, 1908 - Dec 16, 1997

Willie Caskey Rylie

Willie Caskey Rylie, 89, of Corsicana, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services are pending.

Mrs. Rylie was born in Dawson on June 1, 1908.

Mrs. Rylie is survived by her son, Ernest Rylie of Corsicana.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie Caskey Rylie

Willie Caskie Rylie, 89, of Corsicana, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services are 10 a.m. Thursday at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. Susie Welch and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Kemp Cemetery.

Visitation is from 6-8 p.m. today.

Pallbearers are Gary Ferguson, Dr. Bo Ivy, Tom Llinas, Gary Schlemmer, Bob Tyykila, and Ronny Watkins. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Edwards, Billy Hardin, Sharon Johnson, Wally Palma, Betty Rousy and Ron Werner.

Mrs. Rylie was born in Dawson on June 1, 1908.

Mrs. Rylie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Judy Rylie of Corsicana; daughter, Mary Riley Gibson of Tyler; granddaughters, Brandy Rylie of Garland, Jennifer Rylie of Corsicana; grandsons, Scott Rylie of College Station, Rhey Nolan of Tyler; great grandchild, Parrish Nolan of Tyler; sisters, Florence Hardin of Corsicana, Faye Hamilton of Abilene, Tommie Caskey of Wintersville, Ohio; brothers, J. W. Caskey of Corsicana, Charlie Caskey of Garland; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Willie Caskey Rylie

Willie Caskey Rylie, 89, of Corsicana, died Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1997, in Corsicana.

Services were 10 a.m. today at Corley Funeral Chapel, with Rev. B. Suzy Welch and Bro. Bill Honea officiating. Burial will follow at Kemp cemetery.

Pallbearers are Gary Ferguson, Dr. Bo Ivy, Tom Llinas, Gary Schlemmer, Bob Tyykila, and Ronny Watkins. Honorary pallbearers are Bob Edwards, Billy Hardin, Sharon Johnson, Wally Palma, Betty Rousy and Ron Werner.

Mrs. Rylie was born in Dawson on June 1, 1908.

Mrs. Rylie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ernest and Judy Rylie of Corsicana; daughter, Mary Riley Gibson of Tyler; granddaughters, Brandy Rylie of Garland, Jennifer Rylie of Corsicana; grandsons, Scott Rylie of College Station, Rhey Nolan of Tyler; great grandchild, Parrish Nolan of Tyler; sisters, Florence Hardin of Corsicana, Faye Hamilton of Abilene, Tommie Caskey of Wintersville, Ohio; brothers, J. W. Caskey of Corsicana, Charlie Caskey of Garland; numerous nieces and nephews.

Arrangements by Corley Funeral Home.

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Ralph Windell Balentine
Mar 11, 1931 - Jan 14, 2012
 
Ralph Windell Balentine, 80, passed away January, 14, 2012. Ralph was born on March 11, 1931 in Purdon, TX to Lorena and Ralph M. Balentine who preceded him in death.

He served in the U.S. Air Force for 4 years and was a graduate of the University of North Texas. Ralph retired from Lone Star Steel Co in Dallas after 35 years. He was a member of First United Methodist Church Richardson and the Pathfinders Sunday school class.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 50 years, Verlene Thompson Balentine; his daughter Lynne Zipko, her husband John; three grandchildren, Emily, Nicholas and Hannah Zipko; sisters, Ina Jones and Joann McCrory of Corsicana, TX; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at First United Methodist Church Richardson, 503 North Central Expressway Richardson, TX 75080 at 1 PM on January 17, 2012. Private Burial will be at DFW National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to Progressive Supranuclear Palsy at "Cure PSP", 30 E. Padonia Rd. Timonium, MD 21093, or online at www.CurePSP.org We desperately need to fund research to find a cure for this disease.

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  • Sparkman funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • graduated State Home 1948-- U. S. AirForce h/o Verlene (Thompson) Balentine s/o Ralph Miles Balentine and Lorena (Smith) Balentine buried in REsthaven Memorial Park, Corsicana, Tx.

Mary Roseann Phillips
Oct 14, 1952 - Jun 30, 2016
 
Mary Roseann Philips [sic], 63, of Corsicana died at her home on June 30, 2016.
She was born on Oct. 14, 1952 in Manila, Ark to James and Clair (Key) Phillips.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.
Mary is survived by her son, Anthony "Tony" Duwayne Rogers and wife Tiffany of Montgomery; daughters Michelle Rogers of Arlington, Connie Renea Melton and husband Aaron of Corsicana; 11 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; her angels, grandson Cecil Melton and great granddaughter Cheyanne Paula Melton, now she is their guardian angel; sisters, Barbara Jean Stringer and husband Bobby of Seven Points, Hazel Marie Lewis and husband Allen of Corsicana, Carol Sue Givens and husband Mike of Waxahachie; and brothers, Clyde Eugene Crumpton and wife Janice of Corsicana, Cecil Don Crumpton and wife Carol of Bossier City, Louisiana, Johnny Wayne Crumpton and partner Cecila Dessert of Carterville, Georgia.
She will be forever in our hearts.
A time of visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Interment will follow at noon at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Officiating the service will be Rev. Lynwood Spangler.
Pallbearers will be Donny Melton, Clyde Crumpton, Johnny Crumpton, Cecil Crumpton, Mike Givens, and Allen Lewis.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Cecil Melton, Eric Melton, Jacob Fort, Michael Meistad, Jaden Meistad, and Cohen Rogers.

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Lawauna (Shue) Taylor
Jan 28, 1938 - Jun 27, 2016
 
Mrs. Lawauna Shue Taylor, 78, of Corsicana passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1938 in Malakoff to James Monroe and Mary Cantrell Shue.
She was a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend.
She was an active member of the House of Praise Church of God in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Baggett; parents, James and Mary Shue; sister, June Stickle; and a brother, Jackie Shue.
She is survived by her husband, Nathan Taylor; son, David Owens; granddaughters, April Govan and husband Rodney and Talitha Baggett; great granddaughters, Jaden Smith, Avianna Govan, and Amerie Atkinson; great grandson, Austin Atkinson; brother, Larry Shue and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set to begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Schane officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be friends of the family.

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Carol Ann (Frederick) Coffman
Sep 14, 1936 - Jun 27, 2016

Mrs. Carol Ann Coffman passed away on Monday, June 27, 2016 with her husband Jack at her side.
Our Lord has taken another Angel home. May God bless our house through this difficult time. May He take our pain and hold us as we mourn.
Praise Him as we rejoice in Carol's memories.
"Mother: To our Carol, who bears the Sweetest name, And adds luster to the same, A long life was hers,for there is no other Who takes the place of our Dear Mother."
Carol is survived by her husband, Jack E. Coffman; son, Brian Coffman; daughter, Pamela Sue and husband Weldon Curtis Cooper, Jr.; granddaughter, Susan Marie; grandson, Justin Gregory and wife Laura; as well as her great-grandchildren, Alysa and Kaden.
To all the friends and family that have Carol near their hearts, we thank you. Please give joy and thanks for her memories. However, we must say goodbye to our beloved friend, aunt, mother, and wife.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at Corley Funeral Home.
A Grave side service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 1, 2016 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.

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Randy Calvin Ganze
Jul 4, 1953 - Jun 24, 2016
 
Randy Calvin Ganze of Pursley passed away Friday, June 24, 2016 in Dallas surrounded by loved ones.
Randy was born to Calvin ("Cab") and Dorothy Ganze on July 4, 1953.
He married Dianna "Susie" Massey on June 25, 1976. Together they owned and operated Randy's Electric in Corsicana until her passing in 2008.
Randy continued to run the business until just recently passing it on to his son.
Randy lived his entire life on the same property in Pursley.
Randy was preceded in death by his father, Calvin Ganze, and wife Susie Ganze.
He is survived by his mother, Dorothy Ganze; his children, Jeffrey and Britni of Leander and Dustin and Ashlea of Barry; grandson Daxton and sisters Dianne Summers, Brenda Parish and Sherry Kelley.
Other survivors include numerous nieces, nephews and countless other friends and loved ones.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
The Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016 with Rev. Harry Hollingsworth officiating at Griffin-Roughton Chapel.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Retreat.
Pallbearers include will be Billy Steele, Brent Steele, Dennis Brown, Steven Nesmith, James Shelton, and Mike Armstrong.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Pursley Volunteer Fire Department or Pursley Baptist Church 8120 FM 642 Purdon, Texas 76679.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Richard Darron Oglesby
Nov 9, 1966 - Jun 23, 2016
 
Darron Oglesby of Corsicana went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at the age of 49.
He was born on Nov. 9, 1966 in Corsicana to Richard S. Oglesby and Vera Perry Oglesby.
He graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor's Degree and worked in several different fields including computer programing and repair.
Darron loved his family, friends and church family.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Ruby and Earl Oglesby and Ioma and Claude Perry and his father Richard S. Oglesby.
Darron is survived by his mother Vera Oglesby; aunts and uncles, Clara and Walter Braxmier, Glenda and James Perry, Wanda and Jimmy Oglesby, Juanita Holly and Betty and Doyle Brown.
He is also survived by close friend Laura Burkholder and numerous cousins and friends.
Visitation with his family will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 26,
2016 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Rev. Lonnie Keele officiating and Rev. Jimmy Oglesby assisting.
Interment to follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Alex Dugan, Patrick Jack, David Burch, David Freeman, Alex Woodard and Elias O'Neal will serve as pallbearers.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jerry Burkholder, Mike Lopez and Jerry Stroud.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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William Michael "Mike" Elder
Mar 4, 1941 - July 8, 2016
 
William Michael "Mike" Elder, 75, passed away on Friday, July 8, 2016 peacefully in his sleep.
He was born on March 4, 1941.
Mike was a hard working family man. He worked up until his final days.
He loved helping people, serving in the US Coast Guard, as a police officer then later owning his own oil and gas troubleshooting business.
Mike had a full and adventure filled life. He was a fun loving individual who lived life to the fullest and lived out his days in the loving care of his sons and their wives in Mildred.
He was truly one of a kind, full of knowledge while maintaining his sense of humor. He will be missed dearly by many.
Mike was preceded in death by his wife, Dwala Allbright Elder; son, Phillip Martin Elder; parents, Bill and Janie Elder and a brother, Pat Elder.
He is survived by his sisters, Marcy Searcy and husband Gilbert of Tyler; children, Mike Elder and wife Mia of Bradenton, Florida, Mart Elder and wife Christie of Mildred, Matt Elder and wife Christine of Mildred, step-son, Bert Turn and wife Mary Sue of Salem, Oregon; grandchildren, Michael and Tiffany Elder of Bradenton, Florida, Andrea Elder, Abby Elder, Ethan Elder, Kalee Elder and Skyler Childress all of Mildred and Schuler Turn of Salem, Organ.
Mike is also survived by two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Ronald Cartez "Ronnie" Carroll
Unknown - 2016
 
Ronald Cartez "Ronnie" Carroll, formerly of Corsicana passed in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday, July 16, 2016 at Mount Olive Baptist Church located at 2105 E. Jones Ave., in Corsicana.
 

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Mark Mattson Tekell
Feb 21, 1953 - July 2, 2016
 
Mark Mattson Tekell, 63, of Norman, Oklahoma passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by family.
Mark was born in Corsicana on Feb. 21, 1953, the son of Mr. Joe B. Tekell and Mrs. June E. Tekell.
He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1971 and continued his education receiving his RN and CRNA from the University of Texas Medical School.
Mark worked as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist for 37 years in Norman, Oklahoma.
Mark enjoyed golf, hunting and fishing. He was very active and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
He always looked forward to the trips with his golfing buddies in Norman, Oklahoma and Nashville, Tennessee. He made several trips a year with his friends to enjoy the game he loved so much.
He was preceded in death by his mother, June E. Tekell.
Mark is survived by the love of his life, Tracey Imotichey; children, Andrew Tekell of Norman, Oklahoma, Betsy Carroll and Husband Dan of San Jose, California and Erik Tekell of Norman; grandchildren, Stella and Millie Carroll; his father, Joe B. Tekell of Corsicana; brothers, LTC. Scott Tekell (R) and wife, Jodi of Azle and Brad Tekell and wife, Janet of Corsicana. He also had many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service to honor Mark was held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016 at the Belmar Golf Club in Norman, Oklahoma.
Memorials may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Foundation.

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Leroy Reaves
Dec 18, 1931 - Jun 26, 2016
 
Leroy Reaves, 84, of Cooper, passed away on Sunday, June 26, 2016 in Fort Worth.
He was born in Wilcox County, Georgia on Dec. 18, 1931.
Leroy was the son of William Harper Reaves and Mary Elizabeth Smith Reaves and he attended Perkins School of Theology and lived in Delta County since 1991.
He was a minister for the United Methodist Church, serving various congregations in central and north Texas including Tira United Methodist Church.
Leroy served in the US Air Force during the Korean War.
On Aug. 1, 1952 he married Mamie Lou Weir and she preceded him in death on Nov. 1, 2015.
He is survived by his sons, Dr. Ricky L. Reaves and wife Elizabeth of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Randy M. Reaves and wife Tamara of Granbury; six grandchildren, Austin Reaves, Ryan Reaves and wife Jennie, Marshall Reaves, Eric Reaves and wife Amanda, Ethan Reaves and Emma Reaves; nephews, Jim Gamer and wife Lynda of Cooper, Elton Reaves, Jr., and wife Debra of Georgia and Jim Johnson and wife Cindy Johnson of Quinlan.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Delta Funeral Home.
Funeral Services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 29, 2016.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hope House, P. O. Box 341 Cooper, Texas 75432.

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Dana Renee Tomlin
Dec 10, 1959 - Jul 9, 2016

Dana Tomlin, 56 of Corsicana passed away July 9, 2016.
She was born Dec. 10, 1959 in Corsicana to Wallace Tomlin and Helen Sorsby Tomlin.
She has been a resident of Corsicana all her life, and is a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Corsicana. She was active in the church choir, church library and any church activities.
She is survived by her mother, Helen Tomlin; aunts, Johnne Welch, Wilma Sorsby, Bettie Tomlin and Joann Tomlin; one uncle, Jimmy Sorsby and wife Diane and Lynn Tomlin along with numerous cousins.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 11, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral service will begin 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Intertment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers will be Jimmy Sorsby, Darrel Welch, Jerry Welch, Tommy Welch, Gene Hobdy and Kalen Welch.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Ruth (Aldama) Fletes
Mar 15, 1930 - Jul 4, 2016
 
Ruth Aldama Fletes was welcomed into her heavenly home on Monday, July 4, 2016 while being surrounded by her loving children, Linda Fletes Kenworthy and Ernest Craig Fletes.
Ruth was the fifth of nine children born to Gabino and Abrana Aldama in Corsicana on March 15, 1930.
She lived in Corsicana until she was married to Ernest Fletes III on April 21, 1956, then the newlyweds moved to Marlin.
While living in Marlin they started their family. They had three children, Linda Ann, Susan Marie, and Ernest IV.
Ruth was an excellent homemaker, a wonderful wife and mother. She also helped her husband with his surveying business.
Ruth loved to have garage sales, play the old hymns on the piano and was quite a good cook. Everybody loved her enchiladas, rice, and beans and her lemon and pecan pies, cakes, oatmeal cookies and delicious sweet tea.
Ruth loved to help people. Her whole life, she loved to serve and put others first. She took care of her sweet Susie for 51 years.
Ruth was an active member of the Primera Iglesia Bautista of Marlin for
30 years. She helped with Vacation Bible School and Women's Ministry.
In 2001, Ruth moved back to Corsicana into the house that she grew up in and joined Calvario Baptist Church where she enjoyed worshiping her Lord and made some good friends.
She volunteered many hours at MHMR and also served as a pink lady at Navarro Regional Hospital.
Although we mourn the loss of our mother Ruth, sister, aunt and friend, we rejoice in the blessed assurance of her joining her daughter Susie, our father Ernest, her siblings Cecil, Lois, John, Bea and George and her parents in heaven.
Ruth is survived by her daughter Linda and her husband Jeff Kenworthy of Humble and son, Ernest Craig Fletes of Corsicana; her sister Eva Barlow of Chatfield and two brothers, Ben Aldama of Arkansas and Richard "Dick"
Aldama of Corsicana.
She is also survived by several special nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Lewis Palos officiating.
Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Pallbearers include: Ben Aldama, Jr., Chris Aldama, David Aldama, Greg Barlow, Robert Aldama and Steve Aldama.
"With your final heartbeat, kiss the world goodbye. Then go in peace, and laugh in Glory's side and fly to Jesus, fly to Jesus and live." - Chris Rice.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village for their loving care of their loved one.

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Jimmie B. (Whorton) Spain
Jul 24, 1923 - Jun 24, 2016
 
Mrs. Jimmie B. Whorton Spain, 92, of Richland passed away on Friday, June 24, 2016 at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
She was born on July 24, 1923 in Pickett to Jim Bar and Ida Johnson Whorton.
She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. She loved to cook and take care of her family, and was a country girl that had a great love for John Wayne.
She worked as a nurse for over forty years. She was a member of The Eastern Star, and had been attending the Lone Star Cowboy Church in Corsicana.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Eady Spain; daughter, Eady Jorene Spain Bigham; five sisters and a brother.
She is survived by her sons, Bobby Spain and wife Joy Emshoff of Austin, Johnny Spain and wife Wanda of Blooming Grove, and Mike Spain and wife Tamra of Richland; daughter, Lisa VanLoocke and husband Adam of Barry; son-in-law, Darold Bigham of Wortham; granddaughters, Laurie Bigham of Corsicana, Stacey Ray and husband Christopher of Wortham, Kelly Porter and husband Timothy of Wortham, Chelsea Covington and husband Jeff of Blooming Grove, Lacy Johnson and husband James of Blooming Grove, Sherah Spain and Summer Spain of Birmingham, Alabama; grandsons, Kit Spain and wife Shannon of Richland, Jody Spain of Corsicana, Clayton VanLoocke of Corsicana, Jason Spain and wife Cedar of Atlanta, GA and Stephen Spain and wife Stephanie of Farmersville, Lousiana; Twenty-five great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 27, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charky Marquis officiating.
Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery. Pallbearers will Jody Spain, Kit Spain, Clayton VanLoocke, Randall Arnett, Jeff Covington, and James Johnson.
Memorial contributions may made to the American Cancer Society.

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Daisy Bell (Claxton) Higgs
May 28, 1940 - June 20, 2016

Daisy Higgs of Corsicana passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital on Monday morning, June 20, 2016 at the age of 76.
She was born on May 28, 1940 in Ennis to Jessie and Lily Claxton.
She enjoyed playing cards, domino's and computer games and she enjoyed painting in her kitchen such as chairs, cabinets or walls. She also enjoyed flower gardening.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jessie and Lilie Estelle Ewing Claxton; brothers, George Willis, Jessie Jr., Danny Lee Claxton and grandson Benny Ray Huffman.
She is survived by her husband, Jackie Higgs of Corsicana; eight children, Barbara Jean Wafer, Forrest Huffman, Brenda Campbell, Benny Huffman, Johnny Ray Huffman, Chuck Peterson all of Corsicana and Elda Brimer of Florida and Linda Dool of Arlington.
Also survived by three brothers, Charles Claxton of Ennis, Gene Claxton of Rice, David Claxton of Rice; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2016 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. Tony Stephens officiating.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 22, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Benjamin Franklin Huffman and (2) Jackie Higgs; d/o Jessie Wilis Claxton & Lily Estelle (Ewing) Claxton

Juanita Adell (Tanner) Dyer
Sep 24, 1921 - Jun 18, 2016

Juanita Adell (Tanner) Dyer entered the gates of Heaven on the evening of June 18, 2016. She spent the last seven of her 94 blessed years as a resident of Heritage Oaks West.
She was born Sept. 24, 1921 to Louis Whitfield and Lillie Tanner in the community of Pursley in Navarro County.
She attended school at Pursley and Union High.
She married the love of her life Thomas Dyer on Sept. 4, 1938 and they shared 62 wonderful years together in the Shady Grove Community.
Juanita worked alongside her husband in making a living as farmers and ranchers.
She was a devoted stay at home mother to her children. She was a perfect hostess in her home welcoming all who entered and was a wonderful cook well-known for her delicious desserts.
She labored many spring and summer seasons to reap and share the benefits of a bountiful garden. She had a servant's heart and was willing to help others Juanita and Thomas were lifelong members of Shady Grove Baptist Church; faithfully entering the doors every time they were open and serving and supporting the church in anyway needed.
Juanita was preceded in death by her husband, her parents; her step-mother Ola Tanner; sisters Evie Nunn, Bessie Sawyer and Miriam Praytor; step-brothers J.W. Benton, H.R. Benton and Billy Benton.
She is survived by four children, daughters Shirley Ladd and husband John of Tyler and Brenda Rhodes and husband Elwyn of Purdon; sons Lowell Dyer and wife Julie of Corsicana and Ricky Dyer of Purdon. She is survived by 12 grandchildren and 25 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her brother Lewis W. Tanner of Dawson; sisters Delois Lane of Corsicana; Reba Gullett of Brownsboro and Faylene Dick of Wortham.
A special thank you to her loving caregivers Ruth Johnson and Carolyn Clay for their dependable, ever-nurturing devotion to our Mother. Also to Dr. Kent Rogers who cared for her many years and to the nurses and staff of Heritage Oaks.
Visitation with her family will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26,
2016 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with services following at 3 p.m.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Brian Sean Sheehan
Dec 27, 1982 - Jul 13, 2016

Brian Sean Sheehan, 33 of Grapevine, passed away on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.
He was born Dec. 27, 1982 in Longview.
Brian was preceded in death by his wife, Chandler McKellar Sheehan and grandfather, Jack C. McCann.
He is survived by his mother, Kimberly Hayes of Pursley; son, Seiryu Jack Noel Sheehan of Tokyo, Japan; brother, Daniel John Sheehan of Pursley; nephews, Garren Sheehan, Aiden Sheehan; grandmother, Jimmie McCann of Pursley and sister in law, Tiffany Sheehan of Pursley.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside service will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Rev. Chet Brake officiating.
Arrangement By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, July 18, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Chandler (McKellar) Sheehan; s/o Daniel John Sheehan & Kimberly Ruth (McCann) Sheehan-Hayes

Geneva Allene (Burress) Johns
Jun 30, 1930 - Jul 13, 2016

Geneva Allene Johns, 86 of Houston passed away on Wednesday, July 13,
2016 at her residence.
She was born June 30, 1930 in Currie, Texas to Noel and Katie Stubbs Burress.
She was preceded in death by her husband, C.E. (Johnny) Johns; parents, Noel and Katy Burress.
Geneva is survived by her children, Ricky Johns and wife Beverly of Cleveland, Texas, Susie Terry and husband Albert of Palestine, Donna Barr of Dallas, Marilyn Zbilski and husband Richard of Rowlett, Juanita Horner and husband Leon of Katy and Tracie Jackson of Tomball.
She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and four great great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 18, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana.
Graveside Service will be 2 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016 at Resthaven Memorial Park with Bro. Bruce Tetreault officiating.
Pallbearers include: John Barr, David Horner, Dominic Tijerina, Ricky Wayne Johns, Christopher Johns and Carl Lane.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana

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Dorothy Lea (Overton) Reynolds
Nov 19, 1941 - Dec 8, 2016

Dorothy Lea Overton Reynolds, 75, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at her residence. She was born on Nov. 19, 1941 in Phoenix, Arizona to Leroy and Mary Alice Overton.
She was a daughter of a fruit picker who traveled the United States working crops. They left California bound for Texas, where she was born on the way. She lived in San Antonio and Austin in her younger years.
At age 14, her mother became ill and she began to care for her younger brother and two sisters. At age 21, on Christmas Eve of 1962, she went on a blind date with Charles R. Reynolds. They were married eight months later at the home of Charles' mother in Austin on Aug. 23, 1963. They have been happily married for 53 years. (Bless her heart.)
Throughout her life, God and the church became increasingly more important to her the older she got. She was a member of Mildred Baptist Church for over 30 years. She worked as a Realtor in Corsicana for many years and later retired from the Navarro County Tax Office on Dec. 31, 2003.
In September 2004, she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Throughout her battle, she became very involved with the Ovarian Cancer Survivor Group of Baylor Hospital, Relay For Life of Navarro County for 10 years, and Camp Make a Dream in Montana, where she touched many lives with her living testimony through her faith in Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Mary Alice Overton; as well as her son who passed away at birth, Gary Lee Reynolds.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Reynolds; son, Scott Reynolds; daughters, Lori Hickey and husband Matt, and Kristy Smallwood and husband James; grandchildren, Cole Reynolds, Jordan Hickey, Jason Hickey, Weston Smallwood, and Tyler Smallwood.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at the Mildred Baptist Church. Officiating the service will be Pastor Tony Neal. Pallbearers will be Scott Reynolds, Cole Reynolds, Weston Smallwood, Tyler Smallwood, James Smallwood, Jason Hickey and Matt Hickey.
Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Donations in Dorothy's honor can be made to the Relay For Life of Navarro County.

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Dorothy Lea Overton Reynolds, 75, of Corsicana passed away on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 at her residence. She was born on Nov. 19, 1941 in Phoenix, Arizona to Leroy and Mary Alice Overton.
She was a daughter of a fruit picker who traveled the United States working crops. They left California bound for Texas, where she was born on the way. She lived in San Antonio and Austin in her younger years.
At age 14, her mother became ill and she began to care for her younger brother and two sisters. At age 21, on Christmas Eve of 1962, she went on a blind date with Charles R. Reynolds. They were married eight months later at the home of Charles' mother in Austin on Aug. 23, 1963. They have been happily married for 53 years. (Bless her heart.)
Throughout her life, God and the church became increasingly more important to her the older she got. She was a member of Mildred Baptist Church for over 30 years. She worked as a Realtor in Corsicana for many years and later retired from the Navarro County Tax Office on Dec. 31, 2003.
In September 2004, she was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Throughout her battle, she became very involved with the Ovarian Cancer Survivor Group of Baylor Hospital, Relay For Life of Navarro County for 10 years, and Camp Make a Dream in Montana, where she touched many lives with her living testimony through her faith in Christ.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Mary Alice Overton; as well as her son who passed away at birth, Gary Lee Reynolds.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Reynolds; son, Scott Reynolds; daughters, Lori Hickey and husband Matt, and Kristy Smallwood and husband James; grandchildren, Cole Reynolds, Jordan Hickey, Jason Hickey, Weston Smallwood, and Tyler Smallwood.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at the Mildred Baptist Church. Officiating the service will be Pastor Tony Neal. Pallbearers will be Scott Reynolds, Cole Reynolds, Weston Smallwood, Tyler Smallwood, James Smallwood, Jason Hickey and Matt Hickey.
Interment will follow at Eureka Cemetery.
Donations in Dorothy's honor can be made to the Relay For Life of Navarro County

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Vera Alice (Perry) Oglesby
Oct 7, 1930 - Dec 12, 2016

Vera Alice Oglesby, 86, of Corsicana passed away Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. She was born Oct. 7, 1930 in Kerens to Claud Millard Perry and Ioma Clara Andrews.
Vera was a true southern belle in every sense of the word. She possessed an irresistible charm and charisma and had the gift of making everyone she came in contact with feel special. Her devotion to her husband and son was unshakable. She inherited an entrepreneurial spirit, which flourished as she sewed for entire wedding parties. She was a drapery seamstress and designer, and later was an alterationist. She was a psychologist without a degree, as she would so patiently and lovingly sit and listen to anyone's problems and concerns. She was a member of Community Chapel Church and enjoyed gospel music and making people laugh by joking. She also enjoyed decorating.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Oglesby; son, Darren Oglesby in 2016; parents, Claud and Ioma Perry; siblings, Mildred Keele, Vivian Jock, Zelda Steen, Clifton Perry and Lester Perry.
She is survived by her sister, Clara Braxmier and husband Walter; brother, James Perry and wife Glenda and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016 in the funeral home chapel. Funeral service will to follow at 2 p.m. at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Lonnie Keele and Jimmy Oglesby officiating.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Robert Andrew Compton, Jr., Rev.
Jun 22, 1941 - Dec 9, 2016

Rev. Robert Andrew Compton, Jr, age 75, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in Corsicana. He was born on June 22, 1941 in Lorraine to parents Robert "Andy" Compton and Vinnie Compton.
While all who knew him mourn the passing of a beloved pastor, confidant, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law, we also know that a great celebration began at 3:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. Compton was reunited with his wife Ruby and received his just rewards from our heavenly Father for living a life of extreme devotion and dedication to his Christian faith. A mighty Christian General has now fought his last battle and, like all the battles before this, has emerged victorious. He has shed the bonds of this world and the frailty of the human body to be reborn and live forever in paradise.
Rev. Compton has pastored numerous churches over the course of his 43 year calling beginning with his first pastoral position at First Assembly of God church in Forreston. Through his final with First Assembly of God in Maydelle. Rev. Compton worked tirelessly throughout his life to not only provide for his family but to also tend to his constantly expanding flock of parishioners. He has touched more lives and souls than anyone can imagine and will be missed in some way by everyone who had the opportunity to meet him. He is truly loved and revered.
He was preceded in death by Ruby, his wife of 54 years and is survived by his son Ronnie; granddaughter Lynsi; three great-grandchildren; four siblings and numerous close family members.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Friends of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Assembly of God Church at 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, Texas 75110 as well as to your favorite charities.

Notes:

  • h/o Ruby May (King) Compton; s/o Robert Andrew "Andy" Compton & Vinnie Lee (Neel) Compton
  • Submitted by Karen Rost

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Rev. Robert Andrew Compton, Jr, age 75, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 in Corsicana. He was born on June 22, 1941 in Lorraine to parents Robert "Andy" Compton and Vinnie Compton.
While all who knew him mourn the passing of a beloved pastor, confidant, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law, we also know that a great celebration began at 3:30 Friday afternoon. Rev. Compton was reunited with his wife Ruby and received his just rewards from our heavenly Father for living a life of extreme devotion and dedication to his Christian faith. A mighty Christian General has now fought his last battle and, like all the battles before this, has emerged victorious. He has shed the bonds of this world and the frailty of the human body to be reborn and live forever in paradise.
Rev. Compton has pastored numerous churches over the course of his 43 year calling beginning with his first pastoral position at First Assembly of God church in Forreston. Through his final with First Assembly of God in Maydelle. Rev. Compton worked tirelessly throughout his life to not only provide for his family but to also tend to his constantly expanding flock of parishioners. He has touched more lives and souls than anyone can imagine and will be missed in some way by everyone who had the opportunity to meet him. He is truly loved and revered.
He was preceded in death by Ruby, his wife of 54 years and is survived by his son Ronnie; granddaughter Lynsi; three great-grandchildren; four siblings and numerous close family members.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016 at Trinity Assembly of God Church with the Rev. James Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Friends of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Assembly of God Church at 109 FM 2452, Corsicana, Texas 75110 as well as to your favorite charities

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Helen Constance "Connie" (Logsdon) Anderson
Jan 2, 1925 - Dec 15, 2016

Helen Constance (Connie) Logsdon Anderson was born Jan. 2, 1925 in Dallas. Connie was the only daughter of Dr. William K. Logsdon and Edna Hull Logsdon. She grew up in Corsicana. She attended Bennett College in New York and then the University of Texas at Austin. Connie was a member of Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority, The Daughters of the American Revolution and Magna Carta Dames.
Connie met the love of her life in San Antonio. She married Robert Louis (Andy) Anderson on June 28, 1947 in Corsicana. They moved to Kansas for a couple of years and then settled in Houston where they lived for the rest of their lives. They enjoyed a long and happy marriage until Andy's passing in 1996. Their home was always open to welcome those who wished to join them. She was the consummate hostess and was always looking for an opportunity to bring people together.
Connie had a great zest for life, a vivid imagination and was a very active person until she became ill in 2007. Her greatest joys in life were family and friends. She had many pursuits throughout her life including volunteer work, travel and selling antiques. She had a love of history, the beach and Colorado. Her greatest treasure was her family and sharing time with them. In her later years she had great interest in the FBI and wedding planning and was very entertaining with the stories she could tell.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to all of her dear friends who supported her throughout the years, and to her caregivers at Autumn Years and Hospice for all of their kindness and support.
Connie is survived by her son Robert (Rob) Logsdon Anderson in Boulder, Colorado, her daughter Joann (Ann) and son-in-law Ralph Nicosia in Friendswood, daughter Florence Elizabeth (Becky) and son-in-law Bill Romane in Houston. Connie was very devoted to her only grandson, William Matthew (Matt) Romane.
A time of visitation will be held at noon Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home Chapel with graveside service to follow at 1 p.m., with Dr. Mark Luera officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Connie's memory to the American Cancer Society or the Parkinson's Society.

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Gayle Dalton Garner
Feb 24, 1928 - Dec 7, 2016

Gayle Dalton Garner was born on Feb. 24, 1928 in Chatfield as the youngest child of William L. and Bertha Garner. He went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016. Gayle grew up in Chatfield with one brother and three sisters and went to school in Chatfield and Rice.
His father was a farmer, but Gayle's love was working on old cars. He took this hobby and followed this line of work after his marriage to Christine Gotcher; working for many years for Ferma C. Stewart Motor Company of Corsicana. Later he worked as a mechanic for Forrester Chevrolet. After a brief career as shop manager in Waco for Steakley Chevrolet, Gayle returned with his family to Corsicana, where he opened his own auto repair business/Fina gas station on the corner of 15th street and 2nd avenue. Many local people will remember taking their cars to him for his expertise and honesty and outstanding workmanship. Later he moved his business to Garner's Auto Service on 2nd Avenue and 18th Street where he worked until his retirement in 1993.
Gayle was a Christian first in all his endeavors and was a faithful member at Westhill Church of Christ. His strength of character and sense of humor carried him through many health issues starting at the age of 51 and continuing throughout the remainder of his life. Yet he was never without a joke or a good story to tell. His amazing love for his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren has been a lesson for all who knew him. He was known far and wide for his wonderful bear hugs. We will always be grateful that God chose to put him in our lives.
Gayle is survived by his wife of 69 years, Christine Gotcher Garner, as well as one son, Ron Garner and wife, Diane; two daughters, Melanie Bland and husband, Bobby, and Gail Smith and husband, James. He has eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Sam Dilbeck officiating. His grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Bessie Marie “Bess” (Carroll) Yarber-Gray
Jul. 1, 1928 - Dec. 20, 2016

Bess Gray, 88, a long-time resident of Georgetown and Round Rock, died peacefully in her sleep at home on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, following a brief illness. Bess was born in 1928 in Blooming Grove, Texas, the youngest of six children. She attended UT-Austin where she met her future husband, Robert Yarber, with whom she had four children. Bess worked in the transportation industry for most of her career. She loved spending time with her family and friends, gardening, the Dallas Cowboys, good Mexican food, and she had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Bess is survived by her four children, Marianne, John, Jackie and Mike, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. Service to be held on Thursday, December 22, 2016, 10:00 am, at Beck Funeral Home, 15709 RR 620 N, Austin, Texas 78717 (www.beckchapels.com), before returning to Blooming Grove for burial.

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  • Austin American-Statesman, Dec 22, 2016
  • BGHS grad 1945
  • 1st husband Robert Vardell Yarber 2nd husband Laverne E. Gray; d/o James Warren “Jimmy” Carroll & Inda Camilla (Freeman) Carroll
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Navarro Co., TX

Bertha (Banks) Avery
Jul 21, 1900 - May 4, 1925

Died at the County Hospital Yesterday

Mrs. Bertha Avery, aged 25 years, wife of H. A. Avery, an oil field worker, who lived on South Seventh street, died in the County Hospital at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood at 4:30 this afternoon. Her husband and two children survive.

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James A. Higbee
Mar 1857 - Apr 27, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES HIGBEE BE HELD TUESDAY

HAS BEEN PROMINENT ODD FELLOW CIRCLES FOR MANY YEARS

James A. Higbee, aged 68 years, and resident here for more than forty years, died at the I. O. O. F. Home at 2:20 this morning. The deceased was a native of New Ark, Missouri.

The deceased had never married and but little is known of his antecedents by his most intimate friends. Some of these say at one time he had a sister living in Atlanta, Ga., and that he has a nephew now somewhere in California.

The deceased was a devoted, active and very useful member of the Odd Fellows lodge and was always ready to lend a helping hand to his fellowmen. He was highly esteemed as a good citizen and man by all who knew him and his many acts of kindness and usefulness to his fellows will long be remembered by those who knew him.

The body was placed in the Odd Fellows’ Hall here this afternoon where it will rest till tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock when the funeral services will be held, and interment will follow in Oakwood. All members of M. d. Herring Canton No. 8 will act as pallbearers, and the remains will be given every honor of the order.

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Elizabeth “Eliza” (Cockrell) Reagan
Feb 7, 1835 - Dec 23, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED RESIDENT CORSICANA TODAY

MRS. ELIZA REAGAN HAD LIVED IN CORSICANA PAST FIFTY YEARS.

Funeral services for Mrs. Eliza Reagan, 89 years old, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Patterson, 801 West Fifteenth avenue, Wednesday afternoon, were held from the residence at 2:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Reagan was an early settler in Corsicana and had lived here for the past fifty years. She was born in Tennessee. Mrs. Reagan is survived by her three daughters, Mrs. Laura Patterson, Corsicana; Mrs. H. Clayton, San Antonio; and Mrs. Elizabeth Fox, Dallas, fourteen grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.

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Josh Clough
May 28, 1854 - Feb. 14, 1925

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

Josh Clough, 71, died at the Odd Fellows Old Folks home this morning and the remains will be buried on the I. O. O. F. lot in Oakwood at 10 o’clock in the morning. The deceased was a native of Canada and a ward of the lodge at Eagle Pass. He had no family.

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Nora (Stokes) Weaver
Mar. 10, 1875 - Feb. 25, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. WEAVER THIS AFTERNOON

MUCH-LOVED LADY HAD BEEN SUFFERER FOR SEVERAL MONTHS

The funeral of Mrs. C. O. Weaver, who died the morni9ng of February 27, 1925, at her home in Dawson was held Saturday afternoon at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Clem Weaver, 508 North Twelfth street, Corsicana, at 2:30 with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The impressive services were said by the Rev. W. T. Bowlware, pastor of the Methodist church and Rev. D. E. Moore, pastor of the Baptist church, of Dawson, assisted by Rev. C. G. Vincent, pastor of the Church of Christ, Corsicana. The following members of the choir of the Church of Christ rendered a number of favorite hymns of the deceased: Messrs. Roy and Lexie Layton and Mesdames Mit Sowell, Frank Michaux and Conrad Matthews. Many beautiful floral offerings attested the great love and esteem in which this noble woman was held by her friends, not only in her home town, but in Corsicana, her former home, Dallas and Hillsboro.

Mrs. Weaver who before her marriage was Miss Nora Stokes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Stokes of Eastland, was born at Cryer Creek, Navarro county, in 1875. At the earl age of twelve years she was converted and has been a life-long devoted Christian and member of the Methodist church. She was married to Mr. Charles O. Weaver, May 15, 1900, and would have been married 25 years this May, had she survived the dreadful disease which sapped her life away, after months and months of patient suffering.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by her parents, her three sisters, Mrs. S. E. Grady of Blooming Grove, and Mesdames B. D. Hodges and C. E. Owen of Waco, and her five brothers, Messrs. Joe M. Stokes of California, Roy, Arthur and Bryan of Eastland, and Adler Stokes of Portland, Maine.

Relatives attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Roy Stokes and Arthur Stokes of Dallas, Mrs. S. E. Grady of Blooming Grove, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Hodges and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Owens of Waco, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Duncan of Hillsboro and Misses Camille Grady and Sis Stokes of Dallas. Numerous Dawson friends were also present.

The following served as pallbearers:

Active—Lynn Sanders, Pet Dawson, John Wilkes, Edgar Davis, Jim Slauter, Carlos Berry.

Honorary—Dr. B. W. D. Hill, M. L. Berry, W. N. Matthews, C. C. Dawson, J. H. McCulloch, J. L. Taylor, E. L. Hill, J. H. Dawson, Dawson, R. J. Wright, W. Berry, W. W. Wolfe, W. A. Lancaster, O. C. Akers, Lewis Phillips, Will Leggott, J. F. Hagle, R. B. Rogers, Bennie Matthews, Rev. W. T. Boulware, Rev. D. E. Moore, Rev. J. T. McKeown, Gray Sims, D. G. Simms, R. M. Akers, J. M. Sowell, L. F. Gable, Ab Dickson, I. M. Beasley, W. T. Berry, N. J. Reeves, Marvin Berry, V. T. Matthews, C. M. Newino, Grover Hall, J. F. Smith, F. H. Butler, C. J. Loveless, J. L. McCulloch, C. C. Turner, W. E. Dawson, W. A. Conner, J. H. Weatherby, J. W. Matson, John Tabor, B. D. Hodges, C. E. Owens, Wirt Pierson, J. C. Keitt, J. C. Beck, Rufus Shaw, Joe Fortson, Arthur Elliott, R. A. Caldwell, Geo. E. Jester, Chris L. Knox, Mit Sowell, T. J. Walton, L. A. Johnson, Sidney Marks.

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Pansy Peck
Mar 24, 1893 - Dec 7, 1925

Sad News Received.

The early morning hours brought the sad, sad news of the untimely death last night in Dallas of Miss Pansy Peck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hal M. Peck of this city. This has come as a distinct shock to all Corsicana, and many hearts are saddened over the loss of this beautiful and accomplished young lady. The heartfelt sympathy of the whole city is extended the bereaved parents and her only brother, Hal Peck.

The funeral took place at 3:30 o’clock, and she was laid to rest by the side of her sister, Elsie, who died some years ago, just a few weeks before she was to have been married.

The wonderful floral offerings and the large concourse of sorrowing friends attested the great popularity of Pansy, and the love borne her by all who knew her.

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John Wesley Vaughan
Feb 22, 1855 - Jan 28, 1925

In Memory.

On Wednesday night, January 28, at 7:15 o’clock, the Angel of Death entered the home of Mrs. J. W. Vaughan and children and took from us our beloved husband and father.

Our dear loved one would have been 70 years old February 22, but God in the heavens above knew he had suffered long enough. He was sick only a few days, but had not been in good health for a good while. This dear one leaves to mourn a beloved wife, two sons and five daughters, besides his grandchildren, and other relatives. Bless the ones who stood by his bedside to get a chance to do something that would ease those severe pains which were caused by the flu, that awful disease, and especially do we thank Dr. Slater for his kindness and what he did and again we thank him for coming through that awful bad weather to see our mother and little brother, who has been very sick with the flu and pneumonia, and also we thank the neighbors for their kindness and what they have done for us. He was laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery Thursday evening, Rev. L. C. Howell conducting the services. We thank the ones who sent the beautiful flowers from Dallas and Ennis.

A place is vacant in our home which never can be filled, a voice we loved so sweet has forever disappeared.

Life’s duty done as sinks the day, while heaven and earth combine to say how blest the righteous when he dies.

HIS DAUGHTER.

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James Franklin Comfort
May 30, 1908 - Feb 1, 1925

BOY KILLED SUNDAY IN AUTO WRECK WAS LAID REST TODAY

The remains of the late James Comfort, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Comfort, who met his death Sunday afternoon in an auto accident, were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon, after impressive and beautiful services at the home, conducted by Rev. R. Girard Lowe.

The services were largely attended and there were many beautiful floral offerings. The tragic death of this popular boy cast a gloom over the community, and his heart-broken parents and brothers have the sympathy of the entire community in the great and unlooked for sorrow that has intruded itself into their lives.

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Mary (Bell) Fallon
Apr 10, 1882 - Sep 20, 1972

Mrs. Fallon

DALLAS—Mrs. Mary B. Fallon, 90, former longtime Corsicana resident, died Saturday in a local hospital. A native of Mooresville, N. C., she came with her family to Corsicana the year she was born 1882, and was a Sunday school teacher in the Presbyterian church most of her adult life.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church with Lamar-Smith Funeral Home in charge. Graveside rites and burial will follow at 2 p.m. at Corsicana’s Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by three nieces Mrs. Allen F. Mitchell and Mrs. M. A. Drane, Jr., both of Dallas and Mrs. J. I. Jordan of Duncan, Okla.

Before her death, she requested memorials be made to World Missions through the Presbyterian Church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, October 1, 1972
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Percy Erwin Fallon married Mar. 16, 1904 d/o Ezekial Lemuel Bell, Capt. and Sarah Josephine “Josie” (Johnston) Bell

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Mrs. Fallon

DALLAS—Graveside services were at 2 p.m. Monday in Corsicana’s Oakwood cemetery for Mrs. Mary B. Fallon, 90, former Corsicana resident who died Saturday in Dallas hospital. Funeral services were at First Presbyterian Church in Dallas.

Survivors include three nieces.

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Sarah Jane “Sallie” (Duren) Sedgley-Van Nort
Sep 21, 1844 - Jan 14, 1925

MRS. S. J. VAN NORT PASSED AWAY HERE LATE WEDNESDAY

PIONEER WOMAN OF CORSICANA WAS LOVED BY MANY IN THIS CITY

Yesterday afternoon near 8:30 o’clock Mrs. S. J. Van Nort passed away at her home, corner of North Twelfth street and west Fourth avenue, after an illness of some days. The deceased was 80 years of age on the 21 of September last and had lived in and about Corsicana practically all her life. When the deceased was a small child her parents, Abram Duren and wife, moved from Mississippi, to Corsicana, and settled near Petty Chapel. Later they moved to Corsicana where the father engaged in the hotel business and served four years as county clerk. During the Civil War the deceased conducted her hotel mainly as a home for disabled and sick Confederate soldiers.

Early in young womanhood the deceased was married to Jack Sedgley, and to the union were born three children, Mrs. W. J. Seelig, Monte Sedgley and Harry Sedgley. Monte Sedgely died a few years ago, but Mrs. Seelig and Harry Sedgley still live.. Mrs. Seelig in Corsicana and Harry Sedgley in Ennis.

Some years after the death of her first husband the deceased was married to W. R. Van Nort, who died near thirty years ago. To the last union the son Lee Van Nort, now a resident of Houston was born. These three children, one grand child, Miss Louise Sedgley of Ennis, and two brothers, John and Tom Duren of Corsicana survive.

For a number of years Mrs. Van Nort conducted a boarding house and when the infirmities of age made it impracticable for her to keep up this work, she continued to keep roomers.

The deceased had been a member of the Methodist church from childhood and those who knew her best know that she lived her religion rather than talk about it. She was a woman of naturally fine sense and her many year’s experience made her a most agreeable companion. Of exalted personal character she was a devoted to all things that go for the making of better men and women, and for the exhilaration of all those virtues that lend to enabling character and elevating the human mind.

During all her life she was fond of the young and loved to have them about her and to ---with them in their joys and to contribute all she could to their happiness and to impart to them her own ideals of usefulness and happiness. Those who knew her loved her and many there are who united their tears with those of her loved ones when her mortal remains were consigned to their last resting place.

The funeral services took place from the late home at 3:30 this afternoon, conducted by Rev. Alonzo Monk, Jr., assisted by Revs. E. W. Potter and D. A. Chisholm. A large concourse of friends followed the remains to Oakwood, and there were many beautiful floral offerings.

To attend the funeral were a number of out of town people among them her son Lee Van Nort and wife of Houston; her nephew, Will Duren of Houston and her son, Harry Sedgley, wife and daughter of Ennis.

The following were the pallbearers:

Honorary, all official members of the First Methodist Church.

Active: Luther Larrison, Geo. Whytte, J. W. McGill, C. C. Albritton, Will L. Kerr, and Sam M. Kerr.

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The funeral of Mrs. S. J. Van Nort which was conducted yesterday afternoon at the family residence on West Fourth avenue was largely attended and the floral offerings were numerous and beautiful attesting the deen love and esteem in which this good woman was held. Among the many out-of-town friends and relatives were: Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Van Nort and Mr. W. L. Duren of Houston; Mr. Harry Sedgely and Miss Louise Sedgely of Ennis; Mrs. C. R. Hanks, Mexia; Mrs. C. R. Henson, Wortham; Miss Kate Adams, San Antonio, and Mesdames Tina Melton, J. W. Tarver and S. E. Gideon of Dallas.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Jan 16, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband John Thomas “Jack” Sedgley married May 9, 1867 2nd husband William Robert Van Nort married Oct. 15, 1885 d/o Abraham Duren and Lavina “Laviney” (Melton) Duren
  • Oakwood cemetery

Harry Hays Sedgley
Feb. 21, 1876 - Jul. 5, 1934

NATIVE CORSICANAN DIED IN FT. WORTH ON THURSDAY NIGHT

HARRY SEDGLEY BE BURIED FROM METHODIST CHURCH ON SATURDAY MORNING

Harry Sedgley, aged 59 years, native of Corsicana, but resident of Fort Worth for the past several years, died in Fort Worth Thursday night at 9 o’clock and the funeral will be held here Saturday morning at 11 o’clock from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Sedgley was well known here where he resided practically all of his life. He was a traveling salesman for many years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Louisa Tate, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Seelig, Corsicana, and a half- brother, Lee Van Nort, Houston.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home will have charge of the arrangements here.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 6, 1934
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alice E. (Brown) Sedgley married Oct. 10, 1900; s/o John Thomas “Jack” Sedgley & Sarah Jane “Sallie” (Duren) Sedgley-Van Nort

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HARRY SEDGLEY SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Harry Sedgley, aged 59 years, native of Corsicana, who died at his home in Fort Worth Thursday night at 9 o’clock, were held at the First Methodist Church Saturday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church assisted by Rev. Fred Swank of Fort Worth.

Mr. Sedgley resided in Corsicana practically all of his life, but had lived in Fort Worth for the past several years. He was a traveling salesman for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Louisa Tate, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. W. J. Seelig, Corsicana; and a half-brother, Lee Van Nort, Houston.

Pallbearers were John S. Murchison, C. L. Jester, George Whytte, A. A. Allison, C. C. Sands, W. H. Decherd, Leslie Kelton and J. S. Simkins.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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Alice E. (Brown) Sedgley
Apr 21, 1880 - May 9, 1955

Wednesday Rites For Mrs. Sedgley

Mrs. Harry Sedgley, aged 75 years, died at 1818 Maplewood Monday night following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. John Wesley Ford, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a member.

A native of Corsicana, Mrs. Sedgley was the daughter of the late Richard Brown and Mattie Morrell Brown, pioneer residents of this area.

She made her home in Fort Worth and Ennis for a number of years before returning to Corsicana several years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Tate, and a granddaughter, Miss Cynthia Tate both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Etheridge King, Elmer Butler, Ed M. Polk, Edgar Metcalf, Ed Rittersbacher, Dr. Wm. Shell, Luther A. Johnson, Jr., and Tom Eady.

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Rites Wednesday For Mrs. Sedgley

Funeral services for Mrs. Harry Sedgley, 75, native of Corsicana who died at 1818 Maplewood Monday night were held from the McCammon Chapel Wednesday at 10 a.m.

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

Mrs. Sedgley made her home in Ennis and Fort Worth for a number of years before returning to Corsicana several years ago.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joseph A. Tate, and a grand-daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Tate, both of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Etheridge King, Elmer Butler, Ed M. Polk, Edgar Metcalf, Ed Rittersbacher, Dr. Wm. Shell, Luther A. Johnson, Jr., and Tom Eady.

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Robert “Uncle Bob” Lott
Died Jan 1922

Well Known Negro Dead.

Uncle Bob Lott, colored, as he was familiarly known to his many white friends, passed on to the great beyond last Monday.

Uncle Bob was an old-time slavery negro, and he himself did not know his age. When asked, Uncle Bob would say, “Boss, I must be around 80.” And we know he said those same words for the past ten years.

Anyway, he was a good old negro and he will be missed from our circle of colored friends. Peace be to his ashes and may the Lord care for his soul. His remains were tenderly laid to rest in Goodlow Park. Peace be to your ashes, Uncle Bob.

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Rice N. Wilson
Jun 19, 1872 - Apr 13, 1926

R. N. WILSON DIED TUESDAY AT HOME MILDRED COMMUNITY

R. N. Wilson, aged 53 years, farmer, died at his residence near Mildred at 12:15 o’clock Tuesday morning and the funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 12:30 o’clock, Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist Church, conducted the funeral services. Interment was made in the Cryer Creek cemetery.

The deceased has been a resident of Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are his wife and six children, his mother, one brother, one sister, Mrs. B. Tinkle and other relatives.

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Georgia White
Oct 4, 1864 - Feb 14, 1927

Beaumont Woman Be Buried Here

Mrs. Georgia White, aged 62 years, died in Beaumont Monday and the remains reached Corsicana at an early hour Tuesday morning and was forwarded to Blooming Grove and will be taken to Cryer Creek for interment.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun- Tuesday, Feb 15, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (obit says Cryer Creek—Death Certificate says shipped to Corsicana—Could be Grange Hall or Black Hills) (there is a marriage record for Georgia Fox married W. P. White Apr. 14, 1907 Navarro county, this could be her)

Fred Charles Slauson, Jr.
Nov 17, 1938 - Aug 7, 2016

Fred C. Slauson, Jr., 77, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 at the Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center in Waco.
He was born on Nov. 17, 1938 in Corsicana to Fred Slauson, Sr. and Jeanne Slauson.
Fred enjoyed working on puzzles, watching movies and football. He incorporated math into every project he undertook.
He traveled extensively as a young man and enjoyed seeing the end results to anything he accomplished.
His sense of humor and love for his family will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He devoted over 18 years as a math teacher with Texas Tech University, Dallas Baptist University, University of Oklahoma and Eastern New Mexico University.
He spent the later part of his life building and managing various houses in the Navarro County area.
Fred was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Jeanne Slauson as well as his sister, Bonnie Ruth Slauson.
He is survived by his wife, JoAnn Banks Slauson; daughters, Charlise Boyer, Bonnie Ruth Simon, and Rebecca Lynn Williams; sons, Happy Slauson and Michael Slauson; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Interment to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Officiating the service will be Dr. Mark Luera.
Pallbearers include: Chris Hatley, Brandon Horton, Dante Johnson, Mark Simon, Alex Slauson and John Williams.

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Patty Jean (Gafford) Bunch
Mar 25, 1936 - Aug 8, 2016

Patty Jean Gafford Bunch, 80, passed away on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016 in Waco.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside service will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Patty Jean Gafford Bunch, 80, passed away August 8, 2016 in Waco. She was born March 25, 1936 in Corsicana to A.J. (Skeet) and Nadine Gafford.
She had a passion for genealogy spending her time researching at the public library here in Corsicana. She loved to play and spend time with her grandchildren and enjoyed the company of her dogs. She enjoyed being outside working is her yard.
Patty is preceded in death by her parents A.J. (Skeet) and Nadine Gafford; sister Veda Mae; great grandson Camron Medina.
She leaves behind her daughters, Diane Massey of Woodway, Lou Ann Humphries and husband Karl of Corsicana. Grandchildren, Jennifer Morris Felton and husband Clayton, Chris Humphries, Racheal Carney Whisenant and husband Corey, Brandy Humphries Hurford and husband Mike. Great grandchildren, Baylee Rejcek, Chloe Medina, Conlee Felton, Tucker Felton, Macon Hurford, Kegan Hurford and brother, Bill Gafford and wife Georgia of Corsicana. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside service will be 9 am Wednesday, August 10, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery.

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Ethel B. (Leeds) Furlow
Jan 9, 1902 - Dec 4, 1923

Graduate of State Home Died in Denison

Mrs. Ethel Surlough, age about 23 years, died at her home in Denison Tuesday afternoon following a short illness. The deceased was a graduate of the State Home High School and in addition to her husband she is survived by a brother, Roy Leeds of Corsicana and two sisters, Ruth and Ruby Leeds of the State Home, all of whom left yesterday after being notified of her death. Funeral arrangements are not known.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Dec 5, 1923
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • She is not buried at State Home but graduated from there
  • d/o Frank Leeds and Lizzie (Pope) Leeds) (she died after complications of childbirth—a baby girl B&D Dec. 4, 1923) (sister of Ruth, Ruby, Charlie and Roy—Roy James Leeds buried in Oakwood, Corsicana, Tx.)
  • Buried in Denison

Ida (Collins) Stanford
May 20, 1885 - Jan 21, 1916

Colored Woman Dead.

Ida Stanford, aged 30 years, wife of Joe Stanford, died at the family home, 708 East Sixth Avenue, at 11 o’clock this morning, and the remains will be interred in the Providence colored cemetery north of town, tomorrow afternoon.

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John Joiner
abt 1887 - Sep 9, 1917

Died of Pellagra.

John Joiner, colored, died of pellagra at his home in East Corsicana Saturday and the remains were interred in the colored cemetery yesterday. The deceased was thirty years of age.

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Lora May Boyd
Jan 26, 1914 - Apr 10, 1920

BLOOMING GROVE NEWS

(The Blooming Grove Rustler)

Mr. and Mrs. John Boyd’s little girl, 5 years old, died in Waco and the remains were brought back and laid to rest in Lone Oak. Little Miss Lora was taken with appendicitis and hurried to the sanitarium at Waco, but was so weak that she was not operated on. Bro. Weaver of the Central Baptist church, conducted the funeral service, delivering a beautiful tribute.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, April 19, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o John David Boyd and Gracie Bell (Robinson) Boyd buried in Eastview Memorial Cemetery, Vernon, Wilbarger, Texas (granddaughter of John Powell Robinson and Alice Medora (Killebrew) Robinson

Geneva May Perkins
July 5, 1937 - April 27, 2016

Geneva Perkins, 78, passed away April 27, 2016. She was born July 5, 1937 in Anderson County Texas to Abe and Lula Perkins

Geneva is survived by her sister Juanita McAdams and preceded in death by 6 brothers, and 1 sister.

Visitation will be held 4-6:00 PM, Saturday April 30, 2016. A Graveside service will be 1:00 PM Monday May 2, 2016 at Frost Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Life Legacy from Waxahachie Funeral Home, Waxahachie Tx.

Flora Belle (Highnote) Powell
Oct 11, 1890 - Jul 24, 1925

CORSICANA LADY DIED LATE FRIDAY FUNERAL SUNDAY

MRS. FLORA BELLE POWELL PASSED AWAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Mrs. Flora Belle Powell, aged 34 years, wife of E. H. Powell, died at the family home, 1701 West Second avenue, Friday night at 6:30 o’clock after a lingering illness and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon. The funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church with Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducting the services.

The deceased is survived by her husband and one daughter, Hallie Lucille Powell, aged nine years.

The deceased is also survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. (Dick) Highnote, and one sister and two brothers, Ms. Powell had lived in Corsicana all of her life and is well known here.

Active Pallbearers—R. G. Hodge, G. L. Sutton, L. O. Larrison, H. E. Redden, J. J. Sikes, Claude Absher.

Honorary pallbearers are Calvin White, Alf Highnote, Fred White; Sam Ingham, John Lynd, E. E. Hamilton, Tom Redden, Earl Ingram, Bob Stell, Sam Mitchell, Jim Pugh, V. C. Hyden, Harrell Ward, M. Christensen, Bell White, J. H. Brown, J. Sparkman, Alvin Grill, Walter Beaton, Jim Jackson, G. C. Lancaster, Newt Jackson, Dock Martin, Dock Jackson, Cad Steward, Jess Megarity, Willie McPhail, Wright Hidrick, Harry Pollack, Sye Carder, Charlie Highnote, George Baum, Richard Cunningham, Jess Graves, George White, Sydney Marks, Mendal Marks, Walter Beeman, A. S. Vandiver, Wiley Burdine, George Stamps, Walter Woods, Will Huff, Edgar Metcalf, J. A. Jarrell, Walter Seelig, Sid Crews, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. E. H. Newton, Dr. R. C. Curtis, Dr. Dubart Miller, J. L. Flaniken and all members of the Retail Merchants Association.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON LARGELY ATTENDED

GREAT CROWD GATHERS TO PAY FINAL TRIBUTE MRS. HOPE POWELL

Final services were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock in the First Methodist church for Mrs. Flora Belle Powell, aged 34 years, wife of E. H. Powell, who died at 6:30 Friday evening at the family home, 1701 West Second avenue, after many months of illness. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery immediately after the services at the church. Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which deceased was a member conducted the services at the church and closed the services at the grave with a fervent prayer.

The large auditorium of the First Methodist church was filled to overflowing with relatives and friends of this good woman who came, despite the unusually high temperature, to pay their last respects to the memory of their loved one and friend. There were few dry eyes in the large number thus gathered as Rev. Mr. Potter, in a voice filled with emotion, told on the life of this devout young Christian wife, mother, daughter and sister.

He told of her young girlhood and then her growing into young womanhood and the marriage to the man she loved more than all else in life and the devotion to her husband, her little girl, her parents, and brothers and sisters, as well as the great love all these bore for the stricken flower of their love.

“She has suffered greatly,” said the minister, “and if it were not for the fact that there is a future spiritual life, one might well say this good woman had played a losing role in the great game of life. But the fact that there is such a life after the grave makes her the winner and not the loser.

He recounted his visits to the bedside of the deceased and told of the patience with which she bore her illness and the great and tender care bestowed by the loving husband, sister-in-law and other close relatives upon their stricken loved one. The minister made it very plain and there was no doubt in the minds of any who knew Mrs. Powell that she was now reaping the reward of her good works and Christian life while on this earth.

Appropriate hymns, a number of them being the favorites of the deceased, were sung by a double quartette composed of members of the choir of the First Methodist church, with the organist, Mrs. Eugenia Story at the organ. After the address by the minister, friends of the deceased filed by the casket and for the last time on this earth viewed the face of their friend whose features were in sweet repose such as comes only to those who pass into the unknown work with a full knowledge that they will receive the reward awaiting the pure in heart and hear the words, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.”

A large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives followed the body to Oakwood, where the grave was hidden from view under a great mound of beautiful flowers that were sent by those who had known this lovely Christian character in life and who desired in this manner to show in a very slight degree the great love and esteem in which she was held, the beautiful flowers typifying in a faithful way the beauty of the pure life of the flower that had been plucked, from the earthly garden and transplanted in Heaven to bloom anew and in a greater glory, a glory unknown here below.

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Joseph Alexander Highnote
Mar 16, 1866 - Feb 3, 1949

J. A. Highnote Is Interred Oakwood Cemetery Friday

Funeral services for Joseph Alexander Highnote, 82, native of Navarro County, 114 East Second avenue,were held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the First Baptist church.

He died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Thursday morning.

Born several miles southwest of Corsicana, Highnote was a retired farmer and had operated a rooming house here for many years.

Surviving are a son, Hubert Highnote; a daughter, Mrs. Vesta Holloway; a sister, Mrs. J. D. Ingham, all of Corsicana, and four grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were, Walter Beeman, Walter Hamilton, Walter Beaton, Walter Hayes, Alex Stroder, Newt Jackson, Hope Powell and Bob Holloway.

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Isabelle “Bell” (Martin) Highnote
Jan 3, 1869 - Jan 26, 1929

PIONEER RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY IS DEAD AT HOME HERE

MRS. BELLE HIGHNOTE HAD RESIDED IN COUNTY FIFTY-ONE YEARS

Mrs. Belle Highnote, 60, wife of J. A. Highnote, died at the family residence, 112 East Second Avenue Saturday morning at 12 o’clock, following an illness of several years. She was born in Tennessee but had resided in Navarro county 51 years, the last 20 of which she had lived in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Holloway, Dallas, and H. W. Highnote, Kansas; four grandchildren, one sister, Miss Caroline Martin, Corsicana, one brother, Joe Martin, Sunset and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased as follows: Fred White, Calvin White, Dock J. Martin, Roy Martin, Sam Ingram, and Charles Highnote.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Belle Highnote, aged 60 years, wife of Isabelle “Bell” (Martin) Highnote wife of J. A. Highnote died Saturday morning at the family residence, 112 East Second avenue, following several years illness, were conducted Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the residence with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. Rev. J. Howard Williams pastor of the First Baptist church conducted the services.

Mrs. Highnote was born in Tennessee but has resided in Navarro county 51 years, the last 20 of which she resided in Corsicana.

Sutherland Undertaking company had charge of the funeral.

Surviving are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Arthur Holloway, Dallas; two sons, E. J. Highnote, Dallas, and H. W. Highnote, Kansas; four grandchildren; one sister, Miss Caroline Martin, Corsicana; one brother, Joe Martin, Sunset, and numerous other relatives.

pallbearers were her nephews: Fred White, Calvin White, Dock J. Martin, Sam Ingram and Charles Highnote.

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IN MEMORY OF MRS. BELLE HIGHNOTE

On Friday, Jan. 25, 1929, the death angel claimed the spirit of Mrs. Belle Highnote, wife of J. A. Highnote. She had been sick for some time, and all was done for her that loving hands could do. Oh, how hard it was to give her up, but God knew best and carried her home to rest, while our hearts are sad and lonely, we know she is sweetly resting in the arms of Jesus. She was a member of the Baptist church. It was so sad and heart-rending to stand by the gray casket, seeing the broken-hearted husband and children mourn over the one that was so near and dear to them. The loved ones have the sympathy of this community. God help them in this hour.

She is survived by her husband and children and one sister, and other relatives and friends. Her remains were laid to rest in the Oakwood cemetery.

Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o’ershadowed,
Sweetly my soul shall rest.

And god shall wife away all tears from their eyes, and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow nor crying; neither shall there be any more pain. God in His wisdom has recalled the bloom her love had given, and though the body smoulders here the soul is safe in heaven. It is hard to break the tender cord where love has bound the heart; it is hard to speak the words, ‘we must part,’ yet again hope to meet thee when the day of life has fled, and in heaven with joy to greet thee, where no farewell tears are shed.

GLADYS HUNTER.
Corsicana, Route 3.

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William F. Dunn
Mar 7, 1869 - Dec 13, 1925

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR W. F. DUNN HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

DEATH OF WELL KNOWN CORSICANA MAN OCCURRED SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock for the late W. F. Dunn, aged 56 years , who passed away at his home, 1446 West Fourth avenue, at 3:35 o’clock Sunday afternoon, after an illness extending over many months. The services were conducted by Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, with burial in Oakwood cemetery. Services were held at the home. Beautiful music was rendered by a quartette composed of Mrs. Harry Williams, Miss Dorothy Drane and Messrs. Edgar Metcalf and Loyd Kerr. Pallbearers were J. Frank Williams, Sam Jackson, W. M. Hill, Claude Cunningham, J. S. Dubank, Dick Jackson, Robert Stell, W. A. Babb.

W. F. Dunn was born and reared in Corsicana, his father being the late Col. E. E. Dunn, one of the earliest settlers of Navarro county, and who held the office of sheriff for many years during the early frontier days, when such as position tried the courage of the bravest, and in all those years this pioneer Texan was true to his trust. With such a sire it is little wonder that Billie Dunn, as he was familiarly known by his great host of friends, should gain and hold the friendship of a great circle of friends, Mr. Dunn is survived by his wife and an adopted daughter, Nell. He is also survived by four sisters, Mesdames Agnes Edens, O. E. Hyndman and Mary Wright of Corsicana, and Mrs. Jno. Watts of Mayfield, Kentucky. A large number of other relatives, many of them among the leading citizens of Corsicana and Navarro county, also survive.

For several years Mr. Dunn was connected with the Freedman Dry Goods Store, a leading early day mercantile establishment in Corsicana, later going with the Perkins Dry Goods Company, a Dallas wholesale concern, for whom he traveled over a large Texas territory for many years, and was with this concern when he was forced to abandon active commercial life some months ago on account of failing health. During all these months he has been cheerful and hopeful of a restoration to his wonted health, but during recent days when the end seemed near he never complained but became resolved to the fact that he must pass to his reward and there was no tear in his heart.

Mr. Dunn was born March 7, 1869, and has resided practically all his life in Corsicana where he was known to a great host of friends as a jovial courteous gentleman of high ideals and honest convictions. Few men had more friends than “Billie” Dunn, and few men were more deserving of the friendship of men. He married Miss Susie Young, daughter of Mr. John Young of Blooming Grove, a prominent banker and land owner of the western section of Navarro county, 35 years ago. One child was born to them which passed away while still quite young. The great love of Mr. and Mrs. Dunn for children caused the adoption a few years ago of a beautiful little girl, who has been a ray of sunshine in the home for the past several years and brightened the long days of illness for this lover of mankind and his devoted and tender wife.

Immediately after the services at the home Monday afternoon the remains were laid at rest in Oakwood cemetery underneath a great profusion of beautiful floral offerings from Corsicana and many other points, these attesting in a small way the love and esteem in which “Billie” Dunn was held wherever he was known.

Among out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral were Mrs. John Watts of Mayfield, Ky., Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hyndman of Leona, Texas; Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Young, and Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Young of Dallas; Mrs. E. H. Carter of Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Harris of Blooming Grove and others.

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Two Citizens Pass to Their Reward

The past week closed and the new week began with the passing of two of Corsicana’s esteemed citizens, Mrs. C. M. Hornbeak, who died during the morning hour of Saturday, and Mr. W. F. Dunn, familiarly known as Billie Dunn, who passed to his reward during the afternoon hours Sunday.

Although Mr. Dunn has been a sick man for many, many months, he has made such a brave fight, that his death came as a shock to his host of friends here and elsewhere.

The sympathy of the many friends of both families, goes out to the bereft loved ones. Heaven knowing what these dear ones have died, will pour into the faithful, aching hearts her holiest, precious balm.

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Mr. Dunn’s Funeral.

The funeral of Mr. W. F. Dunn took place this afternoon at the home, 1446 West Fourth avenue, the Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the first Methodist church, assisted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church conducting the services.

Beautiful songs were rendered by Mrs. Harry Williams, Miss Dorothy Drane, Edgar Metcalf, and Loyd Kerr. Exquisite floral offerings in profusion were typical of the high esteem in which Mr. Dunn was held and the love and sympathy bestowed upon his bereft loved ones.

Out-of-town relatives attending the funeral were a sister, Mrs. John Watts of Mayfield, Ky., who is a guest of her sister, Mrs. O. E. Hyndman, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Hyndman of Leona, Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Young and Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Young of Dallas, Mrs. E. H. Carter of Fort Worth, and Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Harris of Blooming Grove.

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Susie (Young) Dunn
Mar 18, 1870 - Sep 5, 1928

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BILLY DUNN THURS. AFTERNOON

WAS PROMINENT IN RELIGIOUS AND SOCIAL CIRCLES MANY YEARS

Funeral services for Mrs. Billy Dunn, aged 55 years, who died suddenly at The Oaks, country home, near the Corsicana Country Club, Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family residence, 1446 West Fourth avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, assisted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Dunn was a member of the First Methodist church and also was secretary of the Oakwood Cemetery Association. She was born at Cryer Creek and had resided in Corsicana for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband several years ago.

Surviving are one daughter, Miss Nell Dunn, Corsicana; two brothers, Frank R. Young, Corsicana; M. G. Young, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. S. E. Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. J. W. Harris, Blooming Grove, and a number of other relatives.

Pallbearers were R. J. Jackson, Clyde S. Stroud, Charles Davis, Ab Douglas, Frank Williams, Claude Cunningham, Max D. Almond and Jim Nick Garitty.

Special music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mrs. Harry Williams, Mrs. Henry Robbins and Messrs. Lloyd Kerr and J. E. Metcalf.

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Many Out of Town Relatives Attended Funeral Mrs. Dunn

A larger assembly of sorrowing friends and loved ones has seldom been seen at a home funeral than that of Mrs. W. F. Dunn on Thursday afternoon at 1446 West Fourth avenue. Mrs. Dunn’s untimely and unexpected death has cast a gloom over all Corsicana for she was universally beloved. The numerous and gorgeous floral offerings were silent manifestations of her great popularity, and of sympathy for her bereft daughter, Nell, and her loved ones, whose hearts were broken. Beautiful tributes were paid this noble woman by the ministers, Reverands F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which she was a faithful member; A. W. Hall, presiding elder of this district, and P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church, who assisted.

Those present from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. M. G. Young and Lloyd Young; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Shields, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shields, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Shields, Mrs. Nina Elliott, Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Harris, Mr. and Mrs. Buford Harris, Mrs. Ona Baker and daughter, Mrs. Johnson of Dallas; Mrs. E. H. Carter of Fort Worth; Mrs. John R. Griffin and son, Walter B. Griffin of Arlington; Miss Mary Elizabeth Harper of Temple; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Daniels of Kerens, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hawkins of Hillsboro.

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Edwin McCarver Franklin
1871 - Apr 9, 1925

Funeral Services Tomorrow Afternoon

The body of E. M. Franklin, who died at Wichita Falls, will arrive at Corsicana at 11:15, Thursday night and the funeral will take place Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased is well known in this county having made his home for many years in the Mildred community.

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Remains Interred This Afternoon

Remains of the late M. E. Franklin reached here last night from Wichita Falls, and the funeral was held in Oakwood this afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. D. A. Chisholm officiating. The deceased lived here for many years, and is survived by his wife and several grown children.

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Nicey Quintella (Stanley) Ford
Apr 18, 1876 - Aug 13, 1925

MRS. J. T. FORD DIES AT HOME HERE AFTER ILLNESS FEW DAYS

Mrs. J. T. Ford, aged 49 years, 824 South Sixteenth street, died at the Navarro County Hospital this afternoon at 2:10 o’clock ant the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery sometime Friday.

The deceased is survived by her husband and several children.

The time and place where the funeral services will be held was not available at press hour this afternoon.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 13, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Thomas Ford married Jan. 8, 1893 d/o R. W. Stanley and Mary Ellen (Dennis) Stanley per death certificate (children are Bertha Ellen, Martel, Ella, Lessie L., William Raymond, Jimmie Quintella, Robert Marion, Mildred)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FORD THIS AFTERNOON AT 3 O’CLOCK

Funeral services for Mrs. J. T. Ford, 47, years old, who died at the County Hospital at 2:10 o’clock Thursday afternoon, were held at the residence, 834 South Sixteenth street, at 3 o’clock Friday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Deceased is survived by her husband, five daughters, three sons and five grandchildren.

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Thomas C. “Tom” Lockwood
Sep 9, 1907 - Jun 9, 1825

TOM LOCKWOOD DIES RESULT OF INJURIES FROM AUTOMOBILE

HORSE HE WAS RIDING FELL AND THREW HIM IN FRON OF MOVING CAR

Tom Lockwood, workman for C. E. Edwards, rig building contractor, died in the County Hospital Monday night as a result of injuries received when an automobile ran over him at East Fifth avenue and North Tenth street.

Funeral announcements have not been made.

Lockwood was riding horseback when his horse stumbled and fell and threw him in front of a moving automobile. The car was driven by Mrs. H. R. Emmerson, according to police reports. The accident was said by by-standers to be unavoidable. Mrs. Emmerson was driving slowly and tried to stop the car, but was too near the man to stop in time.

Lockwood was taken from underneath the car and carried to the hospital, complaining of internal pains. He received several bruises and lacerations about the head, face and hands. Death was due to internal injuries.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM LOCKWOOD 2 P.M. WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Tom Lockwood, 18 years old, who died in the County Hospital Monday night following injuries received when an automobile ran over him, were held at the residence, 907 South Ninth street, at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Mr. Smith of the Church of Christ officiated.

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Funeral Services For Tom Lockwood

Funeral services for Thomas Lockwood, who died as a result of being run over by an auto, were held yesterday afternoon from the residence at 807 South Ninth street. The services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Smith of the Church of Christ.

The deceased is survived by his father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. J. H. Ruston and Gussie Shannon, both of Houston, and four smaller brothers and sisters. His father lives at Manor Texas. All the above attended the funeral and other out of town relatives attending were an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Short and a cousin, Henry Lockwood, of Manor.

The pallbearers were Lige Bratcher, Billy Reddell, Lee Reddell, Lawson Carpenter, Sam Carpenter and M. B. Carpenter.

The deceased was well known and numbered his friends by all who knew him.

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Jennie (Short) Lockwood
Feb 17, 1882 - Dec 29, 1962

Mrs. Lockwood Rites Monday

Mrs. Jennie Lockwood, 80, formerly of Corsicana, died in Houston Saturday.

A graveside service is slated Monday at 4 p.m. at Oakwood cemetery with Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. She was a member of the Eastern Star.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Billy Ruxton and Mrs. Jewell Ayrand, both of Houston; Mrs. Lena Beard and Mrs. Blanche Sanders, both of Dallas; and Mrs. Jessie Korn, Sacramento, Calif.; a son Gordon Lockwood, US Army, East St. Louis, Ill., 11 grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley directs.

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