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Barbara Ann (Bennett) Northern
Jan 16, 1946 - Dec 27, 2016
 
Barbara Ann Northern, 70, of Houston, Texas, passed away December 27, 2016.

She was born in Cleveland, Ohio on January 15, 1946. Barbara graduated from Midway High School and received a business degree from San Jacinto College.
She was married to Thomas Carl Northern, Sr., on November 7, 1964.

Barbara had a career in banking for JP Morgan Chase Bank. She had a passion for her family and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Thomas Carl Northern; mother, Betty Huber; children, Chris (April) Northern, Lisa (Heath) Jones, and Jason (Kristy) Northern; grandchildren, Kortney Northern, Roger Solis, Loren Northern, Jordan Northern, Kaitlyn Solis, Brittany Northern, Brandon Solis, Justin Northern, Emily Northern, Madison Northern, Kristelynn Northern, Joshua Hongkham, Caylor Jones, Colby Jones, and Presley Northern; sisters, Diana Flohr and Cheryl Bennett; and her brother, Robert Huber.

Barbara was preceded in death by her father, James Bennett and her son, Thomas Carl Northern, Jr.

A visitation will be held Monday, January 2, 2017 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at 10:30am at Woodlands Church in the Chapel in the Woods, One Fellowship Drive, The Woodlands, Texas, 77384. Interment to immediately follow at Dresden Cemetery in Dresden, Texas.

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George William Anderson
Jan 13, 1861 - May 5, 1928

PURSLEY CITIZEN DIED EARLY HOUR SUNDAY MORNING

George W. Anderson, aged 67 years, died at his home one mile south of Pursley Sunday morning at 2 o’clock and the remains were interred in the White cemetery near Pisgah Ridge Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, W. M. Anderson, Pursley; Sam B. Anderson, Pursley; two daughters, Mrs. Mae Huffstuttler, Navarro; Mrs. Tom Estill, Wichita Falls; three brothers, L. B. Anderson, Pursley; D. D. Anderson, Richland; john Anderson, Tulsa, Okla., and two sisters.

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Samuel Hogg Allen
Jan 17, 1859 - Sep 15, 1928

FARMER DIED NEAR CORSICANA EARLY SATURDAY MORNING

Sam Allen, aged about 72 years, died suddenly at his home near Shingle Arbor, Saturday morning about 6 o’clock and the funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon with interment in Pattison cemetery, according o information received in Corsicana Saturday afternoon.

He had arisen as usual Saturday morning and went to the cow pen and milked the cow. He had finished milking and was taken suddenly ill, dying within a few minutes. Heart failure was thought to have been the cause of death.

Surviving are his wife, six children, four boys and two girls, several grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Tom Shelton.

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Dillard C. Crouch
Mar 3, 1875 - Dec 24, 1950

Dillard Crouch Funeral Rites Held On Monday

Dillard C. Crouch, 75, retired farmer, died at the family residence, 411 North Twenty-First street, Sunday morning.

Funeral services were held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Matthew H. Arnold, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Clovis C. Crouch, Dallas; Benjamin F. Crouch, Corsicana, and Nathan C. Crouch, Denison; two daughters, Mrs. Eilene Burleson, Corsicana, and Mrs. John Braly, Barry; 10 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers were Joe M. Brown, Dick Dickson, Eugene Stewart, Glenn Stokes, B. C. Nesmith, Raymond Carroll, Will Carroll and Jester A. Pittman.

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Clovis Chapman Crouch
Jun 5, 1912 - Dec 22, 1958

Clovis Crouch Dies In Dallas

Clovis C. Crouch, veteran of the U. S. Navy in World War II, died of a heart attack in his office Dallas Monday morning.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John Braly, Barry, and Mrs. Eilene Burleson, Dallas; two brothers, Nathan C. Crouch, Denison and Benjamin Crouch, Dallas and other relatives.

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Clovis Crouch Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Clovis C. Crouch, 48, Dallas salesman, who died of a heart attack in Dallas Monday, were held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Eugene E. Wood, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Hill county, Crouch formerly resided in Navarro county. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. John Braly, Barry, and Mrs. Eilene Burleson, Dallas; two brothers, Nathan C. Crouch, Denison and Benjamin Crouch, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bonham Burleson, Wayne Watkins, Jack Conger, Wallace Pryor, John W. Braly and Eugene Stewart.

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Robert Gordon Rawls
Oct 15, 1952 - Feb 3, 1976

R. G. Rawls

Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Lover’s Lane Methodist Church in Dallas for Robert Gordon Rawls, 23, who died in a plane crash yesterday in Lafayette, la. Dr. Tom Shipp will officiate.

Graveside services will be at 4 p.m. Thursday in Oakwood Cemetery.

Local arrangements are with Corley Funeral Home. He was a native of Dallas, a student at North Texas State University and a pilot for Falcon Airways.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Rawls of Dallas; two brothers, Randall Richard Rawls of Houston and Michael Elkins Rawls of Red Oak. He was the grandson of the late Gordon Elkins of Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Stuart Rowland, Keith Rowland, Bill Meadows, Greg Sismilich, Frank Young and Mike Robinson.

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Frank Earl Rainey
Jan 4, 1906 - Dec 24, 1970

F. E. Rainey Rites Saturday

Graveside rites were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for F. E. Rainey, 64, who died Thursday in Houston. The rites were conducted by the Rev. T. Lamar Mathis of Houston.

Survivors include his wife of Houston; two daughters, Miss Roena Louise Rainey of Dallas, and Mrs. Anita Irene Clark of Houston; two sons, Larry Edwin Rainey of Dallas and Dr. Frankie Earl Rainey, Jr. of Fort Worth; five grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Vera Story of Corsicana and two brothers, John W. Rainey and Walter M. Rainey both of Houston.

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Harvey Christian “Harve” Redden
May 1859 - Aug 30, 1926

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED IN DALLAS EARLY HOUR TODAY

REMAINS HARVE REDDEN BE BURIED HERE TUESDAY MORNING

Harve C. Redden, aged about 65 years, died in St. Paul’s Sanitarium in Dallas at 7:30 o’clock Monday morning after an illness of some time, and the remains will be brought to Corsicana over the Southern Pacific Tuesday morning at 10:50 o’clock and the funeral cortege will move from the station direct to Oakwood cemetery, where burial will be had, the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the Frist Baptist church, having charge of the services here.

Active pallbearers will be W. M. Reilly of Dallas, W. M. Maroney of Ennis, John Redden, Jim Redden, E. W. McIver, Hubert Redden, Wes Redden and Tom Hickey.

Deceased is survived by his wife and one son, Harve Redden, Jr., and numerous other relatives here.

Mr. Redden was a resident and business man of Corsicana before removing to Dallas a few years ago to make his home. He was well known over the county and had a host of friends here who will bear with sincere sorrow of the death of their friend and former neighbor.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 30, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mollie (McPhaill) Redden married Dec. 17, 1885 2nd wife Minnie (Hickey) Redden married Sep. 18, 1895 buried in Calvary Hill Cemetery, Dallas, Tx.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR FORMER RESIDENT

Funeral services for Harve C. Redden, 65 years old, who died in St. Paul’s Sanitarium in Dallas, were held from the Southern Pacific train Wednesday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The body arrived here on the 10:50 o’clock train and the cortege moved from the station to the cemetery where short services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Active pallbearers were: W. M. Reilly, Dallas; W. m. Maroney, Ennis; John Redden, Jim Redden, Hubert Redden, Wes Redden, Tom Hickey and E. W. McIver.

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James William "Bill" McNutt
Dec 23, 1874 - Dec 19, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR WILL M’NUTT

Funeral services for Will McNutt, aged 51 years, who died at the family residence, 1417 West Park Avenue Sunday morning at 11:50 o’clock were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the First Baptist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. He has been ill for about five years, but had been confined at his home only about one month.

Mr. McNutt is survived by his wife, five sons, Lee, Claude, Bowden, John and Jack McNutt, and one daughter, Dorothy, all of Corsicana.

Active Pallbearers—S. Z. Burke, J. W. Lichlyter, L. A. Rutherford, C. R. Steely, Wiley Robinson, John Curington.

Honorary—Dr. Burnett, Dr. Shell, Dr. McClung, Dr. David, W. E. Jones, O. Pinson, Forney; John Stine, Dallas; Doug Douthitt, Grand Prairie; W. E. Harrell, A. B. Garland, John Calhoun, Hood Cheney, John Fortson, Joe Fortson, Jim Parker, Tom Queen, Tip Pollan, Walter Harper, J. A. Rutherford, Dr. Sloan, Rice; Marvin Garrett, John Christian, Jim Patterson, O. F. Allen, D. B. Meadows, Dan Carroll, Albert Starling, S. F. Bingham, W. E. Fullerton, J. M. Chambliss, Gus Dunn, Roy McNutt, Westbrook Jones, Will Conner, H. D. Johnston, A. Q. Thornton, J. O. Burke, John B. Davis, Bill Green, J. Millerman, Sam Millerman, Joe Sands, E. K. Hervey, Will Knight, Sam Reagan, Jno. Bryant, Will Jones, F. B. McElwreath, Morgan Holloway, Archie Craig, B. B. Jones, S. H. Butler, Mit Sowell, Al Sowell, Rev. W. H. Day, Rice; Joe Hughes, Tom Layden, Jim Davis, Forney; J. B. Morland, Terrell; John Beck, Joe Keit, Frost; Chas, Dillingham, Manly Stough, Blooming Grove; John and Will Fly, Mertens; F. D. Prince, John Yount, Sebe Burnett, Wad Ross, Sebo White, Fort Worth; C. A. Middleton, John Estes, Pope Estes, Jim Estes, Roane; Jack Berry, A. T. Smith, Lawrence Breadwell, John W. Stewart, Will Jeffries.

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(The Sun corrected the error with another error—they printed McSutt instead of McNutt)

Error Corrected.

The Daily Sun has been asked to state that Will McSutt, who was buried Monday afternoon, had only been ill two and one-half years instead of five years as stated in the article concerning his death.

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William David McGlon
Aug 9, 1888 - Nov 5 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SATURDAY FOR CORSICANA MAN

Funeral services for Wm. D. McGlon, aged 38 years, engineer, who died at his residence, 1721 West Thirteenth avenue, at 11:20 o’clock Friday night, were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, with interment there. The services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church. He was born in Alabama.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Nov 6, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Pearl Bell (Dillard) McGlon married Oct. 16, 1915; s/o W. L. McGlon & Sallie (Riley) McGlon per death certificate

Haston Iri Duke
Aug 27, 1891 - Aug 11, 1926

FORMER CORSICANA MAN DIED IN DALLAS WEDNESDAY NIGHT

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR H. R. DUKE WILL BE HELD HERE FRIDAY

H. R. Duke, aged 36 years, died Wednesday night at 11:30 in St. Paul’s Sanitarium, Dallas, following an operation for appendicitis. His body will be shipped here, arriving on the 6:30 interurban this afternoon and will be taken to the home of his father-in-law, William Conner, 1577 West Fourth avenue. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 4:30 and will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his wife.

Mr. Duke worked at the Two Brother’s Barber Shop here for a number of years and has been engaged in that trade in Dallas since moving there about four years ago.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, August 12, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Essie Allene “Allie” (Conner) Duke-Denny-Chance s/o Henry Jasper Duke and Julia Frances (Twomey) Duke

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FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT’S FUNERAL HELD LATE TODAY

Funeral services for H. I. Duke, aged 36 years, who died at Dallas, Wednesday night at 11:30 o’clock in St. Paul’s Sanitarium following an operation for appendicitis, were held at the home of his father-in-law, W. M. Conner, 1577 West Fourth avenue at 4:30 o’clock Friday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church here.

The remains were shipped to Corsicana via interurban Thursday afternoon and taken to the residence of his father –in-law, Wm Conner, 1577 West Fourth Avenue.

He is survived by his wife.

Mr. Duke worked at the Two brothers barber shop here for a number of years and has been engaged in that trade in Dallas for the last four years.

Following are the pallbearers: E. l. Dupay, Kelly McKeown, Carter Kirven, all of Corsicana, Sam Gilmore, W. B. Meeks and Girard Lumas all of Dallas.

All friends of the family were named honorary pallbearers.

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Ernest William Hable
Oct 8, 1882 - Oct 7, 1963

E. W. Hable, 81, Expires Monday

E. W. Hable, 81, long-time Corsicana contractor and road builder, died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon. He founded the E. W. Hable and Sons company.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Corley’s Funeral Chapel.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; two sons, R. E. Hable, Corsicana, and Paul Hable, Palestine; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Steely, Fort Worth; six grandchildren and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 7, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nannie Belle (Dailey) Hable s/o August Hable and Ann (Malke) Hable per death certificate (other siblings say John August Hable and Lucy (Mulkins) others say Malke/Molthe) Not sure of mothers maiden name) parents are buried in Athens, Texas
  • Oakwood cemetery

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Funeral Rites For E. W. Hable Set Wednesday

Funeral services for E. W. Hable, 81, prominent road contractor, who died in Memorial Hospital Monday afternoon, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Cox, Houston, former pastor of the First Christian church here, and Rev. Steve Massey.

Born, July 10, 1882, in Bautzen, Saxony, in southern Germany, he came to Texas with his family in 1884, and eventually settled in Athens. He was married to Nannie Belle Daily of Hillsboro in 1905.

Hable was originally in the building business, entering highway construction field in 1914 and has been continuously engaged in that business since that time. The firm has been the E. W. Hable and Sons since 1940.

Headquarters of the firm has been in Corsicana while operating in a number of states in addition to constructing thousands of miles of highways in Texas.

The Hable concern is one of the oldest Texas firms still active in the business, having built projects in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Oklahoma as well as in Texas.

He came to Corsicana first in 1917 and after a brief leave in the early 1920s, returning to Corsicana in 1926 and has resided here since that time.

Hable is a past member of the board of directors, Texas Branch of Associated General Contractors of America, and was active in the affairs of that organization.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana, two sons, R. E. Hable, Corsicana, and P. R. Hable, Palestine; a daughter, Geneva Steely, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Grady Patterson, Athens; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be W. M. Forester, C. B. Haley, Chester Sprinkle, Maurice Young, H. E. Andrews, W. R. Boyd, W. W. Conley and V. V. Parks.

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Hold Services For E. W. Hable

Funeral services for E. W. Hable, 81, road building contractor, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, of Houston, former pastor of the First Christian church, and Rev. Steve Massey.

Native of Germany, he came to Texas with his family at the age of two years. He was married to Nannie Belle Dailey of Hillsboro in 1905.

After being engaged in the building business for several years, Hable entered the road contracting business in 1914 and remained in it until his death. He had operated road construction projects in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas and built thousands of miles of Texas highways and county all-weather roads.

First moving to Corsicana in 1917, he later was gone several years, returning in 1926 and establishing his headquarters here. The firm name was changed to E. W. Hable and Sons in 1940.

He formerly was a director of the Texas Branch of Associated General Contractors of America.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, R. E. Hable, Corsicana, and P. R. Hable, Palestine; a daughter, Mrs. Geneva Steely, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Grady Patterson, Palestine; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. M. Forester, C. B. Haley, Chester Sprinkle, Maurice Young, H. E. Andrews, W. R. Boyd, W. W. Conley and V. V. Parks.

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Nannie Belle (Dailey) Hable
Oct 7, 1888 - Apr 2, 1970

Mrs. Hable Services Set

Mrs. E. W. Hable, 81, resident of Corsicana the past 45 years and native of Hope, Ark., died Thursday in Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at Corley Funeral Chapel with Rev. Kenneth C. Haley officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

She is survived by two sons, R. E. Hable of Corsicana and P. R. Hable of Palestine; one daughter, Mrs. C. R. Steely of Corsicana; six grandchildren; and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Beavers of Waco.

Pallbearers will be M. G. Young, H. E. Andrews, Chester O. Sprinkle, Bill Shiels, Royce Owens and E. E. Brice.

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Hable Rites

Funeral services were held Saturday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. E. W. Hable, 81, longtime Corsicana resident who died Thursday. The Rev. Kenneth Haley officiated for the services at Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, a daughter, six grandchildren and a sister.

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Paul August Hable
May 4, 1879 - Oct 28, 1937

PAUL A. HABLE BE BURIED LATE TODAY; DIED ON TUESDAY

Paul A. Hable, aged 58 years, died Tuesday evening, at 6:30 o’clock. The funeral rites will be held from the family home, 1911 West Fourth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Hable resided here for a number of years. He was connected with the Hable Construction Company office.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Pauline Hable, Corsicana; three brothers, E. F. Hable, Athens; E. W. Hable, Corsicana and Adolph Hable, Portland Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Grady Patterson, Athens and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be O. E. Stone, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Chas. Halloway, Wayne Fauber, all of Corsicana and E. J. Price and John Dean both of Athens.

Corley Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 27, 1937
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vera (Cartwright) Hable s/o John August Hable and Anna Van (Malke) Hable per death certificate (other siblings say John August Hable and Lucy (Mulkins) others say Malke/Malthe)Not sure of mothers maiden name) parents are buried in Athens, Texas

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PAUL A HABLE HELD ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Paul A. Hable, aged 58 years, who died Tuesday evening at 6:30 o’clock after a six weeks’ illness, were held from the family home, 1911 West Fourth avenue, Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Mr. Hable suffered a heart attack in September and later contacted pneumonia. He suffered another heart attack Tuesday morning.

Born in Saxony, Germany, the deceased came to America in 1883 with his parents and settled in San Antonio. The family moved to Athens in 1892 where Mr. Hable continued to reside until 12 years ago. He had resided here eight or nine years and was connected with the Hable Construction company.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Pauline Hable, Corsicana; three brothers, E. F. Hable, Athens; E. W. Hable, Corsicana and Adolph Hable, Portland Ore.; a sister, Mrs. Grady Patterson, Athens and other relatives.

Pallbearers were O. E. Stone, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Chas. Halloway, Wayne Fauber, all of Corsicana and E. J. Price and John Dean both of Athens.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Vera (Cartwright) Hable
Jul 1, 1898 - Jun 21, 1939

Mrs. Hable Found Dead In Bathroom

Mrs. P. A. Hable, about 45 years old, was found dead on the floor of her bathroom at 1911 West Fourth avenue about 1:30 today. Funeral services are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives. Investigating officials said she had probably been dead for several hours.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, June 22, 1939
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery
  • w/o Paul August Hable; d/o Joseph Franklin Cartwright and Mary Olivia “Ollie” (Owen) Cartwright (brother James Luther Cartwright’s death certificate says Ollie Glass—found marriage record for J. F. Cartwright and M. O. Owen so not sure if it is Glass or Owen)

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. P. A. HABLE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Paul A. Hable, 41, were held at the family residence, 1911 West Fourth avenue at 3:30 Friday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the rites.

Friends and neighbors of Mrs. Hable had been unable Thursday morning to get an answer to the telephone or door and became alarmed. They summoned city officers shortly after noon, who found her dead in the bathroom of her home, Judge A. E. Foster was called and said she had been dead for several hours.

Surviving are one daughter, Pauline; her mother, Mrs. Ollie Cartwright of Roanoke, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. John Ripley of Roanoke, Mrs. T. R. Sparkman of San Antonio; Mrs. G. W. Lawhon of Roanoke, and Mrs. E. L. Wilkinson of San Angelo; and two brothers, J. N. Cartwright of Carthage and Andrew Cartwright of McAllister, Okla.

Pallbearers were Ed M. Polk, Jr., Charlie Holloway, Wayne Fauber, Johnny H. Noble, Paul Merrell and Robert Jackson.

Corley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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Nannie Geneva (Hable) Steely
Oct 3, 1909 - Feb 21, 1976

Mrs. Steely

Services will be at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Geneva Steely, 66, resident of Corsicana for 50 years, who died Saturday morning at Wortham hospital. The Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate. Burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a son, Charles Steely Jr. of Wichita Falls, two brothers, Bob Hable of Corsicana and Paul Hable of Palestine; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers include H. E. Andrews, Emmett Dosser, Pete Davis, Calvin Holloway, Bill Chaffee, Jr., and Travis Knight.

The family requests that memorials be in the form of contributions to favorite charities.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, February 22, 1976
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Charles Richard Steely, Jr. married Sep. 26, 1931 d/o Ernest William Hable and Nannie Belle (Dailey) Hable

Charles Richard Steely, Jr.
Aug 2, 1904 - Oct 23, 1961

Charles Steely Dies Monday Of Heart Attack

Charles R. Steely, 57, plumber, 1413 West Third Avenue, life-long Corsicana resident, died of a heart attack Monday night in Memorial hospital.

He was stricken while visiting his wife, a patient in the hospital, and died within an hour. It was stated.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Christian church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the church, and Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Charles Steely, Corsicana; five brothers, W. H. Steely and Ernest Steely, both of Corsicana; Tom, Beauford and Orus Steely, all of Dallas; three sisters, Miss Margaret Steely, Tyler; Mrs. Louis Cole and Mrs. Edna Earl Colburn, both of Dallas; a stepmother, Mrs. May T. Steely, Dallas, and other relatives.

Corley will direct.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, October 24, 1961
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nannie Geneva (Hable) Steely married Sep. 26, 1931 s/o Charles Richards Steely, Sr. and Alice Burrow) Steely

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Hold Services Charles Steely

Final rites for Charles Steely, 57 plumber, who died of a heart attack at Memorial Hospital Monday night, were held Wednesday at 10 a.m. from the First Christian church.

The services were conducted by Rev. Alex Cox, pastor of the church, and Rev. Floyd A. Boulware, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Steely, life-long Corsicana resident, was stricken while visiting his wife, a patient in the hospital. He died less than an hour after the attack.

Surviving are his wife, and a son, Charles Steely, both of Corsicana; five brothers, W. H. And Ernest Steely, both of Corsicana; Tom, Beauford, and Orus Steely, all of Dallas; three sisters, Miss Margaret Steely, Tyler; Mrs. Louis Cole and Mrs. Edna Earl Colburn, both of Dallas; step-mother, Mrs. May T. Steely, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Liston Herod, James Nelson, Charlie Ellingtonm W. A. Early, W. M. Forester, J. A. Fullerton, N. H. Sheets, John W. Mitchell and Calvin Holloway.

Corley directed.

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Mary Matilda "Tillie" (McSween) McClure
Apr. 1, 1880 - Nov. 22, 1928

Dawson Woman Died Thursday; Funeral Friday Afternoon

DAWSON, Nov. 23.—(Sp)—Mrs. Tillie McClure, aged 48, died at her home here Thursday afternoon about 4 o’clock after a long illness. Funeral services were held from the home Friday afternoon at two o’clock with interment in the Dawson cemetery, Rev. H. L. Huddleston of Weatherford, a former pastor conducted the last rites.

The deceased had been in ill health for about three years. She is survived by her husband and one son, her mother, three sisters and one brother.

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Zelma D. (Stagner) Harris
Sep 9, 1924 - Jun 24, 2016
 
Obituary for Zelma D. Harris
Zelma D. Harris, 91, former resident and nurse of Corsicana passed away June 24, 2016 in Ft. Worth. She was born September 9, 1924 in Hansville, Texas to John Eli Stagner and Annie Moore Stagner. Zelma lived in Corsicana until 1972 and moved to Jasper, Texas till 1978, and in 1999 moved to Mineola until 2009 then moving to Ft. Worth. Zelma worked as a nurse at Memorial Hospital and Navarro Regional Hospital, also volunteered as a Pink Lady up till 1999. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church
She is preceded in death by her husband, W.E. "Bill" Harris; parents, John and Annie Stagner and two sons, Marshall Larry Harris and William Jerry Harris. She is survived by her son Garry Alan Harris of Ft. Worth; twelve grandchildren, Clayton Harris and wife Shari, Rex Harris and wife Patricia, Beth Bryant and husband Matt, Christy Peterson and husband David, Matthew Harris and wife Heidi, Caleb Harris and wife Elizabeth, Catherine Kirkwood and husband Justin, Brian Thomas, Megan Simpson and husband Kyle, Loryn Connor and husband Jonathan, Amanda Harris and Annie Harris; also survived by numerous great grandchildren and extended family members.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 10:00 - 11:00 am at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 1:00 pm Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church with her grandson David Peterson officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Clayton Harris, Rex Harris, David Peterson, Matthew Harris, Caleb Harris, Matt Bryant, Cole Harris and Brian Thomas.


Prescilla Jill Haden
Aug 7, 1945 - Jan 18, 2017
 
Obituary for Jill Haden
Jill Haden, 71 of Blooming Grove, passed away Wednesday, January 18, 2017. She was born August 7, 1945 in Houston, Texas to William Haden and Vera Blake Haden. While she was growing up she attended the Dresden Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing poker, dominoes' 42 and cards at the senior citizens center and she always attended her grandchildren's sporting events.
She is preceded in death by her parents, W.A. "Buster" and Edna Haden and one sister, Wanda Robertson. She is survived by her children, Jonna Pattison, Jana Fisher and husband Greg, Jodi Olson and Johnny Pattison and wife Lara; grandchildren, Kasey Fisher, Alex Fisher, Marli Olson, Knox Olson, Riley Pattison and Landry Pattison. She is also survived by her siblings, Joe Haden and wife Rachel, Judy Baumgartner and husband Donny, Jack Haden and wife Judy along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be 5:00 -7:00 pm Friday, January 20, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10:00 am Saturday, January 21, 2017 at Central Bpatist Church of Blooming Grove with Bro. Darren Heil officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Baumgartner, Larry Haden, Dan Patterson, Robert Richardson, Tim Hill and Scott Fowler. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Corsicana Fire Department.

Notes:

  • d/o William Alexander "Buster" Haden & Vera Edna (Blake) Haden
  • Was married to Johnny Ray Pattison on Dec 11, 1964 (Divorced)

Kitty Bernice (Ritter) Brackeen-Dunlap
Dec 15, 1932 - Jan 23, 2016

Kitty (Ritter) Dunlap

Kitty Bernice (Ritter) Dunlap of McKinney Texas passed away on January 23, 2016 in McKinney Texas. Kitty was born December 15, 1932 to Earl and Lillian Ritter of Dawson Texas in Brushire Prarie Texas. Kitty dearly loved country music and the Dallas Cowboys. She also loved to go to church and Kitty had friends everywhere she went. Kitty was a vocalist in several bands and loved her animals and enjoyed riding horses. Kitty attended Blooming Grove High School and for a short time attended Brookhaven College. Kitty was preceded in death by her father Earl Ritter and her mother Lillian Ritter. Her husband of 30 years Lynn Dunlap. Kitty is survived by her two children Marsha Tucker of Savannah, Texas and her son David Brackeen of Paris, Texas as well as her grandchildren: Aundrea, Ginger and Perry. Kitty also leaves behind five greatgrandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX
  • w/o George Donald Brackeen & Lyndon Adell Dunlap; d/o Earl J. Ritter & Lillian Gertrude (Adams) Ritter

Julia Annette (White) Carroll
Feb 13, 1961 - Jan 24, 2016

Julia Annette Carroll, 54, passed away Sunday January 24, 2016. Memorial services will be  2 p.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Josh Cagle officiating.
Annette was born February 13, 1961 in Levelland, Texas to Albert Riley and Anita Julia (Wilson) White. She was one of a kind and will be dearly missed by us all. 
She is preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Darrell "Butch" Carroll; daughter, Leigh Ann Carroll; son, Daniel Carroll; sisters, Theresa Muensterman and Velta Rule; brother, Dillard White; two grandsons, Camden and Kingston; several nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends.

A limb has fallen from the family tree that says grieve not for me. Remember the best times, the laughter, the song. The good life I lived  while I was strong.

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INFANT SON Clarkson
B&D Aug 11, 1926

Little Child Died At Family Home

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Clarkson, 703 North Fourteenth street, who died late Wednesday, was interred in Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.

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Ruth G. Bell
May 7, 1925 - Aug 5, 1926

LITTLE GIRL DIED LATE THURSDAY AND FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

Ruth Bell, 14-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. D. Bell, 711 North Thirteenth street, died late Thursday afternoon and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Friday morning.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beard, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church.

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Sallie (Wilson) Owens
May 5, 1863 - Mar 22, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON CORSICANA WOMAN

MRS. SALLIE OWENS DIED AT FAMILY HOME HERE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Sallie Owens, aged 62 years died at the family residence, 503 South Third street Monday afternoon at 5:15 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Mrs. Owens was born in Alabama, May 5, 1863. The deceased has been a resident of Corsicana for two years, but resided in Barry community about 27 years prior to moving to Corsicana.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. F. Phillips Primitive Baptist minister.

Mrs. Owens is survived by her husband, J. T. Owens and the following children: C. B. Owens, Robert Owens, Burt Owens, Mrs. Lueda Ingram, Mrs. Dora Owens, Miss Mary Etta Owens, Mrs. Ruby Clay and Miss Sallie Owens, all of Corsicana.

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Rayford Poston
1920 - Apr 23, 1926

Little Child Died Oil Field Thursday

Rayford Poston, six-year old child, died early Friday morning at the McMann Oil company camp in the oil field and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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Laura Ada (Myers) Nolen
Oct 10, 1870 - Aug 21, 1926

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED EARLY TODAY BE BURIED SUNDAY

Mrs. J. L. Nolen, aged 56 years, died at her home, 635 North Fifteenth street, Saturday morning at 11:30. Funeral services will be conducted at the home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian Church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Nolen is survived by her husband and seven children, Mrs. Will Tosch, Mesquite, Ms. J. P. Miller, St. Augustine, Texas; Ernest Nolen, Emhouse; Mrs. Wesley Wellens, Corsicana; J. T. Myers, and Newell Nolen, all of Corsicana. She is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Carpenter and Mrs. Sarah Herley.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. J. L. NOLAN

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Ada Nolen, aged 53 years, who died Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church. The services were held at the residence, 625 North Fifteenth street.

She is survived by her husband, J. L. Nolen, and the following children:

Ernest Nolen, Emhouse; Mrs. W. H. Tosch, Mesquite; Mrs. J. B. Miller, San Augustine; Jesse Nolen, Mrs. J. W. Wellons, LeRoy Nolen, Meyers Nolen and Newell Nolen, all of Corsicana.

Mrs. Nolen is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Hurley of Lewisville and Mrs. J. A. Carpenter, Dallas, and a number of other relatives.

Following were the pallbearers: J. McPherson, S. H. Inmon, Murray Barham, Mr. Teekley, Mr. Swink, E. W. Cunningham.

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Obituary.

Laura Ada Moyers, was born Oct. 8, 1870 at Ferris, Texas, and died at Corsicana, Aug. 21, 1926.

In the summer of 1885 she and her future husband were baptized and joined the Christian church at Ferris, Texas.

Sept. 21, 1886, she was married to Mr. J. L. Nolen who survives her. To this union were born eleven children, eight of whom are still living. All but one of these was able to be at her bedside before she passed away. She is also surveyed by ten grandchildren. The children are Ernest Nolen of Emhouse, Texas, Mrs. W. H. Tosch of Mesquite, Texas, Mrs. J. B. Miller of San Augustine, Texas, Jesse Nolen and Mrs. J. W. Wellons of Corsicana, Moyers and Newell Nolen.

Mrs. Nolen has been a great sufferer for many years and has been bedfast for over a year.

Funeral services were conducted at the residence, 635 North Fifteenth street, Sunday, August 22 at 2:30 p.m. by the pastor of the Christian church, Paul J. Merrill who used as the basis of his remarks the 15th chapter of First Corinthians. The service was comforting and impressive. In accordance with the wishes of Mrs. Nolen the song “Meet Me There” was sung. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Nolen is also survived by two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Hurley of Lewisville, Texas, and Mrs. J. A. Carpenter, of Dallas, Texas, who were present. Other relatives present were Mr. J. A. Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Shelton and family, Mr. and Mrs. Shelly Hurlbert, Mrs. Viola Mays, Mrs. Ollie Curtis, Mrs. Lesta Patterson, all of Dallas; Mr. Jim Moyers and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Moyers and family of Ferris, Texas.

REPORTER.

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Benjamin F. “Ben” Jones
Mar 21, 1857 - Feb 2, 1926

AGED RESIDENT OF CORISCANA PASSED AWAY HERE TUESDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR B. F. JONES HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

B. F. Jones, age 70 years, died at his home, 625 North Tenth street, Tuesday afternoon at 4:30. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock by Rev. E. P. Kennedy pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood. The W. O. W. had charge of the service at the grave.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Earl, and a sister, Mrs. E. A. Roscoe of Young, Arizona.

Mr. Jones was born in Meridian, Miss. and came to Texas when he was a small boy. He first settled in Cherokee county, later moving to Eureka, this county. For the last 34 years he has made his home in Corsicana.

He was a carpenter by trade and was a member of the local carpenters’ union.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 3, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Angelia (Loughry) Jones – Ansley married Jan. 15, 1902 s/o E. Jones and Rebecca (Price) Jones per death certificate

Mary Angelia (Loughry) Jones-Ansley
Oct 30, 1879 - Sep 30, 1964

Hold Services For Mrs. Ansley

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Ansley, 84, who died in Memorial hospital Wednesday morning, were held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Steve Massie, pastor of the First Christian church, of which she was a member.

Mrs. Ansley resided at 625 North Commerce street. She had made her home in Corsicana for 65 years.

Surviving are five sons, Earl Jones, Corsicana; Joe and Paul Ansley, both of Dallas; Marvin and Eddie Ansley, both of Royse City; a daughter, Miss Margaret Ansley, Corsicana; a brother Ben Loughry, Fort Worth; three sisters, Mrs. Alberta Fortner, Mrs. Lucy Travis and Mrs. Julia Petty, all of Corsicana, a number of grandchildren including Mrs. Eddy Bower, Longview; great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Oct 1, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Benjamin F. “Ben” Jones married Jan. 15, 1902 2nd husband Allen McDonald Ansley married Apr. 30, 1929 d/o William Allison Loughry and Marian Charlotte (Straight) Loughry

Julia Lottie (Loughry) Petty
Mar 8, 1892 - Jun 4, 1976

Mrs. Petty

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home for Mrs. Julia Petty who died Friday in La Marque.

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Mrs. Petty

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Julia L. Petty, 84, who died Friday in Texas City.

The Rev. Peyton Goodman will officiate with burial following in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Charlotte M. Goodwin of Texas City; one sister, Mrs. Ed. Fortner of Corsicana; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Marian Charlotte (Straight) Loughry
1851 - Feb 18, 1926

Funeral Services For Aged Woman Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. M. C. Loughry, who died at her home on North Tenth street Thursday morning, were held Friday morning at 10 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church.

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Mary Verbenia (Dunbar) Lane
Jul 8, 1842 - Apr 12, 1925

Fairfield Recorder, Fairfield, Texas
Friday, May 1, 1925
BURIED ON EASTER SUNDAY
Mrs. Verbenia Lane was born in Shelby County, Alabama in 1842. She came to Texas in early day, resided in several counties of the Lone Star State. She was 83 years of age. She died near Raleigh, Texas on Saturday, April 11, at the home of her youngest son J. K. Lane, Jr. She was laid to rest beside her
husband, J. K. Lane, in the Antioch Cemetery in Freestone county, Texas, April 12.
She leaves behind five sons and two daughters. J. H. LANE of Liberty Hill, Texas, J. L. LANE of Hubbard, Texas. S. S. LANE of Buffalo, Texas, B. L. LANE of Buffalo, Texas, J. K. LANE JR., of Frost, Texas, MRS. MAE DANIEL of Frost, Texas, MRS. ETHEL BENNETT of Richland, Texas. Seven children, sixty-two grandchildren, and twenty-five great-grandchildren survive her.
The children were all present in her last days here on earth and all was done that loving hands could do. Also many neighbors and friends help in attending her in her illness and death. May God's richest blessings be bestowed upon them one and all. A great host of friends and relatives attended the funeral on Easter Sunday. Bouquets of flowers covered the grave.

"Fairwell Mother, you rest you, as flowers o'er you wave. Fairwell Mother, you are resting near your loved one in the grave. We will not forget you, Mother, as we journey on thru life, and someday we will be united where we will never know strife."

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Thomas Cooper
Apr 10, 1926 - Jul 23, 1926

LITTLE CHILD IS BURIED; DIED LATE FRIDAY OIL FIELDS

Thomas, three-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G. S. Cooper who resided in the oil field, died Friday evening at 7:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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William J. Hubartt
Sep 1, 1849 - Apr 28, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR AUTO VICTIM

W. J. HUBARTT, KILLED AT VELASCO, TO BE BURIED OAKWOOD

The remains of W. J. Hubartt, aged 76, who died from injuries received in an automobile accident at Velasco, Wednesday of this week, reached Corsicana at an early hour Saturday morning and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon. The funeral services will be conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank G. Curry, Corner of West Collin and Thirty-fourth streets, Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the services. The deceased has been a member of the Methodist church for many years and was a devout Christian.

The deceased was born in Warren, Indiana, and has resided at Velasco for twelve years.

Mr. Hubartt was a carpenter by trade.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary E. Hubartt, three sons, Lon Hubartt, Detroit, Mich.; Claude Hubartt, Coffeyville, Kansas; Ira Hubartt, Sapula, Ok.; one daughter, Mrs. Frank G. Curry, Corsicana and six grandchildren.

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Mary Evalina (Sutton) Hubartt
Aug 30, 1855 - Jun 26, 1932

MRS. MARY HUBARTT PASSED AWAY SUNDAY FUNERAL ON TUESDAY

Mrs. Mary T. Hubartt, aged 76 years, native of Indiana, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Curry, 102 South Thirty-fourth street, Sunday morning at 5:10 o’clock after a lingering illness, and the funeral will be held from the Curry home Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Curry, Corsicana; and three sons, Lon Hubartt, Murrin, Indiana; Claude Hubartt Coffeyville, Kansas; and Ira Hubartt, Sapuipa, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers will be S. P. Powell, J. A. Pritchard, W. T. Dickey, Dick Pickens, Bell White and Elmer O’Daniel.

Funeral arrangements are in charge of Corley Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. MARY HUBARTT

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Hubartt, aged 76 years, native of Indiana, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Frank Curry, 102 South Thirty-Fourth street, Sunday morning at 5:10 o’clock, following a long illness, were held from the Curry home Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. John W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Curry, Corsicana; and three sons, Lon Hubartt, Murrin, Indiana; Claude Hubartt Coffeyville, Kansas; and Ira Hubartt, Sapuipa, Oklahoma.

Pallbearers were S. P. Powell, J. A. Pritchard, W. T. Dickey, Dick Pickens, Bell White and Elmer O’Daniel.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Geline (Fox) Hunt
Apr 19, 1900 - Sep 6, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR YOUNG WOMAN TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Geline Fox Hunt, aged 26 years died at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Fox, 307 East Thirteenth avenue, Monday morning at 3:30 o’clock and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock. At press time Monday afternoon, it had not been decided where the funeral services would be held.

She is survived by her parents and other relatives.

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MRS. GELINE HUNT BURIED IN OAKWOOD TUESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Geline Fox Hunt, aged 26 years, who died Monday, were held at the residence of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. A. Fox, 307 East Thirteenth avenue Tuesday morning at 9:45 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird pastor of the First Methodist church.

She is survived by her parents and other relatives.

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James T. Barnes
Dec 19, 1872 - Sep 7, 1909

Died at Drane.

J. L. Barnes, aged 35 years, died at Drane Tuesday night and the remains were interred yesterday by the Woodmen. Deceased is survived by a wife and four children.

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Jack Woodrow Wilson Summerall
Jun 16, 1918 - Oct 16, 1918

Infant Buried Yesterday.

The four-months old infant of Mr. and Mrs. Sumerrow, who live three miles west of town was buried yesterday.

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Vickie Jean (Sterling) Grounds
Oct 2, 1955 - Jan 31, 2017

 
Vickie Jean Grounds passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31 at her residence in Blooming Grove. She was born Oct. 2, 1955. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017 at Luz Eterna Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held from 10 to noon at Navarro Mills Baptist Church in Purdon.

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Service Schedule

Visitation: Friday - February 03, 2017 6pm - 8pm
Location: Luz Eterna Funeral Home - 3409 FM 1839 Corsicana, TX 75110

Funeral Service: Saturday - February 04, 2017 10am - 12pm
Location: Navarro Mills Baptist Church - 1095 FM667, Purdon, TX 76679

Interment: Saturday - February 04, 2017 *Following Funeral Service
Location: Rose Hill Cemetery Blooming Grove, TX 76626

Survived by
16 Grandchildren
+2 Great Grandchildren
Many more Family members and Friends

Spouse
Gary Martin Grounds

Parents
Evelyn Elizabeth Gorden, J. H. Gorden

Children:
Christa Lee Deville, David Wesley Grounds, Timothy Scott Grounds, Philip Norman Grounds, Leta Rochelle Grounds, Jennifer Michelle Grounds,

Brothers and Sisters:
Jackie Sterling, Kimberly Ann Manthey

LUZ ETERNA FUNERAL HOME

Notes:

  • w/o Gary Martin Grounds married Nov. 7, 1987 d/o James Clyde Sterling & Evelyn Elizabeth (Boyd) Sterling-Gorden - stepfather J. H. Gorden
  • Submitted by Karen Rost & Diane Richards

Thedore Leroy Barker
Jul. 15, 1926 - Aug. 25, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE CHILD THURSDAY MORNING

The one month and ten day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil L. Barker of Mildred died Wednesday and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Thursday morning.

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Thomas Martin O’Connell
Jun 30, 1874 - Jan 8, 1926

Aged Resident of Corsicana is Dead

Thomas O’Connell, aged 57 years resident of Corsicana for twenty years, died at the County Hospital at 9:30 o’clock and the remains will be interred Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral services will be held at Sutherland Undertaking Parlors and will be conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister. The W. O. W. lodge will have charge of the grave.

The deceased has been employed by the Cotton Belt Railroad for 30 years.

Mr. O’Connell is survived by his wife and seven children, Carl O’Connell, San Antonio; Jim O’Connell, San Antonio; Miss Mabel O’Connell, San Antonio; Mrs. S. A. Peacock, Dallas; Mrs. Lynn Spencer, Corsicana; Juanita O’Connell, Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR OLD COTTON BELT ENGINEER SATURDAY

TOMMY O’CONNELL STATIONED HERE FOR PAST TWENTY-SEVEN YEARS

Funeral services for Thomas O’Connell, aged 57 years, who died at the County Hospital Friday morning, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased had been employed by the Cotton Belt Railroad for many years and he has been stationed in Corsicana for twenty seven years. He lived at several places on the Cotton Belt prior to moving to Corsicana.

Mr. O’Connell is survived by his wife and seven children: Carl O’Connell, San Antonio; Jim O’Connell, San Antonio; Miss Mabel O’Connell, San Antonio; Mrs. S. A. Peacock, Dallas; Mrs. Lynn Spencer, Corsicana; Donnie O’Connell, Corsicana; Juanita O’Connell, Corsicana.

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Robert J. “Jim” Murphy
Aug 7, 1856 - Mar 15, 1926

R. J. MURPHY DIES AT HOME HERE AFTER WEEKS OF ILLNESS

WAS PROMINENT CEMENT CONTRACTOR HERE FOR NUMBER OF YEARS

R. J. (Jim) Murphy, aged 58 years, died at his home, 1503 West Seventh avenue, Monday evening at 6 o’clock and the remains were interred Tuesday afternoon in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were held at the First Christian church, Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor, conducted the services.

Mr. Murphy had been a resident of Navarro county for many years. He was born in Tennessee. He is survived by his wife.

Pallbearers were J. R. Webb, J. W. Edens, N. F. Garrett, J. H. Bryant, F. A. Elliott, R. M. Whitten.

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Alice Eady
Died Jan 8, 1926

Died Friday Morning.

Mrs. Alice Eady died at an early hour Friday morning and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery late Friday afternoon.

Three sons survive. Two are in the State Orphan’s Home and one is in Gatesville.

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Aaron Edward Chambers
Jul 7, 1880 - Jul 19, 1955

Wednesday Rites For A. E. Chambers

Funeral services for A. E. Chambers, 75, retired salesman, 1615 West Seventh avenue, were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. J. W. McKinney, pastor of the First Christian church.

Chambers died Tuesday morning in Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

A native of Pursley, Chambers resided in Fort Worth 53 years prior to moving to Corsicana two years ago.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a brother, G. B. Chambers, Corsicana; a sister, Mrs. Alice Roberts, Roanoke; three nieces, Mrs. Mina Wood and Misses Lillian and Gladys Sprowl, all of Corsicana; two nephews, Floyed and Clarence A. Sprowl, both of Houston; five grand-nephews, three grand nieces and one great-grand-niece.

Pallbearers were Charles Wood, George S. Adams, Albert Fullerton, J. W. Hall, R. P. Garrett, M. H. Statham, Roy Harrison, C. I. Gilliand, W. C. Moore, Dr. H. M. Walker, R. C. Hammer, J. W. Edens, C. H. Caufield, Priest Lipscomb, N. B. Tankersley, S. W. Hutton, Rufus S. Garrett, A. B. Horn and Walter Roberts.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, July 20, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Lillian (Hudson) Chambers; s/o Frederick B. Chambers & Mary Elmira (Roberts) Chambers-Smith (Mary is buried in Ward cemetery)

Grover Barton Chambers
Jun 9, 1884 - Oct 8, 1963

Chambers Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral rites for Grover Chambers, 79, 1012 West Eleventh avenue, who died at the Navarro Clinic Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. from Corley Chapel. He was a native of Pursley.

The services were conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and a daughter, Mrs. J. B. Wood, both of Corsicana, and six grandchildren, Charles Wood, Dallas; Doyle Wood, Birmingham, Ala.; Billy, Jimmie and Virginia Wood and Mrs. Martha Warren, all of Corsicana; five great-grandchildren, two nieces, two nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Otis Dunagan, Henry Redden, Ferma C. Stewart, Evan Stewart, Raymond Gunter and Thomas Hand.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 9, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Lou “Mattie” (Stewart) Chambers; s/o Frederick B. Chambers & Mary Elmira (Roberts) Chambers-Smith (Mary is buried in Ward cemetery)

John Henry Wood
Aug 3, 1860 - Jul 8, 1926

CORSICANA MAN DIES AT HOSPITAL HERE LAST NIGHT

BURIAL WILL TAKE PLACE AT DAWSON SOME TIME SATURDAY

John H. Wood, aged 66 years, died at the Navarro County Hospital Thursday night at 9:45 o’clock following a lingering illness and the remains were shipped to Dawson Friday afternoon. Interment will be made at Dawson some time Saturday.

He is survived by three sons and one daughter. Definite time for the funeral Saturday is being held up pending the arrival of his daughter, who lives in Oklahoma.

The deceased resided on South Twenty-seventh street. He was a farmer.

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Clem Howard
Feb 16, 1855 - May 27, 1926

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED NEAR DAWSON

Clem Howard, pioneer resident of Western portion of the county, died at his home in the Williams Ranch community several miles south of Dawson, Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Dawson cemetery Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Mr. Howard was born in Kentucky and came to Texas in 1881 settling in the Hubbard community, later moving to his present home about twenty-five years ago. He was a well-known farmer and business man, dealing considerably in cotton and cattle.

The cause of death was apoplexy.

Surviving are his wife, four sons, and one daughter.

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David Lee Crawford
Aug 17, 1895 - Mar 8, 1926

In Loving Remembrance of David Lee Crawford.

On March 8th, 1926, God’s death angel came down in our midst and wafted away in his snowy white arms the spirit of our darling David Lee Crawford. He had been sick but one short week with that dread disease, pneumonia, when God in His never failing wisdom saw it best to call him home out of his suffering, and oh ! how he had suffered none knew better than those who stood at his bedside and so tenderly nursed and cared for him during his illness. He had lived the past three years at Purdon, where he was in business, but when he was taken sick went to the home of his father, J. M. Crawford, in the Brushy Prairie community, to the dear mother who loved him so devotedly, and who always looked forward so eagerly to the home coming of her precious boy and whose but a mother’s hands could have been so tender and gently as they administered to his every need ? all that tender loving care and nursing, and medical skill could do, was done for him, but all to no avail. God saw it best to take him from us, and oh ! how hard, how awfully hard it was to give him up none can know but those who have passed under the same rod. We know God has promised in His holy word that He will not put a burden on us too heavy for us to bear, and if we did not know it were so and that we could ever rely on His sustaining grace in this, our darkest hour of life, we could not live. Our darling, by his tender loving disposition, had so entwined himself about our lives that it seemed like it was tearing the very hearts from our bodies to give him up. God help us in this dark hour to be submissive, help us to say Lord thy will be done, and not ours.

Lee was a member of the Methodist church, having been converted in very early manhood, at which time he united with the church. He also belonged to the Odd Fellows Lodge at Purdon, at which place he was held in high esteem by his fellowmen as well as elsewhere, where he was known.

He leaves to mourn his loss, his father and mother, five brothers and two sisters and others who loved him so well. He was laid to rest in the Dawson cemetery Tuesday afternoon, March 9th, amid a host of sorrowing friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Boulware of Dawson, and Rev. Darwood of Purdon. The Odd Fellows concluded the services at the grave. Many beautiful flowers were placed on his grave, all evidence of the love and respect of his many friends. May the God of all mercy, wisdom and love watch over us all and comfort us, and may we all live in the future in a way that when we cross over the river we shall again behold that loved face and be reunited with him where there will be no more sad partings.

There is only a mist between us,
My darling so precious and true,
Only a mist before sunrise
That hides you away from my view,
Oft as I ponder at twi-light,
O’er the sorrows and joys we did share,
I thank God for your sweet memory
As I silently offer a prayer.

Only a mist between us,
Some morning the angels will come,
And there in a bright land of beauty,
I will be with my darling at home.
Home, beautiful home,
No longer in sadness to roam,
But safe in the kingdom of glory,
I’ll be with my loved one at home.

Only a mist between us,
Not many long years will it stay,
‘Tis growing more fleecy and golden,
As earthly life fades fast away,
And when I am thinking so sadly
Of days all so joyous and free,
It is then I am nearest my darling
And it brings sweet comfort to me.

Written by one who loved him so dearly.—Ruth .

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Florence A. (Truss) Bragg
Jul 2, 1842 - Oct 16, 1926

In Memoriam.

Written in memory of Sister W. S. Bragg (nee Florence Truss)

She was born July 2, 1842 in Bluntsville, Ala. Came to Texas in 1891, was married to W. S. Bragg, September 8, 1892, who preceded her to the better world as God called him away Aug. 20, 1912. She lived at the old home near Post Oak church with her step-daughter, Mrs. G. B. Jennings until Oct. 16, 1926. Grandma’s spirit took its flight and returned to God who gave it. She loved her step-children dearly and was loved and tenderly cared for by them. She professed faith in God and united with the Missionary Baptist church at the age of 16 years, joined Post Oak church by letter in 1892.

Words fail us when we try to express how much she loved her Savior and the church that He gave His life for. When her health would permit she was always in her place. The last time she was able to leave her home she attended prayer meeting at the church. She was a faithful friend of all of her poor and needy, was always ready to minister to any one in need. She is survived by one brother, Sam Truss of Shawnee, Okla., two step-sons, John Bragg of Roane, Texas, and Earl Bragg of Corsicana, two step-daughters, Mrs. Sam Butler of Corsicana and Mrs. Lucy Jennings of Roane, who with her daughter, Miss Ellen, cared for her in her declining years, and many other relatives and a host of friends.

Grandma often spoke of her home going and said she was ready and waiting the Master’s call.

Grandmother’s home is in heaven,
At rest with the sinless and free,
To her will a crown be given,
She will rest in the homeland above.

Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. L. Moore assisted by Rev. H. B. Carraway, Blooming Grove, Rev. W. H. Day of Rice and Rev. Williams of Corsicana.

Many kind consoling words were spoken in memory of her.

Curry, Clark and Burley Butler, Lester, Elmer and Odie Harrell, step-grandsons, were pall bearers. Her body was then tenderly laid in the grave to await the resurrection of the body. Beneath a mound of beautiful flowers, with the large number present spoke in their silent way of the love and esteem for her in the vicinity in which she had lived for more than thirty years.

As a church we have lost one of our most devoted members, and from her home a loved one has gone, an empty chair is sitting near the fire-place where she spent many hours reading the Bible. But dear relatives and friends, some day we shall join her over yonder with Him who is walking with her.

What joy it will be to greet her.
For we are longing to meet her,
where she is resting in her Savior’s love.

Written by Mrs. D. E. Pike, Mrs. J. W. Kemp, committee, and adopted by Post Oak Missionary Baptist church in conference, Dec. 4, 1926.

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Calvin H. Helton
Aug 2, 1850 - Dec 17, 1927

AGED CORSICANA MAN DIED AT HOME SATURDAY NIGHT

Calvin H. Helton, aged 77 years, died at his home near Max Avenue Methodist church in the northern part of the city Saturday night at 10:53 o’clock, following an illness of several days and the remains were interred in the Post Oak Cemetery Sunday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the family residence Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, a number of children and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, December 19, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Leona (Butler) Helton married Nov. 26, 1885
  • (Obit says buried in Post Oak but his double monument with his wife is in Oakwood )

Leona (Butler) Helton
Jul 27, 1866 - Aug 26, 1934

MRS. LEONA HELTON DIED HERE MONDAY; FUNERAL TUESDAY

Mrs. Leona Helton, aged 68, died at her residence at 1104 North Commerce street, about 10 o’clock Monday morning. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Post Oak cemetery, conducted by A. H. Hizer of Chatfield, assisted by Rev. A. K. Marney of North Corsicana. Interment will be in Post Oak Cemetery.

The deceased is survived by three sons, J. A. and C. M. of Corsicana, and C. W. of Hobbs, N. M.; five daughters, Mrs. Ida Neeley of Corbell, Okla.; Mrs. Mary Hawkins of Frost; Mrs. Agnes McCafferty, Mrs. Lillie Stubbs, and Miss Ray Helton, of Corsicana; three brothers, Sam Butler and Will Butler of Corsicana, and J. T. Butler of Denison; two sisters, Mrs. J. O. Rogers of Corsicana, and Mrs. R. W. Jones of Bivins, La.; and eleven grandchildren.

Nephews of the deceased will be active pallbearers.

The funeral will be directed by Corley Funeral Home.

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HELD TUESDAY FOR MRS. LEONA HELTON

Funeral services for Mrs. Leona Helton, aged 68 years, who died at the family residence, 1104 North Commerce street, Monday morning at 10 o’clock, were held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock at the Post Oak Cemetery where burial was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. A. H. Hizer of Chatfield, assisted by Rev. A. K. Marney of North Corsicana Methodist Church.

Surviving are three sons, J. A. and C. M. Helton, both of Corsicana, and C. W. Helton, Hobbs, N. M.; five daughters, Mrs. Ida Neeley, Corbell, Okla.; Mrs. Mary Hawkins, Frost; Mrs. Agnes McCafferty, Mrs. Lilliy Stubbs and Miss Ray Helton, all of Corsicana; three brothers, Sam Butler and Will Butler, both of Corsicana, and J. T. Butler, Denison; two sisters, Mrs. J. O. Rogers, Corsicana, and Mrs. R. W. James, Bivins, La.; and 11 grandchildren, and other relatives.

Nephews of Mrs. Helton were pallbearers.

The funeral was directed by the Corley Funeral Home.

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Viola Bell (Chapman) Rutherford
Jan. 31, 1886 - Feb. 21, 1927

RICE.
Special to the Sun.

Rice, Texas, Feb. 24.—Mrs. T. B. Rutherford, age 41 years, of Corsicana, died here at the home of her sister, Mrs. S. L. Hobbs, Monday evening at----o’clock. Mrs. Rutherford had been in failing health for several months. She had been a resident of Rice for several years. She leaves a husband and eight children, an aged mother, Mrs. J. P. May, and three sisters, Mrs. S. L. Hobbs, Rice; Mrs. Sol Ross, Powell, and Mrs. Willis Stringer, Trinidad Islands; one brother, Andrew May of Goose Creek.

Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. W. H. Day, her pastor, and Rev. Carroway. Burial was at Post Oak cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 24, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Brannon Rutherford married Feb. 11, 1902; d/o Joel C. Chapman & Mary Etta (Duke) Chapman-May (Step-father-John Parish May)

Thomas Brannon Rutherford
Jan 7, 1880 - Mar 8, 1963

Tom Rutherford Dies Friday

Tom B. Rutherford, 83, life-long Navarro county resident died Friday afternoon at his home, 919 South Fourteenth street. He was a retired city park employe.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Post Oak cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. W. Johnson, pastor of the Pentecostal Church of God, and Rev. Ezra Burns, Baptist minister.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Effie Rutherford, Corsicana; eight sons, T. B. Rutherford, Baytown; John H. and William Rutherford, both of Houston; David Rutherford, Corsicana; John Bird Rutherford, Dallas; Cpl. James Rutherford, U. S. Army, Okinawa; M-Sgt. Herschell Baker, U. S. Army, Germany, and Otto Baker, Corsicana; seven daughters, Mrs. A. E. Page, Milford; Mrs. S. H. Lance, Mexia; Mrs. Robert M. Allen, Henderson; Mrs. Charles Marshall, Carthage; Mrs. Alvin Deisotell and Mrs. Clifton Glasgow, both of Athens; and Mrs. Walter Neibringhaus, Chicago, Ill.; 3 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. E. J. Jackson, Stamford, and Mrs. Finner Davison, Lubbock; and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Clyde Anglin, Fred Carnell, John Byrd Spurlock, Brown Spurlock, Robert Owen and Robert Clark.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 9, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Viola Bell (Chapman) Rutherford married Feb. 11, 1902 2nd wife Ophelia (Page) Rutherford married Dec. 23, 1923 3rd wife Viola Effie (Spurlock) Howell-Baker-Rutherford married May 18, 1929; s/o David Henry Rutherford & Sarah Josephine “Sallie” (Fuller) Rutherford

Ardelia Desdemonia (Moore) Johnson
Feb 18, 1843 - May 17, 1927

AGED WOMAN DIED TUESDAY AT ROANE; BURIAL WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Ardelia Johnson, aged 84 years, died Tuesday afternoon in the Roane community and the funeral services were conducted at the Post Oak church Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Interment was made in the Post Oak cemetery.

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Mildred Elaine Ray
Oct 25, 1923 May 8, 1926

In Memory.

On Saturday morning at 4 o’clock May 8th the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ray and took from them their darling daughter Mildred Elaine.

She was only sick a few hours but all was done that loving hands could do, but to no avail

God saw fit to take her from us. She was 3 years, 6 months and 23, days old. A short stay on earth, but oh, how precious to her parents and grandparents. Oh, how she will be missed in the home. She was a constant companion of her Grandmother Ray; always right with her and calling on her to do things for her. Weep not for we know she is a guest of God. We are not without hope. We have only to live a life so we can meet her in the Great Beyond. We wonder why she was called when she was so much joy in that home. And then again we know that God does all things well. Little Mildred was a very bright child, she was very fond of singing. She sang “Little Mary ----,” on the Friday morn before she died Saturday. Oh how sweet the words of that song sounded to those that listened.

She was laid to rest in Petty’s Chapel cemetery with Bro. Vaughn conducting the services. She leaves to mourn for her, mother, dad, brother and grandparents, uncles and aunts. And again parents, we say do not weep---

Look to Jesus, love and trust him;
Smile away your pain.
He is near you, and will cheer you,
Skies will smile again.

AUNTIE.

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Kirven Nile Martin
Jul 3, 1922 - Nov 15, 1926

LITTLE CHILD DIED MONDAY MORNING IN NORTHERN PART CITY

Funeral services for Irvin Nile Martin, 4-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Martin, who died at the family residence on Kerr avenue near Zions’s Rest at 3:30 o’clock Monday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Petty’s Chapel cemetery.

Diphtheria was the cause of death.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, November 15, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Holston Augustus “Gus” Martin and Dorothy Lucretia “Dollie” (Shields) Martin-Wilson (Dollie is buried in Pilgrim Cemetery, Elkhart, Tx.

Hampton N. Rascoe
Mar 1867 - Feb 28, 1927

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA PASSES AWAY ON MONDAY

H. N. RASCOE WILL BE BURIED AT PETTY’S CHAPEL TUESDAY AFTERNOON

H. N. Rascoe, aged 72 years, died at the home of his brother, J. P. Rascoe, 2120 West Third avenue at 3:10 Monday afternoon and the funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence with interment in Petty’s Chapel cemetery. Dr. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, will conduct the services.

He is survived by two sons, Bee Rascoe, Douglas, Arizona; Jessie Rascoe, Rector, Arkansas; three daughters, Mrs. C. A. Taylor, Lameta, California; Mrs. O. E. Andrews, Los Angeles, California; Mrs. Lutie Barnet, Lameta, California; three brothers, William Rascoe, Young, Arizona; Joe Rascoe, Hot Springs, Arkansas; J. P. Rascoe, Corsicana, and three sisters, Mrs. Donie Jackson, Lamesa, Tex.; Mrs. W. O. Rankin, Auistin, Texas, and Mrs. W. B. Montgomery, Corsicana.

Mr. Rascoe was a resident of Corsicana for many years but lived in West Texas, returning to Corsicana about two years ago.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 28, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mattie E. (Jones) Rascoe married Oct. 29, 1885 s/o Gabriel Harrell Rascoe and Frances P. (Halbert) Rascoe

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY AFTERNOON FOR H. N. RASCOE

Hampton N. Rascoe, 72 years old, was buried at Petty’s Chapel cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He died Monday afternoon at the residence of his brother, Josh Rascoe, following a short illness.

His five children reside outside of the State and were unable to attend the funeral of their father. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Two sons, Bee Rascoe, Arizona; Jess Rascoe, Arkansas; three daughters, Mrs. Ludie Barnett, Mrs. Lettie Taylor and Mrs. Bettie Andrews, all of California, three brothers, Josh Rascoe, Corsicana; Joe Rascoe, Arkansas; Will Rascoe, Arizona; three sisters, Mrs. W. B. Montgomery, Corsicana; Mrs. W. O. Rankin, Austin; Mrs. Jim Jackson, Lamesa, Texas, survive.

The pallbearers were the following nephews:
Willie Rascoe, O. D. Montgomery, Harold Blankenship, Noah Wright, Peter Redden, Emmett Montgomery, Frank Durr.

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Ralph Arnold Hoffpauir
Mar 26, 1926 - Nov 5, 1926

LITTLE CHILD DIED AND WAS BURIED AT EUREKA SATURDAY

Funeral services for Ralph Arnold Hoffpauir, 8 months old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Hoffpauir, who died Friday afternoon at 4:40 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon with interment in the Eureka cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, November 6, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • s/o Henry Arnel/Arnold Hoffpauir & Beaunah (Magee) Hoffpauir buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Mt. Pleasant, Texas

Alma (Thacker) Lasiter
Feb 14, 1904 - Mar 30, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD THURSDAY FOR MRS. ALMA LASSITER

Mrs. Alma Lassiter, aged 22 years, died in San Angelo Monday and the remains were interred in the Eureka cemetery Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church, Corsicana. The body was shipped to Corsicana early Thursday and was taken overland to Eureka by the Sutherland to Eureka by the Sutherland Undertaking Company.

The deceased is survived by her husband and a small child. One sister, Mrs. Thorp of Eureka, and two sisters and three brothers, all of Louisiana, also survive.

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Mary East (Bone) Harris
Apr 21, 1898 - May 19, 1926

BURIAL AT EUREKA

Mrs. J. R. Harris, aged 28 years, died Wednesday on the Ruby Smith Gulf Lease in the oil field and the remains were interred in the Eureka cemetery Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church, Corsicana, at the cemetery.

Mrs. Harris is survived by her husband, four small children, and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Bone.

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Katherine “Kate” (Sims) Coker
Mar 28, 1896 - Apr 4, 1927

CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED AT EUREKA TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Kate Coker, aged 31 years and eight months, died Monday afternoon at 10:40 North Beaton street, following an illness of several months and the remains were interred in the Eureka cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

She is survived by one child, aged six years.

The husband of the deceased died several years ago with tuberculosis, said to have been caused from injuries received in an oil field fire when he jumped from a burning derrick.

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Mary Elizabeth (Northcutt) Haskins
Jan 9, 1839 - Jul 6, 1911

Died This Morning

Mrs. M. E. Hoskins, aged 72 years and six months, died at the home of her son-in-law, J. C. Todan, on West Eleventh avenue, at 5:30 o’clock this morning and the remains were interred here this afternoon.

The deceased recently moved here from Wortham, where she resided for many years.

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Thomas Everett “TE” Haskins
Oct 14, 1842 - Jan 13, 1926

FATHER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED AT WACO HOME ON WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for T. E. Haskins, aged 84 years who died in Waco Wednesday were held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. M. A. Toidace, 2420 West Seventh avenue with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. M. A. Toidace, Corsicana, and Mrs. M. E. Watkins, Waco.

He was born in Pulaski county, Georgia. He served four years in the Civil War and received a medal of honor when discharged. He was a member of Pat Cleburne, Waco United Confederate Veterans and had made his home in Waco for ten years.

The body arrived in Corsicana Thursday morning on the eastbound Cotton Belt train.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURS. AFTERNOON FOR WACO RESIDENT

The remains of T. E. Haskins, aged 84 years, who died in Waco Wednesday, were interred here Thursday afternoon. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. W. A. Tolden of Corsicana and Mrs. M. E. Watkins of Waco.

Following are the pallbearers: J. E. Toldan, W. M. Toldan, R. E. Ellis, S. M. Watkins, O. H. Haraldson, Elmer Pringle.

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INFANT SON Rogers
Jul 11, 1926 - Jul 14, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR LITTLE CHILD

Funeral services for the one-month old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Rogers who died at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the family home, 1002 West Sixth Avenue were held Thursday morning with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The services were conducted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

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Weldon J. Williamson
May 29, 1829 - Mar 9, 1926

AGED CORSICANAN DIED AT RESIDENCE DAUGHTER TODAY

W. J. WILLIAMSON PASSES AWAY AT AGE OF 96 YEARS

W. J. Williamson, age 96 years, nine months, nine days, died at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. George F. Miller, 1250 West Second avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, following a lingering illness, and the remains will be interred Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

Mr. Williamson was born in Alabama, May 29, 1829. He has been a resident of Corsicana for thirty-three years.

The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War.

Surviving is one daughter, Mrs. George F. Miller of Corsicana. His wife preceded him in death several years ago.

The funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church, Rev. E. C. Routh, editor of the Baptist Standard and supply pastor of the church here, will conduct the services. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, March 9, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Civil War Veteran - CSA
  • h/o Gazzie P. (Lattimore) Williamson s/o John Williamson and unk (Townsend) Williamson per death certificate

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED MAN HELD FROM FIRST BAPTIST

W. J. WILLIAMSON HAD LIVED IN CORSICANA FOR THIRTY-THREE YEARS

Funeral services for the remains of W. J. Williamson, aged 96 years, nine months and eight days, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George F. Miller, 1250 West Second avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at the First Baptist church at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E. C. Routh, editor of the Baptist Standard and supply pastor of the local church.

Mr. Williamson was born in Alabama and was a veteran of the Civil War. He has resided in Corsicana thirty-three years.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. George F. Miller of Corsicana.

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Mattie Ophelia (Hunt) Bass
Sep 21, 1871 - Jan 12, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICE FOR MRS. BASS LATE SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Ophelia Bass, aged 54 years died at 403 East Eleventh avenue Saturday morning at 1:25 o’clock and the funeral will be held Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by her husband and several grown children.

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Jemima E. (Stansbury) Miller
abt 1832 - Jun 23, 1909

Aged Lady Dead.

Mrs. J. E. Miller, mother of Mrs. E. L. Martin, died at the home of her daughter today after several days illness, aged 77 years.

Funeral arrangements have not yet been completed.

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Sarah Judith “Sallie” (Edwards) Page- Eylar
Aug 24, 1845 - Aug 14, 1926

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN WACO TO BE BURIED HERE

Mrs. S. J. Eyer, former resident of Corsicana and mother of Mrs. H. E. Hyndman, died at Waco at 8:30 Saturday morning. The remains will be shipped here, arriving on the Cotton Belt at 10:35 Sunday morning and will be taken to Oakwood cemetery for interment.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Aug 14, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband David J. Page 2nd husband Joseph Fenton Eylar married Oct. 14, 1874
  • (monument says died 1846- death certificate says )

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Sympathy Extended Bereaved Ones.

Mmes. Frank Kerr and T. P. Kerr are also extended sympathy by their many friends over the loss of their venerable aunt, Mrs. Sallie Judith Eylar of Waco, who died Saturday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jack Howell of Waco. She was buried in Corsicana Sunday morning, this having been her former home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR WACO WOMAN IN CORSICANA SUNDAY

MRS. SALLIE JUDITY EYLAR, FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA, DIED SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Judith Eylar, aged 80 years, who died at the residence of her granddaughter, Mrs. Jack Howell, 2209 Barnard street, Waco, Saturday morning at 8:30 o’clock, were held at Oakwood cemetery Sunday morning at 11 o’clock, Rev. G. W. Kincheloe, Methodist minister, conducting the funeral services. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

She was born in Kentucky but had resided in Waco for ten years, she has resided in Texas 70 years. She was a member of the Presbyterian church, Mrs. Eylar resided in Corsicana for a number of years and was well known here.

Mrs. Eylar is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Nina Hindman, Waco; four grandchildren, Lynn White and William Hindman, Los Angeles; Edward Hindman and Mrs. Jack Howell, Waco; two nieces, Mrs. Frank S. Kerr and Mrs. Tom P. Kerr, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. D. Taylor, F. S. Kerr, Loyd Kerr, O. E. Hyndman, Edens Hyndman, T. P. Kerr.

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Ruth Upchurch
Jul 27, 1926 - Aug 15, 1926

Sympathy Extended Bereaved Ones.

Mr. and Mrs. Claud Upchurch are extended the heartfelt sympathy of their many friends over the loss of their sixteen day old baby girl who died Sunday afternoon in Dallas and was buried Monday in Oakwood.

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LITTLE BABY DIED IN DALLAS SUNDAY; FUNERAL HERE TODAY

Ruth, sixteen-day-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Upchurch, died in Dallas Sunday afternoon at 5:30 o’clock, and the remains were shipped to Corsicana Sunday night. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence, 704 West Fourth avenue, Monday morning at 10:30 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

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Herschell V. Cheney
Jan 31, 1867 - Sep 19, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR H. V. CHENEY

Funeral services for H. V. Cheney, aged 59 years, who died Saturday night at Vernon, Texas, were held Monday afternoon from the residence of Mrs. F. M. Cheney at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist Church. Mr. Cheney was single. He had resided in Corsicana for several years and recently had gone to Vernon.

Surviving are two brothers, Will Cheney, Corsicana, and Joe Cheney, George; two sisters, Miss Fannie Cheney and Mrs. M. H. Sandwich both of Corsicana. A number of other relatives also survive.

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Anastasia Josephine (Thornton) Crosser
Dec 6, 1860 - Aug 13, 1926

AGED RESIDENT OF CORSICANA BURIED AUGUST 14

Mrs. Jim Crosser, aged 69 years, died at her home on West Second avenue Friday, August 13 and was buried the following day in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Mrs. Crosser is survived by her husband and two children, C. Crosser, Beaumont, and Mrs. J. D. Blessing, Cryer Creek.

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Bertha Lea (Roberts) Garner
Feb 7, 1894 - Nov 25, 1926

YOUNG CORSICANA WOMAN DIES AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

MRS. JOHN J. GARNER WILL BE BURIED HERE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Bertha Lee Garner, aged 32, wife of John J. Garner, died at 5 o’clock Thursday morning at the Navarro County Hospital and the body was carried to the home of Mrs. John T. Garner, 819 West Seventh avenue.

Funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Church of Christ, Rev. Jesse P. Sewell, pastor will conduct the services, interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Roberts, Dawson; three brothers and four sisters, all of whom were at her bedside with the exception of one brother.

Pallbearers will be her three brothers, W. C. Roberts, H. H. Roberts, Floyd Roberts, and three brothers-in-law, R. Leroy Matthews, Sam Skinner and Charles Hearn.

Honorary pallbearers—General Claude V. Burkhead, San Antonio; Major C. B. King, San Antonio, Major Raymond Phelps, and Captain Charles W. Scruggs, both of San Antonio; Col. R. C. Allen, Dallas; Cpatain L. E. Brown, Dallas; Captain Tom Murane, Dallas; Captain Will Philp, Dallas; Major Emmett Wilkinson, Dallas; Lieut. Wm. B. Ransom, Dallas; Major Kenneth Bullock, Fort Worth; Lieut. Col. R. O. Whittaker, Cleburne; Major Bill Lucey, Cleburne; Captain Norwood West, Cleburne; Col. Charles A. Davis, Corsicana; Lieut. Col. Harold B. Weiler, Wichita Falls; Captain Billy Boyce, Amarillo; Major W. G. Kinsolving, Abilene; T. W. Ransom, Dallas; Capt. Hal Johnson, Kernes; Capt. J. L. Walton, Capt. Festus A. Pierce, Lieut. Beverly Caldwell, Lieut. Eldred D. Bonner, Lieut. Randolph Robinson, Sgt. M. K. Riley, Sgt. Lubert T. Jones, Dr. T. A. Miller, Wayne R. Howell, commander of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, and all members of the post, all of Corsicana; P. Mayer, postmaster; W. O. Allman, assistant postmaster; Hugh Loper, superintendent malls, post office, and all employes of the Corsicana Post Office; L. W. Edwards, O. S. Hellums, S. H. Akers, W. Berry, A. L. Edwards, Carlos Berry, J. Floyd Smith, J. G. Garner, W. N. Matthews, Dr. B. W. D. Hill, W. W. Wolfe, Grey Sims, Clay Matthews, Edgar Davis, J. C. Edwards, D. T. Sawyer of Dawson.

Mrs. Garner, who was beloved by all who knew her, had been ill for the past several weeks, following an operation for the removal of her tonsils. This operation was successful, but other complications set up later which ended in her passing away early Thursday.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON MRS. JOHN GARNER

POPULAR YOUNG WOMAN LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertha Lea Garner, aged 32 years, wife of John J. Garner, who died at 5 o’clock Thursday morning at the Navarro County Hospital following an operation two weeks ago, were held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, at the Church of Christ. The services were conducted by Rev. Jesse P. Sewell, pastor.

The body was taken to the residence of John T. Garner, 819 West Seventh avenue Thursday.

Surviving are her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs., M. W. Roberts, Dawson; three brothers and four sisters, all of whom were at her bedside with the exception of one brother.

Pallbearers were her three brothers, W. C. Roberts, H. H. Roberts, Floyd Roberts and three brother-in-law, R. Leroy Matthews, Sam Skinner and Charles Hearn.

Honorary pallbearers—General Claude V. Burkhead, San Antonio; Major Raymond Phelps and Captain Charles W. Scruggs, both of San Antonio; Col. R. C. Allen, Dallas; Captain L. E. Boren, Dallas; Captain Tom Murane, Dallas; Captain Will Philp, Dallas; Major Emmett Wilkinson, Dallas; Lieut. Wm. B. Ransom, Dallas; Major Kenneth Bullock, Fort Worth; Lieut. Col. R. O. Whitaker, Cleburne; Major Bill Lucey, Cleburne; Col. Charles A. Davis, Corsicana; Lieut. Col. Harold B. Weller, Wichita Falls; Captain Billy Boyce, Amarillo; Major W. G. Kinsolving, Abilene; T. W. Ransom, Dallas; Capt. Hal Johnson, Kerens; Capt. J. L. Walton, Capt. Festus Pierce, Lieut, Beverly Caldwell, Lieut. Eldred D. Bonner, Lieut. Randolph Robinson, Sgt. M. K. Riley, Sgt. Lubert T. Jones, Dr. T. A. Miller, Wayne R. Howell, commander of the Johnson-Wiggins Post No. 22, American Legion, and all members of the post, all of Corsicana; P. Mayer, Postmaster; W. O. Allman, assistant postmaster; Hugh Loper, Superintendent of mails, postoffice, and all employes of the Corsicana post office: L. W. Edwards, O. S. Hellums, S. H. Akers, W. Berry, A. L. Edwards, Carlos Berry, J. Floyd Smith, J. G. Garner, W. N. Matthews, Dr. B. W. D. Hill, W. W. Wolfe, Grey Sims, Clay Matthews, Edgar Davis, J. C. Edwards, D. T. Sawyer of Dawson.

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Mary Armour Upchurch
Nov 29, 1926 - Nov 30, 1926

BABY DAUGHTER DIED TUESDAY NIGHT AT COUNTY HOSPITAL

Funeral services for Mary Armour, two-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Upchurch, who died at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday night at the Navarro County Hospital, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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Emmaline Wilson (McCage) Baldauf
Dec 11, 1851 - Aug 19, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN FRIDAY AFTERNOON

MRS. EMMA W. BALDAUF DIED LAST NIGHT AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

Funeral service for Mrs. Emma W. Baldauf, aged 76 years, who died at the residence of her daughter, Ms. E. E. Elliott, 119 West Tenth avenue Thursday night at 10:30 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held at the residence of Mrs. Elliott Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Mrs. Baldauf was born in Tennessee but came to Texas when quite young. She has resided in Navarro county for many years.

Surviving are six children: three sons, Robert E. Baldauf, Corsicana; W. E. Baldauf, New Orleans, La.; C. C. Baldauf, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. W. R. Pryor, Corsicana; Mrs. Gertrude Goldsmith, Corsicana; Mrs. E. E. Elliott, Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. A. C. Peacock, Dallas; two brothers, S. E. and E. M. Latta, both of Angus; a number of grandchildren and other relatives.

Ms. Baldauf was well known to the older residents of the county, having resided at Angus for many years previous to removing to Corsicana.

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Robert Bushfield Hall
Mar 4, 1866 - Aug 7, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR ROBT. B. HALL

Funeral services for R. B. Hall, aged 55 years, who died in Dallas, Saturday evening at 8:30 o’clock were held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the residence of Miss Bertha Blackmon, 1141 West Collin Street. The services were conducted by Rev. Jesse P. Sewell, pastor of the Church of Christ.

Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery.

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David Levi “Lee” Goodman
Feb 24, 1879 - Feb 12, 1926

LEE GOODMAN DIED SUDDENLY HIS HOME HERE EARLY FRIDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD SATURDAY MORNING, BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Lee Goodman, 47 years old, who died suddenly at his home 520 West Second avenue, Thursday night, will be held at the residence at 11 o’clock Saturday morning. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, will conduct the services. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Sam Butler, Jim Redden, C. E. Upchurch and H. T. Sparks, John Beck, R. E. Beard.

The following have been named honorary pallbearers: C I. P. Stevens, T. W. Lovett, Norris Levett, El J. Gibson, W. A. Tarver, Felix DeLafosse, W. M. Taylor, C. M. Thornell, Franklin Seale, Jack Weaver, Walter Hayes, O. L. Albritton, C. C. Albriton, J. R. Pevehouse, John Curington,C. C. Roberts, H. T. McCandless, J. P. Spires, Carroll Miller, Carter Kirven, W. H. Penland, Joe Simpkins, Sam Slay, Harry Williams, Dr. J. A. Jones, H. C. Nash, R. E. L. MarShall, Will S. Knight, Hawkins Scarborough, J. M. Taylor, Wayne R. Howell, Fred Upchurch, John Wilson, J. E. Skinner, Frank Curry, Billie Stokes, Arthur Elliott, Fred Taylor, P. D. Williams, I. N. Cerf, Sol Gottlieb, Jimmie Kerr, C. E. King, J. M. tullos, H. D. Stone, Will Thompson, W. W. Thompson, D. L. Harrison, L. E. Howell, Parul B. Harper, C. A. Middleton, J. S. Millerman, C. J. Risien. N. C. Goodman, S. D. Robinson, Ernest Newman, Clyde Richards, L. A. Morgan, L. C. Morgan, Roy Morgan, all of Corsicana, and Dr. John W. Matlock, Tom Slay, R. L. Templeton, Rufus Shaw, S. S. Hooser, S. F. Jones, Jim Cole, E. S. Bonnett, Ed Patterson, Alf Chamberlain, Walter Sanders, Will Beck, A. L. Mitchell, Sam Germany, Ed Sheppard and John Lattimore of Frost.

Born a few miles east of Corsicana, Mr. Goodman lived his entire life in Navarro county. He was well known here and throughout the county. For a time he was in business at Frost. For the past several years he had been engaged in real estate business in Corsicana.

Mr. Goodman had been in his usual good health. He was down town last evening and went home about 9 o’clock and retired. About 1:30 o’clock Friday morning his wife was awakened by Mr. Goodman gasping for breath. A doctor was summoned, but he was dead when the doctor arrived. Death was due to heart failure.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LEE GOODMAN SATURDAY MORNING

PROMINENT CORSICANA MAN DIED SUDDENLY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Lee Goodman, 47 years old, died at his home 520 West Second avenue, early Friday morning, were held at the residence at 11 o’clock Saturday morning. Dr. E. P. Kennedy, pastor of the First Baptist Church, assisted by Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, conducted the services. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Active pallbearers were Sam Butler, Jim Redden, C. E. Upchurch, John Beck, R. E. Beard and H. T. Sparks.

Deceased is survived by his wife, three brothers, John T. Goodman, Hillsboro; C. A. Goodman, Dallas; L. L. Goodman, Lubbock; and one sister, Mrs. Maude Moore, Frost.

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William F. Elliott
Sep 25, 1854 - Jan 3, 1926

Funeral Services Held This Morning

Funeral services for W. F. Elliott, aged 72 years, who died Sunday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Joe Borg, 412 North Eleventh street, were held Tuesday morning from the Borg residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Sewell, pastor of the Church of Christ.

The deceased is survived by six children: Ms. E. K. Hervey, Corsicana; Ms. J. E. Weaver, Corsicana; Ben Elliott, Dallas; Mrs. Joe Borg, Corsicana; Spencer M. Elliott, Corsicana; Mrs. W. T. Hughes, Dallas.

Mr. Elliott has been in failing health for some time.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, January 5, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (children are Edgar A. Elliott-Bertha Hervey-Mollie Weaver-Benjamin H.Elliott-Lois M. Borg-Ora D. Hughes-Spencer Monroe Elliott) assumed h/o Cora Alice (Nabors) Elliott s/o Spencer Monroe Elliott and assumed Cyrine (unk) Elliott—can’t prove this

Billy Joe Sluder
Sep 15, 1961 - Feb 1, 2017

Billy Joe Sluder

Billy Joe Sluder, 55, died on February 1, 2017 at his home in Grand Prairie.

Graveside Service: 2 p.m. Thursday, February 9, 2017. Burial: Rose Hill in Grove.

Billy Joe was born on September 15, 1961, the son of Billy Edwin Sluder and Marilyn Lumdson in Topika, Kansas. He was raised in Houston where he would graduate from Elsik High School.

Billy Joe was a gregarious man, and enjoyed visiting with others. His ability and easy way would lead him to be a salesman, selling trucks, before eventually becoming a welder. He was proud of his work on the Outlet Mall in South Grand Prairie.

Billy Joe was faithful in attending Matthew Road Baptist Church where he developed some strong relationships.

He is survived by his father, Billy Edwin Sluder and daughters, Kristin and Karlie.

Guerrero Dean Funeral Home

Notes:

  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Bridget Lynne (Trojanowski) Sluder married May 5, 1990; s/o Billy Edward Sluder & Marilyn/Mary (Lumsdon) Sluder

Phyllis Undine (Neese) Cherry
Jul 21, 1919 - Nov 2, 2009
 
Phyllis Undine Neese Cherry left this earth and went home to Heaven on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2009. She was 90.

She was a loving mother to four children, Ralph Cherry, Karen Altergott, Brian and Beverly J. Davis. She was blessed with five grandchildren, Brian, Erin and Marion Cherry of Indiana, as well as April and Meredith Marrs of Shawnee.

She was born on July 21, 1919, in Navarro County, Texas. She enjoyed many family reunions with her sister's family, Bernard and Gladys Wade, and brothers' families, Clyde and Margie Neese, and Dick and Dolly Neese, all of Texas.

She lived on a farm with her parents, James H. and Mattie Lee Osborne Neese. She was a natural storyteller who enjoyed many life experiences, such as picking cotton on the family farm and "busting open watermelons" to enjoy in the middle of a hot summer's day. She was a strong, independent woman who survived the hardships and challenges of the Great Depression, as well as supporting her country during World War II as "Rosie the Riveter." After that time, she was truly one of the thousands of strong, smart women who conquered the many challenges of post-war life in the United States.

In 1948, she went on a "blind date" with future husband, Thomas Jefferson Cherry Jr. Soon afterward they were married on March 25, 1948. They lived in Fort Worth, Texas, until 1965, when she and her family moved to Ponca City, where she was employed by Conoco Oil Company. She and T.J. enjoyed many years in Ponca City. They joined the First Baptist Church of Ponca City where they made many life-long friends. They often met with their friends known as "The Gang." They included the Adolph Schriners, the D.E. Finchers, the Greely Veals, Melba Carter, P.H. and Elva Kleckner, and Frank and Fern Suess.

After retirement, she and T.J. fulfilled the dream of traveling and visiting the 48 contiguous United States. They settled in Shawnee in 1990, where they joined the First Baptist Church of Shawnee. They enjoyed the new friendships of many beloved members of First Baptist Church, Shawnee. The church was the site of the celebration of their 50th Wedding Anniversary. It was a beautiful memory for all who attended. Rhetta Hudson and Jim Brown shared their many talents with everyone.
She was a member of the Daughters of American Revolution, the Hallelujah Chorus, and the Rachel Sunday School Class. She loved her weekly visit to the "salon" with Lynne Turner and the girls. She was so appreciative of the extra loving help of Jeanne Hubert and the caregivers of Loving Care of Shawnee. Special thanks go to Jennifer of Loving Care, as well as the wonderful caregivers of the Unity ICU department led by Deb and her co-workers.

She is survived by her immediate family, as well as the following, Margie, Ginny and David Neese, Karen and Elliot Robertson, brother-in-law, Miriam Cherry and family and Bill Morgan, cousin, all of Texas.

The family will receive friends and visitors from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Walker Funeral Home. The service will be 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, at First Baptist Church in Shawnee. Burial will take place at Laurel Land Cemetary in Fort Worth, Texas, because "once a Texan, always a Texan."

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William Oscar Odom
Jun 30, 1878 - Feb 22, 1970

W. O. Odom Rites Tuesday

W. O. Odom, 91, a retired farmer, died Sunday at the Hilliard Home. Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Chapel. The Rev. Bill Nichols will officiate with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, A. L. Odom of Seminole, and W. F. Odom of Gilmer; two daughters, Mrs. K. A. Johnston of Gilmer and Mrs. W. F. Burleson of Lubbock; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Francis Puckett, Dick Brown, Kenneth Burleson, Billy Ray Burleson and David Burleson.

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Odom Services

Funeral services for W. O. Odom were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Corley Funeral Chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bill Nichols, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sons, two daughters, eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, February 24, 1970
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sallie (Lindsey) Odom s/o Henry E. Odom buried in Bazette cemetery and Nancy Ann “Miley” (Knight) Odom buried in Hamilton Beaman cemetery

George Beasley Read
Feb 17, 1908 - May 20, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES THIS AFTERNOON FOR GEO. BEASLEY READ

FOUND DEAD AT BOARDING HOUSE IN TYLER THURSDAY EVENING

Funeral services for George Beasley Read, aged 18 years, who died at his boarding house in Tyler at 6:30 o’clock Thursday afternoon from the effects of poison, were conducted Saturday afternoon at the residence of his uncle John M. Reed, 720 West Thirteenth Avenue, at 2:30 o’clock. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. O. D. Spence, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, Corsicana.

He is survived by one half-brother, Eddie Henry, Pickett; two uncles, John M. Read, Corsicana, W. H. Thorne Navarro Mills, and other relatives.

The body was discovered on the lawn and nearby a bottle of carbolic acid which had been purchased earlier in the afternoon from a drug store. The coroner’s verdict was death by self-administered poison.

A note was left, stating that no one was to blame. A statement of his debts was left. His financial condition was excellent. The statement said that no one would ever know the reason for his action.

The deceased lived with his uncle, W. H. Thorne, at Navarro Mills for eight years and he graduated from Dawson high school. He attended a business college in Tyler and held a responsible position in Tyler at the time of his death.

The body was shipped via Cotton Belt to Sutherland’s Friday afternoon.

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William H. Nicol
Dec 9, 1852 - Apr 24, 1926

TWO KILLED WEEK-END ACCIDENTS

PIONEER RESIDENT AND YOUTH KILLED IN WEEK-END ACCIDENTS

W. H. NICOL STRUCK BY CAR WHILE LEO SHIVERS IN WRECK

Week-end automobile accidents took their grim toll here with a man and a boy killed, and four boys receiving injuries of a lesser degree since Saturday.

W. H. Nicol was killed outright when he was run down by an automobile about 10 o’clock Saturday night near his home. Mr. Nicol was crossing the street at West Seventh avenue and South Thirteenth street, when he was struck by one of two cars passing in opposite directions. He was knocked to the cement pavement with much force, and death resulted from a concussion of the brain. There were four young men in the car. A young man named Smith, who lives at Drane, was driving. He applied the brakes, stopped the car, and gave aid, but Mr. Nicol failed to rally.

Funeral services for Mr. Nicol were held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon at St. John’s Episcopal church, of which he was a member, with Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The following are the active pallbearers:

Edward M. Polk, Sr., W. H. Hastings, R. L. Hamilton, Bush Wofford, W. D. Nolen, W. A. Mowlam and R. H. Molloy.

Honorary pallbearers are:

Robert Watt, H. D. Johnson, William Clowe, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. L. E. Kelton, B. Chilies, W. Peters, L. Miller, A. Hoover, W. C. Van Hook, J. Frank Williams, Sidney Story, Judge J. F. Stout, E. A. Johnson.

Mr. Nicol is survived by his wife and two sons, H. C. Nicol, Corsicana, and R. M. Nicol, Dale.

Deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for forty-eight years and had been in business here for forty years. He was born in the Rectory at Denton, England. December 9, 1855, the son of Rev. Walter and Rebecca Morris Nicol. Mr. Nicol was known to practically every resident of Corsicana and was respected by all for his high sense of honor and upright walk through life.

A feature connected with the death of Mr. Nicol that brings a greater sorrow to the family is the death in an automobile accident in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday night of the nine-year-old son of Mrs. Page C. Palmer, a sister of Mrs. Nicol. Particulars of this accident are lacking.

Leo Shivers, 19 year old high school boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Shivers, 1424 West Fifth avenue, was almost instantly killed late Sunday afternoon when the automobile in which he was riding with four companions collided with a telephone pole on the Country Club road, a mile and one-half north of town.

Clyde Halbert, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Halbert, was knocked unconscious for several hours. However, he regained consciousness Sunday night and is not seriously injured.

Richard Fagin, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Fagin, 643 West Fourth avenue, sustained injuries to his leg.

Harold Jones, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Jones, 1401 West Fifth avenue, and Horace Johnston, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Johnston, 1570 West Fourth avenue escaped with minor injuries. The five boys occupied a small touring car and in some way left the road and struck the telephone pole head-on. Harold Jones was driving. Passing motorists picked the boys up and brought them to town. Leo died in the hospital shortly after arriving there. His neck was believed broken and he was believed to have sustained internal injuries.

All the boys are attending high school.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church, with interment in Oakwood. The funeral services at the church were conducted by Rev. E. C. Routh, editor of the Baptist Standard and a substitute pastor of the church here.

The De Molay chapter had charge at the grave.

Following were the active pallbearers:

J. T. Hill, Horace Johnson, Layton Humphries, Placere Jones, Leslie Wareing, Ellis Caldwell, Rodges McElwrath. J. R. Lumsden.

The members of the local De Molay chapter were honorary pallbearers.

The flag at the Corsicana high school, of which young Shivers was a student, was flown at half mast Monday.

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George Leon “Leo” Shivers
Sep 3, 1906 - Apr 26, 1926

TWO KILLED WEEK-END ACCIDENTS

PIONEER RESIDENT AND YOUTH KILLED IN WEEK-END ACCIDENTS

W. H. NICOL STRUCK BY CAR WHILE LEO SHIVERS IN WRECK

Week-end automobile accidents took their grim toll here with a man and a boy killed, and four boys receiving injuries of a lesser degree since Saturday.

W. H. Nicol was killed outright when he was run down by an automobile about 10 o’clock Saturday night near his home. Mr. Nicol was crossing the street at West Seventh avenue and South Thirteenth street, when he was struck by one of two cars passing in opposite directions. He was knocked to the cement pavement with much force, and death resulted from a concussion of the brain. There were four young men in the car. A young man named Smith, who lives at Drane, was driving. He applied the brakes, stopped the car, and gave aid, but Mr. Nicol failed to rally.

Funeral services for Mr. Nicol were held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon at St. John’s Episcopal church, of which he was a member, with Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of the church, officiating. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The following are the active pallbearers:

Edward M. Polk, Sr., W. H. Hastings, R. L. Hamilton, Bush Wofford, W. D. Nolen, W. A. Mowlam and R. H. Molloy.

Honorary pallbearers are:

Robert Watt, H. D. Johnson, William Clowe, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. L. E. Kelton, B. Chilies, W. Peters, L. Miller, A. Hoover, W. C. Van Hook, J. Frank Williams, Sidney Story, Judge J. F. Stout, E. A. Johnson.

Mr. Nicol is survived by his wife and two sons, H. C. Nicol, Corsicana, and R. M. Nicol, Dale.

Deceased had been a resident of Corsicana for forty-eight years and had been in business here for forty years. He was born in the Rectory at Denton, England. December 9, 1855, the son of Rev. Walter and Rebecca Morris Nicol. Mr. Nicol was known to practically every resident of Corsicana and was respected by all for his high sense of honor and upright walk through life.

A feature connected with the death of Mr. Nicol that brings a greater sorrow to the family is the death in an automobile accident in Minneapolis, Minn., Saturday night of the nine-year-old son of Mrs. Page C. Palmer, a sister of Mrs. Nicol. Particulars of this accident are lacking.

Leo Shivers, 19 year old high school boy, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Shivers, 1424 West Fifth avenue, was almost instantly killed late Sunday afternoon when the automobile in which he was riding with four companions collided with a telephone pole on the Country Club road, a mile and one-half north of town.

Clyde Halbert, son of Dr. and Mrs. W. W. Halbert, was knocked unconscious for several hours. However, he regained consciousness Sunday night and is not seriously injured.

Richard Fagin, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Fagin, 643 West Fourth avenue, sustained injuries to his leg.

Harold Jones, son of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Jones, 1401 West Fifth avenue, and Horace Johnston, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Johnston, 1570 West Fourth avenue escaped with minor injuries. The five boys occupied a small touring car and in some way left the road and struck the telephone pole head-on. Harold Jones was driving. Passing motorists picked the boys up and brought them to town. Leo died in the hospital shortly after arriving there. His neck was believed broken and he was believed to have sustained internal injuries.

All the boys are attending high school.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock from the First Baptist church, with interment in Oakwood. The funeral services at the church were conducted by Rev. E. C. Routh, editor of the Baptist Standard and a substitute pastor of the church here.

The De Molay chapter had charge at the grave.

Following were the active pallbearers:

J. T. Hill, Horace Johnson, Layton Humphries, Placere Jones, Leslie Wareing, Ellis Caldwell, Rodges McElwrath. J. R. Lumsden.

The members of the local De Molay chapter were honorary pallbearers.

The flag at the Corsicana high school, of which young Shivers was a student, was flown at half mast Monday.

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HIGH SCHOOL NEWS
By SCOTT BAGBY

Pupil Dies In Wreck.

A shadow of gloom was cast around the school by the tragic accident in which four Corsicana boys were hurt, Leo Shivers dying from injuries received when the touring car in which five boys were riding collided with a telephone pole about a mile and a half out of town Sunday evening.

Leo was a member of the junior class in school and was very popular with his classmates and teachers. The funeral services were held at the First Baptist church at 4:30 last Monday, and our second victim of an automobile was laid to rest.

Besides the fatal injuries to Leo, Clyde Halbert was knocked unconscious for approximately six hours, but he regained consciousness all right and is none the worse for his accident except for a few bruises. Clyde is our next year’s football co-captain and we were all gratified to hear of his speedy recovery.

Richard Fagin, football letterman, was severely cut just above the ankle, but is now coming to school on crutches.

Horace Johnson was only slightly hurt around his left eye, but suffered no real harm from his experience.

The entire school and faculty sympathize with Mr. and Mrs. Shivers in their bereavement. We hope for a speedy recovery of those injured.

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Elizabeth J. (Curtis) Nicol
Dec 25, 1864 - May 24, 1958

Mrs. W. H. Nicol Services Monday

Mrs. W. H. Nicol, 94, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Bastrop Sunday while visiting relatives.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Frec D. Wolf, Jr., rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are two sons, H. C. (Bert) Nicol, Corsicana, and Reggie M. Nicol, Bastrop; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Gordon and Mrs. Mary Curtis Harris, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wm. V. Mowlam, Thomas Curtis, Jimmy Gordon, Albert Frey, Carl Mirus and Ed M. Polk.

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Mrs. W. H. Nicol Services Monday

Mrs. W. H. Nicol, 94, long-time Corsicana resident, died in Bastrop Sunday while visiting relatives.

Funeral services were held from the McCammon Chapel Monday at 2 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Fred C. Wolf, Jr., rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Surviving are two sons, H. C. (Bert) Nicol, Corsicana, and Reggie M. Nicol, Bastrop; two sisters, Mrs. J. M. Gordon and Mrs. Mary Curtis Harris, both of Corsicana and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wm. V. Mowlam, Thomas Curtis, Jimmy Gordon, Albert Frey, Carl Mirus and Ed M. Polk.

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Wilbur Ellis Saums, Jr.
Jul 2, 1926 - Sep 29, 1926

BABY DIED EARLY THURSDAY EVENING AT COUNTY HOSPITAL

W. E. Saums, Jr. two months and twenty-nine days old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Saums, died at the Navarro county hospital Thursday evening at 7 o’clock and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the First Methodist church. The services will be held at the cemetery.

Mr. Saums is an employe of the Humble Oil Company.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE CHILD ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for W. E. Saums, Jr, aged two months and 29 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Saums, were held Saturday afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted at the cemetery by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The little child died at the Navarro county hospital early Friday morning.

Mr. Saums is an employe of the Humble Oil Company.

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Horace Hall Davis
Feb 12, 1887 - Feb 27, 1963

Horace Davis Dies Wednesday

Horace Davis, 75, retired farmer, native of Athens, died at his home, 213 Gorman avenue Wednesday morning.

Funeral services will be held sometime Friday from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Victor Davis, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Mike Atkinson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Virgie Farmer, Odessa, and Mrs. Robert Stone, Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and other relaitves.

His son, Victor Davis, is in another state driving a truck on a long haul trip and had not been contacted Wednesday noon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending reaching him.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, February 27, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Esther (Modglin) Davis-Vossberg (Divorced); s/o Geo. W. Davis & Nannie (Armstrong) Davis per death certificate

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Horace Davis Rites Friday

Funeral services for Horace Davis, 75, retired farmer, who died Wednesday, will be held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Surviving are a son, Victor Davis, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Mike Atkinson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Virgie Farmer, Odessa, and Mrs. Robert Stone, Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Odell Templeton, Jack Holloway, H. O. Valentine, Dub Graves, Jim Cobb and Dudley Betterton.

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Horace Davis Services Held

Final rites for Horace Davis, 75, retired farmer, were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Roberts, pastor of the Westside Baptist church.

Davis died Wednesday.

Surviving are a son, Victor Davis, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Mike Atkinson, Las Vegas, Nev.; Mrs. Virgie Farmer, Odessa, and Mrs. Robert Stone, Grand Prairie; four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Odell Templeton, Jack Holloway, H. O. Valentine, Dub Graves, Jim Cobb and Dudley Betterson.

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Gust Vossberg
Aug 18, 1885 - Dec 23, 1957

Gust Vossberg Rites Tuesday

Funeral services for Gust Vossberg, 72, retired carpenter, East Ninth avenue, who died in Memorial hospital Monday, were held from the Corley Chapel Tuesday at 10:30 a. m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. William J. Moore, pastor of the West Side Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; a son, Victor Davis, Corsicana; three daughters, Mrs. Virgie Farmer and Mrs. Ruby Adkinson both of Odessa, and Mrs. Vay Stone, Dallas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Tom Davis, Bobby Davis, Jerry Davis, Robert Holloway, Don Massey and Robert Arnold.

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Robert Dudley Spruill
Jul 6, 1904 - Sep 28, 1974

Robert Spruill

Funeral services will be at 3:30 Sunday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Robert (Bob) Spruill, 70, resident of 307 W. Seventh Ave., who died Saturday at Memorial Hospital.

He was a resident of Corsicana 65 years and a retired oil field worker.

Rev. Eugene Wood will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include two sisters, Ina Cruse and Mrs. Joe Farmer both of Corsicana; and a number of nieces and nephews. Nephews will be pallbearers.

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Robert Leslie Spruill
B&D Feb 26, 1940

Infant Died Early Tuesday Morning; Burial Zion’s Rest

The infant son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D Spruill, died at the P. and S. Hospital at an early hour Tuesday morning.

Funeral rites were held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Zion’s Rest cemetery.

Surviving are his parents.

Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Maureen Abrams
Aug 27, 1926 - Aug 28, 1926

Infant Died Early Saturday Morning

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Abrams died at an early hour Saturday morning and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery late Saturday afternoon.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, August 28, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Arthur Alvin Abrams and Undine (Purifoy) Abrams (both died in California) (granddaughter of Henry Osburn Purifoy & Margaret Ellen (Albritton) Purifoy)

INFANT SON Woods
Jun 19, 1926 - Jul 29, 1926

INFANT SON DIED THURSDAY EVENING; FUNERAL ON FRIDAY

The six week’s old son of Mr. and Mrs. N. B. Woods, Corsicana, route 3, near Richland, died Thursday evening at 7 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Friday afternoon at no 4 o’clock.

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William Herbert Hicks
Aug 17, 1902 - Nov 19, 1926

CORSICANA DRILLER KILLED FRIDAY NIGHT NEAR GAINESVILLE

ACCIDENT OCCURS WHILE W. H. HICKS IS WORKING AT WELL

By Associated Press.

Gainesville, Texas, Nov. 19.—W. H. Hicks, 25, of Corsicana, was killed here last night by the breaking of a heavy steel brake hand on a rotary drilling outfit. He was thrown against a derrick with such force that he was almost decapitated.

He is survived by his widow and two small children. Hicks father was burned to death at Corsicana May 9, 1923.

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Acts of Kindness Are Appreciated

The wife, mother and family of Wm. Herbert Hicks, son of Mrs. J. B. Miller, of this city, who met accidental death in the oil fields near Gainesville last Friday, and whose funeral was held here Monday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery, wish to express their sincere appreciation to the many friends of the deceased and his family for their acts of kindness during their sorrow and for the many beautiful floral offerings.

The pall bearers were D. L. Kelly, Johnny Kennon, Mr. Mace, John Turner, Bill Tensley, John Vickers, Tommie Brown and Frank Farrar and were friends he had worked with during his life. The funeral services were conducted from the home of his mother and were in charge of the Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

Deceased is survived by his wife and two sons, W. H. Jr., aged six years, and Robert Auston aged four years; three sisters, Mrs. J. H. Vandiver, Ms. L. R. Kendrick and Mrs. J. F. Tucker. Out of town relatives who were here for the funeral included Mrs. L. E. Riley, Mrs. O. B. Butler, Mrs. F. E. Hodges, Mrs. Henry Harrison, Rufus O’Neil, Mrs. R. W. Spearman, Mrs. Harris.

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Jane Johnston
Mar 20, 1924 - Feb 14, 1926

LITTLE CHILD DIED SUNDAY AFTERNOON; FUNERAL MONDAY

Funeral services for Little Jane Johnson, aged one year, ten months and twenty-four days, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Johnson, 722 South Eighteenth street, were held this afternoon with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The little child died Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Jesse P. Sewell, pastor of the Church of Christ.

Mr. Johnson is connect with the Drane and McKee company.

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Martha Adelia (Laverty) Carroll
Mar 12, 1839 - Oct 21, 1926

PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY DIED NEAR EMHOUSE

Funeral services for Mrs. Delia Carroll, aged 87 years, who died at at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Gibson Benton of Emhouse at 11:40 o’clock Thursday morning, will be held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery in Corsicana.

She was born in Alabama but has been a resident of Texas for more than fifty years.

Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Gibson Benton of Emhouse; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Vance and Mrs. M. J. Williams, both of Corsicana; three brothers, Arthur Laverty, Corsicana; Mack Laverty, Queen City; Jim Laverty, Carlsbad.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, October 22, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Rossen Carroll; d/o Edward A. Laverty & Minerva T. “Minnie” (Veal) Laverty (Minnie is buried at Hamilton Beeman cemetery)

Daisy Pickens (Carroll) Benton
Oct 15, 1872 - Jan 26, 1942

MRS. E. G. BENTON DIED AT EMHOUSE; BE BURIED CORSICANA

Mrs. E. G. Benton, aged 69 years, died at her home in Emhouse Monday.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Van Morrison, Methodist minister of Weatherford.

Surviving are her husband of Emhouse, three daughters, Mrs. Idelia Collins, Arlington; Mrs. Zadda Dell Shropshire, Alvarado, and Mrs. LaBess Spruiell, Emhouse; two sons, Clifton Benton, Emhouse, and Worth Benton, Alma; three grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Pete Harville, Fred Beard, C. O. Durington, Arthur Caldwell, Arthur Elliott, Dexter Hamilton and Pat Geraughty.

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Elijah Gipson Benton
Jun. 25, 1870 - Oct. 26, 1956

Traffic Victim Services Sunday

Funeral services for E. Gibson Benton, 86, Emhouse retired farmer, fatally injured Friday at 2:15 p.m. at a grade crossing at Emhouse, were held from the McCammon Chapel Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. William O. Ramsey, pastor of the Emhouse Methodist Church of which he was a member and former Sunday School teacher.

Benton was dead on arrival at Memorial Hospital after his 1941 Ford was struck by a northbound Rock Island Lines freight train at the grade crossing on the main street of Emhouse. Highway Patrolman Ralph Reed and Deputy Sheriff Dick Salter investigated. The officers said that Benton was traveling in a westerly direction at the time of the accident.

This is the sixteenth traffic fatality in Navarro County in 1956.

Benton was born in Cryer Creek and had resided on a farm near Emhouse for more than 50 years.

Surviving are two sons, C. G. Benton, Emhouse, and Worth Benton, Alma; three daughters, Mrs. LaBess Spruill, Emhouse; Mrs. Sam Collins, Arlington, and Mrs. Clayton Schopshire, Alvarado; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Pike, Route 2, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were Doyle Collins, Charlie Joe Armstrong, Stokes Armstron, Marvin Shows, Joel Allen and John Gillen.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, October 29, 1956
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Daisy Pickens (Carroll) Benton; s/o Thomas Hart Benton & Susanna Louise "Susie" (Price) Benton [bur at Cryer Creek Cemetery]

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