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Sharon G. (Johnson) Longworth
Jul 7, 1947 - Oct 20, 2016

Sharon G. Longworth, 69, of Jersey Village, died suddenly Oct. 20, 2016. She was born July 7, 1947 to Clifton (Red) and Ora Mae Johnson in Corsicana, TX. She graduated Aldine High School in 1965 and was a life-long resident of Houston. She began working in accounting for National Supply in 1965, retiring from National Oilwell Varco in 2009. Sharon married Dennis Longworth April 26, 1980, and they lived in Jersey Village most of their married life. They traveled widely and returned from a three-week trip to France, Italy and Ireland only two weeks before her death.
Cheerful, fun, thoughtful and caring, Sharon was loved by all who knew her.
She enjoyed playing softball in her earlier years, remained a sports fan throughout her life and was especially devoted to the Houston Texans. An avid reader, she loved seeing children in libraries, believing that reading is one of life’s most valuable and enjoyable skills. She is survived by her husband Dennis, son Mark (Kim) Longworth and grandchildren Brandon and Becca of Herndon, VA; son Steve (Rose) Longworth and grandchildren Nate and Max of Middletown, OH. She is also survived by sister Carmelita (Carmen) Johnson and Jo Calverley of Garden City, TX, brother Carey Johnson of Conroe and many cousins and friends. Visitation will be 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 23 at Klein Funeral Home, 9719 Wortham Blvd., Houston. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at the Klein Funeral Home Chapel with a graveside service at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24 at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana. Pallbearers will be Brandon Longworth, Becca Longworth, Nate Longworth, Max Longworth, Sammy McGlothlin and Alex Halfmann. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to a library of one’s choice or to a favorite charity. A light has gone out in the universe.

Klein Memorial Funeral Home

Dodo Martinez
Jun 10, 1864 - Jul 15, 1927

MAN’S WINDPIPE SEVERED WHEN HE DROPPED REVOLVER

Dodo Martinez, age 63, was brought to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday afternoon suffering from a bullet wound in the neck which had severed his wind-pipe and it was necessary to operate and insert a tube so that he could breathe. He was in a very critical condition Tuesday afternoon, and attending physicians feared that pneumonia had set in.

According to details supplied by those accompanying Martinez, he was engaged in moving some clothing from one closet to another, and one load of clothes contained a gun which was discharged when the clothes were dropped, the bullet striking him on one side of the neck and passing through, coming out on the opposite side.

Martinez was employed in the lignite mines at Malakoff.

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MEXICAN DIED IN LOCAL HOSPITAL AS RESULT SHOOTING

BULLET WOUND, SAID HAVE BEEN ACCIDENTAL, SEVERED WINDPIPE

Dodo Martinez, Mexican, aged 63 years, employed in the lignite mines at Malakoff, who was brought to the Corsicana Hospital and Clinic Monday afternoon suffering from gunshot wounds, died Saturday morning at 6 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

A bullet wound in the neck which severed the windpipe was received when a gun was discharged. It was stated that the shooting was accidental and occurred when he dropped some clothes in which a gun was said to have been kept, according to persons accompanying Martinez to Corsicana. An operation was performed and a tube was inserted in his throat so that he could breathe.

The bullet penetrated his neck, coming out on the opposite side from where it entered.

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Sarah (Weir) Bratcher
Apr 22, 1905 - May 16, 1927

CAR TURNS OVER EARLY MONDAY ON ENNIS HIGHWAY

MRS. SARAH BRATCHER DIES FROM INJURIES, OTHERS ESCAPE WITH MINOR HURTS

Mrs. Sarah Bratcher, aged 22 years, wife of O. E. Bratcher, employee of the Humble Oil Company in the gasoline department, with headquarters at Mildred, several miles southeast of Corsicana, was almost instantly killed at 5:30 o’clock Monday morning, four miles south of Ennis, when the automobile in which she, her husband and three small children were riding, turned over, crushing her chest. The injured woman was taken to a near-by farm house where she died within a few minutes. The other occupants of the car escaped with minor injuries and cuts.

The Sutherland ambulance, driven by J. A. McMahon, answered the call and brought the body to Corsicana.

Funeral services will be held here Wednesday with interment here.

Surviving are her husband, one child, two step-children and a number of relatives at Pampa, Texas.

Mr. Bratcher stated that he did not know exactly how the accident occurred. An automobile was proceeding ahead of the Bratcher car, it was stated, and the car pulled out of the road to make a turn, forcing the Bratcher car off a bridge, the car turning over.

Other than damages to the top and windshield, the automobile was not damaged and was driven on to Corsicana.

Mr. Bratcher had been in the employ of the Humble Oil Company for three years.

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Harry J. Leighton
Feb 14, 1867 - May 16, 1927

HARRY LEIGHTON PASSED AWAY EARLY MONDAY MORNING

FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER FIRE CHIEF HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON

Harry J. Leighton, aged 60 years, formerly chief of the Corsicana fire department, died at his home here, 729 West Ninth avenue, Monday morning at 1 o’clock, following an illness of several months and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Reed of Dallas; two grandchildren; two brothers, Chas. Leighton, Corsicana; Warren Leighton, Dallas; two sisters, Miss Anna Leighton, Little Rock, Ark., Mrs. Douglas Hannon, Dallas.

For many years Mr. Leighton was one of the best known bricklayers in this section of the State and often did contracting in his line of work. He was a courteous, genial and well liked man and had a host of friends who will deeply regret his passing away and will sorrow with his loved ones in their hour of grief.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR HARRY LEIGHTON MONDAY AFTERNOON

FORMER FIRE CHIEF AND LONG-TIME CITIZEN LAID TO REST IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Harry J. Leighton, aged 60 ;years, former fire chief of Corsicana, who died at his residence, 723 West Ninth avenue, Monday morning at 12 o’clock, were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister.

Mr. Leighton had been ill for several months. For many years he was a brick-layer and contractor.

Members of the Corsicana brick-layers union was the pallbearers.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. J. M. Reed, Dallas; two grand-children; two brothers, Chas. Leighton, Corsicana; Warren Leighton, Dallas; two sisters, Miss Anna Leighton, Little Rock; Mrs. Douglas Harmon, Dallas.

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Robert Roscoe Bowers
Jul 21, 1881 - Jan 7, 1964

Robert Bowers Rites Thursday

Robert Bowers, retired farmer, Trinidad cotton gin operator, who has resided at Rockdale several years, died Tuesday following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at Rockdale Thursday at 1 p.m. with graveside rites at Oakwood cemetery here Thursday at 4 p.m.

Bowers is the grandfather of Mrs. Don Nicholson of Corsicana and his daughter, Mrs. Catherine Johnston of Rockdale, formerly was a teacher in the Robert E. Lee school here.

Other survivors include a son, Kilberne Bowers, Plattsburg, Mo.; two other grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two sisters who reside in Kansas.

Corley will direct local arrangements.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Jan. 8, 1964
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Alberta (Kilborn) Bowers married Aug 6, 1911 in Kansas; s/o Michael Nels Bowers & Mary Etta (Edwards) Bowers

Iva (White) Burns
Dec 3, 1887 - Sep 26, 1948

MRS. L. J. BURNS DIES FOLLOWING EXTENDED ILLNESS

Mrs. L. J. Burns, aged 63 years, died at the family home, 717 West Eighth avenue, Sunday evening at 7:25 o’clock, following an illness of two years.

Funeral services will be held from the Fellowship Baptist church Monday afternoon at 5 o’clock with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. Obie F. Barton, pastor of the church.

Mrs. Burns was a native Texan.

Surviving are her husband of Corsicana; three sons, Ezra Burns, Corsicana, and A. C. and Lonnie Burns, both of Fort Worth; four daughters, Misses Edith Mae and Erna Fay Burns, twins, both of Corsicana; Mrs. Eva Pillow, Corsicana and Mrs. Opal Harrison, Ennis; three brothers, E. A. White, Powell; M. C. White, Dallas, and Johnnie White, Washington; six sisters, Mrs. Lillie Kirkham, Corsicana; Mrs. Alpha Allen, Dallas; Mrs. Leta Winins, Alexandria, La.; Mrs. Ava Murdaugh, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Ehhnie Teague, Globe, Ariz, and Mrs. Minnie Lyda, Georgetown; nine grandchildren, Springfield, Mo, and other relatives.

Deacons of the Fellowship Baptist church will be pallbearers.

Corley Funeral Home will direct.

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Lillie May (White) Kirkham
Nov 9, 1896 - Nov 3, 1973

Mrs. Kirkham

Funeral services were to be at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Mrs. T. B. Kirkham, 76, of Dallas, who died Sunday in Dallas, Dr. W. A. Criswell, pastor of First Baptist church in Dallas, was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana.

She was a native of Navarro County and had lived in Dallas since 1952.

Survivors include a son, T. B. Kirkham of Dallas; a grandson, Rodney Kirkham of Dallas; five sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lyda of Belton, Mrs. W. L. Murdaugh of Springfield, Mo., Mrs. R. J. Engomar of Long Beach, Calif., and Mrs. Leta Winans and Mrs. Marvin Allen, both of Dallas; and a brother, Ezra White of Powell.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, Nov 6, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Thomas Benjamin “Tom” Kirkham, Sr; d/o Andrew Johnson White buried at Dresden cemetery & Elizabeth F. (Cooper) White

Thomas Benjamin “Tom” Kirkham
Jan 14, 1894 - Oct 5, 1948

Tom B. Kirkham Is Killed As Train Crashes Into Car

“The Hustler,” fast Southern Pacific passenger train, crashed into the center of a small automobile driven by Tom B. Kirkham, 54, Corsicana businessman, at 9:17 a. m. Tuesday just south of Carl’s Switch, killing him instantly.

Kirkham, implement dealer and trailer manufacturer, who maintained a business on East Sixth avenue, was alone when struck.

Sheriff David Castles, first peace officer to reach the scene of the lonely crossing, and a train crew foreman pointed out that Kirkham was almost across when the fast southbound section plowed into the center of the vehicle. The front wheels of the Plymouth coupe had left a mark on the west side of the tracks.

Making Fast Time.
The train, said to have been traveling about 75 miles an hour as it headed down the stretch toward the Southern Pacific station, sounded a stop signal, a warning that brought Ernest Hoffman, Rice, section foreman, out of a hollow to the scene of the crash.

Kirkham was travelling west on the narrow, seldom-used old Rice Road. Just a few feet east of the crossing is a bad bridge that is impossible to get over unless a car is slowed. The rest is upgrade, and it was believed Kirkham was barely moving when struck.

So terrific was the force that the coupe was hurled 25 feet forward before it ever touched the ground. It came to a battered, twisted blood-stained stop within 50 yards of the crossing. The motor was flung 300 feet south of the scene.

Inquest Held.
John R. Corley, Corley Funeral owner, and James R. Culberson, Southern Pacific agent, w4ere bringing Kirkham’s body to Highway 5 when Sheriff Castles arrived. Castles remained at the scene to aid in an inquest by Justice of the Peace A. E. Foster, brought to the scene of the crash by Constable Joe Allen.

Judge Foster later viewed the body at Corley’s and held the death accidental.

The body was pinned within the wreckage and was badly crushed and mutilated.

Hoffman, who was working his gang north of the scene, said he heard the engine whistle for a stop and knew there had been an accident. He came to the crossing on the work motorcar.

Kirkham lived fairly close to the scene of the accident, in a house known as the “old Dr. David home.”

Southern Pacific workmen said there were some SP officials aboard the No. 16 section at the time of the accident. They included C. C. Chism, roadmaster, and A. P. Reece, division engineer.

Time of Crash 9:17 a.m.
Hoffman fixed the time of the crash at 9:17 a. m. The train stops here at 9:28 a.m.

Spectators found near the scene of the accident a single material thing of the victim—a blood-spattered tie clast with the picture of a little golden bull on its surface.

Culberson said the identity of the train crew was not known by him. He said the engineer was a man named Ousley, but he did not otherwise know his identity. The agent went immediately to the crash scene when the conductor reported it upon arrival here. The conducted inspected the wreckage and the crew found the man crushed to death within the entwined steel.

Survivors Listed.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Kirkham, of Corsicana; a son, T. B. Kirkham, Jr., Houston; a grandson, Rodney Kirkham, Houston; mother, Mrs. G. D. Kirkham, Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra White, Powell, and Mrs. Lois Eastman, Laird Hill, and other relatives.

Kirkham was connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company sales organization here for many years before entering business for himself several years ago.

He had been a deacon of the First Baptist church here for many years, and held membership in the Masonic Lodge.

Kirkham’s death is the ninth traffic fatality in Navarro county for 1948.

Funeral arrangements were incomplete early Tuesday afternoon.

The McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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Wednesday Rites For T. B. Kirkham Victim Of Crash

Funeral services for Tom B. Kirkham, 54, instantly killed Tuesday morning at a Southern Pacific Lines grade crossing, will be held from the First Baptist church on Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church.

Kirkham, an implement dealer and trailer manufacturer, was alone at the time of the accident. His automobile was struck at a crossing south of Carl’s Switch, about five miles north of Corsicana, by “The Hustler,” a fast Southern Pacific Lines passenger train. The accident occurred at 9:17 a. m. Tuesday.

Judge A. E. Foster, justice of the peace, returned a coroner’s verdict of accidental death following an investigation by county and precinct officers.

Kirkham was a deacon of the First Baptist church and a Mason. He was formerly connected with the Magnolia Petroleum Company’s sales department here before going into business.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Kirkham, Corsicana; a son, T. B. Kirkham, Jr., Houston; a grandson, Rodney Kirkham, Houston; mother, Mrs. G. D. Kirkham, Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra White, Powell, and Mrs. Lois Eastman, Laird Hill, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Russell Purifoy, Frank Williams, Guy Love, C. A. Middleton, Virgil Williamson, Marvin Tekell, M. E. Lake and Wesley Edens.

Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the First Baptist church and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home will direct.

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TOM B. KIRKHAM FUNERAL RITES HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Tom B. Kirkman, 54, were held from the First Baptist church Wednesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Dr. Jared I. Cartlidge, pastor of the church, of which Kirkham had been a long-time deacon.

Kirkham, an implement dealer and trailer manufacturer, was instantly killed Tuesday morning five miles north of Corsicana when his car was struck at a grade crossing by “The Hustler,” crack Southern Pacific Lines passenger train. His death is the ninth traffic fatality in Navarro county this year.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillie Kirkham, Corsicana; a son T. B. Kirkham, Jr., Houston; a grandson, Rodney Kirkham, Houston; mother, Mrs. G. D. Kirkham, Powell; two sisters, Mrs. Ezra White, Powell, and Mrs. Lois Eastman, Laird Hill, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Russell Purifoy, Frank Williams, Guy Love, C. A. Middleton, Virgil Williamson, Marvin Tekell, M. E. Lake and Wesley Edens.

Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the First Baptist church and friends of the family.

McCammon Funeral Home directed.

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Mittie Bryan (Starling) Holloway
Sep 19, 1877 - Apr 28, 1955

Mrs. Holloway Dies Thursday

Mrs. Price Holloway, 77, native of Smith county, Texas, 403 College avenue, died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday following an extended illness. She had resided in Corsicana many years.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Jimmy Lafferty, Baptist minister of Smithfield, Texas.

Surviving are three sons, V. D. Holloway, Bristol, Va.; Vance and K. E. Holloway, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jodie Hoffman, Fort Worth; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Willie Sanford and Mrs. Bertha Guinn, both of Tyler, and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, April 28, 1955
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Price Edwin Holloway married Nov. 10, 1897; d/o Thomas William Starling & Sarah Adaline (Pepper) Starling

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Mrs. Holloway Services Friday

Funeral services for Mrs. Price Holloway, 77, native Texan, 403 College avenue, were held from the Corley Chapel Friday at 2:30 p.m. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Bob Cheek, pastor of the North Side Baptist church, and Rev. Jimmy Lafferty, Baptist minister of Smithfield.

Mrs. Holloway died in Memorial Hospital early Thursday.

Surviving are three sons, V. D. Holloway, Bristol, Va.; Vance and K. E. Holloway, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Jodie Hoffman, Fort Worth; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Willie Sanford and Mrs. Bertha Guinn, both of Tyler, and other relatives.

Nephews were pallbearers.

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Price Edwin Holloway
Feb 17, 1873 - Jan 19, 1947

PRICE HOLLOWAY FUNERAL SERVICES PLANNED TUESDAY

Price Holloway, aged 73 years, Zion’s Rest, life-long Navarro county resident, proprietor of a blacksmith shop, 211 East Second avenue for many years, died at the P. and S. Hospital Sunday morning.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Vernon Holloway, Bristol, Va.; Vance and Kelton Holloway, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Hoffman, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Joe Magness, Corsicana; a brother, Frank Holloway, Plainview; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held from the Corley Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Revs. Jack and Raymond Goff Baptist ministers.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Jan 20, 1947
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Mittie Bryan (Starling) Holloway married Nov. 18, 1897; s/o Robert Lafayette “Fate” Holloway & Irene Tennessee “Tennie” (Skinner) Holloway buried in Hamilton-Beeman cemetery

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RITES TUESDAY FOR PRICE HOLLOWAY WITH BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Price Holloway, 73, life-long Navarro county resident, who died Sunday morning at the P. and S. Hospital, were held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the Corley Funeral Chapel. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Revs. Jack and Raymond Goff, Baptist ministers.

Holloway had operated a blacksmith shop here for many years.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicana; three sons, Vernon Holloway, Bristol, Va.; Vance and Kelton Holloway, both of Corsicana; a daughter, Mrs. Florence Hoffman, Fort Worth; a sister, Mrs. Joe Magness, Corsicana; a brother, Frank Holloway, Plainview; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Active pallbearers were Gilbert Stubbs, W. E. Jordan, Joe E. Simms, W. E. Owen, O. L. Watkins, George Owen.

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John Gilbert Roberts
Apr 18, 1926 - Apr 10, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE CHILD BE HELD TUESDAY

John Gilbert Roberts, one-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Roberts died here Sunday evening at 6:20 o’clock and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors.

Music at the funeral will be furnished by the girls’ glee club of the State Orphans’ Home.

Mr. and Mrs. Roberts were connected with the State Home until a few months ago when Mr. Roberts resigned as mechanical instructor of the Home to accept a position as engineer of the Navarro Ice Company.

Mr. Roberts is a native of Wales, while Mrs. Roberts is a native of Switzerland. They have been in America only a few years.

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Mary Elizabeth (Gunn) Smith
Aug 31, 1883 - Apr 22, 1950

Mrs. George Smith Died In Graham Early Saturday

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Smith, former Navarro county school teacher, died in a Graham hospital Saturday at 1 a.m.

Funeral services will be held at Graham Sunday morning followed by a graveside service at Oakwood cemetery here Sunday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband Rev. George Smith, pastor of the Methodist church at Eliasville, Young county; two step-sons, George Smith, Jr., Gilmer, and J. Marvin Smith, Dallas; a step-daughter, Mrs. Edna Helen Gallup, Denton; four sisters, Mrs. Edna A. Pope, Corsicana; Mrs. Telisa Urban, Los Angeles; Mrs. Dianne Pike, Teague; and Miss Mary Gunn, Eureka; a brother, David Gunn, Los Angeles and other relatives.

Mrs. Smith was the daughter of the late J. Moses Gunn of Eureka. She taught school in Navarro county for 30 years.

Griffin Funeral Home is directing arrangements.

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Edna Abigail (Gunn) Pope
Nov 20, 1876 - Jul 28, 1957

Mrs. F. M. Pope Services Monday

Mrs. F. M. Pope, 80, native of Eureka, resident of Corsicana 47 years, died at the family home on West Eleventh avenue Sunday.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at 11 a.m. from the Corley Chapel with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Ted Spencer, pastor of the Eureka Methodist church.

Surviving are two sons, D. H. Pope, Tyler, and S. L. Pope, Abilene; two daughters, Mrs. Walter Kelly, Evergreen, Colo., and Mrs. Edith Porter, Austin; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. C. H. Pike, Teague; Mrs. Mary Gunn, Eureka, and Mrs. Clarence Urban, Los Angeles, Calif., and other relatives.

Pallbearers were W. J. Wallace, C. L. Brown, Jr.; P. P. McKinney, John Storrie, J. S. Gordon and Norman Bedgood.

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Betty Sue (Phillips) Huff
Nov 21, 1881 - Feb 22, 1970

Mrs. Betty Huff Dies in El Paso

Mrs. Betty Sue Huff of El Paso, widow of the late W. M. Huff of Corsicana, died Sunday in El Paso where she had made her home the past 25 years.

The body will be returned Tuesday to Griffin Funeral Home to lie in state until 2 p.m. Wednesday graveside rites in Oakwood cemetery under the direction of Corsicana Eastern Star No. 118. Dr. Lively Brown will be officiating minister.

She was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

Her survivors include several sisters-in-law among them Mrs. Beulah Huff of Corsicana, Mrs. Laura Johnson of Blooming Grove and Mrs. O. J. Phillips of Gilmer, and several nephews including Marshall Phillips of Dallas, Dr. Hugh Phillips of Henderson, W. A. Phillips of Fort Worth and O. J. Phillips of Gilmer.

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Huff Services

Graveside rites for Mrs. Betty Sue Huff of El Paso, are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Oakwood Cemetery, Dr. Lively Brown will officiate.

She had lived in El Paso the past 25 years and was the widow of the late W. M. Huff of Corsicana, and was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

Corsicana Eastern Star No. 118 will be in charge of the graveside services.

Surviving are sisters-in-law, Mrs. Beulah Huff of Corsicana, Mrs. Laura Johnson of Blooming Grove, and Mrs. O. J. Phillips of Gilmer; nieces, Mrs. Carlos Carter, Mrs. B. O. Easterling, Mrs. Charles W. Duree and Mrs. Betty Smith, all of El Paso, Mrs. Jim D. Wright of Gilmer, Mrs. Russell A. Woodall of Shreveport, La., and Mrs. Albert M. Foshee of Gladewater; nephews, Marshall Phillips of Dallas, Dr. Hugh Phillips of Henderson, W. A. Phillips of Fort Worth and O. J. Phillips of Gilmer.

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William Sanders Huff
Dec 21, 1858 - Feb 13, 1936

WM. S. HUFF DIED IN DALLAS; BURIAL CORSICANA FRIDAY

Funeral services for Wm. S. Huff, aged 77 years, who died in Dallas Thursday, were held in Dallas Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock. Short funeral services were held here Friday afternoon at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made. Rev. M. E. McPhaill, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church here, conducted the services here.

Surviving are a son, W. W. Huff, of Beaumont and four daughters, Mrs. J. E. Emmons, of Dallas; Mrs. T. B. Lee of Beaumont; Mrs. E. F. Jones of Los Angeles, Calif., and Miss Mary Elizabeth Huff of New Orleans, La.

Local funeral arrangements were handled by the Sutherland McCammon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, Feb 14, 1936
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lettie (Melton) Huff married Mar. 8, 1891 2nd wife Louise Amanda “Lula” (Campbell) Gillespie-Huff married Sep. 24, 1902 assumed s/o Benjamin Huff and Nancy Leona (Cross) Huff

Sarah L. (Baker) Whitney
Oct 28, 1842 - Apr 2, 1927

AGED WOMAN DIES HERE; WAS NATIVE NEW YORK STATE

Mrs. S. L. Whitney, aged 84 years, died Saturday afternoon at 4:45 at the home of R. L. Jones, 630 North Commerce street and funeral services were held there Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock and were conducted by Rev. H. J. Ellis, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mrs. Whitney is survived by two nephews, M. J. W. and L. N. Baker of Corsicana and a niece, Mrs. Cloe Tingley, of Sand Springs, Okla.

She had been a resident of Corsicana since 1911 and had made many friends since moving here. She was born in Buffalo, New York and spent her girlhood days in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

There were many beautiful floral offerings and a large concourse of friends and relatives followed the body to its last resting place.

The pallbearers were: W. J. W. Foster, Charlie Elliott, W. D. Hall, A. R. Cravens, D. Petty, and R. L. Jones.

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Dorothy Mae Kennedy
Aug 1, 1925 - May 27, 1927

LITTLE GIRL DIED FRIDAY EVENING; FUNERAL SATURDAY

Dorothy Mae Kennedy, 22 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Kennedy, 850 South Sixteenth Street, died Friday evening at 8:25 o’clock and remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, May 28, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • d/o Joseph Tatum Kennedy & Ordella (Kay) Kennedy-Bales (Ordella is buried in Holland Cemetery, Bell County, Texas

Thomas Harvey “Harve” Farmer
May 5, 1877 - Feb 27, 1958

Friday Services For Harve Farmer

Funeral services for Harve Farmer, 80, retired park policeman, who died early Thursday at his home, 817 West Park avenue following an extended illness, were held Friday at 2:30 p.m. from the Corley Chapel.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Robert Wooddy, pastor of the First Baptist church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

Farmer was a native of Navarro county.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mollie Farmer, Corsicana; two sons, Walter Farmer, Corsicana, and Tommy Farmer, Odessa; three grandchildren, a brother Isaac Farmer, Corsicana; and other relatives.

Pallbearers were James Farmer, Marvin Farmer, Joe Farmer, Ernest Farmer, John Slate, and Henry Ickles.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Friday, February 28, 1958
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Mattie Pearl (Bunch) Farmer married Oct. 9, 1898 buried in Zion’s Rest cemetery 2nd wife Mollie Augusta (Motley) Farmer married Jun. 30, 1926 s/o John B. H. Farmer and Martha Ann (Yarborough) Farmer buried in Zion’s Rest cemetery

Marie Robinson
1908 - April 17, 1927

BODY OF FORMER CORSICANA GIRL TO ARRIVE WEDNESDAY

FUNERAL FOR MARIE ROBINSON WILL TAKE PLACE FROM STATION

Funeral services for Marie Robinson, aged eighteen years, a daughter of the late Claire Robinson of Corsicana, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4:25 o’clock from the Union station, the remains arriving on the north bound Southern Pacific train at that hour. The Rev. F. P. Culver will conduct the funeral services, with burial at Oakwood cemetery.

Pallbearers will be cousins of the deceased, as follows: Henry Molloy, John Molloy, Dick Molloy, Sonsie Molloy, Dude Ransom, and Joe Wilson. The funeral cortege will form at the station and move to Oakwood, where the services will be held and burial take place.

Miss Robinson was a native of Corsicana, being the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claire Robinson, the latter deceased, and a granddaughter of the late Jerre Robinson, well known Corsicana citizen. She was a niece of Mrs. Lyman Reeves and the late Earl Robinson of this city and a grand-niece of Mrs. J. Doak Roberts of Dallas, who came in Tuesday to be present at the funeral.

Miss Robinson died in Los Angeles, California, Saturday, where she had made her home with her mother for several years. She left Corsicana with her parents at an early date. Her mother will accompany the remains from the California city to Corsicana. The untimely death of this bright young girl has brought sorrow and profound regret to many here, who knew her as a little child and who also knew her father and mother.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER CORSICANA GIRL LATE TODAY

Remains of Miss Marie Robinson of Los Angeles, California, were to arrive here late Wednesday on the 4:25 northbound Southern Pacific train and the funeral is to take place from the Union Station, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

Miss Robinson, who was a niece of Mrs. Lyman Reeves, of this city and of Mrs. J. D. Roberts of Dallas, died in Los Angeles Saturday and the remains were being accompanied to Corsicana by her mother. She was a daughter of the late Claire Robinson of this city.

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Dora (Spann) O’Daniel
Oct 15, 1859 - Jun 18, 1927

PIONEER NAVARRO COUNTY WOMAN DIED HERE EARLY TODAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DORA ODANIEL BE HELD SUNDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Dora O’Daniel, aged 68 years, died at her home Saturday morning at 8:45 and burial will take place Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock with services at the home followed with burial in Oakwood cemetery, Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church and Rev. C. E. McStravick, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, will conduct the services.

Following will be the pall bearers: Active—Will Jeffers, Will Jackson, Gus Young, Dave Wiley, Elmer Norris, Geo. Powell.

Honorary—Wilmer Gray, Ernest Sullivan, S. M. Kerr, P. Davis, I. N. Peoples, Dr. T. A. Miller, A. Q. Thornton, John T. Brown, Eddie Medaris, George Jackson, John and Will Finch, Fred Jeffers, Cliff Elington, A. P. Fletcher, John Sullivan, A. Early, Mr. Hipps, John Sloane, B. Kenner, Rod Kenner, Mat Montford, Robt. Gorman, Eli Gorman, Theo Montfort, A. M. Fergurson, Mr. Toldon, Fred White, Mr. Magness, J. F. Mock, J. Laramore, Allen Boyle, Bill Dawson.

She is survived by her husband and the following children; Mrs. Minnie Tarrer, Chatfield; Miss Mamie O’Daniel, Corsicana; Mrs. Roy Beauchamp, Ennis; A. G. O’Daniel, Roane; E. W. O’Daniel, Corsicana; A. P. O’Daniel, Dallas; Jester O’Daniel, Corsicana; nine teen grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

Deceased was born October 15, 1859 in Nashville, Tenn., and came to Texas in 1884. She was married to A. O’Daniel March 24, 1885, at Montfort. She was a member of the Baptist church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, June 18, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • (marriage record says Alphonzo married Dora McGhie march 24, 1885- death certificate says father Spann) w/o Alphonzo O’Daniel

David Scott “Scottie” Stephenson
Jun 16, 1921 - Mar 28, 1927

Body of Little Boy Will be Brought Here

David, 6-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Stephenson formerly of Corsicana was accidently killed at Whittenberg near Borger where Mr. and Mrs. Stephenson now live, Monday. Details of the accident are not available.

The body is expected to arrive here sometime Wednesday afternoon and burial will be in Oakwood cemetery sometime Thursday, the hour had not been announced at press hour.

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In Memory of David Scott Stevenson

As the dew dried from the roses Monday morning, March 27, 1927, God sent his angels to earth to gather buds for his garden of love. Softly an angel entered the home of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Stevenson of Borger, Texas, and silently carried away their little boy, David Scott.

His death was caused by his falling backwards into a tub of boiling water, Saturday afternoon. He survived until Monday morning, when he died from blood poisoning, as a result of the burns.

David Scott was born June 16, 1921 and departed this life March 28, 1927. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Van Morrison of Emhouse, minister of M. E. Church, South, and by Rev. W. G. Gwaitney of North Corsicana Methodist church, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Parker near Corsicana. The remains were laid to rest in Oakwood cemetery amidst a profusion of flowers.

Dear parents, think of Scottie as not dead,
For our dear Savior has said,
“I go to prepare a place for you”—
And where he went, we shall go too.

The consoled, “twill only be a short wait,
“till you, too, shall enter the pearly gate.
There you shall again see,
Your darling baby, Scottie.

You shall join hand in hand,
Never more to break your family hand,
But shall liver through eternity,
With your loved one, little Scottie.

A FRIEND.

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Celeste (Benoit) Kelly
Mar. 26, 1894 - Feb. 5, 1927

MOTHER OF TWELVE CHILDREN DIED HERE EARLY SATURDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Celest Kelly, aged 38 years, wife of F. A. Kelly, employee of the Kent-Middleton Company near Powell, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at Oakwood cemetery where interment was made, Mrs. Kelly died in the Navarro county hospital Saturday morning at 1:30 o’clock.

The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

She is survived by her husband and twelve children.

Mrs. Kelly was rushed to the hospital Friday.

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Frankie D. Chambliss
Jan 16, 1904 - Jan 25, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR FRANK CHAMBLISS

BODY DELAYED IN ARRIVING FROM VERNON ON ACCOUNT OF WRECK

Funeral services for Frank D. Chambliss, aged 23 years, who died of pneumonia in Vernon, Texas, Tuesday morning at 1:15 o’clock, will be held from the residence of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Chambliss, 1427 West Park avenue, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

He is survived by his parents, one brother, James L. (Loyd) Chambliss, Corsicana; one sister Miss Aline Chambliss, Corsicana; six uncles, D. R. Lowe, Sour Lake; Stiles F. Lowe, Beaumont; N. A. Chambliss, Corsicana; S. T. Chambliss, Moran; E. D. Chambliss, Muskogee, Okla.; three aunts, Mrs. Walter Little, Pleasant Grove; Mrs. W. J. Redman, Corsicana; Mrs. A. S. Vandiver, Corsicana; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Terry, Corsicana.

The body was originally scheduled to have arrived in Corsicana Wednesday morning but the train out of Vernon beyond Wichita Falls was delayed, due to a wreck and the body arrived on the Southern Pacific train at 1 o’clock Thursday morning.

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Lucius Q. White
Feb 2, 1858 - Mar 12, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR L. Q. WHITE SUNDAY AFTERNOON

NATIVE OF NAVARRO COUNTY HAD LED ACTIVE AND EXEMPLARY LIFE

Funeral services for L. Q. White, aged 69 years, who died Saturday night, were held at 3:30 Sunday afternoon from the home of his son, Fred White, at 1918 West Collin street and were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. The Masons had charge of the service at the grave. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. White is survived by his wife, four children, Fred White, J. Calvin White, Mrs. T. L. Shields and Mrs. A. G. Lynd, all of Corsicana and four sisters, Mrs. J. C. Brown, Plainview; Mrs. J. B. Simmons, San Angelo; Mrs. W. M. Stone and Mrs. Jodie Daniels, both of Corsicana, route 3.

The deceased was a native of Navarro county, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Naz White, having settled in this county in 1848. He was a well known farmer and the beautiful floral offerings attested the esteem in which he was held by his many friends.

Mr. White always took an active interest in all affairs for the advancement of the community in which he lived. He was a deacon in the Baptist church at Eureka many years and was a member of the Masonic lodge.

A large concourse of friends followed the remains to their resting place.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, March 14, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Delia (Ingham) White; s/o Nazareth “Naz” White & Nancy Jane (Woodall) White buried in Cosgrove cemetery

Clarence M. Helton
Mar 17, 1898 - Nov 1, 1977

C. M. Helton

Services are pending at Corley Funeral Home for Clarence M. Helton, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

Burial will follow at Oakwood cemetery.

He was a Corsicana resident for seven years.

Survivors include a brother, Charles Helton of Houston; two sisters, Mrs. Agnes McCafferty and Mrs. Ray Nolen, both of Corsicana and several nieces and nephews.

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C. M. Helton

Services will be at 2 p. m. Friday at the Corley Funeral Home Chapel for Clarence M. Helton, 79, resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday at Memorial Hospital.

The Rev. David Hale and the Rev. John Fowler will officiate with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a brother, two sisters, and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers are George Wesley Helton, Billy McCurdy, Lonnie Elmore, Sonny Turner, Henry Price and Robbie Turner.

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Lillie L. (Helton) Stubbs
Feb 24, 1897 - May 16, 1973

Mrs. Stubbs

Funeral services are pending at Griffin Funeral Home for Mrs. Clyde (Lillie) Stubbs who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Juanita Williams of Corsicana; two brothers, Clarence Helton of Corsicana and Charles Helton of Houston and two sisters, Mrs. Ray Noble and Mrs. Agnes McCafferty of Corsicana.

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Mrs. Stubbs

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Friday at the Northside Baptist Church for Mrs. Lillie Stubbs, 76, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital, Rev. David Hale will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood cemetery.

Griffin Funeral Home will direct.

Survivors include a daughter, two brothers and two sisters.

Pallbearers include Gene Stubbs, Gilbert Stubbs, John Wallace Stubbs, Richard Stubbs, Leroy Stubbs and Billy Gene Stubbs.

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Mrs. Stubbs

Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Northside Baptist Church for Mrs. Lillie Stubbs, 76, who died Wednesday at Memorial Hospital. Rev. David Hale was to officiate, with burial to follow at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a daughter, two brothers, and two sisters.

Pallbearers include Gene Stubbs, Edward Butler, John Wallace Stubbs, Richard Stubbs, and Billy Gene Stubbs.

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James Carroll Morgan
Jan 26, 1877 - Apr 19, 1927

BUSINESS MAN IS FOUND DEAD TUESDAY IN PLACE BUSINESS

CORONER RETURNS VERDICT OF DEATH BY POISON OVER BODY J. C. MORGAN

J. C. Morgan, aged about 50 years, a member of the firm owning the Corsicana Starter and Battery Company for the last several years, was found dead at an early hour Tuesday morning in the office of the company, by John W. Davidson, his partner, when he came to open the place Tuesday morning.

The time of his death is not known but from indications of the body, he had been dead several hours.

Mr. Morgan was planning to move to Fort Worth within the immediate future. Mrs. Morgan was in Fort Worth at the time. He returned to Corsicana on the 8:24 o’clock car Monday night and registered at the hotel and wrote several letters.

No funeral arrangements have been perfected pending the arrival of relatives. The body was taken in charge by the Sutherland Undertaking Company. An inquest was held by Sam B. Jordan, justice of the peace, who returned a verdict of death by poison, self-administered.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. Alvin Zwerneman, Los Angeles, Cal.; mother, Mrs. Cheshier, Fort Worth; one half-brother, Nathaniel Cheshier, Shreveport; one sister, Mrs. A. P. Collins, Fort Worth.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR J. C. MORGAN AT 11 O’CLOCK TODAY

BURIAL OF CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN OCCURRED FROM CHURCH OF CHRIST

Funeral services for J. C. Morgan, aged 50 years, who was found dead in his place of business Tuesday morning, were held at the Church of Christ Thursday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. P. Sewell, pastor of the Church of Christ.

He was a member of Lodge No. 63, Corsicana, I. O. O. F. The Odd Fellows had charge at the grave.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Ms. Alvin Zwerneman, Los Angeles, Cal.; mother, Mrs. Cheshier, Fort Worth; one half brother, Nathaniel Cheshier, Shreveport; one sister, Mrs. A. P. Collins, Fort Worth.

The active pallbearers were Jesse W. Sewell, H. R. McCandless, C. J. Davidson, H. R. Harrison, Al Sowell and Mit Sowell. Honorary pallbearers were John Davidson, Dr. B. F. Houston, M. T. Jackson, W. M. Layton, Dr. T. A. Miller, T. J. Linsley and all Odd Fellows.

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Eugene Gibbs Mayo
Oct 6, 1824 - Aug 1, 1927

LITTLE CHILD DIED MONDAY AFTERNOON FUNERAL TUESDAY

Eugene Mayo, aged 2 years, 9 months and 26 days, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Mayo, 618 East Tenth, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The little lad had been ill for several months.

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Rosa Lee (Myers) Ratliff
Jan 30, 1901 - Jun 6, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES MRS. ROSA RATLIFF WERE HELD TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Ratliff, aged 26 years, who died at the residence of her father , W. H. Meyer, 722 West Tenth avenue Monday evening at 7:15 o’clock, were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the First Methodist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are her parents and numerous other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, June 7, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Eulon Delbert Ratliff [buried at Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, LA Co., CA] married Nov. 3, 1917; d/o Walter Kaleb Myers & Mary Elizabeth “Lizzie” (Hickey) Myers

Porter McKinley Speed, Sr.
Apr 27, 1904 - Jun 30, 1974

Porter Speed

Funeral services have been set for Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Corley’s Funeral Home Chapel for Porter Speed, Sr., 70, who died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. The Rev. Jack Riley will officiate, and burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

A native of Navarro County, Speed lived in Corsicana most of his life. He was a retired postal clerk, and a member of First United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Porter Speed, Sr. of Corsicana, one son, Porter Speed, Jr. of Fort Worth; one daughter, Mrs. John (Nancy) Story of Fort Worth; one brother, Tim Speed of Greeley, Colo.; and five sisters, Mrs. Rosie Belle Gerry of New York City, N. Y., Mrs. Lillian Burnett of Odessa, and Mrs. Gerta Mae Davis, Mrs. Luzena Brannon, and Mrs. Dorothy Speed, all of Andrews.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, July 1, 1974
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Sarah Josephine (Houston) Speed married Feb. 26, 1931; s/o Andrew Elonzo Speed & Mollie Belle (Coleman) Speed buried in Kerens cemetery, Kerens, Tx.

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Porter Speed

Funeral services were to be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Corley’s Funeral Home Chapel for Porter Speed, Sr., 70, who died Sunday in Corsicana.

He is survived by his widow, one son, one daughter, one brother, and five sisters, including Mrs. Dorothy Larmon of Andrews.

Pallbearers were to be Dick Everett, Ed Riley, John Montfort, Alton Truitt, Tom Eady, and L. C. Thomas.

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Nicholas Weiten
Mar 5, 1896 - Nov 8, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR NICHOLAS WEITEN

BODY FOUND EARLY TUESDAY BESIDE HOUSE WITH PISTOL WOUNDS

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR Nicholas Weiten, aged 32 years, whose body was discovered near his shack just east of Mildred in the local oil field at a early hour Tuesday morning with two pistol wounds, one in the right temple and the other in the left chest, with a .36 calibre pistol under the body, were held Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted by V. Graffeo priest of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

A coroner’s verdict by Sam B. Jordan, justice of the peace, was held and death by pistol wounds, self-inflicted, was returned. The deceased was an employee of the Gulf Oil Company.

Surviving are his wife and one child, and several uncles who reside in Germany.

A number of bills were paid the previous day. The body was discovered at an early hour when some of his associates went to awaken him. The bed had not been disturbed. Sheriff W. T. Wilson and Judge Jordan answered the call and Deputy Sheriff V. McMurray arrived shortly afterward. No note of explanation was left by the man. His automobile was close by. Judge Jordan stated that apparently the first wound was the one in the chest and that he dragged himself several feet before the second shot was fired. He had borrowed the gun the afternoon before from a friend.

Weiten was fully dressed.

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William Thurman Evans
Jun 19, 1888 - Oct 20, 1927

W. T. EVANS DIED THURSDAY MORNING AFTER LONG ILLNESS

W. T. Evans, aged 39 years, died at the family residence, 1219 West Eleventh avenue, Thursday morning at 1:15 o’clock following an illness of a couple of years. The funeral services will be conducted at the residence Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. C. E. McStravick pastor of the United Presbyterian church. The local Masonic lodge will have charge of the services at the grave.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge at Hughes Springs and the W. O. W. at Malakoff.

Surviving are his wife, three children, mother, Mrs. W. L. Evans, Malakoff; three sisters, Mrs. T. C. Mitchell, Malakoff; Mrs. B. H. Wathen, Athens; Mrs. Sam Jamison, Beaumont; three brothers, James H. Evans, Albert Evans and Wayne Evans all of Malakoff.

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Attention Masons.
A call meeting of Corsicana Lodge Number 174 A. F. & A. M. will be held at the Masonic Temple Friday, October 21, 1927 at 2 o’clock p.m. for the purpose of attending the funeral of Brother W. T. Evans.

All Master Masons are urged to be present.

W. O. ALLMON, W. M.
E. R. GLOVER, Sec’y.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR W. T. EVANS

Funeral services for Wm. T. Evans, aged 39 years, who died at the family home, 1219 West Eleventh avenue, Thursday morning at 1:15 o’clock following an illness of a number of months, were held from the residence Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood Cemetery. The services were conducted at the house by Rev. C. E. McStravick, pastor of the United Presbyterian church, and the Corsicana Lodge No. 174, A. F. & A. M. had charge of the services at the grave.

Mr. Evans was born and reared at Malakoff, and in May 1911 he married Miss Ethel McQuiston of Corsicana. He conducted a grocery business at Malakoff for a short while and then moved to Hughes Springs where he accepted a responsible position with T. B. Keasler and company, general merchants. Mr. Evans lived in Hughes Springs until 1926 when he and his family moved to Corsicana and he accepted a position with the Central Texas Grocery Company, which position he held until failing health forced him to retire.

Mr. Evans was always found supporting the progressive moves and promoting enterprises for the best interest of his community. While a resident of Hughes Springs he was a member of the board of aldermen and was secretary of the school board at the time the present Hughes Springs High School was erected. The school is a credit to the town and Mr. Evans was very active in securing the new building.

He was a Mason, member of the W. O. W., also Woodmen Circle and a consistent member of the Baptist church; a devoted husband and father and those who knew him best will miss him most.

A large number of friends and relatives from Hughes Springs and Malakoff were here for the funeral.

The following brothers and brothers-in-law were pallbearers:

T. C. Mitchell, James H. Evans, Albert Evans, Wayne Evans, Ben H. Wathen, Sam J. Jamison and Chas. McQuiston.

The Central Texas Grocery Company was closed during the funeral hour.

Surviving are his wife, three children, mother, Mrs. W. L. Evans, Malakoff; three sisters, Mrs. T. C. Mitchell, Malakoff; Mrs. B. H. Wathen, Athens; Mrs. Sam Jamison, Beaumont; three brothers, James H. Evans, Albert Evans and Wayne Evans, all of Malakoff.

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Clyde S. Burney
Jan 24, 1896 - Sep 8, 1927

FORMER RESIDENT CORSICANA DIES IN MUSKOGEE HOSPITAL

Clyde Burney, aged 31 years, single, formerly an employee of the Kiber & Cobb store, World War veteran, died at a government hospital in Muskogee, Oklahoma, Thursday morning, according to information received here by relatives. Heart trouble was the cause of death. The body will be forwarded here for burial but funeral arrangements will not be completed until the time of the arrival of the body is known.

Surviving are two brothers, H. C. Burney, Corsicana; R. L. Burney, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Delma Hayes, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Tyner, Wortham.

Mr. Burney had been in the hospital only two weeks at the time of his death.

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FUNERAL SERVICES WERE HELD SATURDAY FOR C. S. BURNEY

DIED IN GOVERNMENT HOSPITAL IN MUSKOGEE, OKLA. THURSDAY

Funeral services for Clyde S. Burney, aged 31 years, single, World War Veteran, who died Thursday morning in a government hospital at Muskogee, Okla., were held at Oakwood cemetery Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

He had been in the hospital two weeks with a heart ailment.

Surviving are two brothers, H. C. Burney, Corsicana; R. L. Burney, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Della Hayes, Corsicana; Mrs. Mary Tyner, Wortham.

The body arrived in Corsicana on the night H. & T. C. southbound passenger train.

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B. Wooten
Oct 10, 1839 - Jul 27, 1927

AGED MAN DIED AT HOME HERE AFTER AN ILLNESS OF MONTHS

B. Wooten, aged 87 years, died at the family residence, 806 North Tenth street Wednesday morning at 12:15 o’clock following an illness of three years, and the funeral services were held from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. Paul Corley, pastor of the Max Avenue Methodist church.

Mr. Wooten was born in South Carolina.

Survivors are his wife, one daughter who resides in Dallas; one brother of Dallas, and other relatives.

He was employed for many years by the Oil City Iron Works.

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James J. Twitty
1873 - Feb 11, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FORMER CORSICANA MAN HERE SATURDAY

J. J. TWITTY FOLLOWS WIFE TO GRAVE IN LESS THAN ONE MONTH.

Funeral services for J. J. Twitty aged 57 years, who died at his home in Athens Friday night at 11 o’clock, were held Saturday afternoon here from the residence of his brother-in-law, W. J. Lunn, 517 West First Avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services at the residence were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church, and Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister. The services at the grave were in charge of the Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F. The body reached Corsicana at an early hour Saturday morning.

Surviving are two daughters, Bessie and Lucille; three brothers, W. Twitty, Palestine; two brothers who reside in South Carolina, and four sisters who reside in South Carolina.

The wife of the deceased died in Athens and was buried in Corsicana January 19.

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Lula/Loula Mae (Lunn) Twitty
1879 - Jan 16, 1827

Former Corsicana Woman Dies Athens

Word has been received here that Mrs. J. J. Twitty, former resident of this city, had died at her home in Athens Tuesday afternoon. She is survived by her husband and two daughters. One brother, Joe Lunn of Corsicana also survives.

The body will be brought to Corsicana for burial and it is thought it would arrive sometime Wednesday. Complete arrangements had not been made at press hour.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. J. J. TWITTY HELD HERE TODAY

Funeral services for Mrs. J. J. Twitty, aged 47 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died at her home in Athens Tuesday afternoon were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of her brother, W. J. Lunn, 417 West First avenue, with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The body reached Corsicana on the early morning Cotton Belt train.

She is survived by her husband, two daughters, one brother, W. J. Lunn of Corsicana.

The services were conducted by Rev. Paul J. Merrill, pastor of the First Christian church and Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister.

The following were the pallbearers:

J. H. Wooley, Al Sowell, Joe Jefferson, William Leighton, John C. Hughes, W. T. Parker, John McRee and Elmer Keits.

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Delmore D. Lamb
Nov 21, 1850 - Feb 11, 1927

AGED MAN DIED AT HOME HERE FRIDAY; BURIAL SATURDAY

D. D. LAMB, FATHER OF MRS. C. N. OLSEN, PASSED AWAY AT RIPE AGE

Funeral services for Delmore D. Lamb, aged 76 years, who died at the family residence west of Corsicana at 7:30 o’clock Friday morning were held Saturday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Davis Shepperson, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, one daughter, Mrs. C. N. Olsen, and other relatives.

Pallbearers were Wm. Claude McGlothin, Bob Darling, George Love, Jim Love, Mr. Harris, Tiry Crumley and Charlie Borg.

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Sam Wilson
May 1, 1857 - Jun 25, 1927

Aged Man Buried Sunday Morning

Funeral services for Sam Wilson, aged about 80 years, who died at the county farm Saturday morning at 10 o’clock following an illness of several days, were held Sunday morning at 11 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. He had been an inmate of the county farm for two and on-half years.

Four sons and one daughter survive.

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Della (Burney) Hayes
Oct 21, 1880 - Aug 1, 1945

RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. DELLA HAYES BURIAL IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for Mrs. Della Hayes, aged 64 years, who died in the P. and S. Hospital Friday, were held from the Northside Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. The rites were conducted by Rev. Jack Goff, pastor of the church.

Pallbearers were Autry Tyner, Dewey Tyner, Marvin Tyner, W. A. Collier, William Singleton, and Chester Hayes.

Surviving are her husband, J. W. Hayes, Zion’s Rest; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Bobo, Abilene; Mrs. Grace Martin, Dallas, and Mrs. Marie Wilder, Morgan’s City, La.; two sons, Roy Hayes, Houston, and Aubrey James Hayes, U. S. Army; seven grandchildren, two brothers, H. C. Burney, Corsicana and R. L. Burney, San Benito; a sister, Mrs. Mary Tyner, Wortham, and other relatives.

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Harris Cleveland “Tebe” Burney
Oct 18, 1888 - Dec 11, 1960

H. C. Burney Dies Sunday

H. C. (Tebe) Burney, 72, retired Corsicana Cotton mill employe, 618 South Fourteenth street, died I Memorial hospital Sunday following an illness of several years.

Prior to moving to Corsicana in 1925, he resided at Currie and Wortham. He was a native of Freestone county.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. The rites will be conducted by Rev. A. M. Stone, pastor of Memorial Baptist church.

Survivors are his wife of Corsicana; five daughters, Mrs. William Singleton, Mesquite; Mrs. J. T. Goulding, Fort Worth; Mrs. Jack Abbie and Mrs. Don Paschal, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Less Grayson, Galveston; a stepson, Dexter Phillips, Brownfield; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews will be pallbearers.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, Dec 12, 1960
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Daisy Myrtle (Phillips) Phillips-Burney married Apr. 4, 1936 s/o Samuel William “Sam” Burney and Mollie (Vaught) Burney

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H. C. Burney Rites Tuesday

Final rites for H. C. (Tebe) Burney, 72, are to be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. from the Corley Chapel with Rev. A. M. Stone, Memorial Baptist church pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Oakwood cemetery.

A retired Corsicana Cotton mill employe, Burney died in Memorial hospital Sunday following an extended illness.

Prior to moving to Corsicana in 1925, he resided at Currie and Wortham. He was a native of Freestone county.

Survivors, other than the widow of Corsicana, are five daughters, Mrs. William Singleton, Mesquite; Mrs. J. T. Goulding, Fort Worth; Mrs. Jack Abbie and Mrs. Don Paschal, both of Corsicana, and Mrs. Less Grayson, Galveston; a stepson, Dexter Phillips, Brownfield; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Nephews are to be pallbearers.

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George C. McCullough
Sep 5, 1860 - May 16, 1927

INMATE OLD FOLKS HOME OF 1. O. O. F. DIED EARLY TODAY

George C. McCulloch, aged 66 years, inmate of the Old Folks Home I. O. O. F., ward of the Gordonville Lodge died at the Home Monday morning at 8 o’clock and the funeral was held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors, Monday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

The Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F., had charge of the services at the grave.

One daughter, Miss Floy McCulloch of Paul’s Valley Oklahoma, survives.

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Elmer Belah Love
Jun 5, 1860 - Aug 11, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR ELMER LOVE

WELL KNOWN CITIZEN PASSED AWAY LATE THURSDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS

Elmer Love, aged 67 years, died in the Navarro County Hospital Thursday evening at 8 o’clock following a lingering illness and the funeral services were held from the residence of Cullen Dunn, 1007 West Second Avenue, Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. P. Martin Baker, pastor of the Third Avenue Presbyterian church with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Frank P. Wood, Corsicana; one brother, Will L. Love, Galveston, and numerous other relatives.

Mrs. Wood was spending the summer in Colorado Springs, Colo. And when advised of the serious illness of her brother, returned home, arriving just a short time before he died.

While Mr. Love was not a native of Navarro county, he was born in the adjoining county of Freestone and came to Navarro county with his parents when yet a very small child and had been a resident here for many years. The early history of Navarro County is woven about the lives of Dr. Love and his family and his descendants have also been well and prominently known here since those early days.

Elmer Love, as he was known to his intimate friends, had no enemies. He was a quiet unassuming man and found time to do many acts of kindness of which the outside world knew nothing. He was friendly, courteous and a gentleman of the old Southern school which is fast disappearing owing to the change in the conditions under which the country is gradually being transformed. There are many who will mourn the passing of Elmer Love, for his friends were only limited to the extent of his acquaintance. Which was most extensive.

A large concourse of friends of the deceased and of his family connections were in attendance upon the funeral services and there were many beautiful floral offerings that attested the love and esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best.

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Thomas Fisk “Tom” Marshall
Nov 23, 1870 - Dec 7, 1927

TOM F. MARSHALL DIED WEDNESDAY IN LOCAL HOSPITAL

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CORSICANA BUSINESS MAN THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Tom F. Marshall, aged 57 years, resident of Texas for 40 years, died at the Navarro County Hospital Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock following an illness of several days and the funeral services were held from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Marshall underwent an operation for appendicitis last Friday.

He was a member of the Miller-Marshall Furniture Company, 113 West Third Avenue. He resided at 1423 West Fourth avenue.

Mr. Marshall was a native of Mississippi but had resided in Texas for the major portion of his life.

Surviving are his wife, two sons, Tom F. Marshall and Harry Marshall, both of Marshall, Texas and one step-son who resides in Fort Worth.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Dec 8, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Scotia (Moffat/Moffet) Marshall-Pence 2nd wife Alice (Coleman) Marshall married Nov. 6, 1904; s/o Tom Marshall & unk (Morrison) Marshall per death certificate

Ulysses Simpson “Liss” Wilson
Sep 12, 1868 - Dec 7, 1927

RESIDENT NORTH CORSICANA DIED AFTER LONG ILLNESS

U. S. Wilson, aged 67 years, died at his home in Exall Heights Addition Wednesday morning at 10:30 o’clock following an illness of about two and one-half years. The funeral will be held from the residence Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the Max Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Mrs. J. W. Terry, Charles Wilson, Ed Wilson, Miss Hazel Wilson and Mrs. E. L. Keith, all of Corsicana.

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FUNERAL SERVICES THURSDAY MORNING FOR U. S. WILSON

Funeral services for U. S. Wilson, aged 67 years, who died at his home in the Exall Heights Addition, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock following an illness of two and on-half years, were held from the residence Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. A. E. Carraway, pastor of the Max Avenue Methodist church.

Surviving are his wife, five children, Mrs. J. W. Terry, Miss Hazel Wilson, Mrs. E. L. Keith, Ed Wilson and Charles Wilson, all of Corsicana, and a number of other relatives.

The funeral being held from Zion’s Rest church where he had been a member for 27 years. Mr. Wilson better known as Liss Wilson, was a good man and has made many friends in his life; he was always good and kind wherever he was, at his home or at his work.

He was a carpenter by trade and has built many houses in Corsicana and elsewhere, where he spent most of his days. He has been a constant sufferer for the last three years, but was always patient in all his suffering and looking for a higher power. Pallbearers were his two sons and his two sons-in-law and F. H. Roberson, Mr. Lonnie Murphy and Mr. R. D. Fleming. Honorary pallbearers were all his friends. The floral offerings were many and beautiful.

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Mae (Marston) Lee
Dec 23, 1847 - Apr. 23, 1927

AGED WOMAN DIED HERE SATURDAY AND INTERMENT SUNDAY

Mrs. Mae Lee, aged 78 years, died in the Navarro County Hospital Saturday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon.

The funeral services were conducted at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors at 3 o’clock.

Mrs. Lee came to Corsicana several months ago from Chicago.

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Sarah Ann “Sallie” (Dalrymple) Nowell
Feb 19, 1861 - Jul 11, 1927

CORSICANA WOMAN DIED LATE MONDAY HOME OF DAUGHTER

Mrs. Sallie Nowell, aged 66 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. H. Duncan, 709 East Eleventh avenue, Monday evening at 7:50 o’clock and the funeral services were held at the residence Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

She had resided in Corsicana for three years and in Navarro county seventeen years. Prior to moving to Navarro county, the family resided in Henderson county, Mrs. Nowell was born in Alabama.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. P. H. Terrell and Mrs. W. H. Duncan, both of Corsicana; two sons, Percy Nowell, Corsicana; Leslie Nowell, Athens.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 12, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Barry Jackson Nowell; d/o Charles M. Dalrymple & Jane F. (Old) Snodgrass-Dalrymple (not sure of parents-per rootsweb)

Mary Lanney (Lang) Read
Mar 7, 1854 - Aug 13, 1927

MRS. M. S. READ DIED NOON TODAY MEXIA; BURIAL HERE

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN FIRST METHODIST CHURCH

Mrs. M. S. Read, age 73 years, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. A. H. Berry at Mexia at noon Saturday and the funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church in Corsicana at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon with burial in Oakwood cemetery. The cortege will leave Mexia at 3 o’clock Sunday afternoon will make the trip overland, going directly to the First Methodist Church for the funeral service.

Mrs. Read is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H. M. Garwood, Houston; Mrs. A. H. Berry, Mexia, and Mrs. Luther Johnson, Corsicana.

Pallbearers will be Robert Nunn, John Murray McGee, Albert Berry, Jr., Clay Johnson Berry, Luther A. Johnson, Jr., grandsons, and Allyn Lang, nephew.

Mrs. Read came to Corsicana with her husband, Dr. M. S. Read in the early eighties and was for years a resident of this city. She still claimed Corsicana as her home but had lived with her daughter, Mrs. A. H. Berry, during the past year or more.

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FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR MRS. M. L. READ

REMAINS OF WELL KNOWN WOMAN LAID AT REST IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lang Read, aged 73 years, widow of the late Dr. M. S. Read, prominent Corsicana dentist, who died at noon Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert H. Berry, in Mexia, following a long illness, were held in the First Methodist church of Corsicana, Sunday afternoon at 5 o’clock, with burial immediately afterward in Oakwood cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. A. W. Hall, presiding elder of the Corsicana district of the Methodist church, assisted by the Rev. Joe Patterson, junior pastor of First church, Corsicana.

Pallbearers were the following grandsons of the deceased: Luther A. Johnson, Jr., of Corsicana; Albert Berry, Jr., of Athens; Clay Berry of Abilene; Robert Read Nunn of Huston; John Murray of Corsicana, and Allyn Lang of Corsicana, a nephew.

Mrs. Read, who was born in Alabama but came to Texas at an early age, is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H. M. Garwood of Houston; Mrs. Albert H. Berry of Mexia, and Mrs. Luther A. Johnson of Corsicana, as well as two sisters, Mrs. J. N. Horton and Miss Chaste Lang of Dallas, and numerous other relatives.

Mrs. Read who was a pioneer resident of Corsicana, and had been almost totally blind for a number of years, died Saturday at noon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Albert H. Berry, at Mexia, with whom she had been making her home for some time. She was surrounded by her loved ones as the last summons came and she passed away as one sinks into a restful sleep.

Mrs. Read was born in Alabama but came to Texas in early life. She was the daughter of Colonel W. W. Lang of Marlin, who was U. S. Consul to Germany during the first Cleveland administration. She married Dr. M. S. Read, at Marlin and later they moved to Corsicana, where Dr. Read was well known as a prominent dentist. He died 18 years ago. For 15 years Mrs. Read has been blind. She greatly enjoyed the radio of late years and was able to keep up with world events through this medium.

Although living in Mexia with her daughter for the greater part of the time during recent years, she still called Corsicana her home. She was deeply interested in the work of the Woman’s Missionary Society and was one of the early and lifelong members of the First Church Missionary Society of Corsicana, that organization paying a tribute to her memory at the services Sunday afternoon by marching in a body and taking seats in a section reserved for them.

There was a profusion of beautiful flowers that completely filled the chancel and covered the pulpit of the church and later completely hid the mound of her grave in Oakwood. These were, as the minister stated, a fitting sign of the popularity of the deceased and the love in which she was held by those who had known her over a long period of years.

There were a large number of out of town people at the funeral, a large number coming up from Mexia, with the funeral cortege, which left that city about 3 o’clock and came overland. These with the large number of Corsicana friends of Mrs. Read and her family filled the auditorium of the First Methodist church to pay their last respects to this good woman and to bear the comforting words of the Rev. A. W. Hall who spoke eloquently of the life of the deceased and read and discussed appropriate passages of Scripture.

The large procession of friends and relatives that followed the body to its last resting place in Oakwood cemetery was also a fitting tribute of love and esteem for one who was so greatly beloved in life.

Music was furnished by a quartette composed of Mesdames M. S. Dockum and Harry Williams and Messrs. Edgar Metcalf and Lloyd Kerr with Mrs. W. P. McCammon at the organ. Favorite and appropriate hymns were sung by the quartette.

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Robert Franklin “Frank” Stark
Mar 28, 1854 - Nov 8, 1927

AGED MAN DIED AT HOME OF SON HERE LATE TUESDAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROBERT F. STARK HELD WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON

Robert F. Stark, aged 73 years, native of Louisiana but resident of Texas since a small lad, died at the residence of his son, E. E. Stark, 2216 West Fifth avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock and the funeral was held from the residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. F. Duckworth, Church of Christ minister of Dallas.

Surviving are his wife, five sons, C. A. Stark, Dallas; E. E. Stark, Corsicana; Charles Stark, Dallas; Frank Stark, Bradshaw; Herbert Stark, Caddo Mills; three daughters, Mrs. Lotus Hise, Baster Springs, Kansas; Mrs. Bertie Lay, Corpus Christi; one brother, J. M. Stark, Bastrop county; one half-brother, J. C. Whitehurst, Sabinal; one sister, Mrs. Ellen Stonehouse, Sherwood.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Nov 9, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st wife Lucy E. (Landreth) Stark married Jul. 15, 1875 2nd wife Mary Elizabeth (Hall) Stark married Sep. 10, 1883 s/o Robert T. Stark & Maloney Ann Rachel (Humble) Stark-Whitehurst

Carolyn/Caroline R. “Callie” (Bradley) Ransom
Jan 1863 - Sep 1, 1927

MRS. W. A. RANSOM PASSED AWAY LATE THURSDAY IN ENNIS

PIONEER CORSICANA WOMAN TO BE BURIED HERE SATURDAY MORNING

Mrs. W. A. Ransom, aged , 66 years, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Linton Lattimer, in Ennis, Thursday evening at 7:30 o’clock, following a stroke of paralysis suffered while on a visit there Sunday. She lingered until late Thursday and passed peacefully away surrounded by her children and other relatives, who had been in constant attendance at her bedside since she was stricken.

The body was brought to Corsicana overland Friday morning and taken to her late home at 1917 West Collin street, where it will remain until 10 o’clock Saturday morning when it will be taken to the First Methodist church where funeral services will be held, with the Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of that church, officiating, Mrs. Ransom having been a life-long member of the Methodist church.

All close friends of the family will be honorary pall-bearers. The active pall-bearers will be Allyn Lang, Randolph Jackson, Beauford Jester, Ben Blackmon, Ralph Stell, and N. L. Benson, Jr.

Mrs. Ransom is survived by five daughters, Mrs. E. G. Atkinson of Paris, Texas; Mrs. Lee McLain of Corsicana, Mrs. Linton Lattimer of Ennis, Mrs. W. W. Binford of Corsicana and Mrs. Neyland Inabnit of Corsicana; and three sons, Will Ransom of Dallas, and Lawrence and Jack Ransom of Corsicana. She is also survived by a brother, George Bradley, of Ireland, Texas. And two sisters, Miss Alice Bradley of Teague and Mrs. Johnson of Houston. Twelve grandchildren also survive.

She was the daughter of the late Judge Bradley of Fairfield, one of the leading families of this section of Texas. She was born in Fairfield and as Miss Callie Bradley was married to Wm. A. Ransom, forty-five years ago and moved immediately to Corsicana, where she had resided ever since. Her husband preceded her to the Great Beyond several years ago.

Mrs. Ransom was a pioneer in Corsicana musical circles and was one of the best known and most popular musicians in this section of the State. She had raised a family of girls, who are all good musicians. She was a past president of the Nevin Club, premier musical organization in this section, and was always found ready and willing to aid any laudable undertaking with her marked talent.

She was of a bright and sunny disposition and it was often remarked that she remained remarkably young despite the advance of time. Few women in Corsicana was better known or more greatly beloved than was Mrs. Ransom, and her passing away will be learned with great sorrow among a wide circle of friends. It was indeed fitting that she should pass quietly into the other world without a struggle and surrounded by those who loved her best and who were greatly beloved by her.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PIONEER WOMAN ARE HELD SATURDAY

MRS. W. A. RANSOM LAID AT REST IN OAKWOOD SATURDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. W. A. Ransom, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Linton Lattimer, in Ennis, after suffering a stroke of paralysis while on a visit there, were held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the First Methodist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. F. P. Culver, conducting the service and a quartette composed of Mrs. Harry Williams, Miss Dorothy Drane and Messrs. Hearn and Layton singing favorite hymns of this good woman, who had been a member of that church for so many years.

Pallbearers were Allyn Lang, Randolph Jackson, Beauford Jester, Ben Blackmon, Ralph Stell and N. L. Benson, Jr. while the close friends of the family were named as honorary pallbearers.

A large gathering of friends and relatives filled the church auditorium for the services and followed the remains to their last resting place. A large delegation of Ennis friends were present, as well as other out of town friends.

The grave was hidden beneath a great profusion of beautiful flowers that were sent by friends not only from Corsicana, her home town, but came from friends of Mrs. Ransom and her family in many other Texas cities. The beautiful flowers spoke eloquently of the love and esteem in which this good woman was held by those who had known her through the many years of her useful life in this city.

Mrs. Ransom is survived by five daughters, Mrs. E. G. Atkinson of Paris, Texas, Mrs. Lee McLain of Corsicana, Mrs. Linton Lattimer of Ennis; Mrs. W. W. Binford of Corsicana, and Mrs. Neyland Inabnit of Corsicana; and three sons, Will Ransom of Dallas, and Lawrence and Jack Ransom of Corsicana; a brother George Bradley of Ireland, Texas, and two sisters, Miss Alice Bradley of Teague and Mrs. Johnson of Houston and twelve grandchildren.

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Lawrence Daffan “Sadie” Ransom
Aug 28, 1897 - Sep 21, 1977

L. D. Ransom

Services for L. D. (Sadie) Ransom, 80, resident of Corsicana, former secretary of the Railroad Commission, and office secretary to the late Gov. Beauford Jester, will be held at 4 p.m. today at Corley Funeral Home Chapel. He died Wednesday at Paulyne’s Convalescent Home.

The Rev. James B. Shuler and the Rev. Roy H. Davis were to officiate, with burial following at Oakwood cemetery.

He was born Aug. 28, 1897 in Corsicana the eighth of nine children to Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Ransom.

He attended Corsicana schools, graduating from Corsicana High School in 1917 where he was captain of the school baseball and football teams.

He also served in the U. S. Army during World War I, worked for three Navarro County clerks at Navarro County Courthouse, married Erna Ruth Watson Dec. 4, 1820 and was in business for himself for a number of years.

From 1942-46 he served as secretary of the Railroad Commission under Beauford Jester who had just been elected Railroad Commissioner in Austin.

He was also office secretary to Gov. Jester in January 1947 through 1949.

In 1949, he was appointed executive secretary of the real estate commission by Gov. Allen Shivers and retired September 1963 and returned to Corsicana.

Survivors include his widow of Corsicana, a daughter, Mrs. Robert Stafford of San Antonio, and two grandsons, Kearby Swafford of Waxahachie and Ransom Swofford of Houston.

Pallbearers are W. W. Lord, H. T. Braselton, Dave Kelton, C. O. Curington, Charlie Bee, and Claiborn Simpson.

Honorary pallbearers are Jack Benson, Joel Trimble, W. a. Lang, Bob Ferguson, Travis Knight, Pete Davis, Maurice Young, M. V. Mowlam, and the Men’s Bible Class of First United Methodist Church.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, Sep 22, 1977
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1916 CHS grad. obit has 1917 but appears in the 1916 yearbook
  • h/o Erna Ruth (Watson) Ransom married Dec. 4, 1920 s/o William Antillocus “Will” Ransom & Carolyn/Caroline R. “Callie” (Bradley) Ransom

Jack Roseborough Ransom
Sep 15, 1899 - Oct 6, 1973

J. R. Ransom

Jack R. Ransom, 74, of Corsicana, died Saturday night at Memorial Hospital. Funeral services are set for 10 a.m. Monday at Griffin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery.

Survivors incude one son, William R. Ransom, of Ft. Worth; one brother, L. D. Ransom of Corsicana; one sister, Mrs. Maude Inabnit of Dallas; and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Sunday, October 7, 1973
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Elsie Mae (Rankin) Ransom married Jan. 23, 1926; s/o William Antillocus “Will” Ransom & Caroline/Carolyn R. “Callie”(Bradley) Ransom

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J. R. Ransom

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at a local funeral home for Jack R. Ransom, 74, of Corsicana, who died Saturday night at Memorial Hospital. Burial was at Oakwood cemetery.

Survivors include a son, a brother, a sister, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.

Rev. James M. Sigler officiated.

Pallbearers were Bill Binford, D. P. Garner, Dez Green, Dave Kelton, Hubert H. Braselton, Jimmy Gordon and W. B. Wadell.

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Grace Dee (Ransom) Binford
Apr 26, 1891 - Mar 30, 1966

Mrs. Binford Dies Wednesday, Rites Thursday

Mrs. Grace Binford, 74, of 2000 Belclair Circle West, native of Corsicana, died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites will be conducted by Rev. David Watts, rector, assisted by Rev. Phillip Gill, Waco.

Surviving are a son, William R. (Billy) Binford, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Byram Humphries, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Susan, Larry and Robin Binford, all of Dallas; three brothers, L. D.(Sadie) Ransom, Corsicana; W. B. Ransom, Austin, and Jack Ransom, Grand Prairie; three sisters, Mrs. D. E. O’Brien and Mrs. L. L. Lattimer, both of Ennis, and Mrs. O. N. Inabnit, Dallas, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be vestrymen of St. John’s church.

Griffin will direct.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, March 31, 1966
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o William Walker Binford married Dec. 9, 1908; d/o William Antillocus “Will” Ransom & Carolyn/Caroline R. “Callie” (Bradley) Ransom

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Services Held Mrs. Binford

Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Binford, 74, native of Corsicana, 2000 Belclair Circle West, who died in the Navarro Clinic Wednesday afternoon, were held Thursday at 5 p.m. from St. John’s Episcopal church. Burial was in Oakwood cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. David Watts, rector, assisted by Rev. Phillip Gill of Waco.

Surviving are a son, William R. (Billy) Binford, Dallas; a daughter, Mrs. Byram Humphries, Corsicana; three grandchildren, Susan, Larry and Robin Binford, all of Dallas; three brothers, L. D. (Sadie) Ransom, Corsicana; W. B. Ransom, Austin; and Jack Ransom, Grand Prairie, three sisters, Mrs. D. E. O’Brien, McKinney; Mrs. L. L. Latimer, Ennis, and Mrs. O. N. Inabnit, Dallas; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Vestrymen were pallbearers.

Griffin directed.

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William Walker Binford
May 10, 1882 - Aug 24, 1942

RITES CONDUCTED FOR W. W. BINFORD TUESDAY AFTERNOON

Rites were conducted Tuesday afternoon for William W. Binford, 60, resident of Corsicana for many years, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jack Humphries here Monday evening.

The Rev. A. B. Hanson, rector of St. John’s Episcopal church had charge of the services. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

Surviving are his wife of Corsicna; one daughter, Mrs. Jack Humphries; a grandson, Corsicana; one son, Billy Binford, Dallas; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Appenheimer and Mrs. Ann Truitt, both of San Antonio.

Pallbearers were J. E. Norris, Bill Gillen, Tom Houston, Ed Childress, Frank Long, Sam Spikes, W. G. Baker and J. W. Folmar.

Magnolia employees were honorary pallbearers.

Sutherland-McCammon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Wednesday, Aug 26, 1942
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Grace Dee (Ransom) Binford married Dec. 9, 1908; s/o John Henry Binford, Dr. & Seleta Amanda Penelope (Brantley) Binford

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Relatives Attended Binford Rites Here

Out of town relatives who attended funeral services for W. W. Binford here Tuesday were : Mrs. And Mrs. Bill Binford, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Binford, Jr., Mrs. Robert Binford, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Binford, Mrs. John Henry Binford, Mrs. Hugh Binford, Miss Annie Louise Binford, all of Dallas.

Mrs. Neyland Inabnit, Waco; Mr. and Mrs. Linton Lattimer, Ennis; Mr. and Mrs. D. E. O’Brien, McKinney; Mrs. E. G. Atkinson, Abilene; Mr. and Mrs. Buddy Chenozwitz, Ennis, and Mrs. Annie Truitt and Mrs. Joe Oppenheimer of San Antonio.

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Orville Neyland Inabnit, Sr.
Nov 10, 1888 - Nov 13, 1944

Leland Inabnit Died In Waco

Word was received Tuesday morning by Mrs. Grace Binford of the death in Waco Monday night of her brother-in-law, Leland Inabnit, former Corsicanan. It was stated that rites would be held in Waco and the body brought to Corsicana for burial, but the time of the funeral and burial had not been decided upon.

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NEYLAND INABNIT BURIED IN OAKWOOD; RITES HELD IN WACO

Funeral services for Orville Neyland Inabnit, 56, who died at his home in Waco, Monday night, were held in Waco Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock and interment was in Oakwood cemetery here at 1:30 Wednesday afternoon.

He was reared in Corsicana but had lived in Waco several years. He was merchandise manager of the Red Arrow Laboratories for nine years.

Surviving are his wife, Waco; a son, Neyland Inabnit, Jr., Roscie, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Drake, Waco; two sisters, Mrs. E. M. Peeples, Houston; Mrs. Richard Scott, Dallas; three grandchildren and other relatives.

Corley’s Funeral Home was in charge of the local arrangements.

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Dennis Claude Allen
Aug 16, 1889 - Apr 26, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CLAUD ALLEN TO BE HELD THURSDAY

SERVICES WILL BE HELD IN FIRST METHODIST CHURCH AT FOUR P.M.

Funeral services for Claud Allen, aged 37 years, who died at his residence, 216 East First Avenue Tuesday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock will be held at the First Methodist church Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor of the First Methodist church; Rev. Joe Patterson, assistant pastor of the First Methodist church, and Rev. Paul Utley, pastor of the Max Avenue Methodist church, Corsicana.

Mr. Allen was born at Cornning, Iowa, but came to Texas seventeen years ago and has resided in Corsicana since that time, where he was well known as a contractor and churchman. He professed religion at the Adair revival meeting held here approximately fifteen years ago. He was a member of the First Methodist church for a number of years and for the last several years has been a member of the board of stewards. He was especially active in the personal work department of the church affairs and was one of those laymen who gave unstintingly of his means and time in the furtherance of the work, not only in his own church, but of other congregations.

Mr. Allen was a member of the Corsicana Lodge No. 63, I. O. O. F. for years.

He was associated actively with his brother, Eugene Allen in the contracting business until his health gave way. In the winter, he fell and broke his foot and when apparently on the road to recovery, his heart began troubling him. During his prolonged illness, he was a cheerful man, never complaining.

Fifteen years ago, he was married to Miss Madge Walker of Corsicana. His wife and two children, Miss Mary Hellen Allen, and Claud Eugene Allen, survive. Other relatives are his father, D. C. Allen, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Eugene Allen, Corsicana, Major Allen, Miami, Fla.; eight sisters, Mrs. Frederick Martin, Nazareth, Pa.; Mrs. Walker Maddox, Joldston, TEnn.; Mrs. H. A. Dodd, St. Petersburgh, Fla.; Miss Elizabeth Allen, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. J. H. Smith, Billingham, Wash.; Mrs. B. A. Baker, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. V. A. Hilton, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. C. E. Allen, Decatur, Ga.

Miss Elizabeth Allen will arrive here early Thursday.

Active pallbearers will be. C. C. Albritton, J. M. Holloway, W. M. Thomas, LeRoy McAfee, J. W. Lichlyter, A. E. Baslam, A. E. Foster, H. F. Marr, L. F. Flynn, all of Corsicana, and A. Hastings Harrison, Beaumont.

Honorary pallbearers will be the board of stewards and the Weiler Bible Class of the First Methodist church and all friends.

Notice, Stewards.

It is the desire of the Chairman that the Board of Stewards of the First Methodist church attend the funeral of brother Claude Allen in a body.

Claud Allen was a valuable member of the Board of Stewards and a tireless worker for the cause of the church.

You are asked to meet at the church a few minutes prior to the funeral service that will be held at 4 o’clock Thursday.

R. J. JACKSON,
Chairman Board of Stewards,
First Methodist Church.

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FUNERAL SERVICES CLAUDE ALLEN HELD 4 P.M. THURSDAY

BURIAL FOLLOWS IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY; LARGE NUMBER AT SERVICE

Funeral services for Claude Allen, 37, contractor and churchman, who died at his residence, 216 East First Avenue, Tuesday afternoon at 3:40 o’clock following a lingering illness, were held Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the First Methodist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Revs. F. P. Culver, Joe Patterson and Paul Utley, Methodist ministers. Mr. Allen had been a member of the First Methodist church for about fifteen years and for the last several years had been a member of the board of stewards of that congregation.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Madge Allen; one daughter, Mary Helen Allen; one son, Claude Eugene Allen; father, D. C. Allen, Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Eugene Allen, Corsicana; Major Allen, Miami, Fla.; eight sisters, Mrs. Frederick Martin, Nazareth, Pa.; Mrs. Walker Maddox, Joldston, Tenn.; Mrs. H. A. Dodd, St. Petersburg, Fla.; Miss Elizabeth Allen, New Orleans, La.; Mrs. JH. H. Smith, Billingham, Wash.; Mrs. H. A. Baker, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. V. A. Hilton, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. C. E. Allen, Decatur, Ga.

Mr. Allen was born in Cornning, Iowa. He was a member of Corsicana Lodge No. 63. I. O. O. F. he had resided here seventeen years.

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Tribute to Memory Of Claude Allen

A. Hastings Harrison, Secretary of the Beaumont Y. M. C. A., called the Sun office Wednesday afternoon prior to his departure for Beaumont and expressed keen regret that previous plans made it imperative for his return to Beaumont at once thereby making it impossible to remain for the funeral of his friend, Claude Allen.

Discussing Mr. Allen’s death Mr. Harrison took occasion to pay the following tribute to him:

“Among the closest friends I have ever had was Claude Allen. His untimely death grieves me most deeply. He was one of God’s noblemen. He was the founder of the Max Avenue Methodist church of Corsicana. He was a plain, modest man largely unschooled except by life’s experiences, just like the most of us, but of millions of such the army of humanity is made. I am informed that in the hour of death as was characteristic of him in life his only concern was for others. “The memory of his Christian life and friendship shall ever serve to inspire those of us who knew and loved him most.”

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Texana (Payne) Walker-Lockhead
Aug 14, 1876 - Jul 28, 1931

WOMAN RESIDING IN CORSICANA MANY YEARS DIED TODAY

Mrs. Texana Lockhead, aged 55 years, resident of Corsicana practically all of her life, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Madge Allen, 216 East First avenue, Tuesday morning at 10:20 o’clock following an illness of two years, and the funeral services will be held from the Allen residence Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The funeral will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Allen, Corsicana; two grandchildren, Mary Helen Allen and Claude Eugene Allen, both of Corsicana; a sister, Lilla Payne, Malakoff; and two brothers, B. J. Payne, Hammond, and Jeff Payne, Sweetwater.

The funeral will be directed by Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Tuesday, July 28, 1931
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • 1st husband W. S. Walker married Mar. 26, 1890 2nd husband Herbert B. Lockhead married Aug. 31, 1911; d/o William K. Payne and Martha Jane (Woodard) Payne buried in Payne Cemetery, Athens, Texas

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD ON WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. LOCHHEAD

Funeral services for Mrs. Texana Lochhead, aged 55 years, long time resident of Corsicana, who died Tuesday morning at 10:20 o’clock following an illness of two years, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Madge Allen, 216 East First avenue, with interment in
Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. J. W. Bergin, pastor of the First Methodist church.

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Allen, a granddaughter, Mary Helen Allen, a grandson, Claude Eugene Allen, all of Corsicana; a sister, Lilia Payne, Malakoff; and two brothers, J. B. Payne, Hammond, and Jeff Payne, Sweetwater.

Pallbearers were Wiley Burdine, Boyce Martin, T. J. Walton, W. E. Slaughter, W. M. Huff, Claud Carson, Charley Steely, Jr., and F. A. Pierce.

The funeral was directed by the Corley-McMahon Funeral Home.

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Sarah Jane Elizabeth (Stover) Gray
Jul 9, 1851 - Feb 24, 1927

AGED CORSICANA WOMAN PASSED AWAY EARLY HOUR TODAY

Mrs. Sarah R. Gray, aged 75 years, died at the family residence Thursday morning at 3 o’clock at 614 North Nineteenth street. Funeral services will be held at the residence Friday morning at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

She is survived by several grown children.

The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 24, 1927 - Submitted by Diane Richards

FUNERAL SERVICES AGED WOMAN HELD FRIDAY MORNING

Funeral services for Mrs. Sarah R. Gray, aged 75 years, who died Thursday morning at 3 o’clock, at the family residence, 814 North Nineteenth street, were held Friday morning from the residence at 10 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. G. Gwaltney, pastor of the Zion’s Rest Methodist church.

Several grown children survive.

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Sam P. Hyman
Jun 2, 1857 - May 31, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR AGED MAN HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Sam R. Hyman, aged 70 years, inmate of the Old Folks Home, I. O. O. F., who died at the Navarro County Hospital Tuesday morning at 10:35 o’clock following an operation for appendicitis Saturday morning were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

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Myrtle A. (Phillips) Thompson
May 28, 1904 - Nov 5, 1926

YOUNG WOMAN DIED AT RICE; INTERMENT BAZETTE CEMETERY

Mrs. Myrtle Thompson, aged 22 years, wife of Ben Thompson, died at Rice Friday night at 10:20 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Bazette cemetery Saturday afternoon. The funeral cortege left Rice just before noon Saturday.

She is survived by her husband, parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Phillips, and other relatives.

Notes:

  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Saturday, November 6, 1926
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • w/o Bennie/Ben Thompson married Dec. 23, 1922 d/o Andrew Jackson Phillips and Josephine “Josie” (Meeks) Phillips

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Rice Woman Died and Buried Bazette

Mrs. Ben Thompson of Rice passed away Friday night, November 5, at 10:20 o’clock and was buried at the Bazette cemetery Saturday afternoon. She left to mourn her loss, a husband and two small children, a father and mother, Mr. and Ms. A. J. Phillips, and brothers and sisters.

God put her here upon this earth;

To reach a distant goal,
And as she strove from infant’s birth
She was building up the soul;
He saw it fit to make the call
That we all must answer to,
Through it be in Spring or early Fall
We start life there anew.
She will surely reach the distant spot
Beyond the seas of space,
Where god has made, we know not what
For His children and His Grace.

A FRIEND.

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Emily Jane (Kyser) Gray
Dec 23, 1859 - Jun 17, 1926

FUNERAL SERVICES FRIDAY AFTERNOON FOR AGED WOMAN

MRS. EMILY GRAY DIED AT HER HOME HERE THURSDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Emily Gray, aged 66 years died at 607 North Twelfth street Thursday afternoon at 12:20 o’clock and the remains were interred in the Bazette cemetery Friday afternoon. The funeral services were held at the Bazette church and were conducted by J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana, and Rev. W. A. Corkern, Baptist minister of Kerens.

She was born in Alabama.

Surviving are seven children, Charley Gray, Roane; Roy Gray, Mildred; Vance Gray, Mildred, Woodward Gray, Fort Worth; Mrs. Will Harrell, Corsicana; Mrs. B. D. Nabours, Corsicana; Mrs. Glenn Smith, Mexia. Other relatives also survive.

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Bazette News.

The remains of Mrs. W. A. Gray who passed away at the home of her daughter Mrs. Ben Nabors in Corsicana last Thursday at 1 p.m. were brought here Friday afternoon and carried to the Baptist church where funeral services were held at four o’clock. The pastor of the First Baptist church of Corsicana conducted the services and a quartette from the First Baptist church sang some very appropriate songs. Interment was made in the Bazette cemetery. Mrs. Gray was born in Wilcox county, Alabama in 1850 moved to Texas in 1876, lived in Fannin county two years, then settled near Bazette a few years later. She was married to W. A. Gray, who passed away thirteen years ago. To this union ten children were born, seven survive her, one passed away when it was small, and a grown son and grown daughter passed away about two years ago. The surviving children are Mrs. Will Harrell and Mrs. Ben Nabors of Corsicana, Mrs. Glen Smith of Mexia, Charley Gray of Roane, Vance and Roy of Mildred and Woodie of Fort Worth. The bereaved loved ones have our sympathy in this dark hour. Mrs. Ella Smith of Hillsboro and Mr. John Sparks and family of Ennis were here to attend the funeral of Mrs. Gray.

June 21st. BROWN EYES

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Elizabeth E. “Lizzie” (Fuergson/Ferguson) Jergins
Nov 21, 1854 - Nov 7, 1926

CORSICANA WOMAN BURIED AT BAZETTE MONDAY AFTERNOON

Mrs. Elizabeth Jergins, 62 years old died at 1704 West Tenth avenue at 9:30 o’clock Sunday morning and the remains were interred in the Bazette cemetery Monday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted at the house at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Rev. Hugh Miller, Church of Christ minister officiating.

She is survived by one son, J. W. Jergins of Corsicana and one daughter.

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Frances Lucille Phillips
Apr 22, 1927 - May 30, 1927

Little Child Died Chatfield Monday

Frances Lucille Phillips, one-month and 10 day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Phillips of Chatfield, died Monday morning at 3 o’clock.

The funeral was held Monday afternoon with interment in the Bazette cemetery.

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William Wesley “Speck”, Will, Willie” Rankin
Jan. 22, 1880 - Feb. 17, 1927

FORMER CORSICANA RESIDENT BE BURIED HERE ON SUNDAY

The body of Will W. (“Speck”) Rankin, aged about 46 years, a former resident of Corsicana, who died in a sanitarium in San Antonio Thursday night, will arrive in Corsicana at an early hour Sunday morning and will be taken to the residence of Mrs. W. R. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue. The funeral services will be held at the McCandless home Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery.

Mr. Rankin was a veteran of the Spanish American War.

Pallbearers will be brother veterans, Harry Sedgley, Col. C. A. Davis, R. C. Sizemore, H. R. McCandless, J. D. Carroll and S. W. Burdine.

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FORMER CORICANA RESIDENT BURIED IN OAKWOOD CEMETERY

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR WILL W. (“SPECK”) RANKIN

Funeral services for Will W. (Speck) Rankin, aged about 46 years, Spanish-American War veteran and former resident of Corsicana, who died Thursday night in San Antonio, were held at the residence of Mrs. W. R. McCandless, 1911 West Fourth avenue Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. The remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery.

The body reached Corsicana at an early hour Sunday morning.

Pallbearers will be brother veterans, Harry Sedgley, Col. C. A. Davis, R. C. Sizemore, H. R. McCandless, J. D. Carroll and S. W. Burdine.


The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church.

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Lou Ada (Tucker) Barnhart
Mar 18, 1871 - Apr 11, 1927

ROANE WOMAN DIES FAMILY HOME AFTER ILLNESS NINETY DAYS

MRS. LOU ADA BARNHART WILL BE BURIED OAKWOOD CEMETERY WEDNESDAY

Mrs. Lou Ada Barnhart, aged 57 years and 24 days, died at the family residence in the Roane community Monday night at 8:20 o’clock following an illness of 90 days and the remains will be interred in Oakwood cemetery Wednesday afternoon. The funeral services will be at the Church of Christ, Corsicana, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

Surviving are her husband, C. G. Barnhart, three children, W. T. Barnhart and W. M. Barnhart, both employees of the Central Texas Grocery Company at Mexia; Miss Hattie Francis Barnhart, Roane; two brothers, A. M. Tucker, Jackson, Tenn.; W. T. Tucker, Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters, Mrs. W. S. Morgan, Tupelo, Arkansas; Mrs. Eva Enochs, West Port, Tenn.; Mrs. Mary Holloday, Holinday, Tenn.; Mrs. O. L. Cummings and Mrs. G. C. Hendrichs, both of Corsicana.

Mrs. Barnhart was born in Tennessee but has resided in Navarro county for 31 years. The family resided in Mildred five years, Buffalo community nineteen years and Roane seven years.

She had been a member of the Church of Christ for 43 years.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR ROANE WOMAN HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Lou Ada Barnhart, aged 56 years and 24 days, wife of C. G. Barnhart of the Roane Community, resident of Navarro county for thirty-one years, who died at the family residence Monday night at 3:20 o’clock following an illness of ninety days, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Church of Christ here at 2 o’clock with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. Cuthbertson, formerly pastor of the Church of Christ, here, now of Dallas, and Rev. J. P. Sewell, pastor of the Corsicana Church of Christ. Mrs. Barnhart had been a member of the Church of Christ for more than forty-years.

She was born in Tennessee. The family resided in the Mildred community for five years, Buffalo community nineteen years and in Roane the remainder of the time.

Surviving are her husband, two sons, W. T. Barnhart and W. M. Barnhart, both employees of the Central Texas Grocery Company, Mexia; one daughter, Miss Hattie Francis Barnhart, Roane; two brothers, A. M. Tucker, Jackson, Tenn.; W. T. Tucker, Memphis, Tenn.; five sisters, Mrs. W. S. Morgan, Tupelo, Ark.; Mrs. Eva Enochs, Westport, Tenn.; Mrs. Mary Holladay, Holladay, Tenn.; Mrs. O. L. Cummings and Mrs. B. C. Hendricks, both of Corsicana.

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Elizabeth S. “Lizzie” (Talley) Gulick
Nov 1, 1830 - May 9, 1927

FORMER CORSICANA WOMAN PASSES AWAY WAXAHACHIE TODAY

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. GULICK BE HELD TUESDAY MORNING IN CORSICANA

The families of Mr. Wm. Clarkson, Sr., and Mrs. Annie Beale have received the message of the death of Mrs. Lizzie Talley Gulick which occurred this morning in the home of her niece, Mrs. Kenner of Waxahachie.

Mrs. Gulick having lived for many years in our midst, is known and beloved by the entire citizenship of Corsicana. She was a noble product of a Christian home, her father, Rev. J. W. Talley, being one of the pioneers of Methodism in Georgia and later in Texas. Her mother sharing in this service, wielding an influence for good and devotion to the cause of Christ that was continued in the life of Mrs. Gulick. She was one of those sweet influences in the community that took an attitude of love and kindness toward every one and who had in return the love and confidence of all who knew her.

She possessed rare intelligence along with the many Christian graces of character that fitted her for the position of an instructor, having taught in colleges and maintained a private school here some years ago.

Thus her influence abides in the lives of many who came in daily contact with her.

Her marriage to Dr. J. W. Gulick brought about a happy relationship as she became a devoted wife, and mother to the children in this home.

Their love and appreciation of her has ever been evidenced not only through the years of her active interest but when the weight of years enfeebled her activities, their tender care and thought attentions have been bestowed upon her in a manner attesting a beautiful devotion and tribute of love. Bishop S. R. Hay and Mr. William Clarkson, Sr., sharing with the daughters their admiration for her, held a place of affection in her heart alike that of real sons.

Much of the time in recent years, she has spent in the home of Mrs. Annie Beale.

The nieces with whom she made her home from time to time, who survive her are: Mrs. Zetta Kenner of Waxahachie, Mrs. W. K. Stewart of Grapevine, Mrs. Charles Church and Mrs. Wallace of Beaumont, Mrs. Lee Boyd of Kerens and a nephew, Mr. Charles Morse of Waxahachie.

The funeral services will be held here tomorrow, Tuesday morning by Dr. F. P Culver from the First Methodist church at 10:30.

The active pallbearers will be Tom Kenner, Eugene Kenner, W. K. Stewart, Charles T. Morse, Ozre Cheaphnen, J. L. Halbert.

CONTRIBUTED.

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FUNERAL SERVICES TUES. MORNING FOR MRS. L. T. GULICK

FORMER PIONEER RESIDENT OF CORSICANA DIED EARLY MONDAY AT WAXAHACHIE

Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Talley Gulick, aged 88 years, who died in Waxahachie early Monday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Zetta Kenner, in Waxahachie, were held here Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clock from the First Methodist church with interment in Oakwood cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. F. P. Culver, pastor.

Mrs. Gulick spent a number of years in Corsicana and was well known here.

Surviving are five nieces, Mrs. Zetta Kenner, Waxahachie; Mrs. W. K. Steward, Grapevine; Mrs. Charles Church and Mrs. Wallace of Beaumont; Mrs. Lee Boyd of Kerens; one nephew, Charles Morse, Waxahachie; Mrs. S. R. Hay of Houston; the late Mrs. Wm. Clarkson, Sr., and Mrs. Annie Beal of Corsicana were step-daughters of Mrs. Gulick.

Active pallbearers were Tom Kenner, Eugene Kenner, W. K. Steward, Charles T. Morse, Ozro Cheaphnen, and J. L. Halbert.


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The following from the Waxahachie Light of Monday will be read with interest here:

Mrs. M. T. Gulick, 88 years old, died at 12:30 o’clock Sunday night at the home of her niece, Mrs. F. B. Kenner on College street, Mrs. Gulick had been in frail health all winter, and was stricken with pneumonia Saturday.

She came to Waxahachie with Mrs. Kenner.

Mrs. Gulick was born in Savannah, Ga. November 11, 1839. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, the Rev. John T. Tally. She was a school teacher in early womanhood, going first to Missouri and then to Colorado to teach.

She came to Texas 50 years ago and located at Corsicana, where she taught in private schools, that being before the days of free school education. She was married to Dr. J. W. Gulick of Corsicana and is survived by the following Step daughters: Mrs. Sam R. Hay, of Houston, Mrs. G. W. Hardy of Shreveport, Mrs. Annie G. Beale of Corsicana, Mrs. W. K. Stewart of Grapevien, a niece, was reared by Mrs. Gulick.

Mrs. Gulick was educated at Oxford College, at Oxford, Ga., and also attended Weyley College at Macon, Ga. Her father was one of the founders of that school.

She was a devoted member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and was active in church work. She lived in Waxahachie for a period of ten years, coming here in 1900, and during that time was active in civic and church circles, and was at one time president of the Women’s Missionary society of the First Methodist church here.

Brief funeral services will be held at the home of Mrs. F. B. Kenner at 10 o’clock Tuesday morning, after which the funeral cortege will leave for Corsicana, where the body will be buried, Corsicana was for many years the home of Mrs. Gulick and her husband is buried there.

Active pallbearers will be: Eugene Kenner, Tom Kenner, W. K. Stewart, Ozro Cheatham, C. T. Morse and Josh Groce.

Tribute Paid By Friend.

Having taught with her in her little school just across the street from her home, I know where of I speak and saw her day after day meet difficulties and obstacles which seemed and still seem to me insurmountable.

Stricken with paralysis her husband lay helpless, her father an intelligent superannuated Methodist minister with gentle frail wife and Dr. Gulick’s five children, the youngest five years old, composed the household. Later Lula Gulick, an orphan (now Mrs. G. W. Hardy of Shreveport) was added and a few months after her father’s death, also a paralytic, her sister died leaving to her a little daughter only twelve days old. This child she reared as her own, educating her as she died Dr. Gulick’s children. To carry all this required wonderful business ability and a great soul. I never knew a more patient, loving and tender wife and to these children she was a wise and devoted mother. Through the stress and strain of these trying years, I saw her rise in every occasion, an always with a flag flying bravely in her heart. But after eighty-seven years she was tired, so she folded her hands and fell quietly to sleep last night.

And if the soul can fling the dust aside and freed upon the air of heaven ride, were it not a shame, were it not a shame for it in this frail body crippled to abide.

H. H. G.

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Mrs. Gulick Passes Away, In Waxahachie.

Word was received in the early morning hours that Mrs. Lizzie Tallie Gulick, venerable mother of Mr. Annie G. Beal and of the late Mrs. William Clarkson, passed away rather suddenly Sunday evening in Waxahachie. She had been ill only a few days, but was able to sit up Sunday, Mother’s Day, with her children and grandchildren about her. Mr. Clarkson and Miss Annie Beal Clarkson were with her during the afternoon and were greatly surprised to hear of her death this morning.

Her remains will be brought to Corsicana some time Tuesday for burial. Further details will be given later.

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Joseph L. Cole
Nov 25, 1856 - Dec 24, 1927

FUNERAL SERVICES SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR JOS. L. COLE

Joseph L. Cole, aged 71 years, died at his home, 718 South Main Street, early Saturday night and the remains were interred in Oakwood cemetery Sunday afternoon. The funeral was held at the family residence.

Surviving are his wife and several grown children.

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Robert Roundtree Smith
Aug 31, 1851 - Apr 15, 1927

AGED MAN DIED AT HOME OF SON FRIDAY NIGHT; HIGH MASON

R. R. SMITH, AGED 75 YEARS, PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY; FUNERAL SUNDAY

R. R. Smith, aged 75 years, 8 months and 15 days, prominent and well known Mason, native of Texas, died at the residence of his son, A. T. Smith, 529 North Twenty-Eight street, Friday night at 10:10 o’clock. He died suddenly, although he had been in ill health for several years.

Mr. Smith was a member of Roddy Masonic Lodge, No. 734, A. F. & A. M., Mabank, Texas. He was also a 32 degree Mason.

He resided at Mabank, Texas until about seven years ago when he moved to Corsicana.

His wife preceded him in death, February 17, 1925.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dora Cooper, Wolfe City, Texas; Mrs. D. H. Simpson, Mabank; five sons, L. J. Smith, Selma, Ala.; W. C. Smith, Asherton; W. W. Smith, Purdon; E. E. Smith, and A. T. Smith, both of Corsicana; thirty-five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

The funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at 520 North Twenty-eighth street, Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister, will conduct the ser4vices. The Masons will have charge of the funeral. Interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.

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FUNERAL SERVICES FOR R. R. SMITH ARE HELD SUNDAY MORN

AGED RESIDENT CORSICANA AND PROMINENT MASON BURIED IN OAKWOOD

Funeral services for R. R. Smith, aged 75 years, 8 months and 15 days, who died suddenly Friday night at 10:10 o’clock at the residence of his son, A. T. Smith, 520 North Twenty-Eighth street, were held Sunday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence with interment in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. I. R. Darwood, Methodist minister, conducted the services. The Masonic order had charge of the services. He has been in ill health for several years. Mr. Smith was a native Texan.

Mr. Smith was a member of Roddy Masonic Lodge No. 734, A. F. & A. M., Mabank, Texas. He was a 32nd degree Mason.

He resided at Mabank until moving several years ago when he moved to Corsicana.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Dora Cooper, Wolfe City; Mrs. D. H. Simpson, Mabank; five sons, L. J. Smith, Selma, Ala.; W. C. Smith, Asherton; W. W. Smith, Purdon; E. E. Smith and A. T. Smith both of Corsicana 35 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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Thomas Prewett “Tom” Maddox
Apr 26, 1887 - Apr 23, 1927

FORMER CORSICANA MAN BURIED HERE MONDAY MORNING

TOM MADDOX PASSED AWAY SAN ANTONIO; REMAINS BROUGHT HERE

Funeral services for Tom Maddox, aged about 39 years, former resident of Corsicana, who died in San Antonio Saturday afternoon, were held at the Sutherland Undertaking Parlors Monday morning at 11:15 o’clock. The services were conducted by Rev. J. Howard Williams, pastor of the First Baptist church. Interment was made in Oakwood cemetery. The deceased was reared in this community and was well known here. A number of relatives live in this county.

Surviving are his mother, Mrs. F. T. Maddox, Houston; one sister, Mrs. Joe Hughes, Houston; three brothers, W. M. Maddox, Dallas; V. Maddox and Edgar Maddox both of Tulsa, Okla.

Pallbearers were Allen Edens, Pat Loggins, Tom Hart, Hood Cheney, Tom Hughes, Percy Williams, Wade Smith and Pete Lindsey.

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John Fletcher Tucker
Nov 11, 1843 - Nov 15, 1927

TRIBUTE PAID TO JOHN F. TUCKER BY FRIEND OF YEARS

Corbet, Texas, Feb. 22, 1927
To The Sun-Light:

I am asking a small space in your valuable paper to express my sorrow and grief at the death of my comrade and friend, J. F. Tucker, who passed away February 15th at 2 p.m. We laid him by his beloved companion in Campbell cemetery in his Confederate uniform of gray and his cross of honor pinned on his breast and his favorite walking cane in his arms.

He was eighty-four years old, born and reared in Tennessee. He joined the Second Tennessee Regiment and spent the best part of his life in the service of his country. From 61 to 65 he fought from the Blue Grass region of Kentucky to the rice fields of South Carolina.

Shortly after his companion’s death he united with the Methodist church and lived a Christian till death and we trust that his soul is bivouacking on the tender fields of a Confederate soldier’s heaven. Yes, we believe he has crossed that Great River and is climbing the banks of that foreign shore meeting hundreds of his grand old comrades with flying colors, who have gone on before, saying “Comrades, we are all here.”

He leaves four sons, two daughters, twenty-one grandchildren and four great-grandchildren to mourn for him.

His pastor, Rev. Mr. Gardner, conducted the funeral services.

Farewell, friend and comrade, for a little while.

Respectfully,
LOUIS SUMMERS.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Thursday, February 24, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • CSA-Second Tennessee Regiment; h/o Sarah “Sally” (Hassler) Tucker; s/o William Tucker & Rebecca (Steele) Tucker

Abner B. White
Mar. 19, 1890 - Apr. 10, 1927

CUTTING SCRAPE IN BUSINESS DISTRICT RESULTS IN DEATH

A. B. WHITE DIED SHORT TIME AFTER BEING CUT SEVERAL TIMES

A. B. White, aged 37 years, died in the Navarro County Hospital about 9:30 o’clock Saturday night from knife wounds received in an altercation in the down town business sector. Clifton Faulk was arrested and placed in the Navarro county jail in connection with the death of White.

White received knife wounds about the head, neck and left arm. It was stated that death was due to the severing of an artery in the left arm.

The remains were interred in the Campbell cemetery Monday morning at 10 o’clock.

Surviving are his wife, six children, two brothers, Ezra and Mack White, both of Tuckertown; one sister, Mrs. Ivy Burns, Alma; step-mother, Mrs. Elizabeth White, Corsicana; six half sisters, Littie Kirkham, Corsicana; Leta Bolden, Corsicana; Minnie Lity, Louisiana; Ethna Teague, Corsicana; Alfa Allen, Corsicana; Ava White, Corsicana.

Details of the trouble between White and Faulk are not known. Faulk also received knife wounds in the altercation but his injuries are not of a serious nature.

Formal charges of murder were filed against Faulk, it was stated from the office of County Attorney Woods.

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  • The Corsicana Daily Sun - Monday, August 29, 1927
  • Submitted by Diane Richards
  • h/o Stella Bonnie (Woodard) White; s/o Andrew Johnson White buried in Dresden cemetery & Margaret Alice (Hope) White

Thomas Jefferson “Tommie” Burks
Jan 26, 1921 - Apr 4, 1926

LITTLE BOY FELL INTO TANK MILDRED SUNDY AND DROWNS

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD MONDAY AFTERNOON WITH BURIAL GRAPE CREEK

Thomas Jefferson Burks, Jr. aged six years, was drowned Sunday evening about 7 o’clock when he fell in a tank on the Simms lease near Mildred while he and smaller brother were playing. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon with burial in Grape Creek cemetery. The services were conducted by Rev. W. T. Bratton, pastor of the Hope Baptist church of Corsicana.

The child was the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Burks. Mr. Burks is employed as a pumper of the Simms lease where the boy was drowned.

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Mary Caroline (Stepp) Huggins
Nov 9, 1870 - Sep 21, 1962

Mrs. Huggins Dies In Dallas

Mrs. Mary Huggins, 91, former Corsicana resident died in Dallas Friday.

Graveside rites will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grape Creek cemetery with Rev. Stone Risinger of Dallas officiating.

The widow of the late W. M. Huggins, Corsicana real estate operator, the family moved to Dallas in 1929.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leon Clark, and two sons, B. F. and W. L. Huggins, all of Dallas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jack Corbett, L. D. Huggins, W. M. Huggins, Marvin Williams, Roy Gillingham and George Week.

Corley directs

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Mrs. Huggins Rites Monday

Graveside services for Mrs. Mary Huggins, 91, widow of the late W. M. Huggins, Corsicana real estate operator, were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Grape Creek cemetery.

The rites were conducted by Rev. Stone Risinger of Dallas.

The family moved to Dallas from Corsicana in 1929.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Leon Clark, and two sons, B. F. and W. L. Huggins, all of Dallas; five grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Jack Corbett, L. D. Huggins, W. M. Huggins, Marvin Williams, Roy Gillingham and George Week.

Corley directed.

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