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Mary Ann (Clark) Sharp
Jan 16, 1890 - Jul 16, 1925

MRS. MARY SHARP DIED EARLY TODAY HOME IN STREETMAN

Mrs. Mary Sharp, aged 35 years, wife of R. B. Sharp, died at the family home in Streetman this morning at 1:17 o’clock and the remains will be interred in the Birdston cemetery this afternoon at 3 o’clock. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Parnell, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Streetman. One child, Alice, aged five years, survives the deceased.

Three brothers D. W. and C. L. Clark of Streetman and Joe Clark of Corsicana, also survives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, July 16, 1925
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Rufus Bernard Sharp married Dec. 14, 1913; d/o Joseph Lee “Joe” Clark & Mary Angeline “Angie” (Steele) Clark

Frances E. (Hendley) Steele
May 2, 1850 - Jul 20, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY

MRS. FRANCES E. STEELE DIED IN DALLAS; BURIED NEAR STREETMAN

Mrs. Frances E. Steele, aged 76 years, and native Texan, died in Dallas at 2 o’clock Tuesday morning and the funeral services were held at the cemetery near Streetman Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment near the place of her residence there for many years. Deceased was the widow of the late Robert Steele, a prominent South Navarro county citizen for a long period.

Mrs. Steele was a native of Texas having been born at Palestine on May 2, 1850, thus being a little more than 76 years of age. She had been a resident of Navarro county for sixty years, and was well known to a large number of people in Navarro county, especially among the older residents.

She is survived by five children and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren and other relatives. The children who survive are as follows: R. H. Steele, Ralph Steele, Leslie Steele, all of Dallas; J. R. Steele of Corsicana and Mrs. J. M. Webb of Kerens.

Mrs. Steele had been ill for the past two months. The remains were brought to Corsicana over the Southern Pacific at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning and transferred to the Trinity and Brazos Valley and taken to Streetman where burial occurred in the cemetery near that town at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

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Hazel Elizabeth (Moles) Burleson
Oct 5, 1892 - Feb 22, 1926

STREETMAN WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL HERE EARLY MONDAY

Mrs. Hazel Burleson, aged 33 years, died at the County Hospital at 2:15 o’clock Monday morning and the remains were interred in the Birdston cemetery Monday afternoon. The deceased lived in the Streetman community.

The deceased is survived by her husband, S. A. Burleson and other relatives.

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Lizzie Ordelia (Edwards) Moles
Nov 8, 1869 - May 8, 1941

MRS. LIZZIE MOLES DIED AT EUREKA; IS BURIED AT BIRDSTON

Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie O. Moles, aged 71 years, who died at Eureka Thursday morning at 9 o’clock were held at the Birdston cemetery Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock, where interment was made. She had resided in the Eureka community for 27 years.

The rites were conducted by Rev. George G. Smith.

Surviving are seven children, Dave Moles, Troup; E. E. Moles, Cosicana; M. J. Moles, Dallas; Calvin Moles, Eureka; Ms. J. C. Hardy, Dallas; Margueret Burleson and Mrs. W. D. Pillans, both of Streetman; 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

L. B. Bonner & Company directed the arrangements.

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Calvin Ellis Moles
Jul 19, 1904 - Oct 16, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. E. MOLES AT EUREKA ON FRIDAY

Funeral services for C. E. Moles, age 37, who died at the P. and S. Hospital Thursday night, were held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Eureka cemetery where interment was made. The rites were conducted by Rev. George Smith, Methodist minister.

Mr. Moles had been a resident of the Eureka community about 25 years and was a prominent farmer.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Katherine, Eureka; three brothers, M. I. Moles, Dallas; David Moles, Troup; Everett Moles, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Hardy, Mesquite; Mrs. H. W. Chandler, Eureka, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Will Farris, Will Pillans, Gordon Burleson, Melvin Collum, Ernest Fullwood and Olin Castles.

L. B. Bonner and Company directed the arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, October 17, 1841
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Ethylene (Mock) Moles per daughter’s birth record; s/o David Calvin Moles & Lizzie Ordelia (Edwards) Moles

     

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TECHNICIAN LOCAL HOSPITAL DISCOVERS AN UNUSUAL DISEASE

Discovery of anthrax affecting a patient last week by Miss Dorothy Hopf, technician of the P. and S. Hospital, is an unusual and seldom reported accomplishment, medical circles have stated, Anthrax, a disease frequently found in livestock, occasionally develops in man. Only two or three cases have been known in Navarro county’s history.

The discovery of the type of disease before death is the unusual thing, it was stated by physicians, although after death it is a simple matter. Because of the rare occurrence of the infection, few physicians have seen a case.

How the infection causing the death of C. E. Moles of Eureka resulted is a matter of conjecture, but the germ can live in the ground for some 20 years, and the handling of grass, straw, etc., growing on the infected terrain can cause the disease to be transmitted to man or animal.

Anthrax is known to have been among cattle in the Eureka community in the past, it was stated.

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Donald Wayne Bailey
Jun 12, 1946 - Oct 22, 1961

Donald Bailey Rites Tuesday

Donald Bailey, 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Jay Bailey, 508 South Peach Street, Tyler, a native of Corsicana, died suddenly Sunday at Tyler.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from the Burke-Walker-Trippett Chapel with graveside rites schelduled at Hamilton cemetery Tuesday at 2 p.m.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Ewell Humphries and Rev. S. D. Quattlebaum.

A native of Corsicana, the youth was a sophomore in John Tyler High School and a member of the band. He was a member of the Friendly Baptist church.

Surviving are the parents, a brother, Gregory Bailey, and a sister, Suzanne Bailey, all of Tyler; and grandparents, Mrs. J. A. Bailey, Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Canant, Tyler.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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James Albert Bailey
Feb. 23, 1888 - Jun. 19, 1951

Angus Man Found Dead In Hayloft

James. Albert Bailey, 63, was found dead in the hayloft of a barn on the Allen Edens farm about a mile ease of Angus shortly before noon Tuesday.

Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, returned a verdict of death by hanging—suicide. The justice said Bailey apparently had tied a rope about his neck and then jumped off a bale of hay. He was found by his wife after she became concerned when he did not return to the house after saying he was going to a lower field. Judge Sheppard stated on his return from Angus early Tuesday afternoon. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; three daughters, Mrs. George Martin, Angus; Mrs. Eunice Russell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Randall Tinkle, Emhouse; three sons, O. D. Bailey, Corsicana; Albert Bailey, Goldsmith, and Olen Bailey, Odessa, and other relatives.

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J. A. Bailey Rites Held Wednesday

Funeral services for James Albert Bailey, 63, Angus farmer, were to be held at 4 p. m. Wednesday from the Corley Chapel. Burial is to be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites were to be conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Millard B. Box, pastor of the Memorial Baptist Church.

Bailey’s body was discovered in a hayloft by his wife shortly before noon Tuesday.

Judge J. W. Sheppard, justice of the peace, returned a verdict of suicide following an investigation. He said Bailey apparently tied a rope about his neck and jumped from a bale of hay.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; three daughters, Mrs. George Martin, Angus; Mrs. Buford Russell, Corsicana, and Mrs. Randall Tinkle, Emhouse; three sons, O. D. Bailey, Corsicana; A. J. Bailey, Goldsmith, and Olen Bailey, Odessa; mother, Mrs. S. E. Bailey, Harlingen; a sister, Mrs. L. Y. Stewart, Harlingen; a brother, Roy Bailey, Houston; 12 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers are to be Olen C. Bonner, Lowell L. Bonner, Chester Bonner, Clarence Bonner, Lawrence Bonner, Lonnie Bonner and R. L. Cox.

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Susan Abigail “Abbie” (Cox) Bailey
Feb 09, 1884 - Jan 08, 1965

Mrs. Bailey Rites Sunday

Mrs. Abbie Bailey, 80, native of Lufkin, Retreat resident, died in the Navarro Clinic Friday night.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. B. J. Ferguson, pastor of the Memorial Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, Olen E. Bailey, Fort Worth; O. D. Bailey, Corsicana, and Albert J. Bailey, Tyler; three daughters, Mrs. George Martin, Angus; Mrs. Randall Tinkle, Grand Prairie, and Mrs. Buford Russell, Retreat; 18 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. D. L. Bonner, Angus, and Miss Lizzie Cox, Corsicana, and other relatives.

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Ernest Wade Braly
Dec 16, 1899 - Dec 22, 1975

Ernest Braly

Funeral services were to be at 2:30 p.m. today at the Corley Funeral Chapel for Ernest Braly, 76, of Corsicana, who died yesterday in Melhaven Convalescent Home. The Rev.
David Hale was to officiate. Burial was to be in Oakwood cemetery.

A native of Cherokee County, he had lived in Corsicana for 40 years. He was a retired hotel clerk and a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ernest Braly of Corsicana; and two sisters, Mrs. Florence Welch of Corsicana and Mrs. Billie Reed of Bullard.

Grandsons will be pallbearers.

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Eva Louise "Lou" (Wiggins) Trull-Putman
Jan 16, 1925 - Jan 29, 2017

Obituary for Louise Putman
Louise Putman, 92 of the Navarro Mills Community passed away on Sunday morning, January 29, 2017 in Waxahachie. She was born January 16, 1925 in Maypearl, Texas to George Washington Wiggins and Ola Mae Berry Wiggins. She was one of eleven children. Louise was baptized in 1961 and she attended First Methodist Church in Dawson. She enjoyed flowers, gardening and baking pies and cakes. She loved to cook meals for those who came to visit. In her younger years in school she played basketball.
She is preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband Clark Putman; son, Donald Gene Trull and wife Janice; grandchildren, Tammi Burris and husband Kirk and Terri Scott and husband James; great grandchildren, Amanda, Owen, Levi and Scott. She is also survived by many more family and friends.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Denny Burris officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Ruth Elizabeth "Betty" (Baker) Whitener-Moore
May 6, 1923 - Feb 18, 2017

Obituary for Ruth Moore
Ruth Elizabeth "Betty" Moore, 93 of Blooming Grove peacefully passed away at her home on Saturday, February 18, 2017. She was born to Ray and Leona Baker in Stanberry, Missouri on May 6, 1923. Family and friends were her love and joy. She was a long time member of Westhill Church of Christ.
Ruth is preceded in death by two husbands, Ralph Whitener and Sidney Moore, two children, Don Whitener and Linda Mershawn; sisters, Jean Durnell, Ruby Goodnight and Mary Francis Baker and brother Ray Norris Baker. She is survived by her brother, Richard Baker and wife Judy; son and daughter in law, Ray and Nita Whitener; grandchildren Jon and Sherri Mershawn, Chris and Jerri Whitener, Jimmy Simpson, Haley and Joe Taylor, Amanda and Zack Carver, Pattie Freeman, Hillary and Chris Hutto; great grandchildren, Megan, Zachary, Jarod, William, Toby, Dallas, Payton, Mikey, Matt and Noah and two great great grandchildren, Rhyker and Bella. Ruth is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Visitation will be Wednesday, February 22, 2017 from 10:30 - 12:00 noon in the chapel at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home with funeral service following at 12:00 noon with Steve Putman officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jon Mershawn, Chris Whitener, Zack Carver, Chris Hutto, Tommy Jenkins and Jim Bess.

Ruth proudly served in the Army in World War II and requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Meals on Wheels and or The Food Pantry.
 

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Teddy Glenn Warren
Aug 17, 1936 - Feb 11, 2017
 
Obituary for Ted Warren

"Ted" Warren passed from this life on February 11th, 2017 at the age of 80. He was born August 17th 1936 and was a life long resident of Corsicana and married to the love of his life, Wanza, for 60 years. He is survived by her and their three children Terry Warren, Connie Hickman and husband, Ron Hickman, Debbie Warren and husband, Tom Gridley. His grandchildren are Ryan Null, Mark Mayfield and wife, Jaclyn, Jordyn Hickman, and Todd Warren, as well as great-grandson Hayes Mayfield. Ted was a family man above all and had a deep and abiding love for his family.

Ted came from a large family and had an extended family of cousins, nieces, and nephews and had a close relationship with nephew Charles Warren. Ted was preceded in death by his parents and five brothers.

Ted was a graduate of Baylor University Class of 1979.

Ted lived a long and happy life. He loved God and his country and was a dedicated public servant, serving in the United States Air Force before joining the Corsicana Police Department where he worked for years as an officer and detective before retirement. After retirement from the Police Department he was appointed Director of Adult Probation of Navarro County by the late Judge Buck Douglas.

As a young man Ted developed a passion for the cowboy life, riding bulls, and loved the land and preferred being outside, enjoying nature in God's country.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 3:00pm at Dresden Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Bro. Ed Straubing. Ceremonial honors will be conducted by the United States Air Force Honor Guard as well as the Navarro County Sheriff's Department Honor Guard.

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John Raymond "Johnny" Smithen
Sep 4, 1933 - Feb 9, 2017

 
Obituary for Johnny Smithen
Johnny Smithen, 83 of Corsicana, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 in Waxahachie, TX at Baylor Scoot and White Hospital. He was born in Blooming Grove, Texas to H. C. Smithen and Myrtle Walker Smithen on September 4, 1933. He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1951. Johnny loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing and playing Domino's with his friends until the last several years when his health started to decline. Johnny served as a Deacon at the Roane Baptist Church until his health made it difficult for him to attend.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Marie Taylor and brother H.C. Smithen Jr. Johnny is survived by his children; Brenda Smithen and Tami Smithen Lineberger. Grandchildren; Misty Glass, Jessica Manley, John Paul Lineberger and Lucas Lineberger. Great grandson Griffin Glass. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be Sunday afternoon from 3 - 5pm at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be Monday, February 13, 2017 at 11am in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott McCreary, Mike Hudson, Ken Cook, Gary Brown, T.J. Burkholder and Johnny Taylor. Burial will be at Dresden Cemetery.

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Ethel Beatrice (Williams) McAdams-Dortch-Coley
May 20, 1926 - Dec 23, 2016

 
Ethel Beatrice Williams Coley, 90, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at Heritage Oaks Retirement Village in Corsicana. She was born on May 20, 1926 in Blooming Grove to John Robert and Bessie Bell Renfro Williams.
She was a true Christian lady, and was a devoted member of Wesley United Methodist Church for the past 65 years. She was the most kind-hearted selfless women who was devoted to her family and friends. She will be welcomed into heaven by her loving Lord and the Navarro Mills Camping Family aka The Wild Bunch.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Horace McAdams; parents and brother, Bobby Williams.
She is survived by her son, John McAdams of Corsicana; daughter, Susie McGinnis and husband Matt of Corsicana; grandchildren, Jason Purifoy and wife Chelsea of Sugarland, Jeanna Morgan of Houston, Jennifer McGinnis of Corsicana, and Wesley McGinnis of Corsicana; great grandchildren, Jack and Colin Purifoy of Sugarland and Landon McGinnis of Corsicana; sister-in-law, Betty Williams of Monahans, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2016 at Resthaven Memorial Park with the Rev. Kevin Diggs officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Alzheimer's Association.

Notes:

  • Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, December 24, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Horace Junior McAdams (buried in Dresden Cem) and (2) Luther Miller Dortch (Killed on Okinawa, WWII) & (3) Doil Coley; d/o John Robert Williams & Bessie Bell (Renfro) Williams

Van Evary Thomas
Oct 9, 1942 - Dec 21, 2016

Van E. Thomas, 74, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016.
Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home. Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Mr. Van Evary Thomas, 74, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2016. He was born on October 9, 1942 in Purdon, TX to Irba and Ruby Thomas.

He was laid-back and loveable man who loved to hunt and spend time outdoors. He is remembered as a hard working man and retired from TXI after many years of employment. His sense of humor and smile will be dearly missed by all those who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Irba and Ruby Thomas.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Sandra Kay Thomas of Corsicana; daughter, Melissa Malcolm and husband Kevin of Corsicana; granddaughter, Anna Sloane Worley of Corsicana; grandson, Wyatt Fitzgerald of Corsicana; brother, Kenneth Thomas and wife Ann also of Corsicana; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 23, 2016 from 6pm to 8pm at Corley Funeral Home. Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.

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Ruby Doris (Griggs) Chrisman
July 2, 1930 - Dec 17, 2016

Doris Chrisman, a lifelong resident of Kerens, passed peacefully to her heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. She was born July 2, 1930, the youngest daughter of J. E. Griggs and Myrtle Josephine Wright Griggs.

Doris was born with a gift for bringing laughter wherever she went. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and made conversation and friends with all who crossed her path.

Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the many neighbors and friends who loved and watched over their Nana the past few years. Many thanks also to the staff of Heritage Oaks Assisted Living Facility and Family First Hospice for their compassion and exceptional care.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert Allen Chrisman and her son Mark Chrisman.

Doris is survived by two daughters, Kris Lockhart and husband Kevin, Karla Macke and husband Scott. She leaves three grandchildren, Lindsay Macke, Lane Borrello and husband Kyle, and Todd Lockhart and wife Bryanna. Doris has four great grandchildren, Pierce Dean, Derek Robert, Evan Elisabeth and Leighton Audra. She also leaves two brothers, Jack and Bill Griggs, both of Kerens.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Kerens with a Celebration of Life immediately following at 11 a.m. Mr. Jimmy Glenn and Bro. David LeFore will officiate and burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.
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Doris Chrisman, a lifelong resident of Kerens, passed peacefully to her heavenly Father on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016. She was born July 2, 1930, the youngest daughter of J.E. Griggs and Myrtle Josephine Wright Griggs.

Doris was born with a gift for bringing laughter wherever she went. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and made conversation and friends with all who crossed her path.

Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the many neighbors and friends who loved and watched over their Nana the past few years. Many thanks also to the staff of Heritage Oaks Assisted Living Facility and Family First Hospice for their compassion and exceptional care.

Doris was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Robert Allen Chrisman and her son Mark Chrisman.

Doris is survived by two daughters, Kris Lockhart and husband Kevin, Karla Macke and husband Scott. She leaves three grandchildren, Lindsay Macke, Lane Borrello and husband Kyle, and Todd Lockhart and wife Bryanna. Doris has four great grandchildren, Pierce Dean, Derek Robert, Evan Elisabeth and Leighton Audra. She also leaves two brothers, Jack and Bill Griggs, both of Kerens.

Visitation will be 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Kerens with a Celebration of Life immediately following at 11 a.m. Mr. Jimmy Glenn and Bro. David LeFore will officiate and burial will follow in the Kerens Cemetery. Memorials may be given to First Baptist Church of Kerens.

Arrangements by Paschal Funeral Home, Kerens.

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William Archie "Sonny Boy" McCarter
Nov 23, 1922 - Dec 17, 2016

William Archie "Sonny Boy" McCarter, age 94, passed away Dec. 17, 2016 due to complications of fibrosis and pneumonia.
Graveside service: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 21,2016 at Hopewell Cemetery in Navarro, Texas. Officiated by James Ater.
Memorials: in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Salvation Army of Corsicana, the Alzheimer's Association in memory of his wife Jean or the charity of your choice.
Archie was the oldest son of Charlie Holden McCarter and Lenora Vernon Moore McCarter and was born in Navarro on Nov. 23, 1922. Archie grew up in the Navarro Community and graduated from the former Navarro High School. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign in World War II. He was employed by the former Joslyn Manufacturing & Supply Co. for 38 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Jean; brother, Charles and his parents.
Archie is survived by his children, William "Bill" Archie McCarter Jr. and wife Paula of Austin, daughter, Lilla "Gayle" McCarter Lamers and husband Patrick of Fort Worth and son Charles "Charlie" Frederick McCarter and wife Christina of Rockwall; grandchildren, Rebecca McCarter Hunter of Seguin, Kacie Hunnicutt Russell of Fort Worth, Joshua McCarter of Atascadero, California, Rachel McCarter O'Leary of Buda and Joseph Hunnicutt of Crowley. He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren.

Arrangements by Laurel Land Funeral Home, 7100 Crowley Road.
Laurel Land Funeral Home
7100 Crowley Road, 817-293-1350

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Lorice Robbins
Nov 20, 1925 - Nov 17, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE GIRL IS HELD WEDNESDAY

Lorise Robbins, 11 months and 8 days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Robbins died at the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, November 17, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Brady Fester/Foster Robbins & Mary Elizabeth (Rogers) Robbins

Georgia (Bates) Frazier-Wolfe
Sep 26, 1869 - May 20, 1948

GEORGIA B. WOLFE FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Bates Wolfe, aged 78 years, who died at Angus Thursday afternoon, were held Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. L. L. Thornton of Temple and Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, Corsicana.

Born Sep. 26, 1869, in Fannin county, Mrs. Wolfe had been a long-time member of the Baptist church.

Surviving are three sons, E. E. Frazier, Dickson; Henry Frazier, Angus, and Ike Frazier, Timpson; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Brown, Temple; Ms., C. E. Gillen, Angus, and Mrs. W. D. Gilliam, Trinidad; three sisters, Mrs. D. N. Green, Rice; Mrs. J. L. Pyle and Mrs. W. P. Pharis, both of Seminole, Texas; a brother, C. W. Bates, Rice; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Henry Bennett and Mrs. Tom Milam, both of Coolidge, and Mrs. Laird, Mexia; 26 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Earl and Willie Muriel Gillen, Arve; and Jack Gilliam, Marion Brown and George Bruce Gillen.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, May 21, 1948
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Isaac Thomas “Ike” Frazier married Jan. 2, 1873 2nd husband assumed John J. Wolfe; d/o William Marion Bates & Laura Ann (Worthington) Bates

Isaac Thomas “Ike” Frazier
Feb 18, 1853 - Feb 17, 1926

AGED RESIDENT OF ANGUS COMMUNITY DIED ON THURSDAY

Isaac Thomas Frazier aged 72 years, died at his home in the Angus community Thursday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock and the remains were interred Friday afternoon in the Hamilton cemetery.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, January 15, 1926 - Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Susie A. (Ussery/Ussary) Frazier married Jan. 2, 1873 2nd wife Georgia (Bates) Frazier-Wolfe married Jan. 2, 1873; s/o Isaac Daughty Frazier & Angeline Julia (Hunt) Frazier

Bessie Elizabeth (Frazier) Gillen
Dec 16, 1891 - Jun 20, 1974

Mrs. Gillen

Funeral services for Mrs. Bessie Gillen, 82, will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Corley Funeral Home, Revs. Walter Rose and Leroy Kipp officiating.

Burial will be at Hamilton Cemetery. A native of Dawson and former Corsicana resident who lived in Houston the past 10 years, Ms. Gillen died Thursday in Houston. She was a member of Memorial Baptist Church there.

Survivors include three sons, Thomas Earl Gillen of Richardson, Willie M. Gillen of Corsicana; and George B. Gillen of Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lee Bradford of Houston; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a brother, Emmett E. Frazier of Long Branch, a sister, Ms. Deedie Gilliam of Houston; plus a number of nieces and nephews.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, June 21, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Clarence Earl Gillen married Mar. 14, 1915; d/o Isaac Thomas “Ike” Frazier & Georgia (Bates) Frazier-Wolfe

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Mrs. Gillen

Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. Bessie Gillen, 82, of Houston who died Thursday in Houston.

Burial was at Hamilton Cemetery.

Survivors include three sons, a daughter, nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Grandsons were pallbearers.

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Clarence Earl Gillen
Jun 23, 1895 - Aug 23, 1963

Blood Donors Requested For Angus Resident

Clarence E. Gillen of Angus, Leukemia patient in the Gaston Hospital in Dallas for several weeks, need blood donors for replacements, according to relatives He has used more than 40 pints and replacements are badly needed.

Donors can give blood at Memorial Hospital here Mondays through Fridays from 1 to 4 p.m. for transfer to Dallas.

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Angus Farmer Dies In Dallas

C. E. Gillen, 68, retired farmer, resident of Angus 30 years, died in Dallas Thursday night.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Hamilton Cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Gill Grimes, pastor of the Angus Baptist church.

Surviving are his wife of Angus; three sons, Thomas Earl Gillen, Richardson; Willie Meriel Gillen, Houston, and George B. Gillen, Waco; a daughter, Mrs. Anna Lee Bradford, Houston; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Buster Gillen, Dallas, and Smith Gillen, Levelland; five sisters, Mrs. Jean Grimes, Houston; Mrs. Margie Gideon, Mrs. Emma Billingsley and Mrs. Pat Murphy, all of Luling, and Mrs. Susie Martin, Blooming Grove, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Walter Stewart, Burt Jones, Charles Lennon, Frank Wilson, Jess Young and W. A. Earley.

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Laura Ann (Worthington) Bates
Dec 10, 1852 - May 29, 1927

MRS. LAURA BATES DIED SUNDAY AND BURIED MONDAY

Mrs. Laura A. Bates, aged 74 years, died in the Hamilton community Sunday afternoon and the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

One son, one daughter and other relatives survive.

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In Loving Remembrance.

The Death Angel visited the home of Mrs. D. N. Green of Hopewell and claimed their dear mother, Mrs. L. A. Bates. She leaves to mourn her loss, seven children and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and friends.

The children are as follows: T. S. Bates of Angus, C. W. Bates of Chatfield, Mrs. D. N. Green of Hopewell, Mrs. I. T. Frazier of Corsicana, Mrs. Willie Fair of Hopewell, Mrs. W. P. Pharis of Burkburnett, Mrs. R. J. Moseley of Crockett.

Mrs. Bates was 74 years old, born and reared in Texas. She was laid to rest in the Hamilton cemetery to await the Resurrection morn.

Weep not for her dear loved ones for she is not dead but asleep in Jesus.

We miss the from our home, dear mother,
We miss thee from thy place.
A shadow o’er our life is cast;
We miss the sunshine of thy face.
We miss thy kind and willing hand
Thy fond and earnest care.
Our home is dark without thee,
We miss thee everywhere.
Dearest, mother, she has left us
And our loss we deeply feel;
But to God that has bereft us
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled
When in Heaven in joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed.
We have lost our darling mother,
She has bid us all adieu
She has gone to live in Heaven
And her form is lost to view,
Oh, that dear one, how we loved her
Oh, how hard to give her up,
But an angel came down for her
And removed her from our flock,
‘Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound the heart;
‘Tis hard, so hard to speak the words—
Must we forever part?
Dearest loved one, we must lay thee
In the peaceful grave’s embrace,
But thy memory will be cherished
Till we see thy heavenly face.
Farewell dear, but not forever,
There will be a glorious dawn
We shall meet to part, no never
On the Resurrection morn,
Darling mother, she has left us
Left us yes forever more,
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore.

Written by her granddaughter, Mrs. Nettie Pyle, 412 South Thirteenth Street, City.

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MRS. LAURA BATES DIED SUNDAY AND BURIED MONDAY

Mrs. Laura A. Bates, aged 74 years, died in the Hamilton community Sunday afternoon and the funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

One son, one daughter, and other relatives survive.

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Billie Jean (Cumpston) Pullin
Mar 12, 1929 - Jan 28, 2017
 
Billie Pullin, of Blooming Grove, Texas, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2017 in Corsicana at the age of 87. She was born in Blooming Grove, Texas on March 12, 1929 to Frank and Pearl Compston [sic]. Billie is preceded in death by her husband Gerald (Buddy) Pullin and daughter Brenda Gail Pullin. She is survived by her son Gerald Michael Pullin of Blooming Grove and grandchildren Jeremy Michael Pullin and Amanda Mitchell [sic] Pullin.

Visitation will be Monday evening at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home from 6 - 8pm. Graveside services will be Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11am at Rose Hill Cemetery.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o Gerald Boyd "Buddy" Pullin; d/o William Frank Cumpston & Addie Pearl (Griffin) Cumpston
  • Granddaughter is Amanda Michelle Pullin

Mary Erline (Adkins) Pierce
Mar 30, 1930 - Feb 24, 2017
 
Obituary for Mary Pierce

Mary Earlene Pierce passed peacefully into the arms of her Lord and Savior on February 24, 2017 in Arlington. Born to Nathan Lafayette and Thelma Odessa Adkins on March 20, 1930 in Purdon, Texas; she lived 86 years, 11 months and 4 days. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband - Forrest Pierce, her brother – Homer Edger Adkins, and her son - Larry Pierce.
She is survived by sons Jerry Pierce and wife Vicky, and Kenney Pierce; 6 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the medical research of your choice.

Notes:

  • Submitted by Polly Winn
  • w/o Forest Neal Pierce; d/o Nathaniel Lafayette Adkins & Thelma Odessa (McNabb) Adkins
  • Dresden Cemetery, Dresden, Navarro Co., TX

Ann (Odom) Powell
May 7, 1880 - Dec 28, 1945

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. ANNIE POWELL HELD ON SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Powell, aged 65, years, wife of G. B. Powell, who died at the family residence, 639 North Thirteenth street early Friday were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the McCammon Funeral Chapel. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, of which Mrs. Powell had been a long-time member, assisted by Rev. O. W. Milburn.

A native of Walker county, Mrs. Powell had lived in Corsicana for 40 years.

Surviving are her husband, a son, Clarence Powell, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Dick Cleveland, San Antonio; two brothers, Oscar and Claude Odom, both of Corsicana, and two sisters, Mrs. O. W. Milburn, Tehuacana, and Mrs. G. A. Tardy, Floydada, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Beamon, Beaton Owen, John Blair, Oren Pickering, Judge A. E. Foster and C. R. Bellringer.

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George B. Powell
Mar 11, 1874 - Jan 16, 1951

G. B. Powell Dies Tuesday Morning

G. B. Powell, 76, native of Milam county, long-time Navarro county resident, died at 629 North Thirteenth street Tuesday morning.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending advices from his daughter, Ms. Dick Cleveland of San Antonio, now in New York. The services will be held from the McCammon Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites are to be conducted by Rev. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church; Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, and Rev. O. W. Milburn, Tehuacana, a brother-in-law of Powell.

Surviving are a son, Clarence Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Cleveland; three brothers, C. M. Powell, Jefferson; Rube Powell, Keller, and Walter Powell, Buckholtz; two sisters, Mrs. Berta Caddell, Rogers, and Mrs. Sallie McDonald, Cameron, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Rufus Pevehouse, Jack Megarity, O. O. Pickering, Rev. C. O. Gunther, John Blair, Dick Owen, W. H. Stewart and Frank Chapman, Sr.

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G. B. Powell Rites Held Thursday

Funeral services for G. B. Powell, 76, who died Tuesday, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Powell, a native of Milam county, had resided in Navarro county most of his life.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Cecil Taylor, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church; Rev. Obie Barton, pastor of the Fellowship Baptist church, and Rev. C. O. Gunter, Methodist minister.

Surviving are a son, Clarence Powell; a daughter, Mrs. Cleveland; three brothers, C. M. Powell, Jefferson; Rube Powell, Keller, and Walter Powell, Buckholtz; two sisters, Mrs. Berta Caddell, Rogers, and Mrs. Sallie McDonald, Cameron, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Rufus Pevehouse, Jack Megarity, O. O. Pickering, Rev. C. O. Gunther, John Blair, Dick Owen, W. H. Stewart and Frank Chapman, Sr.

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Samuel E. Latta
May 9, 1862 - Sep 4, 1940

S. E. LATTA DIED WEDNESDAY NIGHT; BURIAL LATE TODAY

S. E. Latta, aged 73 years, died at his home in the Angus community Wednesday night at 11 o’clock. He had resided at Angus practically all of his life.

Funeral services will be held from the Sutherland-McCammon Chapel Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Finis Hodge, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. A. F. Peacock, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Mr. Latta had resided on the same farm in the Angus community for more than 55 years, and was known over a wide sector in that part of the county, as a man of unimpeachable integrity and interested in the good of his community and his fellowman. He was preceded in death only a few months by his brother, Ezra Latta, the two having been known as outstanding citizens in their community for many years.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR S. E. LATTA ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for S. E. Latta, aged 78 years, pioneer resident of Angus, who died Wednesday night, were held Thursday afternoon at 5 o’clock from the Sutherland-McCammon chapel. The rites were conducted by Rev. Finis Hodge, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church. Burial was in Hamilton cemetery.

Mr. Latta had resided on the same farm in the Angus community for the past 65 years.

Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Nettie Peacock, Dallas, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Ezra M. Latta
Nov 12, 1860 - Jul 8, 1938

E. M. LATTA DIED AT ANGUS FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

E. M. Latta, 77, a native Texan and resident of Angus practically all his life, died at the family home at Angus Friday afternoon and funeral services were held at 4 o’clock Saturday afternoon with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are one brother, S. E. Latta, Angus; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Peacock of Dallas, and several nieces and nephews.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral home had charge of arrangements.

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Robert Charles Allen Ashcraft
Feb 12, 1853 - Sep 21, 1926

PIONEER BAPTIST MINISTER DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

REV. R. C. A. ASHCRAFT HAD HELD PASTORATES IN MANY PLACES

Rev. R. C. A. Ashcraft, retired Baptist minister, aged 73 years, died at the residence of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Smalling, 2108 West Fourth avenue Tuesday evening at 7:50 o’clock and the remains were interred in Hamilton cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. Smalling at 3 o’clock and interment was made at 4 o’clock.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church; Rev. R. B. Key, and other ministers of the denomination.

Rev. Ashcraft is survived by his wife, five sons, W. R. Ashcraft, Prairie Hill; J. W. Ashcraft, Corsicana; C. K. Ashcraft, Talpa, Texas; J. A. Ashcraft, Fort Worth; Charles F. Ashcraft, Bryan; three daughters, Mrs. Ida Kirkland, Corsicana; Mrs. Maud Smalling, Talpha; Mrs. Cora Smalling, Corsicana.

The deceased was born in Alabama and came to Texas thirty-five years ago. He has resided in Corsicana for twenty years. He entered the ministry forty-five years ago and retired two years ago.

Among the pastorates held by Rev. Mr. Ashcraft were Hubbard, Kaufman, Mexia, Whitesboro, Coleman, Corsicana and Bremond, and also in Henderson, Limestone, Freestone, Anderson and Ellis counties.

He was widely known in Baptist circles of Texas.

Rev. Mr. Ashcraft had been ill for some time.

Active pallbearers were Rev. W. H. Day, Rice, Rev. N. J. Parnell, Corsicana; Rev. Mr. Ryburn, Streetman; Rev. Jerry Archer, Rev. Mr. Carraway, and Rev. W. Z. Corbin, Blooming Grove.

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William Callaway Farmer
Jun 2, 1891 - Jan 5, 1929

Purdon Man Died There Saturday

PURDON, Jan. 12.—William Callaway Farmer, aged 37 years, died at his home here Saturday with typhoid-pneumonia and the funeral was held at the Purdon Methodist church Sunday. He had resided in this community for several years.

Surviving are his wife and two children.

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IN LOVING REMEMBRANCE OF WILLIAM CALAWAY FARMER.

On the morning of January 5, 1929 God’s death angel came down in our midst and took away in his snowy white arms the spirit of our darling William Calaway Farmer. Calaway was 37 years, 7 months and 3 days of age. He had been sick but a short time with that dreaded disease typhoid pneumonia, when God in his never-failing wisdom saw it best to call him home out of his sufferings and—Oh, how he had suffered—none knew better than those who stood by his bedside and so tenderly nursed and cared for him during his illness. All that tender, loving care, 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 awfully hard it was to give him up, none can know but those who have passed under the same rod. We know that God has promised in his holy word that He will not put a burden upon us too heavy for us to bear and if we did not know it were so and that we could ever rely upon His sustaining grace in 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.”

Calaway was a member of the Methodist church, having been converted in very early manhood, at which time he united with the church.

He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, two children, his mother and father, two brothers and three sisters, and others who loved him so well. He was laid to rest in the Dresden cemetery Sunday afternoon, January 6th amid a host of sorrowing friends and loved ones.

Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Cox of Purdon. Many beautiful flowers were placed on his grave, all evidence of 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 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 twilight,
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’m thinking so sadly
Of the days so joyous and free.
It is then I’m nearest my darling,
And it brings comfort to me.

Written by a friend,

ETHEL TADLOCK.

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William L. "Oscar" Hall
Mar 8, 1864 - May 14, 1929

DIED NEAR DAWSON

DAWSON, May 17.—(AP)—W. L. Hall died at his home two miles southeast of Dawson Tuesday morning and the funeral was held Wednesday afternoon with interment in the Dresden Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife and several children.

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James M. Cook
Feb 10, 1857 - Feb 13, 1926

AGED MAN PASSED AWAY EARL HOUR SATURDAY HERE

James M. Cook, aged 68 years, died at his residence at the corner of West Fifteenth avenue and South Thirtieth street Saturday morning at 2:10 o’clock. The funeral services were held Saturday afternoon with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

The deceased is survived by his wife and several daughters.

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Nancy Ann “Miley” (Knight) Odom
Feb 19, 1847 - Mar 17, 1926

AGED WOMAN DIED AT CORSICANA HOME WEDNESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Nellie E. Odom, aged 79 years, died at her home on West Collin Street at an early hour Wednesday morning and the funeral services will be held at the Pleasant Grove cemetery Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The services will be connected by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, and Rev. Smith, pastor of the Zion’s Rest Methodist church.

The deceased is survived by six children; Mrs. G. B. Powell, Corsicana; Mrs. G. W. Millburn, Tehuacana; Mrs. B. A. Tardy, Floydada; F. M. Odom, C. R. Odom, all of Corsicana; and R. E. Odom, Bronto.

The Pallbearers will be Walter Little, Elmer, O’Daniel, Wilmer Ray, Elmer Norris, Mutt Scarborough and Rev. Peeples.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 17, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Henry E. Odom married Jul. 26, 1864 buried in Bazette cemetery; d/o Thomas Washington Knight & Nancy Adeline (Manuel) Knight

Claude R. Odom
Dec 12, 1870 - Aug 25, 1955

Claude R. Odom Dies Thursday

Claude R. Odom, 84, native Texan and long-time Corsicana resident, died at the Twilight Home Thursday afternoon.

He had resided in Corsicana most of his life.

Surviving are a brother, W. O. Odom, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Tardy, Floydada, and Mrs. O. W. Milburn, Tehuacana, and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. from the McCammon Chapel. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church.

Pallbearers will be Richard Stubbs, C. O. Curington, W. P. McCammon, Arthur Massey, Rufus Pevehouse and John Blair.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, August 26, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Single; s/o Henry E. Odom buried at Bazette cemetery & Nancy Ann “Miley” (Knight) Odom buried at Hamilton Beaman cemetery
     

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Claude R. Odom Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Claude R. Odom, 84, long-time Corsicana resident, who died at the Twilight Home Thursday afternoon, were held from the McCammon Chapel Saturday at 10 a.m.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Riley E. Dale, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church, and assisted by Rev. Jack N. Bell, pastor of the Bethel Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Hamilton cemetery.

Surviving are a brother, W. O. Odom, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. G. A. Tardy, Floydada, and Mrs. O. W. Milburn, Tehuacana; and a number of relatives.

Pallbearers were Richard Stubbs, C. O. Curington, W. P. McCammon, Arthur Massey, Rufus Pevehouse and John Blair.

Nephews were honorary pallbearers.

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Clark Newland Putman, Sr. 
Mar 25, 1920 - Mar 7, 2017

Obituary for Clark Putman Sr.
Clark Putman Sr. of Navarro Mills passed away at Navarro Regional Hospital early Tuesday morning, March 7, 2017 at the age of 96. He was born March 25, 1920 in Navarro County to Edgar Lee and Eva Clark Putman. Clark worked for the City of Corsicana in the Water Treatment Plant for 23 years. He served in the United States Army in the Pacific during World War II. He enjoyed ranching and music and was an avid fiddler player. He was a member of Dawson United Methodist Church.
He is preceded in death by his wife Louise Putman; parents; son Clark Putman Jr.; sisters, Margaret, Oletta and Jean; brother Wendell.
He is survived by children, Brenda Duncan and husband Dwight, James Putman and wife Jan. Daughter in law Jean Putman. Grandchildren, Gay Lyn Hendrik, Lisa Blakemore, Shaun Putman, Jason Putman, Michelle Brannan, Brandon Putman. Great grandchildren, Krislynn Lee Putman, Tyler Blakemore, Dillon Putman, Breanna Putman, Case Putman. Numerous extended family members.
Visitation will be 5-7 pm Saturday, March 11, 2017 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Graveside funeral service will be 3 pm Sunday, March 12, 2017 with Denny Burris officiating. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery.

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Peggy (Lewis) Holt-Derden
Nov 10, 1938 - Aug 13, 2016

Peggy (Holt) Derden, 77, of Corsicana passed away Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, at Country Meadows Nursing Facility after a lengthy illness. She was born Nov. 10, 1938, in the Purdon area of Navarro County. She was a lifelong resident of Navarro County.
Peggy attended Frost Schools and worked with her sisters on her father's farm near Frost until she was a teenager. Peggy was never afraid of hard work and always stayed busy.
She was a homemaker raising five children while helping her husband manage their oilfield service company for many years. Later in life she decided to he [sic] attended Barber College and had a barber shop in downtown Corsicana for many years. She loved shopping, garage sales and occasionally going to Shreveport with family and friends in her younger days.
Peggy was a very sweet lady and she will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her former husband Roy Perry Derden, parents Mildred and Chester Lewis, sisters Geraldine Webb and Florestine Tucker.
Peggy is Survived by her daughter Linda Derden of Corsicana; daughter and son-in-law Teri and Al Skinner of Retreat; son Tim Derden of Corsicana; son and daughter-in-law Gary and Robbie Derden of Blooming Grove; son and daughter-in-law Roy Lynn and Karen Derden of Pisque Ridge; Granddaughters Avery Derden, Alison Skinner, Kaycee Hill and Neelee Mangum; Grandsons Cody Derden, Chris Derden and Shane Derden; ten great-grandchildren; sister Mary Lewis Woodrome of Lake Limestone, sister Christine Lewis Suter of Waco and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2016 at Griffin Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016 at the Griffin Roughton Funeral Chapel with Pastor Steve Hays officiating.
Interment will follow at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Sons Tim Derden, Gary Derden and Roy Lynn Derden; Grandsons Cody Derden, Chris Derden and Shane Derden.
Arrangements by Griffin Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Barbara Christine Keith
Dec 6, 1942 - Aug 13, 2016
 
Barbara Christine Keith, age 73, of Duncanville passed away on Aug. 13,
2016 at Charlton Methodist Hospital in Dallas. She was born in Dallas on Dec. 6, 1942 to Lemuel and Ruth Keith.
She lived in the Dallas area most of her life. Barbara graduated from South Oak Cliff High School in 1961. She graduated from the Dallas Vocational Nursing Program in 1967.
Barbara was a dedicated health care professional, with over 15 years at Methodist Hospital in Oak Cliff.
She was the loving sister to the late Fern Hardin and husband Donald Hardin and a loving aunt to David Hardin and Debbie Hardin.
A time of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20,
2016 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 in the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Chaplain Curtis Clements officiating.
Interment will follow in Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery in Corsicana.

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Odis Robert Sikes
Sep 1, 1930 - Sep 15, 2016

Odis Robert Sikes of Corsicana, passed away at his home on Thursday morning, Sept. 15, 2016. He was born in Corsicana on Sept. 1, 1930 to Kelton G. Sikes and Mozelle Hurley Sikes.
He graduated from Corsicana High School in 1947 and was very proud of that accomplishment since he was the first person in the Sikes family to graduate. After graduation he started farming and raising a few animals.
Odis enjoyed tending to the land and gardening all his life and was very proud of the produce he grew. He worked for a number of years as a heavy equipment operator in pipeline construction and eventually began working at Chattanooga Glass in 1965 as a forklift operator until his retirement in the mid 1980's. He married Irene Mary Sittre on Jan. 25, 1949 in Corsicana.
He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers James Sikes and Clarence O. Sikes and a sister Thelma Fitzgerald.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Irene Mary Sikes of Corsicana; sons, Odis Robert Sikes Jr. of Yellow Jacket, Colorado and Billy Mack Sikes and wife Deborah of Corsicana; brothers Billy Gene Sikes and wife Mary of Corsicana and Ernest Ray Sikes and wife Sandra of Corsicana; six grandchildren Kristina Inabinett, Kimberly Hutchins, Mary Madison Sikes, Jordan Sikes, Joshua Sikes, Matthew Sikes; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday Sept.
19, 2016 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home with Odis Robert Sikes Jr., Billy Mack Sikes and Bobbie Derden officiating.
Interment to follow at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Sikes, Joshua Sikes, Ronald Sikes, John Inabinett, Mike King and Gary Poe. Honorary pallbearers will be Elvin Sikes and John Collins.
Arrangements By Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • h/o Irene Mary (Sittre) Sikes; s/o Kelton Gordentia Sikes & Mae Mozelle (Hurley) Sikes; CHS 1947

Janice (Talkington) Davis-Raney
Mar 23, 1944 - Sep 21, 2016

Mrs. Janice Davis Raney, 72, of Blooming Grove passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 at her residence. She was born on March 23, 1944 in Corsicana to William Henry Talkington, Jr. and Frances Elizabeth Nokes Talkington.
She loved to go antique shopping, which included buying and just looking. She had a very caring and giving heart and had a very contagious smile that she will be remembered for. She had a great love for her family to no end. She worked for many years in the radiology department at Navarro Regional Hospital and worked until she couldn't work no more. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
She later in life married Grover Earl Raney, who was the absolute love of her life. They celebrated about a year and a half of marriage.
Janice was preceded in death by her husband, Grover Earl Raney; father, Bill Talkington; mother, Frances Nelson; brothers, Van, Richard and Bill Talkington; and a half- brother, Little Bill Talkington.
She is survived by her sons, Tony Davis and wife Karen of Blooming Grove and Jeff Davis and wife, Kathy of Eureka; grandchildren, Tony Davis and wife Jessica of Blooming Grove, Chris Davis and fiancé Ashley Krajca of Corsicana, Emily Smith and husband Dalton of Corsicana, Jacob Davis and wife Sammantha of Dawson, James Davis of Eureka; great grandchildren, Madison, Makenna and Mason Davis of Blooming Grove, Mason Krajca, Pake Davis and Ezekiel Smith all of Corsicana; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Margie Talkington of Corsicana, Mary K. Chittenden and husband Chitt of New Braunfels, Frankie Whisenant and husband Michael of Corsicana, Lena Farmer of Corsicana, Beth Ginn and husband Dean of Corsicana, Ronnie Raney and wife Teresa of Waxahachie, Joyce Marie Smalling and husband Clyde of Primeville, Oregon, Peggy Gunnels of Corsicana, Shelby Raney and wife Laura of Burleson, Charlette Cardell and husband Mike of Denton, Kenneth Raney and wife Joyce of Carrollton, Elton Raney and wife Linda of Corsicana, Steven Raney and wife Tammy of Corsicana, Joy Michelle Serrano and husband Frank of Trenton, Robert Raney and wife Jackie of Kemp, Audrey Harris and husband Nathan of Corsicana, and Henry Raney and wife Charly of Kerens; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and her babies, Maddie, Ralph and Sugar that she loved dearly.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Charky Marquis and Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
Interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Tony Davis, Chris Davis, Jacob Davis, James Davis, Dalton Smith, and Ricky Talkington.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation at www.ocrf.com.au

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, September 22, 2016
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • w/o (1) Anthony Dubart Davis, Sr. - (2) Grover Earl Raney; d/o William Henry Talkington, Jr. & Frances Elizabeth (Nokes) Talkington

Weyman Errol "Mac" McBride
Jun 30, 1923 - Sep 25, 2016

Weyman Errol "Mac" McBride, 93, of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2916 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. He was born on June 30, 1923 in College Hill to Otto Young and Nora Jewel Alexander McBride and lived in several Texas towns during his early years.
He attended school in Fairfield but chose to get a job in a CCC camp to help his family survive the depression. He then worked in the shipyard in Houston until WWII, when he enlisted in the Navy. He served during the war in the shipyard in San Diego, repairing the ships to return to the conflict in the Pacific Theater. After the war, he worked in the Middle East for two years helping develop the oil fields. When he returned from the Middle East, his family had moved to Corsicana, so he joined them there.
He went to work at Adams Hat Factory in Corsicana and worked there for 47 years. While at the hat factory, he met Lorene Bonner, and they were married in 1950. They enjoyed 66 years together. He was very talented with his hands, not only shaping hats, but also making deer feeders. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed deer and turkey season with all his hunting buddies. He was well liked by those who knew him and he was a true friend and wonderful husband.
He was a member of Memorial Baptist Church in Corsicana.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Glendon Young McBride and Otto Lawrence McBride; and a sister, Mavis L. Trubell.
He is survived by his wife, Lorene McBride; sister-in-law, Marie McBride, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Keith Becker officiating. A private family interment will follow in the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the memorial Baptist Church, 1700 N. 45th street, Corsicana, Texas 75110 or to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.

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Danny Joe Gillespie
May 28, 1956 - Sept 30, 2016

Danny Joe Gillespie, 60, of Frost passed away on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at his residence. He was born on May 28, 1956 in Lamesa to Joe Edd and Hallie Jean White Gillespie.
He worked in print production for numerous large advertising agencies in the Dallas area. He worked as the city secretary for the city of Frost for seven years. He was instrumental in helping organize the Frost Heritage Center Museum. He published a large book of the history of Frost, which helped raise funds to help get the museum opened.
He was a perfectionist at everything he did, and was a member of the Dresden United Methodist Church where he served as the Lay and Song leader and on the PPR.
He was preceded in death by his father, Joe Edd Gillespie; brother, Perry Don Gillespie and his grandparents.
He is survived by his mother, Hallie Jean Gillespie of Ackerly; brothers, Tony Gillespie and wife Angela of Big Spring and Kenney Gillespie and wife Patricia of Colorado City, TX; son, Bo Garner Gillespie and wife Michelle of Kyle; grandsons, Rocco and Max Gillespie of Kyle; special loved ones, David and Syble Malone of Frost and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016 at the Dresden United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dwayne Chambers officiating. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, 2016 at Resthaven Cemetery in Ackerly with the Rev. Ray McMorris officiating.
Pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his close college friends.

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Johnnie Lee (Taylor) Russell
Sept 15, 1922 - Oct 3, 2016

Johnnie Lee Russell went to be with the Lord on Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Otis Russell and son, Randy Russell.
She is survived by her son, Gary Russell and his wife, Beverly; daughter-in-law, Brenda Russell; grandchildren, Kelly, Doug, Richmond, Zachary, Carrie, Justin, Damon and many great grandchildren, relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday Oct. 5, 2016 at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
Graveside services to follow at 11 a.m., at Laurel Land Memorial Park. Dr. Montie Pentecost, of Heritage Baptist Church in Benbrook, will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humane Society of Navarro County.
The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff and residents of Brookdale-Sterling House of Corsicana for their love and care throughout the years.

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Freda N. Jones
abt 1944 - Oct 2, 2016
 

Freda N. Jones, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, at age 72, at the Medical Center of Arlington.
Mrs. Jones received her formal education through the Corsicana Public School District. She was a dedicated Healthcare worker to patients throughout Navarro County. She was a faithful servant who focused on nurturing her patients back to health with love, candor and her attitude.
Mrs. Jones will certainly be missed. However, precious memories of her will forever live in the hearts and minds of those she touched.
Mrs. Jones leaves behind five siblings, nieces, nephews, a host of relatives, a loving extended family and a special friend, all of whom will cherish their precious memories of her.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8,2016 at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church located at 2105 East Jones Avenue.
Interment will be held at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, 2016 at the Dallas/ Ft. Worth National Cemetery in Dallas.
Arrangements by Ross and Johnson Mortuary.

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Hart Lawrence Gallagher
July 10, 1901 - Jan 19, 1964

H. L. Gallagher Dies Terrell

Hart L. Gallagher, 63, formerly employed by Humble Pipeline Company at Mildred, died in Terrell Sunday following a heart attack. He had resided at Terrell 12 years.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. from the Anderson-Clayton Funeral Chapel with burial in the Terrell City cemetery.

Surviving are two sons, Tom and W. B. Gallagher, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Homer Murphy, Corsicana; a granddaughter, Linda Murphy, Corsicana; two brothers, E. R. Gallagher, San Diego, Texas and Fred Gallagher, Corpus Christi, and other relatives.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 20, 1964
  • Submitted by Karen Rost
  • The name of this cemetery is now Oakland Memorial Park, Terrell, Kaufman Co. TX. I didn't find him listed on Find a Grave. His daughter's obit states his name as Bernhart, but I only find him as Hart.
     

Clarece (Redden) Martin
Apr 27, 1921 - Oct 8, 2016
 

Clarece Redden Martin, Age 95, of Rosewell, Georgia passed away Oct. 8, 2016, at Westminister Woods in Jacksonville, Florida. She was born to Hubert and Kela Redden of Corsicana April 27, 1921.
She married Palmer Lee Martin of Atlanta, Georgia on Nov. 6, 1943.
Arrangements by Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, Jacksonville, Florida.
For the full obituary and online condolences contact www.hgmandarin.com


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Clarece Redden Martin, age 95, of Jacksonville, formerly of Roswell, Georgia, passed away October 8, 2016 at Westminster Woods on Julington Creek. She was born to Hubert and Kela Redden of Corsicana, Texas on April 27, 1921.

Clarece graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Journalism. In 1943 she married Capt. Palmer Lee Martin of the US Army Air Forces.

She and Lee lived in Dayton, Ohio at Wright Field during WWII and then moved to California where he began is life long career with Lockheed Aircraft. In the early 50’s they moved to Atlanta and then to Roswell, Georgia in 1971.

Clarece and Lee were long term members of the Roswell Presbyterian Church.

After her children left for college she began her own career. Clarece received her Master’s Degree in Humanities from the University of California at San Diego and then became deeply involved in the history of Roswell, Georgia. She wrote the guidebook for Bulloch Hall and helped establish the City Archives and the Fire Museum in Roswell among many other local projects.

In total she wrote 4 books and was a contributing author to 5 more, she also wrote numerous articles for local and national publications. She did key archival work for The Sea Island Company, The Shepherd Spinal Center, the East Lake Golf Club, The Collin Street Bakery and The Westminster Schools. She served on the Boards of several historical and professional organizations and was a Trustee of the Theodore Roosevelt Association.

Clarece was listed in the International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women.

Clarece and Lee loved to travel and traveled extensively in the US and visited over 40 foreign countries.

She was pre-deceased by her husband of 63 years, Palmer Lee Martin and her brother, William Redden. She is survived by her son, Gary West Martin (Lisa) of Jacksonville, Florida; daughter Susan Martin Chapman (Michael) of Burns, Tennessee; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildren.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Westminster Woods and Community Hospice of Northeast Florida for the extraordinary and loving care she received.

A private graveside service will be held at the Roswell Presbyterian Church at a later date.

Memorial gifts and donations should be directed to the Alzheimer's Association at http://www.alz.org/donate or Community Hospice Foundation, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257 or https://support.communityhospice.com/donate

Arrangements are under the care and direction of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home of Mandarin, 11801 San Jose Blvd. Jacksonville, FL 32223. www.hgmandarin.com (904) 288-0025.


Judie Parrish
Feb 21, 1944 - Oct 4, 2016

Judie Parrish, 72, passed away on Oct. 4, 2016. She was born on Feb. 21, 1944.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Dawson with Bro. Steve Burleson officiating.

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Gerald Otis Atkeisson
Mar 4, 1938 - Oct 9, 2016

Gerald Otis Atkeisson was born on March 4, 1938 in Corsicana to Ettie Mae and Otis Atkeisson. He went peacefully to be with the Lord on Oct, 9, 2016.
Gerald graduated from Corsicana High School in 1956 and attended Navarro College. He served his country in the United States Army in the Korean War.
Gerald was a loyal employee of Navarro County Electric Co-op for 41 years. He was very active in the community serving with the Optimist Club, Corsicana Masonic Lodge #174, Navarro County Chamber of Commerce and was instrumental with the construction of the Navarro County Youth Expo where he served as chairman of the board for many years.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his son Mike Atkeisson.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years Donna; children Karl and Louann Humphries of Corsicana, Lori and Gilbert Hippard of Corsicana and Mike and Kelly Humphries of Leander; grandchildren Brandy and Mike Hurford, Jessica Brown, Josh and Lindsey Brown, Alex and Shane Howard, John Grady and Mikayla Hippard, Chris Humphries, Erika Arthur and Ana Arthur; great grandchildren Macon, Kegan, Rhys, Stone, Cameron, Oliver and Benjamin.
He is also survived by numerous cousins and close friends.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Northside Baptist Church with funeral services to follow with Dr. Rick Lamb officiating.
In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047 or the Navarro County Youth Expo P.O. Box 96 Barry, TX 75102.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Deborah "Debbie" (Karush) Erwin
July 18, 1966 - Oct 9, 2016

Deborah Erwin died peacefully at home in Washington, DC on Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. She was born July 18, 1966 in New York City.
Debbie earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. degree in English from Yale University.
Debbie and Mark Erwin of Corsicana met and fell in love while they were both visiting English professors at Clemson University in 1997. After two years they moved to New York City to attend NYU School of Law, and lived in Brooklyn during that time. They were married May 28, 2000 in Manhattan in their first year of law school. Their daughter Isabel was born in Manhattan during their third year of law school.
Debbie began her legal career with Latham and Watkins LLP in Washington, DC, and later moved to Office of Associate Chief Counsel (Criminal Tax) at the IRS, where she was promoted to the attorney position of Special Counsel.
Debbie battled breast cancer for six and a half years. She continued to work until this summer and continued treatments until three weeks ago.
Debbie brought joy to all she came in contact with. She taught English for a year in China and worked one summer in Israel. She was a brilliant, generous, and loving person and was a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and friend.
She is survived by her parents, doctors Ruth and Nathaniel Karush of New York City and husband Mark and daughter, Isabel of Washington, DC.
She is also survived by her siblings, brother Dr. Matthew Karush and his wife Dr. Alison Landsberg of Arlington, Virginia, sister Sarah Karush and husband Volodya Shutov of Falls Church, Virginia, and five nieces and nephews.
A memorial service to celebrate Debbie's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 at Joseph Gawler's Sons Funeral Home, 5130 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC.

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Ollie Lee Perry
Jul 5, 1940 - Oct 23, 2016
 

Ollie Lee Perry,76, of Amarillo, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Ollie was born in Powell but grew up in Corsicana.
His funeral was held at the Dallas National Veterans Cemetery.

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Jamie Kay (Streetman) Bell
Nov 23, 1946 - Nov 10, 2016

Jamie Kay Bell, 69 went home Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 in Blooming Grove. Jamie is a 1965 graduate of Coleman High School and a 1969 graduate of Abilene Christian University.
Jamie married Doyle Bell in June of 1969. Their 47 years of marriage led her to become certified in teaching in all areas of education including kindergarten, elementary, secondary, special education, coaching girls basketball, ESL and numerous others.
She enjoyed laughing, painting, golfing, cards, fishing and entertaining family and friends. She was a dedicated teacher, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and an inspiration to all that knew her.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Noah and Myrtle Streetman.
Jamie is survived by her husband, Roland Doyle Bell; children, Shauna Martin and Ashley Johnson; three grandchildren, Ryan Martin, Samantha Martin, Sierra Johnson and one sister, Annella Martin.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Services will begin at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at Central Baptist Church of Blooming Grove.
Graveside services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016 at Dewey Cemetery in Lawn. Family and friends are welcome to attend.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Alzheimer Association 301 Pioneer Dr #105 Abilene, Texas 79605. Funeral arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Corsicana, Texas.

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Loyd Eldridge Smith
Apr 20, 1934 - Nov 10, 2016

Loyd Eldridge Smith, 82, of Corsicana passed away Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. He was born April 20, 1934 in Mertens to Tom Smith and Bonnie Brummett Smith. He was a member of St. Luke's Methodist Church, loved playing 42 and was an avid Cowboys and Rangers fan.
He retired from the US Air Force in 1973 after 20 years of service. He then went on to driving for Transport Trucking in Texaco, New Mexico until 1986, and then worked for Colorado Bell Food Beverage as a supervisor in Laughlin, Nevada till 1996.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roy Winston Smith, Thoman Glen Smith and Jack Arnold Smith and one sister, Betty Marie Dunn.
He is survived by his wife, Mary E. Smith of Corsicana; four children, Truitt Smith and wife Linda of Anchorage, Alaska, Shawn Smith of Farwell, Julia Costin of Corsicana and James Costin and Virginia of Hobbs, New Mexico; siblings, Jerry Smith of Corsicana, Paula Hartley and husband James of Corsicana, Wanda Hartley of Corsicana and Sue Hawthorne of Corsicana; six grandchildren, Justin Smith of Clovis, New Mexico, Melinda Smith of Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lindsay Webb of Clovis, New Mexico, Sarah Astorga of Hobbs, New Mexico, Elizabeth Binion of Corsicana and Kendal Vega of Clovis, New Mexico. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews and extended family.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 at St. Luke's Methodist Church with Rev. John Nader officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Hubbard.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Ricketts, Jerry Smith Jr., Jeff Brown, Greg Dickey, Cody Dickey and Michael Binion.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to: Veteran's Program or St. Luke's Methodist Church.

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Johnnie Sandford Teague
May 7, 1930 - Nov 22, 2016

Johnnie Sandford Teague was born on May 7, 1930 in Mabank to parents Johnny W. and Winnie Zirah (Johnson) Sanderford and entered into eternal rest on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 at the age of 86. She graduated Valedictorian of Mabank High School, Class of 1947. She attended Henderson County Junior College and received her teaching degree from East Texas College in Commerce. She was a public school teacher, teaching in the elementary schools at Eustace ISD, 1969 to 1977, serving as the Elementary Principal during the latter part of her tenure.
Johnnie was a Christian and was baptized in the First Baptist Church of Mabank in 1940 and remained an active member there until 1982. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Corsicana , 1982 to 2010, and was a current member at First Baptist Church of Waxahachie. Johnnie was always active in WMU at First Baptist Church in Mabank and also taught Sunday school. She received her certification as a Master Gardener from Texas A&M and became a National Flower Show Judge.
Johnnie enjoyed being a part of the Halcyon Club, Kinslow House, bridge and book review clubs as well as several garden clubs. She took a mission trip to Rushlikon Seminary in Switzerland. Johnnie was a member of Order of the Eastern Star of Mabank and served as Worthy Matron. She was a wonderful and amazing lady, who will be missed tremendously by those who knew and loved her.
Johnnie was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years; Eugene (Sonny) Teague, daughter Kathy Herriage and husband Johnnie of Navarro County; son Larry Teague and wife Linda of Mabank, son Garry Teague and wife Sheila of Rice along with nine grandchildren, Randy Teague, John David Herriage and wife Jaime, Rachelle Morris and husband Mark, Justin Herriage and wife Heather, Shanna Lopez and husband David, Robby Valdez and wife Wendy, Chad Valdez, Jennifer Fisher and husband Jason and Robby Teague and wife Tiffany; 24 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Wanda Gardner and husband Charles and a host of friends and extended family.
Services were held Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 at Eubank Cedar Creek Memorial Chapel in Mabank with Bro. Jeff Moran officiating. Bro. Don Teague presented the obituary and eulogy. Interment followed the service at Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, Texas.
A personal tribute may be made online at www.eubankcedarcreek.com


Billy "Rabbit" Elmore
Apr 15, 1936 - Nov 7, 2016

Billy "Rabbit" Elmore, 80, formerly of Mertens passed away Monday morning, Nov. 7, 2016, at Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation in Italy.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016, at First Baptist Church in Mertens with Dr. Dennis Wiles and Rev. Jake Culver officiating. Interment will follow at Richland Cemetery in Mertens. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Marshall & Marshall Funeral Directors in Hillsboro.
Billy was born April 15, 1936 in Mertens to Bill and Essie (Yarbrough) Elmore. He was a triplet and they were put on display at the State Fair as youngsters. The triplets were also furnished milk for the first year of their life by the Pet Milk Company. A life-long resident of Mertens, he attended schools there and in Frost. From an early age, Billy loved to farm and did so his entire life.
Every time that it rained, you could find Rabbit with a pole in his hand fishing on a creek. He also enjoyed playing 42. A member of First Baptist Church in Mertens, Billy served as a deacon and song-leader and was also a member of the Masonic Lodge.
Preceding him in death were his parents and two sisters, Frances Bell and Betty Cox.
Survivors include his three children, Debora Elmore and Wayne Elmore, both of Mertens, and Beverly Ballew and husband, Don, of Frost; three brothers, Harold Elmore of HEB, Kenneth Elmore of Kennedale, and Bobby Elmore of Waxahachie; three sisters, Doris McClanahan of Olney, Laverne Walles and husband, Jesse, of Orange, and Luann Kyte and husband, Harley, of Whitney; two grandchildren, Cody Ballew and wife, Marcy, of Frost and Caleb Ballew and wife, Sarah, of College Station; three great-grandchildren, Emory Ballew, Grace Ballew, and Owen Ballew; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 158, Mertens, TX 76666.

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Allen D. Swift
abt 1934 - Nov 11, 2016

Allen D. Swift, 82, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Nov. 11, 2016 at Trisun Care Center in Corsicana.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 at Scott Funeral Home.
Funeral services are set to begin at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at St. John Episcopal Church, 101 N. 14th St., Corsicana.
Arrangements made by Scott Funeral Home.

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Lee Alexander "Alex" Huddleston
Jan 11, 1988 - Sept 24, 2016

Lee Alexander Huddleston, "Alex," was called home by God on Sept. 24, 2016.
Alex was born on Jan. 11, 1988 in Corsicana and graduated from Corsicana High School in 2006 in the top 10 percent of his class, along with many other medals and awards he earned from various organizations he was a member of, such as JROTC and Academic Decathlon.
He attended Sam Houston State University, Navarro College, and finished up his Bachelor degree, graduating in 2013, from The University of North Texas in Radio, Television and Film.
Alex found his love for radio while he was at KAND in Corsicana, thus leading him to UNT to seek his degree. He was named to the Dean's List, and earned several scholarships along with many other accomplishments while at UNT. He went out to West Texas for his first job after college as the news director for the radio station KBST in Big Spring. After a year in Big Spring, he went to work for the Palestine Herald Press as the Community Editor to be closer to home.
He is survived by his parents, Robert and Tisha Huddleston, and too many to list aunts, uncles, cousins and other family members.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents Dalton and Ruby Huddleston, and his maternal grandparents Bo and Betty Hancock.
Alex was an outgoing person who never met a stranger, he loved animals and had a passion for cooking. He had a steadfast and unshakable faith in humanity, and lived his life guided by that belief. He was a strong, upright, and compassionate man with a true sense of right and wrong and the world is less without him in it.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with preacher is Rev. Jay Fraze officiating.

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Melvin Waine Williams
abt 1953 - Nov 13, 2016

Melvin Waine Williams, 63, of Corsicana passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 at his residence.
Visitation will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2016 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.
Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 19, 2016 at Freedom Fellowship, 323 N. Commerce St., with Rev. Jessie Williams officiating and Rev. Donnie Watson as eulogist.
Arrangements made by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.

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Myrtle Ruth "M.R." Conaster
May 23, 1949 - Nov 13, 2016

Myrtle Ruth "M.R." Conatser, 67, of Corsicana, Texas passed away on Sunday, November 13, 2016.
www.ariacremation.com

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Jimmie Wade Colvard
Sep 4, 1934 - Nov 7, 2017

Jimmie Wade Colvard, 82, left this life Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 after a battle with Alzheimer's. He was born Sept. 4, 1934 in Dallas, Texas.

As a young man he enlisted in the Marines. Jimmie enjoyed traveling, deer hunting, drawing and spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mavis L. Colvard, of Corsicana; daughters Elesia Hyden of Irving and Teresa Baston of Blooming Grove; sisters Betty Collier of Blooming Grove and Wanda Godfrey and husband Howard of Garland. He is also survived by grandsons Bradley Gentry and wife Selene of Corsicana and Sterling Hyden and wife Jennifer of North Richland Hills; granddaughters Mandy Gentry of Austin and Lindsey Hyden of Irving; and great grandchildren Audrey, Corbin and Brody Gentry, Hayden Gentry, Zoe, Asher and Myles Hyden; and several nieces and nephews.

No services are planned at this time.

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Thomas Gideon McClendon, Sr.
Aug 7, 1920 - Oct 4, 2016

Thomas Gideon McClendon, Sr., age 96, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. He was born on Aug. 7, 1920 in Nevada, Texas to Robert Abram McClendon and Emma Wilcoxson McClendon.
He enlisted in the United States Navy in 1942, serving in WWII in the Mediterranean as Chief Motor Machinist on a LST. Upon discharge from the Navy, he worked for the United States Postal Service in Dallas. Then, in 1950, he moved to El Paso to join the United States Border Patrol. During his 40 years in El Paso, he became a successful businessman and owner of Tom's Auto Supply. In his retirement, he moved to Dawson and went back to his childhood farming roots, raising cattle and horses.
Tom was an avid fisherman and loved spending time at the home he built on Lake Amistad in Del Rio, Texas. He had a passion for cars and restored many classics over the years and often used them for traveling around the United States. He lived life to the fullest.
He was devoted to his family and delighted in entertaining his grandchildren with his many "toys" as they grew up. He was an active member of First United Methodist Church in Corsicana where he led the singing in his Sunday School class for many years.
Tom was preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Linus McClendon, Naomi O'Neal, Pierce McClendon, Alice O'Neal, Sam McClendon, Onella Florence and Foy Attaway.
He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Lila Lee McClendon; children, Thomas McClendon, Jr. and wife, Pat, Billinelle Currie, Olon McClendon and wife, Donna, David McClendon and wife, Teresa and Scott McClendon; grandchildren, Danny McClendon and wife, Patricia, Karen Currie, Brandon Bradley and wife, Chris, Nicole McClendon, Michael Currie and wife, Beth, Letecia McClendon, Madalee House, Kerri McClendon, Imelda McClendon, Becky Sullivan and Alicia McClendon and 14 great-grandchildren.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home in Corsicana. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016 at First United Methodist Church in Corsicana with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.
Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park in Corsicana.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th Street, Corsicana, Texas 75110.

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Cheri Yvonne (Brown) Ragsdale
Nov 6, 1960 - Oct 11, 2016

Cheri Yvonne Ragsdale, 55 of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 at her residence. She was born Nov. 6, 1960 in Corsicana to Billy Ross Brown and Sandra Brown.
She is preceded in death by her birth father Billy Ross Brown and grandparents, Mary and Claudine Chenoweth.
She is survived by her daughter, Shelby Ragsdale; grandson, Grayson Avery Davis; parents, Sandra and Jerry Grimmett; siblings, Cindy Hawkins, Jill Grounds, Joanie Brown, Jana McCormick and Pam and Ron Molatch.
She is also survived by nephews, Hayden Grounds, Holden Grounds and Aaron Brown; great nephew Ray Brown, Michael McCormick, Jerry Keith and Christopher McCormick.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Rick Lamb officiating.
Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Keith Mesker, Tommy Hawkins, Terry Grounds, Holden Grounds, Hayden Grounds and Eddie Gregory.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Pauline (Underhill) Massey
May 14, 1938 - Oct 12, 2016

Mrs. Pauline Massey, 78, of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016 at Twilight Nursing Home. She was born on May 14, 1938 in Blooming Grove to W. L. and Maude Underhill.
She graduated from Corsicana High School in 1956. She married the love of her life, Mr. Woody Massey, on Sept. 29, 1964. She loved and cherished her grandchildren and family, as well as her siblings whom she spoke with on a daily basis.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Mr. Woody Massey; parents, W.L. and Maude Underhill; siblings, Dick Anderton, Polly Hernandez, Bill Underhill, Dorothy Mackey, and Betty Underhill.
She is survived by her daughter, Lou Ann Armstrong and husband Scott; grandchildren, Kyle Armstrong and Kaci Armstrong; sisters, Wanda Blevins and Jimmie Melton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel. Officiating the service will be Rev. Bob Young.
Interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Larry Anderton, Brian Matthews, Don Blevins, Eric Melton, Ben Wolle, and Kyle Armstrong.

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Peter Beckham
May 1, 1844 - Sep 18, 1926

AGED RESIDENT OF ROANE COMMUNITY IS DEAD; BURIED SUNDAY

Peter Beckman, aged 84 years, a Confederate veteran, died in the Roane community Saturday night at 10 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Post Oak cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. He was born in Tennessee in 1842.

He is survived by one son, A. B. Beckman of Roane.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, September 20, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah (Davis) Beckham married Jul. 30, 1865; s/o Samuel M. Beckham & Mary Elizabeth “Betty” (Nelson/Melson) Beckham

Cynthis Bethaire/Bethia Jane (Stephens) Russell
Apr 14, 1846 - Feb 11, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. RUSSELL FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. B. J. Russell, aged 79 years, who died at Emhouse Thursday morning were held Friday afternoon with interment in Post Oak cemetery. The deceased is survived by seven children.

Mrs. Russell was born in Alabama and has been a resident of Navarro county for twenty years, having resided in the Hester and Drane communities for a number of years.

Surviving are four sons, N. Russell, Emhouse; P. Russell, Buffalo; J. W. Russell, Emhouse; L. S. Russell, Birmingham, Ala.; three daughters, Ms. Fannie Little, Fort Worth; Ms. Lezzie Arnold, Clyde, Miss.; Mrs. Roxie Howell, Fladager, Ala.

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Ludie (Talley) Kelley
Jun 20, 1893 - Mar 11, 1926

WOMAN DIES AT COUNTY HOSPITAL SUNDAY MORNING

Mrs. Ludie Kelly, aged 33 years, died at the Navarro county hospital Sunday morning at 6:50 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Post Oak cemetery Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church, Corsicana.

The deceased is survived by two brothers, Rid Talley, Roane, and W. T. Talley, Throckmorton. One sister, also survives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 22, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (marriage record Navarro county says Robert Talley married Elijah A. Beasley Jul. 26, 1876—W. T. Talley death certificate says Robert Talley and Lige Beasley) Ludie’s death certificate says R. Talley and Bell Beasley)
  • w/o Thomas H. Kelley married Feb. 20, 1916
     

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Obituaries.

Written in memory of Mrs. Ludie Tally-Kelly. She was born June 15, 1891 and died March 8, 1926 at Corsicana Texas. Mrs. Kelly was sorely afflicted during her life here. Death entered her home from time to time claiming her husband and only child and at last laid its cold icy hand on her; but we trust that they will be one unbroken family in Heaven, although Mrs. Kelly was a stranger to a number of us, she will be no stranger in heaven for we are told that some time in the past that she was saved and united with the Missionary Baptist church; and although she was a great sufferer on earth from bodily afflictions, she can now say that our afflictions here are not to be compared to the joys that await the children of God, for we know that when He shall appear we shall be like him for we shall see Him as He is,

There is a blessed home beyond the sky,
Which Jesus did for us prepare,
He’ll take us to those mansions by and by.
Evermore with Him that home to share,
No sorrow will be there through endless years,
No sickness over there, no pain;
For God’s own hand will wipe away all tears
There we’ll never doubt or fear again,
There we shall meet our loved ones gone before,
Now waiting in that home on high,
Up there we will be parted never more.
For we never more will say “good-bye.”

She is survived by a number of relatives and a host of friends. Services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, and her body was laid to rest in Post Oak cemetery. We extend our tenderest sympathies to the bereaved.

MRS. PIKE and ELLEN JENNINGS.

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Ophelia Fay “Opal” (Smith) McClintock
Nov 29, 1908 - Jan 17, 1926

YOUNG WOMAN OF ROANE COMMUNITY PASSED AWAY SUN.

Mrs. W. C. McClintock of the Roane community, aged 18 years died Sunday and the remains were interred in the Post Oak cemetery Monday afternoon.

The deceased is survived by her husband and a two-weeks old infant.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 18, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (marriage record says Ophelia Fay Smith and W. R. McClintock married Jan. 10, 1925 ) (census and obit say Opal)
  • w/o W. Roy McClintock d/o William H. Smith and Emma (McChristian) Smith per death certificate

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In Memoriam.

On the 17th day of January, the death angel visited the home of Mr. W. R. McClintock and took from him his loving wife Opal.

She was 18 years of age, just entering the prime of live. It was so hard to give her up, but God saw fit to take her. Oh, how we wish that she might have been spared to mother her infant. She was sick but a short while. All was done that hands could do, but God needed her to fill a vacant place.

Weep not, dear ones, but look to God. He is the one that can heal all broken hearts. Let’s not wish for her back, but live such a life as to meet her over yonder.

She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, baby, mother, father, two brothers, and a half-brother, and sister and other relatives.

She was loved by all who knew her. She was so kind and cheerful. How we will miss her pleasant face and sunny smiles. She had a smile for everyone she met. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, and a kind daughter. We do endeavor to thank the one’s who were so kind during her illness and death. May God bless each and every one in the dark hours of trial.

“Tis ours to miss you, maybe a few years,
And tender memories of you keep.
Thine is our Lord to rest we know,
He giveth His blessed one’s sleep,
‘Tis hard to break the tender cord,
When love has bound our hearts.
“Tis hard, oh so hard, to say
Must we forever part.
We had a treasure once
She was all our joy and pride,
We loved her perhaps too well,
For she slept and dies.
God in His wisdom has recalled
A boon of love is given.
Although the lady slumbers here
The soul is safe in Heaven.
A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place vacant in our hearts
Which never can be filled.
Through all the pain at times,
She smiled a smile of heavenly birth,
And when the angel called her home,
She smiled farewell to earth.
All is dark within that home,
Lonely are our hearts today,
For the one they loved so dearly
Has forever passed away.

Written by a true friend, Lillie Henderson.

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Charles M. Walters
Mar 23, 1848 - Mar 30, 1926

Written in memory of Brother M. Walters. He was born March 22, 1848 at Rusk in Cherokee county, Texas; later moved to Canton, Van Zandt county. He was born from above and joined the Baptist church at the age of 22 years. When only 17 years of age he was married to Miss Pollie Cantrell. To this union four children were born, all deceased except one, Mrs. M. Doughit of Lubbock, Texas. Mrs. Walters was called from the walks of men August 11, 1880. After living alone for several years he was married August 11, 1897 to Mrs. Margaret Stuckey. To them was born two daughters. At the time of his departure he was a true and faithful member of Post Oak Missionary Baptist church. He had lived in Navarro county since 1915; is survived by his faithful wife, three daughters, Mrs. Doughit, Mrs. E. J. Jergins and Miss Tillie Walters; two step-sons, W. T. and W. V. Struckey; one sister, Mrs. Margaret Everett; one brother, Mr. L. Walters; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, and other relatives and a host of friends to mourn for him. On his 78th birthday (March 22, 1926) he was taken sick and died March 30th, 1926. Truly a good man is gone; no one could say harm of the quiet unassuming Christian life that he lived, as he went about doing good, and we are sure he has laid up treasures in heaven and that he will hear the Savior say, “Well done thy good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord. We know that his family will miss him in their home, and as a church we feel we have lost a true and faithful member and to his loved ones we would say, “Weep not as those that have no hope, for he is waiting and watching for you on the other shore.”

Death has again bereft us,
Again we’ve said “good-bye”—
Another friend has left us
To live with Him on high.

Our friend is only sleeping,
They why be sad today,
In God’s eternal keeping
The soul is safe for aye.

There comes a time of meeting
Where all is joy and love,
And soon we shall be greeting
This friend again above.

Services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton of Corsicana in Post Oak church where a large crowd had gathered, after which his body was tenderly lowered in the waiting grave in Post Oak cemetery to await the final resurrection.

MRS. D. E. PIKE
MISS ELLEN JENNINGS,
Committee.

Adopted by Post Oak Church,
June 20, 1926.
Rev. J. L. Moore, Moderator, Ellen Jennings, C. C.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, July 2, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Pollie E. (Cantrell) Walters died 1880 2nd wife Margaret Amelia (McLemore) Stuckey-Walters married Aug. 11, 1897 s/o Wade Hampton Walters and Margaret “Peggy” (Ables) Walters

Seaborn Rufus Ramsey
Jul 2, 1898 - Feb 4, 1926

RUFUS RAMSEY DIED EARLY THURSDAY AT FAMILY HOME HERE

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON WITH BURIAL IN HAMILTON CEMETERY

Rufus Ramsey, aged 27 years seven months and two days, died Thursday morning at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Ramsey, 604 South Fifteenth street, at 12:30 o’clock after a lingering illness.

The deceased was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ramsey. He is survived by his parents and five sisters, Mrs. R. L. Moore, Frost; Mrs. Robert A. Webb, Dallas; Mrs. E. W. Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. S. E. Ellington, Corsicana; Mrs. W. B. Burdine, Dallas.

The deceased was born in the Eureka community.

The funeral services will be held at the residence, 604 South Fifteenth street, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh avenue Methodist church, and Rev. Eugene W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Following will be the active pallbearers:

Robert L. Moore, Robert A. Webb, Eugene W. Robinson, Sidney E. Ellington, Burley Burdine, W. R. Marlow.

Following will be the honorary pallbearers.

Albert Young, Dr. T. S. Slater, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. J. S. Daniels, J. S. Murchison, J. Nick Garitty, J. N. Edens, G. P. Thompson, W. W. Harris, C. E. McWilliams, J. S. Callicutt, Pat Brown, W. M. Huggins, Jack Weaver, J. D. Story, Edgar Young, Tom Cobb, P. Mayer, J. B. Robinson, Hiram Rainwater, Gus Young, Sidney P. Story, Isaac Levy, Jr., H. Kaufman, M. Evans, Isaac Levy, Sr., Elbert Williams, Clint Harrison, Lanty Miller, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Charley Walker, Sydney Marks, S. H. King, J. H. Crumbley, R. D. Fleming, Jim Bush, Lewis Wilkinson, Charles Highnote, Wayne R. Howell, J. H. Melton, W. Y. Bankhead, E. O. Coffey, J. D. Hamilton, Ewing Edens, Geroge W. Boyd, Robert Tatum, Felix Tatum, R. I. Kent, Robert Kelly, E. P. Zinke, G. C. Kent, J. J. Sullivan, A. E. Haslam, E. L. Kent, R. E. Schoeps, Roy Neece, Clyde Neese, J. W. Howell, Tom Bryson, O. S. Bryson, Henry Reed, J. P. Bryson, L. L. Kent, B. Harwell, Joe E. Butler, C. A. Middleton, Carey Loyd, Wes Martin, Dick Highnote, Mr. London and the stewards of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR RUFUS RAMSEY

LARGE CONCOURSE FRIENDS FOLLOWED REMAINS TO LAST RESTING PLACE

Funeral services for Rufus Ramsey, aged 27 years, only son of Mr. and Mrs. S. D. Ramsey, took place from the family home, 604 South Fifteenth street, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Services were held at the house by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, band Rev. E. W. Potter, pastor of the First Methodist church, with interment in the Hamilton cemetery, about three miles southwest of Corsicana, immediately after the services.

The grave was hidden beneath a great profusion of flowers that had been brought by friends and loved ones who had known the young man during his lifetime, and which bespoke in a manner the love and esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best.

Deceased had been ill for several weeks, during which time he had been confined to his bed. He was a quiet and unassuming young man who found his greatest pleasure in doing for others, especially little children, all of whom were his friends.

He is survived by his parents and five sisters, Mrs. R. L. Moore, Frost; Mrs. Robert A. Webb, Dallas; Mrs. E. W. Robinson, Corsicana; Mrs. S. E. Ellington, Corsicana; Mrs. W. B. Burdine, Dallas.

Following were the active pallbearers:
Robert L. Moore, Robert A. Webb, Eugene W. Robinson, Sidney E. Ellington, Burley Burdine, W. R. Marlow.

Following were the honorary pallbearers:
Albert Young, Dr. T. S. Slater, Dr. T. A. Miller, Dr. W. T. Shell, Dr. J. S. Daniels, J. S. Murchison, J. Nick Garitty, J. N. Edens, G. P. Thompson, W. W. Harris, C. E. McWilliams, J. S. Callicutt, Pat Brown, W. M. Huggins, Jack Weaver, J. D. Story, Edgar Young, Tom Cobb, P. Mayer, J. B. Robinson, Hiram Rainwater, Gus Young, Sidney P. Story, Isaac Levy, Jr., H. Kaufman, M. Evans, Isaac Levy, Sr., Elbert Williams, Clint Harrison, Lanty Miller, Dr. A. W. Rogers, Charley Walker, Sydney Marks, S. H. King, J. H. Crumbley, R. D. Fleming, Jim Bush, Lewis Wilkinson, Charles Highnote, Wayne R. Howell, J. H. Melton, W. Y. Bankhead, E. O. Coffey, J. D. Hamilton, Ewing Edens, Geroge W. Boyd, Robert Tatum, Felix Tatum, R. I. Kent, Robert Kelly, E. P. Zinke, G. C. Kent, J. J. Sullivan, A. E. Haslam, E. L. Kent, R. E. Schoeps, Roy Neece, Clyde Neese, J. W. Howell, Tom Bryson, O. S. Bryson, Henry Reed, J. P. Bryson, L. L. Kent, B. Harwell, Joe E. Butler, C. A. Middleton, Carey Loyd, Wes Martin, Dick Highnote, Mr. London and the stewards of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

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Seaborn Dillard Ramsey
Apr 11, 1862 - Sep 20, 1943

S. D. Ramsey Died Monday Afternoon

S. D. Ramsey, pioneer resident of Navarro County, died shortly before press hour Monday at his home on South Fifteenth Street. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

A long time resident of Corsicana Mr. Ramsey was engaged in the oil business here for a number of years and is well known.

Corley’s Funeral Home is in charge.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR S. D. RAMSEY FIVE O’CLOCK TODAY

Funeral services for S. D. Ramsey, age 81 years, are planned for 5 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home, Rev. A. A. Peacock, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist Church will conduct the rites and burial will be in Hamilton cemetery. He died at his home here Monday afternoon after a lingering illness.

A pioneer resident of Corsicana he was engaged in the oil business for a number of years.

Surviving are his wife, Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. R. L. Moore, Dallas; Mrs. R. E. Webb, Dallas; Mrs. W. B. Burdine, Dallas; Mrs. S. E. Ellington, Chatfield; Mrs. E. W. Robinson, Corsicana; a step-son, Lynn Spencer, Corsicana, a step-daughter, Mrs. Vaughn Osborn, Corsicana; a brother, J. H. Ramsey, Crystal City; a sister, Mrs. Della Bryson, Corsicana; several grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be J. N. Garitty, F. C. Paul, George Daniels, Orian Bryson, C. A. Middleton, John C. Hughes, R. D. Fleming, and J. H. Brown.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, September 21, 1943
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Margaret Elizabeth “Betty” (Cunningham) Ramsey married Nov. 15, 1883 assumed 2nd wife Elizabeth Ann “Lizzie” (Settle) Spencer-Ramsey (she is the mother of Archie Lynn Spencer and Blanche Yvonne (Spencer) Osborne)

Mary Emma (Day) Coleman
Jul 1845 - Nov 9, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED WOMAN IS HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Coleman, aged 81 years, who died at the residence of her son-in-law, Pat Geraughty, 918 West First avenue at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church.

A number of grown children survive.

Mrs. Coleman was born in Alabama.

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Patrick Henry “Pat” Geraughty
Jan 31, 1872 - May 10, 1963

P. H. Geraughty Dies Friday; Rites Saturday

Pat H. Geraughty, 91, former county office-holder and retired teacher, died Friday afternoon at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home following several years illness.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Saturday at 4 p.m. with burial in Hamilton. The rites will be conducted by C. B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Surviving are a son, Alva Geraughty, Weslaco; three daughters, Mrs. Alvin Grill, Houston; Mrs. D. P. Guyton, Midland, and Mrs. A. S. Hill, Waco; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

Patrick Henry Geraughty was born, January 31, 1872, at Snow Hill, Wilcox county, Ala., now Furman. He came to Van Zandt county at the age of six years and after one year the family came to Navarro county.

Beginning life on his own at 12 years of age, Geraughty received a First Grade Certificate at the age of 12 to teach school in 1895. He taught a total of 42 years around Corsicana and in Navarro county. The last school was at the Bryan district (Drane) in 1948 when 76 years of age. The district later was transferred to the Corsicana district.

Geraughty served two consecutive terms as Navarro county dictrict clerk and one term as Texas State representative 1943-1944. He later taught school two years during World War II and served eight years as justice of the peace, Precinct 1, retiring from that office in 1958, declining to run for re-election because of ill health.

His wife died March 21, 1962.

During his term in the legislature, when Price Daniel , later governor, was Speaker, Geraughty was a co-sponsor of a bill to pension teachers.

Pallbearers will be Eugene Geraughty, William Harwell, Tom Player, Paul Guyton, Carl Matthews, Charles Edmiston, Jr.; Harry Sewell and Walter Day.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 11, 1963
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Hamilton cemetery
  • Received teaching certificate at age of 12—Justice of Peace—District Clerk—served Texas State Representative, co sponsoring Teacher Retirement Plan
  • h/o Mary Levisa/Levicle (Coleman) Geraughty married May 15, 1898 s/o Patrick Geraughty and Frances (Smoke) Geraughty

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Pat Geraughty Rites Saturday

Funeral services for Pat. H. Geraughty, 91, who died Friday afternoon after a several years’ illness, were held Saturday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

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

Native of Alabama, he came to Texas at the age of six and to Navarro county the following year.

Geragughty taught school for more than 40 years, served two terms as district clerk, four terms as justice of the peace, and one term in the Texas Legislature where he co-sponsored the teacher retirement pension legislation.

Surviving are a son, Alva Geraughty, Weslaco; three daughters, Mrs. Alvin Grill, Houston; Mrs. D. P. Guyton, Midland, and Mrs. A. S. Hill, Waco; 14 grandchildren and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Eugene Geraughty, William Harwell, Tom Player, Paul Guyton, Carl Matthews, Charles Edmiston, Jr.; Harry Sewell and Walter Day.

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Mary Levicle/Lavisa (Coleman) Geraughty
Sep 19, 1878 - Mar 21, 1962

Mrs. Geraughty Dies Wednesday

Mrs. Pat H. Geraughty, 83, of 602 North Beaton street, died at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home about noon Wednesday.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in the Hamilton cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Claude B. Holcomb, minister of the Fifth Avenue Church of Christ.

Born, September 19, 1878, in Snowhill, Ala., she was brought to Corsicana when three weeks old and resided in Corsicana and Navarro county the remainder of her life.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana, retired teacher, former district clerk, legislator and justice of the peace; a son, Alva Geraughty, Weslaco; three daughters, Mrs. Alvin Grill, Houston; Ms. B. T. Guyton, Midland, and Mrs. A. S. Hill, Waco; 14 grandchildren; a brother, Mitchell Coleman, Kanawich, Wash., and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 21, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Patrick Henry “Pat” Geraughty married May 15, 1898; d/o Jessie Jackson “Jack” Coleman, Jr. & Emma Mary (Day) Coleman

Agnes (Isles) Martin
Nov 14, 1883 - Aug 10, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY FOR WOMAN WHO DIED OLNEY

Mrs. John R. Martin died in a hospital at Olney, Texas, late Wednesday and the remains will be shipped to Corsicana arriving on the 11 o’clock train Thursday night. The funeral services will be conducted sometime Friday with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

She is survived by her husband and three children.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. JOHN MARTIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Mrs. John R. Martin, who died at a sanitarium in Olney, Young county, Texas, late Wednesday, were held Friday afternoon from the residence of Roy Martin, 1004 South Seventeenth and one-half street at 5:15 o’clock with interment in Hamilton cemetery.

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

She is survived by her husband and three children.

The remains reached Corsicana on the 11 o’clock train Thursday night.

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Carlos Buel Love, Rev.
Jan 11, 1898 - Apr 14, 1966

Carlos B. Love Is Found Dead In Automobile

Carlos B. Love, 68, of 2520 West Fifth avenue was found dead in his car that had left West Third avenue and North Thirty-first street and stopped against an embankment, Thursday afternoon.

Judge W. H. Tipton, Justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of death from natural causes following an investigation by city police.

Funeral services will be held Saturday 2 p.m. from the First Assembly of God church on South Fifteenth street.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bracy I. Greer, Dallas, and Rev. R. F. Donald, pastor of the First Assembly of God church. Burial will be in the Hamilton cemetery.

Love was pastor of the White’s Chapel Community church and was a long-time carpenter here. He was a member of the IOOF.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; two sons, Carlos O. Love, Dallas, and James C. Love, Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Mary M. Champion, Groves; seven grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two brothers, and a step-sister.

Pallbearers will be Jack Conger, Billy Bates, Clinton Bates, Benny Joe Robinson, N. W. Levins and J. J. Rogers.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, April 15, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Gertrude (Robinson) Love; s/o Henry M. Love & Lillian G. (Kelley) Love-Fields-Jackson (Lillian is buried in Oakwood cemetery)

Dorris June Collins
May 11, 1920 - Aug 11, 1926

LITTLE GIRL DIES FAMILY HOME HERE FUNERAL THURSDAY

Dorris June Collins, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Collins, died at the family residence, 838 South Sixteenth street at 5:30 o’clock Wednesday morning. The funeral services will be conducted at the residence Thursday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

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Billie Joe Collins
Dec 29, 1923 - Dec 19, 1926

LITTLE GIRL DIES; FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON

Funeral services for Billie Joe Collins, aged 2 years, 11 months and 20 days, daughter of C. J. Collins, who died Sunday morning, were held Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton cemetery.

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Virgil E. Phelps
Sep 9, 1878 - Jun 20, 1898

Texas Christian Advocate, June 31, 1898:

Virgil Phelps, son of Lewis and Jerucia F. Phelps, was born near Athens, Henderson County, Texas, September 9, 1878, and died near Barry, Texas, June 19, 1898, aged nineteen years, nine months and ten days. He professed religion two years ago, under the ministry of Rev. J. J. Canafax. While he did not unite with the Church, for reasons which he thought to be sufficient, yet he gave evidence of salvation which gave great consolation to his dear old grandmother and other loved ones who mourn his absence.
W. H. Crawford
Barry, Texas

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Kenneth Justin Bryant
July 17, 1921 - Mar 9, 2017
 
On March 9, 2017, our beloved, Kenneth Justin Bryant, faithful Christian and World War II Veteran of Okinawa, departed this earth to join a host of loved ones awaiting his arrival in Heaven.
Kenneth was born on July 17, 1921, in Blooming Grove, Texas, to William Alexander Bryant and Vera Bell Watson Bryant. He was a 1940 graduate of Blooming Grove High School, lettered four years on the Lions football team and graduated from Business College
.
He married the love of his life, Fabris Adine Sykes, on February 14, 1942, and when Fabris took her departure to Heaven on January 27, 2012, the Valentine couple were just 18 days shy of their 70th wedding anniversary. The Bryants have been featured in several Daily Light Valentine pictorials down through the decades as they had been residents of Waxahachie since 1966.

Kenneth and Fabris were the parents of two children, both longtime Waxahachie residents, William Jefferson “Jeff” Bryant and Deborah Dean Bryant Foster. They were grandparents of Jeffry Russell of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Chief Petty Officer Phillip Justin “PJ” Foster, USN, of Panama City, Florida; Tammi Foster Bates of Plano; Stephanie Foster Eitrheim of Austin; Stephen Foster, Jr., of Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Lowell Glenn Bryant of Waxahachie; Julie Forgason of Chatfield; Bryan Cravens of Waxahachie and Kelly Cravens of Blooming Grove. They are also survived by a number of great grandchildren and several great great grandchildren.

The Bryants were members of Farley Street Baptist Church for more than thirty years and also Heritage Baptist Church for 14 years. Kenneth taught Sunday School and they both sang in the choir and were members of several committees within the church community. Kenneth helped Fabris with her voluntary duties as she was a member in long standing with Baylor Hospital Auxiliary.

In the spring of 1945, Kenneth Bryant was dispatched aboard the Day Star ship to an island off the coast of Japan in the China Sea. America needed Okinawa Island as a base to plan to attack the mainland of Japan, in order to end the war. Not only did Kenneth survive the conflicts of Okinawa but after the Japanese surrender in August, there were many snipers on the island who never heard about the surrender and continued to attack American service people. Also, in October, before being sent home, he survived one of the worst typhoons the island had ever endured in Typhoon Louise.
“We were told it was every man for himself since we were living in huts and with the storm coming we had to seek our own shelter,” Kenneth recalled years later. He crawled under a large rock and held on for dear life and by morning when the storm finally passed by he returned to find a hut lifted and dropped right on top of his hut and destroyed.

Since he was in the Navy Reserves in 1950, Kenneth was called back into duty for the Korean Conflict. He and Fabris and son Jeff moved to California while he trained for active duty but was discharged due to a medical problem prior to going overseas.

Kenneth Bryant will long be remembered for his gentleness, his kindness and his humility. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1972, then worked for the Dart Container as a maintenance man. In the early 1980’s Kenneth teamed up with several retired men of Waxahachie (J.W. Mauldin, Wayne Phillips, Pat Ramsey, among others) to form what they called the Over the Hill Gang. This team made up a complete construction team, doing jobs all over the county for a few years. Kenneth also drew the plans and built three homes in Ellis County and one in Navarro County, doing most of the work himself or with family help.

Family time and visitation for friends will be from 6 pm. until 8 p.m. at the Wayne Boze Funeral Chapel in Waxahachie on March 12. Mr. Bryant requested an outdoor service at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Blooming Grove where he will be interred in the family plot. The service will be held March 13, 2017 at 3 p.m. and will be conducted by Brother Richard Smith of Farley Street Baptist Church and Kenneth‘s grandson, Steve Foster, Jr..
Wayne Boze Funeral Home

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Mattie S. (Grayson) Steele
Jul 16, 1867 - Dec 4, 1919

In Memory of Mrs. Mat Steele

We all know that you miss her.
And it broke your hearts when she died;
Sad and lonely is your home,
For wife and mother is not there.

Yes, you will miss her
More than words can express,
But now she is an angel
In that happy home of rest.

You could not keep her;
God needed her up there
To make that home complete,
Where there is never pain or care.

Yes, she has left your home,
Left you broken, broken hearted;
But hope again to meet her,
And never more be parted.

Your cries can not bring her back;
No, she has gone to stay,
Where Jesus ever reigns,
And there is everlasting day.

You may never have a home again;
There may never be another
That can fill her place;
Fill the place of wife and mother.

Your happy home is broken,
It does not seem like home;
Wife and mother has gone to heaven,
And you are left alone.

I know it isn’t home at all,
Just father and brother;
For a home is not complete
Without a wife and mother.

You can not forget her,
Forget her tender care;
I know you are lonely,
For wife and mother is not there.

But perhaps you will meet her,
The time may not be long,
Till you may be together,
In that happy, beautiful home.

A FRIEND.
 

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, Jan 10, 1920
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Midway Cemetery, Navarro Co., TX
  • List shows her as Mattie S. (Grayson) Steele - death certificate says d/o Sweatman and McCann - marriage license says J. B. Steele and Mattie Sweatman married Dec. 4, 1882

Stephen Joshua “Josh” Hendley, Jr.
Nov 18, 1869 - Jun 6, 1915

In Memoriam.

On the morning of June the sixth the death angel visited the home of Mrs. Ida Hendley and took away from her her dear husband, of whom she loved so well, of whom she had nursed and cared for twenty-three years. He leaves seven dear children besides his sweet wife, to mourn his death.

He loved his home, his wife and children, also the dear old county of Navarro.

He was born and reared in Anderson county, where his wife and children now reside. He left the place for Navarro county when quite a young man, to live until death claimed him. He was loved by all who knew him, was a member of good standing in Midway church until his health began to fail him, then his brothers and sisters of the church thought he had fallen from grace because he would not attend church often, but thank God I have heard him say so many times that he still loved the dear old church of God and the dear people that belonged to it.

He often said…Oh! How I love that dear sweet place. I wish we could have all true Christians as this dear man was. He was so noble, so pure in heart, always trying to do good for others. It was hard so bitter hard to see his sweet wife and children mourn over him, but the Lord doeth his own will.

Oh yes, in weakness we question why he was taken from a wife who loved him dearly. His little children will never know the pleasure of a father’s love, and they will feel not his strong arm to guard them against the difficulties of this life. May the hearts that are bleeding be made to realize that his life has only been transplanted to a better world.

We have only his memory left us
His presence has been taken away,
We shall keep that and cherish it always,
As we plod life’s weary way,
Lord remember wife, sister and children,
Have mercy upon them we pray,
Help them their burdens to bear,
Which seem so heavy to bear.

He died in San Antonio Asylum of Palagra on June sixth and was shipped to Streetman Texas June seventh where his wife and children met him to part forever in this life. He was laid to rest in Midway cemetery June eighth. They bade him farewell and went back to their home to await the coming time when they shall meet him.

A TRUE FRIEND.

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James Ray Anderson
Sep 13, 1896 - Jan 28, 1926

J. RAY ANDERSON DIED EARLY HOUR THURSDAY MORNING

POPULAR YOUNG BUSINESS MAN BURIED STREETMAN THURSDAY AFTERNOON

J. Ray Anderson, aged 29 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Anderson, 1254 North Beaton street, Thursday morning at 12:00, after several days’ illness with pneumonia, and the remains were interred Thursday afternoon in the Midway cemetery, east of Streetman.

Deceased is survived by his wife, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dee Anderson, a sister, Mrs. B. E. Simpson of Mexia, and two brothers. He is also survived by numerous other relatives in Corsicana and in other parts of Navarro county.

Mr. Anderson was born and reared at Winkler, in the Southern edge of Navarro county, and removed to Corsicana some two years ago. He was engaged in the grocery business at the time of his death, being a member of the firm of Anderson & Anderson. He was a quiet and unassuming young man, but was possessed of those qualities that make for sterling manhood. He was honest, straight forward in all his dealings with his fellowman and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of his passing away.

He had been in ill health for several weeks, but had been confined to his bed only a few days, double pneumonia setting up and causing his death in a short time after its appearance. He will be missed by not only his immediate family, but by a host of friends who will remember his as one who could be called friend and who came up to the mark in all things.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 28, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Vivian (Bigham) Anderson married Jun 7, 1924; s/o William David “Dee” Anderson & Mary Ann “Mollie” (Steele) Anderson

William David “Dee” Anderson
Mar 2, 1856 - May 3, 1939

PIONEER RESIDENT WINKLER DIED AT HOME WEDNESDAY

WINKLER, May 8.—(Spl.)—W. D. Anderson, aged 82 years, Navarro county’s oldest Mason, died at his home here Wednesday after a long illness. Funeral services were held from the Midway Baptist church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, Revs. O. M. Barton, Hubert McKissack and Jones conducted the rites.

Mr. Anderson had resided in Navarro county for 56 years. He had been a member of the First Baptist church at Midway for many years.

Surviving are three children, Mrs. W. L. Simpson, Overton; Garland Anderson and Murl Anderson, both of Winkler; two brothers, B. L. Anderson, Mayor of Winnfield, La., and Ernest Anderson, Winnfield, La.; a sister, Mrs. R. L. Ozley, Arcadia, La.; two grandchildren, Billy Ray Simpson, Overton and Dorothy Lee Anderson, Winkler.

Pallbearers were Bradley Knowles, Judge Albert Haywood, Jack Glass, Jim Bonner, Paul Chandler, all members of the Masonic Lodge. Honorary pallbearers were the Winkler Lodge members.

A native of Elmo county, Ala., Mr. Anderson came to Winkler with his brother, the late J. P. Anderson, and operated a gin for a number of years. He later moved to Corsicana and was a member of the firm of Anderson and Anderson. He was postmaster at Winkler for 22 years and resigned because of ill health and was rural carrier for several years.

He was married to Miss Mary Ann Steele in 1890.

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Mary Ann “Mollie” (Steele) Anderson
Dec 13, 1867 - Sep 18, 1950

Mrs. Anderson Is Buried At Midway

WINKLER, Sept. 23—(Spl.)—Mrs. Mary Ann (Aunt Molley) Anderson, 81, pioneer resident of Winkler, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. L. Simpson at Selman City, Monday afternoon.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Midway Baptist church with burial in the Midway cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Herbert McKissack and R. L. Ryburn, both of Fairfield.

Mrs. Anderson was a charter member of the Midway Baptist church, organized 65 years ago.

Surviving are two sons, Garland and Murl Anderson, both of Winkler; one daughter, and a brother, Edd Steele, Fairfield.

Mrs. Anderson was born, Dec. 13, 1868, at Arcadia, La., but came to the Midway community at the age of 10 years with her late parents, Mr. and Mrs. Romulus A. Steele.

Pallbearers were C. A. Haywood, W. L. (Bill) Beauchamp, H. L. Rash, Emmett Ferguson, Ernest Ferguson, and John Massey.

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Garland Blair “Snooks” Anderson
Jan 12, 1905 - Feb 7, 1961

G. B. Anderson Dies Tuesday

Garland B. (Snooks) Anderson, 56, Navarro county native, died Tuesday night in the Fairfield hospital after a short illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Midway Baptist church with Rev. R. L. Ryburn, Kirvin minister officiating. Interment will be in the Midway cemetery.

Anderson was born at Winkler, Jan. 12, 1905. He had resided at Winkler most of his life.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. W. L. Simpson, Tyler; one brother, Murl Anderson, Winkler, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be John Massey, Jack Barker, Frank Massey, Garner Steele, Allen Knight and Lester (Bully) Moore.

Corley directed.

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G. B. Anderson Rites Thursday

Funeral services for Garland B. (Snooks) Anderson, 56, were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Midway Baptist church with Rev. R. L. Ryburn, Kirvin minister, officiating. Interment was in the Midway cemetery.

A native of Winkler who was born Jan. 12, 1905, Anderson died Tuesday night in the Fairfield hospital after a short illness. He had resided most of his life at Winkler.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. W. L. Simpson, Tyler; one brother, Murl Anderson, Winkler, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were John Massey, Jack Barker, Frank Massey, Garner Steele, Allen Knight and Lester (Bully) Moore.

Corley directed.

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Mayna L. (Anderson) Simpson
Jan 12, 1899 - Feb 1, 1965

Mrs. Simpson OF Tyler Expires Monday Morning

TYLER, Feb. 1 (Spl.)—Mrs. Mayna Simpson, 66, native of Winkler, died in a local hospital Monday morning following an extended times.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. from the Burks-Walter-Tippitt Funeral Chapel here with graveside rites at the Midway cemetery near Winkler Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The rites here will be conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church, of which she was a member. Rev. Herbert L. McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, will conduct the graveside services.

The family had resided here six years.

Surviving are her husband, Wm. L. Simpson, Tyler; a son, William Ray Simpson, Abilene; a brother, M. D. Anderson, Winkler; two nieces and two nephews.

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Tuesday Rites Mrs. Simpson

Graveside services for Mrs. Mayna Simpson, 66, former teacher, who died in a Tyler hospital Monday after an extended illness, were held at the Midway cemetery near Winkler Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. H. L. McKissack, Teague Baptist minister, conducted the rites at the cemetery.

Rites at 10 a.m. Tuesday in the Burks-Walter-Tippitt Funeral Chapel in Tyler were conducted by Dr. W. M. Shamburger, pastor of the First Baptist church of which Mrs. Simpson was a member.

Surviving are her husband, Wm. L. Simpson, Tyler; a son, William Ray Simpson, Abilene; a brother, M. D. Anderson, Winkler, and two nieces and two nephews.

Griffin directed local arrangements.

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Leon B. LaMarque
Aug 27, 1907 - Jan 9, 1925

Died at Richland Last Night.

Leon B. Lamarque, 17-year-old son of M. Lamarque, died at the family home there at 2:30 this morning, and the remains will be interred in the Richland cemetery at 2:30 tomorrow.

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James Franklin Renshaw
May 6, 1875 - Jun 18, 1925

Richland Man Died Suddenly Thursday

J. P. Penshaw, aged 50 years, died suddenly at Richland Thursday afternoon. The remains were interred today in Richland cemetery.

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Alvia “Alvie” (Presley) Renshaw
Apr 28, 1875 - Feb 3, 1945

MRS. ALVIA RENSHAW WAS BURIED MONDAY RICHLAND CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Alvia Renshaw, 71, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M. R. Mitchell, Currie, Saturday evening, were held from the Methodist church at Richland Monday afternoon. Rev. W. S. Fisher conducted the rites and interment was in the Richland cemetery.

Mrs. Renshaw moved to Navarro county from Oklahoma in 1824 and has resided in the county since that time.

Surviving are four sons, Frank Renshaw, Kilgore; Merion S. Renshaw, McCamey; Orville Renshaw, Kilgore; three daughters, Mrs. M. R. Mitchell, Currie; Mrs. Veta Irene Tate, Overton; Mrs. Effie May Harris, Houston; two brothers, George Presley, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Taylor Presley, El Paso, a sister, Mrs. Mary Gillard, Oklahoma City, and other relatives.

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Minnie Jane (Brown) Madewell
Sep 4, 1884 - Aug 12, 1926

RICHLAND WOMAN BURIED THURSDAY SICK SHORT TIME.

Special to the Sun.
Richland, Aug. 12.—Mrs. J. G. Madewell, age 42 years, died at her home here Wednesday afternoon at 5:35 following an illness of one week. Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon with burial in the Richland cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Ingle. Baptist minister of this city.

Mrs. Madewell is survived by her husband, eight children, her mother, Mrs. Brown of Waco and one sister, Mrs. McCreary, of Waco.

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RICHLAND NEWS.
Special to the Sun.

Richland, Texas, August. 19.

Two visits from the death angel in our little town has cast a sadness over the whole city. The grim Reaper first took as his victim Mrs. Minnie Madewell Thursday at 6 p.m. she was 42 years of age. Mrs. Madewell was a very loveable character, loved by all who knew her. She leaves eight children and a devoted husband to mourn her loss.

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James. D. Evans
abt 1872 - May 6, 1926

Special to the Sun.

Richland, Texas, May 13.—The funeral of Mr. James Evans, formerly of this place, whose death occurred very suddenly in Fort Worth from a stroke of paralysis on Friday, took place in the home of Dr. A. N. Brown on Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Interment in Richland cemetery at 4:30. Mr. Evans was 54 years of age. He leaves one brother, Henry Evans, of Mexico, and one cousin, Mrs. A. N. Brown, Sr., of Richland to mourn his loss. His remains were accompanied by his nephew, “Dink” Evans of Mexico.

“Dink” Evans, formerly of Washington, D. C., but now residing in Old Mexico is visiting his uncles of his place, Drs. A. N. Brown and J. H. Edgar.

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George Washington McDaniel
Aug 10, 1859 - Aug 30, 1926

Farmer Died North Corsicana Monday

Funeral services for George McDaniel, 68 years old, farmer, who died at his home north of town Monday, were held at Richland at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon with burial in the Richland cemetery.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, August 31, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” (Wilson) McDaniel; s/o Charlie McDaniel & Mamie (Maurice) McDaniel per death certificate

Suzanne (Ferguson) Romain
Dec 3, 1941 - July 27, 2016

Suzanne Romain of Corsicana passed away on Wednesday morning, July 27, 2016 at the age of 74.
She was born Dec. 3, 1941 in Decatur to E.L Ferguson and Mary Katherine Rutherford.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Romain; son, Michael Stephen Ferguson (Fergy); mother, Mary Katherine Ferguson and father, E.L Ferguson.
She is survived by her daughters, Raymona Romain and Michael West of Corsicana, Kathy Ferguson Cranford and Len Cranford of Blooming Grove, Debbie and Thomas Batey of Corsicana and Rebecca and Steve Stroh and a cousin, Kay and Ronnie McQueen.
She is also survived by grandchildren, Brian and Tiffany Forns, Stacy Garland, Harley Miller, Tracy Garland, Brent Sprinkle, Chris Garland, Michael and Melinda Ferguson, Amanda and Nathan Grant and Jennifer and Robert Gan; great grandchildren, Jordan and Lacy Forns, Kylie and Taylor Garland, Jonathan and Joshua Sweeney, Jacob and Lydia Williams, Joseph Williams, Bailey Miller. Blake Gan, Tabitha and Evan Grant, Kalyne, Kaleb and Kamryn Ferguson, Kathy LeJeune and son Jimmy LeJeune, Jennifer LeJeune, Brittany Barr and daughter Saiyler Barr and the family angel bestie bestie Judy Brooks the glue that kept us together.
Suzanne is also survived by all her church family.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2016 at the House of Praise Church of God with Rev. Tim Schane officiating.
Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brian Forns, Chris Garland, Len Cranford, Michael Ferguson, Joseph Forns, Michael West, Joshua Sweeney and Kaleb Ferguson. Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.

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Hazel (Sparks) McLauchlin
Oct 27, 1917 - Aug 3, 2016
 
Born on Oct. 27, 1917, Hazel McLauchlin would come to be known as a precious child, adoring sister, impeccable friend, devoted wife (since 1939), loving mother, fun-loving aunt and as "Tutsie" to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In her 98 years, born and raised in Corsicana, she touched countless lives through her commitment to Westminster Presbyterian Church and working at the State Children's Home, Collins Middle School, First National Bank and Majors and McLauchlin Insurance Agency.
She had a contagious laugh, a penchant for party planning, a partiality to bridge games, an eye for decorating, a love for family and an unshakable foundation of faith and integrity. She was the life of any gathering not because she needed or expected such, but because she radiated a luminescent glow to which you couldn't help but be drawn.
She loved travel and the fellowship of life long friends - whether in her soiree club, literary club, or bridge club of which she was a faithful member of each for 50+ years.
She was preceded in death by husband Woodrow Wilson "Bill" McLauchlin, son Rodney McLauchlin and sisters Marie Johnson and Mary Elizabeth "Babe" Redden.
Her legacy lives on through daughter Hazel Ann Irvin; daughter-in-law Janice McLauchlin; granddaughters Diane and husband Richard Rousey, Hollie and husband Jeff Higgins; grandson Ryan McLauchlin; great grandson Hunter Case; great granddaughters Campbell and Ellyse Higgins, and other local and nation-wide extended family.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, August 6, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 10 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Corsicana.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home

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Tommie Jane (Ratliff) Allen
May 25, 1928 - Aug 2, 2016

Tommie Jane Allen, 88, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 in Spring, Texas.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at Oakwood Cemetery. Officiating the service will be Mr. Tom Herrin.

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Martha Ann "Mattie" (Smith) Holley
Apr 20, 1857 - Dec 10, 1946

Pioneer Sweetwater Resident Dead (Obituary)
SWEETWATER, Dec. 12. — Funeral for Mrs. Martha Ann Holley, 89, a resident of Sweetwater for more than 40 years, was held at 1:30 p.m. today in the Wells Funeral home chapel. Burial was to follow in the Zion cemetery near Loraine.

Mrs. Holley died at her home here at 5 p. m. Tuesday. She was born April 20, 1857, at Booneville, Miss. On Dec. 22, 1881, she married the late John T. Holley at Booneville. She and her husband came to Texas in 1898.

She was survived by two sons, Claude Henry Holley, Sweetwater, and Clinton T. Holley, Monahans;
six daughters:
Mrs. Bert Williams (Myrtle) , Sweetwater,
Mrs. W. F. Ambrose (Myrtie), Oklahoma City,
Mrs. H. H. (Arrie) Kirkpatrick, San Bernadino, Calif.,
Mrs. N. L. (Tina) Tivis, Portales, N. M.,
Mrs. J. L. (Lurena) Tillison, Monahans, and
Mrs. N. L. (Etta Rose) Chandler, Jacksonville.

Notes:

  • The Abilene Texas Reporter-News, Thursday, December 12, 1946, page 14 & December 13, 1946, page 19
  • Daughter of Henry Smith and Elizabeth Johnston, both of Mississippi
  • Birth: Apr. 20, 1857, Booneville, Prentiss County, Mississippi, USA
    Death: Dec. 10, 1946, Sweetwater, Nolan County, Texas, USA

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