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Elias G. Flanagan
Nov 14, 1844 - Nov 17, 1927

AGED CONFEDERATE VETERAN SUCCUMBS TO FALL INJURIES

E. G. Flannigan, aged 83 years, an old Confederate veteran, died at the Navarro County Hospital about 8 o’clock Thursday evening after an illness of several days following a fall in which he received a broken hip.

Burial will be made at Zion’s Rest Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

He is survived by one son.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Nov 18, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Sarah (Swain) Flanagan married Dec. 27, 1865 s/o William Jackson “Jack” Flanagan and Elizabeth Anna (Jackson) Flanagan
  • Obituary and Death Certificate say "Zions Rest" - Find-A-Grave has Oakwood Cemetery

Moses Taylor Summers
Dec 9, 1854 - Feb 8, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR ZION’S REST MAN

Moses Taylor Summers, aged 72 years, died at his residence west of Zion’s Rest Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the remains were interred in Zion’s Rest cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. W. G. Gwaltney, pastor of the Zion’s Rest Methodist church.

He is survived by his wife and several grown children.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Feb 9, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Catherine Ann E. “Katy” (Cockrell) Summers married Dec. 19, 1872 2nd wife Martha A. (Frull) Summers married Dec. 29, 1887 3rd wife Mary Nancy (Childress) Summers married Jun. 25, 1895 s/o John Burton Summers and Martha (Sanders) Summers

Frances Lantishie “Tishie” (Harrison) Deen
Feb 9, 1870 - Dec 15, 1927

NATIVE NAVARRO COUNTY DIED AFTER LINGERING ILLNESS

Mrs. W. Q. Deen, aged 57 years, native of Navarro county, resident of the Farmer community, four miles north of Corsicana for twenty years, died in Purdon Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock following an illness since August of this year, and the remains were interred in the Zion’s Rest cemetery Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. T. Gardner, Methodist minister of Purdon.

Surviving are one son, W. A. Deen, student of Texas A. & M. College, College Station; one brother, R. H. Harrison, Purdon; three half-brothers, T. L. Ellis, Richard Ellis, Ester Ellis all of Purdon; five sisters, Mrs. W. E. Tinton, Purdon; Mrs. Ada Merrill, San Angelo; Mrs. Spurgeon Williams, Corsicana; Mrs. E. S. North, Blooming Grove; Mrs. J. O. Mitchell, Waco.

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Earl Hardy Browning, Jr.
June 1, 1931 - Jul 17, 2016
 
On July 17, 2016, at age 85, Earl Hardy Browning died as he lived, on his own terms and leaving nothing on the table. He served his beloved country in both the Air Force and the Navy for fifteen years. He wrung every ounce of life from his body before leaving this place. A life-long adventurer and world traveler, he checked off everything on his bucket list. He left to his children and grandchildren the lessons of hard work, determination and the effectiveness of a positive attitude when encountering an obstacle. He left behind two daughters and a son, Catherine Browning, Patricia Browning Harvey, and Earl Browning, III, grandchildren, Andrea Self, April and husband Derek Platt, Tara and husband Andrew Maskrey, Nicolette Britton, Ariel Patton, Trey Patton, and Blake Harvey, and great-grandchildren Isaac King, Kiernan Roles, Raiden Britton, Harlee Britton, and Weston Maskrey. Memorial services to be held Friday, August 5, 2 p.m. at Corley Funeral Home, 418 North 13th St., Corsicana, Texas

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Jerry Holmes Matthews
May 1, 1934 - July 31, 2016
 
Jerry Holmes Matthews 82 of Cooper passed away Sunday July 31, 2016.
Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday August 5, 2016 at the First United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery.
Pastor Dean Eudy will officiate. Family will receive friends at Delta Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday August 4, 2016.
Jerry was born May 1, 1934 in Longview, TX. to Thurman Booty and Ardell Hogue Matthews. They have preceded him in death.
He married the love of his life Gloria Kathryn Jenkins on January 22,
1957 in Cooper, TX. She survives him at the family home.
Other survivors include three children: Michael Matthews, Melinda Coffman and Mitzi Cramer; 10 grandchildren: McLane Matthews, Abbey Matthews, Addison Matthews; Mason Coffman, Chaney Coffman, Madeline Coffman, Kennedy Coffman; Quinn Patterson, Connor Patterson, Sydney Patterson; and three great grandchildren: Bradan Patterson, Maddox Patterson and Annabel Patterson.
Jerry attended Baylor University and transferred to East Texas State University and graduated in 1957. He went on to receive his Masters degree in Education from East Texas State University . He began his prestigious coaching career shortly thereafter which included Corsicana High School, San Antonio Lee High School, and East Texas State University. He earned many awards and accolades, including an induction into the Texas High School Basketball Hall of Fame in 2001. His recent induction into the Texas A&M-Commerce Athletic Hall of Fame in 2015 was a reflection of both his abilities as a basketball and football player, as well as his contributions as the university's head basketball coach.
Coach Matthews was a mentor, friend, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. If he were asked, however, about his greatest achievement, he would tell you it was his 60 year marriage to Gloria.
"I've always loved Gloria." — Coach Jerry Holmes Matthews Services entrusted to the care of Delta Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers please send contributions to New Hope Church, P.O.
Box 45, Cooper TX 75432.

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Merinelle (Clark) Fletcher
May 10, 1921 - July 26, 2016
 
Merinelle Fletcher, 95 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.
She was born May 10, 1921 in Corsicana to parents Lynn and Polly Clark.
Merinelle and Leon were world travelers and went on many cruises together and visited countries in all continents.
She was an avid reader and duplicate bridge player winning tournaments from Corsicana to Alaska. She loved to play any type of game with her kids and grand kids and she loved dogs.
She attended Corsicana schools until ninth grade when her family moved to Dallas. She graduated from Highland Park High School in 1938.
She resided in Corsicana for the majority of her life. She was a long time member of First Baptist Church and her Christian faith was of utmost importance to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 72 years, Leon Fletcher; daughter Daun Wilson; brothers, Gordon Clark, Garner Clark, and sister Sarah Atwell.
Merinelle is survived by son, Scott Fletcher and wife, Janet of Corsicana; grandchildren Mark Wilson of Houston, Julie Wyatt of Lubbock, Christopher Fletcher of Boise, Idaho and Polly Hawthorne of Seattle, Washington.
Services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Navarro County Humane Society.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Johnny Charles Howze
Feb 8, 1946 - Aug 2, 2016
 
Johnny Charles Howze, 70, of Corsicana passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 2,
2016 in Temple.
He was born on Feb. 8, 1946 in Waco to Claude Leonard and Clyde Francis Howze.
Johnny was a private individual who enjoyed his coffee, fishing, and the small things in life. Although he was often direct in his approach, he was very likeable to those who knew him.
He was proud that with hard work, determination, and help from his AA group, he was able to able to remain sober for over 40 years.
He cared for and loved his family, friends and his cats.
He served his country in the United States Army and dedicated over 40 years to the Old Mexican Inn Restaurant whom he considered as family.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Clyde Howze, sisters Leona Carolyn Chandler and Yvonne Richotte.
He is survived by his sons; JC Howze and wife Regan of Corsicana, and Taylor Howze of Denton; step-sons; Wyndell Gore and wife Shea of Corsicana and Elmo Gore and wife Dana and their three children of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; brother, Bud Howze of Phoenix, Arizona; nieces, Jody Stahr Moeller and husband Mark, Missy Stahr Bealle and husband Bruce, and Rhonda Chandler; and nephews, David Neil Chandler and William Keith Chandler.
Cremation will be under the direction of Corley Funeral Home.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Country Meadows Nursing Home, the Staff at Old Mexican Inn and the Flores Family who cared for Mr. Howze.

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Welton Lewis Betts Sr.
Oct 29, 1971 - Sept 25, 2016
 
Welton Lewis Betts Sr., 44 of Corsicana passed away Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016. He was born Oct. 29, 1971 in Corsicana to Welton Bailey and Frances Jewel Betts.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lawanda Shantel Betts; mother, Frances Jewel Bailey and sister, Valerie Shay Bailey.
Welton is survived by his wife, Wanda Gail Betts; children, Welton Lewis Betts Jr., Christian Joy Betts and Russell Mattix, Jr. (nephew); sisters and brother, Diana Campbell and Reuben of Dallas, Charlotte Caldwell of Corsicana, Kelton Bailey and Holly of Corsicana and Sheria Givens of Athens.
He is also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 at Northside Baptist Church with Pastor Eddie Jones officiating along with Pastor Earnest Betts assisting.
Interment to follow at Prairie Point Cemetery in Kerens.
Pallbearers will be Joe Vega, Elias O'Neal, Bobby Bergey, Trey Wilson, Jayson Perry and Joe Greenwell.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Kerens man killed in Cedar Hill carjacking
• By Caleb Downs and Chris Siron Dallas Morning News
• Sep 26, 2016
A gunman is at large after killing Welton Betts, 44, of Kerens in a carjacking and opening fire on other vehicles in Cedar Hill late Sunday.
Police reportedly were investigating whether a fatal road-rage shooting nearby was related to the other violence.
The Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office has identified Sylvester Franco-Luciano, 40, as a suspect in the crimes, according to KTBS-TV. A spokesman for the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office said it received information from the Dallas Police Department about Franco-Luciano possibly fleeing to Shreveport and is working to locate him now.
Police describe him as a white or Hispanic, about 5-foot-10 with a thin build and dark hair.
Franco-Luciano may be driving a stolen 2014 silver Lexus sedan with license plate DPG 6380. He is armed and extremely dangerous, police say.
Police say they searched a home in the 600 block of Bringhurst Drive in Shreveport for Franco-Luciano but didn't find anything. It is unclear how he is connected to the home at this time.
The string of crimes began about 11 p.m., when a gunman opened fire on vehicles near South Broad Street and West Belt Line Road in Cedar Hill.
A victim in one vehicle suffered injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening and was hospitalized. Another man's vehicle was damaged, but he was not hurt.
Franco-Luciano reportedly abandoned the pickup he had been driving at a Texaco station near U.S. 67, where police say he fatally shot Betts who was pumping gas, forced a passenger out of the vehicle and drove away.
Franco-Luciano drove a few miles before abandoning the stolen vehicle and breaking into a home in the 800 block of Ash Lane to take the 2014 Lexus sedan, police say. He stole the resident's car keys and fled the scene. No one was hurt at the home.
Another gunshot victim was found dead in a vehicle near Spur 408 and Grady Niblo Road. Police were investigating to determine whether the gunman was involved in that crime.
Anyone with information about the suspect should call 911.

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Police arrest Betts killing suspect after standoff
GEORGETOWN — A man suspected in a pair of Dallas-area killings including Welton Betts, 44, of Kerens, has been arrested at an apartment about 150 miles to the south near Austin.
Police say Silvestre Franco-Luviano was arrested Tuesday afternoon after a standoff at an apartment in Georgetown, about 25 miles north of Austin.
He had been sought in the shooting deaths late Sunday of Ruben Moreno in his car in southeastern Dallas and of Welton Betts at a gas station in the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill. Dallas police had issued a murder warrant for Franco-Luviano in the Moreno killing, and Dallas police spokeswoman Melinda Gutierrez said he was suspected in the Betts death.
A friend of Betts tells The Dallas Morning News that he was killed while returning from attending a Dallas Cowboys game.

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Jeanie Marie (Johnson) Arnett
Dec 31, 1941 - Oct 30, 2016

Jeanie Marie Arnett of Corsicana went to be with the Lord on Sunday evening, Oct. 30, 2016 at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas at the age of 74. She was born on Dec. 31, 1941 in the Winkler Community at the home of her aunt Ruby Minze to Leroy (Hoss) Johnson and Bertha MInze Johnson.
She married Roy Arnett in January 1972 and they made their home in Corsicana. She retired from Texas Miller Hat Factory and became a homemaker.
Jeanie is preceded in death by her parents Hoss and Bertha Johnson.
She is survived by her husband Roy Arnett of Corsicana, children, Darla Bonner and husband Donnie, Wade Derden, Donna Kelm and husband Beckett and Sherry Cheek and husband Mike; eight grandchildren, Melinda Ferguson, Jeffery Lewis, Shane Lewis, Bryan Cheek, Kristi Roberts, Brandi Cheek, Annette Derden and Brittney Derden and 22 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Peggy Yarbrough of Fort Worth, special friend Lori Williams and most favored sister-in-law JoAnn Tomlin.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday Nov. 1, 2016 at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Floyd Petersen of Trinity Baptist Church officiating. Pallbearers will be Kaleb Ferguson, Michael Ferguson, Jacob Rash, Jeffrey Lewis, Beckett Kelm and Bryan Cheek.

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Ida Jean (Johnson) Powell
Aug 11, 1935 - Oct 28, 2016
 
Mrs. Ida Jean Powell, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born on Aug. 11, 1935 in Maryville, Tennessee to Eulas Nay and Carrie Elizabeth Fields Johnson.
She was a very devoted and loving wife, mother of three sons, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church where she was involved in the tape ministry for many years. She had a great love for her Lord and her church family, and her two dogs, Rico and Chachi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Powell; her parents; brother-in-law, Frank Bufford and a niece, Tammy "Sis."
She is survived by her sons, Randy Powell and wife Kathy of Thomasville, N. Carolina, Kent Powell and wife Vonda of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Rodger Powell and wife Brenda of Corsicana; grandsons, Chris Powell of Thomasville, N. Carolina and Jeremy Powell of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Jacqi Powell Garcia of Houston; two great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Bufford of Searcy, Arkansas and a nephew, Darrell Bufford of Searcy.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Larry Talbert officiating.

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Mrs. Ida Jean Powell, 81, of Corsicana passed away on Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at Navarro Regional Hospital in Corsicana. She was born on Aug. 11, 1935 in Maryville, Tennessee to Eulas Nay and Carrie Elizabeth Fields Johnson.
She was a very devoted and loving wife, mother of three sons, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Westside Baptist Church where she was involved in the tape ministry for many years. She had a great love for her Lord and her church family, and her two dogs, Rico and Chachi.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert E. Powell; her parents; brother-in-law, Frank Bufford and a niece, Tammy "Sis."
She is survived by her sons, Randy Powell and wife Kathy of Thomasville, N. Carolina, Kent Powell and wife Vonda of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Rodger Powell and wife Brenda of Corsicana; grandsons, Chris Powell of Thomasville, N. Carolina and Jeremy Powell of Chattanooga; granddaughter, Jacqi Powell Garcia of Houston; two great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Bufford of Searcy, Arkansas and a nephew, Darrell Bufford of Searcy.
Visitation with the family will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2016 at Corley Funeral Home.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery with Pastor Larry Talbert officiating.

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Mary Ellen Love (Ferguson) Sanders
Jan 27, 1922 - Oct 28, 2016
 
Mary Ellen Love Ferguson Sanders, died Friday, Oct. 28, 2016 at the age of 94 in Corsicana. She was born Jan. 27, 1922, in Houston, to Ellen Carpenter and Ted Ferguson. After living for a short period in Georgia in her early years, she and her parents lived in both Corsicana and Dallas during her school years where she enjoyed the loving benefits and nurturing of multiple generations of relatives from both sides of her family.
Mary Love graduated in 1939 from Highland Park High School and subsequently attended Sweet Briar College in Virginia and the University of Texas. It was at the latter that she became engaged to her future husband, B. Lynn Sanders, Jr. They were married at the Highland Park Presbyterian Church in Dallas on Jan. 5, 1942, but had to forego a honeymoon because World War II intervened ... Lynn, a lieutenant in the Army Air Corps had to return immediately to duty at the War Department in Washington, D.C. Lynn's subsequent posting took them briefly to Colorado Springs. When his Air Corp unit was deployed overseas (and ultimately for the remainder of the war to India, Burma and China,) Mary Love returned to Dallas to live with her parents. While there, she volunteered in civic organizations and with the Red Cross, attended Southern Methodist University and graduated just prior to Lynn's return from overseas in October 1945.
After the war Mary Love and Lynn settled in Corsicana, where he established Sanders Grain Company and they started their family when sons Lynn, III and Ted were born in 1947 and 1951, respectively. They lived in Corsicana for the remainder of their lives.
Mary Love had an avid interest in archaeology and anthropology, and was proud to have completed her Master's Degree in Anthropology at SMU.
Mary Love served for many years as treasurer of the Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery Association and on the Board of the Corsicana Public Library. She was a long time member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, Daughters of the American Revolution, Nineteenth Century Club, La Livre Book Club, Clan Ferguson of North America, Navarro County Historical Society and Texas Archeological Society.
Mary Love was preceded in death by her parents; infant sister Ellen; husband Lynn, Jr. and son Lynn, III.
She is survived by her son Ted and his wife Jane; daughter-in-law Marcia Gilchrist Sanders; grandsons Matt Sanders and his wife Jennifer; Drew Sanders and his wife Bobbe and Ben Sanders; great grandchildren Jocelyn, Brenna, Layla and Mayleigh Sanders Diona Isaac and numerous cousins.
The family wishes to recognize and give special thanks to the cadre of caregivers that assisted Mary Love with loving care in her final years: Angela Rhynes, Sheila Hicks, Kashara Rhynes, Lisa Mills, Bobbie Walker, Mae Means and Minnesha Green.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana with Dr. Steven Bell officiating.
Memorials may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, Texas, 75110, or a charity of choice.

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Charles Cornelius “Charlie” Bradshaw
May 16, 1888 - Oct 16, 1918

Died Near Morse Tank.

C. C. Bradshaw, aged 35 years and who had lived on the S. M. Ransom farm near the old Morse tank for some years, died last night and the remains were interred in Oakwood at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife, his mother and three children.

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Venelta Gonzales
Died Oct 16, 1918

Venelta Gonzales, a Mexican woman, died at 310 East Ninth Avenue last night and the remains were buried in Oakwood this afternoon.

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Martha Susan “Mattie” (Sheffield) Steely
Jul 13, 1883 - Aug 9, 1970

Mrs. Steely Dies Sunday

A former Corsicana resident, Mrs. J. H. (Martha Susan) Steely, 87, died Sunday in Haskell. She was a native of Erath County.

Graveside rites will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery here following funeral services in Erath County. Corley Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements here.

She is survived by two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, John Bennett of Stamford; two sisters, Mrs. Melvin Cook and Miss Emma Sheffield, both of Clarendon; and one brother, Roy Sheffield, also of Clarendon.

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Steely Rites

Graveside rites were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery for Mrs. J. H. (Martha Susan) Steely, 87, who died Sunday in Haskell. She was a former resident of Corsicana. The Rev. Roy Ward officiated.

Survivors include two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a son-in-law, two sisters and a brother.

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John Henry Steely
Nov 30, 1875 - Nov 15, 1940

JOHN H. STEELY, NATIVE OF COUNTY, DIES AT STAMFORD

John H. Steely, aged 65 years, native of Navarro County, died at his home in Stamford Friday morning. Funeral services are planned for Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the chapel of the Corley Funeral Home with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Stamford; two brothers, L. D. Steely of Corsicana and George W. Steely of Paris; and one sister, Mrs. Grover Powell of Beaumont.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR J. H. STEELY

Funeral services for John H. Steely, aged 65 years, native of Navarro County, who died at Stamford Friday morning, were held here Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. P. E. Riley, pastor of the church, and Rev. Carabin Hooton of Fort Worth.

Surviving are his wife, of Stamford, two brothers, L. D. Steely, Corsicana, and George W. Steely, Paris, and a sister, Mrs. Grover Powell, Beaumont.

Nephews were pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home directed the arrangements.

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Joseph Clairborne “Joe” Garner
May 17, 1866 - Feb 27, 1936

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT DIED IN GUTHRIE, OKLA.

JOE C. GARNER BE BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY HERE SATURDAY

Word was received here today of the death last night of J. C. Garner, 69, for many years a resident of Corsicana, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. S. T. Tuley in Guthrie, Okla. The body will arrive here at 1:10 Saturday morning, and the funeral will be sometime Saturday with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

Mr. Garner had been in failing health for several years.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Tuley, Guthrie, Okla.; Mrs. L. B. Johnson, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. Richard Brown, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. Otto Nash, Washington, D. C.; two sons, T. C. Garner and J. H. Garner, both of Ida, La., and numerous other relatives.

Details of the funeral have not been announced.

Mr. Garner was Navarro county tax collector for two terms early in the century.

His wife, Elizabeth Diadema Hamilton, daughter of the late J. D. Hamilton and Mary Jester Hamilton, preceded him in death several years ago.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 27, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elizabeth Diadema (Hamilton) Garner s/o James Monroe Garner (died in Seven Points, Henderson County, Texas, 1871 ) and Nancy Adaline (Williams) Garner-Younger (step-father William S. Younger) buried in Hamilton Beeman Cemetery

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE C. GARNER BE HELD SATURDAY

FORMER CORSICANA DIED IN OKLAHOMA AFTER ILL HEALTH MANY MONTHS

Funeral services for J. C. Garner, aged 69, former Corsicanan, who died in Guthrie, Oklahoma, Wednesday night, will be held from the First Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the First Methodist church.

The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana in the early Saturday morning Southern Pacific Lines train.

Mr. Garner had been in failing health for the past several years. At one time he was collector of taxes for Navarro county and was in the oil business here for a number of years. He was well-known in Corsicana and Navarro county. His wife, Elizabeth Diadema Hamilton, daughter of the late J. D. Hamilton and Mary Jester Hamilton, preceded him in death several years ago.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Tuley, Guthrie, Okla.; Mrs. L. B. Johnson, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. Richard Brown, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. Otto Nash, Washington, D. C.; two sons, T. C. Garner and J. H. Garner, both of Ida, La., and numerous other relatives.

The funeral will be directed by the Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JOE C. GARNER ARE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Joe C. Garner, aged 69 years, former tax collector of Navarro county, who died in Guthrie, Okla., Wednesday night, were held Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First Methodist church with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. T. Edgar Neal, pastor of the church.

Mr. Garner had been in failing health for several years. He was engaged in the oil business here for many years prior to going to Oklahoma and was well-known in Navarro county.

His wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Diadema Hamilton Garner, daughter of the late J. D. Hamilton and Mary Jester Hamilton, died several years ago.

Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Tuley, Guthrie, Okla.; Mrs. L. B. Johnson, Clovis, N. M.; Mrs. Richard Brown, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Topeka, Kan., and Mrs. Otto Nash, Washington, D. C.; two sons, T. C. Garner and J. H. Garner, both of Ida, La., and numerous other relatives.

Pallbearers were Walter Seelig, Walter Hammett, Wiley Robinson, Conway Younger, John Garner, Tom Garner and Walter Roberts.

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

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Elizabeth Diadema (Hamilton) Garner
Sep 11. 1869 - Dec. 19, 1923

MRS. J. C. GARNER DIED HERE TODAY; FUNERAL THURSDAY

Mrs. J. C. Garner, age 54 years, died at 11:40 this morning at the family home on South Nineteenth street following an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church some time Thursday, the hour not being definitely decided, Rev. C. A. Bickley, presiding elder of the Corsicana District, assisted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church but the services are being held at the First Methodist church on account of the muddy condition of the streets in the vicinity of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

The deceased is survived by her husband, J. C. Garner and seven children, Hamilton and Clairborne Garner of Long Beach, California; Mrs. Floyd T. Tuley of Corsicana; Mrs. L. B. Johnson of Laurel, New Mexico; Mrs. Richard C. Brown of Fort Worth and Misses Elizabeth and Josephine Garner of Corsicana. She is also survived by two brothers, Lee Hamilton of Cement, Oklahoma and Guy Hamilton of Corsicana, and five sisters, Miss Jessie Hamilton of this city, Mrs. Eva Penny of El Paso, Mrs. C. B. McGarity of Beaumont, Mrs. K. C. Childers of Clovis, New Mexico, and Mrs. C. M. Iden of Las Vegas, New Mexico, and her father, J. D. Hamilton of Corsicana.

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Funeral Services For Mrs. Garner Today

Funeral services for Mrs. J. C. Garner, who died at the family home on South Nineteenth street Wednesday, was held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the First Methodist Church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. C. A. Bickley, assisted by Rev. D. A. Chisholm.

There were many beautiful floral offerings attesting the esteem in which she was held by her host of friends.

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Ollie (Jackson) Turner-Pickens
Jun 7, 1889 - Oct 16, 1918

Mrs. Ollie Pickens Dead.

Mrs. Ollie Jackson Pickens, aged 29, wife of Dick Pickens and daughter of the late M. J. Jackson, died at the family home at 505 East Tenth Avenue, at 11 o’clock last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood at 4 p.m. today, Rev. E. E. Shoulders officiating. The deceased is survived by her husband and three small children, the youngest eight months old, her mother, Mrs. M. J. Jackson and other relatives reside here.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, October 17, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Zack E. Turner married Nov. 25, 1909 2nd husband Bowden Dickson “Dick” Pickens married May 27, 1916; d/o Martin Jasper Jackson & Mary Ann “Mollie” (Walling) Jackson

Rex Derell Rhoden
Jun 12, 1918 - Oct 16, 1918

Rex Derell Rhoden, 6-months old son of Mr. Rhoden of Dallas, died last night at 8:30 and the remains were buried in Oakwood this afternoon at 2:30.

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Madora Ann “Dora” (Powell) Hamilton
May 22, 1849 - Dec 29, 1927

PIONEER WOMAN PASSED AWAY HERE THURSDAY NOON

MRS. SAM W. HAMILTON DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF SEVERAL DAYS

Mrs. Sam W. Hamilton, aged 78 years, died at the family home at 2421 West Seventh avenue, Thursday at noon after an illness of several days, although she had been in declining health for a number of years. Funeral services will be held at the family home Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, the Rev. O. D. Spence, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which she had been a member for 63 years, conducting the services, with interment immediately following the funeral service in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Hamilton had been a life-long resident of Navarro county, having been born in Louisiana, May 22, 1849, but coming with her parents, Henry Warren and Louisa Powell, to Navarro county, when only three years of age and residing in this county since that time, the greater part of which was spent as a resident of Corsicana. As Miss Dora Powell, she was married to Sam W. Hamilton on Dec. 13, 1865, her husband having preceded her to the Great Beyond several years ago.

Deceased was a good woman, and that expression covers a life of devotion to her home, her family and her neighbors, as well as her church, she having united with the Cumberland Presbyterian church August 25, 1864. Mrs. Hamilton was one of those quiet and unostentions women who do good in their daily life and take it as a matter not to be thought upon by other than the duty of one neighbor to another. For the past several years she has been almost a shut-in but kept track of her friends and maintained an interest in all that was for the good of her community and her fellowman.

Mrs. Hamilton is survived by four children: C. O. Hamilton of Cross Plains, Texas; Mrs. R. M. Harvey and Mrs. I. F. Crockett of Canutillo, Texas; and Miss Eunice Hamilton of Corsicana. A grandson, John W. Ray, raised in the home of the deceased following the death of his parents when he was a small child, and several other grandchildren also survive. One brother, George W. Powell of San Antonio, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura B. Story of Dallas and Mrs. Louise Gowan, of Corsicana also survive.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. HAMILTON

RESIDENT OF CORSICANA FOR MANY YEARS PASSED AWAY THURSDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Sam W. Hamilton, aged 78 years, resident of Navarro county for seventy-five years, were held from the family home, 2421 West Seventy avenue Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, with interment following in Oakwood cemetery. The Rev. O. D. Spence, pastor of the Cumberland Presbyterian church, of which deceased had been a faithful and consecrated member for sixty-three years, conducted the funeral services which were largely attended by friends of the deceased and her family. A host of friends and relatives accompanied the remains to this last resting place, where the body was laid at rest under a canopy of beautiful flowers which attested the love and esteem in which this good woman was held.

Pallbearers were: Joe Seale, E. L. Green, A. H. Piber, J. M. Kerr, H. C. Nash and F. J. Widmer.

A quartette composed of Mrs. Henry Robins, Mrs. Sam Spikes, Edgar Metcalf and Fred White sang favorite hymns of the deceased.

Deceased was born in Louisiana, but came with her parents to Navarro county when only three years of age and has resided in this county since that time, having lived in Corsicana, the greater number of these long years. She identified herself with the Cumberland Presbyterian church at an early age and was a faithful member of that church until her death. For the past several years she has been in declining health and has been practically a shut-in for the past several months. She had been seriously ill for several days when her death came about noon Thursday, surrounded by her loved ones.

Mrs. Hamilton is survived by four children: C. O. Hamilton of Cross Plains, Texas; Mrs. R. M. Harvey and Mrs. I. F. Crockett of Canatillo, Texas; and Miss Eunice Hamilton of Corsicana. A grandson, John W. Ray, raised in the home of the deceased following the death of his parents when he was a small child, and several other grandchildren, with one brother, George W. Powell of San Antonio, George W. Powell of San Antonio, and two sisters, Mrs. Laura B. Story of Dallas, and Mrs. Louise Gowan of Corsicana also survive.

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John Robert Williams
Dec 26, 1916 - May 12, 1918

MOTHER AND BABE ARE KILLED

The Remains Will Be Interred In Corsicana

The Dallas News of this morning contained the following:
Mrs. Frank E. Williams, 30 years of age, 3308 Oak Avenue, and her 18-month-old son, were instantly killed yesterday afternoon at 7 o’clock when their automobile, driven by her husband, ran into the ditch at a sharp turn on the Lemmon Avenue road about four miles on this side of Farmers Branch, turned over and crushed their bodies.

Aside from the shock and bruises, Mr. Williams, the only other occupant of the car, was uninjured, but he was unable to extricate the bodies until assistance arrived.

“The family had driven out into the country to secure a setting of eggs, it was said. In Mr. Williams explanation of the accident, he said that he was not driving more than twenty-five miles per hour at the outside, but that he was talking to his wife as they neared the sharp turn and attempted too late to prevent the outer wheels from running into the ditch.

Mr. Williams is foreman of the Hudson Motor Service of the Rase Company. The family moved to Dallas about five years ago, Mr. Williams having been a resident of Corsicana, while his wife was from Centralia, Ill. The parents of Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. John Nelms, two brothers and one sister all of Centralia, have been notified and the bodies are being held at the Weiland Undertaking Parlors pending their arrival, when funeral arrangements will be made.

“There were no witnesses to the accident. The bodies and Mr. Williams were brought to Dallas by an automobile that arrived shortly after the accident occurred.”

The husband and father, Frank Williams was born and reared in Corsicana, and has a number of cousins here, Mrs. Pierce Colquitt, Mrs. Sam Inman, George Whytte, Ed White and Fred White.

Mr. George Whytte went to Dallas this morning to be with his cousin, and the body of Mrs. Williams and their little son will be brought here for interment possibly some time tomorrow. The mother of Mr. Williams, Mrs. Minnie Williams and two brothers, John and George Williams live in California and a sister, Mrs. Henry Crossland lives in Houston and another sister, Mrs. Jack Stiff, lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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FUNERAL TOMORROW

Bodies of Mrs. Frank Williams and Son To Be Brought Here

The bodies of Mrs. Frank Williams and her little 18-months old son, who were killed in Dallas Monday afternoon when the car in which they were riding ran into a ditch and turned over, will be brought to Corsicana tomorrow afternoon and the funeral will take place at 10 o’clock Friday morning from the residence of George Whytte, a cousin of Mr. Williams.

Mrs. John Nelms of Illinois, mother of Mrs. Williams has arrived in Dallas and with Mr. Williams will accompany the remains to Corsicana.

Six friends of the family from Dallas and the following from Corsicana will act as pall-bearers: W. D. Nolen, Harris Ransom, Byron Cheney, Palmer Blanding, Lawson Coulson, and Scott Bagby, Rev. Cullom H. Boothe, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate.

Mrs. Henry Crossland of Houston a sister of Mr. Williams will arrive today to attend the funeral

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Flora Dorothy (Nelms) Williams
Sep 16, 1887 - May 12, 1918

MOTHER AND BABE ARE KILLED

The Remains Will Be Interred In Corsicana

The Dallas News of this morning contained the following:
Mrs. Frank E. Williams, 30 years of age, 3308 Oak Avenue, and her 18-month-old son, were instantly killed yesterday afternoon at 7 o’clock when their automobile, driven by her husband, ran into the ditch at a sharp turn on the Lemmon Avenue road about four miles on this side of Farmers Branch, turned over and crushed their bodies.

Aside from the shock and bruises, Mr. Williams, the only other occupant of the car, was uninjured, but he was unable to extricate the bodies until assistance arrived.

“The family had driven out into the country to secure a setting of eggs, it was said. In Mr. Williams explanation of the accident, he said that he was not driving more than twenty-five miles per hour at the outside, but that he was talking to his wife as they neared the sharp turn and attempted too late to prevent the outer wheels from running into the ditch.

Mr. Williams is foreman of the Hudson Motor Service of the Rase Company. The family moved to Dallas about five years ago, Mr. Williams having been a resident of Corsicana, while his wife was from Centralia, Ill. The parents of Mrs. Williams, Mr. and Mrs. John Nelms, two brothers and one sister all of Centralia, have been notified and the bodies are being held at the Weiland Undertaking Parlors pending their arrival, when funeral arrangements will be made.

“There were no witnesses to the accident. The bodies and Mr. Williams were brought to Dallas by an automobile that arrived shortly after the accident occurred.”

The husband and father, Frank Williams was born and reared in Corsicana, and has a number of cousins here, Mrs. Pierce Colquitt, Mrs. Sam Inman, George Whytte, Ed White and Fred White.

Mr. George Whytte went to Dallas this morning to be with his cousin, and the body of Mrs. Williams and their little son will be brought here for interment possibly some time tomorrow. The mother of Mr. Williams, Mrs. Minnie Williams and two brothers, John and George Williams live in California and a sister, Mrs. Henry Crossland lives in Houston and another sister, Mrs. Jack Stiff, lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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FUNERAL TOMORROW

Bodies of Mrs. Frank Williams and Son To Be Brought Here

The bodies of Mrs. Frank Williams and her little 18-months old son, who were killed in Dallas Monday afternoon when the car in which they were riding ran into a ditch and turned over, will be brought to Corsicana tomorrow afternoon and the funeral will take place at 10 o’clock Friday morning from the residence of George Whytte, a cousin of Mr. Williams.

Mrs. John Nelms of Illinois, mother of Mrs. Williams has arrived in Dallas and with Mr. Williams will accompany the remains to Corsicana.

Six friends of the family from Dallas and the following from Corsicana will act as pall-bearers: W. D. Nolen, Harris Ransom, Byron Cheney, Palmer Blanding, Lawson Coulson, and Scott Bagby, Rev. Cullom H. Boothe, pastor of the First Methodist church, will officiate.

Mrs. Henry Crossland of Houston a sister of Mr. Williams will arrive today to attend the funeral

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Daniel B. “Dan” Leighton
Jul 26, 1836 - Aug 31, 1918

Remains Interred Yesterday

The remains of the late D. B. Leighton, who died in Oak Cliff Saturday morning, were interred yesterday morning at 11 o’clock from the Union Station here and interment was in Oakwood. The funeral was under the direction of the Odd Fellows lodge here and was largely attended. Rev. J. W. Stephens officiated and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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James Andrew Haley
Nov 25, 1886 - Oct 20, 1918

J. A. Haley, aged thirty-one years and employe of the Magnolia Refinery and a member of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church, died at his home, 1032 South Seventeenth street, last night. The deceased is survived by his wife. Funeral took place at 3 o’clock this afternoon, from the residence, conducted by Rev. C. E. Wilkins.

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Carrie Ann (Armstrong) Eason
Sep 20, 1856 - Feb 7, 1918

DIED HERE LAST NIGHT

Had Resided Here Since 1899, died at the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Allen, 1227 West Fifth Avenue at 2:15 this morning, and the funeral took place from the First Christian Church at 4 o’clock this afternoon, with interment in Oakwood. Rev. J. W. Stephens officiated. The pall bearers were: active, C. B. Haley, Dr. L. C. Polk, H. K. Rutherford, J. W. Edens, H. B. Barnett and N. F. Garrett; honorary, C. N. Dillingham, L. E. McCormick, J. D. Ambrose, Henry Iversen, J. R. Webb, Dr. T. A. Miller and M. J. McClure.

There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large number attended the last sad rites. Surviving the deceased is her daughter, Mrs. P. E. Allen, and a brother, W. B. Armstrong of Plainview. The deceased possessed many lovable Christian graces and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.

The following out of town friends were here to attend the funeral: Rev. and Mrs. V. W. Wallace, McKinney, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Anderson and children, R. W. Combs, wife and son, Miss Mary Anderson, and Mrs. Earle Mayben, of Dallas; Mrs. H. M. Allen, F. P. Cole and wife, Miss Willie Cole, Mrs. R. B. McCormick, Mrs. C. N. Dillingham and daughter of Blooming Grove.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Feb 7, 1918
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o James Park Eason buried in White Church Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Tx; d/o Jesse B. Armstrong & Nancy D. (King) Armstrong

Isaac Thomas “Ike” Jeffers
Sep 27, 1846 - Dec 28, 1928

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY CITIZEN PASSES FRIDAY

I. T. JEFFERS DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL FOLLOWING TWO WEEKS’ ILLNESS

I. T. Jeffers, aged 72 years, pioneer resident of Navarro County died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Friday afternoon at 1:53 o’clock following an illness of two weeks with flu-pneumonia, and the funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Harry Clowe, 620 North Fifteenth street, with interment in Oakwood cemetery, Mr. Jeffers returned to Corsicana six weeks ago to make his home, after three years residence in Oklahoma. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry A. Clowe, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Faulk, Duncan, Okla.; Mrs. Walter Crouch, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Fred Davis, Oklahoma City; four sons, C. S. Jeffers, Ardmore, Okla.; W. L. Jeffers, W. C. Jeffers and A. A. Jeffers, all of Holdenville, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; one brother, W. H. Jeffers, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Ransom, Ennis; Mrs. Laura Buskirk, Bloomington, Ind.

He had been a member of the First Methodist church here for many years.

Mr. Jeffers was born at Chatfield, Sept. 27, 1846.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Dec 28, 1928
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mary Katherine “Mollie” (Sheets) Jeffers married Dec. 8, 1880; s/o Elijah Jeffers & Mary Ann (Brown) Jeffers

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PIONEER RESIDENT OF NAVARRO COUNTY BURIED SATURDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR I. T. JEFFERS HELD SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for I. T. Jeffers, aged 72 years, native of Navarro county and resident of Chatfield and Corsicana practically all of his life, who died shortly before 2 o’clock Friday at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic, following a two week’s illness were held Saturday morning from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Harry A. Clowe, 620 North Fifteenth street, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member for many years, assisted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church.

Mr. Jeffers moved to Oklahoma about three and one-half years ago but returned to Corsicana to make his home here six weeks ago. He was born in Chatfield, Sep. 26, 18436.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Harry A. Clowe, Corsicana; Mrs. Charles Faulk, Duncan, Okla.; Mrs. Walter Crouch and Mrs. Fred Davis, both of Oklahoma City, Okla.; four sons, C. S. Jeffers, Ardmore, Okla.; W. L. Jeffers, W. C. Jeffers and A. A. Jeffers, all of Holdenville, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one brother, W. H. Jeffers, Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Cora Ransom, Ennis; Mrs. Laura Buskirk, Bloomington, Ind., and numerous other relatives.

Out of town relatives present for the funeral were his sisters, Mrs. Ransom and Mrs. Buskirk, Mrs. Katie Lonsford, Wichita Falls, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Smith, Kerens.

Pallbearers were W. J. Lunn, A. P. Young, George W. Boyd, E. C. Bowen, W. A. Mowlam and C. C. Albritton.

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Mary Katherine “Mollie” (Sheets) Jeffers
1862 - Aug 24, 1927

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY IN ARDMORE, OKLA.

MRS. I. T. JEFFERS WILL BE BURIED IN CORSICANA FRIDAY MORNING

Mrs. I. T. Jeffers, aged 68 years, resident of Chatfield and Corsicana for many years, died in an Ardmore sanitarium Wednesday night at 10:40 o’clock, according to information received here Thursday morning by relatives. The body will reach Corsicana on the 11:15 southbound H.& T. C. R. R., passenger train Thursday night. The funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Jeffers had been in ill health for a long time. She suffered a stroke of paralysis several years ago and has been troubled with her eyes recently. A few days ago it was necessary to remove one of her eyes and this later resulted in her death, it was stated. Her daughter, Mrs. Harry Clowe and husband received a message that a turn for the worse had occurred Wednesday morning and they left immediately for Ardmore. Mr. and Mrs. Jeffers lived at Chatfield for a number of years and also resided in Corsicana many years. They moved to Oklahoma about three years ago.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Corsicana; Mrs. Fred Davis, Healdton, Okla.; Mrs. C. E. Faulk, Healdton, Okla.; Mrs. W. C. Crouch, Duncan, Okla.; four sons, Warren Jeffers, Holdenville, Ok.; Chas. Jeffers, Healdton, Okla.; Allen Jeffers, Woewka, Okla.; W. C. (Bill) Jeffers, Healdton, Okla.; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a number of other relatives.

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FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED HERE FRIDAY MORNING

REMAINS OF MRS. I. T. JEFFERS LAID AT REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. I. T. Jeffers, aged 68 years, who died in an Ardmore sanitarium Wednesday night at 10:40 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held at the First Methodist church Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Hall, presiding elder of this Methodist district. Mrs. Jeffers lived at Chatfield and Corsicana practically all of her life, the family moving to Oklahoma about three years ago.

Mrs. Jeffers suffered a stroke of paralysis about five years ago. An eye trouble occasioned the removal of one of the eyes several days ago. The trouble with the eye was the cause of death.

The body reached Corsicana Thursday night on the 11:25 o’clock southbound H. & T. C. passenger train.

Surviving are her husband, four daughters, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Corsicana; Mrs. Fred Davis, Healdton, Okla: Mrs. C. E. Faulk, Healdton, Okla.; Mrs. W. C. Crouch, Duncan, Okla.; four sons, Warren Jeffers, Holdenville, Okla.; Charles Jeffers, Healdton, Okla.; Allen Jeffers, Weowka, Okla.; W. C. (Bill) Jeffers, Healdton, Okla.; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild and numerous other relatives.

The following were the pallbearers: J. N. Royall, G. F. Haslam, J. T. Newsom, Mit Sowell, E. C. Bowen, and E. E. Hamilton.

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William Ralph Putman
Aug 4, 1929 - Mar 28, 2017

 
Obituary for William Ralph Putman

William Ralph Putman, 87, passed away Tuesday, March 28, 2017 surrounded by family and friends. Ralph or Putty to some, was born August 4, 1929 in Navarro Mills. He was the son of Artie and Hettie Putman.
On October 4, 1982, Wayne and Judy Nelson, Billy Nelson and Ralph Putman formed a partnership creating Nelson Putman Propane. Ralph and Billy were the route salesmen while Judy was the one and only office personnel. Wayne took on the task of serviceman, setting tanks and repairing tanks. Ralph was a people person, and loved what he did. His customers, all over Navarro County, knew they could count on Ralph's personalized customer service.
Ralph loved his guitar and playing bluegrass music with his brothers Chester and Glendon, cousin Clark, Alon Gaines, Bob Wetsel, and at times a few others. Most importantly he loved his family. There was no question what the family would be doing on Sunday, going to church. Ralph and Geraldean taught their children by example to be good citizens, ethical, honest but most importantly, to honor our Lord and Savior.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, wife Lille Geraldean Putman, granddaughter Jennifer Gibson, sisters Cordenna Wood and Betty Je Briscoe, brothers Chester Putman, Junior Putman, Glendon Putman, and Donald Putman and son in law Jim Gibson.
Ralph is survived by his children, Doris Lynch and husband Ron of Corsicana, Jimmy Putman and wife Jamye of Navarro Mills, Diane Gibson of Rice, Pam Gibson and husband Mike of Corsicana; grandchildren Kerri Lynch Barham and husband Scott of Corsicana, Matt Lynch and wife Kristen of Kerens, Michael Gibson and wife Natalie of Houston, Amye Putman DeChaume and husband Hubert of Dawson, Rusty Putman of Navarro Mills, Shane Gibson and wife Melissa of Rice, Kristy Gibson Praytor and husband Eddie of Dawson, fourteen great grandchildren; sister Doris Jean Wheat of Abilens; sister in law, Laverne (Sis) Fullerton of Corsicana, sister in law Oda Lee Nutt and husband Ray of Eureka, brother in law James Minefee and wife Karri of Teague.

Visitation will be Friday, March 31, 2017 from 6-8pm at Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home. Service will be 10:00 am Saturday, April 1, 2017 at First Baptist Church of Blooming Grove where he served as deacon since 1972. Burial will follow at Dresden Cemetery. Pallbearers will be grandsons, Matt Lynch, Michael Gibson, Rusty Putman, Shane Gibson; grandson in law Dr. Scott Barham; great grandsons, Collin Barham, Carson Barham, Lane Lynch, Brindon DeChaume, Jordan DeChaume, George Gibson, Eli Gibson. Honorary pallbearers will be Deacons of First Baptist Church Blooming Grove, Ronald Lynch, Ricki Crenshaw, Don McGraw, Jake Melton, Larry Farish, Roland Southard, Boyd Bryant, Billy Nelson, Ricky McGraw, Bubba Fitzgerald.
A very special thank you to Nancy Melton a special friend and caregiver, to Billy Nelson such a good friend, to Twilight Nursing Home Administration and Staff, and to Hand in Hand Hospice.
"You can't lose someone if you know where they are going"

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Edna Earl (Jeffers) Clowe
Nov 10, 1882 - Feb 13, 1974

Mrs. Clowe

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. H. A. Clowe, Sr., 91, of Corsicana, who died in Twilight Nursing Home. Rev. Jack Riley and Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery.

She was a native of Chatfield and had lived in Corsicana for 74 years. She was the wife of the late H. A. Clowe, Sr. who was in the floral business here for 50 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Harry Clowe Jr. of Corsicana and Raymond Clowe of Dallas; two daughters, Mrs. George Hudson of Corsicana and Mrs. Robert Hambelton of Enterprise, Ore.; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers, W. C. Jeffers of Kilgore and Charlie Jeffers of Modesto, Calif.; and a sister, Mrs. Fred Davis of Kilgore.

Pallbearers include Rowland Andruss, Eddie Riley, Pete Davis, Willard Summerall, Doug Beauchamp, Homer Logan, J. S. Tekell, John Montfort, John Finch, Paul Mitchell and Arthur Ellis.

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William Campbell Holmes
Aug 12, 1917 - Oct 4, 1918

Funeral Was Largely Attended.

The remains of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Holmes of Shreve port, La., reached here at 11:15 yesterday over the Houston and Texas Central railroad and the funeral took place at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon from the home of Dr. and Mrs. Holloway, with interment in Oakwood. The last sad rites were conducted by Rev. M. M. Davis, of Dallas, and the pallbearers were: Honorary, Miss Dorothy Drane, Miss Kathleen Bullock, Mrs. Geo. Lord and Miss Margaret West. Active, H. O. Blanding, Ralph Tatum, William Clarson, Jr., and Note Goodman. The funeral was largely attended and there were many beautiful flowers.

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Mary Frances (Clowe) Gourley
May 29, 1919 - Sep 30, 1948

Mrs. Gourley, Local Polio Victim, Dies

Mrs. Leo Gourley, aged 29 years, 620 North Fifteenth street, died in Children’s Hospital, Waco, early Thursday morning, following several days’ illness with polio.

Mrs. Gourley was a life-long resident of Corsicana.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete Thursday afternoon pending word from relatives.

Surviving are her husband, Leo Gourley; a daughter, Janet Frances Gourley; mother, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Sr., all of Corsicana; three brothers, Alfred and Raymond Clowe, both of Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. G. T. Hudson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Ore., and a number of nieces and nephews.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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MRS. LEO GOURLEY FUNERAL SERVICES SATURDAY 10 A. M.

Funeral services for Mrs. Leo Gourley, aged 29 years, 620 North Fifteenth street, who died with polio in Children’s Hospital, Waco, Thursday morning, will be held from the First Methodist church here Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Gourley was a life-long resident of Corsicana.

She was stricken last week and was rushed to the Waco hospital for treatment. Her death was the first from polio in several years, although 21 cases have been reported in Navarro County this year.

Surviving are her husband, Leo Gourley; a daughter, Janet Frances Gourley; mother, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Sr., all of Corsicana; three brothers, Alfred and Raymond Clowe, both of Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. George T. Hudson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Oregon, and other relatives.

Mrs. Hambleton came home by plane after learning of her sister’s death.

Pallbearers will be G. W. Benard, W. O. McClung, A. H. Gauje, Bob Elliott, Clifton Miller, Hubert Bowden, Bill Bowden, Howard Allen, S. D. Goins, Ralph Dixon and W. L. Ayers.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

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SECOND LOCAL POLIO VICTIM DIES; BOUBLE FUNERAL AT 5 P.M.

RITES TODAY FOR GEORGE T. HUDSON, JR., AND AUNT, MRS. GOURLEY

Funeral services for two polio victims in one family will be held from the First Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

George T. Hudson, Jr., 16, the twenty-first victim reported in Navarro county this year, died in Children’s Hospital, Waco, at an early hour Saturday morning, two days after Mrs. Leo Gourley, 29, his aunt, had died in the same hospital of the same malady.

Mrs. Gourley was originally scheduled to be buried Saturday morning following, rites from the church at 10 a.m., but the arrangements were altered after her nephew’s death. Mrs. Gourley was the twentieth polio victim of the year.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Hudson is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Hudson, Sr.; a brother, Harry Earl Hudson, aged 12, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mrs. Gourley is survived by her husband, Leo Gourley, mother, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Sr., all of Corsicana; three brothers, Alfred and Raymond Clowe, both of Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Hudson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Ore., who arrived Friday by plane, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Gourley will be G. W. Benard, W. O. McClung, A. H. GAnze, Bob Elliott, Clifton Miller, Hubert Bowden, Bill Bowden, Howard Allen, S. D. Goins, Ralph Dixon and W. L. Ayers.

Pallbearers for Hudson will be J. S. Dill, J. S. Tekell, Walter Castles, Leslie White, Joe York, John H. Montfort, C. E. Keathley and Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr.

Griffin and Corley Funeral Homes will direct.

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DOUBLE FUNERAL RITES FOR POLIO VICTIMS SATURDAY

Funeral services for two members of one family, polio victims, were held from the First Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

George T. Hudson, Jr., aged 16 years, the twenty-first case reported in Navarro county this year, died in Children’s hospital, Waco, Saturday morning, two days after Mrs. Leo Gourley, 29, his aunt, had passed away in the same hospital with the same malady.

Mrs. Gourley resided at 620 North Fifteenth street and her nephew in the next house, 622 North Fifteenth street, Mrs. Gourley was the twentieth victim reported this year. These are the first two deaths from polio in Navarro county in several years.

Mrs. Gourley is survived by her husband, a small daughter, Janet Frances Gourley; mother, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Sr., all of Corsicana; three brothers, Alfred and Raymond Clowe, both of Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. George T. Hudson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Ore., and other relatives.

Hudson is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Hudson, and a brother, Harry Hudson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Hudson were J. S. Dill, J. S. Tekell, Walter Castles, Leslie White, Joe York, John H. Montfort, C. E. Keathley, and Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Gourley were G. W. Benard, W. O. McClung, A. H. Ganze, Bob Elliott, Clifton Miller, Hubert Bowden, Bill Bowden, Howard Allen, S. D. Goins, Ralph Dixon and W. L. Avers.

Corley and Griffin Funeral Homes directed.

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Minister Blames Community For Two Polio Deaths

From the freshly-heaped graves of two Corsicana residents, there came Tuesday the aftermath of devastating infantile paralysis—a short, terse little question: “Why?”

On Saturday the two poliomyelitis victims were buried. They were Mrs. Leo Gourley and her 15-year-old nephew, George T. Hudson, Jr.

Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducted the final rites.

And it was Dr. Bohmfalk who came before the city commission Tuesday afternoon in further pursuit of an answer.

Invited To Attend.

Dr. Bohmfalk, came, he said, at the invitation of J. E. Davant, Jr., police and fire commissioner, who also is a member of the board of Stewards of the church.

The visit of the pastor was not unexpected, however, as Monday it was reported to members of the commission that the pastor in his funeral service had made remarks reflecting upon the city administration. This was reported by workers at the city hall.

Tuesday Dr. Bohmfalk remarked on the statements, declared they were misinterpreted “and carried to this commission without verification.”

He did say, however, that the community itself was to blame for the deaths of the two victims; that ignorance and selfishness were to blame. He added that he was to blame, and every citizen.

The pastor made a plea to the commission to abolish the open toilet within the city of Corsicana, branding it “a disgrace to the community.”

He also asked: “Why aren’t we enforcing the law making people connect with the sewers?”

He added:

“Public opinion will have to be aroused. I can use the pulpit if necessary, but I would prefer we work from the inside out. I would rather educate the people first.”

The commissioners agreed with the preacher that the 1,400 open toilets were a disgrace—agreed that something should be done..

Ordinance Never Enforced.
Julius C. Jacobs, city attorney, said the ordinance had never been enforced by any city administration. It provides, he said, that persons living within 200 feet of a sewer line must connect. Nobody, according to Jacobs, has ever done anything about it.

It wasn't new story to Edgar Rittersbacher, water commissioner. What he said Tuesday he had said before to others.

“The ordinance won’t be enforced until the citizens of Corsicana take enough interest in it to see that it is enforced. What we want to be accomplished will never be accomplished until the citizens want that it should be.”

Dr. Bohmfalk indicated he would spend some time and effort to do the arousing.

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George Thomas Hudson, Jr.
Jun 12, 1932 - Oct 2, 1948

SECOND LOCAL POLIO VICTIM DIES; BOUBLE FUNERAL AT 5 P.M.

RITES TODAY FOR GEORGE T. HUDSON, JR., AND AUNT, MRS. GOURLEY

Funeral services for two polio victims in one family will be held from the First Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock.

George T. Hudson, Jr., 16, the twenty-first victim reported in Navarro county this year, died in Children’s Hospital, Waco, at an early hour Saturday morning, two days after Mrs. Leo Gourley, 29, his aunt, had died in the same hospital of the same malady.

Mrs. Gourley was originally scheduled to be buried Saturday morning following, rites from the church at 10 a.m., but the arrangements were altered after her nephew’s death. Mrs. Gourley was the twentieth polio victim of the year.

The rites will be conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the church.

Hudson is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Hudson, Sr.; a brother, Harry Earl Hudson, aged 12, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Mrs. Gourley is survived by her husband, Leo Gourley, mother, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Sr., all of Corsicana; three brothers, Alfred and Raymond Clowe, both of Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. Hudson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Ore., who arrived Friday by plane, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Gourley will be G. W. Benard, W. O. McClung, A. H. GAnze, Bob Elliott, Clifton Miller, Hubert Bowden, Bill Bowden, Howard Allen, S. D. Goins, Ralph Dixon and W. L. Ayers.

Pallbearers for Hudson will be J. S. Dill, J. S. Tekell, Walter Castles, Leslie White, Joe York, John H. Montfort, C. E. Keathley and Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr.

Griffin and Corley Funeral Homes will direct.

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DOUBLE FUNERAL RITES FOR POLIO VICTIMS SATURDAY

Funeral services for two members of one family, polio victims, were held from the First Methodist church Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The rites were conducted by Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

George T. Hudson, Jr., aged 16 years, the twenty-first case reported in Navarro county this year, died in Children’s hospital, Waco, Saturday morning, two days after Mrs. Leo Gourley, 29, his aunt, had passed away in the same hospital with the same malady.

Mrs. Gourley resided at 620 North Fifteenth street and her nephew in the next house, 622 North Fifteenth street, Mrs. Gourley was the twentieth victim reported this year. These are the first two deaths from polio in Navarro county in several years.

Mrs. Gourley is survived by her husband, a small daughter, Janet Frances Gourley; mother, Mrs. Harry Clowe, Sr., all of Corsicana; three brothers, Alfred and Raymond Clowe, both of Dallas, and Harry Clowe, Jr., Corsicana; two sisters, Mrs. George T. Hudson, Corsicana, and Mrs. Robert Hambleton, Enterprise, Ore., and other relatives.

Hudson is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George T. Hudson, and a brother, Harry Hudson, all of Corsicana, and other relatives.

Pallbearers for Hudson were J. S. Dill, J. S. Tekell, Walter Castles, Leslie White, Joe York, John H. Montfort, C. E. Keathley, and Dr. W. T. Shell, Jr.

Pallbearers for Mrs. Gourley were G. W. Benard, W. O. McClung, A. H. Ganze, Bob Elliott, Clifton Miller, Hubert Bowden, Bill Bowden, Howard Allen, S. D. Goins, Ralph Dixon and W. L. Avers.

Corley and Griffin Funeral Homes directed.

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Minister Blames Community For Two Polio Deaths

From the freshly-heaped graves of two Corsicana residents, there came Tuesday the aftermath of devastating infantile paralysis—a short, terse little question: “Why?”

On Saturday the two poliomyelitis victims were buried. They were Mrs. Leo Gourley and her 15-year-old nephew, George T. Hudson, Jr.

Dr. Erwin F. Bohmfalk, pastor of the First Methodist Church, conducted the final rites.

And it was Dr. Bohmfalk who came before the city commission Tuesday afternoon in further pursuit of an answer.

Invited To Attend.

Dr. Bohmfalk, came, he said, at the invitation of J. E. Davant, Jr., police and fire commissioner, who also is a member of the board of Stewards of the church.

The visit of the pastor was not unexpected, however, as Monday it was reported to members of the commission that the pastor in his funeral service had made remarks reflecting upon the city administration. This was reported by workers at the city hall.

Tuesday Dr. Bohmfalk remarked on the statements, declared they were misinterpreted “and carried to this commission without verification.”

He did say, however, that the community itself was to blame for the deaths of the two victims; that ignorance and selfishness were to blame. He added that he was to blame, and every citizen.

The pastor made a plea to the commission to abolish the open toilet within the city of Corsicana, branding it “a disgrace to the community.”

He also asked: “Why aren’t we enforcing the law making people connect with the sewers?”

He added:

“Public opinion will have to be aroused. I can use the pulpit if necessary, but I would prefer we work from the inside out. I would rather educate the people first.”

The commissioners agreed with the preacher that the 1,400 open toilets were a disgrace—agreed that something should be done..

Ordinance Never Enforced.
Julius C. Jacobs, city attorney, said the ordinance had never been enforced by any city administration. It provides, he said, that persons living within 200 feet of a sewer line must connect. Nobody, according to Jacobs, has ever done anything about it.

It wasn't new story to Edgar Rittersbacher, water commissioner. What he said Tuesday he had said before to others.

“The ordinance won’t be enforced until the citizens of Corsicana take enough interest in it to see that it is enforced. What we want to be accomplished will never be accomplished until the citizens want that it should be.”

Dr. Bohmfalk indicated he would spend some time and effort to do the arousing.

Notes:


Patricia Louise (Andrus) Schepps
Feb 18, 1919 - Aug 31, 2010

Patricia Louise Andrus Schepps, born to Ike and Nettie Andrus in Corsicana, Texas on February 18, 1919. She died peacefully at home in Dallas, Texas on August 31, 2010 at the age of 91. Preceded in death by her husband and soul mate, Eli, by her parents, and numerous brothers and sisters. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Nathan Cowart; 3 grandchildren, Brennen, Holly and Hunter Cowart; special niece and nephew, Becky and Joe Giles and numerous other nieces, nephews, and friends whom she dearly loved. She was an active member of Royal Lane Baptist Church and lifetime member of O.E.S. She was a Red Cross Volunteer nurse during WWII and helped her husband in business. Patricia was vivacious, independent, and generous. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. Her life was full of adventure and fun. We will miss her, but take comfort in knowing she has been reunited with those she has loved and missed so much over the years. A special thank you to the caregivers of September Services. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday at Royal Lane Baptist Church, 6707 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas, Dr. Ray Vickery and Joe Giles, officiating. Private entombment Hillcrest Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Royal Lane Baptist Church or the charity of your choice.

Notes:

  • w/o Eli Schepps; d/o Isaac Augustus Andrus & Nettie Colonia (Madden) Andrus [bur at Oakwood Cem., Corsicana, TX]

Mary Emmeline (Walker) Prewitt
Sep 13, 1847 - Jun 2, 1918

Died Near Cotton Factory.

Mrs. Mary E. Prewitt, aged 70 years, died at her home, 819 South Beaton street, yesterday morning and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery at 9 o’clock this morning. A son of the deceased works at the cotton factory.

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Robert E. Lee “Gene” Harwell, Sr.
Dec 20, 1865 - Sep 2, 1918

WELL KNOWN BARBER DEAD.

Passed Away After Many Months of Ill Health.

R. L. (Gene) Harwell, who had been the proprietor of a well known barber shop here for more than twenty years died at his home 640 West Sixth Avenue, last night, and the remains were interred in Oakwood this afternoon at 5 o’clock. Rev. B. W. Vining conducted the services and Will Cheney, Chas. Barnaby, Joe Sheppard, A. S. Vandiver, Byron Cheney and j. F. Taylor acted as pall bearers.

The deceased was fifty-two years, eight months and thirteen days old and is survived by his widow and three children. The person as well as business friends and all sympathize with the family in their sorrow, and sent many beautiful flowers to adorn his bier.

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Libbie (Hoffman) Lee
Sep 14, 1853 - Apr 4, 1918

PASSED AWAY LAST NIGHT

Highly Esteemed Lady is Called by The Grim Reaper

Mrs. Libbie M. Lee, Wife of L. H. Lee, for more than twenty-five years a highly esteemed resident of Corsicana passed away at the family home, corner of West Second Avenue and North Fourteenth Street at 11:15 last night after a week’s illness with pneumonia. Mr. and Mrs. Lee were married in Galesburg, Ill., in 1882 and came from that state to Texas, locating in Corsicana, where from the beginning they became actively associated with the business interests and social and religious concerns of the town. The deceased was a zealous and consecrated member of the Third Avenue Presbyterian, and where her useful life will be missed. She was a good neighbor and friend and all who knew her loved and esteemed her.

During their married life, Mr. and Mrs. Lee had two children born to them, Grace and Roy. Both of these have lived to be grown and married, but both preceded their mother to the grave. The son left a widow and little daughter, and the deceased spent the closing years of her life in devotion to her daughter-in-law and little grand daughter, who, with the husband are left to mourn her death.

The deceased would have been sixty-five years of age on the 14th day of September next. The funeral took place this afternoon from the family home and was largely attended, the body being interred in Oakwood beside the graves of her two children, Rev. Ilion T. Jones, her pastor officiated at the last sad rites, and Messrs. Lloyd Kerr and Edgar Metcalf, Mrs. Henry Robbins and Miss Hattie Kenner sang “Beulah Land,” and “Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,” the pallbearers were: Honorary, E. W. Johnson, W. D. Johnson, J. A. Jarrell, S. M. Kerr, J. J. McClellan, F. N. Drane, and F. E. Whitehill; Active, R. N. Elliott, A. G. Elliott, Robt. Stell, W. C. Hilliard, Neil Johnson and Luther A. Johnson.

There were many beautiful floral offerings sent in by those who loved the deceased in life and who sympathize with her venerable companion and other loved ones in the loss and sorrow that has come to them.

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William Blake “Will” Rose
Aug 7, 1864 - Jan 22, 1919

Funeral Took Place at Noon

The remains of the late Will Rose, who died in Waxahachie Tuesday night, were buried in Oakwood here today, the funeral taking place from the Union Station at 12:15 immediately following the remains. A large number of friends met the sorrowing family at the station and followed the remains to their last resting place. The deceased was a number of years a resident of Corsicana and had many friends here who are pained at his death, and who sympathize with his family in their bereavement.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Jan 23, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lizzie Alexander (Rice) Rose married Apr 22, 1887 & 2nd wife Mollie E. (Holloway) Rose married Mar. 28, 1890 s/o William Blake Rose and Permilla Ann (Kellum) Rose

Louisa Adele “Lula” (Elliott) Rose
Apr 23, 1873 - Oct 1919

Funeral Will Be Tomorrow.

The remains of the late Mrs. Lula Elliott Rose, wife of H. P. Rose, of Dallas, and sister of Messrs. R. N. and A. G. Elliott of Corsicana, who died in Dallas yesterday, will reach here tonight at 8:15 over the interurban and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon, at 4 o’clock from the home of R. N. Elliott on West Fourth Avenue. The deceased was reared in Corsicana and lived here until a few years ago, and was a most lovable woman, and her death is mourned by a large number of personal friends here.

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Sudie Belle (Rose) Runsdell-Rose
Apr 9, 1888 - Apr 6, 1976

Miss Rose

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery for Miss Sudie Belle Rose, 87, resident of Houston, who died Tuesday in Houston.

The Rev. Kenneth Haley will officiate, and Corley Funeral Home will direct.

She was a native of Fort Smith, Ark. No relatives are surviving.

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John Herman Braxmier
Feb 11, 1862 - Mar 13, 1919

Will Be Buried Tomorrow

The remains of the late John Braxmier will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the family home, 311 East First Avenue. The funeral will be under the auspices of the Woodmen.

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Robert W. “Webb” Nash
Sep 2, 1862 - Mar 20, 1919

Funeral Tomorrow.

The remains of the late Webb Nash reached here last night from Palestine and the funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock from the home of W. R. Garlington in the Thorp addition, with interment in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Nannie E. (Newman) Nash
Jan 9, 1841 - Jun 25, 1935

MRS. NANNIE NASH, AGED 94, DIED HERE TUESDAY MORNING

Mrs. Nannie A. Nash, aged 94 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Garlington, 1200 South Twenty-eighth street, Tuesday morning. Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral parlors at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon and will be conducted by Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Nash had been a resident of Navarro county about 50 years, most of which had been in the Cryer Creek community. For the past eight years she had resided with Mrs. Garlington.

Surviving are one son, J. B. Nash, Prairietown; four daughters, Mrs. Dick Bryant, Corsicana; Mrs. W. R. Garlington, Corsicana; Mrs. Georgia O’Daniel, Corsicana, Mrs. Haley Finley, Haelton, Oklahoma, and several grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be N. F. Garrett, Pete O’Daniel, Earl Wilson, R. E. Bush, Earl Bush, J. C. Frazier and Rufus Massey.

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AGED CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED IN OAKWOOD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie A. Nash, 94, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Garlington, 1220 South Twenty-eighth street Tuesday morning were held at the Corley Funeral chapel at 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. E. T. Miller, pastor of the First Baptist church in charge of the rites. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are one son, J. B. Nash, Prairietown; four daughters, Mrs. Dick Bryant, Corsicana; Mrs. W. R. Garlington, Corsicana; Mrs. Georgia O’Daniel, Corsicana, and Mrs. Haley Finley, Healdon, Okla., and several grandchildren

Pallbearers were N. F. Garrett, Pete O’Daniel, Earl Wilson, R. E. Bush, Earl Bush, J. C. Frazier and Rufus Massey.

Mrs. Nash had been a resident of Navarro county for the past 50 years and most of that time she had lived in the Cryer Creek community. For the past eight years she had resided with Mrs. Garlington.

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Samuel Wilson “Sam” Hamilton
Sep 29, 1845 - May 27, 1919

OILD CITIZEN PASSED AWAY

Had Been Resident Here Since Early Childhood.

Sam W. Hamilton, who would have been seventy-four years of age in September next, and who has lived in and near Corsicana for more than sixty years, died at his home, 2121 West Seventh Avenue about 9 o’clock this morning. The deceased had been in ill health for many months, and was confined to his bed when the end came, but his condition was not regarded as critical, and at the time was talking to a man who lives on his farm about the affairs of the farm, when he suddenly turned over and breathed his last. The deceased was universally esteemed as one of our best citizens and his death is a source of sincere regret.

The deceased is survived by his widow and these children: Charles Hamilton, of Cross Plains, Texas; Mrs. Russell Harvey of El Paso, Miss Eunice Hamilton of Dallas and Miss Edna Hamilton. He was a Confederate Veteran and a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian church.

The funeral will take place at 5 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from the home with interment in Oakwood. The pallbearers will be W. E. Pugh, J. H. Galbreath, Mortie Kerr, J. D. Titan, O. E. Daniels, H. C. Nash, Hawk Decherd and Guy Hamilton.

The deceased was a cousin of Jas. D. Hamilton and Mrs. F. L. Hart of Corsicana.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, May 27, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Confederate Veteran
  • h/o Madora Ann (Powell) Hamilton;  s/o Samuel Hamilton & Nancy Tatum (Daniel) Hamilton [bur at Hamilton-Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX]

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Attention Confederate Veterans

The members of Camp Winkler are requested to attend the funeral of Comrade S. W. Hamilton from the residence on West Seventh Avenue tomorrow afternoon at 5 o’clock. Interment in Oakwood cemetery.

E. L. BELL,
Commander.

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Notice.

W. O. W. are called to meet at hall at 4:30 tomorrow afternoon to attend the funeral of Sam W. Hamilton.

W. N. GRDNER, C. C.
J. S. MILLERMAN, Clerk.

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David Lee Spell
abt 1916 - 1919

DEATH OF LITTLE ORPHAN
Remains of David Lee Spell Interred This Afternoon.

The funeral of little David Lee Spell, who died early this morning at the I. O. O. F. Home, will be held at 3 o’clock this afternoon.

The little fellow was born October 14, 1915, and was a charge in the Home from the Farmersville lodge.

Interment was in Oakwood cemetery, the Rev. Ilion T. Jones of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church officiating.

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Lelia Inez Millican
Jan 18, 1918 - Jun 21, 1919

Lost Their Infant Daughter

Mr. and Mrs. Will Millican have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their infant daughter, Lelia Inez, who passed away yesterday at the age of seventeen months at their home, 701 South Sixteenth street. The funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 with interment in Oakwood.

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Mattie Mozelle (Reeves) Leverett
Jan 15, 1869 - Nov 23, 1909

Died at Birdston.

Mrs. Mattie Leverett, wife of C. M. Leverett, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. S. Reeves of Corsicana, died at the family home at Birdston this morning after a long illness. Deceased is survived by her husband and eleven children, besides her parents and many other relatives.

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John Tyson Steele
Feb 10, 1916 - Dec 24, 1916

LITTLE CHILD BURNED TO DEATH

Ten-Months-Old Baby of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Steele Falls in Fire.

Christmas this year was a sad time for Mr. and Mrs. Jim Steele of Streetman, occasioned by the fact that on Sunday morning their little ten-months-old baby fell into the open fireplace and was burned to death.

The father of the little child had placed it before the fireplace, but not near enough, he thought, for it to get into the flames. He told his little son to watch the baby while he went out into the kitchen to perform some little chore. He was gone but a very few minutes, but when he returned he found that the baby had in some man-crawled and fallen forward into the fire and had already burned to death before being discovered. The remains were interred in the Birdston Cemetery.

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Ida Mae (Couchman) Knight
Feb 16, 1865 - Jan 13, 1955

Mrs. Ida Knight Dies At Richland, Rites Saturday

Mrs. Ida Knight, 69, native of Navarro county, is reported to have died of a heart attack at her home in Richland Thursday afternoon and fell against a lighted stove, causing her clothing to ignite. Neighbors extinguished the flames.

Mrs. Knight had resided at Richland 35 years.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist church in Richland.

The rites will be conducted by the pastor, Rev. B. G. Baggett and Rev. J. M. Fannin of Corsicana. Burial will be in the Birdston Cemetery near Streetman.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pate Longorie, Richland; a son, Coburn Knight, U. S. Army, Dallas; two brothers, Alva Harris, Burkburnett, and Rub Harris, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Lansford, Richland; two grandsons, John M. Longorie, U. S. Army, and James Longorie, Richland and several nieces and nephews.

Corley will direct.

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Rites Saturday For Mrs. Knight

Funeral services for Mrs. Ida Knight, 69, who died at her home in Richland Thursday, were held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. from the First Baptist Church in Richland.

The rites were conducted by Rev. B. G. Baggett, pastor, and Rev. J. M. Fannin of Corsicana. Burial was in the Birdston Cemetery.

Mrs. Knight apparently died of a heart attack and fell against a lighted stove, causing her clothes to ignite. Neighbors extinguished the flames.

A native Texan, Mrs. Knight had resided in Richland 35 years.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Pate Longorie, Richland; a son, Coburn Knight, U. S. Army, Dallas; two brothers, Alva Harris, Burkburnett, and Rube Harris, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Bertha Lansford, Richland; two grandsons, John M. Longorie, U. S. Army and James Longorie, Richland, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers were A. Neal Brown, W. H. Buchanan, J. C. Harris, Joe Oliver, Gus McClelland and Charlie Harris.

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Frances/Annie LaNora (DuBose) Clark
Nov 13, 1859 - Mar 11, 1919

Remains Interred This Afternoon

The remains of the late Mrs. Martin Clark reached here from Dallas this morning over the Interurban and were taken to Streetman at 12:15 over the Trinity and Brazos Valley and interment took place this afternoon.

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Frances Olivia (Olsen) Henson
May 16, 1884 - Jan. 13, 1917

Died Saturday Night.

Mrs. Olivia Henson died at the family home on North Ninth street Saturday night and the remains were shipped to Purdon this morning for interment. The deceased was 32 years old and is survived by her husband and five children.

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Floyd Cecil Shors
Feb 22, 1897 - Jan 22, 1917

THREE DEATHS IN ONE FAMILY.

All Occur Within Week, and Old Age and Youth Go Alike.

In the Pursley community there were three deaths in the same home last week. On Wednesday night Floyd Shores, aged 19 years, died of pneumonia. On Thursday night Grandma Elmore, aged 94 years, died of old age, and on Friday night her death was followed by that of her son-in-law, August Shores, aged 84, of cancer of the throat.

All three were interred in the Pursley community.

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Wilson Winters
Jan 12, 1840 - Jan 12, 1919

Died Near Pursley Yesterday.

w. Winters, aged 79 years died at his home in the Pursley community yesterday and the remains were interred there this afternoon. The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sallie Belt and Mrs. Mattie Presley, both of Pursley.

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Johnnie Mae Fultz
1916 - May 17, 1917

Johnnie Mae Fultz, daughter of Mrs. Fultz of the Corbet community, aged nineteen months, died last night after only a few hours illness with congestion. The remains were interred in the Grape Creek community this afternoon.

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Samuel Jacob Ward
Jan 18, 1903 - Jan 15, 1919

Died at Angus Last Night.

Samuel Ward, the 16-year-old son of John Ward of Angus died last night of pneumonia, and the remains were interred in the Grape Creek cemetery this afternoon.

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Juliett Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Hooks) Ward
Mar 11, 1872 - Sep 12, 1961

Hold Services For Mrs. Ward

Final rites for Mrs. Lizzie Ward, 89, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Fort Worth Tuesday, were held Thursday at 10 a. m. from the Corley Chapel.

The services were conducted by Rev. Bruce Hibbitt, pastor of the Missionary Baptist church. Burial was in the Grape Creek cemetery.

Surviving are three sons, Harvey Ward, San Diego, Calif.; Frank Ward, Fort Worth, and Charles Ward, Kerrville; five daughters, Mrs. Mary Stephens, Mrs. Jane Boswell and Mrs. Gladys Johnson, all of Fort Worth; Mrs. Maggie Smith, Tyler, and Mrs. Lillian Nowell, Beaumont; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Ola Buchanan, Malakoff.

Pallbearers were George Robertson, Gordon Crumbley, Roy Reed, Thurman Penney, Johnny Patterson and P. G. Haynes.

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John Zebelin “Zebe” Ward, Jr.
Jul 5, 1896 - Jan 10, 1928

OBITUARY.

John Zeblum Ward passed away at his home near Corsicana, January 10, 1928 at 12 o’clock and was laid to rest at the Grape Creek cemetery Jan. 11th, 1928 at 3:30 o’clock. He was born July 5th, 1898 his age being 31 years, 6 months and 5 days.

We deeply regret his untimely death, and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family in this hour of bereavement. God does all things for the best, so we bow humbly in submission to his will.

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OBITUARY.

John Zeblum Ward passed away at his home near Corsican, January 10, 1928 at 12 o’clock and was laid to rest at the Grape Creek cemetery Jan. 11, 1928 at 3:30 o’clock. He was born July 5, 1898 his age being 31 years, 8 months and 5 days.

We deeply regret his untimely death, and our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the family in his hour of bereavement. God does all things for the best, so we bow humbly in submission to his holy will.

Though we say good-bye
With a tear and a sigh
To the dear one that’s gone before,
We know he’s at rest
In the home of the blest
On Canaan’s bright, happy shore.

He has crossed the great gulf to the other side,
And awaits with the angelic band,
Where we’ll meet him again and with him abide
Where Jesus our Saviour will stand.

A new found happiness, that he never knew,
While upon this old earth he trod,
Sweet peace devine and rejoicing in song
As he talks with the angels of God.

Though the power of speech was denied him here,
In this mortal earth-bound clay,
His spirit is free, and he rejoices today
For he joins in the heavenly choir.

Weep not dear mother and his loved ones here,
For dear Zeb has gone to rest—
And a far better life than this world could give,
Is his in that home of the blest.

Jesus has said in his word divine,
A place for you I go to prepare,
And a place he had
For this dear lad,
And has called him to that home so fair.

Our dear boy has gone
Where God’s children go,
To walk in the streets of gold,
To await the coming of his loved one’s there,
In a land where we’ll never grow old.

Though our hearts are sad since he has gone
To that bright country where his soul will dwell,
Peace, wrapped forever in the Savour’s love,
We will not weep since for him all’s well.

Mrs. Chas. A. Reinheimer
2114 Buchanan St.
Amarillo, Texas.

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John Zebelin Ward, Sr.
Jan 31, 1852 - Feb 4, 1933

ANGUS

ANGUS, Feb. 9—Mr. John Ward, an old-time resident of Angus, but who had resided in Ennis for the last few years, died at the home of his daughter there late Saturday evening and was buried at Grape Creek Sunday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock.

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Mary Elizabeth (Vernon) Hall-Joplin-Hall
Jan 1852 - Jan 22, 1927

FORMER RESIDENT OF KERENS DIED IN HUMBLE EARLY TODAY

Mrs. M. E. Hall died at Humble early Saturday morning and the remains will be shipped to Kerens for burial. They will arrive here early Sunday morning and will be taken to Kerens from here. Burial will be in Bazette cemetery Sunday afternoon with funeral at Kerens. The hour had not been announced at press hour.

The deceased is survived by three sons, Will Hall of Houston; A. C. and Cape Hall of Kerens, and one daughter, Miss Zetta Hall, who was living with Mrs. Hall at the time of death.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, January 22, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Col. M. E. Hall married in Alabama 2nd Solomon “Sol” Joplin married Dec. 8, 1881 Navarro County, Texas (her last name is Hall on Death certificate) d/o James Porterfield Vernon and Mary Pearl (Smith) Vernon
  • (ASSUMED BURIED HERE WITH PARENTS AT PRAIRIE POINT)

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY FOR WOMAN WHO DIED SATURDAY

Special to the Sun:
Kerens, Texas, Jan. 24.—Mrs. M. E. Hall, mother of C. J. Hall, prominent business man here, and city councilman, died shortly after noon Saturday, Mrs. Hall was 75 years of age. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon, and services will be conducted by Rev. Joe Everhart, pastor of the Presbyterian church here with interment at Bazette cemetery. At the time of her death Mrs. Hall was at Humble, Texas, to which place her son was called yesterday by her severe illness.

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Wilhelm Lubben Schomerus
May 20, 1847 - Nov 17, 1927

In Memory of W. L. Schamerus.

W. L. Schamerus was born May 20, 1847, died Nov. 17, 1927. He was sick only a short while—took sick one night and died the next evening. It seems so hard for us to have to give him up, yet knew we could not keep him always. It was so hard for us to stand over him and see him suffer and could do nothing for him. Grandpa was never sick much; always had something to say, and had a smile for everybody. He loved his friends. It is so lonesome without him. Only the Lord knows how we miss him from our home. He was always so glad to see his children and grandchildren. Grandpa, you are gone but not forgotten; we think of you every day.

He was laid to rest in the Bazette cemetery under a mound of beautiful flowers. He left to mourn his death four children and nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Written by his granddaughter, Mrs. Ora Tramel.

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Elizabeth (Farmer) Armstrong
Mar 29, 1937 - Mar 22, 2017
 
Elizabeth Armstrong, 79, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017 in Katy. She was born March 29, 1937 in Corsicana to Talmedge [sic] Dewitt Farmer and Laura Mae Patrick Farmer. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Blooming Grove and was active with Young at Heart. She enjoyed reading, cooking and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her husband Billy D. Armstrong in 1995, parents, three brothers and one sister.
She is survived by her daughters, Judy Laughlin and husband Forrest of Lockhart, Laura Ruth Douglass and husband Wayne of Katy, Gail Schunka and husband Donald of Victoria; grandchildren, Leslie, Kyle, Shelby, Jace, Logan and Coby; four great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and one on the way; brother Jessie Farmer of Indianapolis, Indiana; sisters, Emma Christian of Corsicana, Rita Bernsen and husband Wayne of Corsicana, Sandra Youngblood of Cedar Creek, Barbara Blum of Vancouver, Washington; Lita Farr and husband Clayton of Livingston and host of nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Rose Hill Cemetery with Bro. Darren Heil officiating.
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home, Corsicana.

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Bobby Don Hamilton
Sep. 27, 1943 - Apr. 4, 2017

Bobby Don Hamilton Sr., 73, of Burns Flat, Oklahoma, passed away on April 4, 2017 at Cornerstone Hospital in Shawnee Oklahoma. He was born September 27, 1943 to Jess and Ruth (Hargrove) Hamilton in Blooming Grove, TX. He was the 2nd of 4 children, 2 brothers and 1 sister. He graduated from Rankin High School in 1962 . He also attended Hardin-Simmons University and Luther Rice College and Seminary. Bobby received his Certificate of License to preach from Eastern Heights Baptist Church of Cleburne, TX in 1968 and was ordained to preach by College Heights Baptist Church of Cleburne, TX in 1972. He received his Degree of Doctor of Ministry from Lake Charles Bible College of Lake Charles, LA.

He married Jimi A. Jones December 10, 1966 in Cleburne, TX. Bobby was a Southern Baptist Minister who pastored in several states, Texas, Washington, Indiana, Kentucky, New Mexico, and North Dakota. In his free time, he loved to listen to music, read, and watching football, especially "his" Dallas Cowboys". He even preached on the roof of his church in Evansville, IN and did the "chicken dance" in Elizabethtown, KY.

Bobby is survived by his wife, Jimi; and 6 children: Elaine Hamilton, Barb (Lester) Dickinson, Bobby Jr (Terri) Hamilton, Ami ( Russell) Schmittler, Mekhial Hamilton, Sebastian (Elizabeth) Hamilton; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 Brother, Jackie (Marsha) Hamilton; as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He is preceeded in death by his parents, Jess and Ruth Hamilton, an older brother Joe Dean Hamilton, and a baby sister, Ruth Elaine Hamilton.

Graveside service will be held on Saturday April 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Rose Hill Cemetery, Blooming Grove, Texas. Officiating the service will be Pastor Eddy Freeman. Corley Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.

Bobby's favorite verse from the Bible was Psalms 118:24 "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it."

Notes:

  • h/o Jimmie Frank (Jones) Hamilton married Dec. 10, 1966;  s/o Jess Willard Hamilton & Forest Ruth (Hargrove) Hamilton
  • Corley Funeral Home
  • Submitted by Diane Richards

Austin D. Montgomery
abt 1862 - Jun 10, 1919

Funeral Took Place This Afternoon.

The remains of the late A. D. Montgomery, who died at Mansfield, La., Tuesday night, reached here yesterday afternoon at 7:40 and the funeral took place this afternoon at 4 o’clock from the home of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Redden, 513 North Tenth street, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The deceased was unmarried and was connected with a big lumber concern at the time of his death. He was 58 years of age and was a resident here at one time, and is survived by one sister, Mrs. D. C. Redden, and two brothers, E. G. and W. B. Montgomery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Ilion T. Jones and the following acted as pall bearers:

Active—W. W. Clopton, N. L. Benson, W. A. Carter, J. E. Skinner, J. P. Redden and Mit Sowell. Honorary—W. A. Johnson, J. F. Taylor, G. F. Miller, A. J. Wareing, F. P. Wood and Henry Iversen. A large number of friends attended the funeral and there were numerous floral offerings.

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Thomas Hawkins Roberts
Sep 1, 1875 - Oct 14, 1930

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR TOM ROBERTS HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Tom H. Roberts, aged 55 years, native of Corsicana, and resident of this community all of his life with the exception of a few years spent in Dallas and Oklahoma, who died at the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Tuesday night at 6:20 o’clock after a long illness, were held from the chapel of the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral was conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church.

Surviving are one son, James Hawkins Roberts, Dallas; one sister, Mrs. Cora Johnson, Corsicana, and a number of other relatives. He was a brother of the late J. Doak Roberts, president of the Texas baseball league for many years, and was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Roberts of Corsicana.

Active pallbearers were Dude Ransom, Dick Molloy, Henry Molloy, Hugh Stewart, Albert Young, Jim Miles, Jim McGill and George Leonard.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, October 15, 1930
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (Death certificate of daughter Pauline says d/o T. H. Roberts and Trixie (McCurdy) Roberts, son James Hawkins Roberts death certificate says s/o Nannie (Watson) Roberts—1910 Navarro county census says Nannie E. )
    s/o Hawkins Gregory Roberts and America (Kerr) Smith-Roberts

George Crowther
Mar 27, 1849 - Apr 21, 1919

Old Citizen Passes Away.

Geo. Crowther, aged 70 years, and who was born in England, but had been a resident here for many years died at 3 o’clock this morning at his home, 905 South Seventeenth Street, and the funeral took place this afternoon at 3:30 with interment in Oakwood. The last sad rites were well attended and were under the auspices of the Bricklayers Union. The deceased is survived by three grown children, Dave Crowther, Ed Crowther, and Mrs. Ad Megarity.

Rev. R. A. Crosby officiated at the funeral and H. W. Carson, J. C. Mason, Claude Carson, R. G. Hook, G. L. Morris, and Henry Casper acted as pall bearers, and there were many pretty floral offerings.

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Edwin George Crowther
Aug 31, 1874 - Nov 13, 1919

Died Here This Morning.

E. G. Crowther, age forty-six years, and who was a well known brick mason here for many years died at his home, 1114 West Fifth Avenue, at 10 o’clock this morning after an illness of many months, and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock. The deceased leaves a wife and four children. He was a good citizen, and had many friends who are pained by his death.

Pallbearers are as follows: H. W. Carson, J. R. Carson, Walter Pittman, H. J. Leighton, Robert Hook, C. E. Allen and D. C. Allen.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, November 13, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Wilhemina “Mina” (Duren) Crowther married Dec. 29, 1896; s/o George Crowther & Mariah (Bagshaw) Crowther

Eula Audrey (Mash) Crowder
Nov 13, 1890 - Nov 9, 1919

W. M. Mash and wife were called to Ranger some days ago by the illness of their daughter, Mrs. Dave Crowther, who is very low there. Mr. Mash came home today but Mrs. Mash remained at the sick bedside.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, February 10, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Oakwood cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX

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W. M. Mash and wife returned from Ranger last night bringing their sick daughter, Mrs. Dave Crowther, with them. Mrs. Crowther is still quite sick, but is thought to be improving.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, March 19, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o David Crowder married Dec. 6, 1908 (David is buried in Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Lubbock, Texas); d/o William Madison Mash & Sarah Addie (Wilson) Mash

Wilhemina “Mina” (Duren) Crowder
May 12, 1879 - Jun 27, 1960

Mrs. Crowther Dies Monday

Mrs. Ed. Crowther died at Pauline’s Convalescent Home Monday. She was a native of Corsicana but had lived in Dallas and Denton for several years prior to her death. Funeral services are pending.

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Mrs. Crowther Rites Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. Edwin G. Crowther, 81, will be held from McCammon’s Chapel at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Crowther, the former Miss Mina Duren, died at Pauline’s Convalescent Home Monday afternoon.

She was born in Corsicana and lived here most of her life but for the past two years had made her home with a daughter, Mrs. Thomas E. Noel, in Denton.

Surviving are two other sisters, Mrs. Bessie Smalling, Dallas, and Mrs. Edna Bond, New Orleans; three sons, Buford E., Harold and Glynn Crowther, all of Dallas; and one grandson, Ronald Edwin Crowther, Dallas; and one grandson, Ronald Edwin Crowther, Dallas; and other relatives.

Rev. Eugene E. Wood pastor of the Westminister Presbyterian church will officiate.

Pallbearers will be David Megarity, Harold Borg, J. W. McCammon, Wade Abernathy, J. L. Stubbs and Dr. William Shell.

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Joseph Burleson “Joe” Hall
d. Mar. 29, 1919

Died After Brief Illness.

Joe Hall, proprietor of a pool hall on South Beaton street, was stricken with paralysis at his home on West Tenth avenue about 6 o’clock Saturday morning and died about 1:30 that afternoon. The deceased is survived by his wife and two children, Mrs. Ira Boltz, and Miss Bessie Hall.

The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery yesterday afternoon, Rev. Chas. Oberschmidt officiating. A large number of friends attended the last sad rites and there were numerous beautiful floral offerings.

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Louis Bryan "L.B." Daniel
Nov 1, 1922 - Mar 25, 2017
 
Louis Bryan "L.B." Daniel, 94, of Euless passed away Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Texas Health Memorial Hospital in Arlington. He was born Nov. 1, 1922 in Navarro County to Louis Bryan Daniel, Sr. and Nettie Sue Jones Daniel.
He was reared in Pickett and Mildred. After graduating high school, L.B. enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the Pacific Theatre in World War II earning the rank of Sergeant. L.B. joined Texas Power and Light as a lineman after serving in the military and retired from TPL after 35 years working on the lines.
L.B. was a strong willed man who took great care of his family. He was truly "an original" and always did it his way.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife of 62 years, Bettie Beeman Daniel.
He is survived by his son, Louis Lee Daniel and daughter, Carolyn Daniel McCrery.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2017 at Corley Funeral Chapel with burial following at Resthaven Cemetery.

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James Earl McMillen
June 15, 1924 - Mar 27, 2017

 
James Earl McMillen, 92, of Longview passed away Monday, March 27, 2017 in Buckner Westminster Assisted Living. James was born June 15, 1924 in Emhouse to Lee Roy and Minnie Jewel (Merideth) McMillen.
James was raised in Emhouse and upon graduating from Emhouse High School he joined the US Marine Corps during World War II serving in the South Pacific. He was very proud of being a Marine. Upon returning from service in the South Pacific, he married his wife Helen Griffin. He worked as vice president of finance for Oil City Iron Works in Corsicana Texas until his retirement.
James is preceded in death by both parents.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years Helen Griffin McMillen; son, Danny and wife Patsy McMillen of Georgetown; daughter, Diane and husband Ron Garner of Longview; grandchildren Ryan Garner, Mary Catherine McMillen, Valori and Jason Moore, Danielle McMillen, Katie and Matthew Blake and one great grandchild, Lydia Blake.
There will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 30, 2017 at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Steven Bell and Tom Robbins officiating. Interment will follow in the Pattison Cemetery, Emhouse, TX.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to First United Methodist Church of Corsicana, TX; United Methodist Church of Emhouse, TX or US Marine Corps Reserve - Toys for Tots, 2100 New Road, Waco, TX 76707.

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Irvin Calloway Steele
Nov 14, 1842 - Mar 21, 1919

Died.

Mr. I. C. Steele, one of Corsicana’s oldest and most prominent citizens, passed away at his home on South Fourteenth street last night at 9 o’clock after and illness of ten weeks.

Mr. Steele is survived by his wife and two sisters, Miss Josie Steele of Italy and Mrs. Ellen Grafton of Waxahachie, also by Eugene Little a nephew of Carlsbad, New Mexico, and Mrs. Oscar Sawyer, a niece of Beaumont, Texas, all of whom were at his bed-side when the end came. Mr. Steele was a member of the Baptist church and lived an unbroken Christian life. The funeral took place from the home this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Hamilton Cemetery, Revs. Howell, Key and Rich conducted the services and the pallbearers were active: G. A. Plukston, J. D. Hamilton, T. P. Allen, Edgar Elliott, Julius Mixon, Will McDermie. The honorary pallbearers were Joe Norwood, Mr. Tomlin, J. D. Norwood and L. I. White.

Mr. Steele was born in Dekalb county, Georgia on November 14, 1842 and moved with his parents to Pontotoc county, Mississippi in 1845 where he grew to manhood. He joined the Confederate army in 1862 under Captain Wheeler and served under Generals Jackson, Crosby Armstrong and others till the close of the war. He made a true and faithful soldier. After his return home he farmed and attended school till qualified to teach and then taught a few years and came to Texas where he again engaged in farming.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, March 22, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Nancy J. (Little) Steele; s/o William Andrew Jackson Steele & Tobitha Adeline (Roebuck) Steele
  • Civil War, Pontotoc County, MS, Militia Beat 6

Nancy J. (Little) Steele
Oct 1, 1835 - May 31, 1928

RESIDENT NAVARRO COUNTY SIXTY-TWO YEARS PASSES AWAY

MRS. NANCY LITTLE STEELE DIED AT HER HOME HERE THURSDAY NIGHT

Mrs. Nancy Little Steele, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Texas died at her home, 602 South Fourteenth street Thursday night at 8 o’clock following an illness of three weeks, and the funeral services will be held from the family residence Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in the Hamilton Cemetery. A short service will be held at the cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. H. A. Conway, pastor of the Hope Baptist church, Corsicana, and Rev. W. H. Day, Baptist minister of Rice.

Mrs. Steele was born in Alabama, but came to Navarro county 62 years ago and had resided here since that time with the exception of a few years spent in Ellis county. Prior to moving to Corsicana about 25 years ago, she resided in the Retreat community for many years. She had been a life-long member of the Missionary Baptist church and had always taken an active interest in the work of the church. She was affectionately known to her legion of acquaintances as “Aunt Nan.”

Special quartette music will be furnished by Fred and Calvin White and Mrs. Jesse Lynd and Mrs. Edna Shields, life-long friends of Mrs. Steele.

A number of nieces and nephews survive.

She was married to the late Irvin Calloway Steele 55 years ago.

Active pallbearers will be S. D. Ramsey, Edgar Eliot, Tap Allen, Albert Young, Walter Beeman and J. J. Mixon.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dock J. Martin, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Dr. E. H. Newton, Joe Norwood, Ed Green, W. M. Layton and B. J. Derden.

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FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. NANCY STEELE HELD SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Little Steele, aged 82 years, pioneer resident of Navarro county, who died at her home, 602 South Fourteenth street Thursday night at 8 o’clock following an illness of three weeks, were held from the residence Saturday afternoon and interment was made in the Hamilton cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. H. A. Conway pastor of the Hope Baptist church, Corsicana, and Rev. W. H. Day, Baptist minister of Rice. Mrs. Steele was born in Alabama but came to Navarro county 62 years ago and had resided here since that time with the exception of a few years spent in Ellis county. Prior to moving to Corsicana about 25 years ago, she had resided in the Retreat community for many years She had been a lifelong member of the Missionary Baptist Church and had kept her membership in the Retreat church.

Special quartette music was furnished by Fred White, Calvin White, Mrs. Jesse Lynn and Mrs. Edna Shields, life-long friends of Mrs. Steele.

Mrs. Steele was the wife of the late I. C. Steele.

Surviving are three nieces, Mrs. J. I. Penny, Olathe, Kan.; Mrs. O. V. Sawyer, Beaumont; Mrs. Geo. Flournenoy, Odessa: one nephew, F. E. Little, Carlsbad, N. M.; two great nieces, Mrs. Madge Herring, Fort Worth; Mrs. John Wells, Olathe, Kansas; one great nephew, F. E. Little, Beaumont; four great-nieces, Helen and Clarice Wells, both of Olathe, Kans., and Bethel and Charlie Herring of Fort Worth, all of whom were here for the funeral services.

Active pallbearers were S. D. Ramsey, Edgar Eliot, Tap Allen, Albert Young, Walter Beeman and J. J. Mixon.

Honorary pallbearers included Dock J. Martin, Dr. I. N. Suttle, Dr. E. H. Newton, Joe Norwood, Ed Green, W. M. Layton and B. J. Derden.

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Frank B. Smith
Jun 11, 1854 - Jan 19, 1919

Died Near Here.

F. R. Smith, aged seventy-four years died at his home five miles south of Corsicana yesterday, and the remains were interred in the Hamilton cemetery today.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, January 20, 1919
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Martha Angelina (Bowman) Smith married Jan. 4, 1877; s/o M. P. Smith & E. (Mitchell) Smith per death certificate

Minnie (McPherson) Sargent
Jul 30, 1886 - May 12, 1909

Death of Mrs. Sargent.

Mrs. Sargent, wife of Former County Commissioner, J. B. Sargent, died at the family home in Rice yesterday afternoon after a lingering illness. Deceased was the daughter of the late W. W. McPherson, an old citizen of Navarro county, was 40 years of age and is survived by her mother, her husband and other relatives.

The remains were interred this afternoon at 3 o’clock in the family burying ground at Rice.

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Buford Clark
Oct 18, 1918 - Sep 24, 1920

Baby Clark Died.

The twenty-three-months-old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Clark, of north of town, died last Friday morning at 8 o’clock of an illness of one week with diphtheria. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church, conducted by Rev. W. H. Day. Interment took place at Rice cemetery. Mr. and Mrs. Clark have the sympathy of their friends in this dark hour.

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Earl Lester Bedigian
Jan. 7, 1927 - Jun. 2, 1927

LITTLE CHILD DIED ODD FELLOWS HOME BURIAL FRIDAY

Funeral services for Earl Lester Bedigian, aged four months and twenty-three days, son of Margaret Bedigian, were held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Friday morning at 9:30 with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The little lad died at the I.O.O.F Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

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

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Harvey Fredrick Steely
Jul 13, 1886 - Feb 4, 1927

FORT WORTH MAN DIED EARLY FRIDAY AFTERNOON HERE

H. F. Steely, aged 40 years, of Fort Worth, who has been in Corsicana for several months, died at the residence of Tom Sutherland on West Collin Street Friday afternoon at 1:40 o’clock following an illness of several months.

Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 1500 West Collin street and will be conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Homer Hunter of Fort Worth; one brother, Clay Steely of Fort Worth; one sister, Mrs. Frank Wilson of Corsicana.

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Dennis Allen McAfee, Sr.
Apr 4, 1950 - Mar 7, 2017
 
Obituary for Dennis A. McAfee, Sr.
Dennis A. McAfee, Sr., 66, of Richmond, Texas went to be with the Lord on March 7, 2017 surrounded by his loving family in Sugarland, Texas. He was born April 4, 1950 in Corsicana, Texas to Bobby McAfee and Johnnie Reandeau. Dennis believed and gave his life to Christ and knew the Lord for himself at an early age. He honorably served our country as a combat medic in the U.S. Army. He worked for 40+ years with juveniles starting at Harris County Juvenile Probation as a probation officer for many years then working his way to Chief of Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department. Dennis retired only to return to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office as the Grant Writer/Juvenile Outreach Officer. He took great pride in his job and his efforts with helping youth better their lives.

Dennis was passionate about the outdoors hunting, fishing, shooting at the gun range and going to car shows so when he finally retired he moved to Corpus Christi and had fun enjoying his travels around the United States, all of retirement toys his boat, RV, truck/GTO and of course all the time to Fish Fish Fish. Dennis was a Life-Time Member of the Sugar Land Rotary Club. This loving husband, father, grandpa “Daddy Mac”, brother and friend will truly be missed.

Dennis is preceded in death by his parents, Bobby McAfee and Johnnie Reandeau, and brother, Bobby Allen McAfee, Jr.

Survivors include his wife, Robin McAfee; children, Dennis McAfee, Jr.(Sue), Elizabeth Smith (Chris) and Jonathan McAfee (Holly Smith); step children, Rachel White (Curtis), T.V. Miller III (Ashley), and Johnathan Johnson (Chelsea); brothers, Hal McAfee (Mary); and Danny McAfee (Cheryl); 11 grandchildren; cousin/brother, Wayne Maxwell (Norma); along with a host of extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until service time at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, March 11, 2017 in the Chapel of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home in Rosenberg with Dr. Grayling Alexander, Pastor officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Rosenberg.

Pallbearers will include Dennis Jr, Jonathan, and Ty McAfee, Chris, Hunter and Colten Smith, and Wayne Maxwell.

Honorary pallbearers will include T.V. Miller III, Johnathan Johnson, Roger Barton, Jerome Ellis and all the lives of the children he inspired.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fort Bend County Behind the Badge at the Sheriff’s Department, the Rotary Club of Sugar Land or Fort Bend County Partnership For Youth.

Tributes and words of condolence may be left for the family at www.davisgreenlawnfh.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis-Greenlawn Funeral Home, 3900 B.F. Terry Blvd., (Hwy 59 South @ FM 2218) in Rosenberg, Texas 77471, Phone: 281-341-8800.


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Fannie (Branning) Jones
May 26, 1895 - Dec. 11, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. FANNIE JONES ARE HELD MONDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Jones, aged 32 years, wife of Martin Jones, were held Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Methodist Protestant church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Mrs. Jones died at 519 East Eleventh avenue Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, mother and one sister.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. J. Parneil.

Pallbearers were Hubert Hale, Marion Johnson, J. M. Lannie, Bert Wafer, Leonard Ayers and J. Kirkland.

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Richard Lynn Jackson
Feb 1, 1918 - Apr 26, 1927

LITTLE BOY PASSED AWAY AT EARLY HOUR TUESDAY MORNING

Richard Lynn Jackson, aged 9 years, son of Mrs. Ola Jackson died at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Monroe, 617 South Eighteenth street, Tuesday morning at 3:20 o’clock and the funeral services were held at the Monroe residence Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Sowell, pastor of the Church of Christ.

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Ola Ernestine (Bonds) Jackson-Garner
Mar 8, 1893 - Jun 24, 1962

Mrs. J. J. Garner Expires Sunday Rites Monday

Mrs. John J. Garner, 69, of 1020 West Second avenue, died suddenly at the Navarro Clinic early Sunday afternoon.

Funeral services were to be held from the Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

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

Native of Grapevine, Mrs. Garner had spent most of her life in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, retired colonel of the Army and former assistant postmaster, Corsicana; two sons, Capt. John J. Garner, Jr., Fort Sill, Okla., and Avery Jackson, Corsicana; a grandson, John J. Garner 111, Fort Sill; a granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas Lester, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. George Landon and Mrs. Edgar Ward, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Paul Kenner, Brownwood; a brother, A. T. Monroe, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were to e Bill McPhail, Ruby Owen, Harold C. Johnston, John T. Perkins, Preston Garner, Joe Coggins, Jr., Billy Jack Paschal and Joe Hashop.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, June 25, 1962
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband Avery Tatum Jackson married Jan. 1, 1914 2nd husband John Joel Garner, Sr. married Jun. 2, 1928; d/o Dee Bonds and Mary Ann (Dyer) Bonds-Monroe (step father Alonzo F. Monroe)

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Monday Rites For Mrs. Garner

Funeral services for Mrs. John J. Garner, 69, 1020 West Second avenue, who died at Navarro Clinic Sunday, were held in Corley Chapel Monday at 4 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Claude B. Holcomb, minister of Fifth Avenue Church of Christ officiated.

Although she was a native of Grapevine, Mrs. Garner had spent most of her life in Corsicana.

Surviving are her husband, retired colonel of the Army and former assistant postmaster, Corsicana; two sons, Capt. John J. Garner, Jr., Fort Sill, Okla., and Avery Jackson, Corsicana; a grandson, John J. Garner 111, Fort Sill; a granddaughter, Mrs. Thomas Lester, Dallas; three sisters, Mrs. George Landon and Mrs. Edgar Ward, both of Corsicana and Mrs. Paul Kenner, Brownwood; a brother, A. T. Monroe, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Bill McPhail, Ruby Owen, Harold C. Johnston, John T. Perkins, Preston Garner, Joe Coggins, Jr., Billy Jack Paschal and Joe Hashop.

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Kate A. (Taylor) Rogers
Dec 25, 1862 - Nov 26, 1928

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY IN HOUSTON MONDAY

MRS. S. J. ROGERS WILL BE BURIED HERE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. S. J. Rogers, aged about 60 years, native of Tennessee, but resident of Corsicana for many years until three years ago, died in Houston Monday night at 7 o’clock following an illness of several years, and the body will arrive in Corsicana on the early Southern Pacific train Wednesday morning. The funeral services will be conducted at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services at the parlors will be conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, while the local Eastern Star chapter will have charge of the services at the grave.

The family is well known in Corsicana and Mr. and Mrs. Rogers moved to Houston to be with their daughters, who reside there.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Kate Weller and Mrs. Ruth Whitmire, both of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Jenny Grady, Dallas, and other relatives.

Mr. Rogers formerly was tax assessor of Navarro county, and also was engaged in the cotton business for many years here.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT ARE HELD

Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Rogers, aged 66 years, wife of S. J. Rogers, formerly of Corsicana, who died in Houston, Monday evening at 7 o’clock following an illness of several years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking parlors with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Prior to moving to Houston three years ago, the family resided in Corsicana and were well-known here, Mr. Rogers having been in the cotton business and at one time serving county tax assessor.

The body arrived in Corsicana on the early Southern Pacific passenger train, Wednesday morning. The funeral services were conducted at the parlors by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, while the Corsicana chapter of the Eastern Star had charge of the services at the grave.

Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Kate Weiler and Mrs. Ruth Whitmire, both of Houston; one sister, Mrs. Jenny Grady, Dallas, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were L. E. McCormick, George Whytte, John Redden, Elmer Keith, H. G. Knight and Rod Kenner.

Out of town relatives and friends here to attend the funeral were: Mrs. R. N. S. Grady and daughter, Miss Eddie Hoyt, Dallas; Mr. and Mrs. John K. Wiley and son, Rogers, Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Whitemore, Houston and Horton Webb, Mrs. Grady and daughter are guests of Mrs. Olivia Jackson while here.

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Samuel Jones “Sam” Rogers
Oct 28, 1857 - Jul 16, 1946

FORMER RESIDENT DIED TUESDAY AT HOME IN HOUSTON

Samuel J. Rogers, aged 83 years, former Corsicana resident, died at his home in Houston Tuesday night at 11:30 o’clock. He had resided in Houston the past 20 years. Rogers was a member of the Masonic Lodge here.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. V. E. Whitmore, Houston and Mrs. J. K. Wiley, Shreveport, and a granddaughter, Karen Wiley, Shreveport.

The body will arrive in Corsicana at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held at Oakwood cemetery, Thursday afternoon at 4:30 with the Masons in charge.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Attention Master Masons.
You are requested to attend the funeral of Bro. S. J. Rogers Thursday afternoon, July 18, at 4:30 o’clock. A master Mason’s Lodge will be opened at 3:45 p.m.—W. E. Percival, Master.

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FUNERAL FOR SAMUEL J. ROGERS AT 4:30 P.M. ON THURSDAY

Funeral services for Samuel J. Rogers, aged 88 years, who died in Houston Tuesday night, are scheduled at Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 4:30 p.m. where interment is to be made following Masonic services. He formerly resided in Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. V. E. Whitmore, Houston, and Mrs. J. K. Wiley, Shreveport; two grandchildren, S. R. Wiley and Karen Wiley, both of Shreveport.

Corley Funeral Home directs.

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Ida L. Jones
Aug 31, 1896 - Feb 27. 1927

CORSICANA YOUNG WOMAN DIED SUNDAY BODY BROUGHT HERE

MISS IDA JONES PASSED AWAY AFTER SEVERAL WEEKS OF ILLNESS

Funeral services for Miss Ida Jones, who died at a sanitarium in Dallas Sunday morning at 10:20, were held Monday afternoon at 4:30 and were conducted by Rev. L. T. Jones, former pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church of which the deceased was a member, assisted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Services were held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. N. Jones, 600 North Commerce street and interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Other than her parents, Miss Jones is survived by a brother. Arthur Jones, Dallas, and a sister Mrs. H. G. Gribble, Corsicana. Two aunts, Miss Olivia Smith of Corsicana and Mrs. W. A. Richardson also survive.

Following were the pallbearers: Darwood Robinson, E. R. Kemp, John Jones, Frank Holmes, Jester Pittman, A. P. Simpson.

Miss Jones had lived in Corsicana all her life and was well known, the beautiful floral offerings attesting the esteem in which she was held by those who knew her.

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Hugh Thomas Wareing
Nov 16, 1902 - May 29, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES MONDAY AFTERNOON FOR HUGH WAREING

Funeral services for Hugh Wareing, aged 24 years, who died at the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Wareing, 1005 West Seventh avenue, Sunday morning at 3:30 o’clock following an illness of six months, were held at the First Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. David Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his parents, four brothers, John Wareing, West Texas; Arthur Wareing, Corsicana; Leslie Wareing, Corsicana; Edgar Charles Wareing, Corsicana; uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Sutherland and other relatives.

Following were the active pallbearers:

Preston Harrison, Cleo Miller, Jack Benson, Pole Edens, Layton Humphries, Ed M. Polk, Jr., Hal Jones and Dan Comfort.

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Gertrude (Stumbaugh) Watkins-Wimberly
Dec 15, 1878 - May 13, 1927

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED IN HOSPITAL FRIDAY EVENING

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. F. R. WIMBERLEY SATURDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Gertrude Wimberly, aged 48 years, wife of F. R. Wimberly, 811 West Eleventh avenue, died in the Navarro county hospital Friday, evening at 7 o’clock following an operation several days ago. The funeral services were conducted at the family residence Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. M. A. Turner, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Pallbearers were Dick Anderson, C. C. Best, Hugh Miller, D. M. Parham, Tom Hughes, L. J. Shepard and Chas. Langston.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - May 14, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband unknown Watkins 2nd husband Frank R. Wimberly married May 20, 1919; d/o John Stumbaugh & Julia (Grotts) Stumbaugh

Benjamin Franklin Wimberly
Sep 2, 1848 - Apr 21, 1946

Out-Of-Town Friends, Relatives Attended Wimberley Funeral

Out-of-town relatives and friends in attendance at the funeral of the late Ben Wimberley were Mrs. Fred B. Wimberley, Mr. and Mrs. Harold L. Lawler of Tyler; B. C. Wimberley and son, Herbert of Meridian, Miss.; Mr. and Mrs. Lyman G. Long of Kilgore; Mr. and Mrs. James C. Jenkins and daughter, Norma Jean of Pasadena; Mrs. J. D. Fall of Jacksonville; Mrs. J. W. Davidson of Eldorado, Ark.; Mrs. Hamp Wilson and son, J. L. Wilson, of Camden, Ark.

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John H. “Jonny” Wimberly
Jul 10, 1897 - Jan 9, 1947

Johnny H. Wimberly Rites Held Friday

Funeral rites for Johnny H. Wimberly, aged 49 years, life-long resident of Navarro county, who died at the P. and S. Hospital early Thursday, were held Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the McCammon Chapel. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. R. Beaird, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Clara Jenkins, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lela Sall, Jacksonville; three brothers, Frank Wimberly, Corsicana; Clyde Wimberly, Meridian, Miss., and S. R. Wimberly, Tyler, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were John C. Hughes, Pat Barton, Lyman G. Long, George Campbell, Paul Miller and Homer Steele.

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Kirk T. Wimberly
Nov 26, 1894 - May 30, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES WEDNESDAY MORNING FOR KIRK WIMBERLY

Funeral services for Kirk T. Wimberly, aged 37 years, who died at Sanitorium, Texas, Monday afternoon, were held from the family residence, 607 West Ninth avenue Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body arrived here Tuesday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. A. Crosby, pastor of the Eleventh Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Jean Wimberly; father, B. F. Wimberly, Corsicana; four brothers, F. R. Wimberly, Corsicana; D. C. Wimberly, Meridian, Miss.; John H. Wimberly, Longview; and Fred B. Wimberly, Tyler; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Jenkins, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lena Fall, Mexia.

Pallbearers were Elmer Howard, Archie Odom, Paul Miller, Dr. Dubart Miller, Ed Childress, Dr. Will Miller, Pete O’Daniel, Dr. Tate Miller, Dallas; and Clarence Denbow.

The funeral was directed by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, June 1, 1932
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • Assumed h/o Lillian (Folk) Wimberly married Jan. 11, 1917; s/o Benjamin Franklin Wimberly & Catherine E. “Kate” (Green) Wimberly

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR KIRK WIMBERLY WEDNESDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Kirk T. Wimberly, aged 37 years, who died at Sanitorium, Texas, Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, are scheduled to be held at 1 o’clock, are scheduled to be held from the family residence, 607 West Ninth avenue, Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body is scheduled to arrive in Corsicana Tuesday afternoon.

Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Jean Wimberly; father, B. F. Wimberly, Corsicana; four brothers, F. R. Wimberly, Corsicana; D. C. Wimberly, Meridian, Miss.; John H. Wimberly, Longview; and Fred B. Wimberly, Tyler; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Jenkins, Corsicana, and Mrs. Lena Fail, Mexia.

Funeral arrangements here are being handled by the Sutherland – McCammon Funeral Home.

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